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The Weather
Fair today, unsettled
early; cloudy tomor
row. Details page 10.
NO. 5549
Presicfie nt Will Assure
| Agriculture Parley of
H is Support.
Secretar Wallace Indi
cates I Probable Proce
dure of Conference. ?
The position of the farmers of
the United Stj tea will be made
plain to the people of the country
?oon. I
The Harding :farm conference will
meet on fanuai*} 23. Then the peo
ple will know what the farmer
wants. *
Of courae. Pre* ident Harding will
f*nnounce why h< has called it. But,
after all. that is incidental.
The President: himself has ad
j| fnltted this. Bvf* the opening ad
dress of the Chief Executive prob
ably will be one of* the moat
Important utterances of hia admin
istration to date.:
Mr. Harding ;?t that time will
make it plain th:*t the farmer now
haa the right of nny. The farn^er
haa suffered more'; than any other
induatrial unit in t) ie United Statea
since the war endo4 it will be ad
mitted. ? >
President Harding will emphasise
that he and the m embers of his
administration are r? ?ady to go the
limit to make good ; to the agricul
tural interesta Juat ehat they have
aacriflced to keep the United States
In ita front Yank in the war time
an<^the late economic fight.
No Rigid Pro| -ram.
There will be no 1] ard and fast
program for thia cot iference. To
get one would be a gn* at Job. Sec
retary Wall ate. the din< cting genius
behind the gun, laugh s when any
suggestion along this I ine is made.
Every individual office ally attend
ing this conference can say all he
pleaaes. He can suggg?*t remedies.
,f?There is no violation ?f confidence
when it is stated that i this is one
thing that President H C-rding, Sec
retary r>avis and other i,nembers of
p. Aie Cabinet would like t<\ compel.
A free and complete exchange of
ideas on "What is the maitteer with
the United States?" coupled with
another Suggestion of what the
remedy ought to be, w<*ild please
the President and his advisers.
They have had all of the? troubles
facing them poured forth. ( The ag
ricultural "bloc" In Con: press and
pther suggested dlvisicpm have
frade open complaint. Burt the ad
ministration frankly says now, and
^ias said so for week, that vif is not
f?o concerned with complaint? as it
is with what the remedy s^'iall be.
Chief IMvlsioa* to Refo^rt,
Last night Secretary Wallace
suggested what his program'will be
fr. dealing with the conference.
After the opening addnass by
President Harding, the first '<lay of
the conference. Secretary Wallace
explained, probably- would b*e de
voted to a canvass of the gi neral
agricultural situation throxsjghout
the country.
From the Northwestern delegates
there will come a presentatio n of
conditions in their section. \ ''rom
4 the range country will be presented
a survey of conditions there, -with
similar expressions of conditions
prevailing in the cotton belt, the
^ grain belt, and otlyr producing
| areas.
' In that manner, it is assured, 'the
entire conference may be given a
blrdseye view of agriculture as a
whole, the conditions prevailing fn
each of the chief divisions, and U*e
problems thus presented.
Following the discussion, the con
ference, Secretary Wallace staterl
last night, probably would xwiah to
divide into Committees, each com
mittee to Consider some important
phase of the work and report bacftc
to the main gathering.
Coaaltteet to Meet.
No attempt has been made. Sec- I
retary Wallace also pointed out. to
lay down a hard and faat program j
in advance for the conference's con- I
aideratlon. Suggestions will be
made to the conference from time
to time in keeping with President
Harding'a ideas in proposing that
the gathering be called.
The general aeaaiona of the sec
ond day of the conference probably
will be devoted to aeveral short
addresses as to what might prop
erly and profitably be done to im
^ prove conditions in certain phases
m of agriculture. The conference will
hold general sessions in the fore
noons and utilise the afternoons
and evenings for group committee
meetings to consider specific de
tails. ^
Attention will be called to the
European situation as it afreets the
American fanner, and discussion
will be invited as to what possible
readjustments might be made here
to relieve the situation. There also
will be discussion. In all probabil
ity, of financial afTairs relating
both to the present emergency and
th? future.
Forestry Pelley m Topic.
Looking to the future, as the
President suggeated In his letter of
December SO. the suggestion of the
conference will be Invited as to
best methods to be puraued in
formulating a national agricultural
Efficient waya of providing for
the future food supply of the na
tion as the population increases,
aad the entire subject of lend
utilisation will come under this
general head for discussion, ac
cording to Secretary Wallace In
clude* with these two topics, a, a
matter of policy for the future.
wflj be a discussion of the national
fereatry policy. It la vital to the
nation. Secretary Wallace last night
pointed oot. that there be a sound
0**fkae4 es Pag* f ??.
Police Shake-Up Approved
By District Commissioners
* .
Four New Captains Assigned to Precincts and
Vacancies Filled Down Line
to Privates.
With few tadditions, the promo
tions and change? In the police de
partment. aa exclusively forecast
in The Washington Herald, were
approved by the Board of District
Commissioners at their board ses
sion yesterday. The promotions?
including four captains, four lieu
tenants, and six sergeants?become
effective Monday morning.
The four new captains are wpi
iam S. Shelby, now instructor at
the police school; Louis J. stoll.
acting commander of the Tenth pre
cinct; Ira Sheets, head of the vice
squad, and Edward J. Keefe, of the
Third precinct.
With tsese promotions, four va
cancies were created for lieuten
ants. which were filled as follows:
William P. Hess. J. M. Walsh. Og
den T. Davis, and J. F Beckett.
Privates promoted to sergeants
are J. H. B. Swain. William McDon
ald. J. C. Maloney. J. L. McLucas,
W. H. Carl in and J. H. Lee.
Three Residential Blocks
Of Scranton Are
SCRANTON. Pa.. Jan. 13?Check
ing up coal miners employed in
Dunmore mine. No. 3. indicated that
between Bix and sixteen men are
still burled under the falls of
debris which shook the south side
today and undermined three city
Four of the miners are believed
to have been killed. Three injured
men. carried out by the miners
when they fled from the workings,
were taken to a hospital.
Mine officials, led by James B.
Smith, city mine cave, engineer, su
perintended the digging for those
still In the mine.
Car*-lw Want Knows.
The cave-in was the worst Jn tkm
history of thec.lty. Although the
peril had shown itself for years,
hundreds of f*?M+nable resid?ssi
had keen built on Plttston avenue,
above the Dunmore mine. These
houses were shaken by the fall of
debris and the inhabitants tele,
phoned physicians. -
The collapse of the mine was said
to have been due to a squeeze. So
terrific was the concussion that em
ployes in other tunnels wore
knocked down and some of them
nearly hurled into the shaft A
cloud of dust whirled through the
shaft as the crumbling vein filled.
There was a wild rush of work
ers. The escape of miners to the
surface gave passers-by an inkling
of what had happened, and a crowd
gathered- /
Mea Believed Dead.
Owners of the Glen Alden Coal
Company said there was little doubt
the men atlll missing were caught
behind the wall of rock and coal and
are dead.
Men at the head of the shaft said
the mine is about 150 feet below the
surface. From the foot of the sha/t
to the scene of the squeese It takes
about 20 minutes to walk.
The known dead are:
John Barrett, a miner; Edgar
llughe?. section foreman.
Michael Kelly miner.
Alfred Reese, electrician and w#ll
known athlete.
The three taken to a~hospital are
James Dougherty, John Kearney and
Anthony Pallott. They are expected
to recover. ?
Has Race With Death.
Martin Bowen. a hoisting engineer
employed in the mine, said the ter
rifying noise of the cave-h? warned
him of danger and he tried to get
out The squeese. however, had al
ready caused part of the engine
house roof to fall, and Bowen pulled
away part of the door, crawled out
and ran for an opening
On the race with death Bowen was
struck by falling pieces of coal, but
I he finally reached safety not badly
hurt. On the way out he said he
passed the body of Michael Kelly,
?whose head had been battered In by
?a lafge piece of rock. Men were
shouting and racing along the dark
roads In the mine.
S table Raided
as Liquor Cache.
Fovir Men Arrested in Fourth
i Descent on Near-Beer
Fot>r men were arrested and
liquos seised when po)lc? made si
multaneous raids on - "Hodges*
near-b?er saloon at 40? Ninth street
north,-est. and Murphy's livery sta
ble. 42V424 Eighth street north
west ahortly after 10 o'clock last'
lfore than 1,000 of the theater
crowd watched the raid oa
"Hodgesi""?the fourth within a
year. XKe proprietor, Fred Brueg
ger. 15 .Tears old. residing at 210
Ninth street northwest, was arrest
ed for th ; second time In six days.
Samnel A. Cooley, tl years old,
bartender at "Hodges'." residing at
J0? IndWtna avenue northwest; John
J. Murphj*. owner of the livery sta
ble at 4X3-14 Eighth street north
west. allot ;ed to be a storeroom for
"Hodges.' : and Benjamin A. Nelson.
42. of the fltag Hotel, were arrested.
An agent of the police bought a
prohibited .(rink at the bar with
marked mon ay, the police said, and
then the raid was staged. Police
then found twenty-nine plnta of
varlons kinds of liquor in the sta
The rour .prisoners were released
oa bond. -< ?
The promotions and changes com*
aa the result of retirement of Capta.
VV. F. Falvey, Jamea Hartley, Thom
a? Judge. and O. H. William.
in announcing the promotion*.
Commissioner Jamea F. Oyater, In
charge of the police department.
Issued an order shifting police of
flclala to different preclncta.
"?* Precinct CnuuMm
Capt. Stoll will command ' the
Ninth precinct. Capt. Selby the
Eleventh precinct, Capt. Keefe the
Eighth, and Capt. Sheets the Fourth
Capt. T. R. Bean, in command of
the Eighth precinct, haa been trans
ferred to the Seventh precinct in
Georgetown; Capt. Sanford Is trans
ferred from the Fourth to the Fifth
precinct, and Capt. Lord from the
Eleventh to the Tenth precinct.
Assignments of the new lleuten*
ants follow: Lieut. Hess to the
Third precinct. Lieut. Walsh to the
Tenth precinct, and Lieut. Davis to
the Second precinct as chief of the
special Investigation squad, and
Lieut. Beckett to duty as night In
Sergt. J. H. B. Swain is assigned
to the Fifth precinct, while Sergt.
William McDonald Is assigned to
the Eleventh. 8ergt. J. C. Maioney
# Continued on Pa9? Two.
' ?
Delegations to Pass on
Document With "Am
biguities" Eliminated.
The naval committee of the arms
conference haa laid aside Its
troubles until Monday Meanwhile
governments are being consulted.
There are two propositions that are
halting developments. They are
the fact that the conference Is seek
ing a formula that will remove all
questions of ambiguity as to what
comes under, the definition of the
status quo of the Pacific. The ether
deal* with rather minor matters.
WM atated emphatically last
night that suggestions that there
most foolish propositions yet made.
Yesterday the committee on naval
afTairs. made up of the chief of the
five divisions, met and made prog
ress with the naval treaty. They
paased upon the suggested texts,
and then adjournment was taken to
allow the preparation of a new
copy to be conaldered by all of the
five delegations.
fthaatnag Leading base.
Shantung will have the right of
way until there are decisions on
the smaller propositions. Then, of
course, will come the question of
the possession of the railway which
if agreed to. will finish all of the
outstanding difficulty.
It can be stated as a fact that
the naval treaty as originally
agreed to will not radically be
amended. There will be an agree
ment that nations adhering to the
treaty shall have the right to con
vert certain of their highest ton
nage ships Into air-craft carriers.
But In doing this the regulations
of the treaty will be enforced.
Certain of the nations which have
a high allotment will make a w^le
lot of money by doing this. Certain
scheduled warships that are to be
scrapped may be saved at a real
substantial saving.
But there will be a .careful un
derstanding that no ship ordered
to the scrap heap, and not com
pletely salvaged by an agreement
for substitution, shall be replaced
in commission. There will be no
loophole allowed through which it
Will be possible to evade the scrap
order. And this goes for the latest
products of Japanese and other
Naval Treaty Landed.
H The? naval treaty as completed
la one of the greatest steps for
ward ever designed to end war in
the opinion of various delegation
spokesmen. Last night, however.
It was suggested that there had
been a very evident effort to stress
matters which had not even been
In dispute between the delegations
to make It appear that here was
something uncanny behind the ne
Suggestions that certain delega
tions had raised the question that
their confidences had been abused
by the publication of points under
discussion resulted in general
amusement in inner conference cir.
cles. As a matter of fact the pub
licity dodge on the present con
ference has been so far outworked
that newspaper correspondents who
donH want to accept propaganda
as. propaganda, have to turn
sharply to the right and keep go
ing when they flirtl the various
delegation spokesmen heading to
ward them under full sail.
There will be no plenary sessions
for some days to come. Anybody's
guesa to date Is aa good as any
one a else. But it looked last night
aa though by Monday night the fi
nal dates for the conference would
-fce available. ^
NEWPORT. Ky.. Jan. It.?Qov. E.
P. Morrow haa ordered two addi
tional companies of National Guards
to Newport to aid la handling (he
atrike situation at the Newport
Rolling Mills Company, where era
ployes have been out nearly a
The new troops will awell the
fore* on guard duty to eight coa
panles. more than 400 officers and
men. MaJ. J. K. Dillon aaid the ad.
ditional troops ware aaked because
of increased demonstrations against
mill employes-and threats against
the guarfamen.
March Singing Through
Dublin as Sideliners
Stare Menacingly.
Rail Strike Threatening
to Inaugurate New Re
gime in Free State.
i.hDVP' ,N'?J,n ?Th? Brlt
ff'ee* have left Ireland, and It
Is estimated thnt in three month*
there will not be a British soldier
In tke whole free state, except the
c*""a _*?d maintenance parties pro
vided for by the treaty at four
parts. The men who went today
wjre the two companies of black
and-tans. a body formed for the
mo?t part of former officers In the
British army and the moat hated
war*" Mnt to Ire,?nd during the
Tonight the black - and - tans
marched from their headquarters at
BeK^ara* Busfc barracks with their
rifles over their shoulders and car
rylnft their sldearms and other
equipment. *ing;ng lustily and ex
changing cordial chaff, with tke
crowd. It was a silent crowd, on
the whole, as the first 300 men
marched through a mile of Dublin
street*. Their route wu lined with
husky youngs men In slouch hats
and overcoats with pockets bullr
ing. These were' members of the
Irish republican army who have
been seeking an opportunity to use
guns and bambs on such a proces
Safeguard* Are Takes,
Tonight they formed a guard to
see that no overenthustasm over
stepped the mark of either safety
or court**/.
The men will go right through
to London tonight, where they will
turn In th*lr rifles and equipment?
and Jo'n the unemployed.
As. soon as the treaty Is formally
ratified, which will be tomorrow
morning, the machinery of evacuat
ing the troop* will be set In mo
tlon. It will take thre* months for
complete evacuation.
When the member* of the
southern Parliament meat tomor
row at the Mansion Houae to ratify
'?"I tr*"ty. the 'meeting will be
^ iC.4?-1; ^?Art>"'r <|riffUb
Tt Is Wirt eTpecteti that tha prorrcH.
J3? >?ni last long, {ha tHV*
leraite* having announced their In
tention to May away It I* impo*.
alble to say that they wll] not
change their mind*.
Chaag* Ea?ec?ed Smb.
As soon as the ratification ar
rangements have been mad* there
Win be a formal taking over of the
civilian administration and the po
lice of the provisional government
which will probably he much the
same as the Dai 1 cabinet Just ap
pointed by Mr Griffith. Including
the police, postofflc* and schools
there are about S,0?? slvll servants
In Irelsnd. most of whom It Is ex
pected will be continued In office.
The free state Is starting with a
serious labor situation. A national
railway strike 1s threatened for to
morrow night because of the
change from war to peace-time
wages and conditions. The strike
ha* been postponed twice and now
the men are threatening to quit
Immediately. Joseph McGrath, the
new Dall minister of labor. Is hard
** work trying to secure a compro
mise or at least a postponement to
give the Free Si^te a fair start. A
rail strike wculd make It Impos
sible for a speedy British evacua
(Cepyrlght. IMS.)
Prisoners Are Removed
For Release to Dublin
BELFAST. Jan. 11.?All Sinn Fein
prisoners in the Belfast Jail, num
bering about 140, will be removed
at nvldnight tonight on a special train
to Mount Joy prison. Dublin, from
where they will be released. Th;
Ulster government refused to sanc
tion the amnesty, but agreed to this
compromise. Eighteen of the prison
ers were under death sentence.
The general commanding the Bel
'*"} dl?trlct has given notice th*t
under th5 restoration of order regula
tion the military will be employed
-hi!! ii*?0'" fn>m Gildings from
Which firing occur* and to clos> and
destroy the buildings. The regula
tions will be enforced on landlords
as well as the tenants.
NEW TORK, Jan. II.?The elec
if,5" ' of ,h? twentieth cen
tury will pay homage to the electrical
* eighteenth century at
a public ceremony here n;xt Tues
Thomas A. Edison, peer of In
ventors will place a wreath <.n the
statue of Benjamin Franklin in City
Hall Square, on that ,1ati. The acrv
'e? win commemorate Franklin's
birthday and will be In oharsro of the
Sons of the American Revolution and
the New York Employing Printer*'
Edison, Inventor of countless elec
trical devices, has during the seventy
flvj years of hi. life held a deep
respect for the maker of the lightning
rod, and readily consented to Join
In the demonstration.
At/? conference of the Repub
lican members of the* House laat
night, one member from each Stat*
that ha* Republican representation
in the Houae waa appointed to the
Congreailonal Committee.
Thuraday ni?ht It I* planned to
hold a meeting |n the offlce* of the
Republican National Committee In
the Alb** Building and elect on
cer*. The re-election of Represent
ative Fes*. Ohio, I* predicted by
member* who could be interviewed
last nlgkt.
Freaduaan Will Meet
Lloyd George Today
In Paris.
? /
PARIS. Jan. 13.?David
Lloyd George and Raymond
Poincare, though the latter
la not ret premier of France.
will meet and discuss mat
ter* of International Import
The fact that Poincare
:ould not complete hie cabi
net tonight ralaed a diplo
matic difficulty aa regard*
teeing the Britiah premier.
The matter waa solved,
however, by the suggestion
that Polncara proceed tomor
row to the Britiah embassy
where he will be able to re
ceive Lloyd Oeorge a* the
latter traveraea Parla.
Secretary Weeks Is Un
derstood to Have Virtu
ally Accepted Offer.
With the announcement of Sec
retary of War Week* that he will
?end Henry Ford's $150,000,000 bid
for the Muscle Shoals nitrate plant
to Congress, it Is understood that
the offer has virtually been ac
Congress is to receive the offer
In contract form within a week
with comments and recommenda
tions by the Secretary of War.
Secretary Weeks declined to dis
close the nature of these "com
The responsibility of definitely
turning over the Alabama plant to
Ford would be placed upon Con
gress. Secretary Weeks Intimated,
for a Congressional sppropriation
of approximately $30,?*0,000 will be
necessary before the work Is com
Far-reaehtag Pftaas.
Ford plans to utilise the Muscle
Shoals plant proper for the manu
facture of "ch^ap" fertilisar. But
the construction of dams, for which
i?the ( opgre ?gas> ap?ia?idatt?n> to
intended. in connection with thV
Muscle Shoals project well event
ually mean a vast Improvement of
-the Mississippi Valley* la Ford's
: opinion.
In announcing that the offer
would be submitted to Congress.
Secretary Weeks said to meet the
contention of the government that
there be an sgreement on the limit
of cost of completing the two dams.
Ford had signified his willingness
to pay 4 per cent on the total cost
of completion, whatever that may
be, until the amount fs amortised.
RaHaatf Cmmt
Already Ford and Thomas A.
Edison have estimated the cost of
completing these dams at $2$,000.
000. At this rate Ford would have
to pay annually $1,120,000.
Ford said he was confident his
offer would be accepted by the ad
ministration and declared that with
the sssistance of a sufficient Con
gressional appropriation, it would
be possible not only to complete
the dams now under construction
but several additional dams.
As a result of such construction.
Ford said, the Mississippi River
Valley would be developed to such
an extent as to go a long way
toward solving the railroad prob
lem. toward lighting, heating and
generating Industrial power for the
valley more cheaply than ever
Meatflaaa Carreaey Plaa.
"If the government should un
dertake the proper development
of the power possibilities of the
Mississippi and its tributaries."
Ford said, "the question of unem
ployment of navy yard men or of
any other class of men who really
want to work would be forever
settled. The government could is
sue currency against the project,
the rentals would retire the cur
rency In twenty years and the
project would be paid for without
one cent of cost to the people."
According to Chief Engineer
Mayo, of the Ford Motor Company,
"everything is settled. We are
now down to brass tack*."
Penrose Estate
is 4 to 5 Millions
Friends Say Senator Turned
Down Chance to Add
To Wealth.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13.?An erf
tat* eatimated at between $4,000,004
and ls.t0a.600 was left by Senator
Bolae Penrose at his death, accord
ing to friends.
The Senator's estate Is said to
comprise chiefly money he received
from the eatate of hie father, Rich
ard A. 5". Penrose, who died In 1MI.
and from stocE he held In Utah Cop
par. ? mine Jointly owned by him
self and a brother, Spencer Penrose.
In Colorado.
Penrose waa eccentric about
money matters, hla frlenda say. He
always carried on his person
to S1.M0 In bllla. which he k.pt in
a bill fold In a hip pocket.
To prove that ha cared little for
-wealth, hla frlenda tall how he
turned down a chance to make ft.
000.000 during the war.
When a broker told hllm to sell
hla Immense holdings of Utah Cop
par at the ht*h prlloe of 1140 a share
with the expectation of rebuylng
. the aecarltlea at a much lower fig
ure. tha-Senator la said to have
dra#led: "Ah!. It's too much trou
President Hopes Results
Will Please America
And ^Orld.
speed UP PLANS
"TO help jobless
Executive Opposes Class
Legislation in Federal
More than an hour ' f ywterday'i
Cabinet meeting was aevoted to the
reception of a report hy Secretary
of State* Hughes, In which he ex
pressed the utmost confidence that
an early, complete and most satis
factory report of all developments
in the armament conference would
i ne "???
colleagues the statu* of all of the
negotiations. WbUe he <Md ?ot
read a copy of the treaty under
consideration, he explained what it
made effective. His report was wel
come. and later tt was explained
that the President waa hopeful that
the final result will please not only
America but the people -of the
Another matter that came in for
discussion was the unemployment ;
situation. Secretary of Commerce |
Herbert Hoover called attention to
the necessity of the various de
partments doing everything possi
ble to reduce unemployment In the
aeaaonal occupations. President
Harding Indorsed the position of
Mr. Hoover, and he asked all of the
Cabinet members to Initiate work
wherever' possible to take care of
the unemployed, especially those
who by reason of the weather could
not carry on. The Prealdent made
it plain that Mr. Hoover had hia
complete support In all a?ch meas
ures Initiated, and It waa aaid later
that eventually construction under
all departments will be pushed to
the limit.
The president had l?efore Him
Csterday the special report pre
red by the Federal Advtsorv
Council taking cogn'sance of the at
tempted leglalatlon to compel tha
appointment of a "dirt farmer" on
I tha Federal Reserve Board.
Qnp.se. (Ism UfWstles.
In thla connection it can be stated
that the Piealrtim personally *>
prove* of the aentlment behlml the
agitation for this sort of legisla
tion. He would willingly appoint a
practical Tarmer to any Job In the
gift of the administration. But he
Is opposed to claas legislation In
every form and has no hesitancy
In saying so.
The report which was filed witn
the President by the Federal Ad
visory Committee declared at the
outset that "a grave situation ex
ists which endangers the safety of
the Federal Reserve System."
Attention then was called to the
Senate bill demanding the appoint
ment of a "person whooe business Is
farming" to the next vacancy on
the Federal Reserve Boand. This
was characterised as "claw legisla
tion" and attention called to the
fact that if a farmer, then why not
later. In successive stages, labor
and every possible interest In Amer
Two Principles Set Forth.
If the legislation were to be
adopted, the advisory committee de
clared. It would indorse the ''un
warranted" assertion that the pres
ent plight of the farmer lr due to
the maladministration of the Fed
eral Reserve System. It -was then
stated that the report of the Joint
Committee on Agriculture shows
that the slump In the price of agri
cultural products Is world-wide
The reasons of course, was polnten
out In that It Is Impossible to tam
per with the law of supply and de
mand. At great length the report
explained the operation* of the
Federal Reserve Board sy*tem and
denied emphatically that the farmer
ever has been slighted.
In conclusion two principles were
set forth In detail about as fol
The Federal Reserve system must
be kept Inviolate as Just what it
is characterised as being?a Feder
al Reserve sy*tem. All political
presaure from without or from
within mint be resisted.
All clasa appointment* must be
resisted at any coat.
Reserve System.
Hia Att ltode on Bo?n?.
Contiaaed ? Fa#o MUv*n.
Six Shop Unions v
Vote No Strike
f On Work Rules
Lemiert WW Aak Rehear
ing in Order to Clear
Moot Point. ?
CHICAGO, Jul ll.-W.;rm?U
tlves of ?fl.HI I all road shop work -
era announced here today that they
would not order a strike vote taken
by their organisation* as a reenlt of
the revision of working rule* In
- favor of the railroads by the United
irtates Railroad Labor Board.
This decision was reached after a
week's session by It* leaders of the
six bis shop union*.
The decision of the board on rule*
Is not accepted entirely, however,
according to President Jewell, sad a
rehearing will be re<]ueated of the
board on certain provisions of the
The main objection of the com
mittee of 164 is the rule whioh atlmi
nates time and a half for overtime
after eight hours' work. The board
gave overtime at the time and a half
scale only after ten hours. Objec
tion i* also made to the rule placing
Sunday work on a straight tlm
"At Ihl* rule now atanda It may
mean wnything," aaid Jewell. "We
want the board to Interpret It.
Therefore we are going to reopen
tbe case and find Just where we are
before we act."
Lloyd George Due in Par
is Today to Discuss
Foreign Policy.
PARIS. Jan. 13.?With the French
nationalist bloc, headed by Ray
mond Poincare. apparently securely
in control of the fOTersment, all
Europe is watching for the first
| public expression of the nation's
I new foreign policy, which probably
! will be outlined in a conference
t tomorrow with Uoyd George, as the
j Krltlah premier passes through the
city on his way tiome from Cannes
The unofficial slate of Poftacare's
| government, which he is expected
to present to President MilLerand
j tomorrow* Hiclode* the naraef of
several members of the DrilM n?in
i istry. notably M. Harraut head of
the Frcnch delegation to the Wasb
1 Ington arms conference, who prob
I ably will -retain his post aa mlnls
: ter for the colonies.
Menttoaeg for Cabinet Poets.
Louis Ixmrheur. known ss
I France's greatest political expert
I on economics and reparations, and
j minister for the devastated regions;
I Le Troquer. mta'ster of public
j work*, and Daniel Vincent, minister
of labor* probably also will be
aaked to accept the portfolios they
held under the Briand ad minis tra
i tion.
I Others mentioned as probable
choices of the new yremier are for
j mer Premier I>ouraergue. as min
ister of Justice; Senator Francois
! Albert, public instruction; either
former Premier Leygues. whose
cabinet fell a year age. or M. Ltn
dtjr. as head of the admiralty; De
I^a Steyrle. finance; Jean Duran. ag
riculture; X. Maunry. Interior, and
possibly M. Herrlot. leader of the
socialists, as minister of pensions
or In some other post.
The next momentous action after
acceptance of Poincare's cabinet
! and its assumption of authority will
I l?e the proposed conference in Paris
i between President Miller?ud. Pre
| mler Poincare and Lloyd-George.
Lloyd George Seeks Statement*
The British premier has tele
graphed his desire to meet the new
government at once to discuss the
Anglo-French alliance and other
questions affecting the future rela
tions of the allies. He will seek,
it is understood, a definite state
ment as to the course France In
tends to pursue In order to be able
to mold his own program accord
The press, generally approving
Briand's course of action* In resign
ing. In the belief that It will clear
the atmosphere, at the same time
indicates some conccrn lest the fall
of the government and the ascension
of the nationalists may be constued
abroad a? an indication of militar
ism or imperialism, and inany news
papers were todav explaining away
this attitude.
"We hope that our American
friends will not construe Briand's
resignation as a proof France is
militaristic and war-seeking*** saye
the Vlctolre.
It Is confidently believed that the
negotiations not on*y regarding the
Anglo-French treaty of defensive
alliance, but on the purely economic
pioblems affecting Europe, will be
resumed as soon as Poincare's new
government Is firmly establiahed.
Lloyd George Seeks Renewal
Of Meeting of Premiers
LONDON. Jan. 11?Uoyd George
la leaving Cannes tonight and ex
pect* to be in Pari* tomorrow for
a conference with President lllllerand
and Premier Poincare. He will aeek
to learn ths French views on the
Anglo-French defensive pact, and on
reparation*. Th : British premier es
pecially desires that the work begun
at Cannes be resumed with aa little
delay aa poaalble. and hope* that the
supreme council'* deliberation* will
be continued at another meeting. If
poaalble within two week*. Either
London or Lympne is suggested as a
poaalble meeting plac, for premier*
The chief hope of Brltlah diplomats
?those who can aee any hope la the
situation at all?Is that Premier
Poincare may prove to be mor?
moderate aa bead of the government
than he ?ra* aa leader of the op
posite*. But whatever occur* In th*
French capital, the Brltlah continental
poltdea ar* sun* le remain unchanged,
and will b* baaed on the conviction
that European recon*traction la ab
solutely Imperative.
Aims at Association to
Protect Ail Nations
From Attack.
Wide Agreement Sought
In Calling Conference
At Genoa.
CANNES. Jan. 11.?A new world
fcfrttment embracing an aaaocta*
tlon of nations rivalling In acopa
that proposed a< an outcome of tin
W aahlngton arma conference, nay
reault from the economic confer
ence at Genoa. Uoyj George Indi
cated la atatatnents to the pre,
juat before hla departure for Parig
The Brltlah premier, declared that
pacification of Europe la to b *
Obtain, d. It will be neceaaary *0 go
?ute:de the league of natlona be
cause neither Germany, Russia nor
the baited States is at present a
WaBt" **? *? to PsrtlHHte.
Conae^uently. he said, he hoped
that the Oenoa conference would
result tn the creation of a fed-ra.
tlon of natlona?an association for
the preservation of peace whirl* t.
eaaentlal to the restoration of
Everybody, LJoyd Gaorge told the
correspondent", wants the nited
States to participate In t .. co
nomic conference and In whutevar
results may be achieved at tlia:
The entire object of the Genoa
conference, the British premier
continued, was to "establish a aea.
eral pact that would guarantee all
European nation, against aggres
sion by their neighbors.**
Questioned whether France's
right to Invade Germany In the
evemt of nonpayment of the rep
arations claims would be alTected.
Lloyd Feorge replied that no pact
would chanaft the Versailles treaty.
Before Arigtlde Briand left Cunei.
he aaid. the aupremc council had
reached a substantial agreement re
garding reparations.
n?aiiids aa rtesrt Alili^r.
| "?virythl|s , ?w depends en
tirely upon the aUlt?4- of the
I new Fres.-h government.** he .?n
tinued. "If they want any change*
1 in the provisional deciaions mad** at
Cannes. there must be another con.
ference before the meeting at
Genoa.' ^
Backing up the suggestion of a
new aaaociatlon of nations Is the
expression used by Lloyd <;.-orgc ,n
his memorandum to the Italian gov
ernment. In which he declares that
"Great Britain's pledge to stand ?.r
France la the first measure n? -es
?ary to ensure stability in Europe
and to divert the Oerman peopls
from dreams of revenge." but that
this Is only a "stepping stone tj a
wider pact, which I hope to see
concluded at the Genoa conference.**
WmM rmeet All Esresf.
The memorandum to Italv wis
published by the British delegation
In reply to a document sent to U|..vn
George by the Italians, in * huh it
wss pointed out that in order to ob
tain results more effectuallv. it
might ba preferable "to follow a
course which would strengthen the
whole entente rather than to pro.
caed to the conclusion of separate
agreements for the safety of one
particular frontier.'
Lloyd George replied to thia sug
gestion that Italy was in a some
what different position, sad that lie
natural frontiers formed a barrier
to her enemlca, adding that trie
hoped for arrangements to he made
at Genoa would offer further pro
tection to all European nations
Allies Demand Germany
P?y Every Ten Day?
CANNES. Jan. IS ?-Ifraoring of- /
flcially at least, the sudden c?U*p.*
of the supreme council's conference,
the reparations commission con
tinued today its discussion of the
German economic situation, and ar
rived at an acreement for a provi
sional moratorium to assist Ge?
many over the present financial
The delay applies only to pay
ment, due January is and February
IS. and is accompanied by three con'.
hi .k!: 7? T? n,U*t b? *u?r?nttod
by the Berlin government befors
the moratorium becomes effective
Reform n.dsei
th? "urtn? Penod of
the dela> Germany must psv the
?um of II.MO.OOO gold marks in .p!
dltl ?ecur'tles eyery
must h. ms^rV ?f *uch
must be made Januarv i*.
gJt!?T? ih" WUI"" """" dsys
Germany must submit a schema.
with appropriate guarantees, for
and 2 ?2T 1' th' n*,lon*l budget
And the fiduciary circulation as well
* * <?B?pleU program for pay.
"?nd^-./r" d"IV'rl" '?
th,t ,h? moratorium -will
" ???n " reparations
the o?!?r.,0r d*clde that
?*rmar. scheme la practlcabla
and acceptable *
de?^aUot*rtJS?r"' of lh* Brltlah
egplaiaad that the mora
torium waa merely a Ismporart ar
rangement which would be subject
to change a. ??>. a. a Fn,?ch
arnment has bean formed and haa
announced Its reparations policy
fc?s? xsom.
tan days
of January and February
Bad '""?*d lately notl
"?d Dr. W altar Rathenau renr.
aentatlva of Lh. Berlin g -
of IU declaion. Rathenau refused
1*?*' that Germany woald
?J ? ..? ob"?*tton. bat declared
that hla government would make
,ovary endeavor to do as.

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