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Strange Solaits
The Lucky Touch.
IMost Interesting Death.
Smooo ..ft af
1,9000000 BOLe
(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
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
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
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
An other country in the wvorld,
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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
Lloyd Ge
Treated My Soul Like Dirty
Faced Doll, Woman's Claim
In Love Journal.
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
Copyright, 19.0 by the Chicago Herald and
Copyright, 1920, by the Illinois Publishing
and Printing Company
(Publishers of the Prni ago Herald and
All Rights Reserved. iteproduction Pro
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.
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
Wouid you drewn leve*s ire with
tears I
No! My life is east forever.
And we'll measure not the years.
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,
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.)
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
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
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 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.
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
"What are you going to do in Ne
braska to aid?" Senator Capper, Re
publican, of Kansas, asked.
We propose a system of State land
lan aid, wherby the farmer en ob
tain long trn loans." McKelie re
"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
C'ongress.nanf Sumeters of Texas.
urgedi the further extension of credit
at once.
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.
ns Peace
With Foes;
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.)
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
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.
Parley i
Congress May Be Addressed by
Both President and Presi
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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,
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
Vith Irish
President-Elect Lands at New
port News After Trip to
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
('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.
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:
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
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.)
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
Foreign Minister Pueyrredob
and Associates Stay Away
From Assembly.
Other South American Countries
See Justice in Claim of
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.
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
"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
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

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