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THE KEK: . OMAHA. MONDAY, MARCH 27. 1022.
Over Half .Million
Willi Mine Union
Organiiation of Coal Mm
..argot Single ..alr Mod)"
in World Organird
m 1 B'X).
;0iualia Riot of 1919 Taken as Red-Fire
Incident for Novel by C. C. Washburn
Hero of Hook Takes Leading Part in Fight Over
Mayor and Policing of City
H, Ik. ImmtUimI freaa,
Iiiliatur"li. March .''iTlie
I'niud Mine Vmkrr nf An f .
t he largl sirtglw craft labor ui'iun
fuit only in the I luted State but
o in the ttt.ihl. ha a membership o
-ri,UNj Itirii sfittrVrd throughout the
countrv, with th"Uand in
anad. John I., Lewis of Spring
H-li. lt i its president ami t'it'g'
nied leader, I'moit headquarter Jite
tu.iiiil.i iinl in thU ci'y.
"I he real numerical streuxih i
5I3.24J. and is thi highest number
rtr ft rcconled." Secretary Wil
lum lirtfn informed the union' last
rrttulitr fiinvintion o( more titan ,
The enact number in the union
arie k re 4 1 1 from time to time.
Lack of employment exempt a
miner from pating due. 1'or the
last )ear. the average monthly paid
in membership wa given a 44.'.057
and the average monthly exempted
"membership' i 7.1.180.
The membership i scattered from
Pennsylvania to the Pacific, from
Michigan to Alabama ami Texas
with a fringe in Canada Nova Sco
tia forming a district as also the
western provinces. Pennsylvania
and Illinois have the greatest number
Organized in 1890.
The Vnitcd Mine Worker of
America was formed January 25,
1RQ0, by the amalgamation of the
National Progressive Union of Min
ers and Mine Laborers, and the Na
tional Trades Assembly No. 135,
Knights of Labor, the two branches
having 17.00) members. Each of the
combining organizations retained its
name as a branch of the union until
1894. when such distinction was
dropped and the union became known
only as the United Mine Workers of
Before the fusion of the two unions
several attempts were, made to form
a national organization oi miners.
Unionism in the coal fields had its
birth in 1849 in the anthracite dis
trict, but the move for national unity
made by the soft coal workers and
the anthracite field was not brought
into a national organization until
after the creation of the United Mine
Workers of America.
Until 18l)l, unions had been only
local organizations, but on January
'8. that year, the first national union
was founded at St. Louis by the soft
coal workers of the Belleville (111.)
district, forming the American Min
ers association. This organization
was extended into the soft coal fields
of Fennsvlvania and Ohio, but mem
bership dwindled after unsuccessful
strikes in 1867 and 1868 and this
union died in 1869.
Anthracite Workers Organize.
Meanwhile, the anthracite workers
liad formed their first district organ
ization, known as the Workmen's
Benevolent association. . In 1870. its
president, John Siney, who is known
as the father ot the miners' move
ment in America, negotiated the first
joint agreement ever made in this
country between operators and their
employes. Other successes marked
Sines leadership of the anthracite
organizations, but in 187.1, he quit
to become president of the second
national union of coal miners, the
Miners' National Association of the
United Stales of America, which was
organized at Youngstown, "O., Octo
ber 13, 1873, by miners from the soft
coal fields. . .
Within a vear, the Miners National
association claimed a membership of
24.000 scattered throughout seven
middle western states, . but nation
wide depression had set in with the
panic of 1873 and the union ceased
to exist in 1876. A year before, the
Workmen's Benevolent association in
the anthracite field had been crushed
in a strike.
Two soft coal field workers, meet
ing at 'Indianapolis, September 9,
1885, organized the National Federa
tion of Miners and Mine Laborers,
which in its first year started the
collective bargaining movement be
tween miners and operators that ex
ists today. The Knights of Labor,
which began organizing locals in the
coal fields, including the anthracite,
in 1877, formed a tinners branch
the National Trades "Assembly No.
35 at a meeting at St. Louis May
20. 1886. . ,
In the anthracite field, the United
Mine Workers of America began
work at intensive;, organization in
1897. and strikes in 1900, 1902. 1906
and 1912 won substantial wage ad
vances until now the union claims a
membership there of more than half
the workers, though it is not offi
cially recognized by the operators.
Ratification of Pact
Challenged in Senate !
(Continued From PI One.)
proval. or else it was not binding and
left the problem of domestic issues
in a "dangerous" situation. He re
called that before yesterday's vote
he tried without success to get the
supplement included in the ratifica
These arguments were supported
by Senators Fittman. democrat, Ne
vada; Swanson. democrat, Virginia:
Robinson, democrat, Arkansas, and
others, Mr. Swanson declaring that
to reconsider the treaty vote and in
clude action on the supplement" is
the only way this government can
get a guarantee that the immigration
question is not to be within the scope
ot this treaty." Several times they
raised the question of why the sup
plement signed at the same time as
the treaty, was not included in the
body of the treaty itself.- '
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts,
the republican leader, and an arms
'conference delegate, maintained that
the declaratory supplement was, in
fact, not a part of the treaty and
did require senate approval. He de
scribed it as merely an interpretation
of the treaty by the signatory gov
ernments, and asserted that even if
it did not exist, domestic question
ttever could be brought within the
scope of the four-power : arrange
. men, '
By JOHN B.LONG.
kinMm Iremifd shriek from
j the nwb made him start and turn
I lu rye lck to thr courthouse,
j (in the ir of it entrance, that
; utwt on the street which Stacry
had loilftttfd, alone in tne lurid
unoky light stood a mail rather
.taut, not tall, but Impressive in hit
"1 he mayor!" "It'i the mayor"
"Smithr "Mayor" tame in a ht.
terrd volley of fries from all about.
Then in one tierce bur.t of
sound: "Niggert Give u that nig
iferl Nifiger! Xiggrr!"
And, after tint, dwingling
omul, vf front the Mann center
at the south entrance, where the
ttey could not be known, finally
a semblance of ailence. Starry
could not hear the man'a voice
when he spoke "I tan't do that,
boy'" he learned later the words
had been, but he could ee him
shake his head and could tee the
tirm negative gesture he made with
both extended hands.
An immense insane howl of
smger bunt out. A crowd (urged
up the east steps, and the solitary
figure disappeared among them,
dragged down in a chaotic black
mass of assailants.
Devote Three Chapters.
Thus is the attemot to hang Mayor
Ed P. Smith of O.tnha duirng the
riot and lynching and boning of the
Douglas county courthouse tbtf fate
ful Sunday night in September, 1919
described in Claude C, Washburn'i
novel, "The Lonely Warrior."
Three chapters are devoted to the
Omaha riot in which Stacey Carroll,
ix-captain of the A. E. F. and only
son of a Vernon (III.) millionaire, is
depicted as having taken an active
and unique part.
As Stacey saw Mayor Sm'.h
dragged into that angry vortex of
human animals, a thrill of exultation
and auger ran through him.
Fighting his way through the mob,
Stacey got nearer the struggle over
the city's chief executive when sud
denly he noticed near him a heavy,
red-faced man shakine his fists in
the air, cursing the mayor and shriek
ing 'Lynch him!" Stacey leaped
upon him, dragged him into an alley
and in his rage, choked him until the
red face became purple, then lie
threw the body from his in disgust.
The next morning he read in the
papers that Sergeant of Police Bas
sett had heard groans coming from
the covered alley leading in behind
the Boyd theater and found a man
who later admitted he was Adolph
Kraft of 1102 Chicago street, accord
ing to the novel.
Came After Women's Appeal.
Stacey, who had gone to Omaha
in answer to an appeal from the
wife of his former first sergeant
lying ill with pneumonia, had worn
his uniform the better to help in
bringing the ex-sergeant out of his
The next morning, he was recog
nized by a former lieutenant who
had served under him overseas, and
invited to assist in American Legion
patrol work following the riot.
A number of men who had served
in Stacey's company were gathered
by the lieutenant and formed into
a sort of secret service, ferretine out
suspects wanted by Gen. Leonard
Woods iorces in connection with
Stacey and his men did such good
work in arresting suspects the po
l.'ce were unable to locate that Gen
eral Wood in apreciation cancelled
charges against one of the ex
soldiers who had served with Stacey's
"I'll see to it that the charge
against Monahan is dismissed,"
the general is quoted as saying
during the private interview with
Capt. -Stacey Carroll. "I 'want
every man punished who was im
plicated in Sunday night's shame
ful affair; I don't want any man
dragged into it on account of
something else he may have done.
No taking advantage of this to
, settle old scores. However," he
concluded with a smile, "you can't
expect me to approve officially of
your action, can you?"
Complimented by Wood.
"Certainly not, sir," said Stacey
cheerfully. He rose.
" But the general detained him.
"Captain," he asked, his mouth
twitching slightly, "when you were
in the service did you frequently
employ your er admirable spirit
of personal initiative?"
"No, sir," said Stacey, calmly.
"And, excuse my curiosity!
was it because of that occasion
that you received your decora
tion?'' "Oh, no, sir, quite decidedly
not!" answered Stacey reproach
fully. But Stacey did not tell the general
that that once had heen the morning
of Armistice day in the Argonnc,
when he had orders to send his men
"over" to clean out a machine gun
nest, which meant certain death to
some, and when he had learned pos
itively the fighting was to cease of
ficially in a couple of hours he did
not teil the general that on that one
occasion he had disobfyed orders,
had kept the order from his non
commissioned officers and had not
sent his men to positive destruction
on that last morning.
Changed by War.
But that was just one deed of Sta
cey's that revealed his true self be
neath the surface.
There was the time when he came
home from war, filled with the re
alization that all those months in the
mud and gore and hell he had ex
perienced had entirely changed his
views of life, had disillusioned him.
there was that time when he told
beautiful, passionate, vivacious, 'ov
ing Marian that he no longer loved
her, Marian whom he had made his
betrothed just before he marched off
to war, Marian who later married a
good-looking, wealthy old roue of
Vernon; Marian, the wife, who
pleaded with Stacey to visit her
clandestinely, Marian who fired a
biiilet into her already broken heart.
There was the time when Stacey
found Marian's husband with a most
attractive girl at a most congenial
road house, lured the girl from the
errant husband and fled with her to
a hotel wliei thry l.vej i.e dki
ind fiv nights and he didn't even
ak about her p't ar other ite bore
into Iter perioral affairs in town,
There was the time when he re
turned from war U tell hi bet pal
and hi ife that he real'y didn't
rare much about teeing them ag-iti.
and then turned around and gt the
phi the archiirei't high'taUned po
ut ion he liimflf refused. o the pal
and hi little family could move out
from New York to Vrrnon, and then
Stacey couldn't he located and noti
fied when the pal ilird.
Connived With Leaders.
There w the time when he ii!ed
with the striking Krert car men, con
nived with one of the leader to be
tray hi own father into (lesrnina
the principle for which he had
fought all hi life to make a futile
appeal to the head of the tramway
corporation for arbitration, and then
Stacey, hitmclf. practically threaten
ed blackmail to the tram president,
bringing him to term, w inning the
f ght for the striker and laying the
burden of a big boot in fare on the
There was the time when he
couldn't see that the widow of hit
pat loved him, that his father did tee
it and tol l him "not to be a fool,"
and he tuddenly awakened to himself,
went back to work and married the
Stacey Carroll is not the real here
of the book, although he may be
intended to be. Mr. Carroll, Stacey's
father, is the real hero.
And if Stacey Carroll, ex-captain,
D. S. C. is a typical example of the
former members of the A. E. F., then
heaven help America.
Pretty, bob-haired, foolish, light
hearted, serious-eyed Irene, the pro
fessed girl socialist menace to. the
social scheme of these United States
-is a nothing compared to him;
And yet one cannot help feeling
torry for him. especially if one partook
of Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel and
"TIi Lonely Warrior." by Cld C.
Wuhburn. H.rrourt, Brae and Com
pany or Stw York.
Pershing May Visit Wayne
to Speak on I ourth of July
Wo,.n YK Xfarrti 2? funeral
John J. Pershing has notified the
American Legion tnat ne win accept
(li. invitatinn In cnralr sir till- Fourth
of July celebration here if his pres
ence in Alaska is not necessary ai
that time. Judge K. M. Landis, who
was invited to speak -on the same
day, has not yet replica.
Divorce in Sofia
NVw Ifaitiplirre Man. Remit
ly Marrifil in Rome Legally
5earatt'tl From Former
Wife, Acting Mayor ay.
Hf The Awlalnl Trt,
Home, March 26. Former United
States Senator lienry F, liolli of
New Hampshire, obtained a tlerree
of divorte in Sofia, Hulgaria, before
hi recent. marri.itiC here to Mi
Anne White llobb. of Concord. N.
II., according to Municipal Council
lor Giovanni Andrea Serrao. who.
Beting a mayor of Home, performed
the ceremony. Affidavit by United
tate Senator Owen of Oklahoma,
f-.riiirr United State Senator James
Hamilton Lewi of Illinois, Mr.
Kosf? 11. Lewi, wife of the ex-Kita-tof,
and other testified that Mr. 1 lol
lik ws free to contract a second
-The municipality, before consent
ing to the performance of the mar
ruge," said Signor Serrao today,
"ascertained that Mr. Hollis wa free
to marry, a prescribed by Italian
"Mr. Hollis produced affidavits,
duly tworn to before the American
conul in Pari, by Senator Kobcrt
L, Owen of Oklahoma, former Sen
ator James II. Lewi of Illinois.
John M. Ewen, jr., Haiken Bayne, a
member of the bar and the supreme
rourt, and Rose H. Lewis of Chica
go, wife of ex-Senator Lewis.
"Mr. Owen declared he had been
intimately acquainted with Mr. Hol
lis for the past nine vears and added:
'I have examined the birth certifi
cate, the marriage certificate and the
divorce certificate of said Hollis and
find them all in regular form. On
the evidence of said certificates and
from my personal knowledge of said
Hollis, I hereby certify and give
my opinion as an American lawyer
that, in accordance with the laws by
which Hollis is bound, he is free to
contract a second marriage.'
"The others made similar declara
tions. The affidavits were duty
translated into Italian, legalized by
the Italian consul in Paris and sub
mitted to the legat office of the
municipality, .which! found them cor
Inspection of Nehraska
Potatoes Shows Increase
Lincoln The bureau of markets
of the Department of Agriculture
had inspected 1.082 more cars of po
tatoes on March 16, than for the en
tire period last year, the total being
4,613 cars this year compared with
2.931 last year, the bureau announces.
The season's shipments are expected
to approximate 5,000 cars.
The Dancing- Master
By RUBY If. AY RES.
With the Farm Bureaus
Tloavpr flitv Community crouos
of the Furnas county Farm Bureau
tederation are getting togetner to
take advantage of butchering, can
ning and soap making demonstra
tions provided through Lounty
Wnt W. R Wicks. Two we at-
tnftcH crrnnn mpetinffs have iust
been held at which Miss Jessie
r f T A ll.'ILy.., f v.
vjrecne anu ju. -rv. vv lu ji u,s; va-
tension division of the college of ag-
riMiltnr oravp pvnprf arlvire. . TJn-
to-date methods of butchering: hogs
are shown. Meat canning is explain
ed and excess lard is worked over, in
Start Exchange List.
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Uarm Rurpai, fprl-ratinn has hecun
the regular publication of a Farm
bureau exenange list to aia m com
munity buying and selling, ine.
placing of farm labor this; season
will be made one ot tne practical
coMr-Ac ft litt ftrffa niVatinn '' Farm
labor of the right kind is already in
aemana snowing iw spring num
will soon be on in this section.
Keep Cost Records.
Qtnr-lrvillp Th farmers of the
Frontier county Farm Bureau fed
eration are takintf uo the keeoine of
cost accounts. They want to know
how much it costs to produce farm
crops and livestock. County Agent
W. H. Campbell has recently he!d
meetings at which E. L. Taylor,
farm management extension special
ist, told the farmers how to keep
proper records. An all-day school
for this purpose was held at Curti$. .
Cost account books were distributed.
rarofiit wheat nrndtirtioil cost rec
ords will be kept by the farmers of
this county this year.
Elevator Increases Stock.; -The
co-operative elevator has raised over
$16,000 as increased capital stock in
a recent drive.' The organization is
in a sound financial condition. It is
supported by both Farmers union
and Farm bureau members ana a
inlpnrlirl cninr of co-oneration exists
among the farm organizations of the
county. Ine County farm jiureau
fprWatinn will heein an active
membership campaign. Over 600
farmers paid their dues into the or
ganization last year ana an increase
in the membership is probably.
Will Buy Seed.
riranrt Tslnnrl Hall countv farm
ers are on the lookout for better seed
potatoes. The Hall county Farm
federation will send an ex
perienced farmer or potato expert to
Minnesota to make purchases ot tan--
cy Early Ohio seed potatoes for
those making up the pool order.
Aurora In Beaver precinct tuber
cular cattle testing is well under
way. The Hamilton county Farm
Bureau federation is making this
work a county project and is giving
Dr. Williams, the veterinarian in
charge of the work, splendid sup
port. One report shows over 90 per
cent of those having cattle herds
have signed up to have their herds
tested. Many calls are coming, in
daily to the Farm bureau office from
farmers who want their herds tested.
At least four precincts are planning
to co-operate and others will prob
Drive to Kill Crows.
O'Xeill Crows have become a
pest in this county. The Holt coun
ty Farm Bureau federation is plan
ning upon uniting on- a poisoning
campaign to rid them of the nui
sance; W. D. Perry of the biologi
cal survey made a recent visit to the
county to determine the best poison
bait to use. The plati is to put out
unpoisoned com first and follow
with corn baited with a strychnine.
If the tests are successful a county
campaign will be put on before corn
Women See Demonstrations.
Lexington Women of the Daw
son county Farm bureau are taking
advantage of their organization in
a number of undertakings which
benefit farm home conditions. Seventy-two
women attended dress form
demonstrations. Forty-eight dress
forms were sold through the feder
ation office at a saving of about $10
to each woman.
Sewing machine attachments were
discussed by Miss Gladys Legg of
the extension division before 39
Farm bureau women in Coyote,
Ringgold and Antelope townships.
Sewing clubs, hot lunch clubs and
health clubs are receiving attention.
The work of the home demonstra
tion agent, Miss Maude A. Bean,
reaches out to all farm women in
the county, where farm women
groups are organized.
Push Membership Drive.
Elkhorn At a meeting of the
Farm bureau federation board at
Elkhorn it was agreed to push the
membership work through local
committees. Each precinct Farm
bureau director is to appoint a mem
bership committee consisting of one
person iu each school district and
act as leader for his precinct. So
licitors are to be paid for their time
spent in soliciting. The allowance
from the Nebraska Farm Bureau
federation on each member will pay
in part for the cost of the solicitor,
the county paying the balance. An
increased paidup membership in the
Farm Bureau federation is expected.
W. J. Boettger of Union precinct
of the Douglas county Farm Bureau
federation has had charge of a suc
cessful gopher killing campaign. The
fanners have decreed that the go
pher pest must be cleaned out.
Groundhogs must also go. It js
hoped there will not be enough of
these weather proghets left next
spring in Douglas county to even
try to see their shadows on ground
The cleanup will be carried on this
spring in Jefferson. Elkhorn, Valley
and Waterloo, precincts.
. "r ; Protect Fruit Crop. ;
Falls City The prospects of a
large fruit crop this year has stim
ulated Farm bureau people to take
.steps to get the best possible pro
duction.- A special representative ot
the agricultural college' spent sev
eral days in the county with County
Agent J. L. Worrell giving demon
stations in grape pruning and the
spraying of apple trees.
-Learn Corn Cost.'
, ? Osceola A careful survey was
tnade by the Polk cottnty Farm bu
reau rovering the cost of. producing
one bushel of corn averaging 41
bushels per acre. It was found, that
t this yield, the cost was 26 cents
per Jiushel or $10.65 per acre. s
Wahoo As an outgrowth of Farm
bureau work the; Holstein Freisian
Bull association with approximately
30 farmers forming seven blocks, has
been organized. A standard has
been established and seven registered
iTill" wilt soon be purchased for the
By RUBY M. AYRES.
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"Of coure. I know you would
rather have had Netta," nhe raid of
dendedly. "but I don't think 1 shall
make such a bad partner.
"How do you know I would rath
er have Netta?" lie asked, ignoring
her last words.
She looked nonplused, hut aftrr a
moment she answered:
"Well, you never have aaked me
to dance with you before at any
places like this." t
He shrugged his shoulders.
"I am not sure that I have done
the right thing by asking you now,"
he said bluntly. "At the time it did
not occur to me, but in view of your
future career "
Elizabeth interrupted passionately.
"You arc making tne hate my
'career,' as you call it. You don't
want me to be happy at all. only to
be successful. Oh. you don't know
how I've been looking forward to
this all day it's the most wonderful
thing that has ever happened in my
His mouth twisted into a wry
"To dance with me!" he said cynr
cally. "My dear, it's a poor privl
lege, and one which any woman in
London can share if she likes to pay
tor the honor.
She winced as if he had hurt her.
"I can't bear to hear you talk like
that. It sounds it sounds as if you
are not happy." There was a hint of
tears in her voice, and Koyston
roused himself with an effort.
"I don't want vou to suppose any
thing so tragic,' -he . said. "I'm the
sort of a man who always has a good
time. Ask anyone you like, they will
tell you that.
"I don't want to be told. I know
for myself." Elizabeth said, with an
odd little touch of dignity.
"Know what?" he asked.
"That you are not happy," she ans
TCnvctnn lano-lirr! i
"You must not run away with
such ideas; I can't allow it; and don't
you want to hear about my interview
with Mine. Scncstis? I' saw her at 5
' "Oh," said Elizabeth blankly. "I'd
forgotten about her," she smiled into
his grave face. "Well, what did she
"That you are to have your first
lesson on Monday."
"Yes . . ." she waited. "Is that
"Xo," and now he did not look at
her, "and that Farmer wishes to
take you right out of your present
environment, wishes you to live
with madam, iir fact."
He paused, to continue' clumsily:
"She is an exceedingly nice, kind
woman, in spite of ncr eccentric ap
pearance, or I would not consent to
such a proposal for an instant."
"But as it is," Elizabeth said quiet
ly, "you do consent, you want me
"I think' it is the best thing. After
all, if Farmer is to 'back you,'"
there was a bitter note in his voice,
"he must be allowed to make his
Elizabeth turned away; she looked
out into the darkened street with un
seeing eyes. Her heart was throb
bing painfully and there was a hard
note of pain in her voice when pres
ently she said: "Of course, I know
it's awfully good of you to have done
what you have for me; of course, I
know that I must have been a great
bother, but perhaps some day I shall
be able to pay. you back." She
looked round suddenly. "I know,
I've always known that my 20
pounds hasn't really paid 'for any
thing," she added painfully, "and so,
of course if I ever earn any money
- ij. . ..
"Are you deliberately trying to
hurt me?" Royston asked in a queer
She cried out indignantly:
"Of course not! Oh, I never
meant oh, what do you mean "
She laid her hand impulsively on
the sleeve of his coat, but he jerked
his arm free and leaned forward to
let down the window.
"Nothing. I was only joking.
Here we are." He kept his face avert
ed till the cab stopped and he jump
ed out on to the path.
"We shall have to walk a step or
two; there's such a string of cars,
but the path is quite dry."
Elizabeth followed him with rac
ing pulses. There was a long striped ;
canopy leading from the doorway to
the house, with a red carpet laid
down, and many tolore J l ,ht over,
Koy.ton drew Kliijbrth'i hand
through hi arm.
"What a iroJ. Un't It?"
"Ye." l-Haheth looked around
ler with timid eye, drawing bf,
little to allow some people ho had
jut alighted from a tt car to '";
then she caught her birath with a
rharp noun. I if ili.uuy a Ju-t in
front of her the saw lur aunt and
Neither of tnetn ItaJ sem her.
They were both too intent on push
ing their way through the crowd.
l)oy ui wearing auoihrr nrw
(rock: 'Elizabeth noted the fact sub
conriou!y, and (fit a little nave tf
gratitude to Nett.i for having lent
her the b!ue chiffon.
A rather worried-looking youth,
with a kindly, vapid face, was escort
ing the Maton. and after a moment
they were all three lost to sight.
Elizabeth gave a sigh of relief. She
could not help a little thrill of ap
prehension a to what Mrs, Mason
would say when she saw hrr,
1'nere was a terrific rruxh to get
into the house and up the staircase.
The hall was a subscription affair,
piven by the philanthropic wife if
tne of the very newest knights, with
an excellent eye to advertisement,
and Elizabeth felt a little scared
when she parted from Koyston and
found herself jostled and elbowed in
"Shall I have to stay here in this
crowd all the time?" she asked anx
iously. The attendant smiled.
"Just leave your wraps and I'll
take you to one of the sitting rooms."
She looked at Elizabeth curiously.
"Miss Stacey is not coming then?"
"She sprained her ank!e very
badly this morning, so Mr. Royston
had to bring me instead. Do you
know Miss Stacey?"
"I've seen her dance with Mr.
Royston many times. Come this
way, please, miss."
(Continnrd In Tha Bra Tomorrow.)
Mine Owners Facing
Strike, Gompers Says
(Continued From Tact One.)
bituminous coal production dropped
off a trifle during the week ending
March 18, the last full week reported
by the geological survey. The to
tal output during the seven days pre
ceding the date was 10,"84,00b tons.
against' 11,113.000 tons during the
previous week and 6,512,000 tons dur
ing the week of March 18, 1921.
Output Exceeds Consumption.
"In spite of the decrease," the
statement said, "the output so far
exceeded estimated consumption as
to provide nearly 2,500,000 tons for
consumers, stock piles. -
It was added that preliminary tele
graphic returns for the first days of
the week ending March 25 showed a
tendency toward a return to recent
Previous weekly reports have
shown bituminous coal production
mounting steadily since last Decem
ber,, because of consumers' anticipa
tion of the April 1 suspension of
work iu the union fields, though con
sumption has been subnormal. The
result indicated is a surplus of coal
variously estimated as upwards of
60,000,000 tons.' approximately a 10
weeks' supply for the entire country.
Anthracite production for the
March 18 week, however, was "well
maintained," the survey said, with a
total of 1,907,000 tons, compared with
1,687,000 tons produced in the same
weeks a year ago.
Men Ready to Strike.
Springfield. 111.. March 26. With
ranks of union coal miners of the
country unbroken and ready to strike
at midnight, March 31, Internatioal
President John L. Lewis of the
United Mine Workers of America, at
home here tonight, declared his
headquarters in Idnianapolis is await
ing the first resDonse to the invita
tion extended 200,000 nonunion min
ers to join in the nation-wide walk
out. President Lewis stated he expected
favorable action upon the invitation,
but coal operators here in touch with
the situation, scouted the idea.
The call to nonunion workers to
join the U. M. W. of A. in its strike
was authorized at the conference in
Cleveland Friday, and the calls are
to be sent out from district head
quarters in the states where the non
union forces are strongest: Virginia,
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ala
bama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colo
rado and, New Mexico.
Petition for Charles Bryan
Lincoln, March 26. Petitions ask
ing for the nomination of Charles W.
Bryan, one of the city commissioners
of Lincoln, as a democratic candi
date for congressman in the First
Nebraska district, were circulated
yesterday at Auburn, Nemaha coun
ty, and Tecumseh, Johnson county,
and are reported to have been numer
ously signed. Mr. Bryan is a brother
of William Jetinings Bryan.
Xt braskn Lad Mut
Vrank to Dt an of Men
(laiaHa Hra I raard H lie.
Anil Arbor. Mich., Mv.h IS
Four I'nim.ny t( Mich'g..u mu
lent 4.) e itiAini in their he be
rau.e they tna.fjueradfd ' g'il and
went ta a performance ul "Si-ptrra
nd Screiiudi ," a pity wiittm by
junior wuuifu it" the umverity and
prrwulcd by . thciu at ihe hitnry
tl rater, A ii.id.tiou in!U th.it no
nun May vutiie tie junior irl
play, null., he a lather of o.te of
The four, I.. J. ('uMaater f N'rw
York ritv, 5. D. Ilotcn, Albion, NVI :
M, W. Print. Detroit. 6d W, M
(no, I.ukrwood, O , all uiot fetch
ing in their flapper non, with wig
that defied detection, got pat the
doorkeeper, but jut before ihe tur
ti.i went up a man rinp'uyrd in the
theater spied them, ordered them into
the theater clitcc. lifted their wig
and onlrred thein to sign their ti4ttc
to a paper which rained a Matement
of their guilt. T he paper i in the
land "f the tnmer.iiy ilciu of
men. The four will be given an op
portunity lo tell the dean their lory
(lanlinurd Irani I'agt Onr.)
more mature years. As a consequence
they are not strong enough to stand
tip undrr the pressure.
Includes Movies, Too.
"They arc too easily h'd. 1 1 Ir !i
school dames, automobiles and the
movies arc the cause oi it.
"Parents should pay more attention
to their children. It is the absolute
abandonment of the children to their
own devices that is helping in the
wave of immorality. Parents should
be more attentive. They should do
more to mould the character of their
children and above all to keep a hold
When a:-kcd about interpretative
dancing and the wearing of gauzy
clothing therein, she said: "Tha:
should be left to the women of the
stage who know thp business and
who can stand up under it."
Tells of Rescue Work.
Speaking, of her work in the Sal
vation Army Miss Booth said that
each year 15.000. girls pass through
their rescue, homes for fallen .wo
men. She said 80 per cent reacted
favorably to the only redemption of
a fallen woman, kindness, love and
Christianity. Of this number she
said 90 per cent were high school
The down-and-outcrs picked up on
the street, even 'dope' addicts, she
said, respond to this treatment and
a great' percentage arc reclaimed for
Lectures This Afternoon.
Miss Booth, talked in a whisper
last night as she is sparing her voice
for her lecture this afternoon at the
Brandeis theater. Her voice is a rich
contralto with a delicious ' English
accent. She asked particularly that
the cx-scrvice men attend her meet
inr because of the close friendship
I'that has grown between them -'and
the Salvation Army.
Monday Miss Booth will assist in
the dedication, of the new rescue
home built by the Omaha . army
U. S. Army Officer
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lil'lliMIS I , i: irtris
I . p
of iVussianis!,. 1
Maj. liPrlcr-Niiliolaou Call
un ILnling tu".otriii War
' DrjMrlimMit IVom Fur
liter Iaw Hrr alinp."
Oniaka lira I ea-rj nr.
Washington, Match .'(J In
other letter whiten t. Pre.iJrrt
ll.iriluik', Mai. Wl'eelet'Siiliot.on.
who leccnlly nude .. n.ni.in.l
iliaiges of 'Tius.wiium" i;i tie
Anient ,ni army, I. a. r iterated hi
iis.rrtiont and called upon the pie.,
ident "to rcttaiii the War derart
nunt from any furthrr lw-lrrU
Despite "the pica of honor-
iiioki-n French geurraN." who com
plained of ''brutally murdered Amei
usti force," Mit. Whe ler-Nichnl-m
declared, high idlicei of the
American winy were retained in
command in I ranee through favor
itism of thoc hi.lier iu the general
"I have, in addition, proof that the
same condition that led to the
Dreyfus cae iu the French army are
til existence today in the American
sruiy," the major tolr the president.
"I hive proof, of a startling record
of persecution and conspiracy, of
deliberate attempts to drive an of
ficer from the army by breaking hint
financially, bv scattering his family,
by continually bringing f.iUe and
baseless iharge and by the infliction
of almost ttnbclicah!c injustice and
These proof involxe high officer
who have used dishonorable means
to protect tneno and classmate
whom he accused of wrong doing,
lb m.iinr arrted. He comnlained
that "through fear of publicity and
resultant exposure," the general staff
has thus far refused to give him a
hearing, but ha kept him "immured
at Camp Dix. N. J.. separated from
my famitv. practically a prisoner."
Ship Carload of Pcrcheron? -From
Tecumseh to N. J.
Tecumseh Lou Cook of Tecumseh
sold 17 head of extra good Perch
eron horses and mares to Frank
Howard of ' Pawnee City. Mr.
Howard, added these 17 head to a
lot he bought elsewhere and shipped
a carload,, 28 head, by express from
Tecumseh to a New Jersey point.
The horses, well matched into teams,
will be used for express work in the
east. Mr. Howard informed Mr.
Cook that he could not find a blem
ish or mark of any kind on a single
horse bought of him. The 17 head
averaged 1,600 pounds each and
were young, and Mr. Cook got $175
each for them. The heaviest team
weighed 3,700 pounds. It was one
of the best lots of horses ever
shipped from Tecumseh.
School Holds Declamatory
Contest at lrOthenbur.,r
Gothenburg. The high school
declamatory contest was held at the
school auditorium here. The win
ner of the oratorical group was Bur
ton Thqinpson; dramatic, Bess
Barnes; humorous. Lavawn Lewis.
The district contest will be held at
Gothenburg about 'the middle of
The almost unceasing activity with Which children
work off their surplus energy makes
good and nutritious food a continual
necessity. Of all the food drinks Baker's
Cocoa is the most perfect, supplying as
it does much valuable material for the
upbuilding of their growing bodies.
Just as good for older people. It is
delicious, too, of fine flavor and aroma.
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no. u. r at, orr.
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. Stop in for a dozen to
. day. They are fresh,
' large and tasty. Try
"them instead of bread to-morrow
night. The whole
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