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associated press leased wire. , -. ' TUESDAY ' APRIL 20, 1920 TWELVE PAGES.
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Bias and Suppression
Charges Riddled at An- j
nual Meet in N. Y.' j
Sew Vork, April 20. The
Off rftirini: directors were re-
elected by acclamation at the
sduiuiI meeting of (lie Asso.
riatrd Press here today. They
nank B. Jioyes, Washington
W. U McLean, Philadelphia
Adolph S. Ochs, ew York
A. ( . Weiss. Itululh Herald.
John K. i.illiom, Providence
New York, April 20. Members
of the Associated Press met at the
Waldorf Astoria hotel here today
to elect five directors, four advisory
boards, and auditing and nominat
ing committees.
At a luncheon in connection with
the meeting. President Frank B.
Noyes of the Washington Star,
proposed a toast to President Wil-
wn, saying, "In offering a toastJ
the formal wish for 'health' is us
ually of little significance. With
us this year, in our only toast it is
our custom to offer, the case is
profoundly different for, very earn
Mtly. very hopefully and very sin
cerely we drink to the health,, the
full restored health, of the presi
dent of the United Stales.
Attacks t'ritics.
"Every season of the year is an
open season for the critics of the
Associated Press," said Mr. Noyes.
"We are accustomed through
long experience to the railings
against our service or the unin
formed, the notoriety seeker and
tin common or garden liar, who
charges bias or suppression in the trict of Chicago and suburbs north
report of the Associated Press. j of the city today.
"Every newspaper man, every Victims of the recent tornado,
informed person, knows how pre- living in temporary homes were, In
posterously untrue these charges many cases, driven out.
are whoever may make them. To LaGrange and Ashbury, west of
you, 1 need not explain that ourlchicaeo. exDerienced a terrific hail
very organization was in response
to the demand of the newspapers
tnat their news service should be
owned and controlled by themselves
and themselves alone; that it
should be their servant and not
their master; that it should give an
adequate and truthful record of the
day's world happenings, free from
bias and from opinion or prop-
inda. While laving no claim to
inerrantcy, our service has been
lingularly successful in attaining
the objects we sought and the line
'By Associated Press' has become
a hallmark of accuracy, whether the
vent recorded is the election 'of a
president, the signing of an armi
u'oe, a decision of the supreme
court or the death of the pope.
Agree A. P. Is l'air.
"While at all times, this open
son continues, every four years
wnes a special period of tribula
tions. When the presidential cam
Wign rolls around, every candidate
for the nomination and the result
ing presidential candidates and
very manager of every such can
SiMto finds clear evidence in our
Nort of bias against every candi
tate mentioned until after the
lectton and tben all agree that the
"sociated Press has been con
HcuouBly fair. This has been our
wperience in the past and there is
ery indication that the present
ajjP&ign will be no exception."
Mr. Noyes explained that while
Wryone of the candidates will
the Kllnnnrt nf inrliriH.,jl
bers, the Associated Press will
rJrT-.. continue serenelv indift'orant i.
toome 01 U nominating con-
vuuuub ana elections, contenting
"'''..to supplying its members
-i the news as it happens, play-
oeuries rites nd Pun'snins no
What Sen ice Means.
p lae report of the Associated
"s does noi grow, or simply
n inui being without effort,"
touea Mr. Noyee. "Kvery line,
hdwfi is u,e Product of an
W-vaJuai worker of whom hun
toil ar.d adventure daily to
i'r Picture of the world's
ppewags. tVbry ODe of you kn(JW
at u,e bottom, these charges
iJit ar8 twses against our
wanrmoas workers-if we are de
tj.'" betrayers, who, if
to tt caf are true, are recreant
Sea nv P'aced i n
t!i 'J? ko,r lhem. you know them
Kiit.moa chlos- bmcKM chiefs,
iSrS working tirelessly, falth-
effloiairay, intelligently.
, (Oil w - .
Ite si vai 1,1666 men are
Mir nrL Ule eaEtfl. the pride of
35iBlOIeBion and neither your
- ur mine can be fitly ex
jf it? 011 M as'on of this sort
imoramuses. . the blatber-
Hieai?" e llm ho defame
COST $150,000,000
Uvomi.! AP"' zo National
hnr-g reacaJ $150,000,000.
an vitr of advertising, Ameri
aewrMper paba,ncrs. jggocij,.
Fatal Tornado Sweeps
Lower Mississippi Area;
Storms Ravage Illinois
Aberdeen, .Miss, April Sk
Ten persons were killed and
approximately 100 injared in a
tornado which wept through
Aberdeen today. Property
damage Is estimated at wO().
tKH). Several of those injured
are believed to be fatally hurt.
Birmingham, Ala, April 20.
I Eighteen persons are known to
i have been killed and great property
damage clone by a tornado which
! started in southern Mississippi Just
; before neon today and swept up
; that state into southern Tennessee.
Fragmentary reports received
I late today showed that the stdrm
stvept four Mississippi towns Bay
; Springs) Aberdeen, Columbus and
1 Glenn and did some damage in
! Williamson county, Tennessee.
where one man was killed.
First reports said that the tor
nado had swept into Alabama and
killed eight persons at Collins
ville, but these proved incorrect.
The dead at Bay Springs were
placed at four, at Glenn, eight, and
at Columbus, five, with several at
New Albany, Miss., April 20. Six
persons were reported to have
been killed in a tornado which
struck the town of Ingomar, near
this city today and four lost their
lives at the village of Baker in the
same vicinity.
Sheffield, Ala., April 20. A tor
nado swept this section of Ala
bama today, killing J. 6. Blanton,
a farmer, his wife and two children,
in Colbert count'. One man is re
ported to have been killed in
Franklin county.
Tornado Kills Four.
Hattiesburg, Miss., April 20.
Four persons are reported killed in
a tornado which swept Bay Springs,
coudty seat of Jasper county, to
day. According to advices' received
here, the sheriff of Jasper county
was among those killed.
Chicago, April 20. (Associated
Press.) Homes were flooded and
telephone and electric light sys-
terns were destroyed when a cloud-
burst visited the northwestern dis
storm which left the streets cov-
St. Louis, Mo., April 20 Pursuit
of an aggressive foreign trade pol
icy by the United States, and enact
ment of federal legislation to guar
antee industry against strikes.
were advocated by speakers at the
opening session of the Mississippi
Valley assocition convention here
The United States is producing
far more than is needed for domes
tic consumption, it was asserted,
and a foreign market must be
found for this surplus.
Ask Strike Guarantee.
Federal legislation guaranteeing
industry against Strikes was de
manded by Harry H. Merrick, pres
ident of the association. Mr. Mer
rick referred to the outlaw rail
road strike and' recent steel and
coal strikes as "criminal attempts
to stop production," and insisted
that the resources of the 27- states
in the Mississippi valley be coor
dinated to effect this legislation.
"We must pool our resources,"
he asserted, "so that only those
favoring legislation Rinat these
criminal attempts to stop produc
tion will be elected to congress.
Opposed To Ship Sale.
Mr. Merrick declared the asso
ciation should vigorously oppose
the sale of "any portion of tbe
United States shipping fleet, to any
but thorough Americans," and he
advocated equalization of rates to
allow gulf ports to compete with
the North Atlantic gateways. One
of the most important propositions
he declared, for the consideration
of the association is the "lake-to-the-ocean"
project via the St Law
rence river. By thus establishing
a direct connection between the
Gulf of Mexico and the port of New
York, . e said, shippers in the
northwest would be greatly bene
fitted. Edward A. Biggs of Chicago,
chairman of the foreign trade sur
vey of the association, was another
speaker. '
New York, April 20. Sir Auck
land Geddes, new British ambas
sador, said on his arrival iast
night, it was the duty ot all Brit
ish subjects, "not domiciled in Ire
land," and it would be "helpful" if
others interested in Ireland, would
allow her to "grapple wits her own
political difficulties."
ered by an ice blanket several
inches thick. '
The right , of way , of the Elgin.
Joliet and Eastern Railway was
several feet under water at Con
gress park.
Dead in Arkansas.
Fort Worth, Ark., April 20.
(United Press.) Twentv-nve
known dead, from ,75 to 125 in
jured and the casualty litt su-suiiy
growing as communication was es
tablished with isolated districts,
was reported early today 'from the'
wind-wrecked parts of Yell, Logan.
Franklin, Scott, Johnson and Boone
counties, Arkansas.
t-uuiuiuuiuaiiuu wilu some pans i
of the hill country, hit by the Sun-
dav nieht serie, iei and I
day night series of gales and near
tornadoes, orobabV will not he '
i noi oe
established for a dav or two. Re-
r,-o ,,h.) , .1 '. .
small villages and crossroad ham-'
lets wrecked.
Ten Heaths vprp rnnrtAH
in I
Yell countv, four in Johnson and ' provemcnt. They are not chang
from three to fifteen in and around i PdIy but such changes as
Blaine in Iiean ennntv Harber a I nave 'leen noted are for the better.
valley, Cabin Creek, Howe's Creek,
Hickeytown, Blaine and Belleville
were reported the towns hardest
P -
rroperiy uamage was reported :
t.n r..n itn th tpra of thnanrt; i
of dollars. j look in the United States. The) 5'
Small Twisters Rampant. ' railway strike served to crystalize j eonrc for Blockade,
St. Louis, April 20. (United j opinion. .There seems unanimous; Premier Lloyd George, it is un
Press.) Small tornadoes, hail anil ! agreement that while mischievous ; derstood. is holding tenaciously to
rain storms did thousands of dollars j persons ' have taken advantage of j the view that economic penalties
damage in western Missouri last labor troubles to interject their shall be imposed if Germany does
night, according to reports from : own ambitions and doctrines, tbe ! not- conform to the treaty s terms.
Union, Montgomery City and St.
The highway bridge over the
Burbois river was wrecked and the
Rock Island railroad bridge dam
aged by a tornado ai Union, which
also unroofed a dozen houses.
An electric storm at Montgora-
communication with the rest, of thelfo"ow in the wake of war.
world. Wind at St. Charles wrecked I
chimneys, smashed windows andi"? - mvu, uui
twisted wires, all in four minutes.
Macon reported heavy hail
Victim of Blkiard.
Denver, April 20. (United
Press.) A man believed to be Johu
W. Bradford of Bristol, Okla., died
as a Union Pacific train from Kan
sas City entered Denver early to
day. Rigors of the trip through
the Colorado blizzard and ortvation, I
incident to the train having been! Both in congress and in the ex
snowbound, is believed to have ag-! eeutive branch of the government,
gravated tuberculosis, causing ! there is a recognition of and re
Omaha. Neb.. April" 20 Repulli
can and Democratic voters of Ne
braska are balloting in the state
wide primary today to express
their choice for presidential can
didates, name 16 delegates to each
party's national convention and to
nominate candidates for state,
congressional and non-partisan of
fices. The women of the state are
voting their presidential prefer
ence for the first time. .
Republicans for presidential en
dorsement are General John A.
Pershing, General Leonard Wood
and United States Senator Hiram
W. Johnson of California. Robert
Ross of Lexington, Neb., is run
ning as Democratic candidate.
United States Senator G. M. Hitch
cock is the only other Democrat
whose name appears on the bal
lot, i
William Jennings Bryan is seek- j
ing a place as a delegate-at-large j
and has announced in advance that I
ir elected ne would not smooort
Senator Hitchcock owine to the lat-!.
I'-t's announced views on the sub--,'.t
of light wines and beers.
co fn b&d con
dition as a result of recent snow
and rain storms, indicating that
the vote in tbe rural sections might
be light.
(By United Picas.) '
Washington, April 20. Miss
Nancy Lane, daughter of former
secretary of the interior, will be
married at 4 p. m. today to Phil
Kauffman of ' Washington. The
wedding is to be at St. John's
Episcopal church .
The bridal gown is of taffeta. It
was the wedding dress of the
bride's great-greatr grandmother.
Miss Lane is the fourth bride to
wear it.
" The wedding is semi-private,
members of the family and very
close friends pnly being invited.
Washington, April 20. Prices
of 22 articles of food remained un
changed during the month ending
March 15, the bureau of labor sta-
tintics. announced. Clothing prices
increased 61 per cent over March,
Individual Thrift Is More
Important Than Gov
ernment Economy.
(Special to The Argus.)
"dsnlnsion'1."- c" r" .;T'the allied powers . in conference
Economic conditions in the United;. v . .u
Washington. D. C. April
s?at.es' including the whole range," -.u. '
- - . . - . '
"l . ,aclors. lrom lne D,sn rosl . I
living to the unrest in the ranks of j
labor and tne tremendous financial j
j burdens left by the war are show-
ing a distinct tendency toward im-
v,nS thought of the responses that
have been given the writer in V
a - t.i
"""i-" l"c
government as to the business ou4-i
outlaw strike was but another man-;
itestation of the economic troubles
brought by tl'e war.
Ills That Follow War.
. Searching beneath the surface,
conservative and thoughtful men
in the government And much that
ails America all sorts cf ills that
lleJe political promise and partis-j
ii- an au-
mission that time alone can bring
relief that an immediate readjust
ment 'cannot be expe- ' Amer
ica, as one member of Cie cabinet
expressed it, thought the price of
human liberty -was worth paying
and she is now suffering the pain
and feeling the effects tf her sac-
riflces in the war.
spect for facts. ' ongress is
wrestling in vain with heavy gov
ernmental expenditures, some of
them inherited from the war and
some 'of .theui too delicate to be
j cut out hecause of the fears of po
j litioal disaster that may attend the
I party that performs the surgical
! operation.
j All "sides seem to be agreed that
the Lnited Mates i carrying a
heavy burden ol financial credits
and that to strain the load with a
bonus to the ex-soldiers would be
to impose a weight that might
carry a crash in the status of our
credits, but on the other hand the
votes of the soldiers cannot be ig
nored by ever so many members of
congress. Therefore, the treasury
department 1 is watching almost
with bated breath to see what con
gress will do. And it goes with
out saying that President Wilson
himself will probably veto the
measure if congress doesn't .see fit
to kill it.
For of one thing the public may
rest assured the' financial situa
tion of the United States has given
folks at the executive end of the
avenue in Washington many wor
risome days and sleepless nights.
If the truth be known, the -.epubli-can'
leaders of cougress and the
(Continued on pass four).
fhiurr. Anril 2fl.-.Fial nlans
.u. ,; ,.
. ia..-,
i vantion - at San
under formulation
at a meeting
here today of the arrangements
committee.of the Democratic na -
tional convention, headed by Homer
S. Cummings, national chairman.
Housing of delegates and visitors
during tne convention ana pro-
visions for adequate transportation
facilities were the principal prob
lems being worked out.
The. Weather
O a j niversary planned for today for Mr. 12.24 to b.0 a day.
Cloudy and unsettled tonight and I ani Mrs. Ixmis Marshall became a : Detroit. Mich., April 20. A walk
Wednesday. Not much change inldoubie funeral. The organist who out April 2s, by 100,000 members
temperature. ! was to have played Lohengrin's . of the Brotherhood of Maintenance
Highest yesterday, 47; lowest wedding march, toiicned instead the of Wa-V employes and railway shop
last night; 45. . - . ! solemn chords of the Funebre. t ', laborers in the Chicago district, will
Wind velocity at 7 a. m. 2 miles.
per uuur.
Precipitation last H nours, Liu
iaches. ,
12 m. 7 p.m. Tarn,
Tester, yester. today
Dry bulb tern. ..44 46 47
Wet bulg tern.. .42 45 47
ReL humid 86
Daily River Bulletin.
. Change
Stage. 24hrs
St. Paul ...
La Crosse .
LeClaire ...
. 8.0
. 0.3
. Kiver Forecast.
Only slight changes in the Mis-
sissinoi will occur from Dubuaue
i to Muscatine.
. J. If. SHEKIER, Meteorologist,
' .
Allies Are Still Unable tO,to the nearest telephone pole after
Agree on Ultimatum
to Germany.
San Remo, April 20. (By the As
sociated Press). The premiers of
imI. r.r u p..i.:t. . ...
"l mu ycoce treaty
have found time to resume the con-
versations begun Sunday afternoon
upon what warning or ultimatum senled lhe fa.e of the court ot jndustrial relations inves-
shall be sent to Germany respect-j Tne L.rowd went wild and gtorm. ligaUon. was ins,rurted hv Gov-
vf,XeT?i'n ftthe lrealy led the jail. Sheriff Gould and two ernor Allen to do everything pos
Versa lies. It does not appear, how- other ffit.ers overpowered, sible to bring' the offenders to jus-
fIfr.Vli'ai utheir ,consullal,ons hav The mob tore out the barred win- tice.
DriaciDle th't SOme7he of a man- -
- Berlin ernment, afferences j
in view as to the wvart nature nor
18 10 tne exact nature Pr
i he French contention, on-the oth-
er hand, is declared to be that it
would be more cruel to cease send
ing food supplies into Germany and
put a stop to her industries by
shutting off raw materials, tijan to
occupy a few districts with the al
lied troops until Germany can reg
ulate her attnude.
From the standpoint of internal
order in Germany the Frencn
statesmen also consider that limit-
ing food trying to prevent the
factories from working would be
tllfiTa rlorKramiiG than was wi t A
"v u uw(j vuo Lunu coll
Mttj Supports George.
Premier Nitti ' supports Lloyd
George. That is the situation on
that question this morning.
mi 1 .
toe council conunuea its exam-
mation of the Turkish treaty at the
formal session.
An official statement issued by
the premiers says
"This morning the conference
discussed and approved the finan
cial clauses of the Turkish treaty.
! The conference afterwards discuss-
ed the Armenian territorial ques
tion, especially the frontier ques
tion. Before adjourning the con
ference took up the question of
Columbia, S. C. April 20. A
rule in effect since January. 183S.
requiring lawyers to appear before
the supreme court of South Caro
lina wearing blark coats has been
suspended until Oct. 1, at the re
quest of members of the bar so
tbey may appear in overalls.
Detroit, Mich.. April 20 Busi
ness women's organizations here
have taken their fling at the high
price of wearing apparel. One
thousand stenographers, bookkeep
ers and other office workers pledg-
ed themselves not to exceed these
i maximum prices:
". "'"s"- """"
' and gloves. Z
The United Slates district at-
W was asked to inves-
! . the unjustified advance m
i P"c of women s clothing.
FOR TfOHT'.NflBJNible tof Detroit, president of the
brotherhood, requesting him to pre-
- ( ! sent their demands.
Milwaukee. Wis.. Anril 20. (Unit- According to brotherhood officials
' ed Press I. The znliten wedding an-
Mrs Marshall died of grief and.no1 receive sanction oi tne orotner
' worry when her husband was taken
( to a hospital. He succumbed when
, ne heard of his wife's death.
Cleveland. Ohio, April 20. A
seven-hour working day wherever
its members are employed in the
United States. Canada, Porto Rico
and Cuba, was adopted by the In-.'
ternauonal Cigar Makers union
convention yesterday by a vote of
378 to 102. It will become effective
May 1, 1921. . .
Samuel . Gompers. - president of
the American Federation of Labor,
first vice . president .of to
cigar makers! union, lead the flghi
for the sevon-iipur day standard.--
Kansans Lynch First
Negro in Years After
Attack on Younij Girl
i By i;mied iTew.i dows. The crazed negro was.
Pittsburg, Kan.. April 20. A ne- dragge(j ,hroUgh the hole in the!
kto tramp, name unknown. Daid,,.n m. nid nhn.it his neck. I
j with his life late yesterday for bru-
I tal assault on Sylvia Brown, 15, in
i the country two miles northwest of
iUUlWH j. - J. Ill
muiuerry. ine negro was nangeu
a mob had nterallv torn anart the
! small town jail. For an hour. Sher
iff Miit Gould had beld the mob off,
, persuading angry men to let the
1 law take its course.
Suddenly some one brought the
badly injured girl to the door of the
Jail. The erased negro threw up ed a man hunt as soon as the girl s
his hands, screaming in despair, unconscious form was found lashed
thus identifying his victim before to a tree at a lonely spot along a
she had a chance to identity-him. country road. The tramp surren
.lloied by Atrocity. dered af:er being funded.
Sylvia sauI tbe prisoner was the Sheriff Gould and other officials
jman who bad attacked her. tied her
t0 tree a,,1 slashe her throat
when she screamed for help. That
Agree to Submit Demand to w
Labor Board at Behest nf Rep.
resentative Forester.
Chicago, April 20. Strike fever
among railroad employes suffered a
BeiuacK. lniriy inousanu railway
Thirty thousand railway
id 8.000 freight handlers
licago district announced
clerks and
in-the Chicago
today under their decision to permit
j hearing of their wage demands byjon strike would be returned to
i t ha roifi-AOrl loKcit Kfo rt o TV o h i
me i am kuu aw uui uoi x cat. it au
The district council of the Broth-
erhood of Railway Clerks, which in-
eludes freight handlers, voted last
out after receiving an appeal from
James J. Forrester, head of the
i brotherhood and a member of the
(labor board, to await legitimate
adlustment of their grievances.
Join With Brotherhood.
Assurance was given the Asso-
ciation of Railroad Managers, that
they would join in with the brother -
hood in asking the labor board to
grant the men increases. The rail -
way clerks, who receive in general
a minimum wage of JS7.50 a month,
The freight handlers demand an
increase of 12 cents an hour and
restoration of wage differentials
between truckers, callers and stow
ers, abolished when the government
took over control of the roads.
Freight handlers received 43 cents
an hour.
Freight movement in the Chicago
district, continued to increase today
and elsewhere in the middle and
far west traffic conditions were re
turning to normal.
Four Chicago strike leaders, in
cluding John Gruuau. president of
the Chicago Yardmen's association,
jwere in jail pending hearing on
i charges of violating the Lever act.
United States Di3tnct Attorney
Clvne anounced that warrants
would be issued for strikers who
assumed the places of the 25 arrest
ed leaders.
Warrants were out for 27 per
sops indicted yesterday by the fed
eral grand jury in Los Angeles, in
connection with the strike.
Possibility of another serious
blow to the railroads in the Chi
cago district loomed today with a
threat that 100.000 members of the
Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way
and Railroad Shop Laborers would
i Uave their work Aoril 2S. unless
, ,v,i.
their demands for a temporary in
i crease of $1 a day and time and a
; half for overtime after eight hours
were granted.
Appeal to thief.
Chairmen of the Northwestern
district of the organization, which
embraces an area within a radius
of 500 miles of Chicago, involving
35 roads, telegrapher to E. F. Gra-
: these workers now are paid from
E. F. Grable, president of
the association said here today.
Washinrtnn. Anril ?rt Th. Con.
sus bureau today reported the fol
lowing tabulations: I
Gary, Ind., 55.344; increase 38,542,1
or 229.4 per cent over lilO.
; Ada, Okla., 8,012; increase 3,663
or 84.2 per cent. . . .
Devils Lake. X. p.. 5,140; in
crease 17, or 1.3 per cent.
Kewburgh, -N. Y. 30 272; increase
j 2,47,- or 8.9 percent.
i Dunkirk, X. Y.. 19.3J6;
2,11a or 12.S per cent.
and hoisted on the nearest pole. j
A white bov. who said he was i
Benjamin Franklin Caldwell, work-1
man. SDrinefie Id. 111., and who was
with the ne at the time of the
w vsv VwTurinw'
assault, was saved from hanging :
by officers who took him away
while the black was being strung
First Lynching in Vears. ,
The negro was caught in a gun
battle wirh cal miners, who start-
did not recognize the leaders.
. Attorney General Hopkins, who
a hofa in r ti r cwi t irn nritVi tViP
Kestless Workers Submit Writlen
Demands to New Labor Board
for Readjustment.
Washington, April 20. Formal
wrilten demands that the railroad
I, , , , ...
labor board "glTe assurances of die
i award of a "living wa?e" to rail-
? road men and that, employes now
w f n;ri r
. ,. ., . . . . .
j prejudice were filed wuh the board
today by Edward McHugh, repre-
, genting the strikers in the metro -
; ? FllWanks f ,hM St i.nni.s
Yardmen's associaUon.
Spokesmen for the railroad
hrntherhoods nhiected to the filing
of the demands, but Chairman
Barton said any body of men had
the right to file complaints with
- "i
i the board, but it was for the board
! to decide whether they were such
; as the board was authorized to
1 hear.
j Sk Distinct ion,
Tne Sl LoU)S yanimtn:s associa
tion asked a separate recognizance
befcre the board as a distinct or
ganization claiming that its inem-
ners were not propeny leyrewuiwi ,
y ereco?uu u . . sociation proposed a mass meeting
Mr Eubanks -d .hat tf llljto settle the strike,
board would assure luro that the Traffic Improved,
men's demands would be acted T ,.nHuinnK rnn,in,. tn im.
upon speeany, ne
sneeanv. ne woum I'm ai
message on the- wire winch would
send the men in the St. Ixmis dis
trict back to work in three hours.
Mr. McHugh reiterated that the
men of the New York district
would remain out untM word was
received from him that the board
would act on their coniplaiuts.
Complaints Filed.
The board permitted the hling ot ;
the coninlaints after it had held a;
short executive session, then pro-!
ceeded with its first public hearing j Chicago was more than six times
on the general wage demands of ths normal today. It amounted to near
2.000.000 railroad workers over the ly lOO.OOu cases. More than three:
country. j times the normal movement of but-
Chainuan Barton laid down the .ier was brought into the city. The
policy that cases would be heard j oars of butter and eggs have accu
in the order in which they were mulated on the lines outside of
filed except where some dispute Chicago during the strike,
should become of such pressing im-1 Men's Kijrhts at Stake. .
poriance as to iiemand precedence.) The following railroads have is
I). N. Doak. vice presiuent of the ; sued ultimatums designating dates
Brotherhood of Trainmen, was the j after which the strikers, who have
first spokesman for the unions, pre-1 refused to return will lose their
senting the trainmen's case as it -seniority rights: Chicago and A1-.
was outlined to the bi-partisan j ton ; Chicago, Burlington & yuincy;:
board which failed to reach anUlonon; Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
agreement here three weeks ago. iPaul: Elgin, Joliet - Eastern,"
Representatives of the strikers j Grand Trunk; Illinois Central; In
from New York. St. Louis, Chicago, 1 diana Harbor Belt Line: Soo Line.
Philadelphia and other parts of the
country were present.
Washington, April 2X. The
senate today passed the army
reorganization bill.
The bill as passed provides
for a permanent peace time
army of M).0O0 men, 17,013 of
ficers and a system of volun
tary training, it continues in
definitely the rank of full gen
eral recenily conferred on (jen
eral Pershing. A complete re
vision of tbe court martial rode
is included. When Senator
, Wadsworih introduced the bill
It carried a compulsory nni
versal training feature, bat this
was stricken out. J
The senate reduced the! numbert
of officers. No appropriation
carried in this bill. -
Tli measare has been under ron-
! sideration in tie senate since April
3. It now goes to the bouse. -
The vote was 46 to 10. .
Consumers Mav Atmeal tO
U. S. 25 New Strike
Leaders Held.
ill. April 2iK .
leader of the
mi itchmen tMrikers,
the nowdy settle.
inent of tlie "relM-P strike at
the mass mertinir railed for
t'liicairo tomorrow. Mr. irn
nau announced that he would
obtain his release from the
Will counly jail here, where he
in confined on bond ither tn.
night or early tomorrow mom.
Washington. April 20. Prill- -ripnl
demands of the Brother,
hood of Railway Trainmen as
presented today to tbe rail
road labor-board by Vice I'res-
I ident . . Iloak, include:
A ware increase of from 41
to 17 per cent with a minimum
of $;) a month, and time-and.
a-lialf for overtime, Sunday
and holidays.
A basic month of 26 days,
with a uniform lunch period of
21) minutes and a nniform "dead
head" rule, providing that time
consumed in p-oinir to and from
work b considered as work.
ine time.
The trainmen comprise baz
pneemen. brakemen, lluicmen,
yard foremen, helpers, switch
tenders and yard masters below
the rank of general yardmas. -tens.
Chicago, April 20. Coal shortaga
growing out of the unauthorized
rail strike, is approaching serious
. proportions here according to Fred
1 Upham, head of the Consumers'
! companj'. It may be necessary to
tnbution, he said.
"in,dll"lJrIe"Rln Ch!c!l ,are ,nB
"'PP'ed by the coal shortage, ilr.
, 1 PndIU f"llu-
.ew Leaders Held.
Warrants for the arrest of 25
new leaders in the Chicago Yard
men's association, and the United
Enginemen's association, were is
sued today on the order of Charles
Clyne, United States district attor- '
These men took the places of the
27 sirike leaders now imprisoned,
when they were arrested.
From his cell in Will county jail
at Joliet. III., John Grunau, pres-
jdent of ,he rni(KO Yardmen's as
prove and there is no prospect ot
' coal shortage, according to the rail
i road managers' association. The
: statement says that: 5K8 train crews:
j are now at work in tf e Chicago
! switching district as compared with '
jailfi yesterday; 418 switchmen have
returned to work within the dis
trict; 1,420 cars of livestock were
brought into tbe stockyards today
and 1,200 carloads of coal were
brought into Chicago today.
The most movement of eggs in
and tbe Nickel Plate.
The Chicago Yardmen's associa
tion has called a rfieeting for to
morrow morning "to. settle the
Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain
Landis, Charles Clyne, district at
torney, and all brotherhood, and
railroad officials are invited to be
New York. April 20 Attorneys
for Evelvn Nesbif Thaw, now Mrs.
Jack Clifford, said today that she
would rile counter suit for divorce
against her husband and former
dancing partner, charging improper
Clifford started divorce proceed
ings here, naming an actor as co
respondent. ;
In discussing tbe divorce pro
ceedings brought against her by
her husband, Mrs. Clifford said to
day she gave her hub band more
tban $20,000 between the time they
were married and the time they
broke up their stage and matn-
ls.niomai parnersDips. btie saw tne
;had deeded considerable property
', owned by her in the Adirondacks at
; the time of her marriage to Clifford
jand would attempt to recover Uus
1 in court, -

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