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Takes tTp Senator Chamberlain's
CritiCiszxis Point by Point in
MACHINE GUN CONTROVERSY
Declares Anew That Men in Eu
rope are Now Far in Advance
in the house
fense of the
Referring to difficulties which the
administration faced at the outbreak
of the war Representative Glass
pointed out the sucess of the selective
draft as a remarkable achievement.
Million This Year
"Not until the third year of the war
could Orent Britain venture to upply
partialy a conscription law. .Not until
a few months ago could Canada do it
in opposition to the rebellious threat
of one of its largest provinces. Tt lias
not been done as to Ireland, and Aus
tralia has twice declined to attempt
the system. And yet, thi3 republic
•with a clear realization of the situa
tion, instantly applied the democratic
mehtod of selective draft, and the
country responded with unparalleled
spirit of patriotism. We have sent
nearly ten times as many troops
abroad as the French and English
missions had expected that we could
do in the time required, and we have
trained and are training an army far
beyond original estimates. This year
we will have in France more than a
SHOOTING OF FIFTEEN
HEXIGAHS BLAMED OF
RAIDING STARTS QUIZ
Slaughter Results of Accusation
They Participated in Attack
On Brite Ranch
ACUTE ANGLE OF THE
D. C., Feb. 8.—Repres
today, came to the de
charges contained in Senator
Chamberlain's indictment of tho war
and denied that the Am
war machine has "fallen down."
Mr. Gldss. followed Senator Cham
berlain's speech, point by point, and
praised the work of the administration
each instance. He said that it was
General Joffre who suggested supply
American troops with ammunition
from French factories "since it would
saV$ ..Unavoidable delays, pressingly
cargo space, and the tremen
dous cost of shipments."
Regarding the machine gun contro
versy, Mr. Glass asserted that tho!
Browning gun was selected because
experts pronounced it "tho best ma
chine gun in tho world." "The only
prop on which the critics now rest
their case," he said, 'is the plea that
the Lewis gun was immediately avail
able, while deliveries of Browning
guns wil be delayed. And they use
this broken reed in face of expert tes
timony that in tests the Lewis gun
'had utterly failed with American am
"The American army in France has
thousands of machine guns to go up
against tho enemy," he said. "It is as
well equipped with machine guns as
any army in Europe—perhaps better
equipped than the Getman army. And
no sot of malcontents should be per
mitted to deceive the people into the
disturbing supposition that our fight
ing forces in France are suffering in
equipment of any kind."
El Paso, Texas, Feb. 8.—An investi
gation of the killing of fifteen Mexican
citizens at Porvenir. Texas, January
13, .has been ordered by the state de
partmeht at Washington and is being
made by the military stationed in the
Big Bend district. This was asked for
by the Mexican Ambassador Ygnacio
According to a report made to Am
bassador Bonilas by Consul Cosme
'Bengoeachea of Presidio, the 15 men
were taken from their homes by arm-1 ran more than twenty percent above
ed men and shot to death. The reason the $3,273,000,000 mark of the year
given was a suspicion that they had previously.
f? Pwlicipated in the Brit^e ranch raid Nearly all items of expense were
Details of the wholesale killing were
sent direct to Washington and were
only /received by the Mexican consul
ate Here today.
BACK OF ATTACK S
Pro-Germanism rather than the de
site, of over-zealous guardians of tho
blue laws of North Dakota to protect
the morals of the ungodly is now be
Hqved to lie at the bottom of the en
forcement of these measures against
the Sunday exhibition of war pictures
put out by the federaj bttreau of pub
licity and shown in this city and el80
$ where until the Puritan measures
_. were .invoked to forbid it.
Homo Loyalty leagues, throughout
the state Bav'i taken this view of the
case arid at Grand Forks and other
centers the pictured Mfffi be exhibited
and a test made of the right to shut
down. on an enterprise. purely $duca
ftioiiftt aUtf Tjitiromr liifd "unobjectlon
f^able from, every point of yiew.^
Labor organizations have taken the
subject up along with others and thei
stottse is general that alien sentiment
-is fecit of the attack on the pictures,
Sum the Government Required to
Pay Railroads Under the
FURTHER SHORTAGE LIKELY
Ever Mounting Cost of Operation
Increased by Probable Con
cessions to Labor
Washington, I). €., Feb. 8.—Rail
roads in 1917 earned about $958„000,
000 which is near the amount the gov
ernment will have to pay the roads
this year as compensation under nat
ional operation. This was indicated
by figures on revenues, expenses and
incomes of all railroad's earnings
more than $1,000,000 last year, avail
able today in unofficial computations
based on interstate commerce com
mission reports for eleven months and
an estimate for December.
The sum the government will have
In December, the last month of pri
vate operation, rail earnings declin
ed sharply, acording to early reports
from railroads now being received by
the Interstate Commerce commission.
Dast Year's Decline.
The reason for the decline in net
income last year is shown graphically
t)/ iue lepOri. Operating revenues
were ten per cent greater than the
KE READY TO iPROVE WORD HAS BGEN SENT!
TO KNOCK GOVERNMENT CONTROLOFTRAFFIC
Cleveland, Ohio. Fo'i, S.—President Director General of Railroads, when
W. G. Lee of the Brotherhood or Hail-, requested by him, numerous state
way Trainmen in reply to certain ments of employes in train, engine and
railroad operating officials who ehal- yard service, to substantiate our be
lenged statements made by Mr. Lee lief expressed to the commission.'
to the wage commission in Washing-} Mr. Lee would make no reply to a
ton Tuesday, to the effect that the telegram challenging him to produce
government was not Retting the loyal proof of liis reported assertion that
support of many railway manage-1 four banks in New York were behind
ments, today issued tho folowing the effort to delay the eight hour law
statemeni.: and make government operation of the
"We stand ready to file with the roads a failure.
The average reduction of income was made with the oil of mustard. It does all
estibated at thirty percent, caused by the v/ork cf the old-fashioned mustard
the ever mounting cost of operations, plaster—dees it better and does not bib
doubly increased by the bitter winter' ten You do not have to bother with a
weather of December, together with a doth. You simpiy rub it on—and usually
sudden drop in revenues resulting the pain is gone!
from traffic congestion and embar
Some Past Figures.
Compared with the estimated in
come of $958,000,000 last year, the fig
ures for 1916 were $1,087,533,000 for
1915 $716,476,000 fOr 1914 $692,330,
000 and for 1913 $816,510,000.
Last year the total revenues from
railway operations were $4,038,000,000
and operation expenses were $2,861,
000,000, leaving a net revenue of $1,
177,000,000. From this were deducted
$217,000,000 taxes, and minOr items of
uncollectible revenue, to compute the
net income figure, which is compar
able in a general way to the basis of
ures will be increased about four per
cent by addition of reports from mu
merous small roads, having operating
1 evenues of less than $1,000,000 a year,
whose records are not included with
the reports of standard class one
higher. Wage increases are estimated
at twenty percent cost of coal. Train
supplies and repairs went up by
bounds with which tho immense re
ceipts from freight and other reve
nues did not keep pace.
People traveled more in 1917 than
in the year previous, but the increas
ed revemies'did not go far in counter
acting the steadily declining income.
War caused an immense increase in
Dr. G. B. White
hauling, and from freight the roads
received most of their revenues.
PIES AND SINKERS
ADDED TO MENU OF
Washington, D. C., Feb. 8.—Pies and
doughnuts can be reinstated on the
menus of public eating places on
wheatle3s days, the food administra
to pay the roads under the bill pend- doughs which contain at least ono
ing in congress is estimated at $943,- »hird of wheat flour substitutes.
000,000 by Chairman Smith of the "Elimination of pies and doughnuts
senate committee having the railroad
bill in charge. tration realizes," said a statement,
Figures for 1917 show that if the "Was working a very real hardship
railway income continues to decline upon many lunch room proprietors,
as it has in recent months, the gov-: Delegations from many places in the
eminent will face a deficit in making New England states recently appeal
its compensation payments, augment-
ed by increases in wages and the con-! allowed a measure of relief from the
slnntly rising cost of material and: observance of two wheatless days aj
supplies. I week. In some of them the majority of'
Hoped for Cuts. income is derived from the sale
On the other hand, the report says.N
ilie administration hopes to be able
to cut operating expenses sufficiently, .•
and economize on charges neccssary
only under competive conditions, to
offset tho declining income. The size
of these items, which will play such a
big part in railroad financing this year
were disclosed today by the latest
ol pifiS an)l
Chairman Smith Introduces Measure
in the Senate
Washington, D. C., Feb. 8.—Chair
man Smith of the senate interstate
commerce committee, In reporting fav- idity of the search warant issued to!
01 ably to the senate today, the admin-J perm
istration railroad bill, estimated that!
under the measure's provisions the I
today, but only if they
are made every day of the week from
two days a
^eek, tho food adminis-
t0 the food administration to be
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Rtv .Grace E. Aitken
The World Renowned Psy
chic and lecturer is now at
the McKenzie Hotel, Room
231, where she will give
readings by appointment
during her short stay in Bis
marck. Tel. 258.
WANTED TO HUY
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Federal Judge Gives His Decision
on Validity of Act of Forc.'nj
CLYNE DENIES OBJECTIONS
To Have Subpoenaed Mr. Veeder
Would Have Provided Him
With Immunity Bath
ther poverty nor riches" but the com-!
of the federal trade
government will guarantee annually to I dence in the vault of Henry Veeder, mission, has seen the documents al
railroads of the country $945,000,000 general counsel for Swift & Co..!
whifh will I'pm'ocpnt *1 return nf ".9! mission of felonies during a three day
per cem This he says, "reflects
lege were usecl in
mittee believes a majority of railroads I certain felonies by the large meat Swift & Company attorne.
accept "these terms as a just and packers. Felonious Documents Seen.
fair measure of their constitutional Today's sesion of court was taken Mclsaacs reported the ma: tor to the
An agreement on the bill was reach- will be concluded tomorrow by Attor- 'The federal trade commission
ed by the committee last Saturday but ney John J. Healy, who will close for, might have subpoenaed Mr. Veeder
minority reports arc to be submitted Mr. Veeder. and demanded that he produce these
by Senators Cummins and LaFollette. The government's side of the con-j documents," said District Attorney
Administration leaders plan to call the troversy was presented by United Clyne, 'thereby granting him immun
bill up for consideration next Monday. I States District Attorney Charles F. I ity from possible criminal prosecu-
in the United States district court is| veeder and contended that the search
expected to give his decision toqidr- and seizure section of the federal es
row in the legal contest over the val- pionage law under which the writ was
»ho tn I 'ssued was constitutional in all its
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Washington, Fob. S.—Whole hearted
co-operation by banks and trust com
panies was pledged in thousands of
telegrams which came today to Secre
tary McAdoo in response to his appeal
to banks to appropriate one per cent
of their resources every two weeks
for twenty weeks for purchase of cer
tificates of indebtedness to be issued
in preparation for the third liberty
Godman spoke for Veeder in the af
Clyne for Government.
i„ legal objection made to the validity
Chicago, 111., Feb. t. Judge Landisi
BANKS AND TRUST COMPAHIES ENTER WITH
District Attorney Clyne denied every
by counsel for
He said that Hugh J. Mclsaacs. ex-
t° sieze documciitary evi- a.miiier for the federal trade corn-
^avf been used in the com-
search of the Veefler vault before he
commission of \va3 ejected from the premises by
argument of counsel which. district attorney:
Clyne and Joseph B. Fleming, his prin-j tion later, but the commission did not
cipal assistant. Attorney Elwoodisee fit to proceed in that manner.''
mKS T0 FBDERAl A|B
Some of tho telegrams indicating
the enthusiasm of the bankers were.
'You can have everything in our
bank but the fixtures."
"Our resources arc $1,890,000. Ten
per cent would bbe $190,000. We have
this day set aside $200,000 subbject
to your call."
"Our resources are at your com
mand. They will be of no use to us
if Germany wins."
"It was decided to obtain a search
warrant to obtain the papers which
Mclsaacs had seen and which rare de
sired in the investigation beiris made
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uicl it will- only be
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of tho meat packing industry. We
want the documents that Mclsaacs
saw with his own eyes and which he
says were used as a means to commit
certain felonies. The government
not after private papers^or letters of
nrlvp'efred character, and if any are
taken they will.be returned.
"The federal espionage law, which
counsel for Mr. Veeder declares is
unconstitutional in at least one sec
tion, is not revolutional in .character.
It merely broadens and expands the
power of the government to obtain
evidence in the prosecution of crime.
It in no way violates any of the pro
visions of the United States consti
tution. The search and seizure sec
tion of the espionage law under which
this writ was issued is based practic
ally on the line as the laws authoriz
ing the government to obtain evidence
in counterfeiting and revenue cases.
The validity of these laws has been
sustained by numerous decisions of
the United States 'supreme court."
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