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Get It Back Through a Times-Dispatch Want Ad. fUdptumd Cimes-iBiSiratrii . First in News The T.-D. Quickly Tells Richmond Events. 69TH YEAR. VOI.UMK 60 M.'.tlllKK 271 RICHMOND, VA., SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1919. ?SIXTY PACKS XW,? ?FAIR PRICE. SEVEN CENTS THREE MEN KILLED IN SEABOARD AIR LINE WRECK WORKERS COMPLETEL Y TIE UP SHIPPING IN ENGLAND LABOR ASKS SENA TE COMMITTEE TO PROBE BRUTALITY ?o. MREDUCE 0.1. J. Frank Foushe Throws Consumers' Mass-Meeting Into Turmoil. APPEARS ON PLATFORM WITH BASKET OF FOODS Says Intelligent Buying Proper Method to Make Profiteer Helpless. WISE A.VD KEILEY gPEAK Advocatc Measures to Aid Officials in Enforcing Virginia AntJ Tnist Statue. Disconcerting utternn<o?; of .1. Frank Foushe, director of tlif I ? j:s in of Markets of the State Department of A grieult ure. literally "broke up the meeting" last night in the auditorium of John Marshall High .School, i-i?* <?? - caalon beir.g a mass-meeting ca'.b 1 by Commonwealth's Attorney Oorgi> A. "Wise and Mc'i Flnnegan, president of the Renters' and Consumers' hoaRiic, to consider was? ami means of com bating high prices of the necessities of life Mr. Foushe was the last speaker on the program. He appeared with two enormous market baskets tilled with packages of various types of rood pur chased by himself in the city markets. He told the renters and consumers present and the consumers who were no? renters first about the potatoes he had iri his basket, lie had bought th?-m by the bushel at S1.75. he said, and challenged housewives present to say how they had bought the;rs. At cents a pound?the usual method of or dering potatoes over the phon??the bushel would have cost 5. .SO. Ii?? had. therefore, saved exactly 11.0.1 by buy ing his potatoes, be claimed. Then he showed them a chuck roast he had bought at a special sale ad vertised in Richmond newspapers every Saturday. It had cost him cents o pound, and he unwrapped the meat and passed it out for inspection. There was also a cut of lamb which he had gotten at 10 cents a pound. Snjj Ijcnornnce Kxpeimr. ?"Our ignorance is the biggest cx periso we've got." declared Director Voushe. talking hard and fast. '?Intel ligent buying is the chief -clement in con! rolling prices." Apples, green peas, peanuts and otiier things in the t v\ o baskets were used -is further illustrations of the advantage of going a-marke*:ng w:-. ?? the cash In hand instead of talKing al! the time about profiteering. Mr Foushe was often interrupted. Persons asked him where he got the. foodstuffs, and a railroad man rose to inquire how a man employed as he war could be expected to take time to go hunting bargains In food, and then the women present began to ?;?>? what ? they thought about it. and they were Ml"! saying what they thought about the very idea of taking a heavy basket ?nil doing their own marketing, and so on, when the last one trailed out of i he auditorium. That the present industrial unrest all over the country was largely caused by tiie prices .-barged for the "necessi ties of life, but that the General As sembly of Virginia has already given the people of this State relief if they would reach out and take ii. and that he stood ready to prosecute if the evi dence of profiteering was produced, was the statement made by '"onimon wealth's Attorney George A. Wise, the first speaker on the program. Wants Aid of People. T'nless the people got behind the anti-trust law passed by the special session of the Deg-ishU tire, declared Mr. Wise, and reported the man who was profiteering, "then the law won't have any teeth and you'll eat eggs two years obi until you die." Mr. Wise stated his firm conviction that the country. State and city is j row facing a condition next to war in importance and that the great rem- ' edy for profiteering was publicity. Un less violations were reported, anv law on the statute books was a dead letter, said Mr. Wise. "The Legislature has given us the \ remedy." declared Mr. Wise in con clusion. "Officials stand ready to en- 1 force the law, but it can't be done tin- ? jess people lend their support." MrC. Finnegan, who presided at the meeting,, read a telegram from Oov- , ernor Davis who had expected to be j present. "Previous engagements," the Governor had wired, "prevent me from reaching Richmond before Tuesday or Wednesday. Am heartily in sympathy with object of meeting tonight as ? proper enforcement of anti-trust law! can be had only through co-operation J of the public." Would IT*c PnhllcUy. The value of publicity in the fight; against profiteering was further eni- ; phasized by C'olone' f\ II. Keilcy. ex- j ecu I i ve secretary of the State Council j of Defense, who spoke of the Federal bill now pending', which not only had teeth, said Colonel Keiley. "but tusks.'" I The purpose of tlie fair price com-; mittee was explained Colonel Keil k rv, and the valueof collecting evidence of exorbitant prices. It was also' brought out by questions from persons j., the audience that it was unlawful for a corporation or manufacturer out side of the State to fix the price of i?nv article to be sold in the State. Governor Davis will be present at another meeting which will bo held Friday night, whffl committees will be appointed in each of the thirty-two voting precincts of Richmond for the purpose of collecting evidence of profl- j leering In Richmond. REAR-ADMIRAL PENDLETON DIES IN PHILADELPHIA! Deceased Was Horn in Richmond in IS47 and Shit Active Service Durinfc War, I ny Associated Press. I T'HII.Anroi.PHlA, Sept. 27.?Rear Admiral Kdwin C. Pendleton, retired, former commandant of the Philadel phia .N'avyyard, died at the naval hos pital here tonight from chronic bron chitis. He had )?? en ill about a month. Rer?r-Admiral Pendleton was horn In Hiehn'^nd. Va., in 1S-17, and was ap OolivU i to the i'avaJ 'Ajtadomy by President Lincoln in tlifia. He saw netive service during the War Retween the States, was n.ado a rearadmlral In 1007 and retired two years later. Expcct General Uprising in German Districts r liy Associated Press. I IO HI.K.NSi-pi. ?T.?firriiiniin nr rivliiK from llic Interior in Tlir Innt fen linjM c.vprc** the belief flinl n general uprinlmc of n Itiilnhri Ixl mi I ii re I* dui' to occur momentarily I lirniiuliont tin* ii niici'u p led section of tiermany. Mull)' ot thesr (irnnnni ha\r come to tlir occupied /.mil' prepared to remain all ?inter. kiivIhk they frit re rial II (lie Hi rlK es, tile eonl ami food shortage aiul oilier troulileM ?if u jirrlitiiM nature would eimtlnuv for moiitliN. \ wealthy German mail iifaet nrer reported to American hradi|tiarterH that lie liail cloned liln factory a* had otlier manufacturer* imGiik to report* that liol*hc\lHt rleiiientM had virtually completed arrangements for terrorlr.lniT indllM Irlal center* throughout the count r.v. JGERMAN STEIMSHIPS Wnr Department Turns Big Craft Over to Bo Used for Com mercial Purposes. TO FSTAHLISII NEW LI.VKS General Frank T. Hines I'rRCs Crea tlon of Permanent Transport Re serve Capable of nn Immediate Capacity of .">00.000 Troops. r r.y .| Pre?" \va?hin<;T'jn. :?t. 2T. ? r.ig-v. former German liners allocated to the United States after the armistice, iu i hiding the former Hamburs-American steamer Irnpemtnr, the ?oro:id largest ship afloat, arc to !>?? turned crver '.o the shipping board by the War Depart ment as s??.in as ncce?Fiiry surveys can be made. Ilc-:d>- the Imrr>tor 'he ships are the K a ir.er in Augusta Victoria. Cap 1'lnistere. Graf Waider>ce. Prince Fred ? r ? k Willielm. Pretoria. .Mobile and Zeppelin. All are huge passenger liners which had be. n iaid u;? in German ports dur.ng the war. After the armis tice. tip v were delivered to American naval oflleers .n Ktigland. All of the vessels .ire now in port In this country, most i'f them at New York. To Kstahlinh Xew l.ine*. tt was said that, with the German liners seized in American ports when this country entered the war. they would be used in establishing new American freight. mall and passenger liner, presumably to Great Britain and Europe :i< well as to South America. At the War Department it was stated that the ships were turned over ttj.it by the shipping board for the specific purpose of transporting troops and war supplies and that this activity having been practically concluded, the prererj ure was 10 return ;!,e vessels to the board. Future di?p<r>Fition of the tonnage in volved. however. has morv than an academic interest for the army. Hr;g.-i dler-G'-neral Frank T. limes, chief of embarkation, has be< n advocating for months, the establishment of a "trans port r- serve" to Include the beat of '.oininandeered ships Plan to C harter Transport*. His plan was to charter the trnns ports to commercial firms tinder con ditions that structural changes were made and that army experts be per mitted to make Regular inspections. General Mines had figured that a trans port licet with an immediate capacity of more than ~>'jO.OOO troops could be easily built up and maintained ready for any emergency. 11m proposal is known to have met with favor from other gv verntner.t oflicials and from members of Congress. U. S. SAILORS REGAIN POSSESSION OF TRAU WITHOUT BLOODSHED Port Is Located In Dalmatian Co as! District Assigned to U. S. for Policing. IHy Associated Press. i WASHINGTON. Sept. 27.?A force of American sailors from the cruiser Olvmpia was landed at Trau, on the lower Dalmatian coast, September 24, Secretary Daniels announced today. "Without bloodshed, the Americans gained possession of the city, which previously had been occupied by a force of Italians. Secretary Daniels' announcement said: "On September 21 a number of Italians surprised and captured Trau. a Dalmatian port in the zone assigned by the supreme council to be policed by the Americans. A small landing force from the United . .ates steam ship Olympia succeeded in recovering the town and preserving order t .ere without bloodshed. Serbians were per suaded by Admiral Andrews from tak ing action." Hear-Admiral Andrews, commanding the American naval forces In the Adri atic. in reporting the landing, said he acted oil instructions from the su preme council at Paris received fitter he had reported that a force of Ital ians. apparently revolutionists, had occupied the city on the morning of September 23. llis message did not say whether the Americans still oc cupied the town, but press dispatches from Copenhagen and Paris have said that the Americans withdrew after turning the town over to the Jugo slavs. REVISED FIGURES PLACE HURRICANE'S TOLL AT 320 Of Totnl Cu.nialtleH Hepoitcd Along Texas fount, Itl.'t Remain I nldent llled. | Fly Associated Press.] CO It PL'S t'MR 1ST I, TRXAS, Sept. 27. ?A revised summary of the casualties made public tonight l>y the bureau of information places the known dead in the. vicinity of Corpus Christ! as the result of I he hurricane anil tidal wave which swept over the South Texas Oulf Coast September 14 at 320. Of this number 157 were Identified, leaving lfi.1 in the list slill unidentified. The known dead in the vicinity of Tlockport. Aransas Pass and Port Aran sas is officially given as twenty-five, bringing the death roll in the storm swept area up to 345. In Corpus Christ! alone the list of persons still unaccounted for contains 275 names, making a grand total of fi2ft for (he affected districts, Including, known dead and missing. I lU Engine and Six Cars on Train No. 5 Leave Rails. STRIKES A BROKEN SWITCH Engineer Smith Pinned Undtr Wreckage, While Fireman Is Hurled Out of Cab. Three men are known to have been 1 killed Arid others arc believer! pinned beneath the wreckage of Seaboard Air Dine Pass?neer Train No. 5, which turned over two miles south of Peters burg shortly before midnight last I night. The known victims are: C. R. Smith, engineer. Richmond. Harry Ferguson. fireman. Richmond, j An unidentified man believed to have been a tramp. I!r-s;dcs th<> eng; six cars, two baggage cars and four freight baggnge oars turned over while the train was traveling at speed estimated at forty, ' miles. Preliminary inspection led to sus p" on i y passengers that the train na<! bf>Ti deliberately wrecked. Strike* Itrokrn .Snitch. ? Sirirtini; a broken switch at u point, Known as Seacost was y i ve ti us the cause of the accident. 1 "asseng'-rs who ex imini-d the switch reported eariv ' this morning that they believed th*e * train had i?-en del iberatelv wrecked Tirv switch loi-k had been broken ? \\ hen the speeding train strtiek the ; switch it veered ?.ji the track and the over''6 a forward coaches turned Smith, the engineer was pinned be neath the engine, and is believed to have been killed instantly. Ferguson : was hurled out of the engine cab and was found several yards from the tracks dead. I Under the d*^ri3 was found the bodv of another man, believed to have been j a tramp, as he could not be identified. PnnMengcrn Ilndly Shaken. None of the passengers were injured. Some were badiy shaken up, but the length of the train and ti?e &svera.1, hfeavv coaches ahead of the passengers'^ | compartments prevented these from j leaving the tracks. Smith and Ferguson boarded the en gine In Richmond, preparing to pilot the train into Jacksonville it was necessary for the' passengers to po two miles from the seone of the wreck for a telephone with which to summon aid. As soon as word was sent .o Petersburg-. a rlozen physi cians were hurried to the scene in automobiles. A wrecking train was assembled and at an earlv hour this morning was making effort to lift the o' Kn^nfr,Rr:"'% ''J orc1'r Ihal Ih* body ?. J.nj,ineer >m:th could be recovered. Hcnr Groans From ('arn. to^i!\CLher or n,Jt ,htro wcrf- any men in .he baggage or freight b.iygage cars could not be learned early todav Sev eral passangers reported 'hearing groans within one of the locked cars which nau not been opened at latoc* reports. 1 v.-A.nV';'Ku,hM rascrn50rs r'n Ih<* train in - , - v KoN'n- Barton Heights. In a ti I c-phone message he stated that the accident occurred at 11:30 o'clock The passengers in the sleepers and day ' coaches were thrown from their seat-? by the impact, out did not believe anv serious trouble had been inet with for several moments Addresses of Ferguson and Smith ; could not be learned early this morn ing from Seaboard Air l,ine officials , here It IS understood that Ferguson resided on Marshall Street. Train* Held I p Here. As a result of the wreck several trains wcr?> being held in Hroad Street ?station early this morning, preparatory southward!"^ th*m ?Ver ?ther track"s Investigation of the wreck bv otfi I cials and the coroner was predicted i early today, particularly in tiew of the r.port that the switch had been tam ? ' ', 1 ?s???gers .stated that as \ cou!d J1'" se<'? 'he switch lock ' had been broken and tiia L when the heavy train struck the frog it left the mam track, traveled a few fe.-t ajoner the s.ding and then plunged into over ' ,h? CLAIM RAILWAY SHOPMEN HAVE DECIDED ON TERMS I ndrrfltnnclinK Snld to IZxlAt as to ^\\ liUc <>overnitieat Conlrol.* Properly. f Bv Associated Press l WASHINGTON. Sept. 27.?Represen tatives of affiliated unions comprising ' the railroad shopmen were reported i Itilif ',U *\? V??Jre:lchPd a general un derstanding with the railroad adminis- i t rat ion covering wages and working conditions to remain in effect while the government retains control of the lines. Details were not available, as the! plan is still to be completed, bu? ofli- ? cials of the American Federation of ' 1^3nor familiar with terms of the un derstanding were quoted as describing I the most far-reaching and comprehen- ? isive advancement ever made bv or- i ganized lal>or. More than 600,000 railway employe* are included in the group of union* known as the railroad shopmen Ac"- i cording to meagre statements obtained i j from various sources, thft contemplated I agreement includes a union wage scale ? for each trade or craft involved, the ; : establishment of a basic eight-hour ! day. time and a half for overtime and ' | many other detailed provisions, all to ! be incorporated in uniform national i contracts which would terminate anto I mat lea I ly when the roads were handed j I back to private operation. i VISCOUNT REACHES CAPITAL I I.ord firry Kxpe(?t? <<? [tecelvr III* 1 Credentials to I'rrjililfnt Wl lnon Xrvf Week. my Associated Press 1 WASHINGTON rtept. 37. ? I.ord Grey, the new British ambassador to the United States arrived today, and after a rest over tho week-end will take up his new duties. He expects his credcrtlals to President Wilson next week. Dord Grey was met at the Union Station by Assistant-Secretary Phillips of the State Department, who is his personal friend, and by members of the staff of thv British embassy. There was no ceremony at the station, the | ambassador and his party driving Ini- : mediately to the embassy. SEES NO CHANGE IN WILSON'S CONDITION Dr. Cary Grayson Announces President Is Resting Fairly Well. SEEK TO DIVERT HIS MIND Concern of Those Nearest Ex ecutive Is to Get His Thoughts Off Official Cares. , fRy Associated Pr?ro? 1 ON BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON'S SPECIAD TRAIN, Sept. 27.?Although benefitted by several hours of sleep, president Wilson's condition showed no important change tonight while the special train on which he made his interrupted tour of the country was approaching Washington. Date in the afternoon Dr. Cary T. Grayson. Mr. Wilson's personal phy sician, Issued this bulletin: "The condition of the President this afternoon Bhows no very materia: change sine* thi.*\ mnrnintr. but he has been benefitted from the s eep and rest of the early hours of th<- day. "<j liA YSON." Remaining in bed nearly all day. the President was said to have regained some of the loss of? strength which followed his nervous attack of yes terday His train is due in Washing ton tomorrow morning, and he will t)C taken to the White House for a. more complete rest from his long spec h-rnaking trip for the peace treaty. Nays Condition I* Not Alarmlnjr. The bulletin issued by Dr. Gray son was the second of the day, a morn ing statement declaring ther" was lit tle change from Mr. Wilson's condi tion of yesterday, which had been de scribed as "not alarming." Mr Wilson sat up a short time dur ing the early afternoon, but l?r. Gray son, enforcing btrlctly his rule of ab solute rest, did not permit his patient to give attention lo executive affairs or to exert himself in any other way. The physician spent practically the entire day witli the President and in sisted on keeping his mind away from the cares of Ma oflke and of the treaty tight. During the entire day Mrs. _,Wl'.son._ too, w.\s in constant allciid ronce.upon her husband, insisting upon acting as his nurse and ministering in person to may of his wants. krduce Speed of Trnin. As the train neared Pittsburgh run ning a rate in excess of most express trains. Dr. Grayson objected to the pace, and it was decided to slacken it tiurinc the night. It was understood .Mr. Wilson became uneasy at the way the train was speeding ,;nd th ?t l?r. Grayson ? decided a slower pace would be advisable in the interest of the patient's comfort. At the rear end nf the tr-.un the President's private car had the hard est joits .is the speci.il cracked around curves and bumped over switches? along the way. I'nder the new schedule, no attempt will be made to reach Wash ington until 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. Dr. Grayson issued no further for mal bulletins, but he told inquirers late tonight that the President was doing "as well as could be expected." "lie still .- uffers from. headache and nervousness." said Dr. Grayson, "but he has secured a little refreshing sleep uu I retained some nourishing food. 1 believe he will fesnond to the simple treatment of complete rest " CLEMENCEAUSAYS HE WILL RESIGN AS SOON AS PACT IS RATIFIED French Premier Will Retire. Satisfied With Work He Has Accomplished. fBy Universal Service. 1 PARIS. Sept. -7.? In intimate conver sation with a friend. Premier Clemen ceau has announced his decision to resign immediately upon the ratifica tion of the peace treaty, it was learned late tonight on the highest authority. "I shall withdraw, fully satisfied of having accomplished my duly." the premier is quoted as saying. "I am happy to have gained the friendship of the poilus. My satisfaction is great at the new frontiers of France, but such fronti"rs must be held in the future l>v other means than lawyers and argu ments. "The peace treaty hasn't any value except through the will to observe its spirit. That is w by France must pro duce strong men." SENATE VOTES FUNDS Passe* mil A pproprlatlng Money (it Care for tirnves of Soldier* in Foreign I, ii ii (Is. rny Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.?The Senate today passed the bill providing funds for caring for the graves on foreign soil of members of the American mili tary forces. Service on World Series for Baseb3ll Fans Here It Ichmond bn so l>n 11 fnn* will l?c enabled In tvntch the Cincinnati Rrd Sox nnd tlie Chl<iaKo While So* bnt tle for the world'* clia in plonsb ip thin week, arrangements hnvlng been made to give tlic gume*, piny li> ploy, on The Times-Dispatch elect rle urorcbourd, As eacli plujr In rnnde in Cincin nati or Clilcngo It will Ite Hushed upon The rimes-Dispatch .score board, which shows the movements of the \nrionw players nnd every event of the game. In connection with the bonrd, nn nnnouncer will plve the iniiN more detailed ncoount* of the plays from time to time. Games are Mcheduled to start nt It o'clock, Itlchmond time, beginning next Wednesilny, October I. In addition to the scoreboard service. The Times-Dispatch will curry complete reports upon the games In Its aporttng pages. Arti cles written by llnmoii Itnnyon, I'riiuk Jlenkc, .Inmes l-j. Corbett. nnd othef nf the country's 'leading: base ball writer* will apponr dully. ATTEMPT TO MOVE I TRAINS IS STOPPED BY UNION LABORERS Pickets Halt Strings of Cars and Remove the Engines. HEATED SPEECH OF CENSURE MADE AGAINST GOVERNMENT Secretary James Thomas Asserts Trouble May Result in Bloodshed. URGES MEN TO STAND SOLID Tzojulon Admits Present Strngple Is Test Between Powers und Organized Workidr Classes. tlir Associated Frf*.* 1 T-ON'DO.V, Sept. 27.?Tho first day of the greatest strike In England's history passed without disorder, but with practically complete stoppage of railway transportation throughout the country. Thus far it has been from a union standpoint the most successful tie-tip of industry ever recorded by warring labor. Tonight a groat mass-meeting' of railway men was held in Albert Hall, at which .lames Henry Thomas, sec retary of the National Union of Rail way Men. after the audience for an hour ha-J sung "The Red Flag." deliv ered a hotted speech of censure against the government and declared that trouble was brewing which might lead to bloodshed. Both Thomas and C. T. Cramp, presi dent of the union, who had preceded, j asserted that the men were firmly behind the leaders in this great crisis, t.'rnmp Denounces Government. President Cri'.mp denounced tho gov ernment statement regarding the pur pose of the strike <as a "deliberate lie." I It was not the public with whom the strikers were at war, lie declared: it was the people who were for the mo I meat in the position of directing the affairs of the- country. AM '?the powers of hell, the press, platform and perhaps the pulpit," would be invoked against the strikers, said President Cramp, but if thev ro mained solid they would !>?? victorious. l oth speakers denounced what they fha raelerized a_s t he government at tempt to bias the mind of the public l<v saying that the strike was not in ' fit ftnse of union rights, but against tin- life of the community. Answer- 1 inn the Premier's strong statement i earlier in the day that the strike was i an anarchistic conspiracy against the government. Secret.ir> Thomas de- i dared if that were true "Cod help the 1 count ry." A ns?rr* Cliallencf. "My answer to the Prime Minister's challenge." said Mr. Thomas, "is that it he will now say to us officially hlm s. If, ro: influenced or intimidated by any i I'lse, if lie will say as head of the state, that he is prepared to I'onci'&c to the same principle of all railway servants, then the strike can cease jtit once." Mflicial pronouncement from govern ment sources and hitter rejoinders from the railway executive, coupled with the attitude of the press, which ' !?= largely with she government, has surrounded the strike with a decided ly political atmosphere. The general feeling as expressed by the news papers is that the present struggle is a test between the relative powers of the government and of the organ ized working classes. A lengthv verbatim report, issued of ficiary tonight concerning Friday's conference between the government and railway men. shows that Secretary Thomas asked for a minimum of t!0 shillings a week for all workers. Mr. Lloyd George admitted that the rail way men before the war had been "ili' gracefully underpaid.*' A '???- trains, manned by non-union isis, pit!lod out of tii*. London stations (iurinir the day Several trains which /eft for the north tonight were stopped by pickets, and the engines taken off The passengers were left to carnn in the cars. Trains of fish were left I -r.andlng ou sidings and the contents spoiled. Government Muntrrs Lnrrir*. The government and strike leaders : were busily engaged all dav marshall ing their forces for a light to the finish. Robert Williams, general secre- ? tary of the Transport Workers* Union, expressed the opinion 'hat the triple alliance would bo automatically iri- ! volvcd. and the transport service of i the whole country would then hoi paralyzed. The government has already muster ed 1,000 motor lo'rries for the trans port. of food, and is by no means at the end of its resources in that direc- i tion. r?ffor.s or voluntary aid. as ! drivers and in other capacities, it is officially stated, are coming from all over the country, amounting to a quarter of a million. Many of the volunteers are discharged soldiers and j women who had previously worked in ! the government transport service. The first day of the strike resulted in the practical suspension of the rail- ! way service everywhere, excepting in Ireland and. as a consequence, it is estimated fully 1.000,000 persons are idle, including clerks and attendants, as well as those actually engaced in* operating tr-iins. The National Union of Railway Men and the Amalgamated Society of "Locomotive Engineers and Firemen have combined strength of half a million, and claim with their reserve of fi.,riiin.rt0O, to be able to pay each striking member one pound a week for three weeks, before which time they are. confident they will win The mail deliveries in London to day were virtually restricted to let ters posted in London, but the Post-i master-General is organising a road transport for the malls and exports to have a fairly efficient service in the next day or two. which it is honed to supplement with an air service. Alloiv Germany Oil Tanker*. PARIS, Sept. 27.-?The supreme coun cil today decided to allow Germany tho use of fourteen oil tankers until the oil contracted for in America has been delivered. The oil tankers will then be divided among Ungland, France ana Italy. ,c Steel Companies Plan Test of Union Power I My Assort (t'1 ' I'ross I I II M'AliO,, Sept. ?*.?steel com panies in tin- ftiiriiK" lire a have prepared for u ten ill' vlrcntlli with tin- (nSinr iiiiIoiih next .tloniliiy wltrn a determined attempt will In- mnile to operate iin many plant* ax possi ble at full enpnclty. Appenl* to tlir men to return at once hn\e been Utiifd and It In hinted tliut miles* ' l hey rripuml it number of tlie rom pa n Ion may decide to clour ilonii for an indefinite period. Step* huvc been taken t? provide tin- ni'i-PBNurjr poller protection for llip striker* wlio ? l?li to return to tlii'lr post*. Kinli/.liii; that :i crisis In at hand In the Unlit, tli<- Inlinr oruaiiiz.a t loriM art- dolitK '?rrjtlilnc possible to h t ren Hi lie n their lines. \ number of uinNM-meetinc* hnve hern net Tor tomorrow, at uhieli lalior lenders will iirsr union men to rcmuln out and imiore overtures of Hu* steel com panic*. At f.nry, Ind., Mayor IIodRtn ne repted na offer of the I.oynl Amerl etin League to furnish ?no of their number* to nerve n* volunteer policemen, hcglniilnc Monday, JOHNSON HAS "ABIDING FAITH" IN CALIFORNIA Despite Reports He Still Believes His State Oppos.es Treaty. HIS FIRST SPEECH WEDNESDAY Declares "Misty References, Mys I terions Generalities and Veiled In sinuations" Cannot Sway Reason or Aflfert Patriotism. 1 Rv t*nivers;il Service. 1 CHICAGO, Sept. 27.? United States Senator lliratn Johnson, who was en route tonight to California to resume his speaking campaign against the | league of nations, gave out a .statement ' in which he expressed "an abiding | faith" in the people of California, his i home State, The Senator's statement was taken as an answer to press dispatches of . the day*telling of his receipt of a tele gram from Californiarj\ asking him to withdraw his opposition"-.to ratification of the treaty without reservations. Senator Johnson stopped here for a fp.w hours on route from Washington, 'lie was accompanied by Mrs. Johnson, i They continued their journey to the coast tonight. Senator Johnson ex pected to make his tlrst speech at San Francisco Wednesday night. The Senator's statement was ad dressed to the people of California, ? anil was as follow.": "I have an abiding faith and con fidence in the men and women of Cali fornia. 1 will not for an instant con cede that misty references, or mys terious generalities or veiled insinua tions of impossible catastrophes, can sway their reason, or affect their pa-, triotism. ? "l know their sterling Americanism, and that lit a contest between that Americanism and a flabby internation alism, their choice will be neither un certain nor doubtful. "I'm on my way to preach the faith that is in me: the faith of our fathers. This 1 have never hesitated or feared to do, and this In the present crisis, no matter what the circumstances, I in tend to do." 300 INFLUENZA CASES REPORTED TO HEALTH SERVICE BY 14 STATES H ami rig Is Sounded Thai People Avoid Crowds and Watch for Symptoms. I P.y Associated Press 1 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27.?More than :;0t> cases of influenza were reported to the l'ubiic Health Service by fourteen States, but the disease has not reached the proportions of an epidemic in any State. The service announced today that the cases reported generally ot a mild type. States reporting and the number in each follow: Alabama, 20; Arkansas. It; Califor nia, .M; Florida. 22; Georgia, 23: Kan sas. 31; Kentucky, 13; Louisiana, 5; .Maine. .*?; .Massachusetts, 42; Montana, 4; New Jersey, 20; New York, 31; Wash ington,' s. "The fact that the cases are of a mild type would seem to be a hopeful sign,"' said Surgeon-General Blue. "However, it. is too early to make aj forecast with any degree of certainly." "The wisest thing to do is for every person to avoid contact with those af fected. to keep out of crowds and crowded places, to i?e on the lookout i for the first symptoms and when these i appear to go directly to bed and sum mon a physician. "State ami city authorities should by no means take it for granted that I influenza will not return. 10very nan-: itary precaution should be rigidly en forced until the danger has entirely passed." PLAN COMMUNfTY STORE IN NORTH CAROLINA CITY Wilmincfon CnnxumerH Say Fair-Price Commission Has Marked t'p Price*. | llv Associated Press 1 WILMINGTON. N. C\, Sept. 27. Housewives there, promoters of the Consumers' League, announce that ?shortly a community store, operated mi , the interest of consumers, will be i opened here. This announcement came on the heels I of the published list of Wilmington's ' fair-price commission, in which tlio women of the city declare the fair- i price commission has fixed the prices of many commodities at considerably | more than those commodities are at present bringing in Wilmington storr.s. ? ENACT ANTI-STRIKE LAW : Alahainn I.eglnlntiire Provide* Fine of SlilMIO nnd Prison Term* for I'er modm Found Guilty. I Hv Associated Press. 1 MONTGOMERY. ALA., Sept. 27.?A State antistrtko law was enacted a law j during the last hour of the State Leg- I islatnre here today, when the House | passed the Senate bill providing for a futfl or not more than % 1,000 and prison sentence for persons found guilty of entering into a combination or agree ment to stop the wheels of Industry in Alabuma. ARE OUTLAWED BY TRUSTS' OFFICIALS Assert Illegal and Brutal Methods Are Employed by Corporation. WILL APPEAL TO UNION MEN ON ALL RAILROADS Employers Claim Continued In crease in Applications From Strikers. GARY ORE MILLS OPEN Reports From Southern District Sho^ That Workers Are Return ing at Rapid Rate. IBy Associated Pre.1?.! PTTTSBt'RCrH, Sept. 27.?The national committee for organizing Iron and steel workers after canvassing th? steel strike situation here, today sent a. telegram to United States Senator Kenyon, chairman of the Senate Labor | Committee, tonight asking him to have the committee come to Pittsburgh and investigate for itself the conditions | the steel strikers complain of in i Western Pennsylvania. I The national committee also decided to confer with the railroad brother ! hoods on matters in connection with ' the strike. The telegram sent to Senator Ken ! yon, which was decided upon by un&ni I mous artion of the national committee, | which represents twenty-four unions I involved in the strike, requested and | urged the committee which is investi gating the strike "to come to the Pitts burgh district at the earliest practical dale for the purpose of gritting first hand evidence of the causes of tho strike and ot' the illegal and brutal methods employed by the steel cor porations Lo bre^k the strike." In many instances the civil authori ties -have entirely outlawed organized labor, the telegram concluded, A conference committee of the na tional committee will get in touch with the heads of the four railroad brother hoods as soon as possible. What ,tho (steel workers will ask the brotherhoods I to do Is not stated. / | liei'ore it adjourned it confirmed its confidence in William Z. Foster, secre 1 tary of the national committee, whoso alleged radical altitude has been at ! lacked in Congress and elsewhere. I Secretary Poster said tonight that the' [commission will give out a document | tomorrow that will be interesting. He l would not say what it was. The sixth jay of the strike in the I Pittsburgh district was the quietest of the week. Saturday being a half holiday in the steel industry there was no great change in the number of men i at work, either in the plants of the United States Steel Corporation or in the mills of the independents. The employers continued to make announcements of small gains, but th? strike leaders had nothing to say ex cept that the situation from their standpoint remained satisfactory. On the other hand, otlieials of the I riited States Steel Corporation and independent companies, who claim to have won back many deserters, are preparing to launch a drive of their own. in an effort to reopen as many plants as possible and increase the output in mills kept in operation. The sixth day of the industrial struggle, which, passing without serious disorder, brought no great advance to either side, was marked by the follow ing developments: I. Kurmal announcement bv the strikers' national committee that the Hftnlcheni strike would become effec tive tomorrow. Invitation extended by the strikers to the Senate labor committee to visit Pittsburgh and investigate for itself "causes of the strike" and "illegal and brutal methods employed bv the steel corporations to break the strike." Announcement that the .strikers would confer with the railroad brother hoods "on matters in connection with the strike." 4. (expression of confidence in Wil liam 'A Foster, secretary of the strikers national committee, adopted by tha body after attacks had been made on Poster in Congress and elsewhere, for alleged "radicalism." 5. Detailing of additional police in various cities to afford protection to workers desiring to return to their posts tomorrow. <i. Reply by Secretary of War Raker to strikers' protest that he lacked au thority to prevent employment In Chi cago of discharged soldiers in uniform as strike guards. 7. Second message sent Governor Cox, of Ohio, by Governor Cornweil. o* West Virginia. warning him of a threatened "invasion" of West Virginia, by Ohio strikers unless the WeTrton mills closed by tomorrow afternoon. GARY Oil 10 Mil,US OPK.V WITH U.34K) MKN BACK ON JOBS I Bv Associated I'rcss. 1 CHICAGO. Sept. 27.?Ore mills at the United States Steel Corporation plant at Gary, lnd.. open, with officials claim ing 2,500 men at work, approximately ?1.000 men on the job at the Illinois Steel Company mills at South Chicago, according to heads of the company, with some sheets actually rolled yes terday; answer awaited to an appeal to Washington by employees of the Inland Steel Company, and a Federal injunction against picketing at tho plant of the Pollack Steel Company at Chicago, summed up the situation in general of the steel strike in the Chi cago district as the sixth day of tho walkout began. Conllicting claims by industrial heads and labor leaders ami minor rioting at the VJlinois Steel Company plants at South Chicago and at Gary marked passage of the tifth day of tho strike. One man was beaten at tho Illinois Steel plant, and at Gary tho tirsi shots of the strike were ftred when puards dispersed a crowd ot strike sympathizers who had stoned their automobile. No one was injured. MOIIB UFA' HKTIJHNING TO WORK AT It III MING II AH M*v A*xo<iat*d J'r?-nn | BIRMINGHAM. ALA., Sept, 27,-Al though more men were reported *f. work this morning at the steel plants of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail road Compsfny and American Steel dml Wire Company, Westtlold and Pair field. it was necessary to transfer work1, at one or two places to other part# of the district because ot * shortage of men. in some of the electrical depart*