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BURLESON FOR GOVT.-OWNED
'PHONE AND TELEGRAPH
Washington, Oct. 2. Postmaster
General Burleson has announced that
he proposes to "follow up" the recom
mendations made byhis-lepublican
predecessor, Frank H. Hitchcocky
that the government own all tele
graph and telephone lines, and is
considering inclusion of such a rec
ommendation in his annual report,
now in process of prejaration.
Rep. Lewis, Maryland, an expert on
transportation and inter-state com
merce problems, admits that adminis
tration officials have given the whole
subject of government ownership of
all 'wires deep study.
The Maryland representative has
gathered, data from European' coun
tries. He1 favors the systems in Hol
land and Germany, where the govern
ment controls all lines, but places
their operation under the various
"When it is considered that in Aus
tria and other European countries, a
three-minute telephone conversation
over 7d0 miles of wire costs about 6Q
cents and the same service in Amer
ica approximates $4.25, it is obvious,"
declares Lewis, "that a remedy of the
situation is necessary."
STILL HOPE FOR BURIED MINER
Centralia, Pa Oct. 2. The work
of rescuing Thomas Toshesky, the
miner who is entombed in a chamber
of the Continental mines of the Le
high Valley Coal Co., will be retarded
because of the heavy rain. He may
not be reached before Friday or
'The officials are fearful lest the
imprisoned man may lose his nerve.
His cries at every new fall of rock
were more frequent today and it is
known that he is growing restless.
Words of encouragement were shout
ed to him frequently, and the best of
nourishment is being sent through
the tube, the only communication be
tween the living, grave and the out
THE LAST STRAW
"Hello, Smith!- Wife had you out
"Worse than that, Perkins she's
actually been buying."
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JOHN C. HENNINQ ARRESTED
John C. Henning, wanted in con
nection with the Clarence S. Funk
case, was brought back to Chicago
today. He was arrested in Minneap
olis yesterday and waived extradition
Henning is the husband of Mrs.
Josephine Henning, whom it is alleg
ed was used to extort money from
Daniel Donahue, who acted as at
torney tor Henning; Isaac Stiefel, a
private' detective, and Ailleen Hepp
ner, who testified to seeing Mrs. Hen
ning with Funk, have been indicted
and are about to be tried on charges
of conspiracy. f
'Henning refused to discuss the
case. It is intimated -he may turn,
Fair tonight, Friday and Saturday;
moderate temperature; moderate
westerly winds becoming variable.