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Iicans are perfectlj rtire that the
Presiden will not see the sub-commit?
tee and desire to give wide publicity
in this way to their viev/ that the
President is not performing the duties
of his office.
Fight to Committee
The flght in /->mroittee between the
Democrats and Republicans? started im?
mediately on its c mvening this morn
incr Chairman Lodge and the Repub?
licans wer?> anxious to hav a report
made' at one on the Fall reso'ution.
They had hopes of it.? nassing the Sen?
ate before 2 o'clock this afternoon.
wh~n th? "moaning hour" c'oses.
The Demorats blocke this, sparr
in for time. Senator Pittman made
a motion to call Secretary Lansing.
Senator Moses then suggested that the
committee instruct Senator Lodge to
call on the P esident and discuss the
si+nation with him before the Fore pn
Relations Committee acted. The
Democrats became so indignant at this
that Mr. Moses withdrew his proposal.
In the course of the discussion which
had arisen. Senator Hitchcock re?
marked that the President had been'
kept in constant touch with the Mexi?
"He has not." retorted Senator Fall.
"He has not b?en consulted in a sin?
gle move the State Department h:\s
made, and knows nothing about it save
what he may have been permitted to
reed in the newspapers."
Mr. Hitchcock- ins'sted that he was
rifht. whereupon Mr. Fall said: "All
ri- ht. let's call Secretary Lansing and
as1- him about it."
r The committee then voted to call
?. Mr. Lansintr, who. several hours later,
tesMf'ed that he had not seen the
President concerinT Mexico since the
Pres'dent became ill. The committee
srot the imp'ession that not only had
Mr. Lansing not ta'ked with the Presi?
dent, but there had been no cAmmuni
. cation between the State Department
and the White House on Mexico at
Some Democratic Senators not on the
committee expressed suprise to-niirht
when they heard th" outworn? of the !
committee meeting. They said they were
astonished that the Democrats on the
committee had not permitted?in pref?
erence to this move to consult the
President the ^avorab'e reporting of
the Fal* reso'ution, and fcr that mat?
ter its passage by the Senate.
Lansing snd Fall Cooperate
"The resolution is on'y advisory to
the President " said one Democratic
Senator. "The President could have
piTonho'ed it had he desired, and the
incident wou'd have been over. As it
Btands the whole affair is unfortunate."
Secretary Lansing in his testimony
showed p'ainly that Mr. Fall had been
er?'-enring with h;m t^ouTh the n
vestigation of Mexican affairs hy the
sub-cemmittee of which Mr. Fall is
chairman. It was this committee which
went to the border and collected data
purporting to show that Carranza's
agents in this country, with his con?
sent, d'strihuted B ;shcvik T-opnim ?
? la. Ambassador Fletcher, another wit?
ness before the committee, testified
chat he had been designated by Mr.
Lansing to assist Mr. Fall in the in?
Secretary Lansing, however, urged
strongly that the Fall resolut.on shou d
be delayed. Action at this time, h"
thought, might endanger American
lives in Mex'co; might result in the
South American countries protesting
and would tend to destroy American
Discussing the basis of the State
Derartnient's attitude, Mr. Lansing is
understood to have told the Senators
2hr.t prior to America's entry into the
.var the President had particularly
desired to avoid, a break with Mexico
iest this development hinder his efforts
'o prevent entanglement of the United
Strtes in the. European conflict. He
feared tint the financial interests of
Allied notions in Mexico, a3 well as
'he sympathy between the Mexican and
German governments, would force com?
United States Takes New Course
After America declared war, the
Secret"ry indicated, the plots to em?
broil the United States and Mexico
?ntensiried the necessity of avoiding
*he issue between the United States
?>.nd Carranza. In view of these facts.
Mr. Lansing held, the State Depart?
ment marked time in its dealings with
Mexico during the war, but with the
conclusion of peace had notified
Mexico that further disregard of
American rights would be followed by
i marked change in the policy of the
The Secretary was said to have in?
sisted that since this pronouncement
'he St te Department had not altered
Its changed attitude, which was based
on a decision made with the Presi?
dent's approval. Mr. Lansing said he
?lid not believe it was necessary,
therefore,' to take up the case of Mr.
Jenkins with the President in person.
After Mr. Lansing's statement Sen?
ator Williams made a motion to
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postpone uction until the State De?
partment icceived an ?nrwer to the
note demanding the release of Con?
sular Agent Jenkins, but only two of
the Democrats present joined him. Sen?
ators Hitchcock and Shields voted with
the Republicans to kill the delay pro
During the debate the committee or?
dered the doors of the session room
c'osed to prevent being "arrested" by
the sergeant at arms, who came to en?
force a ca 1 for a quorum on the floor
of the Senate.
Lurir.g tiie discussion of Senator
Fall's resolution. Senator Hitchcock,
acting Administration leader, intro?
duced a substitute, reading as follows:
"Resolved, by the Senate of the
United States (the House of Rep?
resentatives concurring), That the
action taken by the Department of
State in reference to the pending
controversy between this government
and the government of Mexico should
be approved; and further; that the
President of the United States bo,
and he is hereby assured of support
if in his judgment it becomes desir?
able to sever all diplomatic rela?
tions now existing between this gov?
ernment and the government of Car
While Mr. Fletcher was testifying he
was asked how many Americans had
been killed in Mexico since President
Wilson last July issued his warning
that the policy of this government
'oward Mexico minrht have to be
changed un'ess better protection were
given American citizens in that coun?
"Only eight," Mr. Fletcher replied.
His emphasis on the word "only"
brought a vigorous retort from Senator
Fletcher Tells of Coersion
For the first time Mr. Fletcher told
the committee how tho Carranza au?
thorities obtained the evidence against
He said a party of Carranza so'diers
went.out to a village and rounded up
ten peons. They were told that it had
been learned they had seen Mr. Jen?
kins conrpiring with a bandit. They
all denied it.
One of the neons was then taken out
of the room and a moment later a shot
was heard. The question wa3 repeated
to the nine peons and they again gave
a negative answer. A second paon was
removed from the room and a second
1 shot was heard. The remaining eight
peons once more gave a negative an?
swer. A third neon was taken out and
another shot was heard. At this point
the seven remaining broke down and
seemed able to recollect clearly that
they fhad seen Mr. Jenkins conspiring
with the bandit.
Jenkins Not Issue, Says Lodge
The release of Mr. Jenkins by the
Mexican authorities, it was declared
by Serater Lodge after the meeting to?
day, would have no effect on the situa?
tion so far as the Senate is concerned.!
'This is nal the question of impris- ?
oning one man, or of one man being!
killed," he aid?-Wal'ace's murder had j
also been mentioned?"it is a question ,
of years and years of piled up out
Mr. Lansing's statement that he had j
not discussed Mexico with the Presi?
dent since his Illness was a surprise to
some or the members of the committee,
although Mr. Fall has bene making this
contention?apparently on information
direct from Mr. Lauding? since his re?
turn from the border. Mr. Lansing was
asked if he had discussed the Fa?l reso- '
lutiun with the President. He rep.ied
that he had not, and then added that
he had not ta'ked with his chief on
Mexico since ' efore Mr. Wilson started
West on his tour in behalf o? the
peace treaty. j
Wilson Said to rmprove
In the daily statement at the White '
House on the President's condition it i
wa3 said that the improvement in Mr.
Wilson's condition had been so marked I
of late that Dr. Grayson had consented \
tq an-, increase in the amount of stato
matters that were presented to the pa- j
tient for deposition.
Dr. Gray.-;on himself expressed great j
satisfaction in the manner the Prcsi
dent was responding to treatment. He j
said that the President's strength was
returning gradually end that the pa- ;
tient was permitted to sit up each da
for brief periods in the position that ;
he would employ at a desk.
The method of treatment of the pa
f:""t, Dr. Grayson said, wis a matter
that required constant changing in;
? .a l d tails The da. y excursion 1o
the south portico in his wheel chair, ;
the phys.wian said was to be alternated
with these frequent periods of sitting
up in the desk posit.on.
Following is the text of a resolution
introduced in the Senate to-day by Sen?
ator King, of Utah:
"Whereas, citizens of the United
States residing in und having prop?
erty in Mexico have been caused by
the delinquency of the Mexican gov?
ernment to suffer great and untold
damages on account of murders, per?
sonal outrages, larcenies, arsons,
trespasses, to property and disposi?
tion of lands, as well, as arbitrary
confiscation under the guise of law,
through a long period of years with?
out cessation or redress; and
"Whereas, claims against the gov
errment of Mexico on account of
such wrongs hive from time to time
been filed with the Department of
State for presentation to the govern?
ment of mexico; and
"Whereas, no progress is being
made toward the liqu'dation, settle?
ment ard satisfaction of such claims;
now there foie be it
"Resolved by the Senate and
House of Representatives, That the
President is requested to open nego?
tiations with the government of
Mexico, proposing the appointment
of a joint high commission on the
part of Mexico and the United States,
which shall be authorized to receive,
consider, liquidate, settle and adjust
outstanding claims made by citizens
of the United States for indemnifica?
tion for losses suffered in Mexico
which lave not been otherwise re?
Provides Use of Force
"Be it further resolved that in the
event that the government of Mexico
is unwilling to proceed to tho ap?
pointment of such joint high commis
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siop the President is authorized to
appoint a commission of eleven per?
sons, which shall include officers of
the army and persons from civil life
who are 'ereby empowered upon the
part of the United States to receive,
consider, liquidate, settle, a-certain
and find the damages suffered sever?
ally by citizens of the United States
on account of wrongs and trespasses
again, t the persons and property of
f>uch citizens in Mexico and not
**Be it furtner resolved that upon
the acertainments and determination
of such damages as a;'oresaid the
President is authorized to employ the
naval and military forces of the
United States, and take such measures
as may be necessary to accomplish
t) e payment and satisfaction of such
Navy Is Ready for Any
Emergency, Says Daniels
Eight Dreadnoughts and TOO De- \
stroyers, Adequately Manned.
Going to Guantanamo Soon
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?Despite the !
rapid demobilization of personne'
since the armistice, the navy is ready
to meet nny emergency, Secretary Dan?
iels declared to-dav in discussing pub?
lished reports that the navy would
be found unprepared if called upon for
active service at this time.
Announcing that the eight dread?
noughts of the Atlantic fleet and about
100 destroyers would leave Guanta?
namo, C'?ba, January 8, for w!rter man?
euvers, Mr. Darnels said these ships
would be "adequately" mai,nod, al?
though their crews would not consti?
tute a war complement. Other battle?
ships of the Atlantic fk ;t will join
the fleet as soon &-? it ia possible to
man them, he added.
The Secretary pointed out that the
enlisted terser rel of t'^e ti"vy r w
was 100,000, nearly double that before
the war, and said the work of tr lin?
ing recruits was proceeding satisfac?
Denies Fall Charges
Declares He ?Sever Gave Support i
to Radicals and Asserts His \
Government Fought Them
WASHINGTON, D"c. 4.?General de?
nial of charges by Senator Fall thut
he had attempted to spread Bolshevist
propaganda in this country wa made
tonight by Mexican Ambasrador Bon
il'as. who declared that he had not at
any time "done anything to foster, en-!
courage or aid. actively or passively,
dir^t'y or indirectly, any of the dis-!
turbing elements referred to. either in
the Lnited S.at ?, or Mexico."
Ambass dor Bonillas said his govern?
ment not only did not wish to foment
disorder in the United States or spread
radical doctrine, but has taken ener?
getic ?ter to prevent it3 spread in;
Mexico. The ambassador's statement
Statement by ttonnlllas
"I have been informed, through the j
press, of the accusation made by Sen-!
ator Fall be'ore the United States Sen-,!
ate to the effect that this embassy and !
some consulates, with ihe know.edge
and approval of the President of Mex
ico. have endeavored to stir seditious
acts in this country nnd have been en?
gaged in an anarchistic or Bolshevik
or I W W. nronajranda.
"Senator Fall's charges greatly sur?
prise me, for the hurtfulness of them
must be obvious to all. Fortunately,
I have great reliance in the sound judg- i
ment and high sense; of honor of the !
American Senate and of the American ]
peop?e, and, therefore, 1 cannot beiieve
that these false and injurious accusa?
tions will bo seriously considered for
"1 have been the Ambassador of Mex?
ico and residing in Washington as such
for two years and ei?,'ht months and I
have not during that time or at any
other time done anything to foster,
encourage or aid. actively or passively,
directly or indirectly, any of the dis?
turbing elements referred to cither in
the United States or in Mexico.
Has No Knowledge of It
"By disturbing elements I rofer to
the Bolsheviki. anarchists and the
1. W. W.. and I have no knowledge of
this being done by any of our consu?
lar or other agents of the Mexican
"The Mexican government not only
does not wish to foment disorders in
the United States, nor to spread an?
archistic doctrines here, but, on the
contrary, as the American preas has
stated on different occasions, my gov?
ernment has taken energetic measures
to prevent the spreading in Mexico of
such doctrines and other like doctrines
that might weaken social institutions.
"This embassy under my directions
has made every possible effort to the
end that a better understanding may be
established between the peop.es of
Mex<co and the United States, in spite
of the bitter campaign which has been
canica on against this policy by pow?
erful elements in this country."
Crowell Says Mexico
Plans Strong Air Force
Declares if Carranza Has 24
Modern Pursuit Planes He
Has Supremacy Over (J. S.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. ? Mexico
plans to have a "strong air force," but
the War DcDartment is without infor?
mation as to its present equipment,
Acting Secretary Crowell told the
House Military Committee to-day. Mr.
Crowell said t at if Mexico had twen?
ty- our modern pursuit planes, as inti?
mated by Representative La ( uard a, he
thought Mexico would have supremacy
o<" the air over the United States in
event of war. Mr. La Guaulia said he
understood Mexico had obtained this
number of rolanes from France and
England during the last. year.
Urging creation of a separate air
service, Mr. Crowell declared that such
a department "is or soon will be tho
most important body connected with
Explaining his answer to Represent?
ative La Guardia later, Mr. Crowell
said he had meant if an2 country had
now in commission a fleet of twenty
four battle-planrs of the very latest
design it would be more than the
United States had of such types now in
Texas Rangers Ordered
Recruited to War Status
State Force to Relieve U. S.
Army Wherever Possible
of Border Patrol Duty !
Sptc:al Corretpondenc* j
AUSTIN, Tex., Dec. 4.?Adjutant W.
D. Cope to-day began recruiting the j
seven existing companies of State
Rangers up to full war strength and :
'?' e organization of as mary -idditional
c mpanies ^s may be needed for ade?
quate protection of the Rio Grande
border. He took this action following :
a conference with the officers of the
Southern military detriment at Fort
Sam Houston last night.
It is stated that the Rangers now !
statiored at various points on t^e b^r- i
der will be reinforced as rapidly as \
additional members cm be recruited i
They are to perForm scout duty and
serve as mounted patrol, relieving in
t^e greatest possible measure the
United States troops.
in Offering Mediation \
BUENOS AYRES, Dec. 4\?The Ar?
gentine government is watching closely '
the controversy between *he United ;
States and Mexico, and the Foreign :
Office is keeping fully informed of the
development thiougli the Argentine en- |
voys in Washington and Mexico City. I
It is much questioned in diplomatic
circles whether if action toward media?
tion is to be taken by any of the
South American governments it should
be joint action by the ABC powers,
inasmuch as the proposa for an ABC
accord, which fol owed the Niagara ,
Fal's conference of 1914, has never been
ratified, and it is not he ieved that this
principle could now be appropriately
Cabrera Wants Mexican
Issue Left to Mediation
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 4;?Luis Cab?
rera, Secretary of the Trea?ury, speak?
ing to reporters yesterday, said he be?
lieved it would be unwise to attempt '
to settle difficulties between Mexico j
and the United States through a joint !
internationa commission. He re?
marked that the present situation is |
a diplomatic matter which must be set- I
t'ed in that way, and intimated that a
one-man commission appointed by each i
country mifht be beneficial.
Se?or Cabrera dec r.red he was per?
sonally unacquainted with the nature
o" Mexico's rep y to tho last American
note, but took occasion to criticise sev?
eral American newspapers, saying: "In
this.Jenkins affair, Jenkins is the least
factor. It is really a pre: s scandal
o- if; inated for the pretext of increasing
difficulties pending between the two
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Provision in Rail Measure
Does Not Interfere With
the Right to Quit Em?
ployment, He Explains
Government a Failure if It
Cannot Insure Industrial
Peace, Senator Declares
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?After speak?
ing three days Senator Cimmins,
chairman of the Interstate Commerce
Committee, closed late to-day a de?
tailed explanation of his railroad bill,
designed to meet conditions with the
return of the roads to private owner?
ship and control.
Discussing the anti-strike provision
of the measure, as proposed by the
committee Senater Cummins declared
?'there had been an industrious effort
to misrepresent the bill." He denied
it Interfered in any way with railway
employees or officials who desired to
Cal'ing attention to the present coal
strike situation, Senator Cummins de?
clared "our government would be a
ai ure if it found no way to su-mount
obstacles of that kind and preserve
the continuity and regularity by which
our basic industr es can be carried on."
Declaring the bill provided ipeotic
ally for collective bargaining by rail?
road employees, Senator Cummins
charged the anti-st"ike provisions had ,
been subjected to "gross and mali?
"I am amazed at some of the lying
misrepresentation," he said. "The bi.l
does not interfere with any employee
or official (for it applies alike to both) '
who desires to leave his employment.
He can quit or one thousand can quit."
Senator Cummins said President Wil?
sons statement in his recent message
that "the right of individuals to strike
is inviolate, but there is a predomi?
nant right of the government to pro?
tect all o its people against a class of
peof.e," was a direct indorsement of
the anti-strike provision of the rail?
Senator Thomas, of Colorado, and
King, of Utah, Democrats, said they
believed Senator Cummins's interpre- j
tation of the President's message wa.s !
correct, but Senator Myers, Democrat, ?
of Montana, said he did not agree with ;
the President, as he was unable to un?
derstand how there could be a predom?
inant government right if the individ?
ual right of striking is "inviolate."
"Thi.- bill proposes to take away the :
"ight to strike at any time,'' sad Sen- !
alor Cummins. "I am bringing the
President to the support of the bi.l,
noping that it will affect the Senate
and*t?ie who e country. We are dealing
with a grave and impending- er.sis."
"Red" Russian Peace
Envoys Reach Dorpat
Moscow Soviets Would Deal
With Allies if Guaranteed
Free Hand at Home
DORPAT, Dec. 4.?The Bolshevik
peace delegation arrived here to-day
for a meeting with the delegates of
the Baltic states.
LONDON, Dec. 4.?An official wire
less communication received from Mos?
cow concerning the Seventh Congress
of Soviets, which is ubcrut to meet. I
"The counter-revolution of Genera's
Denikine, Kolchak and Yudenitch m.?st
be finished. We shall conclude a peace
with the Entente on the condition that
there shall be no interference in our
affairs. We arc ready to make con?
cessions, but we will not make a peace
which would undermine us."
A communication issued by General
Denikine, commander of the anti Rus?
sian forces in south Russia, claims
that Denikine has broken the "Red"
offensive in the region of Tsarytsin,
that his troops now are advancing and
that in the counter-offensive he has
captured 100 prisoners.
Allies Invite Hungary
To Sign Peace Treaty
BUDAPEST Dec. 6.--Major General
Har-y H Bandholtz. U. S. A., one of
the Allied Military Mission to Hungary,
presented to Premier. Hussar to-day an I
invitation from the Supreme Council j
of the peace conference to sen?! Hun- |
garian plenipotentiaries to Neui'.ly to!
conclude peace between the Allied na
tions and Hungary.
International Law Code
Ignoring War Proposed
Delegate? of 18 Nations in Brus?
sels at Session of Associations
for the League of Nations
BRUSSELS, Dec. 4 (By The Asso?
ciated Press).?The conference of the
Associations for the League of Na?
tions, which is being held here, with
eighteen countries represented, has ar?
rived at some important conclusions.
Instructions have been given the per?
manent commission to draft a code of
international law, which ( is to be
studied by a" the associations and
submitted to the governments of the .
states concerned. The code aims "to
t-lly to e im nato from its text the j
rig' t to go to war."
The conference has adopted a plan ,
for a permanent commission to pre?
pare a draft convention calling for
justice between nations and motions
and resolutions urging that the league
of nations be created immediately.
Solution of Nation's
Problem of Unrest
Every Important Enterprise?
Must Adopt Productive j
Management, Unbiased by ?
Privileges, Says Society j
Satisfied that If the conflict between j
capital and labor is permitted to con?
tinue an economic upheaval is in?
evitable, the fortieth annual conven?
tion of the American Society of Me?
chanical Engineers decided yesterday
to try to end chaotic industrial condi?
tions by offering a constructive pro?
This action was proposed in the
form of a set of resolutions. A speech
by Charles Ferguson, not a member of |
the organization, who was called in at j
the last moment, turned the sentiment ;
in favor of the resolutions after much
opposition had been voiced.
Mr.. Ferguson, who toured the capi?
tals of tho world as the representative
of President Wilson to study financial j
systems, declared observation had con- ;
vinced him that those now in con- I
trol of capital were the cause of pres?
ent social unrest becau ;e they have ?
no conception of. the new order of '
things. He said the solution is i
"credit-capitalism," which the r?solu- ;
tions adopted provide for. The r?solu- ;
"Every important enterprise must
adopt competent, productive manage- !
ment, unbiased by special privilege of i
capital or of labor, and disputes must
be submitted to authorities based upon i
"Credit-capital represents the pro- i
ductive abi.ity of the community and j
should be administered with the sole !
view to the economy of productive
power; that is, it should be granted
only to those who are able to render
va uable service.
'Political and financial control," he :
said, "is largely in the hands of men
A'lio have gained their knowledge out
of ancient boiks. In the chambers of
commerce, in the cabinets, in the
?ourts. in the caucuses are men of an
antiquated mentality, who are thinking
in terms of the old economy. They do I
lot understand the new economy?the
economy of power. They do not per?
ceive that productive power is the
ource of all o her kinds of power, that.
police power and the power of arms ;
aro on.y by-products ot the power of
"*'.t he heart of capitalism," Mr. Fergu- :
on continued, "is credit capital. It ;
is the spine and marrow of modern
finance. ?2redit capital djminates saved
capital in the modern world becavsc
hey who administer credit capital can
control the bulk of the =aved capital,"
At the morning session a paper was
read by Frederick P. Fish, chairman
f he National Industrial Conference
Board, who asserted that the produc?
tive power of the American workmen
's las than it was before the war. He
declared the same public sentiment
that was directed against predatory
big busine s twenty years ago should
now take a firm stand in opposition
" "the brutal exercise of power by :
U. S. Shipping Board to
Co-o-d'nate Its Labor Policy !
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?The United I
States Shipping Board announced to- !
day that in order to coordinate its la- i
bor policy and bring about a more con- i
sistent method of dealing with labor i
problems, all questions of labor pol- !
icy affecting the construction, repair, i
operation, loading and unloading of I
ships and marina equipment, will here- :
after be handled subject to the dirjc-i
tion of the board, through its Divi- ?'
sion of Industrial Relations. Darra^h
de Lancey, hereto "ore director of the
Marine and Dock Industrial Relations
Division, h::s been app .inted director
of the industrial relations division.
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well as smart models in camel's hair and polo
For 1918 Yield
Estimate of $6,000,000,000
for First Twelve Month?
of New Revenue Act Will
Be Exceeded, Says Report
Huge Increase in Cigarette
Manufacture Revealed by
Receipts of Department
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?Receipts of
the Internal Revenue Bureau for the j
fiscal year 1918, derived chiefly from !
taxes on incomes, excess pronta,
liquors, wines, tobaccos and drugs,,
amounted to $3,850.150.078.66, accord- !
ing to the annual report of that de- \
purtment made public to-dav.
The estimate of $6,000,000,000 as the i
yield from the first twelve months of!
operation under the new revenue ac<? '
approved last February, "unquestic <? ,
ab y will be exceeded," the re.ort say?. J
The bureau has col'ected n ore than j
$5,000,000 in delinquent taxes from j
persons attempting to leave the coun- j
try, the report says. Arrangements
had been made with the Depart.nent of '
State forcing every person applying!
for a passport to present proof of hav- !
ing complied with income tax requ.re- j
Production of distilled spirits from j
materias other than fruit decreased j
74,000,000 gallons from the preced.ng
year, reaching a level of 98,976,118 tax
The report calls attention to the
rapid growth in the cigarette in?
dustry, saying: "In 1910, for the first
time, the number of cigarettes manu- ;
factured was greater than the num- i
ber of cigars made, the production j
being approximately 8V? billion cigar-;
ettcs and 8 billion cigars. Since that '
time the number cf c:garettes has in- j
creased readily, while that of cigars !
has shown no material change. hi j
the last year tho number of cigarettes j
reached 46Va billions, while that of'
cigars was approximately 8 billions as 1
in 1D10." |
The traffic in narcotic drugs in thl3
country or any other cannot be ade- j
quately policed, the repcrt says, until ?
The Hague opium convention is mada !
effective by international agreement. ?
as proposed in the peace treaty.
Allies Preparing to Try
Ex-Kaiser, Says Hewart
LONDON', Dec. 4.?Sneaking at Pon
typridd, Wales, to-day, Sir Gordon
Hewart, Attorney General, said the
suggestion was not true tvat there
were any discussion or waverings with ;
reference to the trial of former Em?
peror William of Germany.
The law officers, Sir Gordon added,
were continuing most careful prepara- i
tion for it. Fifty thousand written
?taiements with reference to the mat- :
ter of prosecuting criminals for their !
acts during the course of tho war have ;
been exam ned, he said.
From this, the speaker said, the audi?
ence could appreciate the magnitude
of the task and not be deceived by sug?
gestions that the matter was not re- '
ceiving the closest attention.
The former Emperor does not be'.iow
he will be brought to trial by the Allies, i
or, if tried, that his future wi.l be af?
fected in any wry soys the Berlin
correspondent of "The Daily Mail." Va- i
rious friendly sources recently have
suggested that he surrender to the
Allies, offering to give the court all ;
information in his power the corre?
spondent says, but he appears too
lethargic to take any steps or even
concentrate his mind upon the prepa- i
ration of notes.
Next to sawing wood the erstwhile
monarch'b main interest seems to be
the various campaigns waged in Rus?
sia, which he folows with the aid of
large beflagged maps, and he eagerly
reads all the news from that countr?. :
New Rumanian Cabinet
To Favor Signing Treaty
BUCHAREST, Dec. 4.?Caida Voivodo,
president of the Chamber of Deputies,
has beofi charged with the form ition
;.: a new Rumanian ministry. He an?
nounced to-day, after consulting the
leaders of the different groups, that a
majority of the Chamber wa in favor
of signing the Austrian treaty.
expenses Over $44)0,000
?27,500 Contributed by Senator
Penro?e Toward Election of |
Moore as Mayor
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. ??More??.
?400.000 was expended in the **#?
Mayoralty campaign in this city *r
cording to the exnrr.se accounts 'fii-i
to-day. The Rep-blicon Citv Commit
tee expended $138,843, of which S -.7
Senator E. H. Vare and his broker
Congressman W. S. V*re, eontribitcJ
a total of ?.yj.OOO. The Vare can^i
date for M vor wa ; lefeated at the '
The Committee of One Hundr?d
which supported Conjrr -, n j
Hampton Moore, the successful Mayor?
alty candidate, expended $118*31$"
ch:efly at the prim .ry election ' To"
this fund united States Senator Boies
Penrose contributed $20,000. Set hm
Penrose, in addition, contribute I
$7,500 to the Republican Allia??
which also supported Moore and wtjcS
On Private Capital
Erzbergcr's Revenue Meas?
ures Provide Heavy In.
come Tax: Bankers Say It
Will Wreck Credit Abroad
BERLIN", Dec. 4 ?By The Associated
Press).- Mathias Erzberger, Minister
of Finance, to-day introduced three
revenue bills in the National As-s.-m
b,y provid.ng for national and local
taxes, income taxes and the national
emergency levy. Disposition of the
mer sures ?s expected before Christmas,
The income taxes are particularly
heavy. Exemption is granted for the
first thousand marks (nominally t.50;
of income. The tax is 10 per cent on
the second thousand and' 1 per cent
additional on eveiy thousand ?p to
15,000 marks. Incomes in excess of
?JOO.OOO marks are taxed '"0 ncr cent
The nnn who had a pre-war incc-ms
of 100,000 marks under ia< ,, c
law will be expected to turn over hal*"
?uac ?mount to me national Lreasjry.
Local taxe3 are likely to consume an
additional J0.00? marcs.
States Permitted to Levy
Under the national and local tax
measure federated states and local
communities are permitted to levy
taxes which dc- not interfere with na?
tional taxes and are not unconstito
The law a'so designates the extern
to wh.ch the individual sta.es am?t
share in nat ona; assesments and de?
fines the limitations to which they are
permitted to go in the enactment o?
their own tax aws.
In introducing the measures Ben
Erzbcrger warned the Deputies that
the n an who was still wrapped op in
pre-war individua' sm would no! rind
the tax asscFsmcnts to h s .iking.
"The s ?mo man, however," he added,
"also will b? unab ? ?'? ?
o;her solution to the prob'em wh;ck
will take into account '.he social de?
mands confronting - . ... , .
these ret'orms wo mus? realize we are
going into a new era."
Employer to Deduct Tax
There ?s yet no Indication of the ap
proximate price the German peop',
will have to pay in dire? I taxes 'or
the loss of the war, and indirect taxes
which are expect d to ? ' : i I 1,0
000 marks ($2,750,000,000) .. year ?will
add materially to the cost of li\
the next few years.
A unique provision of the income
tax la-.v obliges an employer or a rear.
with servants to'deduct the income tax
from the week'y wage Daid, rec ptinj
for the amount by pasting tax stnnps
on a tax car?i in The possession of LOS
employer, then redeem the stamps
when cancelled by offering them ;fi
payment of his own taxes.
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