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VOL. XXXI., NO. 123
5 .
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Senator Harding Expresses
Pleasure at Success of
Efforts to Give Vote , to
Women of the Country;
Meets With Prominent
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MARION. Ohio, Aug. 27. Ratifica
tion of the suffrage amendment was
celebrated at Senator Harding's front
porch tonight at a meeting in which
the Reupblican nominee and several
scores of Marion women took Bart.
The senator expressed his pleasure
at the successful suffrage cause and
told the women he had every confi
dence that the members of their sex
would live up fully to the newly im
posed obligations of the franchise. He
also urged that there be no segrega
tion of women in a party founded on
ex prejudice., ,
The celebration brought to a close
one of the nominee's busiest days. In
addition to a number of conferences he
motored to Gallon, Ohio, to speak to a
gathering of railway men and com
pleted preparation ot his address to
be delivered here tomorrow elaborat
ing on his stand on the league of na
tions. 1
Tomorrow's address ia expected to
be one of the most important of the
Receives Visitors
. Conspicuous among those in confer
ence with the nominee was Colonel
George Harvey. New York editor, who
came to Marion last Saturday.. It has
been stated that his errand had to
do wih the league issue, but no details
of hjs visit have been divulged.
Today brief calls were made by
P. Davison, a partner in the Morgan
banking house: Fred Underwood,
president of the Erie railway, and Gut
zon Borglum. the sculptor.
At jthe suffrage celebration tonight
short speeches were made by Senator
Harding, Colonel Harvey, former Sen
ator George Sutherland of "Utah, who
has been a guest at the Harding home
since yesterday, and Charles Warren
of Michigan. Colonel Harvey de
scribed himself aj the "one lonely
Democrat left east of the Allegheny
r.iotiniains," and called on his sister
Democrats in the delegation to vote
for Harding.
Tells of His Support
The nominee told the women that
he believed they would not be unduly
influenced bv the argument that it was
a Democratic state which completed
"I rejoice with you." Senator Hard
ing' said, "in the conferring of suffrage
to the women citizenship of this nation.
I-CrPtrot TOPan-to: edit' thyself "with '
a very exceptional part in bringing it
about, though I did have the satisfac-'
tion of having voted for submission. of
the suffrage amendment, and in a
small way. perhaps, I have had some
part in bringing about the consumma
tion of ratification.
"I do not think I played the part that
some of the more insistent friends of
suffrage thought I ought to play, but
the part I did play I played in keeping
with my conscience and the proprie
ties of politics. There were those whoj
urged that I insist that the governor's
of certain Republican states call spe
cial siissions of their legislatures to
act on the-amendment. I could not do
that. I do not believe in -any trespass
of power or any becoming exertion of
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
' GALION, Ohio, Aug. 27. Facing an
audience of railway employes, some of
whom he recognized as hostile to his
position, Senator Harding today mili
tantly championed the Cummins-Esch
railway act passed by the last con
gress. Deliberately but with driving ges-
ture he proclaimed his stand for "a
just government for all the people, not
a. government yielding to class." and
declared his faith in a governmental
policy tht would insure to railway
men the best of treatment and com
pensation but would also give to the
neople -a -continuity of service."
' "Some of you do not approve' he
said plunging a pointing forefinger at
these nerest him. "Some of you wished
the Plumb plan. Let me look you in
the, face and let me tell you I think
the Cummins-Esh act is the expres
sion of the conscience of a congress
which sought to give highest service
to the country. Some day, maybe not
this year, you railway workers will
hill that law as the greatest forward
step in all the history of railway leg-
i?Thnnominee's declarations started
freauent bursts of handclapping and
liter he was congratulated by many
of the railway men. .
? Waiting his second address away
t JrAT Marion. Senator Harding epoke
a Pk where employes of the Erie
svstem were in the midst of an ath
' , h, Afield day. When the nominee ar
Itved he escorted to a luncheon
nt wherefae stood in line to receive
1 mell of beef and boiled potatoes on
a tin Plate. thundered
Mail j ujc --
r bv a band alongside the mess tent,
out by a " ,,,-,- tuter the "Star
.-led Banner arres.it.-u u,a
as he started to carry his food
u thi. in a mud-carpted
10 ,a.d iomW The senator returned
!"nlar?on "mediately after the
fr man"'
' rfFUTES collusion charge
PITTSBURG Aug. 27. There is no
,, iin hetween prohibition officers of
collusion btt!!-7vania. and bootleggers
Tn Permit the sale of liquor for the pur
t P f boosting the campaign fund of
COSe Of DOOS.ll" nrOKiripnt a
r- J, Gvff"7P ,aid W. W. Hindroan. pro--I
Vkv S director for lenn,ylvan,a. in
'' Sh'mmrntm tonight on the statcm-nt
-day by K. Hua.on.
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NEW YORK, Aug. 27 The Mar
quis of Blandford and Lord Ivor
Churchill have been left $1,000,000
each by their grandfather, William
K. Vanderbilt, it became known to
day when a summary of Mr. Van
derbilfs will was made public. Both
are sons of the Duchess of Marl
borough, formerly Consuelo Van
derbilt. To carry out a provision, of the
settlement made on the marriage of
the Duchess of Marlborough, there
is left to the trustees under the set
tlement $2,500.000. with interest at
four per cent.
William K. Vanderbilt. ,Jr., and
Harold S. Vanderbilt, sons, were
left $2,600,000 each in cash or secu
rities and to them as trustees for
William K. Vanderbilt. HI, his
grandson, he left another $1,000,000.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DENVER. Aug. 27Rights of the
seven interested states and the federal
government to use of the waters of the
Colorado rfver would be determined by
agreements under a resolution adopted
at the closing session of the League
of the Southwest here today.
Provision is made for the creation of
a Colorado river commission. It would
consist of the seven states, engineers
of states havfng jurisdiction over wa
ter rights, and the director and chief
engineer of the United States reclama
tion service. The commission would
be permanent. , .
D. C. Carpenter, of Greeley, Colo.,
prominent as a defender of state water
rights, urged a discontinuance of the
"eternal attacks upon our resources."
"We have never, invited attacks on
our water rights," he said, "but for
some reason we have been continually
forced to, defend them. With a com
mission perfected, differences between
the interested states should be settled
without expensive litigation."
The ways and means committee
of the league recommended trans
ferring the office of secretary from
Los Angeles to Phoenix Arizona,
and appointing an assistant execu
tive secretary in each state. ' '
Other resolutions opposed "further
enlargement of agricultural "hbld.'ngs
in the United States by citizens of any
oriental nation." and asked govern
mental appropriations for "investiga
tion of water resources of the Colorado
river basin and the utilization thereof."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, Aug. 27. Premier Lloyd
George at Lucerne is being bombarded
with appeals in behalf of Lord M ay or
MacSweney of Cork, who is on a hun
ger strike in prison here. -The general
tenor of the appeal is that yA show of
clemency in this case will open the
gate for reconciliation with " Ireland,
while a refusal would have the opposite
effect. A strongly worded letter from
James O'Grady, member of the house
of commons, also has been received.
"The test of your sincerity in desir
ing a reconciliation is unconditional,"
says Mr. O'Grady's letter. "Release
MacSweney. If you refuse this, then
be damned to you and -your govern
ment." Timothy Healy, former member of
parliament, in a letter to the Dublin
press, angrily accuses Premier -Lloyd
George of overriding the king's desire
to show clemency in the MacSweney
Mayor MacSweney's condition . was
unchanged tonight. . He was very
weak and one of his relatives remained
almost constantly at his bedside.
WASHINGTON. Aug, 27. A number
of women who have been active in con
nection with the Irish freedom move
ment here failed today in their effort
to lay before Secretary Colby a protest
against the continued imprisonment of
Mayor MacSweney of Cork. "' '
The group was headed by' Mrs. Ger
trude Corless, who said that a cable
gram had been received from. Mrs.
Hana Sheehy Skeffington, Ireland's
first woman jurist, asking the newly
enfranchised women of the United
States to urge action in behalf of Ma
yor MacSweney. - '
LONDON. Aug. 27. Bishop Daniel
Cohalen of Cork has written a strong
appeal to the London Times, urging
the release of Lord Mayor 'MacSweney
of Cork, saying his imprisonment, of
fends all sense of justice.
"The offense charged to the lord ma
yor has no substance,' 'says the bishop's
letter.- "The sentence has no moraj
sanction and is a manifest injustice."
"It is now a familiar and true-expression
that government in Ireland is
government by imprisonment, . by de
portation, by arson and by murder," he
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON', Aug. 27 The Mexi
can government has taken up for study
the problem growing out of injur.es
suffered by foreigners during the last
ten years of unrest in the republic, the
embassy announced today, as well as
of ".losses caused by the disposal of
funds not belonging to the national
treasury, and for the non-payment of
credits due and Interest -in arrears
"The standard polity of the Mexican
government always shall be the en
deavor to afford all guarantees to for
eigners entering into Mexican soil,"
the statement said.
Official reports from Mexico City
state conditions continue to improve
dailv th embassy said and railroad
ami telephone f ommunications arc in
i normal condition.
Longshoremen Quit Work
And Demand Release of
Cork Mayor; Strike Af
fects Nearly Every Eng
lish Ship in N. Y. Harbor
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW. YORK, Aug. 27. Elated by
their ye-up of virtually every- British
ship in New York, the 2,000 longshore
men who suddenly quit work today
expect to spread their walkout to
every port in the United States in the
hope of forcing Great Britain to re
lease V from jail Terence MacSweney,
lord mayor of Cork, and permit Arch
bishop Mannix to land on Irish soil.
The women pickets who inspired the
unexpected walkout, and the marine
firemen, water tenders and oilers, who
joined . them, feel the same way about
it. They are not going back to work
on British ships, they said, until Great
Britain meets their wishes.,
Irish ' sympathizers working .. on
American. French and Belgian steam
ships also quit work during the whirl-4
wind campaign the strikers waged
along the North River. - '
A little band of .women, pickets in
spired the strike during the noon
lunch hour. They stationed themselves
outside the White Star line pier; to
await the arrival of the . Baltic, from
which Archbishop Mannix was re
moved by a British naval vessel. The
archbishop was not permitted to land
in Ireland and was taken to England,
and longshoremen said they resented
When the Baltic docked the women
held up a placard reading: "When
Mannix goes to Ireland let the Baltic
leave , New York" and also displayed
other signs. ' During the lunch hour
the longshoremen who had started
work on the Baltic decided not to go
back and accompanied by the women
pickets, they went into the holds of
the" other nearby' liners, Olympic,
Canopic and Celtic, where they quickly
induced hundreds of other longshore
men to join their walkout.
Strike "Unauthorized"
Forming outside the White Star line
pier, inside of which officials were
calling for police reserves, the strikers
began a parade, engulfing hundreds of
longshoremen at -the docks , of the
Cunard, Anchor and other. British lines
and leaving , in its wake more than a
dozen steamships with loading sched
ules " disrupted. . Steamship officials
were unable to state what they 'will
do to maintain their schedules.
Longshoremen union leaders declared
the strike unauthorized, though stat
ing, that-most of their -men were in
favor of "Irish freedom.". The walk-
out came so suddenly and defections
from working crews f varied . so that
neither longshoremen chiefs nor steam
tship officials could estimate the num-i
ber .of men who -quit.
.The. .White Star liner. Olympic will
sail on scheduled time for Southamp
ton tomorrow, officials said tonight.
At the Cunard line .office there was
confidence that the Aquitania . also
would leave tomorrow for the same
port. The Cunard line has five steam
ships affected by the walkout and the
I. MM. company s line has four, these
two companies being the heaviest suf
ferers. ' .
Several British ships are scheduled
to arrive "tomorrow and" early next
week, and the longshoremen declare
they will not unload them, except for
mail, until MacSweney is freed and
Archbishop Mannix is allowed to go to
Ireland, r
A five-minute ovation greeted. 100
striking members of the Baltic's crew
when they marched into a theater to
night where a . mass meeting protest
ing MacSweney's imprisonment was
in progress. The - gathering, which
numbered nearly 4000, was addressed
by Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the
"American commission on Iri3h inde
pendence," and Eamtain de Valera,
"president of the Irish republic." -
Walsh said . that S000 more men
would quit work on British shipping
here in the "fight for Ireland." .
"With the cold blooded assassina
tion of Terence MacSweney will come
about the downfall of Engjand." said
Walsh. "George will be directly re
sponsible for this assassination."
"MacSweney does not want to die,"
said De Valera, "but he knows that on
his fortitude and detention more de
pends for Ireland, than the fate of an
army corps. If he dies it will not be a
suicide as the British contend, buthe
will 'die as a' soldier in battle and his
death will be on the hands , of 'the
enemy." '
'A' resolution, which was adopted,
congratulated MacSweney "on his op
portunity to ;wln a moral victory that
would be heard around the world."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BOISE, Ida.. Aug. 27. Senator Wil
liam E. Borah left Boise this after
noon for eastern cities to take part in
the Republican election campaign.
Just before his departure the sen
ator made a definite statement of his
position in the contest. He said:
"I am going east to take part in the
campaign. From Sept. 15 to Nov. 3
I expect to spend my time with it. In
the immediate future I expect to be in
Indiana and New York and will start
my eastern campaign at Indianapolis.
"Later in the campaign I expect to
be sent again to the west, if not to
Idaho, though I probably will be - in
Idaho some time in October. I have
aready delivered 20 speeches in this
state and. for this reason, the cam
paign leaders think I should be avail
able elsewhere.
"In ray speeches . I will discuss the
league of nations and the restoration
of constitutional government. O.n
these subjects I will present my. views
without regard to strict agreement
with the views of any leader. The
campaign leaders are anxious to have
me do it." -
OTTAWA, Ont., Aug. 27.4-Twenty-eight
members of the Dominion police
in this ..city, recently amalgamated
with the. royal Canadian . mounted po
lice,' have mutinied. They object to
devoting so much of their time to drill
ing and "taJso protest because their
wages; are , insufficient .-to meet the
mounting -cost of living.
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DOUGLAS, Aug. 27 The El Paso
chamber of commerce today asked
trie Douglas chamber to name a
date for, a meeting at EI Paso of
representatives of chamber of com
merce ol all cities along the border
from Brownsville. Texas, to San
Diego, California, to ynte in a
movement' for modification of bor
der passport regulations. The
Douglas chamber, which suggested
the El Paso meeting, proposed that
it be .held during the week of Sep
tember 13. ; -.
The. announced aim of the meet
ing is to endeavor to secure a more
open, border and especially to re
voke the $1Q charge for passports,
Wjhich border interests complain Is
aetrimenta! to business relations be
tween the United States aad Mexico.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, Aug. 27. Governor
James M. Cox's schedule of Re
publican campaign fund quotas in
51, principal cities is a '.'phony list
which I never heard of before,"
Fred V. Upham, Republican na
tional treasurer, "declared today on
his return from New York.
"Somebody must have played a
joke on the governor," Mr. Upham
declared. .
NEW YORK. Aug. 27. In reply to
Governor Cox's'speech at Pittsburg last
night in which he charged the Repub
licans were trying "to buy the presi
dency," Will H. Hays, chairman of the
Repurblicari national committee, today
issued the following' statement:
"Of course, s Candidate Cox fails to
prove, as he has failed to prove and
will fail to prove, his charges. This is
simply? because the charges are false.
"He says millions have been put into
the Republican national committee by
sinister-influences to corrupt the elec
torate. He first is reported to have said
a hundred million. Then Secretary
Roosevelt aid thirty million. Then
Candidate Cox said fifteen million,
while now , Candidate Cox says eight
million, . ' . '
"He attempts to prove this by quot
ing , from, the official bulletin of the
ways and" means committee' of the Re
publican national committee, a pam
phlet published every few days, and
sent broadcast over, the country to
party, members and. to newspapers, to
Instill interest among the workers.-and
from 'an alleged quota sheet which he
claims-indicates the amounts to be
raised -in certain citiesV-which he does
not even harge was adopted ot any
operation had thereunder.
"Candidate Cox, himself a mil
lionaire," has had such intimate
knowledge of the wasting-of mil
lions in aircraft production in his .
state and Secretary. Roosevelt has
had such an. intimate knowledge of
the burning of billions by the ad
ministration" of which he has been
' an important part, that these men
dream in million. .
."They .wilt have an . opportunity in
Chicago to prove this insult to the thou
sands of good citizens all over the coun
try who are counted in the Republican
party. , ,
"Incidentally they will have a chance
next week to indicate the source of their
own money, both of their national com
mittee and other agencies outside of
their national committee raising money
to try to aid In Candidate Cox's
election." - ' ' ' .
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ST.. LOUIS, Aug. 27 The American
Bar association closed its forty-third
annual convention here without taking
action on the report of the committee
on the league of nations. Hamilton
Karr of Philadelphia, the out going
president, explained that ' the league
had become, a "political" question and
therefore was somethrng on which
the bar association could not take ac
tion. In an address at the closing banquet
tonight, former Senator Jamea Hamil
ton Lewis of Illinois, declared the
forthcoming presidential electron will
be deternjined "upon issues that have
no relation to the United States and
by voters who have no thought of the
welfare of the American people.?
There are, Mr. Lewis explained, for
eign voters who will vote the expres
sion ef grievance or gratification of
their fatherland as they revenge or
justify the World war peace treaty.
Political leaders encouraged this, he
declared, adding that the only remedy
is to teach this class of voters that
this action is in violation of their oath
of citizenship and treason to their
adopted land.
Mr. Lewis also warned that "the
revenge of Germany, the vengeance of
Russia, and the oriental hatred of
Japan will assail the supremacy of the
United States to destroy it."
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, Aug. 27. Congress
man. Fred A. Britten of Illinois to
night was subpoenaed by the sen
ate investigating committee to ap
pear before it Monday with proof
of his charges that.' "$87,5C0 ap
propriated by Great Britain for.
entertainment purposes at the em
bassy in 'Washington had found
its way into the Democratic na
tional committee." "
Congressman Britten tonight
- said that he would gladly furnish
evidence. -
DUBLIN. Aug. 27. A military lorry
was attacked today at Capermore, near
Middleton, County Cork. The driver
of the lorry' was killed and an officer
and two privates were wounded. -
Three Addresses Are De
voted to Charges Against
Republicans; Finds Time
To Speak Good Word for
League of Nations
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 27 At
tack on Republican campaign funds
was renewed today by Governor James
M. Cox in a number of addresses open
ing, his New England campaign.
. That he had proven his charges of
the assembling of a 15, 000,000 "cor
ruption fund" by the Republicans in his
Pittsburg address last .night was as
serted by Governor Cox, and he also
declared he would continue "rubbing
that sore spot" until election day. ' He
withheld, however, any further evi
dence in support of his charges.
, The first "break in the Republican
line" Governor Cox declared in one
speech here, was the Republican pro
posal for a separate peace . with Ger
many. "The second break in the lines came
last night at Pittsburg," he continued.
"They have been- going along gather
ing the. largest campaign fund ever
known in the history of government in
all the world. No one ever dreamed of
getting such a sum. This year, the
chairman of the Republican campaign
committee' has set to work a great
force of men, state chairmen, local
chairmen and workers that he desig
nates the 'money diggers' of the Re
publican party."
. - Can't Forget Finance
Governor Cox stated that Will H.
Hays, Republican national chairman,
had denied the charges of a J15.000.000
fund and declared that the fund would
be only $3,000,000, while a few days
later, the governor said, "Fred W. Up
ham. Republican treasurer, multiplied
Mr. Hays'. figures by two and one-half
times" by stating that the fund would
be $7,500,000.
"In my Pittsburg speech," the can
didate added. "I have demonstrated to
the satisfaction of unprejudiced voters
we were Justified in multiplying Mr.
Upham's figures by two.
. "I repeat that the Republican fund
the corruption fund will be not less
than $15,000,000. We. will not attempt
to match their dollars." . " : '
'. After reading a statement from Mr.
Upham that the $8,15,000 contribution
quota list by the candidate at Pitts
burg was "phoney," Governor Cox said:
"The senate committee can find out
perfectly well who attended this meet
ing at which' these lists were distrib
uted by the Republican leaders, Jt i's
a matter that can be got .at in a per
fectly simple way. . . . '
. - Makes 'Four Speeches
"Another thing that I don't under
stand is why Mr. Harding and Mr.
Hays are not coming forward with
some explanation of why this quota
list was kept secret." . ...
Almost from the moment of his ar
rival here, Governor Cox during a day
of bustling campaigning hammered at
the Republican finances. . He made
four addresses. and in all but one. that
to soldier patients at the public health
service tuberculosis hospital at Allmg
town, he denounced, the Republican
campaign. He spoke at a large public
meeting at: a theater tonight. At all
meetings he was received with enthusiasm.-
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Besides his criticism of the Repub
lican contributions, the governor i'n all
his addresses urged vigorously the en
trance of America into , the league of
nations and to an audience at Savin
Rock,, he made what hs .auditors Re
garded as a reference to the questi'on
of Irish freedom, the first of his cam
paign. "'
In pleading for the league. Governor
Cox . stated that jt was putrforward
by President Wilson In the latter's de
lineation of the "fourteen points," one
of whi'ch was "self-determination - of
free people."
Pleads For League
"The league of nations," the gover
nor continued, "does not abridge the
right' of any racial entity to determine
its own destiny. The league was never
intended to be and under its adminis
tration, it never will be an agency that
will restrai'n or discourage the same
kind of emotions of any people."
The statement was cheered. Many
of the audience, it was said, were of
Irish Wood.
The Irish question also, entered into
the arrangements for the governor's
speaking program. An announcement
that Professor Irving .Fi'sher -of Tale
univesity, a strong league advocate
and one of a group which once me
moralized congress to refrain from
acting in the Irish freedom dispute,
would speak tonight ' brought objec
tions from Irfsh sympathizers. Prof.
Fisher offered to strike his address
from the program, to avoid possible
unpleasantness, but announced that
many college professors and other
"progressives and independent" soon
would organize to work for the league
and Governor Cox's election.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PRESCOTT, Ariz.. Aug. 27 Edward
O. Armentrout, disabled former soldier,
received his pint of vigorous blood to
day by transfusion from, the veins of
a chauffeur named Wolf, of the motor
transport corps, at the publ.'c health
service hospital at Whipple Barracks
here, where Armentrout is a patient.'
Medical oficers had said Armentrout
must receive blood from a perfectly
healthy person. More than 100 were
subjected to blood" test4,- but were
found not to have the proper blood
structure. The Amerifcan Legion post
here had offered $50 'to anyone who
could meet the requirements. -Medical
officers were so sure the-' transfusion
would be successful thatr they . decided
to proceed with a major' operation,1 to
strengthen the war veteran, for whio,h
the transfusion had been desired. '
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HARRISON. N. J.. Aug. 27. The po
lice are investigating a new suitcase,
mystery today following the discovery
of bloodstained garments of a. man and
a woman in a traveling bag believed
to have been flung from a car window
into Woodson park.
CHICAGO. Aug. 27 "Governor's
day" in Senator Harding's "front
porch" campaign will be celebrated
at Marion. Ohio, August 31, when it
is planned to have -15 or 20 gover
nors call on the Republican nom
inee, it was announced at Republi
can headquarters tonight. A group
of lieutenant-governors and Repub
lican candidates for governor also
will be in the. party.
Governovs who already have ac
cepted invitations include Governors
Lowden f Illinois. Philipp of Wis
consin, Norbeek of South Dakota,
McKelvie of Nebraska, Carey of
Wyoming, Stephens of California.
Campbell of Arizona, Keeckman of
Rhode Island, Sproul of Pennsyl
vania. Morrow of Kentucky, Hard
ing of IoWa, and ' Goodrich of In-'
diana. '. ... , .
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
. WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. Testimony
in support of its application for an ad
ditional increase of 15 per cent in ex
press rates to. cover - increased wages
was presented by representatives of the
American Railway Express company
today to examiners of the interstate
commerce commission. v
The hearing developed virtually ,no
opposition of shippers.
The examiners later stated that the
case would be submitted without de
lay to the commission although no de
cision is expected before Sept. 1, .when
the increase of 12 i per cent .already
allowed the express company will be
come effective.
L. R. Gwyn, chairman of the wages
and working conditions committee, and
Charles A. Lutz,. comptroller of - the
express company, appeared in support
of the application, while H. T. Moore,
traffic, manager -for the Atlanta, Ga.,
freight bureau, urged .limitation of the
advance to 10 per cent.
Mr. Gwyn Baid that instead of the
increased wages awarded by the rail
road labor board totalling $30,000,000,
as estimated by the board, they would
reach $42.285,340.. . ;
Immediate relief is necessary, "Mr.
Lutz asserted. The express company
for the first six--months of 19i!e, hev
said, had a deficit of $31,097,132, which
did not include increased pay retrp
active to May L provided in the wage
board's award. Heestimated the' back
pay at $3,000,000 monthly for both May
and June. ...
Mr. Moore said that because of in
creased business and improved morale
among employes due to the .wage
award, a 10 per ent increase would be
ANTWERP. Aug. 27. The "booing"
pf the British national anthem at the
conclusion of today's water polo match,
in which England won a close -fought
game from the Belgian team, resulted
in the British representatives calling a
meeting of the . representatives of . all
nations competing in the Olympiad to
night. v A protest was made over what was
termed a "national v insult'' and it
brought a promise of the publication
in tomorrow's official program and in
the Antwerp newspapers of an apol
ogy! which will be made on behalf of
the .Belgian -Olympic committee. - The
American, representatives attended the
meeting. .
The incident occurred at the conclu
tjon'of the gala day of swimming com
petitions. The Belgian princess, Marie
Jose, occupied the royal box. The
British Black Watch military and piper
bands played at intervals. . Main in
terest centered in the polo champion
ship match. The British and Belgian
teams had been picked by the public
as the best teams entered and the
grand stands were crowded.
The feelings of the spectators were
manifest early in the contest, when
each adverse decision against the Bel
gian team by the Swedish referee oc
casioned prolonged booing from the
Belgian supporters. This was height
ened when two Belgian players and
one Englishman were disqualiffed for
The princess was leaving the royal
box just as the union jack, proclaiming
the English victory, was being run up
and the band was playing "God Save
the King." Those who saw the prin
cess continued their cheering until she
entered her motor car, but a majority
of the thousands present, ignoring the
attempts ' of the Belgian officials to
quiet the - demonstration, booed and
hissed even after the band had finished
the anthem.
NEW YORK. Aug. 27. A plan for
assimilating the nation's alien popu
lation and bringing it into immediate
association with American institutions
was submitted today to officials at the
Ellis Island immigration station by
the Americanism commission of the
American Legion. -
The legion proposes to establish
headquarters in New York, using its
many post headquarters throughout
the country as branches to carry on
Americanization -work among immi
grants. - v
These plans seek to have -the immi
gration authorities release immigrants
to the commission immediately they
.are admitted.
from then on -all -immigrants would
become charges of the legion, which
"would see to it that they-were prop
erty informed of conditions in districts
in , which they planned to settle.
Through local posts, an effective sys
tem of settlement work would be es
tablished wherever there is a colony
f foreign born people.
" , Commissioner Wallis said the plan
met -With his approval and he would
-on(cr regarding it with Secretary of
Labor Wilson.' "
Insisting on Guarantees of
Political And Economic
Integrity Bolsheviki in
Prussia Fire Across Bor
1 der More Prisoners Arc
Taken ,
Republican A. P. Leased WlreJ
WARSAW. Aug. 37 The president
of 'V the' Polish eace delegation at
Minsk on August 13 laid down the fol
lowing as Poland's principal condi
tions for peace:
: "The political and economic integ
rity, and complete sovereignty and in
dependence of Poland within her fron
tiers are indispensable for her econo
mic and political development.
"Guarantees that Russia will not
interfere with the internal questions
f Poland.". ,
The declaration was forwarded to
Warsaw August 23. but arrived . Au
gust 26. .
PARIS. Aug. 27 Bolshevik batteries
stationed on German soil have fired on
Polish troops, said a Polish official
communique yesterday. The statement
"On the northern front, in the sec
tors occupied, by the -First and Fifth
armies, the situation is unchanged.
During the process of cleaning up ter
ritory between Mlawa and Ciechanow,
we made 3,000 prisoners, stragglers
from remnants of the bolshevik troops.
. ."In the center of the front there" re
main a few thousand Russian troops
who are retreating toward the Ger
man frontier, fighting desperately. In
this sector we noted that our troops
were fired upon from batteries and
from machine guns , which bolshevik
troops had installed in German terri
tory. VOn the Kolno-Myszynlee road w
captured six cannon and 10 machine
guns. In Kobryn Pass we took 1,100
prisoners, including full staff of the
bolshevik Thirty-seventh division, with
four canon and 12 machine guns.
"On the southern front, east of Leon
pol, bitter fighting is in progress."
PARIS. Aug. 27 (By the Associated
Press) The Poles continue to ad
vance along the east Prussian fron
tier. Notwithstanding aJl their efforts,
the red commanders have failed to. in
still in the . bolshevik troops enough
courage or energy to resist the Poles,
who after a, few hours of almost de
sultory fighting, tpok possession of the
Ossovettf, . forts, opened a passage
across the Bobr marshes and reached
the Augustowo Lakes east of the East
Prussian frontier, thus gaining com
mand of the whole of the southern side
of that frontier as far as Augustowo.
The reds driven back on the line of
Augustowo-Grodno are in a good de
fensive position on account of the for
ests and marshes which cover it. It is
difficult for the Poles to attack front -ally
owing to the nature of the ground
and that the flanks of the enemy Test
on the west of the German frontier and
east on the Nieman river. , The soviet
forces are concentrating in this region
with , the object of stopping the Polea
from extending their line eastward.
LONDON, Aug. 27 The first day of
mobilization of soviet workers of Pet
rograd for the struggle against the
Poles and General Wrangel produced
three quarters of the required names,
says a wireless message from Moscow
today. The workers expressed readi
ness to proceed to the font-
In Moscow, the best workers also
were mobilized.
Soviet May Fall
vices from Petrograd to th Ber
linake Tidende state that condi
tions in that city are becoming
critical and that the fall of the so
viet government appears im.-ninen.
Information from the front, to
gether with the desperate economic
situation, is believed to be respon
sible for the discontent prevailing
in that city.
All freedom fo trade has been
prohibited, says the report. Many
shops have been closed and val
uables seized. It is further stated
that the bolsheviki have punished
demonstrators by shooting. Ex
citement within the Petrograd
- garrison is increasing.
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