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Voi. LXXIX No: 26,613
e Truth: News ? Editorials Advertisement
Fair today and to-morrow ; narptrr to
morro?. Moderate northeast tu
southeast winds.
full C'porl on r-ic? It
rropyrigrht. tfllt?,
New York Tribune? Inc. I
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_?.._,_ ?I? f?reatrr New " ^nrk anrt
TWO (F.MS ?wiiijin rommiitiii( dUtanro
? l-MlhlT.
Wilson Suffers Nervous Coll
600,000 British Rail Me
apse; Cancels His Tour;
n Strike; Nation Arming
England t? ?
Use Army in
Labor Crisis
Demobilization Is Halted
and AH Leaves of Ab?
sence Cancelled to Meet
Tie-Up With Force
Trucks to Supply
Cities With Food
H?tions Reduced. Tlanes
to Carry Mail; Thomas
Blames Lloyd George
London Fears Shortage
Of Food in Three Days
New York Tribuna
European Bureau
tOpyrura. 1P1?. New York Tribune Inc.?
LONDON. Sept. 26.?The mana?
ger of or.o of the largest London
provision stores told The Tribune
correspondent to-night that lie an?
ticipated r. shortage of food, in Lon?
don within three days. Ho expects
that th? re will be h run on all cdiblo
materials, which probably will pre
cipiti ti a food crisis.
Milk will be tho f;rt-t article to
run short, and the Food Ministry
has issued a warning that it must
be used with the most stringent
LONDON', Sept. 26 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?A nation-wide rail?
way strike, Involving more than
600,000 workers and completely para?
lyzing the country's steam and electric
transportation system, was called at
nvi?mgU to-night following the failure
to-day of the negotiations between the
government officials and the represen?
tative of the National Kailwaymen's
Dispatches from the outlying dis?
tricts arriving in London since mid?
night indicate the strike call has been
generally responded to, although in
lome centres with reluctance.
The Associated Press learned au?
thoritatively that ? the government
'.akc3 the view that the strike must bo
fought with every facility at its com?
mand, even to the employment of
armed force..
The govern m i nt looks upon the
Itrike as a threat against the life of
the community. While it does not
propose to operate the railways, the
government asserts it will protect men
?lunteering for service.
The War Office announced that it
would be necessary to suspend demobil
:za?:'"i of the array and cancel all
leaves of absei,re.
War Food t ontrol Revived
The Food Controller to-night issued
??i order virtually reviving the war
Masure-- regarding food, namely, by
Prohibiting hoarding beyond one week's
"PPl.v. and applying the rationing of
raeals to public eating houses, which.
*U1 not In allowed to serve sugar, milk
?L cr separately, except to children
?der ten years of age. The order
Pea into operation to-morrow. Local
controllers are empowered to tix maxi?
em prices of articles which previous
2 have not been affected by such
.The government also announced that
'L?\u t0 :"sure f"?J supplies dur?
ent! i 8tnke il n>a>' be necessary
purely to suspend the transportation
ouhr ' lT t!:('u-fore calls upon the
p?.i **, decrease its consumption of
'Wl and the gas and electric light
?'?nts to economize to the utmost,
'luminatod advertisements are for?
men and householders will be allowpd
'Buy only Kin nounds of coal a week.
King Expected Back in London
King George, ?? ho is spending a vaca
, n at Hahvoral t'astle, is being kept
;?nsuntly informed by s?>ecia! wire of
? J aevelopments in the- railroad situ
?iii U ii! expected that the King
'" cancel the remainder of his vaca
,',, and return to London, coming by
?Womobile. if necessary,
lid ,t0"da>' tho Cabinet met to Con?
ner th.- strike, and it is significant
Fi.i-i1'?? Kravity of the situation that
In? ,!arshil1 "aig and General Field
ilitiSl y commander of the London
??ltat WCre sunimoned tor ? con'
*a\-e81d<!l tli0 various classes of rail
*iornW?i 4nvolved >n the negotia?
te ,' the strike is expected to affect
d*m ocomot've engineers, whose wage
?manUs have already been met by the
? *e?iment,'the London subway work?
er n ih? 'bu8 <i"vt,rs. The Rail
?tr'ike i'nion have voted not to
t'a'lit" R,1(^ t0 ,na',Uu>" strict neu
Not to Involve Ireland
inedia iUu' strikp wil] "ot extend im
Bh*TX. t0 Irt'land was indicated to
tocWt en J H- Thomas, general
fcilw? ?f the Nat-ional Union of
????> yn,en' to-night sent an emphatic
*n?? .t0 thc Irish branch of the
Work ??l..ennK the me? ??t to cease
A*uinti furth" notice.
tin g?? t?'sl)alch received from Dub
?edi?rtt ia ,tnke to-night was not
to worWuand that tlle "l?n were? likely.
,^H through Saturday.
*eUc.iu?!ernment '8 ?"anging ener?
ve mail. W with the emergency.
^^a?sjwill be carried by airplanes
^/_Co?<i?u?d OM page three
$20,000,000 Given by
Rockefeller for Medics
The General Education Board,
founded by John D. Rockefeller, yes?
terday announced the gift of $20,000,
000 from him for the improvement of j
medical education in the United
States. According to a statement is?
sued from the office of the board,
at 61 Broadway, the income of the j
gift Is to be used currently and the
principal is to be distributed within
fifty years.
Dr. Abraham Flcxner. secretary of
the board, declared last night that
the gift opened the way to a new era
in medicine in this country. Improve?
ments and innovations which had
been discussed and determined upon
in years past now would be realized,
he said.
It is estimated this latest contribu?
tion lias brought Mr. Rockefeller's
donations to the llenera 1 Kducation
Hoard to $300,000,000. Wallace Butt
rick is president of the board.
The most spectacular of its recent i
steps is tii" recommendation that a
new and revised curriculum be in- !
stitutcd in the schools. Among the J
revisions suggested are the elimina- I
tion of higher mathematics, abstract ?
grammar and the classic languages, i
Fare Raise
Held Illegal
In Test Case
Court Find* Public Ser?
vice Commission Has No
Power to Alter 5-Cent
Hate in Contract
Justice Finch, in the Supreme Court,
; handed down a decision yesterday sus?
taining the action brought by Corpora
; tion Counsel Burr, at the instigation of
i Mayor Hylan, to prohibit Lewis Nixon,
; Public- Service Commissioner, from giv
' ing l?is consent to an increase of fare
I to the Manhattan and Queens Traction
Corporation. Justica Finch granted an
alternative writ of prohibition, which I
restrains Commissioner Nixon from
; holding a hearing on the application
?for higher fares on the ground of lack
: of legal power. The matter must now
! be heard and determined by a iury.
While the decision of Justice Finch
? applies only to the case brought be
; fere him its scope and effect are re
I garded as much broader. Practically it
affects every other company which de
| sires to raise fares and, therefore, the
1 dual subway contracts.
Justice Finch pointed out in his
I opinion that when the Legislature re
j organized the Public Service Commis
| sion of the 1st District and reduced it
' from five members to a single-headed
commission, the Legislature granted
no new powers.
"It would seem," continued Justice
| Finch, "th?-., Legislature had not in?
tended to confer on the Public Service
Commission the right to give permis?
sion to gVant an increase of fare."
Commissioner Nixon denied the alle?
gation that he threatened to abrogate
? the contract between the City of New
York and the railroad company fix
1 ing a five-cent rate of fare.
Of the commissioner's attitude of
| not intending CW do anything until he
had "ascertained the true facts," Jus?
tice Finch said: "He fails, however, to
specifically deny the all-important al?
legations of the petition that he does
claim jurisdiction to increase the fare.
This is important in view of the con?
ceded fact that he assumed jurisdic?
tion and granted an increase of fare
in the ease of the application of the
New York and North Shore Traction
Company. He seeks to justify this
action by alleging that said company
operates in the 1st and 2d districts,
and that in permitting zone rates to
be established by said corporation 'all
that I did was practically to follow the
ruling of the Public Service Commis
i sion of the 2d district.' "
Corporation Counsel Burr, in dis
'-? cussing the decision of Justice Finch,
said: "The difficulties of these com
i panies as to franchise terms are of
- their own seeking. It is a matter of
; public recollection and record that the
- franchises were not forced upon the
. companies. The companies wanted the
franchises so much that they bargained
: on the subject of fares and agreed to
be ever bound by a five-cent limitation
? at the city's option."
-? ?
Blind Lawyer, Pardoned
From Hing Sing, Weds
C. F. Cossum, of Poughkeepsie,
lh Husband of the Woman
Whose Funds He Lost
POUGHKEEPS1E, N. Y.. Sept. 26.?
i Charles F. Cossum, lawyer of Pough
keepsie, who was released from Sing
i Sing prison yesterday on pardon by
Governor Smith, was married this
| morning at the Little Church Around
i the Corner. New York City, to Mrs.
W. F. Milford, of this city.
Cossum was sent to prison in Octo?
ber, 1917. for grand larceny on a sen?
tence of from five to ten years. The
fact that he had become involved in
difficulties with hundreds of his clients
was first made evident in July of that
year when he was found unconscious
, on the floor of his office, with a bullet
? wound in his head. The shot with
1 which he had intended to end his life
! only bunded him.
Among those who lost money through
,! his defalcations was his bride of to
, day. How much she lost has never
been determined. She enterd no claim
against the man. Only the most inti
! mate friends of the two families were
| present at the wedding. While in
I prison Mr. Cossum became proficient
ta th? use of the typewrites*
Strike Tide
Turns; Panic
Seizing Men
Steel Men Now Fear Only
That Washington May
Interfere With Unwel?
come Offer to Arbitrate
Unions Will Try
To Involve Roads
Substantial Gains Made
by Vandergraft, Sharon
and Braddock Plants
By Theodore M. Knappen
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26.?Convinced j
that the worst is over and that from
now on they will steadily regain con?
trol of the industry, steel producers
now assert that they fear more than
anything else any intervention from
Washington, such as a Presidential
arbitration commission.
They declare that if there ever was
a strike in which there is nothing to
arbitrate it is this one. Mere creation
of an arbitration commission, they say,
- ould give the strike organizers a de?
gree of recognition that they are not
entitled to.
This is the kind of strike, they de?
clare, that has to be fought out, he
cause there is no common ground. The
question at issue, as they view it. is
whether the steel industry is to be con?
trolled by its present owners or by the
strikers. If it were merely a question
of wages or hours or working condi?
tions it would be open to arbitration.
But being one of "stand and deliver,"
it mubt be settled by wage of battle.
Staff Corresponde rice
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26.?East and
West, the steel strike appeared to be
slowly receding to-day. The strikers
seem to be suffering from the accom?
plishment of too much at. first. In the
first Vow days the strike went as far
as it could go in the direction of in?
creased numbers of men out. Being
unable to go forward, it is now going
Now the offensive has passed to the
Theirs is not a spectacular offensive
like the dashing charge that nearly
overwhelmed them. It is a slow and
tedious advance and a difficult one for
the strikers to counter on successfully.
Secretary Foster, of the national or?
ganizing committee of the iron and
steel workers, said to-day that the
strike had about reached a standstill;
that it couldn't go further because
there was no place for it to go.
On the other hand, there is unlim?
ited room for the extension of the
back-to-the-mills movement.
May Try to Extend Strike
At. the meeting of the national com?
mittee to be held here to-morrow it is
purposed to take up the question of
extending the scope of the strike.
The committee appointed at Wednes?
day's meeting to confer with the "Big
Four" railway brotherhoods'has not ac?
complished anything, and at to-mor
i row's meeting action will be taken look?
ing to an immediate conference with
the brotherhoods to go over the whole
i situation.
Secretary Foster would not say
whether this meant only an effort to
? get the railroad men to stop local haul
! ing for the steel mills and furnaces or
i a more ambitious attempt to pursuade
? them to put an embargo on all rail
? way transportation for the companies
' against which the strike is being
: waged.
The strikers are still considering an
offensive against the Bethlehem Steel
i Company. Final decision regarding
! uction in this direction will be made
at to-morrow's meeting.
Holding Ground, Says Foster
"We are holding our ground every
i where," Foster said to-day. "There
j are as many men out at Chicago and
! Gary as ever. So far as our reports
j show there is no slow dribbling back
i to work of strikers at the Carnegie
? 'Bit: Four' here.
"We insist the steel industry over
! the country is 75 per cent crippled.
"The meetings reported at Youngs
j town of workers getting together to
: vote on the question of returning, are
! mostly clever moves of the companies
! to start something, but we will have
' all such meetings so well picketed that
j the men will be fully informed of the
| snare. On the other hand, the Home
j stead plant is slowly exhausting its
| momentum and Clairton is as tight
I down as ever. Taking the whole coun
j try together, I would say that the men
! are standing up better than ever.
"As to how long it will be before
! one side or the other will get enough, I
? can't say. 1 never predict in strikes.
? I just work."
Men Break in a Panic
At Vandergrift, when the United En?
gineering and Foundry Company an?
nounced that all strikers would be paid
off for good, there was such a rush of
workers to return that the companv
announced the plant would resume
operations on Monday at full capacity.
This was hailed by the steel officiais
! aR the first panicky break in the rank3
j of the men, and the prediction was
made that by Monday similar occur
j rencos would be common all over the
j country and would mark the beginning
| of the end.
Another break of considerable pro
I portions was- reported from Sharon,
Penn., where several hundred addi?
tional men reported to the Carnegie
company this morning and the plate
mills resumed operations.
As an offset to these notable gains
| for the companies the Pittsburgh Steel
| Foundry Company and the Severance
Manufacturing Company at Glassport,
Continued oru^age three
Italian Troops
Seek Refuge
On U.S. Ship
- j
Detachment of Officers
and Men Flee Trau, on
Dalmatian Coast ; Are
Picked Up by Destroyer}
House Discusses
Landing Reports |
Representative Campbell,
of Kansas, Seeks Light
on Press Dispatches
GENEVA, Sept. 26. Italian of?
ficers and soldiers from Trau, Dal-!
matia. have been taken aboard an ''
American destroyer anchored in the
harbor in order to protect them [
from the population of the city, ac- '<
cording to Belgrade dispatches re
ceived here.
Captain Philiberto, formerly ?if;
the staff ' of Lieutenant General ?
Count Cadorna, is with the detach- I
fThe foregoing dispatch is the first I
information which has been received in i
this country since the receipt of ai
cablegram Thursday night stating that |
American marines had been lande?! at ;
Trau to compel Italian troops to evacu?
ate that city.]
Ask if Americans
Are Fighting Italy
Members of Senate ami
House File Queries:
?Sary Without IS eus
WASHINGTON. Sept. 26.?Secretary
Daniels was asked in a resolution by
Senator Knox. Republican, Pennsyl- |
vania, adopted to-day by the Senate, to !
i report whether American marines were !
landed at Trau, Dalmatia. to compel its ?
evacuation by Italian forces, as re
ported in press dispatches from Copen- j
hagen and Paris.
A resolution by Senator Lodge, also
adopted without discussion, asked the
? State Department whether marines had
! been sent to Europe to aid in carrying
I out provisions of the (?arman peace
treaty for a plebiscite in Schleswig- |
The reported landing of American ,
' marines in Dalmatia also was discussed !
i in the House. Commenting on "the \
I victory of American troops over Italian i
, forces." Representative Campbell, Re- j
; publican, Kansas, said it was time the !
i people had some knowledge of tho j
j initiation of war activities of the ?x- i
I ecutive aj/ainst people "with whom we \
! are supposedly friendly."
i "Our arms are engaged against the ?
| people of Italy," Mr. Campbell said,'
I "and such action was initiated evi-!
idently by the Executive against another j
| country with whom we are at peace."
Representative Black. Democrat, i
?Texas, asked what authority Campbell I
j had for saying that this country was I
I at war with Italy.
Mr. Campbell replied he had read ?t ?
I in press dispatches. j
Secretary Daniels said the Navy De- j
j partment had no information regard-;
ing the landing of American naval
forces on the eastern Adriatic coast, i
| Press reports some days ago that j
marines had been sent to Fiume j
! prompted Mr. Daniels to cable an (in- |
? quiry to Rear Admiral Andrews, com
manding American, na-val fftrces in the
Adriatic, but no reply has been re- |
Reports to-day that American ma?
rines had been landed on the Dalmatian
coast resulted in the dispatch of a sec- '
ond cablegram to the admiral asking j
for a complete report immediately.
While Admiral Andrews has author- i
ity under "exceptional circumstances" j
i to use his forces as ho may see fit, Mr.
Daniels said, tho Secretary was in?
clined to doubt that American marines
had been sent ashore.
Italy Is Urged
To Annex Fiume \
j Resolution in Chamber j
Asks Action Before
Peace Parley Decision
ROME, Sept. 26 (By The Associated
I Press).?Two resolutions have been
! introduced in the Chamber of Deputies,
! one providing for the annexation of
! Fiume without awaiting the decision of
| the peace conference, and the other af
1 firming the right of Italy to guarantee
Italian nationality.
Alarmist reports of all sorts are in
circulation. One says King Victor
Emmanuel may abdicate, and another
that civil war is imminent between the
' Nationalist and militarist factions, on
| the one side, and the forces controlled
by the Socialists on the other. In
I these reports the Nationalistic adher?
id ents are represented as having decided
' to ?ush to thu limita the. jutpiratieuA?!
Poor Picking and a Long, Hard Winter Ahead
Italy, while their opponents are de?
clared to be determined to oppose by '
all mean?, even by revolution, another
foreign war. ?
President Wilson's reply regarding
the new proposals for the disposition
of Fiume has been received, the news?
papers announced to-day, and was
found to insist upon his original view
that the city should be interna-'
tionalized srnd not annexed to Italy, be
coming the centre of a small buffer :
state between Italy and Jugo-Slavia.
The President does not insist, accord?
ing to the press, upon a plebiscite in
th?? buffer state at the end of ('??'teen
year;?, as at first proposed, and
he consents to the rectification of the :
eastern frontier of Istria in favor of ,
Italy, in tue district of Albona.
The Stefani agency, the semi-official :
Italian news agency, denies President j
Wilson has demanded the expulsion I
of d'Annunzio from Fiume or
threatened an economic blockade of I
Italy. _ |
The news agency adds that Presi- |
dent Wilson sent two dispatches, one
of them reaching the American dele?
gation in Paris Thursday morning, and >
the other arriving in Rome this morn- i
ing. Both of them were without men?
ace, according to the news agency, and ;
expressed the most cordial sentiments
toward Italy, and said that modifica- ?
tions in the Fiume situation were pos
sible if the basic principles were safe- ?
D'Annunzio has sent a message to i
King Victor Emmanuel informing him i
of the situation in Fiume am? begging !
him not to abandon the nation's rights i
over the city, according to a dispatch !
to the "Epoca" from Triest.
At the meeting of the Crown Council
yesterday Tomasso Tittoni, Foreign
Minister, explained that the peace con- !
ference would not permit Italy to an- ?
nex Fiume, because such action would
authorize the Czecho-Slovaks to occupy
Teschen; the Jugo-Slavs to move forces ;
into Klangenfurt; the Greeks to claim ?
Thrace and the Rumanians to annex i
Ban at,
"It would be difficult to find a graver
period than this in the whole history j
of modern Italy," said Foreign Mln- !
ister Tittoni to-day.
Giovanni Giolitti, a former Premier,
suggested that the only remedy was to
have speedy general elections, so that
the country might pronounco on pend
ing questions and on the attitutie of
the government.
Antonio Salandra, also a former
Premier, opposed this proposal, point?
ing out the danger connected with an
appeal to the country at a time when,
he said, the government was not sure
of its control of the army for the
maintenance of public order.
When the members of the council
left the Quirinal the crowds gathered
outside shouted "Long live the army!"
and "Long live Italian Fiume!"
D'Annunzio Bars Foreigners
In a proclamation issued by d'Annun?
zio to the people of Dalmatia the poet
commander of Fiume declared:
"The fate of the Adriatic must be
decided only by Italians. Any other
races would be Intruders. We refuse
to allow them to prevail."
A message from Fiume states ??hat
| an American author, Henry Fox, has
I arrived there and offered his services
| to d'Annunzio. It is also declared that
i an American naval officer had volun
j teered to help d'Annunzio defend the
| city. _
PARIS, Sept. 26.?A dispatch from
Spalato to-day, by way of Belgrade,
; says that movements of Italian troops
I have been observed in the zone of occu
i pation. Detachments appeared at
j Doprantza, on the direct road to Trau,
I and -at Labin, sm. miles north of Trau,
Viscount Grev Arrives;
Would Promote Goodwill
New British Ambassador to
U. S., Here on Maure
tania Praises Ideals of
America in the War
Sorry Wilson is ill
Stays Aboard Ship Over
Night; Will Go Direct
to Washington To-day
Viscount Grey. K. G., of FallodonJ
successor of Lord Reading as British ;
Ambassador to the United States, ar- :
rived here last night on the Cunard ?
liner Mauretania. From the ship he |
issued the following statement:
"On my arrival here I wish to take ;
the first opportunity of saying what ',
a special appeal it made to me when !
1 was asked to undertake the duties :
of British Ambassador to the United
States. So much pood will has been I
shown to me already by American as
well as British, friends that I feel
both grateful and encouraged. My ?
regret is that the partial failure of
sight, which has made me withdraw
almost entirely from public life for |
nearly three years, and which makes
all public work difficult, renders it i
impossible for me to undertake the
duties of a permanent ambassador !
and must make my mission compara- ?
tively short. I am much looking for- j
ward to my stay among you, and I j
would like to try to convey in a few
words why this mission to the United i
States appeals to me a3 nothing else i
in public life now does.
"We have to make a new start after
the war to repair and to rebuild the
Old World, which the war has left in
ruins. We wish to build a better
one, but the British Empire, in com- j
mon 1 am sure with other countries, j
feels that without good understand- !
ing and friendship with America in- |
ternational progress is impossible \
and even international security is i
doubtful. I do not come to put for?
ward any new proposals for treaties ;
or alliances; I am not charged with j
any mission of that kind. Good un
derstanding can best be established
on cordial feeling between the peo- i
Misunderstandings Arise
"There are some things that do
j not exist in common between any i
two other countries?a common Ian- ,
j guage is one of them?which make
! strongly for friendship between the
I American and British peoples. On i
the other hand, there are some j
things which cut across this happy ;
I tendency and make for misunder- j
j standing, arising partly out of old j
[ ' historical memories, partly out of
British poP'icol problems, which do !
aa ? matted of fact excite a special
interest in America. My own hope
?in?! belief is *hat the things which
make for misunderstanding may by
tune, by wise and sympathetic pol?
icy and by a fuller knowledge of the
facts arul difficulties be dissolved '
and disappear.
"Tiie things which make for friend?
ship 1 believe to 'nave their root-? -a?
deep m tire minds of the American
and .British people.-, and to be so
inseparable from the natutes of
each, that they must endure ami
grow. Th" difficulties will not
be overcome by ignoring or under?
rating them, and that is why 1 refer
to them. But it would be an even
greater error to underrate the
strength and possibility of growth
of the things that draw ?is toward
each other. In Great Britain last
year we saw hundreds of thousands
of American soldiers passing through
oui' island '.o go to fight side by side
with the Allied forces on 'he Con?
tinent of Europe. We felt, as we
saw your soldiers and heard of their
oiurage and heroism on the battle?
field, that they were animated by one
patriotism and that your whole na?
tion was fighting for an ideal.
Moved by One Ideal
"There have been many tilings in
this war unexampled in history, and
one of them is the spontaneous and
whole-hearted way in which so great
a nation and so vast a country as
the United States was moved by one
ideal to light abroad on land and s? a
and to combine for work and sac?
rifice of every kind at home. It was
a splendid thin?? to see your whole
nation realize that its national in?
terest was the common interest of
humanity and rise up unanimously
to defend it.
"Between the enemies in this war
there have been bitterness and
hatred. It. will need time and the
growth of confidence in good farth
and good intentions to alter this,
but in time I hope the feeling will
change into a hatred of war itself, u
hatred of things and not of peoples
against each other. The greatest se?
curity against future war and the
most permanent cure for the evils of
war he in good will. It will be the
object of my mission while it lasts
to promote that good will, as far as I
have strength or opportunity, be?
tween the American and British peo?
ples, in the hope that this may be
one great element of security leading
to greater international good will on
the broadest possible basis."
He Is Nearly Blind
Lord Grey's eyesight is poor, prac?
tically akin to blindness, and he spoke
of it in a casual way after his eyes
had been put through a severe strain
by some twenty photographers an?!
motion picture men, who held him in
the sunlight of the boat deck for nearly
a half hour. Lord Grey came out on
deck to please them and seemed anx?
ious to wear the large smoked glasses
that covered his eyes, but the/ would
have none of it and insisted that he
remove the goggles before their cam?
Presently he had an informal chat
with the reporters, informing them that
he was pleased to come to America and
trusted that his health would enable
Continued on page four
Illness Due
To Overwork
Issues Statement at Wich?
ita Regretting Inability
to Address Kansans;
Condition Not Serious
Due in Capital ?it
8 A. ML To-morrow
Sign* of a Breakdowu
Seen at Pueblo: Ibid
1 More Towns to \ i?it
President Sleeps 2 Hours
TRA?NT. SKI'Ai.! \. M- . Sept
Dr. Cary T Graysoi
dent's phj sician. at 1 ick i
night, as the f
dalia, said the Pi I i ? ?
two hours du ring the aftei
was feeling bett? r. Il t
meal during the aft? i
KAN- \S ? i I V. ?' .
ident Wilson is a
prostrated with nervou
? xhau tion His sj
cancelled, \fter a bad
day. bel we? n Pueblo ?
Kan., dar- ng which Mr. V
ferai: from sever n id . i ?
?n ha; ?ige ? . , ? ?
a" dnyii:;:r
T. Grayson, lis pr y. icir.i
respon -rb- ' ? ? ? ? ? ?
dent to a.
and to rel urn - ' I ? "?' ,
ton for a rest. I?-- ?? '. i
ington u* 8
The following ol , ?
issued early thi rcarj
Tumulty :
"The President his exerted bun
himself so ronstantl) and h.?- been
under such s strain during the last
year and has so spent himself ?itb<?ii'
reserve on (hi? trip, thai it ha*
brought on a nervous reaction in
his digestive organs. |?r (?ray son
therefore, insists upon the rancella
tion ?if his remaining appointment?
and hi?* immediate return t' V\.i-h
ington. notwithstanding th. Pre?si
dent's earnest desire to complete hi*
Du?- to ' It i-rwi.rh
Dr. Gray ed tl > j i?
let in at 5 n
"President Wilson- condition
due to overwork. The trouble dale?
back to an attack ol influenza last
April in Pnris. | rum which he hat?
never entirvl\ recovered The In?
dent's activities ?>n tins trip have
overtaxed his strength, md he is -n!
fering from nervous exhaustion. Hi*
condition is n<?t alarming, hu? it > ? 1
be necessary for his r? ???>?:. that he
have rest ae?! <|?ii?-t l??r i , .? ? ?!. i
able time
"GR \i SON.
A second b i) le by Secreta I i
multj was jiven ou after?
noon il ? ? i ; .
"Upon the adti'?- of Rear \dmiral
! Car> T. (?rayson, the President ?
physician, it has become necessary
to cancel all the President's engage
! meats for the immediate future."
', President Issues Statement
I The President's Special was just uirt
I side Wichita, where Mr. Wilson was
.scheduled to speak this morning, when
Secretary Tumulty announced that the
? President was too ill to continue th?
journey as planned. Shortly after
! ward the following message w<is sent
i to tin- people of Wichita:
"It is with sincere regret '-rat I
I am unable to meet tire fine pi pi? of
! Wichita and Kansas, to lay before
! them all the facts regarding t e
I treaty of peace an?! the I? ague ? f
! nations. I know with what cand
they would desire to treat this
! portant matter, and I Bra confide t
i what their judgment of the facts
would be. It is a real disappoi
ment to me that 1 must leave har--. -
without having the pleasure u' again
coming nto personal corta?' with
I them.
The President's arrival in Wichita
j was scheduled for M o'ciock, and lonr
| before that hour the streets of the cit\*
were thronged with a holiday crowd
The schools weie closed for the day
: and thousands of children dressed ?r,
I white and carrying tho flag? of the
i United States and the Allies lined the
' route of parade. The Forum, with ;.
capacity of 10,000, was filled shortly
' after 6 o'clock in the morning, peopt*
pouring in from the countryside,
Breakdown Unexpected
The physical brenkdu^n ol th*
'President was not expected \,\ trios?
I on the train who had been watching th?
hard pace he has set for himself inca
l the beginning of his speaking t r p, * Ith
an itinerary covering 10,000 ta .?a.,
| miles and speaking program?
had become extend"e?l from the original
thirty-five t?> nearly trfty add restai
Mr. Wilson had delivered
speeches, counting the or.?.- at Pueblo
yesterday, .?r-.a there were still ahiHtd
of him Oklahoma City, Little Rack.
Memphis arid Louisville, ur'h a ?ur?
prospect that ther?- would have b^-cu
car platform addresses at minor pon.is
The first si??n ?,f the President's
' breakdown vnj seen on Septcrabei IT
at San Francjjco, foliew.ug the ai*ta

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