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he Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 49 NO. 252.
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Frankfort and Darmstadt in
Germany Taken to Enforce
Terms of Peace Treaty Call
ing for Neutral Zone.
NO ONE AFFECTED IF
1 ORDER IS PRESERVED
Forces to Withdraw as Soon
As Prussians Evacuate Occu
pied Territory Find Streets
Almost Deserted of Soldiers.
By The AMoclatofl Prn.
Mayence, April 6. French troops
entered Frankfort at 5 o'clock this
.jjiorning, finding only a small Ger
man force, left there to afford no-
lice protection for the people. The
occupation of the city was a merely
military march and was not at
tended, by any fighting.
Darmstadt was entered shortly
afterwards bv French forces. The
German government garrison of
that city had left at midnight , to
'avoid contact with the French, and
this morning was six miles east of
Genera! De Goutte lias issued a
proclamation to cities and' towns
within the area to be occupied, de
claring French troops have crossed
the Rhine to compel the Berlin gov
ernment to respect its agreement
with the allies and asserting there
is no hostile intent toward the peo
ple of that region. The proclama
tion says the French troops will
withdraw as soon as German gov
ernment forces have evacuated the
, neutral zone and declares no .one
'will be affected by the presence of
the French as long as order is- main
tained. Paris Papers Favor ASvance.
Paris, April 6. French soldiers
today occupy the German, cities of
Frankforf-On-Main and Darmstadt.
Forces commartded'by General De
Goutte, which have been holding
Itin Mav?nr hridcrehead. were or-
followine the efforts on the part of
the French government yesterday
to induce the Berlin government to
withdraw its forces from the neu
tral zone along the eastern bank ot
the Rhine, where they had been or
dered to. disperse- communistic units.
Chief interest Ja the situation as
evidenced by newspapers hMfTts
whether the allies will support
France and to what extent. This
query was put to Premier Millerand
by the Echo, de Paris last night, the
"England was victorious and so
was France. I am confident every
thing will work out perfectly."
Asked who would , pay the ex-
"Whv. Germanv. obviously; since
it was she that by her acts obliged
us to resort to coercion."
Papers Endorse Move.
Occupation of Frankfort, Darm
stadt and other German cities in
the neutral zone is generally en
dorsed by journals of all shades of
political opinion. .Critics of the pre
mier, however, deplore the fact the
allies , are not participants in the
"Pertinax," political editor of the
Echo de Paris, says more concrete
support will be forthcoming as a 're
sult of the premier's statement is
sued last night. He says M. Miller
and "feels capable of convincing
President Wilson, himself, that he is
till guided by rules of logic."
. "Mr. Wilson's memorandum of
larch 29," the writer continues
said dispatch of more German
, troops into the Ruhr region must,
(Continued on Pnire Two, Column Four.)
Nebraska Man Named
President of New Farm
117 'a A l!
vv ruers vssuuauun
Chicago. April 6. The American
Farm Papers - Editorial association
was organized with C. W. Pugsley,
Lincoln, Neb., editor of the Ne
braskan Farmer, as president The
first annual meeting of the associa
tion will be held in St. Louis, May
The organization was formed to
. promote the welfare of the mem
bers and the farming interests and
to obtain legislation beneficial to
the' farming industry, it was an
nounced. Twenty-five farm publi
: cations signed as charter members.
Other officers included Carl Wil
- liams of Oklahoma City, editor of
the Oklahoma Farmer, vice presU
dent, and C. V. Gregory of Chi
cago, editor of the Prairie Farmer,
Flood Waters Along Omaha
River Front Slovyly Recede
Flood water in north and east
Omaha is receding gradually. Resi
dents who were forced to vacate
homes when the Missouri river
overflowed are returning. .
As high waters subsided in north
Omaha Monday night lowlands on
the South Side were flooded. Resi
dents on the South Side say the Mis
souri wasnever higher. ' The river
gauge registered a drop of -.7 'of a
TALK OF SOVET
Special Measures Taken to
Keep Crowds Away From
Copenhagen, April 6. The po
lice were out again in full force
Monday night and special measures
were taken to keep crowds away
from the neighborhood of the royal
Syndicalists and left socialist agi
tators held meetings before the
town hall, at which there was much
talk' of a soviet republic ajid other
revolutionary measures. Large
gangs of roughs were out for mis
chief, but(police restricted this to
the breaking of various windows
and the plundering of one or two
9hcp fronts. - ,
The calling off or the general
strike sems to have been followed
virtually all along the line and life
was almost normal.
The jubilation of the moderate so
cial democrats at the success of their
action is tempered by the advantage
that the brandishing of the strike
weapon lias given the syndicalists
and socialists, -who are loudly pro
claiming their dissatisfaction at the'
Omaha Man Said to'Be
For Probe of Packets
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Washington, D. C., April 6.
(Special Telegram.) E. L. Burke of
Omaha, vice prident of the Amer
ican Live Stock association, was es
pecially named today by General
Lightfoot, attorney for the Wilson
Packing company, as the one man
responsible for the investigations
leading up to the proposed packing
legislation now under consideration
by the house agricultural commit
tee. General Lightfoot said Mr. Burke
was the first person to advise such
legislation in 1914 and that he had
been present and testified at every
hearing on the subject since that
Whether the agriculture commit
tee recommends legislation or not.
it follows that Mr. Burke has ren
dered a public service. If no legis
lation is needed he will have assisted
in allaying the agitation surrounding
the meat industry; and if legisla
tion is needed, as many believe. Mr.
Burke will have a Marge share in
having brought the same to a suc
, Squared by Two, Shots
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Forces M'-v' S tok
Ami : 'iLv -of
ShoUa Approximately 100
Koreans Reported Captured.
INJURED IN BATTLE
Japanese Government An
nounces Intention of With
drawing Soldiers When Free
dom of Traffic Guaranteed.
Chicago Trlbnne-Omh B leaietf Win.
Chicago, April 6. Repulsed when
he proposed marriage, John Fren
aldi, 27 years old, squared a "tri
angle" today with two revolver
shots. The first shot fatally wound
ed Mrs. Annie Barracchio, also 27
years old and a divorcee of a week.
The second shot ended Frenaldi's
- Mrs. Barracchio was shot as she
slept in the house of her parents.
Frenaldivhad been a boarder in the
home apd was deeply in love with
the daughter. She had divorced her
husband on the grounds of cruelty
and Frenaldi had played a promi
nent part -in the divorce proceed
. Search for Airplane
Used by Bootleggers
Chicago Tribune-Oman Dm Lcaacd Wire.
Washington, April 6. Prohibition
agents have been asked by the
Washington officials to keep a snarp
i.mkniit fnr' a mvst prion airolane
iwnvut v " tj
which flies over the Canadian bor
der every' night into Montana and
drops a parachute. The information
ic that thic narschntc carries a Quan
tity of whisky", which is disposed of
After dropping the parachute the
airolane goes back into Canada
Kansas Miners Ordered
To Appear Before Court
Pittsburg, Kan., April 6. Alexan
der Howat, president of the Kan-
t?ic minprc and fmir other district
officials of the union organization
were ordered by Judge A. J. curran
of the Crawford county district
court to appear forthwith before the
Kansas court of industrial relations
The officersin addition to Mowat,
are August Dorch',' vice -president;
Thomas Harvey, secretary-treasur-er;
Thomas Cunningham and Rob
ert Foster, auditor. Officers will
serve the papers on the miners' offi
cials late today. . . v '
Warrant for Cosgrove Is ,
Still in Hands of Police
Fruit Crop Damaged.
Oklahoma City, Okl. April 6.
Damage' to the Oklahoma fruit crop,
resulting from the freezing tem
perature of the blizzard Saturday
and Sunday, will be. in excess of $5.
000,000, according to estimates made
by John A. Whitehurst, president pf
the state board of agriculture
A warrant for the arrest of Jim
mie Cosgrove, nemesis of the .Oma
ha police department, still remains
unserved at Central police station.
A charge of assault and battery
stands against Cosgrove for aa al
leged offsnse committed against
Tom Johnson, proprietor of the Ed
wards cafe, Sixteenth and Daven
port streets, last Saturday night.
The warrant was sworn out two
Brokerage Firm Files
Chicago, April 6. The brokerage
firm of Eugene W. Hoyne & Co.,
which was forced to suspend Mon
day when it announced it could not
protect its trades in May corn, filed
a voluntary petition in bankruptcy
Liabilities were listed at $4,222,
579. of which $1,589,834 is unse
cured, while its assets are $947,518.
Washington, April 6. Official
dispatches telling of the occupation
of Vladivostok by Japanese ivere
received "by the state department
from the American consulate.
The dispatches summarized the
situation as follows: '-
"The lines of the Japanese troops
were gradually extended to cover
thehills commanding Vladivostok
during the latter part of March, the
Japanese flag was raised over Tiger
hill, from which control of the rail
way station was possible, on April
1; fortifications ' were prepared on
April 2; Japanese demands were
presented to the provisional govern
ment of Vladivostok, and the occu
pation of the city began at 10
o'clock. Vladivostok time, April 4,
when Japanese troops moved in at
the railway station amid general
exchange of shots between the Jap
enese and the provisional 'forces.
No Americans Injured.
"Up to 11 o'clock no Americans
had been injured. Most 6f the Rus
sian troops who were at Vladivos
tok escaped into the hills. Approxi
mately 100 Koreans are reported to
have been arrested. , .
' "The department's information is
that ( the following notice, consti
tuting part of an announcement
published in the official gazette at
Tokio, on March 31, regarding Jap
anese troops in Siberia, made pub
lic by the State department on April
3. was reported in various, parts of
the city of Vladvistqk:
"The imperial Japanese govern
ment takes-occasion to declare its
intention that when political condi
tions in the country contiguous to
or neighboring on Japanese have be
come stable, and all menace to Man
xhuwa. and Korea have been re
moved, jWhen the life and property
i imperial subjects have been se
cured, and when the - freedom of
Waffle and communication has been
guaranteed, it will thtn withdraw its
military forces from all parts of Si
beria at the earliest moment op
portune after the conclusion of the
repatriation of the Czecho-Slovak
army. - , : ' - '
Republican Women .
Set Splendid Example
By Aged Mrs. Hough
-Reiwiblican women of Omaha have
a splendid example set them in Mrs.
Addie Hough, 3914 North Eight
eenth street, nearly 60 years old,
who .was injured by falling several
weeks ago and who has ,been un
able to walk since.
So .anxious was sre to register
and vote that she asked the repub
lican women's committee to help
her get downtown to register. .
Mrs. A. H. Schantz has offered
the use of her automobile and to
thc use of her automobile and today
Mrs. Hough will be brought to the
court house registration offices.
Tuesday Anniversary -Of
Four Great Events
Washington, April 6. Tuesday
was the anniversary of great events
One hundred and thirty-one years
ago George Washington was elected
first president of the United States
by the first session of congress,
which convened in. New York.
Fifty-eight years ago -the union
and confederate armies grappled in
the great battle of Shiloh. ,
Eleven years ago the late Rear
Admiral Peary "nailed the Stars and
Strioes to the north Dole."
. Three years ago the United States
declared war on Germany.
Attempt Made to Poison
. . Bela Kun'of Hungary
Vienna, April 6. (By The Asso
ciated . Press.) An attempt has
been made to poison Bela Kun, for
mer dictator of Hungary, and other
communists interned at Steinof. The
poison was concealed in a gift o(
Easter sweetmeats. Kun and all the
others were made ill, but are re
covering. The gift has been traced to three
Hungarians, one of whom has been
Bandit Who Robbed Bank
. . In St. Louis Identified
' St. Louis. April 6. Charles F.
Smith, an electrical contractor, who
late yesterday held up and robbed
the Easton-Taylor Trust company
of more than $15,000 and killed one
police officer andi seriously wounded
three others before being shot to
death himself, was the inventor of a
burglar alarm, police learned today.
Smith tormerly resided m .Day
ton, O. ...'
Pension fcill Passes House.
Washington, April 6. 'Annual
pension bill for 1921. carrying $214.-
020,000, passed the house without a
record vote and was sent to the sen
ate. It covers claims of 624.427, vet
erans of the civil, Spanish-American 1
and Mexican wars.
RECORD IN PARIS
Commander of U. S. Troops in
French Capital Disclaims
Washington, April 6. Disclaim
ing responsibility for prison bru
talities alleged to have occurred in
the Paris district while under his
jurisdiction, Brig. Gen. W. W.
Harts, former commander of Amer
ican troops in the French capital,
declared before a house war investi
gating committee that he was en
tirely satisfied with his reoord at
that post. .
General Harts said that while no
cases showing military police had
used "strong arm" methods in mak
ing arrests were reported to him,
about 100 cases of brutalities! were
reported among the 10,000 arrests
made during the four 'months period
he was in command. '
Chairman Johnson of the com
mittee expressed the opinion that
the committee room could be filled
with soldiers anxious to testify to
specific brutalities General March,
chief of staff, and other high army
ofticers, the chairman said, had ad'
mitted there was basis for the
charges now before the committee,
To General Harts" statement that
it the alleged conditions had existed,
he did not know of them Mr. John
"That's just it. If you didn't
know, you ought to have known,
and if you didn't acquaint yourself
with conditions, you were derelict
to your duty. '
Collector G. C. Loomis
Will Be Reappointed
Wasliincrtmv Anril sr,ria1
leiegram.) senator Hitchcock, who
nas just returned trom Augusta,
Georgia, said tnrfav that hp tiaH nn
information whatsoever as to the
rumor current in Omaha that John
. Gillan was to succeed George L.
.oomis as internal revenue collec
' "I have, not discussed the internal
revenue collertorshin with anvlmHv
and I did not know that the term of
Mr. Loomis was about to expire,"
said Senator Hitchcick. "I under
stand that Mr. Loomis has given
entire satisfaction in the office, have
heard no complaints whatsoever as
to the conduct of the office under
its present head. It has been the
policy of the administration to re
appoint' officials where , thev have
rendered efficient service and I sup
pose that policy will be pursued in
the case of Mr. Loomis."
Senator Hitchcock will leave on
weeic in campaigning lor th Hitch
cock candidal es for delegates to the
national democratic, convention and
incidentally put in some telling blows
for' his lieutenant, Arthur F. Mul
lin, for national rommitteeman.
Spuds, Irish and Sweet,
Reach New High Point
In Stores of Omaha
Another echo of the freight car
shortage. ' .
Potatoes, . both Irish -and sweet,
sold on the local retail market yes
terday at $5 per bushel. This is the
highest retail price that "spuds"
have ever brought, according to old
experienced housekeepers and com
Omaha com:nissi6u men laid the
luxury price of potatoes to the
freight car shortage and pointed Out
that hundreds of bushels of pota
toes in . Minnesota and Wisconsin
couuld not be moved. Omaha gets a
large portion of her supply from
that region. ''
The severe winter and the short
age of potatoes caused by the; var
were also attributed as causes of
the top'price. In the east, it was
said, large quantities of potatoes
froze in storage. '
Nine years ago potatoes sold on
the local market at 55 cents a bush
el. In 1917 Hie price had increased
to $2.40 and gradually kept going
up until the peak price of Tuesday.
Many Interesting Cases
Confronting Grand Jury
Cases varying from train rob
beries to the peddling of cocaine
will be brought before the federal
grand jury which is to convene here
on April 13. The case of H. H.
Hatch, alias R. C. Baker, alleged
leader of the gang which attempted
a 'wholesale jail delivery several
weeks ago promises to be one of the
Swift's New Omaha Manager
Arrives' Here Unexpectedly
Campbell Lain? of Chicago, new
manager of the 9rWit Packing Co.,
on the South Side, arrived in Oma
ha yesterday. He will take charge
of the plant immediately and will
bring his family here shortly. JHis
arrival was a surprise to officials
of the plant here, who had not been
notified of his selection as manager.
Mother Badly Burned in
Saving Children From Home
Nebraska City. Neb., April 6.
(Special.) Mrs. J. M.. Parmenter
was badly burned about the face
and hands when she rushed into her
burning home to rescue her chil
dren after they had set the house
on fire playing'with matches in the
basement. The house and contents
were completely destroyed.
Wed by Satne Preacher Who
Married Father and Mother
Charles F. Reis, Richfield, Neb.,
was united in marriage to Miss
Fhyllis Widman; Fremont, Monday
by Rev. Charles V. Savidge. Twenty-five
years ago Rev. Mr. Savidge
officiated at the wedding of the
groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ad
dison Rcis of Richfield,
WILL NOT MAKE
Chicago Convention of Repub
lican Party Will Not Be
Stampeded, Hence Persh
ing's Fine Chance.
By F. H. D ARROW.
Washington, April 6. (Special.)
The Chicago convention will not
make choice of the party candidate
without' full and deliberate consid
eration therej will be no -choice on
the first or tourtii--ballot.
If the combined judgment of re
publican leaders here be worth any
thing, these facts may be conceded.
Specific answers to these three
queries, personally made today, of
representative republicans at both
ends of the capitol, of newspaper
men in close touch with the situation
and lesser, lights who "sit in" the
game with interest at this time, war
rant the statements opening this dis
patch. Exception to the above must
of course be made of the patrisans
actively engacred in promoting the
Hoover and Wood candidacies, but
the public has long since realized
that the claims of such must be dis
counted.,' Leaders Vitally Concerned.
Republican leaders here who are
vitally concerned over the outcome
in November, and whose judgment
has not been hindered by a partisan
enthusiasm for some particular can
didate, have insisted from the first
that the choice' of the Chicago con
vention must be the result of care
ful deliberation; that every candi
date, active or receptive, must' put
his cards down on the table facing
up, and a selection made only after
the most thorough consideration of
all. There are too many angles "to
the situation to allow the man to be
named who can command the most
noise or whose friends can put up
the biggest campaign fund. Ihe
man selected at Chicago must be
"right" on more than one big ques-
(Conttnutd on Page Two, Column Two.)
Among His Enemies
Chicago, April 6. Maj. A. V. Dal
rymple. central states prohibition
commissioner, of Iron River "whisky
rebellion" fame, declared in a speech
before t Electric club that he had
"(wo enemies to fight the liquor in
terests aTid the newspapers."
"These are our two great domestic
enemies,'! he said, "and they are in
league against me. When I came to
Chicago I had no friends and three
acquaintances. Now I know 2,000.
000 people of this city and have a
little more than that number in en
emies. The newspapers are the di
rect cause of it."
He announced that he was going
to fill the jails with doctors and
druggists "until their feet stick out
the windows." His men are arrest
ing physicians and drug store pro
prietors at the rate of 15 or 20 a
day for violating the liquor laws, he
Oats Prices On Omaha
Exchange Break Record
Cash oats again broke the record
on the Omaha grain exchange, bv
selling at the high price of $1 pet
This is the highest price ever ob
tained for oats on the Omaha mar
ket and comes as a culmination qf
a gradual increase in the price sinte
the first of the year.
Officials of the Omaha Grain 'Ex
change stated that the gradual in
crease in the price of oats is due
to the short crop of last year, which
was the smallest in the past five
Many Southerners Turn
From Party Ranks to
Assist Pershing Drive
Washington, April 6. (Special.)
"After spending six weeks in
Florida and touring a number of
southern states, I have been greatly
impressed by-the number of men in
the south who incline toward the
republicans this year," said Judge T.
A. Holloway, a prominent Virginian
visiting in Washington. ,
"Neither the league of nations nor
the prohibition question appears to
be troubling them much. They are
more concerned over getting a man
in the White House who will have
the confidence of the people, who9e
ability has been demonstrated, and
who can pull the United .States back
to the position she occupied before
the war Juiancially and diplomatic
eally , . f. -a. . .
"1 was surprised to- find a strong
sentiment favoring General Pershing
for president. The southerners ap
pear to have the impression that
Pershing was not only a success as
commander of our overseas foes,
but that his civilian viewpoint and
practical mind typifies the kind of a
man needed in the , White House at
this time. General Pershing- has
been accorded ovations wherever he
appeared in the south, and of all the
dark horses mentioned, the Ne
braskan, in my opinion, seems most
likely to make the stronger appeal
to the Chicago convention."
Johnson Holding Big
Lead in Michigan Vote;
Hoover Loses Ground
Detroit, April 6.--Returns from
1,428 precincts out of 2,421 in the
state on both republicannd demo
cratic candidates showed little
change in the race between Senator
Hiram W. Johnson and Maj. Gen.
Leonard Wood for the republican
presidential endorsement of Michi
gan voters, while Governoi: Edwards
of New Jersey forged ahead of Her
bert Hoover on the democratic bal
The totals for the leaders were:
Republican Johnson, 117,456:
Democrats Edwards, o4,472;
Hoover, 51,535. .
Celebrates 75th Birthday
By Working as usual
Mat. Robert S. Wilcox, Civil war
veteran and pioneer Omaha settler,
observed his 75th birthday yester
day by rising early and working till
noon his duties as vice president
of the Nebraska Savings and Loan
He stopped work at noon to at
tend a noonday luncheon for his
youngest daughter, Mrs. Arthur M.
Newell, in observance of her fifth
wedding anniversary, given at his
apartment in the Normandie, and
attended only by close relatives. He
asserted his intention to return to
work in the afternoon, however.
"I believe I am well because I
keep working," he explained, "so
1 expect to keep at it indefinitely.
Of course .1 may have to lay off to
celebrate my golden wedding anni
versary next year."
Women Disregard Warning
And Picket British Embassy
Washington, April 6. Disregard
ing warnings of the federal govern
ment that they would be prosecuted
under federal penal statutes, three
women favorable to anIrish repub
lic resumed today the picketing of
the British embassy, which led yes
terday to two arrests.
BIG DAMAGE SUIT
Chicken Thieves and Case of
Mistaken Identity Also En
ter Into Three-Reel
Indianola, la., April 6. (Special.)
A case of mistaken identity,
chicken thieves, a turkey that stayed
out nights and a damage suit for
$10,000, are.' mixed up in a case now
Jpending injthe district .courtJThe
scenario; ' " ' " '
Reel T.-'-Jacob G. Calnso hears
his chickens squawking and swears
vengeance . against all chicken
Reel II. Mrs. Mary A. Davitt's
favorite turkey goes for a walk in
Jhe evening. Anthony Philip Da-
vitt, minor, goes in quest of tne
Reel III. Toney locates turkey in
Callison tree and skins up the tree
after turk. Bangl Charge from
shotgun in Callison's hands strikes
boy, who falls from tree.
Reel IV. Callison takes boy to
hospital in Des Moines.
Reel V. Comes Anthony Philip
Davitt by his . mother and next
friend and claims in district court
the 'sum of $10,000 liquidated dam
ages for permanent disability as a
result of the occurrences in Reel III.
Bourbons in House Expected
To.Vote Almost Solid Against
Proposal to Declare Wac
With Germany at an End.
Resolution Will Be Taken Up
For Debate Thursday, Undei
Special Rule Providing fo
Nine Hours' Discussion.
Partly cloudy Wednesday;
much change in temperature.
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Charges Delay in
Obtaining Work for
r" ill oil
Washington, April 6. Discharged
soldiers were placed in positions by
the federal board for vocational
training as quickly as possible and
without being trained for better
jobs, George B. McGovern, of Yonk
ers, N. Y., a former special agent of
the board, in charge of placing men,
testified before the house committee
investigating the board's activities.
Inexcusable delays in getting men
started in rehabilitation work also
occurred, the witness said. He de
nied that organized labor had dic
tated the placing of soldiers in jobs.
McGovern told the committee he
was forced to resign because of the
manner in which the board operated.
Labor Leader Pleads for
Minimum Wage Plan
New York, April 6. Samuel
Gompers, president of the Ameri
can Federation, of Labor, pleaded
for a minimum wage for workers
in an address at an editorial con
ference of New York trade tech
"No employers should be allowed
to continue unless he is in a posi
tion to pay his employe a minimum
standard wage," said Mr. Gompers.
"Such an employer ought to get
out at once and give some one else
a chance, who can put the business
on a paying basis."
Three Canadian Soldiers
Get Long Terms in Prison
Wmnipeg. Man., April 6. Three
returned Canadian soldiers, con
victed of manslaughter for killing
William De Forge, an army intelli
gence 'officer, October 18, 1919,
while staging a holdup, were sen
tenced to long terms in prison. W.
H. Elnick received a sentence of 25
years in prison, and Jack Clements
and Harold Burdie, 15 years each.
Destroyer Named in Honor
Of Admiral Peary Launched
Philadelphia, April 6. The t&r
pedo boat destroyer Peary, named
in honor of the late Rear Admiral
Peary, was launched at the Cramps
shipyards on the 11th anniversary of
his discovery of the north pole.
Mrs. Marie Stafford, his daughter,
who is known as the "sjiow baby,"
was the sponsor.
Washington, April 6. The mat
jority report of the house commit
tee on foreign relations, -recrtiru
mending adoption of the resolution!
declaring the state of war with Ger
many at aii end was introduced t04
day by Chairman Porter, accom
panied by a special rule providing
for nine hours debate, under which
it will be taken up in the. house on
Thursday. The minority report
prepared by Representative Flood
of Virginia, ranking democratic
member of the committee will bo
There was some debate !n the
house today on the jPcace matter
during which it was indicated that
the democrats would vote almost
solidly against the resolution.
Representative Venable, demo
crat of Mississippi, attacked the
constitutional power of congress to
take each action, characterizing it
as an attempted usurpation of the
treaty making functions, while,
Representative Mondell, republican
leaderasserted that as congress
had the power to create a condition
of war, it had the power to end it.
Cite Several Authorities.
The majority report cited a num
ber of authorities on international
law to support the committee's con
tention that there were three
methods of determination belliger
ent status by treaty; by conquest
and subjugation of one combatant,
or "by the mere cessation of hos
tilities so long continued that it is
evident that there is no intention
of resuming them.'
"It has become the plain duty of
congress to declare, the admitted
fact, that the war with Germany
was ended," the report said.
"There has been," it continued, "
"a complete suspension of hostili
ties on both sides without any in
tention of resuming thcm..Congres!
is! clearly exereisinir nowers which
re within its constitutional rights
when recognizing and declaring
that the war is at an end. As of the
resolution of April 6, 1917, congress
officially recognized the fact that
war had been thrust upon us, so
now it becomes the duty' of con
gress to give official recognition to
the fact that the war is ended.
Moreover the general welfare of the" "
United States imperatively demands
that all uncertainty uoon this sub
ject shall cease, and that the extra
ordinary war powers of the govern
ment shall be vacated and set aside.
War Laws in Force.
"The laws conferring extraordiy
nary powers on the president for
the duration of the war are still in'
full force and effect and constitu
tional rights are still suspended.
Many of these laws are extremely
drastic, and could be justified only
as war necessities, but since the war
has, in fact, long since ceased, the
justification for these laws no long
"The effect of this resolution on"
all of the war legislation will be pre
cisely the effect that the ratification
and proclamation of the treaty
would have hadr Laws that were tor
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Committee Votes for
Extensive Naval Base
On San Francisco Bay
Washington, April 6. The senam
naval committee voted to establisli
an extensive deep water naval bas
on San Francisco bay and author-,
ized theJ appointment of a naval
commission to decide on a site anj
submit iplans and recommendation)
by October 1, 1920.
The committee voted to appro
priate $1,000,000 for the preliminary
work of the commission. The ulti
mate cost of the proposed base has
been estimated at from $40,000,000
The proposed base would replaca
the Mare Island navy yard as a
docking point for capital ships. The
Mare Island navy yard . would be
used in the future, Secretary Daniel
said, as a construction yard and
repair depot for smaller vessels.
Proposes Petrograd or '
Moscow for Conference
Warsaw, April 6. In his latest
note to Stansilaw Patek, Polish min
ister of foreign affairs, concerning
the proposed peace conference be
tween Poland and the Russian sovU
et government, M. Tchitcherin, boU
sheviki foreign minister proposes
Petrograd or Moscow as the place
for the meeting. He intimates, that,
if the Poles insist, the Soviets, as
a last concession, might agree on
Warsaw. The sovlets oppose!
Borisov as a place of meeting, del
daring it to be too near the fighti
ing front. i
Alleged Radical Released.
New York, April 6. John John
son, an alleged radical said t hav4
been prominent in labor circles inj
Pittsburgh, where he was arrested
and in Bakersfield. Cal., who has)
been held at Ellis island for uepor
tation. was released bv order of th4
leaerai district court,
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