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ONA REPUBLICAN
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL
TWENTY-NINTH YEAH
12 PAGES
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 7, 1919
12 PAGES
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
AVKIMAR. Wednesday, Feb. . 5.
Weimar today is filled with the most
notable throng that probably ever as
sembled in this beautiful little German
city. Some 3.000 German political
leaders, ranging in repute from such
well known men as Chancellor Ebert
1'hillip Scheidemann, Count von
Urockdorff Rnntzau, the foreign sec
retary, and Mattius Erzberger, to the
humblest and hitherto unknown fig-
ures, from every corner of the former
empire, have been gradually assembl
ing here and are ready for the open
ing tomorrow of the first German na
tional assembly.
All Arrangements Made
Special trains for the last two days
have been pouring passengers into
Weimar, until the city is filled to over
flowing. Yet so thorough and careful
had the arrangements for the as
sembly been made that virtually every
one who arrived had been given ac
commodations by nightfall yesterday.
fcich person not only had his living
quarters definitely assigned to him in
advance, but his eating place as well.
Weimar fortunately possesses an un
usual number of good, although small,
hotels. Virtually all of these were
requisitioned by the authorities en
trusted with the. task of making the
preparations for the assembly. They
took similar action in the case -of
many private and spare rooms in
residences. The Weimar Wohnungs
rath or residence bureau, then took up
The task and allotted living quarters
to specified groups, such as the min
isterial party, the members of the as
sembly and the correspondents, keep
ing each group together as nearly as
possible.
Protection is Ample
Weimar is strongly policed with
cavalry and infantry. Mounted troops
are constantly on patrol to prevent a.
possible spartacan atUck.
The government has occupied the
beautiful, ancient but recently renov
ated theater, where the assembly will
he held, and which has already been
transformed into the appearance of a
legislative chamber. The telegraph
service was busy today putting th
final touches on the tremendous extra
wire facilities, for the accommodation
oC both the newspapermen and the
1 legates to the assembly.
Although the constitution for the
new republic undoubtedly will be one
of the first subjects brought up, there
are some who would like to push to
tjie fore the discussion of a league of
nations, and there were predictions in
:mp. quarters today that this subject
might have first consideration.
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IRK FOR IDLE
BISBEE, Ariz., Feb. 6. Follow
ing a meeting tonight of the
community labor board for Co
chise county, at which estimates
showing a surplus of approxima
tely 1200 laborers in the county,
were presented, a telegram ad
dressed to Governor Thomas E.
Campbell was prepared, asking
that he use his influence with the
state legislature now in session, to
have an emergency bill passed, in
cluding road and reclamation work
projected for some time. The tele-
, gram will be circulated Friday and
signatures of organizations and
prominent citizens secured, in
order to add force to it. -
NEWS EPITOME
FOREIGN
Peret says the Huns are pretending
bankruptcy to avoid heavy indem
nities. ,
Mysterious presence of gas in rail
road tunnel is fatal to passengers.
London railway strike is ended.
German assembly is ready to meet
at Weimar today.
DOMESTIC
Seattle strike begins, with the entire!
city in a state of paralysis and
United States troops on hand to
guard against possible trouble.
" Bryan suggests U. S. own trunk
lines and states own distributing
roads.
Elihu Root justifies the activities of
the (National Security League.
'Biggest revenue bill' in the history of
the world is ready for action.
Heney investigates political contri
butions of the packers.
LOCAL
PARIS, Feb. 6. (By The Associated
Press) Germany is making utmost ef
forts to have the allies believe that sho
is nearing bankruptcy, declared Raoul
Peret, chairman of the budget commit
tee of the chamber of deputies, and
former minister of justice, in discuss
ing today the financial problem facing
the peace conference. The first meas
ures of the conference, along financial
lines, he added, should be to take meas
ures to prevent Germany from declar
ing herself an insolvent debtor or a
bankrupt state
"Then." rVret continued, "we should
immediately fix the amount of our ac
count against Jermany. which she
must be made to pay to the full limit
of her financial ability, without consid
eration for her feelings. It will be time
enough then to decide about the meth
od of payment. She may pay either in
capital or in yearly installments.
"I do not believe that Germany at
the present time is in the position to
pay a large amount in cash. NYe must
not demand from her too heavy pay
ment now. so as not to place her in a
position where she might argue that we
are strangling her and killing the goose
that is to lay the golden egg.
Use Military Until Paid
"Whether the installments we shall
demand from Germany be twenty, thir
ty or forty billions of francs yearlly,
depends entirely on our decision after
an investigation, as to what amount
Germany will he able to pay. These
payments would be guaranteed by cus
toms tariffs decided on at the confer
ence, reserving for ourselves the right
to raise such tariffs, should Germany
fail to meet her obligations.
"This would act as a means of coer
cion, because I do not believe that, we
should occupy Germany with a mi l tan
force until her debt is paid. It is ray
opinion that once, our armies of occu
pation return from Germany, all meas
ures should be taken to make .occu
pation unnecessary.
"I believe in the creation of a finan
cial society of nations, and that all ex
penses incurred by each nation should
be put in a common and an interna
tional tax, levied imon all, until such
debts are paid. Neutrals should be
included in this fnancal society of na
tons, especially those neutrals who
profted by the war. As a matter of fact
we are fighting for the neutrals as weil
as for ourselves, for had the German
pan-Germanist dream been realized, it
would not ave been long before Hol
land, Sweden. Norway, Denmark,
Switzerland and other neutrals would
have felt the weight of Germany's iron
fist."
Just Enough Raw Material
Discussing the question whether
Germany should be permitted to im
port raw material, so as to enable her
to resume her manufacturing industry,
M. Teret said:
"I do not believe that all importa
tions of raw material to the Germans
should be forbidden, because their in
dustry would then be at a standstill
and they would be unable to pay. Nei
ther do I believe that they should b3
permitted to import without limitation.
Leeause, with their lower wages, longer
working hours and undepleted supplies
of machinery, they would be able to
undersell any other country on th
market, which would be nirt" as g -
a calamity as being unable to pay.
However, it will be a long time befor
any European country can export any
raw material, and the question mainly
interests America.
''I should suggest that preferential
treatment be given th? allied countries,
as France. Belgium and Serbia have
suffered the greatest damage. Raw
material from America should be sent
to these three countries first, the over
flow being allowed to revert to Ger
many, so as to enable her to keep her
machinry working without enabling her
to undersell us.
Is Momentous Problem
'The financial problem is the most
momentous one. before the peace con
ference, and I am greatly surprised
that it has not been considered before
this The first thing usually done
when a societv is founded, is to elect a
treasurer. Thus, if a -ociety of nations
is founded, a treasurer should at once
be appointed by the creation of a fi
ranWal society of nations. The solution
of the problem, to my mind, is the
foundation of a financial society of na
tions, in which the. expenses of everv
belligerent opposed to Germany shall
be compiled into one sum. An inven
tory of Germany's resources should
then be made, and she should be made
to pav by every mark she can get
together. Then there should be inter
national tax, including the neutrals, to
make up the balance,"
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70,000 Strikers Now Paralyze City's In-!
dustries Street Cars Stopped AH
Schools Closed Theaters and Res
taurants Do Not Open Newspapers
Suspended Elevators Not Running.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 6 United States troops from
Six Billion Measure Report-1 Camp Lewis are quartered tonight in Seattle and Tacoma,
ed JYLucn Dissatislactionj to stand ready tor any emergency, as army oilicers said
Noted Will Probably todav, resulting trom the general strike tins morning ot
Pass With Slight Revision
Liquor Heavily Taxed
For Short Life Remaining
PDLITIGftL GIFTS
OF MEAT PACKERS
ROOT SUPPORTS
SECURITY LEAGUE
TEST CHART
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. Elihu Root,
honorary president of the National Se
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. The six
billion dollar war revenue bill, the
greatest tax measure in the history of
the world, was formally presented to
day in the house and will be called up
Saturday. It had been six months in
the making, had been passed once by
the house and had been revised twice
to meet the transitions from war to
peace, and from a "wet" to a dry"
nation.
Representative Kitchin, democratic
leader, expects the house to approve
the measure agreed to by senate and
house conferees before adjournment
Saturday night, and Senator Simmons,
chairman of the senate finance com
mittee, will present it in the senate as
soon as the bouse has acted. Appro
val by both houses is confidently ex
pected by leaders of both parties.
The completed measure will not be
sent to France unless the. president's
departure for home is delayed well
beyond the date now set for his sail
ing. The president is expected to sign
the bill soon after his arrival here.
eurity league, today told the special I In the meantime the internal revenue
committee investigating the league's
political activities, that in his judg
ment congress had failed to support
President Wilson's war program, until
the people reacted to its attitude and
demanded whole-hearted co-operation.
The people he said were "so dead In
earnest" about prosecuting the war to
the fullest, that congress had to lend
its support.
Mr. Root' made a general defense of
the league in putting forth, during the
last congressional campaign, its chart
sliowinsr how members of congress had
voted on important war measures, and
said that he so resehted the imputation
that the league had been organized In
the interest of munitions makers and
others benefitting from the war, that
he could not think of strong enough
terms in which to make a satisfactory
denial.
Defends League Action
Defending the action of the league in
opposing the election of Henry Ford,
as senator from Michigan, Mr. Root
said that It was ' of, the greatest im
portance to the successful prosecution
of the war," that Mr. Ford be defeated.
The league considered Mr. Ford a pa
cifist and an opponent of the war, Mr.
Root said.
He added that Mr. Ford went to the
'very verge" of disloyalty, i he did not
actually "go over."
Mr. Root stated the league had care
fully avoided taking any part in poli
tics and that its sole purpose had been
to educate the voters regarding' the
records of their congressmen, so that
they would elect for the next congress
only 100 per cent Americans, who could
be depended upon to do everything
needed toward winning the war. The
congressional "acid test" chart had
proved very valuable in the educational
campaign he said. '
Opposed Mayor Thompson
The nomination of Mayor William
Hale Thompson of Chicago, as senator
from Illinois, was opposed by the se
curity league, Mr. Root said, because
the league considered it would be a
serious blow to America if he should
be elected. He stated the league had
opposed Miss Jeanette Rankin, repre
sentative from Montana, as a candidate
for senator for that state, because she
had voted against the declaration of
war.
Mr. Root admitted that the league
might have been unfair in calling mem
bers of the house disloyal who had op
posed pre-war legislation the league
favored, but who had supported the ad
ministration's policy after the war was
declared. He defended the general
purpose of the chart, however, saying
that any part of the American people
had a perfect right to criticise any ot
its public servants.
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bureau is proceeding with preparations
for collecting 1919 taxes on the basis
of the schedule as contained in the
measure reported by the conferees.
Considerable dissatisfaction with
several conference provisions was evi
dent at the capital today, after copies
of the final draft had been distributed,
but leaders generally predicted the ul
timate enactment of the conferees' re
port. Some debate in thesenate was
forecast, but this was not expected long
to delay final approval.
' Liquors Pay Heavily
About one-third of this year's esti
Henry Veeder Admits Many
Contributions Claims
Swift Deplored Necessity
Of Donating Gov. Col
quitt Of Texas Benefactor
Wishes Practice To Stop
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Feb. S Political
campaign contributions and legislative
activities of the five big meat packing
concerns were inquired into today,
during the cross examination of Henry
Veeder. counsel for Swift and com
pany, by Francis J. Heney, before tin
senate agriculture committee, which Is
considering legislation for the regula
tion of the meat industry.
Mr. Veeder testified his company
43,000 union men, in sympathy with 25,000 shipyard work
ers who walked out January 21, to eniorce demands tor
increase of pay.
Major John L. Ilayden commands the contingent of
800 soldiers in Seattle and Brigadier General Frank B.
Watson has under him, in Tacoma, 36 miles from here,
two battalions and a machine gun company. Equipment
of the soldiers included 200 hand grenades, Major John
Mc D. Thompson of theTamp Lewis intelligence depart
ment said.
Baker Authorizes Troops
AliVmritv fnv Vif 1KP nf frnm wtic rvanTfrl In- f-snz-.vs-
tary of War Baker on advices from Governor Ernest Lister I fnd9 of Representative Taggan or
e A , i- rri j ci i Kansas in 1913, and ?2S0 to Represent
or the situation m lacoma and Seattle. at,ve Rodenburg of minois. in 1912.
Thirty-five thousand union men in the vicinity of 1 VVTr t. veVderUieV:
Seattle emit work todav, labor leaders said, but in Tacoma ! 8ta,temcnt sa"in& that the -50 con-
x , ' t i,i . tribution referred to in connection with
response was nor so general, ana tne principal unions in
volved there were the carmen, timber workers, barbers and
retail clerks.
Street cars stopped running in Seattle, schools closed.
restaurants and theaters closed their doors, newspapers j KmSo ecl""
suspended, ana otiier industries ceased operating, lwelve ? v, became governor of .Texas th
1 i AT.V111 v ij? following year. Bills for "expenses
soup Kiiciiens were esuiuusiiea y culinary uiiious, 10 ieea
strikers and others who depend oil restaurants for meals.
Patrons of the kitchens were lined up and served in mili
tary "mess" fashion. Barber shops closed and elevators
stopped running.
Telegraph Offices Open
Only emergency telegraph business from Seattle was
handled by the telegraph companies. The telephone sys
tem continued in service.
Mr. Rodenburg's campaign, had been
Paid to a committee "working in ber
half of the Rodenburg primary law in,
Illinois." and had not been for Mr. Ro
denburg's own campaign.
The witness also told the commit-
for m the bin, which uniformly foi-J Xo disorder has resulted from the strike, Mavor Ole
Hanson or Seattle said.
The city government is prepared for anv cmersrencv.
he added, and ten thousand extra police will be deputized
if necessary.
No disorder has been reported from Tacoma. -Presence
of a provost guard of armed soldiers on the
streets of Spokane, it was stated by Major A. M. Jones,
commanding officer at Fort George Wright, near there,
was due to the strike troubles at Seattle and Tacoma, and
was ordered by himself in response to requests by the,
Spokane civil authorities.
Oakland Faces Trouble
lowed the original house plan and the
peace time modifications of the senate
and provides that the bulk of revenues
shall be secured from incomes, cor
porate and 'individual, and war excess
profits. Large revenues also are "ex
pected from intoxicating beverages un
til July 1, when prohibition legislation
becomes effective.
Estimates of the exact revenue re
turns in prospect vary. Unofficial es
timates published today place the
yield at about JS,0S6,000.D00 this year,
and $4,150,000,000 in 1920. Estimates
prepared by committee and treasury
experts, indicating prospective returns
this year of about $6,070,000,000, com
pared with about $4,370,000,000 from
existing tax laws, will be made public
tomorrow by Representative Kitchin.
The $6,070,000,000 for this year is based
on prospective taxes for the fiscal
year ending July 1, next, including six
months revenues from intoxicating
liquors.
Returns for the present calendar
year are estimated by the experts at
about $5,788,000,000.
Emphasis was laid tonight by con
ferees on the retention, for the benefit
of business interests, of virtually all
of the so-called relief provisions or
"cushions," in the income and war ex
cess profits schedules. Regarded
among the most important of these is
a new conference amendment, allow
ing rebates in taxes to business in
terests suffering shrinkage in value
of their merchandise, as shown by in
ventories, together with allowances for
losses in construction of war buildings.
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ROOSEVELT'S CAPTOR KILLED
Trial of Mrs. Glenn for killing hus
band set for March 13.
More fancy prices are paid at second
day of stock sale at state fair
grounds.
RURLINGTON. Vt., Feb. 6. Chris
tian Donhauser, the German aviator
who ' shot down Lieutenant Quentin
Roosevelt over the German lines on the
western front, was killed January 13
last, according to word which came to
day from Ben Fraker, who wa sta
tioned at a flying field in Germany,
and who claims to have witnessed the
death of the German. He says that the
latter's plane became uncontrollable
and plunged, to the ground.
TEN MILLION POUNDS
COPPER SOLD 18 3-8
TUNNEL
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RECEPTION
SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 6. More than 1,500 machin
ists, employed in 85 shops, went on a strike here today, as
a result of a controversy with their employers involving
the Macy basic wage scale, retroactive pay and Saturday
half holidays.
The walkout does not affect shipyards.
Between 2,500 and 3,000 men rated as "helpers" to
other crafts struck in the Oakland and Alameda shipvards
for the right to be classed as journeymen mechanics and to
secure an increase of from $4.64 to $6.40 a day. The Oak
land boilermakers Jiave declared a "holiday" tomorrow,
to vote on a strike for a flat wage of $1 a nhour.
Executives of the Pacific district council of boiler
makers, embracing 12 unions along the Pacific coast, an
nounced today that eight of the unions had voted to strike
on February 10 for a $1 an hour wage. -
SOLDIER
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STRIKERS WARN PUBLISHERS
LONDON. Feb. 6 The electrical
I trades union has addressed a letter to
the newspaper publishers' association
informing that organization that unless
the newspapers controlled by the mem
bers of the association are more sym-
I Vifit i, Imvavd 4a ctriL-aro iti m,li
gill to take schools out of politics iis),e(i articles, the trade unionists em
passes house. j ployed in newspaper offices will be
Three ef four airplanes that landed , cnnPj upon to act . as censors, and to
in Phoenix Sunday depart on aval with articles which give offense to
flight to coast. 1 the strikers.
PARIS. Feb. 6. Two railway
coaches, recently handed over to
France bv Germany played a most im
portant part in a puzzling accident on
the Paris-Metz railroad line last night,
in which five persons lost their lives.
Sixteen' persons were injured.
A train bound for Metz had entered
the tunnel at Nanteuil, when the pas
sengers occupying the two coaches
handed over by Germany, began to
experience trouble in breathing caused
by strong obnoxious gases.
The passengers smashed the win
dows. When the air came in contact
with the gases, the coaches became a
mass of fire. The passengers fled Into
the tunnel. A train going in the op
posite direction crashed into them and
five were killed.
Of the sixteen injured, all of whom
were treated at the hospital at Chateau
Thierry, eight suffered only from the
effects of asphyxiating gases.
An official statement given out by
the railroad company says:
"The fire in the coaches was not due
to any defects in the lighting or heat
ing apparatus, nor to a hot box. The
presence of the obnoxious gases is still
unexplained. Both coaches were con
sumed by the flames."
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. Ten million
pounds of copper was sold here today
by large and small selling agencies,
when the former reduced the price
from 23 to 18 cents a pound, with
small lots selling as low as 18 cents,
according to conservative estimates.
While the trading, the first of any con
sequence since the signing of the
armistice, was. not heavy, copper deal
ers asserted that it marked the begin
ning of business on a peace scale.
The abandonment of the 23 cent
price, which in December succeeded
the rate of 26 cents agreed upon for
the war period by the producers and
the government, was coincident with
an announcement in Butte. Montana,
that the big copper companies had re
reduced wages a dollar a day, in con
formity with the understanding be
tween miners and employers, that pav
w-ould be based on the selling price of
tne commodity.
The two reductions were regarded
as significant, in view of the statement
at a conference of miners and depart
ment of labor officials at Washington,
in the early part of the week, that the
sudden termination of the war had left
the country with a stock of one billion
pounds, in contrast to an officially
estimated accumulation of less than
100,000.000 pounds a year ago.
As far as could be learned, the new
price applied only to domestic busi
ness, the Copper Export association
still quoting the commodity at 23 cents
for shipment abroad. However, it was
thought a committee of the association
now in Europe might revise the export
price after conference with foreign
buyers.
SUFFERING
T
DELAY
USE MOTORS FOR EMERGENCY
LONDON, Feb. 6 In view of the
possibility of the strikes endangering
the food supply of Ijondon. the railroad
control board, under government in
structions, has completed a scheme to
useijnotor transport in bringing food
front the provinces.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. General
Pershing cabled the war department
today denying reports that mail to ana
from the American expeditionary
forces had become congested at French
rail heads. The general said there
was no delay or accumulation of mail
for the United States troops, and no
accumulation of correctly addressed
mail arriving in France for the soldiers.
General Pershing said there were
1,210 sacks of incorrectly addressed
mail at the central army postoffice in
France naw being redir-ectcd, while
only 126 sacks of dead letters had been
shipped to the United States during
January- The incorrectly addressed
mail at the central office, he said,
"could be placed in one American j
car."
General Pershing quoted from a re
port made to him by Coloned Howe,
director of the postal express service,
which said that "first class malt
moves on scheduled passenger trains
and reaches present rail heads of army
of occupation in six days from time of
arrival hi France."
Regarding the outgoing mail, Colonel
Howe said it required an average of
four and one-half days for mail dis
patched from divisional rail heads to
reach the Bordeaux terminal, and an
average of 2.20 days for mail dis
patched from mixed post-offices on
lines of communications, to reach that
terminal.
"Bordeaux terminal." . said Colonel
Howe, "reports their floors cleared of
raail after each shipment to the states.
If there is any delay in mail from
France, other than these figures show,
It Is on the water or elsewhere. '
Mayor Hanson said the troops prob
ably would be assigned to co-operate
with the police in keeping order and
in guarding public utilities.
Street cars were-not operated today
after ten o'clock, when the conductors
and motormen ran their cars to the
barns. Presidents of the outlying sec
tions of Seattle tonight used many
and various forms of vehicles to reach
their homes. Horses and buggies ap
peared on the streets, and old, decrepit
automobiles were brought from retire- j
ment. Municipal street cars will be
operated on the city lines as soon as
Chief of Police J. F. Warren can pro
vide one, and possibly two, truckloads
of police to go out with every car, it
was announced by superintendent
Murphine of the municipal line
Seattle was lighted by electricity
early tonight, the firemen and en
gineers at the municipal light plant
having refused to obey their union's
orders that they strike.
Only one Seattle newspaper ap
peared on the streets today and re
ports said it was printed in Tacoma.
The newspapers were tied up by the
strike of stereotypers, truck drivers
and newsboys.
Urges Papar to Publish
Seattle police said they were ready
for any emergency. A big truck car
rying a machine gun, and wiiti sand
bags built up around its edges, stands
at the police station. Three former
army lieutenants have been assigned
to the truck.
A statement issued by the strike
committee of the central labor council,
which is directing the strike, said the
walkout was a success. All lines of
industry in which union workmen are
employed were crippled, the statement
said.
Steamship operators and others were
worried over the handling of fresh fish
shipments due from Alaska, and fruits
and vegetables coming from Califor
nia, because of the strike of the long
shoremen, who defying their interna
tional officers have virtually tied up
in connection with a school bond elec
tion at National City, Illinois, and the
election of a tax assessor named Mon
roe, at the same place, were paid, Mr.
Veeder said, because of the large prop
erty inteersts of the packers in that
town.
Mr. Veeder saJd It was not the policy
of Swift and Company to give finan
cial aid to office seekers and that ev
erything possible was done to avoid it.
When Senator Gronna of North Dakota
asked why the packers did not report
candidates seeking contributions, Mr.
Veeder said the packers would be glad
if there was a law prohibiting "office
holders from asking us for money."
Pro Rata Political Gifts
In reply to questions, the witness
said it was the practice of the five big
packing firms to oppose jointly legisla
tion in Washington and state legislat
ures, which they considered adverse
to their interests.
Several states were allotted to each
company for supervision, he said, and
the expenses paid pro rata, when there
was necessity for action. As a rule
these costs were assessed, according to
the witness, on the basis of the volume
of beef business done by each company.
Masachusetts, New Jersey, Texas and
Pennsylvania, were among states in
which Mr. Veeder said the packers
had conducted legislative activities.
Replying to Senator Gronna, Mr.
Veeder said he supposed the contribu
tion to Mr. Colquitt's funds In Texas
was made "at the request of a citizens'
commtttee." A letter which he wrote
to a local agent in Fort Worth, Texas,
said:
"It was agreed to ray Capps and
Canter on account of Colquitt's cam
paign fund, $2,000 and I am today in
receipt of a request from Dunham
asking that we make payment of one
third of $1,000, now called for on ac
count of the fund."
"How do you look upon a creature
cheap enough to ask contributions
from the packers?" asked Senator
Gronna
"We try to avoid these things and
think they should not be done," re
sponded Mr. Veeder. "I think the fact
we have been solicited only two or
three times, indicates how little of this
is done."
Senator Gronna said he was con
vinced by correspondence that had
been produced before the committee,
that there had been men in congress
who should have been in the peniten
tiary. Hoover Is Protected
He added he had written Louis F.
Swift, president of Swift and company,
that "unless the packers changed their
ways of doing business they might
find that some day they were not in
the packing business."
Mr. Veeder testified that in 1916 he
spent $20,000. and the same amount the
following year, to oppose anti-oleomargarine
legislation in congress.
Several firms, he said, contributed t
the fund.
Efforts were made to ascertain tho
opinions of members of congress but
not to influence, said the witness, who
resented Mr. Heney's "reading the
worst meaning possible into letters."
referring to packers' opposition to the
Borland resolution.
While Mr. Veeder was testifying be
fore the senate committee, W. A.
Glasgow, Jr., coansed for the food ad
ministration, flatly denied before the .
house interstate commerce commis
sion that "Food Administrator Hoover
had favored the packers, as charged
by Edward C. Lasater of the National
Livestock association's executive com
mittee, and former head of the food
administration's livestock and market
division."
Mr. Glasgaw also defended tl a year
men employed by the food administra
tion, who had been accused by Mr.
Lasater of carrying out the policies of
the big packers. Mr. Glasgow said he
never had come in contact wtih a more
loyal and conscientious group of men.
J. B. Wilson, representing the Wyo
ming Woolgrowers' association, read
resolutions from Montana, Wyoming
and Idaho cattle growers' organiza
tions, opposing any legislation designed
to regulate the packers. The resolu
tions said such legislation would have
a harmful effect upon the industry.
(Continued on. Page Two) ,
GETS WEEK'S REPRIEVE
SPRINGFIELD, Feb. 6. Governor
Lowden late today granted a reprieve
of one week to Albert Johnson, sen
tenced to be hanged tomorrow, in or
der to permit the supreme court to
review the case on a writ or error. The
writ was granted on the alleged refusal
of the trial judge to permit inquiry
into Johnson's sanity.

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