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VOL XI
GENOA CONFERENCE MAY PULL THRU
OUTLOOK NOT
ENCOURAGING
BUT HOPEFUL
Soviet Radicals Must
Modify Program If Ar
rangements With Allies
Are Made—Blame U.
S. for Jap Troops In
Siberia
—Z
Genoa, April 2. r >T—(By the Associat
ed Press.) —Foreign Minister Tchie
tcherin of Soviet Russia declared to
the Associated Press today that Al
lied resistance to the Russian prin
ciple of nationalization was blocking
the economic conference. “It is ob
vious," he said, “that the only serious
obstacles to peace with Russia and
a general reconstruction are the pre
tensions of a few former owners of
property in Russia.”
Genoa, April 25.—The Genoa con
ference is drifting toward the rocks
again. Whether it can be kept from
wreckage depends upon the possibil
ity of adjusting the new demands of
the Russian Soviet delegates with the
position of the Allied governments,
who declare they will steadfastly
stand by the resolutions adopted at
Cannes on which the conference was
founded.
The situation is made more critical
by the French premier’s frank warn
ing in his address at Bar-Le-Duc yes
terday that France will withdraw
from the conference if she is unable
to see that the ideas express by the
French cabinet before parliament can
triumph.
These French demands virtually in
clude maintenance of the war repara
tions figures, disbarment of all dis
armament discussions and no change
at Genoa of existing treaties. In
addition France insists on rigid ad
herence to the Cannes resolutions
which call for the payment of Russia’s
pre-war debts and the restoration by
the Soviet of foreigners’ property in
Russia.
The conference of experts on the
Russian question broke up yesterday
and adjourned sine die because the
experts representing the powers found
the Russians' new set of proposals ab
solutely in contradiction to the So
viet iftte accepting the Allies’ terms
as a basis for future delberations.
Yesterday the Bolsheviki announced
their disinclination to restore private
property because everything was na
tionalized in Russia, but in their note
of acceptance they voiced willingness
to restore such property or indemnify
the owners provided the country’s war
debts to the Allies were cut down and
financial help for Russia was forth
coming.
Instead of accepting the Allies’ de
mands for the payment of war debts
with the understanding that the debts
be scaled down and the arrears in in
terest either postponed or remitted
in part, the Bolsheviki has an entire
ly different proposition. They asked
the complete annullment of all war
debts.
Whereas they had previously agreed
to the payment of the financial obli
gations due to foreign nationals which
are usually referred to as the pre-war
debts, the Soviet spokesmen asked
for a morartium of thirty years on
these debts and the cancellation of
the interest, according to the allied
version of the meeting. This cancel
lation was to apply both to the past
and to the period of the morartium.
Finally the Russians made clear
that, in refusing to restore private
property in Russia this would not im
ply any surrender by Russian citi
zens of their rights to hold property
in fee simple in foreign lands “Bour
gois” countries where the right to
possess property went with the Bour
goise system.
Such, said the Bolsheviki were their
terms but they could only grant them
on condition that the powers repre
sented at Genoa would at first recog
nize the Soviet government and ac
cord it adequate financial help for its
proper economic reconstruction.
“Under these conditions," said Sir
Laming Worthington-Evans, chairman
of the meeting, “we cannot discuss
any further. We must refer this mat
ter to our respective governments.” It
was then decided to adjourn 'the sit
ting. sine die. and the experts which
the Russians arranged to meet today
and go over the entire situation.
The Russians contend that their
general attitude as to making a treaty
with the powers has been misinter
preted and one of the delegates also
charged that faulty translations had
been made of their counter-sugges
tions last week.
Despite the serious outlook, the
heads of the various delegations have
not abandoned all hope. Some, how
ever, frankly informed the Associated
Press last night that they saw no pos
sibility cf making an arrangement
with the Soviets unless the latter
radicals modified their program.
While the Bolsheviki have given up
their counter claims for damage
charged to foreign nterventfons in
Russia, the story wpnt the rounds of
the delegation last night that they
will hold the United States morally
responsible for the presence of the
Japanese troops in Siberia, since the
Japanese occupied the territory not
only co-jointly with American troops
but actually at the request of tne
American government. “In that oase,"
said one of the Japanese, jokingly,
(Continued on page 8.)
Iwia&i';'- ' '
Lakeland Evening Telegram
FULL LEASED WIRE REPORT OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Poincaire Wants Genoa Con
ference To Know French
Attitude German Matters
Paris, April 25. —(By the Associated
Press.) —Premier Poincare has not
’ adopted any plan for the further mili
tary occupation of Germany in case of
a default in the German reparation
payments on May 31, it was asserted
i in official circles today. The premier’s
speech, yesterday, in which he de
! glared France would, if necessary, un
dertake alone to see that the treaty
of Versailles was executed in case of
a default, is said to have been in
tended to make the government’s pol
icy clear and put an end to the criti
cisms that France was persisting in
an obscure attitude.
That there is plenty of time to con
sider what ghould best be done to
oblige Germany to respect her en
gagements was pointed out, but M.
Poincare desired to clear the ground
right now before action at Genoa on
Prime Minister Lloyd-George’s plan to
commit all. Europe to a policy of
hands off other people’s territories un-
IMPROVEMENTS CHANGE
ADAMS BUILDING TO
“WHITE WAY BLOCK”
The business building known as
the Adams block has recently under
gone a transformation, and now looms
up' as one of the prettiest as well as
the best lighted blocks in the city.
The old awning over the sidewalk
has been torn down and with it the
unsightly posts that supported it. The
new awning is mostly of steel and
is supported from poles at each end
only.
A pretty balcony has been added
! to the front.
I The back of the building has under
gone a similar improvement, anew
awning and balcony having been put
thereto.
While this work was going on a com
prehensiva program of repairs and
minor improvements was carried out,
while extensive painting operations
have added to the newness and at
tractiveness of the building.
This block is lighted by the white
'way lights used throughout the busi
ness section, but now has. in addi
tion, a chain of small lights entirely
along the front awning, which has
led the occupants of the building to
call it "the White Way block." .
The firms occupying the building
are the Grocerteria, which has a gen
erous space, including two of the
store rooms, the Owens Dry Goods
store, Henley’s Drug store, Dwyer’s
bakery and Theo Apostolou's fruit
stand and lunch room.
The building is owned by Robert
j Bryant.
I LOOK FOR LAMBTON
BELIEVED TO BE LOST
IN LAKE SUPERIOR
Sault Ste. Marie. Mich., April 25.
The steamer G. R. Gray was in Lake
Superior today searching for wreck
age or survivors of the small light
tender Lamhton. believed by marine
men to have foundered with seven
teen men during the severe storm of
last week. This belief was strength
ened last night with the passing of
the Midland Prince, the crew of which
saw the Lambton as she was battling
with the huge waves last Wednesday.
Both vessels were near Caribou is
land when the gale overtook them.
The master of the Midland Prince de
scribed it as the worst storm he ever
hed experienced. Shortly after it de
scended the light tender disappeared
but the Midland Prince's crew could
not say for a certainty that the small
er craft had foundered.
No down bound vessels have re
ported sighting wreckage since the
passing of the Collingwood and the
Valcartier Sunday night.
ON WALL STREET
New York. April 25.—Reactionary
tendencies dominated the early deal
ings in today’s stock market; declines
out numbering gains for the first time
in several weeks. Among the few ex
ceptions were United States Steel and
Studebaker, both scoring fractional
advances. New Haven, leader of the
preceding session, opened unchanged
but soon lost half a point. Oils as a
group were moderately lower with
rials and equipments. Columbia Gas
made the one noteworthy gain, rising
13-8 points. Automobile specialities,
notably the rubber tire division added
to yesterday's gains. Federal Mining
and Smelting preferred also displayed
pronounced strength. Foreign ex
changes were irregular, German marks
forfeiting much of their recent recov
ery.
SEABOARD GETS LOAN; WILL
. PURCHASE NEW EQUIPMENT
Washington, April 25.—Several rail
roads by finance orders of the Inter
state Commerce Commission today
were authorized to proceed with the
purchase of new rolling stock and
their security Issues necessary for pay
ment of the costa were approved.
Among them was the Seaboard Air
line. which in accordance with ar
rangements completed last week was
given a direct loan of 84,400,000 from
the government with which It will pur
chase twenty-five locomotives, 1,800
freight cars and rebuild 3,000 cars now
In bad order.
der all circumstances should be put
into force.
The French premier, it is explained,
considered it necessary to let the
Genoa conference know exactly tne
attitude of France before the confer
ence took a stand which the French
delegation found itself unable to ap
prove. The sentiments expressed by
Premier Poincare in his declarations
yesterday at Bar-Le-nuc were reflect
ed throughout France by leading pub
■ lie men at the sessions of the general
councils of the departments.
The monarchists are worked up to
j the highest pitch and have placarded
the dead walls of Paris with posters
demanding a march on Berlin. Offi
cials close to the premier, however,
depreciate the idea that he will take
any drastic precipiate action. They
forecase an earnest effort to find some
means of putting pressure upon Ger
many without employing the army.
CHILDREN’S WEEK
OBSERVED AT FIRST
i METHODIST CHURCH
!
Children’s week is being observed
jut the First Methodst church and ser
vices are being held each evening, be
j ginning at 8 o'clock and closing at
j nine.
Special services have been arrang
ed for each evening as follows:
Tuesday night is Sunday school
night. The service will have special
-reference to the great work of the
| Sunday school. Wednesday night is
j organization night. This service will
! have special reference to the import
] ancp of the organizations in the
I church.
Thursday night will be high school
! night. This service will have special
j reference to our high school boys
| and girls. Teachers and pupils are
' cordially invited to attend,
j Friday night, special service with
! reference to parents and home,
j There will be a special program for
the children in the. Men's Bible Class
room Friday night.
There was a good congregation on
i Monday night. Brother Ellis of Geor
i gia. preached.
You are cordially invited to all of
| these services. *
SEAPLANE, SANTA MARIA,
MISSING WITH SIX
PASSENGERS ABOARD
I
Key West, April 25.—The commer
| cial seaplane Santa Maria which left
| here Monday at 6 a. m. for Nassau
! with 6 persons on board including one
woman has not arrived at its destin
ation and naval planes of the Atlan
tic squadron are out in search of it.
On board the plane were pilots
Musick and Richardson, Mechanic
Roderick, Dr. Eugene Lowe pharma
cist, Leslie Curry and a woman pass
ener from Havana whose name has
not been learned.
The flying boat Ponce de Leon own
ed by the Aeroplane Aerways Com
pany, whch operates the Santa Mar
ia, joined the naval planes in the
search today and it was said here that
planes from Miami also would put to
sea. At the local office of the Aero
plane Company, officials said they i
hoped owing to heavy winds off 1
Andres islands the Santa Maria had
been anchored at the shoals. The
Santa Maria was being prepared for a
flight to New York and had con
siderable fooi|| and spare parts! on!
board.
Dr. Lowe and Curry were enroute j
to Nassau to attend Duke Schiller,.
seaplane pilot mpbbed and seriousl.,
injured at Nassau last week when it
is believed he was mistaken for a
prohibition officer.
INDICTMENT CHARGES
WILL BE HEARD TODAY
Charlestown, W. Va., April 25.—(8y
the Associated Press.) —Progress of
the trials of district offices and mem
bers of the United Mine Workers on
indictments in connecton with the,
march of armed men in the southern |
West Virginia coal fields last summer
was further delayed in circuit court
here this morning when Judge J. M. 1
Woods ordered a recess until 2 p. m.
SHIP YARDS HAVE INCREASED
FORCES SAYS THE SHIP
BUILDERS ASSOCIATION,
Philadelphia, April 25.—Twelve of
the ship yards along the Atlantic
coast have slightly Increased their
working forces since January 1 and
nine have made a reduction accord
ing to reports recolve dby the Allan (
tic (oast shipbuilders association for
the quarter ended March 31. The re
ports of several yards have not been
received but officials of the associa
tion said today the indications were
that the cut in the working forces
was at an end and most of the cone
panies were taking on more men.
The twenty one concerns frqm
which treports ha ye received
now employ about 22,000 men, exclu
sive of supervisory forces, as against
58,000 a year ago.
LAKELAND, FLORIDA, TUESDAY. APRIL 25, 1922
“GET ALL MEN”
IS ORDER OF
; KY. JUDGE
Judge Decides Whole
sale Plan In Cleaning
I Up Hills of Murderers
and Moonshiners
Feudists Join Hands In
Helping Clean Out Mill
I Creek
i | Manchester, Ky., April 25.--Feudists
of Clay county, who a few months
1 1 ago were ready to shoot opposing
1 1 clans on sight, have joined hands
I with each other and with the civil att
• tiiorities to clean up Mill Creek fol
- lowing the action of Circuit Judge
'jHiram J. Johnson who yesterday is
| sued warrants for the arrest of two
! j hundred residents of the nuuntain
I territory. All persons in the Mil!
) Creek territory over twelve years old
•will be taken into custody by the
! posse in Judge Johnson’s drive to
; stop lawlessness in the mountains of
, I Kentucky. Possemen are combing
lithe hills and bringing in prisoners.
; Reparts made by returning officers
i are to the effect that many of these
| for whom warrants have been issued
j have voluntarily* surrendered and
jare coming into Manchester. Others
jure planning to leave the county, and
i some have intimated that they will
1 not come, according to officers Judge
[Johnsons instructions were ’’bring
I the men in.'' and he announced that
1 he was going to clean up Mill Creek
lif it required the assistance of one
! thousand soldiers.
After issuing sixty warrants Judge
- Johnson decided upon tile wholesale
• plan and ordered all residents over
1: twelve years ot age arrested. Tim
I and George Philpott and the Ponder
I I brothers, who were leaders in the
fight against one another in the feud
| which raged in the Little Goose
| neighborhood until the last term of
jeourt, are members of the posse scek
j ing out the alleged law-hrakers.
The trouble about Mill Creek began
[Thursday when John Taylor, who bad
been summoned as a witness in a
j land suit, was shot to death from
ambush. Deputy Sheriff Pitt Slivers
! later that day was sent into the neigh-
I borhood with four others to serve
| warrants for persons wanted in con
; neetion with the shooting and other
1 cases. They were attacked by sixteen
1 men in ambush. Mr. B'ivers was shot
! from his horse and three horses in
- the party stopped bullets, their riders
J escaping by hiding until darkness
i fell. Deputy Sheriff D. W. White, Jr.,
-and Robert Hacker, members ot the
j party, reported that “moonshining is
I rampant in the Mill Creek section.’’
! They said the ambushers who attack
led them were armed with high-pow
jered rifles and large calibre pistols.
A conspiracy among the Mill Creek!
j residents to thwart the law lias ex
| isted for several months, they de-;
dared. Those who are in the con- •
j spirac.v have agreed to prevent ar-:
j rests of members bv force of arms
land, if necessary, to kill officers who
'might attempt to make arrests, the
officers said.
The plotters have agreed among
themselves that they will kill any -
who oppose the-ir illegal practices, j
according to the two deputy sheriffs, i
j Judge Johnson gave instructions!
I when he issued the wholesale war
! rants, that every dwelling and out-1
! bouse in the neighborhood of Mill j
I Creek be searched and all high- j
! cowered rifles and large calibred pis- |
j tols be taken into court.
HELLO BILL! ELKS TAKE JAX
Jacksonville. April 25.—Although ;
annual state convention does not lie
gin here until tomorrow members of!
the benevolent ana protective order [
of Elks were arriving on every train j
to attend what the "Bills” regard as
the one big meeting of the year. The
convention will begin tomorrow morn
Ing at 11 o’cloek and the street par
ade will be a feture of the after- ;
noon. After thp parade the visitors
j will go to Pablo Beach for a dip I>,
the surf.
Other entertainment tenures in- 1
| elude a theatre party Thursday after-1
jnoon and a dance and vaudeville show j
j Thursday night. The concluding '
(business session will be held oil Fri
| day morning.
j GET $150,000 IN ONE CRACK
|
Baltimore. Anril 25. —Two bold up
men stopped Mcrris Bre3tein, a jewel i
broker, near his home in East Balti-'
j more today knocking him down with
a blow from the butt end of a pistol
and snatched up a case holding dia
monds and jewelry which Brestein
declares to be worth $150,000 from
his hand. The two ‘men unmasked
stepped into an automobile which
was standing at the curb and drove
away.
Five or six persons were standing
in a few feet of Brestein when he
w*is attacked and before anyone could
make any outcry the machine had
disappeared.
SEC’Y WAR WEEKS URGES APPROPRIATION
COMMITTEE FOR LARGER FORCE REG. ARMY
Washington. April 25.—The 115,000!
enlisted strength army bill passed by
•he House provides a military struc
ture “below the safe minimum re
quirements of the nation." Secretary
Weeks told the Senate appropriations
committee today in urging that ap
propriations for the next fiscal year
Permit a force of 15,000 officers and
150,000 nten to be maintained in the
tegular army. Should the House pro
posals prevail, be added, not only
would the regulars suffer, but over
■.eas garrisons would lie "inadequate"
and the development of “citizen com
ponents of our national defense sys
tem" would be seriously checked.
"I am aware ot no issue that at the
present' tme threatens to involve us
in international complications,” Mr.
Weeks said. “There is no evidence
of foreign designs against us. We
must, however. recognize that
throughout the greater part of the
world a condition of unrest prevails
which rentiers the permanence of
world peace uncertan.
“It is certain that to remain weak
HILLSBOROUGH
FAILS CONVICT
IN AUTO CASE
The Hillsborough county case
against J. G. Flynn and D. M. Bryant
of Lakeland came up in Tampa Mon
day and the information was quash
ed, being considered too indefinite to
warrant a conviction.
The defendants were accused of the
larceny of an automobile belonging
I to a Tampa man about a year ago.
When the case was first called it
was continued because Flynn was tin
charges, Bryant being arrested later,
der arrest in Polk county on similar
As similar cases against both of the
defendants are pending in Polk coun
ty, it is intimated that Hillsborough
county will take no further
action, but leave the matter up to
Polk.
One charge against Flynn came up
in this county at the recent term of
j the circuit court, but was dismissed
i because of a discrepancy in the in
dictment and the evidence .the one
describing the car in question as a
Ford sedan and the other as a Ford
j touring car.
In the Hillsborough county case the
defendants were dismissed ’because
the indictments referred to the stolen
i car merely as a Ford touring car.
model 1921. which it was held, would
lit thousands of cars, and was there
fore not sufficient to identify the car
in question.
Flynn was represented by C. A. Bos
, well of Bartow and Bryant by Edwin
j Spencer, jr., of Lakeland.
PLANS FOR MAJOR
• RAILROAD SYSTEMS DIS
CUSSED BY COMMISSION
Washington, April 24. —Considera-
tion of the plan for construction of all
major railroads of the United States
into nineteen great systems was in
augurated today b>’ the interstate
commerce commission.
The plan as it affected the south
east quarter of the United Suites was
token up first and Commissioner Hall,
assisted by examiners, opened the
hearings with a request of interested
parties present for an exchange of
views as to how the general study
should proceed.
WILL BE MORE THAN AN
INQUEST SAYS ATTORNEY
Los Angeles, Cal.. April 25.—More
[than an inquest over the body of
l Constable M. B. Mosher, killed early
Sunday when a band of masked and
j armed men of which he was a ntem
[ber. raided the home of Mathias and
I Fidel Eldcayen, at Englewood, a su-
I burh, was in prosnect today.
\V. C. Doran, chief deputy district
[attorney declared that while the pri
mary cause of an inquest was to de
termine the cause of death in this
! case he proposed to try to leant who
[composed the raiding party—various
ly estimated at from 100 to 250 meti
—and who and what inspired them
Mr. Doran said there was' doubt
[that Frank Woeruer, night marshal
inf Englewood who responded to ap
'peals of neighbors of the Elduavens
was justified in firing the shots which
killed Mosher and wounded his son.
Waiter E. Mosher. and Leonard
Rttegge. a deputy sheriff, the latter
seriously.
Witnesses subpoenaed for the in
ouest include young Mosher and Rueg
ge, both members of the band of
raiders, Wm. S. Colburn and W. G.
Pride, respectively grand goblin and
King Kleagle. Pacifie domain, knights
of the Ku Klux Klan. the Elduayen
brothers, who were bound and car
ried six miles from home: Marshal
Woerner; R. C. Knickerbocker, a re
porter for the Los Angeles Examiner
who was present at the raid and a
photographer for that newspaper.
FIRES ASSISTANT
ATTORNEY GENERAL
The order of removal was sinned by
Assistant Attorney General Holland
and was made public by the depart
ment. In a lot nr to Watt*, Mr. Hol
land said the clap was taken “inas
much as you have knowingly and wil
fully violated the rul,es of the depart
ment which as you must be aware
conatlfute a breach of truat.”
THE WORLD’S NEWS AT YOUR
DOOR
1 and unprepared in the face of such a
situation is to invite aggression.
“The army needs stability more
titan anything else, Mr. Weeks said,
recounting the double ettt in the
strength of the force made last year
and the consequent reorganizations
! required.
"If this situation is to continue from
year to year," lie added, "it must have
a serious effect upon the development
: of our whole system of national de
j tense."
, Mr. Weeks said tile House bill made
j "inadequate provision for the healthy
\ growth of tlie National Guard and for
ts proper field training." As to the
i organized reserves. He pointed out
that it was sought in peace times only
j to create the officer frame work and
the annual training of the reserve of
i ficers on whom at war time much
j would depend. The war department
i had asked funds to train only
j 20,000 of the 65,000 reserve officers
; during the coming year" as no ade
-1 quate provision" for keeping up their
j training since the war had been made,
he said.
EXPENDITURES
PLANNED FOR
POSTAL DEPT.
I Washington, April 25.--Large ex
penditures will be necessary to bring
the two and a half million miles of
! rural highways in the United States
j up to the standard of efficiency com
| parable to their extended use in
1 Motor transportation in the opinion
[ of the joint congressional commission
whose general conclusions on the sub
i ject were announced today by Chair
: man Anderson. in the second report
! on the commission’s studies, the
| first having dealt with agricultural
freight rates the chairman also made
I known its conclusions regarding Elec
‘ trie Railway development as affecting
rural communities and questions re
j luting to the postal service.
Tlie commission. Chairman Ander
son said, will recommend that Con
! gress continue to promote an adequ
ate program of highway construction
j and maintenance directed to (he
j more effective correlation of higlt
ia> transportation with rail and wa
ter transportation and that the states
counties also continue their highway
, programs with particular reference
to farm to market roads.
I The necessity of co-operation among
j the states to effect a uniform basis
i for taxing motor trucks and other
j motor vehicles, to fairly report the
| proportion of highway expense charge
able to such vehicles, will be urged
i well us tlie need for uniform regula
iby the commission, it was said, as
i tion of motor traffic.
"The commission will recommend
jto Congress}” the Chairman said.!
| "that a study be made to determine.
| what branches of the postal service [
are self sustaining with a view to,
making the entire service self sus '
; taining. or more nearly in accord
ance with the costs. This should
be done by proper readjustments of
* charges and removal of present rate'
inconsistencies. The purpose of hold
ing the postal service responsive to
the needs of the agricultural common
i ity should be so substantially kept (
in view."
GEN. IN IRISH REP. ARMY
SHOT AT ATHLONE BRIDGE
- Dublin. April 25.—(8y Associated!
Press.)— Brigadier Gen. Adamson, in
(command of the Athlone Bridge of
j the regular Irish Republican army, -
j was shot dead todav near the head
! quarters of the Independent Repub
lican forces in Alhlore.
An official communique from the
j headquarters of the regualr army in
| Beggars Bush Barrancks. this city,!
said:
"Brigadier General Adamson of the
j Athlone Bridge was shot dead in the!
I streets of Athlone. The General |
! was returning to the barracks near
: the hotel where the mutinous troops
have their headquarters. He was
- suddenly confronted by a group of
armed men who ordered him to
| throw up his hands. The General,
being alone, complied and while his
' arms were raised, the assailants de
, liheratelv fired into him. Several of
the mutineers! officers were arrest
i ed.
I
G. A. R. CONVENTION IN MIAMI
Miami. April 24.—Northern veter
- ans of the war between the States be
' gan to arrive In Miami today for the
. thirtv-ninth annual encampment of
the Florida department of the Grand
Army of the Republic. The encamp
ment will open tonight with a recep
tion at a local hotel It is expected
that. Thursday will be the big day.
The old soldiers will parade that
morning and in the evening they will
conduct a patriotic mans meetine. that
being the moth anniversary of the
j birth of U. S. Grant.
The other state conventions tomor
row. The thirtieth annual convoca
tion of the Episconal missionary dio
cese and the annual convention of the
Florida Furniture and Storage Asso
ciation begins in the morning.
THE WEATHER
Florida: Generally fair tonight and
Wednesday.
STRIKE DELAY
WEARING ON
COAL MINERS
152,000 Miners In An
thracite Region Clearly
Tired of Vacation
Want Sub-Committee
On Wage Contract To
Show More Speed—
Restlessness Shown
Now York. April 25.—Anthracitemin
ers officials returning to New York
to resume conferences with operators
in an effort to end the strike de
clared they would add another de
mand to the nineteen already sub
committees on wage contracts. The
152,000 idle men in the anthracite re
gion are clearly tired of their vaca
tion and are becoming impatient over
the delay in the settlement of the
strike.
Among the coal operators a similar
dissatisfaction with progress of ne
gotiation was expressed. Local of
ficials of the coal companies are
I. they said that their unpre
paredness to tell the miners what
wage reductions will be demanded,
practically deadlocked the sub-com
mittee.
Delays in submitting an opera
tors’ program were reported by some
officials today to be caused by their
failure to agree upon what reductions
shall be made. So-called radical
operators would cut wages to approx
imately a pre-war basis, it was said,
while others would revert to the 1917
scale.
Members of the sub-committee an
nounced that a vote was being taken
by the operators in an effort fo agree
upon a. scale to which all would ad
here. in case the miners refused to
accept.
A nationwide check up of bitumin
ous resources was begun today by
both miners and operators, to deter
mine What extent the strike haa de
pleted stocks on hand. Some con
cern is expressed among (he union
men at circulated reports that non
union mines had kept up the demands
of industry since the strike was call
ed April 1.
These reports were corroborated by/
producers and agents who claim that
despite the threatened shortage tho
"visible supply of soft coal is greater
now than it was a month ago. The
Eastern market bad weakened in
stead of growing stronger, it was
said. in New England, where trans
portation is a greater factor than in
any other Eastern market, non union
coal was reported yesterday to be
ouoted at less than the cost of pro
duction. with a few buyers.
MINERS BEGIN WORK
IN SOME PLACES
Pittsburgh. Pa.. April 25.—Resump
tion of a number of non-union mines
in the Favette and West Moreland
districts which had been dosed by
•be coal strike was reported today by
railroads handing itheir product. In
cluded in tile number was the Calu
met of the IT C Prick Coke Comnany.
Others in the list were the Hill Ton
<>f the March Coal Companv: Arona of
the Kevstotie Coal and Coke Com
nany: Smithfarm of the Byers and
trim Comnanv. In addition it was said
that twenty-six coke ovens had been
fired at the Cnller's mine of the Frick
rvminanv, while the VV. J. Wrain Com
panv ncreased operations at the Stew
art and Pan! plants, both of will'll had
hen affected lie the strike. On the
eastern hank of tho Monongahela riv
er jp firpon and Washington counties
the Crucible and Mathers mines also
were reported working with increased
forces. All the union mines on the
Monongahela river district, however,
were reported comnletely shut down
and not a car of coke was handled
vesterilay on the ralroads tapping that
district.
NEW PACKING PLANT
FOR AUBURNDALE
Anhurndnlp. Anril 25 —Prowess of
the citrus industry in this section of
which Auburndale is the center. has
passed bevond the capacity of tlio
nsrUinc olant operated here bv the
Auburndale Citrus Growers’ Associa
tion and as a result anew and more
modern structure lias been planned.
The new buildinr will stand on the
site of the present plant, a frame
structure and will be built of steel
end concrete. It is expected to
have to cost approximately $25,000
and will have a capacity of four cars
a day.
SARAH KNOX ON TRIAL
FOR MURDER TODAY
Montrnss. Vn.. Anril 25.—Miss Sa
rah K. Knox. Baltimore trained nurse,
went on trial in West Moreland coun
ty circuit court here todav on the
cbaree of bavin* murdered Mrs. Mar
caret Fastlake at Colonial Beach in
last September. Selection of a Jury .
was exnected to take up at least an
entire day.
Amonr those exnected to testify at
the trial is Borer D. BasMaka. a naval
petty officer and husband of the dead
woman, who was indicted jointly witU4
Miss Knox for the murder but waf J
acquitted at a separate trial here iMfIS
December.
No. 149

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