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'*, Washington, Feb. 12.—(By the As
sociated Press)—While tomei opposi
tion to the railroad bill as-.' finally
agreed upon in conference has devel
ojiei, senate and house leaders pre
dicted today that the conference re
would be
Chairman JSSch of the house
-interstate committee, one of the
Jauthors of the railroad bill
fixA other leaders expressed 'confl
uence'that opposition by house Dem
ocrats would not delay passage of
.^e measure.
by' the house. Senate provisions to.
whifeh there was object^oni including
ythek anti-strike section,' creation of a
.transportation board and compulsory
consolidations were stricken out,, in
^conference. The essential. addition
to' ijie house bill was the fixing "bf. a
ranteed return of S% per cent.
They, based their prediction upon
.tife fact that the hill as rewritten
in conference is substantially the Questioned Regarding the
sttrfae tes the ISsch bill recently passed
With the .'.time already fixed by
Bldent Wilson for return of the
is .and the widesprWd demand
ba^k," Chairman EBCh said, today,
'4^1ure to enact necessary legisla
tion before March 1 would be disas
trous. I am satisfied, however, that
the house will adopt the conference
report without delay."
lghts of Pythias Jtall while Mr.
Xitnger' waa. speaking here Wednea
day svenlng to a -rooming house,
where he expired "before medical as
sistance oquIAT reach him.
iaat' words.',
IfOO mpea to her this '4i$Melk ju4 .1. ...
wouldn't have missed it .for the best nesa had ruated from memory a
The .Knights of iS'thlas hitf i«uyJ
Many instances
tarmem who in
bad driven or travel"
miles Jtnd. more .by .train, to
hear him, ahd. dUring all of this time
who'conld-find no seats stood
bout the Sidles, of the room/.
"I En route to, Lelth. Langer was
.'given an ovation at Carson, where ho'
-.spent Tuesday night at the home of
•m ,J,. W. Bvans, a *ell known Grant
county fanner: who is secretary of the
Federation of Farmers' club.
The Hague, Wednesday, Feb. ll.—
It is declared in reliable quarters that
Riji.-- formei# Crown Prince 'Frederick WH
f': 1
lam was Serious in making his offer
to, thfe ^Entente' governpients to sur
render himself in place of. the Ger
mans on the. extradition list' and that
he is inclined to believe that' the Alt
lies will accept his plaq.
It ls laamsd here that former Em
peror William is strong In his ap
proval of his son's action.
Nothing was known at Wlerengen
of the ex-crown prince's intention be
forir his messages to the head" of the
variobs governments had -been dls
gtven by Frederick Willis^ri was one
gtvfn by Grrederick-Wlliam was one
^.i .to ilhs Dutch government when he
sent the communleatlons abroad.
4 Newspaper reports to the' effect
thM the grand duke of Hene and hls
it, son'-likewise seven German generals
ns^ned on the extradition list has es
caped into Holland are discredited at
the Dntch foreign office: That office
dielared it did not consider It possi
ble, for the men named to cross Into
teh territory.
New York, Feb. 1*.—A report of
t$e death of Baron Bdmond de Roth-.
Schlld has been received from Paris
by the Zionist organisation of Amer-
k, accordlng to an. announcement
Baron Rothschild was 74 years
jpl&and he^d of the Frencti-.branch of
he famous hanking house. The ac
tivities of the late baron in helping
Jews fmn Ruasia and Rumania
establish, coloaljM {p PatesUne made
his ^pma irijisUr. )is*wa.
Lincoln's Ge
Washington, *V, It.—^The original' and to
hand mannaeript
-*-urg' addraii Mi'
today by
[leap. New"
tor Bmooi
coin to
I -Lincoln's
df Utah,
imlttaa, an-
oed that a photoatAt of tha ad
-would be prlnted -tts Con^
l^aya farther
t, haa been
',/ "iV','0
', '-.. -.H A^N:v--V^". iV:y:^ .'..^A:.V •..•.? &
Copenhagen, Feb. 12.—Denmark
won. an overwhelming victory the
plebiscite held in «tho province of
Schleswig, by which the future status
.ot' that district was determined, ac
cording *0: official figures issued here
this morning. These figures show that
Danish adherents cast 75.023 'votes,
while the Germans polled but 25,087.
port on the measure
Promptly adopted so-that •the legisia-j rnay'refer to the Talbot's standing by1
tloh would he. on the statute books the British cruiser Ceres, which is
before the roads are returned to prl
\vate control March. 1. ''.
.- The final draft of the conference
*ep_ort is now being made and it will
be presented to the senate Saturday
or Monday. The house expects to
.take the report up Monday or Tues
day at th* latest, and leaders said
today it would "-be disposed ot In two
'days. -v.
Constantinople,,Tuesday, Feb. 10.—•
The American destroyer T^lbpt was
reported today in distress near Serp
ent's' Island, ip the Black sea. It is
thought, however,^that the. report
Constanta, Rumfnia,
weather conditions.
Publicity Work of the
Newberry Campaign.
Or&nd Rapids, Mich., Feb. 12i—C.
Higbee of Benton Harbor started
^proceedings In the Newberry elec
tions. conspiracy trial this morning
with, additional direct testimony.
jm the neonle' that they be handed ^ury '^'hich returned the indictments
Jk'' ClwirmM Esch said today
last fall.
W. cnairman iEBcn saia toaay, the testimony before that body of
James B. Hasklns of Hpward City,
lie said Haskins met Hannibal Hop
kins at Lansing and took employ
ment in the Newberry publicity de
partment, getting $45 a week and ex
penses. 'Higbee said Haskins de
scribed the publicity and advertising
work. The testimony was that the
publicity appropriation was 130,000.
at. the start, but was exceeded later.
JLielth, ff. D, Feb. 12.—His heart publicity affair, but' later they
affected by the excitement aroused learned ti good'deal of money was be
lli Attorney Genera} Laager's vigor- fog qaed.
oils denunciation of Townleyism and: Haskins waH transferred June 1
tws fatigue of a hundred-mile jour-! to the Grand Haplds headquarters
ney. Bam Parks," a highly respected and after the campaign saw at least
pioneer farmer of the Cedar Creek $1,000 in cash oh Charles Floyd's
district was removed from the -desk at the time Floyd' was settling
local: bills.
related his recollection of
Much Bjfoney Used.
Haskins was quoted as. saying that
he and Hopkins understood that the
campaign was to be principally a
The testimony quoted Haskins as
spying that William Mlckel, who
"pretended ..to be working for Helme,
wjas really, a. Newberry employed"
JLttorney:. George IS!.-I«cl|«af|, cross*
enmtnlnC,r.-4rew out., that- the wit-
X^ger ipo)ce for^^hree and oh /jth^"'!c4iidldtttu'
to the $110,000 ap-
.batSfc.•tog data
pi'oprlation wM in Hlgbee's memory
before he ooniulted Dale Aouter's
notess on the testimony. Mr. Nichols
then searched Hlgbee's memory on
the details of publicitywork.
"Didn't he make the 'statement
that the (iSOfOOO was to be expended
for. regular and Legitimate advertis
ing?" asked Mr. ^Nichols.
"I don't remember," said Hlgbee.
"Did the grand Jury ask Haskins
how the othor.- money Was expend
ed rj
"I do not recall that Haskins was
asked that question," siaid the wit
Mr. Nichols learned that the grand
jury examined.^ the $17«,000 report
of .the Newberry committee, but ob
jections .halted further questtoning
on this line.
Carried Money.
Hlgbee remembered, 'that Haskins
told of taking nqloney In an enevelope
to a Mr. Caldwell atvIonia, but thsrt
Haskins did not know how much
money was In "the envelope. Mr.
Nichols then brought out that Hlg
bee's recollection of Haskins' money
handling was limited to this Ionia en
velope, and the paying of two bills
in Grand Rapids, one to the tele
phone company.
Mr. Nichols then switched to yes
terday's' testimony regarding Roman
Fi Clb^heski's grand Jury appear
ance. Hiabee told Martin W. Littler
ton yesterday that Clocheskl was in
the room fifteen' or twenty minutes
on one occasion and about five min
utes on another. Today he fixed
the. period at perhaps ten minutes
and "certainly leas than an hour."
The "million dollars" piled on a
table in Paul King's oOoe was then
tftksn tipi
'"Didn't h# Say that tnis money
mis.'used for payrolls and when
a*ked how much was there replied,
that there might have been .a thou
sand or there miffht have been-a
minionT' asked Mr. Nichols.
"I don't remember that state
ment,!^' said Hlgbee. *T'do remember,
that he said that the bills were $20,
$50 and $160 each and that it looked
like a'injQlon dollars."
Hlgbee 'said he oould not remem
ber that Clocheskl told the grand
jary he De^er paid a «ant to anyone
to g«rt votes or Influence "for New
berry. ..
Made F^atureOf Services In
principles ot liberty and Justice.
"The memory of Lincoln," aaid the
•^oretary. of atatat tf«f hfa humhle
orlda, t( his attainment the hlgh
eat^ionor in the gift of his faHow
obttQ&ymen, Of'hie, Tutaurpsssedaerr
lca to the republic, and, Of hia
aeter aa a snan and as a public
aat is ene of the great apljritual
of fhla
.Vlt- is1 in turning our thougbita to
tha earsei: of this great Amerieaa that
we laarn the trite maaalng of patrlot
teri« aiid gahi a true oonoeption of the
opporttmlttaa which Ameriqa offara'to
kWSS6i» jM-
to tts all to forget aeif in
i' pwr. t*w.*jyV.a»d' '&<• the
Delay of Peace Conference
to Reach Agreement oil
Turkey Cause.
Constantinople, Feb, 12.—Work: in
the harbor here is completely, disor?.
ganized as'a result of- delay on the,
part of the peace conference to r^ach
a decision relative to the future status
of Turkey."1 It is impossible'.toy m^ve
ycargoea to Black Sea ports because: of
towing a tanker and two tugs loaded foodstuffs for'higher prices'fcs-a. re
wlth refugees from' Odessa toward suit of which the cost of living ip a^
under bad
Bolshevikl menace: and speculiskt
ora here are holdihg' clothing .ami
as lit is in
high Jn dohstantihople
Paris or Lortdon.
Refugees Weloomcd.
Thousands of Russian refugees are
arriving here and are cordially weir
corned by the people of the city. The
average Turk w.ears out his capacity
for hatred in expressing his enmity
against th'e Cr^elui and pays little at
tentiem to persons/of other nationali
ties, eveb, traditional enemies, such as
the president was made late yeSter
day after Director General Hines and
representatives of the employes had
failed to reach an agreement.
•Statements setting forth the views
of both Sides In the controversy—-one
giving the reason why the unions de
mand an immediate increase in wages
and the other explaining" why Direc
tor General Hines could not agree to
such increases on the eve of the turn
ing 'back of the railroads to private
ownership—-were in course of prep
aration this morning and will be pre
sented to Mr. Wilson today.
'Just how much time the president
will' require in considering the istate'
ments is problematical but it was be
lieved. it wrould be short. Whether he
upholds the views of Director General
Hines or decides that the demands of
the. employes are just and should be
granted, the. opinion was expressed
that a settlement Anally will be made
through., the machinery to be set up
by legislation now pending Which rounds-to a draw,
will govern the return of the rail
properties to their .former owners.
American Headquarters, Coblens,
Feb.* 12.—tTWO hundred and fifty sol
diers of, the' American forces in Gerr
many who have
actress an
married Kuropean
giris have been instructed to start
soon for America with their wives, In
accordance with a recent order '..of
Maj. Gen. Henry T. Allen, In 'com
In connection with the order It was
also announced that army authorities
would'not consent in future to mar
riages of American soldiers on-duty
In the, occupted ar^a, oftycter* copt^nd
lng th^ men jri^i^ut'
About, apQ soldiers have n^rrled
German girls stneev ths Anglican
forces reached the Rhln^ the fibers
included.''in the order having married
principally.' French .girls, tor young
or Luxembourg.
Geqnan Paper Says,
Wrong Man Charged
Willi Torpedoing Ship
Berlin,' Wednesday. Feb. 11 —A
first lieutenant, in' command of 4
German .submarine,, torpedoed -the
English chahnel steamer Sus^e^'.,^.
March ,:24'i: 1918, according to' •"locat
new^p?ipef,, whlch comments oh': &e
extradition list received from the al
lies. It is declared this man has Since
Captain Steinbrinck is charged on
the extradition list with being re
sponsible for the attack on the SJs
.sex. whlch caused the. death of fifty
'persons. '.rfv-'
How To Restore The 01(1 Purchasing Power 01
Superior, Wis.'—VI wouldn't have,
.the heart ed levidence- like this- on.
utncoln's-blithday anniversary to bind
over 'a colored "person, for trial." Wjth'
this preliminary announcement,:
ludge J. 'B. French, in municipal
court today dismissed .the charge''of
running cl disorderly resort, 'which
had been- entered against. Mabel
Jackson, a. negress.
S^iperiorji' Wis.—kn ordinance lic
ensing the. sale of beverages contain
ing. not ftb exceed one-half of one per
cent of ailcohol hajs passed on its iirfat
reading' in the-Superior city counttl
and wlll be giyeh final passage at the
meeting^ next Week, members of the
commission lnximated today. The
regulations .formerly governing sa
loons are ,to bQ re-enacted with the
addition that no denatured or wood
alcohol shall bis kept in places oper
.ated under licenses.
Londoh.—The conclusion of an
armistice, by the. Letts with the Bol
shevik! is announced in a dispatch
Boise.—The. Idaho legislature. rati-
Will Take Over New Duties
On March 1 When Lane
Washington, Fefct^ 12.—John Barton
Stoyae of Illinois him beeh twlected b:
vV. -.
Lture. rati-l
fled the womSn suffrage agfendihent..^ iW.ail{nUt'
Chicago.—'Major .General Leonard
Wood, replying to 8enat0r Borah, said
he believed "that, we Should accept
the League of Nations as modified and
mfeguard^d "b
the existing Lodge
.'. .•
London.—Admiral Kolchak '.was,
executed by his own troops to pre
vent his rescue by White troops, ac
cording to a Copenhagen dispatch to
New Tork.—A report bf the- death
of Baron .ISdmond de Rothschild has, the election thereafter?
been received from Paris by the Zion
ist organization of America.
aby Deslys, the
dancer, is dead.
London.—The war office announces
that "the, Bolshevikl have crossed the
sea of Axbv from Taganrog and
gained a footing on the southern
coast. •.
Springfield, Mass.—Joe Stecher de
feated Jack Dwyer in straight falls.
and' Tommy
Gibbons fought ten
the"i interiblv' to .'tracc&'d Frankiin'. k.
Lane. Mr. Payne is n«v chairman of
the,- United States shipping bpard,
r?Mir. Payne will: take over his new
duties March 1, when Mr. Lane re
tires. Mr. Payne's successor as chair
maa pf the shipping board has not
yet": beep "announced.
Before becoming chairman of the
shipping board on August -7, 1919, he
-Virginia, and is 65 years
home is in Chicago.
North Dakota: Cloudy' to
night colder in west and north
portions Friday fair and colder.
Si :5f 3
& D., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY *2. 1920.
Strike Called For February
17 to Be Directed From
,r,-,-^.-4 -15 -Cities.
©etroit,i., qMich.. Feb. 12.-^-Strike
headqus^tertK .werc. to be opened in
fifteen .cities today 'by divisional of
ficers of the Brotherhood of Mainte
nance of Way Employes and Rail
way Shop Laborers, from which the
-•pation-wide strike called for Febru
ary 17. .will.be directed.
Final plans for the strike /have been
made, union officials here declared,
and .only an agreement between rep
resentatives of the men in Washing-
President Wilson,' they said,
ment is reached, it.was it must
come before Saturday- night, or the
•strike order' cannot be rescinded be
fore it becomes effective.
Prohibition To Enter
Vlnto The, Presidential
Campaign, Say Reports
Westerville, O.. Feb. 12.—Will the
issue of prohibition figure in the nom
ination of presidential candidates and
The Anti-Saloon League of Ameri
•ca, through a statement issued today
by E. H. Cherrington, secretary of its
executive committee, endeavors to
answer that question by declaring
that prohibition, or rather, safeguard
ing of prohibition, will be a very live
ieisue in not only the
McCormick which men might honestly differ b^
campaign but in the election of con
gressmen. On this matter the state
ment says:
"Prohibition is here, and, as we be
lieve, to stay: The question at issue is
not whether prohibition is or is not
desirable. That was a question on
fore prohibition became the law of
the land and part of the federal con
stitution. Triumph of prohibition was
made possible only by a will of the
majority, and that same will, work
ing through the lawful processes by
whifeh prohibition became law, can,
if it chooses, take prohibition out of
the constitution.
"The question at issue now is—
shall the law be enforced? To that
^question there can be but one answer,
Whether a man believes in prohibi
tlon he must comply with the law and
aid in its enforcement or be a lawless
citizen. As the Anti-Saloon league sees
it, two important things are involved
in the coming nominations and elec
tions: firstly, that the chief executive
of this nation, who is the chief law
enforcement official, must be a man
wholly committed-^ to the enforce
ment policy and. second, that a con
greaa tpust, b«j. elected th»t will take
no backward M«p lit prolhibltion legls-
Berlin, Wednesday, Feb. 11.—The
municipality of Berlin hhs appropri
ated 1,000,000 marks for the purpose
was general counsel of the emergency' needy families, nursing mothers and
fleet* corporation. He is a native of
old. ^His
Mitihirtota ^tjnset^ weaiher
toright. aad probacy
Ught snoW in east and south por
tlons wiarmer tonight except In
extreme northwest portion colder
Friday In west portion.
of lowering the price bf milk for
invalids. The regular price of two
marks per quart has been- reduced fair
these people to one mark, 20 pfennigs.
London, Jan. 27.—(Mail.)—Extens
ive experiments haVe bt'eh made 'In
this country .to ascertain Whether clay
can be used in the manufacture of
soap. Results soon wil be announced.
The idea is to substitute colloidal clay
for the fatty acids now derived .from
animal and vegetable sources. If this
prove commercially successful, it is
claimed it would effect a great re
duction in the cost of'manufacture.
'PM. ^u
Throws Money Away
To Illustrate Hps
Talk To Employes
Northampton, Mass., Feb.12.—•
Silver jutd gold were thrown away
hero yesterday to illustrate a talk
on the waste represented by the
alleged carelessness among fao'
tory workers. The treasurer of a
hosiery company told the oper
atives that In a week 11.760
noodles, worth one-fourth cent
cadi, had been lost.
The offcct was the same, he
said, as If $147 were thrown from
the shop window, whereupon the
treasurer took from his desk a
pile of 147 stiver dollam and
tossed them ont of the window.
Silk ^scattered nnder foot was
as much destroyed as if thrown
away, lie said. Estimating the
amount of loss from this cause
last week at $50, he tossed gold
coins among the workers.
Some listened to the treasurer's
later remarks, others scrambled
for the gold, while many rushed
out of doors to search for the
silver in the
Grayson Declares He Has
Not Let Down Bars For
His Patient.
Washington, Feb. 12.—The next
meeting of the cabinet probably will
called and presided over by Presi-
dent Wilson.
Secretary Lansing, who has been
issuing calls for the meetings for sev
eral months, said today he had written
cabinet officers that there wouldvbe
no morq regular sessions of the presi
dent's official family for the present.
He would offer no explanation, but it
was understood that his letter was
written by direction of Mr. Wilson.
Throughout the president's Illness
the cabinet has met regularly and
when the coal strike situation became
acute the meetings were increased
from one to two weekly. There was
no meeting yesterday and none will
be held tomorrow.
For several weeks now the: presi
dent has taken more and more of a
hand in the conduct of official busi
ness. Secretary Tumulty said today
he had never seen Mr. Wilson looking
Rear Admiral Grayson, the presi
dent's physician, said today the presi
dent had said nothing to him about
attending' the next cabinet meeting,
but he added that it would not be a
bad gueMa that he would.
The president's physician frowns
Oh his patient doing too much work,
and said hethad by^ ijo. ..means /let
.down the hate. I
Chicgo, Feab- lii—Truok trains
carrying farm'and dairy products di
rectly to co-operative markets in the
cities,, ^together with government
owned (railroads, which will haul the
produce to larger centers, will bring
moderate prices in this country. War
ren S. Stone, rail labor head, told
three hundred, farmers and. labor repr.
resentativea here today. Hiese men
and women, representing, labor and
farm organisations all over the coun
try', are in Chicago-for the All-Ameri
can Farmer-Laborer Co-operative
Need for better understanding and
more sympathy between the farmer
and the city worker and the need for
relief from the high living costs were
the keynotes touched' by all speakers.
"Co-operation is probably the last
orderly method by which the
struggling masses of our country will
seek relief from the present oppressive
and unjust economic conditions," C.
H. Gustafson said. He is president of
the Nebraska Farmers' union and of
the co-operative committee which or
ganized the present congress.
Duluth, Minn., Feb. 12.—Duluth
chapter of the Accounting Forum to
day issued, through D. R. Hanford,
secretary, a call for a public 'meeting
to "begin a fight against the Non
partisan league" February 20. A. E.
Cuthbert of Duluth and Roe Chase,
editor of the Anoka Herald, will be
speakers at the meeting. The Duluth
Credit club, the Duluih-Superior- As
sociation of Credit Men and the Du
luth Kiwanla. club are invited, and in
vitations. wilt" |Mr *:aent to other civic
organisations in the state.
"The Nonpartisan league has
bankrupted North Dakota, and is
planning to do the saline thing to
Minnesota' fofr.'its own profit," Mr.
Hanford ls quoted in an interview as
having said. "The danger is real and
we,have to fight it."
Oshkosh. Wis., Feb. 12.—On ac
count of the lnfluensa outbreak the
annual meeting of the Order of Vet
erana of Foreign Wars, which was
'to have, been held here# February 21,
has been postponed tor a date to be
announced, later.
-ft v.1
hdt a na
Hines and Representatives
of RXL Men Fail to Reachf
Washington, FW*.
Controller of Currency in
United Slates Declares Battle
Figures May Become Deceptive
that the
come artificial
givep "today by John Skelton Williama price* «d '4iM pajrmsnt 1a gold jr
in' his annual ^ep^rt as ebntroiier Qf «°«ds f* nora^l prtcea-^hat
the currancy., .!notl^ whM «saM» N*
in 1«1» there ww
Mr. miliamsradd^d
"A large voloma of
trisa in^i«ase of rea
r'""' -I'" TL:''l
dent iVOson Will have a pemoaal|&
conference tomorrow with thro*
representatives of the railroad:"*
brotherhoods to discuss the waga |j§
demands or the 3.000,000 rall-%§
road employes which are to
referred to him today b^r Di*"m
rector General Hines.
Jewel is Spokeamaii.
Selection of their spoke
was left by the. president to the ...
union representatives, who chose
B. M. Jewel, actta* president oti-k
the railway employes' depvt-w
ment of the American Federatloni«S5l
of itbot 'W. S. Man Ion, peeelw®^,
dent of the Order of Balh»adW'4
Telegraphers, and Timotlqr Shea,-'"'
acting president of the llr6Uier. ,Vy
hood of Firemen and Kuglneers.
It was said at the White Horned
that the president bad beeu glv-,
ing the railroad sltaatioa wrions '1
'thought for several days and that*
It was his own suggestion that be
see the union men. He was on-
derstood to have Mt that he',
could handle the situation h4tep
if he saw the representatives per
The union leaObra wffl see the"
president on the south lawn at
the White House, where l(r. Wil
son spends a portion ot 'each
morning. Before meeting the,,
brotherhood officials, the pcvsl.
dent will study in detail* the re
port on the wage negotiations
which Mr. Hines will submit
through Secretary Tumulty.
The director general was in
conference with Mr. Tumulty "»i«
morning and then returned to his
office \to complete his memor
andum' for the president, who
will be asked to make the fe*1
decision on the demands pre
sented' by the railroad workers
nearly a year ago.
•Mr. mnes' memorandum, which
was sent to the White House shortly
before noon, was understood to 'have
embodied the claims and arguments
of the union officials with whom he
has been conferring since February I.
While railroad administration of
ficials and union representatives ap
parently were Inclined to regard the
situation as quiescent. White House
officials expressed concern at the 'j
gravity of the problems presented.
Without disclosing what these ques
tions were, it was declared that the
general public did not realise the
serious nature of the issues involved. ,«!|
Union officials, Vr^h the exceptton
of maintenance
wjy enjptsy«a a»d
the case in the han« ^^h%-pt«iide»i
Although there was dissatisfaction-^
because living eosts had not been ro
duced, it was evident that the union
ipen felt that another opportunity
should be given for adjustment Of th*
differences whicJi have been held th
-abeyance at the president's request
since they were submitted last Jiiiy.
Washington, Feb. 12.—Disposition
of the wage demands of more than
two million railroad employes today
Was tn the hands of President Wil
son. Decision to lay the matter before
Armenians, who come to this over
crowded city.
"Is there any chance of Constant]
nople being given to the Greeks?" is
a question asked on every hand. Offi
cials and Influential business men
scout the suggestion, saying that even
dullest politicians could not fail to
understand such action would imme
diately start war.
Resentment Tikiwsm.
General resentment against Greek
occupation of'Smyrna is seemingly oh
the increase and all factions here say
peace is impossible if Greeks control
any territory -where there Is a pre
dominant Turkish population. Pre
mier Tenizelos of Greece, General .!.
Paraskewpoulos, commander of the
Greek .troops at Smyrna, and M.
Verghiandis, Greek high commission
er, are reported to have met on th*
island of Chios recently and decided
to hold all Greek forces^ approximate-'
ly 400,000, under arms. They also ref
solved to call the class of 1921 re
cruits to protect districts held by tha
Greeks within forty miles of Smyrna,
It is said this decision was reached
because of the fact that Turkish fore
es in Anatolia have been increased.
Italian soldiers have had little trouble
but the French have had encounters
with Turks in Anatolia and with Be
douins 'near Lake Tiberias.
Tork. Feb. 11.—Babies
brought into the world in famine
stricken Vienna are Ming wrapped
in newspapers instead ot "swaddling
clothes," according ta a cablegram
received hsre at the headquarters Of
the American relief committee for?
sufferers in Austria, from President
Belts ot the Austrian republic. Tha /f*
message was in reply to a cablegram
from the committee promising relief^'1
for the starving children of Vienna.

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