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- -L MANNING, S. C., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1921
"GOVRNOR WiLl ASK FOR
RETURN Of T. U. VAUGHN
To Issue Requisition Papers Early To
day Requesting Custody of
SUICIDE IS ATTEMPTED
Confined in Straightjacket in Padded
Cell at Tampa-Woman Re
leased on Parole
Columbia, April 5.-James A. De
rieux, secretary to Governor Cooper,
anounced tonight that the Governor
would issue requisition papers on the
Governor of Florida early tomorrow
'for the return to South Carolina of
9 T. E. Earl, who was arrested in
4 Tampa, Fla., Monday afternoon and
believed to be Thurston U. Vaughn,
, who escaped from the State Hospital
for the Insane here two years ago.
Dr. C. Fred Williams, superinten
dent of the State Hospital for the In
sane, is confident that Earl and Vau
ghn are the same man. Sunday Dr.
* Williams was informed by a former
Columbian who was in Tampa that he
had seen the mai he believed to be
Vaughn. Later (levelopments led to
the arrest of the man, and a woman
who was a former nurse at the State
Hospital it is stated.
The Governor will dispatch the
proper official of the law to Florida
to bring Vaughn back to Columbia,
if the requisition papers are honored.
Vaughn escaped in 1919 while an
inmate in the State Hospital for the
Insane. le had been convicted of a
charge of assaulting young girls who
were inmates of the Odd Fellows' Or
phanage in Greenville. He was sen
tenced to (lie in the chair, but was ad
judged insane. After being in the
asylum for several years the Grand
Lodge of Odd Fellows asked that his
mental status be again investigated
and it was while this was being con
sidered that Vaughn made his escape.
Tampa, Fla., April 5.-Mrs. T. U.
Vaughn, formerly a nurse in the State
Insane Asylum at Columbia, S. C. who
was arrested here yesterday with her
husband T. U. Vaughn an escape from
that institution was paroled in custody
of friends by the local police today,
pending arrival of officers from Co
Vaughn and his wife have been liv
ing at Port Tampa City, nine miljs
from here, for several months as "Mr.
and Mrs. T. A. Earl" and Vaughn had
secured the position of assistant prin
cipal in the public school there.
Mrs. Vaughn, the police state, inti
mated today that her husband's name
is Vaughn and that he is the man
who escaped from the South Carolina
institution, to which he was committed
as insane after he had been condemned
to (lie in the electric chair after con
viction on the charge of assaulting
four young girls at the Odd Fellows'
Orphanage near Greenville, S. C.
Vaughn is in the county jail here,
confined in a straightjacket in a padd
ed cell. le made three attempts to
take his life after being arrested yes
terday, but aside from a slight gash
in his throat which he inflicted with a
penknife he sustained no injury.
Greenville, April 5.-Under an or
der signed by Judge J. F. Peurifoy
here in September, 1919, it is expected
that T. U. Vaughn, said to have been
arrested in Tampa, FIL., will be
brought to Greenville shortly 1'fter he
is returned to this State for an ex-.
amination as to his 3anity, it was said
by Solicitor David W. Smoak today.
Vaughn escaped from the State los
pital for the Insane before the order
It .was pointed out today by .J. R.
Martin, former solicitor, at whose in
stance the order was issued, that
Vaughn has never been adljudlged in
sane, but was committedl to the insane
asylum with the consent of a former
solicitor some years after his con
viction for attacking several girls at
the Orphanage in 1912. 'rhe movement
to have him sent here for examination
as to his sanity was started by the*
0(dd Fellow's State organization,
which owns the Orphanage near
Greenville, at wvhich Vaughn is al
legedl to have committedl the attack.
At his trial here Vaughn wanived
his Plea of not guilty and entered a
plea of guilty, throwing himself on
the mercy of the court, and on the
standl made a full statement. The jury
returnedl a verdict of "guilty," includ
ing no recomimendlation.
E. ID. IJIGHAM TO COIEMBlIA
Columbia, A pril 5.-Edmund D).
Bigham, of Pampl ico, Florence coun
ty, who was recently tried and con
victed of miurdler in the first dlegree
in the Court of General Sessions of
Florence county was today lodged in
the State penitentiary pendling the
hearing by the Supreme Court of his
catse. Bigham was chargedl with the
murdler of live members of his family,
imcludling his mother, brother, sister
andl two of the latter's adoptedl chil
(ren. Bigham wvas tried directly on
the count alleging murder of his
brother, Smiley Bigham. lie was con
vlctedl andl sentencedl to die in the elec
tric chair on April 8, but this sentence
is stayedl pending the hearing by the
It was statedl that so many visitors
wished to see Bigham in the Florence
county jail that it became an annoy
ance and he was therefore brought
here after the Florence sheriff had
conferred with Governor Cooper.
Monday was salesday. The Bank
of Clarendon building andl fixtures
was. sold and bought in by Mr. J. A.
Weinberg. The Strange house was
bought in by Mr. R w. LouAe.
SOUTHERN BANKERS AND
TO AID COTTON TRADE
Genuine Progress Is Made, SayE
Managing Director of War
Washington, April 4.-Formation
of a program designed to aid the cot
ton interests in reviving export tradc
was begun at a conferere here to
(lay between representative bankert
from twelve Southern States and See
retaries Hoover and Mellon as well as
Governor Harding of the Federal Res
serve Board and directors of the War
Although no formal actioi was tak
en today propositions for government
aid in financing cotton exports were
suggested and tentatively indorsed,
The program, initiated at this time
specifically for giving relief to the
cotton growers, it is expected, will
eventually be broadened to apply to
the other farm products.
A committee wias named by the con
ference to pursue further studies of
plans to create local or sectional bank
ing syndicates which would serve ats
agencies to combine the financial
strength of interest in the cotton crop.
Around these, it war-proposed, would
be erected .machinery for the exten
sion of credit to stricken European
States where long term credit is nec
essary and where there is no niarket
unless the exporters is willing awail
conversion of the raw product into
The discussion was franic and Gov
ernor Harding took occasion to assert
that the cotton growers lacked con
fidence and that any relief that could
come must have its origin -among
those interested and not in the gov
After the afternoon session, Manag
ing Director Meyer of the Vinance
Coropration, under whose auspices the
conference was held, declared 'genuine
progress' had been made in the di
rection of a plan which ultimately
would restore life to the cotton busi
ness. He warned however, that the
situation could not be remedied over
night and that only through combined
action of those interested in connec
tion with such financial help as the
government would give in the shape
of loans would better conditions pre
vail in the cotton belt.
While the conference today did not
go into details of the program, it
is underunod in general to be the
Purpose to use the collective resources
of banks in sections wlhere cotton is
tied up. The banks aidiig in the fi
nancing of the exports, it was pointed
out, could, with their own paper, ob
tain further funds from the War Fi
nance Corporation so that their ac
tivities would not be curtailed by
lack of money.
O-gaunization of export corporations
under the Webb- Pomerene and Edge
acts also wats uIged upon the bankers.
Secretary Hoover especially indicated
that, in his belief, the cotton inter
ests should, under those two acts and
with the assistance of the War Fin
ance Corporation, be able to establish
a successful export trade.
Secretary Mellon suggested ware
house depositing of cotton and some
other non-perishable products, on
which loans might he obtained from
the government, as a means of ena
bling the producers to continue opera
tions. He said the copper producers
had resorted to that plan when they
were confronted with no market for
their mine output. Money borrowed on
tile warehouse receipts was being used
he explained, to keep the mines riun
ming in the hope that eventually a
iarket would be available for the
Several bankers urged a re(luction
in cotton acreage until the world con
suilption catches up with production.
This brought from Governor II arding
the assertion that there was no actual
over-production, but a dlecrease in tile
buying powver of thle Europeani Start<
mito whiichl Amnericanx coimmodities fox'
nmerly went. T1he job of the cotton ex
prorter- axnd his finanlcial blacker, Mr-.
Ilardixng add~edl, was to recreate thle
buyinlg power- by supplyint; Some
(ciedlit on souxnd ecoxnomlic lines.
The situation in Eturo, ', as viewed
b~y the reset-ye boaird, he added nleedled
staib~lzatioli, and hle adldedl that oxie
way to aid mi tis stabilization was bry
assisting those countries ini m~anu fac
A commirittee wvas aplpoinited to study
the locali situaitioxn, and1( includes:
Robert 1". Maddox, Atlanta,. chai
m~an ; D). M. A rmstr-ong, Menmphis ;,Na
than Adrams, D~allas; Chrxles Clai
b~ornle, New Oxrleans, and Richard I.
Manning, Columbia, S. C.
WVOUL[D DECLARE WAR
New Or-leains, Apiril 5.--Declarinig it
was "tulme to declare wvar ox these'
pin-heaid goverjnent agents whlo
ptece' togetner a few scratt-ieed bits
andr~ triy to make criminals out of us"
John II. -Kirby of Houston, Texas,
for-mer- pr1esident of the Southern P~ine
assoc-iation, in an add~ress dleliveredl
late today at tile opening session of
the Southern Pixie associationi's an..
ual convention called upron thlose
present to adlope a motion that J. Ii.
Luctas, goener-al counsel for the asso
ciution, be ixstructed to expedite to
the utmost "tile trial of o flicers andi
dlirtetors of thre association chai-ged
with violating the Shernman anti-ftrust
Mr. Kir-by's address unxexpeetedlly
delhveredi, followed speeches by Mr-.
Lucas anxd A. L. Clai-k of D~allas p~res
ident of tile associaution in whicfi thecy
r-eviewecd the gover-nment's sum
madr-ies iregar-ding the activities of the
Souther-n Pine association, scored
government interference and pro
elaimed innocence of wroxng doixng by
LOCAL HAPPENINGS Of
IWENIY YEARS AGO
April 10th, 1901
Miss Bessie Barroi of York, is in
IMaining on a visit to -elatives.
Mrs. Beulah Dinkins of Rome, Ga.,
is visiting relatives in Manning.
Mrs. J. 1'. Stukes has returned homew
from an extended visit to her parents
Messrs. Frank Barron of Wysacky,
and Sam Barron of Greenwood, camne
home for the Easter holiday.
Miss Mayme Harvin, who has been
on a visit to her sister in Orangeburg,
has returned home, accompanied by
her sister, Mrs. D. D. Salley.
Dr. Clarendon W. Barron, of New
Brookland, accompanied by his sister,
Miss Lucie Barron of Columbia, spent
Easter Sunday in Manning.
The Manning Street Railway has
received its passenger car, but will
have it overhauled before putting it
in operation. The car is one of the
iscarded horse cars from Charles
ton, and had been in Summerton, for
some time where it was sent through
the influence of Major R. R. Briggs
for the purpose of carrying passeng
ei-s to and from Silver to church ser
vices and became known as the
'Dr. Plumer Clark, who graduated
at the South Carolina Medical Col
lege in Charleston recently with dis
tiction, has accepted a position as
pharmacist at the R. B. Loryen drug
H1OL LA DA Y-lIlI'l"'ON
On Thursday afternoon, March 31,
1921, at half-past three o'clock the
home of Mr. and Mirs. J. P. lolladay,
of this community, was the scene of
a quiet, but pretty wedding, when
their eldest daughter, Miss Susan
Emma, became the bride of Mr. S.
P. Britton of Salters, S. C.
Only the relatives and a few friends
of the contracting parties were pres
The bride was becomingly attired in
a traveling suit of mid-night blue
Shortly after the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Britton Britton left by automo
bile for their home at Salters. They
have the wishes of many friends for
a long and happy life.
U1. S. WILL, MAKE SEPARATE
PEACE WITl GElRMANY
Washington, April '.--The I lai-ding
administration intends to terminate
the war between the United States
ans Germany by Congressional resolu
tion, M. Viviani, the French eivoy ex
traordinary to this country, is under
stoor to have been infornied tonight
at a dinner at the home of Senator
McCormick of Illinois.
The former premier was also in
formed, it was said, by Senators pres
ent, that the program of the adminis
tration did not contemplate entrance
of the United States into the league
The French envoy, who was accom
panied by A mbassador Jusserand, was
said to have been informed that sen
timent of Republican leaders was vir
tually unanimmous for adoption of the
Knox separate peace resolution, sub
ject only to possible amendment from
its original form, early in the special
session of Congress. M. Viviani was
described as appearing "reconciled' to
Those at the dinner said that M.
Viviami had been told frankly that it
wasii useless to d iscuss the possibility
of American membership in League
of Nations. Most of the Republican
nmemb~ers of the Senate foreign rela
tions committee and Col. G;eorge Hiar
voy, of New York, prospec'tive am
bassadlor at the Couirt of St. JIames
were among those present.
.At the same time the Senators madle
it clear' that .the United States would
take no action which could be in
any way c'onsider'edl as "'helpf'ul"' to
Germnany, especially in the ma ttei' of
r'eparations anmd fulfilling other ob
b gations involved in the peace settle
In discussing the prop~osed separate
peace reso)lution, the Senators, it is
undlerstood, asser'tedl their intention to
imtiodluce it imnmedliately upon the coni
veining of Congress and ui'ge its
pr'omipt addoptioni. I loweveri they add
ed, that if President Hardfing should
reqiuest de(lay in the matter' of a vote,
this undoubtedly wvould be arranged.
CRIJ SlIERS (CONFEit
Washington, A ril 5.-A t the ('oin
elusion of a. conference todlay between
repriesen tatives of Southbern cot ton
seed crushei's and Secretary IHoover
the latter said the problem pre'sented
biy the crushers was mainly one of
Unide'r presenit c'onditions, Mr. lHoov
eri dec'lared the (rushers ('an move
their product to Bost on b~y way of
England, cheaper than tikey can ship
chriect b~y 'a il and he indIicatedl that
the government wvill give considera
tion to some method for afford(ing re
hief fronm existing rates. Tihe con
ference he said was one of the so
i'ies being held wvith the 'otion men
mi cooepr'ation with the war' finance
Mrs. George W. Williams spent Pal
mafesta~ week in Columbia with Mr's.
R. E. Harlee.
The association held a meetint
Wednesday afternoon to elect officern
for the coming year, fifteen present.
Mrs. W. C. Davis was elected pres
ilent, Mrs. A. C. Bradham, vice presi.
dent, Mrs. A. T. Helms, secretary an<
After the election of officers it wa
carried that Mrs. Davis could nol
serve as president, so Mrs. W. P. Legyp
will continue in office.
Mrs. A. T. Helms was appointe(
the delegate to represent the associa.
tion at State Federation at Camden
accompanied by the president, Mrs
W. P. Legg.
Hope the members of the associa.
tion will take a more active interesi
im the Library this year, and makt
it the very best year of its history
Not often is our little library brough
before the public, and we sometime,
wonder if the people of Manning i).
preciate their privilege of owning
such a beautiful building and theii
opportunity of using the books foi
the small sum of one dollar a year
That entitles them to two books :
week, one hundred and four book,
a year, less than one cent to read .
good book. Out of a membership o
more than one hundred, about thirty
pay their dues.
We try to hold a business meeting
the last Wedi'esday in each mont'
:nd I roully believe if the members
would attend these meetings they
would become so enthused, and inter
ested in the work, that the Library
would be one of the most attractiv
places in our town.
We have nice fixtures for w'ter ii
the house and yard, but no water, as
we have not the means to pay for it
and city does not furnish it. Though
it would take a very small amount foi
us:e in the house, and it is impossiblk
to grow flowers on' the grounlds
without water. We have nice electric
lights and I am proud to say that
Mr. Lucious Harvin is public spirited
enough to f.urnish electricity, free of
cost to the Library.
We also have a board of trustees
Mr. Charlton DuRant, Mr. A. C
Bradham, and Mrs. C. R. Sprott.
Last summer the house was leak
ing, damaging the walls, the Ilome
Bank aid Trust Company loaned tl
money to repair roof, the association
giving a note which was paid in Feb.
. Since I have been Librarian, many
stranigers visting ithe townl nave gomi
through the library and so often I
have heard said, "few smdl town
have such a beautiful building, Mann
ing should certainly be proud of it.'
Hoping that the new officers will
take hold of' their work with the de
terniination to do their best, that the
association will help them in every
way possible, that the trustees may
come forward, realizing their respon
sibility, and advise and direct, and
help in anyway that is in their power
working with the new officers t
carry out the object of this associa
tion, that is, "the establishment and
maintenance of a permanent library
im the town of Manning. 'lhe new
oficers will take charge at once, and
as soon as a Librarian is appointed,
the library will open as usual every
Wedneslay and Saturday afternoon
from five to six o'clock.
Mr's. Fur'man Blradham,
GENERAl. WOO) lAUDS L.EGION
G reenvill', A pril 5.-"he A nierican
Legion stands for the best American
isi and should have the support of
all good A mericans,'" declared Majoi
(en. Leonard Wood in a imessage re
ceived at State headquarters of th<.
legion here today. The legion has
just launchedt a membershilp di'ive in
this dlisti'ict and the message fromr
Geni. Wood is encouraging to those
working for' the benefit of the veter
Many ex-service men in all part3 ol
South. Carol ina ar'e joining thme legion
at this tinme, according to re'ports
from State headquarters5 G. lleyward.
Mahon, Jrm., coammandler of the D~e
pamrtment of' South Carmolina, and R. II,
Watkmns, adljutant, are pushing the
diive foi' members art ei(x pected te
see a big in cr'ease in thew legion. Posts
ofheicas of the State have pledged
their support in the campaign and it
is expectedl here that south Car molina,
will soon rank high as a legion State.
Ge'n. Wood's message follows:
"Th'le A mericani Legion st and~s for
the best Amerieanism andt should hmave
the suipp)ort of all good A mericans. It
emboydies and repriesents the sir it of
sei'vice andI universal obligation for
sei'vice ini wari as well ats in pe'ace.,
All honor to it."
WOULD C'UT SA LA RIES
Macon, Ga., Apruil 5.--Reeivers for
the Gainsv ileI M idlanrd railroad, a
short line, atppea led to JIudge D).
Evans late today to tut salaries of
its 200 employees by apprl~oximately
27 per cent.
TIhe case was only parmtly hearid
here tonight the receiver's testimony
being taken, also the testimony of one
tail road employee, the latter in op..
Position to the proposal. TIhe r'ail
rondl i 72 miles long and it- is claimed
it is losing money.
Attorneys foir the employees de
elared that the ciase' should lhe sent to
r'ailrmoad laboi' hoarid in Chicago, JTudge
Evans saidl he woul comlelte the
hearing oif the case at Savannah on
Tfhursday of next week.
Miss Birighan of A tlanta who is to
coach the play whic'h the Aamerica n
Legion will hut on, arrived this morn..
.KEY TO SITUATION
Washington Officials Reoprt, on Stir
vey and Give Wholesome Advice.
Washington, April 3.-Cotton p
growers can me'et the present price
situattionl by "carefully considering''
operating cxpenses ain reducing them
whenever there is a likelihood of ob
taining a low vield per acre, the de- '
partment of agriculture said in a
report today or the results of a sur
vey of basic requirements and cost
of producing cotton.
By applying last year's man and
mule rates for labor and pay then
paI for seed and fertilizer to the i
basic, requirements in an investiga- S
tion in Mitchell county, Georgia, the ti
average operating expense of cotton i
)roduction was fixed at approximate- t
ly 33 cents a pound there. t
Man and mule rates for labor in t
this investigation and seed and ferti- i1
lizer costs, the department says, a
constituted 84 per cent. of the total
Operating expense, exclusive of land h
rent. Other expenses amounting to t
16 per cent. of the total included such t
items as ginning, manure, equipment, t
taxes, insurance and overhead. Man 4
labor wias charged at the rate of :0 1
cents an hour, mule labor 30 cents a
an hour, seed $81 a tonII and fertilizer t
at $46 a ton. From the total cost i
of $56.16 an acre, a seed cre(it of it
$8.90 was deducted, making a total t
net cost of $52.26. t
Asserting that the rates for labor d
and seed did not start to decline n1
until after the 1920 crop had been e
produced, the report adds:
"With cotto around 12 to 15 cents r
per pound the returns not only allow
ed no interest on capital, but failed S
to pay operating expenses at going g
rates for labor and prevailing prices b
for agriculture. With cotton at 15 U
cents per pound it would require 1 1)
yield of approximately 450 pounds P
of liit to cover operating expenses. s
.'The application of the basic re- I
quiremients of production in] estimat- h
mg the costs should be of vital inter- b
est to growers at this time," the re- u
plort adds. "The history of the year a
1920 will .not be forgotten immediate- ti
ly and will b(. safe to say that the
lessons of this period will bear some w
f ruit-" ti
PERSIING TO GET C'
SPLENDID POST n
Washington, April 5.-Secretary I
Weeks' recent statement that he a
would announce shortly a detail of a
d luty for General Pershing "coamen- s
surate with his rank," has cause:I "
considerable interest and specula- '
tion in the war department. Several A
possible assignment for General a
Pershing, whose rank as general of j tI
.the army places him above any rou- g
tine, detail, have been discussed by
officials it was said today. b
It has been rumored that the gen- O
era would retire to accept. diplo- 1
matic post pnrobably that of A mbas
sador to Japan to' succeed Roland '
Aorris, whose resignation Presi ;en'1.
Hardig recently accepted. It. is tl.
(.erstood that this would be the most
acceptable diplomatic post General
P( ishing could he offered. A nothe, h
diplomatic pos; mentioned for himi I'
Paris, but it is believed that if given t
his choice he would prefer Tokyo at l
this time. d
On the other hand large numbers "
of arimy oflicers bel ieve that Gen- s
eral Pershing will either be made b
chief of staT to succeed Maior (Gen.
Peytoni C. Mirch or th tt Secretary
Weeks vill seek from congress legis- I
I I tion placing the entire army oi a
field basis with him as ge' l o
the armily at the head of the organ- b
124ttionl. In the e-vent that ,11ch a "
course is followed, it was pointed oun V
the geneial will havw a chief of stall"
A not her a.ssign t freeitly P
mentiiedl in conne'ction with Gen
eral P'ersh ing is that of governor gen
cmrl of the Philippines, but it is be
hieved that such a dletailI woul not
be accep table1 to Ihi m. A tour of tw
world under the crEeentials of a
('nvor e'xtriaordinary~ simlrto
tours mnole bvh oer alilied, h-l---r b
after' the war, also has been mn
Newv Orieanus, A pri I >.--Jouri min in
threce farmers ani a met(rchantI, were'
airr('stedl late toiy by the sherifT oif
,JefTerson piarish in (ionne-tioin with Itt
the theft of' 12 dinums of' d(nat ureid "
alcohe! from a moving Texas anid Pa
cific freight tra in this morn inig. Tlhe
alcohol was found hiihlen in some.
bushes this a fternoion. Thel f'our imten
chtargedl with the theft. tonight were Ii
ttuned over to the federal anuthori
ties by the sheriff' and arme Ib'inug held r
in the .Jetfferson piris;on. Tlhey 'in'
Anathony, Guy anid .Josephil IJelwil I,.
brothers, andl A nthony Loria ."
Ac(corii ing Lto the sher iff, the arrests 1
were brought about through the Iindi I- ti
ing of a plart oif an automobile trtuck"
niear where' the alcohol wvas stolden
anrd iln lotllowing th(' truc'k 's t racks'
th rough the U~chelloa farmt to the
spiot whecre the alcohol was foumnl. d
'Phe sheriff' dchlires the piece of h
woodl titteid perfectly on a triuck h
(ownied by Loriia, a me(rc'han t anil that it
ant e'xai nation of the truck reveal-I
ed traces of paint sa id to c'orrespoindt
with the coloi' of the paint on me h
TI'he stolent alcoh ol w'as parit of a LI
two car load shipment fronm a local 4
distillecry to a wholesale drug com
jtany~ int Ohio andi was take'i from the.
freight traim wvhile it. was mot~vinyg si
through the railroad yards ntea'
Gretna . n)1
Senator JI. W. Wideman andl little("
Ida visited Due WVest last week. I
M isse's IFannie .James D~avis and
Maud.Sprott oif Converse College are B
apendimg the laster vacation at home. fc
IARDING FAVORS PLAN
OF WATCHfUL WAITING
residelt irowns On Anyt hing 8 rd
ering On Haste Vith le
gard to Matter.
lAY USE KNOX PLAN AS LEX El?
(P Force Allied Nations to Think Well
of America's League
Washington, April 5.--W- Vhatever
lay be the expectations of Republican
enators who want ati early declara
on of peace with Gc.' any, it was
iade know authoritatively today
!at President iarding had nlot
irown the influence of his adminis
'-Ition behind the movement but was
iclied to look with disapprova! on
ny prospert of precipitate action.
It was l'evealed that the President
ad not, il. fact, committed himself
> any detinite progralm for the res
>ration of peace, though he was said
> be learning more and more tl> a
dief that the Versailles covenant !an
At in any practical way be used now
s a basis for his association of na
ons. lie is canvassing the situa
on carefully in the light of infor
ation and advice which has c-ame
a himl) since inauguration, and :1
iough a part of his program may bem
1citled on soon, it probably will be
mn yweeks before it revealed ii :ts
In his considerat ion of tle peace
,solution, which some of the Senate
aders wvant to press to ai early pas
kge in the special session of Con
ress convening Monday, Mr. Iharding
tilderstood to have taken the posi
on that in the settlement of so :m
mrtant a question the nation must.
rOC(eed with care and prudence. It is
lid that lie has not withdrawn the
piproval he gave the resolution when
! supporteld it in the last Congress,
At is convinced that the present sit
Ation (oes n(ot require haste so i-.ih
i it requires painstaking delibera
The administration has not revealed
hat elements are involved in the ie
rImillation of its attitude, but tle're
ive been imdicationn that it would
mlsideler itself in a better position to
ake advances for aln association of
itions if the peace declaration were
layed. Intimations have come to
hcials here that some of the leading
lied statesmen wouhd Consider pas
Ige of the measire a great handicap
I the negotiations for a peace c-n
rt, .weakening the position of the
llerican government with its former
isociates in the war and making
em, less susceptible to A merican sug
It has beel hinted to the Presi'ient.
v some of his advisers that like the
itstaniding war debt, a pending reso-.
tion of peace migh t. he used as a
itential lever to bring the Allied
veIll me1(nts into accord with the iro
oSals f this government.
At a dinner here last night some
tlie Selnators most promillemL ill
>reign relations are understoo; to
v' informed M. Viviani, the forier
ch prenlicr' who is visiting here,
lilt his governmelnt. need not hope
mlt a1 peace declanation would be long
-layed. They plan to bring the meas
re qickly imto the program of t1
>eei session and they express unI
Mnd Conl tidence I hat it will he
'I'helre has beell no indication :hat
w President woul malIke an1 opwn
tlht, to delay action, but what hI'
Lys that his ImIessage to (nigress will
studied carefully for <hlicate shale
Semlliig, ald the impression he
iveys is expect.ed to have 1imtch
eight with maly Selatol's of hi;
l'VEit lI Al) ()" II I M.
ilh the idientit. oIf 1P-ot. Albelrt
mlstent waIs the expllanat~lion givenl
it hhiohling his vo'IteI toda~y onl aI res..
uItionl m tile board of LahlernILn ex
'lmling I t freedomI of t he ('lv to the
Ited( prlolpoundler of (lie t heory of'
h11t1ively and ther promLinellnt tin-I
(n(oSte rso lutelinl requirce un
(ous vote ollfaeord l ut thie ll
I .stei nw , AhIlerman' - Ii ah-oner LiI I
Sygr liflnlter ca.~II.hlld a01 spee
liit iof the 'tboard for1( next Frd
recosi~ derli'~ th l Ile resolution. o
athl'eI oard l heetinI Aderman a
me eb ecivldyce the .LLl'l IllhlI (n0 ('
fuasetngive "Inlhd nl'ever' ly r
(''teli unte ilo ay." ei il' J~ I!il
eioon afer Mitaylie ('Lym h il4.
oll~y ifceieds the deleg tion'o
omss m illhe ity' hlI ad 'lhiolll
igiiwnt to Cabls lishfo naa
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