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(Showers to-day; to-morrow fair and
cooler; fresh south winds.
Hlijheit temperature yesterday. 78; lowest, 6.
Detailed weather report on editorial pan.
NEW YORK, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1919. Coping, 191. by the Sun Printing and PvMfsMnf Miodatlon.
Elkus Commission's Report
Cuts 183 Departments
and Boards to 1G.
Economic Deforms Adopted in
Xany Other States Basis
for Reconstruction.
' Tho Reconstruction Commission, of
which Abram L Elkus, former Ambas
sador to Turkey, la the head, recom
mends a complete reorganization of
ths State Government of New York.
The proposed plan. In the form of a
report to Gov, Smith prepared by the
commission's committee on retrench
ment, the chairman of (Which Is Al
bert E. Marling, president of Horace
p. Ely A Co., real estate brokers, will
pe presented for consideration at a
public hearing In the Aldermanlc
Chamber, City Hall. Wednesday morn
ing at 10 o'clock.
The committee's recommendations pro
vide In brief for the consolidation of
111 administrative departments, commis
sion, offices, boards and other agencies
Into a total of sixteen departments. The
principle la adopted that the Governor,
M the responsible nead of the Govern
ment, shall have the power to choose the
department heads. The number of elec
tive administrative officers under the
pUn Is reduced to two, the Governor and
the State Comptroller, who will act as
an Independent financial officer. Con
firmation of Gubernatorial nomination!
tj the State Senate Is retained under the
tropoxd new scheme.
lie Governor's term of olHce, the
focolsslon advises, should be ex
haled from two to four years, and a
katet system bo inaugurated- vesting
II the Governor the lull responsimmy
(or presenting to the legislature each
her a consolidated budget of all ex
penditures which In his opinion must be
snaertaKen oy uie biaie.
Would Create Bmlneia Machine.
The suggestions as laid down In the
report would make the Governor tne
eal head of a great business enterprise
and would hold him accountable to the
Jwople for the proper running of the
Tuslness machine through the department
lieads whom hi selects.
The commission points out that the
recommendations require constitutional
changes in some cases, statutory revi
sions in others, nnd In still others only
administrative changes. No constitu
tional changes could be made effective
until January 1, 1922. since amendments
approved at the next session of the
legislature must also be approved by
the Legislature of 1921 and must then
H approved by a majority of the voters
fit the election In November, 19 J 1.
Need for retrenchment is anown vru
the fact. the commission Indicates, thatf
the general budget appropriation In the
fitate for the next fiscal year for all
purposes amounted to over (95.000,000.
The estimated resources were not sufll
rlent to meet this amount. Between
31S.000.000 and J20.000.000 had to be
provided by new legislation, not Includ
ing provisions for Increasing local re
sources, which brought the total re
quired up to about $50,000,000. This
made the passage of the new Income
tax law necessary.
"One of the possible benefits of an In
come tax," the commission says, "will
be the develonment amonir the citizens
ft the State generally of a more vltaM
Interest In State organisation and ex
penditures." '
I'.xnmplp Set ly tther Stntes.
The commission declares common
Mnsa dictates that New York should
first of all Btudy carefully the steps
which have been taken elsewhere along
lines of retrenchment and economy In
administration. In making Its Inquiry
the commission found that in nearly
very State public attention has been
forcibly drawn to the necessity of re
ducing expenditures or at least hold
ing them to the lowest point possible.
It concluded that the movement for
economy and efficiency "has passed be
yond the stage of protest and dlscus-
w n.-
"Th budget recommendations," tho
report says, "have passed beyond tho
theoretical stage, for thirty-eight Btates
hv enacted leelslatlon for a consoli
dated budget system with varying pro-
visions as to methods of preparation
legislative review and enactment In law.
Half of these States have placed the
responsibility for Initiating the budget
quareiy upon tho Governor."
As for the principle of consolidating
na reorganizing boards, the commission
ranunues, the State of Illinois, com
parable to New York In wealth and
population, by an act of 1916 swept
i 1 omces and agencies and con
solidated the Government Into nine great
Departments. Nebraska In 1919 reduced
eignty-two denartmpnfn nnrl ncrniit'ifta til
tx administrative departments, s!xscon-
uiuuonai officers and four constitu
tional boards. Idaho by the act of
February 19, mj, abolished a long list
i oracea, boards and commissions and
treated Instead nine departments of
Hvtl administration.
K(eni States Taking Action.
Delaware has under consideration
proposals for reorganization of 117 sep.
rata boards, departments nnd com,
mlsilons Into nine departments under
the authority of the Governor. The
Taxpayers Association of California
9T.V?e to set up In that State twelve
am.nlstratlve departments. The Com
jnonwealth of Massachusetts by ronitl
KUonal provision In 1917 prepared the
c Continued o Eighty Pag.
American Marines Land
Near Fiume, Milan Hears
LONDON, Sept. 21 An Ex
chango Telegraph despatch
from Milan, dated Friday, quotes
the CorrJere delta Sera as saying
that a party of American marines
has landed at Buocari, five miles
cast of Fiume.
A Router despatch from Rome
says the Trieste correspondent of
the Corriere d"Italia announces
that Italian torpedo boat de
stroyers stopped the, steamship
formerly known as the Prince von
Hohonloho, which was carrying
600 volunteers to Fiumo for Ga
briel d'Annunzio.
ANCONA, Italy, Sept. 19 (de
layed). During last night a
score of volunteers succeeded in
eluding the vipilanco of the polico
and the navy and sailod toward
Fiume on board a motorboat,
while other volunteers departed
in sailing boats for the same des
tination. In the latter party were
fifteen officers.
Holland Withdraws Ambassa
dor Following Similar Ac
tion by Brussels.
Netherlands Refuses to Give
Up River Bank Allies
Consider Situation.
London. Sept. 21. An official wire
less despatch from Berlin, dated Satur
day, Bays that the Belgian Ambassador
at The Hague having' been withdrawn
the Dutch Ambassador at Brussels also
has been recalled.
Several times recently there have been
reports that dlplomatlo relations between
Belgium and Holland were badly strained
as a result of the demands of Belgium
for a revision of the treaty of 1839 be
tween Belgium and Holland under which
Holland annexed the southern bank of
the Scheldt River and an elongated strip
of Duteh Llmburg, lying between Bel
glum and Germany.
Belgium based her demands upon the
necessity of securing a stronger military
frontier and freeing the trade of Ant
werp, her great port, from the restric
tions now placed upon It by Dutch pos
session of the lower portion of the
Bcheldt, and asked for political control
of the southern bank of' the river, and
certain guarantees deemed necessary to
safeguard Belgium a economic interests
n south Llmburg.
In return for these concessions, the
Belc-laiM suirs-ested that Holland receive
compensation In the form 'of certain bJts
of German territory lnnaoiiea Dy a
Dutch speaking population.
Had No Reason to Expect
Action So Soon.
Special Despatch, to Toa Stut.
Kent. 3L Coon learning
of the reported break of relations be
tween Belgium and Honana uarainai
Mercler exhibited only mild surprise,
saying: ''I knew there were difficulties
but had no reason to suppose a break
was Imminent"
Bevcral members of the Cardinal's
entourage were not only not perturbed
but ware apparently not dispieasea m
the break had come. Asked whether
Belgium anticipated war, neither Cardi
nal Mercler nor his secretary would
deny Its possibility,
"Manr Belgians would welcome it,"
volunteered M. Francois Dessaln, who
acts' as spokesman for the Cardinal,
vr noma in !. It h Inferred that Bel
rtum would be the aggressor In asy
steps that might be taken following
the break, since the two. Issues dividing
the. oDlnlons of the respective uovern
'ments are perhaps more vital to the
future of Belgium than to tne .weiner-
lands, though both are at present under
Dutch control.
These Issues are respectively military
and commercial. The first Involvei pos
session of that portion of the province
of Llmburg extending as far north as
the northernmost boundary line oi atv
glum. This second Involves the domi
nation of the south bank of the Scheldt
River west of Antwerp s as an Insur
ance airalnst Dutch blockades in tunc
of war, or against trade aggression In
time of rjeace.
"Germany Is recuperating." Cardinal
Mercler said when he landed two weeks
ago In New York. He repeated it to
nlcht "And." put In M. Dessaln,
'should sho bo allowed to reconstruct
her strength Belgium may well expect
another Invasion unless we Insure our
selves by fortifying well the front facing
Dutch Llmburg. This we are unable to
do because our guns would be trained on
neutral (Dutch) territory.
"Belgium should have put in a
Btronger claim at the Peace Conference
tor safety measures on tho east boun
dary, but unfortunately Belgium's vote
was very weal: at the .sessions."
KlnK (irorire IiitIIci Polnenrrs.
Pahis. KeDt 21 King George has In
vited President Polncare and Mms,
Polncar'e to visit himself and Queer!
Mary next month.
Understanding Gives Fiume
to Italy, Concessions
to Jugo-Slays.
Diplomats Seo Way Out
Tronblesomo Dispute if
President- Accepts.
Staff Corretpondent of Ta SCK.
Copyright, lsl, oil right reserved.
Paris, Sept. 21. An agreement' has
been reached between the Jugo-Slavs
and the Italians which seems to pavo
the way for an immediate settlement
of the Flume controversy, unless
President Wilson Insists upon main
taining his position in opposition not
withstanding that the two parties to
tho dispute are in accord.
Tho Jugo-Slavs, It is understood,
have agreed that Fiumo virtually shall
be annexod to Italy In return for con
cessions elsewhere. This understand
ing has been reached in tho last two
days by representatives here of Italy
and Serbia and has the hearty sup
port of Great Britain and France;
that it was reached Is due largely, it
Is believed, to pressure put upon the
Jugo-Slavs by France, which has been
the special protector of the now nation.
It is now up to President Wilson to
withdraw his opposition or to 'be isolated
In his views, assuming the entire re
sponsibility for a situation which. In the
view of his former associates In the
Council of Four, has become intolerable
for Europe, Opinion here virtually ifl
unanimous that the President with the
eyes of all (Europe now upon 'him can--
not and willinot take that position.
If President Wilson consents to this
settlement D'Annunzio will be vindicated
and his friends will hall it as a personal
triumph for him, as unquestionably his
sensational raid aided these negotiations
powerfully. Here are the moves leading
up to the present situation:
First At a meeting or the supreme
Council last Monday Premier Lloyd
George suddenly expressed the view
that after all Flume qugnt to be an
nexed to Italy, although he bad Joined
recently In the presentation to Presi
dent Wilson of a plan to make it a
free city.
Second As a result of this Fore
elgn Minister Tlttonl Informed Under
Secretary Polk that Italy had made
too many concessions.
Third Italy at the suggestion of
France then opened direct negotia
tions with the Jugo-Slavs, the Allies
agreeing that If the Jugo-Slavs ap
prove her Flume claim the present
position of the Allies as arbitrators
virtually would be ended.
Fourth As a result-of these nego
tiations President Wilson has been
Informed that the Adriatic question
Is settled as between Serbia and Italy
and only his formal consent Is needed
to Incorporate this settlement In the
TTimo'iLrla.n treaty.
Thin Is whv the Italian Parliament ad
journed suddenly until this week. Pre
mier Nlttl expecting to be able to an
nounce a settlement, believing that the
President will send his approval.
By th4 Associated Press.
rtnitn. Sent. 17 (delayed). The
Anglo-Franco-Italian agreement for the
ritnnnsltlon of Flume, according to me
Metaagero, places the city under the
poverelgnty or Italy ana tno nariwr in
control of tn 1 League of Nations. There
Is a eeneral desire, however, to reach
a unanimous accord so that peace may
have the sanction of all the Allied and
Associated Powers.
Offers to Answer for Them
With Life if Necessary.
Br Ms Attociattd Fret:
Froui, Sept. 18 (delayed). Gabriele
d'Annunzio, tn command of the Italian
forces oocupylng Flume, Is highly ldtc
nant because Gen. Gandollo sent an air
plane over Flume, which dropped leaf
lets Inviting the soldiers to return to
duty not later than to-day to avoid
being considered deserters and traitors.
D'Annunzio, addressing his officers and
soldiers, said:
"I will answer for you with my head,
my spirit, my whole self. You are ac
complishing a work of regeneration.
The deserters are those who abandon
our Flume, those who repudiate her,
1 V MliiMnlol. 1... !..
thebasest crime against patriotism aver
perpetrated on earth. They are no lew
vile than the fugitives at Caporetto,
who to-day are rewarded by amnetty.
."I repeat, I take upon myself a very
accusation, all the blame and the glory
therein, and I answer for your Im
munity. "The true Italian army is here, formed
by you combatants without fear and
without reproach. To have participated
In this most audacious enterprise will
be the purest tltlo to glory. All your
names will bo Included by history,
carved there as In heroic marble, and
rewarded by tho gratitude of the people
"Meanwhile, on September 20, the an
niversary of the tnklng of Rome,' I will
distribute to you all a commemorative
bronze medal.
Bo faithful to Flume, be true to
jtaly: nobody can move us from here.
Continued onSltH Pops.
Allies Soon to Demand
Kaiser, Holland Hears
PARIS, Sept. 21, The Dutch
Minister in Paris has been ad
vised. according1 to tho Libre
Belgique of Brussels, that Hol
land within two weeks will re
ceive a demand for tho extradi
tion of former Emperor William
in behalf of the Allies.
Asserts in Departure That Ho
Regrets Ho Has Noth
ing to Say.
Dutch Town Gets Impression
That Restoration of Mon
archy Is Contemplated.
By the Associated Prut.
Amsterdam, 6ept 21. The ex-Ger
man Emperor has refused to break his
long silence so far as the public Is con
cerned, even at the behest of the
monarchist leaders of Germany.
Ignatius T. Lincoln, tho German
agent, who was at one tlmo a member
of the British Parliament and was
interned during the greatest part of
the war, returned hastily to Berlin to
day with his guest, "Herr Anderson,"
after a conference at Bcntlnck Castle
this morning.
It was believed that Lincoln came to
Aroerongeti to obtain direct word from
the former Emperor which he could' de
liver to the Hohenzollern supporters.
But If he did the nature of it is not dis
closed. Last night Lincoln informed the
Associated Press that he expected to
have a startling statement to make Sun
day.-- But Just before hastening by auto
mobile to Utrecht, immediately after the
conference, ho said he had not been au
thorized to talk, and gave the Associated
Press the following written statement:
''I am sorry that I am unable to make
a statement to you before my departure
from Amerongen. The fact Is there Is
nothing to say. I came here In a pri
vate capacity and return to Berlin in a
private capacity.
If I may make a suggestion, were i
In your place I would not telegraph any
thing that could put official construction
on my sojourn tn Amerongen, as such
statements would most likely bo refuted
by the persons with whom I have had a
few pleasant chats of a purely personal
and private nature."
Monarchists Impatient.
Lincoln apparently based high hopes
on the conference to-day. It Is known
at Amerongen that while the monarchists
In Germany do not consider the time
ripe for any revival of the Hohensollern
claims, they have been somewnai ms
turbed by the reports that the former
royal family seems content to settle j
down In Holland, ud have recently bom- j
barded both the former Emperor and
former Crown Prince with Information
purporting to show that the greater part
of the population of Germany will sooner
or later urge a limited constitutional
monarchy, with a Hohensollern king.
On his arrival at Amerongen from
Berlin by way of The Hague, where
they were In conference with prominent
Germans, Lincoln and Anderson were
met by Gen. Pommers, who, succeeded
Gen. von Essdorff as the former Kaiser's
chief aid, and to-day there was a con
ference at Bentlnck castle, during which
it Is reported Lincoln saw the former
Qerraan ruler.
Slnoe his deportation from England
and his arrival In Berlin Lincoln has
Identified himself with the German fac
tion favoring the return of the Hohen
zollern, When addressed as Llnooln at the
hotel near Bentlnok castle he appeared
"How did you learn my Identity 7' he
The visitor did not deny his Identity.
The general impression around Amer
ongen is that something Important po
litically la brewlna- in Germany and
i that Lincoln is here to inform and as
sist the former Emperor concerning the
latest developmets. It Is understood
that Lincoln may return to Berlin im
mediately or remain at Amerongen for
some time, his action depending upon
the result of the conference at the castle
While refusing to talk about his visit
to William Hohenzollern, Lincoln ex
pressed the opinion that the bitter feel
ing against Great Britain would not
end for a long time.
"I told the British authorities that
in my writings I would devote my life's
work against England," said Llnooln, "I
am already beginning."
Regarding the United States Lincoln
said the feeling in Germany was differ
ent and that he knew positively that ef-
' frt" .lokln toword Eood relationship
were under" way,
ICaUer Keeps Informed.
William Hohenzollern, however, while
keeping in close touch with affairs, ac
parently has decided to preserve silence
both for the sake of himself and his
eldest son. Recently one of the Berlin
monarchist newspapers sent a special
envoy to Amerongen, backed with pleas
from some ot the former Emperor's
most trusted aids urging him to make a
statement. But this envoy, too, w'o
spent considerable time at the castle,
had to return to Berlin unauthorized to
One of the many German monarchists,
who has recently been In Holland, ex
plained the situation to the corre
spondent. 'In Garmany," he said, "the, present
People Convinced That He
Seeks Leadership of New
Third Party.
Impression Grow&j That Ho
and Hiram Johnson "Will Bo
Opposing Candidates.
Bp a Staff Correaponaent of Tnz Sc.
Los Angeles, Sept. 21. President
Wilson turned for home to-night after
almost three weeks of Ingenious ap
peal for his private and particular
cause. He is much too shrewd an ob
server not to comprehend tho futility
of the effort. That he does compre
hend this is obvious. The method and
material of his addresses reflect the
attitude of a proud man galled by un
familiar defeat.
He came into the West expecting
that the people would rise to him with
a vast shout. Ho believed that tho
voice ot the people would sllenco the
slightest antagonism to Americanizing
tho League of Nations covenant. He
assumed that he could arouse the
people to a demand for Immediate and
unqualified ratification ot the peace
treaty. He was mistaken. Tho peo
ple did not rise, did not shout, did not
demand. They did not get worked up
at all. That is to Bay, they didn't get
excited about the League of Nations.
What they want, as has been made
most definitely clear to Mr. Wilson,,
Is an end to all the powwowing and
altercaUqn; an end to war talk and war
thoughts; a return to the calm con
sideration of the things that press
upon every man's dally life. What
they want, as President Wilson has
had opportunity to Judge In a dozen,
States, Is a chance for business to get
going full BWeep. They aro insistent
that the peace treaty be ratified at
once, but they are not ordering the
Senate to Jam it through blindly.
niirirest Defeat of Career,
They have let Mr. Wilson thoroughly
understand necessary reservations should
be Incorporated Into the treaty at once
and that the whole Job should be fin
ished and done with by the end of this
month. If Mr. Wilson's real purpose in
undertaking the Western excursion was
to stir the people to demand of the Sen
ate the kind of world agreement be bar
gained for at Paris, then he has suffered
the biggest defeat of his career. The
people have not been Impressed. No
back fires have been started. Not a
Senate vote will be changed, people say,
by this tour, costing the Government
something like ,100,000. But If Mr.
Wilson's motive could be explained
otherwise time alone will tell whether
he Is gainer or loser by the month's ex
perience. Has the tour to the Paclfio coast been.
In part at least, a preliminary survey
of the road which leads to a third term
race In 120T Does Mr. Wilson Intend
to run agalnt This question is upon the
Hps of every man one meets In this
part of the country. And the answer
they give to themselves is. Yes. They
are absolutely convinced that the man
whose pride It has been to smash prece
dents and traditions set up by such old
fashioned and out of date men as Wash
ington, Monroe and Lincoln Intends to
have a try at smashing the most cele
brated tradition of American politics,
that no man should have three terms
of the Presidency.
A Unit for Every Flan.
This opinion, which Is sweeping
through the West. Is founded solidly
upon iMr. Wilson's recent oourses upon
the things he has been saying and the
methods he has employed. The West
notes that Mr. Wilson Is all things to
ail men. He has a bait for every flsn.
The only kind and class of men from
whom he withholds a decent word Is
men of capital, employers of labor.
These in Mr. Wilson's eyes are the low
est of God's creatures. They are so
low, .Indeed, as to be comparablo only
with United States Senators. For all
other classes and divisions he has pralss
and sweet words.
The Bolshevists of America are not
scored by him. He says nothing to dis
courage and much to encourage radi
calism. He tells agitators that he will
never lift a finger to stop agitation.
He promises organized labor that It Is
going to get the lion's share of the
good things of the world If ha has his
way. He coaxes business by guarantee
ing wonderful trade In the new world
he assumes to set up. He angles and
dangles for doctor, lawyer, merchant,
chief, and confesses with a fine simula
tion of Ingenuousness that he has "a
good msny friends I know to be crooks."
Every kind and class ot men that
produces votes In considerable quantities
has praise and flattery from Mr. Wil
son. The one class that has compara
tively few votes receives his contempt
una scorn, toe employers capital.
What's he doing all this for? the West
asks. He Is much too clever a man to
vaste'so many words upon a cause whose
determination was fixed weeks before he
left Washington, for he was told by
Senator Hitchcock (Neb.) before he left
Washington that unqualified ratification
of treaty and covenant was an Impos
sibility. What's It all about? The West
answers Its own question by saying that
Continued o Fourth, Pag.
Pittsburg Merchants Take Out $100,000,000
Insurance Against "Riot and Commotion"
Special Despatch to Tits So.
piTTSBURG, Sept. 21. Merchants and others in this city and dis
trict have taken out "riot and commotion" policies for more than
$100,000,000 in the last ten days, Tho .lowest policy is for $60,000
and the highest for $1,000,000. Most of the business men in this
city began to fear, only within tho last week or so that, the steel strike
might assume serious proportions, while in tho insurance and business
policies they carried wore no clauses protecting them for damages fol
lowing "riot nnd commotion."
Inquiry was immediately begun to have the defect remedied, but
it was ascertained that none of the big local companies encouraged
such insurance. Negotiations were opened immediately with brokera
in William street, New York, nnd with others in Philadelphia nnd
Chicago, with the result that insurance commissioners have picked up
sufficient in foes to pay all expenses incurred for their summer vaca
tions, while many have banked snug sums for their outings next year.
In nddition to this city such towns as McKeesport, Monessen,
Donora, Charleroi, Monongahela City, Sharon, Youngstown, Ohio, and
Wheeling, W. Va., are now partly protected by riot insurance.
Central Lahor Union Decides
Present Time Is Not
Assistance for Policemen Is
Voted by a Weekly As
sessment. Boston, Sept. 21. The Boston Cen
tral Labor Union at a meeting to-day
for the purpose of determining its attt
tudo toward tho police strike in this
city decided against calling a general
strike at this time.
The report of President Michael J.
ODonnell. on- behalf of the com
mittee of 17, which has been in charge
of the situation for the Contral Labor
Union, "that the time is not now op
portune for the ordering of a general
strike," was unanimously accepted.. No
roll call of unions for reports on their
individual strike votes was held.
"The members of the committee,"
President O'Donnell eald, "find It advis
able not to announce the organizations
that have voted to participate In a gen
eral strike movement. We also wish to
give a large number of other big unions,
which will meet within a few days, a
chance to record themselves In favor of
this action.
"We will go along slowly, coolly,
calmly and collected . and when the time
oomes for organized labor to make a
protest the public will) know that nobody
will be to blame but tho authorities who
refuse to make a move to avert It.
"If we announced the results of our
tabulations of the eulke vote to-day
everybody outside of organized labor
would be surprised at the number of men
and women who have pledged themselves
as being ready to make the fight for the
1,400 policemen of this city.
"Your committee recommends that a
progressive report be received and re
quests that all the financial aid possible
be voted for the striking policemen."
It was unanimously voted to place a
weekly assessment on the members of all
the unions for the benefit ot the police.
GETS NEW $730,000 BILL
Answers Hotel Crillon With
Charge for Advertising.
Special Cble Deepatch to Tna Son and the
Public Ledatr.
Copyright. 1SU, all right reserved.
London. Sept. 31. The Weeklv Dis
patch reports that now that the Ameri
can Peace Delegation Is winding up Its
activities in Paris lt'has been confronted
with a bill by the proprietor of the Hotel
Crillon, the American peace headquar
ters. In whlcn over and above the rental
agreed upon when the hotel was requisi
tioned for the housing of the American
plenipotentiaries and their staff, the fol
lowing charges occur:
To loss ot clientele, (500,000.
To demoralization of the staff by hav
ing accustomed them to receive wages
above the ordinary standards, J250.000.
To these demands the members of the
American peace delegation have not re
plied directly, but they, In their turn,
have sent in a bill to the proprietor of
the Hotel Crillon, the main Items of
which are l
To advertisement of the hotel by mak
ing It American headquarters, (500,000.
To Improvement of the staff by teach
ing 'them American methods of work,
So far the hotel proprietor has not
found a reply to this counter from the
Expected to Hare Nearattatlons
"With President.
Specitl CabU Deepatch to Tits Bar from th
London Timet Service.
Copyright, 191?, all right reserved.
BmsMN, Sept 21. Count von Hern
irtorff Is mid to be writing his memoirs.
They are expected to afford the first
full information conoernlng the negotia
tions with President Wilson preparing
the way for peace Intervention.
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Washington Officials Watch
Strike Situation With
Serious Concern.
Federation's Head Prompted
Wilson's Unsuccessful Plea
for Labor Armistice.
Special DetpatcA to Ths Sex.
Washington, Sept. 21. With the na
tion on the eve of what promises to
be the greatest steel strike in history
official Washington is in a helpless
attitude and Is watching the situation'
with serious concern.
Bo far as can be 'learned, with the
President, who undertook to obtain
adjustment or delay, on the Paclflc
coast, there Is no hope of any com
promise at this late hour. The De
partment of Labor Is still offering Its
good offices. Hugh L. Kerwin, hcadetne stnto troopers rode through the
of the division of mediation, has a I
standing offer of mediation with tho
companies and the men involved.
The Department Is not letting those
at Interest forget that Its good offices are
available, but no one apparently wants
them. It seems plain that all hope of
peaceable settlement vanished when
Gary finally told Bernard M. Haruch,
who was acting for the President, that
he could not and would not meet rep-"
resentatlves of the unions.
Officials were silent to-night on the
probable extent of the strike or its ef
fect. There is no disguising the fact,
however, that It is expected to deal a
serious blow to the Administration plans
to stop further Industrial strife and
wage demands until the Industrial con
ference called by the President had had
opportunity to act.
The labor leaders who are In Imme
diate charge of the situation are In
Pittsburg. There was no statement
forthcoming to-day from Samuel Com
pers or any other officer of the Ameri
can Federation of Labor. Just what
action the federation will take remains
to be seen. The men are counting on the
fullest cooperation from the federation.
They have laid every move before Mr.
Oompers, its president, and It was the
latter who prompted President Wilson's
efforfs at Intervention.
Many officials In Washington are
deeply concerned and are watching every
move made. There has been much frank
discussion here of the possibilities of
disorder and Us effect In the present sit
uation of unrest with radicals every
where ready to start something.
It was this situation that led to the
warning from Attorney-Oeneral Talmer
yesterday that the Government was able
and fully willing to protect Itself and
American Institutions In every emer
gency. State officials, however, will be
looked to largely to see that peace and
order ore preserved.
Impression Out That Labor
Troubles Are Anticipated.
An order Issued by Major-Gen.
O'Ryan directing the Twelfth Ileglment,
New York Guard, to recruit to full
strength of 1,200 men was considered
significant in guard circles yesterday.
The order was issued Saturday, pro
viding for opening a recruiting cam
paign to-day to run two weeks. The
present strength of the unit, which is
commanded by Col. Nelson D. Burr, is
800 men. So far as could be learned
similar orders were not submitted to
other guard oommands In the city.
While none of the officers of the regi
ment would comment on the order, the
Impression was given that preparations
are being taken to prevent possible labor
disorders. At the time of the mobiliza
tion for the movement to the Mexican
border the Twelfth Ileglment was the
first to receive orders to recruit. The
armory Is at Columbus avenue and
Sixty-second street There recruits be
tween the ages of 18 and 45 years will
be accepted for enlistments of two
I'ri'licli Diplomat Transferred.
Paris, Sept 21. Count Castltlon de
fit, Victor, secretary of the French Em
bassy In IUo de Janeiro, has been trans
ferred to Chrlstlania. He will be re
placed by It. Thierry, secretary of le
gation at Lisbon
Cots and Provisions Hushed
to Mills Where Battles ,4
Aro Probable.
Tin Plate Manufacturer
Locks Out 3,800 Men and '
Closes His Works.
Twenty to 40 Per Cent, of
Workers Likely to Go Out
This Morning:.
Dy a htaff Oorretpondent of Tax Sox,
l'lTTsnrjBO, Sept. 21 No ono here'
knows to-night how far the steel
(strike, called now for 7 o'clock to
morrow morning, will go. Publicly,
both sides ore making extravagant'
clnlms. Privately, each admits cer
tain strength In the other side. Both
declare that they will give or take no'
Thero Is a possibility that the mills
nnd blast furnaces will open on rt
duced schedule with the men who re
main loyal. The leaders of tho strik
crs predict a complete shutdown nnd
point to credible figures In their pos
session to sustain their claim.
Already the first skirmishes have
been fought ' In McKeesport and In
Clalrton strikers' meetings were
broken up by State police, shots were
fired and nrrests were made. Gener
ally and with apparent sincerity the
strike loaders are counselling caution
nnd avoidance of trouble. Theyare
advising their men to "go fishing."
At Itankln and Brnddock huge
meetings of strikers were held with
the approval of tho local authorltlcs.
Wllllam Z. Foster, moving spirit of
the strike In this ptvotal district, and
other leaders addressed the men and
perfect ordar was maintained.
Troopers Hide Into Crowds.
At Clurrton and McKeesport, where
ntteinpts wcro made to hold meetings
in defiance of tho local authorities.
crowd ns Stnte troopers only can ride
nnd the meetings ended In o sheep
scramble for cover. The first shots
were fired at Clalrton Into the air
and twenty union agitators are In jail
without ball.
To-night the first lockout by an op
erator occurred. P. It. Crawford,
president of the McKeesport Tin Plate
Company, told a gathering of citizens
at Port Vue that his mill, employing
.1,800 men, would close. It was the
tleup of the hot mill by a strlko of
several hundred men that the strikers
hailed as their first victory ou last
I. R. Itellly, organizer or tho Ameri
can Federation of Labor In the Home
stead district, predicted last nlgbt
that 7 o'clock in the morning would
see strikes In the works of the Harbt-son-Wlker
Itefrnctorles Company, th
largo makers of fire brick; In tho Key
stone Car Wheel Company und In th
Mcsta Machine Company.
If this Is true It marks the porten
tous extension of the strike outside ot
tho ranks of the steel Industry Itself.
Rellly predicted also that 05 per cent,
of the employees of the Carnegie Steel
Company would strike.
Tense Air About riMsbnra.
Tho air of tensity outside the city
f Pittsburg Itself cannot he exagger
ated. Every man, woman nnd child,
of course, Is affected by tho strike.
But almost every able bodied man, In
addition to his gcnoral Interest In the
situation, went to bed to-night to
wako up to-morrow morning either a
striker or a special deputy.
Except at the points mentioned tho
valleys of the Allegheny and Monon
gahela rivers were ns quiet as usual
on Sunday. Tho great chimneys
whence the How of smoke and flame
never ceases In normal times contin
ued to belch. Women and children la
their Sunday frocks sat on tho steps
of tho workmen's cottages. Tha
streets for tho most part wore de
serted. Pittsburg itself presents n curious
anomaly. Tho Pittsburg papers, as a
matter of reasonable safety, have
consistently played down tho story.
Not a single paper has bo far printed
It on the front page. To the usual
run of Pittsburgera the strlko will
come as a big surprise to-morrow.
But tho men In tho offlecs of the
steel companies and of the strike
headquarters aro suffering from no
such delusion. Most of them took
sleeping equipment to their offices to
night, with tlin expectation of staying
there Indefinitely.
Both sides recognize In this strike
not only one of tho most far reaching
Industrial struggles of modorn times,
so far as tho numbers of persons and
the size of tho Interests concerned are
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