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THE SUN AND 'NEW YORK HERALD, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1920.
SHIP AUCTIO HELD
BUT NO SALES MADE
jjonril Complies With Scnnto
Request to Defer Disposal
of Vessels.
fOrilT ACTION DELAYED
Croup Troposnls Brlnpr No Re
sponse Wilson Asked to
Keep rayne on Board.
;,tnni 10 Tur Siv imi Nitir Yomc Huu.d.
' VA8iiiN0T0N, Kcb. 16. Although the
fiilPPli'K Honnl held Its promlctl auc
tion to-dny of the twenty-eight German
iteanwhliw wlieil at tho outbreak of tho
vnr. sale or disposal of tho vessels Is to
bf postponed Indefinitely.
While the board was recclvlnc bids,
the Scnnto. without a record vote, paused
t refutation requesting tho board to de
fer dltposal of the vessels until tho Sen
He nrtcd. The request will be complied
tilth
Developments In tho proposed sale
came rapidly to-day:
l-'irjt The auction was started by
the Shipping Board with Comrrits
none r Thomas T. Scott as auctioneer.
Yewels In groups for service wero of
fered aB planned and no bids were
reeelvcd. I
Sfoon,l While tho bidding was on
Chairman Payne- of the board, with
JuJse C U. Ames, Assistant Attor-ney-'jeneral
of the United States, ap
peared In tho District Supreme Court
to answer a rule to show cause why
the court should not enjoin tho sale.
nnt Payne to Stny on Hoard.
Third President Wilson began
preparation of what. Is expected to
be a sharp reply to the resolution of
Senator Hrandegee (Conn.) telling
the Senate there Is absolutely no basis
for the report that! any secret agree
ment was made with Great Britain
for the pale of the vessels.
Fourth All members of the Com
merce Committee of the Senate pres
ent in Washington, fourteen In num
ber, signed a letter to President Wil
son urging that John Harton Pnyno
be continued as chairman of the Ship
ping Hoard because of tho necessity
of following a matured policy or plan
until fongress can pass legislation for
the future guidance of the board.
Judge Payne has been nominated as
Secretary of the Interior by the Presi
dent Fifth The Senate engaged In a
Jong debate on the Issue of sale of
the ships, which terminated In the
passage of a resolution by Senator
McKellar . (Tenn.) requesting that
sale le postponed until the Senate
sets.
At the beginning of tho auction it was
innounced by Commissioner Scott that
thile the board wouU receive bids on
the vessels, final action on the bids
nouid not be taken until a decision was
had from the local courts, nnd until
they' were reported to the. Commerce
Commute of trie Senate and the Mer
chant Marln and Fisheries Committee
of the House. This, It was stated, was
epw .oil to tpqulre onfy n few days,
"and uiilrs the bids were accepted bj
Saturday of this week all checks will bs
Murned "
IN IRELAND
The cottagers sometimes
good-naturedly call the pig the
"gin who pays the rint".
Harmless, hardy and an ad'
mirable meat-producer, he is
indeed a valuable animal.
It would take a whole drove
of pigs to pay the rent in this
country.
However, when transformed
into the delicious, sausage
served at CHILDS, he puts
one in the humor to pay the
rent with a smile.
Fr.th country t.uix
with old.U.hiaaad
buckwhttt cukat.
LOAN OF $20,000,000
ARRANGED FOR CHINA
Is the Forerunner of a Larger
tlotatton.
By the Associated Frtu,
.Piiki.v, Feb. 13 (delayed). The for
etell legations havo notified the Foreign
pnico that Great Britain, Fronce, tho
l nlted States and Japan are cronared to
cause a loan of 5,000,000 t be Issued
" a ktoup ot oanxs. to b semroii hv
tho salt and other revenues. It was an
nounced to-day.
Tho loan will bo conditional on re
gulations between North and South
China being resumed and tho disband
ing of unnecessary troops. Tho four
Governments named will supervise the
funds and the disbanding of the soldiers.
Washington, Feb. 16. Hankers of
the United States, Great Britain, France
nnd Japan, who am ready to mako a
loan of approximately J20.000.000 to
China are Included In those who will be
In a consortium which Is being planned
to finance China on an extensive scnlo.
This loan, however. Is not a part of the
consortium project, but a temporary ad
vance to meet urgent needs.
Thomas W. Lamont of New York Is
njw on his way to China to represent
the American bankers In the final n.
gotlatlons. Great Britain nnd Franco
are unable to tako Immediately their
parts of the consortium or the present
temporary loan, and until they have
stabilized conditions at home the United
States and Japan are to "carry" the
bank of those countries.
It was stated at the State IVnartinpnt
that the consortium loan Is being delayed
because of certain details In regard to
Japan's participation. Japan Insists that
Mongolia and Manchuria be excluded.
The other Powers have not aggreed to
this.
bill to bar strikes
offered in Albany
I
Assemblyman Cuvillicr Pro
poses Creation of Industrial
Itolations Commission.
BpetM In Tils Ron Atjo Nw Yostc Huul.n,
Albany, Feb, 16, Creation of a State
Industrial Itclatlons Commission, similar
to that built up In Kansas by Oov. Allen
to prevent strikes, walkouts and Inbor
disturbances generally, Is proposed In
a bill Introduced to-night by Assembly
man Cuvllller of Manhattan. Endorse
ment of this form of legislation last
week by Tub Sun and tub Nkw York
IImalo created considerable comment
among the legislators.
Three commissioners would bo ap
pointed under tho proposed bill. Each
would rocelvo $15,000 a year and would
servo for three years.
The Industrial relations commission
would be empowered to order such
changes as might bo necessary about
tho conduct of any Industry or business
subject to It, In tho matters of working
nnd living conditions, hours of labor,
rates and practices and a reasonable,
minimum wage or standard of wages.
The bill gives tho commission Dower
to investigate, regulate and mipervlso
the Industries put under Its authority.
Collective bargaining by Incorporated
labor organizations Is permitted under
tho bill. Discrimination against em
ployees for testifying against a cor
poration is prohibited, lioycotts nro
prohibited. Lockouts are prohibited
Curtailment of production wjthout ap
proval of tho'commlsalon Is prohibited,
FOR COAST TO COAST AIE MAIL,
Spirited Illdilln-r on Six Ship.
.Mthoueh ,heri were at least one hun
dred repri-sr ntatlvo of shipping inter
ests pn-sent, bidding on the vessels
lasgtii throughout the day. The only
time iompetltlon developed was when
Major-Ccn. Oorge W. Goethals. for the
American Ship nnd Commerce Corpor
ation, offered J10.rt00.fl00 for the George
Washington, iartha Washington. Pres
lnt i"irar. Vmerlra. Nansemond and
Callao, foi the Hambur1. md Bremen
service : A. S Krankllii, .rr the Inter
national M-rc-untll Marine, JumDed the
price half a million, nnd It was run up
in quarter million nnd one hundred
thousand dollar Jumps to a final bid of
I13.loo.oon by Mr. Franklin.
In the first hour only one bid was
offered It was from Philip Dcronde,
for the Oriental Navigation Company,
ami was an offer of $700,000 for the
Black Arrow, to go Into Black Sea
service. I
Th vessels first were offered In
row. hut there nerc no bids on thin
grouplns The bidder! then arranged
their oun grouping and more Interest
was shown, but bidding was not keen.
In the afternoon these ships were offered
flrgle, but thU aroused little Interest
and prlctij were generally not so good a
those on secret bidding.
N'ot moro than hslf a dozen concerns
engaged In the bidding, Including the
International Mercantile Marine, tho
American Ship and Commerce Corpora
tion, the Munson Steamship. Company,
'' B. Itlchards & Co., James Elwell,
Oriental Navigation Company, Com-
Mimle Generalo Transatlantlque, Moore
ft Miformlck, International Bureau of
Supplies and the Poland Legation.
Before tho bidding started the In
ternational Mercantile Marine withdrew
Its rrevlous bids and naked for the re
turn of Its checks, as did the Ship and
Commerce Corporation.
Injunction proceedings to halt the sale
e postponed after a brief hearing
tctll next Friday.
SUGAR PROFITEERS GO TO JAIL.
Tivo Ilaltlmurr Storrkreprr Also
Arc Fined fl50.
fptelal to Tun Sex and New Yojk Hkiiaip.
Baltimore, Feb. 16. Jail sentences
were passed to-day for the first time by
Judge Rose in the United States District
Court for sugar profiteering.
Joseph L. and Andrew Crousc. who
conduct a store, pleaded guilty on three
charges and were sentenced to 13 days
in Jail and fined 175 each. The fines
aggregate the amount of profit said to
have been realized by the dealers In the
sale of barrel lots of sugar, the total
being $150.
Srnnte Committee Fnvora It New
York Tunnel Project DUnppraved.
Washington, Feb. 16. In completing
consideration of the annum post otllco
appropriation bill to-day the Senate
Poet Oftlco BUb-commltteo Inserted an
amendment providing for the estnbllsh
ment of a transcontinental airplane
mall routo from New York to San Fran
cisco, via Chicago and Omaha.
Tho sub-committee decided to sustain
the House action In eliminating appro
priations for tho present Washington
New York airplane mall route and for
establishing new ones between Wash
Ington and Atlanta and Pittsburg and
Omaha.
Ilpcommendatlons of the Post Office
Department for an appropriation to con
struct a tunnel between the Pennsylva
nia and Grand Central stations In New
York to expedite handling of mall wero
dlf-approved. The committee ugrecd to
provide for the appointment of a com
mission to Investigate tho necessity for
such a tunnel.
OPPOSE N. Y. COAL PRIORITY.
Ask
N'err England Governors
lllnes for Use of Oarcre.
Boston, Feb. 16. Action looking to
ward tho bringing of more coal Into New
England to relieve the present shortage
was taken at a conference of New Eng
land Governors to-day.
The Governors drafted communica
tions requesting the Shipping Board to
provide moro ships for coal transporta
tion to this district, asking Secretary
Daniels whether it would be possible to
use some of the Navy's coal colliers to
relieve the shortage and urging Director
General Hlnes to modify a recent order
giving New lork public utilities priority
in loading, so that barges seeking coal
nf New York for southern New England
public utilities might be loaded In their
regular order.
NO SAFETY IN HER STOCKING.
.Mm. Mohr Folia House Thieves,
but Lose Jenela Anyway.
Mrs. Mary Mohr of 77 Bay Twenty
sixth street, Bensonhurst. decided yes
terday to visit her slsfer. Mrs. Joseph
Leisler of 516 Broadway, Bayonne, N. J.
She had been rending In the newspapers
of the activities of burglars and sneak
thieves and thought It would be best for
her to take her Jewelry along. Mrs.
Mohr could think of no safer place to
carry It than In her stocking.
when she left the railroad train at
Twenty-second street, Bayonne, Mrs.
Mohr discovered that her garter had
become undone and her stocking had
fallen down. The Jewelry, consisting of
two rings, a lavalllere and a set of ear
rings, all of which she valued at $3,300,
were missing.
ELLIS ISLAND IS
ON PRE-WAR BASIS
Acting Commissioner Will
Reorganize His Force.
t
Ellis Island was reopened yesterday on
the same basis existing Just before the
war. when there was a big slump in im
migration. Acting Cpmmls.iloner Byron
H. Uhl has reorganized his force po
that It will be able to pass comfortably
about 3,000 Immigrants a day.
The literary test has added to tho
labor of Inspection, as It requires much
time to put the Immigrant above the
school age through the task of reading
forty words in the language of his
country. This requirement' will result
In a diminution of Immigrant,1, espe
cially from Italy and tho Slavic coun
tries. All Immigrants hereafter will be
sent to Ellis Island for final examination.
For Colds, Grip, or Influenza
tel at a FrerenUtlre, uVe LAXAT1YB
BHOMO QUININE Tablets. Look for B. T.
(JKOVK'S it-nature on tbt box. 30c AdT.
DIXON FREE IN LIBEL CASE.
Canadian Aaaemlilymnn'a Friend
Ilnil Ileen Convicted.
WiNN,PE(1 Fcb 16,F, j DXon. a
nmher of the Provincial Assembly, tvas
cUltt,l to-day of seditious libel In pro
motlns the Winnipeg general strike last
nar The tury hud been out since Satur-
afternoon.
' B. Russell, with whom Dixon was
accused of cooperating, was convicted of
taitiou, conspiracy recently, and sen
"nced to two years In prison.
1H wW-l.,."B-tK" ' itr
Picture FrunetS3.S0 to 'tlO.OO
VOUR friends may
have everythiiVg you
- give mem except
your photograph, but
you can't very well give
them your photograph
unless you moun it in
an Ovington frame.
OVINGTON'?
"Th, Gift Shop Slh Ave."
314FifthAv.,near32dSt.
i
The Wisdom
of Facts
Sound business judg
ments are guided by facts.
The business interests
served bytheNational Bank
of Commerce in New York
are large. Through its ex
tensive relations with the
Structure of commerce and
industry, this bank is able
to draw widely 'from orig
inal sources for the facts of
business. It devotes un
usual effort to gathering and
jvesenting these facts to its
iriends.
National
Bank of Commerce
in New York
Capital, Surplus
and Undivided lYoftts
Ora Fifty Million Dollars
MAINTENANCE MEN
INSIST ON STRIKING
Union Chief Fears Trouble
Keeping Them at Work.
Bpfrial to Tin 8PN and New Tok Hmuu,
Dktroit. Feb, 16. Allen 13. Barker.
president of tha United Brotherhood of
ATalMenanco of Ways and Shop La
borers, stated to-day that nlthougli grand
lodge officers nnd general chairmen
throughout tho country had been In
structed to get any men who strike to
morrow back on their Job at once, ho
feared considerable trouble, caused from
unauthorized strikes.
Throughout yesterday and to-day
Mr, Barker Ims boon deluged with tele
grams protesting against tho postpone
ment to th estrlko which waB rwheduled
for to-morrow. The executive board has
been summoned to meet February 19
preparatory to attending the conference
In Washington February 23.
"President Wilson will have to act and
act quickly or we will strike, and our
Btr'lko will be stronger than ever," Mr,
Barker said to-night.
SWEDISH CABINET T) RESIGN.
Soclnll.t Mlnldtry With Thoron
n Premier to Succeed It.
Stockholm, Fob. 1G. The Cabinet
probably will resign to-morrow, It was
said In official circles hero to-day.
It will ho followed by n Socialist
Ministry, with the present Minister of
Finance, F. W. Thorsson, as Premier,
nnd UJalmar Brantlng, former Finnnce
Minister, as Minister of the Interior.
EEID DIVORCE TRIAL SET.
Issues in Capitalist's Case to lie
Heard February S3,
Supremo Court Justice BIJur yesterday
ordered the Issues In the divorce, case
brought by Daniel O. Held, mlll'pnalre,
against Margaret Carrero Held set for
trial on February 23. The plaintiff and
defendant ask for tho same relief a
decree of divorce for tho other's al
leged misconduct.
Mr. Held names Capt. Sampson Tcher
noff, n Serbian army officer. Mrs. Held
charges her husband with having en
tertained unidentified women at times
since her marriage to him. Each denies
tho other's charges. Capt Tchernoff will
bo represented at the trial by counsel.
Sure
Relief
fSJO?
6 Bellans
Hot water
Sure Relief
RE LL-ANS
m& IFOR INDIGESTION
FOLLOW NEW CLUES
IN BINKOWITZ CRIME
Cops Get Murder Hints From
Liberty Bond Plotters.
Members of tho Connecticut Stale po
lice came to this city yesterday to co
operate with the staff of Second Dnputy
Police Commissioner William J. Iihoy
In following new clues that mny clear
the mystery In tho murder of Uennle
Illnkowltz, a broker's messenger, who
disappeared last summer with JU8.000
worth of Liberty bonds.
These clues have developed through
statements made and hints thrown out
by "Big Kddle" Furey and other men
who arc under arrest for alleged com
plicity in the plot to steal (5,000,000
worth of ecurltle.i below tho "dead line"
In one day.
Detective Sergeant Varelll of Connec
ticut spent considerable tlmo yesterday
n questioning the two Oluck brothers,
Joseph and Irving, who are In the Tombs
Together with Dctectlvo Sergeants Au
gust Mnyer and Grover Cleveland Brown
he endeavored to question Furey, but
that prisoner Is holding out for a bar
gain with tho District Attorney's otllcc.
SHERIFFS ROUTED BY
BURGESSES CORPS
Bank Checks Save Day for
aliant Band.
BpttM to Thr Sun ind New Yoik Hi.d.
Albant, Fob, 16, The Burgesaes
Corps, ' Albany's oldest military organi
zation, wavered to-day when It faced
n firing squad of sheriffs and city mar
shals, but tho lino did not break. What
for a time .was feared would bo the
corps' last engagement was turned to
temporary victory when a fow checks
enmo from New York. The auction sale
of tho hlstorlo collection of uniforms,
palntlnga nnd other effects was post,
pined until next Tuesday,
Fighting gallantly ngainBt mil col
lectors, Major James Otis Woodward,
Corps Commander of New York, brought I
up the reserve forces JUBt in time to-uay
when Marshal John H. Webster, of the
City Court, nnd his staff of recrulta at
tacked the headquarters in no, m aiaio
street. John V. Dennln, one of tho
chiefs of tho attacking party, had a rent
bomb nmountlnir to J96B which no
threatened to hurl, but he was disarmed
by tho checks which descended Into his
hands.
Mke the Old Guard of New York,
which It resembles In picturesque uni
form nnd habits, tho Burgesses Corps
has suffered many reverses since real
war came. It la nn eighty-seven-year-old
band of one-time fighters.
Every member of the corps has a title,
running from Major up. So far as now
known there Is no private.
McCreery's
Clothes
TAILORED IN AMERICA
FOR JAMES McCREERY & COMPANY
To Fix llnte of Kxchnn-ce.
San Salvador. Itcpubllc of Salvador,
Tcb. 16. The Government has Issued a
dfcree providing for the establishment
of a commission to tlx officially the rate
of exchange. This action was taken
by tho Government to prevent contlnua
nnce of the depreciation of American
gold through speculation and to facill
trte business transactions.
MEXICAN BANDITS
KIDNAP AMERICAN
W. W. Adams of Los Angeles
Is Held for Ransom.
Washington. Feb 16. Wilson
Welsh Adams, an American, has bee'n
captured by bandits In .acatecas, .Mex
ico, and is bolng held for 60,000 petos
ransom, tho State Department was ad
vised to-day. Adams's home Is in l.os
Angeles,
The American Embassy ln Mexico
City has bee.n instructed by the State
Department to cnll the kldnapp'lng to
the attention of the Mexlcnn authorities
with the request that every step ae
taken to secure Adams's release.
COMMONS DEFEATS
CAPITAL LEVY PLAN
Wartime Increases in Wealth
May Be Taxed.
London, Feb. 16. In the House of
Commons this evening, on tho Govern
ment's motion for the appointment of a
committee to Inquire Into tho practi
cability of a tax on wartime Increases
In wealth. Sir Donald MacLean, Liberal,
moved an amendment In favor of ex
tending tho Inquiry to tho practicability
of a capital levy to reduce the national
debt.
J. Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, opposed tho amendment
on tho ground that the prospect of such
a levy would encourage extravagant
upending, check cnterprlso and discour-
ege saving.
The MacLean nmendment wan defeat
cd by a vote of 16" to 62, and the Gov
ernment committee as proposed was ap
pointed,
BIG ISSUES FACED
BY DRY GOODS MEN
V
To Consider Them in Sessions
Beginning To-morrow.
The blggeat annual convention the
National Betall Dry Goods Association
over has held will begin to-morrow In
tho Hotel Pennsylvania nnd contlnuo
through Thursday and Friday. It will
spread over an entire floor of tho hotel.
Among tho questions to bo discussed
ure "Whnt nro we going to do to reduco
tho cost of living?" "Whnt Is profiteer
ing?" "How much higher will prices
go?" nnd "What do we think of tho ex
ccsb profits taxes?"
Howard E. Flgg, Assistant United
States Attorney-General In chargo of
the enforcement of tho Lover act, will
bo one of tho speakers to-morrow after
noon. In tho evening there will be a
get together smoker. On Thursday after
noon John Leltch will tnlk on "Indui
trlal Democracy." Newton D. Baker,
Secretary of War, and the Itcv. Dr, S.
Pafkos Cndman will speak at the ban
quet Thursday evening. On Friday
Daniel C. lloper, Commissioner of In
ternal Hevcnuc, will discuss Federal
taxation. In connection with tho con
vention there will be an exhibition of
olllce systems, store appliances and
equipment.
In ono of tho convention sessions the
retailers will hear from Representative
Isaac Uacharach of New Jersey, whoso '
recent' bill to substitute n flat tax on
purchases for tho excess profits and lux
ury taxes has created much talk.
liiinniii rim
Trices rrallted on Swift & Company nU
ot citrous; Iwef In New York City for week
ending Saturday, Fb, 14th, on shipments
fold out, ranged from 14.00 rents to 32.00
cents per pound and averaged 17.67 cents
per pound. Adv.
VALUE-As Illustrated By This Underwear
Is Not An Event, But a Character
Of (he Underwear Shop
Women's Ribbed and
Athletic Underwear
IN STYLES AND WEIGHTS FOR IMME
DIATE WEAR AND WEAR THROUGH- '
OUT THE SPRING AND SUMMER
LIMITED QUANTITIES' ,
HIS is Frankl'n Simon & Co underwear
in other words quality underwear. The
vests and combinations are fine in weave,
well fashioned. The athletic underwear is of fine
and feminine fabrics, with every little detail of style
and shape carefully perfected. The prices are not
an index to the excellence of the underwear, but
the underwear is an index to the values represented
by the prices !
U
jfranfeUn Simon a Co.
Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Streets
Not. Merely .Inexpensive
Handkerchiefs, But Good
HANDKERCHIEFS
For MEN and WOMEN
Priced Inexpensively .
An Example of
Franklin Simon & Co. Values
mm
1
II
ATHLETIC COMBINA
TIONS of fine pin check or
plain nainsook, with .
bodice tops. 95
ATHLETIC COMBINA
TIONS of crossbar mesh
with ribbon shoulder straps.
Also of cotton mull with
regular top or
ribbon straps. 1.25
COMBINATIONS of -fine
ribbed cotton or mercerized
lisle; shell or ti&ht R
knee, regular tops. 1.25
COTTON AND WOOL
COMBINATIONS fine
ribbed quality with band
top, knee
or ankle ,
length. 1.95
WOMEN'S RIBBED UNDERWEAR SHOP Main Floor
ftanklttt Simon a Co. -
Fifth Avenue, 37th and 38th Streets
REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS RESUMED: 9.00 A. M. to 5.30 P. M.
,T is difficult at any price tb
find so many styles of really
'tasteful handkerchiefs: it is
almost impossible at the present time
to find handkerchiefs of such excel
lent quality so reasonably priced in
any other collection.
Women s Handkerchiefs
SHEER QUALITY HANDKERCHIEFS, scal
loped or hemstitched, with c
embroidered corner. Each, .25
PURE LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS,
lace e3fced or scalloped. Each . 35
REAL MADEIRA HANDKERCHIEFS, regular
or fcloye size, hand scalloped, with -embroidered
corners. Each .75
FRENCH LTNEN HANDKERCHIEFS with
colored hemstitched hems and colored
striped borders with hand entbroid- -ereddots.
Assorted colore. Each .75
FRENCH LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS with
narrow hemstitched hems and as- '
sorted tape borders. Each .75
FRENCH GLOVE HANDKERCHIEFS of pure
linen.hand scalloped, one corner ar- fSy
tistlcally hand embroidered. Each l.vO
SHEER HANDKERCHIEFS with scalloped
ed&es, embroidered in- ' - c
itials. Box of 6 1.25
Men's Handkerchiefs
LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS with hem
stitched hems and tape borders. Each .65
PURE LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS,
hemstitched hems and tape bar-
ders. Each 1.00
GOOD QUALITY HANDKERCHIEFS,
hemstitched. Box of 6 .90
HANDKERCHIEFS, hemstitched, white or
colored embroidered initials. ,
Box of 6 1.50
PURE LINEN HANDKERCHIEFS, hem
stitched hems with "lonfefellow"
initals. Box of 6 3.00
HANDKERCHIEF SHOP Main Floor
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