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BOISE, IDAHO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 38,1919
CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION STEEL STRIKE ORDERED
SENATE ADOPTS RESOLUTION TO
PROBE MUSTRUL STRUGGLE;
GARY WILL BEFIRST WITNESS
Investigation Will Determine
Whether Congress Can Take
Action io Put Stop to Steel
Washington. S*pt. 23.—The steel
•trine is the first skirmish in an In
dustrial war in the United States. Sen
ator Kenyon, Iowa, declared today in
urging the senate io adept his resolu
tion for jin investigation of the strike.
The senate today unaimously adopt
ed. the resolution.
Kenyon announced K. H. Gary, head
of the United States Steel corpora
tion. ''ill be the first witness, fie is
to he heard Thursday.
John KitzpjifWek, representative of
the workers, also fa to be called for
that day. Kenyon .'.aid.
Tho Kenyon measure is a senate
Resolution and docs rot require con-'
cunonce of the house.
Kenyon's resolution provides that
the sonate labor comm
an inquiry into the s.rifce hnnied
ly and report whether congress
or h,uM tike anv remedial action.
START INQUIRY AT ONCE.
Kenyon announced the inquiry will
begin ns quick as it is possible to get
witnesses to Washington. He plans to
call representatives, both of the work
ers and the employers.
At the same time W. R Rubin,
eounsel for the steel men was at the
enpitoU trying to arrange conferences
with senators and house mem 1 era.
Ttubin will probably confer w ith
SePiitor Fmith. »South Carolina, said
interference by congress in the private
•ffairs of people of the country looks !
like socialism. I
Kenyon declared that hls resolution
was Introduced ns n measure on be- j
half of the people and not at the be-!
hest either of the strikers or the ern-;
Senator Thomas. Colo., offered a
resolution 1 » express 'the dlsapprov-;
*1 of the senate at the steel strike. The ■
resolution criticised the dosed shop
GARY'S STAND UNWISE.
Senator Thomas declared that Judg* |
tean's refusai to confer with union'
leaders was "unwise and unjustified." j
although tho strike was "repugnant
to tree Institutions."
Senator Norris. Nebraska said the
in\ est igation would do great good by |
disclosing the truth about the contro- ,
It will place before the country a
statement of just what the issue is, i
and will give publicity to tli? facts." ,
Kerris faid. "A fair, honest statement
of the controversy will do more to cure
!he evil than would legislaion."
OF ADMIRAL KCLCHAK
London. Sept. 23.—A wireless dis
patch from Moscow today reported
that an attempt had been made to as
sassinate Admiral Kolchak, head of
the Omsk government. A 'bomb was
«brown Into a gutirtl room killing
(six and injuring 12 soldiers, the mer
nage said. The admiral escaped un
Borah and California Senator
Agree to Postpone Calling Up
First Amendment to the
Washington, Sept. 23.—Treaty
appananta today won ths first loot
of strength in the senate, voting
on tha pesos treaty.
By a vota of 42 to 40 the senate
passed over for one week the third
amendment to tha treaty, one of
the series proposed by Senator Fall
af Now MskIoo. Tha amendment
elJmlnatoe the United Stetes from
membership on tha Belgian boun
By U C. MAH TIN,
(Tatted Press Staff Correspondent.)
Washington, Sagt. 23. -A decision
against tha Immadlate ealUag up of the
lohneoa amendment to tha peace trea
ty was reported today following oon
between Senators Borah and
(Coatlnued oa page two.)
IN ITALY WILL
Royal Decree Issued, Postpon
ing Opening of Parliament
Until Saturday — Sedition
Reported to Be Spreading.
FT CA Mi LUO U1 AN FARR
(United Press Staff Correspondents
Rome. Sept 22.—(Delayed). — The
risls the Italian government faces in
D'Annunzion's adventure at ,
Fiume brought forth significant action
today. royal decree was issued. _
postponing opening of pailiament until;
Saturday and calling a session of »he
crown council, to be held Thursday.
The Tribune, commenting on the i
summoning of the crown council, j
points out the event la most important
and directly connected with the Flume
problem, "which involves lbe highest
and most important Interests of th« •
PREMIER IS ATTACKED.
The Idea Nationale declares the
« ailing of the council is unprecedent
ed and unconstitutional, character^
Jng it as Premier Nitti's method of
trying to save hls cabinet,
From army and navy sources it was
reported today that sedition was
spreading in the ranks of the aviation,
where the officials idolize D'Annunzio,
Reports from 1 rieste said a whole
escadrille of ilrplanes had left their
alrdomes to join the post's forces. Oth
or reports state that the aviation au
thorltles realizing the probable effects
of the Flume occupation have ordered
jail nirdomes closed and guarded. In
many instances they havo removed the
vital parts of the planes,
After D'Annunzio addressed hls
troops in the celebration Saturday all
of the officers signed an oath to re
main "ever faithful'* to the cause of
Flume. Wild enthusiasm was aroused
**ccording to report received here by
the arrival of new units seeking to
Join D'Annunzio's forces,
D'Annunzio has issued an address
declaring the Italian people demand
the annexation of Flume to Italy,
The poet-nviator has appointed Gap
îaic Rixo, as commander of thi
SOX HAVE EDGE
of Opposing Infields in the;
Baseball Expert Proves Merits
Coming World Series Con
tests Next Week.
BY HENRY FARRELL
(United Press Staff Forres pondent)
New York, Sept. 23 Insight of the'of
proverbial "Philadelphia lawyer" le
needed In weighing the merits of the
Cincinnati and White Box Infields.
Eddie Collins, that star of stars, Is
the lone member of the two Inner
defenses who stands head and shoul
ders above hls rivals. In the other
three positions, technique, tempera
ment and all the so-called fine points
of the game have to be thrown in the
bulanoe to pick the heller man,
After consideration of sll their vir
tues and shortcomings, the needle
seems to point to the Sox as haring
a shade the better on infield class.
Helnie Grob, the Red captain and
star third baseman is ihe lone Moran
lte who can be held up as a superior
on hls sack, By varying margins the
ether decisions go to "Chick" Gandll
and "Bwede" Rlsberg,
NECK AND NECK RACE.
Pirat base figures show a neck and
nook decision between Jake Daubert
and Gandll. The Box player with a
batting average of . 22 » has a lead of
>» point* or*r hi* veteran rival. He
lead* him also In étalon hase*, II to
IL Bat in r*n soaring Daubert t—A.
with 7* t* hi* credit while "Chink" has
(Continued on page two.»
SCENES IN EASTERN CITIES AFTER THE STEEL STRIKERS WALKED OUT.
Striker» parading through city to bring their oaueee before the people, above at left. At right, etrlklng union men awaiting new* from "the front" at
union headqUartara. Below, national guard detaehment entering mill to protect employee and proparty In caaa of rioting and striking; workman
and family eating on sidewalk after eviction from home because of inability to pay rant.
STEEL WORKERSTO GIVE WILSON
FINAL OPPORTUNITY TO ARRANGE
A CONFERENCE WITH JUDGE GARY
By FRED S. FERGUSON, United Preas Staff Correapondent.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept. 23.—Taking the position that
their strike is a success and that further orippling of industry
and violence should be avoided, it is believed the steel workers'
committee at its meeting here tomorrow may address another
final letter to President Wilson of the steel corporation in a re
newed effort to obtain a conference with Judge Gary.
While reports from outside the Pittsburgh district give the
strikers the best of the fight to date the steel companies are
resisting firmly in the great iron valley.
50,000 MORE OUT.
Secretary Foster of the Steel Workers' National committee
was confident and claimed that approximately 66,000 more
mon wore out on tho Pittsburgh <itn
l trtot today than were nut yeaterday.
Ho would discuss the possibility of an
other letter but did not deny that It
would bo considered. He maintains
that, tho strike is now half won and
declares that the commltten at all
times prefer« such negotiations as they
have demanded to «triklng.
Foster whs engaged In court during
the morning on an appeal of cases
the'of men arrested end fined ln McKee*
j port recently for holding a publie
meeting. He waa among those arrest -
He had little to add to yester
day'» estimate of the number of men
on «trike, except to predict that they
would close the Jones end ljtughitn
mills, of Pittsburgh, within the next
couple of days.
Officials or the steel oonipanies
claim that the union leaders have con
centrated their efforts on the "Valley"
in such towns as Homestead. McKees
(Contlnued on png« two.)
I ior Bois* and vicinity
! and Wednesday; wanu
i Tor Idaho;
Tonight, fair and farm
er; Wednesday, fair.
Highest temperature yesterday ..... 75
Lowest temperature title morning .. «(
Mean temperature yesterday ......18
Total precipitation (or the 84 hour*
ending at 6 a. at. thi* morning, 0 .
Relative humidity y e * t e r day « e. n».,
it per cent; 18 a sen, 18; l«.a, 84.
OUT OF TOWN
Hls Honor, Police Chief and
Policeman Interfere in Tele
phone Strike and Are Ejected
Gushing. Okla., Sept. 23.—A mob of
3,080 gathered from three or four
counties early today, was In control'of
Drumright. a few miles east of hare.
Rioting last night that grew out of
city officials' alleged Interference with
j a telsphone operators' strike resulted
In the mayor, the ohief of police and
one policeman being forced out of
town after many »hots were fired. One
woman was reported wounded during
Mayor Nioodemus, Police Chief Ary
and Policeman Corail, a former Texas
ranger, pan»« to Cushing last night
after being ejected from their office
and pur ch ase d additional stores of am
munition Ho reports had been re
ceived at • «•• o'clock thi* morning of
LACKAWANNA STEEL COMPANY
FORCED TO CLOSE ITSBUFFALO
PLANT; DISORDERS AT FARRELL
By FRE3D 8. FERGUSON, United Press Staff Correspondent.
Pittsburgh, Sept. 28.—Disorders of a serious nature
marked the activities of striking steel workers in several
places last night and today. In Farrell, Pa., two persons were
killed and 11 wounded last night and today the situation was
reported by Mayor Mooney of Farrell to have gotten beyond
In response to his appeal to Sheriff Gibson, 300 deputies
were sent to Farrell. Two additional company of the state
constabulary also were being sent into the western Pennsyl
vania steel district. Three riot calls in Buffalo last night were
followed by another outbreak this morning. Several persons
were injured and a number of arrests made.
TO LARGE RENO
President Declares Objections
to Treaty by Opponents Are
Bugaboos—Says They Feel
Impluse of Cowardice.
BY HUGH BAILLIS)
(United Free» Staff Correspondent)
Reno, Nev., Sept. 23.—President Wil
son. here on hls tour In behalf of the
ratification of the peace treaty, was
met by n large crowd.
'The Slar Spangled Banner" was
sung by several girls In the audience.
Some one called for Mrs. Wilson.
"Here Is the best part of this travel
ing show." smiled Wilson, Introducing
A man In the crowd who seemed
a trifle unsteady, yelled out "Mrs. Wil
son, I would like to make a statement,
I am very much pleased with your bet
ter half" The President and Mra
Wilson Joined In th* laugh.
(Continued on page two.)
STRIKERS GAIN GROUND.
With the strikers apparently gain
ing ground In the other steel districts
the Industrial warfare continued to
«•enter In the Pittsburg districts, where
gains and losses In the number of men
out seemed to be about evenly di
vided. The strikers claimed that 8000
additional men were on strike there
today, hut this was refuted by the steel
The strikers' biggest victory today
was won when the Lackawanna Steal
company, closed its plant In Buffalo.
The Donner Steel company in that city
was also expected to shut down to
night or tomorrow.
In several of the smaller towns of
the Pittsburg district the operators
claimed that twice as many men were
at work today as yesterday.
AT GARY, INDIANA.
Pickets around the Gary plant of the
Illinois Steel company, the largest In
the district were practically inactive
today. There were hundreds of plck
(Continued on Pa.,e Two.)
EDWARD BOK QUITS
AS EDITOR OF THE
LADIES HOME JOURNAL
Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 23. — The
Curtis Publishing company announced
today acceptance of the resignation of
Edward Bok as editor of the Ladies'
Home Journal. He will retire after a
continuous service of I» years. Bok
will be succeeded by H. O. Davie, of
I-oe Angeles, who has been managing
editor of the magasin» tor the last six
AT STATE FAI R
ON SECOND BAY
Deer Flat, Greenleaf and Wilder
Delegations Swarm Throug
Gates—Clear Skies Smile an
Thrilling Buckaroo Sports Run
ning Raoes and Vaudeville
Acts Thrill Thousands —
Evening Pyrotechnic Display.
TONIGHTS PROGRAM AT PAUL
7 ; 45—Overture by Boise Mantel
3:00—Equestrian «et M odea we
band and Balt Lake Opera quintet.
Mise Becky Almond, pianist.
3:15—Bucking broncho exhibi
Exhibits will be open until 10
o'clock p. m.
Midway will be open until 11:3#
o'clock, p. tn.
This Is Deer Flat, Greenleaf and
Wilder day at the state fair and lug*
delegations ♦*----*"rhtr Mtsq—1
districts of the Boise valley are en
joying the best fair ever held In Ida
ho, or In tho northwest.
Ideal weather resulted In a record
second dav crowd.
Today marks the opening of the
big amusement jrogram which will
continue every afternoon this week. A
remarkable program has been provid
ed for the entertainment this week of
the greatest throngs that ever crowd
ed through the fair ground gates. The
program each afternoon Is composed
of exoitlng running raoos, and thrill
ing buckaroo sports by world's eham
(Contlnued on Pare Five)
ON THE WIRE
ALLIED TROOPS TO FIUME.
London, Sept. 23.—No confirmation
has been received of the report that
Italy has asked the alllee to oond
troops to Flume, It was stated today
at both the British war otflco and tha
RIOTING AT FARRELL.
Sharon, P»., Sept. 23.—After re
newed outbreaks this morning *t Far
rell, in which two men received bul
let wounds which tent them to the
hospital and several other* war* «light
ly hurt. More than 1000 striking work
men marched to the Ohio state line,
where they held an open air me*ting.
Chicago, 5| St. Louie, 3; (first
Chicago, Sept. 23.—Three Chieege
ana, accidentally trapped, confessed
today to a robbery of 1884,000 from
the mails. Officers recovered 188,
620 of the loot and went In aearoh of
the remainder when the prisoners (eld
where it was cached. With the aid ef
a .postal clerk, the then exchanged
pouches at Whiting, Indiana leat
Thursday, taking the pouch Containing
2234,000 to meet the payroll of the
Standard OU company of Indiene.
The men held are Leo end Walter
Fllipkowskt and John 8 . Welke, the
latter a mall clerk, ImpUoeted in con
fessions as the man who prepared the
fake mall pouch and arranged met
iers so the one containing the money
c.iuld be identified by the Fillpkowukl
when thrown the train.
Polioe found Fllipkowskt ta n sa
loon and searched him on suspicion of
complicity in a hold- 19 . Aiy found
820.000. Officers said Me — mm I
r.t once, making it easy to drew tNMP
fassions from the others. A •
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