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CUiED 6Ï DEATH VENERABLE LABOR LEADER DIES WITHIN FEW HOURS OF RETURN TO U. 8. LABOR HEAD WER 40 TEARS History Will Find a Dlstlngulshod Place For Accompliahmente of Labor's Champion ririaft-t h San Antonio, Texas—Samuel Com pere, who for more than 40 years directed the destinies of the American Federation of Labor, died last Satur day after realising hla last hope—that the end came on American mil. The labor chieftain died snrronnded by his comrades, many of whom had fought beside him shoulder to shoulder for s generation In behalf of the V economic principles he expounded. The end came In a San Antonio hotel 11 hours after hla arrival from Mexico City where he had been «tri risen earlier 1 -■ v > ■ i V. r ■ • i • c m SAMUEL QOMFER8 In the week. Uls last words were spoken to his nurse about an hour before be died. Realizing that he was losing Hie battle so stubbornly fought, he turned to her and whispered : "Nurse, this the end. God bless our American Institutions. May they grow better day by bay." Shortly before he lapsed into the un consciousness which presaged the end, Mr. Oompera gave a few simple di rections for his funeral and bade a few life-long friends farewell. Saturday night the body of the labor chieftain, sleeping In a massive bronze casket almtllar to that In which Preal flent Harding was laid to rest, was itarted omJts long Journey to the na tion's capital, accompanied by JUs friends and associates. There were no services at tbe mortuary w-here the body reposed Saturday. The government, whose hands he had upheld In peace and In war, step ped In to claim the body for the whole i ] American people and through the Unlt sd S tate« arm y, the Am erican people officially took back their dead. His last words were : "God bless our Amer ican. Institutions," and orft of those In stitutions, the United States army— claimed that he belonged tA them as much as to anybody. Roldiera from Fort Sam Houston were assigned to the escort Not only labor possessed him, they said, but the country also. Sleeping In his great bronze casket tn a flag-draped house of death, tbe late president of the American Feder ation of Labor, drew to himself throughout tbe day the men of labor and the men of capital, those who work tn field and factory, those wjio knew him only ss a name «Ad those who knew him as a loved and loving com panion. All filed past the massive cof fin, which was flanked by banks of flowers, and draped with tbe Ameri can flag. As the hoar approached for the start of the cortege to the Mis souri, Kansas A Texas Railroad sta tion, streets along tbe line of march were roped off, while the dty, which ere this has seen the tramp of many feet, passed In its fretful rush to cling for a suspended moment viewing his tory. The city waa reluctant to let him go. The cosmopolitan metropolis of the Alamo, with Its soldiers. Its sojourners, from all states and Ita adopted sons from the land below the border, ceased their Saturday night diversions to give n many-voiced adieu to the gallant gentleman who could not prolong his stay though he wished it mightily. Members of the executive council of the federation were sent telegraphic * Com per*' Burial Fla«« Tarry town, N. T—Samuel Oompers, fly a half century tod the labor ranks of the country, will be buried near the grave« of some of the wealthtafi sad most prominent men uf America. . . Tbe ' t hero la MMN m Ctappera plot to Sleepy Hollow within 200 feet of the grove ot Andrew Oeraegto and aboot the same % fltotanre from the m«o«o!mki> of Wil liam B u eMMIer . Naarhy are the #r*r«d of ïobn D, Arehhold once pres! «teat #f the Atwteard O « compuny. and 0 *.r> Êf.'kmri tu requests to board Use train at pointa on ttie route nearest theirhoroe» so that the full round! may escort tue «allen president to hi* home In WaoWagtoii Sendee» were held In Washington and the body taken to New "fork Wednesday morning, where further service« were bold. Sleepy Hollow cemetery at Tarrylown. Burial was In New York. Compara' Career History will find a distinguished place for the Uf * and accomplishments of Samuel (Tempers. His name will be written beside those of men who glad ed the nation through Its latter day trials and eventually, sacrificing them selves on the altar of patriotism, brought it safely past the breakers of war. Industrial strife and general un rest which threatened time and again to bring disaster upon It The recognised leader of organised labor In the United Sûtes, a diplomat of world-wide reputation and a writer of marked ability, Samuel Oompera took a powerful part in bringing the war with Germany and Austria-Hun gary to a successful conclusion, From the minute be became leader of organ ised labor In America Oompera had to fight He was fighting day and night for the ideals he and his followers thought wor(h dying for, and this early training stood Mm in good stead when he was put to the real teat in 1017, the year America declared war. Born In England on January 27,1880, a son of Samuel and Sarah Oompera, he received hla early education In the British Isles, hut came to America when still a boy. At the age of IS, when most boys of today are Just com pleting their first schooling and play ing marbles, Samuel Oompera embark ed on bis stormy career as a labor lead er. He was then a cigar maker, work ing for a weekly wage, that today would scarcely keep a man alive 48 hours. From the minute Oompera realised the plight of his fellow workers and decided to try to correct their misfor tune* he had to battle, that was prepared and v ordeal It knew moat sooner or. later But the youthful organiser against a foe waiting for the come. worked so steadily for the success of the movement to organize American working men and incorporate them In one great powerful association that he soon became recognised as the real leader of labor In this country. He was one of the charter organizers of the American Federation of Labor, and became Its president in 1882, which position he held until the day of his death, with the exception of one year, 1894, when John McBride of the min ers' union defeated him. Oompera* battle on behalf of the worker did not end with hts duties as president of the American Federation of Labor, arduous though theye were. He was editor of the federation's offi cial organ, the Federatlonlst, and he waged his fight so hard In the columns of this magasine that he eventually be came Involved in trouble with thé United States supreme court, arising from bis criticism of the injunction granted In the famous Buck Stove and Range cate. When Germany had been crashed and the peace congress was called to meet In Parla, Sarouel Oompers. the former cigarmaker, was sent over to take care of American laboring men's interests. What he accomplished there and at the International labor congress held in Amsterdam tome weeks later, cannot be Judged at tMs time. Poster Ideals have been given a fair trial Oompera, however, viruslly domina ted the labor conference and was re sponsible for the rejection of a plan which would have given unimportant little nations with total population* of less than 200,000 equal voting power with such natlous as Great Britain and the United States, which reprenant mil lions- of workers. Under the Oompera plan the voting power of the nations was regulated according to the popula tions of the various governments con cerned. - Oompers returned home covered with honors. He was a passenger on the transport George Washington, the same vessel that carried President Wil son to and from the peace conference. At the annual session of the Ameri can Federation of Labor at El Paso. Texas, to November, 1924, Mr. Gem pen wae elected president for the for ty-third time. That session waa fol lowed by a Joint meeting of the Ameri can Federation of Labor and the M»cl ean Federation of Labor, sessions of the Pan-American Federation of Labor and the inauguration of President Calls« of Mexico, which officials of all federations attended at Mexico City. In Mexico Olty Mr. Oompera was the victim .of recurrence of an aliment which has kept him more or leas an Invalid for some years. Complicated by a slight cold and aggravated by the high altitude, the aged labor leader was unable to attend the closing cere monies of tbe Inaugura Mon. Gompera was the personal friend of six American presidents—-McKinley. Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding and Coolldge. — Chandler* Bury Hatchet Atlanta.--A«a O. Chandler, capital 1st of Atlant« and founder of the Coca Cola company, and hts wife, from whom he bu been estranged for aev oral months. Dec. 11 were beginning their domestic relatione anew, follow tog a reconciliation effected Wedne* day night, a story published In the Atlanta Conotltutloâ «aid. Mr. Chandler and hl« wife separated. following her arreet several months ago. with two Atlanta , following a raid on an «périment tmm brae. She has bee® living wilts bet parante MILITARY CONTROL COMMISSION TO BE SHORN OF AUTHORITY COMBIS GIVEN II SM; K GERMAN! BECOMING WARLIKE Interallied Military Contrai Body Bay Versailles Provisions Not Carried Out Paria.—The process of conciliation between (Germany and the allies, par ticularly with France, has received a setback, It la feared in French circles, by the report of the interallied military control mission to Germany, to the ef feet that the provisions Of the Ver ; sallies treaty concerning disarms men! are not being carried out The allied commission, according to the report, has found that the German general staff continuée Ht deliber ations. as it did before the war; that the German anna factories are turn ing out ne* war materials and that, contrary to the treaty, there ia in Ger many an effective force of soldiers far surpassing the limit fixed by the Ver sailles pact ,, The commission complains of Innum erable hindrances put ln the way of Its work. Them hindrances, R wan stated, did not, however, prevent it from discovering factories Installed for the production of arms and montrions and the finding of secret stocks of newly-manufactured rifles and cannon. The opinion in French official circles Is that Germany's activities la re-es tablishing her military equipment and keeping up an unauthorised trained force of men, is more directly threaten ing to Poland than to France, because She has less to gain from war than from the conciliatory negotatlong which the new French government has Inaugurated and because the revenge feeling in Germany runs much strong er against Poland than against France. UNITED STATE« WILL FRb49* CLAIMS AQAIN8T GERMANY Washington.—The atate department haa received a communication from the British the attitude of Great Britain on the ques tion of Hie re-collection of war damage claims from Germany by the United States under t b e Dawea reparation plan. Tbe British communication now Is being studied and will be answered within a short time. In the light of what has bee£ Mid by administration spokesmen on the tuestton Involved, It Is considered cer tain that Secretary Hughes will Insist upon recognition of the principle that American claims against Germany will be treated a seqnal to those of other powers. Dias In Chair; Slaw Cousin Columbus, Ohio.—Convicted of mur dering hla 13-year-old cousin when «he spurned hla love. Alexander Kiszlk, 20, of AJcron, Ohio, early Dec. 12 paid with his life in the electric chair for Ute crime. Governor Donahey denied a last minute appeal by bis counsel that the death sentence be commuted to Tifs lmpri»ftnm«nt- - Burglars Boost insurance Coat San Franrsco.—Recent activities of ufe crackers as bandits and burglar« In California and Washington have forced certain burglar insurance rates In these state« op to 400 per centlnsoms Instances, according to a new rate manual made public by the National Surety company here. The new rates are effective on January 1. Plane Ride Restsras Hearing Chicago.—Miss Gwendolyn Casewell, formerly of London, England, who said aha had been deaf since she was three years old, after an aliplane ride recently, declared she heard the motes dearly and also could understand questions put to her. Bradfute M»«d» Farm F*(i«r»t.«n Chicago.— O. E. Bradfute of Xenia. Ohio, was re-elected president of the American Farm Bureau Feder« ties for a third term. Mr. Bradfute detested George O Jewett of the Mate of Washington, It to 1L Tbe president la elected by the board of directors composed of 4t members. Train Robbe ra Ars Sentenced Chicago.—Herbert Holliday, Breul Glasscock and the four Newton broth era, who pleaded gnlltyrta the $2909,* 000 mall train robbery trial wore sa» fenced to Leavenworth prison, the teuere ranging from one year and day to 26 years. Holliday received tee maximum sentence. 8 Missing As Beat Bum« Baltimore.—Nine members of the craw of the power boat A, Woodall ate boat bora«« to tbe water'« edge about five miles off Betterton to <3iasapa«ite bay Dec. 8, The Woodall, owned by the Marine Tranaportation corporatiga toft Baltimore Monday ter rhiiadet ptola with a cargo of alcohol. The body of one man, wearing a Uff preserver and believed to have been « believed to have been lost when tbe of the Woodall'« crew, wm washed »shore ta the afternoon. MSffltUIB as RIM of Machine Attempts A Vertical Tam San Diego, Col—Five officer» and enlisted man attached to squadron No. 2, of the "battle fleet air squadrons, were killed tad fbrea/other* probably fatally Injured, when the huge twin motored H-16 type aeapiaoe In which they were engaging in serial target practice now-dived 1.2)00 feet Into the see Pec. 10. The accident waa the worst In the history at naval aviation Although aviation officials at North Island believe that the exact case« of the tragedy probably will never bv known, a fairly accurate Idea of what happened was obtained from Lieuten ant Joseph H. Oowan, pilot of the seaplane towing the target for the H 10, and from observers field. The H-16 plane was flying at a speed of about 88 miles an hour when Lieut tenant Variai attempted a right vorti cal turn. The ship at that Instant was about 1,200 feet above the ocean and about half a mile southwest of Point Loma. Either the controls Jammed or one or more of the wire* running to the rod der and ailerons snapped. T*>e plana., weighing more than a ton, went into a spin, plunging with terrific speed to ward the sea, finally crashing In the surf about 500 yards directly west of the officer's quarters at Rockwell field. Splinters from the wrecked plane covered the tea for several hundred feet It la believed that all five men In the forward cockpits were killed In stantly and not drowned, as the re covered bodies were horribly mangled. TRINITY COLLEGE MUST TAKE NEW NAME OR LOSE MONEY Charlotte, N. C.—Forty-six million dollars of hie fortune, have been given to the creation of a trust fund by Tames B. Duke, tobacco magnate, to be used for educational, charitable and re ligious purposes, chiefly in the »täte of North and South Carolina. The fund contains an alternative provision by* which Trinity college at Durham, N. C., may have $8.000,000 of the total to be used In its expansion If It elects to change Its name to Duke university. Othertfrtee. the trustees »re directed to spend not more than that amount In establishing a Duke University In North Carolina. Prsaarva Pro-Historic Ruina Washington.—President Ooolidge, on Wcommen dation of Secretary of inter ior Work, has »et aside as a national monument two tracts of 2,284 acres in* Arizona, west of the Little Colorado river and about 80 miles northeast of Flagstaff. The new reservation, known ts Wupatkl monument, contains two groups of prehistoric ruins, built by ancestors of tbe Hop! Indiana Inca Estate $4,000,000 Los Angeles. —Thomas H. In ce, mo tion picture producer who died last month after falling 111 aboard a yacht In San Diego harbor, left an estate of approximately $4,000,000 It was re vealed by Chartes Fourl, of counsel for the executor«. Virtually all of tbe es tate goes to tbe producer's widow and of wilt, which Fourl acid will be filed for probata. , . . been staked on both sldea of the mad by men from Stewart and Hyde, Her ron declared. Road Blast Uncovers Ore Victoria, B. C.—Blasting of a new read out of Stew* rt, B. C., bas ex posed eome of Hie richhest quartz ever found in northern Canada, according to word brought here by Charles Her ron, Seattle newspaper publisher, who «ros at the scene. Assays of tbe quarts ion 1800 a too, he said. Claims have Cleared of Frieo-Ftxing Newark. N. J.—Federal Jndge Run yap Dee. 10 directed a Jury to bring In a verdict of not guilty In tbe earn uf Colgate and Company, charged by the government with violation of the Sber antl-truet law. A complaint. In which It was alleged that tbe company bod entered Into a combination with Ledge Left One Million -. iÜMB, Maas.—The estate left by m tote Senator Henry Oabot Lodge wa* estimated at apoximateiy «1,000,000 at wholesalers or Jobbers to fix twice* aras filed three years age. the probate court here where hla will was filed a few , days ago. The bulk of the estate wa* left to hi* eon. John Stierten Lodge, «nd to bin grandson Henry Cabot Lodge II. with provtofoe also for Mrs. Constance William*, bl» August Belmont Dies New Tortt.—August Belmont ftnan der and famous sportsman, died beta Due. 10. Si««trMso Ohroc MUMetw ma y tws announced «tew gift* at 811 Io toafiletto»* of higher «du after recently aaaoanctog a gift ta p iano» I» the Great University ot Jtee^toter campaign. Ttae® to Naneftt ..^«r «to tstMK gift* art: ««»«tobu Ianttehte of Technology, $4J8A Rochester W. X - -Brtogtag hte total hecmteetlan« to Georg» ,-f Mm m. mm b» ®f $»JMM09: University at ter. UMBÜi »«rop*o* and TMOFtet» . " tLd8B4a» i' Roup of Maat ast th* Briet K«tw Safecracker« At Miteo,—Sbertff and police offices In the «unroundin* town* and eitle» base been advised to be m the lookout for three safecracker* whe operated at Miles City Wednesday night. Pec. 3, knocking off the dials of a couple of safes is local business bourne. A frutt bouse and a lumber concern were visited by a trio of who have been In the city and are be llcvptV to hare driven through Forsyth early Thursday morning, according to information received by Sheriff HI Fsrmun. Charged With «teck Potooniop. Chsrged with attempting to pulaoa his neighbor* livestock Lewis Kliae, Status farmer, was arrested by Deputy Sheriff H. L. Hansen. The arrest is la echo of a long fend over land between Kline and B- B. Oxley, the neighbor whose cattle Kline Is charged with at tempting to poison, officers say. Ox ley complained to the county attorney's office that Kline d u mp ed large quan tities of gophher poison over the range in placet where Oxley cattle would be likely to eat It. Teacher Wins Judgment—After be ing out bat m few minutes a district court Jury at Poison awarded Cedi I>e Cfalre a Judgment against school dis trict No. 28 for salary up to May 81, 1023, and Interest at 8 per cent since that rime. The case arose over tbs action of tbs school board filling HIM LsOlaire's position without notifying her In the tell of 1922. When Miss La Claire returned from her vacation and found she bad been summarily dismis sed, she brought suit for her salary. s Raducing Delinquency.—Musselshell county Is gradually reducing its de linquent tax total, the receipts from this source tn November, the bast month, totaling $17,542. Since August of this year more than $40.000 has been paid to County Treasurer Oscar Jen kins and he predicts that few taxpay ers will be delinquent this year. An other indication of returning prosper ity Is the fact that « large percentage of taxpayers are satisfying their tax bills In one payment. Montana Osfsats Oxford.—The Uni versity of Montana defeated the team representing the University of Oxford. England at Missoula Dec. 8 in debate, Montana taking the affirmative side of the question, "Resolved that the referendum Is an essential part of rep resentative government." At the close of the d was tak< voting for the affirmative and 185 for the negative. Five Years for Stealing Cattle—Ken neth Bramble», when arraigned In the district court before Judge H. J. Mil ler at Big Timber, entered a plea of guilty to the charge of stealing four head of cattle from the John Welrama herd, at Bapelje. He waa sentenced to serve from five to 10 years In the state penitentiary. Bramhlet had no attor ney and waived time for pronounce ment of sentence. Dies in Mins Accident.—Alfred An stey, 27. was Instantly killed Dec. 8 when a cage and skip full of ore, which waa being hoisted at the Moun tain View mine of the A. C. M. com pany, pulled into the sheave wheel, broke looee and crashed through the roof of the ore chute In which he was te a vote of tbe audience to choose the winner, 581 lived at the home of his mother. Five to Ten Year*.—After having been found guilty of manslaughter, Charles Collin«, confessed slayer of William LeClalre, a breed Indian, was sentenced by Judge Theodore Lenta at Mlssonla to not 1 nor more than 10 years In the peniten tiary at Deer Lodge. Bonding Com p any Faya.—With the payment of $85.443.44 to Park county through Its board of commissioner» by the Royal Indemnity company, the then five years amount of the deposit of the county In the Northwestern bank has now been made good and the county's to tercet Is now tbè property of the bond ing company. Paid.-,-Tax™ «maty tisto yeer paid np In better than last year, according to 0.0. Davis, county treasurer, although the majority of tbe taxpayer» waited until »t ■ logging camp west of Mia y when fete stall was frae the last »reek erf grace to settle their account Mere than 8300,900 in taxes Killed By Falling Tree-— L oui» Strand, age 85 years, waa fatally in tnred by a falttwg tree. He died on the way in to Mtasoula when being brought to a local hospital Stmjpnon. successor to J. C. Whitman •a superintendent of the Custer aatlou al forest reserve with headquarter* to Miles City, ha* arrived from Mbmonla and assumed active charge of his new lutk. Two Die in "F mener .•—Two agfag i were found deed to refrig tiftod «rater car ee the Oregon Short Line at Butte Dec, A May Fight Tax Levy.—A number of taxpayers from Saco to pbHHpe coun ty. bare paid their taxes ander promt, the ecfeoolboard to the »aco dtetrict has rotoed tee tax levy Ibte year fro® » !» 88 »II«. Thte was for retiring their «to.law «hat a levy be «officie«? te a»al«tai« • ft te es te patte» feoatet tmmê that m atiteft» S*» hae» hteed ta* fibftl * bran*»« «fis te mteed to Bate n w liSltP mm Kilted Billings Man MM ■ Police officer» at Bullage bave been tushie to find a «doe to the murder of were hrwaily murdered with an ax in of all known characters in Billings who might throw any light on the crisse is still ander way and word baa been aeot to ah neighboring communi ties to be on the watch for suspicious characters. The Inquest held under the direction of Coroner Frank Smith brought forth no new developments. The verdict reached was that the Anderem« met their death at the hands of an un Pour children, the eldest 10 years of age, survive the murdered couple. Anderson waa 40, hla wife 89, He was bora in Sweden ; fats wife la a native of Pelican Rapids. Mina., where her parents aie believed to reside. The funeral services were held Thursday morning with Interment la Mountview cemetery at Billings. MILWAUKEE RAILROAD LIKELY TO ABSORB NORTH A SOUTH The steps to be taken tn the com pletion of the North A South railroad, the roste of which extends from Cas per, to Miles Olty, depends In a large measure upon the outcome of lawsuits amounting to $1,800.000 which will be opened In Buffalo, Wyo„ December 19. The suits are brought by the Chicago. Milwaukee A St Paul Railway com pany and the firm of Robert Brothers, Peterson, Shirley and Gunther, of Omaha, general contractors of the North A South against the receivers of the railroads and the railroad company together with the Reliable Security • company, backers of the project. The Milwaukee and the contractor» ask for mechanics' Hens against the railroad property, to satisfy claims of $1,480.242 for alleged balance due for work, mats furnished and anticipated profits, equipments and rental of equipments. If the claimants are successful, the liens will absorb the present value of the railroad. "_ , * Attempted Bribery _ An Information charging attempt to bribe a witness was ordered filed by Jndge Theodore Lent* In district court at Missoula, against Felix Dumontier, who was acquitted on a liquor charge Dec. 8. Jndge Lentx* action resulted when Bud Holiday, witness for the state at Dumontier*» trial, appeared Thursday after failing to show up Wednesday. When asked by the judge to explain his absence, he saW that he was drunk and that be had secured the liquor from Dumontier. Further questioning brought the allegation by Holliday that Dumontier not only had given him the liquor but also had offered him 8100 to stay away from tbe trial. A Jail sentence of 80 days was Imposed on Holliday. * Loess Compenaatior By a margin of Just two days, the widow of Andrew Dent, killed July SI, tells of being his beneficiary. The state Industrial commission has awarded Me c o mpen sa tion to hl» three minor children. Dent was employed by the Hudtleff A Marquis company In t b e lumber tana, »ben be was killed. The com mission found that, two day* previous to tbe fatal accident Mrs. Dent hsd secured a decree of divorce. The do nee had not been recorded at Um ttae of the death but the eommlealo« de cided that, so long os It had been - granted, she was no longer hla wife. Dismiss C o m p l aint Against N. F. Approving a refund of «688.68 by the Northern Pacific Baltway com pany. the atate railroad commission has dis mis s ed the cowpiatttT of the Dav»»-Daly Copper I de y of Botte that the Northern Pacific charged tbe Dtvte-Daiy company mere for banting approximately 59 enrtoads of stall» . from western Montana peints te Butta than tbe rate pointe to Rocky near Butte. était» fra« these p mWnwff from VW » BUI Lester Reese, yoaogewt eon of Thom«« Reese, a Gallatin county pioneer, who was Injured Interna lly a. at bis ranch near Sedan Dec. t, when be Jumped from a wagon a» hi» team was running away, died at tbe hospital m Wltoall. Killed My Hayrack aajteMP^wiMiBiw Of Mr. sad Mrs. Frank A- My rick of Steven* eilte, »ras t»st*nfly killed In an scei which he ara» riding tipped over and be was crushed ander Hie hayrack. Obartm Worth and Frank Otterrwp, paroled convicts free» the Mate penHeo tlary at Bern Lodge who were «created ttae ago. wbeo they to be carry!»* cosceated will n tee two broke® titotr paroi*. Tbs »rill d arrives «a tu »» Uvtngeran m ?