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U. S. Plans
Senate Foreign Relations Com
mittee to Take Hand in Clash
Over Cable Concessions in
To Probe Shantung Row
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINC.
thieaga Tribune-Omaha Be I.eaW Wire.
Washington, Jan. 20. The clash
between the interests of the United
States and Japan in the Pacific ocean
lias reached such a pass that the sen
ate committee on foreign relations
decided today to take a hand inNthe
As the first step the committee
will endeavor to learn the details of
tfic agreements entered into at Paris
respecting the, disposition of the
former German cables in the Pacific,
the cable station Island of Yap and
the other former German islands
north of the' equator, over which
Japan has becu given a league of
The inquiry is likely to go into the
.question, of Shantung, which Japan
so far has failed to restore to China,
and the occupation of Vladivostok
and other parts of Manchuria oy tnc
t Senator Lodge, chairman of the
committee, had a conference this
afternoon with Acting Secretary of
State Davis, who it was stated will
appear before the committee next
',' Tuesday ta.furnish Paris peace con
ference documents and such infor
mation as the senators desire.
Wilson Consents to Move.
. It is understood President Wilson
has been advised of the purpose of
the inquiry and has consented to the
disclosure to the committee of the
' peace conference secrets bearing on
the situation. ,
Whether the committee wilt be
"able to obtain the navy general
hoard's recommendations to Mr.
Wilson warning him of the strategic
mistake of allowing Japan to get
possession of the German islands in
the North Pacific, enveloping Guam
and screening the Philippines, re
mains to be seen. This is a care
fully 'guarded report which the presi
dent ignored in consenting. to-the
award of the mandate for these
' islands to Japan and on which the
committee failed to get any light
when it interviewed the president at
the White House in August, 1919.
All Mr. Wilson would say on that
occasion was that he had made a
reservation in regard to Yap and had
obtained an oral agreement that this
- cable and radio center should bu
'."' disoosed. ef by the communications
conference," which ttow' rs endeavor
ing to settle the 'controversy over
. possession of the former German
cables in the Atlantic and the Pa1
. cmc. i ' ' ' ' ' ..'
. Takes Stubborn Attitude.
'Japan has adopted a stubborn at
. titude in the communications con
(Tura te Fata Two, Column Three.)
1 , To Control Packers
Washington, Jan. 20. Pending
legislation for regulation of the meat
industry was attacked in the senate
by Senator Sherman, republican, Illi
nois, who said the agricultural con
mittee substitute for the Kenyon
Kendrick bill would wreck the pack
ing industry. : The senate will vote
on the bill Monday.
"If the packers have grown to
large proportions, it is no more th3i
any other, industry has done when
operated on a scale profitable to
themselves and to the country," Sen
ator Sherman said, in relating mo
nopolistic : charges 7 , against the
- "Our British . cousins who nave
come to think commercially that the
world is theirs have led in these at
tacks," thescnator said, "because of
the position of Jamaica, a British
possession, in the banana producing
F Proposed by Hoover
'Washington, Jan. 20. Appoint
ment of a national board of ex
perts, with regulatory powers to im
prove marketing conditions, was
suggested by Herbert Hoover, ap
pearing before the h6use agriculture
committee, which is. holding hear
ings on bills Ho restrict speculation
on grain and cotton exchanges.
One function of such a board, he
said, would be to provide regulations
so' that the farmers could store his
;r grain at any country elevator and
"obtain a recognized warehouse re-j
ceipt that would open to him new j
credit. . ; j
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Charges Against "Spanish j
Grandee" Are Dismissed
v Madison, Wis.. .Jan. 20.-The
charge of larceny preferred against
Pierre P. Auther, who eloped whh
-Mrs. Philip M. .Frenzen two weeks
ago; was dismissed on motion of Dis-1
trict Attorney T. G. Lewis, who told
the court that in view "of the testi
mony given by the plaintiff, the
state could not successfully prose
cute Auther. Mrs. Atither and
Mrs, Franzen attended the trial.
Franzen served divorce papers on
his wife. It was understood that
she would not contest the case.
Court Hits Dry Law
Richmond. Va, Jan. 20. The Vir
ginia suDreme court overruled con-
L a: - t 1 1 T7 J I At
i im i iruiiniiK ni rounsr ior cund u vi-
len ot Jsewport News, that the voi
tead prohibition enforcement act
superseded state prohibition laws
and therefore the state courts were
without authority to enforce state
. laws .....
Peggy Marsh, Famous
English Actress, JU
.New lork, Jan. -U. .the ir.
of Peggy Marsh, English act
Albert J. Johnson of New l'ork,
nephew of the late Tom L. Johnson,
mayor of Cleveland, O., at Green
wich, Conn., on January 5 became
known here today. The ceremony
was performed by Justice of the
Peace Albert Meade.
The bride' is confined-in a sani
tarium here, where she recently un
derwent an operation for appendi
citis. The actress came to this country a
few weeks ago and announced she
would institute legal proceedings to
obtain part of the"5ortune of the late
Henry Field, II, of Chicago, on be
half of her 4-year-old son, Henry
Report of Investigating Com
mittee and Discussions on
Governor's Appointments I
Not for Public.
Lincoln, Jan, 20. (Special.) The
house and senate at a joint session
voted. 90 to 38, to adopt rules which
will bar the public from informa
tion of proceedings at a future joint
session, when the members will near
a report of the special investigating
committee and vote on confirmation
on the reappointment of the secre
taries. Under rules , adopted the
public is entitled to nothing except-
ng the final vote on confirmation and
ny member or officer of the legisla-
ure may be expelled if he divulges
information of the proceedings. ;
Democrats Object ,
The democrats built groundwork
for a fight iif the future by offering
strenuous objections to adoption of
the rules. The majority of Non
partisan leaguers in the house voted
for secret sessions. ;
The secret session rule was
branded by Lynn of Cedar, Oster
man of Merrick and others as a "relic
of the dark ages," "an unfair advan
tage of the taxpayers" and many
other uncomolimentary things.
"This is a family affair and one
which shouldn't be aired before the
public and be used to cripple the
efficiency of the secretaries," Senator
Wiltse of Falls City, declared in de
fense of the measure. ,
Those voting against the secret
session program are: Acton, Ander
son (Hamilton), Anderson (Knox),
Beans, Bock, Clizbe, Douglas, Down
ing, Dreuesdaw, Essam, Frost Gil
more Hilliard Hoare Hoffmeister,
Kendall,-, Lynn, ; Moscley, O'Gara,
Osternjan PfctersonJR3nk .Rodman,
smitn, taats, Stephenson, Murde
vant, Thompson, ; Votaw, Wallace,
Webster, Westerhoof, Wight. Wil
liams, Wood, Yciser, Young, Ulrich:
'senate. ... . ., ,.
'Open Shop' Movement
Chicago, Jan. 30. "The open shop
is the only true American standard
in which, no one receives special
privileges and all have an equal
chance, declared S. C. Mason, presi
dent of the National Association of
Manufacturers, before a meeting of
the members of the association. Mr.
Mason emphasized that the associa
tion had favored the open shop for
years.. ; ?
"We must' do all in our power
to quell the spirit of discontent that
rests on the country " he said. Con
gress can do much by removing the
government shackles on private
business. We must meet organized
labor with our organization." ' J
Mr. Mason advocated the abolish
ment of excess profit tax and said
that the seamen's bill was essential.
Wilson to Fill Places on
Washington, Jan. 20. President
Wilson probably will make appoint
ments to fill the two vacancies on
the board of directors of the war
finance corporation; if suitable men
can be found who are available, Sec
retary Houston said.
Several men have been under con
sideration, the secretary added, but
so far those that have met the re
quirements have not been available.
The present board has a legal quor
um and is ready for business, he ex
plained, but it has been thought ad
visable that a full board should take
Mississippi Man Charged
With Murder of His Wife
Aberdeen, Miss., Jan. 20. W. A.
Thwcatt, a planter, was arrested on
a warrant charging murder in con
nection with the death of his wife,
who perished in a fire that destroyed
their home December 6. A coroner's
jury found Mrs. Thweatt was in
sured for $23,000, payable to her
husband, and .that when he was
awakened by smcke, he dressed and
packed some of his belongings be
fore going for water to fight the J
flames. . ) ' '
. In Spain Nearly Lynched
Barcelona, Jan. 20. An angry mob
attempted to lynch a syndicalist agi
tator today when the man was ar
rested on a charge of attempting to
kill the proprietor of a steel plant.
Civil guards were compelled to
charge repeatedly upon the crowd to
sive the prisoner from violence.
Kansas Bank Closed
Coffeyville, Kan., Jan. 20. The
Peoples State bank of this city
closed today. . State Bank Commis
sioner Walter fWilson said the
bank's cash reserve was too low to
permit of its continuing inv business.
In the last statement published the
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U. S. Ships
Senator Jones Declares Eng
lish Government Actually
.Operates i International
Is Bound by Agreement
- By The Associated Presi. i
Washington, Jan. 20. Charges that
the International Mercantile Marine
company, an American-shipping com
pany, now controlling the operation
of approximately 40 vessels . leased
from the shipping board, is bound
by an. agreement entered into with
the British government iu 1903 to I
pursue "no policy injurious to the in-
tTcsts of the British mercantile ma- f
rine or of British trade," were made ;
here today by Senator Wesley S. ;
Jones of Washington, author of the
merchant marine act.
Parts of the text of the alleged
agreement entered into 'for period of
20 years, were read by Senator Jones
in an address before the annual con
vention of the National Merchant
Marine association, in which the sen
ator made sweeping charges of at
tempts by British fnterests, support- i
cuf nc saiu, vy i,ciitiu iiuci ii.au in
terests, to destroy theAmerican mer
chant marine, . -, ( .. '
, ' 1 British Are In Control
The agreement, as quoted by Sen
ator Jones, reserved the right of ter
mination by the British government
in event ot the pursuance ot any
policy injurious to the British mer
cantile marine and left the final de
cision "in case of any difference as
to this agreement or a,ny dispute
arising thereunder" to the lord high
chancellor of Great Britain.' , Pro
vision is made fot continuance of the
agreement after the 20-year period,
subject to notice of five years on
As a result of this agreement, Sen
ator Jones said, the steamship lines
owned by the International' Mercan
tile Marine company as well as the
leased shipping board vessels now
under its control are "actually op
erated in the interest of the British
government and British trade sub
ject to the terms of the contract.
U. S. Agents Oppose.
In support of bis charges that
American interests' were aiding in
the British campaign against Ameri
can shipping, Senator Jones declared
an agent of the shipping board in
ftew York City, who, he said, was a
former employe of the International
Mercantile Marine company, had op
posed the establishment of an Amer-
tcanshippmg hoe between fJew Juprk
arid ; England, "nrf admitteJ-thaHiig
reason for doing so was ' that It
would "injure the business of Brit
ish tines from New York."
"The excerpts quoted from the
(Ton to Page Tm, Column Four.)
New York Coal Dealers
Charged With Attempt
'To Block Price Probe
Washington, Jan. 20. Charges
that the New York Wholesale Coal
Dealers' association was "placing
every obstacle possible" in the way
of federal investigations and prose
cutions in coal profitceVin were
made before a senate committee by
A. W. Riley, investigator of the De
partment of Justice.,
The committee v;nt into execu
tive session to ; obtain- the details,
after Mr. Riley said that their dis
closure in open session, would ham
per grand jury proceedings, now in
progress in New; York. "
"Are you doing anything to fol
low up these cases with prosecu
tions in New Yorc or elsewhere?"
Chairman La Follette asked the wit
ness prior to the decision, to 'go into
"Yes, sir. but we are encounter
ing every conceivable obstacle in in
stituting proceedings," Mr. Riley re
plied. : .
Nickel Cigar Doomed
Unless Tariff Is Cut
Washington, Jan. " 20.
timc S-cent cigar, once
Vice President Marshall as the na
tion's crying need in its return to
normal, is gone unless tariff and
tax levies on tobacco drop, manufacturers-and
' importers told the
house" tariff framers. The gloomy
forecast emerged from a smoke
screen arising from samples brought
by the tobacco men.
Witnesses asked for a reduction
of the 25 per cent advalorem duty on
Sumatra wrappers I in order that
cigar prices might go down in keep
ing with the trend of the times.
Move Made to Stimulate
. Trade With South America
Washington, Jan. 20.--D. S. Bul
lock, newly appointed agricultural
trade commissioner in Argentina,
has sailed for Buenos Aires to open
an office devoted to stimulating the
aouth American market for pure- i
bred live stock from the United !
States. " I
The Department of Agricultural an
nounced, that a representative might j
shortly be sent to Australia and an-
other to Russia as soon as trade with j
that country is re-establishrd. J
Midwest Shippers Urge , A
Waterways Improvement j
Washington, Jan. 20. Improve-
ment of the Mississippi, Uhio and
Missouri rivers to insure year-round
navigation between Minneapolis, St.
Paul, St. Louis, Pittsturgh and
Kansas City- was urged before the
house rivers and harbors committee
by a delegation of shippers " and
barge line operators. The improve
ments, it is estimated, would cost
Release From Prison
Des Moines, la., Jan. 20. (Spc-
I cial.) Ernest Rathbun, convicted
for assault at Ida Grove, after a sen
sational trial, three years ago, and
now under life sentence at the Ana
mosa penitentiary, applied tor a writ
of habeas corpus today to secure his
release, according to a telegram to
the attorney general, .
Hearing will be held Saturday
morning at 11' in Marion, Linn
county. The Rathbun case attracted
wide attention two years ago, when
Governor Harding issued a pardon,
which was later revoked after a wave
of protest over the state. .The pres
ent action is believed to be based
on the claim that a pardon once
granted cannot be revoked.
Women on Flight
Reach Des Moines
Electoral Delegates Met by j
Reception Committee Stay
In Iowa Capital Over
I Des JIoines, la., Jan. 20. (Spe
Cial Telegram.) Mrs. H. H. Wheel
er of Lincoln and Mrs. Draper
Smith of Omaha, the flying grand
mothers, presidential electors from
Nebraska, arrived at Swan.s field at
4:20 this afternoon, completing the
second leg of their aerial journey to
Washington in an hour and 40
Lieutenant Governor Hamtnill of
Iowa and three members of the
council, as well as a large crowd of
spectators, greeted the distinguished
tourists. They remained in Des
Moines over night and plan to "take
off" for Chicago at sunrise Friday
Greeted by Grandchildren
Almost before the two planes had
landed, Mrs. Wheeler s three little
grandchildren. Rose, Simon, and
Hortense -Cassady, the children of
Mr. and Mrs. Simon CasSady, jr.,
rushed forward to greet "grandma."
They were in her arms before the
ring of camera men could get the
first "shots.l Both women said that
they were enjoying their trip im
mensely and rosy smites with which
they greeted the reception commit
tee made their assertion very con
vincing. Mrs. Wheeler carries the certified
vote strapped to ber flying clothes
in a pouch belt. She will personally
deliver the' document at Washington.
Every indication noints to favor
able flying weather for Fridav and
the two women told their friends
that' they planned to bo to bed as
early as possible tonisht so as to
get started, Ojr -aybrcato r . ,:
Hop Off Here at 2:40.
Confident that their trip would
not be marred by accident and
wavm a chesrv farewell to the
little crowd of spectators. Mrs. H.
h. Wheeler. S3, and Mrs. Draper
Smith 66, hopped off in twin airplanes
trom the flying held on West Center
street at 2:40 yesterday afternoon, for
Washington, u, ;
Airs. Wheeler, in Pilot W. R.
Holcomb's machine, left the field
first, followed one minute later bv
Mrs. Smith in Pilot Noel Bullock's
ship. . ' j
Both planes got off to a perfect
start. ' .. t; -
Mrs. Wheeler reached Omaha hv
'airplane from the state capital at
l:ay yesterday noon.
Her plane was accompanied bv
the ship of Pilot Bullock.
Mrs. Wheeler left Lincoln in Pilot
Holcomb's ship at 12:21 o'clock.
Three hundred legislators and
friends of Mrs. Wheeler were at the
Mrs. Draper Smith. -1ternate, ar
rived at the field at 1 :40 p. m. and
immediately began to don her flying
suit. . Meanwhile the pilots were fill
ing their gasoline tanks and giving
their planes the final inspection.
A number of prominent Omaha
folk were present to see the take
off. The women in the crowd surged
about Mrs. Smith, 'kissing her fare
well and bidding. her goodby for
the trip. ;
After a delay of several hours from
the time first set for the flight to
start at 8 in the morning, Pilots Hol
comb and Bullock hopped off the
Ashmus'tn field for Lincoln at 10:41
The delay was caused by a heavy
fog which enveloped the, city. A'
soon as the fog began to rise, gas-'
line and oil tanks were filled and
motors tuned up, and th6 flight was
inaugurated. ; s
Bee Contest Offers Prizes
to Amateur Photographers
Here's a chance to find out how good you are as an amateur
' How will the best of those pictures you are making from time
to time "stack up" in competition with the artistic productions of
other Omaha and Nebraska and Iowa photo amateurs?
There's a chance also to gather in some "easy money," in ad
dition to the title of premier amateur photographer of Nebraska and
Iowa. i. i
The Bee, in announcing its Amateur Photographers' Contest,
offers $50 in-prizes for the three best pictures submitted.
Here are the conditions of the contest:
Pictures must be taken by amateurs 'Vnewhere in Nebraska
or Iowa." Pictures taken either before or after the opening of the
contest are eligible. j
There are no restrictions regarding the subject matter' of the
There is no restriction on size of pictures eligible to entry in
Prize-winning pictures to be published in The Sunday Bee Roto
All pictures submitted to become property of The Bee, with the
condition due credit be given to the photographer for all picture,
The Bee asks permission to use the original negatives of prize
winning pictures for purposes of enlargement.
First prize to be $25; second prize $15; third prize $10.
Prizes to be awarded by board of three judges, composed of
two professional photographers and the editor of The Bee Roto
gravure. Pictures to reach contest editor by February 19.
. . Name and address of contestant to be on back of each picture
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U5-V , itimmr
Bids to Be Asked
For Hospital at
Winning of -Suit; in Supreme
CourV Paves Way to Get
ting Building Author
ized in 1919.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 20! (Special.)
Having won its right to choose
any bid for state building crntracts.
in an 'opinion of the Nebraska , su
preme court handed down Wednes
day, the State Board of Control an
nounced Thursday that it would re
advertise for bids on the new
$100,000 hospital at the Milford.
Neb., soldiers' home, for which the
last legislature appropriated $100,000.
4 he Nebraska Building and in
vestment company, which was the
low bidder a few weeks ago, :it
$77,353, won a mandamus in the Lan-i
caster county district court to com
pel the board to award it the con
tract over Ernest Rokahr, whose bid
After this action was started, the
board canceled all contracts and re
turned all certified checks. The new
bids are to be in by February 18.
Chairman L. C. Obcrhes fays the
board looks for lower 'jids this time,
on account of recent declines in ma
terial costs. The $100,000 appropri
ation covers both the building and
equipment, but the bids are on the
construction of the building alone.
Bead of Defunct Brokerage
Firm Is Released on Bonds
Sookane. Wash.. Jan. 20. Jay E.
Hough, partner of the Spokane in
vestment firm iof Milholland &
Hough, which is alleged to have em
bezzled over $400,000 in cash and
bn)ds from James F. Callahan,
wealthy Wallace, Idaho, mining man,
was released from jail here late yes
terday on bonds of $30,000.
At State Forum
Of N.P, League
6mihrMn Qiiftinef? State
Water Plant Plan and Urges
Passage of House
Roll No. 1. .
Lincoln, Jan. 20. (Special Tele
gram.) R. B. Howell, republican
national committeeman, addressed
Non-partisan leaguers tonight at
their state forum and outlined , his
state water plant plan.
He disciissed ' house roll No. 1,
his bill which would throw the
power of calling a special elec
tion for a municipal lighting system
to the Metropolitan Water district
board, declaring that the enactment
oi this bit of legislation is a neces
sary step in the waterway project.
"The first thing needed is a market
which would be established through
our proposed metropolitan plant in
Omaha. Mr. Howell declared.
Mr. Howell declared that at the
time he accepted an invitation , to
speak he did not know it was a Non
partisan league meeting.
A. H. Bigclow, Omaha, scored the
Kansas industrial court before the
forum. The nonpartisans went on
record against any industrial court
bill which may be introduced at this
The tfaf.'ers in their forum havi
endorsed the following measures :
Wide open -primary law, which,
in the event the legislature rejects
the plan, shall be submitted to a
referendum by the people.
Opposition to a proposed bill
which would force farmers, as well
as townspeople, to register their
Tax exemption on farm improve
ments. . . '
A reasonable tax exemption on
Allied Experts Complete
Report on Reparations
, Pans, Jan. 20. The allied experts
on reparations have completed a re
port which will be presented to the
allied governments interested. It is
understood that the experts recom
mend that the final determination of
the total amount of ' reparations
Germany must pay shall not be post
poned beyond May 1, the date fixed
by the treaty of Vervallles.
It is suggested that meanwhile a
provisional arrangement might be
advisable under which Germany
would be called ou to make a definite
payment of five annual installments
of 3,000,000,000 marks gold each,
in money and kind. t
Urges Boycott on Spain
London, Jan. 20. The executive j
body ot ta third Internationale oi
Moscow has addressed an appeal to
all workers asking them to boycott
Spanish products, .says a wireless.
The. appeal is made the dispatch
adds, owing to the manner in which
Spanish workers "are being perse
Somnambulist Walks in Storm
Idaho Falls. Idaho, Jan. 20. Cad
only in her night dress,' a woman
said to be a teacher in the local
schools, walked downtown ;u her
sleep through the heaviest snow
of. the season, Wednesday
Hearing to Fix
Street Railwiy" Manager As
serts That Company Does
Not Sanction Rate Raise
Or Wage Decrease.
A hearing to (termine a perm.
ncnt rate of fare for the Omaha 9
Council Bluffs Street Railway com
pany probably will be held by the
state railway commission within the
next 6ft days, R. A. lucsshfr, gen
eral manager of th,e company, an
nounced yesterday. '
Since the temporary increase from
S to 6J4 and 7-cent fars was granted
by the commission in August. WyK
tlie traction company has been busy
preparing a physical valuation of its
property. This valuation will be
ready to submit to the railway com
mission within two months and will
make possible a hearing to deter
mine a permanent rate of fare.
Wants No Fare Increaee. .
Although Manager Leuss'er as
serted yesterday that the present
temporary fare was hot sufficient, he
was emphatic in declaring the com
pany preferred any method to ar
rive at a satistactory pasis oi opera
tion other than an increase in fares.
"Burdens 1 which are not directly
in the transportation lir.e. but which
rest on the company such as th.
paving of streets between the rails
could be remedied," said Manage
Leusslcr. "The removal of such
burdens might make profitable oper
ation possible M-ithout an increase
over the present temporary fare.
No Decline in Coal Prices.
Asked if the tendency toward
price declines in commodities might
not affect the situation, ManagT
Leussler said the price of steam coal,
a most important item in ooeraticn
of the road, had not dropped as yet.
If a marked decline should occur in
commodities the commission is al
ways in a position to alter the ra:e
of fare, he added.
Manager Leussler said no de
crease in the wages of employes had
been contemplated. He reiterated
his statement, however, that some
increased revenue or reduction of
expense must be mde or, "like many
other companies in the country, the
Omaha company wilt be. turned over
to a board of receivers."
Utah Postmaster Arrested
On Charge of Embezzlement
Salt Lake City. Jan. 20. CJjrged
with, embezzling .29,841 of 'govern
ment funds while nostmaster of
Clear Creek. I'tah, Parley E. Ncy.
32, was brought from Clear Creek to
Salt Lake by deputy United States
Friday fair; not much change in
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Plan to Cut
Senate Committee Returns Fa
vorable Report on Resolu
tion to Reduce "Navies of
Three Great Powers
Walsh Plan Is Defeated
(By tin AitocUted Frni.)
Washington, Jan. 20. A definit
step toward international disarma
ment was taken by the senate. for
eign relations committee today if
ordering a favorable report on tin
resolution of Senator B,orah, repub
lican, Idaho, proposing negotiation ,
between 'he United States, Great
Britain and Japan to reduce navai
Discussion of the resolution is not
planned before next week and actior.
at the present session is conceded
to be in doubt. -
The committee , approved tht
Borah resolution without a roll call,
after it had voted down, 8 to 3,
an alternative resolution by Senator
Walsh, democrat, Montana, propos
ing American participation in dis
cussions of the league of nations dis
All democrats present supported
the Walsh measure and all republi
cans voted against it. ? ,
Text of Resolution.
The resplution as ordered report
ed follows: ' ,'
"Resolved by the senate)and house
of representatives of the United
States of America, in congress as
sembled. That the president of the
United States is requested, if not in
compatible with.- the public interests,
to advise the governments of Great
Britain and Japan, respectively, that
this government will at once take Up
directly with their governments nd
without waiting upon the action of ,
any other nation the,, question of
naval disarmament, witH a view of
promptly entering into a treaty by
which the naval building programs
of each of said governments to-wit,
that of Great Britain, Japan and the
United States shall be reduced an
nually during the next five years to
such an extent and upon such terms
as may be agreed upon. -
"Section 2. tThat this proposition
is suggested by the congress of the
United States to accortiplish immedi
ately a substantial reduction of the
naval armaments of the world." r
Some changes were made in the
Borah resolution. Qne was the in
clusion of the provision ' that any
agreements between the United
States, Great Britain and Japan for
naval building reductions, should be,
promulgated formally " by treaty;
Another amendment struck out the
original proposal to negotiate for a
50 per cent reduction in naval build
ing, the committee deciding to leavt
this question open., ...
Confinement of the negotiations
to the three principal naval powers
as originally" proposed by Senator
Borah was approved , by the com
mittee. 1 - -
General- Pershing and Henry
White, former ambassador to Franee,
are expected to appear tomorrow be
fore the house naval committee to
discuss disarmament. !
Military Funeral Held
for American Officer
, Killed at Vladivostok
Vladvostok, Jan. 20. A military
funeral for Lieut. W. H. Langdon,'
United States navy, was held today
at the Y. M. C. A. building, close to
the dock where the United States
cruiser Albany, of which he was the
chief engineer, is moored, lhe Rus
sian and foreign military officials
and the civilian authorities attended.
General Oi, the Japanese military
commander, was present.
The coffin was covered with
wreaths. It was takenw alongside the
Albany, mounted on a gun carriage.
A salute in honor of the dead man
was fired. After this a big flag was
lowered, cutting off theview of the
Langdon was shot recently by a
Increase in Lumber x
Prices Is Predicted
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 0. De
claring that the price of lumber is
not high and that it will go higher
before coming down. R. R. Good
man of , Marinette, Wis., .chairman
of the economic committee of the
National Lumber Manufacturers' as
sociation, spoke on the timber sup
ply and prices at the Yale forest
"The price of lumber will be lower
only on short reactjons and its trend
in the commodity scale is slowlv"
upward,"' he said. "This means a
continuously better utilization of our
forests, a higher appreciation f
lumber's real value, more judicious
use and careful observation of it. It
also means an awakening of the pub
liee interest iu forestry."
Defendants in Des Moines
Packing Case Acquitted
Des Moines, la., Jan. 20. A ver
dict for the defendants was directed
in the case of Woolf Teitel, Garry
Haynes and Sam Landswick,
charged with conspiracy in connec
tion with the sale of capital stock
of the Associated Packing company,
by Judge Thompson of the Toll
district court today. . 1
Jail Is Sold
Wausaukee, Wis.. Jan. 20. The
jail in W.usaukee, Marinette CQUnty,
has been sold to Joseph Jejois for
$30. Under prohibition, the jail,
w hich had been in service ' for ji)
years, has been idle. The new owner
will use it for a woodshel
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