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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People , X K, SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 56. TUESDAY DECEMBER 23, 1919. -FOURTEEN PAGES. AMOCIATED PBXSS LEASED Win. PRICE FIVE CENTS. MKMBEB AUDIT BUlXaU OF CIBCTXaTlONS. rai mm. mm 3 fflKT a ms V BOBGRASHES WITH AUTO At CROSSING rvuje London, Age 14, Killed Instantly Oth ers Serious. Archie Goldberg died shortly after S o'clock at St. Anthony's hotpKaL Orvllle London, aged 15. 714 Twenty-ninth street and six oth er young boys, were injured when the sled upon which they were coasting was struck by an automo bile at the intersection of Twenty eighth street and Seventh avenue, 11:80 o'clock this morning. The Victims tn mm follows: hORVILLE LONDON, killed in stantly; fractured skull. ARCHIE GOLDBERG. 11, son of 'Charles J. Goldberg, 2716 Fifth ave nue, sustained body bruises, condi tion critical. FRANK, ENTLER, 15, son or Mr. and Mrs. Frank Entler, 2518 Sixth avenue, injuries not serious, taken to hospital. JOSEPH MADDEN, 14, (address given at hospital), 1415 Fourteenth aad-a-half street, sustained body bruises, not serious, taken to St Anthony's hospital. ROBERT CAVANAUGH, taken to hit home, 2120 Fifth avenue; son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin D. Cava naugh ; minor Injuries. TOM DAVIS, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Davis, 732 Thirtieth street, taken home; was shaken up, not seriously. BILLY GIBSON, 13. son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gibson, 1032 Six teenth street, stunned and suffering from nervous shock, taken home. ' Crash at Crossing. The car was going' west on Sev enth avenue and the sled was mov ing north, down the Twenty-eighth street hill. The driver and owner r of the automobile is Roy Ferguson, a citisen of Orion, 111. He is said to have disregarded the warning signals with which three boys at intervals along the Twenty-ninth to Twenty-eighth street block on. Seventh avenue flagged, him and struck the crossing Just as the load ed sled did. It was a head-on col lision, the sled sliding partially un der the car, and London, who was I . gliding the coaster, took the brunt. VThe other lads were flung about in the street, several of them under the car. Orville was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Harrison, 7141 Twenty-ninth street. He was born in Rock Island Aug. 29, 1904, and had lived here all his life. His sohoollng had been received in the St. Joseph's school. The survivors are the parents and two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Jurgemeyer of Rock Island and Mrs. Ruth Overbay of South Bend, Ind. The victim, together with others of the injured boys, were members of the choir conducted by Rev. C. P. O'Neill, the choristers who Bang to beautifully around, the commu nity tree In Spencer square last night. 1 Places Baa on Sport. Mayor Harry M. Schriver issued a statement today immediately aft- i i n , i j ri ut7ariii ui lilts blxiucul, aui- lnaunclng s ban on all coasting in Rock Island. i The mayor said that the accident hrts impressed N him with the idea that if more tragedies are to be aierted all coasting must be stopped on city streets. He said that orders hare been gUen to the police to stop all boys and girls from coasting, even if it should lead to arrests. "I am very sorry to have to take this step," the mayor said, "but I don't see any other way that we can prevent such happenings as Stat of this morning, which came M soon after the warning to auto mobile drivers to be careful of toasters, which I issued yesterday. "Yesterday two committees of Sigh school boys' petitioned me to permit coasting on certain streets. I wanted to allow their request, but s we have not enough police to furnish coasters protection from vehicles I could not give my per . mission. However, I told them that if they did coast and placed guards at street Intersections, I would not ' stop them. However, the accident - today casts a new light on the sit uation and I must order all coast ing stopped. "I have ordered the police to lo cate'the man who ran down the small boyr today and have him present at the inquest to be con ducted by Coroner John F. Ma hurrv " FRUIT AND CANDY FOR CHILDREN OF STEEL WORKERS Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec. 23. A bag of candy and an orange will be the Cferlstmas gift of many-local relief committees to the children of strik ing steel workers in this district. The gifts were a part of the reg ular weekly distribution of food for the strikers and. their families. YORKERS CALL FIREMEN WHEN WHISKY FAILS Woman Creates Stir When Bootlegger De frauds Her of $5. New York, Dec. 22. Two hook and ladder companies, three engine companies, four deputy and battal ion fire chiefs, a wagon load' of police reserves and an insurance patrol were sent dashing through the streets of the upper west side early today, all because Mary Behn, aged 40, wanted a drink of whisky. Mary explained that she paid $5 toa bootlegger for a quart and that to a bootlegger for a quart and that not And a policeman so she decided to ring for one, but pulled the fire alarm box by mistake. She was given a drink of water in the police station and a charge of disorderly conduct was lodged against her. HEAR TROTSKY PLANS POLISH RAID III SPRING Said That Chines Trtepa an Being Trained In Great bom bers for Purpose, Geneva, Monday, Dec. 22. Prep arations for a great bolshevilik of fensive against Poland next spring Is planned by Leon Trotzky, soviet minister of war and marine of Rus sia, according to a Warsaw dis patch received by the Ukrainian news bureau here. Chinese troops, who are being recruited at the rate of 8.000 per day and trained in lite soviet military school, will aid in the campaign, it is said. Offers Peace. London, Dec. 23. M. Tchitcherin, Russian bolshevik minister of for eign affairs, has offered to begin immediate peace negotiations ...with Poland, .according to . a wireless dispatch from Moscow. The Polish government was requested to indi cate the time and place it would like the negotiations to open. Surround Ukraine Force. London, Dec. 23. The troops of General Petlura, antl-bolsheviki commander in the Ukraine, have been surrounded by soviet forces In the vicinity of Berditchev, in the province of Kiev, 24 miles south of Zhitomir, according to a wireless dispatch from Moscow, received here today. Tomsk Evacuated. Irkutsk, Dec. 21. The city of Tomsk, western Siberia, has been evacuated by the Siberian troops of the all-Russian government. Letts Want Peace. ' Helsingfors,' Dec. 23. The Let tish government has decided to open negotiations with the soviet government of Russia for an armi stice, according to advices received here from Riga. REBUILDING SHELL TORN FRENCH AREA Strasbourg, Dec. 23. (French Wireless Service). Rapid progress Is being made in the reconstruc tion of devastated areas of Alsace and - Lorraine. Seventy million francs have been expended on this work and 76.000,000 more advanced to the homeless. SELLING PAPER WITH MEAT IS TO END 111 CHI Chicago, Dec. 23. Chicago meat dealers can only charge for the meat they sell, and not for the wrapping paper in which it is car ried away, Judge Holmes decided today in municipal court. Five retailers were convicted and fined in a test case arranged hv rir KAsIer Kllcr. Hn charged that downtown meat dealers were charging more than a million dol lars a year for paper by weighing the wrannlnc with tbe meat. Attorneys for the big packing companies assisted tne aeaiers in their defense. The Weather Mostly cloudy tonight and Wed nesday; not much change in tem perature with lowest tonight 25 to 30 degrees above lero. Highest yesterday, 27; lowest last night, 27. Wind velocity. miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 el 7p.m. 7a.m. yester. yester. today Dry bulb 25 27 31 Wet bulb ..... 25 27 31 ReVtive humid. 100 100 100 River stsge, 4.6. with a fall of .1 in the last 24 hours. - J. M. SHSRIER, Meteorologist VIRGO CAUSE OF DEATH OF MAUD TABOR Aged Mother, in Long Confession, Bares, the v Details of Case. Lawton, Mich., Dec. 23. A signed statement accusing Joseph Virgo of performing an illegal operation upon Maud Tabor, has been made by Mrs. Sarah I. Tabor, 80 year old mother of the brilliant linguist, whose body was found in a trunk in the basement of her home here. Assistant Prosecutor Glenn Warner announced this morning. - ' The statement, which is in direct contradiction to the story told by the aged woman at the Inquest, covers 30 pages and was made to him, Warner declared, in the Jail at Paw Paw, near here shortly after midnight. Took Her to Deserted House. Mrs. Tabor charged that Virgo, who was married to Miss Tabor about a year before her disappear ance in 1916, took her to a deserted farm house somewhere in tbe neighborhood of Lawton, kept her there three days and then brought her home where she died. Tbe stateinent adds that Virgo crammed the body of his wife into what was ! to have been her "hope chest, and conveyed it into the celler after she had prevented him from ship ping the trunk out of the state. Virgo has been held in the county Jail at Paw Paw nearly a month on a warrant charging murder. Told Different Story. In her testimony at the inquest Mrs. Tabor denied she had any knowledge of a criminal operation or any reason for one. Mrs. Tabor maintained that her daughter had died in her arms In their home hero from, an overdose of chloroform taken to relieve asthma. Virgo Denies. v ' i . Virgo was confronted this morn ing by Mrs. Tabor, and her state ment read to him, flatly denied the story. "It's not true, not a word of it," he declared. Further than that he refused to discuss the statement Walter Tabor, who was brought back from California with his mother, and held on a murder charge In connection with his sis ter's death was released shortly after noon today. NEW SUGAR TO COST ABOUT 18 CENTS RETAIL New York, Dec. 23, A wholesale price of 15.20 cents a pound, less 2 per cent for each, was announced here today by B. H. Howell, Son. & Co., as the first quotation for gran ulated sugar refined from the new crop of raw Cuban sugar. This contrasts with a price of 9 cents a pound, less 2 per cent for cash. for granulated from the old Cuban crop, and was said to indicate a re tail price of between 17 and IS cents a pound. The price announced was said to have been based on the average cost of the Howell company's purchase of December raw sugar, plus a fair refining margin and profit About 10.000 barrels a day may be avail able for sale, it is added. DIEMEB, PIAiriST, IS DEAD. Paris, Dec. 23. Announcement is made of the death of Louts Joseph Diemer, a widely known pianist and composer. He was born Feb. 14, 1843 in Paris. SUMMARY OF NEW IRISH PLAN Two parliament, one li north and one la south. - Condi to he established to form connecting link between two parts of country. - Joint exchequer board to de. tenaine taxation and contribu tion to the imperial services. Representation of Ireland at Westminster reduced to 40 embers. Each of two parliaments te have taxation powers equiva lent to those of state legisla tures la the United States. Income tax and excess prof its sapertaxes to be levied im perially. Customs aad excise service to be retained by the Imperial parliament. - Irish parliaments te eoatrel, all local. matters aad machin ery for maintenance of law aad order, except the higher Judic iary aad the army aad aavy. Postal service not te be transferred latO there Is sin (tie parliament - Into of two parliaments op tional with Irish Beetle. IRISH BITTER IN REFERRING TO HOME RULE Press Sees Good Whatever ia Anything Coning From England. London, Dec. 23. Aside from one or two irreconcilable anti-home rule journals, London newspapers this morning give, on the whole, a favorable reception to the govern ment's new scheme for Irish self government. None, however, ex presses genuine expectation of the success of the plan. Urge a Trial. While it is recognized that sucli a bill as Premier Lloyd George outlined yesterday the fourth home rule measures to" be present ed to parliament will be absolute ly rejected by a large section of the Irish people and regarded with sus picion and distrust by others, it is contended it deserves to be fairly considered and tried. The Daily News, perhaps the most thorougn champion of home rule of the Lon don newspapers and a severe critic of Premier Lloyd George, and the coalition government Bays: "The government bill gives Ire land a greater degree of autonomy, since it sets up an Irish parlia ment and it manifestly contem plates the probability of a united Irish parliament In the desperate situation in which Ireland now stands this offer, so far as English men can judge, should not be re jected out of hand, assuming it to oa honestly put forward. , Only Way Ont, Belief that the bill offers the only possible way out of the Irish tan gle is expressed by the Liberal Chronicle, which says on the whole the measure appears generous. Foreseeing the plan will be oppbs'id nearly everywhere in Ireland, largely because "none of the cou tending factions is really willing to be fair to any of the others," the newspaper says: "The government ; the British people and the British 'parliament must recognize and discount these oppositions in advance. Only in such a way can any change which is either just or workable be achieevd in Ireland." The Daily Mail declares it to bi a better scheme than any previous government has produced and an honest endeavor conceived with a single aim of ministering to the god of Ireland while maintaining the unity of the British empire. Irish Press Implacable.. Dublin, Dec. 23. In commenting upon tbe speech made by Premier Lloyd George in the house of com mons yesterday during which the premier outlined the provisions ot the proposed IrlBh home rule bill, the Freeman's Journal says Lloyd George "in the presence of the American ambassador, but in the absence of every representative of the majority of the Irish people, explained to the house his panacea for the ills of Ireland." Even the few Irish nationalist members who have survived the prime minister's past treacheries and betrayals absented .them selves," the newspaper continued. 'They probably had a forecast that their gesture of contempt would be warmly approved by tne wnoie Irish nation and race. As a matter of fact they were merely obeying the command of their dead leader, given when he and they withdrew from the house upon the first dec laration of the prime minister's in tention to permanently partltim their country." Three-fourths Opposed. The Irish Times says that for many reasons "some good, some bad, some wise and some mad," three-quarters of the Irish people will reject the bill. "Its principle is hateful alike to tho unionists and nationalist," the newspaper says. "They know na tional ideals and the ancestral spirit of a common patriotism can not persist in a divided country. They know the fantastic homogene ity which the government proposes for ulster unionists would be an excrescence on the map of Ireland and would be ruinous to the trade and industry of the northern prov inces. We yearn for peace but In tho Lloyd George affair we see not peace but the sword." Raid en Explosives. Ltsduff, County Cavan, Ireland, Dec. 23. A band of armed men raided the railway works here to day, taking the sentries by sur prise. The stock of the explosives at the works was seized by the raiders. HOLLAND HAS NOT DECIDED AGAINST GIVING UP KAISER The Hague, Holland, Dec. 23 The semi-official Netherlands cor respondence bureau today an nounces that there is no truth in a statement .published In the Soire of Brussels, to the effect that the Netherlands government has al ready unofficially informed the al lies that the Dutch government will not surrender the former Ger man emperor, if extradition is re quested. The bureau says that as yet no action in the matter has been taken. PERSMNGBOY AGAIN IN HIS NATIVE TOWN Greets Folks He Used to Enow and Eats Fried Dried Apple Pie. - LaClede, Mo., Dec. 23. Warren Pershing, 10 years old, sat down to dinner today in the old dining room where Daddy used to eat his Christ mas and Thanksgiving turkey way back yonder in the days when Dad was Warren's age, and ordi nary folks could afford turkey. Along with Warren at the dinner were Dad General John J. Per suing, you know Aunt May and Governor Gardner of Missouri and Mayor Allen of LaClede, Mo., on whose father's grocery wagon dad used to hook rides, and a few more folks. Most ot them were folks who knew the general when he was Warren's age. When full justice was done to the turkey and flxln's and pie, General Pershing stepped out on the porch of the oid house, where he used to live and addressed a few remarks to the Lynn county neighbors who gath ered in the yard. And That Pie! Everybody at the dinner except General Pershing could eat as much as .he pleased, but the gen eral had to save room for the fried dried apple pie. The visit of "Aunt" Susan, who used to bake pies for John J. Pershing long before any body eve; dreamed he would be a general, was an important- part of the home coming celebration of the commander-in-chief of the Ameri can expeditionary forces. LaClede planned a different sort of day from any the general has spent for many years. It is a day ot shaking hands with neighbors, and "Howdy, John," and "John. I had a boy over yonder; you didnt happen to run across him, did you?" Town's Historic Day. This is LaClede 'S historic day for years they will tell stories of "Johnny" Pershing's home coming and what he said at dinner ani point out the place "right there's where he stood when the governor pinned that gold medal on him that the state gave him." That cere mony occurred after dinner, where' thj crowd on the lawn could see :t. At dinner a silver loving cup, bought by old friends of the gen eral was given him. - - At 2:30 p. m. there was a re ception at the city hall, where ev erybody who could get in had a chance to shake the general's hand and then there is that scheduled visit to Aunt Susan Hewitt for Aunt Susan Is bedridden. She has announced that she wants a few minutes' real visit with "Johnny" Pershing and watch his face when he sees that dried apple pie. San the Tavern. He hasn't had one of Aunt Su san's pies for years and he used to pester her to death for them, when Aunt Susan's husband ussd to run the tavern. It was hard to tell which John Pershing liked best. Aunt Susan says, those dried apple pies or Captain Jacob Hew itt's stories of the Civil war. La Clede is sure those yarns had something to do with Pershing's deciding to become a soldier. While General Pershing is Be ing steered by the welcoming com mittee, a committee of LaClede women entertained Miss May Per shing, the general's sister. The visit ends at. 8:42 p. m. when the Pershing party takes a train for Lincoln, to spend Christmas. Dent Mind Bain. The crowd began arriving short ly after daylight Some of the early ones brought chairs and seated themselves in advantageous places. Officials commented upon the large number of persons that had driven from the rural districts in motor cars. Few persons seem ed to heed the drizzle that began falling late last night with the prospect of continuing most of the day. The state's welcome and its thanks to General Pershing for the part he played in winning the war was extended by Governor Freder ick D. Gardner. HOLLAND, RELYING ON LEAGUE, WANTS NO 200,000 ARMY The Hague. Monday, Dec. 22. Post-war defense problems, closely allied with the problematical result of Jonkheer Bylevild, minister of Nations, have brought about what appears to be a crisis in tne uutcn government Closely following the resignation of Jonflheer Bylevild, minister of marine, last week, Altlng van Geu san, minister of war, announced his resignation today when the Dutch states general amended his -war budget and greatly reduced the sums available for munitions. The budget generally provided for an army of the approximate strength of 200,000. , U. S. HARD UP? NOT SO ANYONE CAN NOT1CE IT Pays Hundreds of Thou sands for Christmas Jewelry. ; Chicago, Dec. 23. A pearl neck lace, which sold for $275,000, num bers of other gifts costing from $50,000 to $100,000, and many rings and other pieces of Jewelry for from $3,000 to $5,000, according to Chicago jewelers, today, have gone to make this Christmas a record revenue producer. Of the most expensive gifts, the center pearl alone cost $40,000, said the jeweler who sold it "Persons are buying who never bought before," said one proprie tor, "and people who formerly bought $5 cuff links are now buy ing diamonds." mayWgive country brief drouth relief Events ia Washington Moving; Rap Idly for Treaty Compromise and Proclaiming Peace. Paris, Dec. 23. The German delegation here has decided not to return to Berlin to consult the government over the terms of the allied reply to the last German note, according to the French foreign office this even ing. Washington, Dec. 23. With both sides apparently willing to give and take, the effort to reach a com promise agreement for ratification of tbe peace treaty was reported progressing satisfactorily at con ferences here between senate lead ers of both parties. . Early ratification ot the treaty was predicted by some senators with prospects of such action be fore Jan. 16, which would give President Wilson an opportunity to lift wartime prohibition and grant the country a "wet" period, before the constitutional amendment be comes effective on that date. So Peace This Year. Paris Dec. 23. Exchange of rat ifications ot the German peace treaty before the end of- the year is considered in French official cir cles as impossible. This opinion was formed today when the head of the German delegation here an nounced that he would be obliged to return to Berlin to consult with tbe government on the latest allied communication. Forced To Return. Paul Dustasta, secretary of the peace conference, handed Kurt von Lersner, head of the German dele gation, the allied reply to the last German note. Von Lersner said that owing to difficulties of com munication and the importance of the document be felt obliged to consult Berlin and that he would leave with all his experts, for the German capital tonight He em phasized that his departure was in no wise a rupture of negotiations. Recognizing Difficulties. Secretary Dutasta, in accordance with instructions from the su preme council, accompanied the al lied note with a verbal communica tlon in which it is understood that he assured von Lersner that the allies recognized the economic dif ficulties which might exist in Ger many and wished to take them into account A Jrrr 1920 (Ualwtimr IS WAITING FOR EVERY READER OF THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS It it waiting despite the fact that labor trouble hare been so acute that the output of the entire printing industry uncertain. Never since pruning trey to modem proportions has there been such scarcity of paper or such high prices, and this still further complicates the situation. Because of these difficulties there will not be enough free calendars this year to co around. We hare made sure, however, that none of our readers need suffer the inconvenience of doing without A oalendar. We have procured from the navy department a special edition of art calendars. On these calendars there is a picture of Columbia clasping- hands with an enlisted man of the navy. The drawing is by I. C. Leyen decker, one of America's great artists. It is reproduced in four colors on heavy card board, wit a a Targe, serrlee able pad. The result ig a beautiful and in every way satisfactory product. THESE CALENDARS ARE FREE AS LONG AS THEY LAST They mv be procured Ihroujrh our Washington Information Bureau. Cot out the coupon below and follow instruction.. Give your calendar ' pririlefe to Uncle Sam. Let tout calendar carry a menace ol pattiottem. Tour copy ii waUinf (or you U yon act quickly. (Fill out the coupon.' Write legibly)- ' THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS INFORMATION BUREAU FUDEKIC J. RASKIN, Direct. I enclose herewith two' caala for 1920 calendar. Kama..... .(.....,.. Street Addreea ............. . . . City..... .......... SLOW PROCESS SETTLING COAL MINE PROBLEM Operators Now Stand in the Way and It is Their Next Move. DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Dec 23. The government is having its first criti cal experiences in trying to put into concrete settlement some of the many vague phrases bandied about in congressional speeches and presidential messages so often about "harmonizing the relations between capital and labor." For a while the coal miners were the object of bitter criticism and the operators seemed to be the reasonable folks, willing to do any thing to get coal for the country. Even the delicate power of injunc tion was used in an effort to bend the will ot the miners and they finally agreed to negotiate. Out of the series of negotiations has come another plan sponsored by the gov ernment. The miners like it the operators do not" So in executive quarters one finds opinion veering now it is the operators who are blocking a settlement. Everybody Puzzled. The layman may be puzzled bit the observer close at hand is no better off. For both sides are making contradictory statements and Intimating that the other isn t telling the truth. For instance, the operators claim they weren't con sulted in the last memorandum for a settlement of the strike. The of ficials at the department of Justice say the opposite. It appears that P. M. Bogart received for the opera tors a copy of the Palmer memo randum Just before the miners' con vention received it at Indianapolis. The operators, on the other hand, admit that but say they called at tention to the fact that the plan was a change from the Garfield scheme of settlement They deny that anybody approved it for them. The many ups and downs of the controversy filled with technical details and charges and counter charges simply give one the impres sion that the whole thing is merely an old fashioned, age ; old game of barter and bargain. First the miners cry out that they must have a 40 per cent increase in wages or starve. The operators offer 20 per cent Secretary Wilson thinks 31 per cent is right. Along comes Dr. Garfield and insists : upon 14 per cent The operators being trained to the art of bargaining, squirm and make it appear that they are hard hit by that 14 per cent but that to be good sports and to stand by their government they will ab sorb the 14 per cent But no big increase in coal production comes. The state governments become res tive and begin negotiating sepa rately with the miners. The situa tion becomes serious, and the gov- (Continued On Page 4.) PATCH CATHEDRAL AT RTTETMS UP FOR CHRISTMAS MASS Rheims, Sunday, Dec. 21. Mass will be celebrated Christmas morn ing in Rheims cathedral by Cardi nal Lucon. Part of the fire-swept, shell-shattered transcept has been arranged as a chapel, wooden roof and glass windows being placed in the structure by the committee ot historic monuments and the society of friends of the cathedral at Rheims at an expense ot more than $15,000. Fifty children from the city, who are being supported by the Ameri can Red Cross have been rehears ing Christmas carols for the serv ice. Warm suits have, been given them for Christmas gifts, there being no means of warming the cathedral for the event. 1 . C return poetaga far a Ires copy of tbe ...... ............ .,....;..... KANSAS M LEAVE MINES ASAPROTEST At Same Time Court Frees Their Leader Held for Contempt. Indianapolis, Ind, Dee. 2& Alexander Howat, president of the Kansas district of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America, , was released from the Marion county Jail today by United States District Judge A. B. An. derson. Howat agreed to Join the international officials of the 3Une Workers in sending tele grams to the district executive board in Kansas in an endear or to have ail strikes In the Kansas coal mines ended. Howat was released on his previous ball and if the agree ment is carried out in good faith, the contempt hearing, set for next Monday, probably will be continued against Howat, as la the cases of the other Inter national and district officials of the mine workers' organisation. The telegrams to the Kansas ' " miners' executive board not only will ask the return of the men out on the "Central Coal and Coke ' company strike" since last July but will order the return of the men who struck yesterday and to day in protest against Judge An derson's action in sending Howat to jail. William Green, secretary-treas- . urer of the miners, represented the -international organization in court, and urged Howat to agree to the plan. ' Howat was remanded to Jail yes terday by Judge Anderson, shortly , after he had continued to next Mon day the hearing on the contempt charges against tbe president Ot the Kansas district " Pittsburgh, Kan., Dec. 23. Sev enteen Kansas coal mines, where approximately 3,000 miners are em ployed, were Idle this morning. The miners went on strike In pro test against the action of Judge Anderson at Indlananolis vesterdav. - j sending Alexander Howat, presi dent oi tne Kansas district, United Miners of America, to Jail. News to Officers. Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 23. Offi cials at the headquarters of the United Moine Workers said today that they had not heard of the strike of the Kansas miners as a protest against the action of Unit ed States District Judge A. B. An derson, who yesterday ordered Al exander Howat, president of the ' Kansas miners, remanded to Jail. There was nothing today to indi cate when a decision will be an nounced as to the amount of bond to be required of Alexander Howat of Pittsburgh, Kan., president of district no. 14 of the United Mine Workers, who yesterday was com mitted to Jail by United States Dis trict Judge A. B. Anderson, pend ing hearing next Monday on charg- -es of criminal contempt. Howat is alleged to have violated the federal court Injunction against further ance of the coal miners' strike by keeping in , force a local strike called in Kansas last July. uoes Uver Holidays. Washington, Dec 23. The con troversy between the operators and Attorney General Palmer regard ing the coal strike settlement terms probably will go over until after ' the Christmas holidays. The statement of Mr. Palmer that "the government will not ai- sume that the operators will break faith, and, indeed, ways will b found to keep faith in this vitalflt important transaction," was con sidered important today by those directly concerned in tbe coal sit uation. . To Just what extent the state ment could be taken as a cue to the attorney general's future ac tion was a subject of wide discus sion. In some quarters it was re garded as an indication that At- . torney General Palmer planned to bring the full pressure of the gov ernment to bear if necessary to ' carry out President Wilson's pro posal for the settlement of the coal controversy. So Dispute In Illinois. Chicago, Dec. 23. Members of the Illinois Coal Operators' assocla-. tlon met hete today to consider questions growing out of the appli cation of the 14 per cent Increase in wages recently awarded miners under the strike settlement A committee was appointed to In vestigate the different questions in- , volved and report to the associa- tlon later. Dr. F. C. Honnold. secretary of the association, said that the oper- -a tors have no dispute with the miners In Illinois. DETROIT MAYOR'S GIFTS FOR XMAS RUN TO MILLIONS Detroit, MlclL, Dec. 23 Public benefactions totalling approximate ly $2,000,000 will be made Christ mas gifts by James Cousens, mil. lionalre mayor of Detroit, it was announced this forenoon. .