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Chattanooga, 4 p.m. Washington,' 5 p.m.London, 10 p. m. Paris, 10 p.m. Petrograd, 12 p.m. Tokio, 7 a.m. ? : . i - , VOL XXX. NO. 208 LATE EDITION CHATTANOOUA, WEDNESDAY E VENUS G, MARCH G, 1918. PRICE: THREE CENTS Delivered By Carrier Twelr Cent Week, ANCIENT AND HISTORIC CITY OF MOSCOW U.S. ATTITUDE MISCONSTRUED GERMANS STILL MASSING . WESTERN FRONT FORCES Gen. F. B. Maurice, Chief Director of BritishMili tary Operations, Declares Enemey Now Has 16 Divisions More Than Allies in West. Entente Superiority in Aircraft Diminishing'. London, March 6. Th Germans ar (till adding to th number of divisions on th western front, Gen. F. B. Maurice, chief director of military operations at the war office, declared in his weekly talk with the Associated Press today. The Germans now have sixteen divisions more than the allies in the west, he said, but this did not mean that they were i r superior strength, as the allied divisions were numerically larger. Gen, Maurice said the entente forces still held the superiority in rifles, guns and aircraft, but that INTERVENTION NOT ADVISABLE United States Fears Action in Siberia Might Be Misunder stood by Russians. NO CAUSE FOR SENSATION Matter Frankly Discussed. German Menace Not Yet War ranting Risk Involved. ! (By David Lawrence.) (Bv Telegraph to The Chattanooga News. Copyright, 1918, by Now York Evening Post Company.) Washington, March 6. Altogether, too much of a sensation has been made nut of America's attitude toward a Jap'anesfr Intervention in Siberia. The facte (tn not warrant it. and mistaken impressions are llker to produce bad" Treltnr in 'Japan. It Is true that the" United States hss not assented to the suggestion of a Japanese expedition, but It is untrue also that the Wash ington government has dissented or protested. What, then, has the United States done? Here is the chronology that will answer that question: Japan Worried. First Jupan became worried over the changed situation in Russia; began to fear that the thousands of German and Aus- , trlan prisoners loosely guarded in Siberia would form a nucleus that would take possession of the Trans-Siberian railway and men ace Japan. Second Japan did not act on impulse, but consulted her allies. Kngland undertook to sound the members of the entente. France thought it a wise thing. Eng land herself leaned to the French view. The United States made in quiries as to the facts of the mili tarv situation in Siberia. Third The United States constd ered the matter from every angle and gave it as ner cieuneraTe judgment. that the intervention by any power in Siberia at this time might be mis understood by the Russian neople and for that reason would be inadvisable. No Note to Japan. Fourth The Washington govern ment sent no note to Japan, nor to the allies, but in the same friendly and informal way in which America's opinion was asked, was the reply giv en. As a matter of courtesy the American ambassador at Tok'.o was Instructed to tell the Japanese govern ment not by note, but orally, what the view of the United States was. That was for the Information of the Japanese governme It can neither i be called a protest nor representa- lion. It ' simply a.r cadence of frankness, for vhen Great Rritain and the United States are discussing what one of their allies should do. It would not be courteous to Japan not to tell her what Is going on. Situation Not Clear. Fifth The sltuition s by no means nrjir pvrn id -in k i iiiiu'ii l. ' hnsn t finally decided for hnrseir what . .v TT. ' She appealed IV llic JllllVH mr huh:-, mm 11 nr It freely. Unquestionably, the assent of France and Great Britain will be sufficient and Japan will go aread. j That Involves no frlctlo witn tne United States, no luck of faith In Japan, but simply a difference of opinion among allies. Nor it it the first time that the allies have differed on the policy that ' ught to be pursued toward Russia. Cnce before the United States dissented Trom Great Brit ain's policy and President Wilson, in his message to co. grass last December, publicly stated his be l.ef that things might ha been better in Russia if the American policy iad been pursued. Amer ica is not tied by any agreerrente or treaties and in a technical sense is (imply a co-belligerent. But whenever the allies ask America for htr views, this gov ernment expresses itself freely. There hat been no special rea son why the United States s tould be asked about a military situa tion in Siberia any more than in the Balkans. But realising the profound intereit of the United States in the fortunes of the new Russian democracy, the entente alliee thought it advisable to make no move without consulting President Wilson. I President Infirmed. The president hss brt n Informed of the advantages nd dindvantsgm In- volved In Jpan-se Intervent.on. It is I true that considerable allied sup- i rhrs are In danger, but that is a flnan- this superiority was diminishing. Land On Aland Islands. Berlin, via London, March 6. In re sponse to the Finnish government's request for military assistance, it is announced . officially German troops have been landed on. the Aland islands ' This official announcement confirms recent press dispatches concerning the movement of German troops to Fin land. The German minister at Stock holm,4?st week informed the Swedish government of Germany's intention to land troops on the Aland islands, whither Sweden recently sent a small force. "ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR U-BOATS LOST." GE DDES London, March (.Some question having been raised over the meaning of the state ment of Sir Eric Geddes in his speech yesterday with regard to the chances of destruction which a German submarine takes in cruising into British waters, Sir Eric was asked to amplify it. It means, Sir Eric stated today, that "one subma rine is lost out of every four or five submarines which start from enemy ports. cia! loss that is' inconsiderable com pared to the moral question involved. It is not a question of questioning Japan's motives or good faith, but the wisdom of letting any foreign military force Invade Russian soil without the invitation of the Russian people. View Not One of Sentiment. The view that seems to be held by the government here Is not merely one of sentiment, but efllcaoy of war pol icy. Shall the allies do in eastern Si beria what Germany Js doing In west ern Russia invade the' helpless re public without her consent? President Wilson has taken the responsibility' of saying . on be half ; of the United . States that looked at front every angle., from . fJhe immediate, and remote dsn. Kern, WH3 lUBBrs Ul lUMAjr a, lit tuc financial menace of the future, by and large, it is the dut of the allies to stick by the Russian de mocracy through thick and thin. It has been the traditional posi tion of the United States to ren der moral support to countries struggling for democracy and the fiirt the aii.es might suffer some disadvantages or financial losses by altruism is no reason why the president deems it wise, either for the present or the future, to abandon , the unselfish policy hitherto' pursued by this country In dealing with defenseless peo ples. Alienstjng Russian People. Jnpnn. it is hoped hero, will not misunderstand. It would be the same view if England sent a fleet up the Haltlc to take Petrograd and land a British force. It has no fear of Japa nese ambition. There will be plenty j of ambitions to take care of at the peace tame anyway, n is simpiv a case of alienating the Russian people 'wno arp hy no mmnH m,av to become tne vannnlsi of Germany even hurh some of their leaders may have been forced to surrender to the Prussian army. Russia is cnpaUe of makl g a good deal i.f trouble for Germany yet. The United Stntos i.oesn't want Rus sia to be in the position of wondering whether she will accept. Japanese, In vasion from the east or German In vasion from the went. So far as the United Mates Is ronorrned, the Wash ington government wnnts the r.llles to pursue the kind of policy that will make it possible for Russia herself some day to ask for allied help through Siberian lines of communica tion If she is menaced by Germany. Ptlt to Intrude mi Hussfn ni ihim '(me hen Bhfi j, virtually hnpless. Is, in the onlnlnn of the United Stat, in. advisable and the menace of Germany Inside of Siberia has not yet sufficient ly erystalistcd to warrant the risk In volved In the protective measures pro posed. Should the menace really de velop, Janan Is in a pesitlon close at hand to drive Germany 01 t of Siberia without difficulty, because the Teuton forces would have 1o depend on a Jong of communications to Germany nnv part of whl h could be Inter- erpted by advances from Manchuria Qp Mongolif., 1! . PAULY AND WHITNEY WERE AVIATORS KILLED Gasoline Tank Exploded at High Alti tude Near Fort Sill Monday. Iwton. Okie.. March f Unit. Oirls W. I'suly. of California, and Llotit. Frank B. Whitney, of w Jernoy, wrre the two svlntors killed near For Sill Monday whrn the machine In whlrh they wcr fMne dropped from hiKh altltudi. after the rssoline tank had exploded" Their hc-ne towns still could not be afcerUined last nisht. CONSERVATIVE NOMINEE WINNERJN COLUMBIA BoRota. Colombia. Tuesday. March S. 1 Semiofficial returns of the election held Feb. 10 for a successor to Jose I Concha, as president of this republic. ) Indlrste that Dr. Marco Fidel Suarez. nominee of the conservative party. ss elected. His opponent was (Juillnmo Valencia, the coalition candidate. WILSON REAPPOINTS HILL AS U. S. ATTORNEY; i Wsshlngton, March t. Wllsnn S. Hill, ot Clarksdale. as nomi nated todny by President Wilson to be I'nited States attorney for the noithern distrirt of Mississippi. Mr. Hill's nomination is a reappointment. AMs Jz Iff Today's dispatches Bolsheviki have determined txrestablish seat of grad .was built. This is where Napoleon, in his winter campaign, saw the against him when the rigorous Russian winter came to beat back his hosts Europe. WOMEN CAST 50 PER CENT. VOTES New York Suffragists Jubilant Over Results of Their First . BallOt. ;:-- New York, March t. Women voters today expressed Jubilation oyer their participation in yesterday's special congressional elections here,: the - first in which they har .beea allowed to ,votexln this state. -, Through the vie. tones won py me democrats la iour districts to fill vacancies caused by resignations, the democrats regain con trol of the house of representatives. Fully 98 per cent, of the women who registered cast their ballots, repre senting nearly BO per cent, of the to tal vote. The new representatives are John J. Delaney, in the Seventh, succeeding John J. Fitzgerald; Wm. E. Cleary,1 in the Eighth, succeeding Daniel. J. Grif fin; Jerome F. Donovan, In the Twcn- tj'-flisl, succeeding Murray Hulbert, and Anthony J. Griffin, in the Twenty- second, succeeding Henry Bruckner. Each victor announced his Intention to stand by the administration and its war policy". STUDY DRASTIC ORDERS TO SECURE CLEAN COAL Washington, March 6. Drastic or ders are under consideration by the fuel administration to compel the min ing or clean coal and dispose of genirnl complaints that consumers have been obliged to buy dirt, stones and Mate. Dirty coal, investigation has shown, has even hampered the fast movement of army transports and naval vessels. Most of the dirty coal, U is snld, has come from smaller mines which the operators themselves have been unable to reach, mo action is planned by the government. SHIPPING OUTPUT FAR SHORT OF LOSSES Uondon, March fi. Sir John R. Kllerman, controlling owner of several steamship lines, speaking today at a meeting of the chamber of shipping, declared he believed he was rijtht In snylno; that the whole output of shipping In this country al-ce the outbreak of the war was not enough to replace Ihe " losses by marine causes nlone, leaving the losses by enemy action yet to be made up. SURE GERMAN SWORD WILL BRING TRIUMPH Amsterdam, March The empe ror's telegram of congratulation to King Frederick August of Saxony, in the mime conextion read: "I leel the greutent gratitude toward God and the army which bus extorted jthis peace. The east front now having ; become fire, we have made an ermr mous step forward. Firmly trusting tn . the sword. I face a future whlrh will. after all heavy sacrlflres. bring us victory and a strong peace.' AWAIT REPLY TO REQUEST FOR VOICE IN WAGE BOARD Washington. March C The sitontien In eaatfrn shipyards as It affects the woodworking trades today awaited the outcome of another request to presi dent Wilson that the cnrnrntMS h (riven representation on the ad- I Justment coramltlre in shipbuilding I disputrs. REPORT FAVORING BILL FOR PROHIBITION ADOPTED Alh.mv, V. V Marth . Rv a vote : of Su to ii the gssernblv to1ay i jadoptrd th" report of the Judiciary j committee fiivorir g the ratification of 1 M e federal prohibition amendment The me.isuie was then made a ! bti orucr fof consideration next Tutsdar, tell of hasty evacuation : ' RUMANIA TO AID TRANSPORT n OF GERMAN TROOPS TO RUSSIA . ' Amsterdam, March 6. A preliminary peace treaty between Riimrtnia and the central powers was signed yesterday evening, say a dispatch from Bucharest. Under the terma of the agree ment Rumania cedes the province of Dobrudja an far as the Dan ube.' to tlie i-entral power. Rumania also undertakes to further the transport of Teutonic troops through Moldavia arid Ursarabia to Odessa. ( ' "V , . . Following are the terms of the pillmlnary peace treaty: !T, Rumania cdM to the central allied powers Dobrudja as far aa the Danube, v i'. ' ". The powers ef the quadruple alliance will provide and maintain a trade route for Rumania by way of Constanta to the Ulai k a. . "R, The frontier ract I "cations, dmandd hy Austria-Hungary on the . frontier, between .Anstrla-Hungary and Rumania are accepted In principle by Rumania, : j .. ' t ,',. ,' (., v. . ,,. I- vykw1 economic measures, corresponding to the situation are con- "6. The Rumanian government undertakes to demobilise ImmeSlatMy at least ejght divisions of the Rumanian army. Contorl of the demobilisation will be undertaken Jointly by the upper Command of Kleld Marshall Von Mac kensnn's army group and of the Rumanian chief army command. As aoon as peace Is restored between Russia and Rumania the remslnlng parts of the Rumanian army hIho will be dcmohlllicd Insofar as they are not required for' security service on the'Russo-niunHiilan frontier. "t. The Rumanian troops are to evartiata Immediately the territory of the Austro-Hungailnn monarchy occupied by them. "7. The Rumanian government undertakes to support with all Its strength the transport of troops of the central powers through Moldavia and Hessnrahla to Odessa. "8. Rumania undertakes Immediately to dismiss the officers of the powers who are at war with the quadruple alliance still in the Rumanian service. The safe conduct of these officers Is assured by the quadruple al liance. This treaty enters Into operation Immediately. 80,000 TONS WEEKLY TOLL OF SUBMARINES London (Tuesday). March 6. I'oinmanilcr Carlyon ilellnlrs, unionist member for Mald utonn, In the house of com mons today gave submarine sinkings of merchantmen s averaging 70,000 tons weekly in January, and SO. 000 tons weekly in rcbrtiarj. FIVE MILE DRY ZONE ESTABLISHED No Liquor Can Be Sold Within or Near Training; Stations and Naval Academy, Washington. March . Serretary Daniels today wigncd an order pro hibiting the sale, of Intoxicants within rive miles of a naval (mining station camp, Irrespective of whether or not an Incorporated city or town lies within the zone. Specifically the serretary created a flve-mllo dry snnn about the naval academy at Annapolis, the training stations Ht Creat lakm, III.; Newport, It. I.; Norfolk, Vu.; Hampton Honda; the training camp at Mare Inland, Cel.. and the marine corps station at Wi'sntico, Vii., and Tort floysl, H. C. NEW NATIONAL PARTY MERELY MARKS TIME k . Chicago, March fi - The national convention of the ne national party mi t today in a session Intended for thi. most piu1 to murk time until action of the n.liniil pi uliibt ion convention' on the question of merger With the na- J tlnal patty hud been determined. i The plan announced by national i party cndtf whs to adouin until de- I (islve action on merging hud been 1 taken by the piohibtion convention. RAIN, SAYS BILLY 'POSSUM Words are fu tile, weak and ueless. lame ami Ii a 1 t . unfeeling prate, ben o II trv to tell a mo ts. in hy It Is you corn i In late; and again they lose tiielr running like the hatihling of a '7' "n''" " " ' j trie, to tell her hubby how her I - r i bonnet's gong to look. tasked by counsel for petrunn on the The matMr t-ocil rains and colder : ground that he was tinnhte to be pif toniht, Thui 0, fi.r and colder, itnat the tilal at this lime. of Petrograd by both troops and the population. government at Moscow, the DECREE ORDERS ALL PEOPLE TO BE ARMED Supreme Military Council Or ganized in Petrograd to De fend Country, Trlrogrsd. Monday, March 4 The official news agenry announces that a Hupienie military council has been funned for ilelensn of the country. The commissioner for military nlTnlis Iirs iHsned a decree ordering that the en tire people be aimed. Commenting upon the slsnlng of the peace treaty, the livestln, oigan of the soldiers' and workmen's deputies, says Ihe put pose of l'iirte In agreeing to the (ierman terms was to give a res pite to the socialist revolution eo as to ensbln It to reassemble It forres for the supreme strusgle against Im perialism and to ssnlst the proletariat of other Kuropein countries to revolt against Its oppressors. The I'ravdii comments In a similar vein. The Novlnl .chin, organ of Maxim (lorky, aavs It does not believe fierman Imperialism will be so foolish n to give the bolsheviki an oppor tunlty to renrgnnlie. It asserts ihnt the respite of which the bolsheviki are talking will last only "until Von Kuehl iniinri. (iermsn foreign minister, he comes the friend of l.loyd deorge," CHARGED WITH FRAUD Former Private of French Army Held in Washington. Washington, March On a waiiant swot n out by Counsellur lletgeron, of the French embassy, chaiRlng larceny of from $J,5liO.O(io to Id.ilOoinn from the French gov. ernment by mesne of truck and automobile con t met a, Frank J. (iiildssll. formerly a private In the French a nnv. wss arrested here todav, Sld the federal authorities ere askel to return him to Fiance. ORDERS ARREST OF MAJOR PETERSON IliilelKh. V. C. March I. Mai. Ceo. !.. Cctcroon. muieily pa vmsster -genets! i.f the North Carolina rntlonitl guard, fulled to answer when called to day In Wake tounty superior court for tilil on s t harce of having eml-i-rled more than IT.nnO of state fnn.ts. Ma). I'eterson now ts a member of the Ouattennes'er's depar'ment st Camp .Inikson. Columbia, f. C and Is under $10 0ti bond Orden for his arrest wn ,,,! linedlatelv. It wrt. said, eont inu.mce of the esse had been capital before Petro tide of conquest turn which had overrun all BRITISH ARMED SHIP TORPEDOED Cruiser Sunk Off Irish Coast March 1 Two Officers and ' Forty-six Men Lost. Lenrfen, March 6. Official announce ment was made by the admiralty today that the Britishiirmed mercantile cruiser Calgarian was torpedoed and sunk on March ,1. Two officers and forty-tlx men wore lV T r w 1 ' BYRUCK FOUR TIMES." v Belfast, Ireland, Saturday, Mareh 2. The British liner Calgarian has been torpedoed off the Irish coast There were 610 persons aboard, nearly 600 of whom have been landed at an Irish port. The Calgarian was struck by four torpedoes. The AIIiiji liner Cnlgnrlan was a ves sel of IT,fil6 tons gross, bttH feet long mill 7n fact of beam, She was built In lilnagnw In 1914. There are no published records of the recent movements of the Calgarian. which for some lime has been In the service of the Hrltlali government. The last report given out concerning the liner whs In April, HI, when she sailed from Halifax for F.ngland with I aiiailian troops. A most unusual circumstances tn collection wllh the sinking of the Cal Niirlan Is the fact that she wus struck by four torpedoes. So far un published reports have shown In no previous case has a merchant urn n been adjected In such a heavy attack by submarines, Kvldently the Hermans concentrated U-boats to Insure the sinking of the liner. fitrved as British Cruiser. New York. Mutch (I. -The Allan llnrr ( 'ii Ik nt In il, torpedoed off the Irish coast, has been for some months serving as a llrltlsli cruiser, converted from the status of a merchantman, 'convoying cargo ships between llrltlsh ports and Nova Scot In, according to ofllcers here of the ('Hiuidliin I'scltlc Ocean Service, limited, owners of the Allan line, Tln head oltbes of this company aie In Montreal.' Irish Care for Survivors. An Irish I'ort Monday), March 4 (My the Associated 1'iess.) The peo ple of this town, who recently won Ihe srutitu'l" of the American people by their kindness to the s vlvors from tlm Tuscsnln, listn extended thtlr hos pitality In the last few days to nearly fiOO men from the Ciilum Inn, one of the finest auxiliary cruisers In the Atlantic service, The Cnlgnrlan wa torpedoed In the lute nfteruoon, not far from f tin plum where the Tus can In I let her doom. The ship's bell bud Just sounded 4 o'clock when a toipedo sit ruck. The shock was an alight that It was thought the vessel bud merely touched a mine ustetn. It was hoped to get her aafely to pott. Identified Or. Crippen. Montreal. March (. While the llrlt lsh striimslilii Ciilgarlan has lieen n cruiser duty along North Atlantic ttude. routes, virtually since the war liegun, she has also mn le several spe. rial tups between Knglnnd and Hall- fax with dlatlnKUlslnjd passengers. n one occasion she i irtled Sir Itobett llordeti. the Canadian prime minister, and on another she brought o rr the Iiuke of Devonshire. go i nor-g"iui al of Canada after biking his predeces sor In office, the I'uke of Cotinauslit. t ack to England. The Cntgm lan's navigating officer. I'apt. II. i. Kend all, commanded the Jjuprrss of Ire. land when she sank after a collision with the Storstrtd, a co Ib r. In the St. Ijiwrence tn l14. In the tecent Hall- fax disaster he had a narrow rii ftom deatli. I; was apt K. ido.il who l lenlined the murdervr Ci lp en. on the steamship Montroa when Crippen tried to escape fro i' . ' on that ship which Kendall then cotnmam 1. INDUSTRIAL FINANCE COMPANY CHARTERED The Southern Indu-tiUl Finance eonipimx Wr.liirad.tv morning filed ap plliatloti for a ch.nter. The new con cern la to le IncorporateJ at $100,000 snd the dirertots are A. I. Ottern, i:. II. Foster. J. W. Huh. . C. C. .Nut imgtiaiu and Janus 1". FinUy, Administration Officials Dis turbed Over Interpretations of Stand on Japan's Plan. : APPROVAL NOT YET ASKED By Nippon Information Came Through Great Britain. uoniiaence m inienuoni. Washington, March 6.it was authoritatively stated today that the United Statei hss sent no com munieation to Japan on the sub I act ef action in Siberia, anal that if any views of this government are expressed they probably will be conveyed to Croat Britain, through which the United States has received all its information on . the situation. Washington, Mareh 6. Administra tion officials are somewhat disturbed st the various Interpretations being placed en the attitude ef the govern ment toward Japan's prospective ac tion in Sibsria. The statement that the United Slates is lit accord In principle with Japan's plans, supposing always that action Is necessary, has been Inter lucted in some dispatches to mean that the I'nited Slates has assented, to the plan, and the further statement that the I'nited Htstes has not as, sented has been construed In others tu mean that the government has with held Its assent. These various atatements all are generally regarded as a, play upon words at a time when ofticlul an nouncement of the exact atatus of the situation Is being withheld. Nothing to Assent to. Japan, so far as can be learned, has never asked the approval ot the United .states to her pinna, consequently there is nothing for the United Htates to as sent to. On the other hand, the act that the I'nited States, under th dr. cumstsiH-rs, Is not assenting to the ., Inn In mn 4m I.m .,ANntn..n, 4m hA n K snnca of official announcement to that' effect, that assent has boon withheld; In the diplomatio sense ot tho term. The United Htntes has been advised of Japan's feeling through Japan's ally, tireat Tlritaln, and these two gov. ertunents are discussing the situation In the light of the Anglo-Japanese agreement for th preservation of slatttn to th far east. ' in .lunas's snniiltl nvltv JK.li A..tt. sin I reported a hiving eonPden tn Japan's Intention and hes sought to impart that confldene to th United Htntes. not with a view to seeking any active co-operation In a Hlberlan ram. palgn. but aliiiply to aJlaV any fooling of apprehension that might develop In this country that Japan Intends t x tend her sovereignty over Hiberl per-, nianenlly. , , . ; , Understanding Mutual. It la believed that the slate deport' tiient hue been convinced on this point, but doe not consider It necessary to record Itself either affirmatively Or negatively. It wus further stated that the I'nited Htstes has not assontod. dissented or protested, and that with out any whang of written communi cations Japan already understands th friendly attitude of the United mate and Its disposition to take no part. In addition Japan understands that th I tilted States credits her with disin terested purposes if sctlon In Biberlu should be taken. Moral Effect On Russia. At the same lime, it Is understood Japan uniirrst vols the United States is giving t ocgni to Tne monn erred on iiiissta or aucn action ami would feel that the absolute .iccrsnlty had been apparent before It Is taken. I'hrse views have been esi-ressed In (Irent lltltalti, vlilch. a an inter mediary adtlird the United Htatea ef. Japan's views. .FEELING RUNS HIGH Prohibitioniita Debate Merger With New Party. Chicago. March 6. With th debate nterrupted by frequent heckling and with feeling running high, t'elegate at th thirteenth national convention of Ihe prohibition party began the sec nd day ef th special eeseion called to decide upon merger with the nv national party. Ten-minute speeches (avormg th merger ended during th forenoon, end the opposition, which thus fr has won several test clashes. opened its attack. Oeotge llarger. of Nw York, favor log Hie metgrr, caused mild excite ment when he cnllrd Samuel (Joinper. rraldenl iif the American Federation of Ijibor. "the mnet Important mem- er of I'resident Wilson's Cabinet al though not really a member." Com-" pers' name was again mentioned by Hu r ton Kiakeood. Michigan' State chairman, who said tn connection with m minor that the la,lK)r head wa to h n tiieinl.er of the national psitv, that "(;ompers has fought bitterly th thine, the prohibition party has aousht f r the last forty years." T permit the prohibition party del egates to attend the opening session of the national party convention. It w un announced that that party's meet ing would he hrld let today. ACCEPT COMPROMISE ON WAR FINANCE BILLS Washington. March I Opposi tion tu the war finance bill's pro lslona to license Issuce of securi ties prevailed In the aenat today and administration leaders ac cepted a compromise by Informal agreement, and also agreed to dis- . poa of the bill tomorrow. The senate struck from th bill the provision estshltshlng a com pulsoiy system of licensing a curity Issues and adopted a com promise substitute providing a capital I'suen eommiUCO with ad vuory powers only.