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PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1921
SHIP WAGE FAILS
COURT CALLS MOONEY
AS WITNESS IN CASE
CONVICTED BO.UB MURDERER
TO TESTIFY FOR SELF.
ALBERS CASE UP
TO U.S. ATTORNEY
KNOX PEACE PLANS
UP FOR VOTE TODAY
IN STEEL'IS CHARGED
DUTCH SHUT FIELD
TO STANDARD OIL
AVIATOR GIVES LIFE
TO SAVE PEDESTRIANS
U. S. STAND DM YAP
BUCKED BY ITALY
Entire, Accord on Other
Issues Also Expressed.
FRIENDS AST) FOES CONCEDE
RESOLUTION WILL- "WIN.
COMPLAINT FILED BY FEDERAL-
DEATH CHOSEN' RATHER THAN
LANDING IN' STREET.
General Tie-Up May 1
EACH SIDE VISITS HARDING
Benson Declines to Discuss
Call on President.
Life Termer at San Qucntin Will
Be In San Francisco Monday
Unless Warden Resists.
SAX FRAXCISCO. April 29. A writ
of habeas corpus and testificandum
(for the purpose of taking the testi
mony), designed to return Thomas J.
Mooney, convicted of a bomb murder,
to this city on Monday to testify in
an action seeking his release from the
penitentiary, was issued by the su
perior court today.
Unless the warden of the peniten
tiary at San Quentin resists, Mooney
will be brought here on the date spec
Ified. It was planned to serve the
warden with the order tomorrow.
Moonev'i testlmnnv will ha taken
UN UNO LtAVh rnAY tn fbefore Louis H. Ward in con
I nectlon with a petition for a writ or
audita querela (the complaint having
been made) intended to release on the
ground that his conviction was ob
tained by fraud. According to his
counsel, the code provides for the in
vocation of this writ, a common-law
pleading, when all other means of ob
taining relief have failed.
Mooney and Warren K. Billings are
serving life sentences following con
viction for murder in connection with
the death of ten persons in a bomb
explosion here during a preparedness
day parade in 1916.
Next Move to Be Made
MATTER WILL BE REFERRED
Representatives In Absence of Chlel
Executive Submit Issue In Re
port; Pajr Cut Is Rejected.
WASHINGTON'. April 19. A gen
aral'ripun of all shiDDine at American
) porta except on the Great Lakes on
May 1 appeared imminent tonight
after negotiations between the ship
f.ng board, steamship owners and
marine workers had been abandoned
as a result of the refusal of employes
to accept a IS per cent wage reduc
tion. A last effort to avert a final breach
between the employers and marine
workers was made late today when
Chairman Benson of the shipping
board 'and representatives of the
marine unions called separately at the
White House to lay their cases be
fore the president.
Propoaal Prevtoaaly Rejected.
Previously the chairman and the
shipowners had rejected a proposal by
Andrew Furuseto, president of the
international seamen's union, to sub
mit the whole question to President
Harding for arbitration.
Chairman Benson declined to dis
cuss his visit at the. White House,
but the union, representatives in the
absence of the president left a "re
port and a prayer" in behalf of all
the workers submitting the matter to
The break In negotiations came
after a final conference called by
Chairman Benson to consider new
wage and working agreements.
Wi(t Cat la Rejected.
The chairman's proposal for a 1
per cent wage cut was rejected for
the engineers on the ground that it
was not justified by living costs or
necessary as an economy in operat
It. P. Griffin for the cooks and
stewards declared that the proposed
wage cut was "a sign on the dotted
line proposition," and asked that the
controversy be submitted to' a disin
Mr. Furuseth asked for assurances
that certain conditions would make a
part of any new agreement. Including
preference for American citizens in
employment, enforcement of the sea
men's act and recognition of the
union's right to act for the men.
Chairman Indorses Idea.
Chairman Benson replied that he
Indorsed the idea of preference for
American citizens and would carry
out those parts of the law under his
jurisdiction, but that the other points
of working conditions would be de
In a statement tonight Chairman
j.ue exiuns or ine initea states
hipping board and the ship interests
to avert a break with marine labor
have come to naught. The refusal
of the men to recognize the need for
readjustment on a reasonable basis
has ended the prolonged negotiations.
The shipping board has endeavored to
meet the men in the fairest and most
conciliatory spirit It is, however,
deeply conscious of Its obligations to
the people of the United States to
protect their interest in the mer
"It is reluctantly compelled to meet
with all the resources at its com
mand the situation which con
SEATTLE UNIONS TO REFUSE
Orders Received to Sign Only on
Present Wage Agreement.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 29. Marine
engineers here were instructed by the
national executive committee of the
Marine Engineers' Beneficial associa
tion today to sign ship's articles only
onthe basis of the present wage scale
agreement, which expires May 1. Of
ficers of the Seattle local said retro
active agreements already signed
would be recognized, but no further
agreements of that character would
Puget sound steamship owners re
cently asked for a new agreement
providing for a 10 per cent cut in
wages, which the engineers rejected
en the claim that such a cut had been
granted on Puget soind vessels two
The situation was said to threaten
. no immediate trouble as owners would
be required to give 30 days' notice of
another 10 per cent reduction.
MAIL STEAMERS TO OPERATE
Trans-Pacific Craft to Continue In
Spite of Strike.
SAN" FRANCISCO, April 29. Steam
chip operators have determined upon
procedure to be followed in case the
threatened strike of marine engineers
ll'uncluued uo Page 3, Column i.)
JANITORS ABE MENACED
Plan to "Farm Out" County Court
House Work Protested.
Protest over "farming out" the jan
itor work of the Multnomah county
court house was voiced when the mat
ter came up for consideration of the
commissioners yesterday with the
opening of bids on the work.
Commissioner Hoyt said it would
mean the dismissal of many married
men, employes in many cases of the
county for years. District-Attorney
Evans said county officials were
pleased with the service.
The bids follow: George Manning,
$1400 a month; Austin Maloney, $1500
and George Zimmerman, $1995. The'
bids were referred to Commissioner
Rudeen, sponsor of the proposed sys
tern. The county is paying about
$2215 for janitor service.
NEGRO, 19, IS LYNCHED
Mob Hangs Black Who Confessed
to Attack on While Girl.
BOWLING GREEK, Mo.. April 29
Roy Hammonds, a 19-year-old negro,
awaiting transportation to the peni
tentiary for assault on a 14-year-old
white girl, was seized at the station
here tonight by a mob which over
powered Sheriff . Moore and half a
Hammonds' was lynched at 7:45 P.
M., the crowd hanging him to a tele
The crime was committed here late
Wednesday night and Hammonds, ar
rested this morning, confessed and on
his plea of guilty in circuit court
this afternoon was sentenced to 10
years in the penitentiary.
HUGHES ANSWERS PANAMA
Secretary Replies to Attack on
AVhite Boundary Award.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 29.
Formal answer to Panama's protest
against compliance with insistence ot
Secretary Hughes that the White
boundary award should be made tha
basis of an adjustment of the dispute
between Panama and Costa Rica has
been made by Secretary Hughes.
Danger of war between the two
southern countries was believed by
officials here to have disappeared
with the receipt of the American
warning that hostilities must not be
Government's Views Suppos
edly to Be Considered.
JUDGE CAREY CONSULTED
Counsel for Miller Says Department
at First Was Disposed to
Grant Full Pardon.
Hitchcock Declares Measure Inter'
feres With German Repara
THE OPvEGONTAN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. D. C. April 29. The next
move In the case of Henry Albers,
wealthy miller under conviction for
violation of the espionage act, must
be made by the United States attorney
at Portland. The government, through
the solicitor-general, having con
fessed error In the trial of Mr. Albers,
the case will be sent back at once
to the court at Portland where It
originally was tried. Any further
proceedings there, it is supposed, will
take into consideration the view of
the department as expressed in its
confession of error.
Charles H. Carey of Portland, of
counsel for Mr. Albers, made the fol
lowing statement today as to the
progress of the case after it reached
the supreme court:
When I first applied to the office
cf the attorney general fof the gov
ernment's brief in reply to one filed
by me, I was told by the assistant
attorney general that he had read
my brief and thought Mr. Albers
ought not. to have been convicted,
for the reason that the disloyal words
uttered by him mentioned in the in
dictment were uttered at a time when
he was irresponsible on account of
The department considered the ad
visability of granting him a complete
pardon, but finding that tills was not
practicable under the rules of the
pardon office before the time when
the case could be reached for argu
ment In the supreme court, I was
notified that the government would
rot attempt to reply to my brief, but
would confess error. No argument
was made by the government on the
hearing of the case.
The solicitor-general, representing
the prosecution, told the court that
error committed In the trial was ad
mitted. This resulted in an order re
versing the decision."
Judge Carey added that no request
was made for a pardon and that no
(Concluded on Pace 2. Column 1.
WASHINGTON, D. C. April 29. In
spirited debate the senate today pro
ceeded toward the vote on the Knox
peace resolution arranged for late to
morrow, with both friends and foes
conceding Its adoption.
Discussion today developed a break
in the democratic ranks, when Sena
tor Reed of Missouri made a lengthy
address in support of the resolution.
Senator Pomerene, democrat, Ohio,
filed a minority report., signed by
all present democratic members of
the foreign relations committee, pre
dicting that the resolution would
"prove a disappointment" and assert
ing that it was an attempt to "usurp"
the president's treaty-making powers.
There were reports today that one
or two defections from both repub
lican aides were in prospect on the
final vote, which will follow presen
tation of several substitute resolu
tions by republican senators on the
subject of German reparations.
That the Knox resolution would in
terfere with the present German repa
rations negotiations was emphasized
today by its opponents. Senator Hitch
cock, democrat, ' Nebraska, declared
the measure "inopportune." He
charged that republicans, by falling
to speak in support of tha measure,
were in "a conspiracy of silence," and
also were attempting to "flout" the
president by dictating terms for a
settlement with Germany. This was
denied by Senators Kellogg and Reed,
the latter declaring that Mr. Harding
has "invited" adoption of the resolu
tion. The resolution also was described
as "an attempt by act of congress to
usurp the treaty-making power of
the president and the senate," and
"the first attempt In the history of
our country to circumvent the treaty
The minority members further con
tended that enactment of the resolu
tion . would remove all war restric
tions on trade between the United
States and Germany with a decided
benefit to the latter; give the United
States no compensating return as the
result of the war; serve to strengthen
Germany's claim of Illegal seizure of
the property of Germany and German
nationals by the United States; leave
Germany in possession of all Amer
ican property seized by her during the
war: make it impossible under the
resolution either "to persuade or com
pel Germany to reciprocate by similar
legislation" and "leave all other mat
ters to be hereafter adjusted accord
ing to Germany's own sweet will."
Much of the same objections, the
report stated, applied to the portion
declaring peace with Austria-Hungary.
"We conclude, therefore," the re
port said, "that if the administration
is not willing to ratify the Versailles
treaty with . such ,-eservatIons and
upon such terms and conditions as
will secure to the United States and
its nationals all of the rights and
privileges which ate provided for
them under the Versailles treaty, then
Legality of "Pittsburg Plus Price,"
Long Denounced, Is to Be
Tried Out in Courts.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 29. A
formal complaint against the United
States Steel corporation and 11 sub
sidiary companies, alleging unfair
competition in Interstate commerce,
was Issued today by the federal trade
commission. The commission finally
has decided that it has sufficient
jurisdiction to take up the long
standing complaints by various users
of steel products and others against
the alleged use by the corporation of
the device known as the "Pittsburg
It was announced, however, that
the commission had divided three to
two. Chairman Thompson and Com
missloners Pollard and Nugent voting
for issuance of the complaint, an
Commissioners Gaskill and Murdock
The steel corporation and its sub
sidlaries received 30 days to mak
formal answer to the complaint, after
which the case will proceed to trial
on its merits.
The complaint was issued under th
Clayton anti-trust act and the law
establishing the commission, and th
commission's announcement said th
case was "an outgrowth of conditions
complained of by more than 2700
manufacturers of steel in the Chicago,
Duluth and Birmingham districts, by
legislatures of three states, by sev
eral municipalities and by chambers
of commerce and many business or
ganizations throughout the United
Parliament Votes for Su
AMERICA TO RETALIATE
Note Announces Ban on All
T0WNLEY TURNED DOWN
Sew Trial Is Denied President of
ST. PAUL, April 29. The state su
preme court today denied a new trial
to A. C. Townley, president of the
national non-partisan league, and Jo
seph Gilbert, ex-organization mana
ger of the league, convicted on
charge of conspiracy to teach sedi
tion. The case was tried June 23
Townley and Gilbert were found
guilty July 12, 1919, by a jury in the
Jackson county district court, and
sentenced by Judge Dean to 90 days
in Jail. Execution of sentence was
delayed by appeal.
HAWAII HAS TAX SCANDAL
(Concluded on Page 2, Column 6.)
Laggard Collectors Fail to Get
$500,000 Due Last Year.
HONOLULU. T. H., April 29. (Spe
cial.) The skeleton in the territorial
government closet was rattled at
session of the territorial legislature
In the course of an argument over
It became known that close to
$500,000 In taxes for last year had
not been collected and that terri
torial tax collectors were laggards,
The legislature was endeavoring to
discover some means to have this
LIQUOR BIDDY'S PROPERTY
Law Recognizes lien's Rights but
Punishes Her Owner.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29. A set
ting hen nested over several bottles
of wine prevented Mrs. Mamie Crow
ley, owner of the hen, from being
prosecuted as the owner of the wine
today, it being decided that the hen
was in possession. .
Mrs. Crowley was found guilty,
however, of selling wine other than
that making up the strange nest
eggs, and will be sentenced tomorrow.
THE REMEDY FOR PROFITEERING REMAINS WITH THE HOUSEWIFE AND NOT WITH THE
LAW ATTORNEY-GENERAL DAUGHERTY.
PRESIDENT GOLF VICTOR
Harding, Paired With Evans, Out
do Under-Secretary and Senator.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 29.
President Harding and "Chick" Evans,
paired, outclassed Under-Secretary
Fletcher of the state department and
Senator Kellogg of Minnesota at the
Chevy Chase golf links today.
The president and the open golf
champion were 15 up when the four
some ended at the 16th hole. The lat
ter part of the match was played in
DEATH LURKSJN POCKETS
Irish Told to Keep Hands Exposed
or Run Risk of Being Snot.
' DUBLIN, April 29. A warning has
been issued by the military authori
ties in Tipperary that civilians "with
hands in their pockets" are liable to
arrest or to run the risk of being
The reason for the warning is said
to be that murderers not infrequently
steal upon their victims with hands in
their pockets so as to hide their
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TEXT IS MADE PUBLIC
High Importance Is Attached to
Principles of Reciprocity and
THE HAGUE, April 29. (By the
Associated Press.) The second cham
ber of parliament today, by a vote of
49 to 30, adopted the Djambl oil field
bill, thus barring the bid of the
Standard Oil company for a conces
sion in the Sumatra oil region.
The bill provides for the exploita
tion of the valuable oil lands for a
period of 40 years by a combination
of the Dutch Indian government and
the Batavia Oil company
belonging to the Shell group. The
capital of 10,000,000 guilders will be
equally divided, but the company
will be under control of the Dutch
Pilot Falls 200 Feet to Railway
Bridge, and Burned In Debris,
Is Lost In Flames.
CLEVELAND, O., April 29. Itather
than attempt a landing in a street a
course which would have endangered
the lives of many persons J. T.
Christensen, air mall pilot. 31, of Chi
cago, sacrificed his life today when
he was forced to seek a landing in
downtown Cleveland because of en
The pilot fell 200 feet to a rail
road track, and, burled beneath the
wreckage of his machine, was burned
to death when the gasoline tank ex
ploded, setting fire to the debris.
Once he skirted over a vacant lot,
which he apparently could not see.
Christensen was making his first
trip on the Chicago-Cleveland route,
having left Chicago this morning. He
was recently transferred to that di
vision from the Cleveland-New York
route and previously flew on the Chicago-Omaha
division. He held three
speed records. First reports wer
that he had plunged into the Cuya
BURROUGHS' WILL FILED
Secretary Gels Royalties
Books of Naturalist.
Board to Be All Dutchmen.
' The board of directors must all
be Dutchmen. Its president, vice
president and one other member of
the board of directors are to be
nominated by the Dutch minister of
the colonies under the provisions of
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 29.
The United States finds no alternative
than the adoption of the principle that
no foreign capital may operate in
American oil lands unless its govern
ment accords similar privileges to
American citizens, William Phillips,
American minister at The Hague, said
in a note which he handed The Neth
erlands minister of foreign affairs on
April 19 by direction of Secretary
Monopoly Pretest la Made.
The note was in the nature of a
protest against the granting of a
monopoly for the development of the
Djambi oil fields in the Dutch East
Indies to a company "in which no for
eign capital other than American is
so largely interested."
'My government," said Mr. Phil
lips, "attaches the highest importance
to the recognition of the principles of
the reciprocity and equal opportunity
in the solution of the oil problem, as
well as the extension to American
capital organized under Dutch law of
the same privileges and benefits
which are granted to other foreign
capital similarly organized under the
laws of The Netherlands."
Informal Conferences Held.
Presentation of the note followed
nformal conferences between Mr.
Phillips and the Dutch government
extending over a period of 12 months
and having to do with the efforts of
American capital to obtain a conces
sion in the Sumatra oil region. The
Standard Oil company had submitted
a bid for a concession in that region.
The contention of the state depart
ment, it was understood, was that the
company to which the concession for
the development of the Djambi fields
Is to be granted is largely financed
by British capital. At the Dutch le
gation, however, it was said that the
Batavia Oil company, which is to fur
nish half ol the capital for the devel-
ping company, is controlled by
The text of the American note, as
made public at the state department,
"Excellency: During the last IS
months I have, on several occasions,
presented to your excellency the very
great interest of my government in
the participation by American capital
in the development of the mineral oil
deposits of The Netherlands East In
dies. With your approval, I have also
had frequent interviews with the min
ister of the colonlea on this same
Accessibility Is Asked.
"On every occasion I have sought
to impress upon the government of
The Netherlands that the real inter
est of the government of the United
States in these matters lies in the
recognition of the principle of mutual
or reciprocal accessibility to vital and
natural resources by the nationals of
the United States and by those of
foreign countries, and the belief that
the recognition of the principle of
equal opportunity is the solution of
the future oil problems throughout
"I have pointed out that the Unl
States has for years carried a bu
of supplying a large part of the pe
troleum consumed by other countries
and that tha petroleum resoruces of
no other country have been so heav
ily drawn upon to meet foreign needs
as the petroleum, resources of the
Ample Supplies Are Needed.
"I have pointed out that in the
future ample supplies of petroleum
have become indispensable to the life
and prosperity of my country as a
whole because of the fact that the
United States is an industrial nation,
in which distance renders transporta-
KINGSTON. N. T.. April 29. The
will of John Burroughs, the natural
ist, who died recently while on his
way home from California, was filed
the latter! for probate here today. The docu
ment was written on seven sheets of
heavy paper, each sheet signed by
the testator April 10, 1917. To Henry
Ford, "my old friend," Is bequeathed
the rustic writing table at "Wood
chuck Lodge, Roxbury."
Julian Burroughs, his son, Is named
as executor, excepting as to matters
relating to his literary property. To
this office Dr. Clara Barrus of West
Park, N. T., Is appointed, aad in ad
dition she Is made the biographer of
the deceased. To her is bequeathed
for life the royalties and income from
his books and writings.
REPLY IS FIRST RECEIVED
Willingness to Co-operate
Asserted In Note.
SOLUTION HOPE IS HELD
Promise Mude to Broach Question
at Meeting of Supreme Coun
cil Next Month.
FREIGHT ON WOOD RAISED
Sharp Advance to Consumer Looked
for In Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash.. April 29. (Spe
cial.) New freight rates on wood
from soutnft-est Washington mills to
Tacoma will caue a sharp advance In
the cost to the consumer, fuel dealers
said today. The new tariffs, effective
tomorrow, increase freight rates from
4$ to 66 per cent. The change will In
crease the cost of shipping wood from
94 cents to I1.56& cents a cord. Fully
60 per cent of the wood used in Ta
coma is shipped in from outside mills,
the fuel men averred.
City commissioners may tako a
hand in the business to prevent an in
crease to the consumer. It was said
today. An Investigation of the pro
posed rise will be started before the
advance Is made.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Highest temperature, S3
degrees; lowest, 41; clear.
TODAY'S Fair; northwesterly winds.
New German occupation is facing delay.
Standard Oil shut out of Sumatra fields.
Next move In Albers case to be made by
local United States attorney. Page 1.
United States' stand on Yap and other
ex-German possessions upheld by Italy.
Knox peace resolution up for vote today.
Ship wage conference falls; strike immi
nent. Page 1.
Federal trade commission files complaint
against steel corporation. Page 1.
Five-hour row wages about army bill.
Court calls Mooney to San Francisco as
witness. Page 1.
Hal BUllff, Stokes corespondent, proves
interesting witness. Page .
Pilot burned to death when mall plane
plunges Into river bank. Page 1.
Red May day guarded against In Chicago.
National chamber of commerce adopts
platform to safeguard business. Page 8.
Twenty-three acts of heroism recelvo rec
ognition from Carnegie commission.
Job hunters sad in Puget sound country.
Pacific Coast league results: At Port
land 7, Sacramento 8; at Los Angeles
6 ban F rancisco a; ai an r rancisco,
Oakland 10, Vernon 4. Pago 14.
Gordon signed to test Mickey Dempsey,
World record set In 440-yard hurdles.
City championship meet proves dual af
Tair. Page 12.
Commercial and Marine.
Decline In domestic sugar markets Is un
checked. Page 21.
Small stock of wheat available for May
contract deliveries, rage zi.
Break in oil shares unsettles stock market.
Strike will tie up four loaded steamers
here. Page 15.
Port In nd and Vicinity.
Spokane Is pleased over rate decision.
Oregon-Washington engineers confer on
Umatilla project. Page 21.
McCoy bound over In Troutdale bank case.
Building contractors averse to entering
Into working agreement with unions.
Baggage hlef ges $15,000 loot Page S.
Commercial fiwhers may lose use of Wil
lamette. Page 22.
City council decides to consider carefully
all features of terminal project. Page
Hot clashes mark Keelcy libel suit against
Journal. Pago 4.
Romance and luck mark gold strike near
Grants Pass. Page 4.
picture of Savior dented to children.
Nearly all meat prices on down grade
J. B Tenn resigns as road manager.
be west s best, says Dodon.
WASHINGTON. April 29. Italy is
In entire accord with trie United States
with respect to tho inland of Yap and
other ex-German overseas possesions.
It said In a note handed to Secretary
Hughes today by Ambassador Iticol.
The communication was in reply to
the note sent Italy by tho secretary
of state on April u at the same time
that similar notes were dispatched
to Great Britain, France and Japan.
Declaring that Italy had seconded
the Anglo-French proposal which
confided the study of tiu Tap ques
tion to the Juridiclal committee and
the conference of ambassadors, the
note said that Italy "now expects
that the conference will pronounce
itself with equanimity, in such a way
as to eliminate every possibility of
disagreement and to conciliate a!!
Co-operation In r'nvorrd.
The Italian government also said
that it is "particularly glad" when
ever the moral policies of the two
governments and the matcrlul Inter
ests of the two nations agree In such
a way as to put them in a position to
co-operate toward the attainment of
the common end "realization of an
era of serene peace and prosperity for
the civilised world."
The Italian reply was the first com
plete one received by the United
States from any of t'io four govern
ments addressed. France has made
a preliminary answjr, however, in
which she said at tho meeting of the
supreme council next month site would
broach the examination ot the Yau
question "with the greatest desire to
find a solution which will give every
satisfaction to the United States."
Note Handed t IlMBhrn.
The note from Italy was handed to
Secretary Hughes late today and was
Immediately made public. The text
was as follows:
Italy is fully convinced that the
United State are not asking for any
irivlkge In the island of Yap which
is not equally granted to every other
tlon, including Japan. Italy Is also
convinced that the United States In
tend to protect their interest in the
island of Yap with full consideration
for the interests of other nations.
"Italy therefore has not hesitated
f express herself In a way whlcn
completely agrees with the text of
the American noto of ;ne 6th of
April Instant, concerning the equal
ity of right among mandatories lu
the exercise of their mandates.
Juxt KlKhU Are Upheld.
"Italy wishes and trusts that tlie
Just rights of everybody concerned
be recognized always and everywhere,
in the island of Yap aa well as in
every other place and circumstance,
with perfect equality and Justlct".
Italy seconded the Anglo-French
proposal which confined the ntudy of
the Yap question to the Juridiclal com
mittee and the conference of am
bassadors in I'arls, In which she now
expects that the conference will pro
nounce itself with equanimity In such
a way as to eliminate every possi
bility of disagreement and to con
ciliate all conflicting interests.
"Italy Is particularly glad when
ever the moral policies of the two
governments and the material in
terests of the two nations agree in
such a way as to put Italy and the
United States in a position to co
operate toward tho attainment of the
common end, which consists in the
realization of an era of serene pcao
and prosperity for the civilized
tCuncluded on fne j, Culuinn i.)
DRY LAW IS SURPRISE
Prisoner Tells Federal Judge He
Never Heard of Prohibition.
CHICAGO, April 29. George Przy
bylskl had never heard of the prohi
bition act until he was brought be
fore Federal Judge Landis today on
a charge of manufacturing illicit
whisky. His first information of the
amendment to the bnslc'law ot the
country came from the Judge.
"Wha-a-at's that?" the astonished
prisoner exclaimed. "You can't make
whisky any more?"
"No," said the Judge. "It's ssalnst
"You're kidding me." said the pris
oner, "Why, 1 see all about this still
in my newspaper, DJinuik Kurodwy.
and I buy one in a store, and the man
tells me how to use it. and my doctor
says I should drink to get well, und
everybody at my house makes hootch."
" Judge Landls postponed the hearing
to Issue subpenas for the owner of
the newspaper and the inanufactui er
of the still. k