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ON LEAGUE PACT, BORAH CHARGES Calls for Stupendous Arma ment Program for U. S., ! Senator Says. QUOTES ARMY STAFF Former President Taft At tacked for Advocating League. The league of nation* will call for the most stupendous program of ar mament In the world's history. Sena tor Borah, of Idaho, declared In the Senate yesterday In attacking the increased allowance for an army of MO.OOO men in the military appropria tion bill. ??The Senator ridiculed the claim T$ade by advocates of the league that H will bring peace and a reduction . of armaments. He said that all of ^ the nations engaged In promoting the league, including the l.'nited States, are planning to spend more money j for their armies and navies than ever \ before. Quotation# from Gen. March and Admiral Badger ?o the effect that In creases in the army and navy were | toarie necessary by the league of na ] ttons were used by Senator Borah in his speech. . Gen. Maurice, of England, was quoted as having said that "to eo^ force economic pressure there must be a large army and navy, and the America^ republic will be expected to do her share." Denounces Conscription. Senator Borah denounced the action of the Peace Conference In not In corporating In the treaty a provision to make disarmament compulsory. He said It was not done because such a plan would have interfered with the militaristic Ideas of the European nation*. He also criticised the failure to have the treaty contain a prohlbl- ; tion against conscription, and said that by reason of this failure the na tions are left to apply conscription whenever they choose. England has now resorted to con scription. Senator Borah said, for the purpose of /aising an army of 1.000,000 men with which she proposes to en force her orders under the league of nations arrangement. Senator Borah also took occasion t.. criticise former President Taft for telling the people that unless there is a league of nations there will be large expenditures for armaments and there will be disarmament If the Ititttie is established. Senator Borah charged that the peo ple of the United States had been deliberately misled into the belief that the league of nations would bring about a substantial movement toward disarmament. ASKS WAR MEDALS FOR LOYAL WOMEN A stirring plea for recognition by Congress of the part played by American women in the world war wrf? made in the Senate yesterday by * Senator Reed. His remarks were addressed to an amendment to the army appropriation bill to confer the thanks of Congress and a medal upon all members of local and distrtet draft boards. As a result of Senator Reed's op position to this amendment it was rejected, and the entire subject matter of conferring recognition upon the men and women will be incorporated Mn a new bill. Senator Reed declared he thought it grossly unfair to give medals to the draft officials and overtook the ( women who performed such noble service during the war. He said: "I would 4 thousand times rather . confer medals upon the women who I toiled in the hospitals or on the i battle IfaN or who served in ftrl ou.?* capacities elsewhere than l would upon the men who simply remained at home and passed upon ] the m*n who happened to- be j drafted." COMMITTEE FAVORS SIBERIAN INQUIRY Favorable report on Senator Hiram Johnson's resolution asking the ad-1 ministration for information on the Russian military policy was ordered yesterday by the Senate Foreign Re lations Committee. The committee amended the reso lution to provide that the President, ii.stead of the Secretary of State and the Secretary of War. shall, if not incompatible with public interest, in form the Senate why American troops were sent to Siberia anci why they are being kept there. ASKS FEDERAL GRANT FOR HOME BUILDING A bill to cncourage home owner *ftip and the building of homes was introduced in the House yesterday by Representative Fitzgerald. The bill provides for the author ization of a loan of Io0.000.000, to be dispensed by the Federal Farm Loan Board through the twelve Federal land banks in the same manner and under the same regu lations as now obtain in connec tion with monies loaned. The bill stipulates that loans, not to exceed $5,000 to one borrower, shall be made for the purchase ot land for agricultural purposes, for the purchase of equipment for the same, and fo^ building and im provement of farm lands. Would Abolish Penalty On Electric Light Bills A resolution to repeal that section of the Distrlft statutes which per mits the Potomac Electric Power Company to assess a penalty upon consumers of electric light who fail to pay their bills within ten days was Introduced In the House by Rep resentative Fitzgerald yesterday, and referred to the District Committee. 'This bill Is designed to wipe out an entirely unwarranted and unjust privilege, which the Pepco. like th? gas company, now enjoys." said Rep resentative Fttxgerald He announced that he propoaed to move for a hearing upon boUl meas ures early in July. OH, KIDDIES! A WHOLE STAR-CHAIN OF GOOD THINGS COMING TO YOU IN THE COLUMNS OF THE WASHINGTON . HERALD WE BET YOU CAN'T GUESS WHAT'S FIRST Read The Washington Herald Tomorrow Important Happenings In Congress Hines Says Wilson Should Have Free Hand During | Emergency. The Senate bill to deprive the Bresl dent of the power to rebate rs? . road rates, and make the responsible for the payment of 1 dg merus arising prior to Federal trol was vigorously opposed by rector General Hlne. before the House Interstate and Foreign Commerc Committee yesterday. Judgments obtained again Railroad Administration ?urin* *? * ernment con<?*. the Sector Genera staafld. *111 *>? ''aid Th"' * ? Km\rnfVnd "arfbeTn/paM wUho'ut | rate-making be left n0*ri^ o" goVernment ma'tro'rand this Should apply to Intra as to interstate bust "'Sl,. ? tn,e. for one thing, be ?he Vnited States government. cause the I nite ^ assumed re for . i| tkA railroad sit SKST" must ^V"rTTa KMi^alan??.r or^ tional policy in regard jSr-s-"*."; trie meoi> " relative cost or proportionate to the d bus|. inters%;" tr Urg.lV a theoretical "'fier It is difficult to get any ?o ?op?"to a,-ree upon a formula '?:,(,h,rr??t remain, respong -tsr?rs T^ter TnthU agement of'thtTraUroads. control over '"-r^is'i. an emergency, and If the government is without ^ im^os^ble t? earr? out "he conception of Federal control. COXEY SEES REVOLT BY LABOR BREWING j Mu"g on a volcano nowj brewln* ^oxeVof "Coxey's Amy" told the House Banking and Currency ( Committee y^rd?f.. th.t - rev0. The "general added that a revo lution. against which he * working, is threatening In theUnlted Stat is. He was testifying in support of ? bill to provide public Improvements and work for the employment of S?Member?* of' ^committee sug gested^ use of the word "revo lution" might incite ignorant work er, to violence. The witness ad mitted that such might bft*>e case. The committee then called t? the --.?..mIV attention some of his re m'arkV 'n a pimph^t to this effect: "Failing: In th?? peaceful and d? slrabie mode, then "vol?tlon_ Think it over; ?* thera anything else lert for us to 4o!" \ *2 ~ ' . " - / EMPLOYMENT INQUIRY RUNS AGAINST SNAG Afttr hearing several witnesses placed on the ^tand by Representa tive Blanton. the joint labor com mittee of the Senate and House yes terday decided that its powers wtre not sufficiently broad to Investigate the United States Employment Serv ice. The inquiry Is concerned with the advisability of creating a per manent Federal employment serv ice. The committee declined to hear Stanley R. Lynn, of the transporta tion section of the Employment Service, through whom Representa tive Blanton declared he could show misappropriation of transportation funds. In executive session the committee decided to hear Lynn to- j day and then close the inquiry. 40 PER CENT PAY RISE FOR G.P.O. House Committee Reports' Favorably on Bill to In crease Wages. The employes of T'ncle Sam's big printery were made happy yesterday when they were informed that Rep resentative K4ess. chairman of the FYinting Committee of the House, has recommended an increase of pay amounting to $486,652 for the approxi mately 1.592 compositors, pressTfien and bookbinders. This means an in crease from 60 and 6 cents an hour to 75 cents an hour. It wa8 stated that the committee, in fixing upon 75 cents, took into con sideration the fact that the bonus of 1210 a year, vhie.h becomes availa ble July 1, wi'l add substantially 10 cents an hour to the rate proposed by the bill. This will make the rate for day work approximately 85 cents an hour, and the night rateN$l an hour. The pay of 732 employes is in creased 15 cents an hour above the rate now paid by the bill as amended. It increases the pay of 831 other em ployes 10 cents an hQur, and of twen ty-nine others cents an hour. Thi3, with the larger bonus and the in crease granted by Congress last July, makes the average increase in the pay of printers, pressmen and book binders 1750 each per annum, or about 40 per cent. PLAN LONG TRIP BY MOTOR CORPS Army Transport Men to Start Transcontinental Tour Here on July 7. The War Department has com pleted plana for a transcontinental tour on a large scale by the Motor Transport Corps under actual world war conditions, starting from Wash ington Julv 7. and proceeding along j %the route of the Uncoln Highway through eleven States to San Fran cisco, a distance of 3,030 miles. Two full strength Motor Trans port Corps truck companies will operate the convoy. The train will, consist of approximately sixty trucks, accompanied by auxiliary trucks and equipment of anti-air craft,'' engineer, medical, field artil lery and air service units. The personnel will comptise ten officers and 810 men of the Motor Transport Corps, two officers and thirty men of the Engineer Corps, in addition to officers and men of; the auxilfary detachments. This is the first time that the ' government has provided a train or ; this c'naractcr for crossing the Rockies and the Sierra Nevadas t,o the Pacific Coast. The purposes of the tour are both military and edu- | cational. ^ One of the objects is to collect de tailed data for use In the technical training of commissioned and enlisted personnel of the Motor Transport Corpa in operating truck trains, and to procure recruits for the enlisted personnel of the 'Motor Transport Corps, and for the trrlning schools for mechanics which will open lYi Sep tember. It is proposed th.it President Wilson start the convoy off from Washington i on the afternoon of July 7 by exer-1 cises to be held in L.afayette Square, j Here a monument is V? be dedicated j as the starting point for all national highways. Schedule Change*. New Train Serv ice, Southern Rnilrond. Effective Saturday. June 28, train | No. 7 will leave Washington 2:50 1 p. m., Saturdays only, for Harrison-j burg and intermediate points West' of Manassas. Train No. 21, leading Washington 3:55 p. m., will operate! daily except Saturday and Sunday, j CANTALOUPES To the Trade We receive every day a car of each of the following Famous Brand* of California Cantaloupes: / THE AMERICAN BEAUTY BRAND THE THREE MELON BRAND For the benefit of the Washington consumers ,we have ar ranged this liberal supply of Cautaloupes. Insist on your dealer supplying you with the above Well known brand' and you will be assured that you have the BEST. Gofden & Company Wholesalers PREFERS "REDS" TO PROFITEERS * Anarchist Bombs Do Less Harm Than Food Experts, Says Representative. j Representative La Guardia, at a meeting of Betsy Kou Poet, No. 1, American Legion, last night In Me morial Centennial Hall, made a scath ing attack on Director of Bales Hare and tfls force of "experts" who are going to Europe to sell foodstuffs needed for home consumption. "An occasional bomb thrown by a i red-handed anarchist," said La Guar dia, "does less harm than a man like j C. W. Hare, who must go to Europe to sell meat because the American hooso hold cannot uso a six-pound tin of roast beef,vOr because the American cook does not know how to prepare bacon that has been cured for army I consumption. "The reason I* plain. A recent ar ticle In a Washington newspaper ? showing the prices of foodstuffs in three American rltlsh would Indicate :that the American housewife is more accustomed to dainty fodr-o^nce tins of ifieat than to six-pound cans. "Khank God, men like ttye New York Senator who voted for sending those experts to Europe at a tremendous cost to find a market for the food stuffs American palates are hunger ing for are not representative Amer i lean citizens. , "And a? I sat in that committee to day. I could not but wonder how . C. W. Hare, who draws $25,000 a year salary, and his corps of experts, one at $10,000 and six at $8,000 each a , year, would have looked in the khaki. I or the navy blue standing in line wait ' ing to sign Uncle Sam's payroll tor $30 a month." Other features of the evening were an address by Mrs. Buel, of Connecti^j cut, Nationat D. A. K. committee member; a talk by Col. E. Lester, Jones, of the American Legion, and an illustrated talk on the song, "Our America," by Miss Kittie Cheatham, of New York. Police News Horse Run* Avray. j A horse driven by Richard A. Col-; ston, 1138 (Jenoe street northwest, yesterday ran away at Eleventh and G streets northwest. colliding with 1? machine driven by Mrs. G. Nord linger, 1933 Nineteenth street north west. The horse broke loose from the wagon and ran down the street, knocking down E. D. Trouser, 734 Tenth street northwest, and bruis ing him about the body. Killed by Electric Shock. While hoisting an ice can from a tank in the plant of the Fusseli Young Ice Cream Company. 1306 Wisconsin avenue northwest. George ; Carson. 43 years o}d, 1259 Wiscon ; sin avenue northwest, received an 1 electric shock which killed him In i stantly. Coroner Nevitt issued a verdict fit death by accident, * Negro Attack* Negrress. Louise Simmons, colored, 2858: Sixth street northwest, was knocked down yesterday by a negro while on President street northwest, west of1 Connecticut avenue, and dragged into thm woods. The ryan is described as about i five feet eight inches tail, and wear ing a blue coat and dark gray trousers. Stricken In Library. While in the reading room at Congressional Library last night. Eugene Quay, of Chicago, 111., was stricken with apoplexy. He was taken to Casualty Hospital, where it was said he will recover. Take Car of Boose. George Albert Harman, 1129 Vir ginia avenue southeast, was arrest ed late last night on the Rockvillc pike, just over the District line, for violation of the Reed amend ment. A car Harman was driving; was found to contain sixty "short- ! ies," six quarts of whisky and three j quarts of wine. Wagon Driver Exonerated. The Coroner's Jury yesterday return ed a verdict of "death from accident due to carelessness on part of the j deceased" 1n the case of George Gos j sin. who died in Casualty Hospital Tuesday from a fractured skull, as I the result of being run down by a I wagon driven by George W. Thomas, at Florida avenue and W street north i west. Thieves Rub It In. Dallas, Texas. June 25.?Edmond ; Edwards, colored, says he wouldn't have minded it so much if thieves who robbed his home of $G0 hadn't j set fire to the house to hide the theft. Plan Fight on Transfer*. To determine if possible some means to have the 2-cent transfer abolished is the object of a meet ing to be held at 8 o'clock tonight by representatives of civic and | trade organizations at Musicians'! Hall, 100* E street. | Liberty and Victory Bonds CASHED at HIGHEST PRICES We Alio Pay Cash for. Part Paid Liberty Bond Cards CASH Paid for WAR SAVINGS .STAMPS Without Going Through Any Red Tape We Use No Checks We Pay Cash Inquire elsewhere for prices, bnt don't sell your bonds or stamps until yon get our prices. Libeity Investment Co. Ffcone Main 7RS? 920 F Street N. W. % Open Dally 8tSO n.m. to t p.m. ONLY 7 TEARS OLff, ON CITY'S PAYROLL This id Teddy Colderon. 7 year* old, world's youngest paid munici pal employe. He is on the official payroll of A. C. Benton, superin tendent of playgrounds for Ala meda. Cal.. and receives 6 cents a Wfek for picking up stray papers and helping keep the playgrounds clean. "I don't like to wa*te time on game* when there'* work to be done." says Teddy. ALLIES DEMAND HUNS SET DATE FOR FIN^L ACT COSTIN*l*n> FROM PAGE ONE. out that the use of this seal might be construed later as offic.ally binding the United State* and raise possible International difficulties in the event of unfavorable action by the United States Senate, Mr. Wilson recalled the official seal, substituting his per sonal one. The all-absorbing question now Is, "When will tfio Germans sign.*" It is pointed out that the Ger man.- would do better to act with despatch, since their admission into the league of nati<jns depends largely upon their conduct. Such acts as the t.ink:ng of the German fleet, the Interminable peace cor respondence and their present de laying strategy arc plainly not \ helpful to Germany's case. Forh Ready to Strike. Allied military preparedness has j In no way relaxed and Foch is ; ready to strike at an instant's ' notice. If the Germans hope to repeat! their tactics of the first plenary j session attended by them, when 1 Count von Rrockdorff-Rantz "i | took occasion to launch a bitter tirade, they will b?- disaM/Oini*-d. for the only speech on the program for the slpnal session will be : President Ciemenceau's opening | aodresj*. It is understood the Germans will be , I J informed to thU eftoct though thero , Is Ma* doubt whether the> may not Insist upon "freedom of speech" and either Just before or after signing rc | cite >11 their mental reservation* ! There will be no exchange of friend ly diplomatic visits between allied and j german peace delegation*, this being another point in which the conclusion of the present peace differs from for mer occasions when such visits formed the entering wedge of general concilia- , tion. The only direct evidence that the trnr Is ended and the Germans are I no lonrer regarded as foes will be a I salute by the French guard when the I Teuton plenipotentiaries leave the i Trianon Palace after signing. 4 Die, 3 Hurt in Rail Omsk Memphis. Tenn., June 25.?Four men were killed and three injured when ' two Louisville and Nashville freight trains collided head-on at Faxon, near Paris. Tenn.. early today. All were members of the train crews, and all lired at Paris, Tenn. CottM Mill Striks Contiaae*. London, June 26.?The Manchester I correspondent of the Chronicle said I today he had been informed that the ] cotton mill owners had rejected the J proposed settlement for the strike, I which was reported to have been 1 called off yesterday. A court In Chicago was recently called upon to settle a dispute be- j tween a man and his wife over the , question a* to whether the wash-rag should be hung in the kitchen or the i bathroom. Year rings on the scales of nsh are used in Norway and Franoe to determine the age of sardines, wheth-1 er they have reached their ruli j growth nnd when they will tpawn TECH GRADUATES ELECT OFFICERS Mylcs F. Connors Heads ' Alumni Association During New Year. Myles F. .Connors was i?rtiWent of ths McKtnley Manual Training: School Alumni Amo< iation. at a meeting laat nfaht in the auditorium of the school. Other officer* choscn are: William Bastfan. first vice president; Carrie L. Hastings, recording secretary; Marshal H. Johnson, correspondence secretary, and Theodore Hooasr. treasurer. McKlnley's honor roll of those who served In the war contains S31 nwnn. j thirty-two of whom made the supreme I sacrifice. It was declared by the pas* I tng president, Roy F. Carty. in his ! report. The association files show i 1.176 active members. I H. I. Wilson, president of the <Gen eral Organisation Society of the school, i had charge of the evening's entertain | BMt Dancing and refreshment fol lowed the business meeting. until the familiar old aectlon bell spoke tue dis persing hour. Fiad Booze ia "0?b." Des Moines. June SB.?Ought to be a big aale In case lots of rolled oat* today. Cops yesterday found two cases of oats containing twelve <juarts of whisky each. The Typhoon Cooling System at The Maynard Makes It the Coolest Dining-room in Washington. Maynard Cafe, 61112th St. Special Club Lunch 12 to 3 P. M. SQc 12 to 3 P.M. * French Pastry, Pies, Cakes, As sorted and Fancy Cakes and Hot Rolls. Baked Fresh Daily. Phone our Order Dept. Franklin 379. Good Home Cooking Pleasant Surroundings. Table d'Hote Dinner 4 to 8 P. M. ? Rare Opportunity Seminary Lane and Duke Street Extended West Alexandria Lot containing 7,560 square feet; a frontage of 72 feet, depth 110, to 10-ft alley. 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