7 Ekim 1919 Tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1

7 Ekim 1919 tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1
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INDUSTRIAL STRIKES ITS OVER PROCI Oooosition Arises to m a > Rules Proposied and Recess Taken for Deliberation. FRANKLIN K. LANE MADE CHAIRMAN Given Prolonged Ovation Wlien He Concludes Speech With Prediction of Success. '^MtfflK-''' -<:> '''^R . w - -- ... SECRETARY LANE. I Disagreement over rules proposed for the governing of the industrial conference called by President Wilson resulted in the conference adjourning suddenly today after Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior. had been elected permanent chairman. Adjournment van until 2t3Q ( o'clock this afternoon. " As proposed by committee, the rules provide all conclusions and decisions must he sj|f?ed at by unanimous vote t of the three groupe representing capital! labor and the public, while the . decision of each individual group * would be.a. majority of the members of that group. The rule Was attacked by John Spargo of New York, a socialist and a delegate representing the public. Urges -Voice for Minority. . 1It. Sptrio declared the conference might as well adjourn if the provision of the rules was adopted whereby a majority vote of any group was necessary before a member of the group could introduce any subject for.discussion. Sucn a rule, he asserted, hindered especially the public group, which was. not composed of delegates representing a homogenous interest like the labor group, but contained . men and women of diverse activities. He objected particularly because, he said, there was no provision for minority expression. Thomas L. Chadbourne of New York, replying for the committee, declared tha provision was believed necessary to-obtain effective action instead ol debate. On motion of Frederick P. Fish ol the employer's group, the conference adjourned to allow each group to conI sider the rules separately, the employers voting solidly on the motion and the public and organized laboi groups dividing. Several delegate! expressed opposition to an adjournment at a time when they declared the conference should be getting down to business. Sessions to Be Public. Other provisions of the rules report' ed by the committee were that the meetings be open to the public and the press and that there be two dallj sessions, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. . and from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 11 wait expressly stated that there shoulc be no meetings on Sunday, indicating f that the conference was expected tt continue two weeks or more. " ' Tlje rules were presented by W. D >lahon of the labor delegation, chairman of the rules committee. ine nm oruer ui uuaiucas wnri the conference assembled this morning; was to effect a permanent organisation. The report of the committee on organization and nominations, appointed yesterday, was presented bj Frank Morrison, its chairman. It provided for a permanent chalrmar and two permanent secretaries, anc recommended that the permanent , chairman be Franklin K. lane. Secretary of the Interior, and that th< permanent secretaries be Lathroi * Brown, former representative frorr New York and later a special assistant to Mr. Lane, and Joseph J. Cot > ter. Mr. Lane's present executive as, ristant. President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor, speaking on a motion to adopt the committee': report, said Secretary Wilson alsc had been suggested for permanent chairman, and that organized labor': assent to Mr. Lane's election was in no way a reflection on Mr. Wilson Mr. Gompers said he deemed th< statement of labor's attitude necessary to dispel intimations that Mr Wilson was displaced because of hi: sympathy with the workers. Th? labor leader was applauded as h: seconded Mr. Lane's nomination. Tribute to Secretary Lane. ^ Replying. Mr. Wilson said his whoit I life had been devoted to the caus: I stf the wneb i w?..... V>.? *V>e? V. I vt iUV "W* nliigiUAIJ! wul IIlai Ul I never had thought any permanent I good could come from Injustice. H< I declared the conference was para I mount to any personal issue anc B paid a high tribute to Secretary Lane: A committee, headed by Ida M. Tar B bell, was appointed to advise Mr. l^an H of this selection and escort him to th. bail. He was given a rousing recep tion when he entered, and at the con H elusion of his short address there wa a prolonged demonstration, the dele gates Anally rising to their feet am cheering. t On motion of Gavin McXab of Sai Francisco. the conference vote. unanimously to Invite Secretary o ja?or Wilson, the temporary pregid I (Continued on Second Page ) L CONFERENCE I FIRST SNAG DURE PLANS E i - > SECRETARY LANE SURE CONFERENCE : WILL BE SUCCESS i S Impossible for It to Fail, He I j Says in Address Accepting * Permanent Chairmanship. n In accepting: the permanent chair- t| manship of the President's industrial 0 conference today, Franklin K. Lane, n Secretary of the Interior, said: a "I accept this honor that you have ? done me because I feel that it is a call o: of duty, and that possibly I can help 'c you in some way in dealing with the e| great problems that you will have to handle; but I must-ask, and very o sincerely, for your help. "My parliamentary law. If it is d brought into the light, will prove o to be very rusty, because it is a great P many years since I went to high * school. If I am at all too patient, or * too impatient, I trust that you will ? remember that you have reached out nito the highways, so to speak, and brought me in here, and, therefore, I v ajn your guest. dl rr Regrets President's Absence. 0i "I cannot say anything that would ** add to or supplement the nob\e word that was delivered to you yesterday by Secretary Wilson. A fairer, more dignified and more eloquent expres- s< slon of the attitude of mankind to- ^ ward mankind has not been made c within my hearing. n, "I wish that it were possible that ir the President might have given you ?< | the stimulating influence not only of {( hla presence, but of that true word I which he always speaks. That is denied us now, but possibly it may jf, not be denied. The word comes to * us. fresh and cheering, from the White House that before your deliberations ? are through, it may be possible that ? I you may yet hear directly from him. " Whether that is so or not, you are p to go n wltl* your work in the spirit a that I believe is in you. '"This world is a torn-up world. It has suffered a great deal in the last P ttve years. We. do pot want if to u suffer any more. The voices 1.4*- * struction have been let 1MM. liw" * some scourge, and they have had ? their way too long. " "This conference is one of construe- *] tlon. It la the. first forward step e! taken in the United States toward tl the establishment of a council of na- o tionai progress, instead of a council a of national- defense. p T want to see your work go on. I know, I believe, the enemies that have to be met. Like you, I have been reading for the last few weeks the memoirs or the histories that have ? been written by Ludendorft and Von j, Tlrpitx, and as I read those 2 come to A j the conclusion that the two things t. that brought about this war were ignorance and arrogance, and that the y war would not have taken place but ' for a lack of understanding and knowledge of what others thought, perhaps ? an inability to put themselves in the : place of others, and for a spirit of imperiali&tic arrogance which says: 'We I ; are right. We are to be masters of ? j the world. Follow our way and take j whatever fate comes.' i "That was the force of destruction; . I that snirit was the enemv nf manVlnH n which brought about such great dlaaster; and now we are to find a way * by which the forceB then let loose, the r forces then exemplified, ignorance and * : arrogance, shall not have their way f , in this country in any matter, polit- J ical, industrial or social. 1 c Not Fearful of Revolution. * "Men talk about revolution and the < - possibility of revolution in the United c i States. They forget that we have had ' our revolution. There can be no tifiroi lution in a democracy such as ours. because we had a revolution which I placed sovereign power in the hands i of the people, and once and for all we passed that gate. "Men say that this problem of labor and capital Is unsolvable. You cannot say that to me. In my depart ment is the bureau of patents, and i each year, as I read the reports, I see I that in America we produce more Inventions each year than the two r largest countries of the world, and as , I read those figures I say to myself: t A people that have that practical I imagination, that amount of genius, , cannot be met with a problem that, , J in time, they cannot sol* e. a men lain in mru country or class, % and a class war. Why. gentlemen. e ! there can be no claas in thlrf land. Who is to be the next President of _ . the United States? Whoever he is, y you will And that he Is some boy that | years ago worked for wages; and , there can be no class where such a \ thing is possible. j Here for Practical Work. J [ "What is the practical work before s 1 this convention? Do you gentlemen s 1 know any way by which capital and e labor can be brought to work to- I - gether harmoniously and with satis- r ' faction to both? Has there been any t 1 invention in the United States that I has given an answer to that ques- c tion? If there has we want to know \ it. <3 "Has there been in any plant In the j i United States, in any industry, a I t ' way found by which men and the sav- ? 1 ings of men can be brought to work ' together so as to bring satisfaction > to each and to give a larger service J to the world? Do we, with all ous ex- ? perience and all our reading?do you. , 1 gentlemen, representing thousands df . millions of dollars invested in Indus- t tries, gentlemen representing millions t of men in industry?do you know of . > cases where harmony exists, where ? s peace prevails, where conditions are , satisfactory? If you do, then you are t to be called upon to present these . conditions to this convention and the ! machinery by which they have been , s brought about, that the United States . s may know what has been done; be- t 9 cause, above it all, there is the land. , t There is one overlord in the United ^ > States and that is the people of the j United States. Those people are enI titled to know what has been done, c and they are entitled to exact from us, c if it is possible to get It from us, a , - way by which things that are wrong J e can be righted. > e 1 Cannot Standardize Men. 1 s "But I have no idea that we will J - find one way; because the troubles 1 i that exist today do not arise out of mere physical conditions. They arise n largely out of the inner yearning or the i man himself. Han wants to be recogf nixed as a thinking man, a participant j - in life. Tou cannot standardise man. ? ^Continued on Second 'PageJ t , . C/, ^ life *-? ? ' *!.* -sa' *-- - ? m YARD MEN WOULDBUT UNO "mnlnvpR flsk Hnnnress to ?wi? w ? j - ? ? ? Authorize Sale for Homes in Southeast Section. !00 READY TO BUILD Employes of the Washington navy ard asked Congress today through he House committee on public buildngs and grounds to authorize the iale to them of the land In the outheast section, part of which was lurchased outright as a housing imposition and part of which is uner option. The navy yard employes re ready to erect at once 200 high- | lass private residences. Subcommittee to Visit Property. In executive session the House comlittee decided to appoint a subcommit:e of five to make a personal inspection f the project. Chairman Langley amed on the subcommittee Representtives Kraider of Pennsylvania, chairlan: Brooks of Illinois and Thompson f Ohio, republicans, with Clark of Flor!a and Griffin of New York, democrats, his subcommittee will visit the proprty tomorrow. If Congress approves of this methd of disposing of the housing projct near the Washington navy yard l will be used as an example for ispqsing of housing "projects in ther industrial centers to the em loyes of Industry, according to X. l. Alifas, president of District No. 4, International Association of Mahinists. who is in charge of the dlsrict which includes navy yards and rsenals. Members of the House committee ere impressed with this method of isposing of the housing corporation iuddle, and at the same time disposing ' the housing problem in the industrial inters. Houses to Cost $6,500 to $7,000. The Washington navy yard employes *k to acquire about seven blocks rtween 17th and 19th streets and East apitol street and Massachusetts aveue southeast. Those who are negotiatig the deal say that already more than 10 are ready to build first-class homes this land can be acquired at a reajnable cost. A committee has been t work for more than six months, he houses would be of about six tandard types, and would cost $6,500 r $7,000. They would be detached omes ana not in rows, ine pian is to ave these homes constructed on a large reject way so as to reduce the cost nd it is estimated that 11,000 to 12,000 juld be thus saved on each home. Spokesmen for the navy yard emloyes at (he hearing today said they 'ere willing to pay 1105,000. They Sited that the government write off I t War loss certain cevfly improvelents, which, will be a loss, anyway the project la not carried forward, ad which the navy yard employes j [aim should not be charged* against ifm. They also want squeezed out i f the project all coats, due to the i Deged extravagance of the hnnalng'toi - j oration. - Says Workers Would Bemain. A strong argument presented by ierbert E. Leeman. Dresident of Co imbia Lodge. No. 174, International ssociation of Machinists, was that tie government will really benefit by etaining permanently at the navy ard the services of high-class mabinists who came during the war mergency, and who have been suffertg hardships due to housing congesion. If these men can establish atractive homes In this vicinity handy 3 the navy yard, they will remain ere; otherwise they are ready to acept better-paying positions in indusustrial concerns outside the governlent service. The proposal was laid before the louse committee in the form of a esolution offered by N. P. Alifas, rhich would put the committee on ecord that it would not criticise the lousing corporation if it sold to hese men, at their price, with the ost of improvements made by the rovernment on this project cut off. L chart showing the property under lonsideration was laid before the vwiunicc. Subcommittee Given Beta. George B. Logan, counsel for the lenate subcommittee on public buildngs and grounds, which has been investigating the housing project, laid >efore the committee information ihowing the money expended by the rovernment through the housing vorporation on parts of the land vhich the navy yard employes seek o acquire. He said that there are hree projects?27A, 27B and 27C. The ost of the land in these was: For !7A. $30,789; 27B, $31,765, and 27C, >9.076. The total cost to the government of .cquiring this property was $71,620. dr. Logan said this included allownce made to "patriotic negotiators, rho work at the rate of $50 a day and xpenses," but he explained that the legotiator was cheaper than the comnission to a real estate agent would lavn ucciL x iic Kuvcnimcui nas paid .at on project 27C, which is the tem(orary dormitories and cafeteria, 302,000; on 27B, *144,650; on 27A, 1336,000, making a total of approxtnately *800,000. Of this about *100,00 was for grading, and Mr. Logan aid that in his opinion this repfeented a permanent value on the proprty of about *75,000. He agreed with tepresentative Frank Clark and other nember3 of the committee that if lousing projects were to be retained >y the government until industrial onditlons were more settled, and there vas a more stable demand for such Iwellings by employes in readjusted ndustry. they should be taken out of he hands of the housing corporation as con as possible. Jrges End of Housing Corporation. Representative Andrews of Ne-kvaalra o mAmKan m,9 4Ua /iAm<?U4aA trho for eighteen years was auditor or the Treasury Department, said hat the quickest way to get the en- I ire matter settled was to have the iouse adopt the Clark resolution to ibolish immediately the housing corloration and to have the Treasury department take over the work of getting what salvage it could from be housing project. He pointed out hat this would lay the matter before he Senate, where a special committee s now making an investigation of he housing project, and that this vas the most efficient way of cleanng up the matter. Other spokesmen for the navy yard mployes were William W. Keeler, halrman of the Washington -navy 'ard committee; J. T. Donnelly, mjthinist at the navy yard, and Jflr. ,eeman. ? j After the hearing; the committee eent into executive session to conider what action it would recommend o the House. ' Peruvian Author Dead. LIMA, Peru. Monday, October C.? Jon Ricardo Palma, a widely known .uthor and a chronicler of Peruvian raditions, died this moraine* ' i' * >. ' -H.'-.-f: LOOK HKE * Efcf^ CAUl SOWS \\\v WHER A J SURE REDS WILL ~ GAIN TITLE TODA^ . Cincinnati Fans Rush to Se< Game?Ruether and Kerr Probable Pitchers. DAY IS IDEAL FOR GAMf Line-Up for Today's Game. CINCINNATI. October 7.?Thr line-op (or the sixth fine of the worM series tatsf will pr as tallows i i citMto. > J. !!! % ti Rttk. Sk E. Cellifll. '9b DaiWrL lb. Wenver, if*.'., j nil." ;- ' ' Rakah, of. Felseh, ef. Duen, If. Gaadll, lb. Kopf. as. RUbcrs, sa. Neale, rf. Sehalk, e. Wins*, e. Kerr, p. Lu?, P. Heather, p. Uatplreai Evans behind the platei Qnlgley at drat baae; Nallla at second haaet Rlgler at third. -?? Play atarta at 2 o'clock Clnetaaatl tlae IS o'clock Washington time). Br the Associated Press. CINCINNATI, Ohio, October 7.?Clr clnnati today greeted her returnin victorious bas^ ball team, -whileevery thing was in readiness for a resumr tion of the world series of 1919 b? tween the White Box and Reds at Red land Field this afternoon. The victories of Manager Moran' men at Chicago have only added t the enthusiasm that was displaye here during last week. The fans here believe that an ad aitionai game on weanesoay will nc be necessary and they watt to be "t at the finish." Manager Gleason will, in all proba | bility, use Kerr, the pitcher tha ' scored the only victory over the Redi | Manager Moran may give Luque, th ! Cuban, a chance, but probably wi call on Ruether, who won the openin I game of the series. The betting on today's game range from 7 to 5 to 8 to 5, with the Red favorites, while one could' almos name his own odds that they woul win the series. Perfect base tall weather, with th sun shining brilliantly and a cloud less sky, greeted the fans that jour neyed to the park. At noon the pa vilions were almost filled to capacitj but the bleacherites seemed Blow i arriving. Sox Booters Are Scarce. There were only a few White So fans at today's game. However, thei enthusiasm was at high pitch. The declared that the series would not b over today and that the White So: would still give the Redlegs a rui IOr rneir iiiuucj. The Woodiand Hards, an organfsa tlon of Chicago fans, came to Cin cinnati 281 strong for the first tw games. Only eighty-one of the Bard accompanied the Sox on the secon. trip. A party of twenty-five Texas o! men arrived this morning for th game. They purchased an expensiv watch to present to Dick Kerr, Whit Sox pitcher. PRIMATE AGAIN HONORED. Cardinal Merrier Receives Honor ary Degree From Columbia. NEW YORK, October 7.?Cardina Mercier. primate of Belgium, arrive, here from Boston this morhing to ad. another to the long list of honorar; degrees which have been conferre. on him by Amerioan universities. The' principal item on the famou; ?.l.tp'M schedule for the day was 1 visit at 2:S0 o'clock to Columbia Uni varsity to receive the degree of docto of laws. Other events included lunch eon in his honor tendered by th< merchants' association and a dinne by the Inter-racial Union. INTERALLIED POOL-FAVORED PARIS. Monday. October 6 (Havas) The chamber of deputies committer on the peace treaty has approved ii principle the proposal to call upoi the allies to form an interallied poo toward indemnifying the allied com batants for their war expenditures Deputy Albert Orodet was charge* with drafting the report to thi chamber upon his proposal, which wll aak for its adoption with some modi llcations in the wording of the orlgi gai resolution. * - !??p I || j PRESIDENTIAL SALUTE FOR EAMMON DE VALERA r IS FIRED IN CLEVELAND | By the Associated Press. CLEVELAND, Ohio. October 7. ?A copy of resolutions adopted . by city council expressing sympa* thy with the cause he represents was presented to Eammon De * Valera, the Irish leader, today. Upon his arrival a presidential salute of twenty-one guns was flred. The lie Valera party reached Cleveland this morning by automobile from Akron. Upon ar m riving at University Circle, the party was met by a reception committee and a parade ot 500 automobiles started down town. A salute of twenty-one bombs announced the arrival of the Irish leader at University Circle. DENVER, Col., October 7.?The hoo itnan4mAiiaIv ? V-IIJ WU1IVU "??0 passed a resolution inviting Eammon De Valera, "president of the Irish republic," to speak in lowing a rest of several days in ' the Colorado mountains. ~ seh of a neighboring and friendly republic" and "spokesman of the vast majority of the Irish republic." ITALY RAMS TREATY;' VIRTUALLY IN EFFECT 4 ROME, October 7.?A royal decree has been issued ratifying the peace treaties. * PARIS, October 7 (Havas).?King Victor Emmanuel of Italy signed a royal decree ratifying the German and Austrian treaties yesterday, according to a Milan dispatch to the ,8 Eclaire. o d Ratification of the German treaty by the royal decree of the King of Italy virtually completes the steps ? necessary for putting into effect the pact between Gerntttny and the allied l" powers, which was signed at VerLt sailles on June 2S, and which stipu" lated it would become operative when ratified by three of the great powers. 11 The British parliament has already * i raiuieu me ireaiy anu me aocument j now awaits only ratiflcation by the last d ! of Great Britain's dominions to act upon 8 j it, the Australian commonwealth, before t becoming binding upon Great Britain. d Approval was given the convention by the French chamber of deputies last e Lweek And the senate is expected to take - "Similar action on Friday or Saturday. ' The royal decree of the Italian monarch * must receive approval from the next ' parliament, which will meet at Rome n on December 1. but it is considered certain there will be little, trouble In securing concurrence. Italy, by the reported action of her r king, is the first of the powers to ratify the treaty with Austria. r While European advices yesterday Iny Uicattd the probability that Italian ratle flcation of the German treaty was immlx pent and might take place on that day, a the report printed by the- Eclair IS so far the only one stating that the royal - decree actually had been issued. Offl cial confirmation is still lacking and no 0 direct advices from Rome of a oonflrmas tcry nature are as yet forthcoming. 1 FRENCH SENATE BEGINS e TDCATY PniUCinCDATimi li gl i iibn i i uuildiuum I IUI1 I PARIS, October 7.?The senate meets this afternoon to begin consideration of the treaty of peace. Leon Bourgeois, chairman of the peace commission of the senate, delivered the report of the commission J on the treaty to the senators this i . morning. The report calls for Immediate and unanimous ratification j of the treaty. It states that the question at issue is not to compare ads vantages which other allied nations ? receive from the treaty of peace with - those attained by France, but that r the treaty must be regarded from - the point of view of its safeguards e to French Interests. r The report further argues that France must, ratify the treaty imme- i diately in order to assume a seat upon the committee of organization t of the league of nations which has i commenced its work in London. 1 e Will Have $2,000,000 Memorial. ' J, NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 7.?At j 1 a meeting of the state memorial com- . - mission yesterday afternoon it was 1 i. decided to begin work on Tonnes- 1 1 seed's **,000,008 soldiers' memorial ! 1 park and building next spring, and a } - subcommittee was appointed to in- < . rite architects throughout the coua- 1 try to submit nlanSL < * DRASTIC 'BLUE SKY1 .liWlMMIPIT - L.IIVV I lifli.1 VUIVIUI1I Suggested by Federal Trade Commission to House Judiciary Committee. IDENTIFIES PROMOTERS To save - the public $500,000,000 a year. In addition to the frauds reported by the Post Office Department, the Federal Trade "Commission today suggested to the House Judiciary committee a proposed amendment to the "blue sky" law. firm, association at corporation offering for sale to the public in interpage* of any and Sv^cuiartt prospectuses. letters} literature, and in ine ooay or any advertisements describing or mentioning the securities for sale, in type larger than the type otherwise used, the names.of the promoters and underwriters and the rate of commission or commissions or bonuses received by those promoting, consolidating, underwriting or selling said securities, and the net amounts to be received fyom said sale by the issuing entity, corporation or association." Legislation Explained. Houston Thompson, a federal trade commissioner, explained the need for and advantages to be gained from such legislation. The amendment includes a feature never before attempted?publication of the name of the promoters and underwriters and the amount of commission each receives. "If a man has a right to know under the pure food law what ingredients a package contains, and if -misrepresentation can be punished criminally, 1 why should the purchaser of securi- ' ties not have the same right of knowing what is behind the security?" Mr. Thompson asked. He admitted that the Federal Trade Commission expected that the proposed amendment would be fought bitterly by the financial interests, but said the commission believed that the best financial interests recognise the need for some such law and if they could sug Scdl u. mure cucunve wurumg uu mucn the better. Suggestion of President. The committee was invited by Mr. ( Thompson to read the suggestion made ' by the President in his message to Congress on the high cost of living, and said in part: "The time has arrived when the utmost publicity regarding the value of a stock or security to the prospective purchaser be given by the promoter or underwriter offering the security tor sale. - Unless this is done, each year approximately $500,000,000 will be squandered in 'wildcat' investments and the public will continue to purchase so-called legitimate stocks already waterlogged by bonuses and commissions. "No public officer wants saddled on him a law that- will require him to approve of a, security in advance of its sale. "The approval of a stock, even after thorough investigation, might cause ' the sale of a security that would afterward turn out worthless or very much depreciated. The investor would take the official's sanction as a governmental guarantee, and when the stock turned out badly criticism would fall upon the official and the administration. Burden on Seller. | "A successful law should nut **ia ? burden on the one offering- the se- J curity for sale. That burden should j require the underwriter to bring to i the attention of the purchaser, through all. the circulars, adver- J tisements and letters, a complete , knowledge of the. names' of the pro- : motors and underwriters, the rates f of commission .and bonuses received i for selling the security, and the net amount received by the corporation , originally issuing the security. This * Information, with other information, 1 should be filed with the Secretary ' of the Treasury, or some other official J of the government, and at the post 1 offices in the capital cities of the states where the stock Is sold. "It is necessary to require more than the simple filing of the information with the public official. Great \ Britain went this far some years ago. md the act was not a success. There must be the connecting link, the additional requirement of requiring. the publicity through the circulars and ?i idvertisementa. Then the purchaser t ?.{11 ha .-?* + nnnn Na '?? - trill securities be waterlogged with 1 promotion bonuses. Failures will necessarily be less and consequently 1 the cost of living should be reduced, r (or the sum total of failures in this t aouatry . due to "wild catting" or j iraterogging securities has a certain i rttect upon the cost of living." WAGE CONCESSION 9 TOW. R.&E.MEN Company Grants Three Cents j an Hour Advance in Lieu of Employes' Demand. I OFFER IS CONDITIONAL | Rejection of the demands of its employes for a wage increase of practl- j cally 50 per cent and an alternative proposal of an increase of 3 cents per hour, possibly retroactive to October i X. were the results of the conference j today-botween officials of the Wash-jingion Railway and Electric Com- i' pany and a coihmittee representing : the company's employes. As a further alternative to the pro- 1 posai of an increase of 3 cents per hour the committee received the suggestion that the entire matter of pay increase be left to the Public Utilities Commission for decision. T3 SI a.* I 1 ' ivcKoniiiii; ine question ul recus"1" tion of the street railway employes' union. President Ham. representing the company, made it plain that the company adheres strictly to the declaration of principles of the War Labor Board. These principals, in brief, are in favor of the open shop as against the closed shop in all branches of industry. Belief for Company a Condition. It was further made plain to the employes' committee that even the increase of 3 cents per hotir proposed j by President Ham was dependent on I the Public Utilities Commission grant- I lng the company adequate relief in the way of increase revenues. If such relief should be refused. President Ham made plain, no increase in wages could be granted. The company's propositions are to be placed before the employes at a meeting to be held within a week, at the latest. Upon the action of the employes in accepting or rejecting either or both of the propositions, it is ahticipated. will depend the possibility of a strke that may. at least temporarily, tie up the entire system 4h. nr d p. f ?-~.it ?? i VJl IUC WW m 1W IX. JLi. W., dO WCU OO IIIC Potomac Electric Light Company. Bepresentatives at Conference. Representing the employes at today's conference were R. T. Motley, chairman of the committee; J. W. Green. J. F. Magruder. Frank Duewerth. J. N. McWelch and James Largay, international vice president of the Amalgamated Association of 8treet Railway Employes. The cdmpany was represented by President W. F. Ham, Vice President S. R. Bowen and J. S. Barbour, counsel for the company. Charles P. Howard, labor conciliator of the Department of Labor, sat with the conferees, in the place of Rowland B. Mahaney, also Of- the Department of Labor, who last moment was detained, being made temporary secretary of the industrial conference. At the clpse of today's conference! Mr. aeOnf-a# spokesman for ! the eorflihfttee, said that no irreconcilable differences had arisen during the conference, though, he stated, "labor was never satisfied" at the outcome of any conference on questions of wages, working conditions, etc. Mr. Largay stated that the propositions or suggestions of the company's officials would go before the omnlrwAfl at a mass meeting to be held as soon as it could be arranged. No definite date was fixed for the meeting. Would Make Increase Retroactive. President Ham said that if the em- i: ployes decided to accept the offer of i' an increase of 3 cents an hoar, depend- ; ent on the measure of financial relief : given by the Public Utilities Commis- ' ston, he would immediately ask the , board of directors of the companyr to ] make the increase retroactive to October 1, even though such action would : leave the company without reiief dur- | ing the intervening period. However, 1\ President Ham-stated, he had no doubt the board would approve the suggestion, provided the Public Utilities^ Commission acted favorably on the company's application for financial relief within < two weeks. MINESREMOVED ' FROM NORTH SFA i Secretary Daniels Congratulates Officers and Crew \ Which Achieved Task. Removal of the great North sea . mine barrage, laid by the American I Navy during ?he war, has been completed. This was disclosed today when Secretary Daniels made public a cablegram of congratulations sent to Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, who t commanded the force which has been engaged in the hazardous task of . sweeping the 50,000 mines from the sea. Only one serious accident attended the work, one of the sweepers .being blown up with the loss of several lives. Mr. Daniels' message to Admiral Strauss follows: Detachment Is Congratulated. "It is with the greatest of pleasure hat the Secretary of the Navy congratilates the officers and men of the North lea mine detachment on having so credtably completed the stupendous task of slearing the North sea of the mines ilanted there by our Navy during the var. t "This most arduous and dangerous rork, one of the greatest and most lazardous tasks undertaken by the iavy, has been carried on with cheerulness and Integrity that will go down n the annals of naval industry as one if the Navy's greatest achievements. i "Every loyal citisen of the United States ind every officer and man of the Navy 1 oust look with pride upon these men ' rho have once again fulfilled the glolous traditions of the service which , hey represent" SECOND DIVISION REUNION. Will Meet at Chicago on Anniversary of Meuse Fighting. NEW YORK, October 7.?The first reinion of the famous 2d Division will be Q ield in Chicago at 11 a.m. November 11, t was announced today. This hour has been decided upon by 1 taj. Gen. John A. Lejeune, who com- 1 sanded the division, because ft was at 1 hat time a year agp that .the division v topped fighting alter crossing the t feuse river below Beaumont and deliv- t lisuK Qudp IBII attorlii t PRESIDENT SLEEPS AND EATS WELL DOCTORS REPORT Improvement Continues, But He Is Not Yet Out of ? Danger. NO INTENTION TO SEND PATIENT FROM CITY Messages of Sympathy From Abroad Continue to Reach White House. President Wilson continues to 1m- ^ prove and he is eating and sleeping well, said a bulletin issued at 11:25 a.m. today by Rear Admiral Grayson, the President's physician; Read Admiral Stitt, head of the Naval Medical School here, and Dr. Sterling Rufiln of this city. The bulletin follows: "White House. October 7, 191S, 11:25 a.m. "The President's Improvement has continued. His appetite is decidedly better and he is sleeping well. (Signed) "GRAYSON. "RUFKIN, "STITT." Appetite a Good Sis-n ??a?" The bulletin was Issued after ths usual morning consultation between the physicians. Supplementing the bulletin. Dr. Grayson said the President's good appetite was a favorable sign. ? , Dr. Grayson said the President was restless and desired to attend to public matters. However, the doctors insist that their orders for complete rest be strictly carried out. and the President will be kept in bed for the present. Not Tet Out of Danger. In the view of Dr. Grayson the ^ President, despite the improvement shown during the last few days, is not yet out of danger and the physicians fear that any undue excitement now might offset the gains he has made. There is no intention now to send the President from Washington. Messages of Sympathy. Messages of sympathy continued to reach the White House today. Ona from President Ador of the Swiss confederation. *sM: "The Swiss federal council, truly grieved to hear-of-yaur illness, begs you to accept its wishes of speedy and full recovery." A cablegram from President D'Artiguenave. of Haiti, said: "With most sincere wishes for speedy recovery, I send to his excellency. the President of the United States, sentiments of genuine sympathy in which the government and people of Haiti heartfuliy Join." Physicians Are Encouraged. Although greatly encouraged by the Improvement in the President's condition the last three days, his phyBicians will set no time for him to rpsiimo *h?? HniJo" /?' ? "" ?..~ wi 11 m umce. A'ney hope to see him attending; to a few matters of state late in the present week if his improvement should continue. but it will be much longer before they give their consent to his doing a full day's work. "A fairly comfortable day with a Blight improvement," was the text of the bulletin issued at 10 o'clock last night, but the patient is still advised to remain in bed and not to exhaust himself by receiving visitors or dictating letters or messages. Pope Benedict Expresses Anxiety. A message expressing the interest Df Pope Benedict in the Presidents illness and saying he prayed for a speedy recovery reached the White House yesterday through the State Department. The message, signed by Cardinal Gaspirrl. the papal secretary of state, was as follows: "The holy father is most anxious ibout the,condition of health ef Preal sent wilsen. His holiness wishes and prays speedy recovery and would hs erateful to be kept informed shout the course of illness of the illustrious patient." Chile's Message of Sympathy Acting upon cabled instructions from the Chilean foreign office. Counselor Jose I.. Riesco of the Chilean embassy called at the State Department to express the sympathy of his government at the tillness of Presilent Wilson. The foreign oSce has instructed the embassy to keep it informed daily as to the President's sondition. PRESIDENT'S ILLNESS GIVES BRITISH CONCERN , LONDON, October 6.?Concern over the illness of President Wilson is expressed by many London newspapers today. The Chronicle says: "No sick bed of our time, or perlaps any other time, has commanded iuch universal concern and sympathy, sot only America, but mankind, has l lot and part in the President's welfare." "Political and diplomatic circles are leriously preoccupied over the Presilent's illness," says the Mall. "fteaUy 10 man in the world concerns the world more than Mr. Wilson. 3reat Britain we await news front lim not less anxiously than do the American people themselves." >inc enn mitrh u/ \ik Ill/W I VII IVIIMVf HAVE BEEN REJECTED All bids for the town of Nitro. W. Pa.. site of a war-time munitions ilant, have been rejected by the War Department. Three bids were submitted, the -.ighest, 15.800,000. by Harris Broth-v >rs & Co. of New York. The others vere $4,312,500, by the New Jersey dachinery Exchange. Newark, and Cheodore Friedsberg and John Eickdey, Jr.. 4k Co.. Pittsburgh, joint bldlers, and $2,508,750, by the du Pont ^hanical Company. The city cost ne government <u,uvu,vvv. fennans Eeport on French Mines. PARIS, October 7 fHavas).?A coirf- . nission of German ezperta that has rlslted the. mines of northern France vhicb were devastated during the rar. believes that it will take from wo to eight years to restore them o their former condition, according

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