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Will Stop Automati cally, April 1. XO HOrE FOR PARLEY Miners' Leader Charges Plot to Send Fuel Prices Soaring. WILL NOT ASK U. S. AID T'nion Workers Still Willing to Meet Operators, Secretary of Labor Is Informed. Washington, March 14.?Secretary ?f Jjabor Davis and John L. Lewis, president of the United Mine Workers, exchanged views to-day on the threat ening situation In the bituminous coal industry, and both were said after their conference to be of the opinion that a national strike in the union fields was inevitable. Mr. Lewis assured Mr. I>avls again of the willingness of the miners' union to open negotiations for a new national wage contract, a proposition which mine operators are refusing to enter tain. l^ater Mr. Lewis declared the cessa tion of work in the union mines after April 1 was "coming about automatic ally," and asserted that "a bold com mercial policy of the operators, for which the public must pay," was in p?rt responsible. "If there is no conference between the miners' union and the operators,he added, rcferrlnK to tho bituminous situ ation. "there can be no wage contract drawn up. If there is no wage contract, there won't be any coal dug after April 1 in union mines." Mr. Lewis accused mine operators' as sociations which have sought local con ferences with the union, looking to the construction of district contracts, of "playing for position," and "shooting propaganda." Operators in certain dis tricts. he insisted, "would like to get an exclusive right to the coal market after April 1, when all other mines are shut up," but could not make wage contracts until the basis for a national scale had been laid by a wage contract In the central competitive field, "which will determine the wages and costs their competitors have to meet, and fix the relationships in the coal market." Meanwhile, he declared, ''coal compa nion can make a lot of money," by re fusing to enter conferences, "getting out strike scares and frightening consumers Into paying high prices for coal." Ho Insisted that district organizations of itinera, except in Illinois, were sup porting their national officials in de manding the national settlement. Mr. Lewis came here to-day from Illinois and after his conference with Secretary Davis left with several repre sentatives of the national union for New York, where tho general scale com mittees of the union and the anthracite operators are in session to consider terms of a new wage contract. Mr. Lewis said he would "make no requests of any kind of the Government." MINERS' STRIKE WILL INVOLVE 450,000 MEN Hard and Soft Coal Wage Contracts End March 31. iKDXANAPOLiSg March 14.?Extent of the coal strlkew aet to begin In a fort night and involving at least 450,000 miners, now hinges on a settlement in the anthracite field and on decisions that may be made by the policy com mittee of the United Mine Workers of America affecting the bituminous coal Industry. For the first time, wage con - tracts for both fields expire on March 31, Indicating the possibility of a complete cassation of work at all union operated mines. Kor the soft coal Industry no hope is entertained by Government officials or those of the union of getting a confer ence to negotiate a contract for the cen tra I competitive field, comprising wes ii rn Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, which the union hnn declared must be the basis of contracts for other bituminous field* as in the past. Any <hango In thla policy rests with the union's policy committee, which la ex i.fcted to be called Into session before April 1. COAL STRIKE HINGES ON CONFERENCE HERE Still Possible to Avert It, Says John L. Lewis. There is still a possibility that the ooal strike may be averted, according to John I* Lewis, president of the United Mlno Workers, who arrived from Washington last night for a conference to-day wleh the anthracite operators. Mr. T/ewis was not hopeful, however. The scale committee of the three an thracite district* consisting of forty members, headed by Mr. I>>.wie. will meet the operators' committee at the Hotel Pennsylvania at 2 o'clock, and pr?w*nt nineteen demands and three "statements of policy." The operator* will reply Friday. Mr. Lewis said no violence Is expected if there Is a strike. There Is a "rag and bobts.il of strike breakers" gather ing In both the Anthracite and bitumin ous fields, he mid, but that wm to be expected, lie said the price of coal was already too high and the operators would profit $20,000,000 on March pro duction alone by maintaining the strike scare. DROP IN PRICE OF SHOES. Itednrtlnn Follows lO Per Cent.' Waitr Pnt In llmcktnn. Brockton, Mass.. March 14.?A re- j dticllon in the price of shoes was an- ' nounced to-day by the manufacturers of this city and the Old Colony district gen erally, comprising one of the largest men's shoe making centers In the coun try. Although authoritative announce ment of the amount of the cut Is lack ing. It is understood to be between 35 ? nd 50 cent* a pair, wholesale price. The price reduction follow* Imme diately the awsrd last night of a wage cut of 10 per cent. INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS TO BE WITHIN $1,600,000,000 Treasury Officials Believe Almost Five Million Payers Will Be on Rolls or Nearly as Many as in 1921. Special Dispatch to Tui N*w Tom Hmui New York HmM Bureau, 1 Waihlnfton, D. C., March 14. J Income tax collections of 1922 will total not more than $1,600,000,000, Treas ury officials estimated to-day. Receipts ranged up to $4,000,000,000 dur ing the boom period following the ar mistice. The yield from the first instalment of current income taxes which, under the law. must be paid bofore to-morrow midnight, is expected to be approxi mately $400,000,000. Last year the March 16 collections ran above $500,000,000. The big drop in collections this year will be the result of economic depres sion. officials say. Higher exemptions of the 1922 revenue law also will reduce the total. Whether the total number of Federal taxpayers will show a decrease this year is a matter of speculation. More than five million persons were on the Oovernment's rolls in 1921. Higher ex emptions this year will relieve some parsons of pacing a tax. but the In ternal Revenue Bureau is continually seeking out those who evaded payment of taxes. In addition the Income and earnings of many persons Increased during 1921 despite poor business con ditions. These factors are expected to neutralize each other. The conclusion Is that nearly five million persons will pay taxes this year, or practically the same number as in 1921. Under directions from Washington all district offices are to remain open until to-morrow to receive tax duplicates. To assist taxpayers in an understanding of the new revenue law special agents are at work in every district. Persons who are uncertain as to what exemptions to claim and as to correct method of filing returns are asked to seek advice from the district agents. No taxpayer need retain legal services to assist In making out his return. Fed eral officials emphasized here to-day. In fact, the Internal Revenue Bureau isn't sure it likes to have so-called tax experts help taxpayers make out their returns. In a large number of cases this leads to controveries with the bu reau. SHERIFF PUTS BAN ON MASS PICKETING Textile Strikers Meet Force of Armed Deputies. Providence, March 14.?A ban on mass picketing In Providence county, which includes In its area half the mills affected by the Rhode Island Textile strike, was announced to-day by Sheriff Jonathan Andrews of this county. The cities of Providence. Pawtucket and Woon?ocket are in the territory covered by the order. Last week representatives of the tex tile manufacturers asked Gov. San Souci for protection against "illegal mass picketing." "I want to make It plain that I am not stopping picketing," Sheriff Andrews declared in announcing his policy. "I am simply stopping mass picketing. If the strikers- want to send twenty-flve men or so to do picket duty I will be glad to have them come. I will not. however, allow 100 or 200." County Deputy Sheriffs, some of them armed with repeating rifles, enforced the edict this morning when a crowd of strike sympathisers from Pawtucket sought to reach the Glcnlyon print works of the Sayles finishing plants at Kast Providence. Annduncement by Gov. San Soucl thai conditions In the Pawtucket Valley now were such as to allow early withdrawal of at leaj*t part of the troops stationed there was another development In the situation. About 280 National Guards men have been on duty In the valley since the February 20 riots at Natlck and Pontlac. Troops still will be main tained on strike duty in the Blackstone Valley, Mayor Robert A. Kenyon of Pawtucket advising the Governor to-day that the situation there required their continued presence. 2 WOMEN ON A3LBUCKLE JURY. San Francisco, March 14.-?Six Jurors had been accepted tentatively at the close of to-day's session of the third manslaughter trial of Roscoe C. (Fatty) Arbuckle. Two were women. The prosecution attempted to ask one of the women members of the venire what she would do If it were shown that Arbuckle had told three different versions of events at a party in his hotel apartment here September 5, 1921, which were followed four days later by the death of Virginia Rappe. The de fense's objections to the Questions were sustained. INCOME TAX RECEIPTS HERE TOTAL 919,758,698 Collector Bowers Expects 20 P. C. Drop From Last Year. Frank Bowers, Collector of Internal Revenue tor the Second District of New York, announced at the Custom House last nigtit that the income tax receipts for the day amounted $8,432,977, bring ing1 the total to $15,768,698. Mr. Bowers expects the total to reach $65,000,000. An accurate comparison of this year's taxes with last will be possible to-night, Mr. Bowers said, but Indications now are that the total will be about 20 pef cent less than last year. Figures so far indicate that the number of returns probably will be nearly as great as last year, but the taxes will be less. In 1921 800.000 returns were filed In this district for a total of $426,872,000, or an average tax of $533 ; In 1920 585,000 re turns were filed for a total of $644,940, 000, or an average tax of $1,162. INCOME TAX FRAUD CHARGED. Flint Arrest Under State Lair Made In Rochenter. Special Dispatch to Tnn Nmv Tots Hibaui - New York Herald Bureau, ) Albany, Marcn 14. J The first arrest in the history of th? State income tax law for filing alleged false returns was made to-day, accord ing to announcement by the State Tax Commission. Hyman Feldman, cloth ing manufacturer of Rochester, was ar rested In that city charged in two in dictments with filing false and fraudu lent State Income tax returns for 1919 and 1920. He was released In $1,000 ball. The Indictment of Feldman, It 19 said, marks the beginning of a determined effort on the part of the Tax Commis sion to demonstrate that there are teeth in the State income tax law. BRYAN HOME FOB HOSPITAL. Lincoln, Neb.. March 14.?Announce ment that Falrvlew, the home estate of William J. Bryan, southeast of Lincoln, had been offered to the Methodist Epis copal Hospital Association was made to day by Charles W. Bryan, a brother. The buildings and ten acres of ground are to be transferred, with nrt condition attached other than that the property shall be used and maintained for the hospital purposes by the association re ceiving It The property is valued at $100,000. MacMonnies, Defending His 'Civic Virtue,' Defines the Allegory of Sex. Toor, neglected Nathan Hale, who died regretting that he had only one life to give for hLa country, and whose own good name might to-day pe *^lc*iT,a cloud if it had not been for the nis torlcal research of David HhrahfleJA looked from his pedestal in City ?au Park yesterday toward the founteln where, in a few more days the four grimacing dolphins will be jolned by^a. marble group called "Civic ^rt that much disputed work of art wtiicn shows a Babe Ruth like mdtvldual of magnificent physique but Questionable chivalry trampling two lovely sirens un derfoot and rising with a ^rt of de fiant triumph above their damning ai lurements. _D*. Tpnth In his dim studio In West Tenin street, Frederick MacMonnies, ?^ptor whose art Is responsible. for both> the Uatue of Nathan Hale and that of Civic Virtue," stopped sculping 1 8 defend to elt down and explain and defena ivatlently the symbolism of this boo , roughneck, who represents \lrtu?- , In the first place. Mr. MacMonnles said he doubted whether MaJ?fh"gV^! as reported, really had found _tho y bolism distasteful lo. ''iu. Sdiefl The ^ulptortltim?m^X mcreQver. th^ he Xn and and ^ong^ ^ "My sense of hi?mor, saia . .. Monnles. weighing each I "would prevent me ft?m r^ng a group I svsi tax ssarsj That would bo ridiculous. ^Tn fact. I consider the work compli ? them. It I. But It la purely an allegory. Th 55? "JcW fon? acquainted with the st0^d?th tempting Eve. It was Eve who did the tempuns and it was Adam who su?umbecL ^ ^ ".We are getting ahead. Adam, say, succumbed, butinthisgrouprnan of last docs noi fall. ?es, w? ?*?? Isssa that Virtue must be militant, ? ' rise above temptation, ?r else virtue Woman, allegorloally. ? accepted form of temptation, so what ^liy^ln^enty-flve years we can ,how 2 woman representing Virtue and spuming the tempting males, but n n?^atem^t of Hi. Ma^ Hay. chairman of the New York City iWue of Women Voters, that a man hand in hand mounting >"-r"r ^^5E,vbK?: i would be a good Idea for Civic was called to the attention of Mr. Mac Monnles. Mendelssohn's Wedding March, but not for Civic Virtu*." re unnnded Mr MacMonnies shortly. Tlie samj goe.i for the opinion of Mrs .lames L**-s LAidlaw, who agreed with Mis<< Hay, and said that Mr. MacMon S?. ."!?? **? ?>? rately the spirit of the times. It ap pears to be the opinion of the forwara looking women of this city tha . nplte the unquestioned beauty of stout), it Is hardly modem. Many suggestions for ^ ^"p whlch should truly represent Civic Virtue have been received by the Munlcli?J Art Commission. Mr. MacMonnies and the newspapers. Of cou"? ,t?u tew them will be considered, for It Is too late, and the statue of Roughneck Sam pling Sirens will come down from the barn of the Plcclrllli brothers, marble chlselers of The Bronx, to take its place In history along with Nathan Hale. WOODS HURLS FILTH SLUR BACK AT BRADY Former Names 'The Turtle', and 'Babv Mine' as Forerun- j ners of the ?Demi-Virgin.' Stirred by William A. Brady's refer ence^ to him ir. his speech at the Com modore Hotel on Sunday night, A. H. Woods replied to his fellow manager in definite terms yesterday. Mr. Woods, producer of "The Demi-Virgin," which has won in two court proceedings to ! suppress it, at first declined to make any comment on the Brady speech, but he had been roused by Mr. Brady's state ment that "any producer of filthy plays, whether It be A1 Woods or another, should go to prison." and changed his mind as to staying silent. Mr. Woods's statement follows : "Soma years ago a certain newspaper critic began a review of a. play called 'The Turtle' by saying he wouldn't take I.little Egypt to see 'The Turtle.' That's how bad he thought it was. The pro ducer of "The Turtle,' which is still re membered for its immorality, was Mr. William A. Bnady. "One of the first, If not the first, so called 'bedroom' farce produced in Broadway was called 'Biiby Mine.' The producer of 'Baby Mine,' still remem bered for its suggestivenees, was Will iam A. Brady. "For purposes of identification I wish to add that this is the same Mr. William A. Brady, who in a speech at the Com modore Hotel the other evening. Is re ported as having made the following statement: " "I raise my voice in protest against what A1 Woods represents. He has no right to ride the theater In New York State Into damnation. Any man who deliberately produces a play of the vile, dirty, filthy kind should go to prison, whether It be A1 Woods or any other producer." "In order to give you an even more accurate portrait of Mr. Brady I beg to Introduce him as the gentleman who recently offered $300,000 for a prize fight between Jack Dempsey and the negro fighter. Harry Wills?a spectacle that promises to be so elevating that it is almost certain that not a State in the Union will permit it to take place. The consequences of the Jeffries-Johnson fight are still vividly remembered by everybody except perhaps Mr. Brady. This Mr. Brady is. I assure you, the same Mr. Brady who raises his exqui site voice In protest against A1 Woods. "Having thus identified Mr. Brady, as it were, I have no more to add except the hope, expressed In friendship, that | Mr. Brady's speeches will not call undue attention to his distinguished produc tions, and that should he do another play like 'The Turtle,' he will not find life in prison as monotonous as it is said to be." No comment upon the statement could be obtained from Mr. Brady, who was out of touch with his office all day. The comment in the Brady speech at the Commodore, which had stirred Mr. Woods to his rejoinder was part of a combined fling at both Mr. Woods and Mayor Hylan, Mr. Brady having pre faced his remark about sending man agera to prison with the statement that "the Immorality of the stuge was due to rotten politics on the part of Mayor Hylan's administration." The Mayor has signified his willing ness to receive Mr. Brady at the City Hall at any time, but Mr. Brady has as yet made no response. It was said at the Brady offices yesterday that the manager had not specified when he would call on the Mayor. _ LEGION POST MEETS TO-.YIGHT. Western Electric Post No. 497 of th? | American Legion will hold a smoker to. i night at the Telephone Club, 353 West | Seventeenth street. MIXED JERSEY JURY DEADLOCKED A DAY Hix Women and Six Men Silent on 21 Hour All Night Disagreement. Uprrial Dispatch to Tint New Yo*k HmULD. Trbntojt, March 14.?Another mixed jury, composed of six men and six women, spent all night In the Mercer County Court room and returned Just before noon to-day without having rcaehed an agreement. TlireJ^w-omen-had served last week on a similar jury, which had an almost identical experience, the principal dif ference being that then the jury began deliberations late in the afternoon and returned after being out nineteen hours, while this jury spent nearly twenty-four hours In considering the case. Determined to prevent a repetition of the stories of card playing, sleeping and other incidents which leaked from the jury of lain week, the jurors In the second all night case entered into a solemn agreement not to discuss what transpired in the jury room. All attempts made to intervi<>w the jurors to-day mot with rebuffs, the only information obtained, and that indi rectly, being that none of the Jurors went to sleep during the night. The case waa a civil action in which Mr. and Mrs. John Shipski and Anton Smith, all of Robblnsville, sued the Public Ser vice Railway Company for an aggre gate of $35,000 damages for Injuries received in an automobile accident. Mrs. Addle B. Emmons was foreman of the Jury. CANADIAN TRADE IMPROVES. Ottawa, Ont., March 14.?Canadian trade is again on the up grade. Recent Improvements in exchango and in the volume of employment are reflected in Increased trade for February as com pared with the previous month. Official statistics show the total trade for Feb ruary as $10i,298,728, compared with $98,573,937 In January. Robt. 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