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Miamanagement and Fail
ure to Acrount for
Money Alleged as Sixty
seven Members Resign
400 More May Quit
Governor Asked to Revoke
Designation of Week to
Aid Disabled Veterans
Because of alleged mismanagement
of the affairs of the organization and
failure of its present officers to show
the disposition of thousamls of dollars
collected for the relief of disabled aol
dlers, the National Disabled Soldiers'
League is facing a break-up.
A statement of resignation by aixty
seven members of the league resident
in this city, which was made public
last night by Julius S. Bcrg, of 887
Morris Avenue, formerly state trcas
urer of the league, deciares they are
no longer in sympathy with Georgc II.
Gillen. president of tho national or?
ganization, or his movement. Governor
Miller is asked to revoke his designa?
tion of "Disabled Soldiers' Week,"
which has been sot for May 29 to
The National Disabled Soldiers'
League was formed last August for the
purpose of raising a fund to assist ex
service men who had been disabled in
the war and had not rccoived propcr
compensation or treatment at the
hands of the governmont. Since that
time large sums have been procured,
largely as the result of speeches made
by Mr. Gillen before various conven
tions, at dinners and other functions.
The headquarters of the league is at
406 Lexington Avenue. A. T. Schmidt
400 Expected to Qnit
According to Berg, who. with Sidney
A. Marks. of 332 East Fourth Street,
formerly national vice-commander, is
largely responsible for the present dis
affection in thc league, there are fi.'O
members of the league in New York
City, of whom 100 are expected to quit
the organization by the end of this
week. Several petitions are in circula
tion domanding an investigation of the
Besides Berg and Marks, other sign
ers of the statement, copies of which
will be sent to-day to the League hoad
quarters, the American Legion, Vet?
erans of Foreign Vvars and to Governor
Miller, include Joseph Heatherington
and Miles Sweeney, both disabled ex
service men and co-organizers with
Gillen and Schmidt of the national or?
Bcrg deciares that in his resignation
as state treasurer his charges were
r.ever defended or answered by Gillen,
and he further says that Gillen was
never eleeted president toi thc League,
but temporary chairman pending the
calling of a convention, at which per
manent organization and permanent
officers were to be chosen. Gillen, he
says, has persistently refused to call
such a convention. Bcrg also says
Gillen opposed a Federal bonus at
Washington as the representative of
the City Post, when the post had voted
t<? the contrary on the question.
Prominent Names Withdrawn
It was learned yesterday that the
names of Herbert Hoover, Thomas L.
Chadbourne, Rabbi Stephen S. Wiso
and other prominent men who accepted
places on the advisory committee of
the League no longer appear on the
League's stationery. Berg says this is
'?vidence that they have severed their
connection with the League.
Berg estimates that the total mem
bfrship of the League does not exceed
?>,900. The statement of resignation
asks that "the people of the country
ret'use to donate money to the National
Disabled Soldiers' League, as we have
reason to believe that very little of the
tunda so collected truly reach the dis?
abled men in any form of relief." The
suggestion is also made that in place of
"Disabled Soldiers' Week'* the Gov?
ernor call a "Remembrance Week," to
be carried out under the direction of
the Legion and the V. F. W.
Hughes Gives British
Amory Oil Case Facts
Concession Was Granted by
Temporary Costa Rican Re
gime, Never Recognized
From The Tribune'a Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, April 19.?The Brit?
ish government has been fully in
formed of the American view with ref
erence to the so-called Amorv oil con?
cessions in. Costa Rica in a momoran
d"m,f?m SecretaO' of State Hughes
which has been placed before thc Brit?
ish Oil Commission, it was officiallv
discloaed to-day. ""'
The memorandum, which iroes fnlltr
into the situation brought \bou by
the repudiation of the oil concessions
was prompted by an interpolat ionearlv
tn March in the British House of Com
mons, in which the intimation was
conveyed that this government acTed
Xt'SK*? *??TiriS the \nnul
ment of the concessions. The com
munication. it was explained, did not
carry a protest, and was merely "n.
formativo in character.
The speech of the British official
?eferred to ,n the American memoran?
dum covered the idea that the Amer
his authority m steps he took for the
concelat.on of the Amory concessions.
Ii. the memorandum, Secretary Huehea
points out that the Tinoco government!
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American or Britiah govcrnmcnta, and
that it paaaod out of exiatenco Sep
tember 2, 1919. Non-recognition of
the Tinoco regime oarried with it non
recognition of the grants made by that
government and tho cancellation of the
conceaalona by the new Costa Jtlcan
government, which suceeded tho
Tinoco regime, followed as a natural
The Amory company was an Ameri?
can corpox-ation, although it aubae
quently developod that Britiah aub
jects owned much of ita stock.
Qianges in Pastorates
New Clergytmm Asaigned for
Brooklyn, Queens and
The New York East Conference of
the Metbodist Episcopal Clrorch, in ses
sion since last Wednesday at the Han
aon Place Metbodist Episcopal Church,
Brooklyn, yeaterday'announcod varioua
changea of appointments of paators in
The changes, announced by Bishop
Luthe? B. Wilaon, follow:
Brooklyn?Andrews, Rev, W. A.
Richard; Embury, Rev. C. C. Coilo;
Penimore Street. Rev. E. J. Marvin;
Fourth Avenue, Rev. II. V. Ross.
Queena?Bayside, Rev. P. B. Stock
dales Jamaica, Rev. P. E. Shoemaker;
Long Island City (Van Alts Avenue),
Kev. A. M. Davidson.
Long Island.Bayville and Locuat
Valley. Rev. H. K. Robinson; Central
Islip, Rev. A. W. Ilolter; Commack and
East Newport, Rev. C. A. Kwesal; Port
Jefferson, Rev. II. B. Senert; Letauket,
Rev. C. E. Williams; Southold, Rev. J.
T. Langlois: Bayport and Bluepoint,
Rev, J. W. Griffith; Easthampton, Rev.
A. J. Mitcbell; East Quogue. Rev. N'. M.
Twiddy; Sayville, Rev. W. E. Scolield.
New Alien Bill
To Be Rushed
(Contlnued from p?o? onr.
Labor are to act jointly to make cer
tain arrangementa for carrying out the
act and determination of the number
of arrivals from newly created Euro
"The censua of 1910 is used as a base
for determining the percentagea which
may be admitted from various coun?
tries, for the principal reason that so
many change., in the geographical
boundaries of countries in Europe
have been made as a result of the
World War that it is not thought that
the census of 1920 will carry aufficient
information to provide figures for a
base," says the committee's report.
How infiux Is Limited
The 3 per cent immigration based on
the 1910 census will permit in one
year the following immigration from
tho> various countries of Europe:
Northweatern Europe: Belgium,
1,482; Denmark, 5,449; France, 3,623;
Germany, 75.040; Xetherlands, 3.624;
Norway, 12,116; Sweden, 19,956; Swit
zerland, 3,745; United Kingdom, 77,206.
Total Northweatern Europe, 202,212.
Outside Noi'thweatern Europe: Aus
tria, 50,117; Bulgaria, 345; Serbia, 139;
Montenegro, 161; Greece, 3,038; Italy,
40.294; Portugal, 1,781; Rumania,
1,978; Spain, 663; Russia, 51,974; Tur
key in Europe, 967.; Turkey, 1,792.
Total outside Northweatern Europe,
Grand total, 355.461.
Should the bill become a law prior
to the date contemplated, May 10, addi
tional immigration to the amount of
one?ixth of the figurea given will b?
Unemployment a Factor
"The committee believea that the
cauaea which called for the paaaage of
i the bill to limit immigration in the
66th Congreas still exist, and call for
the immediate passage of an act to re
strict immigration," continues the re?
port. "These causes may be stated
briefly as follows:
"1. Conditions in Europe which
cauae a considerabie portion of the
population of many nationa to aeek
domicile in the United States.
"2. Large unemployment in the
United States, making it impracticable
for the United States to accept a heavy
"3. Lack of houaing facilities in the
"4. The preaence ln the United
Hughes Calls Upon Congress
To Oioke Off Flood of Aliens
Kmigrants From Balkans, Armenia and Ruswia
Largely Undesirables, He Asserts; Most
of Them Should Be Shut Out
WASHINGTON, April ^.^Rigid ro
striction of Immigration waa recom
mended to-day by Socrotary Hughea in
offlcial documenta tranamittcd to Con-.
greaa. They were interpreted by
Ilouse and Senato leadera aa rcflecting
incrcaaed necd for tho iramediate
paasago of the immigration bill.
"Our .restriction on immigratioin
ahould bo so rigid," Mr. llughea'a re?
port said, "that it would bo impoaaiblo
for moat of theso peoplo to enter tho
the United States." Partlcular refer
eace waa made to undesirable clasBes
from Bnlkan e.itiea, Armenia, Ruaaia
The report aaid 606,292 paasport
vi^es were granted by American con
buIb in Europe for 1920, reflecting a
stinmlated deairo in most European
countriea to emigrato to America be
foro anti-immigration lawa were
passed, The principal reatraining in
tluence was aaid to bo lack of funda
due to depreciated curroncy valuca.
Rumanin Encourages llegira
"The director generol of police of
Rumania," the report adds, "has issued
an order excusing all.Jews from mili
tary service and permitting their dia
cbarge from the armv if they desiro to
e.migrate to America."
In Rumania 1,500 personn were await
ing examination for permission to
come to the United States, it waa said,
while "tremendoua preasure" for pas
aage was reported by officials in Pol
and, where 36,000 awaited third class
Letts and Lithuanians leaving the
Balkan atat.es, Mr. Hughea said, were
largely people from the sluma, the vaat
majority of thc... "Jewa of an undoair
In the Ruasian Caucaaua "it may be
Statea of ten million or more unnatu
"The danger of aproading contagious
and loathaome discasea through the
arrival at the port of New York and
elsewhere of more aliena than can be
properly examined and cared for at
Ellis Island and other immigration sta
"Inadvisability of admitting aliena
of the nationalities of the world, speak
ing their various languagea, faster than
they can be aaaimilated.
"Any measure which checks the flow
of immigration generally must ncces
accopted as nearly litorally true," Mr.
IlagrtcB aaid, "that every Armonian
family which has etiough money to get
away or ia not impregnated with Bol
ahevism will ultimately endeavor to
emigrato to America, Ruaaiana nnd
Georgiana aro likely moro and moro to
omigrate to tho same havon.
Bnlk of Emigranta Undcalrable
"The great bulk of emigranta to tho
United Statea from thia diBtrict aro
highly undeairablo aa material for
future American citizena."
In making his recommendationa Mr.
Hughea aaid: "Our roatriction on im?
migration ahould be so rigid that it
would be impoBBible for moat of theso
people to enter the United Statea.
Keference ia eapecially made to Ar
menians, Jcwa, Peraiana and Ruaaiana,
all of which have been so drivon hither
and thither since 1914 that they can
not be regarded as desirable popula
tions for any country."
, The report aaid that 5.000 Armenians
and 20.000 Syriana were awaiting pas
aage from Bagdad and that deapite
ditficultics of emigration from Ger?
many, the number deairing to como
from that country had doublcd in the
last year, compared with any Bimilar
pciiod since the war ended.
Fxcoption to certain atatemcnta in
tiie report of Secretary Hughea to
Congress was taken to-night by Repre
sontative Siegel, Republican, of New
York, in a statcment. Mr. Siegel, Rep
reaentativea Maloncy, Republican, of
Mnaaachuaetta, and Sabath, Democrat,
of lllinois, also tiled a minority report
opposing restrictivo legislation at thia
time nnd asserting that "tho wiseat
pohcy for Congrosa to follow ia to de
liberate firat and to legislate after
aarily reault in the admiaaion of fewer
mentally and phyalcally undeairable
At Ellia Island for eight montha great
numbers of immigrants have been ar
nving with less than $5 each and with?
out tickots to destinationa, thc report i
The report potnta out that there are I
reasons other than cconomic onea for i
"To allow any great portion of the
discontented milhona of Europe to
come here.is not likely to aid in the1
reconstruction of Europe," it saya '?
"Their rcsponsibilities are not here i
Discontent there moved here en masae j
will add to discontent here."
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Amendment Offered to Pay
Two Caribbean Islands
Shall Be Ceded to U. S.
Reetl Raises New Issue!
Contends Adoption of the
Treaty Will Open Canal
to War Yessels of Japan
From The THbune's Waahington Bureau
WASHINGTON, April 19.?With the
Senate under agreement to votc to
morrow on tho |25,000,000 treaty with
Colombia, Avlministration leadcrs to
night froely predicted it would be
driven through with a numhor of votes
to spare. On the other hand, opponents
of the treaty doclarcd they were gain
ing votes and that protcsts were com
Ing in from tho country against it.
More than a score of Senators, it is
deomed certain, will cast thoir votes
against the treaty. Six or eight are
wavcring. The Republicans who will
voto against it include Senators Borah,
Cummins, Lenroot, Kcnyon, Norria, La
Follctte, Capper, Poindexter, Kellogg,
Johnson, Townsond, McNary, Norbeck
and Wadsworth. Senator Nelson nlso
may opposc it. Deraocrats who are
known to be against it include Sena?
tors Reed, of Missouri; Shields, of
Tennessee; Watson, of Georgia; Sim
mons, of North Carolina, and possibly
Dial, of South Carolina.
Seeks Two More Islands
Senator Ransdell, of Louisiana, to
day moved to amend the treaty to pay
$30,000,000 to Colombia, instead of
$25,000,000 as provided. Ho also pro
poscd amendments providing that Co
lombia ccde the islands of Providonca
and St. Androws, in tho Caribbean Sea,
to the United States; that Colombia
agreo that no eanal should be eon
structed through Colombian terrltory
without the asnent of the United
States; that the United States lend
$25,000,000 to Colombia to build rail?
roads and other means of communica
tiovi, and that an alliance be concluded
between Colombia and thc United
States for the protection of the Pan
To-day's debate was featured by an
attack on the treaty by Senator Reed.
Hc based his opposition in the main ^n
the treaty itself. He made the asser
'tion that under the most favored nation
clauses in the treaties this nation has
with Great Britain, Japan and other
countries, those countrles can lay claim
to the same righta in the canal which
aro given in the pondlng treaty to
Colombia. He pointed out that under
tho.pending treaty Colombia has the
right at all times to uso the canal
free, to scnd ships of war, troopg and
the products of her soil and industry
Opens Canal to Japan
Under tho favored nations clause in
the Japanese treaty, Japan also could
send her ships of war and her troops
through the canal at all times, declared
"Givo free tolls and the right to
send ships of war through the canal at
n!I times to Colombia and you give them
to Japan," said Senator Reed. "Give
such rights to Colombia and you give
them to every nation with -which you
have a treaty containing favored na?
tion provisions. And the claim for
those righta undoubtedly will be made
u we ratify this treaty."
Although he declared this nation
owed Colombia "absolutely nothing"
Senator McCumber, of North Dakota,
said he would vote for tho treaty.
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bers of the Foreign Relations Com?
mittee, who in 1917 voted against thc
treaty and called it "blackmail." He
made it plain that one of the reasons
wny hc would support the treaty waa
because of the representations that it
would open up large possibilities for
American capital and especially large
Senator Shortridge, of California,
Republican; Senator Ransdell, of
Louisiana, Democrat, and Senator Wol
cott, of Dclaware, Domocrat, supported
the treaty. Senator Lenroot spoke a
second time against it.
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