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THE WEATHER
FAIR
ESTABLISHED 1873
THIRD TICKET
PLAN OF N.'
TO COMMITTEES
Convention Meeting Here Del
egates Power to Decide a
Course in Fall Election
E E O I E N E W S
Delegates to Raise Money for
It, Not Turning It Back
to National Body
Whether a third ticket will be put
ir^ the field in the fall election en­
dorsed $y the Nonpartisan league
will be decided by a special commit
teei of 15 and the league state ex­
ecutive committee. This decision Wafc
reached jin the state-wide convention
which. closed here at midnight Satur
day night.
League delegates discussed three
'phases of this matter—filing the tic­
ket "front top to bottom," endorsing
three candidates for the Industrial
Commission offices or utting up no
ticket at all. The-delegates debated
.whether placing candidates in the
field as Independents wffuld help or
hurt the league.candidates nominated
in the Rppublicpn priuary,!With par
ticular concern as to the effect of
the action upon the candidacy of
Lynn J. F,razier for United States
senator.
Prevailing opinion was for placing
at least candidates for the Industrial
Commission offices, but delegates de­
clared that developments politically
could not be foreseen and that it was
thought best to leave the matter to
a committee. The committee of 15 is
composed of five members from each
congressional district.
•Concern was expressed^ by dele­
gates as to the attitude the Republi­
can national congressional committee
will take toward the candidacy of Mr.
Frazier. Demand was voiced arid will
be placed squarely before the com­
mittee, asking that the Republican
national organization support him as
it promised to do for Col. Brookhart
in Iowa, Beveri&ge in Indiana, and
Pinchot in Pennsylvania.
Members of the committee from
the Second congressional district are:
Fred Graham,'Ellendale B. C. Lar
kin, Eddy county John L. MikTcle
thun, Griggs county C. C. Lauder,
Jamestown Mrs. Craig, Benson coun­
ty.
To Continue Courier-News.*
Most of the Saturday night session
of the league convention was devoted
to discussion of the affairs of the
Fargo. Courier-News, league daily or­
gan. The newspaper is owned, A. C.
Townley told the delegates, by the
National Nonpartisan Publishing
Company, under control of the league
national executive committee and is
now under control of the North Da­
kota state executive committee under
'•i
a contract whereby the executive
committee was given charge of its
editorial policy but prevented from
increasing the indebtedness.
Townley suggested to delegates
that the newspaper be turned back
to the national committee. After
prolonged discus^iin he pledged''him
self to continue its pub'li&ti'ori as a
league organ until after'the Novem­
ber election. The d'elegat&s, however,
wanted the neW&papcr to continue
under the state committee. During
a recess 'upwards of $900 was pledged
toward the $5,000 declared necessary
to maintain the paper for the next
three months, and delegates prom­
ised to try '$nd raise the rest-of-the
money. Tfie WomeVi Nonpartisan
League club's of the" State Will' ixi'
called upon to helj/.'
TJhe Courier-News has always- lost
money, Townley told the delegates,
except during the first year. A state­
ment of finances was presented by
W. J. Church, chairman of the state
committee. He said that about $8,
000 has been paid the Courier-News
by the executive committee in the
1
last three months, of which he said
all but about $1,700 went to pay the
cost of printing the German Leader,
the Tidende, the North Dakota Lead­
er. sample ballots and campaign lit­
erature. John H. Bloom, manager,
estimated there would be .a deficit
of $5,000 in the next three months
but expected the newspaper to be­
come a paying proposition in the fall.
Townley Intimates Sale.
Church called upon the delegates
who'declared they wanted to contini^e
the Courier-News, to sign negotiable
paper for $5,000. He told the dele
gates Tie .had signed accommodation
notes for the newspaper but that he
was through, and that if the matter
*^-ere left to the executive committee
the newspaper would be turned back
to the national committee. The re­
sult was the raising of money and
pledges to keep the newspaper going
for a time.
Townley indicated to the delegates
that if the newspaper were turned
back to the national committee it
would be sold. He said that it would
be sold to a progressive publisher,
*if possible. Asked concerning the in­
debtedness of the paper he said there
was $43,000 against it and that on*
offer of $45,000 had been made for
it The paper is worth more, he
added.
Delegates who di^l not take kindly
to the offer made by Townley earlier
(Continued on Page 3)
Js
This shows the scene of the ex-,
plosion of an artillery shell, sup
posed to be a "dud" that killed eight
children at Watertown, N. Y. The'
shell, which had been standing on
the back porch of a house owned byj
Edward G. Workman, was picked up!1
two years ago by Edward Sal
isbury, 16, one of the victims,1
while on a berry-picking excursion.:
It was kept as a souvenir of war^
days. The children, including two of,
the Workmans, were playing in the
back yard of the Workman homej
when the explosion came. Its causb
is not known. The upper picture,!
taken half an hottr after the blast, I
shows the wreckage that remained,
in the rear yard. Bodies of the vic­
tims had been covered with paper. I
The picture below shows the wreck-1
ed rear porch before it had been I
disturbed. The bole torn in (he wall
is where the shell stood. Windows
a a re
the blast.
FT. YATES ASKS
COMPLETION OF
RAILROAD, LINE
authorities.
Would Divert Highway
The fact that an effort is being
made to divert the Capital-to-Capital
•highway from the route as first de­
termined was brought to the atten­
tion of the commercial club. In­
stead of running from Isabel
through McLaughlin, Fort Yates and
Solen, the proposed change would
route the highway through Mcin­
tosh and on the Metigoshe trail.
The club hopes by taking the right
action, in cooperation with other
towns, to prevent such a proposed
change. As it is, the trail from Is­
abel to Bismarck over the present
route is practically completed and
has been properly marked from Bis­
marck to below McLaughlin. If
such a change as some contemplate
were to be made, a road would have
to be built from Isabel to Mcintosh,
over a rough country where road
building is difficult-and costly.
To Mark Grave
The commercial club have also de­
cided to place suitable signs where
the Capital highway joins the Red
and Yellowstone trails, for the pur­
pose of inviting the passing tourists
to visit many points of historic in­
terest in and about Fort Yates, and
especially the grave of Sitting Bull.
A suitable camping ground will be
prepared' for them here.
interests
rounding
HUNTING "DUDS" IN WATERTOWN WHERE EIGHT LITTLE
CHILDREN DP WHEN SHELL, WAR RELIC,
&
Ft. Yates, N.J)., July 17.—A com­
mittee, consisting of P. J. Jacobson,
J. R. Hanley and J. R. .Tu-rner was jate yesterday afternoon
appointed at a mass meeting of the
citizens of Fort Yates called for the
purpose of reorganizing the com-,
mercial club, tc^ gath'er .together in
statistical form the necessary facts!
to be submitted the proper officials!
of the N. P. railway, showing the:
large amount of business that rail­
road would gain by laying the rails
on the grade from Cannon Ball to
Fort Yates—traffic which at the
presbnt time is handled almost en­
tirely by the Milwaukee.
The commercial club has received
information which is most encour­
aging as regards the coming of a
railroad to Fort Yates.
ST^UCHADAMAGE
a)-.
Wants Northern Pacific
Build on to Ft. Yates
from Cannon Ball
(By the Associated Press)
Des Moines, la,, Julys~l-7«-rThe.
heavy rain storm df, the 'last '48
hours did ponsideralbe damage toj
crops, caused a suspension of tele­
graph and telephone communication
to a number of points east and north!
of Dcs Moines and did some damagej
to property, according to reports re-j
to
MUCH BUSINESS IS LOST
ceived here today.
Damage estimated into hundreds,
of thousands of dollars resulted
from the sevfere wind and rain storm
which struck Boone and vicinity
LEG BROKEN IN
BASEBALL GAME
James Barber, Catcher
Tuttle Team, Suffers Injury
Barber,
of Fort Yates and sur
country so all that is
Officers elected were J. M. Carig
nan, Sr., president J. M. Carignan,
Jr., secretary and P. J. Jacobson
treasurer.
IBANDIT GANG
James Barber? catcher for the Tut-! cd-off shot gun for tseveral nights,
tie baseball team, suffered a broken waiting for an expected raid. The
However, leg during the Tuttlc-prison baseball other robber identified as Roy.Free-
thc'pTo*ple "of" Fort Yates are not go- |game Sunday afternoon at the prison I man was captured when a police car
inir to rest on their oars but
are'here.
determined to see to it that the from third base to home plate, in the: rushed to the scene. Two others es
facts are presented to the proper! inning, slid into Barber with, caped in their automobile, loaded
such forcc as to break the latter with shotguns, pistols, ammunition,
INDIAN COURT
POLICE FIGHT
One ghot and Another Cap
tured by St. Paul Police
During Robbery Attempt
(By the Associated Press)
St. Paul, July 17.—With the shoot­
ing of one bandit and the capture of
another early today during an at­
tempt to blow the safe of the Park
Theater, a^ Park and 'Snelling Ave­
nues, St. Paul police believe they
haVe broken up a gang of shotgun
bandits which $pr the past month
I have been staging raids in the Twin
Cities almost nightly.
on The wounded bandit, who was
identified as J. C.'Ryan, was shot by
Patrolman Ethan Allen, who had been
stationed in the theater with a saw-
A prison team player, running! in the vicinity heard the shots and
right leg below the knee. nitroglycerin and burglar tools.
who is a farmer living near With today's coup St. Paul policc
Tuttle, was rin 'St. Alexius hospital believe they have ended the activity
here today. of the gang which was responsible
The Tuttle team won the game, 6 for a score of robberies in Minnea
to 1. I polis and St. Paul during the past
month, the latest of which was the
holdup yesterday afternoon of the
preventative- against divorces.
Indan speakers declared cheap
lawyers were encouraging divorce
among the tribal members.
GERMANS TO
MAKE PAYMENT
fBy the Associated Truss)
Paris, July 17.—The reparations
commission was officially notified to­
day that Germany had deposited
32,000,000 gold marks in designate^
banks to meet her July 15 repara
tions payment.
NATIONAL ARMY
IS VICTORIOUS
By a unanimous vote the club
passed a motion stating that all citi­
zens of Fort Yates and the sur­
rounding-country would be consid- rRy the Associated Press)
ered members, of the commercial Dublin, July 17. During the
club, no' initial membership fee be-j week-end operations the ijational
ing required. The purpose of the amy troops captured about 500 pris
organization, as outlined by J. M.' oners from the Republican insurg
Carignan, Sr., is to promote the best ents, it was announced today. These
included 300 captured at Dundalk,
:0
needed for active membership is an ary, and 21 in County Donegal.
active interest in the affairs of the
community.
at Collooney, 54 in North Tipper?
National army troops from Mul
lingar, operating near Kinnegal, thi
morning captured twelve irregulars
in a deserted mansion. A number
of rifles and large stores of ammuni
tion were found and seized.
I
Standard Oil Company collection
•IG pTJTYpOSEDi headquarters in Minneapolis with a
I resultant loss of $2,000.
(Ity the Associated I'ress)
Pierre, S. D., July 17.—'Two thou-: BELIEVED IN GANG
sand Sioux Indians gathered at the,
(Ry U(f Ass0(
Catholic Sioux congress at the Minneapolis, July 17.—Two men
Che'ycnne rivcr^ reservation yestetf-l
.iatPf, p,,.,,,
Captured
day, voted to petition congre|s to ijejjeveci to have been members of
establish an Indian court of domes- gang that escaped from the St
tic relations on the reservation as a
in Affnncapqiis today arc
Paul po
ijcc following the attempted
robbery of the Park Theater.
TRIAL RESUMED
(By the Associated Press)
Los Angeles, July 17.—The second
trial of Mrs. Madalynne Obenchain
for,the murder of J. Belton Kennedy
was resumed here today the defense
continuing presentation of evidnce.
Los Angeles, July 17.—Drama­
tic situations were forecast by
officials at the inquest here to­
day over the body of Mrs. Alber­
ta Meadows, 20 year old widow,
victim of the "hammer murder."
Official plans called for the
presence of Mrs. Clara Phillips,
charged with the crime Mrs.
Peggy .Caffee, chum of Mrs.
Phillips, who gave the county
grand jury the eye witness story
of the slaying that resulted in
the indictment against Mrs. Phil­
lips: A. L. Phillips, oil promoter,
husband of tHe accused woman
who told the sheriff of her alleg­
ed confession of the crime to
HARDING MAY
TAKE DRASTIC
COALAGTION
Reported in White House Cir
cles He May Demand Re­
opening of All Mines
O I E O E I O N
American Flag Would Be
Ordered Planted at Every
Mine Entrance
(By th% Associated Press)
Washington, July 17.—Intimation
was given in well-informed govern­
ment circles this afternoon that the
administration was preparing to take
drastic action within the, next 48
hours in' the coal strike situation.
The president was represented as be­
ing of the opinion that inasmuch as
the miners' representatives had re­
fused government arbitration and tha
bituminous operators were undecided
on acceptance of such a proposal
that the interest of the public de­
manded immediate reopening of the
mines.
With this feeling it was said the
president was prepared to direct the
mine operators to reopen their mines
at once under protection of federal
troops and with an American flag
planted at the entrance of every
mine to be operated. The operators
would be expected to comply immedi­
ately with such an edict.
The president has in mind, it was
further reported, to pay if necessary
for a short time, a royalty on such
coal as would be mined to meet ttye
emergency. If there are insufficient
numbers of non-union miners to
operate the mines when re-opened
under government protection, it was
intimated that, a call for volunteer
miners would feo out from the gov­
ernment, officials believing there arc
thousands of miners who are engaged
in other pursuits who would respond
to such a call.
The same method of dealing with
the railroad situation must be used,
it was said, if conditions soOn do not
change for the better. The adminis­
tration, it was added, is determined
fffifct to be bmlkiid 4ong«* in. its efforts,
to see that the consuming public and
the industries of the country get suf­
ficient fuel.
WOULD BE BLOW
(By the Associated Press)
Springfield, III., July 17.—Reopen­
ing of the nation's coal mines under
protection of federal troops and the
United States flag will be taken as
tantamount to breaking the strike, in
so far as Illinois is concerned, it was
said here this afternoon. State laws
forbid working of the mines by any
persons but licensed miners and as
Illinois is thoroughly organized,
"non-union" miners are practically
non-existent in flfls state.
HEX.BAHWT
(SKILLED
(By the Associated PressJ"
Mexico City, July 17. Euzbio
Gorozave, the bandit leader and one
of his lieutenants were shot and
killed from ambush yesterday near^
Potrero Del La.
De Lalno, is near Vera Cruz, ac­
cording to advices from authentic!
sources jn Tampico today. A news-|
paper dispatch from Tuxpam says,
the bodies are being brought to that
city.
MILL CITY COP
KILLS HIMSELF
Minneapolis, July 17.—While mak­
ing his rounds here early this morn
ing, Patrolman Oscar Peterson step­
ped into a doorway and killed him­
self. He is believed to have been
worried because of an expected re­
primand.
CRITICAL FARM
WEEK OPENS
Fargo, N. D., July 17.—The most
critical week of the farm year in
North Dakota opened last night with
temperatures calculated to check rust
—52 degrees at Moorhcad, Minnesota
and Devils Lake 48 at Williston and
50 at Bismarck.
'HAMMER MURDER' HEARING MAY BRING
OUT MANY DRAMATIC DISCLOSURES
him Dr. A. F. Wagner, county
autopsy physician Eugene Bis
callus under sheriff and other of­
ficers working on the case.
Mrs. Phillips, who was brought
back here yesterday from Tucson,
Arizona, where she was taken
from an eastbound train, sur­
prised officers and all coming in­
to contact with her by her smil­
ing demeanor. She smiled at
everything and everybody from
the time she left the train until
she was placed in a cell adjoin­
ing that of Mrs. Madalynne Ob­
enchain, on trial for the second
time for the murder of J. Belton
Kennedy.
TRIBUNE
BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, MONDAY, JULY 17, 19^2 (Leased Wire of Associated Press) PRICE FIVE CENTS
$3,317,800 IN
FARM LOANS BY
BANK OF N. D.
The farm loan department of the
Bank of North Dakota approved for
closing in two weeks ending July }7
farm loans amounting to $339,700.00,
according to the report of th^ de­
partment today. The resume shows
80 loans were appraised, 119 approved
for closing, 100 sent out for signature
and $148,719.11 was paid in process
of closing 65 loans.
The total amount of farm loans
approved by the finance committee
from January 1 to July 15 was $3,
817,800.00, it was stated.
PEACE EFFORTS
AT STANDSTILL
HOPEABOUNDS
Possibility of Settlement
Based Upon Attitude of
Maintenance Men's Leader
NEAR PEACE IN N. W.
NEW CLOUDS APPEAR.
(By the Associated Press)
Chicago, July 17.—New strike
clouds appeared in the national
railway crisis today as 8,000 sta­
tionary firemen and oilerB swell­
ed the striking shopmen's ranks
and announcements from the
clerk's union and the American
Federation of Railroad Workers
indicated that nearly 50,000 more.,
rail workers may join the walk­
out this week.
Peace negotiations were evi­
dently deadlocked, Ben W. Hoop­
er, chairman of the railroad la­
bor board and voluntarily inter­
mediary, apparently had suspend­
ed activities today, following the
failure of several stormy ses­
sions with the strike leaders last
week. B. M. Jewell, head of the
Federated Shop Crafts, held a
long s'ession with his executive
council last night but today de
claTO&vtaviuul i'lodkjaw^^of^ the
subject.
It was learned, however, that
William H. Johnston, a leading
member of the council as presi­
dent of the machinists and chair­
man of the committee on strike
program had abandoned the Chi­
cago conferences and returned to
his headquarters in Washington.
More than 30,400 members of
the American Federation of Rail­
road Workers, mostly employes
of the New York Central, Phil­
adelphia and Reading, and the
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie, arc
expected to join the strikers this
week. A definite decision will
he reached within two or three
days according to Edwin H. Iios
kins, president of the organiza­
tion. Already 18,000 of his men
on the New York Central at To­
ledo, Ohio and Cleveland, Ohio,
are out, Mr. Hopkins said today.
tion, ,n th« ,.n«r«triko t.m'.o'-
arily were at a standstill today
while railroad heads and strike
leaders expected today's develop
mcnts to indicate more clearly thv
ultimate outcome, however.
Today marked the time limit for
shopmen to return and hold senior­
ity and other rights.
Hopes for a settlement at an early
date appeared to be based chiefly up­
on the attitude of E. F.- Grable, pres­
ident of the maintenance of way or­
ganization, who arrived today from
a conference with President Hard­
ing. Mr. Grable said he would con­
fer with members of the United
States railroad labor board here to
get support to prevent carriers from
requiring maintenance men doing
strikers work. He also said he had
called a meeting of the brotherhood
representatives for Detroit, Thurs
day.
R. A. Henning, general chairman
of the Federated Shop Crafts of the
northwest said only the refusal of
the eastern roads to agree to rcin
tate striking shopcrafts workers
with their full seniority rights was
preventing a settlement in the north­
west.
Extension Possible
Possible extension of the strike
was forecast by William Parker, of
the eastern chairman of railway
workers, that local officials in east­
ern centers were having increasin
difficulty in holding the maintcnanc
of way men at their jobs. He said
twenty per cent of the 70,000 men in
the metropolitan district already
were on setrike.
A message to E. H. Fitzgerald
head of the clerks, freight handlers,
express and station employes union,
said a strike vote of 8,000 clerks on
the Chicago and Northwestern show
cd 93 per cent of the men favoring
a walkout and asking for authority
to strike. A canvass of the strike
vote of the same organization on the
Chicago and Eastern Illinois road
showed 98 1-2 per cent of the work­
ers favoring a walkout, according to
representatives of the union.
Strike ballots are being circulated
by the Brotherhood of Railway,
Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers
and Express employes to its mem
(Continued on Page 3)
nQn
far a8
Reports from Jamestown said the
men on the Northern Pacific affected
by the new st^ke order quit work,
12 in all.
About five men affected by the new
strike of stationary firemen, oilers,
etc., which became effective today,
remained on the job at the Soo line
roundhouse here, according to rail­
road officials.
28 QUIT AT DILWORTH
(By the Associated Prea«
Fargo, N. D., July 17.—Twenty
eight stationary firemen and engi­
neers, oilers and hostlers left their
work in the shops of the Northern
Pacific railroad at Dilworth, Minne­
sota, this morning, according to of­
ficials of that road.
15 OUT AT HANKINSON
Hankinson, N. D., July 17—Fifteen
oilers and stationary firemen here
employed by the Soo line walked out
today.
(By th" Associated Press)
Minot, N. D., July 17—Twenty-four
laborers, including two stationary
firemen walked out at Great North­
ern shops here at 8 a. m. today.
LEAVE IN SUPERIOR
Superior, Wis., July 17.—One hun­
dred stationary firemen and oilers
employed in the local railway shops
left their work at o'clock this morn­
ing.
CLOTH SCHEDULE
IS DISCUSSED
(By the Associated Press)
Washington, July 17. Senator
Lenroot, Republican, Wisconsin,
charged today in the senate and Sen­
ator Smooth, Utah, ranking Repub­
lican on the finance committee, con­
ceded that the section of the tariff
bill imposing an additional duty of
12 per cent ad valorem on fancy cot­
ton cloths was "word foi word" as
proposed by former Senator Henry
F. Lippitt, a cotton goods manufac­
turer of Providence, Rhode Island.
LAST EDITION
SHERIFF KILLED LEADING MEN
IN EFFORT TO BREAK UP ATTACK
ON MINE OF CROWD OF 300 MINERS
Sheriff's Son Tells Story of Fighting Says that, Receiving
Rumors that West Virginia Striking Miners Would At­
tack Mine Near Wellsburg, Sheriff Took Party of Men
and Engaged Large Crowd in Battle, the Sheriff and
Many Members of Attacking Party Being Killed.—Dyna­
mite Exploded Under Mine Tipple and Fire Destroys It
GOVERNOR ORDERS STATE POLICE TO THE SCENE
Wellsburg, W. Va., July 17.—(By the Associated Press)
—The known death list stood at seven this afternoon as a
result of the fight at the Clifton mine this morning between
marchers from Pennsylvania and Sheriff Duvall and his force
of deputies.
The bodies of Sheriff Duvall and six unidentified mem­
bers of the attacking party were brought here this afternoon.
Four wounded are in hospitals and 13 prisoners are held in the
local jail.
Thomas H. Duvall, who was with his father when the
latter was killed, was chosen acting sheriff by the county
court and this afternoon had taken charge of the situation in
conjunction with Sheriff Clause of Wheeling and state police.
T. H. Duvall, who was with hie father at the mine, ^accompanied the
body of his father to their home here.
"There had been rumors for some time that the mine was to be
attacked," Duvall said. "The sheriff had a detail of men at the mine,
but he gathered up a nuipber of others here in Wellsburg and we went
•to the mine! last night. The report was that a big crowd of men were
on their way from over the state line int Pennsylvania and after we
reached the mine the sheriff placed guards around the property.
"Nothing happened until about daybreak when firing began from the
top of the hill above the mine opening. We replied to the fire and the
sheriff ordered the men to move up the hill. They responded, firing1 as
they went. Tfie sheriff reached the top before he was killed. I saw him
a fdw minutes before and he was hurrying after a small, party of the
mob. I suppose he was killed shortly after that because I found his
body there when I came up.
MOB WAS WELL AltMED
"The mob seemed to be armed with all kinds of guns and had abun
dunt ammunition, because they kept shooting even after we had broken
their line and they1 were running over the hill.
"Some of them evidently got in behind us because they exploded a
charge of dynamite under the tipple and it was blown up. I think it
caught fire and waB burned to the ground. None of us paid much atten­
tion to i. We were busy trying to break up that mob.
"I don't know how many of the men who attacked us were kill
There were at least eight for I am sure I saw that many bodies. There
may be others in the woods through which they ran when we went up
the hill. I know a lot of them were wounded, but of course it will take
some time to get the exact number as the less seriously wounded were
Men Also Quit on N. P. at
Jamestown—New Order
Nineteen additional strikers left
the Northern Pacific at Mandan to­
day, according to reports at noon.
They struck in accordance' with the
strike order addressed to stationary
firemen, oilers iand hostlers.
or 400 iii jthe mbli wfille SKelriff D«vall~
had not more than about twenty men with him. The tipple and the
village of Cliftonvllle are in a hollow and the mine opening is on the
hillside not far from the top. The mob gathered in the brush at the top
and onened fire on the tipple. As soon as the shooting began we started
right up the hill after them and from then until they had all disappeared
evwboiy wa„ ahootins W. CApTDBEI
know, only one of our men was killed. We succeeded
l» captu Hng aomt men ln the part,-nine, I telie»e-ana .. brourtt
them here, under guard. None of the dead has been identified.
T*10
19 HORE GO
OUT ATHAHDAH
neW8
was late in reaching
Wellsburg, but as soon as the extent
of the fight became known a call
was sent tb Governor Morgan and
Colonel Jackson Arnold, command­
ing the state police for help. Cap­
tain White, commanding Company A
of the state police was ordered to
move his men from Haywood, West
Virginia, to Wellsburg, without de­
lay, but reported that discontinu­
ance of a Balitmore and Ohio' train
between Fairmont and Wheeling was'
delaying prompt movement of the
men. Sergeant Ruth, in command of
a detachment of state police at
Moundsville also was ordered to get
to Wellsburg as quieky as possible,
and within an hour was on the~ way
with'his force.
Town Is In Furore.
Sheriff Clouse of Wheeling, was
instructed by Governor Morgan to
take charge of the situation at Wells­
burg, and arrived here before noon.
The town jvas thrown into a fer­
ment of excitement, but no immedi­
ate trouble was anticipated by the
authorities, although it is the center
of an important mining region. Some
of the mines in this vicinity have
operated with forces more or less de­
pleted since the strike was called
last April and the Clifton mine was
one of them.
COAL TIPPLE BURNED.
Wellsburg, W. Va., July 17.—Nine
of the men, supposed to be striking
miners from Pennsylvania who at­
tacked the Standard mine, ten miles
from here early this morning are
in jail here and three injured have
been taken to a hospital in Wheeling,
according to information at the may­
or's (flficc here.
The attacking party said to num
bcr several hundred opened fire or
the mine guards and sheriff's depu
ties from surrounding hills early thit
morning. From threes and rocks hign
up in the his, the attackers started
deadly fire, picking off the guards
and deputies, one by one.
After resistance had weakened, the
attackers swooped down on the mine
and set fire to the tipple.
According to information here, the
attackers began arriving in this vi­
cinity about ten o'clock last
by automobile trusk and afoot. The
attack was made about five o'clock
this morning.
Hunting Attackers.
Deputy sheriffs, aided by state po­
ke are reported scouring the sur­
rounding country for members of the
attacking party.
The clerk said tt.at a Brooks coun
tv deputy named Mozingo, was
brought to Wellsburg shortly after
daybreak. He had been shot and was
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