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AND DAILY UNION.
rnjfTH YEAH NO. S37.
THURSDAY OCTOBER, 14, 1920 EIGHTEEN PAGES.
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ffJIR FIHiS .Tiweii:
TMIT fltJD IS IIDItLED
TO DEATH AT SILVIS SHOP
jjrtnce Ross, Tinhmith
Edper; Killed in 65-
Foot Fall.
"Larry' Ross. 'aged 21
M25 Twenty-fourth-and-a-if
itreet this city, was fatally In-
j g;30 this morning when he
fait through the sky-light to the
toot below a distance of 65 feet, in
MM theluildings at the Rock Is
liaj shops in Silvia. . Ross was
Aim bp oy leuow wur&eis. j
ii.l hot in me v raiuuirs uitu
r , J. i. ,v,ch ih. hi.
"I wnr h dfed'of
emaiuott "
cenditlon became worse.
MON amouianu rBav.uCu
dt institution. ; 1 f
d. had Iimh u'nrklni 18 1 til-lu
i
ThTper at the Rock .g&"fT that all but three of 13
ibopi for the last year anda half. Hgia county. Texas. The blai.e 1 murderers have slipped their neck
Hi u working on the, roof of the
lurhin shop this morning, when
t fell through the skylight. As he
ported alone, no one was able to
jr wbethere slipped on the wet
ISO! SDa ieil lUllf lilts moa
.Mhcr be accidentally
sk1nto the window.
; 1 j FeU Directly to Floor.
Hi tell to the floor below, his
! Mr striking nothing in the fall,
is X-ray picture take'n at the hos
pital revealed that he buttered a
tndnrcd arm anil internal injuries.
4. 1- nl,AB. t J?rt UAV will ha I
Zs" I -vww nZZ. ":il.00.000 Cameron, Texas, fire wasJ
iu. ui ....... .
dtjr, where the body
Coroner John Maherry
was taken,
will con
duct the inquest.
Son was a young man who .had
lived in the city but a few years.
Me U mryived by. his wife, Mrs.
.Ntttil Ross, his parents in Kansas
Chy: and his parents-in-law, with
thorn he made his home.
No one else was injured by . the
tilling glass. Fellow workers ou
the floor below , had heard no erf
bom Rots and did not know tHat
lirthini was happening until the
trtth Came. ' " .
BGHERVILL
DIVORCE WIFE
Baptist Sinister at Lowell, Xlch
Says Spouse Is
"8otlpj.
Crtnd taplds. Mich., Oct. 14,
(United Press.) The Rev.; Vincent
C. Webb, pastor of the Lowell,
Hich., Baptist church, has. started
wit ror divorce against Hazel H.
Webb. ,
He charges she is too gossipy,
M14 false stories about him to his
xopegation and caused him to re
alm hla pastorate at Alto. When
ny resinned ber stories at Lowell
MVMded, to get a divorce, Webb
U. They have three children.
PRELATESMAKE
.COOK BISHOP
Baltimore, Md., Oct 14. (United !
'"M-ihe Rev. Dr. Philip Cook
secrated bishop of Dela-
J here today in the Protestant
WPal Church of St. Michael
All Angel, of which be has been
K"or- Bishop Daniel 8. Tuttle ot
thepresiding bishop of
""otestant Episcopal. Church,
EH? iohl I Gardner Murray of
jina and Bishop Frederick F.
01 Georgia were the conse-
t ,The ceremony was attend-
5ja larva -A , .
Schtthe Pr0Ve8Unt
jtEnGUE DAY"
: nil. in n a i iii
; run VlrililMA
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hmond. Va. Oct. 14.-Covl
to tt. . 18 today issu, n PPel
m We hnnlA . ... . .
UM. o'1"" UI Virginia to set
Vu I' 0ci 24- "League
Uw iZZ 1 uar ror "a 8tdy '
a 5" C0Tenant," so that they
b- "Ja uch an important aub
SSjWt.with intellig,c and pa-tJT-
" as understood that
th fr,nior ,sued bis appeal at
2tteSt of the Leagvfc of Na
. wy committee. .
tuZinl in.es' Iow- Oct 14.-U-idlp
fJhe "e ot tie Asso
B,. king v company among
art "wkholdera was or-
?"f Nevada. sitUng in the PoU
Cn. 'Wet court to determine
- Of the comnaar .
NIGHT RIDERS
STILL BURNING
. SOUTHERN GINS
Many Warnings Posted in
; Various Localities
Only One Arrest, v
3 I
Dallas, Texas, Oct. 14. (United
Presa Althoueh atate and federal
authorities had made but one arrest
in connection with the alleged in-
otndiarism, "night riders' " activi-,
ties in the south wherein cotton'
. y J' A,
- .
irom proaucing cotton unui price
the product goes up. had halted
temooraril?. at least, insofar as
actual burnings were concerned to-;
- - were" oncerned l0J
i'. . '
twpnrrpil MnnilAV nts-ht.
the owner. Williain Holdrich, fail-:lUB
ing to report it for fear of further
reprisals, authorities said.
Holdrich said he "knew" night
.irior. .nni..n,i. w rtirin t
stepped ,pr0(iUCe any evidence, to this effect I
Warnings thatins will be burn-,"1 . ". v w "6-
ed continued to be posted in the!in8 sentenced; which served as
region of terrorism-, however. . warnings to the gunmen.
Warnings were repotted from Olila- ??n 8nien. who are
homa; the first in that sute, and watching these cases carefully, note
gins were heayiry guarded. e final result of the sentences
. federal authorities at San An- may 1)8 fleeted to smile at
tonio today said they believed the! tbe , ',fw and De8,n murdering
. ,h! 'not of incendiary origin; They
.virf-p If , atartoH from
spontaneous combustion, however,
and other officials held a different
view.-
State and federal authorities con
tinued , their investigations.' today
but were hampered by secrecy with
which gins were fired. . ...
- .-Feared U Beport Fir ,
Houston, Texas, Oct. 14. (United
Press.) A cotton gin belonging to
William Holdrich burnetl Monday
night at. Huffsmith, Harris county,
but authorities did not learn of it
until late last night, they an
nounced today. .
The sheriff's office said Holdrich
declared the fire . was caused by
"night riders
but he produced no ,
evidence.
Ihey believed failure to
( Bre was caused by fear
report the
of reprisal from the alleged incen
diarists? The lass was about $9,000.
: Post Warning, j
lunaTU, w r . . , . ... . a i . . ....it.;.. ,
Press".) Cotton gins here today are
under guard following posting by I
"night riders'Nif notices on farms f
not to pick cotton until the price
goes up. ..
BURGLARS SLUG
IOWA SURGEON
Dr. McCarthy Escapes by Jumping
From Second Story of Blaz
ing Home.
. Des Mpine's, Iowa, Oct. 14. Slug
ged unconscious by burglars who
ransacked and then set fire to his
palatial home here. Dr. Wilton Mc
Carthy, prominent surgeon, aroused
from his stupor by' the crackle of
flames, escaped by Jumping from
tbe second story ot the blazing res
idence about 9: IS last night
There is no clue to identify the
assailants, police believing ' the
bandits, to make sure of complete
destruction set fire to the house in
three places. The damage was esti
mated at between $15,000 and S20,
000. . -
COCCHI MURDER
TRIAL TO OPEN
Alleged Slayer of Ruth Cmeger to
Face Jury Oct. S3, at
4 ' Bologna, Italy.
It-
Kew York. Oct 14. (United
Press.) District Attorney Swann
baa been notified by the state de
partment at Washington that the
trial of Alfredo Cocchi for the mur
der of Ruth Crueger in New York
city in 1917. will begin at Bologna.
Italy, Oct 25, it was announced Co
day. Swann barf dispatched OweaW.
Bohan. a. detective, to Italy with
the necessary affidavits and evi
dence to nreaent tbe vase. '
Miaa Crueger was on her way to
skate wun inenos in rwrmry,
1917. .She stopped tn Cocphi'e bi
cycle ahop to 'have her skates
sharpened. The indictment charges
Cocchi assaulted the girl and then
W"ed her, burying her body in hw
cellar. - .
TWO MURDERERS
STRETCH HEMP IN
CHICAGO TODAY
Frank Zagar to Swing
Tomorrow 10 Out of
13 Reprieved.
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Chicago, Oct. 14. Frank' Cam
Dione, conrlcted of implication
In tbe,robbery and murder of a local
saloonkeeper, and James H. Reese,
negro, wljj confessed having killed
his wife with a hatchet, were hung
early this morning.
Chicago,, Oct. 14. Reprieves or
stays of execution for all but three
of the 13 men who had been sen
tenced to hang here today have
been granted by the state nardon
board and today (Tank Campione
and j James Henry Reese. - negro,
awaited .the galiows. Frank Zagar
is under sentence to hang tomor-
row. Campione was convicted of
being a member o the Cardinella
tans which murdered a ft&loon-
keeper during a robbery, and Reese
was found guilty of killing his wife
witn hatchet. Zagar will be hung
fnr itia IrilHncr fit tnrn fanW of Vf-
-,- v., y.tm -jw
",'u"
proveaiuu.e
nier or rouce uarrity. m dis-
cussing the reprieves for 10 of the
In.n.. - .
convictnn men. issued inn Touowmfr
biuu i E uaw iur
, profession. . ,
In my P!n,on tne reduction in
' murders this year, recently made
, the subject of a report by the Chi-
ca8 crime commission, is in part
. Feign Insanity.
Chicago, Oct 14. (United Press.)
'Two men sentenced to be hanged
today for murder, fought by tricks
and device to avoid the trip to the
gallows. ,
Embittered because they with
one other one were the only ones
out of 12 condemned men who did
not receive a stay, reprieve or
commutation, the two men today
feigned insanity, blindness and de
nounced fate.
Frank Campione, Italian, con
victed of murdering an alleged
holdup victim, shut his eyes and
said he had lost his sight He
raved and paced the death fell like
a maniac. Physioians said he was
falrinp Inaanitv JarnK Uann,
Recge akgTo, convicted of slaying
his wife, alternately prayed, cried
and shouted. Reese appeared to be
terror-stricken. -
Arthur E. Haenset, war veteran.
who was to have died today for
the alleged murder of his wife, won
a last minute reprieve. His. case
wil1 De reviewed
HARDING Oil WAY
TO LOUISVILLE
f
Speaks in "Old Kentueiy" Tonight
After Invasion of Ten. '
n en see.
On Board Senator Harding's Spe
cial Train, Oct 14. After his one
day invasion of Tennessee, Senator
Harding was on his way today to
Louisville, Ky., where he is to speak
tonight. The Republican nominee
left Chattanooga late last night
after delivering addresses in the
municipal auditorium and to an
overflow crowd in the' street out
side. In his speeches at Chattanooga
last night Senator Harding assured
h's audiences that a- Republican
victory this fall would mean "the
same policy of .helpful protection
to all American production, north
or south." 'He declared that. sec
tional misunderstanding could ; be
removed by "diversified poliUcs."
The Republican party, the sena
tor added, has no policy for one
section that it does not preach for
all.sections alike. Senator Hard'.ng
will go from Louisville to Indian
apol's. where he will deliver an
i address tomorrow night.
Before returning to his home in
Marion hewUl speak , Saturday
evening in St Louis. ' '
THE I'ICATIICD
MIL ltfLMIllL.il
' Probably showers tonight
and
Friday. Cooler.
Highest yesterday, 82; lowest last
night, 67.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m. 10 miles
per hour. -
Precipitation, none. v
- it m. 7 p.m. 7as
"!' : ' . 'a yoater. yester. toda?
Dry bulb .w... 80 75 7
Wet bulb 4 2
Rel. lnmidity ..41 47 , 65
River stage. 2 feet, no change, m
j last 24 hours.
Klvev Forecast
Nearly stationary stages la the
Mississippi will continue frop be -
(low I
heavy
J-
Dubuque to muscaune unieps,Dui me ccrvuu-y uuu uicw
rains occur.
li. tUUEKIICK. Meteorologist.
GFIAin RISE
WILL CHECK
PRICE FALL
If Hueston Grants Farm
ers' Demands Cost of
: Necessities to Soar.
Chicago, Oct 14. (Cnited Press.)
.That prices of necessities will;
soar to new high figures in case,
favorable governmental action is
taken on demands of farmers in
Washington for lowering Of the
federal reserve board rediscount
rate and expansion of credit was
the prediction of grain men here
today.
'"If the government acts favor
ably on the farmers demands it
will mean high prices again,' said
Howard Jackson, a member of
Jackson Brothers, grain firm. "The
result - would be ' disastrous. It
would check tbe present price de
cline. '
"What farmers are after is to get
the government to fix a price for
wheat It this happened . prices
would rise and the radical move
ment throughout the country would
grow in serength as a result"
'That farmers are losing money
was admitted by grain experts.
This, they said, was due to the
large corn crop which caused prices
to drop below cost of production.
' Will Ask Government Aid.
Washington, Oct 14. (United
Press.) Demands for government
aid in financing marketing of crops,
to save fanners from being ruined
by falling prices, will be put direct
ly to Secretary of the Treasury
Houston today by farmers in na
tional conference here.
"We also shall insist that the
secretary of the treasury desist
from making public statements that
prieee are falling t Chartea8.
Barrett, president of the national
board ot 30 farm organizations
which convened the conference.
"Farmers are not asking special
privileges. We're merely asking
that the government, through the
treasury or tbe federal reserve
bank, make it possible for us to
obtain loans from banks vitally
needed. Bankers fear to loan
money on crops becau: e of the dan
ger of falling prices.. This is a state
of mind resulting from statements
and predictions by government offic
ials that prices are falling." .
The farm officials today also
planned to confer with Secretary of
Agriculture Meredith.
. Barrett said it was ffkely a per
manent committee will be left here
when the national conference ad
Journs to watch the economic sit
nation and work for the agricul
tural interests.
- Sternly Conferrnee.
The national conference was to
haye adjourned last night. It was
held over, however, following a
stormy conference with Governor
Harding ot the federal reserve
board. The fanners demanded the
board lower the discount rate to
enable farmers to obtain loans
more easily and at lower rates of
interest Harding promised that
the needs of tbe farmers would be
given consideration at a meeting
of the governors of all the reserve
banks now being held here.
Following - the conference with
Harding the farmers' groups Issued
statements Intended- to show that
cotton, wheat, milk and tobacco
are now .being sold at prices far
below the costs of production.
. Cheaper Coal for Consumers.
New York, Oct 14. The fair
practice committee of the Northern
West. Virginia xoal operators met
here yesterday to further its plans
of, providing cheaper coal for con
sumera in the operators district.
The northern section of West Vir
ginia has been divided into eight
districts similar to the plan of the
fuel administration during the war.
Coal for domestic and industrial
requirements is furnished at $5 to
$6 a ton.
Attorney General Palmer, in a
telegram, told tbe committee its
efforts in reducing the price of coal
was gratifying, but that it was of
tbe highest importance that the re-
AjUuvituu in prices mus uegun snouia
ne extended so as to include oner
ations in other districts and coal
jfor delivery throughout the coun
try.! He urged the committee' as
well as operators throughout the
country to take such action as will
lighten tbe work ot the department
of justice by reducing the number
ot prosecutions to be instituted for
violations of the Lever act in
charging unreasonable prices.
- . Heuton's Position.
: Secretary Houston Reiterated to
day to representatives of agricul
tural interest in conference, here
that tbe treasury would not be a
party to the withholding of any
commodity from the market in or
der to maintain artificially high
prices.
Spokesmen tor the - delegation
were frank In- their criticism of
I Mr. Houston's j recent statement
: that prices had begun to recede.
I iranaiy - inai bis numirai yi vil
Jarly represented conditions.
IRISH VOTE OF
BAY STATE TO'
BEAT GOV. COX
Belief That League of Na
tions It British Product
j Kills Governor's Hope
BY DAVID LAWRENCE.
. (Special to The Argus.)
Boston, Mass, Oct 14. Throat
trouble has been an unfortunate
handicap to many a campaign
speaker, but none seems to have
developed a case exactly like that
of Senator David Walsh of Massa
chusetts. He didn't become speech-
4a, ...... 11 . . . .
I 6cucioiij we case, oy
uiucH.ujj open air meetings, no.
ne grew inarticulate when he read
that Governor Cox of Ohio has em
braced the League of Nations in
theWilsonian sense after the mem
orable meeting at the White House.
The senator "engineered the Mas
sachusetts delegation at the Demo
cratic national convention and help
ed nominate Cox; shortly after
wards he went to Dayton and after
a long talk with the nomlnge ex
pressed the view that the governor
was all right on the league issue.
But the visit to the White House,
and the subsequent speeches by
Governor Cox made it difficult for
Senator Walsh to follow the new
standard bearer of the party with
out jeopardizing his position in the
Democracy of Massachusetts, which j speech as assuming that the repri
is nine-tenths of Irish birth or de- sals bave been confined to the
seem ana oeneves mat tne Lieague ' snouting oy ponce oi Loose reason
of Nations is a British product and ably suspected of an intention to
that even if article 10 were cut
out it would still be of benefit to
Great Britain. Indeed, the basic
objection of tbe Irish to the league
Is that it associates the United
States with England, and if the
Irish had their way there would,
not be any dealing with Britain,
diplomatic or otherwise, until the
Irish republic were recognized.
Walsh Has "Throat Trouble.
So Senator Walsh developed a
nu nf thrnat tmnhla anil tiaci nnt
been heard from in the national
campaign since his trip to Dayton
Ohio. And the Democratic party! In
Massachusetts has gone over al
most wholly to the Republican
camp and will vote for Senator
Harding for president - Naturally
(Continued on Page Five.)
M ACSW1NEY HAS
GOOD N.GHT BUT
MIND FAILS HIMj
Mayor Does Not Respond
Alertly to Messages of
Relatives.
London. Oct 14. Terence Mac
Swiney, lord, mayor of Cork, passed
a fairly good night but was reported
by his doctor this morning as ex
tremely weak, says the bulletin on crush any disturbing force in Ire
the lord mayor's condition issued j iand was -promised today by Sir Ha-
at noon today by tho Irish Self-De-
termination league. This is tne
63rd day of the lord mayor's hunger
strike. !
Cloud Settles.
London, Oct 14. (United Press).
A cloud seems to have settled
over the mind of Lord Mayor Mac-
Swiney in Brixton prison, relatives , many thousands as are deemed nec
sald today. He failed to respond essary to end terrorism and murder,
so alertly to the messages theyne Baio.
carried, they said. MacSwiney be
gan his 63rd day of hunger striking
today.
BURGLARS BLOW
NEWARK VAULT
Contents of 7 Safe Deposit Boxes
Are Secured By
Thieves.
Aurora, Til.,' Oct" 14. Robbers
early this morning broke Into the
Farmers' State Bank at Newark, 111.,
blew off the vault door and carried
away the contents of 75 safety de
posit boxes.
COX ENDORSED
BY OHIO LABOR
Dayton. Ohio. Oct 14. The Ohio
State Federation of Labor in ses-
sion here today, endorsed Governor
James M. Cox. the Democratic can -
didate for president -Among ether
resolutions adopted were one op-
posing the Kansas industrial court!
plan and one favoring Irish free
dom. ...
POLICE FOLLOW
DYNAMITE CLUE
ha fount, uinaii ift ' in nn.
lie. boat tn inveatirate a renort
headonarters that 600 sticks of
dynamite bad been found on a small j suicide club at Mont Carlo Is as dent of the University of Minne
island near Mariner's harbor. Sta-: innocent and inocuous as a church I sota. was inaugurated president of
ites Island.
DENOUNCES
REPRISALS
IN IRELAND
Lord Robert Cecile Joins
Viscount Grey inDe-i
mand for Judgment.
London, Oct 13. Denunciation ot
the government's Irish policy by the
liberal forces of the country repre
sented by the recent statements of
Viscount Grey, former Premier As
quith and Viscount Morley, seems
likely to grow into a formidable
movement
The latest recruit is Lord Robert
Cecile, one of the most respected of
the unionist leaders, who has join
ed Viscount Grey in .a letter to the
press calling for an investigation
by a constitutional tribunal as to
whether the government is respon
sible for the reprisals.
The letter begins by referring to
Premier Lloyd George's Carnarvon
attack them or who had been in
controvertibly guilty ot the murder
of their fellows. It proceeds:
"That is a very incomplete ac
count of the reprisals as reported
in the press. It is alleged on ap
parently overwhelming evidence
that the armed forces of the crown
have for months past systemati
cally burned or destroyed buildings
or other property in towns, villages
and on farms in Ireland ; that they
have fired rifles and thrown bombs
V"
killing and wounding
the inhabitants and driven women
and children of all ages and in all
conditions of health in terror to the
fields and mountains.
Sot Confined to Guilty.
"These acts undoubtedly were
committed in -iswUfcaje w "horrible
outrages perpetrated -In the dis
tricts concerned, but they have not
been confined to the Individuals
who have been guilty of such out
rages. On the contrary, the vio
lins have included protestants and
u
unionists who used to be the bitter
opponents of the Sinn Fein.
"It is further alleged that the
policy which produced these re
sults was sanctioned by the minis
ters of the crown, including the
prime minister himself. These are
grave charges and . require full,
open and immediate investigation
by a constitutional tribunal."
Will End Terrorism.
Dublin. Oct 14. (United Press).
A constabulary large enough to
n,ar Greenwood, chief secretary for
. Ireland.
Greenwood said a systemof spe
cial constabulary similar to that in
England will be established under
the control of the royal Irish con
stabulary. The force will be increased by as
Expects Release.
Cork. Ireland, Oct 13 A letter
was received today by Mrs. Thomas
Griffin, wife of a wardon of Cork
jail, who was kidnaped while on
his way home last Sunday after
noon, saying that Griffin- was being
j well treated by his captors and that
he expected to be released in a few
days. ,'..,
NO GAMBLING IN
GRAIN FUTURES
(.Senator Capper Praftlnt; Bill
to
-Put Dea of Thieves Out
of Business.''
Smith Center. Kan., Oct 14.
(United Press.) "Gambling in
grain futures" will be prohibited if
a bill drafted by Senator Arthur
Capper passes the next congress.
Declaring the grain gamblers
are double crossing both producer
and consumer, running down the
price until the farmer is forced to
sell and then running up the cost
to the buying public. Capper told in
i audience here he had drawn a bill
'"to put this den ot thieves out of
business.
Capper said the war had proven
tbe country could get along with-
- , out trading in grain futures, and
j pointed out .that the United States
finds no trading - necessary for
handling beef products, hay or oth
er commodities.
The Kansas junior senator In
sisted the general public only re
ceived one more ounce of bread In
the loaf at the old price as a result Armenian territory in force accord
of a loss of nearly a billloB dollars ; ?g to advices reaching the sute
t -hoot farmer, caused hv "ram-, department through official c bau
bling in futures."
Capper said "grain gamblers have
!mu. the exchanM buildlna in Chi
made the exchange building in Chi
at'eaco the world's greatest gamblme
! house. By comparison Europe's
bazar." -
PREMIERS MAKE
COMPROMISE ON
REPARATIONS
Amount of German In
demnity to Be Fixed
At Brussels-Meet
Paris, Oct 14. Abandonment by
the reparations commission ot the
t task assigned to it by the treaty of
Versailles is the principal feature
ot the compromise adopted during
the conference between Premiers
Delacroix and Lloyd George of Bel
gium and Great Britain, says the
Petit Parisien. '
The commission was charged
with the work of fixing the amount
of the German indemnity and the
matter of payment but in future.
tbe newspaper says, it probably
win sit only in a consultative ca
pacity.
Exchange ot views, relative to
reparations continue between Eng-
land, France and Belgium, it is
said, and Premier Lloyd George
persists in the belief that the Ger
mans will carry out more willing
ly an agreement in which they have
had a share in framing. Fiance
and Belgium, it is indicated, have
acceded to this view, and Germans
will probably be admitted at the
proposed Brussels conference.
FORGING CHAIN
FOR WANDERER
Stale Adduces Evidence Against
Alleged Chicago WifeMur.
derer.
Chicago, Oct. 14. The state to
day began forging the chain of evi
dence expected to prove that Carl
O. Wanderer, former army officer,
had possession of the gun with
which be claimed a "ragged strang
er" killed Mrs. Wanderer in an al
leged holdup last July.
Wanderer later confessed to po
lice that he had hired the "poor
bum" to stage a fake holdup, and
then had kitted him, Mrs.' Wanderer-
and her unborn child because
he wanted to be free from marital
bonds and reenter the army.
Peter H. Hoffman, railed as a
witness today, testified tbat the gun
bai been sold by htm to Fred Wan
derer, a cousin of Carl, three years
ago. Fred Wanderer, to be called
later, is expected to repeat a state-
mem ue inaue iu puuee iuul i.an ,
bad "borrowed" tbe gun- from him
the night before the shooting.
Beat Head on floor.
J. Williams, a resident in the
apartment bouse where the Wan
derers lived, testified that he heard
the shots, and when he reached
the scene Wanderer was kneeling
over the unconscious stranger,
beating bis bead on the cement
floor.
Policemen called by Williams
testified tbat tbe victim was so
badly Ibeaten he died without mak
ing a statement
Mrs. Eugenia Johnson, mother-in-law
of Wanderer, who vesterday
told the jury of her daughter's mar
ried life and death, was an atten
tive spectator in court today.
The state announced at the morn
ing session that Miss Julia Schmidt
a 16-year-old girl, would he called
tomorrow to testify that Wanderer
had courted her following bis mar
riage and had posed as a single
man. She also made a statement
tha t Wanderer bad sought her
company again within a week after
his wife's death.
WILL STABILIZE
CHICAGO COAL
Sine Operators and Retailers Agree
To Take Profit of Less Than
, $1 Per Ton.
Chicago, Oct 14. (United Press)
Stana ctntklliTA f hft rnol ait iia.
tion in Chicago were taken at a con- Washington, Oct. 14. Pros der.t
ference of mine operators and re-!W!1n intervened today to save
tailers in the office of United States 1 trom Sow Josephine Perry,
District Attornev CharlM civn tn.', TOun degress, who was under
day.
. " I
A rjrofit of less than XI a ton Mr I
M,i .
sis? r; ' siTrsrs,'
proai wui e prvsecmen. -iyneith9 DutrcS Qf Columbu ,lnCe the
... V a, . , .... .
A list of firms and individuals
now demanding coal will be fur-
tlicKaMl hv tha Votaila Jt tha mitlA 1
j operators and the requests will be
fl,Ied tmmediatelv. Clvne sold the!
cause for worry. -
Mine operators from Indiana and
Illinois attended tbe conference.
DBITE ON KABSA.
Washington. Oct 14. Turkish
armies operating toward Olti, Bar
das and Karakurt have started a
drive on Karsa after crossing into
nels.
- 1 EfArGURATE PBESIDE5T.
Ann Arbor, Mick- Oct 14. Dr.
! Marion Leroy Burton, former presi-
be University ot Michigan today.
THOUSANDS
OF L11ER
LEAVE PITS
Industrial Crisis Looms--Men
Bitter Agatafr
: Government -
. London, Oct 14. The coal min
ers' delegates at a meeting this
morning in connection with the
crisis resulting from the miners1
rejection of the owners' wage pro
do sals decided that the notices of a
strike, given some time ago. should
expire Saturday.
This means that the long threat
ened coal mining strike will begin
next Monday unless there is some
new intervention to prevent It' i
The official figure of the ballot
taken by the miners to decide upon
acceptance or rejection of tbe basis
line, of production offered by .the
owners beyond which an increase
qf wages would be granted, waa giv
eo out today as follows:
For acceptance. 181.428. ' '.
Against acceptance, 635.098. .
It was decided to send the result
of the ballot and the conference's
decision to Premier Lloyd George.
London, Oct 14. The minors'
conference adjourned at mid-after
noon without receiving any - o
munlration from the government
The delegates will meet again to
morrow to make final arrangements
tor the, strike.
The triple alliance the railway
men. transport workers and min
ers probably will meet immediate
ly and it is expected either the al
liance or some other trade union
will make efforts to set up media
tion machinery.
The action of the miners came as
a great surprise, as it was gener
ally anticipated tbat they would
again suspend the strike notices .
Jaelatr Crisis.
The United Kingdom today was
faced with perhaps the most omin
ous industrial crisis in its history,
due to the decision of tbe coal min
ers to allow tbe strike notices to
become effective Saturday night.
following their rejection of the eom
nromise offered to their demand
for a two-shilling per shift increase
jn trageS.
It seemed certain that unless the
government or the mine owners
conceded the demands of the men
or made fresh and attractive offers.
more than 800,000 miuers would not
return to the pits Monday, thereby
throwing hundreds of thousands ot
workers in other industries out ot
work and causing a 'critical situ
ation in the economic life ot tha
country. -
Official returns from the Nation
al Miners' ballot concerning tha
datum line proposal of the owners
showed an overwhelming majority
in favor of rejection.
No sooner bad news of the de
cision of the miners been received
in tha rreat steel district of Cleve
land. Yorkshire, than the iron and
steel manufacturers there began
preparations for closing the works,
it is expected that if the strike ma
terializes anost of the blast and
steel furnaces will become idle Im
mediately. ' The government, while saying
little, for weeks has been actively
preparing to handle the situation
in event of a strike being called.
SAVES NEGRESS
FROM GALLOWS
President Wilson Intervenes and
Gives Murderess Life Sea- -tenee.
: -
sentence to be hanged here tomor
row for the murder of another ne-
i ero woman.
Her sentence was
execution of Mrs. Surratt in coa-
ih9 Unco,n M4Mjl.
SOCIETY WOMAN
DIES IN PARIS
New York. Oct 14. Wort was
received here last ' night of - the
death in Paris Tuesday ot Mrs. Og
den Mills, for many years prom
inent In society in New York, New
I
port and Paris. Her death resulted
from heart disease following a re- '
cent uiness worn .pteurtsy.
Besides ber husband, she IS Sur
vived by one son, -former Senator
Ogden L. Mills, and two daughters,
Laay ursnara oi uonaon. EOgtana,
and Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phippa
of Kew York v ".
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