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" OGDEN CITY. UTAH THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 167l920. LASTEDITION 4 P. M. I
Pift,.th Year No 305 , , L
STEEL TRUST AGENTS EJECTED FROM HEARING I
I Mondell Urges Immense Slash In Appropriations I
I URGES GUT OF
I BILLION FROM
I HUNT ASKED
Republican Leader Declares It
Is Time for Rigid Economy
in U. S.
S WANTS ARMY. NAVY
COSTS SCALED DOWN
Wyoming Lawmaker Says
His Plan Will Lmhten
Lw Burden of Taxes
Ik WASH1NGT N 1
"rigid economy" m appropriations for
mm ernment expenses
jf fiscal vf.r in order to lighten the tH
H burden. Repreasul itlve Mondell, ot
KUM wvomlnB. Republican l. ader. de lared
W in'th house today thai the totaL-es-
Hrt ilmato of $46:.3.s"". submitted by
Si the secretary of the treason AojUa
KL3 l,0 reduced 'V upproxl m it ;. 1.
I 600.000. This reduction, he said, rausl
be effected chiefly by n drastlp scal
D ing down In estimates for the army
ind navy, and abs,. for sundry Ivil
w . spenses the '"t j r,f whl It, hi poini
r ed ou! exceeded current appro pria-
uons bv more than $914
BBBI .-...:.!:;.. .1.,. .Hminlaf r.illoll for the.
unfathomable Ineoiisiflciu v " In the,
WmM estimates submitted 10 congress and
he pleas for economy made by th
9 president and the secretary of thej
mm resaucy, Mr. Mondell declared he
WM would "leave it to others to properly
91 characterize these 4 stlmates. '
&M "Two vears after the war." the Re-
3(H publican lead r added, "when th.
B world outside "ur borders Is largely
( bankrupt i,nd ever bod prc Ln -
"BE for reduction of armaments, the "l
JH'' S ministration ask for ;n appropriation I
WM " ,.f 1 thai l lit ' foi tl -
army, navy arid fortifications, ot five
- :md'a half times the highest peaei
BH time appropriation of 191(1."
NC.t INHERING ! I 1 1EU
fl Mr. Mondell declared these figures
HjB did not include current deficiencies
MU. which "may be swollen Indefinitely'
f K the war department continued hs,
Hr policy of recruiting the army up to fell 1
Wf strength, contrary to the understand
ing that 11 should not b Increased
above the "total of 178,000 men con ,
lempluted by the apprnpr'.'! 1- He'
said It had become the duty ..f con-
I grcss to talce action that would ir-- j
vent "such squandering of the people's1
money by en itlng deficiencies m vio-1
lation of law "
coui !- ligii n a r.vxEs.
Asserting that if the economy in 1
appropriations advocated by him whs
arrlod out, the tax burden for the C il
endar year 121. might be "substan
tlally lightened " Mr. Mondell said
he believed continuation of a tax pro-1
gram designed to raise n minimum J
I revenue of $4,000,000,000 for two years
us . recommended by the secretary ot
the treasury, was "unjustified."
With -i-i per cent of the net cost of
Lhe war, excluding foreign loans. al-
ready paid, he said, It was unnecessary
I i,, "keep up war rates of taxation foi
the purpose of reducing lhe public
debt at a rate greatly In excess of the
sinking fund rate applied lo the entire
HCKE REV I Ml l OANS
While be favored repeal of the ex
cess profits tax and reduction of the
higher inconu surtax v. Mr, Mondell
said, he thought it unnoceasarj at tins
time to considei alternative revenue
provisions because "no one can tell
what increased revenues may result
from the passage of a tariff bill along
NATIONAL LEAGUE WILL
DECIDE LANDiS' POWERS
lH 'HlCAO. Dec. 16. President!
1 , Johnson "f tns American league, lett
today lor New York to atlenU the
iiB league's annual meeting opening there J
Vfim Ratification of the new national
rH agreement wtti a view of strenthen-
jifll lng the power of Judge Landls lh re-
9M storing public 'nildence in haseball.
1 will be one of the objects ot the meet -
M ing The American league chili OWD-
.B ers probably will agree on April 1 3 as
H the dale f . 1 npi-nlng tho 1f-'21 m -
- ' 1 This Is the daU favored b the Nation-
Cy Dd le .gue.
;M Because of Illness, Charles A. Com-
flj iskey, owner of the Chicago Ameri-
Bb tans, will not attend the meeting.
SOUTH AMERICAN DISPUTE
IS PUT ASIDE BY LEAGUE
H GENEVA, lec. Id At the opening
of today's session, President Hymans
Hb announced that the request for con-'
WW slderation of the Tacua-Arlca case at
BK this session of the assembly had been
Bh withdrawn, with Hie request that it be
put on the agenda of the next aSSi in
Bj ii;.'. io meet in September.
FRIENDS SOCIETY WILL
FEED GERMAN STUDENTS
SSI BERLIN, Dec. IS. The Americau
'M Friends' service Committee announced
'm today that 30.000 hungry German stn
'-Jk dents in thirty universities will be fur-
1 nlshcd B hot mid-day meal beginnintr
3B in Jnnuary, Immediately after the
hrlstma vacation The committee
HH now is feedlnp 18,000 men and women
Bl unilergraduates in eighteen unlversl
MAN LACKS STRENGTH I
; TO CARRY ENOUGH COW
HIDES TO BUY SHOES
rill Ai.O, Dn'. lb. Thoro is itu man ivni: with sin ficient I
I strength to carry entfugli cotj liido-s across tlio street, to liiine; the
1 price oil .t good, pair of shoes, C. IT. Hyde of Oklahoma, t"ll thi
: Farmers Committee f ISeventeep al its meeting Wednesday in
diBCUssing the wholesale ami retail cost of Livestock and meat
"We found by investigation that it would take .1 heavj team
I 'of horses to carry enough cow hides over a country road to pay :
; for a new set of harness." said Mr. Hyde
We found that butcher stock averaging ',1 pounds was sell
j ing for 5 cents a pound u- $52 and that the farmei got thai amount
for raising, -liiii:.jr and ( tiring for his stock in addition to pay-
ing commission and jardagc fees.
, "Then we found that retail bntthers sold the same animal tor
: $37 more than was paid by the packer not counting the by-prdd-;
10 HEED ORDER
: TO PffllL EARLY
Kostoittcc Department Con
siderably Concerned Over
Lack of E?rly Business
WABHIKGTOK, reiv 10. Whether
the people are ignoring the mall
earl" slogan of the poitofflce deijart
inent or have expTlenced a strong
Subsidence f the Christmas ppint of
giving is a question over which the
department todky expressed conilder
abl cohcorn. There has been praCti
callj no Increase ;n the volume of
mails due ! Christmas mailing up to
the preSent time, said an announce
ment by the department, whereas, by
1 1. 1 mber LS last year, the mails baa
increased 50 per cent above normal.
The public was warned that "eoil
gestlon coulU not ie avoided," If the
negligible increase !n the volume of
mail meant that Christmas mailing
was being put off Until tn last few
Telegraph reports showing the vpl
unie ot mail i" m handled at the va
rious distributing points were quoted
"New Vork 1 No apparent in-
. i ease." Boston. "alaibi aim light";
Cleveland "Conditions normal"; At
lanta "Noticeable decrease In volume
from san. period lut yen-; imaha
I "Increase In parcel post from 20 to 30
per cent; ' Seattle - Only slight In
. aee Points reporting "No eonge.
tiQll" Included Ban Franc.t-co and St.
OFFICER SAYS HE KILLED
WOMAN IN SELF-DEFENSE
i SEATTiE, Wash Dec. 16 Urn.
M II. 1 EE i.tn.
ed Wednesday iy Deputy sheriff Asa
I who had gone to her house lo
st-ree a police court warrant. lx:o told
1 officers Mrs. Howard was resisting ar
rest and pointed a revoo'.r at him.
(Milling the trigger. The weapon
missed fire, Lee Is said to have de
clared and before she could make an
other attempt he fired at her. She
died a few moments later.
WOMEN VOTERS TO GIVE
THEIR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT
BOSTON, lcc li in order that
; ths bt of all voters ma bo suf
ficiently descriptive women In this
clt will be compelled to register
I again If they wuih to vote next year.
I A statement Itwued bv the election de
partment today said that the new lint
would include the height and weight
of all registrants.
JEWS DRAGGED FROM BED; :
PUT IN HUNGARIAN CAMP
VIENNA Dec. 10. (Jewish Tole-
Kraph Agency.) The Hungarian au
thorities art? taking steps to Intern
all alien Jews, says a dldspatCh from
; Budapest today. During the lua few :
; nights, the dispatch adds S00 Jcvvl-.h
i families Were dragged from thell beds
I and remOVI d to an Internflient camp.
FATHER, BURNED TRYING
TO SAVE FAMILY, DIES
WINNER, EL D., Dec io. Johu
Ischuruan died at n hospital here- yes
terday from burns received In an at
I tempt to save ht wife from their bias
I Ing home In which Bhc and her four
I children mat death
(AUT0 DEATHS INCREASE;
MURDER, SUICIDE LESSEN
CHICAGO. Dec. 16. -Murder and
suicides were fewer ln Chicago this
year than in 1919, but automobiles
killed SI persons more ihan ln 1919
and wore the cause of more deaths
than anything else, according io the
report of Coroner Peter lioliman
TO FIX AMOUNT
Germans Hope Allies Will Not
"Put Knife to Their
I BRUSSELS, lee 1C. iUv the Ar
. sociatod Press) Economic exports of
five 4f the principal jli:Vi powers and
I Germany met at the conference table
ihere today lh tlio first ot n series o!
meetings which WlH go far toward d -termlning
what Germany must pay for
' war reparation-. Oelegates from the
allied nations appeared hopeful that
the Session; which will last probaMy n
'week or ten days wotild be frtiltful of
on Bl FEXSIV1
Tlie German representatives who ar
rived here last night, gave all impres
sion of belnir on tlu defensive. The
I German delpgatlttn Is composed of 2
.delegates, headed by Stgmund Berg
mann. Rudolph Havensteln, presldsn'
.f the relehsbank. ropluced Karl F-
von liiemani One "f tb German rep
resentatives t-lerr Sllberschmidti labor
representative, will arrive later in the
met t ing.
i The first meeting was called to or
jder at 10 o'clock with former Premier
L'cUi rolx. (,f l !,ium presiding The
drrh it of th' delegates at the Palais
' dc Academies, where the sessions ur"
i being held, attracted nO tittention on
the part of the public.
I m.N r KMFE I S
The morning conference was occu
' pled with a depiction by Berr Bchroe-
der, German .Under-Secretary of fi
1 nance, of Gi rmany's dark economic
outlook, and said he hoped the allies
.would not 'put the knife to Germany's
The afternoon session was devote J
I to a statement submitted by tho Oer
1 mans on foreign exchange as It affects
Germany's ability to pay reparations.
'HARD TIMES' INSURANCE
SUBSCRIBED IN EAST
I PHILADELPHIA. Dec. Hi. "Hard
times insurance," at a cost of 1 cent
a month per worl: i lo employers Is
the (dan of the Society for Organlslnjg
l Charily, 'to meet this winter's social
problems incident unemployment."
A "Hard times insurance fund," of
$300,00f( Is needed here, according to
; C. W Hare, secretary of the flnanc
Several larsc liuslneas and Indus-'
trial firms have already ugrccd to co
operate on the basis of 1 cent a month
for each' employe It was announced.
GIRLS DECORATED FOR
GIVING UP LUXURIES
BOSTON, Dec 1G. Out of uoo girl
students at the Boston University col
lege of secretarial science, twenty-sis
were willing to give up candy, high
heels, short skirts ;md eating hetween
meals and forego late dances and the
atre parlies fa r the sake of wearing k
chevron on the sleeve of their gym
suits. The awards under the chevron
system recently adopted by the college
were made ioda t o the bravs twenty-six,
CRAWFORD HILL. DENVER
CAPITALIST, NEAR DEATH
DENVER, Colo., Dec. 1G Crawford
Hill, Denver capitalist and rlub man
and witlol;. known in financial circles
throughout the country. Is danger
I ously ill at his home here today fol
lowing a stroke of paralysis lato yes
terday Mr. Hill is r.x years old.
NEGRO POPULATION OF
CHICAGO HAS DOUBLED
WASHINGTON, Dec 16 The nc
I gro population of Chicago Increased
j 65.431 in tho laet decade and now Is
10!,o94, the census bureau announced
' today. The percentage of Increase
was H8.fi. The totul while popula
tion is :'.5S9.10I. an Increase of -150,-
074, or 81 per cent, and all others
RECORDED; BUT !
Worst Shock in Two Years,!
ALSO IS QUIVERING
Location of Tremor Mystery;,
No Reports deceived of
i WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. An unus
I ually severe earth shock, estimated to
!be 2.800 miles In a east-westerly di
rection from Washington, was record-
,1 early today on the seismograph,
i at Georgetown university
The recording of the shock began
at. 7:25 a. in., the maximum intensity j
was reached at 8.07 a- m.. and it still
Iwas In progress at 9:50 a. m. The
'disturbance was described by the Rev.
' lather Francis "A. Tondorf, director of
1 the Georgetown selsmograpblcBl ob
laervatory, a-s the worst recorded here
i in two years.
PAR FROM '' Jj.
The dist an f 2,800 miles from
' Washington, estimated by Father Ton
dorf. would indicate the location ot toe
'disturbance to the Cultcd Slates mar
the Pacific cousl. If in the west, or 1n
the vicinity ot tho Azores if to the
! Father Tondorf said the estimate Of
distance was difficult to calculate
from ihp early portion of the ret ord
l of the shock.
R ORDED IN HH GO
' CHICAGO, Dec. 16. An eahtrquake
the severest recorded here in n.o
veais. Is being regisirred uti ll..- s- J
IfTO'graph at Chicago university this
morning. The cen.er of the amturb
anc! was estimated at 3.0 80 miles from
t The first shock was recorded at CCJ1
a. hi., central time, ami the maximum
Intensity was reached at 6.5 1. Al '
(o'clock, the seismograph was record
' ing waves of decreasing intensity.
as the observatory at Washington
reported the sarno ipjakc was ,K0U
miles from there In an cast or west di
rection, the quake apparent! hi cen
tered in the Allan. le ocean, being far
ther from Chicago than front the cap
ital. m SIGN I S I
U S ANGELES, Lec. 1 G. A read
ing of the seismograph at the Echo
Mountain observatory, near Pasadena,
today failed to disclose any sign of a
qu.i1.- sho l I ' eoroed by Instruments
ln eastern cities. The Echo .Moun
tain seismograph has the widest range
of any in this section.
PI I.I IN S3 VITI E
SEATTLE. Wash. Dec. 16. An
'earthquake shock so severe that It
temporarily put out of commission
tWO instruments, was recorded on
seismographs at the University of
Washington here today The disturb
ance cstim ited to have centered about
2600 miles In an east-westerly direc
tion from Seattle, began at 4:24 a. m
and reached Us maximum at 10:48
when two recording needles were dis
GREEK KING AND FAMILY
LEAVE VENICE FOR HOME
VENICE. Dec 1C. (By the Associ
ated Press) Former King Constan-
tine, ijueen Sophie and their children
sailed from Venice this morning on
board the Greet,- cruiser Averoff for,
Th.: Averoff weighed anchor at
S:40 o'clock and proceeded Immediate
ly on her voyage to Greece with the
returning royal party.
A destroyer preceded tho cruiser out
of the harbor.
The former king and family for the
first time since June 24. 1 y 1 7 slept un
der the royal banner flying from the
cruiser Averoff Regal honors were
paid Coustantliie from th" moment lv;
set foot on deck yesterday. Rear Ad-(
mint Phillip Andrews commander of
the American naval units In the Adri
atic were among those who called up
WASHINGTON, Dec 16. If Roar
Admiral Phillip Andrews, commanding
the American naval forces In the Ad
rlatlt called On former King Constan
tine of Greece at Venice yesterday as
reported In press dispatches, naval oi
ficlals Bald today it would bo unusual.
Those officers as well as those of the
state department suggested that the
call very probuhly vv.is upon the com
mander Of the battleship Awroff.
DRAFT EVADERS ESCAPE
PUNISHMENT. VETS SAY
I WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Charges
that the war department is taking no
action looking to the prosecution of
draft evaders and deserters were tiled j
.with the house Judiciary committee to
Idsy by representatives of service men's
!rganl7Jitlyns. 'lhe committee Is con-1
sldering legislation to extend the lime
of limitation from i to 6 years for
prosecution of violators of the selective
I service act.
SOVIET LANDS CHINESE
! TROOPS ALONG BLACK SEA
ANGORA. Asia Minor, Dec. 14.
The landing of Russian soviet troops
a I Treblsoni on Hie Black sea coast
has begun, according to reports here.
The first contingent. It said, com
prised 4 00 Chinese and Letts.
U. S. DECLINES
Hugh C. Wallace Refuses to!
Shake Hands With Ger
INCIDENT TAKES PLACE
AT PARIS RECEPTION :
United States Still at War
With Teuton Nation, Is
PARIS. Dec. 16 Hugh C Wallace,
the American ambassador. last night j
refused to meet Wilhelm Mayer von i
Raufbeuren, the Geraaan-ambssswdor
because the United States is still tech
nically in a state of war with Ger
many, -i . ,
The incident occurred at an official
dinner to the diplomatic CSSPS given
by Raoul Peret. president of the cham
ber of deputies, and his wife. Ambas
sador Wallace dean of the diplomat
ic corps. In the absence of the Italian
ambassador, and Mrs. Wallace, were
the quests of honor.
t T FORGET IT.
Pierre de Fouquleres. of the fore-1
Ign office, know n as tho "irtToduccr
of ambassadors," approached Ambas
sador Wallace In the reception room
! before the dinner and said"
The German ambassador desires
! to be presented to you."
I "Can't vou forget if" Inquired Mr.
Wallacei who knows M. Fouquleres,
very well. j
; "He is standing just behind me, re
i piled M. Fouquleres. "He is very per
jaiStcnb 1 did not wish to embarrass1
REFCS1 - T i M EBl II I M
"Tell him " said Mr Wallace, "that
I I refuse lo meet him."
'lhe Herman ambassador was stand
ing so near that he heard Mr. Wal
luce's reply and M. Fouqulres repcat
I ed the response to him.
Kews of the incident spread rapidly
I among the 115 guests, who Included
i many of the most notablo men in the
publli Hfo of France.
Ambassador Wallace was surround
ed by persons congratulating him,
among whom were Phllllppe Berthe
lol. political director of tho French
foreign office, and Baron Hardlngo, the
new British ambassador to France.
The episode was much talked of In
Paris political Circles today, where It
I was commented that the American
ambassador could not yet meet socially
the ambassador of a country with
whom tho bolted States Is at war.
PUGILIST GOES ON TRIAL
FOR ATTACK ON GIRL
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 16. Ed
mund (Spud) Murphy, pugilist, went
to trial here today on a charge of
having assaulted Jessie Montgomery,
17 years old, in a sha k which was the
headquarters of a Kane early Thanks
! giving morning. Four other members
j of the gang are awaiting trial and
I three alleged members were lynched
at Santa Rosa last week after threo
peace officers had been murdered.
Mu phy failed in his efforts to ob
tain a change of venue A larjce de
tachment of police were placed on
guard in the halls and In the room
w'here Murphy went to trial Admis
sion to the court room wajj by card
COURT AFFIRMS SENTENCE
GIVEN INDIAN REBELS
CHICAGO. Dec 1G. Tho United'
States court of appeals today affirmi d
tho three-year sentences of Herambs
Lai Gupl George 1'aiil Roehm. Alfred
Wehde and Gustave H Jacobson, con
I victed of fomenting a revolution In In
idla and organizing a military expedi
tion against England. The mi n were
tried before Judge Kenesaw H. Land is.
The four, together with Baron von
1 ReiswltK, former German consul In
Chicago .were Indicted June J. 1917.
The baron had returned to Germany
prior to that date, and escaped trial.
Judge Land's passed sentences of
three years on one charge and two on
the other, the sentences to run concurrently.
NEW YORK. Dec 16.- An injunc
tion sought bv the Associated Fur
Manufacturers to restrain striking
members of lhe lut rnational Fur
Workers' anion from picketing their
establishments, was denied by Su
preme Court Justice Henry C, Hoteh
kiss. The strikers claim thev are vic
tims ofB "lockout," while the employ
ers charge I heir men demand life ten
ure in iheir jobs and no wage reduc
tions, despite economic conditions
MEDIC GETS PROMOTION.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 16 Dr.
Edwards A. Park, associate professor
ol pediatrics al John.'- Hopkins untver
iity, will became professor of pedia
trics in the Yale medical school. Dr.
Tatk was graduated from" Yale In
1900 He was a nurjor In the Ameri
can Red CrosB during the war and
ll rved as medical adviser to lhe Bel
I gtau commission in France.
LOOK FOR ROBBERS
ABILENE, Tex.. Dec. 16 Officers
todav were searching for robbers who
roreed the safe of the Firsl state bank
at Hawley yesterday and escaped with
(1200 cash and t000 In Liberty bonds
THIS REPORTER !
CHICAGO. Dec. 16.
:A reporter with $50 pro
vided by his newspaper tO i
be given to the first man
who offered his seat to the1 :
reporter's companion, an 1
elderly woman carrying a
large market basket, rod
Chicago elevated and sur
face cars for four hours yes
terday before getting rid ol
the money. Late in the aft
einoon William H. Riley,
an insurance salesman. :
qualified for the prize.
WEDS HEIR OF
LONDON. Dec. 1G. Viscount
Stuart, son and heir of the sixth
Earl Of (jostles teWait, and Miss
Eleanor May Guggenheim, daugh
ter of Solomon R. Guggenheim, of
New York City, wero married
here today. The ceremony was
performed by Canon David of
Coventry, assisted by the Rev. 2,.
S Stewart, rector of Stewnrtson,
County Tyrone. Ireland, and was
witnessed by more than 100 rcla
tlves and intimate friends of the
The bridesmaids were the
Misses Edith MacGcorgc, of Glas
gow, and Junet Rowell of New
Caatle-on-Tyne. school friends of
the bride, and the best man was
The bride, who was given ln
marriage by her father, wore a.
gown of the Charles 11 period. It
had a hand Woven, pearl -whitu
satin brocade, embroidered with
SSI d pearls and diamonds and had
a rose point lace collar. a:i un
derskirt of cloth of silver and a
long court train Of the same ma
terial, it was the bridal gown of
her mother, who was Miss Roths
child The wedding was one of the
most brilliant events of the Lon
don season. The couple will spend
I their honeymoon in Spain.
ANTI-STRIKE BILL OF
P0INDEXTER IS PASSED
WITHOUT SENATE VOTE
Washington, ore. ic. Tho
'rolndcxt-r anti-strike '..11 was p:i.ee.i
today by the senate wlfhout debate or
i a record vote. The measure, which
now goey tcj the house, provides that
Interference with Interstate commerce!
shall be u felony.
CHURCH THEFT CHARGE
IS FOUND GROUNDLESS
NEW YRK, Dec. 1G. Insufficient
evidence upon which to base criminal
action, was reported today by assist
ant District Attorney Rorke. in clos
ing an Investigation into charges made'
by Campbell BicCullOCh, former first
riadei of the f irst Church of Christ,
Scientist, this city, who declared that
certain papers had been stolen from'
! his desk and were being used against
him. Forty persons, many of them
members of the church, were examined
by Mr Rorke. al McCulloeh's Instiga-,
MEN WHO WOULDN'T FIGHT
HONOR GUESTS AT DINNER
NEW YORK. Dec. 16. Twenty-:
five conscientious objectors, several of
whom served prison terms because of
I their refusal to bear arms during the
war, wero "guests of honor," last
' night at a dinner given by the Amerl-
can Civir Liberties bureau, speakers
j who included Scott Nearing. former
professor at the University of Penn
syivanhv and the Rev. John Hsynea
j Holmes, pastor of the Community
church, lauded (he objectors ns the
'bravest of the brave."
SPANISH ARMY TOO BIG
MAHRID Dec. 16. El Heraldu to
(day demands a reduction In thej
strength of the Spanish army, in or
der to bring about needed economies
in the national budget. The newspa
per declares that workers are more
necessary to Spain than soldiers.
THE HAGUE), Dec. 16. Jonkheer
Van Karnebeck, tlio foreign mini ter,
explained to parliament Wednesday
that Holland had "temporarily brokt n
off diplomatic relations with JugO-Sla-vla,"
because of long continued insults
lo the Dutch government
CA RIVET RESIGNS,
BELGRADE, Dec. 16. The cabinet
headed by Di. Miienko R. Vesnltct
I has resigned.
PAIR ACCUSED II
OF PROMPTING J
Letter Indicates Steel Cor-
poration and Erectors' As-
sociation Work Together !
-BUILDING TRUST" STILL f
Evidence Purporting to Show 1
Wage Agreement Introduced
at Hearing 1
NEW YORK. Dec, 16- W. W. Cor- WMM
let. general solicitor of the American MMm
Rriuge company, and A. L- Davis, also MWM
an official of the fnlted States Steel MM
corporation subsidiary, were ejected ! tjW
from the committee room at today's IWw
s'-s-lon of the legislative committee I
presiding. Interrupted the proceedings mm
to declare they were prompting wit- Mm
LETTER Is Mii I
Previously a letter purporting to
show that the I'nkted States Steel cor- V (
poration and National Erectors asso- -M
ciatlon worked hand In hand, today !
was placed in evidence before the
Joint legislative committee investjgat- it
lug the "building trust." I
The letter produced Samuel Unter- M
meyer, committee counsel, was from
John W. Pouchet, former manager of
I the association at Pittsburg, to the or- j M
ganisatlon's secretary reporting . M
; meeting of the executive committee hi wmW
1 Pittsburg ln December 1916. KMMm
INPAB N WAGES i
At this meeting the executive com- ,
mittee. the letter said, appointed a
'committee to see the officers of lhe
I'nlted States Steel corporation to ar- WmM
range for notification of the assocla- WMm
! tlon before making any changes In
I the rate of wages on erection work :WM
Walter Drew, the association's counsel. MwMt
iwas to see Elbert H. Gary, head of the
I corporation. In the matter. I
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THREE BOYS SENTENCED ,
TO CHEERLESS CHRISTMAS
WEST ORANGE, N. J.. Dec. 16. I
year is to be a joyless WMM
festival for throe West Orange bi M
of 10 to 1." years, who Wednesda: m
I were .sentenced by City Recorder J. B. F
I lender, to receive no holiday presents, mm
to take no part ln any Christmas fes- MbbI
tlvities and to go to bed at 6:30 even mM
ening fer a month, Including Christ- mm
Tho youngsters, who appeared In 1 mm
court, accompanied by their parents, ' Mmm
were convicted Of breaking into W
school and stealing pencils and mono 1 "
from the teacher's desk and on anoth- ,
cr occasion tlnki ring with itr- aut9-
mobile of the Rev. Alfred Roy Ek"
i man, so that tho minister could not H
start It when he was ready to go homo B
after a church service. H
PITTSBURG SCHOOLS GET
COAL AT LOW FIGURE
PITTSBURG, I'a. Dec. 16. Pitts- JB
burg public school buildings which a mm
few weeks ago were closed because ot I
their Inability to obtain a bituminous
coal supply at $8 a ton, were toda
storing quantities of the coal at the
nominal rate of $5.50 a ton.
The bottom fell out of the market
when a wholesaler notified the sup- MB
erlntendent of supplies 1hat he had WM
1600 tons which he had to get rid of Bfl
because the railroad company was de
mandlng demurrage. The superintend
ent named his own price.
MEXICAN RAIL STRIKE
AVERTED BY AGREEMENT
Mexico city. Dec. ic A general ; I
strike of railway telegraphers and st i
tlon agents which was called yester- (
day has been averted Several dc-
mands made bv the men have been B
granted and others will be submitted JH
tq arbitration, these demands Inciud- ll
ing recognition ot the union, Wage In- il
creases, shorter hours and indemnities II
for person il Injury. J
WtH l.l) u i.ow flMBER CUTTING
WASlll.Ni ;T iN. Dec. 15. Senator MM
W, H. King of Utah Introduced a bill !
today to permit citizens Ol Washing- jEHj
ton county. Utah, to cut timber on foi -i.-t.
reserves in northern Arizona for
domestic consumption. The general
law prohibits itisens of one state cut
ling free timber 111 another.
k Mil. I N 1MEP
WASHINGTON, Deo. 1". Senator VMM
Kendrlck has appointed Archer Ul
I'reund of Laramie as cadet at the tarm
W est Point military academy, and bi Bl
named Michael M. McNamee of Chey-
line as alternate. Mm