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OMAHA. TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1922.
HM II WI ttllt tkM.t. 11 . I.' M, HIM Ik t( M.
Minority Import Charge That
Harding ami Serrrtary Mel.
Ion Offer to Hrilic World
Cash Payments Urged
Vih J nit to n. March JO, The
charge tlut I'rf.iJcnt 1 Ur Jikk ami
Secretary Melton "boldly offer a
tribe to the world war etcuiii to
espouse the caue of the money ow-
en in mcir euoru to cMaiiiim as a
part of. our revenue tyttrm tlie
vicious policy of a general alc tax"
h made in a minority report on the
toldirri' bonus hill tiled today by
Jepreenlatie Kilclien of North
Carolina, ranking I'rmm-rat of the
ways and means committer, and four
oilier minority member of that com
mittee. The report attack the bank loan
prevision and declares in favor of
cash payment to the veterans. It
propone the legislation be financed
by re-enactment of the excess profit
tax, with a special exemption of
$50,000 and ref toration of the 65 per
cent wartime income surtax rate.
Republican house leader at the con
ference late today virtually decided
to bring the loans up Thursday.
Representative Mondcll of Wyo
ming, republican leader, said the final
tieciion would be reached, possibly
by noon tomorrow, both as to the
jtvqrt jt-jt r.f frniflrat inn anil hrtw
the measure would be taken tip
wnctner linuer a suspension vi me
rules' or under a "special rule.
Special Rule Necessary.
Washington, March 20. Repub
lican" house leaders failed today to
obtain presidential approval of the
compromise soldiers' bonus bill, but
went ahead with plans to put the
measure through the house. Speaker
Gillctt refused to permit the measure
to be brought up today under a sus
pension of the rules, however, and a
.special rule will be. necessary for its
Leaders were to "confer late today
to procedure and the time that
liouse consideration of the bonus
would begin. '
Representative Mondell of Wyo
ming and several other house mem
bers were closeted iwth the presi
dent at the White House this morn
ing for nearly two hours.
Upon leaving the executive's office
Mr. Mondcll issued this in writing:
"The legislative situation relating
to the bonus bill was fully presented
to the president, with detailed ex-;
-. planation of the provisions which rc
v move the menace of excessive drafts
n the treasury in the immediate
iuture and avoid any program of
added taxation. The president went
over the entire situation, with an ap
praisal of commitments made.- He
ndvised the committee that the legis
lation is a responsibility of congress,
and in view of expressions previous
ly made, he did not think it essential
to offer any recommendation.
Speaker Giltett also had an ap
pointment with the president, but
because of the length of the confer
ence between Mr. Harding and the
liouse leaders the speaker had re
turned to the capitol to preside over
the liouse session without seeing the
Meets House Leaders.
Upon reaching the capitol the
speaker met with the house leaders
and made known to them his deci
sion not to recognize Chairman
Fordriey today for a motion to sus
pend the rules and pass the bill.
While at the White House Mr.
Mondell and other members of the
l.ousc committee went over the
whole bonus situation with the presi
dent, who was understood to have
given no expression of his views on
the compromise with its bank loan
provision in lieu of the original cash
The president was quoted as hav
ing said that he preferred not to
make anv recommendation.
Administration officers who nave
discussed the bonus with the presi
dent were under the impression that
the executive had not changed his
mind with regard to the legislation.
These oiiicers were of the opinion
that the compromise measure would
not be passed by the senate; that
the measure either would be held
tip there or changed that cash would
be available to the veterans desiring
it and the cost would be financed
cither by taxes or the sale of bonds.
No One Recognized.
When the toouse met today, Rep
resentative Garner of Texas, rank
ing democrat on the ways and
means committee, asked unanimous
fr Monrlell to tell the
house when the bonus bill would
be taken up.' Representative Camp
bell, republican, Kansas, demanded
the previous order shutting off the
request. Later, however, Air. Gar
ner asked Speaker Gillctt for intor
mation about the bonus and was told
that no one would be recognized to
bring it up today.
Dozen "Star" Destroyers
to Be "Decommissioned"
Washington, March 20. Nearly a
dozen "star" destroyers which saw
action against enemy submarines in
the North sea during the world war,
are included in the 150 destroyers
to be "decommissioned" by order of
Secretary Denby, prior to June 30.
The dozen veterans, each of which
proudly wears on its forward smoke
stack the emblem that denoted si
successful bout with a German U
boat. are the 'Parker, Bemham,
O'Brien. McDougal, Cummings,
Convneham, Porter, Davis. Allen.
Wilkes and Wadsworth. The Jacob
Jones also is listed butts is a suc
cessor to the ship of that name sunk
h action during the war.
Shall Law of Nature or Penalty pf iFilltil0' US
Society Rule in Prison Baby Case? . 0 wr 0
' - . ' !in War on
He Learned to Stick, in France
Question to He Answered by Pardons Hoard When
Woman Convicted of Murder Asks Release
to Hear Child Born in Prison.
Lincoln, March JO. (Special.)
Will the Uv of nature demanding
ll at a mother ihoutd rear lit r child,
t the law. of nun demanding that
an accomplice to brutal murder
Mfin from 1 lo 10 year in the
!te penitentiary prevail?
"1 hat mut be decided by Gov,
S, K. McKeUie. Attorney General
t taranre A. I'avi and Secretary of
Slate 1. M, Auibury, member of
the Hate board of pardons and pa
role, at the next meeting.
lor lrl.t Dellart, mother of 4-wctU-ohl
Hetty June Dellart, con
victed a an accomplice in the mur
rtrr of John Mie in Holt county,
will be an applicant for a pardon.
X. T. Harmon, secretary of the
boarj, received a letter from a wo
man lit in? at Mr. Dellart'f home
town, Hunt ell. Neb., announcing
that ait application would he made
fur her pardon. The woman stated
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liar tnc wotnu employ air, u r v
air. I'eiiart ii4n t cvet
the minimum of her sentence v
implication of thic dctcpjxiou
of the ordinary.
On the other hand, there i fcrtly
June needing a mother and with her
mind absolutely set against these
new-fangled idea about mining bot
Warden Fenton lioned fr a time
that a wet nur.e would volunteer to
tske Betty Tune pending the serving
of her mother' minimum sentence.
A yrt, the warden has received no
voluiiTeeri of this kind.
"I can't take the baby into the pen
itentiary under the law," he aid.
"On the other hand Mr. Dellart is
sentenced to serve within the walls
of the penitentiary."
Meantime Mr. Delfarf is at the
orthopedic hospital in Lincoln be
cause Hetty June can't live on bot
Roads Cost State
Federal Aid Given
Highways of Nebraska Are
Generally in Better Shape
Than Those of Other
By PAUL GREER.
Drive east, drive west, drive north
or south, Nebraska highways arc
generally found in better shape than
those of other states. There is. how
ever, no pleasure without pain, as
the monkey said when he kissed the
porcupine. These 1,512 miles of fed
eral aid roads 'have taken $4,142,486
out of the state treasury since 1917.
An equal amount has been put up
by the federal government. Only
Texas and Minnesota rank ahead of
Nebraska .in this good road mileage,
and Iowa follows closely.
Just now there is a revulsion of
feeling against matching dollars
with Uncle Sam. There is also a
restless movement in many counties
against state supervision and control
of road building, together with
charges of extravagance and waste.
There is no reason why taxpayers
in the eastern part of the United
States should not protest against
the system of federal aid for high
ways. Consider, tor example, Jew
York, which pays into the national
treasury more than one-fourth of all
internal revenue. It does not re
ceive back this proportion of federal
appropriations for good roads, but
western states come out ahead.
Apportioned by Area. .
Before Nebraska entered into the!
dollar matching game it was shown
that it would eet back a very tavor-
able per cent of what it paid into
the national treasury. Ihese road
funds arc apportioned on a basis of
area, rural mail routes and popula
tion, instead of, as the east desired,
by valuation. Distribution among
the counties of Nebraska is on the
same basis. Counties with many
roads and a low valuation are help
ed in this way. Cherry county gets
10 times as much for road building
as.it pays into the state road fund.
Dougfas county, on the other hand,
does not receive quite as much as
it gives. When it is considered that
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Two Men Under Arrest
on Bond Theft Charge
Washington,' March 20. Charles
A. Clevenger, employe of the bond
department of the treasury, and U.
O. Wamsley of Charlottesville, Va.,
were held under $10,000 bond each
for action of the grand jury on
charges of conspiring to defraud
the government in connection with
the theft of $150,000 in negotiable
bonds from the Liberty bond branch
of the treasury. ;
A third man, whose name was
not divulged, is being sought in the
south, according to secret service
agents, who said Clevenger had con
fessed to taking part in the theft.
The bonds, officials .said, were re
covered in Clevenger's residence. He
and Wramsley, at their preliminary
hearings entered pleas of not guilty.
2,500 Aliens, Temporarily
Admitted, May Stay in U. S.
Washington, March 20. Approxi
mately 2,500 aliens admitted into the
United States under temporary per
mits which would expire March 2
and leave them liable to immediate
deportation, have been given an in
definite extension of time for their
stay. Commissioner General Hus
band of the immigration bureau an
help you to
17th and Farnam
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for Anne Morgan
Feminine '400'". Also Turns
Out to Hear Plea for Finan
cial Aid for Devastated
Omaha's feminine "400" turned out
to greet Miss Anne Morgan at a
luncheon given in her honor at Hotel
l'"ontencle yesterday noon. Thirteen
men prominent in Omaha public af
fairs were seated at the speaker's
table. The balance of the 400 reser
vations for the luncheon consisted al
most entirely of women.
Miss Morgan, who is chairman of
the executive committee of the Amer
ican Committee for Devastated
France, made an eloquent appeal for
moral and financial support for the
work the American committee is
doing in helping the people of France
rebuild their homes, re-establish their
schools and reconstruct the war-torn
"America Failing in Duty."
"America is failing in the duty she
owes to France," Miss Morgan de
clared. "This aid I am asking is not
charity. It is but discharging in part
the great debt we owe her. It is easy
for America to forget, but France
cannot forget. She is living in bitter
memories and in the midst of her
France is not militaristic. She has
learned a bitter lesson and she merely
wants to protect the rising genera
tion. She merely wants her allies to
stand with her and give her their
Tells of Work in France.
Miss Morgan told briefly of the work
American committee is doing in
nursing the underfed children of the
devastated regions, in caring for
the sick in hospitals, in organizing
Boy Scout troops to foster the com-
Lmunity group spirit, and in establish
ing libraries and helping to restore
Envelopes were at the places for
those present to make cash contribu
tions or pledges to aid in the work.
"The American committee must
put in at least another year of inten
sive work in trance, Miss Morgan
John L. Kennedy, president of the
United States National bank, intro
duced the speaker. Others at the
speaker's table were: Mayor James
Dahlman, W. H. Head, Paul-Kuhn,
Park Billings, Merle Taylor, E. D.
White, Fred Larkin, W. R. Ritchie,
Will : Mickel, John Hopkins. B.
Brewer, Joseph Polcar and Isaac
Ford Company Increases
Working Force 20 Per Cent
Detroit,' March 20. Announce
ment was made today by the Ford
Motor company that an increase of
20 per cent in the number employed
at the Ford plants was put into ef
fect today and that preference would
be given former service men.
The request of the Legion to re
place unnaturalized aliens with for
mer service men has brought a rush
of aliens to the federal and circuit
courts in quest of citizenship papers.
Hundreds of men were in line when
federal court opened today and at
least 200 were waiting at the county
building, according to county offi
San Antonio Man Sworn in
as New Director of Mint
Washington, March 20. F. E.
Scobey of San Antonio, Tex., was
sworn in today as director of the
mint for a term of five years, suc
ceeding Raymond T. Baker of Ne
vada, whose term expired Saturday.
He becomes charged with the custody
of approximately ' one-third of the
world's goldsupply. The gold assets
of the United States mints at Phila
delphia, Denver and San Francisco
and the United States assay office in
New York total more than $3,000.
000,000, as compared with the world's
total gold supply of approximately
Man Placed on Trial for
Killing Son "To Save Soul"
Chicago, March 20. Frank Piano,
sr., was placed on trial, charged with
the murder, of his 17-year-old son,
whom he told police he shot "to save
The junior Piano had rejused to
stay away from a band of youngsters
implicated in several robberies, his
"I would rather see my boy deaif
than a criminal," Piano said in ad
mitting the act.
Selection of a jury was begun immediately.
..jiicuii Sohlirra and
..'icr rpmai l,outallcs
Fire on Kaih Other Along
Bridges Are Destroyed
London, March 20.-r.y A. !.)
The border line of Ulter is de
scribed as "like a battle front" by
the Evening Ne Ilelfant corre-
tpondrnt who bays rival forces of
the Irish republican army and of
I'lMer special constables were
actually within rifle raiiRC and con
tinually firing at each other during
To Prevent Surprise Attacks.
7 he combatants were too well
concealed for serious losses to be in
flicted and the exchange of fire was
mainly intended to prevent the
springing of surprise attacks.
1 he rival armies, continues the
correspondent, are gradually creep
ing closer and the first collision is
expected to occur on the frontier
near Caledon, County Tyrone.
"The sound of the blowing up of
bridges on the Ulster border during
the week-end could he heard miles
away," adds the dispatch. "The
northern forces were mainly re
sponsible, and as the result of their
activities every important bridge
leading from the free state has been
demolished, while hundreds of roads
have been trenched and closed with
"The tension is already beginning
to affect the inhabitants behind the
battle line. The unionists along the
frontier are much perturbed over
the menace of invasion and have
asked that more protection be af
forded them. Many close to the bat-
tic zone, winch is no man s land,
have had to evacuate their houses,
which immediately have been occu
pied by fighting forces."
The Pall Mall Gazette and Globe
correspondents today telegraphed:
"There are all . the elements of a
serious outbreak on the Ulster-Free
State border and only a spark is
needed to bring it about. Some shots
already have been fired."
to Oust Juryman
Arguments Delay Final Selec-.
tion of Members to Hear
Reference to Dead
Man Brings Smile
in Matters Trial
San Francisco, March 20, At
tempts of the prosecution to remove
Juror Edward W. Brown on the
ground of bias and prejudice, despite
the fact that he had already been ac
cepted and sworn, featured the ses
sion in the third trial of Roscoe C.
(Fatty) Arbuckle, on a manslaugh
ter charge. A recess was called on
two occosions during the day on ac
count of the Brown matter, the first
to allow the defense to prepare an
argument in the juror's support, and
the second to allow the court to
make an independent investigation
at the conclusion ot the defense and
Assistant District Attorney Leo
Friedman, at the opening of the ses
sion, announced that the prosecu
tion wished to exercise its last per
emptory challenge on Brown. A
suooortincr affidavit stated that the
juror, a grocer, had been twice pros
ecuted for alleged violations of the
state cure food laws and that he held
a prejudice against District Attorney
Bradj', the presecution officer, the
defense attorney, Gavin McNab,
answered that as the district attor
ney was cognizant of all the facts
he should have challenged Brown
before he was finally sworn, and
that it would be a violation of the
w to excuse the juror at this time.
The court was under the opinion
that his ' decision, which is expected
tomorrow, will be somewhat of a
precedent. The Brown deyelopment
halted the selection ot a second al
Marching Women Guilty
of Unlawful Assembly
Pittsburgh, Kan., March 20. The
marching women of the Kansas coal
fields whose activities last December
were brought to an end with the ar
rival of troops to assist the sheriff,
pleaded guilty to unlawful assembly
before District Judge A. J. Curran
Pleas of euiltv on women defend
ants and for several men 45 defend
ants in all were announced to Judge
Curran by Phil Callery, attorney for
the defendants. C. B. Griffith, as
sistant attorney general directing the
prosecution told the court the state
was willing to dismiss the charges
of peace disturbances against several
of flip rfpfpnrlants.
The maximum penalty for unlaw-1
ful assembly is a fine of $200.
Geologist Admits Statement of
' Whereabouts of Departed
Virginian Would Only
A flash of humor lightened the
trial of Thomas H. Matters for al
leged aiding and abetting of embez
zlement, while C. E. Krebs of
Charleston, W. Va,, geologist and
witness for the prosecution, was on
the witness ttand yesterday after
Mr. Krebs, rotund and smiling,
had been testifying to the owner
ship of land to which the Colonial
Timber and Coal corporation claims
title in West Virginia. He spoke of
Richard Smith as the original
grantor of much of the land.
Rose Is Sarcastic.
"You didn't know this man Smith,
did you?" .inquired Halieck Rose,
counsel for Matters, with just a
touch of sarcasam;
"No, he's up with the angels; has
been for some time.": replied" Mr.
Krebs, smiling broadly.
"Are you sure of his present loca
tion?" interrupted- District' Judge
Goss, also smiling.
"Well, now," replied Mr. Krebs,
with deliberation, "I guess that part
of my testimony" is only hearsay, your
"25,000 Persons on Land.
Krebs testified the 147,000 acres of
land on which the Colonial Timber
and Coal corporation issued bonds, a
part of. which the defunct Pioneer
State bank purchased, is inhabited
by some 25,000 persons; that large
mining operations smd lumber-cutting
projects are being carried on on the
tract, and that from 5,000 to 8,000
acres of the land is occupied by
"squatters," some of whose families
have occupied and paid taxes on the
lend since the revolution.
. He admitted, under cross-examination
that the Colonial Timber and
Coal company, in the organization of
which Mr. Matters was prominent,
paid some taxes on the gigantic
tract in 1919. .
N. Y Rent Law Held Valid
by N. Y. Supreme Court
Washington, March 20. The New
York state rent law of 1920 was held
valid today by the supreme court.
The supreme court in its decision
which , was delivered, . by Justice
Clarke held that the emergencies .de
clared in the act existed at the time
the law was passed and that the act
was a proper exercise of the police
power of the state for the general
Justices McKenna, Van Devanter
and McReynolds dissented. .
Farmerette Is Sick of "Fake Love"
and Longs for Home and Husband
Mrs. Thelma Slimmers, a farmer
ette of Volga, S. D., is homesick for
her home and husband.
Carl Tolliver, her pugilistic lover,
who followed her to Omaha with
gun and aides to rescue her from
n alleged captor, is likewise re-
Both are in the county jail await
ing the time when officers will take
them back to their legal soul mates
to begin life over again.
Mrs. Slimmers told Mrs. Elizabeths
i Rotcrs. social worker in Omaha, that!
she would return to hubby "if all
was well." -
"Yes, I'm through with this fake
love stuff," the farmerette said. "I'll
go back home if he'll take me.", .
,No word has yet been . received
from the deserted husband. The sher
iff of. Brookings, S. D., Tollivcr's
home town, wired Omaha police that
he would be after him.
"His wife wants him," the wire
"It's all rieht with me." said Tol
Troops on Rhine
All: American. Forces to Be
JHome by July ' 1 About
2,000 Officers and Men
Washington, March 20. All
American troops will be out of Ger
many by July 1, under orders issued
by Secretary Weeks, by direction of
President Harding. About 2,000
officers and men are directly af
fected, as the remainder of Major
General Allen's command in the
Coblenz bridge head zone on the
Rhine already were under home or
ders. Secretary Weeks said that the step
was ordered in compliance with the
policy previously announced of
withdrawing the Rhine forces as
quickly as possible. It had no rela
tion, lie said, to the wrangle, in con
gress over further reduction of the
size of the army nor did it result
from the correspondence between
the Stale- department and the allied
commissioners over the American
demand for division of tlie German
reparations. ; ,
The original of the president, it
was pointed out, directed that all
troops on hct Rhine, with the excep
tion of not morb- than the single in
fantry regiment and artillery and
other auxiliaryi''. detachments, be
brought home' (in army transports
as rapidly as possible. The move
ment is now in progress and the
work of the two transports running
in the service will be continued, Mr.
Weeks said, until the , remaining
troops have been returned, which
will be before July 1. '"'",;'
The war sec'rptaryfmade no expla
nation of steps that would be taken
to turn the Coblenz" sector, over to
the allied commanders for policing
and to hold the bridge head as a
means for further- advances into Ger
many to enforce treaty obligations.
The three bride-head positions were
taken up under the amistice for this
purpose and .their occupation con
firmed in the treaty of .Versailles and
the treaty between the -United States
and Germany. ;
Wire Service in West, Cut Off
by, Snow. Storm, Ts Resumed
Denverj Colo., , Marc,lw 20. Re
sumption of wire; service C over prac
tically all .ot'"thirmain lines east
was reporfed- this morning -by tele
grapltf'and telephone companies here
after the storm, of Friday and Saturi
u . . . i ' i . ! i -
uay wnitn, cuv incri, wcsi uu com
pletely frortt the east Saturday night
and necessitated emergency routings
The south western part of the state
was diggihg itself out of the three
foot snowfall, with train service con
siderably impaired. '. Forty snow
slides -.were" reported, between Tel
turide;and Jpphir Loopiyesterday. No
trains have been able to get into the
Ophir Loop district since last Thurs
day, when the Storm began.
- The snowfall at Ouray .was report
ed the -heaviest- in 18 years, for this
time of year.' '
School Teacher Kills Self. '
Detroit. -March 20 Miss Gladys
Gansley, 20,, school teacher. ish'ot and
killed hersel-f today in . her room.
Miss ' Gansley . is said by friends to
have complained that she dreamed
often of beiny attacked by burglars.
Her friends think she shot herself
while believing she was struggling
with a burglar.
Air Mail Budget
Included in U. S.
Postof f ice Bill
Appropriation Measure Is
Passed -by Senate After
Heated Fight $30,000,
000 for Highway Aid.
Washington, March 20. The post
office appropriation ' bill, carrying
$623,773,000, was passed late today
by the senate after a heated fight.
The measure carries $63,309,000 more
than as passed by the house, $50,000,
000 of the increase going for federal
The bill also carries provisions for
restoring to service the New York
prteumatic mail tubes and for con
tinuing the New York to San Fran
cisco air mail service. The vote on
the tube amendment was 36 to 19 and
came after a bitter attack had been
made on the proposition by several
A fight centering around postoffice
appointments, originating early In
discussion of the bill, resulted just
before adjournment .of the senate in
the introduction by Senator Har
rison, democrat, Mississippi, of , a
resolution calling on the president to
supply the senate with the number
of executive orders he has issued re
moving postoffices from civil service
classification. The resolution went
over under the rules.
.As for. the New York tubes, Sena
tor Kellar, democrat, Tennessee,
claimed that the senate was giving
its approval to something "that is
dangerously near a brazen steal of
Senator Norn's, republican, Ne--braska,
predicted another genera
tion would see the construction of
such tubes for the transportation of
mail between great cities instead of
in the more limited districts, such as
congested areas of New York.
Colorado Union Oficial
Dies After Short Illness
Denver,' Colo., March 20. John C.
Lowney, 50, a memtjer of the ex
ecutive board of the International
Union of Mine, Mill and , Smelter
Workers,; and widely known in la
bor circles throughout, the country,
died here yesterday following a short
illness. ' His home was hi Butte,
Mr. Lowney became a member of
the union-when it was known as the
Western Federation of Miners and
had been a board member since 1907.
Airplane Hits Smokestack;
One Man Killed, One Hurt
" Dallas, Tex., March 20. " Pilot
Mahaffey was killed and C W.
Childresc," a passenger, injured when
their airplane crashed into the top of
a 110-foot smokestack. The plane
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I llorah Head Motei of Speech
j by Attorney Telling of
! , Secret Agreement
'Bitter Debate Follows
liwaa Ka lmi irt.
Washington, March JO. The bit
I If rrt debate the euate hat heard
, nine? the filit over the four-povter
i treaty began v. a precipitated today
when, Senator Borah of Idaho read
1 mto the record a Mcnographic re
port of a kUtciiu nt attributed to Paul
IK C'ravath, counsel for powerful
I New York banking interests, and de
livered before the foreign trade coun
cil, to the effect that the I'nited
State had entered into a ntcret
, agreement with fireat Britain to co
! operate against Japan in the I'acihc.
.Mr. Iravath n reported to have
aid on Frbruary 17: , .
"Now, to my mind "a very impoi
tant part of the achievement of the
Washington conference, is not re
corded at all in black and white in
that treaty or in any of the other
treaties negotiated. And that is the
bringing about of what seems to be
a (sympathetic understanding be
.tween Great Britain and the United
States regarding the far east and
the Pacific generally.
Surrender Naval Potation. ,
''I quite agree that under the pro
gram produced by these treaties we
have practically surrendered our
naval position in the Pacific. I as
sume that without further fortifica
tions in the Pacific, and that with the
fortifications and' fleets as agreed
upon, we could not compete with
Japan hi the Pacific alone, and cer
tainly we could not compete with
an Anglo-Japanese fleet in that
"On the other hand, and to my
mind this is the much more encour
aging statement based on the ame
facts, an Anglo-American . fleet in
the Pacific would dominate Japan, and
it seems to me we have substituted in
place of the necessity for creating
the greatest fleet the world has evei
seen with all the experience anc
temptations that involves, an un
demanding and basis for co-operation
with Great Britain which gives
these two powers the control of a
combined fleet in the Pacific which
will . be large enough to dominate
Japan and make her live up 'to the
obligations she has assumed." '
Davis Interrupt.'-' "s '
Norman H. Davis, under secretary
of state in the Wilson administration,
who happened to be present at tht
"I want to know if you are mak
ing that statement as a fact or is it'
just your own opinion of what would
Mr. Cravath responded; ' ' ;
"I have been told by every mem
ber of the American delegation and
while I have not been told by every
member of the British delegation, I
know definitely that the view is belc
by Mr. Balfour and I think by every
other member of the British delega
tion, that the result of the Washing;
ton conference has been not a formal
agreement by any means, .but an '
understanding, and such a degree oi
understanding and such a basis i
sympathy has been created' between
Great Britain and the United State's
that both sides assume that in alf
future emergencies they can both
count on having the closest co-operation."
" Assertions Denied.
Senator Borah described Mr. Cra
vath as "a leader of the bar and the
representative of the most important
corporate and banking interests in
the United States. ' - - .
"If he knew what he was talking
about as he must have" said Sen
ator Borah, "it simply dis'closes that
we never can be sure what we are
being let in tor in international
Senator 'Lodge, republican" leader,
and Senator- Underwood, democratic
leader, who comprised one-half of
the American delegation in the arma
ment conference,, denied Mr. Cra
vath's assertions with considerable
heat. ' '" - - '
"So far as I know there is not
a word of truth in the whole state
ment," said Senator Underwood,
f "I never conferred with Mr.
jCravath," said Senator Lodge, "I
Know or no such agreement or
understanding. There is not.a word
of truth in it so far as' I know." . .
Menace to Government.
Senator ' Underwood agreed that
Mr. CravatK was "attorney for one
of the greatest banking institutions
in the United States,", but-he. in
sisted that the statement .was with
"If a statement of this kind is
allowed to go out from the floor of
the senate without unqualified con
tradiction it is a danger to the
people of the United States and a
menace to the government," said
Senator Underwoqd. '.'It makes a
statement that might easily involve
the friendly relations of the United
States with another great power. - It
would be a statement indicative tint
our government was unfaithful and
treacherous. As a senator and a
citizen, I will not allow it to go. forth
without my absolute contradiction"
Senator Robinson of Arkansas,
leading the democratic opposition to
the treaty, demanded a senatorial in
vestigation of the- remarks of Mr.
Cravath, whom he characterized as
"the representative of the Morgans
and Ryans." He asked that Secre
tary of State Hughes and Mr. Root
he- requested to testify before the
foreign relations committee.
Bandits Loot Pawn Shop '
Chicago, March 20. Three ban
dits today held up Marcus Nierman
;;J4j in his pawn shop and escaped with
virtually every bit ot. jewelry in it.
JJ I Nierman said the loot v as won."
' "liptwi-rn S'vOOO and SIMOOn1
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