The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 345, Ed. 1 Monday, March 14, 1921 Page: 1 of 10
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DR. SMS TELLS;
. GERUAMS ALLIES
; ARE IH DISTRESS
They Are Forced by Gr-
curastances To Make
Harsh Terms He Says
TO AVOID BREAK
Open Breach Would Not
1 : Improve Berlin Govern-
. . Associated Press Report.
(v BERLIN March 13. Dr. Walter
r-1 Simons the foreign secretary fcave to
ithe Relchatag Saturday an elaborate ex-
J position of the recent reparations con
J ference in London. The tone ot the
t speech waa notable for its extreme mod-
deration. The sneaker anneared to aues
'I tion whether the allied demand had
j been rightly estimated in Germany.
"I nrast say" Dr. 8imona declared
."that when one comes face to face with
I what the situation Is in their countries
iand under what iatresa ahd cares they
themselves are laboring it becomes clear
! that their demands are not Inspired
(merely oy too intoxication ot victory or
'lust for power but that on the contrary
they are the result of extraordinarily
i Oppoiss Open Rapture.
While stoutly maintaining the alleged
. Illegality of the penalties he declared
'! be waa strongly opposed t. rupturing
relations ith - th allies Im MnM MAlir
; position in the world is not such that
v It could be improved by a breach." Dr.
jSimons admitted that it waa possible to
tget a better world perspectiTe from Lon
idqn- than from Berlin and thereby
. ? reahxe how general the opinion is thst
Germany is in the wrong and haa not
wnv vuvusu iv nqiuw io wrung.
"If we now resorted to seven meas-
urea" Hid Dr. Simons "this would only
-be regarded aa confirmation of that
opinion and we should loie all that good-
i will we so sorely need to extricate'' ns
' from our great difficulties."
v; Greta Bleeder Ha Says.
" Dr. Simons described the proposed lery
of the alliis themselves" because- frr
(declared It would drive trade with Ger-
awany 1st the hands of speculators and
'hopelessly impede the formidable task of
A restoring international exchange which It
j would - be Impossible to do until the
i question of stabilising German exchange
. "In my opinion" said the foreign sec
t rotary ''the allied tactics will soon show
-1 themselves to be whst they are a poll
I tico-finanaal Utopia ot economic non
' Trouble Reported
j Brewing in Germany
By GEORGE 8ELDE8.
i' Special Cable to Chicago Tribune. By
IjUMMM Win tn The Hmmtnn Hoot
V (Copyright 1921.)
. BERLIN March 13. Although For
clga Minister Simons survived the storm
of criticism and has received a vote of
confidence the storm has started three
(j Important political waves which rapidly
- Nationalists monarchists organize
tlons of Prussian officers and former
members of the Baltic expedition as well
j as men who engineered the monarchist
involutions ot a year ago combined in a
! demonstration 8unday morning this be
ing the revolution's anniversary. The in
dependent socialists also paraded. The
.lf 1 . j: n
jniugw Began cxirauruiuary precautions
1 Saturday night to be prepared for a pos
raible coupe d'etat but beyond parading
' '..J making . I. ......
:. e disorder. .
- A second critical movement is reported
' tram Bavaria. Bavarian members of the
t rekbstag already are kicking over the
v traces and the Bavarian press is foment-
' toe trouqie on account ef the. national
enforcement of disarmament March 15.
Jierr on irrager MTsnan memoer oi
the national council declared Sunday that
the entente broke the treatyof Versailles
' at London and therefore the entente's
y" disarmament regulations should Jto disre-
garded i '"'.-.
; la tte same way as the Bavarian re-
public Von Prager demanded that Ger-
. many ignor disarmament which the en-
tento requesta '
- The third movement is afoot among In
dustrialists and bankers headed by Hugo
Stlnnea who Is 'dissatisfied with Dr.
Simon's actions in London. - - - 1 ' .
Masons Assemble in
. . V Galvestoii For Reunion
-.'GALVESTON Texas March IS. wai
ter Masons of JQalvestea and other Texas
cities assembled in crowds at the Scottish
. Bite cathedral in Galveston throughout
. oaiHuv pnuminai7 10 me lorry-nrsi
eemi-atuiaal Teunloa of the Texaa coa-
; slstory N 1 and co-ordinate bodies
which wUl begta Monday and continn
until rridsy night More than 000 regis-
tered at the cathedral dgring Soadaj and
It fa expected that this number will be
alaiftd con side rshtr by the late eotasrs
who reach tbe city Moadajt. ;
M : 'i -tl 1 U ... . m
it- ''..'j- .it '
Seven to One
By Leased Wire to The Houston Post.
CHICAGO March 13. Jbere are TOO
applications for tvery hundred positions
in some lines in.Chieego at this time.
while statistics indicate that the average
for all lines is about two and one-half
applicatioaafor every position in Chi-
cago and other cities. Conditions are
not improving in Illinois and will not im-
prove until the trades unions come to
some agreement with the building con-
tractors and resume work on a great
The scarcity of work is greatest in the
building and construction industries the
percenters there being 660 applicants
forv every 100 jobs with the surplus in
common labor ranka second with the ex-
ception of casual workers the ratio being
three to one or slightly more than that
IN AUTO ACCIDENTS
IN HARRIS COUNTY
Woman Suffers Broken Col-
lar Bone in Overturned
Several persons were injured and
others hsd narrow escapes in automobile
accidents in Harris county Sunday after
noon. Three automobiles overturned on
the Ls Porte road; a woman was severely
Injured when thrown from a horse on
Washington avenue and a motorcycle of
ficer and another man were injnred when
the motorcycle struck a post while avoid-
ing a collision with an automobile.
- Mrs. W. R. TJtley 1810 State street
suffered jl fractured collarbone when an
automobile in which She her son and sis-
ter were riding overturned tin the La
Porte road a shoft distance from Pasa-
dena. Mrs. Utley wss removed to her
home" In an automobile from the West-
beimer Undertaking company. The other
occupants of the machine suffered but
Tiri Over ea La Parte Read.
Two other motor cars turned over on
the La Porte road 8unday afternoon. The
driver of one of the machines caused his
car to go Into a ditch when he sighted
the overturned ear which Was driven by
Mrs. Utfry. : In attempting to stop his
machine to aid' the occupants of the other
car the vehicle he' was driving went into
a ditch overturning' Westheimer ambu-
lance attaches reported. No one was in-
jured. At another point on the road
several miles from the scene of the double
accident another automobile turned over.
Apparently the occupants escaped un-
hurt and were conveyed to Houston by
passing motorists. None of tbe ambulance
companies had records of removing in-
jured persons from thst vicinity and no
local hospital had enrolled the victim's.
Officer Fraetares Leg. '
W. H. Giles a motorcycle officer of
Harrisburg suffered a fractured leg and
John Kent helper on a Houston Under-
taking company ambulance was severely
cut about the head and face when the
motorcycle (bey were tiding crashed into
a post at Lamar avenne and Fannin
street Mr. Giles who wss driving tbe
machine struck the post while trying to
avoid a collision with a light car that
came from behind a street car. Both men
were removed to St Joseph's infirmary
in ambulances of the Houston Undertak-
ing company. Mr. Giles waa .later con-
veyed to his home.
Miss Miry McLeory 1407 Wagner
street suffered severe lacerations and
contusions when thrown from a horse on
Washington avenue Sunday. The animal
became frightened and ran away throw-
ing the rider to the street. A physician
who was nearby rendered first aid sum-
moned an smbulance of the Houston Un-
dertaking company which conveyed the
injured woman to her residence.
Five Dead as Result
" Of Fire at Richmond
Associated Press Report.
' RICHMOND Va March 13. Five
are dead two are 'missing and ever a
score Injnred sis of whom are in hes-
pitalawas the result of one of the most
feetructive fires In this city tn years.
Four of the five dead were members
of the same company of firemen. The
property loss is estimated at 1500000.
Tbey were on the roof of a building
adjoining the six -story building of a fur
niture eesipasy when a back draft caused
in explosion which New out the watt
between the two buildings and 'Crumpled
the roof of an adjoining building. The
fire fighters were precipitated to the
street being buried beneath the debris.
Their bodies charred and in some in
stances almost unrecognisable were dug
later from the ruins. '
Bodies of 1608 American
Soldiers Arrive in N Y.
Associated' Press Report t
NEW YORK March 18. The bodies
of 1608 American ' soldiers who died ia
France during tbe war arrived here en
Sunday .ea -the transport flomme from
Antwerp. Five . hundred sad eighty-
seven soldiers who have been serving In
tbe Americas army on' the Rain re-
turned oa the transport which will 'deck
Monday. v '. . '
STATE TO CLOSE
CASE IN HAUOR
Jury Under Street Guard
Makes Long Hike Sun-
EXPECT TURN IN
State Will Attempt to Prove
Clara Hamon Older
Associated Press Report.
ARDMORE Okls. Msrch 13. The
State ot Oklahoma will rest its esse In
tbe trial of Clara Smith Hamon charged
with the murder of Jake L. Hamon re-
publican national committeeman from
Oklahoma and reputed millionaire early
Monday afternoon State counsel said
here Sunday. Attorney General 9- p-
Free ling in charge of the prosecution
returned to Ardmore from Oklahoma City
Sunday night for the re-opening of the
trial at 0 o'clock Monday morning.
Introduction of all State's evidence and
testimony will be completed Monday noon
or shortly after State attorneys declare.
Four of the remaining State witnesses
will be summoned to the stand Mrs. Jake
L. Hsmon widow; Frank L. Ketch Ha
mons business manager; Erret Dunlap
oil man and close business assoclste ot
Hamon and Sam Blair newspaper man
who ia alleged in published statements
to have obtained Clara Smith Hainan's
story of the Hamon killing In Mexico De
cember last Several minor witnesses in
clude J. L. McGuire A. J. Chapman and
Frank Adams who also will testify ac-
cording to State counsel.
To Strengthen State's Case.
An expected turn in the tactics of de
fense counsel which caused a shifting of
the prosecution testimony changed bis
announced plans Saturday to call Mrs.
Jske Hamon to the witness stand aa thl
first witness Attorney General Freellng
said adding thsf-he had 'materially
strengthened the State's case through
adoption of another formation.
.The physical condition of Mra. Hamon
agitated through her breakdown m court
Friday afternoon when her husband's
blood-stained end ballet-torn clothes were
Introduced as evidence made it almost
impossible for her to leave her home Sat-
urday gsWiinr-iir. 1 fwehag1' addiaV
Mrs. Hamon would hart been aaable to
testify had she been summoned be said.
Ketch Dunlap or Mra Hamon will be
the first called Monday morning the first
mentioned probably being the initial se-
lection the attorney general stated. Tbe
prosecution plsns to intersperse minor
witnesses with the more important wit
nesses F reeling said to build its case ac-
cording to available evidence. -Hope
to Expedite Trial.
"We hope to expedite the trial as much
as possible by the State placing its case
within the shortest possible time" At-
torney 'General Freellng stated "and we
hope the defense will show the same dis
position. The progress of the trial thus
fsr hss been very satisfactory and it as
rapid time ia made in the coming week
the case ahould be in the handa of the
jury by late Thursday or Friday at tbe
Regarding the time be would . require
in examining and cross-examining defense
witnesses If any Mr. Freellng ssid it
wss a matter of what and who the wit-
nesses were and the ' substance and im-
portance of their testimony.
"With the bars down I cannot tell
to what extent she will testify or upon
whst angles therefore I hardly can place
an approximately tiae limit upon my
cross-examination' the attorney general
replied when asked as to' what length
he would cross-examine Clara Hamon
if she is called to the stand.
1 am informed in good faith however
that her testimony will not require more
than a half hour's time" be added al-
though be would not comment further oa
his own viewpoint. Defense counsel has
not indicated to what length or upon what
phases of the case the defendant will
testify. If her testimony Is given in that
length of time however estimations of
various officials closely connected with
the case will be shattered as the opinion
bas been' expressed that much bearing
oa the trial would be brought but through
her evidence in the case.
Defease Issee Unknown.
State's counsel expects under present
Indications to be back in rebuttal late.
Wednesday according to the attorney
general. The statement for the defense
which wss wsived by defense counsel
after the statement of the state at the
opening of tbe trial ia expected to be
made after completion of state's testi-
mony. It Is; not definitely known however in
what nnmbers er on what issues the de-
fense evideace will follow. Defense coun-
sel haa aald they have several star wit
nesses 'te. tBtrodnce. Their case it has
been Indicated Is that Clara Hamon
shot lake) Hanson in self defense and
while ilafce Hamon wee ta an intoxicated
and brutal condition.
Defense Attorneys W. P. McLean and
Walter iScott of Fort Worth. Texas.
whe rejtirneet home Saturday irere. ex
peeted te arrhrf tn Ardmore lata Sender.
Efferta ea the part of state's attorneys
te eetat tfcat Clara Ham on ia now
29 fear of age Instead of 27 as has
been d ' d by the defendant and
tC " I as rage
Rail Union Leaders' ;
To Hold Investigation
By Leased Wire to The Houston Poet
CHICAGO March IS. 8evea railway
labor anlam emcials signed a telegram dis
patched Sunday night to United 8tates
Senator Albert Cummin a indorsing the
senator's proposal for congressional in-
vestigation of the transportation situa-
tion. The telegram aaked that in the
event ot each an inquiry raUroed labor
organisations be given a hearing.
The message was drafted at a meeting
et theaeedquartere of the Railway Em-
ployee' department of the American Fed-
eration ot. tabor. It wea signed by B.
M. Jewell president ot tbe Railway Em-
ployes organisation; J. F. Anderson vice
president of the International Assoeiatlon
et Machinists; William Atkinson assist-
ant International president of the Inter-
national Brotherhood ot Boilermakers
Iron Shlpbulldera and Helpers of Amer-
ica; Edward Tegtmeyer vice president of
the International Brotherhood of Black-
smiths Drop Forgers and Helpers et
America; J. M. Burns representing the
Amslgamatsd 8heet Metal Workers' In-
ternational alliance ; Edward Evans rep
resenting the Internationa) Brotherhood
of Electric Workers and Martins r.
Ryan general president of the Brother-
hood ot Railway Carmen et America.
Samuel O. Dan editor of the Railway
Age said Sunday night that railroad ex
ecutives would welcome the proposed in
Continuing his opposition to the re
quest of railway executives for abroga
tion of national agrements with employee
Mr. Jewell ia scheduled to present tbe
case of the shopcrlfts before the rail
way labor board Monday.
5000 BARREL OIL
WELL COMES IN
AT WEST COLUMBIA
No. 4 Tedin and Wyoming
Brought In at Depth
Oi 3045 Feet
Flowing approximately 5000 barrels
No. 4 Tedin and Wyoming et the Humble
Oil and Refining company came in at Weat
Columbia at 4 p. m. Sunday. At a late
hour Sunday night the flow was contiau
Jng and test el the product shewed R
to contain itweHeati) of one per cent
water and to register gravity 21 even.
The well came ia at a depth of 8040 feet
The Gulf Production company's well
No. 3 Carl Hogg which came In at mid
night Saturday with a flow of 6000 bar
rels sanded up and1 ceased flowing at
6:30 a. m. Sunday reports from- West
Columbia Sunday night stated. Operators
were washing the well late Sunday night
and expressed the hope thst it would
again be flowing by Monday. The oil in
this well tetted pure. No gss or water
wss found in it. It came Iq at a depth
of 807$ feet with a temperature of 105
After a Strenuous Week
Harding Rests Sunday
Associated Press Report
WASHINGTON. Msrch 18.-Wearied
by a week given over largely to confer-
ences. President Harding Sunday cast
aside tbe cares of office end rested.
. The president and Mrs. Harding at-
tended the morning service at Calvary
Baptist Church and after dining with a
few intimate friends aa guests strolled
through the White House grounds and
took a long automobile ride.
During an afternoon of almost summer-like
weather Mr. Harding took ad-
vantage of the first real opportunity to
acquainted with hie surroundings at
tbe White House. He inspected the Im-
mense yard that stretches towsrd the
Irish Prisoners To Hang;
Big Demonstration field
Associated Press Benort i
DUBLIN March 1&There was . a
striking demonstratioa here Sunday m
protest atainst the ex em tins in Mmmt
Joy prison Monday of sU prisoners whe
are accused of complicity in the killing
of intelligence officers and participatloa
ha an ambuscade. - '
. The lord mayor was officially mtora-td
Sandsy night that the government had
decided that the law should cake lis
course in the case of the six prisoners
in Mount Joy prison. In consequence
the executions will be carried out Mon-
Attempt Made on Life of
Social Defense Judge
Associated Press Report x
LISBON Portugal March 18 An at-
tempt was made Sunday to assassinate
Dr. Lois de Souse judge of the 'social
defense tribunal as he was entering bis
home. Three bullets were fired at him.
One caused a wound oa one of his ears
and the ether entered hu bawd. Tbe
third' aimed at bis heart wss deflected
by a fountain pea in hie vest pocket -
The assassin is presamed -te beloag
te a bead of young syndicalists whe pre-
riousiy bars attacked judges ef the social
defense tribunal. '.': - -
This Is the seeeoeV recent attempt ea
heUfe JMieUftnt! ' i J
PROBLEMS TO GOME.
UP IN SENATE TODAY
Nomination of Esch as I. C
C Member Rouses Some
. Strong Opposition
PROBE OF PRIVATE
Opening Day of Congress
Will See Fight For
By Leased Wire to The Houston Post.
WASHINGTON March IS. President
Harding's nomination of John J. Esch
former representatire from Wisconsin
to be a member of the interstate com
merce commission has brought the whole
railroad problem squarely before con
greea. It waa largely responsible Satur
day for the senate's failure to adjourn.
It probably win furnish a subject for con
siderable discussion when tbe senate
Mr. Esch was one ot tbe authors of
the Each-Cummins railroad act uder
which the railroads are now operating.
He ran for renomination last summer
and waa defeated. Senetor La Follette
of Wisconsin vigorously opposed the
Eech-Cummlno law and insists that it ia
doomed to failure. He regards the ap
rpointment of Mr. Esch aa particularly
obnoxious. He charges that it la im
proper for one of the authora of the law
to ait as one of Its sUminlstraton.
La Follette Objects.
When the eenate Interatate commerce
committee recommended confirmation of
Mr. Bsch's appointment Mr. I Follette
promptly objected to immediate action.
Under tbe rules the question had to be
postponed until Monday.
The bdminlatration waa adhering close
ly Saturday to a policy ot "hands off" the
railroad wage question. There is little
likelihood of any executive action unless
the railway labor board brings the ques
tion before President Hsrdiug.
Mr. Harding is understood to have In
doreed the plsn of Senator Cummins for
a widespread congressional investigation
of the operation ot the railroads since
tbe government returned them to private
A double-barreled' Investigstloa t as
promised. SBrtor -Cummins wants tbe
senate interatate commerce committee
ef which as Ja chairman to conduct an
investigation and at the sams time the
house interstate and foreign commerce
committee ie laying plsns for a similar
Inquiry. The Iowa senator plans to in
troduce hie resolution providing for the
Inquiry on the opening dsy of the spe
del session of congress.
With regsrd to the threstened packing
hottse strike due to announced wage cuts
the administration Ssturdsy wss prepar-
ing to act on the mediation plan sug
geated by Secretary of Labor Davis with
full sanction by President Harding to the
packing house employes sod companies.
Administration fficials were hopeful
that the tbreatetAd Industrial conflict
would be averted and were anxlona to
do all that tbey could to settle the wsgs
Rail Labor Board
Associated Press Report.
. CHICAGO March 13. The dispute be-
tween tbe railways and their employes
regarding wages snd working conditions
will enter Its finsl stsge Mondsy before
tbe United 8tates railrosU labor beard.
B. M. Jewell president of the railroad
department of the American Federation
of Labor and bis colleague Frank Y
Walsh counsel snd W. Jett Lauck econ
omist appear then before tbe board In
support of tbe railroad shop crafts' na
tional agreements. '
There were indications that the board
will be flooded with wage disputes be-
fore It can finish with the rules and
working condition or "national aci
meats." Labor leaders said that aa
open break waa possible which might
lead to their withdrawal from further
FORECAST OF THE WEATHER
.Associated Preae Report. '
WASHINGTON March 13. - East
Texas Louisiana Arkansas and Otis
home Monday and Tuesday probably
showers not much chsoge In temper.
West Texas Mondsy end Tuesday un
settled probably showers except ia south
Dr. Chandler Lectures at University club
Ax sou Club holds aU day meeting at W.
M jsunn cnin rooms.
Lecture for Merchants and Basins as Men
at city auditorium a p. aa. i
Annual Election ef Omcere et Lawyers'
Library Association fifth floor court
nouse p. aa. 1
tSERMANS PLAN BOYCOTT
Associated Press Report
BERLIN March II. A dispatch from
Stattgart ssyethe chamber ef commerce
through Warttemburg in a .Joint appeal
te trade commerce and industry and the
pocwlatkm ta general urgee a boycott
nan r ranch and Belgian
goods tnta the e stents revokes whst sre
erased tbe coercive penalties against the
werssaas atonf (as juyaes
Packer Wage Cats in ;
'Effect Today; Hope of
Halting Strike Wanes
Representatives of Both Men and Packers Agree That
Secretary of Labor's Efforts To Mediate Fail Union
Leaders Declare No Precipitate Action Will Occuf--Strike
Vote Will Be Taken.
Associated Frees Report
CHICAGO March IS. With more than one hundred thousand employee
In the packing tnduetriea in aU parts of the country balloting on a propose.
strike wage decree see amounting to 12 1-1 and It per cent together with a
readjustment of working hours which were announced last weak will fo
into effect Monday. . ;
Both the packers and union offlrlale Saturday agreed to meat Jamea J.
Davis secretary of labor who offered his services as mediator im tht hop
of averting a strike. Sunday night repreeentatlvea of both aldea aald there
HOLD BIG STRIKE
Stand in Drizzling Rain To
Cheer Speakers Who
By Leased Wire to Tbe Houston Post
CHICAGO March 18. Twenty-five
thousand workera In Chicago stool yerds
and packing plante stood' for two hours
on open prairie Sunday in a driaallng
rain to listen to the expounding of their
cause by their union executives. It wss
a strike demonstration.
At every mention of a walkout the
crowds cheered and howled their ap-
proval. At every mention of their em-
ployers the traditional "boos" end cat-
calls could be heard for blocks.
Wotae Workers There.
Of those present fully 20 per cent
were women workera. Tea per rent
Lwere negroes. Tbe rem Binder came from
that great conglomeration of races and
nationalities which form the community
known as "back o'yards" They were
nnenimoue im ( eeatfrewBttbey- stood
reedy to work ot strike st tbe behest of
If the tone of thst meeting Is sny cri-
terion of things to come the strike refer-
endum which will be presented to the
workers for balloting Wednesday night
will be overwhelmingly sdopted.
Negroes te Accept Cut.
Contrasted with this grest crowd of
people1 waa a meeting on tbe South
Side. There the "American Unity Wel-
fare Labor union" held forth on Ita an-
nounced anil-strike doctrine. The work-
ers listened to the hsrsngues of R. K.
Parker negro editor. A stench bomb ex-
ploded In the midst of the meeting. It
wea a powerful agent and worked vali-
antly but it lost out. The ushers threw
up the windows opened tbe doors snd
the meeting proceeded.
Statements were laaued Sunday night
by the spokesman for the negroes that
they would accept tbe proposed wage cuts
and continue at work..
The workers' demonstration followed
a dual gigantic parade through tbe "back
o' the yards" district.
The strike referendum will be an-
nounced Frida night Secretary lane of
the Packers employee aald Sunday night
Packers issue Statement.
Meanwhile the packers' side of the
question was also presented. In s state-
ment Issued by Armour eVCo. the union
dalm thst the peckers sre attempting
to establish a 10-hour day waa flatly
"The whistle in the Armour plants will
continue to blow at the end of eight
hours work each day" the statement de-
dared. "Any assertion that we are at-
tempting to establish a 10-hour dsy Is
wrong . The guarantee of extra pay for
overtime after 64 houra in any one week
makes this Impossible.
'The .hatchet workmen In this Indus
try are entitled te 48 hours of wage
earnings per week and tbe adjustment in
the hours labor Is to ensble them to
get it The average working time in the
killing gangs In the past year has been
42 hours. Under the new arrangement
a worker will be able to earn a sub-
Ship on Fire at Sea Is
Believed To Be Frieda E
Associated Press Report.
NEW TORE Msrch 13. A sailing
vessel believed to be the British ship
Frieda E waa abandoned at sea Sun-
day ea account of fire a radio message
received by the naval eommunicationa
here Sunday night said. The captaiff and
crew were taken on board the Japanese
steamer Hofuku Maru bound for Bel
tiaaore which sent tbe massage. Tb
Frieda is a four masted schooner sailed
from Gulf port. Miss. on February 18 for
Baha Blaaca. The naval eoeomunleatlons
officers said tbey were not certain this
was the ship meant but from available
shipping records they believe It was tbe
one. Tee vessel wss abandoned st s
point about 300 miles Berth east at Porto
Owaa little proa pert of agreement at
the proposed conference. -
I'nion leaders pointed out that the
liackera m agreeing to send two repre-
sentatlves lo Washington had sals that
"we assume that the justice and
sity of wage outs will not be at
Nor can there justly be aa Issue ea the
matter of hours. According to repre-
sentatives of the men thie left nothing
to be discussed.
Immediate Strike Ospeeed '
"We know that the packers are hop-
ing thst some of our men will enga
in a run-swsr strike Monday morntas:
said Dennis Lane ot the Amalgataa:
Meet Cutters' and Butcher workers "
la fact we haa evidence that they a
sggravatlm tjwp. endeavoring te eat;
them Into such action. However t'.
International officers have warned all (
our membership to remain oa the J
until after the vote has been taken a'
until such time aa the international ex-
ecutive board haa issued strike last ra-
tions. "When the etrtke occurs it will he na
tional In scope and will have ocrum
because of tbe packers repudiating t .
existing agreement with the governm!
and because of their desire for a etri'.s
to sccompllsh the twe-told purpose of
destroying the workers' erganiaatloa and
unloading at profiteering prices the
enormous qusntltles ofJtnsat now III eol.l
storage which tbey height at the lowest
price psld for livestock since 1S1B.1 1
Will Meat WHaeaday.
A meeting of the union leadara ta take
action on the proposed strike will be held
In Chicago on Wednesday. By that time
tbe result of tbe strike balloting will
be'tajowrvK wat expected. 'The tunoni
bare suggested that the meeting la Wash
ingtoa he held oa Friday March 18 hut
have received no 'om Mr. Parts
Davis Awaits Word :
From Packers and Men
WAHIDNGTON Msrch 13 Secretary
of Lebor Davis Sunday Bight still was
awsitlng replies from four of the Ave
lrsillng peckers and from packing house
employes to hia offer ot mediation In the
controversy arising from the proposed
wege rut announced to take effect to
Wilson ft Co. In a telegram received
Sundsy by the secretary agreed to t!m
secretary's proposal of a conference be-
tween two representatives each from the
packers and their employee. In which Mr.
Davis will participate with Secretaries
) Hoover of the commerce and Wallace
of the agricultural departments in
role nf siirlaers.
Fort Worth Workers
To Accept Award ' ;
' FORT WORTH Texas March I-.
Packing house workers here Sunday de
dded toccept whatever dedslon la made'
on the wage and hours question by the
arbitration committee of tbe Butcher
Workmen's union according to Jamea
Bartlett business sgent of the local
Tbe local employes of the psckers did
not vote on s strike question at their
meeting today Bartlett aald. It aa
decided atthe meeting to leave the eet
tlement of the questions with the Srbi-
is st Chicago be said. Another meeting
of the local will be called some time this
Concentration of Pacific (
Fleet To Be Ordered Soon
By Lesaed Wire to The Houston Post.
WAHUINGTON March' l.VOrdera
concentrating practically tbe entire naval
fleet- in tbe Pacific will be sent out within
a few weeke it was learned Sunday
night from a high authority. Thle is
being dene It was declared not aa a
military gesture but merely as a return
to sound naval strategy. .;
Division of (the nation's fleet It waa
pointed out has been declared by every
naval authority for a generation te.be
tbe height of folly and the preeeat situ-
ation of the United States Sect haa been
giving grave concern to high naval efll-
eers ever since tbe division wss ordered!
by former Secretary of the Navy Daniels.
The fleet bae been divided etnes last
spring just before the Baa Francisco
conventioa. Curiously enough according
to high naval authorities had the logical
thing been done at that time the con-
centration ef the fleet la the Pacific
the political purposes which may have
been served by sending pert of the fleet
to Hen Francisco waters would have b"t
much better .served since the Ted. -cos
st voters would have been even mere
pleased at seeing at) et tbe Seat trans-
ferred to their water a. than a partes
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