The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 13, 1918, Page 6, Image 6

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Brotherhood Chief Pictures
j Conditions Since U. S.
i Took Over Roads
Small Wages .Said to Be Rea
son for Large Number of
; Men Quitting ;
WASHINGTON. Feb- 12. Indis
- criminate violation, of the . 16-hour
lair, especially since the government
took over the roads, was charged to
the railroad managements today by
i . Timothy Shea, acting president of
. the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Engeinemen, in -picturing
. to , the" railroad "'wage commission
working conditions which, he said.
drove the men Into other employ
ment..-,-v v--'
"If the United States government
does not remedy these conditions, ,
' fee asserted, "it will not make a suc
cess of railroad operation, tor no
railroad can survive if managed In
such fashion." '
The witness said present condl-
' tions actually constituted a menace
to. human life, because men engaged
In operation of trains cannot be held
responsible for disaster if -worked
' to the point, of physical exhaustion.
, He quoted partial reports to show
123 violations of the 16-hour law
between January 2 and 24, as com
pared with 89 during the whole of
1817. : ,
, . . . - -. Violations . Held . Unusual.
- "It doesn't seem to me. that 123
violations - are extraordinary consld
tring the weather of that period,"
remarked Secretary Lane, chairman
of - the commission.
"Yea -don't sanction violation of
tie law, do you?" asksd Shea.
"I don't think that question prop-
... crlycan be addressed to me," ans
wered the secretary
Mr. Shea sad perhaps the question
should .not have been asked, , but re-
: fu&ed to drop the subject. , - j
Since the government took, over
operation 7of the roads.' he said.
. 'theyare at liberty -to violate the
law. .Whom are you to prosecute?"
Commissioner McChord, a member
of the interstate commerce commit
slon which t cbarsed witahf ore
ing the 16-heur law,-interrupted to
ata'e that government operation
made, no difference in enforcement
. of the law and that he dally was ap
proving prosecutions of violations.
"We've got the law but .it seems
impossible-to get it complied with
' Shea continued. "Since the govera-
, ment-took over the roads the law
apparently is being disregarded In-
, discriminately and the time is com
ing when it will result In wreck. I
think it Is time to call a halt. We
hope the government can demons
trathat trains can make an aver
age of ItM miles an hour and avoid
over time. The government will have
united ' cooperation or all-classes of
employes to accomplish that end."
Lang Honrs Blamed.
The long hours were said to be
only ene. reason why .many switch'
- men have sought other employment.
In 180. Mr. Shea sajd; switchmen
performed approximately 4,000,000
tons miles of work for every SI 000
paid hem, but in 113,- the labor
had increased to 7,009,000 ton miles
for-the same pay. fie contrasted
the labor of stoking one of the great
, modern machines on a -fast schedule
inn,; with the old days when a small
engine' pursued its peaceful way
through the country - and the fire
man, was at liberty to take off hl3
boots -and go io sleep in the sun
when a siding was taken.
""Wages -of $2.ea day do not
cover the actual living expenses of
a-married man," Shea said. "Our
men can leave the railroads and get
work In factories at $4 a day under
tetter conditions' and working short
er hours. Yet, we are performing
a -service that is vital to the coun-
, try's -welfare." , ' ,
Conditions such as these, he de
clared; caused the labor turnover
ncoutered by the Erie In the last
Mix months of 1917, when 8200 men
were employed and 8700 quit, .
' (Continued from page 1)
; and. scrupulously observe those pria-
clples in continuing the war. ,
- Confidence' In Hair: I'nshakrn,
"W are aU desirous that while
the war lasts and the purposes for
, which we entered it are still un-
achieved it should be prosecuted
with the best resources at our dis
posal. Among these, in the first
Tlace. we must be clven leadership.
There have been manr criticism,
just and unjust, upon the conduct of
the war nurtag the last year, but In
' the military field there is nothing
which ha been done or left nndone
that, has in the least shaken the con
fidence of the empire in those two
great soldiers, Halg and RoLertson.
"For more than two years," said
; Mr. Asflujth, "against the vicissi
tudes of fortune that during that
t time have befallen the allied cause,
they have preved over and over again
their ipossesslon in a pre-eminent
t degree of the qualities of foresight.
tenacity, -patience and nn perturbed
i resolve which went furthest to win
and to retain the trust and loyal de
votion of the British troops. -
" "We owe to them,". Mr. Asqnith
continued, "unstinted gratitude and
unwavering confidence, and there
are no. iiro xaea whose Judgment la
military matters I would more un
heaitailnrlv acceDt."
th fnrm-r nremler said he
though) It could be possible for the
government to give a definition of
the, enlargement of the functions of
the inter-allied war council. ,
i Mrm Sot Kusnlcloned.
"I wish to know, and I am sure
the bouse wllshed to know." Mr. As-
quith" continued, "whether any
change has been made in the stat'i
of the personnel or the functions oi
the commander In cower or in mose
of the chief of the general staff. i
rut nut m Absolutely Irrelevant in
matters of this kind all rumors of
personal rivalries and siuaornes.
such as we read of in the papers. I
cannot believe in them, and shall not
until I have overwhelming evidence
to the contrary. I cannot and will
not believe considerations of that
kind can sway the action of poli
ticians or military men.
."I feel that the house would not
be discharging its duty unless it
asked the government to define au
thoritatively, with a view to quieting
suspicions and removing! doubt, that
the strategy of the war will be con
ducted on sound lines and on lins
whieh are approved by those who
are iour highest technical, advisers.
We should have complete confidence
in the system on which we are carry
ing on the war and perfect harmony
of opinion, aa well as, of effort, be
tween the government "and those who
are its servants.; ', ;
j (Continued from page 1)
! American , Dead 15ft.
The; American dead as -a result or
the linking of the 'Tuscanla appar
ently is at least 159.
Thus far 145 bodies have been
buried along the Scotch coast and
fourteen- additional bodies were re
covered today. Funeral service over
the latter will be held tomorrow.
The bodies of 'a majority of tho
Americans were identified by means
of metal discs which the men wore
and i in the case of about twenty
others who bore bianK discs, identi
fication was effected of most of them
by a general description of the bod
les or by letters found in their pack-
ets...,V V : ; . . :
- I . -
Return of Major General
March From France Is
" !' First Awaited
WASHINGON, Feb. 12. Appoint
msnt of vnral nfflran tn fill nr
manently the- five positions of as
sistant to the chief: of staff created
by the recent' general staff reorgon
ization order probably will not be
mkde until Major General March
returns fro France to take up -bis
duties ai' acting chief of staff. t Tt
was Indicated ' today that the offi
cers 'temporarily assigned will con
tlnue to serve until General March
has decided to whom he desires to
entrust the new division of the work
of his office. ' :
In explaining further the purpose
of the reorgonization order today,
Secretary Baker emphatically declar
ed that there was no possibility of
conflict between the general staff
and the war council since the latter
i i. i
He described the council as a purely
advisory body to which the chief of
staff , might refer questions for study
The council sits daily and its delib
erations up to this time have had to
do almost entirely with supply ques
The secretary issued a statement
outlining. In detail the tasks assigned
tc each of the new staff division.
. . -i
Northwest Mining Association
Hears Address on Expcr-
; imental Work (
: . j - n, .-, !
SPOKANE, Feb. 12. The work of
the experiment station of the federal
bureau of mines at Seattle was dis
cussed by Thomas Varley, in charge
of the station, at the opening ses
sion here this afternoon of the aa-
i At . A . k
uuii i convention . o line , isortn wesi
Mining association. Mining men from
British Columbia, Washington, Ida
ho and Montana are in attendance.
The bureau is concerned largely
with ' elecjtro-metallurgical research,
Mr. Varley said, and also Is studying
the coal minings situation in this
state, - utilization of waste in tin
fans,f production of manganego tn1
chrome ore,' tin and nickel.
Charles 11. Goodsell of this city,
poke on the patentlnr of mineral
claim, and N. W. Durham of Spo
kane delivered a Lincoln's birthday
address. C. 'n. pennts, president of
the association, opened the sesion.
ana aadresses of welcome were de
livered by Mayor C. M. Fassett an i
T. S; Lane, president of the local
chamber of com merce.
IV. P. Kenney Chosen Head
1 of Great Northern Road
fi StJ PAUL, Minn., Feb. 12. Wil
liam ;P. Kenney: was elected ' presi
dent of the Grat Northern railroad
late today at a meeting- of the boari
of directors. ' Mr. Kenney was for
tnerlr viee president in charge of
traf riC. r-.V-' ' , i, :A- ; ,
. Ralph Hudd, formerly assistant to
the president; was elected executlvo
vice-president. Louis W, mil re
mains chairman of the board of di
rectors and nctivc in the manage
ment of the road. .
Thirty of First Hundred Chil
dren Are From rolk
County Seat
Of the flrrt 5 1 00 school children
In Oregon who have qualified for
the Junior Itainbow, regiment, or
ganized by State Superintendent
Churchill, by selling at least $30
worth of war savings stamps, thirty
are of Pallas. The next highest
town on the list is Coquille which
reports ten members of the regiment
Each of the children qualifying will
be decorated with an achievement
pin furnished by Superintendent
The first hundred to be enrolled
in the regiment are:
Adelbert Rees, Shaniko.
Johnnie Feulner, Dallaa.
Maiden Grant, Dallas.
Ruby Morris, Dallas.
Sena Morrison, Dallas.
Josephine Reed, Dallas.
Lloyd Reed. ' Dallas.
Eugene Rooker, Dallas.
Alice Patterson. Dalles.
Alice Crider, Dallas.
Rose Winslow, Aumsville.
Harry Loggan, Dallas.
Wendall Sanders, Dallas.
Homer-Ellis, Dallas.
Juanita Morrison. Dallas.
Bessie Syron, Dallas.
Hazel Butler, Dallas.
" Rena Burnett. Dallas.
Gwendolyn Hooker, Dallas.
Madeline Gerlinger, Dallas.
Edwin Horn,' Falls City.
, Edra Seufert, The Dalles.
Ethel Leigh Hodgen, Umapine.'
Crystal Hartman, Wapinltia.
Sophie Tapp, ;Wapinitia.
Sylvia Holloman, Wapinitia.
t Nicholson O'Brien. Wapinltia.
-Donald Welch, Baker.
Marion Nolan, Medford.
Aubrey Bradbury. Klamath Fall3
Cerald West, Klamath Falls.
Kenneth Case, Klamath Falls.
.John Lund, Warren.
Winnie Stewart, Central Point.
Carrol Saunders. Big Eddy.
Ray Logan, Shaniko.
Lloyd Woodslde. Wapinitia.
t Charles McCoy, Falls City.
John Crocker, Falls City.-
Lavern Bratcher, Dallas.
Donna MsKenzie, Dallas. ; )
Russell McKenzie, Dallas.
Margaret Schultz, Dalla3.
Merritt Holoway, Dallas.
! Ruth' Dawson, Dallas.
Elizabeth Hay ter, Dallas.
. Barbara Chapman, f Dallas.
Dudley Powell, Dallas.
Mary Knnnman, Moro.
Raymond Henrichs, Moro.
Carnalita Clodfelter, Dallas.'
Fern Simpson. Alrlie.
Margy Grant, ! Bourne.
Alice Dunbabin, Bourne.
Eva Dunbabin, Bourne.
Elsie Dunbabin, Bourne.
Henry Stauffer, Bourne.
Stanwood Begley, Bourne.
Lawrence Chadsey, Bourne.
Cleo Guy, Dallas.
Ray.Jost, Dallas. , .
.Helene Loggan, Dallas.
Leone Elliott Perydale.
'Lulu Allen, Crook county.
Leone Matthews, Crook, county.
James Sidford, Crook county.
Roland, Stearns, Crook county.
Ray Moss, Sweet Home.
- Grace Rape, Salem.
Glen Rape, Salem.
Lillian Robinson, : Medford.
Kenneth Marquis, Albany.
Arnold Powell. Elmira.
Melvel Good in. North 'Plains.
Emma JosH. Hillsboro. r.
Helen Richtrds, Kickreall. - . '
. May ; Itichards, Rickreall.
Helen Caldwell,- Keno. ;
Hdha Marie James,: Sherwood. '
Myrtle Sieton, Crook county.
Helen Morris, Crook county.
Ruby Worden, Kamela.
Alton Ford. Kamela.
Thomas Rose, Kemela.
Clarence Barton. Coquillo.
Evelyn Oerding, Coquille.
Mary - Johnson, Cofiuille.
Avis Hartson, Coquille.
Helen Lyons, Coquille.
Maxine Paulson, Coquille.
Eugene Allen. Coquille.
Alyce Dell Johnson, Coquille.
Margaret Shores, Coquille.
Lois Morrison, Coquille.
Cecile Bennett, Roseburg
Beatrice Bennett. Roseburg.
Dorothy Johnson, i Alrlie
"Garth Johnson, Airlle,
Bernlce Ulrick.. Alrlie.
Margaret Ulrlch. AirUe.
f : (Contlnoed ' from page 1)
nnyr of ,the bodies that two Ameri
can army officers -who vm sent here
from ondon expressly ' for the pur
pose, found It Impossible to take
finger prints for ipdenliflcationl f
Wooden crosses - with distinguish
Ing numbers, have- been placed .on
each graved all of which are enclosed
by temporary fences. - v,
v The i bodica, of the v Americans
have come ahore thus far at einht
widely separated jolnis -a!on ,h
oasL All but fourteen, which were
recovered today, have
at three of the most central points
vr mu.T me areatent number were
recovered. For intanr a
alone the funeral rites were carrlel
out over sixty soldiers who - were
washed up alon a stretch' or coast
line not longer than two city Mocks.
Among, the treacherous ilowlylng
tocks J9 mile further north, the
1 ret number was found 4
Midway between these two points 44
bodies were discovered -In a -am n
cove, l of which the correspondent
oury loaay. u ; ,
; ntper IlrinK Identlflratlen.
when a few bodies; wer faun
scattered places they were brought
to a more centralized point nd bur
cld with many others In on or two
fr rcncnes. t a majority of the
dead were identified thnw.1. 4t.
metal disc which th
There were about twenty Instances
of men wearing blank tags, but In
vi jms laci a majority or them
were Identified byia general descrlp
tion of the body and papers carried
by the men In their pockets.
So many bodies came ashore be
tween the cliffs and in acressibl)
places tbat great difficulty was ex
perienced In conveying them to bur
lal places. Some bodies were dashed
upon the rocks at the base of precip
itous cliffs higher than the palisades
of the Hudson river. At onepoint
;4 4 bodies were recovered at the base
nt cliffs which rose to a height of
300 feet, making It Impossible to re
move them more than a few yards
from the water's edge.
.-Slew Buried -in Uniforms.
The absence of timber on the bar
ren lands out of which to make cof
fins delayed the burials and made It
necessary ultimately to bury most of
the bodies of the men in their un!
forms, covered with canvas.
An undertaker at the point where
the sixty bodies vere found soon ex
hausted bis small supply of coffins.
Thereupon, the owner of a big estate
ordered his employes . to cut down
the only clump of trees within miles
to make coffins. This provided
twenty-five. Then it was decided to
place the coffins at the bottom of a
great pit and lay the bodies of some
of the men in rows on top of them.
The oVerlayer of khaki-clad .sol
diers wjf 3 placed In one great sheet
of canvas. Another ten bodies were
laid over this row and so on until all
were ready for burial.
No Coffin Available.
At the point where forty-four
bodies were buried no timber what
soever wan available and all the men
had to be buried without coffins.
The bodies washed up in the dis
trict where the .sixty men were
buried wer not badly .bruised, but
those coming ashore at more rock-
strewn places, where the waters gave
up groups of forty-nine and l forty-
four, were mutilated almost beyond
recognition. Some of the bodies
were almost completely disrobed by
the action of the watery. Nearly all
of the men wore life belts and their
clothing was . saturated with oil.
which came from the two ; great
tanks on board the Tuscania, Im
mediately after th.e torpedoing of
the steamer the men were thrown
into the sea by the faulty launching
of. "lifeboats apd swam about in the
oil laden waters before giving up the
struggle in the darkness. Many,
however, were within a few yards of
the land after hours of rbwiry. when
the seas crushed their lifeboats
againftt the roclia.
Private Wilbur Nutt. Spring Val
ley, Ohio, was in lifeboat No. 11
which capsized when it struck
against the rocks, emptying thirty
occupants info the swirling sea.
I was carried over the rocks on a
great wave,' said Butt today, "and
wandered for six hour up and down
the cliff.- I hsvp Just seen the names
of all the other occupants of the
boat among the dead. "
Herxeant .Save Comrade.
Another survivor was looking hag
gard and worn as a result of hi
long strngglq In the water. . e told
much the same0 terrible tale as his
comrades. He was Boyd E. Hancock
who says he owes his life to Sergeant
George Vols. ' Hancock, who is a
patient Jin the hospital here, had been
In the iwater for an hour or more
when Vlolz pulled him into life boat
NO. JOA. .
The only member. of the crew who
waa then In the boat was later warh
ed overboard, hut the safely negot
iea xne xocks along the coast
reaching short about the middle c
toe. night and- sleof on until av.
Heroes also appeared mnm h-
fisherfolk here. A British colonel
wno came fifty miles and worked in
aeratirabry with the survivor mr.
tions in his report to th war nf
fiee,-ibert Morrison, coast watcher
and Duncan Campbell ' for hravorv
Morrison heard cries in the middle of
ine night, and running down from
his home on too of the citrr n:.v,i
many men by dragging them to the
uigner rocKs. He took care of eighty
urrirora at nis tiny bouse, and still
some or the sick there. Camo
than, at a point ten miles further
way netpea 14 men to reach land
ana toon them to his farraobase.
One Man Dies from Fractured
SkuIMVLile Other Lies
in Jail
V.llr;iiAL,IS.' Wash.. Feh. 12 A.
the result of a auarrel ovr a Amr
John OI uloclc. 0. of Pe Kll f- hm.iT
van ieonard Toczck, 42, a neighbor,
was in Jail here tonight, charged
wn navtng caused the former's
aeain oy striking him over the head
wun a stick of wood early today,
weiuiocg aiea late today from a frac
tured skull. Both men ar rnl
and have families.. . "
According to the authorities. Cel.-
Initb'a ma . -
v. . a .uwu naa trespassed on Tos-
property and the . latter ha l
threatened to kill the animal ri
iwk is saia to have called on Toc
ek today and to have throafnmxi
' kui him If he harmed the dog.
Inring toe altercation. It Is alleged,
Aucsea struck the mortal blow, j
Heatless Monday Order
To Be Suspended Today
WASHINGTON, Feb 12. Suspen
sion of the heatles Monday order,
forecast for several days was pot
toned tonigbt until tomorrow pend
ing final reports on the coal and
transportation situation. L
The Intention had been to revoke
the order tonight, but at a confer
ence today Fuel Administrator Gar
field and Director General McAdoo
decidod it would be best - to obtain
the fullest information before act-
About the -only part of the coun
try now giving the officials concern
is New England where the coal short
age is said to be as acute asat any
time in the last few weejtsv ,
Total of 97 Per Cent of Men
Have PoliciesGambling
Ii Tabooed v
TACOMA. WARH.i Feb. 12. Col
onel George McD. Weeks who has
been In charge of the officers train
ing camp, has been relieved of that
duty and put in commanw of the
364th infantry, succeeding Colonel
Elmer W. Clark, who has been on
sick leave afxd who now is assigned
to the 163th depot brigade.
Brlgadieer General P. S Foltx to
night received a telegram from the
war risk insurance office at Wash
Ington, announcing that Camp Lewis
leads the cantonments with a total
of 97 per cent of its men insured
"Gambling undermines "the mor
ale of the command and cannot be
tolerated." is the official edict from
the office of Brigadier General Foltz,
and as a result hereafter games of
penny ante and blackjack are taboo
in the barracks or wherever mem
bers of the wild west division gather
Gambling is declared to have paved
the way for several courtmartial
cases at Camp Lewis, and it is be
lieved this is the reason for the1,
Orders have come from the quar-
termaster general) directing that
Jewish troops . be - furnished with
matzos" or unleavened bread, at
the rate, of a pound a day for each
man from March 27 to pril '4. Orders
have also been issued to excuse Bey
enth Day Adventists from drill from
Sunset Friday evening to Sunset
Saturday evening. - . . .
Swift's Attorneys File Writ
of Error; Government
Case Not Hurt
CHICAGO, Feb. 12. Attorneys
for Henry Veeder, general counsel
for Swift & Co., toffiy filed a writ
of error and obtained a supersedeas
from the United States circuit court
of appeals In the government's
search warrant case with the result
that further search of the vault of
the packers' lawyer for evidence in
the federal trade commission's in
vestigatloiKwill Te delayed until aft
er March 1. - j -
On that date the three judges of
the United States circuit court of
appeals will review the cae and pass
on the validity of the government's
writ Issued under the search and
seizure section of the federal espion
age law. : -
Francis J. Heney, counsel for 'the
federal trade commission,', declared
that the delay resulting from the ap
peal of the case by the counsel for
Swift & Co. will not seriously hamp
er the government agents In the in
vestigation and prosecution of the al
leged felonies charged in the af f I
davit on which the search warrant
was issued.
Demobilization Is Not True
Russian Spirit Wilson
- Is Lauded
NEW YORK. Feb. 12. A tele
gram felicitating President Wilson
on Jii address before congress yes
terday touching npon Prussian au
tocracy was sent to the president to
day by the All-Russian convention in
session here.
"We consider it our duty, the
telegram read In part, "to assure
you on behalf of ourselves and our
brotherly Americans vUh whom we
have cast lots, that a Vast majority
of Russians in the motherland and
here In America belong to that po
litical school which recognizes In
Russia only the constituent assem
bly as having the right to work oat
the Internal and foreign policies.
The message adds:
"We recognize in you the. first to
declare to the whole world the terms
of a general peace sii pportd -by the
highest Ideals of International Jus
Dii'-UKsing the action taken.
Valdeniar Krnglak, eeretary of the
convention, which claims to repre
sent 30,501) organized Russians In
this country and Canada, alluded to
President Wilson as "the spokwunan
of clvili.atlon aealnut Prussian Ism.
We Russians know that the best
sentiment of Tlujwfa today in with
him in ail he says about the terms
of peae In Kiirope. The millions of
KusKianM In the United state are
not 1n sympathy with tho laying
down of arms." I
Mysterious Death of
Sheep h Investigated
eral officials ud board of health
authorities have united in Investi
gating the death here today, under
mysterious circumstances of 225
sheep and lambs In a s stock yard
corral in wihch approximately 7C00
head of stock were quartered. ' ;
All indications, according to those
making the investigation, tended to
show 'that the animals were killed
by poison placed In the watering
troughs" In the pens in which tho
dead stock was found.
United States Marshal James XL
Holohan reported the matter tonight
by telegraph to Attorney General
Gregory at Washington, D. C. - J j
Stockyard here were advised t
Uke precautions. Mahr of the
yard were said to have established
extra guard-. y :: '
HertUng and Kaehlmann
iWiU Report to Kaiser
' AMSTERDAM. - Feb. ' J 2.-Connt
von HertUng, the Imperial German
chancellor, and Dr. Richard von
Kuehlmann. secretary of . foreign af
fairs, will proceed to Germ head
quarters tomorrow to report to Em
peror William the results or . me
Brest-itovsk peace negotiations, says
a dispatch received ehre from Berlin
today. t
Airplane Accidents Are
Fatal to Three Piloters
IEMPinS, Tenn.. Feb"., 12. T. C.
Rogers .and P. B. Cooley, flying ca
dets, were killed at Park field, the
army aviation camp near Memphis,
in the collision in mid-air today of
the machines in which they were
making practice flights. They were
flying at a height of about 250 feet.
LAKE CHARLES, La.. Feb. 12.-
Lieutenant L. . Plummer of New
Rocheiie, N. Y was killed at
Geratner field .near here, late today
in the fall of an afrplane he was
Butte Man on Visit to Port
land May Have Stepped
Into Deep Water
PORTLAND. Feb. 12. Intelil
gence officers of the United States
army and police officers today con
eluded that Lieutenant C. Kreiuer
Touhy of Butte, Mont,, recently at
tacbed to thesignal corps at Vancouv
er Barracks, who disappeared early
bunday, had stepped off a boat land
ing and was drowned. Lieutenant
Tuohy disappeared at 1 a. m. Sun
day during a house party at the hom
of Ricahrd Mullen on the Willamette
river. He left his overcoat and cbd
at the house. He has not been seen
since,. The water Is about 30 feet
deep at the place.
The city grappler fs drajreine the
river. . . 4
Lieutenant Tuohys father. William
luohy, is due tt arrive tonight to
take up the search. Army intelli
gence officers who handled the cane
tor the government said that all of
his papers are In fine order and that
he always exhibited exceptional In
terest in his work, and seemed hap
py. They have found no grounds
for an earlier report that he might
have run away from, his friesMs in
order to be married. The theory of
foul play is likewise abandoned.
Adequate Quarters Will Be
Provided for Men Work
j ing in Shipyards
WASHINGTON'. Feb. 1 2.-The ad
ministration bill, already pnseed by
tho senate, appropriating $.10, 000.-
ooo to provide housing facilitiea for
employes of ship yards engaged la
government work, was passed by the
house late today without a roll call.
The ? house adopted some minor
amendments, which the senate may
accept to obviate necessity of send
ing the measure to conference.
Under the bUl the sSTpplag board's
emergency fleet corporation may
purchase. leare, requisition or con
demn any land, houses, buildings, or
similar facilites, . may construct
houses on land it acquires, and sell,
lease or exchange these houses, and
may make loans on adequate secur
ity and for not exceeding ten yeats
to persons, firms, or corporation to
build houses for shipyard workers.
A bill to appropriate $50,000,000
for the use of the labor department
for providing housing facilities at
war manufacturing centers other
than shipbuilding towns is pending
In congress. '
Black Slayer of Two Whites
Is Burned at Stake After
Jim McIIherron, a negro, who shot
and killed two white men here 14st
Friday, was burned at the stake t-
night after a confession had been
forced from, him by application of red
hot Irons. The man was brouebt
here tonight by a posse which capt
ure! him after wounding him ii a
battle near McMInvUle early today.
Less Than 100 Soldier
in One Camp Are Insured
DKMINO. N. M., Feb. 12 Two
hundred and thirty-seven million
dollars worth of government insur
ance has been taken by m embers of
me 34tn national guard division at
Camp Cody here, according to Lieu
tenant Ira M. Sprecher. who has Lad
charge of the war risk . insurance
campaign here. Lieutenant Sorechtr
tfsald tonight he. expected to add an
other 91.000,000 worth of Insurance
to this total by midnight when the
campaign closes. The number of
soldiers of the division who have not
taken Insurance, the officer declared.
la far ewer, than 100. ,
Lloyd George Says Moxt I
erate Demands Net Si,
is factory to Hens
LONDON. Feb. 12. After d
Ing. that the government will i
by the considered declaratica
made early In the year te the tn
union represetnatlves. Premier L!
George told the house of comn'
today that he had read with the i
profound disappointment the re;
of Count Von HertUng, the impr
German chancellor, and Count C.
nin, the Austro-Hungarlaa for
minister, , to President Wllsoa's -
his own speeches.
"It Is perfectly true, as far as tl
tone is concerned," he said, "that
there is a great difference in th
Austrian and German speeches. Bu'
I wish I could believe there it t
difference in substance.
"I cannot altogether; and I rer-nt
It, accept the interpretation of V
Czernln speech. It Has extraor:;
narlly civil in tone, and frkn:
But when you come to theeal v..
stance . of the demands put f orw: : i
by the- allies it was adamant. It r t
Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Ara: i
In exactly the same category r .
glura. They were to be restored ti
the Turks on. the same condlt' -,
presumably as those on which Cc--many
was to restore Belglnm.
'.'When It came to the Italian de
mands. Count Czernln simply. :.: I
that certain offers had Jbeen r.-'i
before1the war- and that they r t
were withdrawn. ' Bo far as the Sla
vonic -population of Austria is cr n-
eerned it was simply a polite cUte
ment to President Wilsod and th
others that It was none of ocr
business to Inquire. There was fiot
a single definite question dealt with
where Czernln. did not preseat tLa
most definite refusal to discuss try
terms which might be regarded es
possible terms of peace, and .whoa
you eome to .the German reply, it la
yeryi difficult to believe that Voa
HertUng could be even serc 1a
some of the demands he put forward.
4 "What was his answer to the 5
lies very moderate demands? U
answer was that Great Britain w'
to give Up her . coaling station
throughout the world. - I confess I
think tbat was the last demand Ger
many ougCt decently to hveput for
ward." ... -: .,. ,
Police Arrest Leader '
of Syndicalists
COPENHAGEN. Feb. 12. The po
lice today arreRted the leader of the
Syndicalists who escaped yesterday
during the riots In.; which, hetween
60,000 and 80,000 persons attempt
ed to-" storm the treasury, plunder
shops and enter " the royal palace.
Among those arrested was Christian
Christensen, editor of the Syndical
ist newspaper Solidarity,
Quarantine Order at v
Yakima Is Rescinded
YAKIMA, Wash.. Feb. 12. Th
city quarantine order closing thea
ters and stopping church services
here on account of : the number of
eases of diphtheria - waa resdndrf"
this ven ing and the theaters and
vial services were permitted to con
finue. "- 4. -;
Fifteen new cases of diphtheria
were reported today. -
Government Bays Pinto
: Beans fit 8 Cents PczrJ
.-, .. : 4 i .
DENVER, Colo.. Feb. 12. The
1917 crop of pinto beans will be
bought by the federal food adminis
tration at a price of eight cents a
pound n. re-cleaned" basis, according -to
an announcement here tonight by
J. B. Lamson of the food administra
tion The bean-growing sections of
New Mexico. Colorado. Wyoming
Kansas and Nebraska are affected by
the arrangement. ..
Passengers From America
Forbidden io Carry Heps
NEW YORK. Feb. 12.KeV rolea
forbidding steamship passengers
leaving the United States to carry
letters, maps, plans, or other papers
aboard ships were Issued today If
Byron; II. Newton, collector of the"
port." A license to carry such paperv,
may be granted upon application to
the collector of the customs 11
hours before sailing time.
Another rule forbids the sendlss
of any gifts to friends departing on
Von HertUng Will Answer .
Wilson's Message Tuesday
LONDON. Feb. IS. Count' von
IIertling.the imoerlal German chan
cellor, art Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from Amsterdam says. Intends
to answer President Wilson's mes
sage in the reicbstag next Tuesday,
First Peace Made Is
IjOSDOS. Feb. 12 Emperor Wdi-.
lam." according- to an Exchange -Tele
graph company dispatch fjom . . Am
sterdam has sent the following tele
gram to Philip Illenecken. manager
of the North German Lloyd Steam
ship company r
""Many thank for you congratula
tions over our first peace.' It is only
a small beginning made by Ger
many's sword against the closed door
leading to a general peace. I am
filled with gratitude. May God help ,
us further."
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