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The OmaM Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 216.
Catena- at tteaas-Clau Mattw May it, 1904. at
Oatha p. 0. Uadar Act al March 3. Itrt.
OMAHA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1921.
Mall l yaai), llo.4lh Zon. Daily aa4 Sunday, Ml Dllly Only. IS: Sunday. M
Outilda 4th Zona 0 yiaMr Dully iM Sunday, tit: Oally Oily, tiz; Suaday Oily. M
Omalia "Flyers Who Made
Air Trips in Darkness
1 ' JJ rff
Up Grade v
1 uT -. . I jMWSOaia,.
.Machine Which JLeft Sau
Francisco at 4:30 Tuesday
Morning Lauds at New York
- Yesterday Afternoon.
Proposed T Time Beaten
' ' i'
Only Brief Summary of State
ment', on'. Mandates Made
Public by Members
y Tbe Aaaociateu ires. ,
' Jlazlchurst. N. Y., Feb. 23.-l.ight
bags of mail, dispatched from San
Francisco by airplane at 4:30 yes
terday morning.' arrived at llazle
hirst field today at 4:30 p. in.,
establishing a cross-country mail
record of 33 hours and JO minutes
with allowance for time zone changes
in the coas,t-to-coast flights '
The majfwas transferred from
1 pne to plane-in a relay flight or
dered by the:' Postotfice department
to establish a new cross-continental
mail rfcordN The plane which ar
rived at Jlaztcliurst was piloted by
E. M. .Allison, member. of one of
' the fojr teams, which took part in
the rre, two planes leaving Hazlc
hust licld and two starting from
San1', rancisco at t,.hc same time yes
4 f ie of the westward hound planes
came to erief when Pilot E. M.
Leonard was forced tovlescend at 1
Uubois, la., on account ot -Dan
weather. The second westbound
plane reached Chicago yesterday and
was unable to get away today.
x The other eastward bound plane
crashed to earth aiMUko, Aev.. yes
terday, killing' the pilot, CaptW. F.
Caplain Allison piloted one west
ward bound plane as far as Cleve
land, where it was taken over by
another pilot on the second lap of
the relay which ended at Chicago.
He then took the wiiming plane in
charge at Cleveland and returned to
Hazlchurst field, bettering the titrfe
set for the flight by the Postoflice
department by two hours and 40-'
HatsofT to Jack Knight, air mail
And to the stall at the Omaha sta
tion of the air mail service. '
'For to thdm goes thecrcdit of the
" first successful night flight of the
aerial mail. x
Jack Knight, a youth ttill in his
twenties, is the first pilot to make
an all-night flight. - ,-
' 1 1 t -landed at Maywood held in
Lmcago at SHU yesterday morning.
after flyrog 800 miles from - Isorth
Caaall Tflt-et r A rrivi
Cvfvhight left X'orth Platte at 10:44
Tuesday night, one hour and 24nin
. utes..ff?ter Harry G. Smith lirfV lor
snaajajajanwt FTacircu- vii'(i vr
And at .1:05 yesterday morning
4he men at the Qtuaha station ran
put on the ifcld. ' " v "
. ".That's Knighi,"-lhey cried. "That's
the way he always 'jazzes his mo
tor." - . . '
Chicago mail ' whch tame in
K'nipht's plane was delivered to the
local postoffice 2 hours after it left
San Francisco, establishing1 a rec
ord for the service. It left the Pa
cific coa?t city at 4 o'clock Tues
Circles Field Three. Times.
And down through the cold, Clear
jiHjtillght,-catiic the plane, circling
((Turn In Peit Two. Column 8li.
Former Kaiser and Son
Dlltrh (ifVPrnmPtlt !
, x '
1 ht Tlague, Feb. Replying to
a question in parliament as 10 mc
p-e-ci;t status ot former fcmperor
William of Germany, and the for
n;er crown prince, Foreign Minister
Van" Karncbeeiv aiftounced that J.
B. Kane, secretary general of Dutch
governmental affairs Jiad been in
structed to carry out -the regulations
now. in force or any which might
V taken to restrict the liberties of
the Hohzollcrns. ' ,tt
Both the former kaiser and his
son, said the foreign minister, were
considered foreigners. -vho, because
of the positions they held, must con-j
tent ..themselves with restrictions
placed on their liberty. '
Hoftand's action with refreifce to
participation in the international
force to supervise the Vilna plebis
cite under th Icairue of nations will
be held in abeyance pending the-
negotiations of the-league wiltt the
parties involved, the minister added,
Patients of Asylum Make -Escape
Hamilton, Out.,: Feb. 2J. Five
hundred patients-in the Ontario hos
pital' for the insane were hurriedly
removed today jvnen fire brokev out
in a wing. Firemen still were fight
ing the blire this afternoon and a
aale was blowing. During, the con
tusion several of the insane patients j
esranH. . . 1
Longworth Sponsors Bill
To Repeal Soft Drink Tax
Washington, Feb.- 23. A bill to
repeal the war and excess profits
taxes and levies on transportation
and soft drinks was introduced by
Representative Longworth.sOhio, a
republican member of the ways and
means committee. He' said ie did
r.ot expect action on it until the
coming session of congress. .
Clerical Error Basil ot Suit
Washington, - Feb. 23. 'A clericaj
error in the draftings! the Missbun
' corporation franchise tax act has
been made the basis of the attack on
that legislation by the St. LouiS fit
San Francisco railroad. Attorney
General Barrett of Missouri .declared
in the brief filed with the supreme
court in the appeal of the road from
Missouri supreme court- decrees-upholding
the validity of the act.
t l l r Liitorza, Jiauan lorngu nnmsici. jh
Kegarded rOreignerS'fthe other side of table sat Earl
Here are the twQ(Omiha aviators wno successfully made the night'
flights in the-36-hour transcontinental air mail flight. , N
i Jack Knight left North Platte at 10:44 Tuesday ni?ht. Hf arrived in
Omaha at 1:05, leaving here at 1:55 and arriving in Iowa Ctiy at 4:45.
He. left Iowa City at 6:15 and arrived in Chicago at 8:40. ,
H. G. Smith left Chevenne at 6:10 Tuesday night, arriving in North
Platte at 8:35. He left North Platte at 9:20, allowing for-the change
in time, and arrived in Omaha at 11:35.
Glainis in Heart
Denver, Feb. 23. Peter Noonan
and William Wickersham appeared
at the counter recorder's office here
and staked a gold claim in the heart
of the city of Denver fn the
grcAiud i)cneath the territory con
(aining the city hall, the wiiou sta
tion and a great part of the business
district, the men .allege they have
struck a rich find of. gold.
Two men who looked like typical
oldtiine prospectors appeared at a
window in the recorder's office this
afternoon. They. dumped the con
tents of two canvas ' sacks on the
counter. "Record these," they re
quested. The clerk thought the men were
joking. C. Lj, Enunicli, deputy re
corder, was called and the men ex
plained their desire to him. They
opened another sack containing a
Turks and llies
Session ,1s H eld in Queen
Aun.e's vin& Rpotu of J
St. -'James PalaccT-Both
Delegations Recognized. '
London, Feb. 23. Consideration
of near eastetTi problems by allied
and Turkish delegates began here
this mornhig at 11:15 o'clock. The
Turkish representatives entered 'the
conference in two separate and dis
tinct bodies, the Turkish nationalist
envoys having refused to join ths
delegates of the sultan's government.
,Th-4;onference was held in Queen
Anne's drawing room of St. James
palace, tlfe delegates assembling at
great horse shoe table. Mj
Premier Llwyd George sat on tin
kit side cSsthe horse shoe with Pre
mier Briatid of- France and "Count
f'ate for foreign affairs, the Japanese
Jdrga(es bcil,K scaled at his rigM.
Thc lurkish representatives were
jpjveil a separate' table. Towfift
pasha. representative ,ot tne sunans
government, looked feeble rand ill
when he was assisted into the Tooin
by members of his staff. Bekit
Satnv Bey, head . of the Turkish na
tionalist delegation, accompanied by
his colleagues and a secretary, en
tered the room after Tbwfik Pasha.
The two Turkish delegations, al
though in word and attitude fcostilt
to each other, nevertheless apparent
ly have a common purpose, many ob
servers creditingthem wjh acting
mi 1ip theorv that thev ran obtain
moc by acting apart tjiait by fusion.
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Communists Poll Big Vote
In Prussian Election's
Berlin, Feb. 23. German com
munists polled 1.200.000 votes in the
Sunday elections to the new Prus-.
;iaii anuias. jihs was uit
j appearance on an official Prussian
ballot. lney capturea jo seats aim
will constitute with the independent
so.-ialists, who e-lectea .o aeputies.
The maioritr socialists will have !
1 1 1 deputies, losing 41 seats. x ne
democratic party's representation is
reduced from to 25, and the
clericals dropped from 94 to 83, giv
ing the Prussian three party coali
tion oloo 219 mandates as against
their v former 301. -
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You Will Want
The Rotogravure section of
The Bee for next Sunday will 1e
On Page One will be a new
photo of our next president, an
art picture of the White House
and a remarkable might photo-1
graph of the capitol, with a navy
searchlight playing on the dome.
Page Three is one all of the
kiddies will want IHr a series
of pictures of pups and kittens in
For the movie fans, a page of
photos of film Stars in character
There is also a page of inter
esting photos of Omaha youngsters.
of -Mile-High Citv
quantity of apparently rich ore speci
mens. . .
"We dug these out of lots in the
heart of Denver,'' they explained,
"and claim the ore bodies from
vvtiich thei came, by right of dis
covery. ' We want the ore and our
tlaims recorded." '
Emiich sent them away to make
out the proper papers, saying the
recording of gold claims had never
come before the office in his pre
vious .experience. ,
The document later was presented
for recording and 1ias been duly en-,
terca in the files at the recorder's
Legality of the claim advanced by
the two discoverers of the alleged
ore body js questioned .bysome at
torneys who have been informed of
Dublin Editors ,
Warned to Tone
Irish Republican vArmy Issues
on How to Handle Details :
of Capital Punishment.
Dublin, 'i-tb. 23. The newspaper
editors of Dublin today were noti
fied by the Irish republican army
that publication of certain prohibited
details of the executions of Sinn
Feinersi'by the crown forces will
be punished with death. The .no
"The e'ditor'is hereby warned that
any exploiting for vulgarity, pan
dering to sensation, or mongeringt
in reports of ' executions of the
above will be punished with death
within 24. hours of publication.'
Particular , reference: is directed y
' ."Firstly, no descriptive details of
the arrival of hangmen or other as
sistants or the mode of -procedure,
pr any gruesome details are to be
published. - ' h
"Sccondjy, no descriptions of
weeping clergymen leaving the pre
cincts of a prison arc to appear.
"Thirdly, the mere statement that
these men died for Ireland will con
vey to the Irish "republic all they
wish to know, of these incidents."
The warning was signed "Grand
Headquarters. Irish Repu-blicau
Offer of Appointment
Washington, Feb.- 24. President
Wilson proffered Joseph P. Tumulty,
rliis private secretary for 10 yea an
appointment on the international
joint gommission, entrusted with
arbitration of disputes "betw een the
United States and Canada.
T very much appreciate the gcu
erous offer of the president," Mr.
Tumulty said, "but , I have not had
time to decide. I hive been busy in
finally disposing of the affairs of my
office in preparation for engaging 'in
the practice of law." - ' -
Store Owner Scares Away
Twg Carloads of Crooks
X. Swanson, proprietor of the
general store at Crescent, la., a few
miles north of Council Bluffs,
frightened away two automobile
loads of b.iudits yesterday morn
ing, when he surprised them in the
act of. breaking into his store. ' '
j The Swanson family lives above
I the store. and the proprietor was
awakened at an early hour by a
crash of glass. Ho went dpwnstairs
and found two automobiles standing
in front of the place, a spotlight from
one of them throwing its rays into
the store. Several men were stand
ing near the window and door. ,
Swanson shouted ' and the men
jumped into the machines and drove
Cejisorship Bill Planned
Salt Lake City, Feb. 23.-A: bill
forbiddingMhcatcrs to Ic open on
Sunday and prohibiting the showing
of films in which there appears the
picture of a person smoking Was in
troduced in the lower house of the
legislature. The bill also prohibits
' any juvenile under 16 years of age
. attending a theater after 6 o'clock
n the evening, unless accompanied
lv. an aijult .. ,
Discussions All Private
11? The .leeoi'iateil rrcas.
Paris, Feb. 23.. -r- Th.'Amei ican
note on "mandates occupied the
league of nation.-! council today. I.t
was dismissed in the strictest priv
acy, and the councirijecidcd -t.make
public only a brief summary.
The note deals with" the mandate
attributed to' the emperor lof Japan
over all former German islands in
the Pacific north of the equator and
calls attention to ths, fact .that the
United States I)as never given its
consent that the Island of Yap be
included in, the , territory under
Japanese mandate. The reservation
is taken on the ground that Yap has
an important bearing in cable Com
munication and that no power can
limit or control its use. '
The United States. declares itself
not bound by the mandate and asks
that the question be submitted to a
' No Action This Session.
Members of the council consider it
necessary to confer with their gov
ernments regarding the note and
with this in view, they forwarded the
text today. It is , therefore "coii-l
sidered unlikely any decision will be
reached at this Session. It was sugr
Rested that" the matter tnigljt be re-'
ferred to the supreme council, as it
is declared, that it was in reality
that body which attributed Yap,
along with other northern Pacific
islands, to Japan.
Further than this it is expected
that the council will merely acknow
ledge receipt of the note and give
assurance that it will be dealt with
through proper channels.
The summary follows:
."The government of the United
States declares it seizes the occasion
to send the council of the league a
copy of a note addressed to Earl
Curzon (British foreign minister),
on November 20.jstting forth in de
tail the views of the United States
: on the respousibilties of mandatory
I Act. Tt t r
;"A copy of that note has been
sent to the' French and Italian gov
ernments. The United States gov
ernment draws the attention of the
council to ths request made in that
note tnat the projects of mandate
intended for the . society of nations.
nvroTr rney were submitted to the
council, be communicated to the
United States government, and tliat
it have precise indications of the
principles on which the United
Statesconditioned Us aprobation.
"The United States government
has received the text of the mandate
attributed to the emperor of Japan
over all former German islands situ
ated in the Pacific ocean north of the
equator, which text was anoroved'hv
Uhe council of the league December
II in Oeneva. J he United States
government declares it has never
given its consrtiifthat the Island of
Yap be 'included in territories sub
jected to the mandate of Japan.
"It recalls that it has already so
informed the governments of Great
Britain, France, Italy and Japan, in
forming them at the same time that
its reservation rested upon the
opinion 'that Yap enters necessarily
into any project or system of prac
tical communication by cable in the
Pacific and that no power can limit
or control its use. -
"Consequently, the 'United States
government is moved to declare re
spectfully that it cannot rcgarditself
as bound by the terms of said man
date and desires particularly that
note be taken of its protejtr against
thedecision of The league council
of December 7 upon this question.
At the same time it ask the
council, whose action resulted evi
dently from an inexact representa
tion of the facts, to submit the ques
tion to a new . investigation ,w1iich
an equitable solution requires." .
Cement Firm Officials
Fined Under Sherman Act
Portland, Ore.,- Feb. ' 23.-R. P.
Butchart, president pf t,he Oregon
Portland Cement company, was fined
$5,000 by Ftdcral Judge R. S. Bean,
following conviction of violation of
the Sherman anti-trust law. Clark
Moore, manager, was fined $2,500.
The government alleged conspiracy
to divide western . territory with a
view to restraint of trade.
Harding to Take Oath
On Same Bible Used by
Washijigton, i-'eb. 24. President
elect Harding plans On taking the
oath March 4 tp press his lips to
the Bible used at the first inaugura
tion of George Washington. ,
In accord- with Mr. Harding's
wishes, Elliott Woods, superintend
ent of thecapitol. arranged with the
St. John lodge, No. 1. A. F. A, M.
of New York for the use of the i
Bible. It .will be brought by a com
mittee of Masons. .
The records show that this wilt
he the fourth occasion on .which
there has been a departure from the
usual custom of having "the clerk of
the supreme court furnish the Bible
President Cleveland insisted that the'
Bible given hi-.n by hisnwher be
used. President McKinley, when first
sworn in, agreed to' use a copy pre
sented by a body ojEAfrican bishops.
The Bible to be used on March
4 was borrowed from St. Johns
lodge on the d.iy Washington was
inaugurated after officials found
there was no Bible in the federal
The Bible is the personal prop
erty of the lodge.
Witness Tells of
Street Battle in
Defendant, Freed by Court at
Opening of Case, Turns
State's Evidence Against
N Former Workers.
Williamson. W. Ya.. Feb. 2.5.
Isaac Brewer today told the jury
trying 19 men m connection witn
the death of Albert C. Felts, a priv
ate detective, last May 19, in the
street battle at Matt-wan, that Sid
Hatfield, pofice chief, told Brewer
he "would cut Mayor C. C. Tester
man in .two vvith'a bullet" if the
latter ."messed around" Hatfield's
(-business. - - .
Brewer was one of those indicted
by a. grand jury in connection with
the fight that resulted in the deaths
of seven private detectives and three
citizens, .including the mayor, in thc-t
little mintng town. Baldwin-1' cits
men Jiad been engaged there evicting
miners families from Stone Mount
ain Coal company houses, Before
the case was called for trial "the
charge against Brewer was dis
missed. s Brewer told the jury that when be
met Hatfield before the fight thT"j
latter remarked, Testcrman is try
ing to carry' water on both shoul
ders," further stating that Hatfield
added that if he "messed around" in
Hatfield's business he would be
" if he wouldn't cut him in
two with a bullet."
Later,' Brewer saw Hatfield in
Chamber's hardware store. - Felts,
Testermaii and C. V. Cunningham,
a - private detective, stood in the
Witness testified thaf Hatfield
cupped his hands to Brewer's ear
and whispered, "Let's kill every
one of them."
A moment later, Brewer said, he
stepped back from the doorway and
"Who did he slioot?" state's coun
sel asked. -
"Albert Felts," was the reply.
Brewef' said he did not know who
fired the shot '.hat caused Mayor
Teste rman's dedth. He dcclarqd,
however, that ho heard another shot
from behind him after Felts fell.
Brewer testified that he felt" afte
being wounded- in the handy' 11
field is -a defendant.
Two Men Found Dead in
Union Pacific Fruit Car
R. C. Kayburn, 2007 Fifth avenue,
Council Bluffs, employed by the
Union Pacific railroad, discovered
the bodies of two men in (( loaded
fruit car, shipped from Hood River,
Ore., to New York ''for export.
Fumes Jtrom the charcoal burners
irf the fruit car are believed to have
Caused their death.
One of the men was about 30 years
old and his clothes are marked with
the name of I. F. Gairett,' no ad
dress. His companion, an older man.
carried letters which identify him as
Clifford Jockisch of Beardslown,
III. Both men were well dressed,
but hanN.no money or valuables.
Coroner Henry Cutler took .charge
of the bodies and wired information
to relatives of -Jockisch in Illinois.
Liquor Control Measure '
Is Introduced in Canada
Yictroa, B. " C, Feb. 23. The
liquor control bill, .providing for
government sale and control of in
toxicating liquors and inalt liquors
withift the-province,' was introduced
in the British ColoflThb legislature
today. No provihion is made in' the
bill for tlfe sale of liqimr other
than by government agencies.
Prominent Physician Dies
Salt Lake City, Feb. 23. Ur.
Charles Mount Chandler. 63, widely
Lnntiin rli v C1-i.l II rtf tlia in rr111r,l, n
tain region, died here Tuesday. Hc
was born at Mansfield, O., where he
became interested in-niedicine" while
working as a telegraph operator. He
practiced- as a phvsjcian here since
Eight Killed in
Tram Car Wreck
TventyFiye Others Injured in
Crash Four Children Re- ,
ported Among Dead. ,
Shelton. Conn.. Feb. 23. Eight
persons were killed and 25 injuf-cd
late Tuesday, when two trolley"cars
collided head-on on the Bridgeport
Sheltpn liu$ inthe southern part of
The collision occurred about 500
feet south of a switch, when both
cars were traveling at a fair rate of
speed. Witnesses'' said there was a
loud report immediately following
the crash and flames burst out in the
There was . said to have been a
five-gallon "can of gasoline In the
front vestibule of the Bridgeport
bound car. , .
Only five persons were in the
north-bound -tar and all ycere. able
to get out safely. Te south-bound
car, going to Bridgeport,' had about
Chairman Good Denies
Failure to Proyide
Wa'stiiugton, Feb. 23. Charges
that congress has failed to provide
adequate hospital facilities for
wounded and side war veterans are
not justified, Chairman Good of the
appropriations committee declared
in the house.
Critics, he asserted, have mis
represented conditions and executive
departments entrusted with the care
kof disabled former soldier, have not
made the use of facilities provided.
"There arc 3,858 empty beds in
government hospitals today that
could be utilized," . In? said. He
denied Statements of Twiug Laporte
assistant secretary of the treasifry
in charge of public health, that hos
pital facilities were inadequate and
said he did not knov"why a young
man about 26 years old down in the
department as an assistant secre
tary," docs not send men to hos
pitals we have provided for them."
McAdoo iii Full Accord
With Foreign Loan Policy
Washington, Feb. 43. Complete
accord with the treasury foreign loan
policy was expressed by W. G. Mc
Adoo, former secretary of the treas
ury. He had instituted this policy
himself, he said, adding that the
couiitry was in honor bound to make
good1 in full mcasure'on its commit
ments under existing credits.
Mr. MAdoo conferred with treas
ury officials cm" personal business.
Louisville Mayor Clarnps V
Lid Down on Lodge Kaf ties
Louisville, Ky. Feb. 23. Mayor
Smith clamped the lid on so tightly
in Louisville where gambling once
openly flourished -in principal busir
ncss streets that the police stopped
menibcrj of a widely known secret
order selling chances' on "an auto
mobile for the benefit of its widows'
nnd orphans' home." Raffles for any
I charity, the mavor said, was in
cluded in his order.
Sarpy County Annexation,
Bill Killed by Committee
Lincoln. Feb, 23. (Special Tele
pram.) Sarpy' county will not have
an opportunity to vote on annexar
tion for the next two years. The
privileges and election committee of
the lower house voted tonight to
postpone indefintcly the Druesedow
Sarpy-Douglas couny annexation
Group Chief of Iowa's Dry
U Forces KesigUS Position
Des Moines, la.. Feb. 2.k-H. 1-
Price, group chief o federal prohi
bit ioiragci'its in ,Iowa, has m-signed,
it was announced today, to engage
in business al Huntington, W. Va.
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, Townsend Bill
Measure Which Would Allow
Government to Make Partial
Payment to Roads Subject
Of Attack. ' '
Chicago, Feb. . 23. A protest
against the Winslow-Townsend-bill,
which would allow the government
to make partial payments to railways
of money due under the guarantee
given during federal control, was tele
graphed President Wilson todayliy
B;M. JewelL-presidcnt of the railway
employes' department of the Amer
ican Federation f Labor. ' The bill
how awaits the president's -signature!
Thevanesstge charged the roads
under a ,thtet of : -Breakdown of thep0wer 0 the gavernmeh't to enforce
transuortatioti rtndojitrv. are under yii, ut V' '
taking "to. levy-; a' tribute of hundreds'
ot millions von the ; treasur)t--of -the
United States" and adds, "we insist
that the Railroad ownp rs shal not
be terniitteL-to enio' the. financial
benefits' of the traiisfStion act and
of this prop'seCjatefondmcnt tintll
they had demonstrated their wilUruKT
ness to guarantee human rightsof are gomg back to their organiza
their workers." tions to help raise a great war chest
"A .million and a half railroad work
ers protest against the Winslowr
Townsend 1ill," read the message.
"The sordid selfishness and sinister
purposes of those who control the
railroads have been revealed in the
proceedings before the railroad board
in the public utterances of the rail
road executives and in their demands
on the government.
"They evade or refuse to comply
with the laboV provisions of the N
transportation act. They deny the
workers the fundamental industrial,
right of -collective bargaining. They
seek toi destroy trade unionism. We
have, tkrouglf-orderly procedure ol
the railroad labor board, requested
a conference with railway executives
to meet with the employes to create
adjustment boards as provided by
law and to settle matters in dispute
as to rules in national agreements of
which the railroads complain.
"But the Executives have declined
to meet us in general conference.
They ftopc to disintegrate our organ
izations by limiting the right of col
lective bargaining, to an unfair and
unequal basis. Hoping to secure a
return to the unjust and unreason
able working conditions which pre
vailed before the war, they wish tg
pit the power of their compact
national organizations against the
employes of a single craft on a
"In pursuing this course the execu
tives are clearlj' violatjig the trans
portation art, which aimed to pre
vent interruption of traffic by pro
tectiiiRrjust and reasonable condi
tions fWbugh the provision for con
ference." Texas' Sqlons Favorable to
An -Anti-Alien Land Law
Austin, Tex.. Feb. 22. The" house1
'committee on state affairs today re
ported favorably the-anti-alien land
ownership bill offered Jiy Senator
Dudley of El .Paso. It is designed
to prevent Japanese from acquiring
laud in Texas and follows closely
the terms of the California lav. The
hill passed the senate with little op
position, last week.
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FmleA Jliipnii nls iluri'K the ne.t "4 In
KB hnura frnm t i-mtlfrn I urpj u, follows:
Injunction as Now Used
Against Strikes Denounced
By Representatives of 109
Organizations at Capital.
Refusal to Obey Urged
By 'ARTHUR SERS HENNING. ;
Ctlicaca Trlhune-0mulinr Lraoed Wlra.
Washington Feb. 23. Open rcJ
bellion against the enforcement by
the government, of judicial injunc
tions in industrial -disputes was de
clared today by the 200 representa
tives of 109 American Labor organ
izations who met here at the call
of President Gompcrs of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
At the close of an all-day session
the conference adopted a statement,
prepared by Mr. Gotupers, which
depicted organized labor as being
ground between industrial autocracy
and bolshevism," denounced the open
shop movement as cloaking a cam
paign to destroy unionism and flung
defiance to the government on the
injunction question. '
"The injunction as it is now used
and abused in labor disputes is with
out sanction, cither in the constitu
tion or in the fundamental law o.
the land," says the statement.
"It is a pure usurpation of powers
and authority. The only possible
and practical remedy in the face of
a power so usurped and so complete
ly unjustified lies in a flat refusal
on the part of labor to recognize
or abide by the terms ot injunctions
which seek to prohibitthe doing ot
acts which the workers nave a law
ful and guaranteed fight to do, or
which seek to compel workers to Ac
those things which they-have a law
ful and guaranteed right to refuse
Only Course Open.
"This is the. only immediate course
through which labor can find rcliei
and this course it purposes to pur
sue. Labor realizes fully the con
sequences of such a course, but in tha
uefensc of American freedom and
of American instittions it is com
pelled to adopt this course,'"be the
consequences what they may."
If organized labor should carrv
cut this threat in any of the cases
:n which unions have been restrained
by injunctions from .employing
methods of coercion held contrary to
law. -the government would face a
challenge to arrest the offenders and
hale them into court for contempt.
Enforcement of injunctions might
result in sending hundreds if not
thousands of working men to jail. If
organized labor . should - back the
Gompcrs' program with all its re
sources a state of r rebellion of
serious proportion would test thft
Thp'tirMoivLjaileri nrofess to be-
iieVe-- tha'Kwiftt the open shop move
ment growing, wages! falling, un
employment increasing, high prices
and profiteering continuing and the
caurta outlining some ot their
Micthods. organized labor faces the
.frawst crisis in its historv. Thev
with which to fight the employers
and government enforcement of in- t
"Bill cf Rights." '
Labor's "bill of rights'" was set .
forth in the following propositions
tor Avhtch the uniou leaders ask:
"Public support and recognition." ,
"The right of theAvorking people
of the United Slates to organize into
Trade unions 'for the protection of
their rights aird interests.
'The right to, and practice of,
collective barciinine by trade unions
through representatives of their own .
tha&ng. i . .
"pie right to work and to cease
"The right collectively to bestow
fit withhold uatnonag&
"The ri(nt to exercise collective
activities in furtherance of the welfare-of
Flooded With Claims
Washington, 1) C, Feb. 23. Tht
Interstate Commerce Commission
is flooded with claims, of over-charges
by railroads during govern- '
ment control. A recent ruling of
the railroad administration that all
sflch claims niU3t be passed on b
tne commission' instead of by the
courts, w hether or not a question of
ratej is involved, and fixing the last
day on' which they may be filed ac
March 1, will probably bring 500,
000 such claims in the next ' few
days, clerks of the commission be- 1
lieve. Swift a'ud company, it is
understood, have 10,000 such claims.
President Signs First s,
Of Appropriation Bills
Washington, f-cbl 23. The first ot
the big animal appropriation bills
passed at this session of congrcis
was signed today v by-President Wil
son. -It appropriates funds for the
maintenance of thc District of Co
lumbia government. "
The Winslow bill authorizing par
tial payments of funds due ihe rail
roads by the government reached
the White House and Avas referred to
the Interstate Conunerce commis
sion for a report. Later it will be
sent to the Treasury department.
Three Constabulary M(mi - ?
j In Dublin Castle Are Shot
I Dublin. Feb. 23. (By The Asso
ciated Press.) Three members ot
I tie royal Irish constabulary cm
j ployed in Dublin castle were shot to
s j day, two of them being killed and the
.aa other seriously wounded by civilian
JJ (almost at the castle gate at midday.
City Manager Plan Beaten
Fairfield, I;... Feb. .22. The city
nanagcr form 01 government pro
posal here, vent clown to Ocleat b-i
r, vote of 748 to T02
, lion held today
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