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HOUSE AMENDS ESCH RAIL BIL1 'Labor Wins in Contest on Wage Dispute Vote; Arbitration Provided. NAME 3 ADJUSTMENT BOARDS Railroad Workers Are Divided Into Three Classes, Each of Which Would Have an Appeal Com mission Headquarters In Washington. Wnhslngton, Nov. 15. Organized lnbor won In the house when Us sup .porters succeeded In amending the Ksch railroad bill by the adoption of a substitute plan for arbitration of wage disputes. Tlio substitute as Incorporate!! In nn -amendment drafted by Representative Sweet of Iowa and presented by Rep resentative Anderson of Minnesota ivns approved by a vote of 101 to 103 Jn committee of the whole. The Anderson-Sweet amendment first wns adopted as n substitute for tho Webster amendment, which pro hibited strikes and provided for com- pulsory arbitration, 110 to 75, and then ;as n substitute for the original pro visions In the bill, 101 to 108. A final test of strength on ft roll call will come when tho amendment Is re ported from tho committee of tho whole to the house nfter consideration of all sections of the measure have been completed. In brief, tho Sweet-Anderson amend ment divides tho railroad workers Into three classes, and for each It cstab-1 llshes nn adjustment board and nn ap-1 peal commission. No penalty against strike or lockout Is Imposed, and mom ncrshlp on all six of the boards would be restricted to tho workers and their jinploycrs, and divided equally be tween them. Both tho roads and the employees would be directed by the plan "to cx ert every reasonable effort and ndort avery nvnllable means to avoid nn In terruption" of tratllc, nnd to this end the three boards of adjustment would be created, these being substantially the same as those existing under tho railroad administration. Tho three adjustment boards would each deal with disputes of certain ilnsses of tho 14 railway unions. One board would Include representa tives of the four, big brotherhoods Uio engineers, the firemen, the con luctors, and tho trainmen; another ivould Include the mnchlnists, tho boll eriifnkers, tho blacksmiths, the enr aien, tho sheet metal workers, and tho slectrlcnl workers, and the third would Include tho telegrnphers, tho switch men, 'the railway clerks, nnd tho way and sh Inborers. Railway executives would nnmo four, six, and four repre sentatives, respectively, as members of those boards. Corresponding to each board there also would be set tip n commission to tonslder appeals, wheh could bo sent to them by half the members of a board. These commissions would be of the same size ns the boards, with the se lect method of choosing members ob taining, but with duality of member shin between boards and commissions prohibited. Headquarters of all six tribunals would be In Washington. The Esch bill plan, rejected by the house, created one adjustment board nnd one appeal bonrd. Its provisions have been denounced by organized la bor as "more vicious" than tho nntl strike proposal In the Cummins bill before tho senate. FIND SEVEN FROZEN BODIES Believed a Whole Austrian Battery Perished In Alpine Trench In Stevlo Pass. Gencvn, Nov. 15. Tho frozen bodies of several Austrlnn nrtlllerymen, per fectly preserved, have been dlscov ercd by St. Bernnrd dogs In an Alpine trench none the summit of Stevlo pass, about 10,000 feet above sea level. It Is belloved that n whole battery was burled In tho deop snow. Searching parties nlrendy have uncovered seven bodies. NO ROOM FOR RADICALS Constitution of New Farmers' Organl zatlon Adopted Members Call It Strongest Union on Earth. Chicago, Nov. 17. The constitution of the Nntlonnl Federation of Farm Bureaus the "farmers' union" the strongest union on earth, tho members say, was adopted with amendments by the federation nnd, nccordlng to the members "the constitution leaves no room for radicals such as are found In some of the labor unions " Picture Sells for $161,500. London. Nov. 17. Thirty-two thou sand eulnous ($101 .000) wero paid at an auction sale for a picture of St. Eustace by Vlttore Carpacclo, tho fa mous fifteenth century Venetian paint er. Saves 38 of U, 8. Crew. The Hague, Nov. 17. Two bouts containing 38 members of tho crow nf the American steamer Council Bluffs have been picked up by a mlno sweeper near Terachnlllng, nccordlng to a naval oispuicu. SIR THOMAS LIPTON Sir Thomns Upton, photographed on his arrival In NcwYork to get his Shamrock IV In shape to race for the America's cup. The yacht has been In Erie basin, Brooklyn, slnco the war DRYS ARE HIT AGAIN FEDERAL JUDGE GRANTS SEC OND INJUNCTION. -4-by Bars Interference With Disposal of Ll quor on Ground War-Time Act Is Unconstitutional. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 14. Judge Walter" Evans In federal dlshict court, In effect for the second tlmo held war time prohibition unconstitutional, sus tained an attack upon tho constitu tionality of tho Volstead enforcement act and granted 'an Injunction re straining Elwood Hamilton, collector of Internal revenue for Kentucky nnd District Attorney W. V. Gregory from Interfej-Ing with the snlo by two Louis- vllle distillers of their "floor stock" of tax paid whisky. The government Immediately took nn appeal to the United Stntes cir cuit court at Cincinnati nnd an nounced Its Intcnthon of asking the higher court for n writ of superse deas, which would have tho effect of staying tho Injunction. In the interval tho way was open, It wns said, for tho plaintiffs In the nctlon to dispose of their lloor stocks of whisky without Interference by tho federal authorities In Kentucky. They were quoted as hnvlng admit ted, however, they were undecided on the course to pursue in view of the fact that tho constitutionality of war time prohibition had not yet been de cided by -the Supremo court of the United Stntes. Washington, Nov. 14. Enforcement of war-time prohibition will not bo In terfered with by Injunctions against the act, granted by courts In Rhode Island and Kentucky, It wns stated at tho Internal revenue ofllco today. Appeal of the government to tho Su preme court makes tho Injunctions In effective, It was held. "Our plans arc to go ahead and sou thnt the law Is enforced, and we nro going to stnnd pat," declared Deputy Commissioner Gaylord. "Conflicting decisions nro always Issued by courts, and, until the Supremo court rules thnt the law Is not vnlld, we will con tinue to mnko arrests." Tho Supreme court next Thursday will begin hearing arguments ns to tho constitutionality of the war-time act VOTES WET ON AMENDMENT Ohio Defeats Ratification of Hedcral Prohibition by Majority of 542 Enforcement Act Also Beaten. Columbus, O., Nov. 14. Ohio vot ers last Tuesday defeated ratification of tho federal prohibition amendment by a majority of 542 votes. They al so defeated tho proposal permitting tho sale of 2 per cetit beer, defented tho repeal of the rtnte-wJde prohibi tion law, and defeated Indorsement of the Crnbbo act for the enforcement of the state-wide prohibition law. Tho official vote as given out by tho sec retary of state's office wns: Rntlflcn' tlon of federal amendment :' Yes, 400, 888; no, 000,430. Two nnd three fourths per cent beer': Yes, 474,003; no, 504,570. Repeal of stnte prohlbl tlon: Yes, 454,033; no, 400,782. Crnb bo enforcement act: Yes, 474,030; no, 000,874. SUGAR LID OFF; PRICE UP Retail Dealers In Chicago Boost Cost and Limit Amount to Customers. Chicago.. Nov. 10. The sky's the limit on sugnr prices I Following the lifting of tho local federal tnlr price "lid" on sugar conditions retailers throughout tho city jumped tho price per pound anywhero'frora 2 to 7 cents over tho 13vs cents set by the com mlttee earlier In the month. Labor Wins to House. Washington, Nov. 17. Organized labor won In the house when Its sup porters succeeded In amending the Each railroad bill by tho adoption of n substitute plnn for arbitration of wage disputes. Influenza Among Steel Workers. Youngstown, O., Nov, 17. Spanish Influenza has broken out among work men living In steel mills hero, on ac count of tho steel strike, according to announcements by Youngstown bos pltal officials. REDS LI INK HEROES" Pour Load Into Ex-Overseas Men on Armistice Day March. i. W. tf. OFFICIAL IS HANGED i Shooting Flashed From Roofs of n..tui ii. uuiiamgs rocpr I, w. w. Head quarters In Centralla, Wash. - Crowds Storm Jail. Centralla, Wash., Nov. l!!. Arrival of a company of state guardsmen here Wednesday assured this city of quiet after nearly 12 hours of disorder. In which live men lost their lives. Threo of them, members or tho American Legion, were shot down yes terday afternoon ns nn armistice day parade, of which they were part, passed In rront of tho Industrial Work ers of the World headquarters. An other, also a member of tho Legion, suffered fatal wounds in attempting to upprehend one of thoso said to have done tho Qrlng, whllo tho fifth, Brltt Smith, secretary of the local branch of tho Industrial Workers, was hauged a mob. Men cnino running from the differ ent exits of tho I. W. W. hall. Brltt Smith stnrtcd out of tho renr of tho building, firing nn automatic pistol, which Jammed, witnesses said. Ilo ran through a yard, with a crowd follow ing. Crist Coleman, ono of thoso wound ed, was In tho lend. Smith fired sev eral times, his weapon having been restored to working order. He ap peared to have plenty of ammunition. Coleman dropped with n shot through tne leg. 'Hie lleeing I. W. W. sccrc- tury was chased to tho Skookumchuck river, where ho lenped down tho bnnk, with Dnlo Hubbard close behind. See ing ho could not swim the stream, Smith turned back and dashed up the bank, whero ho was. confronted by Hubbard. Then Smith fired three times Into Hujfimrd's body, onlookers said. A moment later Smith wns overpow ered by Howard Earner. Bob Burrows, n farmer living near tho bridge, told this of the hanging: "Tho man was struggling between the men who held him. They worked without n word. I snw them stop not far from the end of tho bridge near est tho city and throw a rope over the cross beam. The body went over with a thud nnd then a shot wns fired. Then more shots. I stood n distance away whllo perhaps 30 shots in all were fired close to tho body." Tho reason for tho firing on tho parade has not been developed fully, but Herman Allen, nn attorney nnd member of- a committee of former service men and others co-operating with the authorities in Investigating the affair, said that evidence had been secured that It was premeditated. From Seattle came Information that It was believed, largely as n result of an article printed In a Seattle la bor organ, thnt tho attack on tho pa- rado was a result of a campaign In augurated by Centralla business men to rid the city of radicals. MAYNARD OFFICIALLY WINNER "Flying Parson" Has Shortest Elapsed Time In Transcontinental Air Race. New York, Nov. 13. Lieut. ' Bolvln W. Mnynnrd, "the flying parson," won the recent army transcontlnentnl nlr plnno race with the shortest elapsed time nine dnys four hours twenty-six minutes nnd five seconds according to nn ofllclal decision of the war de partment, announced hero by MaJ. Maurice Connolly nt the American Fly ing club's "Armistice dny" dinner. On actunl flying time, however, Lieut. Mnynnrd was fifth to Lieut. Alex ander Pearson, who spent forty eight hours fifty-seven minutes nail sixteen seconds In the nlr. The order of finish, allowing handicaps, wns: Pearson, Mnynnrd, nartney, Smith. Wortblngton, Donaldson, Mnnzolnina nnd Reynolds. TRY TO KILL CLEMENCEAU AID Political Enemies of Georges Mandel Make It Merry for Him at Bor deaux, France. Bordeaux, Npv. 10. An attempt wns mndo to nssasslnnto Georges Mnndcl, Premier Cletnencenu's chief confidential secretary, who Is n candi date on the nationalist ticket for tho department of Glronde. At two o'clock ns ho was entering his automobile at tho conclusion of a public meeting his car was surrounded and ho and his friends wero assaulted with canes und sticks. A pistol shot shattered the door of tho automobile. Mandel 'es caped unhurt. Fail to Form Coalition Cabinet. Vienna, Nov. 17. Efforts by Premier Frledrlch to form n coalition cabinet In Hungary have failed. Count Albert Apponyl, a former Hungarian premier, has been summoned to attempt to bring the pnrtlea together. Warrants Served on Aliens, Detroit, Mich., Nov. 17. Six of twenty-nine federal warrants, Issued for al leged radlcalH rounded up in raids hero last week, wero served. Thoso named In the warrants nro all said to be aliens. PARAD1N0 MISS MARGUERITE SMITH Miss Marguerite Smith, at tho ago of 25, becomes the only woman Repub lican to sit In tho Now York stnto assembly. She was elected from tho Nineteenth Manhattan district, defeat ing Martin J. nealy, Democratic In cumbent, and also n Socialist candi date. Mies Smith Is the daughter of Dr. J. Gardner Smith, president of the Harlem Board of Commerce, and Is well known ns nn athletic and so cial worker. She Is n teacher of nygi one nnd physical training nnd super visor of club work at tho Hornco Mann school, Columbia. MODIFY ARTICLE 10 SENATE VOTES RESERVATION TO VITAL SECTION OF TREATY. Paragraph Was Specially Urged by President as Heart of the Peace Pact. Washington, Nov. 15. Tho reserva tion to article 10 of the Lenguo of Na tions covenant, drafted by the foreign relations committee, was ndopted by tho sennte after nil attempts to amend It hnd been defeated. Tho reservation voted Is the ono i President Wilson snld would "cut tho , heart of tho treaty." The voto on tho reservntldn was 40 to 33. All of tho negative votes were by Democrats. Four Democrats Gore, Reed, Smith of Georgia, Walsh of Massachusetts voted with the Re publicans for ndoptlon. The text of tho reservation Is ns follows: '' "The United Stntes assumes no obli gation to preserve the territorial Integ rity or political Independence of nny other country or lo Interfere In con troversies between nntlons-r-whcther members of the lenguo or not under the provisions of article 10, or to cm ploy tho military or naval forces of tho United States under any article of tho treaty for any purpose, unless In any particular case the congress, which, under tho Constitution, hns tho solo power to declare war or authorize tho employment of tho military or naval forces of the United Slates, shall by act or Joint resolution so provide." i WILSON RECEIVES THE PRINCE President, Propped Up In Bed, Hcarc Stories of Briton's Experiences Since His Arrival In America. Washington, Nov. 15. President Wilson, propped up In tho grent ma hogany bed In which Bnron Renfrew, Inter King Edwnrd VH, slept when hit visited Wnshlngton In 18C0r greeted tho grandson of that British klritf In Albert Edward, prince of Wales. Tho prlncu was taken to tho president's sickroom after he had had tea with Mrs. Wilson, Miss Margaret Wilson 1 and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre, The president Inughed heartily at , the vivid nnd humorous account the prince gave of his experiences slnco his arrival on the American continent. 11 NEGROES DOOMED TO DIE five to Be Electrocuted December 27 and the Remaining Six on January 2. I Helena, Ark., Nov. 13. Judge .1. M. Jackson of the Phillips county circuit i court scnlenccd to ploptrnpnHnn nt Little Rock 11 negroes recently con I vlcted of murder In tho first degree ! In connection with the Insurrection of October. Tho flret five, Frank Moore. Ed Hicks, J. E. Knox, Ed Coleman and' Pnul Hull, worn Kntiloiipnil tn ,11,. rn- 1 comber 27. Tho remaining six AI - hert Giles, Joe Fox, John Martin, Alf Bnnks, Jr., Will Wordlow nnd Frank J iiiukb wero sentenced to mo .January 2, 1020. 113 Ships October Output. Washington, Nov. 15. Sixteen ships, totaling 02,075 deadweight tons, wero delivered to tho shipping board by the Emergency Fleet corporation during tho first ten dnys of November. Con struction for October wns 113 ships. Mine Turned Over to State. Bismarck, N. D., Nov. 15. Tho first mlno to be turned over to the stuto for operation under Gov. Lynn J. Frnzlcr's proclamation declaring mar tial taw In the mine areas, la tho Washburn Lignite company's mlno. OF AMERICA GLORIES IN PART PLAY ED IN WAR. WILSON. HE SENDS MESSAGE TO ALL Hundreds of Places Celebrate Armis tice Day Over Nation Persh ing Praises Troops. Washington, D. C Tho first nnnl Tcrsnry of tho cessation of hostilities In tho world war was celebrated throughout tho United States Novem ber 11, properly designated as Armi stice Dny. Mass meetings, barbecues and entertainments were held in hun dreds of cities nnd towns nnd In many of tho larger placos business wns sus pended for the commemoration of the day. In the national capital the day wan observed befitting of nil thnt It meant to the American peoplo ns n whole. To the country at large, formal messages wero sent out by President Wilson, members of his cabinet and General Pershing. Wilson Sends Message. President Wilson's message follows: "To my fellow-countrymen: "A yenr ago our enemies laid down their arms In accordance with nn armistice which rendered them Impo tent to renew hostilities nnd gave to tho world nn assured opportunity to reconstruct Its shattered order and to work out In pence a new nnd juster set of International relntlons. The sol diers unil people of the Enropenn nl lies hud fought and endured for more than four years lo uphold the lmvLr of civilization against tho nggresslons of nrmeil force. We ourselves had been In the conflict something more than n year and a half. With splendid forgetfulnoss of mere personal con cerns we remodeled our Industries, concentrated our financial resources, Increased our agricultural output, and nsseniblod a grent army, so that at the last our power was a decisive facto'' In the. victory. We wero able to bring the vast resources, material and moral, of a great and free people to the ns slstnnce of our associates In Europe who had suffered and sacrificed with out limit In the cause for which we fought "Out of this victory there nroso new possibilities of political freedom nml e(.ono,0 concert. Tho war show- cd us the strength of great nations acting together for high purposes and the victory of arms foretells the en during conquests which can be made in Deuce when nntlons net Justly nnd in furtherance of the common Interests of men. To us In America, the reflec tions of Armistice day will be filled with solemn pride In the. heroism of those who died In the country's serv ice, and with gratitude for tho victory, both because of the thing from which It has freed us, nnd because of the op portunlty It has given America to show her sympathy with peace and Justlco In the councils of nations.' What Pershing Said, "On this first anniversary of the nrmlstice that .brought fighting to nn end on tho western front, wo recnll with gratification the services of tho army and the country In the war. The great army of, young manhood known as the American Expeditionary Forces was hurriedly raised, equipped and trained to meet a grave world crisis. rn, itiinciwl nf vnittli siilfiptpil fm tlinlr physical and their mental fitness It was developed Into ns fine n body of men as the world has ever seen. Tins force played a decisive part In the wnr and demonstrated that, while we are not a military nation, the American hoy has In him those qualities that go to make up a perfect soldier. The achievements of our troops on tho bat tlellelds of Franco have become a part of our history, and need not be again recounted here. Their patriotism prompted n spirit of self-sncrillco un equaled ; their services have preserved our Ideals and institutions. "Our armies have been demobilized, nnd our citizen-soldiers have returned again to civil pursuits with assurance of their ability to achieve therein the success they nttalned ns soldiers, thus bringing a new nsset to the nation "With broadened visions they returned not only with pride In the high stand nrds of American manhood, but wltl I a new conception of Its relation to the i duties of citizenship. "As we pay trlbuto to our fighting men, we remember that solidly behind them stood the American people with nil our resources nnd our delermlua tlon. This common service hns welded j together our peoplo. Theso expe riences saieguaru wo iuiure or Ainer lea, and enable us to look forward con lldently to the development of stronger nationality and a deeper sense of the obligations that rest upon utf. The ex erclse by tho American people of pnjc I tlcal patriotism during the war was an t i ...... a ii.... ... "Viiuiii in urn nun iiuiiui umu iuiiiu 111 111, Ilin n in few, iiin-iit null t.fil continue to have great Influence upon the progressive thought throughout the world." Secretary Maker said that while mourning Its dead, the nation was grateful for their achievement and for thnt of their llvfnir lirotliorw mid ! that "In the nnmo of both wo may hope for an early accomplishment o the terms of pence that shall coinpleto their work upon the battlefields o France." Stopping to Think, More good Is done by stopping a minute to think beforo you uct than by tho regret of a lifetime. Livingstone Memorial Tree. Ono of the most curious memorials of Livingstone" Is the "name tree," nenr Victoria Falls, on the Zambesi. On tho trunk Livingstone cut his Initial and tho date 1855 on tho day of his first visit to tho falls. In his hook glvln an ncount of this Livingstone says "This wns the only lustnnco In wide I Indulged In this piece of vanity." CI DADDYJMNG FAMlAm WW? (Mil DONNER 17 IA THE TURKEY GOBBLER. "I nm n turkey," said Timothy Tur key, "but I will not bo used for Thanksgiving day dinner, and I will not be used for a Christmas day din ner." "Whnt dinner will you be used for?" asked another turkey. "For no dinner nt nil," said Timothy Turkey. "Whnt Is the trouble?" asked tho other turkey. "Are you old and tough?" "Don't be rude," said Timothy Tur key. ''The reason I will not ho used for any dinner Is because 1 am too famous to bo parted with." 'They wouldn't pnrt with you If they ato you," said tho other turkey. They would bo showing you how they loved you." "You haven't hoard my story,"-snld Timothy Turkey. "I believe you'ro old nnd tough, and thnt you wouldn't do for n nice Thanksgiving turkey or for n nice ChrhUmas turkey. That Is whnt I be lieve." "You are wrong," snld Timothy Tur key, "quite, quite, quite wrong. h fact, you nro so wrong thnt I feel sorry for you, quite sorry for you, In fact." "It Is pleasant to get so much sym pathy," said the other turkey. "You don't menn what you say," said Timothy Turkey. "Tell me your story," snld tho other turkey, "and stop telling me I don't mean what I say, which In thnt case I don't, and don't tell me not to bo rude when I can't help being rude.. bus. fVw ,7XVr , Si baffler'-' ivi' I 1 XV Mb "I Am a Watch Dog." Tell mb your story and then I will know whnt you nro talking nbout, and will bo able to answer you differently," "Ah, you admit yourself you may answer me differently when you henr my story," said Timothy Turkey. "Tell It and do not waste so much time," said the other turkey crossly. "Ah, somo creatures have no pa tience," said Timothy Turkey. "But then some creatures haven't as much time ns others. I have lots of time. .1 don't hnvo to bo hurried off for a lot of hungry peoplo to eat on Thanksgiv ing day, or for n lot of hungry people to eat on Christmas dny. "I have lots of time, lots of It." "Maybe I haven't," said the" other turkey. "Truly, you arc a most nn noylng turkey. You must be tough, tough and cross and cranky. You'ro mean enough not to want people to en- Joy you." "1'vo told you beforo I wasn't going to bo enten," said Timothy Turkey. "That Is about all you hnvo told me," said the other turkey. "Ah, but I will tell you all In good time," snld Timothy Turkey. He strutted nbout, gobbled u few times nnd then snld : "I am a wntch dog." "What?" asked tho other turkey, gobbling In surprise. "I nm n watch dog," repeated Tim othy Turkey again. "How can you be n watch dog? Why you don't speak the truth at nil," said tho other turkey. "I do speak the truth," suld Timothy Turkey. "You don't," said tho other turkey. "1 nm o watch-dog," said Timothy Turkey for the third time . "You nro no such thing; you are a turkey," said tho other turkey. "I am a turkey by birth and nctlnns nnd upbringing," said Timothy Turkey. "All niy relntlves are turkeys. But I have served and am still serving tho farmer nnd 'Ids wife as a watch-dog. When there Is nny noise around I do not understand I gobble so that the muster or the mistress finds out whnt. Is the matter. "I gobble In n certain way which they understand." "Well," said the other turkey, "you're what one would call a turkey watch-dog." "Call me that." said Timothy Tur key, "for I'm all of It, and this Is" the reason why I am not enten at meals, I'm n clever, valuable turkey, and what I've told you of myself Is true, nbsolufely true." Accomplished. Theodore, nged four, wns visiting relntlves In the country. Ho stood watching his aunt preparing to light tho kitchen fire, nnd, observing his un-. rest, she-Inquired If his mother, too, burned wood. "No," ho answered dejectedly, "she doesn't burn wood." Then his eyes lighted up nnd ho added triumphantly: "But she burns tho dinner some ( times." 1 LTV