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Will Reward
Will Reward
Its Operation Would Find
Work For Thousands,
Former Cabinet Mem
bers Says; Many Orders
t reublcn P- Leased Wire
CLEVELAND, May 5. Suspicion,
tvemtancy and a passive attitude
toward subscribing for the stock of
tlx? foreign trade financing corpora
ta ti holding up millions of dol
lars" worth of export trade which
would open factories and find work
tor many thousands now unem
r Iryed, former Secretary of Com
tnere W. C Redfield today told dele
gat to the national foreign trades
council convention. He spoke at a
rwup session of the American Manu
facturers Export association.
- "I know.- he said. of orders from
fher countries available to the
lnit4 States of over $20,000,000
fcirh ran be closed just as soon as
the corporation operates.
Many Firms Affected
These orders, I know, are for firms
ia OiiMto, New York, Boston, St.
Inputs, Philadelphia, Cleveland, sev
eral southern cities, and, I am in
formed. It is true also of Spokane,
! and San Francisco.
"It ia not a question of whether this
"rporatlon ought to be formed and
fmt into operation, but one of whether
we sStaQ (to up or down in the foreign
export trade- We have the ability to
compete with foreign competitors but
we- are without the tools to do the
trle we are seeking to do.
-We have reached the end of our
financial power with the tools we
fcave and unless new tools to enable
to extend long time credits to our
foreign trade are created speedily, we
fca-e reached the end of our useful
-pities In export trade. Our Brit
Ka, competitors can get credits ex-
t-nded for four, six or eight years.
TVe cannot.
, -w, hare no alternative but to
.brink at home unless we go after ex
fort trad. This corporation is not
feeing organized to tlujw frozen cred
ha to relieve the banks, or to be rep
rroeatative of any group or clique
mr part of America but for America
s a whole.
Tore urn Trade Policies." was the
! aiiMect of discussion, at. the general
' I'wtiw tM morning.
T Discuss Maritime Policy
TesKWTOir James A. Farrell. piesl
Rjof the Vnited States Steel cor
1 fwr-stwwj, will address the fourth
aene0 ses'on on "The American
lionrime Polk-v.
K. X. Hurler, former chairman of
te United States shipping .board.
in speak on the same subject at a
In the final declaration of the gen
eral convention committee on Satur
I 4t. It Is expected that the chief rec
ommendations will be:
I Exemption of American invest-
tnenta abroad from domestic income
1 tax to place Americans on an equal
tooting with competitors in foreign
1 lands.
Tariff revision to permit Imposi
tion of penalties where AmerUtu
- products are discriminated against
; ami concessions where American
foods receive favorable treatment.
Development of the American mer
cantile marine.
Co-operation of the bankers, manu
facturers, merchants and the Invest
ing pnhlic to get the foreign trade
financing corporation started to make
t possil ov t'me credits essential
A to reWa' f America's export trade
I25trres Dead
. Come Home To Rest
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, May 5. Bodies of
ll&iS American soldiers who lost
1 :;
their lives ih France and Belgium
arrived in quarantine today on the
mr transport Somme. accompanied
', r-r 1 comrades returning from the
i German frontier.
Sinn Fein Leaders
Killed By Military
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
TM-RLIV. Mm 5. Patrick Malo-
rev. alleeed to have been a prominent
official tn the republican army, and
e-ean Puffy, a leading Sinn Feiner.
; are reported officially to have been
hot and killed in an affray with the
police. 1 of whom were sent to sur
round a suspected farm near Gurth
onim. Tipperary.
When approaching the farm the
p!-e were fired upon. They replied
r J then pursued the fugitives half
roil. killing two.
rHILADKLHHlA, May 5. Mrs.
I mmx C. HergdoII and four others.
fAi.n! guilty of aiding Grover and
I:rwln Ferdoll to desert from the
army, will be sentenced May 17. They
. ere due to lie sentenced tomorrow
I y Judge Dickinson, who ordered a
poetponement today on account of the
l.lnesa of Vnited States Attorney Mc-
An Audience of Ten Million
The readers of The Republican are among the ten million who are
inspired daily by an article by Dr. Frank Crane.
This is part of the service of the Associated Newspapers in which
The Republican enjoys a membership. The many features of this serv
ice surpass those of any other service or syndicate in the country.
The "Associated Newspapers" has made Dr. Crane as well as many
at Her writers and cartoonists, famous.
It gave his the opportunity to display his remarkable gifts, among
them that of putting the highest thoughts and most useful truths into
form as clear as the purest water.
The American Magazine said of him: "In most of the biggest cities
ef the United States and Canada you will find people who watch for
etei'y and read an editorial by Frank Crane. The grip which Crane has
these people is tremendous.
The famous Maeterhck on his
Ta think that he reaches ten
Wh ever had such an audience?"
-The readers of the Republican are members of that great audience.
Yjy mrm also participants in the enjoyment of the other many features
of the -Asociated Newspapers."
Gin-Compress Cotton Rates
From Arizona to Mills Held
To Be Unreasonable By I. C. C.
(By Republican Associated Press Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON. May 5. Arixona cotton shippers won a partial vic
tory before the interstate commerce commission today when rates on gin
compress cotton from that state to Pennsylvania and New England mill
ing points were declared unreasonable.
The contention of the Arizona complaints that existing blanket rates
on uncompressed cotton covering Fresno, Calif., Arizona and New Mexico
should bo revised to give Phoenix, Ariz., the benefit of its 615 miles
shorter haul as compared to Fresno, to eastern milling centers was not
sustained, however, the committee holding that no competition between
Fresno and Arizona cotton had been shown.
Military Review
By President Is
Holiday Feature
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MEXICO CITY. May 5 One year
ago today Alvaro Obregon, with, a
price fixed on his head, was camped
in the outskirts of Mexico City seek
ing to overthrow the Carranza gov
ernment. Today, as president, he
witnessed a military review on the
occasion of the republic's celebration
of its victory in 1862 over the French
at Puebla.
As he passed through the streets
to take his place in the reviewing
stand, President Obregon was loud
ly acclaimed.
With rumors widely circulated that
to'day was the day fixed for certain
revolutionary elements to renew their
aggression against Senor Obregon,
the holiday was the most quietly ob
served in years and aside from a
parade of more than 10,000 soldiers
and honors at the graves of national
heroes, the day was an unmarked one.
The goose stepping cadets from the
military academy received loud plaudr
its from the spectators, but real en
thusiasm was aroused, . especially
from the many Americans present,
when a naval band swung up the
avenue playing a mrch medley of
songs popular in th United States.
Last years' fifth of May celebra
tion was marked by Carranza's final
show of strength and on the day fol
lowing, with troops of Obregon and
General Gonzales pressing the city
he and his adherents lied toward
Vera Cruz.
Republican A, P. Leased Wire
ployment Increased four-tenths of 1
per cent during April, according to
figures made public tonight by the
department of labor.'
A decrease of 7,037 workers from
the payrolls of 1,424 firms in 65
principal industrial centers, normally
employing a total of . 1,600,000- was
shown. Since January these firms
have let out almost 60,000 employes,
or 2.9 per cent.
Of 53 industrial centers east of
the Mississippi, 28 showed decreases
in employment during April, against
25 showing improved conditions.
The Pacific coast,- the statement
said, lost ground, inactivity in ship
building and lumbering accounting
for much of the reduction.
In the iron and steel industries
there was a decrease of unemploy
ment of 30,055, or 7.86 per cent, but
automobile manufacturing, which
showed the biggest gain . in employ
ment, added 31,986 workers, an in
crease of 22.3 per cent.
Automobiles, leather, textiles and
liquors, the four industries showing
recoveries, took on 42,638 workers.
Among the cities reporting larg
est decreases in employment were:
Portland. Ore- 16.7 per cent; So-
attle, 16-6 per cent; Omaha, 11.8 per
cent; and San Francisco, 10.9 per
Cities reporting Increases In em
ployment included Denver with 44.9
percent, and Detroit, 2o.9.
Early agricultural activity was a
factor in improved conditions In Min
nesota, Iowa, Missouri, rortn ana
South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas.
Better manufacturing business was
noted in smaller Nebraska cities and
jobbing interests were said to be re
covering in South Dakota.
Slieht improvement was noted for
Montana. Idaho. Wyoming. Colorado.
New Mexico, Utah,- Arizona and Ne
vada, but sluggishness characterized
some industries in Washington, Or
egon and California,
o r . .
Ku Klux Klan Adds
1000 To Membership
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ATLANTA, Ga., May 6. Initiation
of more than 1,00) candidates into
the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was
carried out with all the mystic cer
emonials of the order at a meting
tonight of knights from all sections
of the country, according to announc
ment. It was stated that more than 5000
members of the order were in at
tendance, the gathering being iiF eel
ebration of the founding of the order
of the same name In reconstruction
recent visit to this country said of
million people is simply wonderful.
(Republican A. P. Leased Wire
"WASHINGTON. May 5. In the
first joint conference since negotia
tions between representatives of en
gineers and shipping board and own
ers were abruptly terminated last
week, Secretary Davis tonight at
tempted to reach a solution of the
wage difficulties which have threat
ened a tie-up of American shipping. "
.After a day which apparently was
production of no progress, the stage
of Joint discussion was reached to
night, leading to hopes that a solution
would be found. As the Joint con
ference, which continued until a late
hour, proceeded, the secretary en
deavored to get in touch by telephone
with W. A. Thompson of New York
and other owners to Include within its
scope all interested arties. No word
of the success attending the negotia-
tions,. however, was made public.
The fipst intimation that all hope
of conciliation had not gone came late
today when representatives of the
marine engiraers went to the depart
ment of labor and asked for a con
ference with the secretary. They in
dicated that after several hours' dis
cussion they had reached a decision
of just how far they could go toward
an agreement.
Secretary Davis postponed the con
ference for an hour while he went
over to the White 'House and dis
cussed the situation and then resumed
the discussion with the men. Sub
senuently Chairman Benson of the
shifting board "was closeted for- an
hour with the secretary, then the men
were -called in for the joint meeting.
Secretary Hoover took no part in
the negotiations but said today that
progress was being made toward a
settlement. Shipping board officials
said they were standing firm in their
determination to maintain the 15 per
cent redaction in wages recently an
nounced. . '
Tn- discussing conditions. Chairman
Benson said the board was investi
gating reports that some of its oper
ators had signed men at the old wage
scale, adding that if found to be true
prompt action would be taken to
withdraw government ships from
their control. Shipping movement,
he said, was practically normal and
45 or 50 shipping boara vessels naa
sailed this week. Ocean trade was
picking up, he said, adding that today
he had allocated more ships lor oper
ation than at any time for three
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Urges Recognition
Of Obregon Regime
By British Gov't
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON. Mav 5. Recognition of
Mexico, on the ground that Mexico
never would become stable until it
secured recognition, was advocated in
the bouse of commons by Major
Christopher Lowther today during
debate on foreign affairs.
Cecil Harmsworth, under-secretary
in reDlvine- admitted recognition
would be an advantage both to Mexi
co and Great Britain and he desired
that it mieht become possible, but
regretted to say that the reports of
the lack of security and stability still
exising in Mexico rendered impossible
recognition by the Britisn govern
The foreign office, he added, woum
gladly accord recognition to Mexico I
whenever that became possioie.
Mrs. Stillman Told
Of Her Infidelity
Doctor Testifies
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW TORK. May 5. Dr. Hugh
Russell, a chiropractor at Buffalo,
N. Y., testifying today at a hearing
of the divorce suit brought- by James
A. Stillman, declared Mrs. Anne U.
Stillman, while under his treatment
in April, 1918, told him her husband
was not the father of an expected
child. The child, Guy, who is named
with his mother and Fred Beauvais.
an Indian guide, in the divorce suit,
was born the following November.
While the testimony was given be
hind closed doors, the defendant's at
torneys admitted it had been offered
and conditionally accepted by the
referee over their objections. Dr.
Russell said Miss Anne Stillman had
accompanied her mother to Buffalo
and that while they were there Mr.
Stillman arrived. Defendant s coun
llTJ 11aV,.i!'. - veteran of the dvltwUh
"r," 'I:, ; .nVni,,.' rM.
with him to Niagara Falls.
Strenuous objections-to the doctor s
testimony were made by the tlefen
dant's counsel, who declared that it
was not only confidential and privi
leged, therefore inadmissible, but also
a violation of professional ethics.
Mrs. Stillman was present. Mr.
Stillman was not present.
Cross-examination of Dr. Russell
will be started at the next hearing,
tentatively set for May 18. Before Dr.
Russell went on the stand today,
Charles R. Keller testified that Mrs.
f-'til'mrn and her daughter were
guests for several days in April, 1918.
at ihe hotel where he was employed
as clerk.
A letteiTsaid to have been written
by Beauvais to Mr?. Stillman and to
have contained terms of endearment,
was admitted as evidence over obic-"-
tioriK of the defenne sfrt-r the hanI
writing had been irienr'fied by B -r-
nard Kelly. Sevcial other lett"-s
were offered but r. it admitted for the
Conference At Dublin May.
Have Important Bearing
On Future Of Nation,
Observers Assert'
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
BELFAST, May 6. Sir James
Craig, premier-designate for Ulster,
and Professor Eamon de Valera, the
Irish republican leader, had a con
ference on Irish affairs InJJublin to
day, it was announced officially. It
was added that they exchanged their
respective viewpoints.
The discussion between Sir James
and Professor de Valera, it was said,
was quite apart from the position in
Ulster, which remains unchanged.
Meeting Has Important Bearing
DUBLIN, May 5. The meeting of
Sir James Craig and Professor de
Valera today is regarded here as of
great Importance. In view of Profes
sor de Valera's proclamation to the
Irish people early this week. In which
he referred to provision for such a
revolution in the administration of
home affairs as to make for satis
faction and contentment. Sir James
a few days ago expressed a wish to
meet the republican leader.
The belief prevails that the object
of the conference was an endeavor
bv Sir James to secure from De Va
lera an interpretation of this phrase
in De valera s proclamation.
The departure of Viscount Fitz-
alan. governor-general of Ireland, for
London is supposed to have a bar
Ing on peace negotiations.
The announcement that lr James
had interviews with both Vlveroy
Fitzalan and De Valera has created
interest. They are being especially
connected with the reports of the
Karl of Derby s interview with De
Valera and Sir James' call fcr
special meeting of the unionist party
in Belfast tomorrow.
Gives Hope for Peace
The conference between Sir James
and De Valera is regarded as a hope
ful sign of peace. It Is said to In
volve on De Valera's part no neces
sary change in attitude. It also was
said today De Valera might meet Sir
James without affecting his position.
in political quarters It was de
clared that the latest move of Sir
James required courage. It wan as
serted he has a critical situation to
face and that the elections in the
north may provoke cross-currents
and differences from the extreme
Protestants, as well as from the pro
hibitionists and others in the hurry
over conventional reforms. Since as
suming resuming responsibility for
the future of the Ulster government.
it was said, Sir James has realized
the value of assistance from the
south. and, while determined to
maintain separate the rights of the
north, he was anxious to secure sn
agreement fcr the management by
the central council of matters com
mon to all Ireland.
Political leaders asserted that the
main difficulty between Sir James
and De Valera was that Sir James
favored starting with home rule and
advancing afterward to common ac
tion, while De Valera desired to
start with unity, but was willing to
accord the north of Ireland all nec
essary devolution. There is reason
here for the belief that councilors
on both sides have been consulted.
Ihe attitude of .the government ap
pears to be in favor of any movement
for peace between the north and
south and a willingness to make anv
modifications in the home rtile act
on which the north and south can
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 5 President
Harding gave his pledge today to the
aisauied soldiers at Walter Reed hos
pital that the nation would not fail
in making them fit to embrace "the
opportunity which is yours" as citi
Accompanied by Mrs. Harding and
Senator Underwood, the president
visiiea tne Hospital on the occasion
of an entertainment for wounded sol
diers, arranged by the Alabama so
In expressing the wish that the
maimed might be restored by the
wave of some magic wand, the pres
ident oeciarea that the next best
thing was for the republic to prove
its gratitude by restoring the sol
diers to a condition in which they
mignt live as happily as possible.
"I know this thought is in the
hearts of congress," he continued,
and I can assure you that it is in
the heart of the executive and more,
I know it is in the hearts of the peo
As one familiar through his fa
'he trials through which the south
passeu and the division in the uniol
which it created, the president stated
it as his belief that in tjie half cen
tury which has elapxed "the great
scar was healed."
"You soldiers from Alabama and
Ohio and the other 46 stites have
succeeded in wiping It out," he ex
cla imed.
That there was no more sectional
ism in America now. he said, was due
to the fact that the people of Ala
bama wanted the same things as the
people of Ohio. and. he aJded. that
as chief executive he was resolved
to regard America as a whole.
After his address, the president
and Mrs. Harding shook hands with
several hundred soldiers. While the
preparations were being made, with
several delays, for a flashlight pho
tograph of the group, the president
i said
smilingly: "I was expecting a
i t - -
"And I was e.vneetiricr a disi-harce."
La private nearby replied.
BERLIN, May 5. President
Ebert was In conference today with
the parties comprising the coalition
bloc in the retchstag in an effort
to find a man willing to organize
a new cabinet.
There was talk today of assign
ing the foreign ministry In the new
cabinet either to Dr. Wilhelm
Mayer, ambassador to France, or
Dr. St. Hamer, ambassador to
Great Britain.
The cabinet of Chancellor Fehr
enhach wa continuing to function
today iii compliance with the pres
idents lOjuett.
Biicich ir remier
Defends Views On
Reparation Terms
. Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, May 5. The speech
of Premier Lloyd George in the
house of commons this evening
on reparations, aside from a re
cital of the findings of the su
preme council and an explana
tion of the terms imposed on
Germany, was in the main a de-'
fense of his opinion against ac
cusations from liberals and la
borites of undue yielding to
France and an apology and justi
fication for the French attitude.
He was followed by Lord Rob
ert Cecil, who appealed to the
French ministers to frame their
policy and model their language
to avoid any cooling of the senti
ments between France and Eng
land. John R. Clynes, chairman of
the parliamentary labor party,
and former Premier Aaquith
spoke favorably of the modera
tion of Mr. Lloyd George's pro
nouncement. Mr. Asquith said he
thought a most reasonable and
K radical issue from the difficulty
ad been found.
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Whipple Barracks
Expansion Ordered
. By Treasury Dept.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire '
PRESCOTT. Ariz.. May 5 The sec
retary of the treasury has ordered the
expansion of the public health serv
ice hospital at Whipple Barracks
here, according to a message re
ceived here today from Senator
Henry P. Ashurst at Washington.
When the hospital was built, the
foundations were put In for twelve
additional buildings which were never
completed. According to the message
received here today, the public health
service now has been provided with
the funds to finish these structures.
It is estimated that the work will
cost about $600,000 and will increase
the capacity of the hospital from 700
as at present, to 1.600.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
PINEHURST, N. C. May 5. Re
ports of committees bearing on fi
nancial problems in relation to public
policy were read today to the execu
tive council of the American Bank
ers' association in session here.
The position taken by J. S. Drum
of San Francisco, president of the as
sociation, in an address urging the
creation of instrumentalities for ex
tension of credits to foreign buyers
was supported by Mr. McHugh.
There is no constructive work
more worth' the wholehearted sup
port "of the bankers and business
men " he said, in his report, 'than
that of providing adequate financial
organization tor extending long time
loans to responsible foreign interests
who would use the proceeds to pay
tor American products.
A report of the savings bank divi
sion opposed development of gov
ernment organizations to the extent
of creating competition with savings
institutions. The council also de
cided to make a crusade against bank
Approval of the McFadden bill,
creating a new position to be known
as the under-secretary of the trea
sury, and abolishing the office of the
comptroller of the currency, was em
braced in the report of the economic
policy commission of which Paul M
arourg is chairman.
W e believe," the report says, "that
the governor of the federal reserve
board should be elected by the board,
instead of being named with the vice
governor by the president and that
the governor, instead of the secre
tary of the treasury, should be the
presiding officer."
The report emphasizes the neces
sity for the strictest economy in gov
ernmental affairs.
The repeal of the tax on excess
profits is urged while the levies on
transportation, especially on freight,
were said to be harmful to business.
Two Liners Clear
Port As Tieup Of
Shipping Breaks
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, May 5 Two Amer
ican passengers liners, the Callao for
South America and the Potomac for
Bremen and Danzig, were loaded to
day with passengers and cargo and
were moved from their docks to an
anchorage in the lower harbor. Both
ships, owners said, are fully manned
with replacement crews and will sail
within 24 hours. L'nion leaders as
sert they are short of men.
Several other ships are ready for
sailing today, according to the ship
ping board officials, l'nion officials
declare none of them are fully manned
The clearances recorded today at the
United States custom house showed
the names of eight American ships
destined for American coast, Mexican
and Cuban ports.
A statement issued at shipping
board offices asserted its operatinK
activities have not been materially
Union officials expressed them
selves as well satisfied with the day's
Council Opposes Wage Cut
But Will Accept Any
Equitable Adjustment,
Leader Declares
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CINCINNATI. May 5. Practically
all the building trades unions are
willing to submit wage reductions to
arbitration. William Hutcheson, pres
ident of the United Brotherhood of
Carpenters and Joiners, announced
tonight after a meeting of tne ex
ecutive council of the building
trades department of the American
Federation of Labor.
While the council has gone 'on rec
ord against wage cuts, he said that
the unions were "willing to consider
and accept any equitable wage ad
justment that would be fitting In
view of any reduction in the cost of
Says Building at Standstill
'We want to be fair and see build-
ng boom," he added. He declared
building material concerns apparent
ly were attempting to direct public
attention to wages instead of reduc
ing their prices. He said building
operations apparently were at a
standstill awaiting adjustment of the
new wage and working agreements.
"Even if settlements were made In
a number of cities, lie added, we
have no promise that our men will be
given work."
The executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor began its
10-day conference today wKh an in
formal discussion of general labor
conditions and the situation in south
western Ohio.
"We are just getting under way."
said President Samuel Gompers. "We
have considerable routine and our re
ports to prepare for the annual con
vention In Denver in June.
He assailed the 'open shop" move
ment and declared that it has reached
Its "peak and has begun to decline."
'What the employers call their
'open shop,' " he said, 'is really a
closed shop to organized labor.
"Organized labor can meet the
Predicts Victory for Labor
The "open shop" attack by the em
ployers has not made a "dent in the
American Federation of Labor.
Frank Morrison, secretary of the fed
eration, said, adding: "Organized
labor will emerge victorious and tri
umphant from the struggle." .
Mr. Morrison said reports showed
that the printers were winning, their
fight for the 44-hour week.
"More than 50 per cent of the shops
were signed up previous to May 1,"
he added. -
Asked regarding the report that he
would not be a candidate for re
election as president of the federa
tion. Mr. Gompers replied:
"The position of president of the
American Federation of Labor is such
an exalted one that I do not discuss
it outside the convention hall."
He pointed out. however, that the
reports emanated " from anti-labor
Senate Democrats
Continue Fight On
Emergency Tariff
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. May 5 Senate
democratic leaders continued their
attack on the emergency tariff and
anti-dumping bill toaay, although
friends of the measure, headed by
Chairman Penrose of the finance
committee, fought them at every
point. Mr. Penrose delivered an
hour's speech, his first extended re
marks in nearly two years, in support
of the measure.
Senator Simmons, democrat. North
Carolina, charged republicans with
attempting to transfer "a lot of com
modities frdm the free to the dutiable
list" by the use of the anti-dumping
clause, and argued that those piovis
ions were certain to prove a handicap
instead of a relief to agriculture. Mr,
Simmons predicted a clash between
the senate and house when the meas
ure iroes to conference.
Mr. Penrose's speech was largely to
explain the technical provisions of
the bill, although be submitted esti
mates of government, actuaries
showing tariff items in the bill would
produce approximately $105.0"i0,000 in
the six months the law would be ef
fective. He added that the amount
was 115.000.000 larger than the reve
nue received from the sources under
the present tariff, laws.
The senate recessed tonight in or
der that the debate might be taken
up by priority when the senate con
venes tomorrow.
VOTE IS 344-9
Republican A. P. Leased Wirej
WASHINGTON. May 5 The budg
et bill was passed today by the house
but with some changes as adopted by
the senate. It now goes to confer
ence. The vote was 344 to 9. The bill, as
passed by the senate, provided for
creation of a budget bureau in the
treasury department with both its di
rector and his assistant to be ap
pointed by the president. The house
retained the senate method of ap
pointing both officials but voted to
make the bureau independent of the
treasury department.
Provision is made for abolishment
of the office of comptroller of the
treasury and creation of a comp
troller general to he selected by the
president. The measure as approved
by the senate provided for a seven
year term for the comptroller general
and made him subject to removal by
loint conirressional resolution which
j requires the signature of thfc piesi-
As passed by the house, however,
the bill provides for bis removal by
concurrent resolution not requiring
Ui president's signature.
President Harding Expected to Present
Question to His Aides at Meeting This '
Morning Allied Ultimatum to Ger
many Is Made Public
(Republican A, P. Leased Wire)
WASHINGTON, May 5. President Harding had
before bim tonight the invitation-to the United States
from the allied governments to be represented on the
supreme council the reparations commissions and the
council of ambassadors. He was expected to bring the
question before the cabinet tomorrow. The invitation,
cabled from London last night, was presented to the
state department today by Sir Auckland Geddes, Brit
ish ambassador, and later Secretary Hughes was in
conference for half an hour
Forecast Fight On
Senate Amendment
To Naval Measure
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
greement on the naval appropri
ations bill between the senate
and the house was indicated to
day when Representative Steven
son, democrat, of South Carolina,
speaking in the house, urged the
members to show "back bone"
and refuse to agree to increases
propqsed by the senate. Repub
lican leaders in the senate, he
said, plan to support the action
of their naval committee in add
ing 1100.000.000 to the bill, which,
as approved by the house, carried
approximately $396,000,000.
Stressing the necessity for
economy, ho said that the ten
dency of congress is to blame de
partment heads for runninq riot
with expenditures while paying
too little attention to curbing
Tha bill, carrying $496,500,000,
was oresented in the senate today
by Senator Poindexter, repub
lican, of Washington.
Senator King, democrat, Utah,
"reserved the right to file a mi
nority report.
Congress To Print
All Slacker Lists
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, May 5. The war
department slacker lists as Issued
from time to time will be published
In the congressional records. Re
quest for such publication was made
in the house today by Representative
Johnson, Republican, South Dakota,
a former service man, and there was
no objection.
The war department today made
public the text of the opinion by At
torney General Daugherty as . to
whether any liability would be at
tached to the government, war de
partment, or officials concerned with
the selective draft in event of errors
In the published lists. After refer
ring at length to supreme court de
cisions he said he was of the opinion
that no liability will be attached to
the government and that the pro
posed publication being within the
scope of the authority of the secre
tary in war In administrating the
military law, based on public records
made in the course of official duty,
is privileged and no liability would
attach to the secretary of war, his
subordinates or the former selective
draft officials.
(Republican A. P. Leased Wire)
BISBEE, Ariz, May 5. A score of police officers, night watchmen and
adventure-seeking citizens tonight surrounded and ciosed in on a bank in
the center of the business district when the burglar alarm of the bank
started ringing. After maneuvering cautiously for 10 minutes, the supposed
bandit was captured. He proved to be the janitor and explained that the
alarm had been touched off when he accidentally hit an alarm button with
the handle of a broom.
SCRANTON, Pa May 5. Four lives were lost today in an explosion
and fire which destroyed the plant of the Diamond Oil and Paint company.
Damage to the property and stock of the establishment was estimated at
$25,000. The cause of the blast is believed to have been the lighting of a
plumber's torch in the elevator shaft of the structure. The shaft was filled
with illuminating gas from a broken pipe. '
WASHINGTON, May 5. A memorial asking that race segregation te
abolished in the executive departments of the government, was presented
to President Harding today by a delegation of negroes representing the
National Race Congress of America. The appeal also asked that the federal
government exercise its powers over lynching, peonage, restriction of negro
suffrage and Jim Crow regulations.
WASHINGTON, May 5. Polish women of Upper Silesia in a declara
tion addressed to American women received today, declare that the Polish
insurgent will never permit themselves to be bartered like Upper Silesian
coal and iron "for which international intrigue and diplomacy are fighting."
The appeal for the moral support of American women to prevent the return
of Upper Silesia to "Prussian-German tyranny" was signed by the Alliance of
Societies of Polish Women of Upper Silesia.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas, May 5. Marion Bielicker, 17, was found
drowned in a car of gasoline on the Kansas City and Southern tracks near
here. He evidently had been overcome by fumes and slipped into the liquid.
WASHINGTON, May 5. The war finance corporation announced tonight
it was prepared to make advances for financing exports of California packing
products. Banks in that state have been advised, the corporation said, that
applications for advances would be considered on the basis of prompt
shipment against deferred payments.
DUBLIN. May 5 The prohibition against public meetings in the martial
law areas will be removed for the election period from May 13 to 23 in the
districts where parliamentary contests are to occur, says an official an
1 nouncemsnt tonight.
with the president.
No indication was given of the at
titude of the American' government
toward the invitation, although In
some circles the belief was expressed
the United States might feel jus
tified in participating to some extent
in reparations settlements because
of its interest in economic adjust
ments growing out of the war.
There were some intimations also
that a condition precedent to unre
served participation by the United
States in deliberations abroad would
by the acceptance by the allies of the
principles laid down by Secretary
Hughes in respect to mandates. Italy
has expressed approval of the Amer
ican position and France has given
assurance that she would lose no
time in bringing the status of Yap
before the supreme council.
Plan Drastic Measures
LONDON. May 6 The allied ulti
matum issued to Germs' ny today
summons her categorically by May
12 at the latest whether she will per
form her unfulfilled obligations un
der the treaty of Versailles, primarily
as to the payment of reparations to
the allied powers.
Should Germany fall to comply the
allies give notice that they will pro
ceed on May 12 with the occupation
of the . Ruhr valley "and undertake
all other military and naval meas
ures."' . .
The terms for Germany's payment
of her debt to allies are to be given
her by the allied reparations commis
sion by tomorrow.
Meanwhile the allies, the ultimatum
states, axe to continue with all the
necessary preliminaries for the, oc
cupation of the Ruhr.
The ultimatum was handed to Dr.
St. Hamer, the German ambassador ia
London, this morning. It reads, after
reciting Germany's unfulfilled treaty
obligations with regard to disarma
ment, reparations, th trial of war
criminals and other matters, in sub
stance, as follows:
The Ultimatum
"The Allied powers, taking note of
P- fact that despite the successive
concessions made by the allies since
the signature of the treaty of Ver
sailles, and despite the warnings and
sanctions agreed upon at Spa and
Paris, as well as of the sanctions an
nounced at London and since ap
plied, the german government Is still
In default in fulfillment of the obli
gations incumbent upon it under the
terms of the treaty of Versailles as
regards :
"First Disarm ament
"Second The payment due May 1,
1921, under article 235 of the treaty,
which the reparations commission al
ready has called, upon it to make at
this date.
"Third The trial of war criminals.

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