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1 Paso and vest Texas, partly cloudy, temperature
nnchanjoa; Mew Mexico, fair; Aritona, fair.
ra". stronger; livestocks, higher; stocks, weak.
Mexican bank notes, state bills, $6.5034.00; pesos,
tld, J101 50, Mexican gold, $50.75; nadonales, 29c; bar
silver, H. & H. quotation, $1.32'.; copper. 19B19'4c:
American Federation Lead
ers Decide to Enter
Political Fray.
to aid battle
Organizations Throughout
Country to Oppose Un
friendly Candidates.
1TT1SHINGTOX, D. 0, Feb. . Plana
Vy for the meet aggressive and
general political campaign ever
t- agea y the American Federation of
Ibor. were formulated at a meeting
-re today of a general committee
rmposed of the executive council
s z-d the heads of all departments of
x.- federation.
It was said officially the campaign
to be conducted in connection with
:ne general elections In November.
o: only would be aimed at members
onpress. or candidates for, on
a rrable to organized labor, but al-
at on friendly candidate for pres-
eit, g-overnor and for members of
t tte legislataresL
Eery traae and craft affiliated
ih the federation will be called
i , on to take the fisht is every sec
'nn of the country and to exert
i r-rv effort to elect only each pblc
: T icials as axe favorable to the prto
v pis of organised labor. It was
"id that a vast army of organ ixerx
nd workers would be recruited for
tKe campaign.
Washington, d. C. Feb. S. The
se of the bituminous coal Indus-
- of tie five suttee comprising the
..'t-vrtstcrn field were laid before
coa' strike settlement commieelon
"wJit by representatives of the
--i'.ors and of the United Mine
" '-ters districts Involved. H. N.
f t. ontinned on page 11. column 3.)
flAR on crowds
Tn iwmn in m
iu avuiu rui
- i -event the spread of influenza
cr B.UB ana military cami
rnjoamg ei Paso. Maj. Ben.
---ding the 1 TMrjh isslstisp Mil M
c- ras ordered all ofXicen nan sol
- lot
i -rs retrain from attending places
-e mere axe crowos.
- an order issued Thursday af-
k tn the commander forbids men
,- uniform to attend theaters, nlctmre
s'-rTjf, public dances or eating places
errr ior meais. until lunner oners.
Tve result was that Thursday night
n-mer cr muttarr eneasrements in
Paso were broken and there were
" umrorms, at the places of amuse
rent and no boots and spurs on any
f ie dance floors.
J -St how long the proscription is to
j a c nobody knows It all depends
i.Doa the little god of fortune and the
, he order applies to all officers
"rd tntfur and all membe3 of their
dT.mei connected with the mllitarv
- ard near EI Paso It covers pool
-d billiard parlors as well as shows
i ra aancing places.
Thf memorandum carrying the pro-
- on says that for the present
ofic"-s and enlisted men will not be
-p-ic:ea to. tneir camps, but that
- cj'q it be found that the require--p-ts
of the prohibition are not be
"g generally complied with, such
?" crder will be issued.
The memorandum says the influ
nz& epidemic Is not serious here at
present, but that It is uncertain when
it may become so.
Ji Appeal has been made by the El
Paso chapter of the Red Cross for
navies of any nurses, either trained
or practical, who will go out of town
to nurse cases ox inuuensm.
Red Cross authorities yesterday re
l- i e3 a teleicram. from Alpine. Tefttt
lay re- ttong
Ttxaiirni hsu:
sk rg that a nurse be sent there.
bur cp to today they have been un
he to comply with the request. Urn.
XL H Rinehart, secretary of tbe
barter, asks that any one who will
co to Alpine report to Red Cross
ead quarters in the log cabin at the
I l&za. She states regulation salary
zsid expenses will be paid.
Austin Tex.. Feb. 8. The state
-ea':h department has rushed three
phvsici&ns to Colorado, Texas, In re
sponse to an appeal sent from that
piace for medical aid in fighting an
evidtmic of lnflnenxa.
Total number of inflnensm cases re
f Continued on Fal7e 4, Colnmn 4.)
The Herald Is Proud
of Its Carrier Boys
rT delivery service of The El
i'aao Herald hi almost perfect.
Considering the fact that The
Herald is delivered to nearly every
Eng-lish speaking home. The Her
ald believes It has the best carrier
e ier serTlce of any newspaper
." the southwest If vou are not
now a regular subscriber of The
Herald, give this carrier service
a traL Yon will be greatly
pleased with the prompt and regu
lar delivery service and with the
unexcelled news service which
The Herald furnishes its readers
The proved circulation ef
The EI Paso Herald is nearly
Twice that of any other El
- Fae paper.
it Hurts
500,000 N. Y. "REDS"
Suppression of Revolutionary Activities Accomplished
Through Efforts of Labor and Church; Systematic
Plan of Education Declared Only Way of Eliminat
ing Radical Belief; Present Agitation Assailed.
flicting views as to the danger
to tbe United States from radi
cals now In this country were pre
sented today to the house Judiciary
committee coasraenng anti-seomon
Francis P. H. Kane, former federal
district attorney at Philadelphia, who
resigned recently Because he was not
In sympathy with attorney ceneral
Palmer's campaign against the "reds."
told the committee that much of the
agitation about Bolshevism in Amer
ica was "mere talk."
Attorney general Charles D. New
ton, of New York, disagreed with this
view, declaring that thousands of
radicals, backed by a radical cress.
were daily advocating tbe revolution
ary overthrow of the government and
the establishment of a dictatorship.
Congress and the people of the
United States should awaken to the
aanger 01 tne doctrines ox these radi
cals and take necessary steps to curb
their propaganda, Mr Newton said.
Approximately 5(KM00 radical
In Sew York city alone are or
fcaalsed to overthrow all capital
little jroveraBirnts Mr. Aewtoa
an Id, The better element of r-a-anlsed
labor aad the Catholic
ebarek. he declared, kavr been
the two leading factors In anp
preaalug these revolutionary ac
tivities. The laws for nanfoains: these rad
icate BUHtt not be very effective."
said representative Igoe, Democrat,
of Missouri.
"There fs need tor additional legis
lation to reach those against whom
there is no existing statute." Newton
AmiLtn by rep rrsenta lire bin.
HeavySnowAndHigh Winds
Continue To Lash Atlantic
From Canada To Virginia
Peak of Storm Beaches
New England; Gale to
Last 24 Hours.
WASHD.OTON. D. C Feb. t. An
other Si hours of snow and high
winds along the Atlantic coast
Irani Maryland to Maine was fore
east today by the weather bureau.
The peek of the Siena bow is la
jew Baglasd. where the heaviest fall
of snow In the east this winter 2
Inches was recorded in places. The
fall continued general from the Cana
dian border to central Virginia and
covered a path as far west as the
upper Ohio valley.
Damage resulting fronv the storm
has been heavy. High tides, heavy
seas and high winds have wrought
havoc at Atlantic coast resorts from
Carolina to New England, places
damaged including Atlantic City,
Coney Island. Ocean City. Md Ocean
View and Buckroe Beach, Va., and
VvTightsville Beach. Carolina.
Railroad traffic has been seriously
interfered with, reports to the rail
road administration ahowing passen
ger trains running far behind sched
ule and In many sections freight
trains blocked.
There has been no marked cold at
any point In the storm area, it was
said at the weather bureau, tempera
tures generally being only a little be
low the freezing point.
New York, Feb. . The gale and
unusually high tides which have
lashed the north Atlantic coast for
the last two days, accompanied by
a blixsard which Blanketed raoat of
the territory with aow and lee, were
gradually snosiainsc aariy iwj.
leaving a trail of destruction and
suffering in their wake.
Estimates of the property damage
run well beyond the two million dol
lar mark. A number of vessels were
reported in distress and severaal
ng isiana soono mwmuvra wr
tsssnn.f-T In ir lama.
The wirelese station at New York
police headquarters early today had
received messacea from 39 ships at
sea asking the location.
Points long tne iew jersey coast,
especially Atlantic City and Sea
bright, were hardest hit. Houses
wr washed into the sea and towns
partially inundated. Resorts along
In Ejecting Minister From High School
MEMBERS of tbe school board will
Investigate fully and then take
action on the ejection of Rev.
H.nrv v,n Valkenbure from the
hfirh .elMol hniMinf bv principal R.
jowier, xuesuay, ana uie ramu ui
the principal to allow & J. Brtent's
son to attend the high school until
the lad's father ceased opposition to
"The trouble will be reviewed
when the board meets m regular ses
sion." Dr. R. L Kamey. we pres
ident of tbe board, sam raoay.
"What will be said and done will be
determined largely on the complaints
we receive. So far. I know nothing
about it except what I read in The
Herald, u complaints are sent to
the board, we will take them up as
soon as we can."
To Onae Before Board.
Superintendent A. H. Huchey said
Friday the matter would likely come
up before the board for consideration
at its next regular meeting. Feb. 17.
a wek from next Tuesday.
'I don't think a special meetlBg
of th. hoard wlil be called to eon-
aider the matter," said Mr. Hnghey,
"but something will likely be done
about It, however, at the regular
board metlng."
whether or not the Fowier-unent-(Contianed
on page 3. clumn G.)
Your Home If You Are Missed
Democrat Oklahoma, bow these
revolutionary tendencies could be
met. the witness said an educa
tional campalant should be in-
an iru rated,
"Representatives of these radicals
meet school children with primers
teaching Bolshevism and the over
throw of the government. They
should be taught the benefits of this
No Real Attempt.
Declaring that radicals arrested and
deported never were armed and that
few bomb outrages bad occurred. Mr.
Kane told the committee there never
had been any real attempt to over
throw tbe government by force.
"Most of what we see in newsna-
pers regarding this menace In this
country Is mere bank." said Mr.
I, for one. --cannot take the
feeling of Bolshevism seriously.
As lonjr as Americans remain
trne to their traditions of liberty
anrd resolve not to repress the
freedom of discussion of political
and economic questions, we need
have no fear of revolution.
Renresaatative Johnson. Reoubll-
can. Washington, told the committee
a sun law was neeoeo. lr we de
port all aliens and radicals who
preach violence and punish all citi
zens who follow and support their
activities, we need not fear further
disturbances," be said.
Portland. Ore,. Feb. 6. Two men
and two Indian girls to be deported
started back to Canada from here to
day. All had come Into the United
States by eluding inspection.
New York. Feb. - The steamship
vnncess Anne, 01 ine uia uominton
line, oarryine 32 passengers and a
crew of 75, from Norfolk. Va-, to New
xerK, ran agrouna one mtie on tne
coast at Roekaway Point on Long
Island in a heavy storm early today
and sent out S. O. S- calls for assist
ance. Tugs from army transport
headquarters at Hobo ken, wrecking
tugs and a police patrol boat went
to tne am ox ine siranaea vessel.
Wireless resorts said that Cant.
Seay of tbe Princess Anne had been
seriously injured. The vessel's po
sition was considered serious on ac
count of the gale that had lashed the
coast xor tne past two oays.
Members ef the coast auard at
Roekaway Bench endeavored to
lanneh a boat to go to the steam
er, but gave up the attempt when
.riant rollers nearly battered the
raft t TIuwet-
in reRMnse to a wireless inaulry
from police headquarters the Princess
Anne reported tnai see was not in
imminent danger of breaking up. She
requested, however, that her passen
gers be taken off by tugs as soon
t rMUurihlo.
Later rerjorts from the stranded
ship were that she was taking water
rapidly an the captain requested
that passesrers ana crew oe u.ia
off before ntghti
the Jjo&g Istead store near New
York also were heayBy damaged
Railroad traffic Improved during
tbe morning although tram were
still behind m their schedules.
New York was slow to recover
from the blow dealt by the storm
king Traffic conditions were still
chaotic early today and the streets
piled high with snow drifts.
Shortage of coal caused consider
able apprehension. Traction com
panies said they bad only a few
days supply on hand and that they
would be forced to suspen opera
tions unless their bunkers were
speedily replenished. Barges laden
with coal are tied op at Jersey
points by Ice floes.
Citv Island, in Long Island sound.
which is part of New York city, was
marooned. Deep drifts compelled
meet or the zees residents u stay
Skeletons Are Found in
British Burying Ground
LONDON. Eng Feb. G A find of
great historical Importance Is
reported from Mltcham. In Sur
rey, where three skeletons, nearly
perfect In formation and believed
to be the remains of Anglo-Saxon
warriors who flourished in the
fifth or sixth centuries, were dug
up. Two of them are believed to
have been chieftains. The roots of
a tree were found tightly wound
about the ribs and enmeshing tbe
skull of one of the skeletons. Two
swords of uperior workmanship,
a bronze belt buckle and other
relies were near the bones. In all
cases tbe teeth were nearly per
fect, altuoegh orae of the bones
ef tbe body had crumbled away.
No trace of coffins was found,
but it was evident the bodies bad
been carefully prepared for bur
ial. One warrior had been a fine
figure of a man. standing six feet,
three lnehs. There was a hole
slightly more than an inch in
diameter in the forehead.
It hi believed that the ancient
Anglo-Saxons maintained a bury
ing ground near Mltcham,
Premier to Confer With
Parly Leaders on Na
tion's Course.
One More Effort lo Be
Made lo Gel Modified?
Hon of Treaty.
BKRUN. Germany, Feb. 6. Premier
Bauer's conference with party
jeanera itrnwrrow win jiruuainj
determine whether the national as
sembly will be called to consider the
extradition situation.
The German aovernment prob
ably will be willing to surrender
Its nationals charged vtith war
crimes to be tried by a neutral
tribunal if the entente will agree,.
sajs the National Zeltung. The
Swiss government the newspaper
pays, has declared Its readiness
t rrana-e such a tribunal.
Persons well informed deny the ex
istence of a governmental crisis and
tbe Prussian cabinet has unanimously
indorsed the national cabinet's atti
tude, which is analtered. This may be
regarded as a symptom of the spirit
In which the entente demands are be
ing met. all prominent politicians
condemning the allied edict.
A memoer or tne government is
quoted by the press as saying:
"The government Is still endeavor
ing to find a way out by further ne
Let Events Take Course.
It Is believed that the government
win attempt to ootain a moamcauon
or the peace treaty respecting extra
dition. If it Is unsuccessful. It wilL
so to sneak, fold its arms and let
events take their own course, accord
ing to a prevalent opinion. Already
it, 10 rcponoa, me ucnmn airmen de
tailed to accompany tbe entente com
mission of control have refused to
perform their duties.
.V scrutiny of the extradition
list shows that Beljrinm and
Kranee have demanded the sur
render of all the German generals
who commanded on the west front
In 1014 except Gen. von lleerln
jren. "Why the grand duke of
Hesse Is listed Is a mystery, says
the Tageblatt, as he only once
-visited the front.
Field marshal von Hnelow teld the
Xaokal Anselger today that Qermaas
whose names are on the list C these !
whose ejrtnssttsaa u disni'nded by tihei
afltes Mbwly did their duty to tlvef
fatherland" and that erntRten was
Ignominy to which "no German would
voluntarily submit."
VIM t Surrender.
The field marshal declared he would
never place himself at the disposal of
the entente nations and expressed the
belief that most of the commanders
named in the allied list would take
tbe same view.
It is understood that meetings of
army and navy commanders were
held on January 7 and It was unani
mously concluded that evasion of the
extradition clause of the Versailles
(Continued en pase 2, column 3.)
W organisation of the railroad ad
ministration for its work as a
government liquidating agent in prep
aration for return of the roads to
their owners pn March 1. was begun
today by director general Hines.
The first steps were creation of a
division of liquidation claims and the
abolition of the division of capital
expenditures effective February 15.
Thelan Put la Charge.
Max Thelan. director of the public
service division and formerly chair
man of the California state atmtles
commission, was placed in charge of
the liquidation division.
The reorganisation! program tenta
tively decided upon will leave tntaet
the present divisions of law, -ffnowee
and accounting in addition to the
newly created division of Hqnhtfttlea
of clamls.
Hare Further Duties.
The divisions of labor. trstfie,lPr?fit Wilson as a last resort.
operations and public service and af 7 caBlerence her? expects vice
part of the division of purchases ob
viously will have no further duties
when the properties are restored to
private ownership while the actual
purchasing witr cease with the ter
mination of federal control, settle
ment of claims still will require the
attention of many of the purchasing
air. Thelan. as director of the liqui
dation division, will have charge of
any capital expenditures which must
be made between February 15 and
March 1 His big task, however, will
begin immediately after private own
ership is resumed when filing of com
pleted claims will begin.
Detroit. Mich.. Feb (.Formal In
sistence that favorable action be
taken upon demands of the main
tenance of way Employes and railway
Is Your Name On The Census Books?
MANY families, and ia some cases hotels full of permanent guests, hare
been tsisted by tbe census enumerators.
Tbe chance to be enumerated will not come again fot ten years. It
hurts El Paso if ear cessss is small.
If the census taker has net called at tout house, 01 if ;ou have any
doubt about it, fill est this ceopsn and mail it at once to the supervisor
of the cessas, federal taiHiBg.
January 1, 1920, 1 was Hvisg at address given below, but to the best of
my knowledge I hare not been enumerated there or anywhere else.
Street No. . 7. .".:
. 5. Friends of Poland
Ask Country to Make
Peace With Bolsheviki
LONDON. Eng.. Feb. 6. Influen
tial American friends of Po
land are urging those in high
authority in that country to make
a quick peace with the Bolsheviki.
it was learned today. In diplo
matic circles the belief was ex
pressed that these admonitions,
coupled with the reported desire
of the British government for
peace1 between Poland and soviet
Russia, will have a great weight
tn favor of a cessation of hostilities.
Italian Reinforcements Rushed
As Rebel Bands Wage
TRIESTE. Italy. Feb. 6. Armed
bands of Slavs are fighting guer
rilla warfare and terrorizing Is
trta. They are attacking the Italian
caribtneer outposts, bat are sparing
the civilian population.
The bands have been operating
through tbe entire peninsula center
ing in tbe district of Ptsino and run
ning southward toward Albona and
Hovigno. Heavy reinforcements of
the Italian occupation forces have
been hurried along tbe mountain
ranges and two regiments of cav
alry have been ordered to scour the
country for the revolting Slav bands.
Caribineers disguised as peasants
clashed Wednesday with a band led
by Michael Paullc. who was said to
be the bead of the whole movement.
In an encounter near the village of
GImeno Paulic was killed. The mem
bers of his band disappeared into
the mountains. Several squadrons
of armored cars have been sent into
the heart of Istrla, in addition to
cavalry forces.
Italian Navy Officers
A i 1 r rtl ' oor government, xne answer was an
Irreslcd in riume Poi:'mpntcBttmenttBftttlienre9dCBt
... ..,.. t, - X- , ,.
BarL Italv. Feb. s Ks.va.1 T.I mi t
Augusto Test and Giovanni Trenton,
a naval engineer, have been arrested
at Brindlsl for having, tried to induce
the commander of an Italian sub
marine to take his craft to Flume.
They are also accused of having cap
tured and taken to Flame the steamer
Taranta which was carrying about
2,D0e.eea are In gold destined for Ital
ian troops In Albania. A pretty !-year-old
gtrl also was arrested and
is believed to have been their accom
plice. Documents were found on the two
men seeming to Indicate their re-
sponsiouny ior me auegtc ertabta.
Budapest. Hungary. Feb. . The
Hungarian neace delegates will leave
on Monday for Paris. Count Apponyi.
head of the delegation, will present
an elaborate statement to the .-stent.
In which he will point out what he
treaty -- .: o me
Constantinople. Turkey, Feb. t
British troops have occupied the Ger
man railway line from' Smyrna to Con
stantinople. BEGINS WORK
shop laborers for wage Increases, was
decided upon by grand officers of the
workers' brotherhood In conference
The anion officers adopted a reso
lotion today instructing their com
mittee In Washington to inform dtree
to general Hlnes. that seven days will
be allowed for action on their de
mands. Adoption of the resolution followed
receipt of a teleeram from Tice presi
dent j. D. Malloy. aetlnp for the
Dromeraooa in Washington stating
that the conferences with Mr. Hines
gave little promise of favorable ac
tion. While officers of the brotherhood
made it plain that failure of the
Washington negotiation, wonld mean
an Immediate order for cessation of
worK wr JW.iw members. It was Intl-
an appeal might
h. t.tf.n In
HrasWrat Malloy to make a personal
report wnattn the next few day. on
the meetings with the director gen
Thousands of dollars in benefit pay
ments have been saved by railroad
employes as the result of the safety
first campaign which wa Inaugurated
several months ago. according to O. B.
Webb, su&erlntendent of jrtv nf
the United States raid road adralnis-'
tration. Mr. Webb arrived In El Paso
Thursday to organize a safety bureau
for the Texas & Pacific railroad and
spoke to employes tn the shops.
During the last 12 months there
has been a reduction of 3C percent
In the number of accidents, despite
the fact that during the last thre,
months there has been an Increase of
one-third in the road's personnel.
In The Census; Get
Had No Permission From
White House to Pub
lish Comment.
England Careful Not to
Offend America at
Crucial Moment.
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tlTTASIIINGTON. D. C, Feb. . Presl-
W ! Wilson resents British in
terference In the domestic af
fairs of the United States. While no
formal incident has as yet been made
of lord Grey's letter there Is no ques
tion of the displeasure of the incum
bent of tbe white house. In these
columns yesterday it was pointed out
that while the letter of lord Grey
has pleased the Republican leaders, it
had offended the true friends of nresl-
'deat Wilson and strengthened the
hand of the lrrecondlables in- the
senate, who were thankful for the
phrase "a plunge into the unknown
contributed by the dtstlntruished Brit
lea envoy as a comment on the league
or nations.
But it was not evident until two
days more passed that the suspicion
of the white house resentment against
tbe Grey letter was well founded.
The confirmation came in one of those
subtle ways which president Wilson
has of expressing his thoughts by im
plication. The president's secretary
permitted the correspondents to quote
nis answer to a question tney naa
asked him concerning & report that
the president had been consulted by
lord Grey before publishing ills fa
mods letter in the London Tunes com
menting on the conflict between the
executive and legislative branches of
fta Dco,""a- .
Should Be Put In TVritlne.
To tbe criticism that' president
Wilson was Inaccessible and could not
be seen by lord Grey, it was stated
that a matter of this kind could be
put In writing and that It was cus
tomary for diplomats to communicate
by writing rather than by oral cor
respondence. In fact, ambassadors or ministers
rarely see the president and most of
their business hi by formal note or
memorandum. There were, plenty of
ways by which lord Grey ralchthaVe
seavenesf the president, and asereovor
the secretary of state was ready at all
tin tn talk with the SrKtefc envoyl
:feusj'ttU tn thet receive him and com
WpMsBsasrsk he wrttlnc to nreJldeist WB-
son exactly went wro rey sale, on
each occasion.
But the point of the white house
pronouncement seems to be that a
British ambassador to the united
States who still holds that rank so
far as the United States Is officially
advised, but who is absent from his
t, has expressed himself quite
j on AmerUain domestic affairs at
moment or intense zeeiing oecween
rival political branches of the Amer
ican government. Lord Grey Is at
home and he probably has not in
tended to return to the United States
anyway, so there is no question that
he felt himself about to be relieved
of official duties and free to speak,
but It Is being recalled everywhere
today when president Cleveland, In
his annual message to congress in
December. 1888, when referring to tbe
dismissal of lord Saekville. the British
minister to the United States, said:
"The correspondence in relation to
this incident will In due course be
laid before you and will disclose the
unpardonable conduct of the official
referred to in his interference by ad
vice and counsel with tbe suffrages
of American citixens la the very crisis
of the presidential election then near
at hand, and also in his subsequent
8nblc declaration to Jestlfy his sc
ions superading impugaant of the
executive and the senate of the United
States In connection with the Impor
tant question pending between tbe
two governments.
The offence thus committed was
most grave. involving disastrous
possibilities to the good relations of
the United States and Great Britain,
constituting a gross breach of diplo
matic privilege and an invasion of the
purely domestic affairs and essential
sovereignty of tbe government to
which the envoy was accredited.'"
Mr. Cleveland said he had instruct
ed the secretary of state to decline
to further recognise the dtolomatle
character of the person andffcad felt
It his Imperative duty to obtain with
as little delay as possible, a new per
sonal channel of diplomatic inter
course In his country with the gov
ernment of Great Britain.
ITsed In Campaign.
The incident arose over the public
(Continued on page 2 colnmn 5.)
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Bosses Do the Worrying
-HICAQOi I1L, F.b. . TJnder
V present conditions of competi
tion: carpenters are now able to
ar. S1.Z5 an hour At
hoar for
slble fot
th. union scale Is II an hoar
a 4-hoar-week. It is domUM.
a emrp.at.r to roll up a imvviBTinn
of slit a week If he works 10
hours a day. seven daya a
which many i
OswMtltMa among employers Is
not Wily lstLhwsW. Only r
cenBy aaiwfcaWrc from De
troit asaattfckt fc TaU! the Chi
cago market of JM bricklayers
and 40 structural Iran workers
by offerhsg then J 1.15 and Ll.
an hour.
There ought to be a law againat
the kldnapfag of carpenters by
employers." one, manufacturer said.
The only wa .we can get a man
Is to offer him II 25 or J1.50 an
hoar and guarantee him double
pay for two hours overtime and
for a full day Sunday And the
minute he begin to file up his
sjiw uong comes someoody slit,
aad kidnap, him with an offer of
a bonua."
Americans Slaughtered by Carranza General, Negro
Cavalryman Tells Senate Subcommittee Investigators;
Pictures Battle of Soldiers to Silence Deadly Fire of
Mexican Machine Gun; Shot and Taken Prisoner.
TREACHEROUS bufcLerr of American soldiers and barBaroBs treatment
of captured sBrriYors of tlie battle of Carrizal, Mexico, June 21, 1916,
bj Mexicans was told with livid detaib Friday raornia't by George Tnrner,
a negro employe of tbe zone supply depot, wbo was a member of company
K, Tenth cavalry. Tnrner was wounded in. that fight, and afterward un-
Tnrner said tbe Mexican troops
led by Gen. Felix Gomez, a -Carrancuta officer, whose treachery canted
the deaths of Capt Charles T. Boyd, who commanded the slaughtered
negroes, and Lieat Henry Adair, cf the same company. The witness was
one of 17 captured snrrxTors held in Jail for days in Chianahna City after
the battle. He was seriously wounded.
victims Of Treachery.
Turner told the subcommittee the
two troops of cavalry that camped
near Carrtzal on the fateful day were
the victims of utter treatchery. He
said their guide was a civilian, a
Mormon. In his troop, he said, there
were about t men. 20 of whom "held
the horses.' Capt. Boyd went into
the town of Carrisal. so the story
goes, twice and the last time re
turned with Gen. Gomez. On his final
return the officer called, hie men to
gether and told them to stand by htm
ana ne wouia stana oy mem,
"This regiment has a good repnta -
fuin f ha Mnfiin vraa nnAtMl v.
-" -"! -" "- ,---. -I
ing, "ana it must not ne marred.
The men agreed to obey all orders I
and stand by their commanding of-
The Mexican general walked away
to the rear and, presently wheeled
with drawn saber, the witness said,
and gave' a command, at which two
platoons of Mexican troops suddenly
appeared and began firing.
Silence Machine Gun.
A machine -gun began to spit at the
Americans and Caps. Boyd ordered
ftu men to fire on k. It was soon
silenced Then a cloud of dust arose
and about 60 Mexicans appeared and
surrounded the Americana A shot
bronjrht down Cast. Bovd. who folded
his arms as he fell, but before he
died he gave orders to his men to
fight It out bravely. Turner, tbe wit
ness, told the subcommittee be ran to
his captain, picked htm np and
started ear the rear with him. hut
thsst Boyd told him not to d- it am h
wvumk enoanger nu own itxe.
So hh wont back tn th ffrtne- ltn
i and let the captain lay. Before the
Tf e&SSfeel. ..AABfeAafl .......1 4m. ...hAfc.K
appeared and began shooting at the
wounded Americans. lying on the
grosnd. Xexican atridiera also killed
wooaded sod bleeding On Red States
soldiers as they lay. writhing la the
Tabex To Jall-
With-16 other men. Tnrner said he
was taken to jail in Chihuahua. He
said he waa stripped and forced to
walk a long distance, although he
had been shot entirely through the
body. la Jail they remained naked.
Their food consisted of beans and
bad meat- The negro aaid the beans
were brought tn In a large diet pan.
with a large spoon tbe jailers would
dish out a few beans and lay them
ox. the ground before the prisoners
for them to pick up or let lay aa they
'And that meat." said the witness,
"that meat was so tough it would
bounce from here to the Mills build
ing." Each day the negroes ere kicked
U. S. Arrests
895 hi Drive
on Profiteers
Washington, D. C. Feb. (.The
campaign against food profiteer, and
hoarder, has Betted a total of S5 ar-
Tosis. th. department of justice an
nounced today. While only a small
number of these eases have been
brought to trial, the prosecution so
far have reralted in :l convictions.
officials said; penalties ranging up-
waru to a rue ox rMra. witn on. year
Ifor. than 1M arrests have been
made for profiteering In sugar.
Eleven convictions have been ob
tained thus far on netr nroflteer-
lJK charge, and leas than one fourth
orthe case ha v. com. to trial, ac
cording to officials. '
BIRMIXOHAM. Ala. F.b. . Direc
tors of th. Bankhead Highway as
sociation in auosloa here, adopted
the route from El Paso to San Diego
by way of MecAla Park with a spur to
Las Crucea, thence to Demlng. Lords
b.rg, Douglas and th. Borderland
rout, to Phoenix by Yuma and El
Centro to San Diego. Th.y also des
ignated the rout, from Lords bo rg to
Olobe and over th. Apache Trail to
Fhoenbc under the name of the
Koooevelt branch of th. Bankhead
There were 2S directors present.
With no dissenting vote, they
adopted, in addition to the all Texas
route from Crateaaa to El Paso via
Pallas, Ft. Worth. Big Spring and
Pecos the White mountain branch
of the Bankhead Highway from
Sweetwater. Tex., through Roswell.
N Af- and Meacalero to Tularosa.
Alamogordo and Newman, to El Paoo.
and also included under the name of
the Four States branch of the
Eankhead Highway." the road from
Hot Springs. Arlc by way of Okla
homa City. Plalnview. Tex : Roswell,
Alamagordo and on to El Paso.
which attacked the Americans were
around and told they were going
be lined up against the wall and snot
But finally they wore released T--
were loaded on a train at ChiVja"a
still naked, and shipped to Juarez
On the way the witness said rhe
were given overalls to wear
Fall Denies Chararea.
Charges made by Mexican citizer
that they are being threatened witi
imprisonment by the senate subcom
mittee investieatinz Mexican o-m
tlons for refusal to testify at hear iks
I went dennim-. n , c,-,, WC
1 . -n. .. . '
senator A. B. PalL chairman of tnr
subcommittee. At the opening of the
morning session at the codrto'i
tne senator read Into tee r"-nrd
Statement containing his denial.
"My attention has been called to a
item in a morning newspaper pub
lished In El Paso." aaid senator Kai
"which purports to be in an s-o. -ated
Press dispatch from Douglas,
Ariz, in which an article in a Her
mosUlo. Soaora. newspaper is quoted
which contains a report from Mex.co
City of charges Bwee by Mexican cit
ixens la which they say extraord!nar
preesure has been brought against
them in San AntOBie to get tlem to
testify. The men smfcted as faking
the charges are Col Pedro Chaaa
and Manuel Rodriguez.
"T want to say taat this comra"
tee has never ssaoenaed au su
nana for any Mexican citixeca. No
ttee has bees given thoy may testlf .
If thy wish tf tW have inforrrauo
an VeTtcBn eondrUoas. wo men a; -Broached
sciaj a seat . the com
mittee to San Antonio and said :;'
would testify and they were advised
that they could use their own jus
ment about it, but that if thev d.
aired to bo aubpenaed as a protective
measure they could be."
Protected by T. S.
As to CoL Chapa he is the ir,i e. t
ator Fall said, who was the author of
attacks on the United States puulish-o
In -M Demoerita,- a Matamoros,
Mexico, newspaper ra m3. a let'er
waa written to him recentlv bv '"ar
W. M. Hanson, in which the Mexicai
colonel was asked if he woo'd -io-kindly
prepare evidence to tnt-odjee
to substantiate the charges he made.
CoL Chapa is now in the Un'ted STa-f s
the chairman said, a refugee -'on
Mexico and carrying a safe conn'u'-t
from secretary of war Newt, n
Baker. He is here enjoying the po
tectlon of the United States flag But
M SU Oot hMa mhnMuurf . ( i.i
he nor any other Mexictr, citxer -as
been threatened with imprlsonn-ent
..r5!. '. rse." senator F.it
added, -no doubt about the power if
this committee to subpena any pe-ion
ivonxinuea .a page . column x.
Mexico Refuses
., To Release the
U. Si Aviators
Douglas, Arix, F.b. Word was
received here this morning at the
5j3SSSfie7 .of -2 Artxona rr-nltarv
district that American consul Franc s
5- Dy?rL of. Nogsles. has been !r
rormed by the Mexican officials t-a-tne
two American aviators deta -.r
at Naeoxarl siaVs their airs -.-landed
near that place last Monday
will not be released before furte
dwcusslon between officials o th.
two governments at Mexico City asd
It was said the Mexican govern
ment was demanding an exp!ana-f y
f why the aviators were more thai
80 mil sAnrh Ar tn. i. ... ,
boundary line '",au
in tne meantime, the two aviators
Lieuts. O. L. Usher and L. SJ w 0i'
are enjoying virtual freedotr, 8".
Nacorari. except that they cam-n
leave the city. They are staving at
the principal hotel and are a' owed
to come and go at wilL
Mexico City. Mter, eb. i chap" -
tepee military academy, known as
iican west i-oint," was re
opened today as the leading fea-u-e
ii.ie CSiDra2,.0 tBe "afona
holiday. The school has been c 03.V
tor the past free years.
Headliners In
Today's Theaters
"She Loves and Lies." Xorma
"Her Elephant Man." Shirley
Mason. '
"Mamahls." Channoay Olcott.
"Tobys Bow," Tom Moore.
"The Valley of Tomorrow." wm.
'The Triflers," Edith Robe s
comedy, "The Garage." Fatt
"Common Pronertv.
Robert Ar-
derson. Nell Craig and
"Up at AlTs Place," "Cer the
Ocean Wove," comedies

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