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MAYO BACKS DANIELS IN MEDAL AWARDS
Today
Ingenious Humans.
"Chinese" Ominous Word.
Turtle Daniels, Mouse Sims.
Big Business' Weak Eyes.
By ???? I ? BRISBANE.
Ittr|r|rl|lll. Ill? )
The Brillen fleet has none on a
flying trip to Malta. There la news
in that dlapatch
Lenin la on the Black Sea, and
only a thin atrip of feeble Ruma
nia separatea him from welcoming
Hulearla and Turkey. If he could
get the Dardanelles, l.t-niu would
have the eastern key to the Medi
terranean, and KuKland. with the
western i_oor, Gibraltar, would
think earnestly.
In one prison they made whiskey
and the ?ni! waa located in the
chapel where the celebrations were
held.
In another prison. Sing Sing,
the convicts made out fraudulent
bill? for goods never delivered, and
collected several thousand dollars.
When men, thoroughly reformed
devote their energy and ingenuity
to good works only, what an ef
ficient world It will be.
Watch the tight between Admiral
Ulme and Secretary Daniels and
study the facee of both men be
fore you pick your winner. One
look at Mr. Daniels' Jaw and Mr.
Sims's whiskers v. ill show you that
in the fight coming Admiral Sims
will have as good a chance as a
new-born field mouse would have
against a snapping turtle.
Friends of Admiral Sims have
one comfort in ca.se Mr. Daniels
should throw him overboard. He
need only swim to England to get
a comfortable job. A friendly feel
ing exists there for anybody con
vinced that the American navy
waa inefficient during the late war,
and at all times.
The one word "Chinese," in a
dispatch from Copenhagen, means
a good deal to Japan and explains
some Japanese anxiety.
The dispatch says that Bolshev
ist? are throwing large forces on
the Lettish front, including CHI
NESE REGIMENTS.
If two hundred million Russians
should unite with four hundred
million Chinese, Russia supplying
the enthusiasm, China supplying
the indifference to death, what
hance would seventy-five million
.'ap??ese have in the subsequent
proceedings? The combination
? might worry others as well as
Japan.
"Big Business" is watching the
effort to expel five Socialist as
?^emblymen from the New York
legislature, afraid that if Social
ists get their seats it will give an
impetus to radicalism.
As usual, "Big Business" looks
at the situation upside down.
If the five men are deprived of
their rights, that piece of stupidity
will "give an impetus to radical
ism" and increase the Socialist
vote.
It seems strange, in days of the
flying machine, to read that Lip
ton has arranged date and loca
tion for the sailboat race.
You suppose the sailboat as
dead as the hansom cab, but it is
not. There are more sailboats by
far than when Fulton :;ent his
first Claremont paddling up the
North River. Old things are
crowded out gently in this world.
And, as it was a hundred thou
sand years ago, the cheapest
power on earth is the power ob
tained by holding up a sheet to
catch the wind.
On the sixth of next month
"trading in sugar futures" will be
resumed. Which means that it will
soon be legal to gamble on the
price of sugar, and legal to do all
you can to put the price up, if
your gambling runs that way.
France long ago made a law
putting in prison at hard labor
any man caught scheming, gam
bling or plotting in any way to
put up the price of life's necessi
ties.
They don't do that in America.
Here the food gambler goes yacht
ing, the little fellow goes to the
poor house.
Count Arco Valley, for politi
cal reasons, murdered a man In
.old blood. When sentence Is pro
nounced, he saye "I hate Bolshe
vism. I love my Ravaria and hate
the Jews. I am a faithful mou?
.irchlst and a good Catholic."
He was loudly applauded, BUT
the day has ?one by when "I
liato the .lews'' would justify mur
der.
Count Arco Va/ley has had his
little say, but he is sentenced to
death for murder in the ordinary
way, so that his speeches and mur
ders win soon be ended. This
shows that civilization gradually
improves, even under the present
radical government of Germany
today.
Ludwig of Havarta,- once King,
-tormed mid rnjred when ho heard
ihe Allies really demanded the
Kaiser. II?? railed It Impertinent
and impudent."
Charles, OBce Kmpernr of Atis
iria. wiser, said nothing.
Ludwig ?? the gentleman who
said Dial In CSS9 the Kaiser didn't
bold his lull In? ?TO* 14 be ? candi
date for the pi??? Tbe gentleman
learna slowly.
8 FEET WATER
Two U. S. Warships Standing
By Crippled Transport Bat-.
tling Heavy Sea.
PASSENGERS STILL ABOARD
Many Vessel? Speeding to Aid
of Distressed Vessel?Radio
grams Conflict.
BOSTON, Jan. 20.?Uneasiness
over the safety of the 271 passengers
and 200 members of the crew of lh?
disabled army transport Powhatan
was felt at the navy yard this after
noon. A radiogram from the Pow
hatan said that there was eight -feet
of water in her hold and that the
condition of the vessel was had.
An attempt was made at once to
get in touch with the White Star
liner Cedric, which had left the
transport when tho leak in her side
was repaired, and her engines again
began to work, and proceeded to
New York.
Warships Stand By.
Meanwhile the United States re
atroyera O'Leary and ijharkey are
standing by. The I'owhatan'e passen
gers, It is said, will not be removed
to the destruyera except In a grave
emergency. Wireless reports were
received from the army transports
Northern Pacifie and Washington that
they were proceeding at full speed to
th Powhatan's assistance.
A later radio message from the
Martha Washington stated that It ex
pected to reach the disabled vessel
about 4 p. m. tu'. ? and take the Pow
hatan In tow. The United States
Coast Guard or r Gresham. of Bos
ton, which h? been engaged in
salvage work al? g the New England
??i.A.st. hau been ordered to proceed at
full speed to the Powhatan.
Conflicting radiograms regarding
the plight of the Powhatan have como
shoreward in the last twelve hours.
One messmg? said the Cederle had
taken off the passengers. Later a
message said the Powhatan. with pas
sengers still aboard, was proceeding
to New York. Another radio picked
up said the passengers would he
transferred to destroyers.
Wireless lil.nl.Irai.
The Powhatan'? wireless equip
ment wont out of commission early
today It was stated, and communica
tion with tho ship was being main
tained through other vessels stand
ing by.
As soon as the Powhatan's pa.?r?'n
gers have been transferred, the coast
guard ship Gresham will take ihe
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Keeping Up With
The Time*
A FACT A DAY
How much difference
docs advertising or not ad
vertising make in volume
of business done? The
Avery Co., of Peor?a, 111.,
wanted an answer to this
question, so it sent out a
form letter to one hun
dred of its dealers asking
them.
Ninety-one replies were
received. Eiirhty-one of the
dealers said they adver
tised more or less regu
larly and that the total
of their investment in ad
vertising for the year was
$11,746, or about $140 each.
They sold goods valued at
$848,598 during the year,
and so the advertising in
vestment"- was only 1.38 per
cent. Their average yearly
sales were a little more
than $10,475 each.
The ten dealers who did
not advertise sold only
$8,000 worth of goods dur
ing the year, an average
of but $800 each.
Anvbody can write "Q. E.
I>." after this proposition.
British Seize American
Newspapers Sent Ireland
LONDON, Jan. 20.?American newspapers recently
arriving at Dublin have been seized by postoffice authori
ties, the Post's Dublin correspondent reported today.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.?Men close to Eamonn De
Valera, President of the Irish Republic, declared today
that the censorship of American newspapers by the au
thorities in Ireland is further proof that the British army
of occupation in Ireland is carrying out a policy which
is tantamount to admission that a state of war exists
there.
London Paper Says Change in
Policy of Dublin Castle Is
Forecast.
LONDON, Jan. 2(1.?"It la learn??*!
from an authoritative source that
Lord French, lord lieutenant of
Ireland, haa been converted to the be
lief that the fullest measure of auton
omy In Irclat.d would be conalatent
with Imperial supremacy," the Dub
lin correspondent of the Pall Mall
Gaiette telegraphs today.
The Pall Mall Gazette believes that
It foreshadow? a change in the pol
icy at Dublin Caatle.
(Dublin Castle ia the seat of Brit
lah authority In Ireland.)
UNIONISTS LOSE ULSTER;
SINN FEIN SWEEPS ERIN
DUBLIN, Jan. 20.?Great Britain's
attempt to down the Sinn Fein ?
through uee of preferential ballot,
has failed, according* to returns up
to yesterday from Thursday's mu-.
nlclpal electlona.
Incomplete returns showed that of
a total of 1,470 acata the Unlonlats or.
Carsonltes won 207: Sinn Fein. 422;'
Labor, 324; and the Nationalists, 213.
About forty Unionists were elected I
In Lelnster, Munster and Connaught. j
the Republicans and Laborites domi
nating practically all councils.
Approximately 260 Unionists gained [
seats in Ulster, while Sinn Feinere. !
Laborites, and Nationalists won 270. |
LEAP INTO ICY WATERS
TO KISS GOLDEN CROSS
Four Bulgarians Brave Froren Sue
quehanna lo Observe Re
ligious Ceremony.
ST ? ELTON, Pa- Jan. 20?The mer- I
cury registered 12 above, the ground
was covered with snow and the Sua
quehanna river waa frozen today.
j Neverthelesa. four men In bathtnur
suits Jumped Into the cold water In j
search of a small gilded wooden ?
cross.
The midwinter bathers were mem
bers of the Bulgarian orthodox
church, and were taking part in the
annual celebration of the baptism
of Christ In the River .lordan. The
glided croas waa thrown Into the
river by the church rector.
The flrst to recover II kissed it. and
then, amid shouta of the spectators,
threw it back Into the water, the
three othera repeating the perform
ance.
CHICAGO "DEAD" TOWN;
ONE ARREST IN DAY
CHICAGO. .Tan I?.- One arrest and
one holdup was the night record of
the entire Chicago police department
when business opened today.
"The town la dead," aald a veteran
police sergeant when questioned
about the almost clear slate.
"I never knew such a thing to hap
pen before "
The police phone rang. The ser
llstened.
"Hold on." he exclaimed. "It's alive
again. Two crooks have roblie.l a
West Madison street ,hond company.
Took $.100 out of the safe "
REVOLT IN ALBANIA
OVER SERVIAN RULE
HOME. .Ian. 2<t The Alvanians
have revolted againat Herblan occu
pation of Hie country, the Rnman?po.
pol., stnt.il luday
t<erbla la repotted t<> be massing
heavv farrea ..f tronps Ml strategic
pointa.
Ne?v Governor Fires First Shot
Against Dry Amendment in
Inaugural Speech.
TKKNTON, N. J.. Jan I?.?Kdward
?. M wards, Democrat, who wave elett
oti governor of Now Jersey on a "w?-t"
platform, opened tb? battle against
the eltheeenth constitutional amend
ment In his Inaugural address when
he waa aworn In at noon today.
Mr. Edwarde la the flrst Democratic
governor of New Jersey since Presi
dent Wiiaon held that office.
The governor bellaves enforcement af
prohibition is un Invasion of Slat?
rights, and declared today ho would
"do everything lawful to have it de
termined that the present condition
ot affaire In respect to prohibition
has been forced upon the people of
this State illegally.
Government Edwards Indicated that
New Jersey will immediately petition
the United States Supreme Court for
an early decision on the legality of
the enactment of the eighteenth
amendment. lie urged the State
legislature to pass a resolution re
fusing to "ratify or accept" lhe
amendment.
Ho also asked for Imm. a ? ?? enact
ment of bills permitting t n sale of
beer and light wines in this State.
This, he contended, would Insure the
people of the State the right to live
under conditions "satisfactory to
them."
In referring to the language of the
eighteenth amendment, the governor
contended that the verbiage made It
legally possible for the various States
to enforce prohibition in their own
way.
LITTLE WELCOME FOR
DRYS IN LATIN AMERICA
Honduras and Paraguay Only Pos
sible Fields, Say Finan
ciers Meeting Here.
Prohibitionists, looking for new
worlds to conquer, are advised to
avoid Chile and Brazil, go lightly In
Bolivia, but? act quite boldly In Hon
duras and Paraguay.
This advlc? In baaed on the state
ments of delegates to the Pan-Ameri
can Financial Congress, when asked
today about prohibition.
"Tht-re Isn't tho slightest chance
of prohibition in Chilo," said Dr. Luis
Izquierdo. "Anyone bringing In the
idea would be ducked In the ocean "
Dr. Carlos Sampalo, of Hrazll, said
it would moan a revolution. Tho
people wouldn't stand it, he declared.
Ur. Calder?n, Bolivian minister to
the United States, said that while he
didn't think there was any possibility
of Inducing th? propio to atop drink
ing wine, he believed modified pro
hibition would be acceptable.
The Paraguayan minister of finance,
Dr. Eusebio Ayala, declared hie gov
ernment would welcome prohibition
speakers.
Honduras might b? won over. If tli?
drys were very patient, in f? belief
of Ignacio Agurcia. "It would be a
good thing, too," h? added.
Today delegates to the conference
got down to "brass tacks," ae one
financier put It, and proceeded to lay
before United States financiers their
programs for development of I.aim
American resources. Group commit
tees are going over the lists of South
American wants which ranged from
rallmad locomotives to street rail
way systems, waterworks, and pas
senger steamships Tonight there
will be a general session at which
W. G. McAdoo, former Secretary of
the Treasury, will talk on commerce
and finance.
BRITISH DREADNAUGHTS
SENT TO VLADIVOSTOK
I-ONDGN. Jan 20. Tho British ad
miralty has ordered warships to
Vladivostok as a precautionary move
ment, the Iteuter agency announ? od
today
Sweet Kills Effort to Reseat As
sembly Members Until
Their Trial.
SUSTAINED BY 97 TO 1 VOTE
Charles E. Hughes Among Dis
tinguished Men and Women
Who Crowd Galleries.
ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 20.?The
effort to reseat the five ?Stxialist as
semblymen until after their trial was
? lost in the assembly today by ruling
? of Speaker Sweet that debate go over
one week. On a test vote the assem
bly sustained him, 97 to 1.
The issue was J. Fairfax Mc
Laughlin's resolution to exclude At
torney (Jeneral Newton from par
ticipation with the judiciary commit
tee.
Distinguished Gallery.
The 0 below zero morning did not
'prevent the attendance of a dlaling
! uiahed gallery of visitors. The gal
, lories and the rear flor wero filled
! with richly dressed women of the of
? ricial set. Charles E. Hughes wat
, present. The opening of the assembly
| at 10 o'clock found every seat taken
and many standing.
The dosen Socialists who are regis
J tered at a hotel, with tho phrase
"charge to Oerher" written after their
? ? .m ??-. Gerber being tho treasurer of
| the Socialist party in New York, are
skimping on th?lr expenditures, as. up
the present time, they have been able
to collect only $8g0OO to make the Al
bany fight.
Th? assemblymen who have been
unseated slept two to a room.
inn.l? Getting Law.
"Our tunda are very low," said a
member of the Socialist contingent
this morning. "And we think Sweet is
going to drag the thing out a? long
as possible to wear out our i.n.in. ?
as well as the intereet of tho public"
The press seats were crowded with
correspondents from many section?
of the country.
The flrat move of Sweet was to
shut off all debate on an effort to
reseat the five Socialista. Two reso
i luttons by William C. Amos were
read. One provided that the five So
cialists be reseated until after trial.
The other insisted that, because the
assembly now numbers only 115 mem
bers while tho constitution provides
a membership of 150. any action
taken by the assembly would be un
const nini ionia 1 and therefore no
moneys ought to be voted or any
action be taken until the five So
cialists were seated.
Sweet ruled that debate on these
resolutions must, be postponed one
week. Ho aslo made tho same rul
ing on the resolution of McLaughlin,
but ?? ? Aughlin appealed from the
decision of the chair.
Tha? Now York City Bar Associa
tion.? committee, headed by Charles K.
I Hughes, appointed by resolution of
? the organization to aid in the da?fense
I of the five Socialists suspended from
I the assembly will not be given formal
I rights of participation In the trial,
as assembly judiciary committee de
i cided today. The vot? was 7 to 4.
two members of the committee not
being recorded.
TORKLESS"HARB0R BILL
IS REPORTED TO HOUSE
"Watchdogs of Economy" Fnine
Total Expenditures to
$12.000,000.
The House rivers and harbors bill,
carrying $12.000,000, was reported to
day. Originally the measure author
ised expenditure of 141,000.000, but
this appropriation was rut down be
cause of the need of Government
economy.
All new projects were eliminated.
In the bill, ns reported, $5.000.000 Is
provlda-d ft>r maintenance of existing
river anil harhair improvements and
1 $7.000,000 for completion of projects
previously authorised.
FLA. PROFESSOR QUITS
AFTER RAID ON HOME
JACK SON VILLE, Fla., Jen. 20 ?
Vrof Nowoll I* Sims, of th? depart
meiit of sociology of the University
of I'loriiln. resigned from th? polleg??
faculty sfter ? raid on his litime by
the liepai tment of Just I?? operativas,
who said tha?y found raallcai litote
ture then?. No charges ente prefer
red against Professor .-'Im ?. .ie 't was
said he hed violated n > law.
I
YIELD KAISER
Family Connections of Aristoc
racy May Halt Extradi
tion Plans.
HOLLAND FEARS REPRISALS
Recall British Action Against
Giving Up Refugees
In 1849.
AM.STERDAM, Jan. 20.?The
committee of the Holland Demo
cratic Party haa passrd a reso
lution against the surrender of
war criminals, demanding the
Democratic membt rs of the
Cabinet resign before yielding
to the allied demande.
PARIS, .Tan. 20 ?The French min- j
liter at The Hague bas learned
that it is extremely unlikely that
Holland will surrender the ex-Kaiser
to the allies for trial on account of
strong family connections between ?
the Dutch and German aristocracies,
it wa? reliably reported here today.
Holland is also said to fear Ger
man reprisals in the event that Ger
many returns to an imperialistic
regime. I
It Is learned that Premier Lloyd.
Oeorge, In addition to Insisting upon
the extradition of the former kaiser
to fulfill his pledges to the English ,
people, pointed out that conviction ;
of the erstwhile war lord would con- \
vince the German people themselves ?
of the criminality of the Hohenzol- j
lerne and prevent their return to
powtr.
DUTCH QUOTE LAWS I
AGAINST EXTRADITION
THE HAGUE. Jan. 20.?The allied
note, signed by President Clemenceau,
of the peace conference, asking for
extradition of the Kaiser, was
brought to a special courier from
Paris.
There were excellent reasons to be
lieve, It was learned in official quar
ters, that the government will base
its refusal upon certain , lause?, in Tht
Netherlands constitution and special
treaties.
The r>utcli reply probably will
point out that article 4 of the con
stitution assures every person,
whether of Dutch or foreign birth, the
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PICK ONLY THE BEST
FOR NEW AMERICANS
Consuls Weeding Out All Undesir
ables in Rush to Seek
Fortune in I*. S.
NAPLES. Jan. 20?Italians who
have been to Kussin nnd those who
have been arrested on any charge
whatever are nual.lr to get past the
American consuls In Italian eitle?,
who are exercising the strictest sur
veillance of passport vises to prevent
Bolshevikl and Anarchists from re
turning to the United States on the
wave of emigrntlon which is moving
toward Amerlcn as rapidly as ships
can carry the emigrants.
The number demanding vises ex
ceeds the transportation capacity so
greatly that the American officials
are turning down nil doubtful cases,
passing only those thoroughly literate
and of good character Certificate?
are required from court? that the ap
plicant for a vlae has never been ar
rested an.l also a . ertlfl.nti? that no
charge Is pending against him. In
the case of a soldier, his discharge
papers must show his ? ecord.
The consuls take ample time to In
vestigate nil questionable cases. The
passport fees are producing a tre
mendoua Income at the seaport con
sulates. The Naples consulate will
probably clear $100,000 above ex
penses this year.
BOY HIT BY ENGINE TO
RECOVER, SAY DOCTORS
DANVILLE. Va.. Jan M Joe !>a
vla, sev?n wa? walking between the
rallro'id tr^ck en route home from
school when a passenger train over
look him. The engine pilot kn?. k.d
him from the track.
Doctor! ??>' he will get ivrlU
JAPAN MAY HOLD UP
RE ENFORCEMENTS
TO SIBERIA
Itikl", Jan. ?i). ?ini. iai word
form Washington that the I nit*-?!
Mate?, liticati of joining Japan
In ??'titilli?,' more troopa to Siberia,
has derided to withdraw till
American soldiers, Is expected
to lead to a change of Japan cm?
policy on militar) intervention,
It was learned today.
It Is now believed that Japan
will not send large re-enforce
ments into .Siberia.
U.SJILL LIFT BAN
State Department Expected to
Permit Shipments to Bolshe
viki in Russia.
The United States very soon will
lift Its embargo on shipment.? to
aoviet Russia, thus Joining the allies
in partially raising the blockade of
that country, tl waa believed today at
the State Department.
Clearance of ahlpe from the United
States with supplie? for soviet Rus
sia now is prohibited by the War
Trade Board. This rule must be
abandoned If the plan for an ex
change of goods with Russia is to be
a success, it waa said at the State
Department.
In tbeir preaent condition of eco
nomic exhaustion, the allied nations
of Europe could hardly furnlah sup
plie? to any material extent to the
people of Russia, without American
aid, It was pointed out.
Although the allies did not Invite
thta country to join In the blockade
lifting, it was said at the State De
partment that the plan actually was
originated some time ago by thia* Gov
ernment, and proposed by the su
reme council, and rejected.
SULLIVAN SAYS BRYAN
WILL SELECT CANDIDATE
Expert Predicts the Commoner Will
Be Dictator?Republicans Won't
Take Hoover.
XEVV YORK, Jan. 20?Mark Sulli
van, writing in the current Issue of
Collier'? Weekly, expressed the be
lief that William Jennlnga Bryan will
select the Democratic candidate for
President.
(lenirai Wood, Senator Johnson and
Governor Lot* den are picked by Sul
livan as the most serious Republican
contenders.
"The Republican party leaders have
not the faintest intention of nomina
ting Hoover,'' he says. "They are
not going to nominate anybody who
la not a member of the Lodge, so to
speak. Th? Democratic leader? might
nominate him if they thought that his
name, and his alone, might give them
a flght?ng chance.''
Sullivan believes neither nominee
will be named before the third day
of the convention.
SEC. WILSON TURNS DOWN
HARVARD LIBERAL CLUB
Secretary of Labor Refuses to Cen
sure Skcffington for Un
official Attacks.
Secretary of Labor Wilson today
made public a letter to William P.
Everts, president of the Harvard Lib
eral Club, announcing that ho would
not depose Immigration Commission
er H. J. Skefflngton because of an
alleged speech delivered by Skefflng
ton attacking the Harvard Liberal
Club.
"I am constrained to believe tliatiMr.
Skeffington'a private opinione do not
afford any basis for action," the Sec
retary wrote. The Harvard Liberal
Club had asked the remova of Skef
flngton.
ONE KILLED, 7 INJURED,
IN P. R. R. FLIER WRECK
Pittsburgh-to-Chlcnfo Express in ?
.Smash-up Near East
Liverpool. Ohio.
PITTSRUROTT, Ta.. Jan. 20.? One
person was killed and ?even others
were injured early today when Penn
aylvanla expresa No. 100T. westbound,
between Pittsburgh and '"hlcago, waa
wrecked at a point about ten miles
from K?st Liverpool, Oh!o.
rrtateel Tear lata by ? in?.?, Trial?.
Learn hew le fnll ?um thlsv?? hr >..ur
fln_r?r print? In Frhruary Fnpatar ?ctetie?
All nn?__rt?n<1_?Advt.
?AKES S?AND
Justifies Course of Secretan
In Giving Decorations as
Practical.
NO FIXED POLICY DEFINED
Administration Senators Pre
pare to Grill Sims When He '
Resumes Stand.
Rear Admiral Henry T. Mayo, for
mer Commander of the Atlanti?:
Fleet took Issue today with Rear
Admiral Sims on the question oi
Naval decorations.
Mayo, testifying before the Senate
Investigating committee, Justified the
failure of the Navy Department to
consult with commanding officers
concerning decorations. Sims in his
testimony criticised the department
on this point.
Justifies Daniels' Policy.
"It is not practicable for the board
or the navy to consult with com
mandera who made recommenda
tlons," Admiral Mayo said. "It ni?t
be desirable to consult with them
but it Is not practical. I do nor
approve the practive but In a mili
tary organization it la recognized as
the only practical course."
Admiral Mayo appeared to takn
little interest in the medals contro
versy and contented himself with
brief answers to questions.
'Life is too short to go back snd
discuss individual cases," he said, re
plying to one Senator.
"Were you called in or consulted
when the recommendations you mado
were cut down?" Senator Hale asked.
"Not at all, sir," the admiral re
plied.
Only one member of the staff thai
served under Rear Admiral Mayo ??
commander of the entire American
fleet during the war received a nav??.
decoration, the admiral told tho com
mittee.
Ilri'iinimrndril II? ...rull?i..
He recommended a dozen member.-t
of his staff for a decoration, all fo:?
the navy eros?, the lowest grade. His
Chief of Staff. Captain O. P. Jackson
was the only one rewarded. All were
at sea during the war, he said.
Admiral Mayo said he did not con
fer with Admiral Sims regarding dec
orations and that the letter he wrote
Secretary Daniels criticising awards
mado was "not a letter of protest."
Admiral Mayo said Commander
Percy Foote. aid?* to Secretary Dan
iels, was recommended for D. S. M .
which he received.
The records before the committe >
showed that Fonte was not recom
mended for any award by command
ing officer.
Mayo said the effect on the futur??
spirit of the navy would be affecte?!
by the failure of the department t.i
recognize some of his officers foi
honors. The one recognized by the
Secretary, however, was the one moni,
worthy', he said.
?hanged R< ? ?>n.na?n.lie I Ion?
Ho said he changed his recommen
dations In two cuses after he learned
officers doing similar work were rec
ommended by other commsnders.
"The awards board was not particu
larly clear on policy. I talked ove
tho policy. I followed with Admir.i'
Knight," Mayo said. "It was my lie..
that wo should bo conservative ? ?
tne award ot the D. S. M."
Mayo said he knew nothing ab m'
changes made hy th? board or th ?
e?oretary. He disagreed with tit?
views of Admiral Sims that the com
manding officer should have been
consulted before the relative weigh,
of the recommendation ie changed
?.rllllag Far 9ls>a.
Administration Senators are getin;??
ready to give Sims a severe grilling
when he appears before the commit
tee again, to testify in the investiga
tion of tho navy.
It was reported they ?vere proper
Ing an exhaustive list . ;uestion? t.?
ask him on cross examination, an?.
that ho will be required to prova? hi.
charges. Otherwise, Daniels may in
stltutc a thorough inquiry by a nava'
board, as lio aays he Ie determined to
give Sims' allegations a through sir
Ing.
The investigation hy a ?arai board,
while not an actual court-martial or
Sims, would be conducted with th??
Idea of making him prove his charges
or bo branded as having mad? base
lose allegations and thereby etlrretl
up sn International commotion.
Sims. It Is understood. Is prepar
ing to bring forward proof. Ot'a???
naval officers will be called lo I???
tlfy. The result may be one of ?ht*?
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