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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS.
AND DAILY UNION. JTY-NINTH YEAR.- NO. 135. - FRIDAY MARCH 26, 1920 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS. MKMBn AUDIT BUBBAO 0 CVtCXTLATKIfT. HP innrvnfirAn UVyJuUVJUUV 15) rAnrwfnKAn SAYS 117 GERMAN FTER FRUITLESS EFFORT f fO END PARTY CONFLICTS Radicals Said to Threaten tion in Western District if They Fail in Their Efforts to Capture Wesel. Berlin, March .26 Dr. Herman Mueller, the rurairm Ttiinistpr in trip "Rnnpr rnhrnot Viaa kasn iiUIClg .Mnr..,vy UNO WVil IC- Wsted to form a new cabinet, it was unofficially re torted ioaay. farls, March 2(L(Hava.) flit German cabinet, headed by fKnler (inslav Bauer, has re igned, according to a message melted here from Berlin to kj. London, March 36. Essen Jfepstchen, forwarded from Berlin, Kay the red army lead in rejected the armistice with Ike relchsnehr. Reorganization Falls. Berlin, March 26. Interparty de- Hamlnna lookine to the reorean- Iatlon of the German government ai been fruitless up to 7 o'clock Hi evening. Unexpected attacks a Vice Premier Schlffer and in setted dissension in the wing of Socialist party led by Philip kteidemann, former chancellor, Stored the day. Threaten Destruction. London, March 26. Workers' trees entrenched along the Lippe liter south and southeast. of the tit; of Wesel, threaten, if they fail to capture Wesel, to destroy all fietories and mines in western Germany, says a Berlin dispatch to At Exchange Telegraph company. Tie reds have " established great ieadquarters similar to that of the ikl German army and are issuing olBcial statements. ' In last night's communique the ndi claimed to have captured sev eral villages and have taken more nan 200 prisoners during the day. Tbtr say the government troops In intern Germany are not taking rai action, pending orders from wlio. Severe Engagements Fought. Telegrams from Muenster report were engagements between gov- imment and communist troops on 'Ic line from llamm south to 11a- ro. Further south in the direc iioa of Cologne and Duesseldorf fere has been fighting and serious Mct8, however, at Wesel, Ruck- arhaus and near Muenster as 'ell as along the Lippe river. Oulet, Savs Berlin. Berlin, March 26. Wesel, the be Inffed fortress northwest of the Ruhr mat hnsln wan still hnlrlinz it today against the revolution 17 workmen, according to the iwineit The situation In the Ruhr indus Wl region gradually is clearing, iie newspaper says. Government Force Holds. Coblcnz, March 26. (By the As wiated Press.) It was stated in Gfflnan official sources last night tat Wesel, the government fort- "m northwest of the Ruhr region, Sieged by a workers' army, was 11 in the hands of the govern Mnt troops at 9 o'clock last even 1. although the fighting was learjr. We rovernment officials declar- ikad definitely agreed not to ne Wtate with the revolutionists in Ruhr basin because of their lolation of the armistice agree- Olt TuesHav nlirht and Wednes- A counter attack by the tichswehr van ernprtnd momen tly, it was said, the situation of to troops in Wesel meanwhile re Uning critical. b Berlin, it was announced, the tlon was still unsettled. Allies Not Heard From. wis, March 26. The allies have J aa yet given or refused per iiuion for regular German troops suter the allied tone of occupa 11 or the neutral zone to the east bltahed by the treaty of Ver !JjNs. according to semi-official ""nation today. liaf has been done) by the al It is semi-offlcially stated, Is "reach an agreement as to the wintees to be demanded from r"Jny In case she desires to en ? in military operations In the w in question. According to the same source Is no fdrther question of in llied intervention in the Ruhr Jrtc'. and the impression pre fa official circles that there J1 be hesitation on the part of jr Germans themselves to engage "Operations there under the con 10B the allies will Impose. ' r. s. is wnung. shlngton, March 26. Ambas yn Wallace at Paris was inform- nv ,k -. . . . . r10 the Ruhr valley. .Belgian Are Warlike. Iiilik itnennisn .rrusBm, 26. ColnnAl Pnwm. com- Swing the Belgian forces, sent 'rs to tha workmen's head rjtters at Wesel, to notify the 2?rs he would open tire if ay ?J shots fell in Belgian occu- territory ' " , lm Division Bales. Wrtln, March 26. The majority CABINET OUT Campaign of Destruc Socialist organ Vorwaerts .charges that Pomeranla and the northern Uckdermark, northwest of Stettin, are under the domination of the Iron division (Baltic troops) and the League of Pomeranian land owners, who have mobilized the citizens' guard and used it for their own purposes. In Prenzlau, south west of Stettin, they procured the murder of the local executive of the Independent Socialists, the newspaper declares. According to statements made by its officers, Vorwaerts asserts, the Iron division intends to march on Berlin. . OPPONENTS OF I AND R GIVEN HEARING APR. 1 Springfield, 111., March 26. Ar rangements were completed today by Chairman F. R. Dove of the committee on initiative, referendum and recall for a meeting of the committee of the whole Friday, April 2, at which opponents of the Initiative and referendum can pre sent their arguments. Invitations to speak at this meet ing have been accepted by Dean Eugene Davenport of the Univers ity of Illinois; D. O. Thompson of Chicago, secretary of the Illinois Agricultural, association, and C. V. Gregory, editor of the Prairie Farmer. Drafting of an initiative and ref erendum proposal for presentation to the convention will be begun in Chicago tomorrow by the sub-committee of the initiative and referen dum committee appointed yester day by Chairman Dove. PUSH ROUNDUP OF COAL MEN Indianapolis, March 26. -Copies of indictments charging coal mine operators and some union officials with conspiracy to violate the fed Aral law which nmhihlts fixine .of coal, prices' or of coal production, will be mailed tnis ween to ine ctat&a in whlrh thn v&riOiiR defend ants reside. It was stated by fed eral officials today. One hundred twenty-five men are named in the indictments, 55 of them residing in Indiana. All but 13 of the Indiana defendants have been taken into custody or have surrendered .them selves andrthey have been released On bonds. Copies of the indictments, it was said, must be mailed to federal authorities in Illinois) Ohio and Pennsylvania, where he remaining defendants reside, befoi a list of the men named will be given pub licity, according to the district at torney's office, here. GOVERNMENT HAS 150 CHASERS OF . U BOATS TO SELL Washington, D. C, March 26. Offer of sale to the public of 150 submarine chasers built during the war .was announced by the navy department. Constructed at an av erage cost ot $67,000, including en gine plant consisting of three stand ard gasoline motors developing 675 horsepower, these craft are now aDDraised. it was said, at $20,000 each. Several already bad been. sold at a figure below this, It was stated. The vessels are 110 feet long. 15 feet wide, and 77 tons displacement The Weather Fair tonight, becoming unsettled Saturday. Not much change in temperature, with the lowest to night slightly above freexing. , Highest yesterday, 60; lowest last night, 39. Wind velocity 18 miles. precipitation, 1.08 inches. 12 m. 7 p. m. 7 a. m. yeater. yester. today Dry bulb temp... 54 53 40 Wet bulb temp... 53 62 38 Rel. humidity .'..15 95 83 River stage. 8.6: a rise of 1 foot in the last 24 hours. J. M.-SHERIKB. Ifateoratellt. THE SETTING CRESCENT German Shooting Too Straight for British at Jutland, Officer Says Washington, March 26. The Ger mans, - by their superior gunnery, "turned the British on their heads," at the battle ot Jutland, Rear Ad miral Plunkett declared today be fore the senate committee investi gating the navy's conduct of the war. Rave Xo Details. Admiral Plunkett was testifying as to the need for keeping the navy personnel at full strength so men might be adequately trained. He did not go into details as to the Jutland battle and was asked no questions regarding it by the com mittee. The admiral, who commanded the great naval battery of 14-inch guns on the western front, was the fourth witness in the investigation of Rear Admiral Sim's charge that the navy department failed to co operate fully with the allies in the war and all of his testimony was devoted to the matter of personnel. Short of Men. He told the committee that the navy was without sufficient men when the war began. "If we had been up against Ger many at the outbreak of the war," he said, "we would have been pay ing indemnity and all because we did not have the trained men. DELAWARE NOT TO VOTE TILL -NEXT TUESDAY Suffragists May win Majority In House, bat It Is Admit tedlr Doubtful. Dover, Del.,' March 26. Agree ment to postpone voting in the Del aware legislature on the woman's suffrage amendment until next week was reached today by Republican leaders in charge of majorities in both senate and house. Plans for a senate vote today were abandoned. Next Tuesday was the date tentatively fixed by the Republicans for a vote in the house. The new program was decided upon at a caucus of the house Re publicans and joint steering com mittee after the leaders conferred with Governor Townsend. Delay was determined on in a hope of the suffragists to secure further votes in the house, where the present alignment admittedly presages rejection of the ratiflca inn Tmnromnent. however, in the senate situation was claimed by the suffragist leaders, uvermgnt gains they asserted, insure senate approval of the ratification reso lution. . ' Mar Tote in Nebraska Airway. Lincoln. Neb.. March 26. A con stitutional amendment to give Ne braska women full voting privileges if adopted by the voters Sept 21 could be made effective by the gov ernor in time to grant them com tttt an ff r wm ' mt th November general election under a provision miulft hv the state's constitutional convention jresterday. if "We didn't have the men because Mr. Daniels wouldnt' let us have ihem and wouldn't let us do any thing to get them." Say 8 Public Was Deceived. . Washington, March 26. Charges that the navy department took steps to prevent reports reaching the public regarding a shortage of personnel In the navy before the United States entered the war, were made before the senate naval investigating committee today by Captain' Joseph K. Taussig, of the naval war college at Newport, F I. Captain Taussig, who was on duty at the navy department prior to the war and later served on destroyers overseas, said that Secretary Dan iels in his annual report in 1911, stated that the numerical strength of the navy was adequate and. in 1915 said that only an additional 10,000 men were needed, while the navy general board in' its 1914 re port had stated that 19,600 men were necessary. Policy of Unpreparedness. The witness told the committee that the department's policy with regard to personnel was one of un preparedness rather than prepared ness, even when war with Germany "apparently was inevitable." ITALIANS MAY BREAK FEUDAL LAND SYSTEM Consider Dividing Large Holdings in Island of Sicily. Rome, March 26. The chamber of deputies today discussed a bill proposing to transform the large, almost feudal, estates in Sicily into modern holdings for intensive cul ture. The report on the bill, pre sented by Deputies Pecora and Micheli, Catholics, and Vacirca, so coalist, described the condition of Cicilian agriculture as medievial and harrowing. The estates work ed by the peasants, the report de clared, were owned by millionaires who never even visited their lands, simply pocketing the profits and spending them in Rome, Paris and Madrid. WILLIAM SENT CASH TO BERLIN BANK IN MARCH Geneva, March 26. Former Em peror William of Germany with drew deposits amounting to 250,000 Swiss francs from a Zurich bank early tn March, it is learned here, and the money is said to have been sent to Berlin just before the at tempted reactionary revolt led by Dr. Wolfgang Kapp and General Luettwitx. The German mark is now quoted at 10 centimes and the sum, with- I drawn from the bank would repre- manx, . . . ..... . x . . .. HAS NEWBERRY ANY RIGHTS TO SENATE SEAT? Socialists Draw Parallel With Case of Victor Berger. BI DAYID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus). Washington, D: C, March 26. Announcement by Governor Sleeper of Michigan, that he would not ask any office-holders to resign who were recently convicted in the fed eral courts for violation of the election laws has revived the In quiry 1iere not merely as to what the state of Michigan would do but what the United States senate would say about the retention by Truman H. Newberry of his seat The question concerns not alone Michigan politics and the reduction of the Republican majority in the united states senate to one vote a narrow margin on which to do business but it affects the oppor tunities ot the Socialists and radi cals in the next campaign. Already the Socialists are drawing a paral lel between the expulsion of victor Berger from the house of repre sentatives because he had been con victed in a federal court on a charge of violating the espionage act and the case of Truman H. Newberry who has been convicted and sen tenced to two years in the' peni tentiary. Both Mr. Berger and Mr. New berry have appealed their respective cases and each hopes to secure a reversal, even it it is necessary to carry the fight to the supreme court of the United States. But in the meantime, the house of representa tives not only refused to seat Mr. Berger but when he was reelected by the people of Wisconsin who by their votes gave the impression that they didn't believe him guilty of wrong-doing, the house declined even then to accept Mr. Berger into its membership. All the soap box orators are get ting ready to point out that a So cialist can't get a square deal from the federal government and the Newberry case is the very ammuni tion they say they have needed to drive their noint home. Berger's friends clatnr nTTTTine "Bb!ifflat?a Mr. Newberry's seat vacant and the merely in expressing an opinion in saying the war was not for democ racy but for commercial gain and rivalry. Some of the very criti cisms made by Mr. Berger during the heat of his conflict were later repeated in substance by President Wilson himself on his western trip in behalf of the League of Nations, but of course the fighting was over and there was no sharp scrutiny of words or arguments in post- bellum days. There are three ways by which the problem developed by the New berry case can be solved. Mr. New berry can resign of his own volition and ' spare his colleagues in the senate any embarrassment The senate can by majority vote declare (Continued on Page Twelve.) ASK PRESIDENT TOOUSTTURK New York, March 26. A resolu tion signed by more than 200 clergymen, requesting President Wilson "to exercise all possible in fluence to remove the sultan for ever from governmental control of any part of Europe." has been for warded to the White house, the presiding bishop and council of the Protestant Episcopal Church an nounced here today. Rev. Dr. Ran dolph McKim of Washington was entrusted with delivery of it Say Tartars Killed 17, (XX). London, March 26. Tartars re cently massacred 17,000 Armenians at the instigation of Young Turks, according to Archbishop Kholn. OLDEST HARVARD MAN IS DEAD AT 93 Newton. Mass., March 26. Charles French, who was the old est living graduate at Harvard col lege, died at his home here last night He was graduated with the class of 1S4S and was 93 years old HOLD NEGROES AFTER BODY OF GIRL IS FOUND Adena, Ohio, March 26. The search for the - murderers of 11-year-old Frances South, whose body was found in a wood near here last night was continued today by the armed posse of miners which form ed shortly after the crime was dis covcri. Authorities said today that they believed the posse or other citizens of Adena would make no effort to search Sherrodsville, Carroll coun ty, where four negroes are being held as suspects in connection with the killing. Deputy sheriffs at Herrodsville were making prepara tions to move the prisoners to Car-xoUUa. PAUL LITTLE RESTORED TO HIS PARENTS Lad Kept in Local Hotel, Kidnaper Fleeing With out Ransom. Lexington, Ky, March 26. Paul Little, 12-year-old son ot E. R. Lit tle, Lexington capitalist who has been held for ransom by kidnap pers, was found this morning lock ed in a room at a local hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Little first learned the whereabouts of their son when he telephoned his home from the hotel room. He said he had been keep a prisoner there since Wednes day night Investigation disclosed that the room had been reserved in advance by a man registered as J. C, Cox of Cincinnati. The parents hurried to the hotel and took him home. Lured By Errand Fee. The boy disappeared from In front of the leading Lexington postoffice Wednesday afternoon. where he had been seen in conver sation with a man. Playmates' said the Little boy had told tbem he was to be given a dollar to de liver a box of candy. Soon after ward the father received a note stating that his son Paul was be ing held for ransom. Little would not state positively, but intimated that the amount asked for was $25,000. Turns In Key. At 7 o'clock this morning the key for the room in which the lad was found, was turned in at the hotel desk. At 7:15 a. m. Mrs. Little, called to the telephone, was over joyed to hear the voice of her miss ing son. Nothing has been seen of the "Mr. Cox" since he left the hotel at 7 o'clock. '-Mrs.- KatAerwiw-gartaiginald.'on the sixth floor ot the hotel, 'said she had not been able to get into the room for two days, or ever since the boy was kidnaped. She saw the man enter; the room and gave a description of him. She said he was about 5 feet S inches tall, weighing probably 170 to 175 pounds, rather rough looking and wore a brown suit of clothes and a soft black, round hat. A sign was found in the room, printed like the letter to Mr. Little in which the de mand for the $25,000 ransom waa made. It bore the legend: "Do not disturb me; I am sick." CLOSE BANK FOR SECOND TIME, BUT IT WILL PAY OUT 4 Grant Park, Til., March 26. The doors of the Farmers' State and Savings bank of Grant Park were closed today for the second time within a year. Bank examiners ordered the institution closed yes terday and later bank officials an nounced that it would go into vol untary liquidation. All depositors, the officials said, would be paid in full. Any shortage, it was announced, will be met by directors and stock holders who signed notes for ap proximately $150,000 when the bank was reorganized after its closure April 15, 1919. U. S. BREEDERS TO SELL PORKERS TO SOUTH AMERICANS Chicago, March 26. Plans and arrangements for exporting swine to South American countries were made today at the meeting here of the National Swine Breeders' asso ciation. The breeders expect to send experts to .these countries to lecture on the good points of the American bred swine. Plans were also made for the swine exhibit to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, next October. More Than 67 Per Cent Of Chicago Population Made Up of Foreigners Chicago, March 26. More than 67 per cent of Chicago's total pop ulation, based on unofficial and in complete census figures, is compos ed of foreign citizens. Of the esti mated total of 2,884,827, 14 per cent are Germans, the count of that na tionality in Chicago being given as 403,785. Approximately 940.452 na tive white Americans are Chicago ans. The Polish is the second larg est group of foreign nationality, with 288,482. Russians are third, with 201,837, and the. Irish fourth, with 173.089. The negro population is S per cent of the whole, or 144,241. The census of 1910 gave Chicago a pop ulation Of 2,185.283. Totals Made Public Washington, March 26. Popula tion iratlatici lor lS2a.nitoiutted RPUGEES TOO WEARY TO GET OUT OF RUSSIA Allies Save Many Bol shevists Would Kill if Caught. Constantinople, March 25. (By the Associated Press). The anti bolsheviki army operating in the vicinity of Novorossisk and moving southward in the Black sea prov ince towards Batum has establish ed its capital at Sochi (Lakhovski), on the Black sea .about midway'be Novorossisk and Batum), where a general committee is directing a so-called government Dispatches from Novorossisk in dicate that the war worn refugees in this region are becoming recon ciled to-remaining in Russia, even if the bolsheviki should occupy No vorossisk. The allies, however, are removing those who, it is consid ered, would unquestionably be in danger of bolsheviki reprisals, transporting them to Theodosia in the Crimea. CAPTAIN TRIED TO RUN THINGS,' ADMIRAL SAYS Fletcher Blame Macmder for Troubles hi American Squad ron at Brest Washington, March 26. First evidences of friction at the head quarters of Rear Admiral William B. Fletcher, at Brest, came with the arrival there of Captain Thomaa P. Magruder, commanding the Third flight of American craft sent to thiA port. Admiral Fletcher testi fied today before the navy board of inquiry investigating his removal from the Brest command by Rear Admiral Sims afier the sinking of the transport Antilles in October, 1917. . -Tvanted Changes Made. ' CWfyf,' Magmder, Admiral FletrTieY' festifle,L JnaJ Insisted .h.a.t the Brest organization should be completely revised, in line with the organization of naval districts at home. Fletcher said he con Id see no need of this and offered to send Magruder to London to report his views to Admiral Sims,, but that the officer did not wish to go. "Did Captain Magruder support you loyally and carry out your orders?" Admiral Fletcher was asked. "I can not testify as to bis hav- ing carried out my orders," miral Fletcher said . "I no not thins he supported me loyally.' RESULTS CLOSE IN BASKET TOURNEY Janesville, Wis., March 28. The games played yesterday in the inter-state basketball tournament in which high school teams from 10 states are competing, were as fol lows: Centralia, 111. 19; Winfield, Kan., 31. Red Wing, Minn., 15; Jackson, Mirh.. 14. Monroe, Wis., 9; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 17. Canton, 111., 11; Detroit, North western, 1 0. Fargo, N, D., 16; Madison, High, 19. Woodward Tech, (Toledo, Ohio).omPetitive fiel1-" Mr- l'ia ; Elkton, S. D., 15. bel!eTe. however, the matter 16; In the six games played, four were won by one ponit, being the most closely contested games ever played in a Wisconsin tournament. DANES PERMITTED TO OCCUPY ZONE Copenhagen. March 26. It is re ported that the allied international commission has agreed upon the oc cupation of the northern plebiscite zone of Sclileswig by Danish troops as soon as possible. The voting in this zone showed the inhabitants overwhelmingly in favor of Danish sovereignty. today by the census bureau in clude: Elgin. nU 27.431, an increase of 1,455, or 5.6 per cent over 1910. Bangor, Me., 25,948, an increase of 1,145, or 4.7 per cent . Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 13,981, an increase of 488, or 3.8 per cent Columbus, Neb., 5,410, an increase of 396, or 7.9 per cent. Anderson, S. C 10.353, an in crease of SSI, or 9.1 per cent Monroe, La., 12,675. an increase of 2,466, or 22 per cent over 1910. CHICAGO BANKERS REFUSE BIG LOAN THE CITY WANTS Chicago, March 26. Chicago banks have refnsed a loan nf 14 . OOO.OOa to the citycouncil. STATE HEAD! THINKS MEN WILLJJOOUT Not a Strike but Refusal: to Work Pending Agra- t ment on Wage Scale. Peoria. 111., March 26. "There r will undoubtedly be a suspension.! of. work In the coal mines of llli-j nois April 1," Frank Farnngton, president of the United Mine Work ers of Illinois, said here this morn- inir. understand it will not be" a.' strike, but an unavoidable suspen-! sion of work. It may be for a; short time or a long time." Men Wont Work. ! "Our agreement expires at mid-J night March 31," Farrington con- tinued. "1 believe it will be Im possible to keep the men at worki after that "It is possible of course, thatj some sort of an agreement will bei reached at the meeting in New York i Monday to keep the mines running,, but even at that a brief suBpeu-j sion of work will occur." Expect Long Shutdown. The feeling of delegates at tnc conventiqn of the Illinois mine; workers in session here is that thoj suspension will be ot long, rather i than of brief duration. The convention devoted time this; morning to discussion of coopera-: tive stores. Charges made by Frank Hefferly regarding the election of Furring- ton, which have caused consider-' able wrangling among delegates, were ignored by the convention i when a vote was taken and the re- port was submitted by Farrington . was accepted. Rev. R. H. Gleason, American Le-! gion cbaplaiiufipgka before, the con-1 vention. He was Interrupted sev-i eral times by delegates who asked: the stand of the legion on various t tet questions. - - r. ft i Would Defend rnltrd State. After Rev. Mr. Gieason's address A' in which referred to the Legion's' Kh stand for law and order, Delegate ktf John Hindmarsh of Kiverton ad-1 dressed him asking: "Suppose we miners refuse toi obey', any anti-strike laws or in-l Junction such as that recently ih- sued by Judge Anderson and re- i fused to work, what action would ! Ad-J!"B wn iski regard-i "JR " " order?" : I cannot answer what action thot logion might take," Rev. Mr. Glea-j son replied, "but if you mean wernt the miners to resist law by open ) rebellion, I'll tell you personally i that I, as an individual, would notj hesitate in strapping a '45' to mv side and stand ready to defend me; United States." "That's what I wanted to know," ! Hindmarsh said. ; Iowa Miners Kxpert Settlement Des Moines, Iowa, Marrh 26. J. C. Lewis, president of District No. 13, United Mine Workers of Amer ica, said today he could not say what, Iowa miners may do in case of the wage conference at New York beginning Monday does not reach an agreement by April 1. "Iowa miners will be governed largely by action in the central will be settled by the New York conference." Iewis added. Kansas Not Ready to Strike. Pittsburg, Kan., March 26. Kan sas miners will be idle April 1, but only to celebrate the eight hour day, Alexander Howatt president of the Kansas miners said today. "A strike of the Kansas miners will occur a little later," Hoswatt declared, indicating that it would be early in April. Look for Order in Keep Busy. Columbus. Ohio, March 26. John Moore, president ot the United Mine Workers of Ohio, said today that he did not look for any tuoble in Ohio on April 1, because of the ex piration of the miners' agreement. "We expect that ttit first action taken by the New York meeting Monday will be to order the men to continue work," said Mr. Moore. "If such an order Is given, we feel sure that the Ohio miners will obey it" Demand 45.7 Per Cent More. New York, March 26. While pressing their original demand for a 60 per cent wage increase, anthra cite mine workers declared last night they will not accept less than 45.7 per cent. Because of greater skill required In hard coal mines, these diggers until recent years received more pay than soft coal workers, accord ing to officials of their union. This, difference, however, has not been maintained, and hard coal diggers declare they are entitled to 18.7 per cent, in addition to the 27 j per cent wage increase Just granted i bituminous workers. . AUTO GANG ROBS MINNESOTA BANK; Minneapolis, Minn., March 26. t . Five men, early today held up and ( robbed the Minnehaha State bank. , Mlnneftnnli of I?fl (MM) in T.ihertv inH, arA tinnnn At . .nr i ptelr escape, in aa-antamobile. IS fti.