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More About Dynamite.
WEATHER:
Partly cloudy tonlsht
and tomorrow. Little
change In temperature.
Temperature at 8 a. m.,
71 desires. JTormal tem
pera rare for Jane 5 for
the last thirty years, 70
degrees.
Anarchists Would Make Laws
U. S. A.-German Partnership.
The Derby Again.
NUMBER 11.186.
Published every evetrtnjr (Including Snndar)
Entered as second-class matter, at the
postofflc at Washington. D. C
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1919.
2RICE TWO CENTS.
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FINAL
EDITION
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By ARTHUR BRISBANE.
(Copyrisht. 1319.)
Stock gambling, race-track gam
bling, and strikes are booming, a
bad combination.
Five hundred thousand going in
to various strikes in Paris; no
newspapers, not even news bulle
tins, published in Buenos Aires for
six successive days. Strikes and
upheavals everywhere, "from Paris
to PeMn and from Pekin to Rome,"
as the French poet had it This,
world of a new-bom Peace League
is far from peaceful. You may
(but probably WONT) keep na
tions from fighting each other.
But how are you going to keep in
dividuals and classes from war?
Congress is planning legislation
to meet the dynamite scare. But
the legislation is here already; en
forcement of law, without hysteria
or guesswork, will take care of the
situation. An accessory to mur
der before the facf is guilty of
murder in the first degree. Who
ever, shares in planning a murder
is as guilty as the man that places
the bomb. New laws reflect un
necessary alarm. The pld laws
will do the work, if you mean it
In the Argentine Republic they
are undertaking to weed out agi
tators that favor an end of gov
ernment by letting them set up a
little anarchist group of their own
in Terra Del Fuego, the "land of
fire," which is Teally a land of
mist, cold, and dreariness. For
eign agitators in the Argentine
are sent back to their native lands.
Native born agitators are sent to
the colony of anarchy in the Land
of Fire, south of Patagonia, where
giants were supposed to live,
where the five-loed horse did live,
and where Darwin made his inter
esting discoveries.
If such a colony of "men op
posed to all law" should be start
ed, it would afford interesting
study. The first thing the an
archists would do would be TO
MAKE LAWS GOVERNING
THEIR COLONY, laws to protect
the man that caught a wild, goat
in the possession .of that goat,
laws to make men work or go
without food. Anarchists would
deny it but none the less, if com
pelled to live together, and un
able to escape to "Bourgeois"
lands, they would become law
makers overnight t
England JsentheccriminBls to.
UOMC-Uh Cfc-4--wn WW-iOUU .-..UW--.
descendants are amone the wisest
law makers and most scrupulous
law observers on dearth.
The man who thinks he is
against all law simply does not
know what law is. or how HE
would feel without it
Thirty million German men and
women are represented in a peti
tion to the neoDle of America, ask
ing for moderation of the peace
terms, on the .ground that they
can't be- fulfilled.
Concerning the peace terms, the
most important announcement is
that Lloyd 'George, of Great
Britain, is inclined to make some
changes. He thinks it better to
get twenty-five REAL billions
from Germany than an I. O. U.
for an amount that will never be
paid.
Another piece of news from
,F Germany, through the Associated
Press, announces an .effort by big
German business men and -manufacturers
to form some kind of
industrial partnership with the
United States, the United States
to be the boss, running the com
bination and making a profit on it
It is doubtful whether the allies
would allow an arrangement pf
that kind, even, if the United
States would consider it
But the British and Japanese
international partnership con
tinues. The Japanese, according
,' to news from Tokyo, intend to
i prove themselves good partners.
Okuma, elder statesman and
former prime minister of Japan,
doesn't think very much of the
, Peace League. The Japanese be
lieve in the INDIVIDUAL NA
TION WELL ARMED. He and
other ruline minds in Japan in
tend to keep Japan at a top notch
of military strength, always pre-
, pared. That is an ally worth
having.
They are getting back to peace
conditions in England. The Derby
was run yesterday, for the first
time in four vears. Epsom
Downs saw the usual crowd, pre
sumably from the King, in the
royal enclosure, to the minstrel,
with his face blackened, gather
ing pennies from costers in their
donkey carts. In this revival of
the great race, a horse called
Paper Money ran third. Grand
Parade was first, Buchan second.
Financially speaking, Paper
Money was entitled to a better
place in England Nat this time.
To know" what this race means
to England, consider American in-
k terest in the fight that is about
to happen between a heavy, dull
person named Willard, almost
forty years old, and a heavy
young Irish-American named
Dempsey. Two hundred and
seventy-five thousand dollars is the
amount paid so far in advance for
reserved seats. Special trains will
run from California and all over
the United States to Toledo,
where the fight will be held. For
, one man in -this country 'that.
145
SAY IDENTITY
The identification of the man who
.tried to blow up Attorney General
Palmer's residence, at 2132 R street
northwest on Monday night which
is expected within the next twenty
four hours, wilf lead not onjy to the
apprehension of, the. anarchist plot
ters throughout the country, but also
to the prevention of future similar
outrages by radicals, the police said
today.
Because of the supreme import
ance of identifying the man whose
work struck terror in the block in
which the Palmer residence is lo
cated, Major Pullman, Inspector
Grant and William J. Flynn, chief
of the bureau of investigation of
the Department of Justice, are strain
ing every nerve today to run down
all possible clews which might lead
them to determine the identity of
the bomb-thrower.
Search .In Ifew York.
Developments today pointed to the
shifting of the hunt for the man from
this city to New York. Chief Flynn
will leave "Washington for New York
either. jate tonight or tomorrow,
armed with, important evidence, the
result -of the investigation, which has
resulted In the hunt, being narrowed
. ia t I .
I?? . lV?"?? " 2S"
been the principals in the perpe'tra-
,uon 01 me outrages in eigne cities.
".Every man is working hard on the
case," said Chief Flynn today, "and
we expect tangible results within
a. very few hours. We hape to put
our hands on the anarchists by estab
lishing the identity of the man who
(Continued on Page 3, Column L)
N. Y. SQUAD SCOURS
NEW YORK, June 5. New York's
corps of experienced bomb-thrower
hunters was out of the city today in
connection with the search for an
archists who caused ten explosions in
eight cities Monday night and Tues
day morning.
Inspector Faurot and Deputy Com
missioner Labey were reported to
have gone to Pittsburgh to interro
gate John Johnson, alleged I. W. W.
leader held there, who was said to
have given valuable information.
Others went to Paterson, N. J., and
to Washington to co-operate with the
policei and Secret Service agents at
work on the bomb mystery in those
cities.
The mayor of Paterson has Issued
a warning to all anarchists and Bol
shevik!, intimating that they will re
ceive rough treatment if they invade
that city.
William J. Flynn. famous detective,
wno is in general cnarge or the bomb
plot probe, may come to New York
tomorrow and open headquarters here.
it was stated by police.
PHILADELPHIA POLICE FAIL
TO IDENTIFY 'RED' BOMBER
PHILADELPHIA, , June 5. Inves
tigators have not yet definitely es
tablished the identity of the anar
chist killed b his own weapon in
Washington Monday, and believed to
have been known here.
Greatest secrecy shrouds the work
of .Government agents, but it was ad
mitted that they have under constant
surveillance a number of known an
archists and through them hope to
identify the Washington victim.
No other tangible evidence that
promised solution had been discovered
here, police say. A navy yard employe
arrested yesterday has, been released.
Department of Justice agents from
Washington are co-operating with
local operatives.
TODAY
could give you a clear opinion as
to the meaning and probable out
come of the Peace League, more
than a thousand could give you all
the facts about Willard and Demp
sey, with a definite opinion con
cerning that psnding battle. This
is still an j individual earth, and
the individual punch of one man
is more important than the move
ment of Tngmyf-pf humwi frping
OF TERRORIST
WILL LEAD TO
RFDRING'END
COUNTRY FOR BEOS
DEAD
WANTS TO QUIT AS
U. S. COUNSELOR
FRANK POLK,
Counselor of the State depart
ment, who is to resign as soon as
Secretary Lansing returns to this
country.
By EDWARD C. STRUTT
(Copyright.' 1019," by International
News Service.)
ROME, June 6. It an exclusive in
terview granted the International
News Service today. Cardinal Gas
parrl, Papal Secretary of State, de
fended the Holy See against charges
of partiality in favor of Germany and
Austria -during the war and offered
to place the archives of the Holy See
at the disposal of any ono wishing
to investigate the Vatican's war work
and diplomacy.
"Facta and fi'irci prove that the
Vatican actually - tended a greater
beneficent energ. m favor of the
entente powers than in behalf of the
Central Powers." said Cardinal Gas-
parri. "This was natural because the
entente countries were more easily
accessible to us Italy, France and
Belgium were benefited most by the
Vatican's initiative."
Cardinal Gasparri, commenting
upon the results of the negotiations
at Paris, said that the peaco confer
ence had been a "fruitful source of
surprises." He denied that the Vat
ican had attempted to obtain a seat
in the conference, a report that was
circulated following President Wil
son's visit here.
Decided Peace Course Early.
"In the early days of the war," he
said, "the Holy See decided upon two
lines of conduct with reference to
peace, in me evert that the bel
ligerents invited his Holiness to send
a representative to a conference for
peace by agreements, we would have
accepted in the hope of acting for
peace, of exercising power to smooth
passions and of upholding the weak
against-the strong in accordance with
our traditional policy. But if th
conference took the form of dictation
(Continued on Page 2, Column 6 )
CffllFlSEES
SPEEDY STRIKE END
WINNIPEG, Manitoba. June 5.
Despite surface Indications of renew
ed intensity of the general strike
here, leaders today were hopeful of
settlement within the next twenty
four hours.
Authoritative information indicated
a settlement "with ncnor to both
sides."
Secretary Ernest Robinson of the
general strike committee backed his
prediction by telegraphing labor del
egates from the entire province to
appear here for "settlement of the
strike."
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LIKE CHRIST,
BYLAYING ON
NEW yORK. June 5. Probably
few of the fellow-guests of James
Moore -Hickson, of London, In the
Murray Hill Hotel, have known that
since May 25 he has been practicing
the art of healing as taught by Christ
prayer and the laying on of hands
-In Trinity Chapel here.
Mr. Hickson, representative of the
Christian Healing Mission of Eng
land in this country, probably would
not appear to any one (and certainly
he did not to the reporter who visit
ed him in his hotel room today) as
differing from a successful man of
business.
Brdad of Shoulder.
He is broad of. shoulder and pow
erful of frame. His cheeks aro rud
dy. His forehead, under dark hair
parted on the right side, is wide and
virile. His firm mouth is shaded by
a rather heavy and shaggy mustache.
His keen and kindly Hazel eyes are
set under shaggy brows.
He seems a satisfying, substantial
looking sort of .man to do business
with an impression heightened by
the-Arm grip of a large and well-kept
right, 'hand and the warmth and gen
tleness Jn nls Tolce. "
And Mr.' BJc&son,--iaymair'5of".rtnei
unurcn or England, talks of hlnJHeai-.
line: mission in the -7rM .iti
- rj .:. i . . " ."tr:.-" "u
OFHISHANDS
uiu iiJtui. tfijt vi aia Business orin our
proiession. wnuo the reporter was
in his room the telephone rang and
Mr. Hickson said his caller -was a
practicing physician who was seek
ing his co-operation.
"I have never claimed to have
healed anyone," he said. "You can
only be an instrument through which
Christ heals."
Many Instruments.
And it was apparent that he be
lieves there can be many instru
ments. He made it clear that he does
not assert that he can cure all suf
ferers of organic disease In an In
stant tell the lame to toss away
their crutches and the chronic invalid
to climb out of bed and walk at once.
"My purpose might be best ex
pressed." he said, "by saying that it
is to revive the ministry of healing
in the Church of Christ along apos
tolic lines; to exercise the power
which He gave to His church for the
spiritual and bodily salvation of man,
and also to develop and deepen spir
itual life and thought."
Mr. Hickson has been working with
twenty-flve to thirty persons daily In
Trinity Chapel, where arrangements
for him were made by Dr. William
(Continued on Page 2, Column 5.)
U.S. E
POST AI TOES
COBLENZ, June 5. American ad
vancc headquarters at Treves has
been dissolved, and Brigadier General
Smith has been transferred to
ICoblenz.
The second division celebrated the
anniversary of the battle of Bellcau
Wood, with games and fireworks.
The Ninth and Twenty-third Infantry
Regiments and the marines partici
pated. That the vacancy on the Federal
Reeserve Board caused by the resig
nation of Frederic A. Delano may be
filled by the tender of the position
to Frank A. Vanderllp, former presi
dent of the National City Bank, by
President Wilson, Is the belief ex
pressed in some official circles here
today.
Secretary Glass recently announced
that a name for this vacancy would
be recommended shortly to the Presi
dent, and the recent return of Mr.
Vanderllp from Europe followed by
his subsequent resignation from the
National City Bank gives strength
to the report that he is to be asked
to become a member of the board.
Mr. Vanderllp has been closely con
nected with Treasury affairs during
the war. one of his chief activities
being the organization of the War
J Savings Stamp, campaign,
mm
VANDERLP
WAY
SUCCEED
DUN
INJURED
RE
STRIKE IN 72
HOURS FEARED
President S. J. Konenkamp, of the
Commercial Telegraphers' Union of
America, today declared that unless
the Atlanta situation is settled very
quickly the strike there "will involve
the entire United States and Canada.
"Telegraphers and electrical work
ers in every section of the country
are demanding that I sanction the
strike they have voted and it will
be impossible to keep them at work
much longer. I will announce the
date of the general strike within sev-ehtry-two
hours," Konenkamp said
today.
Scores Burleson's Plan.
-. - a .
A-uaenitamp aaaea mat it was an
"outrage" for Postmaster General
Burleson "to employ strikebreakers
to defeat the labor policies proclaim
ed by President Wilson and embodied
in the peace treaty of Paris."
If the strike is called, "with all its
attendant dangers at this particular
lime," Konenkamp said, "those Jn
charge of the wires will 1je to blame.
The National War Labor Board, or
any other similar body, could have
settled the whole trouble within, a
short time, but Mr. Burlesog. has re
fused to permit anyone, to settle this
trouble for him, -and. he doesn't .teem
.toAnow how toBtUlaJtJilin&BlLjur
( can't Take Hi word.
The sum .total of the situation lies
inability to take Mr. Burle
son's word for anything."
At the Postoffjce Department it was
stated 'there was nothing to be said
about ie situation at this time.
ATLANTA, Ga., June 5. With
strikers claiming 'Steady increases to
their ranks, Atlanta's telephone and
telegraph strike entered Its fourth
day with the situation unchanged.
Mayor Key, unsuccessful in an ef
fort to bring the strikers and repre
sentatives of the Federal wire admin
istration together, was considering
cabling President Wilson at Paris, to
take the situation out of Postmaster
General Burleson's hands.
The mayor, it Is said, feels that as
a result of Burleson's attitude to
ward the strike some agency other
than the wire control board should
be given control to effect an early ad
justment. Latest claims by strike leaders
place the number of strikers above
1.100, including 525 telegraph opera
tors who quit work yesterday. This
number. Western Union and telephone
officials say, is considerably exagger
ated. Not more than 500 are out, ac
cording to statements made today by
officials of the Western Union and
Southern Bell companies.
MOTHER OF 27 QUITS HOME.
WOODLAND, Cal.. June 5. Lucia
Cernes, who claims he Is father of
twenty-seven children, twenty-fl,ve of
whom are living, recently appealed to
the probation officer with the state
ment his vifp had desorted him. and
her whereabouts Is unknown. Last
year Cernes was arrested for alleged
failure to provide for his family.
BKGIX HARVEST IX JUNE.
LAWTON, Okla.. June C The first
harvesting In Oklahoma this year
will begin near Lawton shortly after
the 1st of June, according to the
Federal employment agency at Okla
homa City. The prediction Is based
on labor calls, it is said.
ROOMS FOR RENT
MASS. AVK. N W 023 Nicely tar
nished second-story room with
board for two, next to bath. IS
H. C. KNAPP,
923 Mass. Ave.,
inserted the above ad in
The Times and two
other Washington pa
pers. Mr. Knapp said he
had ten calls from The
Times ad for every one
from the other two pa
pers combined.
Phone Main 5260 and
insert an a'd.
If Wl
BY UNIONIST
PRESIDENT MAY E
HUINM I
Kistalled.
Senate Democrats Ask
Probe of 'Treaty Leak;'
Allies To Fix Indemnity
With Congressional and executive
leaders of his own party demanding
a speedy investigation of the 'leak
into Wall Street of the peace treaty.
brought to the front by accusations
of Senators Borah and-Lodge that
"the interests" in Wall Street ob
tained the treaty although it was de
nied the Senate, Senator Hitchcock,
chairman of the Senate Foreign Re
lations Committee, today -was deter
mined to push to the limit his reso
lution for investigation.
Republican Senators openly charg
ed today that copies of the peace
treaty submitted to Germany were
in the possession in New York city
of, J. P. Morgan &vCo., Euhn, Loeb
& Co., The National City Bank, and
Elihu Root, former Secretary of
State and former Senator, author of
the widely discussed proposed
amendments to the 'original league
of nations covenant.
Probe Causes G. O. P. Flurry.
There were signs in the Senate and
elsewhere today that the determina
tion of the Democrats is causing a
big Surry, and a "running to cover"
on the part of some of those willing
to cast imputations upon President
Wilson, or his advisers. An investiga
tion will bring in the names of some
of the big chaps in Wall Street, and
will he a "leak" investigation of
genuine proportions.
While there is'no official intimation
on the Subject it Is believed that Presi
dent Wilson, who was apprised of the
charces ins. the Senate, has cabled hla
earnest request that-he most search-,
Ing InvestlgSionbe made It 'is
cloaetfrrfr1tfdV'1fa Wfteiilhgtott Insist
ort an InvestiEsUnm.
Democratic leaders throughout
Washington, w.ho 4re becoming Irrl--tated
over attacks upon the Admin
istration, say that the purpose of the
Republicans Jn the Senate wa to
make it appear that somebbdy elope
to the President gave Wall Street
copies of the treaty, which was de
nied the Senate.
Borah Say He Expects Copy.
Borah, on the other hand, declares
he is desirous of presenting a copy
of the treaty to the Senate.
"I am not absolutely certain that !
will receive the copy I have been
promised today," Borah said, "but it
I do I shall certainly present it to
the Senate and the country without a
moment's delay. The American peo
ple are just as much entitled to know
what it contains as the German peo
ple." It was declared by Republican Sen
ators that the "Big Business" Inter
ests which they claimed possessed the
Treaty were seeking to prevent the
New York copies from reaching the
Senate.
Recalls Probe Two Yearn Ago.
The memorable "leak" investigation
of more than two years ago was an
attempt to Involve a close relative of i
the President, former secretary aic
Adoo and Secretary Tumulty In giv
ing out to Wall Street advance infor
mation on official subjects. It cost
the House $75,000 and nothing came
of it.
Senator Hitchcock today was asked
to hold up his resolution but his in
tention at noon was to force the Is
sue to a vote.
Charles E. Elmqulst .of Minneapolis,
will head the Federal Electric Rail
ways Commission, organized yester
day. Chairman Elmqulst is president of
the National Association of Railway
and Utilities Commissioners. Oother
members of the Federal Commission,
the personnel of which was announc
ed today, are:
Edwin F. Sweet, Assistant Secre
tary of Commerce: Royal Meeker,
United States Commissioner of Labor
Statistics; Louis M. Wehle, gen
eral counsel of the War Finance Cor
poration; Charles W. Beall. represent
ing the Investment Bankers' Associa
tion; Phillip M. Gadsden, representing
the American Electric Railway Asso
ciation, and William D. Mahon. repre
senting the Amalgamated Assocatlon
of Street and Electric Railway Em
ployes. The commission, in an announce
ment of its alms, stated It will at
tempt "to determine the general prin
ciples which Bhould cover the regu
lation, operation, and service of"
street railway utilities.
JURY URGES MORE SAFETY
DEVICES FOR TIDAL BEACH
A coroner's jury investigating the
drowning of Cornelius Sweeney at
the Tidal Basin Bathing Beach on
May 29, last, yesterday returned a
verdict of accidental death.
It was testified tho beach was with
out a pulomotor or a telephone, and
the Jury recommended that a tele
phone and the necessary appliances
for the safety of the bathers be in-
ELMQUEST HEADS
RAILWAYS BOARD
IN
PARIS, June 5. Definite progress
was made at today's conferences on
the formulation of the allies' reply
tor Germany's counter peace pro
posals.. The .conferees have practi
cally agreed that a definite figure
should be fixed for the reparation
Germany must pay. The amount
still Is disputed, but probably will be
125,000,000,000 in cash and, in addi
tion, other fixed reparation, such as
coal from the Saar Basin, and the
rebuilding of Belgium and northern
Prance.
The allies' answer to the counter
proposals will be handed to the Ger
mans before June 12, it was learned
from an authoritative source today.
Premier Paderewskf of Poland,
protested bitterly today against the
slightest change in the Polish bound
aries fixed In the original" treaty. He
insisted Germany already is plotting
to overwhelm the Poles' and to take
advantage of the slightest weaken
ing by the allied and associated
powers. The Germans, according to
1C, Paderewski, are prepared to as
sist the Russian Bolsheviks to retake
Russian Poland.
Clemenceau Racks ;George.
Premier Clemenceau h!aa espoused
the position of Premier Loyd George,
and is understood to be advocating,
sprae concessions,, including a plebi
scite for .German territory? PresUfent
Wilson' position in thJaBapect-isut
not beentniaae known.'
. The ., Americans axe deploring t&
publicity given to the British demand
for material changes inasmuch as' re
ports indicate that they have resulted
In a stiffening of the German govern
ment's opposition to the treaty. The
American delegates feel that the
people of the United States ap
prove the general terms of the treaty,
and there is absolutely no disposition
to adopt an eleventh-hour attitude of
leniency.
I One of the President's advisers de
clared that the Americans, prior to
the presentation of the treaty, pointed
out in their opinion, certain clauses
would not work out. However, they
were overruled. At the same time
the Americans were subjected to the
most severe criticism in the European
press on the ground they were pro
longing the negotiations because they
did not want to.be too severe to Ger
many. The facts were just the con
trary, he said. The Americans never
considered "letting down" on Ger
many. It was not the amount of the
German debt so much as tho methods
by which it could be collected that
furnished ground for the Americans
contention.
Americans "Were Reasonable.
The American position throughout
the conference has been one whereby
they were willing to agree to almost
anything in reason that might be
worked out along practical lines, this
man said.
In the early stages of the negotia
tions when it was suggested (hat
J500.000.000.000 or $600,000,000,000
might be levied, the Americans, in
stead of opposing, asked how it could
be collected. They presented esti
mates of what the-y tBought could be
collected and how the collection could
be made in a practical way. When
this appeared to be leading to a dead
lock the Americans, in effect, said:
"Very well, gentlemen, we agree to
any amount which Germany can pay
and will repay for the suffering and
damages caused. If you are unable
to agree to the amount of reparation
that can be worked out practically
at this time wo will agree with you
to leave it to a future commission
acting under the League of Nations."
Thus America's position was clearly
set forth, and it has not been changed
since. The Americans agreed that Ger
many should" be made to pay for the
damages to the greatest extent of her
ability, but at the same time the
delegates entertained ideas as to how
much Germany would be able to pay.
E
BERLIN (via London). June 5. Dr.
Bernard Dernberg proposes that Ger
many raise money for Indemnity by
21,000.000 workers working one hour
overtime each day at the usual wage,
with no extra, which would bring in
630.000.000 marks monthly.
Albert Helfferlch. former secretary
of the treasury, criticises the German
offer to pay 100.000.000.000 marks. He
contends that payment of this sum
would mean "surrender of the na
tional capital and would make the
workers tho slaves of foreign bank
ers " He asserts that 20.000.000,000
marks are sufficient to indemnify
France and Belgiuminstead--of 80.-
pwvawyaav
,
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TO PAY NHMIY
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IN TUNNEL AS
WDER CAR
EXPLODED
WILKESBARRE, Pa., June 5.
Eighty-five men were killed in an
explosion today in the Baltimore
tunnel of the Delaware and Hudson
coal company, near this city, ac
cording to estimates by officials of
the colliery.
More than sixty persons were in
jured, and it was reported that
many of these were dying. It was
estimated the death list might reach
100.
Caused By Falling Wire.
The explosion was said to have
been caused by the falling of aa
electric wire into an open car of
black powder.
The car was one of sixteen, carry
ing about 20Q men, which was be
ing drawn Into the tunnel when tho
explosion occurred.
The accident was in direct
ant
the
violation
of
Jaw, it .is said.
Men are permitted to ride to their
work in trains, but it is a direct
violation tp transport men and powder
at the same time. On the train today
were ten kegsof black powdery and
it is definitely established that this
powder exploded fromlMarks irom a.
broken trelle'vjwlprf?
BaAlts dSVicilBis swfake i
every 'undertaking establiahs&su IB.
theelty. Frantic women, and. c&U
oxen "rushed front one morgus tA
another in an effort to learn whether
their loved ones were among th
dead.
Many of the victims were blown
to atoms by the explosion. A ma
jority of therm. . however, were be
lieved to have met death by inhal
ing' flames. Others wore drowned
when they were blown into a trench
of water thai paralleled the railroad'
track. 'C
Among- identified de'ad was John
McCIoskey. formerly fa star pjtcher
in the New York State Baseball
League. .
Blast Early vin MorslBC
The' explosion occurred at 6:40 a. a.
By 7 o'clock thousands of persons had
gathered at the head of the tunnel.
As the dead were removed they
were placed on a hillside near the
tunnel. Mothers, wives and children
rushed hysterically from one body to
another, seeking to identify the
corpses.
Many women fainted when they
recognized husbands, fathers or sons.
Every Physician Called.
Every physician and ambulance in
Wllkesbarre was called to the seen.
Streets were filled with hurrying- mo
torcars as thousands of townspeople
joined the' rush to the scene of the
disaster.
First-aid crews worked at the tun
nel mouth. Many victims died just
as they were brought to the surface.
' The foreman of the tunnel, who was
riding- on the fourth car of the train,
escaped without injury.
LATINENVOYSAGAIN
President Wilson has issued a call '
for he convocation of the second
Fan-American financial conference.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
Borne announced before the Pan
American commercial conference
meeting at the Pan-American build
ing here today.
The United States Government has i
sent invitations to the governments
of all of the American republics to
send official representatives to
Washington on January 12. 1920. Sec
retary Rowe said, to confer about the
after-the-war financial situation in
the Americas.
Each country has been requested to
send Its minister of finance and two
other delegates.
Rowe Lauds First Results.
Secretary Rowe spoke of the great
work accomplished by the first Pan
American financial conference in 1915.
including the establishment of the
International High Commission an'd
the conclusion of the Pan-Ameriean
trade mark agreements and he de
clared that it was highly necessary
that the conference "assemble again
after a lapse of nearly five years U
consider the new situation created by
reason of the close of the war."
In addition to the establishment of
the trade-mark bureau at Havana, he
pointed to the commercial arbitration
arrangement between the Chamber of
Commerce of the United States and
those of Buenos Aires, Montevideo,
and Guayaquil, and commercial trav
elers' treaties, as the outgrowth of the
first conference.
Secretary Rowe stated that tha
Americas owe a deep moral obliga
tion, -as well as economic and financial
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