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THE MORNING OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER WDUD AVERAGE SWORN NET PAID circulation 26,181 Final Edition APRIL VOL. XIV, NO. 235 TULSA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, MAY IS), 1920 PRICE 5 CENTS. PRICE REDUCTION WAVE SWEEPS WEST .1 pj . l ar-i xi mm i am t r. CHARGES GAS CO. DIVERTS INCOME Improper Amounting to Show LOSS Instead Of t 2V1 t 1 i 10111 IS Viilim. . THRAVES FILES CASE Dismissed Attorney of Corpo ration Commission l're- , scnts Statement. SAYS BRADEN IS PROFITING President Operates Plant and Dairy Farm at Expense of -Company Is Charge. Hy Associated Prsss Stale Wire, OKLAHOMA CITY-, Mav 18. Charges that' material "nil funds of the Oklahoma Nutur.il Can company flhavn been diverted to other than the gas division of the company and that thn showings of losses in operations might hp changed to an equitable profit under proper accounting wero made lo the state romporatlon com mission today In the course of a hearing of the application of S. S. nuttcrfiold of Oklnhoma City for re vision of the temporary forty-eight cent, gas rate, O. It, Thraves, who presented tho charges, was formerly attorney for the commission and and wan representing Buttcrflcld at the. hearing today. In presenting tho charges signed by M. H, Durham, who hus recently completed an Investigation of tho company's affairs and appralaoment of its properties while employed ly the commission, Thraves stated that he had been denied tho privilege of filing tho statement while acting as attorney for 'the corporation commis sion; that he had been threatened with dismissal If he made tho state ment a matter of record by filing 't as a protest on tho part of tho com mission against thn Increased rates. Dismiss HiiltcrflcM Complaint. After the statement had been filed the commission dismissed thoaliut tcrfleld complaint. Chalrmnn Art li. Walker of the commission did not attend tho hearing and thn stute nieift was heard by Commissioners Campbell, Ilussell and n. K, Echols. Referring to thn 8 cent Increase granted when tho gns company con- irncien ror zo.ooo.ooo additional cu blo feet of giirt last March at a r.Uo of 3 cents higher to thn company. Thraves declared that tho ralso of mills per thousand cubic feet would tic sufficient to meet tho added ex pense to the company, that 8 cent increase is charged by the company on Its entire supply of miiro than fiO.000.000 feet dally and not on tho 20.000.000 feet for which tho com pany has contracted to pay tho hlriier rate. In addition to its business pt fur nibbing gas thn company Is engaged In the production of nil, tho state nient declares, and charges that In its statements to the corporation tho company has failed to make proper segregation of expenses Incurred by the two branches. .i I'.rliTf lnnt "''"ligation will show tlint O. T. Itraden, president of tho Oklahoma Natural lias company. Is owner of a plant manufacturing oil well supplies frnpi. which thn gas company forced t0 niy Its sup Piles at an expense of from JO to 100 Per cent higher than tho market 1 ,J?,Mp.rCh!','1 statement ( O.STINl'Ki) tl.V Kib TIIRKK REFUSE SIMS' HONORS 'Jnnlols Rejects nt. Cn-Amcrlcan Ap polnlment to llritlsli Admiralty, lie Tells Committee. WASJUNOTON. May 18. Ap pnlnlment of Hear Admiral Kims as honorary member of the British id mlralty was declined iy tho navy do. partment as "un-American" cVsplto hat It was proffered hy King (leorgo himself, secretary Daniels testified today before a senalo committee In vestigating tho naval row. Air. Daniels charged that this Incident probably furnished some of tho tnlmus behind the admiral's attack on tho department. Admiral Mm" "dearest and high est" ambition, Mr. Daniels Bald, was blasted by the department's refusal o permit tho appointment. 1'olntlng to thn similarity botweon Ailmlral 81ms' charges and state ments mudo by Senator Penrose In the. senato in August, 1918, Mr. Daniels expressed tho belief that tho two wero rqt unconnected, New York Life Insurance Co. Farmer & Duran SPIX'I.Wj AGKNTS 203 Palnco lllilg. Phono 1.11 Wire Flashes WASHINGTON May H -rSsnatnr time ra, rfpgiairan, jvortti liihtla, toiiay ror mally announced ' nomination. ma rantllilaty for re DIJH MOISIIH, Inwa. May H - ( W I Duma of MlnnrapoHa, Minn, trn sleeted , To t" ,&V&S'i;t!rT'h "n "" b" i t hato.v noum:, . ir n-oove.nor ' Parker today rsctlvea a tnsasaffn from ; t'roOJtnt Wilson ursInK hi. Inleivat and innucnce. in support of rrderal autrraiie. I'lttt.AUKt.riUA. May IS A fsasrsl warrant win Issued loilay for illmurl brothers, proprietors of a tare dsfart nifnt store, chargln violation of the l.evsr ait ly profiteering in fooUstulta. Ni;w ont.tlANK, -May IK - llpporla t rcUeil llr today from St Frant'laMllr 1m , told of the toFukltiK" Ihete'laat nislit ! oi ma VKIOO A .Mlaamalppl valley rail roid'a protection levrr, tlnoillnic the town and causing heavy dainaifc. WASHINOTO.V. May II. Home rpab. llcana ware notltird today by Ilepre arnta tlve Towntr, Iowa, chairman of the party conference cnniniltlee, that the aoldler ralUf Icvlalatlon would be considered at a party caucua to be held tomorrow night. WASHINGTON. May ). freildent Wil son today appointed John llarlon Payne, secretary nt tho Interior, aa director icen eral of the railroad Hdmlnlntratlori, to succeed Walker (. Illnea, whose resltftia- tion oecame eiirctive 3iay is. WAHIIINtlTON. May IK T lie senate manutactuiera' subctinmUtee. which has been Investigating the print paper Kit uatlon, announced today It had closed Us htarlnia and that no further witnesses would be called, RAN QUKNT!N. Cal7, May II James P Watson, confesscfl inurilerer of nine women he married hlfcamously, arrived at tho atste penitentiary here today to be Kin lire aentencc. Impoaed on him In l,oa Angeles. IIUDAI'KHT JIuyTi Hungary will altn tho peace treaty presented to her by the alllea. It was Indicated here today Count Albert Apponyl, sho strongly opposed the acceptance of the treaty, has resigned from the pecc delegation. WASHINGTON. MayTll. The house to. day adopted h resolution authorlilng the treaadry to buy federal land bank honda Isaued against loans approicd before last March I. Kfforta.to extend the measure to cover losns approved before neit March waa defeated Its to 121. WAHIIINtlTON. May !. Tho nomlna. Hon of George W. I Hunt, former gov ernor of Arizona, to-be. American minister to Hlam, which had been held up penTlng Inquiry by tho foreign relatione commit tee. waa confirmed lata today by the sen ate. 1'AniS, May tl. Soviet rule In France was tn have been established If the revo lutionary strikes Inaugurated May had aueceeded, according to the r-'renah police, who said today they hart dbtatned com plsto evidence of this from documents they have secured, fOI.OItADO HI'ltlNtiH. Col.. May 1 William tl. McAdoo, former secretary of the treasury, la not a candidate for)o lltlcal office, he stated emphatically last night. "I am not Irt the political game anil I have no Intention of being present at tho democratic convention,'' ho said. WASHINGTON. May H Without de bate the house today adopted a. 'report from the election committee seating Sam uel C Major, demorrat. aa representative of the Seventh Missouri dlstrlrt ner James I). Salts, republican, vkho contested the ciccumi POUT AnTltuit Texas, May 1. Twelxe negroes arrcalol hero today fol lowing an attack on t. atreet car filled with negro nonunion dock workers, em ployed hy the Mallory line to unload ships at tho local flocks, wero taken to Ileail mont this afternoon and placed In the county Jail there. Ten or more nonunion negrn dock workers wero Injured in the attack WASIIiriilTON. May II Inflation of the currency under the federal resen system waa arraigned In the house today by Uetiresentatlve King, republlciui of Illi nois, who asserted that. "75 pcrtcent of the 144)00,000,000 of reserve notea are based on fnodstuffa and other necessities," and that the result waa Increased food costs. - MINNKAPOI.IS. May II. -Amellla Dalll I'urcl. the prima ilonna. flletl suit In district court today against r'harlea I. Wagner, alleging mat tiirnugn secret agreements with theater officials, while he was her manager, he had ilefrauded her of sums she believed totaled from 1100.000 to 1131.000 STie asks the court tn compel Wagner to make vn accounting. THE WEATHER TL'I.SA, Okla. May 1 Mailmum, It, minimum, a:, south winds, clear. OKLAHOMA Wednesday and Thursday generally fair I.Ot'lStANA: Wednesday and Thursday generally fair, somewhat warmer Wednes day, Arkansas, hast and wkst tb.yah: Wednesday and Thursday generally fair. KANSAS Kalr Wednesday, probably be. coming unsettled Thursday, not much ihange In temperature. Kennedy Sperliil , Sugar Cured 1'rlcd Ham Steak, - Pan Oray, Candled Sweet lotatpes. Apple Haure. Whole llemlny Served 1 to i p, m. lianclng 9 to 13 p tn (lood music Kennedy Hrstaurant Attn We Are Losb-Goodye" Lasl Words of President Carranza MUXICO CITY, May IS. "We are Inst, tlnodbye gentlemen." These wero Carrauza's final words before his flight from tho beselgod traltiH In tin early afternoon of May H, while pausing momentarily bo foro u crowtl of terrified civilian refugees a few miles east of. San Marcos, accompanied by a fvw In tlntutes and guarded by what special dlspatchea term a "very small cavalry force." TJio fugitive president crossed tho narrow valley through which tho Mexican railway passes, stopped for a few moments to watch thu liberal revolutionary forces occupy the (.tailed trains; then disappeared among tho mountains, lk Is believed certain that Car ranza Is headed northeast toward the coast by way of Cofro do Porote, with tho Intention of boarding a steamer at some small port and escaping front tho country Judging from tho list of captured officials and generals received Sunday at the headquartois in Mexico City of tho liberal revolutionary government, few aro accompanying Carrunza, GEORGIANS FLAY WILSON'S LEAGUE Palmer Forces Routed by Watson and Smith at Convention. ADOPf RESOLUTIONS Contlemn Pact and War Meas ures in Drastic Terms at State GnthcrinK. WOOD WINNER IN VERMONT General Holds Big Lead Regular Slate Is Huniiing Ahead in Pennsylvania. ATliAN'TA. (In,, May in Two ilclt'giillotiH to San rraticloco iwro elected by tlm ilciuocratlc state -contention ulilfli cIonihI Its sow slons here early (oday after go ing on record at refusing to In lorn! President Wilson's nilmluls tr.itlon, thu Versailles treaty and tho loiiirtKi of lUillons eoiiMuint till I'tv-crtiitions, I Tho majority, composed, of sup- IMirters of United Stalin Senator I Smltli iiiid Thomas i:. Wiitsoit, he- I fore tlio coiiiciilon atljoiirneil, elected delegates unliislriictetl as , to candidates, but ordered volo ' only for it citudldiite faoniblo to tho principles Indorsed hy the con tentJoii. The Pnliucr supporters, after the conieutlon llM'lf had ad journed, elected a itrlegiitloii In structed to wile for A. .Mitchell Palmer, for president, as tho vt Inner of tho (.etirl.i presidential prlninrT. ATLANTA, Cia May 18 Heso Unions expressing "unalterable op position" to tho leaguo of nations covenant as brought back from Paris by President Wilson, advocat ing free sneeeh. fron tiroau nml lncnl self-government and nsklng repeal, or all espionage, sedition and con scription laws passed during the war, wore adopted hero lato tonight by the statajjomocrntio convention, Supporters of Thomas K, Watson and Hrnator Hoke Hmllh took pos session of tho convention to elect delegates to tho fan Francisco con vention. Up to adjournment' tonight for dinner tho forces of Attorney Clen oral l'nltncr who won a plurality in tho recent presidential preference primary, had been voted down on all eiccpt uno measure, that concerning tho delegation "from Chatham county W. (. Veren was elected national committeeman over Clark IIowoll, a Palmer man and reading of resolu tions presented by Ilnlllns Randolph of Atlanta, Indorsing the president, treaty and league of nations with reservations, 'th,at may not bo de structive," was greeted with nn up- CONTINI'KH ON t'AOi; N1NC KILLS WIFE AND THEN SELF Dead HoiIIom of .lohn O'Connell and Wlfo round Near Sulphur. Hy Associated Press State Wire Hltl.PHl'Il, Okla., May IT. The dead bodies of John O'Connell and his wifn were found in tho homo of his mother-in-law, Mrs. CI. A. Wul lace, who lives six miles south of hero lalo yesterday by Mrs. Wal lace. In thn husband's hnnd was clutched a pistol which officers be lieve, ho used to kill his wlfo and then himself. Ills wife had been shot through tho head and heart. Mrs, Wallace gave ns the reason for tho double, tragedy O'Connell's despondenoy. over being without work, In his pocket was found a check for lino which Mrs. Wallace says she had given him to use in searching for employment. Among them are believed to bo Luis Cabrera, secretary of thn treasury. WAfiHINdTON, May IS. IOUli Maroncs, labor leader of Mexico, nnd known there as tho "(Jompers of Mexico," came hero today as spoclal commissioner of tho do facto gov ernment. Itecent reports to the state depart ment, announcing tho plans for his visit, suggested tho possibility of his appointment later as tho chief, diplomatic representative to the United States. Maroncs and his as sociates, however, decline to discuss this, nor would tho commissioner ex uresa an opinion on Mexican condi tions. He, lc,ft during tho day for Now York and will return horo later. Dressed as u railway brakomitn, Muronus accompanied Alvaro Obre gon from Mexico City when, the latter was threatened with Imprison ment. Information concerning him I obtained by the government pluces him In thu group of tho more ad vanced thinkers of the labor move-1 mcnt, although not identified with , the communistic element which has . gained groat strength in Mexico. New Member Named On Commerce Body Aids in Rail Solution i . . : Henry .lumen I'ord, WASMINOTON, Mny 18 Henry James Kord, tho second Princeton man to bo named hy Prosldont WII sop on tne interstate commerce commission will aid In the solution of the railroad tlcup and thn en forcement of tho new railroad law. He is i Haltlmoro man and hns served as editorial writer on eastern papers and as banking and Insur ahce commissioner of New Jersey ANTI-WILSONIANS " TO UNITE ON COX Plans of Recent Pow wow at French Lick Springs Revealed. WET PLANOEMANDED Leaders Ask Strong Anti-Dry Declaration M c C o m b s Goes Over to Ohio Man. NKW YOltK, May 18. Plans to contest the possible rennmlnatlon of President Wilson, to fight tho nom ination of W. (I. McAdoo nnd to' work for a wot plank In tho na tional democratic, platform at San Francisco wero decided upon by a number of big democratic leaders who have Just completed a long con ference at French l.lck Hprlngs, Ind,, It was learned today, Tho leaders wero said to have de cided upon tho following tentative slate: For president, Gov. James M. Cox of Ohio. For vice president, Oov. Kdward I, I'Mwards of Now Jersey. Tho fight agulnst President Wil son and Mr. McAdoo would nat urally extend to William Jennings Hryan becauso of his support of tho 18th constitutional amendment ami national prohibition. William F. McCotnbs, former na tional democratic chairman, who took part In the ronferenco was re ported to havo told friends that ho believed Oovorn n- Cox ins a better chance than any oilier democratic presidential nominee. Others who took part In the French I.Ick Hj'rings powwow were: Charles F. Murphy, leader of Tammany hall In New York; tleorge K Ilrennan, long a lieutenant of Itognr Sullivan In Illinois; Thomas T. Taggart of Indiana; John M. Cam den of Kentucky and Charles Iloeschensteln of Illinois, I Mr. MrComhs was formerly re ported to favor finvernor 1-dwards as the presidential nominee, fjut apparently his opinion was changed during the conference. WA8HINQTON. May IS - Presi dent Wilson will renin In In Washing ton until after the national conven tion has been held, It was slated nn excellent nuthorlty today. A do slrn to keep ns Vloxoly us possible In touch with tho political situation Is believed to have persuaded the president to this course. Arrange ments havo already heen made for telephone and telegraph communi cation directly from tho white houso to the convention cities THOUGHTS TO THINK ABOUT Why not turn disused household things Into cash or oxchango them for more needed articles? Tho World Wants havo dono Just these things for many. If you don't sen Just what you want ask for It by Inserting a little World Want Ad yourself. Tho World Want Columns aro tho recognized employment getters of tho age The World Wants point to many economies III "for sale" and "ex-1 change" goods for the home. If you have a ncod, try tho World Want ' I DROP RECORDED IN OSAGE SALES Leases B r i n Million Le.ss Than at Last Pawhuska Sale. TOTAL NEAR 3 MILLION; Figures. Reflect Disappoint ment Over Extension of Federal Control. M'CUNE IS BIGGEST BUYER Pays .$31G,000 for Tract Cos den Among Prominent Buyers of IndiairLands. Hy-W. ii. piccic Keflectlng tie dlsapoplntment of the oil men Irt regard to tho situation as to the extrusion of tho Osago leases, everything at Pawhuskn yes terday was sold at a decided slump over previous sales. The totijl was (2,860,1100 and wus more than a million short of tho lasl offering, nnd In addition to thu uncertainty In regard to tho extension nf tho looses, many factors united to puro down prices, Tho tight money market and the recent past success of tl0 wild catter over the man who plays geology, seemed to bo added features of yesterday's sale. It was the con sensus of opinion that tho' present sale marked tho ending nf tho "open door" policy to geologists' recom mendations. To C. I.. McCiinn belongs tho tils tlouctlon of Tuesday's largest pur chase made when he answered tho auctioneer to tho tune of 1310,000 on tract 15K. This purchased tho southwost of 6-21-12, on which bids opened at thn Ifi.OOO mark. Among other heavy purchases east of rango S, .Mr. McCune was again heavily represented by his successful bid of (6 1,000 on tiact 108, tho southeast of 11-21-11. Tho Hkelly oil company, which crowded Mr. McCuno on tho day's record purchase, was the next high est bidder, and purchused two tracts at tho night session which ran over JJOu.OOO each, Thoe, wero the southeast of fi-29-11 fir which Mr. Hkolly and thn Standlsh OH com pnny paid 1116,000, nnd trad 161, being tho southwest of 21-21-12, for which J 107,000 was paid. .1. S. Cosden was among tho nrnm- Inent bidders and tbrougk bis ftp- CONTINl'KI) OS' PAUI! TOVKV. draft"g7o. p. planks Party leaders Gather nt Washington to Agree on Pnrlv Maud Defer Treaty Action. WASHINGTON, May IS. Find ings of the special committee of 171 prominent republicans named In January to gather data for thu party's national platform wero brought today under tho scrutiny of a conference of party InadcrH for revision and perfection before their presentation to 'the Chicago con vention. Tho coruniltteo's suggestion, split up Into 21 subcommittee reports on 21 possible campaign issues, were iiincuHHcu rxuauniivuiy ni un annay meeting attended hy Will II-I lays, national chairman, republican lead ers of the senato and houso and many others who will have a voice in framing tho platform The con ference will continue tomorrow. All tho subcommittee reports re lated to questions of domestic policy, tho party's declarations on foreign affairs concerning thn treaty of Versailles being left to be worked out nt later conferences, Some prog ress In that direction has been made, however, hy an informal committee of republican senators and their recommendations aro expected to bo ready for thn convention's platform committee when It begins work. F (inner h Demand $3,13 for Wheat This Year irUTCHINHON. Kan. May 18. A declaration that J3.I3 rents a bushel should be tho basic price for the 19211 wheat crop was adopted at a meet ing hero today of the Wheat Grow ers association of the t'nlted Slates composed of wheat raisers from Missouri, Knnsas, Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska, New Mexico and South Dakota. The declaration was ndopted after statistics had been presented to show that tho average cost of production In the seven states was J2.75 a bushel. Settlement of Wage Question Expcctcdl WASHINGTON, May 18. Settle ment of tho anthracite miners wago controversy which has extended over several weeks, s expected by offi cials tomorrow at a Join' conftircn "O of miners and operators i .tiled hy Secretary Wilson Prollnluary to final negotiations, Socrctary Wilson tonight met tho full scale commit too of minors for thn first tlmo. Gains in Relieving Freight a1-1 ePrtec' at Washington Commerce Commission Announces Movement of Empty Cars West Coal Companies and Miners Declare Crisis Is Grave-Both Assail Railroad Companies WASHINGTON, May IS -Prog I but tho associations' car servieo cpm ress In tho handling of the freight i mltteo warned that the demnnds for Jam was reported lale today by the Interstate commerce commission which announced that the move ment nf empty box cars for grain loading hus begun In targe volume westwartl from New Kngland and the Atlantic seaboard. Meanwhile the federal reserve board met with Its ndvlsory council and reserve bank officials to discuss tho freight hlnckadn from another angle. Primarily, the conference of bankers was aimed nt tho credit sit uation. Simultaneously, a counter move ment ol ears for coal Joadlng has been Instituted from tho middle west to tho coal producing nrenn of tho east, Tho commission announced that the order of handling equipment would bo continued "until a morn proper balance of these classes of equipment Is obtained," and predict ed considerable relief both by pro viding foods and fuel where needed and by casing the financial strain re sulting from the long continued tlc-up. Officials of tho American Hall road association predicted u "regti lur nnd continuous movomont" of empty cars Within a short porlod. Wife Slayer Takes Life Over Victim's Grave Eludes Posse OnKKNVIM.K, III.. May 18. Harley O, lleasley, 2S years old, alleged murdorer of his wife and two boy 'babies, today committed suicide over his wife's grave In Helhlehem cemetery threo miles east of hern, lleasley shot hlm self In tho right temple. llensley had lieeiy hunted by about 30 poH.iqmen almost con- tlnuously since' last Friday, Shortly before noon today, however, ho emerged from tho woods, uccompanled hy his brother, Delmar, and visited tho graves of his wife ami two sons. Poforo his brother could re strain him, he tlrnw a revolver from IiIh pocket, and kneeling nt the gravo-sldn, pulled the trigger, Heasley was charged, with hav ing murdered his wife and babies In a pasture near Webster City, Iowa, May 7. after falling to effect a reconciliation with Mrs, llensley from whom he had been sepa rated, ARKANSAS IS FLOODED Hrcnk In l.eceH Puts liiifnyclto County I'ndcr Water llelwoen Ilio IIIIN and Itrd Hirer. TKXAUKANA, Texas, May 1R A strip of land In Uifayettn county. Ark., between thn hills and 'tho Hntf river extending from Hempstead county linn tn a point 14 miles south of Garland about 10 miles long nnd averaging five inllcs wide, is now riootieii necauso or orenKs in mo 1 jeV(,p All residents have heen taken nut and a government boat from Mhreveport Is Hiking out tho livestock. Thcro has been no loss of life. Tlje breaking of the levees on the Lafayette county side of the Ited river Is believed to have eliminated the possibilities of hreaks on the Miller counly side and caused a fall in the river of two feet during thn past 18 hours, Owing to heavy rains In north Texas and Oklahoma another flood crest Is reported to be coming down the river and a stage of 30 feet Is Predicted at Index and 35 feet at u'lilton- Further damage, however, Is not anticipated as practically all thn low land not pretectal by levees Is already undor water WAGE HIKE IS ANNOUNCED Kansas City CnmiMiiy Annoiincix Increaso ill Pay for Fmplojes, KANSAS CJTV. May 18 Thn Kunsas city Hallways company, thn local traction corporation, late to day announced wage Increases amounting to about 10 per cent had been granted all employes. Approx imately 1,000 persons will receive tho Increases, which will bo effne tlvo Juno I. In a statement to u committee repiesnntlng the men, President P. J. Kealy of the company declared that from August, 1017, to Decem ber, 1018, the employes wero undor the domination of labor agitators and that lack of harmony resulted "Since January, 1919." ho said, thero has been no lyctatlnn by pro rni,.nUi ui.ii.nnru .n.i M,ia i. is. fourth Increase In wages granted nl oxphiln the fjnvernmont's views, II., t year" warnod of Impending dangers In tho Imler the present s ale a tram cyh lo of continued borrowings and man receives 45 iciils a hour the Hperulatlon and appealed to bankcrn first three months irrad laliv helntr ' llml I,ullllt ul't0 to bo conservative l7rca three ' " ueimtnds for Jinking credits, years ho Is receiving GO centa an (u.Hgt ,.,, Btudl0i , 3 Ma, hour. jAul i cars cnnlliiueil to Increase nnd that the iillocatloii of equipment should no iiuiile with Ilio utmost cute to avoid further Jam nt nil gatnways, A gravo crisis "Involving the In dustrial life of tho country," has I resulted from f.illuro of soft coal operators to ohlaln an itdeiiunte ear ipply. tho .National Coal associa tion declared tonight In a general survey based on reports from mem bers In many sections. The United Mine Workers of America, also In a statement mint ing John Moore, president of tho Ohio miners, said Hint tmloss some thing was done Immediately in re lieve tho car situation the publlo would find llselt without conl next winter, Itcsponslblllty for present conditions, Moore charged, ".rests sipinrely oil the railroads nd their unjust and unfair discrimination In the distribution of coal cars." The conl nsnoclntlon said persist ent efforts of nperntorH to obtain ro llof had been unavailing that tho shortage of open top cars In the coal fields ran CO to 65 por cent be low normal and that not since tho tlity's Just preceding America's entry Into the war had thn country been threatened "with such n. paralysis nf Industries." PLAN TO SETTLE' STRIKE ACCEPTED Miners a n d Operators Reach Agreement at Kansas City. START WORK TODAY Several Thousand Walked Out hut Resumption of Work Is Looked for Today. KANSAS CITV, May 18. An agi cement was r.'ached between rep resentatives of cnl minors nnd ope rators In. thn districts rmhrH:lng Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma niid Ar kansas horn late Uulay on thn con troverted question of thn cost of mine explrslvrn that will it was said, result In the resume ofworlc tomor row In thosn mines closeil down by strikes, Thn agreement annnuncod by F. W. I.uklns, an operator and chair man of the conferqnre, provides for a tentative s"hedulo'of costs and for ii commission composed of nn ope rator and one minor from euoh of thn three districts, which will Inves. tlgnto the question of cost of cxplos. Ivm nnd report their findings to a later ronferenco. Miners and opera torn agreed lo abide hy thn findings Thn tetijtlvu cost schedule, which represents it compromise follows: In Kansas 12.02 a keg; old price 2; In Missouri fi 07; old prlcn 2.0S; in 'Arkansas and Oklahoma $2,12; old prlcn 12.10. Tho controversy arose when tho minors refused to abldo by a recent declaration of the operators llit under the new biennial agreement now being dr..vn, thu miners wouid be required to jMV 13. It. II keg. Miners in tho Kansas district do clared they would no! pay mom than $2.02 for1 tho powder and sev eral thousand of them wnlkcrf out. Although the Kansas strike isaa not called by officials of thn miners' union. Alexander llownt. the state union president, said ho gave It "full approval." "Governor Allen -nnnnl mnke In tliiatrl'tl slaves of us." he declared, BANKERS PLEDGE AID Promise tn As!! Itcecnn Ilonnl In Deflation of Credits anil Slop, plug I'hCKsrullnl lfoani WASHINGTON, May 18 Hankers of ttho country, through repre sentatives attending a conference to day with tho fednrnl reaorvn board, pledged themselves in helping the board In a drive on high prices and to aid In efforts nt deflation, Tho bankers agreed to support un reservedly tho board's now pollry in discouraging "habitual and uunucra sary borrowing," and to seek cur tailment of "long standing, non-ea-sentl.il loans," its an Initial stop to ward ending thu era of high prices and speculation. Governor Harding sot forth tho board's policy In a epeech designed In clarify the general situation und Cut in Sales Figures Extends to Pacific Coast on Clothing TIGHT MONEY IS CAUSE Railroad TicuD Also Cited as Reason; Hardships on Merchants Are Seen. LOWERED 20 PER CENT Some Rcductidns Reach That Figure; Special Sales Numerous. price cutting In retail clothing cos's renrhlnc Ifrom ihn M Ifulsslnnt vnhuv lo tho Padlflc const waa reporltil to day. Dispatches: from SI cities told of nromlsed reduction tn these ne cessities ranging from IS per cer.t to minus prone. Financial t 'llhorltlni lnr anil In. tllcatinnn were thai tho rrloo decline would be limited to rjady to vtt.tr clothing, principally women s ar- ments nnd h'Ikh. Shoos wer In llt list affected. Tight monev nml Inadequate. among the prime reasons for the mercantile movement. Delays In de livery or goons in which money ban been Hod up, Iflgelher with Inability of farmers to dt grain and livestock to market wero said In many In stances: to have worked & hardship on merchants. An officer of a leading depart merit store of Chicago doclarcd the price reduction now being repbrted iiianjii umu won mercnanw were iy. lng to nttUsfy what lie, called a. "hys lerlcnl demand from the publlo for lower irlcc." These current reduc tions, ha said, might only be tem porary. A financial authority here aalrl that If reports of prleo cutting wore dependable, they Indicated a tend ency toward" a reduction in Inven tories. Thmttrt. u - ...... ,i.Hm un tem porary, ho said, it was undoubtedly good, In that It suggested that mer chantn wero coin ahead moro cuutl ously. Many Haifa Meld fialAfl flTA hnlnrr ).aM i, . - - 1 names. In Tnh.b. t.- , , , , i :: . vuMoun, u. men n ClOLlllnie firm nnnnnn... .- , , . ... . ,. ? ... -.,wvnii . no prom Halo, declaring that U would back lolling tho fair prlco commissioner Or n committee nnmn.t K. v.f- ... i. possession of Its hooka and account. mum mures in BC. L.OUU ad. Twenty per cent cuts wore the mo.t On tho Pnclflo rnn.f t .... . ?i';r. ".""".V".,0"'" 'rn 20 porVcen"t I'l.i.iutns saicey- declaring Hint on snmn "." price- wero cut virtually n half. Tbren Hnatlln ..u. 20,Wr "it- In San Francisco ono retailer n iinni,.-. "Y cut -i iir-,;u,v aHo so PrV.. cor"lln commodities. At in wL20 p,er cont Co'hlns cut". stores seveFa day go ' nounc a flat reduction of 20er cen? and ' Rove0,","1;:1 Klirea followed. J Several Omaha store1 said their silk cuts were CO per cent. I y2r Neb., a 20 per cent cut In ladles" Ilk wirM..Ie," Barn'n was made, in K1?' Kan-. W ehlrls have boot" mvB,.S?OT'.0' K"" "Ported III JSliniionnnll- .. i. . discount of 20 pc7 con on ItSWl Stock eirent e. . ' "." ''l' articles, shoo rertucUoniTtooSS announced. were a. niV',r nl k,,'"onia city. At Oklii)wi,in rit.. 20 ,o 30 per " cen're due lo'nTwer'e reported. Ono men's s "or" It SZ. kogoo cut everything 10 to 20 ner cent and other houses advertUed a o. r ; ; . -u 'rr cent. At H;in An nn n nr .. partment stores 'announced .1 with reductions of 20 TLt ''l other a 2K im. .V"1' ni" At Waco, Texa's, nnothe7depa?tment store announced It had KS T . fifth off Its prices, An 131 VaWort cut shops nn,i oi.t.i . " "'ore ti p.i o i.il lllnK prices. At I' Ort Hmlth A-u . . At, i ine muff, ono men's store and ono women's inm " ",la same cut 8llBht wduetloWVo1,: tal era nst week m.,i re" fifth to n quarter. At aprlngfIrr Mo merchants havo announced the ---... ttuiir.uri, Kan,. nounced 20 per cent reductions. , an- ST. LOUIS. May 18. Hone for a reduction In tho cost of wearing an parol was expressed by Htanley X. Sweet of New York, president of tho International Association or Garment Manufacturers, In an addr'ss at the oponlng of tho association's annual convention hero this afternoon. Mr. Sweet emphasized that he manufacturer fearing u decline In sales, waa ns anxious for pilce re ductions as the consumer He ex. preased belief that present prices would decline If a readjustment waa brought about In othr lines.