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Hnnday; continued warmer,
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NUMBER 12,369. _2__-^G?? ??? ?JK^T^XJTff ? WA8mNGT0N, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1922.
(Closing Wall Street Prices) THREE GENTS EVERYWHERE.
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You Never Can Tell.
Workmen Have Real Money
Sad 8ea News.
No General Strike.
(Copyrlaht. Kit.)
The Philadelphia Public
Ledger, not merely owned by'he
able Mr. Curtis, discovers that
there exists is the United State?
*"? new progressivism.' Mr.
Curtis see? it in lows, Nebraska,
aad a mile high in Wisconsin,
where La Follette's victory
makes conservatism shake its
hoary head.
Just aa this countrv thought,
hi official quarters, that it was
settling down to a lon? reign of
capitalistic conservatism, up
comes th? "new progressivism."
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You cannot escape your fate,
Sf a German- proverb has it.
And yea never ' can tell what
will happen. Eugene Timofeef
was ferociously radical while
the ctar lived. He fought c>.ar
lsm and spent ten years at hard
labor under the crar's rule.
Then came the end of czars,
with Lenin and Trotsky, aad
Timofeef threw hia hat high in
the air.
Now he is dead. Bolshevik
successors to the czar con
demned him to death with eleven
ef his friemds. He wssn't quite
radical enough, or radical in the
rijrht way. He didn't like his
prison, ani killed himself, "put
ting Ms head into a ventilator
?nd rauaing suffocation," ae?
cording to nie report.
Dleaatiefaction is a great
SDwep?greatest in the world,
ut not many of the dissatis
fied know what would happen,
or how it would seem if they
.rot what they ask for.
The railroad engineers' union,
well managed, conservative, in
telligent, buys for two-and-a
half million? a six-story build
ing in Cleveland, to have a na
tional bank, owned by the loco
motive brotherhood. To own a
bank is good, Por a union to
?how that it knows how to in
vest two-and-a-half millions,
?nd has the money, is another
good thing. One thing people
of all kinds and colors rei
in the United States, and
The famous philanthropist,
Nathan Straus, said to this
writer, when both were young:
"Brisbane, I know you haven't
got any money, but for heaven'?
sake dont .tell anybody. You
have no idea how much it hurte
Four standing. *v> '?' ,??
Dr. ?. C. Murphy, of many
learned societies, says mam
mals of the sea need protec
tion. That will interest Wil
liam Jennings Bryan, for sea
mammal?, unless Darwin was
mistaken, lived at first in the
sea, later went up on land, got
legs, learned how to have chil
dren born alive, and how to
nurse them.
Then, giving up the struggle
on land, they wandered back to
the ocean, where they lost
their legs and became water
animals once more. Every
whale, when you dig under the
blubber, show? a little pair of
rudimentary leg and hip bones
in its skeleton. Mr. Bryan
ought to look at them.
Sea mammals dying out are
the manatee, or sea cow?you
read about her in boys' adven
ture stories?the Mais, and the
whales. All are vanishing rap
However, all animal life on
the earth, except man, ruler,
will disappear eventually, in
eluding, let us hope, microbes
and all germa
Sea mammals, led by the
manatee, might as well go first.
The American Federation of
Labor wisely declines to call a
general strike to express sym
?sthy with the shopmen. To
it everybody on the head to
?how that you are sorry for
somebody wouldn't be wise.
Occasionally mourners scratch
and cut themselves and howl.
That's savage, but if they must
do it, they must. But for all
workers of the United Sutes
to strike all the people of the
United SUtes to show that
they don't like an injunction
would be silly. No need of that
in a country where men can
Bonnet, head of the French
School of Fine Arts, is dead,
aged ninety. That means some
thing in France, where art is
taken seriously. Bonnet paint
ed admirable portraits of
Thiers and Victor Hugo, among
others. He was working to
the end, like the great Titian,
who was hard at work at
ninety-eight end died of the
plague at ninety-nine. Titian
painted admirably the submis
sion of Emperor Frederick Bar
barossa to the Pope. And he
painted portraits of his wife in
pictures of purgatory, heaven,
and hell, to be sure that he
would meet her later. That
will interest ladies.
In Iowa the Rev. W. E. Robb,
a clergyman end also a sheriff,
trill personally hang Eugene
Weeks, a condemned murderer.
That is news, because up to now
no clergyman has ever played
the pert of hangman. In the war
?the Rev. Mr. Robb, tu chaplain,
waa decorated for extraordinary
bravery. He will mseA that eour
age when it comea to hanging a
(Continued on Pa?? S, Column I )
Senate Repasses Car Merger
First Lady Of Land Is
Critically III At
White House
Hearing on Permanent Order
Expected to Come Week
From Monday.
Railroad strikers lost their
first tilt in the injunction bat
tle this morning when Asso
ciate Justice Bailey of tbe
District Supreme Court denied
a motion for a temporary re
straining order against put
ting Into effect in this juris
diction the provisions of the
order issued to Attorney Oen
eral Daugherty in Chicago last
At. the same time the court
ordered District Attorney Pey
ton Gordon and Unitd States
Marshal Edgar C. Snyder to
make no move in enforcing
the decree of Federal Judge
Wilkerson "in excess of its
provisions as originally pro
Chicago Action Awaited.
Justice Bailey made it clear
that this move was "without
prejudice to renewal" on Mon
day, when the restrictions upon
the two officiais would expire.
Arguments on the question of
a permanent injunction against
Gordon and Snyder will be
heard, in all probability, within
a week after the completion of
proceedings at Chicago, where
the question of making perma
nent the Daugherty injunction
will be brought up on Monday.
Union Urge? Early Action.
Stated in plain terms, this morn
ing's decision means that the courts
are not prepared to nullify the order
Issued by Judge Wilkerson before
the legal representatives of Oovern
ment and labor have thrashed out
the rights or wrongs of that ukase
before the bench thai made the first
move ln the war of restraining
Justice Bailey Immediately upon
the opening of proceedings, ex
pressed the opinion that as a practi
cal move It would be better to con
tinue the hearing Monday.
Attorney James 8. Easby-8mlth,
appearing for the petitioners?James
P. Noonan, president, and Charles
P. Ford, s?Bcretary of the Interna
tional Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers?argued that there waa no
assurance the Chicago order would
be so modified as to remove feat'irea
objectionable to labor, and pressed
his request for a temporary enjoin
This morning's proceedings made
clcerer that the counter injunction
mov*tby Noonan at Tord, represent
ing % ^.strikers here, was merely an
enterh k w*?dge to open the whale
question of the Government's right
to employ the Injunction against or
ganised labor on strike.
Want Precedent Established.
Attorney Oeneral Daugherty mide
clear a few days after obtaining the
Chicago decree that,the stricture on
strikers' meetings would not apply
except In case? where plans were
laid "to interfere with Interstate com
.Therefore, the local shopmen have
baten In no danger of molestation by
Marshal Snyder. It Is merely desired
to set a precedent a? to the right of
strike machinery to function, aa re
gard? picketing, and disbursing of
benefits after a walk-out.
The main matters In question lie
fore the court were set forth by opt
posing attorneys aa follows:
Fa shy Smith maintained th.it ?he
Jurisdiction of the Chicago tribunal,
the district court of the Northeastern
district of Illinois, did not extend
extra terrilfrlsllv hecsuse mm far M
(Continued on Page t. Column 4.)
Typographical Union Commends
Mr. Hearst For Labor Attitude
Whole Business Prosperity of the Country Largely Rests on
High Wages, Says Editor in His Acknowledgment.
Through the publisher of tha Chicago American, Chicago Typographical Union, No.
16, forwarded to William Randolph Hearst these resolutions, beautifully engrossed and
illuminated and bound in morocco and ?ilk:
In APPRECIATION o? the advocacy of
a higher standard of living for the families
vealed in the publiihed utterances of
lowing resolutions were unanimously adopt
UNION, No. 16, at a regular meeting held
May 28th, 1932:
WHEREAS, the trade unionists' ideai is
the full i-p plication of the principles and
mechanism of democracy in the industries
and in the relationship between the em
ployer and employe; and
WHEREAS, trade unionist? believe that
childhood should be dedicated to growth,
play, and education, youth to character
building, and manhood to the development
of the higher qualities of citizenship; and
WHEREA8, the wage earners' standard
of living, which rests so largely upon the
wages received and upon the hours of
labor, establishes the physical, mental, and
moral foundations of the masses upon
which the structure of our American insti
tutions must rest; and
WHEREAS, out of the wilderness of ideas
concerning readjustment and reconstruction
comes the voice of WILLIAM RANDOLPH
HEARST courageously championing these
principles in the following eloquent enuncia
LABOR in the printing trades is very
much higher than it was before the war,
and I personally sincerely hope that these
high wages will be maintained, so that with
increasing costs of living a higher standard
of life can be maintained by the working
man and his family. The highest object
and best achievement of our American
civilisation is a high standard of living for
the people generally; and obviously there
is nothing which so much conduces to that
as a high standard of wages."
16, in regular meeting assembled, hereby
HEARST for his wisdom, courage, and fore
sight in his leadership of the masses toward
the "ideal of an American standard of
living;" and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this me
morial be spread upon the minutes of this
meeting, a copy fittingly engrossed and
HEARST, and a copy published in the
Typographical Journal
Newspaper scale committee:
8. N. SANN, President,
MARK M J MITCHELL, Vice President,
SRV ANT L. BESCHER, Secretary Treas
JOHN A ENOLXBH, Organiser,.?.
September 3, 1993.
Mr. Herman Black,
Publish?:, Chicago American:
Will you please express to Chicago Typo
graphical Union, No. 16, my vary deep
appreciation of the set of resolutions which
they have presented to me?
I agree in a great many matters with the
aims and objects of the labor unions.
In the matter of maintaining a Ugh stand
ard of wage?, and consequently a high
standard of living, I am not considering
merely the objects of the labor unions, nor
indeed alone the welfare of the working
This in itself is important enough, to be
sure, but there is a still more important
thing, and that is the general welfare of
the whole community; and that general
welfare depends more largely than people
seem to realise upon the prosperity of the
dominant element in the community?
namely, the wage earners.
High wages mean a high purchasing
power by the largest element of the mass
of our population, and a high purchasing
power means not only comfort for those
who possess this power, but it means pros
perity for the merchants with whom those
wage earners deal.
It means orders for the factories from
which the merchants buy, and it means de
mand for the raw materials furnished by
the farms and the mines.
In other words, high wages, with the
consequent high standard of living, with the
consequent high purchasing power, is not
merely a social ideal, but an economic ad
vantage on which the whole business pros
perity of the country largely rests.
It is my endeavor to make this fact as
clear as possible to my fellow-citizens gen
erally, so that all will come to realise that
the matter of high wages is not merely a
largess to labor, but a general benefit to
the whole community?an economic buttress
to the nation.
Short skirts may be considered at
the next session of the legislature.
A learue has been formed here
with a fast-growing membership
among the traveling men, each mem
ber being pledged to urged the
women to cling to ths abbreviated
variety of skirts and do all they ran
to Indure other woman to cline to
the habit.
Members aald today ths lss.su? la
broadening Its membership and that
the legislature wtll ask Congress in
a petition to pass an act to prohibit
the return of the long skirt.
Europe's poverty Is reflectad- In
t educed, demand for American leather
poeketbooks,* the Commerce Depart
ment aald today.
American leather firma Sold Ku
ropes ? buyers only 11.000 pock-*t
Nmks In July, a ?lecreaae of about
7.MS aa .swgsrsd with Juna.
NEWPORT. R. !.. Sept. ?.?Lady
Dllham. widely known show horse,
owned by Reginald O. Vanderbilt.
haa died of pneumonia at the Van
derbilt stablea at Sandy Tolnt
The mare, nineteen years old, !
waa regarded aa one of the best
In her clase and had won many ;
championships and ribbons through
out the country. She ?Vas by Ele
gant ?? out of Dllham Prime Min-,
Tax Claus? Putting Teeth in
Measure Is Designed to
Fore? Action.
Th? Senate today repa-sed th?
traction merger bill for the Dis
trict of Columbia, with the exceas
profits tax upon th? earning- of
the traction companie?, 'included
iati. '
I*i-n--la*tejr-s of Tax CI????.
The Mil la Identical With the
measure panaed laat week except
for the "punch" contained In th?
excess profita tax amendment.
which provdtee:
A tax of 5? per tessi wpom all
earning? hi eateeem of S per ?ent
"of the fair -rata? ?? the ?? isj-srt-,"
and not exceeding 7 per cent.
A tax of 75 per cent upon the
earning? of the company in exceee
ef 7 per cent.
The exceee profit? provision w?a
recommended to Congre?? by the
District CommlMionere, and la aimed
to force a merger of the two com
Taxe? Traction Earning.
Th? chief purpose of the amend
ment tao to tax the present high
earning? of the Capital Tr-iction
Company and thereby remove the ob
jections of that company to a merger
with the lees profitable Washinuton
Railway and Electric Company.
Senator Jone? of Waahlnrton to
day aucceeded In obtaining the ap
proval of the Senate to the revise 1
merger bill. There was not hitch in
his program, as Senatore who op
posed the exceee profite ta-c provis
ion of the merger bill were not
present when the measure came up
upon the calendar.
CHICAGO. 8ept. 9. ? Preeldent
Bank?, of the Elgin. Jollet and East
ern rallrortd, yesterday sent notice?
to his 1.800 shopmen, notifying them
to return to work with "former rat
ing and wage?." which mean? full
seniority tight?. Union leader? im
mediately denounced the offer a?
a "vile attempt on the part of tie
company to undermine the striker-'
struggle for human conditions and
Notwithstanding this denunciation
the men are hastening back In large
CINCINNATI. Ohio, Sept. ?.?
Sufficient coal to avert the threat
ened ahut down on September 16
has been contracted for by repre
sentatives of the Henry Ford Com
pany, with officials of the American
Export and Inland Coal Company.
It waa announced here today by
Ernest F. Headley. president of the
latter organisation.
Mr. HeadWy displayed a telegram
to substantiate his statement?, but
withheld price? and other details
of the deal except that the agree
ment reached called for four million
tons of coal.
i^y ? ?*_? ? e.???**? . ?
155,000 Strikers Return to
Mines After Months
of Idleness.
By Inte?tatUiMtl News Sei?I?-?.
WILKESBARRE, Pa., Sept. f.?
Production of anthracite coni will
be resumed Monday, and 155,000
hard coal strikers will return to
their work after Idleness of more
than five months.
AU that is needed to send them
bark is ratification of the Pepper
Reed peace plan for ending the
strike, and that ratification Is cer
tain to come at today's session of
the trl-district convention. John L.
Lewis says so.
The claims of Lewis are haekid
try other international and district
officers here. The pact will be
ratified by an overwhelming nw
lortty. Lewis leaders claiming to
ilay 90 per cent of the vote.
Hostile del?gate? have l>een fall
ing In line In the past twenty-four
hours. Their leadership has broken
down, and the fiery radicala now
declare they want nothing more
than the facts dealing with the ne
gotiation of the agreement.
The convention will be addressed
today by John L. Lewis. That will
be the last move. The voting will
follow, and there will not be much
surprise if, after the first roll call,
the convention unanimously votes
for ratification.
The delegates who came Into the
convention with pronounced views
against ratification have been fully
transformed. Instead of th?? pro
posed pact being an "operator?,? vic
tory," as they term It, they ara now
looking upon It as creditable to the
I'nlted Mine Workers of Americo.
They have been saved wage cuts,
and they have successfully fought
compulsory arbitration. Besides,
they ?ret the fa?*t-flndlng commis
sion the ot ??ra ? Iza t lon has been de
manding for years.
At Odds on Indemnity.
PARIS, Sept. 9.?The negotliations
between Belgium and Oermany ov*r
guarantees for Oerman indemnity
bonds have broken down, accordine
to a Brussels dispatch to L'Intran
sigeant today.
Why I Go to Church on Sunday
Member of the District Rent Commission.
"I find church on Sunday morning, an effective clearing house
for good, bad and indifferent debts owed by me to myself, my
family, my friends and to humanity.
"Church provides for me a certain quiet period of perfect
peace in which I may roncen trate, with no external disturbing
Influences, on my spiritual problems, and clear my head of an
accumulation of confused and selfish thoughts. Thst is the
healthiest thing that can happen to a mind."
Temperature Reported Rising,
and Operation Is Believed
Her Only Chance.
Hy International New? Sw illi?.
CHICAGO, Sept. 9.?Pre
pared to operate immediate
ly upon Mrs. Warren 0.
Harding, if an operation is
found necessary, Dr. Charles
Mayo, of the famous Mayo
brothers, of Rochester,
Minn., passed through Chi
cago today, speeding to the
bedside of the Presidente
wife in the White House.
Hop? of saving the life
of Mrs. Harding, wife of
the President, who is un
dergoing the ravages of
hydro-nepr.ro?.?, f -fini?
lent disease of the kid
neys leading to fatal
uraemic poisoning, was
gradually fading early
this afternoon.
An eleventh-hour oper
ation performed by the
foremost surgeons of the
country is believed to be
her only salvation. Dr.
John Finney, of Balti
more, is already at the
White House and Dr.
Charles Mayo, ?f Roches
ter, Minn., is speeding
from St Paul and is due
to arrive at 2 o'clock Sun
day morning to make the
final attempt to save the
life of the patient
Temperature Bises.
AU forenoon there was a
gradual rise in Mrs. Harding's
temperature. This was eon
ceded to be a grave indication
that the threatened uraemic
poisoning was near at hand,
the rise in temperature being
one of the symptoms marking
the approach of the dread de
There is now no secret that
wastes which should otherwise
have been eliminated, but are
now blocked by the diseased
kidneys, have found their way
into her blood system and
have caused a toxic condition.
White Houae dosed.
All regular activities at the
White House ceased this morning
when the gravity of the condi
tion of th? "First Lady of the
Land" became definitely known.
All engagements were canceled,
and for th? first time sine? th?
Harding* took possession of the
White House all visitors were
barred. Th? Marine Band con
cert scheduled for 5 o'clock this
afternoon waa ordered aban
PrtjeUemt at Her Hide. .
Preeldent Harding spent a *le?p
less night at th? bedside of his de
voted wife and comrade through all
hi? years of adversity end triumph.
but today refused to attempt ?leep
or rest of any aort, ?van for a hrlef
period. H? I? overwhelmed und le
under the oonetant obeervance of the
attending physician, although hie
Iron nerve and constitution hav?
held l-ajm In good atead.
Hundred? of meeaagee of all a?*rta
flooded the executive ofMMC of th?
White Hoiim l??t night and ?Oay,
? Il ed them expressing fervent hop?*
of th? recovery of Mr? Harding. A
stream of distinguished call?-? left
their card?, and on ?very hand <Jher?
waa evidence of the Jeep ay m fret hy
of the American people.
Thl? rather perfunctory S-ltetln
waa i??uvd from th? ?see-itlve ef?
flea?? at I a. m. today:
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