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Coal Famine
Is Feared by
U. S. Board
Reserve Bank Leaders
Forecast an industrial
Tie-Up if Conditions
\re N o t Remedied
Car Shortage Is
Held Responsible
assert Strikers Reduce
Rail Service to 30 P.C. ;
>o Price Drop Seen
WASHINGTON', June 18.?A coal
?borage next winter, which may <*ur
tjjl productioTi of iron and steel and
seriously affect other industries, is
foreseen by the Federal Reserve Board
in Its review to-night of business, in?
dustrial and financial conditions for
May. The situation already is acute
?n some districts, according to the
board, and production in many lines is
being held down.
Production of coal is being curtailed
chiefly as a result of the shortage of
cars, the Reserve Board reports. It
estimated the car supply at mines in
the East at only 30 per cent of normal.
Labor difficulties, while complicating
the situation, are considered by the
board as only a minor cause of reduced
coal production.
Efforts of shippers on the Great
Lakes to facilitate movement of coal
by pooling their shipments are re?
garded by the board as only a partial
In the Southwest, according to the
review, many mines are operating at
only two-thirds capacity. Coal ship?
ments to other countries are reported
as light. No reduction of coal price:*
is in sight, the board says.
Commenting on the farreaching effect
of the car shortage and treif?ht
congestion, the Reserve Board states
that reports of its agents indicate that
the "transport?t! in tie-up is largely
the result of the railroad strike, which
still continues over a large section of
the country.'' The congestion is fur?
ther accentuated, according to the
?board, by local strikes of other group?
of transport workers.
"While the shortage of cars is acute
at some points," the review says, "it
is evidently not the prime cause of the
immediate transportation difficulties,
which are due to inability to shift and
utilize exi?r>ri? ?v-juipment on account
of the shortage of labor and difficulties
?K-ith inexperienced men who have taken
the place of strikers."
Sporadic strikes in the manufactur?
ing indu tries, notably textiles, have
continued to indicate unrest, the board
says. An acute shortage of labor on
farms is reported. Wages apparentlv
have fallen behind the advances in
price.s and cost of living, the board as?
Little hope for a Veneral reduction.
of prices is hHd out by the board,
theuj;-i it suggests that changes in
price5) that have taken place may fur?
nish tiie basis for ;?. more far-reaching
alteration in the essential price struc?
ture. Chang - during May. the board
says, have borne witness of many din.
turbine factors whose importance and
persistence are as yet u icortain.
Considerable inti rruption to business
resulted during the month from labo.'
and railroad difficulties, the boar'!
states, and the outlook has been such
as to cause a severe curtailment in the
volume of *tock and securities transac?
tions. Material lessening in the mar?
ket value of Liberty bonds and first
grade securities is attributed to these
State Republiean Clubs
Indorse National Ticket
Executive Commil?ec Members
Want Gubernatorial Candi?
date of Hughes Type
The national ticket v-.. - indorsed by
the League of Republican Clubi? ?if
the State of New York at a met-ting
of the organization's executive com?
mittee yesterday at the Lawyers' Club.
Plans were discussed for the fall cam?
paign in this state, ar.d according to
John A. Stewart, president of the
league, the consensus of opinion
among the thirty-one members pres?
ent was that the Republican candi?
date for Governor shoul?! be. of the tvpe
of Charles E. Hughe:-.
A committee, headed by Charles
Stewart Davison, was appointed to
craft a statement of the league's prin
One of them ' coi dem ? the
primary. Another committee, to or?
ganize the state, of which James M.
Beck was named chairman, '.vas also
appointed. Mr. Beck, who \?. i i
Europe, is expected to return abo it
August 1.
Nonpartisans Are Routed
Ex-Service Men Break Up Sec?
ond Meeting in Kansas
&?'<.W. [ii...?,atch to 7he Tribune
STAFFORD, Kar... .June 18.- Two
h'.ndred former servio men in uni?
form yesterday broke up a county
convention of the Nonpartisan Leagua
&- "ud on, twelve miles northea.st of
we. Later the iiers held an im
ft?mptu American Legion rally in the
wwn hail and were addressed I y
nanker member of the league who nad
decided to renounce It.
, tnia is the second Nonparti an
'^??gue meeting in Kansas that ha.,
w?n disrupted by ex-service men n a
?eek. Behind closed doors in Topeka
tc-day repn ? ?:..? v the . .-.\v
ware arguing before the state authori?
se that the former soldiers were ter?
rorising the community of Ellingwoo i.
Barton County, where the first Incident
U. S. Halts Aid to Aliens
State Department \\ il! Cease Is
??uinj? Permite for Nationals
>'?*?m The ?/,._>,; ..., Washington Bureau
wASHINGTi V J mo 18. Curta I
?ant of appropriation? by Congress ?
*-** ..t?te Department will occa ion
' , Jun" '-'0 a genera! reduction in
*,/?* Permed by the department fo
??-?onals of other rations, who u
.,' '-presented here m the diplomat!
*&*, ft b?-cana* known to-day.
Heretofore the State Depnrtmen
"? toned permita in lieu of paaaport?
?aiier?, desiring to return to their
,^-erland. After June 30 this gerv
?f? *i V"' ???continued. The alien
?**???<Ji nationals of Ukraine, Jv.hu
"?a, Lettonia, Esthonia, and tl
?T.?.?* " *t*t*?> Wli' be obliged to <!<
Jjno* upon the courteay of t.- , |, ;?-.? ?0
? torn* other country,
.?ore than 2,000 permit? have bee
??Ued fach month ),y the State Depart
tk?. t0, thH^' ?'"?""? The proble
??Ol raleed par* ieularly ?ff crin tr,f
? l..nn' who hftv,! l???n going bar
3 A'ir f>ml)1? ?n Europe at the
?f ab*?t 1,000 a month.
Slain Child's Body
Found in Street ?
Boy, 3, Struck by Auto
as Scores Watch Ball
Game. Police Believe
George Marshall, three years old, of
791 Eleventh Avenue, was killed last
tiivrht, probably by an automobil", on
Eleventh Avenue, between Fifty-fifth
an?! Fifty-sixth streets. .?though
there were hundreds of persons about,
many of them watching a ball game in
a vacant lot and ..'hers on the side?
walk, the police could find no one. who
couhl tell how th-- child met hi.; death.
William Heupel, driver of a motor
truck, was th" first to sec the hoy's
body. It was lying m the street.
There was a V-shaped cut on the fore
l.ivii!. Heupel lifted the body into his
j truck and drove to the R.osevek
Hospital, wl "re it was found that the
i child was dead.
His body was lying almost in front
ovhis home. I:*. that house and >n most
of the others men and women were
leaning out of the windows gossiping
, ami watching the ball K?me. None of
?hem saw the boy killed.
The only information that could be
obtained from his iive-year-old sister,
Mary, was: "G?orgie tar, into the
.'?airmen of the New York Central
? Railroad, who are stationed at the eross
ings at Fifty-fifth ami F:fty-sixth
streets, were surprised to le;;rn of .th
1 accident that had occurred midway be?
tween their posts. They had not. sein
! it, nor had they noticed ?any automobile
j speeding, as; if to get clear of the seen*
' of an accident.
Except for the cut on his forehead,
there were no marks on the boy's body.
j nor were any of his bones broken. The
1 police think that he may have been
? struck a glancing blow by the mudguard
; of a machine whoso driver did not even
: see him.
Builders to Urge
Exemption of New
Houses From Taxes
! Mayor's Sub - Committee
Plan Affects F ederal
and State Levies Only;
Make Appeal to Lahor
The sub-committee of builders of
, the Mayor's Housing Conference Com?
mittee met yesterday in tho office of
; Ter ement House Commissioner Mann
and discussed various plans to -elieve
? the housing situation. It was decided
to recommend the exemption of new
buildings from state taxes and the
ferlera! income tax. The Board of
' Estimate will lie asked to slop all pub?
lic building that is not absolutely
essential during the continuance of the
housing shortage.
The Legislature also will be asked to
stop all office building and non-essen?
tial building, if it can be done, until
the situation is relieved. Labor will
be asked to continue its agreements
' as to wages and other working con?
ditions for at least one year, or until
tho completion of construction on
which it is engaged, ami to cooperate
with the committee in every particular.
The Corporation Counsel will he
asked to advise the committee as to the
constitutionality of the proposed law
exempting buildings from taxation.
Edward P. Doyle, secretary of the
committee, declared that a recent cen?
sus taken by the Tenement House Com?
mission showed that the city is 160,
000 apartments short and that 00,000
famii.es are lis'irii; in places under un
healthful and immoral conditions.
in an effort to bring about greater
cooperation between capital ?and labor,
: the committee decided to arranco a
meeting with the labor sub-committee
for next Thursday, und a meeting with
building maierial men for next Friday.
Chairman MacDougall of the bu Ul
ers' sub-committee attondod a m?'t
ing yesterday of the Lime Manufactur?
ers' Association of the United States,
at which *' manufacturers agro? d I
supply all lime : ecessary for the i.?':i''l
?ng of houses in New "York City. The
.. flcials of tin association, Senatoi
William M, Calder and members of the
sub-commitl e ?vill confer at a lunch?
eon at the Railroad Club to-day, at
which aii details pertaining to the
needs of the builders will he worked
o tit.
Cough-in Gives Numbers
Ou Stolen Ransom Notes
."Monev Left for Kidnaper in
S?00 and S50 Bills Un
<!rr Trolley Station
NORRISTOWN, Pa? ?Live 18. A
mplctc 1 ' of the numbers on the
- in the $12,000 packet of money
which George H Coughlin i?..:?l in the
I ope of gettin - : ck "his kidnaped
; h .i"( en-mc nti ? haby, Blakeley, is
in the hands of the Philadelphia police.
Order.- have bei n . ued to arrest
any person attempting to spend money
bearing these numbers and the police
of every city, town and hamlet around
Norristown have been given the num?
bers on the ransom note .
Mr. Con;'-!:!;:, on Monday nip-ht
placed the package of money under
the ' ???';. talion al Sw ideland. l'a.,
: :? .. ?i ri - ? i .'? ii. af I er hi i ad be en in
con i micatii n by letter and teh phone
\?, ?th .. ma " <v lii ? him elf "the
( rank." Fearing "t . ? crank"
an impostor, a friend of the Couglins
. ? -. ?ted on copy : : - itnbei of
each bill.
The ransom was in $100 ai d $50 bank
notes. The notes were < f the National
Hank of Lancaster, the First National
Hank of Norristown, the Snow Hill Na?
tional Hank and the Federal Reserve.
Charles A. Filer, chief of the Norris?
town police, to day advised Captain
; Souder, of the Philadelphia police, of
two points which have been cleared up
additional information furnished by
the Coughlina following the $12,000
Th< -? are: First, that BlaV
Coughlin was stolen fron: his crib at
the direction of a person intin ate with
the fa/"..;, :.:.?! the lay out of th ! hou
. ? o I, that "the crank" was a man
with a foreign dialect, probably Ital?
ian, which he continually i trove to con?
ceal :ri hi.s telephone conversations.
Union in Third Party Seen
CHICAGO, Juno 1?. A combination
of four political groups in one third
party to contest the fall election with
! the Republicans arid Democrats was
predicted to-day by officials of the
Labor party of the United States,
? which will hold It? national convention
hi re July 11, 12 and 13.
Tho ' ?mm tteo of Forty etghl and
? ?'?>? "i n ' par!y, which h ?Id conven
tiorm hen the mo I : m i . and I he
N'onparti an League of tho Northwc I
v. ' join ? ho third party move, thi .?
officia I? predicted.
Earthquake al ?Los Angeles
L08 ANGELES, June 18. Downtown
'building') wer? shaken to-day at 2:15
1 a. m. \>y a slight .urthquaka. No '
damag. va? rtrported.
Hoover Appeals
For Unitv to
Elect Harding
'Continued from patte one)
as his campaign manager is about over.
On Monday there will be a meeting
with the Senator and Will Hays, who
has arrived in Washington, myself and
the five national committeemen who
.were appointed at Chicago to arrange
certain details with the nominee. The
members of the committee are A. T.
Hert, of Kentucky; Charles D. Hilles,
of New York, former Senator John \V.
Weeks, of Massachusetts; Ralph Will?
iams, of Oregon, and Jake L. Hamon.
of Oklahoma.
"They will want to talk over many
thin;.'., that must be done before he de?
livers his speech of acceptance. The
date for notifying Senator Harding and
the date for-notifying Governor Cool
idge must be fixed. This may be done
Monday. We have got to let the peo?
ple of Marion know, so they can go
ahead with their arrangements. The
notification ceremony probably will be
;; largely attended affair, with persons
pouring into the town from all over.
"The Senator cannot tell yet when
h? will leave Washington. He has
some plan.-'-, hut whether he will stay
lure until he croes to Marion or whether
he will go fishing for a few days. I
can't say just now. I'm going to have
dinner with him to-night and we'll
talk over his plans."
No Appointment With Hynicka
Senator Harding walked into the
room where the newspaper men were
waiting for their talk with him to?
day and invited them to begin the in?
terview bv saving:
He volunteered the information that
Mr. Hoover had breakfasted with him
Some one asked if Hoover was g"ii:>
to vote for Harding anil the Senatoi
replied: "Well, I hope so."
He was asked if he had any appoint
ment with Rud K. Hynicka, of Cin
cinnati, national committeeman fron
Ohio, who on the eighth ar.d the cru
cial ninth ballots at the Chicago con
?.'? nt ion cast his own vote, along wit!
that of one other Cincinnati delegate
for General Wood.
"I have no definite appointment witl
Mr. Hynicka," said the Senator, "bu
I'd he very glad to see him. He sen
me a very gleesomo telegram.
"George Clarke, of Canton, Ohio, i
here and has been discussing with nu
the politics peculiar to the State <?
Ohio. I'll have him talk to you."
^ Senator Harding introduced Mr
Claike, saying:
"Mr. Clarke has been through th
wringer a good many times. If you cai
get any news out of him, go' to it,
and Senator Harding excused himsel
and disappeared into his office.
Mr. Clarke was asked about Hynicka'
votes for General Wood on the eight'
and ninth ballots, when the Hardin;
forces were most anxious to have
solid delegation behind the Senator.
"Laid Political Debts"
"I think tho two votes at Chlcag
were ?a political debt paying propos:
tion," said 'Jr. Clarke, and then es
plained :
"Several years ago in Hamilto
County (Cincinnati) there were som
leaders there who thought there shoul
be some other political manager of th
county than Rud. K. Hynicka and se
about to unseat him. The husine^
element, of which Colonel Williai
Cooper Procter was a leader, succ?s:
fully opposed his removal?
"Colonel Prneter had saved M
Hynicka's position. At Chicago !?
was asked for something in retur
Mr. Hynicka never forgets a friend,
tnink that explains those two vo.es.'
Senator Brandegee called on Senat(
Harding again to-day and remainc
with In m for iwenty minutes.
Addison T. Smith. Representative-::;
large from Idaho, also called and wlic
he left said he had told Senator Hal?
ing ha felt conlident Idaho's elector
vo'.?' would be cast for him this tint
although he said it has always goi
' i a Democrat, except in 1001, whi
Roosevelt carried the state.
"Reclamation is the big issue in tl
West." said Representative Smith,
told Senator Harding ?''bout this, h.
anxious the West is to reclaim r
arid lands and make homes for settlei
letting them have property for ?
cost of getting water to the otherwi
?.alucie s s lands.
interested in Reclamation
"Senator Harding spi.ke enthusia
tically about the r?clamation projee
and assured me he vas deeply i
At 1 o'clock Senator Harding light
a fresh cigar about seven inches
length, put his stiff straw hat on r
head and started for the golf cour
at Chevy Chase with three of 1
friends Senator Davis Elkins, of Wt
Virginia, and two House guests, F.
Scobey, of San x\ntonio, and R.
Creager, of Brownsville, Tex.
When word of the death of Geor
W. Perkins reached Senator Hardi
lie dispatched to Mis. Perkins, m N?
York, this message:
"Please permit me to send you
thi". moment of sorrow my deep sy
pathy. .The country has lost a use:
citizen anil the Republican party
outstanding personalit y."
Among the congratulntorv messaf
received by the Senator to-day was t
following from Governor William
Sproul of Pennsylvania:
"Since coming home I have tal
particular pains to talk to people, a
especially to men from Maryland, De
ware arid Virginia, to get their react;
upon the result of the convention,
have been gratified to find that t
unanimous opinion is that the nonun
and the platform are all right, and t!
they will command united Republic
support in 'he fall. In Pcnnsylvar
of course, we know you very well r
are enthusiastically for you, but
thought the reaction from the otl
states might be interesting to you
"It is needless to tell you that I
pleased with the whole situation i
thai you will have my devoted servi
in any way in which they may be u
"With congratulation** and ev?
good wish in the world."
MacVeagh Predicts Victory
Franklin MacVeagh, former Ser
tary of the Treasury, sent this m
sage: "Please accept the hearty :
Ii ? al g lod "? :. hes of a beaten Wi
?van. My acquaintance with you l
I regret is not greater, and the thii
I know about you give me a perso
interest in your success, which, :.?!?
to a keen sense of the importance
a Republican victory, make nie v
anxious for your election.
"My guess is that your attitude
the campaign from the beginnin
will show that progressives of
Wood stripe are easily included
your political sympathies; and that
a candidate and subsequently
President you will stand as a progi
sivo conservative, which is as near
need be to the resultant of the opr
?ng tendencies of the party. And v,
that impression made upon the pu
mind, and aided by your fortun
personal advantages, you will sui
Helen Varick Boswell, chairman
the Woman's Division, Repuhli
County Committee, New V'ork,
v/ritten Senator Harding as follows
"The women of New York congr?
late the party and congratulate
on your nomination for the Preside]
As ono of tho two womon delegi
from th? Btato of New York. ? had
satisfaction of actually voting for -.
' Tiffany & Co.
Fifth Avenue &37I?Street
Fine China Plates
Minton Cauldon Copeland
Crown Derby Doulton
and in doing this, know that 1 was
representing many, many thousands of
women who are delighted that Ohio
is again to give a President to the
United States.
Women to Start Campaign
"The women of New York county
are content to give their servie?' for
party working umi-r the guidance of
the men who have for long been lead?
ers ar.d know what should be done.
We sha!! st:<rl our campaign for you
right now and shall ki ep it up with
earnest enthusiasm until the day on
which you are elected."
This letter came from Attorney
General John G. Piice, of Ohio:
"Mrs. P'rice join.- me in extending
most heartfelt congratulations to your?
self and to Mrs. Harding on the great
honor that has come to you and which
we sincerely hopo will prove to be most
fruitful In jour lives, not only for
yourselves, but for thoso whom you are
called upon to serve and whom I con?
fidently believe you will serve in a
manner which will reflect credit on all
who have seen fil to sponsor your can?
didacy and the legions who will flock to
your support in t!v coming November
"You may rest assured that every
facility at my command will be must
sincerely placed at your disposal and I
only hope and trust that you and
yours will be spared good health _ to
weather the storms of the next few
Hoover Favors
Party System
Development of Groups
Will Give F'ower tc
Minority, He Declare!'
WASHINGTON, June 18.?Indorsini
;n the main the action of the Repub
lican National Convention at Chicag?
Herbert Hoover in a letter to friend's
made nuolic to-day after he had con
ferred with Senator Harding, the Re
publican Presidential nominee, calle
upon a!! elements of the party to sup
port tii?' national ticket v. the polls.
Mr. Hoover declared that "the great
or part of the Chicago platform is con
structive and progressive" and th?
"nothing prevents the compromis
planks on labor, the league, etc., froi
being given a forward-looking intei
pretation." lie added, however, thi
"some things, including a reorganizt
tion ??:' our election expenditures an
tiie primaries, are not adequately ?lea
"Nothing eciv! bo. more disastrous
he continued, "than the development ?
several party organizations represen
ing the complexion of ?very group
the country, If ??>?? should com?- '
this position we -hali he entirely ru!<
by log-rolling minorities or sterile p
lltical coalitions."
The former food administrator d
clare?! that it was the duty of tin?
Republicans who hold "more d?fini
vi? v.'s" to endeavor to bring them to r
alization within the party organizati?.
itself as the issues on which they be
Harding Represents No Croup
"if the Republican party is not
be irrevocably split," declared ?\
Hoover, **l cannol conceive that Sena)
Harding will for one moment subn
i h? adm ?nisi ral;'. e side of the govei
ment t<> the domination of any gro
or coterie."
Mr. Hoover in this connection Sf
*: i Senat ?r hud stated to him tl
"th? ?dews of both tl??i conservative a
progressive wings of the party woi
be fully n presei ted in the udministi
i ?on" and "that he represented no p.
ticular group."
Mr. Hoover's statement in full f
"I breakfasted with Senator Hardi
this morning, at the Senator's invi
tion. I presented the views which
believed were held by a considera
group of independent and progress
Republicans on various questions. T
Senator stated that it was his m
sincere desire Lo be t*ie instrumental
:'o. bringing the divergent elements
th?' party together; that the views
both !v conservative and progress
wing of t: a party would bi :'?: !\ r
resented in the Administration; t
?i?- represented no particular ??to
? but that ri" considered it was lus li
duty as leader of the party to >.
sol?date al! elements into a uni
front. He will, of course, issue
statement until after the Democn
conven! ion, and then after consult?t
with all sides.
"My own position on various issues
well enough known, and as to the ps
situation I cannot make it more ei
than the following letter which I -
to friends in different parts ox
country two days ago and before ?
any communication witli Sea
Constructive and Progressive
"i beg to acknowledge t!v receip
your letter. I have received m
hundred other communications f
friends advising various courses '.
respect to the situation that evei
ated i?? Chicago, for undoubtedly m
of the independent and progressive
publicans like myself are greatly
appointed over some tendcnc'os
were apparent at Chicago. The ?
cago platform is not radical;
greater part of it is constructive
progressive; nothing prevents the c
promise planks on labor, th?1 Lea
etc., from being given a forward-1
ing interpretation; some things, inc
ing a reorganization of our elec
expenditures and the primaries,
not adequately dealt with.
" 'In th?-.??? l ?mes when the g
problems and issues created by
war arc new an?! are :-o complex
must expect a wide divergence ofv
among the members of the party a
the method?! by which they are t?
' met. It follows, therefore, that if there .
was to have been unity in the conven- .
tion there had to he a large measure
of compromise. The compromises on !
the platform and the candidate are ?
proof that we have not arrived at an ?
era of new political and social ten?
dencies, and for this same reason the '
same divergent groups and the same ?
attitude of compromise will be found
in the Democratic convention.
I.og-Rolling .Minorities Peril
" 'Nothing could be more disastrous
than the development of several party
organizations representing the com- :
plexion of every group in the country. !
With the legislative and executive!
functions more widely separated than I
in any other democracy, the whole I
process of constructive government
will come to an end if we have more
than two dominant parties. If we
should come to this position there will
be no possibility of the American j
people securing an expression of the
will of the majority and we shall be
entirely ruled by log-rolling minorities
or sterile political coalitions.
"'I'm convinced that those of us ?
and I believe ihey are the majority of
the party?who hold more definite
\ lews, could not. even were we so in?
clined, successfully effect the consum?
mation of such views outside the party,
and that our duty is to encleavor to
bring them to realization within the
party organization itself as the issues
on which they bear arise. The ten-,
dencies of the party will gain their
meaning only from actual administra?
"T nm convinced that unity of ac
tion among the liberal thinkers of the
party, especially if they exert them?
selves in I he current of Congressional
elections, will insure the country
against legislative reaction.
Constructive Ability Needed
"'If the Republican party is not to
he irrevocably split, I cannot conceive
that Senator Harding will for one mo?
ment submit, the adminstrative side of
the government to the domination of
any group or coterie. Furthermore,
we have the possibility of having ad?
ministrative measures and policies de?
termined by full Cabinet responsibil?
ity and of having cooperation restored
with the legislative side of the gov?
ernment. I need not reiterate my con?
viction that the constructive ability so
critically needed for the vigorous busi?
ness reorganization of the Federal gov?
ernment and to meet the many eco?
nomic issues before us lies in the Re?
publican party.
" 'For all these reasons I believe
that those of us who look upon party
organization not from the point of
view of partisanship, but solely from
the point of view of its usefulness as
an egency of maximum service to tho
country, should support the Republican
party at the polls.'"
Allied Leaders
To Confer on
Agreement Reached at the
Hythe Meeting Will Be
Discussed at the Session
in Boulogne on Monday
Italy Presses Protest
Outstanding Dispute? Ave
To Be Settled Preliminary
to the Parley at Spa
By Arthur S. Draper
Frort\ The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON. June 18. Premier Lloyd
George will leave here Saturday night :
for Boulogne, the French seaport, where I
he will confer Monday with leaders of j
?iie Allied governments. The confer-!
ence will he preparatory to the meet- ?
a\c with the Germans at Spa. It is
felt here that it probably will clear up ,
most of the outstanding (inferences be- :
tween France and Great Britain on the
questions which are to be discussed :
later with representatives of the Per- ;
?in government. ?
The tentative agreement readied by!
M. Millerand and Lloyd George at their 1
recent conference at Hythe for the
payment, of the reparations sums due!
from Germany, will b>> subject to re?
vision at the Boulogne meeting, par
ticularly that part "r the agreement .
which fixed the percentage of the rep- !
arations which each o'. the Allied coun
tries veas to roaeive.
This revision comes as the result of
a protest submitted by Italy against
the small portion given her in the
agreement drawn at Hythe. In British
circles it is explained that the French
and British Premiers ha?l not expected
the Italians f?> take part in the Spa
conference and supposed that the
Italians were not greatly interested in
the plan. But Sforza, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs in the new Giolitti
Cahin?*t in Italy, will attend the
Boulogne conference and will present
the claims of his country to a greater
share m the spoil:-.
It was learned to-day tha- the Ali;ed
governments have ?tad informal con?
versations with Hugh Wallace, Amer:
can Ambassador in Paris, to induce the
United States to participate either in'
the Spa conference or at least it: trie
preliminary discussions at Boulogne
on the question of repart'ions. So far,
'/.owever. Ambassador Wallace' has not'
beer, empowered as a plenipotentiary]
to enter either conference.
What is worrying the British, how?
ever, more than the differences between
the Millerand and Lloyd George gov?
ernments that may need ironing out at
Boulogne is the pr<*.bably dubious status :
of the German delegation which will
be sent to tho conference at ?Spa. On
account of the apparent impossibility '
of forming in Germany a government ;
that can command any strength what- ?
ever, it is felt hero that the Germans
who go to Spa may not represent any?
authority, except the political parties
to which they belong? a condition which
would make any agreements reached at
the conference of somewhat doubtful i
value. i
Villa Said to Have
Killed 300 Women
Bandit, It ?s Reported.,
Ordered Them Shot
?? hen One Fired at Him
MEXICO CITY, June 19.?Three
hundred women camp followers at?
tached to the government forces have
been killed by the orders of Francisco
Vi!!a, the bandit, according to "El
Dem?crata" to-day, quoting Jacinto
Trueba, a wealthy merchant of Jiml
nez, State of Chihuahua. "Excelsior"
prints a similar story, but does not
give the source of its information.
According to Trueba, Villa captured
the women during an encounter with a
regiment of de facto cavalry between
Parral and Jiminez. He ordered the
women lined up for review to see
whether any were soldiers masquerad?
ing. One woman shot twice at Villa ?
but missed. I'nable to learn which
one attacked him Villa ordere?! all
the women herded together and shot
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British Refuse to Stop
Munitions to Ireland
Government Will ("lose Rail?
ways if Strikers Refuse
to Harry Troops
LONDON, June 18.- Premier Lloyd
George to-day receive?.! a deputation of
railway men m :\- conference lasting
several hours. No statement has bven
given out from the Premier's official!
residente at Downing Street, but
James Henry Thomas, general sccifi
tary of the Railwaymen's Union, stated
after the conference that the g<". ? im
meat had declined to discontinue send
ing troops and munitions to Ireland.
Hut, he said, the government is pre
pared t?> do everything to prevent
provocation and is ready to meet anj
body of Irish representative men, in
eluding representatives ?>f the Sinn
Fein organization.
Tins, declared Mr. Thomas, leave ? ?
question of tit'1 strike of Irish railmen
untouched, hut the government no
nounced that should the strikers still
persist in refusing to carry troops and
munitions the government would clos?
thn railways, which votild lead t?> a
very serious situation.
According to another version, the
Premier told the deputation that r?
f usa 1 by the Irish strikers v handle
troop trains would lead !?? theii sum?
mary dismissal, and that if all ot 1er
rail men struck the government would
run the railway with the military.
One ??el- gate pointed out this would
paralyze all Irish industries and bad i ?
civil war.
Johnson May Issue Statement
After Arrival in California
CHICAGO, June 18.?Senator Hiram
Johnson, accompanied by Mrs. Jol
arrived in Chicago to-day from W.-V
?ngton. en route to California. H
refused to make a statement on the
political situation.
"I have cleared rny mind of polities
completely," he said. "I have nothing
at all to say. I am going to my home
in California, sit on the front porch
and look down into the bay. Maybe
lifter I have? sat there awhile ? will
make n statement."
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson will depart
Sunday night.
War on Rats Open? After
Plague Suspect's Death
Extra Precaution? Taken at i?a!?
veston ; Quarantine Enforce?
ment at Port Arthur Ordered
GALVESTON, June 18. Fcdetat,
state, county and city officials were
at war with rats to-day. following th?*
death yesterday of a se\ cnteen year -
old boy from what physicians diag?
nosed as probably bubonic plague.
The victim, who had been ill for a
week, had been employed in a water?
front establishment. Traps were se?
at the establishment in the hopet of
tracing the source of infection. It?:*
caught were examined.
W. L. Hoecker, c'ty health officer,
ordered strict enforcement of an or?:
nance requiring maintenance of baitc'
rat traps throughout the city A
?''ins in the harbor also were instruct?
ed to place rat guards en hawsers.
PORT ARTHUR, Ten.. June 1. All
ships from rampico entering the Sa'?:' ??>
Ship Channel from the Gulf of He.
ico were ordered quarantined and fum.
ca?e?l ??* a precaution against spread
of the bubonic plague, in a telegram
from the Surgeon General of the t'lit?* !
States to-day. < rewa were ordered
MEXICO i IT Y : '- There hav?
been thirty -two ca *?? of 1
plague, with twenty two f.:tal tir
since the fir I outbreak of I he d ? - ?
at Vera Cruz April 11.
Houses for Newly \\ <-d?<
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and to newly married couples. Newly
weds, according to Mr. Fulkerson, ? i
he allowed to occupy the houses w I ?
the provision that if there are no ch I
dr. n in t ? r families at <h? end o
year's residence they will be tusked *o
Whenever a child is horn in on.* ? '
I*.- houses. Mi. I ulkerson announced
the rent for that month ?ill be p
turned to t he t? nant.
The housi s arc in one o\ St .1 ?-?
most (?? sirabh re? ce district
Pineapple Frost,
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about to become irritable, fill
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Knickerbocker Ice. add a few
tahlespoonfuls of the grated pine?
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