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12 PAGES-92 COLUMNS ' PRICE TWO CENTS VOL LXII NO. 40 POPULATION 29,919 SECRETARY AT THE I OF STATE LANSING RESIGNS, STANCE OF PRESIDENT WILSON; CORRESPONDENCE PUNGENT I N CANDOR President Wilson Accuses Lansing of Usurping Powers Ex clusively Presidential in Calling Into Conference Heads of the Executive Departments and Informed Him That Further Occupancy of Office Would Prove Embarrassing Secretary Lansing, in Forwarding His Resignation, After Disclaiming Any Intent to Forestall the Presidents Judgment or to Express Opinions Only Such as He Con ceived to Be a Function of the Secretary of State, Closed by Sar'ng He Leaves the Office With "Profound Relief Under-Secretary of State Polk to Act Until President Wilson Appoints a Successor to Lansing. .V.ishingtnn. Fob. 13. Robert an.ng ended his career as secretary of sale today after President Wilson had accused him of usurping the powers of president by calling meet ings of the cabinet during Mr. Wil stiii s illness. Air. Ijuns.ns denied that he had sought or intended to usurp the pres id. ntial authority. He added, how- that he believed i men ana sun following statement: Secretary Lansing has resigned and Cabled 'Paragraphs Berard Vice President French Cham ber. Parisi Fob. 13. (Havas.) The chamber of deputies today elected Leon Berard, former minister of in struction, vice president of the cham ber. M. Berard succeeds Raou Peret, who was elected president of the chamber on Thursday. afford me an opportunity to select some one whose mind would more willingly go along with mine. I need not tell you with what re luctance I take advantage of your suggestion, or that I do so with the kindliest feeling. In matters of trans cendent importance like this the only wise course is a course of perfect candor, where personal feeling Is as Elihu Root Selected by Council of League As One of Twelve Interna tional Jurists to Organize a World's Court of Jus tice. , London, Feb. 13 fBy the A. P.). The council of the league of nations transacted its first international busi ness in St. James' palace today with the naming of Elihu Root as one of ewelve international jurists to be in vited to form a committee for planning the organization of a world's court of justice. The United States was not represented at the council. Today's meeting was for the pur pose "of making public and openly rat ifying the results of the council's se cret deliberations. TEACHERS URGED TO CARRY CAUSE BEFORE THE PEOPLE his resignation has been accepted, j much as possible left out of the reck taking effect today, following is me onme. correspondence between the presia-ent and Secretary Lansing. -vc-r. ' and that they were "proper j attention to considerations which I do not care to dwell upon The Whitp House . Washington, 7 February 1920. My Dear Mr. Secretary: Is it true, as I have been told that during my illness you have frequently called the heads of the executive departments t.t-'ieed that the cabinet conlerences j (f the government into conierence i: ii were - for the best interests of the ; jt is. I feel it my duty to call your r tu and necessary" because of the presi dents n, million. As !he record stands Mr. Lansing trni-red his res.gnation and Mr. Vt :l.'On accepted it. The resignat.on was ffervd. however, only after the president. under date of February 7, had written asking if it were true that Mr. lansing had called cabinet meetings and .V"ng thiit i such . ! tne iase he, felt it necessary to say ihat "under our constitutional U.w and practice, as developed hith erto, no one hut the president has the rl-ht to summon the heads of the i-uut.ve departments into conCer e." Mr. Lansing answered two days ianr last Monday saying he had called the cabinet .cijiiferences be cause he and others of the presi dents official family "felt that, in v:ew of thf fact that we were denied communication with you. it was wise fur us to confer informally together c-n matters as to which action i .iilcl not be postponed until your n.idi'al advisers permitted you to p:isc upon them."' The secretary concluded by saying thut if Mr. Vi ilson no longer had confidence in him he was ready to "r.exe you f any embarrassment by piai ing my resignation in your hinds.'' Th- president repjied last Wednes day that he was much" disappoint ed" by Mr. Lansing's letter regard ir.c "ihe so-called cabinet meetings." He sa d he found nothing in the sec retary's letter "which justifies your a'imption of presidential authority hi su h a matter" and added that he "must frankly take advantage of Very sincerely yours, (Signed) WOODROW AYILSON. Hon. Robert Lansing, Secretary of State. ' The Secretary of State, Washington, Feb. 12, 1920. Mv Dear Mr. President: I wish to thank yqu sincerely for your candid letter of the 11th in which you state that my resignation would be accept HaTttford. Co., Feb. 13. Urgent appeals to teachers that they should carry their cause actively before the people generally, and that they should support the famithe-Towners bill, now before congress, specifically were made today by Hugh S. Magill of Spring field, III., field secretary of the Nation al Education association, and George D. Strayer of the teachers' college of Columhia university, in addresses be fore the general meeting of the Con necticut State Teachers' association at the Hartford High school. Stanley H. Holmes of New Britain, president of tin? association, presided. The atten- Opposed to Sale of Former German Ships Sharp Debate in Senate Several Resolutions Pre sented Proposing to Block the Action. Washington, Feb. IS. Vigorous op position to shipping board plans for the sale of thirty former German pas senger liners broke out in the senate today, expressed in sharply critical debate and presentation of several res olutions proposing to "block the action. While the debate was in progress other developments came thick and Barton Payne, chairman of the board, appeared before the senate commerce committee to explain the whole affair, and after hearing him the committee, through its chairman, Sen ator Jones of Washington, reported to the senate that no immediate action was necessary. No action accordingly was taken. At the White House there was made public a letter concerning the pro posed sale sent by Mr. Payne to the president, which remarked on the "vicious but characteristic attack against the shipping board emanatinp from a certain quarter regarding the sale of the ex-German passenger ships." In the District of Columbia supreme court v llliam Randolph Hearst of New York, appearing as a taxpayer, filed an application for an injunction to prevent the proposed sale of the ships at auction Monday. The court issued an order requiring the board to Condensed Telegrams curred in Greek Macedonia and 6a lonki. Former New York State Senator George ' A. Dairies died at Buffalo. Raoul Peret was elected president of thja French Chamber of Deputies. Steamship Yarmouth of the Black Star Line weighed anchor and sail ed for Havana, American troops guarding the Si berian Railway are toeing withdrawn from Vladivostok. . . The 1600 undergraduates of Welles ley College, Mass.', were placed under quarantine restrictions. Premier Lloyd George declared he would introduce the Irish Home Rule ino the Ho us next week. George H. Whitcher of Concord, was appointed today federal prohibition director for New Hampshire. For the first time in four seasons, Enrico Caruso cancelled an engage ment because of a slight cold. I January output of steel ingots amounted to -2,966,662 tons, compared with 3,107,778 tons for previous month. According to reports members of the Spanish ministry assembled to consider affairs of immediate import ance. , - until I ! able to you, since it relieves me of learn from von vourself that this is j the responsibility for action which 1 the fact. UndVr oifc- constitutional j have been contemplating and which 1 law and practice, as developed hith erto, no one but the president has the right to summon the heads of the executive departments into con- ference and no one but the president ancj the congress has the right to ask their views or the views of any one of them on any public question. I take this matter up with you be cause in the development of very constitutional system, custom and precedent are of the most serious con sequence, and I ithink we wWl all agre in desiring not lead in any wrong direction. I have therefore, taken the liberty of writing you to ask you this question, and I am sure you will be glad to answer. I am happy to learn from your re now take without hesitation as it meets your wishes. I have the honor, therefore, to ten der you my resignation as secretary of state, the same to take effect at your convenience. In thus severing our official asso ciation I feel, Mr. President, that I should make the following statement which I had prepared recently and which will show you that I have not been unmindful that the continuance of our present relations was impos sible and that I realized that it was clearly my duty to bring them to an end at the earliest moment compati ble with the public interest. Ever since January, 1919, I have been conscious of the fact that you cent note to Mrs. Wilson that your ! no longer were disposed to welcome T0DA IS strength is returning. Cordiallv and sincerely votirs, WOODROW WILSON. Hon. Robert Lansing, Secretary of State. The Secretary of State Washington. February 9, 1920. My Dear Mr. President:-- It is true that frequently during your illness I requested the heads o? the executive departments of the government to meet for informal conference. Shortly after you were taken ill in Octdber certain members of the cab inet, of which I was one, felt that, in view of the fact that we were de nied communication with you, it was I wise for us to confer consideraibly I together on inter-departmental mat i ttr9 na to which action could not be your kind suggestion" to resign. . postponed until your medical advis- Hefore this letter was written, the er8 permitted you to pass upon them, day for th regular cabinet meeting j Aecordtnerlv I. as the ranking member. i.-i-t Tue.---d.iv had passed and the c nrrepondenc-e discloses why the cab.net did not meet, tin the same day that he received this letter from the president. Mr. Lansing announced that he had written other cabinet of ficers that he wouid not call any more cabinet conferences for the present. but no explanation was offered. I i'.ut the differences between the president long pre-dated the first cabinet call by Mr. I-ansing, which was issued last October 5, seven days after rMr. Wilson returned from his western speaking tour and took to his bed. They began at the peace conference in Paris, as Mr. Lansing discjosc-d in his final letter to the president, under date of yesterday, and had continued since that time one of the chief differences being oer the government's attitude to wari Mexico. When the cabinet met on October 5. Joseph p. Tumulty, private secre tary to the president, issued a for ma! statement explaining the reasons for the conference. He said: "The cabinet was called to consider questions in which more than one de partment was concerned and also to discus the industrial conference." la his statement. Mr. Tumulty said that Rear Admiral Grayson. Mr. Wil son's jhys.cian. was present and "suggested that only urgent matters 1 wrought to" the president's atten tion. Thereafter until thic week the cab inet met more or less regularly. Dur ing the coal strike it met twice a week in an effort to avert the walk out of the miners and several weeks ao it was decided to have meetings every Tuesday and Friday. During the coal wage controversy the president was said at the White House to have been advised of the meetings and to have been kept in formed as to the progress his advis ers were making toward a settlement of the controversy. He finally took the matter out of the cabinet's hands and suggested a settlement which the miners accepted. Mr. Lansing accompanied the pres ident to Paris in December, 1918. as one of the American peace delegates but hi? friends have said that while Mr. Lansing was at the peace con ference Mr. Lansing was virtually without authority and that naturally he frit this keenly since the other al lied and associated countries were represented by their premiers and not the beads of their governments. During the president's illness the Mexican Issue again came to the front with the kidnapping aiuj sub sequent arrest of American Consular Agent Jenkins in Mexico. After the Jenkins ra.se had been discussed at caoin meetings presided over by Mr. Lansing, the state department sent a note to Carranza bluntly warning him that further "molesta tion" of Jenkins would "seriously af fect the relations between the United Ftafes and Mexico, for which the gov ernment of Mexico must assume sole responsibility." President Wilson was advised of a situation which apparently had grown acute and he wag said at the time to pave personally taken charge of the matter. The Mexican government de layed it reply for some time and lubsequently Jenkins was released sn bail. The state department issued the requested the members of the cab inet to assemble for such informal conference, and in view of the mutual benefit derived the practice was con tinued. I can assure you that it never entered my mind that I was acting unconstitutionally or contrary to your wishes, and there certainly was no intention on my part to as sume powers and exercise functions which under the constitution are ex clusively confided to the president. During these troublous times when many difficult ana vexatious ques tions have arisen and when in the circumstances I have been deprived of your guidance and direction, it has been my constant endeavor to carry out your policies as I understood them and to act in all matters as I believed vou would wish me to act. If. however, you think that I have tailed in my. loyalty to you and if you no longer have confidence in' me and prefer to have another conduct our foreign affairs, I am of course ready, Mr. President, to relieve you of any embarrassment bv placing my resignation in your hands. I am, as always. Faithfully yours, , ROBERT LANSING. ' The White House Washington, 11 February, 1920. My Dear Mr. Secretary: I am very much disappointed in your letter of February ninth in reply to mine ask ing about the so-called cabinet meet ings. You kindly explain the motive of these meetings and I find nothing in your letert which justifies' your assumption of presidential authority in such a matter. You say you "felt that, in view of the fact that you were denied communication with me, it was wise to confer informally to gether on inted-departmental matters and matters as to which action could not be postponed until my medical advisers permitted me" to be seen and consulted, but I have to remind you, Mr. Secretary that no action could be taken without toy the cabinet, and therefore, there could have been no disadvantage in awaiting action with regard to matters concerning whioh action could not have been taken without w. This affair, Mr. Secretary, only deepens a feeling that was growing upon me. While we were still in Pans, I felt, and have felt increas Ingiy ever - since, that you accepted my guidance ana direction on ques tions with regard to which I had to instruct you only with increasing re luctance, and since my return to Washington I have been struck by the nurrtber of matters in which you have apparently tried to forestall my judgment by formulating action and merely asking m yapproval when it was impossitde for me to form an Independent judgment because I had not had an opportunity to examine tbe circumstances with any degree of independence I, therefore, feel that I must frank ly take advantage gf your kind sug gestion that if I sho3 prefer to have another to conduct our foreign affairs you are ready to relive me of any embarrassment by placing your resignation in my hands, for I must say that it would relieve me of em barrassment, Mr. Secretary- the em barrassment of feeling your reluctance and divergence of jurgment, -if your my advice m matters pertaining to tne negotiations in fans, to our for eign service, or. to international af fairs in general. Holding these vii-ws, I wouid, if I had consulted my personal inclination alone, have re signed as secretary of state and as a commissioner to negotiate peace. I felt. however., . that, such a stejx might t have . been misinterpreted both at home and abroad, and that it was my duty to cause you no embarrassment in carrying forward the great task in which you were then engaged. Possibly I erred in this, but if I did it was with the best of motives. When I returned to Washington in the latter part of July, 1919, my per sonal wish to resign had not changed, but again I felt that loyalty to you and my duty to the administration compelled me to defer action as my resignation might have been miscon strued into hostility to the ratifica tion of the treaty of peace or at least into disapproval of your views as to the form of ratification. I therefore, remained silent, avoiding any com ment on the frequent reports that we were not in full agreement. Subse quently your serious illness, during which I have never seen you, imposed upon me the duty at least I con strued it to be my duty to remain in charge of the department of stale un til your health permitted you to as sume again . full direction or foreign affairs. Believing that that time had ar rived, I had prepared iy' resignation, vwien my oniy uouoi as to the pro priety of placing it in your hands was removed by your letter indicat ing that it would be entirely accept able to you. I think, Mr. President, in accord ance with the frankness which has marked this correspondence and for which I am grateful to you. that I canuot perm.t to pass unchallenged tne imputation that in calling into informal conference the heads of the executive departments I sought to usurp your presidential authority. I had no such intention, no such thought. I believed then and 1 believe now that the conferences, which were held, were for the best interests of your administration and of the re public, and that belief was shared' by others whom I consulted. I further believe that the conferences were proper and necessary in the circum stances and that I would have been derelict in my duty if I had failed to act as (I did. I also feel, Mr. President, that can dor compels me to gay that I cannot agree with your statement that I have tried to forestall your judgment in certain cases by formulating ac tion and merely asking your appro val when it was impossible for you to iorm an independent judgment be Fred Gray, suffering from influenza, asphyxiated, himself at Boston and nearly caused the death of his two sons. RUM MEN TO ABIDE BY THE WHITE HOUSE DECISION . ' " ' . . ... , h President W. G. Lee Announces That All the Railroad Union, Are "Bound by the Decision" Negotiations of the Ua ion Railroad Empployes For an Increase in Pay Practical ly Are Suspended Until the Rail Properties Again Are in . the Hands of Their Owners. ' Washington, Feb. 13. Negotiations of the union railroad employes for an increase in pay practically were sus-; pended tonight until the rail proper ties again are in the .hands of their owners. There remained as a finale only the presentation to President Wilson the union reply to his state ment given them earlier in the day, and this likely will be- sent to the White House tomorrow morning. Union officials conferred for six hours on the president's statement but they steadfastly refused to divulge its contents, on which White House offi cials likewise maintained absolute silence. Nor would the union chiefs the committee whlcu has been repre senting the maintenance employes nowever, denied tins put declare there had been no decision to call ofa the strike which has been set fort Tuesday, After Mr. Hirtes had given the ad- ministration's final word to Mr. Lee'sH organization, the trainmen's president! announced he regarded the White House decision "as binding on our union as well as the others." Al-J though Mr. Lee declined to' discussl the next move he would make, it wain understood he would not break from.! tne other organizations. It was indi cated also that he would permit the wage agreement, notice of abrogation give any information as to their reply, j of which was given for Feb. 23, to re- Munson liner Munomar arrived at New York from Cuba with 26 pas sengers and a cargo of 2.611 tons of ter.to the Brotherhood of Maintenance Director General Hines conferred briefly late today with W. G. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Rail way Trainmen, and a committee from his organization. This conference, so far as the railroad administration is concerned, was said to conclude the series of meetings on the wage ques-ti"i. Mr. Hlnps also Inte today sent a let- sugar. General Nigar, Italian commander of the Adriatic, wno was taken pris oner by troops of DAnnunzior was released. Lake seamen want an eight hour day and will probably take action during the next three weeks to se cure it. . The German list of the accused per sons demanded by the Entente will be published within a few days it is announced. The 1600 undergraduates of Welles ley College were under quarantine re striction because of a mild outbreak of influenza. of Way Employes restating his atti tude toward that group's strike. He did not make public the nature of his communication but it was hinted he had informed the maintenance work ers they could expect nothing further in the wav of wage increases from the railroad administration. Members of main in effect until the termination oCI ieaerai control. Members of his com mittee seemed to accept this as theiri chief's stand. The general attitude of the unlonM omciais, atter being made acquainted' wjLii me presment s statement. In aj conference on the south lawn of the! White House, was plainly one of dis-4 appointment. Kome qf them were. openly dissatisfied but the more con- seryativeleaders urged that they bide) wine in me nope or success alonOT The reply of the railroad the president will be submitted to thW wnne House at ii o'clock tomorrow: by the committee which saw Mr. W11- son today. NOTE TO JUGOSLAVIA REGARDING FIUME THE GREATEST DAV IN THE JEAR r - FOR BARGAINS : f Major general Allen in command of American forces' in Europe ordered home American soldiers who married European girls. , Grain elevator of Sitley &, Sons, Inc., Camden. N. J., with a storehouse and o ce building, wa-s burned, caus ing a loss of ? 150,000. The Colonial state bank of New port News, Va., with deposits of $1. 500,000 closed its doors today and was placed in the hands of a receiver. dance taxed the capacity of the hall. show cause Monday why a temporary "We are facing such a serious sit- injunction should not be issued, nation educationally," said President Chairman Payne assured the senate Holmes in his brief introductory ad- committee, "and his assurances were dress, "that it has seemed proper to j repeated to the full senate, that the offer a program entirely different from I board would merely receive bids Mon the usual. Our schools are suffering day for the vessels and would report from a lack of a sufficient number of ' tbe results to the senate before acting, competent teachers. Educational op- 'He met charges that the sale of the portunity is not, as it should be, equal for all. The situation cf the teacher must be made more satisfactory to the good of all and more attractive to the teacher. The time has gone by when we should sit and wait, leaving it to the ".niblic to do what needs to be done, as we have in the past. The time to begin in Connecticut is here and now. And I have great hopes that such ac tion will be taken here as will lead to the institution of an active campaign for the betterment of educational con ditions throughout this state." vessels to a single purchaser for $2S. 000,000 was intended with a flat denial but repeated nis own conclusion that Government telegraph clerks of Kingston, Jamaica, notified the post master unless they receive substan tial increase in wages they will re Alpine rescue party returned to Bernina Mountain, reporting it was impossible to . even recover the bodies of three men who had fallen into a crevasse. The Rev. Henry Pitt Page, a retir- er Congregationalism died at East Hartford, Conn., aged 81, lacking one day. Mr. Page, a native of Gilman ton, N. H. London, Feb. 13. The supreme council today agreed on a note to Jugoslavia regarding Fiume, which it is intimated plainly informs the Jugo slavs that some agreement must be reached soon if quiet is to be expected in the Adriatic. Premier Nitti of Italy is reported to be satisfied with the note prepared today. Although M. Trumbitch, the Jugo slav foreign! minister, is in London, he was not called into the conference to day. The council's note will probably be handed him tomorrow: So far as can be ascertained the council will make no concessions from the last proposal sent to the Jugo slavs, i Notes to Holland and Germany, the former emphasizing the unanimous view of the allies that the presence of the former: German emperor in Hol land is a danger -to the peace of Ku mpp,. and- appealing to HoIlan4"mir to create greater difficulties by insisting on his riant of asylum, arid the latter dealing with the allied extradition de mands,, have been completed and will be despatched immediately. The council considered the question of not making public the texts of the notes until replies to them had been re ceived, but nothing' definite was de cided. ' The council referred tbe yexing auestion of the non-delivery of coal by Germany, as provided in the peace treaty, to the reparations commission. It is expected that tbe Turkish ques tion will be discussed tomorrow. NOT TO DELAY SALE OF FORMER GERMAN SHIPS Edward G. Giddings, a well known newspaper man, died on' a train en- accept your resignation, to take ef fect at once, at the same time add ing that I hope that the future holds for you many successes of the most gratifying sort. My' best wishes will always follow you. and it will be a matter of gratification to me always to remember our delightful personal I relations. Sincerely yours, (Signed) WOODROW WILSON. Hon. Robert Lansing, Secretary of State. me Mie- w tne vessels to American tering Buffalo from the west. He private owners at the present time j was connected with the Sioux Citv. was to the advantage of the govern ment. Senator Ashurst, democrat, of Ari zona, opened the debate and later brought it to a heart by offering a con Iowa, Tribune. A campaign of Americanism which seeks to make beter citizens 'by pro- current resolution directing the ship- spirit .was launched by the American uu4iu nui lu sen cne snips except Library Association. THIRD CABINET OFFICER TO TAKE THAT COURSE Washington, Feb. 13. Secretary Lansing is the third cabinet officer appointed by President Wilson to quit after differences with the executive. William Jennings Bryan was the first. He resigned on June 9. 1913, because of a disagreement with the president over the handling of diplo matic correspondence with Germany growing out of submarine warfare. The second was Lindley M. Gar rison, secretary of war, who gave up his post on February 10, 1916, because of differences with Mr. Wilson over tha miDotinn nf inricnonlenra fnr tV,A tTfn f"d JES. pP5t"n.i: Philippines. Mr. Lansing was appointed secre tary of state ad interim after the res- ty to examine the circumstances with any degree of independence. I have, it is true, when I thought a case, de manded immediate action, advised you what, in my opinion, that ac tion should be stating at the same time, the reasons on which my. opin ion' was based. This I conceived to be a function of the secretary of state and I have followed the prac tice for the past four years and a half. I confess that I have been surprised and disappointed at the frequent disapproval of my sugges tions, but I have never failed to fol low your decisions,' however difficult it made the conduct of our foreign rifairs. I need hardly add that I leave the office of, secretary of state with only good will toward you, Mr. President, and with a sense of profound relief. Forgetting our differences and re membering only, your many kind nesses in the past, I have the honor to be, Mr. President, Sincerely yours, (Signed) ROBERT LANSING. The President. '. The White House, Washington, 13 Feb., 1920. My Dear Mr. Secretary: Allow me to acknowledge With appreciation your letter of February twelfth. It now being evident, Mr. Secretary, that we have both of us felt the em barrassment of our recent relations would give your present office up and with each other, I feel it my duty to ignation of Mr. Bryan and served un til June 23 of the same year, when he was made secretary. He has not announced his plans for the future, but is expected to return to the prac tice of international law as did his father-in-law, John W. Foster, when he completed his term as secretary of state. Mr. Lansing entered the state de partment in 1914 as counselor after having represented the government on. a number of diplomatic missions and arbitration commissions. These included service as associate counsel in the Behring sea arbitration in the early nineties; counsel before the Behring Seas claims commission in 1896 and 1897; solicitor and counsei for American representatives on the Alaskan boundary tribunal in 1903, and counsel in the Atlantic fisheries arbitration about ten years ago. The retiring secretary is oo years of age and was born and raised at Watertown, N. T., where he still maintains a home. He was graduated from Amherst College and practiced law for three years before beginning his work as representative of the government on various international arbitration commissions. Mr. Lansing has written several works on international relations and law, the most nvtable of which is his "Government, Its Origin, Growth and Form in the united States. months' advertising. He and the sen ators supporting his resolution de clared the board's action would result in the sale of vessels worth $2(fl a ton and more to private interests for around $S0 a ton. The possibility that they might go to English ownership was strongly intimated by opponents of the immediate sale. has written several poems and short plays. POLK TO ACT TEMPORARILY AS SECRETARY OF STATE Washington, Feb. 13. Frank L. Polk, under secretary of state, will be made secretary ad interim tomor row to act until President Wilson ap points a successor to Robert Lansing. This is expected to be in the near future. Several names were suggested to night in administration circles, but officials frankly admitted that they had no definite information as to who the president hud in mind' for the place. Chief among those suggested was Mr. Polk, but his friends say that he will not accept the appointment if offered him because of the state of his health. In fact, he has long had it in mind to resign from the state department and take a long rest, a course which his physicians have urgently advised. Mr. Polk entered the state depart ment as counsellor on September 16, 1915, succeeding to" the post Mr. Lansing held before becoming secre tary. He was made under secretary of state on June 23, 1919, under the legislation passed by the last con gress creating the office. He served as acting secretary of state through out the time Mr. Lansing was at the peace conference in Paris. Before entering the state depart ment Mr. Polk, whose home is in New York, was a member of the civil ser vice commission in New York and al so was corporation counsel for New York city from January 24, 1914, to September 16, 1915. Thirty-one destroyers and four tend ers, part of the Atlantic fleet, arriv ed at Cristobal. Admiral H. R. Wil son, commander-in-chicif. is not ex pected to arrive until Feb. 25. Census Bureau in Washington re ported Cincinnati was the first city to compile its census. It will be two weeks before the figures ca nbe cheek ed and the final total announced. Denmark won an overwhelming vic tory tory in the plebiscite held in the province of Schwelsig by which file future status of that district was de termined. Official count was 75,023 to 25,087. TO DIVERT ADDITIONAL COAL TO NEW ENGLAND Washington, Feb. 13. Arrange ments were made today by the rail road administration to divert addi tional coal to New England from Hampton Roads by water on repre sentations that New England was suffering a scarcity of fuel which threatened a serious shortage. A Warning Served. Is there any : way to intimate effec tively to the Rohde Lsland Reds that they had better lay if they don't want He also to be deported? Boston Globe. It was announced at Albany crim inal charges would be brought by the state against the five suspended So cialists. The action will prevent the Socialists from presenting their de fense to the charges made against them. A jury in the United States Dis trict court at Indianapolis awarded Misra Amy O'Connor, of London, Eng land, $10,000 in o suit for allegred breach of promise against Allen Gray, millionaire of Evansville, Ind., and New York City. The question was raised in Com mons Aether the British Government had under consideration the sugges tion of Carter Glass, recently retir ed Secretary of the Treasury, that the United States be paid her interna tional debts in gold. RESIGNS AS COMMERCIAL ATTACHE AT PARIS AYashington. Feb. 13. Chauneey D. Snow has resigened as United States commercial attache at Paris to head a newly created foreign trade depart ment of ' the Chamber of Commerce of the L'nited States, it was announced today. Mr. Snow, who went to Paris a little more than a year ago to in vestigate markets in France for American goods, formerly was first assistant chief of the bureau of for eign and domestic commerce. Creation of the foreign trade de partment by the United States Cham ber of Commerce is the lirst step to ward a reorganization of the cham ber's machinery designed to divide the work of the chamber up aong tbe lines of great divisions ' industry. Other departments to be instituted soon in clude domestic production and distri bution, transportation, insurance, fi nance and civic development. Washington, Feb. 13. Recommend tions that no action be taken at thiaj cmie cowaru preventing or delaying the shipping board plans for the sale ac auction of thirty former German ships were made to the senate today by Chairman Jones of the commerce committee after John Barton Payne, chairman of the board, at his own re-. quest, had explained the situation tol me committee. . benator Jones said the - committee was satisfied with the board's pro gramme and that all bids received would- be submitted to the committee before any sale was concluded. Sena tor McKellar, democrat, Tennessee, whose resolution to stop the sale was pending, agreed not to press his reso lution. Senator Jones told the senate that he was satisfied that the senate need take no action on. any of -the resolu tions interposed to block a sale and added that it was particularly false to say that the board had ever intended, to sell, all of the vessels to one buy er. "In fact, Judge Payne has assured us that the board had passed a reso lution binding itself not to sell all of tne vessels to a single purchaser un der any conditions," Senator Jones said. "The committee is satisfied to take his. word in the whole matter." CONN. TROLLEY EMPLOYES TO DEMAND 75 CENTS AN HOUR Hartford, Conn., Feb. 13. When the" contract between the Connecticut company and its street car employes expires this spring, and the waae ratn in effect under the contract is subject to change, a demand will be made bv the employes for a 75 cents an hour wage rate and an eight-hour working days, supplanting a 50 cent maximum and a 10-hour day. This was the statement today of f Hartford trolleymen who added that conferences have been held of late with officials of the company and the demands discussed. J. K. Punderford, vice president and general manager, who represented the company at the 5 conferences, offered a 10 cent increase, he said, making the maximum 60 cents, but the men would not accept Under the contract now in effect the wage of a man entering the company's employ is 44 cents an hour, this being increased until, after five years' ser vice, it reaches 50 cents, the maximum. INTER-ALLIED MILITARY MISSION TO MEET IN VIENNA Vienna, Feb. 13. (Havas.) The inter-allied military mission charged with supervising execution of the mili tary clauses of the treaty of St. Ger main will arrive here in the near fu ture, according to the Vienna newspa pers, which say that the missions will include two hundred officers and one thousand soldiers. The press does not take kindly to the coming of the mis sions, declaring they will be a heavy burden on the Austrian budget. SCOVILLE RESIGNS FROM FAIR PRICE COMMITTEE Hartford. Conn., Reb. 13. Robert Seoville. chairman of the federal fair price committee for Connecticut, today announced his resignation, giving pressure of private business as the reason. Mr. Scoville's home is in Salisbury. During the war he was federal food director for this state. Recently he ELEVEN MEN INDICTED FOR THEFT OF MILITARY GOODS New York. Feb. 13. Eleven men were indicted today by a federal grand ' jury in Brooklyn, charged with the j theft of military goods valued at ' $200,000 from the army supply base, J South Brooklyn, on February 3. Nine j of them were employed at the base. According to the authorities. th o"- fenders offered a shipping clerk ft bribe of $30,000 as the price of snonct, but he informed the official in rharr. of the base and the stolen goods were traced to a storage warehouse in Harlem, where the arrests were made. Several truckloads of clothing were shipped from the base to Camp Mer ritt, N. J on forged requisitions, of which the military authorities were aware. Detectives then trailed the thieves to Harlem. . 1 name nut with n declnra t inn in fyvnr Governor Smith, of New York, at of Herbert Hoover for the presidential the -request of Governor Louden of Illinois signed extradition papers for Rose Pastor Stokes. She is wanted by Chicago authorities on a charge of advoeatink overthrow of the gov ernment by force or unlawful means. DECREASE OF PRECIOUS METALS IN THIS COUNTRY nomination. Washington, Feb. 13. Stocks of precious metals in this country de creased $51,000,000 in January, accord ing to figures made public todav bvwas given approximately 360 the federal reserve board. Exports of I east of the Virginia. Capes and- the STEAMER AVONDALE HAS ' BEEN JAKE IN TOW New York, Feb. 13. The steamer Avondale, reported yesterday in dis tress and asking assistance about 500 miles sooutheast of Sandy Hook,' has been taken in tow by the steamer Eclipse, a wireless message to. the na val communications service here to day said. The position Of the vessels miles gold amounted to $47,816,873 and im ports $12,017,551. Silver exports were $24,627,678 and Imports $8,863,251. Argentina took $31,500,000 of the exported gold, other large amounts going to Hong Kong, China, and Japan. The bulk of the silver ship ments went to China. OBITUARY. Archibald H. Bull. Elizabeth, N. J., Feb. 13. Archibald H. Bull, president of A. H. Bull & Co., steamship owners and- operators, died at his home here today. Mr. Bull was 73 years old. He had been 111 for about tire months. message stated that the Eclipse and her tow were proceeding toward the nearest port. NO EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FILING INCOME TAX Washington. Feb. 13. No extension of time for filing income tax returns will be granted this year by the bu reau of internal revenue. Coaiviiis sioner Roper announced today that conditions which justified extension in the past do not now exist and that those who failed to make the required return on or before March IB, will be subject to heavy penalties. BONUSES FOR INSTRUCTION STAFF AT MASS. TECH. Boston, Feb. 13. An appropriation of $100,000 for immediate salary bonuses to all members of the in structing staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was announced by the corporation tonight. The hnmieAQ it n.i)s aiiil n.ill a... v ...... uu.u, n.il WVd period from March to October and have no connection with any perma nent salary increases that may be made later. The appropriation was taken from the $S,000.000 endowment fund which the institute recently raised. , . PRESIDENT CONDOLES WITH MRS. HENRY B. ENDICOTT Washington, Feb. 13. President Wilson today sent a message of con dolence to Mrs. Henry B. Endicott of Boston upon the death yesterday of her husband, who was active in war work. Mr. Sndicott, the president said, had served his country as a disinter ested and public-spirited man, and "his loss is a real one." 3,000 ROLLS OF NEWSPRINT PAPER FROM SWEDEN New York, Feb. 13. The Swedish steamship Sonja arrived here today from Gothenburg, Sweden, with 1.4Tt ons or 3,000 rolls of newsprint paper.