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AW IIMDEPEryDErJT PROGRESS5VE JOURNAL
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1920
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READY FOR VOTE
Conferees Eliminate Senate
Proposals for Federaliza
tion of National Guard,
Voluntary Universal
Training System and Re-
vival of Selective Service
Act
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 27. The army
reorganization bill emerged from con
ference today shorn of senate proposals
for federalization of the national guard,
for a voluntary universal training sys
tem and for automatic revival of the
war time selective service act on dec
laration of a war emergency.
As agreed to by the conferees, the
bill provides for a peace time regular
army of 297,000 officers and men, in
cluding the Philippine scouts: for con
tinuation of the national guard sub
stantially on the present basis, and for
the organization of an enlisted reserve
corps, liable for 15 days of training
duty a year, except in case of -war
emergency.
Provides Rank for Nurses
Military rank of army nurses, the
superintendent with rank of major, is
provided.
The senate proposal to create the
post of under-secretary of war, to havo
charge of procurement of war suppli',?,
was accepted in substance by placing
this duty on the assistant secretary at
an increased salary of $10,000 a year.
The assistant secretary will function as
a business manager. The bill also
creates within the department a per
manent war council composed of the
secretary, assistant secretary, the gen
eral of the army and the chief of staff,
which will determine military and mu
nition problems.
Senate provisions constructing the
general staff on French army lines and
making separate branches for the air
service, signal corps and chemical war
fare section were retained, the air force
to include 1514 officers and 16.000 men,
commanded by a major general. For
the line of the army 21 major generals,
46 brigadiers, 525 colonels, 674 lieuten
ant colonels, 2245 majors and 4490 cap
tains are provided, chiefs of infantry,
cavalry and field artillery to be major
generals, and the Porto Rican infantry
to be incorporated into the regular
army.
Perpetuate Summer Training Camps
Promotions will be from a single list
under yearly classification with pro
vision for discharge of unfit officers.
The summer training camp system is
perpetuated to aid in developing re
serve officers.
Direct representation of the national
.guard on the general staff was elimi
nated but provision was made for as
signment of guard officers when needed
by the department.
The provisions for an enlisted reserve
corps of civilians include authority to
divide the country geographically into
corps areas, each to include a division
of national guard or enlisted reserve
corps troops, with proper reserve offi
cers, assignments to constitute a tac
tical organization for administrative
purposes.
Enlistments in the reserves would be
for three years, except world war vet
erans, who would be accepted for one
year.
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Jury Exonerates
Youth of Murder
of Father-Mother
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LINCOLN, Kas, May 27 Lee
Hunch, 21 years old, charged with first
degree murder in connection with the
death of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E
D. Bunch last August, was acquitted
by a jury in the Lincoln county district
court tonight on the first ballot.
Miss Helen Hyman. aunt of Lee
Bunch and' sister of Mrs. E. D. Bunch
was convicted of first degree murder
last week and in her cbnfess'ou im
plicated her nephew. On the e-anc
today Lee Bunch repudiated any con
nection with the double murder.
Miss Hyman, in her confession, paid
Lee's parents had refused to allow him
to marry her and had abused her.
SENATE ACTS TO
CONSERVE FUNDS
WASHINGTON, May 27 The sen
ate voted today to abolish 42 standing
committees and reduce membership of
all others, effective in the next con
gress. The reform has been urged for
years and the new committees slate
was adopted virtually without discus
sion.
The senate's committees are reduced
from 74 to 32, paring down chairman
ships and employe patronage hereto
fore enjoyed by senators to that ex
tent. Senator Knox, republican, Penn
sylvania, said the plan would "cut out
all of the committees which rarely if
ever meet."
Senator Underwood of Alabama,
democrat leader, joined in urging
adoption of the plan.
WOOL WORKERS VOTE STRIKE
PASSAIC, N. J., May 27. Workers in
the woolen mills of Passaic and vicinity
tonight voted to strike next Tuesday
to enforce demands for a ."0 per cent
wage increase and a 44 -hour week.
Union leaders said IS. 000 employes
would be affected. Three days ago the
employers announced they would grant
an increase of $3 a week, but the union
insisted on their orjginal demands.
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HAS NOVEL WAY OF ESCAPING
SACRAMENTO, Cal., May 27. Carl
Otto, a eonvist at Folsom. near here,
escaped late today by running a switch
engine through the outer gates. Free of
the prison walls he left the locomotive,
plunged into the American river and
disappeared.
' y
that the long staple cotton crop in the Salt River
Valley this year is estimated in value at more ihan
$45,000,000?
PRESIDENT'S HOST
WANTED IN N. Y. ON
LARCENY CHARGE
NEW YORK, May 27 Prince
Michael Murat, at whose home in
Paris President and Mrs. Wilson re
sided during the peace conference,
today was indicted by the May
grand juhy on the charge of grand
larceny in the first degree on com
plaint of a Manhattan fur dealer
who alleged he lost $1,500 through
a check transaction during the
prince's visit here last June.
A bench warrant will be issued
for the prince and the New York
police department may send a de
tective to Paris to serve it and ask
for his extradition to the United
States.
SIS REPLIES TO
DANIELS DEFENSE
OF NAVAL PLANS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 27. Rear Ad
miral Sims today began efforts to scut
tle Secretary Daniels' defense of the
navy department's conduct of the war.
Testifying in rebuttal before the sen
ate naval investigating committee, the
admiral declared that navy department
witnesses had revealed conditions- in
the navy "even more distressing than
I could have imagined."
Admiral Sims declared that what
Secretary Daniels had described as
President Wilson's "bold and auda
cious" policy for the navy was com
mendable but the navy department, in
stead of following the presidential plan
as promulgated to the officers and men
of the Atlantic fleet in August, 1917,
followed a "timid and hesitating
course..
The officer characterized the presi
dent's advocacy of operations of allied
forces to bottle up the German sub
marines Jn their home ports as "im
practicable" in view of certain tech
nical difficulties, with which he said
the persident was unfamiliar.
"The sacrifice of half of the British
and American fleets," he said, "would
not have been too great a price to pay
if it would have suppressed the sub
marines and ended the war.
"The attempt, of course,, would have
been unwise, if, in the opinion of re
sponsible naval experts, it would cer
tainly have failed."
Referring to President Wilson's
cablegram to him on July 4, 1917, ask
ing for "independent recommendations'
and expressing the belief that the Brit
ish admiralty was "helpless almost to
the point of panic," the admiral said
he regarded the message as confidential
and not so much a criticism of the ad
miralty as an expression of dissatis
faction with the manner in which the
navy - department was conducting the
war. He said he was surprised that
the secretary had made it public.
The admiral quoted from the testi
mony of officers called by the depart
ment which, he said, had "almost in
every case completely borne out the
conclusions of my letter of Jan. 7. 1920,'"
which brought about the investigation.
At one point in his testimony the ad
miral estimated that the investigation
had cost "two or three hundred thou
sand dollars." He will continue his re
buttal tomorrow and Chairman Hale
said the investigation probably would
be closed Saturday.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DES MOINES, Iowa, May 27. The
general conference of the Methodist
Episcopal church, which has been in
session here during the month of May,
adjourned early this afternoon. Busi
ness was conducted at 12:04 noon, after
which the final roll call and closing
devotional exercises were held. Bishop
Joseph F. Berry, the senior member of
the bpard of bishops, presided. The
adjournment was not final, as pro
vision was made for the calling of a
special session If at any time during
the quadrennium the new commission
on unification with the Methodist
church, south, shall arrive at an agree
ment for union of the two churches.
The morning session saw the adop
tion of all the reports which were of
great importance, but about 40 of sec
ondary importance were eliminated by
the sifting committee and did not re
ceive attention. Among these was a
report proposing some changes in the
social creed of the church.
The report of the special committee
on the interchurch world movement
was one of the last matters to receive
attention. The conference approved
the movement, pledged the support of
the denomination to a further canvass
of the so-called "Friendly Citizens' di
vision" and referred the matter of the
payment of the share of the Methodist
church in the expenses of the cam
paign to the board of bishops, with
power to act. The conference also au
thorized the plan for the appointment
of a director of social and recreational
activities in the local church, whose
duty shall be to carry out a construct
lvesocial program.
Unless a special session is called, the
next general conference will be con
vened on the first day of May, 1924.
The place of this session will be de
termined later.
NOT CONCERNED
WASHINGTON, May 27. A resolu
tion declaring "the Irish question to be
no concern to the United States" was
introduced today by Representative
Connolly, Democrat, Texas.
METHODISTS ADJOURN
MAKE PROVISION FOR
A SPECIAL SESSI1
EXPLAINS PLANS
FOR NOMINATIO
OF W. G. M'ADOO
Senate Probe of Pre-Con-vention
Expenditures
Brings to Light Plans to
Nominate Former Secre
tary of Treasury at S. F.
Convention
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 27 Senate in
vestigation into the pre-convention ex
penditures in behalf of presidential
candidates today brought forth infor
mation as to plans to put William G
McAdoo's name before the democratic
national convention and an assertidh
from John T. King, original manager
for Maj.-Gen. Leonard Wood, that Dan
R. Hanna of Cleveland, early in the
general's campaign, had. promised "to
go out and gather in $500,000." In re
ply to questions, Mr. King said he did
not know whether the money was re
ceived. As to three presidential candidates
whose expenditures the committee In
spected for the first time, testimony
was presented showing that 5113,109
had been contribute dfor Senator Hard
ing of Ohio; $6S,375 for Governor Cool
idge of Massachusetts, and $40,500 lor
Nicholas M. Butler of New York, all
republicans.
Will Nominate McAdoo
In respect to the candidacy of Mr.
McAdoo, Dr. Burris Jenkins, publisher
of the Kansas City Post, told the com
mittee that he had come to Washing
ton for a conference last night with
Jouett Shouse. assistant secretary of
the treasury; Daniel C. Roper, former
commissioner of internal revenue.
Commissioner Robert Wooley of the
interstate commerce commission, and
Frank Wilson, former director of Lib
erty loan publicity.
Dr. Jenkins explained that he had
been asked to place Mr. McAdoo in
nomination at the San Francisco con
vention, but of any funds to be used
in behalf of the former secretary oi
the treasury, he knew nothing, he said.
Resuming its inquiry into the cam
paign of Attorney General Palmer, the
committee finished its day with for
mer Federal Judge J. H. Covington,
national treasurer of the Palmer cam
paign, answering questions designe-3
by the inquisitors to show connection
of several Palmer supporters, as named
on the contribution list previously pro
duced, with the office of the alien
property custodian, of which Mr. Pal
mer was the war-time head.
Judge Covington's legal representa
tion of the Revere Sugar company ot
Boston, which has a case pending be
fore the department of Justice, also
was touched upon.
Tells Why He Quit Wood ;T
To & question -to whether his ac
tivities in behalf of Mr. Palmer were
occasioned by his quasi governmental
legal associations, Mr. Covington gave
an unqualified negative. Only nine
men on the contribution list, he said.
had any connection, direct or indirect,
with the administration of alien prop
erty. Mr. King's testimony concerned the
early organization of the Wood cam
paign, its financing under his direc
tion to the extent of $91,000 and his re
tirement in favor of Col. William C.
Proctor. He denied reports that the
Wood campaign had been underwrit
ten by a group of wealthy men, who
attended a dinner given by the late
Henry C. Frick for the purpose, but in
that connection told of the promise
which he said Mr. Hanna made.
"A question of policy." Mr. King
said, caused him to withdraw as Gen
eral Wood's manager.
SAYS KING MISREPRESENTED
CLEVELAND. May 27 D. R. Hanna
tonight issued the following statement
concerning the testimony of John T.
King of Connecticut today before the
senate campaign investigating com
mittee at Washington:
"Mr. King's statement of my agree
ing to raise $500,000 for General
Wood's campaign is a gross misrepre
sentation. Further. I never attended
any meeting with William Loeb and
Charles T. King, in reference to or
ganizing a Roosevelt Memorial club.
Nor did I ever have any conversation
with J. T. King or Mr. Loeb. I have
always been greatly interested in the
Roosevelt memorial plans, but never at
any time have I discussed the situa
tion with either Mr. Leob or Mr. King.
"It is true that I did at a later date
and at General Wood's suggestion ask
Mr. King if he would undertake the
management of General Wood's prr
nomination campaign. I also, through
a mutual friend, arranged with Mr.
King to meet the general in New
York. Since then I have not had any
active connection with General Wood's
campaign or Mr. King's work. I have
contributed $6,000 towards the ex
penses of General Wood's campaign in
the Cleveland congressional districts.
It is the total of my contribution to
the entire Wood campaign."
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Tells Why Western
Roads Ask Increase
In Freight Rates
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 27. Opening
the case of western railroads, request
ing a 24 per cent increase in freight
rates, S. M. Felton, president of the
Chicago & Great Western railway, told
the interstate commerce commission
today that additional returns were
needed by the carriers to keep pace
with business and serve the public
welfare.
Ability o handle the expected ca
pacity production of American indus
tries, Mr. Felton said, only is possible
if through the investment of new cap
ital the railways are enabled to in
crease their mileage and improve their
facilities.
Final testimony for the railways of
the eastern and southern territories
was presented today and it is expected
that the carriers will conclude their
direct statement tomorrow, after which
a recess for a week, to enable shippers
' to prepare for cross-examination, wili
j be taken.
After account and traffic experts
! have concluded the case for the west
i ern roads. Columbns Haile, vice presi
dent of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas
l railroad, plans to petition the oommis
i sion to grant carriers of the southwest
jiin increase of rates of .12. per cent
I and adjustments distinct from the n'
! ficial western classifications of which
they are a part
Rio Grande On
Rampage-City
Is Threatened
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SAN MARCIAL, N. M May 27
With the crest of the Rio Grande
flood passing here today, this
town is threatened with inundation.
Many houses are already flooded
and the railroad tracks are in dan
ger of becoming undermined or
softened to the point of danger.
Gangs of men are at work re
inforcing the roadbed with sand
bags filled with earth.
Traffic Demoralized
ALBUQUERQUE. N. M.. May 27
Traffic conditions on the Rio Grande
division of the Santa Fe railroad, be
tween here and El Paso, are demoral
ized. The first passenger train from
the south since Tuesday morning ar
rived at noon today. No freight trains
are running. The trouble is due to the
Rio Grande flooding the tracks be
tween here and San Marcial, N. M.
WILSON VETOES
PEACE MEASURE;
GT ENDS FIGHT
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 27. President
Wilson vetoed the peace resolution to
day and informed congress" he could
not become a party to the peace pro
gram framed by republican leaders of
the senate and house, because he con
sidered it would put an "ineffaceable
stain" on the nation's honor.
To establish technical peace by such
a method, the president said in his veto
message, would be to effect "a complete
surrender of the rights of the United
States so far as Germany is concerned,"
and to relinquish all the high purposes
which led the nation into war and
which were embodied in the rejected
treaty of Versailles.
The president's act apparently
brought to another and final deadlock
the efforts of the administration and
congress to agree upon a peace pro
gram. Republican leaders conceded
they had no cljance to pass the resolu
tion over the veto though an attempt
will be made in the house tomorrow and
on both sides it was predicted that the
issues of the treaty controversy would
have to be fought out in the political
campaign with democrats a.nd repub
licans blaming each other for the fail
ure to consummate a state of peace.
In his message, the president did not
indicate whether he might again sub
mit the treaty to the senate for rati
fication, but he said the resolution
raised again the question of whether
the United States cared to draw apart
from the rest of the world or to join
with other nations in attaining the
ends of which the treaty was framed.
The veto had been expected by the
republican leaders and they made plans
to close the incident promptly by a
record vote on repassage of the resolu
tion. The message went first to the
house, where its reading was greeted
with cheers by the democrats and de
rision by republicans. Without discus
sion it was agreed to take a vote at
noon tomorrow.
The general predictions on the re
publican side was that the resolution
would fall short by only a few votes of
the two-thirds necessary to repass it.
In the senate, however, it was con-
ced"d that the prospect was altogether
hopeless, the democrats standing al
most solidK' with the president.
lEagueTfIatis
ED
SAYS LORD Hll
PORTSMOUTH, Kngland. May 27.-
The league of nations was discussed
at the opening session today of the
twenty-ninth conference of the Inter
national Law association. The Karl of
Reading', lord chief justice and former
British ambassador to the United
States, presided. There were numer
ous foreign delegates present, but two
Germans who were expected have not
yet arrived.
An interesting paper was presented
in the name of Kverett I. Wheeler,
New York lawyer, in which he ex
pressed the belief that the United
States would yet ratify the league.
The American ambassador, J. W.
Davis, will preside at tomorrow's ses
sion, when the laws of war at sea will
be discussed.
Lord Reading, speaking at the lunch
eon of the association, said that the
league of nations, which he trusted
would in the future represent inter
national law, was the hope of human
ity. To skeptics and scoffers who said
that the league would not accomplish
much he would say that if the league
was not to succeed, if it could not give
a ray of hone in ending war, there was
no. alternative.
Lord Reading, in his presidential ad
dress, said it was a melancholy reflec
tion that, while international jurists
and men of high ideals were striving
i to prevent war, nat ions by every means
in their iiower tried to outdo each other
in the strength of their death-dealing
forces. But out of the war had come a
great. epoch-making document the
covenant of the league of nations.
"I do not say that it is a perfect
instrument." he added. "It is, never
theless, a great document, though the
hands that were set to it at the time
are not the hands of those who ratified
it. What America will do in the future
it is not for us to judge. She will de-
eide for herself according to her own
views and according' to the views of
her own people.
"Hut of tills I am convinced, whether
she signs or does not sign, she will re
main the supporter of justice and truth
in the future as she has done in the
past, and these tribunals or nations
associated in the league of nations will
be able to rely on her when they give
their views founded upon reason and
based on justice."
MINE SUSPENDS OPERATIONS
KL PASO. Tex.. May 27. Operations
of the Alvarado .Mining and Milling
company have been, suspended since
Ma:," 2 2 because of the company's re
fusal to pa- a sr.o.Oiuj "protection tax"
to Francisco Villa, according to an an
nouncement made her today by T. ;.
Hawkins. Jr., vice prcsidr4. in charge
of operations. .
IMITY
3 ARMIES START
T OF
ANDIT LEADER
De Facto Mexican Govern
ment Launches Campaign
To Rid Nation of Villa
Herrero Again Puts Forth
Claim That Carranza End
ed Own Life
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
EL PASO. Tex.. May 27 The de
facto government of Mexico has begun
its threatened campaign against Fran
cisco Villa.
Advices received here today indicate
that at least three commands have
been sent into the mountains of the
Parral district to hunt down the ban
dit and that Villa has ahead of him
some of the fastest dodlng of his
career if he is to escape the cordon of
troops closing in on his bands.
With forces under General Ignacio
Enriquez and Marcelo Caraveo al
ready in the field, it is reported that
Gen. J. Gonzalo Escobar, newly ap
pointed military commander of the
state of Chihuahua, started toward El
Valle from Jimtnez last night with
1,000 men. At last reports Villa was
waiting at El Valle for final word
from General P. Elias Calles on his
demand that he be appointed to re
place Escobar.
Villa-Escobar Bitter Enemies
Between Escobar and Villa the bit
terest enmity exists. The former was
one of the jury which passed a sen
tence of death on Gen. Felipe Angeles.
Villa's military Idol, and the bandit
has sworn he must pay with his own
life before there can be peace.
In a dispatch to the de facto com
mercial asent here disclaiming knowl
edge of the reported kidnaping by
Villlstas of Homer Carr, examining
engineer for the American Smelting
and Refining company who was sup
posed to have been taken off a train
at Jiminez Tuesday, General Enriquez
said he had concluded an unsatisfac
tory telegraphic conference with Villa
and was convinced the government
had no choice but to fight him.
Friends of Carr were reassured at
the same time by a wire from W. M.
Drury, manager of the American
Smelting and Refining company's min
ing department, who said there was
"nothing to" the kidnaping report.
Reiterates Suicide Theory
TLALN EPANTLA, Mex.. May 27
(By The Associated Press) Gen. Ro
dolfo Herrero, who has been accused of
participating in the alleged assassina
tion of President Carranza, In a mess
age to Gen. I. Elias Calles, minister of
war under the de facto government,
repeated his previous assertion Car
ranza committed suicide whe he saw
himself iri danger of capture by a
force of SO men under Herrero.
Herrero. in Ms message to Calles,
said he attacked Carranza's escort
"solely for patriotic reasons."
Herrero also purported to transmit
in his message, which was filed at
Papantla, state of Vera Cruz, contents
of a statement said to have been signed
by Paulino Pontes, director general of
the Mexican railroads under Carranza;
Manuel Aguirre Berlanga, former sec
retary of the interior, and others of
the Carranza party which agreed with
Herrero a assertions.
Villa Answer Expected Today
General Calles requested Herrero to
hasten to Mexico City to aid in clear
ing the mystery surrounding Carran
za's death.
Whether Francisco Villa will be
classed as a foe or friend of the new
government will be decided today
Calles announced, saying that addi
tional time had been given Villa to re
spond to the ultimatum he return to
private life.
General Obregon arrived here this
afternoon to confer with Calles. The
war minister's special train arrived
here this morning and will remain
here today awaiting the arrival of
Provisional President de la Huerta and
the balance of the military forces of
11,000 men who will participate in the
"triumphal entry" of de la Huerta and
his forces into the capital.
Discount Suicide Theory
Recent reports from Mexico City
said an autopsy over the-body of Car
ranza developed he had been kiiled by
five rifle bullets, thus apparently dis
counting the suicide theory.
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PLEAD GUILTY TO
ROBBERY CHARGE
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
EAST LAS VEGAS. N. M., May 27
Robert Brown ot Aguilar, Colo., and
his traveling companion, Cora Fer
nandez, who refused to give her ad
dress, pleaded guilty today to a charge
of holding up G. B. Good of Amarillo,
Texas, near here Saturday night, bind
ing him with baling wire and taking
his automobile and a sum of money
The couple was caught at Springer
and the stolen articles recovered. They
were sentenced to three years in the
penitentiary.
The woman, who admits she is not
Brown's wife, has a small child with
her. Her sentence was suspended
during good behavior. She says she
will go to Santa Fe and remain until
Brown is released from the peniten
tiary. o
Say Rail Workers
Must Have Increase
To Save Carriers
Republican A. P. Leased Wlrej
CHICAGO, May 27 Railroad em
ployes of the United States must be
granted prompt wage increases, re
gardless of cost to the carriers, or the
entire railway industry will face com
plete disruption, W. X. Ioak, vice
president of the Brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen, declared today before
the railway labor board which is con
ducting hearings as to the demands oi
employes.
Mr. Doak declared present wages
were inadequate and cited several in
stances of trainmen whose living ex
penses, lie said, were greater than the
wages they were receiving.
A sworn statement from Robert
Hunter, a hrakeman of Whitefish.
Mont- declaring his living budget
showed a deficit of $17."9 for the first
two weeks in March, 3 9110. was pre
sented aw testimony. Hunter's salary
was given as $:'3.ti." for the two weeks.
Figures showing that brakemen tn
some otln r places received less pav
than Hunter also wi re presented. mly
individual cases were mentioned by
Mr. Doak.
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REPUBLICANS
PROHIBITION
ISSUE ALREADY DE
Party Leaders Hope to Quash Efforts at
Convention to Modify Present "Bone
Dry" Rule Johnson Not to "Bolt"
Meeting If Not Nominated
(Republican Associated Press Leased Wire)
CHICAGO, May 27. Beer, light wines and prohibi
tion will not be mentioned i nthe Republican national con
vention, it present plans of party leaders are carried out,
it was learned today. Directors of the party's policies
have decided that the question has been settled and that
neither a wet nor a dry'7 plank, nor endorsement of
any modification of the present "bone dry" rule, will be
incorporated in the platform, according to Samuel A.
Perkins, national committeeman from Washington.
DEMAND IMMEDIATE
COllDEIflTl OF
SOLDIER BONUS ACT
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
"WASHINGTON, May 27. Advocates
of the soldier relief bill served notice
in the house today that beginning to
morrow they would seek to block all
legislation until the measure Is brought
up for passage. Representative Mason,
republican, Illinois, made such an
nouncement amid loud applause and
later Representative Murphy, republi
can, Ohio, repeated it.
"We are tired of this confidence
game," declared Mr. Mason, referring
to the delay In bring the bill before
the house.
Representative Fordney, republican,
Michigan, In charge of the measure,
said its passage might be attempted
Saturday, but some other leaders
thought that it might go over until
next week. The rules committee today
ordered favorable report of a resolu
tion suspending house rules for six
days, beginning Saturday, the plan be
ing to bring up the relief bill during
that time.
Prolonged debate on the bill, though
bitter at times, disclosed no open oppo
sition to it. Mr. Mason, in answering
affirmatively a question by Representa
tive Henry T. Rainey, democrat. Illi
nois, as to whether the former favored
an 80 per cent war profits tax to finance
the proposal, charged that Ji. M.
Barueh "had stolen $50,000,000 of war
profits on copper."
'I'm willing to support such a proposal,"-
Mr. Mason said, "but I am
afraid what you offer is not to help but
to defeat the legislation that the sol
diers want. I'm willing to vote to have
your attorney general bring suit against
Barney Baruch, the chief man, the
closest man to the president of the
United states, who stole $50,000,000 in
copper alone."
Representative Mason did not elabor
ate on his charge and his remarks
passed without comment from the dem
ocratic side. i
DISAPPROVE WILSON
REDDEST FOR RIGHT
TO ACCEPT MANDATE
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON'. May 27 Declination
of an American mandate over Armenia
was regarded by leaders of both par
ties in congress as a certain result of
the adverse action taken today by the
senate foreign relations committee.
In response to President Wilson's
request of congress for authority to
assume for the L'nited States a man
date over Armenia, the senate commit
tee today, by a vote of 11 to 4, report
ed a resolution declaring that "con
gress respectfully declines to grant to
the executive the power" asked.
Solid republican support given the
resolution in the committee is ex
pected by leaders to continue in tlie
senate. One democrat, Senator Shields
of Tennessee, also opposed the man
date. Of the four democrats who op
posed the resolution Senators Hitch
cock of Nebraska, Williams of Missis
sippi, Smith of Arizona and Pittman
of Nevada only one, Mr. Williams,
was said to favor the mandate. The
other three democrats opposed the
resolution on other grounds and were
said to oppose the president's request
on principle.
The resolution is to be brought be
fore the senate for debate and dis
posal as soon as lesislativo matters
permit with little doubt entertained by
either party as to its adoption.
The official announcement by Chair
man Lodge of the committee's action
follows:
The committee on foreign relations
having under consideration the mes
sage of the president of the United
States of May 24, 1910. report the fol
lowing resolution with the recom
mendation it be adopted:
"Resolved, by the senate (the house
of representatives concurring) that
the congress hereby respectfully de
clines to grant to the executive the
power to accept :i mandate over Ar
menia aw requested in the message or
the president dated May 24. 1120."
o
POLICE RESUME DUTIES
Ol'KLlk'A, Ala., May 27 Police here
returned to their posts today after a
two-day strike which resulted from
release without bond of students ot
Alabama Polytechnic institution whom
the police had attested. Mayor OI if t
publicly commended the officers for
making the arrests.
S. A. GETS WHITE HOUSE WOOL
MOW YORK. May 17. Wool sheared
several days ajro from the White House
sheep has been presented by President
Wilson to the Salvation Army. News
of the i;ift was received by the head
quarters of the Salvation Army here
today in a letter from J. P. Tumaity,
President Wilson's secretary.
SIDET
R'APV
PLANK-
The prohibition question and Its pos
sible effect on the forthcoming presi
dential campaign has been under con
sideration by party leaders for several
months, it is known. The matter was
discussed at national committee meet
ings here as far back as last January.
Say Nation Wants Prohibition
One member of the national com
mittee who Is here, eald today that th
committeemen believed the "wets" to
be in the minority, and that the coun
try as. a. whole wanted prohibition.
National committeemen who are
gathering here for the opening of
the hearing on contests Monday
received with interest today the
reports of Senator Hiram W. John
son's speech at Concord, N. C, In
-which he declared he would not
"bolt" the convention if net nomi
nated. The probable attitude of
the senator In the event of defeat
in the convention has been the
source of speculation for weeks
along "presidenial row" and his
pronouncement on the subject was
received with visible relief.
"I am glad to hear that," said A. T.
Hert of Kentucky, chairman of the
convention committee on arrangements.
I have thought all along that that
would be Mr. Johnson's position."
Senator Johnson will enter the con
vention with 109 instructed delegate.
Major General Leonard Wood has If 3
votes pledged to him. Governor F. f .
Lowden is third in the list with 71
pledges.
Convention Hall Ready
With approval today by the city
building inspector of the temporary
galleries, installed to add 1.000 extra
seats to the normal capacity cf the
coliseum, Charles R. Hall, superintend
ent of the building, notified the con
vention committee that he would have
the hall ready to turn over to the re
publicans late next week.
Special correspondents of many met
ropolitan newspapers were thrown into
consternation today when it was an
nounced by the Western Union com
pany that it would have no v. si s
running into the convention ha'!.
Superintendent Hall notified the com
pany that the building trades couno.I
had threatened to call out all worknx ;i
employed at the coliseum if non-union
telegraph companies attempted to plate
wires in the building. The Postal Te
graph company said it had not h ..rd
of the trouble and expected to i:. -: . 1
an office.
The union men have been trying to
organize the elevator boys in the Y .-t -ern
Union building. Th elevator
boys, according to the company, al
ready are unionized, as they belong to
the Western Union Kmjdoycs' asso
ciation. Will Discard Historic Gavel
L. W. Henley, secretary of the con
vention committee, placed an order for
a new gavel today, and the histori
mallet used in 1912 and 1910 will be
discarded. "It has gone through two
defeats," Mr. Henley commented, "an I
because of the associations connected
with it I think we would better l.iy it
aside and buy a less dangerous
weapon."
There will be plenty of rooms in Chi
cago, at reasonable prices, to care for
the 40,000 convention visitors, accord
ing to the information bureau of tho
Association of Commerce. First-class
hotels in the loop have 13,000 roonw
available and outlying hotels 21. Chi.
Scores of apartments whose owners
have listed them at fancy figures nr
going begging. One owner of a nine
room house asked $12,000 for six day-.
There were no takers. The averat-
price of 250 apartments listed was Jl."'
for the week, but not mote than ..
dozen have been rented.
Rooms are available In hotels and
homes at an average price of i
per day.
Women Demand Say
Women leaders here are conferring
with committeemen in an effort to
draft a plan, for participation i f tho
newly enfranchised voters in the one -tion
of the Republican party. The- plan
will be presented to the convention, it
is understood, with the reeomm illa
tion of Chait man Hays and the ra
tional committee that it be adopted.
Some of the women are asKbv-r for a
50-50 voice in party affairs, arid at tho
other extreme some are said to l e con
tent with the present arrav; r:i-nt
whereby an advisory committee f on--representative
from each state, with
r.o voting power, sits with the r.atior !
committee. A request that a p'.inU
endorsing independence for the Philip
pines be incorporated In the Re;. -in .
lican platform will be made to the
platform and policies committee by a
special commission of Filipinos. Jo "
P. Meleneio announced today.
JOHNSON WINS IN
OREGON BUT
HIS
MATE IS CEATE
N
PORTLAND, Ore., May 2 7 S: :
tor Hiram W. Johnson received t;
Oregon presidintia! preference v
by a plurality of 2,12'J over Maj.
General Leonard Wood, his near.,
rival, according to a tribulation p.,
pared today by the Portland 1'e,,
gram from complete but pari!;.- u
official returns from all counties
the state.
The same tabulation shoe.
San field McDonald. Senator J. .hi
son's campaign manager in O: :;
and a. candidate f,..j- e;. ;'.- i
larg" to the Republican is it;,
convention, had U; dvfen d
1,400 votes.
Mi
l.v
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