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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD
VOLUME xxxxvm BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1918 12 PAGES NUMBER 199
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YANKS CROSS FRONTIER;
HUNCASTUALIES6,000,000
Many American Prisoners Released By
Germans Making Way Across Lines
at Various Points
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I American Army of Occupation, November 20.— (By the As
jsociated Press.)—The Americans had another triumphal day
Wednesday in the forward march of the army of occupation.
Crossing the old German frontier of 1914 into Lorraine and
swinging northward into the grand duchy of Luxemburg, the
Americans were enthusiastically received everywhere. On the
left the American marines occupied the town of Arlon (Bel
gium), where the day has been proclaimed a holiday. Thou
sands of civilians greeted the Americans who entered Arlon
early in the morning.
To the south the Americans went in Vitry in Lorraine and
several villages to the northwest of Vitry.
KAISER HOARDED MUCH FOOD
Copenhagen, November 20.—According to Berlin advices
enormous stores of foodstuffs were found in the castle of the
former German Emperor at Berlin. Members of the soldiers’
and workmen’s council are authority for the statement that
there was a great variety of foodstuffs found, the value of
which normally would be several hundred thousand marks.
AMERICANS CROSS GERMAN BORDER
American Army of Occupation, November 20.— (By the As
sociated Press.)—The American troops shoved their line across
the German frontier today.
The frontier was crossed at points opposite Briey and Audun
le-Roman and at points between these t^o places.
Further north, the duchy of Luxemburg was entered in the
direction of the city of Luxemburg.
HUN CASUALTIES REVEALED
Copenhagen, November 20.—Up to October 31, 1,580,000
German soldiers were killed and the fate of 260,000 was not
known, the Vorwaerts of Berlin says it learns on reliable author
ity. Four million soldiers had been wounded, some seVeral
times. The newspaper adds that there were 490,000 German
prisoners in hostile countries.
SHIPPING LOSSES FOR OCTOBER
London, November 20.— (Via Montreal.)—Allied and neu
tral shipping losses in October totalled 93,000 tons, the British
admiralty announces. The British losses amounted to 84,000
ton's.
Sailings of steamships exceeding 500 tons between the
United Kingdom and overseas ports, excluding cross channel
traffic, exceeded 7,500,000 tons in October.
VERSAILLES PREPARING VOR DELEGATES
Paris, November 20.—The city of Versailles is preparing to
receive the delegates to the peace conference. The delibera
tions are expected to be held in the Grand Trianon, part of the
chateau of Versailles, once occupied by Marie Antoinette.
The priceless tapestries and furniture, removed to a place of
safety during the course of hostilities, are now being replaced.
The gardens are being restored and the camouflage coverings
on the statues and fountains removed.
GERMAN ELECTIONS FEBRUARY 2
Amsterdam, November 20.—The elections in Germany for
a constituent assembly have been fixed for February 2, accord
ing to a Berlin-dispatch. •
RELEASED PRISONERS RETURNING
American Headquarters in France, November 20.— (By the
Associated Press.)—American prisoners released by the Ger
mans are making their way singly and in pairs across the line
at various points. The German authorities apparently are un
able to carry out the withdrawal plans agreed upon, owing to
the disturbed and disorganized conditions o£ transportation
within that country.
To meet the emergency the American
army has established stations at various
points along the sector, where prison
ers can be received and eared for as
they arrive. Eventually they will be j
concentrated at four main camps at i
Chaudeoey, Revigny, Chelles and Saleux.
The returned men give varying accounts
of their treatment by the Germans. Some
say they were treated very harshly and
brutally while others say their captors
were stern but not unduly harsh. Seem
ingly the treatment depended largely
upon the administration of the prison
in which the Americans were confined.
The physical condition of the returned
men also varies.
The American Red Cross is establish
ing relief stations at the four concen
tration camps.
Chaudeney is near Amiens and Chelles
is southeast of Compiegne. Revigny is
northwest of Bar-Le-Duc, while Saleux
is in the region of Tout.
LECONTE HEADED FRENCH
aris, November 20.—It was General
I^conte who headed the Tenth army on
the occasion of the entry into Metz.
It Is probable that there will be no
occasion for a solemn entry into
Strassburg next-Sunday.
PREUSS INTERIOR SECRETARY
Amsterdam, November 20.—Hugo
Preuss has been appointed secretary cf J
the Interior in the German cabinet,
according to an official telegram from
Berlin.
The post of secretary of the interior
of the new people's cabinet of Ger
many was assumed when the ministry
was formed by Friedrich Ebert, the
premier.
BELGIAN QUEEN DECORATED
Paris, November 20.—Official an
nouncement was made today that tne
French government had decided to
confer the Grand Cross of the Legion
of Honor on Queen Elizabeth of Bel
gium. It was announced also that
Prince Leopold, heir apparent to the
throne of Belgium, would be awa ded
the war cross and the Grand Cros» ai
the Legion of Honor.
WOUNDED YANKS FOUND
Paris November 20.—Fifty American
wounded prisoners were found in Metz.
The Young Men's Christian association
took charge of them.
William Williams of New York and
Dr. Dunning of Portland. Me. Y. M. C. A.
workers, were the first Americans to
enter Metz. Selina Sommerville and
■"- T'Engle of New York, an !
' III lib. women Y. M. C. A. -t .c
■. r < ng later.
' *8: valking cases were tran
i, Mi Supplies of chocola
• ■ were rushed to Metz
irican wounded, who h.
.:i‘. t i o attention. Two of the
ing cases are Harry Zuckerman of New
York, and D. Ferreira of Hayward, Cal.
Five hundred Americans reached Metz i
with the French.
INSPIRED BY PERSHING
Paris, November 20.—(Havas.)—An
interesting sidelight on the proposal
to erect a monument at the mouth of
the Gironde river to commemorate the
help given to France in the war by
the United States became known to
day It was the words of General Per
shing during his visit to Picpues cem
etery, ’LaFayette. we are here!”—that
inspired the plan to raise such a monu
ment.
The committee in charge of arrange
ments met at the Chamber of Deputies
today and decided to issue an appeal to
all the municipalities of France for con
tributions to the national fund.
TO visiT ENGLAND
Madrid, November 20.—A rumor was in
circulation tonight that Queen Victoria
intended to leave Spain for a visit to
England.
Queen Victoria is a daughter of the
late Prince Henry of Battenberg and
Princess Beatrice, a daughter of the late
Queen Victoria of Great Britain.
FRENCH STATEMENT
Paris, November 20.—The official
statement on the advance of the French
troops says:
“Our troops today, moving on their
left beyond Givet pushed their advanced
posts on the line of Wancennes, From
etres and Massoudre. Eight thousand
allied prisoners were concentrated at
Givet and Important war material was
found there. Including batteries, tanks
and machine guns.
“Further east we occupied the towns
of Neufchateau and Etalle, where our
entry was greeted witn great manifes
tations of sympathy.
“The line reached by the heads of
the columns today is marked by Ver
lain, Longlier, L’Eglise and Habay La
Vielle.
“In Lorraine we have pushed forward
detachments to St. Avoid Kochern, For
kuch and Sarrebruk (Sarrebrucken.)
"In Alsace our .troops have reached
Obernay, southwest of Strasbourg.
“On the left bank of the Rhine we
have occupied Neuf Brisach and Hun
inque St. Louis (Hunnlngeil.) Every
where there were joyful manifestations
evidencing the attachment of the popu
lations of France.”
Gordon Demobilization Ordered
. tlanta, November 20.—Immediate
obligation of men in the develop
t battalions at Camp Gordon was
4< red today in ■ instructions from
- hington. Classification of officers
i«r plans already announced by the
department was also ordered.
RESTRICTIONS ON
FROM y. S. LIFTED
Cotton Already Being: Sent
to the Allies in Increased
Quantities—Japan Now
Needs Million Bales
Washington, November 20.
All restrictions on the ship
ment of cotton from the
i'nited States except to enemy
countries and to the northern
European neutrals have been
removed, Senator: Hoke Smith
I of Georgia said today alter a
j conference with officials of
the war trade hoard.
Cotton is expected to flow more freely
to countries contiguous to Germany when
that nation has complied with all the
I terms of the armistice, the senator said.
Cotton in increased quantities already
is moving to the allied countries, be
cause of the fact that India's cotton crop
this year was sufficient only for that
country’s needs, Senator Smith said.
Japan has been very anxious to get cot
ton from the United States. Japan s
needs are estimated at 1,000,000 bales.
Stocks of cotton in the south now are
said to exceed 500,000 bales and it was
oecause of this fact that southern sena
tors and representatives at a recent con
ference decided to ask the war trade
board and other government agencies to
modify the restrictions on export. The
matter also was brought to the attention
of the President. Senators say that coun
tries desiring to import American cotton
have indicated a readiness to supply the
tonnage necessary for its movements
overseas and now that restrictions as to
shipments to most countries have been
removed they expect the movement to
increase rapidly.
Incomplete Report Indicates
That Goal Has Not Been
Reached, But Leaders
Are Hopeful
New York, November 20.—Officials of
the united war work campaign announced
tonight that the latest national total for
the drive for 1170,500,000, which closes at
midnight tonight, was $153,565,05$ or $11,
034,942 less than the sum sought. They
added, however, that this report was in
complete and that final ttgures would
not be available for at least two days.
Leaders of the patriotic drive for the
seven welfare organizations serving
America's lighting force* remained hope
ful of attaining their goal, asserting that
state and local committees in all parts
of the country were too busy tabulating
last-minute contributions to report their
totals to national headquarters.
George VV. Perkins, chairman of the
finance department of the campaign, is
sued a statement in which he asserted
that “it is impossible to give anything
like accurate ttgures as the campaign
draws to a close.’’
“As quickly as the ttgures are all iu a
statement showing the exact amount se
cured in each state in the union will be
made public," he said. “Scattering re
turns today are very satisfactory, but
New York city, Philadelphia, Minneapolis,
St. Louis and a large number of cities
have not yet had their final meetings.
“New York, for instance, has its final
meeting tomorrow noon. The Philadel
phia war chest, which determines how
much Philadelphia will give, has its
meeting, we understand, tomorrow fore
noon. Pennsylvania, outside of Phila
delphia; New York state, outside of New
York city, and Illinois, outside, of Chi
cago, are all three well over their goal,
and at this hour it looks as though the
cities, when their work is finished and
returns are in, will do equally well."
Officials announced that 3$ states had
gone “over the top" and that New Eng
land and the south had scored a perfect
record. Only the large cities of the east
were lagging, it was said, arid it was ;
expected their final ttgures would com
pare favorably with those from the rest
of the country.
SOUTHEASTERN TOTALS
Atlanta. November 20.-—Southeastern
department subscriptions to united
war work fund totalled $9,371,033, ac
cording to reports to headquarters at
midnight, which, it was stated, repre
sented practically complete returns
from the campaign. Jt was thought,
however, that straggling returns would
bring the final figures to $9,500,000.
The totals by states, which show
Tennessee well 111 the lead, follow:
Tennessee, $1,9X5,000.
Georgia, $1,700,923.
North Carolina. $1,361,354.
Alabama, $1,347,350.
South Carolipa, $1,085,500.
Missl8siopi, $975,742.
Florida, $939,800.
Summary of the News
1— Yanks cross German froattc
Hun casualties •,000,000.
Activities of brewera attll
prebed.
Heatrictlona on cotton c.
lifted.
2— Casualty Hat.
S—Graphic detaila of aubmarinc a
reader given by eyewitness.
4—MMorlul.
3— Government not to rellngulab for,
control till abaolute peace 1
aliened.
Treasury urgea redemption of W.
S. S. pledgee,
if—Society newa.
T—Allied vtetory conaeerated by en
trance late Met*.
0—Kangaroo court most be abollahed.
11—Markets.
STATESMEN AND JURIST SAID
TO HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY
WILSON TO SIT AT PEACE TABLE
Robert lansimG,recy«fS7AT£^ col, e. m. hous'e
PBSKr-f-~:.' SSUt*
JUDGE LOUIS BRANDEIS. EUHU ROOT
, Although no official announcemen t. has been made it is understood that
President Wilson has selected America's delegates to the great peace
conference. No word from the White House is expected until the place
and date of the meeting have been dee ded upon formally by the inter
allied council. The men the President has chosen are understood to be
Robert Lansing, Secretary of State, to head the mission; Col. E. M. House,
now in France attending the interallied council as the personal repre
sentative of the President; Elihu Root, formerly Secretary of State, and
Louis D. Brandeis, associate justice of the supreme court.
Britain to Take Into Account
Condition of Prisoners in
Any Question of Pro
visioning Germany
London, November :!0.
(British Wireless Service.)
In any question of urovision
ing Germany the Biilish gov
ernment will be obliged to take
into account tiio condition un
der which British, prisoners in
Germany arc being released,
unless the cruel treatment
which Eiici) prisoners are re
ceiving is discontinued, the
German government was
warned in a wireless message
today.
The 'message sent by the British gov
ernment reads:
TEXT OF MESSAGE
"Information reaches his majesty's
government of a shocking lack of or
ganization in the release of British pris
oners in German territory, and of their
return march on foot, miserably clothed,
without food or transport, and with no
escort or guides, to the allied lines, with
the result of lamentable suffering and
heavy mortality.
"His majesty's government cannot tol
erate continuation of this cruel treat
ment and must insist on adequate ar
rangements being made in all the above
respects by the German authorities with
whom the responsibility lies. Otherwise
we shall be compelled to take this into
account in any question of revictualling
Germany or satisfying the requirements
of the German population.
"His majesty's government are ready
to lend all available assistance by for
warding food, clothing and transport to
prisoners' camps where they are not
otherwise forthcoming, and are address
ing allied commanders in this sense.
“Please acknowledge receipt."
Since Sunday military or civil pris
oners have been constantly brought to
Paris by Pastern railway trains. Nine
hundred arrived Sunday, 1100 Monday, -kio
Tuesday morning and many more today.
Effective December 1, Two
Companies Will Be Op
erated by, Govern
ment as One
shni1.:ton, November JO.—Consolida
■ f the services of the Western Union
ostal Telegraph companies, under
, nent control, was announced to
Postmaster General Burleson, ef
'ecember 1, next,
owing order was issued:
-r that the telegraph facilities
«ed to the fullest extent and
. t; ission of messages expedited,
>h systems shall hereafter be
one and effective December
telegraph offices shall ac
t -amission all classes of mes
s. ■ septed by any one of them
at ■ ed tariff rates.”
Few Obstacles To'*the Wo
gramme Develop, But Be
lief Is That They Will Be
Overcome Today
Washington, November1 20.
Senate and House leaders to
day completed arrangements
for tile ending tomorrow of the
present session of Congress so
that members may have a
brief vacation before the third
and last session opens Decem
ber 2.
A few obstacles to the programme de
veloped today, the leaders believe they
will serve only to postpone adjournment
for a few hours. Senators Watson of In
diana, Sherman of Illinois, republicans,
were expected to address the Senate in
crificism of President Wilsons action in
taking control of cable wires after the i
signing of the armistice, while Senator
Reed of Missouri, democrat, has pre
pared a speech on The plan for a league
of nations.
Among the formal matters for dispo
sition before adjournment tomorrow are
transmission to the President, after sig
nature by Vice President Marshal and
Speaker Clark, of the national war-time
prohibition bill, and confirmation by the
Senate of the nomination of former So
licitor General Davis to be ambassador
to Great Britain.
During the recess the finance commit
tee hopes to complete revision of the
war revenue bill to have it ready for the j
Senate when the new session begins.
Montgomery Workers
Insist That Ex-Kaiser
Be Tried for Murder
Montgomery. November 20.—Four
hundred workers of Montgomery county
instrumental in securing subscriptions
in excess of $77,000 for the united war
work campaign, today signed and for
warded through County Chairman E.
G. Branch, a stringent petition and re
solution to President Wilson, insist
ing that he take the lead in the forma
tion of an international court for the
purpose of trying William Hohenzol
lern, former German Emperor, and other
war lords Of that empire for wanton
violations of international law and rules
of ciwilized warfare.
The second paragraph of the reso
lution set* forth that unless such a
court is formed and trial and punish
ment meted out to the guilty the fall
purposes of the associated governments
will not have been met; that the brave
soldiers and sailors who survive may
Justly complain and the spirit of the
Maltreated prisoners, outraged women
and noncombatants will cry out. for jus
tice and vengeance.
Pershing’s Son Sends
Daddy Christmas Box
Lincoln, Neb., November 20—War
ren Pershing, little son of General
Joha J. Pershing, commander In
chief of the American expedition
ary forces In France, took Into con
sideration the average soldier’s
penchant for sweets when he neat
his father’s Christmas presents this
season. The general’s Christmas
box, which has gone forward from
the boy’s home In Lincoln, to Netv
York for shipment to Europe, con
tained a layer of chocolates, a lay
er of candied fruit, n knife, three
linen handkerchiefs, and a pair of
silk sox. The pareel conformed to
all the government’s regulations
regarding the slse of Christmas
packages destined for men over
seas.
Brewers’ Activities
Still Being Probed
By Investigators
Alleged Boycott Efforts and Washington
Times Purchase Get Full Airing Be
fore Senate Committee
Washington, November 20.—Evidence relating to political
activities of brewers and their alleged efforts to boycott firms
and individuals antagonistic to the liquor business was adduced
today before the Senate committee investigating brewers’
propaganda and the purchase of the Washington Times by
Arthur Brisbane.
IN WILSON’S PLAN
Arrangements Going Ahead
and Announcement of Per
sonnel of Peace Commis
sion Expected Soon
Washington. November 20.
There were no developments
on the surface today in the
preparations for President
Wilson's trip to France and
for A meric:.! !s represen > fttion
at die peace conference.
Arrangements are going steadily ahead,
however, and an announcement of the
peace commission’s personnel with the
programme for the journey may be ex
pected at any time.
Members of the Senate who attended
the White House conference last night
told their colleagues today of the Presi
dent's determination to stay in France
Indefinitely or until all of the greater
issues arising out of the war have been
settled. How long this may be no one
ventures to guess, so the President will
take with him a full executive staff, pre
pared to transact aboard ship or at the
American embassy in Paris virtually all
business of the White House.
tt\ addlttah to Secretary Pausing, who
Is to head the American delegation to
the peace conference, and Colonel House,
EliHu Hoot ahd Justice Hrahdeis, gen
erally believed to have been selected by
the President for membership, specula
tion upon a long list of names has cen
tered uopn only one for the fifth place—
that of Secretary Houston of the depart
ment of agriculture. He la being sug
gested persistently in official quarters.
Navy officials let It be known today
that it is planned to take the President
and the delegation across the Atlantic
on a big passenger liner now in use by
the government as a transport. A dread
naught and a flotilla of destroyers prob
ably will be convoys.
Spread of Prohibition
by Means of Peace
Conference Is Hope
Columbus, O, November 20.—The
peace conference as means of spreading
the prohibition movement Into countries
as yet untouched by anti-saloon forces
Iras advocated here tonight at the world
wide conference on prohibition being
held under the auspices of the Anti
Saloon League of America.
Rev. B. A. Baker, national superin
tendent of the league', addressing the
meeting, said that “somehow prohibi
tion .sentiment must make itself felt
at the peace table,” but he did not in
dicate just what means might be
adopted to further the purposes of the
organization. . ,
William J. Bryan* former Secretary
of State, who addressed tonight’s ses
sion, aroused applause when he alluded
to the probable signing by the Presi
dent within a day or two of the na
tional war prohibition bill. Mr. Bryan
declared that the sale of intoxicating
beverages- on the continent of North
America is nearing its end rapidly, and
that when prohibition has become ef
fective in the United States and Canada,
officials of other nations should be in
vited here to 'note the results which,
he believes, will be most convincing
and effective in the advancement of the
conference’s aim of international pro
hibition.
260 Atlanta Terminal
Employes Walk Out
Atlanta, November 20.—Union engi
neers, firemen and yard clerks of the At
lanta Joint Terminal company y/alked
out this afternoon, according to a
statement by officials of the company.
The statement said the company knew
ot np grievances existing nor had any
demands upon the company been made
further than questions raised concern
ing some of the officials in charge of
the Terminal. The Terminal company
sought adjustments of these difficul
ties through officials of the unions
concerned, according to the statement,
but the men declined to await the ar
rival of their leaders.
Officials of the union declined to
make a statement tonight further than
to declare there was no strike. They
declared that all of their men were at
their posts.
About 260 employes are involved, it !s
Understood.
Semi-Pros Abandon
Plans for New League
Cleveland, O., November 20.—Owing to
the sudden ending ot the war the Na
tional Baseball Federation has abandoned
all plans for the proposed semi-profes
sional league next season, and will con
duct its affairs practically as In the
past.
The board of directors will meet tc
Pittsburg December 3 or 4 to discuss
plans for the 1319 season.
Maj. K.. Lowry Humes, who was' con
ducting: the inquiry for the committee,
also undertook to show from documents
produced by officers of the United States
Brewers* association connection between
that organization and the German-Araer
! lean alliance. The charter of the alliance
| was re\ oked recently by .Congress,
i Major Humes put into the record lists
j of candidates for public office, which,
i he said. vVore to be supported by the
j brewers' association and the alliance ai^d
I also a statement which he asserted was
I prepared for C. J. Hexamer of FhiladeH
I phia, former president of the alliance,
at the office of the brewers' associa
tion. The statement, Major Humes de
clared, was German propaganda.
ONLY TWO EXAMINED
Only two witnesses—Hugh F. Fox of
New York, secretary of the BreweYs* Na
tional organization, and John Gardner
of• Philadelphia, former chairman of the
01 go nidation committee, were examined
today.
hH>x was questioned at length* regard
ing the war waged by brewers oq antag
onistic firms and individuals: • riome of
the firms named were the John W arm
makcr company, the Cadillac, Packard,
National and Reo automobile companies,
the H. J. Heinz company, the' Goodridli
Tire, company, the American Rolling
Mills, Middletown, O., the Fox Type
writer company, the Maryland and Balt'i
moie Casualty company, the Croc tor *5
Gamble company, the Grasselli Chemical
compauy of Cleveland, Ohio, some sub
sidiary companies of the Standard Oil
company, the United States Steel corpo
ration, the S. Kresgic company, Oie Red
Raven Water company, the American
| Sheet and Tin Plate company, the Ra
I public Rubber company and the Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western railroad.
DENIES BLACKLISTING
Fox denied that any of the firms ngmed
had been blacklisted, saying that th*
association’s purpose merely was to give
“preference to those who were friends.”
Later he told the committee that he
would be willing to assume that all the
documents relating to the firms which
; Major Humes put into the record were
i taken from the files of the association.
Major Humes told the committee that
the firms were listed by the brewers’
association because of their attitude
j against the use of liquor by their em
ployes or because of the activity of in
I dividual members of the firms and in
1 sofne instances of employes against the
liquor business.
The inquiry into political activity be
gan when John Gardiner was called to
the stand. The witness said he might
ijave seen lists of candidates at differ
ent times from 1911 to 1914, which the
association indorsed at times, including
Iowa, Texas, Pennsylvania, Indiana and
one candidate for Congress from Illinois,
but he could not recall the details. He
admitted thtat the association’s organiza
tion committee was active in “wet” and
“dry” fights in several states in those
years and said that in that time it spent
between $4€0,0C0 and $500,000 “doing all it
legitimately could to arouse public sen
timent in our favor.”
MADE NO CONTRIBUTIONS
Gardiner declared that the brewers
made no contribution to political cam
paign committees and at tlrst denied
that it had indorsed, ^ny set of candi
dates.
- “Haven’t you seen these lists of candi
dates to be supported by the ‘ brewers’
association and the German-Amerieau al
Ranee that were sent out each year?”
asked Major Hujws.
•Well, maybe 1 have seen them.'' tile
witness replied, “but I do not recall
them."
Records of the brewers' association read
by Major Humes shewed that in 1914 the
Pennsylvania state association collected
$<194,114 for political activity in titfit stUjte.
4nd that In the following year * $108,75i
was collected for the same purpose. Gafd
iner said he did not think the amounts
were as high as that, that the associa
tion had raised various amounts, e^ch
brewery being assessed on the amount
of its output. In tlie “wet" and "dry”
campaign in Nebraska, several years ago,
he said, the assessment was 50 cents fb.*
each barrel of beer brewed. The “tight
was lost," the witness added.
NO MINUTES KEPT
In reply to question, the witness said
the Pennsylvania state association adopt
ed the prticy of destroying check stubs
and canceled checks each month, after
Itsf bank accounts were balanced. No
minutes of its meetings were kept.
.'•Wasn't it because the activity of the
Pennsylvania state association was en
tirely political that you thought it beit
to adopt this policy?" asked Major
Humes.
Thtr witness denied tills, stating that
labor disputes which he wished to kedp
from the public led to the .adoption of
the policy.
it wgs while Secretary Fox w«ts on
the stand that Major Hunied' rbad the
statement katd to have been prepared
by the former 'uv.-abui in the (Ji'b
nian-American alliance. Copies of tlx
statement, which was a declaration of
the alliance's position on the European
war before the United States became
a belligerent, were sent to C. W. Fel
genspan, of Newark. N. J.. who aided
in financing the purchase of the Wash
ington Tinpes. and the Montgomery
1 Mad Advertiser, and who then w«»
chairman of the' publications commit
tee of the brewers' association.
CONDEMNED DESTRUCTION
Hexamer's statement condemned as
sabotage the destruction of American
factories engaged in producing war ma
terials for the allies and also con
demned the sinking of the ships carry
ing munitions. Those responsible for
such should be-punished, Hexamer said,
but lie added tuai they old not iieiieve
they were committed at the instiga
tion of Germany or Austria.
"This indicates that some literary In
clined person in the otrice of the United
States Brewefs' association was writing
German propaganda, doesn't it?” asked
Major Humes.
"I do not recall anything about it.’’
Mr. Fox replied.
“Mr. Felgenspan was then chairman
of the publications committee at the
time this article was written and sent
to him, was he not?'
"Yes," Fox replied, and he added'.
"That bears an Indication that some one
prepared it in the office of our asso
elation.”
"German propaganda,” he continued,
"was by common consent discussed very
little with us. I do ,.ot know whether
that was because I am an English
man."

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