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CLAIMS PENNSY VIOLATES
RAIL LABOR BOARD ORDER Railway Employes' Department of A. F. of I>. Declares" Agreement With Them Also Broken. Bj tbt A&socUted PrfM. CHICAGO, April 15.?The Pennsyl vania railroad and Its officials were criticised in resolutions adopted to day by the sixth biennial convention of the Railway Employes' Department of the American Federation of Labor because. It was charged, tne railroad failed to comply with orders of the Railroad Labor Board. The railroad was also charged In the resolution with having violated the agreement with shop employes, with reducing wages "through sub terfuges," with Installing the piece work system, violating seniority rights of employes and with refusing to recognize System Federation No, ?0, the employes' organization for th# Pennsylvania system. All possible moral arfd financial sup port of the officers of the railway em ployes' department and the Interna tional officers of the six federated shop crafts was pledged to the employes of the Pennsylvania railroad "In their light to compel the company to com ply with the provisions of the trans portation act and the orders of the United States Railroad Labor Board." A suit to test the authority of tile labor boaid, .Instituted by the Penn sylvania railroad is pending in the federal courts. POSSES SEABCH SWAMPS. SHREVEPORT, La., April 15.?Pos ses were today continuing the search of the swamps of the Arkansas-Louis iana border for BlUAlexander, charged by a coroner's Jury as having killed Charlie Rodgers' oil Held worker, whose body was found covered with leaves and loose dirt' in shallow grave on Alexander's premises near Homer, La., Friday night. Believing that Alex ander was lodged In the Claiborne county Jail. a mob of several hundred citizens stormed it, but'faifed to locate their man. tained for most beautiful ones were assigned dowry for homely ones. Semenoff Called Human Brute But Friend to American Troops By tb* Associated Press. SAN . FRANCISCO, April 15.?Gen. Gregorle Semenoff, whose financial entanglements landed him In a New York jail, was described as "the friend o( American troops In Siberia," In * statement by David P. Barrows, president of the University of Cali fornia, published today In the Chron lclo. y "Just now he. Is much misunder stood," said Dr. Barrows, who was a colonel in th? 47th Infantry In 1918. when It guarded a railroad at Chita, Siberia. "Oen. Semenoff is a human brute, a man to whom death is a jest. He is one of the greatest fighting leaders, and he is absolutely without fear. "I do not want to appear to defend Semenoff. Neither do I want to con demn him. He was a man of Iron, both In courage and leadership. Mor# than once he told me of,his Intense admiration for American troops. 1 know he was earnest In his good will and support of the American force, and made every effort to enlist our aid before he accepted the offer of the Japanese. "Whatever he did was with the sole aim of beating the bolshevlkl, whom he hated. I was with him when he advanced through Mongolian terri tory to Chita fighting for the allies. It was 110 miles, and he forced his men through in ten days.'; Dr. Barrows said he saw the Cos sacks' leader wounded four times by grenades In an engagement with the bolshevikl. The change that Semenoff permitted American troops to be mur dered was declared to be due to a misunderstanding resulting from the bitter feud between SemenofC and Ad miral Kolchak'. "The Americans held the western sector," added the statement, "and It was necessary for SemenofT to send a train of troops across the road guarded by Uncle Sam's troops." Dr. Barrows said he requested Semenoff first to get Kolchak's ap proval. "Sem^nolT refused," says Dr. Barrows. "Hts men were sent on, and were stopped at tHe American sector by outposts. There was a dispute and firing broke .out. A few Americans were killed. Practically all the .Rus sian force w$s wiped out; they were mowed down almost to a man. FLEET SOON TQ RETURN. All the vessels of the Atlantic fleet, now operating near Quantanamo bay, Cuba, will complete their program wjthln the 'next few weeks and pro ceed to their home stations in the United States. Tactical exercises will be held off the Virginia capes, and the vfcsselq will reach their home yards by May 1. Eighty-two women from nineteen states are Included in the list of founders of the National Woman's Party. Russia Is Prepared to Disarm, . Trotsky Says, in Army Order By the Annotated Press. MOSCOW, April IS.?Leon Trotsky, the soviet war minister. In an order to the army and navy Issued last nlg-ht, quoting: Foreign Minister Chlcherin's disarmament proposals at Genoa and the refusal of Vice Pre mier Barthou of France to permit their consideration, declares that Russia is prepared to disarm and sincerely desires peace. The war minister expresses the hope that the nations "and peoples of Europe will compel the bourgeoisie to listen at tentively , to Russia's proposals. Meanwhile, however, every soviet woldler must stand at his post fully ready for any. eventualities, he says. ? The Chicherin-Barthou Incident at Genoa is hailed by the Ixvestla and the Pravda as a victory for Russia, i even though the soviet proposal was blocked. The Pravda considers It an answer to the American objections tp assisting- Europe on the ground that European money was being wasted on armies and that it simultaneously reveals the real position of France. The Izvestia in its comment declares: "If America has really credited the legend regarding: soviet militarism this superstition must fall to pieces now, and together with, it will dis appear also the obstacle to the re establishment of economic relations between the two great republics." The newspapers, which have just received the details of the first pro ceedings of the Genoa conference., eohoed today the criticisms of official' circles over the delays in. transmit ting the reports, charging "that tbe bourgoise telegraph agcncies" were conspiring to smother the Chicherin proposals. DEATH PLOT LAID TO WIFE Arrest With Negro Said to Be Due to Ku Xlux Klan Report. ? DELAND, KU., April 15 ?The Volusia county grand Jury here was expected today to begin investigation of the kill ! ing of William A. Shields, sixty, for merly of Moline, 111., near here the niglit of February 6. Mrs. Alice K. Shields, the widow, and Pete Smitti, a negro, are in Jail charged with murder, Mrs. Shields having been arrested as a result of information which the authorities said was fur nished by the Ku Klux Klan. Shields was shot supposedly from am bush while he and Mrs. Shields were on their way to their poultry farm, several miles from the city. The negro was arrested as a suspect, and later Mrs Shields churned him with the shooting, declaring that Smith also attacked her after the killing. The authorities have stated that they believe Shields was killed as a result of a plot. I New, Slightly Used and Shopworn Pianos, Player Pianos and Grand Pianos?GREATLY REDUCED! Semi-annually, the Hpuse of Jordan holds a sale of musical instruments the like of which has made history in piano values. ? , The Success of Any Sale Is in the Values it Offers Never have we been able to offer a greater variety of'excellent makes of pianos at such attractive prices. Many of these pianos have come from Washington's most representative homes, having been taken ip exchange on Chickering Grand Pianos and Chickering Ampicos. They have been thoroughly reconditioned by our factory expert piano makers. The attractive prices at which these instruments are offered, we believe, will overcome any prejudice against a used piano or player piano.. All have been tre mendously reduced in price to induce an immediate purchase Bargains in Reconditioned Pianos, Player-Pianos and Grand Pianos PIANOS Everett Upright Piano $170.00 New England Upright Piano $180.00 Bradley Upright Piano. . . $75.00 J. P. Hale Upright Piano $165.00 Regent Upright Piano $265.00 Poole Upright Piano$235.00 Regent Upright Piano $220.00 Huntington Upright Piano $215.00 Marshall &? Wendell Upright Piano. . $345.00 Steger & Sons Upright. . . $145.00 PLAYER-PIANOS SSSS^BS3SSSS3^S^B5S3EE!^5&SSSE5SS3 Estey Mahogany Player $580.00 Jordan Player-Piano (fumed oak) . . $490.00 Behr Bros. 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