OCR Interpretation

Norwich bulletin. [volume] (Norwich, Conn.) 1895-2011, May 23, 1919, Image 1

Image and text provided by Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82014086/1919-05-23/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

Large Numbers of American Trucks Have Been Moved Into
the Area East of the Rhine, Ready for Any Emergency!
V Opposition Continues in Germany to Signing the
v Treaty Allies and the United States Have Requested
i- of Italy the Reason for Landing Troops in Asiatic Tur1
key Without Notice to the Allies.
(Bv The Associated Press.)
vinile time is virtually ueing marked
hy the peace congress at Versailles
wiui r'garu xo i,ermany. wun me ai
.lied and associated powers awaiting
the coming of next Thursday, when
t he Germans are to make known their
answer lo the allied demands, the
council of four daily is at work decid
ing questions which have irsen through
The prcs-matioii of notes by the Ger
man plenipotentiaries.
Protests afrainst the. Sarre valley
award ami the question of reparations
jhy Germany were discussed hy the
council Thursday, and a reply was re
turned to Versailles hy the allies to
the note dealing with the repatriation
of German war prisoners. The indica
tions are that German prisoners guilty
of crimes will he held for trial and
J'rior to the receipt of Ihe German
r'-ply. it is expected that the Austrian
will bo handed the peace treaty they
are expected to sign. The belief in
l'iii- is that this will occur early next
week. Meanwhile, the, Turkish and
Bulgarian peace delegates have arrived
in Switzerland, where. they are await-
in.; summons to France by the peace
cii',-; ess. I
ecu noil of four owing to the Italians
having recently landed troops in Asi
atic Turkey without notice to the al
lies. The United States, Great Britain
and France requested of Italy the rea
son for this move.
During a session of the council
which was attended by the Greek pre
mier. M. Venizelos, Signor Orlando, the
Italian prime minister, entered and
was asked by President Wilson if his
reply was ready. Orlando demanded
the withdrawal of Venizelos before he
replied, notwithstanding the insistence
of President Wilson that the Greek
diplomat remain. Venizelos finally
withdrew and the council later ex
pressed its regret to him.
Opposition continues in Germany to
(Continued on Page Eight, Col. One)
New York. May 22. Sergeant Alvin
'. York of the ."2Sth Infantry, who at
ih" head of a detachment of seven
men, killer! twenty Germans, took 132
prisoners, im hiding a major and three
lieutenants and put To machine guns
mi . of business, arrived here today on
the transport Ohioau wearing the
congressional medal of honor and thi
3'rench Croix de Guerre. Sergeant
York's home is in Fall Mall. Tenn.,
and he was greeted on his arrival by
a committee from the Tennessee. So
ciety of New York, who propose to
i-how him what the folks back home
think of him during his four days'
special furlough.
Sergeant York won his honors in
the Argonne drive last October. He
was then a corporal and was sent out
iwth a detachment of sixteen men un
der Sergeant Karly to silence Ger
man machine gunners who were en
deavoring to protect the advance of
a German battalion. Sergeant Early
and seven of his men were almost im
mediately killed and Corporal York
took command. He rushed machine
gun after machine gun and when he
returned with his prisoners the pro
posed German attack had ceased to
be even a proposition.
New "York, May 22. John Arm
strong Chaloner, Merry Mills, Va.,
millionaire, today accepted a reduc
tion to $17,500 of the $30.0u0 judgment
awarded him by a federal jury yes
terday in his $100,000 suit for libel
against the New York livening Post.
Mr. Chaloner agreed to the reduction
when Federal Judge A. N. Hand gave
him the alternative of accepting or
having the verdict set. aside and a
new trial ordered on the newspaper's
motion. The Evening Post's counsel
had not yet approved the compromise
Mr. Chaloner explained that he re
garded the jury's decision as to his
sanity of more moment than the mon
ey involved. I le has been seeking to
upset a New York supreme court in
sanity Judgment against him since he
escaped from the Bloomingdale asy
lum 22 years ago. lie has been de
clared sane by the courts of Virginia.
Washington, May 22. Plans for the
1920 presidential campaign were dis
cussed hy republican men and women
from all states at sessions today open
ing a two day conference with Will H.
Hays, national committee chairman.
Discussion centered on how the wo
men may help win the election, with
the central thought being that separate
woman's organizations are not to be
a part, except temporarily, of the re
publican programme.
Preceding a banquet tonight at
which Mr. Hays, Senator Cummins of
Iowa, president pro tcm of the senate.
and Speaker Gillctt of the house, were
speakers, the women gathered with
state chairmen to listen to political
advice given by Republican Leader
Lodge of the senate, and Mr. Hays.
"I will not discuss the league of na
tions,' said Mr. Lodge, "although it
has been on my mind a little. The
league of nations is not a party ques
tion. It is an American question and
if there is anything that the repub
lican party can do it is to dispose of
American questions."
Both Senator Lodge and Mr. Says
congratulated the women on their en
trance into politics, the latter also
telling the conference that the women
must forget to work as a woman's or
ganization, but as part of the repub
lican organization. .
senator Cummins, greeting the wo
men as "fellow republicans" at the
banquet tonight, criticised President
Wilson for alleged seizure of !egisla
tive function of congress.
Speaker Gillett snoke of the legis
lative work before the sixty-sixth con
gress and added that "with or with
out the co-operation of the adminis
tration we shall hope to establish the
government once more on a basis of
efficiency and economy and relieve
business of the heavy hand of gov
ernment." "What, we need in this country," said
Mr. Hays at the banquet, "is not less
politics but more attention to poli
tics. I am convinced that the com
plete participation by the women in
political affairs will help immeasura
bly in this direction."
House Has Passed
the Deficiency Bill
Provides $45,044,500 for War
Risk Allowances to Sol
diers' and Sailors' Families
and Civil War Pension
ers. V.
wasnington, .May 12. Passage by
the house late today of a deficiency bill
providing urgent appropriations of
$4o.044,o00 for war risk allowances to
soldiers' and sailors' families and Civil
war pensioners made another speed
record for the new house, which yes
terday adopted the woman suffrage
resolution. The first sharp partisan
clashes of the session between rnuh.
Iicans and democrats occurred today
during discussion of the deficiency Bill.
ine measure, nastily reported by the
appropriations committee, authorizes
appropriations of $39,615,000 for allow
ances due May 1 and June 1 to about
700.000 families of soldiers, sailors and
marines. $3,000,000 for delayed Civil
war pensions and $2,429,000 for admin
istration of the war risk insurance bu
reau. It was passed without a dis
senting vote after considerable, parti
san discussion, republicans and demo
crats making counter-charges of re
sponsibility for delay in payment of
the family allowances.
Republican Leader Mondell, Demo
cratic Leader Clark and others partici
pated in the partisan manoeuvering,
which followed a statement by Repre
sentative Mann of Illinois, former republican-
leader, that President Wil
son's absence abroad might prevent the
bill's appropriations from becoming
available until the middle of June:
Representative Byrns of .Tennessee,
ranking democrat of the appropriations
committee, charged that republican
senators through their filibuster of last
March were' responsible for holding up
the war risk allowances. The Tennes
see representative declared the renub-
Jicans no wshould "remedy tne wrong"
and urged that the bill be passed at
once instead of benig put over until
tomorrow as proposed by Representa
tive Good of Iowa, chairman of the ap
propriations committee.
After the bill had been reported. Re
publican Leader Mondell moved to ad
journ until tomorrow, but on a rising
vote' of ii to 73 the democrats, who
happened at the time to have a ma
jority in the chamber, defeated the
move. Democratic Leader Clark then
asked itnm-iimniisj ertnent fnr immedi
ate consideration of the measure and ! budget
Condensed Telegrams
The Philippine Mint will begin op
erations next December.
A Victorian loan of 3,000,000 at
5 per cent.' was underwirtten at
par in London.
During the month of October Allied
army in France used 34,100,000 gal
lons of gasolene.
Atlantic City's offer to become the
seat of the League of Nations was re
ceived too late. '
Premier Lloyd has tendered the res
ignation of the entire Ministry of
Newfoundland to the Governor.
Exemption from compulsory mili
tary service in the Australian army
has been granted to returned soldiers.
Secretary Daniels announced Con
gress will be asked to provide naval
establishment of 250,000 officers and
Bar silver was quoted at 51 pence
in London for immediate and forward
delivery compared with 52 the pre
vious close.
Republican members of the House
Ways and Means Committee prac
tically decided upon repeal of the lux
ury tax.
Admiral Jellicoe of the British Navy,
on a mission to reorganize the Aus
tralian Navy, arrived at Albany, Australia.
3ureau of Internal Revenue an
nounced extension of time for the
payment of income and other govern
ment taxes.
Total number of trains run in New
York state in April 53,941. Of this
number 9.1C per cent were on time at
Surplus property division of the
War Department reported stock
available for sale on May 9 amount
ed to $120,000,000.
The former Crown Prince of Ger
many will be liable to trial, accord
ing to Bonar Law, under the terms
of the peace treaty.
Organisation of a $15,000,000 chem
ical export corporation under the
Webb-Pomerene law is planned by
the foreign trade committee of the
Chemical Alliance Inc.
Lindley M. Garrison, receiver of the
B. R. T., declared he would hold in
service every woman employe that
the Lock wood law would permit.
Construction of immense artillery
storage depots at Savannah. 111., Port
Clinton. O., and Aberdeen. Md.. were
authorized by the War Department.
Secretary Redfield, principal speak
er at the closing of the National As
sociation of Manufacturers, at New
York, urged the country to prevent
Tabulations in Albany, N. Y., show
Governor Smith signed appropriation
bills totalling $95,538,303,18, or $14.
$14,000,000 more than last year's total
Allied Succs on the
North Russian Front
Force Bolsheviki Forces to
Retreat Southward Cap
ture Several Towns and
Many Prisoners Inflicted
Heavy Casualties.
London, May 22. The allied troops
on the north Russian front have car
ried out a successful turning move
ment against the main Bolshevik po
sition, forcing the enemy to retreat
southward, according to a north Rus
sion offiicial communication received
here this evening. Several towns were
captured and many prisoners taken
and the enemy also suffered heavy cas
The communication says the turning
movement was carried out .May 20
north of Medvyejygora, six miles
south of Lumbushki on the railway,
that the enemy was expelled from his
position and is in full retreat.
The towns of Lumbushki, Ostreche
and Koldari were taken.
Recommends to House Postoff ice Committee Co-Ordinate2
Operation of the Various Systems, With Rates to be
Fixed by the Interstate Commerce Commission
Would Create a Tribunal to Hear All Controversies Be
tween Employers and Employes Changes in Wage
Schedules Not to Become Effective Until Submitted to
the I. C. C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. May 22. A
score ot persons were killed and a
hundred injured by an explosion at
the Douglas Starch Works tonight. Of
the 130 men and boys who had just
gone to work in the night shift, few
escaped injury or death. The entire
plant was burned by resultant- fire
which was confined to the Douglas
piant. jne loss is 53.000,000
The tiumber of dead could not be
estimated for some time by firemen.
who began to extricate dead and
v.ounded from the debris hastily to
avow incineration.
The cause of the accident could not
l e determined, but is thought to have
been due to either a defective boiler
or spontaneous combusion.
Within half an hour after the de
tonation twenty-five bodies were re
ported removed.
St. John's N. F.. May 22. The en
try of another contestant for the Lon
don Daily Mail's $:0.(W)00 prize for the
lirst trans-Atlantic air flight, was an
nounr-rd today by Lieutenant Leth
Jensen. French pilot avialoi here to
eleell an airdrome site for a plane to
be shipped from France.
Lieutenant .lensen. having decided
upon Mount Pearl plateau for his flight
start, will leave tomorrow for France
to supervise the completion of his ma
chine. Ii will take about two months
for him to be ready, it was learned. His
course wiil be direet to the British
Isles and then to France.
Mr. Mondell assented. The measure
was passed in less than an hour with
out a roll call.
In explaining the objects of the bill.
Representative Good stated, in reply to
questions, that so far as he knew the
resignation of former Director Linds
ley cf the war risk insurance bureau
was not responsible for the deficiency
in the bureau's funds. Representative
Moore of Pennsylvania, republican.
suggested that the appropriations com
mittee, in its work, investigate affairs
involved in retirement of Colonel
Lindsley. .
Senator Sherman, Illinois, announc
ed he would introduce a resolution
providing for the separation of the
peace treaty from the League of Na
tions covenant.
Governor Runyon and Senator Edge
were among the officials who welcom
ed the 112th Field Artillery of the
29th Division, which arrived at New
port News, Va.
Senator Edge introduced a bill to
grant the consent of Congress for
New York and New Jerse'y to enter
into an amendment to construct a
vehicular tunnel under the Hudson
River. '-" ' -
LAl.e)S3ndr,.S, Lynch, secretary of thel -l-t
cmnecttcut democratic state central 1"
committee, has been appointed a mem
ber of the bavin Rock park commission
Hartford, May 22. With the sign
ing of the bill relating to the care of
state paupers, by Gov, Holcomb, late
Wednesday afternoon, the " admims
tration of the state pauper law Is
transferred from the comptroller to
the state treasurer. The bill author
izes the latter to appoint an official
to take care of the work of adminis
tration under the supervision of the
treasurer. The salary of the position
is $2,000 a year.
The treasurer will also have charge
of the administration of the widows'
pension bill and the law gives him the
power to appoint a subordinate to at
tend to the details of the work at a
salary of $3,000 a year. There was at
one time an understanding that this
law would be administered by the
comptroller but it was afterwards de
cided to add the administration of the
law to the duties of the treasurer. In
connection with this change there has
been a rumor to the effect that before
the law was passed Comptroller Web
ster had made a promise to appoint
Dr. William L. Higgins of Coventry,'
who was the house chairman of the
committee on public health and safe
ty at the session of 1919, to take
charge of the administration of the
work and that the change in the bill
took place afterwards. This forenoon
Comptroller Webster contracted the
"Dr. Higgins never asked me for
the position. The only application
which I received was from "Bob" Ea
ton." he said. "I told Col. Eaton that
I could not think of promising the po
sition to any one until the bill had
become a law. Col. Eaton also told
me that .1. Henry Roraback was in fa
vor of his appointment and desired it
very much."
Washington, May 22. Recommenda
tions of the wire control board that
legislation returning the telephone and
telegraps systems of the country to
private ownership provide co-ordinated
operation of the various systems
and fixing of rates by the Interstate
Commerce Commission were forwarded
today by Postmaster General Burleson
to the house postoffice committee.
The wire board's recommendations
also include creation of a tribunal to
hear all controversies between employ
ers and employes, and that changes in
wage schedules shall not become ef
fective until submitted to the 1. C. C,
so that corresponding changes may be
made in rates.
Mere return of the wires to their
owners will not solve vexatious prob
lems confronting the companies, Mr.
Burleson said in his letter to Eepre
sentative Moon of Tennessee, ranking
democratic member of the committee,
transmitting the recommendations.
Extraordinary costs of operation and
maintenance "fastened upon them as a
result of war," the postmaster general
said, "will continue for sometime after
control passes from the government."
"The member of the board are unan
imously of the opinion that in order to
provide the most efficient wire service
Atlantic City. X. J.. May 22. Charles
H. Payne, an insurance expert, told ! to fill the vacancy caused by the resig-
me delegates to ine fan -American i nation of Melbert B. Cary of Ridge
Aeronautic convention here today that field.
from 1908 to 1913. both in military and Governor Holcomb has approved the
civil aeronautics. 60 per cent, of thejbond of $10,000 given the state bv
New York, May 22. Commander
Evangeline Booth of the Salvation
Army announced tonight that all the
funds obtained in the organization's
'home service" drive wiil be used to
expand Salvation Army facilities and
strengthen its personnel for a practical
effort to "nail the great unrest" which
is sweeping the country in the wake of
the war.
Salvaging of saloons to be run on
the "boozeless plan" as clubs for work
ingmen is but an incident of the gen
eral plan, it was explained. The idea
contemplates giving quick, substantial
aid to families found to be suffering
because of evictions, hunger and idleness.
casualties were due to the collapse of
the plane as the result of faulty con
struction, while from 1913 to date only
2 per cent, of the casualties were
caused by such collapse.
Of present day accidents, according
to Mr. Pa3'ne, approximately 40 per
cent, are due to tail spins entered into
close to the ground or by inexperienced
pilots who are unable to extricate
Sheriff Simeon Pease of Fairfield coun
ty for the faithful discharge of his du
ties as sheriff.
Judge L. P. Waldon Marvin of Hart
ford and Joseph W. Alsop ot Avon
were anointed by Governor Holcomb
on the commission to provide a water
supply for the Mansfield state trainin
school and hospital.
Two New York stock exchange seats
Washington, -May 22. The supreme
court was asked in memorandum filed
the various systems should be co-or
dinated as to operation," the letter
continued. "This does not require mo
nopoly of ownership, but is necessary
so there can be a consistent and har
monious regulatory policy. Through
this means only can the attempts at
wasteful competition and the economic
loss occasioned by duplications of
plant and force be avoided. It is be
lieved that this is desirable and can
be reached by amending the law so as
to provide, subject to the approval ol
the Interstate Commerce Commission,
that any telegraph and telephone com
pany doing an interstate business may
purchase the property of any other tel.
egraph or telephone company or con
solidate with any other company, or
pool traffic, under provisions which
will protect the public."
Dealing with management problems,
Mr. Burleson said that the board was
convinced that "a tribunal should be
provided upon which the public, the
employes, the managerial force, and
capital shall be fairly represented, and
before which all parties may be heard."
Changes in wage scales, it also was
suggested, should be reviewed hy the
Interstate Commerce Commission" in
order that rate alterations may be
made simultaneously with the effectivo
date of the new wage.
Thomp3onvillc, Conn., May 22. A
party of six made up of three stu
dents at Smith's college, and three
young men, were more or less hurt,
today, when their automobile collided
with a truck laden with four tons of
iron here. Miss Frances McCloud of
Milwaukee, who has a broken rib, se
vere abrasions and possible cranial in
jury, and Myron Clark of Concord,
Mass., with a compound fracture ot
the right wrist and other hurts, were
taken lo Mercy hospital, Springfield.
The others were Miss Jane Griffith of
New York, her brother, M. C. Griffin.
Miss Eleanor Ballou of Concord,
Mass., and Walter B. Nash, of Wil
liamsburg. Mass.. who was driving.
The party were bound for New Haven
to meet -Miss AlcCloud's fiance who
was to return with them for a college
d.ance at Northampton' tonight.
The mishap occurred on a curve and
fhesiippery roadway maIe the ma
chine skid and strike the truck which
I utmu ulsn An the eiifu pnino" in the rm-
today Dy tne commercial auu u.e-1 posite direction. Mr. Nash s car was
Copimercial Pacific cable companies to: wreckeU A liule later a service car
decide upon their'" merits the suits j gent from Springfield to assist the
brought by the companies to enjoin the truck was overturned 200 feet from
themselves, 25 per cent, through lack! were sold at $85,000 each, the highest
of judgment in landing, 10 per cent, to
forced landing caused by motor trou
ble, 2 per cent, by fire, 2 per cent, by
collapse of the planes, and 21 per cent,
by lack of judgment in various man
oeuvers by pilots still in training.
"The airplanes that will immediately
available for commercial, sporting and
everyday purposes," said Morris M.
Titterington, "will not be the machine
that most nearly follows the lines of a
bird in construction, but rather the
plane that is equipped with automatic
devices that constantly check up the
stability, meeting bumps, air pockets
and other atmospheric disturbances as
they start and adapting the machines
to them before they have actually been
felt by the pilot."
price paid since 1910. when a seat
brought $94,000.
Steven C. Mason of Pittsburgh was
yesterday again chosen president of
the National Association of Manufac
turers in convention at New Y'ork. The
other officers also were re-elected.
Berne. May 22 (By the A. P.). It is
confirmed that the allied and associat
es governments nave addressed a
question to the Swiss government as
to whether it would be willing and
ready to take measures for a severer
blockade against Germany should cir
eumstaneps rentiire it it ic
here that this step is preparatory to premier' who is under arrest charged
action should Germanv rofn;o tr. i with treason, and other men high in
Paris, May 22 (Havas). The cham
ber of deputies today by a vote of 326
to 176 postponed action o the bill be
fore it providing for amnesty. M. Nail.
minister of justice, declared during the'tipiii
debate that the government as well as
the chamber realized the necessity for
the passage of an amnesty law and
that later he would take up the meas
ure. An amnesty at the present time
would affect Joseph Caillaux, former
th etrcaty.
The publication of the Question has
made a painful impression in Switzer
land and is commented upon widely in
teh press as an infringement of the
right and independence of small countries.
Pins. May 22. (By The A. P.)
ine amen reply to the German note
regarding ine league of nations, which
was delivered loday. says in general
mat tn council considers that "the
proposals for Ihe covenant are much
more practical than those of the Ger
man government and better calculated
to secure the objects o fthe league."
Regarding the suggestion of a sep
arate mediation office, this is not con-
idered feasible, rinee surh a body
nould not h'nr Hie requisite authority
lo maintain the peace of the world.
rrovidcprc. R. I., .May 22.-Roman
Catholic churrh men and laity from
many pans ot New England" gath
ered bri" loday in observance of the
golden anniversary of the ordination
to the priesthood of the Right Rev.
Matthew llarkins. D. D.. for 32 years
bishop of the diocese of I'rovidencc.
Among the guests was the Right Rev!
Mgr. ,f. De Pecker of l.ouvain, Bel
.gtum. A consratiilatnry cablegram
iwas received from Cardinal Oasparri,
papal secretary of state in Rome.
Paris. May 22. (By The A. P.) A
categoric negative reply to the German
note on the economic effect of the
peace terms was sent by the allied
council to the German delegation to
day The reply characterized the
German note as exaggerated and says
that it indicates failure to appreciate
tne enormity of the Germans responsibility.
The Germans are reminded that "it
is right that Germany, which was re
sponsible tor the origin of these calam
ities, should make them good to the
utmost of her capaciy."
political and military life who are be
ing detained on charges.
Atlantic City, N. J.. May 22. Report
ing for a sub-committee at the annual
convention here today of the National
Electric Light association, Charles B.
Scott of Chicago said that uniform
rules had reduced accidents from 30 to
50 per cent, and had affected an even
larger decrease in fatalities. "Times
are trending to a wider recognition of
the human factor," the committee stat
ed. The association, it was announced,
pi eposes to adopt a clearly defined
pt,l-cy with respect to the future status
ot labor 'n industry and a committee
was appointed to study the problem
behalf of all electric lighting,
fuel and power corporations in the
United States.
R. 11. Ballard of Los Angeles was
made president of the association by
acclamation. Other officers elected in
clude: Vice presidents. Martin J. In
sull. Chicago, M. R. Bump, New York
F. W. Smith. New York, Walter H.
Johnson, Philadelphia; treasurer, H. C
Abell, Xew York.
Mannheim, May 22 (By the A. P.).
Alarmed bv the helief ihat Germ:inv
will not sign the peace treaty and thatl successfully launched today at 4 o'clock
Bridgeport, Conn., May 22. The
barge Albee, the sixth and last of the
wooden ships under construction by
the United States government, was
the allies will occupy Mannhemi, citi
zens became panic stricken today and
stormed the municipal savings bank.
Many persons have fled from Man
nheim. Large crowds later gathered and held
protest meetings and other demonstra
tions, which added to the general con
fusion in the town.
An official expression of regret has
been issued in Berlin that the people
of Mannheim "appear to have lost their
New Haven, Conn.. May 22. A jury
in the civil side of the superior court,
before Judge Reed, late today brought
in a verdict of $20,000 in favor of Mrs.
Mary Kearns ot Stamford in her ac
tion against Mrs. Ida J. Widman of
this city. Mrs. Kearns asked $25,000
for injuries received when she was
struck by an automobile driven by
Mrs. Widman here last July.
Atlantic City, N. J.. May 22. Tribute
was paid at the opening session of the
postmaster general from seizing their
properties under the presidential
proclamation of last Xovember. The
companies requested that the actions
be not dismissed because the cable
properties have been turned back to
private control.
"It is true," the memorandus said,
"that the cable systems and other
property have been returned to the re
spective owners. It is equally true
that the defendant Burleson may seize
these cables again tomorow. There is
just as much and just as little reason
for the seizure of the cable systems
now as there was when the seizure was
made on November 16, 1918. All the
pretexts and extraneous considerations
bv which it was sought to justify that
seizure remain unchanged.
Berlin. Wednesday. May 21. (By
The A. P.I The German reply to the
allied peace terms will be in five sec
tions dealing with political and terri
torial issul the league of nations and
financial and economic questions.
The notes already transmitted to
the allied and associated powers, the
Germans believe. Will afford a basis
for negotiations on some of these pues-
tions and also may serve as sugges
tions of a way over obstacles in the
way of negotiations on the peace
The preamble to the reply will de
clare that the terms are inacceptable
on their face in that they are a vio
lation of President Wilson's peace
programme which, Germany will claim,
primamily accords her equality as one
of the negotiating parties.
the place of the accident, but the two
men on it were not hurt.
New York, May 22. Twenty-seven
thousand troops of the American ex
peditionary force stepped ashore here
today from eight transports which
had brought them home from France.
This is the greatest number of dough
boys to debark at this port on any one
day. Virtually all states were repre
sented among the personnel of these
arrivals. Aside from the casuals, units
comprised parts of the 28th, 29th, 32d.
33d, 41st, 78th, 82nd, S3rd and 89t,i
Chief interest attached to the Le
viathan and Imperator the former
because it carried nearly one-hall of
all the troops arriving today, and the
latter for the reason that her appear
ance here wras the first since prior to
the war. The other troops carriers
docking were the cruisers Seattle and
Charleston and the steamships Yale,
Manchuria, Ohioan and Mexican.
Chicago. May 22. Modificetioh of
the Sherman anti-trust law was the
first recommendation of Harry N.
Taylor of Kansas City, in acceptinc
the presidency of the National Coal
Association today. He said the coal
industry had been "so hedged about
by restrictions and regulations" dur
ing the war that short cut' methods of
cooperation were practically impos
sible. Previously Dr. Harry A. GarfloM.
United States fuel administrator, had
urged continuance of war time gov
ernmental supervision of business in
control of basic raw materials, though
saying he knew some coal producers
wanted to keep as far awav from th
government as possible. He had said
that a new order had arrived and
that it . was no longer a question ot
the government keeping "hands off"
but how far it should keep "hands
on." - -
President Taylor gave a solemn
warning to the public to buy coal now
citing a 50.000,000 ton shortage in bi
tuminous production, and one of 1
000.000 tons anthracite up to June 1
next, a shortage of 90,000 miners and
the burden on transportation facilities
of handling this year's crops.
"How in the- world v.-e s going to
meet this public want ann msSe i
the shortage of fifty-eight mi'iion toTs
at a time in the year when we can't
get transportation and we can't iret
men to dig the full output of our
mines?" he asked. -
at the Housatonic shipbuilding yards.
Stratford, in the presence1 of several
, j, rr.i All i,. Ua'
nunureu persons. xiic aiucc ia ic
first of the si xships to be converted
into a barge. Mrs. Norman M. Collins,
wife of the purchasing agent of the
company, of Bridgeport, was the spon-scr.
Washington, May 22. Comfort for
the small salaried man is provided in
a bill introduced in congress today by
Representative Sabath, democrat, of
Illinois, for revision of the income tax
section of the war revenue act. It pro
vides that a single man's personal ex
Paris. May 22 (By the A. P.). Count
Von Brockdorl'f-Ratitzau, accompanied
by several of the German peace dele-
(gaies. nas again gone to pa. jHe will
consult with representatives of the
German government there.
annual convention of the supreme! emption be fixed at $2,000. or double
council ui ine rtuai ariajium nere lo
day to members who died -in the ser
vice and a decision was reached that
appropriate tablets be erected in their
memory. Reports showed . that 5S
members had died with the colors.
The council decided to support the
Salvation Army drive and sent out an
appeal to its members to that effect
Winnipeg, Man., May 22. Open dis
cussion o fthe general strike in AVinni-
peg by representatives of all leading
forces involved will take pluoe at !(
meeting in the city hall at 10.30 o'clock
tomorrow forenoon. It was offlciallv
announced today that it was hoped the
meeting would lead to a settlement of
' the industrial dispute.
Denver, Colo., May 22. Dr. E. T.
Tomlinson, New York, in presenting
the report of the ministers and mis
sionaries board to the Northern Bap
tist convention today, declared "day
labor wages for Baptist clergymen is
a blot on the denomination; less than
half of the nation's Baptist ministers
receive $1,500 a year."
Discussion of ministers' salaries and
plans for Americanization of aliens in
the large cities were the outstanding
features of today's session.
Figures presented by Dr. Tomlin
son showed that Arizona ranks high
est in the salaries paid its clergymen,
58 per cent, of its Baptist ministers re
ceiving $1,500 a year, or more.
St. Louis, Mo., May 22. Followin
the receipt of a telegram from the
southern Presbyterians today stating
that the southern body agrees to ne
gotiate for the organic union of all
Presbyterian churches, the 131st gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian
Church, U. S. A., tonight sent a reply
saying the denomination meeting here
is ready to begin negotiations at
New York, May 22. Rent increases
in New Y'ork since 1916 have averaged
21 per cent, according to Tenement
Houses Commissioner Mann, who told
the state joine legislative committee
investigation housing conditions here
today that he knew of no profiteering
among landlords and that the highest
advance brought to his attention was
31 per cent.
Mr. Mann opposed legislation to aid
tenants, declaring they had the ad
vantage over house owners under
present statutes and terming this
country the most liberal in the world
for the renting classes. He believed
erection of 2500 new apartments would
meet the demand here and reported
that building operations for the first
quarter of 1919 compared "very favor-
aDiy wiin inose oi pre-war iinics.
Washington, May 22. The senate
Republican, icommittee on commit
tees, it is understood, has definitely
appointed Senator Lodge of Massa
chusetts a schairman of the foreign
relations committee. While no final
action has yet been taken, the com
mittee is understood to be unanimous
ly in favor of Senators Penrose of
Pennsylvania and Warren of AYyo
ming, as chairmen of the appropria
tions and finance committees, respec
tively, despite the opposition of the
progressive republican group.
The committee also is understood to
have tendered membership on the for
eign relations committee to Snators
New of Indiana; Moses of New
Hampshire; Harding of Ohio, and
Kenyon of Iowa.
New York, May 22. The World
League of Red Cross Societies, organ
ized recently with headquarters in
Geneva, Switzerland, "is destined to
become a medium for throwing the.
light of medical science into the
dark corners of the entire world,"
Henry P. Davison, chairman of the or
ganization's board of governors, de
clared tonight upon his return from a
European trip which culminated in the
formation of the league.
Intended not to direct, but to en
courage and coordinate the activities
of national Red Cross society, the
league hopes, according to Mr." Davi
son, to serve all mankind in reducina
the prevalence of disease and raising
the standards of living.
the amount stipulated under the pres
ent law. while a married man, living
with and supporting his wife, would be' once and that it is believed a closer
entitled to an exemption of $4,0')0 in
stead of half that sum.
Mount Clemens, Mich., May 22. Dis
cussion of the law bearing on the scope
of evidence to be admitted occupied
the entire session again today of the
trial of Henry Ford's libel suit against
the Chicago Daily Tribune. The jury,
which had been instructed for the af
ternoon session, was again excused,
this lime until Monday, indicating the
arguments will close tomorrow.
It keeps the world . busy turning
down the cranks that rurn up. .
relationship will result
Debate on whether women should
be admitted to the ministry and cider
ship of the church was deferred until
tomorow. ,
San Francisco, May 22. Rejection of
a proposal that they participate in the
proposed nationwide strikes in behalf
of Thomas J. Mooney and Warren K.
Billings was announced by the San
Francisco Machinists' lodge here to
day . Edward D. Nolan, former co-
defendant of Mooney and one of the
principal agitators for the strike, is
president I the lodge.
New York, May 22. Japan has never
altered her intention to return Kiau
Cbau to China, acccrding lo Baron
Shimpei Goto, former Japanese for
eign minister, who delivered an ad
dress here tonight at a dinner given
in his honor by C. Yada, Japanese
consul-general. Karon Goto express
ed surprise that "presumably well in
formed men are asking why the
peace treaty does not include a pro
vision for the restoration of Kimi
Chau to China." lie declared that it
was strange that ' the public did not
yet clearly understand that the ques
tion was settled once and for all in
the Chino-Japanese treaty of May,
, 1915.
WERE $290,000,000 IN 191J
New York, Mav 22. Fire losses ag
gregating $290,000,000 the greatest in
any year except 1906, when the ?an
Francisco earthquake and conflagra
tion occurred were reported for 1911
to the National Board of Fire Under
writers here today.
The year also showed progress In
bringing to bar persons responsible for
incendiary fires, according to the re
port of the committee on incendiar
ism and arson, which announced that
441 convictions had been obtained in
42 states. Of these cases it was stated
172 were attempts to defraud the In
surer, while 156 were attributed to
pyromania or other forms of insanity.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 22. The fol
lowing officers were elected at the fi
nal session of the 127th annual con
vention of the Connecticut State
Medical Society here today: President,
Charles' B. Graves, New London; first
vice president, George H. Noxon, Da
rien; second vice president, Frank H.
Wheeler, New Havn; secrtary. John
E. Lane, New Haven; treasurer, G. 1L
Ingalls, Hartford.
This morning clinics were held at
the hospitals of the city, followed by a
session at 11.15 at which several ad
dresses on medical topics were made.
Boston, May 22. A bronze panel en
graved with the names of battles in
which the Twenty-Sixth division par
ticipated, his been presented to the
state by Major General Harry C. Hale,
who commanded the division when it
returned to this countrv. The tablet
was sent to General Hale by Countess
Du Boisrouvray. wife of the ranking
French officer on duty with the Yan
kees in France.
London, May 22. A Bolshevik wire
less message from Petrograd todav
denied reports that Riga and Dvinsk
hud been captured by anti-BoI-mevik
The Lettish information bureau in
Copenhagen announced Monday that
Riga had been occupied by Lettish
troops. Nothing was said of Dvinsk,
which to oa th Lettish Iront

xml | txt