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WEATHER FORECAST.
Fair today and to-morrow; moderate
northwest to north, winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 76; lowest, 55.
Petailed weather report 1 will' bo found on th kdltorlaj
Digs.
A HAPPY BLENDING
The amalgamated SUN AND HERALD
preserves the best traditions of each.
In combination these two newspapers
make a greater newspaper than either
has ever been on its own.
AND THE NEW YORK HERALD
VOL. LXXXVII. NO. 272 DAILY.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY. MAY 29, mO.-cdarJrZVS: v y, v.
PRICE TWO CENTS
i.v skw vnnic cm.
f tiiiiki: cunts .
i within soo ui.nsV v
1 FOUR CKNTS i:ME)vv
M'ADOO'S BOOM
'MILLIONS IN IT,'
STILL ELUSIVE
Senators Hear of $10,000,
000, but Fail to Find Spon
sors or Habitat.
TO QUESTION M'COMBS
Palmer Accused of Giving
Wots Immunity to Win
Own State Primary.
MICHIGAN TO BE PROBED
Man Who Won Nebraska Fight
for Johnson Got 20,000 Ma
jority With $2,000.
HftMl to Tine 8cn and Nisw Tonic Hmald.
Washington, May 28. In tho faco
of manlfest,dlfflcuItlos tho Sonnto sub
commlttco Investigating convention
campaign funds determined to-day to
Bet to tho truo Inwardness of the or
ganization which Is back of tho boom
of William G. McAdoo and tHo stories
that a fund of millions has been prom
ised to mako Mr. McAdoo President.
To this end a list of members of the
executive commltteo of tho Demo
cratic National Committee and others
prominent In Democratic politics have
been summoned to tell about tho In
sistent reports of the big McAdoo fund
and If possible to clear up the mystery
about the movement, which apparent
ly Is In evidence everywhere and yet
whose backing and support la denied
by everybody questioned.
Tho sub-commltteo has sent for
William F. McCombs, formerly chair
man of the National Committee; Rob
ert S. Hudspeth. National' Committee
man for New Jersey; W". D. Jameson,
assistant treasurer from Iown, and
Bernard M. Uaruch of New York.
Others whose names have been men
tioned In tho testimony also will be
summoned.
Nor Is the commltteo nearly done
with some other campaigns. Penn
sylvania politicians will bo called to
tell about charges that Attorney-General
Palmer has permitted liquor to
be sold freely In t Pennsylvania and
that th's Immunity contributed to car
rying 'hat State's delegation for him.
Prohibition Commissioner "Kramer may
be summoned to tell about laxity In
enforcing tho law.
To Sift California Stories.
The recent California primary fight
between Johnson and Hoover Is to be
eifted with reference to charges made
on both sides of great corruption
funds being used. The Hoover people
have said the Johnson forces used Im
mense sums, and the Johnson people
have declared that there was a. very
saturnalia of money scattered In be
half of Hoover. The committee In
tends to get all the facts and has sent
for W. H. Crocker and Alex M. Mc
Cabc of San Francisco, managers for
Johnson, and also for some of the
Hoover officials.
Frederick William Wile, who pub
lished In a Philadelphia newspaper an
article charging the Johnson organiza
tion with especially flagrant use of
money In California, has been sum
moned. Dan R. Hanna of Cleveland, who was
mentioned by John T. King as tho orig
inal guarantor of a huge Wood fund,
will bo heard to-morrow on that sub
ject and also with reference to charges
that In Cuyahoga county (Cleveland) the
fight tor Wood was financed by local
people ami a great sum used.
Fred sr. Alger of Michigan has been
tummoncd to tell about tho Wood cam-,
pal&n there. He was chairman of the.
committee and personally gavo $50,000,
it has been testified.
A. A. Sprague of Chicago, general
tieasurer for Wood, will be hero to
morrow, having been directed to bring
all records, but the committeo's officers
have b-cn unable after several days
search to find Mr. Stebblns, treasurer of
the New York Wood offices, who is very
much wanted.
Usht Given on Ohio Finn.
The testimony to-day Included further
description of the "Wood-Harding fight
In Ohio by Harry M. Daugherty of Co
lumbus, manager for Senator Harding,
as a result of which the committee
plans to summon managers of news
papers and billboard agencies and
learn how muril money the Wood forces
spent In that kind of publicity. Tne
figure is declared by Mr. Daugherty to
be very large.
Prank A. Harrison, the Johnson man
ner in Nebraska, varied the proceed
ings by describing how he had won a
weplng Johnson victory with $2,000,
while the Wood and Pershing forces
5ent much greater sums. Mr. Harrison
kept iip committee room rocked with
merriment while ho commented on the
rntthods and follies of campaign mana
gers who try to "do the- thing With
money."
A, W. McLean. Democratic committee
man, testifying to-day, said he had been
and was a director In the War Finance
Corporation. He denied very specifical
ly that he was the Southern manager of
the McAdoo campaign, but said;
"I have discussed with a good many
people the availability of Mr. McAdoo,
well as of others. There are no
HcAdoo headquarters In my State that
I know of, nor for that matter In New
Continued on Fourth Page.
Ktw (ntrdriu Inn, Kbw Urilen, L. I.,
miiimtui Suburban Hotl (Anier. Han),
lutr Knott Uct. Phone IUch. 111U ZH03.-A.dv.
French Mothers of Large
Families to Get Medals
SpiHal Cable Dtipatch to Tn Sen and
New Yomc Reiumi, Copyright 1K0,
hv The Sen and New York llimi.D,
pAIUS, May 28. Motherhood
nt last comes into her right
ful placo in tho list of French
honors, nccordinp to n decreo
published to-day which provides
for granting: medals to mothers
of large families. Fivo children
will entitle n mother to n bronzo
medal; eight to a silver medal,
and ten a gold medal, which will
be called the Medal of tho French
Family. Like tho Legion of
Honor medal, tho bronze medal
will bo signified by a ribbon and
rosettes will bo tho higher awards
for increasing the population.
D'ANNUNZIO TO
ATTACK SERBIA
root-Warrior Moves His Army
in Evident Attempt to In
volvo Italy.
NOW HAS 11,000 THOOrS
Paris Fears Grave Crisis for
Both Homo Government
and for the" Allies.
Sptcial Cable Despatch to Tun Scn and Nbw t ,.
Yomc Hctai.d. CopvrioM, loio, by Tim Son 1s policy with regard to negotla
and Nkw Yomc HniALn. tlons with Great Rrituln fixing the
Paws, May 28. Talcing advantage German indemnity and shaping the
of the disorders in Italy, D'Annunzlo , allC(j attttistto to bo adopted nt Spa.
has moved his troops against Serbia j ircn)icr Millerand made It plain In
and the Serbs are preparing to resist j re,,.npr t0 tho interpellations In the
him. This startling news, received
from Belgrade this afternoon by the
French Foreign Olllce, seems to Indi
cate that what the Allies have so long I
feared has happened in the Adriatic.
It Is reported in the Uespntch that
D'Annunzlo had occupied ono town
and that the Jugo-Slav Government
. ., ,i
" , .
measures to eject the invaders
This latest adventure on tne part
?! th ,?rct.",,Warr,0.r' ta'1i?lnC0,nnnert':fcy than was the victory he won last
tlnn wltVi tVio anrlmw intnrnnl eonal- ..
--- - I wecit m tho Chamber wnen ino uepu-
tlons In Italy, easily can hae the fl h8 lnternlU poUcy ln
grayest consequence for both the th0 strJke mcnaco by
Italian Government and tho Allies.
jss anasrJSi K -
ents of D'Annunzlo spread throughout ; to go to London next week to confer
Italy are growing more aggressive In , with Premier Lloyd George ln the ab
Instlgatlng armed collisions. The Gov-, soluto assurance that tho French Par
ermnent's counter measures seem to , nament majority supports his policy,
have gone too far In ordering whalesale wj,icj, wm recognizo the necessity of
arrests and firing on the mobs. It , conclllatlon 0f the European nations,
seems to have been the i latest nlthougn stiu holding Germany re-
mcnis wniiu no
to make his long threatened overt move
deliberately intended to Involvo Italy
with the Serbs, counting upon many
Italian elements to support him.
According to the last reports D'An
nunzlo has 14,000 troops for his Intended
move, all of whom nro trained In mod-1 cyen at the I)rce 0( yielding somewhat
em warfare, but they lacktw.tr supplies. J tne prcncj, position on the treaty, was
The nbortlvo negotiations with the Serbs ( n po,nt 8trc..sed by Premier Millerand
Just before Nlttl's resignation showed defending himself against the at
clearly that Xlttl was willing to com- I tacks of tho literal interpreters of tho
promise the chief feature of tho con- Versailles pact.
troversy and surrender Italy's sover-j ..jt 0f greuter importance to France
elgnty over Flume, although allowed , t0 maintain her alliances than to tlx
equal right3 with the Jugo-Slavs In re- ),er cycs 0n tho treaty, which contains
gard to the seaport. j more promises than realities," .the Pre-
l mier said.
D'ANNUNZIO FORCES .
SHOUT 'ON TO ROME'
Anti'Government Demonstra
tion Held in Fiume.
FiUMK, Slay 2S. Anti-Government
demonstrations were held here to-day
hv rtabriele d'Annunzlo's legionalres. I
"On to Homo1 was the uemana maae
by the soldiers of D'Annunzlo.
Amsterdam. Stay 2S. Tho Berlin
?"'f !T!.!?KT,rP:lcl.. of the treaty and that he had
spondent says that Italy has agreed to
mako Trieste a free port.
London, May 2S. N'o confirmation
has been received at the Foreign Ofllco
of the reported agreement of Italy to
make Trieste a free port. No surprise
was caused by the report, however.
IRISH MOB SLAYS 2,
BURNS BARRACKS
Fight With Police Lasts More
Than Five Hours.
DcnUN, May 28. The Kllmalloch bar-I ited power regarding me nxing oi v.ei
racks were burned by a mob to-day. two man Indemnities, and opposed the Idea
constables were killed and a number of (that Great Hrltaln substitute herself for
policemen and one civilian wounded. Tho j the commission and define n method ot
men who nttacked the barracks num-' extracting payments from Get-many. He
bcred more than one hundred. They rejected the suggested allotment of
were armed with revolvers and bombs. 100,000,000,000 marks gold as Inade
The policemen defending tho barracks I ouato to French needs and as giving
replied with bombs and rifles. I France a compensation less than that
An official report says tho fight lasted ! obtained by Great Hrltaln, which suf
more than five hours, when tho attack- 1
Ing party withdrew, leaving tho barracks
ln flames. Sergeant Knne and Constable
Martin, the report says, were killed.
Their bodies are In the wreckage.
AUSTRIAN EX-KAISER
CLINGS TO 'THRONE'
'Am I Not Democratic
Enough?' He Asks.
By the Auociated Prut.
Uudatest, May 27. Former Emperor
Charles, when asked recently to an
nounce his formal abdication, Is re
ported to have replied to Field Marshal
von Koovess, wno maae ine request, as
follows:
"Why? Am I not democratic enough;
do I not listen to all parties and shako
hands with all comers? I wish to help
my people."
One of the arguments put lonn
against the return of the former Em
peror to tho throno Is that It would
the Invasion of the country by
hundreds of archdukes and archduchesses
and would mako necessary subsidies
from an "emptytreasuty."
Complete accounts of Decoration Day games
and racc will appear In Tuesday raorntnri
Bun and Ntvt York HeraliWdu.
VICTORY IS ION
BYMILLERANDIN
FOREIGN POLICY
" 1 1 r
Vote of Confidence on In
demnity Demand. Is
535 to GO.
STRENGTHENED AT SPA
Premier Now Assured of
French Parliament's
, Full Support,
TREATY AS A PROTECTION
Action of Chamber CJears Wny
for an Agreement on Pay
ment From Germany.
r i.AimnxcH iiim.s.
Staff Correspond! of Tun Sen ami Nmv
Yomc Hmui.p. Cnpyright, 1VI0, bu Tim Sc.n
and Nkw Yomc Hcxam),
Paris, May 28. Premier MUlcrand
gained thn greatest victory of his po
litical career to-night when, In the face
of the opposition Socialist faction In tho
Chamber of Deputies, he obtained a
vnti nf nnnriitnnpn nf R35 to 6S favor-
Chamber that he had not agreed to
tho fixing of n definite amount to bo
paid by Germany ns war Indemnity.
The Chamber's vote gave him its sup
port in demanding nt the Spa confer
ence the strict application of the
J terms of the Versailles treaty and the
! acceptance of no compromise of his
1 1'ositlon against the fixing of a defl-
I nlte Indemnity payment, as was urged
by Premier Lloyd George.
The mon of a cIe(ln.cut
. ,,,.... wiirn nol-
... .,, ,,,..nt nf war
niJUHoiuti iw. ...V j -
damages.
Mtllrruiut Emplinnlnes Polnf.
The Importance of maintaining tho
French alliance with Great iimam
!SSJL'Z
iiu ii tin; ikii4uu 1
Interpretation to be drawn from his re
marks was that if he was sent to Spa
he would pursue a liberal policy.
Ircm:er Millerand Insisted that noth
ing would be done to underestimate tho
French claims on Germany and he de
nied that the arrangements made with
Premier Lloyd George at Hythe were bf
a definite character.
As proof that he had not changed the.
French policy materially he said that
only yesterday France sent to Great
Hrltaln a list of German violations of
tho financial, economic ana military
frlven instructions to Gen. Nollet. presi
dent of tho Inter-Allied Commission of
Control, to Insist upon disarmament.
i StlnK Ont of Critic's Word.
i
The Premier's assurance that no defl
, nite agreement with Great Hrltaln ex
I isted took the sting out of the remarks
of his chief Interpolator, Paul Aubrlot,
. n. Socialist Deputy from Paris, who
prophesied that France would regret
such a condition, but If the Government
1 still Insisted on the malntenanece of
1 French rlght3 it "could congratulate lt
. self."
Sf. Aubrlot contended that the Itepara
I tlons Commission should recelvo unllm-
fered less than l ranee.
in bo far ns the French are con
cerned, future relations with Germany
will depend entirely on Germany mani
festing a reasonablo intention tonblde
h tha rlrrlulnnq reached at Sr,.1. In tho
ymllnHntr the Unified Socialists alonol
voted solidly against the Government.
PAINLEVE PRAISES
MILLERAND'S STAND
Says Premier Is Able to Beat
French Opposition.
AVasiiinotom, May 28. Whllo unwill
ing to tie left an Unjust victim of the
war, Franco does not wish to accept
responsibility for the creation of dis
cord amonx the Allies by maintaining
an attitude of Inflexibility In the enforce
ment of tho terms of the Treaty of Ver
sailles, Paul Palnleve. former French
Premier, declared here to-day. Recog
nition that the present differences are
due to "Internal polities," he mid.
"makes France confident of the future."
Premier Millerand. M. Palnlevo de
clared. Is capable of withstanding the
opposition provoked In Franco against
him by those who stand Irreconcilably
for a literal Interpretation of the peace
treat.
11,000 Idle, Busineos Loss $500,000 a Day,
Trade Diverted From New York by Strikes
fpiIE traffic bureau of tho Merchants Association lias made a complete
survey of tho losses to local business arising from tho harbor and
railroad tieups. Fifty million dollnrs would not bo a high estimate of
business lost sinco tho start of tho coastwiso striko on Mnrch 12, tho
report states.
When tho railroad "outlaw strlKe was nt its worst tho loss was
not less than $1,000,000 n day. With transportation only partly tied
up ns it is, now the loss is figured at $500,000 a day. Thi? amount
does not take into account tho losr. in wages.
There arc 11,000 workers on strike in trades which affect freight
movement. These men probably havo sacrificed more than $2,000,000
In.wnges, it is estimated. Tho diversion of exports is. put at 40 to 80
per cent.
BERLIN FEARS
LOAN'S EFFECT
Bankors Say Reparations lie-
mand Greater Than Nation
Can Meet.
HASTENS BAY OF REVOLT
Workers Likoly, They Say, to
Answer With Uprising to
Upset .Present System.
, ny nAYMOND SWING.
Staff Cnrrtiponitcnt of Tnn Bl'N AND Nltw
Yomc Hraun. CnpurltiM, MO, bu Tub Hun
ami Nkw York Hrxtt.D.
BrjiUN-, May 28. It is difficult to In
duyo German officials and llnnnclcrs
to discuss any details of the suggested
Entente plans for nn International
loan based on tho German reparations
debt Their point of 'view is Influ
enced by nn intense anxiety over the
Immediate future. Notonly is 'Ger
many seething ln tho excitement of
the coming Iteichstag elections, mwin
while facing a commercial crisis, but
there is a general anticipation of up
risings either Just, before or soon after
tho elections.
Tho amount of the reparations to bo
exacted of Germany by tho Allies ap
pears to financiers here ns demanding
tho most Important consideration, and
from the German perspective It ap
pears that tho Entente leaders jumped
over the main Issue to decide second
ary tines.
"If the Entente sets a reparations
sum wo cannot possibly meet It will
only hasten the crisis," one ot the
leading Berlin bankers told tho corre
spondent of The Sin and New York
Heiuld to-day. "They talk of a hun
dred and twenty billion gold marks.
Gold marks? Who has nny gold
marks? Why, all Germany wasn't
worth three hundred billion . gold
marks before tho war, ut the highest
cstlmato ever made, and now, at the
outside, sho is not worth n hundred
and fifty billion.
"If tho Allies say to German labor,
'You must pay a hundred and twenty
billion gold marks." German labor will
say, 'Let us do away with tho whole
of this atrocious system.'
Need I'ntlence, Food'nnd Miiterlnls
"There is only one way to put Ger
many "on her feet, and that is by feed
ing her. Meanwhile let her fill hoi
lungs with the air of peace and have u
period of recuperation. What we need
Is patience, food and materials. I am
not ono of thoso who say that because
we were defeated we need to be helped.
We wero defeated and hence we must
pay. But we can't pay in the manner
the Allies seem to be prescribing."
When pressed to give an opinion on
what would be the best way to float a
loan .based on the reparation debt he
replied:
' What difference does the method
make if the sum fixed for reparations
Is greater than It Is within, the power of
Germany to pay? And, mind you, I am
not a pessimist. I believe in Germany's
futute. I bcllevo that one day-we shall
again be a strong nation-nor militarily
but'commerclally."
Discusses Vnlne of the Jlnrk.
He was asked whether he believed,
that the rise In the value ot tho German
mark' was due ,to manipulation by
American financiers in order to make J
German exports Impossible as, a protec
tion against German dumping, n charge
made by a writer in tho -Vcflonol Zel
fimff. "That charge Is ridiculous," he said,
"if for no other reason than that Ger
man competition has been too slight to
affect the United States. Last year our
entire exports d.'d not nmount to more
thnn a few hundred million gold marks.
"The rlso in tho value of tho mark Is
due jdmply to the working of the law
of supply and demand. As long ns the
German market could absorb Imports
millions of marks' worth of goods weie
bought in foreign coumncs ana pa:a
for In marks. Foreign sellers often
charged as much ns lu) per cent, above
tho cost of their goods as an Insurance
ConMntert on Third rage.
CLOSING TIME 10RSxSlncu
$Xin AND NEW YORK HERALD
DAILY ISSUES
9 P. M. at Miin Office, 280 Broadwij.
8 P. M. it former Herild Office, Hertld
Building, Herald Square.
8 P. M. at all other Branch Offices.
(Locations lilted on Kdltorlal Page.)
VETO OF PEACE
j Wilson's Action on Knox Rcso
lntion Is Upheld ly Mar
gin of 2B Votes.
17 DEMOCRATS REVOLT
Chamhcr Is in Uproar During
Most oi Forty-five Min
ute Debate.
Special to Tim Sl'N ANn Nww York lusmui.
Washinoto.v, May 28. Tho efforts
of Republican Congressional leaders to
end tho statu ot war and to provide
for tho repeal of tho war legislation
by the passago of tho Knox resolu
tion were blocked flndly by the House
to-day when It sustnlned President
"Wilson's veto of tho measure.
On the motion to override tho Presi
dent's veto the vote was 220 for such
nctlon and 152 against, or 28 less than
the necessary two-thirds.
Tho political lineup was virtually
the same ns when the resolution
passed tho House last week. Then 19
Democrats voted for the resolution,
while to-dny 17 refused to stand by
the President. On both votes two He
publicans, Representatives Kclley
(Mich.) and Fuller (Mass.), voted with
the majority or tho Democrats.
Again to-day tho majority of the
Tammany Democrats voted for the
passage of tho resolution. The Demo
crats voting against the President
were Caldwell, Cullen, Carew, Doollng.
Gnnley, Goldfogle, McKlnlry, Maher,
Mead, O'Connell, nil of New York;
Galilvan, Olncy and Tague of Massa
chusetts; Ashbrook and Sherwood of
Ohio; O'Connor (La.) and McLano
(Pa.)
Wilson trader Attack.
Forty-five minutes of spirited parti
san debate preceded the vote ln the
House, during which the position of the
President on the treaty question was
assailed by Republican Leader Mondell
(Wyo.) and Chairman Porter (Pa.) ot
tho Foreign Affairs Committee. The
Democrats again lnslsted'that they were
willing to Join with tho Republicans In
passing a resolution limited to repeal of
the war legislation which was Introduced
this afternoon by Representative Con
nelly (Tex.). Mr. Connally and Repre
sentative Flood (Va.) contended that the
President would havo no objections to
such a resolution, but the Republican
reply, several times shouted from the
majority side, was "Vote for the Knox
resolution If you want to end tho war
laws I"
The House was ln an uproar during
most of the debate, each side taking
every occasion to Htart a demonstration
worthy of a college football game every
tlmo a speaker said nomethlng that met
with Its approval.
"If tho Democrats really want peace
and the end of war legislation, as the)
claim to do. their chanco Is here to-day,1
said Mr. Mondell. "If they do not vote
to override tho veto they must take the
responsibility for the continuance of the
war laws.
"The Presldont cares not for pence
His sole desire Is to have his way in the
surrender of American sovereignty. Tho
Senate of the United States has refused
that surrender."
Mr. Flood sought to attack the Senate,
asserting thero were "baso enemies In
It before the treaty was framed," hut
was blocked by Representative Mann
(III.), who contended that tho statement
violated the rules of the House respect
ing the Senate.
Title to Gcrinnn Ships.
Mr, Flood nlso stated that under the
Knox resolution the United States would
lone Its title to tho German ships, but
Representative Good (Iowa) said that
Admiral Benson, chairman of tho Ship
ping Board, had testified before the
House Appropriations Committee thnt
this Government's title to the vessels
was clear.
Mr. Porter said : "The President nays
In his message : "I have not felt nt lib
erty to sign this joint resolution because
I cannot bring myself to become patty
In nn action which would place an in
oflaceable stain upon thq gallantry and
t.onor or the United States." Tho Presl
dent is grievously In error In this asscr
tion, It Is not a tact that unless wo
succeed In overriding his veto, thus ter-
ConHitwed on TViIrd Pnoe.
SUNDAY ISSUES
6 P. M. Saturday at Main Office, 280
Broadwaj.
5 P. M. at former Herald Office, Herald
Buildinf, Herald Square.
5 P. M. at all other Branch Offices.
(Location. Idled on Kdllorlal Pafa.i
ALLEN DEBATES
LABOR ISSUES
WITHGOMPERS
'We've Taken Away Divine
Hiffht to Order Ken to
Quit Work,' He Says.
POOS VIE WITH CHEEPS
Audience Enters Into Live
ly Discussion as Knnsan
Baits Opponent.
GOMPERS HINTS SOCIALISM
Asserts Every Advance by La
bor Was Made Through In
alienable Right to Strike.
The presence in a long row against the
stage of Carnegie Hall of nearly fifty
reporters and correspondents of news
papers In many parts of tho country
attested ns well as any single fact the
Immense Interest which tho nation
look ln tho debate last night between
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Libor, nnd
Henry .1. Allen, Governor of Kansas,
It was an odd debato In that no
question was announced by tho chair
man, Alton U. Parker, or mentioned
by tho disputants. Tho general sub
ject, although nobody said so, was the
compulbory settlement of labor dis
putes. The Issue wa3 not Joined as
precisely as some of tho variously ap
plauding listeners might wish, but it
wus close enough to make tho contro
versy exciting ln Its substance and
thrilling In Us presentation.
Audience I.lvcns I'll the Delinte.
Tho end of Gov. Allen's first speech
marked a change In tho debate which
thereafter assumed a character more
personal and almost acrimonious at
times. The audience frequently took
a hand, the galleries especially man!
festlng themselves strongly pro-Gom-pers
and booing Gov. Allen, whereas
the floor and balconies were princi
pally pro-Allen.
Gov. Allen's vigorous carrying of
tho fight to Mr. Gomjiers, who In his
first speech had dealt mainly In gen
eralities and lofty sentiments, livened
up tho whole) affair and forced Judge
Parker on several occa&lons to remind
the audience that they were "ladies
and gentlemen." Mr. Gompcrs's re
torts to questions from the floor
"Why don't you shut up?" nnd "Go
back to Kansas!"-brought howls of
delight from the galleries.
Mr. Gompcrs, who began and closed
the debate, restricted himself- to up
holding nnd defending tho right of
labor to strike.
"An Initllriinhle ltlprht."
He pictured this as an Inalienable
right, a fundamental human right, which
could not be taken away from man ex
cept at the price of liberty the right
to work or not to work belonging solely
to man nnd not to bo Interfered with by
Government. State or courts. That, said
the president of tho American Federa
tion of Labor, Is tho principle for which
labor Is contending and will contend,
no matter what may come. He closed
his main argument with a statement
into which may possibly be read a threat
of organized labor turning to socialism
for relief if strikes are made unlawful
and arbitration compulsory.
"The men and the women of labor of
America nie soverdgn citlsens wltJi all
of you," he said, "and If It should tome
to pass that you can make labor com
pulsory for tho working people there Is
no reason why they shquld rot turn upon
all and say :
" 'Well, If compulrory labor Is right,
then we shall be compelled to labor for
society."
This was his climax as he stumped to
his sent amid wild cheering fiom his
friends, a representative of a committee
of whoin thrust a great bouquet ot flow
ers Into his arms.
Right of rulille Is Snnrrmr.
Henry Allen, on tho other hand, did
not deny the right of labor to strike, but
did and this was the burden of Ills
speech Insist thnt the rlRht of the pub
lic, the public welfare, wns supreme overi
the rights of any Individual or Individ
uals. One. of Gov. Allen's best received as
sertions was this: "And let me tell you
the political party In the forthcoming
campaign that hns not the constructive
courage to stand out and pledge to the
public protection against the wrongs
and terrors of Industrial warfare will
travel down the pathway of cowardice
to defeat."
As an example of the rights of tho
greater body of society trnmpled under
toot by the lesser body of union labor.
he cited last winter's coal striko ln
Kansas, his handling of which has car
ried his name and his fame tor courage.
sagacity and fine human dealing to the
farthest hamlet ot the farthest State.
And as an example ot how the majority
right, the right nf the public should nnd
could bo asserted when It Is outraged
by a minority of labor, die cited the
workings of the Kansas Industrial Rela
tions Act and ot the tribunal which It
created, called thu Court of Industrial
Relations.
Although Gov. Allen has been spoken
of ns a possible "dark horse" Republi
can candidate for President, he did not
hesitate to speak his mind about or
ganized labor as he found It. Ho
charged labor with cupidity when the
nation was nt wnr, said that there wcrp
6.000 strikes In this country in the
Continued on Seventh rage.
For ri-nults of Hie lilir autn rnco nt lnillnn.
npulU rrnil the arxirt P"iK In Turiila)' morn
ing's Scn ami New York Herald. No cve
nlrc pai)r Monday. Adv.
Rail Strike a Felony
in Bill to Go to Senate
WASHINGTON, May 28,
Fnvornblc report wns ordered
to-dny by the Senate Interstnte
Commorco Committee on tho
Poindoxter bill, desitrncd to pro
vent interruption of transporta
tion by strikes of railroad em
ployees. Tho bill ns reported would
make a felony of nny proved in
tent to obstruct or prevent move
ment of commodities in interstate
commerce by persuading persons
to quit work or by destroying
property, and would provide for
the punishment of persons who
through violence or threats pre
vent employees from continuing
work.
Tho anti-strike provision of the
railroad bill, as added to tho
Polndexter measure, would pro
hibit two or more persons from
conspiring to bring about a strike
that would tie up interstate com
merce. TROOPS CHECK
BRISTOL RIOTS
Rhode Island Governor De
clares Town in State of
Insurrection.
THREE SHOT IX BATTLE
Women Lead Assault on Work
ers Loyal to National India
Rubber Company.
Special to Tns Svn and Nrw York Heiald.
Bristol, R. I., Slay 28. Following a
strikn riot at tho National India Rub
ber Company's plant, during which
three persons were shot and wounded
to-day, Bristol to-night resembled an
armed camp. Early In the evening
troops ordered out by Gov. R. L.
Bceckman, who at noon proclaimed the
town in a state of Insurrection, begau
to arrive and to-night soldiers both
mounted nnd on foot were patrolling
the streets.
Trouble began early tn-day at the
plant, where a strike ot shoe cutters
has been in progress several weeks,
und during an exchange of shots be
tween giiards and strikers, besides the
three who were shot, scores were in
jured more or less seriously by mis
siles. Those shot are Angelo Plrrl,
Coslmo Fortl and Gaetano Cirlla
Fortl received a revolver bullet ln thj
nbdomcn und is In a critical condition.
The trouble started at the SUto street
station of the Consolidated Road, where
about 100 strikers, mostly wom.-n, had
gathered to meet a train from Warren
carrying a largo number of mechanics.
As those who had remained loyal to
the company stepped from the train they
were greeted by a shower of bricks.
Many of the women engaged ln combat.
Tho employeos who were reporting for
work started on n run for the factory.
According to some ot the employees the
strikers fired several shots at them.
When the crowd reached the plant and
the employees were safely within the
gates the forty-live guards fired upon
the mass of strikers outside. As far as'
could be learned, only three shots took
cfTect.
It Is said by tho strikers that the men
shot were Innocent spectators. Officials
of the company caused n riot call to
be sounded on the fire nlarm. and all
tho special constables In the town, to
gether with others who answer such
calls, responded. After a battle lasting
fifteen minutes the strikers withdrew.
The manner of the strikers was so
menacing that the officials of tho com
pany asked Sheriff Cady to request Gov.
Beeckman to send troops. The Bristol
company of the National Guard, the
Thirteenth Company, was ordered out
nnd the member, began assembling at
the armory. Troops C and D of Provi
dence, commanded respectively by Capt.
Earlo W. Chandler nnd Capt. Samuel
A. Hall, and the Fourth Company, Coast
Artillery Corps, commanded by Capt.
Thomas H. Hammond, were ordered out
At tho same time the Fourth Com
pany, Coast Artillery, left tho Stnte
armory at Providence 'n motor trucks.
BAND OF 13 SILVER
MELTERS CAPTURED
French Coins Were Reduced
in Switzerland.
Sprciat Cnftlf Wfspotch to Tun Hr.N and New
Yomc HfXALti. Cojiiriuht, toio, bu Tim Sun
AM' Nbw Yohk Heuai.!'.
Paius, May 28. The capture of an
entire band of thirteen silver inciters
whose operations are known to hnve In
volved several millions of francs. Is ex
pected by French financiers to have u
substantial effect on exchange rates. The
organization hnd headquarters In Paris
and in Lyons, to which its agents
brought sacks of silver francs dally, re
ceiving a commission of 20 per cent
It Is now known that the band operated-
ln conjunction with railroad em
ployees entering Swltierland, who, In
turn, disposed of the French coins for
nearly 50 per cent more than their
face value, the melting being accom
plished In Switzerland.
$31,133250 MELON
IS CUT BY GOODYEAR
Tire Company Declares ISO
Per Cjnt. Stock Dividend.
Akron. Ohio, May 2S. F. A. Sclbcr
llng, president of tho Goodyear Tire nnd
Rubber Company, announced to-day
thnt Its directors had declared a stock
dividend of 150 per cent, payable to Its
common stockholders of record on Juno
11. The dividend totals f 31.133.250.
The company's directors, to obtain ad
ditional financing mnde necessary by a
restriction of credits, auo voted to sell
$10,000,000 of the company's common
stock nnd J20.000.000 ot Its preferred
Mock, authorized but unissued. After
thnt financing Goodyenr's outstanding
capital will be 128.5S7.250. The com
pany has a surplus of 1(3,000,000.
ELECTRICIANS
0NB.R1 STRIKE;
NO TRAINS STOP
125 Men Employed at Tlireo
Power Houses and 21 Sub
Stations Go Out.
TITIIEE DEMANDS MADE
Expect to Got Others of tlio
Company's 12.500 Work
ers to Quit To-day.
HYLAN FAILS IN HIS PLEA
Receiver Garrison Is Defiant
and Answers Mayor in a
Tart Manner.
Tho highly trained electricians who
control, route nnd direct the power for
the elevated, surface and subway cars
of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit lines
went out on strike yesterday at 4
P. M. The strikers number fewer
than 125 of tho company's 12,500 em
ployees, but had not non-union elec
tricians nnd electrical engineers from
the supervisory forces nnd from tho
forces of other largo public servico
corporations volunteered their services
this small number of men by quitting
work could have compelled the rest
to lay off nnd made all Brooklyn walk
or stay nt home.
Mayor Hylan made a last minute
but unsuccessful attempt to mend
matters. First, through Peter J.
Brady, Supervisor of the Citv Record
and a powerful labor leader, ho called
upon the electricians to defer their
action until Tuesday, in which In
terim, he suggested, he might bo nblo
to induce LIndley M. Garrison, re
ceiver for tho company, to recelvo thf
only commlttco the men declare they
will appoint nnd which Mr. Garrison
will not recognize because it Includes
labor leaders not In the company em
ploy. The electricians decided that to wait
until Tuesday would bo Idle, as they
knew that Mr. Garrison would not
concede their point. Then the Mayor
despatched messages to J. W. O'Don
nell, vice-president of the International
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
nnd to Mr. Garrison. Ot Mr. O'Don
nell, who is directing the striko nnd
who heads the commltteo that Mr.
Garrison will not recognize, tho Mayor
asked whether It would not be possible
to send n committee "of the era- ,
ployees" to confer with Mr. Garrison.
Pleu Mnde by llylnn.
"I fe,cl sure," wrote the Mayor, "that
lio will receive them."
Mayor Hylan's communication to Mr.
Garrison assured the latter that were,
ho to receive the union committee he
would be "rendering a great public ser
vice to the people by averting the
threatened strike."
"I feel," thin communication ran,
"that at least you owe that much.lo tho
peoplo of Brooklyn."
Mr. Garrison's reply indicated a slight
difference of opinion. He said that h
was and hnd been ready to meet his
employees, and that he could not meet
the committee that Included outsiders.
Then his letter read;
"II! .you really, want to prevent th
people ot the city from being Incon
venienced nnd to aid In obviating dif
ficulties you will Inform this so-called
committee with which you aro confer
ring that they have no justification tof
their conduct nnd that you cannot coun
tenance It, and that neither you nor I
are going to be swayed from the proper
course by threats. You should further
Inform them that if they proceed with
their thients and seek to tie up the en
tire transportation system of Brooklyn
you will use every force In your power
to prevent the success of such n calam
ity. I feel that at least you owe this
much to your own manhood, to the high
office you were elected to fill und to the
people of the city.
Save for some congestion at tho
Brooklyn end of the Brooklyn Bridge
for an hour after the strike took effect
the walkout did not affect traffic seri
ously. The rush hour throngs wero
taken care of with little moro thnn or
dinary discomfort, and tho three power
houses and twenty-one substntlons of
the system were producing and routing
current consistently. The strikers say
that the effects of their defection will
not show for twenty-four hours. Will
iam S. Mendcn, vice-president and gen
eral manager of the H. R. T.. adds that
he Is sure there will be no appreciable.
Impairment of service when service is
most needed, but that there will be somo
curtailment of cars during those early
morning and late night hours when
traffic Is at Its ebb.
Two Union Are Involved.
The mf n demand a sir day wvk tv
stead of seven days. They want an
eight hour day and 20 per cent. Increnso
In pay. The prevailing schedule ot
wage rates gives rotary men from 40 to
59 cents nn hour; station operators. 54
to 73 cents nn hour, nnd foremen from
J36.25 to $43.75 a week. The men say
that they receive nothing for overtime
work : that they are docked while Inca
pacitated for work, and that It Is neces
sary that the company agree to put two
men on all watches In all sub-stations.
From the power houses the watch
foremen, high tension men, alternating
and direct current operators, repair men.
nnd construction men have walked outt
Tho foremen operators, sub-operators
and rotnry tenders have left tho rub.
stations.
Tho strikers declare that the men
with whom Mr. Garrison has struck
bargains and made contracts are mem
bers of the Amalgamated Association ot
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