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Anniston Star (Newspaper) - July 16, 1919, Anniston, Alabama THE WEATHER For Anniston and vicinity: Fair tonight ij and Thursday. W)t Anniston &tar (United Pres* Lensed Wire Service) ANNISTON, ALV. WEDNESDAY. JULY 16. 1919. IO PAGES TODAY In Senate Fighter.® Prepare 1 TO I Daily and Sunday, 18c Per Week- Will Raid Cellars for Private Liquor Stocks* Threaten Renewal of Hostilities Over League of Nations Ex-. pected Thursday SHANTUNG WEAK SPOT IN TREATY JEC HON OF J AI’ IN ESE CONCESSION IN DEBATE ENLIVENS IT AVD DI LAVS IKE VTI RATIFICATION. I I' I ); BV Ii. I . MAK PIV I lilted Pre** Staff Correspondent VI'Mhin^on, July 16.— Then* was an armistice today in senate delist* over tho I/cague* of Nations, while loaders of Im* Ii sides prepared for resumption of hostili-hew tomorrow. Henator HUrhcotk, adratlnfl* tration leader, who wan prevent e<1 from seeing President Milton yesterday hy the oomiv ^ee.'-lon on the league hoped to go lo tin* White House to receive information to lie used in refuting the ir-gnnieuts of League opponent*. Interest continued to center in the probability of a cill by the f>-e g> relations comtni'tee it the (White Houle. Indications today were that no definite adion will tie taken on thin until the reading of the peace treaty in committee has been finished. By that time it will ho apparent wha* clauses need explanation, it was pointed out, and tho committee • yr ll be that much better ab!** *o deride whether It will be necessary to question President Wilson. The situation today remained about as it has been for ten days Some advocates of reservations to the, * re i * v were discouraged, except with regard to some "ln f e-gral” phrases to be inserted in the yr solution of ratification Shantung Week Sprit The Shantung settlement appeared today to be a weak ape** in the treaty. But even though the hostility to this clause is very great, administration senators declared that when the country understands that a reservation on this poin* might be taken In Japan as a serious affront, the pressure vhirh will l»e brought to bear on tV.e senate will insure acceptance err n of Shantung. Injection of Shantung -mo -he debate ha* livened it. The discussion will be continued Thursday, when Senator again call up his resolution yarding the aliet** d against th** Shantung said to have been filed with president Wilson by Lansing, White and BID*. Senator Sharer *n and possibly Senator Lode* 4r „ expected to discuss the Shan lung clause at length day. SKIRTS MUST BE MADE SHORTER AND SKINNIER FOR CLOTH IS SCANTY New Vork. Jul) 16.—ii nit-pd Pre*'**)—-HKiris will I* -hort-er thh fall, even if the pocket 1 * have tv* lie moved north. Either that or skinnier— much much skinnier. The dress fabric goods billers. meting here are one in saying it has got to he done, for there isn't going to lie enough cloth to go Around. If some one insists on eight yard scenery* they say, somehcw I * ebe has got to stay home. Iud all this because: j—Tho silk worms have joined the Bolshevik!. 3—Planters are growing watermelons or something instead of cotton. 3—\Yoily land** ut*** breaking altitude re*-orris. 4—Ho who toils is getting to be an uncertain commodity. I VI i Will Be Substituted by New Policy Toward Ireland, Is Belief HOME RULE NOT FAVORED, CLAIM CiOVKKNMENT WILL TIKE STEPS TO PREVENT IHT IU AIKIN OI PROPOSED HOM! Kl LE BIL! . IS IV IBN INO. Important Executive Com-mittee Meeting to Be Held July 30 IS PRELIMINARY TO CONVENTION JULY 30 PM VS III JNK 'I IDE FOK I I. I RDK VTI-; FN ll R I HYMEN T OL HK .ll IV IV DELE-t. ITI SIV \\ Ms|oN. Tin* gat bering .if ii.** mein* bet** ««f tin* executive eoninift-i<a* «>f til** Florida Short Lin** in this cliv Jill! lib as „ pi as. liminal-} to the good roads convention to he . ailed to older the following dot. for the (selection of a temporary route iHUvvcen Anniston and rolttmbtis, (.a,, will tiring road boosters of th** Iiv i- wire kind to Inniston, and great interest Is f. It in the coming together of the advocates of th** nun ii tall cd of '’Friendship 11 i g h tv iv.'* The call for tbe * tc< u vc rom • mi***’'- ti; ce ne md the gen ara’ i om **ntlon tin- been a, -*nt out fr mu lh 'oadqu leers of ?he “Friendship Highway” at Columbus, (la., by S A V pl vc v, stere* tart nf rho association find all of the cit fen ani I own 0 In the I kiln m t and Georg*.! section rd the Florida Short Route ar.* t > he in at?'■'Sdn nee upon tire two meet in ga, The InnHtor (‘harnher of inarm rec * * making plana for an elaborate entertainment of ??:o several hundred boosters cho are to ' here on .I I Iv IK*, at I a ti irticcm is to be on<> of sires pf ' Ii.. < nnvr nt ion, Ct place f ir > has not vet the plan* for Search Is Made for Victims of NS-ll, Wrecked in Air Over North Sea THINK LIGHTNING STRUCK AIRSHIP Allied Army to Move On Vienna to    Qfl    j|{ It From the soviets,P|[JjJ] Drys” Have Enough Votes to Eliminate Home Stocks ACTION EXPECTED ON BILL THURSDAY Final Armed StruKtfle Between Allies and Hungarian Boleite-» viki Appears Inevitable to Remove Bed Menace to Europe; Drastic Action Planned SE I R« ll IS REI Ne; \| IDE til SEI FOH BODIES OI TIVO DEEB ERK AVD TI V MI N MISSING. ft an b! **<■>    f.<: Th*- rv barbe* i cd, but booster* a iv-ad by ■ I sn Hi I Kl V rn I t he acle. * g t he going london, July J ft. — (I iii. od Pre**).—Smirch whs being made today for flu* crew of the Blit I-Ii airship    NS-ll which wa* blown up during a flight over the North sea la*! night. Ill vier.* believed lo have been Iced, There vv.-i. two officer* aud ten men aboard. I he air-hip wa* al tai lief! to the mine sweeping fleet, Vernon* living on the Norfolk Coast declare tfy v heard    a aerie* of « ^plosions and saw    burning debris fall info the >< a    It in b»- lieved the airship either wa* struck bv lightning or develop <1 engine Trouble. Th'* ship left Pulhara, where the K-24 and K-33 are stationed, for a te a cruise Monday ni hi I nill the R B i recent record of lex (ytiiis and lo minutes in th*-air, on her trans-Atlanti(- cruise, tie* NS ll held the record with 10 I hours ciint humus t lie ht Paris. Jill} HL—(I lilted Pre*.*)—I final struggle between the alit.-* ant! the Hung ari.m lief I* with I iou im a* the supreme objective, wa* forctiwn today. Tin* albe*, have readied the definite conclusion tlint t en (rat aud Southeastern Europe i* menaced t*y a w ave fif ItolsJiey Ism. It wa* .ba lured Iodin that Unless I ienuu can !«* saved ftfint the Bolshevik! and permitted to liecome tin* capital fif a stable goif-rument the pence outlook in Europe will I** dubioti* for fear* to come. ■OMI in The RolshovJkl apt ire aa 111 lie ti* the pi sinners the supt cine strategic int port ant e el' Vienna < '.iii sequent -Iv the Hungurii n Sen if 'a w. ie re ported to he taking everything upon a final effort too Midi* t, a Sinh-’ republic In Vienna similar to their own beton* the present government succeed* til signing pea'e vs itll the Blit. * and pla. sn itself on a ho lid bilkis. Hhottld the Soviet* realize their objective, it aas asserted in allied quarte! « t hey is ie,,Id jiasM ;k lit I lent: I a geogr aph ira I and radiating point from " hi ch if would b** po to extend th,eir int’lnenc* Slovenia. Italy, SwHzerhinrt varia. Hobemta ; \' cm dmg to Vienna tmd Bud minions bnv* *« liers to Paris Br Conferetx * to ad t ho most d t a st p* Marsha! Koch hi I lite into pa id Bound Ii*pa11 he* from per * Billed com it special cnur-klug the peace apt immediately in cst a ii r* < Th it * begun to col h*< t 111 i 111 ai v \ information already is known, Hudap* st iiI*patcho* Bisti in (Heated today that a combined allied offensive under General 11 I q>*M I w ik * vpected daily. I Ip- Rumanian Ute. ho Slovak and Polish armies, with Ere rn h and Italian contmgenth. art* n for action, it whs said today Meat!while, Swiss dispatches iii Bounced the Hungarian Beds u» re being re intern'd bv Pus alan Soviet troop*. Bel I Hun, Bannat tau Soviet loader, ha* been warned by tim allies that foreign securities in Budapest must b« respected, Ida warning is th** result of H\n order cortfi*< Bing for* ign honda in Hungary. Bela Run *ent a note to the allies yesterday denying he wa* violating tin* term* of the srmia tire He < harged that the Caccho Slovak* and the Rumanian* were the offender* and liked wlyit actu. ii tho a ll tea Intended to take. Take Crew of 40 From Vessel by Force in New York Harbor During Night GUARDS SURROUND ALL PIERS TODAY St VHT; OE IV I TE It MIONI STRIKE IN* III IS! Ii B\ NEU ORDER; FREIGHT is PILED HIGH ON IMH KS. Pl VIM MADE PKOHfHITIO!! Will “flivver* out tp HOME STOCKS ARB NOf CONFISCATED. will rn. protc.-t decision, in that FIVE PRISONERS BEGIN TERMS.AT TUE COUNTY JAIL I Five federal prisoners, given appended sentences at the last term of the federal district court. have already reported a* the Calhoun county Jail and begun their term. Twenty-five or thirty other prisoner* of the lame cia** are due to kegin their term* on Angust I, and County Jailor Farrell expect* a busy month. there are now 25 ala!* and Bounty prisoners confined In the county Jail. several of whom o-e ^waiting trial w-hile other* am awaiting result of appeal to higher court*. Lindon, July KL-— (t oiled Pres*) —That the It i*h Imuuc rule hill which wa* to l>c operative uh mouth* after tho war vt ill lie shelve*! fur a new policy, w.-w. tin* general opinion today, following a lief (aration in the lime .* of I .(ini'- Ibm night by Lord Biirkenhead, formerly Sir Frederick E. Smith, Mod cv* Attorney General. , • There ut.* not I 2 < onst it uen-cies in Ireland favoring the pres-< nt hotti!' rule bill,” Icrd Birkenhead said. “That makes it certain, that the government will take steps to prevent its operation Tile government int* ? <ls an early decision. and will no? be a party to any policy Racrificing it* fro nd*.” The House of Lord* adopteii an amended motion demanding an expression on the Irish qu* dlon before the »es»inn of parliament end* Lord Birkenhead’s announcement wa* the first o 1 ' i a I t-'a'e ment of policy along the line* 'of Sir Ian MacPherson * ref en? Interview with the United Press, Referring to Sir Edward Carton, Lord Birkenhead said: ‘‘I must express *urpr : < that those person* who have been pub-lir'.y reassured by men in a position enabling them to r vc assurance, should judge the present moment opportune for menacing declaration* with regard to contingencies which have riot arisen, and they know will no? arise. Lord Bryce declared he had spent a week In Ireland recently and knew a state of unrest and anxiety existed. “Oniv the army prevents worse disorder,” he said. I ■ of th** v«* the m me hoi ic body b K inzt . pl **s Ga » • 'harubor of f mils chairman of the execu-om mitt et of ? ho Florida Short Hots'*, and til * following Georgian* are member*: J. iv. Id,-ims. IVftbr.trr county; ii H. IPnhrook, Heard county; Roy \ k< v, Harris county; N. f Cif-fin, Stewart countv; J. IL Hardy, Troup co mf}: C, c Perkins, Sum-?* - rnun* y and J. x Shields, Terrell c Mint} The following Haha ma counties are represented: (' S Bentley, * oo41 county; I. .! Dorsey, Lee; f. L. Herring. Etowah; J. ti Ingram, ('lay; W, BL Merrill, Cleburne, 8. P McDonald, Talladega; Bf n Run ell, Tallapoosa; J (I, Wright. Ranlodph and Charles ll Bell, Calhoun. Reading of ti)** minutes of the Columbus meeting, selection of the temporary route, advertising, adoption of the eoBSfi?ut.ion and by-laws and reports from officer* of the association are to he some of tho items of business transacted at the coming convention of road delegates and other matters of yr cat importance to the r<md project will be brought up for the attention of the delegate*. HUND LETTER IS L. B. RAINEY IS LEADING IN RACE FOR CONGRESSIONAL NOMIN ATION IN THE SEVENTH G ADSDEN, Al (iii) lith the democratic I nom mat ion of i I reed t h<* I 1 ? .< Join! Congress fr**m th< It rlct a re st ill I tlons are tha still ie Rn n< y a I ll!' ( Spi h return", from unity for ’he ■ lid,date to iUC-G, Burnett in Seventh d ls-Inconipiefe, indiea-I,. It Rainey I* ’trig. Et "iv ah so for give * majority of 220 \.>’e , with Davix. Re lf on and Bradford following in the order named. Meagre reports from Cullman and DeKalb counties give Davis a slight lead. Rainey lead* by a small majority In Cherokee county, wnlle In St. Clair county tis ha* a storm majority. Blount county was carried by John F. Kelt on. Au unusually light vote wa* poled all over the district. Returns are coming In slowly. New lurk, July I Si.—— 11 lilted Drew*)—-Mi en rn* hip liter* slang tx*tti river front* were guarded bv a (Id it tonal pollee iinlay to prevent! possible re-|x*tIlion of (lonionnfrations by et rlk Mig He*men, 11* nit 200 sew men visited tin* Man! line pier in ttmok-lyn et mklnlgbf and for* tidy removed 4b member* of the crew from * vessel. They were met by a score of policemen and dispersed after night sticks had been free!) Used, Earlier in the night nearly I,-OOO firemen, oilers and water-tender* paraded along Bout)) street visiting vessels on whit ti it was reported strike breaker* were I at work. Issuance of orders for a general walkout by the Marine Firemen, M’atertenders and Oilers union has Increased the scope of the ! strike which it la believed may spread to ocean steamship piers Freight was piling up al wharves and railroad terminals with no relief In sight. Efforts wm,. bring mad* to induce longshoremen f o walk out, but officials of that union refuse to say what action they intend to take Hobson City Executive and ;     CT ., |f ,„ Local Authorities Are >U luiOMASlhKo Warned in Letter DE ITH ( B ARGED TO AMERICANS President Preparing Speech to Senate On French Aid Agreement QUARTERMASTER AT CAMP GOES TO WASHINGTON A black hand lefter written in I Cfi I! k aud filled With vile cpi thee* * g a I rn t ail of tho Hobson City official* Sheriff Darker. Deputies Db,Blips and Lee, m d warning all of tho effirlals to alay indoor* after dark at night*, baa Just been rec(*lv< d by J. D. Kirksey, acting mayor of Hobson City, and turned over to th'* sheriff for Inventigafion. The letter bear* tho postmark ’of tho Anniston postoffice, and threatens tile lives of the sheriff and h,is deputies because fif their artivBos of lur enforcement. Sheriff Darker Immediately ordered an investigation after read Big the Ie11» r Wednesday morning and promises that every effort will lie made to apprehend the w rifer of the epistle D'.lin, J illy I r,.— (Delayed ) — According to a dispatch today to the Telegraphed Union, Burger-moi'.’er Tripp of Humlfangen, near Limburg, wa;, attacked by drunken American e 1 di'-; *. one of whom struck    him with a Browning machine gun, resulting in his death. Major Robert E struct ion quartermas McClellan, and chief ? ie* erg iniz.it Ion, is * ' ott, coner at Camp if the ut 111-lending ? h I * week in Washington on business ma ters pertaining to his department* Major Scott will have several Important conferences with department officials during HENRY INGRAM AT HOME AFTER ARMY SERVICE Henry Ingram *' ( u *»f Mr. and Mrs. R, M. Ingram, returned to the city yesterday with an army discharge from Fort Oglethorpe. Corporal Ingram began hts army career two years ago when he was drafted and assigned to the medical department stationed at Oglethorpe In which organisation remained until he received discharge. ha his I- 4 ¥ imtrn.fi Corpora! Ingram says that he KA ISKI VIN |is undecided Just what he will do now that he ta out of the army,  .but he intends to remsin in An- HEART TROUBLE Con FORMER SUITERS SERIOUS Bf l l iii, (I ’nit cd Jul Dr* 1 I >clayod i Newman O’Neal, who served as Amerongen today mer K i -• ria a serious atta which had I) chill. mayor of the negro town for s*v eral years, has    already    become frightened because of the receipt of similar letters, It I* said, and moved to Ohio    several    months ago. giving up a government po continuo hi* it ion and sacrificing Im    home in    whiskey    sell) th* negro town.    The present In-    of    la wit-    nee rumbent In the negro town is evi- The letter A I *k < •n Reports from stated the lor auf faring ft out heart trouble, tty rara »ed by a 10,000 WORKERS OLT ON STRIKE »rt a wipe out ml all branches that locality re : ** (I to negro war.dently to be made the target for mayor wa,a signed, ”A Man and his a similar attack. The acting j 'J I OU Friend*.” The sheriff will stay In the capitol and *0106 im-1 mayor of the negro town was ad- use every endeavor to find the porrant announcements are ex-J vised bv the sheritf Wednesday teen who h roo* fly* lefter and per ted upon hie return to the eon- to pay no attention to the t tweets ■ bring him to trial b* fore th# contained In the letter, hut to (stare •'Mi men’ I rn nu rf) Chicago. July Id.-—(United Press>— Ten thousand workers of the International Harvester company plants here were on strike today, according to figures Issued by the company, The tractor, twine and reaper plant* are affected-    • According to the statement, the strikers made no demands nor gave any reason for quitting, Wage* have been increased 114 per cent since 1914, the stat-ment added. STEAMER TOWS SINKING VESSEL TO THE SHORE Washington, July IS,—(United Presa).—The steamer Lakeview has the United State* shipping board steamer Allison in tow atid i» making for t he Delaware breakwater, according to navy radio messages today. 'I In* Allison 1* in a sinking condition and It will probably take lo hour* to reach short, the me***go *dd* I. The I^kevlew and the cutter Morrill went to the assistance of the Allison which sent <wt 8. O. S. calls late Isnt night Washington, July i«. <1 oiled Un***) — Private slink*, of liquor* stored he*. fore war-time prohibition Went into effect (thouid lie confiscated, ultra prehihi-fionint* in eongrcHN today do* rifled. I hey planned to amend tho enforcement bill no that po«-Menalon of liquor, even though It I* in one’* rcddenm for personal ti-e, dud! be ft crime. Representative Morgan, Oklaho. mn. .tnd i member of judiciary committee, today announced he will offer the amendment, claiming that "prohibition Is likely to flivver out unless home stock* .re eliminated ” Dry* undoubtedly have enough votes to eliminate home stocks, lf a roll call can br. ob* i lied and mc.iber* are forced to gj od record. hut the liberal* and wet* will make every effort to pres rut •he rail call on Morgan’s ame id-menu believing It can be 'bus d**« featcd. Prohibition enforcement wit) not come up until late Thursday* as the President** veto on the sundry civil bill and th# new agrl- cultural appr loriation mu t be ■ onHdered firs’ DRUG SELLERS Raids Made on New York Drug Stores Reveal Extensive Traffic KOLCHAK ARMY IS DRIVEN OUT OF ERAL REGION London, July    Id.—(United Presa) —A dispatch to the Time* from Ekaterinburg dated July ll. reported Admiral Kolchak s force* were evacuating the city. A picked force of Ruaalan*. trained by the British, held to the last, it wa* stated and then retired to their tinea of communication . The dispatch pointed out that Kolchak's Ihhv of Ekaterinburg In tho rich Ural region wa* bound to react heavily upon the political situation a? Omak Washington, July 16.—(United Prena)— President Wilson Mas understood today to have started work drafting the speech he will make to the senate in presenting tor ratification the agreement whereby America and Britain are hound to aid France against unprovoked German aggression. Wilson To Invite Republican Senators Into Conference With Him on the Treaty FORMER KINt; OF SAXONY REOITESTS MERCY FOR K AISER Berlin, July IS.—(Delayed) — n*nlt‘--l Pres*) — The farmer King of Saxony, it wa* learned today, has telegraphed King George urg til him to prevent extradition of the ex-Kalser, New York, July 16.— Uplifted Press).- Federal officials here have begun a campaign to stamp out the traffic in habit forming drug*. 'I wo sped ocular raida on drug stores last night turned up seven prisoners, Six were charged with violation of the Harrison auti-drug aet while the other, aw alleg.it addict, was held as a material witness In one dru^ atole several hundred ounces of narcotic* were Heiled. Hundred* of pre*crlp» Dons for thai drug* were found, .aid t.) be signed by physician*. The agents, after closing thin place, moved to another drug jttnre fin th.* edge of the Hv^atrleel district, where they found practically the same condition*. WRIT IS GRANTED RESTRAINING USE OF RAND ROOKS New York, July 1^ —(United Dress i - - A writ, restraining Attof* ney General Newton and official* Of the Lusk legislative invest!-gating committee from using book* and records of the Rend school, lnT.ftutlon of the America?! Socialist party, was today granted by Justice Mc Avoy IS the *u pre rue roar’. Th* «o records were seized in s raid by detectives of the committee June 12. Under the writ of prohibition evidence contained in tho seized records cannot bs used when the case of th* stats to revoke the schools’ chareter Ii calR*d July 2 5 ING TON, July 16.- W ASH1 Red Press)—President With senate debate over the peace treaty and the League of Nation* already hot, the Pre.M* Sent is making ready to Inject Into the controversy an issue which probably will increase the feverishness of the argument. oust when he will appear before the senators with the agreement is problematical, and, it is believed, depend* largely on the flevelopments In the present debate. At the moment which is •onsfdered most opportune for mother speech in betyilf of the littlement st Par!*, the f’re*!-lent'* friend* look for him to go o the capitol. Before starting on hi* trans-tontinentaj tour, t£e President i« ixpected to have a long confer-mce with Secretary Lansing—at ♦resent en route home from fun a—to learn from him ti^e present feeling in Europe arid bring up to date the information he will use in bl* speeches appealing for support for ’bu covenant and treaty. An early reply is anticipated from the white house to Senator Lodges resolution asking for the alleged se< ret treaty between Japan and Germany, Government officials say they have no knowledge of it. Tiler* was much discussion today over whether the President, on his tour, would invade Idaho, home state of Senator Borah, chief opponent of ,v, c League of Nations. It was considered ltke.y Wilson would make a speech, probably Bt BoDe, to explain to Borah’* own townspeople and constituent’s Us reasons for urging United S ate* to Join the League. Mn- WI1- • son is preparing to invite a number of leading Republican senators to confer with him on the peace treaty and the League of Nations, i? was announced a’ the White J It)sin,, today The invitation to the Repuubli-raii senators—15 of whom are to he requested immediately to call on the President — was decided in ijn•* with Wilson's new policy of making himself readily accessible to all members of congn -s. It was believed likely he would take    Republicans into hi* confidence with regard to the proceedings at Paris, and thus seek to weaken opposition to the peace treaty and the League of Nations in • he senate, and prevent the issue of ratification be-ng made a political one between the Republican and Democratic par-: ties. Senator Pomerene ,member of the foreign relations committee, will mak« an early call on the President, it was stated. The foreign relations committee now has the treaty under consideration. Chamberlain to the «iyte House Significance was a’U'h»'d to this as ill feeling is reputed to have existed between the President and the Oregon senator since Chamberlain denounced the gov eminent’* military policy during the war. The Dr- iideiit’s first oGei to tell the senate, tlyough its for-eign relations committee, Die in aide i its In connection wi’h the peace settlement was made In his Jam speech to the senate. This proposal was reiterated through Senator Hitchcock, who said Wilson would receive members of t.)s,<i committee on 24 hours notice, No response forthcoming from the committee today's announcement at the white boa e resulted. Announcement of tho itinerary of tike President's nation wide speaking tour is evidently being held up until the business of telling the senators about the Pail* IF YOU SHOULD SEND A TELEGRAM TO THE WRONG ADDRESS you would hardly expect it to accomplish its purpose. The business melt who ate in need of efficient help may be safely addressed I KROUGH THE CLASSIFIED COLUMNS OF THIS NEWSPAPER. Messages thus sent REACH THE RIGHT PEOPLE. ; I : proceedings is disposed or. Francis B. Harrison, governor general of tty* philippine Islands, called on President Wilson this morning and discussed with him th*- affairs of th*, insular govern ment, Governor Harrison said iv* plans to return to the Island on the first ship that sails. Appointments of president Wilson today included conferences with Senators Owen, Wolcott, Harris and Pomerene, Dr. Ernest Fox Nichols, Rf presents? ive Rucker, Civil Si*rvire Commis stoners Morrison and Wales and Julius H. Barnes. W. S. CARNER HERE W. 8. Garner, of Muacle Shoal*. is spending ty* vacation with relative* and friends in Anniston. Mr, Garner was employed is a machinist at th# L. & N. shop* h‘*re before moving to the Tennessee vilify. Soldiers Treated In Cruel Manner By Their Officers Say Wfttfhingtun, July 16 —(United Ihre**)—“The charges In ought by me butt HaturfLny of cruelty to tuner tout soldiers in France, caught in the web of the I'ari-. American military polk e, haie been more than proved hy testimony of witnc^-eN called by the special committee to tim house,” He fire-, en ta I Ive Ballinger, Massachusetts, said today. Several former soldier* who had been continued in prison camps near Paris and In what wa* called th# "Bastile” In Paris told the committee about Instances of cruel treatment. That the striking of prisoners by sergeants wa* not uncommon was the assertion of Paul Boggs, 412th telegraph battalion, who declared that he had seen as many as fifty men beaten during his eleven davs at prison < amp No, 2, near Paris because of abuse lie received, he said Th# men were deprived of all tobacco and were not allowed t# smoke, Boggs told the committee. lie described the camp as built for 300 men, an ! said that into th!* space 1200 bad been crowded befire he left. rh* men were starving to .leatn and dug in swill barrels or ate potato peeling* v, uh re]Uh, h* testiDf-d Manet**. Burke, base hospital No. if>, said he saw * lieutenaii colonel doing "kitchen police” kl One soldier #o rn na I tied suicide one of the prison*.