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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.
Fair today and probably to-morrow;
gentle shifting winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 78; lowest, ,65.
DtttUid wsaUwr reports will bi found on the Eatloital
IN NBW tonic CTrT.
ttmeh CENTS
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1920.-MMSftaraiiS5;.
Nsw Tork, N. T.
Try to Defeat Programme
by Various Expedients
but Yield Finally.
2,000,000 Tons Monthly to
Be Delivered, Despite
Bcfcrrod to Committee That
Will 3Iect in Geneva in
n Few Weeks.
Hill Covrttpontltnt of THE RUN AND NSW
Tcik How Copyright, 1010, by TlIB Soft
iso Xiw Y08K Hbiu.
Spa, Belgium, July 16. The Spa con
ference ended to-night by the German
plenipotentiaries signing the allied coal
demands for 2,000,000 tons monthly,
but not until tho menace In .tho proto
col, that the Allies would occupy'nddl
tional German territory In tho event
'ahe defaulted In carrying out tho
terms, had been made a supplemental
clause to the agreement and not an
integroal part of it. z
The question of reparations was re
ferred to a commission which will
meet in Geneva In a few weeks. This
commission will be composed of two
representatives from each of tho allied
Powers and two from Germany. As
finally agreed upon, the reparations
payments will be divided as follows:
France, 62 per cent.-; Great Britain,
1! per cent; Italy, 10 per cent; Bel
gium, S per cent, and Japan and
Portugal each 3-4 of 1 per cent, tho
remaining 61-2 per cent, will be di
vided among Serbia, Romania and Po
land. Beside the 8 per cent. Belgium Is
to rive. ahe wilt retain tho priority
VitfMf'lo 2,50$,OOl),O0O-War'ftim-j
which will be paid sums loaned to net
tlum by the Allies.
German Wonted Reservation.
The final session of the conference
luted until after 9 o'clock to-night For
1 time it looked as if it would be broken
off by tho refiisal or the German en
vors to sign tho coal protocol unless
their reservations regarding occupation
of the Ruhr Basin by the Allies were
iccepted by the Powers The German
representatives withdrew' and sent for
til their ministers and leading business,
men, with whom they went Into confer
ence. Finally they sent word to the Al
lied Premiers that they would sign the
coal agreement, but found It difficult
to do so without a clear reservation.
Premier Mlllerand said that the Allies
were following a twofold policy. It waa
one of conciliation and readiness to as
slit Germany to achieve economic rer
awry, ha said, and also, on the other
hand, they proposed taking every guar
antee that the treaty would be enforced.
Dr. Walter Simons, German Foreign
Minister, complained that Germany, de
spite her evidences of good will, had
been confronted with tho threat of occu
pation at each step.
But the most significant utterance
made In the conference, during the ses
lon was that of Premier Lloyd George,
who declared that there was no danger
of the occupation of the Ruhr region by
the Allies unless there were forces at
work in Germany which wanted such
occupation and which tried to hinder the
fulfilment of the coal agreement ,If the
Ruhr is occupied by the Allies, he de
clared, the fault would rest entirely with
the Germans themselves.
Charge Is n Parting Shock.
Dr. Simons' only comment was that ho
tit not know what parties were referred
to by Mr. Lloyd George. This unex
pected charge by the British Premier
was the parting shock of the conference,
When the session began this' afternoon
the Germans Immediately Introduced
their written comment on the allied an
swer to their counter proposals. They
'Jiade the request that they have per
mission to supervise tho distribution of
ht coal from Upper Silesia and that the
Allies would give special consideration to
Germany's needs.
Instead of acceDtlnsr the financial con
ditions of the Allies with satisfaction,.
the German experts greeted the allied
proposal with marked distrust and made
last effort to defeat the entire prc
tnmrae. They argued that since Ger
ny must immediately Increase her
monthly coal deliveries by 900,000 tons
this must be subtracted from the sup
P'x belonging to the German public utll
"r corporations, railroads and Indus
tries. They declared that this would
oean throwing 2,000,000 men out of
ork; would cut down tho railroad ser
vice, with only ono express train dally
between Berlin and Cologne ; would fur
ther reduce the gas and the electric sup
Ply and make living In Germany as
wretched an it waa during the worst
PIod of last year.
The Allied TrtmUrs Insisted upon y.
sear acceptance or refusal of their
rm, with the threat of occupying the
Jhr region In the event of a refusal.
right of the Allies to carry out such
fccupatlon was denied by the German
People's party members of the Cabinet
Prom an authoritative source there
ttmes the Information that the German
"Peru are gloomy and filled with fore
"dings. They characterise the allied
wmands as unreasonable, and Insist
jje Is n0 prospect of the French, Bel
Js and Italians being able to trans
it 300,000 tons of coal a month more
toan they are now receiving, at least for
tlme to come.
WT RePsratIons Commission, they
"v will permit ths Germans to use
Continued on SVt -Pas.
France's Dream Is Not Only
to Get Ruhr Basin but
Rhineland Also.
Plan to $0 Industrial Mis
tress of Europe Is Made
More Feasible.
Mlllerand Will Return to Paris
With Potential Gains If
Not Victory.
Stall Cerrttponftnt o Tub Ruji iND New
Toik Hout-D. Copyright, 1S10, by Till BVN
Sm, Belgium, July 16. During the
closing days of the conference the
profound nature of tho conflict waged
hero has becomo clearer. It Is a con
flict between British supremacy and
the French dream of becoming one of
tho strong industrial nations of tho
world. France's alms not only have
been to separate trio Ruhr Basin from
Germany, but also to, separate the
Rhineland from her, and should this
dream come true tho French purpose!
so to Improve conditions in these
areas that tho people there would ac
cept federation with France.
This would give 'France domination
over the most concentrated Industrial
centre In the world and make her un
disputed mistress of the Continent
France's rival at Spa has not been
Germany, but Great Britain. Ger
many's role here has been to be moved
about like a pawn In "this game be
tween Premier Lloyd George and Pre
mier Mlllerand,
France' Chief Weapon,
France's most powerful weapon Is
the treaty of Versailles, the terms of
twhlch- tho-Germans-Hirei now unable
to fulfil. Prance has only to evoke
the. spirit of this treaty and of nllled
public opinion which clings to it in
order to win allied consent to her
programme of reprisals.
Since tho San Remo conference of
the Premiers the Supreme Council has
accepted, the principle of occupation
of German territory in connection
with Germany's failure to' llvo up to
the treaty terms. Here. In Spa this
occupation principle has been pub
licly and officially written Into the
allied platform. ,
Premier Lloyd George has wielded
against France's weapon of the treaty
the far less powerful political weapon
of the need of giving Germany a
chance to get on her feet economic
ally If she Is to be able to pay. The
British Premier can always count on
the power of Great Britain's financial
dictatorship in Europe, but on ques
tions arising out of tho treaty this
power is not absolute.
So far Premier Mlllerand has gained
much potentially and Premier Lloyd
George has won much actually The
treaty ' has been actually revised, and
now It gives the Germans time to dis
arm. Also It has been modified In con
nection with the coal programme and In
favor of the Germans. In addition, to
all Oils. France now must pay to the
Germans n burdensome amount of
money; In cash or In food, on all the
coal she receives.
Empty Handled, Not Defeated.
Premier Mlllerand. It "appears to-day,
will return to Paris from Spa empty
handed, but that Is not to say that he
has been virtually defeated. France's
Industrial dreams are far more tangi
ble since the Spa conference opened.
Germany has not been helped substan
tially. On the contrary, the psychologi
cal effect of the Spa conference on Ger
man public opinion has been so to Incite
German nationalism and to so Imperil
German peace that the French hep for
disorder In Germany and for a new pre
text for the occupation of additional
German territory seems quite a safe one.
The policy of Dr. Walter Simons, Ger
man Foreign Minister, at Spa has been
to risk a political crisis In Berlin rather
than -Invite any reprisals by obstinacy.
It Is his Idea that, Germany must post
pone the day of allied occupation as
long as possible, meanwhile trusting
British Interests to protect Germany
while they are protecting themselves.
There Is another reason why 'the Ber-
ti n,..-nmnt van xrllltn IP to Yield
Mil KMV - --
much to, avoid' an allied occupation, of
the Ruhr. Reference nas oeen maae to
the fact that Germans In the territory
along the Rhine already occupied by
the Allies are the most prosperous, the
most peaceful and tho best fed In all
Germany. News' of conditions obtaining
in the Rhineland has spread Into the
Ruhr rtglon, and It Is believed here that
an allied occupation of the latter ter
ritory would result In a distinct gain In
..iMi.-.n Izzx'ti Her- Hl!-a ai!r.r.r
assertions when he referred to "negro
Ceremony Takes Place la Foreign
OSes In. Paris.
Paths, July 16: The exchange of rati
fications of the treaty of St Germain,
-which established peace between the Al
lies and Austria, took place this morning
In the Clock Room at the Foreign Office.
Jules Cambon presided over the cere
mony. Afterward M. Hertsh. representing
Ciecho-eiovakla, signed the agreement
for the protection of minorities within
the former territory of the Austxo-Hun-girlan
May Postpone League's
Financial Congress
GPA, Belgium, July 10. The
allied representatives hero
have telegraphed to tho Secre
tary General of tho Leaguo oi
Nations in London asking for a
postponement of the financial
conference at Brussels until
aftor September 16, The des
patch said it was considered that
tho conference could not com
bino tho olemonta necessary to
achieve tho results for which It
was summoned.
Tho International. Financial
Congress was to bo held in Brus
sels July 23. It was to discusi
economic conditions of tho va
rious nations. The United States
was to have been represented un
officially by throo representa
Deaths of Part of Imperial
Family Described by Her
Farmer Courier.
Grand Duchess Tried Three
Times to Escapo From Fire
and Was Bayonettcd.
ip.rfal Catte Dttpateh to Tub Son ind Nsw
Tots itaAiD. Copyright, 1M0, t-v Tim Sun
and New Yoik limits.
Paris, July 16. "I. saw the Grand
nuehess Tatiana attempt three times
to escapo from the fiery furnace, until
finally her body waa pierced time ana
again by bayonets and she expired at
the feet of her executioners. As to
the Czarina and tho Crorevitch, press
ing close together, they marched boldly
almost automatically toward the
pyre, In which they disappeared in.
clouds of smoke.
"I dosed my eyes, faint from the
odor of burning flesh, and fell upon
my knees in despair."
This thrilling reoiuu oi um
the Empress of Russia and her children
appeared here to-day In a volume en
titled "The List Ciarlna," by Charles
Henri Omesast who obtained tho narra
tive from -vioxU Dolrovltx,. formerly a.
courier of the Ciarlna and who later,
became a, lieutenant In the Red army
which assassinated the Russian 'mperlal
family. BoVrlng all the Indications' of
authenticity, Dolrovlt's description of
the murder of the Czarina and her
children dissipates the doubt which has
existed throughout the world regarding
the death of the Czar's family, at the
samo time confirming the herctifore
vague assertions by British and French
official Investigators that at lean some
of the Russian imperial famly wre vlo
tlms of the holocaust which privlded
the climax to the wild Bolshevist orgy
of hatred. .
Surrounded by Cestui faces Takoleff.
the Soviet Commissioner, who was
..honr.ri with minrdinar the Czar's family.
approached the Ciarlna, saying:
Y HO Ot iwuiiiuvil, JUL1 vMv.
sovereign Justice. Tour husband was a
drinker ot the blood of the people, Nich
olas already has expiated his crimes, and
so have his accomplices."
with t, tnnr-hlnc sresturs of maternal
love the Cxarlna pressed her. son to her
bosom, ana, ner voice nnea wiui suppli
cation but still dignified, said:
Take my life, but my son Is Innocent
of all the crimes with which I am re
proached. In the name ot Justice and
pity save this unfortunate child 1 Save
these women who are with me and who
never were your enemies If you need
a head take m.lna after that of your
Czar. Two crowned heads is not that
But the commissioner was implacable.
"The Soviet has condemned your fam
ily to death," he said. "I have no course
but to obey Its decision." i
As the Czarina uttered a prayer for
her son Yakoleff gave orders for the
guard to surround them and to conduct
ttem to a wooded park known as "Forest
Winds," hundreds of bloodthirsty resi
dents of Ekaterinburg following the pro
cession. Already the trees In the. park
were aflre, ready for tho victims, but
the Czarina showed no fear. Instead she
had concern only for the Czarevitch.
At this point another pathetic incident
occurred. A man named Dverienko, the
Czarevitch's sailor guard, refused to
leave the youth, the heir to the throne of
Russia, to whom he was attached by
years of affection. The tormentors
bandaged the pallor's eyes and when ho
attempted to burst through .their lines
with the Czarevitch he fell, pierced by
a score of bayonet?. His body was
thrown Into' a ditch by the roadside. J
Only Photographer Meet
Them at Station.
pdal CabU Dtipatch to Tits Sex nd Kmw
Yok Hauls. Copyright, iito, tv Tim Sen,
tNn New' YoK. lUautn.
Paris. July 17. "Doug" and Mary.
or. In tourist phraseology, Mr, and Mrs. ,
Douglas FairnanKs, arrived in raris
from Orei.oblo yesterday, hut something1
fruit have haoDened to their publicity
"works'' here, for, unlike their tumultu-,
bus reception in London, tne ran sta
tion was almost deserted when the
"world's sweetheart" bestowed her best
close up smile on a meagre group of
photographers. They will go to Cher
bourg next' Friday and sail for New
Fairbanks confided to a reporter for(
Tm Sun and Niw York Hsrald that
Jie intends to get home as quickly asf
possible ana raise tne capiiai in ouua :
a string of theatres throughout Europe. I
"The "movie' industry is xar oenina tne
times here," he. said. "American Initia
tive' would start competition among
Continental producers."
He Intends to return to Franca next
September .to be filmed In "The Three
Musketeers.'" while his wife will go to
London to be filmed In 'little Lord
Fauntlerey.' U
BY R. R.
Present Company Indorsed
and Standard Contract '
Asked ofLC.C.
Executives Adopt Five
Standards to Speed
Car Service. n
Measures Call for 30 Per Cent.
, Increase in Daily Car
The Association of Railway Execu
tives has decided to recommend to the
Government that tho American Rail
way Express Company be continued
and that the express business be han
dled as It was during tho war under
the control of ono company. Tills
decision was reached at a meeting
yesterday of 100 of the leading rail
way executives of the United States
and Canada, at which It was also de
cided to Inaugurate a cooperative and
concerted effort to solve tho trans
portation and congestion crisis with
the facilities existing at the present
time. Five standards of service were
set as tho goal for united effort, as
1. An avorago dally minimum
movement of freight cars of not
less than thirty miles per car per
2. An average loading of thirty
tons por car.
. 3. Reduction of bad order cars to
a maximum of 4 per cent, of total
4. An early and substantial re
duction In tho number of locomo
tives now unfit for service.
5. More effective efforts to bring
about tho roturn of cars to the
member roads.
In order, to check ihe results which
are -ttf isWaatrnedthaefjVuto'
adopted -at? j'esterday's mttjtTflg pro'
vlded for tho forwarding 'o the ad
visory committee of tho Association
of Railway Executives, Daniel Wll
lard, chairman, or, If designated, to the
car service commission at Washing
ton of daily reports of performance
under tho five standards prescribed.
Labor ana Pnbllo Molt Ilelp.
Nothing less than a JO per cent, in
crease In the speed of railroad freight
car movement Is contemplated by the
resolution and the railroad men ex
pressed the opinion that with full co
operation on the part of labor and the
public the goal Is not impossible off at
tainment The mbvement of freight cars
per car per day Is now 23.9 miles.
Under the Railroad Administration the
day rate of movement ranged from 23
miles to 24 miles. The best previous
record wan made In -April to December.
1917. when a maximum movement of 26
miles per car per day was recorded
under private operation n cooperation
with the war boards which existed at
that time. Before, the war 21 to 22
miles per oar per day was a high water
m "'proposed tentative contract for sig
nature by the railroads and the Ameri
can Railway Express Company was
submitted. This was accepted in the
main and because certain questions or
revenues ot tho railroads dre Involved
In the proposed contract, which will
go Into effect on September 1, the gen
eral counsel of the association, Alfred
p Thorn, was directed to submit to the
interstate Commerce Commission the
form of contract for Its approval.
Upon such 'approval the association,
the statement said, will recommend to
the member roads a standard form of
contract to be made between the Indi
vidual companies and the express com
pany. note Increase! Looked Por.
Tho reasons for the acceptance of the
express company's proposal are set forth
In the statement as follows: "It la the
t v.n.f nf h members of the
association that this will be In the public
Interest. As a practical quwuon
was really no alternative because of
conditions brought about by the war."
Neither the express company nor th
Association of Railway Executives would
. . nf th tentative contract
iriYO gui - v .. .
on the ground there should be no
DUbllO 'CiUCUSSlon UBiuro u.o
settled by" the Interstate Commerce Com
t. arncd. however, -that
the American Railway Express Company
has an aopucation oeiore mo uiuuow
slon for a 25 per cenU Increase In rates.
" .V. i. n. that mieh an In
crease would provide for ;b6th the oper.
ntlnrr expenses or mo nuiroau mm u.o
, in tho matter of ex-
express aiuv"i . : . .
press transportation and for 6 to 6
per cent, reuirp
nroDerty used for movements of express,
r... .. . thn railroads make no
wnue wvuu.v-..j ----
miarantee of earnings for the express
company, wu . ..--. f
nrovldes that after the operating ex
v !' mt. both of the railroad and
express company, an amount. If earned,
euual to s per ccuu uu u.
company Investment will be given to
Continued on gscond Paot-
t P.H. at Mala Office, MO Braubrar.
P.M. at former Herald Of life, Herald
Boll&lax, Htnld Bqsare.
IP. U. at all other Brsseh Otflee.
(locations UiUd on Editorial Page.)
Bad U.S. Whiskey Aufe
Dry' Fight in Scotland
'TORONTO, Ontario, July 16.
A Suggestion that tho "atro
clous" quality of American whis
key sont t6 Scotland during tho
war has "sickened" tho Scots
men of liquor was made by C. J,
Bell and tho Rev. J. Balloy, two
olllpera of tho Dominion Alliance
working for prohibition in Scot
land.' ,
Tells Militants Ho Seeks No
Credit, Is Working;
, for 86th State.
Nominee and President Will
Hold Heralded Conference
on Lcaguo To-morrow. '
By a Btall Corrrsponitnt o Tint Son INo
New Yoik nnuu.
Columdus, Ohio, July 16. Gov. Cox
took, full political advantago to-day
of a "demand" by the National Wom
an's party that ho use all ,his"
power and influence as the .Demo
cratic Presidential nominee to force
the ratification by Tennessee of the
woman suffrage amendment to the
Constitution. Ho promised to do
everything the women wanted done
and a HtUe bit more, and thon started
for Washington to attend tho much
heralded Sunday mornlngi conference
with President Wilson. '
The meeting between the "mado In
French Lick" nominee and the leaders
of the militant suffragists gavo all the
evidence Imaginable of being a neat
little play (o givo to Cox such credit
as may "bo had out of the suffrage
Issue. Numbering about fifty In all,
the suffragists revealed to the nom
Ineo what Urriblo persona tho Re
publicans nre, having obtained ratifi
cation of the suffrage amendment by
only twenty-nine States of the thirty
five so far recorded. And then the
nominee, studiously perceiving the
LiUuatlon, ppenod up his, heart for the
t"r.fiVhnrn-n nf thft 'rtillHa "Ahd mod-'
estly insisted he should1 have no
credit for what plainly was his duty
In getting aftor the Tennessee Legis
lature. Just exactly what, the women wanted
done they did not reveal to Gov. Cox,
although at tne rinlsh he suggested It
might be a helpful thing for him to dis
cuss the situation with some committee
or other, if that appeared the proper
way to proceed.
Views Are Sllahtly, Har.
Even Miss Alice Paul, leader of the
group, found herself unable to tell after
the conference what Gov. Cox was to do
about It, since it Is known that Gov.
Roberts of Tennessee has called a meet
ing of the Tennessee Legislature to meet
In special session on August 9; .since
President Wilson already has requested
that the Legislature ratify the amend
ment; since the Democratic National
Committee recommended precisely the
same thing In San Francisco and since
there is sUght question that the recom
mended course will be followed, thereby
giving votes to women at the coming
election. '
Gov. Cox received the women at two
o'clock In the reception room of the Gov
ernor's offloo In the State House, listen
ing Intently to a scries of addresses run
off with Miss Paul as the starter. Those
wlio did the talking included Mrs. S. 0.
Haverheyer of New York city, Mrs, Flor
ence Bayard Hllles of Wilmington, who
insisted .on referring to the nominee aa
Gov. Clement; Mrs. James M. Rector of
Columbus, and five or six others. They
raid many things, the general tenor of
which was that the party which really
would put over the thirty-sixth State for
suffrage would stand a mighty fine
chance of getUng all the women's votes
In sight
Then Gov. Cox started. In shcor seven
hundred words ho brushed aside all
thought of obtaining credit for doing
anything the women wantffd hlhj to do.
Insisting that such support as the
women, when they had the vote, desired
to give to him should bo solely because
of the progressive things for which he
and his followers stand.
Cox's Address to Suffragists.
Here Is the speech In part:
"I find nothing In Holy Writ nor any
where elso which shows the Almighty
ever gave man the right to say that he
should vote and woman should not. Un
less wo continue to believe in the sov
ereignty of God we might Just as well
take down tho flag of civilization. I
have heard It said by those who oppose
suffrage that It will not help the affairs
of the nation, for the reason that It will
Introduce too much of .the element of
emotionalism Reduce this to Its es
sence and you have the belief on the
part of the objector that with women
the heart assumes a control over the
mind In serious matters.
"ntirlntp fhft urn, tt m. t..t 1.-. . . . .
.o , tutu lusi Blffni
of the Idealism that guided us we would
have failed. We held to It because our
emotions were aroused. The brain alone
could not have saved us. Having helped
to save, the democracy of the world
women are entitled to become a think
ing and active part of It
"In Ohio we passed through the ex
perience of discarding the old order and
i i
Continued TAlrd Page.
6F.BL Satarday at Hala OMoc, as
P.M. at former Herald Otfle. Hsnli
BaUdta. HeraW Beware.
P.M. at ail othr Brsseh Offlees,
(Locations Utt4 on Editorial Patejr
Will Contest Over Triangu
lar Course in Dash for
Second Leg of Cup.
Resolute' Installs Wooden
Gaff afid Shamrock a
New Bowsprit.
Crews of Both Vessols Eager
to Make Speed Record
Betting; Is Even. ,
Resolute and Shamrock IV. will
cross the starting lino off Sandy Hook
at noon to-day spick and span and In
flno condition for the Bccond race of
tho series of contests for tho Amer
ica's Cup. The damago which both
yachts suffered In Thursday's race
has been repaired and the skippers
of both craft Capt Charles Francis
Adams of Resolute and Capt. William
P. Burton of Shamrock IV. said last
night that everything was satisfactory"
and In readiness for the second race.
A new steel gaff to replace tho one
which broke Thursday was at first
placed on Resolute, hut it foiled to
satisfy either Capt Adams or Rob
ert Emmons, managing owner of tho
craft, and It was removed to bo re
placed by a wooden spar which
passed muster and will be used to
day. The mainsail then was bent and
placed under tho canvas cover, al
though It will be removed this morn
ing and the sail hoisted so that' it will
be thoroughly dry by tho time tho
race starts. Both 'Capt Adams and
Mr. Emmons said last night they were
confident Resolute would Win to-day's
Remeasnresaents Explained.
,,t -UwtaTachi--Club: last
night it was announced that the club's
measurer had. gone .down to Bandy
Hook to remeasure both the Shamrock
and the. Resolute, H. do B. (Parsons,
chairman of' the club's regatta commit
tee, in discussing the ' remeasurement,
said :
'"The Resolute Is being remeasured be
cause of her using a new gaff, and 'there
probably will be no change In her rating.
As to the Shamrock, we will not know
until we get his report Under tho orig
inal measurement tho Shamrock has a
rating of 64.4, which compelled her to
give the Resolute' an allowance of 7
minutes 1 second.
"In order to reduce the allowance the
club topsail was cut down somewhat
This reduced the rating to 9S.08, and
the allowance 'to the Resolute was 6
minutes, 40 seconds.
"When the Shamrock came out to the
starting line on Thursday it had rigged
up that extra strip of canvas that ran
along her- mast from the Inboard' end
of her boom almost'to the Jaws of her
''As she was not measured with this
extra strip of canvas we notified her
skipper that she would have to' be re
measured, as we considered It a change
of rig, and under the rules a yacht has
no .right to change her rig without
notifying ttie club. If the Shamrock
does not use this extra strip of canvas,
of course her rating1 will remain the
same and she will have .to allow the
Resolute 6 minutes and 10 seconds i
while If she does, tt probably will add
a few seconds to the Resolute's allow
ance.'' Dally Race After Tuesday.
Mr. Parsons said that after next
Tuesday the yachts would race every
day, but that either contestant has the
right to claim an extra layoff day If it
notifies the committee by 8 o'clock at
night that It needs this extra day to
prepare to race.
It was also announced that If the
mark' boat for any reason failed to reach
the mark in tlmo the Corsair would take
her place at the first mark and the tor
pedo destroyer Mason, which carries the
America's Cup committee, would take a
similar position at the second mark.
There was considerable surprise yes
terday afternoon when It was learned
that Shamrock IV. also had been dam
aged. From the reluctant and rather
laconlo statements which came from the
Shamrock It appears that some time
during the run home before the wind the
bowsprit iron worked Inboard and that
on this account the bowsprit cracked
and showed signs of a burst which might
leave the big green boat in a disabled
To what extent the Injury amounted
was not exactly known, -but for a dis
abled boat the Shamrock did a wonder
ful piece of sailing In her run home to
her anchorage off the Horseshoe after
she had crossed the line a winner. With
a staysail and mainsail she drove along
like a phantom of the waves and passed
tugs and speed launches like a craft be
witched, and. castin- all danrer to the
winds, her skipper drove her to the limit
Mil,, , wuuuw.4 t.i,ut uciuKoneu won
derful confidence In her heavy weather
Still, to Insure her safety, another
bowsprit was fitted on the Shamrock IV,
and she will go head down to the line
read), her crew believes, to add another
leg to the unsatisfactory one which al
ready stands to her credit When asked
about the bowsprit Capt William P.
Burton said:
"1 think we could have finished even
with the bowsprit Injured as It waa had
we to race home."
To. those around the Hook yesterday
It looked as K a mountain had been
mado out of a molehill with regard to
the smash on the challenger.
Sir Thomas Lipton was la a genial
Investigators Would ,
Curb Japanese Influx
GTOCKTON, CnL, July 10.
T,ho Houso ot Representatives
committeo of naturalization ana
Immigration, having- spont tho
last few days at Sacramento In
hearing teatimoiy on tho Japan
ese situation In California, re
sumed Its labors here to-day.
The committee has viewed many
towns and country sections
whore, according to tho evidence,
Japanese merchants and farmers
were In tho majority. It has
been the guest of George Shlma,
a leader among the Japaneso in
California and reputed to bo the
wealthiest of tho many colonists.
The committeo has nbt formu
lated any report yet, but Ave of
the 'members have stated that
they believe from their investi
gations that , steps should be'
taken to curb tho influx of
Japaneso and to regulate the so
clal and economic life of those
already here.
Now York and Jersoy Sliores
Hold Thousands as Blaze
Is Fought.
Flames Subdued, but Plant in
Edgowater Is Damaged
A spectacular fire that sent huge
billows of smoko rolling across the
Hudson River and over the apart
ment houses of Washington Rights,
with the resultant rumor tliat build
ings on the upper end of Manhattan
Island were In flames, destroyed lost
night part of tho plant of the Mid
land Linseed Oil Company at Edge
water and River roads, t Edgowa'tcr,
N. J, across the river 'from 129th
street The Are was brought under
control after almost two hours Of
hard work by the Are departments of
Edgewater, Forth Bergcri, Cllffslde.
and several other New Jersey towns.
. iThp, flames. brealtlnB' Into a number
Of barrels of oil sent up. the greatest
volume of smoko of any fire In recent
months. It roso from the plant In
huge pillars, spreading over all that
section ,of New Jersey and across the
river to Manhattan. Besides the
smoko Manhattanltes could seo the
glare of the fire from this sldo of the
river, and' Riverside Drive was soon
lined with several thousand persons
watching the blaze. Tho driveway on
the Palisades "also was lined with spec
tators and fnany crossed from Now
York on the Fort' Lee ferry.
The fire was discovered at 8 o'clock
by Traffio Patrolman Patrick O'Brien
of the Edgewater Police. Department,
who saw smoke coming from the win
dows of the Midland company's repair
shop. He sent In an alarm, and .when
Chief William P. Ingold of Company 1,
Edgewater, reached the scene a general
alarm was sent in, bringing the ap
paratus from other towns.
The main plant of the company Is 160
feet from the repair shop, and the re
men devoted their (efforts to preventing
a spread of the flames. Next to the
Midland plant Is the plant of tho Valvo
ltne 011 Company, and next to that the
United States Aluminum Company, the
largest factory in Edgewater. The ef
forts of the firemen were so successful
that neither the main plant of the Mid
land company nor either of the other
concerns was damaged.
Only ono man was- hurt, so far as
could be learned last night Otto Meyer,
a contractor and a volunteer fireman of
Company 1 of Edgewater, went Into the
repair shop after a "rumor had spread
that a man was caught In there, He
was burned about the face and body be
fore he could get out He was attended
by Dr. Charles S. Buckley and was then
taken home.
Writer Sees No Need for Help
if People Will Work.
Epertal Cabli Despatch to Tub Son and Nrw
Toax Hsuld. Copyright, 1)10, by Thb Son
amd New Yoik limit n.
Paws, July 16. The French are be
ginning to realize that America Is not
likely to extend great financial aid to
Europe until the Internal prosperity and
needs of the United States are provided
for. This Is evident from a long edito
rial by Louis Thomas in VAvenir this
mqrnlng, when he refers to the great
task of reconstructing the American
railroad systems as one of the things
which will deter American capital from
flowing toward Europe.
"We, aro not entitled to asK America
to disturb herself for us," he says.
"W would be fools to hope that they
would place the Interests of Europo be
fore those of American business and
America's systems ot, railroad commu
nications, which are the circulatory sys
tems of that country.
"Nevertheless, we will obtain some
American money to aid us in affairs
which seem to the Americans to offer
some chances for large profits. It re
mains for us to handle our own affairs
economically and diligently. France
and her colonies .are rich enough, land
we will not have' to ask assIstaWo It
the French people will only work '
Ormsbee Told Xever to Return.
Wail. Wajmji, Wash., July i. E.
R Ormsbee, Non-Partlsan League
,Vta nttv trwrinv itter ha
had been waited upon by a ommlttee
of ax-service men, wno iota na never
to return. ' V, i
Many Persons Faint and
Becomo Hysterical, but ,
None Seriously Hurt.
Water Main Bursis and
False Fire Alarm .Adds
to Excitement.
Prisonors in Jails Go Almost
"Wild Many Women and
Children in Hospitals.
Los Anoki.es, July ,16. Four sever
earthquakes hore to-day threw the
city and Its suburbs into excitement.
Indirectly caused a number of In
juries to men, women and children
and slightly; damaged several build
ings, chiefly' old ones, but none to a
great extent.
While tne shocks seemed to centre
In Los' Angeles, some, wero felt mora
than thirty miles away, but, as In
this city, no material damage was re
ported. An unusually warm morning pro
duced from some citizens the remark,
"Good earthquake weather." It waa
said In Jest and none Was moro sur
prised than those who mado the re
mark when tho first temblor came
at 10:10 In the morning.
It felt much as does the sudden
stopping of a street car operated by
an Inexperienced motorman, only that
the temblor produced tho unpleasant
sonsatlon multiplied many times.
Excitement In many cases hysterical,
followed the first shock and hardly had
been calmed, when at 1 :27 In the after
noon came the second, followed two min
utes later by the third, and then a fourth
at t :tt. The two in the afternoon wero
sharper than that of the morning,' and
the agitation ot the citizens became pro
longed. It was some' time before It was
fi. case of "bdslness as usual."
AVfjaist r fantc In Places.
' n S$0 P'aces Were scenes almost
like In o? panic, soma persons runnlfig for.
tho Opofi; some fainting1, some stopping,
t6 pray ' Ijany gathered at street lnteM
sections waiting to see what would hap
pen. Others, who felt they must be on
their way, walked down the middle of
the streets with watchful eyes on thev
buildings. Many sought Pershing square,
In the heart of tho downtown district, aa
a sanctuary.
Mortar was Jarred from brick walls
and plaster from ceilings; cracks ap
peared In some of the older structures,
a water main was broken, a few copings
and chimneys fell, part of an embank
ment collapsed, throwing soil and brick
into the street ahd plate glass windows
in some of the downtown .department
stores were broken.
While the excitement was at Its height
rumors of horror travelled fast but
when It had subsided there was not one
report ot any extensive damage to any
establishment while the worst injury
recorded was a broken leg, caused when
a brick fell from the top of a building
and struck an elderly man.
Perhaps the greatest clamors came
from tho prisoners In , the county and
city Jails. In the former 400 prisoners
felt the morning shock with compara
tive calm, but became wildly excited at
the first of the two lnj the afternoon.
They yelled, shook the bars of their
cells and screamed to be taken out
The turnkeys were trying to quiet them
when the third came. The resultant up
roar lasted an hour.
City Jail Is PnmaKed,
Prisoners In the city Jail were less
excited, although the building was
slightly damaged, old cracks In the walls
widening and plaster falling.
For hours the receiving hospital main
tained by the city was crowded with
women and children, most of them hav
ing fainted In tho excitement of the
temblors. Some, however, suffered
more serious accidents. Private and
emergency hospitals were overflowing
with hysteria and fainting cases.
Adding to tho excitement was a fire
alarm turned In when a piece of coping
felt from a building at Main and Mar
ket streets, breaking a fire alarm box.
When the fire department responded
some ot the excited persons brought out
the city ambulances by telephoning to
the Dollco department that a number of
persons had been Injured.
Los Angues nas oeen visuea laiaiy oy
several minor earthquakes, or temblors.
Just before San Francisco entertained
the Democratic National Convention a
few of theso shake were recorded.
Inasmuch as the disaster which came
to San Frapclsco In 1906 inevitably must
be recalled when temblors come, persons
who visited Los Angeles recently report
that for several weeks the residents of
the city have been In a rather ner
vous state.
Los Angeles and Its suburbs are popu
lated largely by persons engaged In the
making of motion pictures, most of
these being from the East and not so
hardened to the temblors as nre the
native sons. As a consequence, consid
erable anxiety was expressed In this
city last night over the extent of tho
earth shocks.
University Seismograph Reg
isters Them for 40 Minutes.
Washington, July 16, ThaWSt of
the earthquake tremors reported from
Los Angeles wero recordeAty the seis
mograph at Georgeowntnlverslty, the
Instrument Indicating j total duration
of forty minutes,
The first disturbance was noted at
12 :S0 P. M.. and continued until 1 P.H
The greatest disturbance was between
12:32 and 12:34. Observers at the
.University computed the movement to
have occurred at a distance of at least
3,300 miles from Washington.

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