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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN"
AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESS3VE JOURNAL
1921
Will Reward
Fighten
1921
Will Reward
Fighters
THIRTY-FIRST1 YEAR
12 PAGES
PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, APRIL 14, 1921
12 PAGES
VOL. XXXI, NO. 352
TEXAS TORNADO
DESTROYS TOWN
KILLING FIVE AND
INJURING FIFTY
FIRE FOLLOWS IN PATH OF TORNADO
DESTROYING ENTIRE BUSINESS SEC
TION AND ALL RESIDENCES IN EAST
SIDE OF MELISSA, TEXAS
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
M KINNEY. Texas April 13. IP--.- Orrrn Tl i7 tfnn
Five nersons were killed and from
m!
25 to 50 others injured, some proba
n: I
bly fatally, when a tornado ewe
down on Melissa, six miles north of
nere tuaay. rue iuiwwcu ,u
bris and virtually the entire business
district and the east sie of the town
were destroyed.
The tornado unroofed a school
building; in which about 240 children
were at classes, also caving in the
east walls, but due to the foresight
of the teachers, who marshalled their
charges into the basement, none of
tie children was hurt.
Tracks of the Houston and Texas
Central railroad, and electric inter
urban railway were torn up for a
half mile. A string of freight cars
on the railroads was blown off, in
juring several trainmen.
The tornado originated near
Franklin, six miles west of Melissa,
swept - eastward, destroying farm
buildings along the way, then missed
the west side of Melissa only to sweep
down from the east.
The Waldon hotel, which faced
south, was hurled around and left
facing west. No one in the hotel was
hurt.
A child was killed in its mother's
arms by a flying piece of scantling.
Tbe mother was uninjured.
A horse was found, with a scant
ling driven through its body.
In the business district only one
building, tbe bank, was left standing:
and about 25 structures, mostly brick
buildings, were destroyed. All resi
dences in the east portion fttre
blown down.
Storm Strikes Oklahoma
TULSA. Okla., April 13. Roofs
were ripped from farm houses by a
tornado, about two miles south of
. Cuahing. late today, according to re
ports. Chicago Minister
- Makes Appeal For
Movies In Church
,- Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, April 13. The movie is
an American Institution come to stay,
not without its redeeming features,
and not to be summarily condemned
on the whole, the Rev. Frederick L.
Selden of the Ravenswood Presby
terian church told his congregation
tonight in making a plea for the es
tablishment of a picture program one
night each week in the church annex.
- "The principal objection to our
public shows," the pastor said, "is
that the standard of evolution for the
producer la the box office. We sha'l
i seek here to cultivate, especially in
the children, a demand for those pic
tures whlah, without lurid suggestion
and moral laxity, so that these types
will be also required of the public
exhibitors. Such is a legitimate
function of the Christian church, wj
seek not to destroy, but to build up
El Tigre Properties
Will Not Be Closed
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
1 DOUGLAS; Ariz.. April 13. The Kl
Tigre Copper company, operating
mines at Tigre, Sonora, Mexico, will
continue to produce ore as long as
the El Paso smelters remain in oper
ation, it was announced by the gen
eral manager here today. In case the
Pass City furnaces are closed down,
the company will consider plans to
ship the ore to Chihuahua City for
reduction.
JERSEY CITY BROKER HAS
TWO WIVES IN SAME HOME
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
JERSET CtTT, N. J., April 13.
The strange case of a man living
with two wives in the same apart
ment was revealed here today. The
man is Herbert Thornton Andrews.
80 years old, stock broker. The
women are Mrs. Maud Haynes An
drews. 45, whom ie married in Port
nd, Me., in 1912, and by whom he
has'two boys, and Mrs. Esther Marie
Tatnall Andrews, 25, who, went
trough a marriage ceremony with
llm in Greenwich, Conn., in January,
VTip2l.
The first Mrs. Andrews declared
tonight that the younger woman was
brought to the broker's home on the
day of the Greenwich ceremony and
formally introduced to her by Mr.
Andrews as his wife." She told
friends that she continued to live, in
v,. nme anartment, occupying an
alcove bedroom, "for the sake of my
boys," and because she felt confi
dent'thather husband would som tire
of the younger woman.
Mr Andrews is head of the stock
brokerage firm of H. T. Andrews &
Co with principal offices at 20 Broad
v reet New York, and branches in
Philadelphia, Pittsburg and Chicago,
"he second Mrs. Andrews is reported
tevbe a member of a reputable Pitts
hurar family. The children are 6 and
i years of age.
'i n-n married to J
Andrews
nine years ago.- Mrs. Maud Andrew?
said tonight, "and we lived happily
together until Jnnu; ry of this year;
then my husband went to Greenwich
,nd was married to this girl. I don't
know much about her except that he
v. fc,"
Financial Support
jJU JJc ContiHUCC
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 13
Farmers should build up an or
ganization, capable of presenting
facts to congress on matters af
fecting agriculture. Secretary
Wallace declared txhy before
the conference of tne American ,
i Farm Federation bureau.
He "deplored" the complaint
that appropriations for agricul
ture are in the nature of sub
' sidizing a class, since they are
for the benefit of the farmers.
Such appropriations are actually
more for the benefit ef the con
sumers than for the farmers, he
sad.
Chairman McFadden of the
house banking and currency
committee today announced that,
examination of the financial sup-,
port of farm orgaizations, begun
in the last session, would be con
tinued. The executive committees of
the National Milk Producers'
association and of the National
Grange met today in preparation
for the meeting tomorrow of a
number of farm organizations
which will endeavor to agree on
a legislative program.
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HarvesterCompany
Reports Big Drop
In Yearly Profits
Republican A. P. Leased Wire '
CHICAGO, April 13. The Interna
tional Harvester company's annual
report today showed net profits for
1920 of $16,655,000 as against $20,
011,000 in 1919. The percentage of
net profit to capital invested was 7.9
per cent as against 9.6 per cent In
1919.
Despite this reduction In net prof
its, the company's sales were the
largest In its history, totaling $225,
000.000. In 1919 sales totaled $210,
000,000. In the foreign field, the
company's sales were $60,000,000,
breaking all records. Profits on these
sales were declared to exceed those
of the preceding year.
Machine selling prices in 1920, the
i report said, showed an average in
crease of about 60 per cent above
pre-war prices and repair parts
showed an average increase of 40 per
cent. It was stated that the average
increase in prices of "all commodi
ties" for 1920 was 143 per cent over
the 1914 average,
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Fire Threatens Old
Boston 'Landmark
BOSTON, Mass, April 13 Fire to
night threatened for a time to destroy
the old state house, a landmark of
the days of the American revolution
and earlier, and the priceless tecords
stored there.
The flames started in the basement
and worked their way .up through the
walls to the cupola. The firemen
prevented the blaze from reaching the
museum of historical exhibits on the
second floor but it is feared many
exhibits were damaged by water. The
amount of damage has. not been de
termined.
The old state house was erected in
! 1748, succeeding two other structures
that had been burned.
brought her home one day and calmly
told me that he had married her.
"Since that day we have all three
lived here under the same roof.
"The only reason I have been able
to tolerate it is that I have two little
children to support. JDne of them has
been an invalid and a cripple ail his
life."
Mr. Andrews could not be reached
tonight, but his friends state that he
makes no attempt to conceal his pe
culiar domestic situation.
"Tou can be sure I wouldn't put up
with it except for the children," Mrs.
Andrews said. "If I left h wou'd,
spend all his mone yon the girl,
when he should spend it for lh chil
dren." -.
Mr. Andrews is said to have told
friends that he will be able to show
that his first marriage was invalid,
because he was a minor when it took
place.
Friends of the broker point out that
there is nothing illegal in his action.
No prosecution for bigamy may be
brought in the state of Connecticut.
they said, unless there is evidence oi I
the consummation of the two cere
monies within the state. Mr. An
drews and Mrs. Esther Marie An
drews, they added, came here directly
after the ceremony f nd have since
lived in Mr. Andrews' house.
The .second Mrs. Andrews is confi
dent thit the matrimonial tanele can
I l;e straightened out to the satisfaction
of all.
"I love Herb and know be wil
straighten this out all right," she. s.iH.
The two met in Pittsburg, where the
young woman was employed in the
Andrews blanch office. i
Druggist Kills
Would-be Yegg;
Wounds Another
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LINCOLN, Nebr., April 13 A
would-be robber who gave the
name of Ray Fletcher and Denver
as his home, was shot and died a
few hours later following an at
tempt to rob a drug store owner
tonight. His companion, said to be
his brother, giving the name of
Frank' Fletcher, was captured by
the police.
The men entered the store of
V. C. Mason, in the residence
district, and without preliminar
ies Raj- Flotcher pressed a re
volver at Mason's stomach and
commanded him to hold up his
hands. The druggist backed away
to the prescription case, where
his own revolver lay, grabbed it
and began shooting. Ray Fletcher
was shot through the neck. The
robbers ran, but Ray Fletcher
applied at a hospital for assist
ance and told where his brother
. could be found.
-o-
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
"WASHINGTON, April 13. Inquiry
in diplomatic circles today failed to
develop any disposition to challenge
the soundness of the position of the!
American government that the United
States has an equal right with the
allied powers in disposal of the for
mer German overseas possessions.
While France alone has replied to
Secretary Hughes' notv. It Is gath
ered from these inquiries that new
exchanges believed in progress be
tween Japan and Great Britain will
result in the admission of such
American rights. It is expected, how
ever, there will be some variance of
views regarding the practical appli
cation of the general principles.
France is understood to have ac
cepted the American view, and Italy,
it is said, will give her full support
to the claims of the United States.
Itaiy failed to receive a mandate for
any former enmey territories and her
statesmen are said to have felt some
regard should have been had for that
provision of the treaty of London
guaranteeing Italy a fair share of the
territories of the enemy.
Japan also is understood to accept
the declaration of principles made in j
Secretary Hughes' note, but its reply
is expected to point out the diffi
culties of applying these principles'
to the satisfaction of all parties and
to Invite suggestions for a solution of
the iproblem. In many cases the for
mer enemy territories are being ad
ministered by the mandatory powers.
In Japanese quarters, it Is asserted,
it would not be practicable to estab
lish an internationalized government
over the island of Tap, as demanded
by the United States, because the isl
and is populated mostly by native
Polvnecians.
There is pome talk of the possibili
ty of a conference being called here
of the representatives of the powers
interested in mandates, but it is in
timated that, before this can bf done,
an effort will be made to ascertain
whether the American government's
concern as to the mandates Is limited j
to the territories where the United j
States has special interests, such as
cable facilities in Tap, or whether it,
intends to have a voice in each man
date. ' . J
The position of the administration
as to such direct negotiations remain
to De aenned. but it was indicated
toda yby some officials who discussed
reports from Tokio that Japan might
propose a conference here to take up
problems at issue between that coun
try and the United States, that an
admission of the American conten
tion as to th country's rights in the
former German territories properlv
should come first.
o
Douglas Judge Says
' Holding Cards Not
Evidence of Gaming
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DOUGLAS, Ariz., April 13. Judge
W. C. Jack decided today that having
cards in one's hands and money on
the table before one. does not make
one guilty of gambling. Judge Jack
made his ruling in dismissing the
case against "Rube" Gully, who had
been arrested on a charge of gam
bling. The officers were unable to
show that a game was in progress
when they made the arrest.
This Is the Time
For Action!
One fly. in April will have a million
grandchildren in August.
Right now is the ,ume to do the
most good in fighting the , world's
worst enemy.
The fly is the world's worst enemy.
"Flies are conceived in iniquity,
bred in filth, and lead a life of crime.
They occupy no place in the economy
of man."
Flies must be fought, and fought in
the RIGHT WAY. To fight them is
the duty of every community to its
members, and of every individual to
the community. "
Get the Fly Book published by the
Department of Agriculture. Enclose
two cents in stamps for return post-
i age. In filling out the coupon print
name and address or be suie to write
plainly.
Frederic J. Haskin, Director,
The Arizona Republican
Information Bureau,
Washington, ' D. C.
I enclose herewith two cents in
stamps for return postage on a
free copy of The FlyTBook.
Name .
Street
City .
ALLIED POWERS
RECOGNIZE II S.
MANDATE STAND
Britain 's Mine Strike
May Cause Dawnf all
of Coalition Rg&me
By MILTON BRONNER
LONDON, April 13. Many of Lloyd George's closest friends are urging
him to" precipitate an immediate, final showdown with labor.
Some of the most conservative of the.British premier's
advisers are hoping for his defeat and a labor govern
ment! ,
That is at the bottom of the pollticU-industrial up
heaval caused by the British miners' strike against
return of the mines to private owners and the action of
the railway and transport workers . in supporting the
miners.
In spite of the demand by Arthur Henderson, labor
leader, for a general election and the defeat of Lloyd
George, it is no secret that many other British labor
leaders don't want a labor government yet!
Running the British government just now is a, tick
lish, unpopular job.
That is also the very reason why some of the bitter
est opponents of labor are hoping labor will be thrown
into the, harness at once
Those who take this view look for a labor government
sooner or later.
"Let's have it now," they say, believing that labor
HENDERSON
would find todav's problems too much
short-lived; and that labor's political hopes would thus be killed for a long
time.
Britain is confronted today with the most troublesome problems she
has ever faced in peace time. In addition to the present Industrial upheaval
there are: .
1 Burdensome taxation to pay war debts.
2 Tremendous unemployment and huge unemployment doles.
3 Renewal of the Japanese alliance. ,
4 The war in Ireland.
5 Dispute with America over Mesopotamian oil.
6 Treatment of Germany. .
1 Future of navy and air force.
g Future of railways which are removed from government control in
August and in bitter dispute with the government about financial payments.
Since the resignation of Bonaj- Law,
T.Invd Georee's coalition government
'row. The Liberals are badly split,
premier. The Unionists, who under Law gave uoyd
George his staunchest support, are not so obedient to
the new leader, Austen Chamberlain.
If Lloyd George won in a new election on the battle
cry: "Save Britain from Bolshevism!" he might have a
smaller majority -than the present paper Strength of the
coalition, but it would be newly pledged to his support.
Those urging the premier to force a show-down point
out that if labor should beat Lloyd George the govern
ment would be short-lived especially with the Welsh
man himself on the opposition bench.
Then, they remind him, he could come back in the
next election with a mch simpler industrial situation
to deal with.
Lloyd George has apparently been preparing for some
time to meet labor in a real test of strength.
He definitely ceased to flirt with labor in his recent
speech, laying down the thesis that the next political battle would be fought
by a new center party representing
classes as against the labor party.
General
Wilt Be
Friday
Fine Feathers Don't
Make Fine Birds
Queer Ones Either
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK. April 13 An el
dey man in tattered cap and suit
sat motionless under a tree at
257th street and Broadway when a
mounted patrolman, informed that
a queer stranger had been sleep
ing thfere three days, approached.
Tm interested in birds, the old
man said. "Particularly in the
domestic .affairs of the pair of
robins above. I have enjoyed their
acquaintance three seasons."
He launched into the story of a
row that was being waged jn the
nest, the result, he said, of the
laying there of a cuckoo's egg.
"The male bird wanted to throw
it out but the female chirped no
and has hatched iW I am waiting
to see what will happen next.
Queer things, birds?"'
'Yes." said the patrolman, "and
the folk here about think you're
somewhat of a queer bird too."
"How very extraordinary." re
plied heof the tattered clothing.
Here's my card."
The patrolman read:
"Professor Malcolm Ogilvie.
New York Ornithological society"
and rode on.
Says Religious Cult
Forces Marriages By
Wholesale In Chicago
L Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, April 13. Declaring
she had been forced with 24 other
couples to take part in a wholesale
marriage ceremony while an inmate
of the "House of David," a religious
cult at St. Joseph, Mich- Mrs. Hilda
L. Hansel told her story to Judge I
Baldwin today in an effort to have
the marrtageannulled.
According to her testimony, all of
the victims were forced to undergo
the ceremony under threat of being
marooned oif an island in Lake Mich
igan. She said she was given only
four hours' notice of the wedding.
She said that since the ceremony,
which took place five years ago, she
had not left the House of David.
o
Santa Fe Employes
Notified Of Twenty
Per Cent Wage Cut
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PRESCOTT, Ariz., April 13. No
tice of a conference between railroad
officials and employes to consider re
ductions in wages of 14 classes of
labor other than train crews was
posted at the Santa Fe railroad head
quarters here today. The notice was
signed by five roads, subsidiaries of
the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe.
The conference, according to the no
tice, will be held in Topeka,- Kan..
between April 26 and May 7. A re
duction of 20 per cent is proposed be
cause of alleged decrease in the cost
of living and also to agree with wages
said to be paid for similar work in
other industries.
for It; that the government would be
Unionist leader,
has had a hard
many opposing the
LLOYD
GEORGE
the middle classes and the propertied
Strike
Called
Night
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON. April 13. Premier Lloyd
George has provided leaders of the
triple .'Alliance with another opening
for renewal of negotiations in the
miners' strike and the general strike
ofAallway men and transport work
era by asking for the grounds of
their refusal of the government's of
fer. And any influence labor leaders
who are outside the actual conflict
may be able to exert on the
tants seems for the moment to be the
remaining thread on which industrial
peace hangs,
After receipt of the announcement
of the Triple Alliance that its mem
bers would be called from their work
Friday night, the premier replied:
"I am in receipt of your letter.
ine decision you report is a grave
one. You threaten to dislocate the
whole of the transport services,
should like to know the grounds on
which you are determined to inflict
such a serious blow to your fellow
countrymen." The Triple Alliance sat until late
tonight and it was decided to send a
reply to the premier Thursday when
the deliberations of the Triple Alli
ance are resumed. ,
A manifesto issued by the Miners'
Federation seems to render possihility
of renewed negotiations hopeless,
apart from such yielding on the side
of the government as the miners say
they can hardly expect. The govern
ment yesterday met the miners half
way by agreeing to give such finan
cial assistance as would be necessary
to start the regulation of wages on a
national basis. The miners, however,
insisted on acceptance also of the
pooling of profits, which the govern
ment has declared impossible.
This attitude is depriving the min
ers of any support in the press and
apparently is tending to alienate the
sympathy of a large section of the
public.
Organized labor is cteadily consoli
dating on the side of the miners. The
'Amalgamated Society of Locomotive
Men and Firemen decided today to
strike with the Triple Alliance. The
executive committee of the Riilway
Clerks' association also recommended
joining the strike. Electrical work
ers of London threaten to strike.
There is still some question as to
whether a strike of all the memoers
of the Triple Alliance is possible on
Friday. According to the constitu
tions of the respective sections, the
railway men may be called on to
strike without a ballot, but the trans
port workers are required to take a
ballot. ,
A manifesto issued tonight by the
Triple Alliance contends that such
reductions in the miners' earnings
"no trade union in the past ever ac
cepted," and declares that, if accept
ed, "it would be a disgrace to trade
unionism."
It continues
"The miners' federation fully real
izes that the position of the lndustry
is as bad as it has ever been. Thev
are prepared to do their share in
helping the industry by accepting a
reduction in wages of a national and
uniform character, but not such as
will reduce the miners below the pre
war standard of living."
The first statement respecting the
grounds of the miners' refusal of the
governments offer shows that the re
Jection was due to the government's
refusal to concede a national pool of
mining profits, which the statement
declares. Is "the one essential condi
tion of settlement."
w .01
Noted Hostelry
In Santa Barbara
Razed By Flames
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SANTA BARBARA. Cal, April
13 Fire origin of which was still
unknown tonight, this afternoon
destroyed the Ambassador hotel
here, one of the largest on the
Pacific coast and known to thou
sands of tourists. So far as
known, no lives were lost.
The blaze was discovered by a
telephone girl, after it had burned
through the ceiling of a room ad
joining her switchboard. All oc
cupants of the hotel, except one
woman employe who was carried
down a fire escape, made their
way out unaided, it is believed.
The hotel had 350 rooms. The
damage was estimated at $1,500,
0O0. Insurance was given as
$265,000 on the building and
$227,000 on the contents.
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E
ILL FIE L
TARIFF MEASURE
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 13. House
democrats bound themselves through
caucus action today to stand against
the emergency tariff and anti-dumping
bill, and Representative Kitchin,
minority leader, made public a state
ment of views of minority members
of the ways and means committee
bitterly assailing the Republican tem
porary tariff program. Sharp differ
ences arose in the caucus on instruct
ing Democratic members to vote
against the emergency measure, but
it finally was carried, 77 to 69.
After the caucus Air. Kitchin pre
dicted "less than a dosen Democratic
votes would be cast for the Young
bill."
In the minority report the Repub
licans are accused of tossing into the
lap of "three great trusts the .pack
ers, the sugar trust and tha woolen
trust $775,000,000 a year," and of
seeking to disbar any future trade
with the central powers and smaller
states in Europe through a subtle
and dangerous Joker," in directing the
secretary of the treasury to fix the
value of foreign money, as a basis
for levying duties on imports.
Tne bill is characterized as even
worse than its predecessor, the Ford-
ney measure, by the report, which
asserts if any advantage will inure
anywhere, it will be -to the "trusts,
speculators and profiteers."
It also calls attention to provisions
of the Republican national platform
and inquires whether "any honest
Republican will sincerely vote for this
bill in the belief it will reduce the
cost of living."
Figures are presented purporting
to show that the actual increase in
living costs resulting from enactment
of such a law will be about two bil
lion dollars a year. Discussing pro
visions of the bill for fixing the value
of foreign money, the report says:
"The German mark is quoted as
being worth. 1.62 cents. If this pro
vision becomes a law, the secretary of
the treasury will be compelled to
calculate the German mark as worth
8 cents, for the bill states that the
depreciation in no case can be esti
mated at more than 66 2-S per cent.
Duttes on goods from Germany there
by would be increased 480 per cent;
from Itaily 200 per cent; from Aus
tria. 2300 per cent; from Czecho
slovakia. 44 per cent; from Finland,
27 per cent; from Hungary, 1700 per
cent; from Jugo-Slavia, 9a per cent;
from Poland, 6100 per cent; from
Rumania, 420 per cent; from Serbia.
2-70 per cent, and from Russia, 4300
per cent."
The report charges Republican
leaders with having betrayed con
sumers of the east and breaking faith
with the farmers of the west.
L
E
OF PEACE. IS PASSED
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. April 13. Any
action toward general amnesty for
prisoners convicted under the war
time espionage laws is not contem
plated until after a state of peace
has been declared and the govern
ment will continue its policy of con
sidering each case, on its merits.
President Harding and Attorney Gen
eral Daugherty today told delegations
urging the release of Lugene V. Dens
and others held under such convic
tions. Delegations also called on
Vice-President Coolidge and Speaker
Gillett and were told their pleas
would be given consideration, and
that the administration will deal
Justly with the matter.
The delegation, numbering 200, rep
resented organized labor and political
and civic organizations, and their
presence was part of an amnesty pro
gram carried out today in the leading
industrial centers in the east and
middle west. Those calling on Mr.
Harding included Morris Hillquit of
the Socialist party; Jackson Ralston,
attorney for the American Federation
of Labor, and Albert De Silver of the
American Civil Liberties union.
Those in the committee calliru; on
Mr. Daugherty included Otto Chris
tensen, counsel for the convicted I. W.
W. leaders; Samuel B. Castleton.
counsel for Eugene V. Debs, and other
lawyers representing the political
amnesty committee.
Mr. Hillquit declared the committee
had been given a very cordial recep
tion and felt encouraged. Mr. Hill
quit told the president he was not
seeking clemency "in favor of the
criminals," but was appealing for
"justice in behalf of victims of a
morbid and abnormal political sit
uation," He argued that the men had been
tried and convicted on the basis of
writings and speeches they had mad-?
in spire of their political -on victions,
and that they have not taken up arm
against their country, or sold them
selves into the service of the enemy."
m
MINORITY
w GENERA
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PRISONERS
DECLARATIUrJ
KNOX PRESENTS
RESOLUTION TO
DECLARE PEACE
WITH GERMANY
RESOLUTION WILL BE REPORTED FAV
ORABLY BY COMMITTEE AND PUT
UP FOR DEBATE AFTER DISPOSAL OF
COLOMBIAN TREATY
Congress Squares
Away On Program
Of Administration
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 13
Congress squared away today on
the administration program out
lined in President Harding's ad
dress. In harmony with the presi
dent's recommendations, tha
house arranged to expedite the
emergency tariff bill, whose
passage is expected Friday while
in the aenate the resolution to
end the state of war- was intro
duced by Senator Knox.
Many bills in both houses, de
signed to meet legislative pro
posals. of Mr. Harding also were
introduced. In the senate. Sena
tor Borah, Republican, Idaho, re
introduced his naval disarmament
resolution, proposing a confer
ence of the United States, Great
Britain and Japan.
The house received the formal
report on the emergency tariff
bill and after an 11 minute ses
sion adjourned until tomorrow
which was aet aside for general
tariff discussion.. Debate Friday
is to be limited and a final vote
is hoped for before adjournment.
Discussion of the $25,000,000
Colombia treaty was resumed to
day in the senate.
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Kellogg Declares
Ratification Of
Colombian Treaty
Is Bad Precedent
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. April 13. Ratifi
cation of the $25,000,000 Colombian
treaty would not be keeping faith
with Theodore Roosevelt, Senator
Kellogg, Republican. Minnesota, de
clared today in opening debate for
opponents of the pact in the senate.
Acceptance of it. even as amended,
he asserted, would be a "pusillani
mous act" and a "shadow on the
brightest page of the history ot
American accomplishments.
He reviewed the part played by the
United States under President
Roosevelt in the events that attend
ed the revolt of Panama from Colom
bia and quoted a message he received
in 1917 from Mr. Roosevelt, saying
ratification of "this infamous treaty"
would set a dangerous precedent.
"It makes precedent." Mr. Roose
velt was quoted as saying, "for some
successor of Wilson to pay at least
as large a sum apiece to Costa Rica,
Nicaragua, Hayti, and Santo Domin
go for what has been done to them
recently and also to Chile for our
insolent and improper treatment of
her in connection with the Alsop
claim."
Senator Kellogg also placed in the
record a letter written by Colonel
Roosevelt in 1917. in which he de
clared the "crux of the matter is as
to whether we ought, or ought not
to have recognized Panama."
"If we did badly," Mr. Roosevelt
wrote, "we are in honor bound now
to restore both Panama and the
I canal zone to the bandits from whom
j they were severed. Mere payment of
; blackmail is not enough. Of course,
no smallest particle of evidence to
I show we engineered the run can be
produced because our every action
was open. ' No revolution was ever
, more justified than that of Panama
, against Colombia, and had I not act
ed as 1 did, there would be no canal."
STRAW BENNIES AT CAPITAL
WASHINGTON April 13. The
senatorial straw hat season was ush
ered in today by John Sharp Wil
liams the veteran Mlssissippian. He
was the first senator to appear with
a 1921 straw. Others wore overcoats.
(1 AST fMSHRilfiTH. RMA7S
OLDEST CATHOLIC PRIEST DIES
WINNIPEG, April 13 Father Damase Dandurand who on March 23
celebrated his 102nd birth anniversary died tonight in' St. Boniface, Man.
He was the oldest catholic priest in the world, being born on March 23,
1819, in La Prairie, Quebec.
SNOW FALLS IN STOCKTON
STOCKTON, Calif., April 13 Stockton was visited by a peculiar storm
in parts of the city today. Rain, hail and snow fell in some sections. At
Banta, 14 miles south of here, it is reported snow fell to a depth ef two
inches.
LORD CHALMERS COMING TO U. S.
LONDON, April 14 -ord Chalmers, permanent secretary of t..3
treasury will leave Saturday for Washington to negotiate with the treasu.y
department, the funding of the British debt to the United States, accord:n-
to the Daily Mail.
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NO ANGLO-FRENCH SECRET PACT
LONDON, April 13 Rumors of the existence of a secret defensive a
offensive agreement between France and Great Britain have no foundatic
in fact, Austen Chamberlain, government leader, announced in the hou
of commons today.
LOS ANGELES POLICE CLERK ACQUITTT)
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 13 Clyde Johnston former clerk of the
Los Angeles city police court, was acquitted by a jury in superior court
tonight of the alleged embezzlement of $30,000 of bail money deposited in
the police court.
CANADA REJECTS RECIPROCITY
OTTAWA, April 13 The house of commons late tonight, by a vot if
100 to 79, defeated a motion by W. S. Fielding recommending the adoption
at this time of the reciprocity agreement between Canada and the Unitst
States which was signed in Washington on January 21, 1911.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, April 13. In lfne
with the recommendation of Presi
dent Harding's message a resolution
to end the state of war with Germany
and Austria was introduced today by
senator Knox. It is similar to the
one vetoed by former President Wil
son and will be reported favorably in
a few days by the foreia-n relations
committee, and then brought up for '
debate after disposal of the Colom
bian "treaty, according to Senator
Lodge, Republican leader.
Senator Knox's resolution differs
little from the previous one. As sug
gested by President Harding yester
day, it contains no general declara
tion of American policy as to future
action by the United States but is
confined to measures for ending
technically the state of war. It also
would reserve to the United States
all rights provided under the
peace treaty - as to alien enemy
property seized during the war. ,
The resolution follows:
"Resolved, that the joint resolution
of congress passed April 6, 1917, de
claring a state of war to exist be
tween the imperial German govern
ment and the government and people
of the United States and making pro
visions to prosecute the same, be, and
the same is hereby repealed, and said
state of war is hereby declared at an
end:
Provided, however, that all prop
erty of the imperial German govern
ment or its successor or successors,
and of all German nationals, which
was on April 67 1917, in or has since
that date come into the possession or
under control of the government cf
the United States or of any of its of T
fieers, agents or employes from any
source or by any agency whatsoever,
shall be retained by the United
States and no disposition thereof be
made except as shall have been here
tofore or specifically hereafter be
provided by congress until such time
as . the German government has by "
treaty with the United States, ratifi
cation whereof is to be "made by and
with the advice and consent of the
senate, made suitable provisions for
the satisfaction of ail claims against
the German government of all per
sons wheresoever domiciled, who owe 4
permanent allegiance to the United
States. and who have suffered
through the acta of the German gov
ernment or its agents since July 51,
1914, loss, damage or injury to their
persons or property, directly or indi- .
rectly. whether through the owner
ship of shares of stock in German, ,
American or other corporations, or in
consequence of hostilities, or of any
operations of war or otherwise, and
also provisions granting x to persons
owing permanent allegiance to the
United States, most favored nation
treatment, whether the same be na
tional or otherwise, in all matters
affecting residence, business, profes
sion, trade, navigation, commerce,
and industrial property rights and
confirming to the United States all
fines, forfeitures, penalties and seiz
ures imposed or made by the Unite!
States during the war, whether in re
spect to. the property of the German
government or German national,
and waiving any and all pecuniary
claims based on events which oc
curred at a time before the coming
into force of such treaty, any existing
treaty between the United States and
Germany to the cotrary notwith
standing. "Section 2. That until by treaty or
act or joint resolution of congress it
shall be determined otherwise, the
United States, although it has not
ratified the treaty of Versailles, re
serves all of the rights, powers,
claims, privileges, indemnities, rep
arations Or advantages to which it
and its nationals have become en
titled including the right to enforce
the same under the terms of the ar
mistice signed Nov. 11. 1918, or any
extension of modifications thereof or
which under the treaty of Versailles
have been stipulated for Its benefit
or to which it is entitled as one ot
the principal allied and associated
powers.
"Section 2. That the joint resolu-

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