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TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY IS), 1920
PRICE 5 CENTS.
PRICE REDUCTION WAVE SWEEPS WEST
.1 pj . l ar-i xi mm i am t r.
CHARGES GAS CO.
Improper Amounting to
Show LOSS Instead Of
t 2V1 t
1 i 10111 IS Viilim.
THRAVES FILES CASE
Dismissed Attorney of Corpo
ration Commission l're- ,
SAYS BRADEN IS PROFITING
President Operates Plant and
Dairy Farm at Expense of -Company
Hy Associated Prsss Stale Wire,
OKLAHOMA CITY-, Mav 18.
Charges that' material "nil funds of
the Oklahoma Nutur.il Can company
flhavn been diverted to other than the
gas division of the company and that
thn showings of losses in operations
might hp changed to an equitable
profit under proper accounting wero
made lo the state romporatlon com
mission today In the course of a
hearing of the application of S. S.
nuttcrfiold of Oklnhoma City for re
vision of the temporary forty-eight
cent, gas rate, O. It, Thraves, who
presented tho charges, was formerly
attorney for the commission and
and wan representing Buttcrflcld at
the. hearing today.
In presenting tho charges signed
by M. H, Durham, who hus recently
completed an Investigation of tho
company's affairs and appralaoment
of its properties while employed ly
the commission, Thraves stated that
he had been denied tho privilege of
filing tho statement while acting as
attorney for 'the corporation commis
sion; that he had been threatened
with dismissal If he made tho state
ment a matter of record by filing 't
as a protest on tho part of tho com
mission against thn Increased rates.
Dismiss HiiltcrflcM Complaint.
After the statement had been filed
the commission dismissed thoaliut
tcrfleld complaint. Chalrmnn Art
li. Walker of the commission did not
attend tho hearing and thn stute
nieift was heard by Commissioners
Campbell, Ilussell and n. K, Echols.
Referring to thn 8 cent Increase
granted when tho gns company con-
irncien ror zo.ooo.ooo additional cu
blo feet of giirt last March at a r.Uo
of 3 cents higher to thn company.
Thraves declared that tho ralso of
mills per thousand cubic feet would
tic sufficient to meet tho added ex
pense to the company, that 8 cent
increase is charged by the company
on Its entire supply of miiro than
fiO.000.000 feet dally and not on tho
20.000.000 feet for which tho com
pany has contracted to pay tho
In addition to its business pt fur
nibbing gas thn company Is engaged
In the production of nil, tho state
nient declares, and charges that In
its statements to the corporation tho
company has failed to make proper
segregation of expenses Incurred by
the two branches.
.i I'.rliTf lnnt "''"ligation will show
tlint O. T. Itraden, president of tho
Oklahoma Natural lias company. Is
owner of a plant manufacturing oil
well supplies frnpi. which thn gas
company forced t0 niy Its sup
Piles at an expense of from JO to 100
Per cent higher than tho market
1 ,J?,Mp.rCh!','1 statement
( O.STINl'Ki) tl.V Kib TIIRKK
REFUSE SIMS' HONORS
'Jnnlols Rejects nt. Cn-Amcrlcan Ap
polnlment to llritlsli Admiralty,
lie Tells Committee.
WASJUNOTON. May 18. Ap
pnlnlment of Hear Admiral Kims as
honorary member of the British id
mlralty was declined iy tho navy do.
partment as "un-American" cVsplto
hat It was proffered hy King (leorgo
himself, secretary Daniels testified
today before a senalo committee In
vestigating tho naval row. Air.
Daniels charged that this Incident
probably furnished some of tho
tnlmus behind the admiral's attack
on tho department.
Admiral Mm" "dearest and high
est" ambition, Mr. Daniels Bald, was
blasted by the department's refusal
o permit tho appointment.
1'olntlng to thn similarity botweon
Ailmlral 81ms' charges and state
ments mudo by Senator Penrose In
the. senato in August, 1918, Mr.
Daniels expressed tho belief that tho
two wero rqt unconnected,
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Farmer & Duran
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WASHINGTON May H -rSsnatnr time
ra, rfpgiairan, jvortti liihtla, toiiay ror
DIJH MOISIIH, Inwa. May H - ( W I
Duma of MlnnrapoHa, Minn, trn sleeted ,
To t" ,&V&S'i;t!rT'h "n "" b" i
t hato.v noum:, . ir n-oove.nor
' Parker today rsctlvea a tnsasaffn from
; t'roOJtnt Wilson ursInK hi. Inleivat and
innucnce. in support of rrderal autrraiie.
I'lttt.AUKt.riUA. May IS A fsasrsl
warrant win Issued loilay for illmurl
brothers, proprietors of a tare dsfart
nifnt store, chargln violation of the l.evsr
ait ly profiteering in fooUstulta.
Ni;w ont.tlANK, -May IK - llpporla t
rcUeil llr today from St Frant'laMllr
1m , told of the toFukltiK" Ihete'laat nislit !
oi ma VKIOO A .Mlaamalppl valley rail
roid'a protection levrr, tlnoillnic the town
and causing heavy dainaifc.
WASHINOTO.V. May II. Home rpab.
llcana ware notltird today by Ilepre arnta
tlve Towntr, Iowa, chairman of the party
conference cnniniltlee, that the aoldler
ralUf Icvlalatlon would be considered at a
party caucua to be held tomorrow night.
WASHINGTON. May ). freildent Wil
son today appointed John llarlon Payne,
secretary nt tho Interior, aa director icen
eral of the railroad Hdmlnlntratlori, to
succeed Walker (. Illnea, whose resltftia-
tion oecame eiirctive 3iay is.
WAHIIINtlTON. May IK T lie senate
manutactuiera' subctinmUtee. which has
been Investigating the print paper Kit
uatlon, announced today It had closed Us
htarlnia and that no further witnesses
would be called,
RAN QUKNT!N. Cal7, May II James
P Watson, confesscfl inurilerer of nine
women he married hlfcamously, arrived at
tho atste penitentiary here today to be
Kin lire aentencc. Impoaed on him In
IIUDAI'KHT JIuyTi Hungary will altn
tho peace treaty presented to her by the
alllea. It was Indicated here today Count
Albert Apponyl, sho strongly opposed
the acceptance of the treaty, has resigned
from the pecc delegation.
WASHINGTON. MayTll. The house to.
day adopted h resolution authorlilng the
treaadry to buy federal land bank honda
Isaued against loans approicd before last
March I. Kfforta.to extend the measure
to cover losns approved before neit March
waa defeated Its to 121.
WAHIIINtlTON. May !. Tho nomlna.
Hon of George W. I Hunt, former gov
ernor of Arizona, to-be. American minister
to Hlam, which had been held up penTlng
Inquiry by tho foreign relatione commit
tee. waa confirmed lata today by the sen
ate. 1'AniS, May tl. Soviet rule In France
was tn have been established If the revo
lutionary strikes Inaugurated May had
aueceeded, according to the r-'renah police,
who said today they hart dbtatned com
plsto evidence of this from documents
they have secured,
fOI.OItADO HI'ltlNtiH. Col.. May 1
William tl. McAdoo, former secretary of
the treasury, la not a candidate for)o
lltlcal office, he stated emphatically last
night. "I am not Irt the political game
anil I have no Intention of being present
at tho democratic convention,'' ho said.
WASHINGTON. May H Without de
bate the house today adopted a. 'report
from the election committee seating Sam
uel C Major, demorrat. aa representative
of the Seventh Missouri dlstrlrt ner James
I). Salts, republican, vkho contested the
POUT AnTltuit Texas, May 1.
Twelxe negroes arrcalol hero today fol
lowing an attack on t. atreet car filled
with negro nonunion dock workers, em
ployed hy the Mallory line to unload ships
at tho local flocks, wero taken to Ileail
mont this afternoon and placed In the
county Jail there. Ten or more nonunion
negrn dock workers wero Injured in the
WASIIiriilTON. May II Inflation of
the currency under the federal resen
system waa arraigned In the house today
by Uetiresentatlve King, republlciui of Illi
nois, who asserted that. "75 pcrtcent of
the 144)00,000,000 of reserve notea are
based on fnodstuffa and other necessities,"
and that the result waa Increased food
MINNKAPOI.IS. May II. -Amellla
Dalll I'urcl. the prima ilonna. flletl suit
In district court today against r'harlea I.
Wagner, alleging mat tiirnugn secret
agreements with theater officials, while he
was her manager, he had ilefrauded her of
sums she believed totaled from 1100.000 to
1131.000 STie asks the court tn compel
Wagner to make vn accounting.
TL'I.SA, Okla. May 1 Mailmum, It,
minimum, a:, south winds, clear.
OKLAHOMA Wednesday and Thursday
I.Ot'lStANA: Wednesday and Thursday
generally fair, somewhat warmer Wednes
day, Arkansas, hast and wkst tb.yah:
Wednesday and Thursday generally fair.
KANSAS Kalr Wednesday, probably be.
coming unsettled Thursday, not much
ihange In temperature.
Kennedy Sperliil ,
Sugar Cured 1'rlcd Ham Steak, - Pan
Oray, Candled Sweet lotatpes. Apple
Haure. Whole llemlny Served 1 to i p,
m. lianclng 9 to 13 p tn (lood music
Kennedy Hrstaurant Attn
We Are Losb-Goodye" Lasl
Words of President Carranza
MUXICO CITY, May IS. "We
are Inst, tlnodbye gentlemen."
These wero Carrauza's final words
before his flight from tho beselgod
traltiH In tin early afternoon of May
H, while pausing momentarily bo
foro u crowtl of terrified civilian
refugees a few miles east of. San
Marcos, accompanied by a fvw In
tlntutes and guarded by what special
dlspatchea term a "very small
TJio fugitive president crossed tho
narrow valley through which tho
Mexican railway passes, stopped for
a few moments to watch thu liberal
revolutionary forces occupy the
(.tailed trains; then disappeared
among tho mountains,
lk Is believed certain that Car
ranza Is headed northeast toward the
coast by way of Cofro do Porote,
with tho Intention of boarding a
steamer at some small port and
escaping front tho country Judging
from tho list of captured officials
and generals received Sunday at the
headquartois in Mexico City of tho
liberal revolutionary government,
few aro accompanying Carrunza,
Palmer Forces Routed
by Watson and Smith
Contlemn Pact and War Meas
ures in Drastic Terms at
WOOD WINNER IN VERMONT
General Holds Big Lead
Regular Slate Is Huniiing
Ahead in Pennsylvania.
ATliAN'TA. (In,, May in Two
ilclt'giillotiH to San rraticloco iwro
elected by tlm ilciuocratlc state
-contention ulilfli cIonihI Its sow
slons here early (oday after go
ing on record at refusing to In
lorn! President Wilson's nilmluls
tr.itlon, thu Versailles treaty and
tho loiiirtKi of lUillons eoiiMuint
till I'tv-crtiitions, I
Tho majority, composed, of sup-
IMirters of United Stalin Senator I
Smltli iiiid Thomas i:. Wiitsoit, he- I
fore tlio coiiiciilon atljoiirneil,
elected delegates unliislriictetl as ,
to candidates, but ordered volo '
only for it citudldiite faoniblo to
tho principles Indorsed hy the con
tentJoii. The Pnliucr supporters,
after the conieutlon llM'lf had ad
journed, elected a itrlegiitloii In
structed to wile for A. .Mitchell
Palmer, for president, as tho
vt Inner of tho (.etirl.i presidential
ATLANTA, Cia May 18 Heso
Unions expressing "unalterable op
position" to tho leaguo of nations
covenant as brought back from
Paris by President Wilson, advocat
ing free sneeeh. fron tiroau nml lncnl
self-government and nsklng repeal,
or all espionage, sedition and con
scription laws passed during the
war, wore adopted hero lato tonight
by the statajjomocrntio convention,
Supporters of Thomas K, Watson
and Hrnator Hoke Hmllh took pos
session of tho convention to elect
delegates to tho fan Francisco con
vention. Up to adjournment' tonight for
dinner tho forces of Attorney Clen
oral l'nltncr who won a plurality in
tho recent presidential preference
primary, had been voted down on all
eiccpt uno measure, that concerning
tho delegation "from Chatham
W. (. Veren was elected national
committeeman over Clark IIowoll, a
Palmer man and reading of resolu
tions presented by Ilnlllns Randolph
of Atlanta, Indorsing the president,
treaty and league of nations with
reservations, 'th,at may not bo de
structive," was greeted with nn up-
CONTINI'KH ON t'AOi; N1NC
KILLS WIFE AND THEN SELF
Dead HoiIIom of .lohn O'Connell and
Wlfo round Near Sulphur.
Hy Associated Press State Wire
Hltl.PHl'Il, Okla., May IT. The
dead bodies of John O'Connell and
his wifn were found in tho homo of
his mother-in-law, Mrs. CI. A. Wul
lace, who lives six miles south of
hero lalo yesterday by Mrs. Wal
lace. In thn husband's hnnd was
clutched a pistol which officers be
lieve, ho used to kill his wlfo and
then himself. Ills wife had been
shot through tho head and heart.
Mrs, Wallace gave ns the reason
for tho double, tragedy O'Connell's
despondenoy. over being without
work, In his pocket was found a
check for lino which Mrs. Wallace
says she had given him to use in
searching for employment.
Among them are believed to bo Luis
Cabrera, secretary of thn treasury.
WAfiHINdTON, May IS. IOUli
Maroncs, labor leader of Mexico,
nnd known there as tho "(Jompers of
Mexico," came hero today as spoclal
commissioner of tho do facto gov
ernment. Itecent reports to the state depart
ment, announcing tho plans for his
visit, suggested tho possibility of his
appointment later as tho chief,
diplomatic representative to the
United States. Maroncs and his as
sociates, however, decline to discuss
this, nor would tho commissioner ex
uresa an opinion on Mexican condi
tions. He, lc,ft during tho day for
Now York and will return horo later.
Dressed as u railway brakomitn,
Muronus accompanied Alvaro Obre
gon from Mexico City when, the
latter was threatened with Imprison
ment. Information concerning him I
obtained by the government pluces
him In thu group of tho more ad
vanced thinkers of the labor move-1
mcnt, although not identified with ,
the communistic element which has .
gained groat strength in Mexico.
New Member Named
On Commerce Body
Aids in Rail Solution
i . . :
Henry .lumen I'ord,
WASMINOTON, Mny 18 Henry
James Kord, tho second Princeton
man to bo named hy Prosldont WII
sop on tne interstate commerce
commission will aid In the solution
of the railroad tlcup and thn en
forcement of tho new railroad law.
He is i Haltlmoro man and hns
served as editorial writer on eastern
papers and as banking and Insur
ahce commissioner of New Jersey
TO UNITE ON COX
Plans of Recent Pow
wow at French Lick
Leaders Ask Strong Anti-Dry
Declaration M c C o m b s
Goes Over to Ohio Man.
NKW YOltK, May 18. Plans to
contest the possible rennmlnatlon of
President Wilson, to fight tho nom
ination of W. (I. McAdoo nnd to'
work for a wot plank In tho na
tional democratic, platform at San
Francisco wero decided upon by a
number of big democratic leaders
who have Just completed a long con
ference at French l.lck Hprlngs, Ind,,
It was learned today,
Tho leaders wero said to have de
cided upon tho following tentative
For president, Gov. James M. Cox
For vice president, Oov. Kdward I,
I'Mwards of Now Jersey.
Tho fight agulnst President Wil
son and Mr. McAdoo would nat
urally extend to William Jennings
Hryan becauso of his support of tho
18th constitutional amendment ami
William F. McCotnbs, former na
tional democratic chairman, who
took part In the ronferenco was re
ported to havo told friends that ho
believed Oovorn n- Cox ins a better
chance than any oilier democratic
Others who took part In the
French I.Ick Hj'rings powwow were:
Charles F. Murphy, leader of
Tammany hall In New York; tleorge
K Ilrennan, long a lieutenant of
Itognr Sullivan In Illinois; Thomas
T. Taggart of Indiana; John M. Cam
den of Kentucky and Charles
Iloeschensteln of Illinois, I
Mr. MrComhs was formerly re
ported to favor finvernor 1-dwards
as the presidential nominee, fjut
apparently his opinion was changed
during the conference.
WA8HINQTON. May IS - Presi
dent Wilson will renin In In Washing
ton until after the national conven
tion has been held, It was slated
nn excellent nuthorlty today. A do
slrn to keep ns Vloxoly us possible
In touch with tho political situation
Is believed to have persuaded the
president to this course. Arrange
ments havo already heen made for
telephone and telegraph communi
cation directly from tho white houso
to the convention cities
Why not turn disused household
things Into cash or oxchango them
for more needed articles? Tho
World Wants havo dono Just these
things for many.
If you don't sen Just what you
want ask for It by Inserting a little
World Want Ad yourself.
Tho World Want Columns aro tho
recognized employment getters of
The World Wants point to many
economies III "for sale" and "ex-1
change" goods for the home.
If you have a ncod, try tho World
Want ' I
IN OSAGE SALES
Leases B r i n Million
Le.ss Than at Last
TOTAL NEAR 3 MILLION;
Figures. Reflect Disappoint
ment Over Extension of
M'CUNE IS BIGGEST BUYER
Pays .$31G,000 for Tract Cos
den Among Prominent
Buyers of IndiairLands.
Hy-W. ii. piccic
Keflectlng tie dlsapoplntment of
the oil men Irt regard to tho situation
as to the extrusion of tho Osago
leases, everything at Pawhuskn yes
terday was sold at a decided slump
over previous sales. The totijl was
(2,860,1100 and wus more than a
million short of tho lasl offering,
nnd In addition to thu uncertainty In
regard to tho extension nf tho looses,
many factors united to puro down
Tho tight money market and the
recent past success of tl0 wild
catter over the man who plays
geology, seemed to bo added features
of yesterday's sale. It was the con
sensus of opinion that tho' present
sale marked tho ending nf tho "open
door" policy to geologists' recom
mendations. To C. I.. McCiinn belongs tho tils
tlouctlon of Tuesday's largest pur
chase made when he answered tho
auctioneer to tho tune of 1310,000
on tract 15K. This purchased tho
southwost of 6-21-12, on which bids
opened at thn Ifi.OOO mark. Among
other heavy purchases east of rango
S, .Mr. McCune was again heavily
represented by his successful bid of
(6 1,000 on tiact 108, tho southeast
Tho Hkelly oil company, which
crowded Mr. McCuno on tho day's
record purchase, was the next high
est bidder, and purchused two tracts
at tho night session which ran over
JJOu.OOO each, Thoe, wero the
southeast of fi-29-11 fir which Mr.
Hkolly and thn Standlsh OH com
pnny paid 1116,000, nnd trad 161,
being tho southwest of 21-21-12, for
which J 107,000 was paid.
.1. S. Cosden was among tho nrnm-
Inent bidders and tbrougk bis ftp-
CONTINl'KI) OS' PAUI! TOVKV.
draft"g7o. p. planks
Party leaders Gather nt Washington
to Agree on Pnrlv Maud
Defer Treaty Action.
WASHINGTON, May IS. Find
ings of the special committee of 171
prominent republicans named In
January to gather data for thu
party's national platform wero
brought today under tho scrutiny of
a conference of party InadcrH for
revision and perfection before their
presentation to 'the Chicago con
vention. Tho coruniltteo's suggestion, split
up Into 21 subcommittee reports on
21 possible campaign issues, were
iiincuHHcu rxuauniivuiy ni un annay
meeting attended hy Will II-I lays,
national chairman, republican lead
ers of the senato and houso and
many others who will have a voice
in framing tho platform The con
ference will continue tomorrow.
All tho subcommittee reports re
lated to questions of domestic policy,
tho party's declarations on foreign
affairs concerning thn treaty of
Versailles being left to be worked
out nt later conferences, Some prog
ress In that direction has been made,
however, hy an informal committee
of republican senators and their
recommendations aro expected to bo
ready for thn convention's platform
committee when It begins work.
F (inner h Demand $3,13
for Wheat This Year
irUTCHINHON. Kan. May 18. A
declaration that J3.I3 rents a bushel
should be tho basic price for the 19211
wheat crop was adopted at a meet
ing hero today of the Wheat Grow
ers association of the t'nlted Slates
composed of wheat raisers from
Missouri, Knnsas, Oklahoma, Texas,
Nebraska, New Mexico and South
Dakota. The declaration was ndopted
after statistics had been presented
to show that tho average cost of
production In the seven states was
J2.75 a bushel.
Settlement of Wage
WASHINGTON, May 18. Settle
ment of tho anthracite miners wago
controversy which has extended over
several weeks, s expected by offi
cials tomorrow at a Join' conftircn "O
of miners and operators i .tiled hy
Secretary Wilson Prollnluary to
final negotiations, Socrctary Wilson
tonight met tho full scale commit
too of minors for thn first tlmo.
Gains in Relieving Freight
a1-1 ePrtec' at Washington
Commerce Commission Announces Movement
of Empty Cars West Coal Companies
and Miners Declare Crisis Is Grave-Both
Assail Railroad Companies
WASHINGTON, May IS -Prog I but tho associations' car servieo cpm
ress In tho handling of the freight i mltteo warned that the demnnds for
Jam was reported lale today by the
Interstate commerce commission
which announced that the move
ment nf empty box cars for grain
loading hus begun In targe volume
westwartl from New Kngland and
the Atlantic seaboard.
Meanwhile the federal reserve
board met with Its ndvlsory council
and reserve bank officials to discuss
tho freight hlnckadn from another
angle. Primarily, the conference of
bankers was aimed nt tho credit sit
uation. Simultaneously, a counter move
ment ol ears for coal Joadlng has
been Instituted from tho middle west
to tho coal producing nrenn of tho
Tho commission announced that
the order of handling equipment
would bo continued "until a morn
proper balance of these classes of
equipment Is obtained," and predict
ed considerable relief both by pro
viding foods and fuel where needed
and by casing the financial strain re
sulting from the long continued
Officials of tho American Hall
road association predicted u "regti
lur nnd continuous movomont" of
empty cars Within a short porlod.
Wife Slayer Takes
Life Over Victim's
Grave Eludes Posse
OnKKNVIM.K, III.. May 18.
Harley O, lleasley, 2S years old,
alleged murdorer of his wife and
two boy 'babies, today committed
suicide over his wife's grave In
Helhlehem cemetery threo miles
east of hern, lleasley shot hlm
self In tho right temple.
llensley had lieeiy hunted
about 30 poH.iqmen almost
tlnuously since' last Friday,
Shortly before noon today,
however, ho emerged from tho
woods, uccompanled hy his
brother, Delmar, and visited tho
graves of his wife ami two sons.
Poforo his brother could re
strain him, he tlrnw a revolver
from IiIh pocket, and kneeling nt
the gravo-sldn, pulled the trigger,
Heasley was charged, with hav
ing murdered his wife and babies
In a pasture near Webster City,
Iowa, May 7. after falling to effect
a reconciliation with Mrs, llensley
from whom he had been sepa
rated, ARKANSAS IS FLOODED
Hrcnk In l.eceH Puts liiifnyclto
County I'ndcr Water llelwoen
Ilio IIIIN and Itrd Hirer.
TKXAUKANA, Texas, May 1R
A strip of land In Uifayettn county.
Ark., between thn hills and 'tho Hntf
river extending from Hempstead
county linn tn a point 14 miles south
of Garland about 10 miles long nnd
averaging five inllcs wide, is now
riootieii necauso or orenKs in mo
All residents have heen
taken nut and a government boat
from Mhreveport Is Hiking out tho
livestock. Thcro has been no loss
Tlje breaking of the levees on the
Lafayette county side of the Ited
river Is believed to have eliminated
the possibilities of hreaks on the
Miller counly side and caused a fall
in the river of two feet during thn
past 18 hours, Owing to heavy
rains In north Texas and Oklahoma
another flood crest Is reported to
be coming down the river and a
stage of 30 feet Is Predicted at Index
and 35 feet at u'lilton- Further
damage, however, Is not anticipated
as practically all thn low land not
pretectal by levees Is already undor
WAGE HIKE IS ANNOUNCED
Kansas City CnmiMiiy Annoiincix
Increaso ill Pay for Fmplojes,
KANSAS CJTV. May 18 Thn
Kunsas city Hallways company, thn
local traction corporation, late to
day announced wage Increases
amounting to about 10 per cent had
been granted all employes. Approx
imately 1,000 persons will receive
tho Increases, which will bo effne
tlvo Juno I.
In a statement to u committee
repiesnntlng the men, President P.
J. Kealy of the company declared
that from August, 1017, to Decem
ber, 1018, the employes wero undor
the domination of labor agitators
and that lack of harmony resulted
"Since January, 1919." ho said,
thero has been no lyctatlnn by pro
rni,.nUi ui.ii.nnru .n.i M,ia i. is.
fourth Increase In wages granted nl oxphiln the fjnvernmont's views, II.,
t year" warnod of Impending dangers In tho
Imler the present s ale a tram cyh lo of continued borrowings and
man receives 45 iciils a hour the Hperulatlon and appealed to bankcrn
first three months irrad laliv helntr ' llml I,ullllt ul't0 to bo conservative
l7rca three ' " ueimtnds for Jinking credits,
years ho Is receiving GO centa an (u.Hgt ,.,, Btudl0i , 3 Ma,
hour. jAul i
cars cnnlliiueil to Increase nnd that
the iillocatloii of equipment should
no iiuiile with Ilio utmost cute to
avoid further Jam nt nil gatnways,
A gravo crisis "Involving the In
dustrial life of tho country," has
I resulted from f.illuro of soft coal
operators to ohlaln an itdeiiunte ear
ipply. tho .National Coal associa
tion declared tonight In a general
survey based on reports from mem
bers In many sections.
The United Mine Workers of
America, also In a statement mint
ing John Moore, president of tho
Ohio miners, said Hint tmloss some
thing was done Immediately in re
lieve tho car situation the publlo
would find llselt without conl next
winter, Itcsponslblllty for present
conditions, Moore charged, ".rests
sipinrely oil the railroads nd their
unjust and unfair discrimination In
the distribution of coal cars."
The conl nsnoclntlon said persist
ent efforts of nperntorH to obtain ro
llof had been unavailing that tho
shortage of open top cars In the
coal fields ran CO to 65 por cent be
low normal and that not since tho
tlity's Just preceding America's entry
Into the war had thn country been
threatened "with such n. paralysis nf
PLAN TO SETTLE'
Miners a n d Operators
Reach Agreement at
START WORK TODAY
Several Thousand Walked Out
hut Resumption of Work
Is Looked for Today.
KANSAS CITV, May 18. An
agi cement was r.'ached between rep
resentatives of cnl minors nnd ope
rators In. thn districts rmhrH:lng
Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma niid Ar
kansas horn late Uulay on thn con
troverted question of thn cost of
mine explrslvrn that will it was said,
result In the resume ofworlc tomor
row In thosn mines closeil down by
Thn agreement annnuncod by F.
W. I.uklns, an operator and chair
man of the conferqnre, provides for
a tentative s"hedulo'of costs and for
ii commission composed of nn ope
rator and one minor from euoh of
thn three districts, which will Inves.
tlgnto the question of cost of cxplos.
Ivm nnd report their findings to a
later ronferenco. Miners and opera
torn agreed lo abide hy thn findings
Thn tetijtlvu cost schedule, which
represents it compromise follows:
In Kansas 12.02 a keg; old price
2; In Missouri fi 07; old prlcn 2.0S;
in 'Arkansas and Oklahoma $2,12;
old prlcn 12.10.
Tho controversy arose when tho
minors refused to abldo by a recent
declaration of the operators llit
under the new biennial agreement
now being dr..vn, thu miners wouid
be required to jMV 13. It. II keg.
Miners in tho Kansas district do
clared they would no! pay mom
than $2.02 for1 tho powder and sev
eral thousand of them wnlkcrf out.
Although the Kansas strike isaa
not called by officials of thn miners'
union. Alexander llownt. the state
union president, said ho gave It "full
"Governor Allen -nnnnl mnke In
tliiatrl'tl slaves of us." he declared,
BANKERS PLEDGE AID
Promise tn As!! Itcecnn Ilonnl In
Deflation of Credits anil Slop,
plug I'hCKsrullnl lfoani
WASHINGTON, May 18 Hankers
of ttho country, through repre
sentatives attending a conference to
day with tho fednrnl reaorvn board,
pledged themselves in helping the
board In a drive on high prices and
to aid In efforts nt deflation,
Tho bankers agreed to support un
reservedly tho board's now pollry in
discouraging "habitual and uunucra
sary borrowing," and to seek cur
tailment of "long standing, non-ea-sentl.il
loans," its an Initial stop to
ward ending thu era of high prices
Governor Harding sot forth tho
board's policy In a epeech designed
In clarify the general situation und
Cut in Sales Figures
Extends to Pacific
Coast on Clothing
TIGHT MONEY IS CAUSE
Railroad TicuD Also Cited
as Reason; Hardships on
Merchants Are Seen.
LOWERED 20 PER CENT
Some Rcductidns Reach
That Figure; Special
price cutting In retail clothing cos's
renrhlnc Ifrom ihn M Ifulsslnnt vnhuv
lo tho Padlflc const waa reporltil to
day. Dispatches: from SI cities told
of nromlsed reduction tn these ne
cessities ranging from IS per cer.t
to minus prone.
Financial t 'llhorltlni lnr anil In.
tllcatinnn were thai tho rrloo decline
would be limited to rjady to vtt.tr
clothing, principally women s ar-
ments nnd h'Ikh. Shoos wer In llt
Tight monev nml Inadequate.
among the prime reasons for the
mercantile movement. Delays In de
livery or goons in which money ban
been Hod up, Iflgelher with Inability
of farmers to dt grain and livestock
to market wero said In many In
stances: to have worked & hardship
An officer of a leading depart
merit store of Chicago doclarcd the
price reduction now being repbrted
iiianjii umu won mercnanw were iy.
lng to nttUsfy what lie, called a. "hys
lerlcnl demand from the publlo for
lower irlcc." These current reduc
tions, ha said, might only be tem
porary. A financial authority here aalrl
that If reports of prleo cutting wore
dependable, they Indicated a tend
ency toward" a reduction in Inven
tories. Thmttrt. u
- ...... ,i.Hm un tem
porary, ho said, it was undoubtedly
good, In that It suggested that mer
chantn wero coin ahead moro cuutl
ously. Many Haifa Meld
fialAfl flTA hnlnrr ).aM i, . - - 1
names. In Tnh.b. t.- ,
, , , i :: . vuMoun, u. men n
ClOLlllnie firm nnnnnn... .- , , . ...
. ,. ? ... -.,wvnii . no prom
Halo, declaring that U would back
lolling tho fair prlco commissioner
Or n committee nnmn.t K. v.f- ... i.
possession of Its hooka and account.
mum mures in BC. L.OUU ad.
Twenty per cent cuts wore the mo.t
On tho Pnclflo rnn.f t .... .
?i';r. ".""".V".,0"'" 'rn 20 porVcen"t
I'l.i.iutns saicey- declaring
Hint on snmn "."
price- wero cut virtually n half.
Tbren Hnatlln ..u.
20,Wr "it- In San Francisco
ono retailer n iinni,.-. "Y
cut -i iir-,;u,v aHo so
PrV.. cor"lln commodities. At
in wL20 p,er cont Co'hlns cut".
stores seveFa day go ' nounc
a flat reduction of 20er cen? and
' Rove0,","1;:1 Klirea followed. J
Several Omaha store1 said their
silk cuts were CO per cent. I y2r
Neb., a 20 per cent cut In ladles" Ilk
wirM..Ie," Barn'n was made, in
K1?' Kan-. W ehlrls have boot"
mvB,.S?OT'.0' K"" "Ported
III JSliniionnnll- .. i. .
discount of 20 pc7 con on ItSWl
Stock eirent e. . ' "." ''l'
articles, shoo rertucUoniTtooSS
a. niV',r nl k,,'"onia city.
At Oklii)wi,in rit..
20 ,o 30 per " cen're due lo'nTwer'e
reported. Ono men's s "or" It SZ.
kogoo cut everything 10 to 20 ner
cent and other houses advertUed
a o. r ; ; . -u 'rr cent.
At H;in An nn n nr ..
partment stores 'announced .1
with reductions of 20 TLt ''l
other a 2K im. .V"1' ni"
At Waco, Texa's, nnothe7depa?tment
store announced It had KS T .
fifth off Its prices, An 131 VaWort
cut shops nn,i oi.t.i . " "'ore
ti p.i o i.il lllnK prices.
At I' Ort Hmlth A-u . .
At, i ine muff, ono men's store and
ono women's inm " ",la
same cut 8llBht wduetloWVo1,:
tal era nst week m.,i re"
fifth to n quarter. At aprlngfIrr
Mo merchants havo announced the
---... ttuiir.uri, Kan,.
nounced 20 per cent reductions.
ST. LOUIS. May 18. Hone for a
reduction In tho cost of wearing an
parol was expressed by Htanley X.
Sweet of New York, president of tho
International Association or Garment
Manufacturers, In an addr'ss at the
oponlng of tho association's annual
convention hero this afternoon.
Mr. Sweet emphasized that he
manufacturer fearing u decline In
sales, waa ns anxious for pilce re
ductions as the consumer He ex.
preased belief that present prices
would decline If a readjustment waa
brought about In othr lines.