'? Revolutionary Jh.cadq.uarters imm?di- i
ately ordered a atrong column to pursue
Herrero and to'captiite htm. stmtmarHy
court martial him and apply the death
"Generals Gonaalea and Obregon have
* named. an.investf?*?.ting. commission .to
I proceed to the scene of the crime ana
secure the facts and establish the lisp?
le fctngs with all exactness.
*'At the present time everything indi?
cates personal vengeance by Herrero,
?*?ho--pr?ei?ed!tn*?d Jh* attack- offering
to protect Catranza during his atay in
Tlaxcalantongo, since it appears that ;
Herrerp's father had b-etfn executed a '
few day?' previously by Orders of Car
ran xa amr Cabrera. I
"Pr?sident Carranza's body will ar?
rive in Mexifig.,Citv May _3. Congress
will meet May 24 to designate legally a
substitute President In accordance
with constitutional Articles M and 86."
Body Lies in State
Ad-fieer ?rr-tfehing* b$fe to-day from
Necaxa say that the body of former
President Carranza lay in state Satur?
day night in the village of Villa Juarez,
? the nearest place to the scene, ?f his
death. It arrived in Neoaxa Sunday
morning in charge of General Mariel,
?m* froTh tW"re ft -wilrTbe bTftj-ghtfti
charge of General Jesus Novoa to
j Mexico City.
The transportation of the body over
"""the narrow-gauge railway is being ren?
dered di'Ticult -on account of terri?e
';storms which are raging in the m?un
i.'iainous region. The body of the former
i President is inclosed in a plain wooden
;. box, covered with a raincoat.
When the coffin reached Necaxa a
I heavy rain was falling. It was accom?
panied by a group of generals and a
i-number of members of Carranza's Cahi
j: net. A little band of mountain Indians
i? carrying flowers followed the rude cas
I k?t. \
g .'Among the., escort were, Manuel
Aguirre Berl.anga. Minister of the In
?jterior; Vgnacio Bonillas, former Am?
bassador to the United States; General
Murguia and Juan Bar'rngen, Chief of
Staff of Carranza.
Luis Cabrera Secretary of the Treas
I ury, was not in* the ^jarty. It was re?
ported that* he had stopped at Villa
4- Preparation? *ro being made to pay
*? .military honors to the body of Presi
?, dent Carranza when it arrives at the
railway station and during the proces
\ sion from the station to his late resi
I: : '".
UeSe Awaits Details
Explanation Must Be
Made Before Action on
Recognition of Rebels
Hrerm The Tnlim^-'s Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, May 23.?The Ameri
ean government will demand of the
I revolutionary r?gime in Mexico a c?m- i
p?ete explanation of the killing of
i Venustiano Carranza before any step j
I will he taken toward authorizing diplo- j
;. matic relations with the Obregonista ?
party, it was said in a well Informed
quarter here to-night.
Likewise, the present ruling faction j
| in the Southern Republic will be ex- ;
. pected to completely prove that the
assassination of the deposed President
was a wholly unauthorized act, and |
', adequate punishment will be expected '
to be meted op" to Colonel Adolfo Her?
rero and the other Mexican soldiers in?
volved in the: crime.
In the absence of any further official
': word from Charg? d'Affaires. Summei
I lin. in Mexico City, State Department
officials assumed the attitude of with?
holding judgment until information giv?
ing in detail the circumstances of Car
! ran?2a*S death are received. A similar
d sposition to withhold comment was
? videnced by officials of the provisional
igency here. No statements from gov
t ernment sources ' or" frrtm the offices
; of Dr. Alvaro Torre-Diaz were forth?
coming hearing on the killing of Car
With President Wilson's announced !
" policy of refusing recognition to any j
irovornment built on bloodshed fresh j
. in the minds of revolutionary repre?
sentatives here, efforts are being made
by them to obtain fro.m Mexico City ;
; full information of the nature of the |
? death of Carranza, as well as data on
? he circumstances prior to the assas?
Revolutionary officials frankly admit
the sudden death of Carranza has pro?
voked an unpleasant development in
the revolution, and they express the
: hopo that the Mexican Congress, at to
? morrow's session, will not only select a
Provisional President to take charge
of the governmental activities of the [
Republic, but will make some expr?s- !
?t?n of Congressional desire that the
assassination of the first chief be ?
vigorously investigated and the per
petrators of the crime properly
It was predicted in revolutionary
circles here that Colonel Herrero un- j
doubtedly would be summarily pun?
ished for his part in the crime.
Levied by Villa
El Paso Hears American
and Foreign - Owned
Mines Ordered to Pay
EL PASO, Tex,, May 23. -An uncon?
firmed report that General Francisco
Villa had ordered American and other
foreign-owned mining companies
Chihuahua to pay him $500,000, and
that he had cut the power line between
Boquillas and Parral caused cons'd
erabie concern in Mexican revolution?
ary circles here to-day. *
The report, if confirmed, it is said, I
indicates Villa has taken up the cudgel j
against the new de facto government.
Previously it was Officially reported I
|j Villa and General P. Elias Calles had!
failed to agree on terms looking toward ]
' the bandit's elimination from Mexican |
A military campaign against Villa is
an immediate prospect, it was said by
revolutionary agents. Villa, it is said,
can be captured because of his present
inability to recruit a large force, or it
successful in recruiting, to equip and
supply a large force.
Revolntionists in Chihuahua of late
years have practically cleaned the state
of its cattle. Previously it was an
easy matter to feed a large body of
j men, but now, it is said, it is an im
? possibility unless the force has a
source of supply outside the state.
Valencia Is Strikebound
Gendarmes Patrol Streets; Car?
Stopped; Lights Out
VALENCIA. Spain, May 23.- Authori?
ties here took precautionary measures
this morning against Syndicalists who j
tried to call a general strike, having
convinced most workers they should
abandon their post?. At Alda-ra, a
?Hi?age near here, Syndicalists cut a i
iino transmitting electric current to |
this city, and as a result tramcar and ?
"ioctrio light service Is interrupted. j
Jn answer to the call from officials
armed fortf?s of gendarmes began pa- j
11 oiling the streets, and the majority
ol workmen who quit work left the ?
..hops quietly. Many stores are closed, ?
lut no ty.i.toivard incidents happened j
'luring'th?"'forenoon. A fete in behalf
of. work among victims of tuberculosis j
! a.1* been suspended as a result of the I
Acts rJ[Q?day to
End Rail Jam
Conferences in Eastern
Cities Between Interests
Affected Will Consider
Measures for Relief
Merchants to Co-operate
Committees Will Be Ap?
pointed to Aid in Kxp
pediting Local Traffic
Measures to end the freight conges?
tion will be considered by merchants,
bankers, railroad officials and repre- !
sentSti^es *9f"tl!?~g8Vefrrment at meet
ings to-day and to-morrow in New
York and other important" shipping
cefif?rs'-east" of the Mississippi.- Plans
also will be made to safeguard ship?
ping interests against future labor
Acting at the suggestion of the In?
terstate Commerce Commission, W. C.
Kendall, manager of' the car service
department ot. the American Railway
Association, has arranged for confer?
ences to-day in New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimorcf
Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Toledo
and Chicago.. Each meeting is expected
td appoint a committee to expedite
locaL trafile. ?
Thfi .$pnynittec.s wjll be composed of
one"' repr?sentative of the railroads,
one of -the National Industrial Traffic
League, an association of traffic man?
agers' of large industrial corporations,
artd'ode "member appointed 'by the In*
teratat? Gom?p??ftrqe: Co,Jnw?8ion. It is
expected a definite program for speed?
ing up traffl?i;all' over the country will
tesululroi? the joint work o? these
Merchants to Outline Program
Meantime a meeting called "a rally
to the defense of New York" has been
arranged by the Merchants' Associa
tion. 'It will be held at a lunchdfor. at
the Hotel Astor to-morrow. Frederick
J. Koster, former president of the San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce, is to
he the chief speaker. He is credited
with having led the fight against
strikes called by the longshoremen and
teamsters of his city and is, expected
to Suggest to New York how-to deal
with the situation hem'.'
"It is impossible to exaggerate, the
seriousness of the situation which' now j
?menaces our city," William Fellowes
Morgan, president of the association, j
and Alfred K. Marling, former presi
dent of the State Chamber of Com- j
merce, sav in a call for the meeting
issued ye'sterday. "The meeting will |
adopt measured to free the transporta- ?
tion lines from interruption now and;
m the future. It is a situation that ;
must be met and conquered if we are
to continue to do business.
"The officers of the largest commer?
cial organizations of the city, who are
in touch with the members of their
associations, have reached the conclu?
sion that the time has come when the
domination of small cliques banded to?
gether and occupying strategic posi?
tions in regard to the movement of
merchandise, both by land and by
water, must be thrown off.
"Public sentiment undoubtedly is
overwhelmingly in our favor and we
intend to keep it so. We shall ask
nothing unjust or unfair, but we shall
insist upon the right to the free use
of the transportation lines. Business
men of New York must be aroused to
a realization of what confronts them.
We will win with a united front."
Letter From Senator Calder
Mr. Mjorgan yesterday made public j
a letter from ?Senator William M. Ca?- !
der, relating to the freight situation
here. Senator Calder said:
? "I am convinced that never in the ?
history of New Yoik has there been ao
much cause for dissatisfaction on the ?
part of the business organizations of :
the city. Because of the poor facili?
ties and inability to handle the freight ;
of New York, particularly Manhattan
Islan-d, the supremacy of this port is
threatened. Our railroad terminal
and shipping conditions are such as to ?
warrant the most drastic action on '
the part of those interested. This i
situation is not only affecting the repu
tatiort of the city as the business
center of the country and demoraliz?
ing business itself, but it also is
threatening the food supply.
"For years we have been discussing
marginal railroads, terminal ware?
houses, better wharf facilities, and the
combination of express and trucking
interests under single control, but we
talk and do nothing. I do not mean
to imply that any on? is especially to
blame for this, but it i:; manifestly due
to eupineness rather than lack of in?
terest, and it seems to me that in a
community like New York City, with its
vast business interests, some ^roup of
men should get together and work out
"I know there are petty interests,
but these should be submerged, for j
after all the welfare of this great mass
of people is greater than of a few. 1
am also addressing this letter to the
Chamber of Commerce and Board of '
Trade and Transportation, and it would
seem to me that these three great or?
ganisations ought to take care of this
very serious situation. You may be
assured that I stand ready, as your
representative here, to join in this im?
One Killed When. Mountain !
Trolley Car Runs ?wav j
CHAMBERSBURG. Pa., May 23. -" -1
Robert D. Sefton, general manager of
the Chnmbersburg, Greencastle and
Wnynesboro Elactric Railway Com?
pany, is dead and three employees of
the company are injured seriously as
a result of the running away of a
trolley car on the mountain near Pen
mnr Park last night? Mr. Sefton was
operating the car when, the brakes re?
fused to hold. It rah down grade and
crashed into a passenger car. Three
passengers were hurt slightly.
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To-riionrew et tue Ve?j Street
Salesroom, Mr* Joseph *. Dajr
*U* the toten?feq?h'l -tunflita
rftfararftee tlie titles.
Hie tote nur **B ?cfceap an4
Iou ma/ ?et th* bargain o? a
The title pettdet win tie free
that In tfils reapect ron are rare
of a bargain.
Yon may make yonr bid with
entire confidence that the title
la good and ron will get what
9, TRUST C9
170 Broadway, 137W.l28tbSt., 870K.140thSt.
170 B*?wn nSOf?g Bwklm
SAO Faltflnflt.,Jamaica ?47 Jack?o?Ar.,L.I.01tr
?0 Bsy Str?Mt, St. Goorjr?. fttaton Island
I. C. C. Will Begin
Hearings in Freight
Rate Inquiry To-day
Proposals to Increase Rev?
enue to Meet Government
Guarantee of 6 Per Cent
Return Will Re Argued
WASHINGTON, May 23.-Hearings
looking toward revision of the freight
rate structure of the entire country to
meet the government guaranty of a 6
per cent return on the railway proper?
ties of the nation will be started to?
morrow by the Interstate Commerce
Representatives of practically every
interest connected with the nation's
transportation system, including the
public, will have ari opportunity to pre?
sent their cases. Three state public
utilities commissioners will sit with the
commission while the question Of what
rate increases are to be granted is
thrashed out. '
Recommendations as to rate increases,
which hnve been made to the commis?
sion by the carriers and which form the
bases for the hearing, set forth that in
order to make an income of 6 per cent
the earnings of all the roads must be
increased by $1,017,000,000.
To provide this additional sum the
roads have recommended that rates in
the Eastern group be advanced 30.4
per cent to make a 21.1 per cent addi?
tion in income; in the South 30.9 per
cent, for a 20.7 per cent larger re?
turn, and in the Western group 23.9
per cent, to yield an advanoe ofv17
per cent in revenue.
Means of arriving at the valuation
of the railroad properties are expected
to be tho subject of considerable ar?
gument during the hearing. Carriers
contend that the 6 per cent return
should be based upon the property in?
vestment accounts of the roads, while
shippers and state commissioners have
objected on the ground that the "book
accounts" are not reliable.
I Howard Elliott, chairman of the sub?
committee of the general rate com?
mittee of the Association of Railway
Executives, is to open the case for the
carriers as a whole, and Daniel W?5
lard, president of the Battimore A
Ohio Railroad, will make the initial
presentation for the Eastern group.
?? ' '??
China Drafts Objection
To Shantung Conference
Public Opinion Adverse and Na?
tion Has Not Signed Versailles
Treaty, Reported as Grounds
TOKIO, May 20 (By The Associated
Press) (delayed).- Government officiais
declared to-day they had not received
a reply from China to Japan's latest
invitation to begin negotiations rela?
tive to Shantung. Reports from Shang?
hai state China has drafted a refusal
on the ground that public opinion is
opposed to negotiations and that China
has not signed the Treaty of Ver?
sailles. The Foreign Office here, how?
ever, says Japan is always ready to
begin negotiations and. if they are
opened, will withdraw all troops from
Shantung su soon as China can or?
ganize a force of railway police.
Although the powers have virtually
arranged for the consortium by which
Great Britain, the United States,
France and Japan would take a dom?
inant r?le in financing the Chinese
government, there is some anxiety lest
China may raise objections to its
operation. The boycott of Japanese
goods in China continues seriously to
affect Japan's exports and, therefore,
adversely influences the existing eco?
nomic depression in this country.
Midland Co. Runs 3 Cars
llylan Busses Are Deserted for
Old Method of Travel
The Midland Railway Company,
which began operating one car over the
St. George-Concord line on Staten
Island Friday, to preserve its fran?
chise, increased its service 200 per
Three cars ran all day on a fifteen
minute headway and the fickle popu?
lation, which has hitherto patronized
the Mayor's busses deserted them for
the old familiar mode of travel.
Chauffeurs of the busses did little
business and were much disgruntled.
Lon d on Cig a re ttes
?. S* Offer to
Miners Said to
Exceed 15 P. C.
Proposal by Secretary of
Ta?bor To* Be Submitted
to Convention Which
Opens To-day, Says Lewis
Union Is Recognized Ateo
District Leaders Instruct?
ed to Oppose President's
Plan for Commission
WILKE.S BARRE, Pa., May 2,3.--John
L. Lewis, international president of the
United Mine Workers, announced here
to-night that the "basis of adjustment
between anthracite miners and opera?
tors drawn up by William B. Wilson,
Secretary of Labor, proposed recogn
tion of the miners' union and a wage
increase in excess of the 15 per cent
already offered by the operators.
The Secretary's proposals will be
presented to the tri-district miners con?
vention which opens here to-morrow.
Mr. Lewis said.
Although th? proposals have not been
officially approved by the operators,
it is understood that the operators will
agree to them, if they are accepted
by the hard coal diggers.
If the new wage propositions aro re?
jected, the convention will be asked to
pass on President Wilson's plan to
have the entire controversy settled by
a commission of three men, appointed
by the President.
Mr. Lewis declined to divulge the
details of Secretary Wilson's proposals,
but said they probably would be made
public to-morrow after being presented
to the delegates.
"I cannot discuss the m?rita of the
wage proposal or that of the %ppoiiii
ment of a commission," said Mr. Lewis.
"That is a matter for the men to de?
cide entirely among themselves."
Commission Idea Opposed
President Wilson's commission pro?
posal will be fought in the convention,
it was learned to-night, when several
groups of delegates from the district
reported that they had been instructed
by their local unions to oppose any
suggestion to submit the dispute to a
District officials of the mine workers
said there was little possibility of a
strike being ordered and expressed
confidence that the controversy would
be amicably adjusted without any stop?
page of work. They indicated that
they would urge the adoption of the
President's plan in event Secretary
Wilson's proposals are rejected.
Approximately five hundred delegates
representing the coal diggers of the
three anthracite districts of Pennsyl?
vania are expected to attend the con?
The new agreement suggested by
Secretary Wilson awards the contract
miner an increase ranging from 15.50
to 17.85 per cent over his present wage.
It also gives the day worker and con?
sideration miner a wage scale with a
$4 a day minimum and a $6 a dy mxi
Closed Shop Not Included
While recognizing the United Mine
Workers of America and its officials as
a party to the contract, the proposed^
agreement does not include a closed
shop or the check-off system of collect?
ing union dues.
The tentative contract also denies
the hard coal workers a universal
eight-hour day," by excluding watch?
men, stablemen, fanmen and some of
the pumpmen from the hour limit.
The wage increase to the contract
miners, union officials said, represents
a concession on the part of the opera?
tors of an advance of about 2 per cent
over their offer made several weeks
ago. The additional increase to the day
workers veqage slightly more, it was
The proposed contract already has
been rejected by the miners' general
scale committee at a meeting in Wash?
ington, after a bitter debate. Christ
Golden, president of District 9, and
Thomas Kennedy, president of District
7, are reported to have led the opposi?
tion to approval.
The scale committee, after rejecting
the proposals at Washington, voted to
urge the convention to accept President
Wilson's proposition for the appoint?
ment of a commission to settle the
Brooklyn Pastor Pleads
With Flock for Germany
Cadman Says We Should For?
get Wrongdoing and Help
Nation to Pay Its Debts
The Rev. S. Parkes Cadman, pastor i
Of the Central Congregational Church,
Brooklyn, in his sermon last night
urged his congregation to forget Ger
many's wrongdoing and assist her
toward rehabilitating herself.
"We should help Germany and put
her on her feet so that she can pay j
her debts," he declared. "Now is the
time for us to help her, even if we
have to swallow our prejudices."
Dr. Cadman asserted thero are now
in the United States many propagand?
ists working against the interest of the
The subject of his address was "The
President of the United States and the
Forthcoming Election." He said the
people should elect a President who
will be able to cooperate with the leg?
islature, declaring that many of "our
allies are watching this country with
THE BEAN KING
At the Feast of the Bean King,
long held on Twelfth Night,
a bean was the symbol of i
Whoever got the slice of cake
containing it became king of
In another sense, the bean is
still a symbol of power.
Bulk for bulk, more nourishing
than meat; and as served at
CHILD8, an epicurean treat.
Delicious b*k??l bean?. New
York or Beaton style?? per?
manently appeAling diah.
D?nie? Exce?sjve Profil
In Bituminous Coal
National Association Officiai \%f>
. plies to Charges Made hy
From The Tribune'* Wa?tlMgton Buraou,
WASHINGTON, May 23.?J. D. A.
Morrow, vi?^-presldent of th?. National
Coal Asaoclation, iu a latUr U? Senator
Walsh, of Massachusetts, made public
to-night, replied to the Senator's ?pwch
on profiteering. He denied that "exces?
sive proAt?'* w?ro made? by Mtuminous
ooal operators during the war.
The Jetter qyoles govlarnment figures
on coal p*e??uct??*tf and^earntnrs, ana
also points out som? of the difficulties
facing the soft coal industry at this
tfme. ' ?? " ' -' **
Mr. Morrow pointed out that the total
output of bituminous coal in 1017 was
sola by tHe operators at an average
price of only $2.26 a ton at tiro'mines,
out of which all operating expenses,
fixed charges and,taxes had to be paid
before any pi*ofit' remained. Through?
out 1918 prices were under control of
"As for 1918," Mr. Morrow's letter
said, "the evidence obtained by Senator
Frelinghuysen's sub-committee of the
Senate, which has been inquiring into
coal conditions since last August, shows
that, following the lifting of fuel ad?
ministration control, prices under com?
petition in the open market sank to
less than the fuel administration maxi?
mum iimits. The only exceptions to this
general downward prtcemovement were
certain high gnttte coals of special valu?
which always have commande?^ ? pre?
mium in the opfcn market. At the same
time, on account of th?a. additional ?rin
crottse in the cost of material andAon
account of ' gieater losU?*ime, mll?f&g
costs advanced. It is common knowl?
edge that ?AT rtt9 profilai weffc^less TShan
in Mis," ??*? - ?.*??? ' ' ???
Man jilted, 2 Women,
3 Boy$ Injured by Autos
Fatal Mishap on Boston Road;
Driver Speeds Away After
Striking Two Youths
Max Lefkow^t?, nineteen, of 2?8
Henry Street, and Max Cantor, thir?
teen, of 276 Madison Street, wetf
thrown several feet last night wH?*n
they were struck by a speeding auto?
mobile at the intersection of East
Broadway and Gouverneur Street. The
car did not stop. Leilcbwitz was re?
moved'to Gouverneur Hospital suffer?
ing from concussion of the'brain and
contusions of the'right hand. Cantor
was slightly injured.
William Flannigan, of Mamaroneck,
N. Y;, was thrown out of a car yester?
day at M&'m?lronfeek and killed. The ac?
cident occurred on the Boston Post
Road when a rear wheel of the car
Miss Lillian Byrne, twenty-four, of
501 West Eighty-seventh Street, suf?
fered lacerations of both knees yester?
day when she was knocked down at
Central Park West and Eighty-seventh
Street by an automobile driven by Carl
Fr?hlich, of 260 Ninth Avenue.
Lester Schaeffer, twelve, of 56 West
106th Street, was struck by an automo?
bile yesterday afternoon in front of 67
St. Nicholas Avenue.
Mrs. Theresa Keim, fifty-three, of
1674 Grove Street, Brooklyn, was run
over by a machine at Kosciusko Street?
and Broadway, Brooklyn, early last
night. She was taken to St. John's
Hospital with a possible fracture of
5,000 at Observance
Of Italy-America Day
People of U. S. Uphold Territo
rial Aspirations of Government
at Rome, Speakers Assert
Italy-America Day was observed
last night at the Hippodrome under the
auspices of the Italy-America Society
in commemoration of the day five
years ago when Italy entered the war
on the side of the Allies. Charles PI
Hughes, president of the society, pre?
The speakers declared that diplo?
macy was withholding from Italy lands
which she had been encouraged to re?
gard as hers in the event of victory.
President F. H. La Guardia, of the
Board of Aldermen, said that it was
too bad Bainbridge Colby, Secretary of
State, wasn't there to hear the
speeches. Secretary Colby was ex?
pected, but telegraphed that he was
too busy to come.
"This *s the message we send across
the seas," said Senator Medill McCor
mick, of Illinois: "Whatever the dis?
agreements between statesman and
statesman, between diplomat and
diplomat, the American people are
united with the people of Italy in seek?
ing the fulfillment of their desires."
Speaking of Italy's failure to obtain
nil the ground sought on the Adriatic,
he said the American people never
would support "such a denial of
righteousness." Other speakers were
Baron Romano Averzano, Italian Am?
bassador; Gianni Caproni, airplane in?
ventor, and Colonel Asinari de Ber
nczzo, Italian military attach?. Elea?
nor? De CisneroB and Nicola Zerola
sang. About 5,000 were present.
?tate Party Secretary Send?
List to Executive Commit?
tee Headquarters; Contest
in Convention Is Certain
-????:? "?" ! - >
ATLANTA, Ga., May 23.?Hiram L.
Gardner, secretary of the Georgia
Democratic Executive Committee, for
wardod to-day to the National Execu?
tive Committee headquarters, at Wash?
ington, the official certificate of the
state committee issuing credentials to
the full Palmer delegation from Geor?
gia t? the' San Francisco convention.
The record was indorsed by sixty-six
of the sixty-seven members of the
The certificate contains the regula?
tions for the Presidential primary, as
issued February 10', iff which it was
provided that .all of the state dele?
gates to the national ??nvention
"shall be chosjen from- among the
friends and supporters of that candi?
date for President receiving the high?
est county unit vote." It presents, the
claim that Palmer received 148 votes,
Watson, 132 and Smith, 104.
In announcing that the certificate
had been forwarded to the secretary
of the National Committee, Secretary
Gardner issued th_e following statement.
"Press reports hkve misrepresented
the situation in Georgia, fto 'bolting
convention was held, nor was there
any necessity for such. The rules of
the primary adopted long before either
Smith, Watson or Palmer were candi?
date?, provided that the candidate who
should receive the highest number of
county unit votes should have the whole
"Not until after Palmer had won un?
der the rules of the primary was there
even the suggestion of dissatisfaction
about the regulation.
"When the state convention met, 1
the Smith and Watson forces com-1
bined were strong enough to disregard 1
the rules under which the primary had I
been run, which they did on the theory I
that the convention was supreme and I
had the right to do as it wished.
Contest To Be Made
"It was the Palmer delegation to San
Francisco that met and organized im?
mediately after the convention ad?
journed, and this the presa erroneously
reported to be a meeting of the Palmer
delegates to the state convention."
Delegates elected by the state con?
vention and representing the Smith
Wason factions will meet here Wednes?
day to organize and make plans fr.-r
carrying the contest before the San
Francisco convention. Former Senator
Thomas W. Hardwick is expected to
head the delegation.
Texas Republicans to
Conduct First Campaign
State Conventions Will Be
Held Tuesday; Democrats
Will 'indorse the President
DALLAS, Tex., May, 23.?Delegates
from Texas to the Democratic and Re
I publican national conventions will be
I selected Tuesday by state conventions,
the Democrats meeting in Dallas and
the Republicans at San Antonio. Indi?
cations, according to party leaders, are
that the Republicans will send twenty
three delegates to Chicago and the
Democrats fifty-two delegates to San
A precedent in Texas Republican
politics is expected to be established
at San Antonio when, leaders say,
Republican candidates for state of?
fices will be discussed for the first
time. Nominations of candidates for
Governor and Congress will not be
made until another convention is held,
probably in August. The convention
; Tuesday, however, will mark the be?
ginning of the first Republican cam
] paign in Texas, leaders declare.
The Democratic state convention will
be"in the nature of a celebration, ac-j
cording to members of the executive |
committee, because national questions
were settled at recent precinct and
county conventions, while state issues
will be decided at the Democratic pri?
mary in July.
The county conventions elected state
convention delegates Instructed almost
unanimously to indorse the administra?
tion of President Wilson and to select
national convention delegates with that
end in view. Party leaders declare the
only possible contest in the state meet?
ing would be over the question of beer
and light winea?.
There were no definite indications as
to what either of the state conventions,
would do regarding the indorsement of
Palmer Manager Claims
479]? Vote? in Convention
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, May 23.?Far from
being dismayed by the McAdoo for
President talk, A. Mitchell Palmer's
campaign manager, C. C. Carlin, to?
night claimed 479H votes in the Demo?
cratic convention for Palmer from dele
gates alreadV ?ele?tad. Mr. Carlin con?
cedes 2T* delegates to other candidates
and classifies 337% votes as doubtful.
"Friends of all of the other candi?
dates assure me," Mr. Carlin concludes,
"that Mr. Palmer is th,s second choice*.
of 111 *?f Itfialf sdMorters. I feel,
therefore, that Mr. Palmer's nomina?
tion ts assured."
Following is Mr. Carlin's statement:
"Ac-or-Mg tb-th* omclft?T?ftuTh? (ht
Democratic primary in Pennsylvania,
has resultad in a? overwhelming vic?
tory for Attorney General-A.-MtteheM
Pltmer; air? i?M*~rtotnry, ?with t*e-r*>
suits in other states, indicates that on
the baft?? of' daleffates now, ??acted the
Attorney General will have the support
of. nearly. 500 delegate?; i? the San
Francisco convention. The Pennsyl?
vania result "Was decisiva."
Italy Draws on Youth
For Its New Cabinet
TiWoni Said to Have Advised \
King That the Government
Needed Young Blood
ROME, May 23.?Th? "Messagero"
to-day comments on the youthfulness
of the members of the new Cabinet of ;
Sigrior Nitti, as compared with the ad
vanead ages of the men composing for- !
mer Ministries. The eldest member of i
the present government, it says, is Vit- !
torio Scia?oia, Minister of Foreign Af- ,
fairs, Who Is 64 years old. Premier;
NJtti, the next eldest, is 62. The Un
der Secretaries, such as Signores
Am?nd?la, Berl?n i and Giuffrida, were j
chosen from among Deputies elected
for the first time,
It Is understood that former Premier
Tittoni, when consulted by King Victor
Emmanuel and also whan conversing
with Signor Nitti concerning the Cabi
net crisis, said the time for aged men in
the government had ended. He men- i
ti?ned himself and Signori Luzzatti,
Balandra and Orlando, all former Pre?
miers', ?s being too old for the present'
moment - ih state affairs, saying the'
country needed young blood.
The new Under Secretaries belong to
various democratic groups. Signori \
Pecoraro, Bertini and Loneiotti are
Catholics, Signori Rosadi and Amici j
are Radicals, while several of the ;
others are Reformist Socialists, al- !
though the "Tempo," which lately has \
become strongly anti-Nitti, says the !
latter have been disavowed by the Re
formlst Socialist party.
Dying, Calls Dead Mother
Son Operated On and Parent
Expires in Picture Show
Calling in vain for his mother, who i
was already dead, Emil Blust, of 1294
Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, who was
opvr?ted ?n for appendicitis Saturday,
died yesterday afternoon in St. Cath?
erine's Hospital, Brooklyn. Until he
died, he was calmed by the assurance
that his mother would soon be with
Saturday afternoon Mrs. Blust went
to a motion picture show to distract
her mind from the ordeal of her son's
operation. She died in her seat. News
oi her death reached the police of Wil- ?
son Avenue Station, Brooklyn, just as
word was received from the hospital |
that Emil was in a critical condition j
and was begging for his mother to
come to him.
Soviet to Take Census
Industrial Registration Planned
of Males and Females
PETROGRAD, May 21.?The Soviet
government is taking steps to insure
the full utilization of industrial power
and the elimination of parasitic ele?
ments by ordering the registration of
all males between the ases of sixteen
and fifty years, and of females
between the ages of fifteen and forty.
All persons registering are to furnish
a book-containing full particulars re?
garding the nature and the place of
their employment, together with data
giving a description of themselves to
establish their identity. No other iden?
tification cards are to b,e .valid in the
A similar system of roent'fication
cards is to be established in Moscow
and other Russian cities.
For Freight Tie-Up
Declares Railroad Official?
Have Failed to Co-operai,
and May Again For*?.
WASHINGTON, Mey Tx -El.m# ,?
the nation-wide freight congestion m.
placed on the railroad operatic r,*'
cials. to-night by S. Davit? Wufey
president of the Association 0f 0**!',
of Railroad Securities.
In an analysis of the transporta^,
crisis. Mr. Warfield -ad the r.
operating official* had failed to
the situation and that govern??,
ownership would be "forced upon ??'
unwilling country" unless the Carrie-,
themselves devise cooperative rairtfiSV
Mjr.Wmrfleld aporoved the Igtertl
Commerce Commission'- proposal fn
qajHpgaJ equipment corporation. L\
said such an agency
by Congress rather thai hy the roa?
which, he asserted, had failed to arrive
at a common basis of understand >?
even in the distribution of the tlhMT
000,000 revolving fund provided by"-'-,
Had Fought Federal Power
"The railroads thus far have failed
to meet the situation," he adder"
"Within three months from their tt
turn to the owners we find the ra'
roads invoking powers granted the h. ,
terstate Commerce Commission ? ? .
transportation act, which powei
gether with other vital provision? no?
in the law, the Association of Rai]?8?
Executives opposed being grafted *???
Mr. Warfield said he planned to sue
gest to the commission this week tfcat
trustees of the proposed equipment
corporation be composed of "practical
railroad operating officiais, fiaaneitl
men and representatives of the Inte?.
state Commerce Commission."
There has been no indication whe
the commission plans to take up forau
tion of the corporation. As railroad ex
ecutives have not rffered any era
Crete suggestions as to methods ?' -
establishing the agency by nr
75 per cent of the capital stock o'
$500,000,000, it is reeranlrd by railnai
experts as probable th it the corpora?
tion cannot be put in shape in time ??
aid in breaking the present freig'r
Twenty-eight Committees to Meet
The twenty-eight local committal
recently designated by the commiuioi
will meet in their respective cities to?
morrow, and it is expected will he
able to survey their individual prob?
lems within forty-eight hours. Infor?
mation they gather will be forwardec
immediately to the commission to be
used in deciding on a policy relatSnf
to priorities and embargoes.
The great, exchange of equipment
scheduled by the commission's orde;
to commence Tuesday -vas counted or
to ease the strain on the roads mate?
rially once the movement of cars ?But
and West gets under way.
Workers Fight Prohibition
Connecticut League for Candi?
dates Who Oppose Dry Act
WATERBURY, Conn., May 23.-Pro?
hibition was blamed for social unrest
and resolutions were passed support?
ing candidates who favor legislator
opposed to the Eighteenth Amendment
at the convention of the Connection
Trades Union Liberty League to-day.
Delegates were present from the
Waterbury Central Lahor Union, No*
Haven Trades Council, Meriden Cen?
tral Labor Union, New Hav?n T;.p
graphical Union, Danbury Hat Find?
ers, Waterbury Bartenders' Union, Dar
bury Bartenders' Union. Meriden Brew
ery Workers. Bridgeport Brewer:
Workers and New Haven Brewer,
Workers. Oto J. Seh netze, of Hart?
ford, was elected president for the
ensuing year. .
May Sale of
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