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j F.ft.cth Year-No 234 OGDEN CITY, UTAH TUESDAY EVENING' SEPTEMBER 7," 1920. LAST EDITION P. M.
it LEGION POSTS
?f ' LIKELY TO NMEND.
i RULE OFPDUTICS
Attitude of Legion to Be Big
Issue Raised at Con
vention PRESENT RESTRICTION
BELIEVED TOO STRICT
nf Commander D'Olier Seems in
Favor of More Liberal In
terest in Affairs
if nk- YORK, Sept. 6. The attitude.:
I which the American Lesion should
f t i ward politic end politic il can-
S. ., ,i; be one ol thi paraniou.nl
J W ,.. to be raised at th rtexl nation .1
ZHgk ' convention of that organis l to bi
t-i held in . level ind, Ohio B ptembei
I 27 gays an announcement made Pj
w J the Legion Weekl canvass of
M members of that bod)
WWfM T"e weekly assorts that "strong sen-j
v iflflfl timcnl throughout the country In favor!
''jHH of a reconsideration of the political re-
''ii9M t,le leg'on Is the most striking feature I
01 a nation-wide survej just complet-j
-mm WIDESPREAD II N Tl M I NT.
"The sentiment 1 wldi pt id thai
g !H a too narrow interpretation of the
H9H present political restrictions' clause
IH will work injury to the legion ly ex-
3 eluding It from public affaire of thei
H ' country."
mUr Thf present l.iu-v i 1. ;-- '
itimm the legion "shall be absolutely non-1
I- mj polU leal and shall noi bi 1 '
fiM dissemination of partisan principles or
mwM foi the promotion rf the candidacy
4jH person king public office
KiHHBH i e 1 c i 11 1 e 1 1 c
' ?JBj INjsis GET DT.
J Attention la called by the legions
-t';)'; organ to a resolution .! 'i bj Its
H department of Indiana to the effei I
3 i : 1 hat each poal In thai Btatc should ob-
qU tuln and disseminate data regarding
' the stand taken by members of the ln-j
'jwmL 1 legislature and c
ABI licials on all matters pertaining to the,
Wfm welfare of the American Legion
mT ' The indiuna resolution recommend-1
Hg ed that slmil 1 actton.be takei : M 1 e
SfffB-' national conv 'entiofl concerning the
' members of congress and national pub-
i'fB C- COMMANDER'S VIEWS
IK, To show tin views Franklin
:!JB I)'Oller, the national commander, thei
'-NM legion's weekly quotes a message hoi
'3m sent to Basil MOckhrldgc, ccmmandci '
H of the Georgia department, concerning 1
SB h fight the legion in Georgia has been,
- Mm waging against Thon 1 E Watson,
-JIMi indfdate for 1 111t. ii States senator
' 40fl Mr r'i ll. r said.
r--jtm "Members of the American Legion
of Georgia owe it u themaelvei and
'-'Mm i ihc memory 01 the fallen comradci
M to uat the full power of theli
'MM to keep put of public office ij Indl-
fl vldual regardless of party whose reo-
i ord during the war wat disloyal or un-
MjB patriotic- This can be done without;
fJk conflict directly or Indirectly with.
r4nH elth'i ih l tier in spirit of our con-!
:ijfSl BtltUtional restrictions against parti-:
2&J san political activity."
SIX G. 0. P. CANDIDATES
MILWAUKEE Wis.. Seut. 7. Pri
rjMRT' mary election das opened today with
fW'm 1 l,r weatht 1 through. 1 l th state men
1 . ti'M' ;:a.i women lit;..:, for Lhclr choice
fjm ..H i latce In the races for '
npmlnatlont from Unii i ..ii senate I
do" n 10 count , off
'H Reports from several Dteclncts In
jmwfi Milwaukee county indicate that from
a quarter to a third of the earl o;e,
H; wsrS east by women. Chief Interest
jH centered In the race fur the Repub-I
! Mean nominations for United Slates
yfiH J ncnator and goxernor, Senator Irvine I
vB 1 I. 1. enroot, Incumbent was opposed
BHj by James Thompson of LaCrosse, 1
aflj supported hv the LaFollette faction
JfW Six candidates are In the field for,
fjK governor on the Republican ticket.:
IMmM there being no contests in other
I SOCIALISTS TAKE BLOW
J AT DEMOCRATIC LEAGUE
jj MINNEAPOLIS, Sepl Speaking
&M In behalf of Eugene V. lcbs. Social-j
V 1st nominee for president, now in pn-
on at Atlanta, Ga.. Seymour Btedman, j
J Socialist candidate for vice president, 1
i -WmF attacked the lenuer ad in m 1st ra -
Hon. and look exception to statements j
H man said Mr. Debs was sending his I
WOm message "from a front cell to which
H he was sent during the hysteria of
H Mr. Stedman declared the Idea of
H a leaRue of nations originated with the
Socialist party, but he added that "we
1 repudiate the present league and the
conditions under which It was arrived
kff J at "
I ARIZONA VOTERS OUT TO
NOMINATE FULL TICKET
PHOENIX, Ariz. Sept 7 with
perfect weather throughout the state
jnd the heaviest registration of voters
on record, Arizona today was balloting
to nominate state and county officers.
United States senator and member of
the bouse of representatives 011 both
Democratic and Republican tickets.
I WOMEN'S BODIES IN BAG
ARE FOUND IN HARBOR
if TOKTO, Sept. 1 The- mutilated bod-
jt ItF of seven Russian women encased
I bi a hempen bag were recently found
i'.i Vladivostok harbor, according to
Special dispatches received today.
ITALIAN WORKERS SEIZE FACTORIES I
'GRAND JURY CHEERS
WHEN TOLD TO WORK
CHICAGO, Sept. 7 A grand jury investigation was ordered
today in criminal court of the charges that gamblers attempted to
fix the Chicago-Philadelphia National league game of August 31,
for Philadelphia to nan. The jury received Judge Charles A. Mc
Donald's instructions with cheers. Philadelphia won the game 3
to 0. President William Vceck, of the Chicago club, announced
that he had been warned of a plot and used Pitcher Alexander in
an effort to win.
y, S. CITIZEN
Federal Forces Pursue and
Threaten to Wipe Out
j MK.1C' CITY, Sept. 7. W. A.
Gardiner n c.tlT n of the United States'
who was captured by l'eoro Zamora, 1
the Jalisco bandit, on August 20 at!
Cuule, has escaped, accoidlng to of-1
General Enrique Estrada, commend
ing government troops pursuing Za-'
mora, reported last evening to lite war
depadmenl that he had been ndvised
by MaJOJ lledla del l'uerto, command
er at Autb.n, that an American had
arrived at Autlan and asked for an
escort to bring Gardiner from a ranch
tome dii-tancc from town.
An escort was sent out for Gardiner
General Estrada added that British
ConsJl Holme, at Guadalajara, hud re-;
cf-.ved u similar report Nothing Is
known as to tne whereabouts of Uer
tii C Johnson, u British subject, who
was a fellow captive of Gardiner.
General Estrada reported that the'
ZamdfS hand has been reduced f rom j
about f00 to about 2u and the re were I
bright piospccts for the annihilation,
ot the outlaws soon.
General Estrada concluded his re-;
port with an announcement 'hat 'olo
nel Rojas, with 36 members of Za
mpra's band, have surrendered at Cl-
huatlan, state of Jalisco.
WIDELY DIVERGENT VIEWS
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE RACE
COXCOltb, X. H.. Sept. 7. The;
candidacy ot S nator George 11. Moses
for r nomination by the Republicans 1
Of New Hampshire was of oiitstun'l-!
Ing interest in today's primary fori
I n'.ted States senator congressman
and governor. The league of nations,1
suffrage and the tariff were Issues,
hi the pre-primary campaign waged1
by Mr. SklOSea and his oppcnCHt, Hunt
ley N. SpaUlding, iurmpr state food
The Spaulding forces exerted great
efforts to capture the women s s ote
and If ague supporters for their candi
date oa the Strength of Senator Moses'
opposition to women suffrage and his
Irreconcilable attitude on the leaguoJ
Republican candidates for Kovernorl
were Albert A. Brown, Windsor H.
GoodnOW and Arthur P Moirllle.
The prohibition question wasi
brought into the Democratic campaign I
by Albert W. Nonne. who entered thol
field for both the sc-i.itoria! and gu-!
bernatoiial nominations oa a wet plat-1
form He was opposed in his cam- ;
palgn by th "regular," organisation
support going to Raymond B. Stevens,
former lce chairman of the shipping .
hoard and former eongrcssman for the
enatofllal nomination, and to Charles
E Tilton for the nomination for go - j
NO IMMEDIATE DECLINE IN
LUMBER DUE, SAY DEALERS
ST. LOl IS. Mo. Sept. 7. There Is
no prospect of an Immediate decline
in the price of lumber, according to.
delegates to the fourth annual con
vention of th- National Retail I -i leiV :
association, which opened here today.
Charles A. Bowen, of Detroit, sec
retary of the organisation, said thati
lumber prices have dropped slightly In
the last two months, but expressed j
the opinion that the bottom had been
reached and that prices soon would I
I TIDAL WAVE IN PACIFIC
COSTS LIVES OF 200 MEN
TOfQO, Sept l Two hundred men!
were drowned In tidal wave which
swept oer buildings and barracks on1
the Island of Sagahelion, according to
reports received here, I
TO LEI LEAGUE
More Attacks By Lithuanians
On Warsaw Forces Are
WAHSAW, Sept. 6 Toland Is ready
to submit her dispute with Lithuania
over the frontier between the two
countries to arbitration by the league
Of nations, it was announced here to
day. Mondays official statement from
military headquarters reports addi
tional attacks by the Lithuanians upon
Polish forces, which the latter have
repelled The communique says
. iur detachments continue success
fully to repel attacks of Lithuanian
troops. A scouting company of two
officers and I'OO soldiers, with six ma
chine Runs which penetrated behind
OUr rear, was captured."
LONDON, Sept. 7 The league of
nations Is considering the 1'ollsh gov
ernment's mediation in the Polish
Lithuanian dispute. Unless an Im
provement occurs in the situation Po
land will be compelled to declare
war on Lithuania, the appeal states.
Thr comunlcalion declares an un
provoked attack had been made on
the Polish troops by the Lithuanian
The Polish demand Is, the note In
dl Rtea, that the Lithuanian troops
evaehate Polish territory within a
JAP PEACE DELEGATES
REWARDED WITH TITLES
TOKIO, Sept 7 .By the Assoclat-j
ed Press.) Members of the Japanese
delegation at the peace conference at I
Versailles have been accorded honors
at a rcognition i their efforts toward
the conclusion of a peace between the
ailed nations and Germany. Kljuro 1
Shidehaftt. vice foreign minister dur
ing the latter days of the war and
now Japanese ambassador at Wash
ington, has been crested a baron, s
similar title being given Kcishiro
blatsul, former Japanese ambassador
Marquis Klnmochl Salon.ii has been
elevated to a prince. Viscount Yasuya
I'chid.i, former ambassadoi to the
I'nlted States and present foreign mln- I
later, and Viscount Chlnda, formerly
ambassador al Washington and lu j
London, have been made counts. No
duakl Maklno. former minister of for
eign affairs, and Koretyo Takahashl,
present minister of finance have been
awarded the title of viscount.
MEXICO REFUSES NOTE
OF U. S. REGARDING OIL
MEXICO CITY. Sept 7. lr. Cuth
bert Hidalgo undersecretary in charge
of the Mexican foreign office, denied
last night that a note relative to the
petroleum situation bad been received
from Washington. it wus learned
from unofficial sources, howeer that
the I'nlted ETtatSS embassy had re
c.ifi a note for transmission to the
Mexican government, but that the lat
ter would not formally accept the note
and acknowledge receipt, claiming the
communication was couched In such
terms that its acceptance was Impossible
LORD MAYOR MAC SWINEY
SUFFERING INTENSE PAIN
LONDON, Sept. 7 Terence Mac
Bwlney, lord mayor of Cork, who ha
been on a hunger strike since August
12, and for several days has been In a
critical condition In Brixton prison,
was reported appreolablj weaker this
morning, but conscious and able to
speak. Father Dominic, private chap
lain to MacSwIney. said the prisoner
was suffering Intense pain In the I. ft
side ol his abdomen and In the heart
CAR SOES OVER
EDGE OF WEBER
Alma Arnold Is Killed When
Auto Rolls Down High
THREE OTHERS IN CRASH i
MAKE ESCAPE UNINJURED
Motorists Turned Out on Nar
row Road to Make Way
Precipitated over a 20 foot 'embank
' men when the edge of a new state!
highway detour near Peterson caed;
beneath the auto In which he was
riding, Alma Arnold, 3519 Adams ave
nue, suffered a broken neck and was
Instantly killed at 11 o'clock last night
Arnold, an employe of the Utah
Power and Light companv of this city,
1 was returning from Monti" llcr in com- '
pany with Alfred Cross, Prank Coburn'l
and Oscar Cobiirn, his brothers-in-law. j
( Itoss DRIVING
Cross was driving the machine and
j was following another automobile, Thl
'first machine had disappeared around
a bend In the road, recently complet- j
ed and narrow, when a team appeared
Cross attempted to pass the team The
automobile had nearly passed the team
When S mass of earth, loosened b
I heavy rains of the last two das, ga.-.
I way directly beneath the car.
IlDTO GOES VER
The four men were rldlncr In a road
ster, Cross driving Prank Cohurn
.seated In the middle with Oscar Co-1
; burn fated on Arnold's Ian As the
arth began to give way. Oscar Co
burn seated near Arnold. As thei
automobile turned upside down, pin-
ining Cross and Franw. Coburn under
the wheel and throwing Arnold clear
j of the wreck.
Arnold's neck was broken by the'
Impact of the fall The automobile
pinned his legs. Indications were that
Arnold had landed on his head before
I the car reached the bottom of the em-
I ban kment.
The occupants of the other automo-
! bile assisted In extricatine Cross and
Coburn from under the wreckage. It I
was not necessary io move the auto-1
mobile to extricate Arnold.
The man driving the team, whose;
name, was not obtained, also assisted;
In the rescuo work.
The Llnd'iulst L'mlertaklnc company
was summoned and ihc body was re
moved to Ogden at 3 o'clock this
morning The other occupants of the
car escaped uninjured, excepting for,
a slight contusion of the knee suffered j
by Oscar Coburn.
Mr. Arnold was born In Ogdon 28,
ears old, the son of Mrs. Angle
C Arnold He leaves hla wife and,
child, his parents and three brothers
a nd three sislers. The brothers are j
I V Long of Salt Lake, G 10 Ar
nold of Montpeller and Wllford J Ar-i
nold of Montpelier His sisters aro i
.Mrs A is Roe, of Ogden. Mrs. t'harlesj
H. Nate of Montpeller. and Miss Win-'
Inifred Arnold of Montpeller
MASS. WOMEN CAST FIRST
VOTES IN STATE PRIMARY
BOSTON, Mass.. Sept 7 Massachu
setts women balloted today to select j
the state and congressional tickets that
I Will be voted on at the November
election. It was the first state Pri
inur In which women participated
and they had registered in the approx
imate proportion of one woman to ev-'
cry four men.
One woman was assured of a place
on the L'emocratic state ticket -Mrs
Alice E. i 'ram of Boston, being un-i
opposed for the nomination for au-
A majority of the contests were fori
places on the Republican state ticket, i
Pour Republican and two Democratic;
congressmen were opposed for re-
Lieutenant Governor Channlng II.
ox was unopposed foi the Republican
nomination for governor.
The Demooratlc candidates for tho
nomination were Richard H. Long, of
I ra m Ingham , and State Senator John
J Walsh of Boston.
SON IS SUSPECTED OF
BLOWING UP HIS FATHER
VERPEL Neb. Sept. 7 Effortsj
are being made by the sheriff of Knoxl
county to find out who wus responsible
for the death of August P. Moran, 1
who was Instantly killed several nights
ago when a tlck of dynamite e.plod-
ed in an old building on a farm near)
here. Moran was more than 70 years
old. a son is being- sought in connec
tion with the case
STANDARD TUBS URGED.
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 7 Standardiza
tion of bath tubs as a means ol speed
ing up building whs urged at the con
ventlon of tho AiAr-rlcan Society of)
Sanitary Engineers, which opened here
, todav j
Moore Tells Probers
TheyVe Not Seeking
Best Slush Evidence
Pre-Convention Campaign Manager of Governor Cox Carries
Mass of Documents in Portfolio; Grows Warm When
Answeiing First Question Put to Him
CHICAG. .Sept. 7 The senatorial
committee Investigating campaign ex
penditures Is not seek in a the best
evidence" to prove Governor fox's
charges against the Republican partv .
Edmund H. Moore, Toungatown, the
governor's personal representative told
the committee on the stand today.
Moore told Senator Kenyon there
were men better able to tell of the
Republican plans than either he or
Governor Cox. and asked why Colonel
William Boyce Thompson, of New
York, chairman of the Republican
vv.is ami means committee, and "the
sixty men of the paid organization."
were not called.
MO. RE H AS Y. IDENOl
Governor Cox has no evidence In
support of his charges outside of what
Mooie brought to Chicago with him.
the witness said. As he spoke he un
folded i massive brief case and took
a stack of papers that apparently
numbered several hundred sheets.
Governor Cox sent him to Chicago
Mr Moore said, to "givS the commit
tee the list from whom the senators
could get the information to support
the governor's charges." He mentlon-
1 Harry M Blair, first assistant to
I rr, V Ppham. Kepuhllean national
treasurer, ami .-vcrai other employes
Of I pham's office.
"Governor Cox has no evidence out
side what jou have brought to us.'"
Senator Kenyon asked.
"I think not."
MOORE GROWS W ARM
Signs of friction developed when
Chairman Kenyon questioned Mr.
Mooro about an Interview he gave
newspaper correspondents last Thurs
day The chairman asked Mr. Moore If he
h oi 1 1 . that the commute, was afraid
to call him to the stand, and if he
had said the committee was not seek
ing tho evidence to prove Governor
'I did not!" the witness exclaimed.
"You don't need to get angry,"
Senator Kenyon 9ald
"I am not getting angy What I
said was that you were not seeking
the bent evidence. And I 6av it again
You are not!"
Mr Moore said he was sure that
Fred W. Upham, treasurer of the Re
publican national committee, would
not testify to untruths, but he was
equally sure that the Republican offi
cial was a victim of either mistakes
or bad bookkeeplns when he testified
concerning the quotas assigned various
OHIO FIND Plsi lSSKP
In answering Senator Kenvon s di
rect question for najnes of men who
knew ibout the Ohio fund, Mr Moore
v.eut into a long explanation of hi(
understanding of the Reoubilcan cam
paign fund organization. He said ft
v. as beaded bj Colonel Thompson and
had as state chairman, men whom the
Republican bulletin described as "of
The witness reiterated the charges
that specific quotas were assessed
against local committees and then
"But these local organizations were
largel 'scenery ' Th real workers for
funds were paid men heatled by Harrv
M Blair, assistant to Mr. I pham
MOM Y GETTERS
He said Blair had under him cer
tain "divisional directors" in Charge
of sections f the countn and that two
of them were C. W. Lee and Henry
"Thc-so are the professional money
raisers." said Mr. Moore
' That Is not the man." Interjected
"To the public these paid directors
are camouflaged as 'executive secre
taries of the ways and means com
mittees," said the witness
M( IPPKRS VP"
A battalion of moppers-up" Is also
a part of the Republican finance or
ganization, according to Mr. Moore,
lb said these men went In after llv
organisation headed by Colonei
Thompson had collected from the
cream list "
Mr. Moore said that Chester C.
Hamilton, of Colorado had raised
$ 103,000 In that state.
To support his statement that Gov
ernor ("ox had no "scoop" when he
said the Republicans planned to raise
a fund of lE,O0Q,00Q the witness in
troduced a signed article taken from
the Brooklyn Bagle of January 11,
1520 whb h article, he said, gave Will
Hays, chairman of the national Re
publican committee. and Colonel
Thompson as authorities for a similar
statement. He suggested that C- C.
Bralnerd writer of the article be sub
poenaed and wai told thai this had
already been done
HUGE M M R USED
Mr Moore also r;avi the committee
,i telegram sent to Governor Cox by
Frederick W Bnwrlght, a publisher
oi Lvnn. Mass., In which It was sal.l
that J30.000 had be. n raised there at
a dinner of manufacturers addressed'
bj Senator Lodge!
Several days ai;n, he said. Charles.
Heir, was in charge of a drive to raise
1700.000 and he Introduced a clipping
from the Chicago rribunc of August
12 which gave this figure.
Moore quottd a letter trom Samuel
1". Amnion of Kansas, to the effect
'that Wichita's quota was 112,000
I Senator Kenyon brought out thai
Anildon Is Democratic state chairman
I n Kansas.
FIGURES ON UTAH
Mr. Moore said he had read that Mr.
Upham had testified that tl,S36 had
been sent to I'tah and he said thai
v n n this statement was made to the
'committee there was on file with the
'secretary of state of Utah a sworn
I statement by Ernest Bamberger, Re
publican national committeeman that
he had received $5000 from the Re
1 publican national commit;'''
Mr I pham interrupted Mr Moore,
' saying he had testified that he had
sent $500 to Utah which was $1.S3 5
more than he had received from that
I state. The witness apologized and ex
plained he had not access to the com
, mittee's records.
Si nator Kenyon asked for more
j about the alleged Ohio quota
' Governor Cox says thut $50u,000
was raised In the twinkling of an '-ye,
Ihe senator said, quoting from the gov
lcrnoT'3 Wheeling, W. Va . address.
' es, I have heard it was more than
I that," Mr. Moore retorted and named
several dilo Republicans who he said
could give Information.
Fred W Upham. Republican na
, tlonal treasurer who was an interested
! spectator, Interrupted to tell Mr.
, Moore that Ohio had raised $178,900
I before the convention and $190,225
since then This started a spirited ex
I Change with Mr. Upham while Senator
Kenyon vainly sought to restore or-
TSTT tm ItWOVLTV
Senator Kenyon asked about Gov
ernor Cox's charges that Republican
contributois planned to use bayonets
in putting down labor troubles and en
deavored Without SUCCeSB to cither
' learn the names of some of the men
who contributed with that idea, or fall
ing that, to have Mr Moore admit that
I the charge was a 'wild flight of the
' Imagination "
"So far as I know every man who
I contributed to the $80,000 raised In
Youngstown was Ither the president,
secretary or a stockholder in a steel
I company," Mr. Moore declared. "I
can't say, of course, whether they were
planning to use bayonets. I only say
I that they have used the bayonet, not
'under Governor Cox, but under his
"Well, give ns their names, " Sena-
. lor Kenyon asked.
I Yes. I can give them to you if you
Insist, but these men are my friends.
I meet them dally In the club and
bear their views and I don't believe
you should force me to name thei)l. 1
can do it. though if necessary,"
DOESN'T GET NAMES
Senator Kenvon dropped the line of
questioning without getting the names.
Walter S. Dickey, of Kansas City.
; followed Mr. Moore on the stand and
testified he was chairman of tho Re
publican ways und means committee
I for Missouri. He said his Instructions
j wero to raise a campaign fund in Mis
'souri, getting the directions orally
fiom Fred W I pham, treasurer of the
national Republican committee, and
from Colonel Boyce Thompson, chair
man of tho party's national ways and
1 pjeans committee. Mr. Dickey said the
first proposal on the subject was made
to him last vv Inter.
Senator Reed asked hots the state
was divided and learned P was by
I congressional districts Mr. Dickey
said he knew of no other organization
Concerned in raising money in Missouri
but i hat w , wring, of Oakland, Cal.,
b io visited the state on missions con
nected with the fund raising cam
' Was he oiip of tho 'executive sec
' retarles' of the ways and means com
Kilttee?" asked Senator Reed
"I don f know." said Mr Dickey,
j ' What quote was assigned to Kan
sas City and Jackson county?''
'There was no such thing," said .Mr
COLONEL ON TRIAL
BEFORE COURT MARTIAL
(, tLVESTI IN, Ti X . Sepi 7 -Trial
of i oloile! Hilly Mav Held ol the T i
national guard, before a general court
i martial on charges of having violated
the ninety sixth article of war, was
to begin here this afternoon. Tin
charges grew out of an order issued
I by Colonel Mayfiekl on August 30
while provost marshal at Galveston,
j for the arrest of a Houston editor
Other officers involved in the attempt
ed arrest were exonerated by a court
TR1EST, SepL 7. -Seven persons
srere wounded in Btree't fighting be
tween nationalists and socialists hen
today The general strike sill! con
tinucs In effect
m mm in I
HANGS OF MEN; I
General Offensive Against All
Industry Threatened By
TO PRESERVE ORDER
Socialist Group in Parliament
To Hold Meeting With .
ROME, Sept. 7. (Bavaa) The
employes In metal factories Which
have ih'i-ii seize. i by workmen in
the present contest over conditions
In this Industry have been slveu J
H i dav in which tO CORtplj with
thi workmen's demands, accord
ing to a resolution i .be Socialist
members of tho General Confcd. i
atioh of l-abor. should the em- 1
ployers failed to yield, a rapid
movement toward general nation
iatio.i is threatened, so far the
manufacturers are persisting In
(heir decision nut to enter Into di
rect negotiations with the workers
before the latter evacuate the fac-
j ROME Sept. 7. Government offl-
clals will open negotiations with the
general industrial conference at Milan
Inn Thursday with a view to solving
j the problem presented by the seizure
by workers of metal factories through
I out Italy. The so laUat proup in the
i Italian parliament will hold a meet
Ing with the governing committee of
the General Workers Confederation
I on Friday, and it Is expected that at
this gathering policy will be adopted
by the workers relative to the pros-
cut anomalous condition of Italian in-
It is estimated that 400 of the !arg
est metal works In Italy hav been
occupied by mechanics and workers
and the movement is still expanding
threatening to extend to the extreme
southern and f the peninsula. Slab
oiatc steps have been taken by tin
government to preserve order .luring
the period when a general offensive
against all Industries Is threatened.
WAGE M.M r iM;n.
Manufacturers declare that the
I wage increase demanded by the 500.
iiOO metal workers employed by them
would add at least one billion lire to
their payroll and that ihls burden
I could not be sustained They point
lout that Italy pays eighteen times
I the pre-war price for coal, while Eng
land only three times America
i only 3 50 France and Germany only
eleven. As a result foreign production
la replacing Italian. n rought steel
niauufactured In France Is selling In
I this country at a lower price than the
I Italian product, while wrought steel
I made in England costs less than it can
be produced in Italy even without
DURATION OF STRUGGLE. I
Two members of the ministry will
go to Milan and it is hoped the general
' Industrial conference will take early
I action on their suggestions. If this
action should be favorable It wouli
mean the end ( the agitation for th
1 occupation of plants If It should be
j come unfavorable It Is impossible to
predict the duration and possible con
sequences of the struggle.
Strikers in the city believed last il
i night that an effort would be mad"
i by the police to take possession of
some plants They sounded an alarm
with sirens and immediately crowds
i of women and children iiished to
I the occupied plants to join relatives.
This, according to the police, appeals
i to Indicate the strikers have agreed.
in ease of an attack upon them, to
protect themselves by the presence
'of women and children. All night
1 armored cars and armed cyclists pa
trolled the streets and machine guns
were placed In dominating positions,
i w hile the Idly curous were driven from
Me street hv carabineers. This ac
'.ion left the strikers to expect an at
i tack and they lighted flares outside of
the buildings they occupied by the
police hut soldiers evidently had been
ordered merely to keep watch and
prevent surprise attacks. All banks are
strictly guarded and their staffs are
armed a: times.
In some plants ncii- Turin the work
I era have broken open safes and tak
en money to pay wages thev claim
.ire due them, says a dispatch to tho
I'l'rlbuna At the Flat automobile
I works strong boxes have been rifled
j and documents and correspondence
have been taken, the newspapr says.
Altogether 149 Turin factories, which
employ thousands of workers, are !n
the hands of the men.
Upon receiving orders from their
union striking metal workers at Milan
have released engineers who had been
kept as hostages It Is reported tho
prisoners were treated wdth the great
ileterence. At Florence the strlk
ors have formed themselves Into mu
slcal bands In order to relieve tho
monotony of their voluntary lmprls
. at, while in some other factories
the 'men amuse themselves with pho
nographs n A
CANADIAN AVIATOR WITH
POLES KILLED IN CRASH
WARSAW, Sept. 7. Captain M. J
McCullum. of Montreal, a member of
the Koscluszko squadron, has been
killed in an airplane fall near Lent
berg, It was learned here today.