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    The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 50 NO. 240.
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Trade With
Russia May
Be Resumed
Lenine Sends Message Appeal
ing for Conference With
Representatives of U. S.
Officials Noncommital
ny The Aaaoclatrd Praia.
Washington, March 23. Consider
ation by the United States of the
question of resuming trade relations
with the Russian soviet government
appeared a possibility today, when
the State department announced re-
ceipis or a message irom ienine,
Russian leader, appealing for a con
ference and announcing that he
stood ready to send an official dele
gation to negotiate an agreement to
that end.
Government officials were care
ful not to commit themselves as to
the course that may be taken, but
there were indications that the clos
est' scrutiny had been given the British-Russian
trade agreement and that
a somewhat broader interpretation
had been given regulations that de
fined the Wilson administration's
policy il dealing with the bolshcviki.
1 lie Kussian appeal, wnicn in pro-
osing me opening oi iraoe relations
said, for that purpose the relations
between the two republics have to
be on the whole, regularized, was
issued without comment. It was ad
dressed to congress and President
J larding and contained an arraign
ment of president Wilson for his
Russian policy. The hope was ex
pressed that the United States would
not continue to follow "obdurately,"
the course taken by President Wil
son, who, jthe note declared, "with
out cause and without any declara
tion of war" attacked Russia and
"showedVa growing hostility toward
the Russian republic."
Note Includes Promise
With the proposal to send an of
ficial delegation, the note contained
what was construed as a promise to
exclude the United States from, its
field of revolutionary propaganda.
"The soviet republic, absorbed in
the work of internal reconstruction
and building up its economic life,"
the note said, "has not the intention
of intervening in the inte-rnal affairs
of America and. tjie all-Russian cen
tral executive committee makes here
with a categorical declaration to this
cfted." "
Confirmation , of Lenine's declara
tion of his renunciation of many basic
principles of bolshevism, received by
the State department, has been given
careful study by the government ex
perts, and, while it -was realized his
pparent about tace may nave uccu
othina more than a move caused uy .
he exigencies ot the situation, tncre
was mamiesi ticic a. uivj....
' f 1. . Ate rtrscf Irtfl tft
give it greater credence.
Gold on Way to U. S.
Without formal announcement having-been
made, the attitude of the
(Turn to Faa-e Two, Column Tour.)
Ability to Keep Mouth
Shut Saves Diamonds
When Train is Robbed
Muskogee,' Okl., March 23. Of
ficials okthe Missouri, Kansas and
Texas Riilwav company, here ex
pressed the belief that the two
bandits who held up and roboed
Pullman passengers on the Texas
Special last night had made good
their escape. . . '
The two robbers first fortified
themselves with whisky, according
to J. R. Hill, a Fort Worth merchant.-
, ... A. .
Mr. Hill told deputy sheriffs that
the two men rode for five miles m
;he smoker ahead of the diner,-ialk-ing
casually and occasionally drink
ing from a bottle. '
H. H. Ogdcn, president of the First
National bank of .Muskogee.-said he
thought a joke was being playell un
til someone slapped him on the head
and ordered him out of his berth. He
he obeyed and that it cost him
rir irnmin ttirpw her nockctbook
under a seat and slipped two diamond
rngs into her mouth and said after
wards that she "kept her mouth shut
for once" and the robbers got noth
ing from her, although they robbed
her husband.
Reduction in Railroad
Working Force Postponed
Houston. VT'X'. March 23. The
Southern Pacific line's notice of a
reduction in working force effective
today has been recalled - and - the
present force of 24,000 men will con
tinue at work, it has been officially
"We took into consideration reve
nues and the probability that a cut
ting of the working forces would
disrupt the organization and found
that we could continue operations
with the normal force,". G. S. Ward,
general manager, said.
Norris Will Frame Bill
To Govern Future Trading
Washington, March 23. Senator
Korris of Nebraska, who is to be
chairman of the senate agricultural
committee, said today he planned to
introduce at the special session of
congress a bill to regulate future
trading on grain exchanges. He is
gathering information on the subject
and said that while he had not defi
nitely decided on the details of the
proposed measure, it probably would
provide for regulation through taxa
tion. French Artist Dies
Paris. March 23. Jean Paul
Laurens, famous French artist, died
here today. He was born March 29,
1838, and had painted many notable
pictures, among them "The Sur
render of Yorktown" for th; court
bouse in Baltimore, Md. L
Tons of Russian Gold
Are Sent to Sweden
Stockholm, March 23. (By The
Associated Press.) Tons of gold are
coming here from Russia by way of
Reval. In Stockholm the gold is
melted, given the Swedish mint
stamp and thrown on the market.
The understanding here is that the
American State department ias elim
inated the necesty of a certificate
showing the origin of the gold,
which makes possible admission of
Russian shipments of the metal into
the United States, as American con
suls in Sweden, it is stated, may ap
prove gold shipments without tracing
them further back than their Swed
ish origin.
Russian and American firms in
Stockholm already are hopeful many
American deals held up by the ban
on Russian gold, can now be negotiated.
Halt Passage of
School Bond Bill
Conference Committee
On Omaha Measure
Order to Permit $5,000,
000 Issue.
Lincoln, March 23. (Specials
Technicalities kept the house from
accepting amendments to H. R. 164.
This bill originally raised the inter
est on the $5,000,000 Omaha High
School of Commerce bond from
5 to '6 per cent and providtd that
"baby bonds" could be issued for
purchase by the Omaha public.
When the bill went to the senate
an amendment was tacked on pro
viding that the' Omaha board of
education "could not issue bonds in
excess xf $5,000,000 every two years
without submitting the , issue to a
vote of the people."
' Hou$e Refuses to Concur
When the bill was returned to the
senate the house refused to concur,
I'lainiinflr that it was r' ngerous to givi
the board ot education power to
issue1 $5,000,000 in bonds every two
years without submitting it to a
vote of the people. The bill was
held up for further consideration.
The Omaha board of education,
through its judiciary committee, bus
ied itself and explained to members
that in order to reissue . the bonds
without undue expense the objec
tionable clause must be injected in
ft bill ....
That w as explained Dy memoers
of the Douglas county . delegation
a resolution bv the board of
education passed Monday at Omaha
was read, pledging that it would not
ft. aHirantore of this extraordinary
power and after the- present $5,000,
000 issue was disposed of this y"ar
that it would take proper steps to
repeXl the biffin 1923. . .
A number ot memucrs umiiv
such unprecedented power Ktven to
an educational board, no matter what
the circumstances might be, was
dangerous. But the uougias coumy
legislators, after much talking in la-
cor oi concurrence, goi oi mi
a motion to concur.
Speaker Finds Error.
It looked" like the trouble was all
over. But this afternoon Speaker
Walter L. Anderson read ruics oi
procedure showing tnat w.s oi,
which has an emergency clause .at
tached, needed two-thirds vote of
the house for passage ana inai a
concurrence motion on an emergency.
clause bill also needed a iwo-imrus
vote, which is 0 voies in uic nuust.
So, in an ettort to arrange
ttrs satistactoruy, ine spc" ay-
pointed a conference committee com
posed of Mellor, Dysart and Rodman
to meet a senate conference commit
tee composed of Hastings. KODDins
and Harriss. This -committee was
directed to endeavor to revamp the
bill in a proper legal manner so
the house and senate can concur on
it and get. the necessary twa-thirds
vote to put the emergency clause
through. The emergency clause pro
vides the bill can become operative
immediately after its signature Dy
the governor.
Burglars Enter Six
Stores at Burchard
Pawnee, Neb., March 23. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Six stores at Bur
chard were broken into last night.
Two general merchandise stores, two
hardware stores, lumber yard and
drug store were entered. Twenty
five dollars was taken from the lum
ber yard. The safes in four places
were put out of commission. The
burglars tried to - open tfcem by
knorkinor off the combination. An
acetylene welding machine was taken
from Inglish and Son, rawnee iity.
to aid in opening the safes, but
without success. No clues have
been obtained and the robbers arc
believed to be local parties.
Co-Operative Market Plan
Approved by Utah Wool Men
Salt Lake City. March 23. The
principle of co-operative marketing
and selling wool was approved by
the directors of the Utah. Wool
Growers association as a possible
solution to the difficulties faced by
the industry. The directors named
a committee to make study of the
details of pooling, which will be sub
mitted to the general meeting with
the wool marketing committee of the
Utah state tarm Bureau Saturday
night. i
4 gain The Bee this morning car
ried exclusively the announcement of
the conviction and subsequent sen
tencing of Carl Kent and Fred Zlm
mer, attached to the American army
of occupation In Germany, by a Ger
man tribunal for the attempted kid
naping of G rover BergdoU, notorious
slacker. This Is but another bit of
proof that If you want to; read the
news when it is news you should read
Tho Bee.
Stillman, In
Court, Sa
macy 6, m.
ChilnMe by Backer
At Hearing.
Indian Guide Accused
Dy Tha Associated Preai.
WJiite Plains. N. Y.. March 23.
Legitimacy of Guy Stillman, 8
months old, was attacked and de
fended in supreme court here today
in the first real skirmish of the di
vorce suit brought by James A. Still
man, president of the National City
bank of New York, against the for
mer "Fifi" Potter.
Arguing on motions for $10,000 a
month alimony and $2,500 counsel
fees, Delahcey Nicoll, counsel for
the bank president, openly charged
that the society woman had taken "as
her lover an Indian guide, by whom
she had an infant son."
Counsel for Mrs. Stillman replied
that when the case was tried, "she
will prove her denial of all the al
legations of infidelity made by Mr.
Addressing Judge Morschaujser,
who presided at the hearing on'ali
.mony and cousel fees, Delancey
Nicoll, chief counsel ror.Mr. StilJ-J
llldll, saiu;
"Evidence already before you
shows that Mrs. Stillman took as her
lover an Indian guide by whom she
had an infant son whom Mr. Still
man must either acknowledge as a
member of his family or repudiate
as illegitimate.
''This criminal intimacy began in
1916 and continued through 1919.
Mr. Stillman feels it his duty to his
father's memory, to his family and to
his children to press this matter to a
Disliked Court Action.
Had it been possible to do this
otherwise than in -eourt proceedings,
he would have done it. But there
was no other way than to make the
mother and child co-defendants in a
Mr. Nicoll said he could not un
derstand the feelings of a father
"whose wife yielded to the embraces
of an Indian guide," but that he
could understand why he would hesi
tate to take court action under such
The hearing lasted only about half
an hour. When it wa adjourned at
10:35 Justice Morchauser leserved
decision on the matter before him for
alimony of $10,000 a month and coun-
sel iees of $,00Q for Mrs. btillman.
Curt Room Packed.
When court'bpened today so manyr
spectators crowded into the room
that dlputy sheriffs had to be sta
tioned at the doors to prevent en
trance of any more. Many persons
stood on the window sills. -
The lawyers plunged into the ques-
(Turn to Tugt Two, Column On.)
Harding To Preside
At Unveiling of New
Stptue in New York
New Y'ork, March 23. President
Harding will head a parade of Latin-American
diplomats and other
notables up Fifth avenucv the after
noon of April 19 in connection with
the unveiling, in Central Park, of an
equestrian statue of Simon Bolivar,
famous South American soldier' and
statesman, presented to the city
by Venezuela.
On that day official ceremonies
will be conducted in Caracas, Vene
zuela, in which two parks will be
christened Washington and Clay
parks, in honor of George Washing
ton and Henry Clay, and a stretet
named Washington avenue.
The parade here will go to Bolivar
Hill within the park where the exer
cises will -take place at 4 o'clock.
It is 'expected President Harding
will make an address outlining the
administration's attitude toward Latin-American
Plans for the unveiling were an
nounced by John Barrett, former dir
rector general of the Pan-American
Union, who is representing the Ven
ezuelan government, and Dr. S. J.
Dominico, Venezuelan minister.
New York Millionaire
Fined $500 Under Dry Act
Miami, Fla., March, 23. Harry St.
Francis Black, New York millionaire,
arrested a week ago on a charge of
violating the prohibition laws, was
fined $500 today in the court of
Hugh Matheson, mayor of Cocoanut
Grove, where Black's private car was
raided last week and 60 cases of
liquor seized. Black did not con
test. Action Started to Obtain
' Liquor Seized in Raids
Chicago,' March 23. Frank D.
Richardson, supervising prohibition
agent' for the central district, was
made defendant 'in two. petitions for
writs of mandamus to compel mm,
to return liquor seized in raids on
the complainants, Charles Gorman
and William Feldman, a druggist
Street Sales of Ford's Paper
Barred by Toledo Police
Toledo, O., March 23. Following
a disturbance in which a newsboy
was set upon by street merchants,
necessitating calling the police, H.
J. Herbert, chief ot police, ordered
Henry Ford's weekly, newspaper, the
Dearborn Independent, barred from
the streets of Toledo.
Three Arizona Banks Close
Phoenix, Ariz., March 23. Three
Arizona banks today voluntarily
closed their doors and a fourth be
gan demanding 60 days' notice of in
tention withdraw savings deposits
i except in emergency cases,
t -THe-iti.
Cardinal Gibbons
; Reported Near Death
Baltimore, March 23. The death
of Cardinal Gibbons was momenta
rily expected tonight, and his physi
cians believed that he would not have
the strength to live through another
lay, it was announced at the arch
episcopal residence this evening.
Throught the day the cardinal's
condition was precarious. He lapsed
into unconsciousness several times,
each time the physicians believing the
end had come.
A constant watch was kept at the
aged prelate's bedside by physicians
and every effort was made to ward
off the hour of his death.
In all the Catholic churches here
prayers were offered for his recovery
or nappy death.
Labor Measure
Is Reported Out
In Lower House
Sifting Committee Votes Out
Bill Expected to Create
Furore When Called
To Vote.
Lincoln... March
23. (Special.)
Creation of an industrial court to
settle labor disputes, make an of
fense of strikes ini necessary indus
tries and forbid picketing was check
ed up to the lower house of the Ne
braska legislature today by the sift
ing committee when it put House
Roll 6hJ, the Randall-Hascall anti
picketing bill, and House Roll 517,
the Epperson industrial court bill, on
general file.
This action by the sifting com
mittee means a bitter fight with the
Nonpartisan league, union labor ancf
capital arrayed on the other side.
The league has its members in the
legislature. The unions have a lobby
and capital has a lobby.
Corporations, whose profiteering
plans will be nipped under the Ep
person bill, are reported to be align
ed against the measure and ready and
willing to go the limit n killing it.
The Nonpartisan league and union
labor already are arrayed against
both bills.
Representative Epperson copied
the strike and lockout clauses of
the bill from the Allen industrial
court bill passed in Kansas a year
ago at a special session when coal
miners stopped work in the middle
of winter and threatened to force
higher wages through suffering of
the public for want of fuel At the
same time Epperson injected a few
ideas of his own concerning profit
eering which, in short, gives the pro
posed, industrial commission of three
membefs power to fix prices of nec
essaries of life when profiteering is
A few days ago the sifting com-'
mittee voted down ' an attempt to
throw the Randall-Hascall anti-pick-eting
bill Out on general file. Since
that time the members have heard
charges lodged against them that the
labor unions and Nonpartisan leagu
ers had them "scared out." Today,
according to reports of members, the
two bills were reported out on gen
eral file without a dissenting vote.
University Regents
Au.J .J c j..
For Increasing Fees
Lincoln, March 23. (Special.)
The senate had its fur up when a
resolution introduced by Senator A.
F. Strum mildly -criticising the Uni
versity of Nebraska board of regents
was called up" for action immediately
by its sponsor.- The resolution dealt
with registration charges for stu-
cents at tne state university.
i ne senate men wiea senator
Hoagland's bill, S. F. 325, over the
head of the committe, 'which had re
ported it for indefinite postponement
to the general file. The Hoagland
bill abolishes all incidental fees and
charges, but was amended by its
sponsor to apply only to resident
The motion not to concur in the
committee report carried by a vote
of 18 to 14. The Sturm resolution
went over a day under the rules,
when Hoagland objected to its im
mediate consideration.
In doubling the incidental fees
from $10 to $20 a year the regents
increased the income from this
source by $28,000 a year, Hoagland
charged during the debate. Of this,
he said, $10,000 went to-laboratory
assistants and $1,500 to the dean of
women for work outside of the in
structional line. Hoagland contend
ed the regents could meet these ex
penses from appropriated funds.
Sturm, replying to Hoagland, said
that the university needed such a
fund. Senators Harriss and Miller
also spoke against .Hoagland's bill.
Gardner, Fired by Wilson,
Reappointed by Harding
Washington, March 23. Obidiah
Gardner of Maine, who . resigned
from the international joint commis
sion in the closing days of the last
administration at the request of Pres
ident Wilson, was offered a reap
pointment to the commission today
by 'President Harding. He will ac
cept and the appointment probably
will be announced formally in a few
Two Soviet States and Army
Members Said to Be in Revolt
London. March 23. Newspapers
reports from Riga state that the
Fifteenth and Sixteenth soviet armies,
stationed in the vicinity of Pskov,
ar in open disorder and deserting in
crowds, says an Exchange Telegraph
dispatch from Copenhagen today.
The soviet government is reported
to have declared martial law in 16
provinces, the reports add.
' Doane Powell to Speak.
Doane Powell will speak on "Art
and Cartooning" before the Omaha
school forum at its regular meeting
in the Central High school audi
torium Thursday afternoon at 4:15.
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Strawberry Men
Granted Permit
For Making Wine
Action Taken Under Provision
For Manufacture of Non
beverage Products ; for
Sacramental Purposes.
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Washitjjgton, March 23. A permit
to manuiacture wine-out ot straw'
berries for honbeverage purposes
was issued tonight to the Straw
berry Growers association of Louis
iana by the bureau ot internal rev
enue. Provision is made that no
sugar shall be added to increase the
alcoholic content.
Bureau officials said that the straw
berry growers had appealed to pro
hibition authorities for permission
to set upa winery to care for their
surplus crop, estimated to be worth
about $5,000,000. Under the Vol
stead act, it was explained, it is
legal to establish wineries for the
manufacture of nonbeverag products
for sacramental or medicinal pur
poses. The association, it was1 said, plans
to erect in Louisiana, a large wine
manufacturing plant.
Whether the principle on which
the permit was issued, would apply
in other cases, officials could not say,
but it was suggested that should a
surplus of berries occur in other
states, the producers would be en
titled to an opportunity to show
whether there was danger of heavy
loss unless the establishment of a
winery was resorted to.
Such procedure, officials intimated,
would not be confined to strawberry
producers, but would include pro
ducers of other juicy berries and
might, in the cas of necessity, cover
vegetables such as beets and pos
sibly dandefions and elderberries:
Striking Printers Claim
Newspapers Are Hampered
' Binghamton, N. Y., ,March 23.
Union printers on strike in this city
to enforce wage and hour demands
declared in a statement today that
they were satisfied with the situation
and advanced the claim that local
newspapers were obliged to limit ad
vertising because of inability to ob
tain strike-breakers.
Publishers declared in answer that
additions to their forces were being
received dailv. the size of the papers
and the amount of advertising have
increased and that there have been
practically no circulation losses as a
result of the strike.
Illinois Lumbermen Deny
Prices High Above 1914
Chicago, March 23. Lumber deal
ers have issued a challenge to he
Illinois society,, of architects to
prove charges made" in the society
bulletin that lumber prices are 150
per cent higher than in 1914. An
offer to pay $1,000 to charity if the
charge is proved has been made,
and E. E. Davison, president of the
architects' society, declared today
he would accept the challenge.
The lumber men assert prices are
only 60 peicent above the 1914 level
and that one-third of that is due to
high cost of transportaton. j
Nicaragua Negotiating to
Resign League Membership
San Salvador, Republie of Salva
dor, March 23. Nicaragua has begun
negotiations to secure permission to
resign its membership in the league
of nations because the expense at
tached to the membership .is con
sidered excessive, says a dispatch
from Managua. It costs Nicaragua
$4,000 per month, and the govern
ment now owes the league $48,000, j
having been a member for a year.
Feeling Is Bitter
Against Soviets
Commercial Delegates at
Rome Are Subjected to
Insults. . .
Rome, March 23. Feeling against
the Russian commercial delegation
at present in this city is running high
at the hotel where members of the
party are staying. At dinner last
night, a French engineer, for many
years a resident of Russia, asked M.
Vorovsky, head of the delegation in
a loud voice how the Russians got
the treasures found by customs au
thorities in their baggage when they
arrived. These treasures have been
turned over to the director of cus
tom s
M. Vorovsky did not answer, and
the Frenchman continued by saying
the bolsheviki had demanded that his
sister: surrender her gold wrist
watch. He declared that when she
refused to obey they had beaten her
unconscious and then taken the
, Virtually all the guests at the ho
tel have signed a demand that the
.Russians must leave, or. that' the
guests will not be answerable for
any unpleasant consequencef.
Poison Gven as Cause
Of Death of Prominent
Indianapolis Women
IndianannliV " Matvli 7? fV
cumstances surrounding the deaths
toaay or Airs. . A. Hetcher and
Mrs. Kva Hpnlpv wif and M-if V.-
in-law respectively, of S. A. Fletcher,
millionaire sportsman and banker,
Will, be invpStiffatprl at an innnttt
probably Friday or Saturday, Dr.
jt. r..R.oDinson, coroner, announced
tonight. Dr. ' Robinson . said the
women committed suicide by drink
ing poison.
Mrs. Fletcher's body was found
today by her mother, according to
Russell Stahl, butler. Stahl said he
was summoned by Mrs. Henley and
ordered to bring a stimulant. When
he returned Mrs. Henley had dis
appeared, Stahl said. According to
Dr. Robinsin, Mrs. Henley was
found later in her room in a dying
The coroner said he found a glass
containing poison in Mrs. Fletcher's
room. He also declared Mrs.
Fletcher had been dead six or seven
hours.' '
Mrs. Fletcher has been ill fnr enmp
time, her friends say. Mrs. Henley
was 63 vears old and her dauchtcr.
40. . " '
Legion Expels Member Who
Spoke at Protest Meeting
New York, March 24. Alexander
E. Anderson, former commander of
the One Hundred and Sixty-fifth in
fantry, was notified today by the New
York county executive committee of
the American Legion that he had
been expelled from the veterans' or
ganization because of his utterances
at the recent "horror on the Rhine"
meeting here. This meeting was
called as a protest against the alleged
use by the French of negro troops
in the occupied zone from Germany
and later was condemned by lcgion
aires as propaganda to destroy the
cordial relations existing between the
United Mates and her war allies.
Prominent Educator Dies
Denver, March 23. Rev. Dr. Am-
mi Bradford Hyde, eminent writer
and educator of the University of
Denver, who reached his Voth birth-
day a week ago, a senior alumnus
of Wesleyan university and the sec
ond, oldest person mentioned in
Who's Who in America, died at his
home here today.
City Buildings
In Hamburg Taken
By Communists
Red Flag Hoisted Over Ship
yards- Bomb Outrages
Reported in Other
German Cities.
- By The Ansoclatfd Prei.
Berlin, . March 23. Communist
workers seized the city administra
tion buildings - in, Hamburg today,
then occupied the BJoom and Voss
shipyards, and hoisted the red flag,
says a dispatch from Hamburg.
Workers in other shipyards quit
work and began organizing mass
demonstrations, according to the
In Rodewisch the city hall was
virtually destroyed by a bomb which
had been concealed in the basement.
The use of dynamite against the co
administration . buildings in Auer
bach, Freiberg and Dresden resulted
in heavy property loss and the
wounding of at least three persons.
Others were slightly injured.
A 21-year-old man was arrested in
Auerbach with a sack of dynamite.
A companion, w1h -fired at a police
man, escaped. The man arrested said
he was from Danzig.
The outrages are believed to be
connected with the attempt of the
communists to force a general
In Leipsac, Dreden, RodewiscIV
and other cities in central Germany
the communists directed tleir ef
forts against, court houses, city halls,
public banks and police headquar
ters. A bomb exploded in the Leip
sic. court house and blew off . the
roof, broke all the windows and
wrecked the lobby. .
Ambushed Policemen in
Dublin Kill 8 Assailants
Dublin. March 23. A police in
spector and eight- men were am
bushed near Dingle vesterday and
the fight that ensued, lasting three
hours, ended disastrously for the at
tacking party, eight of whom were
killed and 20 wounded according to
an announcement here today. Three
of the police were slightly wounded,
it was added.
Bodies of Boys Drowned on
Fishing Trip Still Missing
Trinidad, Colo., March 23. Model
reservoir four miles north of
Poehne, one of the largest bodies f
irrigation storage water in Colorado
had not, late last night yielded up
the bodies of four boys who are 'be
lieved to have drowned after the
capsizing of a boat some time Sat
urday night or Sunday.
Mother of Rear Admiral
Knapp Dies in Hartford
Hartford, Conn., March 23. Mrs.
Mary Eunice Knapp, mother of Rear
Admiral Harry S. Knapp, U. S. N..
died at her home here today. She
leaves her husband, Frederick
Knapp, whom she married 73 years
The Weather
Thursday, fair and colder.
Hourly Temperature!.
5 a. m ti 1 p. m 4l
a. m 4? t p. m 47
1 a. m 43 S p. m 47
H a. m 44 4 p. m 47
a. m 44 S p. m 47
1 a. m 44 p. m 4M
II a. m 4ft 7 p. in 47
IS noon 441.1 .S p,
Khlpptrs Hulk-tin.
Protect ahlpmmtn nunnir the tieit !4 to
3k hour from tfmpim lures a follow:
North and west. 31 decree. Hhlnmrnt.;
ait ana outh can be mail aafely.
Men Consent to Wage Reduc
" tion and Firms Continue
8-Hour Day and War
Time Plan.
Alschuler to Retain Post
Dy lite ABiiurlfttfd lr.
Washington, March 23. Workers
in the packing industry, numbering
more than 11X1,000, accept the recent
wage reductions of approximately
12 1-2 and 15 per cent under an
agreement signed late today by their
Lspokcsmen, with representatives of
tne hvc leading packers.
The agreement as signed, also pro
vides for the basic eight-hour day
and for extension for six months ot
to September 15, of the wartime Al
schuler agreement for arbitration-ol
The wage scale as agreed to, cor
responds with that put into clfect
March 7 by the packers and reduces
the wage rate of all hourly paid em
ployes 8 cents an hour and amounts
to a reduction in piece work rates
of 12 1-2 per cent.
Judge Alschuler, who acted as
arbiter in differences arising between
the packers and their employes, con
tinues his services in that respect
tmder the agreement, which was
reached through the mediation,
Text of Agreement. -
Provisions of the agreement as
signed by J. G. Condon and Carl
Meyer, representing the packers, and
by Dennis Lane and R. S. Brennan
for the Amalgamated Order of Meat
Cutters and Butchers' Workers of
North America, follow:
"First The wage cut of 8 tents an
hour for hourly workers and 12 1-2
per cent for all" piece workers shall
remain in effect as of the dates an
nouced by the packers and shall not
Le subject to further arbitrat-.on. If
any further reductions are desired,
they shall be submitted to the ad
ministrator. "Second The basic eight-hour day
and overtime rates as announced in
the latest rulings of Judge Alschuler
shall be restored, subject, however,
to the right of the employers or em
ployes to submit to the administra
tor, if they desire, any question as
to changes.
"Third The agreement of Decem
ber 25, 1917, and extensions-ttteieof
and all decisions thereunder (except
as herein modified) shall remain in
effect until September 15, when the
agreement and all awards hereunder
i;rid supplements and ren.'wa3 there
of and understandings connected
therewith shall terminate.
Alschuler to Retain Post.
"Fourth Judge Samuel Alschu
ler or his successor, as administra
tor, shall until said -date, retain and
exercise all jurisdiction and author
ity heretofore existing and the em
ployers and the employe's , shall
abide by his decisions in- all matte rs
of jurisdiction and power under t'ic
aduunistratioh and all subjects , of
. (Turn to Pas Two. Column Thrt)
Move Made to Protect
Southern Railroad
Tied Up By Walkout
Harrison, Ark., March 23. Pa
trolling of the railroad tracks and
other property, of the Missouri and
North Arkansas railroad in Carroll,
Boone arid Searcy counties, was be
gun today in accordance with a de
cision reached at a mass meeting
yesterday to furnish protection 'de
clared by railroad officials to be
necessary to operation' of traffic.
General Manager C. A. Phelan
announced that operation of traffic
would be resumed, probably tomor
row or t riday, but late today it was
stated heavy rainfall was retardin
repair work on bridges burned an
that resumption of traffic might be
delayed. ,
I he Boone county grand lurv re
turned 13 indictments against strike
leaders, including several from na
tional headquarters of the unions
whose men are on strike.
The indictments, it is said, charge
the union men with persuading ma
terial witnesses in a felony case to
leave the county. The felony case
referred to, it is said, was one in
which, a strikebreaker employed in
the shops here, was assaulted.
Big Damage Suit Against
Kansas City Star Dismissed
Jefferson Citv. Mo.. March 23.
The supreme court upheld the action
of the circuit court of Jackson coun
ty and dismissed the suit of Dr. B.
Clark Hyde against the Kansas Citv
Star, for $2,500,000 damages.
The suit was dismissed on the
ground that the action was abated
by the death of W. B. Nelson, owner
of the Star, that no suit was brought
against tne administrator of the Nel
son estate, and that the action was
barred by the statute of limitations.
Czecho-Slovakia and Italy
Sign Commercial Treaty
Rome, March 23. The commercial
treaty between Italy and Czecho
slovakia was signed today.
The convention is advantageous
to Italy, since it opens the road for
the transportation of coal from Up
per Silesia through Bohemia, while
Czecho-Slovakia is favored by traffic
privileges through the port oi
Trieste to the Mediterranean district.
Explosion and Fjre Wrecks
Plant of Indiana Oil Firm
Chicago, Marh 23. The plain of
the Moorhead Oil company at Ham
mond, Ind., was in ruins toffay as the
result of the explosion of. live oil
tan ks. The loss is estimated at
$200,000. Three firemen and sev-ra'
spectators were severely burucd
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