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Night Service
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Tyler 1000
VOL. XL VI. NO. 221. '
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And So It Goes
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Hitchcock Takes Charge df
Measure, Which Is Subject
of Long Debate on Floor
.of the Senate. '
Watch! Sunday's Bee
Another Fascinatingr
W CiW 30ST BtT
Lhe UTSvTh Bill.' RU .
1 fttve That
hiuomti ft piece
Lower Chamber Refuses to
of MY MINI) TotHY'
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Accept Measure Because of
! ; f 160,000,000 'Bond Is
- , sue Amendment. '.
Action Declared to Be in Vio
' lation of Constitution and
! Rights of House.
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Washington, March 2. Final enact
ment of the $535,000,000 naval bill was
seriously threatened tonight by re
fusal of the house to afcept the meas
ure which passed tlie senate today, on
the ground that the $150,000,000 bond
issue amendment constitutes a usur
pation of the authority of. the lower
house. . ' "
'Convinced that failure of the' bill
wuh its provisions for continuing the
big naval building program, probably
would necessitate an xtra session of
congress, senate and house leaders
were making desperate efforts tonight
to .bring an agreement. . Chairman
Padgett of the house naval commit
tee1' said, however, that the house
never would accept the senate bond
issue amendment" '
x Peril of Reconsideration.
Senator Swanson,1 acting chairman
of the senate committee, was positive
that to attempt now to reconsider the
amendment in the senate would stir
up a debate that scarcely could be
brought to an end before the session
expires at noon Sunday.
The house unanimously adopted a
resolution offered by Majority Lead
er Kitchin, declaring that the senate's
action violates the constitution and
infringed the privileges of the house.
The ways and means committee
then prepared to report t resolution
for, passage Un the house some time
tonight, providing for the bond issue.
They were hopeful that the senate
would accept it later, thus' insuring
that the extra fund would be pro
vided without endangering the nav.,1
bill or violating the constitutional
stipulation that such authorizations
must pass the house first.
German Physician
Is WhipnfiOecause
' " He Treated , Villa
El - Paso, Test., ' March" 2. Dr.
Schroedcr, German physician at
Parral, Chihuahua, was placed under
arrest by General Francisco Murguia
on a charge of having treated Fran
cisco Villa while the rebel. leader was
in Parral and suffering from pneumo
nia, according to an American refugee
who arrived here late last night from
i'arral. J , -Upon
hit arrival in Parral General
Murguia ordered a house-to-honse
search for Villa, the American' said.
Villa was not located, but Or. Schroe
der's arrest followed, he added. -
- Dr. Schroeder was ordered lashed'
fifty times a day for, three days and
'then released, the refugee (stated.
Congressman Sloan Pays
Tribute to Silas Barton
. (From a Staff Correspondent.) ,
Washington,- Mail 2. Special
Telegram.) Although not a member
at the time of his death, Representa
tive Sloan paid a fine tribute to the
late Silas. R. Barton of Grand Island,
Neb., who while making a fight for
representative from the Fifth Ne
braska district; died on election morning.-'
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Mr. Sloan spoke . about Mr. Bar
tori's career feelingly. Hetold of his
force and his ideals, and his worth
1 to the community. The entire mem
bership from Nebraska wa,s present
during Mr. Sloan's tribute to his
friend and late colleague.
-The Weather
For Nebraska Unsettled; colder.
-Temperature at Omah ledterdaj.'
6 a. m 33
N,.' V m.. ........ 23
5t a. m..,- , . Z4
a. m r. 26
, a. m 28
T , 10 a. m so
f 11 a. ni. . . j S2
jT 12 m....-i n
I 1 p. jn. 38
ZZ tp. m $
L t p, m 4 3D
B P.m 3
t p. m..... SH
6 a. rn 3
J ' Tp. m 34
8 p. m 30
Comparative Local Record. , .
1917. mi. imt iin.
Highest yesterday .. .31. - lt 34 40
Lowest yesterday . .23 -.1 2D 21"
Mn temperature ,. 31 8 32 JJ0
.'rertptutlon 00 ,0i Ui .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from tho normal:
' Normal temperature ...2
Kxreiu for th day j
Total deficiency since March' 1 3
Normal precipitation , .04 Inch
liellr-lency for tjt day . .04 Inch
Total rainfall since Marrh 1. . ,y .00 Inch
Deficiency since March 1 i .07 Inch
deficiency for cor. period, 1918 04 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period. 1916 07 Inch
Reports from Buttons at 1 V, M. '
Station and State - Temp. Htsh Raln-
of Weather. 7 p. nu -.eet. i fall.
?neyenne, pact cloudy., is 18 ,ol
Davenport coudy ....34 il 3 ,.
.Denver, enowlnjr H 20 .06
l Moines, cloudy J J 40 ,00
Oodge City. anowttiff.... 28 39 tl2
Lander, snowing j ' j - ifj
Vorth Platte, snowing-.. 4 1 80 - '.0
Dinahs, rlftudy .... .t, 84 39 - ,fli
?ueblo, cloudy . 4 is .01
lapld City, part cloudy Is 24 , ,00
at Lake Cly, rlear. , , 28 "-n , ,00
lanta Te. pt. cloudy... 88 T .01
Jherlden clear 24 .24 f
J'.-u City, cloudy so 34 ' T
.ilentlne, clear 20 jg (oq
V Indicates trace of precipitation.
J A. WELSH, Meteorologist
Worth-having Prizes, too
for the ten best answer
Exclusive in The Bee
Testimony at Hastings Given
in Favor of "County Cleric
, Who Is oi Trial. 1
Hastings, Neb., March 2. (Sbecial
Telegram.) More than a dozen busi
ness men of Hastings and nearby
towns .testified to the -good reputation
of County Clerk Charles Hudson this
afternoon in his trial on the charge
of forging a warrant for $883. When
it seemed that there might be a large
number of other witnesses to give
like testimony, Judge DunganNaid he
would limit the defendant's character
witnesses to twenty.
Miss Gertrude Croft, assistant' in
Hudson's office, deposed that the al
leged forged signature was genuine.
She said Mr. Hudson's reputation was
"very, very good." She said money
obtained - by Mr. Hudson on the
alleged fraudulent warrant had been
used by him to pay office help when
the fees were insufficient.
Records were then put in evidence
from which the state will attempt to
snow that an excess"of fees was col
lected by the clerk in each of he two
years Covered by the inquiry. On
cross-examination she denied that Mr.
Hudson had telephoned her. from the
hotel or anywhere else that he was
going to blow his brains out and that
if she wanted to see him o come at
She also denied havine told County
Attorney Fouts that Charley had done
wrong and asking tne prosecutor it
there was some way to spare him.
Several other witnesses pronounced
the signature genuine,- though they
saw some discrepancies in comparison
with known signatures.
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Wickedness of ,
1 Secret Diplomacy
London. March 2. The wickedness
of "secret diplomacy" is the . moral
the Manchester Guardian draws and
which it believes most people will
draw," from the account of German
intrigues in Mexico. v
President Wilson woum seem to
to have drawn it, the newspaper
psays, ana we are pciinea to ininK
the publication otMne story tne rnosi
significant thing that has happened
between neutrals and Germany since
the United States broke off diplo
matic relations with . Germany."
rWhile the Guardian conUnds that
German methods are worse than
those of the diplomacy of other na
tions, it believes the vices "which
are nauseous in tne Mexican story
at inherent in every system of secret
diplomacy ai.e. it advocates the
cleansing of diplomacy stables after
t'.e,war ana a return to i candor, in
tegrity and straightforwardness in in
ternational affairs:
"One cannot read i. story like this,"
the newspaper adds, "without falling
in love With th. virtues of candor,
simolicitv and royalty in public affairs
and not only loving '.hem as fair vir
tues but honoring, them tor their, ex
traordinary efficiency "as instruments
of human relationship."
Car' Situation in
Middle WesT is,
' Nearly Norinal
Washington, Mah '2. Conditions
'the congested railroad yards .of the
middle west were reported today to be
rapidly approaching normal.
Keports from -Cleveland, Detroit,
Pittsburghnd other interior points
contained the infbrmatior. that the re
cent warm weather had enabled the
roads to clear away much of the ac
cumulation of cars and that progress
still continued. ,
At Atlajitic'ar.d Gulf ports, continued
diminution in accumulations was re-i
ported. "
Two Thousand Added '.
To Navy in February
Washington, --March 2. Reports
from all sections of the United States
show that the navy recruiting cam
Dainn is having- greater results than
at any time- since the Spanish war.
In twenty-Six recruiting days up to
February 28 the roster of the navy was
increased by 2,086 men; in one week
the gain was 901 men. ' '
The decrease in the number of men
lost by discharge is being more than
counterbalanced by new enlistments.
The number of men in the service on
February 28 59,037 exceeds the,
prophecy of naval omcers that on
March 1 -llicj , have 5,l,llOme.n.
British Troops Have Made
Further flams in West
London, March 2. Further prog
ress was made today by the British
troops north of Warlencourt and
Eaucourt and northwest of Puisieux-Au-Mont,
says the official statement
from the 'war office tonight. Local
German attacks in the Ancre region
were repulsed and as the result of
the fighting the British captured 128
I prisoners, three machine guns and
I four trench mtorjars. A
ained ' at Dinner
60ms of Commercial
Club of City.
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See? Principal Bone of Con
tention With State "Dried
' Out."
Governor Keith Neville, Lieutenant
Governor Edgar Howard and the
members of the house and senate of
the Nebraska legislature were the
guests of Omaha yesterday, -coming
on an invitation from the Omaha
Automobile Show association to see
the Twelfth Annual Automobile show,
and putting in, a busy day besides.
They arrived on fhe South Side in
the morning and after inspecting the
stock yards were the guests of the
company at hmcheon at the Ex
change building. After spending a
busy afternoon looking over the
fnetropolis they were all the guests
of the. Omaha Commercial club at
dinner at 6:30 o'clock. .
j Welcome From Brown.
C. C. George, chairman of the exe
cutive committee of the Commercial
club presided and the address of wel
come to the lawmakers was delivered
by Randall K. Brown, fcrejsident of
the club.
Eyerett Buckingham told the visi
tors of the wonderful growth of
Omaha in all lines of endeavor, espe
cially as to the live stock business
of the South Side. He showed the
immense amount of money which was
daily being paid out by the packers
of Omaha to the stock growers of
the west.
Hopes for United Effort
Thcwish of Lieutenant Governor
Howard was that Omaha and Ne
braska would be so thoroughly united
when the old bone of contention ws
thoroughly dried that all would pull
together for a greater Omaha and a
greater Nebraska and that the old
conflict would never be mentioned.
Representative John Greenwalt of
Custer was sur the government waq
in safe hands, judging from the looks
of those present.
. , See Autos on Display. :
"I am proud to be at the head of
an Judujtry- o( so great importance
that it would attract the lawmakers
fromJtheir arduous duties to accept
the invitation to visit the automobile
show," said Dick Stewart, president
of the Omaha Automobile Show as
sociation. He said he hoped that the
legislature would make it a regular
part of their affairs to visit the auto
After the dinner at the. Commer
cial club the lawmakers all went to
the autd show where they spent the
evening inspecting the splendid array
of automobiles and trucks which were
on exhibition.
Rochester Goes -Aground-'After
It x
Runs the Blockade
Bordeaux, France, March 2. The
American steamship Rochester, which
arrived in the Gironde river' yester
day from New York alter running the
German submarine blockade, went
aground whileascending the river in
a fog last night. The vessel is ashore
at a point eleven miles down the river
trom Bordeaux. I tie Rochester is
lying easily in the sand and it is ex
pected will be floated without diffi
culty witp the afternoon tide,
Japan Has Received
No Proposals to Go
To War Against U.S.
Tokio, March 2. Japan has re
ceived no proposals from either. Mex
ico or Germany, directly or indirectly,
to join in a possible war against the
United States. Viscount Motono. Jap
anese foreign minister, informed The
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Viscount Motono said he consid
ered such an idea ridicluous, it being
based on the outrageous presumption
that Japan would abandon its allies.
It Mexico received . the proposal,
Viscount' Motono added, thit country
showed intelligence in not transmit'
ting it to Japan. . . -
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Cambro-American Society - (
Entertains at Jacob HaJI
1 John T. Yates was the principal
speakeV at the St. David's dav uro
gram, given by. the Cambro-American
society Thursday evening in Jacob
hall. Rev. Mr. Morgan gave the in
vocation and J. E. Evans and Mrs.
Charles S. Ingalls spoke in Welsh.
Welsh songs were sung. Those takine
part in the program were: "
Jean Gilhert Jones, Mrs. Sam Mor
ris, JG. Lloyd, Miss Gladys Jones,
Dr. David Isaacs. Mrs. K. R lnni
and Mr. Vickery. Tea and cakes were
Police Raid Houses and. 1
Bag More Than a Score
Three proprietors ' of disorderly
houses Were fined and more than a
score of inmates, arrested in raids
Thursday night, forfeited their bonds
by -failing, to appear in police court
Friday morning. Lou Crawford, 1802
Shermanavenue, received a fine of
$25 and costs; Richard Parr, 1611
Howard, $15 and'eosts, and M F. Dil
lon, Dillon hotel, 622 South Sixteenth
street, also $15 and costs.
Them wHWKt Bts
cwcr charts . -Thiwitna-
I'll FoR6T tpoa iT I
. SUPPaSE W "Brtm'T
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Slow Poison From,. Infected
Gums Was Sapping Vitality
"From Lulu McBride.
Lulu " McBride, 6-year-old school
girl, is being restored to normal
health through the kindly attentions
of the staff qf the dmiha Free Di$
pnsar?Veventh "fli'oT rf" the Bran-'
deis building. .
This was the most aggravated case
attended at the dispensary since it
was opened a few weeks ago. ' Lulu
had a baby tooth extracted at Lincoln
last year. The wound of that extrac
tion did not heal properly, but the
gum closed and i permanent tooth
Jjegan its growth. A poisonous con
dition developed and the -child's sys
tem began to alsorb the pcHson.
Parent, Did Not Know.
"""The parents did not suspect the
seat of the trouble. The child could
not sleep well; she was nervous and
feverish. When she complained of
pain in the place wjnere the tooth- had
been extracted, her parents took her
to the dispensary when Dr. Shearer
made an examination and disclosed
a serious condition. He performed
an oral operation and the child is re
covering. . i
'"This goes to show what the dis
pensary is doing foj the- children.
This opeation would have cost quite
a sum under ordinary conditions, but
these parents could not afford such
an operation. The doctor caid he
would have given the child about six
more weeks. to live if she had not
been attended," skid Registrar Brown
of the dispensary.
Another unusual case was of a
South Side mother who brought five
children for treatment. The father
had been ill this winter and the in
come of the home had been uncertain.
lEach of these children was treated..
ine dispensary is, treating twenty
to twenty-five children a' day..
Wilson and His Cabinet ,
Discuss German Situation
Washington, March 2. President
Wilson and the cabinet at today's ses
sion discussed all aspects of the Ger
man situation, but afterward it was
said no new action was, contemplated
unil congress lias had an opportunity
to fully act on the armed neutrality
bill. Several caUinet members went
to the capitol to take part in confer
ences on bills whose passage at this
session is earnestly., desired by the
administration. . ' -
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Villa Is Eliminated as
' A Factor in Mexico
Washington, March 2 -Practical
elimination of Francisco Villa as a
factor in the .Mexican situation was
reported to th State department to
day. , An American consul was au
thority, for the statement that. Villa
is practically eliminated because of
his physical condition. General Mur
guia, Carranza's commander, was
quoted by another commander to the
same effect. iThe'beliet is expressed
that Villa forces have been prett)
well dissipated and that the question
of peaceful conditions in northern
Mexico has Jargely resolved , itself,
nto one of policing.
Subseas Will Cease
To Givl Warnings
Berlin, March 2. (Via London.)
The admiralty made the follow
ing announcement today: "On
March 1 expired the final period of
grace allotted for sailing ships in
the Atlantic. From this date no
special warning will be given to
any boats by submarines."
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I fitn Thins in Tit Shk. ij
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Kaiser Mobilizes
Church Bells Now
Copenhagen (Via ( London),
March 2. Germany now is draw,
ing upon church bells for war re
quirements. An order appropriat
ing bronze church bells after
March l is published in the Ger
man press. One bell in a chime
may be retained in default of other
means for (summoning the congre
gation to worship.
- A regulation covering the confis
cation of aluminum cooking uten
sils also is published.
Measure Affecting Sb.ipment.of
Liquor Into Dry States
. Ready. v
Agree 'in conference
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, Washington,' March 2 Approval
of. the conference repil't on the $350,
000,000 postoffict, bill with its "Bone
dry" amendment forbidding the ship1
racnt of liquor into prohibition states,
was votd late" today by the senate
without roll call. " It was agreed to
by the house last night and now goes
to the president for his signature.
President" Wilson is lexpectcd by
practically "all his close advisers to
sign the measure. He will not act on
it until tomorrow or Sunday.,
Dutch yessel Picks
Up Passengers and
' Crews of Five Ships
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New York, March 2. News of the
torpedoing of two more vessels, the
steamship Fcmiglia, Italian, and the
Sandol, a Norwegian bark, not listed
in the maritime register, was brought
her., today "by ..the Dutch ctcamship
Samarinda, from- Rotterdam, by way
of, Hot. ilk.
Captain Visser of the-iamarinda
told of rescuing 172 men. Women and
children in the Bay of Biscay on Feb
ruary 3. They were officers, crews
and passengers of five ships, which
he said had been sunk by German
submarines. The Saniariiida landed
them at "Vigo, Spain.
Cable dispatches have told" of the
destruction of three of these vessels,
the Britislisteamship Po.r Adelaide,
the Norwegian bark Wasdale, and the
Norwegian steamship Rigcl.
Regarding the sinking of the Fa
miglia and the Sandol, Captain yisscr
was unable to say whether they were
warned. '
The wrvivors were in open boats
when the Samarinda came in sight,
Captain Visser said. Some had been
afloat- for two days and . were ex
hausted from hunger and cold.
Metcalfe Makes Big Hit , "
, By His Washington -Talk
(Prom ft Staff Correipondi-nt.)
Washington, ' March 2. (Special).
"Dick"'Metcalfe was almost a hero
today, judging by the manner in
which his, speech at the Nebraska
State association banquet was re
ceived, today. Mrj Metcalfe took de
liberate tisne to tell his auditors that
peace-at-any-price was no part of the
thought of the Prairie state, that Mr.
Bryan did not represent the senti
ment of, the state,' and (hat if the
worst came, the mothers of Nebraska
would give their boys to defend the
homes and, the honor of the . nation
against maudlin sentimentality.
AIJ day long Metcalfe's telephone
was in action, carrying congratula
tions on his stand, and he could not
move about the lobby of his hotel
without somebody extending a hand
in congratulation for his words.
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n.B I HE W..
- noinr.
Illness of .NewTork Member
Makes Call at Early Date '
(from a Staff Correapondsnt.)
Washington, March 2. (Special
Telegram.) According to those near
est ilu president, the "guess", is that
an extra, session "will not' be called
before May, provided the president is
given substantial authority to do the
things, he.-as asked for, as far as
armed neutrality goes.
The president is looking at the call
ing of an extra session of congress
with grave doubt. ThV vote between
the two great parties is so close that
its a litty-fjfty bet which side organ
ires the house in the Sixty-fifth con
gress. Then Michael F. Conroy, democrat,
of New York City, is gravely ill and
if he should succumb td hist illness
and the call had gone out for an
extra session, and no election in the
Fifteenth ' New York district had
been held, the republicans ' would
easily organize the next house. v
It seems reasonable, therefore, that
the president will defer the convening
of congress until the early summer,
yet contingencies may arise so that
he would like to have congress in ses
sion at once.
South Dakota, Soldiers '
Leave fur Homes Today
Members of the Fourth South Da
kota infantry, about 850 men, quar
tered at Fort Crook since leaving
the Mexican border, will be mustered
out today, and this afternoon leave
.for their homes. Paymaster McNeill
will arrive from Chicago this morir
ihg and will distribute some $50,000
among the hoys. . ' i
In going home the South Dakota ns
wijl hlave one special train over the
Northwestern, one over the Milwau
kee, while the. Black Hills company
will have a couple of sleepers over
the Burlington. , '
- Today the Nebraska hospital corps,
forty men, will be mustered out of
the federal service.
"Uncle Thomas" Sellers Dies
At Age of One Hundred Six
.Shenandoah, la., March 2 (Special
Telegram). Thomas Sellars, whose
age was said to be 10S or 106 years,
died at 9 o'clock today at the home of
his niece, Mrs, Sarah Krewdson, near
Northboro. '-j
Sellars, it is -thought, was 105 on
January 16. He would never tell his
age, and was three weeks older than
John Al. Phipps, who -died in Decem
ber, at 104.
Uncle- Thomas ' was' one of south
western Iowa's most interesting char
acters, but was little known. Ho lived
in a log cabin half way between
Northboro' and Westboro, for years'.
HcNwas born in F.ngland, was nevep
married, never -rode in an automobile
until recently, and never had a picture
taken. His brother John liwd to be
118. Cancer was the cause' of death.
Schoolmasters Declare for
Universal Military Service
Kansas City, Mo., March 2. Com
pulsory physical training for school
pupils, with universal' military serv
ice throughout the nation tor men 20
to 21 years old, was recommended to
day to the superintendency division
of the National Education associa
tion, which closed its annual (Con
vention here today. v ' . ,
Cadet and training -corps In ele;
mentary and secondary schools are
opposed because the pupils arc not
sufficiently strong physical! to wUh-
stand the hardships of military life,
the report states. ,
V dicxcns Ann m I -
Would Authorize, President to
Send Warcraft With Mer
chant Vessels,
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. Washington, .March 2. The senate
took up late his afternoon the bill to
authorise armed neutrality, including v
the arming of merchant shifts. .
The measure came before the sen
ate over the protest of Chairman
Chamberlain of the military commit
tee, who insisted that as an essential a
defense measure the annual army ap
propriation bill should have preced
ence. His motion to substitute it was ,
overwhelmingly beaten. . i
, , Has Wilson's O. K. J
The bill as taken up differs essen
tially from that passed by the house
last night. In addition to authorizing
the arming of merchantmen, it would
extend authority to "use other instru
mentalities" as requesed by the presi
dent to defend American rights and
would not prohibit extension of war "
risk insurance to munitions-carrying
ships. It was drafted by the senate
foreign relations committee and has
the president's unqualified endorse
ment. -
Chairman Stone of the committee
offered an amendment to withhold
protection from munitions ships and,
turned the leadership on h,thalf of the
measure over to Senator Hitchcock,
the next ranking democratic commit
tee member. An effort by Senator
Stone to attach such a provision to' ,
the measure in committee had failed.
i Cummins Has Amendment ' i
Senator Cummins proposed to
amend Senator Stone's amendment so .
as to authorize the president" also to
convoy armed merchant ships "if nec-
t ssary to protect them ana the men,
women and children who may he ,
lawfully upon them from unlawful at
tacks 'of submarine'
Senator Stone disclaimed any per-' .
sonal desponsibility for the commit
tee's measure. . ' V-
"Candor compels me to say," he de-i .
dared, "I am not in accord with this .
bill as it has been framed and it is ,
my-purpose to offer what I consider ' 4
an important amendment to it. . In v
that view of the situation; I do-not ,
think it "Would be proper for me t
continue furher in the management "V
on, the floor of the pending measure, A
It is my purpose now, thcrefore.'to
ask the senator from Nebraska, Mr. (
Hitchcock, to take it in charge" He
proposed his amendment and formally
turned the floor leadership over to
Mr, Hitchcock. , ' , ; - . '
1 - The Stone Amendment;
"Provided that nothing herein shalt '
authorize tfTe president to employ or
direct any person to manage or Oper
ate any arms placed on any merchant
ship by the United States as herein ,
autorized, and, . . ..
, "Provided further that it shall not
be Jawful for any merchant ship sup
plied by the president with arms as '
herein provided to carry or convey as
a part of its cargo any munitions or
other" supplies of war destined for d
livery to the armed forces of s,' bel
ligerent nation engaged in war with,
another nation with whichthe United
States is at peace, and, : '. ,.
"Providcdl further that it shall not
be lawful for any merchant ship which . ,
may be under the convoy or mmedi
ate protection of any public vessel of
the United States to carry or convey
as a part of its cargo any munitions
or other supplies of war destined for
delivery to the armed forces of a . (
belligerent nation engaged in war
with another nation with which th
Unite States is at peace."
Hitchcock Hove. .
lNSenator Hitchcock's first move was
So obtrm unanimous consent to nave
the foreign relations committee re
lieved from further consideration of
the house bill so that when th senate
is leady to vote the senate measure
can be submitted. Senate and adminis-1
tration leaders believe the house then
will accept the senate bill in confer
ence. ',
In his opening statement Snator .
Hitchcock said he regretted that Sen
ator Stone could not manage the bill
recited the powers' asked of congress :
by the president and continued: , V
"When the committee came to con
sider1 these 'requests,' attention was "
called, to an old statute which pro
hibited United States from resisting
bv force public vessels of other na-
"Hons. Therefore the committee added
authority to United States-,vesseis to . -defend
themselves gainst unlawful
attacK. It was featcd-that if this law
was not repealed that United States
merchantmen would" subject them- ..
selves to treatment as pirates if they
resisted. , . t
"The bill does not exactly .repre
sent my;, own views, but I have ac-
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