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LABIUM . VOL. XLV.. NO. 18 Palladium. Est. 1831. rv,noUdte4 with Bun-Talagrram IffO?. RICHMOND, IND., MONDAY EVENING, DEC. 1, 1919 SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE STARTS WORK COAL PILES OF COUNTRY DWINDLING Supplies Grow Short as Strike DR. KRUEGER FACES TRIAL; SELECT JURY Farmers and Fathers Will Judge Richmond Physician Accused of Death of Defec tive Child. Takes a Brave Man to Advocate Abolition of Booze in England; "Pussyfoot" Johnson Loses Right Eye Widow of Genera! Angeles Reported 111; Family of Executed General Now in New York -rTr" f t j m High Hopes Held for Success of Body Called to Bring Business Peace to Country Meets in Washington. SEVENTEENMEMBERS (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON. Dec. 1. Seventeen men, widely known in business and public life, representing no particular group as such, but acting for the people as a whole, assembled here today to confer on the country's in dsutrial situation. The conference, the appointment of which was announced from the White House Not. 20 marks the second effort of President Wilson to devise means for settling the chaotic condition that have prevailed for months in industry. It was designed to accomplish what the recent national industrial confer ence failed on. The opening session was set for 2:30 o'clock V No Procedure Outlined. No form of procedure was set for Ihc gathering and this will be deter mined by the conference itself, la She words of President Wilson the "now representatives snc-trd have co?rn that our industrits may be conducted vjth such regard for justice ard fair dealing that the workmen wll' feel themselves Induced to put forth hte best efforts, that the employer will have an encourging profit and that the public will not suffer at the hands of cither class." Use of the Pan-American building was granted to the conference. It was believed the sessions would be closed but this question remained to be de cided by the delegates themselves after organization. Organized labor has expressed dis satisfaction with the personnel of the conference because of the fact that no labor men were named although, they claimed, every other interest was rep resented. List of Conferees. The- conferees, former federal and state officials, business men and econ omists, are as follows: Secretary of Labor William B. Wil son. Thomas W. Gregory, Austin Tex., former attorney general. George W. Wickersham, New York, lawyer, attorney general in the Taft cabinet.' Oscar S. Straus, New York, diplomat, lawyer and author; secretary of com merce and. labor-under Roosevelt. Frank Taussig, Washington, polit ical economist, former college pro fessor and chairman of the Tf. S. tariff commission. Samuel W. McCall, Boston lawyer, . tnrmmr MTmnr nf MneaapVmeettq i Herbert Hoover, mining engineer 1 and former food administrator. Martin H. Glynn. Albany, news paper man and former governor of New York. H. C. Stuart, business man and former governor of Virginia. W. O. Thompson, Presbyterian min ister and president of Ohio State Uni versity. George T. Slade, St. Paul, railway man and lieutenant-colonel with th A. E. F. Jules Rosenwald, Chicago, merchant and philanthropist. O. D. Young, New York, lawyer. Henry J. Waters, agricultural econ omist and former president of Kansas State College of Agriculture. Stanley King, Boston lawyer, former member council of national defense and assistant secretary of war. Henry W. Robinson, Pasadena, for mer member U. S. shipping board. Richard Hooker, Springfield, Mass., newspaper man. Board Gets Wail Out of W. Richmond; "Come Over and Look at Streets!" The following letter was received by the board of works Monday: "To the Honorable Board of Works: "When you have the next meeting of the board of works I want you to please come over in a body and see the beautiful display in the alley be llween Chestnut street and Richmond Q ; avenue, from Sheridan street to Fifth Tr street. I do not believe it can ba ' beat in the state. It will only take about 30 minutes nd you certainly can not afford to miss seeing how much we are getting for our money." Signed: "One of the property owners that don't know enough to be allowed to vote." After having a good laugh the board members inspected the condition of the city streets, and found them to be in much better shape than they were several weeks ago. Plenty of Coal Yet. But Save It, Is Urge! Heat as few rooms as possible. Cold bedrooms won't hurt health. Use as few lights as possible. Use an oil stove whenever you can. Remember that the nation is fac ing a coal famine. These bits of advice were given to persons interested in the city's con servation of coal in the face of the coal strike, Monday. Officials of the Pennsylvania rail road said that the situation so far as the supply was concerned, was about the same. Several factories, which, however, use coal mostly for heating purposes, have asked for fuel, but the supply is ample for some time yet. SuDDlies which will last for ten 'days of two weeks, were reported by I two coal yards, which said they were rationing purcnasers. ine nigner grades are gone, and purchasers are being given lower garde of eoal, said 'one coal man, and another reported j plenty to last for an indefinite period. if igi Q William E. (Pussyfoot") Johnson, Because he is an advocate of prohibition, and has dared to give voice to his views in England, William E. ("Pussyfoot") Johnson. American prohibi tion lecturer, has received extremely rough treatment at the hands of the British. While delivering a lecture in London on Nov. 13 he was dragged from a platform by English students and He was so roughly handled by the students, some of whom were drunk, that he sustained severe injuries and it was right eye. Regular Session of Faces Varied Program Today (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. The 66tti congress met today in its first regular session, which was expected to con tinue until Just before the presidential election next fall. There was a large attendance both in the senate and house when the gavels of Vice-President Marshall and Speaker Gillette fell, promptly at noon. In accord with an agreement reach ed between Republican and Democrat leaders before the session opened, the usual formality of appointing a com mittee to notify the president that congress was in session, was dispens ed with, because of the president's ill ness. Members of both senate and house returned to work with only 10 days' rest since the adjournment of the ex traordinary session which ended Nov. 19 when the Peace Treaty failed of ratification in the senate. Because of the extra session the opening day lacked much of the usual bustle at tending the launching of a new ses sion. With the congress already "in har ness" and with much legislation ready for immediate consideration, little de lay in the beginning of work was ex pected. Calling of senate and house rolls for quoroums, appointmen of committees to notify the president and each other that congress again wag "on the job" were among the cus tomary opening formalities. Besides legislative recommenda tions, President Wilson's message was expected to deal with international re lations and particularly with the treaty of Versailles. While early ratification of the treaty with compromised re servations was expected by many sen ators, with hopes of action before the LADY ASTOR MADE MEMBER OF COMMONS (By Associated Press) LONDON, Dec. 1. Lady Astor, for merly Nannie Langhorne, of Virginia, and the first woman to sit in the House of Commons, took the oath as member of the Commons at exactly 4 o'clock this afternoon. There was a great outburst of ap plause while she was approaching the speaker and again when she signed the roll. Her sponsors were David Lloyd George, the premier, and Arthur J. Balfour, lord president of the coun cil. Lady Astor wore a black dress and hat. Her first opportunity to cast a vote will arise when the bill providing for premium bonds is placed before the house. She has not given any public indication whether she will vote for or against it. The duchess of Marlborough, for merly Consuelo Vanderbilt, of New "York, who intends to become a candi date for the first suitable vacancy in parliament, has since her election to the London city council last year, con cerned herself with the question of housing the poorer people. Railroads to Go Back to Owners, Order Shows (Bv Associated Press) LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 1. What fs regarded as a most significant order indicating definite return of the rail roads to private management was re ceived by Louisville railroad agents today, from the railroad administra tion, discontinuing, with certain ex ceptions, effective today, universal interline-way billing, which was made effective by the government May 1, 1918. photographed in an English hospital. ridden on a plank through the streets later found necessary to remove his Congress new year, leaders believed the issues involved would be carried into the presidential campaign. Politics to Play Part. Politics is due to play a large part in the events of the new session, the last before the nominating conventions nextr summer" afld ' tne final campaign in the fall. Leaders propose to have congress recess for the conventions and work through afterward into Oc tober. Enactment of legislation is expected to begin immediately. The senate to day had pending, with privileged (Continued on Page Seven) TROOP TRAIN IS DERAILED ON WAY TO COAL FIELDS (By Associated Press) PITTSBURG, Kans., Dec. 1. A train with Kansas national guardsmen and volunteer coal strip pit workers, en route here, was derailed at Humbolt last night. Reports indicated that the train ran into an open switch. No one was reported injured. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 1. Re ports of the derailment of a troop train at Humbolt, Kansas, received at the offices of the Atchinson, Topeka and Sante Fe railroad here, indicated the possibility, officials said of a switch being thrown as the train was passing over it. The engine and first two cars of the special had passed the switch, reports said, and the next 8 cars were derailed. The last two cars of the train did not leave the fails. Wearing army uniforms, many of which bore in signias of overseas di visions, the first contingent of the volunteer workers who are to dig coal in the strip pit mines of the Pitts burg field arrived here early today. One Killed, Several Hart, in Wheeling Steel Riot WHEELING, W. Va., Dec. 1. A steel striker was killed. Sheriff W. E. Clayton, of Marshall county, shot and seriously wounded, and a deputy and another striker suffered gunshot, wounds, in a riot when a mob of strikers and their sympathizers clashed with a sheriff's posse at the gates of the Riverside Mill of the Na tion Tube company, at Benwood, near here, today. Weather Forecast For Indiana, by the United States Weather Bureau Cloudy with snow flurries in north and central portions tonight and Tuesday. Continued cold. Today's Temperature. Noon 33 Yesterday. 4 Maximum 30 Minimum 33 For Wayne County, by W. E. Moore Unsettled tonight and Tuesday. Oc casional snow flurries, possibly arriv ing this afternoon. General Conditions The severe storm which moved rapidly across the United States, is now moving out to sea. It has caused severe gales throughout its path, rain over the south and central states, snow over the north, and light snow flurries over Indiana. The cold wave, which has taken its place caused temperatures below freezing as far south as Tennes see. Prospects are good for snow, probably light, sometime during the next 24 hours-. Enters Second Month Kansas Begins to Operate Mines Under Receivership. ADMINISTRATOR ASKED (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, Dec. 1. Further string ent regulations for conservation of fuel supplies, made necessary by the strike of bituminous coal miners who have now been idle a month, were in effect today over virtually the entire country between Ohio and the Rocky mountains and from Canada to the gulf of Mexico. Regional fuel committees took con trol of coal stocks in many states and non-essential industries continued to close down because of lack of fuel, while the hours for operating stores, theatres and office buildings were cur tailed. In Kansas City, Mo., and Omaha and Lincoln, Neb., all schools were closed today, and " officials of many other cities discussed the advisability of closing the schools until the fuel shortage is relieved. Reports today from the large bitum inous fields of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania gave no assunance that the union miners intended ta ac cept the offer of an increase of 14 per cent in wages made by the federal fuel administration. Neither was there any indication that local settlements would be effected between miners and operators. In West Virginia union officials as senea mat most organized mines in District No. 7 which includes the Kanawha fields, would be idle today The operators, however, claimed that the output in the New River district would be increased during the week. Recommend Administration. Governors of Illionis, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Tennessee, and a repre sentative of the governor of Kansas, who met here yesterday in response to a call issued by Gov. Gardner of Missouri, to discuss means for ending the threatened coal famine, recom mended to the federal government that a fuel administration be appoint ed in each state to have full charge of distribution of all coal available for his state. It was also recommended that all coal mined and . in stock be distributed equitably among the 4S states on the basis of their needs de veloped during: the war, regardless of the state where mined. The governors left for their homes today after agreeing to convene again at St. Louis next Sunday. Miles C Riley, secretary of the conference, was directed to go to Washington to lay the situation before the federal ! authorities. The calling off early today of the strike of railway switchmen which be gan at Kansas City Saturday, it was stated, would greatly relieve the sit uation confronting that city, and some other parts of the south w est because of the fuel famine After a meeting lasting most of the night, the switchmen voted to declare off the strike aud notified the general manager of the Kansas City Terminal company that they would return to work this morning, thus enabling the railroads to distribute the limited sup ply of coal available Kansas to Operate. Plans for operating the coal mines of Kansas under the receivership of the state supreme court went forward today and Governor Allen announced that actual digging by volunteers would begin tomorrow. Twelve hun dred Kansas national guardsmen and 600 federal troops were in the Pitts burgh mining district today and it was announced that all volunteer workers would be protected. In Chicago T. W. Proctor, chairman of the regional coal committee, told the 280 coal dealers of the city that they did not own a pound of coal, as he had taken control and would dis tribute it "None of you owns a pound of coal." said Mr. Proctor, "non-essential indus trials will be crippled, manufacturing will be stopped, commerce will be slowed down and luxuries if not cer tain conveniences of travel will be eliminated." November Leads Jane Bride's Month, in Marriage Licenses November beat June, this year in Wayne County, when 56 marriage li censes were issued. June is second, with 54. In many cases young couples who had planned marriage for two years, had to put it off. until the completion of the war. Many of the prospective grooms had hardly time to get settled before November. November also proved to be a "rot ten" month for divorces, as only nine suits were filed. This is unusually low. Italian Socialists Float King; He Asks for Peace (By Associated Press) ROME, Dec. 1. When King Victor Emmanuel entered the parliament to day to deliver the speech from the throne, he was received with loud cheers. Premier Nitti requested the audience to be seated. Upon this the extreme socialists shouted "Vive So cialism," and left the chamber. Their seats were immediately taken by other deputies. The king In his speech from the throne said that the confidence and sympathy of the nation was indispen sable to parliament, as was its collab oration In all movements for the good of the people. Italy, he said, after her great victory, must direct all her efforts to the works of peace. m:-,: "V. a W rf v Mme. Felipe Angeles (right), the latest photo of General Angeles, and his daughter Isabel. Mme. Felipe Angeles, widow of the Mexican general who was executed by the Carranza government the day before Thanksgiving, is reported seriously ill in New York where she and her daughter Isabel and three sons are staying with friends. Universal Training Favored by Secretary Baker in Report (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 War ex perience plainly shows the necessity for fundamental reorganization of the Army and the War Department itself. Secretary Baker declared -yesterday in his annual report. He recommen ded that the emergency organization, reduced to the peace time size, be made permanent, and approved the General Staff bill for a regular estab lishment "adequate in size to be the nucleus of any great military mobili zation the counrty may be called-upon to make," and backed up by a system of universal training. "In such a oolicv." Mr. Baker said, "the accent is upon the citizens and not. the soldier; the officers becoming a nermanent corns of experts and the men a body temporarily devoting a portion of their time to military train ing in order that they may enter civil life with a sense of national service and with superior equipment for suc cess." "It is difficult to believe," he said, denying any danger of militarism, "that an array could be formed of Americans, educated in our common schools, raised in the free and demo cratic atmosphere of our institutions, which would still be hostile to those institutions and liberties. The World War has shown quite clearly that armies reflect the spirit of the people from whom Jhey come rather than create a spirit of their own, so that the size of the army is not so im portant from the point of view now under consideration as the kind of an army." The selective service law was ac cepted as a fair means of assigning men to military service in time of war, Mr. Baker said, but compulsory serv ice in the time of peace would be "a U. S. ARRAIGNS MEX HEADS IN NEW NOTE By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Renewing its request for the immediate release of Consular Agent Jenkins, imprison ed at Puebla, the latest American note to Mexico, made public here today, arraigns the Mexican government's conduct in severe terms, and charac terizes it as a studied attempt to en snare the American consular agent in the intricacies of the legal proceed ings. No ultimatum was served and no indication was given of what the American government's course would be if Jenkins is not immediately re leased. "It appears," says the note, "to have been the purpose of the Mexican government to assume a wilful indif ference to the feelings of the Ameri can people, that have been aroused to the point of indignation by the expos ure, hardships, and physical Buffer ings by Jenkins during his abduction and his subsequent treatment at the hands of the Mexican authorities." There still were no new facts con cerning the reported killing of Will iam Wallace, oil man, the latest Amer ican to lose his life at the hands of a Mexican. The embassy at Mexico City is investigating the case. NEW WIRELESS RECORD SAYVILLE, N. Y., Dec. 1. Appar atus for sending 300 to 400 words a minute by wireless is to be installed soon at the naval radio station here, it was announced today. The present speed of wireless at tie Sayville sta tion is ten words a minute. Ordinary conversation seldom exceeds 200 words per minute. Some cable sending ma chines do 100. I poor substitute for the volunteer prin cipal principal properly applied." Raising a standing army by financial inducement Is too costly to contem plate, be added, leaving only the meth od of "making enlistment in the army an educational opportunity,, to furnish the troops. No Bar to Disarmament The recommendation for an increas ed standing army, he declared, should not be taken to indicate a disinclinat ion toward the prospect of disarma ment. "The military policy recommended (Continued oi Page Seven) PLEA OF GUILTY MADE BY NEWBERRY ELECTION HELPER GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 1. William E. Rice, local printer, one of the more than 130 men indicted by the federal grand jury h?re on charges growing out of the investigation of the campaign of Truman H. Newberry last year, appeared before Judge Ses sions in L'nited States district court and pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy in the campaign. He was released on bond of $1,000. It was said that an attempt will be made to commence arraigning the de fendants before Federal Judge Clar ence E. Sessions here next Monday, with the probability that they will come, into court in small groups and that all may be admitted to host bail, one all. sum in one instrument covering WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. Senator Newberry, of Michigan, who arrived here today from Hot Springs, Va., for the opening of congress, would not comment on his indictment in Michi gan. He said he expected to receive copies of the indictment and other document from his counsel, in a few days, and might have a statement to make at that time. President Completes Message To Be Read Tomorrow (Ey Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. President Wilson's annual message to congress, which is to be transmitted to the sen ate and house at noon tomorrow, was completed today, and sent to the pub lic printer. There still was no infor mation as to its length or the sub jects discussed. It developed that the president made notes and then distated it from them instead of writing the message on the typewriter, as has been his usual custom. D'Annanzio Active; Getting Ready for More Raids? (By Associated Press) BELGRADE, Dec. 1. Great activity prevails at Fiume. A destroyer left there Saturday, presumably for Zara, according to the Serbian press bureau. The merchant vessel Adria followed with 1,000 shock troops. Reports from Fiume stated that "Admiral" Rizzo, commander of the D'Annunzio fleet there, has gone on board a destroyer and proposes occupying Sebenico. PEACE TREATY ATTEMPTED. (By Associated Press) PARIS, Dec. 1. An attempt to make a peace treaty with Hungary through the new Hungarian government was decided upon by the supreme council today. FREEMAN MADE CHARGE Selection of a jury to try Dr. Fred erick W. Krueger on charges of invol untary manslaughter growing oat of the death of a deformed infant child last summer, began Monday In the Wayne county circuit court. It was early indicated that the ma jority of the Jurors would be farmers and fathers. Questioning of the veniremen by th state was started shortly after 10 o'clock, and a preliminary venire of 12 men was passed to the defense shortly after 11 o'clock. Questions presented to the venire men by the state indicated the prose cution would base its case on the letter of the law. which makes no pro vision for the probable death of a per son through natural causes, existing prior to the act of the accused before the act was committed. AccordiEg to the statement of the case by Prosecuting Attorney Gath Freeman, Dr. Krueger, through crim inal negligence, and maltreatment, brought about the death of a newborn child. Religion Is Point. Fach of the veniremen was question ed as to his religion, and whether or not he believed in the commandment ' thou shalt not kill." The question of whether or not the physical condition of the child, which might indicate that its life was limited, would influence the prospective jurors, in case they were called upon to try the case, was also asked. Shortly after noon three of the tentative panel were excused. Three were excused by the court in the morning, as well as Fred Bethard. the first man called in the afternoon. The 9 men who still remained on the jury at 2:30 were: Charles Bostick, Boston township; Robert Anderson, Franklin township; Rueben Bertsch. Jackson township; Frank Underbill, Clay township; Thomas J. Newman, Jackson town ship; Albert Stoten, Boston township: Herschel Jay, Washington township; Gus Weyle. Green township; Osro Blose, Franklin township. TRAINMEN BACK IN KANSAS GITY ("By Associated Press) KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 1. As suddely and unexpectedly as it began Saturday, the strike of 1,500 railroad switchmen in the local yeards was called off early today. The action was taken at a secret meeting which began yesterday and lasted far into the night, when it was understood a proposition sponsored by more conservative members of the union, to end the walkout, was put to a vote and carried. Early this morn ing a delegation of strikers appeared at the office of W. M. Corbett, general manager of the Kansas City Terminal Railway and announced the men were ready to return to work. Reasons for the decision were not forthcoming. KOLCHAK ROUTED . IS REDS' REPORT LONDON. Dec. 1 The forces of Admiral Kolchak. head of the all Russian government are retreating with such rapidity that they are un- ' able to construct defensive works, of which there are none west oflrkutsk. says a wireless dispatch from the Sovite government at Moscow today. Parisian bands continually harass Kolchak. who has formed a body puard of 3,000 to protect himself, the dispatch adds. SIX KILLED, MANY INJURED, BY STORM (By Associated Press) DETROIT, Dec. 1. Scores of Indus trial plants here and in other cities of the state are temporarily closed or their production curtailed because of the hurricane which swept across southern Michigan late Saturday, ac cording to reports early today. Miles of electric power wire were leveled to the ground by the wind, which reached a velocity of 84 miles an hour and from 70 to 80 miles at Flint, Port Huron, Grand Rapids. Pon- itiac, and other points. Stacks of power plants were leveled at many factories and other damage done that will take days to repair. The demoralized interurban electric railway systems in the southern part of the state will not be returned to normal, it was stated, for ' several days. Fresh tales of damage are being received as wire communication Is be ing restored, but early today the list of deaths femained at 5 killed here and one near Jackson, although hun dreds are reported to have been in jured by flying debris and broken glass. From all over the state come reports of buildings damaged, houses wrecked and orchards and other trees leveled. At some points long rows of toppled trees covered the roads so that it was necessory to detour all traffic. ; Early reports from Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Lake Michigan points failed to show any material marine losses and Lake Superior was said to have been out of the path of the storm. ' - ' . ; ' ,.