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AND DAILY UNION. SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 159. ASSOCIATED PUSS IXASKD WIU. FRIDAY APRIL 23, 1920 -TWENTY-FOUR PAGES DKITEb PRESS UCASED WIM. PRICE FIVE CENTS., nn Uvuu TH m COIWEHTION HONOR LOST BY SENATOR Voted Down for Delegate by Party for Aversion to the League. W Joplin, Mo., April 23 The Dem ocratic Btaie convention in session here this morning voted to reject the selection of United States Sen ator James A. Keed as district del egate to the national convention tnd to return his name to the Fifth district caucus which nominated him. The vote was 1,070 to 490, four not voting. It came as the climax to an all-night session of the con vention in which wrangling and filibustering played an important part. Spirited debate preceded the roll oil. The Fifth district delegation (Kansas City and Jackson county) and the St. Louis delegation, with the exception of two wards, cast their ballots against the measure. With the Reed .controversy, which consumed three hours, disposed of, the convention proceeded rapidly with Hi business, confirming the other district delegates and re electing by acclamation Edward F. Goltra of St. Louis to be national committeeman. The convention adjourned sine die at 8:25 o'clock this morning, Senator Denounced. In the debate which preceded the vote Senator Reed was denounced and praised by several speakers. Among those who spoke against him were Frank Curlee and Charles M. Hay, both of St. Louis, and Mrs. W. W. Martin of Cape Girardeau; those appearing in his behalf in cluded Leo Merriweather of St. Louis; Josh Hannon, Kansas City; . 0. L Harvey, Kansas City, the senator's legal partner, and Em met O'Malley, Kansas Ctty. Floyd Jacobs and Colonel E. M. Harber, both of Kansas City, made pleas that he be sent to the convention for the sake of party harmony. "Missouri has suffered long and has been patient, but her hour of vindication has struck," Mr. Curlee aid in opening the debate for the opposition. Pro-German Hint. He declared that "Senator Reed's political offenses antedated his op position, to the League of Nations covenant," and asserted that by his course in the senate daring the I war, the senator "equivocated and gytondoned until he led the country T to wonder whether Missouri was ot more pro-German than pro American.'' The senator, he said, condoned the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine, and after the r broke out opposed measures designed to wn the war. "While I was in the United States army," he said, "Senator Seed was in Washington opposing the food control act upon which I depended for food." "Hate for 111." Discussing Senator Reed's oppo sition to the League of Nations covenant, he declared that "he had only hate for the president, hate tor England, hate for humanity, Mte for everyqpe but the follow er of this august personage." "Today," he said in conclusion, The dispatches will carry to the f corners of the world the fact that Missouri is pure and patriotic Md that her tyrant traducer 'has h dethroned." Mr. Har? discussed the senator's opposition to the League of Na "wm and declared that, -it h had erted his efforts toward ratifica- tirm a u- . .... . tT, 01 tlle tenant instead of op- fwng it, the league would be a act today." Opposed by Women. "Do you want this man to rep you at the national conven er he asked. "The most diffi witproblem the newly enfranchis es Democratic women voters have " Mplaining Senator Reed," de 2"f Mrs. Martin. "We -an't ex- (Continued on page six). PACKERAGENTS HELD TO TRIAL AS PROFITEERS c Tk. Ajril 23. Indictments j rth," "meeting in meats were . ''aimed todav bv a fcnVmi mnd v cu B'ookryn, against the Chi- Packing houses of Armour & ' it Co, and Wilson & Co., Hs. I representatives here. euTt. Ca We indicted on four ted!. AnnHlr & Co., on three, Th?" & Co., on one. Uioo ren.were aigned and the itZ . ' whicn they and tneir d. now under, were contin- Th. i-. 'uaictments were found on "Plaints by agents of the depart ' stL. ( Justice wht hae been in . "gating alleged profiteering several vi .vae Explorer Amundsen is Found on Retiring Sea After 2-Year Silence Nome, Alaska, April 23. (By the Associated Press.) Captain Roald Amundsen, discoverer of the South Pole, has arrived at Anadir, a trad ing post of the Behring Sea, East ern Siberia, according: to a wire less message from Anadir received here last night. (Christiania dispatches of March 26, last, reported Captain Amund sen had left his ship, the Maude, with two men on a new dash for the North Pole.) Missing 19 Months. For more than 19 months the silences of Polar seas have shroud ed the vessel that bore Roald Amundsen and his shipmates in their North Pole venture. Amundsen's vessel, the Maude, took on oil at Dixson island, in the White sea, about Sept 1, 1918, and soon after sailed off to the north east through the Arctic. It was the explorer s plan to drive the ship as far northward as he could, then to lodge her in the ice and permit her to be dragged along with the enormous floes. There is some uncertainty as to the exact point reached by Amund Iowa G. O. p. Candidacy of Lowden Des Moines, Iowa, April 23. Iowa's 26 votes in the Republican national convention in June will be cast for Governor Frank O. Low den of Illinois, for president, lead ers of the party said today. The delegates from the two con gressional districts, who were not instructed when elected yesterday, will vote with the others who were instructed in the caucus and state convention, M. J. Tobin, chairman of the state convention declared. Governor Indorsed. The resolution adopted by the delegates at large read: "The Republicans of Iowa whole heartedly indorse the candidacy of Governor Frank O. Lowdeu of Illi nois for president of the United States. This state knew him in his youth and has watched him in his maturity. It knows' his worth, has PLAN NATIONAL OVERALL DRIVE TO GUT PRICES New York, April 23. A nation wide, continuous drive against profiteering in wearing apparel will be started by the Cheese club at the conclusion of Saturday a overall parade on Broadway, it was an nounced today. The marchers will hold a mass meeting, and effect a permanent organization, with which overall clubs throughout the country will be invited to affiliate. "We are not going to let this thing die with the parade," said Walter J. Kingsley, chairman or the parade committee. "We are going to show those who sneer at us, that the demonstration is neither a fad nor a joke." Los Angeles, Cal., April zs. Dressed in overalls and khaki or in gingham gowns, '100 men and wom en professors of the university of Southern California, attended an "Overalls" banquet in Los Angeles last night and heard President George H. Bovards announce in creases in their salaries. 4 HURT IN MASON CITY TRAIN JUMP ONM.& ST . L. UNE Maswi Citv. Iowa, ADril 23 Four persons were injured, none serious ly when an M. & St. I passenger train left the track four miles sooth of Hampton. Iowa, at 6 a. m. today. local officials staieu. me rajurw are: Arthur Sanford, Mason City, bad ly bruised. C h. Martin. baggageman, reo- ria, 111., small cute and bruises. M. Rosenthaul, Toteao, unio, legs bruised. G. Grundberg, Mason City, Blight ly bruised. All the injured persons were tak en to the office of the company phy sician at Hampton. . FLYER DROWNS IN COLORADO RIVER Vnma Ari.. Anril 23. Lieuten ant C F. Bell, U. S. A., aviator, was drowned when his plane, in wmcn he was attempting to fly under a bridge,, struck a wire and fell into the Colorado river. BILLS HIMSELF SO WIFE MAY BE FREE Walsenbnrg, Col.. April 23. Dr. K. L. Klock. aged 87. killed him self to set free his 19-year-old wife, who he married a year ago. - . sen in Siberia. Anadir is not the name of a town, bat of a river, which rises northwest of Kam chatka and flows eastward, empty ing into the Pacific To reach this river by the sea, he would have been forced to go through Behring Strait, between Siberia and Alaska. Deduction af Trip. There is a Russian trading post known as Anadyrsk located on the Anadir river, about 300 miles from the month ' of the stream, but Amundsen could not reach it by vessel, as is understood in reports. If he should have reached that town, it seems probable he landed from his ship on the northern coast of the continent and made the trip southward by land. The month of the Anadir river is about 3,600 miles east of Dixson is land, where Amnndsen began his long Arctic voyage. Amundsen's purpose was not primarily to reach the North Pole, but to make scientific observations, take surroundings, study the drift of polar ice and collect important data as to oceanic conditions in the far north. - - . Endorses pride in his achievement;, and be lieves in his sound judgment, patri otic purpose, Republican convic tion, and administrative capacity. It is confident that the Republican national convention in nominating him for president will be render ing the best possible service to the people of the United States. Delegates Instructed. "The Republicans of Iowa in con vention assembled, this 22nd day of April,, 1920, hereby instructs its delegates to the Republican na tional convention to be held at Chicago in June, to vote for Gov ernor Frank O. Lowden for presi dent, and to use all honorable means to secure ' his nomination and election." - - - - H. O. Weaver of Wapello is chair man of the Iowa delegation, L. C. Kurtz, Des Moines, treasurer, and Fred Davis, Sioux City, secretary. AMERICAN PLAN IS SCANNED AT SAN REMO MEET San Remo,. April 23. The official statement issued after this morn ing's sitting of the supreme coun cil says: "The supreme council at this morning's meeting continued its discussion of the frontiers of Ar menia and of the aid to be given the Armenian state for its forma tion. M. Aharonian, head of the Armenian delegation from the re public of Erivan, was supplied with full explanations. Smyrnia's status, with the assistance of Premier Venizelos (of Greece) was definitely approved. Britain to Recapitulate. San ,, Remo, April 23. Premier Lloyd George of Great Britain would approve of Anglo-French oc cupation of the Ruhr district of Germany in the event the Berlin government should refuse to suit ably live up to the revised terms of the Versailles treaty, says "Per tinax," political editor of the Echo d'Paris. He says intimation to this effect has come through a member of the British premier's suite, for the purpose of overcoming Premier Millerand's opposition to revision of the German treaty. Bar German Envoy. London, April 23. The London Times 'today confirms the Paris re ports of yesterday that Premiers Lloyd George and Nitti had urged that a German representative be summoned to San Remo for the pur pose of revising the treaty of Ver sailles, but that the proposal col lapsed owing to French and Belgian opposition. To this the newspaper adds: "We understand that any attempt to revise the treaty without con sultating the United States will be resented by America,' who will con sider England responsible for any complication that may ensue." . Johnson It Scene. San Remo, April 23. (By The Associated Press.) Robert Under wood Johnson, American ambasador to Italy, arrived this morning to act as observer for the United States during the sittings of the supreme council as instructed by the department at Washington. LATEST NEBRASKA FIGURES JOHNSON PLURALITY 15,021 Lincoln, Neb.. April 23. The plu rality polled by United States Sen ator iliram W. Johnson of Califor nia over Major General Leonard Wood for Republican presidential preference in Tuesday's Nebraska primary has increased to 15.021. according to returns compiled by the Lincoln Daily Star. U. S. Warships Urged For Mexico NAVY CHIEF WITH FLEET TAKES LIFE Rear Admiral Brittain, Admiral Wilson Aide, Kills Self in Cuba. Washington, April 23 Rear Ad miral Carlo B. Brittain, chief of staff for Admiral Henry1 B. Wilson, commander of the Atlantic fleet, committed suicide by shooting him self yesterday while on duty with the fleet in Cuban waters. No Motive Reported. . Admiral Wilson, in advising the navy department of Admiral Brit tain's death, gave no reason for the admiral's act. The body will be brought to the United States on the hospital ship Solace. Admiral Brittain's home was at Richmond, Ky. Was 53 Tears Old. Admiral Brittain was born at Pin evil le, Ky., 53 years ago, and was graduated from the Naval academy in 1S8S. For his services aboard the Newark in the battle of Santiago during the Spanish American war he was awarded the Sampson medal. Bear Admiral Six Years. From 1900 to 1903 he was sta tioned in the Philippines and from 1905 to 1907 he was cn the staff of the commander of the North Atlan tic fleet. He was made a rear ad miral in 1914. CHICAGO LABOR LEADER KILLED; TRACE SUSPECT Chicago. April 23. Maclay Hoyne, state's attorney, announced early today he had gained information which would result in the arrest of the unidentified man who yesterday shot and killed Edward Coleman, head of the . Chicago Teamsters' district council, in a new outbreak of Chicago's labor warfare. Two members of the teamsters' council, "Mickey" Norris nd John Haley, named by Coleman as en emies before he died, were being held. Police officials attributed the shooting to a factional fight among leaders of the teamsters' organ ization. KANSAS CITY STAR SUED FOR $2,500,000 Kansas City, April 23. Suit for $2,500,000 was filed yesterday against the Kansas City Star, by Dr. B. C. Clark Hyde, tried three times in connection with the death of Thomas H. Swope, millionaire. HOLD MEXICAN FOR TRYING TO SPIRIT woman into u. s. rinnirlas Arir Anril 23. IenaciO Pesqneira, chief justice of the Mex ico supreme court, said to have been appointed military governor of Sonora, was arrested by United States officers as he stepped off a train here today. A woman, said to have been brought here by Pes qneira from Mexico, was detained. Pesqueira's arrest was said to be in connection with bringing the woman into the United States and transporting her here from Laredo, TTa Pesnueira is married and one of his sons, Roberto Pesqneira, was financial agent ior me tar ranza government at El Paso. CHAPLAIN SCHOOL FOR CAMP GRANT Washington, April 23. A school for army chaplains will be opened soon at Camp Grant, 111., the war department announced today. Tbe first class of 15 students will be gin their studies May 15. CENSUS REPORTS. (By United PreM.) Washington. April 23. The cen sus bureau today announced the following 1920 population figures: Springfield, Ohio, 60,840. Homestead. Pa., 20,452. Fergus Falls, Minn., 7,581. Watertown, Wis., 9,299. Webster City, Iowa, 5,657. Increases since 1910: Springfield, 13,919 or 29.7; Home- 1 stead. 1,739 or 9.3; Fergus Falls, 694 or 10.1; Watertown, 470 or 5.3; '.Webster City, 443 or 8.S. GA1LLAUX GETS 3 YEARS, WITH MONTH 111 JAIL French Court Cuts Time Since Ar ; rest of Former Premier far War Misdeeds. BULLETIN. Paris,. April 23. The sen. tenee decided upon by the high court far former Premier raillaux, H was learned this afternoon besides three years' imprisonment and payment of the costs of the trial, includes banishment for five years and loss of rivie rights for 10 , years. Paris, April 23. Sentence of three years' imprisonment was im posed today upon former Premier Joseph Caillaux, convicted by the high court yesterday of commerce and correspondence with the en emy. The time during which he was under arrest will be deducted, however, leaving him but one month to serve. The ex-premier was sentenced also to pay the cost of the trial: Loses Bight to Tote. One feature of the penalty which will be inflicted upon Caillaux will be loss of his right to vote and eligibility to hold public office. This was decided by the senate, sit tfng as a high court, when it re sumed its sessions behind closed doors at 10:30 o'clock this morning to discuss the text of the verdict It was agreed that he should not lose his other civic rights. "They offered to make me the most popular corpse in France," said Mr. Caillaux to Maitre Moutet of his counsel, when the attorney rat formed him last night of the ver dL:t&f the high court ' Do 5u -think that for a moment I have entertained the slightest il lusion T Mr.. Caillaux asked his counsel when the latter condoled with him over the fear that the sentence would be one of banish ment' ' ' Unmoved by Sentence. M. Caillaux received the news of his conviction stolidly, showing less temper than at any time since tbe trial began. That the contest is not over and that M. Caillaux's friends in the high court are fight ing to the bitter end was shown this morning, when after a two hours' session the court failed to agree on the text of the verdict to be read to M. Caillaux, rejecting the text presented by the investiga tion commission of the senate as too severe. Article 78 of the military code, under which M. Caillaux was con victed, dates back to 1808. and was aimed especially at French busi ness men guilty of correspondence with British brokers during the continental blockade and giving them stock exchange figures and other information. . M. Caillaux's plans have not been made public, but it is learned on good authority that if he is sen tenced to banishment for any length of time, he will proceed to South America. AVERAGE WAGE OF PASTORS $937 YEAR Chicago, April 23. The average annual salarv of American minis ters is $937 and more than half re ceive less than the minimum work man's wage, a survey Dy trie mter church world movement reveals, R. D. Jenkins, Chicago director, announced today. Ii9 than nne ner cent of the clergy in the United States have a yearly income of more tnan ?3,uou, he said the survey showed. ARLINGTON GRAVES FOR SOLDIER DEAD Washington, April 23. Burial services for 19 soldiers, whose bod ies recently were brought back from' overseas, will be held at Ar lington this afternoon with the usual" military honors. Tbe bodies will be interred in the European section of the cemetery. WHEAT DIRECTOR ' FETED AT FEAST New York, April 23 A testimon ial dinner was tendered Julius H. Barnes, United States wheat direc tor, bjf 1,100 business men of the country. "YUMA ELD" GETS TERM FOR MURDER ChicagoApril 23. Richard Puts, the "Yuma Kid," aged 16 years, was sentenced to prison for 14 years this morning for the murder of J. F. Borchman, 65, a haberdasher's clerk. j Puts asked for a pair of socks in the store where the clerk was em ployed. He offered a dime in pay ment, and was told the price was 25 cents. -The boy drew a revolver and killed the clerk. AMERICAN INTERESTS BACK PLEA Requests to Protect U. S. Interests Come From 3 Sea Coast Points. Washington, April 2S Amer ican government representa tives in .Mexico have asked for dispatch of warships to that country to protect American citizens and their property. . Tbe request came from Ma xatian and Topoipbanipo on the Haeitlc coast and Frontera, nn the tinlf coast Officials of the state, war and navy depart ments are investigating the re quests, explaining that in times of disturbances n the southern republic it is not unusual to receive requests for warships when there is no need for them. Details as to tbe requests of the, American agents were not made! public Advices today said that! 250 Mexican federal troons with two cannon had arrived at Mazat lan, but there have been no reports of disturbances there or at the other two ports. Ferment Grows Acute, Other reports received today, However, indicated a growing fer ment which was described as rap idly, approaching an acute stage, and it was said that it was clear that communication with various points in Mexico was being inter fered with. Advices received here today by General Salvador Alvaradb, repre sentative of Sonora, said that Co lonel Rodolfo Gall egos defeated a Carranzista force under General Rosalia Roderiguez at Linares and that the federals retreated toward Monterey. . It was also said that Carranza had ordered a general conference of governors at Monterey. INDIAN ALLIES OF CARRANZA JOIN REVOLT Agua Prieta, Senora, April 23. (Mexican.) More than 1,000 Mayo Indians, veterans of tbe last revo lution in Mexico which put Presi dent Carranza in power, are en Toute here to join as many more Yaqui and Mayo Indians already in this district in the attempt of Sonora to overthrow the Mexican president, it was said at military headquarters today. The vanguard of the Carranza troops that are ex pected to attack Sonora from Chi huahua, last night were encamped at Ojitos, Chihuahua, according to telegraphic information received here. No attempt yet has been made to force a way through- the mountains. Passports issued to American citizens and vised by Carranza con suls are not being accepted by I Sonora immigration officials. General Calles announced he would issue a manifesto today con cerning the Sonora revolution and its aims. POLICE DISPERSE NEGRO ATTACKERS AT INDIANAPOLIS Indianapolis. Ind., April 23. In dianapolis was quiet today follow ing riotous scenes last night when the police dispersed a mob of more than 2,000 persons bent upon lynching William Ray, colored, who is alleged to have confessed to the murder of Martha Huff, a young white girl. One person was shot in an ex change of shots in the vicinity of the Marion county jail, where Ray is confined, and the police made 15 arrests. UNDER SECRETARY OF IRELAND QUITS London, April 23. Sir John Tay lor, under secretary in the Irish administration, will resign as a part Of the new government pol icy toward Ireland, says the Daily Sketch. . AIR CHLEFS PLAN FLIGHT TO DAYTON Washington, April 23. Brigadier General William Mitchell and five other officers of the army air serv ice will leave Washington tomor row morning to fly to Dayton, Ohio.!, BETTER LABOR OUTLOOK THAN SINCE THE WAR Little Real Radicalism and Cause of Discon tent Being Removed. BT DATED LAWBEKCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C April 23. Labor conditions throughout the United States present a more hope ful prospect today than they have since the close of the war. The number of major strikes has been reduced to a few. While there are many minor strikes and while there is an undercurrent of unrest the outlook is distinctly satisfac tory to government officials. There is a difference of opinion as to what broke the so-called "outlaw" strike on the railroads, but everybody is agreed that it is petering out. Attorney General Palmer -naturally believes the ex pose of the radicalism - alleged to be behind ' the railway strike did the trick. Others think the quiet work of trained conciliators em ployed by the government together with the establishment of the rail road labor board helped send the strikers back to work. Certainly, the evidence gathered by the folks at the department of labor would seem to indicate that dissatisfaction with the cost of living as well as a feeling that the brotherhood officers were too slow in pushing the wage demands bad more to do with the Btrike than radicalism or even the activity of the L W. W. It is admitted at the department of labor that the I. W. W.s have made use of the oppor tunity to agitate for the "one big union," but that in itself has not yet been declared illegal. Trouble Within Fnions. Investigation of the causes of the railroad strike is proceeding and it is interesting to find that the in formation gathered at the depart ment of labor emphasizes internal troubles in the railway brother hoods as well as the cost of living. It is reported . for instance that many of the railroad men have been dissatisfied with Vv. u. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, and that the strike is an attack on his leader ship. Some representatives would seem to indicate resentment over Mr. Lee's alleged activity or support (Continued on page four). FARM HELP SCARCE MEREDITH WARNING Washington, April 23. A shorU age of farm labor which will be as acute as that of 1918 threatens to curtail food production on Ameri can farms. Secretary of Agricul ture Meredith said today in an ap peal to business men and college students to spend their vacations working on farms, particularly as helpers in harvest fields. The supply of farm labor is only' 72 per cent of normal, reports to tbe department indicate. MT. VERNON SHRINE VISITED BY D. A. R. Washington, April 23. A pil grimage to Mount Vernon to place wreaths on the tombs of George and Martha Washington was the chief event on the program for to day's session of the continental congress of the Daughters of tbe American Revolution. Tbe election of Mrs. George May nard Minor as president general, and the other national officers, was announced late last night. TRADE KINGS OUT TO BOOST BUYING Chicago. April 23. A delegation of ;0 Chicago business men headed by Wyllys Baird. president of the Chicago Association of Commerce, will start on a 4,000-mile trade ex tension trip to the Pacific coast on May 1, it was announced today. The Weather Generally fair tonight and Satur day; somewhat warmer Saturday. Highest temperature yesterday, 68; lowest last night, 43. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 17 miles. Precipitation in 24 hours, .08 inches. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp... 56 . 44 43 Wet bulb temp... 48 4.1 41 Rel. humidity ...s4 91 85 Daily River Bulletin. Chang Stage. 24 hrs. Red Wing 5.8 ... La Crosse ; 7.4 0.3 Dubuque 11.5 . 0.3 Clinton 11.9 0-3 LeClaire Rock Island ....11.3 8.2 Muscatine ........ 12.S 0.3 Biver Forecast Slowly falling stages in the Mis sissippi will continue from below Dubuque to Muscatine till heavy rains occur. J. M.SKER1ER, Meteorologist. DEFEAT IS ADMITTED BY 6RUNAU Cannot Fight U. S., Strike Chief Says Will Urge Break at Once. BIJL1ETT5. Chicago, April 83-Striking . railroadws meeting here this afternoon adjourned without taking action toward calling oil the "outlaw strike. Adjournment was taken when it developed (hat railroad man agers had ignored an invitation to attend and discuss the men's demands. The managers have refused to treat with tbe "out laws, as all were members of the established brotherhoods with which the roads have con tracts. Xew York, April 2S.- Rail mad managers today flatly re fused a direct appeal of the. strikers in the New York dis trict that they be restored to duty with full seniority rights aad the strike be settled "in the public interest," Chicago, April 23. Striking switchmen and enginemen met to-' day at the call of insurgent union officials in another attempt to bring about a settlement of the un-, authorized walkout tn the Chicago district. Admitting defeat of the outlaw movement, John Grunan, president of the Chicago Yardmen's associa tion, said he would advise-the men to return to work. "We conld fight the railway brotherhoods and the railroad of ficials," said Grunau, "but we can not fight tbe government So far as our immediate demands for wage increases are concerned the strike has been a failure." Grunau declared, however, the fight for permanent maintenance of the insurgent unions would bo carried on. C. S. Spurns Parley. Federal officials, including Judge K. M. Landis, declined invitations to be present at the mass meeting. "The government will not parley i with the strikers," said Henry S.i Mitchell, special assistant to the United States attorney general. Return of additional strikers,, railroad officials said, brought; freight movement in Chicago to 80 ; per cent of normal. Elsewhere throughout the west to the Pacific i coast freight traffic was reported! returning to normal. ew Order Planned. Washington. April 23. Forma-! tion of a new national organlza-t - tion of railroad men baa been un-j dertaken by representatives here of i the striking switchmen in Chicago, j New York, Cleveland, St. Louis and j other cities. R. J. Mitchell of Chi-1 cago, today said efforts would boi made to enroll workers in all rail-1 road crafts both in the United! States and Canada. Final organization can not be i - effected. Mr. Mitchell said, "until! the plan has been referred to the local organization." He estimated that the membership would be 75. 000 at the start and said contracts. with the railroad would be sought. Represents 4.1,000. ( J. P. Foley of the Cleveland Yardmen's association, said tba committee now in Washington rep resented 41,000 men in the newly organized organizations and that ' elections for a grand lodge would be held in November. Spokesmen for the New York and New Jersey strikers declared they would affiliate with the new organi zation. Meantime, the representatives of the strikers have perfected a working agreement under which they will unite in an effort to get their case before the railroad labor board. Leaders Face Arrest. Cleveland. Ohio, April 23. Im mediate arrest of railroad strike leaders in Cleveland unless they ordered swachmen to return to work by tomorrow morning was threatened by federal agents today. The warning was given to F. J. O'Rourke, president of the Cle-. land Yardmen's association by John Sawken, of the department of Jus tics, Just before the executive com mittee of the association met at noon. ' ' . ' ' : ' ,1 : CIVIL WAR VETS GET MORE PENSION (Washington, April 23. The house bill increasing pensions of Civil war veterans to $50 monthly and thoee of the widows of veterans to $30 monthly was passed today by the senate and now goes to con ference. The increases were pro vided to meet the rising costs ot living. --