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VOL. XXXI. NO. r.
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STATE TROOPS
MOBILIZING
1,200 Colorado Guardsmen
Ready in Event of
Outbreaks.
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S EVOKED
Denver, Col., Oct. 80. Twelve com
panies, the entire Colorado national
guard were mobilizing today and
will bo In camp before midnight to
night prepared, to move at once to
any part of the state where 'outbreaks
may occur as a result of the threat
ened strike of soft coal miners. The
Colorado guard consists of about
1,200 men and was ordered mobilized
by Gov. Shoup after numerous re
quests for troops had been received
from all mining camps.
The governor declared that no vio
lence would be tolerated if the strike
order goes Into effect. He will confer
today with heads of the American Le
gion In an effort to secure the assist-
n vi iormer service men in case
of serious riots. .
-J "The right of any man or group of
.1 men to cease their employment must
ff'( be acknowledged," Gov. Shoup said,
I k In hi. AH lTJ.. .nmA
I token the right of every man to work,
Swhen, where and for whom he pleases
must be recognized. I shall see that
the laws of the nation and state are
1 . maintained. I call on all citizens to
support me In thn grave crisis con
fronting Colorado."
Every Law and Resource Called.
Washington. Oct. 80. The United
States government today is pitted
against the United Mine Workers of
America.
Every law and resource of the na
tion was in a state of mobilization
today to save the country from the
HleDitmna rAault ftf a atrllra rt thA
i bituminous coal miners.
Atty.-Gen. Palmer has announced
that the food and fuel control act
! ' will be put Into effect. This law pro
j vide not only for a government con
i w, trol f fuel, but for government op
i ,t.vrHe -nrtnet"leeeOTaryV5r-t
, ders for troop movements to mining
. f centers Were expected today. Presl-
dent Wilson will have before him for
1 his consideration, a plan providing for
the re-establishment of the fuel ad
ministration at least insofar as the
fixing of maximum prices for coal is
' concerned.
The senate was expected to act on
' A resolution introduced by Senator
j Thomas, of Colorado, giving the ex-
r eoutlve branch of the government the
support of the legislative branch in
which a program may be adopted and
authorizing the use of military force.
President Wilson's cabinet has
been called for a special session to
further consider means of protect
ing the health and comfort of the
people. '
"The Illegality of this strike can
end will be established without In
any way impairing the general right
to strike," declared Atty.-Gen. Pal
mer. Enable Seizure of Coal.
' Powers of seizure of coal, formerly
placed In the hands of .the fyel ad
ministration, are likely to be given to
the railroad administration, it was
learned todsy. It is understood that
already plans have been laid for the
I attribution of coal in tne most equn
'i able way possible.
The most effective hope the gov
ernment has of staying a fuel famine
js burled deep In the statement by
Atty.-Gen. Palmer, wherein he de
clared: "I am hearing from many
sources that large numbers of tho
miners themselves do not wish to
) quit work, and will not do so if as-
f th nrotection of the gov
ernment of which they properly feel
, - themselves a part. It Is probably un
necessary for me to say that such
protection will everywnere db given,
or that men may exercise their un
1 doubted right of continuing to work
under such terms and conditions as
thrv shall see fit."
This statement covers the great
hope of the cabinet officials that a
majority of the miners are not be
hind the strike movement, and that
jhey will vleld to the appeal of Presi
dent Wilson to continue their work
If afforded protection.
It is understood mac n is primarily
for the purpose of protecting these
miners who desire to work that troops
will be called into action. Atty.-Gen.
Palmer and other cabinet officials
are Informed that large numbers of
miners in some sections of the coun
try are unorganized and do not con
template striking if they are not in
timidated, while others who are
members of organized unions are
convinced that the strike is Ul-ad-rlsed
and will continue their labor If
rovcrnment protection Is afforded.
Stop All Export of Coal.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. SO. It was re
jorted today that the Pennsylvania
Sailroad company has ordered the
',nnsim nf all exoort coal fromBal-
iimnrA and are recharterlng the ships
;o operate the lines to handle other
commodities, it was jbibo reijuncu
,, th Pennsylvania railroad has
.rA.rfA the seizure of all coal com
i fmm mines on their lines to be
hv the railroad company for
Arid to provide for ships and
public utilities. ;
Embaroo at Pirtsburoh.
Pittsburgh, Oct. SO. An embargo
on coal deliveries, more stringent
than anv during the war, was put
J Into enect vy tne rcmimuij nu
ll road here today. The order prohibits
the delivery of bituminous coal to
, i- practically every kind of Industry ex
. ihnn rornirniled 83 national
necessities. Coal cannot even be de
livered to connecting railroads.
Indiana Troops Not Called.
Indianapolis, lnd Oct. SO. No state
troops have been ornerea to tne in-
dtana coal fields and the necessity of
uslng the militia In the coal strike
called for tomorrow night Is not an
ticipated, Gov. Goodrich Informed the
International News Service loday.
"The United Mine Workers have
given every assurance that there will
be no disorder," the governor said.
K'However, we are prepared to meet
any emergency," he added.
Great significance Is attached In
some quarters to the removal of all
but seven companies of militia from
the Calumet steel strike region.
NEED NOT REVIVE
FUEL CONTROL
Garfield Advises Cabinet Rail
road Administration Has
Authority OverCoal.
Washington, Oct 80. Revival of
the fuel administration lo deal with
conditions growing out of the coal
strike is not necessary, Dr, Harry A.
Garfield advised the president's cabi
net today, holding that the wartime
powers of that body now are vested
in the railroad administration, which
will have full authority to distribute
coal to essential industries.
Members of the cabinet said If Dr.
Garfield's suggestion was adopted it
would obviate the necessity of askr
lng congress for money to reorganize
the fuel administration and that the
railroad administration could allocate
coal In accordance with the preferen
tial list in effect during the coal
shortage two years ago.
While revival of the fuel adminis
tration has been urged by govern
ment officials to prevent hoarding
and profiteering, the department of
Justice announced It had power to
handle that situation under the food
control act.
An executive order restoring maxi
mum prices for coal will be issued
by President Wilson, probably today.
Officials would not say what maxi
mum had been determined upon.
Ready to Face Situation.
Considered as one of the greatest
catastrophes that could befall the
country, and by some said to threaten
more far-reaching consequences to
the people of the .United States than
the worll war. the government is said
to etand ready in every, wayo faor ilrmlngham, Ala; Oct Jd.-TheluU
the issue so clearly laid flown by the
coal miners In session at Indianap
olis. The miners declared:
"The Issue has been made, and If
It must be settled upon the field of
industrial battle, the responsibility
rests fairly and squarely upon the
coal barons alone."
Refuted By Palmer.
The federal government, through
Atty.-Gen. Palmer, hns refuted this
statement, declaring the miners' lead
ers last September ordered tho strike,
not only, wjithout consulting the mass
of miners themselves, but without
first giving the operators a chance to
grant the miners' demand or not.
The position of the government re
mains that the striko, under existing
circumstances, is unlawful and that
If carried to Its logical conclusion,
would paralyze transportation and in
dustry, deprive unnumbered thou
sands of men of their right to cam a
living for themselves and families,
put cities In darkness, bring hunger
and cold to millions and, If continued
for one month, leave death and star
vation In its wake. In effect, "it
would be a more deadly attack upon
the life of the nation than an invad
ing army."
Of Short Duration.
Nevertheless, and while conferences
are in progress looking toward min
imizing the effect of the strike upon
the public at large, a faint hope is
still felt In certain quarters that even
If this strike in itself now seems in
evitable, it may be of short duration,
perhaps even of only a few days' du
ration.
To Curtail Consumption.
Secretary Lane announced as the
cabinet met that the government
would not hesitate to curtail the con
sumption of coal In industries 60 per
cent, in order that the coal on nana
and that available from unaffected
nonunion mines might be equitably
distributed to essential Industries.
The curtailment list used by the
war industries board during the war
would be taken as the basis for the
Industries to be supplied, Mr. Lane
said; plants engaged in manufactur
ing munitions might be cut off alto
gether. The current supply of cal from
nonunion mines is sufficient to meet
domestic demands and supply the
needs of railroads and public utili
ties, Mr. Lane said. New England
has stored away a two months' sup
ply, which will take care of all re
quirements for that period.
Must Reduoe Production.
"Industries will probably have to
reduce their production by 60 per
cent, because of the coal strike," ac
cording to Secretary of the Interior
Lane, who today stated he had this
information from the bureau of mines.
"There will be a sufficient production
of coal for domestic purposes and
for the railroads," Secretary Lane
said, "but we may have some diffi
culty in providing for the public
utilities." Secretary Lane declared
that the government officials now see
their way clear to produce 100,000,-
000 tons of coal for current use dur-
inir the winter.
"There la a two months' supply of
coal for New England stored In Bos
ton, and a winter's supply for the
northwest stored in Duluth," Secre
tjirv Wilson said.
Secretary Lane declirred that there
are 600.000 coal miners and out 400,
000 of them will be affected by tho
strike,
"The president will be asked today
to make an order cancelling tne sue
Itention of reetrictions to the price
of coal, which will have the effect of
restoring the maximum prioei. Upon
the making of that order the fuel ad
miniitrator will take auch action as
may be necessary to protect con
sumers both as to price and dittribu
tion of fuel.'
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to Eaek WnflscDim Ponnfagn Stake'
Workers
FAINT RAYS OF
HOPE FILTERING
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Miner?r 1 Receptive of Over
ture 5 Jm Operators Who
f re in Session.
FEr ; AL ACTION IMPENDS
JL$ aPoH". Ind., Oct 80. With
the le of half a million soft coal
myc of the country definitely deter-
jd upon so far as the miners
art wacerned, attention today shifted
to wasnmgton, where government
agencies are formulating a program
to deal with the strike, and to Cleve
land, wherq bituminous operators of
the central competitive district are
meeting today. From these two places
filtered faint rays of hope that an
eleventh-hour solution of the coal
controversy might be reached to fore
stall a tte-up of mines at midnight
tomorrow.
That the miners are still receptive
of overtures from the operators was
indicated today by the executive
board of the United Mine Workers,
which remained in session after ad
journment last night of the confer
ence of mine officials, which drafted
a "statement to the public" declaring
that the strike could not be averted.
For two hours the conference late
yesterday quibbled over the one word
"action" In the statement which, in
effect, was an answer to President
Wilson's plea that the strike call bo
rescinded and finally determined
upon the word "agreement," which
was held to strengthen the miners'
position.
Miners' executives today heard with
Interest hints of federal action to
prevent the tie-up of the mines, and
there was considerable speculation
over the possibility of court action,
but this was held improbable as
every man would have to be served
with injunction proceedings. I
. What appeared more probable was
that the mines would be taken over
bodily by the government for tem
porary administration and operation.
i-uii 4n AHDmi.".
before the storm was apparent In the
Alabama district today, with the op
erators making preparations to re
sist the strike and the miners hold
ing meetings throughout the district
to fuse their strength.
SIOOO Strong In Illinois.
Springfield, III., Oct. 30. Mining of
soft coal at the rate of approximately
85,000,000 tons a year will cease in
Illinois, third largest bituminous coal
producing state in the Union, and
90,000 miners will be idle, when the
miners' strike order becomes effective
at midnight tomorrow. These figures
were furnished here today at miners'
state headquarters and at the Illinois
department of mines and minerals.
Reports reaching the capital from
various parts of the state Indicate
that efforts of industries, particularly
smaller consumers and
muinuuiuan
to obtain coal before the Rhutdown
have reached almost -panic propor
tions In some localities.
15,000 in Alabama.
No statement was to be had from
the operators or miners, other than
the reiteration of the miners that
practically all miners in the district
would obey the strike order Satur
day morning. Membership of the
United Mine Workers in the district
is placed at approximately 15,000 by
union leaders.
Miners ot Walker county are meet
ing today at Jasper, the county seat,
holding a referendum vote on the
Btrlke. The novel situation arose
when certain of the miners contended
that they had not voted on the strike
question, and that they would not
walk out until a referendum had been
taken.
President J. R. Kennemer, of the
Alabama strict. United Mine Work
ers and. Secretary J. L. Clemo, are
expected to return today from the In
dianapolis meeting. Meanwhile, al
though little is being said, increased
activity is noted among the-, state
military. Adjt.-Gen. Hartley A. Moon,
on leave from the army hospital in
New Jersey, where he is being treated
for wounds received In the Argonne,
was In Birmingham yesterday con
ferring with national guard leaders
here.
18,000 Tennessee Miners
Will Join in Walk-Out
Knoxville, Oct. 30. It Is estimated
that 18,000 soft conl miners In East
Tennessee and Southeastern Kentucky
district No. 19. United Mine Workers
of America, will go on strike Friday
at midnight. Officials today stated
no order to rescind the strike edict had
been received and none Is anticipated.
About 220 unions are represented in
the district. Order is being maintained
throughout the district. Federal
troops now in this city, on account of
tne street car strike situation, also are
avatlable for service in the coal fields
in the event of trouble there.
Citizens May Be Called
Out to Unload Sugar Ships
New Orleans, Oct. 30. Citizens of
New Orleans may be called upon to un
load the ships of sugar lying idle in
the harbor. K. Z. Guuthler. formerly
a planter, offers Ao be one of a num
ber to volunteer for work.
Officials of the refineries say that
witmn a few days after the sugar is
unloaded here, a portion of It at least,
will be ready to be put on the market.
Hpnrv Kran. oresident of the local
longshoremen, today declared there is
sugar stored In warehouses here and
that two-thirds of the sugar awaiting
unloading from vessels Is destined for
France. Striking longshoremen will
not return to work, he says, to get
enough sugar, unloaded to relieve the
shortage. ,
SENATE PLEDGES
ITS SUPPORT
Adopts Thomas Resolution
Calling on Administration to
Sustain Law and Order.
TEXT OF THE RESOLUTION
Republicans Fail to Check
Consideration Measure
". Amended.
Washington, Oct. 80. Unanimous
consent was given by the senate to
day for the Immediate consideration
of the resolution of Senator Thomas,
uemoorat, Colorado, proposing that
congress declare its support of the !
administration In maintaining law
and order during the threatened coal
strike.
Senator Lafollette, republican, Wis
consln, proposed to amend the,
Thomas resolution by adding a clause
by which congress would "assure the
coal miners that they will in like
manner be supported In all lawful
means to protect their rights."
A motion by Senator B'all, republi
can, of New Mexico, to table the
Thomas resolution and all amend
ments was defeated 67 to 6. The latter
were Senators Fall, Fernald, France,
McNary, Nelson and Norris.
After nearly four hours debate, the
senate today adopted a resolution as
suring the administration of the sup
port of congress in maintaining order
during the "present industrial
emergency.'
Senator Lafollette, republican, Wis
consin, offered, but later withdrew,
an amendment proposing assurance
to the coal miners of their lawful
rights.
As finally adopted aftor Innumera
ble changes, interlineations and dele
Jons, with criticism of the coal miners
stricken out, the senate resolution,
which requires the concurrence of
the house but not President Wilsons
aproval, provides:
That we hereby give the national
administration and all others in au-
thority the assurance of our constant
continuous and unqualified support in '
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inwfni mon mo h na to I
meet the present industrial emer
gency and in vlnclatlng the majesty
and power of the government in en
forcing obedience to and respect for
the construction and the laws, and In
fully protecting every citizen in th
maintenance nnd xerclse of hla lw-
fnl'Jrfe-hts stjlri fn'fhA nh3frMnicli4
this awful obligations " .J,i.-il
One preamble retained of the many
In the original Thomas resolution re
cites that protection of life and prop
erty is the governments paramount
duty. Declaring he was "tired of
seeing a hundred and ten million
people get down on their hands and
knees and crawl for half a million"
Senator Myers declared he was in
hearty accord with the. evident lnten-
'lon of the administration to
use
the
force If necessary to vindicate
law.
Operators Will Prevent
Increase in Coal Price
St. Louis, Oct. 80. The operators will
use all of their power to prevent any
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me pnee or coal, according to a Btate-
ment by Thomas T. Brewster, bead of
the coal operators' scale committee
here today.
Mr. Brewster also stated that so far
as is known, the attempts to take ad
vantage of the present situation to
boost the price of coal have been few.
When the statement from Washing
ton relative to the government officials
endeavoring to obtain reports from coal
operators regarding the announcement
last night by Mr. Brewster that no at
tempt would be made to run the mines
Saturday, was shown to Mr. Brewster,
he said: "We are going under the idea
that the miners will obey the strike
call. If they do, the mines cannot oper
ate, because we will have no miners. I
did not speak for nonunion mines. The
case is simple. We cannot operate
without miners and our mines are
unionized. If the miners obey the
strike order, we will have no miners
to operate our mines."
Both Hard and Soft Coal
Affected by Palmer Order
Washington, Oct. 30. The restoration
of maximum prices will apply to both
bituminous and anthracite coal, Atty.-
Gen. Palmer stated this afternoon. The
attorney-general returned to the White
House for the purpose of drawing up
sn order for the president's signature
restoring maximum prices.
Alabama Miners Not
Satisfied About Strike
Jasper, Ala., Oct. 30. Dissatisfaction
among union miners of walker county
cropped out at a meeting held here this
morning with V. Blackwell, who was
deposed Tuesday ss president of Bank
head local No. 345, because he does
not believe the strike should he called
at this time, leading the bolting ele
ment. Orders of the United Mine Workers
will be obeyed although the strike Is
not wante by the majority, according to
reports reaching Jasper.
Showers, Says Billy 'Possum
I'm a dandy, In
my opinion, ana
all the girls are
stuck on me, and
I cause conster
nation wherever
I may be. I hang
n round the soft
drink stands,
looking for a
chance to see the
girls who flirt
with anything in
pants. I'm a
masher and a
mollycoddle, as
by my picture you will see. Why, I
gei drunk and start a fight on a cup
of tea.
The weather? Showers tonight and
Friday: moderately warm tonight;
cooler Friday.
INSISTS ALL MINERS ARE
BEHIND PROPOSED STRIKE
Indianapolis, Oct. 0. "That
Is not so," declared John L.
Lewis, when told that govern
ment officials believe the mass
of the miners are not back of
the strike. "That la only
Washington's view. The men
are all behind the strike and
already many miners have quit
work In advance of the hour
set by the striko order."
There is "absolutely no need"
of sending troops to the mining
regions, Lewis declared, add
ing: "The men don't want pro
tection." The executive board went
Into session shortly . before 11
o'clock, and It was said a state
ment might be forthcoming
after noon.
Probe of Circumstances
Of Jenkins Case Ordered
Matthew Hanna, of American
Embassy at Mexico City,
to Make Report.
Washington, Oct. 30. A thorough
investigation of the circumstances of
the kidnaping by Mexican bandits of
William O. Jenkins, American con
sular agent, has been ordered by the
state department, Assistant Secretary
of State Phillips announced today.
Matthew Hanna, assistant seoretnry
of the American embassy at Mexico
City has been ordered to Puebla to
Invcestigate reports that th kldnap
ihg of Jenkins was a conspiracy to
discredit the Mexican government,
Secretary Phillips said. Hanna has
been instructed to make a report on
all of the circumstances of the case.
The state department Is without
further advices as to the charges of
conspiracy in the kidnaping d Jen
kins, it was announced.
George Creel's Committee
Charged With Negligence
Washington, Oct. 30. Thd commit
tee on public Information, headed by
George Creel, cost the government
1 A. at ft im nfin II X . M 14
"v," ,.J . i
h'' "cirth,"cIn 2 .'"h
"P0? "WmX Tfr. nlt
say the committees affairs cannot
wound up for six months because of
the confusion.
Chairman Creel and other officers
of the committee are charged with
gross negligence In handling the gov
ernment's funds In a report by E. K.
Kllsworth, of the Council of National
Defense, appointed to liquidate the.
committee's affairs.
' The- committee, issued, hundreds Of
checks fot Individual expenses far
In excess of the $1,000 maximum
limit fixed by congress, tho report
says. They ranged, it adds, from
$100 to $500,000 and were issued to
between 400 and BOO persons, who ad
vanced parts to other persons, mak
ing final accounting to tho govern
ment extremely dlltlcult.
Mr. Ellsworth said he was refusing
to pay some accounts approved by
Chairman Creel.
Borah Upholds Miners in
Demand for Higher, Wages
Washington Oct. 80. "The bitu
minous mine workers are right In
their demands for higher wages,"
Senator Borah, republican, Idaho, de
clared in the senate this afternoon.
"The miners are entitled to living
wage," he said.
Hn opposed tlie Joint resolution
providing that congress give the na
tional administration and all others
in authority assurance of its "con
stant, continuous and unqualified
support" in the impending coal strike.
When Senator Thomas, democrat,
of Colorado, author of the measure,
called it up, Borah based his opposi
tion to it on the ground that its pre
amble stated that the miners 'have
arbitrarily rejected the president's
earnest counsel for compromise" and
"otherwise convicted the miners out
of court."
French Labor Extremists
Would Call Strike Nov. 7
Paris, Oct. 30. (A. P.) The ab
sence from Paris of Leon Jouhaux,
president of the General Federation
of Labor, who is on his way to the
United States to attend the interna
tional labor conference at Washing
ton, has caused the extremists in the
federation of labor to make an at
tempt to organize a general strike
for Nov. 7.
Keen opposition to M. Jouhaux and
the other four delegates to tho Wash
ington conference developed before
the mission's departure. The ex
tremists opposed the voyage, claim
ing Frenrh labor should not collab
orate with certain classes attending
the conference, which they consider
harmful to the French worklngmen's
interests.
Many Arrests Soon for
Violation of Food Act
Washington, Oct. 30. Many new
arrests in a number of states for vio
lations of the food and fuel control
law are expected soon by the depart
ment of Justice.
Gen. Palmer made It clear today
the government's preoccupation with
the coal strike had not slowed up the
campaign to reduce living costs. Since
the criminal amendments to the food
and fuel control law have been added,
the department of Justice has been
preparing to prosecute cases on evi
dence previously obtained. As a re
sult, it was said, indictments might
be expected soon throughout the
country of persons guilty of flagrant
hoarding and profiteering.
POLICE CONTINUE DRJVE
Cleveland, O., Oct. 30. Continuing
their drive agninst radicals, police last
night raided a West Forty-fourth street
house and arrested ten alleged "reds.
Communist and bolshevist litetnre
was louna. ine ten, nowtsver, are nui
believed connected with the terrorist
movement, eiuht alleged hiemhers of
which have been arrested, seven here
and one In New York.
HUSBAND MAY
BE PROSECUTED
Tom Gardenhire May
Charge Complicity
Father's Death.
Face
in
INQUEST WEDNESDAY
Turning from his own flesh ' and
blood, Joining with his wife and as
suring her that she was Justifiable
in the sight of God In killing his own
father, Tom Gardenhire may be pros
ecuted by his own brothers for al
leged complicity In the death of T.
S. Gardenhire, Sr.
Two ot the brothers consulted W.
J. Counts, attorney for tha family,
In regard to the prosecution of young
Gardenhire. After talking with them,
Mr. Counts advised them to wait until
their father hod been burled before
they took any steps.
In the course of their conversation
with Attorney Counts the brothers, it
was stated, told of Gardenhire's trip
from Rome last week to see his fa
ther. He went to the factory where
his father was at work, and, accord
ing to the Information furnished
Counts, told his father he had c me
to kill him if he did not ancrwer one
question.
The father asked him what the
question wus, and Gardenhire Is said
to have then asked if he had wronged
the young man's wife. The attorney
was informed that the father there
upon made insinuations against the
character of the son's wife, but de
nled that he had been intimate with
her.
Additional Information coming tn
Attorney Counts, it is stated, was
that Tom Gardenhire, Jr., said he
guessed he would have killed his
father if his wife had not done the
deed.
Young Gardenhire stated In the of
fice of Mrs. Itaohael Marshall, police
matron, Wednesday that his wife left
a note on the table at their home in
Rome asking him not to worry, as
she would be all right.
Gardenhire was shocked to think
that his own father had betrayed
him, he sold. He felt that his wife
S&JKW t0 ?n-w theCsljrVdetit iiwla.
The preliminary hearing of Wn.
Gardenhire is set for Friday's session
ot ponce court.
Coroner's Verdict Murder. j
A Jury empaneled by Coroner Jack!
O'Donohue returned a verdict
AVednesday afternoon to the effect
that the killing of Tom Gardenhire,
Sr., was premeditated. Tho inquest
was held at Wann's establishment on
Mitchell avenue and only three wit
nesses were examined. They wereJ.
S. Downs, who heard shots fired, and
Patrolmen Orvllle Bass and Frank
Burns, the officers who arrested Mrs.
Gardenhire. The Jury was composed
of A. J. Booth, M. H. Douglas, Max
Brener, Fred Brooks, C. K. Brooks,
I. Kopetotski and W. R. Kissenger.
Mrs. Gardenhire makes no denial
of tho shooting, but on the other
hand frankly admits that hn Avert
five shots at Gardenhire after going
to his home and talking to him. She
d en not deny that she concealed the
weapon In a sack of bananas and
that she fired the first shot at closo
range. Neither does she deny that
she came here for the special pur
pose of killing her fathpr-ln.lnw
She says she will tell the whole story
iu iiih court una jury.
Funeral jiervlces over the body of
Tom Gardenhire, Sr., were held from
the residence of L. R. Gardenhire,
3611 Avenue M, East Lake, Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. J. N.
Bull officiated. Greenwood cemetery
"o me piace oi interment.
Mrs. Gardenhire said Thursday that
two days after she removed to thn
country with her father-in-law h m
her a young woman by the name of Hell
Bell Jerkins brought suit for damages,
here a few years ago and he took the
Kin 10 nis nome and saw that she
was cared for until she recovered,
liclle ejrklns brought suit for d.nm irn.
according to Mrs. Gardenhire's account
of what Gardenhire tcld her. and on
day when the girl and Gardenhire were
walking on the side of Missionary
ridge he struck her with brass knucks
and when he saw she was dead he got
some tools from a house nearby, dug
a grave, ounea ber and then took
ti.uvu irora ner pocKemooK.
Mrs. Gardenhire said he told her two
stories about the crime and admitted
after he had told the first one that he
naa not tola the truth.
The records of the circuit court show
mat a young woman by the name of
jsene jerkins Brought suit against the
railway and light company for alleged
injuries received In an accident. She
was represented by Attorneys Hay and
niianer. i ne case was compromised
for Jlno and the young woman's part
was Alter yw had been levied on.
t Is understood that she had only $10
I. V.
No one who was questioned remem-
nerea anything about tne girl disap
pearing. Attorney Ray was not cleur
aoout tne facts In the case.
Mrs. Gardenhire said she thought
liaraennire s reason for telling her the
story of the Jerkins girl was that
something might happen to her If she
reiusea nis advances.
Attorney T. Tope Shepherd has been
retained to represent the accused
woman ana her husband.
Lnter, Attorney John W. Ray, when
told of Mis. Gardenhire's statement
that Gardenhire claimed ne took care
(Continued on Page Five.)
150,000 Hard-Coal Miners
May Strike in Sympathy
Washington, Oct. 30. A strike of
150,000 anthracite conl miners. In
sympathy with the bituminous min
ers, may be expected if the govern
ment undertakes the prosecution of
the officials of the United Mine Work
ers or attempts to compel the oper
ation of the mines through use of the
nrmy, declared Kdgar Wallace, a
Washington representative of the
United Mine Workers, today.
Woman Who Killed
Her Father-in-Law
v i x v
Mrs. Maggia Gardanhirs, Hald On
Murdar Charge, Upheld By Her
Husband.
MINERS ASSAIL
WILSON'S PLEA
President Lewis, Behalf of
Unions, Reject Offer From
Secretary of Labor.
Indianapolis, Oct. 30. A diract at
tack upon President Wilaon's course
in the coal atrika situation as "the
climax of a long aeries of attempted
usurpations of executive power'1 was
made today by John L. Lewis, acting
president, and tha executive board of
the United Mine Workers of Amer
ica. Tha attack cams in a long tale
gram to Secretary of Labor Wilson,
replying to a messaga from him de
livered to the conference hers yester
day of soma fourscore officials and
leaders of tha union.
The telegrams constituted the first
exchange of views between the ad
ministration and the union. While
the telegram from Secretary Wilson
reached hero yesterday, the reply
was not completed until today, when
it was submitted to the executive
It wris
understood tho reply was approved
"by unanimous vote. ' Union hend-
tiuartprs refused to give out the sec
retary's message, saying that Its pub
lication wns something for the sender
to approve.
Fiercely Partisan Document.
Lewis assailed President Wilson's
plea to tho miners to rocall their
strike order as a ' fiercely partisan
document" and as "threatening this
mine workers with sanctified peon
age." He declared that the miners'
attitude Is unchanged. The state
ment was In reply to a telegram from
secretary Wilson read at the con
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c. . , ... ..,;. v.m.m..o j,eBU:i.my
The reply Indicated the secretary
offered to call a conference of the
miners and employers, which offer j day legislation In various countrts. -was
accepted in the following lan- "In Bnlt of thB impersonallzatlon f
guage:
"We rhall hold ourselves in readi
ness to attend any Joint conference
which may be arranged by you upon
fair basis, and stand ready to re
convene in the international conven
tion of our organization whenever our
scale committee has received an
honorable proposition for presenta
tion to such convention."
Block Kitchin's Effort to
Approve Wilson's Act
Washington Oct. 30. Efforts of
Representative Kltchln, democrat, of
North Carolina, to have the house act
immediately on a resolution approv
ing President Wilson's statement de
claring the threatened coal strike un
lawful were blocked today by object
ions of republican members.
Mr. Kitchin's motion for immediate
action was made after Republican
Leader Mondell had announced he
had no Information from the judiciary
committee as to possible action on the
resolution.
While declaring it the duty of every
member of congress to state his posi
tion on the strike Mr. Mondell said he
doubted the "wisdom of approval or
tabllshlng a precedent of approval or
disapproval of the acts of tho exec
utive." MAY CLASH WITH COURTS
Nashville, Oct. 3(1 'Special.) A ru
mor reached NashvilK iy that J. H.
Lawson, accredited being a fuc
tor In the Knoxville uatlon, was
coming to Nashville. city authori
ties were not prepared eo say what
steps would be taken eliould Lawson
come here. He Is under injunction
from Chancellor Newman not to or
ganize street car men here. These men,
however, are already organized.
Government Operation of
Roads Involves Billion
Washington, Oct. 30. The Cummins
bill, providing for the restoration to
th government approximately $225.
(KlO.flffl advanced to the railroads for
equipment by the railroad administra
tion during U.n was. was passed by the
senate this afternoon without a roll
call or a formation of a federal corpo
ration for the purpose of taking over
the railroads' obligations Is provided in
the measure, which now goes to the
house.
Senator Cummins, chairman of the
senate Interstate commerce committee,
and author of the bill, estimated the
government operations of the railroads
has involved the expenditure ot $1,000,
000.000. SENATE CALLS FOR REPORT
Washington. Oct. 30. The senate
commerce committee this afternoon
voted to recommend to the senate that
the shipping board be called upon for
a complete report ot all Its activities.
HOPE OF RESCUE
is abandoned:
Fire Breaks Out In Rear of
Rescuers They Are Com
pelled to Fight for Lives.
TWENTY MINERS MISSING
Amsterdam, O., Oct. JO. An hope
of rescuing the twenty miners en '
tombed in mine No. 3, of the Yough-
logheny and Ohio company here, was .
abandoned today when shortly be
fore 8 o'clock officials and state mlns
workers ordered all of the rescue)
workers ouVf the mine.
' This - order was hurriedly Issued!
when fire brokf out behind the res J
cuers In the mine entrjr1 and they ;
were forced to fight their way t4 1
safety. At that time they were wlthik : .
100 feet of the point at which tbt
men are believed entombed. j
Officials were forced to tljrow
cordon of guards about tbe top of '
the mine shaft to keep away member .
of the families of the men entombeal
All night long thoy kept vigil hoplnw
that each one of the rescue partial
working In shifts of forty-elghj
would bring from beneath the ear
at least news of their loved ones. .
The entries are filled with gam, h
mine Inspectors say.
The danger of explosion grew to i
day and state mine Inspectors dew.
elded to keep everyone at least 100
feet from the mine entrance. i
A careful re-chdek this morning
developed that twenty miners are
missing, instead oi nineteen, as first
believed. i
Urged on by the cries of the wive'
and children of miners trapped tn
the No. 2 mine of the Youghioghenr
and Ohio Coal company here, nearly
1,000 miners working In relays of
M-t r -Int.. .1 .
braved danger of explosion In a des- f
perate effort to reach their comrades'. I
Jl IS ioo late. M
u ne men were trapped Just veyow "
entry No. 14 of the mine, yestet' ';
morning at 9:15 o'clock, whenTL '
started by an over-heated armateffe
broke out In the main shaft.
The last party to come out of the
mine said that the walls of the mam
entry were falling In as they cam "
out. The fire, which first swept ',
through the wooden construction la
the mine, has communicated to tlrf
coal. This is generating deadly gasetf
and made the work of rescue the last
few hours one of terror.
., Officials. expressed the fear thatifti
mine tragedy may culminate ll .
great wrploston.
" "If ' the flames and gas come to -gether,"
said a member of the statl
rescue tnund, "It wilt shake the coun
try for miles." . . i .'..
Firefighters continued their efforts
today to check the flames. Contents
of a huge water tank emptied In the
mine hnd no appreciable effect, ;
. i
World Congress of Women ;
Hears Secretary Baker'
: vmaningron, uci.
30 The Interna
world n? vnmpa
fonai con(freg(, of
1 lt .iiff1 tnfln v tn an oiiHrAas K Haiiwa
: turr Baker tin reports frnm their nn
delegates on the status of elirht-hour
I about in the last fifty years" Mr.
j Baker said, 'the social ronsctence has
tiren educated up, and the atmosphere
of society Is today receptive towards
proposnls for beterment of individuals.
I am not nfrald that he aftermarth of
war will bring a lowering of the sense
of social ethics. We shall hold all of
tho gains that have been made by the
masses and go forward men and
women, as equals in the mills and at
the polls, common citizens of communi
ties to make sure that all hold the rlsbt
o live and grow."
Strike of Independent '
Plants Is Called Off
Chicago, Oct. 30. The strike ot
Bteel and iron workers in the Calu
met district was called off today In
sofar as it affects independent steel
Plants with unexpired contracts with)
the workers, according to word re
celved here from Gary, Ind.
Notice was received In Gary thatl
the strikers' national committee had
ordered the men in these Independ-'
ent plants to return to work.
The battle between the steel oper-i
ators and the Workers automatically
narrows down to a fight on the
United States Steel corporation as a
result of the action of the strike
committee.
Demands Reparation for
Sinking German Fleet
Paris, Oct. 30. The supreme coun
cil today decided to impose full repar
ations upon Germany for the sinking
of the German fleet at Scapa Flowt
where it was Interned.
The British ha'.e promised to turn
over to France certain German ships
to make good French ships lost dur
ing the war.
DRUNKEN MAN CLEARED .
New York. Oct. 30. Magistrate Da
sitting in a Brooklyn police court t
day suspended sentence on a man co.
victed of drunkenness on the grour.
that "a good many hyprocltce In con
gress have created a condition where
bv ft good many Amerlcnn citizen
Will be deprived of their personal
rights."
LOST AND FOUND .
BUNCH of keys, lost between Boss
vllle and Chattanooga: has name E.
Zazalell, Railroad T. M. C. A.. A
lanta, ()a. Tlease return to E. E. Zi
salcll, Kossville, Ga. Maple st.
GLASSES Near end of St. Elmo c
line SunJnv morning: one pair of nos
glasses. Finder please phona Walnt
6828. Reward.
NOTICE If party who gave money fo
purchase of blanket at sMe last Frl
day will cnll Walnut 8185 and pay f
ad money will be returned.
For Other Lest and Found, See
Ad Page.)
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