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China Will Fly.
Very Foolish Fines.
So D Complete.
WEATHER:
Generally cloudy tonight
and tomorrow. Tcapera
tare it 8 i. m-' 70 de
grees, normal tempera
tare for September 10 for
the last thirty years, 70
decrees.
INAL
EDITION
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NUMBER 11,283.
Published every cvcnlnc (Including Sundsn
Entered aa eeond-elasa matter st tos
postotSe at Washington. IX C.
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1919.
PRICE TWO CENTS,
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By JaKTHUB BRISBANE.
" (Copyright. 1919.)
The President of China says his
aation has a definite aerial pro
gram. Chinese are working at
flying machines, in spite of all
their Shantung sorrow, and hope
good fliers will makeup for had
roads. Bad k not the word for
toads in China, where carrying a
too of freight one mile costs
several hundred per cent more
than in America in spite of the
cheap Chinese labor. Active
brains more than make up for ex-
Seasive labor, although the active
rains do not aways realize it
China's flying program, that
of Japan and other nations, are
vitally Important to the United
jj States. New the real ocean is the
air. Bernard Shaw speaks of
North and South America as two
great island nations dangerously
situated. Every nation is an
island easily attacked through the
air, exposed through the ocean of
air above it.
Once we might have called this
nation secure, for enemies landing
on our coast by steamship would
have a dreary time marching in
land to confer Champ Clark's
Missouri or Lowden's Illinois.
Now give the enemy a, landing
place with his flying machines and
an attack on all American cities
would be simple. Even without a
landing arranged the fliers may
come. For fliers have crossed the
ocean already. Caproni recently
flew with eighteen passengers
over the Alps. The flyiag machine
able to go around the earth is sot
tar away.-
It is none too soon for this
L country to examine the aerial
programs of other nations and
study the best way 'to avoid aerial
attacks. Asiatic flying pro
grams interest us especially
They have material to make the
machinery, reckless men, caring
nothing about death, to handle the
machines, and anybody can make
dynamite.
It is a disturbing thought that
a flock of flying machines built in
the interior of China and Japan
might be dropping dynamite on
San Francisco wee days later, on
Chicago and New York a few
hours after San Francisco's bom
bardment. It takes human beings a long
time to realize great changes.
They went on manufacturing fine
steel armor at Milan long after
pewder and bullets had made
armer worthless. We siaOprob
ahi ? sidWfrg, jMwrrfIj
skips sad aeglectag wn-ifybtg i
navy for years after the perfect
fe ef tse.flyMWomiiW.
.- France and England, lueeding
statesmen instead of politicians,
are spemding hundreds of millions
on flying machines, not fooled by
any peace league milleanium. And
this nation, having been cheated of
hundreds of millions by "highly
efficient patriots" in its six-hundred-million
dollar air graft; does
nothing.
Mother Jones and three other
organizers of the American Feder
ation of Labor are fined $100 each
by the mayor of Duquesne for
holding a meeting of iron workers
without first obtaining a permit.
The organizers had plans for
bettering the workers' wages. Ob
serve that the executive committee
of the United States Steel Corpor
aion, or any other trust, could hold
& meeting in Duquesne or any
where else, to increase prices and
tax the public without having to
get a permit and without danger
of being fined.
In that situation there is a
danger, but not a danger for the
workmen. They have the ballot,
i and with it can adjust their af
fairs. The danger is for the Steel
Trust and similar concerns that
do not read history intelligently,
specially Russian history.
A gentleman laughed when his
barn burned down, "his wife ran
away, his bank failed, all on the
same day. He said he had to
laugh because it was "so damned
complete." .
You may make the best of it,
and laugh about the "damned com
plete" manner in which your
country was robbed by the Pa
trioteers in war.
You remember Kersnsky flour-
ished for a few das rental Bol
shevism got him. Ye remember
the grand Elihu Boot excursion to
Bussia and the fine speeches about
our Sister Republic. Especially
1 you remember the hundreds of mil
" lions sent Bussia by this noble na
tion. The question was often
asked in this column and else
where, "Who got that money?"
Now a Washington investiga
f ' tion shows that the money went
about as far as the corner of
Broad and Wall streets. None as
far as Bussia. It was used to pay
men here that speculated in Rus
sian credits at tremendous rates of
profit
In other words, the little Ameri
can paid taxes and bought war
bonds to pay one hundred cents on
the dollar to American trusts for
the bad Russian debts, and that
was called "nobly helping Russia."
No wonder Bolshevism came in.
The humor comes with the discov
ery that part of the money lent to
Russia struggling for freedom paid
for two hundred thousand pounds
of gunpowder that would not ex
plode. First it was sold to Eng
land. England took one hasty look
amA nflcAf ft an to Russia. It
would not explode in Russia and
came back here.
But you paid for it, m war bonds
ad taxes, in that "noble loan to'
(Caatiaas4 oa Pace 2, Column 5.)
Full Text
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STEEL
PRESIDENT IN
THE LAND OF
RADIUS ON
LEAGUE TR
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By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN,
I. N. S. Staff Correspondent.
BISMARCK, N. D., Sept 10.
President Wilson and his party be
gan today their invasion of the
sections of the. country where it is
admitted "radicalism"' is -well de
veloped. The President was well received
here. He always is. That is not
particularly because- he is individu
ally President Wilson, but because
Presidents live well to the eastward
'and their office means a whole lot
to the average man and woman, and
after all, when the happenings of
the present trip are well considered,
it is the office and not the man that
the people seem inerested in.
Only Speech of Day.
The President's sly speech today
was t be delivered here. The stp
was le be two Hours, then, on to Bill
Ian, 3teRtad iat?tae ceuatry,
gdW Ike TU-m, W. nave fcej
nest, to tell the people the
should he fatfflfid to settle world-,
wide economic affairs and prevent
spread of Bolshevism.
And that -statement is not particul
arly addressed or directed to Presi
dent Wilson. It is a. frank aad free
statement of fact.
Tor instance, when the President
last night, for the first time, ad
dressed a personal appeal to the peo
ple, they "rose to him." There were
many Republicans in the audience.
Some probably did not care about the
President's democracy, but each and
every mother's child did believe In
the United States that is, the United
States of freedom and they accepted
the President's declarations as mean
ing; exactly what they believed in.
ST. PAUL. Minn, Sept. 10. Presi
dent Wilson will not indorse the so
called Plumb plan for regulating the
railroads of the country in anything
like the form it stands.
Following the President's speech be
fore the Minnesota Legislature, there
was considerable speculation and
many direct statements made to the
effect that by this speech he had in
dorsed the plan. There was comment
to the effect that no other conclusion
could be read into the sepech. Because
of this a direct inquiry was made of
the President.
MINNESOTA SHOWS
CONFIDENCE IN
PRESIDENTSWORD
THAT
Unreserved Ratification
OF PEACE TREATY
WILL RESTORE NORMAL CON
DITIONS AND STABILIZE
WHOLE COUNTRY
g JS
By FRAJTK It. LAMB.
Staff Correspondent of The Washing
ton Times.
ST. PAUL, Minn.. Sept. 10.
"Ratification or ruin or rusted."
L. W. Hill, bead of the railroad
system built by his father. James
J. Hill, pioneer railroader and
worshiped in the "blond belt."
"I am for the League of .Na
tions and the principle that
makes the workers a part of the
country, and I know that the
voters of Minnesota have the
most explicit trust in President
Wilson as the great man who
guides in something, now that
the war is over, that will get us
all back to old-time conditions."
Mayor L. H. Hodgpon.
"We want peace which will not
be unmindful of a world regard
for conditions everywhere; but
first we want positive peace by
those who have the best knowl
edge of the Inside of universal
conditions." Governor Burnqulst.
Fear Lattor Usrent.
Those are sentiments here
among a prosperous people. The
labor unrest in this section is
well defined, and the patriotic
citizens know its source. All In
(Continued oa Page 2, Column 6.) i
of Lodge Committee's Report to Senate On Pmce Treaty
Senate Gets Treaty and
Adverse League Report,
Criticising President
Accompanied by a. six-page report, sprinkled with
sharp and bit tor phrases directed at Presidenf "Wilson, the
peace trrai today was submitted to the Senate by the For
eign Relations Committee.
The report was filed by Senator Lodge and represents
the views of the majority of the committee. A 'minority, re
port will be filed by Senator Hitchcock.
Makes Beply to
Senator Lodge, in presenting the
treaty report, grave notice that he will
call it up in the Senate next Monday
for consideration, and will keep it
before the Senate without a break
until it has been disposed of.
Half of the report is taken up with
a defense pf the committee work,
criticism of President Wilson, an
swers to arguments for the treaty ad
vanced by the President and its sup
porters, and condemnation of the
League of Nations as a breeder of
war.
The remainder deals with the text-
Lual amendments and the league res
ervations adopted by the committee.
The demand for speedy action by
the committee was largely the work
of the Administration and its news
paper organs,' the report says, andl
adds that the- same demand was fdls
seminated by certain great banking
firms which had. a direct pecuniary
interest" in early ratification of. the
pact. '
The report also points out that
other nations besidac-ibis one have
not yet ratffled the.irea.ty.
cuing the President on charges
tlat the .committed lacked Informa
tion the report declares that the "re
sponsibility or the senate in regard
to this treaty fs equal to that of the
Executive." and adds that the com
mittee was "hampered by the impos
sibility of securing full information
to which they were entitled."
In meeting the argument that trade
CLOTHING PRICE
DROP PREDICTED
-' i
Retail Dealers in Chicago
Lay High Costs to Labor
Conditions.
CHICAGO, Sept. 10. Delegates to
the convention of the National Asso
ciation of Retail Clothiers here pre
dicted a reduction in the price ;of
clothing- In the near future.
"It's pot to come." said Fred Levy,
of Louisville. "Lower prices are on
the way, and we fellows will sing- the
loudest when the change comes. Men
can't be Induced to part with $75 or
SO for a business suit. The prin
cipal reason for the present high
prices Is the cost of labor.
"There really is not much profiteer
ing inemhes, and what little there
is weHntend to stop."
The opening session was attended
by BOO merchants from every State
in the Union.
Keeping Up With
The Times
A FACT A DAY
4
Said the man in front of
the candy store counter:
"I'm tired of coming in
here every Saturday and
buying a pound of candy
to take home and I'm
especially sore on those
week-ends when I forget
to come.
"I want to place a
standing order for you to
' send a pound of assorted
chocolates to my house
every Saturday afternoon
through the fall and win
ter. Then the famUy's
week-end candy won't
have to depend on my
convenience and memory.
"Bill me for it each
month."
Which candy store in
Washington will be the first
to develop this waiting op
portunity for added business?
$10,000 JC8T JSTESTVD XS SFECIAX.
shirt and collar equlpfinent by Star Laaa
dry to lasur you satisfaction. Adrt.
the President.
relations' with Germany await ratifi
cation, the report Cites export fig
ures t'o show that this trade has been
going on since the armistice.
The claim that adoption of amend
ments would involve resummoning of
the peace conference, the report says
is "groundless." .
Arguments similar to those used in
Senate debates are cited in support
bf the committee amendments to give
this country andufeat Britain ari
equal number of vfjtes in the league;
to transfer Shantung, to China in
stead of Japan, and to halt American
participation in various , commissions
set up in the treaty.
League reservations on . the right
of withdrawal. Article X, the Mon
roe doctrine, and, domestic questions
are next taken up and the report con
cludes: "When we are once caught n the!
meshes of a treaty of alllane, or a
league of nations, composed of twen-
iy-aix other ppwers, our freedom of
othfj p
is gene
action is gene; To preserve- Anierl-
can independence and American
erelgty;'aaerehTbea aerv
welfare-ofniaaklad, "ttrecoran'
SOVr
ofiiraankHd. nhecoratitlie
proposed these amendment and re
servations." .
The report follows:- J
"The treaty of race rlth Germany
was laid before the Senate by the
President on July 101919. Three
days were consumed in printing the
(Continued on Page 9f column 3.)
RUSS GRAND DUKE
FLEES FROM REDS
Brother of Czar Reported
Safe Abroad After Es
caping Prison.
STOCKHOLM, Sept 10. Former
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovitcb,
brother of the former Emperor Nich
olas, who was appointed Regent of
Russia when the Romanoff dynasty
was overthrown, but later was exiled
by the Bolshevllcl. has escaped from
the Bolshevik!, with his secretary and
a sailor, according to an announce
ment made by M. Sossionkla, Michael's
aide. In the Svenska Dagbladet
Michael is said to have made his
adrana In a vn k.- A..it .
the River Haini to ' Irkutsk, from !
which place he subseauenllv xrmtt
abroad, and since has remained in-I
cognito.
In Julv of last year Former Grand
Duke Michael was reported to have
escaped from Term and to have
placed himself at the head of the
new Siberian Government. Another
dispatch said he had been proclaimed
Emperor of Russia nnd was marching
against Moscow with a force of
Ctechoslovaks. Later It was said he
was hiding in Archangel.
(MKilAPED
AS POLICE WATCH
Autoist Throws Bag Over
Victim's Head, Lifts Her
in Oar, and Escapes.
TRENTON. N. J., Sept. 10. Within
fifty feet of Policeman Charles Far
ley a big touring; ear drew alengrslae
the curb beside a young: woman at
North Broad and Allen streets, from
which Jumped the driver, who threw
a bag over the girl's head, lifted her
bodily into the car and sped away.
' For an instant the policeman was
so dazed at the nerve of the abduc
tor that he remained motionless. Then
he commandeered a passing automv
mlle, picked up another policeman
and gave chase, but was unable to
catch up with the stranger.
K. E?. HOUSE RATIFIES SUFFRAGE
CONCORD, N. H., Sept 10. The
house of representatives of the New
Hampshire legislature yesterday rati
fied the Federal equal suffrage
amendment, 212 to 143. The resolution
now goes to the senate. The legisla
ture was convened in extra session
to conslder'the amendment.
344$4'g$4i
AUSTRIA SIGNS
TREATY
NST.GERMAIN
PARIS, JSept 10. In. the absence
of all the elaborate details such as
accompanied the settiag at Ver
sailles, the allies made formal peace
with Austria today. Dr. Karl Hen
ner, Austrian chancellor and head of
bis 'country's peace delegation,
signe'd the treaty at St. Germain at
40:15 o'clock this morning.
.. No speeches were made by the
(Austrian delegates; Premier Cle
snenceaut on behalf cf the allies in
vited the Austrinns to sign in the
sametcrse fashion he had employed
at Versailles before the Germans,
Benner Sigm First
, Chancellor Benner "was- the first
delesrate to sirn. He walrfaftowed by
Henrr White, Gei. TaakrH. Bliss, j
and Frank I. Pc-Ilc, of WA-njerlcan
delegation. .:- ,
AsWa'lrom. $he.,'eace "trealtttl
Auetrlans signed two engagements,
roc
AS GUNS ROAR
iaJrUy,ml-nr- wKioli F?v wl1Mt4ivta V fn
serve tel". ' ..T! "v? . T:i?TZ ...
indicate allied ships lost dUriahe
war which were sunk by the Aus
trians, and another which obliges
J them to .furnish within a month a list
of persona responsible for the war
that the allies may place them on
trial.
The ceremony of affixing: the signa
tures .ended at 11:10 o'clock. French
guards presented arms as Chanceller
fRenner'tnade bis exit.
"Best Looking Girl In
U. S." Seeks Divorce
From British Veteran
LONDON, Sepi 10. A decree for the restitution of
conjugal rights, the first step in British divorce proceedings,
has been granted by the high court of justice in England to
Mrs. Isabel Valle Hope-Nelson, called the most beautiful
American ever presented at the court of St. James, agjainst
James Hope-Nelson, son of Sir William Hope-Nelson
....-. ..
"MOflt BeaUtlllU
Mrs. Hope-Nelson. Miss Isabel
Valle, was declared by Mrs. William
K. vanderbllt several years ago to be
the most beautiful girl In the United
States. She also was brought into
prominence because of her crltielsm
of the 400 in New York when she de
clared that married members of that
set lived in the same homes but main
tained separate apartments.
The marriage of the former St
Louts belle took plaM September 27,
1013, after a trip to Alaska, on which
the then Miss Valle was the guest
of Mr. and Mrs. Topi Rlggs of
Washington. James Hope-Nelson
joined the party. Later he and Miss
Valle became engaged. It was not
until three weeks before the mar
riage, however, that the engagement
became known. It created a stir In
local society because of Miss Vale's
previous outspoken criticism of in
ternational marriages.
One of Mrs. Hope-Nelson's ances
tors was the commandant of the
Louisiana Territory while It belong
ed to France. She first met Hope
Nejeon in St Louis In 191? when he
with two other Englishmen visited
Mr. and Mrs. George Ingraham
Drew.
Received Papal Blessing.
At the time of the wedding in St
Louis, the papal blessing was cabled
from the Vatican at Rome. Arch
bishop John J. Glennon performed
the' wedding ceremony.
Clippings from a London newspa
per received In St. Louis contain a
digest of an examination of Mrs.
Hope-Nelson in the court She tes'tl
fled that, following her marrage, the
couple traveled on the Continent and
then went fo England. That they
have no children. In March, 1914,
they went to Weljsbourno, Warwick
shire. It was in August, 1014, that
her husband obtained a commission
in the army and -was sent to the'de
pot at Dublin,- to which place she
went to Join him. H6 went to France
PLAN
ALL NEW YORK
OUT TO SEE
H0WU.S.W0N;
1ST PARADES
By FBANK J. TAYLOR,
United Press Staff Correspondent.
NEW YOBK, Sept 10. The fcirst
Division, first In France, and first m
battle, was first in the hearts of its
countrymen.
The famous unit, led by General
Pershing, marched down Fifth ave
nue in America's "Victory parade."
. Over ground hallowed by the blood
of their forefathers, who gave their
lives lor American liberty, these 25,
000 young crusaders, whose brothers
gave their lives for world liberty,
tramped through long lines of
massed humanity to- the accompani
ment of resounding caeers. At their
head rode Pershing.
Citx Opeas a Arms, .
"New ybrJc ball ojfened ib armi t
It owSr division the Twency-Seventb
a'- fieyenty-seveBtn, bt tossj
ay- iap- srasiHfwu wynt
welcome .t taese units was
rysiiswowea y" tn reception ac
corded the Plrst. Intermingled with
the' hundreds of thousands of New
"STarkersvrere representatives of every
State in the Union who bad come here
to see- the First and Pershing.
The parade was scheduled to leave
110th- street at 10 o'clock. A few
minutes before that hour Pershing and
(Continued on Page 2, Column 1.)
GlTl Ul U. b.
In January, 1916, and fell ill in June
of the same year, resigning his com
mission, after which he and his wife
went to the Pyrenees. In September
of that year she was called to the
United States because of the Illness
of her father, returning later to her
husband. ,
Writes Pleading Letter.
Hope-Nelson again entered the
army and was demobilized in Decem
ber, 191S, but, she says, according to
the paper, he refused to see her or
return to their home on Mount street
in that city.
In a letter to her husband Mrs.
Hope-Nelson said:
"121 Mount street, Feb. 25. 1919.
"Dear Jim It Is now a very long
time since we have lived together.
Your neglect of me and unklndness
to me and your refusal to give up
drinking has, as you know, made
me most unhappy and has well
nigh destroyed my married life. I
have time and time again begged
you to give up your present mode of
life and to return and make a home
for me, but unhappily so far without
result
"This cannot b n forever, and I
now make this final appeal to you
tn give up your present mode of life
nd come to me or make a home
where I can come to you. Please let
me hear from you. Your Wife."
The following reply was received
from her husband, according to her
testimony presented at the hearing,
as quoted in the newspaper:
"Dear Paddy: I'm so sorry, hut
I can't come back nd live with you.
A you say we have been a long time
apart but we never really pulled
together. Your horses and dogs are
very fit, and Success is almost right
again. Best of luck. Ever. Jim.
While Jhe war was In progress
Mrs. Hope-Nelson obtained the con
sent of her husband's relatives to
train in a French hospital. Her
slster-ln-law. Miss Gladys Hope-Nelson,
was a driver of a Red Cross am
bulance at the front
2a 2a aa, '--
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OF
MOBS LOOT AT WILL
IN BOSTON STREETS
A partial suramary of the crimes
and vieleace la Boston fellews:
Two me shotj-and one stabbed,
the Utter in broad dayliykt n
Summer street;
Women attacked aad beaten In
dark alleys while jeering crowds
looked on;
More than two hundred stores
aad shops brokea into and looted;
lawless gangs roamed about the
city wrecking; property, ringing;
fire alarms, and assaulting citi
zens; Uo relief from the situation may
be expected from the nollee de
partment Superintendent Crawler
admitted today. The superintend-
ent indicated clearly that if the
reign of terror was to be pat dowxr
it would have to be done by force
outside of the department
DER TROOPS
IT TO QUELL
.rrty:
BOSTON. Seat 19. Feariaz that
rlotSsy and looting will break oat
again; as a, result of tfre police strike,
Mayor Andrew 7. Peters called out
the Tenth Regiment o the State
Guard at noon today.
The troops wUl be mobilized at
once, and start patrolling the city
this afternoon. Other regiments may
be mobilized before night
More han 100 stores had shat
tered windows today after a sight
of terror and rioting such aa Boston
never before experienced, as the re
sult of the walkout of the policemen
yesterday evening. Two xnea wera
phot, one probably fatally.
Throughout the night and early
morning gangs of men and boys
surged through the streets of the
downtown business section, in the
North and West ends and in South
Boston, smashing windows, pillaging
stores, holding up and robbing- peo
ple and attacking women. The prom
ised volunteer protection did not ma
terialize. Small bands of inspectors
were rushed to various places where
rioting was in progress.
General Strike Leem.
Labor leaders admit that the city
Is threatened w'ith a general strike
if the police situation is not settled
quickly. Sympathetic action is being
discussed by the telephone workers
and Boston elevated employes, both
of whom were recently on strike, and
stationary firemen and building trades
workers.
A special meeting, of the Central
Labor Union has been called for
Thursday to discuss a general strike.
Mayor Peters, who practically Bad
been told by Police Comlssloner Cur
tis to "mind his own business" when
he sought to intervene in the situa-
(Continued on Page 2, Column 3.)
U.S. TRADE SHIPS
ROCK TO BRITAIN
Average Beaching Fort of
London Grows to One
Daily.
NEW YORK, Sept. .10. The araas
ing growth of the American mercan
tile marine is daily becoming more
evident in British ports, according to
a copyrighted dispatch from London
to the World. In the port of Lon
don alone American merchantmen are
arriving at the rate of one daily. In
two years 1913 and 1914 only two
United States merchantmen reached
London. '
There is now an average of twenty-five
ships flying the American
flag docked t London, aa against an
average of five at any one time in
April, 1919. From July 1 to August
7, thirty-eight days, thirty-eight
American merchantmen arrived here.
It has astonished the dock officials
and dock employes in the port of
London.
This epidemic of United States
ships has affected other British ports
almost in the same degree.
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sea. how fin sood dlsutloa aaakea yea
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BIG WALKOUT
Ci ONLY BE
MUTED BY
fflEPRESH
A strike oC t&e steel iadwtry wll
be called within forty-sight kdW
Rnlees PresHest Wilsos, In tiM
meaatlme, can assure the heads of tk
tweaty-four bsIobs with which the
workers are affiliated, tha there is
soe possibility of a eonf ereace with
B. W. Gary, head of the Uiite State
Steel Corporation.
The- forty-ygkt-ioBr time Bait
dates back to the mtt'mg el the ae
ticnal steel committee yesterday aad
expires -with the, adjownaoeat of tit
xneetiag tossqmw, William Z, Fes
ter, secretary e the subcomralttee,;
explained..
This wm sade plate Ja & tejefrasft
seat to the ErtsMeat at St Pad
MJasw-aa a pmsHc hy the. ie
Ipresideate, i4j . .
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tevt tfce I m ii iiV in S i J
wrstary TwK i&fegrWi f
r i.te JSaraael Qemper wi
readT today (Tuesday J at - mipfflnr
of the presidents of the twjE5fr
international unions In the steel ta
dnstry aad given the seat earefttl
consideration.
"After a long- and earnest dis
cussion of Jt the undersigned wera
instructed to wire yoa requesting a,
more definite .statement as t the
possibility cf an early conference be
ing arranged by your efforts feetwee
the heads of the United States Steal
Corporation and of the unions ia
volva. Conditions Growing? Wars.
"The conditions in.tha industry are
steadily growing, worse, with larsw
numbers of union men being dis
charged arid otherwise discriminated,
against and abused, and It will be im
possible to hold, our men much longer
from defending themselves by strik
ing unless some genuine relief i
vouchsafed them.
"Our meetings will remain. la ses
sion here for forty-eight hears
awaiting your reply before takiag
final action Please send answer to
John Fitzpatrickv chairman of the
national committee."
The telegram is signed, by John
Pitzpatrick. M. F. Tighe, William
Hannon and William C. Foster.
SUICIDE FAD GRIPS
JAPANESE GIRLS
One Young Woman lloats
Bank Books Ashore Be-
fore Dying.
KOBE. Japan. Sept. 10. An epi
demic of suicide among the young
women of Kobe, is causing alarm ea
the part of the authorities. The po
lice are busy investigating the num
erous cases that are brought to their
attention almost daily.
In one day at Uozaki. the body of
a young woman in a bathing suit was
washed up on the beach. A letter
fastened to the dress instructed that
it was a. case of suicide.
Another fastened har bank books
to part of her clothing and set then
afloat on the surface of the pond at
Suma before taking her life.
A third was rescued just as she
was on the point of throwing herself
into the sea at Hlshogan.
SAYS LEAGUE VOTE
WOULD BE TREASON
Declaring that a vote for taa
League of Nations in Its present
form would be "close to treason t
my country," Senator Kenyan of
Iowa, in a speech to the Senate today
answered President Wilson's De
Moines speech.
Replying to the President's charge
that the Senate's .delay in ratifying;
the treaty Is in part responsible for
the high cost of living, Kenyon said:
"Now we are hearing that the high
cost of living Is due to the Senate
delay; also that Bolshevism Is begin
ning to start as & result of the Sen
ate delay. I suppose if there is a
drought in Texas it will be due to
this delay. The great delay has eeea
In the peace conference, and the Sen
ate is not responsible for that. Non
sense, even if uttered by a Presides
still nonsense.
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