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RAILROADS A YEAR PRESIDENT would give con QRESS MORE TIME TO CON •IDER MEASURE PUSH IMPROVEMENT WORK Mrsaiar Gatwral Hin«« Say« Mo«« I« Itat (t«v«r*al of Hi« Folie)««— Ire •r«M(il Um tf Waterway« to B« Brought About W« Ain «Con. March Uncertainty •**r Ik* statu* of railroads In tho lm ■Niai* futur« wa« largely mnurnl by Director Gciicrnl Him*' MMM Wwt after conferring with lYMSnat Wllaou, (bat th« |ttr«rnmrnt *RM •«* *»rn th* roads bock to pri «M a ag efaen t until congress had ■wu «wortunity to conulilrr a per ——ant program of leg*) tattoo. VMn generally was Interpret«»! aa ■aiMMlUg that th* road» would ha under Cnvaanmoat management for at leant ■••Mior y«ar, and (irobably longer. , IfUB Mm temporary atatua deter th« railroad administration will _»< vigorously with Um program fw »nMng Improvement« und eiten «tgn% Mr both th« sak« of th« rail APfllai and to stimulate the de mand for material« and labor durin« rwadjuatmeat period. Another ef ford will he th* Increimcd u*<* of nn leeway« In accordance with Director O«went tllnes expressed policy. It au mid at the railroad admin tatradon the derision not to relinquish Ihn railroads at this time Is not a re ****** of policy. The railroad admin Mratfon has long advocated early re tom of oqutpment. It was explained, but not ontli congress hud time to act on the propone«) five year extension of tho government control or consider other legislation. W MITCHELL PALMER IS NEW ATTORNEY GENERAL Ali«n Property Custodian Succeeds At t«rn«y OWneral Gregory—Ambas sador Wallace Confirmed Washington. Marth I. A. Mitchell I'aimer, alien property custodian, has bran aoatlnstcd tiy President Wliseri In bn attorney general, Th«« noinlna tlo« *M «ml tu th« sonat« und rrlcr ml Io th« judiciary committee early yesterday morning Doubt was leg. pmtm*! that th« nomination would! tut acted upon, bpt administration l«*««jers pointed out that If such should prLve the ram, the president could make a raraaa appolntumnt. Mr, l*»1tner will probably take office March 4, the «Inte tentatively ftxed by Attorney tleneml Gregory for his retirement when be mdgnml several month« ago to return to private prac tice wf law, Wallacs Confirmed. Washington. March I. NoudaaAlon nf Hugh (* Wallace «»f Tacoma, Wash., t«» he a whit »sudor !«» France was run flcmvd yesterday uiornlug by th«* sen ate, MHing In executive session At the same time nomination* of a num ber ttf |Mw.lmasters and of officers of the army to higher grade* wen- «mu ftrmrtf. MASSACHUSETTS MAN WILL BE NEXT HOUSE SPEAKER Washington. March I Kepr*«cntn live Kre.b-rl.-k tltllett nf MassHchuxctt* waa nominated on the ftr*t ballot Thurwlay night by the llopubllean lits femu 1 « a* the party candidate for >>|M*«k«*r In the next house ,.f repr« aentatlvea. Itepresentattve James It Mann of U Ittu.is, ran awrand. with Representative ITiltip Ottuipbcli of Kan«»«, who enter ed tho rac* a few days ago »ft.-r Hetv rvseotatlv« Hlm «vin |* ,, f ( , h! „ h»d withdrawn, fur behind \, the llepotdi, an« »in have > - , , the «»ext house, nomination ** . gwrvb-d by them a* «-»tut'«lent to .1,-. Man — 1 ■ - - - *• . HOUSE PASSES WATER BitL Washing*''«! March ) ! lanes* report tm -. IpOWer leg sis I lot. tl , ( , r> , v ,,i v ,,, lt«*s1«y by the U»u»e by a t'Mt t Is } .i ?.. »... In the «mute The bttt tu-iwldes foe the ten dug o ^water jww.-r right, for si years u;** nainont «f retdal* to lm fUed t.v >t h, jlsoMim'salon Which is to administer lit, The isnam Minn w ill »». T' -'*'1 of the ses retartea **f war. agrl fwltwre «ml the Interior. * Clr«s*s;riu Abl* to Lr.x«* Mous« -J I'arts. F«*i* at.— I*r«-niter «'l.m.-me jWt his residence il I 55 , '|«*t«i»y «ftemona for the Id»*«* h* was Shot lost W'd crowd had gathrrvd i su * k y«-*- i t time lay A ' ta «U*- hrt|,e ,»t sts-tng the pre , * * Imi«I tMïrn , Uhs-ers au«i .-risw of VI»» | • rv *' »* h* «Hepped from JStn Ua ,rjr T, '- I«*...... . * fa,«*. *• tiST? •""" ,h *' f "- r ,M ' ha«1 ■si tkirough Ih*t* a ptMs*d «mil* ■ckaowtedged the greeting* ROBERT SLAY , G I« w—l-TW Robert Mlay of New York city has the distinction of l*clng one of the most wounded and <J«*roruted men of • be Heventy tilmli division, lie has been #wnrd«*«l the Distinguished Her vlc«t Cross and Croix do Oiu-rra and cited In army orders, beside« being highly complimented personally by tho king of Kugluiid lb- was wounded six time*. 107.444 AMERICANS DIED OR WERE KILLED IN WAR Total Dsaths From Disease Exceeded Battle Casualties by Five Thousand Washington, Feb. 29,—-Death* dur ing the war In the American expedi tionary forces and among troop* In the state* front all cause*, tin* war depart ment announced yestorduy, mmihond 107,444. 1 mat hi from >11 sen sc among the troops In the United States totalled 32.737. and from otln-r causes 1,790, giving a total for tin* troops In this country of !H,4HfL The figures for flu* American expe ditionary forces cover the period from April t, IUI7, to Keh, 10. lull); those for the troop» In th«* United State* from April I, RM7 to Kub. ||. Him. The figures show the total deaths from disea««* exeivded the total hiUDc casualties by more than 5,000. JAIL VISITORS IN A BATTLE Thr«« Man Call Upon Detroit Jail jn mat« and Ar« Attacked by Others With Shotguns Detroit. Keh 27.- One man vvn.v .«dint and fatally wounded mid two others received less serious wound* In the county Jail here yesterday. when finir men entered the corridor and with holguns fireil point hluuk at (lire** others waiting to visit n prisoner. The assassins c»c«|*t>d after one of them had been shot by attaches of the Jail, ills cituipauloii* drugged hint Into a walling automobile. All the men Involved are Italians. The theory of the |mll«*o Is that thos«* who did the sh'Miting were fearful that the prisoner, held on a murder charge, might divulge feud atv-rets to Ills vis itors. NATIONWIDE REFERENDUM IS PROPOSED ON LEAGUE Lundsn Would L«t Peopls Choose—IL Itnols Senator Speaks In Da ft«»« of Society Washington Feb. 25 The first ad dress in the senate In defense of the pro|s*sod constitution of the leugne of nation* was delivered yesterday by Senator I.ewis of Illinois. Democratic whip, who look Issue with the recent erttlcimtis made by Senators itorah of Idaho itepiibltenn. an*i Rvfwd of Missouri, Democrat S|n'iiking for netirl) two hours. Sen atm I wilts detiUsI eonieutlous uf ?ip. ; p,mints of the league that tt would «h , » *gate the Moll roe dtn'lrlu,'. that It wo« ! a departure front the prlneiptes of ' Washington and Jefferson. thot tl would dictate wurid units ment ami that America w-udd t*e outvotivi by th»* Unitvsl Kingtlotu An lmm«*nse over-! ft«*» audience lt*tcu«v| and \ giuvusty apiaudt-d th«- II.mois sen»tor w Io n ho concluded In the house yesterday Itepress'tit* tire l.uuilcu ,,f Mintu sot.i. it, psiMi nn ^ liitristncetl a resolution pru(si«iitg a na tlmnii refervudum mi the league to tie i -'s IIi*t by the M-ereisry of state within •W days after its fortual submisgiott to the senate. Gii I-?» cr Wilson «f th* new rvffrrtxl lo It »» a brar the «seit of t R*v*«u* B It S-gsed. tiSTott. F**b 2vl s, «tervbiy appeals*! t„ tn e -pie to |v,y *li«'s»rfulty t!i * which went into ,-ff,s Gth the signature h, p, brought "the iueffatde Taxtn* which tw-eomi- .. inetmte those en I drink««, so-caliisl iuxuri nobit,-. pin nos c-uut, »iWIttlg goo«! P'D t,,x" to r whiih ha* "« -»f ts-atv.'' >-iv* at ouee t-*ba«ssv, »„ft such ns auto hewing gum * sud slot machines. it OF SPEED EDICT OF PRESIDENT WILSON STIRS LAWMAKERS TO RENEWED EFFORTS SHIFTING BLAME FOR DELAY Extra Session of Congres« W.N Not Be Called by President Until After His Return From Second Trip t« Paris Peace Conference Washington, March 1 Differences between Democratic and Republican lenders over the legislative situation, echo«* from which have been heard daily since President Wilstm made known his determination not to call un extra session of the new congress until his return from France, |h>*«I hly as late a* June I, tnay be forced to uu Issue today In the senate with th«* «'ailing up of the Victory loan Dill. Democrat!«; senators have told the president the Republican* would un dertake lo defeat tills measure, which provides tlie means of financing the "overnment during tin- remainder of this flscnl year. This Information did not change the prcsldi-nt's determination, and lusl night the Democratic leader» decided to call up the hill so they might de termine Just ivliut were tin; prospect* for rushing necessary legislation through before adjournment Tuesday. It was said last night that the Itc puldlcHti leaders' course would- await further conference* «-arly today und for negotiations with the DciniK-rats and the sounding of Republican sen a tors' »entim'-nt. Although much time was spent yes terday In discussion of the league of nations und other subject*, consider able progress was made in the s«-nate und house on the congested legislation. Tin- house pa*Hfd and s«-nt t«> the sen ate tin- Ik'd,000,000 general deficiency hill and Ihe senate appropriation com mittee members planned last night to report the bill today, udiling as a rider tlie house hill appropriating $700,000, 000 for Ihe railroad administration. Last Appropriation Bill. Other progrès* Included Formal presentation of the "Victory loan" hill to the senate adoption by the house of the conference report on the long delayed water power develop ment Mil ; conference agreement on hospltul construction appropriations and negotiations expected to attain prompt enactment of the billion doBui* wtn-at guarantee measure. At lute night sessions last night the house worked on Its last appropriation tdli, the sundry civil tmmmire, which was passed before adjournment. The senate considered the conference r«v port on the hill authorizing the census. Ihe oil and cou I leasing hill and minor appropriation measures. Many minor hill* were passed yes terday by the senate. Chairman Joue» of the senate wom an suffrage committee also announced that «spin I franchise advocates would make a final effort for action on a compromise constitutional amend ment r«M-ently defeated. The commit tee will meet today to report out the resolution. Discussion of the legislative situa tion Hint tin* question of an extra scs stou cropped out In last night's senate debate. Senator France of Maryland, licpuhllcun. urging his resolution for an extra session beginning March T and characterizing a* "vicious and un American" the practice of rushing hills through at the session s close. Many Sharp Tilts. During senate debate yesterday, shurp tilts occurred between Demo crats and Hopuldicnn« over the presl itenfs Insistence that legislation he cleaned up. Senators Hitchcock and Overman of North Carolina. Denn* j crut*, urged speedy action on the cal j •'"dar. while Senator Kellogg of Min 1 nesotn, Republican, sharply disclaim ! ed the suggestion, made from admin i l*t ration sources that Iteputdicuis »-rtul-l he < hurgtsl With rvspenslhiiity for delcys Senator Thomas of | rad,*, D. m... rat. deelar.-d hojh parties wer«* t«> blame and said that an extra session utu.st tie he!d. Den ei Responxibdity Senator Kellogg after reading from ! *1 to pi. mu pa Reputt blame. 1 "f WOULD KEEP J REE K S AND BULGARIANS OUT " ' M » 1 1 - ta» -is IP nr ms. Greeks, and Rut ator Ash-us* of Ar . „ h i G their free a.-ni.sUon c «here w ill not Ik* any Aun-r c senator was speaking m -m • hill design si to enable the g to stamp out Itlltera- y and \ Ue foreigners. • WHEAT PRICE MEASURE IS NOW IN CONFERENCE Act Limit» Control of Price to June 1, 1920, as Passed by Upper House of Congre«« j j 1 ! i | ! Washington, March 1.—The adminis tration hill appropriating $1,000,000,000 to fulfill ihe government'» guaranteed wheat prim- to the farmer for the 1919 crop was pa-s,-il at 12:.'k) this morning t.y the senate, without material amend ment. nod now goes to conference. *No change was made by the senate In tl»e house provisions for Import and i-.vi*irt restrictions, only In the limi tation to June 1, 1920. of the operation of the act. Efforts to reduce the ap propriation and strike out the licen sing provisions fulled. After adopting an amendment deny benefits of the bill to growers of 1919 spring wheat, who did not grow HUS spring wheat, the senate re versed Its action and, by a vote ill to 23, struck out the amendment. The only important amendment adopted by the senate was u rider amending the cotton future« act ho as l«> r«.stri<<- speculation In cotton and give the governiiK-nt larger «-«iütrol over exchanges After disposing of the wheat meas ure, the senate went into executive session to consider nominations. finally adjourned at 1 : It) o'clock after one of the longest night sessions «Ä recent years. PEACE CONFERENCE HAS BIG PROBLEMS BEFORE IT Purls, March 1.—The peace confer ence plans to reach agreements on the more important <|ue*tlnns between March S and March l.T, Captain Ariudo Tardieu, one of the French delegates, told foreign newspaper correspondents hist night, lie said the conferences had four vital problems to solve—the Franco (icnmm frontier, the Adriatic situation, the Russian frontier and Ihe question of the seas. All these ques tions probably will tie completed in fortnight. Captain Tardieu declared France does not desire to annex the l«>ft bank of the Rhine, hut wants «inly guarantees which will prevent Ger many from using it as n base for at tacking France. The Russian question he added, will lie eonsidered late next week. PROCLAIM BADEN REPUBLIC People Open Gates of Military Prison and Raid Castle and De stroy Archives Puri*. Fell. 24. Following a meeting at Mannheim called in honor nf the memory of Kurt F.lsned, the republic of Hailen was proclaimed, says Havas dispatch. The people opened the gates of the military prison and liberated men in prison and then raid ed the castle and burned the archives, EBERT WON'T INTERFERE. Herlln, IrVli. 2Ö, —Conditions in Mu- nich have settled down Into a fair measure or order and temporary politi- cal stability with which the Ebert government for the present apparently iloes not intend to interfere, although the decision to incorporate in the Ba- varian government representatives of the workmen's peasants and soldiers Councils, It |s believed, contains ele- nu'nts of future political conflict. - - y -- DELAY FOR INCOME RETURNS Washington. Feb. 27.—Income tax payers, both corporation and Individu al, will he granted 1.1 days front March 13 for filing their complete tax re turns if they notify collectors in writ ing that they cannot complete their returns by tlmt date. In making this announcement, the Internal revenue bureau reit. -rated, however, that 25 per cent of the estimated total tax must he t inld by March 15. Ii was announced by collectors of internal revenue that they would sup ply nil Individuals requesting 15 days extension with n form «ut which to make tentative returns a* a basis for tax estimates. A form for tentative corp-.r.-mn returns will be mailed by revet!-:., «-die, tors to alt corporation'» ou their lists. K C.'S PROTEST RULING. New \,,rk Mareli 1 . Secretary nf v\ar Newton I» Raker ha» wired Wit 1 m .1 M.-Ginley of New York, sat preme «*'- .vt.iry of the Kn'ght* of Do Inmbus that he will receive a delega tion of the supreme officer "f t .. in Washington to protest, , gain» dations of th dev, quota of th >f the K. lingtoti to hear their the retvnt recoin-nen-1 cotumUtw of tl that n at.on ^hail l*c permitted to more Gian 10 i-* r cent of its is-eiit war fund to free rts for tue a in service. Yanks Coming From Germany Golden-, Fee 25.-The dates of tlie d pproximate i i -irture for home of national army dlvi.<' half the Arierl« ns. coiuprLs n army of o,- (U ;-:it 'll. Were :.-.in -un -,-d vesterdav -it >'-;rd army he.-iquurters Do- -2nd division and the 42nd. or lt-unbs.vv' «II* K a *v ill leave about Aj.r.l lo. and the i:-;h and :>0th dtvt <i«vns of the national J**ne. x army «luring The places ,,f thl , departing division* «ill be taken by three regular army • «livision». J LEAGUE El SOCIETY OF NATIONS' FATS RESTS WITH PARTICIPA TION OF AMERICA DISCUSSION IS ANIMATED President Declares Chaos and Turmoil Beyond Description Will Result in Europe Unless Plan Is Ratified by the United States Washington, Feb. 27—President Wil son told members of the congressional foreign relations- committee last night that unless the United States entered the league of nations, the h-ugue would full and chaos and turmoil be yond dtvseription would result In Eu rope. Views of Republican member« opposing the league constitution as re ported t<» the peace conference appar ently were not changes! by the confer ence. Discussion of ihe constitution a* presented to the peju-e conference was said to have been quite general and the president was questioned closely, especially by Senator Brnndegee of Connecticut. Not Bound to Secrecy. The president, after making an open ing explanatory statement, answered all questions freely and specifically emphasized that his guests were free to discuss the conference and all Its Men May Be Trained. Concerning the clause giving the right to the league to consider acts threatening world peace. President Wilson said that the clause was In definite and would be made more clear by writing irt a safeguard which would r«-«iulre that every recommendation by the council should be unanimous. One question on which much time was spent was whether a nation once in the league could withdraw, raised by Senator Brnndogee. The president was said to have held that any country could withdraw, but Senator Brande gt-e contended this would be impos sible under the constitution as now drafted. Chairman Hitchcock of the senate committee said the president held that decisions of the league's executive council on disarmament would not be binding until specifically approved by <*aeh signatory nation, and that consequently the American congress would have the opportunity to pass on the apportionment of armament for every nation concerned. The presi dent said this section had been miscon strued. It was also said that tlie president informed tho senators and representa tion's that the disarmament provisions would not Interfere with the military training of men, hut that it was evi dent that a trained body of men would not he a danger to tlie world peace if their armament supplies gere k«>pt in cheek. In consideration that some sover eignty must he surrendered by mem bership in the league, the president declared it was inconcievable that there could be any concert of action by nations to eliminate war and pro t«-ct the weak unless each nation was willing to give up something. Denying that the league meant ur surpation of the powers «»f congress to declare war, the president said the league merely was a promise by the treaty making power that its congress would do ull in its power to carry out the agreement, n situation which pre vailed In ninny present trenth's. Tlie president was said to have stat ed that it was necessary that the Unit ed States stand to the support of tlie 1 zei-hc-S!ovnks, the* Jugo-Sluvs, Ro land and other weak and struggling peoples niatle free as the Ti-sult of the great war. League Rests on Friendship. 11;? strength of the league would rest on the friendship of America, Great Britain, France. Italy and Japan', the president said, and he expressed the opinion that serious trouble be tween the five nations was "unthink able." Should one o fthese withdraw from the league or in any way fail to supis.rt it. impotence of the league might result. Th«- president was said to have told the senators and representatives that the league constitution adopted was proposed by Great Britain, but was not the one drawn t.y General Smufz of •he British articles on the league pro posai. Drafts present«'«) by the Unit ed States, France and Italy were re jected. • V Tlie president was said to have g ven no indication as to his opinion regarding when the in-nee treaty could t o coin tudt-d. nor «i d he «h«ci|s S his plan- for the return trip to France other than to reiterate that he would leave Washington Immediately after congress adjourned March i, Dayl.oht Law Lessens Ac:id-nts. Wash;, eon. Keh. 27, Ur- : . ; „ ,, f labor .callers that n national tl rli-ht saving law tanking all « ; . ,, ( T, rs •1 v g!-' U urs would red, :!( e num ber of industrial ac.'dents *v.,s t„. rl „, in ihe pitst vu ir s i.* « .. . 4 ■ >ir - trunk Morr.soi: secretary of the Am.-ri tn I odera11 m of Labor, in a statement .vesterdav urging that the new law tw» not roepaltsi. Provision for repeal of toe act has been attached bv the s en ate agricultural committee as rider Uon h b„| nnUiU " ST ' CU,tUnü »PProprta LAND INJ Opportunities of Western Becoming Known, Fertile Soil on Which Cm duced Record Crop« Offered tier« at Price« Attractive Farm Seeker«. In th® early month* of i$| was a demand for farm lantkih ern Canada, the greatest that been in the history of the This despite the fact that f«M have Increased in price, a* (he of the farm product has In—^ the virility and productive Western Canada farm lands more and more Into evident* lug there is no longer an Good crops can be grown in «g ties, some probably a little - vornhle than others, bat on the a good—more than good—g^ ernge. Land elsewhere on the n< nt is used for the deyelophw hundred and twenty dollar thirty-five dollar hogs, two twenty cent wheat and cent oats, and Its price I* from one hundred and fifty ^ hundred dollars an acre. Canada land sells at from forty dollars an acre, and the cultivating it gets one hundni twenty-five dollars for his steer,' five dollars for his hog, two and twenty cents for his wbcfc eighty-five /Cents for his oats, can grow corn, too, but Westen ada Is saying ho more About it North Dakota did fifteen jreon when it was atl experiment tb«n see what North Dakota is day. The prediction is that h than a decade corn will bei cessfully in all parts of Westen a «la. It is, therefore, easy to for the increased demand for ern Canada lands. The war is and the food that the Amer Canadian farmer sent across soldier, holding up his strengt maintaining his vitality, won tbt No! It was just a factor In It, ns was the soldier of I France, of Belgium, of Great of Canada and of the United An Important factor, nev People generally have begun to !ze what food means, means to body—and it is grown on the So people today want farm land, they want those that are good great, wide, open stretches of w fully productive soil of Western ada are the chief attraction of land seekers of today, and It so tomorrow, and of all days, these vacant Inviting acres are* Into fruition by the hand of man the multiplied effort of steam and oline power, to the Influence and eratlon of which these lands such a splendid opportunity. The pulse of today's desire to fam. lands may be seeh to beat ii columns of the local newspaper, cording sales of many tracts of tanging from 100 to 1,200 actw Regina (Sask.) paper says, "In lands there is so brisk a huslne» lng done that It might be consi' a boom." Another paper report! sa'e of a section of raw prairie. miles enst of Regina for $35 an and 2<Xt acres at $50 an acre, real-estate firm handled in weeks' time over 3,500 acres of lands, the turnover being ups $400,(MX). An Improved farm neat K'na changed hands nt $47 an "For the first time In tlie hist* the Monsejnvv district farm land been sold for $100 nn nrre, when Cameron of Victoria, B. C„ sold a section, known ns the Lett fa John Logan. The farm was bou year ago for $85 an acre and is ed three miles from the city, highly improved and has tine Ings." ' An extract from a local paper "The movement of farm lands is lng up well this season and the ev«-rv indication that a iarg«' sra prairie property will be turned during the months intervening seedtime. "Tlie price received for farm in each instance is eonsidered as particularly for unimproved raw tie, and shows a eonsiderabh' n ent on prices for similar pro" sold during the years of tlie wat Advertisement. A Regular CHampicn. "I h«-ar that «•!«! Bill Simpkins it most no account fellow in y- arU reniark.-d the city cousin. "Ne* for anything, is he?" ■'Wall, 1 don't want to be b* 1 agin the old feller," resi-onded man who had something about everybody. "He rais* - »offlt the likeliest lookin' weeds in tbit of the keutry." To keep clean and healthy t Pjerc«'» Pleasant Pellets. T lver. bowels an-1 stomach. Aav. Heard This One—Lately! "Ladecz and gcnt'tnen. I sing yon that mournful Utile tith'd. 'Mother's Unir Ha» Turn* Silvt'r Since Father Lost Ui» <•' Mind your own business, n e^* • re able to employ n private * _______* Wh«le»«B*. _ I OBJ|"üelre*hie« mi f m tan,,—Murine U* ness. Soreness. G« üon. It« hing arui __ _ of the Eyes cr jIDrops" After the Movie«. ■".va roar confidence. Ask Yenr Marias when ysjr Eve* Need Cs*« MortxM Ey« Rtmsdy Co,, Eyes!