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El Paso and west Texas, partly dondy; Hew Heno,
fair, litUc change in temperature; Arizona, fair tIstsT
possibly showers narth-central
, TODAY'S PRICES
j jnjexican bank notes, state bills, 630c; pesos, old,
84c; new, 45c; Mexican gold, 50c; naaonales, 25c;
bar silver, H. & H. quotation, $1.1354; copper, 23$4
' 24c; grain, lower; livestock, lower; stocks, higher.
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EL PASO. TEXAS. TUESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 26. 19 19.
DELIVER ED JLNTWHKH E. 70c MONTH
SINGLE COPT. FIVE CENTS
U. S. COURTMA
Former Acting Judge Advocate General Asserts Secre
tary Baker, Gen. Crowder and Col. Wigmbre Estab
lished Propaganda Bureau to Discredit Criticism;
System's Defenders Promoted, Witness Says.
"I I TASHINGTOK, D. C, Aug.
Charges that secretary Baker.
Maj. Gen. Enoch K. Crowder. Judge
advocate general, and CoL John, H.
Wigmore "established a propaganda
burean to discredit critics of the exist
mg military justice system and to
defend! the system," were made before
a senate military subcommittee today
TREATY AMENDMENT ELIMINATES
AMERICAN REPRESENTATION FROM
Senate Committee Votes Against Membership on Bod
ies to Supervise European Reconstruction; Mc'Cum
ber Asks Senate Overrule Amendment Giving Shan
tung Eights to China; Calls It Move to Defeat Pact.
WASHINGTON. D. C Aug. 26. Un
der a blanket amendment to the
peace treaty, agreed to today by the
senate foreign relations committee,
American representation would be
eliminated from the various Interna
tional commissions which are to su
pervise European reconstruction, with
the exception of the reparations com
mission and such others as are to be
appointed by the league of nations.
The change would affect about
a score of commissions an would
change the language of the treaty
In more than 50 places.
The committee divided along strict
party lines. Although the commlttae
acted specifically on only four of the
t reaty provisions In Question, there
was an agreement that the votes on
these separate provisions would be
The change has no effect on pro
visions like that regarding the Saar
basin, where the commission is to be
appointed by the league.
Declaring the Republican ma-
Jorfty of the foreign relations
committee was attempting by the
Shantung amendment to the peace
treaty to dihe a poisoned dag
ger Into the peace treaty and to
place the TJnJted States In the po
sition of a 'big tint senator
HcCnmber, of North kotav the
only Republican nrujfr of the
committee, who TOted against the
amendment, ashed the senate to
day to overrule the committee's
The speaker said "no greater blow
could ever be struck against the real
interests of China than by the com
mittee amendment, the actual purpose
of which, he asserted, was to kill the
treaty and the league; The amend
ment provides that the old German
El Paso Widow Continues Fight
For Amends For Cattle Stolen
By Bandits; Seeks Justice In Vain
ONE of the witnesses who probably
will appear before the senate sub.
committee investigating Mexican con
ditions when it comes to SI Paso. Is
Mrs. Cor inns A. Hartman. a widow.
living at block 5. Tobin addition. Anil
nobody 'will be more able to tell of
Mexican outrages from personal ex
perience than she Is, m the opinion of
Roland Harwell, director of the cham
ber of commerce farm bureau, former
chief of police C E. Pollock and oth
ers interested in her case.
Mrs. Hartman made one more ef
fort Tuesday to obtain reparation for
thefts committed at her home by
Mexicans from across the river, when
she wrote a letter to tbe farm
bureau to be laid by that bu-
Lig Special Magazine Offer
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and McClare'i Magazine. These are all $2 and $Z2 per year maga
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Herald for the next three months.
Town '.. State '.
El Paso Will Give Gov. Hobby A Genuine Hearty
by Samuel T. Ansel!, formerly' acting
Judge advocate general.
xAnsell said several officers and
about 14 clerks were regularly as
signed to duty in the bureau to Issue
statements to the press and to con
gress. He olos charged that officers
vrho criticised the system were
"menaced, threatened and disci
plined,' while those who defended
it were promoted.
rights in Shantung province shall go
to China in place of Japan.
Would Hake Trouble With Japan.
"Why did the majority of this com
mittee pause in the midst of the
hearings to make this particular
amendment?" he continued, "and then
proceed -with the usual leisure to lay
oat dates for further hearings which
'will consume a week or so more? Tbe
purpose is apparent. It is to signify
to the country that the senate is hos
tile to this treaty. It is to put Japan
in a position where she cannot, with
out an appearance of being coerced,
do what she has promised to do. It
is to create troasie between ibis
country and Japan and thereby send
the first dagger thrust into the body
of this treaty.
Is ft an act of true friendship to
ward China or a mere political move
t defeat the treaty? If the sponsors
bow fail to come forward and openly
pledge that if Japan is diivert out of
this treaty, then tbe Halted' States
will proceed, single hamled and alone,
to drive Japan out of China will re
new this world war and send our sol
diers into the orient to fight for her,
then by this act tbey are betraying
China with a false kiss.
China Adequately Answered.
"They know, and we know, that this
country will never go to war against
ntSon to do in Chli vrtthwt a proSp4 PRINT PAPER INVESTIGATION
test. With the lea true of nations.
China obtains an assurance .which is
tantamount to a guaranty by all the
world that not only will Japan return
to China what Germany wrested from
her in 1898, but henceforth and so
long as this league shall last no other
nation shall rob China of one inch of
hex territory or exercise any control
over her people Inconsistent with the
claims of complete independence and
BT L. E. CLATPOOI.
reau before the American consul in
Juarez and through him before the
For three years Mrs. Hartman
has sonsht Justice from Mexican
authorities, and Indifferent prom
ises are the best she has received
for her pains and sometimes she
has received Insults and threats
and on more than one occasion nn
attempt has been made to nafie
her pay big rewards for the re
turn of her own property., accord
ing to her k statements and the
statements of her friends Inter
ested In her rase.
Tired of fighting the battle against
such odds, stripped of many of her
possessions and suffering physically
as the result of Mexican raids. Mrs.
Hartman is offering her place for sale
and will devote her time to the man-
U. S. TO OPEN STORES IN 14
CITIES TO SELL HOUSEHOLD
GOODS AT RETAIL TO PUBLIC
WASHINGTON, D. C Aug- 26- Re
tail stores for the sale of house
hold commodities included in the sur
plus stocks of the war department
will be established September tS, ft
v,"3s announced today.' The stores will
fee located in depot centers and other
large cities and' they will accept and
fill mail orders.
Continued purchase by the de
partment of certain necessities so
that these stores may be con
tinued Indefinitely as a part of
Final Action On
Case Of Alleged
Spy Is Delayed
Lathar Witcke, Alias Pablo
Wabirski, Condemned to
Die, Held in Texas.
Washington, D. C Aug. IS. Con
sideration of "a most difficult ques
tion of law" IS' delaying final actios
In tbe case of lathar CTltoke, alfaa
Pablo 'Wabirski, now imprisoned in
Texas under sentence of death on a
change of being an enemy spy, secre
tary Baker said Monday. All court
records relating to the case are be
fore president Wilson.
Officials would not discuss the
legal technicalities Involved.
Serbs Won't Ask Special
Privileges irl Balkans;
To Defend J usl Demands
Belgrade. Serrla, Aug. 25. An
nouncing in the chamber of deputies
Monday the government's policy
Ltouba Davidovltch. the new premier
said among other things that "Servia
in the Impending- reorganization of
the Balkans would not seek special
privileges, but would base her claims
upon the principles of international
Tservia. nevertheless, must aereno
to the utmost hex" lust demands wher
ever they are threatened." he, said
"When peaee ts concluded. Servta
should pursue a. policy of reclproca'
confidence -with her neighbors and
cultivate intimate friendships. Czecho
slovakia and Poland seek good rela
tions with us, as do Greece and
Tbe premier announced the govern
ment in a few days would submit an
electoral bill looking to the convoea-
Hon of the
or me national assembly, tic
expressed the hope that demobillza
tion would be completed before au
tumn and that labor legislation should
include a provision for an elght'nour
LA FOLLETTE WILL DIRECT
Washington. D. C Aug. 16. Inves
tigation of the print paper situation
will-be conducted by a subcommittee
of star, senate manufactures commit
tee with senator La FoUette, of Wis
consin, chairman, it was decided to
day. Chairman La Follette announced
that the committee first would devote
Its attention to the examination of in
formation secured by the federal trade
commission, after watch, hearings
would be made.
agement of the flower shop at 117
North Stanton street.
In ISIS Mrs. Hartman lived happily
on her little city farm of eight lots
along the river, with her son. Don. and
her soninlaw and daughter. Mr. and
Mrs. W. B. Arens. One night the
Mexicans came across and stole sev
eral of her best dairy cows, valued at
about (?5 a head. Within GO days 27
of a herd of 97 cattle were stolen. In
1917 Mrs. Hartman's son, Don, and her
soniniaw Dotn went to war, leaving
her alone with her daughter on the
place. Sho. sold all hut one choice
milk cow as she felt he could not
handle so much stock.
Evidently knowing there were
no men on the place, the Mexican,
came aeros. the river lone night
and stole this last cow. Then last
summer the Mexican, came acre.,
and stole two head of hones. Al
though It late at night and
there wa. nobody with her hut
her daughter. Sirs. Hartman.
vrent out Into the dark and
tried to head off the horse, and
cheat the thieves. But ..he fell "
and broke her leg 'andtbe 3Irxl
enn. got away with the bone.
Then began the fight to get back
her stock or at least part of what
they were worth. C E. Pollock, then
chief of police, did everything he
could for Mrs. Hartman. And Roland
Harwell has done the same. Several
times both of them and others have
eone with E. A. Dow, American consul
in Juarez to make complaint before
Mexican authorities. Each time the
Mexicans nave oeen pqjite ana prom
ised everything. Mrs. Hartman said
Tuesday. But nothing was ever ac
complished. Once Mrs. Hartman sent an
agent) to the Mexican authorities
with an order hut the order, .he
.ay., wa. taken away from him
and he wa. told nobody could get
the horse, but their owner. One
day la.t Bummer" Mr. Hartman
drove over with her dnughter to
Juarez, and Identified her horse
but .he was told, while .nrroond
ed by .oldler. .be .ay., that .he
could not have her horse, unless
1 .he paid -Ort for them. 'Later
through tbe aid of Mr. Pollock
the horse, were returned. But not
(Continued on page 4. column 7.)
tbe ROTcrnment campaign asalnst
the high cost of living Is under
stood to be nnder consideration
Prices on all -commodities offered
for sale will be so fixed as to prevent
discrimination between the purchasers
who buy over the counter and those
who purchase through the mail.
Stop Sales Through Postofflce
All mall orders will be delivered
by parcel post, but the policy of
making these sales through the post
office department is to be discon
tinued. All such orders will go di
rectly to tbe stores. To expedite the
Government's Off er Equalizes Wages
Of Shopmen With ThosePaidTo Other
Employes Of Federal Controled Roads
WASHINGTON, D. C Aug. 26.
President Wilson and Walker D.
HInes, director general of .railroads,
have agreed to a settlement of the
issues Involved In the railroad shop
men demands for ! her eased wages.
The settlement constitutes the gov
ernment's conception of its duty, both
as an administrator of the railroad
system of the country and a repre
sentative of the Interests of the tax
Four courses were open to the fed
eral government when the railroad
shopmen asked Tor Increases of from
6S to 85 cents per hoar.
First, the demands could be re
jected entirely on the ground that any
Increase In wages would have to be
transferred to an already overbur
dened public who would have to pay
higher freight rates and thus In
crease tbe cost of living.
Second, the demands could be ac
cepted In full and nign rates Imposed
to compensate the government for
Third, the Issue esald be compro
mised and instead of paying 17 cents
more an hour to machinists, boiler
makers, riveters and blacksmiths,
electricians, and so on. aa demanded:
or 27 cents to car repairers, or IS
cents to helpers, which constitutes
the full extent of tbe laborers' de
mands, the government could pay a
wage corresponding to what Is paid
In other rovernment institutions.
sues as shipyards and arsenals, which
Is if cents an hour.
Fourth- the troverament could rec
ognize the necessity for some Increase
Aviators In International Derby
Begin Second Half Of Long Race
MINBOLA. N. T, Aug. 26. CoL WI1-1
liam C Barker, the Canadian ace
arrived here from Alany at 9:20
oclock this morning; completing the
first half of the air race from Toronto
to New York and return. His machine,
a captured German Fokker, carried a.
bag of Canadian mall which was Im
mediately transferred to another air
plane and started for Washington.
rive airplanes, wnicn were unaoie
to start from the local field yester
day, got away Just before CoL Barker
arrived. Philip Melville, piloting a
Capronl plane, took off at 8:50 oclock
and was followed by Lieut. Rohlett
Lieut. F. Honslgnor. C"apt- C H- ney-
1 . - - T 1 - Tl .. T.1! V-u. t Ij. 11
piloting De Havlland four machines.
tnanee at iivw rixr
Additional airnlanes. readv early
todav to enter the first International
aerial derby, have a chance at the
S10.0M prize offered by John M. Bow
man, of New York.
Three machines landed safely last
night after a trip from the Canadian
city, in which storms and contrary
winds made flying difficult.
The IS military and civilian alr
nlanes which left here yesterday had
not succeeded in reaching Toronto
last night. Three machines were seri
ously damaged in making landings at
Albany and were definitely put out
or the race for international aerial
Soviet Interests Seek To
Stir Up Race Strife In U. S.
AsinxGcro:y. d. c An, so
Itnafttan soviet Interests np
parentlr re supplying funds for
a propaganda to stir up raee nn
tagonlsm In the United States, ac
cording to Information now la
the hand of the department of
Officials of the department said to-
. 5 Minute Snowfall
Hornell, N. Y Aug. 2& Al
though the sun was shining, snow
fell for five minutes today, melting
as rapidly aa It struck the ground.
"The Undercurrent," Gators.
"The Horn Town Girl." Vivian
"Hawaiian Singers." Mack Sen-
"Wagon Tracks." Wm. S. Hart.
"The Virtuous Thief." Enid Ben-
The Microbe." Viola Dana.
"Tbe Firing Une," Irene Castle.
mall order sales the postofflce de
partment has been asked to establish
substations in each store. Catalog:
quoting prices and giving the location
of all stores are being prepared and
will be available at every postoffice
in the United States.
The present plan ts ip open
store In the 14 zone supply
cities, Boston. New York. Philadel
phia. Baltimore. Atlanta. Jeffer
y sonTlIIe. Chicago. St. Louis, Stw
Orleans. San Antonio, Omaha. El
Paso. San Francisco and Wash
ington. Tie chain will be ex
tended to additional cities as rap
Idly aa possible.
in pay due to the high cost of living.
But at the aame time it could Inves
tigate the truth of the railroad shop
mens claim that their wages have
never been equalized with respects to
the wages of locomotive engineers and
other classes of railroad employes.
Cost ef Living Inquiry.
These various questions called for
investigation into previously existing
wage increases, as well as to the coat
of living. It was found that the coat
of living had increased from 1914 to
1919 at least 71 percent. This made
Impossible, from a government point
of view, the absolute recognition of
tbe railroad mens demands. More
over, the agitation for a nationalized
railroad system, as outlined by Glenn
Plumb, was not without significance,
and it has been the government's -desire
to do as much as possible to
quiet. Instead of stimulate, the grow
ing social unrest, due to reconstruc
tion difficulties and the cost of liv
ing. Similarly. It seemed that an Increase
In wages granting everything that the
shopmen asked for would Be not sim
ply a had example from tbe viewpoint
of the relations between capital and
labor generally, but absolutely unjus
tified on the basis of postwar condi
tions. Claim. Well Founded.
This left for determination the
question of whether the claim of rail
road shopmen that their wages had
not been equalized with respect to
other classes of railroad employes.
When it was shown that this claim
was pretty well founded it became
the duty of the government to de
cide how much Increase would be
granted to bring; about such an equal
isation. President Wilson and director gen
eral Walker D. HInes. have been In
(Continued on page 4. eolnmsi 3.)
Serjrt. C B. Coombs. Roland Rohlfs
and 'M'sJ R. M- Schroeder. who suc
cessfully negotiated the flight from
Toronto to Roosevelt field, were pre
paring early today to begin a return
13 Airmen Resume Flight
Albany. N. Y- Aug. 26. Thirteen
machines had resumed the interna
tional aerial derby between New
York and Toronto from the landing
field here before 9 a- m. today.
By 16-.J0 oclock one aviator had ar
rived from Syracuse and five from
Two of the aviators who left To
ronto iesterday arrived here, home
ward bound, today. Maj. Schroeder
reached Albany at 11:02 and Sergt
Coombs landed at 11:09.
Flnmb Lead. Westbound Flyers.
Buffalo. N. Y Aug. IS. Pilot
Plumb, flying a DH-4, led the west
bound aviators in the New York
Toronto flight, arriving at Curtis
field this morning at 10:17 oclock. He
left Syracuse at S:ll a. tn.
Capt. Stmonin arrived at 10:23 a m
from Syracuse on his way to Toronto
Plumb left for Toronto at 10:S and
was followed two minutes later by
First to Finish First Leg.
Toronto, Ont- Aug. 26. Lieut. M. J.
Plumb, who left Roosevelt tt!d, Mine
ola, at 3:12 p. m. yesterday, arlved
here at 11:27 a. m. He was the first
of the avlatora starting, from New
York in the International air race to
finish the first leg.
day that chaeges of an organized
propaganda made in the house yes
terday by representative Byrnes,
Democrat. South Carolina, seemed to
be' well founded. Newspapers, they
said, were springing up over the
country to spread the propaganda and
sow discord among the negroes.
Facts thus far led officials to be
lieve that I. W. W. and soviet influ
ences were at the bottom of the re
cent race riots In Washington and
Boys, Fit Yoursehes
For Future Careers
Boys, you ought to fit yourselves
for a future career. To be success
fuL you must be a salesman. The
minister has to sell himself to his
congregation; the actor must sell
himself to his audience; the lover
sells himself to his sweetheart, and
the boy. when he graduates from
school, must sell himself, first to
his employer. The boy's ability to
sell blmself must fix the saury
he will make.
Over 90 percent of the successful
business men of the entire country
had newspaper routes in their
younger days. The training they
received then was worth thousands
of dollars to them when they grew
The El Paso Herald wants to get
in touch with bright boys in all
the towns throughout 'the South
west, who desire to get good early
business training. There may be
an opening for The Herald agency
In your town. If you are interest
ed, write to H. H. Frls. circulation
manager of The El Paso Herald.
Delay of Mails to Be Inves
tigated by Body at Los
ORDER TO RETURN
Fear Mob Violence; Train
Tieup Continues; Strife
Spreads to Yuma, Ariz.
LOS ANGELES. Calif-. Aug. SS. All
striking railroad men here will Ig
nore instructions of their national
chiefs that they should return to work
and will continue their strike, accord
ing to a decision reached early today
after an all night meeting. The men
based their action on a phrase of the
orders to return to work, which said
they need not submit themselves to
danger of mob violence. They said
to return at present would be dan
gerous In that respect.
Train Arrive. From Yunfo.
Just one train reached Los Angeles
yesterday, a consolidated Santa Fe
overland train brought here from
Yuma, Ariz, by the grace of strikers.
Another train is expected here today,
also through the action of the broth
erhood members, from Yuma, where
two Southern Pacific trains were
The federal grand Jury Is to nwet
today to consider the strike, according
to the district attorney, who said de
lays of mails would be Investigated.
The Pacific Electric company, an ln
terurban road, announced it would
hare normal daylight service tomor
row and the Los Angeles Street Rail
way company in a statement assured
its patrons of restoring normal day
Strike Snread. North and Ba.t.
The strike began with the platform
men of the street railway company,
spread to the Pacific Electric andi as
the men of the latter are brotherhood
members, their strike received tbe
svmpathetlc support of the brother
hood men of the three tra.seontiaen
tal railroads entering Los ABcales.
Rail transportation through south
ern California as tar as Preeao on the
north and as far east as Yams. Arts,
was virtually paralyzed today.
The strike spread last night north
ward to Bakerstield. CaL. and east
ward to Ynma.
At the former place 1M Southern
Pacific and Santa Fe switchmen
walked out. tying up train .service
both to the north and the south. At
Yuma IS Southern Pacific switchmen
quit and trainmen refused to take out
two trains for the east which had
been made up by officials.
Santa Fe Train Held Up.
Needles. Calif.. Aug. is. Santa Fe
train No. 1. westbound overland, baa
been held up at Newberry since 1.
oclock this morning, strike sympa
thizers claiming that SO men aboard,
bound for Los Angeles, were strike
breakers. Union men at Baratow said
If the men were brought Into Bar
stow the anion men there would
Vote to Strike at Fre.no.
Fresno. Calif.. Aug. 2. Yardmen
employed by the Southern Pacific and
Santa, Fe railway systems voted to
strike at 2 oclock toda as a protest
against the alleged discharging of
union members In Los Angeles for re-
(Contluued on page 4. column 3.)
Trade Commission Asks Operation
Of Refrigerator And Meat Stock
Cars Be Declared U. 5- Monopoly
Bk Packers' Control of
Equipment Said to Give
WASHINGTON. D. C Aug. . De
claring that the 'step Is neces
sary to control the business of the
five largest packing companies, the
federal trade commission, in a spe
cial report to president Wilson, rec
ommends that operation of lefriger
ator cars and 'of cars used' for trans
portation of meat animals be de
clared a' government monopoly. It
recommends further that the property
concerned. .Including Icing stations
and other facilities, as well as the
cars, be acquired by the government
and raiiroaos taereaiter oe uceoeea 10
own and operate them.
The big packers, the report
.nr.. now own 00 percent of all
the refrigerator equipment In tbe
country suitable for the transport
of fresh meat.
The present country wide system
of distribution by the, five big pack
ers has grown up from their control
of refrigerator car- lines tn conjunc
tion with varioua pools." the report
says in part.
Bis Five Get Advantages.
"In turn, the volume of traffic of
the five packers has enabled them to
secure from the railroads advantages
over competing shippers. Formerly
In the shape of direct rebates, these
advantages are now usually tn ex
pedited service to tbe big packers
cars; In favorable mixing rules, which
Include all their diversified products
and even many articles not related to
the packing Industry: by allowances
paid to some of the big packers by
carriers for a part of the transporta
tion service: by favorable arrange
ments and lease of stockvards by tbe
railroads to some of the big packers,
and by the sale to the railroads of
bumping poets manufactured by a
subsidiary of one of the .big five.'
The small Independent pack
ers car. are misused and divert
Western Welcome This Weak
WILL NOT AUTHORIZE STRIKE
UNTIL MENDETERMINE COURSE
Employes' Representatives Inform Bones They Can't
Accept Rates Submitted by President as Basis of
Settling Demands; Ask Locals Take Strike Bal
lot to Decide "Wlether Offer Be Accepted.
WASHINGTON. D. C Aug. 2. The
committee of 10 representing
the railroad shopmen informed direc
tor general Hiaes today that they
couU not accept as a basis of settle
ment of their demands the rates sub
mitted to them yesterday by presi
Results of the negotiations hers
were communicated to the union
locals throughout' the country with
Instructions that a strike vote should
be taken immediately to determine
whether tbe president's proposals
should be accepted.
Pending the Issuance of an official
strike order, it was urgently re
quested by international officers that
all men should remain on the Job.
Director general nines, accord
ing to n letter sent to the locals,
told the committee that tbe
proposition, a. presented by the
president, was final and that
there wonld be no wage increases
granted to any other class of
railroad employes, a. a class, but
la the event of unjust inequali
ties, as between Individuals, ad
STRIKE CLASHES OCCUR AT THREE
POINTS ITHJAIJTIES AT TI
One Killed, Two Wounded at Springfield, HI, Where
Coal Miners Rebel Against Finesby Operators; Troops
Go to Charlotte, N. C, Following Two Deaths Dur
ing Car Strike Disorder; Riots at Pittsburg.
SPRINGFIELD. Ill, Aog. ii. One
killed and two wounded consti
tuted today's early developments in
the strike of coal miners who are re
belling against fines Imposed by op
erators. Elmer Ghlardl. aged It. was shot
and Instantly killed and two men. said
to be strikers, were hit by bullets,
when Pleasant Jarraan. a negro, fired
five shots Into a crowd of pickets.
Jarman. a coal miner, was on his
way to work when the crowd of in
surant miners began, thro wing stones
at him. He drew a revolver and fired
and then ran. bat was overtaken and
placed under arrest.
Pittsburg Police Reserve. Called.
Pittsburg, Pa.. Aug. S6. A call for
ed, frequently belae out of his
service for extended periods. In
several Instance, a. lane a. .tx
months. la 1017, tbe car. ef te
big five' and their subsidiary
companies maintained an average
of S0.S mile, per ear per day.
while tbe average for cars of their
competitors. the Independent
packing companies, was only 34JS
The commission's Investigation of
the private car ownership has devel
oped the fact that while packers claim
losses, the report says "a proper re
vision of their car accounts." shows
the car operation has netted aome
profit. This amounted to 6.8 percent
in 112. 3.4 percent in 1914 and 4.1
percent In 1917.
"The prompt and efficient handling
of the traffic in meats and other per
ishable foods is of great public con
cern," the report says in making the
recommendations, "and it is also Im
portant that all shippers should have
equal and adequate service."
Packers Leave Case to Public
Thomas K Wilson, president of
Wilson & Co, and chairman of the
Inatitute of American Meat Packers.
statement here today said the
packers were willing to submit the
Justice of the commission's demands
in its report on private car lines
to the common sense of the American
i ne traae commission presentea z
report diametrically opposed to that
handed down by the Interstate com
merce commission, composed of men
trained in railroad work, said Mr
Wilson. "After a six year study of
the Question, the interstate commerce
commission report said 'an important
part of tha Interstate commerce of
tne country is transported in private
ly owned cars. It Is to tbe interest
of tbe owners, carriers and public
that tneir operation snoaid oe con
tinued under such rules and regula
tions as will insure their efficient
handling without dlscriminaton
against any shipper or part leu tar de
scription of traffic.'"
Ask. About Swift Profits.
L. D. H. Weld, representative of
Swift and company, was called be
fore the house agriculture committee
on the bearing of the proposed legis
lation regulating the packing Indus-
EE OF 100
justments Involving increases to
equalise rates of pay would be
made where Justified.
Tbe committee thereupon informed
the locals that the director general
had been advised that his proposition
could not be accepted aa a basis of
settlement by them and continued.
-Practically every class of railroad
employe, has now submitted requests
for very substantial increases over
existing rates of pay. It is well that
our members give very serious con
sideration to this fact, if there is -o
be any additional general increase m
the wages of railroad employes, the
federated shop trades will rece.ve the
same consideration. Don't fail to
give this statement careful thought
and don't forget that If the federated
shop trades become involved in a
strike now, yon are striking alone to
force an increase for the 2,000.00
In view of the foregoing tacts,
the statement, contained la the
president. letter nnd the respon
sibility that must be assumed, if
a suspension of work, la to take
place, yonr executive council ha.
decided that it wonld fall In its
duty were it to authorize a strike
until the membership have had an
opportunity to decide their coarse
of action on thla proposition."
lsou emergency policemen to aid the
regular police force in handling the
it .i. i , .1 . r 1 1.. hr. was
Issued this morning by mayor E. V.
&aDeocic in an enorfc 10 ificicu. in
currence of rioting.
Two cars wrecked, a score of per
sons injured and twice as many ar
rested was the toll last night of riot-
. -.ll,ul .ffnrta ftf rf.
eel vers of the Pittsburg Railways Co.
to oreas: me cirineu 3 bu&
Many Injured at Charlotte.
Raleigh, N. C Aug. Js. Four com
panies of state troops were ordered
UMxay 10 U -
connection with a street car strike
resulted last nlgnt in me ran v..
at least two persons and the injury of
a dozen others.
Step Declared Necessary to
Control Business of
Five Big Packers.
try, while chairman Gronna sought
to challenge his assertion yesterday
that profits of the five Urge packers
in U1S were leas than in 1017.
"Mr. Swift, head of your co-npany,
has said that you made more in 1918,
(Continued on pace 5. column 3.)
Veteran Breads His
Arm in Dream of
Fight With Huns
Dallas. Texas. Aug. JS Jeffrey
D. Hoy. overseas veteran, who has
Just returned home after months
of hard service at the front, .broke
his arm while fighting Germans m
his sleep one night this week
Hoy declared he was dreaming that
be was throwing band grenades at
a bunch -of Huns clustered about
a machine cua and struck his arm
against the bed post with such i
force that it was snapped. He de
clared that for the last several
months of fighting he was a gre
nade slinger and had done some
fine work with the "pills" It was '
this continued work that caused
him to dream that he was at it
again. "I was giving them fellows
tbe devil and was enjoying it im
mensely until I dreamed one ot
them tore my arm off with a
durned grenade. Then I woke up i
and found my arm was broken A
piece of skin on the bed post told 1
me how it was done."
The proved circulation of s
O The Bl Paso Herald I. nearly -O
twice that of any other El Paso i