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T VOT T VIII n 18 3G1 " """ PORTLAND. OREGON. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1919. 26 PAGES. ' 'PRICE FIVE CENTS
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III GERMANY FREED
Allied Prisoners Also Are
MISSION COMPLETES TASK
Food and Medical Care Di
rected From Berlin.
ARMISTICE STARTS WORK
Serbs, Romans, Greeks and Rus
sians, In Most Pitiable Plight or
All, Get Needed Attention.
BT CTRIL BROWN.
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lieha't by Arrangement.)
BEKLIX. Au. (Special.)
The most uniquely notable bumanl
lirUn enterprise of this historic
period." as Brigadier-General George
H. Harries, chief of mission, charac
terised it In a farewell order to the
members of the United States mili
tary mission In unoccupied Germany,
terminated today, closing; a remark
able chapter in American history.
The story of the American military
"occupation" -of Berlin really began
early in December at the townlet of
Foulsin. ten kilometers from Chau
mont. where Brigadier-General Har
ries, after a fine record as commander
of base section t. which included the
ports of Brest and Cherbourg, had
been for 24 hours in command of the
homegoing Tth division, when he re
ceived orders from G. H. Q. to report
immediately to the chief of staff, with
the intimation that he was selected
for the unique honor and distinction
of "going over the armistice top" and
attaining the "final objective," Berlin.
General Harries orders from Persh
ing's chief of staff, Brigadier-General
J. W. McAndrew. for the "great ad
venture" were to proceed to Spa and
"such other places in Europe as
anight be designated.
OsTlre Set Tr Isr Berlin.
The original, "expeditionary force"
of the United States military mission,
only five strong, left Spa for Berlin
on the armistice special on December
. arriving shortly before midnight
December It. This pioneer party,
whose members later gained the hon
orable nickname of "The Contemptl
bles" of the militray mission, after
the model of the original British ex
peditionary force French's "Con
temptible Little Army" consisted of
Brigadier-General George H. Harries,
in command; Lieutenant C. M. Gail
mard Jr.. his personal aide; Captain
Richard Shellena, A. G. D., as inter
preter officer, and two negro order
lies, both members of General Har
ries' original brigade Private Buster
Paylor and Private John Tally.
General Harries set up his post of
command in room 205 of the Hotel
Adlon. a modest-slsed sitting room
en the second Door overlooking Un
ter den Linden, with alcove bedroom
and bath attached, and on the follow
nig morning. December 11, the head
quarters of the embryonic United
States military mission in Berlin was
open for business.
Repatriation ' Brgwa.
The original "Five Contemptibles"
received valuable reinforcements De
cember 14 in the form of General
Harries expert stenographer. Field
Clerk James H. Moorehouse, and dur
ing the next few weeks the "heyday
of Spartaclsro." the skeleton mission,
undisturbed and undistracted by Ger
many's civil war sideshow, began its
primary task of repatriating Amer
ican prisoners of war.
The repatriation of American pris
oners in Germany took place in three
distinct waves or phases. The first
and biggest wave was the evacuation
movement to Swltxerland from the
concentration camps at Rastatt and
Karlsruhe, in Baden. Immediately
after the slgnlnr of the armistice
most of the American soldiers had
been concentrated at Rastatt. while
the bulk of the American officers had
been concentrated at Karlsruhe. This
wholesale concentration and evacua
tion of the bulk of approximately
4000 American prisoners in Germany
had been efficiently and creditably
organised and carried through chiefly
under the direction of W. W. Hus
band of the American Red Cross of
fice at Berne, who had reached Ber-
n November ana mm
phase of repatriation had practically
bMn finished when the mission
Work la Cn-orsllnatesl.
General Harries, with his staff of
two officers, immediately took charge
and co-ordinated all the various re
patriation activities, particularly de
voting attention to the second phase
the evacuation of small isolated or
scattered detachment, groups of five,
ten and 20 American ex-prisoners in
'various parts of Germany, who had
cot left behind in the first grand rush
for freedom and Swltxerland.
Thanks to the close co-operation of
tns British Ked Cross and the British
mission. General Harries was able to
expedite these small scattered Amer
ican detachments to speediest well
earned freedom by attaching them to
British convoys, some going out to
ind. Olners 10 jiun.nu ana
others oeina fvww cami;
rts via Copenhagen. B
i the United States n
LAVA STREAM DRIVES
HAWAI1ANS TO OCEAN
MILE-WIDE FLOW SWEEPS
DOWN FROM MACXA LOA.
Ranch Homes and Forest Destroyed
by Eruption of Volcano;
Residents In Flight.
HONOLULU. T. H-. Sept. 50. (By
the Associated Press.) Two ranch
homes and much valuable koa forest
have been destroyed by the lava flow
from the latest eruption. of the vol
cano of JIauna Loa on the Island of
Hawaii. The flow apparently was a
mile wide and, moving rapidly,
reached the ocean, -30 miles from the
volcano, today. Residents on the
Kona side are reported fleeing to the
The mountain, which is 13,000 feet
high, first became active three days
ago, when smoke and gases came
from the crater. During the last two
days the eruption had been subsid
ing until last night when the lava
began pouring down the Kona side.
During an eruption in May. 191S. a
cloud of steam and smoke waa sent
20.000 feet into the air when the peak
burst into eruption. Mauna Loa's
crater is 12,000 feet across.
$3,000,000 WHEAT BOUGHT
Spokane Flour Mills Gather Sup
plies From as Far as Dakota.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Sept. 80. (Spe
cial.) More than 11.000.000 of this
year's wheat has been purchased by
the flour mills of Spokane. It is
coming into the city by the carload
and tralnload, some of it from as far
away as Dakota, to be ground by
the electric energy furnished by the
Spokane river and to be distributed
all over the -orld.
"We have purchased to date ap
proximately 500,000 bushels." said G.
I. Toevs. manager of the Centennial
Mill company, "we pay around $2.10
and $2.15 a bushel for most of it, but
have purchased a good deal of Da
kota wheat for Spokane bakers flour
and for this have paid aa high as
$1.07 a bushel."
PRESSMEN CALL STRIKE
Employes of Spokane Job Printers
Demand Wage Increase.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Sept. 30. (Spe
cial.) Members of the Spokane
Pressmen's union will strike tomor
row unless employers agree to their
This was decided at a meeting last
night, according to Frank H. Walker.
president. About 40 men will be af
fected if the strike takes place. The
strike would affect only Job printing
plants of the city.
"I see no hope of a settlement."
said Mr. Walker today. "We are ask
ing less than pressmen in the coast
cities and in cities east of us are re
ceiving. We demand $S and $6.50 for
an eight-hour day, according to the
type of press operated. It la a elid
ing wage scale proposition."
BONDED GOODS GET BY
San Francisco Strikers Say They
Will Not Interfere.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30. Noti
fication that they will not interfere
with the transportation of govern
ment bonded goods was sent to John
O. Davis, collector of the port here
today by representatives of the Rig
gers' and Stevedores' union, whose
members are Idle because of differ
ences over working conditions. The
notification followed a notice served
on the union by Davis that the goods
must not be interfered with.
Representatives of the union and of
the Barge and River Boat Transport
ation Workers' union, which is also
out. met with Mayor James Rolph
today in an effort to settfe differ
ences. SWIFTS ASSERT LOSSES
Government Experts Will Examine
Packing Company's Books.
NEW YORK. Sept. 30. The New
Tork business of Swift or Co. has been
operated at a loss since January 10
last, according to a statement by W.
H. Noyes, vice-president of the New
Tork branch of the company, daring
a conference here today between
packers. Oscar S. Straus, a member
of the fair price committee, and Fed
eral Food Administrator Williams.
The conference was called by Mr.
Williams to determine the reasons for
the lack of stability in meat prices.
Statistical experts have been sum
moned to examine the books of pack
ers here to determine the truth of
statements made regarding losses.
WOMAN'S RIDE IS COSTLY
$5000 In Jewels Taken on Trip
With Men to Lonely Canyon.
LOS ANGELES. CaL. Sept. 30. A
report that she bad been robbed of
diamonds and Jewelry valued at
$5,000 by two men who Induced her to
ride with them to a lonely canyon
near Sawtelle. Cal.. was made today
to the police by Mrs. Vivian Temple
ton of this city.
3 BID ON POWDER PLANT
$5,800,000 OiTered for City That
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 30. Three
bids were submitted today for the
purchase of the government-built
powder plant of Nitro. W. Va. The
highest was $5,800,000.
The city cost the government $70,
UOO.00. ' '
DEBATE SPEEDS UP
mm IN SENATE
36 indments Pressed
fay Senator Fall.
ftfcHT ON DALMATIA WANTED
(Report on Landing of Sailors
at Trau Requested..
EARLY VOTE SEEMS SURE
Authority Tested in Reparations
Commission Held to Exceed
Power of German Kaiser.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 30. The Ger
man peace treaty got a three-hour
speeding up in the senate today, all
but 30 minutes of which was an ad
dress by Senator Fall, republican of
New Mexico, attacking the league of
nations covenant and pleading for
adoption of his 36 amendments which
would keep the United States free
from representation on foreign com
missions, created by the paot.
The rest of the treaty programme
was an address by 'Senator Edge, re
publican of New Jersey, in which he
urged republicans and democrats
alike to hasten its consideration so
that congress might devote its time
and attention to pressing problems at
Llakt Dalmatia Wanted.
Early in the session, the treaty and
covenant came in for considerable dis
cussion, while the senate was debat
ing, at times with feeling, a resolu
tion requesting President Wilson to
transmit a report of the landing of
American sailors at Trau after Ital
ian forces had taken possession of
the fort. While not opposing the
resolution Senator Hitchcock of Ne
braska, charged that it is merely part
of an attempt by republicans to fili
buster, which Republican Leader
Lodge sharply denied.
But throughout the whole Dalma
tian debate the treaty bobbed up con
tinually, bringing later from Senator
Fall the prediction that Italy would
not dare approve "yie Wilson settle
ment of Flume in the face or certain
Early Vote Expeeted.
While leaders generally refrained
from predicting Just when the coun
try might expect a vote on the Fall
amendments, there was a flutter of
excitement today with the suggestion
from high republican sources that the
vote might be taken during the after
noon. But there was little hope of
a decision so early Judging by the
small attendance on . the floor, so
small, indeed, when Senator Fall
began speaking that proceedings were
halted by demand for a quorum call.
The report as to a vote, however.
tConcluded on Page 2, Column 3:
ALBERT TO PASS UP
2 AMERICAN CITIES
MILWAUKEE AD CHICAGO
Belgian Rnler Remembers Cam.
paign Against Mayor Thomp
son and Bcrger's Election.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. (Special.)
The decision of King Albert of Bel
gium, received by wireless from the
transport- George Washington, to
eliminate Chicago and Milwaukee
from the itinerary of his American
tour .on account of 'pro-Germanism
did not come as a aurprise to official
After the mayor of Milwaukee had
publicly declared he would not in
vite King Albert to that city, con
cluding with "to hell with kings," no
official considered Including the Wis
consin metropolis in the itinerary.
So far as Chicagp is concerned, while
a visit there was contemplated, tne
hitter camDaiern against Mayor
Thompson on the ground of disloyal
ty Is still fresh in the minas 01 of
ficials here. The newspapers cf
Rmiuflls and all other allied and as
sociated capitals published the facta
regarding the Chicago campaign mo
they are well known to King Albert
and Queen Elisabeth.
Commercial and other organisa
tions in- Milwaukee extended invita
tions to the Belgian sovereign, but
the braxen tirade of the mayor made
it Impossible to accept tnem. iving
AiherOalso is fully aware of the
fact that a Milwaukee constituency
elected Victor Berger, a member of
the house of representatives, after ne
had veen convicted in the federal
courts on charges of disloyalty.
The state department has not maae
nubile the final itinerary of the Bel
gian sovereigns which was trans
mitted to the George Washington oy
wireless for approval.
LATE UNIONIST WEALTHY
John Mitchell Bequeaths Most of
$250,000 to Family.
WHITE PLAINS. N. T Sept 30..
John Mitchell, former president of the
United Mine Workers of America, left
an -estate of $250,000, mostly in stocks
and bonds, according to a petition for
letters of administration filed in the
surrogate's court of WestchesteT
In a will written in bis own hand
shortly before his death, but believed
to be invalid because It lacked wit
nesses, the labor leader bequeathed
all but $10,000 of . his estr.iJtJ:o his
wife and children." The $10,00 was
to be divided among other relatives
and close friends.
OHIO REFERENDUM . VALID
Supreme Court Upholds Decision
In Prohibition Case.
COLUMBUS, O., Sept. 30. The state
supreme court today affirmed the
lower state courts in holding valid a
proposed referendum on action of the
state legislature in ratifying the fed
eral prohibition amendment.
Petitions calling for the referen
dum already have been filed with the
secretary of state for a vote at the
GOODNESS THE DOCTOR IS COMING
SENATE' IS ASKED TO
POLICING BT T. S. SUGGESTED
TO HALT MASSACRE.
Entire Mate Population of Nation
Reported in Danger of Exter
mination by Turks.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. Practical
ly the entire male population of Ar
menia will be exterminated unless the
Turks and Tartars are checked by
some outside force, according to state
department reports which were pre
sented today by Assistant Secretary
Phillips to the senate committee con
sidering the resolution authorising the
president to send an armed" force into
that country. Mr. Phillips told the
committee he would send it Informa
tion as to how many troops would be
required to police Armenia.
Colonel Haskell of the American
mission to Armenia reported on Sep
tember 25 to the American mission in
Paris that he found the situation "ter
rible beyond description." He said re
lief might be afforded, however, if
he could use troops. The situation
in Russian Armenia, he reported, could
be saved by the equivalent of one
American brigade of infantry.
Colonel Haskell reported the Tar
tars were attacking at that time on
the south and eaet, while Tartar
uprisings were, increasing throughout
The strength of the American forces
was estimated on September 19 as
about 10,000 poorly equipped and
armed. Opposing them were about
40,000 Turks and a considerable force
F. Tredwell Smith, who Just came
out of Armenia, made a report to the
American mission at Paris, relating in
considerable detail horrble conditions
which he said existed. Massacres of
thousands of Armenians were de
scribed and he said the American mis
sion to Armenia saw great numbers of
bodies, many of them decapitated,
floating down one river, on the banks
of which were also many dead.
TEN-HOUR DAY ADVOCATED
Farmers Urge Parity for All Pro-
INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 30. A 10
hour working day for all productive
industries in order that farm labor
may be on a parity with all other
forms of labor was demanded at the
conference of representatives of the
state farm bureau federations of
Michigan, Ohio, Missou:.';, Iowa, Ne
braska and Indiana here today.
Shorter working hours only reduces
production and Increases the cost of
living, the farmers said.
LEAGUE DEMOCRAT WINS
L. B. Rainey Successful in Alabama
GADSDEN. Ala.. Sent 30. Early in
dications tonight were that L. B.
Rainey, democrat was elected in the
congressional election today in the
seventh district over C. B. Kennamer,
The league of nations covenant was
one of the leading issues, Rainey fav
oring It and Kennamer opposing it.
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Unions in, Portland to
SAN FRANCISCO GOES OUT
Advices Get There Too Late
to Avert Walkout.
NEW AGREEMENT NEEDED
Washington Conference Gives
Plants Free Hand to Pay
Definite iHODieement that there
will be ao strike tn Portland skip
yards wu made last night by the
metal trades council upon the receipt
by that body at 11 o'clock of a tele
grram from James O'Conaell In Wash
ington that the hipping' board had
granted coast shipbuilders permission
to pay the new scale, with an increase
in wages of S cents an hour, to be
paid by the operators themselves.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. Strike of
Pacific coast shipyard workers,
threatened tomorrow, was believed
here tonight to have been averted
by an agreement reached after an
all-day conference by which repre
sentatives of the shipping board and
the navy department agreed to per
mit acceptance by the men of wage
increases offered by the shipyards on
the western coast, provided the gov
ernment would share no part of the
Notice of the conference's action
immediately was telegraphed to all
shipyard workers' unions and ship
building companies on the Pacific
Workers Believe Strike Averted.
Representatives of the workers here
were confident that tomorrow's walk
out, which involved the possibility of
a strike also by workers of the in
dustry on the gulf and Atlantic coasts
would be averted. It was-asserted,
however, by some of those attending
the conference that the Pacific coast
companies might find themselves un
able to pay the increased wage scale,
amounting to an average of about 8
cents an hour for practically vll em
ployes, without aid from the govern
ment, and refuse to grant the in
Secretary Daniels and Chairman
Payne of the shipping board, both of
whom attended the conference, de
clared emphatically that the govern
ment would not share in the payment
of any wage advances, this course
having been decided -on by represen
tatives of the department and the
board two weeks ago. In view of the
president's appeal to the railroad
shopmen for a truce and the coming
industrial conference, the two agen
cies last week agreed to continue in
effect the wage scale and the work
ing conditions provided in the Macy
award which was to expire tomorrow.
K'avy States Position.
At the conclusion of the confer
ence the following statement was Is
sued by the navy department repre
sentatives: "At the resumption this afternoon
of the conference between the heads
of the federation of labor, represent
ing the metal trades, the navy de
partment and the shipping board, it
was represented on behalf of the
workmen in the west coast yards that
the statement issued by the fleet cor
poration and the navy that no in
crease in wages over the Macy scale
would be given for the present had
been interpreted by the west coast
shipbuilders as meaning that the
navy and shipping board would not
only refuse to pay out of government
funds such advances in wages as af
fected the cost of construction of
government vessels but would pro
hibit' the shipbuilders from paying
the advances agreed to under a
written agreement recently consum
mated between the builders and their
workmen, either for work which was
not governmental or out of their own
profits in the case of government
construction and that the govern
ment was, therefore, put in the light
of preventing the shipbuilders from
paying out of their profits increases
in wages to their- men on the west
coast which some of them had al
ready agreed to pay.
avy Without Jurisdiction.
"Mr. Daniels, speaking for the navy,
made clear that the navy department
felt that it had no Jurisdiction as to
what wages should be paid where re
imbursement was ont to come, di
rectly or indirectly, from the govern
ment, but that in conformity with the
statement already Issued, it was the
clear belief of the department as well
as of the Emergency Fleet corpora
tion, that the government agencies
generally following the precedent
established in the case of the rail
read men, shauld pot grant any in
creases intil after a definite policy
had been determined at the coming
industrial conference next week. The
entire situation was thoroughly gone
over, and at the conclusion of the
conference, the following telegram
was sent to the west coast yards
doir.g navy work by the navy de
partment: "'The navy department will be en
tirely willing to take up the wage
question in Pacific coast shipyards
where it has contracts alter the
- (Continue on Face i Coiumn U.
CONTINUES TO GAIN
IMPROVEMENT NOTED AFTER
GOOD NIGHT'S REST.
Executive Is Permitted to Give
His Attention for Short Time
to Important Business.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30. President
Wilson, whose illness took a turn for
the better yesterday, continued to im
prove today under the rest cure pre
scribed by his physician.
After the first good night's rest he
has had since he. was taken ill, the
president was up most of the day and
was permitted by Dr. Grayson to give
his attention for a short time to
pressing executive matters. He
signed several minor bills and resolu
tions, sent some nominations to the
senate and dictated a few letters.
During the afternoon he took an
other automobile ride.
Dr.' Grayson would make no predic
tion today whether the president
would be able to take part in the la
bor and industrial conference here
A bulletin issued tonight at 10:30
o'clock at the White House said:
"The president spent a fairly com
fortable day and is improving."
At the orders of Dr. Grayson, not
only have all engagements for the
near future been cancelled, but it has
been decided that for the present the
president will not be permitted to
see any of the senate leaders regard
ing the treaty controversy.
Although the president's condition
precludes his taking any active part
in directing the peace treaty fight in
the "senate, he has shown much inter
est and received a report on the sit
uation from Secretary Tumulty late
Senators directing the administra
tion fight for ratification of the treaty
without amendment or reservation ad
vised the president through Mr. Tu
multy that the treaty would not be
amended and that no reservation
which would require its re-submission
would be adopted.
BANKER SUGGESTS TRUCE
Increased Production Held Rem
edy for Unrest.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 30. Increased pro
duction as a means .of settling the
present industrial unrest and the dec
laration of an industrial truce for six
months as a method of reducing the
cost of living, were suggested by W.
P. G. Harding, governor of the fed
eral reserve board, in an address be-,
fore Vche convention of the American
Bankers' association today.
Causes of the labor trouble. Gov
ernor Harding asserttd, are directly
traceable to the war, to its waste and
destruction, its heavy drain upon
available supplies that constituted
so large a part of the world wealth
and to financial expedients, which, he
said, were necessary to obtain these
COUPLE DIE; PISTOL NEAR
Bodies of Man and Woman Found
in Seattle Hotel Room.
SEATTLE, Sept. 30. Dead bodies
believed to be those of E. E. '"tiller,
35, shipyard worker, and Miss Minnie
Bellows, 25, were found in a room in
a downtown hotel here today. An
automatic revolver lay near Miss
Bellows. Police said they thought
she killed Fuller and took her own
Miss Bellows left letters addressed
to Miss Hazel Doll, Huntington, Or.,
and L. E. Belldws, Seattle. In Fuller's
pocket was found a telegram sent j
him some time ago by Miss Bellows
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
53 degrees; minimum, 47 degrees.
Senate is asked to police Armenia and halt
massacres. Page 1.
Marines' action at Trau taken at request
of Italians. Page 6.
Cossacks flay United States soldier in
Siberia. Page 3.
Hawatlans flae before hot lava stream.
Flume mffV fir Balkans, Paris council
tears. Page 2.
German organic league to protect kaiser.
British railway strike situation slightly
improved. Page, 2.
Every American in Germany free. Page 1.
Debate speeds up '.reaty in senate. Page 1.
President Wilson is steadily regaining
strength. Page 1.
Senator Reed of Missouri calls treaty cove
nant "league of war." Page o.
Streetcar men say public must finance
roads. Page 5.
Steel men now look to Washington confer
ence. Page 3.
Omaha grand Jury to investigate riot.
Center of steel strike moves to Washing
ton. Page 1.
Portland baseball fans st yes on world
series at Cincinnati. Page 18.
Dutch Reuther is selected by Pat Moran
f to open world series against White Sox.
Seattle clubs to rotate In smokers. Page-17.
Commercial and Marine.
With advance in .wheat, patent flour prices
are raised. Page 25.
Chicago corn weak, owing to decline In
exchanse and slump in hog prices.
Steel shares strong features of Wall-street
- market. Page 23.
Higher tax levy held necessary by docks
commission. Page 24.
Portland and Vicinity.
City building code opponents find sup
porters heard by council. Page 19.
Nursery site to be chosn soon. Page 26.
Claim for balance unpaid on aditorium
filed with city. Page 24.
One case of Influenza breaks out in Port
land. Page 19.
Blanket" and bacon are leaders at United
States army store sales today. Page 15.
Housewives plan to address clubs to further
price war. Page 12.
Fight over salary lift in council expected
todaj'. Page 11.
Mayor Tiaker scores producer on public
market. - rasa ij.
CENTER OF SH
MOVES TO CAPITAL!
Senate Committee Opens
REVOLT EXPOSE FORECAST
Gary and Foster to Present
Versions of Strife.
BIG QUESTION AT ISSUE
Evidence Gathered to Show Rus
sian Money Csed to Create
Unrest in America.
BY CARL W. ACKERMAX.
(Copyright, 1B19. by The Public Jedyer
company. Published by Arrangement)
WASHIXGTOX, Sept. 30. The "red-
trail tonight leads to Washington.
For months various agencies of the
United States government have been
following the revolutionists in this
country, from Seattle to Pittsburs:
and now, as a result of the critical
industrial situation brought upon th
nation by the steel strike, the United
States senate committee on education
use of much of this information when
It resumes Its hearings tomorrow
Every road leads to Washington.
E sJTVTi e j) earn y...xa m w mwmwm w
Everything depends upon what la
done in Washington tomorrow and
Thursday, when the senate commit
tee is scheduled to examine E. H,
Gary, president of the United States
Steel corporation; William Z. Fostpr,
secretary treasurer of the Ameriiaa.
Federation of Labor committee to
organize the iron and steel wrkerSy
and M. F. Tighe, president of the
Amalgamated Association of Iron and
Steel workers. Upon the testimony of
these men as much as upon the ques
tions which are asked them, rests
the security of the United States.
Senate to Hunt for Caoae. .
This investigation can be a farce
and it may be the most valuable
channel for giving the American
people information about the activ
ities of a small group of men who
are striving to bring about a gen
eral strike and revolution. After
Mr. Gary and Mr. Foster have testi
fied, the country will know, or It wilt
have an opportunity to know, not
alone the questions which make tha
great divid" between the steel In
dustries and their employes, but It
may learn that the most Important
Issue in this strike is the one of a
As the situation stood toniKht ther
was every indication that the senata
will go behind the scenes of tha
strike and drag out to public view
the men who are ceaselessly and se
cretly laboring to destroy industry
as it Is known today, and govern
ment as It was founded by those whu
framed the constitution when Amer
ica was born as an independent, dem
ocratic, representative republic.
Preaaure Placed on Soluna.
It is surprising, however, to learn
how "much pressure is being brought
to bear upon individual senators to
cloud the real issue of this strike. By
telephone, telegraph, mall and mes
senger. Information Is being sent from
sources which I am inclined to believe
do not want a full Investigation. But
I am confident, after my talks with,
some members of the commitce on
investigation, especially Senator Will
iam Kenyon of Iowa, that the com
mittee possesses the courage and de
termination to "get to the bottom"
no matter what individuals suffer.
Complete Expose Assured.
I came to Washington two days
ago after spending a week In Pitts
burg, to place the Information which .
I had collected before the aenate
committee. I have irt my possession
tonight evidence to prove all tha
charges I have made regarding the,
revolutionary character of the steel
strike, but after two days of con
sultation with responsible persons in
Washington I am withholding this
data because in the opinion of
these men the publication before the
examination of some witnesses would
tend to. put witnesses on guard when
the best interests of the country will,
according to the opinions, be served
by awaiting developments on Thurs
day. Should the senate committee,
however, fail to bring out the under
lying' facts of the strike, a complete
expose of the activities of William
Z. Foster and his co-workers will
German Agents Active.
Since coming to Washington I have
learned that the activities of the
revolutionists in the United States
are even more extensive than I had
been able to unearth in Pittsburg or
other American cities which I visited
on my "swing around the circle" In
vestigating conditions. I learned, for
instance, that the hand of both Ger
man agents and representatives of
trfe soviet government had been dis
covered stretching across the Atlantic
from Stockholm, Moscow and Liver
pool.. And as far as I have been able
to learn, the government cannot place
its finger upon the men in this coun
try who are directing and aiding the
"redh" within our borders. It has
much evidence regarding their activ
ities, but lacks the legal proof.
There is in Stockholm a German
agent, formerly a propaganda repfV-
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