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OMAHA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1921.
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House Votes , Appropriation
For Force of 130,000 Men
And Total of 14,000
By Tlie .oclated I'm.
Washington, Feb. 3. A definite
step toward reduction of the army
to 150,000 men was taken today,
when the houscv approved an appro
priation sufficient only to maintain
a force of that size during the fiscal
j-ear beginning July 1.
The action came after attempts
had failed to amend the army appro
priation bill tp provide for 175,000
men. and to decrease the number of
officers from 1-1,000 to approximate
When tile-section of the bill appro
priating funds tur the pay of en
listed hien was reached, a dozen rep
resentatives , wen: clamoring for
recognition. Amendments poured
in and for an' hour member, revived,
the small . army versus large army
-."The net result, however, was suc
cess for the efforts of the appropria
tious committee, to keep the measure
practically intact, all amendments
being voted ' down except one by
Representative Johnson, republican,
South Dakota, authorizing the dis
charge of youths under 18 on their
application or at the request of their
parents or guardians. The house
voted to grant such lads honorable
The bill as amended, carried $72,
678,659 for the pav of enlisted men.
This amount is sufficient for 150,000,
it was stated An amendment to in
crease the amount to $84,849,909 was
voted down 45 to 18.
Another amendment which was de
feated. 65 to 42. would have required
the War department to reduce the
army to 150.000 within six months
after the passage of the bilt.
Would Reduce Officers.
Previous to the discussion of the
enlisted strength, an attempt was
made by Representative Jones, dem
ocrat, Texas, to have the appropria
tion for the pav of officers reduced
frdun $42,000,000 to $30,000,000. Such
a Cut, he said, would necessitate a
decrease of approximately 5,000 in
Chairman Kahn of the military
committee led the fight to keep the
officer strength as at present.
, "The exoeriencc of this 'country
m th world war ought to be a les
son for all times." he declared, "ft j
Ljpok us 13 'months to get ready to
"gbtfc chiefly because we lacked
The Jones Amendment was defeat
ed, 86 to 29. f
i 4 .
Defense Closes in
Trial of Mrs. Peete
On Murder Charge
Los Angeles. Feb. 3. The f de
fense in the trial of Mrs. Louise L.
Peete, charged with the murder of
Jacob Charles Denton, wealthy min
ing promoter, rested late today and
the prosecution completed its re
buttal 30 minutes .later.
Arguments will begin tomorrow.
Mrs. Peete was not called, though
it was said she wished to tell her
story to the jury, ller husband tes
The state called five witnesses in
rebuttal. "All testified there was no
abnormality in Denton's hands. The
defense had contended one of Den
ton's fingers was shorter than usual
and on this point had challenged the
identification of the body supposed
to be his.
Mrs. Oda Amr.eut, niece .of Den
ton, testified flic was the woman
a defense witness hal ''mistaken
for" the 'Spanish woman" often re
ferred to as .having been connected
with Denton's life and against
whom the defense had directed sus
picion in the slaying.
Claims German Rights
In the Island of Yap
Tokio, Feb. 2. (By the Associat
ed Press.) The Japanese govern
ment has insisted irom the start that
Japan is entitled to German riglils
and interests in the Island of Yap.
and this policy will be followed, said
Viscount Uchida, the foreign
minister, in the diet in answer to an
inquiry by Representative Kotaro
Mochizuki concerning the outcome
of the negotiations between Japan
and the United States regarding dis
position of the Yap cable, and also
the nature of Japan's policy in the
' M. Mochizuki asked if the govern
ment did not think it advisable to
publish the contents of the revised
"gentlemen's , agreement" w ith the
United States. To this 'Viscount
Uchida replied that such publication
was undesirable, as no formal agree-'
ment had been signed, although the
empire had agreed on its honor to
restrict emigration to the United
Paroled Convict Held ,
As Robber of Utab Bank
Salt, Lake Citv, Feb. 3. Sheriff C.
Frank Emery of Salt Lake county
announced thaf he would seek the
vtrarlitlr,n frflni Afmitallfl 'ftf F. VI.
Peacock, alias J. H. DeFcrnc, who
sairl In hp nnlir arrrsr at BllttC
on the charge oi alleged complicity
in the robbery of $4,500 from the
Utah Savings and Trust company in
Salt Lake January 8. Peacock was
paroled from the Montana state pen
itentiary December 12, 1920.
Omaha Hotels Donate Funds to
Forger Who Advertised Visit
Lincoln, Feb. 3. (Special Tele-
gram.) William P. Brown, with a
dozen aliases and more familarily
known as "Old Man Brown," is like-1
ly to realize his ambition. He wrote
his former employer that he wanted
to go bacy to Wilrden Fen ton's hotel,
better known, asftue Nebraska peni
tentiary. Brown was bound-over to
the district court here under $10,000
bonds on a charge of forgery.
lie told officials he wanted to get
through with it as quickly as pas
sible, and will be arraigned in dis
trict court tomorrow for sentence. It
is understood he will plead "guilty."
Me was arrested at the station as
he was about to leave on a train to
Omaha. Brown expressed regret that
he had been nabbed so soon. He
said he had passed checks on the
Rome, Merchants, Paxton and Hill
Demos for Vote
On Tariff Stand
Gives Congratulations bv
s He Favored Resolu
tion as Help to Farmer.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb,. 3. (Special.)
Nebraska farmers today face a sit
uation as critical to them as the sit
uation the people of America find
facing them in the coal situation, ac
cording to a statement today in the
floor of the lower house by Repre
sentative 'Theodore Osterman of
Merrick county, leader of the demo
cratic minority in the Nebraska leg
Osterman spiritedly answered an
attack 'upon Nebraska demo
cratic -members by Senator Gilbert
M. Hitchcock's newspaper fot join
ing republicans in a plea to Senator
Hitchcock to vote for the Fordney
tariff bill in an effort to relieve Ne
braska farmers from the financial
crash theatening them.
"We are democrats," Osterman
declared, "but when the fanners are
facing bankruptcy in an emergency
such as has never been known be
fore we do not intend to hold out
against such temporary relief as can
Will Protect Farmer.
"in order to demonstrate that a
tariff is wrong, we do not intend
to see a farmer used as the horrible
and only example.
"The World-Herald might be in
terested in knowing that Senator
Hitchcock, in a communication ad
dressed to the legislature this morn
ing, recognizes that the coal situa
tion is such , that it needs radical
treatment. . -r ' "
."Perhaps Senator Hitcheoekand
those blocking attemots to bring re
lief to the Nebraska farmer will take
a tumble to the fact that radical
treatment also is needed for their
The Osterman deli to Hitchcock's
stand was followed by one from
Representative Hoffmeister of Chase
Hoffmeister Stands Firm.
"I am a democrat, but I also ant
for relief of the farmer in this crisis,"
Hoffmeister . declared.
Remarks from three democrats fol
lowed reading off a communication
to the Nebraska legislature from
Senator Hitchcock taking cognizance
of the Foster resolution for nation
alization of coal mines in which the
Nebraska, senator admitted drastic
measures are needed to relieve the
public in the coal situation.
Representative George Williams of
Fillmore, author , of the Fordney
tariff resolution signed by the demo
crats, offered a motion that the lower
house give the. democratic members
a rising vote of appreciation for their
loyalty to the interests of Nebraska
fanners in preference to splitting
hairs over whether the signing of
such a resolution wa party policy,
or not. The entire house, except
ing the democrats, jumped to their
feet. ' ' ' :
O Gara Was Gone.
"Osterman, Osterman." members
shouted. . i
. "Hoffmeister, Hoffmeister," they
shouted. . '
"Rock. Bock." thev shouted feaain.
Representative Bock agreed with
the remarks ot Usterman ana rion
"O'Gara, O'Gara," the members
But the fourth and last democrat
in the lower house, was gone.
Rballis and Gounaris to
Represent Greece at London
Attune Wli. 3. Tt has - been
Hi-'finitelv, decided that Premier
Rhallis and War Minister-Gournaris
shall represent Greece at the Lon
rimi mnierenr of February 21.
when the supreme council considers
the Near h.ast situation.
St. Louis Sympbony Head
Dies of Septic Poisoning
St. Louis. Mo., Feb. .1. Mack
Zach. conductor of the St. Louis
Symphony orchestra, died today from
scotic oneumonia. He became ill
two weeks ago following the cxtrac
tion of an ulcerated tooth;
Boys and Girls
Do i?ou non the little
God of Love and Valen
tine Day? -
His name is Cupid.
His picture appears on
page 7 of this paper.
See if vou cant improve '
hotels, and he wanted to go back!
to Omaha to finish the evele with a
forgery on the Fontenelle, the offi
While here only since yesterday,
officers said Brown got rid of a
dozen bad checks on business houses
and had a big stack of others in his
grip. He had decided to try out his
skill in Kansas City the officers say
Brown had told them. "It's a shame
how easy it is to pass checks in
"Make it as easy as possible. Tell
the judge not to waste any words
or money. Just turn nie over to
Warden Fenton and I'll shovel coal
or do anything they tell me. Bu.t
you might call tin the places I cashed
those checks last night and then tell
them to tear 'cm up and jump, into
Movie Men Say .
Representatives of Industry,
At Hearing Before Joint Leg
islative Committee, Declare
Present System Sufficient.
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 3. (Special
Telegram.) Meu connected with
the motion picture industry were
given a hearing before the - joint
committee from the otse and sen
ate tonight and expressed their
views on the proposed censorship
bill introduced at the request of the
Children's . Gode commission.
Among the speakers were: Sid
ney Meyer of the Fox Film corpora
tion, Omaha; A. R. Cramer, Alham
bra theater, Omaha; Stuart Gould,
secretary of the Nebraska Distrib
utors association. Omaha: W. W.
Hughes, David City, and J. C. Jen
kins, Neligh. "
Mr. Meyer qooted. David Wark
Griffith on censorship that it was
impossible for "small Caliber politi
cians" to censor the heart of one
cf the greatest art institutions in
America. It ftited that the pro
posed censorship was impractical
because the censors in one state
would find one objectionable fea
ture while another state would find
another and consequently the pic
ture would fee ruined by amateurs
censoring pictures that needed no
censorship. - ' ,
Says Figures Incorrect.
He. quoted statistics to show that
the figures presented by the commis
sion to prove that the expense of
the board would be paid by the
theaters were incorrect and that 'the
taxpayers Would be forced tp pay
the deficit. He stated thaf the law of
economics that the consumer pays
the expense would necessarily be
followed out in this case and that
the burden could not be borne bv the
industry without increasing prices,
which would be done as soon as the
law became effective.
Stuart Gould explained the work
ings of the National Board of Cen
sorship, composed of 200 leading men
and women of the United States, who
he said now censored 90 per cent of
all moving pictures thrown on the
screen. He deplored the fact that
10 per cent were not censored and
said within a year the exhibitors
would force all pictures to be cen
sored by this board in self-defense.
He called attention to the leading
art galleries of the country where
he said tbc majority of masterpieces
iwere in the nude. These galleries.
(he said, were not censored and onlv
the lascivious men could see evil in
them. . . . ,
John C. Jenkins. ?n exhibitor at
Neligh, said that it was unfair for
a small band ot politicians to cen
sor pictures. lie said that every
community wants a different kind of
picture. He illustrated his meaning
by' the. book "lhe Shepherd of the
Hills." One reade?, he said, would
give ' the 'bopk the highest praise,
while another would say it should
not be read because he found some
objectionable feature in it.
The consensus of opinion of the
motion picture men was that: chil
dren under. IS years of age should
not be allowed to frequent motion
picture shows ' alone. They urged
that if objectionable pictures wcrs
shown it was the duty of citizens of
Nebraska to make complaints' under
existing statutes. The present Jaw,
they said, makes ample provision for
prosecuting .persons showing im
A large crowd attended the hear
ing, which lasted until a late hour.
The spectators were mostly Lincoln
club women, who are leading the
campaign for a state censorship
Aerial Mad Pilot Killed
Minneapolis, Fcb.x 3. K. M.
Stewart. Chicago, pilot in the Minneapolis-Chicago
air mail service, was
instantly killed when the plane he
was piloting fell three miles out of
Mendota, near here, according to
information sent here by A. H.
Shield, a farmer in Dakota county.
George V. Samson of Minneapolis,
the mechanician, was injured.
Two Arrests Made in Recent
Half Million Mail Robbery
Chicago, Feb. 3. With the arrest
of two men the police believe they
have solved the recent $500,000 mail
robbery at the Union station. The
prisoners, whose identity the police
refuse to reveal, are said to have
confessed to burning the 12 .mail
pouches and hiding the stolen bonds.
Two Killed by Explosion '
Kdnionton, Alta., Feb. 3. Two
men were killed and six others seri
ously injured in a mine explosion at
Mountain Park, east of her, accord
ing to word received of provincial
police and government officials to
Tentative Agreement for Vote
On . Fordney Emergency
Measure ' Reached ' by
. Senate Leaders.
February 15 Date Set
Ry I lie Auoclaled I'rfK,
Washington, Feb. 3. Although
debate on the Fordney emergency
tariff bill dragged in the senate to
day, real progress was made to
ward definite action. Senator Mc
Cuniber, "republican of North Da
kota, obtained agreement to take up
the bill with its amendments for a
i second reading and leaders reached
a tentative understanding to tix a
date for a vote.
The tentative program probably
will be submitted to the senate' to
morrow and unanimous consent ask-
for an agreement to vote Feb
ruary 15 or soon after.
Suggestions and counter sugges
tions came during the day. All were
based on political maneuvering and
the leaders conferred about them in
and out of the chamber while Sen
ators Capper, republican of Kansas;
Fletcher, democrat, Florida; McKel
lar, democrat, Tennessee, and Rob
inson, democrat, Arkansas, occu
pied the attention of the few sen
ators present with speeches.
Proof Is Demanded.
Mr. Kellar had a brief colloquy
with Senator Ransdell, .democrat,
Louisiana, upon demand of the lat
ter for proof of his statements that
a sugar trust existed. Four or five
senators went to Mr. McKellar's aid,
but Mr. Ransdell declined to be
convinced,, concluding that he would
"neither deny nor affirm the exist
ence of such 3 trust."
The Tennessee senator challenged
supporters of the bill to show how
it would aid the farmers, asserting
that little of their products remained
on the farm. He declared that the
proposed tariff on sugar would mean
only that congress was "legislating
money into the pockets of the sugar
trust," and estimated that on' three
necessities, meats flour and sugar,
the country would be taxed between
$1,500,000,000 and $2.000,000,000. v
"Senators have admitted that this
bill is going to hehp the speculators
find the profiteers more than anv-
jjody vclse. The senator from Kan
fsas knows it too, yet I suppose he
will vote tor it. I want to say that
if he does, after the speech lie has
made, he will have to hold his nose."
Meant to Help Farmers.
Senator, McLean,1 republican, Xonr
liecricutr said the intention was to
save the agriculture industry. Mr.
McKellar replied that the life of the
law would be too short. . Mr. Mc
Lean replied that whi'e it might
cause an increase in prices, he felt
the better course would be for the
country to pay them now, "rather
than to await destruction of the
farming business and then pay high
prices permanently." !
Senator Fletcher accused the re
publicans of using the tariff bill to
make protectionists out of all farm
ers and "sew up their votes on everv
The senate will meet pn
earlier tomorrow. '
Displeased at Course
Taken by Volstead
Washington. Feb. 3. (Special,
telegram.) Flans to oust .Repre
sentative Andrew J. Volstead from
the chairmanship of the house
judiciary committee when the repub
lican majority reorganizes in the
special session -.ire gaining consider
able support among the j house
It is pointed out that though the
republican candidate in the special
election in California to choose a
successor to Rcprcscntativc-elcct
Vandewater, who was killed in an
automobile accident, is Major Line
bcrger, who has a brilliant war
record and is himself a "dry," . Rep
resentative Volstead sent a telegram
to California urging the "election' of
Representative Randall as important
toward preservation of national pro
hibition. .Randall. has been the only prohi
bitionist in the house and has always
sat and voted with. the democrats.
Republican leaders say that Volstead
has publicly stated that he owes his
position in congress more to the
prohibitionist forces than to the re
publicans. If he feels that way, they
argue, he should not he em-,,
J of the honors the republicans may
have to distribute in the way of com-
' Introduced in Missouri
Jefferson City, Mo Feb.' 3. n
anti-strike bill which places all
strikes tinder the. head of unwar
ranted industrial warfare.' was in
troduced in the senate by Senator
MeCulfough of Knox county.
The bill prohibits a strike by pub
lic employes or one in violation of
an agreement between employer and
employe, or over an arbitrary award
or when a request of the employe nas
not been submitted to the employe
and he has not been given a chance
to comply; or a sympathetic strike.
Seven California Men ' ,
Held for Liquor Trials
San Francisco, Feb. 3. Seven
men of Pittsburg. Cal., arc today
held under bond following their ap
pearance yesterday before a United
States commissioner on charges, of
violating the prohibition law. It
was brought out in testimony at
their hearing that four men had died
:n Pittsburg recently after drinking
alleged illicit liquor.
Here's Guess of
Official as to .
Member of National Repub
lican Committee Slates
Hughes for Secretary State '
And Mellon for Treasury.
By E. C. SNYDER.
Washington Corrcapuntlrnt-Omalis Bee.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 3. (Spe
cial Telegram.) From an. official
of the national republican coiymit
tee it is learned that President-elect
Harding is about ready to inform a
very expectant world as to the make
up of his cabinet and the guess of
the aforesaid official is as follows:
Secretary of State Charles E.
Hughes of New York.
Secretary of the Treasury An
drew W. Mellon of Pennsylvania.
Secretary of. War-John W. Weeks
Attorney General Harry M.
Daugherty of Ohio
Secretary of the Interior Albert
B. Fall of New Mexico.
, Postmaster General Will IT. Hays
of Indiana. .
Secretary of . Agriculture Heury
C. Wallace of Iowa.
Probable selections for other port
Secretary of the Navy Frank O.
Lowden of Illinois.
Secretary of Labor James J.
Davis of Pennsylvania and Indiana.
Secretary of Commerce Either
Col. William Boycc Thompson' of
Montana and New York! chairman of
the ways and means committee of
the national republican committee;
Charles B. Warren of Michigan, or
Cassius H. Huston of Chattanooga,
It is rumored that ex-Governor
Hughes' acceptance of the state port
folio has been in the hands of the
president-elect for some weeks, as
have the acceptances of a number. of
Governor Lowden's assignment to
the navy portfolio may be news to
some, but not surprising to those
who know the sturdy Americanism
of himself and Mrs. Lowden. They
may be old-fashioned but they never
took kindly to the idea of haviug
their daughters thrown into . the
maelstronj of European society, and
that was the principal reason why
they frowned upon the suggestion
that the ex-governor be sept to the
court of St. James or to Paris.
Sarah Bernhardt Honored
By French Government j
Tans, l'cb. 3. Promotion , o:
Sarah Bernhardt, the famous actress
and Gustave Carpcntier, the com
poser, to officers cf the legion ot4
honor was announced in the official
Among those nominated knights
cf the legion were: JJ R. V. Gwiu,
director of the. American fund for
French wounded, and Hallcy Smith,
an American wlio aided . in army
Australian Premier Warns
Of Impending Asfatic Foe
Brisbane. Queensland, Feb. 3. In
a speech here today Premier E. G.
Theodore declared that anyone who
doubted that Australians would soon
be called upon to defend their homes
against Asiatic invasion were living
in a fool's p;;ndise. Asiatic ideals
and aspirttions. he added, were a
menace to the ideals of the Austral
ian labor party.
To the Rescue
Prohibition Agents to Check j
Supplies Now in Hands of
' Wholesale Druggists.
? Washington Feb, 3: A census of
liquor'in the possesion oi wholesale
druggists has been ordered by Pro
hibition Commissioner Kramer to
determine the length of the ban
against withdrawal of intoxicants
from bonded warehouses.
Orders have gone to all federal
prohibition director officials to sub
mit to prohibition headquarters an
estimate of the amount of liquor in
their districts 'free from bond.
When the result is known, offi
cials explained, they can determine
how long the stoppage or withdraw
als is to continue without interfer
ing with stimulants prescribed, for
Exception to the general refusal to
issue withdrawal permits allowing
retail druggists to obtain five cases
of liquor, prohibition officials said,
applies only to the sale by whole
sale druggists from their stocks "on
the floor" in their establishments.
When, this supply is exhausted, of
ficials declared, provision will have
to be made to enable wholesalers
to replenish their stocks and the
length of time within which "stocks
on the floor" will last can be es
timated when the estimates are re
ceived. Another step to tighten the screws
on the illegal distribution is under
consideration, officials said, through
the application of the terms of the
national prohibition act. which per
mits action to be brought in the
name of the commissioner of inter
nal revenue or his deputies to restrain
the manufacture or sale of intoxi
cants. '' .
President Vetoes Bill
) For New Game Preserve
Washington, Feb. 3. President
Wilson vetoed a; bill authorizing
patenting of 77 acres of public lands
in Montana for game preserve pur
poses by the Milk River Valley Gun
club. , i
"In my opinion," the president
said, in his mcssaRC. "the legislation
pronosed is not in the public inter
The president added that he wis
informed that the land in question
was used by game birds as breeding
grounds,' and he suggested that it
be made a "federal bird reservation"
j House Board Is in Favor of
Substitute Packers' Bill
Washington. Feb. 3. Favorable
oport was ordered today by the
louse agriculture committee on .-.
substitute plan for the senate bill for
federal regulation of the meat indu?
try. Under the substitute control of
meat packers would be vested in the
Department of Agriculture and stock
yards be placed under the Interstate
The committee voted to ask for a
special rule to expedite the legisla
tion in the house.
latc Scos hl Jr
w oiuau jjiiargeu w uu muruci
Ogden, Utah, Feb. 3. Testimony
that Charles Lee Baker died in an
Ogden hospital f'om the effect s of
poison was given by Dr. R. E. Wor
rell, an Ogden physician, at the trial
of Mrs. Laura linker, charged with
first degree murder in connection
with the death of her husband last
Kill Six in Finht
With Sinn Fein
Four Auxiliary Police Die
When Motor Lorry Is Blown"
Up by Mine Planted in
Skibberwn, County Cork, Ireland.
Feb.' 3. Six members of a party of
several hundred Sinn Fciners were
killed and several others wounded in
an attack last night upon 15 po
lice between Burgada and Rosscar
bery, according to police reports to
day. The attacking party was beat
en off after a tierce right, abandon
ing a quantity of ammunition.
The police, the reports declare,
sustained no casualties.
Dublin, Feb. 3. Four men arc
dead as a result of an ambush of a
squad of alixiliary police at BalHna
lee, near hers, "yesterday, two of the
wounded having died late last night.
Details of the attack have not been
received here, but it is 1nown that
one of the two motor lorries were
blown up by a mine set in a road, it
being said that this was the first time
such a method of attack had been
used against crown forces in Ireland.
Fight Plan to Reduce
48-Hour Working Week
St. Louis. Fcbr5. A light against
reducing the working week from 48
hours as demanded by union print
ers, was launched at a conference of
employers of job and commercial
printers of the middle west. The
cut would decrease production and
raise prices, they contend.
Resolutions pledged the employ
ers to reject "the demands for a 44
hour week," and to refuse to make
any contracts on less than a 48-hour
ThC conference was attended bv
166 delegates, representing 1,077
shops, with 26.006 employes in 4'
cities, it was announced. A commit
tee is to be appointed to make
arrangements for effecting a perma
nent organization among middle
western employers. Members of the
conference voted to appropriate a
sum equal to 5 per cent of their re
spective mcchaiiicjil oavrolls for a
! fund to carry on the fight.
Stage Monster Procession
Copenhagen, Feb. 3.-(Bv The As
sociated Press.) A procession of
the unemployed, estimated to num
ber 48.000, carrying flags, left the
city hall square here at 1 o'clock this
afternopn, marching toward the Par
liament buildings and the king's pal
ace, demanding work.
, The Weather
' Probably rain or snow and colder
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Protect "hlpment during th nut SI to
36 hours from temprraturei an follow:
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30 degrees; wist, Is degraca
Senator Smoot Announce!
! Committee Will Recommend
$12,300,000 for Care of
! Disabled War Heroes.
War Department Scored
Ciilraco Trlhun-OlPli lire I.raaeil Wirt.
Washington. Feb. 3. Early relief
for disabled soldiers and sailors who
have been suffering for lack of ade
quate hospital facilities was promised
in the senate today.
Senator Smoot of Utah announced
that the senate appropriations com
mittee would recommend an approp
riation of ?1?,500,000 for the con
struction of five new hospitals and
an additional $5,000,000 for the im
provement and enlargement of hos
pitals already established.
The senator made this statement
after Senator Robinson of Arkansas,
democrat, had introduced an amend
ment carrying ?.)(),0O0.000 for hospi
tal purposes. Senator Smoot declar
tel that the public health service
would not be able to use $30,000,000
this year and said there was no rea
son for appropriating more money
than could be appropriately spend.
Senator Ashurst of Arizona, dem.
ocrat, vigorously opposed the loca
tion of one of the proposed new hos-
puais in inc ureat lakes region, as
proposed in the Langley bill.
"The Langley bill," said Senator
Ashhurst, "is a hollow mockcrv.
There is pork all over it. I thought
we had passed lhe day of the pork
barrel. But this bill provides tor
a hospital in the Great Lakes re
gion where the balmy zephyrs that
sweep down in- the middle of Janu
ary will make it convenient for the
tubercular soldiers to go out and
sit 24 hours in the sunshine,' as ot
course he must do to get well."
Senator Smoot told Senator As
hurst he could assure him that no
tubercular patients would be sent to
the vicinity of Chicago for treatment.
The public health service, he said,
had adopted a policy ot sending all
tubercular patients to New Mexico
Scores War Department.
Senator Robinson scored the war
, ' .' ' ' ' v ..... I , fcv IUUI Uttl
certain militarv nosts tn tht nnWi,-
hcalth service to provide hospital
facilities for sick and disabled sol
diers. Dealing specifically with Fort
Logan H. Root in his state. Senator
Robinson pointed out that the secre
tary of war had declined to permit
this fort to be scd temoorarilv to
I accommodate sick and suffering sol-
uiiib, gniuK a gnc oi.inc reasons
that the officers' quarters at Fort
Logan H. Root were needed for the
use of officers and it WQiUxl require
considerable remodeling in order to
adapt them to hospital uses.
At the same time, Senator Robin
son said, Camp Pike, which was close
at hand and which had accom
modated 70,000 men with their offi
cers at the time of the war, was
now almost unoccupied, a force of
3.000 to 7.000 men being established
there. He contended ft was utterly
absurd and indefensible to refuse the
use of Fort Logan H. Root on . the
plea given by the secretary, while
there were any number of unused
buildings lying idle at Camp Pike.
Allies Will Refuse to
Issue With Germany
Paris. Feb. 3. It was said yester
day in official circle? that if unofficial
advices were accurate and that For
eign Minister Simons of Germany
had announced a refusal to accept
the reparation terms as a basis for
negotiation, this would not change
the attitude of jhe allies, w ho consid
er the decisions merely as details
in the execution of the new treaty.
The allies, it was stated, arc deter
mined not to reopen the question.
Germany may refuse to negotiate the
treaty, but she will not be allowed
to say on w hat basis she will or will
not negotiate, since the discussion
concerns an undertaking to which
Germany put her signature. If she
refuses execution, the allies will no
tify Berlin of .the four penalties.
The Brussels conference, set for
February 7 will, so far as informa
tion is available here, occur as
Prussian Minister Asks
Germans to Be Moderate
London. Feb. 3 While offering
determined objection " to the allicl
reparation demands, Ilerr Severing,
the Prussian minister of home af
fairs, declared in a speech at a
meeting of majority socialists that
Germany should not decline all the
demands in an angry fit. but should
try to convince tJ.e allies that Ger
many was doing what she could to
satisfy reparation requirements,
says an Kxchangc Telegraph dis
patch from Cologne today.
The home minister declared the
present demands of the allies meant
the economic strangulation of Ger
many. Silk Manufacturers Ask
Payne-Aldrieh Tax Returr.
Washington, Feb. 3. Asking res
toration of the Payne-Aldrich tariff
rates on silk, manufacturers of that
cloth told the house ways and means
committee today that they were
"alarmed'' at the increasing abilitv
f .1.- T "
oi uic japajirsc id copy rare pat
terns, which had enabled them to
make heavy inroads on American
Before the war, the manufacturers
said, the Japanese were handicapped
by a lack of style information and
the character of the goods consume 'i
in the American market. Thi '
dicap. however, -witnesses ,
is rapidly disappearing. .
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