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Fair to-day and to-morrow; moderate
temperature; gentle variable winds,
mostly northerly.
Highest temperature yesterday, 77; lowest, 6:.
UetaU4 otw report will t round on the JEdltorUt
The amalgamated SUN AND HERALD
preserves the best traditions of each.
In combination these two newspapers
make a greater newspaper than either
ha3 ever been oh its own.
OR 1 QOH rovvrWt, MM, tv r Run-Henlt Corsorofton.
0, li7U. uttered as second elm matter, Post Office, New York, N. Y.
.irn ITkVA TNYTm
Order of I. C. C. Affects All
Ports From uianeston to
Canadian Line.
N. Y., rhiladclpliia and Bal
timore to Be. Included
With New England.
1,400 Cars of Fuel in N. J. and
Stntcn Island Yards Said
(0 Re Profiteers'.
A virtual embargo upon Hie ship
ment of coal to Europe or nny other
put of the globo frcm North Atlantic
porta of the United States went Into
effect yesterday In order that New
England's threatened Industries nnd
utilities might receive priority In the
matter of fuel shipments. The. order,
which was determined upon by tho
Interstate Commerce Commission at a
meeting In Washington on Juno 19,
wis mado public yesterday at the of
nt t. tv. Howe. Commissioner, at
'"IKe Tidewater Coal Exchange.
Similar priorities, it Is understood
will be ordered Monday for New York,
Philadelphia and Baltimore, where
transportation companies and other
public utilities are. feciing tho pinch
most keenly. Lack of cars rather than
lack of coal is at the bottom of tho
Under a rigid interpretation of tho
order no ship In a port from Charleston
north to the Canadian border could ob
tain even bunker coal to take her to
Halifax or some other nearby port not
In the United States, but It Is unlikely
that tho order will be carried out so
strtctl. Commissioner Howe, as the
..n..i.nigiivn nf thn Interstate Com
merce commission nere ana m i ...uci-
ihla and Baltimore, is Intrusted with i
.l. i v.hmUb tn eMnmnnt tn !
merce Commission here and In Phlladcl-
the Issuance of permits for shipments to
piers and Is directed to Issue such per
mit "only upon a showing that the des
tination of the water movement of such
(oal Is a United states coaitw.se point,
cr If otherwise, that the preference and
pilorlty hereby directed (to New Eng
hml) will not be impeded thereby, anil
n anv event that the shipper or con-
n anv event that the snipper or con-
ijncu will be able to' Onload such coal
it the port of transshipment without de-:
i.. tht rnii omilnmoni " Other com-1
.1 i. h mil pmilnment." Other com
mission-, rs In Newport News, Norfolk
un I Charleston have similar jrders.
UHItle (iet Iloniln' Prouilaea.
While It was hcing decided to prevent
the use of many badly needed cars for
ti asportation of coal destlr-cd for Eu
lope, u big get-together meeting was
held--here between representatives of
lallroads. the Intel borough, B. It. T. and
other public utilities and 'the Public
service Commission. The result waB an
.n,reement by the railroads to do every
thing possible to get coal to the city,
arid by the public utilities to stand to
- ther and lend power or coal to prevent
in shutting down of any of them.
The embargo upon foreign shipments
if coal will have a marked effect upon
typing, for not only are many foreign
ned vesse's bunkering here for return
pit. but great numbers of American
id foreign vtssels nre carrying nothing
t coal to European ports. It is said
" it SO pe cent, of the ships allocated
' y the Unite 1 States Shipping Board to
- amship companies are under contract
carry coal cargoes, me production
...w i-. -"
'oal in England Is reported to be
rat one-third the normal, and In con-
men. p nit onlv that country but much
' L'irope looks to the United States
-.oal. Coal production hero Is esti
' iea at GO per cent, of normal, but
imrencv M freight ears has made the
"p mucn more maiKtu.
in it j order the commission makes no .
i Hon of the coat shortage, but bases ,
ait inn upon a "shortage of equip- i
'"it a .0 congestion or tranic, nggra- I
d by unfavorable labor conditions I
. h continue to exist upon the lines
I ,mmnn nnrrlrc
n-ith r reason for the coal shortage
v - ;is uncovered by Alfred M. Bar-
'. .i' -ins Public Service Commissioner,
' o sii 1 lie had received reports that
' .-e than 1,400 ears of coal were tied
1 In N'ev Jersey and Statcn Island,
rd that fome of this fuel was -probably
lng Veld for a higher market He
-j'.ed it was extremely difficult to estab
' h a clean cut c.so of coal proflteerlnj
' Irh would warrant summary action,
added thnt Investigation would bo
1 onlnued.
Thonc at IllR Conference.
The hi local conference on the coal
dtiun was held In the office of the
" 'nsylvnnia Railroad at 85 Cedar
i' It was attendee by A. H. Smith, !
dent of the New York Central: I
i-'iel Ilea, president of tho Pennsyi- j
' i. W. O. Besler, president of the
t-al Itallroad of New Jersey: Daniel
"d. president of the Baltimore and ;
i. I W T.leh vfce.nrMint nni
' 'ClnyffK.it gjeSfn. I A Persistent rumor or a general strike
t the president oM lit of railway mploye. beglnn ing at mld-'-..ift.
W. R. Addlcks. vice-presl-'nlRht- cJrcjilated among railroad men '
- " -f the Consolidated Gas Company: 1 yesterday before word came from Chi-
s Menden. general manager for caao of the decision to announce the,
ehcr of the B. R. T.; C. W. 'WW award on or before July o.
f c-";'ee : ;Vihou.fehntc 0
of the PhiCdeU" K , K r
-v,ce .-ommlwion wasepresented by 1 Commerce Commission in aCtln, on the
r,g commissioner Rarrett. Jnmes B. Increases Irh pay itmiaOtA.
' alker. secretary, and R. H Nexsen I Secret metlngs of the -ouOaws were
. tineer ' held- in Jersey City and The Bronx. Re-
lr. wuiard. promUIng all aid fromiPorts from nepw'1fd "".'-V":
.ars only for coal transportation. I
' ncrease the shipment from the 1
from about nlno million ton
Q "i ' eleven and n ialf million tons
a '.reck This will not only relieve the
rejni sirlngency soon. Mr. Wlllard
but will enable the utilities to be
rin acquiring slorajro Stocks before
Coal Riota Predicted
Unless Relief Is Obtained
flpeclal to Tun Bun and New Yok Hei'i.d.
CHICAGO, Juno 25. Marshall
Kelp, general soles manager
of tho Consumors Company,
Chicago's largest coal company,
Bounded to-day a note that has
been in tho minds of. coal oper
ators and dealers for weeks.
"Thero will be coal riots in
Chicago this winter unless tho
situation is soon relieved," Mr.
Keig declared. "When we
should have a largo surplus wo
nre receiving only 30 per cent,
of our requirements. The short
age has not been remedied. In
fact, it has been steadily growing
worse. The outlook is dark."
General Strike, Scheduled for
.Midnight To-night, Is
Likely Averted.
Wage Advances to He An
nounced by July 20 Retro
active to May 1.
Chicago, June 25. A decision on the
demands of railroad employees for
wage Increases will be mado on or be
fore July 0 by the Railway Labor
Board. Judge It M. Barton, chairman,
said In a statement lato to-day, adding
tl'at the award would be retroactive to
May 1.
According to W. G. Lee, president ot
the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen
and spokesman for union leaders who
gathered hero to-day, tho board's
declaration would end all danger of a
general railroad strike.
mv. Ij-b said secret plans had been
made by a disaffected union element to
spread the strike throughout the country I
.. Mnttnniii HMnv in an-!
uecuuse vi uid vv.n.v. .
clmr thn wnce ruling
. . 1.1 I.-..- ..( nfr rM.rlnlfrM 1
i nc men woum nai: !" .
to-morrow night," Lee said. "It was Im-
iui. i,i,l thnm 1nnirr. Men Of .
my organization have been waiting pa
tiently for nearly a year. I
The Hallway Board's statement de
clared an agreement on a method of
working out the wage problems had been j
reached and no time would bo lost in
arriving at a conclusion. i
Lee and other representatives ci mo
organized railroad brotherhoods who met
n,.re to-day to discuss the railroad wage
nid thorn Was iiu doubt the
situation said there was no doubt the
men would be satisfied with the promise
of a decision to relieve tne.r impatience.
"Was the decision the result of a
wnrnlng of a probable strike brought
by you and your associates to the i
board?" Lee was asked.
"You can draw your own conclusions
as to that." Lcc answered.
"Wo came here to prevent a strike I
und at the same time' to obtain full
ratlsfact'on for tho men." said Timothy i
then, president of the Brotherhood of .
Locomotive Firemen, In commenting on .
the board's announcement.
"We have held our men back for three
months, ever since the outlaw strikes
began. We have lost cu.uw men Dy re- ,
fifing charters of unions which called
walkouts. We could not hold the others
enother week if tho board had not
promised us to announce its decision in
the inimfdiato future."
John Grunau, president of the organ
ization, In an address cnargid that 'all
presir.t labor difficulties in the railroad
industry are due to the inefficiency of
the old railroad brotherhoods." adding
mat tnese i
,,.. "
that "these organizations nave uecome
jecanse the brotherhoods failed us,
more than 275,000 men now nave leu
the roads and their places nro being
laUn hv 16-vear-old youths In filiation
of the law of the land. As a result of
the Inefficiency of these boys dally
mure'er Is being committed, tne nospuais
aru fining with legless and armlejs men
nll(j millions of dollars worth of equip- j
,'mnt is being destroyed."
Washington, Juno 25. Announcement '
by the Railroad Lalior uoaru in m
cago that Its award In the pending wage
controversy would be made known on or t
before July 20 is expected both by Gov
ernment ofMcial and railroad union
heads to exerciso a powerful Influence In
alleviating unrest among the workers. ,
Setting of a detinlte date for handing
down the award wa received with un
disguised satisfaction by union heads,
who were plainly worried by the spo
radic strikes In Baltimore, Philadelphia
and other Eastern railroad centres. They
said to-night that not only could the
announcement by the board be expected
to prevent the spread of the walkouts,
but it would undoubtedly tend to bring i
about the return of workers now out.
'One Big Union' Also Prodded
Dissatisfied Rail Men.
In what Is known as the Capital district.
declared they woum
vote to loin the
I strike unless the long delayed wage
board decision is nanuca aown at once.
Merlden and, Putnam. Conn., were hit,
.-,Ainir in p' W. O'Brien, reoresenta-
tlve of the New York and New England
Greek Advance on Turkish.
Nationalists Widens the Play Had a Loaded Cart
Breach With England. ridge in Its Chamber.
France Unlikely to Assist
With Troops if Venizelos
Should Fail.
Mlllernnd Responds With .
Declaration That Union Had
'nv(M llnnn t!lfpr .' I
Hindu Leader Demands
Turkish Peace Revision
DOMBAY, India, June 25.
Gandhi, lender of the Indian
Nationalists, has written a let
ter to the Viceroy of India in
which he threatens to adviso
Mussulmans and Hindus to with
draw all their support from the
Government unless the Turkish
peace terms are revised "in ac
cordance with the solemn
pledges of the British Ministers."
Btalf Corrttpmdtnt nf Tub Scn and New
YOIK IlrtALD. CojllTlpM. mo. bv Tll SDN
and New Yoait Herald.
Paris, June 25. The commencement
of active military operations by the
Greeks against tho Turkish National
ists was tho signal for a fresh out
break In the Chamber of Deputies and
In the press regarding the Near East
ern policy of tho Allies. While some
accord apparently was reached at tho
Boulogne conference by Franco and
Great Britain regarding reparations,
the new Greek offensive Is emphasiz
ing tho widening breach between the
two nations over the situation in the
Near East.
M. Mlllcrand's policy was viciously
attacked In the Chamber by former
Premier Arlstldo Briand, while the
newspapers are teeming with pessi
mistic articles on the prospects f
ureeK auvw. vw.4.ow..v..
The Sun and New York Herald wa.
Informed to-day at the Foreign Offlce
that thero was no likelihood of France
assisting with troops in Asia Minor Ir
the Greeks failed, and a very patent i
attempt was made In all official circles j
to place the responsibility for what
ever burdensi may Ho ahead upon
Great Britain.
Hee Stennce of Wr.
It would appear from statements
made In the Chamber that Premier Mll-
lerand was Induced much against his
will to sanction Premier Lloyd George's
approval of Venlzelos's campaign, France
Dlalnly preferring a policy that would
v . ' . ..... r..i..i a
sceK peace wun ..u -
drastic revision of the Turkish treaty. ,
Newspapers such as the ntrotisiffeint
say that a serious war can' easily be
the consequence of what Is now going
on lri the Near East. Many Bulgar ele
ments which arc mixed with the Turkish
Nationalist forces In Thrace regard the j
Greeks as their traditional enemies.
Tho military critic of the JfnHn wings. Several persons aliout tne me
points out that the Greeks must use aire declared that the manager. Max
1 , ,. , . . Vandld usually stands about where HaCK
a large army to guard their base t , JJV,
Smyrna nnu are unable to use more j W1s0n toi(i ti,e police lie was certain
than four divisions for their advance, j no j,ad landed the revolver with blank
which, under Venlzelos's plan, is to take , cartridges last night after the end of his
them to Kara Hlsar, a distance of some ' act. He showed the detectives a box of
,.. mile, curing which they must fight , XTC afof
a savage guerrilla war. ln nled cartridges.
There is no doubt that tho initial QoVdon and Wilson visited Hack
Greek successes will relieve the pressure nt ,0s American Hospital to-night. The
on the British forces and the menace to " f"e h wson toW the acroDA.
Constantinople and the Dardanelles , ''mc Javc put a ,oaded cartrlde? Into
which Lloyd George desired, but the , bi mstake.
French fear subsequent reverses which ! the revolver Tjy mistaKe.
may have serious consequences through-1 uni'trcr
out the Near East. Great Britain must ' ANGLO' J APANLbL
tnen put a larcn army in uiu iiciu or
suffer a tremendous diminution of pres
tige. All the comment is to the effect
that Great Britain need not expect mili
tary assistance from France In this new
League Ilecome a Derelict.
This combination, it would seem.
mlght have been averted last summer ,
nad mo European minima aiupyeu toy-. jyg decided to revise tne enuro Angio
Ing with the league plan and Its taan-1 Jn pari(.se treaty In order to make It con
date scheme, which even Lloyd George fofm wtltll tno league of Nations cove
seems to havo repudiated. Now with tho , amI t0 mect tno international sltu
clouds growing more thickly over Asia nt,on that tne treaty has created, ac
the league is a derelict trying to tie cor,ung to cablo advices to the Nlpjm
itself up to the Aland Islands dispute ,,,, japanesc language newspaper here,
between Sweden nnd Finland, to prevent )s pial,ned to complete the revision
Itself from being utterly lost from sight. , before Ambassador China leaves London
For In the world's plague spots, where ; to, nA , have It ready for slc-
..... .1 I I .wl.lll.llii nln.l.
none of the nations Involved has any use
for tho league.
M. Brland's attack to-day was based
largely upon a comparison of English
and French policy, the former being con
tinuous and Incessant, never stopping,
never contented.- While France had
hesitated, he said, the British had In
stalled themselves on territories the
agreements of 1916 had given to France.
"Why don't we remember that Eng
land needs us as much as we. need her?
Why don't we say, 'give,' Instead of
take?' " ho said.
M. Briand said also that the long de-1
lay In drawing up the Turkish treaty j
was a great mistake and that France ,
never should have surrendered Palestine
and the Mesopotamlan oil fields to Great
Britain. M. Briand got a big ovation
from tho Deputies. I
Premier Mlllerand, In reply to ques
tions as to alleged differences between
France and her allies, declared that
GontlnueA on Xourtb fae
Revolver Used by Her in
Acrobat Was in Wings
Awaiting His Turn When
Shot Was Fired.
Jack Wilson Explained He Had
as Usual Used Onlv Blanks
111 T.nnrliiirr
Special to The Scm and New York Hciald.
Chicago, June 25. Mlh.s Kitty Gor
don fired a revolver supposed to bo
loaded with blank cartridges on tho
stngo of tho Palaco Music Hal! during
her vaudeville act this afternoon. A
loaded cartridge, which had been mys
tcrlously slipped into tho weapon, ex
ploded and the bullet struck Joseph
Albert Hack, an ncrobat In another
turn on the same bill, who was stand
lng In tho wings. Tho bullet entered
Hack's body under his armpit, and
surgeons said ho was seriously
The revolver used by Miss Gordon
belonged to Jack Wilson, star of an
other act on tho samo bill, in which
appear also Miss Gordon's daughter,
Miss Vera Beresford, and Frank Grit
flths. Miss Gordon's turn precedes
that of Wilson, but she also assists In
the curtain scene of the latter's act.
as she has done for several years. The
act opens with Miss Beresford, In the
role of a flapper nnxlous to enter the
movies. She Is told by Wilson, who
plays the part In black fuce, that a
sfar Is necessary for the movie he In
tends to produce. He sighs for a star
like Kitty Gordon, and Miss Gordon
enters. Dialogue then ensues between
the star and Wilson, and the latter
exits, leaving Miss Gordon and Miss
Beresford posing before a camera
operated by GriftltliE.
Miss Beresford goes into a scene of
resentment, finally appealing to Miss
uoraou. me latter noma wie k
j,er arms and registers outraged dig
nlty toward Griffiths. She grows angrier,
and at length phe draws a revolver from
her corsage and fires one shot. This has
been the dramatic action of the turn
for SPVeral months, with Miss Gordon
always pointing the revolver Into the
wings when die pulled the trigger. She
fired the revolver as usual tnis nrter
noon, but as soon as the explosion oc
curred she noticed that the recoil was
much stronger than usual and dropped
tho weapon In surprise.
Hack was not in sight of the audience
when the bullet struck him. and tho act
proceeded without any one in the au
dience knowing what hfd happened. Joe
Page, Hack's partner, finally told tne
I manager of the theatre that Hack had
been shot, and the manager had Wilson
-innnounec that no more acta would ap-
Thp audlence flled out wUh very
' knowln that tho acrobat had been
shot by a revolver In the hands of Miss
The police believe the shooting was ac
cidental and advance the theory that
some one, knowing that Miss Gordon
loa(icll cartridge into the weapon with
the hope that she would nre it into the
fired the pistol, may nave suppeu me
Will Be Made to Conform
With League Covenant.
Honolulu, June 25. It has been an
in Tnklo that British and Jap-
nnese diplomats In conference at London
1UI . . . ... , ,
natures before the Prince of Wales visits
Japan in the spring of 1921. tho ndvlces
Premier Lloyd George said In the
Houe of Commons on Thursday that
no decision had been arrived at with
respect to renewing the Anglo-Japanese
treaty or permitting it automatically to
remain in force for another .year.
S F. M. at Mala Office, MO Broadway.
jr.M.st former Ilrrald Office, Hfrnld
lluildlnr. Ilerald Bqnmr-.
t P. M. at all other Branch Office.
(Locations listed on Editorial l'gc.)
Senator Reed of Missouri and
Georgia Democratic Factions
Will Ro Heard Late.
National Committee Votes to
Hear All Convention Con
tests Openly.
Uy i Staff Corrcipondtnt of Tilt Hen and
New Yobk MEiut-n.
San Francisco, June 25. Tho Demo-
cratlo National Committee at Its nrst
meeting this afternoon squandered so
much time over persiflage and proced
ure that none was left for the consid
eration of the important contests in
Missouri and Georgia. Many of the
committeemen having dinner dajes,
tho committee decided to adjourn until
10 A. M. to-morrow, nt which time the
Palmer-Hoke Smith-Watson contest In
Renririn will be threshed out. Then the
caso of Senator James A. need oi .Mis
souri will be tuken up.
With women sitting as associates,
tlinmrh hnvlnir no vote, the National
Committee started at the Auditorium
by pressing a special badge, containing
a pound or two of gold, upon coi. jonn
I. Martin, for so many years the com
mittee's and the convention's sergcant-
at-arms. Col. Martin is now nonorea
chairman, and the committee voted
him the place for life.
The committee adopted Chairman
Cummlngs's resolution giving every
State a woman National Committee
man, who shall have equal authorlt
with tho male representative, every
state nendlniT two rerircsentntlves here
after to the National Convention.
Then the party chiefs began to squao-
blo over how their contest hearings
should be held, openly or privately.
Vico-Chalrman J. Bruce Kremer of
Montana wanted every contest heard by
a subcommittee of five In private. Ed
H. Moore of Ohio demanded an open
hearing. They had It back and forth
until Elisabeth Marbury, tieiegate at
inrffu fmm '.w York, remarked naively
that the women, neophytes In practical
politics, ought 'to have the ndvantagc
of hearing how these mattera are worked
Mlsa Mnrlmrj- Tnrni Scnle.
Thnt iimel thn scale. When the vote
was taken it was 26 to 20 for an open
Then came the one man contest from
flriunn flltt thorA HflA flf thfl fOlir llele-
gates at large elected at the primaries,
O. T. Baldwin, died recently. The State
committee named R. R. Turner to fill tho
seat, passing over tho moral claims or
John H. Schuylerman. who ran fifth in
the primaries.,
. , ' 1 - .l AU
ocnuyiemian inaue it (jiiuu uai'i m-
VaKnnal Pnmmlttfp. filiating
Daniel Webster, the Portland Oreffonlan,
Bryan and Thomas Jefferson. But ho
had no chance, and they threw him out
with a loud laugn.
The real excitement will come to-mor-
.nn. mnmlnn mm, flanrt'tlt flTlH "hf! inijrl.
particularly over Missouri, for Senator
Jim Reed will not be thrown out without
a battlel
The vote by States on hearing of con
tests was as follows:
Yes Alabama, Arizona, Califor
nia, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Il
linois. Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky,
Maryland, Mississippi. New Hamp
shire, New Jersey, Sew York, North
Dakota. Ohio, Oklahoma, Fouth Da
kota, Vermont. West Virginia. Wis
consin, Alaska, District of Columbia,
Hawaii, Porto Rico 26
Nay Delaware, Florida, Kansas,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada,
New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Carolina, Ten
nessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wash
ington, Wyoming 20.
To Take Steamship Iltde.
On thn mitnrestlon of I. B. Dockwellor.
National Committeeman. California, the
ennventlnn will be asked that when it
adjourns on Monday It be until 1 o'clock
Tuesday afternoon In order, to permit
the visiting delegations to urns a
iteamshlp excursion Tuesday morning.
Th rnmmlttee. after a brief discus
sion, placed on the temporary roll the
names of two delegates anu two uuer
niit.. fmm the Panama Canal Zone.
This will give the Canal Zone repre
sentation In a Democratic national con
vention for the first time if tho aeic
irates are seated by the Credentials
The committee approved tne execu
la rnmmlttce's rcDort of temporary
officers of the convention, whlcii rec
,monri.Mi thnt Homer S. Cummlncs be
the temporary chairman of the conven
Benedict Crowell HrslKn.
wmtiiKoToN. June 25. Benedict
Crowcll, Assistant Secretary of War, has
resigned, effective July 1. He plans to
enter private business. The resignation
has been accepted by President Wilson.
.Mr. Crowell, whose nome is in uieve
land.'entercd the army as major of ord
.iw In thn war and was as
signed to duty In connection with tho
creation of facilities lor tne manuiaciure
of arms. Later, as Assistant secretary
of War, he had practioauy complete
charge, of the munitions programme.
ran. cNDisrMY classified
B I. M. Saturday nt
.Main Office. 130
II. M. nt formrn llfrald Office, Herald
Itulldlnir. Ilrrald Square.
ST. M. nt all other Ilrnnch Office-.
(Locations lilted on Editorial Tage.)
Democratic National Committee Appeals to Gov.
Roberts Wilson Sends Plea to Gov. Bickett.
a Btaff Corrtiwndtnt of The Bcn akd
New Yobs HnaiLi).
San Francisco, Juno 25. Another
Important victory for President Wilson
in his drive for ratification of the suf
frage amendment was seen hero to-day
In tho action of tho Democratic Na
tional Committee, which sent the fol
lowing telegram to tho Governor of
"Gov. Albert It. lloberts, (State Capitot,
Nashville, Tenn,:
"The Democratic National Commit
tee, at Its meeting held to-day, by
unanimous vote directed mo, as chair
man of the committee, to send you the
following message:
" 'We most enrncstly emphaslzo the
extreme Importance and urgency of an
immediate meeting of your State
Legislature for tho purpose of ratify
ing the proposed Nineteenth Amend
ment to tho Federal Constitution. The
eyes of millions of women throughout
the country are turned toward Tennes
see as tho one State that can and will
enfranchise them prior to tho Novem
ber election by becoming the thirty
sixth Stato ' to ratify the suffrage
Wo trust that for tho present all
With -1,000 Rooms- Tcrslunff Opposes Movement at San
Square Hotel Will Be Larg- Francisco to Make Nomi
cst in the World. nations in Advance.
Bi? Structure Will Go Up on Strength of Administration to
site of Mnrrav Hill Lease Be Directed Against Chang
of Manhattan Sold. ing Procedure.
Wlth the definite announcement yes
terday by John McE. Bowman of the
sale of the lease of the Hotel Manhat
tan to tho National City Company
came his prospectus of other hotel
projects on a magnificent scale.
Mr. Bowman authorized tho state
ment that In the further development
of Pershing Square as a great hotel
centre his plans Include tho addition
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oi s.uuo rooms to mu y'tt:,-"v
modatlons of tho Hotel Commodore and
tho construction on tne sue or
Murray Hill Hotel of a new establish-
mcnt navmg a.uuu rooms.
tion to the Commodoro will bo erected
on a vacant plot of ground as large
as that occupied by the present hotel
property. It is Immediately north of
the Commodore and has a Lexington
avenue frontage of 283.8 feet. This
improvement will double tho Commo
dore's present capacity, giving It 4.000
rooms, and making It me largest
In tho world.
i tho world. ,
m.. XtiirrftV Hill Hotel SltO
HiV liicacm ...... . j
probably will be enlarged by sartlne
!hhe Plo" "SSS mcludeThe Ch
Club with n iromnKc oi o' .
1.1 t-rir .nrwT nirKUL. t&uu tv w..v"
foot dwellings at'66 and 53 East Forty-
first street
Warren & Wetmoro have presented
. ni.ni nnd a nerstiectlve draw
ing for the new Murray Hill e-tructure.
As the site Is restricted me arcnuecB
have designed a building consisting of
a series of setbacks, with a graceful
spire of great height.
With the sacrifice of the Manhattan
and the present Murray Hill Hotel there
. I... r.t annrnTtmiltftlV 1.000 roomS.
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The contemplated new projects, however,
represent an accesalon of 5,000 rooms,
thus clving a net increase of 4,000 above
present capacity. With this Increase of
,000 rooms air. uowman .u"n"'
approximately ju.uuu rooms "n
i.i.i 4nnn tia rnntpmnlates maklnjr the
UUICI - -- -
. v. i -U i- n. ui nn tn fllta OL I
noiei ivuiui a . ;
the old" Murray Hill the most luxurious
In the world.
Contributing causes of Mr. Bowman s
surrender of the famous Manhattan, he
said, were prohibition nnd lack of busi
ness volume In the old structure.
Makes Headway, in Crimea
With Denikine's Army.
CoNSTANTiNOPlJt, June 25. The offen
sive which Is being carried on by Gen.
Baron Wrangel, with the remnants of
Denikine's army against the Bolshevik!
in the Crimea. Is developing rapidly.
Wrangel's troops have taken 10,000
prisoners and captured 48 guns, 250
machine guns, three armored trains,
nine armored automobiles, several mil
lion pounds of wheat and much rolling
Fnther for 3Bth Time at 00
t&U I-ENTkO, uai., June -j. r ran i
Valle, 60 year old, a native of Mexico,
....i-amA a father for the thirty-fifth time '.
Ef. Cxntro, Cal., June 25. Prank .
r.u. en nil a natlvA nf fYlcn. .
became a father for the thirty-fifth time
to-day when his second wire, wnom ne
married In 1900, gave birth to her sev
enteenth child, an eleven pound boy.
ff'rit"-, p yaiiA'a dt114roa Mi ilvJfifr
other legislative mattera may, If neces
sary, bo hold In abeyance and that you
will call an extra session of tho Legis
lature ot your State for such brief
duration as may be required to act
favorably on the amendment. Tonnes
see occupies a position of peculiar and
pivotal Importance and ono that en
ables her to render a service of In
calculable value to the women of
America. Wo confidently expect, there
fore, under your leadership and
through tho action of the Legislature
of your State tho women of tho nation
may bo given the prlvllego of voting
In the coming Presidential election.'
"Homer S. Cimminos,
"Chairman National Committee."
hftcial to The Cuk and New York Heiald.
Washington. June 25. President
Wilson sent telegrams to Gov. Bickett
of North Carolina, nnd to Senators
Overman and Simmons of that ( State
calling their attention to the "critical
Importance" of action by the North
Carolina Legislature on the suffrage
Gov. Bickett has not looked with any
great favor upon tho plan to call a
special session of the Legislature, pre
ferring to leave the matter of ratifica
tion by tho thirty-sixth State to Tennessee
flci! fn Tnie BnM iNn Nuw YoaK HesAID.
Washington, June 25. President
Wilson wants the San Francisco con
vention to adopt a platform before
taking up the quesUon of nominating
a candidate. To his way of figuring
the platform Is vastly more Important
than tho team which will mako the
race in tho coming election. All the
Administration strength will be di
rected toward carrying out this pro-
I gramme.
instructions to this effect. It became
'Vnoa.n t0.ni0ht. have trono from
Wash,ngton t0 San FranciSC0( called
for by the intimations that within tho
last few days a movement has been on
foot to make tho nomination first and
then adopt tho platform. Such a course
obviously would bo of disadvantage to
Administration control of the conven
tion, politicians explained, since the
delegates might attempt to build a
riatform tosult'the candidates selected
I ii.nn n onit thn amies which
r ti-Mc-- n.in'nit nnr.imOUnt In
.ui. tuiwii .vtt'-".
cq .lection. '
The feeling prevails among those
wll0 aro in ioucii w.wi aau x'cmvow
that tho movement to make tho nomi
nations the first business of the con
vention will not get very far. Such a
course, they said. Is not at all cus
tornary and would be very much the
same as making a Job to suit a man
rather than finding a man to suit a
The developments of the last week
have shown conclusively that the nom
ination Is the last thing Which Mr.
Wilson wishes to talk about His whole
Interest up to date, this assertion based
on what those wh& are close to his
confidence have said, Is with the plat-
commence nave nam, mm -..v
.. r. tntiafv hlm mtiHt be
IOrill. .j ....... j ...
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complete endorsement of the League of
Nations without essential reservations.
So far as can be learned In Washington,
Mr. Wilson has not at any time made
nny definite commnt as to who or
which of tho candidmcs would be ac
ceptable to him.
Frankly muoh of the third term talk
which has been going the rounds of late
i. ,,,! larcrtalv unon this verv thlnir.
There are some -who believe that even
If Mr. Wilson actually is not a candi
date for renomlnatlon he Is holding that
possibility as a club over the head of
the convention so that It will be more
likely to do tils bidding with regard to
the platform. To permit a nomination
before the platform was adopts would
be to throw away this club and let the
convention do anything it might see
fit to do.
French Depnty nnd Lawyer Harm
lean With I'latola.
Paris, June 25. M. Moro-Claffert,
who was counsel for former Premier
calllaux in nia rcvoni mm, luugni a
duel this morning with another attorney,
nrl Torres, over a personal matter.
Calllaux in nis recent, inai, xougni a
Two snois were exenangcu wunoui
either man Delng wounded. M. Moro
Olafferl Is a member of the Chamber
ot -from. Corsica. .
White House Clique in Con-'
trol and Malcontents
Dare Not Object.
Cox and Hitchcock Unwill
ing to Risk Defeat on
Moist Declaration.
Doubt if Bryan Can Swing
Convention Consensus Is
That Wilson Will.
Uj a Stall ("ormpoiideHt o Tun St!N AND
New Yobk Heiui.p.
San Francisco, Juno 25. Spiritless,
Initiative, blunted, divided at heart,
leaderless, the mass of Democrats here
to adopt a set of principles nnd to
select a candldato present to-night ft
spectacle of Indecision and apprehon
sion that Is not comparable to any
pro-convention gathering within or
dinary recollection.
Tho muss, which means three
fourths of tho delegates and tho great
majority of tho men who used to be
In the leader business beforo Brutua
began sniping off poppy-heads with
his walking stick, are fearsome, timor
ous creatures who start at shadows
and crlngo at unexpected noises. They
meet in groups, small or large; Indulge
In noisy bursts of meaningless talk
and fly apart in fright If some man
known to bo of tho White Houso clique
gets within earshot. They make bold
plans over night and forget by morn
ing Just what it was they Intended
to do.
They aro a mob ready for a master1.
They have no real heart for battle,
They can't summon up nerve enougn
to make a stand on nrythlng which
really represents their own Instinctive
sentiments. With most of them poli
tics, like the tariff, Is distinctly a local
Issue. They aro parish statesmen,
many of them candidates for petty ot-'
flees In their localities, and more con
cerned about what the effect will be
upon their own candidacies of plat
form pronouncements and of the na
tional candidates personally than what
can bo accomplished for the party as
a whole.
Shadow Boxing Favorite Sport. 1
In tho shadow boxing that Is goln3
on to-nlght It looks as If tho Demo
cratic jarty cannot scare up nerve
enough to go before the country on a
wet issue, to face out Wilson on tha
treaty and league issue, to advocate
Independence for Ireland and to de
mand a profiteering plank with teeth
in it. As regards candidates, there Is
not a delegate or an alleged leader, un
less one excepts two or three men who
may havo been Intrusted with tho big
secret by tho invalid of tho Whits
House, who knows as much about
what Is really going on as the most
recently arrived newspaper man.
Unless somebody possibly Bryan, who
arrived to-night Injects nerve serum
Into the convention the wet or dry Issue
will bo passed by the other side, very far
on the other side. Instead of taking a
chance, of making a bold gamble for
success, with a straight out declaration
that Congress should amend the Vol
stead act and glvt? to the States the
right to say whether or not one-half of
one per cent, of alcohol should bo the
beverage limit there Is every probability
that the convention will play "safe" by
avoiding the whole vexatious matter.
The bravo talk that was heard last week
is weakening fast
Many of the known wets are beginning
to say It would be "Impolitic" or "Inex
pedient" to adopt a wet or even a damp
plank. This talk la heard In the Cox
camp along with the subterfuge that it
would not be necessary to take the risk
of a wet plank If a known liberal like
Cox were to be nominated. Tnggart of
Indiana, earnestly running for Senator,
counsels against a wet plank. Carter
Glass says bluntly that a wet plank
would be red ruin for the party.
Uelcsatea Filled With Fear.
Without the shadow of a doubt the
majority of delegates are privately in
favor iOf mitigating the severity of the
Volstead act but they do not dare act
up to their real sentiments. They run
hither and yon begging for opinions, and
the general burden ot their fear Is that
If a popular vote could be taken the
country would go prohibition. It would
not do, therefore, to tie up the party,
they say.
A well known friend of Gov. Cox told
nowspapcr men yesterday that tho Gov
ernor had advised him privately that ho
was against a wet plank In the platform
while being personally favorable to a
modification of the drastic Volstead act
Senator Hitchcock, another damp leader,
Is too friendly to Cox to fight the Ohio
Governor's Ideas, which leaves the out
nnd out wet pasture to Gov. Edwards
alone. There lie enn "ramp and rare"
to his heart's content
That the New Jersey Governor will g
down fighting for his objective If neces
sary is clearly Indicated In a statement
given out yesterday from hUi headquar
ters, which saya. quoting Edwards's
manager. Walter W. Vlck:
"I believo thero must' be a straight
out and out light wine and beer plank In
the Democratic platform. The alterna
tive would be an amendment to tho Vol
stead act stating that the clause for
bidding more than one-half of 1 per
ient. alcoholic content applies only to
territories solely within tho Jurisdiction
of Congress. This would leavo to the
States themselves tho right to define
the alcoholic content of non-lntoxlcattng
Xh utemest adds that there nre

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