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VOL. LXT NO. 240 POPULATION 29,919 PRICE TWO CENTS NORWICH, CONN., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER '8, 1919 12 PAGES 92 COLUMNS . r I i . "A W k -X -'& ,1T1 - - : ; u . HIGHER FARES RAILWAYS 111 Decision Reached at the Session In Atlantic City of the Am erican Electric Railway Association and Affiliated Bodies Also Contend That Labor Must Be Forced to Furnish a Certain Quantity of Efficiency at a Certain Pride Con clude That the Question Must Be Fought Out Between the Public and Labor, With Capital Looking On. Atlantic City, X. J.. Oct. 7. Dis cussion of the street car operated by one m.in. which was said to be the reaicat improvement in electric rail way operation brought out in the ! t decade, statements that the pub must be educated to the need for higher fares and the declaration that ii'.jor must be forced to furnish a cer tain quantity of efficiency at a cer t.n price were features of today's -sions of the American Electric Railway Association and affiliated 1 "" 'f v.js iiiauc mcn.;erai session aeciaed name a nuni- is one that must be fought out between the pub.:c and iabor, with capital merely looking on. Job E. Hedges, of New York, de clared that tiie public should -.be edu cated to the need of increased reve nue for the street railway lines if they are to exist. Most persons, he iid understood that any business concern must make its costs and something: ever as a profit or divi dends if it is to exist. He blamed pontics for miiny of the ills of the car 'inrs f the country, sayin "A cheap way 10 get votes is to at taci the traction line;?. We need sub Manual men in this counlr'-. who will d-irf to tell the truth to the people as we never before needed them. Trac tii-n companies have been facing ; ra' e situ-itior. for years. but the fro.lrm which dirc-rliy f-oinwns mil I ons of riders i3 just getting before the public. "Tha companies have been forced to brrak contracts with municipali ties for the carrying of passengers at hvc cents because it is a physical im possibility to carry them at that fisf ure and stay out of bankruptcy. Nev ertheless. I am an optimist. I believe ti-.e American citizen is on the level. ' ur great problem is to get the facts before the people in language they can understand. Then our problem will be done because the American people are sound to the core." Mr. Hedge, who is receiver for the Xew York" Railways Company. de clared that "when the financial bur cins undei which we now are laboring reach the point where we cannot maintain a reserve. 1 am going to ark the court to stop the running of ca rs.'" This, he added, would be in about ninety days. Members of the public section of the conference held a meeting tonight at whici it was said the general atti tude they win take toward various labor nueslions as dlscise5. 1 -Somewhat of a seneral agreement was reached by- the public represent atives it was learned that no resohi- WATERBURY REPUBLICANS RELECT MAYOR SAND LAND Waterbury. Conn.. Oct. 7. Mayor William H. Sandland. republican, was re-elected in the city election here today by a plurali'. Qf 771. over the democratic candidate, t rancis f txuiitoile. an attorney of this city. The whole ticket was elected, nearly au candidates receiving Tifger pluralities than the mayors. Mayor sandland crried three wards out of six and polled within 15S votes of his oppon ent in the fifth ward, usually strongly rtemocrauc. The vote was: Sandland, 231; Guilfoile. 6.460. The victory of the repuolicans is looked upon as a vindication of their policy of extensive public improvements. The republicans won three alder men at large out of five for four years, ar.d three out of five for six years. Three republican aldermen hold over that tne new board will consist of nine republicans and four democrats. Controller Elmer E. Parker. whose handling of the city's finances was made a target by the democrats, was .-"-elected by a plurality of 978. The campaign has been the hottest n the history of Waterbury and the iote polled was the heaviest recorded. TO REDUCE MILITARY GUARDS IN BOSTON Boston, Oct. 7. In announcing a poi.'-y of reducing the military forces now guarding ti.e city becausc-'of the ro'ice strike, by relieving units from time to time as circumstances seem :o warrant. Brigadier General Samuel r.. Parker. commanding the slate troops, said tonight ma, a provisional battaiion o the JOth regiment of the state guard, from the western part r.f the slate, would be relieved to morrow niiit. and would probably entrain immediately tor home. The companies aEected are D, of Holyoke: I. of Northampton; F. of Pittstield, and M, of Adams. Major Herbert P. J-Tidridse, of Worcester, is the com manding officer. KOCHAK TROOPS HAVE RECAPTURED TOBOLSK I-ondon. Oct. 7 The Siberian city of Tobolsk, at the junction of the Irtish and Tobol rivers, which was captured lv the Bolsheviki toward the end of their eastward push against Admiral Kolehak's forces early in September, was recaptured by Kolchak troops on October s. according to an Omsk tele rram received todav in official quar ers. The naval flotilla of the all-Russian rovernment on the Irtish assisted in he capture, the advices state. - Many nsoners and quantities of supplies were taken t. iti the town. S. S. DESTROYER TALBOT 15 DISABLED AT SEA Boston. Oct. 7. A radio message nicked up at the naval radio station here today said that the destroyer TalSot was disabled, with the destroy er McLanahan standing by. The po sition of the vessel x-as not clear, but she was believed to be off New York. GERMANY HAS SENT A NOTE TO SWITZERLAND Cop-TihaRcn. 0-t. 7. According to a despatch from Berlin, the Tageblatt ssrru that Germany has sent a note to Switzerland asking amelioration of the unfavorable eonditinns under wkih German prisoners are confined IB auaertca n camps IF STREET ARE TO EXIST tions or suggestions be advanced by that group at the outset but to permit the labor group and the employers' group to put forth their suggestions i.nd to throw their influence for tha ideas which would accomplish the greatest good for the nation. This rather general agreement however, was not considered as precluding the advancing of suggestions later in the conterence. 1 . The representatives of the employ ers at a meeting fo'lowie the een- ber of experts in var.jus lmes of in dustry as advisory members of the-r Sroup. A resolution was adopted endorsing the policy of the coni'trence to hold open sessions and admit prss. It developed in this connection that it was due largely to the efforts of the employers that the deliberations were opened to the newspapermen. Several delegates made individual suggestions, which the group instruct ed them to draw up and submit as definite resolutions, to be introduced in the conference by the group ohair man. The- resolution offered by Mr. Fus;i for the employers' group follows in part : "Resolved, that the questions to be considered by this conference .sre of vital importance to al lthe people of the L'nited States, indiviutiility and collectively. Employers and employes of every grade, in all branches of American trade and industry, lartio jr.d email, as well as in 'he public service are primarily con cerned in the establishment ind main tenance of such relations between em- I nlnvpr aa nrill 410r.11 in -. . .... - . i pro- I duction, adequate compensation for services rendered and :i proper re turn for capital investal . and for management Each member of this conference should always rtcoynize tl- rights and needs of others and that it is inconsistent with tee principici of Arrenran life and American inst; luiions that the special interests of at'.v f.roup of the people should be held paramount to tin general gv od.". .Mapnus W. Alexander managing director of the National Industrial Conference Board, voiced the senti ment of the employers toward tie day's proceedings in a statement. Dart of which . follows: , As the conference progresses the employers remain confident that pa tience and sincere endeavor will point some of the larger industrial prob lems toward their just and satisfac tory settlement. GOVERNMENT TO MAKE NO INCREASE IN FREIGHT RATES Washington, Oct. 7. The railroad administration will fcnake no in crease in freight rates before return of the railroads to private ownership January 1. Director General Hines wrotj T. De .Witt Cuyler, chairman of the railway executives, today that it would be "impossible for the govern ment to esUxbhsh any general read justment of rates," because earnings o- ;t- r r.r. h "under the abir.ii.'l conditions prevailing in the early part of this year did not afford a fair test of income. The manifest desire of the public to have the Interstate Commerce Commission exercise full authority in any readjustment of rates to be ef fected under private control also was cited by the director general as an objection to the railroad administra tion s undertaking such a readjust ment. SELECTING A JURY FOR THE LONG MURDER TRIAL Montpelier. Vt., Oct. 7 Selection of a jury was started today in the trial of George A. Long, charged with the murder of Mrs. Lucina C. Broadwell. whose body, stripped of nearly all clothing, was found in a garden in Barre on May 4 last. Of fourteen talesmen examined all but six wei'e excused because they had either ex pressed opinions on the case or said they had formed opinions which the evidence would not be likely to maiie ihem change. Neither the prosecu tion nor the defense had exercised its right of challenge. HENRY MORGENTHAU IN FRENCH LEGION OF HONOR Paris. Oct. 7. Captain Andre Tar dieu, representing President Poincare, today decorated Henry Morgenthau, former American ambassador to Tur key and lvad of the mission to Po land,, as grand officer of the Legion of Honor in recognition of his services to France before and during the war Mr. Morgenthau will leave for New York tomorrow by the steamer Adria tic, sailing from Cherbourg. FORESHADOWS EXCHANGE OF PEACE TREATY DOCUMENTS London, Oct. 7. The German pre3S foreshadows the exchange of docu ments relating to ratification of the peace treaty in the latter part of Oc taber according to wireless reports re ceived here. This, however, is con tingent upon the completion of rati fication by Italy, France and Japan, the papers intimate, and they point out that the treaty would thus come into force before the terminaion of he debate in the United States senate. GENERAL PERSHING IS IN THE ADIRONDACKS Utica, X. Y., Oct. 7. General John J. Pershing arrived at the Brandreth Preserve in the Adirondacks late this afternoon, where as the guest of Gen eral McAlpin of Ossining. one of the owners of the great estate, he will go oufl th runways tomorrow si pursuit of deer. Former Kaiser to Move Amsterdam, Oct. 7. The former German emperor will ... remove from Atnerongen about December, 1 and take up his residence at Door. ". - - - Cabled Paragraphs Norway Adopts Prohibition. Christiania, Oct. 7 National pro hibition has been adopted in Norway by the vote at a general plebiscite held yesterday. ARGUMENTS HEARD BEFORE - THE SUPREME COURT Washington, Oct. 7. In accordance with the government's announced in tention of resuming the prosecution or the anti-trust cases pending in the supreme court, now that the war has ended, arguments were heard today in appeals. brought in suits instituted by the government under the Sherman act against the alleged anthracite coal trust and the United States Steel cor poration. The hearing of the coal cases was concluded, but owing to additional time being granted both sides for ar gument, the steel cases will not be fin ished until Friday. Before argument sin these two cases were begun, the court at the request of Solicitor General King consented to postpone temporarily the hearing of arguments in government suits against the Eastman Kodak company and the Associated Bill Posters' and Distribu tors' union. These are expected to be herad possibly late this fall. Except for the order of the federal district court calling for the severance of the Central Railroad of Xew Jersey from Reading interests, the govern ment lost both its cases in the lower court asrainst the Reading Holding corporation, the Lehigh Valley Rail road company . and the United States Steel corporation and their subsi diaries. All the cases have been ar-g-ued before in the supreme court so the Lehigh case was submitted to the court today on the printed briefs pre viously filed by both sides. The other arguments were virtually repetitions of those already presented. In asking for the dissolution of the Reading company, Solicitor General King argued that the evidence showed that organization with its subsidiaries was controlled by interlocking direc torates and had a monopoly in anthra cite coal. These contentions were de nied by Jackson S. Reynolds and Rob ert W. JDe Forest, both of Xew York, representing the Reading company, who also asserted that the separation of. the Central Railroad of New Jersey from Reading interests was not to the public interest. The railroad, they asserted, was not competitive with, the Reading railroad but instead comple mentary. Mr. Reynolds declared the Reading could not compete with coal companies operating in the Wyoming Valley sec tion 01 the antnracite re.?ion because it costs less tu ODerate there and said " reH""- lIle "'5 b,een reducect a clear indication of absence of a moivjjoly. He argued tha tthe government had not proven all of its allegations and asked the court to consider the pending case on the basis of the evidence produced. Arguments in the steel case were opened by Judge C. B. Ames, assistant to the attorney general, who asserted that the organizers of the steel cor poration had in mind restraint of trade and the enormous profits certain to come from the industry. . He re viewed the formation of the corpora tion, beginning with the organization of the American Steel and Wire com pany in 1S03 bv the Morgan, Gary, Carnegie interests. He will resume his argument tomorrow, after which he will be followed bv R. V. Lindahurv of Xew York, C. A. Severance of St. Paul and David Reed of Pittsburgh, appear ing for the steel corporation. QUIET PREVAILS IN THE INDIANA STRIKE ZONE Chicago, Oct. 7. Quiet prevailed, to night throughout the Indiana zone of the Chicago steel strike, with federal and state troops in control of the sit uation. At Gary, Ind., where Major General Leonard Wood, commanding 1,600 fed eral troops, has established "military control." government agents seized a quantity of radical literature in several raids and a number of persons were brought before the military authorities and questioned. They were released later. An effort by several hundred strike sympainizers 10 noiu a meeting in one of the city parks at Gary this after- noon was broken up by troops without violence or arrests. The crowd scat- icicu "i". "'s """,cu iM5 wards. The vote was Fitzgerald Several arrests were made during the day on charges of carrying con cealed weapons. , General Wood and Mayor Hodges is sued statements at Gary attributing riet disturbances there to "Red 'lead ers. '' " ' In South Chicago, where no troops j..... . l 1. .1 a ," 1" ,T ;:' "Vs J rti,- ,r"' . eral thousand strike sympathizers par ticipated in a parade late today. A squad of police marched at the head of the procession. A number of men In army uniforms, estimated at about 150, came next in line. One of them wore honorary medals. At Indiana Harbor, where martial law has been proclaimed by Adjutant General Smith of Indiana, in command of fifteen companies of state troops, the Marks Manufacturing company announced today that it had started operation of its blooming mill and ex pected that the plant would be running ful canaicty by tomorrow. No effort was made at any point In the Chicago district today to interfere witihmen s-oing to work in the mills. Richard Wierseman. a former sol dier, who led the parade of strike sympathizers at Gary yesterday nnrl later addressed a meetine- in East Side nark. s brought before , General Wood today and questioned. He was released. ANTI -PROHIBITIONISTS ARE FLOCKING TO JAMAICA New York, Oct. 7 Jamaica is going to be the -'Mecca" of anti-prohibitionists this winter and the exodus from the United States has already begun, according to ths Rev. Christopher Sullivan, a Jesuit missionary, who ar rived today on the steamship TuVial ba. Many hotels on the island. Father Sullivan said, had been closed during the summer to prepare for the "wet" season which will be in full swing in two months. American tourists, he said, formerly spent about $500,000 an nually in Jamaica, but the amount the coming year, he believed, -nfbuld exceed $1,000,000. " STRIKE OF CARMEN IN WORCESTER SETTLED Worcester, Mass., Oct. 7 A strike of the carmen employed on District 3 of the Worcester Consolidated Street Railway system, which kept several towns without trolley service today, was settled tonight. Both sides agreed to submit to an arbitrator the demand of the men that one- of their 'number who had been discharged beJ reinstat ed. . .. - - - - - . . . y, . t n 1 to j " Nfl PmVISinn FlY - w w m -mw mm m m Minority Expression Caused Early Adjournment of Industrial Conference : Yes terday To Be Remedied. Washington, Oct... 7. After perfect ing an organization today, the -Industrial Conference , called by President Wilsoij, got tangled up in its owi rules and adjourned until tomorrow. Secretary Lane was elected perma nent chairman. In his speech of ac ceptance, he stirred the delegates, rep resenting capital, labor and the public to great enthusiasm by declaring that the high purpose of the gathering made failure impossible in the effort to harmonize industrial delations in this feountry. Proceeding to the adoption of rule, the conference struck its first snag in a protest by John, Spargo, of New Yorw, a xyiresentative of the public, that the report the rules commit tee made no provision for minority expression and was a "travesty" on .vtree deliberation, HJs criticism caused early adjournment of the morning session to permit amend ments to be formulated by the re spective groups, but on reconvening the rules were amended without ma teiarl change. They provide for pub lic? sessions and unanimous vote by groups on all conclusions and deci sions, ad require the asset of a group before any member of it can intro duce a resolution. A committee of fifteen was named to recommend for or against all res olutions introduced as follows Representing the public: Thomas L. Chadbourne A A.'Landon, H. B. Endi cott, Charles Edward ' Russell and Miss Lillian Wald. Representing capital: S. Pember ton Hutchinson,. John W. , O'Leary, John J. Raskobl Herbert F. Perkins and J. N. Tittermore. . . - Representing organized labor: Samuel Gompcr, Frank Morrison, Matthew Woll, W. , D. Mahon and L E. Sheppard. The employers group was the only one ready, under the rules, with any business, Frederick P. Fish, of Boston, offering a resolution declaring the need of the industrial situation was "incre: d production, adequate com pensation for services and just return on capital," and that each delegate should be guided in his actions by the good of the country as a whole, rather than by the interests of his particular group. Mdtion then was made to adjourn, strenuous action from the. conference, egates who have been demanding which evoked quick protest from del Gavin McNab, San Francisco, a rep resentative of the public, said he would offer another resolution to give the conferencesomething . to do, but Air. Spargo macle a point of order that the resolution had not been presented to the group first and Mr. Gavin was forced to desist. It then was sug gested that the . Xtimittee ' of fifteen hold a meeting and tbe groHPS aUo get -together a a means-trf-'e-Oeditins ' busiiss, but this was, deemeti unwise as the committee members-would be asked as to the possibility of the absent from their group meetings and J strike , spreading beyond the steel in besldes the committee had no business j dustry, W. B. Rubin, counsel for the cussion about the rules, it was decided stee workers, said that "unless the before it except the perfunctory elec tion of its chairman. After much dis to adjourn anyway to mee tomorrow morning at 9:30 o'clock, .when each group is expected to have something to offer for consideration. Disregarding the rules, the confer ence paused - in its work to adopt unanimously a resolution of sympathy with President Wilson in his illness and hope for a speedy recovery. NEW HAVEN DEMOCRATS . RE-ELECT ENTIRE CITY TICKET New Haven, Conn., Oct 7 Mayor David E. "Fitzgerald, democrat, was re-elected in the city election here to day by a plurality of 2,830 votes over the republican candidate, James A. Haggarty, a former major in the 10d I " n ; .i . 1 SStatca InfonTrv Vi c moin der of the democratic ticket, was sweptinto office, although no candi- date had a piuraiity aa ar&e as Mayor Fltzgreraid who carried 11 out of the (democrat) 11,779; Haggerty (repub lican) 8.949. The republicans gained one alder man, which will make the new board stand thirteen democrats and eight republicans. For controller, Charles E. Lockhart .formerly a captain in the 102d regiment, was beaten by his democratic opponent, Arthur D. Mul- ilenr by a margin of 2,320 votes. Sev- eral others on the republican ticket were former service men. Mayor Fitzgerald's plurality was 155. more than he secured two years ago. A proposition to establish a muni cipal ice plant in New Haven was car ried by a majority of 1,288. The vote was: yes 3.909; no 2.62L Only about one third of those voting made known their preference on this question. A second porposition, that the pity float municipal ice piarrt, also was carried a $500,000 bond issue to construct a but only by a majority of 279. The ice plant referendum wah made pos sible by the board of aldermen ap proving the suggestion of Mayor Fitzgerald, following a city investiga tion into the alleged ice monopoly in this section. STEAMER POLAR LAND HAS BEEN TAKEN IN TOW Halifax, N. S., Oct. 7 The steam er Polar Land, aleak in mid-Atlantic with her sides straining -under the pressure of a cargo of wheat swollen Dy mrushmg waters, was taken in tow today . by the steamer Bannack. The Bannack had rushed to the assistance of the Polar Land after the later sent out calls for- immediate assistance yesterday. Both vessels are Amer ican. . The Dominion marine and fisheries department, which received word by radio that the Bannack had reached the side of the stricken steamer, said it was expected the Polar Land would be towed to the nearest port. Her position was given as approximately 1,000 miles from .New , York. She was mound from New York for Gibraltar. The Bannack was believed to be bound from Baltimore for a French port. INTERNATIONAL TRADE DELEGATES HAVE SAILED New York. Oct. 7. All delegates to the International Trade Conference from France, Italy and Belgium, and part of the British - delegation left Brest yesterday on the U-.S. S-. North ern Pacific, according to - cable ad vices to the Chamber of Commerce of t-he .United States'; made public . to night: The 'delegates-, ,, 47 strong, are' due here October 13. -- President Wilson Appetite Its Failure;Ha Been Regarded One . of the - Serious Draw backs to His Recovery. .Washington, Oct. 7.President Wil son's condition improved again today and. his appetite, : the failure of which' has been one of the serious drawbacks to his . recovery, showed a decided change toward normal. ; So far had he-, progressed that his two married daughters Mrs. William G. McAdoo of New York, and Mrs. Francis B. Sayre of Cambridge, Mass., who came to his bedside several days ago, returned to their homes tonignt after consultation , with the president's physicians. In their day bulletin the physician said: "The president's improvement has continued. His appetite is decided ly beetter and he is- sleeping well." Dr.-. Grayson' and the other physi cians showed a decided Tnclination to guard against over-optimism, however, as they believe another setback still is within the range of possibility. They continued Mr. Wilson's confinement 10 bed and kept official business away from him. t Messages of solicitude and sympa thy continued to pour into the White House from all parts of the world. 'Late today v the following cablegram reached the White House from Pres ident Porras of Panama. "With the greatest pleasure we see by today's cable about the improve ment in your health. We crave it will be a turning for the best." THE PITTSBURGH DISTRICT STEEL STRIKE UNCHANGED Pittsburgh,, Pa., Oct 7 Conditions in the steel workers' strike in the Pittsburgh district were without marked change today.' No addition al plants were reported to have start ed up and the strikers did not an nounce any material additions to their ranks. The works that resumed yes terday in the Donora-Monessen field after an idleness of two weeks were reported as .. having continued opera tions tofiay, while strike headquarters received word from organizers that some men are in the various works but there is little, if any, production. All the big plants of the Carnegie the strikers fnileii to ?Vmf dnwn whon the walkout began are continuing tc operate. The company reports that men are slowly but steadily report ing for their old 'jobs. The executive council of the Pitts burgh Central Labor Union met behind closer doors tonight to discuss the steel strike . situation, and the refusal of the. authorities to permit the hold ing of mass meetings in the open and in some places - in halls. Complaints against the state police' , and deputy sheriffs; were also . under discussion, it was said. -; ' , . ' J ' " , The meeting gavaAa3-J,eiort hat .h-i council might consider the lawlessness of the state police . and other authoritie stops and the work era get justice. Pittsburgh will prob ably see one of .the greatest strikes in its- history." Strike leaders complain that besides being denied free speech, the strikers are being arrested for having union cards and that picketing in many mill towns was forbidden. Mr. Rubin and J.. G. Brown, a strike leader, attended the federation meeting and laid be fore the labor men evidence of alleg ed persecution of strikers. According to a telephone message from Secretary Hinckle, of the Allied Mill Workers' council, of Steubenville, Ohio, steel workers at Weirton. We-5t Virginia, living in company houses who refuse to work were being evict ed. Thirty or forty men sought refuge in the local strike headquarters from the police, it is said. An attorney wuj sent to Weirton to look after the in terests of the strikers. $1,200,000 WORTH OF FURS SOLD AT NEW YORK AUCTION New York, Oct. 7. A totJ of $1. 200.000 worth of furs changed hanil at the autumn fur auction hero today. This said to establish a record lor a single day's sales, and brought the grand total since the auction opened up to $2,200,000. Today's record was considered re markable in that not one of nearly 600,000 pelts sold brought more than $43. Increases over last spring's saleo ranged from 10 per ce it. on tlyins squirrel to 60 jper cent, on nutrii. The only decline was on the uric of Aus tralian fox. which dropped 20 per cent. HEARING OF APPEAL OF BOSTON PARK POLICEMEN Boston, Oct. 7. The appeal of the nineteen metropolitan park policemen who were discharged for insubordina tion and disobedience to orders, for al leged refusal to perform riot duty dur ing the early days of the police strike, was heard today by the Metropolitan Park Commission. -A verdict will be rendered on October ID. The former officers based their ap peal on the contention that they were not guilty of disobeying orders, since no formal order, was given by any su perior officer. . NATIONAL CONVENTION OF LAUNDRY OWNERS New . York, Oct. 7 The national con vention of laundry owners voted here today to petition congress to enact a law . to prevent 1 the sale of merchan dise composed of cotton and other material as "all wool" and mercerized I cotton as "pure linen or silk. The proposed legislation provides heavy penalties for improper labeling of such merchandise. This action was recommended . by Dr. Harvey G. Ellegem of Pittsburgh, the principal speaker at the morning session. . INCREASED PAY FOR ALL NEW YORK CITY EMPLOYES New York, Oct. 7 Increased pay for New York policemen and other city employes was virtually assured today when ' the Board of aldermen adopted a majority report of a committee re commending to the board of estimate that the three grades of policemen and firemen receive yearly salaries of $1,600, $1,800 and $2,000, respectively. All city employes who receive less than $2,000 are recommended for a 20 per cent increase and all above $2,000 one of ,10 per cent. Laborers' wages are put 'at H a. day. mfcu-j. 1, ttHTth 111 ."rift 1 .JL.a n-arfij C'VmObi '-A--. Regaining Condensed Telegrams Vienna will order 20,000 , tons 1 of American coal. Downfall of the Turkish Cabinet is causing worriment in Paris. '. .. Loyal Order of Moos decided to ex- terfd its organizations to Europe. The Weather Bureau issued a storm warning from Delaware Breakwater to Eastport. , . Bar silver was quoted at 64 pence an ounce in London; New ... York price was $1.20. - , -r. Secretary Lansing presided over tha Cabinet meeting which considered routine matters. Alaska Gold Mines ' in September milled 176,780 tons of ore,, averaging 83.9 cents per ton. Col. E. M. House sailed from Brest on the transport Great Northern for the United States. . Gold bars amounting to $620,000 were withdrawn from the Assay Office for shipment to India. Mayor Peters report that Polish forces, after two days fighting with the Bolsheviki, captured Dvinsk. According to reports, cigarette smoking is on the increase in Eng land, especially among - the women. The Italian Government has sent tha Duke of Aosta to Fiume to ask d'An nunzio to await the decision of the Al lies, v .Twenty men were found guilty of smoking in the subways around Bor ough Hall, Brooklyn, and were lined $1 each. French Chamber of Deputies ' pro tested - against expenditure of .$400,000,00 for American war supplies in France. Admiral Grayson announced an im provement in the President's condi tion and that he is constantly asking for work. Gen. Simon Petlurc, leader of the Ukrainan forces, declared war against Gen. Denikine, anti-red leader, in south Russia. Lindley Harper, Spiliard, an Ameri can kidnapped from his ranch at Al varado, Mexico, and held for ransom has been released. According to reports at Helsingfors ten persons were killed and 28 injur ed by a bomb thrown at a funeral procession in Moscow. Embargo- of the Shipping Board against England during the railway strike- was partially lifted as a result of. the ending of that dispute. 'American Consul General at Buenos Aires cabled the State Department that drastic reduction in freight' rates to the-United States and" Italy-was or dered. - - ...-.,,.-..--. State police discovered and seized a liquor -'still on a farm near Scranton, Pa. Moonshine whiskey was finding its way into the mines and valley for some time. Lava streams flowing from the vol- 1 canoa Mauno Loa, which was in erup tion for a week, became obstructed and piled up a mass sixty feet high and 300 feet wide. London Westminster Gazette com menting on President Wilson's illness, says: "The entire English speaking worm 10110 ws nis progress with sym pathy and concern." Steamship Passaic Bridge, which went ashore. Saturday off .Earnegat fahoals en route to New York with, a cargo of grain from Rosario, was moved six feet by tugs. Government troops " with machine guns were stationed before Govern ment building at Warsaw, owing to reports agitators were planning a dem onstration against Poland. In opening the United States Su preme Court Term, Chief Justice White announced the customary call upon the Chief Executive would not be made owing to his illness. Ernest Albert Gustav Kurth, a Ger man, formerly employed as a butler in thp Wanamaker home, was arrested for sending a bomb to Mrs. Rodan Wanamaker, who narrowly escaped being- killed. Thomas Logan, 17, of South Boston who had been employed at the Groton Shipyard, riding, on the bumpers of a car in a freight train passing west through Bridgeport, fell off at Fair field and was killed. Estates of the late Gladys Cromwell and her sister Dorothea were appraised as follows: "Gladys $657,950; Doro thea, $661,748. The sisters, prominent war wtu-kers were foun ddead in the Garonne river, France. . Graduated increases in pay for postal employes, instead of fiat advances of $150 annually provided by the House, are provided in a substitute bill or dered favorably reported by the Sen ate Fostoffice Committee. As a result of the capture in Brook lyn of a man passing bad checks, the police are confident they have in cus tody the accomplice of Gordon Faw cett Hamby in the' robbery' of a Brooklyn savings bank of $13,000 and Killing or two clerks. : TREATIES RATIFIED BY to lt MNu Or ITALY Rome, Oct. 7 (By the A. P.) King Victor Emmanuel has ' ratified - the German and Austrian treaties by de cree. . The Giornale D'ltalia says that each decree contains two aritcles, the first authorizing the government to exe cute the treaty fully and the second setting forth that the decree be pre sented to parliament to be converted into law. WAR AGAINST HIGH PRICES TO BE RENEWED WITH VIGOR Washington, Oct. 7. War against high prices on the necessities of life will be carried with renewed vigor to the country this month and. waged through a series of meetings that is expected to enlist the co-operative ef forts of federal, state and local offi cials. A decision to adopt this method was reached today in a conference held between Attorney General Palmer and a committee of the National Associa tion of State Attorneys General. 151) ALLEGED . IV. W. CAPTURED IN RAID Taken Near Weirton, W. Va., They Were Marched Into th Public Square and Forced to Kiss the American Flag Iter They Were Driven Out of Town By Police anc Deputies It Is Claimed Most of the Men Were Furnace Workers From the Pittsburgh District. Weirton, W. Va.,, Oct. 7. More than 150 men, declared by police authorities to have been members of the "Red Guard" of Finland, were rounded up here today, marched to the -public square of Weirton, forced to kneel and kiss the American flag and were then driven out of town by police and dep uties. ' : Seven of the men, suspected of being the leaders of the radicals, after kissing the flag, were taken to the county ail at New Cumberland. Later, all but one was released. He is being held for investigation by the federal authorities.' The raid, .quietly planned but sen sational in its results, was the out come of many . threats that have been CROWDER TO REYlRE WITH RANK OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL Washington, Oct. 7. The peace treaty was sidetracked for three hours today " while the senate debated and passed a bill'; to bestow upon Judge Advocate General Crowder on his re tirement from t-he ' army, the perma nent rank of lieutenant general. Then, at three minutes to five o' clock,, about the usual adjournment time, the pact was called up and for thirty minutes a reading clerk strug gled laboriously wittt the printed text unyl he reached the aection re lating to Shantung, on which the next fight will "ue made. At that point the senate iuit work, for the night. There was no announcement regard ing any decision to take up other mat ter in place of thp 0, and at two o'clock Senator Lefce, chairman of the foreign relations committee, walk ed into the chamber, while Senator Chamberlain, den;ocrat, of Oregon, was speaking, cn the Crowder bill, looked araunil, and learning that an aOTremont had been mdde to dispose of the measure, returned to the cloak room to wrestle with republican groups over reservations. Senator Lodge told members later that the aarecment on the promotion measure was made by Senator Knox, ronnriiiTOn. of Ptnns vl va nia. who in troduced it, and , Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, in charge of the demo cratic forces; Senator Chamberlain in opposing it spoke for two hours, and there was much other debate betore u vote was reached.;.;. , :, .. During the- "morning hour, the two hour period beginning at noon in wbich everything on and off the cal endar is discussed, there- was. how- ever a snarp wranyie due to charges that the League to Ln forco Peace and other organizations were -putting out. propaganda in an ef fort to force the senate to ratify the treaty unamended. Senator Brandegee, republican, or Connecticut, who recently announced that he would , vote for all amend ments - and reservations and then vote ratification, started the clash by presenting telegrams and letters sent by the League to Enforce Peace hie constituents at New Ha ven Senator Poindexter. republican, of Washington, added a word in de nunciation "of the len propaganda practice, and attacked Senator Hitch cock who previously had charged thdt many opponents of the league Bolshevists and pro-Germans. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY HONORS CARDINAL MERCIER Xew York, Oct. '.-Columbia univer sity today conferred the degree of doc tor of laws, "honoris causa, the high est distinction in its power to bestow upon Cardinal Mercier. pnmate of Belgium and "spiritual hero of the greatest of wars." Ten thousand fac ulty members, students and their fami lies and friends stood in the bright sunlight on Mormngside Heights, at the base of the broad library steps, to witness and take part In the cere- mThe caruinal was the guest of honor at a dinner eiven tonight by the inter racial ccuncil. Appiause greeted the cardinal when he sa-::: that perhaps in later years he would choose to spend his last days in the United States. FORD TO RUN LINE OF STEAMERS TO IRELAND London, Oct. 7. The Cork Develop ment Association has received a ca blegram from Henry Ford, slating that he is considering running a line of steamers to Ireland. OBITUARY. Henry Mills Alden, New York. Oct. 7. Henry Mills Al den,' 83 years old. editor of Harper's Magazine, since 1869 and a direct de scendant of John and Priscilla Alden of Mayflower fame, died today at his home, 521 .West.lllll street ne was active almost, to the last, despite his advanced age. He wa seighth in de scent from John Alden. He was born at Mount Tabor. Vt.. Nov. 11. 1S36. ' In his early youth the family moved, to Hoosick Falls, N. Y.( where he started to work in a cotton mil as a bobbin boy. Owing to long hours in the mill he found no time for- schooling until he was 14 years of age. , - "r ' In two years after leaving the fac tory he, had 'prepared himself for col lege. He entered' Williams in 1S53 and supported himself . by teaching and other occupations. .Mark Honkins was president- of "Williams at that time, and Alden's fellow students numbered, among others, James A. Garfield. Hor ace E. Scudder, George ' Washington Oladden and John J. Incalls. When G.trPeTd came to New York after his nomination for the nresidency, Alden c.illed -upon' him. They had not met for years, but Garfield greeted him by his old college name, "How's "Meta physics'?" - ... After graduating with hpnors. Alden snent three- years at ' the . Andover Theological semlnarv. , where he took a.lvar,t.i.?.e of that institution's ma.-?-nifi"e"t r?ieek library. , - While at the seminary he began lvs iiterary 1 areer wit hthe eeeptar.v by the Atlantic Monthly Of tw of bis articles, one of which. on The Eleifri ian Mysteries, was sent to J-" editor rl that .perlodii'1.)! iinl."tow - yoni" "'- by h:.-. i'rlend, ITarri Beecher Stow. , - .- . ' - X I. .-jr. li ' A.. . MEMBERS OF Blade against foreign-born workers uiiii.. employed in sieel plants here. A large quantity of "led" literatui was found in the headquarters of the radicals. One placard read in Fin nish: "Red Christmas 191S; Red New Tear's 1919." Another read:' "The people's flag is red, my bkMxi runs red; hoist up the red flag on t pole and let us live or die under it." W. W. Hill, a patrolman, formerly a United States marine and a veteran ot Cl teau Thierry led the raid and it was at his command that the radicals wers forced to kiss the folds of tha flag. TRANS-CONTINENTAL AIR RACE STARTS TODAY Mineola, L. I.. Oct. 7. Air Commo dore L. E. O. Charlton, air attache of the British embassy at Washington, was selected tonight as the first avi ator to be sent away from here to morrow morning in the great trans continental air race and reliability test to San Francisco and return. Commod V Charlton, who is the high est ranking officer entered in the con test, will fly a Bristol machine and will alternate as pilot with Flight Lieutenant P. E. TrailL also of the embassy staff. At sundown tonight fifty machine?, representing eight different makes and resembling giant grasshoppers. were lined up on Roosevelt Field awaiting the signal to start. Seventeen other machines had either arrived and were being prepared by mechanics or wei'9 on their way here from neighboring fields. Sixteen machines were pre paring to essay the eastbound trip from San Francisco. The contest is limited to military aviators. Commodore Charlton will be sent away promptly at 9 o'clock and one half of the other machines are sched uled to follow promptly at two-minute intervals. The other half are scheduled to leave in the early after noon. Three American "aces" are lncluflra in ihe Kst of starters. They :re Lieu tenant Colonel Harold E. Hartney. Cupain .loin O. Donablson and Cap tain Field "indley. Other prominent flyers to ta-- vart are B. W. JIavnard, who wen the recent Toronto-New York race; Colonel Gerald Brandt; Colonel C. C. Culver and Captain De Liivergne, air attache of the French embassy. PHILADELPHIA PRESSMEN TO AID NEW YORK PRESSMEN New York. Oct. 7. Governor Smith has been asked by Bernard Nolan, the president of the Pressmen's Union No. 51, one of the organizations on strike here, to investigate conditions lead ing up to the walkout. Mr. Nolan an nounced at a meeting of the union held here today. The governor as sured him. said Mr. Nolan, that he would do what he could. Philadelphia pressmen. who J cently received an increase of $S week in wages, have agreed to con tribute the increase to striking press men in this city until the strike is set tled, labor leaders here announced to day. John Adams 'rnayer. retary of the Periodical Publishers Association, announced today that the magazine Housewife was not affect ed by the lockout of the pressmen. Mr. Thayer said ihe name of the House wife had teen inadvertently included in the list of periodicals of nationwide circulation, given out by him whica had suspended publication because of the labor trouble. KING ALBERT RAN ENGINE OF TRAIN TEN MILES Chicago, Oct. 7 The Kin of the Belgians today ran the engine of H own 'train for ten miles. The special fain on which the king and his party are tiaveling westward was stopped at Wauseon. o., while his majesty climb ed int othe cab of the engine and took over the throttle from the grimy pilot. The kina, who has a thorough know ledge of locomotive engineering, rati the heavy train for ten miles without a jolt. Then he stopped the engine and returned to his car. The train was stopped for an hour at Toledo, the home of Brand Whit lock. American ambassador to Belgium, where the party received an enthusi astic welcome. The stop was made by the king as a personal friend of Mr. Whitlock and not as an official visit. -- MEETING OF AMERICAN LABOR PARTY IN HARTFORD Hartford. Conn.. Oct. 7. Following a meeting of the local branch of the American Labor Party tonight, Tim othy .M. Crowley, state chairman, an nounced that the party will oppose enforcement of the act adopted by tha last stafe 1 'slature which provides that minority parties must present, a petition with he signatures of one per cent, of the voting list in order to en ter candidates. Mr. Crowley predict ed that the fight would be carried to the state supreme court if necessary. At the meeting tonight a resolution was adopted calling for a conference of all minority parties in the state to plan opposition to the act which was characterized as dangerous in prin ciple. . SWEDISH LEGATION AT - " PETROGRAD LOOTED Stockholm, Oct. 7. (Havas). Dr. Hellner, the minister' 'of foreign ai fairs. has received from a private source advices that the Swedish lega tion at PetrogTad has been looted by Bolshevists. An ' inquiry has been opened. .. KNOCKOUT IN BOXING BOUT RESULTS FATALLY Jersev City, N. J.. Oct. 7. Receiv ing a fracture of the skull when knocked down in a boxing bout here tonight, Meyer El'is. 20 years old. -of New York, died soon afterward In - a hosr.ital. Ilia opponent. V UiorU Dovle, also of New York, was arrest - technical charge of Uii laughter. , , . . ,.r-.. "J .