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NEVI Y SUN VOLUME 2. NUMBER 93. THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 1919. TEN CENTS A WEEK f "i J t" f "t "f S "i President Wilson Will Invite Leading Republican Senators to Confer on the Peace Treaty and League of Nations 17 TT-n QRE1 BAIL rat r : Over W 1 I1FM(SS OfiyJ 0 iff 190,000 Cigarmakers Will Be Out All Over Country Within a Week , NEW YORK, July 16. (By United Press.) Ninety thou sand cigarmakers who are on strike or looked out throughout the country will be increased by 100,000 within a week unless a settlement is reached, union officials said today. Cooks and Stewards Called Out In Sympathy With Marine Strikers MW YORK, July 16 (By United Press.) The Marine Cooks and Stewards associations and sailor union called out their members today in a sympathetic strike with marine fire men, water tenders and oilers' union. Longshoremen have promised moral support. Legion to Observe Declare Assaults Nov. 11, Truce Day On Yank Prisoners Were Merciless NEW YORK, July 16. November , .11, the first anniversary of the sign-1 ing of the armistice, will be a day of WASHINGTON, July 16. Six for national observance by the American mer American soldiers testified today Legion, the national organization of before a special house committee in veterana of the world war, it was an- jvestigating alleged cruelties to mili- Some Britons Have Soft Snaps Details of Prohibition Enforcement Legislation Up For Consideration WASHINGTON, July 16. (By United Press.) The fate of the private stock of liquor clause of the prohibition law was considered today by the senate judiciary sub-committee fram ing the prohibition enforcement law. We w'ant to prevent the home from becoming a "speak easy," Wayne Wheeler, counsel for the Anti-Saloon league, told the committee. Senator Walsh suggested that a hundred per cent tax on liquor held in homes would be more effective than drastic prohibition of such stocks. Irish Home Rule Bill Likely to Die- It is' Said Irish Do Not Favor It ;?itONDON, July 16. (By United Press.) That the Irish home rule till, which was to become; operative mxi months after the war,, will be shelved j for? new policy, was the general opinion today, following the 2. .. 'A: '. 1 .. .. . -. . . . . . declaration m parliament last, tught bji,lird Birkenhead that a "majority of the Irish do not favor the homrule bill." 1 6 5i. Final Armed Struggle Between Allies And Hungarian Reds Foreseen Today PARIS, July 16. (By United Press.) A final armed struggle between the allies and Hungarian Reds with Vienna as supreme objective was foresoon today. The allies have reached the conclusion that Central and Southeastern Europe is menaced by the bolsheviki, it was declared today. Unless Vienna is sayed from the bolsheviki and becomes the capital of a stable government, the peace outlook will be doubtful for years to come. Marshal Foch is now collecting military in formation. Budapest dispatches today indicated that a com bined allied offensive was expected daily. Kaiserin Suffering From Heart Attack BERLIN, July 16. (By United Press.) Reports from Arongen state the kaiserin is suffering from a severe attack o heart trouble, aggravated by chills. nounced at the legion's headquarters here today. While State organizations and lo cal posts are holding celebrations, del egates will meet in the first national convention of the order at Minneapo lis to effect a permanent organiza tion. The convention dates are No vember 10, 11, and 12. The convention will be asked to set aside November 11 permanently as "American Legion Day" to commem orate America's service, in the world war. 1919 Baby Crop To Make Record tary prisoners in France declared that merciless assaults were committed without provocation on the prisoners by arrogant officers in charge of the (By United Prett.) LONDON (By Mail) Thirteen clerks to deal with a average of 40 letters a day, were among the dis coveries made by Sir John Brad- 1 l 1 I! i ii I uury s rarnameniary uommiuee, in quiring into the over-staffing of the government departments. The enor mous staffs gathered by the various departments during the war became such a scandal that th Bradbury com prison and camps, Only one of theimittee was appointed, and even after witnesses, all of whom were charged j scared officials had had time to clear witn being absent without leave, was out many of the "unnecessary arna convicted, the others having been ac quitted or the charge dismissed "The bastile," "the stockade,"! nents," there are still plenty of "lim pets" holding on to soft jo"bs. The Board of Invention and Re- "prison farm No. 2" and "St. Ann's ' searc" mentioned above, is described hotel "ako knnum i "th h.' as the worst case. The thirteen , , . nvio the places named by the witnesses , WASHINGTON, July 16. (By United Press.) President Wilson is preparing to invite a number of leading republican senators to confer with him on the peace treaty and the league of nations, while the house announced today that Wilson was understood to have started work on drafting a speech to the senate in presenting for ratification' an agreement whereby America and Britain are bound to aid France in case of unpro voked German aggression. The invitation to republican senators is a move to get them to fall in line with Wilson's new policy of making him self accessible to members of congress. It was believed he intends to take republicans into his confidence regarding the Paris pro ceedings. This seems to weaken opposition to the treaty and league of nations and prevents the issue being made a political one between republicans and democrats. The president's nation-wide tour is being held up until after his conference with senators. WASHINGTON, July 16. Amer ica's baby crop for 1919 promises to be the largest in the history of the country, according to .the annuel stir vey of the New York milk committee, jurt completed. This prediction is made in the face of a reduction of nearly 100 per cent in the excess of biHhs over deaths during 1918, as compared with 1917. Thi was caused by an unprecedented number of deaths approximating 2,- 180,000, in part due to the influenza epidemic and war conditions. Computations by the committee, based upon figures obtained from health officials in 167 of the largest American cities reveal these facts: That deaths in the United States last year increased 540,000 over 1917. This total is exclusive "of the 75,000 soldiers who gave their lives on for eign soil. - That 2,700,000 births occurred in 1918, an increase of 27,000 over the previous year. That the natural national increase in population is estimated at 450,000, compared with 1,000,000 in 1917. That the general infant mortality rate, founded upon reports received from cities comprising 26 per cent of the population jumped from 97.5 per thousand births to 104.1. Says Mr. Worley Will Pull Plum Spanish Cabinet Has Resigned MADRID, July 16.--(By -United Press.) The Spanish .cabinet, headed by Antonio Maurd, resigned today, following parliament's refusal validate the election of a party candi date. . Our One Dollar Trial Off er Read It We are going to accept subscriptions to The Daily Sun until January 1, 1920, at One Dollar. This is be ing done to induce more Greene county people to give The Daily Sun a try-out, believing that they will con tinue with -us regularly after they have read the paper for this length of time. This offer is good by mail and in Greene county only. You can render us quite a favor by telling your neighbor about the offer. The earlier you send in your subscription the longer you will get the paper, as your subscription will be entered just as soon as it is received here. Old subscribers can have their subscriptions tended under this offer. ex- KNOXVILLE, July 16. Before leaving for Washington Tuesday, Sen ntor John K. Shields announced that the nomination of J. Parks Worley, of Bluff City, to be United States marshal for the Eastern Division of Tennessee, would be confirmed very shortly after his return to the na tional capital and that Mr. Worley woild immediately thereafter enter upon his duties at Knoxville. Senator Shields also stated that the other men chosen for Tennessee of fices by Senator McKellar and him self would receive their appointments. as the scene of the alleged cruelties, which were said to have extended over several months in 1918. Someof the fficeq in c,harge of the prison camps, it was said, had been convicted by courtsmartial and others were await ing trial. Lieutenant "Hard' Boiled" Smith, one of the prison camp officers, was mentioned frequently, while others named were Lieutenants Mason and Sullivan and Sergeants Ball, Wof rneyer and Bush. ; "Did they try the general in charge of the camp?" asked Chairman Royal Johnson, who left his' seat in congress to serve with Vie army abroad. "Not that anyone heard of," res ponded a witness. When Lieutenant "Hard Boiled" Smith was tried at Tours cr.rly this year, a hundred witnesses appeared "gainst him and' he was convicted, testified Sidney Kemp, New York city, who was a corporal with Company F, 102nd engineers, 27th division. Several of the soldiers testified that in addition to being beaten, food in small amounts and of poor quality was supplied, and that the bedding was poor, sometimes tjhe mattresses being in mud under a small tent. "A prisoner was smiling and an officer said, 'Take the smile off, or will,'" A. H. .Mendleburg, who served with base hospital 42, testi fied. "The officer did so by rolling the man in the mud." Mendlehnro dded. "Did you get that officer's name?" sked Representative Flood, demo crat- of Virginia. "'I'm too sorry I did not trke his name," answered Mendlcbure. When telling of poor food, Mendle- ' urg said that "if you asked for an extra piece of bread you were flat on your back." Meals, he and others said, con sisted of a stew made from canned beef, one r.lice of bread and part of cup of coffee. Sometimes only the ;tew was served, witnesses said. . assiduously docketed numbered, reg istered and cross-indexed an average daily mail of forty letters, of which "not ten per cent are worthy of se rious consideration. Kaiser Gay, Not Worried AMERONGEN, Holland, July 16. William Hohenzollern, ex-Kaiser, is not the broken ma nhe has been pictured, nor is he apparently worry ing over the prospect of facing trial for war crimes, according to his ap pearance. The London Daily Express corres pondent had an extremely close view of him and the former Empress and a cesretary while they were walking the grounds of the castle of Count Bentinck. The one-time Emperor was laughing gaily, talking animated- WASHINGTON, July 16. (By United Press.) The sen ate foreign relations committee today voted to ask the state- ff department for copies of all treaties under which Germany ac- ' quired rights in China. Following this action the committee ly, and swinging hrcahVjustBheresiimed thfe careful reading of the treaty of pwicekln two. days, 134 pages had been read. did in pre-war days. William' was dressed in brown tweeds, and his fig ure was strikingly erect though rather stout. There was no sign that he had been bowed down by the weight of his woes. More Good Roads For East Tennessee Hearings On Sells' Bill Began Today WASHINGTON, July 16. Yester day's Washington Times says hear ings on Sells' pension bill, providing pensions for Spanish War Veterans, will begin tomorrow morning before the house pensions committee. Con gressman Sam R. Sells, of Tennessee, himself a Spanish war veterr.n, and chairman of the committee, has re ceived scores of communications from veterans urging the passage of the bill. It provides a minimum pension of 12 and a rr.r.ximum of $30 a month for ell soldiers, zdhvz ar.d marines who served honorably in the war with Spain, the Philippines insur rection and the Chin relief expedi tion against the Boxers. , Heavy Storm Damaged Crops During an electrical storm at one 0 clock Tuesday morning, lightning struck the bar nof C. C. Southern at Bulls Gap, setting fire to it and de stroyed it, together with a large amount of feed. The barn and contents were val ued at over $2,000 and was partly covered by insurance. So far as known, there was no live stock in the barn. The storm was a very severe one in that section, but no other damage was reported. Morrist wn Evening Mail. Man's Right to Keep Liquor Home WASHINGTON, July 16 A man's right to keep liquor in his own home, which stood the test before the house judiciary committee, must take its chance now in the house. Notice was served yesterday on the committee by one of its members that when the house resumes considera- NASHVILLE, July 16. Construc tion of another important part of the Memphis-Bristol highway was assured when Hawkins county representatives met with the state highway Commis sion Tuesday morning and brought the news that the county had pledged an additional $50,000 for building its link of the state highway. The total funds appropriated by Hawkins county is now $200,000. On the route of' the Dixie highway, Clai borne and Union counties have pledge their quotas to the highway commis sion and road eonstruct'on through both counties will begin at once, it was learned at the offices of the highway commission Tuesday morning. Lightning Strikes And Burns Barn A severe electrical, wind and rain storm passed up the Holston river valley section last night, about mid night, and did a great deal of dam age to th corn crop, laying it low in many places. The greatest damage was in the country north of Three Springs, where fields of corn were flattened in places as if a roller had passed over them. The storm seemed to follow the river valley and there was little, if any, rain norh of the river Mor ristown Evening Mail. tion of the prohibition enforcement measures an amendment would be offered to make' it unlawful for a person to retain possession of liquor stored prior to July 1. The commit tee, in framing tfie general enforce ment measure, elimianted the section which would have made home storage illegal, but the big majority polled yesterday by prohibitionists was ac cepted in some quarters to mean that the bill in certain respects will be made still more drastic. American Socialist Party Secures Against Atty. Gen. of New York From Using Records of School NEW YORK, July 16. (By United Press.) A writ re straining Attorney-General Newton and members of the state legislative investigating committee from using books and rec ords of the Rand school institution of American socialist party, was granted today by the supreme court of New York. The records were seized in a rai don June 12th. The state is seek ing to revoke the school's charter. Foreign Relations Committee Will Ask About German China Rights Coast Guard Ship Sinking Off Long Island The coast WASHINGTON, July 16. (By United Pjess.) guard cutter dispatched to the assistance of the destroyer Alli son is reported to be filling with water, and there is grave, dan ger of her sinking off Long Island, New York, today. It is expected the Lakeview has the steamer Allison in tow and is proceeding to the Delaware breakwater, according to navy radio messages. Bernstorff Sees German Hope Here BERLIN, July 16. Count von Bernstorff, former German ambassa dor at Washington, writing in the weekly Democratic Germany, advo cate.'; a pro-American polic y and he points out that a revision of the peace treaty can come only through the league of nations. "When Germany is received into the league," he says, "he can hope for a world order checking imperial ism by individual powers and bring ing about a system binding people to gether across the frontiers of states. 1 hardly need point out that such a policy would lead us to the side of the United States. There the idea of a league of nations is a living one. There alone are funds to be found, and there the principal qhampion of the league idea will be at the helm for another twenty months." Italian Strikes Cause Disorder ROME, July 16. Strike disorders occurred at various places in Italy yeatcrday. At Lucera eight persons were killed and thirty wounded. Near Gjnoa, two anarchists were killed in :. fight with a carbineer. The engagement with the anarch ists, which occurred at Sestri Ponente, Watchful Waiting On Border to End WASHINGTON, Julyl 6. The United States is through with its pol icy of "watchful waiting" with re gard to Mexico, information from the state department revealed yesterday. Mexico is to be permitted no longer to have her own way in taking action to safeguard tjie lives and property of Americans and the property and well being of other nationals in that country. Thus far there has been no threat of consequences should Mexico not cease immediately from her dilatory and makeshift practices of the past, but the representations which have been made to Mexico leave no room for misinterpretation or misunder standing of the determination back of them, it is said. It is to be doubted 'if the United States made any definite promise in the Franco-American agreement, or in any other understanding reached between the premiers of England and France and the president, while he was abroad, to intervene in Mexico unless stable conditions there are re stored, state department officials de clared. It is known, however, the representatives of Great Britain and i: 1 11 a : four miles west of Genoa, also result-' rance aiscussea witn vne nmer.can ed ir. the arrest of four anarchists. representatives the desirability of A treneral strike beran at Caltani-I havim? order 8nd Pace restored in setta, dicuy. ine people there pa-j raded through the streets crying ; Mexico. "vive soviit' 'and forced dealers in foodstuffs end other nececr.:'ie3 to re- luUCc pi"icc3 fifty per cent. It was in consequence of this dis cussion Uiat representations agreed on by the representatives were sent to Mexico by the state department.