The Indianapolis News from Indianapolis, Indiana on September 4, 1919 · Page 1
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. i I T i) i t i o I 4 r,r f Daily - .v rar t'r ' ri.o'.'lT. ft .' , :.ii k'.. - ) , A ! ! 1 1:!4 4 4 VOL. LKV lt - ;lirJa; - ('.., lei TIIUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMEER 4. 191U. TNfT'TV sTY pnrc ) mail by ?.om".s cx to s - a J' - th i 'V'TTT'T r - "" IIIIU11 - 51A lALrl.O J local CAr.rurn 1:0 a v. .; c X Hi i.i, Li.., i. SUGAR F1ITTIEI1 I!! HAilD Blf I'll!! ODicKicno.!;: SPEAKS IN INDIANAPOLIS TONIGHT ANY LITTLE THING TREATY PL " - ? - - j iiii. 1 Fail to Get Supply at) Public Republican 'Leaders Prcp: - Ratification pcsclution With Reservaticns. A 1 i I i f . ! 1 ! ' i Mil i i ."01 Li iiUl u iili ! Tour Across Country De - scribed - Jit '.CcIumLu - , O., as "Report j to Fcllsv.Co'jntrymsn." 1 5 . ' ! 1 ' i ;. . r ;V HE TCLL3 AUC1T0P.3. . i Sale, They March to Mayor's Office and to Governor. JEWETT TAKES ACTIO?. LODGE MAKES PnO.V.ISE ATTACKS NOT ILLU?.'!"ATI,G DO NOT GiVE MUCH IDEA OF PACT, HC DECLARES, 'ASTONISHED AT ASSERTION' INFIDELITY TO DEAD NOT TO EJ - ; I TADLISH LEAGUE, Step Undertaken, President Declares, . . Jn '.fulfillment cf Premiss That Un ted States Was Fijhtinj War to "Cnd Euine cf That Cort Treaty Intended to Punith Cer - man, but Not Overwhelming! t Cruti Any Great Pecple - Dij Au - dience Chcen Utterance. COrUiMIJUH, C, September 4, PreatM nt; Wilson, opening coun - try - v - ic!c rpcaldrs tour for the peace treaty, declared in an arMrcxa 'liftrc tday, that hij purpose vai to ".' oat tiri 1 report i my ftllow - C'uritrj men." , "T?, "iiir 1 te I owe - any report." m'4 t'u - lTchlent, 'jr 511 iivl the .t) r rt!(zn ff ih Unit,".! Ht.T'." Tl.. I'rf 'MTl it't U a - l "iu - irtr.'H!y hrTH - iory" 11. at Je fttoul'l innlie h)')t a. iri'tl l - (rtij!i ,h ti4 ra(J niurty.tifi'ci In s ntvut tK tr aty nd a R(if from t)i - nj ii.ij'h tf tlint U I r - t y contain'!. Th ) 'l aidf nt rj',!'',d to hi lifarra t rttrt tfKir ln.1arif ft.r c - rritrK'e "ifon't' l"t ftirn pu!l It ilown," h alJ. - f"n't U - t fhm nil rrprfnt It." t'VSif! till tr - uty N ' - t - 4." h rll, "11'! men In khaki will nev. - r l;vj to' t ro - ff ;9 nifailn, and ! ray Vhfn it! I rf - j'ted' teoaiia It iil hi tic - i.f'rd. - : ' S ? Crowd JifrU" Hall. - K. aHjie lo a rrow'l thnt - mtni - MiiiorHJ hull, wlrivt pratinj capacity i f - iu.iat. nt tim i'resUlf nl'a ; df. i irail n. fr"i';cr.t! - . wr . .Inter - : ru 1 Kd liv - li(rw. . - ...The lncetlm: wn pi'csi.W over.hy - 1 l "r. r, O. T(inmi)iori, j.rfrtU lit ot Oido ' HtKte l:t'Jver!ty, nd ti" rrrMnt vA Irtrudu' td by former Covf rrior Jamptt 1', Camp!.?!!, it. "tl Vrf cHUon of - .th rowrvl v;.ria,". . ' , Mr. Wil - n.n i.faa by MylnK l!i,at h ' tmd " 'ufl at . lh conflnmMt tf - S hlnton" Htid Sld to out to ral; tii rri"t to lue p - oil. 1 In Hip Rrjtt I'Ure. h uld. th treaty . , 'ninl(rtp':t t .uiil.!i Uwmany but there vmi n - i tliontflit ovtrivliflmlnfiy to , tiuf - ii ry sreat ptot'Io. j . "nettralnt" Uaed In Oraft, 1 Tlic iu it t the if i - onfcrence In - '"rVy;liia m lhcr land iievatat - l tTy tt 1 rneiny lliat soiiRht to ter lorixo," 1io ".vet they practiced re - iri4ltit And t!Jd not p - ek to tver - tlic tjeiditt pt - oplej.ln the fcaro rtttle1 1lH lit." f There i now, in Crrmuny, "an vvaU - . - rnel fnf lrti ot thi Iniquity of the; rune t!ennan governmrut nUenn't - r.V ho ..ll - il. "An - l he tualy I not meant to hu - ii'iUit i,crtiu ny, hut to rectify the Mr.Mi jj.j!i6 hy OormAny and Insur iriMrntloii. mtd jasUtu to the pfofle . HhiW r(hts Otmany had trodden 3jni." - i ' . Tlu'ie? ; ifovLion for makinn the ii.rntl6n tio jester thin Germany could l' tv, lie ot'pirvcd. " Mr, Vll"n nid hft had . heii ?unl: tdl" t - jtatemcnl made about Hie trebly and ' convince! many of '''.them were, mad ty iw'n wh hsr not rsfd it r ctri fnlled to comnreht'nd its iu - inin ' - ' jrhe ttjaity. he declared, is a warning to ivy jovlrnmemt' haf may contem - r yintt a repetition of tJorntany a attempt - 'The. tn - aty was Intended not merely to end thtst war, hut to prevent ay i.mii3r ar." - . - He tlochired tint if tho best that rati fi done" Is not 'or.e to end war pe - r - '. manendi y, th? nation'a word to the fam - '.lh3 of ti American soidif.ra would lie t.'roken a tho soldier were called to I '.t to - nd vr for all time. Lejue cf Nations Pledjed The busue ot naiior.a, the IVsidont aald, w.ii ornn'd In fulfillment of the - - X'rojv.isd 1 that the United State was f.shtir,t ; this war to end business cf that soft," forever. Not to e - blish tbe letn)e," he nid, would to bt "unfaithful' to those who had died. If w do not do this thlnR." he de - lUrfii, e have reflected the central imennnl wo pronged cur peop'o. The lo.sfiud t f rattir is the only thir.j? that i .in etlt tho return nee cf this cAts - 'triif!."': ""tieyide. - f thN. tho Preaideni continuod,' the treaty "tears away" the chains of 1 i.prt - sfhvt and Kives small nationalities the r!;hi to live thir own lives, 'That.' he .id. "was the American l....;Uon nil I was slal to for lu" I Italy's Attitude. .' lt:tly. the J're.dent cosHln - eHl, had i rnii - nt e ( to t!se cv f rrer.oe1 contrary proj - oj - 'al " in rer - e$t for Kiume. Thou'a C'.vre were only scutterc J Ital - l .n s - tiU 1 !nts there, he tSeclarrd. Italy wi.ii.i l' !, for ttratcsio mul Rdlitary j ur;v - J: If ttier wn j a league of nations, he 3i!" - ertfd, Italy would net ritd t';nt f - ..'r ' : L "I'd rh - r h.v everybody t - n niy f i'le." h U 'n'.i:,i.. d, , - ihan be arrntji to ; f vo; h ' ' . . ' i " C? "0?i Revolutionary School." . - i.'.iri;::; t ct;;. Ntn ihAt the treaty : - :..u - X. Ati. - :ri - ;.a t:; - .i:t1of'.s. Mr. W.i - .. .ki:..J e H pcou - 1 tl .tt he. t'K. bc - 1 rwv nary sc3:c - !, 'J f;e P'J! j.lrvOti ';:!. M i.:d f' - rii. i't to r.:sht t!;e tl:e Vit'.Aixix, 1 1 'H.l fl'tl i v - i . - . I'ILSIDENT WOODIiOW "and in my humble opinion It ta meaa - urahle nuctowt," lie tit - d . the word "measurable. he cdo'eJ. becauj racial . Hne were not nlwaya distinct and could not be drawn with fth - rdu! precision on a map. Thii wai why, , aid, iom of the tAundary line were lftto b decided later by the j op! themaclves. The treaty,, he waa "ahot through with lh Arnri - .in principle of. the choice of the jerned. : ; Majna Charta of Labor. - ' The , treaty - al contains, the Tre! - deut continued, "a msicn charta. of la - bor." which would i up n Interna - tlfftiol lahor orstanixatlon. This orcan - Izailon, he eai.l, would hold Its' first nieetfn in Wahhlnjrton in : Octoter whether the treaty la ratified by then or not." The labor auction, .Mr. Wilson aald. provided what ehoulj be been provided lotiii vq. H fulfilled the tardy realization of statesmen. he a id, that (here could te no Rood government or P - ac ufi!eg the people themselves were aathsHed. '; Noble Impulses United. liy r irilat ion of, labor. conditions the world over and ' by . similar provisions like thoee to regulate the opium trade and emend the lied Croea. Mr. tVII - aon Kaid the treaty "draws , the noble Impulses of the work! together and makes a team of them." "That's what's In this treaty." he continued. "Did any one ever fell you that before?' Tht President appealed to hla hearers. saying - that if they would not read the treaty themselves they hould at least accept the account of Us contents as given by ; those who made it. '. s Concert of Feeling. ' Mr. Wilson aald lie had heard a jreat deal about the selftuhnees of other : - na tlonK. but that there really was a concert of feellntf at Verraillea. "We were there under instructions." said the ITenident. "and we didn't tlare come borne without fulfilling those in - ftrucUon. If I couldn't have brought back a Kind of treaty that I did bring back, t never would have come back." The I'resident ald It was not his pur. poso on the trlp to "debate" the treaty, but to expound It. - - " The President arrived In Columbus shortly nfter U o'clock. ',' - Stepping off the - special train, which Continued on - Page Thirty - one ; MEXICO EXPRESSES M REGRET. IN PLANE CASE DICKMAN REPORT SAYS MACHINE DIDN'T GO OVER LINE. FIRED AT! ACROSS BORDER W A S 1 1 INtS TON", Se ptember 4 J tegret over the" firing at in American arny airplane on the border, Tuesday - has been expressed by the Mexican government. U was announced today at the State department. Assurances were given that an Immediate Investigation would be made with a. view to a satisfactory . adjustment - Tlie expression of recret was mad by tlie acting minister of foreign affairs after the American embassy at Xlexico t'lty had formally called attention to the report of the incident ty the American consul at Nusro Ijtredo. ' Plane Not Over Mexico. The American - army airplane waa at no time over Mexican territory, the war department was informed today by M:Jor - 3erieral Diokman. commanding the southern department. ' Mexican officials declare triat the machine had crossed tt:e In tenia ttonal boundary line oefore tne AIxicns einel tire, wound ing Car - taia IX W. Mc.N'abP. The me.. - yipe was received by the department regard ins1 the incident and did not stttsnpt to Identify the Mexicans, or'ioi.ils on the Mexican side of the border have admitted, however, that the shots were Jired by Mexican federal troop - ', who, if was claimed, were act - ins; .wuhyut orders. . Text cf Ofislal Report. ' 'lieutenant Johnson and Captain Mc - XabU, observer, fired on by Mexicans nun - l'fririr twenty, at Leyendecker's ranch. Mexican - side of river, twelve n.iU - s up ir;it!i from 1 .a re - do," paid the n!fs.Mt, "I'lane was ftying at feet nitituue whrn jnlot noticed that the town n Mix. rait .. orposite Lyen - i.'ck - T'h r.i'iiii con t 'lined an unusual !; - ! of j.m; v. Plane descended to aitit' - id of ! feet above river to observe '? to vmi xvj - .tn pljne was fired on. r:: - i. ..! w:i - punetarel and .p:!ot mady fi.T' - l hmii' - .p on Anerican aide. t'; - t. - .i:i McNa'.n bshtly wounded !iv ris.ii I Airr - iaoe - was at no time ov.r Ms. - trr.;cry. . - A'Kwirt. WILSON. THOUSANDS EXPECT TO HEAR PRESIDENT Plans Made to Accommodate 12,000 at the Fair Ground ; ! Coliseum.. RECEPTION - ' AT HIS CArt Party Will Leave Uniotj Station Through Meridian Street About ' 7 o'clock No Admission Fee. Woodrow AVilson. - Presidtint of the United States, will bei. theUruest of Indiana this .evening: in the Coliseum at jthe fair ground, wherfc he will make an address : advocating ; the ratiification of the peace treaty to - Retber with the covenant - oc a league of nations. He comes uhder the auspices of the Indiana tjranch - of the ;League to Enforce Peace and his address here will ' be the 1 econd of his tour, the if irst having b Jen made today at Columbus. O. V . . ,; lie; firobably will begin speaiing about S o'clock. The Coliseum doors will be open at 7 and the fair ground gates will be ufen without charge at 6. The committee wishes If understood that there is no charge for heating the President. - - - . . - - - f Accommodation for 12,000. ' - The Coliseum will accommodate about n.OCO people, sitting and staning.i One thousand chairs will be, placed in the arena facing the speaker's platform, which will be at the center of the north side., The remaining part of the arena will afford standing room. - Because of the big attendance at the fair ;it is expected that thousands of persons will be unable to find room 4n the Coliseum, but they can! see the President anywhere along the line of procession from the union station to tne fair ground. The routs is norh in Meridian - street to Thirty - eighth and east in Thirty - eighth to the air grouna. Starte to Be Made About 7; Foe the information of those who wish I to stand on the sidewalks of Me rid ia 11 or Thirty - elshth street, the com mittee aavs the President and liia par - iv and the reception - committee will iovn ih union station about 7! o'clock. In the automobile with the President will - W Mrs. Wil?on. oovenwr James P. .Cjoodrich. ' Franklin McCray, chairman ! of tSe Indiana branch of the LeaKtie to Knrorce Peace, and a secret Kppvlrn . man. . - - I : - - Twentv automobiles will t at - the union station to take the President and his nartv. inludtng a number of news paper correspondents traveling on the speotnt train, and the local (reception committee, to the fair groundl - 1 Reception at Car. - Members of. the reception . eommittee hi twill meet the President at his car on Track S are Governor Xjoodrlch J Thomas Tajrgart. Mayor Jewett, Sam uel M. Ralston, Charles A. Uteathouse, Kvana Woollen and Frankltnl McCray. because of the crowded condition due to uncompleted work or track elevation, was I thought best that the ! reception committee should not go to the President's car, but all the members of the committee are to occupy automobiles which be. waitlns for them In Jackson iaee at the union station. Por, the vice - presidents of the meeting seat have been reserved to tlte rear of the speaker s platform. Members or tne reception committee win sit on form i close to the 1 "resident. About 1,V seats have been for those who ora from over the plaf reserved the state Continued on Page Thlrtyne. PACKER ' r SEVENTY - FIVE TONS SAID TO i 1 HAVE BEEN STORED TOO LONG OHIO TO SELL BIG SUPPLY CANTON:. O., September 4 - - Justire WiUiiim TL. Day. ot the United States n - preme couri, here today denied a writ asking for a stay cf executioii In the case! of the stale cf Ohio aajlnst the Coluptbos T'acklns Company in which saventy - nve tons of ok. a - dito lave lenlhrtd in violation of tlie Ijiw. was ."izefl ty the prosecuting ftttoi - ney of Frar.k?!n cot.nty. It is aid that the l - ork j will bo placed on the market and COURT DENIES so:a p.t Vyckeff Declare Crowd Prevented New Supply Being Brought In - Expects Relief Soeni Housewives of Indianapolis took the sugar situation in hand today and from daylight until late in the afternoon gave concrete manifestation of their displeasure with conditions. Thousands assembled at the Piggly Wiggly store, in the - Arcade building in East Washington street, and made determined effort to get their mite of the 17,500 j pounds placed on emergency sale there , by Stanley Wyckoff, sugar distributor for Indiana, With doors closed, scores moved to the mayor office, .. demanding I action that would relieve the situa - tion and others V visited ; Oovemor j Goodrich' office, insisting (hat the j state talce a hand. j J ; Mayor In Active Charge. Mayor. Jewett took active charge early in the morning, and after the supply was exhausted at the Pigglyj vv Iggty store, obtained several hundred pounds more and conducted the sale, at the standard store, in East waahlnirton street - The sugar arrived frorrt sacking neaaquarters In l,tX,to S.00O lots, and was sold in ten - pound packages. The mayor made arrangement for Mr. Wyckoff to turn over to him, all the available supply, and this Willi be sold as rapidly as sacked. ! The Housewives' League Wednesday sent a letter to Mr. Wyckoff. declaring iiiw sugar snorxage is aue 10 ariinciai causes and urgtnc Immediate Steps to reueve uie situation. I No More Attempts. Mr. Wyckoff said that no more at tempts would be made to supply ' - the crowds with sugar from any downtown I point. After a conference with) Mayor: Jewett. he said that It had been idecided to distribute w - Lat itiKr may be avail - j able to the housewives throurh grocery! stores. The crowd which blocked th : attempt to distribute sugar. Mr. wyckoff said, could have been avoided naa me inaianapoiis Urocers' Associa tion consented to handle the 1 sugar irirvuKn a central store in earH m - arri ' Mr. Wyckoff Said that an fittemnt M be made by the mayor and himself to have a grocer In each ward volunteer to handle the itinr In uttir inv,... )"r Jewett Said SS a final measure, suirar would b M a:, v stores. - j lieports received from various cities 11 miliaria tnoieuwitriat the suirar thnrt age Is being felt in those places. Statement by Wyckoff. The situation' In lrd'anaDolis Idue fo the shortage of sugar Is critical." Mr. wyckoff said, "and the Housewives , .. . .J' .. . .! ,ue or any ouier orgamzatlcn. that makes - statements , to in nam iT! opinion must be ready to prove these statements - with facts or Wn, t'h sponsibiMty cf the consequences;" ine eiatement that there arelware - notises. noaraing sugar. Mr. Wyckoff raid, is - ."rot." "If the Housewives League will show me any sugar held In Warehouses or on the tracks r ..1.. KyK.Aa vi me omc were open at any time to the public and that full facts of the JfJli - "iti!rat,on - had .ben T t all times, lie contemplates going td New lork to seek further relief. T Line Forms Early. rrom shortly, after daylight until nearly noon thousands of Indianapolis almost uncontrollable at times in an store1 10 rt ugar l the sTffiyWiggiy As 'time wore on after the j store e crowds .sergeants Fred winkier. White and aldermuer. .were unable to handle tne situation and assistance was sum - Lnt? - a'lmnivf l?a5QIirs;L 7?? store was sold In seventy minute after ffitedb? theeScemen tt iVnK ot'isprsintnT crSft lRrfw larger. The doors of th iton I n wdsy ffimTnas adiffil ?S.t?or2 on duty at the store. Later Captain Iieed took charge of. the situation ; Crowd Gets Impatient. ! .Many persons In the crowd, in the belief that , there was plenty of jsugar left In the store, tried to push j their way in or argue with the policemen after the doors Jisd been lnk1 i Th. crowd was at its hight about 10 o'clock, J Continued on Page Thirty - one. RHINE LAND TO BE HELD BY U. S. FIXED BY FOCH AREA TWICE AS BIG AS THAT ALREADY HELD. MORE TIME FOR AUSTRIANS COBLEXZ September 4 (hy the Asso ciated Press). Marshal Foch. the allied commander - in - chief, has decided an the extent of the territory In th Rh!nimrl to be held permanently by American I forces. Its area will be w1ce as large as that which has been under American 1 jurisdiction since the last combat! CiTl - sion left for home. TWO DAYS' EXTENSION; Concesaion Made by Supreme Court - 1 cit to the Austrian. . ' j P4RIS Ee - Dtember . mavaailTne I rAm EjejJlCmoer . tltavaSIf me I supreme council of the peace conference has decided to grant the request of the Austrian Peace delegation for two 'days' delay in the time for presenting the Austrian answer to the terms of peace. - ARCH TO BE REMOVED. Structure m Honor of Soldiers i Will Come Down Next Week. The Victory arch at the Circle and Meridian street will be taken down next week. - Tlie board of public work ha? Instructed Pwlght S. Ttitter, cityj purchasing agent, to make the artinge - ments for the removal of the arch. It was erected before the Rainbow jregi - ment returned to Indianapolis. i . :c ... . . - 'Vvf 1 " " 7 S - I 0 n fin Ynrl if' J GREAT CROWD SEES DISPLAYS AT FAIR "Rio - Thursdav' Gives EaHv 1 0g nurauajf uirca , uanj I D Moon irinrr I In Tn r """"o Reputation of Other Years. HOPE TO HEAR PRESIDENT Manv Visitors on Hand in Expacta - I ' , - tlon nf Seelna Wilson Various Exhibits Hum With Activity. At the aooa boar 40.00O persons were 1st the xroaad islth lO.OOO arriving each boar. Tweaty acres were I avr4 with antamablles eloelr in.., polated t. wtin mm. , ' ' "Big Thursday" at the Indiana - - . . state fair gave early promise of measuring up to its reputation of other years. Ram clouds hung over the grounds when the gates were ln8T cars waiting for admission. There was ' a light ; sprinkle at 8 o'clock, but it was not sufficient to drive the earlyomers to shelter, An hour later, the old story - of - big j : u..:u: A 1 crwvrus ui uunuiiiKJ jroiuivu I Wbits was being retold, while the inflow of people and automobles at the gates increased rapidly. It was PMent. day at the fair and Hoo - siera were hurrvinsr to the exposi - tion to see what it had to offer, and latcr they get within see - ing and. maybe hearing distance of Tnt Wilson. The forces of President Wilson. The forces of gatemen was "increased for the day, and arrangements for taking care of the crowds were'in operation before the visitors arrived. . The fair "put Its best foot forward" for its visitors. The grounds were be (draggled by Wednesday's crowds, but larm macninery was numming wun renewed vim. class shows ot beef and dairy cattle, as well as for horses, were held In the Coliseum, and sheep and swine filled their snow rings. The fair's poultry show is. both large and fine and the coops were gay With the blue and red ribbons - with which the Judges bad decorated them - What is regarded as the most elaborately arrayed buildings is that sheltering farm field products, at the west end of the race track - Six county displays are on exhibition, in ad - Continued en Page Five HINES DECLARES THAT ; COAL VILL BE MOVED RAIL DIRECTOR WARNS AGAINST OPERATOR PROPAGANDA. CITES NO CAR SHORTAGE WASHINGTON". September 4 Warn - inr that from now until the end of the year coal operators will lay stress on transportation difficulties to explain In - creasea coat prices was given ino sen - , ,,nn mmrnlllM truiav bv Walker D. llines, director - general of railroads. tlpioUed" and" irnat r,a.r.ded" Mr. Mines said, "in an effort to justify - raising' prices to as high a point as tne puone win siana anu tor which it should not stand.' Says There Is No Shortage. - Appearing before the committee to re ply to operator declarations that a car shortage was the main factor in bringing about - a diminished supply of coal and. consequent iy. - a tendency to hljrh prices. - 'Mr. H;n - s declared h!s belief that the railroads would be able to move all the cosl ne - e.. - ary. Tie director - general Kusrjrested that Oie govTTiirent r - tain enoush of its "war power" to enable it to control coat prices until normal conditions were completely restored. ''Thi ia a emergency after al!. eatd he. war I I Decided Cotton Drop NEW YOaiC, September fw - The cot ton market waa overwhelmed with selling orders today and broke a little more than $3 a bale, carrying October contracts down to rj.lic and Marxh to 29.5ic. Weakness In foreign exchange and In the grain market, coupled with tha failures of tropical storms to develop and fine - weathes through the belt, precipitated selling movement. RAIL EXECUTIVES ARE : AGAINST 6 PCTl PLAN ALSO DOUBTFUL ABOUT PARTS OF CUMMINS BILL. ON RECORD AT WASHINGTON The ladiaflapells News Boreas, S3 VTrstt Bulldlnc. WASHINGTON. September! 4. The Association of Hallway KXecutives, which Is composed of presidents .and other leading officials of the railroads of the country, at a meeting here today recorded their opposition to the! proposal before the congress to guarantee railroads 8 per cent, on Investment with the proviso that where the profits of a road are In excess of that per - cent, those profits should be used for the benefit of the roads that do not earn such a per cent. i - v - i Among the railroad executives who attended today's meeting were T. I e - Witt Cuyler, president of the! association; Howard Klliott. president of 'the Northern Pacific: Julius Kruttschmitf . chairman of the executive committee of the Southern Pacific; itobert K Lovett. chairman of the Union Pacific; and A. 11. Smith, president of the New York Central. ! The meetlnr not only went on record as opposing the taking of earnings of the prosperous roaas to bolster j up . tne finances of the weaker roads, but also expressed opposition to the general principle of having the government - guarantee a certain return to tbe roaia. Doubtful About Cummins' Bill. Railroad men who are here Bay that they have some, misgivings about torn of the provisions ot the Cummins bill for the return of, the roads. They say they give the Iowa senator credit for being in favor of giving the I roads a v Continued on Page Five. i in MAINTENANCE RAIL MEN PRESENT OFFER TO BOARD. STRIKE BALLOT IS ENDED WASHINGTON. September , I 4. Representatives of the COO, OX) members of the United Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way and Railroad ' Shop Laborers asked the railroad wage board today to adjust their wages In accordance with the principle laid down by President Wilson in approving adjustments last weeK lor tne railroad shopmen The board .was told that the men ad hered to the President's dision that there should be no general increases of wages while government agencies were actively seeking to return economic conditions to normal, but that they felt that the inequalities in pay existing Detween tne employes or ainerent railroad systems should be corrected. Ths malntnance. of way men and shop laborers, the spokesmen said, received th lowest rates oi pay or any class or employes In the railroad service. f Iecision to ask for an adjustment at this time was reached bv the men recently through a secret ballot.! It was announced that the question of a general wags Increase would be considered at the annual convention of the brotherhood at Detroit. September S. Strike In Officers' Hmdt. While railway shopmen have declared by a vote of S2S.G09 to :5.0 that the wage advance offered bv President Wilson is not acceptable as a. basis of settlement of their demands, thv have decided to leave the question of a strike in - the bands ot their International officers. It was arinoimed tod. - t that (the executive council of the railway employes' department of the American Federation of Lat - or would not put the strike vote ln. ..f..t K n . i . . . . U ...... I j.jty ti.n i ui..i v.. - v - .' m, KW ernment's efforts to reduce tlie cost f living had become apparent. ASKwAGEADJUSTfiiElT UNDER VLSON ACTION CENTRAL WEST TO REAP ADVA ITAGE Order of Rail Cody Contemplating 'Gulf Port RoutinMeans Big Changes, t s Said. TRAFFIC TO BE DIVERTED Longer Haul to Atlantic Ports on Export Business Will Be , Avoided In Future. The Indianapott Stmt Iturean. 23 Ilutldlng. ."WASHINGTON, September 4. The railroad administration and" the shipping board have completed plans " for routing the export trade of the Mississippi valley through South Atlantic and gulf ports. The first actual step toward the introduction of this new industrial program for the middle west was taken today when Director - General Hincs, of the railroad administration, directed that preferential tariffs covering both class and commodity rates on export traffic originating in tbe Mississippi valley be made for the "port of New Orleans. ' ' - Later, It was said at the railroad administration offices, new export rates to other gulf ports and Soutli Atlantic ports will be made. Under the order of the director - general h is to review the new preferential tariffs before they are put Into effect. Ships to Be Provided. The shipping board Is to do Its prt by providing ships to carry from gulf and South Atlantic - ports to foreign ports the products of the central west. The time is near at hand. It was eald nt the shipping board offices, when hfn ror this purpose will be available. i;v the end of this month the soldiers will nearly all be home from Kurope and many ships that for months have been engaged exclusively in traneiort work will be available for foreign trade purposes. As many of these ships a are required to handle the new gulf bul - nens will be assigned to it. The plan for diverting the export business of the central west from the Atlantic coast portu to gulf jorts is not of recent origin. Kven befure the war came on it had received some consideration, but nothing was ever actually done toward putting It into effect. The experience of the war emphasized the Importance of the United States muring greater use of the gulf ports. l or a time after the United States entered the "war the old plan of utiiirins: the ports of New York. Tsoston. Philadelphia and Paltimore almost to thi ev - ciuaion of all other ports was followed. This resulted in serious conf - sUon. These ports became choked with troopH and also with munitions of war. War Use Continued. Then It was that the federal authorities began making greater ue of oth - r ports, particularly of the port facilities Continued on Pa;e Thirty - one. TRAIN COACH IS HELD BY P LIEU; HELP CALLED BOTH CONDUCTORS AND PA! SENGERS ARE KEPT OUT. INTRUDERS HAD A REVOLVER Special to The lrdianapei: Nel SOUTH BEND. Inl., September 4 - Two men were taken from a westbound New York Central - railroad train Wednesday afternoon by the n Pend jK - ilce at the re.pjest cf tlie tra.n crew, who telesrarbej ahead kikih for help, saylns the two men were in possession of one of the coaehen an l I !.! - Ine it jigiiirirt every one with revolver. The men were the oi !v r - .it - wis .f the coach from Toledo, keeping ti,r c...w r) iCtor and pas;eneei fro - o enter: - They gave the'r rarrs. - as WuMer r - jti and jam. s Munnf - niic, "le - , - :.i: iioth were pient i - e . - - i ws, money and s re t' i,r be d U n records are,.:.ttei. Treaty Probably" Will Go to Serats Monday Phrifec!c;y Undecided n, but Hcpe Is ti Sat jfy Ccth. The I ntiian ,! i Nrh Iturean, H YVjutt lluihlior. WASHINGTON, Sorter. I cr 4. The senate coir,mitice on fore ':t relations met" in executive session late this afternoon for final action on the peace treaty, rierublican leaders proposed - that a rcscluti, n of ratification - including reservation be adopted and; the treaty ordered reported to the rcnafe. Senator Pall. Republican, of New Mexico, had wil(t, the ! - mainl - ie Amcnduu nt before the committee. This amendment purposed to strike out the Ulkr auctions, ciuioi - LtxlK chairman of the committee, said that if the committee ordered t! treaty reported Immed lab - ly, he voviil proUtbly submit the treaty to - the senate next Monday, s, Minority Reports Expectrd. Several of the Democrat , it wa fl 1. w - ould mako minority rei.oits. It wa also believed that lomo ,(.f the reservations probably would be adopted by a solid Republican vote In commutes. Although the treaty vi!l go to tlie senate with textual amendment h l. - i - t c 1 t - v the committee, tie committee ri - Hlire that all these anni:ulinents will lo rejected, i The report on which the romtnitt - - will stKtid will favor a r.'..luii. - n t ratification e in bod j Iner r"ferti..iin . worded as to appeal' for the uMMtt f the entire itepuh 'lean. memt.. r - hi; . of the senate and bi incut of ihe l.. ni - crats. ' The actual phrn;'olrc of the ro - r. vatlons U et IO te - crr.Ml on. Artl. ) Is the chief uluniU ng block but tlx r. nai a prosject afternoon for mi Hrt - tinient so tar ss the Kenl. hears iin concerned, n this rtlcle. The di - i Ait :.' of PrePliint AVilon on a ihMki: . tr'.. It Is rnetelly n;:r. - J. is rexponNl'.le f - r the u.1den ct l It f of tlie fon i;;i i latloas committee, f. Outlook More Favorable. The outlook for t5e of V treaty within n peasoniiM pi nod of time is imt rov ln. ' Some new dewlap, ments 'have r - csnlte'l tne .tt'.t conferences hcl.J t li, i wr - 'k. 1!.. - v n...1 t - e, .l ,'.! ;. ; 1. Tlie t.riipi - . f drive f'r ft , - :i - at'Afe .o:u e n'.i I r:n t - y t.e - i ' abandoned. Then ". ft t 1 r',.rt 1 .. 1. a drive proved a t - if in 1 f r! .re. k : i never :,d Mipi - or.t 1 f v: - i from ny source. 2. The gf(piJi r fpn:i'nu w1 I. Vnr teal proi , t i m rt - rvtic'ii . . - f work n . - i 1 1 :i jo't ,f if - rn' - 2. Tl - i I - l .i:c eecMc: - . v '1 poriHi"; !y r i p l ,!, Tii', t 1 . the . me .best r. nr I. - - . ho! I o .t f - i the rat iflca li - j.i o.'.t!1..; Itei.ty w. . .! change. i Prospect ct Agreement. The 0,uetlo:l ih: 1 net vheil.. - r treaty shall lo ra'Vie.l." bnt 1 ih, - r T hall ia lat'ircj w - h rc - " - r m i .( . i - ! Whether in i a re tl r lire rt - r,i; they shall It Ij - ibo,,,, .1 lii tlie e:.tu.i. i of ratification, or In a ko; anii - i n l - Hon. There Is no.vt pre ;.eet row . f Ihn mMtnK - ctih : i - gether on a raM.' - ' .itimi I . .!: Whether thl cn i.i i!.nn, !.. (t :.m .. '. KpdTr''t I. ... a I .. I ...... .. .. the . .lohn.on - Kr'(tx - L;ot.ili - rr.u ! - . Pall croup vshi. ii i t (.... i . i leortue of liation "l n 1 :. - 1 o;. - . - to tlie tre 1 1 y . j a ; . . w 1 1 . t i group, whi. h vnt;" I l.'.e. to 1,. 1 i treaty, has n 1 1 r.e n. 1 tifu ii of t country tn Jerid in t lc. !? : t v i - ever to the J nox e .' .r a " . - i ' J'eace With G crmn tv, It H t.'.' - .rl i v many of the lli - m n ator s n . are striving for prr - 'ect : r - . - rv )ti th:it the gro'ip si;il,i tir. e hlani .n i; i radical p., - !tloi, tf - .e c who compose n j. s jrr - e io Cf - ; !..! - in the movement 1 rr unity of a.r. 'i in the Republican ;.!, Watch Radfrals' Ccure - . Those who favor!;!!: tie.ity vith effectual reservation) at this tl'i.., r - e Of their number Ki.i - 1 today, n.i ti" - - ti see what course tlof radi' - ais v: r .: choose to t.l l'.e. Ac - erdir ? to V.: ; ; ' . the effective re. rvatlor , - ti pr .' r ' carry on negotiations with n. - p - .' !: i senators, but tf tl rau . , I . i v ... not show Sfi jncln. t ion to ; I i i ) i a way as to Make c tion p. ii sent few weeks, tlfi n; id . , . - v i .. ; ' 1 ... publicans will not 1 ei - .tu'e ,,; . n p. tlatlOtlS .With the I Tc t r ;.'(' r;t ' . ' i , ; 3 ; . 1 as - Tee on tliefe flti !n.rr Ml f ,.; 1. The textu. - tl t,i . ( t treaty made by th cmmntee 0 - 1 f relations - hi rbe reje. t"d by t. - senate. 2. Any proposal i..fiUnf I to V: f. Continued cn - Pici Tvelve. WEATHER iriDICATIOriS. i : UMTEU ISTATI'S IXt.V.W. lallansiiohf. - .epien,ter 4. ir J. - tfd.KC - . t'jre f'epiemlr , la.i. hp - t mhr 7 a. m. M 1 u. in. . .. I': m . i 1 n i V. m i" a - i in ... . 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