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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Galveston, Texas 234 TEXAS SATURDAY 30 PAGES MUST HAVE ADDRESS WARWICK BT THIS W ILL CULL ON CONGRESS Opinion Will Be Sought to Condition Washington Nov 29 The ment's maturing program for canceling big war with the minimum of dis- to business was thrown into confusion today by a deci- sion of Controller Warwick of the ury that f orders placid by telegram telephone or mail are not gally binding and that consequently may not be through the negotiation of terminating Without special legislation by congress Officials estimated that hundreds of of dollars in contracts are in- At the same time Secretary Baker an- that the war department will own canceling of contracts a spirit of fairness and helpfulness tc all concerned Attorney General Gregory be SlflVnrt n MMK between the law as strictly interpreted by Controller whoso authority oat ef supervision of payments the treasury and the desire of the war department to terminate contracts both those backed up by formally signed documents and undertaken on in- formal agreements by making some sort of a Jump payment to the contractor 1C legislation is found to be necessary It U said an attempt will Ire made to rush it through congress immediately avoid holding up the government's great demobilization and readjustment plans Secretary Baker has proposed a form contract a supplemental agreement by which the government be the from the original contract aud in return would pay the contractor for in- curred in carrying out the agreement and aft additional allowance for profit limited to 1C per cent of the cost of the unfinished articles on hand The war department further proposed to pay the manufacturer Immediately per ceat of- minimum this as determined by a contracting officer or government and the attar time hid been allowed tor careful de- termination of the final amount This method Secretary Baker said would plants which devoted NOT today by master no tor will be accepted bjr offices la States for uV to members of CM expeditionary without a return on the envelope The order at the of war department so that proper disposition may Slide of maii reaching France for members of the expeditionary forces who have returned to the United LLOYD SAYS HOWEVER THAT GUILTY MUST BE PUNISHED 1ST m COST ID MET GO WAS REVENUE TO BE RE- PORTED IN SENATE NEXT Washington Nov senate finance committee tonight completed re- vision of the war revenue designed to raise in taxes In 1919 apd about in 1920 The measure is rewritten to meet conditions the end of the war and now to the printer and will bo to the senate next week ably on Thursday Senate debate Senator Simmons said tonight may begin the following or Monday With republicans lined up solidly In opposition to inclusion of rates in the it was conceded in all that in the senate will delay passage the measure and many senators expressed doubt it can be enacted before March J tho date of the ending tf this the final session of the sixty-fifth congress In the expected delay senate and treasury department are concerned over the tion of collecting taxes next year and It is now unless the new is enacted before Jan I collections muat be made under the revenue the yield from is about Several ing- of legislation some of the features of the pending are Simmons he doubted whether the republicans w a minority tax program and added that they making opposition to that proposal on the floor of the senate In completing tho today committee adopted an cat new capital to finance their j age rates effective when the the Those for Bringing On War Should Shoulder Burden of Separation London Nov George the British prime minister In a speech at Newcastle today said the victory the entente been due to the ceaseless valor of their men and that it would be a lesson to anybody who In the future thought that they as the sian war lords hoped could overlook this little Island in their reckoning We are now approaching the peace the premier continued The price of victory is not vengeance nor retribution It is prevention First of all what about those people whom we have received without question for years to our shores to whom we equal rights with our own ions and daughters and who abused that hospitality to be- tray the land to plot against security to spy such information ae enabled the Prussian war lords to not punishment but damage aad Injury on the land received them Mr Lloyd George said the Interests of security and fair cU that It should be made perfectly clear that the people who acted In this way merited punishment for the damage had in- The second question was the question of indemnities the premier added In every court of justice throughout the world the party which lost has had to boar the cost of tho litigation When Germany defeated France she the principle and there was no doubt that the principle the right one Germany must pay the cost of the war up to the limit of her capacity artier But I must add one word o? warning said Mr Lloyd George to con- slder the question of Germany's capacity Whatever happens Germany li not to be allowed to pay her indemnity by Ing cheap upon That is the only limit In principle laying or her damage and devastation v MUU our There Is a third and lart point Is no one to be made the Somebody has to production and pre- vent a break in their continuous tion and employment labor Warwick's declared that It can not be assumed as the posed contract that the con- tractor anticipates profits from ing his contract There may be con- tractors willing to terminate their ex- isting contracts whether containing clauses or hot on terms more favorable to the government than are contained In the proposed form It is possible that somo may be willing to terminate existing contracts on ths of payment for what IB delivered before determination The controller also said that the ing of the supplemental agreement and the simple certifying to a minimum amount by the contracting officer upon the statement and estimate of the con- tractor will not be sufficient nor con- upon the accounting officers This referred to the checking of ments by accountants working un- der the direction of the controller of the treasury He supplemental can not be permitted to impose a liability the government where none heretofore existed The controller then explained that a contract to be legal must be reduced to writing with the names of the on Page 2 revenue TJES WEATHER Galveston and Vicinity Saturday with probably rain iSaat Texas Saturday generally fair except probably unsettled near the continued cool Sunday fair not much change in West Texas Saturday and day generally fair not much change In temperature Louisiana Saturday and Sunday unsettled near the coast in the interior continut-d cold Saturday uod oold Sunday fair slightly warmer Arkansas Saturday fair ued cool Sunday fair slightly warmer year when tht fall days come And harvest songs the hired men hum And leaves turn red and brown and gold And the yield blessings the whistles the wheat And morns ore clear and end Where Is the with so dead Who wants to lie curled up in the Is and it's just AnJ makes fellow feel so fine He wants to arise And greet the With a song and r whoop and skip awny Tea leaves cool any giddy chorus girl Whert tUo glory seems to spill ssd vale and And nature's fairer to see Than any old Inere he Kor A Master Hand paints tho so fair A can't paint il or wouldn't way painted by His Oh the full of the year Is of all most grand Florida Times Union faiM becomes a law It provides for re- of the present graduated zone rates on newspapers magazines and other periodicals and substitutes a rate of lc per pound within an area of 200 miles from mailing points and a pound outside that The committee adopted another amendment for restoration on July 1 3919 of the ar ounce rate on letters and lo on post cards Some senators believe postal rate amendment will be ly opposed by who have dis- approved any zone system of postal rates as unjust and discriminatory Long de- bate on subject in the senate now 1 anticipated Another amendment adopted today debate looses a tax of 10 per cent on products of child labor which are transported in Interstate commerce The amendment Is designed to accomplish the purposes of the law recently declared by the supreme court under p from FORMER TO LEAVE Copenhagen Nov Emperor Charles has been informed by the at Vienna that he Austria because of the counter movement there according to a dispatch to the of the best young men of Eu- rope Is not anyone to be made sible for that? If not aJi J can is that if that is the case is one tice for the poor wretched criminal and another for and emperors Mr Lloyd George declared that there were two offenses against the law of tions that had been committed he said Is the crime against humanity In the of the great war The other the outrage upon international law it Is a crime a crime to devastate another Whoever did that ought to bo responsible for It The submarine warfare did not mean only the sinking of ships but it was a crime against humanity in that it thousands of harmless merchantmen In tho whole history of warfare between nations that had never been sanctioned It is rank piracy and the pirates must receive the punishment Prevent Repetition I mean to see that the men who did treat our prisoners with humanity are to be made responsible I want this country to to court with a clean con- science and she will do so There is not a stain on her record We will not tie afraid to appear before any tribunal Now these are the things have to investigate We mean that the Investigation shall be an Impartial one a perfectly fair one We also mean that Continued on Page 2 American Soldier Finds Mother Slain at Home on Arrival in Luxemburg BY BC MR to The With the American Army in burg Nov 1918 by the New Tork Herald ago ran away from his emburg home tnd went to America to make fortune Like many other his family old friends After ler reached America he took out papers then the war came and he the army in Europe little ing he would have an opportunity ere long lo pass through his land the worrt was nt tho time of the armistice that troops bo sent to a rame in heart and he prayed his unit would be among the number His prayer wad all hia turned tho time wonM be in T I great desire to see his mother and sister more to whom he hnd never given his American address arranged with his officer to have of leisure when the unit hiw rity so that he visit hts nM home He went forth only to learn that his had moved Away many months before After he on way to re- I join bis unexpectedly his sister in the ing is ho asked She was killed by three days responded the sister I come across people here relatives in America who havo disappeared Walter HUB de Cure approached me and ashed if It was possible for the New Tork Kerala its allied to get in touch with his brother Eu- geno Euck frho been in America years but whom the has All letters the ily nave written to the United States in- as to his uy the Germans The of the Americans In emburg continues a of groat to inhabitants who lavishly It in now the of the children to shake hands they meet on streets They take great in a neighborhood it mimo a cry or Mp when an American pauses Another evidence of the is tho chanee of all clocks from German to American army time which ono later the greatest tribute i by the young men of the city who shaving their be- cause tho youths are rlean shaven If only they knew how these American youths had tried and failed to In imitation of the I thCy thc ESTABLISHED 1842 PRESIDENT WILSON IS TO HEAD PEAGE DELEGATION FROM THE UNITED STATES E WILHEMI GUILTY Eng delivered here Uds ing Premier Lloyd George dealing with the question of tlis for the invasion of lieM gin in said tho British government had consulted worne of tho of that they definitely had arrived at the conclusion that in their ment the former German was oi nn of- for which he ought to held responsible FORMAL DENIAL OF ABDICATION REACHES BERLIN Nov of abdication has already been received in cording to a dispatch to tho VICTOR OF ITALY Varts Nov Victor nf visit fn to an huro today FOUR OTHERS ARE NAMED IN OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ISSUED fROM WHITE HOUSE Nothing Would Be Added to Statement Given Public WASHINGTON Nov of the United States at the peace conference will President Wilson Robert Lansing secretary of state Henry White former ambassador to France and Italy E M House H Bliss representative of the American army with the supreme council at Versailles This announcement was made tonight at the White Houee ia the j absence of any official explanation it that the president goes president of the United States and that Secretary Lansing Mr I White and Colonel and possibly also General Bliss will be gates with ambassadorial rank It Wiis recalled that the president's announcement that he would go to France for the purpose of taking part in the discussion and of the main features of the treaty of said that it was j not likely that he could remain throughout the sessions of toe peace con- ference and he would be if accompanied by delegates who will sit the representatives of the United throughout the conference The White House tonight It was announced at the executive offices tonight that the of the Unified States at the peace conference would Thf president the of state Hon to Me Edward VL House KUL General explained that it tad not been to announce before as the number of representatives each of the chief to send had until a day or two been asder dis In Added White House officials would add ing to formal statement and no one professing to be in the confidence of the would talk There WHS only one in the the frame of General Biles one of the representatives It had been taken for granted that military representative of the United States o-n the supreme war council would In it sailles but the general idea had been he would be to the delegation In a military capacity just Benson probably will be present as spokesman for the navy in the sroat naval problems lo be solved Only yesterday callers at the White House gained the distinct impassion there would be but three accredited delegates of full rank It was gested that the name of eral Bliss probably was added at the last moment upon receipt of information that the allied powers would a tary man their representation The premiers of Great Britain and Italy are expected to attend peace conference as representatives oC their bat like may not remain throughout the ence The general understanding s present plans are to have the ference tn pies of the treaty and leave the out of details to further This would enable the president and the entente premiers to to the capitals of their respective tries so as to attention to affairs of state Secretary Lansing who heads the proper became secretary of June when William in Continued on Page 2 GENERAL OF COUNTRY TO UNITED STATES CLAIMS RE- PORT IS FALSE New York Nov ministry of foreign affairs of Peru through Eduardo Peruvian consul general in the United States issued here tonight a OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL BASS CHARGE ON WIRES San Francisco CaJ Nov Attorney Charles AL announced late today that he will seek a grand jury indictment of J B federal denial of a recent statement by the director general of employment aad BOSTON YORK CHARLESTON AND NEWPORT NEWS POINTS SELECTED Washington Nov New York Newport Va and ton R P nro thr mont now plans to uso for the of fho army with this wide distribution of strain on port transportation aiVu in man in tho A nul possibly roach tho United in loss calculations upon which rations by tho will bo fix tfi months us tho minimum hron made on of tho to bo nnd not take into consideration tho question of thn in for time of an force which h Chilean consul general that Peru had apologized for its action In withdrawing consular representatives from Chile Cablegrams received from the foreign office in Lima Mr that Its severance of commercial relations with Chile WM prompted not by attacks in Chilean cities against ITI but by de- tention of Its consul Pt aboard A where he was prevented from communicating with his government The messages branded as untrue the of the Carlos Castro tnat recognition of the Peruvian at had been withdrawn by Chile because he for- warded to Lima accounts of vian in which never occurred and that the Peruvian had admitted the falsity of those reports Summarizing the situation as regards Its citizens consuls in Chile the Lima in cablegrams received by Mr tonight declared that after Peruvians uy mobs and their property destroyed In the Continued on Page m 11 v tnn TT ip ed while on way o the of I he chief of police protest against of his Jte was violently placed in a carriage gagged nnd taken Aboard a vessel in the th messages stated and soldiers placed him guard marine nf the adfied later fled the con- FUl would he land and ho was held Incommunicado nf i stated Peru decided to recall its aides ts the result of a published report signed by Densmore charging tin tempted In the of Mrs liena Mooney and other alleged and and criminal charges In San Francisco courts In a statement said would ask for the indictment under tions of the penal code that prohibit the of telephonic or telegraphic Information without proper authority and the tapping of telephone and telegraph wires In the report portions of vato an electrical and by tapping were given At a meeting today the jury a request to Governor W D Stephens that he direct to pear before that body and tell what he of the report A fortified copy of the report was Mso for This action was predicated on Secretary of Labor Wilson's to re- port and the of at disposal of tho government Poth and held that the should conduct any Katlon arising from the report ELEVEN HUNDRED JEWS WERE MASSACRED IN Nov hundred Tews were killed during tho In tr dispatches In the by the correspondent of the Hundreds of Jews are said to have In a wnUr was on who tempted to this refuge fired upon
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