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VOL. XLVI., No. 138
Palladium. Est. iML Consolidated
with 8un-Telrraja. 1MT.
RICHMOND, IND., THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1921.
SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS
HARDING IDEA
FOR SHIPPING
BODY IS NEW
Wants board r resident to
Look at World as Whole and
Consider Marketing of Our
Surplus Goods.
MENTIONTHREE MEN
BV MARK SUL.IJVAJT
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 21.
The three men whom President Hard
ing is publicly credited with having
considered for the position of chair
man of the shipping board are James
A. Farrell, of the United States Steel
corporation; Walter C. Teagle, of the
Standard Oil company; and Alexander
R. Legge, of the International Harves
ter company.
It will be observed that no one of
these men is primarily a shipping
man. Each is a man whose experience
p.nd ability is in the lines of selling
American . goods in foreign markets.
Farrell grew up in the export si eel
business. Teagles experience has
been largely in the export of oil. and
Legge's'. in the selling of American
farm implements in Russia and other
foreign countries.
This reflects something that is not
only in President Harding's mind as
respects the shipping board, but is a
part of the widest and most funda
mental business policy of the new ad
ministration. President Harding is
seeking for the shipping board not a
sailor, but a merchant, a man of large
administrative and merchandising
ability, one who has knowledge and
experience of international markets
and who understands commerce in all
its phases.
Want General Manager.
The theory Is that whoever shall be
chairman of the shipping board shal':
regard himself as, so to speak, general
manager of the export business of the
United States in all its phases. The
actual management of ships is to be
but a subordinate incident of his job.
He is to look at the world as a whole
and consider how the surplus of goods
produced In the United States overthe
needs of our , own people can best be
marketed.''
This is a conception of the shipping
board and its chairmanship which, has
not, hitherto prewaiHsd- - In th?Dt
the position has been looked upon as
purely a shipping one. The present
chairman of the board is an admiral,
and all the previous chairmen except
one have been admirals or men other
wise chosen for their knowledge of
shipping alone.
Idea to Prevail.
The law does not make it easy for
President Harding to carry out his
idea. The conception of the law under
which the shipping board now func
tions was that the purpose of the
board should be to develop our ports.
Having that conceptien in mind, the
result was that in many cases the law
was given a sectional turn and looks
to the seven members of the board be
ing chosen from various sections of
the country, so that each one can
look jealously after the interests of
his local ports. It is certain, however,
that President Harding's conception
of the shipping board and its chairman
as tne custodians not mereiy or snips
or of ports, but of America's whole ex
portable surplus will prevail.
This picture of the business policy
of the administration come up again
and again. It is shown in our passing
the Colombian treaty in order to cre
ate good will for our oil interests in
Latin-America. It is shown in Hoov
er's leadership of co-operation among
American business men for foreign
trade. It is shown in the resurrection
of the war finance corporation for the
purpose of facilitating exports.
It is shown in the fact that the
greatest vehimence of manner which
President Harding showed in his re
cent address to congress came wneu
he expressed the determination that
the United States shall have a mer
cantile marine adequate to its share in
the foreign trade of the world.
This policy, in its working out, will
have historic consequences too large
to be dealt within this space.
(Copyright, 1921, by the, New York
Evening Post.)
NORTH CAROLINA MAN
GETS REVENUE JOB
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON. April 21. David
H. Blair, of Winston-Salem, N. C. was
nominated today by President Hard
ing to be commissioner of internal
revenue.
Claudius H. Houston, of Tennessee,
was nominated to be assistant secre
lary of commerce. Charles F. Marvin
was re-nominated to be chief of the
weather bureau.
LANDIS IMPEACHMENT
CHARGE IS DROPPED
By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 21. Irapeacn
ment charges against Federal Judge
Land is, growing out of his acceptance
of the post of supreme arbitor of base
ball will be dropped in the house un
less new charges are made on the floor,
Representative Dyer. Republican,
chairman of the sub-committee in
charge of the matter, announced to
day. The charges were filed by Rep.
Welty. Democrat, of Ohio, at the last
session and passed on to the present
congress by the Judiciary committee
to which they were referred. Mr.
Welty is no longer a member of the
house.
Daugherty's Aid
&S ' ' V s ' atfsP
William D. Rlter.
William D. Riter of Salt Lake City,
who has been named assistant to At
torney General Daugherty, had never
held a public office until named to the
post in the department of justice. He
is a prominent attorney in the western
city.
MONDAY SEES ACTION
ON KNOX RESOLUTION;
MINOR CHANGES MADE
t ("By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 21. The
Knox resolution to end the state of
war was taken up by the senate for
eign relations committee, but final
action deferred until Monday. Sena
tor Knox said he expected the resolu
tion to be reported to the senate at
that time, and debates begun almost
immediately. Brief discussion Is in
prospect, he added, with sentiments
generally for adoption of the measure
in a few days.
Some minor changes in the resolu
tion were decided upon today by the
committee. The most important one.
Senator Knox said, was to write a new
clause for that now in. the resolution
relating to termination of the status
of the war with the imperial Austrian
government.
In the original resolution the situa
tion with Germany was dealt with at
length while that with Austria was
discovered in a brief paragraph. Mem
bers of the committee were of the
opinion today that the portion deal
ing with Austrian relations should be
covered with as great care and de
tail as those relating to Germany.
KELLEY, WINCHESTER,
GIVEN LIFE SENTENCE
WINCHESTER. Ind.. April 21. Ed
die Kelley, convicted of being a habit,
ual criminal and guilty of the robbery
of the Ridfeeville bank December 3,
was taken out of here Wednesday
evening and started on his journey
to the state prison where he will serve
a life sentence.
This fact became known Thursday
morning. Wednesday, Kelley's attor
neys argued on a motion for a new
trial. The motion was overruled.
Officials at that time refused to say
when Kelley would start serving his
sentence. He was taken from Win
chester under the custody of Sheriff
Lunda Fisher and Edward Durr, a
deputy.
FREIGHT RATE CUT
IS URGED FOR RELIEF
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 21. The need
for immediate reduction in 1 freight
rates as a measure of relief for the
farmers was to be submitted to Presi
dent Harding today by delegates to
the National Farmers Union conven
tion here. A number of Senators and
congressmen were also expected to
accompany the delegates to the White
House.
The conference with President
Harding was arranged yesterday after
the farmers had conferred informally
with members of the Interstate Com
merce committee on the rate question,
his conference was described as unsat
isfactory. It is understood that they
will urge the president to call a con
ference of representatives of labor,
capital and the. basic industries in an
effort to affect a reduction in rates.
The convention was to be addressed
today by Senator Calder, of New York,
on the coal and housing situation.
Three Men are Killed
When Locomotive Explodes
CANANDAIGUAM, N. Y., April 21
Three men were brown to pieces and
a foqrth severely injured in an ex
plosion of a Lehigh Valley locomotive,
a mile west of Victor today. The
dead are Edward Sweeney, 40, engin
eer, of Siortville; Neil Smith, 37. fire
man, of Shortville; Robert Berry, 30,
brakeman, of Manchester.
Earthquake Shock
Felt in Los Angeles
(By Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES, April 21 An earth
quake shock was felt here at 7:37 this
morning. The shock was slight and
of brief duration. No damage was
j reported.
FEAR MAY DAY RIOTS
IN MEXICO AS RESULT
OF DEMONSTRATIONS
(By Associated Press)
MEXICO CITY, April 21. Elaborate
preparations for May Day demonstra
tions throughout Mexico are being
made by radical elements here and in
some quarters there is apprehension
that the observance of the day may
lead to disorders. Government author
ities have been amply informed as
both plans being formulated, however,
and while inclined to look on the de
monstrations as mere outlets for radi
cal enthusiasm, they are prepared to
meet any emergency. President Obre
gon has stated he does not consider
present radical activities in thes light-
of being a menace to the peace of the
country.
May day probably will And the in
dustrial situation in Mexico quite dis
turbed. At present there exists al
most a dozen labor controversies
which have developed in actual strikes
or which threaten walkouts. The
strike of railway apparently settled
some time ago is declared to hold pos
sibilities of a sudden eruption and
employes of traction lines in this city
are said to be far from an agreement
with their employers relative to work
ing conditions.
Issue Ultimatum.
Bakers issued an ultimatum to their
employers yesterday, threatening
strike, and weavers emplowed in mills
located in the federal district are hold
ing daily meetings at which a walkout
is discussed.
Linn A. Egale, an American radical
who was expelled from Mexico on
April 1, as a pernicious foreigner, has
returned to this city according to an
apparently well authenticated report.
He was sent to Gautemale and advices
received since his arrival in that coun
try have declared he was passed along
to countries further south by the Gau
temalan government. There are ru
mors that large quantities of Russian
Bolsheviki money have been finding
its way into Mexico and was being
used for propaganda purposes.
RESERVE BOARD HEAD
WOULD CHANGE FUNDS
TO LAND BANK USE
(By Associated Press
CHICAGO, April 21. Legislation di
recting the secretary of the treasury
to turn over $100,000,000 of the profits
of the Federal reserve bank to federal
land bank 8 to be loaned by the latter
Institutions on stock cattle for the pur
pose of assisting.. cattle producers, has.
been recommended as a part of the
congressional program by W. P. G.
Harding, governor of the Federal re
serve board, according to a statement
today by Everett C. Brown, president
of the National livestock exchange.
Enactment of such legislation in the
opinion of Mr. Brown, would enable
a multitude of livestock men, "who
might otherwise have been forced out
of the business," to continue produc
tion. "Consumers should receive a
benefit from the increase in produc
tion thus made possible" the state
ment' declared, adding: "This plan for
adequately financing livestock produc
tion follows a suggestion of M. L. Mc
Clure, former president of the national
livestock exchange, to the internation
al farm congress."
Five Youthful Bandits
Get $25,000 Haul
By Associated Pi-ess)
CHICAGO. April 21 Five youthful
bandits in an automobile held up John
Amberg, vice president of a real es
tate firm, and escaped with $25,000 he
was taking to a downtown bank.
WILSON LEAVES CITY;
INVESTIGATE AFFAIRS
James B. Wilson, of the firm of
Manlove and Wilson, automobile deal
ers, left Richmond Monday night iu
company with his wife stating that he
was going to Indianapolis. Since that
time all efforts to locate him have
failed.
Irregularities in business dealings
are thought to exist. An investigation
is being conducted. Officials of a locai
bank state that an exact duplicate of a
note, held by Wilson, for a consider
able amount of money has been dis
counted, money being collected on
both notes at local banks.
Police have been trying to locate
Mr. Wilson since last Wednesday
morning when his absence began to
cause concern.
Wilson and Manlove came to Rich
mond from Cambridge City, where
they were engaged in the automobile
business for the past several years.
Both are highly respected in Cam
bridge City.
The firm moved into a new building
on South Seventh street last Decem
ber. CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind.. April 21.
James B. Wilson and family left here
Monday morning, and the last trace
of them was when they were seen at
the Pennsylvania railroad station in
Richmond about noon Monday. It is
thought they left on some train from
there.
Wilson left word for Mr. Manlove
at the automobile agency iu Richmond
stating that he had goue to Indianapol
is to attend to some special business
and would be back in the evening. He
did not show up in the evening, neither
did he attend to the business referred
to, according to Mr. Manlove.
The first indications of his having
absconded was on Tuesday afternoon
when George Scott, of Straughn, came
here with teams to take away the
household goods from the flat where
Wilson lived. An order by letter with
key to the rooms was sent Mr. Scott.
The letter was mailed at Richmond.
Mr. Manlove says that he contem
plates continuing business, but is not
in a position to give any information
at this tlne.
PERSHING TO
DIRECT ARMY
IN ALL WARS
Staff Headed by A. E. F. Com
mander Will Have Charge
of Field Operations Sepa
rate from Chief of Staff.
PROVIDES QUICK ACTION
'By Associated Hressi
WASHINGTON. April 21. Organi
zation of a war staff headed by Gen
eral Pershing to take charge of field
operations or tne army or the unlteu
States in time of war was announced i
today by Secretary Weeks. Instant
praparation in time of peace for active
military operation was given by the
secretary as the reason for the new
organization.
The organization, headed by General
Pershing will be entirely separate
irom the office of the chieff of staff,
Mr. Weeks said, which will continue to
direct the administration of the mili
tary establishment in time of peace.
General Pershing will have a skele
tonized staff which will correspond to
that at Chaumont during the world
War and Which Will rnnocrn it coif on.
tirely with problems of strategy, tac
tics, and war organization.
DISABLED VETS' CASE
TRANSFERRED TODAY
TO WAR RISK BUREAU
fBy Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, April 21 Trans
fer from the public health service and
the consolidation with the bureau of
war risk insurance of all work, offices
and personnel of the public health ser
vice connected with the medical treat
ment of disabled war veterans was
ordered today by Secretary Mellon
An exception is made, however, in the
operation of hospitals and dispens
aries, which will remain under the
public health service.
The consolidation ordered was rec
ommended by the president's special
committee of which Charles G. Dawes
of Chicago, was chairman and Mr.
Mellon said it was a step toward the
consilodation of .the government
agencies which deal with former ser.
vice men and women.
The treasury secretary announced
that air field officers of the public
health service over the country en
gaged in examining and finding suit
able beds for the service men would
be talfn over by the war risk bureau
as would all contracts with private in
stitutions for the treatment of such
men.
"The bureau," he said. Vill estab
lish an adequate force of medical in
spectors to insure proper and effective
treatment of patients in whatever in
stitutions they may be placed.
"The fourteen district supervisors
who have heretofore been a part of
the public health service are in con
ference at the bureau of war risk in
surance with the directors and other
officers so that the re-organization
may be put into active effect through
out the country without delay or com
plication." DAVID HOOVER FOUND
DEAD UNDER BUGGY
HAGERSTOWN, Ind., April 21.
David Hoover, 53, unmarried, a prom
inent farmer living west of here was
found dead under a buggy in the barn
yard at his home Thursday morning.
Coroner J-ond said he believed death
had been caused by a fainting attack
followed by choking. It is believed
that Hoover fainted while in the buggy
and fell to one side, his neck coming
between the bows of the buggy top.
Mr. Hoover had been in Hagerstown
Wednesday evening attending church
service. It is believed that he died in
the buggy on the way home. He was
a member of the Wayne county coun
cil and well known in Richmond and
vicinity. Survivors are: Three broth
ers, Horace Hoover, of Hagerstown, a
banker; Elias and Frank Hoover, of
west of Hagerstown, and a sister, Mrs.
Jennie Smith, of Hagerstown.
Funeral services will be held at
10:30 o'clock Sunday morning in the
church of the Brethren west of town.
E. 0. Paul, Cambridge City,
Resigns on Easthaven Board
E. O. Paul, of Cambridge City, sub
mitted today to Governor McCray his
resignation as a trustee of the East
ern Hospital of Insane, giving ill
health as the cause of his action. No
successor has been appointed.
Weather Forecast
MOORE'S LOCAL FORECAST,
j Rain; Colder by Friday.
Mostly cloudy weather Is in pros
pect for tonight and Friday with in
tervals of showers and probably thun
derstorms It will be colder after the
storm center crosses the Great Lakes
tonight. v
For Indiana by the United States
Weather Bureau Showers tonight
and Friday; cooler Friday and in
northwest portion tonight.
Temperatures for Yesterday.
Maximum 69
Minimum 40
Today.
Noon i. 65
Weather Conditions. The western
storm has developed into one of mark
ed energy and is moving across the
6tates adjacent to the Great Lakes. It
is attended by strong winds, rains, and
is being followed by cool weather."
FRANCE STILL LACKS
GERMANY'S PROPOSAL;
EXPECT HER FAILURE
fBy Associated Press)
PARIS, April 21 Germany's propos
al relative to reparations had not been
received by the French government
late last night, but officials declared
they expected they would be the same
as those published in German news
papers. For this reason, they said,
they believed the Berlin government's
terms would be "insufficient and un
acceptable." Louis Loucheur, minister of liber
ated regions, has completed a plan
for the economic penalties to be
placed upon Germany in default of
her payment of reparations. The
Echo de Paris declares that his plans
include a tax of 10 gold marks on
each ton of coal and a similar tax on
lignite and perhaps manufactured
gocds. A tax of 40 per cent, payable
in foreign money, would be levied on
all exports. Germany would be al
lowed to manufacture certain prod
ucts and deliver certain materials to
the allies, the value of the products
being credited to the reparations ac
count. STATE DEPARTMENT
DENIES ASKING FOR
IMMIGRATION CHECK
WASHINGTON, April 21. A formal
statement issued late Wednesday by
the state department, said that Secre
tary Hughes "did not make and did
not intend to make any recommenda
tions whatever regarding immigra
tion" in transmitting to congress re
ports from American government
agents abroad dealing with the move
ment of emigrants to the United
States.
It was stated In an Associated Press
dispatch last night that Mr. Hughes
had made such a recommendation and
he also was quoted as saying that "our
restriction on immigration should be
so rigid that it would be impossible
for most of these people to enter the
United States," reference being made
"especially to Armenians, Jews, Per
sians and Russians."
From U. S. Consul.
As a matter of fact that quotation
appeared in a paraphrase of a report
from the American consul at Tin. Is, re
lating to people in that district which
was among the number of similar re
ports transmitted to the house and
senate immigration committee by Mr.
Hughes after Chairman Johnson of
the bouse committee bad asked for
information on the subject
Publication of extracts from the gov
ernment reports was the subject of
discussion today in the house. Repre
sentative Chandler, Republican of New
York, who formerly was counsel in
the United States for Letvia and Lith
uania, took exception to an official gov
ernment report which said that Letts
and Lithunians seeking to leave for
the United States were largely people
from the slums, the vast majority of
the "Jews of the undesirable type."
He declared that whoever made the
report "communicated to this govern
ment that which is absolutely false."
SAWYER ADVOCATES
WELFARE DEPARTMENT
fBy Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, April 21. Briga
dier General Sawyer, President Hard
ing's physician, was prepared to lay
before the senate education and labor
committee today, on opening hearings
on the proposal to establish a new fed
eral department of public welfare, the
results of his survey of government
health and public welfare agencies,
conducted at the president's request,
with a view to their co-ordination un
der a single department. The com
mittee has under consideration a bill
by Senator Kenyon, Republican, Iowa,
embodying the proposal for a central
ized department.
Data and suggestions prepared for
the committee by Dr. Sawyer are the
result of an intensive study of the du
ties of all public welfare agencies at
work in Washington, including those
draling with soldier relief, which to
tal nearly 150. Since being delegated
by the president to undertake the sur
vey. Dr. Sawyer has conferred with
ranking officials of the federal health
agencies and prominent medical ex
perts from all sections of the country
on plans for securing greater admin
istration efficiency in the govern
ment's public welfare work.
HEBREWS TO OBSERVE
FEAST OF PASSOVER
Hebrews of Richmond and vicinity
will observe the Feast of the Pass
over Friday night. A special program
is being prepared by the local people
for the celebration here.
Special services will be held in the
K. of P. temple. Dr. Englander, of
the Hebrew Union college of Cincin
nati, will officiate at the celebration.
A dinner will be served after the
services and about 55 people are ex
pected to attend. Jews from Conners
ville and Milton also will participate
in the celebration here.
Gay Moore Davenport
Answers Death's Call
Guy Moore Davenport, 39 years old,
died at his home south of the city on
the Boston pike at 11:35 o'clock Wed
nesday night. .
He is survived by the widow, Gert
rude and one daughter, Dorothy; his
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard A. Davenport, one brother, Frank,
two sisters. Miss Nellie Davenport
and Mrs. Ruth Hilbert.
Funeral services will be held from
the home at 2:30 o'clock Saturday
afternoon. Rev. Dressell will offi
ciate and burial will be in the Luther
an cemetery. Friends may call
any time.
May Get Place
T9"
, , , -
Earl Crawford
Earl Crawford is being advocated
by farmers and other citizens of
Wayne county and adjacent counties, t
for the position of secretary of the
Indiana Federation of Farmers asso
ciation to succeed Maurice Douglas,
who was recently appointed to the
state public service commission by
Governor McCray.
The Fayette county farm bureau
would be glad to see Crawford in
that position, according to Clyde Pi
per, highway commissioner of the
county and member of the farm
bureau.
The Wayne county bureau also is
mentioning Crawford favorably. Craw
ford lives south of Milton and is a
member of the Wayne farm bureau.
Farmers of Henry county also ex
pressed themselves as being in favor
of the local man as state secretary.
HAYWOOD IN RUSSIA
IS REPORT; SCHEDULED
TO BEGIN SENTENCE
(By Associated Pres)
CHICAGO, April 21 Federal offi
cials today received confidential in
formation that William D. Haywood,
secretary of the Industrial Workers of j
the World, and scheduled to begin a
sentence at the Leavenworth, Kans.,
penitentiary this week, had fled from
the United States and now is in either
Moscow or Riga. Charles F. Cline.
U. S. district attorney, announced
that a search bad been started for
Haywood.
"He is not at Leavenworth. Chicago
Or New York, and we have been pri
vately informed that he has landed at
either Moscow or Riga." says Mr.
Cline. "That is all we know about it
but we expect to have definite in
formation very quickly."
Otto Christienson. attorney for Hay
wood, said that he had been informed
that Haywood palled from New York
on the Oscar II about April 1 and
landed at Riga about April 16. He
said he thought Haywood had gone
to Russia on a personal mission and i
that he was not fleeing from the peni
tentiary sentence.
No Increased Deductions
in Pay at Soldiers' Home
(By Associated Press)
INDIANAPOLIS. April 21 No
changes whatever in the amount or
portions of pensions which may be
deducted by officers in charge of the
state soldiers' home at Lafayette as a
condition for admission were made
by a new law enacted by the recent
legislature. Attorney General Lesh
said today in a letter to Governor Mc
Cray, whose inquiry asserted that
there "seems to be a great deal of un
rest" at the home.
Many letters have come to the gov
ernor and the attorney general from
veterans at the home indicating that
larger deductions from their pension
paid by the federal government is pro
posed and as a result many are threat
ening to leave the institution.
IRISH SOLON LIST OF
CANDIDATES READY
fBv Associated Press)
DUBLIN. April 21 Official lists of
candidates for the North of Ireland
parliament which has been created by
the Irish Act put into operation April
19, have been completed. There are
42 unionists, 14 nationalists and 19
Sinn Fein candidates selected and
from them will be elected the occu
pants of the 52 seats in the parliament.
Joseph Devlin has been chosen for
the West Belfast, county Antrim,
county Armegh constituency, but in
the event of his election is pledged to
ignore the summons to attend meet
ings of the body.
It may sound contradictory but Don
egal, the most northern county of Ire
land has been the first to select a can
didate for the South of Ireland parlia
ment. , He is Major B. L. Moore, mas
ter of the Londonderry Orangemen
and he was selected yesterday as the
official unionist nominee.
NOTED PRESBYTERIAN DIES
(By Associated Press
NEW YORK, April 21. The Rev.
Dr. A. Woodruff Halsey, 69, secretary
of the board of foreign relations of
the Presbyterian church since 1899,
died at his Home here last night. A
native of Elizabeth, N. J., he was grad
uated at Princeton in 1879 and three
years later completed a course in
Princeton theological seminary. He
was pastor for 17 years of the Spring
street church in this city. He was
president of the alumni association of
the seminary. . "
FLAYS CHOICE
OF HARVEY AS
AMBASSADOR
Senator Harrison, Democrat,
Waxes Bitter in Denuncia
tion of Appointment of En
voy to Great Britain.
PLEASEDW TREATY
fBy ' Associated Press) . " -'
WASHINGTON. April 21. Senator
Harrison, Democrat, of Miscissippi,
charged today in the senate that the
appointment of George Harvey by
President Harding as ambassador to
Great Britain was a "reward for hia
efforts" to discredit the Wilton ad
ministration. The Mississippi senator Eald Mr.
Harvey's "pursuit of Wilson through
ni(l journais and otherwise ara only
comparable to Milton's hell hounds
that were stationed at the gates of the
infernal regions." Zls aaaed tnat the
ambassador had "no equal as a creator
of prejudice and a stirrer of strife,
and that he was "a vindictive, self
annointed, intolerant, political acci
dent." Senator Harrison said he feared
Colonel Harvey's arriTal in London
would cause Great Britain and other
nations to believe that "he will use
whatever influence he may possess
and the power of his position in an
attempt to destroy the league of
nations."
Pleased With Treaty
Expressions of gratification - were
general today in administration cir
cles over what was regarded as a sig
nificant test of senate support for ad
ministration foreign policies In that
body's ratification of the long pending
Colombian treaty. At the close of a
final session of heated debate, the
treaty, which grew out of the parti
tioning of Panama and provides for
payment by the United States of
$25,000,000 to the south American re
public, was ratified with a margin of
11 votes over the necessary two-thirds
majority, 15 Republicans and four
Democrats opposing ratification. The
vote was 69 to 19.
In rejecting all amendments to th
pact, the senate turned down propos
als of Senators Poindexter, Republi
can. Washington, and Wadsworth. Re
publican. New York, to restrict the
rights of Colombia under the treaty
as to use of the Panama canal, and
another amendment offered by Sen
ator Borah, Republican. Idaho, to in
sert a clause declaring the treaty was
not to be construed as implying tho
United States had aided in the Pan
ama revolt. Other amendments de
feated included that of Senator Rans
dell. Democrat. Louisiana, proposing
an alliance with Colombia and the
cession by that country to the United
States of several islands.
Senate in Lull.
With the senate in a lull today after
clearing its program of the first major
business of the extra session, the
house was prepared to resume debato
on the immigration restriction bill,
with probability of reaching a final
vote before adjournment. Although a
safe majority was predicted for the
measure, proponents believed it would
not be as large as that given In the
last congress.
Probably the next business to come
before the senate, the Knox peace
resolution, was to be taken up today
by the foreign relations - committee.
Whether the committee planned to re
port the resolution out today, how
ever, remained in doubt.
SOLONS DRAG OUT
NEW SPRING BONNETS
raUDU'M SEWS BtREit
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 21.
Some admirers gave "Jim" Good
chairman of the house committee on
appropriations, a sombrero this week,
the size of which would make any
Mexican turn green with envy. It ap
pears that when Rep. Good was on
an inspection tour of the national
parks and reclamation projects last
summer his hat blew off and waa lost
down a precipice. Some one loaned
him a sombrero and be got to like it
so well that the gift this week was
the result.
When Uncle Joe Cannon 6w Good
wearing his new spring bonnet he
went to his closet in his office and
dug out a big beaver "stoveripe" that
was presented to him 40 years ago
when he first became chairman of the
appropriations committee; Then the
two went out together and had their
pictures taken. It was remarked that
since Uncle Joe has been chairman -of
the appropriations committee,
nearly a half century ago, that import
ant committee had authorized. the ex
penditure of $60.000.000,000. ,
But Rep. Good was not the only
member of congress to blossom out
this week with a unique skull cover.
He had to share honors with Senator
John Sharp Williams, of MississippL
He surprised his associates by com-,
ing to the senate wearing a nifty
straw hat on a day when, overcoats
were being generally worn. :
John M. Lontz, of Richmond Ind.;
J. S. Bonbright, of Philadelphia, and ..
J. C. McCarty. o fNew York, compos
ing a. committee representing the
American lawnmower manufacturing
industry, appeared ' before the ways '
and means committee of the house pf ,
representatives today and "urged that 7
a tariff on lawnmowers be provided in, . "
the permanent tariff measure , which
is now being drafted. "..-.. f-t
There never ha been a-duty tm
lawnmowers.- They have always . bea A"
listed as an agricultural implement ;
Lawnmower manufacturers now" cob- '
tend that a tariff., on their product-.
Is necessary, if. they, are . ta ajpiti
" ' -.".. tuiugu-puu..;, tT-
ducts.

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