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NO. 5430 T?il2S?$lZ52. at WASHINGTON. P. C.. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1921.-SIXTEEN PAGES c* 2&Sl~ZTJTZ7_?l?iZ T?4 ?" '* ONE CENT
DAVIS WILL ASK
NAVY YARD CUT
Labor Secretary Believes
TO AID WORKERS
Federal Employes Plan
To Carry Fight to
A Cabinet member?Secretary of
'-jabor. Davis?and several members
Congress yesterday assured employes
of the Washington Navy
Yard and other navy yards they
31a not consider the reductions in
f?ay, which became effective yesterday,
equitable, and that they would
take immediate steps toward a further
consideration of the matter.
The reduction, which ranges*
from 13 to 30 per cent, amounting
fo approximately $52,000,000 a year
*t the local yard, is termed "unjust"
by several Senators and Representatives.
Sees Injuatlre to Clerks.
After stating that he did not believe
that the general industrial
fituation justified general decreases,
Secretary Davis expressed a purpose
to discuss the wage decrease with
lH>th Secretary of War Weeks and
Secretary of the Navy Denby.
If any cut is necessary, he said,
it should be distributed as equitably
as possibly. He considered it "unjust"
to pay clerks less than common
Secretary Davis' assurance of support
was voiced during an interview
with Hugh Reid and Clayton S
Spear, representatives of the National
Federation of Federal Employes.
Similar support has been
pledged by the secretary to a committee
representing the International
Association of Machinists.
Hardlag'a Vlewa SMgkt.
A communication sent to all navy
yard locals of the National Federation
of Federal Employes, undei
the signature of Clayton S. Spear
assistant to the president of the organisation,
declares that efforts tc
bring about further consideration of
the wage matter through Secretary
Denby have been unsuccessful, and
states that Immediate steps will b
taken to place President Harding
on record in the matter. The letter
also urges the employes afTected to
ascertain the stand of their Congressmen
for guidance at the next
"After a thorough investigation
of the situation at the navy yards
of ray district, the Naval Proving
Ground at Indianhead. the Naval
Academy and the Washington Navy
Yard. I am convinced that equity
and "general welfare can best be
served by a further hearing of the
wage reduction case," writes Representative
Sydney E. Mudd. of
Maryland, in a letter to President
Harding and Secretary Denby.
Hopes for Rehearing.
"Certainly there can be no harm
for the government from a rehearing
of this most important matter,
and I sincerely hope there can be
a stay of execution to that end, believing
that existing conditions
justly warrant such action."
"I am opposed to the government
reducing the standards of living,"
Senator Hiram Johnson, of California,
declared in an interview with
representatives of the International
Association of Machinists. He assured
the workers that he was "with
them in the fight" and that he had
already communicated with President
Harding and Secretary Denby.
"It is not a matter of sympathy
with me." said Representative
Charles F. Curr, of California, "but
this wage affair is a matter of right
and wrong. That the government
should reduce wages without keeping
in mind the necessities of men
Who work for a living is wrong. I
shall do all In my power to bring
the matter before President Harding."
Apprentice Boy* to Protect.
Senator Samuel M. Shortridge. of
California, declared that he would
exert every effort to have the* wage
matter brought before the next
meeting of the President's Cabinet
More than 200 apprentice boys employed
at the Washington Navy
Yard will hold a mass meeting at
Naval Lodge Hall, Fourth street and
Pennsylvania avenue southeast, this
morning at 10 o'clock, for the purpose
of protesting the wage decease.
Herbert P. Leeman, president
of Columbia Lodge. No. 174, International
Association* of Machinists,
A denunciation of the wage decrease
was issued yesterday by C. L
Rosemund, president of the International
Federation of Technical
Engineers'. Architects' and Draftsmen's
MAY SELL WINEFOR
New regulations for the use ol
sacramental wine have been held
up. as a result of protests from
Jewish rabbis and the representatives
of other secU. The regulations
were to have become effective
The postponement will permit
continuance in operation of wholesale
liquor dealers doing business
it) sacramental wines.
"Original regulations called for the
annual use of ten gallons of wine
by each family, tut these were
amended to limit the amount to one
gallon. The present plart Is to
liberalize thia restriction, perhaps
fe three gallons.
WILL SEE WEEKS
Engineers representing Henry
Ford will confer Monday with Secretary
of War Weeks on Ford's
loffer to bay the g>rcmra<nt's nitrate
plant at Muscle Shoals.
Ford himself will not be here, but
it is expected he may come later
after the engineers have reported
ob the government'* position.
Against Pay Cut
JAMES J. DAVIS.
Secretary of Labor.
CUT FROM ROLLS,
SAYS SHIP BOARD
Reduction Here Precedes
Drastic personnel cuts were an1
1 nounced last night by the Shipping
When Chairman Lasker took over
. j his duties, the total Washington
i personnel, apart from that in the
i rest of the United States and Euj
rope, numbered 8.324. This number
j has been reduced to 6,358, ChairI
man Lasker announced, making a
total reduction of 1.966 persons, and
reducing the payroll from $15,893,i
796 to $12,952,690.
The payroll now stands reduced
' by $2,941,106 and includes the retention
of 382 officials with a combined
salary of nearly $1,500,000.
Will C?t "Field" Force*.
Lasker said that during the next
ninety days he intended fo reduce
his "field" staffs In New York and
the rest of the United States on a
' similar scale.
European staffs will suffer even
. more heavily. On recommendation
[of Emergency Fleet Corporation
' ! Manager J. W. Powell. J. H. Sheedy
, was elected European manager of
! the board ntfth instructions to pro'
ceed at once to Europe and reduce
the staffs there from 589 to eighty (
Dlnplare* Frank K. Ferrl*.
! Sheedy displaces Capt. Frank E.
| Ferris, now acting as manager in
'lEiirope. Ferris is said to be "very
close to the Britfsh admiralty," and
j the election of a new manager will
I cause nb little discussion in Euj
ropean circles, it was hinted,
j Sheedy was formerly associated
| with a Seattle shipping firm.
GERMANY TO GIVE
LIEN ON INDUSTRY
Berlin Will Issue Mortgage
On Private Property to
(Special Cable to The Washington Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
BERLIN, Sept. 16.?A mortgage
it appears, on the vast private industrial
properties of Germany is
about to be issued by the German
government to meet its obligations
to the allies. This is expected tc
raise 1,500.000,000 gold marks.
Next is expected to come a mortgage
on the private farming property
of Germany, prominent among
it the possessions of the junkei
class. No estimate Is ventured ol
the billions of marks which maj
be expected from this source.
A semiofficial, statement was issued
today regarding the conference
of Chancellor Wirth with the
representatives of the banking and
industrial organizations of the
country. The statement says that
good will was shown and the representatives
offered to assist the
government in carrying out its ilnanclal
projects. The industrial
interests believe they can produce
credits for about 1.500,000.000 gold
marks by using their foreign deposits
and credits. .
Bonds are to be issued on these
properties and sold abroad.
| (Ifre Hctali
Saturday Specials for Wc
today by the following
Brodt's. Inc. 7
Claflin Optical Co 8
A. Eberly Sons Co 7
Educational .....' 5
George & Co 8J.
M. Gidding & Co 5
Golden & Co 2
Wm. Hahn & Co 2
The Hecht Co ,.. 6
W. B. Hlbbs A Co 11
A. A. Housman ;... 11
Dr. Johnston 2
S. Kann Sons Co......*... 5
D. J. Kaufman 8
ARBUCKLE WILL k
STAND TRIAL ON
Prosecutor Claims Complete
PALLID IN COURT
Charge May Be Reduced
At Hearing Next
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 16?Roscoe
"Fatty" Arbuckle will be tried
on a charge of first degree murder
unless plans of District Attorney
Matthew Brady are changed.
Brady declared today that he
hoped to bring: the comedian to
trial within three weeks on the
murder charge, and not on the two 1
charges of manslaughter that are J
also pending against him in connection
with the death of Miss Virginia
Rappe, motion picture actress.
In the meantime, the actor remains
in cell No. 12, of "felon's row/*
i with each day seeing less fun in the
; face famous the world over for its
| good nature.
Dejected at Hearing. J
He appeared before Police Judge
| Lazarus today at what was sched|
uled to be' the preliminary* hearing
on the murder charge. Pallid, with
heavy circles about his eyes, Arbuckle
seemed another man from (I
the one who sauntered into police
headquarters - last Saturday night
for what he expected would be a ^
surface questioning. b
He moodily fiddled with his cap P
as he listened to the argument of j tl
bis lawyers for a continuance of! si
the preliminary hearing, and, al- j d
though several legal sallies brought : p
smiles to others, there wasn't a p
1j%?1? in the proceedings for Fatty. e
(ontlnurd to Next Thursday.
. The ten-day # continuance request n
of Attorney Frank Dominquez for tl
Arbuckle was opposed by District S
| Attorney Brady. The court finally j?
j agreed to a continuance until next f(
,? "I believe we have a complete
I case against Arbuckle for murder
in the first degree." safd Brad/!
| "I consider it my duty to prosecute d
in the Superior Court onT the murj
der charge, and not for manslaugh- n
j ter, as recommended by the inquest
and the grand jury." ti
The court sessioa was brief, and t!
j Arbuckle seemed actually glad to
j I get back to his cell and out of the r
court, where so many things have t<
been happening to him.
Charge May Be Reduced. fl
It will be possible for the charge P
to be reduced to manslaughter at t<
the preliminary hearing next Thursday,
and it' is believed in many
} quarters that this will be the final
j "Fatty" is getting mighty tired 8
of jail. According to his Jailers, he
i remained up until midnight last C
I night, smoking and pacing about
I the small cell. tl
BODIES OF ZR-2 '
Harbor Guns Salute While p
British Ship Steams *
Into Port. ?
1 NfcW YORK, Sept. 16.?Her flags ^
at half mast, and with the boom of tj
saluting guns, . coupled with the p
drone of airplanes overhead, the tl
British cruiser Dauntless entered ^
New York harbor today carrying !,*
! the bodies of fifteen naval Ameri.
can aeronauts who died in the ZR-2
balloon explosion at Hull, England.
The coffins, draped with flags and tl
garlanded with flowers, rested on V
the quarterdeck, watched by a f<
( guard of honor of four Marines with *
arms reversed. n
As the Dauntless eas^d into the d
1 dock, the officers, in full dress with c,
mourning bands on their sleeves,
stood by. The coffins were carried j
from the ship by eight British sail- f<
ors, and transferred to American
motor trucks under escort of six tl
American chief petty officers. They
were placed in one of the Naval f,
Hospital buildings where the funeral sl
services will be held tomorrow.
From the Brooklyn Navy Yard
relatives will care for the flnal dis
posal of the dead. i
is Jto-lnfoex ;
5, SEPTEMBER 17, 19,,. "
ek-End Buying are offered F
local merchants to Herald
C. D. Kenny Co. .^**j
Lansburgh & Brother 5 r?
Dr. Lehman 8 In
D. Loughran Co., Inc 2 d<
Meyer's Shops 2
Chas. E. Miller, Inc 6 "
Edgar Morris Sales Co. ... 2
National Laboratories g ?
Raleigh Haberdasher 3 "X.
Riemer & Co.... 11
Wm. Rosendorf 5
Saks A Co 7
Semmes Motor Co 9
Sta? Ho*el 8
Stock Exchange Securl- 1
ties Corp 2
Swartaell, Rheem & Hensey 11 tr
Vienna Hat Factory 7, 8 a'
Woodward & Lothrop. .. 1G o(
Wr. Wright \ 9 M
y V ; vf
Jltimatum Tells Them to
' OIBOX, Sept. l??Til allies
*?? an ultimatum to Hlunry
today ordrrlas her to vacate
Immedlntrly llnrgrnland. tr
West Hungrnry . The ultimatum
was sent thmgh the allied
eoaaell of anbaaudorR.
Br the terms of the altlmatam.
aalesa Hungary vacates
Hurrealaad, which waa awarded
* Aaatrla aader the teraia of
the tnatr of St. tierawla. a
boycott will he eaforced Immediately.
If the komtt should
prove Ineffective. military
messares will be sscd.
The allies regard the sltaatloa
as extremely critical, aot
ealy as a dchaace of their de.
mands aad a treaty lafractlaa,
bat also as fhreatcalas aaather
The altlmatnm was Issaed
whea It became evldeat that
t'secko-Slovakin was preparing
Irs awn measares. la the event
of military aetlaa, Itallaas are
expected to make the Srst advance,
OPEN DOOR IDEA
APPUED TO ALL
Nippon Favors It for
China, But for Other
Ipocial Cable to The Weahinrten Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
TOKYO, Sept. 15.-?One of Japan's
lost influential organisations?a
ody of seven professors whose
renouncements on Important naonal
issues have been a power in
hapirg Japanese public opinion
uring the last twenty years?hu
repared a manifesto on Japan's
osltlon at the Washington confernce.
The document urges an agreelent
for an open door In China and
he re-establishment of order In
Iberia, but declares the open door
? applicable to all lands. It hopes
or a healthy development of the
;ague of nations.
Summarise Japan's Desires.
The paper cpumerates Japan's
esires, which follow:
1 Worldwide reduction of ar.nalents
to a purely defensive status.
?. Restoration to China of all
errltorial customs and rlrhts. with
If open door principle Insured.
3. The recognltioh of the integIty
of Siberia, with help in the resoration
4. The withdrawal of defenses
rom all Pacific Islands and the aplication
of the open door principle
free Facile Trade.
5. Liberal trade co-operation on
he Pacific with coastwise trade retrietlons
6. Neutralization of the Panama
7. Race equality and other queslons
to be solved on a basis of hulan
co-existence and a spirit ol
jstice and humanity.
^ The international conference, when
t meets in Washington November
I. may find its tasks reduced to
he single question of disarmament.
Tokyo dispatches yesterday reort
that Japan is not disposed to
now the Shantung controversy to
ome before the conference. The
nited States Is not putting itaelf
orward as a mediator between Jaa"
an,d China over Shantung.
The immigration Issue was omitk
'rom the agenda submitted by
he L nited States to the other
owers. The United States takes
he position that immigration Is a
omestic question and could nor
>gically become a matter of disussion
by an international body.
Vap Quest Inn Being Solved.
The Yap question, which has been
he chief bone of contention beween
the United States and Japan
T., . year' 18 wel1 on the
ay to solution. The State Depart[ent
has strong hopes that the Yap
ispute will be settled before the
Japan may be unwilling to submit
le Siberian question to the conjrence.
With these four important con oversies
excluded from discussion
10 conference will be practically
fee to present at once to the conderation
of the imitation of armalent.
5~i" c XT Her'w
aves London next week for Paris.
here an ovation even greater than
ie he received here is ekpected.
le to his tremendous popularity in
ranee. The French tongue is not
prono<">ce the English
harlie, so he Is "Chariot"?Chaph
usually being left out?to millions
French boys and girls.
Meanwhile the bashful comedian
!fuses to make a public appearance
i London He sleeps all day to
>dge his admirers and tours the city
i a taxicap from 1 a. m. until dawn
- (Copyright, lttl.)
j. s. labor party
visits de valera
facial Cable to TV. Waaklngtoa Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
DUBLIN, Sept. 1?.?Eamonn De
alera todav received a deputation
om the organized labor of Denver,
I well as an American Federation
. Labor delegation, consisting of
r. and Mrs. Forrester, who present1
a resolution expressing sympathy
?r the Irish cause.
RATE ON $6,000'
Senate Committee Makes
Changes Affecting )
Lower Brackets. \
MEASURE IS NOW [
READY TO REPORT i
Amendment Adds Five f
Per Cent to Part of
Revision of the House tax bill. ^
preparatory to reporting It to the <
Senate next Wednesday, was vir- :
tually completed yesterday after- f
noon after the adoption during the
day ot numerous amendments.
Important amone the changes
made yesterday was the adoptifcn of
an amendment revising the surtax
rates, by which those below the i
maximum of 32 per cent, fixed ln|*
both House and Senate bills, were j
changed, some raised *tid ibme j
Under the amendment adopted the i
surtax will begin with 1 per cent on J
incomes from $6,000 to $8,000, instead
of from $5,000 to $6,000 M under
present law. On incomes up
to $20,000, the rate in esch bracket
is reduced 1 per cent. On incomes
from $20,0C0 to $34,000, the rate in
each bracket is increased 1 per
c$nt. Then the rates are left as 1
under present law up to incomes
exceeding $66,000, where the maxi- *
mum uniform rate of 32 per cent j
will apply. |
Change* Will Cost flS.OOO.OOO. - ,
The changes will lose the Fed- J
eral treasury $18,000,000 annually, ]
it is estimated. >
The committee also revised the
so-called luxury tax which the
House bill levied as a substitute
for the "luxury taxes" of section <
904 of the present law. The amend- <
mer.t levies a tax of 5 per cent on
the following articles In excess of
the price given:
Carpets. $4 per square yard.
Rues. $6 per square yard.
Valises. traveling bags. ooltcasas,
hatboxes and fitted boxes, $20
Trunks, $35 each. /
Purses, pocketbooks, shop and
handbags, $5 each.
Umbrellas, $5 each.
Fans, $1 each. \
Smoking Jackets, bathrobes, etc.,
taxed in the House bill are not
Applies Only Kxfew.
I The House bill levies the 5 per
cent tax on the same articles at
somewhat lower priccs. but the tax
to apply on the whole selling price,
if sold at prices in excess of the
figures given. Under the Senate
i bill, the tax would apply only on
The Senate committee,, however,
approved a tax of 5 per cent on
tlfte whole price of office furniture
and fixtures made from imported
Its previous action levyingr a z .
per cent tax on proprietary medi- (
clnes was rescinded and- medicines
left free. V
It reduced from 10 to 7V4 cents
per gallon the. tax on fountain
Allows for Capital Um*?.
The House sections relating to
capital gains and losses were approved.
except that it was amended
to make the rate on capital gains p
16 per cent and to allow, in case
of net losses, deduction* for the
whole loss. The House bill taxes
capital gains 12*4 per cent, but allows
only a 12 H per cent deduction
for a net loss.
The insurance sections of the
House bill were amended to make
the corporation normal tax apply
to investment incomes of life insurance
companies only. As to <
other insurance companies, it was
explained the present plan will continue.
but all will take the cor- |
poration rate. All premium taxes 1
are repealed as of next January.
The House sections defining for- 1
eign traders and foreign trade corporations
were approved. They are
defined as those 80 per cent or more j
of whose income is derived from j
business done in another countryThe
committee rescinded its ear- ,
lier action and voted that in the ,
CONTINUED ON PAG* TWO. !
LEAGUE MISSION :
ASKS CONFERENCE ;
Allies Declare Relief of Famine
Is Problem in
(Bpooiml Ctbl. to Tb. WuklactM Hanld 1
and United Newt.) i
PARIS, Sept. 16. ? The Interna- 1
tional commission, appointed by the 1
league of nations a month ago to 1
investigate Russian famine condi- 1
tlons. sent notes today to the United i
States, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria.
China. Denfnark. Spain, Esthonla.
Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway,
Holland. Poland, Portugal, Rumania,
Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, CsechoSlovakla
and the Vatican InViting
representatives thereof to a confer- ,
ence at Brussels on October 10 to
review the exchange of notes with
M. Tchitcherin, Russian foreign }
minister, and other work.
"The commission, despite humani- .
tarlan sentiments^lnspiced by a desire
to help Russia, does not pretend
that its task is merely charitable."
the note reads. "It is
essentially an economic problem
which must be solved by methods 1
conforming to economic realities." '
The oommission further insists 1
upon expert investigation of Rul- 1
sia's needs, and the methods of ^
alleviating its distress. ?
The Soviets have informed Frldjof <
Nansen that 4,000,000 tons of wheat 1
Is needed, although an excess of j
2,000.000 tons Is now in tha prov- <
inces, but cannot be moved for lack j
Parade and M
District Central Con
Armament Conf ere;
81x months of enterulnmmt for
h? foreign delegates and visitors
it the arms conference will begin
November 11. with a parade on
ennsylvania avenue, a mass roeetng
on the Mounment lot. and flrerorks
at night, according' to plans
lUtllned by the citizens" commitee
on the arms conference. In the
district Building yesterday.
Predictions from the State Delartment
that the confcrence will
ast from six to nine months have
aused the committee to plan housng
comfort and entertainment of
he' visitors throughout the winter
16,060 Already SBbaer1b?-d
A fund of *5.050 has already been
lubscribed for the entertainment,
"ommlssloner Rudolph, chairman
rwo PERSONS DIE,
STRUCK BY AUTOS
ON D. C. STREETS
Mrs. Annie B. Hoge and
Small Boy Are
Ts?o pe4-sons were killed in traf1c
accidents yesterday. ^
Miss Annie n. Hoge. 50 years nld,
jf 1702 P street northwest, was
struck by an automobile at Seventeenth
street and N'?w York avenue
and died a few minutes later
it the Emergency Hospital. Peter
Kalvaggfo, 2 1-^ years old, of 2102
Eightenth street northwest, ran
against a moving ruck near Eighteenth
and U streets northwest, and
was pronounced dead upon his arrival
at Garfleld Hospital. Both
leatha resulted from fractured
On Way Home.
Miss Hoge was on her way home
from the Navy Department Building
when she was struck by an
automobile operated by Mrs. Nina
Baumgartner. of 1618 P.lggs street
northwest. According to police,
Mrs. Baumgartner was driving
north on Seventeenth street and. on
turning west into New York avenue,
struck Miss Hoge.
The little Salvaggio boy, according
to the police, ran from the
sidewalk in front of 2112 Eighteenth
street northwest, into the
rear wheel of a truck operated by
Maurice Curtln, MIS M street
northwest, which was going south
on Eighteenth street. Police think
that when the lad ran into the
wheel he was thrown to the ground
with such force that his skull was
The chiUJ was hurried to Garfleld
Hospital in a passing automobile,
but was pronounced dead on his
Coroner Nevitt will hold inquests
at the District morgue this
morning. Curtin was released to
appear at the Inquest. Mrs. Baumgartner
was in a highly nervous
condition and remained at the
House of Detention. She was arrested
by Detectives Fowler and
AIMED AT LEGUI A
President Drops Marine Officer
Who Hampered U. S.
Special Cable to Th? Washington Herald
and Chicaro Tribune-)
BtTENOS AIRES. Sept. IS.?Reports
from Lima say that President
Legula has authorized a statement
that the Cervantes revolution is political
in character, designed for the
revindication of the constitution
which President Leguia revised following
his seizure of the presidency
In July, 1919.
President Lee-uia dictated a decree
?n August 20 closing Iquitos and all
other ports in the I .ore to province
to 'natonai and nternatonal commerce.
The report further states that MaJ.
Enrique Vargas, the garrison commander
who Capt. Cervantes deported
has arrived at Yurimaguas.where
the troops so fa? have refused to Join
the movement, and that the government
admits the capture of the gunboat
America, which is at Iquitos In
th-s tervlce of the Peru-Brazilian
While the closure of Iquitos halts
ommerce from the Pacific, it is not
ret known if Brazil recognizes it. and
if Brazil does not. Capt Cervantes can
be supplied from the Amazon.
Capt. Tamon Villariestra has been
appointed the new minister of marine
succeeding Lauro Curlettl. President
Leguia has been planning to oust
Curlettl because of his efforts to embarrass
the American naval mission,
which the president invited to Peru
to reorganize the navy.
SOUGHT BY GREEKS
[Special Cable to The Was!bington Herald
and Chicago Tribune.)
GENEVA. Sept. 16.?It Is understood
that the Greek delegation Is
iKemptlDg to have Lord Robert Cecil
brine the question of league intermention
to end the hostilities between
the Turks and Greeks before
the assembly. '
If successful. It Is expected to have
the assembly refer the matter to the
council and, If an armistice can be
arranged. council will delegate
the snbject to a coifimittee which will
work with the all fed powers or the
supreme council. The league will not
attempt to handle the question itself
Independently, as the solution of the
problem will probably entail revision
?f the Sevres treaty for which the
supreme council alone is competent.
(ass Meeting j
rnnttee Planning Six
tent for Visitors At
nee to Start Nov. 11.
of the committee, announced. A '
letter from Comptroller of the Currency
Crlsseoger permitting bank*
to contribute to the fund. wa> revived
by the flnance committee yesterday.
Twenty-five thousand dollar*
will be needed to finance the
program planned. It was said. I
John B. Colpoya suggested that a
mammoth parade should be staged
and followed by a meeting on the
Monument lot at which representatives
of labor and the District gov- j
COSTINTED ON PAGK TWO
OVER NEW MEXICAN
Choice of Democrat May
Cause Shake-Up in
By ROBERT J. BENDER.
The New Mexican senatorial elec- |
tion next Tuesday will have an Im- i
port*nt influence on the Republican c
organization of the Senate if Sena- 1
| tor Bursum. a Republican "stand- I
patter." is defeated by Richard H. 4
Hanna, ? progressive Democrat. I ^
The\ Democrats have made the'
Kew Mexican contest a clear-cut ' l
[ issue on "sta.ndpatism versus pro- j .
gresslvisra.- Republican progres,
sives have looked on with detached- L
interest. Frantic appeals from i ,
Buraum for oratorial aid from SenI
ators Borah and Johnson have been
j of no avail.
ProsrfMlvr. Walt Watrkfally. j
Progressive Interest In th? New ,
Mexican election fight chiefly conj
cerns the leadership and policy of
the Republicans in the upper branch
Of Congress. The progressives have '
been awaltng an inning, and this ! 1
event may affortf It. ,
It has been obvious that the pro- I
I greeslves and the leaders of the ! t
agricultural hloc have shown an lr- 1
difference to party leadership in i r
theSenate. Since It has heen con- j)
, trolled by administration leaders ,
I the progressives have made It clear I
I 1? private utterances that their sole ! ,
purpose was to "go along, but keep
the progressive record clear." 1
If Bursum is elected the progres- ! 1
f'ves may be counted upon to con- '
tinue their present course of await- ' '
ing their chance. If he Is defeated 1
they may get into action immediately
on the question of a new Re- <
publican leader to take the place I I
of Senator Lodge when he becomes
ter^nce* W'th the di*armainent con- <
Opposition to Watson. '
I Senator Watson. Indiana, has 1
been mentioned as the most likelv 1
i successor to Lodge. Watson is not '
a progressive. There are strong '
elements in the Middle West which '
j would normally oppose him , '
On the other hand, the progresses
have no one who would mm 1
able to command the necessarv sup- I '
port for leadership. The outstand- 1
ing figure in this group?Senator I 1
Borah?has been asked by the ad- I '
ministration to become "a leader"
! hut he declined.
Should Senator Cummins retire ,
i as president pro tempore of the
Senate on account of ill health I
(Senator Curtis, vice leader, would
succeed him. -under the present pro- ,
GREEKS RETREAT, :
REPORTS DECLARE j
Private Advices Say They Are
Falling Back from Sakaria
l/)XDON. .Sept 16.?Reports from I
private sources in Smyrna indicate J 1
that the Greek armies are in retreat 1
from the Sakaria River. I
Greek war office reports, however,
are that a large force of Turks
attempted to cross the Sakaria and
we^? thrown back.
The retreat of the Hellenic forces. ,
if true, means that the Greek drive
against Angora has been another
failure, and is bound to react |
heavily against the Athens government
which staked everything on
MISS WASHINGTON j
MEETS STAGE STAR
"Miss Washington." Miss Marga- <
ret Gorman, attended last night's
performance of "A Wise Child." at
the National Theater. A guest of
the management, the petite high
school girl, who was adjudged the
most beautiful young woman In the
country, stepped "back stage."
where she was introduced to Miss
\ ivienne Segal and her supporting
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will Hot want to miss In
tomorrow's Sunday Herald
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Sport Pace gives details).
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page devoted to the moat atrtk' g
picture, of M las lag
Weekly Review?A panorama
of world events.
Fiction?By the heat ' shortatory
porta?Every event In tkla
category (wily "revered." I
Society and theatrical newa.
Comics?Pour page, of them.
ilNN FEIN CHIEF
SENDS NOTE TOl
)e Valera's Answer Gives
Hope for Further Negotiations.
LLOYD GEORGE TO
Premier May Ask Country
to Back His Policy
CORK, *ept. M. thirty
iatrrJiH mfiu^r* of tke Irlnk
rr^bllcaR army held In the
famouR Kiltrortk ramp at Kermo>.
tke largent ietratlaa pea
in Ireland, kavr r?rapr<L
Pallonlag the ?
rn|K af prinonem at the Rath
rcmp. tkU Jail delivery An rejcnrdrd
an evldeace of nn or- %
gaalaH prt?icr?? nhicfc the
prtnoaem will attempt ta
carry oat at emy military
prison la Irelaad- Great military
activity at aad aear tke
latermcat camp* ka? keea noticed
aiaee the flrat eneape.
LONDON. Sept. 1?.?The exhances
between Lloyd George and
iamonn de Valera on the matter of
rista peace are not yet at an end.
leapite the seemincly "finis"
vritten by the premier yesterday
De Valera tonight replied to the
atest letter from Lloyd George He
"It would prejudice Ireland ?
auae to enter into a conference
without making her position clear."
The Iriah leader then pointed ??ut
he necessity, according to the Sinn
Tein view, for the negotiators to
neet **untrammele4 by any coadl;ion
Seen Hope la Cafclaet.
While attempting to recover from |
he consternation which Lloyd
Greorgre's sudden decision to conclude
the Inverness conference
hrew the nation, the Irish symrahizers
at least profess to find
lope that the negotiations may
'ontinue after Lloyd George has
?eld further consultations mith hl?
It i# admitted that the outlook la
threatening. Vut neither in Downng
Street nor in Irish circles *re
here to be found officials who will
idmlt that the nagotiations have
lefinitely failed and that war In
Ireland will com* again
There is. however, no indicat;on
hat Ll6yd George will recede from
Many Irish leaders refuse to accept
Lloyd Cfrp's view*?that te
Hold tha conference on the basi.
hat the Iriah delegates wire representing
an independent Irelff.r.d
rould actually constitute recognition
of the Irish republic. On th?
>ther hand, they argue that If this
urere true, there would be no need
'or any conference.
The Star, for example, says:
The phrase 'sovereign state" may
?e little more than Idealistic Hitwrnian
verbiage?and that Is the
way the more hopeful Englishrr.t-n
-egard the Pe Valera letter.**
rabinet to Meet
As aoon as the Prcmla* s* overs
from a alight cold, cabinet
meetings will be held, probibly
at Inverness, on Tuesday
ahich was to hnve been the date for
'.he opening of the peace parley.
The Dail Elreann will be ca'ied
nto session at the same time. It
believed the Irish leaders will await
Llovd George*# promised measage
after he has consulted hit
colleagues before announcing an>
It ia predicted that the premlet
will return to London during the
tatter part of next week. and that
he will call Parliament into aessior
Lo discuss the governments policy
It is also rumored that Lloyd
fSeorg- mav decide to go to the
-ountry on the Iriah situation, calling
for a general election in which
he could seek public Indorsement ot
his Irish policy and secure support
for his future operations
Observers In Dublin point otrt
that a settlement has now beer
made more difficult because S nt
Fein la pledged to De Valera
If Lloyd George wants war. 1>?.
can have It. But he can t get us te
break our oath of allegiance to Iraland
as a preliminary to the cmTerence."
Is the tone taken by one
hlgih republican leader.
Kine's Phvsician Called __
To Lloyd George's Bedside
'Special Cafcl. to Th. Wuhinrtoa Herald
aad Chief. Trlboae.)
LONDON. Sept. 16?Today Ix>"l
Dawson. King George s physicu n.
who 1? on a vacation in Scotland,
was summoned to see the prime
minister, as well as a dentist fro.?
Inverness It Is declared, however
that his illness la not aerloua and
he is expectcd to be on his feet
a few days. It ia rumored that
Lloyd George may cut ahort 1U1
holiday because of the Irish situ- .
ation and return to London as soon
as he is able to travel.
The Irish republican array hat
been reorganised and restrengthened
during the truce and arms have
been Imported from America and
elsewhere. ... - ...
Thbre is much talk of an Irish
plebiscite on the English terms, but
the trouble ia that the terms are
much too indefinite yet for a vote
and they cannot be defined before
All the Sinn Fein and nationalist
newstiapers are caliing^for continuance
of the negotiations. The
Freeman's Journal declares t'*at
Lloyd George's letter was an *travagant
misconstruction of '<
Ilish position and rccalla that r
years ago Ireland was a sover. >
state within the British Eti
that the reclaiming of that i a
ioes not mean severar.ee.
Only the Belfast Orange . r??r?
are pleased at the breakii nit
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