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A 0*nd*nMtf R?pord Of Happ*nln?a
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mnk A. Vanderllp, retired New^l
' ( ?jin^ b8nker* ?n?pnnce? his Intention
, ,, . ? ^*u> ?uvoulIUU I
resigning from every .business
ird on irhlcVI occiipyva ?eat" be* |
k can bo of the attitude of many of hlB
New York business associates "toward
the work I .am doing In Washington."
Tax affairs companies In which Sec
retary Mellon Is a stockholder are be
ing put under a searching Inquiry be
fore a speplal* senate Investigating
committee consisting 'for 'the day at
' letet, of Senator Cousens, Republican,
of 'Michigan, done.
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Appropriations totaling *66,849,180
for the det>Artments of state. Justice,
commerce and labor are ckrrUrd In a
blllre'portedto the hohse.
Dr. in wood Mead of California 'has
3 ' ' been made commissioner of reclama
tion of the Interior department, suc
ceeding D, W. Darts of Idaho, who
will" become head, of the Idlvliion ot
finance In the reclamation service.
Appropriation of f 7,600, 00) for tbe
construction, of roads and trails In
national parks bas been authorised by.
the senate. The bill had' already pass
ed tn the house.
y?,. ? ' One way to "break Into print" with
a "formal statement" once your name
? ? \ i hat been mentlonfd In the press has
'i*;/ ! been pointed out In tbe senate.
; > In a note to Secretary Hughes Alva
r?] Castillo, Washington representa
tive of tbe de la Euerta revolutionary
movement, urged the state department
to change its polfby toward Mexico.
, ' : An /*adjnst?d pension bill" designed
u to remove inequities between gratul
" * ties now paid veterans of the several
past wars has been passed by the
The house committee which Is tn
vestlgatnlg charges against Represen- ,
tatlves Zlhlman, Maryland, and Lang- 1
ley, Kentucky. Republicans, resumed |
Its hearings recently beMnd closed |
doors. Committee members said it j
had not been determined whether open I
hearings would be held.
Ratification of the long-pending Isle
of Pines treaty confirming Cuban sov
ereignty over tho Islands would be a
blot on American history, President
Cool id ge was recently told In a petition
from some of the American property
? ? of the Island.
A new grand Jury has been ordered
to convene In Washington on 'April 16,
presumably to hear evidence In con
nection with contemplated criminal
prosecutions growing out , of the oil
?candal. '
Secretary Wilbur and Governor
Smith of New York were praised In
the house recently by Representative
U pshaw, Democrat, Georgia, for their
position In law enforcement.
The senate committee Investigating
alleged land frauds In the lower Rio
Grande valley of Texas encountered
another 'storm when Chairman Moses,
Republican; New Hampshire, and Sen
ator Htflin, Democrat, Alabama, com
mittee, prosecutor, again clashed over
procedure In this hearing. ,
Announcement by Chairman Smoot
of the senate, flnanqe committee that
some special appropriation bills pend
ing before congrets would have to
be considered In connection with tax
reduictlon dealt a sfevore, blow to the
chances of retention of sotne of i the
tax cuts by the house In /the revenue
Domestic ?
' John A. Whltehurst, president of the
"State boarij of. agriculture (Oklahoma)
was acquitted In the senate court of
Impeachment of, charges alleging gen
eral Incompetency, neglect of duty and
moral turpitude. /
Warrants were Issued for the arrest
bf G. F. Bates of the Citizens Trust'Bnffalo, NvY.; Erlcfe Thorberg
of Minneapolis; Ed Schvlenberg,
Anl. and Gilbert Semlngton, , st^te
bink examiner for North .Dakota, In
connfectlon with, alleged banking lr*
regularities. r " ( ??'$" . \
?El Paso dispatches say Mexican) of
ficers along. ;the border art keeping
an eye out for Adolfd de la Huerta, tor
pier chief of the Mexican rebellion 1
One man was vreiorWd killed and
six persons seriously 'injured in a
tornado that' swept through Richard
eon, Texjls. ?
Thomas George Mackenzie; general
manager of the Companfa Agrlcola of
Chihuahua, It is anotinced in ha Paso,
ToxWi- escaped from Hlpollto, Villa's
bandit gapg. . ' .
.. A slight earthquake shock, at Mn
Jose, C^llf., caused audiences to leave
theaters. ? No damage .was reported.
? Damage estimated at between $B0.
000 and $100,000 was caused by a'ftre
which broke out inthe new MemphlB
(Tenn.) auditorium.
<_imarlfls Allen Munn, editor of the i
Scientific American, died at his New |
York Cltyjbome recently.
It Is announced frpm Detroit,' Mich.,
tha> the American Orthodox . church
Jxaa %'pllt with the Russian church, and
will' attempt to form a separate c
izatfon. In many communities
congregations have, already'/ 1
(be Protestant Episcopal chc
The Woman's party 'is seek,
hare the resolutions committed j
Republican national conventlo
a woman's suffrage plank In*
from. * '
Narcotipg rained at approximately
$2,000,000 were recently destroyed ' in
New Orleans. :
Mn- Virginia Peterg-Parkhurst, of
Berwyn, Prince Georges county, Mary
land, hag announced for cpagreis, and
will make the race on the Democratic
platform. 1 1
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FWe alarms were sounded 1 6 quick
succession when Harlem Park Method
ist Episcopal church (Baltimore)
caught fire. An annual conference Was
being held In the building. No one
was injured.
Charges that he was doped and not
drunk wheu arrested were made in a
formal statement by Delegate Bragg
of Brunswick county, p member of the
Virginia legislative committee investi
gating the department qt game and ln
Und fisheries, sitting at Richmond.
Lieut Ervlne R. Brown, missing
navy pa>maater, whose "accounts Were
found to be short, seems to have been
In San Diego one day and In Los An
geles. His Wife has returned $75,000
of the missing funds.
Tulane University (New Orleans)
has purchased for $^6,000 the interna
tionally known -collection of Mayan
and other ancient American survivals
owned by Dr. William Gates of Char
lottesville, Va.
After being re-elected year after
year for nearly twenty' times as asses
sor In the village of Agenda, Ashland
county, Wisconsin, Charles Bleudors,
70. has been defeated by a margin of
one rote. He then committed sui
cide. r
Fireman John Quinn was killed and
15 persons were; injured when an
elevated train crashed Into another at
a Long Island City station during a
blinding snowstorm.
Russ Forth, 33, actor, his wife, Irene,
24, and their daughter, 4, formerly of
Evansvllle, Ind., were bufned to death
In a rooming-house at Houston, Texas.
Governor John M. Parker fixed May
9 as the date for the execution of sli
men convicted of the murder of Dal
las Calm es, a restaurant proprietor of
Independence, La., on May 8^ 1921.
Maj. Frederick L Martin, com
manding the flight of the *XJnited
.States army around-the-world, an
nounces that four planes will leave
Seattle, Wash., in the near future.
The Birmingham (Ala.) Light and
Power company has beeS sold at auc
tion for $18,500,000. The company
will hereafter be known as the Bir
mingham Electric company.
.An alarm sounded by Miss Margaret
K. Gonter, a Wheeling, W. Va., tele
phone operator, frustrated a holdup of
the First National bank, located In s
suburb of that city.
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1 ? Closeup showing great gnah made lo famous Fire. Island) Ughtslilp by collision with a freighter which almost
ink the lightship, 2 ? Autbraoblle highway ataHancock, Md.', inundated by the Potomac river flood. 8 ? Walter HIn
ton, famous aviator (left), and John Swanson, radio expert, ) who have started on on extensive exploration of
the Amazon 'region. . * '
Harlan Fiske Stone of New
York' li ^elected to >Be
Attorney General. C
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PRESIDENT COotjDGE'S selection
' for the new attorney general to
succeed Harry Daugherty may not
please the more "progressive" of the
western Republicans, but It Is likely
to nieet t^e approval of the party gen
erally and probably of the country.
Harlan Flstt? Stone of New York la
the 'ma4 chosen, and ID him Mr. Cool
Idge believes, he has ionnd what he
required for ''the place ? m authority
on law and an able executive. Mr.
Stone and the President are lifelong
friends ?ftd both are graduates from
Amherst For fourteen year's Mr.
Stone was dean of the Columbia uni
versity law school, pnd he 1b a director
of pinny Corporations, including the
Atlanta and Charlotte Air Line rail
way. He !s; a big, forceful ancf able
man, . and Mr. Coolldge relies on, him
to g\v? the Department of Justice a
progressives as evidenced, In
of the navy portfolio to Judge :
and it is now asserted in Was
that the Coolidge supporters
more than willing to have a
progres*ive nominated for vie
dent. The men most talked
?that place are Jndge Kenyon,
jBorah and Senator Capper.
over, it is said Mr. Coolidge
one of that group named
porary chairman of the Clevelau
vention to make the keynote
Mr. Stone visited the executive office
Wednesday and was, Introduced to the
administration leaders.
SHARP admonition to the majority
leaders in the senate and bouse by
the President brought on an access of
activity in pushing vital legislation to
ward enactment. In a series of con
ferences vrlth those leaders he mqde
known his attitude, which was re
flected lu a statement' by Senator Wat
l son of Indiana : -J
''Now that Attotney General Daugh
erty has seen fit to resign," Mr. .Wat
son sal6, "a new situation presents
Itself In the senate. It seems to me
that it Is the duty of the Democrats
to join with the Republicans to bring
the senate back to Its legislative func
tions. . *
"It has been regrettable, although
unavoidable, that four months of this
session ? with the most constructive
legislative program " before It of the'1!
reconstruction period following the ,war
? have been devoted almost entirely
to the endless discussion of personal
ities Involved In the oil leases and al
leged misdoings in public office.
"The senate must devote Itself untir
ingly If it hopes to conclude consid
eration of the legislative program and
adjourn by June, .which we ought to
do. The general prosperity of the
country would be aided by congress en
acting Its program without delay so
business can adjust Itself to new con
ditions called for In new laws.."
The senate finance committee worked
day and night on the tax reductlo'n
bill, on which the leaders of both par
ties profess to wish speedy action.
Early In the week the committee unani
mously approved the house provision
for a retroactive reduction of 25 per
cent In taxes on 1923 Incomes paid In
1024. and It Is considered certain that j
the senate will accept this. The tax- I
payer will pay one-half of the next |
Installment, due June IS, ond three- I
fourths of each of the lost two Install- |
ments. If the tax hns been paid In
fvl! a refund of one-fourth will be
made the taxpayers. Of course mimer- '
oils changes In the house hill were
mode hv the committee, mainly for the '
purpose of raising additional revenues. j
Secretary of the Treasury Mellon read j
t<f the committee a long argument for I
, ? . ? , I
the 'elimination of the Increases In
rates on estatf taxes in the Mouse
measure and jthe elimination of the
gift tax. His recommendatlpns were
followed, and new excise -taxes were
Added op radio, and mah jongg sets. ,
THOUGH public Interest in the
various Investigations in Washing
ton died <4own somewhat after ? the
resignation of Harry Daugherty. the
"probers" went right on with their
Inquiries. The Daugherty committee
obtained some evidence from H. M.
Peck Of Oklahoma City, a former spe
cial assistant to? the* attorney general,
supposed to Indicate that Dougherty
and Fall aided the Milleh brothers of'
the 101 ranch In defrauding the -Ponca
Indians of land and possible fortunes
In oil.- Then beanie Capt. H.'L. Scalfe,
a former Department of Justice agent,
who has been once before heard and
frequently mentioned in the Inquiry.
He told a long story about war-time
graft, especially In the aircraft; In
dustry, and Implicated . Secretary of
War Weeks, Daugherty, Guy D. Goff,
former assistant attorney general, 'and
Charles Hayden, a Boston banker and
.director /of the Wright-Martin Air
craft company, all of whom, ftcalfe'
declared, should be indicted for '.'con
spiracy to obstruct Justice" ln^ falling
to prosecute the aircraft company ^for^
alleged graft.. He . also denounced
former Attorney General Palmer and
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AL JENNINGS' sensational story
about Jake Hamon and the Re
publican nomination of 1920 having
been shot full of holes, the Teapot
Dome committee did not find a great
'deal to do last week. J. E. Dyehe,
who was a confidential man for
Hamon. said Jennings' testimony was
"bunk." He said Hamon was ? not In
the habit of giving away his money
but was a great "kldder" and might
hare told the stories of huge expendi
tures when talking to Democrats.
Dyche's evidence, by the way, dlrl not
shed much luster on the purity of
Oklahoma politics.
George wljlte, former chairman of
the Democratic national committee,
was on the stand Wednesday and Sen
ator Spencer, Republican, Insisted on
getting from him testimony concerning
the Democratic campaign fund, though
Senator Walsh contended It was Ir
relevant. They bickered over this for
a long time and then White was per
mitted to say that Kdward Doheny's
contribution was $34,900. and hot $75,
000, as Doheay himself had ^ald.' The
committee adjourned for the week,,
awaiting the presence of William
Boyce Thompson, chairman of the Re
publican finance committee In 1920.
Harry Sinclair was Indicted by the
grand Jury for contempt of the senate
In refusing to te"tlfy. He pleaded not
guilty and gave bond of $5,000. *
SOME Democrats In the senate start
ed a move to try to force .the resig
nation of Secretary of the Treasury
Mellon on the ground that he Is a
stockholder In various concerns, hut I
Senator Reed of Pennsylvania vigor- 1
ously defended the secretary and \
Senator Robinson and other Demo- |
crats declined to support Senator Me
tvellar. who led the attack, _so l? vlr- |
tually collapsed. Senator" DDI of j
Washington then came to bat with a
resolution railing for the resignation
of rol. Theodore Roosevelt, assistant
secretary of the navy. This did not |
seem a very popular move, even with
Democrats, and at this writing no ac
tion has been taken on It.
TiriSrONSlNS Republican pii
VV marie* were easily won by Sena
tor LaFollette, whote vote was about ,
, ?? 7- - 0
twlctt^that Riven Mr. Coolldgo. The
President, however, will get several
delegates froin t&at state. In 'the
Democratic primarlfes Gov. A1 Smith
of New York defeated McAdoo. Smith
says his Dame Wa's entered without hla
consent cr knowledge.
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AS WAS expected, General Luden
dorjT was found not guilty of
treason In connection with the Munich
"beer-cellar putsch*' of last Novem
ber, by the Munich court. Hlttler, '
Krlebel and Weber were coAvicted and
received sentences of Ave years In
prison. Their actual time of service
will be short. LudendortY protested
.the sentences 'of hjs con^fadeav He
was greeted with vociferous'cheers And
will be elected tp the relchstag by the
radical 'nationalists known as the Ger
man People's Party, of Liberty.
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FRANCE, which persists in consider
ing Germany the loser in the World
war, and insists that Germany ahould
carry out her pledges In the, treaty of
Versailles,, was." not unnaturally
peeved by. a note delivered to. her last
week by the German government. It
Was' In reply to the demands of the
allied council of ambassadors that' the'
allied military control mission' be per
mitted resume, its activities in Ger
many to 'check up on 'fh?e Ove dis
armament promises by Germany":
Pass Ifrtvs prohibiting the Import
and -export of war material ? make re
cruiting for the army conform to treaty
provisions and suppress tile prewar
general staff, demobilizing 9II excess
officers. " /
Surrender all documents relative to
war material on hand and the produc
tion of war factories at thp -time of
the armistice. ,
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Deliver the balance of war material
not authorized by the treaty, .especial
ly equipment and uniform*. '
Transform factories manufacturing
war materials Into plants making
peace products. . ^
Reorganize the state police ' (the
schupo) Into local police forces, with
the policemen not receiving military
instruction and, not living together In.
barracks like soldiers.
Berlin's answer -is a refusal to let
the mission ascertain , whether these
pledges have been cabled out, a state
ment that .the allies and Germany
should negotiate an accord covering
that, and a proposal that the (League
of Nations handle future questions
concerning the disarmament of Ger
many In its general dealings with
world disarmament. The note con
tains a direct challenge Jo France's
right- to maintain a large army. ?
.The committee of experts on Ger
man resources In foreign, lands esti
mates that 8,000,000,000 gold marks
($2,000,000,000), has be?ji hidden by
Germany In other countries. The
Dawes- .committee's report has. been
given to .the reparations commission.
Chancellor Marx of Germany has
warned the world that It Is not certain
Germany will accept this report and
P.-emler Polncare has gone no further
than to express the hope that the com
mittee would be able to offer "ele
ments of a solution."
AFTER an all-night session the
British houBe of commons reject
ed the policy of n capital levy, which
was the chief plank of the Labor party
In the recent elections. John Robert
Clynes, government leader In the
housi, admitted the lahorltes could
not hope for the passage of such a
measure In the present parliament, bnt
maintained the country would ulti
mately be forced to It by Its crushing
burden of debt. The government evad
ed inevitable def#nt In connection with
the recent hill by consenting to re
vision of an eviction clause.
Argentina begun on .\prii 1 a
most extraordinary experiment In
the form of a law by which evyrvone
In the ^uintry. cltUen or foreigner,
who has worked for 2S years, for him
self or others. Is retired on n pension
amounting to his present salary.
Those with years yet to sorv,? rtiust
pay S per rent 'f their ??l?rles Into a
national pension fund, from which the
rewards to the elder workers are palt).
Knjployers must augment the general
fund by confronting another 5 per
rent of their pay rolls SalarlA of
workers are to continue during sick
ness oV other disability.
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