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ARGUS. AND DAILY UNION. "SDCTY-NINTH YEAIw NO. 154. MOCIATKD PUSS LEASB9 WBI. SATURDAY APRIL 17, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. KEttBES ACfiXT 8UKEA0 OF CIBCCL4TI0.NS i mil m. 7 mm Ill Kfi ffllCO CAN HOT ENTER, KNOXHEARS Tells Senate State Heads Won't Allow Troop Passage. BLLLETIX. Washington. April 17. -Mexico's reque: ' fur permission to mui troops through American territory so as to attack Sonora from the north lias been re ferred to the war department kr the state department. State department officials mi id today that the request had not come fflciolly from the Mexican gov emnent, as they had stated yesterday, bat from high ofti rials of the Mexican army. Washington, April 17. Senator Knox, Republican, Pennsylvania, lull tbe senate today that be was Wormed that the state 'department bid refused Uie request of Mexi can officers for a permit to trans port troops through American ter- JSritory to move against the anti- wrranza iorces in sonora. Use U. S. Road. Agua Prieta, Sonora, April 17. Sonora revolutionary forces march ing into Sinaloa are extending their domination of the Southern Pacific de Mexico, an American owned road, as they advance, ac cording to a dispatch from Hermo iilo, capital of Sonora, today. The railroad, it was said today, would continiM to be operated by tbe tote of Sonora for military uses, larch on Invaders; (fore than 400 troops were here j kit night and early today and ' more are enroute to defend Agua Prieta against any attack by Car rauiitas, General J. M. Pina, mil itary commander, announced. Re inforcements also are being eent to troops on the Sonora-Chihuahua border, he said. Senator Knox stated later pri mely that he had taken his in formation from the New York Sun, which said the American govern ment ."will not grant permission" tor the transporting of Mexican troops across United States terri tory. An hour before the senate met Us Mate department announced that the Mexican request, which M come from army office and ot the government, had been re ferred to the war department which had it under consideration. Senator Knox's statement on the 'oor was made in response to vig orous protests by Senators Smith and Ashurst of Arizona, against Panting the Mexican request. Senator Ashurst said he wished call the attention of the" presi nd the country to the fact J"' the. American border patrol is whly, pitiably inadequate." MTOlifTS DRIVEN AWAY I BY VILLAGERS w )8ri4 by PosiSe Thieves Forced BfP Swasr and Flee from "ullett. Sear Eltrin. tDMhi!' I11' APril 1' Five au B, andits raWed the vkee tin iT i 8eTen mil8 east of EI" colieSSrJ thi!i mornine. and after JfcZF large a8sortment of hrZ . m merchandise, were . ,j abandon their loot and of viii n out of town by Dand "tmS! armed wi,u revolvers thSJMlits ln tneir niht -WTeral shots with the tect sif 0ne of tne 8hoU t00k Wtht ! 5 Herman Remmers, "jnerg disturbed the intruders tela.. . ey were making their from toe H. H. Schultz la, Z "tore, which also houses .WHoffice. Several mail sacks aichVTJaUed itn merchandise, m "d to be abandoned. 1 Tk. v." """" " u,u- JS-lileit.r0118 nad left n aut3mo- "Oanioj X s ine lo" i ney ed ciu. " routed by tne arm' ath. nd made their escape machine. tt." be,d men at bay Postofflce during an ex- undM0' .8ho,s until he was ta il?" , After h fell the ban "Hed? rom the building. He waay that he fired two more lur. f.r escaping men and Rea ne " them was wounded. th mV iSays be retBnized one Wr 0 m n ,n toe gang as a mem itd R.r8!miIar Party which vis- looted. suage. Overalls Campaign to Lower Clothes Cost is Spread Over Country Chicago, April 17. Overalls made thetr first appearance In Chicago today when Billy B. Ross of New York City, promenaded down Michi gan avenue in trousers and jumper of blue denim, set off with a neat pin stripe of white. Peeping from the breast pocket oi me gingnam coat was a 2 silk I to wear them, the Springfield Fed handkerchief, a $20 silk shirt was 1 tration of Labor declares, and they vismie aoove me rouea oack col- passed a resolution last night con lar and on his head was a $15 hat demning the movement. Denims but the suit cost only $10. have' greatly increased in price Drive Disapproved. since the movement to wear over- While the overall movement is'?1!3 Degan.' speakers said at the f preading throughout the centra! west, it has already begun to meet opposition. The Springfield, 111., Federation of Labor last night adopted resolutions condemning the plan because the demand for!mPlo.ye8 of the EI6in, National ing of those workmen who have to wear them wear them. The biggest overall club in the state is being organized at Elgin by 4,000 employes of a watch factory. At Marinette, Wis., the high school faculty has withdrawn .opposition to a students' club and the teachers have agreed to wear denim. The I graduating class is considering and the girls may wear gingham j J..,.., , . ! ' Reporters Wear 'Em. San Francisco, Cal., April 17. The vogue of overalls for business wear was spreading throughout the ; pacinc coast ironi California to Vancouver, B. C, today as a pro test against the high Drice of cloth-icitv ing and as an effort to reduce clothing costs. Members of the editorial staff of hfie San' Francisco Examiner, from assistant managing editor to copy boys, agreed to wear overalls dur- Mary. Doug and Owen, Of Movie Fame, Face Divorce (B. Vnitcd PreM.i i Minden, Nev., April 17.--Mary Pickford Fairbanks and her former husband, Owen E. Moore, were named as defendants in a suit filed here today by the state of Nevada to set aside a divorce decree re cently granted the famous movie star. The suit to dissolve the divorce follows the marriage a few weeks ago of Miss Pickford to Douglas Fairbanks. It charges all three with con spiracy. collusion are contained in the com plaint, which is entitled: The State of Nexada on relation of Leonard B. Fowler, attorney-gen eral, plaintiff, versus Gladys K. Moore, known as Gladys M. Fair banks, and Owen Moore. The complaint, which covers nearly sixty fcages of typewritten document, charges that Fairbanks and Miss Pickford, prior to the di vorce on March 2, agreed to inter marry when Miss Pickford should have obtained a divorce from Moore. 1 lVhere Moore Fiynres. Moore is charged with entering into a conspiracy with Fairbanks and Miss Pickford," by means cf which he wilfully and wrongfully appeared in Minden at tbe proper time to be served with the divorce complaint. The complaint said: "That some time prior to Feb, 15, 1920, one Douglas Fairbanks, resident of California, and Gladys Moore entered into an agreement whereby they did mutually promise to intermarry at such a time wbeii a court issued a decree divorcing the defendants." This is followed by allegations of the consDiracy entered into be tween Fairbanks, Gladys Moore and Owen Moore, by means of which, when the divorce was granted, the JAPS AND RUSS LOSE MANY MEN Vladivostok, April 10. (By The Associated Press.) Heavy fighting between Russian and Japanese forces continues at Khabarovsk, at the mouth of the Amur river, and casualties suffered by each side, are heavy, reports say. Towns along the" Ussuri river branch of the trans-Siberian rail road are in the hands of the Japan ese, but hundreds of Russians are fleeing to tbe hills, and have again started guerilla warfare. Arrests of Russians by Japanese continue, but government buildings are being returned to Russians and the red flag is reappearing. OREGON GETS FILE FOR LODGE AS V.-P. Salem. Ore.. April 17. The name of Senator Lodge, .Republican, of Massachusetts, was filed in Oregon for the Republican nomination for vice president. jing working hours beginning Mon- day. At Vancouver, B. C, ci.y em- Piuses compieieo. arrangements ior an "overall league." Labor Frowns oa Drive. ' Springfield. I1L, April 17. The "overall clubs" are adding to the high cost of living of men who have lauor neeung. Adopted In Elgin. Elgin., 111., April 17. The "over all movement" will become effec tive in Elgin. Monday, when 200 inutuu cuuiyauy, an workers in me timing department, will report for ""r in a Jumper suns, Other departments will Join the movement next week and the plan is to have all the 4,000 workers in khaki or denim by the first of May. Snag in Des Moines. Des Moines, Iowa, April 17. No "overall club" will be founded in Iowa by H. G. Larimer,, fair price commissioner for the state, as a mT, of fighting high prices, h said last night. He asserted the wa; lu reuuue uiku prices is uul by going to extremes, but by sticking to a policy of sane, careful, intelligent buying." ."Ovies" In Hannibal. Hannibal, Mo., April 17. An "overall club" was started at the hall this mornine. Mavor John K. Mills leading the movement. An agreement was signed by city of- ficials to wear denim every day ex cept Sunday. The Moose and other organizations are also taking up the movement here. Plot Charge marriage of Fairbanks and Mrs. Moore could- be solemnized. Report of Dirorre. The complaint charges "that Mrs Moore- came to annaen, ?ev., on Feb. 15, and after 17 days' resi dence, obtained a decree of divorce: then returning to her bona fide residence in Los Angeles." In support of the conspiracy charge, the complainant states thu. "simultaneously with the filing or her petition for divorce on March 1, the defendant Moore, in conson ance with said fraudulent plan, did wilfully and wrongfully come with in the limits of the county of Doug las for the sole purpose of per mitting personal service of tne summons and that said service and summons were personally served on him by the sherin; that on the same day after filing an answer to Mrs. Moore s complaint he immed iately departed for his home in California; that thereafter, on March 2, Mrs. Moore secured her divorce and that on the following day she departed for California and has not since returned to Ne vada." Calls Mary Perjurer, The attorney-general described Mrs. Moore's testimony given at the trial, which is attached to the com plaint, as fraudulent and untrue ex cept as to the statement of tbe time of her marriage to Moore; and that "when she swore that she was a resident of Nevada she knew the fact to be to the contraband that she did not intend to make this state her home." The marriage of Mrs. Moore and Fairbanks was referred to at length and characterized as illegal and of no force. In support of his contentions, the attorney-general quotes copiously from California and Nevada 'stat utes. ', The defendants were given 40 days in which to reply to the com plaint. KAPP ARRESTED IN SWEDEN ON AUTHOR'S WORD Stockholm. April 17. Dr. Wolf gang Kapp, leader of the reaction ary revolt in Berlin on March 13, who was arrested at Soedertelje yesterday, has been in Sweden for a week, having arrived by airplane from Germany on April 10. he shaved off his moustache, but was recognized by a Swedish author. Kapp spent Wednesday night at Soedertelje merry making with a party of Swedish engineers, who were not aware ot his Identity. He seemed in good humor when ar rested and admitted he was tbe leader ot abortive German . revolt As he is wanted in Germany, for a political offense, be can. not be sur rendered, and ho demand for bis extradition has been received or is exnected. L. GEORGE MURDERER, JURY SAYS Irish Vote Premier and Aides Guilty for Death of Mayor of Cork. Cork, Ireland, April 17. Charges of wilfull murder against Premier Lloyd George were brought in the verdict of the jury in the inquest into the death of Mayor MacCurtain of this city, assassinated last month, which was rendered today. The verdict also charges Vis count French, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; Ian MacPherson, former chief secretary, and several police inspectors with murder. Charge a Surprise. That part of the verdict laying tbe crime to the hands of tbe po lice caused no surprise here, but few thought the jury would go so far as charge the premier, Viscount French and Mr. MacPherson with the murder, even if the charge is likely to mean little more than an expression of sentiment against these officials. It is different, how ever, with the police officers, who, in the usual course would be ex pected to be placed under arrest immediately. The verdict charging the con stabulary with the murder was a foregone conclusion. It is known that some of the Sinn Fein leaders believed two weeks ago that the verdict would simply charge the po lice as a body without mentioning names. SuniinonKf! Ignored. This doubtless influenced Vis count French and Sir John Taylor, under secretary for Ireland, to ig nore summonses to appear as wit nesses. Elaborate military precau tions .and the counsel of cooler heads among the Sinn Fein lead ers, it is believed will forestall probable trotfble here. " , ' One representative said the lead ers have caused the arrest of some of the wilder spirits, who, it is fear ed, might slart fighting even in the face of the great odds against them in the shape of machine guns, armored cars and tanks. Xo Sinn Feiner would confirm these reports, however. l'oltical Murder. Belfast, Ireland, April 17. What is believed to b the first political assassination on the t'lsier border occurred late last evening when Thomas Mulholland of Dundalk. 4", miles northwest of Dublin, wa3 shot on a street there and died an hour later. Mulholland made a statement 19 the stretcher bearers. A man named McKeever, living near the scene of rh shooting, said he heard Nn hree shots and found Mulholland writhing on the ground. McKeever declared he saw two policemen nearby and called to them, but they proceeded toward the barracks. KANSAS JUDGE ORDERS HOWAT TO END STRIKE Mine Official Given I'ntU April 37 . to Show Cause Why Idleness Should Continue. Pittsburg. Kan., April 17. Judge Andrew J. Curran this morning or dered Alexander Howatt and other officials of the Kansas miners' union to order back to work the miners who have been idle for a week. The action was taken on the motion of R. J. Hopkins, attor ney general of Kansas for permis sion to amend tbe petition of tbe state for a permanent injunction against a strike. Given Ten Days Grace. The judge ordered the union offi cials to take this action or show cause for not doing so in court April 27. On that date the hearing of the application to make the tem porary injunction, issued two weeks ago, permanent, will occur All of the mines except one deep mine and three steam shovels pits were idle. About 11,700 miners of the district are not work. Bonds Approved. Bonds for Alexander Howat and the other miners' union officials held in the jails at Ottawa and Iola. were approved by Judge Cur ran, A. B. Keller, county attorney, Immediately notified the sheriffs at Ottawa and Iola to release the men and tender them transporta tion to Pittsburg. SENATE TO PROBE HOUSE CONDITIONS Washington, "April 17. Investi gation of housing conditions over the country by a committee of five senators is authorized in a reso lution passed .today by the senate. Tbe committee was required to re port on remedial measures by next Dec. L ' NEED ARMY FOR PEACE lit TURKEY San Remo Parley to Con sider Force of 300,000 to Maintain Treaty. San Remo, Italy, April 17. Al lied nations would be called upon to maintain a force of 300,000 men in Turkey, to assure execution of the terms of the treaty with that country, which was framed at Lon don, recenlVy, it was said, today. This treaty- will be considered by the supreme council when it opens its sessions next Monday. Announcements that Marshal Foch of France, and Field Marshal Wilson of Great Britain, will be present, are regarded as signifi cant that military experts will be called by the council before it de cides finally on the terms to be submitted to the sultan. May Alter Terms. The draft of the treaty is looked upon as being susceptible to im-i portant modifications. i None of the entente powers is disposed to furnish a large army to impose the treaty terms on the Turks. Hence there i3 a strong under current of opinion in favor of softening the terms in order that the treaty may be accepted by a Turkish government strong enough to overcome nationalist op position. - Armenia, under the treaty, would be given the territory comprised within the boundary roughly out lined by the towns of Erzerum, Bit lie, Van and Mush, and the corri dor leading to the Black sea. Real Turkish Issues. Other features to be given con sideration are the organization of allied supervision at Constantino ple . and the formation of a com mission to control the Dardanelles. It is expected proposals would be made to admit Balkan states, in cluding Bulgaria, to membership in this commission. Duvachen palace, where the council will meet, is ready for its distinguished visitors." The meet ings of the council will he held in the Louis XVI salon on the ground floor, spacious rooms on the sec ond floor being arranged for the accommodations of the clerical forces connected with the various delegations. l S. Out of Parley. Washington, April 17. At the time of the first announcement that tbe allied nations would hold a conference at San Remo, it was said at the state department that the United States would not be rep resented and it is understood that there has been no change in this decision. The United States has not been formally represented at the peace conference since Under Secretary Polk left Paris last December. ' l. S. tiets Invitation. Washington. Aprii 17. Italy, through Ambassador Avezzana, has invited the United States to send a representative to the allied con ference at San Remo and Secre tary Colby has promised to lay the matter before President Wilson. LATE 'RUM REVOLT' MEN ARE INDICTED Marquette. Mich., April 17. John, Peter and Stephen Scalcucci, Iron River packing house owners, whose alleged possession of wine led to invasion of Iron county by federal agents, were indicted by the fed eral grand jury. The Weather Rain tonight and Sunday; colder Sunday; fresh to strong easterly winds, shifting to the northeast Sunday. Highest temperature yesterday, SI; lowest last night, 45. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 12 miles per hour. ' Precipitation last 24 hours, none. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. ' yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp... 48 46 36 Wet bulb temp... 42 39 Z3 Rel. humidity ...57 53 6 Washington, Aprii 17. Weather predictions for the week beginning Monday are: Region of Great Lakes: Rains over southern portion Monday and Tuesday followed by fair; cool. Upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri valleys and Rocky Mountain and Plateau regions: Generally fair, cool first half; normal tem perature latter half. Daily River Bulletin. Change SUge. 24 hrs. St. Paul .. Red Wing . La Crosse Dubuque . LeClaire .. Davenport - 7.0 0.4 .... 6.9 .... S.7 ....13.9 . . . . 10.3 0.2 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.7 ..13.5 River Forecast. Rapidly falling stages in the Mis sissippi will, continue from below Dubuque to Muscatine, unless heavy j rains occur. -4 . v J. M, SURlR,Jaeteorologut. IMPEACHMENT OF LOUIS POST IS IMPROBABLE Congress Seeks Mainly to Unify Policy As to Aliens. BI DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, April 17. Conflict between the department of labor and the department of justice as to the proper course to be pur sued in deporting "radicals" and "communists" has raised some fun damental questions which may re vive the whole matter of the jus tice or injustice of the wholesale raids against "reds" and the efforts of the government to combat radi-j calism. The movement In congress to in quire into the supposed friendliness of Louis F. Post, assistant secre tary of labor, to aliens by cancel ling warrants against them issued by the department of justice, is by no means political or partisan. There, are Democrats a3 well as Republicans who are up in arms about it, but it is unlikely that im peachment proceedings will be be gun. The action of Representa tive Mondell, Republican floor lead er, in asking Representative Hoch, Republican, to withdraw his reso lution for impeachment was due to a desire to follow an orderly procedure through the rules com mittee instead of being subjected to the danger of elimination on a point of order in the house itself. Will be Heard. Out of it impeachment proceed ings are not probable, but a thor ough investigation by a wmmittee of congress with an opportunity for Assistant Secretary Post to ex press his viewpoint is contempla ted. The facts are not doubted, but the viewpoint or attitude to ward aliens which the rather lib eral minded department of labor takes as opposed to the more or less conservative ideas ot the de partment of justice has developed an interesting controversy. ln the opinion ot Democrats as I well as Republicans, something is wrong. A mistake has been made somewhere. For instance, out of 1.44S -cases handled by-tmnleTiaTT-ment of labor. have been found to be within the meaning of the de portation laws. Fully 1.05:; cases have been cancelled and 6:1 have been deferred for further study or consideration. The inclusion which has been reached by mem bers of congress is that either the department of justice has been over-zealous in arresting innocent people and subjecting them and their families to hardships or else the department of labo- has been over-friendly to the aliens and con strued the law in such a ay as to nullify its enforcement. The attitude of the department of labor as expressed by Assistant Secretarv Post is described in the case of Thomas Russ, which lias just been decided in the latter's favor because he was not deemed to have become a member of the communist party, although he had permitted his name to be signed to an application before he was aware of its purpose. Says Mr. Post: Holds Guilt Not Proved. "Under the law, aliens must be deported if they are members of or affiliated with the communist par ty of America. If this clause be construed as meaning that aliens who have ouce technically become members of the communist party must be deported, even though they have no guilty knowledge or that the principle of 'Once a member al ways a member' applies, it might be possible to spell out of the cir cumstances in this case a member ship for which deportation would be mandatory. Having applied for membership before the prescribed organization was born and with drawn before its constitution was brought even perfunctorily to bis attention, this alten would seem to a fair American mind to lack the requisites even of technical mem bership. If. however, the requis ites of technical membership were (Continued on Page Three) Strike Flashes Pittsburgh, Pa, April 17. At a special meeting' of the Balti more & Ohio passenger train, men, at which J. A. .ee. tren eral chairman of the Brother, hood of Railroad Trainmen was present, the men voted to re turn to work at noon today. Officials said that this action wonld restore passenger traffic to normal and would effect sev eral hundred men, who have bten on strike. St. Louis. Mo. April 17. t .Striking yardmen in this dis trict met today, it was saiiL to consider calling off the unauth orized strike. J. S. Kubaak, president of the local Yard, men's association, announced the men would return to work as soon as assured the rail road labor board would renijr nize tbe union and consider their demands for increased wages. Camden, '. J April 17. One thousand striking switchmen and shopmen here today voted tn return to work pendinz ad- insUnent ni wage demands by the nilroiMl labor board HOPE OF ENDING TIEUP DISPELLED WHEN UNION VOTES TO REMAIN FIRM Reiterate Original Demands and Add New Ones Earlier Report Stated Chiefs Would AdviM Returns Today Traffic Near Normal. Chicago, April 17. Hopes for settlement of the rail strike today apparently was definitely lost this morning when the grand lodge officers, directors and trustees of the ''outlaw" union reiterated their orig inal demands, and added new ones to the list. CHICAGO AREA REPORTS MANY NEW RETURNS Chicago. April 17. Today was set by railroads as the lime limit for "outlaw" strikers to return to work in several important centers in the west, and an early collapse of the strike was believed to be in sight. Freight movements increas ed today in central and far west ern states and conditions were ap proaching normal. Railroad offi cials went ahead with preparations to replace strikers who failed to return to work. In the Chicago district informa tion was said to have been receiv ed by Charles F. Clyne, t'nited States district attorney, that strike 'leaders arrested here lor violation of the Lever act intended to aban don their organizations and either return to work or seek other places. Rebels Freed on Bonds. All the arrested leaders were at lineny pemiiug uieii SF",M ;uld alloul flll 0(M, fl.ogl th(, 24 Those who were unable to fur- Swit(;hlnell-S riliol, f Sonh Amer. nisli can were rcieaseu on muir own recognizance. llailroad officials reported im movement in traflic conditions in Chicago yards. Major General j, Leonard Wood left last night for 'Nebraska after announcing that he found traffic conditions improving, j strikers until midnight to return in He said he found no evidence of ; work, under penalty of losing their connection between the strike and i seiiinritv. Similar uction has been I. W. W. activities. ! ,akell hewliere. Little change in the situation in i Mr (;nllm ,j,is morning imiicat Michigan and Ohio was reported ,.d as meuared to go ahead early today. Several hundred thou sand industrial workers remained idle awaiting the reopening of fac tories closed by a shortage of fuel and raw materials. ew Flare on Coast. Strike leaders at Lus Angeles were reported to have declared an intention of tying up all passenger service there, allowing only mail and milk shipments to move. At St. Louis, freight embargoes were lifted on five roads and groups of strikers were returning to work. One thousand maintenance of way men and shop laborers at Springfield. Mo., returned to work pending action of the labor board appointed by President Wilson. STRIKE BREAK IN EAST SEEN BY RAIL HEADS New York, April 17. A marked disintegration of the "outlaw" rail- j way strike in New York and vicin-j ity was claimed today by railroad I officials. Coincident with the con-1 tinued improvement in passenger service on virtually all lines and ! headway made in improving freisbt ; at congested terminals, groups of strikers in widespread areas com menced to return to work. Leaders Criticized. Some of the strikers quit meet ings in disgust last night, accord ing to reports from railroad of ficials, while others openlv ex pressed their dissatisfaction with! the failure of their 'leaders to ob-t tain promised concessions. Railroad officials said tbe return of the men was due to a large ex tent to the ultimatum of the rail road managers, expiring at noon today. The Central Railroad -of New Jersey, and other lines issued a statement saying that most of the returning strikers had been re instated. renditions Better Several lines have partially lift ed the embargo on freight. Move ments of food into this city im proved greatly in the last 24 hours and the danger, of a shortage In foodstuffs was declared to have been passed. : CHILD KINS APED f Danville. Ky April 17. W H. Trimble. 7-year-old son of a rail- road fireman, is believed to have! been kidnaped. It was reported when the lead ers of the insurgent organization went into session that they were planning to advise their men to re turn to worV Orunuu'x Statement. At tbe close of the session John (irunan. president of the CliicaRO Yardmen's association, which call-' erl tbe first strike here, issued this statement: "At a liu-elliiK of Brand lodire officers, hoard of directors nd hoard of trustees of the t'hi catro Yardmen's association, ul III a. in. it was unanimously derided that the original de mands of tiic C. Y. A. present ed to the freniTiil mauaurrs' as. sociution shall stand. Alsii that s fur us suileliinen and swilflilenders are concerned, we must be recognized as the governinir body. Also that there shall be no disrriiuinu. linn against any men who bine witlKlrunu irom Hi - service ol (lie various railroad rompanies and tliey must be restored to their former seniority rank. (Shrned) M(MI tilU MAI'" The demand that the "rebel" or ganization be made the gnxeruiiiK j body for switchmen would take ap ! proximately (ifl.OOO members from the Brotherhood of Railway Train- I ij. .i iiti-liiliuir thii ntiti vo itienih,ir. ! ship of the latter organization, un ion leaders say. Knlc of Brotherhood, The general malingers and brotherhoods here have Riven the the with the strike, despite the arrest of himself and 24 associates on (barges of conspiracy to violate the Lever art. He sent the follow ing message to presidents of all yardmen's association locals throughout the country: "You . reuuested to attend a meeting of the executive officers of the Chicago Yardmen's association ! to be held at Clih ago, Monday, April 19. at 10 a. in. i Signed i "JOHN CltUNAf." Plans for rontinuing the strike will be takeu up at this meeting, he said. "Tiling to Mill (leiiiilj. "We are trying to win our fight in a good, tleau way." said Mr. (iruuau. "I deplore the newspaper reports which represent me in an attitude of bravado and deliance against the government. "1 have. all the respect iu the world for the t'nited States gov ernment and its laws. I have al ways been against radical and I. W. W. tactics and u such tactics have been employed by the switch men who are out." One speaker from Cleveland ho addressed au open meeting of the yardmen's association, told them that the men were remaining out 100 per cent in the chief Ohio rail- railroad centers. RAILROAD WAGE BOARD CONFERS Washington. April 17. Hearings on the wage demands of the coun try's 2,000.000 railroad workers were begun today by the railroad labor board with W. N. Doak. vice president of the Brotherhood of Trainmen, presenting the employes' case. R. M. Barton of Tennessee, who failed to arrive yesterday, . was present today, and A. O. Wharton, the other absent member, as ex pected before night. Temporary offices have . been established bv the board in the I'nion station and hearings prob ably will be conducted there for two or three weeks when tbe board expects to esublisu permanent headquarters in Chicago. Permanent organization of the board will be deferred until after Mr. Wharton arrives. SEEKS WHITE HOISE. Washington, April 17. sienatnr Howard Sutherland of West Vir ginia announced bia candidacy for tan Republican presidential uumi- nation. -...... .