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America Plans to Invite All
Nations to Join^n Arma
ment Reduction.
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Washington. Nov. IS ? l By The |
Associated Press.)?At tnmor- '
( row's meeting of the "big nine." |
! Ambassador Snldeharw of the i
j Japanese delegation, will present |
I a statement of the Japanese ]
1 viewpoint in response to the pro- j
1 posals of the Phinese delegations [
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Washington. Nov. IS.?i By The Asso
ciated Press)?Japan's request for an
Increase in the proportional strength of
her na\ y may load speedily to sortie
plain talk across the council table if
the arms conference.
The American delegation stands ready
to dispute stubbornly any material I
change from the ratio set forth In the!
American plan. That ratio, it was em- j
phasized by the highest authorities t<>
duy. reflects existing proportional
strength, and so cannot be altered with
out upsetting a fundamental principle
of the whole plan.
In effect, the American figures would
give Japan six fighting ships to every j
ten owned hy the l'nlted States and [
every ten owned hy Great Britain. The J
Japanese have Intended, but never for- j
mally. announced that they want seven
to ten. The naval exports of the T'niied
SUtes really behave that Ave to ten Is j
nearer he proper allotment. Great i
Britain has accepted the six to ten plan j
In principle, but) her spokesmen have
been silent about the new Japanese pro
Diplomatic Straggle.
If It turns out that the "slightly great- i
er" naval force suggested for Japan by
admiral Baron Kato only amounts to
the addition of one battle cruiser to the
Japanese figures, then the emphatic ob
jections of the American delegates may
y>t deemed necessary. But If the sug
gestion comprehends a real change ,ln
proportion, it Is declared on authority
|1iftt a determined diplomatic struggle
will result.
'The clear delineation of the American
position on this subject served to turn
attention agnirrto naval armaments to
5fay, while the Far Eastern negotiations
"were at a standstill to permit t,he pow
ers to work out details of their policy.
Neither the conference nor any of Its
committees met during the day. The*
nine delegations will assemble tomorrow
i In executive session to resume their dis
cussions of the Far East.
Will Hot B# Xdmitsd.
Coincident with the disclosure of ths
American viewpoint on naval reductions.
It was revealed today that the admlnts
(Continued on Fag's Twelve)
Helena, Ark., Nor. 18?Will Turner,
a negro, charged with assault upon a
young woman today, was taken by a
mob from a sheriff's posse while being
removed to Ittarianna for safekeeping.
After being sbot to death, Ids body
was brought back here and burned in
the city park.
In Terms Most Unequivocal
at Dinner in Honor of
Marshal Foch. 1
New York, Nov. 18.?Emphatic ttnr?
anre that the Iron and steel manufac
turers of the United States are solidly *3
aligned with the delegates to the arms
conference In their efforts to end whys,
was given by Charles M. Schwab in an
address to-night at a dinner of the ". |
American Iron and Steel Institute, la
honor of Marshal Foch.
After paying high tribute to the mar- . ,*>
shal, and telling him that In the Ian- j
guage of the greatest poets, he had been
"grappled to our souls with hoopa of
steel," Mr. Schwab, who Is head of the C
Bethlehem Steel Corporation, said:
What Bohwab Bald,
"I would like to take advantage of
this occasion to shy something which
has long been upon my heart, and which
at this significant moment It is clearly
my duty to say. It was stated at some \
of the sessions of the recent League pt
Nations meeting In Geneva, and it hM
often been carelessly suggested in the
press that the flame of war Is in great
measure kept alive by those Interested
In the private building of naval skips
and the manufacture of munition of
war. I can, of course, only speak for
tnyelf, but I believe I know and express
the sentiments of others placed in simi
lar positions to mlno when I say this:
Boon to Mankind.
"I am at tile head of tho largest way
material manufacturing works In the
world. Th4 .shipyards of my company j
build more naval ships than are built
In any other yards under one manage
ment In the United States. But. I have
been thrilled beyond expression, because
I am a very good American, by the bril
liant and statesmanlike scheme laid be
fore the conference at Washington by
Secretary Hughes. The carrying out ?i
that plan may invcylve great monetary '
loss In some quarters, but such a thm>
as financial loss can be of no consM&a- I
tlon when compared to the Inestimable *
boon to mankind which would be l|l
| volved In the icallzatlon of that magnl
i flrcnt plan." ? ; ^
Mr. Schwab declared that aheuld tha
I statesmen now assembled In Washing- . ?*
j ton find It possible to bring about die
armament and permanent peace, gladly
would he see the "war making machin
ery of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation
I sunk to the bottom of tho ocean."
Elbert H. Gary, secretary of the board
I of United States steel Corporation and
j president of the institution, hailed Mar
| shad Koch as the deliverer of mankind.
Columbus. Ohio, Nov. 18.?General
Armando Vlttorio Diaz, commander In
chief of the Italian army and hero of
the I'i&ve was the guest of Columbus
! today. At the state house he was pre
sented with a gold embossed memorial
book, the tribute of the state of Ohio.
Governor Davis made the presentation
on beha'.f of the state.
The general's stay In Columbus will ,
continue through tomorrow, the pro
grnm of his entertainment including a
luncheon at the governor's mansion and >
his attendance at the Ohio State-llllnols
football game.
oi>om tot ?urrixiiMWT
Boston. Nov. 18.?An odor of liquor '-,h
Is not sufficient excuse for prohibition
officers to enter a building without.A
warrant. United States Commissioner
ruled today. He discharged William J.
Klower, of New Tork. who waa befera
him on a charge of illegally transpogt
iug liquor. ? ' -i
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Two Subjects
To Be Decided
vCopyright by The Intelligencer.)
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Washington. Nov. IS. ? The grand '
strategy, so to speak, of the United
ntatos delegation at the Armament t'oti
ference iv puzzling the representatives
of the otfocr countries. This Is mostly.
. because they do not understand Hughes, i
the .negotiator.
The various delegations came here
with the idea that the United States
would not consent to the reduction of
her navy without first having a definite
understanding of what was to he done J
about abrogating the Anglo-Japanese ,
alliance and the settlement of Far t .
Eastern questions. This inference was
drawn from the language of the or:g- '
inal invitation to the powers. When, t
however. Mr. Hughes made his famous '
speech at the opening session of the !
conference some foreign delegates j
thought they detected a change of front. |
for Mr. Hughes said plainly that he
heileved the work of the conference f
could he so distributed among commit- i
tees "without either subject heing treat- '
ed as a hlnderance to the proper consid
eration and disposition of the other."
<>n that word "disposition" is based
the confident statements which have
been issuing from Washington In the
last few days that as soon as an agree
ment on naval armament Is secured. It
would he signed without respect to ,
whether a definite agreement had been '
reached on Khr Eastern questions.
Tor Xntual Trort
Thcs^ who have talked w!t> Mr. j
Hughes in'the last Id hours ha\e not
found him inclined to discourage that J
view. He seems to he of the opinion
that It Is much wiser for the whole :
conference to look at the two subject* |
as separate or else there will he mental j
reservations in the consideration of one'
subject which m'ght Interfere seriously
wirh the conclusion of an Agreement on
the other subject. Mr. Hughes appears
to emphasize rather the need of mutual '
trust and an atmosphere of friendliness '
so that no delegation will suspect the
United States, at least, of trying to j
bargain on the naval armament to s?-;
cure concessions on Far Eastern ques
tions or vice versa.
But the truth is the key to the whole
situation is more likely to he found iti
the mechanics of proceedure than In ;
anything else. If an agreement on '
naval armament could be reached at j
one*, unquestionably the American dele
gation would he tempted to sign it and
put it oat of the way as a concrete
achievement. But the examination by j
evperts takes time and members of the
naval body with whom this correspond
ent talked today were unahle to hazard
even a guess as to the time that will
be consumed before final signatures can
be attached.
Tsr Beaten Question
tactics thun far has been to mak? the
British nnd Japanese delegations At j;
least be'ieve that he j.s so deeply Inter-U
ested In naval armament that he would j
dispose of that question quite apart j
from what haprens on Far " Eastern |
questions. American officials to whjim j
this view is broached insist that the |
foreign delegations do not know Hughes, j
the negotiator, and that if the language]
of the original invitation is examined It I
will he seen how Important a relation-]
ship he conceives Far Eastern questions 1
to have with the reduction of sea power i
in the Pacific. The British and Japan
ese through several of their spokesmen I
have given out the view that they be-'!
lleve the l"nlt?'d States delegation Is s"
mur'i compelled for political reason-* i
to point to a concrete result from this ;
coo'e'ence that they will sacrifice most;)
anything. Including China, to get an j
agreement on the reduction of naval I
Will Be Ratified
Whatever there may be to this theory i
the suspicion Is growing that Mr. I
Hughes will be benefitted by events as j
they develop rather than by deliberate:
formulas. For Instance, the U'lk among |
the navy men of protracted discussion I
on the '?details" of the naval prograht"!
coincides nicely with the debates In i
committee concerning Far Eastern mat
ters. Another important fact to bear
in mind is this: Members of the Anieri- |
can delegation in explaining the parlia-j
mentaj'y rules of the conference have '
emphasized the fact that no "action" is
actually taken except by the full con
ference and that whatever Is done in
committee is simply a committee report,
unanimous though the agreement may
be there.
It Is. therefore, being freely predicted
that when the committee on limitation
of armament reaches an agreement. It i
will still be necessary for a plenary sss- [
sion to be held to ratify that report.
Mr. Hughes has been empowered to call !
plenary sessions at will. The sugges- [
tlon Is made that when the committee !
on armament Is ready to report, Mr.
Hughes could speed up the committee!
on Fbr Eastern questions and compel !
simultaneously the submission to the I
fuil conference of a report on the gen- I
eral principles, at least, which should j
govern International behavior In the Far
East. The Hughes tactics are far from j
being revealed, open as some of the j
moves may seem to be.
Air Mail Pilot Comes
Down in Crash at Gary
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Chicago. Nov. 1$?Pan KIz?t. pir!
mall pllo'. who left f'hleago this morn
ing. for Cleveland, cashed into a tijee
near Gary. Tnd . at 11 30 o'clock, and
was slightly Injured, according to re
ports reaching the flying field here. j
The accident was due to the dense fog.
Kiser. hunting familiar land marks
flew too *ow. He was taken to a Gary
hospital where It was found that hlsj
only Injuries were a sprained back and
slight cuts. The plane was badly
"W ashington. Nov. 1R. ? Secretary'
Derby announced today that the super- ;
dreadnaught Maryland successfully un
derwent the recent tests conducted off
the Maine coast, even exceeding her de- j
signed speed of 21 knots by one and a
half knots.
Washington. Nov. 18?Postmasters !
nominated today included I.ouis L. Rue ,
at Danville. Ky.. and William M. Snell
at Suult bte. Marie. Michigan.
"Washington, Nov. IS.?(Hv the Asso-|
elated Press.)?War would have broken j
out In Kurope three or four times since
the signing of tlve armistice hail It not
been for the French army. Premier
Mrland declared today In conversation
with American newspaper correspond
ents. |
The French premier was discussing
his forthcoming speech Monday before ;
the third plenary session of the arms s
conference, which he said would not bo j
an oration, but rather an explanation.
"I shall ask the American people." i
said he. "to place themselves In the |
position of the French people l'or three
quarter* of an hour, and survey the |
Kuropean situation as we sec It and j
feel It.
"France does not want a large nrm.v j
any more than you do. We wish It wete
possible to reduce It below the mini- |
mum that wo have in nund. t'Ut wo
must, as we are alone, secure ourselves.
Franco Is not asking for any guaran
tees; she Is not sacking anything- If
it wore possible for Great llritnln. tire
I'nited States and Italy to say. "If you
are attacked wo will bo with you.' then
it would be possible for us to disarm,
but if you simply say. 'I >'? not be afraid;
tranqulilze yourselves; no one Is going
vo attack you.' that is not sufficient.
"There Is the Russian army of ;.ne
million and a half. You may say, 'Why
do you mention that? Russia Is not
attacking you.' Poland is the only bar.
rler. If {?'Vance had not bad a strong
at my last year the barrier would lmve
fallen. The Sox let troops would lime
been In Germany. There xxoulil have
been anarchy In Central Europe. No.
we must haxe an army to secure our
selves and maintain order."
Of the Injury From Which j,
I Virginia Roippe Died?May
Recess for Football Game.
San Francisco, Nov. IS.?Final selec- |
| (ion of the Jury ,1111(1 the Introduction of
' expert medical testimony were today's
developments is the manslaughter trial
I o? Roscoe ("Faltv"). Arbuokle. In J
I connection with the death of Virginia j
Rni'pe. Tlie ?-..ijrt room was crowded
f<>r th?> llrst tirrift In three days.
Pis. Sol by P; Strang. acting city |
autopsy surgeon-, and Wlllium Ophuls,
who . onductcrl both externa! and inter- ;
r.al examinations r< Miss Rappe's body,
were the ttrst witnesses. Thcv described :
the Injury which Is said to, have caused
Miss Ttappe's death. The prosecution '
accuses Arhuckla of causing this Injury.!
Pr. Ophuls. aslted as to whether Miss
Rnppe's fata! Injury might have been j
caused by sudden immersion In a tub ]
of cidd water, said that such an Injury ,
was possible from such a cause. '
Miss Rappe w'na immersed In a tub"
"f cold water during tlie party In Ar- !
buckle's hotel rooms, at which It Is al- J
leged she was fatally Injured.
I Savin MoN'ab. chief counsel for the
defense. suggested that no session ho (
held tomorrow on account of the foot
ball panic between California and Stan
ford universities. The court said he
desired to proceed tomorrow. Court
and counsel left the matter to the jury
to decide overntipht.
Mexlcali. I.owVr Calif.. Nov. IS ?Thlr- j
tocn Mexican if,evolutionists were killeo j
to-day In a battle and four more exe-j
cuttd after a summary court martini!
near Atwenty miles west of]
Mcxicali. capital of the northern district .
of Lower California. It was said to
night by General Ahelardo Rodrlguex.
commander of federal troops here. '
New York Nov, IS.?Declaring Sun- '
day a "s; nctliled holiday," four supreme
court J' stb es pave an opinion today
that "it Is a law of nature that one day .
In seven must be observed as n day of I
relaxation and refreshment, if not pub
lic worship."
"Experience has shown that the oh- '
servnnce of one day in seven as n day 1
of rest Is of admirable service to tha
state, considered merely i s a civil In
stitution" said the opinion. It agreed
with a plaintiff who contended the term,
"exclusive of holidays." In the hilling
shipment forms of the interstate com
merce e >mm!ss!on Included Sundays.
/ ? j
Terrible Experience j
of Schooner's Crew !
Madrid. Spain. Nov. 1*.?Dispatches
from Das 1 "almas. Canary Islands, today i
report the terrible experiences of the '
clea- of the lY>rtuguese schooner Tro- |
vlscal. which left Havana, Sept. 11. for!
I?a* Pfilmas, and Anally reached her I
destination after a voyage of sixty-two
days. Driven out of her course by
storms, her provisions and water be
came exhausted after she had been at
sea for a month, and the crew was
forced to exist on beans and boiled sea
water, supplemented by the small j
amount of rain water that was caught j
by spreading sails as receptacles.
?When the Trovlscal reached port the 1
sailors were so weakened by their ex
perience that they were scarcely able !
to walk. At the request of the Porta- !
gueso consul in I .as Palmas, the captain
was placed under arrest.
Cincinnati. Nov. dS.?Declaring that |
all other Industries In the country, ex
cept.. Jji? coal industry, had made ma
terial progress In the adjustment of |
their labor situation. J. O. Bradley,
Dundon. \V. Va., president of the Na
tional Coal association, in an address
before the board of directors' quarterly ,
session here today, declared that ad- j
Justment must come Jn the coal in- j
dustry, and that with It must be coupled I
an adjustment of rates.
While tne sense ot tne meeting w?s m .
accord T\lth the statements of President '
Bradley, no official action was taken by j
the directors of the proposed adjust- !
ments. The association's constitution j
prevents the association acting officially
on the question of wattes, It was said.
The resolution was passed by the |
directors, urging President Harding to |
Issue an executive order, transferring j
the publication of the weekly statistics
on coal production from the department
of the interior to the department of
The reason for the change. the resolu- !
tfon stated, was that the 1'nlted States
geological survey lacks funds to con- 1
tlnue Its publication.
I _ _ I
Chicago, Nov. 10?Two men nave |
been shot during- the pa?t six days by
marines guarding malls sent from j
Chicago, Artliur S. Brauer, superin
tendent of the railway mall service -
announced today
One of the men was shot at Slottx i
City, Iowa, and the other at O-orard, I
HI. Both were train riders. Neither
was seriously hurt.
Both the men shot were wounded
after they persisted In riding on bag
gage and mall cars after being
warned to stay away by the mall j
guards, Mr. Brnner said.
The guards have flred on several i
other occasions without wounding |
anyone, he added.
Peoria III.. Nov. 1 R.?The convention !
of Illinois miners came, to u close here |
tonight In a pica fripn Frank Fart ing- ?
ton. district president, for loyalty and
unity among the miners of the state.
"Tho joint wage agreement terminates !
in a few months." he said, "and when j
this terminates I fear the worst will i
come. We are confronted with a situn- j
tlon never be fore faced by our organiza
tion. Interrnl strife threatens us. Out
side forces ate threatening to destroy
us. but in unity and harmony we can i
survive these dangers."
A movement to pension aged miners
was laid over until the next convention
at the session this afternoon.
Pittsburgh, Tit.. Nov. IS?Criminal
court adjourned here today without a
verdict having been reached in the case
of John IV. Miller, charged with al
leged responsibility In the death of Nn
dlne Kramer, an eight-year-old girl
whose body was discovered In a stable I
on the north side last April following I
a four day disappearance.' The case
went to the jury this morning after i
Judge Singleton Bell had charged the
twelve men In whose hands the fate of
Miller rests Adjournment was token
until tomorrow morning.
Special Dispatch to The Intelligencer. I
"Washington. D. C.. Nov. IP?The new-|
est baby Is to be born Into Uncle Sam's
navy tomorrow at Newport News. Va..
ami christened simultaneously with Its
advent Into the exclusive sisterhood of
battleships of the newest design and
greatest dimensions. She is to be
named "West Virginia" by Alice Mann
ol* Washington. D. C.. and Bramwell. W.
Va.. debutante daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Isaac T. Mann
I'Yom the same ways sixteen vears
ago the battle cruiser West Virginia
slid into tlie waters of Hampton Roads
with champagne dripping from her how.
That vessel was christened by Miss
Kathryn White, now Mrs. William
Henry Wolf II. of I'nrkersburg. It is
doubtful whether the new West Virginia
which is to be born Into the sea tomor
row will have any such a career as her
predecessor. Indeed. It is doubtful
whether she will have any career at all.
Certain It is that she will not if the [
Hughes proposal for naval disarmament I
as It now stands goes through.
However, whether she will he actu- !
ally scrapped depends on tthe turnj
which negotiations take over*" the .lap- I
anese ship Malsu. The Matsu has been |
launched, but not actually commls-j
sinned, and should she be exempted the ?
United States might well demand that I
eom? of our new fighters like the West.
Virginia t?e spared also.
Miss Mann, accompanied hv Mrs. I
Mary Helen of Washington and Miss
Kleanop Williams of Rsitlmore. two
young ladles who ore to he her maids
at the christening, and by her parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac T. Majin, left early
this morning for Fortress Monroe, Old
i'oint Comfort, where tonight a ball is
being g(ven in nonor or .miss .Mann ny
Colonel and Mrs. R. J\ Pavls.
The members of the congressional
delegation who will attend the launch-)
In* left by boat tonight. The> are Rep
resentative and Mrs. Wells (Sondykoontz.
Representative and Mrs. Leonard S.
Kchols and son. Leonard, and Uepre- i
aentatlves Benjamin 1,. Rosenhloom and 1
George M. Bowers. Senator and Mrs.
Howard Sutherland had planned to at
tend the ceremony, but were summoned
to Huntington Thursday by a message
which contained the news of the seri
ous illness of their grandchild, Infant
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sidney
Walker, Jr. Miss Walker was Miss
Natalie Sutherland.
Ore ate it of All Warships
There Is no capital ship in all the
navies of the world which surpasses the
West Virginia Her cruising radius is
the greatest of any ship on earth In
natal s->rvlc?\ Her hollers are fitted
for oil burning, exclusively, with four
enormous electric motors driven by two
stenm generators. The four motors de
velop tlP.Oftn horsepower
She mounts a total of twenty-si* guns
and carries two submerged torpod"
tubes. Her armament Is the most mas
sive carried. iter primary battery Is
composed of ei.ght 16-lnch guns mounted
In turrets fore and aft. fourteen of
the remainder are distributed over her
?524 feet of length as secondary batter
ies. all tlve-lnch guns of the modern
In addition to these she has two anti
aircraft guns. Her speed is '.'1 knots
per hour. She has an enlisted comple
ment of 144R men Her size specifica
tion are: Length over all. 671 feet; max- .
I mum beam 07 feet. .V\ Inches: mean
draft 30 feet, 6 Inches; displacement
33,600 tons.
f *s 1
May Decide to Strike
in Meat Industry
I ??
Chicago, Nov. IS.?Dcc.sion whether]
the Amalgamated Association of ;
Hutcher Workers and Meat Cutters of
North America will strike under the
authorization recently given by the men ,
may be reached tomorrow. Cornelius
Hayes, International vice president of]
the union, announced today. Presidents
of locals In the eleven prlclpal packing >
centers are meeting today to consider1
the questions.
li. S.-AUSTRi j
Washington. Nov. IS?Peace between
the 1'nlted States and Austria was de- |
clared formally in a -proclamation j
signed today by President Harding.
These "Payroll" Bandits Get
Good Haul?of Brass Checks
Philadelphia. Pa. Nov. IS ?A box full
of brass blent lllcatlon checks, evidently
mistaken for the week's payroll, was
all two would-be robbers secured today
for their trouble In holding up a fifteen
year old postmaster's assistant at the
yarn mill of A. J. Cameron in Kensing
I.ater two former employes at the
mill Otto Katka and John Poanka. wcr?
arrested and charged with assault and
attempted robbery.
West Virginia?Rnln Saturday, oolder
Saturday night; Sunday fair and much
Ohio and Western Pennsylvania ?
Bain Saturday, much colder Saturday
afternoon and night; Sunday fair and j
Decision of the Plant Com
mittees to Be Ratified By
Vote of the 125,000 Em
ployes?Similar Action By
Other Packers
''It Ira go. Nov. IS.?J'lant commit tees '
of Armour & Company, -to-day agreed;
to accept .? general reduction of wages
In accordance with the request made by
the company t<yt days ago. The same
rate, it was said, will be accepted in
plants of the other packing companies.
This is the first tlmq- in the industry
that employers anil employes have met
in plant conferences n.nd agreed on a
wage out. ? .
Swift Also Makes Cot.
To-night officials of Swift & Com-j
pony announced that nfter an ail day!
conference, the representatives of thai
Chicago assembly of employes had voted j
that a readjustment of wages was nee- :
essary. had extended a vote of confi-|
dencc in the management and had voted I
to leave the wage readjustment to the
discretion of the management.
Reductions for various classes of em
ploves Of the I'hlcago assembly practi
cally corresponding to those fixed by!
the employes of Armour A Company. ?
and effective <v thh same date, N'ovem- j
her 28. were th-.n announced by company i
officials, who said they expected the
oth'T sixteen assemblies of employes to ;
take similar action.
When all reductions are made in varl- '
otis plants. 125.000 men and women will
bs affected.
No change is made in the forty hour
week, guarantee or working conditions. J
The wage reduction will become ef
fective November 2C
Others Will Act.
Employes of Wilson A Company and
the ("udahy Tacking Company, who are
holding plant conferences, are exported
to accept similar reductions and Morris
A Company has announced that it will
follow the example of tha others.
The following reductions, effective In j
all plants except that at F'ort Worth.
Texas, were adopted:
Kor piece workers, I per cent; tinHklll- |
oil labor, getting 45 cents an hour or 1
leas. 7'a cents. Semi-skilled labor, get- !
(Continued on Twelve)
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Congress May Quit |
Next Wednesday |
Washington. Nov. IK.?Congress will |
adjourn sine die next Wednesday, If
Hie' lax revision bill Is put through,
under plans very completed today by
Republican leaders.
Speaker Cllllett conferred with senate
leaders, ond the adjusted program which
would suspend sessions of congress
from Tlinnksglvlng* day until December
5. when tffe new session Is to begin,
was .said to have been agreed on.
If the adjournment plan goes through. I
action uri the I.IOO.000,000 railroad debt j
bill, the Ford-Newberry election contest,
and the silled debt nnd tariff bills would
go over to the regular session. %
Shippers Seek Responsibility!
For Loss of Steamer With
Valuable Cargo.
Special Dispatch to The Intelligencer.
Cincinnati, Nov. IK?"I have worked I
on the Ohio river more than a half
century, have been In all kinds of tight j
places, but this is rny first serious ac
cident. 1 have lost my boat, but fortu
nately the passengers and crew escaped
* I? T??L. I
Ttiese were ine wunn ui >. ,
Ward, oomniander of the C.hllo In his
explanation today of the strange sink
ing last night of the boat near New
Richmond, Ohio.
So one bo far has been able to explain
how the boat came to be in the location
she was when she Is said to have hit
a stone guldewall just below the United
Slates government <lam at that point, i
and sank In thirty feci of water off the j
Kentucky shore.
Captain Ward was the last man to I
leave the boat. From the stern seat of
a yawl, in which he was seated, lie says
he saw his boat go down.
As the cargo of the boat, according
to official report, was large, there Is
much anxiety on the part of many ship
pers to understand the real cause of
the sinking.
The examination now in progress by
the federal Ohio ri\er authorities and
Insurance inspectors, it Is hoped, will
explain why a two hundred ton cargo
was almost totally lost In a mere at
tempt to make a landing.
Secretaries to Report
on the Henry Ford Offer
Washing: on. Nov. 18.?A report to
congress embodying tlie conclusions of
Secretaries Weeks and Hoover on the
proposal of Henry Ford for the' pur
chase and lease of the nitrate plants and
water pov.er projects at Muscle'Shoals.
Alabama, may be made In a few days.
It was announced tonight upon the ad
journment of a preliminary conference
bet neon Mr. Ford and government offi
New York, Nov. 18.?A proposal that
the nave of the Cathedral of St. John
the Plvine. Mornlngslde Heights, be
built as a memorial to the successfur
termination of the Washington arms
conference, was made to-night by the
ltt Rev. William T. Manning, bishop oi
the Protestant Kplscopal dloccse of
New York. He spoke at a bishop's meet
ing of the church club of New York '!>
Carnegie Hall.
Washington. N'ov. 18?The senate
amendment proposing to increase the
maximum Inheritance tax rate from the
present 25 pep cent on estates valued
at $10,000,000 or more to fifty per cent
on those of $100,000,000 ot^ more, was
knocked out of the tax revision bill to
da\ by house and senate conferees. This
amendment formed a part of the com
promise revision program brought for
ward by the senate agriculture bloc and i
agreed to by Ftepubllcan leaders.
This was the only one of the remain-;
ing "high spots" in the bill on which I
the conferees came to an agreement to- i
day. but the house managers. In ron
tormlty with Instructions voted yester
day by the house, accepted the senate
Income sur-tax maximum rate of fifty
per cent.
At the White House today It was I
said that President Harding was "frank
ly disappointed" by the house action on I
the sur-tax amendment, and thts dlsap-J
polntment was reflected in other admin
istration and in aome congressional
Tax Oa 2*1f# Insurance
The house managers accepted today
the senate plan to taxing Insurance com
panics This plan provides that life In
surance companies shall pay an income
tax on its investment income at the
rate yet to be fixed for corporations.
Mutual insurance companies other than
life will be tRxed at the same rate on
their net Income as computed under ex
isting law. while all other insurance
companies will pay the corporation tax
rate on their net Income as shown In
statements required to be furnished on
standard state forms to state tax com
missi oner*.
Other Agreements
Other agreements reached by the con
ferees included these;
Struck <>ut the LaFalleito amendment
requiring taxpayers, In making their ??
turns, to list the tax-free securities
held by them.
Adopted a compromise amends^gDt
exempting from taxation the first MOO ,
of income received by individuals from
investments in building and loan asso
ciations. the exemption to run for llvs
years from next January 1. The house
had proposed an exemption on MM of
such Income, but the senate struck olit
the amendment.
Accepted the senate amendment strlk
lng out an original house provision al
lowing corporations to deduct frsa
their income gifts to charitable organ*
lzations. provided the total did not ex
ceed five per cent of the ret Income of
the contributing corporation.
Acoepted senate amendments provid
ing that where banks and corporations
pay taxes for their stockholders they
may deduct the amount so paid in mgfc
lng their income tax returns. Tbs
stockholders for whom taxes were so
paid would not be permitted, howexgf
to make a similar deduction in making
their returns.
Accepted a senate amendment exempt
lng from; taxation the rental value of
dwelling furnished to a minister of the
gospel as part of his compensation.* '
Accepted a senate amendment gx
emptlng receipts received by Individ
uals from ship owner's mutual pro-^^H
tectlon and Indemnity associations;,
organized for profit. ?
Chairman Penrose, of the senate
agers, said the conferees expectsc^B
finish up their work tomorrow, but
the amended bill, with the . conferenee^^B
report, probably could not--be mads ^B
ready for presentation to the house gnd
senate before late Monday. Fl&al S'jtloc W
on the report might be taken ky Wed
nesday evening. Senator Penrose sold,
but he added that Ibis now looked

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