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Friday. May 21. 1920.
SOVIET IS GHASTLY FAILURE SAYS RYAII SENATE APPROVES Ttie Sugar Situation ALLIES PROPOSE )L? A 0 lot C vlA-KAWT IV 1. T .... T EM COlE VP Aiwt't ceT . tve sTofPeo uih " . rtOWitP IT ADMITS WAGE ADVANCE SHOULD BE MADE TO MEET HIGH COST OF LIVING. SUBSTITUTE FOR THE HOUSE PROPOSAL ADOPTED BY VOTE OF 43 TO 38. RED CROSS COMMISSIONER DE. TAILS CONDITIONS IN WAR RIDDEN COUNTRY. PLAN OF ANGLO-FRENCH COM MISSION MAKES PAY BY GER MANY DEBT GUARANTEE. Chairman of Conference Committee of Railroad Manager Telia Labor Board Mounting Expense Justi fies Granting Part Demands. Measure Provide For Repeal of Declarations of War Against Ger. many and Austria and For Re tention of Ail Property Taken. Lacking Outside Aid a Revolution la Expected Within Six Months, la Report Brought by American from Bolshevik Russia. The Debt to United States Not Em. braced In New Plan Because of Non-Participation In the Conferences. THE PI0CI1E RECORD RAILWAY EXECUTIVE URGES HIGHER PAY PEACE RES UT Oil LUMP lllln Chicago. The ociilng statement of the employers' side of I In? ruilrou'l wage (jiicsilon mii presented on May 17 before Iho United Slates Railway Ijtltor hoard, which opened hearing in Chicago following a recent (no weeks' session la Washington lit which representatives of railroad employes were lieunl. K. T. Whiter, chairman of the Con ference Committee of the Railroad Managers, reud u ireiareil statement In which lie said Hint wage advances should be grunted lo liuiiiy railroad worker to enable llielil lo meet the Mull cost of living. According to Whiter, total demands of the rail employees. Including new deiiiaiids of approximately twenty-five jMr rent would, If grunted by the labor tioiird, not only absorb (lie revenues ex pected from the Increase In freight rates, asked of the Interstate eoiu. ineree commission, Jmt would force the. curriers to ask for additional rate In creases. lie pointed out on behalf of the mil executives that each f 10tMKH),(MHi In crease In rail expenses rpresentcd a three per cent increase in frc'ght rates. He said Unit for every cent an liour Increase In wages to rail em ployees, ?.r0,(XH),000 wus added to rail road pay rolls. The Increase In employes In 15M9 over those of 1015, ho said, was (ill, .100, or nearly forty-five per cent. The rullrond payroll Increused if l.WJ.IWl, 025, or 111.9 per cent. "We uppreciate fully." Mr. Whiter nald, "that (ho Increases received by Homo employees In the last five years have not been commensurate with the Increases In the cost of living. "We appreciate also Unit there nre other employees who tire receiving rates which cannot be considered at all low In an absolute sense, yet which do not compare favorably In some lo calities with wages paid similar occu pations In outside Industries." RED TROOPS ATTACKING KIEV Lenine and Trotzky Appeal to All Russia to Resist Invasion. Ooblenz. Authentic information re ceived by the American command from Warsaw shows Unit the Poles are con cent rating south of Kiev, in 1'odolia, mid nre pointing toward Odessa, Pre mier Lenine unci Leon Trotzky, Rus sittn Bolshevik war minister, have called upon all Russia to rise against Poland. New Bolshevik forces are at tacking Kiev, and the casualties nre reported to' be fairly heavy. Other Bolshevik reinforcements nre arriving between the Dnoiper and the Dnelster. P.etween April 25 and May 10 the Poles took SO.OOO prisoners and 150 guns and .500 nuicliine guns, exclusive of the material found in depots. Closing of Factories Urged. Boston. A shut-down for a few days of the Industry of the entire country has been recommended to the inter state commerce commission r as the only solution of the railroad freighjt situation by the railroad executives of the country. Predicts Further Increase in Prices. Albany, N. Y. Herbert Myrlck, edi tor of Farm and Home, predicts that butter will sell at $2 a pound, eggs at $;l a dozen, potatoes at .$15 a bushel and flour at 10 a barrernext winter unless there Is a maximum production on the farms this summer. Revolution in Salvador Fails. Washington, A revolution in Sal vador has been checked, according to advices to the state department. Rev olutionists made an attack on tne a 1 1 a..,tMSl Km 111 dflit ' llonduran noruer, oui .i" The rebels were led by Arturio Araujo, recent labor candidate for president, who was defeated. Strike Enjoined by Court. n.ion .TnilL'e Pierce of the su- preme court has enjoined the officers and members of the Machinists' I-odge No. S48 from the strike which has been In progress at the United Shoe Machin ery company at Beverly for several weeks. Must Doff Army Uniforms. Washington. The privilege of wear ing army uniforms and use of 'i"t''''y titles accorded during the wac to offi cials of charitable and social oigan iBatlons, was withdrawn on May 17 by the war department. R..II Flnhter Killed. Madrld.-Toreador Joselito ElgalTo rouuiiu. niinvern while . ... '. -i Ti..,.o .in Tnlavcra while w . ... 1.1 ifth hull of the eve- r Irllinn HI ,!11, t,M He belonged to a famous i ii flKhtins family, the father being a 4)anderlllero. , ., Firemen Injured in Blaie. Oakland Turn . firemen were Bcr- , ,,! when a lire eariy Am, Trmrtlally destroyed several stores gldetrnck since April U for specula ?ay.Jl " f the city. Both men fo ,Vere seized early Sunday at 1,1 . .... i. ,i mwl they may die WCre-.n tMioiltal authorities. Wellington. The Knox i eri res. liltlon, repealing the declaration of war against Germany and Austria, was adopted by the senate on May 15 by a vote of 4.1 to ."'.M. The measure will be laid before the house, mid that body, having already passed a resolution similar in princi ple, Is ex'i tcil in concur in the senate amendments without delay. The resolution will then go to the president. It Is regarded as a cer tainty that the president will veto the measure promptly ami return It to congress. Prediction Is made in some quarters that he will resubmit the peace treaty along with Ids veto mes sage. Rather strict party lines are drawn In the resolution, mid Republican lenders have little hope of passing It over the president's veto. At the same time, there Is no expectation that the treaty can be ratified by the present senate, so that a continuance of the present technical state of war until March 4, 1021, appears inevitable. The Knox resolution provides: First For the repeal of declarations of war against (iernmny and Austria. Second For retention of all enemy property tnken over during the war by the alien property custodian until a settlement of claims by treaty be tween the Fulled States and (iermany. Third For repeal of all wartime legislation. Fourth For holding all rights, pri vileges and advantages obtained by the United States under the treaty of Versailles. The chief point of difference be tween the house resolution and the senate resolution as reported by the foreign relations committee was elim inated In the course of the debate in the senate. It requests the president to open negotiations with (iermany for the purpose of reestablishing friendly relations and commercial intercourse. Barbers to Protect Customers. New York. Union barbers In New York who voted to strike for higher wages, have decided to protect the in nocent party In the controversy the public as much as possible. Any man who wants tonsorlal service has only to telephone union headquarters and a barber will appear at the home, club or store. The barber will charge only the usual fee. Dutch Farmers Coming to America. New York. Scores of Dutch farm ers, with their wives and children, ar rived here Sunday on the steamship Noordam from Rotterdam, on their way to farms in Iowa and South Da kota. Thousands of others are .com ing. '. . Withdrawal of French Troops Begins. Paris. Withdrawal of the French troops from the Frankfort and Darm stadt regions, It is understood, has nl ready been begun, although formal or ders for complete evacuation of this territory have not been Issued by the French government. VENUSTIANO CARRANZA President Carranza has fled Into the ufiiiini. havina been defeated in battle by the revolutionists. To Decorate Graves in France, Pnria. Eighty thousand small kmanan rtnf nre helmr sent out by AUICIIVIUI - - " ,h. Memnrtni dav committee to the varlou8 cemeteries so that there will be an ample 8Upply available for the 1 . T-fc .-!.. A miutr 'U 1 Ceremonies uu veeurnnuu ' Sugar Shipment Seized. Wichita. Kans. Four carloads of mXlaar. alleged to nave neen neiu on a , wiii.flin nnd Emnorln. Kansas, by d ,,. Untted States marshal. I I ..-i9.ykvN: -i 1 a - Mil ' Ei KEMNITZ TELLS OF ATTEMPT TO EMBROIL THE UNITED STATES WITH NEIGHBOR. Admits That he Drafted Ditpatch to Mexico in Which Germany Endeav ored to Enlist That Country's Armed Aid. Berlin. Herr v n Keinnitz, who Is a candidate of the German people's party for election to the rclclistag. ud vnits in the Oder .cluing of Franklort that he drafted the filial dispatch to Mexico in which Germany endeavored to enlist that country's a lined uid in the- event of war with the United Stales. At that time he was adviser at the foreign office on far eastern and Central American affairs. Herr von Kenmitz declares that he should not be blamed for the United States government obtaining posses sion of the document, which, If .it hod been kept secret, he says, could only have done good. "I foresaw two possibilities," ex plained the former adviser. "First, that Mexico would decline because she was afraid of the United States, which would, nevertheless, have strengthened the (Jermanophile sentiment in Mex ico, or, second, that Mexico would ao cept, hi which case considerable Amer ican forces would have been tied up on the Mexlcon border and Germany would not have incurred any special obligations. We would only have been ready to undertake obligations If Mex Ico had been able lo induce Japan to Join us." Herr von Kemnitz, who also claims credit for originating the Idea of en listing Mexico's aid, continues: "I did not have much hope of suc cess, as conversations with Japan at Stockholm early In 1010 had been fruitless. P.ut I feic that nothing should be left iinatteiiipted to remedy the error then committed and, as my continued efforts to obtain direct con tact with Japan fulled, I suggested the plan to use Mexico as a medium, as the latter for a decade friendly with Japan." had been AMNESTY SOUGHT FOR DEBS. Socialists Seek Freedom for Their Candidate and Other Prisoners. Washington. Release of Eugene V. Delis, the Socialist party's nominee for president, and all other political prisoners, nws asked In a petition pre sented to Attorney General Palmer Friday by a committee appointed at the Socialist party convention in New York with Seymour Stedmun, the par ty's vice president nominee, as chair man. Similar petitions go to 1 resi dent Wilson and Secretary Baker. Mr. Stedmun said the delegation did not believe that Mr. Palmer had been favorably Impressed by the appeal for general amnesty. He added that the attorney general had told him that he would take under advisement the mat ter of releasing Debs. Polish Republic to Float Loan. Washington. The nation-wide cam paign for the flotation In the United States of the SoO.OOO.WM) Polish govern ment loan will start Saturday, May 22, and will be successfully completed in a comparatively short space of time, It Is believed. Wilson to Summon League Assembly Washington. The first meeting of the assembly of the league of nations probably will he called by President. Wilson this year. Treparatlons for the meeting are to he taken up by the league council during Its Rome meet ing this mouth. Fatal Duel Over Woman, Needles, Cal. Juan Sonores and Emillo Reyes killed each other Frl- day in what the police said was a ctuei over the affections of a young Span- Ish woman who recently came here from 1.03 Angeles. People of Peoria are Walking virf n uliwle street car was In operation here Friday, ns a result in wjr..i.x . . i ot nli nn hour nn In i nMisn nt 41 cents, but agreed to nr- men ueiiinuu , - Miration, which the company refused. HOI LEADER AO PLOTTING III MEXICO IIS C RRA BREAKS THROUGH GORDO ACCOMPANIED BY A THOUSAND MEN HE HAS FLED INTO THE MOUNTAINS. Severe Losses Suffered by Both Sides in Battle Between Followers of Mexican President and Members of Revolutionary Army. Vera Cruz. President Yenustiano Carranzu, who, with a force of loyal troops, had been resisting attacks near San Marcos, state of Pueblu, for five days, on Friday broke through the rebel lines to the southeast and, ac companied by 1001) men, has fled Into the mountains between Pueblu and Oaxaca, according to advices received here. P.efore abandoning their last posi tions the Carranzu troops destroyed their trains and war material which could not he carried with them. Gen erals Murgula and Urquizo, with some of the Carranzu troops, still are fight ing near San Marcos for the purpose of retarding -the pursuit of the fleeing president. Generals Hlginlo Agullar nnd Guade loupe Sanchez also nre preparing for a grand attack upon the Carranzu lines. Severe losses were suffered by both sides, the rebel forces losing one of their leaders, Gen. Librato Lara Tor res, who received a sword wound in the neck during a hand to hand fight. He was rushed to Orizaba, where he died. During the fighting two Cnrranza airplanes circled over the battlefield and inspected positions held by the rebels. Gen. Higinlo Aguiiar, who fought during the regime of Porfirio Diaz and was known as the "Eternal rebel," arrived to co-operate In the at tack. Wilson Again Vetoes Bill. Washington. The president has vetoed the legislative, executive, judi- I t.ft appropriation bill because he ob- iwted to a provision giving a joint congressional committee on printing supervision over all government pub Mentions. Eugene V. Debs, nominated for pres ident by the Socialist party, is serving a sentence in the federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., for violation of the es pionage act. Tornado Sweeps Over Texas. Paris, Texas. One dead aud five lniured was the toll of a tornado " ; "... slate on Wednesday The property loss will be thousands of dollars, ae- (ording to latent reports. Freight Tieup Crimps Trade. Washington. Congestion of freight . i. ,. .,,1 mtlNMiit tnrmliinla m i i --" ."-, I j,i.i fllt u-oret clni'O Ilia liniwl will. - ter Ol xi'n. "s ' "c i . ,.,.,,..,. n ,. DUSmess uiiu tuiiuiifivv wo v --i tin? I country EUGENE V. DEBS TtfrMMhitii o 1 1 1 iftr v ' n ' ifi i "i ifr M '"r'' w V 'v " ' I Hytlif. England. Tht Angto-Frcniti commission which has sweeeded the big four In the management of the allien' dealings with Germany deter mined at Sunday's session lu the Sus kmhis villa here iimhi the principles for the settlement of both the German indemnity and Inter-allied debts. The principles are that the linanchd experts of the two governments shall recommend a lump sum for the in demnity and that the payment of the Interallied debts shall proceed parallel with Germany's payments. This arrangement Is a substitute for Premier Millerand's proposal, under which most stress was laid upon the Immediate payment of a large sum to France. The French delegation, how ever, appeared satisfied with the re sults of their mission. The debt to the United States Is not embraced in the new plan, and the government s spokesman intineited that this would not be possible with out the participation by the United States In the conferences. Recogni tion of Iielglum's priority claims upon Germany still stands. The propor tional allotment of the German In demnity, made eight months ago, by which France gets 55 per cent and Great P.iitaln 25 per cent, stands, ac cording to the agreement. Tlie creditors of the allies are dis tinct gainers by the new plan, because it virtually makes German payments toward the Indemnity guarantees for the interallied debts. The French con sider themselves gainers, on the one hand, because It now becomes doubly to Great Britain's interest to press Ger many for reparation, wnlle Great Bri tain secures definite assurances for repayment of her loans to France. LEVI P. MORTON IS CALLED Former Vice-President Dies Suddenly On Ninety-sixth Birthday. Poughkeepsie, X. Y. Levi P. Mor ton, vice president of the United States under President Benjamin Harrison, former governor of the state of New York and one of the most noted finan ciers of his generation, died suddenly .Sunday evening, May 10. It was his ninety-sixth birthday, and all day long the venerable statesman had been receiving and reading tele grams of congratulation. Levi P. Morton was born in Shore- ham, Yt., May 10, 1824, the son of an Episcopal clergyman. Young Morton worked in a country store, went to night school and then kept a general store In Hanover, X. H., where he built up a prosperous business. In 1S54 he came to Xew York and founded the dry goods house of Mor ton & Grinnell, which suspended after the panic in 18.77. settling for fifty- cents on the dollar. Mr. Morton soon after tills founded the banking house of Morton, Bliss &, Company. One evening in 1Sli.'l he in vited all the creditors of Morton i Grinnell to dinner. Beside his plate, each guest found a check for the amount due him morally, though not legally, from the suspended firm. The next thirteen years Mr. Morton de voted to business. In 1808 he was a member of the syndicate that helped the government resume specie pay ments, hi 1878 he was elected to con gress by a great majority. President Garfield sent him as min ister to France in 1881 he had pre viously declined the nomination for the vice presidency and he served four years, becoming very popular In Paris through his lavish entertain ments. In 18S5 and in 1887 he was defeated for the United States senate but In 1888 he was elected vice president on the Harrison ticket. He did not get a renomination In 181)2, but in 1894 was elected governor of Xew York by about lotUMXt plurality. Women Denied Primary Vote. Washington. Delayed ratification of the federal suffrage amendment Is re sulting In the exclusion of millions of women from the primaries, according to the Xatlonal Woman's party. Martial Law in Soviet Russia. Moscow. A decree Issued by the central executive committee, dated May 11, proclaims martial law in the provinces of central and northern Rus sia and Archangel. Arnsteln Surrenders to Officers. New York. Jules (Xlcky) Arnsteln, putative "master mind" of New York's $5,000,000 bond theft plot, was arrest ed In the district attorney's office when he appeared there with his wife, Fan nie Brlce, the actress. Railroads Seek Relief. Washington. The railroads have ap pealed to the Interstate commerce commission to take over supervision of the traffic situation In order to give relief In the serious car shortage now lacuac'.ng the country. Washington. The Russian Bolshe vik government is a "Socialist adven ture become a ghastly failure, ae cording to Colonel Dr. Edward W.' Ryan, M. D., Red Cross commissioner for north Russia and the liaitlc states. Colonel Ryan is Just back from a surreptitious visit Into Russia with the Esthoiilun peace delegation, and. In a rejiort received by the state depart nieiit, he declares Russia cannot hold out sis months without aid from abroad. Ryuu left Reval on March 23. trav eling as a private citizen with the Es- thouian mission. He spent the follow, lug day in Petrograd, arriving In Mos cow March returning to Reval April 2. His report was communicated to Robert F. Olds, Red Cross commis sioner for Europe, and forwarded here. Colonel Ryan visited hospitals, schools, churches and theatres and ob served intimately a community life which he described as so hopeless as to have reduced even himself, in the ten days spent amidst It, to despair. The government was "clearly hojie- less," Colon Ryan said, and all govern ment officials admitted the transpor tation problem would eventually re sult in the overthrow of the present' regime unless help came from the out side. Lucking outside aid, a revolution Is expected within six months, when "trouble of the worst kind must bo faced," the report said, continuing: "The general belief Is that It will start with a gigantic pogrom, and that the best that is hoped for is that from the welter a middle-class intelligencia may emerge. MINER SLAYS RIVAL WITH AX Utah Woman's Lover Kills Husband for Alleged Mistreatment. Salt Lake City. P. A. Bargo, living at Standardvllle, struck Joseph Yea in the head with an ax at midnight, Sat urday, killing him Instantly. The trouble arose over a woman. Accord ing to information, Bargo six years ago began living with a woman, who peo ple living in the vicinity of Standard vllle thought was his wife. They have one daughter about 4 years of age. About two months ago Joseph Yea began working at Standardvllle, and entered the home of Bargo, and, ac cording to the story told by Bargo, won the woman's affections and married her. Bargo, when the couple became married, left Standardvllle nnd went to Ruth, Nevada. About a month ago, It Is stated, the woman and Yea quarreled frequently, Yea abusing her badly. Word of this was sent to Bargo at Ruth, and ha returned to Standardvllle. Bargo concealed himself, near a woodpile at his former home, which Yea and his wife occupied, and when Yea returned home from work at mid night met him and struck him In tho head with the sharp edge of an ax, almost severing the head from the body. : Still Planning War Implements. London. Secret experiments for the application of science to warfare nre still being made In Europe, declares Professor Frederick Soddy of the Uni versity museum, Oxford, whose own researches ure principally directed to ward the control of the power of ato mic energy. More Soldiers Sent to Ireland. Cork. Two thousand troops from England were landed at Bantry Mon day and immediately distributed! through West Cork. Troops to. the number of 150 also arrived nt Skib bereen. They commandeered several buildings there. Denver Electrical Workers Strike. Denver. Gas and electric light ser vice in this city may be curtailed as a result of a strike of employes ofl the Denver Gas & Electric company. They demand higher Wages than! either the company or the state Indus trial commission granted. Airplane Blown Into Tree. Oskaloosa, Iowa. William J. Mc- Clendliss, superintendent of the Chicago-Omaha aerial mail division, was killed Wednesday afternoon when an airplane In which he was riding was blown Into a tree four miles south of here. Fifty Perish When Steamer Sinks. London. Fifty persons perished when the Italian steamer Assyria struck a mine near Leghorn, says a Central news dispatch from Rome.' The Assyria was a small vessel of 1005 tons and haled from Genoa. Six Hundred Shopmen Resume Work. Pittsburg. Six hundred shopmen, yardmen and trainmen of the Pitts burg & Lake Erie railroad, who have been on strike at the important ter minal at Dlckerson Run, Pa., for some 'me returned to work Thursday. . Hl-cuio'" ' . , .