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DEATH LIST REACHES INTO HUNDREDS
Appeals Are Sent Out for Immediate Relief for Stricken Texas Dist
STEEL WORKERS WILL WALK OUT MONDAY
TO LET GUARDS AND
GUNMEN RUN WORKS
P~itt41 gh.. Seit'1.8.-----A\t the os f to theP Ineetiiig ry tei
IX \, Whih was a'dl (i1111II( until tIJ(IdX whoici is being at teinledc
nin (tio ii th 1111 the ii pjroosed striike of the steel worke2Is. John
FititzpatriCk. V l i aa o the ciI een m ittee. mtin 'de the stalt enw ut
thinat The w alkoint XX uiuld take lace niext Miuin v mnor'ning
luý nn'd eidedl upn. IL "auli aick tionw taken at es-v
fcIi Iiaa 'sieetiii' to Ipoistponuie the strike hiit asserted that a
stiatemuentl \\joilit hie given miit toilay.
I'lit ane tiig mhI~scmsseit the question lam u pos~tponiniig- the \illt
oul until after. the industrial con
ference in Washington, beginning
Oct. 6. as requested by President
Wilsoln. Arguments were made
against postponement on the ground
that the steel workers, having gone
so far in their campaign for settle
iient of grievances by collective bar
gaining, cannot turn back.
Iegarding the strike, Chairman
"There will be no picketing; the
men will go fishing. We will leave
the mill guards and professional gun
maln run the plants."
A lotter from E. IH. Gary, chair
man of the United States Steel cor
poration, to the president of subsid
iary companies, made public today,
givies the reasons of1' the corporation
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Paris, Sept. 18.-The president of
the Ukrainian delegation to the peace
conference has written to Mi. C(lem
encean, protesting against attacks by
General Denikine's volunteers upon
the Ukrainian army, which was in
pursuit of bolsheviki forces after the
recent capture of Kiev. The letter
says that General Denikine is "'matk
ing use of enoente assistance which
was intended to enable him to fight
the bolsheviki, to penetrate Ukrain
ian territory with the object of re
establishing the Russian empire."
People Should Act Forcibly
Against 'Buy Now' Program
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 18.-Attor
ncy General Palmer announced at
lthe conference of state and federal
officials, which was called by Gov
ernor Smith to consider the cost of
living problem, that evidence will be
Iresented to the grand jury this
week, that will warrant and sustain
the indictment of the combination of
packers, known as the "big five."
"There never was before in any
government emergency," said At
torney General Palmer. "such ample
data nearing upon the activities of
this giant as there is today. When
it is laid before a jury the wrath
of the American people' will compel
a verdict of conviction. The story
will amaze America."
The attorney general, in discuss
ing the high cost of living and the
activities of the department of jus
tice, :.aid the campaign would suc
ceed. "It has already succeeded,"
he said. "in very considerable part
in various portions of the country."
lie said that if the people over all
the country would act forcibly
Office Men and Bank Clerks
Forced to Turn Their Chil
dren Over to Charitable
New York, Sept. 1S. -N--ew York
office men, bank clerks, public em
ployes -- men of family who are
forced to keep up comparatively
high standards of appearance
through associations-are becoming
objects of charity.
While the garbage men get $10 a
lday, street car employes from $40 to
$50 a week, and other semi-skilled
workers garner a fair return for
their labor, the small salaried pen
and-ink toiler is turning his chil
dren over to the New York depart
ment of charities because of inability
to keep pace with living costs.
Bird S. Coler, commissioner of
charities, has shown by facts and
figures that prove that unless some
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againt the "buy now" campaign.
they would help materially in solv
ing the problem of high prices.
"It is a despicable thing," he
said, "for merchants to urge you!
to buy now in anticipation of prices
going higher when they know they
HAVE MUCH EVIDENCE.
Chicago, Sept. 18.--Grand jury
investigation of the "big five" pack
ers to determine whether they have
violated the Sherman anti-trust act
was .tarted here yesterday, with J.
M. Chaplin. head of the auditing de
partment of Swift & Co., as the first
Attorneys for the government,
who nave in their possession three
trunks filled with documentary evi
dence, asserted that if conviction
were ".btained jail sentences would
be asaed for the big packers.
Isadore J. Kresel of New York,
special assistant attorney general,
heads the government procurators
in charge of the investigation.
MAYOR CALLS ALDERMAN "LIAR"
WHEN CHARGED WITH FAVORING
.Agevred l)V critlic'isms of his policies witli ee"i' pce t', 1h Iic i n mtikeI .sl ei".ially at.
pposniliton which dlevelopedt 1u his alpoi.tllmertt of a mmbeu r (th, fle E.mployers" associat.ion to
the 1 tsition t' city tmarkel nam'ter. MNayo Sttthlen last night Ihbrew' decrout inl the witivsit aiul
directly hurled tlhe shirt tntdt utgly wortd at Allerit Atistlit alnl Iby itnf'trence. intimated that,
hlie believes hitausewives al the tinsuaiers league ant d the . iteit"ers of I lie variious central
labor badies are liars, toI.
A meetIing of the ('.onsumes'
league will be held in the city
coullcil cliuanber this evening at 8
o'clock instead of Friday evening,
as formerly. The question of ap
pointmletelt of a market master will
be disculssed b1y the mnemlbers.
NO CHANGE IN
Lack of Good Mechanics
Hampers Operations. Re
ports From Other Towns
No change in the strike situation
is noticeable, both the companies and
the men having apparently resolved
that any attempts at a settlement
must come from the other side.
There have been no defections from
the ranks of the strikers and the vol
unteer strikebreakers employed,
shift-bosses and the like, are unable
to keep their machinery in repair.
The lack of mechanics is hampering
operations in a large degree, despite
attempts of the strikebreakers to
keep everything running smoothly.
Reports from Anaconda and Great
Falls show the situation to be simi
lar to that in Butte. with the Ana
conda smelter suffering in the great
Merril Wilkins is scabbing on the
machinists at the Mountain Con.
Hert Brocklin, residing at the cor
ner of Colorado and1 Porphry, is also
scabbing on the machinists.
Dan McIntosh., said to be a mem
ber of the Typographical union. is
scabbing on the machinists at the
PREiSIDENT IS OPPOSED
TO POLICEMEN'S UNION
(Special United Press Wire.)
Washington, Sept. 18.-President
Wilson,. in a telegram here, has come
out flatly against policemen union
izing with the view to "using press
ure" to obtain their demands.
'ltlhe ymo tlisg -ii.eil at iini
t1itnll nS oie of the (Ilim(axes Of
a sories ofl' hit er awl wordy
debates over the ma vir hun
ollin f. t' he public .iarket aud
in whiOh, it was alleged, the city's
chief executive has been unduly
favoring local merchants and con
mission men with locations on the
Last night's meeting of the city
council is declaredl by old-timers to
ha;e. been one of the most uproarious
in the city's history. Determined to
force his plans through over the ob
jections of the people and their
representatives, 1layor Stodden fre
quently cast aside the dignity that
is presumed to surround the pres
ence if the mayor in the chair at a
council meeting and displaying a re
gretable loss of temper, severely con
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JOHNSON BRANDS COVENANT
AS AN INFAMOUS DOCUMENT
LiII(Inc . N I.. Se1[t. 8 In add ressing a lar e ian mihusi
li i(c ga hiIrti g Ias I iia 1it . Sehunator Hirm .olai nl \V. J4viisuni o It c anli
fr nit, lthe 1 ; l2d urrnirverp ryv t' fh .iguuing nf the c .nstitu
li, of(i' the t.'ifed 'Sate, in Ph1'i delphia,. ldenli unced the league
1)lo ulntlitin" u I 1.'.,vun.lult as. tltn inl'ar tiuI, sulujet in( ent a nd declared its
a.dul itidj w ,ull 're lt inl throwing the cou.tul.ry into an interna
NAMES MEN TO
President Makes Public List
of 22 Persons. Labor Rep
resentatives Will Be Se
San Franci sc.. S.pt. 18.--Presi
dent Wilson has made public the
names of the 22 .iwn who will repre
sent the general public in the na
tional conference which is to begin
in Washington O(ct. 6 to consider
plans for a no w relationship between
employer and employy. Twenty-two
representatives to sit in the confer
ence will be se-lested later by or
ganized labor, thi leading agricul
tural associations. inv'estment bank
ers and mainufacturers.
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rJis. William Rosza, city healtht
inspector, advises housllewives to
weigh carefully butler they buy, in
It circularlt l issuedl yestal tlny.
Mis. Rousz dlclares recent. in
vestigatioºn by her has brought, out
the fact somlle bultter is sold from
half asti ounce to an oul(ice short in
IRISH PAPER SUPPRIESSEIID.
(Special United Press Wire.)
London. Sept. 18.-The Cork Ex
aminer, the only paper in Ireland
publishing a page advertisement of
the Sinn Fein loan, has been sup
pressed by the British authorities.
Troops have occupied the plant.
tional confederation and deprive the
republic of its future independence
It would, he said, substitute misty
internationalism for Americanism.
Lieut. Col. John G. Maher, demo
crat .ntld president of the Nebraska
branch of the American Legion, in
troduced the speaker.
Senator Johnson said:
"The president has made and
asked tho senate to approve of a
league covenant that is to be higher
than our constitution. Except the
sovereign people, no power on earthl
can legally change our constitution
or make another to override it.
None but the people should be per
mitted to throw this independent
republic into an international con
federation where it must necessarily
lose its independence of action."
BORAH IN WASHINGTON.
SSpecial United Press Wire.)
Washington. Sept. 18.---The mid
dle west is aflame with opposition to
the league of nations covenant in its
present form, Senator Borah de
clared on his return to Washington
from his speaking trip. "The dem
onstration of Americanism which
the middle west is giving," said the
senator, "is filling the advocates of
unqualified ratification of the treaty
with fear. That is why they are
trying to rush the treaty through the
senate. They are afraid of the tide
that is sweeping the country."
CHILLING RAIN ADDS TO
SUFFERING OF PEOPLE
O(,iplmu ihristi. Tex.. Sept. .------A hilling and intermittent
rainfall has raiddd t.o the sul'l.erins of thousands of refugees
iin the devastated inteart in the T exas .Caist tounties. Now and
lhen t Little perocesion bearing a black and brnisod body makes
iits w\vay tii le lemlnoratry niorgue in the courthonse. G(iottpy of
i\vmneti, n1nny wihith c'ring chilrei ftigging tit their irts,
wtuatler aimldessly aboutlf Ihe morgue. trying in. vain to identify
lhe bodies at Jloved ,mes.
Severanl atr.l hils .,' the Texas fish, g'i ane and oyster de
Ilartinenu ite missing and it is t'ealred Ithat some of the walrdeuns
President Wilson Addresses
Large Audience in Senator
Johnson's Home Town on
(Special United Press Wire.)
San Francisco, Sept. 18. -- Presi
dent Wilson, in his campaign for the
treaty and the league of nations, con
tinued his efforts to win over the
home city of Senator Johnson, one of
his chief opponents. He was ac
corded a remarkable demonstration
by the vast crowd, which numbered
20,000 within the auditorium and a
like number outside and was also
the victim of a counter-demonstra
tion without precedent here, when he
spoke last night.
The arrival of Wilson brought a
storm of cheering and hand-clapping
that did not cease for 15 minutes.
When Mayor Rolph tried to bring
order and start the program, the re
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Gabriele d'Annunzio Still
Controls Situation in Fiume
Geneva, Sept. 18.-Despite the ex
treme censorship of all news regard
ing the situation in Fiume, dis
patches arriving here announce that
Gabriele d'Annunzio is still master
of the situation in that city, of which
he recently took posession at the
head of insurgent Italian forces.
The British contingent of the city
was jeered and hissed by the popula
tion as it marched to the British war
ships, the advices state, but em
barked safely on the vessels. The
French contingent is said to have re
mained in Fiume, barricaded in its
Paris, Sept. iS. - Latest official
advices report the situation at Flume
forcibly taken possession of by Ital
ian insurgents and Gabriele d'An
nunzio. as without material change.
Of the Italian sailors who landed in
Fiume. only 100 remained in the city
at the last advices, the others having
rejoined their ships. It is announced,
however, that Rear Admiral Casa
uiay inave ,een arowned. Joe Wil
lianms and Harry Raymond, wardens
of Aransas Pass, have not been seen
since the storm. Wreckage of their
boat was found on the beach.
Austin dispatches report that
Governor Hobby late last night or
dered a hundred additional guards
men mobilized at San Antonio, to
ploceed to Corpus Christi immediate
ly. Relief funds have been started
in all the principal cities of the
According to latest reports, it ap
pears that the death list in the storm
area will reach the 300 mark.
Girl Proves Heroine.
One of the many tales of personal
heroism in connection with Sunday's
hurricane here is that of Esther Ful
ler. 17 years of age, who swamn five
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Cleveland, O.. Sept. 18. - The
United Mine Workers of America
convention this morning denounced
militarism and compulsory military
service, declared for the speedy
Americanization of all foreign-born
residents and rejected a radical res
olution to withdraw from the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
The resolution against compulsory
military service contemplates an ac
tive campaign by the organized min
ers to secure the defeat of military
service hills now before congress.
mova, who landed yesterday in an at
tempt to restore order, has been "il
legally detained" on shore.
Commenting on the Fiume inci
dent, the Paris newspapers today de
clare that it points to the necessity
of settling definitely the whole Adri
The Echo de Paris says the Italian
government is endeavoring to obtain
from the powers a concession of the
Fiume region to Italy in return for
important concessions by Italy along
th Dalmatian coast, but that Ameri
can opposition is preventing such a
According to reports regarding the
Fiume situation presented in today's
newspapers, some of the Italian in
surgents who took part in the D'An
nunzio movement have signified a
willingness to obey the orders of
General Badoglio for their return to
Another report from Flume de
clares that the D'Annunalo partlsns
have made arrangeoents looking to
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