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roiM'I.AM). OREGON. rUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
LEAGUE CHEERS AT
WORDS FROM H LL
T. B. Wilcox Delivers
STATE MAY AID PUBLICITY
Governor-elect to Ask $20,
000 for Advertising Fund.
MAYOR RODGERS SPEAKER
Salem's Executive Welcomes Dele
gates to Development Convention
and Vrges Opening of State's
AI.EM. Or Nov. :.-5peefal. TSee-
flirt R Wilcox, president of the Oregon
DerelopTTient Tissue, electrified the open
ing session at Stilem today with the state
ment. "Last Jure James J. II in. the Tin
r-lre builder of the Northwest, gave mo
Mi word that lia would not only Invade
tha territory of the Harrlman system,
known as th Star of Oregon, but gave
ma permission to Quota him: The exact
words used by Mr. Hill were:
" "More miles of railroad win ha built
m the State of Oregon during the next
five year, than In any state In the
L'nlon except Montana. I would hare
done It before If I could hare rotten
the mor.ry together.'
From my other conversations with Mr.
tllll. I feel able to say to thla cooven
tlon that Oregon la to be opened by rail
roads for the development anre to come.
and that the vast wilderness known aa
Central Ore iron 111 be made a easily
accessible as the suburbs of Portland."
State May Aid Publicity.
Of eual Importance to. the state waa
the promise from Charles I McNary.
repreawntlrg Oswald West. Governor
elect, that the Incoralnit Executive would
recommend aa appropriation of $20,000 per
annum for the publication of a state ad
vertising book, the resources of each
county to be given apace.
In such words did . President Wilcox
begln his speech accepting the hospitality
of the rapiox city aa extended by Mayor
Rodgers. and aa the message fell from
hla lire It elicited enthusiasm no least
marked than did the addresa of welcome
by the Chief EjtecutiTe of (he city, who
advocated the opening of the reaourcee
of the state to the farmer and the home
Known a the man who "held Hill's
eoattalla for 14 years." while demanding
coo st rue tic a of the North Bank road
Into Portland. Mr. Wilcox spoke for the
Empire Builder who lu definitely In
formed the officers of the convention
that he cannot be here) to make his own
promisee of the aid hi railroads will
extend In the development of Oregon,
the purpose of the convention.
Politics Not Tooobed.
It le probable that nothing will be corv
sidered by the league beyond dlsrus
alorw of the best methods to be employed
In advertising the state and contributing
to Ita development. The leaders are op
posed to the Idea, of passing resolutions
which may have a political complexion,
and for that reason It la not expected
thy will go on record In favor of the
sentiment expressed by George P.
Ttodgrrs. Mayor of Salem, concerning
conservation at a large area of Oregon
territory. The Oregon Development
I-eacn- la declared to be the only or
ganisation of rts kind In the United
States which has ever proved a success,
and the opinion of Its founders Is that
It baas lived because of having kept away
from everything but advertising.
The Rotmd-t'p at PencUeton win be
Indorsed as one of the unique advertising
features of the state, and Spokane will
be asked to abandon It s announced In
tention of presenting such a show next
year. Pendleton delegates amy they rep
resent a portion of the Inland Empire and
that ths Round-Up Idea la their original
property by rtgLt of discovery.
Astoria Plana Favored.
Astoria's delegation has a walkaway
f?r the Indorsement of the proposed cen
tennlsl celebration of the founding of
the frs? city In Oregon, but Medford Is
n.H ready to concede that Astoria Khali
l-ave the honor of entertaining the next
annual convention of the league, and
the delegates from the aouth are being
Joined by ether Willamette Valley cities.
Kuxene sent a delgatlon of 10 numbers of
commercial organizations to Salem last
The convention was called to order In
the hall of the House of Representatives
it 11 o'clock this) morning by Thomas B.
Kay. president of the Salem Board of
T'ad. the assembly-room being well
filled with acoredld delegatea Mayor
Rodcra was the orst speaker, who ex
tended a welcome to the league and
commented upon the remarkable growth
of the state. The Mayor said:
"I believe la making the best and
fullest use of those things which a kind
Providence has bestowed upon us without
va'ttng for the consent of posterity. I
he" leva In developing Oregon as we find
her. I beltev that every acre that win
yield to the plow, every stream that
will water the land, evrrr mountain tliat
will give ita mineral, and every forest
that w:U furnish the means of shelter
ICeaclaUed ea fas!
ANSWER AID CALL
DFF.in.TlNO CASHIER SENDS
TI.EA FROM MEXICO.
Damp Jail and Poor Food I Mak
ing Wilson It. Evan Sick.
Hundred Dollnrs la Sent.
Ut9 ANGELES. Cnl Sw. J ?peclal.
"Wilson F Evan ex-teller of the Farm-
. aV Merchant. National Bank, wno
decamped September 17. with over
of the Institution's funds, telegraphed
friends here today that he Is starving In
the Mexican prison at Acaptilco, and f.00
wee sent Mm.
Evara. who was actively engaged In the
hunt for the Times buiUiing dynamiters.
had not been directly heard from before.
and his friends believe he Is actually la
a desperate condition.
How he managed to get a telegram
out la puxxllr.g them, however. He says
that the Jail fare Is Jnauffldent to main-
tain a normal man. and la ill smelling
when served. The high-living ex-bank
teller Is confined within bare, damp walls
with no artificial h-sting, and declares
the cold In th-diingeon near the sea ke
Intolerable, and has made him sick. He
languishes pending the arrival of requisi
Some attaches of the bank from which
he stole are snld to have contributed to
the relief fund'for hlni.
CAR SEIZED BY PATRONS
Contenders for 3 -Cent Fare at Se
attle Engage In Riot.
'SEATTLE. Wtli, Nov. rS. The eon-
test between citlxena living In the ter
ritory south of Orchard Beach and the
Seattle, Ronton & Southern Railway
over the collection of more than a E
cent fare within the city limits, took a
serious turn tonight.
A riot broke out when a crew at
tempt 1 to run their car onto a eld
track because one of the passengers
would not pay the full 10-cent fare.
The angry passengers selxed control
of the oar, broke all the windows and
held an Impromptu mass meeting. In
which ISO rcaldents of the neighbor
A squad of policemen quelled the dis
order and accompanied the car on the
rest of the trip.
The man who started the disturbance
was allowed to remain on the car.
Traffic on the line waa tied up two
Hope of Finding I-ot Hanker
About Given Up.
BOISE. Idaho, Nov. 21. Hope of
finding B. K. Corbln. vice-president of
the "Union Savings Building and Trust
Company, of thla city, who became lost
n the mountalna west of Yellowstone
Park one week ago, lias been all but
A heavy snow has fallen since Cor
bln disappeared and It Is thought Im
possible that he can be still alive.
Search, however, has not been aban
doned and today United States troops
atatloned In Tellowatone Park were or
dered to Join In the apparently vain
Half a doxea searching parties are
tramping over the rugged mountains
of Fremont County, where Corbln waa
ast seen. Corbln became separated
from hla party November IS. The par
ty was bunting big game.
TACOMA'S PAYROLL GROWS
Commission Form of Government
Falls to Cat Down Expenses.
TACOMA. Wssb, Nov. IS (Special.)
Statementa Issued today by the City
Controller show that the city payrolls,
under the first six months of the com
mission plan of government have been
140.000 more than for any similar period
under the old form of government.
During the campaign Mayor Kawcett
had promised a saving of some $:i0.
000 annually. The Controller's report
shows that salaries In the six months
the Commission baa been In office have
been t410JT2.ll. as compared with
I171.0S7.12 for the same period under
the old form of government.
SHOWMAN AIDS CRIPPLES
J. I Krrnaiv, of Baltimore, Give
$100,000 for Children' Hospital.
BALTIMORE. Nov. ZS. Announce
ment was made today of a gift by
James I- Kernan. a local theatrical man
and hotel proprietor, of property val
ued at $100. 0f for the establishment
here of an Institution to be known as
the James Iiwrence Kerun Hospital
and Industrial School for' Crippled
Children. It Is said to be Mr. Kernan's
Intention to endow the hospital per
petually. The children will be taught trades
In addition to being treated for what
ever diseases they may have.
EXPLOSION JJGHTS CITY
S.500, 000 Gallons of Gasoline Go
I'p In Flames Near Berlin.
BERLIN. Nov. Jt. Four tanks, con
taining J.500.000 gallons of benslne, ex
ploded tonight In the suburb of Rum
melxbur?. There were no fatalities, but the
whole city was lfcitted up by the
The damage Is estimated at $.150. nnO.
Other tanks, holding 2,000,000 gallons,
war endaagared. ....
IN HIVEfl BUDGET
$150,000 Asked to Dig
From Portland to Sea.
rtlflllirrnp IIIUT CO OCQ EMI
UlUlilLLrlO liHIII J,UU,JUU
$950,000 Needed to Improve
Mouth at Ocean.
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Army Hoard Recommend". Big Ap
propriation for Waterway of
NorthwestFreight Rates Drop
aa Result of Dredging.
LARGE ".Ota ABKRrt FOR NORTII
Mouth of Columbia River t.-n.ono
Hlver from lortiand to Sea; lr.o.ono
Willamette above Portland.. 20.000
Onlunkole at Vancouver a.000
Celllo canal 6OO.O0O
Columbia from relllo to
mouth of Snake River.... Sn.non
Fnake Klver lyonl)
Stasia w Klver eo.oort
Tillamook Bay (vein
Coos I lay 40.0110
Vowllts and Iewla Rivers.... 5.000
Grays River SOO
Kntranr to ftrays Harbor.. SOO.Otx)
inner Oraya Hachor lo.oih
I'uset Hound snd tributaries, so.ooo
Eoohomltb River 7.'i.0(M)
PT HARRT J. RROWN.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
Ington, Nov. 28. (Special.) If the
rivers and harbors committee of the
House appropriates all amounts recom
mended by the Chief of Army Knfrl-
neera for river and harbor wjrk In the
Pacific Northwest. the forthcoming
bill will carry a total of $2.2(8,000 for
that section, the bulk of the money
going to the Columbia River, the main
waterway of the Northwest, and under
the sew . policy of the Administration,
entitled to first consideration.
Extracts from the annual report of
the Chief of Engineers, of which the
foregoing estimates are a part, are:
Columbia Fund Big. '
The river and harbor act df June
5. 1910. made an appropriation of
$1,200,000 for the Columbia River to
continue Improvement and for mainten
ance. Including repairs and operation
"There has been expended on the ex
isting project to the end of the fiscal
year the sum of $5.5(2.5(2.31. of which
$103,570.11 was expended for altera
tions on the dredge Chinook and may
be considered as applied to mainten
ance. The portion derived from nilscel
laneoua sources, account of sales,
amounted to $1,675.14.
"The operations during the fiscal
year 1110 consisted In rebuilding 41
bents of trestle tramway, which were
carried away by the Wlntir storms,
and In extending It out a farther dls- ,
tance of four bents. A total .of 8I
feet of trestle was built during the
year. Besides this, 471 piles were driven
to strengthen the tramway over that
portion built In previous years.
"A total of 0t,28 tons of stone was
received under contract and dumped on
the Jetty. This atone was ujd In the
enrockment of the Jetty and in rais
ing the enrockment. which had settled
owing to wave action.
Actual work was auspended between
November 1. 190S, and April 3. 1910,
during which period do stone was re
ceived on account of Inclement weather.
iCoouiuded un Pass 14.)
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INDEX OF TODArS NEWS
TE5TKRDAT"8 Maximum temperature, 44
decrees; minimum. 8U decrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly wlnda.
Mexican rebels at Chihuahua reinforced and
trouble Is expected. Page 3.
rltlsh Parllami-nt dissolved; TTlatermen
thratn to rebel If home rune wins.
Army engineers recommend big appropria
tion for improvement of Columbia River,
Physical valuation of railroads believed step
towaxa resulatlon of rates. Fst;e s.
Nation's fight against sugar trust is begun
In New York. Page 2.
Indictments are expected today -In Times
explosion case. Page 2.
Oklahoma mine blast kills 18. Tsge 8
Bullets and stones By In riots of Chicago
garment workers; many lnjureo. Fage 1.
refi,ultlng bank cashier appeals for aid
victims respond. Page 1.
Tear after crime, alleged Lou1rvllie mur
derer Is brought to lace fight for life.
Amateur boxing and wrestHng season opens
at cataollc Young Mens Club tonignt.
Nick Williams sppolnted manager of Port
land Northwestern League team. Page s.
Commercial and Murine.
Farmers selling wheat more freely. Pake 19.
World's wheat supplies In excess of require
ments. Page IP.
Acute weakness of stock market. Page 10.
Grsys Harbor due for Improvement, rays
t'ontmander Klllcott on return from
North. Page IS.
Woman gets double amount as insurance of
missing husband. Page 1.
Women of Washington now have right to
vote. lage 0.
T. B. Wilcox delivers. Hill's message to Ore
son Iievclupment League. Page 1.
Traveling snlemsn Is held aa slayer of his
wife in Idaho. Pago .
Ruins and warm wluda cause floods in O
gnn. Pago 7.
One man outside of state attends interstate
road meeting at Walla Walla. Page 1.
Governor' Benson will return to California
friends fear he cannot perform duties.
Passengers In rate war at Seattle seise
streetcar. Page 4.
Portland aad Vicinity.
Elate Grange member warns farmers' that
single tax law In Oregon would entail
coniiscauon of land. Page IS.
Rathlou, son of Count, and wife ordered held
for grand Jury Investigation. Page 9.
Hawthorne lift span may be ready for
car trafflo by next Monday. Page 0.
Girl, who baa masquerated In male attire
here for three months. Is arrested as
vagrant. Page 12-
Professor Van Daman has high praise for
Western apples. Page 12.
John M. BcotL of O. R. 4 N., says Oregon
exploits apples too much to the exclusion
of other industries. Page v-
Alleged "white slaver" acquitted when court
constitution. Page 14.
Washlnijton-Oregon Railroad Navigation
Company providea for construction of new
line from Portland to sea. Fags o.
Multnomah" County Bar Association meets
tonight to discuss Judicial amendment to
constitution. Page 4.
Civic council accuses School Board of wast
ing funds through t collusive bidding.
HILL'S OPINION OPPOSED
Standard Oil Magnate Optimistic on
NEW YORK, Nov. 28. Among the
men In the financial district who com
mented today pn the pessimistic trade
prospects credited to James J. Hill, of
the Great Northern Railway, was E. T.
Bedford, a director of the Standard Oil
Company, and president of the Corn
Products Refining Company.
Mr. Bedford disagreed with Mr. Hill
and said that he saw no signs of a busi
ness relapse In 1911. This was the way
he voiced his hopes on the outlook.
"I cannot share the pessimistic views
of Mr. Hill.. I believe we are going to
have a slow but healthy recovery in
business, with a gradual strengthenlnc
RECLAMATION REPORT NIGH
Balllnger to Announce Army Engi
neers' Statement Today.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. The Board
of Army Engineers apolnted to exam
ine reclamation projects has completed
The report was delivered to Secre
tary Balllnger today, and will go to
the President tomorrow. It will be
used as a guide In locating the $20,000,
000 to be raised under an act of Con
gress for reclamation work.
JUST CAN'T SATISFY SOME FOLKS.
ALIGN FOR STRIFE
Fate of House of Lords
to Be Decided.
STRUGGLE BITTER IN IRELAND
Ulstermen Threaten to Arm
Against Home Rule.
TAXES MAY BE REFUSED
KinR Dissolves Parliament and Or
ders w Election Betting; Is
That Liberals Will Suffer
.Loss of Strength.
LONDON. Nov. 2S. With the dissolu
tion of Parliament today, &11 formalities
preliminary to the election of a new
Parliament were completed. The procla
mation of dissolution summoned the new
Parliament to assemble on January 31,
Among the first of Its members to be
elected unopposed will be Arthur J. -'Balfour,
the opposition leader, the Liberals
having decided not to contest his seat
On the Stock Exchange, where regular
dealings have been instituted In bets on
the elections, the feeling today seemed
to anticipate a reduction in the Liberal
Ulster Threatens War.
In Ireland the struggle Is growing more
bitter. A meeting of delegates repre
senting every Ulster constituency was
held In Belfast today, at which a resolu
tion was adopted on motion of a Presby
terian minister to draw up a solemn dec
laration refusing to pay rates or taxes
Imposed by a Dublin Parliament or obey
its decrees, while $50,000 was subscribed
on the spot to organ Ire the Ulster men
Into regiments and purchase arms.
At night a monster Union demonstra
tion was held at Ulster JiaJl. Belfast.
The greatest enthusiasm was aroused.
Lord Ijondonderry declared that Ameri
can dollars enabled John Redmond to
hold Asqulth In the hollow of his hand.
If a home rule Parliament were estab
lished, he said. It might be found that
Ulster would utterly decline obedience
to the law.
Sir Edward Carson, formerly Solicitor-
General and Conservative M. P. for Dub
lin University, said they never would
consent to their country being sold for
Walter Hume Long, Unionist M.' P. for
Strand, spoke in the same strain, and
other speakers advocated stern resistance
to the law If home rule were forced
Glad Fisheries Dispute Ended.
The King's speech dissolving Parlia
ment contains a colorless expression of
regret because the conference between
the leaders of the opposing controlling
parties had failed of an agreement
over the reformation of the upper
The longest and most interesting
paragraph, which immediately fol
lowed an allusion to the death of His
Majesty's father, dealt with the recent
arbitration of the Newfoundland fish
eries dispute with the United States,
"l confidently hope the questions
connected with the North AtlanUo
fisheries between Canada and New
foundland 'on the one hand and with
the United States of America on the
other, which have been the subject of
controversy for nearly a century, have
heen at last finally settled by the
Concluded on Page 5. )
WIFE HAS MISSING
FORESTERS PAT DOUBLE COST
OF POLICT, AFTER SCIT.
Litigation of Five Tears Over Mem
ber Who Disappeared Seven Tear
Ago, Victory for Woman.
SPOKANE, Wash., Nov. 2S. (Special.)
Nearly flve years of litigation. lncludV
Ing four trials In the Superior Courts
and four hearings in the Supreme Court
over an original claim of $1000, has been
finally closed- by payment of a Judgment
of nearly $2200 to Mrs. Tena Butler
Schneider by the Independent Order of
The suit was peculiar and since there
was no law on the statute books to cover
the vital points at Issue, some law had
to bo manufactured by the Supreme)
Court, eaeerts counsel for the woman.
The suit grew out of a claim of Mrs.
Tena Butler, widow of August Schneider,
to recover on an Insurance policy, which
he carried In her favor, after he disap
peared for seven years, she having; no
direct proof of hla, death. The Insured
became a member of the Foresters In
January, 1805, when an Insurance policy
for $1000 was Issued to him. In July,
1S9S, he left home, saying he was going
to the mountalna From the day he left
home no trace of him waa ever found.
After seven years, the time after which
the law recognizee a man as dead if his
relatives have heard no trace of him.
Mrs. Schneider, then Mrs. Butler, start
ed suit to recover the $1000 policy carried
by her former hueband. Before her sec
ond marriage, four years after her hus
band's disappearance, Mrs. Butler, in or
der to avoid the possibility of a tangle.
Instituted a formal action for divorce and
secured a decree. The fraternal com
pany held that suoh an action was an
admission on the part of the woman that
her former husband waa still living and
barred any action to recover on the pol
icy since it had lapsed for non-payment
STOLEN GRIP STORY TRUE
Man Fighting Extradition
Innocence to Police.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Nov. 25. (Special.)
When a detective from Los Anpreles
caught one glimpse of Charles J. Wag
ner, of Spokane, who had been arrested
at the request of the Los Angeles po
lice, on a charge of burglary, he an
nounced Wagner was not the man
wanted and that brought about the un
folding of the tale of how a grip
stolen from Wagner caused his arrest.
The stolen grip, which the police of
Los Angeles managed to get hold of
when a Burglar they had captured
made his escape, resulted In Wagner's
arrest, as all his papars were in it as
well aa his Spokane address
Wagner easily proved he was In Spo
kane at the time of the Los Angeles
robbery. Wagner says he hopes the
next time a thief steals anything from
I him he will "hock" it, so that he may
have a chance to recover his belong
ings and be saved going through an
other such unpleasant experience as
he had today.
ITALIAN SLAYS AMERICAN
M i n o Owner Fatally Wounds Assail
ant Before Dying In Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, Nov. 28. Gustavo
Monroe, an American mine owner, was
shot and killed by Jose Sooma, an Ital
ian, in a public garden In Guanajuato
Sunday night. News of the affair has
Just been received here.
The shooting la said to have followed
a quarrel. Monroe snot ana mortally
wounded his assailant before losing
consciousness. Monroe had relatives In
Oakland, Cal., and Kansas City, Kan.
WARSHIPS UP AT AUCTION
nistorlc Fighting Craft Appraised at
but Few Dollars.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 28. The Win-
slow, on board of which Ensign Worth
Bagley, the only officer In the Navy
killed In the Spanish-American War,
lost his life, and the Siren, both of
which are too antiquated for modern
war purposes, will be sold to the
highest bidder on January 2, 1911.
The Winslow has been appraised at
$1768. while the value placed on the
converted yacht Siren is $8000.
STORE CLERK MADE RICH
Wealthy Pittsburg Banker Dies;
Will Remembers Fiancee.
PITTSBURG, Nov. 2R. By the terms
of tlie will of the late Frederick Gwynner,
Jr.. a wealthy banker and contractor,
which was made public today, Miss Mary
A. Lc.h, a department store clerk.
111 receive an annuity of $1000 besides
the dividends from 50 shares of stock
that pay large dividends.
Miss Leech and Mr. Uwynner were en
gaged to be married.
EPIDEMIC CLOSES SCHOOL
Work at Washington and Lee Unl-
Tersity Halted; Middy Victim.
LEXINGTON". Va.. Nov. 28. The ex
istence of typhoid fever at Washington
and Lee University has resulted in the
ending of the Fall term. The univer
sity is to reopen on January 81.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 28. The
24th case of typhoid fever developed at
the Naval Academy today, when Mid
shipman Woodward, of the first class,
was admitted to the naval academy hospital.
BIG STRIKE RIOTS
Girl Shot by Boy De
CHICAGO POLICE USE CLUBS
Bricks Hurled at Women on
Way to Work in Auto.
CHURCHES SEEK HARMONY
Striking Garment Workers Cause of
Three Disorders, Which Biuecoata
Have Trouble in Quelling.
Arrests Thick and Fast.
CHICAGO, Nov. 28. (Special.) Threa
riot of the utmost violence opened tha
day in the garment-workers' strike. A
girl was shot, another girl was beaten
unconscious and a man was knocked
senseless, many persons were Injured by)
flying missies, and five women, four men
and a boy were arrested as a result of
Two cf the rlote took place on the South
Side ind the third, almost at the seme
time, on ,tlie West Side. Almost at tha
same hour, overtures for peace came
from a new angle, that of the churches
whose Interest In the strike has been
aroused. Conferences were held between,
a "Congrigat!onaliBt committee" and
various clothing manufacturers, which.
according to But. W. T. McElveen.
Evanston, head of the committee, held
out a roseate hope of peace.
Those injured ar-a; .
icram.es Vescly, a striking garment
workfr, finger shot ofT and bullet fired .
through palm of left hand by Walter
Miller, a boy of yeans, defending hlsi
sisjer, Viola Miller,- and other girl strike
breakers after a mob attacked them in
the Miller home.
Man Clubbed by Policeman.
Joe Renball. 26 years old. tailor, clubbed
by policeman into unconsciousness, and
taken to t'.w Peoples Hoapltal, later
taken to the Twenty-eecond-street police
Emma Ginto. 13 years old, a laundry-'
worker, beaten unconscious front a blow
on the head by a baseball hat said to be
In the hands of Bertha Pecon, who is
John McCann. police sergeant, knocked
to the ground by a stono thrown, it la
said, by Benballa. in the lirst riot,
scratched and bruised about the face
and neck after responding to the second
Viola Miller, who Is 19 years old, and
several other girl strikebreakers em
ployed by Hart Schaffner and Marx,
have been taken to their places of work:
each day In an automobile sent by th
firm for safety's sake.
Auto Target for Stones.
Today when the auto drew up at 2112
South Troy street, strike pickets gave.
the alarm and a crowd lmmeaiaieiy
gathered. Bricks and stones were thrown
at the Millers' home and several windows
were smashed. The machine also was
bombarded and the chauffeur was forced
to drive away.
The mob surrounded the house, threa
tening to break In the doors when Walter
Miller, aged 12. appeared with a 22-
caliber repeating rifle. Pointing the lit
tle weapon at the crowd, he fired again
and again. Two bullets struck Miss)
Vesely In the left hand, one of tliem
carrying away a finger.
Several of the strikers drew revolvers
and fired at the lad but none of the bul
lets struck him. At this moment tiie
Michigan-treet police arrived in response
to a riot call and dispersed the mob. The
boy was arrested, but declared that he
had fired In defense of his sister.
Riot Call Brings Officers.
The first riot call was received about
S-20 o'clock. Sergeant McCann with Police
men Wright, O'Rourke, Styx. Scanlon and
Kay. went to the scene in the patrol
wagon and found Alexander street, near
Wentworth avenue, blocked with strug
gling, screaming Italians, men, women,
boys and girls.
They charged the crowd with drawn
clubs. Sergeant McCann went down from
being struck on the head with a stone,
just before he reached the crowd. Other
policemen who say they saw Benballa
throw the stone grabbed the man, and
when he resisted clubbed Mm over the
head. Ue fell to the street unconscious
and was sent to the People's Hospital,
where severe scalp wounds were dressed.
A committee of five city officials, in
cluding Mayor Busse, was selected at
a meeting of the City Council tonight
to meet representatives of the striking
garment workers and employers to set
tle the strike.
The committee was chosen upon mo
tion of Alderman Merriam, a professor
in the University of Chicago, and head
of the Merriam Commission, which has
been investigating the operation of all
departments of the city government.
German Leather Trade Endangered.
BERLIN. Nov. 28. The Tageblatt's
financial department states today that
the price of hides Is so high owing to
heavy American buying In German and
other European markets that the Ger
man leather Industry Is endangered.
The paper says a combination of Amer
loan packers Is cutting off the Ger
man supply of South. American hides. .