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   Star (Newspaper) - May 16, 1919, Anniston, Alabama                                THE WEATHER jKor AnuisloM loudy toiiltht and Saturday with nrob Ifblo showers VOL 251 Final Editioa Service ANN1STON FRIDAY MAY 16 1917 10 PAGES TODAY Daily aMQ Sunday 16c Pei Sale 5c PER COPY Criticisms of Peace Treat Become Numerous and Come from Many Lands ALIANS PLAYING GAME TO WIN POINT flUMK TO TKit is DMA IJKCOMK A IOIXT OK jiriTKii IT IS CLAIMUD in KiiEi s Illitrd Staff Correspondent Paris May liui fjds nro lurking beneath the Milface of theptace settle ment in the opinion of per sons in close touch with Ihe general situation This rests in lie fact everybody is too ready to fighl 1 Against tile theory that the Eu ropean nations ire too exhausted to fight furthers it is pointed out Jliat history shows all countries the past have beenMuorc war like at the end of a long struggle than after an era of peace After the Civil war for instance the United States defied both France anil jGrest Uritalti From fact from come criticisms of the peace treaty and one of the knottiest problems of sition of yet to be set lied The Italians are playing an entirely game Instead of Piling their claims they appar ently are cooperating to the ut most in other work They have not shown any inclination to aban don their claims hut they are not the subject Considering tlVi fact the Italian army is not Demobilized and that the Ital ians now occupy all the territory they are claiming the question arises as to who would put the Italians out providing they would so far as to the peace treaties and then refuse to evac the territories they claim are rightfully theirs Such R task eventually would probably fall to he already heavily burden ed league of nations it is heller jTbrough American influence it nfielieved an arrangement will be nade whereby the Ukrainians and Poles will cease fighting But this is only one of the numerous mi nor wars that are being waged an Europe Establishment of peace between the Poles and Ukranians Would mean that General Wallers army recently transported from Prance to Poland would available in helping to keep Bolshevik forces So this merely be stopping one war Hansen Says Capital And Labor Can Put Reds Out by Uniting Seattle Mayor Who Kan Bolshevism Out of His City Says Sentiment of Capital Toward Labor is Changing and That the Two Can Get Together on Common Ground and Rout Red Element New York May United roubles in America Hill be minimized If capital and labor get together ind eli minate he Hods on Imth sides Mayor Olc llanscn of Seattle de clared in a statement here today There is hut little difference between UK aims of real thought labor men and heir Hanson dcrlarcd i have found however that on he friiiRe of labor there is a small ihment bat preaches anarchy aacl force 1 have found a few reactionaries ainonK the employers who are still living in he dim past 1 im firmly con vinced that the jjrrait of labor mid limajorily of will KCt together and control the Hcds 1 find that the large employers ot labor are more ready to coop orate with their employees than ever before in my life time have heard men calling labor partner and in open meetin stating that labor should and have good living conditions good wages good housiiij and good education for the chihlre have heard employers of labor un sparingly condemn olher employ ers for trying to exploit labor have the golden rule cited as a rule of conduct A few yais ago only a radical labor man would have expressed I lie vi3ws now prevalent Ko trouble will come to uur land if the government ahead a progressive way anil solves the problems before us The Lane law or law on should be passed in ordor om ploy labor first and scml to develop homes on our wa j at cost Selective immigration Invs should be passed The bad man of Europe should slay the had man uho is not naturalized should be returned to his hubjiai if a citizen he should behave him self or be punished according to law Last but nol least laws gov erning business should be made definite and certain We ask the employers to co full speed and many of them do not know where the road would land them or how many toll sates there are ahead of them Bnsines must know where it is going how it Is going to get there and how long it can stay after it American and British Offi cers Are Told to Wear Mufti Outside Quarters BERLIN PEOPLE SHOW BITTERNESS Drive to Be Launched to Raise for Five Years in South IS FOR GENERAL WORK OF CHURCH Government Perfects Plans for Enforcing Bone Dry July 1 Brewers Who Persist in Making Beer Will Be Prosecuted and Internal Revenue Officers Will Keep Tab on Manu facturers of Beverages Containing Alcohol but Court May Make Task Difficult JS GRXEHAL THAT ItKJIOXKY TO UK VSKI IX or MOIU HK lilOIS TKOUBLK Hirlin May jr Inited and ISritish officers today were ordered o wear nuifli plain dress oufsidn tneii lest the lie incited to of American couriers in uniform are compelled to remain in side he hotel Aillnn The feeling prevails in Amert SlOTIHd 11IH miItdl AM Atliliila May ed close upon he establishment of a fund for ministe rial relief the Southern Bap tist convonlion will launch a drive for to e raised during the next five years for general denomina tional work at he rate of a year The decision to raise this can quarters that the fund was marie in the early morn tion against the peace treaty be fore the Hotel Adlon In which persons participated Tues PERSHING SAYS U S WILL DO HER PART IF HUNS REFUSE TO SIGN Coblcnz May Delay Uiiited Pershing asked what America would do in event the Germans refused to sign the peace treaty ropllt 1 she would play ber part whatever that might IAUSTRIANS TO GET TREATY ON MAY 23 PLAN CHAR c assist in carrying on another and such a move could not be con as a real stop toward world peace Arrest Follows Their Arrival With Two Young Girls From Florida Atlanta May 16 Unit ed Press H M Newson of Memphis and J C Walk er of Cocoa were being held without bond here today on white slavery charges following their arrest at a local hotel where the authorities stated they were reg istered with Bstelie Shivers IS and Marie Shivers 17 of Cocoa Federal officers from Florida Continued on Tape 1O Oolunin 4 Young Girl Abandoned Wife and Three Children Aided by Satiation Army Abandoned Mother With Three Little Ones Found Eating Raw Onions and Corn Bread Given by Neighbor in House Devoid of AH Except Ragged Bed Capt Holder Seeks Suitable Home and Work for Girl and Aid for the Abanadoned Wife BY JOHN R Vootsorc discouraged and ready to give up the fight for an hon est living unable to secure work of sufficient lightness to match hci strength without the belter of a home a young girl applied to Cap lain Holder of the Salvation Army headquarters here Thursday eve ning and there found a temporary refuge from which she views the seeijijpg heartless world with a unfavorable to the humankind she came in contact during her first two days among strangers in a strange place Probably Will Be Allowed Only One Week in Which To Consider Acceptance of Treaty By EH L Lnitcd Press Staff Correspondent Paris May tentative date for presentation of the Aus trian peace treaty is May 23 it was learned today The Austrian probably will not be given more than a week for consideration of the terms The program to be followed it is assumed will be similar tr of submitting the German terms in that the ceremony will take place at a plenary session of the peace conference and will lie pre ceded by a secret plenary session of the peace conference and will be preceded by a secret plenary session in which the terms will be finally ratified by the allied dele gates The details of the territoria section of treaty apparently are still in hands of the counci of foreign ministers as the Big Four today took up the militan and naval provisions with the al lied experts That an agreemen has not vet been reached in regard to Fiume was indicated in thead mission of Ambassador Page that no progress has been made toward a settlement of that prob Page who Is returning to Rome declared he would make public the compromise plan he submitted to the Big The nature of this compromise has not been learned but it is reported Page told President Wilson that unless Italy realizes her territorial aspirations she will faco a revolu tion church build May United ot the governments policy on enforcement of the July 1 prohibition act was practically finished trxlay The policy includes Use of internal revenue officers in reporting violations Collection of the manufacturers liquor ax on nil alcoholic bev erases of more than 5 per cent alcoholic content even though manu factured in violation of the law Justice department to begin action against brewers nnikin a 31 per cent ncer immediately after the handing down of the ex pected New York court decision Meanwlvle justice department agents are collecting evidence of all violations of the act which pro hibits beer manufacture after May 1 no matter what the alco holic content according to the de partments interpretation Nothing it seems now oan pre vent the United States from going bone dry July 1 as far as sale or alcoholic beverages Is concerned except a court decision declaring the law unconstitutional or repeal of law by congress Internal Revenue Commissioner Roper in a letter to collectors based on an opinion written by Attorney General Palmer direcii them to collect the manufacturers tax on all beverages of more than 5 per cent alcoholic content This tax is collectable even if the man ay be ing hour today following H of debate The money will be used in pro moting education state home and may be only tly forerunner torelgll nlisslonSf of even graver ings sanitariums spite the fact the president of pn The ejpcutive coi lice has warned the people there convention cooperating T T must he no repetition of the Adj WOMEN TALK OF loll incident the spirit of unrest The Baptii conven tion will meet in Washington T in if the unanimous de cision of tha committee on time and place is approved Washing tonwon the contest this IT T after a spirited battle with floirjAmerican Women Lead in Dis e in the city is obviously growing and according to allied officials must soon find some outlet In a food riot at Stettin S miles northeast f Berlin ten per sons were wounded yesterday ac cording to advices received hsre and orphanact s ufacture of the beverage ma mmittee of the NATIONS LEAGUE IN BIG CONGRESS told Roper Liability for this tax docs ni depend upon whether tha manu facture and sale are legal or iiio said Palmers opinion The fact that be a brewer is Jiubjerj to prosecution under the food av does not relieve him of liability for the tax The result of two laws is that he both liable for the tax and subject to proseiu Brewers who are continuing manufacture of beer containing 2 31 per cent alcotvol hope the New York Federal court wil overrule Attorney General mers contention that the act pro hibits manufacture and sale of al beer and wines of no matter what alcoholic content The justce department has notified the courts decision may he expected any day gates from in in gharri Richmond Bir FORTUNE FA5LS Quick Start Urged Upon Aviators by Washington By A E JOHXSOX United Press Staff Correspondent Trepassey N JIny Commander Towers announced to day that the three seaplanes NC1 XC3 and NC4 would be started on tne transAtlantic flight this afternoon if possible to Great Dirigible Had Broken From Its Moorings and Started on Wild Flight St Johns N Hay United he afternoon the U S 3 Ed wards said that its search for th CD had been fruitless A wireless message from th British steamer Clan Davidson stated that it had failed in its a cussion and are Divided on Stand to Be Taken Zurich May United League of Natins was discussed at todays session of the international con gress of women American ivomen led both sides of discussion Crystal East man denounced the covenant as constituted at present while Emily Green Balch and Mrs 0 Bad of Boston demanded that the con gress support the League The Swiss press is featnrin Jane Acldams and Jeanette Ran kin as the splendid type ot Amer lean womanhoodand leadership BALTIMORE FEDERALS ARE DENIED NEW TRiAL IN BASEBALL HEARING Washington May ted for a new Vial of the suit n fthe Haiti more Federal base hall league against organized base ball was denied by Justice Stafford of the district supreme court to day Queens Brother Who May Get Post in Canada and the Dutchess of Athlon a stiff breeze along jo Xew Foundlaml coast The planes will jump off car rying gallons of gasoline The aviators declare it is important that a getaway he today Dispatches from Washing ton are urging a start All the planes are exnected to leave together Their loads are ion pounds lighter crews are six men each The Edwards was unable to in touch the Clan Davirtsor because the steamer failed to actly state its position in its adio TO WIN GIRL FROM NAVY BLOODHOUNDS ON OF NRCRO IN MISSISSIPPI All day without a morsel o food dead broke friendless and alone the young girl faced a problem similar to that faced by inaay others of her kind and has often told I lie story of the this sam ple of the average is being given every aid at the Salvation my home in this city where o the poor and unfortunate are aral for as a regular business enterprise by the organization kvhich is now asking hat the neo ble of the United Stales have a In Hogreal work they are doing and which does not find its way into the public print Captain Holder is today seek n suitable home and a suifa employment for the young When asked at Ihe homo of it Holder last night if she had any Ihe girl broke and wepi pitifully Hunger id search for work had oxbaust her pitiful case lo Hie attention of Tap tnin Holder Thursday ami Its is probably seldom found Visiting the home of a woman the mother of three children aban doned by the husband and father the welfare worker found them making their evening meal on corn breail and raw onina furnish ed by a neighbor who had learned of their plight With a nursing baby in her arms the mother of the three chil dren told her tale of woe to the Salvation Army man and when family awoke Friday morning only another day of uncertainty and dread faced the little The welfare worker provided enough provisions for their pie ent needs The house in which UMey live is bare of furnishings not n table nor a have just enough clothins to gel bv a ragged and insufficient bed for the four Both of the casos bronghl to Hip attention of Captain Holder Thursday are entirely deserving according to the opinion be formed nfier an investigation and calls upon the liberal people of Vickshurg Hay United the third time in weeks bloodhounds today are on the trail of negroes accused of breaking into the bed rooms of while women in this vi cinity The community is thoroughly aroused and a repetition of Wcd nestlys lynching is feared Several negroes charged with the same offense previously tracked by hounds are now in jail awaiting trial Unavoidable Accident Washington May wild flight of the dirigible C5 from its mooring il St Johns N was an unavoida ble accident due to the workings of a terrific gale the navy de partment wa officially informed todav Annislon to take a Dnrt home missionary work in IlirsB two cases Althrui1 Miss Hetty Kisher yoe man f second class otherwise yoemanetto is now a millionaire twice over sinintends to remain in the navy milII placed on inac tive service She has been wearing he uniform for more than a year risoaaaryJMiss lishcr uboxhome is in New Vorki was informed recently dial BISHOP BRATTON IS SOCIOLOGICAL PRESIDENTAGAIN Knoxville May United Theodore Bratton of Jackson was unanimously reelected president of the Southern sociological con gress in session here Other offi cers elected were Judge C Webb of Knoxvillc Miss Hello II Bennett of Richard and Dr J W Jont of Shaw nee vice presidents Dr B C Dinwidilie of Washington treasurer Dr J K MeCul of educational secretary an Viirln Tolm P McMalion who was an producer had loft her Ins of more ban PAINTS STATUE OF VETERAN IN GERMANCOLORS Americus May Unit ed James Mc Anally charged with painting tlie statue of Major Henry E Vfir Confederate soldier here in the German national colors was found guilty by court martial and sentenced to serve three months at hard labor In Fort McPherson Private McAnally was to Southern aviation field FALL 1200 FEET IN AIRPLANE AND ESCAPE INJURY New Orleans May Unit ed Plunging downward twelve hundred feet into Lake Ponchartrain when n stay wire or their airplane snapped as banked too sharply George Hall and Norman Welling for a local hydroplane company mi raculously escaped with minor injuries thin afternoon They were rescued by employes of Southern yacht dub MOUNT VERNON IS DUE AT PORT EARLYSATURDAY Washinglon May lCtInltert Tho Mount Vernnn with Secretary of Navy Daniels aboard advised tbo navy department to day i hilt would arrive at Ho bnkpn at a m tomorrow Number of Handsome Resi dences Are Under Con struction More Planned Home building In Anniston Is becoming more active and tlys prospects are that it will increase rapidly with the adjustments that are expected after the signing of the peace treaty and business generally assumes condi tions Just now Mrs j S JlcCurry is building a pretty bungalow on the corner of Sixth street and Quinj Continued on Page 10 Conference of German Dele gates Held and Decision Reached to Reject Treaty REFERENDUM ASKED BY GERMAN PAPERS MAJORITY SAYS ONLY AN IDIOT WOULD SIGX THE TREATY AS IT STANDS Condon May exchange tele frrsph dispatch from Berlin today reported that Foreign Minister following a conference with the other German delegates had announced lie would not sign the treaty In its present form because the terms could not be fulfilled Berlin May 14 United and the Lokal Anzeiger urged today that a nationwide referendum be held on signing of the peace treaty The Munich Post the most Im portant majority Socialist paper in Bavaria said We neither can accept no re fuse We must sign pro test hoping the entente will come to its Berne an idiot would sign such a declarel Herr Graf majority Socialist in ad dressing a session of the Prussian assembly a Berlin dispitcn re ported today Assemblyman Hergt charged President Wilson tvita bid faith while Assemblyman Jlerbolm said the treaty i a travesty on Wil sons principles Basle May Press great crowd staged a demon stration against the peaw terms in front of the Atlantic hotel in Hamburg headquarters o the American commission iccording to a dipatcb received from that city today Several orators protested against assassination of the Ger man An interpreter translated speeches for tha benefit of the Americans was no violence 300 ELECTRICAL WORKERS STRIKE ATU S PLANT May d hundred electri cal workers at the United States nitrate plant No 2 here went on strike shortly before noon today ollowiag the governmentsrefus al to accede to the mens demands or an increase in wages from 75 ents to S7 12 cents per hour Alabama Is Only State Reporting An Increase In Acreage of Cotton All Southern States Report Decreases Report Made to Cot ton Convention Shows That Returning Soldiers an Not Going Back into the Cotton Fields Conven tion Adopts Corporation Charter to Handle Billion a Year is understood that the Duke of Devonshire will soon retire as tiovoritorticncrnl of Athlone brother of Queen Mary will bo of ferrt this post Tim Duke of Atli lone who is 15 years old proba bly have succcded the Duke of Connaught had it not been for bis duties with tbo liritish army He is the of thn Duko of Twk The Duchess of Athlono was 1rln cess Alice Iniighlor of the lute Duke of Albany Jfcir Orleans Stay was only slate in the South reporting an increase in cotton acreage at the con ference of cotton men here Alabamas acreage incraiee was estimat ed at 5 per cent over last year Among the acreage reductions were Louisiana SO per cent Texas 20 per cent South Carolina per cent North Carolina per cent Mississippi 15 per cent Ten nessee 18 per cent Georgia per cent Xo official rejKirts was received Arkansas or Oklahoma minimum cotton crop Southern cotton men today swung into the final session of their three day convention after unanimously adopting the propos ed charter for the i cotton exports corporation Plans for the organization of the Amer ican cotton association which will cooperate closely with the ex ports corporation were also en thusiastically embraced Governor Harding ot the Fed eral Reserve Board in an addrsss last night declared that the ox ports corporation would not only do great things for the South but for the trholc country which he said needs the sup port The value of the export cotton TtardiiiK stated should bo a your Commissioner Davis of Tesas stated that tha state acreage in wheat and oats had increased Many fields he said were producing 50 bushels of oats to the acre The cotton crop was estimated to be from twenty to thirty days late this season Soldiers both white and negro are not going back to the cotton fields This was revealed in reports submitted to the crop committee after an investigation Negro soldiers returning from army life are dissatisfied with the conditions and only a small per centage of them are returning to he Ihe report added The statistics compiled show less than five per cent of white soldiers are going hack to farm irork As a result the committee was old farmers are forced to plant crops requiring the smallest amount of labor Since the hinds vill be poorly cultivated South trn farmers state that it will be Impossible to raise more than the Captain Charles Frederick Sil vest or has arrived from whore he served with the USth if vision and is at present In Wash Inslon where hn has Seen joined by Mrs Silvester Mary   

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