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Partly fcloudy and warmer to-day; showers to-night or to-morrow. Highest temperature yesterday, 8r $ lowest, 65 Dttalled weather report! on editorial pat. tin. IT SHINES FOR. ALL VOL. LXXXVII. NO. 21. NEW YOltK, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2JL, 1919. owrtoM. , tv t. mmis, 0i mmm -asocial. 92 PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS STEEL PLANTS "FOR TIFIED" FOR STRIKE STARTING TO-NIGHT; TEN THOUSAND DEPUTIES SWORN IN IN PITTSBURG DISTRICT; PACT FOES IN SENA TE SURE OF WINNING FIRST TEST VOTE fl V?iiflME7 Y) 1 1 B. R. T. IS FACING THE LOSS OF 26 SDRFACE LINES Garrison Warns That Jt Cannot Pay llental to Brooklyn City Co. MUST PASS DIVIDENDS fatter Company Has Been Hun at Loss of $50,000. Every Month. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Com pany may liic tho lines that aro the backbone of Its surface system. Llnd ley M. Garrison, receiver, will inform Federal Judge Julius M. Mayor on Eeptember 29 that ho will not bo ablo to pay rental due the Brooklyn City Railroad Company 'on October 1 and ask for Instructions. Judge Mayer severed the Eighth and Ninth avenue Bnes of tho New York Railways Com pany in Manhattan on a petition for Instructions under somewhat similar circumstances. Whether twenty-six surface lines will tie cut from the B. n. T. system depends tpon the attitude of the owners and the Judgment of the court A circular sent yesterday by Frank Lyman, president of the Brotklyn City Railroad Company, to stockholders of that company an-1 nounced the appointment of a committee thtt "has been charged with power to take such steps as may be found to be necessary to protect the Interests of the company and Its security holders." Non-payment of the October rental Instalment will cause the Brooklyn City Company to pass payment of Its October dividend. The company has J12.000.000 In capital stock outstanding no .part of which is owned fthe B:,R. T. "Its lease Is to the Brooklyn Heights Rail road Company, a subsidiary of the B. R. T., for 939 years at 31.200.000, pay able In quarterly Instalments, with taxes ted Interest on bonds additional. Taxes amount to more than $150,000 a year. Slxtr Days of Grace. The lease glvea the lessee sixty days of trace In the event of a tentative de fault In a rental instalment, so that an adjustment will bo possible until Decem ber 1, The lessor company has 36.925, 800 In bonds outstanding, of which 34, 111,000 are In the hands of the public. The Brooklyn City Company Is the enly leased railroad system In the B. R. T., but as It owns 131 miles of single surface track In the borough. It Is the backbone of the B. R, T. trolley system. The lines It controls are Avenue C, Bushwlck avenue. Cal vary Cemetery, Court street, Crosstown, Cypress Hills, Flatbush avenue, flush ing avenue, Flushing-Knickerbocker, Flushlns-Rldgewood, Fulton street. Gates avenue, Graham avenue. Grand street. OreenDolnt. Hamilton avenue. Lorlmer street, Myrtle avenue, Nassau avenue. Nostrand avenue, Putnam ave nue. Richmond Hill. Sixteenth avenue, Sixty-fifth street. Bay Ridge, Sixty-fifth VMrcet-Fort Hamilton. Third avenue, Thirty-ninth street-Fort Hamilton, Tompkins avenue and Union avenue. Defaulted September IS. The B. R. T. made default on Sep tember 15 In the payment of MS, 034 due as the Income tax for 1918 of the lessor company. The lessor paid the tax Instalment to avoid the penalties. The situation Is one of difficulty. While a severance would Involve tho abolition of 2 cent transfers between lines of the Brooklyn City Company and other surface lines of the B. R. T. this relief would be relatively slight, because the Brooklyn City Company bas nearly one-half of the total track age of the entire B. R. T. surface system. . As an Independent system, the Brook lyn City Company has been losing 150,000 a month on operating expenses, according to the estimates of the re ceiver's experts. The company had J00.O0O In cash reserve on July 15 and the estimated deficit would mako short work of thin. The committee for the stockholders w composed of President Lyman, Vlce- jresiaent Henry F. Noyes, Alfred R. Rorr, James Ttmpson and Harold T. white. 'ARREST FOR $1,000,000 LIBERTY BOND THEFT 32 Banks Victimized and IS Men Killed. Special Veipatch to Tn Sex. . 8t- Louis, Sept. 20. Walter L. Ma jor, also known as O. W. Von Myre, 1 year nl'l ... . re by operatives of the FInkerton yi nnd Iocal detectives to-day in in """"on wKh the theft of 11.000,000 i.rrertjr bonds from thirty-two banks If..? the last lx months in which mieert men have been killed. The rob beries occurred In Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma. With Major at the time of his ar- i.i " a weman who first gave her wfc i 18 r' Pttulln von Myre, but ucmeo. inai rne was Major's yil' S,ha al, "fused to tell the police ?..Mral. name' but admitted that she resided In Ki.ri.s- r-.... . Major, It Is alleged, Is a member of ,.iv,f wh'ch- "i August IT, held up a rambling house at 1209 Grand avenue, W.a Ciir' klIllnB one th9 epers. In the battle which followed .ii'ma" Jonn " rorU was killed, another policeman wounded seriously ot .th0 bandits shot and Sinn Fein Journals in Ireland Suppressed J)UBLIN, Sept. 20. The" fivo leading Sinn Fein organs and transport workers newspapers, as well as soveral provincial week lies, were suppressed to-day by the police because they had pub lished advertisements for the so called Irish Republican loan. Where newspapers operated their own plants the raiders rendered the presses unworkable. THEO. P. SHOUTS, LONGJLL, DIES End Comes to Head of Intcr ' borough Rapid, Transit Early This Morning. YEARS IN RAILWAY LIFE Mastered-Task of Saving thd Transportation System of City Prom Chaos. Theodore P. Shonts, president of tho Interborough Rapid Transit Com pany and one I of tho best known street railway executives In tho world, died at 1:39 o'clock this morning In his home at 330 Park avenue. He had been ill since last June, when ho was stricken in the Interborough of- flees. Since then ho had been close to death many times, but rallied re peatedly, giving hope that eventually he 'would emerge the victor in tho long battle he had waged for life. Mr. Shonts suffered another relapse a few days ago, and yesterday his physician again reported that ho was a very sick man. In the afternoon they reported his condition was criti cal and toward night announced that his caso was virtually hopeless. From them on to tho end his condition con tinued to grow worse and every ef fort to restore him to consciousness failed. When he was taken 111 originally Mr. Shonts apeared to be suffering from a goneral breakdown. Congestion of the lungs developed from this Illness. An operation afforded some relief, and then the patient was called upon to undergo two more operations. Each time he rallied, his remarkable vitality assert ing itself In his favor on each occasion. At least six or seven times during the summer Mr. Shonts's relatlveand the physicians attending htm virtually gave up hope for his recovery, but each time there came a change which renewed their belief that eventually his extraordinary fighting power would win. The two greatest achievements in the career of Theodore. Perry Shonts, presi dent of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company and affiliated transportation lines, have been his organization of work upon the Panama Canal during President Roosevelt's Administration, which paved the way for the successful completion of the project, and his de velopment of the New York subway systems under a plan by which the municipality becomes a partner in the building and operation of Its railways. Herculean Tasks Completed. Both ot these Jobs constituted her culean tasks, but In each case Mr. Shonts tackled his problems boldly and successfully. Both at Panama and in New York Mr. Shonts brought order out of chaos and left his work in such shape that his successors would be able to carry It on. Mr. Shonts was selected to head the second Isthmian Canal Commission in 1901 after the first commission had failed to show satisfactory results. President Roosevelt was convinced that a good railroad man was needed for the work, and Paul Morton, then Secretary of the Navy, suggested Mr. Shonts. At tne President's request William Howard Tnft, then Secretary .of War, wrote sev eral prominent business men stating that Mr. Shonts was being considered for the responsible post and asking their opinion upon his qualifications. All of the re piles assured Mr. Taft that Mr. Shonts was "Just the man for the Job." Accordingly President Roosevelt wired Mr. Shonts offering htm the position and his (communication was delivered In March, 1905, when Mr. Shonts was cruis ing the West indies as guest of Mr. Morton on the latter's yacht, the Dol phin. Mr. Shonts- was surprised. He said at the time that he knew very little about Panama; but he recognized the shrewdness of the President In selecting a railroad man to head the commission, for he considered the big problem to be transportation the moving of exca vated material from the cut to trie spill banks the moving of sand, rock, ce ment and iron to the points for the lo cation of the locks along the route. He knew that the condition at the time was chaotlot that Mr. Taft had said of the first commission that it had not " so developed itself into an execu tlve body as to give hopethat it might bo u&ed .successfully as an Instrument for carrying on the immense executive burden Involved In tho construction of tho canal." Tho acceptance of the President's of fer meant material sacrifice, but he con sidered it his patriotic duty to accept provided he might receive full author ity, for he felt that by no other means could success pe auameu. A few .days later Mr. Shonts gave his. answer to the President personally la the White House. "Mr, President," he said, "I have an Continued on Fourteenth Page, WILSON MEETS MUCH HOSTILITY IN LOS ANGELES President Cordially Dis liked in Metropolis of, Southern California. DELAYS HIS APPEARANCE Intimation That Roosevelt Held Similar league View Adds to Animosity. H) a Staff Correspondent of Tns Sex. Los Angeles, Sept. 20. Here is a city which so earnestly dislikes Presi dent Wilson that any cause he favors Is Injured before discussion Is possible. Any.stpck that Mr. Wilson under writes instantly is depreciated in the public estimation. This statement is not founded upon Burmise, for the peo ple rush to crowd their cstlmato of Mr. Wilson upon tho first comer. This sin gularly keen dislike Is bo palpable that It detracts from the respect due to tho President of the United States. Tho reception in Los Angeles has Jbecn of poor quality. Tho effort to be amiable is painfully patent. The crowds that gather in tho streets to watch the President pass by applaud scarcely at all. Murmurs savoring of derision are perfectly audible. It is a dislike, pco pie tell you, that is based upon dis trust and disappointment. There is a definite feeling In this part of the Stato of California that Mr. Wilson mado too many promises that ho did not Keep. There is an angry feeling that he has lost sight of the Interests of the United States in efforts to doctor a sick wpr. There lsnf feeUngih"krhe ha surrendered to Japan, aiany persons that would favor a League of Nations otherwise oppose a league because Mr. Wilson is its most prominent cham pion. Persons that dislike Hiram John- i ton aro supporting Hiram Johnson's views solely because Hiram Johnson expresses their own animosity toward Woodrow Wilson. Why People Are Opposed. Reasoned discussion of the merits of the peace treaty and the covenant of the League of Nations Is virtually Im possible In a community of this state of mind. It Is a disagreeable phenom enon. Nowhere has partisan bias en tered so sharply Into tho controversy, although it Is scarcely accurate to state that partisan bias Is the controlling In fluence In the hostility to what Mr. Wil son advocates, for very many Democrats are as downright in their expressions of disgust as are the rabldest Republicans. When these people are urged to put aside partlsdn feeling and aro Implored, as Mr. Wilson so often Implores them, to consider the question of the League of Nations without reference to the elec tion ot 1920, they reply Impatiently, asserting that It Mr. Wilson's 'cause Is now suffering because of partisan feel ing It Is because he himself never has lost a chance to be a partisan ;and they Instance the one-Bided composition of tho American peace commission, the Ignoring by Mr. Wilson of the Repub lican majority of the Senate and. most of all, the partisan appeal he made Just before the Congress election ,of 1918. One says that a city earnestly dislikes Mr. Wilson because that Is the most concrete way of stating the fact. There are elements here which fanati cally support him and Ills special pleh. but these elements are deeply In the minority. They are mado up, as Is true In so many communities, of the "In tellectuals" women and men who are dabbling In a dllletantlsh sort of way In socialism; who believe that the time has come to get away from the silly fetish of devotion to one country and to assert loyalty to all mankind. Labor Element Included. They, are partly composed ot the rag tag and bobtail of labor unrest; of the worthless so-called labor elements that are at the bottom of the revolutionary agitation in the West; thny are sup ported by Western replicas of Scott Near Ing. They tike the kind of talk that Mr. Wilson hands out definite encour agement of agitation, persistent empha sis of the theory that wrongs exist, that "industrial democracy" must be brought about, that the world is seething with dissatisfaction and that some persons, "certain gentlemen," would better have a care. The body of the people are sick ot this sort of thing; they have lost faith In Woodrow Wilson's sincerity. They have got an idea fixed In, their heads that he Is going to run again in 1920 and that he Is making appeals to the elements ha relies upon for his strong est support When they combine this notion with the feeling that Mr. Wil son In Paris traded the future tran quillity of the United States for a league ot nations the result Is positive dislike. The commonest remark one can hear In Los Angeles Is; "I voted for him in 1916, but never again." As It chanced a very trivial episode this morning sharpened public resentment. The city ofllclals and the various committees had planned to greet Mr. Wilson at 12:30 P. M. on his arrival from San Diego, where he was to have passed the night, or at Coronado rather ; but thero was a sudden change of plan by the President, who decided last night that he would get his rest on the train Continued on Third Pago. 350,000 PEACE ARMY PLAN OF FRENCH SENA TE EXPERTS 200,000 Would Be Raised Yearly by Conscription; 150,000 to Volunteer This Would Establish a War Strength of 4,000,000. By lAe Uftoefaied Trttt. Paris, Sept. 20. A peace time army of 350,000 men and reduction of the term of military service from three years to one aro recommended to the Military Committee of tho Senate in a report submitted yesterday by Paul Doumer, its president, former Minister of State. Under his plan 266,000 men would bo called to iho colors annually by conscription and 150,000 others re cruited through voluntary enlistment. Asked to preparo a report with rec ommendations, M. Doumcr's reply was that after tho ratification of. th? peace treaty it will be safe for Franco to take two years off the term of obliga tory military service. This would re duco the effective strength of tlie army below the point of prudence, he said. VISCOUNT GREY STARTS FOR U.S. British Men in Public Lifo Bid Farewell to New Am bassador to America. BRINGS OWN TEA SUPPLY Improved Relations Between Two Nations Is Expected to Reduce Danger of Wars. .JSptcUl Cable Deipatch ! HVVrrfJ.' Vrxai-rtMt nurvtt,- - . LokdoK, Sept. 20. With his luggage bulging with boxes of his favorite tea. Viscount Grey departed from London this morning to embark on the Maure tanla for tho United States. A con siderable party gathered at Waterloo station to see him off, including Lord Reading, Lord Curzon, Lord Bryce, Lord Harcourt, Winston Churchill and Butler Wright, the last named repre senting the American Embassy. Viscount Grey's mission to the United States. It Is believed here, will flgurs hereafter as one of the decisive event In the world's history. At least sucn was tho tenor of the comment among this group of notables as they waved farewell. It was Impossible to exag gerate the Importance of the work. It was declared, for which Lord Grey was leaving, the repose to which his past cervices and his falling eyesight entitled him. Not every one agrees with Lord Grey's enthusiastic championship of the League of Nations, but regardless of differences of opinion on this point most English men feel that the success of any at tempt to minimize the risk of war de pends ultimately on the relations be tween Great. Britain and the United States. If these two Powers, holding between them such enormous resources, can be guided in their diplomatic re lations by men of the typo of Viscount Grey nothing can resist them. This Is - . ... . , . V. - T4 1 me view wiaeiy expretneu m mo lsh newspapers to-day. In wishing Lord Grey all success on his mission. "If England arid America corao to gether In the cause of peace," says the Evening Standard, "tney can mane mo peace effective. The Importance to tho world, therefore, as well as to us, ot Lord Grey's work Is enormous. He has two great assets: he believes In his mis sion and everybody believes In him. No man has emerged from the test of the war with a more spotless reputation for Integrity and Justice. "We do not Ignore Lord Greys ann- cultloa. It Is fatally easy for mischief makers to breed trouble between two parties in an alliance; appeals to tho vanity or eusceptlbliltles ot both are too likely to be accepted, uetween inis country and America there Is the very serious shadow of the Irish trouble, for which we are not entirely responsible. But we do not despair that Lord Grey will succeed In .bringing about what the best and wisest minds on both sides of the AUantlo desire a full understancyng between the two parties." The other papers comment In n simi lar vein, seeing nothing out good, to re suit from Lord Grey's mission. BERNST0RFF RUMOR DENIED. Officially Announced He Won't ,De Foreign Secretary. i J9y tX Uttodattd Prttt. Berlin, Sept 19. (delayed). It Is officially denied that Count von Berns torff, former Ambassador to the United States, Is to be made State Secretary ot the Foreign Office. A Berlin despatch ot September 18 quoted the Zeitunp am iltttag as declar ing Von Bernatorff would become per manent State Secretary of the Foreign Office. , Charles Remains In Switzerland, Geneva, Sept. 20. Hx-Emperor Charles has denied officially a report that he plans to go to Santander, Spain, to live, according to a statement Issued to-day by his secretary. The one time royal couple, it Is said, will remain in b-wiizeriftna. but the difference could easily bo mado up In his opinion by voluntary enlist ments. This system would make tho French army on a war footing total 4,000,000 men, divided into an active army of 1,3QO,000 men, 700,000 reservists and 2,000,000 territorials. M. Doumer would maintain the pres ent military divisions of France, trans ferring only the Twenty-first Corps from Kpinal, capital of the Department of Vosgcs, in Straiburg. Northern Africa would have two corps instead of one, the second having headquarters at Rabat, Morocco. Bach corps would bo reduced to one division Instead of two, excepting three corps on tho fron tier and tho African corps, each of which would detach a division for ser vice on the Rhone river. PRO-LEAGUERS SEEK BIG FUND Telegrams Sent to Hundred Men Asking Each for $1,000 Donation. NEED CALLED URGENT Money Will Bo Used for Prop aganda to Hasten Rati- v ileation. One hundred financially and politi cally' qualified citizens distributed over the eastern part of the country re ceived the following 'Very urgent" call yesterday from the League to Enforce Peace, with offices at 130 West Forty second street: "Crisis at hand will detcrmlno whether America Joins League of Nations or forsakes Allies and negotiates separate peace with Germany. Vote for any reservations may require resubmission and endanger treaty. Will you Join nlnety-nlno others in giving 31,000 each to League to Enforce Peace, William H. Taft president, for imme diate use in arousing the country to demand prompt ratification in form that will not send treaty back for fur ther negotiations and delay world pa cification. Matter very urgent. GCOROE W. WlCKXRBHAM, Clxuiand H. Doooe. Oscar S. Straus, Vanch McCokuick, , Herbert S. Houston, Finance committee League to' enforce Peace. It Is assumed that many of the 100 will respond because the names wero se lected from a card Index conveniently noting the pecuniary ability and the equally Important detail of the political tendency of the 100 chosen citizens to dig down' for the desired cash. Excepting Mr. Straus none of the five who signed the telegram could bp reached yesterday, but he made It clear that Mr. McCormlck had not evolved this Idea. It had sprung Into being spon taneously in the league's office when the full significance ot "the situation" was comprehended. . "Publicity costs money," observed Mr. Straus. "There has been much misstate ment about the league. The money Is for publicity, for clarification In tba minds of the public" At the league office It was said tele grams were used not bo much because this was an S O S to rescue the disputed and precarious document, but because one of the very first rules of all the latest volumes on salesmanship says that "tel egrams get results." The results up to last night were not announced, however. KAISER'S KITCHEN COMING TO AMERICA Trophy Shows William Stayed Well in Rear. Washington, Sept 20 To the col lection of war trophies which the Smith sonian Institution Is how gathering will be added shortly the field kitchen of William Hohenzollern, late Kaiser of Germany. German prisoners of war this week loaded the kitchen -which Is said to be o moat elaborate affair of tho kind aboard a transport at et, Nazalre, France, and it la on its way to Wash ington, with a large collection of war material of different kinds. The kitchen followed the Kaiser all over Europe while the war was on, to all of the fighting fronts which he visited, but shows no signs of damage, which is taken to Indicate that It kept as far to the rear as did Its Imperial owner. The Institution, among other trophies, has received the grand war map, on which Gen. Pershing and his staff worked out the strategical problems which the American armies carried through. It will be housed within the same chamber that It occupied during the war, floor, wall, table and chairs having been secured for It. Uniforms cr ail nations,-weapons, airplanes, docu ments and munitions used In combat i constitute tne balance of the collection. PACT'S FRIENDS IN DESPERATION CALL MARSHALL Democrats Tear His Vote May Be Needed on John son Amendment. LEAGUE' FOES CONFIDENT Senators Believe Wilson's Campaign to Frighten Na tion Has Failed Miserably. Special Despatch to lot ,Sc. Washington, Sept. 20. October 1 was named to-day as tho approximate date on which the Senate will report tho first test vote on any proposition related to tho peace treaty or League of Nations. This was given as the Judgment of tho Senate leaders. Tho Democrats are making determined efforts to hasten tho showdown because of their I conviction that their position Is grow ing dally weaker as tho country is at taining a better understanding of the whole proposition. While maintaining the most confident front, for a fort night they have been admitting among themselves that tho President's effort to frighten tho country into lino for ratification has falled-mlserably. The stories which aro now coming In from the Johnson-Borah tour of tho West havo mado It plain that their meetings have produced real enthusi asm among tho opposition. Although the Democrats boasted to day that they had sufficient votes fifty at an offhand approximation to prevent the passage of the Johnson amendment, the leaders of the forces advocating the passage of tho treaty saw fit to send a telegram to Vice-President Marshall ad vising hlm to return to the capital In time for tlio first test vote. The Demo cratic leaders were careful to explain that they had no Idea that a tie vote might result and the Vice-President, exercising 'his right In that event, might cast the deciding vote. At the same time these Democratic chiefs thought It would be following a policy of "safety first" to have tho Vice-President In the offing so that his vote would be avail able In case something went wrong with present predictions. Johnson to Answer Wilson. It was announced this evening that all question about Senator Johnson (Cal.) going on to the Pacific coast was at an end. He has been assured that his colleagues want him to 'finish the trip and his own wishes are completely In accord wltn tnelrs. In view of. the at tacks which President Wilson has made In California on the opponents of the league. Mr. Johnson Is determined to answer President Wilson In his own fitata. and It Is promised by those who most recently have communicated with the Senator that he will make business very active when he gets back to the Golden Gate. The Senator, as well as his friends, have been anxious that ho should be here to handle the fight for his own amendment, which Is the one most feared by the Administration forces. If they could be assured of Its defeat they would be confident that no other amend ment thus far proposed would have) a chance to carry. Conversely they rjot only fear that this one will carry but that It will prove an entering wedge for others. Some of the newspapers hostile to the Senator In his own State have stated that ho was "afraid to follow the Presi dent in California." That view of the matter has served to agitate the John sonian choler to the boiling point. So following telegrams which were sent to him by Senators Lodge (Mass.) and Knox (Pa.) yesterday and Senator Borah (Idaho) to-day all urging him to go on and assuring him ?at the situation was well In hand here It was announced to night that he would complete the trip unless matters now unforscen arjse to change his plans. Caiumlna nnd Heed to Speak. The Senate will have a good deal of treaty In Its programme next week. Senator Frellnghuysen (N. J.) was to have spoken on Tuesday, but probably will bo unable to do so on account , of the primaries In New Jersey that day. Sena tors Cummins (la.) and Reed (Ma) have claimed time for addresses In op position to the treaty and both speeches are anticipated with unusual Interest. Senator Reed is understood to haye pre pared a close analytical legal study ot the treaty and league which will be de livered on Monday. Reading of the treaty will continue in the Senate when there are not speakers to occupy the time. In the Foreign Re lations Committee It required about twenty hours of continuous reading to complete the document, hut fewer hours probably will suffice In tho Senate where the proceeding Is faster. It la not ex pected that a vote will 'be taken on any of the amendments until the reading of the entire document has been completed and after long debate. While October 1 Is, commonly set as the earliest date for a test vote It may be considerably later owing to the zest with which the John son amendment Is going to be debated. ' A final vote on the treaty la not ex pected before tho middle of November. The "battalion of death" Senators, de termined to defeat the treaty entirely If they can muster tho strength, Insist there will be no disposal of It at this session. They say that after the reser vations and any amendments are adopted the fight will have passed only Its first phase; the next struggle will be to muster tho thirty-three votes nec essary to defeat tho treaty. Tills will be a straight out contest for and against. In which the broader question of merits will be presented squarely. "3 Foreign Agitators Axe Denounced by Mayor i PITTSBURG, Sept. 20. Gcorgo H. Lysle, Mayor of McKeesport, near here, issued to day a long proclamation calling upon citizens to support tho con stituted authorities. Tho proclamation states that organizers having no connection with tho workers havo attempted to unite mill workers in a strike, "using inflammatory arguments, seditious language, threats and misleading statements." "Their work," tho proclamation further states, "has been directed mainly among foreigners here, little, if any, support being granted them by Americans and by tho better class of workers of foreign de scent. . . . That tho people and properties may be protected against violence or lawlesslcss front an unruly and un-American mass of people, 3,000 McKees port citizens havo voluntarily been sworn in as special police deputies." A number of organizers have been arrested in McKeesport in recent weeks for holding meet ings without permits. HOUSE RECALLS SLAP AT LABOR By Vote of 203 to 29 It Ex empts Unions From Anti Trust Act. ALSO INCLUDES FARMERS Representative Fcss, Who Led Fight Against Dictation, Stands by His Guns. ' ''Special Detpatch io Tni Sex. WAsniNOTON, Sept 24. The House did an abrupt "about face" to-day when by n vote of 203"to 29 it restored to labor unions and organizations of farmers exemption from prosecution under tho anti-trust laws, as provided In tho deficiency appropriation bill. Several members got "cold feet" dur ing tho night over the elimination of this exemption, which was ordered by tho House yesterday In tho Committee of tho Whole by a vote ot 63 to 19 af ter Representative Fess (Ohio), chair man of the Republican Congressional Committee, said tho time had come to toko a stand against any class of men dictating to Congress. Ope of the significant features, how ever, of to-day's voto was that of the twenty-eight votes against exemption for the labor unions and farmers. twenty-three wero Republicans, Includ ing soveral leaders. Several members from farming communities said that had tha. two exemptions been separated so that tho House could have voted first on labor unions and then on farmors' organizations, they would have voted against the labor exemption clause as a protest against the recent threats these organizations had delivered to Congress. Other members sought to Justify their vote by asserting that the Clayton anti trust act passed by the Democrats ex empts labor organizations and farmers and therefore the Attorney-General could not "have prosecuted had the ex emption been eliminated In the appro priation bill. The exemption was restored after Representative Nolan (Cal.), a labor advocate, demanded a separate vote on the amendment of tho previous day. Js'o debate was allowed and the fol lowing members voted against favoring the labor unions and fanners: Acker man (N. J.). Blanton (Tex.), Boles (la.), Cannon (111.), Dickinson (la.), Evans (Neb.), Fairfield (la.), Fess (Ohio), French (Idaho), Garner (Tex.), Good (la.), Green (la.). Griffin (N. Y.), Hernandez (N. M.), Hicks (N. Y.j, Humphreys (Miss.), Kltchln (N. C), Layton (Del.). Luce (Mass.), Merrltt (Conn.), Moores (Ind.), Newton (Minn.), Piatt (N. Y.), Shreve (Pa.). Tlncher, (Kan.) Valo (Col.), Walters (Pa.), Webster (Wash.) and Yates (111.). TO SUE GARY AND MORGAN. Steel Union's Attorney Tallin of "Inquisitional Proceeding. " W. B. Rubin, general counsel for the Steel Workers Union, Issued a statement at the Netherland Hotel last night In which he said the union officials would quickly Institute an "Inquisitional pro ceeding" for tho purpose of calling Judge Elbert H. Gary and "Mr. Morgan" to the witness stand to "tell how, when and where they acquired their Steel Cor poration holdings" and also to testify regarding the "legality of the corpora tion and Its management." Mr. Rubin started for Washington at midnight without having revealed what he meant by an "Inquisitional proceed ing." He did not say whether It would be a court hearing or when or where It would be started. He did add. however, that labor was ready to agreo to the suggestion of Attorney-General Palmer that a six months truce be declared be tween capital and labor to adjust the high cost of living and that "capital will bo made ready for the truce." I'renuh Hold Emir Snlil. Paris, Sept. 20. Emir Said, who was arrested by the British at Beirut recently as a disturbing Influence, has been delivered to the French authori ties at Port Said. He will be kept un der surveillance In Algeria, It is reported. Searchlights and Charged Wires Will Protect Mills in Pittshurg. LOYAL MEN DEPUTIZED Foreigners' Votes, Not Americans', Decided Strike, Say Steel Officers. MASS MEETINGS . TO-DAY Companies Chango Plan to Close Mon in Big Planta Vote to Work. Special Deipatch to Inn son. PrrrsnuBa, Sept 20. Officers of tho big steel planta In the Pittsburg dis trict havo taken all possible measures to contest with organized workers who aro scheduled to strike to-morrow midnight In every non-union steel con cern In tho United States that refuses to grant tho right of collcctlvo bar gaining, an eight hour day and a sub stantial Incrcaso in wages. At a meeting to-nlgUt of employees of tho American Sheet and Tin Plato Company's hot mill at Sharon It was voted almost unanimously to report for work at midnight Sunday. Daniel T. Haddock, tho mill manager, prom ised tho men protection In going to and from work. Promises wero made to-night by 93 per cent, of tho employees of tho Fnrrcll nnd Sharon plants of the Carnegie Steel Company to bo at work as usual Monday morning. Employees ot tho Allegheny Steel Company and the West Penn Steel Company at Brackenrldge, numbering about 8,000, voted to-day on tho ques tion of walking out Monday. The plants havo operated nil along under independent ownership. Both were closed down by order of their presi dents to glvo - tho employees an op portunity to vote on the strike ques tion. Almost CO per cent, of tho workmen in the plants who voted cast ballots In favor of striking. An early vote taken by the men In tho yards of tho" two steel com panies, accordlug to V. B. Browne, general manager, showed 1,000 men In favor of remaining at work, while COO registered their desire to strike. The vote was taken under tho watchful eyes of mill superintendents and fore men. This, union leaders contend, was the reason for the preponderance of tho vote against tho walkout. A large number ot the men who had cast ballots in tho early election and who were dissatisfied arranged for a second ballot In tho mill yard of the West Penn Company, where 360 votes of 600 wero cast in favor of tho walkout. ' Officers of both plants said to night that their foreign employees favored the strike, but that tho American workmen were almost a unit against the walkout. ' Union Ofllcer Jubilant. Informed of the result of the voto in Brcckenridge Secretary W. Z. Foster of the national committee for organizing- Iron and steel workers said: "Well, it begins to look as though we have some knowledge of this situ ation, even though it has been re peatedly stated by steel officers that we wero not over 16 per cent organ ized in mills of Pittsburg dis trict. What I would like the people to bear In mind is the fact that this strike is based on the refusal of Mr. Gary to meet with accredited representa tives of tho steel workers. "During tho war possibly an ap peal to tho American sentiment might hav served the purpose of keeping tho men at their tasks. But Mr. Gary Is not tho United States, nor docs ho quite control it. Ho has even refused to discuss tho situation with Bernard Baruch, who was dele gated by President Wilson to seo him and persunde him to agree to a poUcy of conciliation. Tho question of Americanism Is being thrown into the arena to divide workers nnd cause dissension in tho ranks." Tho decision arrived at yesterday by officials of the big steel plants in this district to shut down every mill in which tho employees did not prove 100 per cent, loyal was reversed to-day. Assured by county, city and etate constabulary authorities that full pro tection would be given to every plant and to men who desired to remain at work, it was decided to fight the battlo to a finish. Hardly had this agreement been rcachod thsn preparations were under way to "fortify" several of the biggest mills In the district. Searchlights by tho hundreds wore rushed to Ktna, Du quesne, Brnddock, McKeesport and many mills in the city proper. Work men labored hard around the mill out skirts hanging heavy wlro entangle ments which are to bo charged with electricity. More than 10,000 deputies were sworn in In ths district, among thera 'II V L ;- IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHBIIIIIIIIHHIHIIIIII.nHHHHillB.