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ENGLAND PACES POLITICAL CRISIS Conference Between Rival Lead ers on House of Lords Veto Power Fails. MAY FORCE NEW ELECTION If an Appeal to the Country Is Made It Will Probably Be Set by the Liberals for January. [By rtLt.\e tr> The Trtbcn«. 1 London. Nov. 10.— At last the confer ence between representatives of the gov ernment r.nd the opposition on the House of Lords' veto jiowtr has broken down. After Mr. Asquith's silence at the Guildhall dinner no authoritative sta.te rr.er.t had been expected until the re ussomMir.g of Parliament, and conse quently the official announcement of the failure to-night cann- as a preat surprise. Only the hare intimation is made that the conference has come to en <nd without arriving at an agree ment, but it is believed that Home Rule wa» the rock on which it was wrecked Some working basis of a Joint session cf the House of Lords and the House of Commons in the event of a legislative deadlock had be<->n agreed upon, but A. J Balfour. as the leader of the Tnion l?t party, -wanted, it is said, to reserve Home RuK- and all other const itutiuiial questions for special reference to the oiect orate. Mr. Asquith would not con sent to such an arrangement, and as neither "would give war the eonffrer.ee came to as abrupt termination. The phraseology of the official communica tion is r^culiar and unanimous as to its conclusion. Members of the conference say that the conditions una°r which the proceed ings have Y#*f-n held preclude any dis closure as to the course of the negotia tions or the causes which led to its termination This is astonishing to the Libera; Stalwarts, who will certainly v.-ant to know something more, and in this instance they will find the bulk of the British people in agreement with them. It is absurd to suppose that the. c inference can be wiped off the slatt± as if nothing had happened. The Unionists and Liberals are now back again on the ground occupied be fore the death of King Edward, and veto resolutions. In all probability, will be revived in the House of Lords without delay. » r • : I - ■ - ■ ■ • ■ - c ■ ' =■ ' ■ •" ■ r ■ ' ■ - ■ a ... • ■ it 1 BPei 1 ■ T ■ • ■ ■ . . ..• - - - - • • • ... , . ... • ». - ■ ■ •-■ ■ • ■ • ■ . • ■ ■ ....... ■ ■ • • ■ ■ ■ .v - • .- srtll ■ ■ . - < - - i _——""•" ***** "" ""*"" '"-——' —— ■ ''*~ ' "*"" '~ ■ — - — i- - — ■ - ■ ■ ' ****^ ** &££*?*£ NEW-YORK. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11. 1910.— FOURTEEN PAGES. ** PRICE ONE CENT M^VSmSU79m%SStF^ mm PROMPT ELECTION Liberal Newspapers Advise Im mediate Appeal to Voters. [By Osaaa is Thf Trlhun*.] London. Nov. n.— The Liberal IK — papers this morning favor an Immediate appeal to the country, and Mr Asquith Is advised to dissolve Parliament or re sign, s< as to bring about a general elec tion twfore Christmas. Liberal wire pullers, however, always show the greatest repugnance to holding an election on an old register, and the chief Liberal whip is understood to fa vor a fight in January Moreover, by the adoption of Fabian tactics the "■"■■-:■:•... to put off an election until a week or two be fore Christmas, in which case a post ponement to n.-xt year would be un avoidable. MAY REDUCE CABLE RATES Chare-es Will Be Cut by One -Half if Plans Go Through. U i'k.r, . pr Compan! an ■ipany was v • tinf plan hy whicb the d tan • • • ■ n will depend upon - • 1. the tot • ■ • ■ ■ •'At present." said Mr. Mackay. "the cable rate is twenty-five cents per word. The proposed plan is to charge twelve and a half cents for every five letters in that class of cable messages. We have found by careful investigation that plain l^rspuasre averages only five let ters to the word. The result would be that tho pubiic in sending cable mes sagrs would pay but one-naif of what it now pays for those messages, it be ing a part of the plan that th. - re duced rate messages would be subject to prior transmission of messages paid for at a higher rate. "We hope to he able to put the plan into operation in a short tin* it being necessary first to make the necessary arrangements with the European gov ernment«. After the most careful con sideration and study of •-. whole sub ject, we are satisfied that this new method of charging for cable messages will ... reduce the charges for or dinary messages one-halt but that the ....... will be logical, simple, work able and satisfactory." MAY OUST CALEB POWERS Kentucky Movement to Keep Him Out of Congress. Louisville, Ky., Nov. 10. - Reports which were freely circulated to-day and which were neither affirmed nor de nied by Democratic leaders are to the effect that there is a movement under way to have Kentucky's nine Demo cratic Congressmen make a concerted effort to prevent Caleb Powers from taking his seat as Representative of the 11th Kentucky District. Congress, it is reported, will be asked to refuse to seat Powers on the ground that he has thrice reen convicted of felony and has not been acquitted by a jury. Governor Willson's pardon, it is con tended, does not have the same effect as an acquittal on the charge of com plicity in the Goei^l assassination. FRENCH VILLAGES FLOODED Rivers in Eastern Part of the Country Over Their Banks. Psri?, Nor 10— A serloafl flood pituatior. has developed in Eastern Fran:e The River Muerthe and Its tributaries are over their banks. Many village? have been inun dated At Nancy alone there are fifteen hundred homeleps. Immense damage lias Keen lone The valley traversed by the River Moselle is one vast lake. M:iny factories have stopped work. The River Saone threatens to invade the famous Oeusot Steel Works. MOKE " HAZING'" REPORTED But Annapolis Pranks Are Apparently Not Serious. fr.y Telecrmoh »c T*«» Trifcun».l Annapolis. Nov. I*" 1 — Notwithstanding the f= PVf > r< » punishment inflicted le<s than a month a*r° upon four midshipmen who were found guilty of mild hazing, the prue ir-f. -=*^m« To have broken out ngain at the NavaJ Academy, and an incident ln volvin« *1x members of the third class, apparently beinc ir. the nature of hazing. Is l*>lnij investigated. T?^e members of the third class have ccmpletr-d one yar of service at the arademv. and they are the ones who. ac cording to the traditions of the institution, generally take upon themselves the duty of disciplining the newcomers. Tt is said that the incidents were light in their nature, hut if a technical charge of hazing la made out a heavy penalty, perhaps dismissal, will certainly l>e indicted. FORMER 'BOY MAYOR " WEDS "sVerry Widow" Actre?^ Be'.oir.es the of David Rose. ■ • • - ' "Thp ren ■ I er artfla -• • I . THIS STOPY IS SWORN TO Rooster Flev.- Thro-jgh Plate Glass Door of Successful Nominee. Wheeling. \V. Va.. Soy. 30— At noon on Election I>ay. while the citizens «.f Barton, near here, were voting, a rooster belon^in^ to Oeors* Carr fle-*- fitly yards toward the. *=tor«" of J. H. Anderson, P'-mo.-ratic nom inee for Sheriff. The rooster broke a plate plass in the <!oor. but Anderson made n. ( eompl''l nt - H" wes elected! To satisfy some of his douhtins friends Andrew appeared W., r e a notary and ma.ie nffldrivit to th* tnri^nt. He produces the document wheij he tells the story. MORE DEATHS FROM CHOLERA. Hoo* 1 . Nov. !') .— Xlr-i* new cases O f cholera and « ye «^ < " ilths w*re reported during the last twenty -four ho uri thm Eactsd osj f"t* VIEW OF THE CENTRAL PART OF THE CUV OF MEXICO. RIOTING TOOK PI.ACE IX THE SQUARE IN THE FOREGROUND ELECTION POSTPONES CURRENCY REFORM Democratic House Means Do- Nothing Policy in Next Congress. A BLOW TO BUSINESS MEM Further Tariff Revision and Ac tion Toward Conserving Resources Will Also Have to Wait. [From The Tribune Bureau. ] Washington. Nov. 10. — Wh^n the husi ress men of the country have an oppor tunity for reflection on the result! of Tuesday's election they will realize what £. staggering blow was dealt them in the electtion of a Democratic House of Rep resentatives. The turning over of con trol of the lower branch of Congress to a party not in harmony with the President and the Senate means legislative staena tion — a do-nothing policy toward the great questions which are pressing for solution. At this time stag-nation is peculiarly unfortunate, for there are three or four exeat problems, closely in terwoven with commercial prosperity, which the business world hoped to see settled by the next Congress, v.- The election of a Democratic House moans, among other things, the post ponement for at least two yearp of legis lation revising the banking and currency laws of the United States. It means that there will be no legislation, by the next Congress for the regulation of stock? and bonds of Interstate carriers. It means that President Taft's plan for a revision of the separate schedules of the law based on accurate information gathered by the Tariff Board will be de layed, and it probably means that no definite programme or poll will be adopted by Congress with reference to the conservation of the country's natural resources, particularly in Alaska. Tb» futility of attempting to revise the currency laws and pas? a new banking net in a Congress ■■■■-. . the Democratic majority in the House is approximately sixty and the Republican majority in the Senate eight or ten must he apparent Although the National Monetary Com mission has tried, and is trying, to keep these questions out of politics, it is In evitable that members of Congress will divide in a large degree along party lines when concrete propositions are presented t.. ogress. It ii not improbable that th* Monetary Commission will make ma jority and minority reports, and It Is certain that there will be more than one report if the majority decides to recom mend the establishment of some form of central bank Monetary Commission's Work Blocked. For more than two years the Monetary Commission has been studying* the banking an.l currency question, and it planned to make a report in time for the next Congress to take up the solution of this great problem. The men fact that Senator Aldrich is chairman of the Commission means that no report ap proved by him will find favor with a Democratic House. In the campaign just closed the Rhode Island Senator was attacked as the representative of alleged Republican wickedness. Democratic orators to k the position that no Con gress could be trusted unless it opposed everything Senator Aldrich believed and advocated. It goes without saying that a majority of the Monetary Commission will be in accord with the views of Mr. Aldrich as to the best means for <=tr*nsthentng the monetary system of the country. For political purposes in Til> . campaign of 191J Democratic orators would want nothing better than an op portunity to tell the voters that their representatives in Congress stood as one man aefin^t legislation recommended by the Rh«»rfe Isiand Senator Representa tive Puj". of Louisiana, who is a mem ber ot The Monetary Commission, prob ably vl!1 bt chairman of the Banking and Currency Committee when the Democrat* t;.k control of the House, l>ut If h*> i." in accord with th«« majority views of the Monetary Commission it La Improbable that he will be able to con vert his Democratic colleagues. Th- Aldrich-Vreeland em*-rg.-noy cur rency act expires by limitation on June 20. 19H- Th« life of th.- Monetary Com mission is " f xh( ' Bame duration. The Commis** 00 naS mad<i a special effort to encourage a study in the South of its excellent a nfi exhaustive reports on fi nancial and banking systems, but the J 2I , o f the Democratic House plurality :ii:d the opportunity to play politics for the prrsid'-" 11 '' 11 '-lotion will have the effect of m-'king the Commission's flnd infffl a political rath<r than a business foutfi""'*' on fourth iMure. FRANCIBCO DE UA BARRA. Mexican Ambassador to tbi Statea (Photo by O w BaJ BEATEN BY ONE VOTE Congressman D. S. Alexander Just Misses Re-election. ■p.- T»l*crar>h to The Tribunal P.-.'ffalo. Nov. If*.— On the face of the official returns, D. S. Alexander, Repub lican, is defeated by one vote for Con gress, In the P.f>th New York District, by Charles Bennett Smith. Democrat. According to a tabulation made in the office of the Commissioner of Elections this evening, and accepted as correct by Secretary Seilheimer of the Republican General Committee, this one vote, dug out of an incorrect footing in a country town's returns will give Smith the cer tificate of election from the board of canvassers. BntKh'S plurality, however, may he Increased to more than six hundred Two voting machines in city districts gave Smith only sixty-six votes, and in those two districts lawyers have already gath ered affidavits from three hundrw zens stating tha- they voted for ?mith The courts or the canvassers may add - ■ -otes. Alexander won two years a^o by more than nine thousand plu- Hp was a supporter of Speaker non. Smith is the managing editor of "The Buffalo Courier." one of the newspapers of William J Conners former state chairman. RUSSIA PUNISHES AUSTRIAN Correspondent in St. Petersburg Sentenced for Treason. St. Petersburg;, Nov. 10. — Baron de L'ngern Btemberg correspondent of a semi-offlcial Austro-Hungarian news agency, was sentenced to-day by the Appeal Co ■■ to four years' hard labor on the charge of high treason. Baron de Ungern Sternburg was ar rested last June by the Secret Police after a search of his apartments. The police seized his papers and the baron was placed in strict confinement. On examination he admitted furnish ing the Austrian military attach* with a translation of the proposals of the Ministries of War and Marine to the Douma, which were stamped secret. He maintained, however, that th. proposals were in re :iT< not secret. INVITED TO KILL HIMSELF Tokio Newspaper Suggests That Explorer Commit Kara-Kiri. Victoria. B. C, Nov. 10.— Lieutenant Sh'raz. organizer of the Japanese expe dition to the South Pole, announced to sail in November in the steamer Tensho Man:, of 200 tons, has been called upon to commit hara-kiri by the newspaper ■Vameto." of Tokio. because of his fail ure, according to advices brought here to-day by the steamer Inaba Maru. The explorer, however, does not see any necessity of acceding to the newspaper's request. Some other Tokio papers ■ harge craft in the purchase of the Tensho Maru. for which $17. ."><*•» was paid, they alleging this to he more than twice her value. MR. TATTS PRECINCT LOYAL Increased Its Republican Vote, Despite Slump Elsewhere. Cincinnati. 0., Nov. 10. — While Democratic pluralities were mounting higher and higher i:: many other places. President Taft's home precinct in this city Inrreased Its Republican majority over that of two years a go- President Tnft cast one of •■ •• 1S» votes received by Harding. Republican, for Gov ernor In the precinct Tuesday. Governor Harmon received 159 votes. Two years ago the vote stood: Hani Ist; Harris. Re publican, 170. _ GREAT ALEUTIAN UPHEAVAL Four Days' Earthquakes Attributed to Volcanic Activity. Seattle, Nov. Irt—For the last '"' days the of the University of Wash ington has ■••" recording earthquake shocks the direction being north and south. It la supposed that : '' - earthquakes oc , urn-.! in Hiring pea - The Aleutian volcanoes have been in eruption sine* last May an.l it Is likely there has been an upheaval in the islands, but nothing will be known of the changes until the levenu cutters «o north next ■prins Bering tiea is closed for th« win ter Tl.e- re.-ent tidal wave at Norn* is ascribed to a submarine earthquakt. HENRY L WILSON. American Ambassador to Mexico. ANTI-AMERICAN RIOTS : CHECKED BY NEXBO Government Takes Strong Meas ures to Repress Disorders in Its Capital. MAY FORBID ALL MEETINGS Mexican Reply to Protest on In sults to Americans and Tram pling- of an American Flag Conciliatory. Mexico City, Nov. 10. — Repressive measures adopted by the Mexican au thorities to-day prevented a repetition of yesterday's riotous demonstrations against Americans, and resulted in a day of comparative tranquillity. An at tempt by the demonstrators to gather late to-day in the neighborhood of the New National Theatre was discouraged by the mounted police, ho kept the crowds moving. The Foreign Office has assured Am bassador Wilson that there -will be no repetition of the rioting. Strict orders have been ; v»n the police. Minister Creel said, to prevent by vigorous measures, if necessary, gatherings of any description in the streets. Visits were exchanged between Min ister Creel and the American Ambassa dor during the day. and a verbal reply was given by the former to Mr Wilson's urgent message of yesterday concerning the trampling of an American flag and the insulting of American residents. What the nature of the reply was Mr. Wilson declined to say. but inti mated that the response, when put into writing and formally transmitted, would show a proper attitude on the part of the Mexican government. Assurances were also given that sev eral newspapers, whose utterance? in cited the demonstratkma. wiß be sup . .;. one of the latter. 'El Pals," • printed a suggestion for a boT • »f Americana throughout Mexico. ther. El Hiario Del Hogar." Dub lished s cartoon, depicting the Mexican people clubbing Undo Sam. while in the background was pictured the burning a tea at Rt.^k springs. Tex. These papers are of limited circularjor and ordinarily wield but small Influence A rp Wilson wa? warmly con gratulated by business men and other members of the American colony p*r and by letter to-day f.-r the aslve stand he has taken in UM • . which reached Mexico r^y from the United States to-night, that an attempt was mad-- on the lif*> • I ambassador ar- without foundation in fact. Pears that with the coming of dark ness to-night violence would break out aanew proved to be groundless^ Numer ous squads of mounted police, with car bines slung across their backs, patrolled the business streets until late into the right and prevented anything in the na ture of disorder. Whi!<- several hundred students waited in the school ->f Jurisprudence a number ()t - t f t . . |.-s called on Governor I.an.la to request the r-M*>a<»e of those ci their number who were arrested last night and, in • 'he privilege of miking a further demonstration to- Upon receiving a refusal of their Is, the students Quietly dls ; - rs-.l Governor L>^Tida is quoted as having told th« students' ■■■■mmtttee that their ,h> were sent to Jail has! I !ght acted lit<»' h. -odiums, and were fan communti ado •*Tou may no! even speali t<> them." he said "I have advised the directors of eacn school that any att.-mpt tf< m:»k- I demonstration " f " an - v kind will b+- put down ewwgentieally Ths p<>lic«- hav# • >rd-r^ t.. abool if their first coma not ob< Washington, Nov. 10. — Official dis patches giving details Of the anti-Ameri can demonstration in Mexico ( 'if yes terday reuched the State Department to day from the United States Ambassa dor. Henry Lane Wilson, and Arnold franklin, the American Consul General. Mr. Wilson confirmed the press re ports that he had protested to the Mexi can Department of Foreign Relations aguinat tas Insults offered Americans. . I'uutiiiUttl «M> fourth IMW MOB AT GUADALAJARA. Anti-American Outbreak in An other Mexican City. Guadalajara. Mexico. Nov. 11. — For three hours to-night a mob of several hundred men and boys of the lower class, incited by th^ inflammatory s C hes of students of som*- of the state schools, paraded the streets of this city, imitating rioters in the national capital yesterday in a manifestation against Americana Considerable property was damaged, but so far as known no lives were lost. The city la virtually under martial law. and it la believed that the riot i 3 well in the control of state and federal troops. Police detachments and the 10th Fed eral Cavalry are guarding the American Consulate, where Consul General Samuel E. Magill was threatened with violence. Four squarirons of the same troops ar» patrolling the American residence quar ter. Downtown police are guarding American business houses. General Clemente Vliazenor. com mander of th« fourth federal zone state and government troops. anticipated trouble early by calling out th entire armed force. In the absence of Governor Miguel | Ahumada. who is ill. Manuel Guesta ' Gallardo. who will be governor next year. spent the day and night address ing different groups of men who were bent on making trouble for Americans. Windows were broken by th» mob in a dozen American business places. The financial loss will be large. Commercial houses in the centre of the town are barricaded with shutters. SEARCH HARRIMAN'S HOME Banker Victim of Practical Joker. Police Think. In response to a message from Police Headquarters last .night. Lieutenant Rayner. of the East Slsl street station, sent Patrolmen Smith and Burke to No. 34 East ?>2d street, the home of Oliver Harriman. the banker. They found the house dark. The care taker, Gustav Johnson and his wife, whs came to the door in night attire, said they had sent no message, but the pa trolmen searched from cellar to roof. Mr. Harriman and his family were at their country place in White Plains. When the facts were telephoned to Police Headquarters, it was learned that the messace came from a store on Third avenue, near Kith street. Th« p^lk:© think It was sent by a practical joker. WOMEN REPRESENTATIVES Pour Elected to Colorado House — No Senators. Denver, Nov. IO. — Four women will sit in the eighteenth Genera! Assembly of Colorado -as a result of Tuesday's election They are Alma Lafferty. Louise I*. Jones and Louise M. Kerwfn. all elected to the House of Representa tives from Denver districts on the Demo cratic ticket, and Agnes Riddle. Repub lican, representing Adams. Arapahoe and Elbert counties. In the last General Assembly Mrs. Lafferty. who was re-elected, was the only woman Representative. There are no women Senators. MEALS A CENT APIECE Chicago Starts to Feed Poor Children in Schools. [By T»!<?sraph t.-> Th» Tribune.) Chicago. Nov. I«>— The first step toward feeding the thousands of school children from the poorer districts of Chicaeo was taken by the school man agement committee to-day, when it de cided upon establishing lunrn rooms in six of •-• largest schools. The commit tee will limit the meals to soup and bread and butter. It is purposed to charge one cent Doc the food, which will i.»- served both in the morning and at nocn. If a hungry child is without money, however, it will be fed. The chil dren will get all the soup and bread and butter they want. The girl pupils will be taught to set the tables and Is serve the food. The committee was told that the physical and mental progress of thousands of children was living retarded by lack of nourishing food. PITTSBURG'S CHOLERA SCARE Warmed Over from New York— Under Observation. Pittshure. Nov. lft.—Fifty susperted chol era cases, who arrK-.l here* from New Y"rk several days .-.-•>. «re living In this city% Most of the suspected persons are ;i>inK in th*> east end. ur.d. altliouch they ar<» not under quarantine, they are under observation by •_■-•■ I>epartment. Dr. E. R. Walters, director of the Depart ment of Health, said to-day that the cases un<lr-r Observation were released from quar antine in N«*w York because they showed no trace of development of dlaeise. but were examined here every forty-*tght hours. GREAT BEAR SPRING WATER. It.- purity fcaa made It fumoas. — Advt. EXPRESS STRIKE NEAR SETTLEMENT Union Here Agrees to Accept Tenrs Submitted by Mayor Gaynor. UP TO JERSEY CITY Xl Action Follows Long and Stormy Meeting- — W. H. Ashtoa Calls It a Victory for Strikers. The strike of the express company drivers and helpers *"kich ha« been tfc» cause of widespread disorder and rtot baa throughout the city sine* it »•#•• two weeks aeo was practically s?tt!ed late yesterday afternoon wh»n a coro mittre repr*>?enttncr the strikers •pt<»»i a. proposition from the companies and signed an agreement in Mayor riaynors office tr> advice the men to resume worlc at once. - ■ ■ I I rk • for ' ' ■ Mr Ash" - - witß • ■ .c c* - ■ |of I Mr •The meetinar went on record as ac cepting the letter fr.om the difTer^n: ex- Tress companies to the president of the Merchants' Association as a basis of settlement, and asrreod to r a F°— r work on Monday irmrnlne. Sovwnber 14. providing the meeting? tn Jersey dry of the United States. Adam* and U'ella- Fare- strikers also agree tn accept this letter." This acrtort was not reached until after a stcrmy meeting lasting more than two hours. A3 far as New York City is cencerned. th* Strike <"if the drivers and helpers of the express com panies" is ended, and th* men will re turn to -wrork next Monday mominz. pro viding the strikers in Jersey City ac cept tr*» terms of conciliation. The ac ceptance of th<» conditions required a trrr»-thtrds vrtt<» of th a men. This will nut charg* the sitnaOott which confront? th» remaining 1 striking r eam?ters and chauffeurs. Th^tr strug gle to secure union recognition Trill go on •with urabar^d determination, accord ing t.-> William H Ashton. organtan 1 of the Teamsters" Union. The meeting was marked by uninter rupted debate until after midr.ight. All the union leaders- strongly adrlsed the men to accept th* agreement, and it ia understood the leaders will also urge the strikers in Jersey City tr> tak<=* similar action. Men Want Strike Extended. One thousand strikers and sympathis ers met la3t night in Eldorado Hall. Seventh avenue and Wes* ."2d street; and discussed the general strike condi tions. During the open meeting most of the speakers seemed to be asrairst rati fying the agreement. The mass meeting was a tumult in fa vor of extending the strike str*.k»rs ia all parts of the hi Jt:m;><»d up and shouted themselves hoarse, nskins why the drygoods drivers and all th<» chatif feurs were not called out. The result was that Mr. Aahton urgec tbm men to get out of bed early th ! .3 morning and Induce all the Fifth avenue "bus drivers to *juit work. He said thar the chauf feurs of the tVestcott Expr«'««? Company who left of? wearing their union buttons must put them on asain and. moreover, that they were not to go back to worlc unless the employers accept a!! condi tions demanded by other cnaufTeurs. Gives Henry R. Towne the Credit. Mayor Gaynor said before leaving his office last night that he considered ths strlk** settled and gay» Mr. Town* tae credit for bringing th«» <»ett!«»rrer.t about. The Mayor gave, out the following state ment in regard tr> the negotiations of the day: "When I rarr» to th» office th:* m.-mi ne and vrai* shown th«» published --►•- of the express companies to Mr. Towne. president of the Merchants' Association. I saw that. If Niil«»d down and all irrele vant matter excluded, it meant the sama as the terms the men agreed to las; week on my request. I sent tot Mr. Towne and asked him io reduce it to such a short form and «»e«» k th<" com panies would net sign it. He did so. and they all signed I then g..t together the committee of the striking rmployes of the companies, and they sis^tcd a paper aEreeinc to the terras. Mr. T^wne is entitled t>> great credit for !M*ttlins the strike. I wish we had a lot more of such men as Mr Town-, an.l there would be no strikes." It was evident yesterday that n great deal of pressure was being brought to oor on the r-xpress companies to r o c<*rfe from their former attitude of declining to recognize th«» unions in any way. John Williams. State Commissioner ct Labor, came from Albany to take a hand in tha trouble and institute .in investigation if necessary, and representatives o* the State Board of Mediation and Arbitra tion and of the National Civic Federa tion ... in frequent communication with the tabor leaders. The labor leaders s»»em^d aa anxious as anyone el:*e tt> srtt!<» the matter provided they could be assured the companies would not did criminatf against the union men. Meanwhile Mayor Gaynor and Mr. Towna got together and drew up th» document which proved satisfactory to both sides. Mr. Town* vtaited tU«