OCR Interpretation

Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.) 1893-1920, March 20, 1920, Image 1

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053934/1920-03-20/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

A Western Illinois. Paper for VIcztern Illinois People
H YEAIi. NO. 130.
imn a ess atmiao or caocunom 7 PRICE FIVE CENTS.
fin nrn
yiuiu m run
Uetns Campaign Issue
, md Immediate Decla
ration of Peace.
" WMhington. March 20. The
Inaty of Versailles was returned
Preildent Wilsoa today by the
fgiU after it had failed of ratl
lettlon last night for a fourth time.
- Tlere was no intimation as to
tkit President Wilson would do
fits the treaty. White house offlc
hli laid the usual procedure would
k to send it to the state depart
ment for "burial ' in tne arcnives , Capper,
ttew. The document which wasjcolt,
Mlrered to the senate by the pres- Curtis,
Mist in person last July 10, was Dillingham,
tiken to the White house by Edge,
George A. Sanderson, secretary of Elkins,
ti senate. He was accompanied Freljnghuysen,
for two senate clerks and the party j Hale, ,
u received by Rudolph Forester, j Jones," (Wash.)
otcutiTe clerk of the White house. ; Kellogg,
Br. Forester did not accept theKenyon,
treaty, however, the visitors being
referred to Secretary Tumulty,
Will Be No Statement.
J Mr. Tumulty was with the presi
dent at the time and when he re
turned to the executive offices to
receive the treaty he said there
vould be no statement from, the
Tie senate was not in session to
iir but when the house met, Rep
resentative Tinkham, Republican,
luttcbuseAs, offered a joint reso
lition declaring a state of peace
between the United States and Ger
WJ. Under the resolution Germany
would recognize all rights which
tie United States might have had
uder the Versailles treaty. Should
Qtrmany fall to agree to this, the
ident would be authorised to
O 1
Ibit resumption of trade rela-
none or- the extension of loans - or
(Todlts. . ,
. Hh Voire As- To Turkey.
. Failure of the senate to ratify
the treaty, it was learned today,
will not halt negotiations between
the United States and the allies on
the Turkish settlement. It was ex
plained that the entente govern
aents had asked for the American
loremment's opinion and that the
United States would be justified in
expressing its views because it it
ihould eventually enter tne League
ol Nations it would be interested
In what was done with regard to
Turkey before it became a member
fit OlA IfiQOK.
' Aj to thn situation nnw exixtine
between Germany and the United
States it was said that America
eId negotiate a modus Vivendi
vita Germany and with the allies
covering its rights under the
frwty.' It also was said that the
ulted States could continue to po
M the rones assigned to it pend
Jjt the holding of the plebiscites
n certain German districts be
JMM the expense of this is borne
V Germany.
Keep Troops on Rhine.
toe amitotic tprmn rnn.
tone In effect as between the Unit
d States and Germany until there
declaration of peace, it was
mm there would be no change in
lUtus of the American troops'
me KMne. These now are act
S Jinder orders only from the
r department, as the other na
i0"' i maintaining armed forces on
J Rhine have become parties to
e peace treaty.
Knox Resolution xt.
Washington. March 20. With the
Jm treaty on its way back to the
"Slt house tndav ri'nmiunlnl hv
v Mtflcatiou to the president that
r wuaie nad finally "refused to
"ie and consent to its ratifLca-
Senator Knox's resolution to
"dare a state of peace with Ger
"y will take its place on the
raate floor. Consideration last
M after the adverse vote on
cation was blocked by ad
ornment until Monday. '
Suggestion, that President Wil-
might return the treaty to the
aie brought emphatic state
Mt from the majority that it
aally would be pigeon-holed in
wreign relations committee. In
aee, the treaty question was
t7red as already injected into
" presidential campaign, as one
main issues.
Tote 49 to 3
ii2U5c.ti?n fas defeated last
Si. ,T Tote ot 35- El"
four months ago to the day
r th ' was refused ratification
hrltv u V 1 11 to ti. .ine ma
""ir m favor of ratification being
otes short of the two-
b-.iicu uy me consiumiuu.
ftlfcrlU.-i- .... .
hiTr. " louowing mo vote
,. -icb tne treaty was rejected.
adopted a resolution by
Ztor Lodge directing the secre
Z rtrn the treaty to the
r nt atd notify him that ratl
on could not be accomplished.
fZi, ' on tn adoption ot this
"Mutton was 47 to 37 .
Partlaa Snllt '
jlWy-ight Republicans and 21
ZT'Wats voted for th treat
j.2,,h "serrations, while 12 Re-
sou u ijemocniB Tuiea
Newberry and 1 6 Co-Defendants
Washington, D. C, March 20.
The roll call by which the treaty
failed of passage in. the senate
For Reaotntiea.
Smith, (Ga.)
Smith, (Md.)
Walsh, (Mass.)
Walsh, (Mont.)
Walcott 21.
Ball, Lenroot,
Calder, Iodge,
Watson 2S.,
Total for 49.
Against Resolution.
Gay, .
Johnson, (S. D.)
Smith, (S.
Swanson, .
Williams 23,
. McCormick,
Brand gee,
- Norrts, ,
Johnson, (Calif.) Sherman-IS.
Total against 35.
Twelve senators, nine Republi-
cans and three Democrats, were
paired. They were:
Newberry (Rep.), and McCumber
"r -.4 TJn A inn St An 1 n on in at-
Nelson (Rep.)6 and- Harding
(Rep.), for, with Penrose (Rep.),
Cummins (Rep.) and Townsend
(Rep.), for, with Poindexter (Rep.),
Gerry (Dem.) and Jones (Dem.,
N. M.), for, with Smith (Dem.,
Ariz.), against
Indianapolis, Ind., March . 20.
Four more coal operators, indicted
by a special grand Jury on charges
of conspiracy to violate the Lever
act. by enhancing the price of fuel
and of defrauding the United States
government, surrendered them
selves to the' United States marshal
at Indianapolis, today. The men
are Edwin D. Logsdon; B. E. Neal
and W. H. Tobin of Indianapolis;
William Zeller Brazil, Indiana.
The men were released on 110,000
bond each.
The first arrest since the indict
ments were returned against l2o
coal miners and operators several
weeks ago was made yesterday
when Carl O. Fletcher of Indian
anolis. surrendered himself. Other
operators were expected to surren
der or be arrested today.
London, March 20. The lord
mayor of Cork, Thomas McGuirin,
a prominent Sinn Feiner, was shot
and killed by masked men - in his
against it. Six Republicans
two Democrats were "paired1
and three Republicans and
Democrat against it
' tor
The defeat of the treaty was ac
complished by a combination of
administration Democrats obeying
the command ot the president to
reject the covenant, as modified by
the protective reservations, aad the
Renublican and Democratic "irre
concilable" who oppose a league'
of nations in any form.
. Follows Jtnch Oratory.
The ratification roll, call came
shortly after C o'clock, following a
day of listless oratory on the sub
ject of the covenant and the reser
vations. The roll was called in a
tense silence, with scores of per
sons in the crowded galleries keep
ing tally.
The result had been accurately
forecast for 48 hours by the leaders
on each side.' Senator Hitchcock
held 23 Democrats In line against
the treaty, while 21 deserted the
president. The conspicuous re
cruits today to the ranks of the
Democrats In , revolt - against the
nresident were Senators waisn.
Montana. Ransdell, Louisiana, and
siuul jurvwav.
Thought He Could Be
Frank With Congress,
.But He Waked Up.
(Special to The Argus).
Washington, D. C, March 20.
Edward T. Meredith, editor, adver
tising man, promoter of large en
terprises in a word a successful
business man has just had the en
thusiasm with which he took hold
of the department of agriculture
blanketed with the cold hand of
Mr. Meredith, who hails from Des
Moines, Iowa, and that part of the
united states where candor is a
religion, thought that all he had
to do in dealing with congress was
to tell the members of senate and
house exactly what sums of money
were actually needed to carry on
the extensive work of the depart
ment of agriculture and that the
interests of the farmer would be
sufficient to stimulate members of
congress irrespective of politics.
But the house slashed the esti
mates of the department of agri
culture and while the senate com
mittee undid some of the damage
by raising the appropriations some
what, the secretary feels that the
net reduction is a severe blow to
the agricultural interests of the
country. He is now on the job,
intensely interested in managing
tne department or agriculture on a
business-like basis and is therefore
disappointed. Here are some of the
things which he regretfully admits
must now be discontinued unless
the senate itself corrects the work
of its agricultural committee:
Market Service Cat.
There must be a big cut in the
market service, one of the activi
ties most appreciated by growers
and shippers.
Dairy investigations consisting of
valuable-aid being given the dairy
interests of the country in working
out better methods of. preparing
and utilizing dairy products and
the development of American man
ufacture of Roquefort and Swiss
cheese must be curtailed.
Appropriations for the investiga-i
They relate to the development of
improved varieties of cereals
(Continued on Pere Four.)
San Francisco, Cal.. March 20.
Jack Dempsey, world's heavyweight
champion and his manager, Jack
Kearns, pleaded not guilty today
before Judge Robert S. Bean, in
the United States district court
when arraigned on charges of con
spiracy to evade the selective draft
act. Their preliminary hearing was
setf or April 3.
The two appeared later before
Francis Krull, United States com
missioner, and furnished bonds,
Dempsey for $2,000 and Kearns for
They were indicted by the federal
grand jury Feb. 27. One' indictment
accused them of conspiracy in pre
paring a false claim of dependency
for Dempsey and a second charged
Dempsey with' evasion of the draft
act. .
London, March 20. The duchess
of Marlborough, formerly Consuelo
Vanderbilt, has petitioned for resti
tution of conjugal rights, the usual
preliminary to divorce proceed
ings. The Weather
Fair tonight and Sunday, rising
temperature Sunday. The lowest
temperature tonight will be near
freezing. "
Highest yesterday, 37; lowest
last night, 31.
Wind velocity, 5 miles per hour.
Precipitation, .17 inches.
12 m. 7 p. m. 7 a. m.
jester, yester. today
Dry bulb temp.. 33 - 35 31
Wet bulb temp.. 33 32' 30
Relative hum. . .99 77 90
River stage feet) a tall of .2 in
the last 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Meteorologist
. Washington, March 20. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
Monday are:
Region of the Great Lakes: Rain
about middle of week in upper lake
region and occasional rains second
halt in lower lake region: temper
atures nearly or slightly above nor
mal after Monday.
, Upper Mississippi and lower Mis
souri valleys: Rain probably Tues
day or Wednesday: generally fair
thereafter. Nearly normal temper
atures probably slightly above nor-
mal early days.
Maximum Penalty of $10,-
000 Fine and Two-Year
Term Imposed.
Grand Rapids, Mick, March
20 Sentences were pro
nounced npon Senator dew
berry and bis associates this
afternoon, as follows:
ftuttor Newberry, two
years in - Leavenworth and
$10,000 tine.
Frederick Cody, two years in
Leavenworth and $10,000 fine.
Paul King, two tears in
Leavenworth and $10,000 fine.
Charles A. Floyd, two 'rs
in Leavenworth and taVUO
William J. MickeL two years.
Allan A. Templeton, one year
and six months.
Roger St. Andrews, one year
and six months.
Milton Oakman, one year
and six months.
Richard H. Fletcher, one
year and three months.
James F. McGregor, one year
and three months.
Fred llenry, one year and
three months.
Hannibal Hopkins, one year
and one day.
E. Y. Clulson, one year and
one day.
John S. sew berry, nned
Harry 0. Turner, fined
i-Senator' "Truman H. Newberry
and 16 of his 84 codefendants were
found guilty of criminal conspiracy
in the 1918 senatorial election by a
jury in the United States district
conrt here today.
Besides the senator the men con
victed were his brother, John S.
Newberry, Paul King, his campaign
manager; Frederick Cody, New
York legislative agent; Charles
Floyd, Grand Rapids; Allan A.
Templeton, president of the Detroit
Board of Commerce; Hannibal
Hopkins, publicity director; B.
Frank Emery, office manager;
Harry O. Turner, Detroit; E. V.
Cahilson, of the national Republi
can headquarters; Roger Andrews,
Menominee, publisher; Milton Oak-
man, Detroit politician; wiuiam J.
Mickel, Oshkosh, Wis.; Richard H.
Fletcher, state labor commissioner;
James F. McGregor, Detroit; Fred
Henry, Flint, and George S. Ladd,
Sturbndge, Mass.
All Others Freed.
All other defendants were ac
quitted on the first charge and none
was found guilty on the sixth count
The penalty is a fine of $10,000 or
less and two . years or less in
Convicted on Own Evidence.
Testimony offered by the defense
was the determining factor in
bringing the Jury to the verdict of
"Without Paul King's testimony
that he told Senator Newberry the
campaign would cost $50,000, the
government had a weak case and
without the King-Newberry letters,
no case at all," said one of the
jurors. "We could find no other
way, however, after the defense it
self had supplemented the scanty
government proof that Newberry
bad taken an active part in the
campaign and shown by his own
writings that he1 directed almost
every important move."
The jurors would not discuss the
number of ballots taken but said
tbat early in the proceedings tbey
agreed to that a conspiracy had
existed. From this point they went
down the list ot defendants and
once past the group connected with
the management of the campaign.
made rapid progress.
Profess Allegiance.
"We are all with you, senator,'
saia several rreed defendants as
they crowded around him. The
chief figure in the trial grasped
their hands. His wife, brother and
son were with him, Mrs. Newberry
showing the effects of the verdict
only in the determined composure
with which she met the tearful con
dolences of wives ot other defend
ants. - .
What tears there were appeared
in tact only among the wives of
men who had been freed.
Given W Days.
Judge Sessions, announced he
would allow the defense 90 days in
which to perfect an appeal and
meanwhile would release the con
victed men on bonds. The amount
of bail for each was fixed at the
same amount under which the men
were held tor trial but the court
ordered that the bonds be renewed
or new ones filed. . .
"So far as I may properly do so,
J wish to thank this jury for an
unusually close attention to duty
through eight trying weeks," said
i" 1
Senator Trtinian H. Newberry.
Judge Sessions, dismissing the men
with a few words.
rTM Keep Seat.
Washington, March 20. Convic
Sb of" Senator Newberry by the
Grand Rapids jury does not invali
date his seat in the senate Republican-leaders
said today. He will
be entitled to retain office, they de
clared, until tlie senate itself acts
on the charges filed by his oppon
ent, Henry Ford.
A subcommittee of the elections
committee, headed by Senator Wat
son, Republican, Indiana, now is
awaiting a conference with counsel
for Newberry and Ford regarding
proceedure in the senate investi
gation of the charges.
Expected to Appeal.
Whether Senator Newberry, in
view of his conviction, will continue
his duties in the senate pending a
final decision of his case by the
courts is a matter for his own dis
cretion, senators said. Senate lead
ers had been advised by Mr. New
berry that in event of conviction he
would carry an appeal to the Unit
ed States supreme court, if neces
Peoria, 111., March 20. The un
qualified support of 90,000 Illinois
miners, through representatives in
session here today, gave unqualified
support to State President Alexan
der Howatt of Kansas, today, when
he announced a
program for the
launching of a general miners
strike in Kansas, in defiance of
state laws there which are said to
now prohibit strikes of any nature.
Howatt was one of the leaders
of the coal miners recently cited
for contempt by Federal Judge An
derson at Indianapolis.
Irish Stand of Senate
Held Meddling of the
Sort Senators Oppose
Liverpool, March 20. The Daily
Post, commenting editorially on the
action ot the United States senate
in adopting a new treaty reserva
tion expressing sympathy for the
aspirations of the Irish people and
declaring the hope that Ireland
would have a government of ' its
own choosing in the near future,
says: ' .
"The American senate has surely
overstepped the bounds ot good
sense, to say nothing of good taste,
in adopting a reservation to the
peace treaty on Ireland. It has as
much as said it will welcome the
emergence of Ireland into full in
dependence. That is hardly neigh
borly. Moreover, it is an example
of the kind of international med
dling which the senate professes to
condemn- in. the covenant of the
League of Nations.
. Jiot Taken Serieie'y.
ATI sensible Britons. . know of
cour&e, that audi resolutions are.
Heroism of Family Which
Solved Gas Mask Sec
ret Revealed. .
London, March 20. Awards have
just been made to two Belgian
women, Madame Clement, and her
sister, Mile. Marie D'Have, and
posthumously to their father,
Theophile D'Have, for giving to
the Belgian general staff details
of the first German gas mask.
Posing as a pro-German, M.
D'Have was able to send one of
his daughters to Havre, then the
Belgian great headquarters, with
a design of the mask concealed in
her dress.
She went by way of Holland and
at the Dutch frontier sha was!
searched for four hours in vain.
Had the document been found she
would have been shot. Altogether
Mile. D'Have crossed the frontier
50 times until, at the end of 1915
she thought it would be safer to
remain in Holland.
so weii did the father pose as a i
pro-German that his
hated him and their behavior toi
him hastened his death from heart
At the time of the armistice a
crowd tried to burn down his
Bets Freely Offered That It vTill
Bange from 33,000 to 3.",000 .
Marks. '
The announcement by the Asso
ciated Press last night that the cen
sus figures for Rock Island would
be available today gave a new im
petus to the betting as to what the
exact population is, as will be given
out officially. There has been a
growing interest all day on this
account. The Associated Press
later in the day informed The
Argus that the totals would not be
given out until 9 o'clock this eve
ning. There is a wide variance as to
estimates that are made in Rock
Island, ranging from 30,000 to 36,
000. Wagers are freely offered
that it will be around the 35,000
mark, while one claims to have re
liable information that it will go a
few hundred over the 33,000 mark.
Washington. March 20 Popu
lation statistics for 1920 announced
today by the census bureau in
cluded: Schenectady, N. Y., 88,723, an in
crease of 15,887, or 21.S per cent
over 1910.
Hamilton, Ohio, 39,675, increase
4,396, or 12.5 per cent.
Selma, Ala., 15,607, increase
1,958, or 14.3 per cent.
Washington, March 20. Tariffs
on wood pulp would be suspended
for one year under a bill favorably
reported today by the house ways
and means committee. Committee
members said such action was neces-
j sary to stimulate importations from
Bucharest, March 20. A new
cabinet headed by General F. Av
eresco has replaced that of Alex
ander Vaida-Voevod, in Rumania,
which resigned Monday.
not to be taken quite seriously.
Tbey are, in fact, mere concessions
to the Irish extremists In the Unit
ed States; the senate has long
shown a quick responsiveness to
Irish 'pull.' None the less, they
have undoubted element of danger.
Unhappily there are hysterical
patriots among us who may be
easily worked up by certain inter
ested writers and speakers to re
sentment of American interference
with purely British" affairs. This is
a fact that the senators would do
well to remember, especially at the
moment when it is of vital import
ance to the world that Anglo-American
relations - should be most
Taken As Waning.
"At the same time, the senate's
unfortunate reservation ought to
warn our own government of the
serious consequences further
'shilly-shillahiBg' with the Irish
question is likely to entail. Truly.
the Irish question ia international.'
General Strike Called Off, but Severe Fighting
Continues, With 'Loss of Life Said to Run -Up
Into the Thousands.
London, March 20. There are many indications,
according to a dispatch from Cologne today, that the
allies are preparing to advance their concentrations
of troops at Strasbourg and Metz farther into Ger
many if the country does not quiet down soon the
Exchange Telegraph correspondent at Amsterdam
reports. '
Berlin, March 20. The general strike has been
ended it was announced
4. j 1
"lent, it is siaieu, nas accepteu me wurKers uemanus,
including far reaching concessions to the Independ
ent socialists, which will be
Ebert to Berlin.
Stuttgrat, March 20. (By The
Associated Press.) The entire
Ebert government, including Minis
ter of Defense Noske will leave for
Berlin tonight on a special train.
General von Seecht, in command at
Berlin, has sent a wireless mes
sage saying that everything is
quiet in the capital.
Premier Bauer, Foreign Minister
Mueller and Herr Giesberts, minis
ter of posts and telegraphs, pre
ceded the other members of the
government, arriving in Berlin this
morning where they immediately
opened negotiations with the
Shoot Down Baltic Troops.
Berlin, March 19. (By the Asso
ciated Press, 2:40 P. M. By Wire
less) Since noon, firing has oc
curred in various parts of the city.
It is reported that the security po
lice are shooting down all officers
of the Baltic troops remaining In
I'nter-den-Linden bristled today
with barbed wire and the Hotel Ad
Ion was thoroughly screened with
it and guarded by troops.
The inner city streets are seeth
ine with excited people. Disorders
are occurring in the suburban dis
tricts. There is a conspicuous ab
sence of troops in the working
men's dwelling districts where- agi-
tators are feverishly busy.
Strike Enforced.
The strike is being enforced most
stringently and the socialists and
spartacist organizations are picket
ing the city thoroughly. .
Cabmen are being nem up ana
their passengers forced to alight.
The streets, consequently, are di
vested of traffic save for a few pri
vate conveyances and military and
police vehicles. i
Fear of the communists ana tneir
red guards seems to be spreading
increasingly among the security
police. .
An armored tram was sent from
Berlin yesterday as a result of se
rious disturbances which occurrea
at various railway stations.
Itomb Public I!nildinc;s.
London, March 20. Ebert gov
ernment troops have bombed public
buildings at Leipsic lu an attempt
to dislodge German workers' forces
and several hundred persons have
been killed as a result, says a Ber
lin dSpatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company.
The message says 100 were killed1
and 200 wounded in the street
fighting in Berlin on Thursday.
Spartacans Take Essen.
Brussels, March 20.
The capture of Essen was effected i
on Friday by a spartacan army of
about 100,000 men, with 77 guns
and an equipment of armored au
tomobiles, according to advices from
Aux-La-Cbapelle today. The spar
tacans proclaimed a soviet repub
lic there.
During last night, the advices
add, the manufacturing city of
Duesseldorff, on the Rhine north of
Cologne, was captured by sparta
can forces, the government trooos
evacuating it without a fight.
Victorious Elsewhere. .
Mulheim, southwest of Essen;
Oberhausen, to the northwest; the
important industrial town of Elber
feld. to the south; and Kettwig.
south of Mulheim,-are reported to
have been evacuated .by the small
forces of government troops hold
ing them after being defeated in
fighting with the spartahans. The
government troops took refuge in
part in the British zone of (occupa
tion, where' they were duiarmed.
the dispatches state.
The Belgian posts on the right
bank of the Rhine, according to the
messages, fell back to the left
bank without being disturbed.
All possible precautions are be
ing taken to forestall any attempts
against the Rhine bridgeheads.
Order at KieL-
Paris, March 20. Latest advices
to the French foreign office state
that Rear Admiral Even, appoint
here today. " The govern-
aj 1.1 1 1 i
made public shortly.
ed by President Ebert to bo station
commander at Kiel in place of Rear
Admiral Levetzow, baa the situa
tion there well in hand. The posi
tion is undecided at Breslau, where
there is much popular indignation
against the army.
At Cassel, according to the for
eign office dispatches, two thousand
armed workmen attacked the bar
racks, but were repulsed with the
loss of 12 killed and many wound
ed. Order has been restored at
Hamburg and work resumed except
iu the postoffice and on the rail
ways. Colonel Wangenheim, senior ,
garrison officer of Hamburg, who
supported the Kapp dictatorship,
has fled and will be tried for high
treason when apprehended, the for
eign office advices say.
Wont In Ruhr Valley.
The gravest situation prevails at
Leipsic and in the Ruhr valley.
Fighting continues at Leipsic,
neither of the contending, factions
having gained the upper hand.
There has been much Iosb of life
and the workers are resisting bit
terly. At the foreign office today the
view was that while the German
situation was grave, it might have
been exaggerated by the official
German news agenriKi and also by
the government with the view of
obtaining a delay in disarmament
and the retention of a larger army
than Is provided for by the peace
treaty, which stipulates tbat the
army is to be reduced to 200,000
men bv April 10, and to 100.000 by
July 10.
Refuse Ministry Places.
Three portfolios in the new cab
inet have been offered to the inde
pendent socialists, who have refus
ed them asking for greater repre
sentation in the ministry.
The foreign office advices de
clare the Ebert government appar
ently is convinced that collabora
tion by the socialists Is indispensa
ble but that the latter are placing
such a price upon it as to make
such collaboration virtually impos
Coblenz, March 20. A special
train made up by local German au-
tborities at the direction of Ameri
can army officers, left this city at
2:15 o'clock this morning for Leip
sic to bring out 200 American and
allied business men who are strand
ed there and reported in danger.
The train, will reach Leipsic this"
afternoon and is due to return here .
tomorrow night.
Newport News, Va., March 20.
The super-dreadnaaght Maryland,
designed a the most powerful bat
tleship m the world, vas launche4
here today with Mrs. E. Brooke
Lee; wife of the comptroller ot the
state of Maryland as sponsor.
Secretary Daniels. Governor
Ritchie ot Maryland, and a number
of other naval officials and state of
fleers, attended the launching,
which was the first public one -held
here since the United Stale
entered the war. .

xml | txt