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fm YrZ77r" OGDEN CITY, UTAH TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 19, 1920. LAST EDITION 4 P. ML I
I PARLIAMENT MEETS, FACED BY PROBLEMS
A A A A A A A A A A A A A A A
HOUSE OF COMMONS DISCUSSES IRELAND I
.JVCU Jk A A ' A : W-
I HUNGER STRIKER'S FUNERAL DRAMATIC
B TO CANDIDATE,
. French Charge Te'ls Wilson
i Nation Violated no Diplo
CANDIDATE HARDING ,
Nominee Says He Did Not
Mean to Coiivey Govern
WAKHINCiTu.V, Oct. 19, Assur-'
ancea hnvp been riven the slate Ae
partment by Count de Beam, French
charge here, that the French govern
ment has not given authority to any!
one to approach Senator Harding wlthj
suggestions that the lii -publican prcsl-i
denial nominee tak the lead jn
forming a new world association.
Calling the attention to an official
denial issued hy the Krcnch foreign of- !
flee yesterday, the French charge told j
Under Secretary of State Davis, that;
he was assured that the French for-,
elgn office had delegated no :;pnkes
man to acl i "i ii In n goliatlous with
sHb , Harding i
k informally, officlall; auoffot
rhc announcemcn of 1 i visit
NH meiil yesterday afternoon
H today by Mr. Davis who Bald Dial '
B Whila Count Do Beam had delivered I
H no formal replj to the American note i
H of inquiry to the French government. . j
H that the assurances (riven by the
H charge were the result of previous
H communications with his government.
W XO SCRAPPING WA.STI.D.
B Mr. Davis said he did nop know
H whether tin French government would
HHJ lormally at Paris ami the assurances
HHJ given the statu department througn tne
HHl French charge or whether a torntal -
HHJ ply would la- made to tne formal note
BBJ ot inquiry dent bi Lhq American gov-
BBl eminent at (he airectloti oi Prcsiaent
It was further stated that the de-
H part ment thai t the Kim govern-
BBJI ment hail never had intimation
BBlj "i a desire by the French gov ei'iiment
BBBJI to "scrap" tne league of nations Or
BBBJI fo revise
; ?fjD i KI NC 11 SI VI I Ml M
PARIS. Uct The French for-
BBl elgn office slated Shortly alter noon to-
BBH, iay that it had not as yet received any:
BBm by President Wilson iu his letter 'to
BBl Senator Harding, telegraphed to the
BBWJ,, preSB of France tiOUl lllQ Lulled States.
BBJ The only statement a uiiionzed by
BBJ the foreign otnci in this connection
BBBj up to this lime is thai, no ofticial COm-
BBj niunlcatlon of any nature I. a. I Im-ii
BH made by the French government r -
BS garding a substitute foi the league of
f II IRDING'8 INSWKCR.
H! The text of Senator Harding a letter,
HB sent in repiy to one trom fieeioentl
BBB Wilson asking whelm r tne senator aau
BHB been corieciiy Quoted in nis Green
HV asiio spcecu, is us toilows:
Hi Dear .ir. Preldcnt: i nave before
BB m a press cop) of your letter to me
Hi this dale, though i am oot in receipt
Hf f Ihe original copy, 1 am giad to maK0'
a prompt i-i.
BBB It is ver) gratifying that you hea-
HJ itaie to draw Inference without my oa-
HJ Burances taut l am correctl) quoted.
HHJ The quotation as reported in your n t-
HJ tor is not exact. The notes ot tin.
HJ stenographer reporting my remarks
HJ quote me us saying: 'France ha-
B her spok sman to me informally
sV I hi America. In Iti ni ,
Hi th0 situation lo lead the Way tor an
HB association of nation.-.'
BHH "I am sure that my words could not
BW "' hi - in. i ii ii, M
IHF ma The thought 1 was Irving to con-
BHB vey was that there had come lo me
HB those who spoke a sentiment which
HB 'hey represented to be very manifest
HH among the French people, but noih-
SBB ln6 could suggest the French govern-
HH ment having violated the proprieties
HH f international relations. Official
HH France would never seek to go ov
HH your high office as our chief executive!
HH (o appeal to the Amorican people on
an' portion thereof
SEES NO IMPROPRIETY.
HH "I can see no Impropriety in private
j citizens of France, or Americans deep-'
J ly friendly to France, expressing to me !
BHHJ Jhelr understanding of sentiment in
HH ,n;lt friendly republic.
HH "Jt is not Important enough to dis-
BW euss. perhAps, but l very respectfully '
j U'Ke that an Inforinal expression to
BHHj ,IK" 13 rather more than lo a private
HH ' ',ll"n. i hold a place as a member
'"" ' " 1 "' " i
HHH ! tnit.-d iStales si'iiut-. which !a
BHHJ eharged with certain constitutional au-l
J Ihortty in dealing with foreign rein-'
BBBI lions and I am necessarily conscious1
BV tnai i am the nominee ot the Repubii-1
', Iart or president Qf our repub-l
Hr VMBlliON OF POSITION
BBf -in tho combination of these two po-!
(Coatluued ou Page Two.) ,
Both Parties Must Open Books
to f ".e Public Before
LEAGUE TP ENFORCE
Scores of LeUers From Files
Cause Stir at St. Louis
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Oct. 19. Five days '
before the coming election on Thurs-1
day, October US, ocmnleta roccrds of j
the collections iuid ilisbursements of I
the ii publican and Democratic parties'
Will be submitted to the public
The renatc committee appointed toi
Investigate 'campaign L:penditures
mooting in r. yeaterdaj directed the I
chairman of the national, senatorial:
and congressional committee of the
two parlies to file such reports at Chi
cago on that date. The reports are to
cover all acjLivllfee since the party
chairmen testified at the committee
hPiirir.L' m Chicago several weeks ago.
The commUtee asked for complex
II: is ot id! siibscrlpllons in excess of'
(100; detailed iigures on expenditures!
aii'l also a list of all pledges, promises
rr underwriting. Senator Re. d specif -k;;11
asked for ihe latter in an effort
i" learn wucther any arrangement -had
bci ,i made to meet the deficits
Which ii baa been reported, both par
lies will fac after the election
The senatorial committee recessed
after yesterday's session Rnd does not
expect lo meet again until after No
irember 2, provided the parly chairmen
agree lo file the information asked for
In evenl the refuse or fail the sena
tors decided lo meet in Chicago prior
to the election and subpoena? t lie
chairman of the committees
ST LOUIS; Oct. 19 Scores of confi
dential letters from the files of the
League to Enforce Peace, of which
William H. Taft is president, were in
troduced into the record of the senato
committee Investigating campaign ex
penditures here lale today. Names of
a number oi prominent New York
bankers were mentioned in the corres
pondence. Dom. II Hunt, attorney fcr the com
mittee, who investigated the activities
of the league, reported that, "in my es
timation." officials Of the league have
violated Ihe Logan act, which prohibits
American citizens carrying on negotia
tions v.ith foreign governments or
their agents regarding disputes or con
troveralea without ihe permission of
the United States. The act carries a
penally, upon conviction, of fines of
not more than $5000 and imprisonment
of tn,m six months to three years.
The senato committee sent Hunt lo j
New Yelk i '.rial days ago to investi
gate the activities of the League lo I
Hunt conducted an iutjuiry for five
days in ihe league's offices there; read'
all the correspondence in its files and'
examined employee and officers of the
His report, a voluminous document
embracing copies of all letters which
he thought had a bearing on the cam-!
paigu expenditures investigation, was;
( ( vi i(. ORDERED.
Before adjourning telegrams were j
dispatched to ths chairman of the Re-;
publican uni Democratic national, sen
atorial and congressional committees!
directing them to rile complete state-,
minis of their receipts, expenditures
and pledges at Chicago on Thursday,
October 28. The reports will be made'
public at that time.
The report of Mr. Hunt's Investiga-J
Hon of the League to Enforce Peace
proved the sensation of the day. Doz
ens of oonfldentiol letters between Mr !
Taft. George W. Wlckersham. Theo
dore Marburg and others were given.
in his summary Mr Hunt said that
Herbert S Houston testified befor.- the
committee that he had talked With Hi .
Rourgoixe. the German chancellor;
Lord Robert Cecil and David Lloyd
George Ln regard to the United States!
entering the league of nations, and Kd-
ward A, Pllene Of Boston, who has
be n abroad on a similar mission, is I
now "in Germany on a mlssiou to get'
Germany into the league."
VIOLATION is LLLEGED.
"The correspondence and data which
follow hears out the charge which I
am about to make." Mr. Hunt's re
port say, that this organization has.
through its officials, by correspond-;
ern e and conference, taik.-.i with 'va
rious officials of foreign governments
(Continued on Page Two.)
WIFE AND BURIES
HER ALIVE, CLAIM
NEW BRUNSWICK. N. J.,
Oct. 19. The police today pre- j
pared to conduct a search in
Manville for the grave of a
Ionian reported to have been
buried alive by her husband, j
With them the police planned
to take Mike Cucuk of that,
town, who has been held here
ince he r alleged to have told
in -'IK'S tbat a boordini house
proprietor i.hcre beat, his wife,
tied her hands and feet and
then buiied her.
iHiimuli! lIml I
Meredith Tells Bankers Situa
tion Calls for Action to
WASHINGTON, Oct. lf Vic,
President Marshall and Secretary Of I
i Agriculture Meredith were on the pro-1
jgram for addresses today at the first;
general session of the annual conxon- 1
; tion of the American Bankers' asso-
elation, the vice president for an ad-
, dres of Welcome and Mr. Meredith j
j for a discussion of "bank and agri-1
Shrinkage in the value of farm pro- '
, ducts so f ir this season result In
American farmers receiving $12,500,-1
unn.noii lis-; than they would have se-)
, cured on thc.lOlii price basis, Secrc-i
tarj of Agriculture Meredith said In,
I his address.
DEMANDS CONSIDERATE v
He characterized the resulting sit
I uation "as one which demands the!
besl 'nought and sympathetic consid
eration of the bankers of America j
' and, In fact, of all the people of the
I Mr. Men dith estimated that the fall
in corn prices had involved a billion
1 dollar loss to producers.
" The American people must see to I
I it that farmers B Cure credit sufficient ,
I for their needs," Mr. Meredith con- I
tlnucd, "only thus can they continue
to supply the nation's need for food
1 Ihink you gentlemen fully realize
1 that if the farmer Is to continue io I
produce and to meet the food requtrr.
ments of the nation, he must havo I
i adequate prices for his products The
farmer is not the only one who would
bo adversely affected if he fails to.
secure a reasonable return for his ef
forts PROBLEMS Mi ll r
1 .In not think you can fall to see
that the farmers problems are your
probh ms, and that your ultimate pros
perity depends upon a right solution
of the difficulties confronting the
The marketing problem, Mr. Mere
dith said, is the greatest one facing
the agricultural Interests He urged
that bankers assist co-operative farm
ers' enterprises and acknowledged that
bankers already had given "very great'
aid" to agriculture
I HI I siii) GAG
Bee rotary Meredith departed frnm
his prepared address to denounce what
he described as the "free seed gag." j
He s,il,l the practh-e had practically
only one reason for its existence
custom and that "it never got one
vote for auybddy," who had sent out'
the seeds to the farmers.
The secretary also stated that he,
would ask congress for an additional
appropriation of tl0000,000 over the!
ppi vloufl estimate In order to increase;
the salaries of technical employes of!
the department of agriculture.
MEXICAN COAL STRIKE
MAY CLOSE SMELTERS
MEXICO CITY. Ocl 19 A strike
of 16,000 coal miners in the state of
Coahulla has assumed such grave as
pects that provisional President do la
Huerta this morning determined on ef
forts to effect a Speedy Compromise
1'nless an agreement Is readied by
Wednesday it is reported many smelt
ers and other industries will close
down because of lack of fuel. This
afternoon there were more than 100.
000 men out of work. The strikers
demand a large wage increase and bet
ter working conditions.
( ' CTON PRICE l P
NEW YUltK, Met. 19. Hecovory of
more than a cent a pound In the cot
ton market was shown during earlv
trading hours here toda . December
contracts advanced to lS.9fic. I'noffl
. I.il repor t- from the SOUtkweSt said
holding of spot cotton was' more dc
i . i mined.
TROOPS ON HID
TO STOP ANY
Death of Fitzqerald Has Bad
Effect on the Other
DONOVAN AND KENNY
MacSwiney Dictates Letter to
Survivors in Jail at
CORK, Oct. ID. The condition of j
the Irish hunger strikers in Cork jail (
has, become worse as th result of de
"presslorj caused by the death Sunday
of Michael Fitzgerald, first of the ,
eleven to succumb.
Severe collapses were suffered by two
of the strikers, Donovan and Kenny,
early this morning.
To prevent Irish volunteers from
marching in the funeral procession of,
Fitzgerald w hen his body was re- I
moved this afternoon from the church
here to Fermov. a large force of mili
tary surrounded the church and six
lorry loads of soldiers and an arm- '
ored car fell in behind the mourners'
carriages following th.. . offin. Great
indignation wu, i vpi ssed among the
lilt M I K si I
A dramatic scene was enacted In
the Church just before the removal
of Fitzgerald's body. The requiem
mass was being celebrated when an
army officer with drawn revolver, ac
companied by four soldiers with rifles,
forced B way through the throng in
the entrance, marched up to the ultat
rail and presented the officiating priest
with a typewritten communication
from great headquarters stating that
the number of persons in the funeral,
procession must bo limited to tOO, !
none of Whom would be allowed to
inarch In military formation.
ROMANCE l NCOVER1 D
With (tie announcement of the death
of Fitzgerald there came to light a
romance which would have resulted
in the marriage of Fitzgerald on his
death-bed if permission could havi
been obtained to hold the ceremony
A constant attendant on Fitzgerald
since he began his hunger strike was
Miss Condon of Fermoy. She was
supposed to have been his sister, but
as it turns out she was his fiancee.
Miss Condon nursed the prisoner de
VOtedlj night and day.
A week ago Fitzgerald expressed a
desire that he be married to Miss Con
don before he died. Ho said he felt
that death was near. .Miss Condon
consented but permission was refused
lo the prison chaplain to perform the
PliAN is DROPPED.
The bishop of Cork was appealed
to. and he Ks said to havP authorized
another priest to perform the mar
riage ceremony. H Is asserted that
When the prison authorities learned
of Ibis plan they issued a warning that
if it was carried out all visitors would
KCluded from the jail in the fu-
nire Accordingly the plan was
ITltagerald had served fifteen months
in prison. For three months he had
been in the same jail in which he
died, lnaoltary confinement Ho had
been out of the prison only a fortnight
Wh( n he was re-arrested. Me is said
to have be. n the commandant of the
First battalion of the Second Cork1
brigade of Irish volunteers.
The condition of Joseph Murphy
caused much anxiety, the jail physi
cians saying he was at death's door. ,
At 1 o'clock the relatives of Fitz
gerald sent for the physicians who had
observed his critical condition the:
night before but were not permitted
to attend him. The doctors were also
requested to see Murphy, who was
fully conscious. Murphy showed re
luctance to accept treatment, but fin
1 ally agreed to take medicine in order
, to relieve the acute pain from which
he was sut'lering.
i The treatment of Murphv gave the
I physicians their first opportunity to
make a thorough examination of anv
of the hunger strikers. "The emacla
! tion of Murphy Is simply aw ful." they
said. "He is literally nothing but
,skin and bones. Jlls abdomen is so
I sunken that it is only a hollow.
"He whispered that he wanted to
die to escape the pain," naid the doc
tors. LETTER FROM MAYOR.
I LONDON! et. IS. Lord Mayor
M icBwlney In Brixton prison today
; dictated the following telegram to the
; hunger strikers in Cork:
"No tears, but joy for our comrade
I who was ready to meet his Qod and
die for his country He has Joined the
immortals and will be rememgored
forev. r. We do not know who is to
be the second to slep in the path of
immortality but by offering unre
ser.d sacrifice we ..re safeguarding
the destinies of Ireland "
The Evening .Vows says todav it
understands MiuSwiney j,a., reached
l a point where a critical collapse is
Britain's Young Men j
I Helping Guide Labor
4- ! !
(I ii I., rlbt) Captain W. '. UftU, lieutenant W, W. Henderson, tap
tain Edward - & l and Herbert Traccy.
European Manager v E. .
LONDON", net. 19 The old grizzled
veterans of the Dritish i-abor party
may stand in the forefront of the bat
tle and also in the limelight, but at
British Labor's London offices H is the
Hon cubs of the movement who are
really on guard.
These comparative youngsters have
for the most part, brilliant records as
soldiers in the recent great war, are
well educated, and equalh at home or
tho stump or ln the office.
The outstanding one ;lre fonr
Captain W 1 1 Hall; Lieutenant W W
Henderson, Captain Edward "Hl nnd
II. ill looks after the finaio-. . ,, the
'I II .. and Tracey Hill and Hender
son look after publicity and propa
ganda. All of them were among the first
to enlist for the war. and all of them,
except Tracey saw service He was
"out of luck" doctor's orders.
'.ill. before the war, was a miner
in Wales. When the war broke out he
HARD JOLT II
Anti-Bolshevik Leader Suffers
Heavy Losses; Trotzky
! SEVASTOPOL, Oct. 17. (By the
' Associated Press.) The efforts of
i General Baron Wrangel, antl-Bolsnc-I
vik leader ln south Russia., tp take
, the Kakhovka bridgehead hae result
. cd ln failure, with heavy losses to his
forces in killed and wounded and in
I material captured by the Bolshe ikl
'The killed included the general com
j manding the Bybovltch cavalry corps
General 'W rangel's troops have been
thrown back into the Taurlda area,
behind tho Dnieper, which they still
Leon Trotzky, the Russian soviet
war minister, la said to be personally
directing the Dnieper campaign from
I General Wrangel has signed a law
creating local zemstvos which will e.-
n io far-reaching powers In slgn
I ing Ihe law QenerdJ Wrangel said he
hoped civil war would soon end and
that the zemstvos would send capable
i delegates to the national assembly
which will determine the future char
acter of new Russia
NEWARK WHISKY 'CURB
RAIDED; 40 MEN HELD
NEWARK. N. J. Oct. W: New-1
ark's alleged "whiskey curb" waaj
raided today by the police and forty
men arrested on a charge of loitering,
They were locked up in the police j
; h adqua rters pending fixing of bail.
Several men escaped In motor cars
las the police arrived.
The curb was reported for months
to have been frequented by men who.
although with no apparent means of,
support, had automobiles at their dls-j
I BRIGIIAM CITY. ct 19 More
than 2500 catfish have been planted In
the Rear river at Hpneyvllle and also
at Corlnne bv Deputy Came Commis
sioner James Cottom. The fish were,
s. nt from the state hatcher through
the Roxelder Fish and Game Protec
tive association and were of good size
j likely to occur. The newspaper quotes)
a prison official as saying:
"Stimulants can not do much for,
him, and should he collapse It would
be difficult to apply restoratives, asi
in the ease of a normally healthy per
son. 1 think this week will sue a
great ohange tor the worse In his eon
.quit digging and was among the first,
;ovor in France. He was l.ur promot-
l .1 :i lieutenant and given the coveted
Military cross for heroism.
in the next election he will be la
bor's candidate lor Parliament in the
Will Henderson is a son of Arthur
Henderson th" outstanding leader of
th Labor party Henderson also
joined up as a private, had much ser
vice anil a number of wounds and ..s
made a lieutenant in the British army.
1 He i- also a candidate for Parlia
ment in the Somerset district-
William Hull Is not at present run
Idlng toe Parliament, He is too i nsy
looking after the npne-ioo -full treas
Lir of the party.
He also started in the war as i pri
vate He wound up as a captain, in
the famous British tank corps.
It is men of this kind that the olJ
I leaders of the Labor party are train
ing up to be the leaders f the bigger
! Labor party, which the hope t see
in command of England In the next
England and France Aciopt
Firm Force in Talking
LONDON. Oct. 19 A note with re
gard to the VTlna situation was hand
ed to the Polish government Sunday
b the French and British representa
tives In Warsaw, acting slmultaneaus
ly. The note declared the allied gov
ernments considered the occupation
of Yllna contrary to the armistice with
Lithuania concluded through the me
diation of the league of nations, and
contrarv to the assurances given by
Poland to the allies and the league
Tho note Is friendly, but firm in
the governments expressed the
opinion that Poland should completely
disavow General Zellgouskl'a a Hon
arid thus give satisfaction to the
league of nations whose authority, it
Was pointed out. had been shaken Th.
note said if the situation were not
quickly cleared up, the British und
French governments would have ;,,
consider what further line of action
might be necessary.
SWEDES WELCOME YANKS
ON ISLAND COMMISSION
LONDON, Oct. 18. A dispatch to'
the Exchange Telegraph from Gopen'-j
hagen qoutes the Peril ngskc- Ti.llend. 's
Stockholm correspondent as saying
that the United States has appointed I
an American member of the interna-!
lional committee of the league of na
tions which la to attempt an amicable
settlement of the Aland Islands dis
pute between Sweden and Finland.
Swedish government circles, the dis
patch adds, consider that ibis will give
the commission a more definite ob
jective and greater authorit
LETTERS AND PARCELS
LOST IN FIRE ON SHIP
sax SALVADOR, Republli of Sal
vador, Oct. 19. Captain MacKinnon.:
of ihe Pacific Mall tvtmcr Newport.'
notified the general postoffiee here
today that '' bags of lett.-rs ..ml par-;
eel post packages from Europe and
the United states were destroyed hi
fire aboard his v. .! ,..hi .ifler it
left San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua Oo
tober 10 for Corlnto. When the New
port arrived at Corlnto th. Ore waai
still burning. ,
i..st of the passenger1 baggage was
burned, but there was r.o loss of life.
LLOYD GEORGE I
WILL DISCUSS I
MINERS' STRIKE I
Laborite Members Hopeful of I
Discussion to Bring About f
UNEMPLOYMENT NOW I
LOOMS AS PROBLEM I
Disorders Occur at South f
Wales When Red Flag I
Is Waved f
LONDON. 19. The govern-
ment intends to proceed with the go' -ernment
of Ireland bill, it was dei
dure. 1 l.y Andrew Honar LaW, the guv
ernm. iii leader, in answering a ques
tion In the house of commons today
The annouie emenl was greeted wltr.
chr-er from the coalition benches,
Colonel Malone, Liberal mehiborg
for the east division of Leyton, de
manded wether the gov. rnment intend
ed meantime to continue ' the pob-.j
murd r repi Isali broughl i
"shame!" frvjn th floor. Mr. Bon
ir Law replied
"It is the intention of the govern
ment meantime to put down the poll-
cy of murder."
Home Secretary Shortt, when ques
iiioned with regard to the possible r -lease
of Lord Mayor MacSwiney, of M
Cork, declared the government had ndt
altered its policy that convicted men.
or those awaiting trial for serious
Censes would not be rel ased because
0 hungei si rikes. All i he men n..W Ir
.-ii iKliiK came within thb cal. goiy,
the home secretary said.
Michofcl Fitzgerald, who died in H
Cork Jail Mr. Short, added. t
charged with murder, and there was H
decisive evidence acainsi him.
The homo Becrotarv asserted that
1 ne of thi prl ion a m horith a hsjo" red H
Loi .1 Ma yoi tacSwim B
LONDON, Oct. 19. Premier Lloyi
,".eorge was expected to make declara
Itlohs today at the opening of the si -
Islon of the British parliament relative
the Ituation i ec u ; i mg from H
strike of coal miners which becaii n
Saturday, and measur. taken by the
: government lo meet the crisis.
Laborite members of tho house of
commons have been for several du s
01 , out', rence with leaders of the mill
ers federation and other great labof
organizations and London was hopeful
thai they hid reached some decision
' which would tend to bring about a so
lution of questions that brought about
ili. walkout of the coal diggers.
Great Britain's coal mining Indus
try has been almost completely para
lyzed by the strike. Sharp autumn
! weather prevails over the British
t M MPLOl MI N I PROBLEM
Yesterday's serious rioting near the
I official residence of the premier in
I Dow ning street brought the problem
of unemployment sharply to the at
t. ntlon of the p. ople. Premier Lloy i
George has promised to bring relief
plans before parliament at once
The fist untoward incident directly
connected with the coal strike occur
red at Ton-Y-Paudy, in South Wale-.
midnight when some young colliers
collected and slarted to sing "The P' d
Flag." causing the police to intervene.
Stone throwing occurred, but lii
crowd was dispersed.
The usual police patrols were some
i what strengthened today in Downing
fin ES OM PARI I AM EX I I
I'h. eyes of all Britain were center
ed today upon the first session of par
llament after the summer receso, the
entire nation looking anxiously to the
l. i-lators for action t. hich might open
way t end the coal strike.
Rumors In political quarters before
hand as to probable developments
b ait mainly with two suggestions H
that, as the result of certain pri
Mite discussions of political leaders
and prominent labor nun, the goVersJ
mint and the mines federation would
soon get into negotiations again, the
other that tho goverment was con
templating a dissolution of parliament
!,. I. st the otunion of the nation.
All rumors of intervention by other
unions in the controversy between the
miners and the gover:..aent have ceae
ed for the preset and the labor spoke--men
declare no union, nor any com- j I
lunation of unions is likely to inter
f. re without an Invitation from tho
miners, which thej sav will certainly
not be given at present.
Meanwhile the gov rnment is re
celvlng great numbers of offers of
help from the general public, Thoua
ands of men and many women have
registered their names as helpers with
the food ministry and the ministry of
CONVENE IN WASHINGTON (
WASHINGT !''.- The sfl
ond biennial convention of the United tH
Lutheran Church in America conv.n l iH
Closer cooperation between the vai -ions
Lutheran bodies will besought
lining tin- nine days the convention
remain in session
A world conference of Lutherans
and and rehabilitation of the church
In Europe will be considered as al- 1
will be a proposal to extend the ITOt
ing privilege to women on the Various ffH
boards .".I committees of the church 1
und to broaden the educational work
the church to Include week-day re- H
i.gio is inatruction foi chndfen ot,