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ALLIES UNABLE TO
PAÏ THEIR DEBTS
REPORTED MORATORIUM OF
ALLIED LOANS OWED AMERICA
PLANNED BY FRANCE.
United State» to be Informed That
Allies Are Unable to Meet Ameri
can Loan When Dut, and Re
newal Will be Requested.
New York.—A ruble from it special
correspondent at Paris of a New York
week's
newspaper declares that
searching Inquiry has revealed the fact
tlmt not u single member of the French
diplomatic corps Is able to deny that
there are thorough-going plans afoot
for a "moratorium" of the allied debts
owed to the United Ktutes.
Needless to say, extreme re
ticence Is being observed In official
quarters here toward all efforts to ab
tuln u flat confirmation of the plan.
Its proinotara. It Is believed, prefer to
launch It as a bombshell at the forth
coming interallied conference at Brus
sels.
AI Ilea Unable to Pay.
Tlie United Stales will only be un
officially represented at that con
ference. While it la not belisved that
actual repudiation of the entire total
of *10,000,000,000 owed the United
States Is contemplated at present, It Is
learned from (he highest sources (hat
the Interallied economic commission
now In session Is devising a plan
under which It Is Intended to urge
the Brussels conference to Inform the
United States In the plainest possible
language that the allies are unahle to
puy the American loun when it Is
due, In October, and to "request" the
Washington government to renew ihe
Issue, prohubly for two years. By that
time. It Is hoped sufficient funds will
have been collected from Germany by
way of reparation Installments to set
tle the debt to America.
Passive Resistance Planned.
Should the United States again re
fuse to listen to such u proposal. It Is
understood the allies will adopt a
jvoltcy of "passive resistance," simply
taking their own time In repaying
whatever they owe America. In diplo
matic circles the theory Is advanced,
however, that the United States will
he obliged to accept the proposal Pe
rmise, they argue. It would not be
practicable for America to enforce
payment.
Have No Claim Against Germany,
New York.—Tlie Knights of Colum
bus announced here Saturday that
their European commissioner, Ed
ward L. Harn, bus been advised to
enter no clulius against the German
government for expenses with the
American army of occupation. As the
money expended with the troops wus
supplied by the American public, Su
preme Secretary William J. McGtnley
of the Knights said It would be impos
sible to outer a "Just claim."
Gormans File Claim.
Paris.--Germany has filed with the
reparations commission, u claim tlmt
215,000,000 marks should be deducted
from the 7,000,(Xto,000,000 gold marks
due France as her share of the In
demnity fixed hv the Versatile:,
treaty, says the Petit Parisien. Tlilfi
sum, It Is asserted. Is the value of Im
provements made on French roads by
German prisoners of war.
Still Dickering With Villa.
El Paso, Texas.—Bearing creden
tials from General P. Kllus Calles, war
secretary of Mexico, Ellas L. Torres
left here Saturday for Francisco Vil
la's camp to make another effort to
bring about an agreement between the
rebel ehlef and ihe de faeto govern
ment.
Loan to Canadian Railway.
Ottawa.—A loan of *25,000,000 to
the Grand Trunk railway system, re
cently taken over by Canada as a
government railway, is provided for ill
the supplementary estimates of *68,
(lOO.(XXI presented In the house of com
mons. This loan is to be made for
betterment of the road.
Ten Killed at Crossing.
Hunting, Ind.—Ten persons were
killed and nine Injured prohubly fa
tally when a truck carrying a load ol
picnickers wus struck by u passenget
«rain one utile west of here, several
children being among the killed and
injured.
Fatal Pistol Duel In Georgia.
Dublin, Gu.— IL L. Jenkins, wealthy
farmer and former mayor of Cad
well, u town twenty miles from here,
was killed and four other men were
between
factions
wounded in a pistol ' duel
lembers of rival |>olitlcul
turday night.
Strikers Are Given Liberty.
Mexico City. — Leaders of 4<KK)
strikers In the Leguna district, state
*>f Conliuiln. who have been under ar
rest, have been freed on orders from
General P. Ellas Calles, according to
newspaper advices.
Seven Meet Death in Fire.
Ell wood City, Pa. —Mrs. James Car
lin and her six children, were burned
I to death in a fire which destroyed
the Kraus block on Sunday. Damage
I to Ihe property Is estimated at $35,
\ 000. The origin of the fire is unknown.
ALL ES PBESSIIG
TERNIS OF TREAT!
QUE8TION OF DISARMAMENT IS
SUBJECT OF THREE NOTES TO
GERMAN DELEGATES.
i ** ourlt / p °Uw Mu.t be Disbanded
Within Three Months, But Dis
ciplinary Forces May be In
creased, It Is Decided.
Berlin.—Three notes dealing prin
cipally with the question of German
disarmament, have been received by
the president of the German peace
delegation. The first outlines many
Infringements of the military clauses
of the peace treaty, saying the allies
have determined to reduce the Ger
man army to 100,000 men. The
security police, this note adds, must
disband within three months, but gives
permission for the disciplinary force
to be Increased to 150,000. Demand Is
made that the German constitution be
made to conform with t/iesc military
stipulations so that conscription may
be abolished by law. In conclusion,
the note asks that legal measures be
taken against the export of war ma
teriale.
Details of the substitution of 150,000
disciplinary police for the security
police are supplied in the second
note.
In view of the Incomplete delivery
of aeronautical matter, the third note
eays the construction of such ma
terial, which was to be resumed In
Germany on July 10, may not be re
sumed until three months after the
surrender to the allies of the aeronau
tical material called for Is completely
carried out.
LARGE CONTRIBUTIONS BARRED
Harding Limits Financial Help to
*1000 Sums.
Washington.—Senator Harding, Re
publican presidential nominee, has put
th# ban on big campaign contribu
tions. Funds for the campaign are to
be raleed by appeals for small sums
of money from the rank and file of
the party all over the country and
#1000 will be the limit per pei'tym. No
oppoelng party Is going to be given a
chance to raiae the
"boodle" cry.
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Aotreee Shoote Fellow Player. '
Chicago. —Kitty Gordon, the beauti
ful English actress, formerly Lady
Beresford and a sister-in-law of Lady
Decles, 1» prostrated over the tragedy
enacted at a matinee performance In
the Palace Music hall Friday
noon when aho shot and wounded
aerioualy Joseph Albert Hack,
actor, with a revolver supposed to con
tain only blank cartridges.
nfter
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Weta Plead For Wine.
New Orleans.—Declaring that In
"Louisiana wine Is universally used"
despite federal prohibition
Arsene Perllllat, chairman of the
Liberty league, which claims 15,000
members In
President Wilson urging hltp to recom
mend to the Democratic national con
vention a platform plank proposing
modification the Vgl^ead act.
laws,
Loulslaua, telegraphed
Turks Will Not Sign Trsaty.
Constantinople.—The Turkish peace
delegation In Paris has Jteen instruct
ed from Constantinople that the
Turkish government will uncompro
misingly refuse to sign any peace
treaty which deprives Turkey of the
Smyrna district, Adrlanople or east
ern Thrace.
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of war, haa resigned, effective July 1.
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Western - Pacific Hearing Resumed.
San Francisco.—Hearing was re
sumed before the Interstate commerce
commission here on Friday of claims
by the Western Pacific
against the government, totaling more
than $10,000,000.
railroad
Laboritea Against Prohibition.
Rcarsborough, England.—The British
Labor party went on record against
prohibition on June 25. A card vote
at tlie Labor party conference
suited In 2,603,000 votes against pro- j
Mbition and 472,000 in favor of it
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PROMISE PRESIDENT TO SOON
ANNOUNCE DECISION IN THE
RAILWAY WAGE CASE.
Announcement Made Following Re
quest of President Wilson For
Speedy Action Because of Un
rest Among the Worker».
Washington.—President Wilson has
received a reply from the railroad
labor hoard at Chicago, promising to
expedite the award In the railroad
wage controversy. The message was
In reply to one sent by the president.
In announcing receipt of the tele
gram, White House officials declined
to make public the text of the board's
message.
Officials of the railroad brother
hoods went to the White House to
urge that the message be given out,
contending that Its text would serve to
allay In u measure the unrest among
railroad workers.
Later the text of the president's
telegram to Ihe board was made public.
It follows:
"Reports placed before me show
transportation situation hourly grow
ing more difficult and I am wonder
ing whether it would not be possible
for your board to announce a decision
with reference to the pending wage
matter. At least would it not be pos
sible for your hoard, If It has reached
no finnl conclusion relative to these
vital mutters, tentatively to agree
upon a settlement or even a partial
settlement?"
The president's telegrura was made
public after W. C. McMenlmen, deputy
president of the Brotherhood of Rail
road Trainmen, had called at , the
White House. Mr. McMenlmen said
that assurance of the" president's ef
forts to expedite the award, in view
of reports from Chicago that no mes
sage had been received, would have a
most helpful effect.
FISHERY TREATY UNDER ATTACK
Jones Says Pact Will Drive American
Fishing vessels Érom Sea.
Washington.—Should the proposed
fisheries freaty between the United
Slates arfd Great Britain he ratified,
"it is beyond peradventure that with
in five years thereafter, neither upon
the North Atlantic nor the Pacific
will there he a vessel In the sea fish
eries under the American flag," Chair
man Jones of the senate merchant
marine committee declared in a letter
to Secretary Colby, made public on
June 24 by the senator.
Sellers of Oil Stock jndicted.
New York.—With the breaking on
Thursday of seals on indictments
charging fourteen concerns and fifty
Individuals with fraud, the govern
ment agents let It become known that
they had begun a nation-wide round
up of alleged wildcat oil company pro
moters, who are said To liuve swindled
the public out of millions within the
last few months.
Jeannette Rankin Declines to Run.
Great Falls, Mont.—Miss Jeannette
Rankin, Montuna's former congress
woman, will not be a candidate for
lieutenant governor of Montana,
which office she was nominated by the
nonpurtlsan convention, according to a
statement made at the convention.
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Sixteen to One Follows Bryan.
New York. — Slxteen-to-one still
sticks to William J. Bryan, for
those odds were quoted against him
In Wall street as a presidential pos
sibility. Very little money is being
wagered.
Negro Phyaician Charged With Murder
St. Joseps, Mo.— Dr. F. N. Goodson,
negro physician, Is charged with the
murder of the woman whose headless
body was found in a lake near here
June 16. Goodson was committed to
Jull without ball.
j ing to an official statement Issued by
Grecian Army Attacks Turks.
Smyrna, Asia Minor.—The Greek
army has begun an offensive aguinp*.
the forces of Mustapha Kemal Pasha,
the Turkish nationalist leuder, accord
Greek army headquarters .
CHARLES F. MURPHY AND FIVE
OTHERS INDICTED BY NEW
YORK GRAND JURY.
Ten Million Dollar Damage Suit and
Threat to Put Man Out of Business
Finally Results in Investigation
by Jury.
New York.—Indictment of Charles
F. Murphy, leader of Tammany Hall,
and five others, on charges of con
spiracy to defraud the United States
by falsifying Income tax returns and
attempted intimidation of Louis N.
Hartog, a wealthy manufacturer,
through criminal prosecution, was an
nounced here June 23. The indict
ments, which were returned secretly
by the etraordlnary grand jury came
as a great surprise. Murphy was on
his way to the Democratic national
convention at San Francisco.
Others Indicted with Murphy were
Assistant District Attorney James E.
Smith, one of the central figures In
(he "vice war" between the district
attorney's office and the police de
partment ; John A. McCarthy, former
business partner of John Murphy,
brother of the Tammany leader; Ar
thur J. Baldwin, a lawyer; Ernest B.
Wnlden, vice president of the Corn
Products company, and the Corn Pro
ducts company Itself. Bail for each
defendant was fixed at $1000.
Murphy Is charged with trying to
Intimidate Hartog into settling a $10,
000,000 damage suit brought against
the Tammany leader after the latter
is alleged to have withdrawn promised
financial support in a glucose product
firm in which Hartog was interested.
Will Not Picket Harding Home.
Marlon, O.—Suffragists of tills state
have denied a published statement
that members of the National Wo
man's party, who picketed the Republi
can notional convention in Chicago,
are planning to picket Senator Hard
ing's home here this summer.
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chieftain, who has been Indicted with
others by a New York grand Jury.
Bryan Against "Wet" Candidate.
Great Fulls, Mont.—Speaking be
fore several hundred people here, W.
J. Bryan of Nebraska, declared no
candidate should he nominated by the
Democrats at San Francisco
who
stood ugjilnst the policy of prohibition.
Says McAdoo Will be Nominated.
Kansas City.—William G. McAdoo
will be placed lu nomination for the
presidency before the Democratic na
tional convention in Sun Francisco
despite his personal object ion. Dr.
Burils A. Jenkins deciuredTimai^v
AGAINST DANIELS
DECKER REVIVES DISPUTE IN
ATTACK UPON SECRETARY
OF NAVY.
Commandant of Seventh Naval Dis
trict Asserts That Testimony Be
fore Committee Was Deliber
ately Misrepresented.
Washington.—Tito Sims-Daniels row
over the navy's conduct of the war
was revived on Juno 26 with the pub
.
lication of a letter from Rear Admiral [
Benton C. Decker, commandant of the '
Seventh naval district, Florida, In
which he charges that Secretary
Daniels In his testimony before the
senate Investigating committee inten
tionally and deliberately misrepresent
ed certain attacks of Bear Admirals
Sims, Fullara and Fiske.
The letter, dated June 17 aud ad
dressed to Chairman Hale of the com
mittee, was published In the Army and
Navy Register, a service magazine.
Admiral Decker said he had also
sent a copy of It to Secretary Daniels.
Admiral Decker formerly was naval
attache at Madrid, but was removed
during tlie war. Secretary Daniels
has stated that his removal followed
representations from Ambussador Wil
lard to the state department that he
was encroaching on diplomatic func
tions in his actlritles there.
The admiral declared in his letter
that ''from my personal knowledge of
Mr. Daniels' character, I am led to be
lieve that whatever is cited In his
statements to the discredit of the offi
cer» Is so perverted and twisted as to
give the actual facts a false mean
ing."
"In any r» organization of the navy
today," Admiral Decker continued,
"the navy needs, and the best In
terests of the country demand, that
there shall be placed in the navy de
partment a naval officer big enough
and broad enough and of sufficient
ability to maintain the standards of
the navy against the encroachments
of the civilian secretaries, who seek
to make of the navy a political or
ganization."
IMMIGRATION RECORD BROKEN
In One Day 6200 Aliens Arrive At
Ellis Island.
New York.—All records for the ar
rival of aliens trsre since the resump
tion of Immigration following the war
were broken Saturday, when '6200
prospective Americans flooded the
Ellis Island
Immlgration
station.
Twenty additional guards were im
mediately placed on duty.
Commissioner
of
Immigration
Frederick A. Wallis attributed the tn
crease to the activity of foreign agents
of trans-Atlantic steamship lines.
Reed Enters by Proxy Route.
Kansas City.—James T. Bradshaw,
alternate to Senator James A. Reed
as delegate from the Fifth Missouri
district to the Democratic national
convention, announced that he had
voluntarily turned over his proxy to
Senator Reed and tW the latter
empowered to act for him in all mat
ters pertaining to the business of the
convention.
New Cable to South America.
Rio Janeiro.—A new cable service
between Rio Janeiro and North Am
erica by way of Buenos Aires and the
west coast of South America
tablished June 26, when the All-Amer
ica cables began operating their
lines running from this city and San
tos to Buenos Aires.
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Criticise Parson For Pickford Wedding
Buffalo, N. Y.—The faet that
of the Baptist preachers
one
attending
the Northern Baptist convention per
formed tlie marriage ceremony for
Mary Pickford aud Douglas Fairbanks
lias caused much criticism among his
brethren.
Fulton and Wills to Box.
New York— Heavy-weights Fred Fttl
tou and Harry Wills will meet In the
first bout of Importance under
pew law permitting boxing contests in
New York. This
made by the International
club, which has matched the
for a 13-round contest.
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announcement
was
Sporting
pugilists
Sinn Feiner» Kidnap Officer.
Dublin.—A band
of
armed
masked Sinn Feiner» Sunday carried
out the boldest coup In months, when
they raided a fishing hut alongside
Blaokwater river and kidnaped Briga~
flier General Incas and his
Colonels
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Gompera There With Labor Plank.
San Francisco.—Samuel Gompeis
president of the American Federation
of Lnbor, arrived Sunday to
pvesent
labor planks, indorsed by the federa
tion, to the résolutions committee
the national Democratic convention
of
May Call Special Session.
Washington.-—Governor Rohen
Tennessee in a telegram to President
Wilson said he heartily favored ratifi
cation of the suffrage amendment anil
would include this subject in
ol
11 call for
j£}»lslature.
ISSUES REPLACE
IN AT 'FBI
PROHIBITION,
LEAGUE OF [
TIONS AND IRISH QUESTION
DOMINATE CONVENTION.
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Bryan's Prohibition Plank Dubbed
Mojave Desert Plank—Adminls
tration Men Want to See En
forcement Law Liberalized.
the
of the Democratic national
Suu Francisco—With the
opening
convention
men/
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could not be considered, it wus the
general opinion, until prohibition, the
league of nations and the Irish que*,
tion had been fought out on the floor.
Contests over those
on June 28, issues, rather (ban
furnish the battleground.
Planks in the
party platform were inevitable and the
convention wus all set for a stormy
time.
The big fight is over William J,
Bryan's determination to have "a plat
form no wet can run on." On this the
administration, or Wilson, forces
pear so far to be pursuing a hands
off policy. As yet no one knows what
to expect from the White House.
On the league of nutlons issue the
administration forces are lined up for
a plank modelled after the Virginia
platform, which declares for a coven
ant "without destructive reservations."
Mr. Bryan and his associates want a
declaration for the league with reser
vations "to safeguard every Interest."
The lines to the fight over the Irish
question are not so clearly defined.
While the question of issues is boil
ing, little change Is apparent in tha
lineup of strength of the various can
didates. Cox and Palmer are expect
ed to go in for a test of strength In
the first ballots, much after the man
ner of the Wood and Lowden race at
the Republican convention. In the
background, waiting to appear at
what they consider the psychological
moment, are the Invisible and In
tangible, but admittedly formidable
forces working for McAdoo.
Out of all the preliminary skirmish
ing stands the fact that Bryan 1«
again the storm center. The prospect
of being In a minority disconcerts him
not a bit—in fact, the men who have
watched his methods for years say he
rather enjoys that position, because It
places him on the battle line with an
opportunity to lead a crusade into (he
convention for a cause which lie Is, by
years of training, preparation and
perience, best qualified to represent.
When his prohibition plank became
known Monday it was promptly dubbed
the "Mojave desert plank" because It
was so dry.
Opposed to that view, and with their
fighting clothes on, are
tion men who want to see the prohibi
tion enforcement law liberalized, and
In the last analysis they might com
promise on a "law and order plank,
merely declaring for the faithful en
forcement of all constitutional laws.
Tlie Republicans prepared such a
plank, but left It out of the platform
somewhere between the hotel com
mittee room and the Coliseum.
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Tacoma Man Heads Shrlnere
Portland.—Ellis Lewis Gurretson of
Aflfl temple, Tacoma, Wash., was el«*
vated to the post of imperial poten
tate and Esten A. Fletcher, represen
tative of Damascus temple, Rochester,
N. Y., was elected
guard by the Imperial council of t* ie
Mystic Shrine at the forty-sixth im
perial session of tlie order here on
June 23.
Japs Massacred by Bolshevlki.
Washington.—Japanese forces
to the rescue of survivors
reign of terror Inaugurated after the
Bolshevlki captured the
berian town of Nlkolulevsk in Apn
arrived on June 3, only to find the
town In flames and the survivors »
the first massacre murdered, accord
ing to official reports received here
from Tokio.
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of the
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remote
Women Using Cigarettes.
Des Moines.—Use of cigarettes
women was condemned by the Gen
eral Federation of Women's clubs »t
the Tuesday session of the biennia
convention. Resolutions reciting that
the cigarette habit apparently 1» iu '
creasing among women and the llse
of tobaceö Is harmful to them «ere
udopted.
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Agreements Not Lawful.
Washington.—Warning that aP |,pe j
nients between manufacturers lIB
dealers which prevent dealers
reducing the selling price of >" unU '
fuetured articles Is unlawful,
sounded Saturday- by the department
"f Justice, as part of Its campais 11
lower the cost of living.
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Favors Ignoring Wet Question.
Sun Francisco.—President Wilson
not in favor of the Democratic
tionul convention tuking any cog» 12 '
nnce of the prohibition or the h' lsh
questions In the Democratic platforai.
It has been learned.
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Johnson Will Take a Rest.
Francisco. — Senator
from
Hinim
"war,"
San
Johnson,
mingled with "home folks" Thursday
and was happy. The senator declm'*»
he would take a short rest before l*e
j ulle ^ "P In any kind of politic»»
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