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m 3DELIGAIS m Estimate for Annual Budget of League of Nations WASHINGTON. —Senator Spencer of Missouri read into the Congressional Record recently an estimate of the annual budget of the League of Nations, prepared by F. A. Dolph of Washington at the request of the American Agricultural association. Mr. Dolph says in part: “I concede that I have no data or Information as to the cost of commis sions to return with proper pomp and ceremonial to his Britannic majesty the skull of the sultan of Mikwawa, nor to return to his majesty the king Df the Hejaz the Koran of the caliph of Othman, nor the return of the leaves of the triptych of the mystic lamb. “I have, however, with some pa tience and industry, listed the 170 tribunals and commissions that are ac tually named and created by the League of Nations by the joint treaty of peace with Germany, and have made what I consider a fair estimate in each case of the employees needed to function those tribunals and commissions and attach appropriate schedules giving the detail data upon which 1 base the following general estimate. Salaries and pay roll: First class, 0,505 per sons, at SIO,OOO, $65,050,000; second class, 12,352 persons, at $5,000, $61,760,- 000; third class, 166,310 persons, at $2,000, $332,620,000. Traveling ex penses: One-third of these employees at $3,000 each $185,167,000; office rent, heat and light: $31,478,390; wear and tear, furniture and office equip ment, $18,516,700; miscellaneous: Printing, exclusive of labor, plants, furni ture, office equipment, attendance, witnesses at hearings, etc., $500,000,000; total, $1,194,591,000.” Two Decades of American Progress in Porto Rico TREMENDOUS progress has marked the first 20 years of American adminis tration in Porto Rico, in the opinion of Gov. Arthur Yager. He says: “These two decades of progress made by Porto Rico under the American flag development of the system of pul Me education. Against the public debt of $10,056,000 there have been expenditures for permanent public improvements amounting to $15,626,386 —or more than $1.50 In permanent improvements for each $1 of debt. This includes expenditures of $6,490,982 for roads and bridges, $4,218,404 for public buildings and $4,- 017,000 for an irrigation system. There has been created in Porto Rico a modern democratic school sys tem, offering free education to the children of the island. As a result, the percentage of adult illiteracy has been reduced from 79.9 in 1899 to less than 60 per cent in 1919. In 1899 there were 21,873 children attending schools as compared with 160,794 children in 1919. The immense increase in industrial business can in part be indicated by the increase in foreign business, which has risen from $17,502,103 in 1901 to $141,896,400 in 1919. Almost Forgotten Incident in Our Early History IN THE house debate over the bill (S. 2775) to promote the mining of coal, phosphate, oil, gas and sodium on the public domain Representative Ap’i tsk* of Nebraska, after referring to suggestions to the effect that these western lands really belonged to the 13 original states, which might call for the rentals, gave a list of the deposits made with the various states by the treasury under the act of June 23, 1836, as follows: Maine, $955,838.25; New Hamp shire, $669,086.79; Massachusetts, sl,- 338,173.58; Vermont, $669,086.79; Con necticut, $764,670.60; Rhode Island, $332,335.30; New York, $4,014,520.71; « New Jersey, $764,670.60; Pennsyl vania, $2,867,514.78; Delaware, $286,- 751.49; Maryland, $955,838.25; Virginia, $2,198,427.99; North Carolina, sl,- 433,757.39; South Carolina, $1,051,422.09; Georgia, $1,051,422.09; Alabama, $669,086.79; Louisiana, $477,019.14; Mississippi, $382,335.30; Tennessee, sl,- 433,757.39; Kentucky, $1,433,757.39; Ohio, $2,007,260.34; Missouri, $382,335.30; Indiana, $860,254.44; Illinois, $477,919.14; Michigan, $286,751.49; Arkansas, $286,751.49. Total, $28,101,644.91. He said that at 4 per cent the principal and interest amount to $121,000,- 000. He suggested a joint resolution calling upon the states for the return of the money, under the terms of the act. Mr. Andrews was a trifle sarcastic. There are 26 debtor states having 52 senators and 314 house members. Uncle Sam’s War on Automobile Thieves Is Now On WILL the new federal law curb the automobile thieves? At any rate the new law is now in active operation nnd federal prosecutions all over the country have been authorized from Washington. By providing heavy punish- 11 IPS B ° Q VOU WON'T I B f-1 M * S T£AL ANY' IR AUTOS I A WHILE cars stolen in 1918, according to gov ernment figures, and was second hardest hit of cities in the country. A to tal of 1,954 Chicago cars were recovered, the report adds, and Detroit alone stands above Chicago in the year’s losses. The middle West lost more than 22,000 cars by theft, and organized bands are operating in the shipment of stolen goods. Chicago got authority early to take up federal prosecutions under the new law. District Attorney Clyne opened the campaign by holding three men accused of the interstate transportation of stolen cars and recommend ing that bills of sale accompany every auto purchase, showing legal title to the car by every owner, whether the car be new or a veteran of the second hand markets. I couldn't get MOHG JsK?h 'll biluon j taken all together constitute a record, which, I believe, cannot be equaled by any people anywhere in the world in the same length of time. It is a record creditable alike to the Porto Ricans themselves and to the great free re public to which they owe allegiance.” Almost every sphere of human life and work, the governor says, has been completely metamorphosed, and prob ably the most striking evidence of these changes is shown in the public improvements of the island and the use T«' ment for interstate traffic in stolen cars, it will doubtless check local f - thieving by cutting down the market; . It also makes the business of the l “fences” exceedingly dangerous. • The new law is likely to make a lot of business for United States dis trict attorneys. The department of justice estimates that 6,500,000 cars are in use today, totaling an expendi > ture of $7,800,000,000. Chicago suffered the loss of 2,611 ARIZONA STATE MINER , , i — j Herr Hohenzollern, once emperor of the Germans, moved into his recently bought residence in Holland, the house of Doom, the other day. Some of the vans containing his belongings are here seen about to unload. MAKING THEM AMERICANS THROUGH GOOD MUSIC l'. I '*.'.'. ./ ■„./ •' ”™™™*™"™™™°™™**.. i*. . " ll°™Ti S&KagS' ' 'stfKj&f'J* : I TfflHßif|'' , *|i| nfflWWH* Wmiprn Newspaper L'nlonKßjr A novel idea in Americanization methods, sponsored by some of the leading figures in the American music world, is that of teaching aliens the love of their adopted country by means of proper music. At Greenwich house, 14 Barrow street, New York City, no less than fifteen different notionalities sing in a “melting pot.” LARGEST OF SHIPBUILDING CRANES mvmmmi wywwwWffwffP w.i ■ nn m. r- . The largest shipbuilding crane in the world, recently completed at the Philadelphia navy yard, is of the stationary pintle cantilever construction and has a working capacity of 350 gross tons. It is electrically operated. NEW YORK'S WATER GOING TO WASTE v ' : s " s iPII For the first time in 14 years, or since the dam was completed, water is flowing over the spillway of the huge Cornell dam, Croton, N. Y., which forms Croton lake, a part of the New York water supply system. With five inches of water going over the spillway, it is estimated that the city is losing about 2,000,000,000 gallons of water every 24 hours, or enough to supply Manhattan And tbs Bronx for a week. HERR HOHENZOLLERN MOVES INTO HIS NEW HOME HERE IS A REAL HERO ... ".. . _ ' ...... Henry G. Maas, third officer of the American steamship Sutherland, who dived overboard and rescued two long shoremen who had fallen into the wa ter. One man slipped from a near-by dock and the other in an effort to catch him os he fell was dragged over board. Maas jumped into the icy wa ter, held one man up with one hand and swam to the other whom he push ed against piling and held there until aid arrived. Maas, who weighs only 125 pounds, now has a record of live lives saved. Music's Great Power. “Those who think that music is one of the trifles of existence,” said Glad stone, “are in grievous error, since from the earliest times it has been one of the most potent factors for molding and forming character.” We Fancy They'd Like It. Lawn Tennis Report—“ Because the play was not spectacular, the brilliant skill was not appreciated by the ma jority of the spectators—it was as caviar before swine.” —Boston Tran script.