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   Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - November 30, 1918, Galveston, Texas                                77TH 234 QALVBBTQy. TEXAS, SATURDAY. FOVEMBEK 30, 1918-TEN PAGES. MUST HAVE KBTVRK ADDRESS OOlTOOLUft WARWICK COSOTSIQH BT THIS DECJ3HOT W TTA3 ILL CULL ON CONGRESS Opinion 5ew Lejiilation Will Be Sought to Etmcdy Condition. Washington. Nov. 29 The govern- ment's maturing program for canceling big war ordera with the minimum of dis- turbance to business was thrown into confusion today by a deci- sion' of Controller Warwick of the treas- ury that '.'f orders placid by telegram, telephone or mail are not le- gally binding, and that consequently may not be recogiized through the negotiation of. terminating -contracts Without special legislation by congress. Officials estimated that hundreds of raillioni of dollars in contracts are in- volved. At the same time Secretary Baker an- nounced that the war department 'will own canceling of contracts a spirit of fairness and helpfulness tc all concerned." Attorney General' Gregory -will be SlflVnrt n MMK between the law as' strictly interpreted by Controller WnV-wlck, whoso authority oat ef }iis 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 -ul contract a supplemental agreement by which the government be ralcMed by_ the coatractor 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 7S per ceat of- minimum <4tur this -tarato; 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 K'VC plants which hnve devoted NOT. today by Post- master Jlurleson, no tor nuiil will be accepted bjr offices la States for uV llrery to members of Anreri- CM expeditionary without a return on the envelope. The order iraued at the rfw of ttto war department so that proper disposition may Slide of maii reaching France for members of the expeditionary forces who have returned to the United Statea. LLOYD GSOEGE SAYS, HOWEVER, THAT GUILTY MUST BE PUNISHED. 1ST m COST ID MET GO WAS REVENUE BILL TO BE RE- PORTED IN SENATE NEXT Washington, Nov. senate finance committee tonight completed re- vision of the war revenue bill, designed to raise te.CPS.OOO.OOO in taxes In 1919 apd about in 1920. The measure is rewritten to meet -changed conditions attending- the end of the war, and now goeu to the printer and will bo i-eporteU to the senate next week, prob- ably on Thursday. Senate debate, Senator Simmons said tonight, may begin the following Sat- urday or Monday. With republicans lined up solidly In opposition to inclusion of J920'tax rates in the bill, it was conceded in all quar- that Siscussion in the senate will delay passage -if the measure and many senators expressed doubt ihat it can be enacted before March J.. tho date of the ending tf this, the final session of the sixty-fifth congress. In -now -of the expected delay senate leadess and treasury department offi- cials are concerned over the ques- tion of collecting taxes next year and It is now admitted-that unless the new is enacted before Jan. I collections muat be made under the revenue bill the yield from yhlch is about M.000.000.000. Several Includ- ing- of -emergency legislation, idcorppiatlnr some of the features of the pending bill, are Simmons he doubted whether the republicans w -file a minority reporrat'facl' tax program and added that they inirht conwnt uiemaelves making vigor- ous opposition to that proposal on the floor of the senate. In completing tho bill today, flnancu committee adopted an cat esiasusnisir new capital to finance their reconver- j age rates, effective when the the amend- Those ResiKHiiible 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 allies-had 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 Prus- 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 gtye 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 iufiici not punishment but damage aad Injury on the land tb.it had- received them. as.guests? Never'again." Mr. Lloyd George said the Interests of security and fair plaj cU daanded that It should be made .perfectly clear that the people who acted In this way merited punishment for the damage had in- flleted. 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 estab- lished 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. "We.fta.vo to con-' slder the question of Germany's capacity. Whatever happens Germany li not to be allowed to pay her indemnity by dump- Ing cheap  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 -we 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 Spftcta: to The With the American Army in Luxem- burg, Nov. 1918. by the New Tork Herald ago Grrnglcr ran away from his Lux- emburg home tnd went to America to make fortune. Like many other run- his family ar.d old friends. After Orens- ler reached America he took out C'tizen- nhip papers; then the war came and he lolned the army in Europe, little think- ing he would have, an opportunity ere long lo pass through his nn.-.ive land. the worrt was pmRoei oro-und nt tho time of the armistice that ce.rtairt troops bo sent to Luxemhijrg, a tu'g rame in drooler's heart and he prayed his unit would be among the number. His prayer wad all hia turned tho time wonM be in T r.nT.IF.1 I great desire to see his mother and sister more, to whom he hnd never given his American address. Gronglcr arranged with his covntniindlnx officer to have of leisure when the unit roarhrd (hiw rity so that he mipht visit hts nM home. He went forth nappily only to learn that his fnrni'i.. had moved Away many months before. After he vrn? on way to re- I join bis comuand. unexpectedly his sister in the rveariss mourn- ing. "Wi'crc is ho asked. "She was killed by burgiars three days ag-j." responded the sister. I come across people, here havi- relatives in America who havo disappeared. Ysstordav Walter Ttuok HUB de Cure approached me and ashed if It was possible for the New Tork Kerala ar.ti its allied to get in touch with his brother, Char.es Eu- geno Euck, frho been in America scv- c.a. years, but frnm whom the famllv has All letters ivhle.h the 'fam- ily nave written to the United, States in- qi'iring as to his wliereabouts we.re iil.jpiieu uy the Germans. The pr.-stnoe of the Americans In Lux- emburg continues a rouroo of groat dc- Itght to inhabitants, who tftining :hem lavishly. It in now the cMstoiTi of the children to shake hands Ainenoiui they meet on streets. They take great dellrht, in. a neighborhood it some.- mimo rngutreo a cry or Mp, hoortty" when an American nutomobiU pauses Another evidence of the conilnlitv is tho chanee of all clocks from German to American army time, which ono ho-jr later, b'.it the greatest tribute to- i riay by the. young men of the city who bet-n shaving their mvstaohes be- cause tho Aifie.rican youths are rlean shaven. If only they knew how these American youths had tried and failed to raisff In imitation of the I thCy thc ESTABLISHED 1842. PRESIDENT WILSON IS TO HEAD PEAGE DELEGATION FROM THE UNITED STATES E. 3T. HO1ISK. IIEHRY WDS.TK. WILHEMI HJBLD "GUILTY." NewcasUe, Eng., Xov. delivered here Uds even- ing Premier Lloyd George, dealing with the question of tlis respon- sibility for the invasion of lieM gin in, said tho British government had consulted worne of tho great- of fcingjSnit: that they definitely had arrived at the conclusion that in their judg- ment the former German was gnHty oi nn indictnbJe. of- for, which he ought to held responsible. FORMAL DENIAL OF ABDICATION REACHES BERLIN Copcnlirtgcn. Nov. -The forrnal ,lc- nlft! of Wiiiiam's abdication has already been received in Itorlin. ac- cording to a dispatch to tho Abcndblndt. KINTJ VICTOR KWMAWtiKI, OF ITALY wn-i, visrr Varts. Nov. 29.- -King Victor Kmmsnuel nf Itnlv visit PRrlK fn Doi-emher   one of the representatives. It had been taken for granted that the.general military representative of. the United States o-n the supreme war council would tnkf pni-t In it Ver- sailles, but the general idea had been he would be attaohaa to the delegation In a military capacity just as.AJmlral 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 thr.t there would be but three accredited delegates of full rank. It was sug- gested tonUht that the name of Gen- eral Bliss probably was added at the last moment upon receipt of information that the allied powers would ;nclude a mill- tary man among- 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 confer- ence. The general understanding (s thnt present plans are to have the ference HPTPP tn pies of the treaty and leave the working- out of details to further This would enable the president and' the entente premiers to retuin speedily- to the capitals of, their respective tries so. as to ppittonat attention to affairs of state. Secretary Lansing, who heads the del-. egatlon proper, became secretary of June. 181S, when William in (Continued on Page 2.) CGITSUL GENERAL OF COUNTRY TO UNITED STATES CLAIMS RE- PORT IS FALSE, New York. Nov. ministry of foreign affairs of Peru, through Eduardo Hlgglnson, Peruvian consul general in the United States, issued here tonight a OF FBBIt DISTRICT ATTORNEY WILL BASS CHARGE ON WIRES. San Francisco, CaJ., Nov. 29__District Attorney Charles AL Flckert announced, late today that he will seek a grand jury" indictment of J. B. Densmorc, federal; denial of a recent statement by the director general of employment, aad BOSTON, tfEW YORK, CHARLESTON AND NEWPORT NEWS POINTS SELECTED. Washington. Nov. New York. Newport Va.. and Charles- ton. R. P., nro pnrtp thr dr-pnrt- mont now plans to uso for the rotrirr. of fho army frr.m nvrrsrns. Kvon with this wide distribution of iti? strain on port tacilules transportation, aiVu GoriUtLii .stiips iuio in man hnrbors on'iiloyt'd in tho fttl A ftrrr.y v.uiUi nul possibly roach tho United S'.at-.s in loss ihitn cixht monthn. Ton- Nei-vritiVe calculations upon which prepa- rations by tho prohnbly will bo fix tfi months us tho minimum. Thf-so o.itirnato.s hnvo hron made w'liolly on !hn hnsi.o of tho dif- finiitios to bo ovorromo nnd i'n not take into consideration tho question of thn rrtonltwn 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. Hisginson staUi. J.n- nounced that Its severance of commercial relations with Chile WM prompted not O'ay by attacks in Chilean cities against ITI i.aiionals but by de- tention of Its consul Pt Iqulque aboard A rhlp, where he was prevented from communicating with his government. The messages branded as untrue the of the o.o-nmil s-eneriil, Carlos Castro HU-.JS. tnat recognition of the Peruvian envo'y at Iqulqu? had been withdrawn by Chile because he for- warded to Lima accounts of anti-Peru- 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. Hffrginsnn tonight, declared that after Peruvians h.id !r.s'.iUev' uy mobs and their property destroyed In _and Iqv.ique the (Continued on Page "m 11 v tnn TT ip naanuii- ed while on hlK way 'o the :esidrnce. of I (he chief of police 
                            

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