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H . IL AND DAILY UNION. SKTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. "180. ASSOCIATED FUSS LEASED WEU. TUESDAY MAY 18, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGES. UNITED PRESS LEASED WIRE. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ROCK IS - m AD INTERir.1 PRESIDENT FOR MEXICO label Chiefs Promise to Accept Choice, Who ever He May Be. BULLETIN. fBr United Prwe.l CI Pino, Texas, May 18 BTolytJoBit cavalry today ratfnaed their bunt of the kill) and mountains around Oaxara for President Carranza, according to advices here. Cap tin of large store of ammu nition by revolutionists in the st engagement with farran ilttu was reported in meg. aiges received here today from tieieral Obregon. Jleiieo City. May 18 (By Ike Associated Press.) Full details of the conference held by the liberal revolutionary leaders at the national palace the sight of May 13 reveal that Ike leaders decided to request Uftrnor le La Hnerta to call (tress into extraordinary km Ion for naming a president ad interim. The governors imbiobs, made pnblic today, lies the date for the meeting of the extraordinary session of Maims as May 24. Ueaeral Obregon wu named if the conference as command, er of the forces in northern lexiro and General Gonzales u eemiiander in Mexico City aid southern Mexico. All the leaders promised to sceept the ad interim president tints., whoever he might be. Gonzales Hits Plan. Mexico City, Tuesday, May 11. (Via EI Paso Junction, May 18.) (By the Associated Press.) Gen eral Pablo Gonzales said that he n no reason (or the plan of Afui Prieta, in which are embodied the aims of the new revolution, in tl exclusive interview given to the Awoeiaied Press. This was the Int granted by him to any foreign correspondent. Daily Conferences. "Generals Obregon and I are holding daily conferences with a view to bringing about a moral rev olution against Carranza to a suc cessful finish, without interrupting constituional order," General Gon ules taid. "The liberal revolutionists can not repudiate the constitution, Mcu is the basis for legal gov- jjrernmenf, since particularly we nun recognize loe legislature. "Regarding my attitude toward the United States and other for eign nations, it bas been fully set forth in my previous utterances, Mpecially when I openly declared m the allied powers when the wnnan offensive was at Us height i M7." So Clash Expected. (Bj United ITew.l Hexia City, Via Laredo Junc . May 17. General Alvaro Ob jjion does not anticipate quarrels Hween the leaders of the revolu jjw when the power of the Carran Mtas has been completely broken, m wclared in an interview with United Press. The divergent views of Obregon jo General Gonzales have been Mrmonized," the revolutionary mi . Too two chief obstacles in the Wtteii of the revolutionary gov wnineBt. Obregon said, were the Poulbility 0f a sticcessful "come- movement of Venustiano Urtnta, the deposed president, i defection of the followers of Gonzales. "Carraaza has no chance to re !" power." Obregon asserted. ie opinion and the military are both too strongly against . "Jjnwl Gonzales and I have "raionited our views. We oppos h nnz terause he was abus- people's right of franchise. Carranza has gone. Should ls and I quarrel now it r0""1 be so obvions we were fight 2LOTr personal ambitions that "r the people nor the soldiers 'd support us." fiOjBLE FUNERAL TOR BANDIT AND BIS AGED FATHER Campaign, 111.. May 18. With MtLI?lttiTes and intimate friends r"ng. double funeral services we held at 10 o'clock today Ce...rce Lero'r wlton, Illinois vl lut i.. traln Bandit, killed early b !ay morning by Chicago DO ST Ud his father. H T. Waltnn death was caused by shock a is, ,WM enrute from his home . JOSeDh. Mo. In Chiravr. In J? the body of his son. The i!!vw're Mi home of CtoB1 MUet 8U,er 0f M" JJ Rw- G. P. Hoster, pastor of ,t--mi Memorial Episcopal delivered the funeral aer- tJlVlton. formerly Miss Mary T: w married in Cham- IT " ner son was born here. iJ" aa made In a family lot in cemetery. PENROSE FIRST TO SCOFF NAVY, DANIELS AVERS Secretary Alleges Senator Inspired Sims' Attack With "Delay" Speech In 1918. Washington, May 18. Senator Penrose, Republican. Pennsylvania, and not Rear Admiral Sims orig inated the basic charges against the navy department contained in the admiral's letter of Jan. 7, Sec retary Daniels asserted today be fore the senate committee investi gating the naval conduct of the war. Mr. Daniels recalled that the senator in a speech in the senate Aug. 24. 1918, declared that pro crastination on the part of the sec retary delayed the termination of the war at least three months, cost $15,000,000,000 and many lives. Says Charges Coincide. The words used by Senator Pen rose were almost identical with those used by Admiral Sims more than a year later, Mr. Daniels said. "Either ' Admiral Sims is a pla giarist and appropriated his charges from Senator Penrose, or by mental telepathy the views of the senator were communicated to Admiral Sims," declared Mr. Dan iels. "Penrose comes from Penn sylvania, and Sims was appointed to the naval academy from that state. Did they collaborate or ex change mental telegrams?" The committee might have "saved thousands of reams of paper and hundreds of thousands of words" by investigating Penrose's charges the witness said. Penrose ."Imposed I'pon." Senator Penrose was "imposed upon by some informant, almost as reckless in his figures, as Ad miral Sims was in his accusations," Mr. Daniels continued. "It is also worthy of note." he said, "that at the very time Penrose was making this speech, Sims was writing to Captain Pratt threatening an in vestigation of the conduct of the war." " ' Mr. Daniels said he would not answer the Penrose charges at length, even though he had just learned of them, because his an swer to Admiral Sims covered the matter fully. He devoted the rest of the day to a resume of the navy department's war construction ac tivities comprising approximately one thousand vessels, nearly three times as many as there were in the entire navy when the war started. He paid high tribute to Rear Admiral David W. Taylor, chief constructor, who, he said, had no superior in the world. 'OPEN DOOR' IS URGED AS CURE FOR LABOR ILL New York, Majr 18. Temporary modification of the immigration laws to permit an influx of desira ble immigrants to meet America's labor shortage was urged today by United States Senator Walter E. Edge of New Jersey, addressing the National Manufacturers' asso ciation. He also advocated Ameri canization to prevent new immi grants from falling under the spell of bolshevism. Quoting Commissioner of Immi gration Caminetti, that the radicals "have a wonderful organization for capturing each immigrant, almost at the moment of landing, and bringing him under their influ ences," the senator said that less than six weeks is needed to pre pare "his mind for welcome recep tion of communist doctrines." In urging modification of the im migration laws, the senator said he did not mean to "open the doors to an indiscriminate horde of new comers." "Moreover, against such unde sirables," he added, "who may fil ter through, I would apply every law for deportation without the tenderness apparently shown for radicals and bolshevists by officials of the administration." GREEKS, TURKS IN NEW BATTLE r.onstantmonle. May 17. (By the Associated Press.) Greek and Turkish troops have clashed about twenty-five miles east of Smyrna, where the Turks are taking the of fensive and are apparently mass ing reinforcements preparatory to further advances against the Greeks. fighting has occurred between Magnisa and Menamen. Jaffa Tay ari. Turkish commandant at Adrian opole, has sent ' a message here from that city saying 40,000 Turks and Bulgarians are prepared to re sist the Greeks. He declares they will meet the Greeka midway be tween - Tcbatalja and Adrianopole when the Greeks begin the occupa tion of Thrace. VAST LOSS IN NITRATE IS ALLEGED House G. O. P. Accuse Ad ministration of Millions Lost in Plants. (By VmXni Prera.) Washington, May 18. Charging that the war department spent $116,194,974.37 on plants which produced no' nitrate prior to the signing of the armistice, the Re publicans of the bouse war ex penditures committee, in a report made public today declared the "whole nitrate program was one of misdirected effort." The alleged failure of the pro gram "is directly traceable to Ber nard M. Baruch, who admits that he was the moving spirit in the plans of the government," the re port stated. The Republican charges were de nied flatly in a minority report filed by Representative Garrett of Tennessee, who asserted that if it was a mistake to embark on the nitrate program, it was also an er ror to call to arms 3,000,000' men who never left the United States. G. 0. P. Recommendations. Recommendations of the Repub licans as outlined by Chairman Graham, Illinois, follow: That no further sums be paid to the air nitrates corporation or its sub-contractors for the building of plants at Mussel Shoals, Ala.; To ledo and Cincinnati. That civil suits be instituted to recover such sums as may compen sate the United States for the fail ure of the corporation to carry out its contracts or that the corpora tion bring suit against the govern ment for money now due it. That the plant at Mussel Shoals be leased by the war department for the production of fertilizer. For Salvaging Plants. That the plants at Toledo and Cincinnati be salvaged. That the plant at Sheffield. Ala., be kept for experimental purposes, but that 1,200 acres near it be sold. The charge is made by the Re publicans that plants were located at Toledo and Cincinnati to "quiet the opposition of Representative Nicholas Longworth to the Mussel Shoals project" "The whole program promised , nothing in the way of winning the war and accepted nothing," the re port concluded. BEASLETS BODY ON WIFE'S GRAVE Greenville. I1L, May l'v II arte j 0. Beasley, 25 years old, alleged murderer of his wife and two boy babies today com mitted suicide over his wife's grave in Bethlehem cemetery near here. Beasley shot him self In the right temple. LATE BULLETINS Moscow, May (By Asso ciated Press.) Recognition of the Far Eastern democratic re public of Siberia has been de cided upon by the Russian soviet government, A note to this effect will be sent the min ister of foreign affairs of the new republic Washington, May 1R Charles I. Jones, former department of justice agent, today charged Mexican agents in the United States with having threatened disgrace and death to Senator Fall of Sew Mexico, chairman of the senate committee investi gating Mexican affairs, and to W. M. Hanson, one of Chair jnan Fall's assistants. Washington. May 18. Presi dent Wf son today telegraphed Evangeline Booth, commander of the Salvation Army, eompli. nenting the organization upon its war service. Washington, May 1ft A dead lock on the army reorganisa tion bill was reached today by the senate and honse conferees. Senate provisions to reorganise the force caused the breach and the question will be brought before the house for a vote. Washington, May 1 Resettle ment of the controversy over increased wage demands of an thracite coal aimers, which has extended ever several weeks, Is expected by depart ment of labor officials today or tomorrow,. Moscow. May l-(By The Associated Press.) Seventy five delegates and alternates to the All-Russian Zionist eoa which met here late la April, have been aire ted. ae eerdlBt te a statement by the extraordinary commission to-'ay. Murguia's Bravery Saved CAmmMfE&'B Loyalists From Collapse BT RALPH H. TURNER. (United Press Staff Correspondent) Mexico City. May 18. (via Laredo Junction, May 17.) Dra matic accounts of the heroic last stand of Venustiano Carranza, de posed president of Mexico, at Rin conada reached here today. Without water or provisions, out numbered and. surrounded practi cally on all sides, the Carranzistas, presonally led by General Murguia and the "first chief," fought bravely to the last Reports praised unstintedly the bravery of General Murguia. But for his determination, rebel sdvices said, the Carranzistas probably would have collapsed. He led them in a desperate charge which re sulted in their cutting their way through the revolutionary ring and escaping into the mountains. Tears Sole, Slaps Courier. When the messenger from" the rebel leader arrived with the revo lutionary offer of safe conduct for Carranza, if he would surrender, Murguia tore the message in shreds and slapped the messenger in the face, rebel advices said. Next to Murguia, Carranza stood out for his bravery and coolness. Frequently he assumed personal charge of operations. During one iierce engagement, larranza s uorsn was shot, but he obtained another and continued calmly to direct his troops. The Carranzistas held out de terminedly, expecting 'aid from General Guadaloupe Sanchez, the commander at Vera Cruz. Last Hope is Gone. When word came that he and his troops had joined the revolution, the last hope for winning vanished, dispatches said, and Murguia di rected his attention to escape. Toward the last, dispatches said, there was great confusion. Part of the Carranzista forces were cut off and members of the cabinet became separated from the president. General Pablo Gonzales today iBsued a manifesto announcing he had withdrawn as a candidate for the presidency to preserve harmony among the revolutionary elements and insure success of the move ment Field Open to Obregon. Gonzales' withdrawal apparently left the field open to General Alvaro Obregon. Dispatches drew a tragi-comic picture of the final flight of the Carranza band. Debonair General Jnan Barragan, Carranza's youthful chief of staff, minus his gaudy uniform, was try ing frantically to crank a small automobile. Ignacio Bonillas, former ambas sador to the United States and the man whose candidacy did more than anything to bring about the crisis, had lost Ks horse and was described as rushing madly among the soldiers crying: "A thousand pesos for a horse!" Pet Lion is Peeved. A pet lion, the favorite of Gen- MOSCOW REPORT BARES SUCCESS AGAINST POLES London, May 17. Successes against the Poles in the fighting on the northerly part of the front are reported by the Russian soviet gov ernment in an official message from Moscow, dated Monday. The Poles were forced back over the Beresina at one point, it was claim ed. Fighting is still in progress 'n tie Kiev region, with the battle line drawn some 14 miles to the east of the city, according to the statement which says: "In the Kiev region, on the left bank of the Dnieper, fighting is proceeding 14 miles northeast and southeast of Kiev. "In the Shlobin and Mozir direc tions, our troops, having started a counter-advance in the vicinity of the railway, flung back the enemy to the right bank of the Beresina. "In the region of Cherkassy our advancing troops captured a num ber ot villages on the right bank of the Dnieper, from 24 to 27 miles northwest of Cherkassy.' Th Weather Partly cloudy tonight and Wed nesday; probably showers tonight; somewhat warmer tonight; cooler Wednesday. Highest yesterday, 60; lowest last night 50. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 3 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 m. p.m. 7 a.m. iMttr. venter, todav Dry bulb temp... 60 58 53 Wet bulb temp... 75 74 S9 Rel. humidity ...75 74 89 River stage, 12; a fall of .3 in last 24 hours. - Blver Forecast A falling tendency in the Missis sippi will continue from below Du buque to Muscatine, J. It SHERIER, Meteorologist. LAST STAOT I eral Murguia, added to the confus ion by roaring "until the hills shook," dispatches said. Riderless horses, frightened by the din, raced over the battlefield, but Bonillas pursued them in vain. Murguia, described as bellowing in a great voice heard above the confusion, finally rallied his men who were fleeing from their trenches, and temporarily stopped the rebel advance. The trains in which the Carran zistas had fled from Mexico City were set on fire before they were abandoned. Carranza l'rges Surrender. When all seemed lost Carranza, maintaining an almost stoical calm, went to' Murguia and suggested it would be best to surrender. He or dered burning of the government archives, which had been brought from the capital. Murguia, seconded by Luis Ca brera, Carranza's minister of the treasury, finally persuaded their chief there was still a chance to fight their way out and t scape into the mountains. The plan was followed success fully. Many prominent leaders and cit izens, who had fled from Mexico city jn lhe presidential trains. were abandoned in the final flight, dispatches said. Som wounded were left on the burning trains but were rescued by the revolu tionists. Two Generals Slain. The bodies of two ead federal generals were found on the battle field. Many women and children were abandoned, the rebels said. These civilians, dispatches said, were attempting to flee into the hills when overtaken by rebel tropos. Many richly gowned women, carrying their jewels and odds and ends of personal belongings were isent back to the rebel headquar ters. The haste of the Carranzista flight, dispatches said, was indi cated by tie- condition f the aban doned trains. Quantities of food and partly filled bottles of wine were left behind. All of Staff Escape. The fate of the leading members of the Carranza party could not be learned definitely, but it was sup posed Cabrera, Bonillas, Generals Urauizo and Barragan, Paulino Fontes, director general of rail ways, and Aguirre Berlanga, prime minister, all escaped with their chief. Berlanga was described as carrying his personal funds in a beautiful silver box of Prussian workmanship, the gift of the for mer ambassador in Mexico City, Von Eckhardt Late dispatches indicated the Carranza party's location as in the region of Cofre de Perote, in the state of Vera Cruz, 15 miles north west of Jalappa, the scene of the recent earthquake. POLICE REVEAL TO TAKE PARIS Paris, May 18. Soviet rule in France was to have been establish ed if revolutionary strikes inaugur ated May first had succeeded, ac cording to the French police, who said today they had obtained com plete evidence of this from docu ments they have secured. The police declared the bulk of this evidence was found among the papers seized at the residence of Boris Souvarine, Socialist editor, who was arrested yesterday. The police claim that seven So viets had been established and were awaiting the success of the strikes to blossom forth as local governments in Orleans, Tours, Brest Bordeaux, Marseilles, Stras- bourg and Paris, ready to take up .hi ...iwir " rr:.rT had the strikes proved effective. The secretary to Police Inspector Charles Ducrocq declared this aft ernoon that he bad sufficient evi dence to cause the arrest of 10 or 12 of the extremist leaders on charges of plotting against the in ternal security of France. Diamonds, rubies and sapphires ' from Moscow and bank accounts ' showing huge deposits of rubles in Copenhagen banks for Souvarine! and Charles Rappoport, one of the leaders of the extremist movement , in France, are reported to have been unearthed by the pojice. ! Rappoport, who was a candidate for the chamber of deputies in the November elections, said today he expected to be arrested, and de clared it was true that the aim of the May day strikes was the over- throw of the existing rule in France. v RELIEF CAUCUS TOMGHT. Washington. May 18. House Re publicans were notified today by Representative Towner of Iowa, chairman of the party conference committee, that the soldier relief legislation would be considered at, a party caucus to be held toniaht i tejninATFs BATTLE FOR PENH STATE Governor Sproul Favored by G. O. P. Other States Go to Polls. Philadelphia, Pa., May IS Seventy-six delegates to the Republi can national convention and au equal number to the Democratic assembly are being elected in Pennsylvania today at state-wide primaries. Socialists and Prohibi tionists are also holding their pri maries. Electors in Pennsylvania have the privilege of indicating their presidential preference, the name of Edward Randolph Wood, a re tired business man of Philadelphia, appears on the Republican ballot, and only that of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer is on the Demo cratic presidential preference bal lot. The faction opposing Attorney General Palmer in Pennsylvania has asked its supporters to write the name of William G. McAdoo on the ballot. 12 Ielega(es.At.Large, There are 12 delegates-at-large to be elected, and 15 candidates were nominated. The Republican state organization has slated 12. The organization candidates in clude I'nited States Senators Pen rose and Knox, Governor W. C. Sproul, Mayor Babcock of Pitts burgh, Mayor Moore of Philadel phia, W. W. Atterbury, vice presi dent of the Pennsylvania railroad, and State Attorney General W. I. Schaffer. Delegates in Pennsylvania are not instructed, but it is understood that all 15 are for Governor Sproul for first choice for president A majority of the 64 district delegates are understood to be for Sproul first with a number favoring' Leon ard Wood for sevond choice. There are 24 candidates for the Democratic delegation at large, the two factions each having named 12. Opposes Palmer. The faction opposing Attorney General Palmer is headed by Judge Eugene C. Bonniwell of Philadel phia. There is also a contest for the four nominations as congressmen-at-large in the Republican primary, six candidates being in the field. Eight men are contesting for the four congress-at-large nominations on the Democratic ticket. Senator Penrose is unopposed (Continued on Page Eleven.) FALL SEEN FOR UNITY PROJECT OF METHODISTS Des Moines, Iowa, May IS. Adop tion of the plan of unification with the Methodist Church South by the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in session here is a very remote possibility, accord ing to the sentiment of many dele gates today. For almost two weeks a special committee has been considering the report of the commission on uni fication, which presented the re gional plan without recommenda tion. This special committee has con sidered every phase of the report, and, although a formalqfote has not been taken, is almost unanimously of the opinion that it will be im possible to adopt the present plan without many amendments, which in effect would create a new plan. The special committee appointed a sub-committee of 11, charged with the duty of formulating a plan which would further the interests of eventual unification. This sub " -' committee will submit a plan, which ton, its chairman, would lead the churches involved to get ready for unification. The report, it is under stood, strongly reaffirms the desire of the Methodist Episcopal church for union, but recommends the ere ating of a new commission on uni fication by each church in order to arrive at a complete under standing as to all details involved BIRTH" STARTS TODAY AT COLONIAL THEATRE Come early. Because of the limited engage ment of "Birth" and so that everyone will have an opportunity of seeing it The Argus suggests that as many as possible attend the early matinee and evening showings and avoid the evening crowds. First showing at 1 o'clock, continuous until 11. jNO COMPLAINT DUE FROM U.S. ON INDEMNITY Much Interested in Ger man Payments, But Has No Voice. BY IUVIO LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C. May IS. Europe is getting down to brass tacks or rather economic sense is overcoming the sentimentalism which has kept the allied world from recognizing that . until the amount of the German indemnity was fixed and ways were discov ered of assisting Germany to pay the same, reconstruction would be held back indefinitely. That is the interpretation which our officials put upon the latest conferences between the allied premiers prior to the conference with the Germans at Spa. But it must be said at the outset that whatever views are expressed at the treasury department where the writer made several inquiries con cerning the momentous decisions being made in the European con ferences, are based entirely upon a reading of the newspapers. Signiti cantly and indeed regrettably, the United States government doesn't know a thing about what is going on in those important financial con ferences, which indirectly relate to the whole economic future of the Vnited States, the value of its bond and securities and the opportuni ties for foreign trade. Treasury officials said it was an unfortunate confirmation of what they had been saying right along, namely, that Europe was being compelled to settle the world's finan cial affairs without having the benefit of America's advice or sug gestions. Poor Chance to Effect Changes. "While it is true," said one of the treasury officials, "that the United States need not accept the settlement when it . is made, we will hardly be able to raise much of a clamor when indeed we reject ed the opportunity that was offered us to become a member of the League of Nations and be repre sented in these important confer ences." To be sure our officials take wih a grain of salt some of the cable grams which imply that a new principal of payment of interallied war debts is to be introduced. For instance one press dispatch de clares that France will not be obliged to pay England what she owes the latter until the Germans make their payments on the war in demnity. This might conceivably be extended to apply to American indebtedness, thus making the Unit ed States wait for Germany pay ments before England or France pay us. But treasury officials say this is absurd. They declare that there is absolutely no relationship be tween reparation and war indebted ness. They recognize that pay- (Continued on page four). RUSH TO SELL CORN AS PRICE HITST06066AN Chicago, May IS. Sensa tional breaks in the value of corn took place today. Thpre was a general rush to sell, and a dearth of buyers. July deliv eries in whirh trading was heaviest, underwent an ex treme fail of JU cents a hnsh ed, compared with yesterday's close. ' Indications of financial strain together with talk of drastic measures to end the widespread railway congestion were chief reasons ascribed. The worst of the break came in the last 15 minutes of trad ing and carried July down to 1.9U. Little power to rally was displayed, and the close finish was at about Vie reac tion from the bottom figures of the day. Kansas bank 1'a.liires, which were said to be connect ed with excessive loans on erain had much to do with starting: the selline flurry that finally smashed values. GRONNA A CANDIDATE. Washington, May 18. Senator Gronna, Republican, North Dakota, ... , , - - - todftv formallv annnuncpH his fun- didacy for renomination. - ..j " " ' ' INCREASES ADVOCATED QUIET MEN Means Strike Prospect Is Lessened, Tension Re lieved, Shea Says. (Bjr United rress.) Chicago. May IS. Presi dents of 17 railroads were to appear today before President Wilson's labor hoard holding hearings here into demands of 3,000,000 railroad employes for H9 inrrPHKPS. The railroad presidents were exnected to favor granting em plojes some Increases. .Manufacturers of the middle west contemplated appearing" lietore I lie noiira. inry iniena explaining the critical car shortage situation and urge early action by the board. Labor leaders and railroad officials here for the hearing predicted today the board .would rule on me wage au. vance demands early in June. May Avert Strike. (By United Prens. Chicago, May IS. Belief that th possibility of a railroad strihe haj been definitely averted as a result of the railroads' advocating wage increases for their employes waa expressed here today by railroad union executives. Union leaders said the question now is on how much of an increase the railroad labor board, which is hearing the owners' side ot the casp. will erant Thev believe that the railroads have passed the buck: . to the public and are ready to con- will insist that it be borne by the public in the shape of increased traffic rates. The situation is much relieved, according to Timothy Shea, presi dent of the Brotherhood of liail- iroad Firemen, by the opening state ment of the railroads' spokesman, made at yesterday's hearing. . : i i .. . ..j I ru mc J7riSMTIS it?iiirn. I "It means that the prospects of I a strike have been lessened and . that the tension has been greatly relieved," he said. "The railroads have practically admitted that the employes are un derpaid and should receive more. It will go a long way in hastening a speedy decision by the board, who must recognize the menace ta transportation." Other union chiefs were optimis tic. A. F. Whitney, vice president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, considered chances of speedy settlement favorable. "The sooner the wages are set tled the Quicker transportation. will be improved," b' said. "Tha only way to bring transportation,) back to normal is to make wagea: attractive, so that men will stick to railroading and $5 a day these times is not attractive. That's tha situation in a nutshell." Get Tralnnien's Demand. " Demands of the railroad train-: men, who are asking increases to--taling $250,000,000, were taken up today from the viewpoint of . tha railroad managements. E. T. Whit ter, chairman of the conference committee of the railroad manag ers' association, was scheduled to be on the stand today and toraor-i row. Railroad presidents will tes-' tify later in the week. : , The union officials said they ex pected the presentation of the owners' side would conclude tha case. They do not expect to offer any rebuttal in testimony, 'accord ing to Shea. A decision is expected to be made by the board early in June. SON OF GERMAN GENERAL SLAIN Vienna vv is A son of Gen eral von Buelow of the German , a-mv has noon Villon Willie II I UK . . r ; who h.i. lu escape iroui nuiu, j was a prisoner of war, according : to a Budapest dispatch. . - v . . t ; flAlJiap. harl hum 1 W U nuuiauiau w.u.w. . bribed by young von Buelow ; to take him and a companion across the Maross river, it is said. When, the boat was in midstream the sol- , diers attached their passengers. The assailant . of Von Buelow s comrade was disabled, but in the struggle the boat was capsized, n-hii. afrueellne in the water Voa j Buelow was shot dead. fiAMHT AT NECATl'B. Decatur, 111., May 18. A bold robber crawled over the tender ot a fast Wabash passenger train, , just west of ' Danville Monday night, secured valuables, watches Anrl Knnio mnner from the engineer . .and fireman, and tben compelled uji; i iiiucci lu qiiji luc iiAui. tin bandit made bis escape. ' i'