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Vol. LXXVin No. 26,404
New York Tribune Inc.*
SUNDAY, MARCH 2. 1919?EIGHT PARTS?SE VENT!-EIGHT PAGES
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FIVE CENTS &?*
Republican Senators in Clash Over Filibuster; :
Allies Call for End of All Submarine Warfare
A Clean Bill
I. S. Army Investigator
F i nil s Homi'sickncss
Itclimri Most Criticism
lirallh (Uhh\. Food
Excellent, H<* Says
41st tu |? Pontanezen Also in
Perfecl Sanitary Condi?
tion? f)?'clar<M FVIajor
Thi flrsl detailed report T>y it return
i i.iti'il States officer of conditions
h Pontanezen, near lin-st, was
to nu- Tribune by Major Gran
ville Fortescue. Major Fortescue ar
,,11 i d . night ?>n tii?' Aquitania,
'nh from ;i thorough investigation of
! lerican embarkation camp,
? .;? Fortescue, former war corre
pondent and officer of the 314th Field
Artillery, was sent to Brest at; a spe
cial investigator by Major General
lames G. llarbord, communding gen?
eral of the service of supplies. He was
.^elected as the man liest fitted, by his
military and newspaper < xprrirnee, to
.rt on the criticisms lodged against
Major Fortescue is prepared to go
before the Seriate Military Committee
and report his findings. He will leave
for Washington to-day. He will tell
the committee that :
The biggest and most import-iitt
task right now is to get the soldiers
home a? ?eon an possible.
Most of the criticism of camp con?
ditions is a result, of the psychologi?
cal condition of the men, who are.
. return and arc uncertain
aboul jobs or ol hi r affairs of the.
Sanitary < onditions Good
Il is now m ex
enl sanitarj condition, in spite of
-1 caused I-. ! savy rains.
The meal.-, are the liest ever served
my camp of the United States
has b? ' ii
i cou m the lai t four
? lueh of il being brought
been one man in
. dti* for all diseases;
!;'i ?? h 1,21 v were tho
?de of Brest.
ipply heretofore has
imp f've gallons
: ., : i-.-, bl ''il
any < amp, In
Cnitcd Stat? or I' ranee, wl < ?
cell fed a al Brent,"
rday at the
"1 ?aw ti-?- camp on
? 20 and ? pi ak only of
'."?? ??' i , '"? i m of the camp
? " i '?? I he ?amp is sit?
uated on the highest ground in the
? ? . mal ?c ? onditions arc
maj bt m nywherc from
? I ? rty rainj da? : a monl h.
?? ' ar ' i.? r, wen 330 rainy days.
musl ? ? i-. ?.. ?? n conditions
si'? ol u< ii or?. bul there i more
m'id at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Va..,
?i Bri t. I be m< n told me that
?.h?-;,- were completely satisfied with
ave Bi n 6,! 58 ti ion .''-?l in
" ? - u ? ? . A t* pical "?? al I
ted of meal |< e, notai i "r.
? i?-?- and gravj. corfec and
? butter, li ?? men wcn1 b:
with, both their mesa tins pilfi high."
' ivilian Criticism I nfair
? ? I ? ? ? ? ? l ? i h tin
? nquered. II? ud
... ? (j b - ?? bu ilt, andei
[i < ? id ??'?? General Jaw.
; ? . Corps, and the
id he found thai
... 11.- tents " i re no1
floored. All enl had atovei, he
'n'-ii complain about the in
?iii they are corn
??ll?d to work," said Major Fortescue.
? I ough unplei ant, haj
? "? ??" ?l .r >" :.!' -. indicated
, ? . . .??,..'. a
. . i i 00 and ?'?'?'?<>
? ? ? :.i January
: ? ..... ttance
ly. The toi
Major Fore tci al Bre t wa
? , i. , .i pa rkal on
np eould b - ? ed becai e th? ol
d to ki place h here
i ould bi .- ? rched on board ?
transport a? ?ed.
(.'heprf'il Letters Irgetl
" 11 ??? r<-?l es-use of complaint i?- the
psychological condition o? the men,"
?i'i Major rorteseue. "They ar?- home
th?y ;?i<- ?offering from l.rcak
down In moral?- >.'?' r the < cftemen! ol
action. They are worrying about their
.<"? Th-y ?ire bas?t by tsmptatlons,
111 most essential thing Ik to g*
them on?, of Fran?:.; .?.i rapidly a
possibl?. Every cent arel <>;t-ry ener
gy ought U, ),?? brought to bf-nr on Oil
problem, f,,, ,,,;,- own good. Mut. v/r. )?'
til? ?t.tru an: w>,.*.'.;?, thi r friend?' an
"r tatty?*, and the employers of labor
??an do un inestimable service by writ.
I cheerful letter?, end by letting th
"i*r. know th?' when they gel bach the'
*"ill hav?! a more substantial w.-icom
than a bras? band and three nous
"V/" ESTERDAY The Tribune tc Id
?**? its readers of the predica?
ment of former Private. Vincent
Iaiinone, honorably discharged
from the 74th Infantry, who has
been hunting since January 15 for
work. Iannono is a carpenter.
Colonel Thomas ?S. Brndlee, de?
partment quartermaster at Gov?
ernor's Island, saw the story, and
at oiu'i? telephoned The Tribune
that he would get a job for the
"The Dcpartmen! of the East is
looking for laborer?, carpenters,
clerks nii'l good st?nographe! s,
and will pay good living wng"<,"
aid Colonel Bendice after he bad
ment Iannono over to the ( ?an I>o ?
fence works In Astoria to go to
work. "All the posts in New York
and several in New Jersey want
clerks. At Karitan Bay, N. J.,
they want carpenters, (?nod clerks
will get an increase, of pay at the
end of six months. Stenographers
are particularly wanted, but they
must be first class men. We prefer
to take discharged men if they will
look us up. At Fort Hamilton and
Fort Totten they are particularly
in need of good clerks. If dis?
charged men are genuinely look?
ing for work they can find it by
applying to me by telephone,
Mrs. D.G. Reid
Charges Against Millionaire
by Former Chorus Girl
Are Not Yet on File
I'miicI G. Reid, who made many mill?
ions in the tin plate business, is being
sued for s?paration by Mrs. Margaret
Carrier Reid, who was a chorus girl
before .she married Mr, Reid. The
crronnil of action han not yet become
a matter of record, only the summons.
being tiled yesterday in the Supreme
? ourt by Robert H. Elder, attorney for
Mr. Roid's secretary said yester?
day that Mr. Reid was not. at. his
homo, 007 Fifth Avenue, and that h?
did not know his whereabouts, N<
further information could be obtained
nt his. of?lci , 11 Wall SI root,
Otto S. Bowling Bays in tin aflldavil
he served the summons on Mr. Reit
ou Friday afternoon a the luttai
stopped from the Washington expr?s
tit the Pennsylvania Station accom
punie?! by one l)r. Stokes, Tho procesi
?ervcr says he laid the paper on lie
arm of Mr. Reid, which he held acrosi
his chest, Hi* looked at it and walke?
away, the paper falling on the ground
"I have served you,'' said Mr. Howl
ing. "The paper i* yours. 1 think yoi
had belter take it. It is nothing l<
r.ie whether you do or not." Mr. Itch
continued on his way.
A station ti.'he.r named Roscami
?il'-knl up the paper, and, followinj
Mr. Rci?l, tried to hand it t?i him a
he Btrpped into his automobile. Agaii
1 foil tu the walk, where it, was l"ft
says tho affidavit, Mr. Howling addei
that he knew tho man he nerved to bi
Mr. Reid, because a former employe
J. J, Loughlin, in identified him.
Mr. Reid was born in Richmond
Ind., sixty years f*i**o. lie was mar
ric-d the first time when !"? wan twen
ty-one t?i Miss; Ella' Dunn, also 0
Ho was an organizer of the Unite?
States St?" | Corporation, lie organize
the American Can Company and tin
Tobacco Products Corporation, botl
$50,000,000 concerns, and is chairmai
?if the boards of these corporations.
Mr. Reid has been eommodor?' o
the Atlantic Vacht Club and membc
of tho Union League, Calumet nn<
: Chicago Athletic clubs.
The present Mrs. Reid came her
Suffrage Gets Needed Vote
WASHINGTON, March I. Senate
Cay, of Louisiana, announced to-da
thai he would support the now com
promise women suffrage resolution pro
posed m the Senate yesterday.
The umendment wan reported out fa
-.orabiy from the committee this after
noon, and ils author, Senator Jones
',, \< w Mexico, ai.ked unanimous con
Kent to riij/ht of the Senate to bring th
amendment up at once, Senator Wads
w<irtb, of New York, objected. How
ever, suffragists s'ill cling to the hop.
that the amendment may be brought tj|
during the morning hour Hn?l possibl;
put across at that 11 me.
The umendment was in need of oat
';?i<: vote wb?ri it. came Up in Februar
o puss, and ?? an opportunity can b
found to bring tho resolution up a
(bin session, suffragists can count on
A similar resolution wum reporte
favorably today by the llouso woma
i suffrage committee.
New Civil War Imminent
Over Germany; Soviet?
Form Brunswick Republic
Marlial Law in Bavaria
TeiTorihiu Menaces Many
Towns; Prussian Assem?
bly Meeting ?m l'ont poned
LONDON', March I (By The Arbo
elated l'r?'!?M). A further revolution
nry movement in Gormany |h imminent,
according to a report reaching London
through Holland to-day, It. is added
that Chancellor Bcheldomann hap re?
signed, A Soviet republic has been
proclaimed in Brunswick according to
a report from Berlin,
Government troops are marching
from three direction*- upon Halle and
[ Merseburg, Prussian Saxony, says a
dispatch to the Havas Agency from
Hasel, quoting the "Gazette," of
The Leipsic-Drcsden railway has
been cut and is now occupied by the
strikers. Five thousand government
troops are massed before Dresden.
According to the "Gazette's" Berlin
correspondent, mon- than 180,000
volunteers have enrolled throughout
i Germany to aid the government.
Representatives of all the Spandu
state establishments have decided upon
a general strike on March ,"? in sympa?
thy with the movement in Central Ger?
many. These representatives demand
, the establishment of a communistic
I state and that all the state churches be
thrown open for meetings.
Martial Law for Bavaria
The Soldier.--' and Workmen's Con
I press at Munich has declared martial
law for nil of Bavaria, according to a
j Zurich dispatch received by way of
The congress has discused a constitu?
tion for Bavaria and has declared that
"for considerations of safely and by
('<>nttutted (?i page three
Allies Find What Germany Can Pay
l?ARIS, Mardi 1 (By The Associated Press).?The peace confer?
ence commission on reparation has virtually completed its study
of the indemnity which Germany must pay to the Allied and associ?
ated powers and the manner in which it shall be paid. The study
has been based more on what Germany is capable of paying rather
than on what, the opposing powers lost in the war. Germany will
have to make an immediate payment, while the remainder will be
scattered over a period of years, it is understood.
The actual money in the possession of Germany is. less than
$2,000,000,000 in gold and there is less than $600,000,000 in silver.
It h;is been calculated thai something may be realized from Ger?
man securities, but Germany's greatest asset is, perhaps, her public
works, railways and mines. But even on these, it is understood, the
commission has been unwilling in place such a load as will drive the
Germans to the point o? desperation,
League Holds Promise of
Greater War, Says Knox
Senator Warns rxelnsinn of Central Powers Moans
Germany and "On!law'" Slates Will Unite and
Prepare to Renew tin- Conflict; Ilardwiek
Assails Diplomatie Ability of House and Baruch
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, March 1. Declaring
that the league of nation.'*, as consti
! tuted by the Paris con ferr?es, holds
' out the promise "of a future world
war greater than any that has gone ho
', fore," Senator Philander C. Knox 01
Pennsylvania, Secretary of State in the
Administration of President Taft, spoke
for two hours to-day in the Senate it
opposition to the form of the league
His address- one of the most, strik
' in?.r in the series, of debates that, have
engaged the attention of the Senat?
? the last week attracted an onormou'
I crowd to the Capitol and hundred:
were turned a way.
?xciuding ihe Central Powers ffon
membership, he said, wotiid mean tha
Germany a nil other states would pro
'? ceed to form a league of their own
which, would inevitably bring on an
Describing tho language of tin
I'-.'ii-.'-e document as "loosely drawn,
Senator Knox declared that it met non
of the tests to which the \mi ricai
people should submit it before a ssuminj
th< grave responsibilities and sacrl
fices which membership in the loagu
I would involve. The entire constitu?
tion, he said, afforded "a magnificent
field for grandiose international politi
cal manipulation by ambitious men anil
.' gi-( ups."
''Belrayai of Amfc?ica"
11 To adopt the league plan, he ??aid
, | would be "a betrayal of the America!
Senator Hardwick, of Georgia, Demo
, crat, who also spoke against th<
i league plan, paid a glowing tribute t<
! the speech of Senator Knox, declarin?,
, it would "live in the history of tlii
, discussion as one of the most luminous
forceful and convincing analyses tha
. i ,- man could make of the question
i . "'"lie Senator from ?'; nnsyivunia an.
I," he said, "differ as radically as tw
. /r.en can and aro as far apart as th
' poles on most questions of ordin?r
. i politics, but 1 confess it is a matter o
i regret, to me that the country canno
, have at Paris in this emergency, At thi
?crisis, the services of such distill
. gulshcd, able and well-equipped state??
. men as t It distinguished Senator fror
, Pennsylvania Cor instance. Mr. Kno*
( 'ontinued tin next. paye.
Foe Will Be
Army To Be Only 200,000,
With Airplane Activities
II el d to M i n i in it m
Forts To Be Dismantled
U. S. Reservation Stipula?c*
American Canaln and !>?
fences Are Not All'crtcd
PARIS, March I I By The Associated
Press). Marshal Foch presented to
day to the council of tho great powers
tin- military terms to be Incorporated
In the peaco treaty. These will be con
sldored on Monday with the naval
terms already submitted to the council
The naval terms provide not only fol
the complete suppression of Germany'!
submarine equipment, but also for the
termination of all submarine warfare
by all nations throughout the world
thus ending the use of the submarin?
in naval warfare.
Forts Issue Held Up
The provision for the dismantling o,
the fortifications of Helgoland and "lie
('anal has been made the subject o'
j reservation by Admiral Benson, repre
! senting the United States, whereb?
: this shall not be a precedent ap?
plicable to American canal and harboi
| defences such as Hell Gate, Cape Cot
I Canal and others.
The proposal for the destruction o
j the large German warships is'approvec
I in the report by the British and Amer
ican naval authorities, but the Frencl
still make reservations against the de
strtictlon of these ships.
The Supreme Council is expected f
j pass on this and other naval-and m Hi
I tary subjects on Monday.
The military terms provide for th*
I disarmament, of Cermany flown ti
twenty divisions of 10,000 men each
; including fifteen divisions of ?nfantrj
and five of cavalry. Severe restrictions
are placed on the manufacture of al
classes of war materials and the mili
tai y and commercial use of the air
plane is limited to the minimum. Be
yond Marshal Foch's presentation o
the terms to-day they were not dis
The financial and economic problem!
| were presented in two specific reports
One was from the financial commis
- ion, of which Louis Klotz, the Frencl
'Minister of Finance, is chairman am
Albert Strauss and Norman Davis ar<
the American members. The other re
port was from the economic commis
sinn, of which Albert Clomentcl, ol
' Franco, is chairman and Bernard M
| Buruch, Vance McCormick and Or. A
A. Davis are the American members.
The report of the financial commis
sion was a brief document. It doe;
not embrace reparations and indem
nitica of the war, as that subject i:
being considered separately. Most o
the headings worn presented withou1
recommendations, which are left u
the council and the plenary confer
erice, now that the problem as a wholt
has been presented.
One of the main headings concerns
war debts and debts made before lb?
war in enemy countries and whethei
they are to be paid or repudiated; 111?
manner of payment, if paid, and th(
priority of payment. Another head
ing deals with state property in terri
tory taken over, such as state mine.
and state railways.
The most important heading is en
titled "Reapportionment of the Wa
Debts of Allied Countries on a Fai
Basis.". While not presenter! ?n detail
this ncading opens one of the larges
questions presented to the conference
French Would I'ool Debts
According to the French point o
view, the hug'; debts piled up by tin
war have fallen unduly on Franc?
which is now carrying the largest, pe
capita load. It is maintained, there
fore, that a certain portion of thes
Allied war debts should be pooled, s
as to be international obligations in
Stead of being carried alone by Franc?
This is on the theory that the war wa
? not fought only as a defensiv?' measur
i by France, but as an international con
' flict, in which Fiance bore the brun
? because she was nearest to the battle
Thus far, the proposal to redistribut
j the war burden has not been considere
! favorably by the British, American o
j .1 apane.se members, TI*,? British do no
wish to add to their present burdens b:
taking part of ;he continental burden.?
while .Japan believes that she shoub
hold aloof from European indebtednei t
Full Discussion Assured
It was at first suggested that thi
reapportionment of war debt bo in
corporate?! in the treaty of peace, hu
because of differences of opinion, thi
suggestion has been given up, and th
present BUggi stion contemplates n re
apportionment of tho debts under tin
financial section of the leugne of mi
felons, which was reported fa vorab':.
Neither euggostion, however, lias ye
been piis:'?'?! upon by th?' suprom
council or the pi? nary conference, am
the magnitude of 'ho proposals lean
to the belief that there will be s ver;
? Continued on page three
i ?'- "
Bill Pro rides ISext
Congress Meet April 4
WASHINGTON. March 1.
Congress would convene in
regular session on April 4 next
if a hill proposed by Representa?
tive Reavis, of Nebraska, receives
favorable consideration by the
present session. The Nebraskan
maintains that the Constitution
specifically provides that Con?
gress may designate the date of
its annual convening, and he pro
poses to change the dale from the
iii i Monday in December, the
dato under existing law, to
The id avis measure is admit ted
to be an at letup!. In put I he qUCi
tion ( i' .si early exlvn session of
Congn ko up to the President m
iUch form thai he will have tu
take |)OSil Ivc ad ion to defeat, it.
Direct to Paris
To Rush Treaty
Abandons Plan to Return by
r! Way of Brussels After
q Cables From Col. House
, PARIS, March 1 (By The Associated
Pressi. As a result of an exchange of
. cables to-day between President Wil
j son and the American delegation plans
were, completed for the President's re?
r turn to Paris and for the early assem
j bling thereafter of the congress of
peace with German delegates present.
] Prsident Wilson at first planned to
have the George Washington land him
, at Antwerp, then to visit Brussels, pass
j j through the devastated regions of Bel?
gium and France and from there pro?
ceed to Paris for the resumption of the
, work of the conference. He desired
to accomplish this in the understand
| ing that Premier Lloyd George would
be In Paris.
Colonel House in a talk by telephone
with Mr. Lloyd George at London
learned that the Premier would be
obliged to return to London by March
22, Accordingly the President's land?
ing at Antwerp and his visit to Brus
sels were given up.
Mr. Wilson will land at Brest on
March 13 or II, and come direct, to
Paris. The British Prime Minister will
reach Paris about the same time? und
with the others of the council of the
? great powers they will lake up the
, preliminary peace treaty, which will
then be ready. It is expected that
these sessions will bist until March 22,
? when Mr. Lloyd George will return to
England and President \\ ilson will go
I to Belgium.
The peace treaty will probably reach
Mich a definite stage during the ses?
sions in which President \\ ilson and
Premier Lloyd Georgo will take part
that a decision may be reached for the
, assembling of the peace congress with
r Germans present between April 1 an?!
! 10. The peace treaty will then be pre
, sented, and will include military, naval,
Financial and ?conomie features, all of
, which will in the meantime be formu?
Mail Truck Stolen to
Drive to Hold-Up Scene
Owner of Candy Store Robbed
of $130 and Two Men
A couple of hold-up men jumped
into a mail truck last night at the
Pennsylvania Station and drove off.
They followed another mail truck up
to Forty-sccoijd Street and west to
Eleventh Avenue. While the other
vehicle proceeded to the ferry, how?
ever, the hold-up men tinned down
Eleventh Avenue, to (he mild Eurpriso
of the crossing signal man at that
They halted the truck in front of
Samuel Shapiro's candy shop at 568
- Eleventh Avenue and went in. Shapiro
i was alone. One of the bandits lev
o elled a revolver at the shopkeeper, who
- bad seen the "U. S. Mail" on the ti\:ck
!. outside, and the other took $130 from
s his pocket. Then they wen' out.
e [I had all happened so quietly that
- Mrs. Shapiro, who was in a room in
t : the i< iir of the shop, did not know any?
thing was wrong until her husband
began blowing a police whistle. A
o patrolman jumped on an automobile
il ! and pursued the mail truck up Elev
| enth Avenue to Fifty-seventh Street.
TI" re he lest Bight of his quarry.
The truck was not found, but men
giving the names William Moore, of
446 West Thirty-third Street, and John
Milligan, of G27 We t Forty-ninth
Strict, were locked up later charged
I with the robbery.
Boy Finds Body of Mn-ir
Teacber: Bullet in Hear?
G Arthur llaffello, eleven years old, of
' K?i York Street, Brooklyn, (limbed the
" , stairs at 183 York Street yesterday for
; his Saturday afternoon mandolin les
11 ?ni. He found his instructor, Giuseppe
Uixietrantonio, or. the floor dead. There
* wan a bullet hole over his heart.
.Nothing in the room was ?listurbed.
Strapped about Dixietrantonio's ??.aist
were ?t'.'-Jrt in bills and $460 in Liberty
? bonds Detectives learned he was sep?
arated from his wife aiu! that he
worked as a mechunic as well as a
- > mandolin instructor.
Predict President Will
Yield His Opposition to
an Extra Session
Onlv .*> Measure?
Expected to I\inh
Victory Loan,Wheat Gtnu>
antee and Delieieticy
Measures Are Conceded
?V, w 1 orb Tribun?
M ashingtott Bureau
WASHINGTON, March 1. Although
all important legislation appears to
night to be caught in a hopeless jsm
in the Senate, leading Republican Sen
at ors predicted the following measures
will, h" disposed of before Congress
adjourns at noon Tuesday:
| The $7,000,000,000 bond bill with
the rider continuing the War
Finance Corporation and authorizing
loans ?if not tu exceed $1,000,000,000
to prom#to foreign trade.
?J Tbr wheat guaranty bill with a
rider providing government reg?
ulation of the cotton exchanges.
?-> The general deficiency bill,
which, in addition to about
$1,000,000,000 in general appropria?
tions, carries the $750,000 000 rail?
road revolving fund and $S0.OOOO0O
emergency shipbuilding mea-,an.-T ts ,
It seems certain that no important
measures other than these will be
passed. A half dozen R?'publicans have
it in their power lo kill even these
bills. They are disposed to do it.
Whether the filibuster that whs carried
on all day to-day i- continued until
the end of the session will depend en?
tirely upon thi- individual - members.
At, a conference the Republicans dis?
cussed filibustering, but took no ac?
tion for or against.
The conference came near being a.
row. Feeling between tin- two factions
nu the Republican side is almost, as bit?
t?-r a, between Republicans and Demo
cratF, All Republicans agree the thin?
has com ? to let President Wilson know
that Congrei is i coordinate branch of
ifr i;i>'iii ment, They, m common with
leading Democratic Senators, think:
there should bo an extra .-?? -ion of
Congress at least by April la. Tho
I'n-.id?'!'.: durs nut think there should
In* an ??>.; in session until he returns
from his second trip t<> France, which
may h?' June I and may be weeks later?
But not ;i majority of the Republi?
cans at the conference were in favor o*
forcing a showdown with the President
by ?Inflating the bund bill. They fear*
he would not call an extra scssion,thus
forcing the odium of having no Liberty
Loan on the Republicans. Those favoi
ing ?i filibustei.k po tion th?*..
the party in power is (lie one that, will
be held i* ?ponsible. Furthermore,they
argued, the President i -? bluffing on the,
extra i sion now, just as the Admin?
istration bluffed about turning the rail?
roads back to Cuir owners at, once un?
less Congress yielded to the McAdoo
five-year experiment plan.
Some of the Senators who favor a
filibuster left the caucus room i?j a
huff. It i understood that Senator
Sherman, of Illinois', went out demand?
ing to know whether his Republican
colleagues "are tighter*-, or ojwards."
"Showdown" Is Demanded
"Bight, now is bite time for a show?
down with the President," n prominent
Middle Western Senator said. "If we.
call his blulf, as we should, he will call
an < xtra session.''
As matters were left by the rinli-r
ence ?ach Ripublican will go hi- own
way. There are enough who favor a
filibuster to block all legislation. A*
one of this number suggested:
"The filibuster ma' break at any mo.
ment. The men who favor tiirhting thi3
tiling to the end are likely to get dis?
gusted and let everything go through.*?
Senators Penrose, of Pennsylvania:
Smoot, of I'tah, and La Follette, of
Wisconsin, it is understood, will offer
amendments to the bond bill thai wer?
defeated 'in the Finance committee.
Among the.se are provisions living the
rate of inter?s!, taking from the Sec?
retary of the Treasury authority It?
tix exemptions and prohibiting co?
ercion on the part of government of?
ficials in selling* bonds.
One of the most distasteful features
of the bond bill i? the war finance
corporation feature. Many of the Re?
publicans would have no objection tu
passing the bond bill with this rider
out. They don't think the people of
this country ?**snt to lend a billion
dollars of their money to export con?
cerns lo develop foreign trade. They
feel these concerns would be able to
tak?' care of themselves if the govern?
ment would jiist remove trade restric
tu'iis and give them an opportunity
to meet th?- nst of the world on an
??qtial footing. i
It is expected that the Democrats
j will consent to passage o? \j?? wap-l