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|kV| for the financial management wai
found
"Tou took Charles M. Schwab to con- j
struct ships. He was a driver of men
and not an accountant. He got contracts
and pushed them, leaving the
itccountlng to the proper division. Similarly
you took P. A 8. Franklin to direct
the operation of the programme.
Here, again, was a man familiar with
his work, able to lay down fundamental
principles and a safe working prolamine,
but no man with the accounting
ability to take care of the huge sums
approprp. trd had beer found. This could
and should have been done. If the Government
had goflh to Judge Gary and
told him the Government was at war
and wanted, not Judge Gary himself, but
liis very best comptroller, then a man
with the experience and the ability
would have been produced."
Mutce Profits Permitted.
Mr. Glllen testified that owners of
ships requisitioned by the Government
in 1917 were allowed to make profits far
in excess of what this country allowed
other industries to make and far in excess
of what Great Hrtafn allowed her
ship owners whose ships were common
'.eered In the emergency.
Under the present valuation of tonnage,
he said. It is impossible for this
country to operate tin efficient merchant
marine. He said the price of ships
should be cut to 12"> a .lead weight ton
and a sound investment market for ship- I
ping organizations created by establish- j
in,; a fair value for tonnage. The pref
cnt rates were fixed by Congress and i
... . not by the Shipping Board.
"The American people fall to realize." ;
said Mr. Gillen, "that they have amortized
more than $2,000,000,000 of the
value of these ships built as a war
emergency when a bridge of ships was
demanded. A loss must be accepted
due to the emergency under which they
were built, the same as it is for unused 1
powder.
"The market for ships is not what it
was In December. At that time if they '
could have been sold at a fair price between
800 and 600 ships would have j
x bern absorbed by the Amor! : an "^rkct |
"This Government must bravely meet
the conditions and sell the .ships at mar- ;
I Uet prices, the same as Secretary Hous- ,
I ton is advising Americans to do with I
other commodities."
The Government also faces a loss. Mr. j
Glllen said, on the ships which were
sold shortly after the armistice to
"pioneers" for about $200 per dead- j
weight ton. Since then these owners
Have mode no profit because of the fall
in freight rates, and the Government
(lias sold othef ships for $125 per ton. j
The "pioneer" ojierrtors face ruin and
the Government faces a loss because the
ships were not sold outright, but on the
instalment plan, and if the firms art
Imnkrupt the Government will have the
old ships thrown hack upon its hands.
Fuund Funds In ICIs ht \. V* Bunk*
Mr. Gillcn described himself as an expert
in the reorganization of large business
enterprises until the war started.
He joined the War Indu-tries Board
then, he said, and furnished the basic
principles of industrial mobilization
. which were instituted by Bernard M.
Baruch. After a year he accepted a position
with Judge I'ayne on condition
that he would, he unhamjiered In his
work and answerable only to the chatr|
man.
In the fall of last. year. Mr. Glllen
said, he discovered that of the 8,000
voyage accounts only eight had been audited
since the beginning of the war.
anil that mere were no aaui uy v>u>u?
the Shipping Board could determine how
much of its funds was In the hands of
ship operators or where those funds
were. He made a hurried trip to New
York In October, he said, and found
that eight banks held J21.250.000 of
Shipping Board funds. He learned that
many ship operators were maintaining
bank accounts with Shipping Board
money In their own names. He estimated
that these accounts would total
Ave or six millions more.
Upon learning these facts, he said, he
recommended to Judge Payne that
changes should be made in the accounting
system. It was then that the force
of 900 accountants was put to work to
trace the funds. By February 1, 15?20.
more than 4,000 of these accounts had
been audited. They showed that the excess
funds In the hands of the ship |
operators were $120,000,0(^0, none of
which was shewn by any records until
the work of bringing the accounts up to
date was undertaken.
Since then, Mr. tlillen saM, the Shipping
Hoard has maintained a central
fund of $10,000,000 for emergency uses
of the 176 ship operators throughout the
country.
Mr. OHlen testified that since Its In- \
ception the Shipping Board lias handled
approximately $3,SoO.000,000. This represents
Congressional appropriations of
$9,450,000,000 and $400,000,000 collected
fild, some |6t>,*'(>0,000 remains in the i
hands of the Shipping Board.
Defect* Rercalcd by Claims.
The witness said the Emergency Fleet
Corporation had to take care of and
d'tburse appropriations from Congress
? mounting to f 3.int.000,000. He said It
wan necessary to have account* of cash
advanced to shipbuilders, money paid to
ship owners on requisitioned vessels an.l
separate accounts for labor and ai
Classes of maturlal.
Shortly after the books were opened,
he said, they were all taken to Phil ifielphia.
Meanwhile final contracts
were being entered Into at Washington
v. hlle an enormous construetlo pr ?rirmme
was going on at Phtlad dphla.
1'ooks also were opened In the thirteen
Ci TistrucUnn districts.
The defects of the system were sejn
when Ind'vidual contractors brought up
claims for final settlement. Judge
k Payne, he said, called bis attention to !
' ' the large number of outstanding claims
and th? fact that no records were avail- ,
1 :>hle whereby ho could determine than
ounts due.
Mr. <?i;ie:i ;.:>ilnc<l the rule limiting
the Government s liabilities In the cases
of requisitioned ships. The ru'e was
V laid dov ; by j>11 f'otton of the firof
McAdoo. Cotton Jk Frankl'r., an I
fnar Admlrsl Washington L. Cspps i
The English practice was for the Government
to take over anything It nee I- ;
ed and pay only Just compensation,
without responsibility for ronsequcntU.
damuges. The "Cotton" rule was thit
ttv. Government, took nv< r yards ships
on the ways and mater als In the yardi. ,
but wiumtd no liabilities to carry out
the contracts already esiterrd Into. Th e
was a wise rule. Mr. Oillen said, at.d
waved the Government more than flfO
000,000.
Tlie requisition programme called for
1 .in expenditure "f fS " i.-i the ? It
nee* said. The construction division hac
no record 'if invrnitorlva In the >ar'l.j,
no record of payments to owners fot
labor, and not for many months wus It
J.nown how much tnutiruil win on h.itul
IJefore these facts Arrived many large
claims l.ad been settled at a tremendoui
loss to the Uoverninent b a mo. th? i
was no dntn to combat exorbitant claims
(Gamble on Sforwsj font rnetti.
An Instance given by the witness w?uthat
of t) . it tanker William .Jeffec-m
being built at the Union iron Works
When tak n over tho snip was about '
per cont. complete The owner had contracted
to pay 91,011,100 and had palo
on ?ci him f> ' In the ? ttti i< n>
ths owner received $2.(70.(40, or more
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Farm Credit
Wasted $100,000,000
0MAHA, Nov. 17.?Commenting
on the money situation as j'
it affects the farmer J. W. Short- ,
hill of Omaha, former secretary
of the Nebraska Farmers' Coop- .,
erative Grain and Live Stock As- i |
sociation, told delegates attend- i
ing the association's annual meet- ('
ing here to-day that more
than $100,000,000 was spent in i?
Nebraska recently "on worthless ! <
stocks and other foolish ven- j
tures that we choose to call in- j
vestments." Touching upon credit
for tho farmer Mr. Shorthill declared
:
"We have already had too
much credit rather than too little.
There has been so much
credit in Nebraska that foolish |
ventures were made when we
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than double his contract price, according
to Mr. Glllen. Ill addition the Government
paid out more than ?300,000 to
complete the ship.
Mb. Gillen said this settlement was;
made at Washington without adhering,
to the "Cotton rule," without the knowl- !
edge of the Emergency Fleet Corporation
and without reference to yard data.
The settlement was made by "trading." I
Contracts were gambled on in Nor-1
way, Mr. Glllen said. For Instance, a !
contractor had a contract calling for1
3160 a deadweight ton ['ending the sot-j
tlernent. He would sell it for $1711. Tills
process continued untii in some cases the
last holder put in a claim for $321) a
deadweight ton.
Mr. Gillen said that the Government
paid profiteer prices for settlement of j
the ?claim of the Mitsui Company for;
ships requisitioned at the yards of the!
Skinner A- Eddy Company on the i'acific
coast. The Mitsui Company had contracted
for ships at $2S5 a ton and were
allowed to pass that on to the Government.
. '
Judge Payne adopted the rule soon
after he took office, Mr. Glllen said,
that no claim would be paid until a complete
audit of all the accounts had been
made. These audits disclosed that some
$562,000,000 of ship materials which the
Emergency Fleet Corporation had delivered
to contractors had never been
distributed among the yards or charged
to the accounts of the Individual connt
U.o av-v.....1 nf fllllltV I
accounting.
Mr. Cillen said that Judge Payne by
laying down basic principles had saved
the Government large sums of money.
Ho cited a number of instances. One of |
them was the claim presented by the >
Norwegian ship owners in what was j
known as the "Christlania Group" for
fifteen ships requisitioned by the United
.States. The Norwegians presented a !
claim for $14,157,000. After an investlga- >
tion the Shipping Board allowed only
$2..'i0fi.387. Other Instances involved Italian
and French claimants. In each case
Judge Payne by applying the "Cotton
rule" cut down their claims.
Tells of Piorr and Jones Case.
Awards have been completed on all !
but two or three of the 451 ships which j
the .Shipping Board commandeered, Mr. |
fHllen said.
The witness discussed the "famous |
Pusey & Jones case," describing the ;
method by wh'chthe Qoverntnant took
over the SiM.OuO.OOO worth of ship con- [
tracts which the Cunard Company j
placed in this country for the British I
gcvrrnmcnt prior to the entry of the!
I i lted States into the war. The contracts
were let to Pusey & Jones ;
through Christian. Hannov'g. suiil to '
have been tho sole stockholder of the
Pusey & Jenes Company and its five
subsidiaries. The Cunard Company ad- ,
\snctd more than W.OOO.O'iO to liltti before
tlie contracts were turned over to !
the Shipping Board. In the settlement |
the board deducted the 13,000.000 from ,
its allowance to Hannovlg of 17.107,<i00. '
Mr. "filien said that ilann^vig at- ! ,
tempted to collect a profit for both tho i
work of the Pusey it Jones Company |
and its subsidiaries.
Robert A. Dean, the uttorney in
charge of the negotiation of many of
Ihe settlements, was described by Mr.1
allien as a man who "lacked resist-1
ance." though he declared fhat there
was no doubt of Mr. Dean's absolute
integrity.~ Me said, however, that a
claimant with lots of nerve cutiK! press
a claim nnd "get away with it" when
fh< Shipping Board official lacked ill"
intimate knowledge of the contract
terms.
i" - ? ? ?? T#*i,n ti Rnnsiter. dlrec
lire i.ui.k tor
of operations, was brought into the
testimony. Mr. Giilen said that Itosslter
had admttted to htm that he did not I
know anything about the aeoounts : that
thty were the business of the treasurer
or or mptrolter. Mr. Giilen said a matter
of some 1120.000.000 was floating
around the country and nobody knew
where It was.
Mr. Rosslter told me," said Mr.
Giilen, "that he did not know where It
was, but he understood It was somewhere."
Mr. Giilen characterised the work of
Mr. Tweednle in bringing tip to date the
old accounts of the Shipping Board as
There Is a
Without "Sa
Wo saw it some tij
dictionary of finant
plained "debenture"
and words like that
But it bad no room f
word like "safety
Uint word in all th<
Prudence-Bonds ha
strongest feature?t
Mortgages behind t
expanding margins
of the rapid retiring
tv in the amount w
?safety in the pled
sources as a (iuarar
principal.
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write for Booklet J-l
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'one of the most courageous and cffli
Ment pieces of work I have ever seen." 1
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Tneedsle's Work Counts.
When Mr. Twee dale took office, the
witness said, he at once took steps to
omply with the act of Congress requtrng
an accounting of the finances of the
ward. By October. 1919, lie filed atatenenta
for the months of July and Aufust,
1918. and every month thereafter
re filed staVments covering two more
nouths until now. when he Is nearly up
Willi Hie work.
Mr. Gillen said that theie was no
evidence of fraud In any of these ac- 1
counts. If there had been any fraud, j
he said, it would have showed up wh?n j
Tweedale got to work 011 the vouchers, j
However, he sai l that payrolls never j
could be checked up, and that after all |
the system "left the dcor wide open to 1
fraud." He said also that the American j
shipbuilders as a rule were honest, 1
though frequently taking rather high
profits when they could get them.
The profits allowed ship owners at
a time when other industries were supposed
to bo content with 10 per cent,
profit was a bad feature of the system,
Mr. Gillen said. He explained that 80
per cent, of the private owners had
milt their shins several years ajfo at a
cost of about. $75 per deadweight ton.
The Government allowed them 10 per
'ent. for depreciation and 15 per cent
'or profit and interest. This would not
lave been objectionable, he said, if the
iO or 25 per cent, profit had been on the
>riginal cost of the ships, which was
575 a ton. The trouble lay in the fact
hat the value was Jumped from 575 to
5175. allowing the owners what Mr. Gilen
called "some considerable profit."
The figures given by Mr. Gillen
showed that the Shipping Board allowed
51.15 a month for each deadweight ton
jf cargo ships and $5.75 a month for
O&ssenger vessels. At the same time the
British Government was paying slightly
nore than $2 for the freighters it had j
commandeered and $4.15 for the pussen- j
ger vessels. To earn this money, how- j
ver, the English operators had to puy
their crews and for their deck and engine
room supplies. The United State3
Government paid ship owners the high
figures free of all charges.
Mr. Gtilen quoted Judge Payne as
saying that the American ship owners <
were handsomely treated. lie also j
pointed out that every other Industry ;
was being held down to a normal profit
and non-essential Industries being put
out of business altogether. With the
ship owners, Mr. Gillen said, the Government
guaranteed compensation, paid
insurance charges and assumed the liahilltv
if shins were sunk. It even went j.
so l'ur as to provide crews.
"Coddling" SUIp Owners.
I
"Shipping dollars aren't any more
sacred than dollars In any other line of ]
business," declared Mr. Gil'en in making ;
his objections to the "coddling" of the j
ship owners more emphatic.
Representative Kelley asked Mr. Gil- |
len If the right type of men had been
put In charge of Shipping Board affairs j
nt the beginning. The. witness replied j
that obviously something was wrong: j
that the squabbles over wooden versus J
steel ^shtps would never have occurred j
otherwise and that all the tangled ac- \
counts and other mixups would have j
been prevented.
"But how about before Judge Payne?" j
asekd Representative Kell>y. "Have you ,
any criticism to make of the men ap- j
pointed to hand'c the work?"
"That is not a fair question." replied j
31T*. Allien. i I'm kii nonoio.uic ^onu*:man?and
a Republican as well, Mr.
Kelley."
Representative Kelley Insisted on
knowing more about the opinions of the
witness en the early annolntrnents. Mr.
Oillen at first said he did not think that
Ine of questioning quite fair to him on
account of his having been a Wilson appointee.
Then he Jumped to his feet i
suddenly, nan god tils flat against the
table and shouted;
"I'll try to answer your questions,
anyhow! I hove told President Wilson
and I have told the President-elect, Mr
Harding, that the big administrative
Jobs of *he Government should have men
of known administrative ability.
"It Is the duty of the President to
tell the ?ennte committees whioh have
'he approval of these appointments that
the responsibility la* theirs .is much as
his. Make the Senate take the responsibility
like It do-a in treaty making and
let the President not feel hurt when It
disapproves of some men.
"Not until we cut out the polities! appointments
for these big administrative
Jobs?and the Democrats are no more to
blame than tb.o Republicans?will we
have efficient government In this eoun- j
trv. Too many politicians get. the Jobs
where 'airplane vision' Is needed. The j
Senate should do more than wee that the i
President's appointees to administrative
Jobs have some experience In addition to
being of good moral character."
,Mr. Olllen sat back In his chair and}
smiled apologetically.
"I beg your pardon," he said, "but this
is a hobby of mine."
TO GIVE I'P ALIEN COPYRIGHTS
London, Nov. 17.?Tho Hoard of
Trade has directed the Public Custodian
to divest himself of copyrights previously
owned by German and Austrian Nationals
and of patents previously owned |
by Austrian and Bulgarian Nationalists.
Dictionary
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MORSE FREIGHT LINE
IN RECEIVER'S HANDS
Atlantic - Adriatic Steamship
Corporation Hit by Drop
in Rates.
LIABILITIES 83,000,000
Seven Vessels Purchased From
Shipping* Board Said to
Be Sole Ass?rs*.
The Atlantic-Adriatic Steamship Corporation,
recently organized by Benjamin
W. Alorse, a son of Charles W.
Morse, to operate a lino of freighters
between New York and Mediterranean
ports, was forced into a receivership
yesterday because of tho decline In
The Morse concern owns seven ships
purchased from the United States Shipping
Board on time payment. Only
$5,000 has been paid on each vessel thus
far, it was said The total purchase
price was approximately $6,500,000. Five
oi the ships are German war prizes; the
other two were built by the Emergency
Fleet Corporation. They are the Pawnee,
Ascutney, Arcadia, Andalusia,
Pequot, Englewood and Galesburg.
George W. Sterling, assistant director
ot operations tor the Shipping Board,
was appointed equity receiver by Judge
Julius M. Mayer in the United States
District Court. The complaint was filed ]
by Marsh A McLennan, insurance j
brokers of 80 Maiden lane, in an equity
suit to recover $27,325 for insurance
premiums. The liabilities of the defend- J
ant are estimated at more than
$3,000,000; assets were not stated, but
are said to consist principally of the
seven ships.
Of the liabilities alleged In the bill of
equity $500,000 was said to be involved
in litigation.
\V. Davis Conrad, counsel for the
Shipping Board, Issued a statement,
which follows In part;
"Owing to the falling freight rates
the Atlantic-Adriatic Steamship Corporation
nos found itself In temporary
'financial difficulty.
"it has been -decided that to conserve
the best interests of all concerned a receiver
be appointed. Mr. Sterling's experience
and reputation as a shipping
man give assurance that the affairs of
the company will be administered prop
erly. it is stated Dy otnciais 01 ino
United States Shipping Board that there
is no criticism of B. W. Morse's administration
of this company, so far as tiie
facts are now developed."
NEW HEAD I'OH TRINITY.
Hartford, Conn.. Nov. 17.?The Rev.
Remson Brinekerhoflf Ogllhy. former
master of Groton School at Groton,
Mass.. was inducted to-day as twelfth
president of Trinity College.
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the only peaceable solution of the problem"
French officiate arc seeking further Information
regarding reports from Lucerne
thut Queen Sophie during the last
few weeks received constant visits from I
Berlin officials, as well as bulky missives
from her brothers (the ex-Emperor
and Prince Henry of Prussia). These reports.
coupled with alarming signs that
a coup d'etat Is proposed by the Oerman
militarists, lead some observers here to
believe that an effort to again place
Constantlne on the throne will be simultaneous
with a movement to bring back
the Prussian regime to Berlin.
NEW GREEK PREMIER
AGAINST CONSTANTINE
But Former King May Rule
A Ut _ A J - ?_
r\g ci i# i, mm c rxurr mo.
fly Associated Press.
[ Athens, Nov. 17.?George Rhallis, j
who has formed a Ministry to take the
place of that of M. Venlzelos, always has
been opposed to the policies of M. Venizelos.
He Is known to be opposed to
former King Constantino also. Regarding
Constantlne, M. Rhallis said to-day:
"It Is possible that Constantino may
! return to power. In tills connection the
Allies should remember that he is more
pro-Greek than pro-German. He also is
something of a militarist."
"Constantlne Is our rightful King,"
former Premier Gounaris, leader of the
successful party In the Greek elections,
told the correspondent to-day, "and we 1
expect him back as soon as a plebiscite
is held showing that the people want
him.
"It was the intention of Constantlne
to 4-eturn after the plebiscite, and I have
no message so far from him that he is
coming earlier.
"We wish to avoid civil war and further
troubles. We shall pursue a policy
of conciliation, not vengeance, toward
the VenUellsts. We do not expect a
revolt in the army, which is really Constantlnlst.
"We shall continue the foreign policy
of Venizclos. Wc hope to keep Smyrna
through an amicable arrangement with
the Turks."
One of the election aftermaths here is
a report that supporters of Venizclos
planned a coup d'etat to prevent their
defeat. M. Montagna, Italian Minister. I
Is said to have called upon Venlzelos
and. informing him of the plot, told the i
Premier he would be responsible If there
was any bloodshed.
It is declared Premier Venlzelos. be- i
fore resigning-, issued the strictest orderB
for the enforcement of order.
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18, 1920.
ROBBER POLITE AS I
HE TAKES GEMS
Continued from First rage.
olry she was wearing, two of them, leaving
her under guard of Pierre, went
down and ransacked the house.
It was when these two returned 'Or the
first time that Pierre proved the quality
that Is In hlnu. The returning two
asked gruffly for the diamond collar
which Mrs. Palmer says she never I
owned, but which they, for some reason !
they did not give, were certain was I
about the plane. She told them she did 1
not have such an object and instantly i
they mentioned violence, bat Pierre reminded
them that they were talking to a
lady and. In the especial circumstances,
ought to accept her word, at least once.
Seeing the Inexorable reasoning of this
they went downstairs again.
After they had gone Pierre offered
Mrs. Palmer drink from a s!lv?r flask.
She refused it and he suggested a cigarette
This also she would not have,
and, removing her gag and telling her
that she could speak If she didn't speak
too loudly, he said that It was only fair
she have some prnall comfort In her situation
and begged her to say what It
would be. She did not have to think,
for she had been thinking of two things
for a long while; one was her bottle of
smelling salts and the other a throat
spray she uses. 1*1' "*re fetched tliem
forthwith.
She states also Tr*H five more umes
before (lawn he spoke up as her advocate
and ultimately seemed to convince
bis associates that there was no diamond
collar in the house. At all events,
they deslcteri from searching for it
toward daybreak, and shortly after that,
and for the fifth time, Pierre sprayed
Mrs. Palmer's throat and gave her a
pastille or lozenge for a cough she has.
"And now," he said, getting up to go.
"It will be well if no outcry is made until
we have been gone, say, half an hour."
It was about 7 :30 on Tuesday morning,
Mrs. Palmer said, when she regained
her liberty. Her servants
worked themselves loose and released
her. The police were notified within a
half hour more
WARREN SAYS ITALIANS
RESENT ADRIATIC DEAL
D,Annunzio's Agent Here Issues
Statement.
Whitney Warren, who recently was
appointed representative of tty? D'AnnuT.zto
Government in this country, is
soed yesterday a statement denying tha' J
tl ere was any general support in Italy j
f?.r ihe disposition of the Filume boundaries
made in* the treaty of Kapallo.
Mr. Warren said: . .
"America should be put on Its gua-d
.'.Killnal IV,., .
which convey the Impression that the
Italians as u nation are ready to accent I
the treaty of Rapalio. These rumors j
are distributed from Italy by the stUi
existing censorship and are consequent!/
of Governmental origin, with the ?dea 01
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inoculating the world with the Glollttl
microbe.
"Glollttl no more represented Italian
patrlotie feellrg at the conference of
Papalio than Mr. Wilson d'd American
at the conference In Parle. The boundaries
of Flume as proposed, far from
guaranteeing the safety of Italy, endanger
it, and Flume vulncraLle Dac^mes
a weakness rather than a strong
hold. Glollttl has so cleverly manipulated
public opinion that he haa g'ven
the general Impression, while sacrificing
Unlmatla and thus giving the control >f
the Adriatic to the Jugo-Slavs, thnt he
has general approbation. Realising
t'mt former Italian governments fell b>
csuse they were unable to give to the I
country a solution of tins 'roublojs
problem, this astute politician In order
to avoid the same pitfall, has signed a
tttaty which sacrifices Palmatia wh'le
accepting Flume without sufliclent strategical
guarantees.
"To DAlmatia D'Amunzio promisoj
Its emancipation at the same time he
did that of Flume. Ho v ll stand Oy
Ms oath. It should be clear In the mind
of every one that the Dalmatians are
rot Jugo-Slavs and never have been
except by a certain amount of infiltration.
They are Dalmatians above ad. I
which means Venetians of the great
Gulf of Venice, and therefore Italians,
even as are the Tuscans, the Lombards
or the Sicilians.
"To choose between accepting the or
l.thtening civilization and protection of
Itjj ly or the ever embroiled conditions
of the Balkan States would not be a
difficult one if the Dalmatians could be
left to themselves. This, however, is
Impossible. Happily, they have a charrp.on,
D'Annunzio.
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