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MINERS REJECT OPERATORS PLAN DECLARE OWNERS PLAN TO SEEK PRESIDENT HARDING'S AID . OBJECTIONABLE OPERATORS FOR ARBITRATION Spurn Proposal That Both Side* In vite President to Appoint Tribunal To Settle Anthracite Coal Strike New York.—A proposal that Presi dent Harding be asked to appoint a tribunal to settle the anthracite coal strike, submitted by the operators be fore the joint sub-committee on wage contract negotiations, has been re jected by the miners. Philip Murray, vice-president of the United Mine Workers, declined to state on what grounds the proposition Was turned down, except to declare .it “ob jectionable.” The invitation to President Harding to which the miners refused to sub scribe, asked him to “appoint a com mission to find a practical method by which prompt operation of the mines may be resumed pending its ultimate decision, and also to seek and recom mend a method by which further sus pensions or strikes may be avoided.” At the miners' headquarters, the op erators’ proffered solution of the strike was looked upon as nothing more than a counter proposal to that which strik ers’ delegates submitted a short time ago, and which the employers refused to sign, namely that Mr. Harding em power the federal trade commission and the interstate commerce commis sion to begin at once a complete inves tigation of the industry from wages to prices of the product. AMBUSHED PARTY FIRES ON UTAH MINE WORKERS Bullets Strike Cars Used by Miners; Sheriff Orders Men to Disperse Price,, Utah.—Persons ambushed in the hills above the Kenilworth mine of the Independent Coal & Coke company, where a strike is in progress, fired be tween 50 and 100 shots at miners em ployed by the company whne the men were traveling from the mine to the town of Kenilworth. None of the min ers were struck, but the cars used by the men in coming from the mine on the "man trip” were hit in many places. Sheriff Kelter Immediately sent a posse of 12 deputies to the scene. Al most coincidently with the arrival of the deputy sheriffs, approximately 150 striking miners from Helper reached Kenilworth in automobiles and these men were ordered by deputy sheriffs to disperse Immediately and keep away from the property line of the coal com pany. FIXES ARMY AT 133.000 MEN Senate Boosts House Figure 18,000 In Record Time Washington. Carrying an appro priation of $341,750,000, the annual army appropriation bill was passed by the senate. It fixes the size of the army for the next year at an average of 12,530 officers and 133,000 men. Passage of the bill, which was with out a record vote, followed quickly af ter a test vote by which the senate accepted, 49 to 21, its committee’s ac tion in increasing the house figure on the size of the army from 115,000 to 138,000 enlisted men. The strength of 12,530 officers compares with 11,000 as voted b.v the house. Packers Offer Price Premium Chicago.—The "big five” Chicago packers—Swift. Morris, Wilson, Ar mour and Cudahy—and many small packers have agreed to pay 10 cents a hundred above the market price on all hogs shipped to the Chicago livestock market providing they are free from tuberculosis and come from a farm where neither cattle nor hogs are in fected with this disease. Agree on Road Measure Washington. The deadlock over federal good roads between the senate nnd house was broken when a compro mise by which $50,000,000 will be avail able during the next fiscal year for continuing federal and stste co-opera tion In road development was reached. China Without a President Peking.—President Hsu Shi It Chang has resigned. Boat Turns Over, 7 Drowned Cis Elum, Wash.—Seven members o( a crew working on a city pipe line on the Cis Eium river, were drowned when a rowboat In which they u’ere attempting to cross the river was over turned. Posse Capture* Bandits Decatur, Nebr.—Three bandits were captured, two of them being severely wounded and $30,000 recovered by a posse that came upon the men as they were robbing the State bank of Deca ,or - I AMUNDSEN’S PARTY SIILS FOR ALASKA Will Attempt to Pas* North Pole by Drifting With Polar Ice Pack Seattle. The auxiliary power schooner Maud, hearing the Amund sen polar basin scientific expedition, has sailed from Seattle for Nome. Alas ka, on the first leg of a five-year voy age through the Arctic ice pack. Captain Oscar Wlstlng, sailing mas ter of the Maud, commanded the ves sel. Raold Amundsen, chief of the ex pedition decided to proceed to Nome by steamer. The United States navy tug Mahopac and a flotilla of cruisers from the fleets of the Seattle and Queen City Yacht clubs escorted the Maud up the Puget Sound. The expedition is a resumption of the effort begun by Captain Amund sen in 1918 under the auspices of the Norwegian government to drift past the north pole with the ice floes, mi nutely studying phenomena of a vast area never before visited by white men and to secure data which the explorer expects may revolutionize present day meteorological and oceanographical knowledge in the northern hemisphere. The first effort met with delay In 1920 when rhe Maud lost a propeller in the Ice off the northeastern Siberian coast and was forced to put into Seattle for repairs. Recently tire vessel has un dergone complete over-hauling and ad ditional equipment Including two air planes. a long range wireless outfit and many precise scientific instruments have been added to the reimplement. ENGLISH FORCES ENTER ERIN IN USLTER CRISIS Test in Boundary War in Ireland at Hand, Says Ulster Premier; Stir ring Times Predicted London.—Reinforcements for the British military forces in northern Ire land are pouring into Belfast and the. influx is to continue indefinitely. Two transports have arrived from Birken head with Scotch borderers. Wholesale commandeering of ve hicles Is going on. especially of motor lorries. Many motor boats are also being taken nnd officers have been in specting other craft. The popular be lief is that the military is to be used upon the Belleek salient, evacuated by the Ulster forces recently of its re publican occupants. Stirring events in this sector seemed to be presaged. During the past week of fighting 18 were killed and 74 wounded in this city. London.—ln the course of an inter view, Sir James Craig, the Ulster premier, said: “The testing time for Ulster has come; it may be that the testing time for England also has come. If we go down, our flag goes down with us.” In the present stand Ulster is tak ing. Sir James asserted: “We are fighting not only our own cause but the cause of Great Britain.” CLAYTON WELL SPOUTING 500 Important Strike Made in Cat Creek Field at 1,600 Feet Great Falls.—The most important strike of the Cat Creek oil fields was made recently in the Clayton well No. 2 of rhe Mid-Northern Oil company, oil being struck iu the second sands at 1,000 feet and gushing out over the top so that dikes had to be hurriedly built across couleees to save the out put. The output is estimated at 500 barrels a day. The unusual importance of the strike lies in the fact that it was made In the second sands, all other wells of the Cat (’reek district being in the first sands. Presents U. S. Medal to Verdun Verdun. —In the name of the Ameri can congress and the American people, Myron T. Herrick, the ambassador, re cently presented to the city of Verdun the first and only medal ever given by the United States to any community In the world. The ambassador and Premier Poin care together visited the ground where are buried thousands of French whose valor the medal commemorates, and both spoke under the emotion aroused by the thought of the dead and the sight of the “red zone,” so devastated that it may never again be fit for hu man habitation. Belt Scalps Woman In Laundry Spokane.—Mrs. Olive Cousins, em ployer) in a laundry shop here, was completely seal perl when her hair caught in a belt. Attending physicians say her Injuries may prove fatal. Brig. Gen. Sage Succumbs Omaha. —Brig. Gen. William H. Sage, (13, commanding officer of Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, died at a hospital here. General Sage had stopped at Fort Crook enroute to Walter Reed hospit al, Washington, and w*as taken serious ly 111. The body was shipped to Wash ington for interment at Arlington ceme tery. General Sage was decorated with the medal of honor for conspicuous ser vice In the Philippines during the Spanish-American war. He was to have been retired next month. ARREST IS ORDERED IN FRAUD INQUIRY Warrant Issued for Georgia Political Chairman Charging Mishandling of Lumber Contract Washington.—A warrant has been is sued by United States Commissioner Hitt for the arrest of J. L. Phillips, chairman of the Republican state com mittee for Georgia, charging fraud in the execution of war contracts. Held Disposal Contract Phillips, as a member of the firm of Phillips and Stevens, obtained a con tract soon after the armistice from the government to dispose of surplus lum ber left from cantonment and camp constructions nnd other war building developments, the firm having been designated by a conference of lumber dealers to act as their agent. Representative Woodruff. Republi can. Michigan, in n speech recently in the house, asserted that official reports had been filed by government auditors In September. 1921, showing that Phillips and Stevens still owed the government under this contract more than $1,850,000 and that so far as he could learn, “no proceedings whatever had been instituted in this connection.” GOMPERS hWsToDY OPPOSING CHILO LABOR Many National Associations Join In Move to Obtain Constitutional Amendment Washington.—A permanent organiza tion to “absolutely abolish child labor in the United States” has been formed here by representatives of a number of national associations called into conference on the subject by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor. The meeting fol lowed the recent decision of the tFnited States supreme court holding that special excise taxes on the product of minor -labor were invalid. The organization formed to institute a campaign for such an amendment will he known as “the permanent con ference for the abolition of child la bor.” Mr. Gompers accepted the post of permanent chairman. Growers Plan Flax Pool Fargo, N. D. —The United States Grain Growers, Inc., of Nortih Dakota, and the Northwest Wheat Growers’ or ganization will unite in an effort to organize a flax pool in North Dakota and Montana soon, U. L. Burdick, former director of the United States Grain Growers, Inc., who is working on contracts to be used, announces. The bwo states produce about 60 per cent of the salable flax output of the country according to Mr. Burdick. Love Heads Sugar Manufacturers Salt Lake City, Utah. —Stephen H. Love, of Salt Lake City, sales manager and member of the executive commit tee of the Utah-Idaho Sugar company was elected president of the United States Sugar Manufacturers’ associa tion at the concluding session of their annual convention at the-Hotel Utah. Mr. Love succeeds Judge 11. H. Rolaph, president and general manager of the Amalgamated Sugar company of Og den. New Vet Hospital Opens Walla Walla, Wash.—The New United States Veterans’ hospital at Fort Walla Walla, has been opened. Old buildings have been reconstructed and new ones erected at a cost of about $450,000. About 35 patients suf fering froiq^tuberculosis are at the in stitution. The capacity of the hos pital is about 250. A staff of seven doctors is needed to care for the men. $493,000 Farmer Loans Washington.—Appropriation of 23 advances for agricultural and livestock purposes, aggregating $493,000, is an nounced by the War Finance Corpora tion. Distribution of the loans in cluded : Colorado, $18,000; Montana. $9,000; North Dakota, $71,000; South Dakota, $6,000; Texas, $141,000, and Utah, $39,- 000. $295,000 Road Contract Is Awarded Cheyenne. The Wyoming State Highway commission has let to the Utah Construction company on a bld of $295,000, the contract for building n 14-mlle highway through the canyon of the Big Horn river south of Ther mopolis. The work Is to be completed by next March first. 225 Fight Forest Flames St. Paul, Minn.—More than 225 men are fighting timber fires in three coun ties—Lake, Cook and St. Louis—near Duluth. Klan Initiates 2,000 Chicago.—The Ku Klux Klan held an Initiation meeting near La Grange, a Chicago suburb, at which 2,000 candi dates were taken into the organization, while 85,000 members attended the gathering. 80 Perish When Ship Sinks Buenos Aires. —The steamer Villa Franca, sank off Hohenou, Paraguay, following an explosion and 80 persons perished. It Is said the vessel sank so quickly that the passengers had not time to dress or see’x life belts. SENATE COMMITTEE FAVORS VET BONUS McCUMBER TO URGE SENATE TO GIVE BILL RIGHT OF WAY OVER TARIFF BANK LOAN CLAUSE RETAINED Important Change* In Houae Plan by Senate Include Abandonment of Reclamation Program; Date Advanced to January, 1923 Washington. The house soldiers’ bonus bill, amended In several Impor tant particulars, but with the much discussed bank loan provision retained, was approved by the senate finance committee by a vote of n to 4. Chair man McCnmber proposes to report the measure to the senate within a few days and said he hoped to get action on It before the passage of the tariff bill. The more important alterations made In the house measure were: • ’hanging the effective date of the legislation from next October 1 to Jan na rv 1. 1023. Removal of the time limitation on filing of applications by world wnr veterans for adjusted service compen sation. Abandonment of the reclamation nlan and substitution of a provision under which veterans would he given preference In making entry on public or Indian lands when opened to entry. Elimination of the forfeiture pro vision, under which veterans falling to repay loans made by banks or the government on adjuster! service cer tificates would have forfeited their certificates. Under the amended bill such voter nns could reclaim their certificates at any time before their maturity. 20 years from the date of Issue, on pay ment of the sum they were In default, plus Interest nt 414 per cent compound ed annually. GERMANY GRANTED DELAY IN REPARATION PAYMENTS Berlin Answer to Ultimatum Receives Approval; Moratorium for 1922 Granted Paris. —The reparations commission has fully approved the German reply to its ultimatum and definitely decided to grant Germany a provisional mora torium for the year 1022. The decision was unanimous. The action taken by tne German gov ernment to put Its finances on a sound basis and eliminate as much as possible the wholesale printing of paper money constitutes a "serious effort to meet the commission’s requirements,” the decision says. In its letter to Chancel lor Wirth, the commission states that In view of the importance of any de cision on the question of postponement of payments, the commission felt justi fied in taking prompt action notwith standing the fact that on several points Germany’s answer requires further elucidation. Robbers Blow Safe of Shoshoni Bank Shoshoni. Wyo.—Robbers who blew the safe of the Slioshoni State bank here secured $3,500 in currency and es caped leaving no due to Identity. Damage to the safe and Interior of the bank will amount to S6OO. One package of money taken con tained SI,OOO In new Wyoming National bank (Casper) bills, which can be identified, it is said. War Fraud Probe Opens Washington.—lnvestigation of the so-called wnr fraud cases began before a special grand jury when United States Attorney Peyton Gordon pre sented, ns the first of the government’s series of cases dealing with wartime contracts, that involving disposal of surplus lumber by the quartermaster corps of the United States army. Pickford Divorce Affirmed Carson City, Nev. —Mary Pickford’s divorce from Owen Moore was sus tained when the Nevada supreme court affirmed the order of District Judge Frank P. Langan quashing service of summons in the action brought by At torney General Fowler to set aside the decree granted the movie star. War Bonds Sell at Par New York.—For the first time since the date of issue, all liberty bonds re cently sold at par or better. Heavy trading in liberty bonds at highest prices and transactions embracing sev eral lots of $1,000,000 are the out standing features of the bond market. Sella 14,000,000 Bushels Spokane.—Slightly more than 14,- 000,000 buehe’s of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana wheat, valued nt more than $20,000,000 were sold through the offices of The Northwest Wheat Growers, associated, during the fiscal year ending May 81, Walter Rob inson, manager of the Washington- Idaho Wheat Growers, announces. Only a small part of the 1921 wheat poo) remains unsold. Trustees of the association will meet in Portland soon to outline policies for handling the 1922 crop of its members. HUGE NETWORK OF HIGHWAYS When Federal-Aid System Is Com pleted There Will Be 180,000 Miles of Roads. (Prepared by the United State* Department of Agriculture.) When the federal-aid highway sys tem, provided for by the recently en acted federal highway act, Is com pleted there will be a network of roads 180,000 miles in length covering the whole United States, The time required for the completion of the system will depend upon the rate nt which the necessary federal funds are provided, say officials of the bureau of public roads, United States Depart ment of Agriculture, which adminis ters federal-aid money. An idea of w’hat these roads will mean to the country can he gained by studying the effect of roads built In recent years and picturing what would happen should they be torn up and left in their former condition. Should these roads go back to their former state and the motor vehicles which have come with them disappear there would be many changes. Many suburbanites would have to move into the city and there would be a decrease in value of suburban real estate. Cities would have trouble in getting their fresh milk and food supply. Much farm land would decrease In Completed Concrete Highway. value and the effect uu rural social life would be serious. In fact, motor vehicles and the roads on which to use them form such an important part of our economic and social life that 11 is bard Jto picture to the full extent what would happen. Since all this dependence on high way transportation has come in a brief period of years and with the con struction of 115.000 miles of surfaced highways, 60,000 of which are on the proposed f£deral-ald highway system, It can be understood what further changes will take place as the system grows to 180,000 miles In length and other roads are built branching out from it. PRICE OF LABOR FAVORABLE Indication* Ar* That There Will Be No Drawbacks Along That Line This Season. Labor costs on federal-aid projects under construction tills year indicate (hat there will tie no drawback along this line in the building of roads dur ing the coming season, according to the bureau of public roads, United States Department of Agriculture. The price for common labor ranged around 25 and 30 cents an hour in a great ma jority of the states, being somewhat lower in the Southern states and go ing up to yearly 50 cents an hour in the Pacific states. The prices of teams reported were in a great mariy Instances as low as the 1914 level. It Is probable, however, that there will be an increase when the farming sea son begins, as teams have always been cheaper in winter. ROADS ARE BIG BLESSING The cost of keeping up Amer ican roads and building new ones last year was $4 for every man, woman and child —after deduct ing money from auto license fees. So reports the National Automobile Chamber of Com merce. It .’s equivalent to a cent and a tenth a day for each of us. To save that much, few would sur render even the street in front of their house. Roads are about the greatest blessing of civilization, also the cheapest. S' 11 r 11 T Floods Delay Work. Millions of dollars of roadbuilding in northeastern Louisiana has been sus pended temporarily, owing to high wa ter in several parishes. The floods may delay roadbulidlug there for two or three months. Millions Spent on Lincoln Way. Expenditures on the Lincoln high way lost year brought the total spent on this trans-continental highway since its dedication in 1913 to $40,000,000, or more than twice the amount that win figured necessary. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 1922. Brief News Notes From All Parts of Wyoming (WMMn N**w*p«r Uataa Am hnW) Final arrangements have been com pleted for the 1922 joint Lincoln and Sweetwater teachers’ institute, to be held In Yellowstone National park, Aug. 28 to 31. Cracksmen who blew the safe of the Shoshoni State Bank recently escaped with $8,500 in cash and bills of small denomination, and left no trail for of ficers to follow. One hundred and thirty thousand pounds of wool sold at Casper recent ly for 37 and 38 cents a pound at the first auction sale by the sealed bld method. The sale was held by woolgrowers of Natrona county. Louis G. Phelps, 03, of Pitchfork, Wyo., nationally known as a financier and Park county’s largest Individual landowner and taxpayer, dropped dead recently while transacting business in the office of the county surveyor at Cody. ' A meeting was held in Burlington recently, which was attended by the Inndowners of that section of the Grey bull valley and a number from Basin und Greybull, relative to inducing the Burlington to build a branch line up that valley. Plans are now under way for cele brating the fiftieth anniversary of founding Yellowstone National park this summer, according to Stanley Ed wards, secretary of the Rocky Moun tain Highway Association, with offices In Laramie. The Laramie local of the Interna tional Typographical Union voted unanimously for the election of David W. Baird of New York for a member of the bonrd of auditors of the inter national Typographical Union. Baird, a native of Laramie, learned to set type in that city. R. E. Stapleton, reporter for the Cas per Daily Tribune, lies in a critical condition at a hospital In Casper from a bullet wound received in an accident al shooting, when a gun slipped from a holster which was being removed by Deputy Sheriff Frank Devlin, and was discharged on striking the floor. Plans are now under way for the establishment of a reserve officers' training camp unit in Casper to be located at the high school and under the supervision of the high school au thorities. A regular army officer would tie in charge and the govern ment would furnish all the equipment. During the past few days there has been a revival of rumors that the Union Pacific is to build its south ex tension from Yoder to Cheyenne, and that construction will be started this year. One rumor says "dirt will be flying” within ninety days. Engineer Wood worth at Gering denied knowl edge of new construction activities. A new high price for wool in Natro na county since ths collapse of the market two years ago was established at Casper in the sale of 70,000 pounds by the Freeland Sheep Company for 40 cents a pound. Bilbennan & Son of Chicago made the purchase and also took 180,000 pounds from the same company at prices ranging from 36 to 38 cents. In the realization that his own sit uation was hopeless and that he must perish in the worst late spring bliz zard i hat had swept Wyoming in years. Jack Westcott, world war vet eran from Urbana, la., once more acted the hero by removing his own thin "slicker” and throwing it over the prostrate body of his buddy, Ma rlon D. Young of Pasadena, Calif., In a last desperate effort to save the latter’s life while his own was ebbing away. Wyoming’s largest high school grad uation class is the claim to distinction made by the class of 1922. which grad uated ninety-eight members recently In the Orjftieum theater at Sheridan. With the bodies of two-year-old twin daughters still missing, funeral services for Patricia, aged 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mclntosh ol the Sweetwater country were held in Rawlins recently. The three children were drowned when the car which had been brought to rest on the brink ot the Sweetwater river tumbled into tlie stream with the caving of the bank. Search io being continued for the bodies of the twins. The Burlington railroad lias ar ranged to give parties holding tourist tickets to Yellowstone park stopover privileges at Thermopolis, both going and returning. The Big Horn Hot Springs provide the greatest attraction In Wyoming and one of the greatest In the entire West, and this fact is forcing Itself to the front. The stop over privileges will give many people a chance to visit this great resort for a few days who *>therwlse would be whisked through u’thout knowing that we were on the map. Nearly a year ago the Goshen Hole News remarked there were three or four families of Yoders In that county not related to the others. Now comes Mr. and Mrs. <l. A. Yoder from Michi gan to locate In Yoder. And they are not related to the Yoders already there. Judge P. W. Montz ap]Kiint;ed James A. Berry receiver of the Big Horn County bank, all efforts at consolida tion having failed. Berry is engaged In Basin in the grocery business and was formerly chairman of the Demo cratic county central committee.