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1 Pate and west tan, freexint: taatgbt; Xew Mts
ico, fair, cold wave east sf mountains; Arises, fail,
Utile chance in tcsnperatare.
Mexican task notes, state kills, 630c; pesos, old,
34:; sew. 45c; Mexican gold 50c; nscienales. 30c; bu
silver, HE. quotation, 1 26 copper, 20H21&c;
grains, lower; livestocks, higher; stocks, lower.
lSl SS .MW
Killing of 4 Ex-Soldiers Declared Premeditated, Eesult
of Town's War on Radicals; Legion Members Threaten
to Wipe Out I. W. W., Whose Secretary is Lynched
Many Pall When L W. W. Fire on Armistice Parade.
(TEALIA, Wash.. Nor. 12. Nat
ional guardsmen are petroling
f -rra'.-a today where yesterday four
r -n.bera of the American Legion met
v.'oh daring an armistice day cele
l .n when men said to be members
t ' Ho Industrial Workers of the
t. -n alleged Ind-jstral Workers are in
The secretary or the Industrial
risers union. Brick Smith, was
i fed by unidentified men and his
" riddled with bullets last -night.
MBlth'a body, rrfciefc was hang
fag from a h rider after tm nn
d makers refused to handle H,
had dl .pseared this morning and
It .es said the ro. e had been eet,
allowing the body te drop Into
he river.
-icloiils were posted by Centralia
ortties in pome parts ot the city
ng residents to report any knowl
e or the shooting or knowledge ot
I. W. W. they may nave A drive
: - been launched to clear the L W.
from Centralis, it was said, and
r'-2T ser ice men, who came here
.r,ng the nlsht from nelghbor.ng
" ue, are to be used in the work.
float Amis Prison is a.
1 'r.e w oraan is among the prisoners
; is -aiL She conducted a hotel in
nch the L W. W. hall was located,
tordir.g to one version, she. with
r husband, when the paraders staxt
to ransack the place, ran out
rr small American flags and
i, andmg protect.on. The men It
seic. took the flags from them.
er.lralia has been combatting a
al element here for several years j
& 1 yesterday's shooting was the cli
r c' a series of conflicts. Two years j
a hen the first tied Cross bazaar'
s held here, it was reported before
'rt bazaar opened that the 1 V. V-'-!
..ended to dynamite the hail in
"hfch the affair was conducted. At i
t time citizens burned the fixtures ,
' :r.e : e;; and drove us secreiaty
f-- r. town.
Uvery L. W. W. Listed.
I.cccntly the protective league was
-'Eac.ed. t.ery L . W. was to be
1 --ed. it was planned, and ordered to
!-. . e As a cirect answer to the
t. sens' declaration of war came the
. . k yesierdaj, according to th
t-: f ofiicials.
V'ordtng to information reaching
t . spaper offices Lore, several former
- i trs here q...et!y organized & party
left m automo ties for Mendota,
z dicing town foar miles northeast ot
, to arrest several alleged 1. w.
"rklng lit c al mines there. It
.3 re; orted that the man who shot
; rer. Grimm yesterday had takes
n:uje a', ilenaots.
i o. ee. jv.u.ers and former soldiers
v rounding up alleged I. W. W.
.. tne morning. At 19:38 the
: ,j,cg were in Jail charged with
af"ir to the organization:
,,n.3.s J. Snvth, 27: Elmer Smith,
.. v O Siaitn, :S; Frank Kesling.
. o r bland. 36: Mike Shahan, CO;
:: Bickor, 24; (Jeorge Jurosich. 27;
.-s-McInemey. 4; Bobert Broad -:t.
L C Morgan, IS; Pat Keid.
" tr t Ijodoquist. 33; Oren Ander
t -5, John Lamb, 40; Stabley
HT; Wi'liam Osthumb. 24:
w.ltaic. 3u: Tom Lasoiter. 43:
-i' J. Ellis. 26; Britt Smith, 14. and
' A. McAlister. .
s. Mwtlister. it' was said, eon
r . led the hot! in which the L W.
rail was located.
-We are goig to t4d Centra la
every L W. W. mayor T. C
Kogrrs declared -today. Mayor
Hogrrs acid he deolorrd the
l?-erhlag last might, bat aert-
(1 he waa rnmoole to aet when the
ifchta all over Sovrn were ohat
off before a crowd took the pri
(infr from the JmlL
maor alleged that the big
e- a Tr. panics, in this part of
Be Careful WhenQverheated Or Wet
Congestion Will Attack Very Quickly
By DR. B. F. JENNBSi. T. S- XAVi.
I arid fctionr of the country like I
arid fcctionf of the country like
jr c-n. one of the most vital fac-
J,iro-n,or,. of the most vital fac-
r '.n the cause of disease la the
r.Iiing of the surface cf th- tody
the rapid evaporation of moisture
-cm tre akin. In such a climate the
- is thirsting for evaporation, and
e- tak ng up of moisture from -wet
by the air is called evapora
- : r. The dryer the air the greatrr
i rrore rapid the evaporation from
th'r.p containing water, and as1
i c, crat.cn is elwars s cooling pro-
cc tc suitae from which tnej
-ure -5 taken will become colder.
sp'v tnis principle to the Mexl-
. " v, afer bag vth'ch you carry on '
; -r aj.orcobile or tothehuman body!carele mlMng that the dan
the result is cbvioua. Bth are ger always prevent and that it is
-s' cooled, and if the roc ua goea niy neceasary for such exposure to
- ioie enoui5". both are chilled .be practiced once when their vitality
!an 1b the only animal that can j lowered from an attack of indlarea
. ir all ci males Dccauae tnrough tion or a couple of nishts loss of
- 7o-s in his skin and the j sleep, to prodnce a congestion of the
b. -od -tfselrs just under the ' lun?8. and permit the ?erms of dls
t' f ttj-erature of his body Case to feed and multiply in the con
reguiated. and kf-pt uniform 'jested tissues.
- all clima'E. Because of this! people become careless: they are
L..- .cate --ent.ietiEg apparatus. no- ,
i .-r man l more suaceDt.bie to
i 'aen changes of temperature, and to
i -3nc used to extreme heat and cold
. c m-js1 it exposed to them graduaJly.
In Switzerland tuoe-cuJosis In chil
. rei is tre-Httd by allowing thern to
-jn about m the snow with no clotn
- c whatever on their bodies, excep'
. .ces, but it requ'res months to
l.arcen these patients to this ex
i,ure, beginn ng with the exposure
. f a small pctiou of the body dally
:r,r a certa'i length of tune, and ln-
aping the ex;-suTf2 very gradually.
When the ..rfae of the hody is
:ei te lutip ?rln sspIs rarty j
'.ose ard force the blood into the in-'-:rnaJ
organs, then the muscles,
Tate a nttle to try and bring th j
the state have, in a way. encouraged
the I. W. W. by feeding them in the
logging camps.
Gaardamen Arrive on Scene.
Company P. Third regiment, nation
al guard of Washington .which ar
rived here early today from Tacoma.
were Dujetea in tne cn amber or com-
merce rooms.
Later the national guardsmen went
on patrol duty in many parts of the
city as sua uey wera posted on
the main streets and were guarding
ail the roads leading into Centralis.
'Centralia Face (.rim Task.
The grim task of burying her dead,
ascertaining the causes of the clash
in which they were killed and finding
the guilty ones occupied Centralia to
day. Persons said to be Industrial Work
ers of the World fired on an Armis
tice day parade here yesterday, kill
ing one member of the American Le
gion outright and woonding two oth
ers so seriously they died soon after;
a fourth legion member suffered a
wound in grappling with one of these
accused of the firing. Today the body
of this man. Brick Smith, believed to
be secretary of the local Industrial
Workers' branch, was hanging: from
a bridge near here, from which Smith
was tarown ny a moo last nignu
Planned to "tief" Hen.
One of the men arrested yesterday
ano last mgnt is the sweeping searca
for I. W. W.'s following the attack.
was said to have confessed plana were
maae months ago to "get warren
Grimm and Arthur MaclUtresh, two
of those killed, and William Schales
and Capt. David Livingston The four
Had lcen active in suppressing radical
activities Is this community Capt.
Livingston led1
ngston led -este. days parade.
Wltikent wnrnlBtr bursts of rifle
rtre e"weu the ranks of marching
overseas veterans, as they -paraded
-past I. W. T7. hendejaarters.
From that hnlMtag and the roof
of a BBUdtne aesssa the street
hnlle-U aw, PerM-ae In the
crowds t&at lined the street to
honor the ret-arned heroes also
drew weapone and began firing-.
Grtrnm. leading a company of men.
dropped mortally wounded.
fresh, xnaronlttg in the ra-aka. was
killed InstantlT. Ben C&sa&raanda
died later from his wounds.
John Evan Watt. George Stevens,
Jacob Phitzer, Crist Coleman and 8
Eubanks also fell, wounded. Watt
probably fatally. Stevens was shot
when he attempted to disarm an h
W. W standing on the street.
Fourth Death Is Added.
The fourth death of a parader was
added when Dale Hubbard, recently
returned overseas man, gathered a
small band and started after the I
W. W. secretary. Hubbard 'and the
fugitive grapplad after a chase in
which Smith fired repeatedly at his
(Cenriatted on page S. Column 3.)
pROVIDEXCE. R. I, Nov. 12. Judge
1 Arthur L. Brown in the federal I
district court toda; Issued a tempor
ary lnjunctien against Harvey A.
Baker, United States attorney, and
Geo. F. Shaugnnessy, collector of in
ternal revenue, restraining them from
enforcing the provisions of the war
time prohibition act.
The injunction was issued on the
blood back to the surface,
and we
! rsans, jrllraolrly tfae lame
l v7 4JtBKf ras and eoncrsled
long poti(ii(e tlw tint etnee
I mt brttaeUtf-t, Inflneaxn and pnen
j mODtRo
I I do not hesitate to say that many
hundreds of cases of respiratory Jia
i ease occur in oar own common ity
i every year from lack of knowledge,
or neglect or observation of, 'this
j principle of evaporation. When the
national guard was on the bonier
many cases of pneumonia were un
doubtedly indlrectlly doe to the sol
fera getting wet and not know ins
1 the dararer of chifline the body In a
I dry climate
I Of course persons not acclimated are
greater danzer. but old residents
aut to look lirhtlv on a few minutes
out In the rain, on sitting in a draft
when overheated, or a simple cold
in the head. In a humid climate these
exposures are tolerated because the
body dries slowly and chillinng is not
so apt to occur, but in arid places
they are eer present dangers.
Teme-rrow: What to do when fall
ing III IT
Tne oro.ee eireatstion of
Ik El rase Herald Is nearly -O
rwire that of any other El
V Faee paper."
-e e
Slrilfe Movement To
Seize N. Y. Hotels
Bared By Attorney
NSW YORK, Nov. II. Danger of
a general strike of bote! em
ployes, with Its ultimate object
the "taking over" of bote) prop
erties, was discussed today at the
Z4th annual convention- of the New
Tork 8tete Hotel association. As
sertion thai- December 2v bad been
decided upon by radical lenders as
the date for such a strike waa
made by Frank Belaud, attorney
for the association.
Ton men may sot fealtse It." he
said, "but a secret movement to
take over your property is on foot.
Don't feel any sense of security.
It is dangerous just now and the
movement is general throughout
the state."
Advocating a "house clean tag"
while the opportunity Is at hand.
Bo land urged hotel men to "take
faithful employee into your confi
dence, and do not be canght off
Resumes Negotiations With
Brotherhoods After
Tuesday's Failure.
Washington. D. C Not. 12. Repre
sentatives of the four railroad broth
erhoods and director general Hittes
resumed negotiations today on the
brotherhoods' demands of wags In
creases and revision of working con
ditions, after they had failed to come
anywhere near an agreement yester
day. The railroad admin tsrrntsett has re
fused the fail detnaBoA r the rail
road organisations. Director general
Hines pointed out that he oonld make
no agreement to increase the pay of
railroad employes because of the shcrt
time before the railroads will be re
turned to private ownership.
London. Eng.. Nov. 12. A special
congress comprising representatives
of all organized labor rras called to
day to meet in London. December t,
to discuss the nationalization ot the
petitions of the Karraganset Brewing
"The sale of four percent beer waa
immediately resumed by Providence
liquor dealers.
The opinion is the first construc
tion of the volstead (prohibition en
forcement) act handed down by any
court in the ( country. It virtually
states the belief of the court that the
entire war time prohibition act is un
constitutional and cannot b enforced-
The curt in h aiding down its de
cision said:
In view of the probability that the
a t in question will ultimately be held
unconstitutional and of the irrepar
able damage that would result from
Its immediate enforcement, and as in
few of the evidence offered by the
r- sidential proclamations and other
circumstances, its Immediate enforce
ment is not imperative. I am con
vinced that the plaintiff's right to a
preliminary injunction is clear"
Louisville, Ky, Nov. 12- Federal
judge Walter Evans in open court de
clared here today he Is 'firmly of the
opnion war 'time prohibition is un
constitutional and indicated a dispo
sition to enjoin Blwood Hamilton, col
lector of Internal revenue for Ken
tucky, from interfering with the sale
of about l.OOff.000 gallons of tax paid
whisky known as floor stock."
Is Korea if a mas meetr his wife In
the street he ignores her presence and
passes on as if she were a stranger.-
Other men have tried this from
time to time with poor success.
Louisville Courier-Journal.
Keep The Herald
Coming Regularly
1TB better to have The Herald
delitered at home. It is more
convenient, more regular and
cheaper. The Heiald will be de
livered to you at your home for
70c per moi th, about 2tt cents a
There is a Herald route right
past your door, and one of yo.ir
neighborhood boys is building a
business for himself by dependable
Tel Ithe boy you want The Her
ald, or phone or write to The ier
ald circulation department. Phone
Lett Liberators Drive
German-Russ Invaders
From Region Of Riga
Lettish Troops' Successful Attack Entirely Frees Bal
tic City from Menace of Bermondt's Army, Pushed
Back Several Miles Along Entire Line; Poland
Moves For Peace in Russia by Nov. 25.
PkOBPAT, Livonia, Nov. 12. (By The
" Associated Press). Lettish troops
in the region near Riga attacked the
German-Russian forces of CoL Ber-
moadt yesterday and poshed thets
back several miles along the satire
line, the Lettish conferees at the Bal
tic states conference here were ad
vised today.
The aHaek iiamllta la MMa br
ing entirely freed front the men
ace by Cel. Bcimsuift fereesi
The Letts, s is added, captated a
Renegade Americans Start Mutiny
Among German - Mexican Plotters
Planning An Invasion Of The U. 5.
Late "Agent Al" la rae MHHary IstelKgrnee Department of the V. S. Army.
OCKWIBRTrs first words were a
. 1 Mflimt ia u. m A Inn. and at .
once, as soo as we were ow& w
earshot of the others he told me be
was greatly worried because he had
found that O'Connor had obtained a
car at Llano in whtcb he had left for,
some unknown destination but that
he felt sure he was going straight
to governor Calles and that he would
tell him a great deal that be did not
care to have known.
"Too must help me out of this
trouble, doctor," he continued. "You
can speak Spanish much better tnan
i. and besides Ceiies thinks very
highly of you. lirst. because von Eck
t""" the ambassador, has recom
mended you very strong iy. and I
added a great deal mere in year
favor, and finally because yon per
sonally Impressed the governor. So
i aau vu. u oa rn awn am
yon can get there and talk
here and talk ia aj
him that everything
him is a lie. and ptUsA
zavor- . jsaaure nn
OTianaaT tells him
the fanner aa alack a roa can.
nnx that rrOoanor himself is
Uriel; that he stole a lot ot govern
ment property and sold It."
His Me Chance.
To say that I was delighted with
the turn affairs had taken would
hardly do Justice to ay feelings. De
velopments tana jar seemea to war
rant the assurance that the attempted
mobilisation of a force to Invade the
United States might be thwarted be
fore it assumed serious proportions,
while at the same time 1 should be
able to dispose flnclly of an annoy
ing trouble maker. Bvt I drew a
long face and was all sympathy with
But as trains ran only once in
three days, I pointed out the fact
that there was no possibility of fret
ting to Calles's ear until long after
O'Connor had done all the mischief
he could. Schwiertz said he bad a
Ford car with which I could cover
the 68 miles rn Bermosillo by 11
ocleck that night
The chauffeur was a Gerroan-Mexi-
"Made hi El Paso " Back Yards Are Equal
To The Best And Rank With The Babies
0ES your backyard look like this?
ettilurea have plenty of space to
The cultivation of these Uoonis sot only traasfora an Bgly seeties iate
eat of doors is the sunlight. Children should be eneoarzzed to keep in the
and flower growiag eatiee then always. And jest think wbat a comfort
whole family.
battery of heavy gone and numerous
machine gens.
Asks Powers Back Peace Plan.
London. Bng. Nov. 12. Before in
viting, belligerent parties In Rassia to
cease fighting November z and send
delegates to Warsaw for a peace con
ference, Pafctas. aeeor6t to the
Warsaw eorrcuycmlaat of the Daily
Herald, hopes te obtain asearanee that
Its plan will hi sap ported not only
by the Russians, bat by the great
powers, especially the United States
a Oreet Britain.
The? eesnosaL It is said, will be ae-
lotpanied by a declaration of Po-
taaeTs complete disinterestedness
toward an the contending parties and
of her readiness to submit the ques
tion af the Rcsso-Pollsh frontier.
can aalfbreed, who,
if he was as
awat have beea
hod el num. Tne Ford had seen
better daws, "VVe loaded ia some tools
tor prove ecaiVK repairs, filled the
f aeouse task and waded In 20 gal
eae, extra in. case, took a can of
drinking water, a Winchester and 4
calibre ieelrei sr myself, an army
carbine for the cbanffear, and leM
rounds of Ammunition: far oar way
lay through the Xacnrl country for
almost the waste dMaaca,
Through, the Xaqal Country.
It was mid afternoon before the
Ford could be perenaded to more,
although" several men tinkered in
dnatrsoualy at it. It was not a very
promhrlBfr outfit with which to essay
a trip through excessively rough
conn try, part of the way through un
broken desert with no trass sta road
and tha "Whole rsgtss instated wits
Indian looking for a chance to kilL
At Santa Ana tha Mexicans were
ozcted ever the events
waa mum
III IsUteg. asaMst P& Genoa
nat Tor the
saa eras c
atbDoed for a whi
rhfle to sBay the trrtta-
tloa. I rold tfcWm I' was train r fa
Herntoamo to settle the affair and
succeeded In convincing them that I
was their friend, so left without fear
of a bullet from ambush on the way.
Cotnc It Blindly.
Leavlag Santa Ana after 12 miles
of extremely roego going, the read
faded oet entirely. We struck
blindly out through, the brush and
sand and over the rocks, trying to
get back to the railroad; for we had
been told that for the greater part
of the wav the read esralleled the
railroad. We wandered alone until;
about 11 ocfitck at night, when we
met a Mexican with two girls, ap
parently 14 and IS years old. ia a
two horse buggy. We stopped them
to as tne way to ttermosiuo.
"Why. man. von are 15 mile, from
the road was tne' reply. The M - xl -
can, who was badly frightened, said
(Continued on page 10, eolama 4.)
It is a city yard sot a breathing space
isUll greatly
itK-iuB uibri lavaier -Mere
wrro oreasaris- - it-sre- Mire -sB&'-aanV,
Purge U. S. of Rebels, So
lon s Plea; If It Means
War, Let It Be Soon.
Ex-Service Men Bam Up
Oakland Communist Par
ty's Office Furniture.
WASHIXGTO.f, D. C JfoT. li
The shooting of fear ex-ser-
vlee men In an Armistice day
! parade In Centralia. Wash, was
described ia the house today by
representative Johnson, Republi
can. Washington, chairman af the
ImmlgraUoa committee, as "u
attempt at revolution with huHeta
and rifle, mhlefa the country has
long XeareeV Mr. Johnson seat a
telegram te mayor Rogers, ef
Centralia, saying me evuntry
meet be parsed of sedMienlata
and reveJntienUU. to the lavt one.
and at thla means war. the
ejnieker it ia declared the better."
-We of the Pacific northwest have
long seen it coming." he said. "Vie
have been patient, have avoided blood
shed under every provocation, only
to see these young men murdered.
Their death will arouse the loyal peo
ple of the United States aa nothing
else has done.
-History will record these heroes
as among the first to fall in attempt
at armed revolution against the
United States and for which every
man who has been preachlae syndi
calism, communism sad class hatred,
is responsible."
HaM Labor Party'a Office.
Oakland. Calif. Nov. 15. Oakland's
street cleanina- department busied it
self today with clearing away tne
remnants of tha Commanlst Labor
party's office furniture, which was
burned last night in a raid by former
service men as a clime r to an Armis
tice day celebration. While the furni
ture, radical literature and a red flag
were thrown from the windows of the
building and consumed In a big bon
fire, a great crowd .gathered and
cheered oa the raiders. Part of the
headquarters , equipment destroyed
belonged to The World, a radical
- To Te I'asafe For BaSrata,
A declaration that Oakland would
be an unsafe place hereafter for
radicals and anti-American govern
ment propagandists was nude in a
note left at the headquarters by the
members of the American Legion,
who took part in the raid. The
former service men made the raid,
they said today, because they had
confirmed reports that members of
tne communist Labor party had
shrouded the American colors with
red flags and had applauded speeches
aa vacating tne overtnrow el the gov
ernment and the .substitution of so-
Ko arrests were made.
Pittsburg, Fa.. Nov. 12. Houses oc
cupied oy foreigners employed in
- t v. . . .k- .,lv- . . 11
1 on, were damaged by explosions early
1 Monday, but none ot the occupants
' -were injnred.
in the country, where flowers ani
a beauty spot, sat it keeps the children
opes as much as possible asd garaeatsi
sect pretty chrysas them tuns are to the
Extent Men Will Obey Order Canceling Walkout May
Not be Known For Days; Operators Accept Invitation
to Wage Conference; Miners Accept, Eat Eeject
Former's Offer, Suspecting Trap by Operators.
bos seized with sine military rifles at Dawes. W. V&, by depsjty
sheriffs today doclosed die pr etence of some 300 soft nosed lisiuJuiH
boBett among tbe regular cartridges, it was aaoaaced at Gov. CofsweB
office tins afternoon.
An earlier dispatch said die seized anas were consigned te a saiatf
living in Dawes.
Kanawha field coal misers did Dot ofcey the orders of then- leaden
and retara to work early today. Only hmc of the 200 mines is the cHrtrkt
began work and these with comparatively ahaafi (ofeet,
Neae Retsra ha OWa. '
Columboi, Ohio. Nov. 12. Reports from aH Tsrininjj; rhstacfa ia Ohts
today were that none of die 40.000 miaers had rctmaed tn work.
Miners To Submit Original
Demands To Coal Operators
CPSINGFIELD, nt, Nov. 12. Original iessasas far a 60 percent increase
J is wages, a six-bomT day aa flve-4y wees: will be presented to eeer
aton by mine workers ia the jeiat scale cosfexence eaDea far Friday is
WajaiattsK, at the instance sf secretary af labor Wilsom, according ta
Frank Famngtea, raaimmn of the SDaets' scale cauiatittee, wse came here
today es rente to the Bstisaal capital.
rDIANAPOLIH. Ind, Nov. 12. The
Outstanding points of interest ta
the coal mining situation today was
the reception by the members of the
Called htlne Workers of America of
th order ealttas; off the strike, sad
the piebalile exrteocne of the confer
ence of miners representatives and
operators with secretary of labor Wil
son In Washington Friday.
Reports en the number of men
retarttrag te work were slew ta
reaching international headquar
ters of the mine workers here,
chiefly beeease the order rescind
ing the otr&e roll of October IS
had net yet beea received is many
district, assd beea nee many local
aniens wfM beef meetlagm before
deerdtag bethel to retara to the
mines. It was pointed ot by
miner.' officials that several days
weald be required to determine to
what extent theer order had beea
The miners' executives needed but a
few minutes to reach a decision to
accept a telegraphic invitation ny
secretary of labor Wilson to meet the
operators in Washington Friday and
resume wage negotiations. The mes
sage reached the miners during a
meeting late yesterday simultane
ously with a telegram sent to acting
president John L. Lewis by Thomas
T. Brewster, chairman of the opera
tors' scale committee, requesting the
scale committee of the miners meet
the operators in Washington Monday
to negotiate a contract to be in force
upon expiration of the contract now
in effect."
Disregard Operators Offer.
The union leaders were equally
prompt in their decision to disregard
the offer of the operators and imme
diately sent a reply to Mr. Brewster,
stating that they had accepted the
invitation of the secretary of labor.
Aeeerdtng to naten effletals.
they saw In the operators of-f-r
a deliberate attempt te entrap
the miners Into tacit aeknewl.
edgmenr of the existence of a
wage agreement, walea the coal
worker contend baa expired.
They also read into the Brewster
message aa effort to dictate the
terms sader which negotiations
weeld be reseated, la the prepeo.
al that the central competitive
field aeale committee only meet
the operators.
The controversy now is where It 1
was when the conference of miners
and operators was held with secretary
v. nson just prior to tne waisout ot 1
the m-.ners. excent that there will h I
BISMARCK. N. D.. Nov. It Lynn J.
Fraser early today declared mar
tial law in the mining districts of
Vortn Dakota, and announced he
w ou!d take oer the lignite coal mines
uf the state, which have been closed
eeral days by a strike of miners.
In a .proclamation, the governor
ordered sdjustant general Fraser to
assume charge of the mining industry
of the state, to see to it that the mints
u ere reopened at once and that the
-people of the state are supplied with
.-oal as soon as possible. All persons
hiterfering with prodoction in the
mines are to be arrested end kept
under guard until the operators and
miners reach an agreement In their
Adjutant general Fraser was In
structed to call sll male persons of the
state between the ages of IS and 4S.
that were deemed necessary to con
trol tne situation and carry out the
provision of the proclamation.
Word reached the capltol late last
night that the miners would net re
CareM ezaminatioo of tbr
WAglinCGTOlf. D. C, Nov. IX
Thosnss T. Brsarstar. chairman of
the coal eperatora' seals committee,
s isrsjif today that the mine own
ers had accepted secretary Wilson's
hrrttsdaa to meet ispi saimintlvas of
the miners here Friday to negotiate
a -new wage agreement.
"We win be there." said be.
John L. Lewis, acting sssstdeat of
the United Mine Workers sf America,
already had notified secretary WiHoa
of his acceptance.
Text of Lewt Tetegrzm.
Mr. Lewis's telegrari accepting sec
retary Wilson's invitation was made
paalic today by the secretary, as f ol-
Tour telegram of even dais, invit
ing scale of committee af central com
petitive field and representatives of
all bituminous districts involved fan
strike, to meet wife, yeu next Friday
at Washington, is reawtved. Toar mes
sage was submitted to ear conference
now la session in lndmiwrsoMs and
I am authorised to say representa
tives of mine workers will be "present
00 that data"
The executive council of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, after a spe
cial meeting Tuesday, gave out this
A. F. of I. Assails Palmer.
The executive council aotes the
tact liat in the statement Issued by
atu,7tey general Palmer, which be
yond doubt was called forth by the
statement . issued by the executive
council at its meeting November S,
that the attorney genera evades in
the man not only the declaration of
principle involved in the restraining
order and the mandatory features of
the Injunction Issued by judge An
derson, but that Mr. Palmer wholly
ignores the assertion made by the
executive council that a pledge was
made by trie government officials and
by members of congress that the Le
ver act was never intended tc apply
to the activities of wage earners en
gaged in any strike or lockout rela
tive te wages, hours and conditions of
employment, and that the Lever act
woeld not be applied by the govern
ment to wage earners engaged in such
"The attorney general evades and
Ignore the broken pledge and bad
faith of the administration it. respect
to these facta"
no threat ef a strike hanging ever
the country as an argument for the
turn to work, though the strike had
been officially called off bv national
officers, bat that they would return
to work under the orders of Gov.
The soldiers win not work in ths
mines, bat will give misers returning
to work protection from Interference.
Headlmers In
Todays Theaters
Varied program.
"The World and Its Woman,"
Oeraldlne Fairer -ENPRK9S
Vaudeville and pictures.
"Riddle Gawne," Wm. 8. Bart.
"L'Ac-'iehe," Dorothy Daltoa.
"Falr and Warmer,'' May Alii-
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