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ROOM FORECAST ) People lootlns for rooms torn to tha classified ada of the ne^apapera to what I« offered. An ad in the Sentlnau Arlatnsn -W ncminy and TWr.. v R<COrd may brlDg ‘ cnatomar, fl'JM? FULL NIGHT REPORT OF ION ASSOCIATED TRESS DIES LEASED Wllti ' 1 -~'..'“*^***~*~*g'**~**a**~*~ ' ’**"“*■ ^'"**-——L^-~. —‘ ~~ VOLUME XXXVII. HOT SPRINGS, AKHaNSAS, WtDNtSUAY MCRNING, DECEMBER t, vjltt. NUMBER iC.7 UNITED STATES TWENTY-THREE MEMBERS OF ^ COMMISSION HAVE BEEN GATH ERING DATA FOR PAST YEAR. % Will BE PREPARED FOR All CONTINGENCIES Document, Report* That W«'« Gatherea Were Stored in Washing ton and Have Bern Guarded Day and Night—Gathering of the Data War Done In Secret and Paid tar Out of President's: Fund it, N’cw York, l.«c. —Striking evi drnei.- c? the prentm-dne;;s of the American govi rnmeiit to outer iu’o peace negotiations was given here to night in an announcement that Id’, inoitiocrs of an advisory commit ton of exports who have made a year's stud.' of practical and tconomic conditions in Rurwpc and Asui will sail v> ph President Wilton and his ffellow dele gates on the OorB? Washington. AYitii them wai go several ions of documents -tn<l mapn which, together I with Cher record-- o: ttv.tr investiga tions already ih Pari, or on the way, ronivrise -t collection of international data said to bd without parallel In hls torj. I These .■■oilf to I ;'*■ p' ■■■''•■’ C'T.a'.lt* too a. he* havi'Lenductf d/trv ''h.ittst've inquiry into flrtjtffi atlaire -tutr. .-..-r y of the pis !• i at and ni 'er the d’ ... / V rent ion of colonel K. I! House. Atiier v lean civilian mbrober of the inter \allicd' wnr council end. a delegate to tin* peace conference, include- . 'ports in International law, college profes sors, r-itc-d ns pucciali 1 in ilio hi -1- ry and politi' of various nations, and of ficers of the military int*‘iir:en e divi sion of the army. • l sing he iiiiildinr of in. American OcoPKraohii-il Society here, they haw accumulated, through studies whie.i iiewan in Nov:-a,tier, lt*l., voluminous r. cords, which, in cause o' their great value, have hem " i irded da.) and night. In fact, detail: of the investigation, which i i Known officially a "th - in quiry,’ have btvn withheld from pub lication until Us r> uilts were safe on shipboard. Kxeept lor bte.r Iona! pub lication of ih- IV t that peace dit.t was beiii-.- a-sombled by :i commission directed by Colonel House and that information sained from this -r.ane enabled him, as t< member of tin im-u - national <-. nf rmn,e w icb c’"a ted tin (Herman armistice terms, to "amaze" his nr-vociatos with his intimate l-nowl ■vie • of 1'uropean airairs, the Ameri can people have not been lntormod of the activities of an official organiza tion without precedent in it. nation's history. More than loft per .one compiled the personnel Of the inquiry, which W -was financed out of the pc" il emer ^ oncy war fund Pin <*d 1 engross at the president's dPposnl. according t > nn announcomeut by the geographical society rite state and war depart Viont;- <x> ' perutod together and both will share in litlurft gtossessiun o:' he data brought together, T lie invMttofl'ion, it wn - staled, too'., the form of "a fact study, conducted in n scientific spirit by specialists and soolare, 'both American and from va rious European countries affected •: the war " and "»n order to ;.1v- high value to au> ...ntemeut of tact, the in quiry has been entirely independent of ony i>oUlcal hypothesis." During its progress, the announoe jnent said, every important, nationality of Europe and west, rn Asia sent rep resenta'Ivos here for confermre with the commission and tiutnerou cere! documents, together with 1h<* text, of treaties signed during 'he war, which never have been published in D'll. weru ass.'Hi'olcd. In its final mages the Inquiry wpj centered on territorial matter., and the members going abroad with the president, with the exception of repre sentatives of the state department, ar> territorial specialist. . Part of tee staff iu international law, including David U. Miller, ^airman of the law com mittee of ibo state department, al ready Is in Europe, it was stated. Among members of the inquiry v.ho iv ill accompany the president are: Director Dr. 3. D. Alezcs, presiden of the Collere Ol thi < ity Of New YorK Chi f .Territorial b’poclrlisi D-\ Isiah Bowman. director oi' the Araerf can Ooorgraphiral Society. Specialist on Economic He: ouree ; Allyn A. Young, head of the depart men? of economic ■> :t cornel! univer sity. Charles li IIaCkins, <1. an of rn> Krat’s*to school of irnrvarrl .niv• rnty, pi- lnll-1 rm Al uce-Lorrain .riul IV! tflirm. Clive Day, head <>: e onomn s il< part inert • t Vnl«. specialist ou t, 1 Balkans W r Luut, professor of history Havirford college, special!:,t »n norih lorn Italy. > ‘1*. 11. lawd, professor of hi,: or,, at i Ifarvard,-'PiHslali: t on Hmisia and Po land. Charles Seymur. profor, k.i- oi his tory at Yale, specialist on Austria Hungary. W. I. Westermann profe. .-or of his Tory at the Chive rally of Wisconsin, specialist on Turk©;. H. U Deer, formerly of Columbia university, .special}, on colonial hi tory Cart of rapher Mark Jefferson, pro* feasor of geography. Michigan State Normal college. Hr,land B. Dixon, professor < . • Muu graphs at Harvard Major I1 VV .Tolln on. < alum'-*-., am versit \ Major Lawrence Martin. Cniventtv of Wisconsin. Captain W ( Faraixu- of the I ni • .versity museum, L’hHadel dtia. Captain Stanley Uornbeck, author of • Contentorarv Politfc* in the Far East.” The fo r last namca are offi.'er.i of tho military Intelligence t~erv1ee a i - aeil to the Inquiry for -pedal prod• loma on strategy. ecom nilc.t an1 ern nogmnhy. Other member i of the jiar'y will lie map anaker., and general assistant •• The inquiry, the geographical so viet;.'s r.ra foment said, grew out of a conf -renc,. between President Wilson and Colonel House in September, i DM7. It vvu. oon evident that the scope of the invesUyation would de mand not only a personnel of sue and quality hitherto unknown in any . e.cr. work, Vi headqnailr r - wh-rc. tat• f> f /.noi>\ e o ,t ii I»v... , »f“. I . . > 1 secret document, could he a.ssuied. This problem was solved when the American Oeorgraphicnl Society plac ed i*'~) building an 1 part of Its staff, including in- director, at the disposal of the inquiry, ..fthout rest. The < artoyraphia force of the Am* r icait Ccoer .phical Socir-t..., augmented i hy Aernment aid, begm a nun teak incr program hitherto wi.ho;t prrec-! dent in this country, all work being carefully draw n from tli* latest an I j best sourc .Maps were made to vis ualize not only all manner of terri torial ■’ oundaries but distribution of peeplo, nun her and local densities of nor illations religions, e onomle a- tiv - iticH, distribution of material, re sources, trade routes both historic an 1 potential, strategic points etc. A series of base maps and ido l; dia grams said to be the most nearly com plete in ovist nee. was nrr *ared bv th erloty, heartn upon all the gen graphical problems of war an.i peace. I'pon tnes<> ivuso maps ihe •peace cobimlitsionrrs hy use of colored lines may immediately have a map showing new state lines, e'hnle boundarie.-i, a rcctoified frontlet*, or a distribution of any .sort; and si the signing of the treaty o' peace a complete record of the new map o: Kurope. Information gathered by tin- jiuj.iir. ha been. s,> carefully classlfii l, lnde:; •'u aim mi iivintu, int’ siuic o. that it. win bo instnntly available. U includes political his’ory, emphasizing ill * r:-jits of minority peoples in cos mopolitan population; : international with a ground work for bringing the suoieci up to date; diplomatic hi itory, including tha of th- pre—n< war; ge ography. odin-at lon-tl and -phy; in- voph w i'h special attention to . ratese frontiers and topographic barriers cartography (map making from all viewpoints); education and irrigation. in addition to this library the peao - commissioners will have at their tom mand hundreds of book., and maps from -the American fleer raphieal So ciety. irarvnr-d and Princeton univer sities, liaveriord college, the ii'-rary of congress and the N-av York public library which have h«en transported 0 versons Similar inquiries-, ii wa. stated, lia>e or n in progre* ■ abroad, notably in franco and England, ana there have been frequent contercncos Ivtveen there and the American inve-.i-gator > for delivery of material and im r cbii’i: - of views. — --r>-— EXPENDITURES FOR NOVEMBER REACH NEW HIGH RECORD \\ aaltiti.glotj. Dee. —Government exp -nditnrcs in No-o.mni i- reache 1 the new high record of $I,!>35.'24!),0(V\ the treasury department announced today Officials attributed 1 ese huge ex penses to the fact, that the govern 1 sent is now payif-r for the tremendous output of war munitions and materials received a month or two ago. Titov also expect that the expense of liquid ating contracts and paying lump sums to oort-actors v. ill keep the monthly outlay at high figures fer some Ume During Now ruber St.t>.‘.ri,0..1,fn>0 was speu: for war production and other -x pen-’CH incurred by the ; ovcrnjuMU and $2'S,!>»<t,nn!i was loaned to the ; I lies i CROWN PRINCE HAS I - DECLARES IF REPUBLIC IS j FORMED WOULD OO ANY THING TO ASSIST HIS COUNTRY. HAO NO HAND IN THE DECLARATION OF WAR' Hralittd the War Was Lost at the First Battle rf the Marne ant Claims He Advised the German High Command at That Time to Sue for Peace Even at the Sacrl V-- niontc- uui Irtinci Oslerland, Holland, Dec b.—"1 have hot renounced anything and I have hot signed any document whatever.’’ Frederick William Jloenzolierr.. who still claims tin title ol crown prince of (terraany. Huh answered the question of the Associated Dress *n the course c.f a lengthy conversa tion today, which lock place in the small collage of the village past r ort 'he Island of W’lerini en. where he is interned. "However," he continued, “.should the German government decide to fertn a republic similar to the Unit ed States or Franco, 1 hall V per fectly c on ten l to re'ltirn to Germany it- a slraplt' citizen, ready to do any tilting to assist my country 1 should e\en be lift’ py to work a . a laborer in a factory. At. present everything appear® < hao» In Germain, but. I lo pe things will right themselves " Asked what lit nis opinion, was the turning point of the war. he said "1 was eonvieneed early in Ocicb <•!'. Fill, that wo had lost the war. J considered our position hopeless til ler tiu- buttle of the Alarne, which we should have not lost if the chiefs ol our general staff had not •..titer ed a cas;c of nerves. I tried to pur.-uade the general •etau’ to seek peace then, even at great sacrifice, going so far a • to give up AD aen-Lorraine. Hut 1 was told to mind niy own business; and. confine my actlviiio-. to commanding mv armies. 1 have proof of this.” What finally hrough about the downfall of the German military power, do continued, was revolution induced by four y ars of hunger among *he civilian:, and the troops in the mir, together with the ov,-r v. helming superiority in numbers at taineri by the ententi powers since America's entry into ih> war, which had undermined the confidence of the Germany fighting forces. “My soldiers, whom I loved and and with whom 1 lived continuously and who, if 1 may say so, loved mo, fought with the utmost courage to the end, even when the odds were impossible to withstand.'’ the re fugee prince went. on. ' They had no rf st and 'Sometimes an entire dive ion numbered onh fits* rifles. Thcs: were opnosed by fresh allied troop,, among whom were American divis ions c staining 117,000 rr.en apiece." Describing how he left the trout Frederick William declared* '1 was with my group of armies after the kaiser lett. Germany. I asked the Berlin government whether they desired me i i retain my com mand. They replied negatively, and 1 could net continue to lead armies under order.- of ih* soldiers and worker.; council, 'Therefore I came to Holland, without hindrance. Vo sheet lug c,i bombing occurred and I quit the army with the greatest regret after having participated in the trench Me with the soldiers for so long. • I have not Itecn in (V« nanny for n year and from the beginning of the loaves." Speaking of the beginning of the war Frederick IVllliam asserted: "Contrary to all statement hitli erto made abroad, 1 never desired war, and thought the moment quite inopportune. I \\n mvi-r consulted und the report about a crown prince -r—j .iJi.' "" council being held in Beilin to dc < Ido on (Ilf A ir. [ deny on my oath ”1 was enjoying a stay on a water trout when mobilization wa. ordered or my father, also, 1 am Mir. did tan dr. si re war. It (iermnny tin t-om lit Die host opportunity for u.ai: n.e war, she w< tiId have ehosi n the pi itoil eiiher of the Fj, p rear 't, tit, Hu“so-Japanese war. ‘ From the beginning I wa- c. • ,;n (hat. England would onu-r the e n ntet. This view war not glared ! IVinee Henry and the other member''. <J my family. t’eopl,. have credited me with war like intentions, lint I was only a • Idler with n desire t > see the army He; ( thoroughly efficient, and I worked hard to 1 rln& th <i:«out i'eoplr blame me with the failure at Verdun Unt 1 refused twice to m ■ tack ih re with the troops at my ill . poanl On the third occasion my at tack was successful for the firs?-* three days, but I was not properly - up-ported ‘I though that the Verdun attack was e. mistake We should have at - tacked to the eastward of Verdun, where there would have seen great probability of success.'' The ex-crown prince wa:, rather bitt'-r i' garibntr the work of the gen eral staff, which tie assorted wa re sponsible for numerous mistakes, in eluding the attack In March, Iftis, which he was ordered to make, oon trarv to his own view, and was coni polled to obey, lie declared that l.udendorff wa.t the mainspring of tiermanyVr warlike activities, while von Hlndenburg was u mere fit'.11ro ll pad. I.udendorff and his at a ft' rontinu ally mtd"r estimated the enemy'.'. | forces, he declared and never bo lii ved that America’s contribution of soldiers was ns great ns It actually proved to lie. Frederick William declared him- i sell to be an admirer of President Wilson, who, he felt assured would hrin;i!xmt a peace of justice for the German people and concluded: "Any humiliation) of a nation con taining fey-Mi.o.'.o people would only leave a feeling of revenge, .-ueh a nation cannot 1 o crushed." •The armistice term are very . r vt re and ai.n:ost impossible of execu tion. as th ‘ entente "ewers are tak ing away n lar-e portion of tie means of transport.” Asked whether Germany, if victor ious, would not. have Imposed even more severe terms, it" expressed the ihIPT that such would not have been j the rase. When the Brest i.itovsk treat. was mentioned he s.1 id it-, terns were liard because -u Russia tie* Germans were confronted by th Bolshevlkl. \\ itti regard to air rai l on un fortified cities, trie fierce submarine war fare, the bombardment ef Paris and the de;>ortation of women from tho occupied districts to work in Germany, I red crick said hr had en tirely disagreed vvth these policies • Tlie air raid- on London and oth er towns and the bia gun used against Paris were usel. a militarily and in fact fiilly.” said Frederick William. "Orders to submarine commanders were read dilfercntly by various | officer-, who went much tro far. Iteeard'ng air raids, ' suggested two years ago an international agree ment confining aerial activities to the actual war zone hid n.y opinion was entirely disregarded. 1 was again told my jo'u wa to command wy ■ cimlos.' ’ ; In connection ndlt Hetman's ac I lions in Belgium at toe loginning of the war, the ex-crown. prince said that Hii Herman -taff hud informed him that Field Marshal Haig wan in Belgium in July, Mill, making a com plete military survey for future oper- | ;.tioi: When it was suggested that the Herman taff had dune the same thing, 1 rede rick 1 - ■ • S «t he liltew noth- ^ log about It! j H. rman diplomat . h.. declared, had made "awful mistakes, being una’-'-lc to see the viewpoint of the eour.tr:.where they were stationed end mi .reading opinion In oth» r j countrlc . B (erring to the notori ,,,i l..icier telegram during the BOi-r war, he said: My father :vn ; rmide to send this t< Imrram hy his political udv:1 Tai. former crown ■prince is living e vetv simple life now. lie strolls about t'e i-laml. ehats w'.lli plena - ant.- and b- h -ariling' the Dutch lang uage tv m a small 'boy. He says’ he i interned, although noi in reality , interned, ns all of the Herman offl ,,, have o« n i>- ntfltted to 1< Holland. He dots not expect lr»s a.ile t > c :j:e to Holland, ruio will , cm a in in Berlin to ,-upi rhvtend ihe education of thoir children. Frederick WHUam discussed varl (.uk subjects frankly with the cor respondent for two hours but r.> (,u< .ted that some of the matters un der d scission should not be publlsh sd, WILL SAIL SOME TIME THIii MORNING FOR FRANCE TO A , TEND PE^CE CONFERENCE PRESIDENT INTENDS TO BE ABSENT ABOUT SIX WEEKS Secretary Tumulty Will Remain at the White HoUjc and Keep the Presi dent Advised cf Events Th.it Trans pire—Special Train Carries the Party From Washington to New York. AVaahlnc.ton, r • t*. 2—PrreMont WIT • n? ;;.ui iii;> i i i|i iu • to attend the pi '.m i/ conference. T‘e pT< slil' 'it loft Washington on a special train for Now Voik a here to morrow he an 1 his party, which in eludes Mrs. Wilson anil her mother, Mrs. William H Moiling, will hour! tie transport George Washington oil which the vey. ->■ mro1--. the Atlantic will lie made. No announcement was nude :i t< tho •president's Itinerary, bit It was understood Unit the (loot Witshhv. - toil would “team from New Yck wi'li her naval convey seme time tomorrow probably in the morning, \hout seven days will bo required for the trip anil tho ship will ill k ut a French p< rt pro nim bly Brest. Tin pie.-icb-tit doe.-' not ex -eri to I." abroad more than srx weeks, which lion id give him Jut t a month eu Lurrpenn soil. Before the peace conference in* els he will confer with Premiers l.l<;yil 1 reorge of fires' Britain, tTennmc :et of France and Orlando of It sly amt probably with King Albert of Ih’l vimn to discuss the salient points of the peace treaty. While in Kuropn Mr Wilson plans to visit Knglund anil Italy iu well : s Franco and In may -o to Brut-si Is. Ho a iso is understood to Intend to make a pilgrimage to noun of tho battlefields In France. Grout preparations have b"en nwilc m Le.*u don, Paris and ltomc for the pr H dent’s reel ;>t .on Joseph P- Tutnitliy, the presidouf o secretary, accompanies Mr. Wilson to New York, but v.-ill not go abroad. He will return to Wa-hinston to runai t tho business of the White House an 1 will be 'll • eye and ears of tin i re . den; in thi . country Mr. Tumulty will be in frequent communication yxiili the pro dent by cable mi l will k • ;> him fully advised of events at home President Wilson did not go to tho T'nicn station until a short times before the time for his train to depart. A ho and Mrs. Wilson entered Hie sta tion the crowd there cheered and •••>!• dinrs and ■•ailor'y who were waiting for the train formed a human lone tlirou h w mi'll me |»ij• >*-111. aim nr. n umi» walked to the trnin nherl Wiii'ii seme of t'.. crowd wi l> <i the president. "good luck" and "'Ph loan voyage" Mr. Wilson smilin' ly called back “thank you." .Tlist, boforo Mio train pulled out of the station th" personnel of the party aboard w as announced Those in the preMdviUV. umnouiato party include; Tho president and Mr*. Wilson, It -ar Admiral <’trv 1 Gruy soo, tho president’s phjMi’lan; dim '-'reel, chairman <>f the committee on public Information; Gilbert. T. Close, confidential clerk to the president; K. I. Hoover, head uMier at the White House, and Miss Editk Benham. secre tary to Mr. Wilson Others on the train wire: The Sec retary oi State and Mi . l.ansln-t, See. ri'tary Baker, who was to leavo the par*vat Hoboken; John \\ Davie, am ine.. idor to Gnat Britain, and Mr.;. Davis; Henry White, a number of the pi aee (ii |c ;at iou ; Mr Benson, wife ot Bear \dmirat W S. Uem.nn; Major and Mr . Scot' . Lietitcniat Couuiinnd cr Hatch; Mr. Harris, Mr M< N'eir, Sid ney Smyth: tlie French am. asuaiior and Mr Jut ernnd; Count lie CVlIere, the Italian ambassador, and Mrs. Ide C'ollere and two children, and Colonel B H. Jordan of the enen.l staff, transportation officer. Only three of the five Ami rlcan rep resentative. to tho peace conference ob announc'd at the White House la -t week will cross on the former North German Lloyd litter They are tho president liims'-B'/ Secretary of State Bonert Lai.. mg r I Henry W hite, for mer ambus'•adoryto Fiance ami Italy colonel K M. Il^i. ■ and General Tus ker H llli.ts, tho j other two member 1 ! .<r • now in France nil I Mill join the president tiierc. hear Admiral II S Knapp and rap tain William V. Ih-.ut ore accompany :o. tlir pr••Jdcitllnl party and will i • pi 11 to Admiral IVon-on, naval r< . : ■ . • ntatlvo with t'-Mnsel Ileus.. * i riii.isiv.ji, as lil- ii niiant' j Admiral Knapp ha,, been In iom ni:in'! of i !' n i ,,11 force ■ In llaytl nnu, S.m l loin j iv a anil Captain Pratt, who !■; a-d.' tant chin of naval operations, hr, been actin', end of I lie bureau ot I *>;■(.rntion.'i during tho aba once inroad | of Admiral Henson, j So retarlci of tic pcaeo delegation I will bo Joc<’ph t\ lircw, formerly ; e '•> tary of the en nmay at Horlln and I la i-r I'har " ir. Vienna and who now i !•* In Palis making pr. liimuat ■ nr ! ransoments; Lclamt llarrlson, of the j Latin American dl\ 1 ion, r.nd Philip il. I’xtfcilin, confidential u- si-stunt to See rotary Linin'' William Mi Sir "oc> a? disbursing officer and a, Y, Sn..th a. draught:: otficcr and a largo force of clerical assistants from the auto department Is accompanying the party Convoying thi president's ship when rhc puts to tea tomorrow will be the super dreadnaue i t Pennsylvania and a fleot of fifteen destroyers under por ronal command of Admiral Honry T Mayo, con,mnndcr hi-chief of tin At lantic fie >1 Ten of tile destroy or a viil | turn back after 48 hours, but tho other five and :'.io Pennsylvania will con tinue across the Atlantic. Off tho coast of France the p.v ideritlol ' hip ' w 111 lie met by two divisions of the A* - lantlc fleet mill escorted L port Hear Admiral Hugh Hod man will be hi com :vami of tin- chief division which will Include the nipt r drotidnaugli; N'cv, York, tho flai- hlp cointnunib'd by fit plain K 1 Peach; Texar, Captain PL|„„ 111..., fshlf. 11 I C'lirlsty; Florida. Captain M. '1 Toy | lor; Arkansas, Captain D It Do-'tei •• r.' anil Nevada, Captain W. (', Cole Jtn;:r Admiral T. R Ho-pav will com mand the other ilivMon, whiiii will consist of the Utah. Captain F L'> Ha nett; Oklahoma, C i im t 'harie H. j McVay, and Arizona, captain dolm \ Dayton. Captain I, M Nulton c immandr (tin Pennsylvania and tho five de .troyor to accompany the Cron. Washington | throughout the vOydFie 'ire the V.'h k ', Commander ,l. S, llorion; Woiliov. | Commander K. V. McNair; i.oa, Com mamler D. '.V. Itaglev; TarbeH, t"jin - mander Halsey Powell; Yartiell Com mander W. F. Hals. v, The t a dost rovers to hr in the .tr. ; voy fleet for forty eight liotiis :.ri> tho j Mahan, Hartford, Breeze, Craven, Ilor I ey, Hohinson. Walke, Mont'.-oinery, | Pamlx rtson and Perkins | Rear Admiral Hodman's (Uvi don of six super dreadna lights has been s -i" ling the past year a a battle squadron, ! with the Rritio .li fleet, while Admiral Ke rrs has been operating In PriH.di waters ruaidin;; convoys from possible attaek from enemy raider. CONVICT ATTEMPTS TO SAVE YOUNG WOMAN _ I CONFESSES ON THE STAND HE i KILLED WOMAN THAT GIRL IS Accused of slaving. New York, Dee, 8.--.lames F. Ko-.'n, Sing Sing prison inmate and confessed a .thor of a logs sorb < of crimes, took the witness stand in criminal court here today an I placed his own future In Jeopardy in an effort to save Mis RU/.ubi th Haksa, lb years of age. Frrc maiuburj;, Pa., ill, from conviction on ! a charge of murdering, Mr Helen I I llarucl, a Ne-v, York lods.lne' lious j I keeper, last February . Seemln"ly somewhat lured b;. the troceetiiti , the convict played the' chief role in v. hat attorneys for Mi ■ Uoksa termed "an unprecedented an ! almost miraculous occurrence." He as sorted Miss Uaksa's innoc-uco and de clared Mrs. Hamel cumo to her death while he and a "psl" were robeing her house. Ho denied that he hast actually killed Mrs. Hamel though lie admitted lie "tied a towel around her n*-< k and knotted it in the back " "Do you know this girl'."’ lb-gnu was asked by Mins Hak«‘i site me', in id I eating the defendant, "No. 1 want to see judue done." the ceil' id an -.won-d. MEETING OF BANKERS' CONVENTION CHANCED St. Louis, Mr . !>c 3.—(Because of the influenza epidemic, tin. annual convention of tin- inveutmem Bankers j Association of America, scheduled to he held here, lt:v been transferred io Atlantic City, X .1 . to he hold Decem ber ft, 10 aaid 11, inclusive, it. vvn : an , uounted tonight. i FOOD SHIPS SENT TO SOUTHERN LUHUPEj Washington, Doc, 3,—The first of the (Ice; of ships carrying 370,fM0 torn-, of food for the relief cf European pec pies has arrived at Cii: raltar and has been ordered to proceed with its c -.run to southern Europe. This Information was contained In a cablegram received by the tood ad ministration today from ■Herbert H'nov. r. who is in Eure e uiai.iw- a study of tue food situation I _ . 1 1 FAVOR OF GREAT DECLARES IT IS CUR BUS NES3 TO STAND 3Y OUR ALLIES AT THE PEACE CONFERENCE THIS COUNTRY SHOULD HAVE SECOND NAVY IN WORLD This Country, Hie Former Prosidont Assorts,, Should Keep Its Absolute Economic Independence anti Finis* or Lower Its Barriers as Its Inter ests Demand _ /" New York, Do: 2—Asserting lha; tho Unit ml States hat! not done near|\ no min t) ; r tho British navy atid tin Hiitlsh, French and Italian armies to brit. ah ii.t the downfall of Germany. Theodore Rem,evelt declared In ,i statement here tonight that It In “our bushier; i to stand ■ our allies tit tin* peace contVfei.ce.” Ho tbudartd it ‘sheer non.jer.ao" to say tho Amern nn army wns tlehiliv for President. Wilson's famoaj "four teen point:;." ll-> rondo tie assertion thnl "th'ere was not on • Am jrlcan »!• dler In iun thousand Who had eve. heard cf tnrrn " “The MrRi .h empire imperative!. needs the greatest navy in the world .mil tui . we should !.i. lantly concede •iiiil the Colonel. ‘ O; r i.eetl for a it n.\. i ..me., 11 >.t ii; u«r. and tv' ah id i It, —— v. "i ld Franc e" needs creator nillitor y -t n th than wo d , cut we a-hottld hav' all on.' young ini. train« d to aim ou tlie ■<m rnl lii i ; rt tlu Swiss sj stem ■ file freedom of the sens is a p liras o lHat may inc.ru anyililiiy or nothing If it i; to he interpreted a ; Germany Interprets it, i h. thoroughly min chievotiH. There must he no cv criT. tatlon of the phrase that would fee vent the Enudi ,h navy in the event of any future war, from repeating t > tremendous service it has r.mdbroil In this war "The uriti-ih rr.c t ; the colonic: they have roh.iui red “As for tiii nation, H mu t keep Ua absolute economic IntlsponCtaucQ And raise or lower its c onomic 'enrriero m its int rents demand, for we have i> look after the welfare of our own workingmen, \\’e must insist oil tho preservation cf the Monroe doetriu •. Wo must keep the way to close the Panama canal to our enernie., in war time and w • inns’ not interfere in European mutters with which wo ought to have properly no concern." Declarin' that “President Wilson bus not given the "lightest intimation of what his views are or what he In going' abroad for, but he is reported » .. .- ___ V. i people a-' regard . the peace conference at this time ” "Hu lias never p.miRtcii the Ameri - tan ,-oopl to j-i. on Mh p» • o ■;«» poaals, nor has he over mado tiutfeo" propotutlH straight forward. As fcf the 14 point?, so far as the American poo •do have e.vpre: :;cd any opinion upon them, it v/as on November df when the;, rejected them," he continued, adding that "the American army was fisUttn.:'. to smash (jertiinny," and "the Aineri can pi-,pi. ■ .in:. I tiermnny smaaiittl ' I lie ;il - 1 neve; accepted t to Il points,” he continued. "The- United elates ha n< *or accepted them. Gor ina ha and A11 tria enthuslastUtaily at" cep od them. Here certain Individ uals, inciudin; President Wilson, Mr. Hcar.-t, Mr. Vkreck, and, rk I under- \ aland It. a number of pro-German,s and pacm t, and international socialists have a copted them, but neither the American poop!'.. tih* tho American cone ress has accepted them ” Tin* colonel declared that "Mr Wtl sen himself 1 as rejected at least ou < of the il outright and has interpreted unci ho r in He directly opposite sense in its plain and obvious tm'anir.r;," and lidded that "some or the 11 jHiints are thoroughly minehlevoua under any in ter).relation." and most of the others are \ague .and ambiguous. "Inasmuch as Mr. Wilson i- gain.: over it I? earnestly to bo hoped that it is hit business not to try and be an utnpir •, h» tween o ir allies and enemies, hut net loyally as one of allies," sutd ho colonel. "We " not su te; t .n. thine like as much : we have not rendered as much ser'ic* as the hailing allies it Is the Brit ish nav ■ and the French, British and (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE)