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Mexican bask notes, state hills, 6Mc; hesos, old,
34r; new, 45c; Merrean gold. 50c; aatieaalea, 30e; bat
saver, E4H, quotation, $1-23fs; copper, 2oj421e;
grains, lower; livestocks, steady; stocks, lower.
El Pas and west Texas, cloudy, fallowed by t'ai:
weather and much colder; Mew Mexico, unsettled, wits
rain or snow in north; Arizona, generally fart, colder
Steel Strike Probers Asserts Public's Eight to Demand
Neither Capital Nor Labor Shall Assume to Decide
Industrial Questions in Own Way; Urge Mediation
Board; Blame A. F. of L. For Strike; Score Eadicals.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Not. S. Char
acterizing; all strikes as 'Indus
ir'ai barbarism" and declaring that
;iere is no place In this country
e ther for Industrial despotism or
:oor despotism," the senate commu
tes which .Investigated the stee!
strike, today presented Its report. Tne
ommatee's main conclusion was ex
pressed ia the statement that "the
public has a right to demand that
capital shall sot arrogate to itself
ti.c right to determine in its own
u ay those Industrial Questions, and
it ,9 tlie same as to labor, and the
d :ty is upon congress to provide some
ay or aajnstinz inese differences.
Prepos MesUslkm Agency.
As a permanent preventive ot
e rikes, which the committee eon-
i eie3 are apparently the only way
fur labor to secure eves its Just de
i.ands if employer refuse to grant
-m. 1 it ia recommended that con
press authorize the establishment of
me such mediation agency with
".-! defined powers as the recently
unsolved war labor board.
TMs ooard would have the power
of co-npttlsory investigation," the re-p-'ts
adds on this subject, but "not
the extent of compulsory arbitra
t.on. A just decision of the hnsnl
'. ould be endorsed bv the mhiiit.
i ere ia good
enough in
American people to bring about an
.juuiem or tnese airricuitiea.
Five Senators Slaw Ftadlacs.
ine report was signed by senator
ivenjon. oi icwa, chairman, and sena
tors Sterling. South Dakota: Pbipps.
i o'orado. Republicans, and McSellar,
Treatiac of the eaaaea a th.
trite, the eesaaarttee ta in re
port expressed the U that
ae walkeat was precipitated by
ike deteraiavrjetn af Hie Ajaerl-
aa Federation mt Utor ae or
ganise the steel tndastry. Wages
are net a factor fa the strike,
tke eosasnlttee heM. Being ktgk
eaoaurfc to give no reason tor dis
aatisfaetioa. Boon of tire
workers, how-
ever, tke
too long.
seaaters believed, are
KaotraJism Behind Strike.
Further behind the strike, the
r iTiinlttee found, wss massed "a con
querable element" of revolutionary
.-..oieailsm. of which, it is said, there
i no o nest Ion but that William Z.
' ester, secretary of the general strike
'remittee, was a leader. With Jacob
i.argolis, attorney for the I. W. TV.,
r.d assistant in organizing the
nke. secretary Foster came in for
u .sparing condemnation. Despite
1 oster's partial disavowal of his
former syndicalist doctrines, the com
mittee failed to be convinced that
he strike leader has had "little
hange of heart," but on the con
trary "ne is now In the fulUieyday
of his power.
Tie laborers fat the steel mills
sad a Jost eaeaaiatat reiattve to
tke leas; hears of service on tke
part f easae of xWaV said tke
Labor Organizers Run Out
Of Johnstown,
'OHXSTOWN, Pa., Nov. 8. Deter
mined to run organizers out ot
town, it Is said a committee of busi
ness men of this city has given two
labor organizers until 5 oclock this
afternoon to leave Johnstown.
The organisers are T. B. Con boy. of
the steel workers' union, and Doml
uck Gelotte, of the United Mine
Workers. Both were requested last
night by the committee to leave the
t,ty immediately, after Wm. Z. Fos
ter secretary of the national steel
Ftrike committee, was forced to leave
lohnstown. where he wss scheduled
to speak before stee! strikers.
Faster Issues Stateaseat.
Ir. a statement issued last night
oster said:
Citv police and others took it upon
themselves to order me out of town.
couple of newspaper men met me on
the street as I came from the station.
They told me the business men had
Tiet and decided they would use Du
ni.esne and McKeesport tactics. They
nrpefl me there would be a riot at
ie lbor temple if I went there to
speak While I was taking lunch at
a restaurant the reporters told me
Watch For The Old
McGinty Pictures
rE cut of the McGinty band
which The Herald expected to
print today was not completed in
time for this issue. One is printed.
In the Magazine section, of the
McGin'y band, but it shows Billie
Biidgers playing a comet instead
of a mandolin, and D. W. Reck hart
is not m the group at alL Will
Brown and Jim Ponder and others
equally as well known are tn to
day's picture, honever. Endgers
with the mandolin and "Reck" with
the guitar will appear jnext week.
The cut will be ready without fail.
Today's picture is of the MeGlnty
brass band; next week's will be
of the orchestra.
Paso Musi Start
committee. "They had the right '
to have representatives of their
own choosing ta present griev
ances to the ' employers. Some
members of the committee be
Here that sock representatives
ouerht not to be from outside tke
tartest ry.
"With the system of working hours
In the steel Industry, the committee
uisagreea, saying:
"An eight hour day with a living
wage that will enable men to supnort
their families and bring up their
children accordinc to the standards
of American life ought to be a car
dinal part of our industrial policy,
and the sooner the principle Is recng
ilred the better it will be for the en
tire country."
Striken Take Wrong Course.
The report also dealt witn tne ef
forts of strike ieauers to get Judge
E. H. Gary, chairman of toe United
-states Steel corporation, into a con
ference far enough to point out that
committee memuera felt sympathy
with the principle of collective bar
gaining, but did not believe the steel
strikers had taken the right course.
me representatives selected tlor
bargaining) should be those who be
lieve in the principles of -American
government." the report said "Judge
Gary would well have objected to re
ceiving a man with the views of Mr.
roster. Me did not put Bis refusal
, ' n that ground, but rather put it on
"Uli. -.nn .14 R MJI
resent the employes, though himself
conceding that 10 to 1 percent of the
men in the milts were probably
unionized. It seems to ns that even
this la or IS percent had the right
to select their own representative l
ana present tneir -in ssisaunn, uk
that they should hare been Beard."
Proved Many Are Foreigners.
Testimony, the report said, sus
tainad the contention of ins- steel
rconnsasles that a large pi auoi tien
ot tne stnserw were roreignors,
Touching on the subject of radi
calism iu the strike, the report .said:
a Tfce committee is of tke epln
" Jan tkst tke Am-rfean Federation
of Ijakor Saas made a serfeus mis
take and has lost asuek favorable
sahlie ealnlaa ky pcrmlttinc the
leaAersklp of tkfs strike move
ment to pass Into tke hands ot
some rrke Tzave heretofore enter
tained tke mast radical and dan
gerous doetrlnes.
"Such men." said the report, allud
ing to Foster and Margolls, "are dan
gerous to the country and they are
dangerous to the cause of union
labor. It Is unfair for men who may
be struggling lor tneir right to be
represented by such leader-, if Mr.
Foster has the real int'st of the
laboring man at heart he should re
move himself from anv leadership.
If he will not remove himself from
leadershin the American Federation
of Iabor shouid purge itself of snetj
leadership In order to sustain the
confidence the country has had in it
under leadership of Mr. Campers."
In regard to sur.nre salon or puolici
meetings hi the strike zones, the com
mittee observed that "th suppression
of frank discussion only serves to
accentuate a bad situation."
the business men were ready to "clean
up" and that they have elected the
mayor they want.
Best Protection to Get Oat.
"On the streets two city detectives
advised -me not to go to the bail.
When I asked whether the authorities
could not protect me, they told me the
best protection 1 could have was to
get out of the town. I went to Con
boy's hotel and sent for him. When
he came I told him I took the situa
tion seriously, as I did not wish to
hare any disorder.
"We agreed to see the chief of po
lice and the mayor, but on the side
walk a score or more of men sur
rounded me and I was cut off from
Conboy. They headed me toward the
Pennslyranla station and I went.
There was nothing else to do."
Coal Production First
Day of Strike 1,300,000
' Tons Less Than Normal
Washington, D. C, Nov. g. Produc
tion of bituminous coal last Satur
day, the first day of the coal strike
was estimated today by the geologi
cal survey at slightly less than 700,
006 tons- This compares with an
average normal dairy output of nearly
:,oe,0O tons.
Denver. Colo- Nov. s. With three
mines in the northern part of the
state preparing to resume operations
Monday, and with reports of more
men returning to their Jobs in the
southern field, Colorado started the
second week of the nation wide coal
strike with approximately So per cent
of normal production.
Miners at three camps in the north
ern field last night voted to return
to work, and work will be resumed
at these shafts Monday, operators an
nounced. In 'bo southern Colorado field, the
Coloiado Fuel and Iron company to
day reported nine mines working at
71 per cent normal. This company
reportted 12(1 men at work as com
pared with a September average o
1902 men.
Government Refuses to Give
Up Its Power of
Decision Means Opening of
rignt on Radicalism
In Labor.
Tke United States govera
zaent refuses to surrender Its
power of injunction. Is what at
torney general A. Mitchell Palmer
teld Samuel Com per, president of
the American Federation of IjBbor,
tvko came as an Intermediary In
tke hope of settling the coal strike.
Unaueattonablv he was actincr with
the knowledge of the head ot the coal
miners onion, though he was care
fa tn bis conference to represent
himself only as a gobetween.
The attorney genera listened to
the argument of Mr. Gompers, who
wm accompanied by Frank Morrison
and Matthew Woli, vice president and
secretary respectively, of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor. They
pointed out the difficulties and dan
gers of the restraining order, whoso
character is to be made permanent i r
not. according as Indira Anoeann
rales In the federal court at Indianap
olis today, but It seems certain that,
unless the coal strike ia called off. the
injunction will be made permanent,
and the difficulties ot the coal miners
in extricating themselves from legal
entanglements will be increased.
Could Give Ao. Promise.
Mr. Gompers was unable to promise
definitely that If the government
withdrew Its application for a perma
nent injunction the coal strike would
he called off. He could present no
guarantee to that effect, no assurance
on behalf of any organization. He
had aim pry an "aUding faith" that if
the government withdrew the tajanc
tlon the coal strike eouM be settled
in 41 hours.
The attorney general's answer
w characterized by a spirit of
firmness and finality that vras
unmistakable. He declared that,
fa kis opinion, the miners were
doing an Illegal thins by striking.
Re said tkey had been asked not
to strike, but had ignored tke re
smest ' of the president of tke
United States and had flouted tke
nnthsrlrv of tke aovernmeat.
So long as the strike waB In prog
ress, the lilejralitv was n resect. An
the United States government could
ok tor a moment countenance ille
gality. Re would not reqaeet the
miners to can oil the strike by prom
ising them that the inin notion vraald
be withdrawn. He would make u
promises. All he woofd sav was that
If the strike were called off Illegality
would cease.
Reports to President.
The situation resolves Itself imps.
fore, into this:
Should the eoal miners tiresent to
the federal court a statement saying
that the strike order has been re
voked, the government would simul
taneously present a request that the
injunction be vacated. Messrs. Gom
pers, Woli and Morrison retired to
think it over Inst aa tfaa artornev
general motored from the department
of Justice to the executive mansion,
where ha dronsed tn a few minates
on the president prior to the begin
ning of the cabinet meeting In the
adjacent offices of the white house.
-roe attorney general Is Just back
from a brief visit to Pennsylvania.
where he went to vote and also to
a soeech to the mavora of
Pennsylvania dries and state offi
ciate at Harrisbnrg. He used the op
portunity to drive home an attack on1
James Maurer, president of the state
federation of labor of Pennsylvania,
who had lust persuaded the state con
vention of his organization to can a
general strike throughout Pennsyl
vania. The attorney aeneral draw a
distinction between labor leaders of!
the radical type like Usurer and the
conservatives liKe Gompers.
"1 can't believe." he said, "that -tke
vast body of tke membership
of the state federation of labor,
which Is loyal and patriotic will
support this revolutionary plan.
Sack metkods will set bark tke
righteous cause of labor for halt
a century, becanse it win undo
ranek tkat tke wise, able and pa
triotic leaders of organized labor
kave been able to aebieve in
America. Tke high position of
American labor today is due chief
ly to the splendid leadership of
men like Samuel Gompers. presi
dent of tke American Federation
of Labor, and William B. Wilson,
secretary of labor, an honored
citizen of our own state.
"But Manrer is not of their kind.
He has avowed his purposes In no un
certain manner. At a mass meeting'
(Genttnned on page 10. column 3.)
Compiles Report After
Three Years Observing
Of Women's Angles
LONDON, Eng. JTov. Dr. Wal
ter Kidd, by his own confession,
has been closely observing women's
ankles daring his walks abroad
and has compiled a report. But
worse than that, hi has pub
lished it
His observations, have extended
over a period of three years. Here
Is the result:
"Many women walk like dasch
unds. "Some afford hideous Instances
of splay foot.
"Ninety percent suffer from
flat feet, incipient or pronounced.
"Most have deplorable ankles
and feet.
"The -majority display their de
formities with eh&rming levity
and audacity."
The Symphony Orchestra Right With
El Paso Man, Now Speaker of the Texas House, Form
ally Announces His Candidacy for the Position Is
North Texas Man, With Strong Support There
and Unanimous Backing of West Texas.
ROB3RT E. THOKASON, sneaker of Southwestern Methodist university
the bouse of representatives of the at Georgetow: . Tex- and of the law
Texas legislature, officially announced
his candidacy for governor this after-
"Yes. I will make the race," said Mr.
Thomases when asked if he had defin
itely made up his mind to run. T
am formally announcing my candi
dacy and I am in to win. I intend
in a very short time to open head
Quarters In Dallas and 1 am going to
campaign in every section of the state.
Now that I am in the race, I am going
to make as hard a figh as I am,
physically capable of making." I
Mr. Thomason's candidacy will
please the people of El Paso, for they
have been hoping that he would make
the race. With it already definitely.
understood that MaJ. Richard Burgea, '
of El Paso, will not be a candidate. El ,
Paso will unanimously back Mr. I
Thomason. That is settled, and it is
believed that he will get the unan
imous support of western Texas
Having been reared on a farm in'
north Texan. near Gainesville- in !
LCooke cojnty, he has the hearty sup-l
port ox nis norm Texas triends. Ad-
ded to this is the support promise,
him, according to his friends, by mem
bars of the legislature who have
served with hlni during his two terms'
in the bouse. Judge Adrian P ol is I
responsible for th statement that Mr. i
T' ommason will nave he unanimous ,
rport of the legislature.
W. J. Moran asserts that union la- i
bor will give its support throughout
tne state to sir. xnomaaon.
West Texas has neer had a zover-!
nuor, because of its no graphical lo-1
cation, but having been reared in
north Texas and having lived there:
until a few years ago and still being
conn act ad with east Texas in a nasi-
boss way, sir. xnomason is peculiarly
fitted as a cusd.date for the rover -
-nprahip, aa bo Kaswa lh need of the
satire state. His service In the leg-
islatnre gave him a large knowledge
of, those hiisds alsu
Altogether fh outlook Is racy
briaat, 'aa friends of Mr. Taosnaeon
view the sitae Uoa.
Mr. Thomason a graduate of the
German Secret Spies Plot In Mexico
To Murder For Money As Well As To
Make War On U. S. From Sonora
Late "Agent Al" la the MWtary Intelligence Department of the V, S. Vrmy.
ONES and Schwlertx did not bold ,
and secret confabs so far as I
could discover, and I watched tbexn
narrowly, so I felt relieved. We got
away finally for Hermosillo about 8
o'clock in the morning, Schwlertx,
Auch. Jones and one Edelman. sup
posed to be a capitalist, wbo was as
sociated with him in the junk busi
ness, and myself, traveling together.
Edelman retired as soon as Schwlertz
had been sufficiently Impressed with
this visible evidence of ready money.
whereupon Schwlertx and Jonea de
voted the rest of the day to a dis
cussion ot business affairs while
Lieut Auch and myself llstened-
Sehwierts said be was going to
start a bank with German tunas tn
Hermoeilio, for one tning. tsu: tne
first thine to be done was to prepare
for war between Mexico under Ger
man leadership and the United States.
This was tne reason no wanna
those khaki uniforms. There was one
thing be needed mora than uniforms
and that was ammunition, particular
ly revolver ammunition. Could not
Jones manage to smuggle a quantity
of .mmnnition from the United
States for him? And if he could con
trive to Include some automats 1011 s
pistols he stood ready to pax its
each for them. Jones undertook to
supply whatever was nedeed.
named mvaie urnn.
Another thing that interested
Schwlertz was the material which
might be salvaged from Las Plntas
mines atreaoy reierrea to. wwen ae
was going to break up. True, he had
promised to sell all the material to
the Mexican government, but he
thought there might be a good deal
that the government would not care
for. He described what this material
was &nri asked Jones ir ne wooia
pay .zO.OOO American money for It.
Jones thought it could be done, pro
vided Edelman would put up the cash.
This S 20,000 deal represented
Scbwiertx's private graft.
ecbwiertx proposed to give me ooq-
L. George Gets Wrong
Offer For Good Time
PARIS,, France. Nov. S. While
Lloyd George was spending his
recent vacation on the Brittany
coast the mall carrier brought him
one morning by mistake a letter
simply addressed to "L. George."
with this enticing invitation from
a Parlslenne:
"Dear; Meet me this afternoon
r a IIttf plunge. Then we shall
have teaSdinner. a little cabaret
and some auclng."
"everyoneSlse Is trying to find
work for radio do," remarked the
Iritlsh premjer, as his secretary
sent the letter back to the post
office. "This postman is the first
who has tried to show me a good
N 1920
I school of the University of ' 'Bias. He
j was four years district attorney at
uiuiicsviiio oeioro no came to r.1 run,
eight years ago.
He has served two terms in the leg
islature from El Paso county, being
elected eaci
time wjtuout opposition
on a platform of "clean government."
He was elected speaker of the house
of representatives of the present term
of the legislature without opposinoa.
something that had not occurred be
fore in 2u years
Jin Trtmn&stm is use auxnor ox
several of the present Texas dean 1 of Russian workers is conducting an
election laws and bas been for a long i active propaganda for a "social revo
Uzbo aja earnest adrocate of protUbt luxfen.'' The aliens arreatawi were all
tiea mad woman ratfrage, wprt he- ve-' leaders in this onion, which was de
sarea both of tfeefte now as praeteaffy scribed' as the worst anarchistic or-
settted n-d his platform win be con-
.structlve and pruresarve.
half of the ftM
'or it and in eon-
staeratton 01 my services.
The scheme was to induce Jones
and Edelman ta bring the cash to
Mexico. Schwierta and I Mould
meet them at some convenient
point srlth an automobile, not for
getting to take along a pick and
shovcL Schwlerts was to dlrve
the car himself. When we reached
- Suitably desolate spot he v-s
ta give a signal whereupon I was
ta shoot Jones and Bdelman. The
bodies would be buried with the
pick and shovel and bo one would
ever know what had become of
the two men. Schwlerts and I
would then divide the gseHI and
we wonld still have the material
from the mines to dispose of.
Z assented to this proposal, know
ing that I could prevent It from be
ing carried out. Incidentally this
shows how completely I had won
Schwlertx'a confidence. As a matter
vi- isci ne ura sowing witnout con
sulting: me.
Enthusiastically Received.
Wo arrived about 4 p. m. at Cul la
can, a town of some eight thousand
inhbiaianu. where, at my suggestion,
we strutted about to display our
German uniforms, to the vast admira
tion of the natives. Schweirtx lost no
opportunity to explain that be was
gathering me, for the coming "in
vasion of the United States." So great
was the enthusiasm over what we
were going to do to the "gringoes"
that w were almost drowned In beer.
On leaving r .n Bias early on the
third mornroK. we were provided with
an escort of M soldiers: for a few
miles out of that nlace the railroad
enters the most dangerous stretch ot
all the Taqui territory. We pro
ceeded with extreme caution, pre
pared to find the 'rack torn up or a
bridge destroyed at any moment.
Goaytnas was reached about 7p.nL
on a Saturday evening. We went to
the Hotel AHrtn. kept by an Irish
American. We were Invited to dinner by the
German consul, one Rademacher, with
whom I was destined- to have consid
erable dealings later on. One of the
guests was Capt. H. Beckman. of the
German sailing vessel G las beck, in
terned at Guaymas at the beginning
ot the war. to whom Schwlerts de
livered a large package, saying:
fcTIere is the silk for your flag,
captain. I paid 34 for It In Mex
ico City. I hope It will not he lone
before ynn will be able to hoist
It on the Glasbeck In honor of
German vctoy.
The Southern Pacific from Maxatlan
to Hermosillo was In the best condi
tion of any railroad I saw in Mexico,
and its trains made far better time
than any others on which I rode. !
nermoslllo Ghost of Former Self.
Hermosillo. once a verv r-rcsperous
little city of IS.We Inhabits nts. under
the dsnotlsm of Oov. P. KUss Calles.
had become th abode of some 'SOO
miserable beings who found it diffi
cult to find means to keep soul and
bodv torether.
All who could do so had fled to
the rn'ted States: many others had
starved to death, for all Industry was
(Continued on page 3, column 1.)
Revolutionary Propaganda
and Arms Seized in the
Roundup of Radicals.
Captives Dangerous Russ
Unionists; Terroiisl Plot
Bared in Chicago.
WASHINGTON. D. C Nov. . Ac- j
trvities of the anion of Russian'
workers have been conducted in the
nation's capital. This became known
today when It leaked oat th&t agents
of the department of Justice had
made nine arrests last night in con
nection with the nation vide raid
against leaders of this anion. It is
understood five of the prisoners were
released after proving their citizen
ship. Importation of all aliens engaged in
"red" activities has been determined
upon by the department ot justice, at
torney general Palmer announced to
day. Details of the widespread clean
up of radicals last mkht and to
day saoTT that more than 260
it ere art rated la IS cities. Mr.
Palmer has asked the depart
ment of labor to deport all of
Included among the material and
literature seized by government
agcxzui in ui wb 4uuu.e- a
art (f tt usMd In max intr bombs.
, complete counterfeiting plant a large
supply of counterfeit bank notes. ;
thousands ot pieces of literature vie-
scribed as of the most mfldmmaty
I nature and scores of red flags, rifles -
and revolvera
Agents of the department of justice
and the bureau of immigration have 1
been collectinjc. evidence ia these par
ticular cases for two months. Palmer
said. Practically all of those arrested i
were Russians.
Soefc Soetl Revolution.
r. Palmer,
era incut agents, according to
have fotrmd that 1
t union 1
iganixatioa in the country. Its mem-
Dersnip noaaoers more tsusn ivee, witn
many locals scattered thronghout the
Last salghfs raids, however. In
cluded only leaders of the organisa
tion in the following cities: New
Tors. Chicago. Pittsburg. Philadel
phia, Cleveland. Detroit, Buffalo,
Akron, Toungatown, Ohio, Baltimore,
Newark and Elisabeth. N. J, and
Hartford. Waterbnry, Ansonia. Bridge
port. New Haven and Seymour, Conn.
Of the activities of members of
the Russian workers, Mr.
More Radical Than Bolshevikl.
"The union of Russian workers is
even more radical than the Bolsbe
viki.x it was organised is New Tork
in 1917 by a group of 11 men led by
Wiliam Sxatow, at present chief of
police of Petrograd. The purpose ot
the society was to amalgamate all
of the Russian groove In the United
States Inro ayia nr0.nS.3if Inn
! vThe various locals are oresnized
j for the sole purpose of spreading the ,'
doctrine or tne organization
in Kussian immigrants i "otfiw in
the mines, shops, factories, logging
fi "VT an1 otter centers of I
dSLv r5?5irn
wtrL .. n. ?neiix?eif, I
lectures as well as through the radi-
eal newspapers. Lecturers are sent
out by the executive committee ot
the group and cover all parts of th
country. Funds of the organization
are derived from dues, lectures and
concerts and the sale of radical
Officials declared that In last
night's raids they had found
more forms of anarchistic propa
ganda, teaching the overthrow ot
government by force and violence,
than In any previous nation
wide raids.
Apparently, according to officials,
the Russian orfranlxatlon bids fair to
supplant som of the other radical!
groups, to which more attention has
been paid in the past- The an
nounced determination to rid the
country of all alien participating In
the spread of doctrine' against the
government waa believed to be an
effective means of stopping the
growth of the Russian union.
Seized in the raids last night was
a portion of th "constitution" of
to Kussian society, wnicn oniciais
declared was the moat Inflammatory '
of any documents yet taken. One
section of it said present society was ,
aivMstt into two opposing classes, as
"The downtrodden workers and
peasants on 'one side, producing by
their work an the riches of the
world: on the other, the rich people
who have grabbed all ;aelr riches into
their hands. Many a time the class
of the oppressed stood against the
(Continued en page 10. column 4.1
Fall Is Turned
Into Spring This Year
CONTINUATION of warm weather
in El Paso has brought a sort
of "second spring" to the city.
Trees that started to shed their
leaves at the first cold spell in Oc
tober, have been budding again
during the laat few weeks and in
many tnstanoas have bloomed.
Honeysuckle ts again blooming In
some yards and in many instances
roses are in full bloom. It ts not
unusual for resos to Moon this
late, providing there has been no
previous killing frost, but bloom
ing honeysuckle Is almost unheard
of at this season, and blossoming
fruit trees are unusual at this time
of the year.
iruvin qiwe api.fr
Miners' Counsel Fights Vainly For Chance to Submit
.Arguments on Right to Strike; Say Union President
and Secretary Will Obey Court Mandate; Can't Speak
For Others; Court Rules on .Miners' Conspiracy.
. YL rc- i 1 ,J.
Great, of the uaioti, purposed obeying the court mandate to withdraw the
coal mifiers' strike order, bat that they cook! not speak for their fellow
officials. fof the strike call and that the" so. e
Most Cancel Strike Order. I object was to better the living io
The United Mine Workers ot America I tfons of the miners by im.-reascd -n -
was today ordered to withdraw tne
strike order tinder which i9,WQ men
quit work November 1. Tbi mandate
wss issued by Judge A. U. Anders r
of the United States district court.
after a hearing in which the anion at
torneys fought vainly for a chance t
present arguments on the rights to
The vatoa was givea tmtH No
vember 11 st 6 p. m to iMtt the
eeneelatioB. This date was seleet
.ed beeaase so many defendants
were absent.
The union attorneys explained the
! jbientrs must fas Bnmmoned bv tele-
j Rraph from many parts of the country
t0 BSUe the 'anceiauon oroer.
Federal lu.se A. B. Andersen
today tedieated he woald issue the
lnjanettan aamrd by the gaveimn
meat asainst Halted Mine Work
ers of Aaseriea officials ernes he
held that miners and their agents
are swttty of eaasatraey under the
l.erer act 11 iev or mare agree ro
quit work tst eoal mlaes.
The United Mine Workers of Amer
ica, through their attorney, Henry
Warruna. asked at the opening of th
United States district court today that
the proceedings be postponed a week
or tea says la the hope that mean
while th strike might bo settled. The
government, throngs c a. Asses, as
sistant attorney general, objected and
the 00 art tisere&no took up the mo
tion to dissolve Use injunction. The
government position was that th case
was too important to aumic assay
The attorneys agreed that tn rul
ing upon the motion for dissolution
of th restraining order the court
might also rule on the question of is
suing an injunction aa prayed for in
the petition filed last week by the
Shows Loss To Railroads.
Mr. Ames than offered affidavits
from H. B. ripen car and Marion Under
wood, of the railroad administration
at Washington, aa to diminishing coal
supplies and diminishing financial re-
Taken together, thee affidavits
1 show," said judg Ames, "that th
government ts operating tne nasi
now at a loss which will increase with
diminution of supplies for operation.'
Counsel for the defence tried to ob
ject to the reading, but judge Ander
son halted them.
These are equity proceedings and
I am going to let the evidence in."
said the court.
Csstfsel Yloiatieas Aliested.
Judge Amea then read an affidavit
. . . - . . , , , e
D N River on association, of
west Virginia, detailing th alleged
oUtton of union contracts In that
"eld. Similar affidavits war offered
detailing alleged similar conditions in
.- V-ntnekv and Tennessee.
eastern KentucKV ana iwissm
Judge Ames then related th re
establishment of certain fuel admin
istration orders.
"1 believe these are all th facts we
wish tn present at this time," said
judge Ames.
The defence thereupon started to
read its motion to dissolve in the form
of an afffldavit.
Claims Strike Call LezaL
The document asserted the legality'
! Officials Investigating;
i First Trouble During
Strike in New Hex.
1 A-ituquerque. N. M-. Nov. S. The
pple at the Morgan-Jones mine at
. . Kllr-ed
Madrid, Sante Fe cotmty, was burned
last night.
Authorities today are in
the fir to determine
whether It was of incendiary origin.
Miners in the camp an largely Spanish-American,
but they did not go on
strike. This is the first trouble of
any sort In New Mexico mines sine
the strike began.
There ia a steady improvement In
strike conditions throughout the
New Mexico fields and a continued
increase in output. Gov. Larraiolo
declared today.
Sheriff Armljo has gone to Madrid
to investigate. The camp is about SO
miles from Santa Fe. The minors in
this camp are largely Spanish-American
and did not go out on th strike
The Koehler mine, the largest pro
ducer of th St. Louis, Rocky Moun
tain A Pacific, is now working with
full force, as Is another of this com
pany's mines. At Dawson 24 men
have been added to the force. No
disturbance, has occurred anywhere la
Colfax county. Production of the Gal
lup' field reached 100 tons yester
day. This is not qnlto so large as
might have been reached but for th
, "The proved eirealariaa ot sj
) O The Kl Paso RrrsM is nearly
s twice that of any other E3
j Paso Pa per." -
A Big Attendance
Attorneys representing United Mke
tt.. I -rerrv
and shorter working hours. This
explained aa designed to combat
government assertion of a conspirac
to violate the Lever food and fuel
control act.
The affidavit cited the statute for
bidding issuance of injunctions in la
bor disputes unless based upon de
struction of property of the complain
ant. The Lover act. It was argued, had
become Ineffective because the war
had Tsiesort progress! vary," two of the
circtrmstatrces cited in this connec
tion being that soldier members ot
anniaas had. been discharged from
government service and the roa
mines had been returned to their own
er?. Bight to Strike Menace..
"Th anion members, therefore,
lleved that peace had come and that
th United States was no longer a:
sr." said the affidavit and it offeree
to show in court that by acts of tb
federal administration the war power
relating to th fuel industry bad bet
The motion also argued that the re
straining order was calculated to de
stroy th right to strike and se-.u!
In dissolution of the organization
also asserted that the portion o' t
ordcr restraining nse of snlon turc
confiscated property without d
pswoass of taw.
This ejoaad th evident: and J-J-'r
And si ana then agreed with the atto: -neys
that an hoar and a half be al
lowed for eat-h aid for argument.
Jadsre Ames Opens Areameat.
Judge Ames ooenod for the gover.
merit. Reading from the congression 1
record ho got late the case preslden
Wilson's statement on the coal strik
resBdhxg It in foil. President Lewis -the
union, with thumbs thrust isi
the armholes of his waistcoat, listen? .
to the chief ex eon tire's excoriation "
the organisation with a noneha'.an
manner, emphasised by closed -and
an occasional use of a penc.i -a
"Th president states fact in ".--statement
to the American people,
said judge Ames, "because of a dis
agreement between th miners
operators of the centra! compef -field
a strike has been ord-re-throughout
th United States. r
this, too, notwithstanding that 1
other fields there were in force ex
tracts which were negotiated inde
pendently of the central field.
"It is not for th defendants to de
cide what is the law In this case
civilized countries such questions a--left
to the arbitrament of cou-ts."
Court Say War Bxisteat.
"The courts of this land aavs lr
cided that the war is yet exis-e:.
The onions say it has ended. The
thus oppose their emoloyers, the cour
and the government.
"It 18 assumed bv the roteranient.
however, that the defendants acted .1.
good faith, believing that their cori-
was iega. rnererore. ta civil, ratner
man tne criminal process has been in
voked as a matter of fairness and
common Justice.
"As the president' ot the United
States has said, the time has come fo
plaln speaking. No organization ma;
ICaaUnaed en page IB, eolajan 3.)
IT 101 IE
t'Pajama Party" Goes i
Astray; Also To fail i
"pajaraa party," intended to ad-
vartis a college football gaiz j
her today, wont astray last nlgb'
and its student participators n- j
a result are crowding the local ja.l '
to th corridors. They are accused j
of delaying a mail train aa hour i
and M minutes. !
fact that today was payday. Governor
Larraaolo was emphatic in bis state
ment that he believed the burning -,;
th tipple at th Morgan Jones mm.
at Madrid had no connection with th
HeadUners In
Today's Theaters
"Kathleen Xavoareen.
"Th Woman's Law." Florence
"The Love Cheat," June Caprice
"The Phantom Extra," Louis
"A House Divided."
"Fair and Warmer," stay Allison.
"Broken Blossoms." Liiha Gish

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