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The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 43.
TO ADD $2 TO
Advance in Freight' Charges
Will Be Transferred to Con
sumer, Power Company Of
ficial Says Felt at Once.
GENERAL INCREASE WILL
, BE ABOUT $2 PER TON
Even at Higher Figures Fuel
Famine Is Imminent Illinois
And Kanses Operators Unable
To Meet Delivery Order.
Efforts to reduce the cost of living
will be greatly hampered by the in
creased freight rates and the uncer
tainty of a regular output from the
. coal mines. Heads of many Omaha
'over the increased Cost that coal and
freight will add to the production in
The liiirfltn rtf ihp nrlrlprt frMcrht
charges, which go into effect Au
gust 25, will touch every consumer.
The effect of the coal - situation,
which includes a prospective short
age as well as higher transportation
charges, will be felt long before iur
nace fires are lit, some commercial
observers believe. Manufacturers,
jobbers, packing house industries
and retailers, each with his propor
tionate share of the increase to meet,
believe it will have to be distributed
on their manufactured products un
less other economics of production
can be found to offset the increase.
Figures Show Added Costs.
J. E. Davidson, vice president and
general manager of the Nebraska
Power company, has prepared fig
ures based on an annual coal con
sumption of 150,000 tons, illustrating
the added costs that will fall on one
Omaha concern. The table, which
shows the new costs of obtaining the
coal supply of the power company,
both from Kansas and Illinois, fol
Present freight rate $1.90
Increased freight rate 665
Last contract price of coal $2.80
1 Present contract price 4.00
Last contract $2.80
Old freight rate 1.90
Present contract $4 00
i Proposed freight rate 2.56
, Total ....i..,. '.V;,';..V.$6.56
lKfcrel.se d ' cost, based on .150,000
Present freight rate . $3.05
Increased freight rate 1.07
Proposed contract price of coal..$4.00
Present contract price .... 2.,0
Coal cost increase, per ton....$l.0
Freight rate increase...... ......
Total increased cost, ton $2.77
The amount on coal required to
operate for the year is $415,500.
Net Increase $2 Per Ton.
It is probable that the supply will
come half from each field. Thus,
averaged up, Mr. Davidson says That
the net increased cost per ton will
be $2, or a total increased cost for
the year of $300,000. The Illinois
coal would cost $8.12 per ton, and
the Kansas coal $6.56. Assuming
that each field will be able to sup
ply half the needed tonnage, the Ne
braska Power company will have to
expend $1,101,01)0 in . the next year
for coal to generate light and power
for Omaha hdmes and industries.
J. M. Harding, secretary of the
Harding Cream company, said that
. the added freight rate on coal used
by his firm will amount to approxi
mately $5,500 a year. In the event
of a coal shortage, he estimates his
coal bill would be increased $10,000
a year, making a total of $15,500.
Traffic Cop Assists
1 r i it . n
rursuer in not race
To Capture "Villain"
Traffic Oificer Emmet Ford, at
Sixteenth and Dodge streets, saw a
man racing down the street in his
direction with another man after
The pursued fled past Ford and
the officer joined the chase. He
reached ' him at Seventeenth and
Dodge streets, but the captured man
Crowds gathered to see the cop
and his foe at war. After several
minutes of fisticuffs Ford subdued
The pursued was Faust Warner.
919 Second avenue, Council Bluffs,
and the pursuer A. L. Dick of the
Dick Coal Co., Fifteenth and Nich
Dick toldSPord Warner gave him
a check two weeks ago for an order
of wood which he had ordered de
livered to a false address and the
check turned out to be worthless.
The check was for $9.85, Dick
said, and Warner received $4.25 in
At Fourteenth and Dodge streets,
at 2:30 p. m., he met Warner and
asked him to stop.
- Instead, Warner fled, he declared,
and he gave chase.
Warner was taken to Central po
lice station for investigation.
Held for New York Police
Chicago, Aug. 5. John Alexander,
alias John La Granch, alleged in
ternational anarchist and said to be
a member of the German commun
ist labor party, was arrested, here
today at the reqjiest of New York
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Onah P. 0. Ud Act March
Silk Shirt Craze Abating
In Grain Belt of Dakota;
Farmers Saving Money
Check in Buying Leaves Merchants' Shelves Loaded
With Slow Moving Goods Demand for Practical
Goods Becoming Stronger Commodities Show
Sharp Increase in Price in Past Few' Months.
By ARTHUR M. EVANS.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Lea&cd Wire.
Aberdeen, S. D., Aug. 5. As one
taxis through the gram belt he is
impressed with the abatement of
the silk shirt craze, the siik shirt
being to the swivel chair economist
the symbol of the much famed
"orgy of extravagance."
The larmer, who has got his slice
of the melon in larger abundance
than any other group, is not throw
ing away today on ritious habila
ments. For nearly 2,000 miles this
pilgrimage has streaked past a pro
cession of smaller cities, in each
of which shop windows have in
variably been noted with awning
stripe "silk shirtings marked down
20 to 50 per cent.
The farmer boy and the hired
man have stopped buying. His pur
chasing capacity apparently was
fed up when he had laidin one daz
zler for Sunday. What many of
the merchants fancied was a -deep-rooted
mania for sartorial piodigal
ity, proved to be only a passing fad.
As a result many shop shelves are
loaded with goods that move as
slowly as an empty freight car to a
bulging grain elevator.
The silk shirt market out in the
rural sections has reached the point
of saturation. It marks a great let
down, too, in the call for other sorts
of luxuries, the demand for which a
few months ago was making the
production experts shudder at the I
INSTITUTE HOLDS 1
TWO BABIES TILL
MOTHER PAYS BILL
Officials Declare They Are Not
Interned As Hostages,
Merely Fair Play
The two Horton children, will be
adopted, according to members of
the board of trustees of the Child
Saving institute if their mother, Mrs.
TlnnpIlT Hnrtnn tnet tint send funds
from Kansas City for their mainten
ance, bhe went to Kansas City Sat
urday ostensibly to secure employ
ment to support the children.
nffi-ial at ihf institute flpfv anv
action of the welfare board or any
other body to return the Horton
children to their Mother. They have
been at the Institute (or nine" months.-
AiifVinritil aclf flJVItlfnt fif 9 hill
of more than $200. When Mrs. Hor
ton appeared recently to take tne
children, she was refused them be
cause officials explained that she had
been earning enough money to pay
part for their support.
Hrs. Horton feared her children
were held as hostages.
"Mrs T-Tnrtnn li if she savs we
are holding her children as hostages,"
said Mrs. Oeorge A. joslyn, wno is
on the executive board of the insti
tute. Government Troops
Being Mobilized to
Move Against Cantu
Mexico City, . Aug. 5. Govern
ment troops which will be sent into
Lower California to put down the
insurrection led by Estaban Cantu,
governor of that state, are being
mobilized at Guaymas and Puerto
Isabel in the state of Sonora, and
at other ports, General P. Elias
Calles, secretary of war, said last
"Cantu has not more than 1,000
men," he added, "and they are not
of the fighting kind. Most of them
are saloonkeepers and gamblers."
Compulsory military service is
the only way of solving Mexican
military problems, the general de
clared, and he expressed himself as
favoring the establishment of five
military zones, i northern, southern,
central, Atlantic and Pacific.
Socialists Demand Hungary
Observe Disarmament Terms
Geneva, Aug. 5. Entente nations
are called upon to end the era of
Hungarian reaction by compelling
Hungary to observe the . disarma
ment terms of the St. Germain treaty
in resolutions adopted unanimously
by the socialist congress, in' session
Gamblers Resort to ,
Guns When "Bones
Fail to Roll Right
Chlearo Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaned Wire.
' Chicago, Aug. 5. Max Kulen
sky is a good loser, but unfortu
nately he has been mixing with
men who are not. Max had been
losing steady in a crap game for
several nights, i but he took hi?
losses in good part, and always
came back the next night with
Last night the bones rolled his
way. He won $300, and started
blithely on his way.' He felt so
good over the evening's work
that he ordered up a taxicab to
take him home. . '
He had not proceeded far,
however, until another taxi over
took him and five . armed men
jumped out and stopped his
chauffeur. Then they frisked
Max i his entire roll.
"Theyvwere the same fellows I
beat in the crap game," Max told
the police. "It makes me sick
the whole business. While I lose .
it's all right. When I win well,
I lose anyhow, so what's the use?
I'm through gambling.'!
inroads it made upon the output of
Scores of smaller town merchants
during this trip have attested that
while no diminishment has been
noted in the bulk of purchasing
done by the fanner (business is
brisk for this period of year) the
demand is lor practical goods.
These in turn have gone up in
price, owing to the call. In some
shops, for instance, ordinary cotton
shirts have been marked $4.50. On
garments the farmer customer laid
off buying as much as possible this
year about the time the big cities
were taking up the overall fad, but
for the last three months while prices
have dropped, he has been doing
Wherever the pilgrim goes in his
roadster he hears farmers loudly
complaining against the woolen
manufacturers back east.
Puzzled Over Wool Market.
What the farmjr finds difficult to
understand, and in this he has much
company, is why with the bottom
dropped out of the raw wool market,
the textile makers in New England
are still shooting "shoddy" 'into the
trade. Scores on this trip have
spoken of "pure woolen" suits which
have gone to pieces in a surprisingly
short time, because too little virgin
wool has been used.
Where there is sheep raising the
talk' is all the -jnore emphatic. A
(Continued on Page Two, Colnmn Two.)
RECEIVES BODY OF
Delegation Urges Lloyd George
To Grant Dominion
London, Aug. 5. Poland and Ire
land gave Premier Lloyd George a
busy day today. In addition to pre
siding at a cabinet council and dis
cussing these questions, he received
in the afternoon and evening a depu
tation of Irish unionists and na
tionalists from Dublin and Cork,
who urged him to grant dominion
home rule for Ireland.
With the premier Were Andrew
Bonar Law, lord privy seal; Sir
Hamer Greenwood,, cnief secretary
for Ireland, ind bther ministers.
An official report of the confer
ence will be jssued shortly.
The premier's reception twice of
the Cork and Dublin deputation was
the cause of the interest in the lobby
of the house of commons. The be
lief was expressed that the views of
men of such high standing, many of
whom formerly opposed the home
rule, could no; have failed of care
ful consideration by the ministers.
It was said in the lobby of parlia
ment that the delegation had urged
the government to drop the new
Irish crimes bill and substitute a
generous home rule measure. To
the objection ihat the visitors did
not represent the Sinn Feiners," the
delegation argued that the procedure
they advocated would at least have
behind it the large and growing
opinion in Ireland, while the policy
of combining "coercion" with the
home rule bill before parliament
would be unanimously condemned.
It is an open secret that the pre
mier favors dominion home rule as
a solution of the controversy, and
has been held back by the conserva
tive elements in the cabinet.
War Office Issues Sharp
Reply to Protest of Town
, Shenandoah, la., Aug. 5. (Spe
cial.) A telegram from the War de
partment, sent in reply to one from
the Community club' pretesting
against the use of cars at this time i
to move the Camp Dodge equipment
to Camp Lewis just when the cars
are needed to move the wheat and
c6al of ihe country, practically in
formed Shenandoah that the depart
ment would tend to its own busi
ness and advised Shenandoah to at
tend its own.
The statement was supplemented
by the information that cars needed
for moving the Iowa wheat would
not be used.
Charge of "Murder" Is
Filed Against Gilinsky
Jackson, Mich., Aug. 5. (Special.)
Charges of murdering Deputy
Sheriff Harry Worden following the
robbery of the Farmers State bank
at Grass Lake' last Thursday were
filed here yesterday afternoon against
DaVe Gilinsky, of Omaha, known
here as Dave Rosenberg, and "Doc"
Stowe, Walter Wirson and W. E.
Harris, arrested with him.
Mrs. Dave Gilinskv. who arrived
jhere from Omaha last night, was
refused permission to see her hus
band by Sheriff Larabee.
Grow in State Election
St Louis, Aug. 5. Pluralities of
the leading candidates for . the
gubernatorial and senatorial nomin
ations are growing constantly as
unofficial returns from rural dis
tricts of Tuesday's state wide pri
mary election drift in. ' ,
Breckinridge Long seems to be
the democratic nominee for United
States senator, and Senator Selden
I'. Spencer has been conceded the
republican nomination by his near
est opponents, Dwight F. Davis.
x John Barrymore Weds. 4
New York, Aug. 5. John Barry
more, widely known actor, and Mrs.
Leonard M. Thomas, formerly Miss
Blanche Oelrichs. socially prominent
Ajn this city, were married here today,
; .o rORCES
Battalion of f rench Riflemen
Quartered at Luxembourg
Ordered in Readiness to
Start for Poland.
AS SERIOUS AS19U
Bolshevik Armies Reported
To Be Sweeping Poles Back
British Premier Demands
Armistice at Once.
Amsterdam, Aug. 5. A battalion
of French riflemen quartered in
Luxembourg, have received orders
to hold themselves ready to start
for Poland, according to the Ber
London, Aug. 5. Among British
officials and diplomats of other na
tions here undisguised anxiety is felt
over the Russo-Polish situation. One
"The situation is as grave as that
in August, 1914."
Leo Kameneff, president of the
Moscow soviet, is reported to have
sent a message to his government
asking that Russia accept immediate
ly the original British proposals for
an armistice with .Poland.
M. Kameneff, it is said, sent his
mesage after he and M. Krassin, the
Russian minister of trade and com
merce, had had a very plain talk
with Premier Lloyd George and An
drew Bonar Law, government lead
er in the House of Commons, last
night. Up to the middle of this after
noon no reply had been received.
M. Kameneff and M. Krassin are
members of the Russian commission
wHich came here to conduct nego-
tiatiops looking to the restoration of
trade between Great Britain and
Demand Armistice at Once.
In a statement in the house of
commons today in regards to last
evening's conference with tUe soviet
delegates, Premier Lloyd George
said he and Mr. Bonar Law made
it clear to M. Krasm and Kameneff
that the immediate conclusion of an
armistice on fair terms was the only
course which would remove sus
picion that the soviet government
was insincere in its professed de
sire for oeace and in its declaration
that it intended to. respect the in
depedence of Poland; . -
The premier added that ne , ana
Mr.- Bonar Law also, made it, clear
that, in view of the fact that eth
nographical Poland had been in
vaded, "we would take effective
steps to remove obstacles in tne
way ot transmission to roiana irom
Danzig of miliary supplies which
could be obtained from that quarter.
Make Six Miles Daily.
Warsaw, Aug. 5. Russian soviet
armies driving against tne ronsn
lines defending Warsaw are main
taming, an average progress ot six
miles per day in the direction of this
lhey are being held in the south,
however, and in some places are
being pushed back from the districts
east of Lemberg, which is one ot
the objectives of their present cam
.todays orhcial statement issued
at general staff headquarters de
clares the Poles have retaken the
town of Brody, near the Galician
frontier, and have forced the bolshe-
viki back into Russia in the region
American aviators fighting with
the Kosciuscko squadron are bat
tling against General Budenny's
avalry and infantry along the
Sereth -river, where the soviet forces
have not made any headway. Parts
of this squadron were engaged all
day yesterday near Miklicze, where
they met Cossacks and bolsheviki
infantry. The losses suffered by the
enemy in this district were very
heavy, today's official statement say
ing 1,600 bolsheviki were killed and
large numbers were wounded.
'Russian bolshevik forces have
reached Ostrov, 53 miles northeast
of Warsaw, and 25 miles southwest
of Lomza. i
Lomza is Taken.
Lomza, an important city about
"5 miles northeast of Warsaw, has
been taken by the Russian bolshe
viki after being defended for many
days by the Poles, according to an
announcement at the foreign of
fice last night. Polish forces have
evacuated Brest-Litovsk, but hold
the forts west of the river Bug, and
further south the Poles have evacu
ated Kovel and are withdrawing to
the line of the Bug river.
General Romer and his colleagues
on the Polish armistice commission
will go to Minsk today, to meet
representatives of soviet Russia and
attempt to halt hostilities between
the two countries. Credentials 'giv
ing the commission authority to en
gage in negotiations preliminary to
a treaty of peace, as swell as to ar
range for an armistice, are being
prepared. This action followed the
return and report of the Polish com
mission this morning from Bar
enovitchi. Had Body Packed in Ice
To Avoid Burial Alive
Jerico Springs, Mo., Aug. 5.
Joshua Bays, aged resident of this
place, never hesitated to "take a
chance" on a horse race, but he re
fused to' take one on being buried
In accordance with Bays' dying
wishes, his body was packed in ice
for three days and then buried with
out being embalmed. .
Bays, who at the time of his death
was on the sunny side of 80, was
well known in the southwest part cf
tne state as a race horse owner,
AUGUST 6, 1920.
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IN NEAR FUTURE
Kidnaper of Child, Now Under
Arrest, Bartering to Ex
change Baby If Granted
Philadelphia, Aug. 5. "The
crank" disclosed today as August
Eaeol -of-New Gretna, N. J-, refuses
to reveal the whereabouts of little
Blakely Coughlin unless he . is
granted immunity in the kidnap
ing. He is bartering now to exchange
the child, stolen from his parent's
home in Norristown, Pa., on June
2, for his freedom. He is said to
have gone so far as to admit the
15 months old babv is hidden in
Important developments in the
case are expected today following
the disclosure early today of the
crank's" identity. He is of French
and Italian extraction and recently
lived here and since last week in
Recently Bought Farm.
An acquaintance of Pascol's says
he knows Pascol had a woman
friend, who detectives believe has
the child. (
Psacol only recently bought a
farm at New Gretna and drove from
this city in a motor car last Thurs
day to take possession, it was said.
Pascol had three or four rifles and
a quantity ot liquor it also was
Opened Bank Account.
Pascol, the police learned today,
opcred an account with a " Philadel
phia bank on June 21, four days
after the father of kidnaped child
had placed $12,000 in a hiding place
near his home as directed by one
of the "crank" letters.
The first deposit was $1,000. Later
larger sums were added. On Mon
day morning, beiore his arrest, Pas
col paid the balance due on his new
home in New Gretna with a certified
check of the Philadelphia bank. ,
Prohibition Wrong, Says
Lipton's Friend at Races
New York, Aug. 5. Prohibition
Lord Dewar, friend of Sir Thomas
Lipton and the latter's gudst for
the international yacht rac, says
so, and Lord Dewar should know.
He makes Scotch whisky by the
"I have studied prohibition care
fully since I have been over here
and it is all wrong, really now," his
lordship said today, as he embarked
for his own native, "tight little isle."
"I find that it is too severe and
that it encourages lawbreaking," he
added. "In England, now, we are
going at the problem in a different
way. We close the saloons for
several hours each day and this is
having a salutary effect on drunken
ness. There is a great improve
ment noticeable already."
Police Say Kidnaper Is
Notorious Eatern Crook
Philadelphia, Aug. 5. August
Pascol, the man in custody charged
with kidnaping the infant son of
George H. Coughlin of Norristown,
Pa., was this afternoon identified as
Augusto Pasquale, said by the 'po
lice to be a former jail bird and no
torious crook. The announcement
was made by George H. Leonard,
chief postal inspected. -
London Reserve Falls
London, Aug. 5. The weekly
statement of the Bank of England
shows the proportion of reserve to
liabilities is 10.20 per cent: last week
12,20 BSE se.afc " '
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Ontilda 4th Xo (I mr). Dally Suaday.
PERSIAN CAT, IN
COURT FOR WEEKS,
HAS REAL OWNER
Judge Worried For 48 Hours
Then Awards Feline to
After 48 hours of deliberation Mu
nicipal Judge Holmes has rendered
his decision in the white Persian cat
case. Miss .. Margaret Kennedy,
Helen apartments, is the only and
true owner of the cat, he announced,
as the clock struck 2 yesterday aft
There-was a prolonged silence In
the court room after the decision
was rendered. Not even a feline
meow broke the stillness, for with
the exception of the judge the court
room was empty.
Miss Kennedy, who carried the
case from justice to municipal court
to recover the cat from Mrs. R. M.
Serria, 1019 South Twenty-fifth
street, had had possesion of it for
two days, and was content to learn
the decision by telephone. The be
reaved Mrs. Serria also failed to ar
rive to hear the fatal decision.
"That case has bothered me more
than almost any case I've ever had,"
said Judge . Holmes. "That cat
meant too much to both of those
. "Miss Kennedy, I think, identified
it as hers by the marks on its nose.
She testified the cat's tail had been
trimmed. The. plaintiff admitted
she had trimmed the fur on the tail.
All in all I think I've made a good
decision. Of course the case might
be taken to the supreme court."
Heavily Armed Men
Loot Cash Register
And Deposit Vaults
New York, Aug. 5. While 175
patrons of the Lenox Turkish baths
were sleeping early today, five rob
bers entered the establishment and
after holding up five attendants es
caped with about $10,000 worth of
valuables checked by the sleepers.
The bandits, heavily armed, ar
rived at the baths in taxicabs. They
backed attendants against the wall
at the point of revolvers. Harry
Cohen, manager, and two attendants
were thoroughly beaten by the hold
up men, who after taking $150, from
the cash register, broke into in
dividual deposit boxes.
Meanwhile, the patron victims
slept undisturbed. With the rising
of the first patron, however, and
announcement that his valuables had
been stolen, there rose a cry of
lament which did not end for hours.
Cohen based his estimate of the
robbers' loot from claim checks pre
sented by frantic patrons.
Providence, R. I., Shows Gain
Of 13,269 People In Decade
Washington, Aug. 5. Providence,
R. I., 237,550; increase 13.269 or 5.9
State of Oregon 783,285; increase,
110,520 or 16.4 per cent.
Frederick, Okl., 3,822; increase
795 or 26.3 per cent.
Multnomah county. Oregon, in
cluding Portland, 275,898; increase
49,637 or 21.9 per cent.
Klamath Falls, Ore., 4,801; ' '.n
crease, 2,043 or 74.0 per cent.
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IN DUNN'S PLACE
Detective May Be Named
Head of Bureau Pattullo
Mentioned as New
Chief of Police.
Detective John Pszanowski's
name was generally mentioned in
city nail '. circles yesterday to be
painted on the chief detective's win
dow, covering that of John Dunn,
who was discharged Wednesday.
Commissioners would say but
very little regarding a probable suc
cessor to Chief of Police Eberstein,
who is now under fire. Andrew
Pattullo inspector of police, is next
in line and is slated for Eberstein's
Pszanows'ki is eligible for the
chief of detectives's place, according
to Police Commissioner Ringer. He
has been on the force 12 years.
Mayor Smith and Commissioner
Zimman said that the resignation or
dismissal of Eberstein is imminent.
Commissioner Ringer also is under
fire by Commissioner Zimman.
Zimman said that he believed that
every member of the commission
except Ringer believes he should
"It may be possible that there will
be two votes against asking his res
ignation." said Mr. Zimman, "but
there will be no more."
Commissioner Falconer said he
would not vote on the Eberstein
resolution until he "went over the
If Pattullo is made chief. Tony
Vanous, senior police captain,
would be next in line for the inspec
Suspected Slayer of
Youths Has Narrow
Escape From Big Mob
Marion, 111., Aug. 5. Settino de
Sesnis, held in connection with the
deaths of two youths found mur
dered near Royalton. barely escaped
violence at the hands of a mob pi
approximately 200 men early today.
Officials heard of the mob's ap
proach and safely removed De Ses
nis to another town. After search
ing the county jail the mob dis
persed. West Frankfort, 111., Aug. 5. In
vestigation was begun today into
the deaths of Tony Hemphill4 17
years old, and Amel Calcaterera, 14,
whose bodies were found in shallow
graves one mile north of Royalton
near here late yesterday. Their
throats had been slashed.- ' .
The boys, the police announced
today, had been heard to say they
had information about a recent bank
robbery. This led police to believe
the double murder was committed
to silence the youths.
Aviators Drop Flowers
On Hearses of Comrades
Los Angeles, Ca!., Aug. 5. Flow
ers were dropped from 15 airplanes
today as hearses bearing the bodies
of Lieut. Omar Locklear and Mil-
Elliott, former army avfetors
killed here Monday night while do
ing stunt flying for a motion pic
ture scene, made their way to the
train which was to take the bodies
Gessler On Inspection Tour
Berlin, Aug. 5. Herr Gessler, min
ister of defense, has gone to East
Prussia on a tour of inspection. Re
cent reports from Berlin have indi
cated anxiety there over the prox
imity of bolshevist troons to th Vast
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Nonunion .Crew Pulled Front
Street Car and Beaten by
Crowd of More Than 1,000.
Strikers and Sympathizers.
ARMED GUARDS OPEN
RIFLE FIRE INTO MOB'
Police Reserves Called Out to
Handle the Situation
Seven Men Are Held in Jail
For Part in Outbreak.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Ilea Leaed Wire.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 5". Reports
of renewed rioting by street car
men and strike sympathizers are
coming in right along, and among
those reported injured is Chief of
Police Hamilton Armstrong, who
was .hit in the head with a rock
thrown by a strike sympathizer at
the central" car barns tonight He
is unconscious and was rushed to
the county hospital.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Denver, Colo., Aug. 5. Four men;,
were shot and several others badly
beaten in a riot which started short
ly before 6 o'clock tonight when a
tramway car collided with an auto
mobile at Fifteenth and California
streets, in the heart of the business
section of the town. More than
1,000 strikers and their sympathiz
ers, who had marched in a body to
the city hall while a committee from
the Denver Trades and Labor As
sembly called on Mayor Bailey, '
were were parading after the con
ference and had just reached there
when the collision occurred.
The strike sympathizers, who had
been joined by several hundred ad
ditional union men after the demon
strators left the city hall, immedi
ately surrounded the car and be
gan breaking in the heavily screened
car windows to get at the strike
Within a few minutes several
thousand people, shouting, cursing
and fighting, jammed the streets.
Stones and bricks were hurled at
the car, which was smashed open so
that the rioters were able to get at
the crew. '
Three of the strike breakers were
hauled from the car and severely
beaten. . According to spectators,
armed guaffls opened fire when they,
saw that the car crew was at the
mercy of the mob, and at least four?,
men were shot. Whether any wer
seriously wounded could not be de.
termined during the melee, which
was constantly growing, wors.
The police patrcd accompanying
the car in automobile with reserves
were unable to handle the situation,
and ' three riot calls were sent in.
bringing five automobile loads ol
police to the scene. 1
Seven men, alleged by the police
to have participated in the riot, were
taken to the city jail and locked up.
Several of them had been severely
beaten and required medical emer
gency treatment from the police
Of Oregon Is Third
Largest in History
Washington. Aug. 5. Oregon has
a population of 783,285, an increase
of 16.4 per cent in the last 10 years,
the census bureau announced today.
The state's increase was not so
large numerically as in the decade
ending with 1910, but it was larger
;han that for the decade ending with
1900. The increase in number was
110,520, the third largest numerical
increase in the state's history. '
Oregon's rate of increase is larger
than that of Georgia or Delaware,
the only two other states whose
3920 census has been announced.
Georgia's increase was 10.9 per cent
and Delaware's 10.2 per cent.
Oregon ranked as 35th state in
point of population in 1910, with
672,765 people. Organized as a ter
ritory in 1848 its first federal census
in 1850, showed a population of 13,
294. Its rate of increast was largest
during the earlier years, the per
centage from 1850 to 1860 having
been 294.7, while in the decade end
ing with 1910, it was 62.7 per cent,..
Coal Dealer Held On Charge
Of Profiteering, Bound Over.
Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 5. Tames
R. Woolridge, one of the 15 coal
dealers recently arrested here on
charges of violating the profiteering'
provisions of the Lever act, was
bound over to the next term of fed
eral court today after a preliminary
hearing before United States Com
missioner Pike Powers.
One witness testified he had
bought five carloads of coal from
Woolridge at $8.50 per ton. The
government charged at the hearing
that Woolridge made a profit of
$3.50 on each ton.
Lloyd George Says England
Will Stop Landing of Mannix
London. Anir 5 .Pr-m!r T 1wA
George in answering a question in
how the government proposed to
deal with Archbishop Mannix, the
Australian prelate, on his arrival.
sdiu uie KuveTiiiuciu decision was
that fVlrt llrllKtclt.M cl.fll.IJ MA 1..
allowed to land in Ireland.
Such steps would be taken as were
deemed necessary to make the de
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