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OMAHA, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1920.
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OIT8IDE Old HA IMI UM .V
ul bllfkb. rise ckmo.
Oespite Formal Withdrawal of
Complaint by Employes,
State Commission, Fearing
Strike, Rules to Rush Probe.
BOTH SIDES VOLUNTEER
TO GIVE TESTIMONY
Union Breaks With Investigat
ing Body When It Refuses to
Consider High Living Prices
In Connection With Wages.
I)ej,ite the nwt inn fur . ili-rnn-t
nuanc e i.( th- M(f he,1ni'g. filed
rtrrUy bv tin- street cr men's
I l inn, t tt - St.ite R.iilwav 'immih-
nn mini tin1 hearing h mid be
f .11 1 in tied nn it nun motion.
sked by the i riiiMiiion hrthrr
I n c lirn t viiiilf! appear .it ihc hear
ii'K, A. II. IW)if", rnunel for the
litnnn, replied he would adwsc them
nef to make t voluntary annoaraiire.
"If thev are summoned Sefore the
rommiiion in a legal manner I will
mie ttirin in appear." lie s.tid,
"l.ut the nrif;al complaint of the
i:'t'otl o longer etts a f r n we
.n mure rued."
J. L. Wcb-tir. riin.e for the
)ii aha k I mm. il R'lifU Street
K.vlway company. ail the company
ilfl lint .ippne the moron fur dis
imal of the hearing, but would
m le a voluntary appearance before
h.- t(.mn)n.ion if so ordered.
See Possible Strike.
"I lob! the i nuiiiioii when it
tint took up the dispute that the
union would only abide by it de
. tston if the de-iinn were favorable
to it." ilrrUreil Mr. Webster. "Its
action today verifies my statement."
I lie commission, in its derision to
ruittinue the bearing, held the evi
dence already taken, showed the
possibility of an interruption of
ervjec. tin:' establishing a prima
Alvin J-. Johnson, counsel fr the
contpany, averted there was no
evidence on record to show a strike
ote hid been taken. The state
rient regarding the strike vote, of
fered by Attorne Bieelow as an
admission of fact, and testimony
of Preaident Short, of the union that
t'o-thirds of the union mcmher
bii h.-id voted to strike was .stricken
from the records when Bigelow in
truded Short not to reply to Ques
tions regarding the gWitee ""veitf
count. Mr. Johnson contended.
" The Human Element.
"I don't believe there is. a labor
rrearition in America willing to
:id in fivinir a standard of wages on
a commercial basis, where the h-i-
(titatlaiKH re Three. Column Two.)
Loses $ 1 50 in Bold
B. Bartlett, 2IKM' Ha'nev street,
city talesman for Swift & Co.,
win held up and robbed of $150 in
collection hy a lone negro bandit
at Thirtieth and Lake streets at 3:30
p. m. yesterday.
Bartlett was driving his Ford
north on Thirtieth Mrect vhen a
tugrrt biled him to stop- He cotn-
ded and felt a revolver tabled into
ii jibs with the command. "Hands
1 fir negro took $150 in Cash and
a number of checks, amounting to
fhe collections the salesman had
m:.de fr the day.
1 he negro nude his escy.pe over
the Lake street hill. Police were
called and are scouring he neigh
korhood for the bandit.
Turkish Peace Delegation
. , f i i !
AlTIVeS in PrenCn tapiiai :
Taris. June 17. Turkey's peace
'.rlrgaiion. headed by Daniad Ferid
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today. It na met at the station byTcu1oj he res.gned from Columbia
I'ol.' Henry, who had charge of the
(iernun delegation at the peace
conference. The party was escorted
s Versailles, where it is installed
in the same uite f rooms used by
he German last vear. Daniad
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rrlST l4! urcu dS9l(MCU kj upair
mert used by lount von Brock-dorrl-Rantan
as head of the Gcr
Wedding of Helen Taft
To Take Place in Canada
Xew Haven. Cann.. June 17. An
announcement from the family was
thai the marriage of Miss Helen
Tail, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
WiKura Howard Taft. to Frederick
). Manning. will take place at Mor
tar HayrtTanada, Inly 15. Miss Taft
tll come here from cryn lar
Saturday for the Yale corr.mcncc-i
Automobile Thief Draws
Five Yean in State Prison
Oticjfo, June 17. Fied Steffler.
Aadron. Intt, charged with
transporting a stolen automobile
ret a state line, wis given five
year ia trin by Judge Landis
mltn kt admitted his story U Id the
cit ol service in Frame was
li'.te. To companions were give
Vf "Drag fiaf" Omafcav.
Mrddrn fall hy city ofticali for
toVery Vu! to do constructive
a a grand ee4n el thjt etas of
fnmenrr . (rota Omaha. Commit
a It ger fat in a call for three
it 4 aggers and Commissionet
Twl am a lot ef witltng to
JVilson Sure People Will
Condemn G. 0. P. for Refusal
To Ratify League Covenant
Says Processes by Which Republican Platform Was
Accomplished Seem to Have Been Prussian in In
spiration Hopes Democratic Convention Will Say
What It Means on Every Question Wihout Evasion.
' By The Associated Press.
New York, June 17. President
Wilson, in a special interview giv
en to the New York World, to be
published tomorrow morning, said
he was "extremely confident that
the democratic convention at San
I'liiicisro will vyrlcome tlu accep
tance by the republican partv of my
invitation to make the league of na
t ii mi i the issue in this campaign."
"I am ever more confident." the
president said, "that such referen
diiir. will confirm my faith, that the
American people desire it above
anything else that a political party
now may provide and that they will
condemn the republican policy of
dei'ying them the consummation of
their hopes. No one will recom
mend a referendum on that issue
more than I."
"I suppose I should feel flat
tered," ho said, "over beinp made
the issue of the presidential cam
paign hy the republican partv. But
even the effort of the platform mak
ers at Chicago to confer the dis
tinction of being not only a burn
ing but a living issue by camou
flaging and obscuring the real is
sues will not deceive the people."
Attacks G. O. P. Platform.
"The processes by which the Chi
cago platfo'rm was accomplished
seemed to me to have been essen
tially and scientifically Prussian in
inspiration and method. Instead of
quoting " Washington and Lincoln,
the republican platform should have
quoted Bismarck and Bernhardt be
cause the republican attitude regard
ing the supreme issue that cannot be
abandoned or disregarded strongly
suggests the arbitrary influences that
dictated the doctrines of those two
"Every charge directed against me
and my administration is obviously
designed to becloud and negative the
paramount issue confronting the
American people, to befog their
sense of responsibility and make vio
lation of the obligations they have
assumed to be of small consequence.
I sincerely believe that the attempt
DR. JAMES HYSL0P
Secretary of American Psychi
cal Research Society Victim
New York, June 17. James Her
vey Hyslop, secretary and director
of research of the American Society
for Psychical Research, died today
after a long illness in Upper Mont
clatr. N. J., it was announced here
tonight. Death was due to thrombo
sis. . He was 64 years oldv
Having long been interested in
psychic phenomena, Dr. Hyslop in
1907 raised an endowment fund of
$1-75,000 for the re-estjablishment of
the American Society of Psychical
Research, which had dissolved fol
lowing the death of its secretary. In
a biographical sketch issued todj
by the society, Dr. Hyslop is de
scribed as "formerly a "materialist
and agnostic," who became "con
vinced that demonstrative evidence
of the continuance of human life
after bodily death exists."
Dr., Hyslop is survived by a son
and two daughters.
Born in Xenia. O., August 18, 1854,
Dr. Hyslop was graduated from
Wooster college, studied two years
at the. University of Leipsic and later
at Johns Hopkins. He was succes
sively professor f. philosophy at
Lake Forest university. Smith col
lege and Bucknell university, then
ol ettlics ana ps) cnoiogj i
hja university and later professor of
.. J t-.l - ri.,r
logic and ethics at tne same msr.iu-
Suffering trom pulmonary luoer
in 1002 and soent the next two years
in the Adirondack, He was author
of a score of other philosophical and
Woman Loses $27 to Holdup.
Returning to her home, 2510
Vinton street, lat Wednesday night.
Mrs. A. P. Shafer was held up by
a small man armed with a nickel
plated revolver, who took $27 from
her. The robberv took place within
half a block of her home. "I'm
hungry and 1 gotta eat. I aint no
mean guy," the boyish highwayman
said, according to Mrs. Shafer.
Terpischorean Revelry Reigns Supreme
When Hundreds Join in Street Dance
The pavement on Eighteenth
street, between Faniam and Harney
streets, was transformed last night
into a terpsichorean .revelry in
which hundreds of Omahans .partici
pated with considerable spirit.
It was Omaha's first street dance,
held under the auspices of the Ne
braska National (Juard. the regular
army and the American Legion, s
It a sa democratic affair ind was
witnessed by thousands of evening
outers who tarried along the way to
see this outdoor event.
Cornmeal was spread over the
pavement to make the movement of
the dancers easier. The Twentieth
infantry band of Fort Crook, under
the leadership of Col. Beaumont B.
Buck, furnished the musk. Another
dance will be held tonight at the
i dpt. Thames Thorburn of the
States army engineering ,
of the republican party to win the
sanction of the American people for
its attempted evasion of these obli
gations will be decisively rebuked.
With one thing I am fully satis
fied this is that the republican party
in its platform has joined me in the
suggestion I made in my letter to
the guests at the Jackson day din
ner in Washington in January h:t.
In that letter I expressed the hope
that a sincere attempt would be
made to determine the attitude of
the American people on the league
of nations by the resort to the gen
uinely democratic process of the
Confidence In Delegates.
"Of course, I have no yvay of an
ticipating the probable trend of sen
timent 'that will be expressed in the
democratic national convention at
San Francisco or forecasting the
ultimate conclusions of that body.
But I have every confidence that the
delegates who will sit in that con
vention will repeat the challenge T
issued to the republican party and
express their readiness to permit the
people to decide between trje vlgtie
and ambiguous declaration liy the
republican and a positive and defi
nite expression of opinion by the
democratic party. Whatever else
the democratic party may do, I hope
that its convention at San Fran
cisco will say just what it means on
every issue and that it will not re
sort either to ambiguity or evasions
in doing so.
"This thing (the league of nations)
lies too deep to permit of any polit
ical sculdtiggery, any attempt to
side-step or evade moral and hu
manitarian responsibilities much too
solemn to treat so lightly or ignore.
"I should prefer at this time not
to discuss partisan politics or to
venture any prediction as to the
probable attitude that the democratic
convention will take on any subject.
I sincerely believe, however, that the
vast majority of gentlemen who will
sit in the San Francisco convention
will appreciate the necessity and
permanent value of keeping tlie
(Continued on Pnm Two, Column One.)
MURDERED IN FULL
SIGHT OF POLICE
"Paddy, tEe Bear." Shot Down
In Broad Day Assassin
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee, I .e aril Wire.
Chicago, June 17. It -is still the
'open season" for labor czars ano
gangsters, the latest shooting from
ambush disposing of Patrick P.
("Paddy the Bear")) Ryan, chief of
the notorious "Valley gang," saloon
keeper, Jabcrv slugger and ward
Ryan's slayer lay in wait for him
in the very heart of the gang leader s
bailiwick at 10 o'clock this morn
ing with a half dozen persons, in
cluding a policeman in sight. Ryan
was on his way to the Desplaines
Street station to answer a charge of
receiving stolen property. As he
passed an alley the gunman stepped
out, automatic in hand, and opened
up, putting four bullets into the
"Bear." Ryan staggered to the mid
dle of the street and sank down,
while the gunman fled back through"
the alley, exchanging shots with tin.
policeman who pursued him vainly.
A wagon drew across the line of
pursuit with the neat opportunism o
the South Side bad lands and the
policeman was balked.
Ryan was 35 years old and had a
wife and eight children.
He was suspected of complicity
in the murder, recently, of Edward
J. Coleman, another labor czar -and
the police believe his killing is an
outcome of that slaying. Detective
Sergeant James Hosna was mur
dered in Ryan's sloon by "Big
George" Vogel, but Vogel and Ryan
and "the porter of ' the saloon were
all acquitted, numerous "witnesses"
testifying that all of them were in
a rear room at the moment of :he
killing and saw nothing.
Officers Miss Whisky.
Kenosha, Wis.', June 17. A stake.
$75,000 worth of whisky, contained
in a car from Cincinnati to the
"Kenosha Distributing company"
under a fraudulent permit, escaped
the United States prohibition forces
Wednesday night. Thursday federal
officers found the car empty.
corps, who is here in the interest of
a recruiting drive, explained that the
object of the dsnce was to promote
a better understanding between the
people and-their peace army.
"We are endeavoring." said the
captain, "to have the public under
stand that the army is really of the
people; that we are giving a voca
tional training to all recruits and
that he who enters the army will be
better fitted to resume his vocation
at the expiration of his three years'
Assisting Capt Thorburn last
night was Sergt. F. C Shaffer of
the First Nebraska National Guard.
The guard and the regular army are
now engaged in a recruiting drive,
which will be continued for several
weeks. Next Tuesday evening, an
athletic tournament will be given in
the Auditorium under- the direction
"f Amos Thomas and Tack Kilnur-
Disappointed Members of
Party Agree to Boost Ohio
Senator During Campaign
Despite Personal Wishes.
TO MAINTAIN SILENCE
Message Promising Support of
Senator Kenyon of Iowa Re
garded as Significant of
Feeling in Hawkeye State.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee, leaned Wire.
Washington, June 17. Elements
of the republican party, which were
opposed to Senator Harding's can
didacy at Chicago, are apparently re
solved to swallow their disappoint
ments, and to coalesce behind the
nominee in the effort to make repub
lican victory in November certain.
This theory is borne out by several
assurances of support aiveiv to Sen
ator Harding today either verbally"
or m the form of telegrams and let
ters. R. B. Strassburger, one of the
Johnson managers; Senator Moses
of Xew Hampshire, manager for
General Wood and influential in the
progressive wing; Senator Kenyon
of Iowa, another progressive; Sena
tor France of Maryland, a candidate
for the nomination, and Nicholas
Murray Butler, all promised their
support. - ,
But while these representatives of
various factions in the party commu
nicated today with Senator Harding
and offered thejr aid, no word was
heard from Hiram Johnson. The.
senator was said to have left Wash
ington for Chicago to go from there
to California in a few (Jays. He has
not been at his office since he re
turned to Washington Monday nign.
and has made no statement of any
kind as to his stand. Mr. Strassbur
ber said he did not believe the sen
ator had any intention of leaving his
party and aligning with a third party.
When Senator Harding was askrt
today if any arrangements had b-?en
made for a conference with Senator
Johirson, he replied:
"I hope to see all of my colleagues.
Our relations have always been cor
dial. I shall see every republican
it is physically possible for me to
meet. - I v. ill get the views of every
8a.rtyjan w4lhiitread-aWtiwIecided upon-.!
ana l snail, nor consiucr mc ques
tion of international differences in
connection with conferences. I wish
to say at this time that all repub
licans look alike to me."
Senator France came out flat
footed for Senator Harding. After
his visit he issued a statement say
ing that he had had "a long and
most enjoyable as' well as satisfac-
(Contlnued on Tcire Threc Column One.)
Soft brink Keeper
Loses $233 in Cash
In Daylight Robbery
The soft drink parlor of Joe Siska,
2723 Q street, was robbed yesterday
afternoon of $233 in cash and 19
checks ranging in amount from $4 to
Sisfla had just endorsed the checks
and was preparing to go to the bank.
He stepped outsidefor a few mo
ments and when he returned the
money and checks were gone from
the cash register
No one was seen in the store when
the robbery took place, but a for
eigner had been loitering about the
place for several days, Siska told the
Clerk Is Arrested, Charged .
With Betrayal of Texas Girl
William A. Knight, a clerk. 2574
Spalding street, was arrested by
Detectives Hagerman and Dolan at
Sixteenth and Farnam streets yes
terday and taken to the police sta
tion where he was booked as a fu
gitive from justice.
Knight formerly was employed in
the south as a cotfon inspector and
during that time is said to have be
trayed Catherine Lee, a Cleburne
(Tex.) girl, according to the police.
He will be returned to .Texas by
authorities, who will come to Omaha
with extradition papers.' according
to the police. He is at lilrtv under
Knight is married and has two
children, police say.
Rickenbacker Is Named on
Ohio Aviation .Commission
Columbus, O., June 17. Cant. Ed
ward V. Rickcnbacher, America's
premier ace, was named a member
of a state aviation commission by
Governor Cox. ' The commission is
said to be the first of its kind in the
United States. .
The function of the commission
will be to direct a campaign for
srfety in air navigation and to for
mulate rules governing flying.
;r Forecast. , , )
Nebraska Unsettled Friday and
Saturday;.: probably . showers; -not
much change in temperature.
" Iowa Partly .'cloudy Friday; un
settled in west; Saturday unsettled;
not much change, in temperature.
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BOY, 1 7, IS VICTIM
City Officials Demand Immedi
ate Federal Aid in Effort to
Galveston, Tex., June 17. The
death of a J7-year-old youth here
yesterday after a brief illness "prob
ably was due to bubonic plague,
according to a diagnosis made pub
lic tonight by Dr. M. F. Boyd, pro
fessor of bacteriology at the State
Medical college. , At conference
that diagnosis was concurred in by
federal, state, county and city
An immediate effort for the ex-
termination of rats and mice was
Follov4mr-accmference this after
noon presided over by Mayor, H. O.
Sappington it was decided to ask
Surgeon General . Cummings at
Washington to dispatch health serv
ice experts here to help prevent pos-.
sible spread of the disease. In a
statement to the public the commit
tee in charge asks citizens to catch
all rats and mice possible and de
liver them to the city authorities for
examination. All rats and mice
killed, it was requested, should be
tagged with the -locality where they
were found, so 4hat quarantine pre
cautions could be taken should the
rodent be found to be a plague car
rier. Miss Wyoming Rides ,
Pony Into Lobby of
Hotel, Lassoes Clerl
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased M ire.
Chicago, June 17. Loungers in
tlie lobby of the Congress hotel and
the fashion plates patrolling "pea
cock alley" were shaken out of their
customary languid poise today when
a breezy girl mounted-on a tough
little pony rode through the doors
up to the desk and lassooed the as
Then she dismounted and regis
tered, when it was discovered that
s,he was "Miss Wyoming," other
wise Miss Helen Bonham, daughter
of a Wyoming ranchman and the
personal messenger of Gov. Robert
Carey of Wyoming, bearing an in
vitation from the executive to
ilayor Thompson to attend th?
"frontier day" roundup at Cheyenne
the last week in July. Later in the
day she rode into the city hall anJ
delivered the message, her pony
stamping impatiently upon the mar
blfloors, which did not give him a
very certain footing.
Move to Reduce' High
Cost of Fall Clothing
Washington. June 17. Threat
ened high prices for fall clothing
are to be nipped in the bud by the
Department of Justice. Howard E.
Figg, special assistant to. .Attorney
General Palmer, today announced
the beginning of drive aimed at the
high price of fall wearing apparel
which will be along the same lines
as those which brought spring
The - plan is to organize public
sentiment against heavy uying, at
the opening of the sensor, when
high prices will be at their peak if
they are high at all. Wherever this
plan fails the department's special
agents will start legal proceedings
in cases .where the prosecution
Gov. Cox Will Not Attend
, Democratic Convention
Los ' Angeles, June 17. Gov.
James M. Cox of Ohio, candidate
for' the democratic nomination for
president, will not attend the demo
cratic national .convention .in Sao
Francisco,', it was announced .here
by Edward Moore, national cam
paign manager for Governor Cox.
Mr. Moore said it had been - de
cided it would , not sbe -'dignified"
for Govcrnpr" Cox ta : leave his of
fice jn ,an- effort to obtain the presi
dential nomination, - -
BACK ON CHARGE
CHICAGO; IS WET
Says Liquor Statement Given
Wide Publicity Was Just a
Joke, at Informal
Lincoln, June ' 17. (Special.)
"Jifst a joke," is the way Governor
McKelvie answers the demand of
the Chicago city council that he
"gig back" on the statement made
that if any one wanted a sip of
!, Mj-hkS uw??. the recent
republican convention" it could be
Governor McKelvie upon his re
turn from Chicago last week told
state house reporters that there was
plenty of booze in the Windy City
and that the price ranged accord
ing to grade. The Chicago Amer
ican took exception to the statement
any wired for verificaion. The 'gov
ernor took no notice of the inquiry
and now the Chicago council wants
him to retract his statement. In the
meantime the governor has received
more head line advertising in Chi
cago papers than a candidate for
the presidency, but should he ever
go to Chicago again and want to
quench his thrist well the lake is
Thedemand that the governor re
tract is sent by Chief Garrity and
the governor's reply follows:
"The circumstances incident to the
statement to which Chief Garrity
takes exception are so ridiculously
trivial that it hardly merits the
dignity of attention. It was jok
ingly made during an Informal in
terview with the reporters upon my
return fr,om Chicago, and, however
true it may have been, it was not
intended to be given the promi
nence of publicity. As for' proof, I
frankly admit I have none. It avas
a subject in which I am wholly dis
interested and was mentioned only
as a" matter of gossip.
"Most assuredly, I would not
wittingly injure the feelings of Chief
Garrity or reflect any discredit upon
his department, for so far as I know,
he is a capable and trustworthy of
ficial." Suffrage Bill Defeated.
Baton Rouge, La., June 17. The
slate woman's suffrage amendment
failed Thursday to receive the. neces
sary two-thirds vote in the senate.
The vote was 23 to 16. v
Social Lions Work All Night to Finish Job
When Hod Carriers Demand Wage Increase
W'at is you all argufying abo't?"
lustily yelled a negro straw boss,
who boastfully said that he was a
corporal in the A. E. F. "I'se got
to get fru here and sleep so I can
wbrk tomorrow. ' I'se making hay
while the sun shines, I is."
With the stern command to re
sume work, Richard Peters, son of
R. C. Peters, president of the Peters
Trust company, and ' Herbert W.
Potter, secretary of the Peters Trust
company, ceased looking at blistered
hands and rubbing aching backs and
began "mixing" cement.-
The hour was 3 a. m. and while
a flock of taxis waited to take the
"laborers" employed home from
pouring two feot of cement around
a new vault in the Peters Trust,
building, a crowd of social lions was
straining every muscle -to complete
The strike of laborers tied up the
work on the vault at a critical pe
riod and a hurry call fcr help
brought a'Tew society favorites and
Ctefghton college .graduates who
were aided , by a few nonunion
laborers and. employes of the con
tractors. .;' f ".,
:Forty tons of steel Svere embed
ded in the cement, which covered a
tcol-prcof wall VA inches thick..
The work was supervised tv John
LMeusen, jr., who had planned on
All Federal Attorneys Cau
tioned to Be On Watch for
Cases of Overcharging.
. Washington, June 17, A drive on
profiteers in bituminous coal was
ordered today by Attorney General
All federal district attorneys were
ordered to give special .attention to
charges of such profiteering and to
seek indictment where investigation
"The Department of Justice," said
Mr. Palmer's instructions, "is re
ceivingjav number. of letters in which
complaint is made that bituminiJus
coal prices at the mines now range
from $7 to $11 a ton, with a further
increase imminent. The writers say
that 'operators arc attributing the
advances in pay to car shortage and
export demand, emphasis being
placed upon the xport demand.
"Production cost figures gathered
by the Federal Trade commission
from 1,589 bituminous coal operators
in the principal production regions
mining roughly about 60 per cent of
the annual output, show that during
January. 1920, their-cost per ton av
eraged $2.32 at the mines. Since
then there has been an increase of
27 per cent in the cost of labor, en
hancing the production cost to $2.79
per ton. The accuracy of .these fig
ures fs borne out by information in
fetters coming to the department
from purchasers of coal, from wnich
it appears that prices in May did not
greatly exceed those furnished to the
Federal Trade commission for Janu
ary. "This situation demands the
prompt attention of all United
States attorneys. Please give spe
cial attention to the matter and seek
indictments where investigation dis
closes that an unreasonable profit
has been taken, advising the depart
ment of the action -taken."
Von Kaufbeuren Rejects
Paris, -June 17. pr. Mayer von
Kaufbeuren, German charge d'af
faires here, has refused the offer of
the German chancellorship, tendered
him by Karl Trimborn,, leader of the
German center party, who is trying
to form the new German ministry
to be organized as a result "of the
Dr. Mayer declared he considered
the mission he has in Paris too im
portant to give up.
a week's sleep, having just quit
working night and day completing
plans fora new Nebraska capitol.
He got some satisfaction, however,
between shovels of cement bv warn
ing his brother, George, that he
would never4,makc an architect if he
spent all hi 3 time counting I listers.
Alfred C. Kennedy, manager of
the rental department of the Peters
Trust. company, admitted that a gen
eral, raise in rents would be an
nounced today to pay for arnica,
liniment, etc., to case his weary
Grant Peters, nephew of R. C.
Peters, and Tom Berney, each with
a "hod" filled with cement, were
slowly climbing a ladder when the
lunch hour was called. Five min
utes was spent i'i argument between
the two, after which they returned
to tile ground. When R. B. Mc
Fadden. timekeeper for the Laten
sers, who had donned overalls and
was aiding in the emergency, asked
the reason, they indignantly replied
that -they were not "scabs" and
would not work, overtmie.
, J. A. Stapp and M. R. Ashby, su
perintendent of construction on tlie
Peters building and the court house,
respectively, meekly, took orders
from the negro corporal, although in
the habit themselves of bossing- hun
dreds of mci"'"
Annual Convention Endorses
Government Ownership in
Spite of Bitter Protest of
GOMPERS MAY NOT
ASK ANOTHER TERM
Meeting Calls on Congress ta
Establish U. S. Employment
Service as Permamcnt Bu
reau in Labor Department.
Montreal, June I7.--The Ameri
can Federation of Labor's, endorse
ment today of government owner
ship of railroads, at its annual con
vention here was declared by la'tor
leaders tonight to have been the
first genuine defoat Samuel Gompers,
its veteran president, has suffered
in years. The final vote was 29,059
for government ownership and 8,349
The decisive vote, it is reported,
prompted the labor chief to state be
fore the convention late today that
he "was ot quite sure" he would be
a candidate for re-election.
Mr. Gompers fought hard against
the convention's action, declaring it
was a step toward the "enslavement
of the workers as government em
ployes," who, he said, had been C!e
nied many political and economic
rights tinder the past adniinisti.-i
tions. He received only a mild ova
tion. The United Mine Workers and he
powerful railroad workers' organiza
tions combined to bring about Mr.
Gompers defeat. They also had the.
support of the machinists union and
the metal trade organization, ?11
powerful voting factors.
Stand By President.
The Carpenters' union and the
Building Trades organization stood
loyally by Gompers, but were over
After 'the federation's action, the
executive council, whose members
supported Mr. Gompers, are said to
be placed in an embarrassing posi
tion. They must now take steps to
bring about government ownership,
which they have opposed, or resign,
it was stated.
Supporters of Mr. Gompert" de
clared last night that they Would
urge hrm to.retain leadership Jof the
federation and stand up for e-elec-tion
for the thirty-ninth timeX
Despite the protest and desires of
Mr. Gompers. the convention in
creased his salary as president from
$10,000 to $12,000 a year.
In making an appeal to the dele
gates not to give an increase. Mr.
Gompers declared that "$10,000 is
all-sufficient for a man liCing in the
ordinary modes of life to satisfy him
and his needs."
Other Salaries Boosted.
The salary of- Secretary Frank
Morrison also was increased from
$7,500 to $10,000 a year. Organizers'
wages was increased from $48 to
(Continued on Tage Two, Column Four.)
Sinn Feiners Capture
Two Officers" in Attack
On Police Barracks
Cookstown, Ireland. June 17. A
hundred Sinn Feiners today attacked
the police barracks here and drove
the poljce-to the upper part of the
building. They captured two police
constables and withdrew after -two
Cookstown is a strong Tyrona
unionist center. Ulster volunteers
were aroused by the gunfire and
mobilized, but were not asked to as
sist. They watched the siege of the
barracks. One constable was severe
ly wounded by fusillades by the raid
ers. Dufigannon police later inter
cepted a motor lorry in which there,
was a man suffering from dangerous
gunshot wounds. The police asscrl
that two other raiders were shot
Ask Italy, Belgium and Japan
To Interallied Conference
Paris, June 17. The premier's
meeting at Bologne bids fair to blos
som into a full-sized interallied con
ference. Premier Lloyd George and
Premier Millerand have decided to
invite Italy, Belgium and Japan to
attend. This amplification, it is un
derstood, is due to the progress
made by the Franco-British financial
experts studying the German indem
nity question. They have decided on
a definite scheme which will Serve
as a basis for Monday's conversa
tions at Bolognc.
It is hoped that the conference
will be conclu-led by Tuesday night.
Mr. Lloyd Gecrge will reach Bo
lognc Monday evening, M. Millerand
and Marshal Foch proceeding there
the night before.
Mrs. Tabor Wants Trial
Put Off Until It's Cooler
Paw Paw. Mich., June 17. Post
ponement of the retrial of Mrs.
Sarah Tabor for the alleged slaving
of her daughter, Maud Tabor Virgo,
will be asked when the second
hearing is opened Monday. Attor
neys representing Mrs. Tdbor de
clare that to .subject her to a court
ordeal during the hot summer
months might result in her death.
Lloyd George Meets Cabinet.
London. Tune 17. Premier T'lrtvi
George conferred with the cabinet
today on the subject of foreign af
fairs. This conference is considered
as probably the most important one
the premier will have before hi
meeting with . Premier Millerand in
Fiance.; early next week.
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