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NO. 5299. ' l'*? ?j?? ?ZJff. ?"5! WASHINGTON. VP. C., SUNDAY, MAY 8, 1921.^SIXTY-FOUR PAGES ^ THREE CENTS.
MOSES BREAKS
WITH LEADERS
ONTARIFFBILL
i
Gives Notice He Will
Fight Extension of
Dye Embargo.
FORDNEY UPHOLDS
VALUATION IDEA
Says Public Favors Plan
For Assessing Duties
On Imports.
Republican leaders hare failed to
line up their full party strength in
the Senate in support ot the emergency
tariff bill. Senator Moses,
of Vew Hampshire. Republican, who
fought the bill in the last session,
made this plain yesterday when he
served notice in the Senate that before
the debate is closed he will
make a speech against it. He said
he was especially opposed to the
provision of the bill which extends
the embargo and license control over
imports of dyes now exercised by
the War Trade Board.
Senator Moses made his position
clear after Senator Harrison, of
Mississippi. Democrat, had read to
the Senate a quotation from an address
by the New Hampshire Senator
attacking the measure during
the last session. Questions asked by
Senator Stoses during yesterday's
debate had given Senator Harrison
the impression that the former had
changed his position.
His Poaltlaa I'aehaagvd.
"I suppose the Senator is seeking
to wring from me an admission that
T have recanted." said Senator
Moses, after Senator Harrison had
read from bis speech. **I have no
Intention of changing my position,
and before this debate is closed I
shall express my views again in a
few well-chosen words."
"Every amendment added to the
bill has tended to increase still
higher the cost of living." said Senator
Harrison. "Nothing has been
added which relieves the burden of
the people.
"All agree that so far as the
anti-dumping provisions are concerned
It will increase the cost of
commodities. The worst part of it
is that It does not spply only to
agricultural commodities, but to
everything. So the bill Is worse
than It was before. Whatever excuse
there may have been for voting
for the bill before, there Is
none now.
"If this anti-dumping provision
prevails It may. if circumstances
arise, take articles from the free
list and Impose a tax upon them,
thus burdening the farmer that
much more."
Saya Ptblle Approve*.
Representative Fordney. of Michigan.
chairman of the House Ways
and Mean* Committee, issued the
following statement:
'"The proposal to adopt American
valuations has met with great and
growing approval as the full significance
of the change Ik being better
anderstood. The necessity for
the change is becoming more and
more apparent. The collection of
Information as the true wholesale
market values in all the countries
of the world has shown Itself In
the past to t?e extremely difficult
and recently practically Impossible.
Favor* Stability.
"We must have stability and certainty
In our method of collections
of revenues if the country is to meet
the heavy expenditures which now
face it. While n. the past. aK a
prosperous natiou without heavy
tax burdens, we could or raiher did
overlook this necessity of certainty
in our revenue collections, we now
realise that the full revenue from
this source must be collected and
not left in the jiands of the foreign
manufacturers, or by permitting undervaluations
to widen the profit of
his adnata, the importers in this
country.
"The extraordinary conditions
abroad have accentuated beyond
measure the necessity of protecting
the American working man and
killed artisans <n his employment
which can only be done by two
things:
(I) So adjusting the tariff that
It makes up the difference between
low standards of wages and living
of the foreigner and the American
standard which we must preserve at
all costs.
Protection at Hne.
2. "Devising a means whereby
American industry will be protected
against the persistent undervaluations
of the past, so the revenue
Congress determines upon will
be readily collected and the degree
of protection it deems necessary
to give American Institutions
will be real rather than fictitious.
Thl? can only be accomplished by
baaing the rate properly readjust,
ed upon the American wholesale
value.
"A hearing was granted last
Tuesday at which both sides of the
question were discussed by representative
busifiess men and which
tended greatly to clear the atmosphere."
"An extraordinary fact developed
during the hearing and that was
that the concentrated opposition
which had centered in the activities
of a great commercial organization
was discovered to be without1
foundation in fact. The members
of the organisation which had been 1
Invited by the Ways and Means
Committee to express its opinion
had never been consulted. The
supposed consensu* of opinion expensed
in an elaborate brier was
merely the conclusion of a single
committee composed largely of representatives
of the Importing interests.
iKSWUra Are Active.
"It was therefore apparent that a
Inrge P*rt of the opposition to
ihe American valuation plan, which
hmd found vigorous expression, not
0O1ITI1IUW ON FAU* TWO
4>
Fan Returns
When Wilson
Watches Play
Former President Goes to
First Game Since
*
War Started.
Wmv the tret time la f??r years
?>1mc the CattH 8ta^f? entered
the art cat war former President
Wllaoa attended a ball ictae at
the Wasktaftof park yesterday.
Shortly before the icarae his bis
I limoaslae rolled lato the grounds
j and was driven lato the open
space between the fad of the
rljrht-Aeld pavilion and the fence,
where be eonld command a lew
of the same without lcaTfag his
sent. One of the Wsahlnjrtop
players was ssnlgned to sit nenv
the machine, presumably to stsp
sny drives tbst mlffht endanger
Mr. Wllaon.
The former Chief Kiecithre
stsyed nntll Rath and Meusel
had haoched their home rnns.
, Shortly after'the seventh Inning
he drove sway.
Few person* In the park knew
[ who/ occupied the inconaplcnons
mschlne.
CANTON CHINESE
HEAD DENOUNCES
i JAPINTERFERENCE
New Regime Seeks Aid
Of Powers to Bring
About Peace.
(Special Cable to Washington Herald.)
CANTON.- China. May 3d. (delayed.)?Sun
Yat Sen. president of.
the Canton Chinese government, today
outlined his proposed policies i
in the first interview he has given
as president.
"My first move after my inauguration
of Thursday." he said, "will i
be to seek foreign recognition.
Seek* Recognition.
"As a legally constituted parliament,
my administration hopes to
show the powers I am not a rebel,
but that Hsu Shin Chang, whose
presidency is illegal, is the rebeL
"The second move will be the
unification of China on a plan of'
local autonomy similar to that in j
force in America, giving far great- i
er power to the communities.
"I will abolish military governor- I
ship and re-establish civil authority j
j and will reduce to a minimum the j
; army vtfiich now is considerably!
i over one million.
"I will modernize China and start
ithe building of railroads.
Blamea Japan's Policy.
"I will restore China's position t
jby denouncing Japan's twenty-one
i demands, which are the backbone of j
j her policy.
"China's trouble during the last :
four years has been directly due to
the Japanese militarists, who aim to j
Koreaixe' China.
"America has aided Japan by rec-j
ognizing Hsu (head of the Pekin i
government which is opposed to the j
Canton government), whom Japan j
put in office, but America did not j
I know.
Desires Foreign Aid.
"We desire proper foreign aid, \
and favor a consortium, but money j
'loaned to Pekin will injure instead
j of help, for Pekin is powerless in;
the hands of the militarists.
"The province of Kwangsi now is '
mobilizing against Canton. They |
have about 50.000 troops. This being j
the only section now striking
! against us. we hope to withstand]
| the shock.
"Our immediate need is foreign !
j recognition. With this prestige the J
| other provinces would rally around j
; my government."
FIND GIRL'S BODY
IN DESERTED PIT j
; PROCTOR. Vt.. May 7.?The body j
j of Miss Marion Butterworth, social j
secretary to Miss Emily Proctor, ;
| Vermont's wealthiest woman, was
' found tonight in a flint quarry"two
j miles from her home.
Miss Butterworth disappeared on
' Tuesday night. Recovery of the
; body, with grappling hooks, followed
the finding of her hat in the
water that fills the pit.
Medical Examiner Whitney said
an examination revealed nothing
that would be contrary to a suicide
theory.
Senator Redfield Proctor, brother
of Miss Butterworth's employer, was
in charge of the search at the quarry.
It is believed that after leaving
! her boarding house, the Boston uni|
versity graduate walked two miles
j over the country road, climbed a
I fence and then plunged to her death
i in the abandoned quarry shaft.
Man on Deserter List
Proves Officer in Navy
Announcement was made by the
j War Department last night that the
j name of Stanley Harrison French
of Brooklyn. N. Y.. has been removed
from the draft deserter list
Just issued for that district.
Admitting that French. w*o j
served in the Navy during the war.
had been wrongfully classed as a j
deserter, the War Department j
stated that the probable explanation J
of the mistake was that French?
gave different addresses at the time
oM registration for the draft and
wfren he enrolled in the Naval Reserve
Corps. French reached the
rank of lieutenant commander in
the navy.
Shortage Revealed
As Cashier Leaves
ROSEDALE. Mils.. May 7.?Dubose
Chancy, mlaalnc assistant
cashier and bookkeeper of the Valley
Bank here is short about 175.000
in his account at the bank. W. R. I
Roberts, president of the instltu-'
tioa said lo4*y. \
SCUTTLED SHIP
SINKS; STRIKERS
ARE SUSPECTED
Norfolk Tug Operators
Quit T o d a y in Sympathy
With Seamen.
VIOLENCE SPREADS
IN N. Y. SHIPPING
Sailors Accept Six Out of
Seven Issues in Controversy.
NORFOLK. Va., May 7.?A strong
guard tonight/-was thrown around
the American steamer Willlmatic,
lying: partly sunk at her pier at
Newport .News, alleged to he the
work of striking seamen.
The vessel was discovered with
twenty-two feet of water in her
hold today. Agents of the steamship
company operating the ship
declared that the seacocks had been
opened, and the strikers were accused
of attempting to scuttle the
vessel.
This charge was indignantly denied
by John Nelson, president of
the Marine Union of Newport News,
and other officials of the seamen's
organization.
Tngmen to Strike.
Simultaneous with this incident,
it was learned tonight that engineers
on every tug boat in the harbors
of Norfolk and-Newport News
will quit work tomorrow in sympathy
with the marine engineers,
who have been on strike for the
past week. About 100 tugs operate
here and in most cases three engineers
are employed on each vessel.
The Willimantic was to load 8,000
tons of coal for London and had
6,000 tons on board when she was
discovered sinking, most of the coal
being ruined by the water.
Arrests la Brooklyn.
NEW YORK, May 7.?The strike
of marine workers continued here
tonight with violence threatening
along the water front.
Three arrests were made today in
Brooklyn where pier workers said
they were threatened by striking
firemen. Police said the prisoners:
were armed with clubs. To guard
against repetitions of interference
with ship workers, police guards
were increased and shipping companies
put more watchmen on duty.
Strikers will hold a ma*s meeting
here tomorrow afternoon to vote on
what is reported to be the sole remaining
point of difference between
them and the American Steamship
Owners' Association.
The meeting was called after a
communication had been received at
headquarters of the International
Seamen's Union from T. B. Healy.
one of their representatives in
Washington, transmitting what he
described as "the final offer" of the
owners' association and the United
States Shipping Board.
The telegram said that six of the
seven points offered had been accepted
by the union delegates. The
seventh was said to be:
Establishment of a bonus plan In
connection with the proposed 15 per
cent wage reduction.
As the answer to all propositions
wss said to have been promised by
10 o'clock Monday morning, tomorrow's
mass meeting was called Immediately.
The other six points, said to have
been accepted by the union, were:
Reinstatement of all strikers: retention
of the basic eight-hour day;
overtime to be paid pro rata on the
basis of the eight-hour day; retention
of the 1920 ship tonnage classification;
one hour overtime daily
for the most efficient engineers;
elimination of the proposed "open
shop" principle.
Striking seamen and marine engineers
who stopped work one week
ago. last night were being polled
by leaders in the Atlantic ports on
the newest proposals of Secretary
of Labor Davis to end the strike.
Under the proposal, which is a
compromise between the demands
of the men and the position of the
ship owners, the workers would consent
to a 15 per cent decrease and
receive an eight-hour day, while
the employers would abandon their
demand for an open shop. The ships
then would continue to operate under
the present three-watch or
eight-hour-day system.
The result of the poll of the port
strike leaders will be transmitted
to Secretary Davis tomorrow. Chairman
Healey, of the Atlantic Coast
division of the strikers, described
the situation as "much worse."
however, after an hour's conference
with Secretary of Commerce Hoover.
y" 'y
Z5h& THeralft
TODAY CONSISTS OP
EIGHT (8) SECTIONS
1?Fint News Section, including
Washington and
Telegraph, Sport and Automotive
News, Financial
and Markets.
2?Classified Ads, Real Estate
and Fraternal News.
3?Theaters and Motion Picture*.
4?Society, Club Affairs and
Special Articles.
5?Special Features and Fiction
Section.
6?Weekly Review of World
Events.
7?Comic Supplement of four
pages, in full color.
8?The Herald Motion-Play
Magazine, eight pages in
rotogravure.
?'J
British Labor I
Returning to *
*
Spreading Unrest Thi
With Forces of Re
Opposed, I
B J SIR PHILIP GIBBS.
(Iptnlll Cable to th? ITsshiagtos Kinli
LONDON. May 1.?I want to <ell
the American people the underlying
meaning of what la happening In
England now. for they must be
mystlfled. and perhaps, as friends
somewhat alarmed by the newsI
paper despatches from correspondent*
on this side. Since my last
message the miners again have
broken off negotiations with the
coal mine owners In spite of great
concessions offered by the government
and the employers, so that
every great industry Is crippled.
There have been but few trains
| running and the gas lighting in
many towns has been reduced to
wartime conditions.
Sees Moral Straggle.
That news has reached the United
States day by. day. but It is perhaps
unlikely that the meaning of this
struggle has been clearly explained.
Something is happening in England
bigger than the "down tools" ac|
tlon by the miners, though that has
been serious enough. It is a moral
conflict far more than merely a
material struggle between capital
i and labor. It is a battle between
'the forces of evil and ignorance
j on both sides, and goodwill and
] knowledge on both sides also are
I striving for victory In the national
i conscience. v
| instinctively every class in Eng!
land knows that issues are now
'being raised that will decide not
only whether the miners shall rejceive
certain wages, but whether
jthe British empire will continue to
' hold her place and power or fall
rapidly in decay, whether there
shall be a European peace or
STRIKE SITUATION
i IN BRITAIN TAKES
j TURN FOR WORSE
Transport and Rail Men
Refuse to Handle
Foreign Coal.
(Steeial C*?ta to Tkm Wuhiiftoi H.nld
ind Chiexo Tlltssi >
Hy AMBROKK LAMBERT.
I IjONDQN, May 7?The coal situation
took a more serious turn to|
day. The Transport Workers' Fedjeratlon
and the Rallwaymen's Union
issued a Joint manifesto calling all
sections of their members to refuse
to handle foreign coal, large quantities
of which are due next wee*.
The manifesto was signed by
Cramp. Williams and Gosling on
behalf of the railwaymen and
j transport workers.
Glasgow harbor Is at a standstillThe
dock laborers struck last nigh*
because of the employment of nonunion
men to discharge Welsh coal
for the Caledonian Railway.
Troable la lT a leading Coal.
A number of coal-bearing ships
have been lying at the docks for
'the past fortnight. Recently noni
unionists began discharging coal
i from steamers and it was because
of this that the trouble started.
Glasgow conditions are reproduced
on the Thames, where thousands
of tons of coal have been
1 held up. Unlimited supplies are
I expected from America and the continent.
which the authorities are
i determined to unload.
The executives of the Transport
: Workers' Federation will meet In
i London on Tuesday to decide on
I their policy.
Isolated cases of trouble between
! strikers and owners are occurring
I throughout England. Reports or
I Interference with safety men come
from Rhondda Valley and Stlrllng!
shire, and coal destined for a hospi!
tal in Nottingham was stopped by
i strikers, the motor lorry carrying It
i being smashed and the driver
: beaten.
Caution* AfSl??<
Herbert Smith, the miners' president.
speaking at Sheffield toda>"'
said: "L?t there be no riots, it is
better to give up Immedlatelythan
to attempt them. The f "P'0*"8
and the government are disappoint
ed because you have not takenP"
in riots. They have done everything
to Induce you to riotThe
owners refused to consider a
national pool, on the ground that It
would bring disaster to the Industry.
They say state P0?1,n*
involve national control and that
the experience of the last few
has demonstrated that demoralising
results would follow.
(Copyright, mi.)
Taxi Driver Gives Life
In Smash; Saves Brother
' CHICAGO, May 7.?Herbert and
Harry Phelan, brothers, were driving
their taxlcabs at Lake Shore
drive and Schiller street early
Thursday morning. Herbert was
driving east. Harry south. A heavy
limousine loomel up at the crossing
so suddenly It seemed Herbert must
hit It or else the other oab. , But he
turned and smashed his owA car
sgainst a safety island. He saved
his brother*s life, but was killed
himself.
Harry told th? story today at the
Inquest. The taxlcab company gavo
Herbert a hero's funeral, and fellow
drivers have promised to take care
of the widow and a 3-year-old
daughter
Princess Xenia and Leeds
To Be Married in London
LONDON, May 7.?The Evening
News said today that the marriage
of Princess Xcnia of Oree:i and
William B. L-eda, Jr., wealthy young
American, would take place In the
Greek church he"e th's summer.
"ights Against
Old Conditions
reatens Long Struggle, |
alism and Idealism *
Says Gibbs.
twenty or thirty years of a now
and devastating war. and whether
In moral and physical results tho
victory In tho last war *as worth
Its sacrMce of blood and treasure j
or was utterly demoralizing and
self-destructive.
Labor Changed by War.
Let me examine first the psychology
of tho laboring men and
women. They were profoundly
changed by the five years of war
conditlona For the first time In j
their lives they enjoyed some little j
margin of wealth and luxury. The j
government needed labor desperate- j
ly and was willing to pay any,
wages demanded by workers. They ,
demanded more and more, striking j
and winning always when they :
learned their value and power. |
The government yielded time and
again to keep them good-tempered
and industrious while the war lasted.
The workers acquired new
tastes, dressed better, and were
lifted out of the squalor of their
old slums; spent their fine wages
prodigally and saved not a penny
for a rainy day. '
Long after the war the government
continued to control the Industries,
and subsidies out of the 1
public money were used to sustain |
wages while the cost of living
stayed high.
Challenge Confronts Miners.
It was bound to stop, as was
shown by brutal figures, but wis- |
dom would have used the time since
the armistice to climb down grad- j
ually with full warning and ex- j
planatlon Instead of Issuing a sud
den and staggering challenge. That '
has now happened to the miners, as
it soon will happen to other Industries,
and not only the? miners but
all labor in the RritlsH Isles must
he confronted with drastic wage
cuts.
It is no spirit of revolution which
is arousing their resistance. There
are revolutionary groups active in
i many industries, but so far without j
much of a following and opposed to j
I the Instincts of the vast majority, j
Not a desire for revolution, but or- 1
dinary psychological laws after the '
mental advantage of the war are
I the cause of the workers* refusal
to accept lower wage scales.
Revolt Agnlnat Old Conditions.
They revolt against the idea of!
returning to prewar conditions of
life, which for millions of them
meant foul slums, rags and tatters,
hare subsistence on the edge of
psuperdom. \
The home-coming soldiers, now
again in the Tanks of labor, learned
a larger life in the war.
They lived out of doors under the
great sky. They had leisure for
f ntertainment outside the breast
lines of trenches. They looked forward
to a life after the war. if they i
j had the luck to live, as a good reI
ward for gallant service. And un> !
COXTIXriP OlTpiG* TWKLV*.
TWO KILLED WHEN !
1 TRAIN HITS AUTO
District Boy Dies in SmashUp
While Riding on
Truck.
?
ALEXANDRIA. Va., May 7.?Two
dead and one seriously Injured Is'
j the toll of an accident at Lorton,
'Fairfax County, Va., about nineteen
miles south of Alexandria, when an 1
automobile truck driven by Julian
Davis, of Lorton, was struck by a
Chesapeake and Ohio fast passen- j
ger train.
The dead are:
Julian Davis, 22 years old. of Clifton.
who la survived by his widow i
and one child.
Lamont Cassaday, 10 years old.!
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ft.
Cassaday, of 1446 W street south- j
east, Washington.
The injured man is George Kinch- j
loe, 41 years old. a farmer of Clif-1
I ton. who Is in the Alexandria Hos- j
pital suffering from concussion of,
the brain, a broken log and other j
injuries.
The automobile truck in which i
the three were riding was caught!
on the tracks between two trains.
The driver avoided one train, but
was struck by the other. Davis was
j killed instantly. The Cassaday boy
II ived until he reached the hospital. ;
: It was stated Kinchloe has a chance .
, to recover.
LEGUIA IMPRISONS
FORMER PRESIDENT
BUENOS AIRES, May 7 ?Genaral'
Benavidez. former President of
Peru, is President Legula's latest!
j addition to the political prisoners j
being hel<^ oh San Lorenso island.'
General Benavides had just re-1
turned from Europe where he had;
been sent on a diplomatic mieslon j
: by the government preceding Le-;
guia's.
Deputy Prado, a member of the J
Peruvian Congress, has also been
arrested for political opposition to;
Leguia and sent to San Lorenso.
I It is reported that the forces sta- I
, tioned at Calico have oeen lncreas- 1
j *id to prevent an uprising of the
| 8an Lorenio prisoners.
Girl Accidentally Hapged
Entering Church Window
LYNCHBURG. Va., May 7.?Ada,
I 13-year-old daughter of Robert Ty-i
ree. was accidentally hanged In a;
window of the Sandy Bottom
Church, near Madison Heights, this!
forenoon whan she attempted to!
enter the Church by raisin* a win-1
dow. Apparently she allowed the
aah to drop and was caught and:
held by the neck. When found later
a physician said (he had been
d?ad^n hour. Her neck waa not-'
.
HARDING PLAN
DELAYS HOUSE
PEACE ACTION
Senators Resent Tie - Up
Of Resolution, But
Keep Silent.
FEAR ENGULFMENT
IN EUROPE'S BROILS
Believed Hughes' PolicyHas
Influenced the
, President
On the heels of President Harding'*
decision to remit** part iclpa-,
tion in European councils. It was
authoritatively stated yesterday
that the restoration of peace with!
Germany would be held up pending
the outcome of the reparations j
controversy.
The Knox peace resolution, passed
last Saturday by the Senate. I
has been sidetracked Indefinitely in!
the House and it was learned that
the House leaders are acting: in
accord with the desire of the administration
in deferring action on
the resolution which the Sena*'
made such baste to adopt. y-f
Dissatisfaction among Republican
Senator*, particularly the Irreconcilable*.
over the President's
note to the allies Increased to a!
feeling of Intense but carefully repressed
Indignation when they
learned that administration influence*
were at work against the
Knot resolution in the House. Consequent
elatioh prevailed among the
Democrats.
Draft Envoy'. Instruction*.
Notwithstanding rumblings of!
dissatisfaction, the administration i
went its way unperturbed by any
Senatorial criticism that may have
found Its way to the White House
or State Department. The State I
Department prepared instructions to
Ambassador Wallace at Paris and
Poland W. Borden to resume their
posts as unofficial observers for the'
American government at the onfercrce
of ambassadors and repara- i
tions commission. respectively, i
r^Ffeo ,H*rve*- Ambassador to
Great Britain, who will sit as the,'
American representative on the allied
supreme council, will receive1
his Instructions when he arrives In
London next w^ek.
There were no Republican Senatorial
outbursts for -nuliHns i in i
Senator* felt thetr hands tied In
rr' "y? ,h*n <>?>*- The JohnsonRorah
faction did not want to set 1
">? explosion because they
hnm'n r WOUId be **id they were j
r*ut?: oV0^"'.wuh ,he ?dra">
istration. Old Guardsmen were r??
? y the,r traditional adherence
to party unity. Furthermore
they realised that the Senate. ,t the
present moment, was entlrelv pow?
::\T a"d th?? nothing could be !
said or done to change the sltua- i
*ay Lead to Clash.
the' nTn* Predicted, however, that
the policy mapped out by yester- ;
f clLh?? .mU," inevlt"b'y lead to 1
I.... between the Senate, or at I
Portion of it, and the ad"en't
? .k" 0T>nf th" n,?"t Prom" '
inent of the Republican leaders of '
^CODn""*t've declared that
patinn outlined by the
StatttTi gulden tangle the United '
a a . the b?wils of Europe a?
with ^ " the Vcrs?'lle* treaty,
tT.ii, league covenant Include!.
they reVlVrf n ,n th" con?ect,or.
ow/vwHl President Harding * I
suPPort. while a mem?
Foreign Relation* Com- ,
talttee. of the Fall amendment to
kfep the United States out of th^
reparation* commission Sooner or
later, they thought, the American'
Participation in the ?Jar?
controversy mu?t produce a development
that would require the 1
Unit*, states ?ke nS affirm!? I
tlv? Stand and bring the whole Is- I
?ue of international policy agMn
before the Senate.
Acted Within Authority.
Some resentment was felt that
"ard,nK had not consulted
the Senate before accepting the
allied Invitation to resume partlcl- I
all admitl cou,,clll, although I
all admitted that the President was |
acting entirely within his authority
f" " eould be learned, no Sen- I
rfi-.- ."V anythlnK of the President*
intentions until the note was
FrM? teJhe Pr"' for Publication)
Friday afternoon. The belief was'
widespread anions Senator.. !
President had been Influenced large.
ly by Secretary of stale Hut. ,i
others who have been contending
for month* that the United States
must take part In the world-wide
economic readjustments growing!
otrt of the war.
Senator Harrison, of Mississippi j
Democrat, brought the Pre*ldent'?'
note into debate before the Senate
yesterday by taunting the adminl*. '
tration with sarcastic reference to
oft-changing position" and
predicting It would soon be in the
league of nations.
Delay Depends on Fnrope.
'It has been generally agreed i
that in view of the development 1
In Europe, immediate action by the '
House on the peace resolution
passed by the Senate would be 111Mmed,
said a member of the House
Z ^fard"1 88 th* confidence
wilt L Hou8' "How long it
will be delayed depend* upon the
outcome of the European situation A
few weeks ago the House lead
er? were prepared to outaan the
Senate In enactment of peace legislation.
Representative Porter of
Pennsylvania, chairman of the Committee
on Foreign Affairs, had Introduced
a peace resolution of his
own. He said his was drafted In
conformity with the President".
Idea* and was being groomed for
speedy action.
"The delay in House action on
peace is not confined to the Knox
resolution already passed by the
Senate, ** explained a Republican
leader yesterday. "AJl action tendin*
to pat this government In an
attitude of making peace with Germany
at this time when the allies
are striving in vain to make terms
with tflat country will be held u?
tor obvious ruaoiii"
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lymft tr *' rfck-: lV ^ ^ -
Berlin Expects
Early Choice
Of New Cabinet
Government Must Sign
Terms Dictated by
The AUiet.
BERLIN, Mij T TW (cHlag
w?? >rmlai km iMlgki ?w-.
??-w tirrmmn hMmi wmU be
>>o>.rr4 within . (n. bears
te the FrkmkM ?
try. tMltui,
The nrl? hII>i?i Hnm
wn* ehyiag at tkt mpoaaiMi.
1 ty of nymnutloa I. .
" "Mt wUch w?aU be eeato*
7?t" far accepting
V ???nlarly regarded aa
larwalU. ta carry aat. Km,,
tkrlra. tl.n mi . diatlaet
diapoaltloa ta retard algntag af
the terau a. latrmwlble at era I
OB.
Tfcfrf mmmt be +om* raMart
to art mm a |wn?fi,
' M'UlM tM ainlac tke
nltlajtua. Chancellor Febre.iT.^2"
*'* ^ tea katt re*
.If*, *1"** ?'-??rarlly re"?"U
rleetlaa
' tfcelr nrMmri,
'* the resale event that aa
mlnlarry eoald be organised before
May tJ?the date of the
?*Piratl?n at the altimnta^_it
~"U ?? .p.. the
Fehre.hach eabiaet .?
'' ro,r "*7 have already
u klrtl7 ? ??"?* f
PEACE IN IRELAND
AWAITS ELECTIONS,
WITH AGREEMENT
Ulster and Sinn Fein See
Hope of Reaching
Unity.
(Sp^Ul Cable t. Tb. Wuklrrtoe Harald
and Chi cafe Tribune.)
By JOBX STEELE.
DUBLIN, May 7 ?There will be I
no forma] peace In Ireland unail
after the elections of May i4.
Whether there will be peace after
the election depends on the go-vd 1
will of the Sinn Fein on one side I
and Ulster on tbe other.
wl" be a matter of negotiations
between theae two parties.
With England aa an interested
third party willing to Indorse any
agreement arrived at short of separation,
from the empire.
Perel, jrtah Parkey.
This is the net result of the converaatlon
In Dublin on Thursday
between Sir James Craig, premier
designate of Ulster, and Eamoan
De Valera. president of the Irish
Republic."
The interview was the result of
an Invitation from De Valera, who,
impressed by the signs of an olive!
branch in Sir James" recent speech- I
en. determined to see If Irishmen I
could not settle the Irish question
themselves.
Each mkn confined himself to I
finding the other's point of view
neither pledging himself to anything.
sir James' speeches on his
return to Belfast were a disappc.ntment
to many w!? had hoped to see
immediate results but they were
quite satisfactory to the leaders In
the South who set a germ of peace
in tnem.
Both SMea Ropefel.
The situation, as it now stands,
is that each aid, feels itself s'rong
?,nh- r"P*Cir ,h' strength of the
other. The Sinn Fein feeling is much
firmer now than It was a few
months ago and the leaders are now
confident that they can hold their'
followers and that they wll not be
conquered by military force but
they are willing to make bargains
with equals In the cause of pracc.
Lister Is strong in a possession of
her own parliament which enables
her to bargain with something in
hand. She also recognises the de-1
sirability of a united Ireland, with !
the control of Us own finances, if1
her special Interests are safeguarded
lord Justice O'Connor, who Is a
moderate nationalist, acted aa a gobetween
to bring Craig and De Va- !
I era together.
(Copyright. lttL)
CATTS DISAPPEARS
AFTER INDICTMENT!
JACKSONVILLE, PI a.. May 7 '
Considerable mystery is attached to I
the whereabouts of former Gover- '
nor Sidney Catta. of Florida, against
whom a capias for arrest has been
Issued.
Catta was indicted several days '
ago for his alleged acceptance of a
bribe for voting to pardon a cer
tain convicted murderer, sentenced
to life Imprisonment.
Since the Issue of the capias calling
for Catt's arrest, authorities
In both Alabama and Georgia have
been conducting a search for him.
but to no avail. Mrs. K. R PaderIck.
of this city, a daughter of
Catta. denied that -her father was '
due here tonight. Other relatives I
of the Indicted man refused to talk
about the case. Officials In this J
State are determined that he shall !
be apprehended.
N. Y. Police Parade
Seen by 225 Chief?
NEW YORK, May 7.?"New Tork's
finest- paraded t.dav
The annual police parade, always
a spectacle to draw crowds by the
thousands, included two new features.
One waa the halting of ?lie
march of the U.OM bluecoat, f?r
two minutes In honor of dead American
soldiers who lay In caaketa oa
a pier Just across the Hudaon River
The other waa that the police w?t
reviewed by p nTlce chiefs of 12b
cities, who had juat completed the
formation of a National Police Bureau.
The bureau. It was announced.
will be headed by Douglas i. McKay,
special deputy commissioner
In New Tork. Under It officers (a
ode city will co-operate with all
others and wltn the National DerwtMit
< tatiM.'
POLISH REBELS
LOOTTOWNSIN
UPPER SILESIA
Italian Troops Suffer
When Foes Break
Their Truce.
REFUGEES DRIVEN
ACROSS THE ODER
American Relief Depots
Plunder of Poles, Report
Says.
BRRUV, *?T f. ?
troops, wltk IMr btlaHi
rMn IrwtH witfc flawm, mm
tk ey were la 1*14. and ilwtK
patriotic all*. ?tral?f4 at
gtettner station for Breelnn, tor
possible wrrler la Cwrr lUflto.
Tkr Soetallsts are protaatlan
ajralaat tkr roai?aliallo. of
tiaapi oa tkr Sllewtas tal*t,
saying that It a??7 lea* to WOO.
(Oaprtat. lfci.)
rtpoeUl Cafcla to Tkr Wublnrta Barall
at Cktoao Trlkaao.)
By LARKY RCK.
OPPEL.N, Upper Slleala, May Tv?
Here In a nutshell Is a picture of
the league of nation* battle to restore
order in Upper Silesia- where
Polish insurgents are terrortxlng
the district. Many illustrations of
International confusion are evMent
today. The Polea alone seem to
have formed any definite plana or
policies
The insurgents are advancing and
consolidating their (rains everywhere,
being outlltted with full
military equipment brought from
across the border. Field kitchens
are smoking and sentries posted
along the route, while ammunition
tralna are alowly following up
the Infantry.
Set t p Administrations.
Then follcw dfvilian propagandists
who. operating throughout tha
towns in the affected district, are
setting up civilian administration.
The Polish lines pass near or
through Coael, Gross Strehlita. Gut tentag.
Rosenberg and K re u a berg
The most severe fighting today is
in the Pleas and Rybaim diatricta.
In Gross Strehlita. Col. Bond, the
British control officer, and other
British officers and noncommissioned
officers, were In command
of a detachment of Italian troops
There Col. Bond and his men defeated
S.000 Polish insurgents In the
first battle, although the Interallied
troops were heavily outnumbered.
Poles Violate Trwee.
After their defeat the insurgents
Intrenched, and at night the Polish
commander, carrying a white lag.
sought a truce, which waa granted
provided the Poles remained outnlde
the city. Yesterday morning, violating
their truce, the Poles attacked
the city, capturing the railroad station.
In the street fighting which
followed. the Italians sufferel
heavily.
In the counter attack Sergeant
Major Kelly, of the British army,
was severely wounded while leading
an Italian Infantry charge
Refagera Crowd city.
According to the latest reports.
10.000 refugees were driven ncro*?
the Oder River, filling the cities of
Oppeln. Beuthen snd the towns
along the border. They tell stories
of a ten-hour fight in the woods
and of how the insurgents plundered
the Upper Silesia n villages
One report says that American Relief
depots have been plundered
The reports say that Polish regulars
are pouring over the boundary.
giving rifles and gTenadea to
insurgents and capturing thoae who
are not willing to join the uprtai \g
Lloyd George Says Silesian
Problem Hangs on Germany
LONDON. May 7.?Premier IJoyd
George, addressing a Unionist meet ing
at Maidstone today. Intimated
that allied intervention in the Upper
Silesian situation h inked upon Germany's
acceptance of the reparation*
ultimatum.
"I hope Germany will be arise and
accept the moderate terms." he said
"If Germany disarms, in accordance
with the treaty, she will be able te
ask the allies to compet Poland to
observe the treaty In like manner '
The premier emph&alaed the necessity
of the country continuing to
co-operate, saying:
"There are still difficulties to
solve. For Instance, the coal strike.
Germany. Ireland. Silesia. Asia
MinorRegarding
Ireland. IJoyd George
expressed delight that leader* of the
opposing faction* had conferred He
spoke of this as a "good sign."
though he pointed out that *th? result
cannot be predicted." ,
Congratulating the country oa the
absence of disorders In the strike,
he said.
"Tha coal Industry must be selfsupporting.
the same as other Industries.
The miners must acoept
their share of depression due te
American and other competition.
The principle of a national pool puts
a premium on Inefficiency."
The premier declared that "the
country means to do Its duty" and
urged the country to "endure."
Allies Inform Silesians
Treaty Must Be Obeyed
PARIS. May 1.?The oouaoO of
ambassador* today Instructed the
allied commission In Upper Silesia
to Issue a proclamation to the Inhabitants.
condemning the prenent
disorders and announcing that ?n
display of force would prevent the
entente from disposing c< the plebiscite
areas In accords? with the
treaty at Vem?k?
. ,. .Al rnk'rtim*'

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