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Strange Solaits The Lucky Touch. IMost Interesting Death. Smooo ..ft af 1,9000000 BOLe ..By ATUR N SBAlM-. (cepregsat. 198a0 Davenprt Is run by go ealist ofcals. The street ears are run by private owners. They cut down the service. Thereupon those Soealist officials loaded the president of the street ear system. the general manager, and several crews of employes into the vatrol wagon and took them to the police station. The officials were each fined $100; minor employes, $25 ice. It is sad to hear of sun re spectable gentlemen taking a ride in the patrol wagon. But there may be something in the idea. It will be worth while to watch that street car system and observe its improvement. Dr. Robinson, "the colored Ponzi," of Chicago, had a modern, good idea. He said the American Car and Foundry Company owed him ten million dollars. and he ex pected to collect. While waiting for the ten millions he sold his per sonal notes, charging ten dollars for a two hundred and fifty-dollar note. Many, white and colored, bought those notes, tempted by "large profits." Thlsy learned, however, that the American Car and Foundry Company never owed Dr. Robinson anything. Dr. Rob inson will go to jail, and buyers of his notes, having learned a les son, will now, presumably, resume the buying of wildcat oil stock. Harvard students, facing dif ficult examinations, walk up to Horween, captain of the football team, and touch him with one finger "to bhng luck." fHorween won at every game this season, tossing for the opening advantage. Being lucky, he is sup posed to have the power to com municate his luck by touch. You travel back via Harvard to the most ancient belief among hu man beings, kings touching their subjects to cure them of "king's evil" presented the Horween idea. If Horween had lived ten thou sand years ago he might have made, as high priest of some tem ple, a first-class living out of the foolish belief in his "touch." Many interesting deaths in his tory-the philosophers that jump ed into the volcano's mouth, the f Nihilist prisoqer in Russia that burned himself to death by press ing his back against the little oil lamp high up on his cell wall; the Japanese, sensitive about his honor, who rips open his own stomach to avenge an insult; Lucretia, who killed herself in stead of killing Sextus in the modern American way. All are to be eclipsed by d'Annunzio, the fighting poet. He is determined that his death shall be as striking as his curious life. Not satisfied with the Plume settlement, it is announced that d'Annunzio has undermined the whole city of lFiume with dynamite, all the dyna mite deposits being connected by wire. If he can't have his way d'Annunzio will blow up the city, and, of course, himself with it. Th- President tells the farmers and 'ivestock men, threatened by disaster through the fall in prices, that he can do nothing for them, and is sorry. The President's re ply is sincere and earnest. Yet a nation that could do so much for all the grafters and profiteers, Hog Island scoundrels, and others, in time of war, ought to be able to do something for its own farmers in time of peace. The farmers have no better f d than Mr. Houston. Secre arofthe Treasury. If he could help them lhe would. Erope niow o"wes this country fute thousand million dollars, Mr. H-oston says, and that is part of the trouble, lou'd think that a country that, without asking consent or approval of its citizens, l"nt fourteen thous~and millions to foreign nations couid do some thing for its own farmers, on whose industry all the people de pend for their food. The steel mills close in Ohio. Steel mills run on half time else where. A rubber company closes an important plant. Edison shuts one factory-and so on. Unfortu niately the country must wait until next March for an effort by the G;overnment to deal with the sc rious lack of employment that is coming. A divided G~overnment, Rtepublican in Congress. D~emo cratic in the White liousc, can do nothing. A urnan 'who bought wood alcohol and sold1 it as whiskey, thus killing one hundred people in New Eng land. is sentenced to eighteen and a half years in prison. it is a cas.e of giving a wholesale rate on mur der. If an individual had killed one individual in a burglary he would have paid for it with his life, but having killed one hundred in the effort to make profit, by vio latin g the law, this man goes to jail for eighteen years, about two months for each person killed. One million bottles of chain pagne are ordered for shipment to this country, according to the New York Times. These bottles full of bubbles are coming in "for medicinal purposes." Who are the gentierpen in deli cate health that will drink the illion bottles? Everybody knows that "medicl nial nurposr'" is a joke. Somne citi -cns are rich, enough to get what thos wan tromn the G;overnment. 'I hey want champagne and are GO(t ING TO ll iAVE IT, An other country in the wvorld, HA MON KILLING PLANNED, SOUL DIARY OF AFFiNITY HITS d@Y. Weume Seafgt. VON'" NA em Orly ebutie to woeees .g . Te- 3E DIT ION _41. *+9 ~reeD BRe41. c l Cr F NUMBER 11,705. Sor s*eased a 2t' WASHINGTON, SATURDAYEVENING, DECEMBER 4, 19-2. cMfm fauhu I.E S"m PuI THREE CENTS f EYWEE ARGEN Lloyd Ge yS JAKE A SPIDER, DIARY ASSERTS Treated My Soul Like Dirty Faced Doll, Woman's Claim In Love Journal. "WALKED RIGHT INTO NET" Knew Evils Which Lurked With in, But Took Step Regardless, Affinity Wrote. The absorbing diary of Clara Bar ton Smith Hamon, self-confessed slayer of Jake L. Hamon, million aire Republican national committee man from.Oklahoma, was found in her trunk, wchich she shipped to Kansas City after the shooting. It was found by Chicago Herald and Exaniner reporters. A synopsis of the jrat installment was published yesterday in The Washington T imes. The second installment is herewith presented. Copyright, 19.0 by the Chicago Herald and Examiner. Copyright, 1920, by the Illinois Publishing and Printing Company (Publishers of the Prni ago Herald and Examiner., All Rights Reserved. iteproduction Pro hibited. KANSAS CITY, Dec. 4.-In this chapter Mrs. Hamon sets forth the trend of events leading up to the tragedy, clearly indicating a grow ing distrust and at times a hatred for the man she eventually killed. Mrs. Hamon throughout this per sonal recital shows ability as a writer of prose and verse. THE DIARY M I IN E. Not through life, or what may follow, Shall my love grow less for thee. You have illed my heart forever. Mine-for all eternity. Why farewellf Why break lovels bondaget Wouid you drewn leve*s ire with tears I No! My life is east forever. And we'll measure not the years. "WEIMdHT ON MY HEART. I AM 90 TIRED." May 30--A dusty iot (ay acrass the desert until 3 p. m., when w, be gan to get into ('ahfornia oran::e groves aid strike the air t.t was coming off the snow':irs. sa w a mirage of the desert and it rnmnled me of William Hart's pictir.', "Waror, Tracks." Wagon tracks remind in ,.f ,t1 rut. I'm in it.. Arrived it Lo0s An geles at r,.30 and got room 1245 nt the Alexandria. Dinner in malii linng room. Lovely musli, but, oh,. my head! and oh. my heart! When I saw the check for our vrv ordinary food and found it $7.60 1 nearly died. Our room is a $5 room, but because it is Los Angeles they charge us $1f. The famous comedian, Charlie Chaplin. was in the dining room. lie Appeared to le a very sad man, in a very deep mood. Went to Orpheun. saw Madam Petrova again in her choking "act." She was interestins. Movies are a pedsendl for the unhappy. They are s0 flulick, they tell you so much you can't think good' We passed "Mary and Doug" on their way 1'ast. As the trains whiased by 1 strained my eyesight to get a acond glimpse of the honeymooners. hut missed. I am getting curious to see anyone whom I believe happy. teven old pictures of myself thrill me. Wa'nt to bed at 1l10 very tired I am so tired I am exhausted from carry'ing a weight. lt's on my heart. May 31.-Up at 9--breakfast at the "Mission Inn." a place I went to some years ago. After breakfset we went to a 1.eauty parlor for two hours. At 2 went to Forest Lawn temetery' to see dirigible scatter flowers over tContinued on P'age 2. Column 1.) TODAY much discrimination. Prohibition for the poor man and a million bottles of champagne for medici nal purposes for the rich. However, there is no use get ting excited about it. Men have jusat the kind of govefnment that they deserve. The people of this country, if they had as much spirit as an ordinar mouse, would have a diffesent. ki t of goverames TINA I orge Ope Asks Truce N. Y. Thron, Mrs. McSu Premier Proceeded on Own Initiative and Ministers Pro test, Paper Asserts. LONDON, Dec. 4.-Premier Lloyd George has begun "peace pour parlers" with the Sinn Fein, and negotiations for a truce ma Irish hos tilities have been in progress for several days, it was authoritatively announced by the Morning Post to day. PREMIER ON INITIATIVE. According to the Morning Post, the premier took the initiative without consulting leading members of his cabinet, and more than one minister protested against the negotiations. Fifty-six British soldiers and Brit ish policemen were killed In Ireland during November and forty-one were wounded. according to a casualty list for that month made public by the Sinn Fein today. TWELVE IRISH TROOPS KILLED. Twelve members of the Irish repub lican army were killed and wounded. Sixty-one civilians were killed and 101 wounded. Thirty-three clubs and public halls were wrecked; nine creameries were burned; ive newspaper plants were demolished; 193 shops and houses were burned; and crops on seventy onie farms were destroyed. Thirty five men were publicly flogged, ac cording to the report. FARMERS MUST BE AIDED, HEFLIN SAYS Sacrificed to Speculators, He Claims-.McKelvie Urges State Land Loans. "We have the votes here to pass legislation to aid farmers of the South and the West. nothwithstand ing the attitude or Secretary of the Treasury Houston or Qovernor Hard ing of the Fctderal Reserve Board," Senator elect lIeflin, Democrat, of Alabama. declared at the open hear ing of the .inint Hlouse and Senate Agricultural committees today. "There is no reason why these farmers ar" to be for'ed to sell on a low market and at great losses only to see their product resold at a later (late with great gain to specilators," lieflin c.ontinued. (;overnor Mc.Kelvie. of Nebraska. who was on the witpess stand at the tin. made several ruggestions as to the part State governments might take to aid the farmers. McKelvi, rend resolutions adopted by the recent conference of gover nors which roommended Govern ment credit for foreign trade. further extension and renewal of credits, and general aid by the Federal Iteserve Board. "What are you going to do in Ne braska to aid?" Senator Capper, Re publican, of Kansas, asked. IONG TVIRMS LOANS. We propose a system of State land lan aid, wherby the farmer en ob tain long trn loans." McKelie re pied. "I am going to call in the farm aa soiations of' Nebraska in the next ten days to discuss matters to be taken uap in this direction by the next legislaturie. "Plans in many States will bring the deserved reli,-f ultimately, Out we niust have aid at once." "flave ytur State banks granted credit to farmers'." Senator Harrison. Demnerat of MIioisppi, asked. "The State banks are influenced by the policiCs of the Federal Rteserve Board,. since't lans mtust be redia counted with banks belonging to the Federal Rteserve System." McKelyte replied. C'ongress.nanf Sumeters of Texas. urgedi the further extension of credit at once. SOVIET IS ADOPTED BY ARMENIANS, RUSS CLAIM LONDON, Dee. 4--"Armenla has declared in favor of a Soviet governmenlt, and brotherly soll. darity has now beent established between Armenia and Turkey," said a Russian wireless dispatek from Moscow. =DITS ns Peace With Foes; gWelcomes iney to U.S. !'Landing of Irish Martyr's Widow Accompanied by Noisy Demonstration. NEW YORK, Dec. 4.-Mrs. Muriel McSwiney, widow of the martyred lord mayor of Cork, Terrence Mc Swiney, and his sister Mary were given a'great ovation today by thou sands assembled along West street from Seventh to Twentieth streets, as the White Star liner Celtic on which she arrived docked at pier No. 60, North river. WICOMsED 8V VETERANS. Veterans of the world war. Irish county organizations, Irish-Ameri can acieties and the general public crowded West street, waving Irish Itepublic flags and banners and cheer ing as the vessel warped into her dock. DRESsED IN ,MOURN.ING. Mrs. McSwine-y and her sister.in law were overwhelmed by the throng immediately after they appeared on the etreet after disembarking from the White Star liner (eltic, on which they made the voyage to this coun try. The-y were sent unexpectedly out through the entrance of Pier 51 whereas arrangemnts had been made to receive the at the entrance to pier 60. Dres af' in deep mourning and wearing a heavy veil over a long black broadcloth suit, trimmed at the neck with a deep black fur ecollar and black fur cuffs. Mrs. MrSwiney paused for a moment and looked at the great crowd. PO,I1E (1LEAR SPACE. She and her sister in law were rec ognized by two cousins of the mar tyred lord mayor, Mrs. P. A. McSwiney and Mrs. A. McSivney Dixon. As these relatives called the names of th.e viS itors, the great crowd rush d ti greet them, breaking through the cordons. Women rushed forward and in tnt-ir enthusiasm patted the visitors on the back ar.d kissed their hand.. Choer after cheer went tip from :ite ruwri, which kept pressing steadily toward the visitors. Mounted polieu were rushed to the scene to aid patr ni-'n in clearing a space about Mrs. Mc Swiney. Grover Whalen. commissioner of plant and structure and a member of the welconing body, with the aid of two police captains. backed a big limousine through the throng and to the side of the visitors, who entered the car. % Then Mrs. McSwiney. hfted her heavy dark veil, revealing her face. which was extremely pale, her btue eyes, in which there were tears and her dark hair. Even after the policemen had clear ed a ,pact about the car the crowd surged forward again and again. halting its progress as it moved up town to lead the pro-csioin which (Continued on Page '. Column 7.) S.L PHILLIPSDIES; EX-HEAD OF W. R. E. Traffic Expert III Two Weeks. Former President of Capital Traction Company. Samuel Lewis l'hillips. former presi dent of the' Capital Traction C'om pany, and for two years head of the Washington Rlailway and Electric 'nmrcany, died at 11.4t o'rinck last nieiht at his home. 1350O Massachusetts avenue souitheast. He had been ill only two weeks Mr. Phillips was one of the beset knnwn trafnle experts in the c-ountry thirty years ago. lie was born In Ne'w York eighty three years ago, and was a member oef one of the oldest and most influential families in the tale. While in New Ynrk he was direct' ing head of the Third Avenue line. and for a time president of the Cen tral Railway of New York. After he had been in Washington several years, the question of Install ing undergrouind systemi for street ars in this city occupied public at tention. Mr. Phillips' services were soutght in an effort to work otut some tangible street car system involving the use of underground wires. He was made president of th~ WashIng ton Railway and Electrie Company, serving in that capacity from 1894 to Mr. Phillips is survived by a brother, fleorge P'hillips, one nephew and e niece. l'tneral s croices will be held Muonday from his residence. Interment will be private. THE L Parley i WILSON WOULD READ MESSAGE Congress May Be Addressed by Both President and Presi dent-Elect. By GEORGE R. HOLMES, Iaternatlesl News Service. The expiring Congress of the Democratic Administration may have the unprecedented experience on Monday or Tuesday of hearing both a President and a President elect of the United States. Never in the legislative history of the Govern ment has there been such a thing, and Washington, official and other wise. is considerably interested. WILSbN's PLANS UNKNOWN. From the Whit, House tod.ay came no intimation as to whether President Wilson has decided for or agi0inVt ap pearing in person before the assemb:.d House and Senate to deliver his last message. The matter, it was said, is entirely up jo the President himself. but assurances were forthcoming, that the Chief Executive Is entirelv fit physically to perform the task. if he elects to do so. Unless plans are changed at the last moment, it is believed that the lngof ti-e Senate iG0 Monday will in 'President-elect Harding in hil seat. He has informed friends here that he believes it his duty to attend the opening, as he is still a Senator, andi if he does, it is considered pr.Lc tically certain that he will make a few remarks. It will be the first time in history that a sitting Senator has appeared on the floor as a President elect. Some close friends of the Presid'nt have advised against his appearing in person to "sing his swan song." The President is now in better physi cal condition, according to those close to him, than he has been at any time since his breakdown in the West forced him into a year's invalidism. MAIR 1N SNOW WHITE. Ile has put on considerable weight in the last few months, and outside of the fact that his hair is now snow white where it was iron-gray before, there is little difference in appear ance between the Woodrow Wilson of today and the Woodrow Wilson of two years ago, according to those who see him frequently. These friends of the President look upon his going to the Capitol as an "unnecessary risk." They point out that he has nothing whatever to gain by so dramatic a step, and that he has everything to lose-his health. The strain of personally delivering a message to the assembled houses al ways has been terrifie for the Presi dent. even in the days before the war. The President himself is keenly de sirous of delivering his message in person. It reimained a question today whether lie would follow out his per sonal desires. or acquiesce in the aishes of his friends that he remain in the White House and leave to a reading clerk the task of intoning his last big communication. Whether the President does or does not go to the Capitol, he will, In an$' event, receive the usual House and Senate delegation, which will call at the White House on Monday to inform him that the Congress is assembled, and to ask whether he has any busi ness to lay before it. Last year, be cause of the President's illness. he was informed of the opening of Con gress by letter, and lhe transmitted his message to be read by a clerk, MESSAC.E NEAR COMPLETION. The message itself was practicall3 completed today. It probably will be sent tn the printer late today. It is doubtful whether copies of it will be available for the newspapers be fore late Monday forenoon, There probably is not a man in Washingtoni today familiar with what it contains. The President has written it himself almost alone, See retary of State Colby has been his one assistant in its preparation, and Colby is today heading aboard a warship bound for South America on an official mission, JUDGE SEES "RED PERIL" IN WAKE OF BLUE LAWS NE~W YORtK, Diec. 4. -Judge Mitchell May, in addresaing the Kings county grand jury in Brook lyn today expressed fears that bol shevism lurked In the wake of the movement to enact blue laws for the stricter observance of S'unday, "The best government is that which govern. least," said the judge. "E'ven yet the value nf the prohibition law Is problematical. ,ng since men have recognised the ndvisability of keeping the church and the state separate." EAGUE Vith Irish HARDING BACK IN U. S. AGAIN President-Elect Lands at New port News After Trip to Panama. By DAVID M. CHURCH. International News Service. NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Dec. 4. President-elect Harding landed here today from his long sea trip to Panama shortly after 10:30 o'clock. The Pastores, on which the Presi dent-elect made his voyage, was es corted up Hampton Roads by squad rons of airplanes, seaplanes, and dirigibles. VISITS SHIP PLANT. The Harding party was met here by Norman Hamilton. collector of the prart, who extended to the dis tinguished visitor the freedom of the port on behalf of Secretary of the Trealury Houbton. A delegation of Elkm escorted the President-elect to the Newport News shipyards. where he was shown over the plant. lie will make an address at the Academy of Music this afternoon'and later will attend a luncheon given in his honor. He will also visit the Norfolk army and navy bases and re view the forces stationed there. STRIKE WINTER WEATHER. The Pastores struck cold weather for the first time since Mr. Harding left New Orleans last night, and the party was treated to their first re minder of winter. The airplane squadre- which met the Pastores far from port dropped messages and newspapers aboard. and Mr. Harding bent a message to Newport News by airplane announc ing his arrival. President-elect Harding. League of Nations conferenc, embreting the heat braIns ef the natioe." will open at Marion. Ohio. en December 13 and will be concluded before the end ot the month, aeeerding to pres, eat plans. The President-elect was so greatly impressed with his Panama trip that he expects to recommend to Congress that committees be sent to American possessions where problems exist, to study conditions on the grcund. SPEAKS AT BEDFORO. Mr. Harding's speech at Bedford. Va., will be in response to a request from Henry Stowe, a boyhood friend and at present an inmate of the -liks home. Mr. Stowe has long been ill. Prominent Elks from all parts of the country will be present. The President-elect has so delaite program as to the length of his stay in Washington. He is expected to address the Senate on Monday. het the length of time he will remain In Washington depends upos ertain ton dIttens. ARMENIANO LONGER INDEPENDENT STATE LONDON. Dec. 4.-According to latest reports from Armenia, the re public has ceased to exist as an in dependent state, and the territorial limits have been reduced by the hlolshevik treaty to shout the size of the county of Rutland. said a Con stantinople dispatch to the Daily Ex press todav. (Htut land is the smallest county ini lEngland. having an area of 162 square miles.) The Constant nople enrrespondent of the I eaily E-xpress. said that the tienriciansi took advantage of the Hlussu-Armenlianl treaty to gralb off a slice. of territory in the Blorghalu dis tri*'t. The diplomatic correspondent of the rDaily Trgrapih, writing on Ar nmenin. says: "The cause of Armenian independ enice suffered a reverse at yester day's session of the inter-allied coun cil, which has received an inkling of President Wilson's intentions in the matter of frontiers. The members of the inter-mllied council were alarmed, for they have already ar rived at the ,enneltusion that they enutld not pnssibly guarantee the frontiers of theC "Wil "on quadrila teral." The members of the enunnll have suggested to the allied de'legates at Geneva that final decision on the ad mission of Armenia into thn League be postponed. DE!ATH AND RIN IN WAKE OF IRISH GALE Ii'III.IN. liec. I -A hurricane. which hase cauisi loss of life an.1 heavy damnses to property, is raging in coumnty Tyrnne. said a dispa&tch from Strahane today. OF NI BRITISHHEIRTOWED DANE PRINCESS, IS REPORT ('OPEUNAGEN. Dee. 4.--The Politikea today printed a reprt that a engagement of marriage han been sramsed botwees the Prisee of Wales, heir to the Brit ib threae, and rinsee Margaret. daughter et Pri.s. Waidemar. of Denmark. The petese Is in Lea de at the present time, a guest et the British royal family. LONDON, Dee. 4.-Mt may be stated on the highest authority that the report of the engagement of the Prince of Wales Is without foundatlo," the Exchange Tele graph anouneed this afternoon. The rrIne of Waie ham been fe hunting in the Midiands, and has not yet met the Prineesa Mar. gret nor the King and Queen of . Denmark. who came to London with her. according to the Ex change Telegraph. The father ot Prinee.s Margaret Is the only surviving brother of lowager Queen Alesandria, grand mother of the Prince of Wales. SENATE TO BAR ALL LEAGUES -Reed Americans Against Any Kind of World Union, Declares irre concilable Senator. Not only will the United States refuse to enter a League of Nations, no matter what concessions are made, but Senate irreconcilables headed by Senators Borah of Idaho and Reed of Missouri are equally determined that it shaUl not par ticipate in an association of nations of any kind whatsoever. The suggestion accredited to for mer President Taft that an Ameri can commission should be sent to Geneva for a conference on amend ment to the League covenant is partictlarly obnoxious to them. This is shown conclusively in the follow ing article, written especially for the Universal Service: By JAMES A. REED. raited States Senater from Missaouri. The Ameri%,n people, by the most decisive vote ever given by any great nation, have repudiated the League of Nations, lock, stock and barrel. No body but a man who is blind, deaf and intellectually paralyzed can fail to understand the result of this elec tion. The people are in favor of preserv ing the ancient policies of the Govern ment. They are determined that we shall keep free from the crooked diplomacies and crooked plottings of European and Asiatic monarchs. The politician found as he pro ceeded with his campaign that the people were not "reservationists they were "repudiationiste;" that they were not internationalists. but na tionalists. and they wrote the word in capital letters. The people have common sense, an attribute not possessed to any marked degree by those who follow dreams and see visions. The people have sense enough to know that if we intermeddle in the controversies (Continued on Page 3. Column 7.) ENVER OUSTED BY GERMANY, REPORT Former Turkish War Minister Said to Have Been Expelled From Country. BERLlN, Decc. 4.--Enver Pashs, former war minister in the Turkish cabinet, has been expelled from Ger many, it was learned today from an authoritative source. E~nver Pashm has long been calledi a tool of the old imperial govern:nent of Trurkey. He was accused of b'eir,; the chief instrument of (Germany in forcing Turkey into the war on the aide of the Central Powers. When Turkey entered the War E'nver Pasha was put in command of the Turkish army under the authority of the tGer man general staff. At the end of the war Enver Pasha disappesred. liI. was reporteel later in the Caucasus. In the past b ear lhe Is said to have divided his time betweetn GJermany and Russia. ',et hairam. ef 4'retlon-" Iii~ te iTIONS IGNORED, SAY LATIN ENVOYS Foreign Minister Pueyrredob and Associates Stay Away From Assembly. ATTITUDE GIVEN BACKING Other South American Countries See Justice in Claim of Delegation. By NEWTON C. PARER, Iaterationas News service. GENEVA, Dec. 4.-Official an nouncement was made today that Argentina hat withdrawn from the League of Nations. The trouble between Argentina and the League dates back to Wed nesday, when President Paul Hy mans, of the League of Nations as sembly, was charged with giving no official recognition to protests made by the Argentine delegation. DELEGATES FAIL TO APPEAR. The Argentine delegates made further protests against their treat ment, and were supported by other South America countries. The Argentine delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Pueyrredon, failed to appear when the assembly met today. No explanation was gives at that time. It was reported on Friday that Argentina might withdraw from the League of Nations. The Argentine delegates when asked about this report, however, said it was absurd. But, neverthe less, the Argentine delegates pro tested to the assembly against the treatment accorded them, Ind were supported in their protest -y other South America countries. Further factional discussions were aroused by a motion handed to the assembly on behalf of Argentina which proposes an amendment of the League of Nations covenant to admit all recognized nations that de sire admission. Republican Senators opposed to ratification of the treaty of Versailles said they were nut surprised at At gentina's action.. "I am not at all surprised." said Senator New. Republican, of Indiana. member of the Senate Foreign Rela tions Committee. "It was to be ex pected that big intelligent nations like Argentina would discover sooner or later the serious defects in the league covenant which the Senate re fused to commit the American people to'" "lust as I expected would begin to happen eventually." said Senator Norris. Republican, uf Nebraska. "A Wtructure built on sand is bound to collapse eventually. I thank God the United States Is not in the posi tion of having to withdraw from a league that has so i-ignally failed to preserve the peace of the world. Other withdrawals from the league and its disintegration may be es pected as other nations disenver. as the Senate discovered, the serious do fects in the league covenant as it was urged on the American pople by President Wilson." Senator George H. Moses, Repub lican, of New Hampshire, member of the Sinato Foreign Relations Com mittee, said: "Has the Argentine fulfilled all its international obligations and all of its obligations under the covenant? Otherwise. Lord Robert Cecil, member of Parliament, of Oxford delegate in the League of Nations from South Africa. will have something to say about it. 'The Argentine has now discovered what the Senate 'irecencilables' have alway, known. niamely, that the cow - enant of' tfie League of' Nations is a straight-jacket too narrow to contain a great and powerful and independent people." S. nator Borah, flepublican, of Idaho,.nmember of the Senate Foreign llelations Committee, said: "Argentina has started the stam pede. All excepit (reat Britain will follow in due c'ourse of timne." Smokers. U. S.Paid 295 Millions to Uncle Sam Last Year Tobacco smokers paid 12s5,80,000o into the Treasury the past year. the largest supn ever collected from that source, Revenue Commissioner Williams~ reportedl today. That aumnunt represented an in craeof' SI.fl00.001, or 48 per cent, over 1919. It was 6.4 per cent of the money raised frdm all in ternal revenue snurces. iMmokers have increas*d five-fold siner 19l0. Williams said. and usera of the frag--ant weed are conntantiy increasiner ii. the. prodiuct i 'e outpgt. of the facetories in re'ent mots show.