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Vol. LXXXI No. 27,298 . (copyright
New"vork Tribnn^ino.) A? .tilU A X , A I ( * I. S I IL, .1.7 ? 1
In Greater New York | Within 200 Mile? | Elsewher?
Harding Summons
Five Nations to Seek
Road to Disarming
Formal Invitation to Con?
ference at Washington
on November 11 Sent
to Allied Governments
Pacifie Issues Are
Definitely Named
ftote Makes Plain, How?
ever, That U.S. Does Not
Fix Scope of Agenda
By Carter Field
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.?For?
ma! invitations to the conference on
armament limitation and Pacific and
Far Eastern questions were sent out
by Secretary Hughes to-day, after
being approved by President Har?
One form of invitation was sent
to Great Britain, France, Italy and
Japan. This embraced both the
armament limitation and the Facific
and Far Eastern subjects. A second
form was sent to China. This ap?
plied only to the Pacific and Far
Eastern questions, leaving out arma?
ment limitation.
The note to the principal Allied
powers sets forth in a general way
the reasons for the conference. It
emphasizes the need for general re?
duction of armaments in order to re?
lieve the world of its vast wasteful
and staggering burdens, and points
to the desirability of removing
causes of friction in the Pacific and
Far East.
Harding's Call to Parley
The text of the President's invita?
tion to the four powers reads:
"The President is deeply gratified
at the cordial response to his sug?
gestion that there should be a con?
ference on the subject of limitation
of armaments, in connection with
which Pacific and Far Eastern ques?
tions should also be discussed.
"Productive labor is staggering
under an economic burden too heavy j
to be borne unless the present vast
public expenditures are greatly re- !
duced. It is idle to look for sta- j
bility, or the assurance of social
justice, or the security of peace,
while wasteful and unproductive
outlays deprive effort of its just re
ward and defeat the reasonable ex?
pectation of progress. The enorm- *
ous disbursements in the rivalries
of armaments manifestly constitute
the greater part of the encumbrance
upon enterprise and national pros?
perity; and avoidable or extravagant
expense of this nature is not only
without economic justification, but
is a constant menace to the peace
of the world rather than an assur?
ance of its preservation. Yet there
would seem to be no ground to ex?
pect the halting of these increasing
outlays unless the powers most larg
iy concerned find a satisfactory basis
for an agreement to effect their lim?
itation. The time is believed to be
opportune for these powers to ap?
proach this subject directly and in
conference: and while, in the discus
of limitation of armament, the
question o: naval armament may
naturally have first place, it has been
thought best not to exclude ques
tioiih pertaining to other armament
'to the end that all practicable meas?
ures of relief may have appropriate
consideraron. It may also be found
advisable to formulate proposals by
which in the interest of humanity
the use of new agencies of warfare
way be suitably controlled.
Must Remove Caus?es
"it is, however, quite clear that !
there can be no final assurance of j
the peace of the world in the ab- !
?ence of the desire for peace, and j
the prospect of reduced armaments
is not a hopc-fu! one unless this de- j
?ire finds expression in a practical I
effort to remove causes of r.-.isunder- <
standing and to seek ground for j
agreement as to principles and their j
application. It is the earnest wish I
of this government that through an ?
interchange of views with the facili- ;
(forded by a conference it may
be possible to find a solution of Pa
i nd Far Eastern problems, of
unquestioned importance at .his j
time that i?. such common under- ;
?Undings with respect to matters i
which have been and are of interna- !
'- or??! concern as may serve to pro- j
mote enduring friendship among our
"It ig riot the purpose of this gov- i
*n?rnent to attempt to define the j
"''??'? of the discussion in relation to j
' Paci ' and Far East, but rather j
to be the subject of [
to be exchanged before
eeting of the conference, in
expectation th,-it the spirit of
and a cordial appr?cia- j
the irrtportar.ce of the ?--lirniria
sources of controversy will
I - - ' ' * ' " final decision.
Accordingly, in pursuance of the '.
al which has been made, and j
??'? the light of tho gracious indica- !
<C?!itinu?<l ?n ?>?3? thrtt)
New Flood of (anadian
Liquor Due to Cross Line
Orden From {'. S, Pour in as j
Ontario Court Rule? Kxpor?
tation Im Not Prohibited
WINDSOR, Ontario, Au*, n. Cana
roh?b?t?on Officials expect liquor;
WH pour across the border Into t -
e* in greater stream? than
j - ttefore, because of th'- court rul
y-g her?*' yasUrday 'hat the Ontaric
raneo act does not prohibit ex
??ortation of .'.to* <?'? .??'?. u, a foreign
? a,-: ordern trow the
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<w*. ink?-; v,i?,h liquor.
Tyrol Slide Kills 40,
Buries Many in tillage
BERNE, Aug. 11.?Forty per?
sons have been killed and many
are buried in d?bris in the village
of Klausun, in the Eisack Valley
of the Austrian Tyrol, which has
been partly destroyed by a land?
The disaster was due to a
heavy rain storm, causing the
mountain streams to overflow and
send torrents of water in the vil?
lage. Fifteen houses were de?
(Ireland's Reply
| To Peace Plea
Goes to London
?Prompt Answer to British
Proposals Is Believed
to Indicate Substantial
Acceptance of Program
i Premier Hastens Home
| Definite Announcement in
Common!. Is Promised
on Monday or Tuesday
i, Fror,' The Tribune's European Bureau
Copyright, 1821, New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Aug. 11,?Earaon de Ya
I lera's reply to the British government's
j proposals for Irish peace was received
I in Downing Street this morning and
| immediately dispatched to Premier
! Lloyd George in Paris. The reply an
I ?ticipated by several days the session
of the Dail Eireann, the Sinn Fein par?
liament, which had been summoned to
discuss the proposals.
There is every indication that the
reply is favorable. Its contents were
| not disclosed, however.
Austen Chamberlain made official an?
nouncement of the arrival of the reply
i in the House of Commons tifia morn
? ing and added that, as the Premier wns
I returning to London immediately, a
? statement to the House would be made
I on Monday or Tuesday.
The suddenness of the reply was un
i expected, as Lord Birkenhead, Lord
j High Chancellor, announced to th?_
; House of Lords last night that it was
unlikely any statement of the Irish sit?
uation could be made before Parlia?
ment adjourned.
Favorable Decision Indicated
It is believed here that the Dail
Eireann was so unanimous in it.. con
; sideration of the question that it was
j considered unnecessary to wait for the
full meeting Tuesday, for which the
i Irish representatives in foreign capitals
had been recalled. As it is not thought
likely *hat the British proposals would
| be rejected without the sanction of the
j full session of the Dail Eireann, it is
argued that the reply must be of the j
j most favorable nature.
The past course of the negotiations
fosters the belief that the reply is not
? an unqualified pronouncement one way
| or the other, SinrrF?in probably having |
j protected itself by conditions. If the
? reply leads to the calling of a general |
j peace conference, that and the drawing
i up of a bill for Parliament probably <
i will occupy September and October, !
I making it more than ever unlikely th _t i
j Lloyd George will go to Washington j
j unless his personal desire to do so i
greatly increases.
? PARES, Aug. 11 (By The Associated!
Press).?Premier Lloyd George re?
ceived the Irish reply by airplane to-'
day and studied it until late this eve-j
ning. It was then announced by mem-j
bers of the British delegation that Mr.
Lloyd George would make no state?
ment on the situation until after the ;
Cabinet meeting Saturday.
Report of Rupture Denied
A report that the Irish negotiations
have been broken off is denied by Brit
ish and unofficial circles. It was de- ;
clared that the reply was of a nature
to permit further parleys.
The British delegation, througli Lord j
Riddell. infoimed the newspaper cor-'
respondents this evening that Premier :
Lloyd George, because of the receipt of |
the Irish answer and in view of the
deadlock on the Upper Silesian ques- j
lion, had decide', to return to London
with his mission to-morrow morning. !
DUBLIN, Aug. U .By The Associated ;
Press).?No responsible Sinn Feiner
who knows will give any hint of the !
i?ature of Mr. de Valera'a reply. No
authentic version even of too govern?
ment proposals has leaked out, but the :
(Conlinu.. on pad? lour)
Allies Break
Again on New
Silesia Line
British Terms Rejected by
Briand., but He Con?
sents to Refer Them to
Experts for Final Vote
?Premiers Clash
During Breakfast
Harvey May Be Enlisted
as Mediator to Avert
Disaster Among Entente
By Wilbur Forrest
Special Cahlc to The Tribune
Copyright, 1S_1. New York Tribune Inc.
PARIS, Aug. 11.?To all appearances
to-nighl the negotiations of Croat
Britain, France and Italy for a divi
j sion of Upper Silesia between Poland
i and Germany have been abandoned.
Premier Lloyd George, accompanied
j by the British mission of forty per
j sons, with the exception of Lord Cur
zon and the British technical experts,
I will depart for London to-morrow
t noon. Although this does not neces
j sarily mean the break-up of the Anglo
! French entente, it is the most distinct
j shock yet felt, following the delicate
J nuegotiations at Versailles.
; Ostensibly the British Premier is
? leaving to preside at a meeting of the
j British Cabinet Saturday to discuss the
| Irish question, but the announcement
j that virtually all the British mission
| to the Supreme Council also will de
j part indicates that unalterable differ?
ences of opinion have arisen over the
I disposition of Upper Silesia and that
I further negotiations are useless.
Unacceptable to France
Lato this evening Lloyd George pre
{ sented to the French Premier his last
i concession regarding the industrial
! basin. It was unacceptable to the
: French, as it would award at least four
i fifths of this important area to Ger
! many. It is understood that Lloyd
: George will confer again with Premier
? Briand to-morrow, but the formal
? French answer can be forecast in ad
| vanee of that time.
: Premier Briand left the Hotel Cril
I Ion at 7 p. m. after his second confer?
ence of ihe day with Lloyd George.
I He went directly to his office, where he
| told The Tribune correspondent that
] the latest proposais of Lloyd George
seemed insufficient, but that h. had
promised the British Premier he would
submit the proposition to the French
experts at their meeting to-night, re?
ceiving their joint opinion to-morrow.
Premier Briand said that during
; their conference Lloyd George received
[a special message coming by airplane I
from London and that after reading it |
he remarked :
"Bad news from Ireland. Things are j
not going well with the Sinn F?iners." j
Irish Situation Stirs British
He then announced that he would be :
forced to leave Paris. From other ;
sources as well The Tribune was in- j
formed that the reply of Eamon de j
Valora created a situation which moved ;
Lloyd George to summon the British !
Cabinet and personally return. Lloyd |
George, replying to a direct question
at 8 o'clock at the Hotel Crillon, de- j
clared it was impossible to say whether ?
he would come back to Paris for fur- '
ther sessions of the Supreme Council, j
Lloyd George and Briand reached the (
stage of verbal threats over the Su-,
preme Council's problem of dividing ,
the industrial triangle of Upper Sile- ?
sia at the breakfast table in the Hotel j
C'rillon this morning. Their debate \
was so lively that it resulted in the :
calling off of the scheduled meeting of I
the Supreme Council at 5 p. m., fol- ;
lowing the luncheon with President \
Millerand at Rambouillet.
Premiers Clash at Breakfast
Briand and M. Locheur reached the I
Hotel Crillon at 9 a. m. as Lloyd '
George's guests at a heavy English i
breakfast. Tho Premiers previously i
had lunched and dined together appar- :
cntly in the most, conciliatory spirit, ;'
but the breakfast resulted in the first
real storm. The Tribune learns that j
Briand asked Lloyd George for an out- i
line of the concessions England was |
willing to make on the industrial tri- !
nngle. Lloyd George offered slight;
modifications to his previous stand ?
that Germany must have, the whole j
area and declared his willingness that j
Poland have Kattowitz, a town in the ?
extreme southeastern corner of the j
triangle, with the remainder German!
territory. j
Briand informed his fellow premier j
that thi . stand would place him in an |
extremely bad position in the face of \
the French public opinion, which :
would never accept, the proposal to j
Kivn such an advantage to Germany. '
Briand pointed out that his position i
did not parallel that of Lloyd George, '
who had come to Paris with a free
hand to act. I
The French Parliament never would
agree to ceding virtually the whole
industrial area to Germany, Briand
stated, and if no further concessions ,
could be gained from thf British side
it would be necessary to reconvoke the
Chanfbcr of Deputies, seek the advice
of the representatives of the French
(Continued on p_G_ ttire?)
Trio in Runaway Navy Balloon
Wafted Home by Kindly Wind
LAKEHURST, N. J., Aug. 11.?An I
observation balloon, carrying two oft.- !
ccrs and an electrician, broke loose at
the Naval Air Station here this after
noon as it was heim, hauled down and
drifted rapid!., seaward.
Ob i rvers feared at fir..t that the volve ?
?ii:., out of order and the balloonist?
would be blown far out. to sea. Thero
was nothing the matter with the valve, j
but the swiftness with whijh th<- bal?
loon ?hot up and the strength of the i
_ rij which bore it eastward were such i
.__*. the ofl?cors aboard .c?lizcd that
any attempt to valve It down would ;
?,..;.,; them t? earth fur from the air
:,' ft I ion.
They resolved t. sit tight, and _ eck ?
?m mi ? irrem ??? ...? h vo lid di Ive them
i?;??,. They were ovei {foms River and
.-? ? >::'.y. of th? Atlantic surf before
they found the ca. I wind they soupht..
It come In the nick of time, and back
they swept at an altitude of about
3,000 feet over ihn involuntary course
it had taken BCaward.
When tho balloonlsts sighted the
station from which they had started,
the valve rope was pulled and the bal?
loon slanted downward into a field on
the Clement farm, about u mile from
the naval station. None of it;? occu?
pant? was hurt, and the balloon was
<*nly slightly damaged.
It wan being hauled down to the field
and almost had reached the ground
when it broke away originally. The
cable "anchoring il parted and the
baltuon shot upward wltli vrn\i veloc?
ity. An Inquiry is to be mude into
the circumstances of th?. accident.
?Upon its return men were rushed to
tho field where it landed In motor
trucks and secured it before additional
damage could result from the buffeting
the wind was giving it.
Dr. George T. Harding
Wood Accepts
| Governorship
Of Philippines
?Will Serve Year at Least;
'? Senate Asked to Permit
Him to Retain His Place
on Active List of Army
! Won't Draw Two Salaries
General Is Man for Place,
?Says Senator Wadsworth;
Is Liked by All Elements
From The Tribune's Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON', Aug. 11.?General
'< Leonard Wood has accepted President
; Harding's invitation to become Gover?
nor Genera! of the Philippines, it was
! learned authoritatively here to-day. He
| will remain in the islands at least a
I year, unless the crisis which obtains
jthere at present disappears.
The, General has obtained leave of
?absence for a year from the position
?of provost of the University of Pennsyl?
vania. This fact gave rise to the be
1 lief that he would not remain in the
?islands for more than twelve months,
i The situation in the Philippines, how
| ever, is such that he may be. required
to serve longer., and if that is the case,
| it if" understood that he will consent
| to stay as a matter of public duly.
Senator Wadsworth, chairman of the
Senate Military Committee, to-day in?
troduced a bill at the request of Sec?
retary of War Weeks, the purpose of
which is to enable General Wood to
remain on the active list of the army
and at the same time be Governor Gen?
eral er the islands. Under existing
law an active, army officer cannot hold
this position. General Wood desires to
continue on the active list, as he has
four years more to serve before retire?
Law Forbids Two Salaries
General Wood would not draw two
salaries as Governor Genera!. There
is a general statute against taking two
government salaries and there is no
purpose to infringe this act. What
General Wood desires is simply to be
allowed to remain on the active list,
and inasmuch as the President and
Secretary Weeks have besought him
to serve in the Philippines, they are
desirous that the proposed legislation
be passed. As Governor General he
will get ,.18,000 a year.
It is expected the bill will be passed
without serious objections. Many Sen- ?
ators and House members have been
hoping General Wood would take, the
position and they will gladly see the
bill enacted.
Senator Wadsworth said he was '
much in favor of the bill and believed j
it just. Concerning the selection of
General Wood, he said:
"General Wood is the man for the
place. I think his selection is excel?
lent. Conditions in the islands are
very serious. G?nerai Wood is well '?
liked by all elements."
I", of P. Officials Disappointed
PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 11. The re-i
port from Washington that Gen. ral
Leonard Wood had been selected as
Governor General of the Philippines \
came as a disappointing piece of news
to the authorities of the University!
of Pennsylvania.
Some of the trustees of the uni
versity are not ready to accept the I
report. They feel that he would first
ask the university for a release from
his elected office.
It was recalled, however, in this con?
nection that on July 30 George Wliar
ton Pepper, chairman of the board of
trustees, telephoned to Secretary of
War Weeks the decision of the board
to accede to President Harding's de- I
sire to have General Wood spend a year
in the Philippines. As the result of ..
rcquesii from Secretary Weeks, the
board decided to give General Wood a
leave of absence for that time.
At the April meeting of the board of '.
trustees General Wood w?s unanimous- !
?y elected head of the big educational
institution and accepted the place. He
was to have been in charge of the
administrative affnirs and was given
authority to select his own title. While
no official announcement was mude, it
is said his salary was to have been ;
$25,000 a year, with the us?1 of a large
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Weds Aid, 52
Dr. George T.Harding and
Miss Alice Severns Gu
by Motor to Monroe.
Mich., for ?ihe Ceremony
"Just Unbearably
Lonesome," He Saw?
Son in Washington So
Surprised at Word He
Quits Meeting at Once
? Special Dispatch to The Tribune
MONROE, Mich., Aug. 11.- Dr. George
T. Harding, father of President Har?
ding and Miss Alice Severns, for man.,
i years the nurse in his office at Marion
! were married here to-day.
Dr. Harding and the bride-to-be ar
rived unheralded froth Marion shortlj
?before noon and went immediately tc
the County Clerk's office for a mar
! riage license. Dr. Harding: gave hi;
j age as seventy-six and Miss Severns a.
From the county building they wen'
to the home of the Rev. Frank T
Knowles, minister of the Monroe Pr?s
byterian Church, where the ceremon*
was performed.
It was not until after the couple ha*
left the city, apparently to return t?
? Marion, that it was discovered that th
Harding named in the marriage li
' cense was the father of the Presi
'? dent.
Girl Clerk Issues License
Miss Byrl Snyder, Deputy Count;
Clerk, who issued the license, did no
recognize the President's father. Sh?
: was much surprised when informel
later to whom she had issued the li
! cense.
The trip from Marion was made ii
an automobile, accompanied by .
1 young couple from Dr. Harding'
home town, whose, names are no
known here. Immediately after th
i ceremony Dr. Harding and his brid
: entered the automobile and left th
; city. They were in ?Monroe less thai
an hour.
After obtaining the license Dt
! Harding asked to be directed to
I Baptist parsonage. There being n
! resident Baptist minister in Monro<
1 he was directed to the home of Mi
; Knowles. An ineffectual attempt wa
? made to suppress announcement o
' the marriage.
MARION, Ohio, Aug. 11. -Dr. George
i T. Harding, father of the President, on
'? his arrival here to-night from Toledo,
! admitted he and Miss Alice Severns had
; been married at Monroe, Mich., to-day.
! Dr. and Mrs. Harding alighted from
? the train atul were hurrying to a street
car when two friends accosted them
j and oiTercd congratulations. Both the
j doctor and his bride smilingly ac
! ccpted the Rood wishes.
j Entering the automobile of one of
* the friends, Dr. Harding took his bride
j to her home and then was driven to
? his own home four squares away.
i Before leaving his bride Dr. Harding
| ?aid: "Good night, Alice, I'll see you
Commenting on his marriage, Dr.
| Harding said: "I was lonesome, simply
unbearably lonesome."
Hoped to Avoid Publicity
"1 thought perhaps we could go away
and be married without, much publicity.
; 1 changed my mind, however, in Toledo
this afternoon. I gave the Deputy
County Clerk at Monroe a dollar to
i keep the license from newspaper men,
but we had hardly arrived at Toledo
until newspaper men were after us."
he declared with a wide smile.
Telling of further difficulties, the
| doctor said: "We first tried to get a
license at Windsor, Canada, yesterday
but because we were not residents we
were refused."
They then went to Detroit, Dr. Har?
ding said, and passed the night with Mr.
and Mrs. Louis B. Sanborn, his rela?
tives. Early to-day, accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. Sanborn, they motored to
Monroe, arrived there shortly after
noon and the license was immediately
issued. Shortly afterward they were
married by the Rev. Frank T. Knowles,
a Presbyterian minister at Monroe.
President Notified from Paper
President Harding was officially no?
tified of the marriage late to-night in
a telegram from an employee of his
newspaper here. No word had been
received from him at a late hour.
Dr. Harding said that he and his
bride left Marion together Wednesday
morning for Detroit. Previous reports
said Miss Severns did not leave Marion
until this morning.
Before departing Dr. Harding ap?
peared at his office in the "Marion
Star" building where he said he was
going to Detroit to attend a medical
Marion people were quite surprised
when word of the marriage reached
here late this afternoon. Both are
.Continued on nest pagel
Rockefeller Party Off
To Open Chinese School
Medical ( .o?lege at Peking.
Barked by Foundation, ?o Be?
nin Operation Sept. 15
John D. Rockefeller jr., Dr. George
E. Vincent, president of the Rockefellei
Foundation, and Dr. William H. Welch
of Johns Hopkins, president of the
directors of the foundation, departed
yesterday afternoon for Vancouver
B. C, whence they will Bail fot
China to attend th?? opening of tin
Peking Union Medical College ob Sen
(ember 15. Mr. Rockefeller was oc
compatiied by his wife and daughter
Miss Abby.
The Peking Medical College wat
erected by the China Medical Boar*
of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Mr
Rockefeller said yesterday that it*
opening undoubtedly would be a hi;,
event in the history of China. He wil
be the principal speaker at the cele
bration. He said that as he never liai
visited China he would make a shor
tour of the country, returning in abou
three months.
A crowd gathered at the Grand Cen
(ral Station just before the party de
parted "t 2 oclock in n spectnl trail
carrying the Rockefeller car, "Pio
neer." The heads of the party uhool
hands und posed for photographs, A
Vancouver they will embark on th?
Empress of Asia.
Hylan Confesses City
j Faces a Record Bndget;
No Attempt at Economy
Smith May
Take Field
Open Revolt Predieted to
Defeat Mayor, Hearst
and Murphy as Result
of Blow Dealt Talley
The turning down of Judge Alfred J,
j Talley for the Tammany nomination to
: the Court of General Sessions to suc
I cced himself has led to a split in the
Iranks of the Hearst-Hylan-Murphy com?
bine which may end in an open revolt,
! headed by former Governor Alfred E.
j Smith.
Some of the friends of Smith yester
: day were talking of putting a complete
, opposition ticket in the Democratic pri
! mary with the former Governor as
; Mayor Hylan's opponent. If Smith
should elect to head the ticket, he would
defeat Hylan twenty to one, in the
I opinion of Tammany men who would
j like to see him "get out and get Hylan
| ami Murphy," _s one of them put it.
The shelving cf Judge Talley was re
; garded on all sides as a direct slap at
the ex-Governor, who is somewhat of an
idol in Tammany Hall, and who can now
lead a successful fight against Murphy
' and Hylan if he is so minded. There is
j considerable feeling among Tammany
leaders over what they regard as a
I blow at the former Governor, and many
; of them see in it the insidious workings
! of William Randolph Hearst, who has
I made no efforts to conceal his deter
I mination to eliminate Smith from polit
1 ical life if possible.
When Smith was Governor Hearst
| and Murphy asked thai District At
: torney Swann be appointed to the
; Court of General Sessions. Governor
? Smith thought that- a better appoint
? ment could be made, and named Tal
j ley, who was said to be the brains of
' the District Attorney's office, and who
- had rendered yeoman's service for
i years to Tammany Hall.
Other Tammany leaders backed up
'. Governor Smith's choice, pointing out
! that Talley had labored as head of
? the Tammany law committee for years.
j This is one of the hardest, time-con?
suming jobs in the organization and
1 doesn't, carry a cent with it in the
| way of remuneration.
It, is said that Murphy was not
! overpleased with the appointment of
j Talley, and Hearst. through his
I political lieutenants, stressed the tur. -
i ing down of District Attorney Swann
I and is said to have enlisted the sym
i pathy and support of ex-Governor
, Smith's own district leader and long
! time friend, Thomas F. Foley. Jt was
' reported yesterday that at a recent
! meeting in Tammany Hall the former
! Governor and Foley passed each other
I without speaking.
It has been an open secret in Tam?
many Hall for more than three year.,
that Smith, if so minded, could wrest
i the leadership from Murphy if he
cared to take the initiative. Tammany
men yesterday declared that_this is
the time for Smith to step in and save
the party.
Mayor Hylan has vigorously tried to
undermine Smith at the bidding of
Hearst. Both Hylan and Hearst tried
to prevent the nomination of Smith
for Governor three years ago, and Hy?
lan tried to swing Xew York City
delegates to Hearst in the lntter's am?
bition to lead the state Democratic
ticket in 1918.
Friends of Smith saw in the turning
down of Judge Talley the beginning
of a double drive on the part of Hylan
and Hearst, in which Murphy is lending
a willing hand, having for its purpose
the elimination of Smith from politic?
and the beginning of a new Hearst
movement to saddle himself on the
Democratic party as its state leader
and the head of its state ticket in
Murphy's power in the organizador
has been waning for years. Twice- re
ccntly James J. Hines went out in the
11th Assembly District and beat Mr
Murphy's candidate for district leadei
1 to I.
There are other district leaders anc
other men of influence in Tammany
Hall who are itching to join a real
movement to oust Hearst and Hylan
and Murphy from control of the party
When Judge Talley reached li i s
chambers at the Criminal -Courts Build?
ing yesterday he was asked to com?
ment on the. situation. His reply was:
"I liave no statement to make at
n resent."
Other jurists who visited him at his
chambers yesterday said that Judg<
Talley had not been informed by Mr
Murphy or any one else why he had
not been mentioned. All were out?
spoken in criticism of those respon?
sible for the turning down of theii
colleague, who has earned their re?
spect by his ability and willingness t<
do his share, and more, of the wor_
that is crowded upon the members o.i
the General Sessions bench.
'Whispering Cabinet9 on
Hand to Prompt Mayor
As the result of his two days'
j experience before the legislative
committee the Mayor has decided
: no longer to trust to his memory
and has reinforced himself with ?
?'whispering cabinet."
This consists of four assistants
i who are grouped behind him on
the witness stand, armed with
' folios, books and documents of all
descriptions which they hand to
him when they think he ought to
look at them.
In addition, they all have fairly
j strong whispering voices and buzz
sentences to the Mayor when
he hesitates over particularly
puzzling questions put to him by
? the committee's counsel. The ac?
tivities of this cabinet became so
annoying to the counsel that the
latter once appealed: "Please let
| the Mayor answer some question:'
once in a while."
12,000 Truck
Drivers Here tc
Strike To-da^
U. S. Company, Whic
Handles Over Half of th
Contract Hauls in Citi
Warns of a Big Tie-U
Wage Cut Is Responsihl
Executives Declare Un i o
Agents Agreed Upo
4 Scale They Now Reje<
The Uniied States Trucking Coi
pany, which handles more than h?
the contract hauls in the city, yestc
day informed its clients that its sc
vice would be completely tied up by
teamsters' f=t?-ike called for 6 o'clo
this evening, and that they would ha
to make other arrangements for c
liveries. The company employs t*
thousand men.
Executives of the company decla
that the trouble with their men
caused by a $4 wage reduction agre
upon last week by representatives
the drivers and agents of the conce
The first indication they received tl
the new contract is not satisfactory
the employees, they say, was the cr
pling of their organization yestcrc
morning by the failure of half i
drivers to report for work.
This the executives denounced as
outlaw, radica1 strike, but it is n
believed to have been due merely
the unwillingne.-r. of the men to w*
yesterday and t"-day knowing that
general strike was at hand.
Would Not Admit Tie-Up
The officials -vouid not admit y
terday afternoon that their delivei
would be tied uu this evening,
though at the time the first noti
to that eiTec', already had been s
out to client?. They declared t
no strike order had been issued
the union and that conditions yes'
day were due to a conflict betw
the radical and conservative elem?
with those in control of the locals
the company's side.
They added that they had taken
action to engage strike breakers
man their trucks, but had called u
the union to settle the strike.
"We put it up to the brotherhoc-c
send the men back to work or suj
in with others." one officer said.
far no answer has been received.
feel that this .is not our affair,
though we are the sufferers.
strikers are repudiating the decii
of their own delegates, not any a
trary act of the company."
Heretofore chauffeurs have rccc
$35 a week and teamsters $31.
executives said that until yeste*
they had seemed entirely satisfied ?
the new contract providing for a
ductior. beginning with tho pay ch?
to-day. and that the strike had c
as a complete surprise.
"We belieVe that the majority of
men are willing to work at the
rate of compensation," said one,
it is the old story of the active,
satisfied minority leading the cr
The men who did not turn up
(Continued on oao? lour)
Slain Priest Found in Sand Grave;
Police Hold Guide, Hunt Woman
SAN' FRANCISCO, Aug. 11. Buried
under two feet of sand, the body of
Father Patrick K. Heslin, of Holy
Angels Catholic Church, ('olma, who had
been missing since the night of August
2. was dug from a beach on the Pac.lie
Ocean twenty miles south of San Fran?
cisco late last night and brought to this
city to-day. Two bullet wounds ware ?n
tin- body.
Led by William A. Hightower, an un?
employed baker, who had been in San
Francisco only a few weeks and who is
held in jail pending Investigation, the
police went to the spot and exhumed
tiie body. Hightower told the authori?
ties that he learned of the buried body
?l?verai days ago from n woman who
said she was Dolly Mason. Police are
hunting her.
I" . grave was only a short distance
; from Salada Beach, a bathing i i
i It. had been dug at the bottom of a
! sand cliff.
Examination of the body showed that
. n bullet had been fired through the
? heart, ?lile a Becond bullet had p owed
through the head and torn off part of
the skull.
The search of the room occupied by
Hightower, who failed to explain to the
police why he had delayed giving Ins
> information to them, led to the dis?
covery of nieces of bloody burlap, a
rifle and newspaper clippings telling of
reward?*, offered for Father He'slin.
Hightower insisted he hjd ma,l ? a
personal investigation several days
ago and found bits of black rug, a '<
volver ntid a bloodstain-*! piece ? f
gunnyaack burietWn tha sand near the
spot where the l*x>y was later dug up.
! Inability of Mayor to
Give Information on
Official Duties Forces
Brown to Call Craig
Inquiry Adjourns
In Partisan Uproar
Hylan Admits Employee
List Could Be Cut;
Recants Campaign Vows
At the conclusion of Mayor Hy
lan's third appearance before the
'?. Meyer legislative committee invcsli
I gating the city administration yes?
terday Klon R. Brown, the commit?
tee's chief counsel, threw up hid*
| hands with a sigh, asserting that hoi
| had got "not too much light from
the Mayor" and that he would have
j to call Comptroller Craig to obtain
: the desired important information
; with respect to the city's iirancial
. affairs. The Mayor's examination
I will be postponed until after Mr.
j Craig has testified.
The committee's counsel had bent
; every energy during the morning
; and afternoon session to obtain from
! the Mayor some suggestion whereby
: the cost of government might be re
i duced. The Mayor declared he
f didn't know how the next budge,
could be cut down below the previous
one and that it was merely a ques?
tion of how much it would increase.
No Fvconomy Rule for City
When Mr. Brown insisted that econo
i mies were being effected in both th?
? state and national government.. and
i asked the Mayor if he didn't think a
j cut of l'J per rent could be made in
) the city'? running expenses, the latter
! replied "oossibly through supplies nv.d
. the like of that," but not through wage
! or salary reductions. He added that a
? change in the city's charter gi.ing it
; Dowers equal to second and third ciasa
I cities would help.
Mr. Brown submitted numerous let?
ters of the Mayor to department heads,
and his inaugural address, in which ho
demanded that strict ?conomie., be
practiced in the various bureaus, that
no salaries must be increased. _n?l that
a chief not falling in line with hi? in?
structions would be dropped. The Mayor
said he did not know whether any such
economies had been adopted or not. ar,
that in the matter of wages and sala?
ries he had to depart from the poli;.;
he laid down and actually reconnu .nc
He did insist, however, that tin
"bureau of inebriety'' ?d been abol
ished. t?) which Mr. }_>..?\:i replied h?
would 'not make the obvious remark.'
I_inplo>ee_ Applaud Mayor
The hearing was marked by i
usual demonstration in favor of ths
Mayor j.ist at the close of the m
session, when Mr. Hylan emphasize?
his stand against any cuts in the wages
of per diem or salaried employees o
the city. He said he wanted to corred
a misapprehension of his teatimony ol
the ?lav ' ofore, when he had sai?i that
while he was opposed to salary reduc
tions, the advisability of cutting pel
diem wages was being investigated.
The gallery and floor of the I
chamber were packed with spectators a'
the time, many of I
ployees of the city and friends of th
Mayor. When the Mayor sen) hi
sentiment home with repeated I
on a desk, he was loudly cheered b;
the friendly part of the audieno..
The Mayor protested he did n? : in
vite the applauderr, and when th
demonstration continued the hearin
was adjourned. The place wa i the]
thrown into an uproar, Tammany am
Republican partisans arguing over tl
chamber on Mr. Hylan's merits as .
Mayor. Little groups debated in lou
voices in every corner.
?lohn P. Sinnott, the Mayor's sccre
tary and son-in-law, became involved i;
one of these with a Republican at th
foot of the stairs in the lobby, and wa
pushed in the face by hie opponent. ?
fist light was averted by the interven
tion of riends.
Whispering Cabinet Attends
Tn other respect?, the e::amir.atio
of the Mayor yesterday differed fro.j
its predecessors in that there was a
easy conversational air about it, an
was entirely Jacking in the hi?'
that marked the first two gr
The Mayor had prepared himself wit
a sort of whispering cabinet or a:
sistants, who were grouped behind hii
with voluminous papers and do<
in hand. At almost everj
by Mr. Brown there was a
buzzing by thii
The procedure so a sed M
Brown, that when one of the M
assistants answered in a clearly aud
ble voice a query put to the witnes
the committee'-, counsel snapped:
"Let the witness ar.swrr alone for
while. 1 have been fair about I
The Mayor continued to fall bai
upon his complaint that mandatoi
legislation was responsible for the ?
crease in the expenses of almost s
the city departments, but when __
Brown showed that in a i;;ige Dumb
of instances there was no such i
fluence. the Mayor said he hadn't mai
an investigation and didn't know h<
departmental cos's could !?e reduced.
The Mayor then referred to "lri_<
! iad " of information whicii the cot
mittee could have if it would infor
him where it wanted the intormati?
Mr. Brown then heaved a sigh ai
raising his hands, remarked:
"Mr. Cnairmau, not ',"? muc
has been thrown on the leading q ue
tions that ! have asked by an exam in
tion of th* Mayor. I referred to tl
tax limit, the debt limit and the sin
ing fund. He has himself request
that in relation to those matters 1 ?
to the Comptroller. The exat_rfna.ii
has taken a somewhat differentfeoura

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