Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 23, 1919, Image 1

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"'tosknSVPTUND choice
Collective Bargaining
Resolution Defeated.
Parting Shot Delivered
Gompers on Retiring.
"We'll Meet In Conference Again,'
Says Labor Leader, "And Then
Tou'll Be Glad to Talk."
WASHINGTON. Oct. 22. Labor
withdrew from the national industrial
conference tonight after its final ef
fort to obtain adoption of a col
lective bargaining resolution had been
defeated by the vote of a njajority of
the capital group.
Although the representatives of
both the public and capital announced
their intention of remaining in the
conference, the next movement in the
effort to restore industrial peace to
the country evidently rested with
President Wilson.
Secretary Lane will make a per
sonal report of the situation to the
president, but neither leaders in the
conference nor officials generally
would venture a prediction as to
what course Mr. Wilson would take.
Conference to Sleet Today.
The conference will be called to
gether tomorrow as usual.
Withdrawal of the labor group was
announced by President Gompers of
the American Federation of Labor,
a;ter a dramatic speech. It came
only a few hours after Secretary Lane
had read a letter in which President
Wilson, dictating from his sickbed,
appealed for harmony in the confer
ence and for the final working out of
av programme of industrial peace.
Representatives of labor did not
Join In the applause which greeted
the letter and Mr. Gompers character
lied as "most unfortunate" a motion
by John Spargoof the' public group,
that each group pledge the president
it would make every effort to ac
complish the work for which the con
ference was called. The motion was
withdrawn and the conference re
cessed so the labor group could meet
to determine its future course.
Resolution Is Presented.
When the conference convened In
the afternoon, the labor group pro
posed the : following resolution:
"Tlje right of wage earners to or
Krtnize without discrimination, to bar-,
gain collectively, to be represented
by representatives of their own
choosing In negotiations and adjust
ments with employers in respect to
wages, hours of labor, and relations
and conditions of employment is
In introducing the resolution, Gom
pers declared President Wilson's let
ter to the conference demonstrated
that "the mind of the president is as
clear as it ever was during his entire
life and indicates to us that he will
soon be restored to the nation and to
the world In the full power of his
wonderful mind."
One Vote Defeats Measure.
The resolution immediately was
brought to discussion and vote, the
labor and public groups uniting in its
support on the roll-call. The major
ity against the resolution in the capi
tal group was one vote, but under the
conference rules this majority was
sufficient to defeat the resolution.
Mr. Gompers told the conference
the resolution has been rejected
"without right or reason, rejected on
grounds go flimsy that the men sit
ting in the employers' group will
have difficulty in explaining their
action to their fellows in the world."
"You have defeated the labor group
in its declaration," he declared, "but
we will meet you again in conference
and when we do meet you there you
will be glad to talk collective bar
gaining. Legislated Oat," Snyn Chief.
"I have sung my swan song in this
conference. You have by your action
legislated us out of the gathering.
We have nothing further to say and
it is with a feeling of regret that
we are not able to remain longer.
Our chief regret is the defeat of every
fair proposition on our part. The die
Is cast. We cannot remain longer."
Addressing the conference after
defeat of the resolution, Mr. Gompers
declared that the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor
In a meeting last night voted to
devote all the moral and financial
support of the federation to aid the
steel strikers in enforcing their de
mand for collective bargaining:.
Representatives of the four railroad
brotherhoods remained in the. confer
ence until the session adjourned, but
they announced that they did so "out
of courtesy to the other delegates
and that they were in accord with the
main body of the labor group.
Conference Rales Criticised.
Mr. Spargo asked the labor dele
gates not to make their decision irre
vocable, but to remain with the un
derstanding that the conference
would "proceed to develop and formu
late a general programme which will
clearly define and establish the right
of collective bargaining."
Calling attention mat only a "verv
Bulletins Issued by Physicians Say
Night Rest Is Best Since
Illness Began.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22. President
Wilson was permitted again today to
transact, public business. After what
his physicians described as one of the
best nights he has had since his ill
ness began, he signed the amend
ments to the food control act provid
ing penalties for hoarding and
profiteering in food and clothing and
three other measures of minor impor
tance. Tomorrow the proh'bition enforce
ment bill will be returned to the
White House by the department of
justice with an opinion as to its con
stitutionality and it is expected th'at
if the president shows no 111 eTfects
from his work yesterday and today
he will be allowed to study the opin
ion and pass on the bill.
The president's physicians an
nounced today that his temperature,
pulse and respiration continued nor
mal and that his digestion was more
satisfactory. The bulletin Issued to
day follows:
"White House, October 22, 1-919,
11:10 A. M. The president had one of
the best nights since his illness be
gan. His temperature, pulse and res
piration rates continue normal. His
digestion is more satisfactory. Gray
son, Rufrin, Stitt."
The bulletin issued by Dr. Grayson
from the White House tonight said:
"The president has had a comforta
ble day."
Drs. Young and Fowler, It was said
tonight at the White House, were well
satisfied with the prostatic condition
of the president.
Dr. Grayson supplemented his night
bulletin with the information that the
patient's condition was as good as
could fee expected. The increased ac
tivity of the prestdftat w-as not indic
ative of any decided improvement 1"
his condition, Dr. Grayson Mid, -adding
that it was thought that permit
ting the president to sign bills would
perhaps be better for him than to
withhold the bills and allow the con
sequent anxiety, to take action on
such matters.
Immediately after breakfast this
morning, the president turned his at
tention to the national industrial con
ference, to which he addressed a letter
yesterday. .
Later in the day some additional
executive business was laid before the
Covered Bridge Little Used Pre
empted by Family.
EUGENE, Or., Oct. 22. (Special.)
A man and his family have pre
empted the newly-built covered
oriage inai spans LaKe creek, near
Swisshome, on the main road between
nugene ana itiapieton, according to
information received by county of
nciais yesieraay, ana nave set up
housekeeping on the ',' structure, ef
fectually blocking traffic
Constable J. J. Harbaugh was sent
out there yesterday to order the
squatters to move out. There i
never much team or auto traffic
along that road and the man evident
ly thought the bridge was not in use.
Proposal to Print Magazine Outride
of New York City Made.
NEW YORK, Oct. 22. Publishers
who suspended operations as the. re
suit of the lockout and strike in the
local printing industry were invited
to consider plans for the publication
of their periodicals outside New York
City in a statement Issued tonight by
John Adams Thayer, secretary of tin
New York Publishers' committee.
Such action was indorsed yesterday
by a committee representing publish
ers of periodicals and trade papers.
First. Lord of Admiralty Tells of
Baltic Situation.
LONDON, Oct. 22. Parliament re
sumed its sessions today, the house of
commons meteing at 2:45 o'clock, when
Walter Hume Long, first lord of the
admiralty, was called upon to answer
series of questions concerning the
Baltic situation.
Mr. Long replied with considerable
force. British ships were in the Bal
tic, he said, but he was without in
formation aa to the reports that they
had been in action.
Prosecution of Traffickers in Mon
ey Is Ordered.
PARIS, Oct. 22. The gradual dis
appearance of silver coin from circu.
lation has caused the minister of Jus
tice to circularize his department, or-
aering iramcicers in money prose
cuted with the full force of the law.
A law promulgated last week made
it an offense, punishable with fine
and imprisonment, to hoard, melt, re
coin or withdraw from circulation any
of the legal currency of the country.
American Law Would Be Copied If
Liquor Is Banished by Slavs.
PRAGUE. Oct. 22. The Czecho-
Slovakian government is considering
the enactment of a law declaring total
The law would be similar to the law.
Convention of 1922 to Be
Held in West.
Executive Board Created
Have General Charge.
Greater Power Vested In Eight Pro
vincial Synods; Three-Year
Budget Is Presented.
DETROIT, Mich.. Oct. 22. (Spe
cial.) The invitation extended by
Bishop W. T. Sumner of Oregon, the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, and
the mayor and city council of Port
land, was accepted by unanimous vote
today when the house of bishops of
the triennial general convention of
the Protestant Episcopal church con
curred in the resolution of the house
of deputies to that effect. The con
vention in 1922 will be held in that
Only once before in more than 100
years has the convention Deen neia
on the Pacific coast, that having been
20 years ago, when San Francisco
was the convention city. The Port
land auditorium as a meeting place.
together with other unusual attrac
tions, were advanced in support of
that city's invitation and no dissent
ing vote was cast against its accept
ance. DETROIT, Mien., Oct. 22. Three
radical departures from the old church
order that obtained for more than a
century were - accomplished by the
general convention of the Protestant
Episcopal church today. The house of
bishops concurred in action of the
house of deputies creating an execu
tive board to have general charge of
the work of the church, virtual ap
proval was given the plan for greater
unity between church bodies, ap
proached - through the concordat be
ing worked out with the Congrega
tional church, and greater powers were
granted the eight provincial synods.
Bishop Given Power.
The church's business organization
may now be -likened to that of the
United States government. The pre
siding bishop and executive council
virtually are a president and a cab
inet, the presiding bishop being given
executive power under the new canon
creating the board. The two bodies
of the general convention, really the
congress of the church, lose none of
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Living Quarters' Destroyed When
Oil Stove Explodes In Plant of
Orchard Company.
THE DALLES, Or.. Oct. 22. (Spe
cial.) Fire, starting from the explo
sion of an oil stove, completely de
stroyed the women' -ng quarters
at the plant of tr .fur Orchard
company this mor at 5 o'clock.
The long building ay 20 feet, was
immediately wra C1 - in flames fol
lowing the exp ;? .. The fire was
fought heroical plant employes
and volunteers Dufur. Wet sacks
were used. A v 1 wind fanned the
flames and-, i difficulty was the
blaze confin-. the sleeping and liv
ing quarter he mesa hall in the
Immediate v'lcinlty caught fire, but
was saved by prompt work.
Sixty women and children, scantily
clad, some in their night clothes, es
caped from the burning building with
out Injury. Practically all of the per
sonal effects of the women and chil
dren were lost, the value of which la
expected to run Into several thou
sands of dollars. The building de
stroyed was new, having been erected
only last summer. It was valued at
$2500 and is covered by Insurance.
After rescuing his wife and child
from the burning building. Timekeep
er Dudley Nickson, recently dis
charged from the Canadian army,
rushed back into the flames and made
a sensational rescue of a woman over
come by smoke and heat. N. A. Broe-
ren also displayed heroism when he
ran, half clad, into the burning bond
ing and carried out a woman employe
who had been trapped by the rapid
advance of the fire.
Foreman Earl Scott, ex-army man.
and other ex-service men were re
sponsible for prompt control of tho
blaze. Had the wind been blowiny
from the east, instead of from tha
west, the entire plant would hat a
been destroyed.
Washington Governor Gets Release
for Jail Breaker.
ABERDEEN. Wash., Oct. 22. (Spe
cial.) D. M. Delmas, Victoria cross
winner, who was on Monday sentenced
to nine months In state prison by
Judge Ben Sheeks on a charge of Jail
breaking, has been paroled by Gov
ernor Hart, and has been placed In
charge of Alex Poison, wbo will pro
vide him with employment.
Delmas was released from the "court
ty jail this afternoon. .
Xational Assembly Abolishes Xamc
of "German-Austria."
VIENNA, Oct. 22. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) The national assembly
today adopted an act abolishing the
name of "German-Austria" for the
nation and substituting the title "re
public of Austria."
The Pan-German party offered vlo
lent opposition to the change.
Official Figures Show "Flying Par
son" Spent Longer Period in
Flight In Cross-Country Race.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 22. Although
Lieutenant B. W. Maynard was the
first to complete the transcontinental
air race. Captain J. O. Donaldson made
the flight in about ten hours less fly
ing time, according to the latest cal
culation, the war department today
announced. , The war department's
comparison of the two aviators' fly
ing time follows:
Donaldson, from New York to San
Francisco. 31 hours 37 minutes 11
seconds: San Francisco to New York,
25 hours 56 minutes 3S seconds; total,
57 hours 33 minutes 57 seconds.
Maynard, from New York to San
Francisco, 25 hours 11 minutes 8
seconds; San Francisco to New York,
41 hours 52 minutes 32 seconds; total,
67 hours 3 minutes 40 'i seconds.
CHICAGO, Oct. 22. Captain Alex
ander Pearson and Lieutenant Earl
H. Manzelman landed today at Mine
ola, N Y., being the fourth and fifth
aviators to complete the second lap
of the army's double transcontinental
air race, 6402 miles. Eight other
flyers made varying progress across
the country in their efforts to com
plete the race.
Pearson completed the flight at
1:55:30 and Minzelman at 2:12:50.
Captain F. Stelnle and Lieutenant
D. B. Gish started from San Francis
co, tho latter making the best flight
if the day, landing this evening at
Green River, Wyo., 755 miles from
an Francisco Captain Stelnle
leached Sacramento, Cal., only 75
miles from his starting point.
Lieutenant H. W. Sheridan is near
er to a finish than the other contes
tants tonight. He is at Mendota, 111.,
approximately 900 miles from Mine-
ola. He landed there today after fly
ing 100 miles from Rock Island on ac
count of engine trouble, but expects
tc resume the flight tomorrow.
Lieutenant-Colonel H. E. Hartney,
following Lieutenant Sheridan, rest
ed for the night at North Platte, Nob.,
with 1491 miles ahead of him. Lieu
tenant K M. Bagby, eastbound, was
at Cheyenne, Wyo., 1696 miles from
Lieutenant R. S. Worthington, the
only fiyer now traveling from east to
west, was detained at Rock Island
throughout the day, having arrived
Tuesday. , lie was making repairs to
his engine and expected to get away
afaln tomorrow.
Lnutenant W.' Ti-T: Brown, who
left San Francisco yesterday, made
only alight progress during the day.
Under the rules of the contest no
more flyers will start the second lap
from San Francisco after today. Of
the 62 starters, 27 made the first
crcssing and . 17 started the second
lap. Of the 17, five have finished
and four have dropped out.
Foch Finds Freight Cars.
BRUSSELS, Oct. 21. Marshal Foch
has informed the Belgian government
by telegraph that 40,000 Belgian
freight cars have been found on the
left bank of tne Rhine.
Bend-Klamath Falls Road
Committee Approved.
Promotion of Bond Sale for
Construction Favored.
Nathan Strauss, Chairman of South
ern Oregon Trade Party, Pre
sents Recommendations.
Portland, through yie Chamber of
Commerce, will endeavor to finance
a section of the Strahorn railroad from
Bend to Klamath Falls. The actual
financing will not be done by the
chamber as an organization, but a
committee will be named to promote
the sale of bonds for the railroad
This action was decided on yester
day when the board of directors of
the chamber adopted recommendations
made In the report of Nathan Strauss,
chairman of the Oregon trade excur
sion committee, following the south
ern Oregon trip. A committee will be
named to take up the project, the
committee to be nominated at the next
meeting of the board by A. J. Bale,
vice-president. D. T. Honeyman, T. H.
Edwards and Mr. Strauss, all of whom
were members of the excursion party.
As outlined by Robert E. Strahorn
In conferences with officials of the
cnainuer ana as presented to the ex
cursionists at Klamath Falls, con
struction or the line from the end
of the first unit at Dairy to Silver
Lake has been arranged for by the
builder. From Bend to Silver Lake,
a distance of 75 miles, Mr. Strahorn
has asked that Portland and Bend
assume the financing by sale of bonds
to cover the cost of construction, est!
mated at $1,250,000,
nich Territory A4jacmt.
The " construction of the line be
tween Klamath Falls and Bend will
open a large district now remote from
railroad transportation. embracing
ricn resources of timber, agricultural
and grazing lands, and Includes irri
gation projects that will bring -under
cultivation considerable areas that
are now unproductive.
i..icr i t-um mentations In the re
port include lending every possible
asfistance to secure adequate hotel
i .
facilities at Crater lake and expedit
ing construction of roads that will en
ane tourists to reach tb ntf,-oi
park with ease and comfort. It Is
alyo the intention to give support to
the movement to induce the forest
service to build a highway to the
marble caves of Josephine county.
Approval Is given to the ambition of
Ashland residents to restore the state
normal school there, and at the same
time th recommendation is made that
a normal school also be provided for
eastern Oregon.
Klnntath Trade Wanted.
Important among the recommenda
tions made to business men of Port
land is the one In reference to going
after trade In the Klamath section
diligently, and that wherever possible
freight rates be equalized.
It Is the avowed purpose of the
chamber to make frequent excursions
into trade territory in order that
closer co-operation may be estab
lished and maintained with different
districts. The report of Mr. Strauss
is as follows:
I desire to present to you a report of
the southern Oregon trade exrnrsiou which
lert Here bunday evening, October 12,
turning the morning- of Oi-tober 19.
We visited Medford. Klamath Falls.'
Ashland, lirants Pass and Roseburg. In !
all of these cities we received m most I
cordial reception and entertainment, and
I feel confident In stating thnt the ex
cursion was eminently successful in every I
particular and should be productive of
great benefits not only to Portland busl- '
ness Interests but to the cities visited as '.
After leaving Roseburg. a meeting was
held on board tho special train to dis-
cuss our visits to the various southern I
Oregon cities and conclude upon what
recommendations we wished to make to
you as to the manner in which Portland
can be helpful to the various communi
ties in solving problems they are bat
tling with.
Iterommrndations Are Made.
I began to present the following recom
mendations decided upon at this meeting,
taking up each city in the order In which
we visited them:
Medford The Medford people requested
that Portland assist In securing largtf
appropriations from the national govern
ment for Crater lake, m-hlch will enable
this national park to have adequate hotel
facilities and for the building of a road
attention to tho very large appropriations i
that have been made for other national
Our recommendation Is that the chamber
of commerce appoint a special committee
to give attention to this request from
Medford: that this committee secure co
operation from other rts of the state
In order to bring proper pressure to bear
upon our congressional delegation.
Klamath Kails Th important factor In
connection with Klamath Kalis is hte
securing of better railroad connections be
tween that city and Portland. Our con
ferences were held with Mr. Strahorn and
Mr. raly of Lakeview with reference to
this matter, Inasmuch as the problem is
equally Important to both Klamath and
Lake counties.
It was tho sense of our meeting that
the "delegation of Portland excursionist
should use every to assist In the financing
of bonds Issued for the building of the
Strahorn road from Bend south and that
the matter be referred to tho committee,
of which A. Lu Mills Is chairman, which
committee was appointed by tho chamber
several years ago.
It was stated at our meeting that thers
was some talk of taking up the O-.-w. R.
R. & N. railroad tracks along tne ue-
.chutes river, and If such be tho case tho
case tho tracks of tho Oregon trunk rail.
" tciutlua4 oa f a 2, Culumu 4.)
"Booing" Demonstration Is Made
in Guarded Playhouse 'While
Out'side Fight Rages.
NEW YORK, Oct. 22. (Special.)
Battles between mounted and foot
police and organized mobs raged out
side the Lexington opera-house to
night, where the second German opera
of the season was sung under the
temporary injunction granted by Su
preme Court Justice Bljur on Tuesday
Mounted police rode down the raid
ers in the roadways and on the side
walks. Footmen swung their night
sticks freely. Raiders retaliated with
sticks and stones and bottles and, in
one instance, with a revolved bullet
that went wild. " .
Two casualties were reported early.
They were of a civilian and a sailor
who were knocked unconscious dur
ing a fierce skirmish at Park avenue
and 51st street shortly after 10 P. M.,
when the raiders tried to break
thruogh the cordon of blue-jackets
there in a commandeered army truck.
Inside the theater about 1500 per
sons half the capacity listened to
the opera unaware of the wild scenes
in the streets. They had been treated.
however, to an egg-throwing act di
rectly after the curtain arose that
was not on the programme.
After the fifth egg. Detective James
Donovan, one of more than a score
of detectives ad a dozen uniformed
patrolmen who had started for the
box, seized the egg tosser.
While Donovan was taking his
prisoner from the box numbers of
persons arose from their seats and
started to walk toward the exits.
There was a babel of voices.
The theater was not half filled
downstairs, but plenty of police, de
tectives and opera officials were scat
tered about prepared to quell any
There was a slight flurry at the
close of the first act when Otto
Gorltz, general director of the com
pany, on whom the light of publicity
has been centered because of his
slighting reference in a popular song
to the Lusltania sinking, was called
before the curtain by the applause.
From one corner of the audience came
loud "boos" nitermingled with cheers,
and immediately a group of Goritz
sympathizers were on their feet and
shaking fists at the '"booers." It was
over in a few seconds.
Animal Jumps Upon Carrier on
Road to Fossil.
FOSSIL, Or.. Oct. 22. (Special.) J.
H. Tilley, a resident of Service Creek.
20 miles southeast of Fossil, had a
thrilling experience last week with a
mountain lion. He was driving his
truck to Fossil about 4 A. M., when
he saw the lion in the road ahead of
him. The lights from the truck con
fused the animal, which started for
the truck and Jumped upon the radia
Mr. Tilley was unarmed and had
only a large club. He struck the
animal with this, knocking it over
He immediately drove as fast as pos
sible. The lion jumped to its feet and
followed the truck some distance, and
when last seen was standing watch
ing the truck.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature.
53 degrees; minimum. 46 degrees.
TODAY'S Rain; moderate southwesterly
Reds give battle outside Petrograd.
Page S.
President Wilson gives attention to public
business. Page 1.
Foreign relations committee approves ten
treaty reservations. Page 4.
' Railroad employes announce fight to fin-
in for higher wages. Page 3.
Packers accused of trying to subvert jus
tice. Pago 2.
Labor quits Industrial conference. Fage 1.
Coal miners threaten to bolt conference.
Pago 10.
Time record In cross-country air race Is
awarded to Captain J. O. ronaldsoo.
Pago '1.
International trade conference opens at
Atlantic City. Page 1.
Representative McArthur named to lead
fight for lower freight rate on stocl.
Page 8.
Episcopalians choose Portland for 1922
convention. Page 1.
Pacific Northwest.
Amendment to Increase rood fund will bo
subject of state camoaicn. Page .
i L,ving quarters at Dufur Orchard com
I pany destroyed by fire. Tsge 1.
Woman is arrested In Byran murder case.
Page -
Jefferson high defeats Benson
football. 16 to 0. Pago 12.
leaves for
gams at Berkeley, Cal.
Page 12.
Two members of Oregon Agricultural col
lego team disabled. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Apple shipments from northwest heavier
than In recent years. Page 21.
Corn rallies at Chicago with lighter country
offerings. Page 2V
Stock market closes strong with wide
gains. Page 21.
A. O. Anderson & Co. buy Albina dock.
Page IB.
Portland 'and Vicinity.
Bold daylight Jewelry store raid nets rob
bers 12200. Page IS.
J. D. Swank, really dealer, found guilty
of forgery. Page IJ.
. Portland leaders Join In Roosevelt me
morial drive. Page 4.
Retailers of city to raise I50OO of Roosevelt
memorial u . , h
W. It- Crawford, forger, sentenced to
prison for larceny. Page 16.
County passes buck on bridge regulation.
Page 11.
( portland
will assist In financing Bend-
Klainath Kails railroad
line. Page 1.
L.(r, Jlinson, sentnttd
' ua oauda. Tago .
to lUtt Ivrui,
International Trade Con
ference Is Opened.
U. S. Government Welcome
Extended to Visitors.
Meeting at Atlantic City Symbolic
and Prophetic, Says Assistant
Secretary of Stale.
ATLANTIC CITT, N. J., Oct. 22.
Maintenance of stable government
and suppression of enemies of social
ordei- these were the notes sounded
tonight at the first public session of
the international trade conference.
Upon these factors depends the
prosperity of the world, speakers
told 2500 delegates who represent
the largest business organizations and
Dossess the avmnathetln Interent at
I th rnvprnmprts of thlr riKnArllv.
A. C Bedford, chairman of the
board of the Standard OH company
of New Jersey, referred to the present
social and industrial unrest as fol
lows: The nations of the world face a
common foe an enemy within, a
parasite of the war, the destruction
of which depends upon our prompt
resuscitation from the devastation of
Initrd Statea Welcomes Delemtea.
The delegates were welcomed in the
name of the United States govern
ment by Breckenriage Long, third as
sistant secretary of state. who
characterized the conference as both
"symbolic and prophetic"
t After asserting that "trade is basrd
cn credit, credit on confidence, and
that confidence can exist only where
law is settled and supreme," Mr. Long
declared that, th conference "sym
bolizes the sound business experience
of two continents come together to
clear the wreckage, to estimate the
ccst. and to form a determination to
superimpose on the ruins of the war
a girat and modern structure."
"It prophesies," he continued, "that
the close co-operation which existed
during the war between our country
and the lands from which come these
delegates will continue in peace and
that the ties of friendship which wea
sealed in blood will grow and develop
in that friendly trade and commerce
which are so necessary to the proper
development of the peoples of our na
tion." ForelgB Delreates Respond.
The delegates also were welconr. xi
by Hi-mer L. Ferguson, president of
the Chamber of Commerce of t,
Inited States. Responses, expressing
appreciation for American aid in the
problerqs of reconstruction. were
made by the chairmen of the Britieh,
French. Bclg'.an and Italian missions.
The first official act of the confer
ence was adoption .of a resolution ex
pressing disappointment that Presi
dent Wilson was unable to attend and
hope that he might soon "be restored
to complete health and comfort,
equipped with renewed vigor to pro
mote the cause of international good
Latest information available to
night Indicated that King Albert of
Belgium, who was invited to attend a
session, would be unable to be pres
ent. The conference closes Friday
night, after which the foreign dele
gates will Inspect the country's com
mercial and industrial centers.
What action the conference will
take toward stabilizing foreign ex
change has not been disclosed In the
official reports of the finance commit
tee meetings.
British Loan Forecast.
British delegates, at meetings with
American financial men. declared they
sought no special credit arrangements,
but simply asked that business trans
actions go on aa before. This fol
lowed the announcement from New
York that the British government,
through J. P. Morgan & Co, had ar
ranged to raise a $250,000,000 loan in
this country.
French financial experts estimated
thta their commodity purchases dur
ing 1920 would total between $600i
000.000 and $700,000,000.
Belgium's financial representatives
failed to give specific figures on their
country's credit requirements, but in
formed the American committee that
Belgium's financial situation was so
good and reconstruction was proceed
ing so rapidly that credits of only
two and one-half years' maturity
would be required.
Chicago Clerks Organize to "Wear
Patches and Cut High Costs.
CHICAGO, Oct. 22. The Chicago
Old Clothes society was organized by
clerks in the city hall here today with
"chapters" in each of the principal de
partments of the municipal govern
ment. The object is to glorify the wearing
of patches, frayed or shiny suits, soft
collars, re-soled shoes and revivified
neckties as a means of combatting the
jAigh cost of living.