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Lewis Tells Him All Work
Will Stop Automati
cally, April 1.
Miners' Leader Charges
Plot to Send Fuel Prices
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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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? ?*??
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.
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
" "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
"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.
Western Electric Post No. 497 of th?
| American Legion will hold a smoker to.
i night at the Telephone Club, 353 West
| Seventeenth street.
Hix Women and Six Men Silent
on 21 Hour All Night
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.
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.
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Actual size
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Box of 25?83.50
Epicures?2 for 25c
Pcrfectos?2 for 25c
CTHE coffee hour?the hour that
-* belongs to the connoisseur ?
the hour when men talk know
ingly about the little and big
things that make the strongest
appeals to their innermost selves
? the hour when the connoisseur
smoker of Robt. Burns is apt to
flick the ashes from his cigar and
1 "A good cigar, like good coffee,
is the physical blessing on the
feast. It is the thing that lets di
gestion do its work better because
it goes unheeded ? the thing that
stimulates our imaginations, loos
ens our tongues, gives us greater
"But it must indeed be a good
cigar to have such pleasing quali
ties?a cigar whose filler has been
kissed by Cuban sunshine, whose
leaf has been cured, blended,
MELLOWED to the point where
we get only the wonderful flavor
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Robt. Burns."
Have you tried one lately?
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HI 1. A % S (,OI\G TO SK %<? ITK.
Mayor Hylan and hU family an- plan
ning to take a cottage at Sea Gate (or
th? summer. Real entat? men at this
shore resort are excited over two visits.
they have marie to look over available\
properties. Alfred K. Smith has been a
aummit resilient of Sea Gate for twu
j**ars and Is planning to return.
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