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Organized Labor Wants U. S. j
I to Retain Control of all Rail- I
roads For Two Years More 1
Urges Peace Time Test
of Government Road
If Operation
I Washington Dec. K Protest
ling aiainsr emci m- ni of th Cummins
Eflroad bill, now before the senate,
SjH'jpI Goraix r.--. president f the
Amcrirnr: fool. -at ion "f Labor, audi
I reprfiv.-t of th'- railroad brother
hoods, together with spokesmen forj
torue fai ""' 1 r,r- mirations, todaj
III ti"0 Chairman Cummins of the pen- j
mm i 3;? interstate commerce commit -r- to
I Erithdraw the measure and Rive gov- j
prnmnr . ,p. : ; ti.n c' the roads a.
The brother houd r pr ntath es nn
nounc" 1 il:.' ' 1 planned to go to the
m i White House !'. : . 10 urge
President Wilson to us- h i Inflitri.t"
against passage f the bill
Senator Cummins said he had no an
tboritv lo v. it'ii nv. ihe bill, but ex
pressed his l n i ntion of laying the re-
' Kaeft before the fun r immittee
Mr. Gompers declared that organized
labor wanted the government to re
Ktain control of the rodas tor two
"for the purpose of testing OUi ihe
1 bef i method f -r iheu continued opera
tion "
Referr,nL- to the anti-strike pro
(f vision of 'hi- li.ll. Mr Gompers said:
( "I do not know whither we are
I Idriftin? and on lhat point 1 am ap
1 prone; m . rhis pi ) sa I 1 tilled
m ith the graves! consi no. n es. H
: riil not stop : :kr:.. i u i v, ill make re
j, -pceted citizens lawbreakers."
The injunction against the coal min
fi erj. Mr. Gompers declared, did not
t produce an ounce of coal.
I Injunctions cf Mo Avail
I 'Injunctions cannot make men
J ork," h added and it is wi !1 to re
Ineiuber that ii men cannot get justice
ia other ways they will stop work and
fcrrs which sock to prevent that can
WHH accompli. -h their pur post
J ficnator Cummins replied that hi
Ml)- agreed with the Btatement thai
People'could not be made to work by
i .George p Hampton, managing 'ii
pel or of ih Farmer.-' National Coun
cil, declared that the people of the
pantry and, ev n .-. natot and repre
sentatives, did not end. rstand tin- rail
troad hii, Thr ,. rial . ht ! aid, was at
Itemptint: i ) rush Ii hi igh because ol
b. I.l !;,; 1lf, p I ,, Q1 fl ouri
lorn the roads back January 1. A
'so-rear time ext nsion .va whal the
armct - ... n said
IFred i hamboi lain, bead ot the
AbJngton state grange, i rted that
IJderai operation of the i Llwaye had
lled because men in the seri( t- were
laoi loyal thr gov. rnni ni but to
"ll,r'1 that desired to gel had- the
ytote" rit:r-iifths : the people of
We country, he d.-clared, were opposed
'' "ru;-binq thi.jUL.-h iho Cummins
f PEAL 10
" ASHiNrrON. Dec. 17. Rhode Is
K'"' 'nrough Its at torn. -v general,
j "rrbf" Huh asked the supreme
nri V ,r"J'':' f"' '" 1 slon to instimt.
I jn?in;Jl Ptoc-r-dinps to lost the valid
I of thr- national prohibition amend
tl?nt and to enjoin federal officials
I ra forcing it in that state.
1 HaKi.()TTI,: x ,- ,., 17 Addi
nal ano almost complete returns
rom .. ..)( , ia, oection ln
-North Carolina conpressional dls
X" d!fl not niateriallv change the re
hi Wh,ch pl0Wf,tJ Clyde R. Hoev,
!"ocrat, winner over his Republican
"PPonent, .John M. Mur. head, for the
t in congress made vacant by the
I (W"'ntment of E. Yates Webb to a
V n,1 Judf'f'Ship, Hney still claimed
V I1 y 01 aboiit 20,10 wnip More-
I lf'i '.onrr-dod hi- .I. 'tea t by about
I WOO majority
Workers Come Out in
Holiday Attire to Greet
President Wood
LAM'RENCn Haas., Doc. 17 Law rence j
streets, in which were staged the texi'.tc
strike riots of 1912. were the scene of n
different do:non?trntlon todny when thou- '
and! of mill workers lefl their splnrlf.
and looui". to (,-.- et William iff. Wood.
president of the American Woolen con-,- j
psny Masses ot men, women and rhi'
dren. oper.it ives from the four plants of
the company here, welcomed the com
panyi head. .
President Wood came nr an npostle o
. I lov.v-r li injT costs. His visit was to hold
, a eonferenre vith the chamber of com
, merro In connection v. ith his demand that
, the retail prices of nnccssarics be re
j duced He had announccl that unless
, I BUcb a mark-down we re made he would
set up a Inrpe general store at trttlcn
Ami rlcan Woolen company employes
' could buy at cost, all necessaries.
Operatives In Holiday Attire
The operatives who greeted him today
: are receiving the hlirht vag-s In tli
history of the textile Industry nnd in
I some cases their appearance showed cor
i i-espondlnt? improvement. The won i.
! who prfrlominnted In the crowds, included
many wearing coats of fur. There were
others who ! '.- - rued the pinched, tlv'n
ly dressed operatives of other years and
I many who had come out of the mills In
j their working clothes, but most of them
made the occasion a holiday, wearing
I their best and cheering the company
The mills of the company had Opened
' as usual and an hour later, the workers
began to leave their looms, the word hav
inp pone around for a day or two thnt
i President Wood, was coming "to cut
illvlng costs" Within a few minutes iho
' eodus of operatives began, they left the
. plants almost without help nnd the whirr
of the machinery was stopped
Later, after a brief speech, Mr
, Wood proceeded to the conference with
iho merchants while the workers be
jgan to drift back to the mills.
The business men of the city pro
teated at the conference against the
charge that they had been profiteering
'by advancing prices each time that
! wages w ere raised.
President Wood, requesting that all
the statements which the merchants
could make to prove their contentions
he submitted to him In writing, said
his information that local prices wore
unreasonably high was "voluminous."
and was specific as lo places, prices
and names. To the request of th
chamber of commerce that Mr. Wood
make public his figures, he replied
I that he wished first to compare them
with lh- figures submitted by th."
'merchants themselves.
II was agreed to draw up a state
ment In behalf of the business men
'which will be presented to President
Wood, The conference was adjourned
without immediate result.
Many Killed at
I munition Depot
' ' at Mariensiel
BERLIN, Tuesday, Dec. 16 Forty
three men and women were killed and
more ihan one hundred injured In an
exploi Ion at the Mariensiel ammuni
tion depot near vVilheimshaven today
The explosion occurred while shells
were being unloaded.
4 NEW YORK. Dec. 17. For the
! -f first time in twelve years a Swed-
1 - ish war vessel is due to arrlvo
1 -- h. ro tomorrow. The ship is the
battle cruiser Fylgia. which will
remain here until January third, -f
j after which she will visit ports
-- of the West Indies. It was the
( Fylgia that was here in 1907 and
f on, that occasion she bad on board
1 Prince Wllhelm, who visited sev-
4- ral of th larger cities of this
. 4- -f -f jf f -f
Palmer Determined
to Fight High Cost
i of Living to Finish
CHICAGO, Dec. 17. Attorney Gen
eral A Mitchell Palmer's determina
tion for a fight against the high cost
of living was launched today in
Illinois. He outlined it yesterday to
400 state and city officials and repre
sentatives of women s clubs called
here by Governor Frank O Lowden
Today they returned home to put into
practice that part of the campaign
possible wilhout further legislation
Formation of fair price committees
in every community and buying by
women, who, Mr. Palmer said, repre
sent 00 per cent of the nation's pur
chasing power, of nothing but a.dual
necessities until prices come down,
were especially stressed by the attorney-general.
Holding of "conservation and econ
omy" meetings in every community,
use of influence by mayors and prose
cutors to stabilize industrial condi
tions and remoblliiation of the "four
minute men" to deliver "work and
B&Ve addresses in theatres each
nigh' were other steps advocated by
Mr Palmer.
Profiteers, the attorney general
termed "devils," and he warned the
mayors and state's attorneys to "go
after" them "with all the power ln
your command and hang then high as
'Hainan before you gt through with
"The country needs to quit fighting
'and go to work on a maximum produc
tion," he said, adding that ten per cent
more production would cut 2u per cent
from present living costs and ten per
'cent reduction Of buying of unneces
Baries would lop off another 20 per
Mr. Palmer advocated men wearing
their old clothes until present prices
His platform for reduction of cost
of necessities Including congress en
acting laws extending government con
trol of food and food prices for six
months after the peace treaty is rati
fied and passage of a law requiring
growers, manufacturers and producers
to stamp all necessities with the price
th. y received so that the customer
might know exactly the profit made on
his purchase.
New York to Fight H. C L.
I NEW YORK, Pec 17. Restaurateurs
of New York Oily h& e decided to com
bst the high cost of living by opening a
central purchasing bureau through which
they will be able to buy thousands of
tons of foodstuffs each week They also
huvo decided to establish on January
1 a central employment aeency for .-c
Superstitions Ones
Astonished When She
World Does Not End
NEW YORK, Dec. 17 Astonish
ment was expressed by the supersti
tious when the earth did not come to
an end toda
The ominous position of the planets
I had been well press agonted and some
i astrologers and persons versed In
witchcraft had maintained that at the
I precise moment when the major lea
Iguers ot the solar system formed
j themselvos in a straight line, with
Neptune, Saturn. Jupiter, Mars. Venus
iand Mercury on one side of the sun
land Uranus on the other, the earth.
I which had moved four or fie solar
! paces to the front of the line, would
behave like the one-horse shay.
Scientists had scoffed the idea, but
the superstitious ones recalled having
lighted three cigarets with one match j
or having walked under a ladder or
having done in recent historic times
one of the thousand and one other
things known far and wide as omens:
of evil days.
Students Prepare for Worot.
Students of Porto Rico are reported
to have been so unfavorably ImpPCBSt d
I with their chances for continuing )l(e
yesterday lhat they asked for a holiday!
I to prepare for the worrit. Harold Ja-'
! coby, professor of astronomy nt Co-'
lumbia. intimated that their actions,
might have been due to the desire of
j vouth everywhere to have a holiday. I
I He and inani other scientists main-1
Itained that th.. effect upon the earth',
the planctar) alignment would be
I nil.
End of World Many Times Predicted
Astrologers have predicted the end
lot" the world on somewhat similar oc
'casions for centuries. As easrly as
1186 the world escaped one ot theil
threatened cataclysms. Disappoinl
j men l at the escape did not proven
Stoffler from predicting a universal
deluge for the year 1524 a year, as
it turned out, which was distinguished
for drouth
Mother Shipton, "witch" of Tudor
times, was credited with being equal
ly sur. that four hundred years after
lifr time in 1881, to be exact, the
, world would come to an end. The
' predlcltion caused much agitation in
England when the date she set ar
rived Thousands of persons deserted
their liome.-i and went out into the
j fields to await annihiliation.
Vaiious religious cults have made a
specialty ln more recent years of spec
ifying an hour as the earth's last, set
Iting forth scriptural or pseudo-scientit
li argument! in support of their con
! tent ions.
' Professor Albert F. Porta, a meieor-
lologlst, is given credit for first think-
ling up today's catastrophe.
Woman atarts for Church
One lonp, Wlerd, shrieking whistle then
Others less strident, finally practlcnly
all sirens In the city, mingled with tho
ringing of a nurnt.-i of bells, broke th
stillness of the early mornlnp in Indla-i-apolts
today This was followed by th
I continual Janpllne o( telephone bells In
a locnl newspaper office.
L I guess It's the end of the world,'-
said one woman tremulously . "Th i
whistles are callinK the people to church
and I'm gotnp."
It developed later that a throttle on a
Whistle at railroad roundhouse haa .
broken, started the din in which the othei
whistles Joined without knowing exactly
ANN ARDOR, Mich., Dec. 17. Pro
fessor Albert Porta, who Is generally
credited with having predicted the end'
ol the earth today, made no such flat
Statement, according to information j
received In University of Michigan
circles here.
Porta, who Is said to be an oma-,
I tour astronomer, at present living Just,
outside Los Angeles, predicted early
iu July, according to this information,)
I hat t'cclnnliic about the middle of De
. mh'-r and continuing until the mid
Ii. ui January, there would be a series i
Of terrific storms, eailhquakes and i
volcano eruptions The opinion is ex-,
pressed in university circles that these
forecasts have been strongly enlarged j
upon in the telling until tho end of!
the world prediction was attributed to
President Harry B HutcbiUS of the
University of Michigan, stated that
Porta Is it"i now and never has been
B number of the faculty at Michigan 1
V. have not been able to discover,"'
said Lr Hutchins, "that he was everl
a student here."
It is iindiisinod here that Porta, a
number ot years ago, was a professor;
in the University of Turin, Italy.
t WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 Experts
who keep the weather under official
surveillance for the government
scanned the heavens and weather re-J
I ports in ain today for any sign thai
an alleged solar conspiracy between
tho planets Neptune, Jupiter, et al ,
was about to produce storms which
would bring the world to a sudden end.
The best the weather men could make
out of the signs as they read them
was that low pressure areas ott the
, north Atlantic coast and in the far.
northwest had combined to bring low
temperatures generally throughout
the country except along the south
western border. The outlook for in
night and tomorrow, the official fore
Caster said, was for local snowstorms
in the Great Lakes' region and fair
weather elsewhere east of the Missis
sippi river,
Statement Overdrawn.
Professor Albert F Porta, San Fran
Cisco meteorologist, from whose deduc
tions on a planet configuration the
prophecy of the world coming to an
end today, was said to have sprung,
reported today the prognostications of I
the world's demise were greatly exag
gerated. In previous statements Professor,
Porta had admitted the possibility of
disturbances in and on the earth as a
result oi the "pull exerted by the lined
up planets."
city's 5.000 hotels, restaurants and lunch
'i'ii. restaurateurs also win operate
eo-operatlvo laundrv
In or.Jer to make up for the losses
caused b prohibition, so they said, res
taurant owners also decided to Increase
trices 10 per cent bcpinnlnf: January 1
increased cost of labor, sugar crockorv
and laundry were given ns other reasons
lor the higher prices.
Sending of Radio
j Messages on Big
Scale Is Planned
"WASHINGTON". Dec 16. Exchange oi
the Hawaiian Islands Guam, the Philip.
pines and Japan on a much more ox
tensive scale will become possible
when arrangements recently completed b
the n.Ty department becomes effective.
1 lee, nih.-r 20
Through the use of modem high power
high speed operating equipment, It was
' estimated today, that it would be pos
sible to transmit and receive more than
100.000 words day between Hawaii
ind the Phlllpiplnes. 200.000 words u day
I between Snn PV&nciSCO and San Dieo,
1 and Hawaii and atout 100,000 wordi a
day on a slow speed circuit between
Hawaii and Japan
The Hawaiian-Japan circuit, operating
Und r an arrangement with the Japanese
government will be available only nine
' hours a day and due to the necessary
u.'o of old tvpe slow speed SQVtlpmem,
will be capable of handling but About f It .
tccn words a mlnule at the inauguration
id the.scrvlce.
Rates on press dispatches over the new
radio circuits w ill be low, insm in ; in ht,
I vit oi oiuciais. a w loespreaa ..'enanffe
of news between the United Stits r-nd
the Orient and American Insular i osscs
slons In the P;.cfir. The rate decldta
op Is six cents a word between California
j station and Manila and three cents u
( word to Hawaii, and past, mli 'at OfnblSJS
I said todny, the navy has been In p6sl
i tlo-i to hundle less ih.-n 5 words Tor
transmission to Hawaii an! tha I?r
! East dally, due to low power equipment
nnd hand transmission. Exchange ot
' news matter between this country and
the far east has been dependent On a
! greatly congested cable heretofore.
The new arrangement which Will bo
open to routine commercial cables Is ex
' picted by officials to aid greatly also In
the building up of the trade b American
Interests with Hawaii. Ouam and the
l east.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. An 4
appeal to the publishers ol the
country to exercise all possible
economy in the use of news print
paper was issued today by the
house postoffice committee,
which decided to defer for Bix
4- months action on the Anthony -f
4- bill proposing that dally newspa
-f pers . .nil. uning more than J4
4- pages be denied the second class
mailing privilege
f 4 -f 4 -f t .4 4 4 f 4.1
4 .
4 NEjV YORK. Dee 17 -Nen 4
4- Yorkers who in years past have
4 heralded each New Year with the 4
4 popping of corks, from champagne 4
4 bottles and attendant festivities 4
4 in the "white light' district hot. Is 4
4 and restaurants, will drink to the 4
4 health ot 19m with sweet eider 4
4 Many of the city's leading hotels to-
4 day commenced laying In plentl- 4
4 ful supplies of this "prohibition 4
4 tipple "
44-4 4 44 4-444 4 4 44 4
I I I ! II
Publishers in Country
I Must Reduce Size
! of Paper
' WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. Every
newapapei in the country was called
on today by the house postoffice com
mittep to reduce Its consumption of
ni n print paper by ten per cent for
a period of six months in an effort to
relieve the present shortage which the
committee has been told threatens the
destruction to a number of small pa
Voluntary cooperation of publishers
pressiye governmental ac'ion, said the I
committee Btatement. Members ot the.
committee said that if the publishers!
carried out the voluntary conservation'
plan, further action on the Anthony I
bill to limit the size of newspapers 1
I and periodicals using the second class
mall privilege would be postponed.
! Chairman Steenerson's statement to j
the nowspaper publishers follows :
"The committee considered the1
shortage in the news print supply and
.believe that unless consumption can,
be materially reduced. It will result!
in the destruction of a large number
of newspapers in the smaller cities and;
towns, and inflict Irreparable injury
dn the commounltles served by them: 1
and having made the great sacrifices
accomplished during the war by 1 lie i
voluntary and patriotic co-operation of ;
j the people in saving food, fuel and
1 other necessaries, in which you had;
creditable part, we appeal to you to;
; reduce consumption of news print pa 1
per by at least ten per cent durinir the.
Inext six months, thereby averting the;
threatened injury and obviatim the ne-:
eeealty for repressive measures in the-
I future.
Young Woman
Named Director
; of Geneva Bank
GEVENA Tuesday, Dec 16. Mad
lenioiselle Marie Prodhom, 28 years old.
I has been appointed director of the
: Tank of Geneva and will sign the
! notes and scrip issued by the bank.
Mademoiselle Prodhom who proved
! herself an excellent fianciei during
the war, la the first woman in Europe
to hold such an important position.
There are now two Judges, nine barris
ters, three engineers and a number of
university professors and doctors of
the fair sex In Switzerland.
Not Add to President's II
Present Worries or II
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17 Secretary
Lane today issued a statement denying
published reports that he had placed
' liis resignation before President Wil
;son but disclosing that he intends to
iknve the cabinet when he can do so
without adding to the president'
burdens or worries "
This is Mr. Lane's statement:
"With reference to ru t-ilked-of
resignation. 1 have not sent it to the
president nor even written it, but I do
1 ntemnlate going rut of the cabinet P IB
and have withheld talking to the presi
dent about it because I do not wish
I to add to bis burdens or worries at
; this time Nor do I know when th?
time will come when I can. This is
a full statement of all the facts. I f.
! have thought it unkind to say anything
I to him about the matter and that anv
I mention of it now by any one would
1 be a needless annovance.
! oo
WASHINGTON, Dec 17 Mexico's
reply to the American note renewing ' 1
the request for the release of Con- n
sular Agent Jenkins had not reached
the state department early today and
officials declined to comment on tho
given out in Associated Pres
dispatches last night fr-m Mexico
City. ' i
The Carranza go ernment now ar- (
gues that the Jenkins case has taken
on an entirely different aspect since
the release of the consular agent un
der bail and expresses the hope that
"this case shall no longer disturb tlv
good relations which it sincerely
hopes exist between the Mexican and
111 - 1 ican v oph- " pjj
After Jenkins' release on $500 bond
furnished by J. Salter Hansen, with
out the consular agent's knowledge,
officials here said there had been no
change in the government's attitude. -
An Investigation of the release of
Jenkins was undertaken by the Ameri
can embassy at Mexico City, but how
far if has progressed has not been
made known. Jenkins also has been
mttking an inquire. ., 'in
m n
II ! 11 MMWM M ISMn t" .
ft il
Owing to the freezing of the rivers in the North-
' west, our paper mills have been forced to shut down.
It is understood that no more paper will be avail
able until early March. We have enough paper on
hand to last until the latter part of January and
MILLS are able to manufacture again. So, start
ing tomorrow, December 18, we will cut the size of
the paper, but will try to give the same amount of
news by setting part in smaller type.
Advertisers, please help us by not ordering any
more space than is actually needed. Only a limited
amount of advertising can be used, so first here first
served. Forms will close promptly at 12 o'clock,
(Signed) R. C. GLASMANN,
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