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BITS OF NEWS
, SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN
DEFEATED IN GEORGIA
Atlanta, Ga., July 24. Ratifica
tion of the federal suffrage amend
ment failed so far as the present
session f the Georgia legislature
is concerned when the senate voted
against ratification, 39 to 10, and
the house took similar action by
a vote of 132 to 24.
17 YEAR-OLD GIRL
CRACK RIFLE SHOT. (
New York. July 24. One of the
best shots among the gentler sex
who practice at the naval rifle range
near Caldwell, N. J., is Miss Mary
W. Morosini, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Morosini of Roseland
. avenue, Essex Falls.
Miss Morosini, who is 17 years
old, surprised the naval officers by
hitting the bull's eve three times
"out of her first visit to the range.
Since then she has become very
proficient, making a few days ago
a remarkable score of 37 out of 45
at 200 yards, using a Springfield
rifle. This was done in a standing
GERMANS OFFER WARES
MUCH BELOW FRENCH.
Paris, July 24. Germans, through
agents and by circulars, are offer
ing cutlery, bicycles and other ar
ticles on the French market 75 per
cent below French manufacturers'
prices, according to a statement
made during the debate in the cham
bers. Soldiers who have returned
from the occupied regions of Ger
many, are calling on French mer
chants and trying to sell them Ger
man jewelry, drugs, thermometers,,
cutlery and bicycles.
It was stated that some officers as
well as soldiers are awaiting court
martial for engaging in this trade.
PRIEST HAD PROXY
IN WAR WITH HUNS.
TacOma, Wash., July 24. Hugh
McClure Drane, a discharged sol
dier, testified in court that he en
tered the army under a contract
with the late Rev. Father Francis
Hylebos, who, too old to serve per-
" -sonally with the clors, wished to
have a representative in the war
against Germany. His .testimony in
support of a claim of $250 against
the' estate of the clergyman, a na
tive of Belgium, was corroborated
by one of the administrators, who in
an affidavit said Rev. Father Hyle-
. bos told him of the agreement.
SAYS WIFE LOSES HIS
MONEY PLAYING POKER.
. New York, July 24. "I'm starv
ing to death, judge, because my-wife
takes my pay every wcck anu wscs
it in poker games, said Louis Zim
merman when he appeared in the
. Harlem police court.
" The wife, Sclma Zimmerman, had
been summoned to court on a
charge of disorderly conduct by the
husband, who said she had slashed
lim- with a knife. She denied the
charge and the case was referred to
the domestic relations couart.
1 BRUTALITY TO KOREANS.
Tokyo, July 24. The people of
Korea and the officials recognize
that the Korean disturbances were
in no sense religious uprisings and
that they were not at all incited by
the missionaries, according to the
report of the Rev". K. Ishizaka, of
the Japanese Methodist church, who
with two other delegates repre
senting the federation of Japanese
churches, recently, made a study of
the Korean situation.
"In our journeys in Korea," said
Mr. Ishizaka,, "we heard of women
being stripped of their clothing, of
aged women being kicked by men
with boots on and of barbarous
cruelties everywhere. Many Koreans
spoke to us,, Japanese Christians, of
their unendurable sufferings, e
saw men who had been flogged
whose wounds remained and were
Amerongen, July 24. The ex
kaiser has recovered from his at
attack of cold and has resumed his
tree chopping. His attitude toward
the question of his extradition seems
to be indicated by the fact that he
has ordered several new pairs of
trousers with a local tailor, which
he expetcs to wear. The- ex-kaiserin
also has recovered. x
Baltimore, July 24. Cardinal Gib
bons has authorized the following
statement with regard to his atti
tude toward the league of nations
Is is my firm conviction that
after thorough and honest discus
sion in both houses of congress,
both parties will finally arrive at a
common agreement, based upon a
just and sincere league of nations
that will give us a reasonable
guarantee against the horrors of
war m the future as well as well
grounded assurance of lasting
peace, without in any way impair
ing American sovereignty or sur-
. . A 1 . 1
renaering any American ngni nu
without involving us in entangling
I am sure that an early adoption
of the league of nations will in
fuse intense joy throughout the
Unifcd States without distinction
'of party and will be hailed with
satisfaction by the allied towers
YOUTHFUL HERO BACK
FROM WAR WITH HONORS.-
Tacoma, Wash., July 24. James
O'Neill, back from France with
tur-fold service stripes and one
wound stripe nd only 18 years old.
is at Camp Lewis for discharge from
the army. His army papers show
he enlisted with his father's consent
when he was 16 years and 5 months
of age. "
At the time he was a copy boy in
the art department on a Chicago
. morning newspaper. He joined the
rmy in April, 1917, and was in the
Eighteenth infantry, first division.
After being gassed and out out of
the fighting for three weeks at Can'
tigny, the tirst big battle ot his di
vision, he rejoined his unit and
' fought with it for the rest "of' the
war, serving' in all the big battles
with the First. '
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When Democratic Members of
Ways and Means Committee
Learn of Republican Plan
They Leave Room in a Huff.
ASSURE PROTECTION OF
DYE STUFFS AND, POTASH
Plan Discussed for Protection
of Nebraska Interest by
Emergency Legislation Con
taining License Clause.
By E. C. SNYDER.
(Staif Correspondent of The Omaha Bee.)
Washington, July 24, (Washington
Bureau, Omaha Bee.) There was a
dramatic scene enacted in the ways
and means committee room Thurs
day morning when Chairman Ford
ney informed the members of the
committee that it had been de
termined by the republican members
to report amendments to the present
tariff , law without regard to the
licensing features that some of the
members were insisting upon. When
the democrats were told that a re
vision of the tariff was in the air
they walked out of the room insist
ing that the .license feature should
be made a part of any general legis
Before the democrats departed
Chairman Fordney intimated that
emergency legislation on dyestuffs
and potash would probably contain
a licence clause, but that they might
expect larin amendments witnoui
this feature, as the needs of the
country demanded a speedy change
in tariff legislation.
After the unceremonious leavinsr
of the democrats the reoublican
members began a serious discussion
of bills to protect dyestuffs and
potash with the licensing feature up
permost. Representative Moore of
Pennsylvania lead the opposition to
the licensing of foreign shipments
as a protection to domestic produc
ers. After the subject had been dis
cussed at considerable length, Rep
resentative Green of Iowa made a
compromise motion to reduce the
license period to two years on dye
stuffs and potash. This motion re
ceived strong support from Chair
man FSrdney, Representative Long-
worth and others of the committee,
but action was deferred until Friday.
Congressman Green said after the
meeting and the dramatic exit of the
democrats that he had every reason
to believe that his motion will be
adopted at Friday's meeting and if
it is, the bills will be reported out
forthwith and action had on them
before the house takes a recess,
which now seems certain to be
brought about early in August.
In view of the action of the
ways and means committee on the
potash situation it is interesting to
note that the entire house delega
ion met in Judge Kinkaid's com
mittee room in conference with
Messrs W. E. Sharp, T. E. Steph
ens, and C. P. Craft, who are inter
ested in the production of potash
in Nebraska and the whole legisla
tive situation gone over as it affects
the potash output in the Sixth Ne
braska district and it was the con
sensus of opinion that a license pro
vision in-the potash bill would save
the domestic producer from ruin.
Asked if a two-year license period
would be satisfactory to the Ne
braska producers, a member of the
.delegation who attended the meet?,,
ing said it. would be entirely satis
factory in his judgment.
To Lower Freight Rate.
W. E. Richardson, of Lakeside,
Neb., who has 'been urgit.jg the
federal railroad administration tto
lower the freight rate on potash
from Nebraska- to eastern and
southern points, was promised by
1 rathe director Chambers that a
reduction would be made, the exact
amount of which would be ' an
nounced next Tuesday.
Secretary Lane, who is urging
congress to enact the potash licens
ing bill, has also taken an active
part in securing lower fr 'ght fates
for Nebraska and California pro
ducers and wrote a strong letter to
the railroad administration urging
the .Nebraska potash men in
Washington feel hopeful of the out
come of legislative action and are
also greatly encouraged by informa
tion lately reaching them to the ef
fect that very little foreign potash
will probably reach this country be
HAVE HOT, TILT ON
Government Ownership Advo
cate and Opponent in Argu
ment Before Commission.
Washington, July 24. Eugene N.
Foss, former governor of Masachu
setts, advocating government own
ership of all public utilities, and
James L, Quackenoush, counsel for
the Interborough Rapid Transit
camparly of New York, who declared
Foss' proposals were "stuff and non
sense" gave the FedaraT Electric
Railways commission Thursday the
liveliest sesion since it started its in
vestigation of the condition of rail
ways in this country.
"Private ownership has fallen
down," Mr. Foss asserted. "There is
left only public ownership with pri
vate operation or public ownership
"Put a stop to this cheap talk, to
this "old stuff," retorted Mr.
Quackenbush. "The thing to do is
not to talk bunkum, but to recog
nize facts. Unless we can get an in
crease in fare between now and Jan
uary, it means . a receiver for the
Interborough. If you are going to do
something, get busy."
Letter from Edison.
A letter from Thomas A. Edison
was read, iu which he said:
"The iron-clad contracts between
the roads and cities made in cheer
ing days under normal conditions
have no protective clauses -against
the greatest change that has taken
place in centuries, due to the world
war. The municipalities can exact
their pound of flesh if they so de
sire, with the ultimate bankruptcy
of these organizations, but the spirit
that is now abroad in the world is
against this. We are all trying to
play fair. If suffer we must, let us
all suffer alike. If prosperity comes,
all should participate in a like man
ner." Mr. Foss expressed a belief that
the electric lines in his state would
be well on the way to public owner
ship "before snow flies." Recent
increase in fare to 10 cents inBos
ton was not popular, he said, re
sulting in a loss of 25 per cent in
traffic and $4,000 a day in revenue.
New Piece Rate Offer Made
to Men That it Is Hoped
Will Be Acceptable. -
London, July 24. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Thursday was fully
occupied with conferences between
Premier Lloyd George and other
members of the government and the
mining interests and closed with the
prospect of settlement. According
to the strike leaders in Yorkshire,
the whole trouble arose through an
attempt by the coal controller to
evade the piece rate provisions of
the Sankey report, which the gov
ernment had as a working basis.
One result of the conference be
tween the premiers and the miners'
executive was a new piece rate offer
on the part of the government
which the miners' federation ap
pointed a subcommittee to consider.
The subcommittee held a con
ference Thursday evening with the
coal controller. No official report
of this conference has been issued,
but it was unofficially stated that
when the miners' federation meets
In the morning to consider the sub
committee's, report, there is every
prospect that a settlement will be
Republicans Urge Marketing
$120,000,000 Worth of
Surplus Stocks to Give Citi
zens Chance to Buy Cheaply.
WHILE PRICES ADVANCE
800 Natives Killed
in Egyptian Trouble
Londoitpjuly 24. Eight hundred
natives were killed and . 1,600
wounded during the recent disturb
ances in the Khyber district, Egypt,
according to dispatches from Gen
eral Allenby. Cecil Hamsworth, un-der-secretary
of the foreign office,
madehis announcement in the
house of commons
Young Negro Pays
Death Penalty for
Attack on Woman
Gilmore, Tex., July 24. Gilmore
was quiet Thursday night after a
night and day of intense excitement
brought about by the attack on a
white, woman, and the lynching on
the court house square of Chillon
Jennings, young negro, for the
crime, after he was identified and
. Jennings was captured by a
sheriff's posse three miles from Gil
more after an all-night search. He
was placed in jail at noon. A mob
soon gathered and with the aid of
sledge hammers broke the steel
doors of the jail.
.' Just as the negro was brought out
and a tope placed about his neck,
a man on horseback approached
and was handed the other end of
the rope. He galloped away, drag
ging the negro several blocks to the
court house square. Jennings was
thert hanged. In a few minutes the
crowd dispersed leaving the body
hanging It was cut down at 4
The woman is in a critical con
dition. Andrews to Make Address
at Johnstown Celebration
Washington. July 24. (Specials
Congressman Andrews will speak in
Johnstown, N. Y., tomorrow at the
homecoming of the soldiers of Ful
ton county. ,He left for New York
today at the request of Congress
man Frank Crowther of the Thir
tieth , district to fill an engagement
made for this occasion by Senator
Report Issued Expresses Dis
approval of Policy of Export
and Advises Disposition of
Supplies on Domestic Market.
Washington, July 24. Immedi
ate sale of the $120,000,000 surplus
stock of foodstuffs held by tqe War
department under a plan which
will "insure opportunity for the
people of the United States
to buy" was recommended vby the
10 republican members of the house
investigating committee. The five
democratic committeemen with
held decision, pending a review of
eveidence taken by a sub-committee.
The report criticised what it de
clared the department's "non-activities
in the sae of very large quanti
ties of food supplies 'now held in
storage," and asserted that six
months elapsed before any surplus
stock was declared, "while in the
meantime the food was deteriorat
ing and becoming of less value and
the high cost of living continued."
Attack Policy of Export.
The report also expressed "the
subcommittee's disfavor of a policy
of export," and recommended that
"plans be devised by the secretary
of war. through the War depart
ment for the early disposition of all
surplus food production on the
"Inexcusable delay," the report
declared, resulting in the spoiling
of millions of pounds of hams and
bacon, it being asserted that "not
withstanding the authorization of
surplus by the chief of staff on
November 30, 1918, no action was
taken with reference to declaring
a surplus until May, 1919, six
months after the declaration was
Much Sold Spoiled.
Sales of army foodstuffs in the
United. States aggregate $12,000,000
satd the report, adding that a very
large quantity of that sold was
spoiled and unfit for the general
market otherwise, it would not
have been placed on sale."
Attack on present plans for sale
of the surplus stocks also was con
tained in the report, which outlined
the plan as providing for sale only
to municipalities, which would have
10 days to make payment to the
government and bear the transporta
tion cost from the nearest army
"This plan, adopted by the gov
ernment," declared the report, "will
not result in the sale of these pro
ducts to any great extent, for the
reason that municipalities, under
their charter, have no legal author
ity to purchase food products for
sale. Many municipalities which
have indicated a desire to purchase
this food for the benefit of their citi
zens, have been met with the threat
of injunction on the part of the local
dealers, which threat has been suf
ficient to prevent a purchase of the
Aerial Mail Pilots "
Used Are Unsafe
Belmont Park, N. Y.,j July 24.
Asserting they are forced to fly not
only in bad weatherT but also in un
af machines. 20 aerial mail Dilots
have served notice on Second As
sistant Postmaster General Praeger
at Washington that they would re
fuse to fly Friday unless reinstate
ment was granted two brother oilots
who they assert were discharged be
cause they refused to take the air
on account of the fog.
Wtshington, July 24. Otto Pra
ger, second assistant postmaster
general, said he did not believe any
strike' of mail aviators was impend
ing or that men in the service
would refuse duty.v x
"It is true that I did get an anon
ymous telegram," he said. "At
least a telegram signed 'mail avia
tors,' which purported to come from
the flyers at New York, and said
that they would not take out the
mail Friday unless two men dis
charged Tuesday were reinstated.
Those men yill not go back into the
service, but it is likely there will be
First 1919 Cotton Ginned.
Seeley, Cal.. July 24.-The " first
bale of 1919 cotton was ginned here
Wednesday and was sold immedi
ately for 35 cents a pound, with a
bonus of $25 and all dinning costs.
It brought a sum in excess of $200.
"Now do you suppose he is really going to resign?"
Separate Treaty Should Have
Been Presented for Ratifica
tion With German Agreement
Published Texts Show.
STILL WITH PRESIDENT
WHO BROUGHT IT OVER
NEED OF MONEY,
Members of National Com
mittee Spend Day in City;
Homer S. Cummings, chairman of
the democratic national committee,
accompanied bv W. D. Jamieson of
Iowa, director of finance for the
committee, spent a busy day. in
Omaha yesterday. They were-.ac-companied
by Mrs. George Bass of
Chicago and Mrs. Antoinette Funk
of Washington, heads of the wom
en's bureau and the educational bu
reau, respectively, of the national
On the last leg of a tour of 16
states west of the Mississippi river
the party has been conducting a curtain-raiser
for the 1920 national cam
paign and also lending aid and com
fort to the administration as against
Seek 1,000,000 Contributors. .
One of the features of the day was
an announcement by Mr. Jamieson
that the democrats are starting to
enlist 1,000,000 contributors to the
democratic national campaign fund
and he stated that Nebraska's quota
is $20,000. Money, he explained, will
be received from "men, women and
children." ' ,
"We are going to have a real fight
next year," predicted Mr. Jamieson,
"and we might as well look the sit
uation squarely in the face. We are
starting out to get an army of cOn-,
tributors, and the Lord knows that
we will need a hell of a lot of
money. The democratic national
committee always needs money."
The businese session of the day
was a state conference of democrats
held in the afternoon in parlor B of
the Paxton hotel. About 100 at
tended. While the state conference was in
session a reception was. held at Ho
tel Fontenelle for Mrs. Bass and
Mrs. Funk, at wheh these women
spoke. Mrs. A. C. Shallenberger also
outlined plans for a state organiza
tion of women.
Dinner in Evening.
A dinner for men and women was
held at the Omaha Athletic club in
the evening, Arthur F. Mullen, na
tional committeeman, presiding. The
speakers were National Chairman
Cummings. Mr. Jamieson, Mrs. Bass
and Mrs. Funk.
During his afternoon address to
the state conference Chairman
Cummings did not mince words in
his frank manner of telling why he
and other representatives of the na
tional committee have been out over
"We .are a band of political pil
grims," he said. "We felt that the
democratic morale was not what it
should be in this country, and we
(Continued on rge Two, Column fire.)
U. S. AND MEXICO
AGREE ON BORDER
Conference Held Between
American Army Officers and
Douglas, Ariz., July 24. A com
plete understanding has been reached
upon detaitW. of a plan whereby of
ficers of the United States army in
Arizona and those of the Mexican
federal army in Sonora will co
operate to prevent trouble along the
Arizona-Sohora boundary. This
was the outcome of a conferenqe
held in Agua Prieta Thursdaafter
noon between Brig. Gen. W. R.
Smedgberg, commanding jhe Ari
zona military district, and Gen.'De
Brigade, P. Elias Calles, governor of
Sonora and secretary of commerce
and industry in the Carranza cabi
net. The conference also was at
tended by Col. W. O. Johnson, com
manding Camp Harry J., Jones, near
here; Captain Wright of the army
intelligence service and W. D. King,
a Douglas attorney, who acted as
interpreter for the conferences.
The conferees'discussed recent in
cidents, out of which friction had
arisen in the border district, par
ticularly in the vicinity of Nogales,
Ariz. General Calles stated that he
had strengthened the border guard
in that vicinity and could guarantee
there would be no repetition of the
alleged thefts of five stock which
had caused misunderstanding and
friction in the past. - A program of
co-operative effort on the part of
the American and Mexican army of
ficers was discussed and adopted,
promising to eliminate such points
of friction as have existed.
General Smedgberg, following his
return to Douglas, expressed satis-
! faction over the result of his confer-
ence, tne result oi wnicn ne win
communicate to headquarters of the
southern division for transmission to
the War department at Washington.
Mrs. Jones Wounded in
Head by Stray Bullet;
, Condition Precarious
Mrs. T. D. Jones, 49 years old,
Fifty-eighth and Fowler avenue, is
lying in St. Joseph's hospital as a
lfesult of a stray bullet which pierced
I hur lwsf3 tact I(rlit
Police have no clew to" the
identity of the person who fired
Mrs. Jones was sitting in a buggy
in front of 4624 Grand avenue at
8:40 o'clock, talking to her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr.1 and Mrs. E. F.
Sallander of Mary Anna apartments.
The bullet passed over the head of
Mrs. Sallander and entered her
mother's right temple. At midnight
her condition was precarious.
According to the police report, the
shot came from a nearby cornfield.
The report of a gun' was not heard
and who fired the shot is a mystery
to the police
A. Mitchell Palmer Defends
Administration of Alien
Enemy Property Before
Washington, July 24. A. Mitchell
Palmer, before the senate judiciary
subcommittee Thursday, renewed
his fight for senate confirmation of
his nomination as attorney general
and again vigorously defended Jiis
administration as alien property
custodoian. He replied to charges
of improper administration of alien
enemy property, made by Harold
Remington, a New York lawyer.
and Leslie. S. Kennard, an Indiana
attorney, holding a position in the
alien property custodoian's office.
Mr. Remington, appearing before
he committee in person, declared
that -as the Department of Justice
must pass on many acts and claims
of the alien property custodoian's
office, Mr. Palmer's appointment as
attorney general was highly lm
General charges of improper ad
ministration" were made by Mr.
Kennard in a statement recently
submitted r the committee by
Senator New, republican of Indiana,
(Continued on Page Two, Column Four.)
Another Judge Says
2.75 Per Cent Beer Is
Without Pale of Law
New York, July 24. Beer of 2.75
per cent alcoholic content is held
to be intoxicating within the mean
ing of the war-time prohibition act
in a decision returned by Federal
Judge Thomas I. Chatfield of
Brooklyn, in t test case' brought, by
the government against Martin
Schmauder of New Haven, Conn.,
who was charged with selling beer
in violation of the wartime prohibi
tion law. v
"Under the Internal revenue laws
and all standards by which congress
could have viewed the matter, the
I beer described in the present in-
tormation (i.75 per cent beer) was
of the class known, as intoxicating
liquor, and as such its sale was pro
hibited," says the opinion.
Bela Kun Wants Safe
Transport to Argentina
London, July 24. Bela Kun, de
posed head of the Budapest soviet
government, has asked the allies for
safe conduct to the Argentine re-
! public, where he intends living, ac
jcotdinji to an Exchange Telegraph
i Copenhagen dispatch quoting Vien
Pledge of Simultaneous Pre
sentation Violated, Sena
tors Udgelnd Brandegee
Charge in Bitter Debate.
Washington, July 24. While re
publican a'nd democratic senators , "
were feeling out the possibilities, of
former President Taft's plan for in
terpretations in the league of na
tions ratification the attack on Pres-.
ident Wilson's course in concluding
peace was renewed from a new quar
The storm center of the assault ;
was a section of the defensive treaty
with trance, which published texts
have shown to provide that it must
be presented for senate ratification'
"at the same time" as the treaty -T
with Germany. N The latter was sob-'-
nutted two weeks ago; the former
brought back from Jaris by the .
In au hour of bitter debate Chair
man Lodge of the foreign relatinons
committee and Senator Brandegee,
republican, Connecticut, accused the
president of violating the pledge of
simultaneous presentation made;
when he signed thet treaty and Sen- .
ators Hitchcock, Nebraska, and Wil- ..
liams, Mississippi, democrats of the
committee, repled that the charges
only renewed an attempt to "ham- V
string and discredit the president. . -Consideration
Later Chairman Lodge presentee"'
a resolution by which the senate
would "respectfully request" , that
the treaty be submitted so that the
senate could consider it "in connec- .
tion with the treaty of peace with
Germany." A request for immediate
consideration was blocked by Sena
tor Robinson, Arkansas, and the "
resolution probably will come up
Friday. It carries this quotation ,
from section four of the treaty as
published :-v .
"The present treaty will be sub- -mitted
to the senate at the same
time as the treaty of Versailles is
submitted to the senate for its ad
vice and consent to ratification." -. .
The suggestion of Mr. Taft foi .
six interpretations in the ratifica tion
resolution affecting the league
covenant led to no discussion or'
the senate floor but held first plac .
in cloak room talk and in many con-
ferences among senators of al
shades of opinion. Most of then
seemed inclined to look warily at :
the suggested plan and to withhold
comment for the present. Chairman
Lodse had tmthing to say; neither
had Senator Hitchcock. Both how
ever, indicated their positions had
been ii no wise changed by Mr.
Taft's arguments. .. . '
Not WhoHy Committed.
The group of republicans who, .
under the leadership of Senators
McCumber, North Dakota, and Mc
Nary, Oregon, are working for a '
middle course, received the former
president's views with enthusiasm
although not committing themselves
specifically to his program of inter
pretations. They say the form of
any reservations or interpretations .
still is an open question among -them
though they hope to set it
. Shantung and the league , also
were debated, in the senate, Senator f
Robinson presenting the legal "
claims of Japan in Shantung penin-
sula. Senator Fletcher, democrat. '
Florida, supporting the league, andx.
Senator Lenroot, republican, Wis
consin, declaring he could not ac
cept certain features of the covenant'
without reservations to safeguard .
the ripht of independent national
No More Conferences.
President Wilson's confercenes t'
with republican senators at the ;
(Continued on Pare Tiro. Calntnn One.) -
Vote of Confidence
Again Given to
tv French Premier
Paris, July-24. (By the Associated'
Press.) Premier Clemenceau's. ' op-
ponents continued Thursday to
"shake the plum tree" in the hope'
of bringing down another ministerial
plum like M. Boret, former food
minister, if not the entire crop.
The;, attacked the premier throuS'i
Minister of Finance Klotz and the "
financial policy with the result that '
there was an increased majority on ",
a vote of confidence, the govern--men!
getting 304 votes to 134
M. Klotz expressed perfect opti- '
mism on the ability pf France to :
emerge successfully from what he
termed a difficult but not desperate "
situation as against the gloomy
views expressed by his critics.
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