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PER COPY VOL. XXXH. NO. 244. WILSON STANDS PAT IN REPLY ON THE ADRIATIC PHANTOM BOOM FOR MARSHALL SPRINGS FROM G. 0. P. PRESS i McAdoo’s Friends in Indiana \ to Put His Name on Primary Ballot in Defiance of Bi partisan Movement. William Gibbs McAdoo of New York bas not declined to be tbe democratic nominee for president, has not forbidden the use of his name in primary elections, and will not be able withdraw his name from consideration by the voters of the country, even though he contin ues to refuse his assistance In the ef forts of his friends to nominate him. Mr. McAdoo’s name will be placed on the primary ballot in Indiana and Geor gia and a number of other states. In Indiana, the only opposition to the plac ing of his name on the ballot has come from a number of politicians who are as active in republican politics as in democratic, and the only expressions of this opposition have come from ythe re publican press of the state. The Times today received a dispatch from Mayor Miller S. Bell of Mllledge ville, Ga. t declaring tb3t the democrats of Air. McAdoo’s old home would not be deprived of the opportunity to ex press their choice for a candidate and that McAdoo's name would Le placed <>n the primary ballot In Georgia re gardless of the position taken by Mc- Adoo that be preferred that uninstructed delegates be sent to San Francisco. The same sitnation that prevails In Georgia exists in Indiana today. INDIANA DEMOCRTS ARE FOR JIcADOO. The democrats of Indiana will not be deprived of an opportunity to lay their choice for the presidency before the San Francisco convention. Nothing has transpired to change the position of the of Mr. McAdoo in Indiana. They ■declared that he would be the choice ■of the democrats of Indiana and they 'propose to make that' choice apparent in spite of the bipartisan efforts to prevent it. Fear of William Gibbs McAdoo as the nominee of the democratic party for president has given birth to a bipar tlsan combination in Indiana for the purpose of preventing, if possible, an expression of the desire of the people of Indiana for McAdoo as a candidate. The first step In the bipartisan move ment is practically an indorsement, edl-* torlally and otherwise, of Thomas R Marshall, vice president, for the nomi nation, appearing in the Indianapolis Star, the second republican newspaper in the state. The Star's political poli cies are generally dictated by R. G. Tucker, a newspaper correspondent who recently was taken through the west by Will H. Hays, national republican chair man, and who supplied the press wijh laudatory articles concerning Hays throughout the trip. Tucker returned to Indianapolis in time to assure the public, over his own signature, that Gov. Cox of Ohio would have a majority of the Indiana Relegates to the San Francisco TELUNO DEMOCRATS WHAT TO DO. The Star diverts from its usual course of booming the seven different varieties of republican candidates for the presi dency long enough to declare that friends FOOD HOARDERS TO BE RUN DOWN Palmer Orders Prosecutions in All Large Cities. CHICAGO. Feb. 19.—Wholesale prose futlon of food boarders In all of the large cities of the country has been or dered by Attorney General Palmer in a nation-wide attack on the high cost of living, abeordlng to secret instructions received by federal officials here today. Under the Lever act, conviction for hoarding means a penalty of two years in prison. It is believed that Attorney General Palmer's action will result 1n throwing of enormous quantities of food on the market. FOUR IN FAMILY DIE IN FLAMES Mother and Infant Alone Es cape When Home Bums. PEORIA, 111, Feb. 19—Oscar William son, a ftrmer, and three children were burned to death today in ft fire which destroyed their home near Mossville. Mrs. Williamson, awakened by the , cracking of timbers, escaped with her 7-montbs-old baby. She suffered minor ents and bruises. I CHARLESTON, S. C„ Feb. 10.—Fire today destroyed tbe mess hall and ga! ley of the naval hospital here For a time the flames threatened to spread over the entire hospital and patients were removed. The fire originated in the gal ley from a defective stove, itl is be lieved. High Prices Laid to Wicked Public CHICAGO. Feb. 19. —If prices are high the public is to blame—which means you and everybody who buys without dis crete. n and bands out large sums for none.ssentlal luxuries. Delegates to the Illinois Retail Cloth iers’ association convention at the Hotel Sherman and District Attorney Clyne agreed on this point yesterday. The clothiers also pledged themselves to co-operate with the attorney in his bat tle against profiteers. New Daylight Bill in House Hopper WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.—A new day light saving bill has fallen Into the hop, per. Introduced by Representative O'Con nell, democrat, New York, it would put the clocks ahead one hour the last Sun day In March and turn them back an hour the last Sunday In October. In rfltw of big vote by which the law last year, leaders said there its enactment. Published at Indianapolis, Entered as Second Class Matter, July 26, 1914. at Ind., Daily Except Sunday. Postoffice, Indianapolis, Ind., under act March 3. 1879. 1 WHERE MARSHALL STANDS On Dec. 22, 1919, in an interview which he made public in Indian apolis, Thomas R. Marshall declared: "I am not a candidate for any office and do not propose- to enter any primary for the presidency, but nobody knows, least of all myself, what course of conduct would be pursued in the improbable event of factional fights and inability in the democratic national convention to make a nomination among the candidates which would receive the whole-hearted support of the party. “The democratic national committee sent me copies of the pri mary laws of the various states. I returned them and told the com mittee that; since they had managed to put candidates for president in the same list with candidates for constable, 1 was not interested. "I would not enter Into any preferential primary for president, even with the assurance that I could get the nomination.” Georgia Insists on McAdoo. MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga., Feb. 19.—William G. McAdoo's name will re main on the ballot for the democratic state preferential presidential pri mary to be held April 20, unless he takes further action. Supporters for the former secretary of the treasury, after a lengthy dis cusion of McAdoo's letter to Mayor Miller S. Bell of Milledgeville, decided today that as their action in signing the petition to place his name on the ballot was voluntary, they would retain the opportunity of expressing their choice for a whitehouse candidate. If the petition is not withdrawn, it was pointed out, the democratic state executive committee is powerless to remove McAdoo’s name unless requested by McAdoo. of Marshall Intend to place his name on the primary ballot in Indiana and to devote considerable space to telling democrats what they should do toward nominating a candidate for president. Whether the attempt to boost Marshall as a candidate for the nomination is in reality a clever scheme to help tbe can didacy of Gov. Cox, to which Tucker has pledged his efforts, or is only an ef fort to prevent democrats from express ing their real preference for McAdoo. will be disclosed as it proceeds. In Justice to Thomas R. Marshall. It must be said that be is neither actively nor passively a party to the bipartisan effort and no one may justly accuse him of trying to use the republican press as a medium for boosting bis personal am bltions. It is not Mr. Marshall's fault that tbe republican party is trying to be so active in democratic affairs. In this instance, as in the desperate at tempts of the national organization to “destroy utterly” President AVilson. tbo vice president bas been in the position of a man whom it is attempted to use as a means toward an end. NEWS GETS IN ITS WORK, TOO. The bipartisan espousal of the candi dacy of Mr. Marshall was not launched without preliminary work by tbe Indiau apolis News, the other republican organ of Indianapolis. The News was not con tent with printing William Q, McAdoo’s statement in such a manner as to make it appear that he was refusing to be a candidate for the nomination. It sum moned Its Washington correspondent, .Tames P. Hornaday, to Indianapolis so that he would be handy to write “Wash- Ex-Service Man in Bad; Wilson s to Hear About It CHICAGO, Feb. 19. —An ex-dough boy on his way to attend a meeting of the American legion In a hotel noticed on the door of a room next to the American legion’s meeting room the following sign: ‘‘The Independent German-Amerl can Women's Club.” The ex-doughboy, who *had bad some experience In bayonet work in France, whipped out his penknife and removed the word ‘‘German,’’ then went blithely on bis way. But when the angry club women found out what happened they de clared they would ‘‘send a protest to President Wilson” right away. MURDER CASE GOES TO JURY State Asks Death Penalty in Slaying of Detective. Earl McCoy, a young negro, will soon know If his life Is to be ended In the electric chair. The case went to the jury about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The state asked that McCoy be sent to the electric chair for his alleged part In the murder of Lee Stringer, a rail road detective. Final arguments began this morning before Judge James A. Collins. The de fense late yesterday Introduced a num ber of witnesses in an attempt to show that Abe Spaulding, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his part in the shooting, said that he was going to take McCoy with him to prison. Detective Stringer was killed on Oct. 30 la9t when he attempted to prevent McCoy and Spaulding from stealing coal from coal cars. Hoover Cited Great Civilian War Hero NEW YORK, Feb. 19.—Herbert Hoo ver last night was presented with the civic forum medal for distinguished pub 11c service. The presentation was made by Charles E. Hughes, who acclaimed Hoover “the great civilian hero of the world war.” WEATHER Local Forecast—Fair tonight, with lowest temperature 20 to 26 degrees; Fri day Increasing cloudiness with rising temperature and probably snow flurries. HOURLY TEMPERATUK|, 6 a. m M 7 a. m 25 8 a. m. 25 9 a. m 25 10 a. m 26 11 a. m....*. 27 12 (noon) 28 Sun sets today, 6:25; rises tomorrow, 6:52; seta, 5:26. One year ago today, highest tempera ture, 44; lowest, 25, Jniiiana flailii kitties ington dispatches" designed to help dl -J'ert attention from the very rent McAdoo boom to the phantom demand for Mr. Marshall as a candidate for the presi dency. Approximately two columns of the paper's space were devoted yesterday to a denial of a charge that no one has ever made in an effort to show that some one, some place, bas at some time created the impression that Mr. Marshall was one of the "wolves of Washington" who sought to steal the presidency from Woodrow AVilson. The attempt of the politicians whose operstlons In both parties have been very apparent in Indiana for some time, to stop the expressions of McAdoo senti ment from tbe voters of Indiana is not only an eridonce of how much McAdoo is feared by the republicans bnt la un doubtedly embarrassing to Mr. Marshall whose position is now and has always been that he could accept the deroo craflc nomination only in event "tm probable factional fights” made him a compromise candidate at San Francisco. Mr. Marshall's .attitude toward the presidency wag defined in his interview here Dec. 22. when he said: fifteen minutes ,*t Atlanta f thought I was president of the United States. “That fifteen minutes taught me that no man ought to seek the office and that no man ought to take a nomination so- It except nr the imperative will of bis party associates. “It's a long time between now and next November. The road Is rorkv and many an apple cart will be In the*ditch before that time.” BACKS EXPERTS j FOR CITY RULE Tracy Tells Scientech Club Specialists Are Needed. Experas and specialists are needed In our city government, Robert N. Tracy, director of the bureau of governmental research of tbe Chamber of Commeree. told members of the Scientech club fit their luncheon at noon today. The problems of government jfr. Trdcy divided into five classes, dealing with or ganization, personnel, material, burners i practice and procedure, and finance. “\\ him you stop to consider the tnul | titude of questions arising under eneli of these heads," he said, “you can readily see that science has an Important‘place in municipal government; that the ex. pert and tbe specialist are needed to cope with and solve the multitude of puzzling problems arising thereunder." The city government should be so or ganized that all departments will ro ; ordinate and function properly, Mr. Tracy said. The merit system of eui pioyment should be the Ideal, the pur chasing should be conducted on business like principles, u reporting system should be developed to keep citizens informed j and revenues should be raised by equlta ble methods, based upon a scientific as sessment of taxable property and a bud get system to govern expenditures, he declared. France Says Ships Built in U. S. Faulty PARIS, Feb. 19.—0f eighty-two ships I built for France by the United States ! during sthe war not one bar been able ; to put to sen, because they were built of unseasoned, defective lumber, M. Big ! non, undersecretary of state, told the .chamber of deputies commission on mer chant marine yesterday. The ships, Bignon said, include forty schooners and cost France $80,000,000. The commission ordered an lnvcstlga i Mon. WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.—Wooden ves sels constructed for the French goTern i inent In this country were built by pri vate firms and contrary to the shipping board's advice, it was stated today at the shipping board. The board, it was said, had nothing to do with construction of these vessels and sold no ships of any kind to France. Fake Burglar Calls Bring Police Action Who sends the fake burglar calls to C. H. Cook ? Detectives are seeking that Informa tion. Cook owns a grocery at 417 East Twenty-second street. At 9:30 o’clock last night Cook received a telephone call telling him that burglars were in his store. Cook telephoned police headquarters and Sergt. I ved Winkler and a squad | went to the tyene. They found that there was no person in the store and that no attempt lAd been made to enter the store. Cook informed the police It was the second Jme this week that some person had founded a fake bur glar alarm to him fat hla home. INDIANAPOLIS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1920. Wife Alleges Girl She Aided Stole Husband San Francisco Suit Echo of 1906 Earthquake and Fire in West Coast City. OAKLAND. Cal., Feb. I!*.—An act of charity to aid a sufferer following the San Francisco earthquake in 1906 re sulted in years of unhappiness for Mrs. Franklin D. Williams, she declared to day. In a suit for separate maintenance, Mrs. Williams claimed her husband placed her in an asylum for Insane in order to marry Catherine Specula. Miss Specula's home was destroyed in the earthquake, Mrs. Williams declared. She stated she took the girl into her home as a member of the family. Miss Specula, young and attractive, soon won her htisband'sb affections, Mrs. Williams declared In her complaint. She stated her htiaband had her placed In the asylum and tben married the girl she had befriended, without procuring a divorce. Mrs. Williams said she was re leased from the asylum through habeas eorpjis proceedings started by relatives “Tbe suit Is absurd, as Mr. William* procured a divorce more than two year ago," the second Mrs. Williams stated ictfsy. COURT ENJOINS SALE OF SHIPS District of Columbia Ruling Favors W. R. Hearst. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 -A temporary Injunction restraining the shipping board from selling the former German pas senger vessels was granted to William Randolph Hearst today hy Justice Bailey in the supreme court of the District of Columbia. Hearings on the question of making the Injunction permanent will be held probably next week Judge Bailey de clared that present laws showed no In tentlon on the part of congress to grant to the preeldenf or any of his appointees power to sell ships. This question, he said, was the sole one raised by tbe government in opposition to tbe applica tion for the injunction. MERCHANT MARINE ADVOCATES HEARD. Advocates of government ownership of the merchant marine were called today before tile senate commerce committee, which is Investigating the proposed sale Among those called were Raynytnd B. Stevens of tbe shipping board and MfJ. John York of Chicago. Stevens la op posed to selling the Germsn vessels. Tbe shipping board has estimated that tbe coat of duplication of twenty of the ships ia $106,219,167, Stevens told the senate committee. DEPRECIATION ESTIMATE DECLARED TOO GREAT. Tbe board has estimated that the an nual depreciation on the same vessels |* $.11,467,920, B'evena said. contending that the depreciation marked off was too great. Seven of tbe vessel* tbe board bolda arc of no value at all. according to the method of arriving at deprecia tton used by the shipping board. Stevens said, yet a total of $6,810,610 has been offered for these ships. The International Mercantile Marine is nri English company, according to John l> York, former “dollar a-year" man in the shipping board. In his testimony be fore the senate committee. The company wis characterized as an American con ceal, bidding for the German passenger liners, by Chairman Payne of the ship ping board. BOOZECASES UP TO STATE FIRST Federal Officials to Act Only if Dissatisfied. The federal court is not to be swamped with booze oases, according to Charles J. Orblson, director of prohibition. It was said today by Mr. Orblson that the prohibition department will expect state officials to handle cases of viola tion of the prohibition law. and that the federal government will take action onlywhe n It is found that cases am not being handled 1 ua satisfactory man ner. A report was received by Mr. Orblson from Prosecutor Everett Davidson of Vermilion county on the disposal of tases against those taken In tbe booze raids staged In Blanford, Jacksonville and other mining towns In the western part of the state last week. All of those ar rested for operating stills are held under bonds of SI,BOO each. Nick Melasavlcb, charged with carrying concealed weapons, was fined SSO and costs and sentenced to serve three months on the penal farm on a plea of guilty. Fred Edwards, who pleaded guilty to selling liquor, was fined SIOO and sentenced to three months on the farm, Pleas of not guilty were entered In practically every other case. Mr. Orblson Instructed Prosecutor Da vidson to proceed against owners of property whereon stills were found dur ing the raids If It Is possible to show that any of them had knowledge of the alleged distillation of liquor. Still SI,OOO Per Is Mighty Good, Hays NEW YORK, Feb. 19.—N0 individual donation of more than SI,OOO will be ac cepted by the republican party for Its campaign fund for tbe presidential elec tion, according to Will H. Hays, chair man of the republican national commit tee. He addressed more than 300 repub lican leaders here last night. “A general committee on ways and means will carry the financing work into every lcty and town to afford the oppor tunity for the party membership to make sustaining contributions of from $1 up,’- said Hays. “No contribution for more than SI,OOO will be received from any one. The financing of the republican campaign will be an open book.” f FUNERALS TO BLAME. COLUMBUS. 0., Feb. 19.—This city faces a flower famine. Abnormal death rate due to influenza depleted the stocks of florists. HE'LL I’ROBABT.Y SWING. DALLAS. Tex., Febf' 19.—Somebody stole a swing from the porch of W. F. .“keels a few nights ago. GOODRICH MET BY SMALL AND CHILLY CROWDS Governor Insists on Being the Issue in State Campaign, and He Is. LAPS WITH FOES ON TRIP By FELIX F. BRUNER, Times Staff Correspondent. NEW ALBANY, Ind.. Feb. 19.—The issue in the state campaign In Indiana is .Tames P. Goodrich. The republican nominee must either approve or repudi ate bis administration. This has become more evident than ever with tbe governor's second trip to flip southern part of the state. He made it dear that he considers himself the spokesman of the republican party in Indiana, and in his apeeches here and at Vincenneß be repeatedly appealed for a vote of confidence In his administration. The governor spoke to a small crowd ■uid a great many empty seats last night. Enthusiasm was almost entirely lacking and the little applause forthcoming was plainly led from the stage, where the arty was almost a third as big as the uulience. The governor's southern meet ings are notable for this lack of en thusiasm. At Vincennes Mrs. Corra Ben lett Stephenson was speaking when the governor arrived. She immediately auscd. evidently expecting a burst of applause. When there was absolute silence for an embarrassing minute, Mrs. Stephenson dapped her hands and nodded her head as a signal to the audience and then there was some half-hearted ap plause, MISTAKE causes VISIT OK BUSH. The affair at' New Albany must surely have been disappointing to the governor. He and Edgar D. Bush, lieutenant governor and a candidate ton a platform opposed to Goolrlchlsni, ar rived in town at the same time. Mr Bush thought that the governor had Vnlssed his connections and would not be able to speak here. He explained that Bert Thurman. Third district chairman and manager of tbo Bush campaign, bad called him on the telephone at Indian apolis snd asked him to come here and speak In place of tbe governor. The night meeting was preceded by a meeting of county chairmen of the Third district. Both Gov. Goodrich and Lieut. Gov, Bush attended the meeting Although there was no statement as to what happened at that meeting, it can safely be assumed that tbe governor did not meet with a great deal of suc cess in explaining bis administration to the assembled workers. There probably is as much, if not more, anti-Goodrich sentiment here as in any part of ths state, and It was plainly manifest. ViYS HIM RECORD IM THAT OF PARTY. The governor explained In hit speech that the record of bis administration in Indiana is the record of the repub lican party in power and that repub Mean* uiu*f stand by this record. He declared that a republican vote in the coming elvtlon would be a rote of confidence for hla admtniatration. The governor expressed the opinion that state Issues will overabadqpv national Issues in Indiana "because the democrats ary trying to bedond the issue to take the mtnds of tbe voters away from the na tional situation." "I challenge Ihe democratic party to make the tax law an Issue and I hope It does," be said. The governor plainly divides the state In his'discussion of the tax law. In the southern part of the state he goes lnro great detail to explain how, under the law. this part of the state will benefit from increased taxes paid by northern counties. He is not so emphatic Is, lit* respect in his speeches in the northern part of the state. In his speech last night be told how' Allen county would pay $150,000 more taxes this year than last and bow Lake county would pay $:V80,000 more this year than last. At the same time he challenged the demo crats to make the same complaint of in creased taxes In the southern part of the state that is being made In the northern part. INEQUALITY IN TAX IN PARTS OF STATE. In other words, he openly declares that one pnrt of the state will bear an Increased burden of taxation while in another part the burden will be light ened. He explained this by saying that previously tbe southern part of the state paid more taxes In proportion to Its wealth than the northern part. The governor admitted that his ad ministration has been the best In tbe country. ”\'o other state Administration can compare with that of Indiana for econ omy and efficiency,” he said. Col. Vernon Knight, a member of the governor's military staff, presided at the meeting. This Is the same Vernon Knight who was relieved by Gov. Good rich of paying $3,200 in delinquent taxes on an estate after Lieut. Gov. Bush, act ing as governor, had refused to agree to the compromise and after Mr. Knight had paid the Floyd county treasurer a part of the fees he would have lost by the failure to pay the delinquent taxes. De spite this fact. Col. Knight Introduced Gov. Goodrich by telling how the Good rich administration demands that every taxpayer pay what he justly owes the state. MARTIAL LAW - IN SAAR VALLEY New Disturbances in German Zone Force Action. LONDON, Feb. 19. Martial law has been declared In the Saar district of Germany as a result of pew disturb ances that have broken out there, said an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Amsterdam today. Chenoweth Funeral Will Be Tomorrow Funeral services for Daniel A. Cheno weth, pioneer business man, who died early yesterday, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of his sister. Mrs. Gorsuch, 208 Wash- j lngton court. Buriai will tie in Crown Hill cemetery. Many business men of Indiana cities who were associated with Mr. Chenoweth In several of the large enterprises he directed beiore he retired from active business hnv* sept massages of coadolonce to hit rUtlv. ) By Carrier. Week. Indianapolis. 10c; Subscription Rates. | Elsewhere 12c B y Mall. EOc Per Month. Flood Light on . Traffic Cop, Plan Indianapolis traffic cops are golhg to be In the spotlight. Beginning tonight the Merchants Heat and Light Company will Intro duce an innovation by throwing a Hood light from If* building to the traffic policemen stationed at AA’ash ington and Meridian streets. If the plan works it is understood similar lights may be installed on other buildings. The flood light idea lias been a success in Boston. It is said it af fords anto drivers a better opportu nity of observing the stguals given by the traffic cops. Capt. Franklin of the police de partment is Impressed with the try out of the innovation. LEAGUE WOMAN LAUDS M’CRAY Kent land Man Should Be Gov ernor, Says Mrs. Edv ards. A statement by Mrs. Richard Edwards ‘of Peru, who was elected one of the three dlrectors-at-large of the League of Women Voters at the Chicago suffrage convention, approving the candidacy of Warren T. McCray for the republican nomination for governor, was given out at McCray headquarters today. bbe says; “I am sad have been for gome time anxious to see Warren T. McCray of Kentland the next governor of Indians. First, because of his well known record as a citizen of splendid executive ability and successful business efficiency. Sec ondly, be makes a strong appeal to the new woman Toter of our slate because of hla constapt and loyal support of mat ters of public welfare v’ ’ h are of espe cial and peculiar interest to all women. “Mr. McCray has been a consistent am! valuable supporter of suffrage for many years. The breadth of vision he hag shown in this stand assures to tbe women a Just and understanding consideration of the new problems which will arise in the process of assimilating tbe woman yoter Into the body politic of Indiana. I feel to sueh an executive oirr women will not have to appeal for Justice and never for the right to be heard. “I hope the wiynen of our state In casting their first ballot will carefully weigh the past records of candidates for all offices, measure their possibilities of administrative performance, and support the men who most nearly fill their ideals of public service. “I am supporting Warren T. McCray of Kentland because from my personal knowledge end experience I believe the' guidance of onr state will be safest in his hands. We need his kiud In public office.” NEW IRISH BILL HAS SLIM HOPE Various Factions Doubt Suc cess for Dual Parliament. DUBLIN, Feb. 19.—Tbe eve of the In troduction of the new home rule bill, providing s dual parliament system for Ireland, finds the greater part of the country convinced that Premier Lloyd George docs not intend to carry the measure through to a finish, according to political leaders here. The heads of various factions united In declaring that the bill apparently has not a "real friend In Ireland.” Unionists residing In the south of Ire land are strongly opposed to tbe parti tion of Ulster province, while the Sinn Felners are uncompromising In their op position to the entire plan. They demand that Ireland be made iCtotaliy free," and claim that the re suit of the recent municipal election showed that Ulster province Is 55 per cent i Sinn Fein. Sinn Fein leaders have pre pared measures to defeat the premier's plan, but they have not disclosed their program. The British government's threat to arrest Alderman Tom T. Kelly if he at tempts to return to Dublin, has created a sensation, as the citizens have prepared a rousing reception for him. Kelly mis elected lord mayor of DubHn by the Sinn Fein vote, but was arrested by the British and placed In prison at Worm wood Scrubbs. He was released on Feb. 16 beeatiae of Illness and taken/ to a nursing home. TRALEE BARRACKS ATTACKED BY MOB LONDON, Feb. 19.—An attack In which rifles and grenades were used was made against the British military and constab ulary barracks or Castle Gregory at Tra lee, Ireland, today, but the attackers were driven off after a fierce three-hour battle, said a Central News dispatch from Tralee. FRENCH RULER WARNS TEUTONS New President Also Gives Ad vice to Russians. PARIS, Feb. 19. President Paul Desclianel in hts presidential address In the senate and chamber of deputies this afternoon expressed, In behalf of the French republic, the wish that Germany obey all the terms of the peace treaty, and the hope that "the Russian people will soon resume their place among the civilized nations of the world.” s This was thd first message the new president has sent to parliament. Wilson Soon to Take Up Typewriting Again j WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. President Wilson la expected tot get back to. work on his typewriter, according to Dr. Gray son. The president's daily routine now includes an hour at his desk in his study before his two-hour "Hiring" In tho grounds of the wbUonouae. j TREATY PUT ASIDE AS ANSWER GOES TO ALLIED PREMIERS WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.—President Wilson has completed his reply to the allied premiers' note on the Adriatic. The president’s reply was sent to the state department this afternoon for transmission to the gov ernments. The president’s position on the Adriatic question remains unchanged, it was learned, and his note, completed today, is understood to be couched in firm language. England’s Former Premier May Get Leadership Again mmER7 r^ASOmTH LONDON, Feb. 19—Herbert H. Asquith, former prime minister of Great Britain, may, through the peculiar political situa ation in England today, again assume the premiership. LABOR STARTS FIGHT AGAINST RAILROAD BILL \ Action Decided at Conference as Road Heads Confer With Hines. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.—Labor today decided to fight the Escb Cummins bill which provides for regulation of the railroads after their return to their own ers March 1. While this decision was being reached at American Federation of Labor head quarters railroad executives were meet ing with Rail Director Hines to discuss wages-and other problems connected with return of tbe roads. LETTER TO WILSON TO ST ATE POSITION. Labor's opposition to the railroad bill will be set forth, according to present lilans, in a letter to President Wilson, sigued by Samuel Gompers. president of the American Federation of Labor. This communication was being framed todsy at a meeting attended by Gompers, B. M. Jewell, head of tbe federation’s rail way department, and officials of the big railway unions. Tbe letter itself, or a separate state ment of labor’s attitude, may be made public late today. Following publication of (lie letter, labor leaders say they will marshal their friends in congress for a battle on the bill, which is to come up In the house Saturday and In the senate next week. LEADERS CALL IT MERE HODGE-PODGE. Labor leaders today called the bill a “hodge-podge" despite the fact that It sets up tribunals for wage disputes mi nus any compulsory feature. One clause, however, provides for introduction of wage disputes before these tribunals through petition by 100 “unorganized" employes. This, leaders say, is a dis crimination against organized labor. Be hind the decision to fight the Eseh- Cummins bill stands labor's desire for a two-year extension of government con- , trol. Whether Gompers and railroad union heads still have hopes of accom plishing this is unknown. They made know ntoday. however, that they will carry their fight against the ‘ bill to the president, seeking to have him veto It if it is passed by congress. Brother of Queen Mary Likely Next Canadian Governor PS ; x , 'V EARE OF ATHLONE The Earl of Atblone, a brother of Queen Mary, is likely to be the next governor-general of Canada. 9 ls ap pointment, to succeed the Duke of Dev ouihlro, Is expseted airly In the spring. Home edition TWO CENTS. ► No intimation was given as to ths length of the president’s reply, bilt It is understood be dictated and com pleted the note this morning In his study. With regard to making public ths documents in the Adriatic controversy, the president is said to favor such ac tion. tut the procedure In this event would be to cable tbe allies first for their permission, snd It is understood this has been done. It may be several days be fore the notes can be made public, it is said. PEACE TREATY LAID ASIDE IN SENATE. The treaty of peace with Germany has been laid aside by the senate. It will be permitted to rest on tbe table for the present, while senators wrestle with railroad and other pressing domestic legislation. National and International subjeo:* connected directly or Indirectly with tbe treaty may be Injected Into debate, bnt with tbe senate still deadlocked on the long-disputed Article 10 of the league of nations covenant, there Is no dispo sition by the leaders on either side to pursue the moot question of ratification, of which both are admittedly weary. Senator Lodge, the republican leader, is confined at his Washington residence by a severe cold. The eyes of adminis tration senators are fixed upon the white house. Both they and republicans sre wondering wbat is going to happen next In the Flume mixup. SHIFTING IN EUROPE SEEN AS BIG FACTOR. Should tbe treaty be projected Into tbe preaidential campaign, as many sen ators now believe It will be, many pre dict that before it can possibly be voted on at the fail elections, tbe situation in Europe may be so changed that the wholo pact, from the American poi*r‘' of view, will be well nigh meaningless. For instance, should England and France yield to the Importunities of an Impatient and angry Italy and give her what she wants, in opposition to the em phatically expressed beliefs of President Wilson, would not the president, fn ef fect, withdraw the treaty from the cam paign as an issue, precisely as he warned Europe he might do in the senate? Some assert that unless the treaty Is definitely settled in the senate, it wall become a dead issue before the country can pass upon It. NEW FOREIGN TREATIES MAT BE NECESSARY'. Unless the treaty is ratified, or other wise disposed of soon In some positive fashion, it is generally conceded here : that the whole trend of America’s Inter ■ national relations may be materially al tered and new agreements, or treaties, may have to be negotiated between this snd the allied countries, and perhaps even with Germany herself. LOXDOX PRESSRAPS SECRET DIPLOMACY LONDON. Feb. 19.—Protest against the secret diplomacy which has marked the exchange of views between President Wilson and the allies over the Adriatic settlement has been made to the cabi net by British publishers, it was learned today. N It is declared that the secrecy with which allied negotiations have been con-' I ducted since the council of premiers be gan sitting In this city last week haa jeopardized Anglo-American relations. The sensation which has followed the revelatlou of President Wilson’* post script on his Adriatic protest, warning Europe that America may be withdrawn ! from the Versailles treaty, has resulted In a widespread demand in the press for "frankness and open dealing for th sake of world unity.” CALLED UNFORTUNATE; I RANKNESS DEMANDED. “While the form and wording of the premiers' reply to President Wilson'O Adriatic protest were greatly softened, tbe construction remains clumsy and 1 nnforfunate,” said the Times. “It is a i dialectical attempt to controvert the American arguments and declares that i both Italy and Servia were unwilling ■ to entertain the Flume solution works® ; out in December.” The Times asks in conclusion: “What will It mean If President Wilson pro poses to make tbe December solution ef fective?” “A situation has arisen which call* for infinite delicacy In its treatment anil also frankness,” said the Evening Stand ard, a newspaper friendly to Premier Lloyd George. “Tbe nations should know what their governments are doing. Much harm could have been avoided In the past if such knowledge had been given to the people.” “In the dark and tortuous ways of diplomacy to which we have grown ac customed of late, nothing can be taken for granted,” said the Manchester dlan. VIGILANCE ONLY MORAL TO DRAW. This newspaper hints that Great Brit aln and France may have made a secret bargain, by which France got the con cession of allowing the Turks to remain at Constantinople in return for French support of the British view on the trial of German war offenders. “There is only one moral to draw—, vigilance,” said the Manchester Guardian. Girl Auto Victim in Serious Condition Gladys Hamilton, 14 of 1115 English avenue, may recover from the injuries re ceived yesterday afternoon when she was run over by an automobile truck, phy sicians said today. It was stated, how ever, that her condition Is still very ao rlous. The accident occurred In fro.it of 819 Lexington avenue, while she was on her way home from school. She was knocked down and run over by an auto truck driven by Salvatore Caruso, 14, of 51® South East street. Witnesses told Sergt. Winkler the boy was driving at excessive speed. Ho was arreßted on the charge of as sault and battery and Rogle Meo, 62E Warsaw street, owner of tbe truck, wm arrested chnrgod with permitting i bom uuder 16 to drive his auto.