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lll! J ITER TO A TTfTllXT VU ThTTD 7 LEAVENWORTH,' KANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1919 WILL TELL EURO! AMERICA FOR PACT trance 4nto this leaf ue, sot that they may control America, but to secure oar aid in controlling Europe and I think they would be relieved if the primary duty.ct keeping peace and policing this Wetaern hemisphere was relegated to us and our western colleagues. I object, however, v to such a reservation as was contained in The Hague conference against entangling alliances because the recommendation was framed before the demonstrations of this war and contains reservations as to the so-called policy against entangling alliances that are inconsistent with the needs of this nation and of the world." . NO SUPER-STATE. lff VI. .3 1 A 4-V a i New York, March 4. -A league of ... . . " , Last Night Hat Intimations nations covenant is indispenebale to iUjgestion" In the way of a substitute Qf Fact From All Parts of J L " "ipian, jtr. Tan entered upon a discussion I to arfomnlish the declared mn r.tiRfl I f ,. 1.1 t v. tv. Country, He TcllS HlS Hear- of this nation and the world, 'for- I proposed covenant, he said, was nothing mer President W'Jliam H. Taft told more than a contract for the benefit of the the audlenco at the Metropolitan , op- I contracting parties. It created "no sacra house tonight in an exhauslve Pr-oweinty," he maintained, "only 1 A. . A. A a - . m a. . . mm riUniMtAn of thm Hnii "-sancnonea oy international law. ereace to peace and war in the constltu- This Wfll Be His First Word to . Those on Other Side of Water, President Wilson States in Opening Address in New York MR.TAFTS ADDRESS ers. BATTLE BETWEEN SUFFRAGISTS II PKOMIXITS'T MEMBERS NATION All WOMEN'S PARTY PLACED UNDER ARREST. C. A. TASCHETTA IS REAPPOINTED POSTMASTER HIS NAME SENT TO THE SEN-ATE FOR CONFIRMATION LAST WEEK Tonganoxie, Syracuse, Seneca, Del- phos, Sallna, St. Marys, Pittsburg. Ottawa, Osage City, Olathe, Neo-dosha, Mankato, McPherson, Lincoln, Kinsley, Junction City, Hutchinson, Holton, Goff, Gardner, Dodge City, Erie, Clyde, Cherryvale, Cha-nute. Cedar Vale, Cawker City, Bon ner Springs, Blue Rapids, Baldwin City, Atchison, Arkansas City, Wells-ville and Altoona. Valley: Center was made a presi dential office October 1, and Julia B Temple has been appointed postmas ter. Olin N. Harbin has been name for Barnard; Anna J Miller for Lebanon, and Frederick D. Lamb, for Manhattan, to fill, vacancies caused by resignations. BITTER PARTISAN MS END OF MTR CONGRESS FINAL FILIBUSTER BLOCK SEVEN ..REGULAR APPRO--PRUTTON MEASURES. POLICE CHARGE WOMEN minm mrnATTiT rx n w discussion of the league principles TAFT EXPOUNDS ITU- JZ SSriSTS.XSJS. Wilson. Covenant Is tlon of .the learue." he continued, "is that Adherence to the Washingtonian looking to a reduction of armament by Indispensable to couia not be applied to the present "The importance of providing for a re- Treaty of Peace if War "Is to international statue, Mr. Taft de- ductioa of armament every one receg- a r L r clared, ."because the interests of the nlz"- Jt affirmed In the newly pro- Accompbth Declared rurpoie UnIt6d states -re inevitably involved Senate resolution. Can we not of This Nation and World' ln the preservation of European t"Bt dr ConK"S8 to fix a UmiUtlon Former President Asserts- Ad- peace." For the United stares to i . i..L' pv. v withdraw from the project, ho as herence to Washington Policy J Cannot Be Applied to Present nations merely " return to the sys Status. tem of allinacea and the 'balance of power with a ipAtdy of ( BULLETIN. New York. March 5, President Present struggle. Wilson went aboard the U. 8. 8. Waf.rSrTE 1?,R,ITICIJf ' , George Washington at 2:05 o'clock Zlfl this morning with Mrs. Wilson and dent gUted hs bellef- u wag ether members of his party. The the duty of the President a3 the ateamship- is scheduled to- sail for prime mover in the nation's treaty- France at :15 A. M., today. making- power, to report the eventual draft of the treaty with the former I New York. March 4 . President central powers witn me league cov safe for the country and stick to It? If we can't no country can. Yet the rest are anxious to do this. They are far more of exposed than we." ' . f UNSOUND ARGUMENT. Mr. Taft took exception to the argument that membership In the league war, in which taia country would might force upon the United States arbi- certainly be invoivrd, as it was In the "B Japanese Immigration ques tion, ue saia it was proposterous to as sume that all the other nations of the world "would unite their military forces to compel us to receive Japanese immi grants under the covenant. Why should I they not do so without the covenants?" The former President asserted that the league provision prohibiting war until three months after an arbitration award or a recommendation of compromise was Thirty Militants, Led by Miss Alice Paul Collect in Front ot Metropolitan Opra House Where They Bad Intended to Stage Demonstration Against President WilsonLeaders Taken into Custody fund Followers Quickly Dispersed. BROTHERS NAMED also CHARGES SLAYER LAY IN WAIT TALK RAIL BILL TO DEATH Present Postmasters at Leavenworth, Soldiers' Home and Tonganoxie Appointed for New Term of Four Year No Appointment Blade for Fort Leavenworth No Berlin, Monday, March 3. (By the As- .v.. , i enant as nart of the tritatv itlf. if La " "f"" wuyvwu i.BOn lo.a wlc A...u . ! i v7 Z', - , bT be covenant upon members and non- an address here tonight, on tne eve -- r . I members. of his return to Paris that he was go- tfirmnat,l, tlft " wmi1. He showed how the penalising clause ing back to the peace conference to be mcompiete without it. If the 8ubJectinS a covenant breaking nation to battle with renewed vigor for creation president made such a recommenda- a bycott of its commercial, trade, flnan-nf InniA of nations. tlrtn Mr Tf ulH cial personal and official relations with Th rt thlnp I am oine- to tell to doubt "if thers would be a ma- other countries, would be a powerful in .u. , t ,. Moritv ftf thp. wllllnp- to as ternational weapon for the enforcement i I inmo fha MTnnsiV11itir nf rlp.r.rAA- I 01 Peace. water, is mat an overwneiraing m- 1 J - -m 1 1 insr that the treaty be amended by ; 7 ; lZ , T ;t3... Za Une out the constitution of the AIL WALKING IN favor of the league of nations, said lea committlIlf!: the Question ALL W ALrkllVi UN the President. to further discussion at Paris. Mr. nRFATFR RFRI IN '- .v. ........ - 1 euiLca ma upiiiiuti iuo.i me Taft had expounded the main features problem would have "a somewhat of the nronosed covenant of nations different aspect" for senators unon Mr Wilson told the vast audience whom would be laid the blame for ociated Press.) The transportation fa- which filled, the Metropolitan opera Postponing peace." cllltles or Greater Berlin came to a stana- house his opinions of opponents of - BOLSHEVIST DANGER. still sharply at 8 o'clock tonight when the i . , unougn ne renea upon America s . . . , . the learue . plan in America ( training for hundreds of years in . nd 'ubwa ind,elOT,te4 ABOVL PARTY ISSUEb. self-government to counteract "the trans ceased operations. Passengers in au- "Xo party has the right to appro- hard, cruel, murderous spectre of tomoblles and in cabs were no more fortu- priate this issue, and no party - will Bolshevism in this country, -Mr .- nate than the travelers on the - railways, In the long; run dare oppose it," he Taft asserted that if it spreads over because crowds in all the principal streets asserted. and destroys the existing- -; govern- hda up conveyances and forced the occu- Asserting that the league of na- ments in France and England and pants to get out and walk. tions is meant as a notice to all out- Ar"y ana nreains mem ana m- Theater-goers who entered the perform- ciuaes xne wnoie ot Europe m us anee8 ignorant of the impending trouble, poisonous and contagious influence, because the afternoon newspapers did not we must minimize its dangers to our say anything of an impending Btrlke, own civilization. werft forced to walk to their homes, in "We should not ignore the pro- 8ome casea mile, to the Huburbs. A dris- found embarrassment that we would j 2iing rain added to the discomfort of the have in our relations to a Bolshev- De(iestrians " men have no vision, and that the 1st Europe with its present civiliza Telephone service in Berlin stopped ear- onlv vlalnn han hri thft visinn of tlon destroyed," he continued. "Look. rv . the eveninir. The bis cafes and the neODle"' ed at from either , a selfish or a restaurants closed early fearing trouble rxrvvna vrm hpt-attvrq world poi nt of vew. no higher duty from the crowds in the streets . - ever was laid uDon the United States A wavA of rhArn nwortt nvr tha I it... t.i i i.. ""Y" ' now ai m crincua juncture w i Armroves Sendins Women ik. . A. n . I . - .UU I " Liio wuwug ulilo.ii a iu uuiia niiu liic New York, March 4. . Six wo men, members of the national wo man's party, were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct after a. battle tonight with policemen in front of the Metropolitan opera house where they had intended to stage a demonstration against Presi dent Wilson. Soon after they had been locked up at the West Thirtieth street station, all of them were re- leased. ' , Throe of the women arrested were Miss Alice Paul and Miss Doris Stevens of New York and Elsie Hill of Norwalk Conn. The other th'reo gave their names as "Jane Doe." Miss Elsie Hill leading the returning women paraders lit two red torches and tried to burn part of President Wilson's speech. Miss Alice Paul and Miss Doris Stevens who had been released from jail but a short time before, were recognized in the front ranks of the suffragist, paraders. 1 State's Attorney Asserts Norman Cook Waylaid Daughter's Admirer and Stabbed Him. Chicago, March 4. Norman Cook 18 years old, was the principal witness todav against her father. J. Change in Working Force at the Gorman Cook In his - trial for the Local Postomoe Long List Of murder of William E. Bradway, the t -11 i mm J S 1 .V. a - . Kansas Postmasters Sent in. 8 miaaie agea aum.r, stabnea to deatn last summer, enr completed her testimony after hav ing- told that , her father had' threats The name of Charles A. xascheua ened Bradway. . On cross-examlna for Tinatmaster for Teaverworth for I tion she admitted Bradway- had into fln threatened her father. Beaaose of President's Decteion on Extra Session, Members Peel Assured That Oongress Will Not Bc Called -to Assemble Much Before June trediatlon Is .Made Thnt It Will Then Remain In Session - Until 1920 Political Convention Probe Only Business. Washington, March 4. A bitter controversy between President Wil son and the Senate over the league REFUSES TO SEE' IRISH UNLESS COHAUEN DEPARTS, Tho Hrl vhn was ' onlw 1 i vJrS I - - i . ..... ate by President Wilson last week I old nt th. tin ,t ih . kllllnr . tes OI naUn3 -ana .a"uer and it has probably been confirmed, tilled smilingly much of the time. Republican senators seeking to force His name went in with a long list of She apparently dld not give her an immediate extra session, marked postmasters from all over the coun- ffhr . a glance . Her mother. Mrs. the passing at noon today of the , , Jt , Myrtle Cook, and the latter's fath- Sixty-fifth br great war Congress, try including many trom Kansas. Daniel M . Bliss of Columbus. Called In Anril. 1017 t th At the same time John T. Broth-J Kan., sat near the prosecuting at- I America's weight into the conflict ers was reappointed postmaster at I torney. overseas, the' Congress held three the Soldiers' Home and Timothy D. Assistant State's Attorney James j momentous and historic sessions . Seeley postmaster at Tonganoxie. c O'Brien, charged in his opening j partisanship lay dormant during the According to the Congressional Rec- j statement that Cook had vowed to I war, but it broke forth In the last ord the term of Postmaster Seeley kill Bradway and went to the Braa- session to culminate In a final fili- expired March 1st, the date of his way home in June, 1918, whenBrad- I buster which successfully blocked previous commission, and that of J way's aged mother law dead in the passage of half of the fourteen regu- Postmaster Brothers of the Soldiers' house, and finding crepe on the lar appropriation bills Including the Home on January 22, 1919. door, went away. Then on August I $750,000,000 railroad administration The Congressional Record states 29, it was charged. Cook lay In revolving fund and the huge army that Postmaster Taschetta's commis- I wait, engaged in a scuffle with j navy and merchant matlne budgets sion expired on March 1, 1919. His Bradway and stabbed him fatally. 39 OPPOSE LEAGUE CHARTER, appointment went in two days The defense reserved its opening- Although unsuccessful in their ahead of that time. It is said that statement until the state, should efforts to record the Senate in fav- the confirmation of the three Leav- I have closed its testimony. I or of amendment of the constltu- enworth county postmasters were tion of the league of nations as now made along with all the others and HOUSE MEMBERS TURN drawn, the Republican senators left they are now in office for four years mcw nir:A.NI7ATIQN n the record a resolution approved more and until they are routed out I I by 39 of them opposing acceptance by a change of administration. w.hio-tnn. TUarrh 4. With the ad- the charter in its present form. No Appointment at Fort. f rn. tod.v. Renubli- Republican Leader Lodge and other law nations," that the great, peoples of the world will no longer tolerate international crimes, the President said that "Europe is a bit sick at heart and this very mo ment, because it Is seen that states (Continued On Page Eight.) SCHOOL SUPPLY BILL HITS SNftG nations to stabilize conditions and hold them until the new nations cre ated for the purpose, shall have the strength with which thev can nlav Provision in Ideational Appropria- their part in making the treaty of uon AieoHure l-revents Teacnears neare ffArtivp l'Tom Taking Outside Pees. UNITED FORCE NECESSARY il 1 1 i 1 ivi- I jtCVV X Ul IV. 1. A. oomui. nauons wun wuora 11 nas won mis 1 war in arms in brought Germany to Wilson approved the sending of wo her knees to keep her in that sup- en labor delegates to the peace pliant attitude and save her and conference, in a letter received hre Europe from the chaos and despair today by Miss Mary Anderson, who, of further war and the inevitable with Miss Rose Schneiderman, will triumph of Bolshevism. There must sail next Monday for Paris as rep- be the united force of a league o? bat, tatlv of th National Women's New York, March 4. President Wilson refused tonight to confer with the delega Ltien named by the Irish race convention in Philadelphia to urge his support of Irish freedom until Justice Daniel-, F Cohalan of the New York state supreme court, mentioned in the Bernstorff cor respondence, had withdrawn from ; the room at the Metropolitan opera bouse in which the meeting Was held. According to Thomas J. Bresltn, a nvji ber of the delegation, the President ask ed . W. J. Moran, who headed -hia secret service bodyguard, to inform the Irish men of his refusal toattend the confer ence if Justice Cohalan was present. At the close of the President's address at the Metropolitan opera house, . Breslin said that Moran appeared in the room assigned for the meeting and delivered the message. Justice Cohalan insisted upon leaving the room rather than interfere with the conference. Meanwhile the President, with Joseph P. Tumulty, his private secretary, remained in an ante-room after having stated that he wouldgive Justice Cohalan five minutes to leave. On receiving word that he had done so ,the President remained in conference with the Irish delegation for nearly half an hour. The name of S. Kuraner for re- a nomrt in thft. House lmme- spokesmen said this was notice to appointment as postmaster for an- ateiy turned their attention to their I the President and. the peace confer-other term at Fort Leavenworth ornizations in the Sixty-sixth Congresa, ence that lh necessary two-thirds has not gone in yet. wis iour year Ia antlfcipation of the calling of a special "J"iy new senate ior ran . . t - f 1 term nas expirea. ne wm prou- 8e9sion early ln the summer amy be reappointed wnen i-reeiaent The RepubUcan committee on commlt- Wlison returns irom Europe tees chosen at the recent party confer there is a special session or jon gress. So far as can be learned there are no other applicants .for flcatlo of the present plan conic" not be obtained. Democratic leaders privately ' expressed tbe belief fnr nmnlAHnn. Tn thm Tnaaatlme 1eh- postmaster at Fort Leavenworth and tM rBmM.r,ti, mml,.L woiiidviuive their mt. jvuur u lue . colleagues to "be so organlaeyr as te pre a manner satisfactory to the Postof fice Department. The reappointment of Postmaster Taschetta means that everything will run along about as it is at present in the Leavenworth office. There have been -very few changes in the ... ... ... I that amendment. would Vi mad ence, wu lmeet tomorrow to Degm ua i . - . work, which probably will require a week "w aiLW fre3,fleni reacnea ' SIGNS WHEAT BILL. President Wilson spent an hour at th capttol before adjournment. Iater he formally announced :, that despite tbe death in tbe flllbuater of the railroad and ethet bills, be would adhere to his refusal to call the new Congress' before hit return from . France and criticised "a group of men" for their obstruction. A a result of Bent . a solid, front to the Republican majority. Visits Newest Gr4ehil4. Philadelphia, March 4. President WU- son arrived in this city at 5 :15 o'clock ' - i continuous bs1oii Tor twentv-six nonri new grandson, Woodrow Wilson Sayre. th(t p. . . t fc d t . t A . and so far as is known none are contemplated. All of the employes except the postmaster are under the '""I'Zt civil service rules. Makes a New Bond Postmaster Taschetta will be re aulred to srive a new bond. This is for $25,000 and is automobile a distance of six blocks to Jefferson Hospital, where his daughter is a patient. The streets through which he furnished Tas8d were lined by cheering crowds. (Continued On Page Eight.) WFINDfJIYTO I Trade Union League . May Help Manage Giants. New York, March 4. "Christy" Matthewson, former manager of the Cincinnati Nationals, neic a con- Tf it be said that th RnrnnMn ference here today with John J. COAL RILL IS RECOMMENDED J nations should unite in a league to MoGraw. vice-presdent of the New maintain these indeoendent states TOrtc Nationals. it is Deuevea tnat Topeka, Mlrch 4 . A provision in and settle the difficulties arlslnr be- Matthewson, who received his dia the educational budget appropriation tween them and the older states in charge from the army last week, bill to prevent teachers In state in the sphere of war and in resisting may return to the Giants as an as- stitutions from accepting outside Bolshevism, it is sufficient to say Blatant to Manager mewaw. foes, may cause the reconsideration that the withdrawal of the United of the measure passed by the senate States from the league of nations this afternoon. The bill carries ap- will weaken it immeasureably." proprlations for the University of The united force of a league of Kansas, the Kansas State Agricultur. nations is -necessary to stabilise con- al College, three normal schools and dltions among the new" nations, said other institutions. The appropria- the former President, citing armed tlons total $4,977,000 or $918,000 in conflict already in progress' be- excess of two years ago. tween war-born powers "lacking The fight is not centered on the self restraint and not comprehend- ap proprlations but on the fee pro ing the scope of their powers." vision. Senator Kimball of Par- Mr. Taft saw no threat against sons, led an aggressive fight to have the Monroe doctrine in the league the provision eliminated. He stat- convenant, under which, he said ed that earlier ln the session a bill America would take the initial steps incorporating this provision had been and probably will be in charge of sent to the Judiciary committee by repressive action In cases of viola- the senate and there killed. He pr tlons on the American continent, dieted that by cutting out the European members would attend to chance of making extra money by Europe and Asiatic members to individual effort, the state instltu- Asia, unless a conflict "of such ser- rofMors. who. ha aaid Jir. mx. of the world was endangered. Washington. March 4 . A cable- ready underpaid. Senator Ans ' Yet, the Monroe doctrine itself, he gram from General Pershing made paugh and Senator Malone spoke in declared, was subject to limitations. pUbiic today at the war department favor of preventing Kimball's effort In some speeches in the, Senate, he -l that a campaign of criticism to knock out the provision. added, "Intimations have been made crsc .... . 4V m On final roll call Just 21 votes ch enlarge this doctrine beyond against the handling of the em-could b mustered In favor of the what can be Justified." barkation camp at Brest, France, bfll. Senator Kimball changed his FAVORS RECOGNITION. grew out of the trial by court mar-vote and gave notice of an effort to Mr. Taft said "I would have nJ tial of Major Alfred W. Blrdsall. ecure a reconsideration tomorrow objection and would favor recogni- formerly of the New York Evening During the morning he senate dls- tion of the Monroe doctrine and 1 Telegram, cussed the question of municipal have stated It above by specific words The message said the "violent ownership ln connection -with the in the convenant with a further pro- newspaper attacks' -upon the Brest Freeman house bill to allow Kansas vision that the settlement ofgpurely camp began about the time Major City, Kan., to mine coal. The coal American questions should be re- Blrdsall returned to the United bill was recommended by" a close mltted primarily to the American States after having been reprimand-rote. The senate passed the Joint nations, with machinery like that ot ed, reduced in grade and fined for .resolution to have 1,500 copies of the present league and that Eur i- striking an enlisted man. It add-the- Wyandotte constitutional con- pean nations should not Intervene ed that Major Birdsall threatened vention proceedings held in 1869 unless requested-to do so by the before he left that he "would get nrlnted. Thr ar onlv flvi irnn-tn American nations. I some one at is rest. general er- coptes of this wcrk now-ia esnstance. I "The European nationa desire our en-1 things message follows: NO OFFICER DISCIPLINED FOR GIVING TESTIMONY Washington, March 4. No army officer, who has appeared before congressional committees at the session of Congress today has '"ever been disciplined on even questioned with regard to testimony given by Mm," Secretary Baker wrote Representative Gould of New York today In reply to a letter from the representative inquiring as to the truth of published reports that Brig. Geu. Ansell, former acting Judge advocate general, might be demoted because of statements made by him before tbe House military committee on the question of military Justice. FINANCE "uvu6" " - J - I i J l J-V. ..mnnnv hnnd instead of a Washington, March 4. Sharp personal one. but it is not manda criticism ui v.0i.6rB va.s A Jnx-niVlno- nf all TOstnfTifo funds. I 6u v cuimci. t u.uueuu .w. tarr,r is rom.lred when n what was termed failure to co-op postmaster enters on a new term. An erate lo inB IUUHl ,m pn Treasury omclals Express Bcuei invoice of the furniture in the trov- " inai noaos umn iei i-nvaie ernment building has to be made to terlals developed today at the White Ij0aJ19 to TiAe 0ver v rroc,, non.rtmAnt The Tnt- House conference of governors and j r X I . tj 11 J I master here is the custodian of the mayors cauea w CuxiBiUer muvr i.u PROBLEM A COMPLICATED ONE envemment bulldine and is held re- business proniems. snonsihle for the care of the furnl- " Z Washington, March 4. Adjourament of i -wr. rrmw. unMAMks i ture in all parts of the building. . Congresa without appropriating STM.0OO,- Other Kansas Appointmnte. Springfield, Mo., March 4. De- f r.n-..VB lort the railroad admli In addition to the reappointment j spit the constant vigil kept by utration with practically oaintv coffers. of the tnree x.eav enwonn coumy 0,. of armed farmers throughout about $381,000,000 back debts and no funds postmasters last weex me iouowiu;; v -wr t . i, with which to finance the extensive pro- ITW ' I m . j i . I m - ivi. KTam OI mprvTciiienii ijiiuiuu ior ian were made for other places in Kan. sas: alias George Owens, who late Mon- year as a measure to take up slack ln Washington. Enterprisei Courtlantf, day afternoon killed Sheriff John M. tn materUla and labor market Barnes, Wakeeney, Valley Falls, PERSHING SHEDS LIGHT ON CAMPAIGN OF CRITICISM WAGED AGAINST BREST Harlow of Lamar and mortally Immediate relinquishment r the roarta wounded his 21-year-old son Rich- PrlTat management loomed as a pos- M . aibillty, but ofTldale aald thia would be ard, in one of the most sensational d0M eny if lt flnally appearel ; net jail breaks of recent years, has bee. featlble for the railroads to borrow pri- found. Commander Asserts Attacks Grew Out of Trial of Maj. Alfred W. Birdsall, Formerly of New York Evening Telegram. v "Reference P-2155. (a cabled inquiry from the department) reference criticism against Port of Brest following Information received from intelligence office at port: "'(A) September, 1918, Major Alfred W. Birdsall, formerly of the New Tork Evening Telegram and former provost marshal of- Brest, convicted by general court martial of various offenses. (B) December, 1918. Major Birdsall ordered to Brest. in connection with investigation of certain supposed regularities. (C) January 4. 1919, Major Birdsall sails United States after having made threats that he 'would e-fit some one in Brest." f " '(D) February;! 1919. (about) violent newspaper attacks begin.' The war department made public at the same time the court martial record in Major Birdsall's case. He was charged with violation of the 96th article of war, the general ar ticle covering conduct unbecoming an officer. There were three specifications charging that in June, 1918, Major Birdsall struck Corporal Har. ry W Clarens of an infantry headquarters company, in the face with his hand: cursed Clarens who wa? then a prisoner ln confinement and he ordered him placed in ironsin violation of army regulations. Major Blrdsall was found guilty on all specifications and sentenced to be reprimanded, reduced to the foot of the list of majors of the Quartermaster corps for the period of one year and fined $600. In reviewing the case, the reviewing officer reported the sentence "totally disproportionate to the gravity of the offense committed by this officer," but added that in order that the officer should not es cape punishment, "however Inadequate," the sentenced was approved Records at the war department show that Major Birdsall was in the service at last reports and was sta tioned at "Garden City, L. I. ivately the millions needed, or to have tbe war finance corporation extend lar;e loans to the companies. Director General Hlnes after conferences tonight with Secretary Glass and Eugene Mcrr. Jr manaclns director of the war that the j flnance corporation, made this statement: "The railroad situation is so compile- Giving Rapid Discharges. Kansas City, March 4. The work of discharge is being so well han dled at Camp Funston average stay in cmap of a man sent there for discharge is forty-eight ted by this recent development that there hours, Maj Gen. Leonard Wood said j are so many possibilities that I cannot say here tonight. General Wood, with at this time what may be done with tba his staff, was here on his way to railroads. It wul take a good, deal of . consideration before a conclusion la Chicago, his headquarters as com- . mander of the Central department? ;,.' i wi.i. Mi. t.nb with financial conditions expressed belief To Introduce Loan Resolution. ti,at the railroads eould obtain loana Topeka, March 4. The senate ju- j privately to tide them over the next few diciary committee tonight voted to months, although perhaps at high lnter- introduce as a committee resolution et rates. In this connection a eenfer- the proposition to maend the constl- nc leading bankera-with treasury tution to allow the state to loan d "llrd 0fflci1.! money to aid citizens purchase farm toUy faag ,ent mtM u th. homes. It is expected the resolu- uroaa,. It has authorisation to, ad-tlon will be introduced tomorrow or Tc 'aeveral hundred million dollars ad- Thursday. . j dltlonal under war powers on adequate collateral and at rates at least one per House Rejects Reception Bill. cent higher than current rates for ninety Topeki. March 4. The bill authorising day paper. Officials questioned however, an appropriation of $10,000 by the state whether the terms of the aet could be l- to "provide a reception commttee to welcome Kansas soldiers when they return from France, was rejected by the lower houre of the Kansas legislature today. The two houses were Hnahle to agree upon a bill and a conference committee was appointed to draft the measure. The committee teported to the house today and its report ws a rejected. terpreted liberally enough to permit the corporation to go Into this wholesale financing. The treasury is anxious to avoid throwing railroad securities on the market be-; fore the victory liberty losu campaign and for this reason will try to arranje a means of supplying credit through the war finance corporation if this is pesIMe.

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