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PROOF FROM MASON
Ask Reprosentative to 'Back UpCharg.
es of Big Thefts From Government
Washington, 'June 2.-B. M. Baruch
former chairman of the w-ar industries
board, wrote to Representative Mason
Repu'blican, Illinois, today, asking thai
he submit at once to congress and the
attorney general the evidence which
prompted him to charge in the house
recently that Mr. Baruch had "stole1
$50,000,000 from the government in
.Mr. Baruch further demanded that
he .be "immediately 'brought to the
bar of Justice and condemned to -pun
Ishment if found guilty and exonerat
ed if innocent from the infamous and
malicious charge you make againsi
Mr. lason In a letter of reply made
public tonight said that since looking
over his previous statement, he -would
amend it to say that "you and your
associates stole $200,000,000 in cop
per alone." He added that the mattei
in which lie based his charges al
ready was before congress in connec
tion with the investigation of war ex
"You certainly do not expect me to
present this matter .to your particti
lar friend, Mr. 'Palmer, atttorney gen
eral," Mr. Alason said, 'and added:
"I shall, if X live. ask the attorney
general of -the United States, after
Alarch 4, 1921, to proceed, civilly and
criminally against you and your as
Declaring that Mr. Baruch when
head of the war industries board had
appointed a cooperative committee on
Copper with John 'D. Ryan of New
York, as chairman, and president and
owners of copper producing plants in
the U. S. as members. Mr. 'Mason
charged that this committee had al
lowed copper producers to buy at one
price and sell at another. lie n1l
charged that the committee after the
war permitted 100,000,000 pounds of
ciipper which file government, he said
purchased at 23 cents a pound, to he
sold back to the producers at 15 cents
In addition to 'writing to Mr. Mason,
Mr. 'aruch wrote to .Representative
Garrett, Democrat, Tennessee, and
Representative ludspedth, Democrat,
Texas. in his letter to Mr. Garrett,
he asked the Tennessee member "to
demand of Mr. Mason that as he made
that statement under -the protection
the constitution givcs the congress,
he should do either of two things: .-c
must use his utmost ability both as a
member of the congress 'and as a pri
vate citizen to see that I am prose
cuted to the limit of the law If lie be
right, and, if lie 'be wrong, lie must
make an apology as full as was his
charge. It is albout time that these
~Borgia-lilce assassins of character
cease their work, or accept the re
sponsibility of their actions."
In his letter to Mr. Hudspeth 'Mr.
Unriclh sail that lie hoped "through
the activities of you and those o1
your colleagues, regardless of their
political faiths, who believe in fair
play, to be afforded the op~portumnity of
branding the charge as a vicious andt
deliberate lie in its every respect."
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NEW YORK CENSUS
NOT AS EXPECTED
Rate of Growth Snmller Than Be.
Washington, June 5.-aNew York city
had a tpopulation of 5,621,1'51, on Janu
ary 2, an increase of 854,268, or 17.9
per cent. over 1910, the census bu
reau announced tonight. The rate of
growth was smaller than ever before
In the city's history except in -the de
cade ending in 1870, while the increase
numerically was smaller in either of
the two decades preceding 1910.
The latest estimate of the -population
of the city and county of 'London,
made in 1917, was 4,026,901, a decrease
from the omcial census of 1911, which
showed a population of 4,521,885. Con
parison of the population of Now York
city with that of London is declared
by. census bureau officials to -be dif
ficult because of the .areas covered by
the various- designations of the two
cities. New York city proper covers
287 square miles, while For census
purposes the city and cou'nty of Lon
don covers 1116 square mniles.
The small increase in the growth of
the city of New York during the past
decade is attributed by census officials
to the almost complete stoppage dur
ing the war of the influx of iimi
grants, many of whom each year
made New York their homes, and to
the heavy emigration of foreign born
residents during the twar and since
New York boroughs were shown as
Manhattan, 2,284,103, decrease .17,
-139, or 2.0 per cent.
Bronx, 732,010, increase 301,036, or
69.8 per cent.
Brooklyn, 2,022,262, increase 387,
91-1, or 23.7 per cent.
Richmond, 115,959, increase 29,990,
or 31.9 per cent.
Queens, .166,811, increase 1S2,770, or
G4.3 per cent.
Other cities were as follows:
Boston, 747,923, Increase, 77,338, or
111.5 per cent.
Newport News, Va., 35,596, increase
1'1,311, or 76.2 -per cent.
New Britain, Conn., 59,316, increase
15,400, or 35.1 per cent.
.\Manchester, 'Conn., 18,370, increase
4,729 or 31.7 per cent.
Buffalo, 82,160, increase 19.5 per
ARE NOT WAiILRANTED
Senate Comnittee, Afer Investigation,
Iteconmeinds that Manufacturers be
Washington, June 5.-Holding that
scarcity of newsprint paper, which has
handicapped Anerican newspapers, to
be "more the result of artificial ob
structions than of natural laws," the
senate committee whih investigated
the paper situation today recommend
sd 'that the department of justice insti
tute .proceedings under the Sherman
and Clayton acts against print paper
Manufacturers were charged by the
committee with "unjust, illegal andl
dliscriminaltory"' practices. P'resen t
prices for newsprint plaper we're held
by t-he committee to be "cxce'ssive and
Other recommenidat ions maide' by t he
comm Iiitteec incluide:
10stbllishmnien of a fede ral newsprinlt
board( "'to supervise .the manujifactureir
andi~ (listribuitlon of' print1 paper'' shiouid
g.overnmenlCOt effts to minin iiii a rea
sonmable piiec fail.
.\nien admten't of thle Leer't f'ood con -
trol artL tol lnliiz(' priolitring ini
Impos)011itin (of anl exc'ise taIx of ten
more than1 1.'.M -piounlds a copy so1 as to
limit such editions to Ste pages unt11il
an adcq 1uate4 pa per supply ('an be g'
Appiropriat ion of $100,000) for the
purp'~ose of e'xperimlenitin'g withi subsl I
tutes for w~'od pulli.
E'stablishimenit of a r'ate of one cent
a pound on sheet prinit pape to' ( any
part of' the country wh'len sent by ipar
c('l post withou t increasing thle ipres
sent Ilim it of 70 1poundits proled 111 un1
der' thle postal regulations.
The committee aiso reccommlended
that consideratlon 1be given 1)y the~
government to the~ establishmnent '< a
ne wspr'in t peaper' mil1l to supply)13 the
goverinent's needs with aniy surpilus
ipaper' t~o be sold to small ('onsumers4 1.
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W1Alt LAWlS P'LANNlFD
II('use Votes 323 to 3, to Take Of
Books All Blut Lever Act' andl Trad
inig Wi1th Enemy Law.
iWashington, June 3.-All war lawv
excetnting the 'Lover food control act
and the trading with the enemy act,
would be repealed by a resolution
adopted today by the house, 323 to 3.
The only negative votes were cast by
Representatives Garrett and 'Sims, of
Trennossee and Welling, of Utah, all
Approximately sixty laws, most of
them conferr'inig b~road1 discretionary
athnoriy n the president. 'n lnge
as the technical state of war contin
ues, .would be removed from the stat
Ute 'books Iby the resolution.
With .the house action the repeal
resolution owas sent to the sepato
where action on it is expected 'before
the adjournment of congress Satur
day. 'House Democrats predioted thpt
President Wilson would approve the
measure, Representative Connally, of
Texas, asserting that the president
was 'first to suggest .the nullification
of the war acts. The Texas member
added that the Democrats were
ready to override a veto, if necessary.
The retention of -the Lever act was
explained -by Representative Walsh,
Indiana, in charge of the repeal leg
islation as necessary to give the gov
ernment an effective law for cunb
Ing ,profitecering in necessities, includ
ing food and fuel. the added that the
trading with the enemy act should be
continued to regulate trade with Ger
Repres,entative Igoe, Democrat, Mis
souri, however, questioned the Repub
lican's decision to continue the Lever
act, asserting that "certain interests"
doIred to keep the law in effect be
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cause it had proved "effective anti
strike legislation. lie mainly sought
to have the act Included among those
repealed but was defeated through
Under-Secretary of State Will With.
draw from Public Life on June 15th.
Washing on, June 4.-Under Secre
tary of State Frank -L. Polk, has ten
dered hils Iresignation to President
Wilson who has accepted it, effective
June 15. It is understood that 'Nor
man 'H. Davis, now an assistant to the
treasury, and one of the economic ad
visors of the American peace dele-'
gates at Paris, will succeed him.
Mr. Polk retires 'because of the con
dition of his health and on the urgent
advice of his physician. He has served
In the state department for 5 years,
first as counsellor and then as assist
ant secretary. lie was api)ointed un
der-secretary last year when that of
fice was created by special act of
congress. Ile 1)lans to take a long
rest before returning to the 1rivt
praciiee of iiv in Ne.w York City.
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