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On Way to
Nebraska Youth and
Two Alleged Brides
Shooing ?Em In
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Glen T. Aldrich, Thoroughly
Sobered After Champagne
Hevelry, Goes to Chicago
To Greet Wives.
Tells of His Escapades
Glen T. Aldrich. former naval of
ficer claimed as husband by three
1 women, was met bv his Barents. Mr.
and Mrs. C, M. Aldrich of Nebraska
City, Neb., when he passed through
Omaha Sunday night on his way
irom Portland, Urc, where he was
arrested, to Chicago, where he will
face two of his alleged wives.
:. The senior Aldrich declared as he
greeted his boy that he would rather
see him in his present predicament
than in the shoes of Tack Dempsey,
world heavyweight champion pugil
"At least you're not a slacker,"
sua the tather. "xou served in the
war like a man.
Mr. Aldrich declared thjt hi.? son
ad served four years iu the navy
and left the service when the war
broke out. He re-enlisted then as
a yoeman and worked his way up to
the grade of lieutenant.
"A Drunken Tear."
The mother's eyes filled with
tear is she embraced her son. She
was apparently too overcome with
grief to speak.
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V Aiancn explained me wnoie artair
he exclaimed, "I stopped
at Minneapolis and didn't
had been there until I found
a Minneapolis hotel bill receipt in
"Where did I get the liquor? Why,
all you have to do in Chicago is to
go up and ask. for it. You can get
it anywhere." .
a Aldrich declared that he has no
recollection of marrying - Lillian
Dumbrow of Chicago, the first of
his two alleged Chicago wives. He
said that he had been engaged to
Miss Esther Carlson' since January
and admitted that he had married
her in Great Falls, Mont. He mar
ried Kathleen Elsmere, cabaret toe
dancer of Seattle, in 1912, he said.
But she divorced him in 1913, he de
clared. Let the Law Handle Him. ,
Aldrich denied the charge that he
hadposed as a lieutenant-commander
of the navy in Chicago. He said
that he had worn his uniform . but
once since he left active service.
The senior Aldrich sa;J that he
would let the law take its course in
regard' to hii-aon, ,c.w
"There is one thing I want cleared
v..- declared tne anegea Digamists
fl lather. "I am not a wealt.iy packer,
DUE 3 caiaricu man wum uis
packing company at Nebraska City. '
Young Aldrich was in the custody
of Detective Sergeant John Cartan
of the Chicago police force. The de
tective declared that Aldrich had not
been at all dejected on his trip from
Portland. t .' - . ' . ,
Young Aldrich said that he had
communicated with those to whom
he had given checks all along, that
he had told them where he was
going and vhat he expected to do.
His Account Overdrawn.
Aldrich is alleged by Chicago po
lice to have overdrawn his account
several thousand dollars.
The alleged bigamist is a short
thick-set man, about 30 years old.
He has a strong face with piercing
Miss Carlson at her Chicago home
displayed a pile of letters and tele
(Contlnued on Tw Two, Column Five.'
Motorist Plunges ! .
, Car Through Glass
tifieH motorist threw the
gears of his newly purchased autor
mobile into high while parked at
Seventeenth and Farnam streets, at
2 yesterday afternoon crashing into
the plate glass window of the Peter
sen Bros, florist shop at 1714 Far
nam street. He refused to disclose
his name, even when taken to Cen-
xal police station. J
TU. UA intended tn 4hrnw the
gears into reverse, he said, and had
been unable to shift before he
struck the window. Lives of sev
eral pedestrians were endangered by
the rush of the car across the side
walk and by the falling glass. " The
window display was demolished.
The man volunteered at police
headquarters to pay all damages and
-was taken from headquarters to the
Peters Trust Co., where he paid the
damage done, in full. The license
number of the car was 278,431, Iowa.
U. S. and Japan Continue ,
Working on Alien Plan
Washington. Oct 18. (By The
Associated Press.) Conversations
between State department officials
;uid the Japanese ambassador on the
proposed anti-Japanese land law to
be voted on in California November
2 are "continuing fully and satis4
factorily," it was announced today
at the State department.
It was explained, however, that the
tact that the Japanese ambassador
and Under Secretary Davis had been
engaged in the international com
munications conference had some
what delayed the negotiations. Ro
land S. Morris, American ambas
sador to Japan, home on leave of
absence, has taken over study of a
number of questions involved.
Skeleton of Prehistoric
Animal Found in Nebraska
Q.Mtiff. Neh Oct. 18 E. H.
Barbour of the state university, yes
terday unearthed the skeleton of1 a
prehistoric animal, which he believes
to be more than 200,000 years old.
The skeleton was found in the fam
ous fossil beds of Cook's ranch, near
Scottsbluff. It will be preserved and
sent to the University museum, if
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Palmer to Probe
At Demo Meet
Attorney General . Demands
That Frisco Mayor Produce
Proof or Publicly Re
-tract Statement. 'r-. -
Washington, Oct. 18. Attorney
General Palmer today directed the
United States district attorney at
San Francisco "to make a full and
complete' investigation" of reports
that 40 barrels of whisky and gin
were withdrawn from bond at San
Francisqo, for the entertainment of
the delegates to the democratic na
At the same time Mr. Palmer, m
a telegram to Acting Mayor McLc-
ran of San Francisco, called upon
that official either to produce the
proof of or publicly retract a state
ment attributed to him that' Mr.
Palmer knew all about the whisky
transaction at tho time.
Sends Word to Mayor.
Mr Palmer's message to the act
ing mayor was predicated upon spe-
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ciai uispaicucs uuiu o.xii i-iain-iaw
nnnarinir in newsnaoers in Wash
ington .'and 1 other, cities yesterday
morning. These dispatches said facts
as to the withdrawal ot fuc wiuscy
had been disclosed by a grand jury
Mr. ralmers telegram 10 iviayor
McLeran follows: " 1
"fw artsntlnn ha inst been called
to a dispatch from San Francisco
published in Sunday s papers ma
40 barrels of whisky and gin with-
it-.um (rrm fni nn nrdpr of Dr.
William C. Heffner, city health of-
t'er,- ostensibly tor use in san
Prani-kpn miinirinal hoscital. but
actually for entertainment of dele
gates to democratic national con
vention, according to facts revealed
by grand jury investigation. The
dispatch further states as follows:
Demands Retraction. v
" 'Acting Mayor Ralph McLeran
declared that Attorney General Pal
mer, who was attending the conven
tion as a delegate, knew all about
the transaction.' - 1 T
"If you have ., been " correctly
quoted, I call Upon ; you either to
produce the proof of your statement
or publicly retract it. I know noth
ing about any liquor being withr
drawn in San Francisco for any
purpose. If my name was used by
any persons withdrawing liquor it
was entirely without my knowledge
or authority. If you have any facts
or information upon which the
statement was based . you should
furnish them immediately to the
United States attorney, whom I have
directed to make full and complete
investigation of this matter."
Tildeh Woman Killed in
Auto Crash, Near Bassett
- Bassett, Neb., Oct. 18. (Special
Telegram) Mrs. Imis Childs of
Tilden was killed in an automobile
accident near Bassett this morning.
The woman.' together with her
daughter and .son-in-law, Bryon
Barkdoll, had been visiting relatives
near Long Pine and are supposed
to have been returning to their home
in Tilden when the accident oc
curred. A small child of the Bark
doll s was also in the car.
Mrs. Childs was the widow of
Edward Childs, an old pioneer of
Antelope county, having settled in
the Saint Clair valley at an early
date. She was 75 and leaves 10
Supreme Court Recess.
Washington, Oct. 18. The su
preme court will recess from Oc
ipber 25 to November. 8. . .fa
Glen T. Aldrich, Nebraska City
youth, in the uniform of a lieuten
ant commander, U. S. N., and two
of his alleged wives. Thej woman
wearing the hat and v:il is Mrs.
Esther Carlton Aldrich.. The woman
without a hat is Mrs. Lillian Dum
brow Aldrich, 18-year-old society
girl of Chicago, whom he married
after a whirliwnd courtship paved
with bad checks. '
First Voters at
front Porch of
Marion Deluged by Visitors
And Home of Presidential
Nominee Roaring Hu
Marion, O., Oct. 18. The, long
succession of political pilgrimages
to Senator ' Harding's front porch
reached high tide today in a gather
ing that deluged Marion and swirled
about the vicinity of the Harding
home in a roaring human whirlpool.
So great was the crowd that its
fringes packed the streets a block
away and hundreds -were unable to
get close enough to hear the nom-H-iU-
speecbon thft-obligations; of
the American , voter. V -
Delegations from many states and
representing many special groups
"Were in the crowd, which paraded to
the Harding residence, shouting and
singing, and greeted the Candidate
and his wife , with an uproar ot po
litical enthusiasm. More than a
score of bands marched with the
paraders and serenaded the nominee
fcr two hours after his address,
while he and' Mrs. Harding shook
hands with a stream ot visitors.
The senator's speech, largely de
voted to a discussion of the obliga
tions of the American voter was ad
dressed particularly to 'those who
are to exercise the ballot this year
for the first time. He pronounced
use of the franchise a duty as well
as a privilege and urged that the
two party system be preserved as
the most practical means of securing
efficient government. New women
voters he asked especially , not to
segregate themselves in a party of
their own. - 1
Two Regiments of Reds
Decide to Surrender
' Sebastopol, Crimea, Oct 18. (By
The Associated Press.) Following
the defeat of soviet forces by Gener
al Wrangel's army at Sinelnikovo.
two soviet regiments stationed in the
village of Ribaskoe held a meeting
and decided to surrender, according
to an official report. They took this
action in view of the fact that they
were without food, shoes and cloth
ing. Bolshevik authorities are reported
no longer to conceal the fact that
their army is dissolving and that a
winter campaign is impossible under
Twenty-five hundred civil prisbn
ers were massacred upon orders
from five different commissioners
during the last days of the occupa
tion of Berdiansk, on the northern
coast of the Sea of Azov, according
to advices. It is said that to be
arrested was tantamount to a death
sentence, either by starvation, dis
ease or the pistol. Prisons are re
ported to have become madhouses.
Upon leaving the bolsheviki car
ried off all valuables, ,even taking
dresses and bed coverings from
women prisoners. .
New Sons of Veterans Head
Appoints National Staff
, Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 18. P. A. Bar
li'pntpnant covernor of Nebras
ka, recently elected commander-in-
chief of the. bons ot veterans, to-
Arv nnnnnrr1 th annointmejlt of
his national staff. His personaraide
will he f. V. UorncK ot Lincoln.
Other members of his staff are C.
A Rrvcnn r( Tnwa Falls. Ia coun
sellor; Dr. William B. Hartzog, East
Lansing, Mich., chaplain; i. . v,
Speclman, Washington, D. C, press
correspondent, and Charles K.
Darlinor nf Boston. Mass.. member
of the military committee. .
Alleged Bandit, Shot in
Bayard Gun Battle, Dies
Bayard, Neb., Oct. 18. Leon Mar
tinez, alleged auto bandit, died to
day from wounds sustained in a gun
fight Saturday with John Lingreen,
water commissioner, and Chief of
Police Webb. Lingreen died yes
terday. The police chief, also wound
ed, is in, a lerious conditio - . j
Theodore Welsh Beaten and
Thrown Into Creek Be
cause He Wouldn't
Rob Mother. .
Seek Young Criminals
The victim of one of the most re
volting instances of child crime in
the history of the Council Bluffs
juvenile court, Theodore Welsh, 7,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Welsh,
1403 Tenth avenue, died- Sunday
night in the Mercy hospital.
Because he would not 'teal ears
of popcorn from his home for a
crowd of his schoolmates, Theodore
was beaten almost into unconscious
ness and thrown from the F.ighth
avenue bridge into Indian creek. His
leg and nose were fractured and he
sustained internal injuries which re
sulted in his death.
Ernest Frieze, 8, and Clarence
Frieze, 15, alleged leaders of the
gang of boys who assaulted voung
Welsh, were summoned yesterday to
appear in juvenile court to face
charges of "juvenile delinquency, al
leging commission of a crane." They
are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. John
A. Frieze, 719 South Thirteenth
Refused to Steal.
The Frieze boys were taken by
their mother Sunday morning to
visit relatives at Marysville, Mo. Po
lice notified the fatheN Sunday night
to bring them back to Council Bluffs
and he sent a telegram to his wife at
once. If convicted of the charges
the two lads may be committed to
the Iowa industrial school for boys
at Eldora until they become of age.
The alleged assault occured 10
days ago, although the case was not
brought to the attention of authori
ties until Friday night. The lads
were returning home from the Eighth
Avenue school when young Theo
dore was asked to steal some pop
corn trom his mother tor the gang.
They Beat Him.
Angered by his refusal to comply
with the mandate of the youthful
"gang," its members set upon him
and administered a severe beating.
Ernest Frieze, 8, is alleged to have
incited the other boys to the act.
When Theodore was almost un
conscious Clarence Frieze, 15, broth
er of Ernest, is said to have arrived
upon the scene. v -.
Clarence drives a grocery wagon.
Instead of rescuing the young vic
tim from the venegeful "gang," it is
Charged 4hat"he-picked the help
less lad and threw him from the
bridge into the mud and slime of
Indian creek, several feet below.
The little victim had succeeded in
dragging himself up the4ank of the
creek, despite the pain of his frac
tured leg, when he was found by a
neighbor and carried to his home.
The young gangsters had all disap
peared. Endured Great Pain.
Although under a physician's care,
the boy's condition grew steadily
worse, chiefly because of the shock
to his nervous system and it was
found necessary Friday night to re
move him to the Mercy hospital. He
was partially unccnscious and deliri
ous until his death Sunday night, fre
quently screaming with fear as he
imagined his relentless companions
still were attacking him. On ac
count of the critical nature of his in
ternal injuries his sufferings were
Bennie Welsh, 14, was taken to
the hospital at the same time with
his brother, suffering from tetanus.
The dread disease developed after
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U. S. District Judge
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a. L. oanoorn uea
Madison, Wis., Oct. 18. United
States District Judge A. L. Sanborn,
70, died here. He was appointed to
the district court in 1905 by Presi
Court Demands Indictment
Of Leaders in Lynching
Springfield, Ga., Oct. 18 The re
sults of mob activity were pictured
to the Effingham county grand jury
today by Judge Lovett m instruc
tions which virtually demanded that
someone be indicted for the lynch
ing several months ago of Phillip
Gathers, a negro. Gathers was lynch
ed in connection with the killing of
Anza Jaudon, a girl. ,
"Officers of the law, representing
the sovereignty of the state, flee from
the mob," Judge Loveti told the
grand, jury. "What a pit'able Fpec
tacle. The state, created by the
people, in flight pursued by its own
creators. .Lawlessness reigns su
preme; the securityof the law be
comes a by-wdrd to be scoffed at;
constitutional guarantees are by
force made vain and empty things."
Again Postpone Hearing
In Case of Doug's Mary,
San Francisco.'' Oct. 18. Prelimi
nary argument in, the, case of the
state of Nevada against Gladys M.
Moore, known otherwise as Gladys
M. Fairbanks or Mary Pickford, mo
tion picture star, and her former
husband, Owen Moore, also a mo
tion picture star, to dissolve the di
vorce obtained by Mrs. Fairbanks
in Minden, Nev., has been postponed
for a second time.
Seek Missing Heiress.
Chicago, Oct. 18. Police and de
tectives today engaged in a hunt for
Miss Margaret McDougall, High
land Park artist and heiress, who
disappeared from her home last Fri
day, it was learned , today. When
last seen by relatives she had
packed up her easel and painting
paraphernalia and said she was tro
ng to "hunt subject materia
Police Have No
Clue to Murder
Detectives Believe Slain Boy's
. Body Carried to Spot
Where Found. '
Philadelphia. Oct. 18. Police of
this city had no clue today to clear
away the mystery surrounding the
death of Elmer C. Drewes, the Dart
mouth college student, a resident of
this city, who was found dead Sun
day morning on the outskirts of
Philadelphia with a bullet wound in
the head. No weapon was - found
near the body.
The police said they intend to
question Charles Schaloss of New
York, heir to a $100,000 estate and
friend of Drewes, in the hope that
he might be able to give aid in trac
ing Drewes' movements. Schaloss
is said to have seen Drewes in At
lantic City on Saturday.
Robbery, the police say, was evi
dently not the motive, if Drewes was
murdered, as about $900 in cash,
checks and Liberty bonds were in
his clothes when the body was
found. Schaloss, who was visited
by Drewes in Atlantic City Satur
day, has gone to his home ,in New
York, it was said. Drewes was re
ported to have said Schaloss owed
him a small sum.
William Belshaw, head of' the
"murder squad" of the Philadelphia
detective force, believes Drewes'
body was carried to the lot where it
was found after the collegian was
slain elsewhere. This theory, he
said, was borne out by the discovery
today of tracks of a motor car.
To Have Slight Cold
London, Oct. 18. Terence Mac
Swiney, lord mayor of Cork, passed
a very good night at Brixton prison,
according to a bulletin issued early
today by the Irish Self-Determina-tion
league. It is said he slept well,
but seems to have caught a slight
In a latei- bulletin the league says
a doctor has t6ld MacSwiney that
hiscondition is becoming more pre
carious When he becomes uncon
scious the doctor is sa'd to have de
clared he would feel bound to do all
he could to save the lord mayor's
life, and would feed him as far as
he could while he was unconscious.
MacSwiney is quoted as saying that
if any attempt was made to feed
him under such conditions he would
again commence his . hunger strike
as soon as revived.
Posses Seek Trusties Who
Escaped From Sing Sing
Ossining, N. Y., Oct. 18. Seven
posses today were searching for
George Stivers and Marcus Bassett,
"trusties," who escaped last night
from Sing-Sjng after felling three
keepers and stealing an automobile
from an Ossining resident.
None of the keepers assaulted by
the prisoners was seriously injured.
Supreme Court Upholds
- Terms of Line Runners
Washington. Oct. 18. The su
preme court today refused to review
the cases of George Holmes and
Frank Miller, convicted at El Paso,
Tex., in 1919 and sentenced to five
years for conspiring to export war
munitions to Mexico without license.
Three other men indicted at the
same time pleaded guiltv and were
sentenced to two years ,
x To Statement on
Controller of Currency il
liams Sharply Criticised
By Committee ' From
. National Association.
Chicago Trlbnne-Omahn Bee leased Wire.
Washington, Oct. 18. Charges by
Controller of the Currency John
Skelton Williams that the excessive
interest rate of New York banks has
been a "potent influence in depres
sing seriously the prices of all in
vestments bonds and standard
shares," formed an overshadowing
topic of discussion among delegates
assembling today for the annual
convention of the annual bankers' as
sociation. A statement of the public
relations committee tonight included
the following comment relative to
Mr. Williams' latest attack:
"The general expression among
visiting bankers was in criticism of
the attack made yesterday morning
by John Skelton Williams, controller
of the currency, the majority of
them pointing out that Mr. Williams
did not - give in his statement the
amount of money loaned by the New
York banks jn call at the high rate
of interest mentioned. The various
bankers estimated the amount so
loaned at from 1 to 2 per tent. They
are inclined to class money as a
commodity, and pointed out that
there had been less increase in the
money rates than in any ether com
modity. It was also stated that the
greater amounrof money is being
loaned at from 6 to per cent,
while the prevailing low rate prior
to the increase in other commodities
was from 5 to 6 per cent."
It is the expectation that the
question of approval or disapproval
of Mr. Williams' charges will come
up at some time during the con
sideration of resolutions by the con
vention. British Mission Pays Tribute
To the Pilgrim Fathers
Plymouth, Mass., Oct.' 18. A
British mission stood at Plymouth
Rock today to honor he memory of
the Pilgrim Fathers. .
The mission, headed by Lord
Rathcreedan, came in connection
with the tercentenary of the Pil
grims' landing. They were guests
of the tercentenary commission at
The visitors were to be guests of
Harvard university at dinner tonight
"War Brides" Come to U. S.
On Transport Pocahontas
New York, Oct. 18. The army
transport Pftcahontas arrived from
Antwerp and St. Nazaire with bodies
of 2,185 American soldiers killed iu
France. Among the passengers
were 53 "war brides" from Germany,
Czecho-Slovakia, Belgium, France
and England, 11 prisoners from the
army of ' occupation in Germany,
tour stowaways and a number of
Printed Percale Price
Cut 50 Per Cent to Trade
New York, Oct. ,18. A flat 50
per cent reduction in the prices of
printed percales to the cutting and
jobbing trades was announced by
selling agents of a well known line.
The slash in printed percale price
is to a basis of 15 cents for 4-4, 64-60
KWl and 17 cents for .4-4, 68-72s.
Will Aid Cubans
Institutions, Agree to Purchase
Bonds of Government to Be
Ised for Financing Crop,
ashington, Oct. 18. American
tankers agreed at a conference here
today with officials of the govern
ment and sugar companies to afford
relief from ' the present financial
stringency in Cuba.
Under an agreement the bankers
will purchase bonds issued by the
Cuban government, which will use
the money in financing the sugar
crop and in affording other relief.
The terms of the agreement will
be communicated to the Cuban gov
ernment and it will be for that gov
ernment to decide whether the plan
will be acceptable. Meantime,' the
State department will inform Cuba
that the American government as
such cannot offer any financial as
sistance. Daughter of the Late
Mayor Gaynor Given
Decree of Divorce
Los Angeles, Oct. 18. Mrs.
Marion Isham, pretty daughter of
ex-Mayor Gaynor of New York City
and wife of Ralph Hayward Isham,
known as the "Millionaire Report
er," was granted a divorce today
by Superior Court Judge Crail.
Mrs. Isham's testimony was brief
and related only to the alleged de
sertion which her husband did not
contest' He was said to be in Eng
land. She said they were married
January 29, 1914, when she was 16
years of age. They came from New
York to Santa Barbara, where Ish
am's father was living and separated
October 6, 1915, according to her
Mrs. Isham said she and her hus
band quarreled over a trivial affair
when she went down town shopping.
When sbe returned to the house he
had gone, she testified.
Isham gained his title of "Million
aire Reporter" when he left Yale
some time before his marriage and
went to work as a reporter on a
New York daily.
Woman Is Given $60,000
Alimony and a Divorce
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Lrawd Wire.
La Porte, Ind., Oct. 18. Mrs.
Edna Collison of Valparaiso was
granted" a' divorce and $60,000 ali
mony in her suit against Albert Col
lison, a banker of Danville, III. The
court also allowed $5,000 for attor
ney fees, $3,000 for expenses and
made provision for sending Thomas
Collison, a son, to a military school
in Georgia and the daughter, Louise
Collison, to a university in Penn
sylvania, at the expense of the de
fendant. The defendant at once
deeded to the plaintiff 625 acres of
land in Porter county in lieu of the
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Coal Mines Deserted as 2,000,
000 Miners Obey Strike Or
der Sterling Falls on ,'
Under Federal Control
By The Anoclatcd Prera.
London, Oct. 18. Disorders oc
curred in Whitehall this afternoon
in connection with the coal miners'
strike during a demonstration by un
employed men who had sent a dele
gation to Premier Lloyd George ia
Downing street. Several person!
were injured in attempts to breal
through a police cordon and othen
were hurt when some stoneworl
from a window on the Treasurj
One effect of the coal strike
upon financial London has beer
the weakening of the pounc
sterling, which has dropped tc
$3.44 on buying orders to covel '
actual and prospective coal ship
ments from the United States tc
Europe. The effect has alreadj
been seen on continental exchanges
all of which moved against Grea
Britain late last week and which
were again slightly weaker today.
Persistent reports of efforts to set
tle the coal miners' strike partially
relieved the spirit of anxious uncer
tainty of the British nation today,
For the moment these reports seert
to have greater basis in hope than in
actual information. r
Labor Leader Confident 1
John Robert Clynes, former food
controller, and one of the most mod
erate of the labor leaders, has ex
pressed conference in a settlement
within a week, jf both sides could be
brought together to discuss calmly
the controversy. He advocates as a
basis of agreement the granting to
the miners of half their demands
and the submission of the remainder
to an impartial tribunal. V
J. H. Thomas, general secretary ol
the National Union of Railwaymen,
also has made moderate statement!
and both these men are relied upon
to do their utmost to shorten the
: ' Railroad Men Anxious.
Newspapers contrast the attitude
of Clynes and Thomas with that ol
C. T. Cramp president of the Na
tional Union Railwaymen, who has
given significent warning to mem
bers of that union of "the .serious
situation which will be created if the
miners are defeated", They also call
attention to an utterance by another
prominent laborjtg Edwin- Bevin.
secretary of the Dock Workers
union, who in a speech yesterday ac
cused the government of having en
gineered the strike and charged it
with double dealing. , i
The transport workers and the
railwaymen were evidently marking
time today in the matter of making
the fateful decision whether they
would lend their support to the strik
ing coal workers. They appeared in
clined not to take precipitate action,
pending possible proposals from
some source upon which the govern
ment and the miners could negotiate.
Country Awaits Action.
The country awaited anxiously a
report from the meeting held this)
morning of the council of transport
workers, which includes more than,'
20 unions, covering the dockers, the
bus and tram workers, the com
mercial road transport men and the
coal trimmers at the ports. The
council, however, after a privateN
meeting adjourned until tomorrow
without announcing its poicy.
Two other meetings which might
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Take Two Women and
Four Men Following
Prosser Man's Death'
Hastings, Neb., Oct. 18. (Special
Telegram). Six persons were ar
rested by Sheriff Cole today follow
ing investigation of the death of
Julius Kroll of Prosser.
Those held are Paul Thiede, Law
rence Thiede, Carl Stromer, Bert
Consbruck and two vnimtr wnmns
said to be teachers, who gave their
names as Grace Ro7ra and A lira
Sheriff Cole said that at least
SOme of those held tinrirr arrct worn
in a drinking party near Prosser.
Court Lambrecht of Prosser was
expected Sunday to die, but today
was thought to have a chance for
Durincr the investiVatinn tti etior-
iff visited the farm of Chris Nelson
in Hall county and seized what he
says are parts of a still. Alleged
moonshine linuor was seized t an.
other place. '
County Attorney Suhr of Hall--countv
was here todav In rnn(i
with County Attorney Addie, rela
tive to a possiDie prosecution. Up
to this afternoon no charges had
been filed against the six prisoners,
who are held at the county jail. The
two young women bear marks of
refinement- httt are not Irnnmn Vir .
The others are residents of Adams
Charges Ruse to Corrupt
Election in Minnesota
St. Paul. Minn.. Oct 18. A oe-
tition for a writ of mandamus was
filed in district court here to compel
the Minnesota secretary of state to
show cause why the name of W W.
Cox, industrial candidate for presi
dent, should not be placed at the
bottom of the presidential ballot, in
stead of immediately after that of
James M. Cox, the demo:ratic can
didate. Howard Everett, democratic state '
chairman, charged the placing i VV.
V. Cox's name third on the presi
dential list is "an insidious and
malicious ruse to corrupt the resi
dential election in Minnesota,' ,
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