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NUMBER 11.544. WASHINGTON. THUHSDAY EVENING. MAY 27. 1920. lata* Wil Stotf hic?] ?w.?WiJ
Prominent U. S. Officials Hold Secret Meeting Here To Boom McAdoo for President
"IUdloaJH Oread Word.
Trv a Mexican Mandate.
A Gambler Diet.
Definite Figures.
J (C?rart?hi.
Willi*? W. Morrow, on* of the
oldest judges on tbo United State a
b*Bch, eikloraing Hiram Johnson,
?oy? hia en emu a call hin a radical,
Juat aa othara of tbo aam? kind
?Hod Lincoln a radical, aixty
years ago.
Tboy called Lincoln more than
? radical." They aaid he waa
living with a black woman and
Wanted to know whether he had
??rriod her. You wilj hear other
thiBt* about Johnson before the
campaign enda, but aa in the caae
i of Lincoln, they won't fool the
Why, by tbo way, ahould the
Word "radical," applied to a Proei
(Aantial candidate, be considered ao
- The definition of a radical la "one
*??* ?ooe to the root or founda
tion; thoroughgoing; unsparing;
?rtrema." ,
IJooant this country need a Presi
dent to go to the root in many
of profiteering, for in
?tanco? Do we not need a Preei
thorough-going, unsparing
tit the last degree? There are
J?h?y roots that need digging up,
todfing out. Hiram Jonnson is
the1 kind of radical to do it, bene
, fltnng the health of the country
If this country must take some
kind of "mandate" to be in the
fashion, why not a mandate for
8Mexico? We have interests there,
id responsibility, because of the
onroe Doctrine.
We have people near us, on this
continent, nearly always shooting
??ch other, occasionally shooting
us, and at intervals murdering
aome old man like Carranza, to
make room for somebody else.
A man wouldn't go a mile down
vie street to put out a fire if the
noose next door were burning,
why not concentrate on Mexico,
fluid let Armenia rely on her
It would cost us more than
?oven hundred millions in five
years to take over the Armenian
mandate. If we have m> much
money to spare, why not spend it
on Mexico, buying agricultural
machinery for the peons, convinc
ing certain Mexican gentlemen
that the United States really is a
nation, and pushing industrial
efficiency, the civilization of Texas
and California, formerly Mexican
soil, a little farther south.
. Mr. Tom Jolly, eminent pro
' Sessional gambler, is dead. He
-was living in fWimnoui- For,
?aid he, "gambler* from the West
Side robbing their customer* and
gamblers from the East Side with
quoer foreign games ruined the
gambling business."
He said something more valu
able, although young gambling
fools will pay no attention, He
said that gamblers, except pro
fessionals, always lose. Nobody
made money but the professionals,
who owned the gambling houses.
Gambler Jolly was famous for
good food, given free, to custom
ers. He provided Virginia hams
eoaked in whiskey barrels, then
cooked in cider. But as one of
Gambler Canfield's customers,
. 'with empty pockets, remarked,
?'You can't eat a thousand dollars'
^rorth of ham."
1 __________
Definite figures are interesting.
You get them from Mr. Hull, of
Tennessee, financial expert in
Congress. The corporations of
'.this country, after paying ALL in
come tax, excess profit, and other
taxes that cause so much weep
ing, earned as their NET PROFIT
in the last four years thirty-four
thousand millions of dollar*.
Thirty-four billions of net profit
in four years is not bad, consider
ing that it means an increase of
thirty billions as compared with
the four years preceding.
Other exact figures are not so
Impressive, but more important.
A woman with many children
went to buy shoes for a child of
eighteen months old. The Bhoes
<weighed about two ounces. The
heels were tacked on. The uppers
did not look much like leather. A
Jeather man who understands
such matters tells this writer that
the material in those shoes "may
have cost as much as twelve
cents." The woman paid $8 60 for
Next week is "Americanization
.Week." Begin by Americanizing
the criminals that rob poor moth
er* through their children.
t The American profiteer, more
than any foreigner, needs Ameri
canizing. Not a week of it, but
about ten years in a Federal peni
The president of the Nebraska
Doctors' Association says: "Pa
tients should be told exactly about
their ailments and never kept in
the dark."
At first glance it seems a virtu
ous resolution. But some fashion
able doctors would lose valuable
pet patients if they told them what
really was the matter with them.
The next step, perhaps, will be
writing prescriptions in plain
English, letting the patient know
exactly what he is to swallow.
The head of the Nebraska associa
tion would give each patient a
signed statement, giving the doc
tor's opinion as to disease, treat
ment, and everything else.
The late Dr. Murphy of Chi
Vago. one of the greatest surgeons
in the world, did that with his
?a taenia. Manx doctors could not
Roper, Wooley, Shouse, and
Movie Man Behind Race
of Ex-Secretary.
Rev. Burris Jenkins Told to Say
Campaign Was Made With
out Expense.
Iateraattoaal News Service.
William G. McAdoo's Presidential
boom was discussed in a secret con
ference here last night by high of
ficials now or formerly connected
with the Wilson Administration.
This was disclosed today by Rev.
Burris Jenkins, publisher of the
Kansas City Post, before the Senate
committee investigating pre-conven
tion Presidential campaign expendi
tures and contributions.
Notables Preaent.
Am?m thooe at tkr Mafntaw bc
aMea himself, Jenkins "aid, were Aa
alataat Secretary of the Treaaary
Joaett Shoaae, Farmer (ommiaaioner
af Internal Revenue Daniel C. Roper,
aa< Interstnte Commerce Commission
er Robert W. Wool ley. Kraak Wll
aon, eaaatcM with the David W.
Grlfath movie eoarera, waa alao there.
Jenkins read a letter tie said he re*
celved from Shouse Inviting him to
placa McAdoo In nomination at the
San Francisco convention.
The letter wan written on statlao.
ery of the Treasury Department
Shouaa waa quoted aa writing In it
that he wanted Jenkins "to be able to
ray there hasn't been a dollar apent
in behalf of McAdoo's candidacy."
J. S. Dorst. State auditor of West
Virginia, Wood's manager In that
State, who followed Jenkins, said
aua, no matter how popular he may
ho, can go lata the tlfty-flve eoaattea
af oar State and make Any campaign
far leaa thaa $1,000 a caaBtr."
"As delegates we feal we are under
a moral obligation to vote for Sen
ator Sutherland on the flrst ballot,
but if Senator Sutherland has no
chance we will all vote for General
Wood," Dorst aald.
"Do you think Senator Sutherland
has a chance of being nominated?"
asked Senator Reed. Democrat, Mis
"Not any mere than I have," Dorst
said amid laughter.
"Then you feel absolved from any
moral obligation to support Senator
"I -wouldn't like to say that."
But for the expenditure of money,
(Continued on Page 2, Column 2.)
It Wan "Medicine," Says Hotel
Manager Where California
Delegates Will Stop.
CHICAGO, May 27.?A freight car
loaded with ?40 cases of "extra dry"
California, champagne bound for the
Hotel Sherman, where the California
delegation to the Republican Conven
tion will make Its headquaters was
aide-tracked today at Needles, Cal., by
Federal prohibition agents. Federal
permit for the shipment of the carload
of wine has been obtained for "med
icinal purposes."
Joseph Byfleld. manager of the
hotel, says the stopping has no con
nection with the fart that the Calif
ornia delegation is to make Its head
quarters at his hotel.
"The shipment of wine for 11s was
to be used for medicinal and scramen
tal purposes." Mr. Ryflcld said. "Since
prohibition went into efTect we have
had a Federal permit to sell wine for
sax-ramental purpoaes to rabbis and
priests and for medicinal purposes to
physicians and drug stores.
afford it. Diagnoses might not
make good reading later.
As to telling the patients "exact
ly about their ailments," there
might be exceptions based on the
powerful effect of imagination on
the body. Some men, if told that
they had cancer, might worry
themselves to death, even though
they had no cancer.
Some men fight better when the
danger is greater. More men lie
down and give up. The doctor,
studying mind an well as body,
should not tell any truth that may
Keep the Ships k
American Hands,
Senators Demand
I AM utterly opposed to selling
any the Government shlpa to
foreigners, either directly or In
directly, or for lorelfn registry.
If the bill now 1b conference by
Any construction would permit
this. It ought to be chanced so as
to remove all doubt on the ?ub
Ject. ,
I AM opposed to the Jones ship
ping bill for the seaaon that I
believe It will perpetuate bu
reaucratic form of control that
will make for Inefficiency and ex
travagance in control of the opera*
tlon of the ships.
I am opposed to the method of
administration as suggested by
this bill, for It glvea tremendous
power to the board and I believe
It unwise to place In the handa
of the board over >3.000,000.000
In cash and In property with such
Inadequate restrictions.
But I also object to It because
It was neither a Government
owned and controlled system nor
a system which will compel or
result In private ownership and
control within a reasonable time.
The bill was nefther "fish nor
Commissioner Morrison's 27,
1 000 Clerks Will Be Replaced
By Enlisted Men.
More than 27.000 civilian employes
of the War Department will be dis
placed by enlisted men under the
terms of the army reorganization bill,
according to a letter which Commis
sioner Morrison, of the civil service,
sent to the Senate today.
The Civil Service Commission says
that the proposed change is really
'"militarizing the War Department,"
and it protests against the breakdown
of civil service standards and the se
lection of men without reference to
their fitness Involved In the change.
The letter states that in the office
of the adjutant general 400 civilian
employes will be displaced by en
listed men; in the office of the in
spector general. 100 will be displaced;
in the transportation department.
12,500; and in the construction de
partment, 6,100.
Inasmuch as the army reorganiza
tion has been agreed upon in confer
ence, It Is not probable that the pro
will be effective. It is understood
test of the Civil Service Commission
that the general policy of selecting
veterans of the world war for civilian
duties in the War Department has the
indorsement of Congress.
Defeat of Begg Resolution By
Committee Discloses Plan
to Postpone Issue.
There will be no recognition of the
so-called Republic of Ireland by the
House of Representatives at this time.
This became evident today during
discussion of the various resolutions
bearing on the Irish question now
pending before the House Foreign
Affairs Committee.
By a 10-to-0 vote the committee de
feated a resolution presented by
Representative Begg of Ohio, which,
after expressions of sympathy with
the efforts of tho Irish people to es
tablish In Ireland a government of
their choice, stated that "the future
pMce of the world will be addition
ally safeguarded whenever It shall be
found feasible, by mutual concessions
compatible with the safety and dig
nity of the great peoples directly con
cerned to establish such a govern
The committee then turned to a
modified form of resolution which
states "that the House of Representa
tives views with concern and solici
tude." conditions In Ireland, "and ex
presses Its sympathy with the aspira
tions of the Irish people for a gov
ernment of their own choice."
A final vote on this resolution will
he taken tomorrow by the committee
Indications point loday to Its favor
able report to the House and favor
'Uli at tlon oa.il ?>> that bodjt
"Snap" Vote In Senate Hotly
Protested By Six
. Members.
"A National Disgrace," Says
SJegel?Hardy Assails
Opposition to the shipping billl,
which would turn over to the
Shipping Trust the Government's
merchant marine of more 1,800 ves
sels, including the twenty-nine Ger
man liners, continued to develop in
both both house* of Congress today.
No Roll Call.
Half a dozen Senators, whose at
tention wu directed to the drastic
and un-American provisions of the
legislation by the Hearst news
papers' exposure, declared snap
Judgment was taken In the passage
of the measure through the Senate.
These Senators said the bill was
rushed to a vote without notice, and
only a few members were In the
chamber at the time. The vote, they
added, was taken about 6 o'clock In
the afternoon, after many of the Sen
atora had left for their homes, and
that there was not a roll call.
Senators expressing these views
were Capper of Kansas, Lenroot, Wis
consin: Polndexter. Washington:
King, Utah; Chamberlain, Oregon, and
Senator Chamberlain, who Is one of
the conferees, waa particularly vigor
ous tn his denunciation' of the effort
to forca sales of tike ships. He aald;
"The people do not want the ships
sold, and it was their money that
built them. They will not stand for
the proposed sales. The only person
who seems to want these ships aoid Is
John Barton Payne, former chairman
of the Shipping Board."
Hsu* Members Are?ed.
Congressman Hardy, Democrat, of
Texas, one of House conferees,
reiterated his opposition to the bill,
and declared he would carry his oppo
sition to the conference.
"It would be a most grievous and
irretrievable error to permit the sale
of these ships," declared Congressman
Slegel. of New York. He added:
"We are looking forward to obtain
ing a greater share of the commerce
of the Bast. South America, and parts
of Europe when peace Is officially de
clared. The merchandise should be
carried In bottoms flying the Ameri
can flag and manned by Americans.
Any other policy means national dis
In the face of this rising tide of
opposition the Republican members
of the House Conference Committee,
In discussing their plans for the con
ference with represantatlves of the
Senate, passed over the sales sec
tions with but little comment.
Crafereea *?( to Object.
Congressman Edmonds. Republican,
of Pennsylvania, one of the conferees,
states that the Houso conferees would
offer no serious opposition to the pro
visions Inserted in the bill by the
Senate. Some minor changea may be
urged, he said, but the general prin
ciple of the Senate will be accepted.
The attitude of Senator Chamber
lain and Congressman Hardy, two of
the conferees, makes certain, how
ever, that there will be a determined
flght in conference to amend the sales
provisions so as to save the Govern
ment's magnificent fleet.
Opposition to the granting of re
lief to the wooden ship builders and
contractors who lost contracts be
cause of change of plans by the
Shipping Board from the building of
wooden ships to the bnildlng of steel
and fabricated ships was raised In
the House yesterday by Congreasman
Campbell of Kanaaa.
It la estimated that under the re
lief proposed In n hill favorably re
ported by the House Merchant Ma
rine Committee thr government would
pay about JIB.OOO.OOO to the disap
pointed ship builders.
Campbell said he waa opposed to
the enactment of such legislation
while the House hesitated In the pay
ment of bonus to the former service
men. "There are fifty Republican
members now opposing the bonus
legislation," he declared. "on the
ground the Treasury can not stsnd
the expense."
"There are more than fifty." Inter
rupted Repreaentatlve Mann. Republi
can of Illinois.
"I protest against this reading of
fifty Republican members of the
House out of their party," said Rlan
ton, Democrat, of Texas.
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nnf prafeaaloaal aaea aad woaaea.
De Facto Governor Offers 100,
000 Pesos for Bandit,
Dead or Alive,
MEXICO CITY. May 27.?Reporta
that Francisco Villa, the moat power
ful rebel chief in northern Mexico.
Is in open revolt against the new
Mexican government* were confirmed
by official advices received here to
A price has been aet upon Villa's
head. Manuel Gameroa. provisional
governor of the Stats of Chihuahua,
haa offered a reward of 100.000 peaos
for Villa's body, dead or alive.
To Avenfe Carruu*.
Government officials declare that
stern Justice will be meted out to
Rodolfo Herrera. the rebel leader,
who treacheroualy killed former
President Venustlano Carranza, and
who was reported to be en route to
thla city under a heavy guard of
troops. ,
Gen. I^aacarao Cardenas reported to
General Obregon that Herrera had
voluntarily surrendered himself to the
garriaon at Coyuia. in the state of
Vera Crua. Orders were sent to Coy
uia to bring Herrera to Mexico City
tnteraatloaal News Servlee.
The Mexican revolution has with
stood the first severe ahocks of the
forces of disintegration. In the opin
ion of officials here, and formal
recognition of the tie facto govern
ment is now merely a matter of daya.
Informal negotiations with that end
In view have already been under
taken. It was learned today, and It la
hinted that recognition might now be
an accomplished fact but for the un
(Contlnued on Page 14, Column 2.)
PARIS. May 27.?The council of am
bassadors has drawn up a note for
tranamisalon to Germany, pointing
out Germany's failure to carry out
the treaty terms for the delivery of
wsr materials and naval documents
and demanding Immediate compil
jgjMMw.U was learned lotlaj.
Inoendlaritm and Fighting Are
Reported From Many
Courthouse, Workhouse, and
Castle at Ballyoonnel ?
Are Burned.
LONDON, May 27.?Disorder*
accompanied by incendiarism and
fighting, were reported from many
points in Ireland today.
The Central News correspondent
at Dublin reported that armed Sinn
Feiners had fired upon a detachment
of constabulary at Ballinach, wound
ing Sergeant Johnson.
Courthouse Burned.
The courthouse, the workhouse,
and an old castle at Ballyconnel were
burned, according to an Exchange
Telegraph dispatch from Dublin. The
barracks at Coolaney were destroyed
also. A protestant church In County
Wicklow was attacked and damaged.
It ts rumored In Dublin that the
government is considering the aaris
abillty of operating trains with sol
diers because of the atrike of Irish
trainmen. ,
IMmsiMasI *?w? ? suite.
DUBUN, May 27.?England pre
poses the "reconquest" of Irelaad
with 100,000 troops, according to as
sertion* made In republican clrciea
today. The British soldiers and con
stabulary stationed in Ireland now
total almost that number, and n
enforcements of troops ?*e coming In
CoL Winston Churchill. British sec
retary of war, admits that there are
about 60,000 British regulars sta
tioned In Ireland, not including the
constabulary. There were 14,000 con
stables In Ireland in 1?1?, and it 1s
estimated that this number has been
nearly trebled in the meantime. The
constabulary Is composed mainly of
ex-English eoldiers.
Sinn Fein leaders declare that "not
even 500,000 soldiers could bring Ire
land into subserviency."
Great numbers of troopships, bring
ing soldiers and munitions, are arriv
ing at the Dublin quays, but the Sinn
Feiners say there ts not a single
regiment here that was recruited In
Ireland, except the Royal Irish Rifles,
which is made up of Unionist fol
lowers of Sir Edward Carson, the anti
home rule leader in Ulster province.
Sinn Feiners declare the system of
blockhouses and barbed wire entan
glements which the war office is said
to be planning throughout Ireland In
an efTort to Isolate certain Sinn Fein
communities would not prove effect
ive. They say that the proposal to
make all Ireland an armed camp
would only Inteslfy Sinn Fein activi
ties out of the blockhouse area, mak
ing it necessary to station a regiment
in every Irish parish.
The curfew order, which was In
augurated in this city by the British
military authorities to protect the
lives of policemen, haa proved a
failure. It Is claimed by republican
leaders. They say there have been
more policemen murdered In broad
daylight during the past four months
than there were under cover of dark
ness in the preceding four months.
At Cork policemen work in batches
of twenty or more. In addition to
being armed with carbines, the police
men are protected by companies of
soldiers. Fven with these precau
tions. the Cork police are described
by the Sinn Feiners as "mere dum
mies," and parts of the city are not
patroled by them.
In Observance of
Monday, May 31st,
Will Not Be Published
on That Day
Tuesday Shopping New*
of Washington's leading
stores will be found in
The Sunday Evening Times
of May 30.
To the Houss of Representative*:
I return, herewith, without my
? l(Dttur?, House Joint resolution
327. Intended to repeal the joint
resolution of April 6, 1917. declar
ing a state of war to exist be
tween the United States and Oer
many, and the joint resolution of
December 7. 1017, declaring a
state of war to exist netween the
United States and the Austro
Hungarlan (orcninent, and to de
clare a state of peace. I have not
felt at liberty to sign this Joint
resolution because I cannot brine
myself to become party to an ac
tion which would place Inefface
able stain upon the gallantry and
honor of the United States. The
resolution seeks to establish peace
with the Oerman empire without
exacting from the Oerman gov
ernment any action by way of
setting right the Infinite wrongs
which It did to the peoples whom
it attacked and whom we pro
fessed It our purpose to assist
when we entered the war.
Asks Pei lliat ^atstlsa.
Have we sacrificed the Uvea of
more than 100.000 Americana and
ruined the lives of thousands of
othera and brought upon thou
aanda of American families an
unhapplneaa that can never end
for purposes which we do not
now care to state or take further
steps to attain? The attainment
of these purposea is provided for
in the Treaty of Versailles by
terms deemed adequate by the
leading statesmen and experts of
all the great peoples who ware as
sociated la the war against Ger
many. Do we now not care to
Join In the effort to seeurs them?
We entered the war most re
luctantly. Our people were pro
foundly disinclined te take part
In a European war, and at last
did so. only becaaba Ikey became
convinced that it could not la
truth be regarded as only a Euro
pean war, but must be regarded
as a war in which civilisation It
self was Involved and human
rights of every kind as against
a belligerent government. More
over, when we entered the war
we aet forth very definitely the
purpoaea for which we entered,
partly because we did not wish
to be considered as merely tak
ing part in a European contest.
This Joint resolution which I re
turn does not seek to accomplish
any of these objects, but In ef
fect makes a complete surrender
of the rights of the United States
so far as the German govern
ment ia concerned.
Sileat ea War Clalsss.
A treaty of peace was signed
at Versailles on June 28, last,
which did seek to accomplish the
objects which we had declared to
be in our minds, becauae all the
great governments and peoples
which united against Germany
had adopted our declarationa of
purpose as their own and had in
solemn form embodied them in
communications to the German
government preliminary to the
armiatlce of November 11, 1918.
But the treaty as signed at Ver
sailles has been rejeced by the
Senate of the United Statea,
though it has been ratified by Ger
many. By that rejection and by
its methods we have In effect de
clared that we wish to draw
apart and pursue objecta and in
terests of our own. unhampered by
any connections of Interest or of
purpose with other governments
and peoplea.
Notwithstanding the fact that
upon out entrance Into the war
we professed to be seeking to
assist In the maintenance of com
mon Intereats, nothing la aald In
this re?olutlon about the free
dom of uavigatlon upon the aeas.
or the reduction of armaments,
or the vindication of the rights
of Belgium, or the rectification of
wrongs done to France, or the re
lease of the Christian populations
of the Ottoman Empire from the
Intolerable subjugation which
they have had for so many gen
eratlona to endure, or the estab
lishment of an independent Pol
ish state, or the continued main
tenance of any kind of under
standing among the* great powers
of the world which would be cal
culated to prevent In the future
such outrages as Germany at
tempted, and In part consummat
gees Blow to Dlgalty.
We have now In effect declared
that we do not care to take any
further risks or to aasume any
further responsibilities with re
gard to the freedom of nations or
the sacredness of International
obligation or the safety of Inde
pendent peoples. Such a peace
with Germany?a peace In which
none of the essential Interest*
which we had at heart when we
entered the war la safeguarded- -
is. or ou*ht to be. Inconceivable,
is Inconsistent with the dignity of
the United States, with the rights
and liberties of her citisens. and
with the very fundamental condl
tlona of civilisation
I hope that In these statements
I have sufficiently set forth the
reasona why I have felt It Incum
bent upon me to withhold my sig
The White House.
27 MLajr, l*-0.
Germany and Austria Must Pay
for War Crimes, Says
Executive. ,
Versailles Pact Puts Obligations
Where They Belong, He
President Wilson today vetoed tbs
Knox resolution declaring the war
with Germany and Austria at an
The President declared he could
not approve at this time snch a reso
lution, which would place "inefface
able stains on the honor and gal*
lantry of the United States."
The President stated that the
resolution sought to establish peace
with the German Empire without
exacting from the German govern
ment " reparation for infinite wrong
which it did to the peoples whom it
attacked., and whom we professed
to assist when we entered the war."
"The attainment of these pur
poses was provided for in the treaty
of Versailles," the President added.
The Presidmt declared that the
Joint resolution would be "a com
plete surrender of the rights of the
United States so far as the German
government is concerned"
Senate Foreign Relations Com*
mittee Rejects Plan By Vote
of Eleven to Four.
The Senate Foreign Relations
Committee this afternoon, by a vote
of 11 to 4, reported a resolution to
the Senate "respectfully declining"
to grant the authority requested by
President Wilson, to accept a man
date for Armenia.
Whet Resolution Provides.
The resolution. Introduced by S?na?
tor Brandegee, provides "that ths Con
gress hereby respectfully declines t*
the Executive the power to accept a
mandate over Armenia, as requested
in the message of the President dated
May 24."
The report of the Foreign Relations
Committee will not go Into the ques
tion as to the reasons for declining te
accept the mandate, the question ba
ing left open for argument of the va
rious phases by members of the com
mittee on the floor of the Senate.
Senator Hitchcock, Democrat. sru#
gested that the committee make a de
tailed report and not decline in "uuch
a Summary manner." He was over
The full Republican membership of
the committee voted In favor of th?
report. Senator Shields. Democrat, of
Tennessee, voted with the Republlo*
ans. Senators Hitchcock. Williams.
3mlth of Arizona and Plttman, Demo
crats, voted against the resolution.
Senator Ix>dge. chairman "of tha
Foreign ReJatlons Committee, pre
sented the resolution in the Senate, <
explaining that It will be taken up
as soon as the appropriations confer
ence reports are dlKposed of which
probably will be early next week.
The report of the Haboard commis
sion sent to Armenia will be made
part of the record.
May 27.?By unanimous
vote the convention of
anthracite miners here
this afternoon rejected
Secretary of Labor Wil
son's plan of wage settle
ment with the operators.

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