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AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL THIRTIETH YEAR 12 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1919 12 PAGES VOL. XXX., NO. 106 GUESS TO START PROBE OF FOODSTUFF PRICES TODAY Leaders Plan Immediate Consideration of Legisla tive Recommendations Made by Wilson Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. Congress tomorrow begins actual consideration of high cost of living problems. Plans have been made by leaders for imme diate consideration of the legislative recommendations made by President Wilson in his address and the cost of living questions promises this week to overshadow even the peace treaty and many other Important affairs at the capitol. " ' Work for several days will be in the hands of committees. The house agri cultural committee will take up a bill for government regulation of cold stor age facilities. Chairman Cummins of the senate Interstate commerce com mittee is expected to announce a spec ial sub-committee to consider the president's proposals for regulation of foodstuffs entering interstate com merce, including .federal licensing of interstate corporations. Tuesday the senate agricultural committee meets to consider the wheat prices, extension of food control law and similar questions. Chairman Gronna and national grange leaders ?!an a statement early t'.iis week gtvirg the farmers' side of prob lems now under discussion. All sen ators from agricultural states have been invited to the ireeting Tuesday. Hear Labor . en Again With jurisdiction Over the railroad brotherhoods' demands for increased wages to meet living costs, shifted from congress to the president and director general of railroads, the house interstate commerce committee tomor row win resume hearings on organized labor's railroad bill. Glenn E. Plumb, author of :be measure, is expected to conclude his statement tomorrow and will be followed by A. B. Garretson, chief of the conductors' brotherhood. Other advocates of the Plumb plan ami opponents will be heard later. Spirited debate on the high cost of living questions is expected in the sen ate tomorrow. Senator Reed, Mis souri, and McKellar, Tennessee, demo crats, have announced addresses on the subject and others are in preparation. The peace treaty and league of na tions are not to go into total eclipse in the senate.' " ' Lodge to Analyze Treaty Republican Leader lodge Thursday will Oliver an extensive analysis of international problems and other speeches are to follow. Secretary Lansing tomorrow will resume his tes timony on the peace negotiations anil related subjects before the foreign re lations committee. He probably will rrad a prepared statement on his nego uation of the Lansing-IfihU agreement which fined Japan's special interest is China and reaffirmed the "open rtor" policy. The commitee also is evpeted to receive a communication from President Wilson in response to rrnur&is for data and documents on ih negotiations in Paris. Republican lexers snid today the rnrt of the committees teliberations on the treaty was not in sight, despite demand, for eu-ly ratification ss a means of insurir. peace and aiding in the solution of living cost problems. Some republicans are insisting that no anion Ho taken on the treaty until i"olonl House can appear before the ' vmmiUoe. TO SUPPORT ACTORS Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Aug. 10. In an effort to obtain support of stage hands and musicians in the strike of the Actors' Kquity association, wnich has closed 10 New York theaters the actors will i-onfer tomorrow norning with of ficials of the other tvo unions. In what is said was an effort to make clear the causes which led to the strike the Producing Managers' Pro tective association tonight issued a lengthy statement reviewing all nego tiations that led up to the strike. The atement announced the theaters would be reopened. The fundamental cause of the disa greement, said the statement, was the eight peprformance clause. This the managers said, was a demand they could not comply with. Tne Forty-fourth street theater to night was added to the list of play houses closed by the strike. Actors tonight greeted with cheers an address by John Drew, who an nounced his nephews, Lionel and Jack Karrymore, had requested him to notify the strikers that they were "with the Actors' Equity association." He also read a letter from Ethel Barrymore in which she allied herself with the or , ganization. Officials of the Actors' union said they had received word from Al Jolson, from Atlantic City today that he was willing to aid the strikers in any way he could. RED CROSS FIXES CAMPAIGN DATES Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. The fall campaign of the American Red Cross to enroll members for 1920 and to raise 115,000,000 to enable the organi sation to complete its war obligations at home and abroad will open Novem ber 3 and close armistice day, No vember 11, it was announced today by Dr. Livingston Farrand, chairman of the Red Cross executive committee. NOTED PAINTER IS DEAD NEW YORK, Aug. 10. Ralph A. Ulakelock, whose power as a painter was recognized only after he had been committed to the Middletown asylum for the insane, died yesterday at a jCamp in the Adirondacks, according to word raceived heretoday. Angeleans Trod Decks Of Giant . Fighters J0f Sea LOS ANGELES HARBOR, Aua--10. Residents of Los Angeles and other nearby towns and cities to day trod decks of an American dreadnaught for the first time when they visited this port and went abroad the vessels of Admiral Hugh Rodman's Pacific fleet. , Inaide the harbor the visitors saw the slim, sleek destroyers, the lesser battleships and the cruisers. Lying at anchor off the harbor were the first line battleships New Mexico, flagship; New York, Mississippi, Texas, Wyoming and Arkansas and two huge fuel ships. All were visited with the excep tion of the New Mexico which was practically closed to visitors be cause of the great amount of of ficial business that had to be car ried on from the flagship. REPORTED ATTACK 01 BORDER PATROL AIRPLANES DENIED ' YUMA, Aug. 10. Reports that Mexi can soldiers yesterday had fired on American airplanes of the border pa trol near Andrada, Lower California, six miles west of here, were denied tonight by S. N. Cromwe'J, who spent all of yesterday within 1,000 yards of the scene of the reported clash. Mr. Cromwell, general superintend ent of construction of an irrigation work on the Colorado river declared many men employed on the work had heard unusual noises from the border patrol airplanes as they flew over on their way back from Yuma to Rock well Field, San Diego, and he attrib uted reports that the airplanes had been firs on to these. He said the noises sounded to him like the motors were backfiring but that they might have been caused by practice shots fired by the aviators from the machine guns on the planes. He said "absolutely no shots were fired from the ground near the scene of the reported clash at any time yes terday cn either side of the interna tional boundary line. The border pa trol airplanes did not fire any shots at anyone either. I was on the scene when they came over from San Diego and when they went back and I watched them. You know down here in Yuma airplanes are not a usual thing yet, and we all turn out to watch them. And they certainly did not fire at anybody near Andrada yesterday." SAN s DIEGO, Aug. 10. When in formed tonight of a report originating in Yuma that Mexican federals had fired tB' twov airplanes of "the United States border patrol at Andrada. Lower California. Saturday, Colonel J. P. Hanlon. commanding officer at the army aviation station, Rockwell Field here, expressed doubt of such an in cident. The planes supposed to have been fired on were from Rockwell Field., i .j , . . "I spoke with Lieutenant Puryear. who handled one of the machines used in the patrol Saturday and he did not report any attack," said Col.'. Hanlon. "The other plane did not leave Yuma Saturday,. the return flight being de layed on account of engine trouble. "f think it is very improbable that such an attack was made. " The air planes used in the patrol of the bord between Yuma and San Diego are f.-jm Rockwell Field, Two planes make the round trip each day." " . CIUiillY- PLOT OVERTAKE! 0 EVE OF LAUNCHING Republican A. P. Leased Wire' EL PASO, Aug. 10. A plot to have the Chihuahua City garrison revolt against the Carranza commanders and join Villa Friday was discovered early Wednesday morning and a large num ber of federal officers and soldiers, in cluding o.ie brevet general, were placed in the federal penitentiary." charged with inciting a mutiny, according to American and Mexican passengers ar riving from Chihuahua City today. The passengers said they heard shot fired in the patio of the penitentiary before they left and said this started rumors in the state capital that the leaders of the mutiny had been exe cuted although this was not confirmed when they left for the border, they said. Ail telegrams and mail is being closely censored out of Chihuahua City, they sa.id, to prevent news of the at tempted revolt reaching other parts of the sta;:e where federal troops are Sta tioned. One of the passengers estimat ed the number of federal prisoners in the penitentiary, arrested following the discovery of the plot ,to be 1,000, in cluding many officers from the rank of sub-lieutenant to brevet general but this is considered here to be an exag erated estimate of the number of ar rests. ; The plot, which had been planned for several weeks, was discovered when two of the leaders went to Jim enez add Santa Rosalia to induce the garrisons there to revolt. An effort was made to have a colonel named Hernandez join the revolt as he had been deprived of his command by Gen eral Manuel Dieguez recently. Instead of joining the plot, he telegraphed to General Enrique Martinez, chief of staff to General Dieguez, giving the details of the plot as it was revealed to him, Arrests of the leaders in Chi huahua City and Santa Rosalia fol lowed, ' according to the reports brought to the border today. The plan was to have the garrison mutiny against the loyal .officers at revelle Friday morning, send a courier to Villa, telling him to come and assume command of the troops and accept the surrender of the city, the passengers said. A federal colonel, learning of the discovery of the plan early Wednesday, escaped with his command of 850 men j and is reported to be marching to join I Villa fiouth of Parrel, these reports 1 stated. ' Loyal troops are said to be pursuing the battalion and trains have j been annulled to prevent them from j capturing a train and making their es- cape. THE YIONDEe THE fll . BG 'IDEA - W HP- v yfl CIMQJ 1ETTCR SHE. Q t f 5AH SHE VWOtWlV BIS fff AX ,'fJ"- 1CNT GIVE A FEU-OW UkA WlW MK 754E KfrFfe-WlLL BP f row her. vacation FAIR PRICES TO eusi imp Attorney General -Palmer Directs AH Former State Food , Directors to Reap point Committee to Give Public Correct Quotations on Foodstuffs FLAGSTAFF, Aug. 10. Relue tanca to undertake the work of reviving the food price commit tee operated under him while he was state food administrator was expressed tonight by T. A. Rior dan of Flagstaff. A long telegram from A. Mitchell Palmer, attorney general of the United States, re ceived tonight, requested Mr. Rior dan to undertake this and other work looking, to lowering of the high cost of living. "It is undecided whether 1 can undertake the work," Mr. Riordan said. "I prefer rot t do so, and hope ome other resident of Ari zona ma;, be found to undertake if ' WASETSrOTOX. Aug. 10.- At tori. General Wmer started today o as certain how much of Hie high cost of living is due to excessive profits by retailers. In a telegram to all state food admin istrators who worked with administra tor Hoover during the war, the attor ney general requested appointment of a fair price committee in each county to investigate what is being charged for retail necessities, and if in excess of what the committee leaders think just, to publish a list of fair prices for guidance of the-public. This is the "extra legal" means of reaching profiteering which Mr. Pal mer recently indicated was under con sideration. He has frankly admitted from the start that there was no means to prosecute directly a man guilty of extortion in prices. Retailers gouging the ultimate consumer will have to be disciplined by public sentiment, which officials have no doubt is sufficiently alert to act vigorously in clear-cut of- Laws for Hoarders Hoarders, on the other hand, can be reached 'through the war-time food laws or the Sherman act, and Mr. Palmer requested the state food ad ministrators to transmit to hira any evidence, of hoarding or other violations of the law which they might encounter in their work, with the promise that the government's law enforcement ma chinery would act promptly. "There is a pressing necessity for restoration of normal conditions," Mr. Palmer's telegram said, requesting the men who did such effective work dur ing the war to take up the burden again. They were asked to serve with out compensation, the attorney general believing that the public service to be performed now is as important as when the country was engaged in hostilities, and" that nd patriotic citizen would re fuse the call. The attorney general's telegram fol lows: "In order to secure accurate Infor mation relative to charges of profiteer ing by dealers in necessary commodi ties It-is the desire of the government to ascertain whether or not such deal ers are making more than a fair mar gin of profit Will you assist in your state by requesting those persons who have been county food administrators under your jurisdiction to appoint fair price committees, including one re tailer of groceries, one of dry goods, a representative of the producers, of organized labor, of housewives, two or three representatives of the public gen erally, also a wholesaler, when prac ticable? Follow War-Time Plan - "Please request them to pursue ap proximately the same inquiry with ref erence to food products and In the or dinary necessities in dry goods and clothing that were pursued by your fair price committees tinder the food ad ministration act. This committee will be an extra legal body, without power to summon witnesses or fix prices. It is requested, however, to ascertain the (Continued on Page Two) GREAT AMERICAN lw Tomorrow Gives Remedy For Increased Living Costs Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Aug. 10. "To work and to save" is the remedy for the increasing cost of living pointed out today by the federal reserve board. In reply to an inquiry from the senate banking committee, asking if it was advisable to attempt con traction of currency by legislation in the hope of reducing prices. Governor Harding wrote Chairman McLean that growth in the volume of circulating nott-e was the effect and not the cause of advancing wages and prices and that the war period of finance would not be over until government obligations, now carried by the banks, were ab sorbed through the actual savings of the people. ! Strong censure of strikes and v. ... ..travagance was implied in Mr. Harding's letter, which did not. however, undertake to blame any one section cf th population, but j, referred to the nation as a whole, especially to the relaxation of economics practiced during the war and the purchase now of non-essential artUsles by persons enjoying large incomes for the first time. "The federal reserve believes any currency legislation at this time unnecessary and undesirable," Mr. Harding wrote, "and would suggest that whether viewed from an economic of financial stand point tns rjmedy for the present situation in the nama, nsmg-iy,-- ts work and to save; to Work egu iarly and efficiently, ;r '.cder to produce and deliver the largest possible volume cr commodities nd to exercise reasonable econo mies in order that money, goods and services may be devoted pri marily to the licuidation of debt and to the satisfaction of the de mand for necessities, rather than to indulge in extravagances or gratification of desire for lux uries." PIlliTELLS OF ITALY'S DESIRES Republican A. P. Leased Wire ROME, Aug. 10. Francisco Nitti, the Italian premier, in art interview today dealt at length with Italy's ef forts In the war and her ambitions for the future. Particular stress was laid by the premier on Italy's desire for closer economic, relations with the United States. He declared Italy was ripe for exploitation by Americswi busi ness. "I find no difficulty with speaking plainly," said Signor Nittt to the cor respondent. "Having been in America and seen the work that America has done in all baanches of human en deavor, I know something of the great institutions that shs has built up, in dustrially, socially and politically, It is therefore with a feeling of great pleasure that I communicate to Ameri cans this message as the head of the Italian government. "There is no coniliet of interest be tween us. We are today two democ racies, striving for a still further, realization of the benefits, of free gov ernments." SIX INJURED IN AUTO CRASH DENVER, Aug. 10. -Six persons were injured, one seriously, when a sight seeing automobile collided with another machine here today. Mrs. Emma Strickmier of Cincinnati, Ohio, was badly injured tibout the head, and her son, Ralph, and Slaughter, Dorothea, were hurt t. Cobb of Oklahoma City sustained an Injury to his back ; Charles D. Gray, guest at a Denver hotel, is in a hospital vith both arms and two ribs fractured, and Attorney General Brown of Denver was cut and bruised. o ' WILL CONTINUE STRIKE ATLANTA, Ga A'!'? 10 After m all-day session, during which nppeM were made to them by grand lodge of ficers to order all strikers to return to work, members of the. Atlantic district council. Federated Railway Shopmen, tonight announced they had reached a Cct'iskin to continue the strike here un til t'$ original demands were met. . . HOME Ill HE IUDH5T SS DESPATCH Pressure from Entente Is Re sponsible for Withdrawal of Army, Berlin Report Indicates Invaders Are Disgruntled May Cause Trouble Later UKRLIX, Aug. 10 By the Associ ated Press) Retii-ement from Buda pest of the Rumanian army, owing to i ressure from the entente, is probable but it will be a sullen withdrawal, bod ing no good for the future, according to dispatches from the Hungarian cap ital. A big national Hungarian army is planned to koep order after the Ru manians leave. This army will consist of six divisions. The Rumanians are known to be dis gruntled and angry at the Hungarians, the Austrians and the entente but they are not alffne in this state of mind, for sharp differences of opinion alread are manifesting themselves among the Hungarians, Austrians and represen tatives of tl.e entente. Even ihe Czechs in. Plague are balking and the Hun garians are frankly -"-ied, believing return cf a monarchy inevitable. On the contrary Archduke Joseph's advisor Count Stefan Bethlen says a correspondent has declared again that the new government will be composed of representatives of all classes ; and that the future cabinet will restore or der. The correspondent adds Count Bethlen still fails to answer directly the question whether there will lie a monarchy preferring to pass the re sponsibility to the new government. The provisional premier, Stephen Freidrich, has issued a proclamation to the Budapest population urging it not to use developments of the situa tion for racial persecution. No news paper in Budapest is publishing, owing to a paper shortage. Workmen in various Budapest fac tories have voted to return to work at less pay than was guaranteed them by the soviet government. LASTING TRIBUTES TO THE LATE FIRST AMERICAN PLANNED Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Aug. 10. The Roose velt iMtfmorlal association announced today arrangements practically had been completed for the campaign to raise funds for erection of a monu ment at Washington and establish ment of a public park at Oyster Bay in honor of the ex-president. Regional conferences at which state chairmen and committees will meet to consider plans will be held in Dallas, Texas, and other cities. The Dallas meeting will take place August ,19. AUSTRALIAN GIRLS WIN HONORS CHICAGO, Aug. 10. Miss Fannie Durack and Wilhelmina Wylie, Aus tralian swimming stars, who yesterday refused to enter competitive events, today won two of the five events for women. Miss Betty Grimes, Minneap olis A. C, won the national A. A. U. senior women's high diving champion ship. The Duluth boat club's four oared crew won from the Lincoln park boat club and the Duluth club's swim mers won the women's relay race. To day's program closed the second an nual public water carnival of the Chi cago Athletic association. o ' STREET CAR WORKERS STRIKE CHARLOTTE, N. C, Aug. 10. Winston-Salem and Charlotte, N. C and Greenville and Anderson, S. C, were without street car service today fol lrfwing the strike of. motormen and conductors announced at 2 o'clock this morning. No disorder occurred during the day. FIVE DIE WHEN TRAIN HITS AUTO LAWTON. Mich., Aug. 10. Five per sons, a man, woman and three chil dren, were killed when a Michigan central passenger train struck the ajjtomolule in which they were riding here today. PLUMB PLAN FOR CONTROL OF RAILS IS RADICALLY SOCIALISTIC SAYS TAFT Would Prevent Soviet System From Ob taining Even A Toe-Hold In This Country Strongly Opposed To Proposal (Republican Associated Press Leased Wirej , CINCINNATI, August 10. "It is radically socialis tic and ought to be fought," William H. Taft said of the Plumb plan for administration of the railroads, in a state ment here today. . "I very much disapprove of the plan. I am almost certain the republicans will oppose the Plumb plan and I hope the democrats too. We should not let the soviet system obtain even a toe-hold in America," he said. ' CALL MEETING 0FSHOPMENT0 FIX POLICY 1 STRIKE ISSUES Convention Will Be Held at j Chicago Thursday to Get Views of Workers in All Sections of U. S. CHICAGO, Aug. 10. A call for a convention of representatives of the striking railway shopmen of the coun try; to be held here next Thursday, to determine definitely what action shall be taken, was issued today by the Chi cago district council of the Federated Railway Shopmen, which called the strike August 1, in defiance of the in ternational officers of the shop crafts unions. This decision was reached as a re sult of conferences held yesterday by some of the international officers and representatives of the council and strikers. : The strike has been declared illegal by the international officers. It was called by the Chicago district council, whose officers declared such was the wish of the rank and file because the international officers had failed to ob tain a settlement since 'demands for 85 cents an hour for mechanics and 60 cents for helpers were presented last February to the rail administration. The council has stood for a continua tion of the strike until their demands should be granted. . Its secretary sent a telegram to President Wilson re fusing to order the men to return. L. M. Hawver, president of the dis trict council, said 200 telegrams were sent today to railroad centers request ing that the men sund delegates who would reflect the attitude of the shop workers. J. D. Sanders, secretary of the dis trl;t council, and David Crosswiiite, vice-president of the international car men's union, left today for Washing ton to confer with Director General Hines. It tras decided yesterday the International officers would use their influence to obtain a hearing fo." San ders. x - Say Conditions Aimont Norma! WASHINGTON. Aup;. 10. Develop ments over the woek uvb are expected to result in almost aormal conditions tomorrow in nearly every railroad shop where men have been on stride. Director General Hines is ready to undertake negotiation of wage de mands, as directed by President Wil son, as soon as the men return to work. In view of President Wilson's specific instructions that the wholo matter would have to be 'iat a Stand still" so long as an illegal strike con tinued, the demand of men in some placfs for wage .increases before going back to the job, it was learned, an not alter the situation. CHICAGO, Aug. .10. Striking shop men in Denver, at meetings here today, voted not to return to work, advised by their international officers by tele graph received here earlier in the day. J. D- Sanders, secretary and treas urer of the Chicago district council, in a message to Denver strikers, urged the shopmen to stand firm. "We are out to win," Mr. Sanders said. -o AERIAL FOREST PATROL ACTIVE WASHINGTON. August 10. The re cently established aerial forest fire patrol discovered 35 fires last week in California and Oregon and made 79 flights for a total of 8530 miles, the air service tonight .announced. The patrol service was extended last week to Oregon and 28 of the fires discov ered were in ' that state. Ninety-on fires have been discovered by the ser vice since it was inaugurated seven weeks ago. The forestry service, the announcement said, was able extin guish the greater number of these be fore they gained headway, , o ' SEEK TO EXTRADITE BELA KUN VIENNA, Saturday, August 9. A demand by the Hungarian government for extradition of BelaKun and other soviet officials who left Hungary and obtained asylum in Austria is antici pated here. RUMANIANS ENTER TEMESVAR PARIS, August 10. An official com munication received here from Buch arest says Rumanian troops entered Temesvar in Banat, southern Hungary, last Sunday. The communication says the reception of the Rumanians bv the population of the town was inde scribable. 4 Gives Railroads Chance "I do believe in close su pervision of the railroads of the country, but such super vision as we have had has been too severe. We should give the railroads a chance, give them adequate revenue by proper rates so they can attract the necessary capital for maintenance and im provements. We have not allowed rates to go up as they should." Referring to the strikes of railroad? shopmen through out the country and ' de mands of other railroad unions for increased wages, Mr. Taft said: Men Seek Too Much "While I have not gone into the subject with the thoroughness to warrant a final judgment, I will say that from what I do know, it seems to me that the men are requesting a greater in crease than the percentage of increase in the cost of liv ing warrants. Thus it ap pears they are asking more than they are entitled to re- ft ceive. SEVEN DIE-IN FLAMES WHEN FiRE VISITS AMUSEMENT RESORT MONTREAL,, Aug. 10. Seven per sons were burned to death tonight m a fire on a scenic railway at Dominion park, an amusement resort near this city- ,. Bodies of three men, three women and a boy were recovered from th ruins shortly before midnight. It is feared several more persons lost their lives. It has been impossible to &cr tify the dead. Cause of the fire, which not only dcr.i . stroyed part of the scenic railway biL also the "Mystic Mill" nearby, is ill known, but it is believed it was start'JfH by a lighted cigarette or match. fjj. : The fire started in the mill. Accord 1 1 ing to witnesses, a car filled wit HI merrymakers leaped into the flame.-' I Firemen found it possible to rescut! . only a few of the men, women and! children trapped in the blazing struc . ture. They succeeded in cutting theiH : way through the walls and dragginii out a few persons almost smothered byf j smoke. . ;j. To allay fears of the thousands whcl! : crowded the park, Sousa's band, plav -j ing here this week, continued its con-i cert. While shouts of the firemei ; mingled with moans of the dying thcrf ' came from the bandstand notes oil' ' opera and ragtime airs. Even when! the black wagon arrived from thtJ'- ' morgue, flying its black flag, the gay tunes continued. WILL FIGHT COAL STRIKE TO FINISH LONDON. Aug. 10 (Via Montreal.) The strike in the Yorkshire coal fields, involving 200.000 miners, appar ently will be fought to a finish. The coal controller yesterday told the men's leaders it was imposible to concerts their demands. To do so, he said, would mean a strike in every cosl field in the country for similar concessions- , No further conference with a view to arriving at a settlement have been arranged. It is said the strikers' funds will last only another fortnight.. Al ready a quarter of a million pounds sterling have been spent in strike pay. PROMINENT ENGINEER PASSES CHICAGO, August 10. John S. Shaughnessy, brother of Lord Shaugh nessy, chairman of the board of direc tors of the Canadian Pacific railroad," died at his home here today after be ing ill more than a year. He was PS years old. Mr. Shaughnessy formerly was purchasing agent for the Soo line. He superintended construction of the Royal Alexandria hotel in Winnipeg. A widow and two children sur jpe him.