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Dropping of Fight
On Hearstless Port
Independent Greeters Be?
lieve Elimination of Vuh
lisher as Welcomer Will
YauI I'roiests to Congress
Richard M. Hard, chairman of the
arrangements committee of the Inde?
pendent Citizens' Committee of Wel
. said yesterday that the organi?
zation pf the citizens' committee would
be instrumental in maintaining Xew
York as a port of entry for returning
troops. Other states, he declared, were
? rzg to follow tlze lead of South
iMki.a in asking Cotigress to have
troops landed at ports wherc they
would be welcomed by 100 per cent
American committees. Tho citizens'
committee, with no William Randolph
Hearst among its members, would till
II, he was confident.
mg national support has come
from Western states to the uprising of
N--.V York citizens," he said, "which
crystallized in the Independent Citi?
zens' Committee of Welcome for re?
turning troops. The action of the Leg?
islature of South Dakota in memorial
izing Congress to prohibit returning
troops from landing at the Port of New
York because a special committee of
welcome of tbe Mayor's committee is
beaded by William Randolph Hearst, is
now being followed tip by telegrams to
the Governors of Texas, California,
Washington and many other states, re
questing them to have the legislatures
of their states also appeal to Congress
to have returning troops land at some
Feeling Is National
"In other words, the feeling against
Mr. Hearst is national and not local.
It i.s believed that when the Western
states learn that a large representa
tivo and independent Citizens' Commit?
tee of Welcome is organized, of which
ITearst is not a member. their ob
jeetions to the use of New York as a
port of debarkation will be removed.
"It is unnecessary to point out how
grave nn injury would be inflicted upon
all stores, restaurants, hotels, theatres,
movies and the like should our heroes
coming from France not be permitted
to pass through New York; in addition
to which these men have many friends
in X v York who desire to see them,
and if would be an intolerable stigma
if New York should be ruled off tha
map as unworthy to greet returning
heroes because of the presence on the
Mayor's committee of Hearst.
"All soldiers, sailors and marines are
?nvited to attend the mass meeting at
Madison Square Garden to-morrow
night, with their friends, and reserved
seats may be obtained at the office of
tlie American Defence Society, 4i East
Twenty-third Street. On the night of
the meeting men in uniform will be ad
nzitted and given reserved seats when
the doors open at 7:15 o'clock. Ry ob
taining the seats now they will be ob
solutely sure of a seat whatever time
"Patriotic citizens wishing to help
defray tho expenses of the meeting
should send their checks to B. U Allen,
vice-president of tho Columbia Trust
Company, 60 Broadway."
f was further announced by the
Citizens' Committee that tbe Rev. Xe
hemiah Boyntop and H. Montagn Don
z'.er. president of the Finland Constitu?
tional League. would be among the
speakera at the mass meeting. The
other speakers are James M. Beck, Dr.
William T. Manning, Dr. S. Parkes Cad
man, and the Rev. Barnard Clifford.
Tickets of admission to the mass
meeting ? ?. be obtained .v the offices
of the American Defence Society, 115
Madison Avenue, and at Putnam's book
store, 2 West 45th Street.
More Societies Enroll.
Among the numerous letters received
ens' Committee of Welcome
the following were made public:
Societe dca Beaux Arts "It wil] be
? i have our society partici
pate in the plan to v oui men
Only ti ue Ameri
,1 be permitted to extend
? the ie brave mi :.."
r low,-: New Yorkers -"A committee
rom our org i l on 1 as been ap
ns' Committee of N w York. We
be gl id nd< ed i
The Daughters nf the Military Order
of the Loyal Legion "We shall be glad
to I ive the ? an ? ty added
to your list."
Federation for Child Study?"Our or
ition will be glad to be added to
? of societies participatine> in the
Plan of the Citizens' Committee of
? < elcome."
Parent'n I.oague, P. S., No. .1?"We
shall be glad to help in welcoming the
returning soldiers, sailors and
The Treasure and Trinket Fund for
Our Aviator* "Our rommiM-o i? in
hearty accord with the Citizens' Com?
mittee of Welcome."
Harlem Philharmonic Sooietv, of the
C'ty of New York "We heartily in
oorie the ?p:rit of the Citizens' Com?
mittee of Welcome and apprtciate the
Pffort being made to rcaliy welcome
the returning men."
Proebel Society "We wish to be
eonnted imong the supporters of the
independent Citizens' Committee of
Women'* Health Protective Assocla
lion - We shall be pleased to coSper
ate with your committee."
Bay Ridge Readlng Club "We shall
d* glad to cooperate."
National American Woman Suffrage
Association, Oarrie Chapman Catt,
gresidtnWl will personally give my
name to the general committee of tho
'-Uizens' Committee of Welcome to tho
nomccoozjng soldiers. My organization
'" a'?o glad to join."
jamaica Womcn'* Club "W0 con
??d?r it an honor to have our narne
??0>d to tho list of clubs pjirticipnting
?n welcoming the returning r,oIdier?,
"ai-ort! and marines."
U i i l'ar,i*fn??t Club?"Wc would
?? glad to participate in your work "
w"* **}<** ??llcf Legion?"We fM1
nonored to have our name added to tlie
vmzma? CommittM oi Welcome."
War Hero in Protest
A wonndr-d soldier. ohe who has i>een
t?L*i??%* in **??<? aa a member of
"i,1?^ Infantry, ? New York organi
tl/,- ?? 51th" P?t**t agairiKt the Ml?e>
tion of UvHrni 'ihe soldier's letter to
ln? Tribune follov/?:
..,/'? Yi1'1'"1"' w""?ded Jn Franco
i?*?i' ; ""? V> f"""*"?t agninst the
? IlX,iltm"l>t 'A Wllilam *It,iwlolph
ti* of ? \ ****** "f *? Commft
dt?r? Wftlc'/Rj" K> Itetumlns; Bol
uLZt i'"lkU* M?4l the AHie?. thtta
thi V? > h"- *W?*nt? tbrwghent
??? Ata?ri?n prmt tho r?o?t typlcal
Troops Again Throw
Hearst Papers Off Ship
HPHEY did it again in Hoboken
A yesterday. When the cruiser
St. Louis docked at the army piers
several bundles of newspapers
Mere thrown to the men on the
transport from the deck of thc
police boat Patrol, which carried
the Mayor's Committce of Wel?
come to Homecoming Soldiers.
There were two bundles of Hearst
papers?"The American" and
''The Journal"?-among them.
As the soldiers unwrapped the
bundles and drcw the Hearst
papers from the deck motion pict?
ure men turned the crank on their
machine fiercely until suddenly
something happened and they
stopped. The soldiers had discov
ered the titles on the papers, and
without any ccremony tossed them
into the river. And a motion
picture showing returning Ameri?
can heroes reading Hearst papers
was spoiled right. then and there.
example of yellow journalism in
"'I he people of tho City of New
York can. do nothing but ignore and
. repudiate in strongest terms such a
man and his papers, while we return
! ing soldiers have to he humiliated bv
| the appointment that the Mayor o'f
j the City of Xew York has made."
Others who joined the independent
I committee yesterday and their views of
: the movement follow:
Winthrop L. Lewis, chairman of Lo
I cal Hcard Division No. 102: "I shall be
I glad to serve on the Independent Citi
:-."i:'' Committee. I sent the following
li tter on January 2 to thc Mayor:
"'I have received your letter of De?
cember 28 inviting rrre to serve on the
Mayor's Committee to Welcome Home
coming'Troops. Ordinarily I would rc
gard it as a great honor to serve on
. such a committee, but owing to the fact
that William R. Hearst has aso been
invited to serve I am compelled to de
cline your invitation. I regard Mr.
Hearst as ineligible to serve on this
occasion because of his unpatriotic rec
ord; and, therefore. in justice to my
o .i principles I must decline to serve
on such committce with a man whose
patriotism I feel inclined to question.' "
Dr. Robert Abbe, 13 West Fifticth
Street ?"As I was among the first of
Hylan's 'Scoundrel Club' I will be glad
tn enroll among those who will help
give our returning soldiers a hearty,
warm, patriotic welcome."
Gaylord S. White, professor Union
1 heological Seminary?'"I am one of
those who accepted membership on the
Mayor's committee without under
standmg Mr. Hearsfs relation to the
committee. When I did understand 1
reaigned. I am glad to learn of the
organization of the Citizens' Commit?
tee and shall be most happy to have
some part in its work to sho'w my ap
preciation of the services which our
returning soldiers and sailors have so
Stanley M. Isaacs, 52 William Street
?"I shall be glad to serve upon your
committee to receive the retur*nin<r sol?
diers. As chairman of Local Board
Division 164, until July last, when my
duties took me to Washington, I know
the line spirit with which the men from
this city entered the serviee. They
should, of course, be received in the
same spirit. Nobody could resent more
than the soldiers themselves the pres
ence on any committee of welcome of a
man like Mr. Hearst, whose attitude
during the entire war has been such
as to repel any self-respccting citizen;
His presence on the so-called official
committee has made your committee a
Robert P. Seymour, 23 Thomas Street
?"I feel honored in having my name
on the Citizens' Committee of Wel?
Louis J. Ladin, major, M. C. U. S.
A.? II am in entire sympathy with the
movement of the Citizens' Committee
Contemporary Club?"We are glad
to have name of our club added to the
list of societies connected with the In?
dependent Citizens' Committee."
Other Names Added
Among those who have just joined the
committce are M. J. Barrell, Miss Mar?
garet L. Sheahan, Miss Carulinc Porter
Robinson, Frances de Mann.v, Maurice
Singer, J. Walter Wood, Miss Louise
| Allyn, Paul C. Root, J. Howes Budton,
- William C. Greenberger, Philip Whar
| ton Dickinson, George F. Crane, Aifre.l
i S. Hamilton, Captain A. L. Boyce, Dun
I can Candler, Estelle M. Barrows, I. M.
, Berg, Raph J Gerstle, Miss Esther A.
j Rolph, Miss L. McGay, Miss Gladys
I. Wardlaw, Mrs. Norris Wilkins. Miss
I Mary Middlleton. Miss Mary Widdis,
! Mrs. W. R. Chapman, Mrs. Dennison
i Freeman. Alexander Law, George
j Fowier, Miss Ada E. Ebbets, Dr. Jerc
j miah W. Jenks rtnd Robert II. Gay.
Mrs. CotliTi Van Rensselasr, Mrs.
; Charles F. Meyer, Mrs. Andrew V.
! Stout, Mrs. William G. McKnight, Mrs.
! Albert Symington, Mrs. Winthrop
] Burr, Miss Juliana Cutt.ing, Mrs. Tal
; cott Williams, Mrs. Arthur M. Dodge,
; Mrs. Albert II. Harris, Mrs. Gilbert H.
' Montague, Mrs. Drvden Brewer, Mrs.
; Mary Hatch Willard, Mrs. William
? Rand jr., Mrs. Cass Gilbert, 0. H.
| Cheney, Mrs. Fredcric C. Brown,
i Charles Kinp: Morrison, E. A.' Rollins,
! Miss Daisy Heard Brown, Charles King
Morrison, Edmund Dwight, Philin Hiss,
j Dr. Louis Livingston .Seamen, Albert
( B. Kerr, George F, Crane, William
i Guggenheim, J. M. Giddings and
George II. Beniamin.
Soldiers Duped by Hearst Agent
In Praising Publisher, Say Officers
Contipzied frQin pizue 1
evening yesterday a representative of
"The Evening Journal" arrived. He
started to protest against the exclusion
of Hearst rublications. Major Charles
F. Neergaard, Red Cross field director,
told him point blank that for some
time Hearst papers had, to a large ex
tent, been barred from the hospital,
but that from then on the ban would be
Hearst agents recently sought,
through Father E. Ashley Gerhard,
hospital chaplain, to break down the
barrier against Hearst newspapers. Af?
ter Major Neargaard raised this barrier
higher the chaplain yesterday dictated
a letter to "The Evening Journal," in
which hc said his duty was to maintain
loyalty among the hospital patients and
that he could not do his duty and help
gel "Journals" into the place,
Army officers at the hospital have
I ? i ?: unable to learn on what pretcxt>|
the solicitor got past the guards at
the entrance. He began work on the
top floor. The first man he approached
was Private Houston Kecn, who was
wounded in France wnile serving in
Company L, 118th Infantry. According
to the statement given by Private
Kcen to army officers yesterday, this
: v. hat happened :
Tlie solicitor, sidling up to Koen,
who was pussing in the hall, said: "Say,
biid.lv. van't, you help us circulate a
tion through this hospital to get
Congress to give soldiers six months'
pay when they get out of tlie army?"
Keer,? Wiiat is it, sir?
The Solicitor?We want to give the
soldiers a good weicome when they
get horac; we want to get Congress to
give them six months' additional pay
when tbey're discharged from the
army. Help us out, won't you, and
get some names on this petition?
Koen?Sure! We soldiers will take
all the pay we can get,"
Money Offered, Keen Says
At this point, Private Keen's state?
ment to the army officers discloses, tho
.solicitor, as an additional inducement,
offered to pay the convalescent wounded
The Solicitor?You go ahcad and get
the boys on this floor to sign their
names. I'm going downstairs to start
more petitiona. I'll bo back for them
when you've had time to get them
filled. You go ahead and get the signa
tures and I'll pay you for your trouble.
Private Keen's stntement continues:
"The man didn't get U tell me how
much money he would give me. I
wasn't interested. I didn't want any
money for helping with a petition to
get Boidiers six months' extra pay after
we get out.
"I went into my wcrd and started to
have the boys sign ;t. I told them it
was to get us the six months' pay. I
badn't read ths petition myself. There
v/as a lot of typewrittcn stuff at the
?tart of .it, and I took it for granted
that it was what the man said it was?
a petition to get soldiers money from
CongresB. I began getting the boys to
sign it up right off.
Sergeant Exponcs Ru?o
"A sergeant 1 gave it to was the flrst
one who read it before signing up.
"You couid have laid mo out with a
feather when the sergeant said: 'This
stuft* doe&n't say unything about sol?
dier*' extra pay. It's a whitewash for
for Hearst. It say? that Mayor Hylan
. did a good tning when he put Hearst
on the committee to welcome us hozno.
It says that Hearst was a friend of tho
fellows in France.'
"A Red Cross nurse who was stand
iifC by," udded Private Keen, "spoke up
and naid that Hearst wan ono of tho
wornt men in the country,
"As Cjuiek as I couid 1 gavo tho pe?
tition to the first officer I could nnd
and told him Just how It hud hap?
Following Prlvnto Keen's report to
? ho Officer, an nlarzn whd sent. through
thi building, Tho solicitor was found
on a lower floor, Army orneoru vt&tna
yu*t?srdny fchnt ho wnn surroundod by
ti groun of wounded m?n, and that he
wa? trylng to get tnem to sign the
Honrnt memorial by telling them It was
a petition for extra pay,
fttuwt Hent to Tho Trlfntno
Before tho lollcitor was dlseoyered
and ejeeted he had had time to leave
a number of memorial sheets with sol?
diers on various iloors.
Private John McKinney, of Ward 9 B,
mailed one ol these to The Tribune
yesterday with the following letter:
"I am taking the liberty of sending
you the inclosed. A civilian stopped
two of the boys on the ninth floor an 1
asked them if they would mind taking
it around and have it signed. He also
hinted that there would probably bc a
little money in it for them.
"When a man has to offer money to
get people to attest his patriotism in
war time he should retire. You can
see (from what the soldiers wrote un?
der the memorial) what was the answer
ol the ninth floor boys."
The wounded men 'in Private McKin?
ney s ward read the typewritten mat?
ter on the "petition" before any foun
tain pens were unlimbered, and in
stead of signatures there was an* im- '?
"To Hell With Hearst"
It read as follows:
"The soldiers of this hospital say:
To hell with the Kaiser and Hearst'"
This was signed: "The Ninth Floor
Uang, Debarkation Hospital No 6 "
Army officers yesterday told'the his?
tory of the embargo on Hearst news
iVLP,7St at ,tu> ^"PitjJ- This ban on
Hearst publications began almost si
multaneously with the opening of the
For a long time Hearst folk were not
aware that the "American" and "F* ,
mng Journal" were not being admitted
to the hospital. Five hundred copics
oi each paper were delivered daily for
fiee distribution. The newspapers were
accepted, but they remainetl in tho
basement, hospital off,,-ers said. Now
and then the accumulated bundles
woul.l be trucked to a junk dealer
Hospital ofheers said yesterday that
Hearst newspapers did not. remain in
the basement because of any sentiment
among officers alone the patients up
stairs simply did not want those pub?
lications. Fmally, following insistent
Hearst protests, two Hearst news?
papers a day were placed in the hos?
pital hbrary, antl these, thc officers
said. were enough to satisfy the hos
Chaplain Is De eived
Finally, on Tuesday, Hearst men were
able to get Hearst newsnapers in larpc
qunntities into the hospital. On Mon?
day a man who said he was a newsdeal
er, told Chaplain Gerhard he would like
to send five hundred daily newspapers
free to the hospital each day. Father
Gerhard welcomed tho offer.
Tuesday the fivo hundred daily New
)u?rk nfwspapers were distr'ibuted
through the hospital. They turned out
to bo all 'Evening Journals." Father
Oerhard wrote and mailed this letter:
"The Circulation Department,
"'New York Evening Journa'l.'
"Yesterday a mnn came into my office
with an offer to distributo freo of
charge metropolitan newspapers each
day to tho wounded men in this in
stitution. I told him in tho course of
my convcrsation with him that I would
bo willing to attend to the distribution
of these papers in tho event of his
sending thom in, but that I would bo
unable to pormit him or his agent to
comc in with them,
Chaplain Rojects Papers
"To-day I learn that tho newspapers
he was referrlng to, but which ho did
not mention by namo in his convcrsa?
tion with me, were copien of 'The New
Vork .Evening Journal.' I am writing
to inform you that 1 nm unwilling, in
view of this further information that
haa come to mo regarding the inton
tions of this man, who I prenume rep?
resented you, to allovv tho distribution
of thono pnpera in this hospital.
; "In?vlcw of tho attitude of tht*. man
agament of 'Tha New York E^Cnlng
Journal/ expraasad ln your edltorlals
; nnd news columnn und rovcaled In tho
recont invostigntlons by n Congrea
sionul committee I cannot rcconcilo my
position mi chaplain In this Instltutlon
I with partlclpotion In the dlsmemlnatlon
of tho Idcuu which you hnvn ?o fro
quantly and frankly given e^praaaion
to. My position hero Iihh vory direetly
; to do with tho loyalty maintained by
tho patients in thl? hoaplt.nl toward
tiinlr country nnd wn.h tho encourage*
m?nt of tbulp udmlrntlon nt thoso
oountrlaa which ur<t iilllod with us ln
promolJnK tho ctuiua on bohulf of which
th'i wuf hiitj beori fought, It ls clear
tO mo that my duty horti ennnot bo ree
j onollad with oompliflnca to tha raquaat
i mndo of rn? ymiUirdny,
"J shall Im gialt.ful lf you W|II at?
tend to th? ImmudiuU termination of
Home Again?1,500 of Us!
?,, _, Copyrlglit, Western Newspaper Union.
J he Lruiser ,st- Louis, with her cargo of war veterans from France. The vessel docked at Hoboken, N. J., on her first trip as a troop transport.
364th Back With
'The Uiilucky 13"
When the 864th Artillery sailed for
France on July 13, one of the men,
after totalling up the numerals of his
"You can. betcha life therc'U be no j
luck for this bunch o' guys."
When th" transport they were on got I
directly off the Statue of Liberty the
same superstitious fighter pulled out'
his watch and announced that the .
hands pointed to exactly 1 :13. '
our arrangement for the distril tion
of your papers in. this place."
A re Ilarred From Rooms
of Montclair Club
MONTCLAIR, N. ,L, Jun. Lo. ?All
Hearst publications have been banished
from the library and reading room of
the Montclair Club, one ol" the feadinc
Thirteen followed tlze regiment
through France and Belgium and right
up '.o the time the eruiser St. Louis
1 inded it back in Hoboken yesterday.
There were thirteen hundred men
aboard from thirteen different states,
The ship made the trip from France in
just thirteen days.
The regiment is a part of the 91st
Division and is made up almost ex
clasively of draft men from the Dis?
triet of Columbia and the West. It
was organized at Camp Lcwis and
reached France just, in time to get the
finishing training and prepare to go
into action. The armistice stopped it
right there. That was what the men
called hard luck due to that 13 com?
social organizations of tho town. At
a meeting of the governors last night
the following resolution was passed:
"ResolVed, That the Montclair Club,
Incorporated, shall not subscribe to any
Hearst publication and no Hearst pub
lication is to be allowed to appear on
Lhe tables m the library or reading
The question of unpatriotic news?
papers being circulated in Montclair
has been a live topic for some time.
"The Montclair Hersld" has refused to
accept any Hearst advertising,
Gift Steak and Worn-Out Horse
Kill Mann's Speakership Booni
Conttnzied from page 1
Mann, Republican speaker of the
House, his meat free?'
"Well, for one, 1 don't want any
thing < !' that sort to happen. 1 want
a man for speaker who has been right i
on the war and free from any | i
bility of such a scurrilous attack."
Fess Appears to Lead
But over o" the House side every
convcrsation between Republicans re
vcaled t be i mpossibil it> of a ny such
cmbarrassmenl being thrust upon the
party. Mr. .Mann'.- frank admission
that he had gotten a horse and a cut
of beef as presents from cne packers,
and had accepted them just as he
would accopt a cigar, provoked sympa
thetic smiles among his audito'rs when
he told the story, but there was no
smile in the eyes of his followers as. '
they turned away to search for the
band wagon of some other candidate
to climb upon.
It seemed to-night that Ohio would
almost certainly have the Speakership.
Tlie two man most mentioned to-day j
were Simeon Fess, chaiiman, of tho.
Congressional Committee, and Nicholas
Longworth is more satisfactory to
the National Party leaders, as it is
thought hiz selection m Speaker would
be genera+ly satisfactory to the coun?
try and would aid in carrying the 1920
election. Fess, however, was being
strongly taken up to-night by some o.f
the members who'were deserting tho
Longworth's Strength Gains
Half a dozen men from the Middle
West and Northwest have been telling
me for days that there was nothing to
it but Mann. told me to-night they
thought Fess would bo Speaker. They
pointed particularly to the kind feel
ings he had created among tho newly
elected members of the House. Some
of them recalled their first elections
and their friendly regard for lhe chair
man of tho Congressional Committee,
who had npportioned them money for
cxpenses during their first fights to
come to tho House.
The Longworth strength is increns
ing, however, while Gillott's strength
seems to be waning, so thnt it looks
now like rz batle between the Ohio rep?
Mann laighed when his nttontion
was djrectod to Hency's statementa re?
"Sure, 1 got tho horse," Mann said,
"and it wnrn't n Bteak, but a nice,
large cut of roast beef that I got."
Old, Proken-Down Horse"
"The horse enmo tq mo years ngo
from Swlft's, when I was condueting
a large garden In Chicago. 1 used to
grow things ln tho garden and give
them away. I supposo 1 gavo away a
mllllon plants alone rrom that garden.
Not a Bingle thing ever wns sold. Tho
horse was an old, broken-down ono
Kwlft's had no further U80 for. It WftB
Bultablo for woiklng !u my garden,
"Aa for the 'roant'? it was sent to
mo ?t the iztiggoHtlon of one of coun
sol for Bwlft'u -ti friend of mine,
Henry Vctdcr, And I helped to oat
that ron.it, It was a very good roast.
I um sorry Hflnoy wuBn't thoro to
khare tt with mo, 1 am sure he would
t havn enjoyed It a? much ea I did,
"()f oourse, lt Is aheor nonseuse for
ITeney to talk nhout a pleoo of roast
beef InfltK noing legialbxiotl, I hnvo
lOffcen accepted a clgar or Bomo flow
ers sinc'3 T have been in Congress, and
I don't be'ieve either tob cco or flow?
ers ever. infiueneod my vote or actions
in Con ;rei .
"If you will come. to my office I will
be very glad to give you a jar ol ex?
celient preserves, and ! am sure that
after you hav ?? i .. en them 1 shall not
expect you to do anything wrong,"
Heney Asserts Swifts
Packed Hoover9 s Board I
With High-Paid Men
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. -Francis J. I
Heney, of San Francisco, who was
chief counsel for the Federal Trade
Commission in its investigation of the
meat packing industry, told the Senete
Agriculture Committee to-day that
Swift & Co. "had packed" the food
administration with "dollar-a-year
men," who received large salaries from
tho company at the time they were
serving the government.
Mr. Heney, who was anpearing in
support of the Kenrick bill for govern- -
ment regulation of tlie meat industry,
said Food Administrator Hoover sought
to stop him from making public letters
criticising retention by tho admin?
istration of W. F. Priebe while Mr.
Priebe still was in the emplpy of Swift
Mr. Hoover, according to the wit-'
ness, appealed to President Wilson,
saying that publication of the letters
! was hindering the food conservation
| campaign. Mr. Heney said he was re
l called from Chicago, where he was
j working in the commission's investi- ,
1 gation of the packers, and found nn
; his arrival here that the President had ;
'? advised the commission that "he had !
1 no instructions to offer," but hoped i
! that a head-on coilision would bc .
! The witness said Mr. Priebe had
charge of fixing poultry prices for the ?
: Food Administration, and that while so I
I acting he received a regular salary
| from Swift & Co., with a percentage
of the income of "Priebe & Co." This
company, Mr. Heney, said, was owned
by Swift & Co.
Many of tho complaints against Mr.
Priebe, tlie witness declared. charged
that he, through various orders, was
working in the interest of Swift & Co.
Heney said he told Mr. Hoover Mr.
Priebe should be romoved, but the Food
Administrator declined to take such ae?
tion, whereupon an agreement was
reached that Mr. Heney would mako
public no more letters without first ad
vising Mr. Hoover of their character.
Mr, Heney told the committee that
other omployeg of Swift & Co., who
recofvod salaries from the rfmpany
whilo working with tho Food Auminls
tration wero E. 0. Heyl, who had
ehargo of (\xing prices on ' canned
yoods; 11. B. Colllna and F. S. Brooks.
Mr. Heyl later resignod under fire, Mr.
Heney said. Mr. Collins nnd Mr. Heyl,
he assertod, received $10,000 u year
j from tho company.
The wltnoss said that Joseph P".
I Cotton, head of tho food admlnlstra
Ltion'i meat dllalon, was n man of "high
j Integrlt.y. but was unflt for tho Job of
rogulatlng tho packers." Mr. Honey
i asserted Mr. Cotton had admitted to
i him that tho prcflta of tho packors ln
1917 wara "scar.daloua."
Swift. & Co.'s prollts tho vear before
| last wora $47,000,000, "if you believe
the booki."aaid MrvUeney. This com?
pared with $(l,fi0(),000 a yoar during the
three provlaua war years, according to
Information aa to tho character of
Two Salvation army girls, Captain '
Violet and Lieutenant Alice McAllister, ;
who for months made doughnuts be
hind the lines in France, met the re- j
turning troopers at the army piers. ;
They passed chocolate to the soldiers
and distributed telegraph blanks for
messages home. The Salvation army
paid the expenses. Postal cards, all I
stamped, were given out for longer.;
About 5,000 men are expected to
reach Xew York to-morrow on a string
of transports that are due. The Belgie
was reported by wireless yesterday
and is expected to dock at the Cunard
line piitfrs at 10 a. m. to-day. Later
in thi/day the Wilhelmina i.s expected
to dock in Hoboken.
letters liled in the Chicago office vaults j
of Henry Veeder. counsel for Swift & j
Co., was given by Mr. Heney.
He dwelt at some length upon letters j
written by Veeder to Swift, which he ;
said agents of the commission saw. al- ;
though they did not get possession of I
them, telling of sending fancy steaks
and a horse to Representatlve Mann, I
of Illinois, Republican leader of the ;
The witness said Mr. Mann aided the
packers in their fight against the Bor
land resolution for a Congressional in- j
Huggcd Each Other
"Con'gressmen told me," he said,
"that Representatives Mann and Carlin
hugged each other before the Speaker's
seat when it was announced .that the
Borland resolution had been defeated."
Mr. Heney declared that the state
ments in the report on the Federal
Trade Commission, submitted to Presi-!
dent. Wilson b,, the Chamber of Com?
merce i),' the United States "were with?
out undi tion and absolutely contrary
Questioned by Senator Norris rela
tive to the packers' expenditures for:
purpi se -. M r. Heney said
from the beginning of the Federal
Trade Commission's investigation
Swift & Co. spent a million a month
for that purpo c.
"The advertisements," he added,
''were not for the pui'pose of making I
sales, that is a very considerablo part!
of them, but were for the obvious pur?
pose of creating public sentiment."
Letters in the packers' til.es showed,
the witness continued, that their pur- ;
poso in carrying on their advertising j
campaign was for the purpose of in
fhzencing the newopapers not to pub- !
lish certain things, such- as the Federal |
Trade ( ommissicn report, and to infiu- j
Mr. Heney declared danger lay in !
close connection between the packing
industry and the financial interests of
the country. In Chicago, *>? he said,
through bank stock owned by afiiliated
interests the packers "come pretty
close to dominating the financial situa?
tion" in that city. In order to control
the purchase oi' supplies, he added, the
packers own stock nt practically every
big new hot.d built in the country.
(nnlinueil fronz pagre 1
Mr, Squires said he knew it was dif
ficult to believe such stories could be
true, but that he spoke of personal
I knowledge. When pressed for details
| he asked to be excused.
"L is not a question of whether
: there is more to tell," he said. "I am
try ing to forget. what I have seen, and
i I hope you will let me do my best."
He spoke in a choking voice and evi
dertly under great emotion.
Refutes Story of Hearst Man
Mr. Squlre-3 had been called for an?
other purpose?to refute the denial by
a llenrst employe of any connection be?
tween the Hearst organization and tho
Deutschland Library Company. Ile
stated that when ho had taken tho mat?
ter up with Bradford Merrill. general
manager of the Hearst publications,
seeking information regarding the pub
lication of Captain Koenig's book on
the voyage of the submarine Deutsch?
land, Mr. Merrill had telephoned to Mr.
Mooro, manager of the Hearst Inter?
national Library, and instructed him in
Squires's pros^nco to havo tho books
of both the International and Deutsch?
land libiaries gone over.
A little later, Mr Squires said, he
received fronz Mr. Merrill the informa?
tion nsked for. Mr. Moore's denial waa
pointed out to hlm, and ho said that he
could not seo how, In view of Mer
rill'a attitude. Moore could have made
such statomenta. Mooro, he said, ap?
parently had no difllculty ln finding
The Wilhclmina is bringing 177 sick
and wounded. The oniy Wholly local
organization aboard is' Casual Com?
pany No. 13. made up of two officers
and ninety-eight men. The Belgic
brings 80 officers and 3.188 men. Among
them aro the 49th Infantry, field and
staff medical detachments of the lst
and 2d battalions. The latter units
were drawn from Camp Merritt, Camp
Dix and Camp Cpton.
The President Grant probably will
bring the greatest batch of "troops
home since the arrival of the Levia
than. The ship is due to-day, but may
not dock until Friday. There are 231
wounded on board.
The freight transport Sagua reached
port yesterday, but anchored down the
bay. She brought three army officers.
from the books of the two concems
just the information asked for.
Publicity for Liquor Men
J. A. Arnold, a publicity agcnt, of
Fort Worth, Tex., was called in con?
nectlon with the investigation of liquor
activities, and told of the publicity he
had sent out for the Texas Business
Men's Association, the international
Farmers' Union and the Texas Eco
nomic League. saying that plate matter
had been lurnished to some 6,000 pa?
pers on behalf of these organizations.
His examination had barely started
wl.cn the committee received word of
the death o fa niece*of Senator Ster
ling, one of its members, and imme?
diately adjourned to to-morrow. when
Arnold will be on the stand again.
At tlie opening of the session Sen- j
ator Thomas, of -Colorado, made. a
statement attacking Austin J. Smith,
who yesterday testified to a deal be?
tween German propagandists and "The
Pueblo Chieftain" and "Grand Junction
Squires's testimony about Belgium ;
nnd the German outrages brought the'
most solemn atmosphere that has yet
been felt in the committee toom. Speak
ing after a vain protest, hurriedly, and
in a low voice, he told of having seen,
himself, while on an errand of mercy,
such things as would have been re?
garded impossible in any eivilized
country before Germans did them.
"1 entered Belgium over the line
from the Dutch frontier in November,
1914, and helped in the organization
of the relief committees in the cities
of Liege, Charlerei, Mens, Louvain
and one or two smallcr towns, where
there were then only one or two Amer
icans, of Mr. Hoover's appointment,
then doing the business of caring for
the incoming cargoes of food."
He then made the summary, already
given, of what he had seen.
"Did you see whether the German
armies took food that belonged to the
civil population and use it themselves,
thereby depriving the civilians of it ?"
asked Senator Wolcott.
"I did not see that," he replied. "I
understand at one stage in the occupa?
tion of the country they were rather
careful to give tickets to those ."rorn
whom they took food, so that within a
few days after those same people could
go to the German commissariat and
get the return equivalent of what had
been taken from them.
"I do not think the Belgian popula?
tion ever sought to redeem any Ger?
man promises that were made in that
way. They were. a cowed, terrorized
people. Their only hope was to be per
mitt.ed to Iive.'
"You can picture any town in which
SUPKEME COURT, NEW TORK COrNTY
?Katie Rain, PlalntlfT. npainst Frank
- i >li orci .
To the above nnme,-i defendant:
you are herehy stimmoned to" rtnsTrer the
tlnt ln tlils aetion, n:vl to srrv,? h -opv
ii' your answer on the plalnttft'a attorney
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Datod, November Sth. 191S.
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Platntlff'a Attorney: Oflioe aiul I'oati-itfee
Audres-s, No. 47 West 42nd Street. i;,.r.
ough of Manhattan, Now York CltY
To Frank Rala:
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you by publlcatlon, purauant to an order of
Mr. Justice Philbln, a Juctioa of the Bu
preme Court, dated tho f.th day of l>ewn)ber,
19 IS. nnd tllid with tho oomplalnt ln lh?
otlleo of tho Clcrk of tho County of New
O. H. PROKOE.
Plalntiff'a Attorney, No. 4? West 42n4
Street. Xew York City. N. Y.
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Tn puraunnee of an onler of the> N\-w
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LAURA 11. CARPENTER, 8?or?tary
SACKBTT. oiiAi'MAN .v STEVENS At
torueys fur Oorporatlou.
you have ever been leve'.led to witbin
four feet of the gzound. That was tho
conditiozz of many of the cities I vis
lted. People who had homes there
ran up the alleyways, after their homes
h?ad been destroyed, whenever any one
in uniform came aiong. They would
hardly, under these circunistances,
cnter into negotiations with them to
redeem the tickets."
"Do you say that these villages had
been destroyed by bombardment, or
were they just ruthlessly and deliber
ately desttoyed to terrorize the popu?
lation?" the Senator asked.
"They were ruthlessly and deliber
ately destroyed, largely by fire gren
ades, charged with explosives and with
fire-igniting substanees," Mr. Squires
"It was the rainy season when I
was there, November and December.
Therz was no shelter for the peop'e in
mar.y of the towns. They lived in the
open, where there was no protection.
"ln one town I was able to take a
small table, where we gathered thirty
or forty of the victi.as and gave them
sozzp or bread. as we were able to get
it ready for them in a hurry."
"Go ahead," said Senator Nelson.
"Have you any th ing more to tell?"
"It is not a case of anything more.
It i-> a ca<e of trying to forget it," Mr,
'Jn regard to these women who were
attacked." asked Senator Overman,
"was that done in the presence of the
German officers, cr was it done by
drunken soldiers who were skylark
"It was mostly the work of private
German soldiers," was the reply. "I do
not think the German officerr, were
quite guiltless, but I imagizie they
might have done their acts under tha
cover of a house.
"It <s very difficult for you gentle
men to realize it. It ia not u pretty
Speaking of the destruction of part
of Louvam, Mr. Squires said:
"It seems the incoming generals who
had entered Louvain and taken it, were
being entertafned, as a matter of cour
tesy, by the burgomaster in his home.
He called on his dautfhter to bring in
some light refreshmcnts, cigars and
light wine, for the entertainrnent of
?he guests. While she Wt,s bcizrinp in
tho cigars and wines, one of the officers
ptTered her an insult. During the even?
ing word of it came to her brother,
whereupon, with less consideration
than he should have had for his fath
er's guest. he went in and shot tho
man dead, m the presence of the other
"They left, and the-next day the sec?
tion of the town wherc the mavor's of?
fice was, and where the family'resided,
was burned? about one-third of tho
city, including the university and the
town hall. The handsome section of
Louvain was destroyed that day."
"I asked you these questions," said
Senator Nelson, "tt> meet the imptita
tion of von Mack, who aprzeared here
as a witness the other day and who in
sinuated zn one form or another that
the treatment of the Belgian people
by the German soldiers ir! 1914 was not
worse than our soldiers had treated the
people of the South in Shernzan's
mareh to the sea. and he also referred,
I think, to the Philippine Islands."
"They did not go through lhe coun?
try according to any practice that had
ever been done in similar warfare in
the past that I know anything about,"
said Mr. Squires.
"And, they cruciled children?" asked
"I have had places pointed out to mo
by fathers who had been crazed by the
sight of their children hanging on door
bells the night before." Mr. Squires
repned. "One man took me up to a
door and showed me the nail points in
the door where his little baby had been
nailed the night before because the
boy got in the way of the German
guard of four or five men and stepped
on their feet, or in some way hindered
their passage, and one of the men
snatched up the baby and held it up
against the door, probably in their
drunkenness, nailed it up against the
door, and it was dead in five minutes,
"I did not see the child. The child
was not permitted to remain there
more than a minutc or two after the
soldiers went on.
"I know it is very difficult to believe
these stories. gentlemen, and that is
one reason why I hesitate. to tell, but
I have seen all that."
Gen. Wood Is Assigned
To Chicago Command
,Vmp York- ""ribune
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS.-Major Gen?
eral Leonard Wood, commander of the
Tenth Division at Camp Funston, Kan.,
was to-day ordered by the War De?
partment to assume command of the
Central Department at Chicago. stic
ceeding Major General Thomas Barry,
who has been transferred to the Fast
ern Department to fill the vacancy
made by the death of Major General
J. Franklin Bell.
The orders issued to-day to General
Wood direct hinz to remain at Carop
Funston until the Tenth Division has
been completely mustered out of the
service. This will require at least two
weeks more, making the transfer effec
time about February 1.
American Army Lost
42,311 Aniruals in War
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Animal
casualties overseas had reached a totzzl
of 42,311 on Christmas Dav, at which
time the total American animal army
in France was 191.631.
In making public these fijrures to
day War Department officiala said n<>
arrangements had been made for tran*
ferring tho stock on hand to foreign
governments, but that this might b?
considered later, as the army had
enough horses and mules in this coun?
try to meet all requirements.
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