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Tkrr?tninit weather* probably rata tonight and tomorrow) wirairT to aLght. Tfaprrator* at 8 a. n>.. 5.1 dr*rrf?. for mal tcaaperatare far Oc tober 21 for the laat SO Teara SS dr*reea. INAL EDITION NUMBER 11,328. Published every evening (Including Sunday) Entered as second-class matter.at the poatofflce at Washington. T>. C WASHINGTON. SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 25, 1919. (Q*n| W?D Street Pricw] PRICE TWO CENTS. Today A Little Book, $100,000. Trench Guns and Love. Wanted, an Evangelist. By ARTHUR BRISBANE. (Copyright, lilt.) Ia Philadelphia, yesterday, a who wanta his name kept ' secret paid 1100,000 for a small ?M book?* new record price. The ' hook, seven inches long, five and ? quarter wide, half an inch thick, was published in 1690, and con tains nine plays by Shakespeafr. The man who bought it will en Joy it, for he will be able to say, S"I paid 1100,000 for that little book." and his friends will exclaim appropriately. Other things could have been done with a hundred thousand dollars. The man might have given away to young readers five hundred thousand books contain ing Shakespeare's complete works, cheaply printed. He might have invested the money at six per cent, using the income to give away thirty thousand copies of Shake speare each year forever. However, all things are dono wisely. The mania of collecting helps to scatter money, taking it out of large piles and spreading it around without waste of human labor. It ia better to have a man say "I paid 9100,000 for that little book" than to have him point to a dozen well fad flunkies with powdered hair, satin breeches and ulk stockings, saying, "I spend eae hundred thousand dollars yearly un thoee and other human beings, to have them do nothing but wait on me." Mr. Rockefeller, jr., is head of the committee representing the pu'jlic to see what can be done about bringing the dead labor con ference to life. His job ts to ni^ke labor and capital love each Oldff Meanwhile, "trench gun3," -vjiich are shotguns sawed off for quick handling, have appeared on th? streets in Gary. The trench guas are intended to make labor R8SPECT capital, whether it LOVES capital or not Tfie Government Bureau of L?bor Statistics says a family of fh? needs $2,2*2.47 a year. This allows tbe wife a hat and a half each year. It allow* $40 for amusement, $772JJ_ lor food. and for clothing $513.7:!. An anmarned woman needs $1,063. and an unmarried man $1,000 to go through the year. At tZJ42 for five people it would take about forty-flvc bil lion dollars to provide for tbe one hundred million people in the ftmed (Mates. Tbe Income of the country ia said to be flf*y bil lions. Wbo spends the extra tl^e til lions? Lloyd Goorge'a government was defeated because from a sweeping till preventing foreigners from Mdk ng a living in England Lloyd Oeorge wanted to exempt French 1*i ng machine pilots. He thou^'it ' ,.ey ought to be allowed to take out licenses and work in En^'.r.tid t Considering what France did to save England in 1914, while Eng land was trying to sjet an army ready, and considering % nat the French fliers did, it would stiem r?a^onable to let them work in England. But the Englisn will not have it so, and Lloyd George's government may go under. It *'?uld not be the first government kilted by stupid Ingratitude. If you can't got sugar or coal let it comfort you to know that both are going from this country to Europe, freely. By agreement with our Government England get# more than 2,000,000,00ft pounds of surar from Cuba. A dispatch from Cardiff says one man has arranged to ship 6.000,000 tons of American coal abroad. Vice President Marshall, an able Statesman that his country does aot propterly appreciate, says "what the economic life of Amer ica needs is not a lawgiver, but an evangelist.'' He thinks employers and employes must learn to love each other, otherwise the situation ia hopeless. The world needed an evaagatist 1,900 years ago. His tory tells you that the evangelist's job ia not a pleasant one. Word oomea from Russia that the Bolsheviks want to surrender and make a deal with the allies. It would include paying the Rus sian bonds, of course, because it is only for the sake of those bonds that outsiders are fighting Bolshe vism. Mr. Goinpers says the trouble with tho Industrial Conference, re cently deceased, was too many lawyer*. Big corporations had their legal sleuths advising them. Yeo could hardlv expert lawyers that live on strife to work very hard for peace. That same Peter the Great could have given Gompere a useful sug gestion. When he visited the Lon ?doii law court, saw all the heads with white wigs and was told that they were lawyers, he said, "Why ?o many layers to create trouble? There are only two of them in Russia, and a* soon as I get home I am going to hang one of them." Cabinet Discusses Policy For Meeting Threatened Industrial Upheaval 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.4. 4>4>4,4>4>*l'4',|'4* ????????? U.S. SENDS SHARP NOTE TO MEXICO FOR RETURN OF KIDNAPED OFFICIAL CABINET TAKES UP COAL CRISIS; PRESIDENT TO ASK PUBLIC AID WAR PLEDGE President Wilson's Cabinet if in pecial session this afternoon con sidering steps to be taken in the ? idis raised by the threatened strike : ut 500,000 coal miners in the bitumi nous fields. The session began shortly after 11 o'clock. It is expected that the President j will issue a statement to the iition | after the cabinet meeting, which , will be in the nature of an appeal to i the public to endure with patience i and fortitude for the benefit of fu ture industrial peace, the hardshins which will result if the miners strike. Called Blow at Government. The threatened coal strike la the be ginning of "a miu attack on con stitutional government." This was the statement made in Administration circlea today. It was stated in White House circlea' that a belief prevails that the public | must make sacrifices now and per- j haps endure some suffering until the | fight is over. The first step on the part of thej Government will probably be a decla ration that the miners are breaking a contract with the Government, it was learned, made with the fuel administration. under which the miners agreed to work until the end of the war or April. J920. I Secretary of State Lansing was III ' with a cold, and was unable to at < Continued on Page 2. Column 1.) TROOPS TO REMAIN IN STRIKE CENTER . i Col. Mapes Denies Soldiers Are to Be Sent to West Virginia Coal Fields. CHICAGO, Oct. 25.-Col. W. B. Mapes, commanding federal troops in the Gary strike district, bA.d today his men will continue on duty there ! for some time. Although mills Kra<l- j ually are approaching their fori'.cr ' production records', tne colonel satd ! there still wax danger of trouble. "Authentic reports'" that 500 sol diers were to be transferred from Gary to the West Virginia distr:ct, were denied by Mape?. The march ing of a body of troops in relieving guards was said by officer* to have been responsible for the rumor. G. 0. P. SENATORS SEEK VOTE TODAY Expect Roll Call on Johnson and Moses Amendments to Treaty. Republican leadera hoped to obtain ? vote on the Johnaon and Moac-a amendments to the peace treaty, equalizing voting atrength within the League of Nationa today. Some de bate ia expected before a roll call la obtained. Following action on these amend ments. individual amendments will be considered, and then reservations will be taken up. STRIKES COST U. S. STEEL ORDERS LONDON, Oct. 26?Because of labor conditions in the United States, orders for steel and tin plate are pouring into 8oath Wales from all over the world. Hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of work is being refused, as the plate makers cannot promise delivery before next spring. One order for tinplate ran into 1,000,000 boxes- China, Japan, South Africa, and continental Europe are all in the market, and, it Is reported, buyers are willing to pay almost any price if early shipments could be assured. Skilled workers are at a premium, and wages are at a high record levels, some workmen making as much as 9100 a week. MADMEN CONFER TODAY! WITH A. F. OF L Railroad brotherhood heads are to meet late today with Samuel Gompera, I president, and other members of the executive council of the American Federation of Uabor. The railroad men, it Is known, are considering affiliation with the feder ation and have been asked to support the steel strike and pending miners strike. Railroad men and miners today sa;d nothing definite had come out of the meetings yesterday of committees representing the United Mine Workers and .the' railroad brotherhoods which i were to discuss nationalization of both industries. It is understood the brotherhoods will not act for i.ie present at least toward indorsing U.e demands of the miners for naturalisation, although the miners have indorsed the Plumb plan. URGES LOYALTY TO LAW BE ENFORCED Senators Take No Action on Resolution Demanding Obedience. Officers of the Federal Government were called upon to take appropriate action "In enforcing obedience to and respect for the the Constitution and the laws," In the threatened coal strike by a resolution offered today by Senator Thomas of Colorado. No action was taken on the resolu tlon. The resolution declared that ths strike would injure or suspend nearly all Industlres and Inflict continued hardship and suffering upon all people and provoke disorder, violence, blood shed and insurrection. It added: "We hereby give the National Ad ministration and all others in author ity the asEurane of our constant, con tlnous and unqualified support in the great emergency confronting us and call upon them to , vindicate the majesty and power of the Govern ment in enforcing obedience to and respect for the Constitution and the laws and In fully protecting every clt iien in the malntainance and everclse of his lawful rights and the observ ance of his lawful obligations. I LANE APPEALS TO PRESIDENT TaQALL NEW IABORPARLEY Secretary of the Interior Lane, who was chairman of the National Industrial Conference, in a letter to President Wilson today, urged him to act favorably oh the recommenda tion of the public group for a new conference. "The industrial conference never really got started," wrote Lane. "It! died at its birth because questions arose which it was not prepared to meet then. Urges Common Sense. "This should not end the effort to go at this business of adjusting dif ferences by good sense instead of force. "Oh, for a few days of real sanity when, with composed nerves and calm Judgment and without bitterness of feeling, we could look at our prob lems and meet them with our tradi tional hopefulness and confidence! "Recklessness is in our blood, a great willingness to take risks that we have no right to take. We will suffer for this spasm of hysterica] self-assert iveness on all sides. "I want to see a new conference of leading minds that will think in prac tical terms, the real ??iincil of na tional defense against tbe kind of civil war which some seem to think another irrepressible conflict." When the public group dissolved (Continued on Page 2, Column 3.) Keeping Up With The Times * A FACT A DAY Washington, October 2fl. To the Editor of The Times: What is the circulation of The Times and how does its :ircu!ation compare with those of the other Washington pa pers? ADVERTISER. The Times is second among the Washington papers in daily circulation. The most recent figures of all Washington papers are in the sworn semi annual statements filed this month with the Post office Department. They show for the past six months: Net Paid Dally Circulation First paper 92,860 A LOSS of 8,783 from April. THE TIMES 59,880 A GAIN of 1,371 over April. Third paper 56,789 A LOSS of 5,039 from April. It is noteworthy that The Times is the only one to show a circulation gain over last April's state ment. "8?ad-Ftalah?d" laundry Touch drj)? ? Star Laundry process that uvea worrv Work, time and trouble.?Advt. ! President Wilson's nomination of John Skelton Williams to be Comp troller of the Currency was ordered unfavorably reported to the Senate today by the Banking and Currency Committee of the Senate. The vote for an unfavorable re port was 9 to 7, and waa on strict party lines. Williams has been hold ing office since March 4 under a re cess appointment Rejected Once Before. Williams' nomination has been pend ing: since the previous seaalon of Con gress, when It waa also rejected. The committee's action, it waa ssld, la based on the belief tMst Williams Is tempermenta.lly unfit for the duties of ths office. No charges of incom petency or (dishonesty are to be made in the comtnittee's report. It is said. Williams' rejection by the commit tee follows a long and bitter fight during which extended hearings were held and many wltneases called. Tes timony centered around the famous Riggs Bank case and officials of this Institution, as well as of other banks, appeared before the committee and charged that Williams had treated them unfairly. Will Call I'p Nomination. Senator Mcl^ean, chairman of the committee, following today's action, announced that he Intended to call up | the nomination In executive session of the Senate at the earliest opportun- i ity. Democratic Senators assert, how evei*, that it would be Impossible to have the Williams nomination consid ered before December, owing to the stress of legislative matters. The vote of the committee was as follows: Against confirmation?Senators Mc (Continued on I'age 2, Column 4.) GRAYSON TO PERMIT PRESIDENT TO WORK Bxecutive Anxious to Get Back to Desk As Strength Increases. "The President had a> comfort able night, and his slow improve ment continues, "Grayson." President Wilson's Improvement has not been greatly retarded by the work he has done in connection with labor troubles, according to the latest word from the White House. His slow gain continues, although he has violated his doctors' prescrip tion of absolute rest during the past two days, and Is now faced with mat ters of great Importance. "The President has had a good day," said the bulletin Issued last night by his physician, Dr. Gary T. Grayson. Dr. Grayson's program for his pa tient will now include a limited | amount of work each day. As the President gains daily in strength his desire to get back to his desk in creases, but Dr. Grayson will 'iandle the check rein until the President nas completely crossed the thin ice of his illness. The report of the public group of the Industrial Conference will go to the President today, and It Is thought pfobable he will shortly act on the suggestion in its report that a small er committee be appointed to work out the Ideas of the conference. Dr. F. X. Dercum, the Philadelphia neurologist, will make his regular weekly examination of the President and "check up" with Dr. Grayson this afternoon. The prohibition enforcement bill will not be sent to the President's sick room until Dr. Grayson's permis sion has been obtained, and there is a possibility that after learning the recommendations of Attorney Gen eral Palmer, the President may let it become a law without his signature. TAKS BELL-ANS BEFORE MEALS aed IM bow Qn* ?ood digestion makes you fssL Aivt The Salary Commissioners' Findings The first detailed account of the find ing of the Congressional joint commis sion on reclassification of salaries ap pears on Page 1 2 of this issue. D. C Oculist Restoring Grey's Eyesight Where English Experts Failed Viscount Grey, of P&lloden, the new special ambassador of Great Britain, may recover hla eyesight as a re sult of a remarkable diagnosis of hta caae by the celebrated Washington oculist. Dr. W. H. Wilmer. Lord Grey, eoon after his arrival here a few weeks ago, placed hlm ?*" ?nder the treatment of Dr. Wil mer. The doctor discovered the am bassador's defective vision, which amounts to partial bllndneaa, was due to an abcessed tooth. The af fection seems to hav resulted in tne creation of a "pigment" wbich seri ously obscures the vision. Dr. Wilmer hopes that the treat ment he has prescribed will remove the cause and eventually will bring the ambassador progressive relief it not an absolutely restored vision. Lord Grey Is able now to read a little with the aid of powerful glaaaei and of course gets about unaiaed. He had consulted the moat eminent eye specialists In Great Britain without favorable reaults. During most of toe war he was totally blind but little by little regained his vision. Colonel William H. Wilmer, Medical Corps, an oculist, of this city who has returned from service abroad with the American expeditionary forces in France, has been awarded by General Pershing a distinguished service medal "for exceptionally mer | Itorious and distinguished service." As surgeon in charge of medical [ research laboratories, air service, A. E F., since September, 1918," says the official citation in hla case, "he has rendered most distinguished service. His thorough knowledge of the psy chology of flying officers and the ex pert tests applied efficiently and In telligently under his direction have done much to decrease the number of accidents at the flying schools In France and have established stand ards and furnished Indications which will be of inestimable value in all future work to determine the qualifi cations of pilolts and observers. "The data collected by him is an evidence of his ability, his painstak ing care and of his thorough qualifi cations for the important work In trusted to him. The new methods, instruments, and appliances devised under his direction for testing candi dates for pilots and observers have attracted the attention and been the subject of enthusiastic comment by officers of the allied services, anif will be of great importance in promo ting the safety and more rapid de velopment of aerial navigation." NAVY WILL RELEASE BIG SUGAR SUPPLY Million Pounds a Month to Be Sold At Hospitals to Daniels' Employes. The navy during the next two months and, If necessary, during the next three months, will release 1,000, C00 pounds of sugar a month, Secre tary Daniels anr.lunced t"Ja. . Because of the limited supply. It will be necessary to confine the sale to hospitals tbro :-rhout the country, and at the rate of wo pound? a week to all persons employed by ihe navy. \ including the mechanics, laborers, and other civilian forces at all navy yards and stations. The sale price will be 014 cents a pound, which Is the actual cost. 81.X YEARS FOR EX-YAXK. NEW YORK. Oct. 25.--Erlc P. Ver rlll, a former army officer, who re cently pleaded guilty to having de frauded the Government of $62,000, was sentenced in Federal court to six years In the Atlanta penitentiary. VISCOUNT ORtr. KNOXVILLE RIOTERS FOUND NOT GUILTY Counsel for Defense Submits Case to Jury Without Comment. KNOXV1LA.E, Tenn., Oct. 26.?A verdict of not guilty was returned today by the Jury In the race riot cases here. The Jury was unable to agree as to Ave of the defentianta. The trial came to an unexpected end Tate yesterday when counsel for the defense submitted the ca.?e to the Jury without comment. THOUGHT WAR ON; WANTED TO FIGHT AUCKLAND. New Zealand, Oct. 28. ?The British dreadnaught Iron Duke, with Admiral Sir John Jellicoe aboard, has picked up two white men and a native un Chriatmaa Island, who threatened a landing party from the battleship with revolvera, believing the sailors to be Germans. They did not know that the war was over, having been cut off from the outekJe world for eighteen months. DECISION TODAY ON GERMAN OPERA NEW YORK. Oct. 25.?Supreme Court Justice Oeigerich is to decide today whether the city shall be per manently enjoined from stopping the singing of German opera here. The opera was produced again last night, with j)olice and uniformed sol diers guarding the door of the theater. MASKED IN RESOLUTION FOR USING OF AiJFORCE The State Department has de livered a sharp note to Mexico de manding the release of William 0. J^ikins, American consular agent, kidnaped at Puebla eren if it i? necessary for the Mexican fowl ment to pay his ransom, Assistant Secretary of State Phillips an nounced today. Coincident with announcement ef the State Department's note, Senator Myers of Montana offered In the Senate a resolution directing that al the armed forces of the United Stales be used to obtain "Jenki**' re lease. Hie State Department today la awaiting anxiously farther advices from Mexico relative to the kidnap ing of Jenkins. Secretary of State Laming t> pressing the matter through the American embassy at Mexico City. Held By Rebels. Jenkins is uld to be held by rebels under the leadership of Krederioe Cordoba and Juan Uberra near Puebla At the Instance of Cordoba, s repre sentative of Jenkins left Puebla yea terday to confer with the bandit leader regarding Jenkins' relaaee ? A State Department announcement o fthe sending of the note demanding Jenkins' release ax id "The Department of State has given Instructions to the American embassy at Mexico City to insist that the Mexican government definitely advise the" embassy what action has been taken with a view to liberation of William O. Jenkins, the American consular agent, who was robbed a*t kidnaped at Puebla and to advise the Mexican government that the Celled States Government expects It to tske effective steps to obtain the releaae of Jenkins unharmed, even though pay ment b> Mexico of the ransom de manded be necessary * No action was taken on the resoia Hon Introduced In the Senate because* of objection by Senator Smoot of Utah. who aaid it coverad such broad ground that time ought to be al lowed for consideration Myers ?? Speak MaaSsy. Myers announced he will apeak oa his resolution Monday and ask in mediate action. The resolution reads in part: "It is the sense of this body that the President of the United States and the Secretary of War should st once use all the armed forces and power of the United States to recover and have Immediately the said Jen kins. alive, or his sbductors dead " PRINCE OF WALES TO SHORTEN VISIT Because of Illness of Presi dent, Will Spend Only Few Days In Capital. Due to the lllneas of President W1V son. the stay of the Prince of Wales in Washington, set for early next month, will be some whet shortened The visit of the Prince. It was ssld by ofrtcisls. probably will correspond in length with that of Kin* Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium, who will ?pend three days here next week. KING ALBERT FLIES TO WEST POINT WEST POINT. N. Y.. Oct. 28.?Ktng Albert of Belgium arrived today by airplane from New Tork. The ma chine landed oh the athletic fleld. ansl he ?n met by officers of the Military Academy. A review of the cadets followed The King was expected to leave on his return trip to New Turk before noon.