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Partly clpudy to-day j to-morrow show
ers and cooler; moderate eonth and
southwest winds, becoming variable.
Highest temperature yesterday, 88) Joweat, 08,
Detailed tmihtt jejuni -will i Sound m flu, JMHorud
The amalgamated SUN AND HERALD
preserves the beat traditions of each.
In combination these two newspapers
make a greater newspaper than either
has ever been on its own. '
109(1 CopyrltU, 1Kb! ly TU Bm-Vmli Corporation,
Entered as second class matter. Post Offlc,. Nw Tork, K. V.
Occupation of the Ruhr
Basin by Entente Nearer
Than Ever Before,
Germans Promise No More
Coal and Belgian Pro
nounces Verdict.
Berlin Delegates Deelaro They
Might aa Well Lose
Bnhr Now.
Ml Cotrtspondtnt of Tn Boh AND Krw
Toik IIeuu). Cotvriolxt, 1)30, by Tns Bum
in Nrw Yrauc Ilium.
Spa, Belgium (by telephone to Lon
don), July 13. The conference be
tween the allied Premiers and the rep
resentatives of Germany came to a
deadlock to-day over the coal ques
tion, arid adjo:imed sine die. The
German reply to the Allies' demands
was not satisfactory and a hurry call
was sent for Field Marshal Foch and
Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson.
Meanwhile the occupation of the Ruhr
Basin by allied forces appears much
Bearer than ever before.
The German delegates announced to
day that they 'must hold to their
Hgures on what coal they 'could de
liver as presented yesterday. As soon
as Dr. Walter Simons, German For
eign Minister, made this statement
Premier Delacroix of Belgium, who
presided, pronounced, without waiting
for consultation with the Entity
Premiers, the verdict of the Allies.
Sleeting Suspended.
There is no probability of any fur
ther meetings with the Germans being
held until after a conference between
the allied Premiers and .their military
The Germans denied to-night , that
they would submit to the demand of
the lUes under threat of occupation
cf the Ruhr region.
"We have taken the possibility of
(Hied occupation of the Ruhr region
filly Into consideration,'' the German
delegates said to-night "If we prom
lie that which we cannot fulfil, we
will lose the Ruhr aayhow. We 'night
u well lose it now and not be de
nounced as liars later on."
Dr. Simons stated that the German
Government doubtless could not make
definite promises without the consent of
toth the miners and the mining Indus
tries. The mining Industries, ho de
clared, were willing to do their utmost,
but the miners had to be convinced of
the necessity for working? longer hours,
which was difficult to do because of the
shortage of food. He said that If the
Berlin Government promised to deliver a
certain amount of coal against the Wishes
ot the miners, It was probable that they
would refuse to do their part toward ful
tlllng such a promise, and, therefore, ha
was unable to do more than his experts
advised was possible to dd.
Silesia Situation Factor.
One cause for the reduction in the
German coal output Is the situation In
upper Silesia. The population there, he
aid, was uneasy over the prospect of
the forthcoming plebiscite. The miners
er not working, but, instead, were at
tending meetings and talking politics.
Silesia, he declared, was of more;
Material than moral value n Poland.
wd if managed by Germans the mines
wre would produce better results than
they were controlled by the Poles.
did not fear the mult of the
Plebiscite, he said, but declared that
l harm was being done by the un
"'which existed In the province.
Premier Delacroix, who followed Dr.
"nons, expressed the profound disap
pointment of the Allies at the German
Son U Cre4ted' h9
There are many observers here who !
-..u m me aramatlc close or the
WMerence to-day represented a French
p!omatlo victory. Premier Lloyd
wwge let It be known yesterday that a
WMle but cordial appeal had been made
im J 0ermin envoys to accept the
Mies' coal figure, if he reckoned on
unnan arr.ntanf- v. .r.,.-i. .... i
wn of th, German delegation, partlcu
T$L of ,u UlLit"' ChnceIJor
Z?bf.h and Dr- Blnwn- Political
tv. nl uoni max ,l mor desirable to
iv, - t murs awiraoie 10
Am. v"" 0141 they break with the
Here over th rot . .w.
,i, iniuu 1111
ntam to Berlin empty handed after
MWng a series of unpopular conces-
JP German proposal, as announced by
Smu1" to-nlht.provlded for a pro-
daetii- ; .; . Prvl ror a pro
& I.5,?00 ton" of co1 a ay from
and . n "3 or MOO.000 tons a month,
" WO 000 tons a month, from October,'
Cadi?1''! that th "' tnns
Wowld fulfllled " amany was
The Am .Plr4U 0,9 SIIe4liln wines,
ton. . V. ?LflKUres rea'n at J.000.000
a month, which Is 400,000 tons be-
SnariJl "n" dec,dea uon by tho
& , " Comm!sslon.
rnu nl!'h0Iar9 c"Ilerlng the whole
Uoni m.K.ln connectlon with rcpara-
wnoai n.vMhe1 10 "x a rmnlmum for
Show i0'.' the Qemn d'Stes
til. c?blnet "slon.
1U4 tYnlng the Germans sent a let-
' Cnnutd cm Btvtnth Pap.
Inability to Sign State Pa
pers Causes Parliament
To Report to Public as In
the Case of President
, NWilson.
Resignation May Bo Sought
Successors Already Arc
Being Talked Of.
Br IjAtjhench ihlls.
Btoff Comtonitnt of Tns Bus and Nbw
Tout IIduld. ConrioM, mo, tu Tns Son
Paris, July 18. The parallel already
drawn between tho condition In which
Franca finds herself through the ill
ness of President Deschanel and tho
situation In the United States follow
ing the collapse of President Wilson
has been emphasized by a visit by
members of the French Parliament
to the President's retreat In Ramboull
let. Department of the Selno-et-Oise.
Their observations are giving rife to
the liveliest discussion of the Presi
dent's condition.
Indications are that the question
will bo raised in Parliament before tho
summer recess regarding how the
Executive functions will be performed
should President Doschanel's attack of
neurasthenia continue much longer.
It is tho duty of the President of
Franco to receive foreign diplomatists
and sign all public documents, and It
is this aspect of tho case which, as In
the case ot President Wilson, makes
parliamentary action imperative, ac
cording to many persons.
French politicians already are suggest
ing the names of candidates for Vice
Presidential honors and; even for the
Presidency, should M. Deschanel decide
to resign, and thus cause a calling of the
General Assembly at Versailles. . Among
the men prominently mentioned are Pre
mier MUlerand. Leon, Bourgeois, Presi
dent of the Senate: Charles Jonnart
formerly president of the Reparations
Commission, and Georges Leygues, for
merly Minister of Marine.
Military candidates also are numerous,
among them' being mentioned Marshal
Foch and Gen. de Castelnau. It Is con
sidered significant that no mention has
been made In this connection with
Georges Clemenceau, France's great w,ar
Premier, who apparently has decided to
make good his threat not to reenter pol
itics. The Paris newspapers to-day print
reports that President Deschanel will
resign and that another President will
be elected. At the same time they ex
press regret that the state of the Presi
dent's health may cause him to give up
his offlco. The Tempt says the health
of the President has Improved recently,
but that he Is not yet well enough to at
tend the national celebration to-morrow.
It adds that he Is well enough to read
State papers and that he has'been fol
lowing the proceedings of the Spa con
ference between the Allies and Germany
attentively. t
Members of Parliament who called on
President Deschanel express confidence
that with a few weeks' more'rest he will
be recovered entirely.-
Situation in California Consid
ered in Washington.
Washington, July 1J. Unofficial ex
changes, It was learned to-day, already
have taken place on the situation In
California created by the circulation of
a petition looking to-day to the amend
ment of the existing State law so as
to limit' further the rights of Japanese
or other Oriental peoples to hold real
property under leases.
Indications of the success of the peti
tion movement are understood to have
led to a realization In official circles here
that soon there must be negotiations ot
a formal character between the govern
ments of the United States and Japan
with the object of arriving at a clearer
understanding regarding tne oimcuit
Issues growing out of the steady, even
though slow, increase of the Japanese
population In the Pacific coast States,
Workmen in Revolt in Two
Petrogred Factories.-
Washington, July 13. Economic dis
orders begun July 1 by Soviet workmen
in me iwo mrgrsi inuuiiriai pianis at
Petrograd are continuing, according to
ment of State.
I The Soviet workmen demand a large
! r.nA nmnlr. n. emvtr 1ltnptinn tlm
elimination of .commissary management
of the factorle nd control of the fac-
Bnppoied Darttlnr Escapes After
StruvBle With Field Marshal.
Berlin, July 13. an unknown man
broke into Field Marshal Hlndenburtr'a
house to-day and fired at the Field Mar
shal. The bullet missed Its mark and the
man escaped.
The Field Marshal was alone .at the
time and attempted to call a (servant.
The Intruder grappled with the Field
Marshal and during the struggle flred
his revolver; The culprit then broke
away and made his escape. He Is be
lieved to be a member of a gang of
Germans Ak 3 Billion
Marks to Help 'Buy Food
PARIS, July 43. Apart from
the coal question, the Gorman
financial experts this morning
proposed to tho mixed commis
sion chargod with the examina
tion of the reparations plan that
tho Allies provido a subvention
of 8,000,400,000 marks gold for
Germany's food supplies during
the first year tho treaty is In
Mrs. Do Cordova a Victim of
Chauffeur Infatuated With
Her, Who Killed Himself.
"Witnesses Toll of Meeting
Couplo in Motor Near
Stonington, Conn.
Tho Connecticut authorities who aro
Investigating the murder near Ston
ington lato Monday afternoon of Mrs.
Arthur Do Cordova of 2S1 West
Eighty-ninth street said yesterday
that they had definitely abandoned the
Idea that a third person might havo
been concerned In tho crime. They
havo obtained evidence which, they
declared, proves positively that Mrs
Do Cordova was shot and killed by her
chauffeur, Bernard B. Oeissler of 201
West Eighty-fourth street, wllo then
flred two bullets into his own brain,
causing wounds from which he died
early yesterday In a New London hos
pital. A verdict to this effect Is ex
pected to-morrow when Coroner
Franklin H. Brown of Gales Ferry
holds the Inquest
Benjamin H. Hewitt, county prose
cutor of Stonington, said yesterday
that tho motivo for, the crime was an
uncontrollable and unreturned Infatua
tion which Gelssler had developed for
Mrs. De Cordova. This theory, as well
as the opinion of the authorities, that
Gelssler first shot Mrs. De Cordova
and then killed himself, has been ac
cepted by the dead woman's husband,.
Artljitr Do CoMova,' according to a
statement made yesterday .by his at
torney, George Toung Bauchle of b"
Chambers street The lawyer said that
neither he nor Mr. De Cordova could
conceive of any other motive than a
hopeless infatuation.'
' The evidence upon which the authori
ties base their belief that Gelssler com
mitted the crime consists largely In the
fact that there were powder burnt upon
his temple where the revolver had been
placed. There are also other Incidents
and circumstances supporting the theory.
among them the fact that Gelssler had
been having revolver practice, and the
additional fact that he Is reported to
have said to a friend recently that he
would do something soon which would
get Kls name In the papers. The
County Prosecutor and other Officials
also have received Information that
Gelssler' Infatuation for Mrs. De Cor
dova had been noted by several sum
mer residents and by others living at
the Grlswold Hotel at Eastern Point,
where Mrs. De Cordova and .her chil
dren, Heustls, aged 21, and Janice, 18,
had been staying since July 1.
Dentals by Chanffenr'tj Widow.
it ,, rcnnrttii to the authorities at
Stonington yesterday that Gelssler and
eral months because of her knowledge
of his Infatuation for Mrs. De Cordova,
and It was also said that Mrs. Oeissler
recently discussed the subject with Mrs.
De Cordova. These stories, however,
were denied yesterday by Mrs. .Gelssler.
' ow. mmlA that ti and her husband
had been married three years and that
they had uvea logemer bii 01 icai umo
and had been very happy. She declared
iv... - - n, Vi know her husband
uutv v . -
had no feelings toward Mrs, De Cor
dova beyond tne rtspeci wmcn wm ou
. ... 1 . .I,.
his employer, no iu "
Do Cordovas for five years.
prosecutor Hewitt learned from vari
ous witnessed yesterday details of the
movements of Mrs. De Cordova and
Gelssler during the few momenta pre
ceding the tragedy. No one has yet ap
peared who saw the automobile In which
they were riding from the time It left
the Qriswold unUl It was seen pulled
aside from the rpad north of Stonington.
This Is a side road only a short dls-
- Vij mil In hlrhw.v. and
VJV;0 ..Mil, ... - '
Prosecutor Hewitt says that Mrs. De
Cordova and Gelssler stopped at the
am place last Wednesday afternoon
a . VSv t ittiMt fin Mraon.
I James Main, who Is employed at a saw
mill a short aisiance. rrom me piace
,v- V.,!!,. went found, told the
fVMCtv "w - " ...
Prosecutor that he passed the Do Cor
dova car about 6:30. o'clock and saw a
man and a woman, sitting In the ma-
CThoy waved to me." he said, "and
seemed to be hilarious."
The authorities regard Main's testl-
.. .Icrnlflmnt In view of the fact
11 1 U 'I ..-"
that the floor of 'the automobile was lit
tered "with nair consumed cigarettes
and that a Half emptied flask of Scotch
1.1-1.... fntind In thn machine.
The story of the authorities that they
found the wnisxey, nowevsr, .was de
nied by Attorney Bauchle, who declares
that tho flask was a mineral water
Sees Conple on Running Board. '
George Paradise owner of Jhe saw
mill where Main Is employed, camo along
In his automobile soon after Main had
passed. He told Prosecutor Hewitt that
he saw tho heads of two, persons, a man
and a woman, above the body of, the De
Cordcva car. Hd turned his head after
he had passed, the car and saw that they
were sitting on the running board. They
paid no attention to Mm.
Paradise continued on down the road,
Continued on Fourth Page.
Hathse John's iIJicta kM up
tot weather, No drogsz-Oai,
Gladly Accepts Cox-Roosevelt
Challenge Given at
Wilson's Behest.
G. 0. P. Standard Bearer
Sees Menace of Getting,
t Mixed Up in ,21 Wars. '
longworth Visits Marion and
Poultry Interests Also
Pledge Support.
By a Slat CorrpoiMfenf 0 Tns Son and
New Yoik Hrald.-
Mariok, Ohio, July 13, Charging
that President Wilson still Is in com
plete control of tho policies and pro
gramme of tho Democratic party, Sen
ator Harding accepted to-day the Dem
ocratlc challenge to a fight on "the
Issue of "whether wo shall have four
years more of Democratic readiness to
surrender tho Republic."
The Senator had announced that ho
would be In seclusion, finishing his
sjfeech of acceptance, the rest of the
weeki But when he read that tho
Democratic nominees had decided to
make ratification of 'tho League of
Nations without reservations tho dom
inant Issue of the campaign he
emerged long enough to mako the most
vigdrouo and belligerent declaration
that has been issued slnco the cam
paign opened,
Btgnlflcanee in Statement.
The significance of Senator Har
ding's statement was enhanced by the
fact that nothing of tho sort was ex
pected from him, at least for some
time. But he has been following re
cent events very closely, and appar
ently was unwilling to wait for his
speech of acceptance to declare him
self regarding what the Democratic
leaders hvo decided to make the'
paramount Issue. This is what he saltl:
Columbus despatches kfeicirlblng
the conference between the Demo
cratic nominees for President and
Vice-President, on Monday say that
Gov., Cox left It to tho Vlce-Presl-dentlal
nominee to make known the
conclusion reached. And, thus
authorised to speak for both of them',
the Vtce-Prestdentlal nominee stated
that he considered the League ot
Nations one ot the dominant Issues
ot the campaign, not only In the East
but In the West He expected to
make his campaign chiefly on the
League of Nations Issue.
So we have the complete proof that
President Wilson has w,on and forced
acceptance of his paramount Issue.
The party machinery has been taken
over by the Tammanys of New Tork,
New Jersey and Indiana, but .Presi
dent Wilson has forced his Issue on
them. He has but one concern, and
that Is the vindication of his foreign
policy, first by his party, later by the
The Democratic campaign Is going
to harness the party absolutely to
the Administration policy of ratlflca
without protection to American Inter
ests. Should the Democrts win, the
league would be ratified and Amer
ica would become at once a party to
the twenty-one wars now going on in
the world. European leaders have re
peatedly explained that It Is Impos
sible -tor the Leaguo of Nations to
function effectively so long as the
United States has not ratified. The
obvious Implication Is that when the
United States ratifies, the league
Will proceed to settlo up these mat
ters; to enforce Its-authority In tho
conflict between, Poland and Russia;
to sottle the Adriatic troubles, com
pel peace between Turkey and Greece,
assume responsibility for pacification,
of the whole Near East and Middle
All this cannot be done unless the
league employs force. America would
have to contribute Its army and
navy. President Wilson has urged
acceptance of a mandate for Armenia
which the Harbord Mission found
would requlro us to employ a great
army and pour out money by hun
dreds of millions. Congress over
whelmingly refused, and the country
has sustained It so Insistently that
even the San "Francisco convention
did not dare Indorse the mandate.
Yet that mandate would hardly be
more than an Intimation of the many
world flung conflicts into which
America would be projected by ratifi
cation of the league without rigidly
safeguarding reservations.
The President demands a campaign
on this Issue; the Democratic plat
form makes the Issue paramount and
finally the Democratic candidates un
qualifiedly acquiesce. The score and
more of Democratic Senators who
yoted for the Lodge reservations are
repudiated, the real opinion of the
'American nation Is flouted, because
the President Insists upon his Issue re
gardless of costs or consequences.
The Republican party and candi
dates gladly accept the challenge.
We are more than willing to make
the election a national referendum
on the question whether wo shall
have four years more of Democratic
readiness to surrender the Republic
Lonsworth Visits Nominee.
Renresentatlve Longworth of Clncln-
natft after a long talk with Senator
Harding this morning, was particularly '
emphatic In saying the Republican-llckct
would carry Hamilton county (Cincin
nati) by an overwhelming majority.
Gov. Cox has been elected at least twice
by reason of his demonstration of
strength In that county. If he cannot
carry Hamilton county It Is a substantial
certainty that hs cannot coma near to
Will Be Blamed if Too
Cordial, Condemned if
Too Cold.
Democrats Fear Effect of
Writings Condoning U-
Boat Sinkings.
Cincinnati, Onco Governor's
Warm Friend, Now in tho
Doubtful Classi
flfc o Btoff Correspondent of Tub 8on and
. Vrvr Yosk HtaALD. ,
Columdts, Ohio, July 18. Uneasy
rests the head that wears the Demo
cratic crown. Between efforts to ex
plain how It happened that pacifist
and pro-German editorials appeared In
his newspaper, the Dayton JVVios, for
two years prior to America's entrance
In the war and trying to make a
show of keeping In with Woodrow
Wilson, bu not t0 much so, theso are
busy days for Gov. Cox, Democracy's
choice for the Presidency.
Gov. Cox arranged by telephone to
day to visit the White Hoifte at 10:30
o'clock next Sunday morning, in com
pany with Franklin D. Roosevelt the
VIcc-Presldentlnl iominee, for a con-
rewnce wun air. Wilson.
It will bo the first conference Cox
has had with the President since a
year ago last March, and It probably
will be the last until the campaign
gets well under way.
Cox will leave Columbus Friday
afternoon, and will bo in Washington
with nothing much to do until the
conference on Sunday. Then he will
hurry back to Dayton to attend to tho
preliminaries for the meeting of the
Democratic National Committee next
Tuesday, - '
Democratla politicians close to Opr.
(ibx are worried over maBcVtHatlPTO-
Germah editorials, those which have
been reproduced In Tub Sow And New
York Hebald from the flies of the Day
ton Nw, have been called to the atten
tion of the country.
Fear Effect on Vote.
They do not know how tne country
Is going to take them, and they admit
that one of the editorials In particular,
that which approved the operations of
the German submarines "after the Lusl-.
tan la had been sunk, with the heavy
loss ot American life, looks tike a bottle
of ink upset on the Cox record. They
admit it will seem that Cox either held
such decidedly un-American views on
International questions that he Is unfit
for the' Presidency or that It will 'appear
that he followed tho dangerous practice
of trifling with grave public questions
merely for the sake of politic frankly
to win the German vote, ur tne two,
ther nrefer to have the second Impres
sion go out as the lesser In the circum
stances, and so they are admitting such
was the case.
In- Cotumbus It Is possible to obtain
accurate figures on the German vote In
Ohio. It Is about one-sixtn. surncient
to swing an election if It could be united.
It is estimated that 1,200,000 male votes
will be .cast In Ohio In November, of
which 200.000 are bound by German
sympathies. If suffrage wins of course
the vote will be doubled.
This vote, however, normally is di
vided between the Republicans and the
Democrats. In the vicinity of Cincin
nati. Hamilton county, the German vote
la regarded as largely Republican, white
In such counties as Auglalae, Defiance,
Putnam, Mercer, Shelby and Ottawa, In
the western section, of the State, and In
Tuscarawas and a few other counties to
the east. It Is Democratic. It was the
vets' In these counties to which Gov. Cox
called attention last Sundayvas having
gone against htm as an explanation of
the German opinion of his war record.
These counties, with the exception of
Hamilton county, In which the German
vote was Influenced more by the wet Is
sue than by International questions, did
cut Gov. Cox to some extent In, fact It 1
was Hamilton county that really elected
Urn. by a majority of 11.94. votes, since
Hamilton county voted S,618 for Cox
and 40,043 for his opponent Frank B.
Took Slap at Party.
The reason for this defection on the
psrt ot the Oerman voting Democrats
ma nnt an mucn a protest asainii uot.
Cox as against the Democratic party In
general, according to tne estimate 01
seasoned politicians In Columbus, which,
being the Stale capital, holds them
a-plenty. .
Woodrow Wilson made his campaign
two years before with a "kept-us-out-of-war"
battle cry, which the Germans be
lieved meant a continuation of such a
poilcy, and so they cast their votes for
him and for Cox. Then the war started,
And the Germans, feeling that their con
fidence had been misplaced, went after
Cox when he came riding along again
on the Democratic donkey. Cox had
given to the aormans-, through his
speeches, which catered to them, and
through the editorials now In question,
reason enough to believe he was their
friend, and so It was a matter of sweet
revenge. But Cox wanted their' vote all
right and he went after It
Those who are trying to figure out
the vote Gov. Cox wilt get In the coming
election declare It looks as If he will find
himself much In the position of the base
ball umpire who refused to give a deci
sion In an Important play and found
both teams Jumping on his back. He not
only will lose the German vote, which
Is down on Cox, because it feels he be
trayed It but also the vote ot those
Americana whose sense ot Justice, from
the time of the invasion ot Belgium up
to and after the sinking of the Lusltanla
Con tin wed on Second Pagt,
Franklin D. Roosevelt Also
Will Bo' Present at
10:80 A. M.
Sptctal io Tits Bvn and Nw Tosk llaaito.
Washikoton, July 13.-Gov. Cox,
Demoeratlo aspirant for the mantle of
Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D.
Roosovelt, his running mate on the
ticket, will confer with the President
on Sunday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Word to this effect came out of Ohio
from the Cox camp, and was confirmed
at the White House.
There has been a lot of anxiety at
the White House about Just when this
conference was to be held, and no
llttlo telephoning and telegraphing be
tween Washington and Ohio. Now
everything is fixed up, with Franklin
Roosevelt scheduled to be present, ap
parently to smooth down Mr. Wilson
and the man who has some hopes of
succeeding him, If they get Into violent
Juxtaposition on the League of Na
tions subject.
Aa a matter of fact, Mr. Roosevelt
will set back into Washington on Fri
day and try to glance swiftly through
the records of Just what the Navy De
partment and tho Assistant Secretary
of the Navy have been up to slnco he
and his boss, Joscphus Daniels, went
out to San Francisco to take' part tn
the convention. Gov. Cox will arrive
here Saturday night.
The stragglers returning from the
oonventlon held a sort of Cabinet
meeting to-day, with several absentees.
Mr. Burleson, trie Postmaster-General
and Administration political wiseacre,
was here to take part. Balnbridge
Colby, Secretary of State, was on the
Job. Secretary of War Baker, who
halls from Ohio, and therefore did not
Vigorous Campaign in 15
States Needed to Assure Con
trol by That Number.
Comfnitteo Will Waste No Ef
forts in States Considered,
Sfteial to Tns Bow AKD Nsw Yoik Hwii
Washington. July 13. The election
of Warren O. Harding, as President Is
more certain than is the maintenance
of the Republican majority in the Sen
ate. Both eventualities may be classed
aa highly probable, however. This is
tho gist of reports brought to Wash
ington by Republican scouts who
have been touring the contested por
tions of the country for five weeks.
Republican dlrecUon of affairs of
state Is not entirely dependent upon
the election of a Republican President,
it waa pointed out A Republican ma
jority in the Senate Is essential too
when an effort is to be made to in
crease efficiency by a general house
Cleaning, and should there be a failure
by the. Republican party to control tho
Senate It wlll mean that every np-
Dolntment to Important offices would
have to be passed on by a Democratic
Senate. 1
Reports from tha Republican scouts
In fifteen States were made under spe
cific Instructions, accurate Information
and not "bunk." These scouts eald In
their private reports to the Republican
Stnatprlal committee that every Indica
tion la that ihe Republicans will con
trol the Senate by six votes and that
Harding will be elected beyond doubt
from all Information available thus early
ir. the campaign.
The scouts have been busy mali.ly In
the middle West, recognlied aa the battle
ground In the fight They expect the
territory west of the Mississippi River to
completely reverse Its political attitude
of 191. when the Democratic campaign
slogan that year had such signal success.
The "wet" leanings of Gov. Cox have
hurt him more than anything else out
there, these reports say.
No time nor money Is to be wasted
in ,n Ranatnrlal or Presidential cam-
I lM thW ffofith. It WAR tAttl. OhlO
Itself has become the main battleground (
and Is looked on right now as anybody's i
light for tho Presidential vote, wun a
strong probability ot electing the Re
publican nominee to succeed Harding In
Ihe 8enate, be It F. B. Willis or Walter
Brown. 'once Bull Moose chairman ot
the State. Indiana looks like Harding
In the big contest, with a drawn .battle
for the Senate between Senator Watson,
Republican, to succeed himself, and Tom
Taggart Democrat
Illinois la counted safe for Harding
and for the Republican aspirant to suc
ceed Senator Sherman. Kansas and
Nebraska are expected to be strongly
Republican. Minnesota, with the Non
partisan League .on the run. Is counted
as Republican. Wisconsin Is Involved
In, a last ditch tight tn the Republlcnn
primary between Senator Lenroot and
the La Follette radicals and disloyalists
which wilt not be decided until Septem-
Maryland. Missouri and Kentucky i
. . . . - , . .
furnish varying reports, juaryianu may
be a losing State for Harding, but Is
expected to elect a Republican Senator
on present prospects. Cox may prove
popular cnOugh to turn the tide In Ken
tucky. Missouri Is ripped wide open
by a fight within the ranks ot both
parties and no one but a Ouija .board
expert can toll With certainty what will
happen there, reports say.
Grave Concern Aroused
Over President $ Health
WASHINGTON, July 18. It Is
reported In official circles in
Washington to-night that tho
question of President Wilson's
health is again causing grave
concern to the members of his
family and to his closest ndvi
ers. No confirmation of tho r
ports is obtainable.
It is said tho President's con
dition is not considered to bo
serious, but nevertheless it ' is
such that ho requires the most
constant and careful attention.
Tho President's present condi
tion is believed to bo due in
largo measure to the oppressive
heat of Washington' in midsum
mer. He naturally is weak after
having been ill for so many
months, ond In his weakened
condition he was not able to
withstand the heat, which ordi
narily would havo had no effect
upon him.'
attend the convention, was there.
along with tho few others who did not
go to urge the claims of Mr. Wllu'on,
Mr. McAdoo,, or, aa in his. own case.
Attorney-General Palmer.
During tho courso of tho day Mr.
Colby conferred with Carter Glass,
late Secretary of the Treasury,
late delegate to San Francisco and now
Senator from Virginia. Neither the
Senator nor Mr. Colby dared to discuss
the subject, but it la generally pre
sumed that It was political, and tha.
it had to do with wondwment and
chagrin at the outcomo of the delibera
tion of the delegates at 9an Froncikco
In not nicking out an adherent of ihe
present Administration, to attempt to
continue spreading tho pure light ot
democracy throughout he land ."'ir the
next four or elpht years.
Commission Will Embargo
Dealers Who Arc Slow in
Unloading Cars.
Must Slop Their Abuses of Be
consignments Building
Trades Win Points.
Special to Tins Ben and Krw Tosk, Hnuus
Washington, July IS, The Inter
state Commerce Commission extended
to-day the effective period of its
order No. 7 .giving priority to' coal In
the placement and movement ot open
top freight cars. At tho same time the
commission modified the order through
the Issuance of a supplemental order.
No. 9, providing for the embargoing of
consignees who fall to unload coal In
twenty-four hours; for tho placement
and delivery of cars to meet emergency
requirements of public utilities, schools,
hospitals and other Institutions, and
for the elimination from the general
order of flat bottom cars with slatted
sides or sides not more than 36 Inches
high. These latter cars are suitable
for the shipment of sand, gravel and
construction materials.
Executive Are Warned.
With the Issuance of Its now order
the commission served notice upon the
railway executives of the country that
they must stop the abuse ot the re
consignment privilege with regard to
coal cart. In a letter to Daniel Wlllard
as head of the executives' operating
committee the commission said:
"The situation demands Immediate
and careful consideration with a view
to action which will remedy abuses
abundantly shown to exist We refer
to the provisions' contained In the tariffs
of the carriers permitting the general
or promiscuous rcconslgnment of cars
under load of coal. - J
"As. an emergency proposition It seems
to us that the carriers should at once
take steps to bring tho practice down
to an unavoidable minimum,"
The letter then stated that the com-
mlitalnn would not ro Into thn nuMtlnn 1
of Its power or authority under the!
transportation act to .Issue general or
ders or Itself take remedial action, as It
seems ' that the carriers ot their own
1IUVIUV4VV Rltuuiu ltlttlw.l,i; vno OVCO ,
to rectify conditions and to meet the
myriad of conflicting conditions arising.
No Special Recognition.
Mr. Wlllard's attention was called to
tho fact that the commission gave no
special recognition to the handling of
lake cargo coal, but left that question
to the railway executives and the coal
operators to settle In conference:
Tho excepting ot flat bottom cars
from the general provisions of the new
coal priority order is a concession to
th fiAnd ftnit sT&vel and other hulldlnv
material men, who urged the withdrawal j
of order No. T. i
The new ordor promulgated after ai
threo day hearing eliminates In addl-
tlon to flat bottom and low sided cars
all cars that had been definitely re-1
turned from coal service on June 19, (
1920. It makes the effective time sixty
days from June 21 last Instead of thirty I
days. It prohibits consignment ot cars
or the placement for loading, of any
cars for any consignee who takes longer
than twenty-four hours to unload, un
less the movement is under permit or
consigned to a coal pool.
TtARTBnOBMK. FAXXS ft CO., llimb.rs
W, 7. Btoek Exsht. 11 Oroadwayr-uUiv
La Follettc Refuses to Run,
Ford Is Impossible, Even;
Bryan Talked Of.
Amazing Polyglot Assemf
My in Which Variegated,6
Elements Seek Mastery. V
Steam Boiler Used by Badicals
to Jron Put Opposition of ;
Eastern Badicals.
By a Staff Cnrrtipondttit of Tun Beit Aits -Nw
Yosk Hr.iui.r. ' '
Chicago, July 13. The Third party
failed to nominate Its ticket' to-night.
It failed to finally adopt Its huge, com
prehensive and wholly radical, plat"
form. In fact It did not get much
beyond binding Its score of stormy
components together with a thin
thread. It held Its first combined ses
sions this afternoon and to-night In
Carmen's- Hall In South Chicago and
veteran politicians who came to see
and hear say that they recall nothing
quite like that which went on at theso
two sessions.
The eleven hundred delegates, rcpre
sentlng a hundred and ,one different
theories, creeds, philosophies, cults and
dogmas, had planned, to end' the con
vention business before the sun rose
to-morrow morning, and they would '
have done so had not Gilbert E. line',
La Follette's friend and mouthpleco In
this convention, brought the news
from Madison tliat tho Wisconsin Sen
ator would not' run and begged the
delegates not to place his name In
nomination. The stage was set for his
naming; his picture, veiled with an '
American flag which was to have been
drawn aside at the psychological mo
ment, hung above the stage, It still
hangs .there, vclled-,, , .
me relegates are at, a loss tor a
candidate. Hetfry Forii. the onfy
aspirant with headquarters here, is aj
impossibility for the dominating labor
crowd. They will havo none of his
open shop, besides he could not run on
this platform. Frank P. Walsh has
refused to run. There Is some talk of
Amos Plnchot, but the Labor! tes say
Socialists Plan Debs' Stampede.
The platform Is undergoing slight
verbal changes, but ,ln no wise will It
be changed In fundamentals. Planks
may be added to it, but none will be re
moved. The Socialists are plunn'r.g to
try .to stampede the convention for
Debs, but It Is almost certain that police
will be needed If they try 'to parage
upon the floor.
There Is even talk of askl'ig Bryan
to accept the nomination. The leaders
are talking ot Senator Franco of Mary
land and even former Senator Maion of
Illinois has friends boosting him. There
are plenty of delegates here willing 'O
accept, but the leaders want a man na
tionally known and they don't know
where to And him. Superhuman efforts
are being made to Induce I.i Follette to
change his mind, but Mr. Roo says It
cannot be done.
Eleven hundred delegates an amazing
polyglot assemblage of overallaWindsor
ties, bobbed hair, nursing mother,
brawny mechanics, college- professors,
wealthy faddists, clergymen, ex-clergy-n.en,
labor editors, walking delegates
and many nationalities and dialects aa
eombled .here In Carmen's Hall at I
o'clock to-night to select a candidate for
whom they Intend to vote for President
of the United States.
They intend to make quick work of
It for the thread that binds them In
one convention Is line and fraying. Tha
Labor party of the United States dom
inates, and what's lort or the aerunci
fnmmlttee of Forty-eight has to content
Itself with occasional objections to the
Plundering progress or tne laDor steam
They propose to fix upon a platform
on which their ticket can face labor, the
fnrmer. the white collar rent payer ana
all the 101 faction, parties and cults
that are Insisting that they are tor any
body except Harding and Cox.
Thov wnnt to ko home. They are run.
ntng low In funds and their leaders think
they are losing morale. Tne convention
lacks a leader and although the dele
gates go wIM whenever Robert M. La
Follette's name is mentionev me leaaeri
fear he will not accept Tne Socialists
are here with their "Debs-Stedman" ban
ners. They call upon tho delegates td
"come out In the open," to "get on tne
band wagon," not to "throw away their
votes," not to "play Into th hands ot
the capitalists by splitting the prole
tariat vote."
Groans for Sara Gompers.
Halt the Socialist party ot Illinois is"
In' the galleries and William Z. Foster
Is on the platform with the Fltspatrlcle
crowd that howls and groans whenever
the name of Samuel Gompers is men
tioned. A third ot the assemblage, on
the floor and In the galleries. Is com
posed of women. Over In one corner a
leng, lean sun tanned man from Kansas
In tehllng what a Populist name! Pcltef
said twenty-five years ago, and tho long,
lean sun tanned men surrounding him
are applauding.
A bevy .of twenty or thirty young and
middleaged women alnp "The Interna-
tlonale" In the corridor outside. They
suggest the old Greenwich at Polly's.
They all have their hair bobbed and all
wear batik blouses ot Russian cut Four,
wear sandats and almost all ot them
have a Slav accent A negro woman is
telling a crowd of Western men and
women of the lynching ot her slater's

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