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I—New1 —New home of American Academy of Arts and Letters, just opened in New York. 2—Scene of million dollar lire In business district of Hamilton, O nt. 3 —U. S. S. Maryland, biggest vessel in the navy, In Miraflores lock of Panama canal. NEWS REVIEW OF | CURRENTEVENTS l Sixty-Seventh Congress Comes •| to an End After Passing Rural Credits Bill. FARM BLOC IS VICTORIOUS Ship Subsidy Measure Killed —Strange Situation Created by Harding’s World Court Proposal—Ger man Nationalists Prepar ing to Fight French— Death of W. Bourke Cockran. By EDWARD W. PICKARD PUTTING aside all partisan ship, what do you and your acquaintances really think of the achievements of the Sixty seventh congress during its last session? a..,. o WITH the passage of the rural credits bill the last session of the Sixty-seventh congress practi cally closed Its business, and when final adjournment came that measure stood out as the one big accomplish ment of the lawmakers during the en tire session. Os course, the usual sup ply bills had been put through, and one of them, for the army, unfortunately carried the usual pork feature for riv ers and harbors, despite the efforts of the administration. Congress this time has done little which it can point to with pride, and this is said without partisanship for both parties are to blame. The farm bloc, backed by Secretaries Hoover and Wallace, had Its way in the matter of farm credits legislation, for the Capper bill as passed included the Important features of the Lenroot- Anderson bill which Secretary Mellon and many members of the house bank ing and currency committee did not like. One amendment adopted by. the house extends the life of the War Finance corporation until January 31, 1924. During the debate on the meas ure Representative Burton of Ohio de nounced the plan for the formation of Intermediate credit bants attached to the federal land banks involving the use of $60,000,000 In government funds as provided in the Lenroot-Anderson part of the composite bill. Too much borrowing and too much credit had been one of the causes of the difficul ties of the farmer, he asserted. He said he spoke from experience as a banker during the war period. PRESIDENT HARDING’S pet, the ship subsidy bill, went to Its death Wednesday according to schedule. The senate voted against recommitting It, but carried the motion of Senator Ladd of North Dakota to proceed with the consideration of the house filled-milk bill, which effectually disposed of the subsidy measure. Senator Caraway of Arkansas introduced a bill which pro Tides that the shipping board shall turn over to states and municipalities any ships which the latter are willing to operate, with a view to developing trade from particular ports. He said he believed that the shipping board planned to punish senators who have been hostile to the subsidy bill by withdrawing ships from trade routes in which they are especially inter ested. INTEREST was added to the pro ceedings of the last week of con gress by the development attending the President's attempt to have the United States become a member of the per manent court of International justice organized under the auspices of the League of Nations. In a message ask ing for senate authority to act, the President pointed out that the United States had had a conspicuous part in the original conception of the court, and added that “our deliberate public opinion of today is overwhelmingly in favor of our full participation, and the attending obligations of maintenance.” Immediately the old bunch of Irrec oncilables in the senate declared their opposition to the plan, threatening a filibuster. Senator Lodge summoned the foreign relations committee to con sider it, and the committee Instead of voting addressed to the President a series of questions framed by Mr. Borah. These were embodied in this resolution: “That the President be requested to advise the committee whether he fa vors an agreement obligating all pow ers, or governments, who are signers of the protocol creating the court, to sub mit all questions about which there Is a dispute and which cannot be settled by diplomatic efforts, relative to: "(a) The Interpretation of treaties. “(b) Any question of intemational law. “(c) The existence of any fact which, If established, would constitute a breach of an international obligation. “(d) The nature or extent of repar ation to be made for the breach of an International obligation. “Secondly, if the President favors such an agreement, does he deem it advisable to communicate with the other powers to ascertain whether they are willing to obligate themselves as aforesaid? Or are they to Insist that such questions shall only be submitted in case both, or all, parties interested agree to the submission after the con troversy arises?” Thereupon It was announced at the White House that the administration would wait until the next congress met before pressing for action on the President’s request. The Democrats, meanwhile, were in high glee over the affair and hastened to take all political advantage of it. They de clared they would endeavor to force a vote on the matter before adjourn ment In order to put the senators on record. AT THIS writing It seems probable that the senate will refuse to con firm several appointments made by the President, the most important being that of James G. McNary to be con troller of the currency. There was no apparent opposition to the appoint ment of Mondell of Wyoming to be a member of the war finance corporation and that of Towner of lowa to be gov ernor of Porto Rico. Among other ap pointments of the week by the Presi dent were those of Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines as director of the veterans’ bu reau and Richard M. Tobin of San Francisco as minister to the Nether lands. Mr. Harding on Tuesday made the expected changes in his cabinet. Post master General Work was made secre tary of the interior to succeed Mr. Fall, and was himself succeeded by Harry S. New of Indiana. These nom inations the senate promptly con firmed. Chancellor cuno of Germany finds himself between the Devil and the deep sea. On one side the Socialists are pressing him to check forcible opposition to the French in i the Ruhr and to do all in his power to induce the French to withdraw, fearing that long continued occupa , tion will lead to another European 1 war. On the other side the Nation > alists, now Including the Monarchists, : are not only demanding that the oppo ! sition continue, but are organizing the ! nucleus of a national army and are ■ stirring up all kinds of trouble for the French in the Ruhr. Cuno told his cabinet that if Germany let up in her resistance to the French there prob ably would be a revolution and that it was impossible to start overtures for a settlement now. It was believed in Berlin that the government was seri ously considering the Idea of asking the United States to intervene. There is no doubt that the Nation alists, headed by Ludendorf and backed by von Hindenburg, are creating a dan gerous situation. The field marshal is quoted as having said to a meeting of the Hanover Agricultural league: “We will never forget that we are all Ger mans and must do our duty, and that, if necessary, we will fight even until the last flag is torn to pieces and the last sword-blade shattered. It is bet ter to perish in honor than to live in disgrace.” Prince Wilhelm Friedrich von Lippe was arrested in Pusseldorf by the French who said they found on him documents showing that he is a mem ber of a secret organization in the Ruhr whose mission is to foment trouble with the forces of occupation. In the process of disarming the green police the French have deported large numbers of them and have placed many of the officers under arrest. They met with the stubbornest opposition in Bochum. Both the French and the Belgians have seized large sums of German money in the occupied regions on the ground that it was sent to help in the fomenting of trouble. General Degoutte announced measures for col lecting the 40 per cent tax on Ruhr coal and said refusal to meet this obli gation would result in the court mar tial of the offenders and the seizure of coal at the mines. Shipments of coal to Holland and Switzerland are not subject to the assessment. POLAND and Lithuania agreed on a truce in their squabble over the neutral zone, but it was not very strictly observed during the week. The Poles claim to be trying to avoid any clashes and assert that German officers are leading their opponents. There are reports that the Germans in East Prussia are arming to retake Memel, and other reports that the Poles are planning to seize East Prussia. The chances for serious trouble in that region are still excellent. Elliott wadsworth is in Paris for the American treasury trying to collect the $250,000,000 due the United States for the upkeep of our army on the Rhine, and reparations commissioners of the allies, as finan cial experts, are examining the ques tion. Really there doesn’t seem much to examine, for it was agreed after the armistice that Germany should £ay the expenses of the forces of occupa tion before anything else in the way of reparations, and the allies already have collected these cost*. Czechoslovakia comes forward as the first of the conti nental European nations to plan deft-* nitely for the payment of Its war debt to the United States. In its budget for 1923 Is an item of nearly $4,000,- 000 to apply on that debt, which is es timated at about $100,000,000. Foreign Minister Benes says a commission will come to Washington soon for the pur pose of settling discrepancies, and that his country hopes to get as good terms as any allied debtor to America. That Finland also intends to pay the United States is shown by the fact that Dr. Axel Leonard, the Finnish minister in Washington, has begun pre liminary conversations with Secretary of the Treasury Mellon on the matter ' of refunding Finland’s debt, which amounts to more than $8,000,00(1. “'’th $1,150,000 of accrued interest. BY AN order of the federal railroad labor board issued Wednesday, wage increases of two cents an hour were awarded to 65,000 railway freight handlers and laborers and the eight hour day was restored to all of the 321,000 members of the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Em ployees. The decision disposed of the last of a batch of wage eases that had been pending for months, and follows one of several weeks ago, in which the board restored the eight hour day to 15,000 railway signalmen. The wage Increase amounts to half of the decrease In pay ordered by thft board last July. GOVERNOR BLAINE of Wisconsin saved the state’s National Guard from being abolished, sending to the legislature a special message praising the efficiency of the organization and urging its continuance at a strength to meet national requirements. It is interesting to note that while Senator La Follette declared his opposition to the bill abolishing the guard, Mrs. La Follette announced that she favored the measure. W BOURKE COCKRAN, congress • man from New York, died sud denly Thursday as the result of a stroke of apoplexy. The previous eve ning he had participated in a lively de bate on the farm credits bill. He cele brated his sixty-ninth birthday Wednes day. Mr. Cockran was a famous orator of the old school and the Democrats , elected him to congress several times. He was prominent in the party coun cils and was a familiar and popular figure in national conventions. In re cent years he gave the Irish people valuable help in their struggle for in dependence. THE WINSLOW MAIL. NEWS TO DATE IN PARAGRAPHS CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OF WIRES ROUND ABOUT THE WORLD. DURING THE PAST WEEK RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS CONDENSED FOR BUSY PEOPLE. WESTERN The House of the Arizona Legisla ture at Phoenix, by a vote of 22 to 22, with two members absent, defeated a resolution calling for the unqualified ratification of the Colorado river com pact. Conditions in Missouri, lowa, -Kansas and Nebraska improved during the last half of February, according to re port announced at Jefferson City, Mo., by Regional Director E. A. Logan of the United States Bureau of Agri cultural Economics. The cigarette law which in recent weeks has made Utah famous has been so amended by the State Legislature as to make the measure entirely out of the “freak” class. Under the law as amended, the sale of cigarettes and the other forms of consumable tobac co is authorized under a license sys tem. But the advertising of cigarettes is prohibited and the advertising of other forms of tobacco is authorized only in newspapers. Cleopatra, unofficial custodian of a room in the federal building at Los Angeles where confiscated liquor is stored, is “a .SIO,OOO cat,” according to H. H. Dolley, chief dry enforcement agent, who said the cat saved the gov ernment at least that much in the last month. The way Cleopatra proves her worth is to catch mice which otherwise might destroy paper labels and other identification marks placed on the bot tles of liquor, Dolley said. Discussion and possible revision of the Colorado river compact will he the object of a conference of the League of the Southwest to be held at Santa Bar bara for five days early in May, it is announced by the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce. The confer ence is expected to be attended by more than 1,000 delegates, the gover nors of California, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah, Secre tary of Commerce Hoover and other cabinet officials. Eluding revenue cutters which for . days have been patrolling the heads, and dry agents who have been watch ing the coast line, a two-masted auxil iary schooner from Vancouver slipped into San Francisco bay and succeeded in landing a rich rum cargo of 1,000 cases of imported whisky, valued at SIOO,OOO. A fleet of auto trucks were waiting at Lugana cove as the schoon er, slipped in the Golden Gate and hove to close by the army transport docks. WASHINGTON The country now faces the unaccus tomed prospect of nine months with out a session of Congress. The Sixty seventh Congress has passed into his tory. Secretary of the Interior Work per formed one of his first official acts when he took over a historic piece of ground4n the states of Utah and Colo rado, set aside in a proclamation is sued by President Harding on March ■ 2, to be preserved for posterity. This ground has been designed as a nation al monument and the Indian word, “Hovenweep,” meaning “deserted val ley,” is the name that has been given it. Taxes on farm lands have more than doubled in the eight years from 1914 to 1922. A canvass of the Department of Agriculture, just completed, shows the average amount of state, county and local taxes paid by farmers throughout the country in 1922 to have been 70.9 cents, compared with 31.4 cents in 1914. Gov. Thomas W. Hardwick an nounced at Atlanta, Ga., that he would accept an appointment as special as sistant United States attorney general at the expiration of his term as gover nor of Georgia. Governor Hardwick’s term as chief executive of Georgia will expire on the fourth Wednesday in June, when he wAll be succeeded by Clifford M. Walker, who was elected in the general election last fall. Vice President Coolidge appointed the new Senate commission directed to make a broad investigation of the gold and silver industry. Senator Nichol son, Republican of Colorado, author of the original resolution, was appointed chairman, and others are Senators Od die, Republican, of Nevada; Gooding, Republican, Idaho ; Pittman, Democrat, Nevada, and Walsh, Democrat, Mon tana. A plan of vast magnitude for the consolidation of all western railroads into four systems, which would open a new era of railway development and systematize and cheapen transporta tion, was submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission recently by Hale Holden of Chicago, president of the Burlington lines. In a parting shot at the Congress which thrust him into the public eye, Manuel Herrick, the “former congres sional air daredevil,” issued a scath ing denunciation of liquor law viola tions among members of the House. FOREIGN In the House of Commons at Ottawa, Canada, Arthur Meighen, conservative leader, advocated a heavy duty on wood pulp exports as a means of con serving Canada’s wealth in natural forests. Counter-revolution is brewing ih Greece and military measures are be ing taken for fighting, according to a Brindisi dispatch to the Daily Mail in London, quoting travelers. Cannon and machine guns were said to have been mounted at strategic points in Athens. Floods and avalanches have done considerable damage throughout France and threaten to do more. The waters of the Seine have begun filter ing into some cellars in the low lying parts of Paris, but because of the im proved weather conditions it is thought that the danger of the repetition of the disaster of 191 U is past. It has been reported that the Brit ish government has formally protested on l&gal grounds against the French occupation of territories between the Rhine bridgeheads. It is learned au thoritatively, however, that no formal protest has been made, but only verbal representations through diplomatic channels, pointing out the difficulties created for the British authorities in the Rhineland. Germany’s decision not to conduct any reparations negotiations with France and Belgium or make any pay ments of any kind during military oc cupation of the Ruhr is now in effect. Answering a communication for the interallied reparations commission, the government refused to deliver fertilizer to the French and Belgians as demanded. That France fears serious trouble in the Ruhr was indicated when the cab inet decided to postpone demobiliza tion of the 1921 military class. Dis bandment of this class of reservist troops would automatically take place in April. The cabinet, however, be lieves that demobilization should be postponed until the Ruhr emergency disappears and will keep the men un der the colors until May 31. General Degoutte, the French com mander at Cologne, has notified the Reichsbank that he will not return any portion of the 12,000,800,000 markes re cently seized by the French at Cologne. It was added by General Degoutte that if the Reichsbank desired to avoid fur ther similar losses the German govern ment must meet the demands of the French for money for the requirements of the armies of occupation. GENERAL Unable to make a passing grade of seventy, all of the 430 candidates for the position of movie censor of Chicago failed in the examination, the civil service commission announced. A tornado struck St. Joseph, Mo., recently and tore east across the city, doing much damage, unroofing houses, uprooting trees, wrecking telephone wires and injuring nine persons. Harry V. Dougherty, member of a detective agency of New York City, which specializes in furnishing labor to industrial concerns, has given up his hope of helping France exploit the coal mines of the Ruhr through the medi um of American negroes. Joie W. Ray of the Illinois Athletic Club, Chicago, defatted Willie Ritola of the Finnisli-American Athletic Club of New York City by fifty yards in a 5,000-meter race at the annual track and field games of the Western Union Athletic Association at Chicago. “Chesty .Toie” finished in 14 minutes and 54 seconds. The international 500-mile automo bile race, premier event of its kind in the world, will be held at Indianapolis Memorial day, as usual, as the result of Governor McCray vetoing as uncon stitutional, a bill passed by both houses of the Indiana Legislature, which would prohibit the race. A last minute attempt to pass the bill over the governor’s veto was made in the Senate, but this failed. Sixteen Russian refugees of Admiral Stark’s command, who came to Manila from Vladivostok, and who were ar rested Feb. 26, charged with mutiny, were sentenced to terms ranging from one to five months. With the consent of the government they will be con fined in Bilibid, the Philippine insular penitentiary. A wounded and shell-shocked veter an of the World War, under an hallu cination that he was fighting off “mur dering Germans” at the Verdun front, wounded two policemen and his bro ther, and held half a hundred police men at bay for seven hours at Cleve land, Ohio, despite the barrage of pis tol shots and “tear bombs.” The insane veteran, John Weitzel, a member of the Fifth division, was finally captured. A slight earthquake was felt at El Paso recently. Buildings were slightly shaken and windows rattled, but no damage has been reported. Western Union offices report that the quake was felt as far West as Lordsburg, N. M„ as far north as Alamogordo and as far east as Sierra Blanca. Reports are that it was the most pronounced at Co lumbus and Hachita, N. M. No dam age save broken windows and falling plaster has been reported. A little group of thirty-eight soldiers lined the rails of the liner George Washington as she plowed up the bay the other day. For them whistles blew and flags waved —for them crowds on passing ferryboats cheered wildly. They were the last contingent of the American army of occupation from Coblenz —their arrival wrote an offi cial “finis” to the four-year “Watch on the Rhine.” Receivers were appointed in Federal Court at Buffalo, N. Y., for the L. R. Steel enterprises, in which the public has invested about $22,009,000. “More oxygen is to be found in the first six feet of the earth's crust than on the surface." —But who in thunder wants it then! One harmless amusement which be gins at about this time of year is try ing to notice whether the days are growing longer. In certain ways, on certain days, this old world is getting better and better. On other days you wouldn't notice it so much. 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