San Antonio Express. (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 55, No. 352, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 29, 1920 Page: 3 of 18
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SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS: WEDNESDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 29, 1920.
Four-Year Building Plan Will
Be Dropped By New Ad-
ministration, Senator Pre-
JAPAN WILL NEVER ATTACK
THIS COUNTRY, HE SAYS
By W. B. MacNAMEE
(Tuirersal Service Staff Correspondent*.
MARION, Dec. 28.—Abandonment of
the naval building program of Secre-
tary Daniels was forecasted by Senator
Porter J. McCumber of North Dakota,
who conferred here with Ptesident-elect
Senator McCumber, who is acting
chairman of the financc committee of
the Senate, said that it would be ''false
economy" to halt the construction of
j naval vessels already laid down, but he ]
indicated that future appropriations for |
ihe navy would be greatly reduced.
The Daniels program, which was recom-
mended by the general board of the *avy,
li:is still a year to run and as originally
designed would give to the United Slates
one «-f the most powerful naval arinaiueiits
in th. world. That this program would
never be completed was the prediction of
Senator McCumber. who indicated that in
tarrying out Republican pledges for gov-
ernmental economy, naval appropriations
would have to be among the lirsl reduced.
Says Japan U on't Attack I'. S.
Japan, said Senator McCumber, would
never attack so powerful an antagonist as
the Init'd States. The North Dakota
solon declined to discuss the basis for this
belief, but indicated that the expenditures
necessary for carrying out the Daniels
building program were too large and could
be cut down without sacrificing National
Whether these vows will be held by a
majority in the Republican Senate is im-
possible to forecast, but it can be stated
definitelv that they are not the opinions
of the President-elect. The first public
statement of Senator Harding upon bis re-
turn from an inspection of the defenses of
the Panama Canal included a strong plea
i for a navy that would be second only to
that of itreat Britain. Nevertheless, it is
the belief here that Senator McCumber's
Position "ii til - Finance Committee entitles
Lis opinions to a good deal of considera-
tion. . , .
Following his conference today with the
Fresideiit-elect, Senator McCumber sprang
a complete surprise by announcing that he
had changed his position regarding the
la-ague <*f Nations. Throughout the Senate
IP-lit Senator McCumber was regarded as
one ot the mildest of the "mild rejerva-
t ionist s" and was the only Republican
Senator to vote for the league without
I'avors Setting Aside I.eague.
Today hi expressed the flat opinion
•'thai the League of Nations covenant,
framed at Versailles, ought to be frankly
ft t aside and a new association of na-
tions formed." Such an association us
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DRY AGENTS RAID 3S SALOONS'
IN WIDE-OPEN WIS. TOWN
ROCKEFELLER AND ASSOCIATES
AGREE TO PAY ROAD $2,500,000.
Br Associated Press.
NLW YORK. Dec. 28.—A compromise
in the $150,04)0.000 stockholders' equity
suit against William Rockefeller and other
former directors of the New York, New
llaven & Hartford Railroad was effected
here today when Federal Judge Charles
M. Hough ordered the action discontinued.
The termsof the compromise provided
that the individual defendants' against
whom waste and mismanagement were
charged pay the New Haven, the corpor-
ate defendant. $L\r»00,tM)0, which counsel
for the road tonight said had been done.
The Judge issued an order allowing
the lawyers for the complainants $8113,-
33.1..TJ- a* third of the compromise sum
upon their application for fees, disburse-
ments and expenses, to be paid' out of
the settlement money.
Lawyers representing the group **f
stockholders, who brought the suit with
Edwin Adaius. charging waste and mis
management, had a long conference with
•Federal Judge Charles M. Hough The suit
had been set for trial next month.
In a memorandum filed with the order
of continuance, Judge Hough said:
"The individual defendnnts are buyjiig
their peacy from the plaintiffs by paying
money to the corporate defendant. The
only Interest of the plaintiffs in this suit,
however, is to get money for the corporate
defendant and fees and expenses for their
contemplated by the President-elect would
be practical and workable, because ot the
willingness of the Important nations of the
v or Id to co-operate with the Fnited States,
Senator McCumber said.
This statement of the North Dakota Sen-
der is taken as one of the strongest itidi
cations that Senator Harding is succeeding
in reconciling till shades of party opinion to
his plan for a new world association to
be constructed around the nucleus of. un
Congressman William S, Dennett of New
York Cin took up with the President-elect
today a plan to bring about greater dis
tribution of immigrants to the farms and
I away froiu the larger cities. Mr. Bennett,
j a former member ot the Fnited Slates lni
I migration Commission, expressed the be
lief that the present bill excluding immi-
gration for one year would not pass the
i Senate, .ind indicated that the Republb-ni:
I Congress would attempt to solve the prob-
lem by enacting a constructive program
providing for better distribution of iunui
Oscar Straus Calls on Harding.
Oscar Straus of New York. Secretary of
Commerce and Lilljor in the Roosevelt
Cabinet discussed international questions
with Senator Harding today and reiterate.*
his belief 1n the League of Nations us a
means to permanent peace.
Another of Senator Harding s callers to-
day was John G. Maher of Lincoln, Neb.,
one of the organizers of the American
Legion Mr Maher expressed himself in
opposition to the proposal for a soldiers
bonus and urged the appointment of < ol.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr. as assistant secre-
tary of either war or navy, on the ground
that it would be a recognition of Roose-
\clt's work in organizing the American
ORANGE GROWING DISTRICT
REPORTED SCENE OF REVOLT
In the little town of Mezquital, in the
State of IJuruiitfo, famous throughout Mex-
ico for its luseinus oranges. Col. l'ris-
eiliaus Gomez has taken the field against
the government of President Alvaro Obre
mm iieeoriling to reports which were re
eeiv'eil in Sail Antonio yestenlay. (ionic/,
is said to have under his comma ml -0 men
COTTON Mil.I.* I'AV BIG 1>,I\I1)K> 1).
tiv Associated Press. .
(JUKKNVII.I.K, S. C..IXO. 28.- -Approxl
mately a million dollars in dividends will
be paid January I to stockholders liy
•'0 cotton mill corporations ot Greenville
CountV according to information obtained
today from the various institutions. I he
mills have an aggregate capitalization ot
about $110,000,000. Manufacturers in an-
nouncing the declaration of dividends,
said the profits earned earlier in the year
urior to the present depression, enabled
them to pay substantial returns to the
shareholders at this time. •
New Year Cards
Sending Xmas Cards
••At the Sign
of the Cloch
Continued 1 rum l'age One.
lumberjacks too paralyzed from liquor to
leulizc what was happening.
This logging camp town has been the
c« liter of anti-prohibition feeling lor sev-
eral months. The town is inhabited main
ly by lumber jacks, many ol wnom are
The smouldering resentment toward pro
hibition broke into flame in a pitcheu
battle here on October J». when operatives
from prohibition headquarters in Chicago
encountered bootleggers who lost contra-
band whiskey estimated to be worth *nV
IMMt. one man was killed In the fight and
another was seriously wounded.
Since that time, it is said prohibition
agents have carefully avoided Hurley,
waiting until complete preparations iouiii
be made lo make a raid in force.
The whole district in this part of the
North Woods has been regarded by dry
officials as a law defying community. Re-
1 oris that dame halls, saloons, gambling
shops and bootleg joints flourish practi-
cally in the open -each one handling any
kind of liquor obtainable, lrom moonshine
whiskey to Italian wine.
opposition t»» any encroachment froui
outside took definite form alter the am-
bush in October. Friends of John Cader-
sio, the slain man, and a saloonkeeper
of Hurley, organized and sent out a defi
which said that the first prohibition agent
to show himself in lluiley would bo shot.
They swore, it was said, to keep Hurley
"a man's town for real men."
The to a u boasts little more tJ.OOO peo
pie. Keutuckiaiis driven lrom the hills
of their own Sta'e by revenue agents are
said to have migrated io this district and
set their stills in operation, and prohibi
tion agents say there has oc<r no pei -
optible rediietion m liquor consumption
since prohibition became effective.
AKMHI) AOKNT«j ltAll> I1LULEY.
By Associated Press.
'TIICAGO, Dee. "js. Forty-eight armed
prohibit ion agents, headed by Joseph Cal-
lahan, chief of staff to Major Dalryinple
in his Iron River, Mich., liquor raid last,
fpring, went to Hurley. Wis., to clear the
town of alleged bootleggers. The party
carried .'is warrants, with instructions to
arrest every man named, by force, if nee-
The town of Hurley Is said to be one
of the wide open spots in the North Woods.
It la a logging camp, and said t" be Un-
seat of extensive uioonshiinng operations.
The armed force left Chicago hcudquur-
tors late yesterday, and was expected to
arrive in Fiurley about noon today.
ihe expedition was ordered at the In-
stance of Federal Judge K. M. l.andis,
utter reports had reache^ him that the
alleged moonshiners had threatened to
shoot any prohibition raiders who put in
More than 100 places, it is reported
make or sell whiskey and wine. Thirty
eight of t belli are saloons, and the raiding
party carried a warrant for the arrest of
the proprietor of every one of these places.
Other places said to be sidling liquor were
poelrooms, private stills and back bar
News of the Chicago expedition
expressions of surprise from Judge
dis this morning.
"1 merely issued search warrants
number of places charged with selling
whiskey," he said. "While holding court
at LaCrosse, application was made for the ,
warrants and they were issued."
Preparations are said to have been go j
ing on for several days, but no intimation '
of the expedition was given out by Frank i
Ii. Richardson, supervising prohibition
agent for the Central States. Fvery detail
was worked out In advance to avoid op- |
position as was encountered by .Major A.
V. Dalryinple at the time of the "rum
rebellion" at Iron River, Mich., last spring.
"Conditions have been very bad in Hur-
ley for some time," Mr. Richardson said.
"We were unable to do anything in the
usual way and received no co-operation
from local authorities. We decided to
send an armed force iato the district and
clean It up. The party went heavily armed,
although we are not looking for* trouble.
1)' it comes, however, we want to be pre
pared to meet It."
Scouts have been operating in Hurley
for several weeks, accordng to Mr. Rich-
ardson, and evidence was collected upon
which application was made for search
Federal agents from four States were
called into Chicago to supplement the 20
men assigned from this* office.
liy A." sec is tod Press.
I RON WOOD, Mich., Dec. 28. First wor I
that a band of armed prohibition agents
vas en route from Chicago to Hurley,
Wis., to clear that town of bootleggers
was received here this morning in a tele-
phone message from Chicago. Hurley,
which is just across the river, and which
has been referred to as one of the wettest
spots in the country, was said to have been
"wide open" last night.
Ry Associated Press.
LANSING, Mich., Dec. 28.—Governor Al-
bert K. Sleeper today ueuied t^e request
of Wisconsin authorities for the extradi-
tion to Iron County, Wisconsin, of Leo .i.
Grove, chief prohibition enforcement offi-
cer for Upper Michigan, and two of his
assistants, indicted in Iron Countv on »i
charga of murdering John M. Chlapuslo,
alleged liquor runner.
11 v Associated Prors.
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 28.-All "evidence
seized by Federal prohibition agents in
Virginia during the last year has been
stolen. The agents admitted today before
Federal Judge Waddill that the rooms In
the Federal building, where the contra-
band liquor was stored, had been twice
looted by thieves, and the court ordered
that In future seized liquor must be turned
over to the United States marshal for safe-
HOME IS DESTROYED
Explosion of Oil Stove Causeg $300
The explosion of an oil stove caused a
fire at the residence of M. S. Culver, 310
Wingate Avenue, at 11:24 yesterday morn-
ing, which totally destroyed the building, i
'1 be house, which was a one-story frame !
building, was valued at $o,000 and was par-
tially covered by insurance. None of the
ownerjs personal effects were saved.
Owing to the biulding's being situated in
an isolated part of the city, the depart-
ment was unable to reach the fire until |
it was well under way. There was only ;
me water phig near enough to be con-
nected, but toe firemen succeeded in pre
venting the lire from spreading to adjoin-
Fire of underterniiiied origin in the base
meat of the United Cigar Store, corner
of Houston and St. Mary's, at 5:4,1 yes-
tenlay morning caused an approximate
damage of $2,WW. The basement was used
as a storage place for surplus stocks of
Fire caused from burning grass on an
adjoining lot caused a damage of approxi-
mately $100 to the residence of Mrs. L.
Starr, 2501 West Travis Street, early yes- |
A lighted lantern left in the garage of
J. 1). Roseberry, 124 Live Oak Street, at |
2:10 yesterday afternoon caused a blaze j
which was quickly extinguished before any I
A chimney fire at the residence of L. N
Ciillbatli. 1701 Corpus Christ! Boulevard, nr
5:25 o'clock yesterday afternoon caused i.
SOVIETS STILL HOLDING
100 AMERICANS CAPTIVE
15y Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 28.—An un-
explained refusal of the Bolshevik author- | I
itles to permit them to proceed caused a
! few Americans who had almost succeeded
' in leaving Soviet Russia to be returned to
I'etrograu, according to advices received
i today at the State ^Department from Baltic | |
1 sources. Reports to the department earlier
in the day were that the Americans and
several persons iSf British and other na-
tionalities had been yermitted to move
toward the frontier with the object of I
leaving the country.
Approximately lot) Americans still are
! being detained in Russia, according to
i State Department estlmAtcs.
Beautiful Roselawn Cemetery. Not n
u rave yard a beautiful, well kept Burial
I'lirk ' Crockett 1688.—(Ailv.)
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Girls9 Serge Dresses are Half-Price
Girls9 Sweaters are now Half-Price
Women9s Sweaters are now Half-Price
House Dresses reduced to Half-Price
Bungalow Aprons are now Half-Price
All Corsets are reduced 25 Per Cent
Broken Lines of Brassieres—Half-Price
Broken Lines Silk Underw9r Half-Price
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