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ablo to remedy the situation by any
suoh aotion. pointing out that the gov
crnmont now controls a large pcrcen
tage of the oqulpment through the rail?
road administratiop, the War Dcpart
ment, the Navy Hcpartment and the
Vnited States Shipping Board, in addi
tion to that controlled by the City of
The statement said the government
had not been able to handle ita own
situation ncr to prevent the men who
worc operating government controlled
boats from striking, nnd added: "We
fail to see how any further government
control can solve the problem."
Status of Strike Issue
Thcse were the outstanding fentuccs
of the harbor tie-up:
1. -President Wilson cabled a request
to the War Lnbor Board to resume
jurisdiction in the New York Harbor
coatroversy between the boat owners
and their employes. The War Labor
Board issued a statement shortly after
the rcceipt of this cable message c<<?
claring the members would act in ac
cordance with the President's wishes. \
2.- Rapresentativcs of the 7r.nrr.-e
workers' unions voted unanimeusly '
at a meeting to rctum to work im?
mediately. The strike wns callcd of?
except on the boats operated by the j
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
Railroad. including ferry boats, tugs
and lighters controlled by. that rail?
O ?District Attorney Swann, at the
* request of *Mayor Hylan, begiin an
investigation of the strike of employes
of the departments of Charities, Cor-,
rcction and Health. He summoned the
strike leaders to his office and told
them that the city employes who wenr
on strike were guilty of a misdea- j
meanor. Those persons not in the pub
lict amploy who instigated the men to j
strike. he told the leaders, were equal- '
Mayor Hylan Assailed
A, ?Algembrrije^jTeader of theSocial- ;
ist group in the Board of Aldcr
men, issued a statement attacking
Mayof Hylan for using policemen as
strike breakers on Staten Island munic
ipal ferry boats. The Socialist alder
man predicted that in event of a sub
way and elevated railroad strike police?
men might be used similarly as strike
C ?The Department of* Charities and
Correction boats resumed opera
tions between Manhattan and Black
well's Island and Randall's Island, car
Tying foodstuffs and other necessities
to the prisoners, insane and paupers
confined on those East River islands.
John H. Delaney, Cqpimissioner of
Plants and Structures,'when notified
la^t rright that the men had agreed to
Tetunji to work, said that his recent
suspeirsion of the men would be lifted
so that trafflc could be resumed be?
tween Manhattan and Blackwell's and
(y ?The Lackawanna ferry boats?
nine of them?were the only ones
to ply between Manhattan and the New
Jcrsey shore. All other Hudson river
shipping was moored.
Hylan Is Assidled for
iVlaunting Union Card/
Then Manning Boats
Calling attention to Mayor Hylan's
"flaunting" of hi-g union card, the Cen- j
tral Federated Union of New York City ;
joined in the harbor strike yesterday j
in a letter to the Mayor, attacking him j
for putting policemen on the city fer
ries in the place of men on strike.
The letter quoted a resolution adopt
ed unanimously by the Central Fed?
erated Union at its Friday night meet?
ing, directing its secretary, Ernest
Bohm, to "voice its protest against
?your action in ordering policemen to
act as Btrike breakers in the present
controversy between the marine work?
ers and their employers.".
The-rosolution concluded: "The very
lcast you could have doae, especially
as you claim to be a member of a
union ahd flaunt a union card, was to
have offered your ^ervices, as execu
tive head of great^r New York, as
arbitrator, the marihe workers having
agreed to arbitrate, and, fajling be
cause of the stubbornness of the em?
ployers, to have kept your hands off."
jLivestock Now Driven
Through City Streets
To Relieve Terminals
EnOugh food is now being carried
Into the city daily, chicfly over the
Jfew York Central Lines. to prevent
Live ateers which formerly were
jhipped on car fioats from the New
York Central freight terminals on the
*>orth River to the abattoirs of the
jneat packing companies on the East
Kiver, now are being driven through ;
the streets in the heart of Manhattan '
i-n the early. moming. This method of
gctting hvestock from terminals that
are congested because of the harbor
strike was used yesterday moming,
*??<* ?t was said last night at the office
of A. H. Smith, Regional Director of
Railroads, it would be used again this
Working steadily to maintain the
*l y ? fo?d,ftocks, freight handlers at
the New York Central terminals at
?If'riy"^,rd Strect' S^tieth Street,
5.10th fetrcet and Kingsbridge unload
???.* more than 800 cars of foodstuffs
? .^/^^enty-four houra ended at
nightfall yesterday. Thi? is the main
body of supphes now being received.
Freight Goes Over Hell Gate
.^"nf!" fV -hu T,eodB of Brooklyn
and Queens, fre.ght fe now for the f.rst
V?1 ^an* "W'^hcd from the New
York Central Lincs at Port Morris
and shrpped, to Long I?land ovfr th"
He l Gate Bndge. PcrfehablJT ma*c
ri.ls, particulsrly fresh becf, milk and
/rmta from tbe Soatb, a^re beTne car
r.?.<J under the H*daon'and East'rivers
sn the PMBcnger tub? f th Pei;?
van,a and Long lafend railways TMB
A PHIar's Base
Holda the column erect with
firmnesis sn<J beauty.
Th* fe*t of the homan body
hav? the aanie responsibilitv.
<>ole?8 the tread of the shoe i* m
conformity with the natural out
Jine of the foot. both the car
ri*%t> ot the body and the foot
it??]S are ieopardized.
Pedlfornte Shoes perform a
true architectural function.
M?4? for men, women and
chlldren a? the priccs of ordi
We>it Thirty-Sixth Street
routo can be operated only after mid
night, when passenger traffic is light.
The railroad planned to run 100 cars
over these tracks last night, it was
said yesterday evening at the offico
of the opcrating division. Forty cars
had been taken east, and twenty west
the night. boforc.
In the Jersey C'ity yard of tho Penn?
sylvania Railroad 1,700 cars destined
for fxport were waiting to bc taken
out on the bay. Eight hundrcd cars
billed to Now'York City, about 10 per
cent of them containing food, also
were held up. Soft coal, most of which
was intended for ships about to sail,
was held in 2,500 cars tiod up in the i
yards of the Amboy district.
Transit Situation Not Acute
Roth the Brooklyn Rapid Transit 1
Company and the Interborough an
nounced yesterday they had enough i
coal to last for a few days, at least. !
The B. R. T. issued a statement early
in the nfternodn that supplies at the
Central and Williaitfsburg power sta
tions would be insufficient if the strike
should continue for a wdek or more. i
longer. Offieials of the Interborough
said their storerooms, which held |
about 20,000 tons, were fillecl at the j
beginning of the strike, and were !
being depleted at the rate of 2,700 tons
a day, so tho coal would last, with \
economy, well into this week.
Freight continued to pile up in the 1
yard:; on the Jersey shore. The Lacka- ,
wanna, which normally ftoats several '
hundrcd cars a day across the river, I
earried only twelve carloads in trueka
on its ferries yesterday. The yards of
the company aro overflowing, and cars j
r.re permitted to stund on the tracks
outside, because no room can be found
for them within.
Staten Island felt the effects of the !
strike in greatiy increased food pric.es.
Potatoes rose fl'fty cents a h'undred
pound sack, and meat went up three
or five cents a pound at the. shons of
small dealers. Calvin D. Van Name,<|
borough president, issued a statement
denying danger qf a famine. Food is
being taken to the island on the mu
nicipal ferries. operated bv the police '
and across the Arthur Kill'bridge frotn '
Cianford, N. J.
Ferry Serviee to
Staten Island and
Commuters from Jersey and Staten ;
Island found it easier to gct to and!
from ' Manhattan yesterday, partly |
because it was a half holiday and be- I
cause additional ferries were running. ;
Two more ferryboats were added to !
the Lackawanna Railroad's fleet, mak
ing nino boats plying botween Man- j
hattan and Hobokcn, which handled ]
hundreds of tons of freight; a more
perfect schedule was adopted by the |
Staten Island municipal ferries, which
had two boats running, manned by the |
police and many _,of the strikers who
returned to their-posts, and the effi- !
cient serviee of the Hudson tubes was ;
still further improved by additional
trains and crews.
All fear of a tie-up of incoming
transports was abated when Captain
Hutchinson, in command of the fioating
and equipment bureau of the port of
embarkation, operated eleven tugs |
which the government commandeered.
These were manned by seventy officers
and 250 men of the navy, replacing the i
striking civilian workers, and will be
used to aid the transports in docking.:
The question of whether the strikers ;
are subject to army court martial for !
the act in quitting is before Washing- !
5,000 Awaiting Boat
As many as 5,000 persons were in the
waiting room of the Staten Island ferry
before the police-manned ferryboa't
Manhattan left on her first trip yester
day. The boat tied up late Friday night
m order to give the tired crew a rest.
Thousands were left behind when the !
ferryboat pulled out.
Another municipal ferryboat went :
into operation shortly after 10 o'clock
manned by returned strikers and :
strongly guarded by police. This ac
commodated thousands of the noon
day rush home.
Hundreds of shipworkers who were
in the early morning crowd decided not
to go to Staten Island when they I
learned that the ferry between -Mar
lners' Harbor and Shooters Island was i
tied up. Wafons and trucks which ,
had been in line since Friday noon ;
were taken on for the first trip over.
The boat brought 3,000 passengers back i
on the first Manhattan trip. On the trip i
which ended at the South Ferry slip i
at 9 o'clock, there was a change of !
crews. The rudder gearinig went I
wrong when the Manhattan was off I
Guvernor's Island and the boat drifted i
until it was abreast of the Battery.
450,000 in Hudson Tubes
But it was the Hudson tubes again
thet handled the bulk of the passenger
traffic, It was estimatcd by C. S. j
Klump, general superintendent of the
Hudson and Manhattan Railroad- that
450,000 workers and shoppers wWe car
ried over the road hetween Newark and
N'ew York during the day, which is ?n
excess of about 150,000.
"It is always easier to handle. crowds
on Saturdays because it is a half holi?
day for most. Some leave their office
at noon, others at 1 o'clock and some ;
still later, but it is ?n easy strearn and :
tho crowds were handled ns if under
the most normal conditions," said Mr. [
As an example of tho amount of bus
ineas handled at tho train gates Mr. I
Klump explained that one girl tickct i
chopper punched 3,000 tickets in one !
hour yesterday afternoon while as many
as 7,000 nickels were dropped in one I
coin box alone durinp the same Deriod
Lackawanna Clears Yards
Offieials of the Lackawanna Rail- i
road statcd last night that thcro was
but littlo freight congestion in the
yards in Hoboken. Virtually all tho
freight consigned to New York was ;
being delivered throughout the day to !
merchandise houses in Manhattan over
the ferries to Barclay Street after bc
ing unloaded from the freight carn. '<
Freight from other railronds was also
handled this way.
t6We Have Government
By Throat" Owners
Say Delahunty Boasted
The following stattmont was issued
by Paul Bonynge, counscl for the boat
"Any Ruggestibn coming from the
frcsident is, of course, etititled to tho
Kreatest respect. Th<> valuc of tho sug
gestion, however, depends upon the pre
ose information before him when thc
suggtsUon was made.
"If tho authorities in Washington
omv?od to advise him that Joint Chair
man V1""'7, of thc Natiotml War Labor
l.oard haa already committ.cd 'himuclf
upon tho jssuen involved in a acurriloir? I
ex-parte attuck, repeated again only;
yesterday, upon the boat owners, that
omiMion would seriously undermine i
the yalue of thc- euffgesUon.
It js a very clcmeiiUry principlo '<
that. every controversy is cntitled to
an impartial bjjaring beforo an un- '
biued judgo. At this moment I can'
guess that #the boat owners will not j
conaent to arbitration of any matter!
before a board numbering Mr. Manlv i
among it? members." j
Ownera A?k Protection
Last night,,before the men had votcd
to return to work, a statmont wm is
fcued, slgned by the Ncw York Towboat
mchangc, the Ncw York Boat Owners'
A/xociation, th? Lightcrnge AsMOclfl
tion, the iwleperul'-nt OWftrra tind thc
Maritiri" Bjcohantri In o,c i ?,.--.,? **ld
that if given proper protection by the
government for the "decent men who
are ready and willing to work, the
harbor of New York will bc open with?
in twcnty-four hours."
The statement follows:
' "It has been suggested from time to
time that the solution of the problem
would lic in the government comman
deering our ^cquipment. When it is
taken inio consideration that the gov?
ernment now controjs a large percent
ago of the equipment through the
railroad administration, the War De
partment, the Navy Department and
the United States Shipping Boartl, in
addition to that controlled bv the
municipal government of the City of
New York, an\l has not been able to
handle its own situation, nor to pre?
vent men from going on strike and
jeopardizing food .supply, as well as
eutting off the transportation arteries,
we fail to see by what reasoning it can
be assumed that any further govern?
ment control will solve the problem. i
Dubious of its Success
"It augurs ill for tbe success of gov?
ernment effort when, through its rail?
road administration it quietly and
v.ithout protest accepts labor's dictum
that it will not grant a forty-eight
hour armistice, and when the lives of
children and inmates of institutions
are jeopardized through denial to the
municipal administration of the privi
lege of operating its vessels bv the De?
partment of Charities and other de
partments, and the labor leaders
further rcfuse to listen to the plea of
the Red Cross to release a small num
ber of men suffieient to carrv on its
"This problem never will be solved
until one of two things is donc. The
first method would be to prevent n
Il'w unscrupulous labor agitntors from
denying the members of their organiza
tions equal and democratic representa
tipn in the decision of qu-estions so
yital to thair own welfare, to say noth
mg of tho rest cf the community. The
majonty of our employes are not in
sympathy with their leaders in the
present controversy. The New York
Harbor Conciliation Board is now pro
viding and will continue to provide
such an opportunity for the men.
Owners Accuse Delahunty
"The other way to handle this situ?
ation would be for some one with
courage and backbone to say to these
unscrupulous leaders that there has
been no atirospheric or other changs
in cor.ditions since July 12, 1918, when
an award was made giving them the
working conditions forwhich they asked
at that time, and November 8, 1918,
when they made their demands for an
8-hour day, which would warrant
them putting the public of New York
to the inconvenience and jeopardizing
the food%and fuel supply of the com?
munity in the.manner in which they
have unless it be, as their president,
Mr. Delahunty, said before the National
War Labor Board, that "Wc had the
government by the throat." If no one
has the moral courage and backbone to
resist such a threat without first hav
ing Mr. Tumulty send a message to the
President, then we have indeed reached
a very dangerous statc of affairs."
? Mr. Delahunty came out 'of the con?
ference room at 26 Park Place last night
for a few moments, and was told of
the boat owners' charge that he had
said: "We had the government by the
throat." He said:
"That is untrue. If we had wanted
to take an unfair advantage, we should
have gone on strike six months ago,
while the country was at war."
Marooned on Coal
Barges Are Starving
Efforts are being madc by the strik
;ng harbor workers to extend relicf
to the families of their fellow members
marooned off Libcrty Light, Bedlow'a
Island, on a fleet of 20(T coal barges
that have been lying there since
Distress signals were sent up yester?
day and the sight of an American flag
flying upside down on one of the barges
caused some excitement at the head
quarters of the tidewater boatmen, at
6 Greenwich Street. i
On many of the barges, it was
learned, are the wives and children i
of the striking harbor workers and
the complete tieup of the harbor j
traffic has made it difficult .for even
the harbor men to get a small boat'
out to the barges. Each craft has on j
it a small supply of i'ood, and attempts !
of both the harbor boatmen and the j
tidewater boatmen to get a small
launch down from the Harlem River
to carry food out to the barges met I
with failure yesterday.
James Matthews, secretary of the
tidewater boatmen, said aid would be
forthcoming during the night, although
no dennite assurances of,a launch had
been obtaiued up to a late hour.
The barges are loaded with coal for
Now York City, and when the strike
was called they gathered from differ- j
ent points about the bay and moored
in a rcfuge off'the Statue of Libcrty.
It is customary for the men cmployed
on these barges to enrry their families j
about with them, livinp in a small :
cabin in the after part of the harge.
Navy Dirigible Starts
1,500-MiIe Flight To-day
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?The navy's I
biggcat dirigfljlo, tho C-l, is expected!
to start from Rockaway Beach, N. Y? \
to-morrow morning for ITnmpron Roads
on tho first stretch of a 1,500-mile]
flight to Kcy Wcst, Fla. Captain S. V. |
Parker, commanding officer at the naval j
air station at Rockaway, will be in
command of the ship and its crew of
Navy ofiicials said to-night that ifj
all goes well the dirigible ought to!
reach Hampton Roads in time for din- i
ncr. Brunswick, Ga., is the next j
schedul.ed stop, with Kcy Wost the i
Is Probable if
Official Washiiigton Views
Wilson's Order as Giving
Power to Comraaiideer
Eight-Hour Day Forecast
Federal Departments In
volved Already Arc Com
mittcd 011 That Issuc
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?President I
Wilson to-day took a hand in the New j
York Harbor strike situation. In con- i
sequence of a cable message he sent to
the National War Labor Board, re
questing that body to undertake an im- i
mediatc settlement, offieials expect the j
strikers to return to work nt once pend-1
ing a final decision.
The board, of which William Howard \
Taft, former President of the Hnited
States, and Basil M. Manly, are joint i
chairme'n, will hold a hearing in New
York at 10 o'clock Monday morning in
the Board of Estimate room in the City i
Ila'.!. A prompt decision is promised.
Indications here to-day foreshadowed
a decision in favor of the strikers, in- j
volving recognition of the eight-hour
President Wilson's cable is inter- j
preted by offieials here as conferringj
authority on the War and Navy de- j
partments, in tho event of a refusal of
the parties to accept, to commandeer j
sufficient tugs and other harbor craft
and operate them to prevent a con-1
tinuation of the tie-up.
Refliiests Strikers to Return j
On behalf of the board and of the
various departments intcrested, the
Secretary of Labor has requested the j
strikers to return to-work pending a|
Whother the private boat owners will
submit their case to the board is like
wise still unsettled. They were simply
notified alonp; with the other parties
to the controversy of the hearing on I
Monday. Offieials declined to say what j
would happen if the boat owners re- |
fused to accept the good offices of the j
War Labor Board, but it was believed
that the tugs and lighters would be j
put under government operation rather \
than permit a further stoppage of i
The Freafcient's cablegram was sent i
by him in response to a message which :
he received yesterday from Secretary i
of Labor Wiison calling attention to
the criticr.l aspects of the strike and
the neccssity for prompt aetion. The j
President'", rcply was addressed to Jo- ;
seph P. Tumuity, secretary to the j
Efforts were made by offieials of the j
board to arrange the hearing in New !
York for to-morrow, but Mr. Taft, who |
was reached by wire at Pittsburgh, i
found it impossible to get to New York
New York Hearing To-morrow
Following is the announcement
given out this afternoon by Mr. Manly
and approved by telegraph by Mr. !
Taft: -'In accordance with the direc- !
tion of the President of the United
States, the National War Labor Board !
will resume jurisdiction of the New !
York Harbor controversy and will hold I
a hearing at 10 o'clock Mondny morn?
ing, Janua/ry 13, in the Board of Esti
mate's room, City Hall, Borough of
Manhattan, and proceed to make a
"The National War Labor Board has
received formal assurance from the
Secretary of War, thc Secretary of thc '
Navy, Director General of Railroad
Administration and thc Shipping Board
that they will submit to thc board all
interests which they have in this con?
troversy and will abide by any deci?
sion which the board may "make.
"The board has notified the Secre?
tary of Labor of this aetion and has
requested him to take the steps neces
sary to secure a resu-mption of work
immediately on the assurance that the
National War Labor Board will make
a prempt decision which will establish
equitable wages and working conditions
for thc harbor of New York."
The communication was signed by
Renedict Crowell, Acting Secretary of
War; Jost-phus Daniels, Secretary of
the Navy; Walker D. Hinos, Director
General of Railroads, and John A.
Donald, acting fhairman of the Ship?
ping Board. Brigadier General F. T.
Hin&s, chief of the army embarkation
Bervicc, in contrast with thc informa?
tion convcyed to the President conccrn
ing thc interforenee with the movement
of troops and supplies, authorizod tho
statement this afternoon that there
had been no such intcrferer.ee.
Denics There Is Delay
,.Hc denied statements published this
morning to the efTect that ships briiiK
ing wounded soldicrs from France were
being dclaycd at the entrance of tho
harbor because of thc lack of tugs to
convey them to their docks, and that,
outbound transports. with food sup?
plies for the army aboard, w/?rc being
held up. Thc embarkation servico, lio
declarcd, had all the tugs in serviee
which it. required.
Offieials of the fuel administration
expressed considerable concern this
afternoon over the situation.
Thc impression in official circles was
that the. decision of the National War
Labor Board would bc largcly influ
enced by the fact that the government
departments involved have accepted
616 FIFTH AVENUE
IMPORTERS CREATORS* ,
FOR SOUTHERN WEAR
New models illustrating a pleas
ing freshness of line and detail.
CLEVER SPORTS APPAREL
DAY AND EVENING GOWNS
COATS AND WRAPS
generalry the principle of the cight-]
hour day. Furthermore, the Board of
Railroad Wages and Working Condi-1
tions of the Railroad Administration,!
before which the New York Mariwc j
Workers' controversy had previously !
been aired, is* known to have submitted
to Director General McAdoo, shortly
before tho strike was' callcd, recom- j
mendation3 which, in effect granted all i
the 'contentions of the employes.
President Wilsdn's cablegram also
intrusted to the War Labor Board the
important task of stabilizing labor
conditions generally and preventing
"industriaf dislocation and warfare."
An appeal to President Wilson to
enforce resumption of traffic in New
York harbor pending settlement of
strike questiona was made to-day by
Senator Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey.
He asked that the Director General of
Railroads bc directed to resume opera
tions "with the full authority of the
government behind him."
American Boy Arrested
On Transport as Alien
A tircd boy of eightecn sat smokinga
cigarette in the guardhouse at the port !
of embarkation at Hobokcn yesterday.
He v.ore a soldier's overseas cap. an |
aviator's raincoat and sailor's shoes. ;
He was neither soldier nor sailor nor j
aviator, but he willingly would have !
given his lifc if he could have been one !
Two years ago Jack Miller decided to i
leave Spokane, Wash., where army A
cruiting officers had turned him down
for some minor physical defect. He
went over the border into Canada, tried !
to enlist with the Canadian forces, and \
when he was again rejected went to |
Quebec on freight cars, slipping un- !
i.otlced into a Canadian army trans- i
From Livcrpool he hit straight for I
thc nearest recruiting station. Here
they told him they could find a place
for him in the home guard. He politely
Miller waited his chance to ship on
some boat for France, where he might
get into the French army, but the ar
mistice came and he decided to go back ,
When the transport Toloa sailed ?ut
of Liverpool Miller was aboard. He
told his story to a group of returning
soldiers. The overseas hat was tossed
to him. the aviator's raincoat and the
"gob's" shoes, and he was one of them.
Every one believed he was one of the
soldiers, for he ate, slept and joked
with them. But Friday Miller's real
status was discovered, and when the
transport docked in Manhattan yester?
day he was a prisoner.
Ilfi was in the guardhouse last night
at Hoboken, and to-day will be taken
before the iminigrant offieials on Ellis
Island. If he can prove he is an Amer?
ican citizen he probably will be re
Location Is Announced
Of U. S. Troops Abroad \
WASIIINGTON, Jan. 11.?Tho loca?
tion of all American army divisions!
overseas December 19 was announced'
to-day by the War Department.
Combat divisions of the army of oc- I
cupation on that datc were located as .'
Fiist, Jlontabaux ; 2d, Heddesdorf; 3d,
Andernach ; 4th, Bertrlch ; 5th, Merl; 7th, I
Euvszin : 28th, Heudicourt; 32d, Rensredorf : !
?'i;;d, Grevenmacher; 42d, Ahrweiler; 70th,
Vacherauville; ? 6th, Aigny-le-Duc; 2tJth,
Montiguy-le-Roi; 'J7th, Montfort; 20th, Bour
l)onne-les-Bains ; 30tli, Ballou; 31st, skcleton
ized, part on priority, part sailod; 34th. i
ukeletonized, part on priority, part sailed ; j
:15th. Commcrcy ; 36th, Olieny; 37th, Wortn
houdt; 38th, skoletoniv.ed. part on priority;
77th, Chatoauvillain ; 78th, Semur; 80th,
Aucy-le-France; 81st, Mupsy-sur-Seine; 82d.
Prauthoy; Slth. to he skeletonized, at Lemans
Novemher 28 ; St'.th, skeletonized. part for re
plncement, part. to return to United States ;
87th, St. Nazaire; 88th. Laprny ; 80th, Kyl
f)urK; HOth. Berneastel : 01st, RousbniRKe;
Swann "Reads Law"
To Strike Leaders
And Threatens Jail
Marine Workers'' Oflieials
Say City Ferry Employes
Qnit of Own Accord; Snm
mons by Distriet Attorney
? Following Mayor Hylan's suggestion,
Distriet Attorney Swann took a hand
in the habor tie-up yesterday by sum
moning the strikers' committee of
seven, headed by Thomas L. Delahunty.
of the Marine Workers' Affiliation, to
his office, where he rcad the law to
them which -mnkes it a misdemeanor
to instigate a strike among public
cnfployes, such as the men who oper
ate the municipal ferryboats.
The strikers' committee through
their attoxneys, assurcd Mr. Swann
they were not responsiblc for tho city
ferryboat men going out. Mr. Swann
thereupon issued subpeenas to about
scventy-five of the striking employes
of the Staten Island ferry lines to
appcar at his office to-morrow morning
at 10:30 o'clock to be questioned. He
said it would make no difference
whether the strike was settled or not,
so far as his intention of getting to
the bott*>m of the situation was con
The law had bsen violated, Mr.
Swanft said. and it was his duty to
determine whether the ferryboat em?
ployes were responsible for striking
on whether they had been called on to
do so by agents of the other unions.
The committee was closeted with the
Distriet Attorney nearly two hours.
When it filed out of the prosecutor's
private office Mr. Delahunty, spokesman
for the committee, said he and his six
associates had been invited to visit j
Mr. Swann and that the latter had '
given them some "whoiesome advice i
and had read the law to them."
When informed that Mr. Taft would i
arrive in town Sunday to t*ke the !
strike situatiq^ up for the War Labor ]
Board, Mr. Delahunty dcclined to com
"Let'-, hope the thing is settled be- j
fore we are arrested," he said. He '
referred his questioners to Mr. Swann |
for information about the results of j
the conference. . i
"I asked the committee '.;. eome to
see me," said Mr. Swann, "purely in j
relation to the municipal ferryboat;
situation. I poiqted out to them that I
tho striking city employes were liablo
to prosecution under Section 1841 of I
the Penal Law, which provides that a i
person holding public employment upon \
whoni any duty in enjoined by law who ',
wilfully neglects to perform his duty!
is guilty of a misdemeanor, and that;
those persons not in public employ who '
instigate, procure, aid or fibet "those i
in public employ wilfully to neglect or i
refuse to perform their duty are i
equally guilty under Section 2 of the
"Counsel for !he committee, Mr. Gil- ;
roy and Mr. Driscoll. assured me the !
men on the municipal ferryboats went :
out of their own atfeord. Mr. Deln- j
hunty and Mr. Maher vouched for their
statemeuts. After that the committee
Furs gf Quality
Our provisions for the coming year ?
include a greatly enlarged allotment
in spacc and the necessary stocks
and workroofn faciiities for this
feature of our business. It -is our
intention to control the choicesf
pelts from the hands of the trappers
in the various parts of the world
until they are finished into the ex
quisitely fashioned garments, neck
pieces and muffs for which the house
is so famou3. In preparation of this
Tomorrow and Balance of Week
oKow on Hand at a (Redudion
of 33% per cent
EVERY PIECE IN STOCK HAS BEEN
A Russian Sable.Coat .OPAA
Formerlv $15000 Now &5DU0
A beautiful Mink Coat 0*AA
Formerly $4500 , Now JZOU
An ErmineJEvening Wrap , ?-A
Formerly $2500 Now lODU
A Broadtail Coat
Trimrjied Sable -,?.
Formerly $2500 Now 1750
(Reduciions on other coats down to $250
talked for some time about their side
or the strike. I found them vcry rca
sonabie and evidently sincere in their
belief that their course is just. 'I am
I^erson-illv-^ntercsted in the merils of
the strike as betweett thc private boat
owners and the unions, so 1 permitted
the men to talk as long -ns thev
Rnmania to Administcr
By Bampton Hunt
AVic York Tribvi i
PARIS. Jan. 11.?Offrcial dispaiches
received here state that the Rumanian
"Offlcial Gazctte" has published a royal
decree declaring ? that the Rumanian
terntones in Transylvania, covered bv
thc decisions of the Transylvanian as
scmbly at Alba Julia December 1, arc
henccforward and forever ottachtd f
tjjc rcaL.i of Kumania. j ?.. KrZ?
further provides for public affaira^
! ransylvanian tcrritory to continue \,
be directed by thc prwisional counc i
while the Rumanian government w
undertakc charjre of its foreign anVr!
; customs, linance and dcfence of tW
! sainc territories.
The new territories will bc renrn
scnted provisionally in the RumanS*
governmenf by ministers without port
tolio wh may nominate speeial coun
ciliors fcr the various departments
^ Further, the decrec states that thn
yivanian council is under o'olipa
tion to prepare thc territories for the
administration of a scheme of c.lectora'
rcform based on univarsal buffrage a
; v.ell as the project'for agrarian'rc
The Transylvanian mission has been
; received at Bucharest by the Unite<i
States Minister. who assured the lh??,
I bers of thc dclejration that thc aspir?.
tions of tho Rumanian peoplc wcrs
about to be realized.
-^ 5IH AVE.AT 46IH ST,
PARIS 1 NEW YORK
*The Paris Shop of AmericaT .^f
now inpr&gress involves all remaining
Winter apparel?selections are still ex
tensive owing to the vast collections for
which this establishment is justly noted?
at $55-$75-*95 Formerly $95 to $195
at $1 25-$l 45-$l 65 Formerly to $295
at $45-$75-$95 Formerly $75 to $185
at $55-$75 -$95 Formerly $95 to $195
at $10 & $1 5 Formerly to $45
, Greatly Reduced
The follotcing are notable exam
ples of the values being offered:
$3000 NATURAL MINK WRAP.at $1800
$1350,MOLE COAT.at $950
$950 MOLE CAP? (Fox Coilar).at $650
$875 MOLE & HUDSON SEAL COAT.at $595
$650 SQUIRREL & SEAL COAT.at US%
$325 NATURAL NUTRIA BOX COAT.at $250
$650 HUDSON SEAL DOLMAN WRAP. at $495
$650 KOLINSKY COATEE .at $450
$450 SEAL COAT, Kolinsky trirn.at $3k5
$275 NfJTRIA COATEE.at $195
$225 BROWN CARACUL COATEE....... at $150
$125 POINTED FOX SET.at $75
$450 ERMINE CAPE STOLE.rat $350
$225 AMERICAN ERMINE STOLE.at $175
$285 SHORT MOLE STOLE.at $195
?hSHER SCARFS, silk-lined Wmal eftects,
Formerly $125 ,.at $85
TAILLEURS f I)AY\VRAPS~GO\VNS
HATS anb NEW FASHIONS m
? SPRJNG HJRS ?