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Tar me..n..a.u Psa[p+1s iuld 0iW B. *to *at"M hM L N. Ann= O uiE iwt an' oether mu SAmsedmos is messmatefmg Nbeakte. The m say OW Vw Uas upevery railreed ia SUlted , Maes eesept Eary !'d% senread. He raised wages taed rats lastead ef areduig wases pbfite "a& w itis not fit -ee manage rairoa.,het deas a club to force the be hak, a Pesident, intervening mediation. The city of well ipwed by Its au ind ,will provide fleets of, tracks to ity oNew T&k says it eamm.andeer all food sop sad ration the inhabitants shp Z would be tied up, foreign commerce and all in commerce brought to a saadgl-and all because rail bad owners, borrowing money surious rates, exploiting roads for the benefit of in frbuiness d with eache on a non a inent, wasteful basis, de amand t their men accept a eut in waga with a vague t9 educe railroad rates The President knows, as do the Attorney General and every thnyk roan, that there is some thing more threatening on the orison than an ordinary "great " This country is sick needs care, not a first-class inlalr fight. It should not all that is involved in a na tional industrial convulsion for the sake of a few individuals * t control the railroads or of o and a half millions that work for railroads. When the late war began, the !ration took charge of affairs, told railroad owners and work ann what they must do. This thretsang strike might pro dues within the nation a war mach more serious than the war Jst ended. The Government should take charge of. the situa tin and do it now. There houldn't he any quibbling or about hkssig without wtally saying Add t. the flie or lions of discontented e plo two and a half million well seganised fighting railroad men and there miay come, trouble tsmnpoarly beyond Government wosntroL. Those responsible should study blglmld's methods, the infinite patience and tact of her govern unent under similar conditions. sallugr with English workers. have experienced statesmen educated men that know s jhard to put out a fire once It is wrong for two and a half Million workreen to tie up and threaten a hundrid millions, even with their living, their future, at stake. It is infinitely worse for a handful of railroad own er, with dividend., hoped-for ,rdtonly Involved, to say, as Ihiare saying: Wehmse got to beat these porkmsn sooner or later: we mnight as well do it now while times are bad and freight busi ass dull. The public must take its medicine and do our fighting for as If It wants railroad serv Thke National Government shouldI et the nation when it is endfrom outside, or inside. And this railroad strike, voted by the aen and snot much disturbing ghe ,widroad owners apparentlyt, is * great natonal menace. T hoe re s.sble for it are encouragqers of isonder, reckless of the general pube's twel , breeders of an andh feeling. UBthL sides know that a strike of this kind fought to a finish will not be fought without violence. Such a strike would involve great destruction of life and property. It would cost the nation more than theamount the railroads would saein ten years if they won their ~ rk, and it would cost the rail rndemoe than~ they would save. Railroad rates and wages, rail eatrol itself, all questions Spublic welfare, the Gov controlled in the inter ,ational war. The Government has righ t to stand aside, no matter re its sympathies may be, In an industrial civil war. That is what it means when two and a half maillion organised men declare war against twenty thousand mil iion organised dollars. The emergncy and the danger are too getfor any discussion as to rights and wrongs involved. iroad rates have been grossly adrailroad wgshave been enormeusly increased. And there rasetto be an adjutment. chant, manufactrer and wdrker is involved, where the food supply of children may be cut off and a period of reconstruction changed suddenly Into a rod of panic g- asgrohy, nel h owners *..n.... rn m 8, anIm. 4 Rim le ;qF, NUMBER 12,044. W TON, iDNY IVUNDI, Oman 17, 191: THEE CENT * * Klan I SIMMONS BRANDED FALSIFIER ATINQUIRY Lawmaker Jnterjects Charge as "Hooded" Chieftain De fends Illness. A clash between Chairman Camp bell, of the House Rules Committee, and Imperial Wizard William J. Simons today caused a scene when hearings on the Ku Klux Klan were resumed. Simmons was in the midst of a protest against alleged statements regarding his physical condition which occurred at the previous meet ing of the committee. When mention ed by Simmons, Mr. Campbell in ter~fected. ;False, Says CampbelL "If A te rest of what you have Z" giving us something we don't at,' eedCampbell. E I ' fio such statenent," de clbred bell, after Simmons had intimated the chairman looked upon hi collaps. as a "cheap theatrical ef fect." Campbell then entered into a denial of Simmons' statement regarding an alleged conversation between himself and one of the Assistant Attorney Generals. Simmons, who was making a pre liminary statement before the com mittee. bresented an affidavit from his physician, Dr. William J. Man ning, showing his condition. "1 am not seeking sympathy," de clared Simmons. "I want only ius tioe. It has been reported to me that when I collapsed last Friday one of the Assistant Attorney Generals Jumped to his feet and exclaimed, 'This is just for cheap theatrical ef fect. I had expected this for several minutes." The Assistant Attorney Gen eral then had a brief conversation with the chairman of the committee." It was this statement that Chair man Campbell denied. Caled Insult. While the conversation between Simmons and Cazhpbell was in progress, Congressman Rodenberg, a member of the committee, made some remarks about Simmons "insulting" the chairman of the committee. "I have been entirely fair to you, Mr. Simmons," continued Campbell. "I stated to those assembled here the next morning that you had a physical collapse." Simmons answered Campbell by as serting the chairman had treated him fair. "I don't see why you bring up your' protest with such a blare of trump ets," declared Campbell. "If you think you have fairly brought the matter before the cobmmittee yo'ur judgment is different from that of any other man." The p rotest of Simmons against re ports that his collapse was a fake and his subsequent statement of dental nsarly caused Chairman Campbell to decline to hear him further. Simmons. however, was permitted to proceed. Attacks N. Y. World. Colonel Simmo4 attacked the New York World, saying that it showed a disregard for truth in its articles on the klan and tha~t it had violated the United States copyright laws in its republication of portions of the klan rituals. He attacked the character of Robert HI. Murray, a correspondent of the World. He said Murray 'had been .a Mexican propagandist, who had been ordered out of the American embassy by Henry Lane Wilson several years ago. He also accused the World of Mexican propaganda. He made the further charga that the World commercialized its "expose" on the klan. Simmons then attacked the I-earnt paperdE. He branded their statements that the klan had a $,000,000 4Jucome or that he lived in a $1,000,000 palace. He maid: "Hearst has our complete record. We also have his," and maid he want ed a full investigation. SNexi Viza r VICTIM OF R AND 2.GIR JEAN MUNBO>D. twenty-seven years old, asidstant director of screen comedies, resid ing in Los Angeles, died suddenly under mysterious circumstances Sol lowing a rum party. Mildred Bell win, twenty-six years old, known on the stage as Billy Deslys, and Frances Stewart and Jean Munroe, aged twenty-three and pretty, were arrested, charged with susplolen of murder, but have sinoe been re leased. Stein was mentioned as a probable witnes in the Arbuckle case. AX BY SUITOR "Killed Her Because She Re pulsed Me," Negro Says in Confession. "I killed her because I loved her!" That was the explanation made this morning by Walter George Edward, colored, forty years old, after he had hacked to death with an ax Cora Withers ,thirty-five, also colored, serv ant in the home of Mrs. Lee B. Mosher, 2945 Newark street north west. "I was jealous of her and I became crazy mad when she repulsed me this morning," Edward continued in his confession to Lieutenant Giles, of Ten leytown precinct. According to the police. Edward was chopping wood in the yard of Mrs. Mosher's home, while the Withers woman was at work in the kitchen. Edwand is said to have suddenly run from the yard and attacked the wom an, literally chopping her to pieces. After attacking the woman, Edward did not attempt to escape. Residents of the neighborhood seised him and telephoned the police. Lieutenant Giles made the arrest. It was savi that had Edward wanted to escape he could easily have done so before Giles arrived. At the Tenleytown station it was said a policeman was sent to the scene as soon as one could be found, but that because of the large territory the police of that precinct have to cover it is not always possible to dispatch a man immediately to make an Investi gation. The woman lived at Si. D) street northwest, and Edward, who is held at Seventh precinct, lives at 2502 Mo zart place northwest. HAYNES TO DIRECT RUM CLEAN-UP IN CHiCAO CHICAGO, Oct. 17.-An army of United States prohibition agents is expected in Chicago within two weeks, it was announced today, to "mop up"~ the flow of bootleg liquor here. Prohibition Commissioner Haynee, it was said, would come here to take charge of the drive, The clean up here will follow similar cam paigns in New York and Pittsburgh. Two Die In Auto Crash. OLOVERSVILLE, N. Y., Oct. 17. -Mrs. Mary Grantler, seventy year. old, of Ames, was killed instantly, and Harvey Dingman, sixty-seven, of Fort Hunter, was fatally hurt, dlying in en Amster1dam hospital. when an automobile wan struck by a faist New York Central train at the Tribes Hill crossing yesterday. : Sunc 1 * * (in Ch UM PARTY L SUSPECTS ft= 3ULTWIN. AL TELflN, FEDERAL CHECKS STOLEN AT LEAVENWORTH PRISON The theft of 150 blank dbecks from Leavenworth Federal pria and the successful passing of about twenty of them on various Middle West banks haa resulted in the arrest of two men in Tulsa, Okia.. according to Avices received, here today by the secret service. The men arrested in Tulsa are Roy Wortham and Harold Haley. The checks were passed in Chisao St. Louis, Joiet, Ill.; Michigan City. lad.; Springfield, Mo.; Terre Haute and In dianapoisa. The Secret Service learned that a man posin~g as George S. Bates and carrying a fake Govnment prison geard badge, and, as well, a file of Identification letter. addressed to hims self, bad cashed the checks. The armounts varied from $160 to $376 each. Whether or not the men arreste had been prisoners in Leavenworth, or were visitors to the prison, baa not been disclosed. THREE DEAD, SIX HURT IN DALLAS HOTEL FIRE DALLAS, Tex.. Oct. 17.-7'brs persons are dead and six others in jured as the result of a fire which de The hotelma occpie by about thirty persons, almost all of whom were asleep when the fire broke out. Roomers who found themselves traped ndon the second floor sooda Many jumped. RUSSIA SENDING WAIFS FROM FAMINE DISTRICTS RIGA, Oct. 17.-The central exec Russia has Awre 26on~ f@.P~ re frthe famin ones, saida chlren are bein snt to erman and England. GIRL'S SPINE FRACTURED IN FALL, TWO MEN HELD BOSTON, Oct. 17.-Miat Ethel Bu torious, apparently about twenty year ol, iidying in City osia today lying in a yard in the Back Day district. It is believed shes fell or was thrown from a window. Two men are lheld in connectIon with the ease. N he iru hses abelieved to be In lav * * ish Wi DEALERS BE HA ASKEDFOR SCHOOL.S meators Promise Relief After Bailou Tells of Crowding Pupils in "Firs Traps." A demand for a $10,000,000 school building m for the Distriet of was voiced by Besator Utah the open ethe "4e nr Washington. b dltl s WOn aan t oftesho Kn, -ee-se nRe. Revelateans made by Superintend ent Ballou induced Senator King to sey that aperae ongress uise sponsble for this sheockn state of affairs. There Is something wrong sotewbee and we must get to the bottom of i." A further propesal waan tad that the muboommnttee invite the House District Commite to apoint a sub committee to sit with it during the hearings and then are upon united "t ould be wiling to fight this matter out with the Appropriations Committee of the De and Sen. ate" Senator ,cig declared. "in view of what Superintendent tel lou says It is apparent Justice has not been done the school. here for many years... "It's a crime the way children in the schools here are being treated." Senator Capper, chairman of the subcommittee, sai. "I hop. some ing comes out of the nvest ation to help the District of Columbia." B Answers Charges, Supritedent Dallou. In his state ment. dealt forcefully with all the -harges made against him and the municipal architect's office. He dwelt at length on' th' changes of plan in coanetion with the Eastern High Scheel, and showed that most of them were necessary. With regard to the emergency building program, he de clared It never was contemplated that the structures would be completed be fore Septmazr. ing. Auperl a it Rojion said the IC GRI th Cot WHO BC NDLED, I NO DNGER OF FAMINE IN CAPITAL Motor Truols Will Supply Wash ligton WIi Food and Fuel, Corn missioner Declares. Washingtonians should not be come paniky on account of the inspe ng ailroad strike. This is the advisi gives today by Cuno H. R ---eut of the od the fuel ' food in the city, Conis. i ford tt tim arrives so m def nite a will be takdr by the authorities to ward it off. Plenty of Food. At the present time there is suffi cdent fuel and food to take care of the ctty for some time, Commissioner Ru dolph said, and there is no need of rushing out and trying to buy enough food and fuel to last all winter. Commissioner Rudolph said that the last advices he had from the Center Market cold storage warehouse were that it was filled to capacity, and the reports he has received from the coal merchants are that there is ample supply Or the needs of the people of Washing on for some time. "Washington will not feel the effects of a railroad strike as much as other cities, no matter how prolonged it may be," Commissioner Rudolph said to day. "With the good roads between Washington and the nearby large cities, we could get into the city any amount of food stuff we required. Much of it is now being transported by motor truck, and the roads can stand any added tonnage that will be brought on them. * t ries to the prices of foodstuffs or coal beyond the reaonable margiu of profit, we will find a way to deal with him." No Profiteering Likely. The Commissioner said that from his long experience among business men of Washington he did not believe they would take advantage of any situation such as would be brought about by the proposed railroad strike, and while there might be isolated cases, he was sure that public opinion, in addition to any available legal steps, would put an end to it. TRUCKS BEING MOBILIZED FOR STRIKE EMERGENCY CHICAGO, Oct. 17.-A gigantic motor transportation fleet to being mobilised here today in preparation for a railroad strike. More than 2,500 trucks will be or ganisedf tocaful and toodstuffs. strike will affect ohly a few industrial plans here because operation has been on a small scale. Raw goods have been stored, they say. ARMAMENT DELEGATION TO MEET NEXT FRIDAY The next meeting of the American armament delegation will be held next today notifed his clleages, lHu Root, Senator Lodge and Senator Underwood, to meet with him at that time. Strauss ComIng to U. S. BERLIN, Oct. 17.-Richard Strauss, the composer, will sail from Cher bug for Amerca in a shor time Unte States for which he aread has ontracts guaranteeing him a re turn of $30,000, iide Story ol sia. by Scoti ig. Gar OST PRI( WUDOLPB Threatened Rail Strike Situation Seen At A Glance Her, are the high lights in today's railroad strike situation: Chicago-Factional rupture is threatened in union ranks. Heads of some of the eleven subsidiary unions (membership 1,680,000) de mand assurances that chiefs of "big four" (membership 320,000) will not act indeendently of them on important strike question. Mer chants and shippers preparing fleet of motor trucks for trans portation purposes in event of a tie-up. Wahington--Postoffice and War departments co-operating on plans to keep the mails moving at any east. The public group of the United States Labor Board sug gests as plan to avert strike that carriers cut freight rates eom mensurately with the wa e reduc tions akeady granted -t unions mealws to with raw strike ed..Phere ''ill be in tuti beck" W' G. Lee,.sei 0Ao te brotherhood of Rail road Trainmen, announces on his arrival to attend conference of "big four" tomorrow. Warren S. Stone, grand chief of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, says pro sal of public group of Labor Board to avert strike is a joke." St. Louis-"Not feasible,' says Benjamin B. Bush, president of the Missouri Pacific, discussing the public group's proposal. AUTO CORPS TO AID CAPITAL If TIE-UPCOMES Branch of Home Defense League Will Be ReadyWith 300 Motor Cars. While the Distr'et Commissioners have not As yet conferred with offI claim of the Motor Corps of the Home Defense League, It is understood 'that the latter are prepared to meet any emergency .that may arise in the Dis trict due to the threatened rail strike. W. Pearce Raynor, commander of the motor corps, stated this morning the 300 members could commandeer as many automobiles and at least seven ambulances In case of trouble or a food tie-up in this city. Thirty mo torcycles also could be quickly brought into action. It also was stated by Mr. Raynor that many of the members could com mandeer a score of automobile trucks to be used in the transportation of foodstuff and milk, as well as coal, to resident. of Washington. "The 200 members could work in four shifts, placing am many as Sev enty-five cars in service for the trans portation of food and milk," said Mr. Rlaynor. "E~ach member of the motor corps, by reason of his membership. can be called upon at any time for any emergency of sufficient gravity." In the motor corps are two comn panie. from the Kiwanis Club: two from the Rotary Cluh; two from the City Club; two from the Automobile Trade Association; one from te' Op timist Club: one from the lhard ofr Trade; one from the Chevy (Chase Club; one from the Washington C'ham ber of Commerce. and two from Almas. Temple. There are four other comn panies, named tn perpetuate the names of Policemen McKimmie, Armstrong. Wilson, and Dlunnigan, who we're kill ed in the peerformance of their duties. Each company has its captain, and there are three inspectors-ioward ,9. Fiske, Charles W. Aufenthia and J. W. Thompson, SFrench Mil and Yard In ripbel ES TO WARNS RATE CUT PROMISE IS CALLED JOKE NO1 Engineer Chief Assails Labor Board PIan-Can't Turn Back Now, Say* kea By WILLIAM 3. )USKE, rIat.e--.I New se.ese CLEVELAND, Oct, 17-"The proposal by the public group of the Railway Labor Board to con vert present and prospective wage reductions into lower freight rates is joke number one that the ail way executives are attempting to play upon the, public," declared Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, upon his return bare this morning. Two Leaders On Gre nu, "Leaders of the union will be in constant daily cotference until the strike issue is definitely and finally settled," Stone continued. "We have taken this step with our eyes open, and the next move is not Up to us. As far as possible, however, we .Al safeguard the rights of the p~bllo." With the arrival of Stone, twoef the five men who will actively direct the strike are now on the ground. The other leaders are expected to ar rive during the day. "There will be no turning back; we are going ahead with our plans for the greatest railroad strike in the world's history." today declared -W. G. Lee, president of the Brotherhood of Ball may Trainmen. Conference Tomorrow. The hour for the beginning of the conference tomorrow which will formulate plans for the oonduot of the strike depends upon the arrival of W. S. Carter, president of the Brother. hood of Locomotive Firemen and En gtnemen; L. C. Sheppard, president of the Order of Railway Conductors, as i T. C. Cashen, president of the Switch men's Union. from Chicago. Lee arrived in Cleveland yestedy and was busy throughout the day supervising the sendlng out of last minute instructions to the general chairmen of his organization by wire and mail. Stone Arrived Today.' Headquarters of the order of rail way~ conductors, now located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and of the switc'hmen's4 union, now at Bufflo. will he temporarily removed to C'levelani. in order that all five of the executives mny he available for Immediate counsel upon any develop ment. "We have abandoned hope for a peaceful se'ttiene'nt," Lee said. "There may he some man with power enough to avert the conflk't, hut I do not know bow It is to he accomplished. The railway exceeutiveu have rejected our proposals for a conference and in the free of our appeal have made plans for further wage reductions." Htrike orders already Iisued, It was learned, enn ('nly be recalled by the sending of a code message, already agreedi upon, instructing the 500 gen eral c'hairmeIn of the brotherhboode scattered throughout the oeuntry, that the strike has been called off. ligt~ hop' that President Harding maty be able through his personal in t.-rveti on to re'open the disputed que. tion nnd hold a "get-toget~her" co litary Plot vestigator.