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VOL. XXXH. NO. 244.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Local Forecast—Fair tonight, with
lowest temperature 20 to 26 degrees; Fri
day Increasing cloudiness with rising
temperature and probably snow flurries.
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
“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.”
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.”
COLUMBUS. 0., Feb. 19.—This city
faces a flower famine. Abnormal death
rate due to influenza depleted the stocks
of florists.
DALLAS. Tex., Febf' 19.—Somebody
stole a swing from the porch of W. F.
.“keels a few nights ago.
Governor Insists on Being the
Issue in State Campaign,
and He Is.
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
MISTAKE causes
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.
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
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
”\'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
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.
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
“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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
► 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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”
“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
“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
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
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
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.

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