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"hitherto unpublished, authentic
Deceived by Baron.
"I am going to stay here (at Spa,
Belgium, Germran general headquar
ters) with my army to the very last
and throw ny life into the balance,"
the kaiser exclaimed to General von
Gontard, his adjutant general, the
evening of November 9, the book
But a tric'ae was played upon the
war lord by Paron von Gruenau, le
ration counselor making the kaiser
believe his troops were mutinying
and might curry him to Berlin aA a
prisoner of time revolutionary govern
nient. Then the. kaiser capitulated.
The book is to be issued to the puL
lie. shortly. What effect the dis
closures will have on German politi
eal life is a ratter of speculatiot,
but the author, in a militaristic rref
ace, gave hi. reasons tur writing the
hook thus'
"I considered It my damned duty
toward my countrymen."
General von Eisenhart-Rothe emt
phasized the Nolume was written
Without "fear or favor," and that It
Is based chiefly on a secrct inquiry
by a "court of honor" composed of
the leading generals and statesmen
participating in the "events of the
fateful NovemueLw days." Ail -tate
meits quoted in the- book .ire ..n file
In the witnesses' handwriting, It is
stated. Part of the story is told in
the kaiser's owtI words, and thus for
the first time a record of events, cor
responding in sone measure to tLe
departure of Napoleon to Elba, is
On November 9, 1918, Field Mar
thal von 1-indenburg and Generul
von Groener , the successor of Field
Marshal Lude-ndorff, recited long re
ports to the laiser. in the presence of
other distirguisled officers. Von
Groener ieclared the army was no
longer behir'd the kaiser. The latter
replied sharply:
"t demand this statement from
you and the tield marshal in black
and white-but not until you have
asked the chief (ommanders and the
eninainding grnwrals."
Intended to Remain.
In spite of the most urgent
advice of Hindenburg and all other
Imembers of the kaiser's entourage
for the war lord to leave Spa, then
German general headqwarters, the
kaiser, until 10 o'clock on the eve
ning of November 9 "firmly indi
cated his intention to remain," the
book recites.
The author also states the kaiser
Was unshaken front steady "long
distance telephone drun'-fire" nes
sages from Bierlin demanding his
abdication. When Genaral Count
Bchulenburg bade the emperor
adieu at ' o'clock in the afternoot
the kaiser said:
"I shall remain king of Prussia
and won't abdicate. I shall remain
with my troops."
At 4 o'clock the kaiser ordered
his adjutant general, van Gontard,
to make accommodations at the
Villa Fraineuse-the kaiser's pri
vate dwelling at Spa-for his en
tire military suite, and also to stock
tip with arms, anununition, and a
four of a battalioi of shock
troog fgom the neighboring houses.
where they were quartred.
After making these plans for a
possible siege, thA kaiswr planned
to dine aboard the rourt train and
to return to his villa at night and
communi'ated this intention to
Count Dohna. t'ae famous com'
matnder of the raider Moewe. who
was then an adjutant. Other adju
tants who heard these orders, the
author states, were Hiirschfeld and
Shortly afterward the generals
fr'om G. H. Q. *returnel to the
kaiser with an order again urging
him to leave. The kaiser greeted
them with:
Again Pleaded Wilth.
"Good Lord, gentlemen, are you
back again? I've written the
crown prince I'm staying with the
Then 'von Hindenburg and Ad
mriral von Hintne, then foreign
minister at Berlin, begged the
kaiser to consider his departure to
a neutral country in an extreme
em'rgency, since his continued
presence with the army might be'
come impossible.
They told the emperor the situia
tion was becoming worse each hour
and that it would be indefensable
"if the kaiser were dragged to Ber
lin by mnutionous troops and de
livered as a prisoner to the r'evolu
tionary government." Hintzne tele
phoned the kaiser from Berlin.
The Kaiser became highly excited,
the author states. He immediately
granted Von Hlntze permission to
take steps for a possible reception In
Holland, but "clung desperately to
the idea of remaining at Spa.''
At 7:30 p. mn., when the KaIser was
riding to dinner aboard the train, he
told Adjutants Hirschfeld and
"If only a few of my gentlemen
remain loyal to moe, I'll fight shoulder
to shoulder with them to the very
last, and if we are all killed I've no
fear of death, Besides, I would be
deserting my wife and chIldren (If I
fled). I cannot do that. I remain."
As he was sitting down to dinner
aboard the train he told General von
GJon tard:
"I am going to stayr with my army
tot lW ver last and throwmy Uife
intot baanc. Thy ae trtngto
make me leave my army. That's an
unhead of idea. It would look asm if
I were afraid. Efe brevel
at ops inPote riotin
e of the
hor re
om the
for the
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How They Voted On
The 4-Power
Ball ..........Del. McLean ...Cona.
Brandegee .i..onn. McNary. Ore.
Bursum.....N. M. Moses. N. H.
Calder ..... N. Y. Nelson ....Minn.
Cameron ....Ariz. New........ad.
Capper ......Kan. Newberry .MIeh.
Colt..........R. 1. Nicholsol . -Col.
Cummins -...Iowa Norbeck. B. D.
Curtis......Kan. Norris...oNb.
DliMghac ...a.Vt. Oddie . .
Du Pont. MDel. Page......Vt.
Edge.......N. J. Pepper ....MPnn.
Elkins..W. Va. Phippsa...Col.
Ernst........Ky. Poindexter.Wah.
Fernald ... . Maine hawson . ... Iowa
Frelinghuysen.N.J. Shortridge ... Cal.
ooding ....Idaho Smoot ......Utah
Hale ....... Mine spencer. 'do.
Herreld ....VtIa. Stanfield ... . Ore.
Jones .... ..W sh. Sterling.......
Kellogg . .. . Minn. Sutheriand.W.Va.
Keyes....... N. H. Townsend.. .Mih.
Ladd.......N. a. Wadsworth. N. Y.
Lenroot ..... Wi . Warren .... Wyo.
Lodge ..... Mass. Watson .... Id.
McCormick ... l . Weller . ..a.
MCumber ....D Wmoot ......aOhio
McKinley ...... Ill
roussard Owen .... Ore.
Dial ........ S. C Pomerne .. . .
Fletcher .-..Fla. Ranadell. La.
Kendrick ... Wyo. Traimmell. .
McKellar ...Tenn. Underwood ..Ala.
Myers......ont. Williams ... Misth.
Republicans................. Y5
Democrats .................12
Total for..................Ohio
Bora. Idaho Johnson.
France ....... %d. La Follette. .'Wb.
Ahhurst ... A.i. Reed .......aMo.
Caraway ... .Ark. Robinson .. . Ark.
culberson . .Tex. Sheppard ..Ala.
Gerry ...... M.. Shields ... T-Inn.
(;ae c .........a. Simmons.. 55
Harrisa.......G. Smith........ 1.
Harrison ... . Mkfis. Stanley ....K
Heflin .......A. Swanson.... 6t
Hiti-hcock .. . Neb Walsh.
King ........UItah Walsh ...hlon
Overman ... N. C. Watson...
Pittman . v
Republicans .................... 4
lDenocratm ....................92
Total against..............2
Crow .......................Penn
Jones...................N. Wex.
Foreign Minister von Hints by
telephone and also by von Hinden.
burg not to postpone his departure
for Holland. since only by a quick
surprise action would such a trip
be successful.
aruenau told the Kaiser that all
roads were blocked by mutinous
troops tearing the epaulettes from
their officer and that not even an
auto could pass them and that fur
ther hesitation by the Kaiser would
be fatal. . ...ee M
GWneral von Pressen, who hith.
erto had opposed the Kaiser's do.
parture listened to Baron ruenau
and thinking that the latt.r ..ted
on von Hindenburg instructions,
now advised the Kaiser to leave
Darly the next morning.
"The Kaiser had been worn and
wearied down and saw no other way
out," the author states.
The book shows that while von
Hindenburg advised the Kaser to
prepare to leave in an extreme
emergency, he had nothing to do
with the Kaiser's actual departurt.
This part of the volume links up
with recent correspondence made
aublid between the Kaiser and ht
denlnrg. written a year auo.
While the volume shows the hol
lapse of the ay on the field of
battle ,as utter and absolute, It
reveals that the breakdown on the
home front was not nearly so bad
as heretofore p Kinted.
of the GIR VornIn
crimeKaisereve bee on apre
wearded last nh saround otheany
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crowdedbr wihdevisied the va-e t
erioueny officals latigh tod
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C/61s 9 JAP
Single Vote
Thursday morning the men who
were fighting the second war for
American independence counit"t
twenty-nine votes in the SenatA.
against the surrender to England
and Japan-twenty-five Democrat*
and four Republicans.
Thursday night another Repub
lican had agreed to vote with the
American defenders-upon a con.
The condition was that two
more votes be pledged to his cer
tain knowledge. With these as
sured, he would join in an ulti
miatum to th White House de
manding the adoption of the Robin
won amendmert-with the defeat
of the pact as the penalty for re
The White House, of course,
would not accept the Robinson
amendment, so the treaty would
be heaten if two more votes
against surrender could be ob
At midnight Thursday an
i other Senator had agreed to vote
against surrender, upon the same
Tf another pledge could be oh
tained, the two conditionally made
were to be binding. If another
could not be secured, then the
two conditionally made were not
to be binding.
8o matters stood when Friday's
rising sun brightened the East.
One more vote, and America
was safe and vcitorioue-her tra
dition. preserved, her honor un
dimmed, her sovereignty undimin
ished, her great name still ex
alted, and the road to her noble,
rightful destiny stretching away
straight and clear before her for
ward marching feet.
Upon such a wavering, slender
balance swayed issues so big with
Never before did each man in
the Senate of the United States
hold in his individual hand the
power to decide absolutely a ques
Ition so pregnant with the good
fortune or the evil fortune of the
What happened the world
knows. Who rose to the full
stature of opportunity and loyalty
and who stabbed their country's
honor and sovereignty through
and through with the daggers of
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use the pump, and the boat. swamp
ed by a huge wave, overturned.
Bulte and Moore scrambled back
up tige side of the overturned craft
and Moore fastened a rope about his
waist to support himself in case he,
too, should become too exhausted to
hold hImself to the boat.
Hope of r'ecue seemed dimmer and1
timmer. Finally. Moore stood up onr
the wreek..d lme~ and began to waveu
a small handket chief in the hope'
that some oe would see it. Bulte
.van praynwe for lelp. Finally, Moor'
"aid, Bulte gave up and handed a roll
of 32,000 to the plot, with the word.':
Gives Moore His Money.
"You are younger than I am and
may be able to coume through. I can
not hold ont any longer."
And Moor e wa. left alone as Bulte
slippod over the side of the boat and
disappeared beneath the water.
The two women whom Moore had
held in his arms died Wednesday
night, he eaid, and he let them r!in
Intn the water.
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Stood In R
y for Treaty
mean cowardice-these, too, are
matters of knowledge and of re
membrance. But this I have said
about the closeness of the fight
for the preservataon of American
independence is the truth of the
whole matter.
The ultimatum delivered to Ger
many by the Reparations Commis
sion will bw submitted to by the
Germans. Needs must, when the
devil drives. Still no one need
doubt that this vindictive treat
ment of a vanquished people will
breed a day of vengeance and
In his history of France, Henrie
Martin speaks of the political
theory of Gambetta. which was
that France could only remain
rich and powerful by keeping all
other p opt-s on the continent of
Europe poor and feeble. That also
was the theory of Napoleon-of
both Napoleons. the little Napo
leon as well as the great Napoleon.
That. too. is the theory of Poin
care. Nevertheless. it is a false
theory, and full of woes to France
and to all Europe. So it has al
ways been. So it will be again.
It would be far better for
France to Imitate the moderation
with which Germany treated her
after the unprovoked war which
the Germati arms won.
As it is. the vindictivenessness
with which the helpless German
people are being pursued makes
the re-establishment of peace and
industry an impossible in France
as in central Europe, and must
inevitably result in fresh war,
fresh invasions, and, most likely.
in terrific revolution@ which may
shake the civilisation of Europe to
its fall and complete ruin.
The conference called to meet
at Genoa seems doomed to failure.
Yet the Italian statesmen, with
their usual good sense, were ab
solutely right in their Insistence
upon subordinating the political
and military discussion which
have plagued Europe for three
wretched years to consideration
of the problems of economic res
If our own statesmen-it is had
to write the word statesmen in
that connection without a violent
impulse to give three rousing
cheers--had used the months
L'zrc said tha nine boats had pan.O i
' ' at ne as it was too. dl
about on the sea. One of them, he
*,.. eau- nu close he could road its
name, but ntone he said, saw the
911i'ht of th t raftt.
When placed aboard the tanker,
Moore was taken in charge by Mrs.
J1. Stewart Williams, wife of a con
cult ing engineer. She was a passen
ger ahoard the boat on her way to
Tamnpa to join her husband.
Captain Teils of Rescue.
dapt. William Machamuth, of the
takner, told comrades of Moore, who
were aboard the submarine chaser,
that it must have been an act of
Providenne that impelled hIm to go
a point off his course, resulting in
his sighting the overturned flyIng
boat and its sole survivor.
It wnas gathering duck, he said.
when h" left his cabin for a last
look before going below. Afar off,
he said, he saw an object on I e
water, which, when he used
glasses, he made out to be a mce.
waving something. The tanker was
swung about as close as possible
to the object and, although a high
sea was runtoirg, a small hoat was
lowerer. As the sailors reached
the side of ths wrecked plane
Moore fell into their arms ex
hauste. It was some time., the
captain said, before Moore recover
ed consciousness sufficiently to tell
them anything of his experiences.
Pilot's Mind Affected.
First news of the rescue of the
lone survivor of the Miss Miami
came last night in a radiogram from
the tanker. In answer to inquiries
throughout the night the tanker's
offic-, s said the' pilot's mind was
- /
u F Form&
ay of
wasted in playing politics at the
Washington conference in a real,
honest-to-goodneaa conference to
promote trade and work and better
exchange rates in all countries, the
world would be a great deal better
off and a great deal more hopeful
and happy than It is today.
If the leader. of the nations were
really statesmen, they would be
packing their trunks for the jour
ney to Genoa. with the eyes of the
world fixed on them, full of hope.
But as it Is, Genoa will be neglected
by governments without whose Co
operation no economic conference
can accomplish anything in a great
Any statesman whose dread of
the spotlight does not deter him
from doing a great public duty can
call a conference to discuss dis
armament alliances, cable stations,
ships and shoes, and sealing wa%
and cabbages. an I kings and
whether whiskers should be pink
and submarines have wings-and
be sure of a full house and yards
and yards of press notices.
But a real heart-to-heart confer
ence over putting clothes on the
people's backs aTnd foo on their
tables and putting thm-ni at work
with wages haa no charms for
most of the personages who strut
behind the footlights of politics and
publicity. They are not intrigued,
so to speak. Nobody can make
bread and butter for ordinary folks
the topic of mounting oratory or
the occasuion of rhetorical flights.
And therein lies the true reason
why most conferences are futile
and most statesmen more so.
They would rather talk to the
press galleries than they would to
eat, and if they feel that way
about themselves and their own
tummles, who can expect them to
worry over the hunger and naked
ness of other folks.
One of the crying needs of hu
manity today is a large police
force in each country charged with
the special duty of tying a tin can
to the tail of any and every con
ference that may hereafter be
called to discuss any problem any
The world cannot summon up
the energy to go to work as long
as it is being talked to death three
hundred and sixty-five days per
elan meet him at the pier when the
dIerf arind op'posite Miami this
Moore's face was swathed in
bandages when he was taken off the
subchaser and conveyed to a wait
ing ambulance. Physicians said
that, although his condition was
serious, he probably would recover
from the exposure, not the least of
which was to the sun.
VENICE, March 26.-Venice was
assuming its normal appearance yes
terday as the tidal wave that inun
dated the lower parts of the city be
gan to subside. The floods covered
St. Mark's square and reached the
basement of the royal palace, but no
appreciable damage was done.
The tidal wave rushed in on the
city with unusual suddenness. The
first three weeks of March had been
marked by almost summer weather,
but two days ago the temperature
dropped suddenly, resulting in abun
dant snows on the mountains, heavy
rains along the plains and excep
tionally strong southern wind. from
the sea.
$10,000, IS ARRESTED
MILFORD, Del., March 26.--Carl
Thiele, seventeen years old, of Bing
hamton, N. Y., was arrested near El.
lendale Friday night on the charge
of attempting to extort $20,000 from
Henry W. Jester, of Ellendale, a large
itimber (l.':ler, by writing threatening
Robinson Condemns Agree
ment Over Sakhalin-Naval
Treaty Next on List.
Ister.sietl.a News servise.
Japan's possession of the for
mer Russian island of Sakhalin;
off the Siberian coait, was the
storm center of opposition in the
Senate today to the supplemental
agreement which took the Jap
anese homeland out of the fout
power Pacific treaty.
Senator Robinson (Dem.) of
Arkansas offered an amendment
to strike from the agreement the
name of Kaarafuto (the Jaapanese
name for the island) as included
in the term "Insular possessions
and insular dominions" used in
the four-power pat.
Defeat Antieipated.
Defeat 'of the amendment by a
majority vote was anticipated, but
Republican and Democratic Ben
ators who condemned the agree
ment for recognizing Japan's title
to the northern end of Uakhalin
threatened to engage in unlimited
debate again on Russian-Japanese
relations and the possibility of a
future war between the two nations.
Ratification of the agreement
without change was predicted by
Administration leaders, who pointed
out that Karafuto was ceded to
Japan by Russia under the treaty
of Portsmouth, which terminated
the Russian-Japanso war In 1905.
Members of the opposition were
prepared. however, to once more ask
pointed questions regarding Japan's
,ontinued posioesion of the northertn
end of Bakhatlin. which she seied
after a clamn with the Russian So
viet forces.
After ratifiealion of the four-pow- r
pact, upon which the opposition had
centered, debate on the armament
conference treaties still to be actedl
jpon was not expected to have the
"punch." oi to consume the time
that discussion o1 It did.
Naval Treaty Next.
It was the plan of Senator Lodge,
the Republican leader, to call ul the
naval limitalion treaty as soon as the
supplemental agreement to the four
iower pact was disposed of. The
naval treaty is expected to slide
'hrough with comparative ease, de
rpite opposition to Article XIX. es
tablishing a status quo In Pacific for
tifications and naval base.
The only serlous obstacle in the
way of speedy intification bf the Chi
nese treaties wat believed to be th
customs or tarift agreement, whieh
Senator Borah of Idaho and other
fRepublican "irreconcilables" hav.
Federation to Lend Aid in What
Is Regarded as Fight to
I ny Cosimopelitan News Service.
Organized labor of the United
States stands as "solid as Gibraltar"
ehind the coal miners, Samuel
Gompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, declared today
in a statement to the Cosmopolitan
News Service.
"Mine owners have made enormous
profits. They used the war am beet
they could for the purpose of goug
ing the people," said the veteran
labor leader.
"Forced under a measure of con
trol, they plunged into profiteering
with renewed vigor when the con
trol wasn removed.
"The mine owners have punished
the p'eople without conscience and
now they break their pledge with
equal abandon.
"But let me say this." warned
labor's head. "If the mine owners
think they have selected a moment
of weakness among the workers for
this vicious, brazen breach of faith,
they are seriously mistaken.
"Labor stands united and solid. It
is determined. And 'thric armed is
he whose c-ause is just.' "
Labor throughout the United
States, with all its resources is pre
paring for what, in the opinion of
the leaders, is the Waterloo in the
titanic struggle between capital and
The United Mine Workers of
America. they point out, is the
largest single labor body in the world
and the most powerful in the Amern
e-nn Federation of YAhor. If its
strike calling out the largest number
of men In history is lost, labor will
receive a gigantic blow. Smash this
powerful miners' organisation as a
death blow to all organized labor
that is the program of the big em
playing inters standing behind the
operators, according to the union
The miners' strike, in the opinion
of many of the labor leaders, will
test the new "economic alliance'' be
tween the miners and the railroad
workers. It will be put into practical
operation as a last resort to help the
miners. it is predicted, for hopes of
the railroad unions for the future
resi largely on the outcome of the
miners' struggle.
Murdered Chicago dive-keeper's
"Little Red Book" may solve mnys
tery surroudng his slaying. Read
this startling story of the Wady
City underworld in The Sunday
Chronology of Event
Featuring 4-Power
August 11, 1931: Prei
dent Harding' invitation to
Great Britain, Frante, Italy,
and Japan for a conference en
naval limitation.
November 11, 1921: First
session of conference.
December 13, 1931: Four
power treaty signed at the
State Department.
February 10, 1922: Presi
dent addresses Senate
and presents traties. Treaties
referred to Foreign Relations
February 16, 1922: Hitch
cock resolution asking for all
documents connected with four
power treaty agreed to.
February. 20, 1922: Presi
dent Harding, in reply to
Ritcheock resolution, said no
additional information on four
power treaty available.
Februaty 25,1922: Foreign
Relations Committee, after nine
meetings, by vote of to ,
odrfour-power treaf and
supplment reported to Seate.
March 1, 1922: On motion
of Senator Lodge, four-power
treaty and supplement laid be
fore Senate.
March 2-23, 1922:Debated in
March 24, 1922: Fodr-power
treaty ratified. Yeas, 6';
nays, 27.
Harding Won't Issue Eleventh
Hour Appeal-"Watchful
Waiting" Policy Now.
by laterueoa News ftervie.
Convinced ty a number of sutveys
that the naton is well stocked and
prepared to withstand the effects of
a nation-wide coal strike, President
Harding ani his advisers will take
no further attion toward preventing
the suspensian of mining operations
one week from today.
President Hai ding feels that the
Government has none as far as it
possibly can 'oward averting the tie
up, and thr.. it can go no further
until the public interest is actually
The Administration policy will be
one of "watchful waiting." The Ad
ministratio-i will seek no injunction@
to prevent the walkout, nor will
there be any "public appeal" bN the
President to .he operators and min
ers to adjust their differences with
out recourse to strik .
A number of Government off-cials
who have .-lonely followed th- de
velopments in the coal situation be
lieve the striate will be a long drawn
out affnir.
Officials of the National Coal As
sociation ext.essed the belief that in
some of tha union districts the men
would return to work as the result
of local agreaments before the strlke
lasts very long.
Official Washington today mpt ear
ed consideraole doubt as to the sue
cess which the ,rganised mine
workers would have in getting the
nonunion miners to walk out and
thus comple.ely tie up the nation's
entire coal supply.
This new phase in the strike sit
uation came as a complete surprise
to officials of the Labor Department.
Walter Branham, Who Held Up
Piggly Wiggly Managpr, Sen
tenced by Justice McCoy.
Walter Branham, twenty-six years
old, who February 13 last held up
at the point of a pistol John L.
Starnes, manager of the Areada
Branch of the Piggly-Wiggly Comn
pany and robbed him of $1,061.86 at
Pennsylvania avenue and Sevgnth
street northwest, was today so-n
tenced to four yeare in the .n
itentiary by Chief Justice Mcoy,
p residing in Criminas Court No. 1.
Brbanha recently en tered a pea of
Thirty minutes after Bran~hatn had
committed the crime he was arrested
by Detectives Springman and Der
nell, of the Central office. Th
money was recovered as it was be
lng counted on a bed st the Harring
ton Hotel where Bratnham stopped.
Starnes had just stepped from a
street car at Seventh and Penn
sylvania avenue northwest when he
was stopped by a man who, present
ing a pistol, told him to surrender
his money.
Under a threat atf death if he
made an outcry, Starrm. turned over
the package containing the money,
the day's receipts of the company's
store at the Arcade. Placing the
money in his pocket, Branham pass.
ed a croesing offloer twenty feet
from the scene of the robbery snd
started to run.
Shouting "stop thief." Starnes, fot
I owed by Crnssing Officer hMiller,
pursued the bandit until he dismp
peared in an alley on D street near
Seventh street northwest.
George Christian 4-9 Today.
George B. Christian, jr., Pr'eeident
Hardingc's weretary, elebrated hit
fort..nit irthaye towday.
Mine Union Chief Cites Twe
Reasons for Walkout of
600,000 Workers.
The flous tstemsent, writteu
e e forthe tenational
New Srl by Pruident John l.
Lewis, of the United Mine Workers,
senes the official view. of the uni~on
Leaders of udert esss of
what Mr. Lewis Lsthe "greatest
strike in history."
Pnsidemt et the Unitmd Mime
Workem of AmerIes,
weis. fer lasermseal News series.
CLEVELAND. Ohio., March 26.
If the United Mine Workers could
prevent it, thee would be no strike
of oal miners. We have done
qverything humnaly possible within
the bounds of honor, but two pow.
erful groups of onggators In Pitt*
burgh and Ohio have Jeliberately
forced the miners to strike. These
two groups of operators bae two
icts In view:
"irat, they want to destroy the
miners' union.
Second. they want to stop the
production of coal and thus areate
a scare among the people and boost
the price of millions of tons of coal
on hand and clean -up enormous
It will be a gouge of the coal
consumer's pocketbook, but that's
what these operators are after.
They broke their contract with
the miners for the purpone of driv
ing the miners Into a strik-i. We
want the public to remember. when
It in compelled to pay a high price
for coal. that the miners are not
to blame.
In 1921 the Vnion miners cf the
country were employed only an
average of 125 days. Thousands
had only 14 to 26 days' work In
the entire year.
The average earnings were only
6700. This In not enough to sup
twrt a family these days. But we
are not asking for an increase. We
are willing to continue the present
wage scale in force - for another
two years. in the hope that there
may be a revival of business and
Industry that will afford them more
aetady employment. They are will
ing to take this chance.
The whole matter is now in the
hands of the public. More than
666.000 men will lay down thek
tools on April 1. because the op
erators refuse to make a we
agreement with them. The meb
cannot he expected to work when
they do not know what they are to
get for their labor nor the con
ittins under whicih they are to
Workers Seek to Call Wak%
In Non-union Fields as
Extra Presure.
L V 1 March 26.-With
the resolute determination that there
"hall be no settlement of the strike
called for Apill 1 In all anthracite
and bituminous coal fields of the
T'nited Stateq and Canada until the
coat operators of the central competi
tlive field, embracing western Pean
sylvania. Ohio Indiana and Illinois.
meet with miners in a wage scale
conference. member of the policy
I .ommittee of the United Mine Work
ers today arcerpeeding to their widely
sc-at tered home, to make final S
rangements for a general tie-up of
the coal industry.
At the last minute, a decision was
* oenhed to call out at the me time
mniners employed in nonunion fields,
and If the w-orkers In these mines
hoed the call of their organised fel
low-workers. al'proximnately 800,000
men will quit work.
Officials stilt on the ground here
today predicted that a large number
of theme me.n wGil join the strikers.
"It's a question how long they'll
etick," said one leader. "but I believe
that more than half of these men will
itanit with us in forcing the operator,
to come to terms"
EAST ORANGE, N. J7., March 35.
--Ernest J7. Rteugg, of West Hobeken,
admitted yesterday to State Metor
Vehicle Commissioner Dill that he
had mimlaid his automobile on a Wee
hawken ferry, March 4. "just as ene
would forget an umbrella." The
tianner of It was this, he explained:
He drove aboard the ferry, left his
machine, entered the cabin and be
came absorbed in his newspaper.
When the Manhattan shore was
reached, he landed with the foot
passengers, took a taxicab to his
offlcb and never thought about his
motor again until he was Informed
that It had been found.
The commissioner suspended sen
tence, although remarking that he
didn't know Whether such a forgetful
Iman was fit to drive an automobile.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., March 35.
-Princeton won the fourteenth ani
nual Harvard-Yale-Princeton trian
gular debate last night. The ques
tion was: "Resolved. That the
United States. in joint action with
France, England. Japan, snd Italy,
should recognise the soviet govern
ment of Russla."
The Princeton negative team de
feated Yale at Princeton. while the
Yale negative #ebaters lost to the
Harvard affirmative team here. The
Princeton affirmative squad wee

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