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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TWENTY-NINTH YEAR 10 PAGES THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 14, 1919 10 PAGES VOLXXIX., NO. 267 INTER-ALLIED E E IF 5 Supported By Only Two Na tionsJaps Lose On Rac ial Discrimination U. S. Was To Furnish Force 01 Half Million Men. I'AIUS. Feb. 13. (ISy the Associated l'rcr:st. The Bourgeois proposition for an intcr-allied military force to en lori p pciee mim defeated by nn over w lii liiiiiit! - ote lit the meeting of the s. irtv of nations commission today. The I'uni h n nil 'zcclio-Mnvaks were Hi. nnlv representatives voting in tile affirmative. The , : r:i 1 1 of thi society of nations plan was then unanimously adopted us :i v hole. The final ilraft consists of 16 articles. frigid, nt Wilson will personally mid Hie draft to ii preltminarv meeting of the p'ai e corf" n nee tomorrow. The i nnferenee wil not tie asked to finally a'l"t it at this time. The .laoaneve (Il licit ion presented . n amendment providing that racial discrimination should not lie tolerated in I'limiKiallcn laws. Several delegates urged that thin would open such a large question that Mi-eat del, iv might ensue and the mat ter was dropped without a vote. The tlrst subject considered on the resumption of the ommission on a society of nations this afternoon con cerned tin International military force. I 'resident Wilson wus not present at this session, having to attend the si .preme war council. lonl Kobert feci! o ted as chairman during his absence. U. S. Allotted 500.000 Men The United States, under the society "f nations plan, as it now has been amended, will maintain an armv of not l s than .'oo.Ouii men. which, utter au thorization of such action by the l'nit- d States S'-nate, could be sed wher i er necessary, according to n Havas agency announcement today, regiircling iicwlv adopted features of the plan. This provision was agreed on by the society of nations committee, the iencv sas. as a solution of the dif ficulties in the way of the plan, arising cit of, the American ronstltution. If such action regarding the use of an international army by the society of nations, as outlined by the foregoing, has been undertaken by the society of nations t ommission, it would seem that the action has not been In nnv war .final. ,t what hour the Havas state ment was Issued does not nppenr. but the Indications are that It was nut out during; the morning-, while an Asso. ciated Press dispatch, filed In Paris I it 1:1a o'clock tliis afternoon, states! ""ii up to me lime me society of na tions commiss:on took a recess at 1 o'clock this afternoon, the paragraph in the commission's plan relating; to nn intei tuilinal force had not been n .11 lied. BILL L WASHINGTON". Feb. 13 Final leg. Isliiilve action on the war revenue, bill, levying sit billion in taxes this year and four billion yearly thereafter until revised, was taken today by the sen ate. Wltbssct a record vote and with but a few scattering "noes." the con. ferenre agreement on the measure was adopted as approved last Saturday by the house. After the bill is signed by Vice I'res id. nt .Marshall an,j Speaker Clark, It will lie sent to the 'White House, for approval by President Wilson, after bis return from France, about, the end' or the month. I Only brief debaje receded the scn- t" vote, Senator Smoot of t'tah, re piiblienn, spoke In criticism of several features of the Mil, deploring esper. ially elimination of the amendment to i',penl none rates on second-rlass mall. Senator Townsend of Michigan, re publican, announced, his opposition to the conference agreement, principally on account of its excessive profits plan of taxation. Formal npprov.il of the bill by the president is regarded as aseupe nd tie. uury officials already have laid, lans for collection of taxes based on .the rates. NEWS EPITOME .FOREIGN Plans for an inter-allied army, in conjunction with league ef nations overwhelmingly defeated. German army demobilising so rapid ly, will soon be a memory. DOMESTIC Jerome district is closed tight when sufficient men fail to return to work to continue operations. Worst storm of wintsr locks up train and wire service through middle west. Bomb clot to Douglas Y. M. C. A. discovsred in time to prevent bad catastrophe. Threat made to cut off head of Den ver police chief. Troops in Butte said to be able to . handle any situation that may arise. LOCAL . Convention of state cattle growers I ends its sessions here with reso lutions endorsing sold er settlement work, water conservation and fed ederat control ef public domain. New election code is presented to Irg'Slature. Newman is held to superior court at preliminary hearing for death Frank Hoctor; mystery couple,' chief witnesses, cannot be located. Ten-year sentence of Arthur Bos-, trim suspended. j City and stste are behind on drive, for relief in the Near East. 1 ARMY DEF T I NUN 1 ffl ENACTED MID Name Crowder Judge Advocate 4 Years More WASHINGTON, Feb. 13-Nom-ination of Major General Enoch Crowder to be judge advocate gen eral of the army for another term of four yean, was confirmed to night by the enate. The nomina tion was received during the day and was immediately approved by the senate military committee, which interrupted a public hearing to act because General Crowder's present term will expire Saturday. DOUGLAS. Ariz., Feb. 13. Alert ness on the part of the military police tocUy probably saved the Ixmglas Y. M. '. A. building from being blown tip by a deadly bomb of unbiue design and which was filleU with nitro-gly- eei in. Tiie bomb was found tinder u small brldse that spans one of the small canals on the east side of the build ing. The clock on the bomb was set for 10:30 o'clock and it was only a few minutes before the hour that the in fernal machine was found. Whether the bomb was intended for the Y. M. t". A. or not has not been learned, but it is generally conceded by the members of the military police and attaches of the department of Jus tice that, regardless of the original in tention of the person placing the bomb nt the place found, the association building and those in the immediate Vicinity would have been wrecked. The bomb was turned over to Cap tain Wright of the military intelligence department who in turn deliv ered it to the department of justice officials. The bomb consisted of a pasteboard carton In which rested a cocoanut .shell, from which the milk has been poureu and nitroglycerine substituted. The cocoanut was attached by a fuse about 24 inches in length to n new alarm clock. The glass bad been removed from the face of the clock and one end of the fuse attached to the hammer of the Hlaini. The whole was neatly anil tightly wrapped with adhesive tape and was evidently the work of experts. Iepartment of justice attaches and officers of the military police were very careful n handling the machine until all the wires and tuses had been twisted. The bomb had evidently been placed under the bridge during the late hours Wednesday or early Thursday morning, because Inquiries on the part of the officials detailed failed to get any clews of any suspicious per ajn the ns loitering around the premises of e association. T 01 FACE EXPULSION I SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 13. An ulti j matum to all the striking boiler makers . on the Pacific coast, to return to work at once or face expulsion from the union, was received here today from l.ouis Weyand. acting president of the International Boiler Makers' union, by M. J. McGuire, business agent of the i organization here. According to ship ping board and union officials, about 15.000 men are affected, most of them being In Seattle and other northwest points. Weyund threatened "direct action" against any nmon officer or member who violated the order. J. H. Powers, secretary of the Pacific district council of boiler makers, was instructed in the telegram 'that he must not interfere Willi the affairs of our local lodges." Powers answered a few days ago that the council was to meet in the near future to consider a coastwise strike of boiler makers. 1. C. Marshall .representing the em ployes on the federal shipbuilding labor adjustment lioard, nnd H. A. lirotherington. examiner on industrial relations for southern Oregon and Cali fornia, for the Cnited States shipping board, left for Seattle tonight to review the strike situation there. The California Metal Trades asso ciation, made up of employers, served notice on all striking machinists today that they must return to work at once or they will be dismissed. Approxi mately J.OCio workers in several crafts are on strike In the San Francisco bay region. STATE PROTECTION DENVER. Colo.. Feb. 13. Protec tion for private citizens and business interests of Haxton. Colorado, was asked of the state constabulary tadav by a citizen of that town whose name was withheld nt the tdate capitol be cause the mart feared for his life if his i name tiecame known. The Haxton man told Governor Shoup's secretary that a meeting scheduled for February 26 at Haxton might result in violence, and gave the secretary the name of a lawyer who he said had boasted of his bolshevism leanings. The trouble at Haxton dates back several months to an attempt to or ganize a local of the non-partisan league among the farmers of Phillips county, in which Haxton Is situated. The request of Haxton is not the first request of its kfnd from Phillips coun ty. Colonel Harry F. Allen, head of the stite constabulary said today. Numerous other complaints against the non-partisan league agitators have been received by mail and in person, he said. He promised to investigate and furnish protection. Other reports of probable lawless outbreaks have been received at the state house from Telluride. Trinidad of and other mining districts. Colonel be known todav that in- Allen let I I vestigations are under wav in each of these places. Organizers of the non-partisan league denied that lawlessness was mong the plans of that organization. HISTOID IN NICKO' TIE NEARYBUILDING i 15 5 COLORADO CITY ASKS SENATE RESENTS MUB1T TO Lodge Maintains Lloyd George Speech Discloses News Via Second-Hand Jtoute Lewis Flies To Rescue Says Premier ' Knows Too Soon. WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. Predic tion that the proposed conference at Princes Islands, between representa tives of the victorious associated na tions and the various contending Rus- I sian factions, would result in an agree ment fVr withdrawal from Bussia of j American and allied troops, was made j in the senate today by Senator Hitch cock chairman of the foreign relations committee, during another spirited de late on the American policy towards Russia. Senator Hitchcock said he believed all the foreign expeditions in Russia would "come out together," under an agreement with the Russian represen tatives, which would prevent "butch ery" of troops left in Russia. Discussion of the Russian situation was opened by Senator Johnson of California, republican, who asked for immediate action on his resolution, w hich would put the senate on record as favoring withdrawal of the American-Russian expedition as noon -as practicable. After vehement argu ment and clashes betwen Senators Hitchcock and Johnson, objection by the former to an immediate vete sent the resolution to the calendar, with a majority vote necessary for its further consideration. Senator Johnson declared tonight,, after the senate had adjourned, that he would continue his fight daily un til congress adjourns March 4, by in troducing new resolutions. Debate a Sharp One During the day's debate, the sharp est of many months in the senate Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, re publican, and Senator Lewis, demo cratic whip of the senate, differed as to the statement of Premier Lloyd George in parliament yesterday that the United States government had re fused to send more troops to Russia Senator Lodge said the premier's an nouncement apparently was authentic p.nd was the first definite statement as to the American policy, while Senatoi Lewis insisted that Mr. Lloyd George was divulging the decision of the su preme war council and notNnerely the American policy. In asking Immediate consideration of his resolution. Senator Johnson made, another impassioned at tack on the policy of American inter vention in Russia denouncing It as "unusual, vicious and criminal." Dis claiming sympathy with the bolshevik government and denouncing their atrocities. Senator Johnson resented a suggestion from Senator Hitchcock. that he acted as a "champion" of the bolshevik element in Russia. Senator Hitchcock made his suggestion in pre senting the friendly message rent ny. President Wilson to the soviet govern ment and tho reply which Senator Hitchcock denounced as "practically an insult." Hitchcock Defends Policy Defending American intervention n Russia, Senator Hitchcock said it was an anti-German military movement, agreed upon by the allied governments. He asserted that the Johnson reso lution would not expedite withdrawal of the American forces and favored Its reference to the foreign relations com mittees. Both Senators Johnson and Lodge emphasized that Mr. Lloyd George had given what they termed the first au thentic statement of the American policy in Russia. Mr. Lodge declared that the Siberia expedition was justi fied, but said the intervention was too weak to be forceful. He Enid the northern Russian expedition waa a "pure, wa-ste of American lives," nnd the expedition should have been with drawn when the armistice was signed. Senator Johnson charged that his original resolution, introduced last De cember, asking for an official state- ment of the American policy regarding ! Russia, has been "bottled up In the foreign relations committee. Senator Hitchcock denied this and Senator Lodge supported him in the statement that this resolution had neen carefully considered, but that a majority of thecommittee opposed re porting it to the senate. Lewis to the Rescue Some time after the Johnson reso lution was sent to the calendar. Sena tor Iewis revived the subject by de ploring an expression which he said (Continued on Page Two) 1 LEARN T SECY. GLASS SEEKS BROAD POWER IN FLOATING BIG VICTORY LOAN Republican A. P. Leased W ire WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. Secretary Glass today told the house ways and means committee that It was apparent "somethin must be done to make the bonds or note of the Victory Liberty i loan more attractive than their pre decessors." and asked that congress give him authority to fix interest and determine exemptions irom taxation, according to financial condtions exist ing when the loan is floated in April. The head of the nation's financial system also" urged that authority be given the war finance corporation to make adyances to exporters, not to ex ceed one billion dollars, and that the purposes for which the treasury may make loans to foreign governments be broadened. Mr. Glass said both provi sions were necessary to restoration of the country's foreign trade, and would be mutually helpful to this government and the allies. Mr. Glass told the committee that at the rate disbursements were being made it was apparent only a radical reduction In the remaining months of the fiscal year could brln? the year s expenditures within the JH.000.000.000, which former Secretary McAdoo had hoped would cover the government's expenses. Floating Debt Growing Cash disbursements during the first ten days of February1 showed a ' very gratifying decrease," but Mr. Glass minted out that heavy payments onin- L W. W. Afntlatora GLOBE, Ariz., Feb. 13. Although two former organizers of the Indus trial Workers of the World arrived here from Phoenix tonight, and there has been some agitation among the more radical of the copper mine workers, no worl has been given out by the I. W. W. concerning the like lihood of a strike, as a result of the recent 75 cents a day reduction of wages by the copper companies. The Globe miners' union secretary said tonight that no action had been tak en by his organization, with refer ence to the wage cut. The Globe-Miami central labor council met tonight at Miami, but in advance of the meeting no informa tion was available as to whether the wage situation would be consid ered. Conservative leaders in this district have stated that they are opposed to any strike agitation at this time. Five organizers and delegates from the I. W. W. organization left here yesterday. Their destination was unannounced but was under stood to be Phoenix. TO CUT IFF IIS Republican A. P. Leased Wire DENVER, Colo., Feb. 13. A threat to cut off Chief of Police Hamilton Armstrong's head and mail it to the governor and to wreck the Denver banks, unless the unemployed men in this city are given work within two days, was made in an anonymous letter received today by Governor Oliver 11. Shoup. The letter was signed with the outline of a man's left hand .urd the words "One hundred fifty White Caps'' written in ink across the hand. Governor Shoup said he considered the letter the work of some derang.'d person, but steps were taken by the authorities to prevent the throat being carried out. The threat against Chief of Police Armstrong was made in connection with a charge contained in the letter that employment agencies were charg ing exorbitant fees in violation of law. "We are not 1. W. W.s," the letter said, "but you must remember that there is some power behind us. We want -work. We do not want to steal or kill. We should like to keep things as quiet as possigle, for we have feel lmrs just lilt any man, out we all have the right to live. We want work and you must do all vnn ran for us or else we will he com 1 1 TT pelled to break your banks. Ut you ! vlces wcre compeiiea to rely on lnter cannot do anything for any of the poor , nttent communication for vital dis people whose wives and children are I Patches from the peace conference and starving von will receive within two, you days' time the chief of police's head by- parcel post as a further warning for you and everybody in Denver." The letter was written on a small piece of wrapping paper and was mailed in Denver in a plain envelope. The paper and envelope contained no clew to the writer, the police said. o ELECTRICIANS GET AWARD CHICAGO. Feb. 13. Back pay to September 6, last, under a new scale equal to the wage rate in effect at Butte, Montana, for electrical workers with an eight-hour day, time and a half for overtime up to 10 o'clock at night, and double time thereafter, was award ed by the war labor board here tonight to the employes of the Montana Power company, the Great Falls Power com pany and the Mountain States Tele phone and Telegraph company of Great Falls. Montana. The decision was made in the case of the Interna tional Brotherhood of Electricians of Montana, against the three concerns named. o CASTRO ARMY BROKE JrAUEZ. Mexico. Feb. 13. Shortage of money with which to pay troops and a scarcity of horses for the use of cav alry troops 1s delaying General Augus tin Castro, commander of the northeast zone, in carrying out his plan of inaug urating nn actie campaign against Valla's followers in nouthern Chihua hua, it was stated at military head quarters here today. General Castro is planning to begin his campaign in May. Villa was reported to be moving tow ard Durango. the capital of Durango state, with the intention of attacking that city, according to information re ceived here today. formal war contracts were being held in abeyance until congress acted on pending legislation. Under these cir cumstances and with a floating debt of ld.000.000,000 in treasury certificates, increasing approximately $15,400,000 a month, he thought the committee would not be surprised by his recom mendation for authorization of an ad ditional $5,000,000,000 issue of bonds. There remain unissued, under previous legislation, slightly in excess of $5,000, 000,000. "It is needless to say that the treas ury does not contemplate the issuance in connection with the Liberty loan, of any such amount of bonds as $10,000, 000,000,'' Mr. Glass said, adding that "it seemed wise to suggest an increase to a figure which would seem to rep recent the maximum possible amount of the bonded debt growing out of the war." Would Issue Notes As an alternative to the issue of bonds, he suggested authorization of an Issue of notes, limited to $10,000,000,000 and increase of the maximum amount of treasury certificates from $8,000, 000,000 to $10,000,000,000, not that the three items should be at all accumu lative, but that the treasury should have the power to finance the govern ment's operations in the most econo mical way. ' "It may be desirable to adopt all of these methods in succession, Mr. Glass said. "Conditions in April might be F WINTER TIES IIP One Wire Keeps This Sec tion In Touch With World . Trains Stalled In Snow Banks 40-Mile Blizzard Grips Kansas Chicago Gets Touch. , DKNYKR. Colo., Feb. 13. With two ; Union Pacific trains .snow-bound near , Salina, Kan.. Kock Island, Burlington 1 and Santa Fe trains reported at least j twelve hours late, the central west i today and tonight experienced the jHvorst blizzard of the winter. Tele phone and telegraph wires are down : everywhere east of Lexington, Neb., j and latest reports from the storm area I said a terrific gale was driving the heavy snow to such an extent that there was no prosiect of improvement of the situation until the storm moder ates. Information regarding the train ser vice is meager because of crippled wire condition, and the only trains definitely heard from were the two Vnion Pacific trains which were reported unofficially) as stuck in snow banks near salina. Railroad officials would not confirm these, beyond saying they were snow bound "somewhere." Conditions on the other roads were believed to be as bad, though there was no information avail able as to their exact status. These trains were given an arbitrary "twelve hours late" notation on the board in the absence of reliable information. Single Wire Thread Late tonight the Associated Press in I Denver got in communication with Kansas City, this being the first con nection with the east since early this morning. A mere thread of a single wire by way of Canada and San Fran-' Cisco today gave to people of Denver and the mountain states their only in formation of world happenings. Only by relaying messages through Canada to the Pacific coast, thence to San Francisco, and then to Denver, were the Rocky Mountain states able to keep in touch with the eastern half of the United States and the outside world today. Storms extending from Oklahoma to Canada paralyzed wire communication, both by telephone and telegraph, and trains from the east were several hours late. The storm broke late last night, and it was not until the middle of the fore noon today that communication was established by way of San Francisco and Canada. Conditions grew worse during the afternoon and Lexington, Neb., became the eastern terminus for direct communication. The. Lexfcng-ton-Columbus wires broke about 3 o'clock this afJ,ernoon. Prokerage of fices were seriously handicapped, pri vate messages were impossible, and the Associated Press and other news ser- "le eat. 40-Mile Wind Blowing Throughout Kansa3 and Nebra;fl;a blizzards were reported with a wind sometimes reaching a velocity of 40 miles an hour, rendering conditions which prevented linemen from repair ing the service. Further east, the snow turned to sleet and rain and wires v ere reported down in all directions to the east. "Conditions are worse tonight than they were this morning, Charles M. Jett. traffic chief of the Postal Tele graph company said. "We . had con nections as far east as Columbus, Neb., up to 3 p. m., but at that time every thing went dow nat Lexington, 135 miles west of Columbus. Lite reports from Cosaid. Neb., said a heavy wet snow was falling and it was impossible to get linemen out to repair the wire. Wire conditions are so poor through out the storm country that tho Postal has leen compelled to send messais for delivery east by mail t j Kansas City over the Union i"acific, whose lines are still open." Wire Ghief Rcnner of the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph com pany said: Conditions are unchanged from this morning. The storm is so had we are unable to get linemen out to repair the lines, according to round about reports from the storm center." J. H. Colby, division traffic super visor for the Western Union Telegraph company, said: '-Conditions are worse than we at first thought. No w ire ser vice is available direct to the storm center. We have a wire to Kansas City by Dallas and one to Chicago by way of North and South Dakota and upto St. Paul, but it working badly. Later reports from the torm center show that the storm is growing worse. It seems to be. confined to a strip fifty miles wide from Oklahoma to the (Continued on Page Two) such that it would be wise to issue a short time note, liearing a relatively high rate of interest, and carrying with it the privilege of conversion into bonds bearing interest at a lower rate and having a longer maturity. On the other hand, it might be desirable to make an alternative offer of bonds and notes, leaving the subscriber a choice between the two. Protect Bond Holders Mr. Glass appeared before the com mittee In executive session and his statement later was made public at the treasury. He was accompanied by As sistant Secretaries TJeffingwell and Rathbone. Committee members said that throughout the discussion with the officials, many questions were asked regarding the broad powers sought. The members said it was ap parent that approval would not be given for all the authority that was asked. Exemption from taxation to be car ried by the new issue, Mr. Glass said, would not be greater than that con ferred in tho first Liberty bond act, nor less than exemption from state and local taxes. Mr. Glass added that it was essen tial also to devise some plan for pro tecting the holders of existing Liberty bonds, suggesting that additional ex emptions from taxation be given those who subscribed to the new issue. Steps to set up a sinking fund for the retirement of the war debt were 1 recommended. IT II IS Would Deport Aliens Giving Up Intentions WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. De portation of aliens who surrendered their declaration of intention to become American citizens, in order to escape military service, was urged in the house today by Rep resentative Johnson of Washing ton. o BUTTE, Ment., Feb. 13. Machinists made the first break tonight in the local strike of copper miners, when they voted to return to work tomorrow morning, after a three-day layoff, taken in sympathy with the strikers, and to permit issues to clarify. Besides the machinists employed at the mines, a number of employes of local foun dries and shops who have been out, will return- to work tomorrow, it was announced. P.UTTK, Mont., Feb. 13. "We have sufficient troops in Butie today to handle any situation which might arise," Major George Halloran, In com mand of United States soldiers here, said tonight. Major Halloran arrived last night with two additional com panies of the 44th infantry and spent all of today investigating the strike situation caused by the walkout of members of the Btitte Metal Miners' union (independent) and the Metal Mine Workers' Industrial union No. S00, I. W. W.., Sf. protest against the recent cut in wages of miners of $1 a day. "We intend to see that law and order is maintained in Butte," Major Hal loran said. "In this connection we in tend to co-operate with the ctty au thorities who are handling the situation here. The general situation has im proved, according to all information I have been able to gather." Major Halloran held a number of meetings today. He first called on the mayor and later on the manager of the local street car company. Resumption of street car traffic, it is thought, may take place Saturday, as ttie result of these conferences. During the after noon, a gathering of prominent busi nessmen, labor union officials and members of the county council of de fense met with Major Halloran and stated to him the conditions prevailing in Butte, according to their observa tions. Must Doff U. S. Uniforms All of the soldiers on duty here are now stationed in the. county court iiouse and -other downtown buildings. I Approximately J10.000 was advanced today by the Red Cross to discharged soldiers, to be used in purchasing orders for civilian clothing. An order issued here last Tuesda- was to the effect that all discharged soldiers in Eutte must discard their uniform by today. The same order, it was said here today, was made effective throughout the country, and allows wearing of the uniform by discharged men only when en route o their homes. The order was obeyed here without trouble and the police did no.t find it necessary to make any arrests for the violation of the ruling. Three arrests were made during the morning of pickets who were charged with obstructing me- going to work. No clues were found today which would lead to the arrest of those guilty of e.iloding dynamite under the homo of C. H. Nolan a miner who had been working at the St. Lawrence mine, de spite the strike of members of Butte Metal Miners union (independent) and of the Metal Mine Workers Industrial union. No. 800, I. W. W. No one in the Nolan household was injured by the explosion and only nominal damage was done to the "welling. Cars Still Tied Up Street or traffic was still tied up by the refusal of carmen to take out the cars for fear of violence. It was said tonight that nrovisions would be made by Saturday for resumption of street car service. The striking miners have gained ad ditional recruits, several union organiz ations having voted within the last 24 hours either to strike in svmpnthy or - remain away from work on a plea of. fear of violence. The dynamiting of the Nolan horn,' early today, according to the police. followed threats over the telephone to Mrs. Nolan last Monday. Later the police said Mrs. Nolan had reported she bad again been threatened. A card bearing the numeral "3-7-77" was found on the front door of the Nolan home. These numbers were used in the days of the old Montana vigilantes, ar ' a sheet bearing the same numeral:, was found pinned to the body of Fran!" Little, I. W. AY. agitator, who was lynched here in 1S17. Officials of the two organizations of miners who are on strike declared their belief today that none of their members was responsible lor the ex plosion. 1 NEW YORK. Feb. 13. A. writ of habeas corpus sworn out in an attempt to prevent deportation of 53 aliens, brought here from western cities, was dismissed by Federal Judge Knox today. The court held that the petition for the writ failed to show any violation of the rights of the deportees. However, in view of the contention of attorneys who claimed to represent the prisoners, that refusal of immigra tion authorities to give them access to Ellis Island had prevented them from information necessary to specific al egations. Judge Knox announced that the dismissal was without prejudice. If inspection of the deportation records revealed indications of injustice to any of the prisoners, he stated the wrt, as rclatng to them, mght be renewed. The court declared that he must frown upon any practice of obtaining blanket writs or habeas corpus to re view the cases of persons, perhaps hundreds in number, ordered deported from various sections of the country: This statement was regarded bv at torneys as significant, in viey of Com missioner of Immigration Caminetti's statement that approximately six thou sand persons were awaiting deportation. mwm Mi IE HI HANDLE 1 SITUATION i w JUDGE Fllllfi ARRESTS FOLLOW CLOSE OF BIG MINES NEAR JERK Unemployed Number 6000 More Than 18,000 Affect edToo Few Men Eeport For Work To Comply With Company's Ultima tumShut Down 3 to 8 Months. JEROME, Ari., Feb. 13 Four new arrests were made here late today by department of justice agents, but no disorders were reported as a result of the order of the United Verde and United Verde Extension Copper com panies closing down lor a period of from three to eight months. Men from the 3rd United States in fantry still are patrolling the streets and guarding the mine entrances. The four men arrested today brinft the total held by federal authorities to eleven. Seven men arrested by city officials as traffic obstructors and trespassers have been delivered over to the department of justice agents, who are investigating their actions since coming to Jerome. Jerome District Closed The copper mines of the Jerome dis trict closed down this morning for a period, the manajers said, of from three to eight months, following troubles which started last Monday when the miners and other workers, with a tributary population estimated at 18,000 more are affected. No disorders have been reported so far, but 23 men of the 3rd United States infantry, under Lieutenant John Sellers, are patrolling the streets with bayonets fixed and guarding the ap proaches to the mines. This morning marked the expiratio.i of the ultimatum issued to the men by the United Verde and United Verde Extension, the two largest properties in the district, that if a -ufficient force was not on hand today to operate tne mines and keep the smelters going, they would close down indefinitely or until the copper market imnroved. Last night union leaders, at a big mass meeting, urged the men to go back to work and observe the union ruling that no strike would lie de clared, and work would he continued under protest till ,the arrival of Fed eral Mediator Hywell Davies now on his way here. Too Few Ready to W-rk The United Verde management in formed the unions that if 250 under ground miners reported this morning the mine would remain open. Only IS:' men came on duty, the great majority being machinists and engineers, with i bare sprinkling of underground workers. The shut-down in the Jerome dis trict is practically complete. A fen e" the smaller pronerties are honin-r to reopen when the present trouble mows over, hut the managers of the large companies assert they will aide's by their promise to keep closed at least for six monihs. The present trouble developed Mon day mornin with the 75-cent wage cut. The unions decided not to strike, but to have the men work under pro test till the federal mediator could arrive. Mass meetings were called, the police said, by 1. v. W. agitators, and a general strike wus declared despite the union decision. Then followed ar rests of street speakers and allege! traffic obstructors till, up till this' morning. 42 men had been lodged in jail. To Be Better Camp The mini- cittjs say the workers were intimidated by less than 250 radicals; the men assert the operator broke their federal agreement by mak ing the wage cat. Thev also' object to the arrests of 'he nast three days Following the Jjsing down of the mines in the Jeroia district this morn ing. Assistant Ger.ral Manager Robert K. Tally of the United Verde, one of the two big producing properties of the district, issued a statement in which he charged the men with haviw. allowed themselves to he influenced liv a handful of agitators. '"We have done -ur best to make the position of the United Verde Copper company plain," said Mr. Tallv. "Til men have been deplorably week-kneed They have let a handful of . -V. W. and other agitators tell them what to do. Now the time has come for a 'show-down.' The mines and smelters are closed from three to eight months. When they reopen. Jerome will he a different and a better camp." Moyer is Sorry DENVER, Feb. 3 3. I am sorrv to hear of the action of the copper opera tors in closing their mines in the Jerome district," -,jd Charles IT. Mover president of the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers todav. "but I have hopes to believe that the shut-down of the mines will not last as long as ttiey predict, for I know thar a member of our board of directors is on his way to Jerome with Federal Mediator Davies and I believe he will have influence enough with our men to secure the return to the mines of the number of men asked bv the pro ducers." VILLA AGENT HELD UNDER $10,000 BOND EL PASO, Texas. Feb. 13. Charged with complicity in the theft of a Vick ers machine gun, 3,600 rounds of am munition and seven rifles from the United States army, George Holmes waived his preliminary hearing late today and was held to the United States district grand jury and his bond fixed at $10,000 which he had not given, tonight and - in jail. Holmes claims t- be the representative of Francisco Villa on the border, and the federal officials allege he was obtaining the arms, ammunition and machine guns for Villa's band. Since Holmes was arrested, a Browning automatic rifle, a quantity of uniforms, shoes, over shoes, underwear and ammunition have been recovered, buried on the bank of the Rio Grande near Holmes' ranch. Frank Miller, arrested at the same time as Holmes, -n the same charge, was released on $5,0(") bond pending the action of the grand jury. Since Holmes, Miller and two sol diers were arrested, a complaint has also been filed against Deputy Sheriff Jesse Waldridge at Tsletta, Texas, charging him with being implicated in a conspiracy to smuggle thirty-si horses across the border for Yfti&aa i cavalry.