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Vou LXXVIII Na 26,355
First to Last? the Truth: News - Editorials ? Advertisements
Filr cad eold to-dty; ptrtly clood?
wfth rlstag temperatare to-mor
xcm. Fresh north winds.
Fall Beport ?b Pafe IS
* * *
Slain; Revolt
Is Crushed;
In Berlin
i ?
Sparticides' Leader ls 1fte
ported to Have Been
Killed in Machine Gun
Fighting on Thursday
Muiiition Workers
Desert the Rebels
Hundreds of Radicals
Shot Down When Tliey
Attack Railwav Station;
Americans Protected
PARIS, Jan. 11.?The latest advices
received here from Berlih report the
eomplete. defeat of the Spartacides.
The workers in the arms and munitions
fsctories, who were considered parti-'
sans of Dr. Liebknecht. have expressed
? deoire that the shedding of bioodi
be brought to an end.
LONDOX. Jan. 11 (By The Associ
ated Prcss).?The Berlin correspondent'
of "The Evening News," telegraph
ing undcr> Thursday'.s date, de- ,
cjares that he had hcard from a mo-t
Tcliuhlc soarce that Dr. Liebknecht,
U:c Spartaeidc lcadcr. had been killed
duri'ig severe machine-gun fighting
r.car the building of the "Tage-'
blatt." Liebknecht was reporiad to I
have heen sh.ot through the head. X'o!
confirmation of thia report is obtain-'
nb!c in London.
Kcported Killed Thursday
Dr. Liebknecht was killed duringi
j&trect fighting ou Thursday evening. |
rxcording to a Copcnhagcn dispatch to'
the Exchange Telegraph Company.
Several dispatches from the Asso
cia'cd Presa corrcspondents in Berlin
ftled on Friday, np to 3 o'clock in the
afternoon and received hcre this morn- I
:ntr. contained no nicntion of the rp
portcd death of Dr. Liebknecht. Thu
hv's, in fact, do not refer to hap
'peningg in Berlin, but deal with cvents
in the prpvinces ov with press com
Hicnt. Nofching definite is known harc
as to what Friday'a developments in <
B( rlin really were.
Spartacidc forccs which attnmptcd to
tapturc an army depot in the n'orth
eastern bcetion of Berlin in order to
gain control of supplies, machine gun*
and hand irrcnades were rcpulsed with ,
hcavy losses by the trovcrnment troops,
iceordi -_? to an Exchange Telegraph
patch from Amsterdam.
fhc i]i pal^h adds that the poaition
Eh< rt govcrnment is improving
Man> Spartacides Killed
Several hundred Spartacides have ,
"ccn killed in the capture and recapt- ;
tre of the1 Silcsian railroad station by
"'vernrnf-nt troops. aecording to late
adrfew received here from Berlin. The j
street fighting at night -was cf the most
". nafnre. Many bodies arc lying
*?) the station buildir.tr.
The fighting in the newspapcr quar
tet lasted for hours. Eighty were killed
and many wounded. Unter den Linden
!* in the hands of the governmen'
The Spartacide trenches in the Tier
-artcn have been captured by govern
sient troops and the Tiergartcn has
been cleaTed.
The 2d Guard Regiment has retaken
'hc Hailenscc Railway Station from the
Spartacides. The latter attacked the
Friday isig'ht, but a guard of
lltly thirty men repulsed them. The
-.tatioi, commands one railway to Pots
These advices, which apparently have
''' do with fighting on Friday night,
"tate that five different collisions oc
f-arred in Berlin throughout that day,
,Jy the coursc of which very many were
?>ille<J or wounded.
In strcct fighting on Thursday night
before the "Chancellor's palace the
?'Partacidts attemptcd a coup de main
,Jt the government troops rnet them
" 'h a r.trong fire, and twenty were
l?d and rnore than forty wounded.
Allied Citizena Protected
BERLIN, Jan, 10 (tl a. m.J < By The
Associated Press). -For the protcction
'?f the American, British, Frcnch and
?<:Igian commissiona at the Hotcl Ad
'''???, at the corner of Unter den Linden
ar>d P?ri?cr Platz, twentyfour jovern
?^Idiers, armed with riflcs, rna- !
guiui and hand grenadca, have
ttationed. Thcy relk-vc a nonde- j
f?pt Xuard eompoMd partly gf rna- I
J 'if.' of whom were Soartacidea.
??? $0r*rnmtnt building*, which arc
' Ut l/?- ittCfektd Hny timr, are but
?f?w hun.lred yards from the hotel.
; ?? Br?nd??burf gatc, which ha? been
ic?ir? of ?ev?ral ?k)rmi?h*f, i? only
W Vrii from the hotel.
; A hnIJ?t !?et night Btruck the e?.
'': '? ; ' ?"'i'''"?' i'-1 h room oecupiod
.,>ti',>'i> tm /I'tfji: ,;f\-c,ii.
W&dtky Clmses Flee
To Munich From Berlin I
By J. C. Segrue
N?o Yor* Tribunt I
iCowrlcht. M9, New Tortt Trlbun? TnO
A/fUNICH.Jan. 11.?The fllght .
1VA of the wealthy classes from !
Berlin is at its height. An ex- i
press train reached Munich to-day,
crowded with leading Berlin citi
zens. Many women lef t home hur
riedly, earrying only their jewel
boxes. The Independent Socialists :
continue trying to arrange a com
promise government with Lieb
knecht. It is obvious that Lieb
knecht's triumph or complete sup
pression is the only poppible
solution of the crisis. ,
Allies Will Not
Berlin Revolt
Geu. Dicknian at Coblenz Is
Keeping Close Wateh 011
Events in German Capital
By Wilbur Forrest
Kew York Tribune
Special Cable Service '<
CCopyrijht, 3813, New York T:il>uiic I:.c.)
?Although the entire occupational '
army figuratively is on its toea and is
intonsely interested in the situation in
Berlin, nothing has happened in the !
German capital which necessitates se- j
rious thought of Allied intervention, 1
!earned to-night.
General Dickman's headquarters are j
in rjirect daily telephonic communica- i
tion with Berlin. Reports received ;
here indicate that many stories going I
oujt by wireless are exaggerated, al?
though in the last four days the Ger- '
man capital has been the scene of tur- j
bulent encounters.
The Tribune correspor.dent. speaking j
by telephone with Berlin from Coblenz
to-day, learned of the incident in which '
the American flag vas said to have !
been torn down bcfore the Adlon Hotel. I
Herr Adlon. proprietor of the hotel,!
\yithout authorization. hoisted the flag'
fbi the general protection of the Amcr- j
ican, French and Italian missions rc- \
siding there, but when his attent.ion
was called to the fnct that hc had no
authorization to hoist the flag'he low
ered it.
Xo Americans >jo far have been hurt j
;n the fighting. When the Spartacides '?
attacked the Chancellor's palace? op- \
posite the old American Embassy j
huikling, many missiles struck J;ho
building, but it was learned later that
members of the American Red Cross j
previously quartercd there had moved ?
bcfore the trouble startcd. Members
of the Hindenburg Officers' Corps, how- !
cver, are steadily arriving frorn manv ?
parts of Germany, and the fate of the
Spartacide agitators now is scaled.
There was more order throughout
the capital on Friday, and it is thought
that Ebert's government will have com
plete control within a few days.
Field Marshal von Hindenburg is be
lieved to he dircctly behind the arrival
of reinforcements in Berlin, although
it i* veiy possible that he personally
will not go to the capital, his chief in
terest being in restoring order rathcr
than appearing as an adhercnt of the
i'.bert rcgime.
General Ludendorff to-day was re
ported here to be on the way to Ber?
lin, but it is believed doubtful whether
he will dare appear in the capital, as
: he is now one of the most universally
; hated men in Germanv.
Spartacides Short
Of Munitions; Ehert
Gaining Strength
By Joseph G. Saxe
New York Tribune
Special Cable Service
CCapyrljthi !9J9. New York Trilmne Inc.)
BERLIN, Jan. 8.?With the failure
of the Spartacides, in some of the bit
terest fighting of the week, to seize
the Potsdam and Anhalt railway sta
tions and thus check the importation
by the government of frefh troops, the
revolutionary forc^s have turned their
attention to replenishing their decreas
ing ammunition aupply.
Indications point to the theory tha't
the radicals are apprehensive about
their supply of arms, while the govern?
ment. forces are amassing munitions in
i'ormidable quantities. In casc the
Spartacides fail to obtain more .as
sis-.tance in Berlin, it is believed that
attempts will be made to get military
aid from the outside. What succcss
they will have rcmains to be soen.
'.?ivernment More Confident
Although intcrmittcnt shooting con
tinued to-day, the government is grow
ing increaaingly confident of its
xtrength, and i? determined to make
i) i will prevail. The report that a
statc of fcicge would be procl^imcd has
intensifjed the focling, alrcady rcach- ]
ing the breaking point, and ha? causcd I
the filterer* to rally.
Al! hegotiationH to reach u eom
promi?? havc ho far failed, because the
governipent inRi?ted upon the surrcn
der of all seized ncwjipapor ofllcea and
public buildings as a preliminAry con
ditiori. ,
From a milttary viewpoinfc the gov?
ernment ha*t improvod it? uituation
within the la?t twenty-four houm.
Yrv%)\ government troopa havc boon
pouriti^ into the capital Ht"adily, and,
i f; c m It ' )>o ifil" \<i judt'c, they
<tfind flfinly for th? government.
Lebaudy Slain
In Wif e's Home;
"Mamma Shot Papa/' Child
'Phones, and "Eniperor
of Saliara" Is Found Dead
Couple Were Estrange'd
Each Had a Revolver: Pris
oner in Own Mansioii
Collapses After Tragedv
WESTBURY, Long Island Jan. .!.
Jacques Lebaudy, millionaiie, advfi
turer and intornatio'nally famous as the
self-styled "Emperor of Sahara," was
shot and killed shcrtiy ai'tr-r >\ o'cleck
to-night, ju?t as hr fepj.sd into the
cntrance hall of tl-e magnifieeni
mansioii, known s.? Th< Lodgf, ai
llempstead Plains. whcre his wife and
daughter reside. There were five bullet
wounds iu his body, two in the che?t,
two in the head and one in the back.
Mrs. Marie Lebaudy, thirty-eight
years old, the millionaire's wife, is a
prisoner. She collapsed and her con
dition js so critical that the two
physicians attending her advised
against her removal to the Nassau
County jail. Less than one hundred
yards from the scene of the tragedy
is The Box, the house in which Jack
De Saulles was shot and killed by lns
v. ife in August. 1917. The two families
were fryendly and frequently visited
each other.
Daughter Tells of Tragedy
The authorities were ;>ble to pro
eure but little information to-night,
owing to the condition of Mrs. Le?
baudy. as to the facts of the shoot
ing. The first word of the tiagedy
camc from Jacquelin Lobaudy, iiie fif-'
teen-ycar-old daughter of the couple.
Shortly hefore 7 o'clock .Miss Le?
baudy callcd Harry \A . Moore. of Ros
lyn, Long Island, her inother's attor
ney, on the telephone, and asked him
to hurry to the house.
"Mamma has just shot papa," the
girl told Mr. Moore over the telephone.
Mr. Moore immediately notified Sher
iff Seaman, who went to the hcuse in
company with Constable. Leor.ard
Tho?n. The two men were the first to
reaeh the house after the shooting.
In t.ho front hallway they found Le?
baudy lying dead? fact> downward, on
the floor.
On the floor abovc Mrs. Lebaudy was
found on a bed, r.emi-conscious. Both
officers tried to hiduce her to lalk
l>ut were unable to do so.
Revolver Ts Found
Dr. Guy B. Cleghorn and another
physician, who had been summoned by
Miss Lebaudy, arrivod at about the
same time and after a hasty examina
tion of Lebaudy devoted their attention
to Mrs. Lebaudy.
On a bureau in the room where Mrs.
Lebaudy had been found Constable
Thom found a 3^-calibre revolver. He
declared it gave evidence of having
recently been discharged. All five of
its chambers were empty.
Lebaudy wore a hcavy fur coat. In
one pockct, accordinp to Shcriff Sea?
man. was a loaded, 32-calibre revolver.
A small black bajr which he evidently
had carried to the house with him, lay
Continued on page clevev
x411ied Peace
Council Meets
Wilson and Premiers to
Meet To-day to Discnss
Defails of Progtamme
Truce ibe First Probl<>
Conferehee Is Expected to
Adjonru LTnti! Jan. 20
Procechire I* Outliued
PARIS. Jan. i] fBy Thr .
")'?ks ?.- ! he :i: ???; meeting o.' th< ?'?.;?
?'? .'iie InU-V' Vllied ( onncil since the
American dc'.ogatien arrived In Paris
? ? expected Lo : . held at tko French
? oreijm Oti i" p.i n o'i Icji-'k to-mor^w.
? !'?: '?: ;? logether Prc idi ??
Ui:.M . :?? , pn n,:Pls ,;f t|lc c| ,. .
1 '-1 ' ' ' :' < ip: : powc r David Liovd
icmcnceau anc
Vittorio Orlando, wl.o will probably bc
i accompanicd by their. foreign minis
; ters Balfour, Pichcnand Sonnino. It
i is understood that Colonel Elouse will
j attend with President Wilson and Sec
{ retary Lansing, as he had served as
j the President's representative cn the
j council until Mr. Wilson ariived.
This supreme council is distinct from j
1 the inter-Allicd conference, as the su-l
premc council is confmed 10 the Prc si-.
I deni - - .' Prunicrs, whereas the inter-l
Allied conference is madc up of the'
? ' ?; ation of fivc members of the j
great powers and r. lesser number from
other powers. For this reas.on the full'
American delcgation will nol attend
! the meeting.
\\ ill Arrange Programnu* i
The purpose oT the meeting is toI
! arrange a preliminary prograrhme for
[ Monday, v.hen the other nations will
? be ropresented and full delegations
will be prcsent. The matter of repre
I sentation and Moriday's meeting of the
i inter-Allied conference have been the
? subjocts of informal discussion among
? the various national rcpreserUatives,
j but so far 110 official s.nnouncement
j has been madc,
i ? The arrival of the Japanese and
| Chinese delegations has brought to the
front the possibility of the nssertion
by the former of the right to represent
the lattcr, and it raay be that this will
bc one of the questions considcred to- j
morrow. .
Following the meeting of the Su-j
preme Council, it is evpectedTfiat the I
Inter-Allicd Conference will assemble
early Monday, though the cxact time'
and duralion of the sessiojis "have not
yet been finally fi'xed. Session3, more
or less formal, will likeiy !a.-;t spver.;l
days, -.vith RJ. Clemcnceau as ternporary
presiding ofTicer, pending the arrival of
b'elated oeiefcations and the launshing
of the conference in ics full rr.ember
Cicmenccnu to 15e Chairnian
When that stagc: is reached Presi?
dent Poincare will attend to deliverthe
welcome o.f France to the delegates,
:.nd Georgeg Clcmenceav, the French
! Premier, will then bc chosen pcrma
nent chairnian of the conference, in
accordance with the general view of
the delegater,. iricluding the American,
and the usual practice of selccting the
Continued on page six
The Face at the Windotv
fionar Law Dashes to
Parleys by Airplane
1" ONDON, Jan. 11.?The Brit
-??' ish delegates to the peace con?
ference departed for Paris this
morning. Premier Lloyd George,
with the Premiers of the domin
ions and the representative.s of
India, travelled by the ordinary
route. Andrew Bonar Law, the
Chancellor of '.he Exchequer,
rnade the trip by airplane, as he
invariably does when he eoes to
Premiev Lloyd George's paity
was aecompanied by an army of
officials and hewspap'er corre
Freiicb Reject
Proposal for
.ii!?-sian Triice
Piehou Aimouncp- Opposi
liou to British Plan to
Eml Intei'iial Disorders
PARIS/ Jan. 11.?The British gov
ernmcnt recently submitted to France
a proposition involving an effort to
obtain a truce in Russia which, if suc
cessful, would have led to the admis
sion of delegates of the Russian Soviet
government to ihe peace conference,
according to a statement made to-day
by Stcphen Pichon, the French Foreign
The Foreign Minister makes known
in his statement the opposition of the
French government to any plan which
would give the present Bolshevik
regime in Russia any recognition
whatever, The "criminal regime of
the Bolsheviki," he insists, does not
entitlc them to recognition as a reg
ular government, and France ' is ic
solved to continue treating the Soviet
organization as an enemy.
Text of Statement
The statement, which is over the
signature of the Foreign Minister.
reads as follows:
"On January :>, 1919, the British
Embassy sent nje a British p'-cpo?:
tion, which also was sent to Rouie,
Washington and Tokio, suggesting
ihe sending of a message .o tiie gov?
ernment of the Soviels at Moscow,
to the governments of General Kol
o.bak at Onisk, Qeneral Denikine at
Ekaterinodar, and Nicholas T.ichai
kowsky at Archangel, and a'.so to all
the other governments constituted
by the'diffe.-ent Russian nationali
"This mcsiiasre would inwite p11
theao governments and all Runsian
parties, cornpletely to cease hostili
ties, violence and reprisals and es
tablish peace. bcth among each
other and with the neighboring
states. This liuee would bc re
questad for the duration of the peace
conference, one of the ends of which'
is to reestabli.d-. peace in Russia and
the neighboring countries and bring
the desired succor to the suffering
populal ioii3.
?Tn cas'j the various Russian gov?
ernments, including that of the 5o
viets, should comply with this invita
Conlinued on page sb;
Harbor Strike Is Halted;
Wilson's Mediation Order
Sends Men Back to Work
Wilson's Message to War Labor Board
YVr A:SHlXG<rON. Jar,. J.I.?President Wilson to-day cabled this request
to the War Labor Board :
"1 have been informed by the Secretary of Labor as to the sc
fious situation which has develqped in the port of New York and
the strike of marine workers which seriotisly crippled the move
ments of troops and supplies. Consider this a very grave einer
geney and understand that it has arisen because the parties to the
controversy failed to niake a joint svibmission to the national War
Labor Board.
"I earnestly request that you take up this case again and pro
ceed to make a finding.
"1 appreciate the honesty and sincerity of the board in announc
mg on Wednesday that it could not promise a (inal decision in the
controversy without a t'ormal submission from a!! parties, but l am
sure that the War and Xavy depuruuents. the Shipping Board and
railroad administration and any other governmental agencies inter
ested in the controversy will use all the power which they nossess to
make your finding effective, and I also believe that private boat own
ers will feel constrained by every conside'ration of patriotism in the
present emergency to accept any recommendation which your board
may make.
"Although the national War Labor Board. up to the siguing of
the armistice, was cdneerned solely with the prevention of stoppage
of war work and the mainteiiance of production of materials esEential
to the conduct of the war, I take this opportunity also of saying that
it is my earnest hope that in the present period of iudustrial transi
tion arising from the waiethe board should use all means within its
power to stabilize conditions and to prevent industrial dislocation and
President Not
To Be Lenient
With Germany
Tells Commissioners He Is
in Accbrd With British
Premier on Punishnieiit
By Frederick Moore
New 'i'orh: Tribune
Special Cabl? Servics
(CopTliglU. 131^, New Torlf TrHiuno Ihc.)
PARIS, Jan. 11.?The American peac?
commissioner^f had a long conference
! yesterday with Lord Rcbert Cecil, the
: British delegate in charge of Ihe league
j of natioris project, and continue to
1 find themsclves closely in agreement.
i Lord Robert, as already cabled to Tha
; Tribune, desires an understanding
1 more than pledges.
Because the American commissio'i
j has to keep within the the American
I Constitution, being unable, for in
I stance, to employ the army and navy
' upon the decision of an international
I court, the Americans feel that they can
'?? completely and quickly agree with
Great Britain, and because the nature
j of the agreement regarding the league
is not binding they expect other na
, tions also to agree readily.
The American commissioners are (.on
fident -cspecially after the Taft pro
?louncement as cabled here?that the
I United States Scnate will approve the
' league of nations and the peace terms
i if they do not transgress the Constitu
I tion.
Many Plans Offered
The commission has not yet decided
, oefinitely upon the formula? of the
: league. Secretary Lansing stated at
! the conference of the commissioners
1 with correspondents this morning that
j thirty or forty formula; had been of
! fered the commission by different as
' sociations and individuals, and that the
'? commission was now at work upon a
! draft.
Because America has been foremost
' in advocating a league of nations, the
American delegates naturally will be
1 expected to ofFer a formula, and they
s purpose doing so; but their proposal
will be of a tentative nature, subject
I to alteration by the Allied commis?
Although the league will be consid
erpd first. the American commission
has not yet decided whether to agree
upon the league of nations together
with the terms of peace or separately.
fo accord with Republican Senate de?
sires. But it probably will be sepa?
rately, because the commission is con
scious that the danger of long discus
f-.ions in the Senate may delay the final
conclusion of peace, prevent demobili
/.ation and delay Europe's reconstruc
tion generally.
President Wilson has called the at
tention of the French and Italian Pre
miers to the fact that they can make
more liberal terms with the Central
Powers after an agreement upon the
league of nations than without it.
Without it they must insure their pro
tection by formidable frontiers and
safety by indemnitics which will crip
ple Germany for many years.
Senate May Disapprove
In this connection the attcntion of
the American commission was drawn to
day to the important point that in
case the Senate disapproves of the
league formula or shows a tendency
toward such aetion after it convenea in
Mnrch. the labors of the peace con?
ference here may be seriously affected.
Such aetion by the- Senste msy also
affect political conditions in Europe,
Conlinued on page six
Hines Named
U. S. Director
Of Railroads
Assistaut to MeAdoo Is
Appointed by Presidenl
Wilson in Cablegram
LOS AXGELF.S, Jan. 11. -Walker D.
Hines. assistaut director general of
i railroads, has been appointed director
1 general by President Wilson, to safe
cee?l William G. MeAdoo.
Notice of the appointment. cabled to
the White House, reached Mr. MeAdoo
by telegraph at Winslow, Ariz., last
night, when the retiring director gen
j era! pas3cd through that tewn cn his
I way to Los Angeles, where the an
' rour.cement w>is made to-day.
| Mr. MeAdoo is^ued the following
"The President has authorized me to
' announce the appointment of Walker
' D. Hines as director genyeral of rail?
roads. Ho will enter tipon his duties
] of o'fhce immediately. Mr. Hines has
i been my assistant at Washington since
j the beginning of government control,
: and has n thorough knowledpe of or
] ganization and administration of the.
1 railroads under Federal control. as
woll as #,f the fundamental problem j
involved in the railroad situation. His !
ability ar.d experience admirably fit
hun for the grcat trust and rcsponsi- j
bility with which the President has
; honored him.
"Aside from his obvious qualifica
l tions, Mr. Hines is in full sympathy
! with the policies which have guided
j the railroad administration and with
? the views, of the President on the rail
i road question. I am sure that Mr.
Hines will have the hearty support of
the fine army of railroad officers and
j employes, and I can ask nothing better
I for him thari that they shall give him
I and the country the samc ' loyal and
j effective service they rendered during
j my term as director general."
Before he resigned as chairman of
I the board of dircctors of the Santa Fe
j system a year ago to become Mr. Mc
i Adoo's chief of staff the new director
general was known as one of the young
tst railroad cxecutives in the coun
i try. Born in a little Kentucky town
| near Bowling Green, in 1870, he will
! not be forty-nine years old until Feb
I ruary 2.
Salary Exceeded MeAdoo*
As assistant to MeAdoo he got $25,000
j a year, more than twice as much as
i his chief, who received only his Cabi
j net salary of $12,000, without extra
! emolument for undertaking the rail
! road administration for the govern
| ment. But his salary as director gen?
eral probably will be determined by Mr.
Wilson immediately after the Presi
j oeni returns from abroad. His appoint
; ment by the President stands as made,
| as under the law it does not require
; contirmation by the Senate, and Wash
mpton believes that when Mr. Wilson
returns the pay of the new head of the
! railroad administration will be fixed at
$50,000 a year.
Mr. Hines was a court stenographer
j when he was sixteen, and assisted his
1 inother, who wift a school teacher.
| Then, after serving a brief period as
; secretary to the chief attorney for the
j Louisville & Nasnville Railroad. he
I tcok a law course at the University of
' Virginia and was graduated as a bache
! lor of laws. He returned to the 6ervice
j of the Louisville & Nashville, and
: at thirty was made a vice-president of
I that system.
1 Came to New York in 1900
; He went to New York in 1906 and
i soon became chief counsel of the Santa
i Fe. In September, 1916, he was made
chairnian of the board of that syjstem,
j a position he retained until drafted by
I the government for the railroad ad
, ministration.
Prior to taking oycr of the railroads
j by the government, Mr. Hines was out
| spoken In his opposition to various
! policies pursued at Washington with
; raference to the transportation systems
? of the country. He directed the fight
I of the railroad interests against the
; Adamson act in 1916 and 1947; in ad
j dresses, articles and pamphlets he
iought "political hookworm," a dia
j ease from which he declared various
! government agencies suffered; attacked
| railroad lahoi _ crganizations as "arro
<?, nt' ." anq did not hesitate to criti
my. Wilson ?? rcsponsible in great
Contlnued on page elejen
Peiiusylvania and We*t
Shore Ferries Resumc;
Normal Serviee Mondav
Taft Board Hearing
Begins To-morrow
Owners \re Still Defiant
and Federal Seiziire of
Craft Appears Likelv
President Wilgon's cabled mterver
tion yc<terday riteulted in the sudder
lalting of the harbor strike here.
Ihe raen voted. unanimously, last
night to return to work immediately.
Their aetion afftcts all boats except
ihose operr.ted by the Delaware, Lacka
wanna & Westrrn Railroad, includinp
ihe ferrybonts. tugs and lijrhtcrs con
trolled by that corporation.
Technically, the men return to work
pending a settlement of the issue by
the War Labor Board. Aotually, in
view of threatened pressure by the
government on both sides, there is bc
lieved to be little probability that hsr
bor conditions of the last three dayv
will be repeated.
In announcing the decision of the
men. Thomas Delahunty, president of
the Marine Workers' Affiliation, said
that many strikers would be back or,
their jobs this morning and all by to
President "Wilson took a hand in the
harbor strike situation yesterday, giv
ing hope of prompt settlement. He
seut a cablc message'to the War Labor
i Board asking it to take up the disnut.
again. Pending the aetion of %hia
body, the men will return to work.
Thomas Delahunty. president of the
' Marine Workers* Affiliation, announced.
| some of them to-day and all of them
! by to-morrow.
Traffic?on both the Pennsylvania and
j West Shore ferries was resunvjd at
j midnight.
Mr. Delahunty's announcement f'oi
lowed a night mecting at the Marin ?
J Workers' Affiliation offices in ^6 T'j.r.
J Place of the six members of the striki
jcommittee with a government repre
rentative. Benjamin M. Squires, who i
a Department of Labor commissioner
of conciliation and chairman of tlr
New York Harbor Wage Adjustmen'
The government'* messagc to the
strikers was that the members of the
War Labor Board were on their way
to New York Cit'y from uiffcrent point^
of the compass. Most of them are d?r
here to-day. '
Paul Bonynge. speakintf for his
; clients. the boat owners, last mgh?
said: "Our attitude isn't changed *
j bit by the decision of the men. W<
j have made it clear how we feel abou'
i arbitration beforc a board that in
j cludes Basil Manly."
In view of this, leaders of the atrik
] ers and government representativc
i said there waa cvery reason to believe
I that the government would take over
j the operation of the harbor craft.
Taft to Arrlve To-night
Former President Taft. joint chair?
man of the board, was in Pittsburgh
yesterday, and from Washington it wa?
learned that he would not reach Ne*
York until to-night.
The strike committee waa told that
the War Labor Board would begin
heSrings on the controversy at 10
o'clock Monday morning in the Boarrl
of Estimate's room in the City Hall
provided the men agreed to go back t"
work immediately. This information
was delivered along with an urgen*
request from the War and Navy de
partments, the Shipping Board and the
railroad adminiatration to resume work.
So far as could be learned last night.
the government did not ask the boat
| owners whether they would submit
; their side of the controversy to arbi
! tration. It was pointed cit that Pre*si
, dent Wilson in his cablegram had re
! quested the War Labor Board to rc
j sume jurisdiction over the controversy,
, so that the queation of joint submis
sion had been removed by virtue of.
I the Piesident's request.
Predicts U. S. Seiiure
J One representative of the govern
I ment stated flatly that if the boat own
! ers balked at arbitration their craf*
: would be commandeered by various de
[ partments of the government.
Daylight to-day, the Strike liwwler*
j predicted, would find myriads of harbor
! craft striving to reducc the freight
j congestion on the Jersey side. At sun
| set yesterday not more than half a
| do^n boats were moving simultane
j ously in all the reaches of the harbor.
Paul Bonynge, before Mr. DelahuntyV
j announcement was made, said that if th?
j men should decide to return to work
j they would find their boats right ?h?w
; they abandoned them. Shortly afterward
j from Mr. Bonynge's office the boat own?
ers issued a statement that diacussed
the possjbility of the, government ;<ew
ing their equlpment.
In the statement the boat owners de
clared the gmernment would not bc

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