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nntieui Ycnr-xo. sg Price Five Cents OGDEN CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 10, 1920. : ' :
. Millerand Replies To England
CHICAGO, April 10. Started as a freight tie-up, the
railroad strike today invaded the passenger field at New York
where several trains were cancelled while the freight tie-up j
ji - continued to spread among yard switching crews from coast
to coast. v j
In Chicago, birthplace of the "outlaw" unions which j
called the first of the "illegal" .strikes, brotherhood heads and'
railroad officials claimed some slight improvement today. 1
a One encouraging sign was the delivery at the stockyards of,
179 cars of cattle, almost twice as man' as have been moved j
on any one day since the strike was called, April 1 . j
While available figures indicate between 35,000 and (
40,000 railroad men have joined the unauthorized strikes, j
railroad managers here estimated today that at least half a 1
million 'workers in other lines have been forced out of cm-!
ployment by the freight tie-up. - J
I CHICAGO, April 10- Despite ussor
. tions by railroad brotherhood officials
of a break in the ranks of Insurgent
Chicago switchmen and enginemen,
unauthorized railroad strikes through
out the country assumed serious pro
portions today with reports indicating
nearly 35,000 men were idle.
In the Chicago district, regarded as.
the key to the whole situation, some
i strikers returned to work, but from
'a - other sections came reports of new
walkouts and a strengthening of the
insurgents' forces.
Railroads from the Atlantic to the
Pacific coast announced embargoes un "
tiers thousands of workers had been
thrown out of employment as plants,
restricted operations because of lack!
of fuel and raw materials. !
Brotherhood officials declared re-J
ports that 35,000 switchmen and en-,
ginemen were out were exaggerated.
but admitted that the seceding work-;
ers had gained strength outside uij
Few Men Kcturn.
A. F. Whitney, vice president of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainment,
announced that a group of striking
switchmen on the Burlington road had
-returned to work in Chicago last night.
! A committee of strikers from tho Chi
cago & Northwestern line, he said,
would vote today on ending the walk
' out here.
I A statement issued by railroad oin-
cials declared that all Indications were
that the crisis In the Chicago yards
' , had passed.
A Insurgent leaders, however, claimed,
the strike was unbroken in Chicago,
and declared that 95 per cent of the
switchmen In the district were out.
They said twenty charters in the
"rump" union, with 25,000 actual
members, had been issued throughout
lhe country.
ED. C. Esty, who was alleged to have
boasted of being an I. AY. W. and
urged sabotage at a meeting of the
. strikers, was expelled from the new
organization. He was arrested by de
tectives from Stale Attorney. Hoyne's
Packing District Hit.
Approximately fifty thousand stock
yards and packing house workers
have been thrown out of work b'S' the
stoppage of cattle shipments.
The coal supply in Chicago was re
ported to be dwindling, with less than
a week's supply on hand.
At Gary, Ind., twelve blast furnlces
-r- had been banked, throwing 12, 000
steel workers out of employment.
Steel mills in tho Mahoning valley
were preparing to close down today,
and company officials said 35,000
worKers wouia do uue ny nigntiali.
It .Toledo reported all but one of 23
V railroads tied up and a food and fuel
shortage threatened. Freight move
ment west of Cleveland had ceased, it
!was reported, and between 1,500 and
1..S00 employes of nine roads there
voted to organize a yardmen's union
More Strikers Quit.
Switchmen and yardmen on tho
Norfolk & Western and Pennsylvania
railroads walked out at Columbus last
night and early today, and four crews
. on the Baltimore & Ohio were report
ed to have .gone on strike at Dayton.
'. Freight traffic in the St. Louis dis
trict remained at a standstill today
and 3,000 stockyards' workers were
thrown out of work at East St. Louis.
Railroad officials admitted that 5.00Q
men on 27 roads were out In this dis
trict. Both freight and express shipments
were reported under ah embargo at
"Strikers declared that a 100 per
cent walkout had occurred at Kansas
:l .Switchmen on all Voads operating
out of Fort Worth, Texas, walked out
j last night,
j"' Insurgents Get KecrnJts.
Switchmen on four railroads at
s Springfield. 111., voted to join employes
of ..two other roads who went out yes-
! -V: . '
. . .,
tcrday. Yardmen at Bloomington
employed by the Chicago & Alton
were out and a freight embargo was
in effect. At Decatur strikers were
forming a yardmen's union.
Railroad officials on the Pacific
coast struggled today to keep coast
and transcontinental passenger trains
moving while awaiting the result of
an ultimatum that striking employes
would lose their positions unless they
returned to work by 4 p. m. Switch
men and yardmen were reported on
strike in thirteen divisional and ter
minal points in California and Oregon.
Yardmen at Minneapolis and. St.
riolto" join the insurgents. 1
00 !
FORT WORTH. Texas. April 9.
Switchmen on nil roads here quit work
at 11 o'clock tonight in sympathy
with the Chicago strike, according to'
railroad officials.
COLUMBUS, O., April 10. One
hundred switchmen and yardmen em
ployed by the Norfolk and Western
railway hero went on strike shortly
after midnight. Switchmen and yard
men employed by the Pennsylvania
railroad started to walk out early
today. The railroad employs OOP
yardmen and switchmen.
vote FOR striki-:
SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 0.
Switchmen on four of the six railroads
entering Springfield voted tonight to
go on strike tomorrow. Switchmen on
the others struck today.
DAYTON, O:, April y. Just before
midnight four night crews of switch'
nien employed by the Baltimore &
Ohio railroad went on strike. '
MINNEAPOLIS, April, ). Switch
men and yardmen of the Twin City
terminals, In a mass meeting bore to
night, -voted to remain at work.
DANVILLE. 111., April 0. Danville !
switchmen, at a meeting of their union
tonight voted to stand by their na
tional officers and remain" at work.
WASH INGTON, April 10. Popula-'
Uou statistics announced todav bv the
census bureau included; ' "
Corning, N. Y., 15,820, an Increase'
of 2,090, or 15.2 per cent over 1910.
St. Albans, Vermont, 7,582, increase!
1,201, or 18.8 per cent. I
Middletown, 0., 23,591, Inoreaso 10,-4-12,
or 79.4 per cent. ;
Norwaik, Conn., 27,557, increase 3,-3-1
G, or 13.8 per cent. I
Fond du lac, Wis., 23,127, Increase'
1,630, or 21.6 per cent. - N
no1'1 P?1.'t,e' lnd" 5-156' increase 4,-i
G33, or 41 0 per cent.
i oo .
NEW YORK, April 3 0 A portrait
of Will l. Anderson, state superin
tendent of the anti-saloon league,
hung in the window of a tightly locked
I "thirst parlor" In the "tenderloin" to
day as ono saloonkeeper's wordless
comment on the vice probe.
"But this refor mstuff is like a
small bankroll in a jozz emporium,"
the saloonlat said. "It won't last long.'1
Premier Millerand Gives Rea
I sons Why Troops Were
i Sent to German Cities
i )
Need of Maintaining Unity ,
j Among Allies Pointed Out j
j In Diplomatic Document J
I PARIS. April 10 The note sent,
yesterday by Premier Millerand to the'
I British government, in reply to ihe
British note with regard to the action,
of France in sending troops into the;
j neutral zone in Germany says:
l "The French government affirms
first of all that no doubt can be felt
(of the loyally of its altitude. The al-1
I lies, have been constantly informed or
! Its policy and the French government
I has always opposed the entry of sup-,
plementary German troops into the'
Ruhr region and has added that the au-'
thorization for such an entry must
have a counter part In the occupation
of Frankfort and Darmstadt. i
Information Sent.
On April 3 its representatives in
all the allied capitals Informed the
governments to which they were ac
credited (at the same tinie'a copy be;
ing sent to the allied representatives
04Jgaxi8J.luU- -Marshal--Fqchis irieas
ures could no longer be postponed.
Furthermore, the French government
recalled that the matter- concerned the
violation of one of the most solemn
; clauses of the treaty signed by France,
and that the German government had
formally recognized that formal auth-
'orization, given in advance, was noces-
isary for such a derogation and thnt
Franco had the right to ask for ler-
ritorial guarantees.
! Promise Not Enough.
I "How could the government of
France have been satisfied with the
German promise to withdraw the
troops when order had been restored?
(Neither for reparations nor for the
delivery of the war-guilty, nor for coal,
have the allies received the stipulated
"The question could be asked when
the British government,- which no
douty has not measured the danger of
these systematic violations, would step
in the path of concessions. France, in
any case, was obliged to say: 'That Is
Need for Unity.
"The French government is no less
convinced than the English govern
ment of the essential necessity of the
maintaing unity of the allies for the
application of the treaty with Ger
many. This close concert of Franco
and England appears to France equal
ly Indispensable for the equitable so
lution of the vast problems -which are
presented at this moment in the
world in Russia, the Baltic, Asia Mi
nor and all the Balkans."
The note closes with assurance that
the French government, for the pro-1
motion of these ends declares itself1
entirely disposed, before acting, to be1
assured of the consent of the allies
in all inter-allied questions which the
execution of the treaty raises. 1
Situation Better. 1
LONDON. April 10. The reply of
France to, the British note on tie ac-1
lion taken by France in occupying ad- j
ditional Gorman territory was received i
in London today. ,
Officials here view the note as con
ciliatory because of the expressed de
sire of the French for an allied con
In other official quarters the French
note is considered to have rolicved
the tension of yesterday.
Vienna Pleased.
VIENNA. April 10. Satisfaction
over dispatches telling of dissentlon
between Great Britain and Franco rel
ative to the action or the hitter In send
ing troops into German cities east of
the Rhino is not concealed by Vienna
newspapers, which express the hope
that France will be isolated.
. i
Feeling in Germany.
BERLIN. April 10. Great Britain's
disapproval of tho action of Franco In
occupying cities in the' neutral zone
eas.t of, the "Rhine is hailed by news
papers here with moderate expression
of satisfaction. ,
NEW YORK, April 10. No-
tlces were posted in tho Penn-
sylvania stations that "until
further notice tickets to all
points will be sold subject to
. delay duo to to labor disturb-
ances." .
i j A review of the strike situation
I today showed the number of men
I out In cities throughout the country
as follows:
" ; Chicago. 8000.
' St. Loui.. oOOU.
i Toledo. 4000. v
New York -New Jersey, IloOO.
Youngstown. 31)00.
Buffalo, 2000.
Kansas City. 1300. '.
L T.os Angeles, MOO. ',
I Detroit. 1500.
' .Pittsburgh. 1000. -ft'
' Tort Worth. o0()'. 'f'
Columbus, 300.
j San Francisco. I Jo". J1
I Indianapolis. :!50. r
Gnry, Tnd., .".00.
l bait Lake City, you.
Syracuse, X. Y., 250.
Saginaw. .Mich.. 200. ,
t Ogdcn, Utah, 150. ' ' ' '
; Decatur, III.. 107. '
Milwaukee, 100.
; Pocxitcllo. Idaho. 100.
Sprlngrield. 111., 50.
; .Toller, ill., 50.
Scmnton, Pa., 50.
JJSoomlugton, III., 75.
Fort Wayne, Iml., .i5.
Portland, Ore., no estimate.
: )
IMonsters of Air Given Try
j outs in Secret Near Lake
Constance, Reports Say
GENEVA, April 9. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Tho Germans are work
ling feverishly to construct giant com
mercial and passenger airships and
airplanes, according to a report from
iRomanshorn. The first trials of two
! monster machines were successfully
'held yesterday above Lake Constance,
j The airship Nordstern, greatly sur
passing the Zeppelin Bodenseo in size,
.capacity and power, flew for a half
'hour around the lake with a crew of
j seven men. At the same time a new
giant hydro-airplane, whose motors to
talled 1000 horsepower, ; made aerial
trips with twenty passengers.
Both machines "were recently com
pleted at Friederichshavqn, where the
(airship factory is said to have doubled
in size since the armistice and other
I monsters have already been begun.
The Germans are concoaling the re-
suit of the trials and ho reports of
jthem are published in the "press.
Campaign of Misrepresenta- j
tion Is Successful Labor ,
Commissioner Asserts
CINCINNATI. O.. Abril 10! In tho
"preliminary skirmishes" of the
threatened Industrial war "kl busi
ness" has beaten its rival. th trades'
union. Dr. Royal Meeker, commis
sioner of labor statistics of(the de
partment ofabor declared ii an ad- .
dress today before the Cities' blub. Ho
urged co-operation In the struggle
against high prices.
"By a carefully planned ajnd lav
ishly flnancod campaign of misrepre
sentation." Dr. Meeker declared, "big
businessyha3 succceclded In magnify
ing the defects and obscuring or dis
crediting the benefits of publicly con
trolled and managed enterprises."
Contrary to the popular belief, Dr.
Meeker said, profiteering was ;tho ro
sult and not the causo of liiglv, prices.
Increase of prices, he said, was to bo
attributed to two causes doubling of
tic quantity of currency and decrease
in tho quantity of goods. Tho prof
iteer, was the result of these condi
tions. . no
COMPiEGNB, France, April ).
Shipments, of German cattle into
France In accordance with the terms
of;the Versailles' treaty, have begun.
Committees to Reorganize to
! Look After Interests of
i Workingmen in District
Leaders Continue to Express
Resentment at Advance
Of Reichswehr
DUSSELDOTvF, April 9. (By the
Associated Press.) The three remain
ing executive committees of workers'
organizations in the Ruhr district,
those at Dussoldorf, Elberficld and
. Carmen, will dissolve Saturday noon.
J relinquishing their goVcrnlng authori
ty to tho municipal officers. -
Peter Bcrter, tho head of the com
mittee here. said today that all the
committees in the district had decided
to reorganize as committees of ordex.
which would look after tho interests
of the workingmen.
Berter alleged that the reichswer
had violated their agreement by the
arrival of an officer and 15 men at
red headquarters today, demanding
tho surrender of two machine guns.
These wore refused, and upon an ap
peal to tho burgomaster tho reichs
wehr departed, whereupon the reds
put ono of tho maciilnePiinjtcailx.
-ror afTSnJeTorTlTTelr
More than 20,000 rifles hae been
surrendered as provided, for in tha
Bielfeld agreement.
The workmen's leaders continue to
express resentment at the steady ad
vance of the reichswehr southward, J
tho latter arriving- today at Ratingen
and Mettmann, within eight miles of
Tho workmen declare there have
been no disorders anywhere. They
deny that any of the reds carried arms
to their homes.
CHICAGO, April 10. Postofficc of-
ficlals today took over warehouses to
store mail piling up In Chicago as tho
result of tho railraod and express
strikes. It was announced that cer
tain classes of mail were many days
Postmaster Carllle appealed to
Washington and was authorized to
rent motor trucks and warehouses to
handle the situation. Limited capacity
and increased use of tho parcel post
during the express strike wore blamed
by postal authorities for failure to'
handlo the tremendous volume of I
i'HICAGO. April 10. Chicago po
lice today were searching for the
"meanest thiexes" who stole 123,000
Bibles, valued at $37,500 from the
Prison Bible society. Tho Bibles wero
carried away In a moving van.
NEW YORK, April 10. A !
world-wide search for a fortune '
in jewels, the property of Mrs.
Clarence Millhiser of Richmond, ,
Va., ended here with the arrest j
of James E. Foye, who had in
his possession a check for $20,-
000 p'aid by a pawn broker for I
nine pearls believed by police
to be part of the necklace val-
ned at $275,000 lost by Mrs.
Millhiser here last May. '
When she missed the pearls
Mrs. Millhiser notified police
she had gisn two bags of jew
els valued at $500,000 to Foye, I
then an employe of the Bilt- !
more hotel, to be placed in the '
hotel vault, and found only one
package when she asked for the
After leaving the Biltmore
hotel Foye was employed by
the British food commission.
Foye refused to talk. He was
charged with grand larceny.
J ' (
NEWTORK. Men take each other for wiat and women for I
j what they seem. Hence, declares Helen MacKcllar, actress now .playing
! in "The Storm," women spend tlicir money for fine feathers to make other ! I
; women raise their eyebrows In wonder and envy rather than to "vamp" ' 1
men. IH
. 1
I Weather Predictions
r-rdFor !-onng-Wedc
WASHINGTON,, April 10. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday are:
Upper Mississippi and lower Mis
souri valleys: Rains and snows Mon
day and rains Thursday or Frldav.
Northern Rocky mountain and pla
teau regions: Rains and snows prob
able middle of the week. Cool.
Southern Rocky mountain and pla-i
teau regions: Local rains probable
middle of week. Cool first part; nor
mal temperature thereafter,
j Pacific stales: Fair in California
and occasional rains probable in
Washington and Oregon. Normal temperature.
GENEVA, April 10. Prince and
Princess Christopher of Greece, the'
latter being formerly Mrs. W. 13.!
Leeds, widow of the tin plate mag
nate, have requested that reports rc-
cently published in America that the
prince has renounced his rank in the
sovereign house of Greece bo denied.
CHICAGO. April 10. Chicago banks,;
including the federal reserve bank,'
will adopt a daylight saving schedule.
Commencing Monday morning they
will advance their business hours ono.
hour. Banking hours will be from'O ,
a. m. to '2 p. m. except on Saturdays
when they will be from 9 o'c'ock until '
noon. This was done to c uform with
tho hours of New York banks. , .1
ST. LOUIS. Mo., April 9. The St.
Louis Americans today announced lhe
roleaso of Geno Robertson, in fielder,'
to the Columbus club of the American j
association. j
LOUISVILLE, April 9. Changes in
the rules of the American Saddle 'H
Horse Breeders' association at Its an
nual meeting hero today made eligible IHl
for registratlcn "the female progeny
of a registered saddle stallion and a
mare by a registered .saddle stallion." i
Previously only stallions in this class
were eligible. ) I
All officers of tho .association, in- ' .
eluding President Claude M. Thomas, j
Paris, Ky., were re-elected.
The principal address, delivered by
Wayne Dinsmore of Chicago, secretary
of the Horse .association of America,
was t6 the effect that the number of
horses In the country had grown to
L'l.109,000, an increase of moro than
a million in ten years, even though the
use ot automobiles had been widely
WASHINGTON, April 10. Regis
terpd cattle recently shipped from this I 1
country to Uruguay for breeding pur
poses have met Avith great favor
among producors there, and a number )
of Uruguayan buyers are arranging to
visit thvj United States to make addi- ) VM
tional .purchases, tho American consul
at Montevideo today reported to the
department of commerce.
oo !
- NEW YORK, April a. Joe Stecher,
world's heavyweight catch-as-catch-can.
wr.estllng. champion, threw Fred ,
Pilakoff of Finland, with a body scls- IH
sors. in 1!2. minutes and four seconds
at tho Forty-Seventh Regiment arm
ury tonight. Stecher weighed 20S '
pounds and his opponent 210. The
challenger gave a lively exhibition,
but was" worn . down quickly by tho
champion. jH
LOS ANGELES, April 0. Young
Kctchel of Los Angeles knocked out
Tommy Carter of Globe, Ariz., in the
first round of. their bout here tonight.
Tho men fought at! 135 pounds.
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