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Today?Partly cloudy; warmer. Tomor
row?Threatening; probably rain. Hitrhest
temperature yesterday, 57; lowest, 36.
RESULTS ?Hint. That?? ?vby HenOd
acfvcrtjaving ?ncretu? vriai emCh
NO. 4.511
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Thirty-?even Member? of New Senate Sign
Resolution Opposing Plan of President.
Action to Let World Know Paris Compact
Ha* No Chance of Ratification?Not Un
favorable to International Agreement, But
Against Covenant A* Presented.
Thirty-sewn Senators who will be
member* of the next Senate have siffn
?ed a ?solution piedone themselves
to rote against a lea-gt.? of nation a.
Thta is four more than the number
roqtiired to defeat ra??-cation. Those
in charire of the resolution say they
will have forty signatures before Con
gress adjourns at coon today.
The resolution containa two ape-einc
and distinct provieions. They are:
1. A demand for immediate pea?ce
with Germany and the putting- aside
of all other lsau?ae until the terms of
peace have been concluded.
2. A notice to the world and to the
powers gathered at the peace con*
fere?nce t hat more than one-third of
the membership of the United State?
Senate will not support the league of
nations plan.
In circulating the resolution today
among the Senators, thoee having it
in charge found it very easy to ob
tain signatures. Most of thoee who
slimed were Republicans, but a few
were Democrats. None of the Sena
tors who will retire from Congress at
the end of thia session was asked to
sum. Several newly elected Senators
who happened to be in the city affixed
their signatures.
Wilton Plan X*t ?atiafartary.
It was said that several of the Sen
ators who ?timed had only one objec
tion to make to tho resolution, and that
w*aa that It did not go far enough.
Others who signed expressed the opin
ion that the resolution might make it
clear that some form of league of na
tion? might be entered into, but that
the plan proponed by President WH
?on st the Peace Conference would
not do. They affixed their signatures
to the document, however, after ex
plaining that in a general way they
'' tvorrri tbe establishment of a league
1 f one could be formed w hich would
not impair American sovereignty and
American freedom of action.
Want Seaate Plaa Kaawa.
There was no attempt at evasion
among those who circulated the reso
G tat?on as to their purpose in pressing
for signatures at thia time. They de
sired, thev ?said, to have it publicly
knerwn before the President returned
to Paris that the Senate waa against
him. and that knowledge of thia
might be sent to Paris before he set
It Is improbable that the resolution
will aver be propos??d to the Senate or
that a vote of the Senate will be
asked npon il. Those having It in
? h arge consider that this Is not neces
sary to accomplish their purpose. Kven
if they succe-e-d^d In getting forty
Senators to sign it, this would be
barely enough to pass it. and rather
than attempt passage and fail they
will merely allow the resolution to
Ua upon the table.
-?:-?? i-t n..? ta Leine.
If time can b-p ??ecured it is probable
that many of the Senators who have
si??ned the resolution will rise in the
?Senate and explain that if considera
tion had been given to it they would
have voted for It. Whether the entire
thirty-seven or forty, as the cas? may
Illinois Member Expected to
Quit Republican Leader
ship?Health Cause.
I'epreaentative Mann, of Illinois,
made what substantially amounted to
an announcement that he would not
H.wept the floor leadership In the nejtt
? ongress in addressing the House last
"1 want to ?ay that henceforth I
shall spend more time in my Karden
and ie?s in the House of Representa
tive?." he declared, after statins; he
felt that hi.s Impaired health had been
r.-*tort*d. due to his long rest.
The comment upon his future wa?
maiale in response to the ?liver testi
monial of the House. "It is not my
nature to sulk or repine over defeat
or because I rannot always have my
way." he said.
"In the stirring times that are to
.oinr I hope 1 may still be able to
lend both my voi.?* and support to
help the new Speaker. I will do this
willingly ami ungrudgingly because 1
have known Mr. (iillett for many
year? and have the ?reateat respect
for hi? judgment and ability. There
is no bitterness that shall be allowed
to remain in my heert."
Representative Finie Garrett inter
rupted to ?ay that the Democratic
?lde "sometimes hated the Speaker.
often loved him. and always admired
The announcement of Representa
tive Mann waa generally accented as
meaning that the floor leadership,
which Involves constant attendance
upon the House, will be handed over
to some other Republican.
Naval Hydroplanes
Will See President Oil
New YoTk. March 1.?Four naval
hydroaeroplane? will act as a
naval eecort for President Wilson
when he sails from this port, it waa
lnttooaeed here today.
Tlie planes ?t?rt^ today from
Hampton I'oad? for the station at
I'.oa-lcaway Point. U I. They will re
mam at the latter place until the
G?-aviatenf? ?hip ??II?. They will
hover about the ?hip until ?he. I?
?4 at ?. a
3.000 Militi ry Pruo-ien Strike.
1-eavenworth. Kan?.. March 3._A
?Irlke lasting four hours wa? start
ed today intona- the i.maa prisoner?
In the Init- ; ?tate? disciplinary
barracks at ?fort Leaveaworth.
be. will take the opportunity of doing
this Is entirely problematical. Tho?e
who are moet vigorous tn their op
position to the league plan are advis
ing this course, and are urging that
every one of the signers should arise
In the Senate and declare his position.
"Such a spectacle," one of these
opponents said, "would be a crush
ing: blow to the proposed league."
A prominent Republican Senator
who helped in the circulation of
the resolution ??id that the alacrity
with which Senators affixed their
names to the paper astonished him.
Seutsrs liner t? ?>??p
"It wa? really remarkable as It
was refreshing." this Senator said,
"to find such eagerness upon the
part of Senators to put themselves
down as favoring the retention of
all our American doctrines and hav
ing nothing whatever to do with
the auTairg of foreign nations. Some
of them even wanted the resolution
stronger. Not one Senator to whom
the resolution was presented re
fused to sign."
When administration Senators
learned of the resolution they plan
ned a counter move by suggesting
a resolution in favor of the league.
To. this they might readily obtain
the signatures of a majority of
the Senate, but the fact that thirty
seven have signed the opposing
resolution would make it impossibl.
for the administration followers lo
get two-thirds of the Senate to
sign, and It takes a two-thirds vote
of tbe Senkte to ratify the treaty.
Thousands Seek Tickets to
Hear Wilson and Taft.
Speculators Active.
Near York. March 1?"No, Vm sorry;
they're all frone, no. I'm sorry; no. no.
no, no." These w-r-rv tbe word*? re
?-eat?Kl all ?toy lona; touay by an extra
corps of telephone girls in the offices
of Abram T. Ktkus to thousands of
applicants for tickets of admission to
the meetlnc at which President Wil
son and former Preaident Taft ?ire to
speak in defense of the league of na
tions in the Metropolitan Opera Houso
tomorrow night. A Wall street hanker
offered to subscribe $1.000 to any char
ity in exchange for a ticket.
It was rumored that specula'.ors had
in some manner secured aboat 400
tickets which were being sold for from
$10 to t?O. A corps of detectives were
sent out to arrest anyone dtscovereJ
selling tickets. Workhouse senten-se?
were threatened by Assistant, DiJrtrict
Attorney Kilroe.
1.200 to .o.inl IT. ?wd.nt
Rpe?cial arrai.geemnts were complet
ed tonight to safeguard the President
when he arrives at the Pennsylvania
station tomorrow night Bn route to
the Metropolitan Opera House there
will be twenty motorcycle policemen
in front of the President's car and
twenty behind, while uniformed offi
cers will be thickly sprinkled along
the route. Twelve hundred policemen
and detectives have been assigned to
guard the President.
President Wilson and former Presi
dent Taft will greet one another in a
private room at the opera house before
facing the audience. The President
will also receive in the same room a
delegation of twenty Irishmen who
will urge him to bring before the
Peace Conference Ireland's appeal for
FRIEND OF ?00???
Court Also Reduc?s Bail of Labor
Leader's Wife.
San Francisco, March 3.?Edward
B. Nolan, who was indicted on mur
der charges with Thomas J. Mooney.
was fr-**<i today, when Superior
Judge s^is dismissed the remain
ing int.. liiP??**^ against him. Cap
tain of detectives Matheson told tho
court there wa? no evidence to con
vict Nolan. Nolan was held In jail
nine month?, but was not tried.
The court today reduced Mrs.
Thomas Mooney's ball from .15.000
to $2.000
Bolshevik. Shell Narva,
Killing 24 Civilians
Stockholm. March 3.?Durine the
past few days. Bolshevik artillery
has thrown 5.000 shells Into Narva,
killing; twenty-four civilians ana
destroying; seventeen houses, dis
patches from Helsing-efor? reported
College Men Vote Strike
Against Military Drill
Nashville, Tenn.. March 3.? Indig
nant at alleged autocratic methods
used to force military trainine on
them without their consent. Van
derbllt University students held a
mass meeting; today and voted to
"Why should we go 3,000 miles to
defeat autocracy and then stand for
it at home??? one of the strikers
said in addressing the students.
The Vanderhtlt R. O. T. C. is un
der the direction of MaJ. Glenn F.
Anderson. TJ. 8. A.
Bolskeriki SheUiD- Narr,
f-toekholm. March J.?Dating the
past few days. Bolshevik arillery has
thro? ? ...eoo shells into Narva, killing
twenty-four civilian? and destroying
seventeen houses, di.-petches from
league of Nations Debate
Sidetracks Big Appro
priation Bills.
Wild Confusion Marks Last
Full Day in Lower House
of Congress.
Although yesterday was the last
? working day of the session of Con
I gress which closes at noon today, lit
? tie progress was made toward clearing
up the great mass of legislaUo.i chok
ing tbe calendars of both hou-ses.
The Senate gave up more than five
I hours to a debate on the league of
nations, and no time at all to the gen
eral deficiency bill, which ? aa the
business before it.
Republican Senators served notice
they will not permit the army, navy,
agricultural and sundry civil bills to
go through. All of these carry large
appropriations which will be needed
for th*e support of government depart
ment? beginning July 1.
Billa Which Will Palla.
Tt Is probable the deficiency bill will
be passed before the time of adjourn
ment. The bills which will fiil and
the amounts carried in each are as
Arrnv ."..P,WE%Xm
Navy . 824.70?.G.21
Sundry civil . m%lmVkW
Agricultural . ^7.3&d.?2
Indian . 8.fi30.i"?s
District of Columbia. 14.000,000
Of these bills, the army. navyt sun
dry civil and agricultural have passe .
th*? House and are blocked in the ?Sen
ate. The District of Columbia and In
dian appropriation bills are tied up by
deadlock in conference.
KiTorts were made' yesterday by
Democrats in the Senate to bring
up several of these bills for con
sideration, but objections made by
Republicans to the rennest for
unanimous consent killed them.
Senator Chamberlain asked leave to
bring up th*? army bill, and Senator
Fenrose objected.
Senator Gore then asked for a
vote on the agricultural bill at
11 o'clock last flight, and Senator
Penrose again objected.
Senator Swanson asked to have
a*, vote on the naval bill at id
o'clock last nicht, and Senator Pen
rose registered another objection.
When Senator Simmons asked
that there might be tt vote at mid
night on the House ?ill to repeal
the semi-luxuries taxe? In the rev
enue bltl. Senator Curtis, of Kansas.
I o-biected.
Ma-ay **\ lei???'* Kradrni.
In objecting to th* consideration
of the naval bill. Senator Penrose
said there waa a month's debate
on the bill, which, he added, con
tained a number of vicious features.
He referred to the provision au
thorizing the President to suspend
work on the big navy plan ir a
league to enforce peace should be
?Senator Jones, of Washington,
twitted the Democrats upon their
anxiety for the fate of these bills
and their eagerness to get them
through. He said he wan surprised
at their sudden burst of energy. Sen
ator Penrose added that if the Demo
crats had brought the bills in earlier
they would have been pas?ted.
Senator Curtis, of Kansas, the Re
publican whip, expressed the opinion
that on account o( so many of the
supply bills falling to pass, it will
be necessary to have an extra ses
sion of Congress called by May 15.
Otherwise. In his opinion, it will be
Forty Salesmanship Club
Members Out in Front.
Many New Entries.
Many candidates heard the crack
of the starter's gun and the race has
begun in earnest. With so many try
ing to outdistance the others, activo
! balloting begins in the Herald's Sales
manship Club.
About forty members got away with
j a good start. The others are credited
?with only l.OOO votes on the entry
I blank. With the campaign only
twenty-four hours old. those who
j have been tardy in enrolling can Join
today or tomorrow and have a chance
I to be with the leaders by simply ob
taining a few votes. The start Is so
I close a new candidate can easily be
at tbe top In the next published list.
Those members who remain at the
.post with 1,000 votes today should
make an effort to be well up in the
next list so their friends can see the
fine start made.
There is plenty of room for new
members in each district, but it would
be better to enter soon in order to
gain the advantage and win one of
the automobiles or the home.
The time to join la this week. Those
who wait several weeks before en
rolling will find many of their friends
supporting some other member.
It eeems strange but not ?*. few
of the Inquiries are about entrance.
Phone your name in; call at the of
fice; use a postal card or the entry
blank. Any of these ways will give
you 1.000 votes as a starter and it
will also bring you a receipt book
so you can give your friends a
memorandum when they present you
with a block of votes.
Womb Kirls Intnidcr
Philadelphia. March ...?Mrs. Kathe
rine Papale^ this city, last night
stabbed to death a man believed to be
Guiscppi C.arnveli, when .she was at
tacked in her home, according to the'
Wilson Had Hinted
Senate Ceuld Not
Change League's Effect
Paris, March 3?Pr-esident Wilson
Is understood to have intimated tu
his advlt-er* here that all comment
and d.scuHslon on the league of
nations in the United States will
have no effect as far as the origi
nal covenant of the league is con
This view it* said to be shared by
loHdiiu; entente statesman who say
they have carefully considered all
angles on which the Senate debates
may be based, and num.? believe?
that really proli tatnlc su saies lions
have yet been made, li?es use of
till? the original covenant appears
certain to bo adopted.
Bolsheviks Will Not Be
Pacified by Government
Berlin, March 3.?It ?h doubtful
if the government's declarations
ttoclallztn.tr the great industrial con
cerns will pacify the Bolshevist
movement in Germany. A general
strike is expected within a few
(General condition.-; in Germany
arc chaotic and critical. The news
per strike in Berlin continues. Three
million Socialist manifesto.* against
Bolshevist agitation have been dis
tribute by airplanes.
There was severe fighting at Halles
Saturday. At Weimar. Erfurt and
Eisnach the situation is quiet.
"fled Arajr Tormlas;.**
Basic. March 3.?A Spartacan gov
ernment has bi on proclaimed In
Brunswick, it ?ras reported in dis
patches today. A "r*'d army" was
.?aid to he forming there for the
purpose of overtlirowing Chancellor
Schcidcmann. -%
l-rwln. the Russian Bolshevist
who wa? r< ported to have aided In
th" .Spartaean revolt in Munich, is
said to liavc been wounded in a
clash with government troops and
to have lied from the city.
The German national assembly, with
the exception of the independent so
cialist, pussfd a resolution protestine;
against disposition of the German
colonies by the League of ?Nations, as
incompatible with President Wilson's
fifth point, according to a dispatch
from Welraer today.
Berne, March 3.?The Berlin Tage
blatt announces that all public service
employee in that city will strike Wed
nesday, in sympathy with the strikers
in central Germany.
Argentina, Mexico and !
Chili Said to Be in Na
tional Agreement.
Government officials here do not take j
.seriously the report that Mexico and ?
Argentina with unnamed allies are
to form a "I?atln American League ot
Nations" as a rival to its big brother
which is intended to embrace all the
Officials who talked on the report
said that there was such a scheme
talked of about a year ago. but that
it had the official governmental sanc
tion of no L-atin nation.
It la not believifid by officials that if j
the scheme was beine really revived j
that It would get any aid or comfort
in Argentina- The reports from sev
oal Important Latin American coun
tries indicate that President Wilson's
efforts to push through the present
plan for a League of Nations, have
the hearty co-operation of the states
men of Latin America.
So far as can be learned here the
rival ?cheme appears to have been
unofficially talked of In Argentina,
Mexico and Chill.
Mrs. Jewkes Sent Postcard to
Friend After Disappearance.
Pltuburg-h. I??.. Marcb 3?Pitts
burgh police and detectives today
joined in the State-wide search for
Mr?. Harry B. Jewkes, formerly
Miss Kugenia McKowan, a well
known society belle of Srwickley,
who disappeared nearly two weeks
ago from her home in Devon. Pa., a
fashionable suburb of Philadelphia.
Private detective? and police have
failed to discover any trace of the !
missing; woman, except a postcard
from her, received by a friend in
Pittsburgh a few days ago.
Van Loan Funeral Today ;
Body to Be Cremated
Philadelphia. March S.?Funeral
aervices for Charles E. Van Loan,
humorist and famous writer of
sporting stories, who died here yes
terday after a three weeks' Illness
of chronic nephritis, will be held at
Wyncote, near here, at noon tomor
The body will be cremated and the
ashes sent to his former home in Lo?
Socialists Demand Trial
Of Archduchess Isabella
Zurich. Marcii 3?? A number of So
cialists have asked the public prose
cutor to start criminal proceed I ng-s
against Arch Duchoi-s l.--ab? ??,?-. wife
of Arch Duke Frederick, and her
daughter. Orand Duchess Baxriola, on
the charge of conspiring to overthrow
the Austrian republic and restore the
monarchy, according to a dispatch
from Vienna today.
Farmers, in Demands on
President, Urge Popula
tion as Vote Basis.
The f firmer* of the nation, y ester
da j, told President Wilson what they
thought of the proposed league
of nation*? when they were admitted
to an audience at the White House.
In general th* y are urnxjuivocally in
favor of a league to pre\ent wars,
but they are not wholly satisfied with
the pi-op-osed eonstit?tlon.
Ten delegates, representing five or
ganisation? of farmers, waited upon
the President at noon. J. M. Titte
tnore. J. Weiler Ixmg. ?. I?. McOowan
and W. N. Burlingame appeared for
the American Society of Kqulty;
tirant H. Slocum for the National
federation of Gleaners; Dr. T. C,
Atkesou and A. M. Loo mis for the
National Grange. Patrons of Hus
bandry; Arthur 1.? Sueur for the Na
tional Non-Part lean I ??ague, and Geo.
P. Hanson and Benjamin C. Marsh
for the Farmers' National Council.
They asked the President to give
their program of international recon
struction his earnest consideration,
and to present It to the Peace Con
ference, with a view to having the
recommendations contained in it that
are not already incorporated into the
proposed constitution of the league
made a part of it.
Pledge Inrmiri' ??opporr
"We pledge to you the support of
the organized farmers of America for
a league of nations," their spokesman
told the President. *We feel that such
a league must be in effect a league
of the peoples of the world; a league
of friendship based upon the princi
ples enumerated in your 'fourteen
point.?*. I'nies*) such a league can be
established this war will have been
fought In vain.
"The league must rely for Its
sanction, not upon force, but upon
the appeal which its justness and
fairnej?-. makes to the people*?, of the
associated nations. It muet not at
tempt to create an indefinite super
state, nor leave a twilight xone as
to the powers residing in the sov
ereign member .?tat es which of It
self would tend to create disscn
"We believe the constitution of
the leugue of nations should specifi
cally provide for the retention by
member states of the right to de
termine their own policy as to im
migration. We believe such self
determination is of the essence of
national sovereignty.
"We also hold that the constitu
tion of the league of nations should
provide that any nation may with
draw from the league upon giving
a notice of a year, or such time as
may be agreed to, upon an affirma
tive referendum of the people of
such nation. The constitution should
define in exact terms the liabilities
of the mandatory state.
"Membership In the l'-agu? >jf pa
fions should not be coniV\-"?ned upon
tb*e acceptance on the v-^e? of the
leugne of obligations to serve as a
"The farmers' organisations, rep
resented in the farmers' national
council, recommend as a means of
protecting countries the creation
under the league ot nations of an
international investment board, an
International board of trade, an In
ternational commerce commission
and en international institute of ag
riculture, in addition to the inter
national labor bureau already pro
vided for.
rrr-.id.-nl N.*nr.imi?Hi*t
"To assure Democratic control
we believe that the principle of
proportional representation should
be provided in the constitution so
that the member states of the
league shall vote not only as a
unit, but in proportion to their re
spective populations. Such pro
vision would safeguard the admis
sion of smaller states to the league
upon application."
The President made a non-com
mittal response. Sacrifices would
have to be made to secure peace,
he continued, and not one nation
but all would share and share equal
ly in these sacrifices.
16,000 TO QUIT
Marine Workers Dissatis
fied with Umpires De
cision in Labor Dispute.
New York. March 3.?Another har
bor strike, affecting 16.000 men, was
voted today to start tomorrow morn
ing at 6 o'clock by the executive com
mittee of the Marine Workers Affilia
Thomas J. Delahunty. who presided
at today"?* meeting declared the strike
will completely tie up the harbor. Dis
satisfaction with the decision of V.
Kveritt Macy, chosen as umpire af
ter both the marine workers and the
boat owner employers had agreed to
submit their differences to arbitration,
will be affected by the strike.
Six organizations of marine workers
was given as the cause of the latest
strike order.
Ukrainians and Poles
Resume Hostilities
London, March 3.?Despite the
efforts of the allied commission the
Poles and Ukrainian.*.? resumed hos
tilities at 4.30 yesterday morning,
according to a dispatch from Lem
berg received today by way oJ
Posen. The Germans were also al
leged to have renewed their attack.
While the commission was en
route from Lemberg to Warsaw,
Ukrainians shelled ?their special
train near Gredek. wounding two
Polish officers.
Gibbons' Golden Jubilee
Celebrated in Rome
Kome. March 3. ?Celebration of ''ar
di?al Gibbons' jubilee dosed with
solemn pontifical mass at his titular
<'ardi?al Gasparri. papal secretary
of state fifteen other cardinals, rep
??c-entalives of the American and Ca
nadian colleges, prominent prelates
and noble? attended.
American Commission
Agreed in Opposition to
Financial Amendment.
Plan to Pool Cost of War
Would Hit Nation
Paris. March 3.?The supreme
war council this afternoon dfscuss
cd the report of miltary. naval and
aerial experts regarding: disarma
ment of ? .? tm.iny. it was officially
"The supreme war council met
today from 1 to 3 p. m./' the com
munique said. "They discussed the
report of the military, naval, and
air experts on the disarmament of
the enemy. The next meeting will
take place on Wednesday at 3
p. m."
Action b y the Peace Conference in
voting an amendment to the league of
nations covenant providing for the es
tabllshmet of a iinancial section is the
basis for ho,?e among the Kuropean
allies that the T'niled States can be
induced to accept a large part of the
war burden.
Only In Prlarlale.
The United Stale? has agreed to
such an amendment, but only in prin
ciple. The American high commi??
sion realized ? ha*, there might be
any questions of allnanclal character
with which the league would have to
But never for one moment, it is
learned, did the American commission
intend even to consider the possibility
that agreement on a financial section
In principle would etail ay obligation
on the part of the United States to
agree to the formation of an interna
tional pool for liquidating of war ex
On the contrary, the American com
mission is understood to Im* unani
mously determined to oppose any and
all proposals to load any further
financial burdens upon the I'nited
One of the suggestions advanved
by those who are favoring an in
ternational pool is that th*1 ? ? pens* a
of the war should be pooled, thit
proportion to be paid by each na
tion to be determined on the basic
of population and the extent of th*"
sacrifices made in the war.
Hfftl Haw It Miuffv
The nation having th-~ largest
population would pay mos?. The
nation that made the greatest sacri
fice would pay least.
This plan woul catch tbe United
Sta t e ? co m i ng a nd go 1 n g.
Moreover. It has been suggested
that the United States should be
considered as having been in the
war from the beginning, thus fur
ther enlarging its proportion of the
cost of war.
The American commissions view
of these proposals can be sumed up
in one word?"ridiculous."
Burleson System Given as
Cause for Nation-Wide
The organised telephone operator*? of]
the United States have voted to strike
in protest against the administration
of Director General Burleson. Returns
from the strike vote, received y cater
day at the headquarters of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Klectrical"
Workers at the A F. of U Building In
this city, from Miss Julia O'Connor.
president of the Telephone Operators'
Department of the Brotherhood, show
an overwhelming majority in favor of
the strike. In New England, the only
section from which the tabulated vote
has so far been received in Washing
ton, the figures are 7.444 for the strike
to 20 against, according to John J
Purcell. international representative of
the brotherhood. On the Pacific Coast
9? per ?cent of the operators voted in ;
favor of the strike.
The date of the strike will be fixed
by the executive board of the Inter
national Brotherhood, which meantime
is taking a referendum as to the1
amount of per capita tax to be levied
upon its 136.?000 members to support
the ?strike. It Is expected that a fund
of more than JWOO.OOO will be raised
If the telegraph operators vote to
strike, a? is expected, there will be a
simultaneous stoppage of wire com
munication fthe country over,
abroad with wilson
Attorney General Will Go to France
as "Individual."
Attorney General Gregory yesterday
issued a statement of reasons for his
contemplated Journey to France. He
will go with President Wilson when
the latter returns to Parts, he said.
but will not set as the President's ad
viser hut as an individual.
Hie statement follows:
"? shall accompany the President on
his return to France. I do not go as
hi.*? adviser. While abroad I shall rep
resnt the government in one or two
matters, but expect to be gone only
thirty or forty days. I snail then an
nounce my plans and resume the
practice of law.
McAdoo to Hang Out
His "Shingle" April 5
Santa Barbara, '"al , March 3? Will
iam <- .McAdoo. former Secretary of
the Treasury', will leave Sanl.t Bar
bara to open law ?fficos In New York
April j. it rxfam?" known here today
";,> ha^i-tsl? J?--?~ \ f JLft much im
McCumber Favors League
As ?American Obligation
To Maintain World Peace
Senator McCumber. North Dakota,
took Republican opponents 0f the
league sharply to task in a spe-ech
rotlowlng 8herman.
"Some might be misled into be
lieving the Republicans of the
United States are opposed to any
league of free people to prevent
war," said McCumber. "I think a
great many Republicans are ?? ot
this view. They want a league very
rervently because they do not want
the world ever again to see the
atrocities that the Hun committed
in the past four years.
"1 cant stand back as an Ameri
can, representing the conscience or
the world, and say 'let the rest of
the world be damned; we can take
care of ourselves.' There Is some
obligation on the American peo
ple to help maintain world peace."
McCumber said Knox. Poindexter
and ?Lodge were wrong in their
point of view concerning the league.
They would be the first to rally to
the support of freedom, yet they
appeared to count world freedom of
no consequence if It meant ?Ameri
can sacrifice.
Senator Smith. Michigan, inter
rupted McCumber and declared he
waa against "farming out our
rights," and said that In a con
troversy with Japan the United
States would have no vote whn??
Great Britain would have four or
more, depending on whether Canada
stayed with her or not.
Chicago Authorities Learn
of Proposed "Council"
of Reds.
Chicago. March l?I. TV. W. mem
ben?, together with various brands of
"reds," intend to form a "Council of
Soviets" here May 1 If their plans are
not interfered with. F?*deral o-Tiers
today .?aid.
Philip J. Barry, h?ead of *Jm Bureau
of Investigation of th? I-epartmet.: of
Justice, said his office had known th*
plans for several week*, and had gath
ered evf?4?nce and ?>?>? ? ? mmy*i hsn
dr?*ds of /trv-^atlo"?* to a fteet-i.; htr?.
The forming of 'he Soviet .ouacil as
planned was believed to be an effort
to duplicate those which followel the
overthrow of the Russian government.
Officials declared small self-styled
councils already exiM with which
every element of discontent has been ?
It is stated Russians, closely con- ?
n?ected with the first activities of the
Bolshevik!, have been alli-sd with the '
starting of th*? S?ov.et plans her'1
Discharged Sailor Alleged to Have
Made Confession.
Chicago. March 3.?Coroner Peten
Hoffman announced today he will
investigate the death of Sam Musco
viti, discharged sailor, alleged to
have injured himself by Jumping
from the eighth floor of an ort?c?
building here, following examina
tion by naval intelligence officer?.
Intelligence officers said Musco
vite road? a deathbed ?confession of
his conn-ection with alleged graft in
obtaining discharges from <ireat
1-ak?.- Naval Training Station.
Secretary Daniels, it was report
ed here, will interest himself In the
investigation of statements said to
have been made by Muscovita,
charging six seamen with paying
money to secure dischargea
At the meeting of the Washington
Automotive Trade Association last
night at 1138 Conn?ecticut avenue many
things of interest to the association
were taken up. It was decided that
during "Buy a Motor Car" week.
March 10 to ."?, that all salesrooms re
main open at least until M p. m.
The question of selection of a noon
day gathering place was left to a
meetings committee consisting of
Messrs Murphy, Cumner and Hough.
Under the head of new business, the
question of the advertising in the
megaa'ac which ine m beri r-at? been
approached to buy .;pa ?.? In, as it was
stated that it was for the benefit of
the Professional Cheuffeurs Associa
? 'on, w-is brought up. It ..as decid-d
that all question? of m?*di*-nu- other
than newspaper ."advertising first be
submitted to the publicity commit'*?.'
for their approval. It was stated that,
according to the unJerstanding, the
professioral chauffeurs were ;r?>ing to
get out for themselv-B* a program for
their dance later In th? .-?ason, and
that they submitted m p?xj>er-*clive cf
what it was to ba to the association
and asked their approval.
It was ?uggestcd that In their ad
vertising all the members use the env
blem of the association.
Uncle Sam and Japan
Allies, Taft Declares
Cincinnati. Ohio. Maula S.? IJi?
turbance of mind" on Ina: pert ol
critics in thto country of the l,?*a*u?
of Nation? i*aan?. who fear ta* l nite-d
Stales ?rad Japan ?rl'.l i>e?>ra*a- in-,
volved In war. was discouBtaaj to-lay
by William Howard Taft. pnc?ldrnt
of th? Le?guc to Euforie Pea?
Taft Mid there woaild he luti?
chance of the executive council cat
the i-earrue of Nation? deciding
?gainst the United M?l??.- ?hoa-M an
exclusion tu-t again?? Japanese litav
?H? l'**it?-a State < Das
In Face of President'* Grave
Warning Cot ferente
Brings Almost Unanimous
Reports of Satisfactory
Secretary Wils?*-* and Otber
Members of Cabinet Paint
a Glowing Picture of tbe
Better Time? That Are in
Governors and representative? erf
forty-five Slate* and mayors of
scores of the leading industria.! cas
ters of the nation gathered in ta??
Last Room of the White House y**-*
terday to enlist their power? with
federal agencies In meeting Um
crisis In unemployment which the
early return of more than a milllea
and a half soldiers threatens.
Although. Id opening the thr??
day se*?i<*n. President Wilson ?poke
with gravity of the great responsi
bility which rests upon the nation?
executives In the days of re<*o?
strurtion now dawn.ne the first
day's conference brought almost
unanimous report that conditions are
trnerally satisfactory and that fach
State and city Is confident that all
labor released from the army will
be absorbed
The President struck the key no*?
of the great conference when he
??aid. "We are expresi-ing and **
I belieVe. express In lb-* res?
this conference our mnscioi ?
that we are the servants o
great Mlent mass of pople *-, h*
.?.tttute the United ?Slate?, and
a* their servants, it is our has
?? it Is our privilege, to fin?
how w-e ran best assist In
their Uve-a whet they wish the
be. giving them th*? opportui
thst t hey ought t" hey* a*?m
by public ?ounsel in the pr ?
fairs upon which the happines?.?
men depends.''
w-i.t Mr I Bt^lSMh*.
In cloning bis ?-bort m?drmm he
In speaking of th* ?ryy of the ? i
delegate!, to the pefrt,^, nf th-a ws-sj
"Jf we whom *- W4t*-nt ?- ?
interest-? but theirs we ? iN ?bave
?some r-andidate.? f?,r tbe most las
discredit that will ever attach to
In hi ?ton*'
Secretary Wilson followed the Pr
dent with an address which vaf -
sidered a masterly statement of
dtiatnsl conditions He o'ltlm
??espone for trade the eountry ha/]
a result of the w*r? sketched the J
forts at Bolshevism and their fail
and predicted for the world in
coming decade Its greatest period
industrial activity. In stating the j
.tect of the c*>r>ference. however. '
"There ..* now s surplus of lafi?!
and the Federal *5>vwrnrnent has w-tyft
leased taajtrol of the finance?, so that
credits ?re now available To me the
one great method of formina a re-*?r
volr for buffer .?mployrnr nt is to have
the Federal gove-mment engarre in it*
normal improvement activities and to
hare ever-*? Htate and muni-.pal gt>v
ernment do likewise "
Beatly *? Pny Ol?.
Secretary of War Raker caused ??
plaude by a concise statement explain
ing that all obstacles ha\e been re
moved and that yesterday the ma
chinery got underway for adjisMnag
and making payments on all arm
contracta. including the -??-called
formal and informal contra?? Mil
lions of dollar? will be paid to meet
these ria ini?, he said, and wil] prova
a powerful stimulus for the manu
.Secretary Daniels told of the navy*?
plana, and although be did not fvmw
great hope that the big naval pro
gram proposed at this session of Con
gress would pasa, he indicated thsjt
previous appropriations will keep th?
ship yards busy for many months ???
warships needed by the country.
As tbe day proei^eeuw?d the feeling
of optimism lucrvased until it ap
r-eared that representatives wo-a*d
conclude t hat no pressing ? rob I ess
exists. But delegate* from the crtjss
who wilt be heard ?stated that th*?rr
reports of the labor situati?-- will t?-#
a far ?different story at the **ts*%wm
???p I ? n? h ?-** ? Wr.-*?
Following the morning scssio? ?
buffet luncheon was a-erved In thr
State dining room, the g*u?ests b^ng
re-ceive-d by President and Mrs. Wil
At the afternoon meeting confi
dence soeedily grew In the ability of
the nation's executive to hM-et ihe
demands of the country The only
pessimistic rispoK heard by the con
ference was that ?of GoTernor Corn
w.lt of West Virginia, who said thai
pr-axtically half the coal miners wwre
out of work in bis State ?because th*?
operator?. w?ere unable to book new
orders?, their customers holding haolr
in the hob* of lew*. prtces.
Reports from th? governors or rep
resentative? of sfxte-an ?tatss, t*
summary allowed:
Arisbna?A billion pound*- o' oopp-ar
thrown on the m ax ken re?ntly ha. e
dnnrged it with the result that ?M*
miners ar*- workingr short .shafts ?ar
are out of work. Buffer or tempormj-1
work. Is beni?; rapidi j designed t?
take care ?of the m* ? but n-*-ed of ?
sp?cial mjtpnl from the gr.vernmeart t?
restore the morale of the trusts?*?*
men I* n?e>ad?t*d
Oeia-rare?No soldier* who retnrw
? ill fail to find a >oh Tbe aitu-atkm
i?. far from seri-o-us. More than K.fllft,
rtio to b* -t>eni on good roads.
I FlorMa-Could use Isbor If H w?"
, work at ? fair price Many projvrYs
for drwinajre and irnprovrnW? of.
roads contempl?t m?
Georgia?tendit Ions In lahor mer
ket are a^erally as Mattaf?tor? a?
could be rrw*-o<!*ah>*. eyp**cl?ir-?l S??.
dterr- n?**e?*l?pd Or fa nn work.
Illinois- About 40<y<n are idi?. ?*
t which *.???? are ?ontf-n. A?bout i.'-f?
?iti?? to l-e given work on lutate ioa-s>
I to ?cost Iga.aan ???! &nd 3.000 I? ar?ftrk ?a
M ' ' aolw 1 i*??L?

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