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)NE CLEARS LANSING OF
"LEAK" BLAME SCRAP ON
Washington, Jan. 3. Sen. Stone,
chairman of foreign relations com
mittee, speaking from senate floor
today, exonerated Sec. of State Lan
sing "from any and all blame" for
leaks in state department which
Stone had declared resulted from the
present civil service system.
A sharp fight oyer Thos. W. Law
son "leak charges" was precipitated
on hquse floor when Rep. Wood, In
diana, demanded immediate consid
eration of his resolution for an inves
tigating committee of five represen
tatives to probe charges that insiders
in Wall street profited through a tip
on Wilson's message to belligerents.
LANSING VISITS SEN. STONE
REASON CAUSES MYSTERY
Washington, Jan. 3. Sec'y of
State Lansing today visited the cap
itol and conferred with Sen. Stone,
chairman of foreign relations com
mittee. Lansing refused to discuss
conference,, other tha no say they
talked of raising $25,000,000. pur
chase price of Danish West Indies.
Lansing's visit, first of the kind he
has. made, followed conferences be
tween President Wilson and Chair
man Stone of senate committee and
between Lansing and Chairman
Flood and Rep. Harrison of house
foreign affairs committee.
While general concensus of opin
ion was that visit concerned peace
situation, some thought Lansing
might have gone to capital to pave
way for inauguration of new Mexi
can policy, including withdrawal of
Gen. Pershing's troops without any
Visit was generally coupled with
peace situation in view of impend
ing fight over HJtchcock resolution
to endorse Pres. Wilson's recent
t-o o ,
-, Judge Barrett has nine murder
STRIKE TIES UP LUMBER CAMPS
Bamidji, Minn., Jan. 3. The fight
between the L W. W. and. the Inter
national Falls Lumber Co., assisted
by county authorities, has reached a
critical stage. The L W. W. work
ers are being seized and forcibly de
ported by the authorities.
Two hundred and fifty woodsmen,
strikers and I. W. W. agitators at
Cusson were arrested this morning
and will be taken to Virginia City.
"I believe the situation is well in
hand," Sheriff John Meining said.
"They are beaten."
Bemidji, Minn., Jan. 3. 150
I. W. W.- are considering going to StT
Paul to seek work.
Half-starved and' suffering "from
exposure, the men arrived Tuesday
on freight train from Gemmell, the
scene of lumber strike. Guards at
local lumber yards doubled. 'Lum
ber camps in vicinity quiet
Nine camps of International Falls
LumberrCo. closed today, affecting
1,000 men. ,
Fifty-three woodsmen under ar
rest at Camp 41, near Cusson.
Paper mills operated at Virginia by
Backus interests, which also control
lumber company, will have to close
on account of shortage of pupl
wood if strike is not broken soon.
That the scarcity of labor in Du
luth, largest northern employment
center, will have serious effect in the1
logging camps should the men now
employed there" decide to walk out in
a body, is general belief.
St Paul, Minn., Jan. 3. Gov.
Burnquist stated today he will look
into the strike trouble. ,
ANOTHER STOCKYARDS DEATH
Slowly crushed between an ele
vator and the wall of the shaft,
Frank Jagowdinski, 4428 S. Wood
st, was killed yesterday in the plant
of Libby, McNeil & Libby in the
stockyards. His screams created a
panic; death, was instantaneous.