Washington Post, April 16, 1920

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April 16, 1920

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - April 16, 1920, Washington, District Of Columbia Member Amdated c fated i o- use for -epublleatwufc of all new% ills ii 3 to It not otherwise reOJted bJa payer and aliw die local news published lie W ftiltlufflcm Post it a member of sedated "eeelTlng complete of L orfa ilzatloo era and probably tomorrow; somewhat cooler tomorrow moderate south H tads. Temperature 211 um, 68; minimum, AX-T> 3 food sujip j p-oblem cC was astrravated bv a strikn of chauffeurs and por'ers iiand'mB butter and f-'ozon poultry 'ook a more hopaful aspact w lien the strikers. aXter ncmc idle for hours, voted to to urork tomorrow' morning porters, who caused the strike, LI receive for a 4 hour week under tie new agreement, the union announced They bad been getting 0 The short 1 ed teamsters strike marked by frequent attacks on fucks and several hundred police reserves had to patrol the terminal market No less than 42 at- kes of var oua 'the police sa> are in prog-ess in the west side market territory btu disorder btfn held to a minimum, with but few a-rests Armed Gaards Protect Train. The Erie moved its first freight train into Jersey City today from Po-t Jarvis It brought fuel and WM protected by armed guards, but was no trouble on the trip ON rm-H PAGE By the Prewir.) C 1 icaeo Ap- 1 the food act 2A lead ers in the nsurgent strike of rai road switchmen ut'-e under arrest In Cbi- cago tonight In all 30 warrants were esaed and -ai'road and brotherhood olicia s declared that the last bul wan of e local s rike had s said 200 o ei v ould be issued later Tne'uaecl in the number arrested ai Jonji Grunau p-esldent of tl e Cb cago Yardmen 3 the oa-ent ouMaw union The men were unexpectedly b> Federal agents at meetings of strikers The arrested men who also included H B Reading CAairman of the United Knginemen's Association were re'eased on 000 bond each for a hearing April 2i by Commissioner Mason Strikers Resent Arrests. The raid had been under prepara tion fo-i a week, District torne> r C'ljne said The arrests fol lowed telephonic communication -with General Palmer at ington The section in the act under which today s action was taken ides a penalty of not more than a COVTINOKD ON EIGHTH B. 0. MEN ALSO QUIT Eckington Trains Now Tied Up for First Time in Troubles. MERCHANTS ISSUE WARNING Arrests of Radical Leaders Tend to Restore Order. BACKBONE OF STRIKE BROKEN President Calls New Labor Board to Meet Here Today. t Is Kxpeeted Department of Jua- Up Beds Who Fomented Trouble Will Bare Sup- port of Congress Move in House to Impeach Sec- retary of Labor Post. Supply of Necessaries Short, Deal- ers Poiiit Xo Time to Remedy Situation Between First WaWlfcout antl Second Last Clash Blamed on Law-Off of Potomac- Yard Crews. By ALBERT W. POA. Copyright L120 br Tuc Washington Tost Co 1 Indications last n'grht were thaf the bacKbon-1 of the outlaw strike has beei b-oken and effoits of the radi cals and communists c ecked by and decisKe action the Department of Tustice The projrram followed b> Attornev Gpn e1 al PaTmef- appears to sepa-at ed the patriotic Glbbmie all OatketUew n ing1 them of the r con- firmation and asking- them to meet and orgarriie this morning in the office of D Hines d rector general of railroads Move to Impeach L. F. Post. Jn the House of Represcntam es im- peachment proeeed'ngs were sta-ted against Assistant Secretary o' L.abor Ixmls K Post on charges of and unwarranted abuse power in obstructing the deportation of alien enemies seeking to undermine and overthrow the government of the United States The local situation took a turn for the worse yesterday when switching crews at the EckinKton and Potomac yards walked out. The crews at the latter had, been out once before this week, but had returned and the railroad officials believed their griev- ances settles! At the GcKington j ards which are under control of the Baltimore and Ohio It was said the crews had gone out through a misunderstanding be- tween themselves, their union officials and officials of the railroad Unless the men decide to return within a few hours the food situation may again become alarming Sentiment Behind Palmer. In general, the temper of the ad- ministration and of the American peo- ple appears to be solidly behind At- Freight traffic in and out of this (Uy was completely tied up yester day afternoon, when for the second time within the week, employes in the Potomac jards joined the "olt railroad strike This new strike ties up both of the freight >ards of the city the crews at the Baltimore and Ohio yards in Eckington hav ing walked out at 8 o clock yester dav morning, tying up numbers of trains there for the first in the trou- ble The local food supply is again in peril, merchants warned last night The dav which Intervened between the strikes, had not allowed the transportation to return to normal, and certain food products were "short' before the men went out jesterday Help by Union Chiefs. Officials at the Potomac yards ea d (hat traffic was at a stand- still there They -were Jn conference with renrescntatives of the men tit a late Itotrt- lut nigHt and hoped "to'' effect a settlement of the trouble be- fore mofnmp Leaders of the ers had agreed to attempt to get the Men back to work, it was said but they were doubtful of their ability to do so without considWwible delay Blame of Crews. The 220 men who walked out at Potomac yards aie said to be the same men who retuined to work Tuesday include all employed it the yards the freight conductors ard flasrmen being among them The vatd officials sa-v that the men qi.it because several crews had been laid off tempoiariH It is be- 1 that anothei cause as the de- lav on the of the Senate in the on of the nominal ons of members of tne railwav wage board Tail to Report. Tlie r recurrence of the strike whicn was believed to have been set- tied so 'a- as Washington is con occurred shortlj after S o'clock n the i-orn ng vv lien the swi ching crews at the FYUmston yards of the Baltimo-e and Ohio who were due at at time fa led to report Treso men i Is understood not ouf on the first strike They gave no reason for SLOPP ng work except they d d rot like tha working condi t ors K is reported that the men were urged to wa k out b> men Baltl- moi e P.cports last n'ght sa d that e'sh' oc the men who walked out had been haled be'o-e fie grand jury by agcn's of the Bepai tment of Justice to expla n the'r reasons for str king These reports could not be confirmed early this ti ornirg There aie 30 me i iivolved in tic Lck ns'or >ards Thev com- pose t i" c-h ng vv flout hi h i' 5 inposs ble to cars ntolho locil va-d o- them out- Tie-Up Is Complete. Th 1 as resulted in a comp e up i i 'hose iards so far as Wash- ington fre'sht is concerned About 60 cars of food products and per shablcs are liand ed th-ough tnese yards da 'v It is imnoss bte to either th s freight into the city or to get the cis vvh ch are at present in the jards out The strike w 11 not affect trains which have to pass through the yards as these go through the larger yards outside The strikers seem to be with- out leaders, and even without definite objects They did not hold any meet- ing yesterday tu discuss the matter YOKK CAFE MEN Senator Is Choice of Leaders to Preside at Convention. G. 0. P. ARRANGING DETAILS Johnson's Treaty Fight Will Not Be Indorsed, Reports Say. Defeat of Wood in Illinois and Tric- tion Rumored Among His Cam- paign Managers Leads to Belief He Will Ijose in Indiana and Ohio Hoosler Candidate May Be Given Consideration at Chicago. Vice Jurj Also Hands Lp Supersed- 'ing Indictfnent Against New York Apr'l Federal grand jury sitting in connection with the criminal branch of the United Statei D'strtct Court today returned to Judge Knox two indictments, based j on evidence presented by the Rev John Roach Straton charging Thomas Healy and Peter Galotti restaurant proprietors, with violation! of Volstead act The regular grand jury Investigat- ing vice today handed up to Malone a indictment against Inspector Henry It la simi- lar to the original one. except that it makes some technical corrections and adds approximately 20 additional ad- dresses of alleged disorderly houses. By OEOBGE ROTHWBLI, DROWN. (Copjrnjht 1020 bj TUe Washington Post Co 'H .th Republ can situation rap idly ciea-i'jmg in conseqjence of the ser'ous setback sustained by Maj Gen Leonard Wood a-id signs of still further friction to come In the rra-i- agement of his campaign the direct- of the party a busness affairs are gett'ng the nat onal convention machinery in order The committee on. a-rangements jesterday sent out a ca 1 for a meeting at the Corgress Hotel In C ncagro on May 10 to select t le temporary chairman The indications a e that the choice will fall upon Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts Senate lead cr chairman of the 1 oreign i la lions committee dist ngu.shed spokes man and able strateg st rt is also probably that Senator Lodge will Tie come the permanent chaiiman by vo'e of the convention Thus he will not only sound the keynote but will direct the proceedings during hat promises to be one of tne stornjiest of conventions I-iodge Alone in Field. No other name than that of Sena or Lodge has been under serious consid- eration for the temporary chairman- ship although several others have been mentioned in the informal can Van which has been made His selection will mean that the partj leaders have every expectation that the convention will Indoise in the platform the position on the leag-ue of nations taken by the reservatlomsts and stand sauarefj be- Wnf the party in on principle issues 4 It is that Senator .Itfhnsou and 'bitter on tfoe treaty HfJll fail to secure a plank their irreconcilable attitude, Californian, In the end port the ticket That lemams yet to be dempnstrated The call for the Chicago meeting, at vvhic-h the con- vention offloerq will be chosen, was sent out jesterday interest now chiefly centei n the coming primal les in Ohio on Apul and in Indiana on May 4 bemg States of the powelful group whirh make or unmake candidates Illinois Hurt Gen. Wood. n both States interesting reactions have followed the Illinois victo v of Gov Lowden and the defeat of Gen Wood Until now a prospective tor of importance in both the showing nnde bj the soldier candi date in Il'inois will seriouslv injure him hen lie turns Ins attack upoi Harding in Ohio and Ind ana against a field conta'nmg two men who have already beaten him badly in other States To atld to 'he disaster which has overtaken oojl so long the- leading candidate for the Republican nomination has come n- creased f i iction in his general staff Another immediate changje in the management of Gen ood s cam- paign vvould occasion no surprise, the chief uncertainty at the present time being as to whether Col AViIham Cooper Proc'or or Vrank H Hitch cock will sever his official relat first Af'er den ood s dtbacle in Michi- gan he to place the blame upon h managers the-c H s inva- s on of Illinois Ss now a proved erior of judgment on somebodv s part Thr s tuat.on in "Nebraska s v e o' a lack of coo-dirat on between the management 111 Omaha and the cen- campaign management at Ch cago and Aew "5 ork The ood managers in Indiana lave aroused antagonisms so that it seems ceitam that the general will lose that State wnich six weeks ago he might easily have carried The campaign for delegates In the South has rred up a hornet s and, there has been in consequence of the general slump in the "Wood campaign an outcropping of bitterness among the vario is Wood leaders Such w campaign as Gen Wood has made thrives on success, but languishes on, setbacks Managers Reported at Odds. Tt is no secret that Gen Wood s po- litical affairs were in desperate condi- tion when Frank H Hitchcock took over the active management under cir- cumstances which still left Col Proc- tor In, a pbsition of more or less au- thority Witlv Hitchcock's advent be- gan the Invasion of the favorite-son- States and the attempt to put the gen- eral over at Chicago by obtaining for him enough pledged delegates to turn the trick on the flrst or second ballot That plan of campaign, credited to Mr Hitchcock, has resulted in disaster In Michigan and Illinois, in both of which States Gen Wood not only has lost the delegates, but all .hope of ob- taining support In the later stages ot the cbnysntion The new- friction In. the, Wood camp promises to injure him In Ohio.'and if it should prove to be serious and come to a head before tho primaries, it will cost the soldier candidate, the support either of the Hitchcock or the Proctor people there. Confronted now by the certainty unable to capture the nomi iioitby aaaault and the lljat so many enemies have been made that convention reconciliations wilt be impossible the supporters of Gen Wood go into the plVotal States of In- diana and Ohio under handicaps which might dishearten veteran politicians The loss of those two States cannot fail to put Gen "Wood far down in tlie list of presidential contenders Newspapers Helped Him. Gen Wood's chances in Indiana have been peculiarly injured by his defeat in Illinois HlB newspaper sup- port in that he has had most of the impoitant newspaper sup sought aid his co-use by dis (ouraging the candldacj of the Ind! ana senators and Gov Goodrich delegates at large This has steadllv been arousing their f i lends The maneuver has not sue ceedeik and the attempt by the Wood people to bring pressure to bear upon Indiana congressmen also has reactc.l adv ersely The Indiana newspapers which have been supporting Gen Wood have been among the bitterest antagonists of Major Thompson of Chicago Thov are now placed in the position of see ing- -with chagrin their candidate in Indiana in Chicago u vote given to him by the political boss of the largest pro-German and ladleal eitv in America Neither Gen Wood nor Senator Johnson can claim much upon tlie vote polled in Chicago nor can the general hurl at the Callforn'an the (harge that he received the radital pro-German in Detroit since m Chicago he himself becomes the recip lent of it The psychological effect of Gen Woods defeat in Michigan and Illinois also will be to hurt him in adjacent State of Indiana Anothei th'-ig tending to decrease Ge-i Woods lead n Ind ana is the 'act that as Gen "Wood loses stpengt'i as a foimidabl-e contender for the nomma Ion adn no other man e-nergres from the field as a ce- a'n winner, t le conclasion is borne upon Tnd ana e-s that 1'ieir own S'ate still has a rhanre of offering: the ch tago i or vention a cand date Indiana Revives Hopes I" j i m d Apr I Mie that Wood cannot be nominated is not Indiana t.kely in mid-Ma> to deciae that Hoos'ers are still In the contest0 As a matter of fact in Gov Goodrich and Senator -Watson lTdi ana has two potential candidates both of presidential size and greo- sraphicallj available and one might go on and mention other distm gulshed sons of this prairie Common- wealth of able statesmen and shre.wci politicians Vnder these hand caps Gen "VV od 1 enter Indiana against Johnson and Lowden one of whom beat him in Muh gan and the other in Illnols On 4 wlien the primaries will be held the probability is that a third opponent. Senator Harding will liave defeated him in Ohio And in In- diaa the primary law requires that a candidate inust poll a majority vote in the primaries in order to be the beneflciarj of instructed delegates The Indiana delegates will be se- lected at Stale convention to be held later in Mayt Slpce it is, high- ly Wood v, ill be a winner In pri- marlae. the indications are that "the State convention win send to Chica- go an unJhstructed delegation head ed the governor the two serrafeors and the chairman of the State centia' committee Ml SPLIULINOIS Roger Sullivan's Death Leaves 58 Delegates Free. GIVES ADVANTAGE TO DRYS Other Democratc Leaders Hope to Succeed State BERLIN PREPARING1 FOR A NEW REVOLT Government Buildings ed From Reds by 15 Tanks, 20 Armored Cars. RADICALS LOOK TO RUSSIA Gen. Von Luettwitz Arrested and Baltic Brigade Will Be Disarmed. Pomeranian News Grave. (ll.v thr I-rma.l April 1> (Havai) acts of violence Cannot Leave Ruhr. Minister of Defense Gesslcr speak- ing in the national assembly yester- day, said that the German troops could not leave the Ruhr region until all arms had been surrendered He added that a, parliamentary commis- sion would investigate all allegations that acts of cruelty had been com- mitted by the troops in the Ruhr dis- trict Herr Gassier announced that he had ordered the arrest of Maj Erhardt commander of the naval division, ana that Uie Third naval brigade was be- ing" conveyed to Munster where it be disarmed, by force if neces sitrj. In any case, he said It would be disbanded. The minister con- tinued "News reaching us from Pomerania is extremely serious I there- fore warn all those who influence the conservative press that we are no longer prepared to pit up- with the fresh disturbances Gen. Captured. Berlin, vIp. Paris, April government has succeeded tn placing undar arrest Maj Gen Baron von Liuettwltz, commander of the rebel forces tn the Kapp revolt, the semi- official Wolff bureau announces The general was captured In Pomerania. he had reported in hiding. In addition, Maj Bischof. of the Baltic credited with being a mortag force tn the conspiracy. i 1 William G. McAdoo Believed to Have Been Favored b> Dead General Palmer and Gov. COY May Gain buppojrt. loua May Add 26 to Gov. Attitude. B> JOHN CALIBAN (Copyright 10-0 Washington lost Co Chicago April 1 death of an Democratic boss Oif I hnoiy 11 e political quenceb that are nation wide It h is remov ed from the council of Demo- politicians a man who not only had to dominance of hie party in his own State but who "was thr side partner of Charles Mui pny tho Hall chieftain and Thomas Tag-gar t t he head of the machine in It wi1! t-ike f; om thr t- urn ra P i sua'Iy has woiked mon o one of i s most powerful and lessen i s st 11 ngt i in ho om c onvc i ion in Sii Krinc T geous o Jenning-s and to ti e forces ranged bfh nd him Therefore there is than usua1 nte'-est n the situation produced M> Su an s death delegation w II do at San Francisco who it ill support for the nomina tion 1 at a'tltude it will adopt to- ward tne admmistra ion and the wet and drv are questions wliu h ill be heitedlj ci between now and the t iino of tin iree ing" of thr Mr Su ii.ai support mav incur the anger of tit. of Sullivan but no ization without a s HK powerful head and opjjosition cap il It of division is of as little vaj.ii as d v ided suppoit Former Oov Dunne s t In leader of the anti Su'livan a t on has of an united Sti.tt. Demor under li s leadership bu he i 1 find himself tonfroiited the hos I which members of the i or ganization have inherited Kx-Senator Lew is ormer Senator James Mami itoi Lew is also )b ng-uring on issunii is Sullivart mantle Mr 1 s is candidate for the A ice v on the Democratic ticket Now th it an is dead he believes his i liani t s of united support from t lie I u mo is delegation lias improved The in Democratic heie is that for 'mei Major Carter Harrison w til bt put forth is the successor of Sullivan but lie too had bitter with the late boss The indications aie that bofoie v erj long III nois will bo t twen to Sunday w II be Hi 3 arts opportunitv The om n oriLr it will be recalled an enemy of Sull When he Iat ter is runn ng for the Seiiati. jeais ago xi left the ofTire of Stcietaiy of State for the put pose of campaign ig against the chicagoan Sc did STiatoi Ow en of OK.lahoma w ho has the support of. hit> home State oji for the Democratic on Sullivan would have fouffht Owen 33 he would hav e fought Bryan Probably ill Figlrt It is likely that the delegates elect- ed all of whom were carefully hand picked w 11 oppose Bryan out of re- spect to the wishes of the r dead cli'ef, but to whom they w ill go is another question now The> lean undoubtedly, toward McAdoo but At- torney General Palmer, numbers many friends among them Gov Cox of Ohio also mus be reckoned with in an> consideration of the way mem bers of the delegation will U cir votes While the Democrats in this State are speculating on the consequents of Mr Sullivan's death the supporters of Gov jLowden are expressing satis- faction on Iowa's caucuses ResuHR thrpuffhout the State indicate that tftfe county conventions on Saturday in moat of the districts if not all of them, will instruct delegates for If there chould no upset In the situation the governor will wltJUn a lew days add 26 more votes to hfca string Wood Claims 17 Defefatea. Here in Chicago, the frtends of Gen Wood are claiming seventeen delegates. They claim that the State preference vote affcritea by districts and that the carried-by tke creaeral the aupport candidacy The IMT and not a district preterence and therefore the I-owden men insist the will receive the support of the delegation The con- duct of the seventeen delegates will deppnd upon Ma> or Thompson He is letting it leak out that he will sup port on the first ballot mere Iv out of compliment to thr of the people of Chicago but that the ho controls will be transferred to thegovernor if there should be an> indication that ood w ill nomination Politicians here realire that Thompson is adopting attitude for tho purpose of forcing an ment at the coming State tonvention that he II be reelected i ational committeeman The d iw n I hav e hithei to reported are HO'-C on Thompson b the Finns', 1 ar i Railroad lite tonight that a commit tee rt presenting1 arimis shop orafi in the Philadelphia district has ans tud !a Hiurta gov e nirtent a werr- on i r t aiian78 d lt d t 1 r dent Apr.l 13 Despite tie at first insistent reporta that A iv aro Obreson had fled thifa citv there 11 good reason to believe be is> still in, the capital and hiding in the su burbs either in l-aieda] or Taruba ar cording to local newspapers Minister of tho Interior Berl asserted today that congress v. ould not convene or hold a. special seasion and that a postponement of tlie ele to isonora to put down the revolt %A it! an F Hi r don c IP n g i IT a I 1 n p 11 j 1 1 r u a r ast 1 fa 51 T 1 r w i i n to n f i e iVei ariiei rlal i i r rrj ng t i r r i f 1 r i u e t j e on i a i i r i, j i i f 11 e j vv d i T t i f n P i j i 1 n IJ 1 I jn ar 1 r t i I r1- iiij HI f c i u 1 n 1 i f f 1 i IP i e v, T i u i i r p H 1 T f k r 1 4 l-i rl r y i i f ft f i r 1 I t i p o i i i i 1 1 ''-if. f-tr ai i f M i f t I f ill f d UK st VliJj-J th v i f-a i i pt i r f P 1 f f i b a riljdrl-l icit'1' 8k I 11 pn h I r i n T f P I t jr rr n 1 r- 11 rlr df I i J i r n 1 t f f I "LIFT" BUHNEaS Bxyected'to Tie Up All New Bnsiaees New ork. April 16 Seventeen thousand elevator employea, operating in nearly all of the city a largest acrapers. and busineM 'struc- tures, tonight were ordered to go out on vtrlke at t o'clock tomorrow morn- tag. Open i T n. i ill 1 I-ii 11 pi IP 15 T Tri t n t i H an i l I i IK _ i a n i U i 1 1 n-i ii T D pro V d( t 1 i t t MCIP1-! f h t i r t en'-at r f >i l ni i eg niniiK V 1 I i oe t f n j iglon Hi r mpanv t i y earn the per f c its it In th a rr of the omnTib'iioii "The comnuesioq IB od j J) the necessity of granting an increase to both itystcnw but it believes that Coi should readjust liod of so that the ftahlngton Rail- way and Electric Company w ill OOKTIHUVP MMl Ohto RT- ;