The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 310, Ed. 1 Monday, February 7, 1921 Page: 1 of 14
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( selves to Accept Results'
" and Pay Expense! 4 j; :
t Signets to Support Winner
i asjndependentlf Elec-
tion Is Held Void
The democratic primary for the nomi-
nation of candidate at the general city
election will be held on February 9 aa
originally called. Thla waa made certain
at a meeting of all the candidate a held
in Judge Roy E. Campbell'a court at 10
a. m. Sunday. The meeting had been
called by Chairman Jamea & Griffith of
tb dty democratic executive committee
following a conference late Saturday
Bight at which it wa decided to rubmlt
to all the candidate a written agreement
drawn by legal representative of the
mayoralty candidate! pledging all candi-
date to abide by the Veitilt f the pri
mary and to pay their pro rata ol the
expenses if any of holding same.
Chairman Griffith called the meeting
to order atated iti purpose and then
turned it over to George A. Hill who ca-
ptained the terma of the . agreement to
the candidates present After sereral
questions had been asked aa to some of
the details and these had been satisfac
torily explained all the candidates pret
ent affixed their signatures to the ar
tides and a feeling of relief was ex
pressed that the. crisis had passed. t
The drawing of the agreement and -it
signing by the candidates was brought
about by fear of democratic party leader
of an adverse decisioa by Judge Charles
Ashe as to the' constitutionality ' of cer
tain sections of the city charter relating
to the calling of a primary election and
paying of its expenses. Also there la
pending in Judge A slip's court a petition
'signed by six negro'" -f Houston asking
that an injunction ' issued restraining
the city democratic cicoutive committee
from preventing negroes votfng hi the
coming primary election. The commit
tee had announced a ruling that only
"white democratic voters" could partic
ipate in the primary.
Terms of Aarseaisst.
By the term of the agreement signed
Sunday the candidates pledge "them
selves to support the nominees of the
primary as the democratic nominees or
in rase of an adverse decision aa to the
. legality of the primary held to support
them as independent candidates in . the
general election April 1J.
Many surmixrs as to the reasons for
the unexpected attack on the legality of
the ruling of the city democratic commn-
tee to permit only white voters at .the
democratic primary were made Sunday.
Most agreed however that the time ha
come when a primary law must be so en
acted that it will assure to political par
ties the right to prescribe regulations and
qualifications for those members within
the party who may participate in its pri
marie or- conventions and provide for
the assessment of the cost of holding
such primaries for city or municipal of
fees against the candidates as is now
provided in the primary law for holding
State primaries. This law. it was said.
must be so drawn that it will stand the
severest test in nil courts and thus set
tie once and tor all the right of a po
litical party to control its own affairs
where tbex are strictly within the party.
Americans in Europe
"Go After" Draft Evader
By FLOYD GIBBONS.
Special Cable to Chicago Tribune. By
Leased W ire to The Houston l'ost.
PARIS Feb. 0. American dignity
and pride has been sorely injured in
Europe by Washington's action in making
American soldiers on the Rhine humble
themselves on account of Grover Cleve
' land Bcrgdoil the slacker who escaped
'J from America and now is being made
hero" In Germany.
. Americana fn Europe are beginning to
'ask whether Bcrgdoil the pacifist' and
draft Wader was not a fighter after all.
V The opinion is being formed here that
' he has licked Washington to a fraaale
Americans in large numbera'on jthls
. side are writing to the editor of the Eu
' ropean edition of an American paper de
; fit nounclng the situation. ' '
" V The European edition of the Tribune
' Saturday togan a new campaign with the
: alogan "Get Bergdoll." The crusade waa
t Suggested in the following letter published
'To the Editor of the Tribune: Yon
are an American. The Tribune ia the
s-oniy upstanding outspoken American
' ' medium In Europe. It ls: your oppor-
1 - tunitv and duty now to do the real Amer-
nan thing and repair the stain that haa
neen piaeea upon an Americans Byt tne
oussy-footed. Daciflstle Washington ad
ministration that ordered onr Americans
- on the Rhine to apologiae to "an enemy
with whom w ar allll ar -warr-' .
j - "this Insufferable embarrassment la
' v visited upon our national Reputation - bv
; cause two American tried to do the thing
v that every real American would flks to
? ' do .namely 'get Btrsdoll.'
. V ' "Thla millionaire German slacker hat
kidded America oft her feet . He haa
laughed at our .country- and our laws. He
haa evaded and hoodwinked our civil au-
thorities. lie haa turned the tablea on
" . our military and how ha' haa reduced the
' nation to the position of humbling itself
ana vaunt an appiogy on bis aeaail."
Official of ; Mexican
v; Located in Houston
& Denies Reports -.
; RECEIVES WIRE
Message Expresses Obre-
gon's Confidence in Of fi '
- cial Recently Here
Frandseo Peres director general of
the National Bail ways of Mexico has
loot been removed by President Obregon
aa wab charged ia a report published Sat-
urday which added that be would be
succeeded by William Q. McAdoo.
Perez Reaeval Dealt.
A strong denial that Senor Perea'
resignation had beea asked for or that
he had) beea removed waa made Sunday
by 8. E. Rodriguea assistant superin
tendent of the Pacific division of the
National Railways of Mexico and George
B. Aleman general land agent of that
system with headquarter in Houston.
The following is a copy of a telegram
aent Senor Pare and forwarded by him
to Jlessra. Rodriguea and Aleman in
Houston from Senor N. Procel assistant
director general of the National Kail-
way a of Mexico:
.Telegram Dallas Charge.
"Have Just been informed by Senor
Da La Huerta minister of finance that
the president of the repifbRc reiterates
to you -his full confidence and support.
adding that he' hat never entertained any
doubt aa to your Integrity and ability and
that ha will at once investigate the
foundation of this false rumor regarding
your removal. The foregoing will be offi
cially transmitted to you by Senor Terre-
. - la HBtesRcitly.
Senor Perea. accompanied by several
of hit official family recently spent two
week in Houston and vicinity and while
here completed arrangements for the
loan . of motive power to the Mexican
lines to aid tbem in handling the large
amount of traffio now congesting the
railroads la Mexico. Senor Perea came
to be highly regarded by all the railroad
officials he met while in Houston and he
impressed them as a progressive official
and one who was thoroughly competent
te carry out the :4utie t h haa been
charged. witlv. ...
Many of those he met here hare ex
pressed satisfaction in learning that the
report of his removal was unfounded.
Report of Old Committee Is
Discussed at Annual
Associated Press Report.
NEW IORK Feb. 6.-rians for the
reorganisation of the American Olympic
committee into a permanent organisation
to be known at the American Olympic as
sociation were unanimously approved
here Saturday at a meeting of tbe com-
mittee. President Gustavus T. Kirby of
the American Olympic commfAtee n re
sided. It was decided' that the first meet
ing of the new association and the adop-
tion of a constitution and by-laws to
govern it should take place here Decem
ber 28. This will be during the week in
which the National Collegiate Athletic
association of which General Palmer E.
Pierce United States army (retired) it
president will hold its annual meeting
It waa deemed advisable to have the
initial meeting of the 'new American
Olympic governing body held at that time
when fully 900 representatives of Amer
ican colleges and universities will be able
President Kirby read an exhaustive re-
port of the American Olympic committee
from' its formation up to the present
time; and explained the difficulties en
countered last year ia furnishing trans-
portation and housing' fadlltiee for the
American Olympic athlete.
Charlea D. Lynch of Detroit eecretary
ef the' Amateur Athletic Union commit-
tee which waa appointed at New Orleant
last November to Investigate the com-
plaint of many of the American athlete
a to their experience during the trip
to Belgium and retrain told the meeting
thai hie committee had received hundreds
of letter and wonldvprobably be able to
make report in about a month.' VT
' "There . certainly ! aeeaa'to. he jurt
cause for cnmplaint.'f said he "but I can
aacure yon gentlemit that any criticism
coming from our committee will ha
tatractive rather than cwdemnaloryr ;
u "ir -" ae nnancea or the
aaicncaai viynpic committt hOWd'V
ceipie irom contribution and other
M1.07 with dlabureemrata of $is2.
(X)a81 leaving balance en hand ian-
Wi SL82- o U43S.5. Several
other reports were read and the meeting
adjourned aubiect4 to the call of the
vuiu r ui cvmmiicee on reortaa-laatloB-'
4 v.-. :; w- ;'
; (ContWd oa Jaga Two.)
Fitting' Program Is Given;
Large Attendance on V y
RYE TROOPS ENTER
100 PER CENT CLASS
Scoutmaster . Keeps IBoys in
Uproar With Series
The eleventh anniversary celebraUoa
of the Boy Scoqts of America waa fit
tingly observed Sunday by the boy acout
troops in Houston in the ball room of the
Rice hotel Tbe large room waa 'com
fortably well filled by the different troops.
their fathers mothers and friends.
Troops or representatives of 26 troops.
were In attendance. Those troops bar
ing 95 per cent or better in attendance
at tbe celebration were: Troopa 13 10
11 8 and 6. Thla entitle sthese troopa
to a rating of 100 per cent Scout Execu-
tive B. B. Adcock announced. The cele-
bration" was D re sided over hv Frank ti
Jonea member of the executive commit
tee of the local boy scout council
Sooatt Give Pledge to Fug. .
The program was opened by an invo
cation of Rev. Valentine Lee acoutmaster
of troop 4. Rev. J. D. F.'Houck acontj
master of troop 1 of Gose Creek waa to
have made the invocation but was unable
to be present At the conclusion of the
invocation all the scouts and audience
rose and gave the pledge to the flag led
by Colonel David M. Duller acout com
Following tbe giving of the pledge St
Paul'a quarete gave a selection which was
heartily applauded. " Colonel William &
ChOdreas president of the Houston coun-
cil read his annual address giving a re-
port of the activities of the boy scouts ia
Qouaton during . the past. Qdlonel Iind-
aey Blayney spoke on the "Scout law and
the Great War." Colonel Blayney said
Trite moteh rand father who doea not
use their best efforts to make a scout of
their son is neglecting to take advantage
or tne greatest nnan-making organization
in our country. They are regrettably in
different not only to the beet interests of
their boy tut to the highest interest of
our country aa well - y)4M'&M .
"Supplementing at it does the Work at
the hemeachool and church inculcating
into the hearts of boys of every cms and
every creed tne spirit of manliness cour
age discipline. loyalty service and rev
erence the great scout organisation de-
serve the enthusiastic support of every
far-seeing patriotic American."
Colonel Blayney then told how the fun
damental principles of the acout law
were proven to be the corner stone of
American success at tbe front in the great
"Tbe good scout of todav is the mnd
soldier and the god citizen of the future"
Colonel Blarney said in conclusion.
Richard Speed of trooo Kt gave a violin
soio. Mumoresque. ' which brought an
plause from his audience. "The kind of
a ia a scout Ought to Have" was told
by George Red. eagle scout of troot 28.
who said that a scout "expected his dad
to be just the kind of a acout that he
would be." An excellent duet violin and
piano was given by Henrv Piller violin-
ist of troop 8 and Marshall Bacher pian-
ist of troop 8. The duet called for an en-
core which in a jaxx number displayed
me saiu oi doio we ynnng artists.
Eagle Scout Named.
Frit i Furman. -assistant scoutmaster.
kept his audience on tiptoe and excited
vociferous applause with several clever
tricks at sleight of hand. Scout bugle
calls were exceptionally well rendered by
fcagle Scout Travis Calvin of troop 3.
Frank Jones announced the names of the
l eagle scouts who are members of
Houston troops'. They are Alex Murrctl.
Merrell Barrett Earl Freeman Jack Pol-
lard and Robert Waltrip of troop 9;
xravts Calvin; Dea Calvin and Curtla
Adama of troop 3; Joe Dannenbaum
Lamar McGinney and Jack Ketterson of
troop 8; George Red William Lucv and
Theo Keller of troop 26: Taliner Mellon
of troop 11 Gail Borden of troon 7.
Oscar Baum of troop 27. Hendrix Davis
or "oop m ana rJtrl rJberling of troop 21.
auc repealing oi tne scout oath led by
scout Executive It. R. AHrri nit .n .m.
and the audience standing and repeating
" n uiiibuu conciuaea toe cere-
monies. Mr. Janes snnnunMil h k.
Bice hotel had donated the use of tbe ball
room for tbe evening to the boy scouts of
Th etceremonies formallv
nlversary of tbe Boy Scouts of America
and similar celebrations are being held all
Aver the TJnited States Sunday. Houston
troops will observe the week with varioue
ceremonies by the different troops. The
only marked ceremonies in common all
4ver the country are those of February 8.
wnn .!fr7 Reout troop or indiivdual boy
acout if alone will at 8:15 p. m. stand
at attention and repeat the scout oath.
W-S.S V 0D"Tne of Lincoln'a
Delegates to Methodist
A amsutlaaf- Duau. T a.
. uxivviakru a rrvei jnrioru
DALLAS Texas Feb. 6. The collet
of gishops of the Methodist- Episcopal
cnurcn noutn has announced the ap-
pointment of the fnlowlaa- uu
Teaaa to attend the ecumenical confer
meiuouism wmcn nmeta in Lon-
don September 6-ltt. .
- Bishop. W.rN. Alntworth; Judge J. B.
Oackrea ReyvV. J. Johnston; Rev. A. j
Weaka and' Rev. U. A. Boat of Dallas:
RetC. U. Bishop of Oeorgetowtr; Rev.
O. Jr. Senaabaiieh nf f.imW' . Vn-
R. Hill Jr:t ami Idrs. T BedaHlfoore Tf
San Antonio; Rv w. Vi Bryan of Tyler
. ' ' :a "mvew ot uaireston."
Alternate 4rrmt t .
Wrltht f Tomnli. fciTrYi:
Dallay Rjt.R.' Hay ifHmu
Rev. J. T. Orlswold Lubl)ock7" 7
Sir Edward.Carsbn's Resig-
nation vauses ivus-
SINN FEIN COUP
Dublin-Belfast Wires Cut;
Stronger .Curfew. Law
-' By JOHri STEELE.
Special Cable " to thicago Tribune. By
Leased Wire .tO The Houston Post
BELFAST Feb. 6: Ulster has ac
cepted the resignation of Sir. Edward
Carson leadership and elected Sir James
Craig hi successor with the appearance
of. enthusiastic : ananimfyy but with
searching heart and misgivings for the
leading unionists told me after the meet-
ing that they ! feared the possibility of
a naaonaust comoinaiion carrring oy a
amall majority Vlxter parlament In
which case the. first ' meetli g of the
parliament would be it last-Hits home
rule act provides that with the consent
of both parliaments Ireland ' could be
united under en government
' Want jUaa Fiaera la.
An enersetic camDalgn has already
been begun1 to unite the Sinn Feinershe
old nationalists who were strong in
Ulster before Gladstone's home rule
movement and of whom there are still
remnants left in the new unionist party.
Added to their strength will be the
temperance party. which ia thought to be
strong among . tne women voters ana
rnlcn is angry at tne selection pi sir
ames. who la the managing director of
Dunville'a distillery as the new Ulster
leader and prospective premier. Scotch
prohibitionist have announced their in
tention of spending $250000 to assist
th candidacy of the temperance party in
the Ulster elections.
New ParUameat Uaaap.
The new Ulster parliament will con
sist of 64 members; ana the old unionists
only claim a majority of 10 or 12. A
half dosen surprisee-jrould destroy their
majority. ; 'f
Tbe business no en hr Belfast also are
much worried hr the Southern boycott.
and they are Jearful of committing
I later a affaira ;jnrn rh hanrta nf rh
Carsouites who '.are ruled by the great
Rumors of Sinn Fein
Special Cable to Chicago Tribune.-1 By
Leaaed Wire to The Houston Post
DUBLIN. Feb. 6. Telephone and
telegraph wires were cut in many places
Saturday between 'Dublin and Belfast
isolating many town and cities including
tbe capital There have been rumors for
several days of a big Hinn Fein offen-
sive and it ia believed the cutting ot the
wires was the first step.
Crown forces raided the Dominican
Nuns seminary in Dublin Saturday even
ing ana arrested the entire stsff.or lay
teachers. Dr. J.' C. McWaltrr. hirh
sheriff of Dublin died suddenly Saturday
or heart disease.
Dublin . castle fiiures show that lfl
policemen were killed and 11 wounded
in the last six days. Three civilians
were killed and three wounded in tbe
Carfew May Be Mare Stritgeat.
General Boyd in charge of the British
army in the Dublin district threatens
more stringent curfew regulations if at
tack on forces of the crown dn not cease
Heretofore curfew hours hsve onlv been
altered when patrols were attacked and
were purely punitive measures.
Maa Foead Shot Deaf.
The body of an unidentified man. who
had been shot to death was found in a
hilly region near Dublin Saturday. The
dead man was attired in civilian clothes.
but wore military underwear. A motor
car wrecked and burned was found nearby.-
It is believed the victim was a
secret service man who had been brought
in his car to the' lonely spot where his
body waa found and executed.
Story of Irish Republican
Army Told by Officer
Associated Press Report.
DUBLIN F0b.;A high officer of
the Irish republican army hat given to
the Associated Press a lenrthv state
ment onjthe army and its operafion.
This is the first statement thus fur made
public but the identity of the officer and
the circumstance ef the interview can
not be .disclosed nor i the correspondent
permitted to aublish the statistical in-
formation aupplied regarding the total
number of. forces both regular and "Ir"
as the flyirg conimna composed of men
on the run are termed now Id the field.
The officer .who will be designated in
the interview a-"Colonel XT'. spoke
freely answering . unhesitatingly every
question t propounded but he enjoined
Bon-puMicatwn of various statements
wmcn b. bm "might give information
to m enemy. - . 4 ;
Oaaiea Breakap f Anay.
tie emohkticait nniA tk
declaration of Major Geaerai Strickland
wmmmMl of the British troops that
" rwpuDucan. army organisation
was dismembered and repudiated the sug-
gestion that tb remarkable activity in
in met fortnight war a demonstration
uitprpve ; tne . assertions that the
morale of the volant ra Ma
"The. recenVJncreaae la the number of
mwVS 2" m wwvfetea" aaid Col-
VK nl "totral development
que to ue periecongof our organisation.
From new en there will he further exten-
sion. Uiea;tatBs1ficttteB rof eur opra.
tions in all narta ef in
Jilt estimated thati3ia M.kiu..
would aoonbegin the issuance of a mill'
tar cwuiUquv probably weekly and
dde4 uraystem-ot communication it
not rei m rapid; btt It wrtaln."
V lie. tmilrd at referchcea Liih tn hi.
atteatloa. that licbial CoIBn waa head
Housjon Writes Lodge Re-
to Charge of
Secret Advances H
Leaders Believe Reparations
Should Enable Allies
. to Pay Debts
By Leased Wire to The1 Houston Post.
WASHINGTON Feb. 6. The WDeon
administration wOl follow a policy of
hands off with regard to America's $10-
000000000 foreign loan for the. re
mainder of its term. It is quite content
to leave the task of collecting the prin-
cipal and interest to the incoming repub
Information to the effect waa con
veyed to the senate Saturday in the form
of a letter from Secretary of the Treas
ury Houston to 8enator Lodge of da
sacnuseiis. xne letter was to tne sen
ate tor the enlightenment of senators
who were outsled bv dispatches from
England telling of Austin Chamberlain'
speech to tbe effect tbat the British gov-
ernment ha proposed the cancellation of
the foreign debt and that the United
States had objected.
Mr. Houston wrote to Senator Ledge:
"The Liberty bonds acta contemplated
that the secretary of the treasury should
negotiate an exchange of demand oMiga
tiohs of foreign governments held by the
United State for long time oblirations.
Accordingly the negotiations to that end
involving a postponement of the time (or
isyment of interest were undertaken.
hi is all set forth in my annual report
1WM. Buch necotiationa have not bet
concluded except that during August
1920. an arrangement waa made with the
British government in resnect of 1122.-
017.633 of its obligation held by the
United States as set forth on nace S3 of
my annual report ot luzu
I nder this arrangement n7.633.07 of
tne principal together with accrued in
terest baa been paid: tne accrued inter
est on tbe remainder becomes due April
and May 1921; thereafter Intereat it
ayable semi-annually . and the priaeioal
ecomea due in eonal afinual installments
during April and May of tbe yearn 1821-
Z-3-4. Tbe negotiations before men
Honed were' conducted almost entirely
orally. There hare not been any officiil
proposals on the subject that would m
any war bind this mverameat or thafor-
efo eiumwiarolbcr then thiar agne
meat ef th forelm govemmanU ca-
tained their demand obligation held by
the unitea nutea to give long time eau-
ration if requested in exchange therefor.-
Te Let Matter Go Over.-
'Tor obvious reasons I shall not dar-
ing the remainder of my 'term of office
proceed further with such negotiations
leaving my successor free if he sets fit
to continue tbem without any commit-
ments having been made by me except as
to tbe 1122017633 of Obligations of the
British government above referred to."
Senators were stirred by the Chamber-
lain speech and outspoken in the criticism
of the administration for having ao care-
fully concealed the loan negotiation.
Democratic senators joined In denouncing
the secrecy attending the negotiations
"Tbat article in the press today" said
Senator Walsh of Massachusetts "can-
tains the first information that' haa been
in any way given to the American public
that an actual proposal was made by a
debtor government to cancel our foreign
obligations. It seems to me that the
American people have a right to know
whether or not such a proposal waa made
and if so why we were not informed of it
especially in view of the course pursued
so much of late of spreading propaganda
in favor of a policy in this country which
some foreign country may desire to pro-'
Senator McKellar of Tennessee dem-
ocrat agreed with him and insisted on
having the press dispatches about the
Chamberlain speech printed in the record.
Johesoa Scores Policy.
Senator Johnson of California declared
the incident was characteristic of tbe
manner in which the American people
have had to get information regarding
their foreign affairs from abroad. "Right
now." he said "we have to look to Tokto
to furnish us with information about the
new agreement with Japan."
The judiciary committee took up the
3uestion. Senator Reed of Missouri
emorrat. warned the republicans that
the secretary of the treasury waa trying
to escape a congressional investigation
of the treasury's loan negotiations. Sen-
ator Nelson of Minnesota republican
disagreed with bim. Senator Reed de-.
dared tbat injunction proceedings would
be brought to prevent further advances
of money to foreign governments by the
' Waatt Debts Paid.
The view of this government ia under-
stood to be that if the allies can pay
their debit to the United States this
country wants them paid seeing ao valid
or meritorious reason why they' should
not be paid. It waa recalled that some of
tbe allied debts to the peace conference
desired an apportionment of the allied
Indebtedness which would have loaded
tbe United States not onlv with the full
amount of the loans it advanced to tbe
allies but also with a part of th war
costs advanced by the allies themselves.
The inference from Chamberlain's
speech that the allies are Buffering by
reason of their indebtedness to America
and that the United State ought loyally
to cancel this indebtedness ia not relished
men una louroieuuns ia- not reusoea
He pointed oat that the alHet very
ltly. after having already taken away
Germany all of the latter'a ntercaa-
tile marine and capital abroad that had
not been "tied down" have taxed Ger
many witb an indemnity which alone i
larger than the allies' debt to America
and that they have furthermore levied a
12 per cent exportvtariff on Germany.
Tbe interest on the indemnity and the
12 per cent export tax it ia declared if
. (Continued e. Page Two.)
; f ' .v -: c "-?
"T- Associated Pres Report-
SANTIAGO Chfl Feb. .-r-The fol
lowing cablegram waa aent to President
Wilson by Presidetit Alesaanari of Chile
Sunday: s::'.y:Mri. .V. '
'At 0e momat when the 'Narth
American Fadflc fleet leaver Valparaiso
which I had the high honor ot reviewing
from a battkah'ip ol the ChUeaa fleet" I
felt is my duty to aend yea afectionate
flagship greetinga aaaariag jo that tne
visit of the oSctr and crew who were
our guest; andepeciaHy Adlmal Bod-
man contributed )b a hign degree to la-
crease the friendlv aenthnent of the gov-
emment and peopleof Chile toward the
United Statt'coatituang at the aame
time through the. caltore and distinctioa
of the visitor and the number and dan
of the ship new prof of the material and
moral greatnesa of that nation.''
TRMr HITS AUTO
. llEAR PAuADM
4 . .
Late Report Says Injured
Men Are Not
. Three mea narrowly escaped death
Sunday afternoon when a 8on therm Pa-
cific outbound passenger train' crashed
into their automobile at Pasadena ; X
tL Merk 2118 McGowen arena and
J. W. Roberta 19 Hamilton street auf-
fereal slight tnjurie although both were
pinned beneath the antomohile. jr. Stone-
wall. 302 Lumberman . National bank
building escaped aniojured. ; Weatheka
er'e ambulance conveyed the Injured maa
to the Suneet hoipltaL 1
TeU f Aanaeat .
According to Mr. Roberta Merk waa
driving the ahtomohile. The party waa
returning from a farm where Merk bad
gone to-mueet the.rent. The driver
did not notice the approaching train until
the machine waa within a few feet of the
track. He then applied the brake bat
the 'car skidded onto the track. The
engine crashed Into the front end of the
naciuua uutuug it cuua uio! .
Mr Roberta aud IfeU Merk hot ot
whom were in the front aaai weiaftianed
ttfflwa clear of Jba wredraaiiezMeaxal
hia compenioBfcs'" A: member it m ttafat
crew called the ubulanca n .
Hat rJanwemtly Hart
At the hospital lata Sunday afternoon
t& . . . '..L . ; l. . l Vl
was reavfiea inai aeiuer. ot ue IB-
Ljured men were In danger. Me Merk Bat
tered abrastions and coatnaions about
the head and cheat Concussion caused
by the impact of the collision eau ted
him. to be in a stupor part1 of Sunday
afternoon. Mr. Roberta Buffered only
minor braises and aprains about the feet
and lege. - '
Frenchman Scores Warrior;
Now Dodges Challenger
Special Cable to Chicago Tribune.. By
Lieaeea wire to Tne Houston root
PARIS Feb. . Fearing a slap in the
face because of hia refusal to accept
challenge to fight a duel Laos Daudet a
royalist deputy ia not attending sitting
of the French chamber of depatigi pend
ing the "neceaaary police- protection
measures" which he demanded in writing
from the president of the chamber.
M. Daudet accused Paul Da Cassagnac
a Bonapartiat deputy who waa awarded
the croix de guerre and the legioB of
honor decoration for gallantry la action
and who waa wounded during the war of
having obtained hia decoration by falae
pretenses. - ; .
M. De Caaaagaae challenged Daadei to
a duel with regulation revolvers ataad
ing. and firing at will at 15 meteraivM.
Daudet who did not fight a the war
now also refuses to fight a duet De
Cassagnac' has announced that he will
slap Daudet'a face because of hi refusal
to fight v -
Recently Alexander Blanc a socialist
deputy slapped Daudet'a face in the
chamber lobby. The present 'incident ia
be(n keenly discussed ia Parisian nodal
and political circle. j
Ejiglish Speaker Declares
New rarliament Is Due
Snaeial CaMa ta TIiLmm Tk..'..
Leaaed Wire to TheHouaton Peat
LONDON. Feb. U-AddreJn
Oxford University Liberal dob Saturday
night Sir Donald McLean national lib
eral leader aaid that the. next session
narllamenf annU Tt (ha laat nmln i
. r- .w iauvi . ww
present government for a general elec
tion waa aura to come. He attacked tw
expenditure of th 'present government
giving the figure for military porpoees
aiona at 3ouuow pounaa aterUag.'
Reaarding the renarationa settlement.
Sir Donald held bat though Germany
waa wrong in the war world Peace bad
been put above vengeance. He aaid Ire
land waa ia a worse eenditioa of anarchy
than ever ia its history and declared the
government waa not trying a policy of
conciuatlon. 1 - J';;v' -.
The policy of th liberals he' 4mtjl
wald-ae'bhe of open diplomacy before
tne government enierta any war with all
facta full and fairhr nreMntMl ifM
the peoplv and the issue of war wnuid
Under Sewtaryof - St:
Answers Qiarge 6i free
Nations Association ;
OFf DEPARTMET .
Privilege and Mail Serv-
v-t- -- '-
v By ARTHUR SCARS HCNNINS.
By Leaaed Wire to Tbe Houston Po
WASHINGTON Feb. L That t
United Statea is participating to i
armed epoaition to aoviet Raas:a
hindering intercourse therewith la d '
by Under-Secretary of Btato Davis i
letter to Alton B. Parker. answ
charge by the League of Free Na
assodaQoo. to which Mr. farter c
the state department's -atteutiont
The United States." aaid' thai.
"haa at varionsv times helped armea
tervtntioa ia Russia with money t
and munltiona. - It ia not now disc!
whether oat government la) at pre
doing ao." ....
"The first Btatament n traar nil 1
Davit "bat official announcement
made whea the last of. oar troopa i
withdrawn from Raaaiaa territory
tua government la not at preeent i
tidpating la . any armed action t
soviet Rusaia nor ia it aapportliit
money anea or munltiona any t '
group or parties which are in t
withtho soviet '
m lJalla k. tkA
that thia government ia eeeretlv e
tea to tntervenuon la iuisaia ia v
out. It baa no baaia whataoerer in i
and its implied charge that such en.
menta exist is rafuted by the well k
policy of opposition to intervention r
taiaed for months preceding the de
ot the auDrema war eon aril- ta
troopa to Buaaia by oar effort to r
ue joint lntervenaon tp the an-
acope and to hold to apecificaHy dw
and limited parpoeea." . -
-. ; Aaawora Lsagia'a f Charga.
The ' league's charge that j the '.'IV
8tates la maintaining a blockade
American trade with Bnsaia even
Reading to ahipment ot aoap and meC
Buppllea jlr. Davi anawers thus;
"Since the war trade board recnlat;
fai .regard to trade with . Raaaia v.
amended en July 8 1920 it ia not t
that K has been our policy .to refuse
permit relief td be seat to soviet 1
suu 'me amy rastneuon maioutinea
this fovernment eat export trade v
soviet Russia ia the restriction on t
export ed araaitions sr. eommodities r
eeptibla of immediate WJilltary-we -the
ehtpraeat of tunaaoditie and. r
qnalLfi cation it is aeceasary to app'
t pedal export licensee. There ia s
atrictioa .oa the export to Unas
'medical eunphea aoap and the con
necesaitiea of hfe.' No special l -are
needed none haa been applied f
That relatively little of these r
moditiea has been sent. is due to r
commercial considerations. Two L
ent organise tiont have been -carryii"
a noisy agitation la thla matter and
aerting that they have bean prevents 1
tiuB government from ' aending me
supplfea to Raaaia. They have been
formed that ao such obstacle exk
such shipment bat apparently they i
ao funde to eand aappaea oc to pay .
their transport . :r-;.f: i ..
latomtad la Relief Werlu
The department 'Of state haat '
sa mtenae and eontinaal Interest in
poasibQity of arranging lot' largo a
relief work by strong and reputable i
ganisationa The difficulties which t
ttood la the way of any acoompV
meats ia this matter have been raised ?
by this government but b tbe aov"
wno can not nna m tneir tneory of c
muniam any exenae for private p.
thropy. Representative of th in t
Kef organisations with tbe knowle 0 i
approval of the department of s'
have visited the central soviet aut
itie in Moscow to the hope of estate
a uoaaa vrrenai tor aaca work.
th two exceptions have been met 1
rebuffs. I ; ; . '.
' "la thla matter tba experience of t
government has beea identical with t
of European countriea both those l.
were associated with aa in the war t
the Northern neutrals. The only r-
work which the aoviata will tolerate
the direct gift ot supplies to the s"
government to be distributed by t
at tkeitvown Urgisse. Quite aside f
the question of whether this wouid
politically expedient it is the opinion
almost all of those experienced in ai
work that it would be impossible
raise funds from private subscriptions
this baaia. ;f 1-
Official EBosaraassjoai IppaaaCa
"The stata department bis taken V
poBttioo ' that it coold not officially -conrage
the entry Into soviet territory
American relief workers so long sa t
soviet-authoritiea continue to hold i
hettages Americaa cHlaeaa who are i
accused of any illegal activities but i
attitude towards relief workers has t
identical with that toward private b
nesa enterprises. Any American ci
who wishes to enter Russia ea his
responsibility and without a - pasc
can do ao without any hinderaace f
thla government The 'official obsh
tion to feeding of Rusaisa children
Americana has come not from thla t
emment but from the Soviets" .'
The league chanted that the stata 7
partment confiscates the passports
Americans traveling to Raaaia pen
no communication with Russi tnd v
prevents Russian-Americans' from t
coring their relatives t .'
; fancy sf OsaartaMst. '
f "la conformity with tba order 1
the war trade board restrictions
trade with soviet Russia" said Mr.Ni
It has been . the policy of thla d
ment to issue passports to Amei
wishing to enter soviet Russia goo
the countries of transit . The an
of thin paragraph seem to have fe.
idea of the nature Of a passport
merely a formal and engraved adnp
ef an official letter of introductio
ia addressed to a friendly governs
governments and ft would not be i
or appropriate for this governn
give a letter of introduction to t
authorities. There ia no pos.
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