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First tm Lm?i?the Truth: News
Fair and somewhat colder to-day; fair
to-morrow, colder at night;
full Itcport on Pace 20
* * * *
~-.?m /-??rw-ri? < '" Greater New York nnrt
TWO t. ENrt?) n-itliin commuting instance
I. W. W. Fire on Armistice Parade; Kill 3 Ex-Soldiers;
Miners Surrender to U. S.; Strike Order Is Cancelled
1 'Red'; 8
Are in Jail
Service Men Break Ranks,
Vttack Hall of Workers,
Throw Furniture Into
Street and Burn It
Troops to Scene
Victim of Lynching Was
Chased to River and
Shot an Inarmed Man
: ATTLE, Wash., Nov. 11.?Ac
:-. report telephoned to The
As ciated Press here to-night from
"The Centralia Chronicle," the mob
? :?:< .1 I. W. W. from jail,
to a point just outside
city lin and banged him on
on what is known as the
M . tary Road.
"The mai 's body is now hanging
on ?? rope under the bridge about 10
?" ? ? from th< water," the telephone
message said. "The I. W. W. the
i ! was the one who shot
Dale Hubbard during the fight in
I the river bi d."
CENTRALIA, Wash., Nov. 11.?
?Three former soldiers, members of
e American Legion, were killed.
two other - rvice men were probably
atally wounded ami several other ?
were I? ?? seriously hurt,
.viten persons, said to be members of j
istrial Workers of the World,
tired on an Armistice Day parade j
?o-day as it passed the I. W. W.
A man said to have been one of
those v.ho fired on the marchers is
believed to have been lynched to
* by citizens.
At least eight supposed I. W. Ws.
are in the local jail, guarded from a
.i ob of several hundred friends of
? : to-day.
?nal ?? "i- rice wove
Move t;;an one
There will not be
.. I .-. . ? ? he jail by morn
Hart lias ordered on?
State Guard, number
? i men, here front
Arthur McElfresh, Centralia.
? a agranda, Centralia.
Warren Grimm, Centralia.
wounded include: Dale Hub?
bard, ? tralia, probably fatally: John
Karl Watt, Chehalis, probably fatally,
ely after the shooting a
atora and marcher:
.. -, believed to be the
of I he I, W. W. They put
I : ? neck, threw the rope
, . it m of a telephone pole
rted to haul him up. l?o was
air only a brief period before
. .* of police prevailed upon the
crowd '.<> let bam down. To-night the
jail here nearly dead.
t 3 o'clock the mob surrounding
thi Centralia jail succeerer in getting
? ne ? f the i. W. W.'s arrested out of
thi jail and into an automobile, rush?
ing him away before guurda could pre?
lights Suddenly Go Out
At 7:S0 o'clock to-night the city's
lights suddenly were cut off and a
volley <a hots rained down I'earl
Street It waa during this period that
wa ti ken from jail and
a away. He was rushed toward
. and at lu>i accounts the crowd
ia.'l disappeared with him.
1 ? ??? ooting began when the parade
brea I of the Industrial Workers
the World Hall, according to wit
. the bullets going over the heads
of the crowds watching the parade.
Onlookers say shots came from every
direction, and that snipers in the upper
windows of the I. W. W. headquarters
lutilding tired into the line.
McE fresh was killed instantly.
Grimm, formerly a lieutenant, was
leading a platoon in the parade. He
fell at the second burst of tire, fatally
George Stevens, of Centralia. at
? to di larm an alleged I. W. W.,
d was wounded in the struggle that
Shot b) .Man Lynched
Hubbard .sustained his wound in pur?
suing a supposed I. W. \V., v.ho fired as
nt ran from the group of men headed by
Hubbard. It was this man, according to
reporta, who was hanged by u mob to
1 ;'sagranda was in tho ranks and a
rifle bullet struck him in the body.
"They got me this time," he said as
I'c doubled up and fell in the street.
The crowd, uniformed and ununi
tormed, started the chase. Gathering
up persons suspected of affiliation with
?" radical order, some of the service
- a? -ook them to jail, while others of
?archers tore out the front of the
i' where the I. \Y. W. hearquar
located, seized and burned a
*" literature and all the fur
, ?ture and distributed among themselves
and Centralia citizens the arms and
ammunition stored in the headquarters.
Meanwhile a crowd was gathering
about the jail. Former service men,
??me of them armed with the seized
weapons and others unarmed, patrolled
t Continued on page three
President Now Is
Using Wheel Chair
I Sits Up for a Period
Daily and Will Greet
the Prince To~morrow
,Vrr V.-rfr Trintm?
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?The Prcsi
; dent, sat up in a wheel chair to-day for
the first time since his illness began
more than a month ago. Dr. Cary T.
I Grayson, his physician, said the Presi
. dent would be permitted to sit up each
day for a brief period unless it v.a
found that the exertion wes too great
. a task on his strength.
No evidences of weariness were ap
I parent after the first short period that
j the President was propped in the wheel
j chair, and to-morrow it is planned to
! use the chair once in the morning and
J again in the afternoon. As the Presi
I dent regains his strength the wheel
! chair will come more and more into
i use, it was said.
Jt was definitely decided to-day that,
I the President will sec the Prince of
, Wales in his sick room Thursday. The
I Prince was not taken into the Presi?
dent's chambers to-day when he called
upon Mrs. Wilson, as it was thought
tha by Thursday the President would
be belter able to greet, him.
The Pr?sident was given informal ion
promptly to-day o the developments
; in the coal situation and expressed
? gratification with the action of the
j miners. He likewise was kept in
l formed of the developments i:i th;
\ treaty situation.
,300 Columbia Students
Fail to Report for Drill
Stale Compulsory Military Train?
ing Law Recruits A. W. O. L.
From Second Roll Cail
Several hundred Columbia students
between the ages of sixteen and nine?
teen were still missing when officers
i of the New York State Military Train?
ing Commission called the roll at the
second of the Slater law drills yester?
day afternoon in the L?2d Regiment
Armory, Fort Washington Avenue and
lo8th Street. Two hundred students,
in addition to the fifty who reported en
.Monday, were on hand yesterday and
received their first taste of military
training under the direction of state
Figures available yesterday indicated
that somc'SOO of the Columbia recruits
have still failed to obey the order to
report to the armory, although they
received notification from both the
state and the university. Drastic steps
will be taken within a few days to
bring the delinquents into line, officers
of the state commission said last night,
? although the university may be ap?
pealed to before more vigorous meas
. re' are used.
Lieutenant Colonel A. IL Edwards,
mm an dan t of the Columbia R. <>.
T. ('.. said that most ox the tardy stu?
dents failed to appear at the armory
because they did not realize the se?
riousness/of the state order. In his
opinion there are no indications that
they are attempting to evade military
Mother Is Acquitted
Of Slaying Daughter
.Mrs. (?otthold Was Irresponsi?
ble at Time of Shooting,
MAYS LANDING. N. ,L. Nov. 11.?
Mrs. Hanna Gotthold, of Philadelphia,
was found not guilty by a jury here
to-day of the murder of her eighteen
year-old daughter Mildred at the Hotel
Cn'vert in Atlantic City on July 2.
When the girl was round dead in bed
with a bullet hole in her temple the
! police believed her mother had been
about to commit suicide herself and
had accidenta'ly shot her daughter as
she bent to kiss her goodby. A letter
written by Mrs. Gotthold seemed ta
bear out this theory.
Mrs. Gottjiold was taken to the At?
lantic Countv Hospital for the Insane.
At her trial she testified t'":it she bad
not planned to end her own life, had
bought the pistol for self-protection
and wa ; unable to remember the shoot?
ing ci' In.?- daughter or'what took place
for severa' days thereafter.
County Physician Souder and Police
Surgeon Beckwith, who examined the
prisoner after the tragedy, said they
believed she wa i not responsible for
i her actions at the time of the shooting.
Strikers at Manville
Attack Armed Deputies
Many Persons Injured and Five,
Including Leaders, Are
Taken to County Jail
Employes of the If. W. Johns-Man
! ville Company at Manville, N. J., will
? be brought into the factory this niorn
, ing on railroad cars, in an effort to
avert further disord?U'? on the roads
\ leading to the plant, according to an
announcement made yesterday at the
local ofnees of the company at Madi?
son Avenuo and Forty-first Street.
After an incipient riot on Monday,
. which was frustrated by the arrival of
j Sheriff Brokaw and twenty deputies,
j disorder again broke out yesterday
morning as a resu't of the strike of
Lseveral hundred unskilled workers. An
[auto truck loaded with deputies armed
' with riot guns was attacked by a band
of the strikers at the Raritan River
bridge, about half a mile from the
plant. George E. Polten, of the
county prosecutor's office, was struck
]: in the face by a brick and many of
\ the strikers were injured. Five of
I the strikers, including their leader.
, were arrested and taken to the county
At the local offices it was explained
that less than 200 men were out on
strike, but that their violence had
kept 2 000 of the workers away from
the factories. W. R. Seigle, vice-pres?
ident of the company, said yesterday
that all of the strikers were foreign?
ers who were obsessed ^?th Bolshevik
He May Join
Intimates He Will Vote
if His Reservation on
j Article X Is Defeated
His Stand Alarms
j Administration Men Tire
I of Obstruction Pro?
gram, Backed by Walsh
New Tor/: Tribune
WASHINGTON, Nov. IIP?"The soon-?
? or a country as unfacile in dealing with ?
: the affairs of other countries as the |
United States has shown itself to be ;
| in the hist year takes itself out of any;
j relationship to the affairs of other na
tions the better it will be for this
; country and the world."
So Senator Lodge, leader of the ma?
jority, concluded to-day's debate on
' the Article X reservation to the peace
. treaty. The debate continued all day
and gives signs of extending over all
I of to-morrow as well.
Mr. Lodge's statement was a surprise
to the Administration leaders. It Wi\s
i much further than he previously haul
1 gone in attacking the treaty, and be?
tween the lines was read a warning to
' the Democrats who are trying to ham?
string the Article X reservation that
! if they succeed Mr. Lodge will join
! the "irr?concilables" in defeating the
j treaty altogether.
? Another surprise given the Adminis- '
! tration kader.--, to-day was admin'is
! tered by the best friend of the treaty
j ott the Republican side, Senator
j McCumber, ot' North Dakota.
McCumber Warns Hitchcock
Alarmed at the enthusiasm with
?which some of the "irreconcilable",
group, particularly Senators La Fol- j
lette, Gronna and Morris, have taken ?
up the amendment proposed yesterday i
I by Senator Walsh, of Montana, which i
j would have the effect, of taking the ?
j United Sttites out of the league counclt ;
and assembly, and virtually out of the
j league, Mr. McCumber went to Mr.
"If the Democrats vote this amend- '
\ ment into the committee reservation."
he said to Mr. Hitchcock, "I want: to
warn you that there is grave danger
! it will stay in. Indeed, I anticipate
instead of your finding that the result
would be that the friends of the treaty
1 will all then join in defeating the!
; reservation altogether, thus leaving .
; no reservation on Article X, it is mora
? probable you will have the dickens of j
, a time preventing the adoption of the i
reservation as amended. Then you may I
? be forced to take that reservation, as !
j amended by yourselves.
j It was rather clear to-night, when
the Senate recessed, that the Admin
I istration Senators were losing their
j enthusiasm for the Walsh strategy.
| and that this "killing" amendment
: would be defeated partially at least
by Democratic votes when the de
! haters permit a roll call. All of the
Republicans, it was said, save possi?
bly LaFollette, Gronna and Nonas, wit:
?? vote against it, and enough Democratic
Senators to make its defeat sure.
The futility of this strategy, which
was confidently counted on by the
Democratic leader to split the Repub?
lican strength anil force the approval
of Article X?the "heart of the. cove?
nant"- without reservation, is the big?
gest disappointment encountered by
Administration Leader Hitchcock so
far. It makes it practically certain
that the reservation program is going
through virtually without change, al?
ways excepting the strong Reed reser?
vation, which would deprive the league
of any jurisdiction over any question
affecting the vital interests or na?
tional honor of the United States.
Ueed and Smith Speak
j Practically all the time to-day, as
yesterday, was consumed oh the
i Democratic side of the chamber.
| Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, spoke
two hours defending the committee
reservations and attacking Article X.
Senator Reed spoke most of the after?
noon, and Senator Robinson of Arkan?
sas, replying to Mr. Reed, spoke about
Senator Brandegee twitted the Demo?
crats with having approved putting
cl?ture into etrect in the caucus last
i week, and then conducting an appar?
ent filibuster ever since.
Senator Penrose's inquiry yesterday
as to whether any "geological fo'H..
print,'1 of the fourteen points could be
discovered in the treaty was followed
to-day by the introduction of the fol- I
lowing reservation by Senator Phelan
of California, Democrat:
"Inasmuch as the fourteen points,
so-called, as declared by the President
of the United States, were accepted as
the basis of peace by all the chief
belligerent nations, the sole reserva?
tion being tlni interpretation on the
part of Great Britain of the clause
relating to the freedom of the seas,
the United States reserves the right
to interpret the covenant of the league
and the treaty of peace in harmony
with the principles laid down by the
said fourteen points, and that it does
not consider itself bound to any lino
of conduct, military or financial, in
Ueed Quotes Wilson
i Senator Reed drew a contrast bc
: tween the uttitude, during the period
of the European war when German
outrages were astounding the world,
but before the United States got into
it, of Theodore Roose\V^ and Wood
row Wilson. Mr. Reeu ^ speech, in
Continued on page six
Washington Stands in
Rain to Greet Prince
The Trinco and Vice-President Marshall, photographed just after the
royal visitor reached the capital.
Representatives of the Executive, Diplomatic,
Army and Navy Departments Join in Royal
Welcome, Preceding Visit to the White House
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, Nov. il.- A smiling, rosy-cheeked young man of twenty
five, wearing <-. heavy gray military overcoat, stepped from a private ear at
the Union Station at noon to-day and received a royal welcome from repre?
sentatives of the American nation.
Just a trace of the British red lining showed along tiie edge of the lapels
of his greatcoat. On each of his shoulders was a minaturc gold crown.
American executives and diplomatic officers of high rank, admirals in
the United States navy and generals in? the army stood unmindful in the rain
and in puddles of water on the station' platform waiting for this boyish look?
ing officer who wore the uniform of a British colonel.
Diplomatists from European embassies in Washington, dressed in frock
coats, striped gray trousers, silk hats, and not a few of them with monocles,
fringed the group that gathered around the new arrival in the American
capital. All were there to do him honor. >
His Poyal Highness Edward Albert Christian Andrew Patrick David,
Earl of Chester, Duke of Cornwall, Duke of Rothesay, Earl of Garrick, Baron
of Renfrew, Karl of Dublin, Lord of the Isles and Great Steward of Scotland?
the Prince of Wnlos? Ivnl rnftohcH Wiisli inr-tnii ?
Vice-Pr?sident Marshall, acting in<?
behalf of President Wilson, who waa
too ill to leave his room, extended to
the heir apparent to the British
throne the first official welcome here
Soon after General Pershing stepped
forward, gave a brisk salute and vigor?
ously shook the hand of his highness.
As General Pershing stepped to ons
side General March, ch?ef of staff,
clicked his heels and saluted.
Secretary of War Baker, Secretary
of the Navy Daniels, Assistant Secre?
tary of State Phillips. Admiral Gray
son and other high Administration offi?
cials were there to welcome the prince.
To nearly all o them he extended his
left hand, explaining his right hand had j
become so swollen and so. .? from the I
hand-claRping of thousands in Canada :
and the United States that it gave him ,
great pain to use it.
While motion picture operators and '.
newspaper photographers made thou- ?
sands of exposures the Prince of Wales
And American and European officials
stood in the rain. The special train
which brought the prince and his suite
to Washington was so long that it ex?
tended beyond the train shed, and the
prince alighted rom the last coach.
Girls Wave Handkerchiefs j
As he moved toward the shelter at :
the close of his initial welcome sleep?
ing-ear porters and chefs from other
trains lined the edge o the platform
or .-tuck their heads through coach
windows. They saint;.:!, and the futuro '
King of England returned their salute,
A bevy of vivacious girls on the ob?
servation platform of a parlor car on
the adpoining track clapped then
hands vigorously and waved their
handkerchiefs at the prince. A digni?
fied salute was his response to them.
Down a lane formed by two lines
of marines, each man standing at pre- j
sent arms, the Prince walked through !
the long concourse of the Union Sta- '
tion. Vice-President Marshall, gray
haired and rather halting, linked his
arm through that of the sturdy young
Britisher, while thousands of American
men, women and children cheered. One
motherly-looking woman exlaimed in a
voice so louil that the Prince must
lave heard it:
"He is the sweetest, most rosy
cheeked thing 1 ever saw."
Prince Pays Tribute to Red Cross
Comments on his height, clean-cut
features, his democratic demeanor, and
bis unaffected ways were heard on all
sides. Several Red Cross canteen
Continued ovi page four
"Dry s*'Are Beulen
In Ohio by 641
Complete Returns Show
499,879 lor. 500,520
A g a i n s i Ratification
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. LI. Ohio
Last Tuesday voted against ratification j
of the federal prohibition amendment
by a majority of 641, according to com- i
p?ete official returns received to-day
by the Secretary of State. The vote :
was: For ratification. 41)9,87!.?; against, ?
Secretary of State Smith announced !
that some errors are apparent: in the \
complete official vote and that the i
official returns from nine counties will I
be sent back to county election boards :
for correction. Ho also announced i
that the official figures from thirty- !
four counties would have to be veri- !
James A. While, manager of the
Ohio "dry" federation, has asked for a
recount of the vote.
Italian "'Reds" Wound
Candidate ; Kidnap Him
Seize His Automobile and Use i
It to Spread Socialist
ROME, Nov. 11 (By The Associated
Press).?As Election Day approaches,
the excitement, throughout the country
is growing, and acts of violence are
The latest victim of violence is
Adamo Don?is, Democratic candidate
in Ferrara. He had driven in an auto?
mobile to the village of Marroca to
address the electors and had hardly
begun to speak when Socialists in?
vaded the meeting and wounded him.
The Socialists seized the automobile
for their own propaganda and kept
Boaris a prisoner. Soldiers were sent
from Ferrara to rescue him.
Liberty Bonds?-?50, $100, $500. $1,000-?
cao be bought and sold Instantly,
John Muir ft Co., 61 Broadway.?Advt.
| Back on Jobs
! Within Week
No Vote Taken by Lead?
ers; Lewis and Creen
Make; Decision After
Hearing the Discussion
wWe Are Americans,'
| Washington Now Looked
To for Action to Adjust
Grievances of Workers
By Theodore M. Knappen
INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 11.?John I.,
Lewis, acting president, and William
! Green, secretary, made the crucial de?
cision that the United Mine Workers
of America would bow to the will of
the government and the mandate of
the court. The hundred-odd delegates
to the meeting that wrestled from 10
o'clock yesterday morning until ?' this
morning with the bitter question of
to obey or not to obey, talked, and
Lewis and Green listened.
When the last talker had talked and
: there was nothing more to be said.
Lewis, who had conferred privately
with ('reen from time to time through.
the night and had passed hours pacing
up and down the hall outside the meet?
ing room in the throes of indecision,
arose and informed the assemblage that
after having listened to all arguments
and having viewed the problem from
every angle, in the light of all the
advice and discussion, he had decided
that the interests of the mine work?
ers would best be served by yielding
i to the temporary injunction and man
! date issued by Judge Anderson.
No Vote Taken On Decision
There was no vote. Lewis asked for
I none, and no member of the confer
j ence demanded it. The authority and
j responsibility were with Lewis and
i Green. They did not seek to shift the
i one nor evade the other. They con
i sidered the assembled officers as ad
! visers and counselors, and, moreover,
feared to chance an adverse vote. The
decision was received in silence by the
: weary council, and almost without a
1 word the members arose and left the
"We are Americans. We cannot fight
: our government," said Lewis, convey
! ing the decision to the newspapermen.
j "We comply with the mandate of the
court, but under protest."
The surrender having been decided
upon, it was promptly put into form.
At 0:40 this morning Attorney Henry
Warrum,? accompanied by Attorneys G.
L. Grant, of Fort Smith, Ark., and
j Fred C. Huebner, of Albia, Iowa, called
at Judge Anderson's chamber in the
' Federal Building, where they met Dis
1 trict Attorney L. E. Slack and Daniel
I W. Simms, special assistant United
: .States Attorney, charged with enforc?
ing the restraining order and the in
? junction, -nid handed them the strike
; recall order signed by Lewis and Green.
; The government attorneys compared it
with the strike order, and when Judge
Anderson entered the loom passed it
? over to him.
Court Approves Action
''That complies with the order, as I
take it, doesn't it?" asked the judge
: as he glanced it over. "Now let me
see the strike order."
"I think this is a compliance with
I the order," continued Judge Anderson,
[ after a moment's pause. "I think it is
a good faith compliance.''
The government attorneys assented.
Mr. Warrum said a good-faith com?
pliance was the intention of his clients,
and explained to the court that every
effort would be made to have the order
in the mails, and on the way to every
local union by G o'clock to-night, but
that it was possible that the work
might not be completed by the ulti?
"A good-faith effort is all that is
required," was Judge Anderson's re?
Attorneys for the mine workers then
discussed "with Ah*. Simms the advis?
ability of their clients isiuing a public
statement, setting forth their griev?
ances and demands, so the public
might be informed of the merits of the
controversy, and also concerning the
steps that should be taken by the gov?
ernment to hasten an amicable settle- i
ment of the dispute.
Negotiation Declared Earned
On the lutter point. Mr. Warrum
"The operators have repeatedly de?
clared they were ready '<> enter into
negotiations with the miners if the
strike order were -.vit h drawn. The gov?
ernment has taken the position that in
the vindication of its own rupremacy
the strike order must bz withdrawn
before it would take any steps to compel
the resumption of such negotiations.
The issue has been submitted to the
court, and in' compliance with the
court's ruling the strike order has
. eeri canee eu ar. I withdrawn. 3? tin-.'
to me that good faith on the part of
the operators requires them to meet
the miners' representatives at once
for the purpose of negotiating a set?
tlement of this wage controversy; anil
t'iat good faith oa the par; of the gov?
ernment requires it to sec that ?uch a
resumption of negotiations is held at
once and concluded without delay.''
Although the members of the con?
ference are sore and humiliated, they
gave every evidence to-day of intending
to back up their submission lo the
court's order, and use ail their author?
ity and influence to send the miners |
back to work. As to how quickly and
Continued on next page j
! Brotherhoods Appear as
Far as Ever From an
Agreement With Mines
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.- After a
four-hour conference to-day agreement
1 between the railroad administration
and the four railroad brotherhood
i leaders apparently was as far away
; to-night as at any time since the
j brotherhood demands for time and a
j half overtime in road service and re?
vision of working conditions were laid
before Director General Hines several
Conferring with the director general
were Timothy Shea, president of the
Firemen and Enginemen; L. E. Shep?
herd, president of the Conductors; W.
G. Lee, president of the Trainmcnt,
; and J. J. Corrigan, acting for W. S.
: Stone, president of the Engineers. The
session will be resumed to-morrow.
The conference reopened the old
question of establishment of the time
and a half overtime principle in road
The brotherhood men were said to
realize the force of Director General
Hines' argument that he could make no
iifrreemest which would further in?
crease pay because of the short time
before the termination of Federal con?
trol. They set forth strong argu?
ments for changes in working con !i
Says in Court
Property Worth 850,000 Is
Gone From Apartment He
Occupied at Time of His
Death. Surrogate Is Told
The charge was made in the Surro?
gates' Court yesterday that the aparr
: nient maintained by Theodore I'.
Shontf*. president of the Interborough,
' after he and his wife separated had
been looted since his death.. George
W. Files, attorney for -Mrs. Milla D.
Shonts, made the assertion in the
course of the preliminary hearing be?
fore Surrogate Fowler of an ^plica?
tion made by DeLancey Nicoll, one of
the executors of Mr. Shonts, for the
removal of the widow as temporary ad?
ministratrix. .Mr. Files added i ha:
Mrs. Shonts's purpose in having her?
self appointed by the court was to tak<
step.- for the recovery of the property
which it is said has been taken from
the apartment of Mr. Shonts, and on
which :. value ?? ' $50,000 has been
placed by hi ? widow.
An adjournment of a week was taker.
on this phase of the litigation that has
been started through the provision
made by Mr. Shouts i:i his will for
"my Eriend," Mrs. Amanda C. Thomas,
to whom he left his residuary- estate.
The removal of Mrs. Shonts is asked
on the ground of alleged misrepresen?
tation, in that she knew when she ap?
plied for the letters that her husband
had left a will and knew its contents.
Widow Denies Deception
It is alleged also that she violated
an agreement in taking the action she
did to await the arrival of her daugh?
ter, Theodora. Duchess dc Chaulnes,
from Paris. When the matter again
conies up next Tuesday, it is likely
that Mrs. Shonts will testify. Her at?
torney said in court that the only de?
ception and ?'ratal was in the mind oi
the opposing counsel.
Tlrc> much discussed separation agree?
ment signed by Mr. 5ir.il Mrs. Shonts
j in June, 1917. was made public yester?
day. This document reveals that its
signing was due to '/divers disputes"
; between husband anil wife. Mrs. Shonts
' agreed for the considerations stipu?
lated to relinquish her dower interest
in the estai." of her husband and to
sign any deeds or other papers to per
fect release of all claims against ;
estate of Mr. Shonts. Mrs. Shon r
agreed to allow her husband to live
h; 3 life "as if unmarried" and he
granted her the same freedom of ac?
tion. The wife also bound herself not
to "harass, molest or a in ?;.?'' Mr.
Si: ont3 or ' hi ? frien? Is cr associ?
ates or bring any kind of action
One consideration accepted by Mr-a
Shonts for affixing her signature to ?
this separation agreement was that her
husband pay her debts up to ?80,000.
Mrs. Shonts agreed not to contract any ?
ir.ore debts in her hu?band'.; name.
Allege Agreement Was Violated
In this connection, it is claimed by !
the attorneys for Mrs. Shonts, that
Mr, Shonts violated the agreement by
paying only $40,000 of her debts. Mr.
Shonts also bound himself to pay his
wife an annual allowance of ?? 5 ,00
during their joint lives. This pro
>, ision expired with the death . . i r.
I'honts. who not only kepi up these I
i ayments, but paid hi3 wife 3-13,000 a !
Also the agreement shows Mr.
Shonts created a joint trust fund of
$100,000 for his daughters, the Duchess
of Chaulnes and Mrs. Rutaerford Binp
ham, to which he refers in his will
and is independent of the $100.000
trust fund established by the will.
The principal of these trusts is to go j
to the children of Mr. Shonts's daugh?
< karges Against Girls in
Royal Air Force Disproved
LONDON, Nov. 11.- The House of
Lords committee, which has been con?
ducting an inquiry into allegations
that gir!s of the Woman's Royal Air
Force Service at the Hurst Park Camp
had not always conducted themselves
i properly, concluded its labors to-day.
Baron Wrenbury, the chairman, an
Inounced that the committee unani?
mously found the allegations of immor?
ality absolutely unsupported by any
of the testimony presented.
On Wages to
i Begin Friday
Twenty States to Join .in
Conference of Miners
anil Operators Called
by Secretary Wilson
Bot!* Sides Pledge
Government to Resume
Peace Program Where
Strike Interrupted It
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?Hav?
ing forced the minors to call off the
coal strike, the government set out
to-day to help them negotiate a new
On the heels of the announce?
ment that Federal Judge Anderson
at Indianapolis had approved the
order promulgated by the Unite;'
Mine Worker? of America rescind
ing the strike notice. Secretary
Wilson invited representatives of
j the miners and operators from all
the fields involved in the walkout
to meet here Friday "for the pur?
pose of negotiating a basis of set?
The miners accepted. When Mr.
! Wilson went home to-night he had
; received no formal reply from th !
\ operators, but was unofficially ad
? vised they would comply with his
! request. The Secretary was as?
sured by operators and miners they
, would endeavor faithfully to frame
I a pay scale that would send the
425,000 strikers hack to work
willingly and at once.
Brewster Urges Quick Action
Thomas T. Brewster, head of th'
operators' association of the central
competitive field, who arrived here
during the day from St. Loui.; to take
an active hand in the situation, made
public to-night a telegram, to John L.
Lewis, acting president o" the miners'
organization, irging "prompt resump?
tion of negotiations." The message
:. . ? was expli ined, b. fore Secretary
on had pui his invitation on the
wires, made no reference to the Labor
Secretary as a mediator. Jv
suggested negotiation of "a contrac
to be in force upon the t< rmination
of the contract now in effect," with?
out sayin?; when or how this would be
Word came from Lewis to-night tha
the miners had decided to accept Mr.
Wilson's offer and they had so notified
The Secretary of Labor, again step
ping to the fron! a me ?; itor, will
take up his work exactly as it was ?aid
aside two weeks ago, except that no
strike threat will hang over the con
ference. Instead of there being present
in the conference r? ?ves o?
miners and operators only from th?.
central competitive field, embracing
the -rates of Indiana. Illinois, ?hi<
and Western Pennsylvania, the confei
enc will include miners from all fiflds
involved in the strike, stretching ovei
more tha. ,'enty states.
Change Surprise to Operators
Mr. Wilson's action in broadening
the cope of the-wage negotiations was
a surprise to operators, but the largei
plan of representation was adopte?
i because of the desire of men frorr
1 other fields to have a voice in the
The final breaking up of the strike
with announcement bj the minen
official ? that they would heed the blur.
command of the Federal court, brough
a sign of relief from official Wi shii:j_
*mi and ?? "pressions of surprise fron
labor adej who frankly had not ox
Responsibility Now Shifted
With the ending of all court pro
ceedings the whole strike question wa:
! shifted from the Department of Juatic?
to the Department of Labor, which i,
charged with the task of bringin
capital and labor together in ail sucl
controversies. There were no state
ments from officers of the Fedcratiot
of Lahor beyond a reply- by the ex
ecutive council t<> the statement issue?
last night by Attorney General Palmei
There wen few veno-. 2s as to t+:e re
turn cf the miner to or . .
rea used tin re w mid be ; on
? m '?? i until the leg ? ??? ?its hr?
been cleared up and Lewis cuncella
tion order had reached a!! districts.
Some labor officials were doubtful i
the miners as a whole would go hse
to work before adaption of a n??w wagi
program. It was cause
certainty that Secretary Wilson am
Mr. Brewster enterca lmmt-diiiu.-.y 01
Early Agreement Desired
There was a difference of opinio:
to-night as .to how lon-j the joint cuii
ference might run, but ever;, effor
wi i be made to nach a speed;, ac:*-ee
ment, especially if miners show litti
! ition mear.-.-.'' . ?.?? return t
work. Secretarj U ?1 .... . . ys t*oni
ful, and understood to have oppose
the injunction proceed i i ,;. re i
is said, that many of t te mine--; ar
tilled with bitterne ; because of th
court suit and that it will require tac
and persuasive powers to bring the fac
Some of the operators were incline
to think the job might be a bit mor
difficult because of the larger n tun be
of fields involved. Heretofore theVom
petitive field scale has been the Sasi
scale of pay, and they said it wa* th