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OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAi'hK
A NEWSPAPER FOR
CIVIC PRIDE, THE HOME,
A GREATER TULSA
VOL. XIV, NO. 140.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, FMBRUAUY U, 1920.
PRICE 5 CENTS.
RELIABILITY CHARACTER ENTERPRISE
RAIL WAGE WAITS
RETUiiN Ur KUAU5
Suspended Until the
Property Goes Back.
Nature of Proposals Withheld
as Well as Workers' Re
ply; Are Displeased.
TRAINMEN NOT TO STRIKE
President Lee Indicates He
Will Be Bound by Action
WASHINGTON, Feb. 15. Nego
nations of tho union railroad omploy
m for An Increase in pay practically
wer luspendod tonight until tlic
rail properties again aro in tho
bands of tho owners Tlwre re
mained as a finale only tho presenta
tion to I're.-ldcnt Wilson of Uio union
reply to his statement given them
earlier In tho day and thin likely will
be ent to tho white house tomorrow
Union officials onfrrrcd six hours
en the president's statement, l'tit
they steadfastly refused to divulge
iti contents on which white houno of
ficials likewise maintained nbtolutc
sUevnce. Nor would the union chiefs
five any Information on their reply.
Mrector General IUnca conferred
briefly today with V. U. Iee, presi
dent of the Itrotherhood of Jtn.ll.vny
Trainmen, and r, committee from hla
organization. This conference so far
it the rallfoad ndmlnwtratlt'U N
concerned, was said to conclude tho
series of meetinga on the wue quis
llon. Ur. Musi Also tale, today rent a
letter to the iJrotherhood of Mnln
ttnancn of Way Kmployivj re stating
lili attltudo toward tho group's
Hrltc, It was hinted lio Informed
them they could expect nothing fur
iMr in tho way of wage Increuaea
from the railroad Administration.
Membcrr of tho workers' committee,
however, denied this but declared
there his been no decision to call
(If the strike which has been tot for
After Mr nines had given thn ad
ministration's final word to Mr. Leon
rgaoliation, th0 tralnmun's jiresl
Ont announced lio regarded "tho
Wte house decision as binding on
lit union as well as tho others." Al
isouEh Mr. I,oo declined to dlMiusa
9 next move. It won understood he.
"oulj not break from tho other or-
Hnizallons, it was Indicated also
that he would permit tho wage
vreement, notice of abrogation ol
which wua given for February 2.1, to
Mmtln In effect until tho termina
tion of federal rontrol. Members of
u tommillco nonmrd to accept this
M their chlcf'a stand.
Jlie general attitude of the union
Wlclils after hearing tho prcsldont's
'ateraent In a ronferenco on the
rjnth lawn of tho whlto houso was
r&lnlV mm nf riU.-intinlnttnunt Kf.mn
I them wero openly dissatisfied but
morn conservative leaders urged
that they bide their time in the hopo
f laocess along other linen.
"War Culo" Pomiilele.
H yta understood that Mr. Illnns
'a tow mo president that tho rati.
earnings wero liiHiifflcient to
cam of a new raise. Tho di
rector general was said to havo In
Sir. Wilson also that tho rail-
,'u "ministration hal adopted a
loi.cy lan fall, which ended tho "war
cicn of incretuilne tho pay of Its
wen rxl that any furlhor revision
ui wnge agreement could bo
. y " thorn wai moro revenue
Many 0f the union officials were
borrow ' AVnahln"ton to
HAMON AGAIN WINNER
rntrol5 Soeonil District Convention
MinUoceo Olfcnry nm ;r.int
DrlepiteiH to CliicnRn,
f lietme4 p,,,, mite wlr,
. MUSKnilf-l.- ml ....V.
1L, , ., S-M. la. uv ii'iiuu-
eonveiulun or tho SeconM con
S5f n-tI dl3,rU't today elected U Ci
tf i7.rf "-"''obco mid C. O. Orant
1alr county delegated to tho na
Mn.V conv'Hon, and Phil Knider of
r, . KC? anrt Jh Itnpcr of Cow
Jlci?; aJt,'riatos. C. I. Wilson of
diaii,? i rounty was named prrel-
"'ntlul eleelne 1- t.- cj-l
U-in 48 chalrman of tho conven-
tJ''!l,ull0n' condemning tho ex-
. tomrn.j, l,ID uomocratic pnny.
' Sf"dln.s- Senator 1ydge and his
tit fnV . m u, united States sen
'riati ? . . ,lr atltudo on the peace
' . '""tructlng the delegation
lional e r .Jilko llamon for na
Wfl. i ""'ttftnan, wero ndopted.
oiwa' . mTrlH f Wagoner wus
Th e?a,8 "''to chairman.
w nn lly tMt I" tho convention
l!5wii h.e ltlon of delegates.
m rnH 1tuef'on wu.t nominated
"frew?..11 plca for 'lection tut a
lK,h;n of the w'omen voters.
beaten by a vote of 6D to 15
f lU: Tllo7 mak. rnn7eiVii,.. e
Un."" second and Jlln.-iipsta ra. -
World's News Told
in Condensed Form
for Hurried Readers
WASHINGTON. Veb. 1 i -fe.rrtary
Maker today atkel rotigre-a to appmprulii
1124, .'.on for a tractor repair sbou al Kurt ttj. i i n m
bui. dkia. Hitchcock Proposes Two
leO.NIxi.V. Feb. 13 Seteral 'inn Kern PmViniTmiiunc H r n y
era mere arrested in a new llrlllih military I t-djinpi OIHlSCS J V (2 r
roundup in Kuh'ln today, laid a tentral A .a:,,,, in
New dupaich from ll.at clij VlLltlU J.
KV YORK. Kel,. 18 Willi.-n V lied , .
p et't-v v, re'X.v.'WILL ACCEPT EITHER
Kuailan fhamler of wirunereo, It was an
WAWU.S0TON. Feb' 13 -'The nur al
mnH ji'CMlni: need" n ihn eiiabilrtimenl
ot a i aval bate In California Weerelarj '
I'anle'a mid a delegation from .Mm.ili. .
tal . lo.tajr In aeeepllnit tentallnly a drod
lor a Utie .lie at that cilj .
TOl'KKA. Kan., Yob. 1.1 lh itale will I
tart UiTpttitaliona at onrn i ee the I
railroad eeeilon hands and hop laborera i
no on atrlke net Tuesday lo ascertain
under ho ordera they are actios.
PORT WOUTH. Tea. Keb. 13. An I
irniM bandit aecured S.0U0 viorlh of dla- I
aonda and 2U0 In tatli wheu earlr this
morning be biJd uri I'ft nicht cJerk In the1
Melha bolel in the heart of th butlnem I
district. Tho diamonds had been depoilled
by a guest
port of enibsrUiinn in Hoboken, dle.1 jes
terdsy al Ihn Ko Hills nnlitarv tauiiul
on btaien Island alter a iliori illness with
TOI'U.'A, Kan. rob. 1.!. Four bandits
f.Vit.t1.,?!.1""," "'''', b.'"',k '
1'ottanatomio county, early today and took
between 40,000 and 6o.ti00 in Liberty
bonds and fz.noo In cash, according to a
report rrctlvrd tt tha slain b.ink r.immi..
aioucr'a oltico. The rubber escupod.
Atr.XHX) CITY. eb. IS.- Mencan I
Iroups aro aclltely pursuing bandits who
recontli raptured Joseph Askew, an Amer
ican, at Uomct polaiio, and cartlcd lum Into
tha mountains, affording to semiofficial in
formation rtt-citud hrrn. lli. r.u'ii, i. l.n
lleted lo be Imminent.
II.VM.V. Feb-, 1,1. -Tha Armrni.n a
lional delegation here slates th-i it ha- rt,
reined a messago from CousUnlinople say
iui uunug mo erc.eiiL anacks by
nationaliM forces on
Marasn ana .inltab.
In Asia Minor, about ?.oon
lana wero murdered In cold blood.
KI, I'AM. Trias. h. 1 H In.lrnMlnn.
'isto been receivc-l by the Amerirsn embassy
at .Meiici city lo talo up the nunstiun il
Iho detention of l.leuls. I.. ,M. Wolf and U.
B. Usher, American ariators, by the mu
nicipal authorities at Naroiarl, .Sonora, it
was announced at military headquarters
I)MO.N, Keb. J3. The supreme councd
today agreed on a nolo lo Jugo-Plavla re
garding rirme, hlr-h it is intimated plainly
Informs tho Jugo Slass that some agree
ment mnft be rraibed Mmn if quiet is to
be expected in tho Adriatic. Premier Mill
of Italy is reported to bo satisfied with
uio nolo prepared today
fnt Iho Ashtun I'nder I.jno consliluency to
mi tun seat vacant in um bouse or com- '
mona by tbe elreatlon of Hir Mbert Man j
ley to tho peemgo. the coalition unioni.i
candidate on by .i enmparaiively Marrow
rgiu. mr waller Del-reein polled e.sti4 i
.na; W V Itobm.oi Uborile S,:i-.'T Hir I
fONION', Feb 13 Although Premier
l.loid (leorgn announced in tbn house of
ceinuifliis that he hnped tn introiucn the,
new home rule for Ireland bill net neck, !
it was leartied today from nfdeial sources
that tna mearurn has r.ot yet rearhmi ita
final draft "It is to be doubled much i( the '
whole nf plater province is excluded in the
new bin, sua a governiuenl olfulsi
NKW YORK J'eb. 1.1 An eslimate thai
It would cost New York, city at least
95,000,000 lo remote thn enow from Us
etret'ta wan made today by ftreet Cleaning
Commissioner MacSiay Ills deprtment has
already spent ft 000 00 as a re'ult of the
recent storm and today he asked for an
sppropriatinn of jonoofln additional.
.More rain, snow and sleet fell tolay
CHICAGO. Feb IS Kite aulo bsndlts
heavily armed, anoru lauer noon practical '
ly eleancd out the Newark fur shop on
Madison ayenue gelling away with turs
vslued at $l,ono Hundreds ot pede'trlsns
were passing by the shop during thn rob-1
bery. A similar robbery a week ago In the i
wounded one of tho bandits
WARM I Mil ON. Feb,, f Nnmlnslions
sent in iho senaln bv President Wilson lo
day were .lohn barton Payne lo lie seere
lary of ihn mlerior. Robert ITnderwitnd
Johnson, to he ambxB'ador lo Italy: Clsr
ence f Springs tn be lollei-ter of istoms
at fun Il'egn. t'al : .lohn It. Xeeley of
rensenla. I'la ' to he, t'nned Slates ail'orney
general Tor tne norinern uisirici oi riyr
Ida r 1. Taylor of Henrietta, Texas 'to
be United States attorney for Iho northern
district of Tesas
Negro Is Slain
' Who Is Also
Kdgar llulsey, ncfiru was killed,
and .1. W. tisborno, Hpeclol officer
for the Frisco iailro.nl. wiih
wounded In a revolver battle neur
the bridge nvir North I'ewrl street
about 10 o'clock lust night. Two
other degroes believed to have
beon tho thieves who broke open
a box oar loadnl with merchandise,
escaped L'sborne was taken to
the Frisco emergency hospital
wnere it was learned lam lat night
that he suffered only a flesh wound
above one unkle.
Honey Ilnpguod and Herman
Tcnnunts, negroes, were arrested
by police nhorlly befoin 12 o'clock
on Investigation In connection with
the alleged attempt at robbery
"The box ar was unloiked ear
lier In tho evening osbomie said.
"I hid near the s.-ene to watch for
Hu robbers wtun two i.ien In an
automobile i tint up and turned
nut the light on he ci slopping
rteir where I wan "ir eralfd 1
vvaiKeiluii I)' 1 i i.i' ' "
wl htn 10 tv o' t ni t '
munucu Ii m to hat'. ii j bias.
NEW PACT OFFER
WILL LIKELY FAIL
Democrats Pledged to Take
One or Other; One Is
Drawn by Tuft.
BOTH PREVIOUSLY REJECTED
Bipartisan Conference Turned
Them Down.; Canvass Is
to Be Made.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13 Two
...n.tiri,., .l..r,.. ii ii. in
10 treaty were
L1."1'1 '"'fort' "'IMlblleaii senator! to
l,lV u' Senator 1 lltchciR'k. the demo
emtio leader, uiih a promise thai
,lnrut 40 democrats would nippnrt
whlrll l'resldent S IIkoii chunicterljed
1 lloth of the propoaltlons. howover.
had been rejected by republican
liadirs In the disrupted bli.irtlnan
eolnpromlso neRotiiitloiis and It won
Indicated tonight that tbete was little
hopo that either would bo accepted
now. The republicans wlthlU'ld a for-
inal inplv bouever, pendlnc a can
mish ot tn situation tomorrow
Oim tif tho revisions offered by
henntor I utchcirk wiih the one
worked out. but pot finally iiBreedj
to by the blpartlmn conference and
fhlcli I'lesldent Wilson characterized
Inter as "tcry unfortunate" in form.
The other was the draft formulated
by former I'resldent Tniwaiiil re
.,..-. Soniitoe I.ndce ill,, ronnl..
i, T" . rv..., ...r.V.. . if , V .V , .
i in ii m(ii,-i, iivn (lurii-u lu 111? Ul-
1 piirtlsnu (onferenco by the demo
In approaching tho republlcnrm
today Senator Hitchcock put Ills
proposition In wrltlnic with tho sii;
naturcN of L'S democratic senators
appended. TIiomo who signed In
cluded, lio said, virtually all who
wero nt tho capltol during tho day
tind represented every element among
the treaty's democratic friends.
At least a dozen more, ho pre
dicted, would rIvo their support to
the move If opportunity offered.
Tho proposal was presented fdst
I in i-eii.iinr .MCi. uniner ni rnrin la-
hmn. a leaner or tne mild reservation
and then to Senator
The senators who signed Include'
Klrby. Arkansis; Kheppard, Texas
, uihcr-on. Texiis- llwen nklnhnmn
i-nMTi-tTPit n rim1 tiiiiii'
O.NflMTf.n O.S V VUr. 1 w KI. t .
LEAGUE IS ISSUE TODAY
,MIouil liMrirt Will Klect
('ingriH.i.mcn Itoili Inlm Vic
torj : Uirsi Vote IrcxM.
KXrKI.SIOIt HI'JIINGS, Mo., Feb.
IS. The league of nations will be
the dominant Issue In tomorrow's
special election In tho Third .Mis
souri district to elect a successor to
Secretary of Commnrco Joshua Al
exander ns representative In congress
and political Interest generally is
i entered upon tho outcome.
The voters will choosn between
; , . , , ..
Cap!.. Jacob Mllllgali, democratic
nominee and n lengne supporter, iind
John 12. Frost, republican candidate
liml 11 league opponent. Itoth sides
prp ol.xi in I n gr victory tonight and
liredlctlng an uiiiisiijilly heavy vote,
The three weeks' CHiiipHlgn hns at
trncted wide altenlinri find drawn
into the district nationally known
supporters and opponents of the
league. Including Attorney lleneral
A. .Mitchell Palmer and t'nltod
States Senator Hiram Johruion of
A rood place tn eat -Harmony Cafeteria
VnA'L S-ely""ltl'' 1
ed Bhoo iiig nt nrte b .1 tnosi of
the bullets went wild A third ne
gro whi'tled from a pa'ch itf weeds
nejir the box car shortly before I
made myself Known "
Henry Hudson, fathcr-n-law of
the dead negro, claimed the auto
mobile, which pollco had taken to
hcadfiuartcrH. and drove off with
It. It. II. ("Hutton") Tucker negro,
nserted that lie had seen young
Ilulsey (iarller In the evening Btart
out with two negro boys as pas
fongcrs. The oar Ih used as it taxi
near thn Frisco depot, he said, nnd
evidently the two bojs hired I ( ti 1
cy to drlvo them out to the bridge
ovor North Pearl for tho purpose
of hauling tho loot away In thn
The automobile had ,i large pool
of blood In the front par' wliero
Ilulsey had Jumped after bring
shot jlu'rcv. lived tm'll his arrival
it llonKi vv us" uigion horpltal
ikii I'M 1 if e d ictors ftiuld do
any tiling fu lulu.
Cabinet Premier Resigns
a.-'.rc n.. 'u' .tr ? t-" 7 - - -
SESSION IS FIXED
FOR FEBRUARY 23; TO BANISH KAISER
Robertson Announces the Allied Note Warns of
Date of Assembling . Consequences in Pro
Legislature. ' tecting Him.
SUFFRAGISTS GET NEWS; MAY MODIFY DEMANDS
Chicago Meetim,' Advised of ! Germans .May He Allowed to
Action ; Governor Con
firms tho Date.
OKLAHOMA PITY, Feb. 1.1
February 23, a week from Monday, j their latest noto to tlm Dutch gov
wlll bo the doto for tho assembling eminent, express tho hopo that Ilol
of tho legislature In extra session, land will agree to banish the formar
OJovcrnor Itobertkon aald tonlghL lie kaiser to some distant Island, It was
&nil ho expects to Issue the formal learned by tho International News
null for tho i-esslon within a few i Scrvlcn this nftei'tiooii.
days, after he has confurre.il with .-ill p It wag also loarned. as a tesult of
.....r., I.. M.r K..t. un,l .anNlnl ... ...
ns tn what matters urn to be urged!
. . . . ..., -. - . V ..... i
for consideration, .
Announcement of the datn it the
session wns made tonight by woman
suffrages In Phleago on the basin
of nn alleged telegram received
thrro from tho governor. Governor
Itohcrtson denied that he had sent
such a message, although ho agreed
that the date mentioned was tho one
ho had In mind.
Legislators with whom ho dis
cussed tho extra session agreed al
most unanimously In recommending
that It bo called for an early date,
tho governor said.
TH llle l-"tch foreign office bv Hi- llrii
(.IIKJAf.O, l ob. 13. f.overnorH ofjHh nm) Krendi mlnl-ters lolntlv
tho various stulos that have, not .rati-. The allies beg Holland, In the
fled the federal suffrage umrndment ..hniMIr , , , j,.,mrdle the
will recelvo telenrams demunillng ,,cai o of Hiilope try letalning the nun
Immedlalii consideration nnd piompt IlP wnr Ifir, Thl,v ,.()n,., ,hlB
action by tho legislatures, as .i re- . - twk-i.vh
suit of action decided upon today at
the opening of the hi at annual con
ventlon of the National American
Woman Suffrage association.
Demand on the various stale
executives fot il changed attitude
towards women Voters, followed a
report Indicating that Onvornor Itob
ertson of Oklahoma would call a
siieclal snaslun of thn Oklahoma
leglslatuie to consider ratification of
llin u rn ntiil tti on I
Particular uttentlon was directed
I'yjlie tnnvetitlon against (iovernor
Milt l til iv tin i ill k - "Is HI U I'll ij t-uu 1
HuffraKo ntai- w).r no n.ovo ha.i
been lit il 1r to call a special Session.
i Tho delegates demanded thai the
sharp telegram bo dlnpatchod to fiov
Thn announcement of a special
hesslon In Oklahoma was greeted
with cheets. Officers of thn associa
tion believe It will only b a few-
days before the necessary 30 states
Vi . . ".'" ""i -s '' "''"'''' ,.' I govornment should exchange bnlshi
31 states already have acted In IU1,,,, IirlHnil,.rM fol ..,,, ,oner
CI north winds
Msxitnum iO mlni-num
OKLAHOMA: Katurdaj fair, colder, Sun
l,Ot'IHIAN'A. Sstordsy Increasing eloodl
ness. probably rain in east and south por
tions, colder in north and west portions;
Ibnday generally fair, tscept cloudy In
southeast portion, eoider In cut and south
AIIKANHtS- fiatnrdar nartly cloudy.
i preceded by ran in east portion, luyih
t elHe. 1'nnHi, fslr connnn.d NiH
WKrtT 'IKXAW Saturday (air. eolder
r. A H T Ti.XAS
Hslurdsy rart y cloudy
to ciouuy possum raiu m r-r0me e.-s, anq.
fnTerlorT-dsy 'i. "
KSI't'n"lir Siinn- , 4r,
in ea-t porlion funds fair wiln riling
, temuers re.
DUTCH ARE ASKED
Try Own Criminals; Tell
of Intention to Punish.
.nay nun no wu.i iiiouii iiin.ii,unii
l,ONI)O.S', Feb. IH.- The nllle., In" ,.," ),y Mr. Lansing's letter regard
'heir conferences, the allies may
agree to the (icriiixn plnu of trying
their own war criminals.
Holland Is warned that
shielding of the author of .the vyorld's
trnubli'H contributes to tne iitiiieuit Icier whose uilml would morn will
task of building perinaiieni peaco" In Ingly go along with mine"
thn allied rejoinder lo tho Imich Vahlncl nillnl to .Meet,
government's communication rf us-1 Hnfr this letter vvis written, tho
lng to surrender tho ex-kalser for j for lm rt.KUr cabinet meeting
trial. It was learned this afternoon. i.-mt Tuesday had parsed and the
Tho notn has been approved by thn w,rrrsiKitiitricn slwicioses iwhy thn
iiiiinii, i-1, -iii.il nun ni.ur,ii pi riiiiri,
and will bo sent lo Tim Hague to
morrow I'pon Its receipt ut The
Hague thn nolo will be piesenleil to
REDS TO FREE BRITISH
I NclKitlnllons ttriHcl With ItnMicv lls '
Fur ItelcaM'lir Fllgll-li PiImiii- I
1 cm uf ur in lluw.1.1. i
i prolonged negotiations
t James llTirwdv. renresentlliic flreat
j Ilrltnin. and M I.ltv lunff, on behalf
1 fj. ill'i i , m mm 1 1 ntiviri f w t'l II llll'l .
' nIiil In hu aurt't'inMit niKimil ThufM-
Prltlsh war prbtoners In Itussla
will bo rolised and llritlah cIvillHtis
repatriated. Itiiswiaii war prisoners
in Hnglund will be relentwd ami
Orenl Ilrltnin will pravide transport
for the repHtriiillon nf Itiisslnu .ili-
alK ,irrang..d that
nnnrs In neutral cnuiitileM. It whs
! held by tho bolshevik I
Forget failures; forge aliead.
Do not let hate hamper you when
you are blosnod with enemies whom
you may love. '
You got paid for jour work only usi
you H-irn tn earn, tno most valuable
man go's the most valuable pay en
Almost exae'ly 100 Jier cerir of Jhe
nemiix ,.f Tn - i K :nl Thr A , r 1
jf ,nnT ,xnt Ad IS prllttr t in 'he
filfl"l ad rcllimm vou "ever
'e city thorjuglilv Mi. tin iciige
"""o "I1U JuiK lor Wall' AU Dfpai
nient. . o
Secretary of State Resigns, Infective at!
Once After President Demands Iix
! planatioi. for "Forestalling."
LANSING DENIES WILSON'S CLAIMS:
Says He Did Not "Usui-) Presidential" Kunc-
lions Differences Over Treaty Revealed
in Letters -Objects to Heing Tool.
WASHINGTON'. Feb I :i llobort
IjihsIiii; ended his carer nx snrretary
or Ktate today after l'riwident Wll
. son tin al nceiimvl lilm if usiirpiliK Iho
I po'rs uf president by callltit; meel-
lli-n or the coliiniit ituriUK .Mr. Wil
Mr. Latistiu; denied he had sought
or Intended tn usurp the presidential
authority lie added, howover. Hint
lie believed then and still believed
limt the uililnel conferences vvoro
'for Hie best Interests of Din repub
lic " that tbey "wero proper and
neeiynnirj'' lie -aiiHe nf tho presl
I tli.ni t i niidltlon and that lie would
li uu been derelict In his duty If he
i had faded to act as he did.
i A- the record Htands Mr. Lansing
1 1 nrirred his t esinti t Hon and Mr.
Wilson iiccepled it. Tile rcslttnntlou
was offered, how ever, only after the
I president, under date of Kebruarj' T
t bad wtftlen nskliiK If It worn trim
I that Mr I..insliix had rullijd iviblnct
niM-tlmts and stiitlnrt that If such
'weie the case, he felt It nocoswtry lo
! law mid
uiider i,ur eonslltutlonsll
nr.letlre. us ileve lined
llltlieito. nn one but the president
has ih' right to summon the bonds
of ills- executive departments Into
I'clt Action Nivdrsl.
Mr Ionising nnswcied two dnyw
later - last Monday saying ho had
called lb" cabinet eonfetenccs be
cause be and others nf the picid-
ileui'n official family "felt that In
view of the fart that we were denied
' nn in m ii it li'a 1 1 n 11 with vou, It was wIko
for UN to Unilter Informally together
on riiaiiers as in which niiiinii i-nuni
not be postponed until your medical
advliers permitted. nu to puss upon
Tim secretary concluded by saying
that If thn president believed he had
failed In Ills "loyalty" to hint and It
Mr. Wilson no luiigiir had confidence
In him he was ready to "relievo you
of any embarrassment by placing my
resignation In your hands."
Thn president replied lust Wednos-
Ing "the so called cabinet meetings,
lie mild lie found untiling In the
secretary's letter "which Justifies
your assumption of presidential au
thority III such a mutter," and lidded
that ho "must frunkly take advan-l
tage of your kind suggestion" to re
"I must say," continued the preal- i
limit, that It would relieve me, sir
Secretary, of tho emban sssment of
felling your reluctance and dlvorg
encn uf Judgment. If you would give
I up your present office ami arroru
mo an opportunity to aelect HOinennn
. r(,.1I10i ,11,1 not meet Oil tllC saiim
day be rei elved this lettpr from
the president. Mr l.'inMng alt
notiiiK'il i bill he tin il written other
ii i,i i, i nff i rs thai he would not
Here Are Letters Revealing
Break of Wilson and Lansing
WAMIIMITON I'eli II Thn
stule department issued the fol
Jtecrotary 1insing has refrigneil
and bis resignation has linen nc
cepted. taking effect tmlay. Fol.
lowing is Iho correspondence lie
tvveen the pretddeni and Socrc
The While House, Washington,
Feb. 7, l20.
My dear .Mr. Kecrelary:
Is II trtto, us I havo been told,
Hint during my Mlnoss you hfivo
frciunntly called the head of the
executive .departmonls of tho gov
ernment Into conference? If It U,
r feel It my duly to call your at
tention to consideration,! which I
do not earn to dwell upon or un
til I burn from you vourself that
this is the fait I'nder our con
stitutional law and practice, im
developed hitherto, no one but hu
president baa the right to sum
mon the heads of the executive
department Into conference, and
no one but the president and tlm
rongrosM bus the right to ask their
views or tho views of any into of
them on any public question.
I take this mutter up with you
because In tho development of
every constitutional systoni. cus
tom and precedent aro of tho moit
serious coiiROfucnceH and I tlilnlt
we will all agren In desiring not
to lend In any wrong direction I
have tlicreforo taken 'hu liberty
of writing you to ask you this
Miiestion. i. ml 1 am suro you will
tic cia l o (ic ;we
I am luipiiy to learn fco, , onr
re i riri o Mr- V 1I.-.011 that
our itreng'b w retnrnu;r
icrilu and cncereiy yours,
cull any moie oahlnet cotiferinices
for the present, but no explanation
wns offered. Inuulry at Ihn whlto
house liroiiKht only tho stalemiml
that Mr Wllmin himself probably
wsitihl on 1 and preside at tho next
hchmIiiii of his orflelat advdeetn.
Hut the illffcionccN between the
president and Mr. 1innlm; Ioiik pro-dati-Mi
thn first ciiblnet call by sti.
IjinslliK. whli'll vviui Issued last Oo
tolmr :., seven days after Mr. WIN
simi returned frolii bis western
fpisikliu; tour mid look to Ills bed.
They beuan at tho pearn conference
111 I'arls. iih Mr, Ninslntr disclused
ill hi-) final letter to thn president,
under date, of yesterday, mid had
runllmiod nIiiio Hint time -one of
the chief differences lienut over thn
Koveriiiiuinl s ailltiidn toward
'I'liniiilly llxpliiliiiil Step,
When thn cabinet met on Ootnlmr
5, Josnph I'. Tumulty, private secre
tary to the pit'Mldent. Issued n for-
' siaiomeni exnliiliilnif tho ica-
"ni tor llie eiiiliereui'i-. linnai'l
The cabinet was nailed 'n con
sider iiiitlon la which more ihiip
one department win iMiicerti'il mid
alem to discuss the Industrial confer
lie referred lo the flrt conference
cvllod by fh' Ti nidi i,t wdM tbo
hopo of allaying tho Industrial un
rest. In his statement. M . 'utmulty
said that Itoar dinl al '"Jnijvuii, Mr,
Wilson's physician uni pirivem mid
"stilKKcsted that nnlv urrt.ini matters
, hrinilil In thn nreslitrnl'u ill
Thereafter until this week the cab
inet mot morn or lr.w regularly
During the coal Htrlke It met tvvlco a
week In an effort to avert thn walk
out of the minora and severul weeks
R. It rtiis decided to hnvn meet
lut; every TuesJay and Friday.
Diiring the coal wage con'r s irny
co.s'ti.s'I'kd ox r.ww twki.vf:.
Frank Polk AHSiirncH
Duties Until Wilson
NamvH New Secretary
WASHINGTON. Feb. 13- Frank
I'olk. utiderseciotary of state, will
bo made secretary ad Interim to
inonnw' to net until President Wil
son appoints u riuccessor lo Hub
ert IrfiriHliig. This Is expected to
be In the near future.
Several iiuiikh were suggested
tonight In administration cltvli-s,
but of rii.-ktlM frankly admitted that
ther had nu definite Information
as to who the president had In
1 11 1 1 1 1 1 for the place.
Chief mining those suggested
was I'olk, hut IiW friends say
Unit lie will not accept tho ap
pointment If offered tn him be
cause of the Htalo of his health.
In fact he has long had It In mind
to resign froin the sbito depart
ment and takn u long resi. a
cinirw which bis physicians li.ivn
urgent !y Vidvlsod.
Hon Unbelt Uinnlilf.
Seeiciai.v of State
The ssnretuiy of stale, W.idi
lngton. b'tdi. v, 19-u.
.My dear Mr. President:
It Is true that frequently dur
ing your llliiraj 1 ruiuusted tho
liMuls (if the executive depart'
nients of the government to moot
for Informal conference.
Shortly after you were taken 111
In October lorialn members vif
tlm cabinet, of which I wiih one,
felt that. In view of thn fact that
W" were denied communication
with you. It was wlNc for us to
confer Informally together on In
teidepartiiK'iitnl innlleix and mat
ters as to which action could put
be poitponed until your medical
advisers permitted you to pass
upon them Accordingly . I, as tho
ranking member, reiuestod the
mttrnbsrs of tho cabinet to imsoni
ble for such informal conference:
and In view of tho mutual benefit
derlvud, the practice was con
tinued. 1 can tuvsuro you that it
never for 11 moment entered my
mind that I was acting uncoustl.
llonally or contrary to your
wishes, and there certainly wan no
Intention op my part to fumumo
powerii and excrclso functions
which under tho ou.tltutlon urn
exclusively eonfldefl to the presi
dent. During these troublous times,
when many difficult and vexatious
questions havo nrluen and when in
tho circumstances I have been do
prlved of your guidnnco and dire
tn 11 It has been my constant en
deavor to carry our your policies
a.-i I understood them and tn net
111 all matters as I believed you
CO.S'TINVED 0.N' TAOKSIX.
TO BLOCK SALES
Hear Payne and Decide
Action on German Ves
sels Not Needed.
HEARST ASKS ACTION
Kditor Seeks Injunction and
Hcarinp; Is Set for Mon
day at Washington.
MERELY TO RECEIVE BIDS
Chairman Will Suhmit Re
sults to Senate; Charge
of Collusion Denied.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 -Vigorous
opposition lo shipping bosrrt
plinis for tho sale of 30 former
Her man piiMtengnr liners, broke out
In thn senate tmlay, exprensod in
sharply critical debate and proentn
Hon of several resolutions propos
Ing to blthcit thn action. While, the
debate was in progress, other de
velnpmonlM came thick nnd fast.
John liartnn Payne, chairman or
tho iMiard, appeared boforo tho seiif-
nlo eommerrn committee to exptan
tho whole affair and after bearing
him tlm committee, through Its
chairman, Senator Jones of Waxh
Ingtiin. reported to tho senate) tltrvr
no liiiiiicdlitln action wan noccriMry.
No action aceiordlngly wus taken.
At tho whlto I1011H0 I hern was
made public a letter concerning the
proposal sain sent by Mr Payno to
llle president which remarked on
thn "vicious hut cluiraelerlstlc at
lack agulust thn shipping board
emanating from a certain quarter
regarding thn sale of tho cx-Ucrman
I learnt AhUs Injunction.
In thn District nf Columbia su
premo court, William Jlandolplt
Hearst of New York, appearing as a
taxpayer, filed an application for an
Injunction lo prevent tho proposed
sale of thn shlpa at auction .Monday.
Tho court Issued nn order lequlrlng
the board to show cause Monday
why 11 temporary Injunction should
not be Issued,
Chairman I.'ayne ns-nured the en
ute committee and his assurances
weie repeated to Iho full wenuto
that tile board would merely rocoive
bids Monday for tho vesmds, and
would report the result to the neti
ato brforo acting. He met charges
that the sale of tho voxsals to k
slngla purchaser for J2S. 000,000 w.ti
Intended, with a t'at denial, bqt le
pisitt-d his own conclusion that Hi'
sale of, tile vessels to American pi.
vale owneiH at (hu present limn was
to tho udvanlago of the govern
men, Asltiirst Htarts Itiimpus.
Koimtor Ashurst, democrat ot
Arkoiin, opened the deliato and late'
brought It to u head by offering a
ooiicurront rctiolutlon directing the
shipping board not to sell thn shtp.v
except thlough tegular hiddtng
after threw mouths' Kdvertlalng. Ho
OONTlNtlEII O.V I'AUn TWKI.VE.
BANDITS MURDER TWO
Day light Itolils-rs In FrN( Try H
Hold 1 p II0111I llmkcrago Hoiihiv
Woniaii In Wemndcil In I'lght
HAN I ItANi'ISCO. Keb. 13 Da
liglit bandits In attempting 10 hold
up a Liberty loan brokerago house
In the bean nt downtown San Fran
cisco this afternoon, shot and klllrd
K Stroud and II. A. Hohlman. who
struMKleel with them, and wounded
Mrs, M. JiHittcr.
Thn Uindlls escaped In thlr J
tomoblln with piissersby pursuing
Lliem. Mrs. 1-fisatcr, after being shot
in the liead, selzel a hulidfiil of Lib
erty bonds nnd hurled them through
a window. Stroud and Mrs. Uueuter
are partners In thn brokerage bust
liens Willi offices at Turk and Tav
lor streets, where the attempted
Take Socialists' Case
lie fore Grand Jury
NKW YOItK, Feb. 11 Djitre '
Attnrtmy Martin of Hion ou'it
tetleiy dlroctiHl Ills wtslstaof, ti
Ilatn I''. Qulglej, to con, hi w 11
counsel of the useniiv juditiar
oommlttee which Is Investigating lip'
"fitness'' of thn five - ixpindwl
socialist assemblymen ami 10 pre
sent to the grand J jo m "ve earl ' -'
posibln momsiil snv uler ei sup
porting charges of snrt i ",1 (,, mn
Steamer on Fire; Needs
Aid Wireless Announces
S'FW ' I'fb. IS - A vv re csi
message f". the I nlted Stale t Ji'P
plrg te l 'eimer Will am ltei r
Web 1 r e here topajM state t
hat 1 1 rr w on f re and
1 cili'i) ir r tn ,-s- -:itnt r T1
Wll'ur. ''! We'.i rc x rt d 'udav
, ).r ,t , lr ' off Tlir
linn h 1 M' a 'ro::en enrlnr
l in uo'u,