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Sfete-Wide Campaign Notorious Film Come
For Cotton Market-1 dian Shocked by An
f mg Association is noimcement of Will
Going Over the Top Hays
Columbia, April' !'??The enthu
. t&xsra for cooperative 'marketing
"?Vilich has been sweeping over
?-"the Pee Dec section of the state
' - for sometime has at last reached
Los Angeles. April If?Absolute
sib-nee prevails pending further
developments in the avowed policy
respecting Fatly Arbuckle. whose
contracts have been canceled and
the Piedmont Sectio:, and reports j-finished screen plays withdrawn, ;
from ?>aat great section today indi- : according to announcement of j
cute that it is literally on lire with jAVHl Hays, the head of the motion j
? producers assciation/'Gos'n" >
Arbuckle's only comment
informed of the announce-!
. cnfthirsiasm for the cooi>erative ? pictur
marketing of roil on. was
Mayor W. Alkvn. of Easley. when
this morning issued .?! p.oclama- mcnt.
f.ion calling on. y wry store in Fas-' ' -
Uy t?? close on Tu. ^.ay. April 25. ? Will Havs Makes Announce
" . in accordance with the governor's;
- . proclamation and observe that day
. . / which has been s.et aside as "Co- ?
operation day," i:v canvassing f\>r '
>igtiature's to the "'.cotton contract.,
$ . Arrangemcnis have also been ;
f. - - mode for a tour of the county:
- ' Saturday and eighteen automobiles
?' will leave I-Z ^/ y Saturday morn- .
jj , ittg. headed by a-"bra a; band. The .
" prpcessjon will wind up with
- rally in the court house at
ens Saturday afternoon.
?The A: detson Chamber of Com
'.' meree arid busi?e'ss men will give
^big. barbecue a? Anderson Satur
-4-??y.at which a?; addrfss will be
.I22.de, by J. 1>. Gogh Ian. a Tex;is
? ?-??"-farmer v.-b.o will explain the work
SZC'isgsZoi the Texas Cooperative As
.^cltitltm and v. ill'"-/ how much
l^F^SS&e^- he has made, ?frum joining
^Z'Xlivr ;?Wut:iai:?:i.
?'H^'^Tiiv "hu siess ? ir.en of La*irons;
[jr7^^U~rr-~ a barbecue at Laurcns
j"d^W^?v ":"1 :v-r' Coghla.n wiil be
'L ?w^^principal speaker there also.
"T^SSe 'directors' of hie Farm Kani:
v J^oT^t. ' George ? vv ted unanimously
'. ? to^-closc their' j/auk on Tuesday
: '''Zg&'X. every ofitcer and employee
-? '^fT director of' the bank will go
"... ?ut^atul canvas for -.contracts that
^j[biv. .Horchester county has al
ready signed .up 50 per cent of
its.;.crop. Calhoim county which
rgrew"39,000 -bales of cotton in 1919
.hafi already sign?si up over 22.<>m,
bales and a telegram from .1. A.
-Murray, well known St. Matthews
banker this morning. said that
the "farmers were still coming in
and sign-'ng.
- Nearly c -'rybody down here is
mcnt in New York Affect- j
inir Nearly Ten Thousand
New York, April IS.?Cancella
tion of all contracts for the show- .
imr of films in which Roscoe C. j
(Fatty) Arbuckle appears, was an-'
liounced tonight by Will H. Hays, j
head of the Motion Picture Pro-!
i ? t '
a bsg M.lueer.- association. This action, hej
isaid, affected nearly 10,000 con-!
! tracts.
[ "After consultation with Mr. ;
pNicii?laS Schehck. representing Mr. j
j Joseph Seheuek. the prdduceijs, and I
.Mr. Adolph Zukor and Mr. La< k>\ j
, of the Fambus Flayers Lasky cor-1
; poration, the distribut6rs." Mr.
Hays' statement said. "1 will state,
that at my request they have can- j
celled all showings and all book
ings of the Arbuckle films. They j
j do this that the whole matter may :
I have the consideration that its im-!
portancc warrants and the action
?.is taken notwithstanding, the fact;
; that they had nearly 10.000 con-'
tracts in force for the Arbuckle
j pictures."
When Mr. Zukor was asked if i
: the action of the producers' asso- !
.eiatb'n had removed Arbuckle defi- !
i hlte.ly from the list of screen stars/
he replied:
"We simjply left the matter in the
hands of Mr. Hays. It is up to j
him te decide in the future wheth
er it will.be proper to reintroducc !
the Arbuckle pictures." .
Mr; Zukor said recently that .
three A*rouckle feature comedies
had been completed before the ar- |
-.is * the Message that ! rest, of the comedian on charges:
ctrme from Kingstrec this morning
growing out of the death of Miss
Virginia Rappe. The.producer an
nounced shortly after Arbuckle's.
acquittal that one of Jim films
would be released as a "test" o? ?
public opinion.
, Gev. Cooper Sends Invitation;
to Organization to Meet in j
South Carolina Next
i Hundreds of Negroes Ma
i rooned Near Cairo, Illinois
Cairo. III., April 19?The steam-:
'.er Three States left here today for:
{the Dog Tooth Fend district, be- ?
: tween Cairo and Fayville. Ind..
Columb;a, April ' 19.?Governor
Cooper Tuesday aft^npon sent to
. Greenville an.-official- invitation to
the National Good E?ku1s' Associa
tion to hold its 1923 convention in j v.-here a hundred and fifty ne
tins x,tate. The .Greenville Chamber j groo:> are marooned by flood waters j
of Commerce is sending a delcga- : of the M: sissippi river. Several
tion of three members to Phoenix, i families arc in a famished con- ;
. Aji/c.. to the 1922 /good roads con- \ dition. Refugee camps have been!
?yention. with ah Invitation for that [ established at Cairo. Shipments
.organization to -meet - in Greenville . of army supplies are arriving here!
rext year. The governor's invita-'i for relief 0f Hood sufferers,
tion writ l>e taken along with ttiei ? ? ^
Greenville invitation/the governor's } ^Trrr>t\yr a 1VTC? TXT
being on behalf oS? the 'stale. jIxX/JtiXVlAiNO 111
Delegates at Genoa Divided |
On Russo-German Treaty
c.ciKiH, April 20.?The German j
delegates' are divided on form <??'
the reply to be made t<> Lloyd
George's ultimatum. They will 1
either withdraw the Russo-German
treaty or accept the pealty of di.s- ;
barment from the conferences for
the discussion of the Russian ques
tion. No reply is expected before
tonight: The Russians say tie
treaty must stand.
FJoyd Glotzhach Seeks Di
vorce From Opero Singer
San Francisco. April 20?Floyd
Glotzbach will, tile a suit for <li
vorce from Madame Margaret Mat
zenaur, the tioptratto. in the su
]*eribr court here according to his
attorney. Clot^?aeh says he will
return to the Pac/ic coast and re
sume his former 'occupation as
chauffer. be< ausc he was no lady's
maid. i
Weli-Known Collegian Msle Quartet
Here at Chautanqua
The well-known Coiicrian Male Quarrel will be one of the pnpular attrac
tions at the emihg Redpaih ('li:;ut:i;?qua ir re. The members of this notable
7rg23lzat*o;; me exception:'! sii'gers. hut th y are also splendidly accomplished
IS a brn?< quartet. Th*\\' have inni loi:.^ exi^erieiice together and their en
semb*e sin$nS and {.iaym? are exceptional. They arc capital entertainers
md the *>regT:'!!!!?? pres??nte?l by tltet? *ir?? sure ??? '>?? ?< ?nas:cal and entertafn
neut trer.t, whhli will l?e U?:tg ; e:... ,1-e.i by Chautauqua aird;e:ices.
Former President Is
sues Statement De
nying' Authorship of j
Letter Attributed to j
Him by Reed's Cam-1
paign. Manager
St. Louis. April IS.?Wood row
Wilson, forrhcr president, in a let
ter last night, denied a statement
printed recently in The Globe Dem- '
ocrat that he ha*l thanked Senator j
James A, Reed, Democratic candi
date for nomination and reelection. '
for "great service which the s'ena- I
tor rendered hint in perfecting and j
passing the federal reserve bill.*' I
The statement was issued by Lee !
Meriwether. attorney and support-j
er of Reed here
Accompanying Mr. Wilson's let- i
tor. The Globe Democrat prints an- I
other from Scnatro Reed in which i
a purported copy of the letter from j
Wilson to Reed is given. Tin- let-i
tcr from the former president Col- i
"I note in your issue of April 12 j
that one Lee Meriwether is quoted
as saying that he hail seen a letter
from me to Senator Reed 'warm
ly thanking him for the great sen- I
vice the senator rendered In per- j
footing and passing the federal re-i
serve bill.' I have no recollection j
of ever having written any si;< ;i '
letter. On tite contrary. 1 clearly
remember that Mr. Reed, as a!
member of the committee on bank- ;
ing and currency, interposed every i
possible objection to the comple
tion and adoption of the bill. His ?
objections, indeed, were so many,
so varied and su inconsistent with j
one another that 1 recall speak- i
ing to him about them in conver
sation. Having spoken of reading i
a certain, parody oi -i well known!
novel. I told him tha; his course in
the committee reminded me of the I
conduct of the hero in that parody, ,'
who. when rejected by the heroine, I
rushed from the house., mounted j
several horses and rode off in every ;
"Statements such :is tie- one:
quoted from Mr. Meriwether ap
pear to be intended to create the!
impression that .Mr. Reed and I
have held the same principles, and '
advocated the same policies, and ;
that he is entitled to and may be ;
assumed to have my indorsement
as a candidate for reelection ;<? th
senate. This is far from the being I
the case. To those who have]
closely observed Mr. Reeds career
in Washington he has shown
himself incapable of sustained al- ;
legiance to any person or any eattSe.
Re lias repeatedly forfeited any;
< l;>im to my confidence that he may
ever have been supposed to have, j
and I shall never willingly eon
sent to any further association !
with him.
"I beg that you will do mc the j
courtesy to publish this letter.
"Very truly yours.
"Woodrow Wilson." i
A letter and statement given to
a Washington representative of The ;
Globe Democrat by Senator Reed
says in part:
"I did, have a difference with the;
president, entirely good nature:!,
over the federal reserve bank bill. '
The kernel of the controversy was
that the president insisted thai the]
bill, which had originated in and
been passed by the house, should I
be reported out of the senate com- \\
mittcc and passed very speedily,]
without giving an opportunity fori
hearing.-. I insisted that hearings
?should be granted and they were!
granted. As a result of the hear-j
ings. the bill was amended bun-!
dreds of times."
Meriwether today repeated his
statement that he had seen a copy ',
of a P iter by former President i
Wilson praising Reed's attitude on ?
the federal reserve bill.
Meriwetln r ;-sid he had also seen
a letter from William McAdoo. j
son-in-law of Wilson, written when j
McAdoo was secretary of the treas
ury, commending Reed's work on
the federal reserve bill.
Meriwether's statement follows: ]
"When tin- league of nations]
fight was on in lf?10. and while
there was much criticism of Sen
ator Reed in public prints because j
of his opposition to the league pact.
I asked Senator Reed what he had.
to say in reply m the charge that I
hc# was always knocking the.
"The senator mentioned several!
important measures in which he I
had cooperated with the president.!
one of the measure being the fed-i
eral reserve act.
"lie called his secretary, Don
Hunt, and told him to "show Mori- i
wether those letters.'
"In substantiation of Senator .
Reed's claim that he had received !
the approbation of the president
for his work on the federal re
si rve bill. Hunt pro?!med from
she senator's tiies first a letter'
from Secretary of the Treasury ?
McAdoo. in which McAdoo ver,\
warmly commended and thanked !
Senator Reed for the work he bud j
done in perfecting the federal re?j
serve bill, Muni then produced an
other letter of the same general j
pi:rjM?s,- ?v-rittvll ?>o \N* Iii:.- Jlou>.
stationery and signed by Wood
row Wilson.
"I made the same statement in a
speech before l"."v" people .-h the
coliseum during thy league oi na
tions light and I \\a< never ehal-?'?
longed iron; any source."
Washington. April IN. -lieelar.
in;; thai "those who knew the
amiable and polite Wilson of 1 *? i
will hardly . re.lit him with having I
personallv insulted :i senaltv repro
*enting a great state, however
humble that senator may be." Sen
at*??" Reed ( Democrat) ol .Missouri,
in ;i formal statement today as
serted the l orrio-j" p:-,->i<!--nt "> reo- ;
Storehouse of W a r
Material Blows Up
Causing- the Death
Hundreds of Sol
diers and Children
Athens, April 20?Saloniki ad
vices report great loss of lit"'- as ihr
result of on explosion of war mater
ial near the Saloniki railway sta
tion; Hundreds of children were
buried in tin- ruins of a church on
which tin- shells fell. It is believed
< ightccn hundred soldiers were bur
ied in the ruins of tin- baraeks.
-? + ?? -
Senate Committee Recom
mends Three Year Exten
sion as to Immigration
Washington. April 20 (Capital
News Service).?The United Slates
'senate, through its committee on
the subject, has favorably consider
ed the plan to extend for three
years from July the present so-colf
ed 3 per rent quota law, by which
(he number of immigrants admit
ted to ;his country in one year can
be hut '?> per cent of tin- number
of nationals of, any country al
ready here.
A proppsal by Senator Harris to
bar all immigrai ion for five year
was defeated, *; to 3. while another
aniendmem by the Georgia senator
to require immigrants to use
American ships lost, <; to i'.
The committee vote on reporting
the amended house l-111 was G to 3.
five republicans being joined by
Senator Harris in supporting the
measure while Senators Sterling,
republican. South Dakota: Harri
son, democrat. Mississippi: and
Watson, democrat. Georgia; voted
against reporting the measure.
The man who gets to the top;
does it by staying oh the level.
ollcction was sadly deficient" in
his letter- to til" St. Louis Globe
Democrat saying the Missouri sen
ator had opposed passage of the
federal reserve act.
"Those who know n;(- v., II." Smi
ator Reed's statement added, "will
scarcely believe that I would tame
ly submit to a ^va^^ insult even
from so great a man as Mr.*Wil
son was at that time."
"Any controversy with former;
President Wilson under existing
circumstances is necessarily pair.-!
ful.*J continued the senator, "but,
ass much as I regret the necessity, i
f. nevertheless feel that the public j
is entitled to know the truth ami
the whole truth." i
Senator Reed challenged Hi" in
terpretation placed by Mr. Wilson
in his letter to the St. Louis news
paper to the eitert thai a letter
written by L?-e Meriwether, a
friend of Senator Reed's, convey
ed the impression (hat Mr. Wilson
and Mr. Reed held the .'aim prin
clples and policies.
"A mere reading will convince
any candid mind that the Meri
wether article was not 'intended'1
to create 'he impression that Form
er President Wilson and myself
held the same ideals or that I was
claiming to have his indorsement,"
said Mr. Reed. "Oil the contrary,
the Meriwether article plainly sets
forth that I had differed from th
pre.- id' r:t on many occasions and
that I had pursued an independent
Senator Reed recalled I he let - '
tor written by Mr. Wilson in \'?']'?>
to sustain Mr. Meriwether's con
tention that the former president
had commended him for his legis
lative service in connection with!
the federal reserve act. He add
ed that "in this respect Mr. Wil
son's recollection is sadly deficient." ;
"Mr. Wilson states that I inter-:
posed everv possible object ion to 1
the completion and adoption of the |
banking currency bill." Senatoi
Reed continued. "The fact is the
principal dispute between the
president anfl myself regarding;
thai bill arose ove? the question
whether the financial and business
interests of ;h< county should be
given the privilege of coming be
fore the senate banking commit
tee and express thel; views regard
in.ur the pending legislation. At
this tini" the national banks were
almost in revolt. .Many of them
were preparing to surrender thtrirl
charters. I insisted upon hearings.]
As a result of these hearings and
discussion in Hm Democratic cau
cus and in the senate, the bill was
amended "?Ol times. The chairman
of the committee, who opposed
hearings, offered L'.'M of these
amendments. The bill was amend
ed in committee a total of :> l"
times, in the caucus a large number
of times and :rs it finally passed the
s?-nat?' only US 3 lines of the orig
inal L'.'-eu remained intact and un
"I helped to ma ke 1lms;
changes. And \\ 11? ? n the bill came
before iii<- senate I defended it nit
on t!-..- floor. Alter the bill had
been amended. President Wilson
pronounced it the best piece Of leg
islation adopted in years. The
DeiiVdcratJc campaign hook of rt'*iO
declares that the bill was opposed
by the Republicans and refers to
ii as bt-in.i; "revised .ia?I strengthen
ed in the s- na-te comrjuit??e on
I ?a nk ing arid enrrvm y.'
"Mr. WiNon declares that h
i ol.I me that I r?M?iind?-d him of a a
individual who tr.ounted several
hol.-?.; and rode off in e\"< ry. Again
the ? S pre ident's ree.dleetion i-? i-i
error. .I'usi ;r~ In; has <?? >mpie:. i.
forgo:;, ti a letter \. Ivb b he did
vvrii.-. lie iN-iiieiitfe-rs ;i conversa
tion vv hieb neVel' look place." I
Alii e d G o v ern me n t s
Notified That Re
funding Commis
sion is Ready to Re
gin Negotiations for
Washing! on. April 20- The
lied governments to which I he Uni
ted States extended loans during
the war have been advised by !In
stall- department that the Ameri
can debt refunding 'commission is
prepared to begin negotiations for
the conversion of the various loans,
amounting t<> eleven billion dollars
into long 11m<- seeurit i*-.-.
Effort to He Made to Tighten
Port Restrictions
Washington. April lit.?The fed
eral government in enforcing pro
hibition would close its ports to the
extent of prohibiting the transit in
bond through the country or even
the transfer from one ship to.an
other in any of its harbors of li
quor intended for'consumption as a
beverage in n. foreign country!
Judge Goff. assistant lo ihe attor
ney general, declared today in
arguing cases in the supreme
The cases hw.oI.vc ;i shipment
from Canada to Mexico by Hiram
Walker & Sons of intoxicating li
quor to be transshipped in bond
from Detroil to Xew Orleans, and
a shipment of liquor by the Anchor j
[ine from Scotland to Bermuda by j
transfer from one British ves
sel to another in Xew York har
.Judge floff explained that in the
former ease the United States dis,- !
trict court at Detroit had held that |
both tlm treaty with Great Britain'
and the revised statutes, notwith-!
standing the I.St)i amendment and
the Volstead act. 1ih<1 authorized I
such shipments, but the Unitedi
States district court at Xew !fork '
in the matter of the transfer had
held that both the revised statutes')
and the treaty with Great Britain
which authorized tlm transit of in
toxicating liquor had been r; pealed
and abrogated, respectively.
It is the purpose of the govern-;
irmrit in pressing thy cases to pre
vent both the transshipments and
transfer of honor. Judge GofC stat
?d. because of the large amount
which while in trans-it is either"!
, pilfered or divert cd.
'?The United States exerted its!
sovereign power and withdrew it.s |
protection and its recognition of Ii-I
qtior as a commodity of commerce,*' i
Judge GofC said, adding that the;
government insisted the language j
of the l8to amendment included'
the transit of liquor in bond in the]
United States.
All transportation within thej
jurisdiction of the United States ofi
liquor for beveragu purposes is:
prohibited. Congress had refused
the protection of the government j
to iiqu.-.r intended for beverage;
purposes, he added, no matter i
whether destined to citizens of this!
country or to persons in other!
countries. A commodity must be)
capable of being imported before]
it can be admitted. Judge Go.T
c/rgued, even to the extent of being
transferred from one ship to an
Justice Van Devanter and Justice I
Me Reynolds suggested that if con-,
gross had prohibited lim exporta
tion of liquor by citizens of ;iv
United Suites the transit in bund;
or the transfer in bond within;
this country for the benefit of for
eigners probably was not intended, i
Counsel for the shippers insisted
that the Detroit decision should be
sustained, contending that not
withstanding the opinions ex
pressed l.?y President Cleveland and]
Harrison that the section of the-i
British treaty in question had been!
abrogated ii remained in force; that]
the leaks and pilfering had been]
overemphasized by the government!
and that as the United States was ?
a large exporting nation consider- j
ation should be given to maintain-j
ing friendly relations with foreign j
uat ions.
Tin y also referred to the "'insta
bility'' oi prohibition, counsel for
the Anchor line asserting that the'
construction asked by the govern
ment would impose a "severe
strain*' upon the t-Sth amendment.]
Treasury Faces a Deficit of I
Over Three Hundred Fifty
Million Dollars?Addition- j
al Taxes Must Be Levied
Washington. Aprii '1') -The levy-j
ing of additional taxes probably will
l>- necessary to meet a delicit of
over three hundred and fifty mil-,
lion dollar: forecast for the liscal
war | :??_?:;.
Women Participate in State
Convention Tor First Time
Kab-igh. April :i" - With women
participating for tlm first time the
democratic state convention con ?
veiled today. The adoption of a;
platform was t he principal business-j
with It. pi - s. !u;i 11\L*ou deli'Ver-a
\nii the keynote speech. '
Earding Credited with
Victory in House
Over Little Navy
Washington. April !?.?-By th<3
margin of 7! voles the house to
night broke away from its own
leadership, stood behind the presi
dent and passed ; 11-? !:?:.':; naval ap
propriation bill with an amend
nient fixing the enlisted personnel
at Ml.(Km.
The vote on the McArthur
Vare amendment, the big point in
dispute, which increased the man
force from 67.Ot.Mj as provided iri
lie- bill, was 221 to 148. with two
members answering present. Nine
ty Republicans voted against the
$6-000 amendmenl with is Demo
crats supporting it.
A bare hand clap of two greeted
the announcement by the speaker.
The galleries, half deserted, made
no attempt ;it a demonstration;
With the fighting section out of
the way the bill was put on its pas
sage and went through. 27!? to 7s
As amended, the measure car-'
ricd a total of $231,269,000, or
about ?> l s.i.ojn.fKoi more than the
total fixed by the appropriations
committee, which framed it. It
goes now to the senate, with the
charge by Chairman Kelley of the
naval appropriations subcommit
tee that many millions will be add
ed arid which tin- bouse will be
asked to add "had not the big
navy men changed front a: the
As compared with tin- Repub
lican's who voted against the
amendment. 17:) Republicans voted
for it. while 1'J others were pair
ed for it.
As against the LS Democrats who
voted for the amendment. 37
Democrats voted against it. while
14 others wer?- paired against it.
Except on two occasions today
the bill sailed along through unruf
fled seas. Once, however, ('hair
man Kelley broke loose in what
members characterized as ;i vicious
attack on tile "navy yard combina
tion." charging that despite the
arms conferonco there were still
demands from navy yard and naval
project districts for more money
than was carried in the bill.
Starting in the .Massachusetts
village of Snuantum. where de
stroyers were built during the war,
Mr. Kelley. in a picture of "the
plea for more." jumped across
Wc.-i Virginia, with its armor plate
factory, to the South Atlantic coast
across to Xew Orleans, and then to
California and up the West coast.
The house was in a tumult as he
declared that everywhere the feel
ing seemed to be that the pur
pose of the arms conference was
to build up and provide more work
for the government plants.
Ha if a do/.en members were
drawn into the fight. Representa
tive Duprc i Democrat) of Louis
iana declaring Chairman Kelley
had proved himself "a naval wreck
er." The battle raged for 'en min
The oilier ?'dash developed when
Mr. Kelley presented a letter re
ceived today from Secretary Den
by in reply to one for information,
in which it was stated that, "the
added cost to the blil through in
creasing the enlisted force by 10,
OOU men would be around $40.000,
Mr. Denby explained that in
creases already pul into the bill
provided for pay and subsistence of
tin- larger personnel, that no ad
dition for clothing would be need
ed ami that the item for trans
portation and recruiting ought to
be increased by $0,000,000.
"While '.lose increases are the
only ones involving personnel,"
:lie secretary wrote, "the depart
ment is of the opinion that the ap
propriations recommended by the
committee for the maintenance of
the material of tile navy are whol
ly inadequate lo maintain its effi
ciency and to permit ii.io carry en
its dmies. This is true whether
tite ships in commission are those
covered by tlie committee's distri
bution for G7.000 men or tin de
partments proposed distribution for
Xtf.aOiv*' as already submitted to the
Mr. Denby*s increases included:
Engineering, $ construc
tion and repair. ?4.241.000: ordn
ance. -51.200.000: supplies and ac
counts. $600.000: fuel and trans
portation. $'3,8-94.000: and yards
and docks. $1,230.000.
Chairman Madden of the appro
priations committee declared that
tie- cost of the increase would
reach $60.000.000 ami Chairman
Kelley asserted it would run beyond
Xo ro!! ??.ill was demanded and
tie- Swim; amend mom increasing
from approximately $13AH>o.oOO ;(,
$19.000.000 the pay for officers and
men was adopted.
Supporting the S6.O00 program.
Representative Reed (Republican)
<>t' Xew Vork referred to the refus
al of the sub-committee to accept
the views of naval expert's. "You
accepted their word for it in time
<>r war." he shouted "but you
won't m? it now."
In reply to Representative Vaile
(Republican! ot Colorado, who bait
declared the W est would not stand
for an American navy inferior U
Japan's. Representative Byrnes oi
South Carolina, a Democrat on the
sub-committiee in charge of the
hilf, insisted the American Heel with
s?;.ooM :-u-,i would not only i?e .-u
perior r > the Japanese navy, but
would have more ships in commis
sion than (I real Britain.
Quotin? llgutvs mad.- public. he
said, by the tirst lord of the British
admiralty. Mr. Byrnes declared
England w on!.; k?*?-p I.". instead of
In capital ships in active-service-.
-'I'lie foiled sj'.iNs will h.-iVe
Continuous Rifle and
Machine Gun Fire
Prevailed Through
out the Night
Dublin. April 20?Last nigh;
w.'js tlx- worst Dublin has experi
enced since Easter. Continuous
rifle and machine gun fire and the
noise of military lorries rushing to
the relief of places attacked, kept
tin- residents awake.
Snipinjr Continues To-d?y?
Death Roll of Eight Since
Belfast. April 20.?Sniping was
renewed on tin- Short Strand, the
scene of last night's fierce riot.
Two wer?- wounded. .Mary Kec
han. who was shot yesterday is
dead, bringing the death roll since
Tuesday up to eight.
Mississippi River Flood Eat
ing Away the Levees Above
j Memphis
Memphis. April Ifh?Serious cav
! ing of the shore line of tin- Mis
issippi river seven miles south of
: Hick man. Ky.. early today, in
which about ?;u feet of the river
i bank outside of the Reelfoot levee
? dropped into the river, bringing
the Hood water against the em
bankments at that point, and the
j fight which is being made three
miles south of Arkansas City,
I Ark., to save the levee of Fulton
: lake were the outstanding features
today in the battle engineers are
waging to protect the lands in the
central stretches of the river from
No trouble was reported at other
points. '
Tlm caving below Hiekman which
began during tin- night was caused
by the undermining of the river
banks outside the Kelefoot levee.
As soon as caving began construc
tion of a rear levee of heavy tim
bers and sand bags was begun and
engineers exprses the belief that
the levee at this point will hold un
less the foundations are undermin
ed by the current.
A bn.-ak at this point would
overflow thousands of acres of rich
farm land in Lake county. Term.,
and would result in the inunda
tion of all low hinds between
Hickmaj), Ky.. and Tiptonville,
Another weak point in the levco
17 miles south of Hiekman wa's re
ported hate today, but a barricade
of timbers is being built back of
the levee and further trouble to
night is not expected.
South of Arkansas City more
than 1.000 men are at work in the
effort to save the levee and reports
from there tonight say the situa
tion there is serious, although the
levee board engineers still are con
fident that a break can be pre
vented. The low places over which
the water is said to be Bowing at
several points are being stopped.
Levees to Be
Washington. April 2U?Four mil
lion sand bags have been rushed
to points along the Mississippi riv
er where water was reaching unpre
cedented stages and causing serious
damage to property.
three more battleships. HJ more
submarines and 43 more destroy
ers in commission." he added,
?'than Great Britain with its ?treaty'
Because of the conference. Rep
resentative -Johnson (Republican)
of Washington, said there was no
light this year over ;i building pro
? gra m.
"But there has been staged
here." he declared, "a great spec
tacle for the benefit of the coun
try over 11J.?0U men." said Mr.
Johnson. "I have never been for
a small navy or arm:.-. But 1 do
hope that whatever ships we have
won't be tin can ships with cheap
men aboard."
Near the close of debate ('hair
man Kelly presented a letter from
Secretary Iknby. sent in reply to
one by him, saying the increased
cost to the navy through the .'id
clitioii of iy.000 enlisted men was
$*>!?.S 1 iJ.000.
There was a squabble before the
letter was read while Mr. Kelly
was discussing .some of its detail:'-,
during which Chairman Madden oi
the appropriations: committee, n -
iterated that the cost would ex
The letter set forth increases for
various bureaus, including about
> i.n.ni.eioi for fuel. In a final word
to the house Mr. Kelley declared
that if the Stf.uOO enlisted figure
stood next year, the navy cost in
cluding completion of construction
would reach ?401.000.00?, "greater
than now und two years after an
international agreement to settle
[uestions without arms.
"That I submit." he added. "i<
i tremendously slow method of
lifting tin- tax front the people of
he world."
Representative Vare ( Repubit
ran) of Pennsylvania got th. floor,
but could not make himself heard
;tbove the demand for ;i vote.
Braving the storm. Representa
tive lrpshaw (Democrat) oi Geor
?ia also attempted to speak, but
nobody paid attention. and few
?ould hear. The evidence that the
?>use was worn out b> the talk
..?pi other inemWrs off their feet
Meeting Threatened ?
With Complete Dis
ruption by Alliance
of Germany a n &
Genoa. April 19 (By the Asso
ciated Press).?The German dele
prates and exports have not yet beer?
able to had a formula whereby to
compromise with the entente pow
; eis. without sacrificing the Ruv.-o
Gerinan treaty, although they were
ia session to a very late hour to-*
night. Efforts are being made Co
have the conference formulate' a.
Russian policy in which the Kusse
German treaty can be absorbed,
thus giving it the stamp of confer
ence approval and removing the
cause of hard feeling.
Th<=* piain language of Premier.
Lloyd George to the German state.*?-'
men today over the treaty incident,
which at one time threatened to
disrupt th?* economic conference,
: was believed to have cleared the*
political atmosphere, but as neith
er the German reply to the allies
' nor the Russian reply regarding ac
ceptance of the conditions for the
restoration of Russia was forth
coming, the situation i: still con
sidered critical.
Some of the neutrals described
the Germans as embarrassed as to.
how to find a way out of the diffi
culty. Meantime the work of the
conference is blocked. The neu
tral states have otlicially insisted
that the agenda of the conferer
be discussed in the commissions
ami not in private conversations
anomg the chief delegates. To this
the leaders rejoin that prelimin
ary meeting* are advisable in order>
to expedite the labors of the con
It is expected that once the Rus
' so-German controversy is disposed
of the machinery of the confer
ence will resume operations. The
announcement that J. P. Morgan
will join the group of bankers to
discuss the possibility of floating an
internatinoal loan for Germany ha*
created our optimistic feeling for ?
the future finances of Europe.
M. Barthou of the French dele
gation tonight declared that Pre-."
mier Lloyd George had adopted a
j strong attitude at today's meeting
' with the German foreign minister.
Dr. Rathenau. M. Barthou. who is?
kept closely informed as to what
Mr. Lloyd George is doing, said" .
there was no room for equivocation
on the part of Germany, there waa
no middle course. If the German?
; insisted on maintaining the tre*tf,
: the French could not dear'wlth
them on any of the commissions
j concerning Russia.
"The most complete accord exists
between France and England on
the question involved," he added.
The opinion was expressed f?
! French circles tonight that the Ger
j mans zrv anxious to lind a way of
settlement which will keep them
active members of the conference.
Paris. April 13 (By the Asso
ciated Press).?The treaty between
; Germany and Russia signed at
\ Rapallo last Sunday probably will.
' be formally placed before th<^
reparations commission on next
: Friday when the commission will
begin an inquiry to determine
whether the agreement conflicts
with the treaty of Versailles.
In commission circles this even
ing it was pointed out ilurt" the
commission probably would decide
thai the Rapallo pact was in di
rect violation of Article IMS of Xh%
Versailles treaty. This article in
et"ect gives the commission first
lien on all assets of the German
While the members of the com
mission refrained from formally
commenting upon the agree
ment, the general feeling was that
agreement ought to have been suu
1 mittcd to commission for approval.
It was considered probable thafr
the commission would demand in
a note to the German government
?submission of the treaty.
The unofficial view was thai
Germany had violated Article 24$
of the treaty of Versailles by ap
plying her assets or resources to
purpose? other than reparations.
it has been suggested by some
experts that the Rapallo agree
ment might prove a good thing in
that it might increase the applying
capacity of Germany, but from ?<?
political standpoint the effect of its
signing was cosnidered as very bad.
On tlte other hand, it has been
pointed out that Germany under
the treaty with Russia gives up
reparation claims of between I5y
?vo.004) and 20.?O?.0?O trold marks
against Russia, thereby reducing
lo r p a y i n g capacity by that
amount. The latter view is said to
be the one largely held by mem
bers of the commission.
Polish representatives have pro
tested to the commission against
the Russo-German treaty on the
ground that part of Poland whick
was included in the old Russian
empire has a substantial share in
the Russian claim against Ger
Not to Speak of Russia Af
fairs at Genoa Conference,
Genoa. April 19.?Premier Lloyd
George ha-s announced that the
Germans in the economic confer
ence have agreed to accept the
conditions bl the allies not to par*
ticipate in discussing Russian af
fairs, as a result of the Russo-Ger
man pact signed at Rapallo. He
predicted success for the confer?

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