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WEATHER FORECAST.
Showers to-day; to-morrow fair and
cooler; fresh, possibly strong south winds.
Highest temperature yesterday, 74; lowest, 69.
Detailed weather report! will be found on page 17.
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THE NEW YORK HERALD
[COPYRIGHT. 19 2 1, fv the FUN- HERALD CORPORATION!
VOL. LXXXV.?NO. 342?DAILY.
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NEW YORK, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1921 POST COKFICE^ NEW yV>RK. N. Y.
74 PAGES.
THE BEST IN ITS HISTORY.
The New York Herald, with all that was
best of The Sun intertwined with it, and
the whole revitalized, is a bigger and better
and sounder newspaper than ever before.
PRICE FIVE CENTS |
KINGS REPUBLICANS
INDORSE FUSIONISTS,
NAME LOCAL TICKET
George W. Baker Is Chosen
to Enter Contest for
Borough President
of Brooklyn.
MADDOX GETS A PLACE
Wins Nomination for Reg
ister to Oppose Tammany
Despite Livingston's
Opposition.
HASKELL IS OPTIMISTIC
Expects "Wet and Anti-Blue
Law Vote to Sweep Him
Through Primaries to
Final Election.
Resolutions indorsing: the Republi
can-Coalition municipal ticket were
adopted without a dissenting vote by
the Kings County Republican Execu
tive Committee yesterday. At the same
timo It agreed upon the local ticket to
be recommended to enrolled members
of the party in the primaries. It is
headed by George W. Baker, shoe
manufacturer, for President of the
Borough of Brooklyn.
There was little appreciable change
as regards the local Manhattan ticket.
Samuel S. Koenig, the leader, was at
his home in Bradley Baach. but the
friwds of various candidates for desig
nation spent a busy day working for
favorable position. It was learned that
a Joint conference of members of the
Price Coalition Committee and of the
Citizens Union had agreed to support
John Kirkland Clark for District At
torney, but made no choice for other
places on the ticket. Representatives
of these organizations will confer with
Mr. Koenig to-morrow morning. But
Kmll Fuchs, who is making a hot fight
for District Attorney, has many friends
both in and outside the Republican or
ganization.
Jacob A. Livingston, titular leader
in Brooklyn, presided over the meeting
of the executive committee, and there
fore was not called upon to vote when
it came to vive voce action on the
resolution of Indorsement "of the ticke?
headed by Henry H, Curran of Man
hattan. It was Introduced by Senator
Calder and seconded by F. J. H.
Kracke.
Klnnrn Republican Resolution".
Following is the resolution:
"Resolved, That the executive commit
tee of the Republican Committee of
Kings County does hereby ratify and
approve of the unanimous recommenda
tion of Major Henry H. Curran as
nominee for Mayor, of Senator Charles
C. Lockwood as candidate for Comp
troller and of Hon. Vincent Gllroy as
nominee for President of the Board of
Aldermen by the conference composed
of delegates duly authorized and ap
pointed by the Republican County Com
mittee and from other organized bodies
opposed to Tammany Hall.
"And. because of the eminent fitness
and qualifications for the respective of
fices for which they have been recom
mended, we accordingly urge that they
each receive the support of the enrolled
Republican voters of Kings county at
the primary election to be held on Sep
tember 13, 1921."
"Are you entirely in accord with the
action of the commlttee7" Mr. Living
ston was asked after the meeting, which
had been held In execuUve session.
"There was no opposition, was there?"
responded the county chairman. "I am
at ease with the world and am satis
fied and contented with the ticket," .10
added a moment later.
"May we quote you as saying you are
satisfied and contented with the ticket7"
Mr. Livingston was asked.
"You may quote me as saying I am
'at ease with the world,'" was the only
rejoinder.
Recommendations ?o Voter*.
In addition to tha selection of Mr.
Baker to run for Borough President It
was decided to make the following rec
ommendations to the primary voters:
For County Judges?William R. Bayes
of the Second Assembly district, Al
meth W. Hoff of the Twenty-first As
sembly district, John R. Farrar of the
Seventeenth Assembly dlatrlct
For Sheriff?Peter B. Saery of the
Sixteenth Assembly district
For Register?Edward H. Maddox of
the Fifth Assembly district (rsdeslgna
tlon).
Mr. Livingston did his best to pre
vent the Indorsement of Maddox, who
not so long ago defied him on the ap
pointment of Commissioner of Records.
He registered a most emphatic "No,"
when It enrne time to vo<te. but only
three others of forty-alx member*
Joined him. No representatives of f he
Twenty-third Assembly district?tho in'
In which Judge Reuben V. Hankell
lives?attended the meeting.
Judge Haskell's petitions entering hint
In the direct primary as a candidate
for Mayor came out yesterday. They
are unique In that his committee on
vacancies consists entirely of women.
They are Mrs. Blanche L. Rhodabock,
ROfiS Eighty-eighth stree<t. Woodhaven;
Miss Marie A. Huether, 613 Ninetieth
street. Woodhaven ; Mrs. Minnie C. Tap
ley, Rosebank, i*taten Island ; Mrs. t#ucy
Weeks Webb. UK Fort Washington ave
nue, Manhattan; Mrs. Nelly Henschel.
2** East l?1st Street, The Bronx; Miss
Catherine McCormlck. 150 Schenectady
avenue, Brooklyn ; Mrs. Helen M. Moll,
1.10* Herkimer stre?t, Brooklyn; Mrs.
Charlotte Rlcoa, Ounther place,
Brooklyn, and Mrs. Emma Barry, 1007
Grant avenue, The Bronx.
Judge Haskell at his headquarters.
8 Court Square, Brooklyn, said yester
day the vote ha would got In the
primaries and later on election day
Continued on Third raga.
" N
Army Escorts Ordered
for Bodies of U. S. Dead
WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.?Nu
merous complaints of failure
of army commanders to provide
fitting convoys for bodies of
American soldiers returned from
Europe for interment in the
United States stirred the War
Department to-day to order all
corps area commanders to fur
nish escorts at distributing points
and firing squads at the funerals.
"These complaints are hurting
the standing, prestige and honor
of the army," the order said.
"A liberal policy will be followed
in furnishing the details even at
the expense of training and other
activities."
N t
Killed on Steps of Home in
Presence of Woman He
Was to Marry.
ASSAILANTS FLEE IN CAR
Mrs. Madeline Oberchain Got
Divorce Because of Lore for
John B. Kennedy.
fiperrial Dtn>atrh to THI! N*w to?K IUbaui.
Lob Angeles, Aug. 6.?John B. Ken
nedy, 28, an insurance broker, was shot
and killed last midnight on the steps
of his summer Cottage at Beverley
Hills, an exclusive suburb. With him
at the time was Mrs. Madeline Ober
chain, divorced wife of a Chicago at
torney.
Mrs. Oberchain, who is held as a
material witneas, says Kennedy was
slain by two men who lay In wait for
him and who fled from the scene in
an automobile. That statement is part
ly corroborated.
Jealousy Possible MotlT*.
In her story to the police the young
woman said that her love for Kennedy
had led to her husband agreeing to a
divorce so that she might be wed to
the Insurance broker.
The Los Angeles police can assifrn
no motive save possible Jealouies.
The assailants, who fired from the
shrubbery about the entrance of Ken
nedy's home, escaped in an automobile
recognized by the woman, who was
vainly attempting to revive her fallen
fiance. Mrs. Oberchain was not touched
by any of the numerous slugs fired
from a two barrel charge of a shotgun.
Mm. Oberchain told the Sheriff s d*p
SU 'ML SXIJUWWWW
roughly dressed men disappearing in
some bushes.
Deputy Sheriff Cronln took a formal
statement from the woman In which
she said she was 28 years old. the
daughter of Mrs. Emma K. Smart of
Los Angeles. Her former husband, she j
said, was paying her 1*0 a month all
"Our home was really broken up be
cause of my love for Mr. Kennedy/ she
admitted. "Mr. Oberchain was willing
for me to obtalni the divorce if it wou d
make me happy, but said that ne would
willingly take mo bark.
-I would have been married to Mr.
Kennedy long ago. but he could not over
come the objection of his mother, who.
he told me. disliked me. I have known
Mr. Kennedy five years and wm to
-am, him, but for some reason I mar
ried Mr. Oberchain. My relations with
Mr. Kennedy have always been of the
^??Ho came to mr room at the Alexan
dria Hotel the other night. He kept
pleading with me to marry him and to
give him my answer so that hecould
leave California and go East with me.
I finally induced him to leave the room
and he said he would if I would Promise
To meet him when he telephoned. Tl.ls I
did yesterday.
Returned Fr?m Motor Trip.
Mrs. Oberchain said that she had ac
companied Kennedy on a motnl^^'p
a beach resort before noon. They re
turned late at night and went to the
Heverlv Hills Country < lub to dine. Th
club wa- closed. so they went to Ken
nedy s cottflK^' . ?<__
"i stopped at the entrance to look for
a Mucky penny" I had burled there, she
i! rUllop "It was while we were
searching for it that the shot was ftr*d{
Mrs. Lissle Besanty, a
the authorities of Beverly Hills that she
had heard two shots, the screams of
Mrs. Oberchain and the sound of a
speeding automobile. nnrVM. Were
Valuables In Kennedy ? pockets were
not touched by his assailants
..u, notice records show that Kenneoy
was beaten on the street four:^
hy a pair of thugs whom he failed to ,
"^1 n vsst I ga tors said the shot which)
killed Kennedy was fired from ad
tanoe of about thirty ee hody
fullr loaded, was found besla# tne ooay.
Mra Oberchain said this belonged to
Kennedy, She said the latter wa* not
instantly killed, but said "Oood night,
Madeline." to her before expiring.
ILLINOIS MOB DRIVES
NEGROES OUT OF TOWN
Action Follows Killing of War
Veteran at Dixon.
Dtxon, III., Aug. A number of,
negroes were driven out of town last I
night by a band of several hundred men
from Dixon and Polo, former home of
William Coffey, world war veteran, who
was shot to death In a negro resort
Monday night.
Demonstrations w<?rs staged by the
crowd in front of negro tenements here,
and 'ater a hand of men fired a negro
VMOrt mi th4 OOtiMvti of tli*. town
FASTS S3 DA YS TO CURE
AILMENT; WOMAN D'~S
Is Conscious Throughout
Starvation Period.
t'RSANA, III., Vug. 6.?Mrs. J M.
Chase, who had fasted fifty-three days
because of a disease of the stomach
which pre\-ented her from taking food,
died to-day.
She retained consciousness until death
came.
ALL SOCIETY TYPES j
CARVED IN STONE ON
ST. THOMAS'S DOOR
Architect. Says the Chappie
and the Haughty Dowager
Are Cut in Frieze.
FIFTH AVE. CARTOONS
E. Donald Robb Explains
the Dollar Mark Over
Bridal Door.
FOLLOWS OLD CUSTOM
Practice of Ancients to Depict
Life of the Timo in Church
Carvings.
Rpertal Dcupatch to Tjj? Srtw Yoik llniiD.
oston, Aug. 6. "In the frieze over
the main door of St. Thomas's Church
in New York you will discover some
figures which are taken from the exact
life of Fifth avenue as it Is to-day.
here you will find carved the chappie
with the vapid countenance, the
haughty dowager, the affected monocle
wearer a^d the rich, proud matron. !
n the cither hand the opposed types
are there as well?men and women
faces or character, true and bal
anced types of men and women."
It was thus that E. Donald Robh of
the now dissolved Arm of Cram. Good
hue & Ferguson, the architects who de
signed St. Thomas's Church, explained
to-night how it occurs that over the
bride's entrance, as It is caflled, of the
fashiomible New York church there
can be traced in the stone carvings the
figures of a dollar sign and a lover's
knot.
"I drew the design which is over the
brides' entrance." feaid Mr. Robb, "with
the notion of conveying something sym
bolic of marriage and particularly of
? at modern Fifth avenue marriage
haa so often been. The dollar mark
symbol of rlchea. tells the story of the '
loveless marriage, and on the other side
of the door, with the sun full upon It
nearly all day, fs the lovers' knot, the
true symbol of the kind of marriages
which should be made in heaven.
"In the Middle Ages, when illiteracy
I was the rule, the meaning of life was
conveyed to laymen through various
symbols and portraitures in church
architecture To-day thr- tradition Is
AlflglMiAgwh!.'h f9,ioft _tbA
ones, as St. Thomas's
uo?*. ana If we have used old symbols
for virtues and vices in our designs
why should it not be correct to use
modern ones for those who wfish to
pause and reflect?
"There Is aot a line put into St.
Thomas s church Chat does not carry
Its meaning, its lesson, a lemon equal
-to that carried by the symbolic pkrturee
in old age architecture.
"There were twelve virtues and vices
in old age architecture; twenty-four
symbols for the twelve vtrtu?? and the
twelve vices. Everywhere one finds
I them in the most beautiful paintings
I and In sculpture. The virtues and vices
w hlch were pictured opposed were pa -
tlenoe and angw, humility and pride,
chastilty and lust, temperance and lux
ury, oonoord and discord, charity and
avarice, fortitude and cowardice, pru
dence and folly, faith and idola/try. hope
and despair, gentleness and harshness,
perseverance and Inconstancy, and obe
dience and rebellion.
"And thus for ten years have brides
arrived and departed through the door
that is marked with the modern symbol
for marriage without love?and none
but those of the Inner circle know of
the sign on the door."
None of the figures described by Mr.
Robb were discernible in a tour of the
exterior of the church made last night
Just before the sun set upon art study.
Hr. Ernest M. Stlres, rector of the
church. Is out of the city, and as the
church sexton also was absent an In
spection of the Inside of the church was
not possible. The only person about the
building, a night watchman, said that
the church would be locked until morn
ing.
RT. REV. C. E. M'DON NELL
REPORTED TO BE DYING
Bishop of Brooklyn and Long
Island Sinking.
The Rt. Rev. Charles E. McDonnell
Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn and
Ivong Island, was reported la^t night to
be dying at Brentwood. He ha* been 111
since last January, when he wae strick
en while in Florida. Yesterday aftwr
noon, soon after a vlaK by the con
sul tars of the ddooeae. he fell into
ooma.
Dna Waterman and Roes, who have
been in almost constant a/ttendanoe
stnoe the Bishop's ITTnees beoams acute,
were with hdm last nlglht. They *add. It
wsa reported, that he would not live
through twenty-four hours. Prayers will
be said for his recovery- at the ma****
to-lsy 1n ail the Roman Catholic
churdhee In this city.
ALEXANDER G. FISK DIES
IN FLORAL PARK, N. C.
Heart Disease Fatal While
Ex-Banker Is Bathing.
Word was received at Plalnflnld. V. J,
yesterday of the death at Floral Tark.
Hendersonvllle, N. C., of Alexander O
Flsk, a son of the late Harvey Flsk.
founder of the hanking firm of Harvev
Flsk ft Sons. Mr. Flsk died of heart
disease while bathing, It wss reported,
and his body was not found for about
two hours He was fi9 yesrs old.
Mr. Flsk wss a former member of the
banking firm, and In charge of Its Bos
ton office. He retired severs! years ago
and spent his time In travel. He was
married, hut separated from his wife
ror a number of years. His body will
?r..^rou*ht to the oW family home at
vvilhurtha. near Trenton, N. J., for
burial.
r.RKRNnniRR avo tot: whitk. wiiit#
w v*- c<*? '??*<?.
thMuSh westJier Oi, nlght'f trip in
through compartment
ROADS' CLAIM FOR U. S. PAY !
FOR SHIRKERS IS REJECTED
I
Commerce Commission Says Millions Sought Because
of Inefficiency of Labor Cannot Be Saddled on Gov
ernment, as Contract Contained No Such Provision.
Washington, Aug. 6.?Cost of labor
allowance* to railroads for the six
months' guarantee period after Gov
ernment control will Include only In
creased wages and not alleged "In
efficiency of labor" factors under a
decision handed down to-day by the
Inerstate Commerce Commission.
Under the ruling the carriers must
stand any loss incidental to alleged
unwillingness or inability of labor to
perform, during the guarantee period
of private control, as much work as
before the war. The question Involves
the basis of claims by the railroads
against the Government for labor costs
in operation and maintenance.
Claims founded upon alleged inef
fectiveness of labor during the period
amount to "some te?s of millions of
dollars," the decision said.
The controversy centred on the
meaning of the words "cost of labor"
as they were used In the standard con
tracts between the Government and
the railroads at the time the roads
were taken over during the war. The
Director-General of Railroads con
tended that the contract intended to
guarantee the rates of pay per unit
NURSE HAPPY SINCE
SLAYING KINKEAD
4I Don't Care What Happens
to Me,' She Cries as She
Makes Confession."
DOES XOT REGRET DEED
Miss Stone Says Lawyer Took
Her Money and Then Re
fused to Marry Her.
"I don't regret It at all. I'm the
happiest woman In the world. Ellis
Kinkead Is now in the place where the
dawn comes up like thunder."
Thus spoke Miss Olivia M. P. Stone,
graduate nurse, yesterday when in
formed by the police that she had slain
Ellis Guy Kinkead, lawyer and one
'Vpr Corporation Couasol of Cincin
nati, Ohio, when she fired Ave shots
into his body Friday flight In South
Elliott place, near Lafayette avenue,
Brooklyn. After the shooting detec
tives told the tiurae that the lawyer
had been only seriously wounded.
"I don't car? what happens to me."
she added. "I'm a rtitned woman and
can't earn a living. I dro't know how
twelve rational men could convict me
of crime. I want twelve men on the
Jury who have slaters or daughters."
Aside from this Miss Oltvia pleaded |
loss of memory when questioned as to
what happened after she met Mr.
Kinkead In South Elliott place.
"When I saw him crossing the street [
I approached him and said: 'How do j
you do, Mr. Ellis Kinkead. you dirty rat
You're surprised to see me, aren't
you 7* " the nurse told Capt John J. Mc
Closkey of the Brooklyn Detective Bu
reau.
"And then what happened 7" the de
tective asked.
"I don't remember." Miss Stone re
plied.
The same reply was given by the
nurse to all other questions relative to
the actual shooting, of which she claims
to have no knowledge other than that
supplied her by the police.
Swept Hjr an Awfol Chill.
"I don't know." the nurse said. In ex- I
planatlon of her loss of memory. "An
awful chill came over me. I don't know
what I did. T was so excited I felt as
If I could Jump from New York to
Mexico without any difficulty."
Miss Stone was taken from the Gates
avenue police station to Brooklyn Po
lice Headquarters yesterday morning
and was placed in the lineup. She was
nervous, having had virtually no sleep
during the night, and expressed a will
ingness to describe at length her rela
tions with Kinkead. From Police Head
quarters she was taken to the Gates
avenue police court and was arraigned
before Magistrate Short, who held her
without ball on a homicide charge for
a further hearing Tuesday. She then
wss remanded to Raymond street Jail.
An autopsy performed upon the body
of Kinkead by Dr. Charles W. Wuest
Medical Examiner, showed that three of
the bullets flred by the nurse had lodged
In the abdomen. The fourth entered the
left hip and the flfth the left lung Dr.
Km est Vaughn of the District Attorney's
ofl\<-e was present at the autopsy. The
body was later removed to an undertak
ing establishment In Flatbusli avenue to
be prepared for shipment to CovlnRtnn,
Ky. Mm. Marie Louise Gormley Kin
kead. the widow, will accompany the
body.
"From my conversation with this
woman." said Assistant Dls'rlct Attorney
J. R. Hurley yesterday, "I am convinced
Continued on Kiwth Pagr..
I*
for railroad labor, while the carriers
argued that the labor should be com
puted in terms of the accomplishment
of a given result and hence the words
in their meaning included quality a?
well as wages of labor.
"The words 'cost of labor,' " the
commission held, "do not, we think,
open the door to a comparison of the
quality or efficiency of labor. To hold
otherwise would be contrary to the
plain Intent of the proviso, for it is
impossible by resort to the accounts
of the carriers to determine the rela
tive efficiency of labor at various
periods, and the Introduction of this
indefinite and Intangible factor would
have relegated 'the accounting* test to
the very Umbo of controversy and con
flict of opinion which it was designed
to avoid.
"If it had been the intent to include
the factor of quality or effectiveness
or efficiency, whatever it may be
termed, this would have been done in
apt and unmistakable language and
not by the strained construction of a
phrase susceptible of simpler interpre
tation. This view is strongly confirmed
by the history of the negotiations."
REDS WILL RELEASE
AMERICANS AT ONGE
Promise to Have All Prisoners
Across Border of Russia by
Monday at Latest.
' FAMINE GROWS WORSE
j
.300,000 Children in the Volga
District Abandoned by
Parents.
Bu the A floriated Prtas.
London, Aug. 6.?The general public
In Russia apparently has not yet been
Informed that American relief for the
famine involves the release of Ameri
can prisoners by the Bolsheviki, as
Moscow newspapers received in Riga
to-day make no mention of the recent
notes of Herbert Hoover and Secre
tary of State Hughes.
These newspapers, however, report
that the famine conditions are growing
worse, particularly among children,
300,000 of them in the Volga district
having been abandoned to the care of
the state by their parents, according
to the report of M. Lunarcharsky, a
leader In the Soviet relief work.
Soviet offlcrials in the meantime have
taken prompt steps to carry out the
American demands, and all Amnrioan
prisoners In Moscow a?<l Petrograd will I
be sent acros" the Ru.<<stan border by
Monday at the latest, according to a
:n<\ieag* received here to-day by Wal
ter L. Brown, European director of the
American Relief Administration, from
Leo Kameneff. chairman of Che Russian
Kellef Committee. The telagram from M.
K'amemeff, dated Moscow, August 6,
reads:
"All Americans detained at Mos
cow and Petrograd In prisons and
tn? camps will be went over th?
frontier to-monxcv or by August 8
at the latest. The delay is due to j
unavoidable formalities connected !
with the granting of fret; pariton#. |
The omntnal authorities are unaware \
of any Americans being interned ov
in prison in provincial plnca. but I
orders have been given for the re- [
lease of Americans If there 'ire any. i
"M. Lltvlnoff, a member of the !
All-Husslan Commission for Combat
ing Famine, is leaving for illsu. on
August 8 and is due to arrive there
August 10. He Is authorized to dls- !
cuss wi:'h you ajvd to arrange all
details for American relief in Ru.v
ma, and to sUm an agreement- llo
proposes to moot you next Wednen
day at the Russian Legation at
Rigs."
If this arrangement f?r the meeting
should be unsatisfactory to Mr. Brown,
the message suggests that he -please
suggest to M- L4tvinoff some other time
or place." Mr- Brown will leave here for
Riga to-morrow morning.
The Soviet authorities have decided
to send three special delegations abroad
In the Interest of the starving Russians
according to a message from Reval for
warded by the Exchange Telegraph
Agency from Copenhagen. The delega
tion to England, France, Spain and the
United States will be headed by Prof.
Bechtereff, formerly of the University
of Petrograd, the message snys. Adolph
Joffe will head the delegation to Switi
erland, Italy, Cxecho-Slovakla and Po
land, and M. LunarcharsKy. formerly
Minister of Education, will h'jad the
delegation to Sweden, Denmark, Nor
way, Holland and Belgium.
The despatch adds that meanwhile the j
Soviet authorities abroad have been
ordered to suspend propaganda work.
The beginning of the food tax col
lection by the Soviet authorities has re
sulted In the execution of a number of
rich peasant* In the Marlopol district
who had concealed their grain in an
Continued on P*mnA Pngt.
In the Hundreds of Want Ads
in To-day's Classified Section
you will find the ads of many superior men and
women seeking employment. Look the "Situation*
Wanted" ads over carefully.
Many splendid positions are advertised under
"Help Wanted?Male and Female."
iTia ads of the Employment Agencies often sug
gest exceptional employment opportunities.
THE NEW YORK HERALD
MUSICIANS WALK OUT
AS WAGE CUT BEGINS
IN BROADWAY HOUSES
Orchestras of Five of Big
gest Motion Picture Thea
tres Go on Strike.
MORE FOLLOW MONDAY
Men in 100 Vaudeville
Places Will Begin the
Week in Idleness.
2,000 MORE AFFECTED
Managers Say That Plenty Are
Available at Salaries 20 P. C.
Below Present Scale.
The strike culled by the Musical
Mutual Protective Union in resisting
the proposed 20 per ccnt. cut in wages
went into effcct last night at the end
of the performances in the five biggest
motion picture theatres on Broadway.
I Orchestras in more than one hundred
! vaudeville houses probably will play
to-day, aa the vaudeville week ends on
! Sunday, but they will not appear for
rehearsals to-morrow morning.
Rehearsals at the Rialto, Rivoli.
Strand, Criterion and Capitol theatres
were hampered yesterday morning be
cause most of the musicians failed to
appear. The effects of the strike on
the motion picture houses, however,
will not be known until this afternoon.
Hugo Riesenfeld, manager of the
! Rialto, Rivoli and Criterion theatres,
will make no attempt to combat the
strike to-day, but will URe reproducing
pianos. He said he had wanted to
make the experiment for a long time
and that the strike would give him the
opportunity.
The Keith, I.,ocw. Proctor, Mobs and
; Fox enterprises in this city also are af
| fected by the strike. Manager* of the
j vaudeville interests declared that they
i would have little difficulty In filling the
j places of the men who strike.
Plenty to Fill Tbelr Places.
The manager of one of the largest
i vaudeville houses in the city, who re
quested that his name not be used, said :
"1 have here on my desk the names
' of nearly 150 competent musicians, most
of them union men, who are ready to
> step in at a moment's notice and tak-!
the places of the mesi who go out 't
j the members of the Musical Mutual Pro
tectlve Union want to be led out by
I their radical leaders the effect on us
j will be barely perceptible. We will go
: right ahead and have orchestra music
! as usual."
Many animated groups of musicians
gathered back stage at nearly every
I theatre yesterday and argued the ad
I visabillty of taking the cut in wages.
There has been a three cornered fight
on among the musicians themselves.
First there vu the conflict between the
local union and the American Federa
tion of Musicians, which resulted a
short time afto in the expulsion of the
local union. Kfforts of the union to get
back in the federation have been unsuc
cessful. Then there also has been the
conflict between the radical and cen
servatlve elements of the Musical
Mutual Protective Union Itself. Angeio
Matero. head of the union. Is termed x
"radical" by the managers.
Between 1,500 and 2.000 musicians be
long to the local union. Managers of
the motion picture and vaudeville houses
pointed out last night that they were
able to bring union musicians from other
cities because the Musical Mutual Pro
tective Union, since Its expulsion, has
no official standing. Heads of the vari
ous enterprises are unanimous in de
claring that the almost unprecedented
depression in business has made the
wage cut absolutely necessary.
\anrrto 1'nfon I* I sited.
Henry V Donnelly, secretary of the
Musicians Mutual Protective I'nlon.
cave out s statement last nteht charg
ing the employers with breaking the
agreement governing working conditions
and ,,
"The lockout order of the managers,
he said "finds the union united aa never
before and determined to fight until the
managers give up their unreasonable
and impossible demands "
Musi-Mans In 1914 were paid 130 a
week, while orchestra leader were paid
from $40 to a week By 1?10 the
wages had Increased to from $40 to |5
for the musicians and $R0 and $.0 for
the leaders. Last year wages In the
motion Picture houses were Increased
to from ?5? to $70 a week for the
musicians, while leaders got from l?0
to $150 Musicians In the vaudeville
houses get from $40 to $5? a week.
The situation will come up 'or dis
cussion this week at the meeting of the
Theatrical Managers Association.
1,000 managers of theatres all orer th?
country will attend Bome of tha mu
siclsns said yesterday that they felt
confident a g. neral settlement would be
reached at this meeting.
ENTIRE OHIO ORCHARD
OF ISO TREES STOLEN
Loot, However, Consists of
New Plants Just Set Out.
Hawu.ton, Ohio. Aug. *?The man
who stole * bass drum and got away
with It was gone one better here to
dav. Hamilton police are looking for a
thief who stole a fruit orchard, 150
trees. . _ ....
They were new tree*, however, just
set out a day or so ago. The farmer
who had an orchard yesterday and
didn't have one to-day live* in Morgan
township and refuses to let his name
be uaed.
, ot.T'X CONDITION tmCHAWOED.
fip'rinl Drnvntrh to Tm Vo?r Hbsai n.
Provip*nct.. R. I., Aug. 1 -The condi
tion of Col. Samuel Pomeroy Colt, mill
ionaire head "f the United States Rubber
Company, who was atricken with a
shock at hi* Bristol home yesterday, wm
practically unchanged to-night, accord
ing to the attending phyalctana
HOTEL
tKunnt. Dtndm T to 12.30. AflV*
Gee Whiz! Rockefellers
Are No Vanderbills
H?? carefully the children of
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., are
kept in ignorance of the fact
that they are prospective heirs
to the greatest fortune in the
world is illustrated by a story
Mr. Rockefeller told on the Bar
Harbor Express yesterday on his
way to this city.
Sir. Rockefeller has an estate
at Seal Harbor, Me., where John
D. Rockefeller 3d, his eldest son,
has been amusing himself with
a very old and very dilapidated
rowboat, at which a neighbor's
boy, a Seal Harbor native, turned
up his nose.
"Why don't you have a motor
boat?" asked the native lad.
"Gee whiz! Who do you think
we are?Vanderbilts?" asked the
grandson of the world's richest
man
V
U. S. Suggestion for Date of
Meeting in Washington
Is Unopposed.
VIEWED AS EPOCH MAKING
British Ambassador and Mi
kado's Foreign Minister
Discuss Plans.
Hy the Artnnriated Press.
Tokio. Aupr. 6.?Jupun has agreed to
I November 11 as the date for the be
ginning of the armament limitation
conference In Washington, as sug
gested by the United States, according
to this morning's newspapers.
Foreign Minister Uchida, the news
papers state, told the Cabinet he had
informed Edward Dell, the American
Charge d'Affalres. that Japan had no
objection to the date chosen.
A report printed in the Ifochi Shim
bun that Japan had received a com
munication from the United States
suggesting the abandonment of Japan's
claim to a special position in China Is
declared to be untrue, but the news
papers insist that such a proposal haa
been made informally to Baron Kljuwo
Shidohara, the Japanese Ambaasa/ior
at Washington. They say also that
Marquis7 Curaon, the British Foreign
Secretary, ha* been spoken to on the
subject In connection with the disCus
aion of the agenda on the Washington
conference.
K?r T2wjrlea WIWf
sndor, had a twnff-t-enoe yvwtardsy with
Mr. Uchida over the preliminary nego
tiations for the conference.
The disarmament question was touched
upon incidentally to-day by Marquis
Okuma, formerly Premier, in an address
to the Education Society. If Japan, he
said, could save 200,000,000 yen (about
$100,000,000) annually by armament re
duction It should all bo spent in educa
tion.
While the Powers are discussing the
programme for the proposed conference
at Washington the trend of public opin
ion here continues in the direction of
regarding the conference as an epoch
making effort to reduce unremiinerativs
expenditures and reach a practical un
derstanding on the needs and wishes of
the nations of the world. This is evident
despite <th? re1terat*xi fears of some pub
licists that Japan will have the place of
"a chopping hoard" at Washington.
Constructive suggestions are being
made, while the Idea is beginning to take i
hold that reduction of border armaments !
would permit Jai>an to Improve ootnmer
, Hal development In Asia, particularly In
: China, by diverting to industry the
wealth spent on warship*.
Some of the members of the Kensei-!
Kal, or Opposition party, favor a move- <
merrt for Jupanese-Chlneso cooperation
for the Introduction at the conference
of the question of racial equality. They
also urge the Inclusion of Holland, on |
account of the vital Interests of that
nation In the Far East, and the ex
clusion of Italy because of the absence'
of such interests.
Some of the latest comment In the
newspapers Indicates how certain Jap
anese circles arc convinced that the \
conference should be seized as an op
portunlty for the consideration of mat- |
| ters vitally affecting the empire. After
recommending the destruction of the !
'naval and military equipments of the
northern Pacific Inlands of Ponln. L,iuklu !
and the Pescadores, and Hawaii, <luam
and the Philippines, the Osaka Mainirhi
I Rhimlhm urges Insistence upon equal
opportunity throughout the world, the
establishment of the principle of eco- ;
nomic freedom by equitable dlstribu-!
tion of raw materials, free migration '
of the racea, with the guaranty of free-'
dom of labor and protection, the sov- |
erelgnty of China and. Anally, the estab
lishment of a peace policy toward
Russia.
UNITY, NOT A MAJORITY,
SOUGHT ON ARMS LIMIT
No Cause for Worry on Vote
by British DominionB.
Rprrinl Pupntrh tn Thk Na* Vosk Hwott.o.
N>? York lli-nild niimn . )
nmhlniton, O. C., An*. A. (
State IVparfment ofTV-lala tO-dty rould
shed no light on tha reason why fh*
British Oovrrnment mot tha erroneoue
Impresalon that the United States wantM
<t preliminary parley on Far Eastern
i question* In advancs of the arm* mn
'erenca rx<-?pt to su**est that It might
j have arlurn from the rtprwwil ?rt|!lne- |
! noda of thla country to talk orer In
'ormally In advance all mattera r> latin*
: t? the coming conference.
Tt was made plain thl* afternoon that
Canada and the other British Domln
lona need not he disturbed In any wav
about the "voting powri r" of any of th?- !
natlona represented th?- coming con
ference. The Intention Is not to a<lopt
any plan for limitation of armaments or
any decision as to Far Eastern or Pant
ile quest!ona by majority votaa. The
purpose of tha gathering Is to try to
reach a unanimous agreement and not
merely to debate the ttrust snd remtd
by vote a division of sentiment.
GIBBS SEES ENTENTE
AT AN END BETWEf
FRANCE AND BRIM
Painful Fact No Longer
Be Camouflaged, Asse
English Observer in Re.
viewing: Situation.
GROW FURTHER A PA
Paris Militarists Endan
Future World Peace b\
Crush Germany Polic,
in Upper Silesia.
COMMON SENSE AT ST
Supreme Tost of Charit;
Ending Russia's Famine
More Effective Than W
on Bolsheviki.
By PHILIP GIKI1H.
Sptcuil Cable to Ths New Yobk He
Copvrtohi. 19t1, 6y The New York V
London, Aug. 6.?One painful
to which I have alluded several
in my recent articles canno
longer camouflaged, as the Fj
would say, under insincere pht
and must be faced fairly and squi
because it is of vital important
European settlement and will b
skeleton at the feast of Pres
Harding's conference of world
ers at Washington. There
longer an Entente cordiale be
France and Great Britain.
I confess that 1 have tried to
this conviction and to cling t
liope that temporary friction
be followed by a renewal of f n
ship based on a common polic
immortal memories combined
sacrifice, but I now see that o<
tional views In world politics
direct opposition and must fo
further apart, unless the Frenc!
ernment and the French peorf
shocked by the pressure of o
throughout the civilized worl
among the minorities of thei
nation into the surrender of
present official philosophy.
I am not alone among English
Ic baiat ^orn between conflict' '
Amotions in regard to France. I
lleve I represent the. average opii io
of Great Britain when I say th
think we ought to sacrifice many
terial Interests In order to main
a friendship with that nation w
has suffered most, lost most and
marvelously heroic in the great
when we fought together.
Cannot SocHllee Some Thins
But there are certain thing*
should not sacrifice even for Fr
end those are common sense anr
peace of the world. It is prec
on those points that we are div
hopelessly in spite of the patchin
of cracks with the sticking ph
of a temporary compromise.
French accuse us of lack of h
and common sense and of enda:
ing European peace and their
Their attacks in the press are
rected against Premier Lloyd Ge
and they pretend his personality fl
policy are the cause of all this trc
and do not represent British opit i
It is perfectly true that in 1
affairs and In much of his for
policy Lloyd George has man.,
emies at home, but as regards Fr
the majority of the British p
think as he does and support hi
his political duel with Briand.
men being more friendly to each
than they appear, but having to
to the gallery of public sentimei
Now the French official polfcj
been revealed clearly over I
Silesia, and privately I knov.
correspondence ami conversaHo
unmistakable way<. Their pol
philosophy, mainly directed by :
oign Office officials and mils
cliques. Is clear cut and rea
They don't believe at all in a ch?
of heart in Germany and are cert
that if she becomes strong again
h* soon as she becomes strong
will seek revenge by another
Their whole policy therefore Is t
vent her from regaining her str>
But they are under no Illusions
Iter present potentialities
Mnot Krep German}- Dow
They know German? s popul
is increasing while their own
creasing. They know German i>
try and organisation are bour<
create a strong Germany, whetN r
not she pays indemnities, and 8tr< ge
if she pays than If she does not !!? <
They reckon, also, and I believe tHet
reckonings are true that witl >.
present resources In industry, Ku
many could re< 01 titute her wi
rhlne within two years if givr
interference from outside Power
Looking at these facta as a
tiflr problem, the French Fo *
Office says: "The solution is ob u <
Germanv must be broke.n up.
must be cut off from her reao c
Her Industry and organization an*;
be crippeld. France must strengthen
Poland and drive a wedge between
Germany and Russia, who would
otherwise unite for military aggres

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