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tmysterx in, death of young
' And b"eautiful wife
Houston, Tex., Jan. 28. Blood
trickling trade rthe door of a room at
the Baptist sanitarium here "was the
first intimation'nurses had that Ward
M: Snyder, 4'2, had, cut the throat of
his beautiful wife and then had taken
bichloride of mercury. She was
found dead. Snyder, said to be the
son of a millionaire Pittsburgh Oil
dperator, is dying.
The cause of the slaying and at
tempted suicide was a mystery. The
couple were going to Corpus Christ!
when MrS. Snyder was suddenly
taken very Dl here a few days ago.
Her maiden name is not known here,
but she is believed to have been a for
mer well-known grand opera singer.
Snyder called ostensibly to inquire
after his wife's condition today. They
were left alone in the room. Nurses
declared no sounds of a quarrel or
struggle were heard.
JOHN D. AND MINE WORKERS
New York, Jan. 28. John D.
Rockefeller, Jr., today will meet with
officers of the United MlneJiVorkers
of America to discuss conditions in
the Colorado urine fields. The con
ference is at the suggestion, of .the
young millionaire. He met Prank J.
Hayes, Edward Doyle and John R.
Lawson while he was testifying be
fore the federal industrial relations
committee, and at once extended the
invitation to them.
"Mother" Jones, who held a long
conference with young Rockefeller
yesterday, is 'expected to meet him
NEW USE rOR SUBMARINES
Londorit Jan. 28. German strat
egy has devised a new use for sub
marines in naval warfare. For the
first time in sea fighting a submarine
ffdtuTa covered the retreat of ari un
successful raiding squadron hi the
naughts from probable destruction.
The admiralty today awaited fur
ther dfflcial reports before issuing ah
absolute confirmation of its report
that the small German cruiser Hol
berg, in addition to the Bluecher, was
sunk by British gunfire.
COAST JITNEY BUS OWNERS
PREPARE TO FIGHT
San Francisco, Jan. 28. With the
members of the jitney bus associa
tion prepared to fight tb the last
breath the public utilities committee
of the city board of supervisors today
had under consideration a proposed
drdinanlie' tb place jitney buses under
the control of the police commission.
The brdihance would also assess a
license fee of from $40 tp $100 a
year, acicording to the size of the bus,
aid provides that a bond df $10,000
The provisibn for the bond is the
Joker In th& ordinance, according to
the members of the Jitney associa
tion. Most of the1 jitney owners and
drivers would not be able td furnish
a bbhd 'of Biich size, they declare".
H. V, McMeans, chairman of the
association, today prbidises a fight
that the1 city win never forget if the
jitneys are taxedv A hearinj on the
drdlhan'ce' was field yesterday.
If the bfrard of supervis'ors en
deavors to drive us out of business
by tiiijpst taxation,' Bald McMeans,
,Twe win invdke the referendum and
let the people decide how the jitney
titfe DufiirfiKS Ik td be cbnddcted. We
are now paying out more money for
hcnles oh the capital invested than
is the1 "Cfnitfid Railroads corpbratidn."
There are now about 300 tttnevs in
ogeratl6n In San Frari&scd.
M. Faldur, a villager of Chaude
saignes, France undertook, fbr a wa
ger of $1, to eat dd eggfe afid a pound
of bread at one sitting. He managed
tb get through 36 eggs without mjfcfi
trouble, but after this he ate. with'
North'sea battie. The Success of the great difficulty and at the '45th egg
jiew plan saved three German dread- the fell deadj