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CAN y a AM INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL TiURTIETH YEAR f 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FI? I DAY MORNING, JUXE 27, 1919 14 PAGES VOL" XXX., XO. 61 EONS FIRE iio.his.51T AND BURN NEGRO AS HE ADMITS GRIME! "STARTLING NEWS" 1 . S. GAVALHY H IM1LES Soldiers Return Shots Re suits Unknown No American Casualties Trouble Follows Cattle Stealing Feeling Runs Mississippians Make Short Work of Assaulter Take His Life on Spot "Where Deed Committed Stockmen Aroused Republican A. P. Leased Wire High 011 AriZOna XSOrder 1 Trailed for ten days through southern ! -vuissippi ly pushes WHICH mtiuue.i ; several hundred members of his own j rase, John Hartfield, negro, confessed assailant of an Ellisville yourfs woman, j as captured, desperately wounded in a canebrake this morning, rushed iy j automobile to the scene ol his crime, ; hanged to a gum tree and burned to : ashes. His victim identified him and witnessed his execution. Governor Bilbo, petitioned during the day to intervene, in a statement issued ! at Jackson, shortly before the lynching, utterly powerless'' Republican A. P. Leased Wire XOtlALKS, Ariz., June 26 A party of about six Mexicans fired upon a cav alry patrol about four miles west of here late today. The Americans re turned the fire. No Americans were injured. The cavalrymen were without orders to cross border line and sought cover when fired upon. About a dozen rounds I declared himself i-4 azzat EXTREE ' ALL AEour President Wiom Going To Visit the United States TO LIFT DRY BAN to nw I air. v v 1 were filed at the Mexicons, who were onc-juled in brush. Whether the Mex icans were identified with any revolu tionary band could not be determined. The firing is related indirectly' to ef forts taken here today to stop an al b'g.'ii era of cattle stealing by Mexi cans. On his way home from a con ference with American military men, Mexican civil officers and others today. and said that interference would only lead to the deaths of hundreds of per sons and that "nobody can keep the in evitable from happening." Lynching Is "Orderly'' The lynching was conducted in a manner which the authorities charac terized as "orderly." Guarded by a committee of citizens of Ellisville, Hartfield was taken first to the office revaluing steps to stop thefts of cattle j ot li'. A. J. Carter, who, after examina ble. Harry Saxon, a rancher, saw two I tion of gunshot wounds received when the fugitive made his fight ae-ainst cap ture, declared the negro could not live more than 24 hours. In the meantime, a group of silent men were piling cross ties and brush in a depression in the ground near the railroad trestle. There was no shouting. Arrangements ap parently had been made days ago. After Hartfield had been identified upon being brought here. There was quiet conferences. "Members ,of the committee circulated in the crowd. Re ports that there would be a "burning' mounted Mexicans driving two head of i'Mf'18 through a hole cut in the fence of his ranch, which fence virtually co incides with the international boundary line. Saxon fired on these men and they fied- lie reported the affair to the i avail y patn I stationed here two days a Ko, as part of the effort to eliminate cattle stealing, and the cavalrymen were riding toward the scene of the firing when fire was opened upon them. Feeling here is unite high over the aiiair on tue part ol Potn Mexicans and ! u "-'w save nay 10 Kiarements 1 Americans. that there would be a "hanging at the j Nogales Called On i h'S gum tree." Hartfield was told what ! Astolfo Cardenas, municipal presi- ,ne crowd intended doing with him, but dent of N ugu lea, Sonora, was called j onl" Repeated, "You have the right noon todav bv Colonel Karl Carnahan man." commanding United States forces here, to explain the alleged actions of some Mexican gendarmes, who American cattlemen have declared, are involved in thefts of American cattle by Mexi cans. Cardenas promised to aid the merican authorities in running down . he thieves. Harry Saxon, a former sheriff, now vice president or the Southwestern Cattlemen's association, declared 400 head of cattle had been stolen Admits His Guilt From the doctor's office. Hartfield was taken to the street and faced the crowd. "You have the right man," he reiterated. Then a noose found its way around his neck and the trip to the big giim tree was started, the crowd srill ominously silent. Under the bia- irum tree Tl.-irtfiol.i forcibly detained his victim all of the i night of Sunday. June 15. It was under ' ir here " "l ule same lr?e 'hat Hartfield within the past three months. Colonel ! was hanged as soon as the rope could 1 1 arnahan has increased the strength of ! "p i'uneu up oy nundreds of hands.; the cavalry detachments on border pa- i T.!Vn occurred the first demonstration, i '.rol near here. ! u hile the body was in its death strug- ! gie, pistols were produced by men in i me crown anu-iirecr point blank at the swinging form, lief ore the rope had been cut by the bullets, burning fagots were thrown under the horiv n,i aa uouj nuer mere was onl ashes. STOWNLEY'S SPEECHES EXPECT WILSON I READ BEFORE JURY j 1 nici nvaiTV mm ! i .' B! LABOR w i Assailed Profiteers Called: . for Conscription Wealth; 0ne Law jn Three Parts Covers Dry Enforcement Believe Authority Now Sufficient to Punish, Even If Present Legislation is Delayed As of Man Power Is Xot ' Yet in Court Republican A". P. Leased Wire JACKSON", Minn.. June 28. Long extracts from addresses by A. C Town- ! ley, at meetings at New l"lm Minne ! sota. in 1917 and ISIS ' wad into j the record in district court here this ! afternoon, at the trial of President Townley of the national non-partisan ! league and his former lieutenant, t jionjuy at '.Joseph ijiioerr, cuargeu wku cuii.yii- I acy to commit disloyalty. ' The Town'.ev addresses were made at New t in;, July 22, uary 1917 and Jan- 191a. The report of the first address, as printed in the New Llm Journal, was read by l'hilip Leisch. Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON", June 28. Wariim prohibition will become effective next midnight, without enact ment, meanwhile, by congress, of ad ditional legislation for its er.forcemeni Out of a maze of confusing develop ments, this fact stood out e'early to day, with the decision of the house ju diciary committee, charged with the duty of preparing and submitting en publisher of the Journal, and the sec-, f(,rt;emem. ,;u.ninerv. to report three iWILSON S Saxon has callad a special meeting of the cattlemen's association to con sider what shall be done to check depredations upon the members' herds. Saxon said the military would be called in to aid in checking the thefts, if rangers and other civil officers were unable to attain the desired result.' ''olonel Carnahan, referring to the thefts, declared "this thing has got to stop," and declared he would permit no uuibbling over technicalities to prevent that result from being achieved. Saxon formerly was sheriff of Santa Cruz county- o Huns at Last Finds Ministers Who Will Sign PARIS, June 26. Dr. Hermann Mueller, German foreign minister, and Dr. Bell, minister of colonies, who have been selected to sign the peace treaty, will arrive at Ver sailles Saturday morning, the Ha vas Agency learns. Dr. Mueller and Dr. Bell are leaving Berlin tonight by the or dinary train, iOffiTCASSAIl TO a pile of N'o arrests were made after the lynching and tonight the little town was quiet. Most of the visitors from the surrounding country had left lor their homes." ST on IlillLi POIIE'S SIC 1 1 CCRCT 'JLLL I Lliu I HAYS CONFERS WITH REPUBLICANS ABOUT OF NATIONS BIS SPEND MUCH 10NTHLY .5 TODESTROYU BOTH BREWERS A10 GOVERNMENT CLA BR VICTORY FRONT Nt.v lOKJv, June 28. Attorneys for both the brewers and the federal gov ernment claimed tonight to have gained a victory through an open handed show down by the L'nited States circuit court of appeals, modifying Judge Mayer's preliminary injunction against ititer- J ference with or prosecution for produc- non ana sates 01 Deer containing not more than 2.75 per cent alcoholic con tent The original order restrained Richard J. McElligott, acting collector of in ternal revenue, from interfering with the manufacture or sale of 2.73 per cent beer, pending a legal decision as to whether it was "intoxicating." WASHIXGTi N", June 28 By unan imous vote today, the house labor committee recommended adoption by the house of the resolution of Repre sentative lilanton, democrat, of Texas, requesting Secretary Wilson for a re port on the activities of the labor de partment officials and employes in the rase of Thomas J. Mooney, convicted In California in connection with bomb explosions. The Wanton resolution asks Secre tary Wilson to explain the official connection, il any, of Director Dens more of the United States employ ment service with the Mooney case; to detail activities, if any, of labor de partment employes in the case, since commutation of Mooney.' sentence to life imprisonment, and to repor on any possible requests made by California courts or grand juries for Densmore to appear as a witness and as to the department's action on such requests. o APPROVES TITONI POLICY PARIS. June 26. (By the Associated Press) 1'residen; Poincare tonight gave a dinner to President AVilson and all the delegates to the peace confer ence. Mrs. Wilson accompanied the president. Responding to an address made by M. Poincare. President Wilson said: "I thank you most sincerely for the words that you have uttered. I can not pretend, sir, that the prospect of going home is not very delightful to me, but I can say with the greatest sincerity that the prospct of leaving France is very painful to me. "I have received a peculiarly gener ous welcome here, and it has been pleasing for me to feel that that wel come was intended not so much for I myself as for the people whom I rep resent. And the people of France know 'how to give a welcome that makes a man's heart glad. They have a spon- I taneitv about them, a simplicity of t friendship which is altogether delight ful. "I feel that my stay here, sir,, has enlightened both my heart and my mind. It has enabled me personally to see the evidence of the suffering and the sacrifices of France. It has enabled me to come into personal touch with the leaders of the French people, and through the medium of intercourse with them, to understand better, I hope, than I understood before the motives, the ambitions and the principles which actuate this great nation. It has. therefore, been to me a lesson in the roots of friendship in those things which make intercourse of nations profitable and serviceable for all the WASHINGTON", June 26. Turning 1 aside from the more immediate issues j of the league of nations fightf-senate opponents of the league begaa a deter mined effort today toward agreement on a plan for the final fight against ratification of the league covenant in its present form. Although no definite agreement w as reached, a day of con sequences served to add impetus to , ciyU appr0priati0n bill as reported to the suggestion of Mihu Root tor a ratification resolution making stipu- WASHIN'GTOX, June 26. Provision for vigorous steps by the federal gov ernment against bomb throwers and other anarchists and radicals-de- clared by the government officials to be plotting overthrow of the govern -j ment and spending $2,000,000 monthly ' to that end were made in the sundry me appcnaie court strikes out the in junction "pendente lite" against the federal prosecutor, making it possible for him to proceed as he sees fit, but continues in force the injuction against McElligott, with regard to whom the court makes the observation: "The injunction against the acting collector of internal revenue can do no harm.'' Emory R. Buckner, of counsel for the brewing interests, declared the appel late court decision was a clear victory for his clients and that the right to manufacture and sell 2.75 per cent beer after July 1 was assured. The brewers were ready to prove, he said, that beer of that potency was "non-intoxicating," and it was up to the courts to decide whether war time pro hibition is for the sale of all beer or merely intoxicating beer. Cornelius J. Smyth, assistant l'nited States district attorney, one of the drafters of the cnv. Ttiivit.' '.H.,urfiv tu,,.. ; Tho 1 ' "'"'em s oner in the pending lititru- eenate unanimously approved the for- I 'i0"' ma'itained the appellate court de- It also fnrh:ir)e fnioi rest of mankind. ney Francis F. Caffey from prosecuting Slow ?ut Profitable the-brewers and retailers of h, I "Sometimes the work of the confer- eign policy tonight of the new Italian government, as presented in an address by Foreign Minister Titoni. Judgment was reserved, however, regarding the government's home policy. N E WsflEPiTO RI E FOREIGN Wilson in farewell speech at Poin caire dinner, bids France adieu. Bloodshed in Hamburg bids fair to equal horror of Munich affair. DOMESTIC Mexicans fire upon United States cavalry near Nogales. President Wilson is expected to lift ban on war time prohibition by Labor day. Nearo in Mississippi is wounded. hung, shot and then burned to ashes, Townsley's speeches are read before jury of farmers in Minnesota Russians charged with $2,000,000 cision gave the brewers less of an arl vantage than they possessed under the original injunction. He characterized as "optimistic" the statements by counsel for the brewers, that the 1 ttter could manufacture 2.73 per cent beer. The decision, he pointed out, would rot exempt the brewers or retailers from prosecution under the federal war time prohibition act, which provides a year's imprisonment or $1.000' fine, or both, in event of conviction. REFUSE TURKISH CLAIM PARIS. June 28. (By the Associated Press), The allied council has replied to the Turkish memorandum, saying that it could not accept the Turkish claim that its. territories be restored undiminished. SUPPORTS BAUER RULE BERLIN", June 26. (By the Associat ed Press). The Prussian national as sembly has passed a. resolution ex- spending: pressing confidence In the government. month here to destroy I This action followed a discussion of ence has seemed to go very slowly in deed. Sometimes it has seemed as if there were unnecessary obstacles to agreement; ' but as the weeks have lengthened, I have seen the profit that came out of that. Quick conclusions would not have produced that intimate knowledge of each other's minds which I think has come out of these daily conferences. "We have been constantly in the presence of each other's minds and motives and characters, and the com radeships which are based upon that sort of knowledge are sure to be very much more intelligent, not only, but to breed a miich more intimate sym pathy and comprehension than could otherwise be created. "These six months have been six months which have woven new fibers of connection between the hearts of our people. And something nu e than friendship' and intimate sympathy has come out bt this intercourse. "Friendship is a very good , thing. I Intimacy is a very enlightening thing, j But friendship may end with sentiment. A new thing that has happened is that we have translated our common prin ciples and our common purposes into a common plan. When we part we are not going to part with a finished work, but with a work, one portion of which is finished, and the other portion of which is only begun. "We have finished the formulation of the peace, but we have begun a plan of co-operation which I believe will broaden and strengthen as the years go by, so that this grip of the hand that we have taken now will need to be re laxed. We have been and shall con tinue to be comrades. We shall con tinue to be co-workers in tasks, which, because they are common, w-ill weave out of our sentiments a common con ception of duty and a common concep tion of the rights of men of every race and of every clime. If it be true that that has been accomplished, it is a very great thing. Formed Partnerships "As I go away from these scenes. I lated reservations to protect further American- policies. What these reser vations shall be is a question on which there is a wide difference of opinion. Will H. Hays, chairman of the re publican national committee, spent most of the day at the Capitol and saw manv republican senators opposing the covenant. He would not discuss the conferences, however, except to say that he had talked over many things. Regarding the league of na tions, he merely reiterated that the question was not a partisan one and that the public should not get the im pression that the republican party was opposed to the league. It was not denied, however, that the treaty fight was one of the subjects discussed at the chairman's confer ences, and the general impression was given that he favored some composi tion differences to prevent any pos sibility of disorganization in the ranks. In regard to league opponents, Mr. Hays saw Senatory McN'ary of Oregon, a republican, who favored the present covenant. He also talked to Senator peace treaty. The effort of league op publicans who have made no definite announcement on their position. Sen ator Lodge of Massachusetts, the re publican leader, also conferred with some of the doubtful senators. It is understood the discussions to day touched only incidentally on the resolution of Senator Fall, republican, of New Mexico, for a declaration of peace, and that of Senator Knox, re publican, of Pennsylvania, expressing. unwillingness to accept the league covenant as an inseparable part of the peace treaty. The offort of league op ponents to secure passage of these measures is expected to be resumed next week. Only once during the day did issues of the league question appear on the surface of senate proceedings, Senator Phelan, democrat, of California, mak ing an address in reply to assertions that the league would handicap Irish independence. o TRAIN SERVICE INTO ' CHIHUAHUA OPENED inited States government. peace by the usscmbly. day to the senate. Among the meas ures recommended were ' large addi tional appropriations for the depart ment of justice and legislation contin uing permanently the wartime regula tions as to purchase, storage, manu facture, sale and distribution cf tx plosives. In reporting the bill, the senate ap propriations committee increased t-om $1,400,000 to $2,000,000 the fund of the department of justice for general .sup pression of crime. In addition, '.t add ed $300,000 for a special fund to en force the law against alien anarchists through deportations. . Continue Explosive Law The amendment added to continue the explosives regulation law after declaration of peace, provides for strict licensing and supervision of all sales of explosives under the bureau of mines. Intention of government officials to deal -vigorously with anarchists and other lawbreakers was disclosed in statements made at hearings on the appropriation bill made public late to day. Francis P. Garvan of the depart ment of justice, bureau of investiga tion, told the commitlee that with in creased funds proposed, the depart ment plans an active campaign. "We have found in the short time that we have been at war," said Mr. Garvan, "that conditions are quite serious throughout the country. We are asking $2,000,000, and we have ev ery reason to believe that the Russian bolsheviki are pouring money in here at the rate of that much a month." Mr. Garvan was asked specifically whether there was an organized effort to destroy the department, to which he replied: Has Ample Evidence "Certainly. - We have evidence to show that, and that is also shown by the tremendous amount of money they are spending. The condition is serious throughout the country." New York, Chicago, and Paterson, N. J., he said, ara. centers of anarchistic activities. When asked if he had in formation that an outbreak of bomb outrages is planned for July 4, Mr. Garvan said: "There is a great deal of talk to that effect. T.he number of radical papers (found in the mails) has increased over loO since the armistice was signedt We have to take now over 450 papers, read and digest them." Seifert. a court reporter from Spring field. Minnesota, who testified he cop led the speech in shorthand. The reports, of speeches were admit ted as evidence. The defendants' attorneys did not question the accuracy of either of them as read in court. In fact they read into the record long sections of the speeches of the prosecuting attorney, who introduced sections which he claimed were part of the evidence upon which the disloyalty charges' are based. Read Townley's Speeches In both addresses, as read in court, Townley discussed the war and de voted most of his time to consideration of economic issues and to assailing "war profiteers." Townley charged in both speeches that in 1915, "the prof its of war corporations were four bil lion dollars." and he demanded that the wealth of the nation be conscripted as well as the men. The portion of Townley's second spech at New Ulra. which received the most attention from the attorneys, fol lows : "You hear them say all over the country that this is not a time for politics; this is not .a time for the peo ple to be agitated; this is not a time for to think. This is a time when you ought to be perfectly quiet. Don't wake up and look around, for if you look around, you are sure to see something. That is what they mean. "If your boy refuses or neglects to register for war service, do these gen tlemen keep quiet? do they say then, that this is a time when we ought to have no trouble.' Oh! They will raise hell to see that your boy goes to war, and so now, gentlemen, when these men likewise refuse, neglect or forget to turn over these four billion dollars a year war profits, we have a right to raise hell until they turn it over. Tried For Saying This! "Blood and flesh alone cannot win the war. It takes money to back the boys. They have gone to win the war and . they have, gpt our money, those American people, those farmers have heard the calls of the government to make a sacrifice to win this w- against autocracy. We have heard them call and you have heard it. Your boys have gone in response to the caTl. You are making every sacrifice re quired of you. Your boys are making every sacrifice required of them. We heard the call and we do stand behind the government. We do stand behind the president. "Now we demand that these gentle men also stand behind the government, stand behind the president with your money. They say they do. It you will watch them, if you will look around, if you will study the gentlemen who are making these profits, the beef bills in one. each standing on its own legs, and capable of holding its own the event the others were made in valid by congress or the courts. Chairman Volstead of the commit - i tee declared tonight there was no nos I nihility of' passage of the joint measure I before Juiy 1. but that there existed I ample means of enforcement and ani j pie penalties for violation of the war I time act. Law Is Sufficient The fu'd and explicit definition of I intoxicating liquors any beverages o j products containing more than one ! half of one per cent alcohol set by ! the bureau of internal revenue, left no doubt, he said, as to how the courts would construe the law or deal with the offenders. No attempt was made by prohibition members of the com mittee to conceal their satisfaction in having ordered three bills sent to the house in one. so as to prevent more than one fight. Some members in timated that the title one. the wartime enforcement measure, would still 1 1 unpassed when actual wartime pro hibition was declared ended. It was pointed out by others that the iaw made it mandatory on the president to say when demobilization was com pleted, which would automatically per mit saloons to resume operations until January 16, when constitutional pro hibition will become effective. Members of the judiciary committee said it was inconceivable that demo bilization would be delayed beyond the middle of January. While tbey did not look for action by the president this week or next, the general view was that with the signing of the treaty by Germany, and the government as sured of speedy demobilization, is suance of the president's proclamation might not be held up longer than Laboi Day at the latest. Indeed, it appeared to- be the opinion among many mem bers of the house that saloons in cities where the sale of liquor now is per mitted, will be serving drinks much sooner than the public imagines. , Law In Three Parts As the prohibition-, enforcement measure finally is put in shape 'f fj the house, It will he divided into three parts, or titles; first, general enforce ment of wartime prohibition, effective on approval; second, constitutional prohibition; third, regions for the man ufacture of industrial alcohol, he lat ter two effective January 16. 1920. For the first part, the committee de cided to substitute bodily the bill in troduced yesterday by Representative Gard, democrat of Ohio, this being the measure proposed last winter by Mr. Gard, Chairman Volstead and Repre sentative Whaley.of South Carolina. It stands alone and its provisions are less drastic than the constitutional bill. Title 'two' is' the straight Volstead the food speculators, you will find that they say they do stand behind the pres ident. I guess they do, but they are too damned far behind." Towmley was not in court. His as sociates said he would arrive t5flfgnt. Hamburg bloodshed equalling munich trust, the steel trust, the sugar trust,! bill, endorsed by anti-liquor organlza- LONDON, June 26. The killed in the rioting at Hamburg number 185, ac cording to an Exchange Telegraph dis patch from Copenhagen. JUAREZ, Mexico, June 26. Train service was resumed over the Mexico Northwestern railroad, running from here to Pearson, Chihuahua, today. Two trains have departed over- thm road, the first, except a troop train, to run over it since Villa adherents tore up sections of the line and burned bridges prior to their recent attack on Juarez. Officials of the Mexican government said they expected to be able to re store rail communication southward to Chihuahua City on the Mexican Central within two weeks. The roa would not be in first class condition by that time, they said, but probably would be passable to trains. This road also was damaged hy Villa adherents before they attacked Juarez. One account was to the effect that Villa men, by using a commai.- think 1 shall realize that I have been j deered switch engine to tear up rails j and ties, demolished six miles of track (Continued on Paa:e Two) in one stretch in a single day- JTon-Partisan League is Beaten jn North Dakota FARGO, N. D., June 26. First re ports on the referendum election held f-jday in North Dakota on seven meas ures of the non-partisan league, passed by the last legislature, show that the vote so far received was almost two to one against the measures. The vote is from towns and villages, nothing being heard from the rural dis tricts, where the league counts on j scoring heavily. The figures are from Normana township, two to one against the measures; Finley village, almost two to one against; and four wards in Fargo, two to one against. An analysis of the figures being made at the non-partisan league offices here, show the vote for the' league measures in Fargo averages a ten per cent sain for the league over that cast for Gov ernor Frazier in the last election. HAMBURG, June 26. (By the As sociated Press) Hamburg threatens to become a second Jtunich, with even greater bloodshed. The city is com pletely in the power of the commun ists and spartacans,, who are utilizing food riots as an excuse for their at tempts to gain control. In the rioting yesterday, they stormed the city hall and overcame the government troops, capturing quantities of ammunition, rifles and machine guns. They then swept over the entire citj-, plundering, killing and destroying. Many of Hamburg's fine buildings were badly damaged. The rioters held the railway station for a long time but it was recaptured by the civic guards. The police were utterly helpless and government troops are under way to restore order. v Jails have been stormed and crim inals released. The spartacans, with the idea of establishing a soviet sys tem, are conferring. In addition, the streets are littered with all kinds of debris and clothing torn from citizens as they fled. Blood is noticeable in many places, indicat ing casualties. The numbr of dead is unknown, rumors varving between one dozen and 60. The splrtacans tried un successfully to burn the public build ings, and with particular vandalism, burned all the automobiles they cap tured. PLANE KILLS TWO BOYS MARFA, Texas. June 26 Two small Mexican boys were killed late today when an airplane, one of the border patrol squadron, ran them down as it was making a landing here in a high wind. The plane, which had just re turned from a patrol flight, was "taxi ing" across the field. The wind caused it to pursue an erratic course, finally upsetting it. The plane was smashed and the pilot and observer were bruised. tions, and regarded as the most drastio measure of, Ihe kind, ever put before congress. Title three, the Dyer bill, relates to industrial alcohol, its manufacture and regulations. In one respect, the agree ment of members as to the policy to be adopted today, changed over night. When it came to a straight vote on the proposal by Representative 'Walsh, republican of Massachusetts, to re port out the Gard bill separately, the committee refused 10 to 8. A moment later, it voted 10 to 8, to substitute the Gard measure bodily as the wartime enforcement plan, and to bu!r??i all three bills. House May Fight Bill ' The fact, however,- that the commit tee finally reached a definite agree ment as to procedure, does not mean that a solid front will be shown in the house, because it was said tonight that a minority report would be sub mitted. Just what this was, members declined to state, but it was reported that anti-prohibition members would attack provisions in the constitutional prohibition measure, and others would attempt to exempt light wines and beer from operation of the wartime act. "The house is drier than the com mittee," as some members expressed it, which was taken to mean that there .would be no let down, and that while a fight was to be expected on the gen eral enforcement law,-the radical pro visions would stand. HUGElfflJILL PASSED BY SENATE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, June 26 The naval appropriation bill passed the senate today, virtually as reported by the sen ate committee. It carries $644,000,000. an increase of more than $44,000,000 over the house bill. There was no record vote and no debate on any of the larger items, al though Senators King, democrat, Utah, and La Follette, republican, Wiscon sin, took occasion to declare that they believed the appropriation to be "ex cessive." ' The largest increase made by the senate over the house measure is the committee amendment to make the ap propriation for naval aviation $35,000. 000 instead of $15.00o,0oo. Next in size is a $12,000,000 increase for pay. which covers the senate's provision authoriz ing an enlisted strength of 191,000 men from September 30 to the en, of the fiscal year, as opposed to the house plan to reduce the force to 170.000 after January 1, 1920.