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a n 10PAGES76 COLS. VOL LXI1 r NO. 38 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, CONN., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1920 --- ( - PRICE TWO CENTS K DEI iGl TO GO Director General Hines Has Been Unable to Reach an Agree ment With the Union Officials The Appeal to the Pres ident Was Taken at the Request of the Union Leaders Has Decided to Place Claims and Proposals of the Em ployes Along With His Own Before the President For His Decision Mr. Hines' Refusal to Grant the Employ es' Demands Was Based on the Fact That Federal Con trol Soon Will Cease. Washington, Feb. 11. Failing to have xprssed their views with great reach an agreement with the repre- ability and frankness. The director aeitatlves of the more than 2.000, 000 1 general has not been able to agree railroad employes on demands for in- j with them as to how the problem creased wages. Director General Hines i should be disposed of in view of the case to fresiaem lison tor awiswii. The appeal to the president is to be taken at t.ie request of the union leader after they had conferred witn Mr. Hin5 for two hours late today, and after he tad informed them there was no hope of an agreement under present condition. Mr. Hines will Fend to the White House tomorrow the statements of the unions together with h own representations in the controversy... The president thus Is called on to determine whether the government ! wi!i grant the increased wages or; solution. fansfer The wage demand controversy I At the White House late tonight it to t.-.e cijrporat'ions soon to regain j was said that Director .General Hines contnil ot their properties. would present the data in the contro- tijbmission of the claims and argu- vcrsy to Secretary Tumulty tomorrow uient to the president, while tempo- morning aid that it would be sent to ran':y emijs the general negotie.- j the president immediately, tione, does not mean a final break. , Submission of the matter to the railroad administration officials ex- i president was in accordance with in niained. Neither members of Mr. formation given out earlier in the day Hines staff nor the union spokesmen 1 at the White House that after making indited t'nev felt that a deadlofc had i a decision in the matter Mr. Hines J.-r-. -.1 atithoui i the dtacu'ns j would report to the president. While were endd. Resardiess of the pres- ! the director general was said not to ident's decision in the matter, the con- j have made any final answer to the terenres could be ironed out after re- union leaders, his statement of dis turn of the railroads through marhin- agreement with their claims could be ery Jike'v to be srt up by pending leg- i considered as a definite answer, isbtion. "it wa explained. The separate grievances and claims Mr. Hines' refusal to grant the em- I of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train picyes' demands apparently was based j men were not included by Mr. Hines entirely on the fact that federal con- in the data sent to the! White House, trol soon will cease. The director W. G. Lee, president of the trainmen, general was understood to have kept will confer again tomorrow with Mr. His ansle consistently before the ! Hines. anion men. together w ith the argu-1 In a statement tonight. President .-unit thst it would be unfair to the I Lee declared that the government had Lhousands of owners of railroad stock i not succeeded in reducing the cost 'of eurj..ratioi:B v hen tn government vouM he r"sp"n-th!e for the revenues jhtained !o.- s i bri.-f a period. Mr. !l.a--s sun tre union represenr- t:v-s h.td presented ihi ir views with j "aid'-itv and irjnkness" and that, ' t h: ti" conference had not solved j V;e pruWen--s bef irv it, the real is- . f'tvs involved now were more clearly j ivclnnMt thm at anv time since the I vrx'if demands were first presented ! iitt .Tu!v. In explanation of his ac the tiun. the direr-tor general issued foltowin statement: -Kim-e February 3, the director gen eral b:s had frequent conferences with the chief executives of the rail read labor organizations for the pur pose, of devising means for disposing f the pending claims for wage in creases. IHiring these conferences the exeiive of the labor organizations TRAFFIC IN NEW YORK ! STILL HAMPERED BY SNOW Xew Tork, Fe"o. 11--For the first time in nearly a week surface cars appeared today ' in lower Broadway and other parts of the city, but they carried no passengers. They were wvrk cars sent out to dig ice off the tracks and were followed by hun dreds of uniformed moiormen and conductors armed with pioks, shov els and scrapers; When service will I resumed remains problematical. A bright sun again today helped the street cleaning army to open the thoroughfares, but Arnold McStay, street cleaning commissioner, said it wouid be at least a fortnight before the streets are free from snow and ice even if there are no more storms. All traffic was barred from Lafayette etreet today so that one lateral thor oughfare could be cleaned for vehicu lar traffic. The menace to health has become so grave that Health Commissioner Copeiand suggested that individuals owning trucks or care carry' their garbage to the city dumps. Several of the large buildings in lower Manhattan employed hot water and live steam carried from boilers by pipe lines to melt away ice cov ering coal chutes and basement en trances. The water front streets were filled with struggling masses of motor trucks and horse-drawn vehicles. DEVELOPMENTS IN SOCIALIST ASSEMBLYMEN HEARING Albany. X." Y ' Feb. 11. The close sf today's session of the trial before ;he assembly judiciary committee of .he five suspended socialist assembly si en charged with disloyalty was narked by two developments denial ay Chairman Martin of preliminary notions by the defense to strike out nearly half the evidence introduced ?y the state and an ineffectual effort sy Assemblyman William W. Pellett, mmittee member, to have that body recommend to the assembly dismis sal of all charges on the ground of insufficient proof. Jir. Peilett. a New Tork republican, proposed dismissal at an executive p-ssion vailed at his request after the le&rinjr had been adjourned until next Tuesday on motion by the defense. Chairman Martin, who made light of the Pellett action, stated after the ueeting that '.'only an informal die tusslon" of the proposal had taken liace. and that it then had been tabled intil next Tuesday. Mr. Pellett nade no formal motion, according to Mr. Martin, and no vote was taken. (.LAVE-3 FATE IN HANDS OF PRESIDENT CARRANZA "Vera Cmz. Mexteo. Feb. 1L The urt martial which has been trying eneran Oaudencio de la Llave. the fcrnwr federal general recently cap tared while leading rebels, has been ispended bv order of President tarranxa and the prisoner placed at fce disposition of the president. It is eheved that the general will be trought to Mexico City and judged ry the ctril authorities. freneml De Iji Uave is 73 years old fid manv pleas have been made in M behalf for clemency. OF RAILWAY BEFORE PRESIDENT early termination of federal jcontrol, and is now laying before the president the representations of the executivs of the organizations and also his own report for the purpose o-t obtaining the President's decision in the premis es In any. event, the conferences have been decidedly hlpful in bringing out a clearer development as to the real issues Atlved and as to the charact er of evidence pertinent to those is sues and the discussion throughout has been characterized by courtesv as well as candor and with a sincere pur pose on the part of all to try to find a j summer and he. therefore , felt he could no longer hold the demands in abeyance. The trainmen," said Lee. "take the position that more than a reasonable time has since elapsed and that the cost of living has not been -reduced, but instead has been increased since that time, and that it is now up to the federal government to 'make good the pledge. made by the prsiflent in hia lPlLfr Ol losi August ju uiiuctawjuu labor. , "I expect to get the written answer of the director general to the train men's request at the next conference with him, after which the special com mittee of twenty officers and general chairman, authorized by tne inter national convention of the brother hood to handle the subject, .will take final action relative to its disposition." REV. HENRY W. STOUGH ACKNOWLEDGES INDISCRETION Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 11.- Rev. Hen ry W. Stough, of Wheaton. 111., an ev'ar.gelist, who is accused of having declared in one of his sermons that many men of the American army in France were "scum and riffraff," left here today after being relieved of his four -weeks contract in an evan- i gt?Mtii: campaign uy Luuijciaung clergymen. , Local ex-service men forced the is sue, as they took exception to the following remarks attributed to ; the evangelist: "When the draft law came into op eration every class cf society from the best homes in America through all grades of society down to the riff raff and the acum were included. In the name of patriotism. Christian parents permitted their girls to dance I in the arms of these men because they wore the khaki, not realizing that khaki does not change charac ter." Rev. Stough acknowledged making the statement to a committee of the local American Legion post. He said it was ill-timed and made an apology ior it. te aeciarea nis heart was loyal to the flag and the nation. CONDITIONS ARE NORMAL IN LEXINGTON, KY. Lexington, Ky., Feb. 11. Although General Francis C. Marshall, military governor of Lexington, declined to make a statement as to when the five hundred federal troops stationed in this city would leave for Camp Taylor, indications tonight were that the entire contingent will be on its way to Louisville before noon Thurs day. Conditions throughout the city are normal. v Lexington is sUll technically under martial law, altlrough all military re strictions were removed today. Five of the victims of Monday morning's rioting were buried this afternoon, three here and two at Ver sailles, Ky. Funeral services for James Massengale of Lexington, shot through the left lung during the riot and who died at a local hospital this afternoon, have not been announced. No other deaths are expecte. WOOD WOULD ACCEPT - I LODGE RESERVATIONS Chicago, Feb. 11 General Leonard Wood replying today to the request of Senator William E. Borah for views of republican presidential candidates on the league of nations and the peace treaty, said he believed "wfe should ac cept the league of nations as modified and safeguarded by existing Lodge reservations." DEPT STORE IN NEW HAVEN DAMAGED $60,000 BY FIRE New Haven,' Corn.. Feb. 12 Fire early this morning in the Edward Mal ley Company department store caused damage estimated at $60,000, The flames originated in the store bakery on the third floor, where grease caught fire. Water and smoke caused most of the loss, mainly In the shoe and rug departments. Denmark: has about 85 head of cat tle to every IfO Inhabitants. EMPLOYES Cabled Paragraphs SchleaWig Plebiscite. Copenhagen, Feb. 11. While the plebiscite in the nrst. Schleswig zone passed off without any serious trouble the rejoicings in Copenhagen were marked by isolated outbreaks of rody- ism. These culminated in a police statitfn being stormed, the police as saulted land persons arrested for dis orderly conduct released. Between midnight and three o'clock this morn ing huge enthusiastic crowds assem bled in the town hall square. The crowds marched to the king's palace singing and cheering for Schleswig's new sovereign, who, it is expected, will shortly cross the old border mounted on a white charger; 7" Armistice Concluded. London, Feb. 11. The conclusion of an armistice by the Letts with the bolsheviki is announced in a despatch received here this evening from Ri ga. . TO MAKE ELECTION IN MEXICO PEACEFUL Mexico City, Feb. 11 The seventeen governors and provisional governors of the republic who. have been conferring here, at their concluding session to day issued a lengthy manifesto to the nation which, in general, gives assur ances that the coming elections will be held peacefully and honestly. The governors of the various states, the manifesto says, will be responsible for law and order within their jurisdic tions during the election period. Twelve fundamental measures for irt.tr eiecciuiiH were auujjieu uy - me j governors, xnese include non-partici-patfon of the federal army in the elec tions; a guarantee of the right of suf frage; non-participation in the elec tions by public officials and others de pendent up the executive; a special provision as to when and how soldiers may vote and an arrangement by which a fair counting of the votes will be assured. HIGHER FOREIGN PRICES INCREASE IMPORTATION Washington, Feb. 11 High prices of the products of for eign countries have apparently no ter rors for the people of the United States. Does coffee double in price? The people of the L'nitecr States calm ly increase the quantity imported and treble the sums paid for it. Does su gar advance GO to 1000 per cent, in price? They increase the quantity im ported and consume a larger total than I ever before, the quantities brought in to the country advancing from. 7,000,- 000,000 pounds in 1918 to 10,000,000.000 pounds in 1919, and the wholesale price paid therefor from ' $375,000,000 to $530,000,000. Do hides and skins show an increase of 50 to 75 per cent.'.' The quantity imported doubles and the sums paid for the grand total trebles. Do diamonds and other precious stohee increase in price per carat? The quantity still further increases and the total imports jump from $50,000, 000 in 1918 to $100,000,000 in 1919. There are some of the facts reveo.led by an analysis by The National City Lank of New York of the latest import figures figures which show an in crease in stated values of our imports from $1,778,000,000 in 1915 to $3,904, 000,000 in 1919, an increase of about 120 per cent, in a short four year period. . ' 1 Prices abroad, says the bank's state ment, of many articles have doubled since the close of the war, but this fact has not deterred the people of the Unitted States in their importation of these higher price articles, but appar ently has rather .stimulated consump tion than otherwise. Coffee, as every body knows, has more than doubled in the import price in the single year 1919, advancing from less than 11c per pound in November 1918 to 24c per pound in September 1919, yet the quantity of coffee brought into the United States in the year just ended is greater than in any earlier year in the history of the trade, and the im port value in 1919 exceeds $250,000,000 as against $99,000,000 in 1918. The price' of cocoa jumped from -10c per pound in November 1918 to 20c per pound in August 1919, yet the quan tity imported in 1919 exceeds that of the preceding year, and the sums paid in 1919 are practically 50 per cent, greater than in 1918. Sugar, as every body knows, has reached a price hith erto unheard of, at least'in the mem ory of the present generation, and hard to get at that, yet all the sugar authorities now agree, with the state ment that the quantity consumed in the United States in 1919 is "the big gest ever", while official figures of the government show that the sums paid for that entering the ports of the Unit ed State in 1919 (including that from our own islands) is approximately $540,000,000 against approximately $350,000,0 00 in 1918, and $157,000,000 in the year preceding the war. In, manufacturing materials the ad vance in prices has been s great as that of foodstuffs, but this has not de terred the purchase from abroad. Raw silk, for example, shows- an advance in import price from $5.89 per pound in December 1918 to an average of $9.10 per pound in November 1919, and yet the quantity imported in 1919 is one- third more than in the preceding year, and the value of the importation about $550,000,000 in 1919 against $194,000, 000 in 1918. Calf skins, for which the leather consuming population seemed to have suddenly developed a special taste, have advanced in price from 18c per pound in November 1918 Jo 67p per pound in November 1919, and notwith standing this quadrupling in price, the quantity imported has jumped from less than 8,000,000 pounds in M18 to 65,000,000 pounds in 1919; and the value of the imports from $3,000,000 in 1918 to approximately- $35,000,000 In 1919. Goatskins more ,than doubled In im port price, advancing from an average of 42c per pound , in December 1918 to 93c per pound in November 1919, yet the quantity Imported Jujmped from 62,000,000 pounds in 1918 to 125,006,000 pounds in 1919, and the value of the importations from $34.000, 000 in 1914 Dafiburyv At a meeting of the mer-r cantile tmreal at the Chamber of Com- rmerce- rooms on West street it was de cided not to close on Lincoln's birth day, Feb. 12, but to oiose all day on Monday, Feb. 23. in" observance of Washington's nh-thdaj, and also Good Friday, April 2, Effort to Loosen the Volstead Act Representative Vare to Intro duce a Bill at Next Session Providing For 5 Per Cent. Beer. "Washington, Feb" 11. First definite declaratipn of an effort to amend the Volstead act, which limits the alco holic content of beverages to one-half of one per cent., was made in the house today by Representative Vare, republican, Pennsylvania, Who an nounced that at the next ' session of congress he would ' introduce a bill providing for the sale of five per cent. beer. GOV. EDWARDS ANSWERS BRYAN AND PALMER Trenton, N-. J., Feb. 11. Answering William J. Bryan's latest attack on him by declaring that personal liberty is involved in the question of prohi bition, and not merely to get a drink, Governor Edwards tonight issued a statement intimating ; that . Bryan's "hysterics" about prohibition was sim ply a mask to cover an attack on Dem ocratic National Chairman Cummings, who, the governor said, was a "form idable obstacle" to the Nebraskian's political designs. Mr. Edwards reit erated his determination to take the matter of prohibition before the dem ocratic national convention. "If it be true," Governor Edwards said, "that the remote places and the wilderness are able to send enough delegates to this convention, who either blindly Or stubbornly will IS Saturday, February 14th THE GREATEST 7 eject from the convention those who desire for each state a doctrine of per sonal liberty, then this is only another indication of the path along which the democratic party is to tread in the November - elections." Replying to Attorney General Pal mer's attack on him on the prohibi tion question, the governor said that the people'" would have little fatih in Mr. Palmer's prophesies, since his declaration that the deal he had made with the packers would force food prices down had been .followed by higher prices. "LET THE PROHIBITIONISTS SHOVEL THE SNOW" New Tork, Feb. 11. The difficulty that this city has had in obtaining snow snoveiers was given a new ex- planation today when numerous signs were stuck in the snowbanks through out the city carrying such inscriptions as "No beer, no work," and "Let the prohibitionists shovel the snow." A snow melting machine which threw streams of burning oil and iirhini, woo ia m tn v,oro Ka Canadian ralways with success was i , T?lere was no donate on the treaty tried on the snow barriers today but during the day's session, Senator proved a failure. Firemen condemned ' x e Presented his proposed modi the apparatus on the ground of the ! caons without comment except that danger of the burning oil flowing into j ne uPsired to have them printed for the sewers or being scattered by a strong wind. BAY STATE "DRY" TOWNS CONTINUE TO VOTE LICENSE Boston, Feb. 11. Although town meetings nowadays have only an academic interest in liquor licenses, three towns in this state reported yesterday a shift in sentiment from aridity of long standing to theoretical license. Provincetown yesterday re turned, the first license majority in its long history with a record of "Yes" 206; "No" 162 as compared with last year's, vote of "Yes" 60; "No" 130. Tyringham in the western part of the state also went license for the first time and Stockbridge, seat of the fashionable summer colony in the Berkshlres, which has been a steady advocate of no-license, voted license 112 to 79. REPORT OF DEATH OF BARON EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD New York, Feb. 11 A report of the death of Baron Edmond De Rothschild has just been received from Paris by the Zionist organization of America, according to an announcement made by the organization here tonight. Bar on Rothschild was 74 years old and the head of the French branch of the fa mous banking house. The activities of the late baron in helping Jews from Russia and Roumania establish col onies in Palestine made his name widely known. - His most successful achievements in the Holy Land were the founding of Petaeh Tikwah and Rishon Le Zion' colonies noted for their grape-growing industry. DENIES INHERENT RIGHT OF WORKERS TO STRIKE Washington, Feb. 11 Denial that any group of organized workers pos sess an inherent right to strike is con tained In a memorial to congress, formulated today at a conference here of representatives of four large farm ers' organizations, the National Grange, the American Farm Bureau Federa tion, the Cotton States Board and the Association of State Farmers0 Union Presidents. flew D;ft sf Aiticle ten Reservation Has Received Approval of . Senator Lodge Denounc ed by Senator Hitchcock as "a Surrender." - Washington, Feb. 11. Steps to eliminate many collateral issues of the peace treaty fignt were taken today on the floor of the senate while ne gotiations were being resumed pri vately for a compromise on the two principal points remaining in , contro versy. Article Ten and the Monroe Doctrine. ' Modification of eight of the fourteen republican reservations on the basis of agreements by the bi-partisan conference and-in a way said to be satisfactory to many democrats was proposed formally by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts republican . leader.. Four of the remaining six are said to have been already accepted without change by the democratic leaders, laving those which relate to Article Ten and the Monroe Doctrine as the only subjects of serious disagreement. Progress also was claimed in foe Article Teii negotiations a new draft of the reservations being declared by the mild reservation republicans to have received approval from Senator Lodge and "from some democratic friends of the treaty. The draft was denounced hy -Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, the democratic leader, how er, as constituting "not a compromise but a surrender' and much doubt re mained as to its ultimate acceptance. The new reservations said to have been drafted by a democrat, would DAY IN THE YEAR (A S deny this nations obligation to pre serve the inegrity of other - league members "by the use of its miKtary or nava forces, or by the economic boycott, or by any other means" un less congress acted in each specific case. Under the original republican draft the denial of rh article's obliga tions, is made directly and without the use of the explanatory lane-uag-e quoted. Senator Lodge's move in proposing iiiuuuji-auons was in accordance with a plan agreed on by republican lead ers several days ago. Not all of Che changes embodied in his proposal ,had uwn accepted Dy the democrats in the bi-partisan conference, it wai said, and some, democratic opposition was forecast to. part of the revised programme. The general imnrnn mOst quarters, however, was that i "vf5 ainerences could be disposed of without extended de.hate . The disagreement over the Mon roe Doctrine also was thrown into the background, the leaders apparently be lieyeing that it might be adjusted quickly if a compromise were renoh. eu on Article Ten. consideration when the ly comes before the senate again next week. He made no statement regard ing the new Article Ten reservation but the mild reservaticnists declared they were hopeful that later he would present it also. The text of this res ervation follows. "The United States obligation to preserve toy the use' of its military or naval forces, or by the economic boycott or by any other means, the territorial integrity or po litical Independence of any othtr country or to interefere in contro versies between nations whether merrtbers of the "league or not under th provisions of Article 10, or to em ploy the military or naval forces of the United States under any article of the treaty" for any purpose unless in any particular case the congress, wfrfoh under the constitution has the sole power to declare war, shall by act or jit resolution so provide." KOLCHAK WAS EXECUTED BY HIS OWN TROOPS London, Feb. 11. Admiral Kolchak,' " . . . un:u i' v iils ip w it iroops to prevent his rescue by white troops moving in the direction of Irkutsk for that purpose, according to a Copen hagen despatch to the Herald. The Moscow soviet sent a wireless mes sage asking his captors to spare his life, but the appeal was too late. The Moscow wireless service on Jan. 31 transmitted an extract from an article from the official bolshevik organ Pravda which said: "Only a few days ago Supreme Ruler Kolchak was hoisted on his sol diers' bayonets." KILLED MESSENGER AND GOT $30,000 PAYROLL Washington, . Feb. 11. Theft of the $30,000 payroll of the Aguilar Oil com pany at Tampico, Mexico, by robbers who killed the messenger carrying the money to the company's refinery and wounded three other men on the street ear where the holdup took place was reported today - to the state depart ment. The company is a British .cor poration but has many American stockholders. The robbers escaped Into the bruslk Condensed Teiegrams A shortage of eoal for school- and hospitals was reported in Boston. The French cabinet decided to aibolsh fixed prices for wheat harvest ed in 1920. Unfilled order of the United State Steel corporation on January 31 were 9,285,441 tons. - Nearly $7300,000 in gold bullion had been assembled at New York for ship ment, to South America, early next Week. i A general strike has been declared in the industrial region of Solingen an iron and steel center of Rhenish Prussia. . ' . Directors of the United Fruit Com pany increased to 12 per cent, the div ilend rate on the capital stock of the company. Egypt is "bursting with wealth" ac cumulated" from cotton, says acorre spodent iof the London Daily Express in Cairo. . It was authoritatively denid that Germany had informed Belgium of the annulment of the. Germano Belgian financial agreement. The ' Japanese government ' is nego tiating with the Alexandrovsk author ities for the evacuation of the Japan ese populate; irom uieciiy. Advices from Fiume announce that preparations are toeing made there for resistance against a compromise settlement of the Adriatic dispute. - Notices which are being sent to dnmni rvf Weslevan university give infra-mutinn" that the 'group plan" of future class reunions has been adopt ed. , , ' - - Spontaneous combustion in cotton wa.ste caused damage estimated at $50,000 -to the trig textile plant of the Pay Cotton Company at Woonsocket, R. I. bnlsheviki have captured Alexandrovsk, capital of the Island of Sakhalin, and fear is telt that rne radtciy forces nKy enter iptati proper. Two men and ; one woman wort drowned at Manchester.. N. H., when' attempting to cross the partly frozen Merrimack river in South' Manchester by boat. America ha sounded France on the subject of toJbaoco- monopoly . for France being farmed out to the United States for a period of twenty five years. , Germany is preparing a list contain ing thre names of allied soldiers and high officials who are accused by the Berlin government "of violations of ths laws of war. An immediate nation-wide religious educational campaign, .was among the plans o the inter -enurch world move ment conference which is how lii sea-1 sion in New , York. : ?' Several Massachusetts - towns and insritiFtions were beq ueat-hed sums ratic-intr S-om $1,000 to $25,000 kv Thomas Prince, who died February i at Santa Barbara, Cal. , The wool auction sales wen re sumed in London. Bidding, was ac tive, r Fine grades were . unchanged, but medium and coarse crossbred de clined five per cent, .y; Italians will emigrate to the United States this year than in the record year of 1913, when 375.000 left Italy s shores for . America in the opinion of American officials in Italy. . The recent efforts to stimulate the export trade of Great Britain to as sist in righting the exchange position are indicated in the London Board of Trade figures for January. ' Julius C. Stremlau, state prohibition enforcement officer, announced taat he had secured headquarters at the Allyn house in Hartford, where his office wil be maintained. Preliminary to his installation as chief executive of France, Paul De schanel, the president-elect, has pre sented his resignation as president o the Chamber of Deiputies. New York newspapers which faced a newsprint crisis last week and were forced to cut down their size, are re ceiving pa-per brought there on a spe citl freight train from Utica. Tte Finnish state council decided to create a 500-meter "no man's land" be tween Russia and Finland in order to suppress smuggling ad minimize the risk of pestilential contagion. Louis Leavitt, a Brooklyn manu facturer of white lead was indicted again on a charge of profiteering in 2,000 pounds of bacon .'which 'he had bought from the government. Present "excessive" and "onerous" second class mail rates were blamed as the major couse for suspension of 2500 newspapers since' July 1, 191S, by Victor Rosewater, of Omaha, Neb. Negotiations for the sale to ths French government of fttty wooden ships, ' aggregating $180,000 dead weight tdns are being conducted by the Anderson Overseas Corporation. A silver punch ladle used by George Washington while he was president was purchased for $1,000, at a sale of Washington .relics -at the galleries of the American Art Association in New York. - '-'-- The shipowner organization of Christiania, Norway, has asked the Norwegian government to make , an effort to-cancel the American coal contracts, which ca11 for 35,000 tons monthly. - George Lasbury former socialist member of tlje house of common news of whose projected trip to soviet .Rus sia caused considerable surprise in of ficial circles here arrived in Moa coiw on Sunday. , Charles John Williams of Methuen, Mass., was held in $2,500 bail on a charge of abduction in Brooklyn. He was arrested in the company of 17 year old Margaret Heantz, a Brook lyn girt, reported missing since Jan uary t. Eamon de Valera placed a " wreath on the grave In New Bedford, Mass., of - Captain George : S. Anthony, mas ter imarier, leader of the expedition that rescued the poet John Boyle O'Reiny and other Irish poiittcal pris oners SM Hiif sentence In Australia, SECURITIES Capture Made by Police in New York One of the Men Ar- rested Has'Confessed Complicity in Theft of More Than, $1,000,000 Worth of Stocks and Bonds From Wall Street Messengers in May and June Last Year -All Five: Were Held in $100,000 Bonds Each. ' ! New York, Feb. ll. With five ar rests in connection with the $5,000,000 securities theft plot.- the police claim to have- "nipped in the bud" here, the district attorney s office formally to day that pne of them had confessed to having taken part in stealing more than $1,000,000 worth of. stocks and bonds from ' Wall Street messengers in May and June last .year. All five were arraigned and held in $100,000 bonds each, charged -with suspicion of larceny of $107,700 worth of securities. . Deputy Assistant Dis-, trict Attorney Murphy asked for the high bail, declaring that Irving Gluck had made a confession implicating himself and the others in the $1,000, 000 thefts. . - Edward Furey, a' chauffeur, and designated by the district attorney's office a- the "master mind" in the al leged plot, made the acquaintance . of REORGANIZATION OF THE- PENN. RAILROAD SYSTEM Philadelphia, Feb.' 11. Radical changes in the operation of the Penn sylvania Railroad system With a re organization of officials affecting many of the higher officers. Was an nounced tonight by Samuel Rea, the president of the company, to become effective when the railroads are turn ed back to their private owners. The system -will be divided into four re gions Eastern, Central, Northwest ern and Southwestern with each in charge of a vice president. The re spective headquarters will be at Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago and St. Louis. ;-. The ' saparation in organization that has existed since iS70 between the lines east anj west of Pittsburgh is to be abandoned, the announce ment! said, and the system will be come a unit in all that concerns its service to the public. Instead of having a dividing line as at present at Pittsburgh, one of the busiest railroad centers in the country, the whole territory between Altoona, Pa, on the east, Buffalo on the north and Columbus and Crestline, Ohio, on the west, will comprise the central re gion. The eastern region will ' extend from New Tonk to Altoona and to Washington on the south. The north western region will -fextend from Co lumbus and Crestline to Chicago, and the southwestern will """he "bounded roughly by . Columbus,' Cincinnati and St. : Louis. . . . Each regional . vice president win have a complete staff, including a general manager in charge of opera- iiewin: manager in cnar&e or all matters affecting traffic and rates. DIFFERENCE IN IDEAS IN LONDON AND PARIS Paris, Feb. . 11. (Havas). Conl menting on the speech, of Premier Lloyd George in the British house of commons yesterday with reference to Russia, the evening newspapers are unanimous in remarking that there is a difference in the ideas expressed f London and those voiced in Paris Ly Former Premier Clemenceau and af terwards by Premier Millerand concerning Russia and Turkey. They insist on collaboration and frank in tercourse between France and Eng land on these subjects. The newspapers express the- hope that the coming conference of pre miers in London will cause all dif ferences to disappear. Concerning the declaration of Earl Curzon, British secretary of foreign affairs, with regard to possible revis ion of the peace treaty, Captain An dre Tardieu, interviewed by La. Li berte today said that only that which existed cou!d be improved and in or der that the treaty might exist it must be applied. . NO ANSWERS FOR FORMER GERMAN CROWN PRINCE Wieringen, Holland. Feh. 11. As far as the villagers of Wieringen know, former Crown Prince Frederick Wil liam of Germany has not received any answer to his telegrams sent to the kings of Great Britain, Belgium and Italy, the emperor of Japan and the presidents of the United States and France offering to surrender to the allies for trial. Through his aide, Frederick William sent word to The Associated Press correspondent today that he could not answer any questions on the subject of his offer. The former crown priv busied himself today in a boxing bout bout with a professional instructor who came to wieringen from Amster dam this morning. POLAND NEEDS 400000 TONS OF AMERICAN GRAIN Washington, Feb. 11. Poland needs 400,000 tons of Ameican grain to avert starvation until her harvests next September, according to Stanis laus J. Arct, newly arrived here from Warsaw to act as plenipotentiary of the Polish government in food matters.- "".('" Even with - American grain - the Poles, Mr. Arct said, will suffer from under-nourishment. At present, he stated, all non-producers are on ra tions of ISO grams daily per .person, or about 120 grams below normal. Soldiers, teachers and .' workers, he said, receive- the largest rations. IDAHO THE 30TH STATE TO RATIFY SUFFRAGE Boise, Idaho, Feb. 11. Idaho's leg islature in special .session today rati fied the woman's suffrage amendry it to the national constitution by large majorities in both houses. In the senate -the vote was 29 to 6 with six members absent or not voting. Idaho is the' thirtieth state to ratify. BOLSHEVIKI ADVANCE IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA London. Feb. 11 The war office announces that ' the' Bolsheviki in southern Russia , ive crossed the Sea of Azov fro i, Taganrog and succeeded in. gain.' r a footiner on the southern coast be veen the Don and l'ev-i rivers, THEFT PLOT Joseph Gluck, Irving's brother, by' representing himself to be a city fie-: tective, according to the confession, announced by Murphy. Furey exhib ited a badge and revolver when . he-, called at the store of the Gluck boy's father, and later demanded a share' in the spoils of the robberies which ; he urged be continued, according to Murphy. Joseph Gluck gave Furey $1,750 in.') cash, a $1,600 diamond ring and an' automobile to keep from being r-; rested by him on Furey's first call,', the alleged confession continued. The roster of those arraigned to- -day included Joseph and Irving Gluck, brothers, Herbert and Rudolph Bu nora, also brothers, and Furey. The securities they are alleged to have stolen include American Tobacco, Missouri Pacific Railroad, Crucihl Steel, Ryan Petroleum and. Aetna Ex--plosives stock. ASSIGNMENT OF REGIMENTS , FOR RECRUITING PURPOSES (Special to The Bulletin.) Washington, Feb. 10. Secretary Baker has written members of con gress that in allocating the perma nent establishment of regiments hm had in mind bringing about "a closef relationship and increased, respect) and cordiality between the citizens inj uniform and the - citizens out of uni-" form, sentiments which are necessary if we are to build up a real citizen, army backed by good will and affec tion of the people." The secretary states that the new army is to km based on the principles of a typical American institution and be made a part of the people. He urges "that tha people become acquainted with "th advantages accruing to the citizen ia. unuorm m military, educational vo cational and recreational training." The allocation for New Englandl states for recruiting purposes is as follows: Infantry: Connecticut: 43rd Regiment, Col. Faison, Camp Lee .Va,, Maj. Gen. Bundy; Massachusetts: 36th RegiJ ment. Col. Parmenter, Camp Devens. Maj. Gen. McCain; Maine, New . Hampshire, Vermont. Rhode Island. 13th regiment, Col. Haskall, port of embarkation Hoboken, Maj. Gen. Shanks; New England states Field, Artillery, 1st regiment, Col. Pennell4 Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Maj. Gen. Hinds New England - Coast ' "Artillery , 42nd regiment. Col. Watson, Camp Eustis, Va., Brig. Gen. H. Hagood. Cavalry 3rd regiment. Col. Brett, Fort Myer. Fort Ethan Allen. BRITAIN WILLING FOR 1 ' FINANCIAL CONFERENCE j London, Feb. 11. J. Austen Cham-I berlain, chancellor of the exchequer, announced today that the government was willing to participate in an inter national financial conference if invited by One of the neutral nations o rny tha league of nations, on being satisfied that the conference would assume a really representative - character. The announcement of Mr. C'hamber- ; lam was made in reply to a recent me morial from bankers and others. The , chancellor said that the government ! TVhAj 1 1 ... iimftt it ausoiuxeiy clear tnat in the event of Great Britain's par ticipation the govemment could not support or take a share in any scheme involving an addition to the liabilities of Great Britain for expendl-' ture in America. - PERMITS FOR AMERICANS v ' ) IN TAMPICO OIL FIELDS Washington, Feb. 11. 'Permits ts continue drilling in the Tampico oil fields have been granted several Amer ican companies 'by the Mexican gov- ernment pending the passage of a law covering oil concessions, according ta official advices from Tampico today. The permits will release about 68,000 barrels of petroleum daily from proved -wells that had been stopped by Presi dent Carranza's previous devrees for bidding work in the fields. In addi tion, work will begin on fifty new j wells. j This information was conveyed by , the state- department at once to the ' shipping board, which recently was unable to obtain satisfactory bids for 35,000,000 barrels of oil. COAL FOR NEW ENGLAND TO BE GIVEN PRIORITY Hartford, Conn., Feb. 11. All coal consigned to New England will be '. given priority over all other , freight t for 72 hours, according to an order issued by Director General of Rail- ! roads Hines. Word to this effect was contained in a telegram received late today by E. Kent Hubbard, president of the Manufacturers Association of j Connecticut, from Congressman Lon- j ergan. It follows: "Railroad admm istrator has ordered that. a 11 coal bill ed to New England go through for 72 hours with priority over . all freight." WILL NOT CHANGE THE , QUEBEC PROHIBITION LAWS Quebec. Feb. 11. The present leg islature will not change the Quebec prohibition laws, which allow the sale of light wines and beers, Walter Mitchell, .provincial treasurer, told a delegation .which called upon "him to- , day. Both liquor interests and pro hibitionists have sought amendment!" hut the treasurer said that the laws which have been in force nln months, have not had a fair trial. "The people voted for the law by an overwhelming majority; and ev ery effort should be made to give It a -fair trial," he said. GENERAL WRANGEL IS TO SUCCEED DENIKINE . Budapest, Feb. 11' General Denl kine will be superseded in active com mand of the an tt -bolshevik forces on the southern Russian front by the 30 year old General Wrangel. it is re ported, by persons returring from southern Russia. General Wrangel's Cossacks have long 'been the backbone of the resistence to the bolsheviki. ac cording to these travelers."-" who say that General Deniklne is too old and I worn out by poiittcal and military 1 difficulties to handle the situation. . 1 ..-3 .