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lie MONTANA WEATHER WYOMING n WEATHER 1 , Friday and Saturday, unsettled, prcb Friday and Saturday, unsettled, with local tnunder jhowr; warmer touthaast portion Friday. turt. - ' MORNING EDITION TOT ft ft VOL. XXXVIII NO. 252. -. " BILLINGS,. MONTANA, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1926. . PRICE FIVE CENTS SEVENTH CAVALRY RETRACING CUSTER'S TRAGIC TRAIL IN LITTLE BIG HORN COUNTRY DAY'S ODDITIES AMID THE NEWS (By Aasoclated Prsti) STILL HAS HOPES. Ht. Anne's, Knglund. I'.obliy Jones has no Intention yet of paying u bet and buying a hat for Waller llugcn, even If Walter did lead him by four strokes after IX holes. ' P.ohhy recalls that, he himself led Willie MacFarlane nt Worchcstcr by four strokes with nine holes to play and Willie won; also that Walter's forte has been coming: from behind Instead of leading the parade. . . CLAIMS UKE HONORS. New York. !lck Konter, A. B., who was up north with Dick Byrd, has a ukulele that ho insists flew over the pole. It was a stowaway on the plane Josephine Ford. And 10 girls playing "0 ukes for 20 minutes greeted him at the pier. PRAISES ARE CANNED. New "fork. Mrs. R. K. Byrd, proud , mother of Tom, Dick and Harry, ean hear again the city's welcome of He.nj ruck any Time she caves to. Thc'musk including "Carry Me Hack to Ol' V'lr-ginny," sung by Representative Clifton A. Woodrum or the Byrd district, was. canned and presented to her. ii.iw.'.iMiyiiulJii,l 'iJ'jmi.-J )IWWMil:W-,jlWjJWlli.1!, Ufi" 'H " l W-niuj j. fjl inwnn.n i. ir,n,,ww,K mm mnt i . , ..a. , ........ ....... ,.M. .j i.mfyyy i mi,,, .,. np.n j m jijuwiiih u n mi, uj ui.m.iihii . ' 111 i 1 i s "in I ; .r.i"--? ' -Yd';. 'f-zz;'-"' . v . . . PLANES BOTHEB OARSMEN. Poughkeepalc, N. Squadrons of noisy airplanes fofming aerial anchors to welcome navy heroes are all light, but flights over racing college oarsmen are something else again. The stewards of next Monday's big intercollegiate race ask all aviators to watch the boats from the observation train instead of the air. KAISER WELCOMES PLANES. Moorn, Holland. I'lancs arc welcome over Herr William Hohenzollern's residence, especially when they drop flowers, like a German mall plane did, in tribute to his victory in the referendum on confiscation of his property. . CINDERELLA'S BIRTHDAY. New York. Gifts to Teaches Heenan T'.rowning, bride on her sixteenth birth day: A peach tree atop a cake three feet high; 10 American beauty i roses; a check; four diamond bracelets, and Long Island estate worth $1,500,000. HAIL BARRACE is nisi MFUl In Worship Over Two Square-Mile Ground, 700,000 Pilgrims Bow on in Reverence. TEMPLE PLANS BIG RECEPTION FOR EVANGELIST L.os Angeles, June 24. W)-r-Followers of Aimee Sempla. McPherson, Angelas temple evangelist, overjoyed by th? news of the return or tneir losi leaner, j nurs dav were making preparations for f . mammoth demonstration on the day of her homecoming. Her welcome will take on the aspects of a civic event, 'if the plans of her congregation are tuny ma terlalized. ': Thousands- of Mrfi.J&Phcjrson's-con gregation filled Angelus temple, Thurs day, to attend special services oi manns-giving for . the deliverance of their pastor. The services continued throughout the day and were interspersed with songs of praise sung to the accompaniment of Mrs. Mcpherson's famous Silver' band, assembled for the occasion. . BOSTON DEALER CAUGHT IN BIG HEROIN SMUGGLE Hamburg, Germany, June 24. (IP) James -Dolan of Boston, arrested on charges of attempting to smuggle heroin valued at $50,000 from Germany, has entered a plea of guilty and has been fined 5.000 marks, the American consul, Thomas Be.van, has been informed. Police seized the narcotics, which were roncealed in seven boxes in hojlowed-out tombstones. The drugs, police "charged, were consigned to Dolan from Budapest for trans-shipment to Shanghai. Police believed that they were then to be smug- I A t-in r-ilifrt-la fe.U v. . 1 Mystery Tragedy Occupies Hollywood Hollywood. Cal., June 24. (j1) The body of Myron Bittes, 74, said to be wealthy and a former member of the New York board of trade, was found lying in Laurel Lane avenue, known as "Movie row" here. Thursday, with a bullet hole In his head. A pistol was found near his side. ( His "niece, Gertrude ' Bittes, told police that he left his home a few minutes before,! saying he was going to a bank. Mundelein, 111., June 24. (Pi Despite a deluge of rain and hail in the midst of tha final ceremonies, the twenty-eighth International eucharlstie -congress was rorHnfl In n Inn frnif ipetit rntml neinn fThursday, by hundreds of Catholic clergy, including 12 cardinals, before a vast assemblage, of more than 70.0,000 persons. Brilliant sunshine supplanted the storm as the last scene of the spectacle ended and the army of pilgrims from the four corners of the earth prepared for the great recessional to Chicago. It had taken1 two days and a night for this au dience to reach Mundelein, to Tiear the apostolic blessing of Pope Pius XI, and it was likely that the last pilgrim of probably the largest religious congregation in history would not get away be fore Friday. , Cardinal Sets Example. Utterly oblivious to a 20-minute storm of rain and hail late in the afternoon, thousands of priests and prelates," in cluding 12 cardinals, continued the paered eucharlstie procession through the grounds Of the seminary of St. Mary of the Lake as it was planned months ago. After Cardinal Bonzano, the papal leg ate, had deposited the golden ostensorium- on the altar of the outdoor sanctuary, he turned to the acres of reverent, upturned faces in the vast natural amphitheater before the seminary chapel, and uttered the. words of the papal benediction which formally concluded the five-day festival. The day's services, which began at 10 o'clock in the morning, ended during clear blue skies. , Congress officials announced that between 700,000 and 800,000 persons had passed through the gates-of the seminary grounds during the morning. Rain clouds gathered suddenly soon after the procession began to file out of the sanctuary shortly after noon and at 2 o'clock the first light rain fell. An hour later, torrential rain and hail fell upon the multitudes for 20 minutes. Thousands oh .the fringe of the assem blage dashed for shelter and, in a few widely-separated ' sections of the' two square miles, the crush created a mo mentary period of panic, but the official program continued as solemnly and as orderly as it had begun. x Throughout the rain, chimes of. the chapel rang out the continuity of the sacre ceremonies, and before the rain had stopped, the seminary choir was chanting a Latins hymn from the sane tuary- , . i - Assisted Cardinal Bonzano. Deacons of honor to Cardinal Bonzano were the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Peter Queally, New Tork, and the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Joseph Schlauerman, Belle ville. 111. The-sermon was by Cardinal Hayes of New York. Good Road to Crow . . And Town Ready to Handle Big Crowd Highways from both Billings and Sheridan to Crow Agency, the center of activities in connection with observance of the semicentennial anniversary of the battle of the Little Big Horn, are in splendid condition,-investigation by Gazette representatives shows. Ample accommodations for a crowd of upwards of 50,000 persons have been provided at Crow Agency, The Gazette finds. These include plenty of food, plenty of water, ample tourist parking space and a great park for caring for the cars of those who merely spend a day at the agency. Every entertainment feature provided by the National Custer Memorial association in connection with the semicentennial is free. Concessions are limited strictly to service, the providing of food-and refreshment, and the association, through the right it reserves in contracts with concessionaires, permits no profiteering or exhorbltant charges. Because the rodeo field offers the most advantageous place for exhibition of the prowess of the Seventh cavalry's trick riding squad, this feature of entertainment has been made a part of the rodeo program for Friday. The rodeo is being conducted by the Crow tribe in benefit of its tribal funds and an admission charge js levied there. , IS. I EON CELEBRATION I (Continued on Page 2, Col. 6) PITISBIGP POLICE C1F1ED FORGE FROM AIDING WRONG TICKET ' 5-DA)f AFFAIR Crown Prince's Coming and Circus Day Adds to List of Events on Program for Fourth. . Pennsylvania Primary Probe Digs Out Letter Telling Cops Which Side Was to Have Big Majority; ItWas Mellon's Pepper-Fisher Ticket. Washington. June 24. W) Produced ! as surprise witness. Police Chief Peter rmul Walsh of Pittsburgh kept the senate campaign funda committee in an almost constant atate of surprise. Thursday, during the hour Senator Reed of Missouri and other, members plied him with qustlpns. The first stir .came an Walsh denied that his written Instructions to cits detectives, that a larg majority for the pepper-Fteher ticket in the recent $3.Pn.-ooo Republican primary campaign in Pennsylvania was expected In their re-, spective districts, constituted an order' for them to get out and Work for that ticket. Chief I Bland as Chink. First one committeeman and then another hammered away at-that point, but the police chief remained firm tn the barrage of tuestlor.s from in front of htm and the frequent laughter from the crowd of spectators lehind him. He also told the committee that he knew vf no "dives' in Pittsburgh and finally informed Senator Goff. Republi can. West Virginia, that he couldn't tell aim the difference between a saloon and a clwb. ITevioiisIr he had testified thai he was not' a drtnktnar man and. eonsenitntly had no tyrrmsinn In visit -tib. Blind Trails Found. - tn committee at a n - her abbreviated session, Heard uce L John W. Kethaxt ct Uia rmnnr f supreme court, and Thomas Boyle, pres ident of the American bank at Phila delphia. Neither threw any, additional light on the campaign, and . Chairman Reed "apologized to tire Justice for calling him. After Boyle had testified that he made no contributions to the campaign and that his bank discounted no political notes. Senator Reed explained to him that he had beeu called as the result of certain information furnished the committee. And like most of it. it is misleading." Reed added. Hear Wheeler "Dope" Privately. Before the committee began Thursday's hearing, it had anothey private conference wnn ian o- n?eier ai ms requri. At Its conclusion. Senator Reed said neither of the conferences. Wednesday nnr Thursday, had re k ted to Mr. Wheel- er s testimony and t.iat their purpose would he divulged in d je time. The general counsel of the Anti-Saloon leigue has charted that the liquor interests spent hrge ums in the Pennsylvania primary campaign and it is understood that he is gathering and submitting leads to the committee for in-Test igatlon. Saya Me Didn't Coerce Cops. Police r-Mef W!th was called to the i stand without any previous announce- j With announcement that Crown Prince Gustavus Adolphus, of Sweden, and Crown Princess Louise will visit Billings on July 1 and that July 2 is circus day here, Billings' Fourth of July cele bration, the, first in 15 years, has ex panded to a five-day show. The crown, prince and princess will be given a typical western greeting upon their arrival here and circus day always a magnate that carries a strong ap peal to the surrounding territory. Big -Program for Saturday. xne cuy s ODservance ot the seaui- centennial anniversary of. the signing df the Declaration of Independence, how ever, will officially start on July 3, when three bands and three, orchestras will engage in a battle of music during the ay in tne aowntown district. Parades, baseball, dancing and special offerings at the theaters with the many novelties arranged by the program committee of the Billings Ad club will 'ill the day with entertainment. Schumann-Heink Big Card. Advance orders for seats to hear Wad amo Ernestine Schumann-Heink and as slsting artists in concert at the Midland Empire - fairground auditorium on the night of July 4 gives some idea of the pull of this attraction. These orders have been pouring into the office of Phil Sa Ivaresy, commander of the local post of Disabled War Veterans, under whose aus pices the famous contralto will appear for a fortnight. Madame Schumann Heink is appearing in Billings and 14 other American cities in benefit of SiaO.OOO Schumann-Heink foundation which will permit the Disabled War Vet erans to continue their splendid work Admission prices here will be $Z for adults and 50 cents for children. The following service clubs, patriotic and soldier organizations are lending their support to theN concert: Billings Commercial, Kiwanls. Rotary. Lions and Ad clubs; Billings Music Teachers' as sociation; American Legion, V. S. W. V. American Legion auxiliary; Billln chapter , Reserve Officers association, and the. local post, O. A. R. When Schumann-Heink arrives at the auditorium to beein her concert, she will find a beautiftii sitting room fitted up for her near the point from which she will sing as a result of the co-operation of the Billings Hardware company extended to the Disabled War Veterans committee. The Rotary Boys' band will play while the auditorium is filling for the concert. Jardine to Talk July 4. On the afternoon of July 4. William Jardine. secretary of agriculture, will be the principal speaker at a great patriotic meeting at the auditorium. He will be introduced by Congressman S"ott Leavltt. Bands and orchestras will play a concert -f patriotic airs as a prelude to the speaking. . A great rodeo and rare meet will climax the five days of entertainment. There- will be mnning rai-es. motorcycle races, automobile races against time; rac ing and rodeo events for Indians of the Crow tribe at the fairground and in the evening a great display of fireworks to be followed by a boxing carnival at the Babcock theater. ruiTr nmiuin FAIRELIEFf Ot Coalition Support McNary Bill Crumbles on Successive Propos als m Substitutes. AIDS EXPLORE If! KIDNAPING Washington. June 24. (IF) By a vote of 45 to 39, the McNary farm bill went down to defeat in the senate, Thursday, after a long and dramatic struggle. coalition of western and southern sena tors failed to overcome- a combination of eastern and other southern members as in the house recently, when the Haugen proposal, patterned on. similar lines, was rejected. Undaunted by defeat,- advocates of farm relief legislation ehibodying the controversial equalization fee feature im mediately proposed a series of substi tutes, but after turning one down, the senate, tired and weary, recessed with the other pending. Will Resume on Subs Today. The battle over substitutes will be resumed Friday, with supporters of the AlcXary measure striving to save some thing from the wreckage and opponents, pressing their .advantage, determined to pass the house co-operative marketing bill and nothing else. The McNary proposal was attached to it as a rider, and the co-operative marketing bill is still to be voted upon. Until the roll call on the McNary rider, the outcome was uncertain, several senators switching their position at the last minute. On the vote, the Re publicans were almost evenly divided, 23 voting for the bill and 24 against. Six more Democrats lined up against than for it. -'21 opposing and 15 favoring the measure along with the one Farmer-Labor member. , The Roll Call. '- The roll call follows: For the McNary bill: Republicans Cameron, Capper. Cummins, Curtis, Deneen. Gooding, Harreld, Howell, Johnson. Jones of Washington, La Follette, McMaster, McNary, Means, (Continued on Page 2; Col. 7.) Evangelist Goes Into Sonora Desert But No Clues Found; Detective Qredits Her Tale. Douglas. Ariz., June 24. IP) Chief of Detectives Cline. of Los Angeles, is "firmly convinced" that Aimee Semple McPherson was kidnaped, he told the Associated Press, Thursday night. "There is absolutely nothing to make me disbelieve Mrs. MrPherson's versioii of her abduction at the California beach.'' the os Angeles officer declared. This' statement followed a day snent in interviewing the evangelist and in exploring the miles of desert country that surround Agua Pneta, Sonora. Mexico, across the international boundary line from here. Says She Recognized Terrain. Within an hour after she had arisen from her bed in a Douglas hospital. Thursday, Mrs. McPherson was on her way into the desert wastes that lie south of the international boundary In an ef-i fort to locate the place where she said she was held captive for several days by a trio who kidnaped her at Ocean Park, Cal., May 18, Upon tier- return she said she recoc- nized the country for 10 miles southeast of Agua Prieta, Mexico, as that through wnicn she had struggled in her flight irom me Kidnapers. . Let Her Point Out Road. The trip was made secretly .and few persons knew that Mrs. McPherson had left the hospital. She was accompanied by cnier of Detectives Herman Cllne and Assistant Prosecutor Joe Ryan, of Los Angeles, Chief of Police Percy Bowden. of Douglas, and her mother, Mrs. Minnie Kennedy. The Associated Press corre spondent went along as guide. The car in which they were riding fol lowed the road along which. Mrs. Mc Pherson said slie had walked. She point ed out Niggerhead mountain and other SPECIAL TRAIN TO LEAVE 8:15; TAXIES MEET IT The special train on the Burling, ton railway from Billings to the Cut-ter memorial observance at Cuater battlefield will leave Billings at 8:15 o'clock this morning and will go to the closest point on the railroad track to the battlefield, where the train will be met by taxis and other conveyances. The special train will leave from Crow Agency station at 9:30 o'clock this evening on the return trip. Bur-lingon officials have nine coaches lined up for the special train and they expect a crowd of at .least 600 to make use of the accommodation. Visitors to the Custep semicentennial may also go by the. regular trains If they find them more convenient. IN SELECTING (Continued on Page 2; Col. 7.) YLER READS 100DS SWEEP GERMANY; KILL V HANS MEMORIAL SPOT ; ' ' IAN Rain Does Ten Million Damage, Berlin Savs: Reservoir Near Leon Rages Through City. Berlin, June 24. m Floods throughout Germany, caused to great extent by recent, heavy rains, alreariv I,-.- .,...... the death of two persons' and property ... rouiiiaien at . - f xy,uoo,uQO.- Lightning during the storms caused the death of seven soldiers at Beuthen and u. .uure persons in various sections of L..e country. The flood victims we drowned near Wittenbere. More than 60.000 acres of potato, rice beet and hay fields have been flooded. oeverai villages near Halls and Stuttrroet are under water and the population has ticu to mils. BONZANO TO RADIO MESSAGE. Chicago. June 24. if) Cardinal Bcn-iani, papal legate, will give a messaee by radi to the -world Sunday ftcrnwn. ment that a sibpcna had bj-n issued J radio station WI.S announced. ?tati"n for Mm. lie ins sed that no ore harfjWKFH. WGX and KTV i?o w-'l join . i with A U' and possibly stations utaid . sCnnjifrijitt J'fct.SM? - . 'cC-Chlca . NO BITTERNESS IN MRS. CUSTER OVER TRAGEDY New York, June 24. i.-Pi General George A. Custer is a precious memory to his widow. Although thrilled at the great demonstration at Crow Agency, Mont.. In honor of her gallant husband. Mrs. Custer does not feel able to make tha journey to Montana and endure tha excitement of a modern American demonstration. Her niece. Mrs. Ma Custsr Elmer, of Brooklyn, has gone to represent the family. There Is more of -pride than of bitterness In the widow's recollections of the old frontier days, and after 50 years. General Custer still Is her here. "I have no hatred for the Indians now. she said Thursday. "I do not resent their part In the celebration. They were only defending their country as they thought right. The only thing that I cannot feel r ght about is the fact piat my husband had too few tnocps and too little ammunition. It was a terrible tragedy so many wonderful lives lost. But perhaps It was necessary In trie scheme ef things, for th public clamor that rose after the battle resulted in better equipment for the sold-ers everywhere, and very scon the India" warfare ca" to its end-" x SPANISH PLOT : TRJTJSJIPPEO Many Arrested After Discovery; Jnclude In tellectuals ; Cuban Gen-General Under Watch. Paris. June 24. Discovery of a vast political plot in Spain is reported by the Madrid correspondent of the Journal. General Weyler, of Cuban fame (the duke of Rubl) fhe correspondent says, was ' the signer of a manifesto to the country, which was discovered by the police. Many persons have been arrested. According to the Journal. General Weyler is now at Palma. island of Majorca, under close surveillance. It is understood that General Aguilera. former minister of war, also was involved in the plot. The movement was due to come to a head Wednesday night. It was directed against the regime of Premier Primo de Rivera and was backed by advanced liberal and republican elements. Those arrested include many Intellectuals, notably a son of the well-known sculptor. Mariano P-enlliure. and the editor of Ia Libertad of Madrid, and the former republican deputies, Marcelino Domineo and Barriobero. The Journal correspondent says the governmen is master of the situation; I the country is calm. The discovery of the plot. It is added. Is not likely to Interfere with the departure of the king and queen frr Paris ! and London. Friday night. MANY DEAD IN MEXICAN FLOOD. Mexico City. June 24. hps Msr r-i patches regarding the flood at Leon, in the state of Guanajuato. . refer to "many deaths" but no estimates as to the number have come through over the crippled vl i-ummunicauon. T1 .1 . ' "o- was caused by the overflow oi me river, Cjoniez. The dam of reservoir near Leon broke Wednesday morning, the. waters racing through the streets, wasning away houses. The inhabitants fled to the highest sec nun oi me town, out even there the water is reported to have reached a depth ot tnree feet. The entire countryside ior mues around is Inundated. The marooned population is reported in nunger and distress, and relief train are en route from this city and othe points. CLEVELAND H. DODGE DIES. Riverdale. N. T.. June 24.()Cleve land H. Dodge, philanthropist, died Thursday night of pneumonia. Sioux and Cheyennes Hold Campfire, .While Troopers Trace f Line of Major Reno's Stand Crow Agency. June. 24. yP) Gen. E. S. Godfrey stood on a hill overlooking th valley of the Little Big . Horn river, Thursday, and pointed out to Col. Kits-hugh Leo the scene of th battle whloh has gone. Into history as .Custer's last stand. General Godfrey then was a. dashing young first lieutenant, BO years agt Friday, commanding one of the troops of Custer's Seventh cavalry. Colonel Leo Is commapder of the new Seventh, now camped here to participate' In the three- day memorial observance. On a little knoll about half way be tween the positions of Major Reno and Captain Benteen, commanders of the Sev enth cavalry, under Gen. Georga A. Custer at the battle of the Little Biff Horn, win oe placed the Btone to mark their battlefield. The place definitely was selected Thursday by a visit of General Godfrey, Colonel Ie, two of Reno's troopers, officials of the Custer Memorial association and Russell White Bear.-s Crow who has acted as guide and inter preter for. .numerous parties who hvs surveyed the grounds and several others. See Place First Time Since 1878. A The trip was a record-breaking one. for while General Godrey. Colonel Leai and White Bear have made the reconnaissance many times, the troopers -were-seeing, it this week for the first time- since the battle and yet all agreed finally on the locations. In fact, at the point where Benteftti's command is said to have been established and where the two organizations made their final stand, several army cartridges were foifnd. ' The troopers were E. S. Slaper. on of those who brought up water for Reno's wounded, and Daniel J. Newell, a veteran of one of. Reno's companies, wounded when they crossed the Little Big Horn on their way to a position on thai hills. . v Indians Hold Campfire, Indian veterans of the battle had their innings Thursday night when they gathered around the campfire in the center of the plaza fronting the agency buildings and talked over their parts in the many campaigns in which most of them had participated, and pledged again their allegiance to the government. The ucena was not spectacular, though the Indians were in their war finery, but it -was most impressive, though the undercurrent of talk In the Indians' native tongues was unintelligible to most of.those who looked on. The Indians have been loath to discuss the Custer battle, for some reason, but since they came here their interpreters say they have been more talkative. The new Seventh Thursday was re-i viewed by General Godfrey and other Indian war veterans who are here in numbers. As the troopers rode down tha narrow street of the little agency town, they passed between two rows of veterans, the white men including many members of tha old Seventh on one side (Continued on Page 2, Col. 2.) AMERICAN NAl'AL REDUCTION BASIS PED 0! 12 EUROPEAN NATIONS I France and Italy Lead Rejection of Comparison ! - 1 sen ol warship lonnage, Which Was Underlying Principle of Washington Disarmament Parley. CHINA BANDITS KILL VILLAGERS IiOndn. June 14. if Travelers from Honan. says a Peking dispatch to the j natty Mail, report thsit whole villages j have been wiped out by brigands. One 'case is cited where villages tried tn de-I fend themselves, and men. women and i children were slaughtered, their bodies j It'ng thrown into a well. ONE FLYER KILLED IN FALL. OTHER AVIATOR SURVIVES Geneva. June 24. tin The underlying j principle of the Washington naval agreement was knocked overboard, Thursday, at the conference of the- naval experts on disarmament and was helped to a quick fall by the nations of continental Kurope who virtually acted as a bloc under the leadership of France and Italy. This principle is known as a comparison of the naval strength of the various nations, by taking into account the total tonnage of th? various tvpes of war- t ships as. for example, battleships. I At the forenoon session of the naval ep"rts who have imler discussion naval I problems in preparation for an eventual j international disarmament conference, it ' ;ts decided .that this not a possible 'standard for compariTig'navies. The vnte was ii to- . sort st me afternoon meeting It nations, all 1vir.;eari. registered the opinion that the Washing-on principle as not fair nor acceptable t all nation? All the hig naval powers, eteept FVanre and Italy, backed up the American contention that class 'tonnage should be regarded as the one standard of compari son of streng-hs cf navies. The countries votin wnn trie I nttert state i,r Crui Mitchel Field N. Y, Juae tl. - Britain. Japn. Argentina, thil- and Frank Palmer, r.f New Tork. was killed I Spain. i r . ' v. . . , t , .. . . . . n.','.. i .-... . ,, i.ii i... . zlJUlTlg re;H-:ef ,M.- ,-J i Mine-."a. was ser-,HiSjy Injured. Thurs- in the f..rci;f. K-??-..- sr:! It day n-ght. when a Curxiss-Jenny tianj ' n''l a-vthr -r?-iM, n i-, : k -bM ox l it' an JiT. soi , jnoi. B.vai c-n re i pcxira nejc. pr- "Do you believe that a system of comparison of the naval armaments, of one. country with the naval armaments of another country, based on a standard of tonnage of ea-h class, is a method capable of general application, 'which is exact and fair for all nations and, therefore, acceptable?-" Japan and Argentina voted yes," hrt the Amerkan. tirttish. Chilean. German and Dutch delegations abstained from voting. The 13 other countries. Including France and Italy, voted "no.'" Decision Too Final for Second Vots. Kxplnining why the Americans abstained. Rear Admiral Hilary Jones said, that the delrgatKm firmly hollered that a system of comparion of naval arms- mnt bases on tonnage by classes of com -twant ships was the standard which was cRoeble of general application, ma fair Admiral Jones ontlnued by Saying hat. ufder ordinary conditions, he would, vote affirmatively, but the AmetVan delegation had refrained from voting because the naval experts previously had gone on record In declaring that class l"nnt was not one ef the standards whereby It was possihle to measure ar-msrnents. and hence had given their fins! answer The s-It.' e!.,--fe-t try a nrored-ira ; wlierehv- a n --1 r! "f -ir -pa r-tsnn was r-: first reie-ted as Im-rftlbi. with a to I seq-ient to vrtte teat It tit ant ). lab;

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