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Vol. LXXVIII No. 26,354
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New York Tribune Ine.J
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1919
i In tireatrr New Vork nnd j THREE CENTS
/ wittitn lODimutiDg dManre | Elsewbere
Eberf s "Shoot-to-Kill"
Edict Fast Throttling
Red Revolt in Berlin
Inticr City Is Freed of
Spartacides and Loyal
Troops Are Pouring In
Eichhom and Aids
Reported in Flight
200 Killed and Several
Hundred Are Wounded
in Four Days' Fighting
PARIS, Jan. 10 (Havas).?The latest
news received from Berlin indicates
that the government forces have
v.idened the barred zones insidc thc
city and succeeded in effecting a junc?
tion between the troops coming from
thc provinces and those already in thc
BERLIN, Jan. 9 (5:S0 p. m.).?The
g.vernmcnt forces are in complete con?
trol of that sectioni of the inner city
between the Brandenburg Gate and
1'riedrichstras.e. It has issued ar
order prohibiting all processions. ln
its order thc government gave warning
that its troops have orders to fire
??vithout waiting for the Spartacans to
begin, and to shoot to kill.
The Spartacides apparently are los
ir.g hope. They failed to summon a
mass meeting of their supporters to
day, and the streets are almost de?
serted. They were without even the
usual small groups of disputants.
The correspondent is informed that
the Berlin regiment of mounted sharn
shooter. is supporting tho government
enthusiastically and that other -troops
in thc city also are loyal.
More Than 200 Killed
|t is cstimated that more than 200
persons have been killed in the fighting
in Berlin since Monday. The Charite
and other outlying hospitals cared for
300 wounded yesterday. Twelve dead
wcrc carried into the Chancellor's Pal- (
acc in Wilhelm.tras.e during Wednes?
Tbe inncr city has been compara
tively quiet during the last twelve
hour.. Thc presence of strong detach?
ments of government troops who are
patrolling the downtown streets and
eliminating all needlc.s pedestrian and
vehicle traffic has had a rcassuring
effect. Occasional shots tircd as ?
warning have resulted in the dispersal
of crowds of curious.
"Newspaper Row," which compriscs
thc buildings of the leading bourgeois
iicwspapcrt:, was the secne of fighting
during thc night and early to-day. The
efforts of the government troops to
drive thc Spartacides from thc Wolff
Hureau office, the "Tageblatt," thc
"Lokal-Anzeiger" and the "Vossische
Zeitung" proved unsuccessful. Thc
owners of the newspapers had agreed
to tesumc publication only when the
soverriment was able to guarantee that
the plants would bc given complete
The office of the Wolff Bureau has
been contended for hotly during thc
past few day_. The building shows
traces of heavy fighting, but is still
?"??ld by the Spartacides.
Thc Spartacides have been driven
? rom thc government printing office
?ad thc b^rracks of the Pioneer Gyards
n Koepcr.ickstrasse, which was thc
sceae of heavy fighting Tuesday.
The Chancellor's Palace in Wiihelm
tras.e, where the. five members of thc
government have their headquarters,
has been convcrtcd into an armed
camp. Thc *pacious reception hall is
i:iled with mcn armed with rifle3, hand
jrrenades and fiame-throwera. Several
rooms have been fitted up as tempo
tary hospitals for the wounded picked
up in Wilhelmstra.se and Untcr den
Linden. Thc rumor that the Sparta?
cans had occupied the Imperial Bank
is declared to bc untrue.
City Workers Strike
Charlottenburg, one of the largest
-ubnrbs of greater Berlin, -was with
mt gas and water on Wednesday
oa ?ccount of a strike of city cm
Ptojes. The surface streetcar lines
*r? not operating and the subway is
Police headquarters is in thc Alex?
ander raiace. Thc building had been
n?ld by the Spartacans since the be
fcinning of the present outbreak, which
"?terted in thc refusal of Eichhorn to
?and over his authority to a police
chief appointed by thc Ebert govcrn
T/itnt, Xb_ Brandenburg Gate marks
lb? termination of Untcr den Linden
*'? the Tiergarten, one of the Spartacan
strongholds. Fricdric'r.Btrasf-.e i* an im?
portant cross etreet and crosses Untcr
?en Linden about midway between thc
"ergarten and the Lustgarten, which
'? "? front of thc Royal Palace.'
Redn Retain Stronghold
Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p. m. It wu/s
fiven out from official source-s here
M?i* afternoon that the government
fwces had rocapturcd Police Hcad
?iaart*r? from the SpartacideH. It wa?
Earned thU evening that this state
??nt waB not true and that the he?d
*u?mter? U still in tbe hands of the
^'ith the definite breaking off of ne
*?ti?ti?n? between the government on
m one .tde and thc Independent So
MtHete and the Kpartacidee on thc
*tfcer, the renewal of the nanguinary
Onifftutd on fi'igi; four
Wilson Backs Italy's
Claims Only in Part
pARIS, Jan. 10 (By The As
-*- sociated Press).? President
Wilson, it is said, has virtually
made up his mind how far he will
support Italy's claims at the peace
table and informed Premier Or?
lando of his decision, but it is
probable his ideas will not be
made know publicly until thc
peace delegates have been ad
vised of them.
It is asserted by persons close
to the President that he favors
only partial indorsement of Italy's
ambitions. The expectation has
been expressed that President
Wilson is agreeable to meeting
the principal fcatures of Italy's
claim to territory undeniably Ital?
ian and essential to safeguard
ber sovereignty and at the same
time to recognize thc territorial
aspirations of the Jugo-Sfavs.
lt is anticipated that the Presi?
dent's leanings in favor of Italy
do not go so far as to warrant
the suggestion that he is in favor
of giving Italy control of the
Adriatic, but that by a project of
intevnationalization he is willing
to satisfy the Italians that there
will bc no military threat to the
east of them, according to per?
sons supposed to be .woll in?
formed on the subject.
In Buenos Ayres
Battles Kage Between Strik?
ers and Police; Soldiers
Ordered to Shoot to Kill
BUENOS AYRES, Jan. 10 (By The j
-Aaaoeiatcd^PrcoGN- ? A .r.iili^.ty dic
tatorship has be/e'ri'proclaimed hy thc
government to copc with thc general
stiike that h;.-s paralyzed thc railway
traffic of thr country. General Dclle
painc, commander of thc forces oppos
iiirr the strikers, has been named
dictator and has marshallcd to his aid
all thc forces of the government. This
action, it was explained, in no wise
constitutcs a measure unfriendly to
General Dellepaine's assumption of
dictatorial powers followcd two serious
attempts by strikers to capture Police
Hcackiuartcrs. Hehas assumed the f une- j
tions of minister of war, the i
Navy and thc Interior, making himself j
supreme commander. It is understood '
that General Dellepaine has taken the |
place of former Minister of War Gon- I
sale?, who was designated yesterday
by President Irigoyen to act as chief
At 11 o'clock to-night battles bc- j
tween strikers and police were raging
in all parts of the city. There was a |
particularly sharp conflict in front of i
thc postofric. If the fighting sprcada j
in this district it probably will bc ucc- i
essary to close thc cable offices.
Several attempts were made to-night
to capture the lst District Police Sta
tion, one block from the American j
Consulate. It is impossible at this ;
time to make any calculation of the
number of casualities.
Industry in this city is at a stand
still and the situation is grave. Sol- :
dicrs and police have been ordered to
suppress violence and to shoot to kill. |
Several persons already have been
killed to-day, and the number reported
wounded is considerable. Moro than
100 were killed yesterday, thc police ?
Despitc these stern measures, thc
strikers, through thc regional fedc
ration, ordered that thc walkout bc con- j
tinued. Mcmbeis of the federation!
have been instructed to oppose all acts !
of aggression by government forces. ?
Leaders of the radical party have !
organized a White Guard of 10,000 to :
assist the police and General Dellc- \
piane's force of 4,000. Besides these n
detachment of marines discmbarked to- '
night from thc cruiser Garibaldi.
Buenos Ayres to-night prescnts the
appcarance of a city stricken with pes
tilencc. Streets are littered with
wreckage, garbage and papers. Armed
sentinels patrol streets in the business
Foreign agitators bearing red flags
rush through the streets in taxicabs,
inciting the populace. Thc men bear
no resemblancc to the local laboring
Snitkin, Benchless Judge,
Barred From Practice
Justice Leonard A. Snitkin, of the'
Municipal Court, who was convicted ?
last May in Indianapolis of violating *
thc draft laws, was disbarrcd yesterday
by the Appellafe Division on thc rec-!
ommendation of Ihe Bar Association.
Snitkin is nov/ under sentoncc, but is
out on baii pending thc dcterminatioti
of an appeal from his conviction, which |
was obtained on thc charge that hel
fraudulcntly had a man exempted from
Althoutrh the Board of Municipal
Court Justices rejected the contenlion
of Snitkin that notwithHtanding his!
conviction he hud the right to hold '
court and refused to assign him to sit, j
thc convicted member of the bench con- \
tinued to draw his salary until protest'
was made to ex-Governor Whitman,
who notified Mayor Hylan that further
payment to Snitkin should be stopped.
Snitkin has long been a practitioner on
the East Side, and was active In Tam
Asks Voice at
ln Every Country He Is Dc
mantfing Justice^ for His
Class, Says Wickersham
Parley To Be Delayed
"Informal Conferences" to,
Continue Mean while; Eco-!
noniic Problem*. Up First i
By George W. Wickersham
?\ck> York Tribune,
(Copyriglu, '.019, Xew York Tribune Inc.) j
LONDON, Jan. 10.-The actual date
of thc asscmbling of thc delegates to !
tlie peace conference again has been
postponed. The latest dispatches from
Paris indicate the probable delay, with
"informal conferences" in the mcan
Possibly this means that the leaders
of the great powers hope during this
period to reach an agreement on thc
essentials of the main programme,
which may be promptly adopted by thc |
This would not be that?"opcn diplo
macy," wh'ch is one of the ideals put
forward ;n some quarters, but it would
be more likely to accomplish practical
results than could be reached in thc
same time by meetings of thc entire
Meantimc, well informed corrcsport
dents report that thc proposed league
of nations is to play an important part
in thc consideration and dctcrmination
of the great economic questions which
are confronting all thc countries of the
world. But the league of nations is
not yet an accomplishcd fact, and, as
far as can hc learned, not even its out
lines havo been definitely settled.
May Come First
It can hardly be imagined, therefore,
that thc consideration of economic
questions such as are pressing to the
front in every country to-day can be
hold to await the functioning of a yet
uncreated league of nations.
That a more speedy consideration of
such questions will be undertaken by
representatives of the various powers
now gathcring in Paris is suggestcd
by the announcement of tho arrival
there of TJernard Baruch and Medill
.Mc.C.ornijck,. as. "members of the eco- !
nomic branch of the American Peace J
Comini??ion," and by the departurc ,
from New York for Europe of Samuel '
Thc object of thc latter is said to
bc to found a new international Fed- '
cration of Labor, having its basis in i
tho trade union movements of thc I
various countries. Mr. Gompers is |
Continued on page four
Abdication of Duchess
\/? ETZ, Jan. 10.-A large
1VX crowd paraded before the
Grand Ducal palace in Luxem?
burg to-day, requesting the abdi?
cation of the Grand Duchess and
the proclamation of a republic.
A committee on public safety has
been appointed and quiet is being
maintained everywhere in Luxem
The Paris 'Tvlatin" on January
6 reported that Grand Duchess
Marie Adelaide of Luxemburg
had decided to leave her country
owing to the political situation
there, which was said to have
become unfavorable for her. Dur?
ing November it was reported
that lier abdication would be de
manded by the Parliament and
the people. The Grand Duchess
is twenty-four years old and has
been thc ruler of Luxemburg
since June, 1912.
Insists Only on Freedom
of Nations, Arbitration
and Final Disarmament
By Frederick Moore
New York Tribune
Speeial Cable ijerviee
(Copyri.ht, 1919. New Yt>r!< Tribune Inc.)
HOME, Jan. 10. ? In Rome, as in
Paris and London, 1 have obtained in?
formation from thc highest possible
authorities showing that President Wil?
son vintends to agree with the Allies on
the formula of a league of nations.
lle undoubtcdly is planning, as was
reported from Paris, to take home an
agreement in February and ccrtainly
will endcavor subsequently to curb any
uspirations of the Allies that may be
unjust or injurious to other nations.
lle does not intend to capitulate on
principles, but cvidently will not per
mit details to prevent consummation of
an agreement on a league of nations,
provided it embraces at least three fuu
damcntal principles: recognition of t'.e
rights of all peoples to ultimate "\\\
determination, ultimate disannalifent
and immediate arbitration of all dis?
Opinions Still Conflict
The conflict of opinions, however, is
by no means over.'as is evidenced by
?.'?i-'veiVt ?f-HCto-fst FUiW*, thc conthmanee
of thc American naral programme;
second, Cleroericcau'a recent- speech,
and, third, the fact that Homc endeav
ored to show both President W.ilsor.
and tho correspondenta ar.eompanying
him thc justice of the Italian position.
Nevertheless, I am assured an effort
will bc made to reach an agreement,
and, I am told on the highest possible
authority, it will bc reached.
President Wilson will undoubtcdly
Continued on page four
Add?Horrors of War
January 19 Set
Republican Committee in
Chicago Acts to Honor the
Memorv of Dead Leader
Party Backs the Proposal
One to Ten Millions To Be
Raised: Suffrage Given
CHICAGO, Jan. 10.?The Republican
Xational Committee in session at the
Cangress Hotel in Chicago to-day, at
what was perhaps the most impressive
meeting it ever held between Prcsi
dential campaigns, appointed Colonel
William Boyce Thompson, of New York,
chairman of a committee acting under
the general direction of the Xational
Committee, to devise a suitable memo?
rial to Colonel Roosevelt. and by reso?
lution recommended that Sunday, Jan?
uary 19, bc observed throughout the
nation as Roosevelt Memorial Day.
Chairman Will H. Hays, who sug?
gested the subject of the permanent
memorial at the executive sessicn of
thc committee in the forenoon, re
marked to Colonel Thompson that he
believed $1,000,000 could be raised by
popular subscription for the memorial.
"A million! Why, ten millions can
be raised for it!" cxelnimcd Colonel
Prayer Offered by Hays
Precedents all along thc iine were
broken. Chairman Hays, who is an
active Presbyterian at his home in
Sullivan, Ind., not being able to locate
a clergyman when the morning ses?
sion began, himself offered prayer, ask
ing for Divinc guidance for the Na?
tional Committee and for the leaders
of the Republican party all over the
United States. lll the formal report
which Chairman Hay3 submitted to
the committee he rcferred to the death
of Colonel Roosevelt as follows:
"It is difficult to discuss thc death
of Theodore Roosevelt. The ideals for
which he spent his life rhall not fail.
The banner that Theodore Roosevelt
carried shall not traii for a moment.
The lesson of h'13 patriotism shall not
be forgotten. I suggest for your con
fideration the idea that this committee
sponsor a movement for the develop?
ment of ii permanent memorial to tne
memory of this distinguiahed man. Just
what the naturs of this shall be, or thc
extent to which it might be carried, is
a matter for thought, but it cannot be
of a nature too substantial nor of an ex?
tent too great adetiuately to measure the
morit of the.'de^rWed.. I suggest that
Colonel William Boycc. Thompson bo
directed, us chairman of a special com?
mittee, to give thought to this matter
with a view of proceeding as may bc
deemed best, under auπ:es of thc
Republican National Committee, to de?
velop and exeeute +hc idot.."
Cominitteeman Earlc S. Kinsley. of
Vcrmont, moved that thc committee
speciticaliy cdopt thc rccommendation
relating to thc Roosevelt memorial,
Continued on fxigc seven
Strike Put Up to Wilson;
Union Rejects Armistice;
Hylan Asks Swann to Act
500 Out of 1,500 Carloads of Food
Needed by City Daily Are Received
"D AILROAD men were playing checkers with food-laden freight
-*?*? cavs on both sides of the Hudson yesterday in an endeavor to
move into New York by rail the 1,500 carloads necessary to feed
the city daily, which ordinarily come by rail and water.
The boatmen's strike had cut off the cars generally brought on
floats from the Jersey side of the river, and only about 500 carloads
of perishable foodstuffs reached the city yesterday. Hundreds of
loaded cars which had reached the Jersey yards by the West Shore,
the generally used freight route, were making laborious progress
northward again >to await their turn to rumble across the Pough
keepsie Bridge among the regular freights that are now sent across
the Hudson either there or at Alfcany.
Freight stations were establi?hed at 130th Street, Ninetieth
Street, Sixtieth Street, Thirty-third Street and St. John's Park to
handle the extraordinary volume of shipments coming down the four
track line on the east shore of the Hudson. The Pennsylvania,
which had 1,500 export carloads in its Jersey City yards, used its
tunnels to some extent for freight.
Wholesale grocers declared that even if shipments of food
nhould fall off considerably there was sufficient food in storage, des
tined for shipment abroad, to stave off famine for weeks. Jona
thar?. C. Day, Commissioner of Markets, asserted," however, that a
considerable part of the cold storage supply in the city had been
seized by the government.
Fuel administration officials and coal dealers agreed that a
coal shortage was remote, as about two weeks' supply was on hand.
Must Fix Pay
Judge Hand Dismisses Ac?
tion of Postal Co. Against
Burleson and Carlton
Judge Laarned Hand, in the Federal
District Court yesterday, dismissed the
suits in equity brought by Clarence
Mackay, as president of the Commer?
cial Cable Company and the Pacific
i Cable Company to force Postmaster
General Burleson and Newcomb Carl?
ton. president of the Western Union,
as Director of Cables, to return thc
cable lines of the Mackay concern
seized aftor the signing of thc armis?
Judge Hand upholds thc contention
of Assistant United States Attorney
Harold Harper, who argued for thc
dismissal of the suits on tho ground
of lack of jurisdiction and want of
equity. Charles E. Hughes, who rep?
resented Mr. Mackay in the argument,
contended that the court possessed
power to grant thc restsnining orders,
and that the seizure was illegal and
void because the war had terminated
within the meaning of thc Congres?
sional resolution and that Congress had
no power to authorizo seizure of thc
cables under thc circuhistances.
Mr. Hughes further contended that
proper provision had not been made
for compensation, and that the purpoyc
was to consolidate tnc Commercial
company's system with that of thc
Western Union Telegraph Company, in
violation of thc anti-trust act, and to
Wilson Must Fix Compensation
In his opinion on tho compensation
due, Judge Hand saya the President
cannot finally delegate this power un?
der lhe joint resolution. If this opin?
ion is upheld by the higher courts, ac?
cording to William J. Deegan, secre?
tary of thc Mackay company, all com?
pensation awards made by Postmaster
General Burleson will bc invalidated.
Judge Hand said:
"I shall dispose of this case upon
the merits and without considering
two questions raiscd which go to thc
juriadiction of the court. The first is
thai. thc bills pray for injunctiona
against the United States; the second
that they are in effect directed against
the President. The second question in
volvcs this: Whether a court shall pass
a. decree which directly contradicts an
order made by the President, but which
must necessarily be enforced only
through sanctions dependent upon his
txecution of the writ. As thc merits
of the case involve questions of im?
portance, it appears to me more de?
sirable to base my decision upon them,
only promising that the preliminary
cbjections I pass without deciding. The
theory of thc bills is twofold. First,
that the seizure of thc cable lines on
Novcmber 1'3, 1918, was not justified
by the joint resolution of July 16,
1018; second. that the resolution itself
was an msufficient warrant, though its
terms had been followed."
Judge Hand, in his opinion, says the
joint resolution authorized the Presi?
dent to seize any cables when he
dcemed it "necessary for tho national
security and defence," and continues:
"The President is vested by thc Con?
stitution with certain dutics in whose
discharge he is cxempt from inquiry
Oy courts. His discharge of these
dutics, as thc Constitution imposed
them, is in the highest sensc a public
use and the committal to him of means
to discharge them falls into thc same
category. Therefore, if thc President
had asked of Congress the possession
of property for use in his capacity, for
example as commander in chief, it
would have been as lawful for them to
intrust it to him without condition aa
though they appropriatcd money for
"If so, there was no reason why they
should not have suspended the time
of possession until in his judgment it
became advisable that he should ac
quire it. Into the occasion of his ne
cessity they need as little inquire as
though' he had asked for it at once.
All that was necessary was that he
should ask for it in some capacity
Continued on page three
City Offers to
Run Car Lines
If L R. T. Quits
Board of Estimate Refuses
Request of Railways to
Raise Fares to 8 Cents
Mayor Hylan and the other members
of the Board of Estimate announced
yesterday that the city administration
'was ready to take over the Interbor
\ ough lines, both subway and elevated,
' if thc corporation should ahandon its
Thc statement was made after the
board had formally refused the Inter
borough's request to charge an eight
; cent fare and had announced that a
.similar fatc awaited the petition of thc
: New York Railways Company for an
eight-cent fare and threc-ccnt transfer
Tlie unanimous action of thc board
j was based on the report of thc Com
'? mittee of the Whole, which said:
"There is no reason to expect that
thc pubiic would receive any benefit,
whatever from the payment of an eight
cent fare to thc present operator or to
any private operator. If the Intcrbor?
ough abandons its contract obligations
the Board of Estimate and Apportion?
ment. is ready to undertake municipal
operation and management."
City Might Raise Fares
Mayor Hylan, who was present as a
member of the board, said:
"In other words, if thc Iutcrborough
| i- unable to comply with all the terms
i of the contract with the city, all the
Interborough has to do is to turn back
thc lines to the city and the city will
Although the city administration re?
fused the increase to the Interborough
..u the ground that the additional rev
inue was nut needed, the Board of Es?
timate report, almost in tho next sen
tence, declares that the. city may have
j to raise fares, if it starts management
of the lines, because of conditions and
1 increased expenditures.
"Under municipal operation.'' it read,
; "fares would have to be adjusted to
! meet costs and raised and lowered from
! time to time as conditions requirc."
Serviee Worse in Boston
The members of thc board evidently
iiad in mind the experience of Boston,
i where the "trustee management" form
j of municipal operation is being tried
out. Iu Boston fares were raised from
! 5 to 8 cents, and thc city authorities
i are con.sidering another boust to 10
On municipal ownership thc report
says: "If the Interborough desires to
cancel the present contract, terms can
j (loubtless be agreed upon that will take
i into consideration the actual cash in
j vestment of thc Interborough in the
property, and avoid the necessity of
i the complete wiping out of the equi
ties of its security holders, which
othcrwise must inevitably result if the
present claims of thc Interborough are
Hylan Attacks Whitney Again
"When the City of New York made
the contract with the Interborough, it
was upon the assumption that the In?
terborough was of sufficient financial
responsibility to perform its obliga
| tions and would do so in good faith,
giving to thc pubiic thc benefit of the
5 cent fare for thc forty-nine-year
period of the contract.
"It would bc a matter of very r.eri
ous concern to the members of the
. Board of Estimate and Apportionment
if the Interborough, either from un
willingness to perform its contract ob
! lij,Htion or lapk of financial rcsponsi
; bility, should, as has been threatened
. by its representatives, seek the ad
; vantages of a receivership."
Mayor Hylan, during the meeting,
j took another rap at Travis H. Whitney,
i chairman of tho Pubiic Serviee Com
i mission, who had threatened to bring
suit if the Mayor did not retract the
! statement calling him an "evcr-ready
ad*oeate of the Interborough."
Craig and Moran Join Attack
The Pubiic Serviee Commission had
asked for a supplemer.tal appropriation
j so that 32,'i employes dropped for lack
I ot; funds could be reinstated. When
Continued on page three
Mayor Arouses Labor Cir?
cles by Demanding the
Prosecution of Leaders
New Wage Offer
Is Called ttBunk"
Delahunty Says His Men
Will Not Listen to Board
of Conciliation Proposal
New York enters the third day of
the harbor strike this morning with
peace apparently as far off as when thc
16,000 members of th?. Marine Work
eis' Affiliation walked out on Thursday
Both sides last night were awaifing
action by President Wilson, to whom
j the case had been presented by cable.
i Thc President is expected to instruct
, Washington to take such steps as
j might seem necessary to restore the
'. commerce of this port to normal.
Secretary of War Baker, passiiv
i through thc city on his way tq Montreal,
I looked into thc situation yesterday
! afternoon, conferring with army ofn
! cers and his special agent, Stanley
; King, who had spent the day with the
boat owners and transport officers. Be?
fore departing for Canada Mr. Baker
said the situation was favorable
from the standpoint of those sending
' supplies abroad and that he had no in
j tention of interfering by ordering
1 boats seized.
Mayor Arouses Strikers
Mayor Hylan aroused labor men by
| calling upon District Attorney Swann
; to prosecute the strike leaders and
I those who obeyed them and quit work
ion boats of the pubiic instit ations. He
j asked action under the conspiracy law,
' tnterpreting the order to strike on in
stitutional boats as being a conspiracj
I to commit acts "injurious to publk
. health, pubiic morals, trade or com
Such a conspiracy is a misdemcanoi.
| punishablc by one year in jail, and i
is thc Mayor's contention that the
strikers :*nd their leaders are guilty
under thc law.
Other outstanding developments yes
i tcrday were:
I 1, Growth of thc belicf on both side.,
j that the President would order th?l
| National War Labor Board to take
| charge and order the. war and navy d^
jpartments to enforec its order?. Re]
! resentatives of thc men frankly stated
i their opinion that thc strike would be
i ended by the government commande*
, ing all floating equipment in New York
harbor, while representatives of the
boat owners spoke of thc time "when
iwe get our boats back."
j 2. Interference with government a<
tivities when 1,200 members of thc
Longshoremen's Association quit work
I at thc Bush Terminal, Brooklyn. after
they were asked to handlo supplies
! from lighters manned by soldierr. and
i sailors. In doing this the longshorr
' men maintained that Federal uniform ;
| did not give thc wcarers the right to
i take strikers' places or relcasc othct
1 men from their obligation not to v/ork
! with strike-breakers.
; 3. Refusal of the strikers to agree to
the proposal of A. H. Smith, of thc
railroad administration, that an armis
| tice be declared.
4. Decrease in the reserve stocks of
foods on hand in New York.
though large quantitics were brought
in via Poughkeepsie and Albany and
from the Jersey side of the river
through thc Pennsylvania tubes. Ex?
perts on the city's food supply estimate
that there will be no real shortage here
j i fthc strike is ended within a week or
'. ten days.
5. Improvement in the commuters'sit?
uation through the regular opera
: tion of a few ferryboats on the Staten
Island line. by policemen, by' more
! trains in the Hudson tubes and through
1 commuters having a better idea of
their problem and starting on their
: trips ahead of the usual time.
6. Decision of the strike leaders to
call men off hospital and other boat^
supplying harbor institutions on thc
ground that the police, having showi,
a willir.gness to operate the Staten Isl?
and ferry, should be given an opportu?
nity to run other city boats.
i 7. Continoed organization by the boRt
owners of the New York Harbor
Hoard of Conciliation. which. they dc
clare, will settle all labor troubles here.
I The organization was expected during
j the day to am.ounce that a new wage
scale had been fixed by the board. The
| answer of the labor men to this, an
i cxpressed by Thomas L. Delahunty.
! was "bunk."
J 8. Maintenancc of perfect order alone
| the docks, piers and ferries, police