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Over 200 Die of Fumes in
San Miguel District; Mex?
ican Death Toll 2,000;
Many Bodies Recovered
Mountain Is Split in Two
Rock* Crush WholeVillages;
New Shocks at Couztlan;
Storm Visits Vera Cniz
MEXICO CITY. Jan. 11.?Six hun
dr*d persons were killed at Barranca
Grande when that place was destroyed
by the recent earthquake. according; to
special dispatches from Vera Cruz last
night. Jalapa, former capital of the
State of Vera Cruz, and Teocelo were
virtually ruined, it is said. while the
village of Ayahualco was crushed by
great rocks dislodged from-the moun?
tain and sent crashing irj,to the valley.
A similar fate is reported to have be
fallen the village of Exhuacan.
One small child is said to be the
op.1v survivor of all the inhabitants of
the village of Santito, State of Puebla,
which waa overwhelmcd by poisonous
eases. Indian refugees arriving at
Huatusco from the San Miguel region
aay hundreds of persons were killed.
Two Thousand Dead
The new crater at San Miguel is still
emitting fire and smoke. Goveynment
dispatches give small hope that origi
nal estimates of 2,000 dead will be de
A slight. variation in the names of
villages inundated by a aake formed on
the slones of Cofre de Perote is given
in a Vera Cruz report. It said the
towns engulfed were Platanalan, Qui
mextlan. Barranca Grande, Guscalera,
Istlahuacan, Choyula and San Jose
Unconfirmed reports received yes?
terday stated there were 600 dead in
Chilohota. No reports have been re?
ceived as to Calcahualco. reported to
have vanished with its 200 inhabitants.
At Platanalan the mountain overlook
ing the town split into two parts, many
people being crushed to death.
Many Dead from Gases
In the San Miguel district deaths
from gases are reported to number
upward of 200. Nearly 150 bodies have
been taken from streams and rivers of
the eastern slope of the mountains.
A telegram received here yesterday
from the Mayor of the city of La
Fragua, State of Puebla, stated he had
been unable to report sooner because
of almost continuous shocks, which
?had almost entircly desiroyed the
place. He said seventy bodies had been
recovered and that many injured per
' sons were dying.
Dispatches from Couztlan state that;
new shocks were felt there on Friday.
In the city of Vera Cruz a heavy storm
has blown down the towe.r of the city,
which was weakened by the earthquake.
Coal Commission Plan
To Be Announced To-day
Lewis and Green Scheduled To
Be Witnesses at the Open?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?A plan of
procedure will be announced by Presi?
dent Wilson's commission to investi
gate wages and prices in the bitumi
nous coal industry to-morrow when it
Koes into its first formal session of
its inquiry into conditions in the cen?
tral competitive district. Henry N.
Eobinson, representative of the public,
who has been named president of the
body, aiso will announce to-morrow the
personnel of the commission's staft\.
According to present arrangements,
John L. Lewis, acting president of the
mine workers' union, and William
Green, secretary, representing the min
ers as plaintiffs, will be heard to-mor?
row. The four district presidents of
the union also will appear.
Operators representing the central
district, it was understood to-night,
have agreed to participate at least pro
visionally in the hearings.
Under the strike settlement agree?
ment. which the miners accepted un
conditionally and which the operators
are expected to accept at least condi?
tionally, the commission has power to
fix coal mine wages and working con?
ditions all over thc United States. .If
it ia found necessary to advance the
price of coal to finance further wage
increanes the commission is author
ized by the President to do so, provid
ing its decision is unanimous.
Kentucky Woman to Seek
Seat in U. S. Senate
Laura day Announees She Will
Run if Amendment is
Katified in Time
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 11.?If the
equal suffrage amendment to the Fed?
eral Constitution is ratified by the
necessary number of states in time
to permit of a campaign Miss Laura
Ciay, of this city, will be put forward
by th<; women of Kentucky as a can?
didate for United States Senator to
auceeed Senator Beckham, whose suc
cessor is to be chosen at the election
n*xt Noveraber. This became known
to-nighL through interviews with
women representing the two factions
of suffragista in Kentucky.
Miss Ciay has been a national equal
rtgnta aaaociation official several
terms, served twenty-five yeara aa
preaident of tbe Kentucky Equal
Kighth Aaaociation and haa made ap
peals for suffrage in every state of
the Union. She is the daughter of
the ]atP General Cassius Marcellua
^'ay, noted abolitionist before the
Will War and former Ambassador to
wa Russian Empire.
? ? e
Mahel Taliaferro Married
Captain Joseph P. O'firien Weds
Actress in Darien
KTAMFOKO, Conn., Jan. 11.?Mabel
jWiaferro, the actreaa, was married
a Darien, Conn., this afternoon to
v-aptair, Jos?-ph P. O'Brien, of Orange,
<*? J. Th<- ceremony was performed
?F Jiutiee of the Peace John IL Sel
?c*' at hi* home. The bride and
Dr,d',SCroom c?(ni> from New York un
?etempanieot Miaa Taliaferro lived in
JM town of Darien laat surnmer, and
jetentJy purchased a farrn in Stam
iwi Taliaferro was married In
*?7 to the late. Prederlc Thompaon.
'?'? theatriea] manager, and divorced
?M tn 19U. f? 1912 she waa married
/> Hichigan to Thomas J. Carrigan,
?*? acior, frorn whom ?hc aeparated
?**. yi-Hr. ghe waa granted a divorce
WMeoe Sail*, Port a Secret
HAvana, J?n, ii, Hir Robert Bor
?W, Premier of Canada, aelled with
**t<;,r.,\ Vi??ount Jelileoe or. board the
?P?*n baltla crulaer New Zealand,
WM* loft ifavana thia afternoon. The
?*?tin?itj',n of f.h" veaaol la not known.
ftj MM Britleh logatioa it waa aaid
*2**t?nt JallJco* waa *xp?cting to re
m*$ Otittn at H'-.a by wlreleaa.
Ibero Society Indorses
Wilson Mexican Policy
South Americans Living Here
Urge Recall of Our Troops
From San Domingo
A resolution strongly urging the re?
call of all American forces from Santo
Domingo and indorsing the policy of
President Wilson in not severing dip
lomatic relations with Mexico because
of the arrest by the government of that
country of William 0. Jenkins, United
btate Consular Agent, was passed with
acclamation at a meeting of the "Ibero
American Knights, a society com
posed of residents in this city of South
American extraction. The meeting was
held yesterday afternoon at the Hotel
Before the introduction of this reso?
lution by D. Collazo, vice-president of
the society, Dicente Balbos, formerly
a member of the Spanish Senate and
now honorary president of the Ibero
American Knights, read & tentative
plan of his own for a Latin American
federation. He said that the first
P?lr?t to be considered was whether
the Monroe Doctrine was a production
to the countriee of South America or
a menace. kept alive by the big busi?
ness interests of the United States
in order that they may better exploit
that country to their own advantage.
Discussing the situation in Mexico,
hc asked why the isolated crimes com
mitted by bandits should be consid?
ered so much more dreadful than the
thousands of robberies and murders
occurring every month in New York and
Chicago. His auditors applauded
vvhen he concluded with the words:
"They say it, is dangerous and im
possible to live in Mexico, but right
here in New York there is far greater
danger of life and property, as shown
by the reports of crimes appearing
daily in the newspapers."
Continued from page 1
proof of this statement there is none
?except cesults. Since the general's de
parture Villa has become active, and
the general, who was reputed poor be?
fore his Chihuahua assignment, now
owns a great and valuable hacienda, or
ranch, in Zacatecas and has bought two
fine residence properties in Mexico City,
one of them the building formerly occu
pied by the American Embassy. My
informant was a Mexican of high stand?
ing, who stated categorically that the
general robbed Chihuahuans of thou?
sands of cattle and shipped them south
to his hacienda on special trains, which
were requisitioned ostensibly for mili?
"The general business proved so good
for the commander," my informant said,
"that he has had his brother made a
j general so that relatives also may
' share in the shameful loot of Mexico
now open to the military." x
This story may be repeated in vary
ing forms about many of Mexico's gen
erals. Much graft can be veneered with
excuses of military necessity of legiti
mate business, but the fact of the mat
| ter is that any one so unfortunate as
to hold property in Mexico?foreign or
Mexican?unless he has inftuence with
the government or army, is paying the
j bill. He has guaranties against such as
J this if he as an American?but he
j can't find them. They have been
I pigeonholed somewhere in the Ameri
! can State Department.
| Americans never hear of the flagrant,
! unpunished murders committed even in
| the City of Mexico by Carranzista. of
I ficers. There is a Mexican government
censorship on all outgoing news dis
I patches?and that is another story.
Not many weeks ago at the Mexico
! City bull ring Jack Johnson, our well
i known ebony, exiled and erstwhile
heavyweight champion, now sojourning
in Mexico, was giving an exhibition
bout. A much be-uniformed Carranzista
colonel was referee. Some one in the
crowd disagreed with his decision. The
j colonel did not have his weapon handy,
so he borrowed one from a spectator
and knocked his verbal antagonist down
with the butt of it before he turned it
; around and pumped the prostrate one
i full of lead.
Girl Kidnaped by General
On the Calle Francisco I. Madero,
the very heart of Mexico City's busi?
ness seetion, there is a large restaurant
operated by an American. The build?
ing is that which formerly housed the
Mexican Jockey Club in the palmy days
of Diaz. The restaurant is fashionable.
The prettiest little Mexican girls to
be found in the city are employed as
i waitresses. Consuela was one of these
j up to a few days ago. Consuela is just
i fifteen and extremely pretty for a girl
of that age. Consuela's end as.wai
?? tress happened something like this:
A large automobile drove up to the
side entrancc as Consuela was entering
at 5 o'clock to wait on dinner custom
! ers. A hand reached out and caught
I her just as she was entering the door.
' With a scream she disappeared inside
\ the automobile. She dragged herself
j back eventually, telling a fragmentary
| and hysterical story about being mis
I treated in a large house in what was
j once the Cientifico quarter.
Consuela's assailant was a Mexican
j general now serving as a representative
I of the Mexican people in the Mexican
i Charnber of Deputies. He is a Mexi
' can lawmaker. No one paid any great
; deal of attention to the matter, and I
| was informed by numerous people that
| such a thing is rather common just
The Mexican nation is groaning
j under a military despotism which is
; bleeding it to death.
And the two leading candidates for
i the Presidency in the coming Mexican
i clections are generals.
What Mexico appears to need most
are education and immigration, not
> factional strife and bullets. So long
i as militarism is allowed to exist the
| latter only are possible, in the opinion
| of those who have been watching the
situation in internal Mexico of late.
Oklahoma Faces Epidemic
Strange Malady, Like Cholera,
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Jan. 11
Five hundred of the 2,000 inhabitants
of Shiatook, Tulsa County, ' are se
riously ill of a strange malady which
baffles physiclans, according to reports
to the State Health Department.
Several deaths have occurred. In the
opinion of one of the physicians there.
thc disease is a mild form of cholera.
Jt begins with an attack of dysentery
and causes a losing of weight, accord?
ing to the report.
The State Health Department will
*cnd three physiclans and tan inspec
tors there to-morrow.
Cruohed to Death on Ship
Tricoda Santo's arm became jammed
yesterday in the coal hoist on the
ste&mship Kermore, off Fifty-seventh
Htrtet, Brooklyn, which was coaling.
Before the winch could bo stopped hc
was swung twenty feet In the air and
dropped into the hold with half a ton of
coal. When he had been dug out h*>
was dead. He was employed on a coal
barge and lived at Degraw and Colum?
bia stroets, Brooklyn.
DraftDodgers From U. S.
Said to Aid Mexican 'Reds'
Carranza Government Also Favoring Bolsheviki in
Republic, According to Evidence Ready for Sen?
ate; Communists Forecast American Revolution
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Jan. 11.?In-,
formation regarded by United States
government agents as evidence thait
Carranza government officials are coun
tenancing a plan to establish a Bol
sheyik regime in Mexico and that the
radical program is supported by Amer?
ican afrmy draft evaders will be given
to the Senate sub-committee invcsti
gating Mexican affairs at hearings here
this week. Senator A. B. Fall, Repub?
lican, of New Mexico, chairman of the
committee, is expected to arrive to
morrow. Suramonsts for more than'
mW,tnessea h?ve been issued.
Not all the testimony offered will be !
unfavorable to the present Mexican ad?
ministration. Adherents of the Car?
ranza government have placed before
the committee the names of many who,
they assert,. will be able to counter at
least some of the statements of spe?
cial mvestigators, refugees and ordi?
nary observers.. It is expected much
time will be given by the committee''
to an myestigation of radicalism as
it is manifested now in Mexico and to
the existing conditions and relations
of the govemments of Mexico and the
United States. ' '
Boast of Draft Evaders Aiding
Assertions that Americans who fled
to Mexico to escape the draft are im
plicated in the plan to bring Mexico
under the rule of the radicals are
based on statements published in the
official organ of the Communist party
in Mexico. American government"
records and reports of special agents
tend to support the statements. Ac?
cording to the published boast of
Mexicans, 30;000 Americans *escaped
service in the army by flight to Mexico.
Most of them returned to the United
States, but many remain, and the names
of a few have appeared in the litera
ture of the Communist and I. W. W.
organizations as actively engaged in
furthering the cause of radicalism.,
Documents which will be placed be?
fore the committee include the organi?
zation plan of the Communist party
The international secretary is George
Barreda. Enrique H. Arce is secre?
tary, and C. F. Tabler is treasurer.
Tabler's nationality is given as Ameri?
can. The members of the executive
committee are Barreda, Arce, Tabler,
Linn A. E. Gale, Fulgencio C. Luna,
Magdalena E. Gale, Josefina Barreda,
A. P. Araujo, J. C. Parker, Demitri !
Nikitin and Federico Somer. Gale and
Parker are listed as Americans. Mag?
dalena Gale is the wife of. Linn Gale.
Nikitin is a Russian, but, according to
the literature of the organization, also
found refuge in Mexico when sum
moned by an American draft board.
Luna is a Filipino.
Gale, formerly of Albany, N. Y.,
who is editor of the official organ of
the Communist party, is one of the
three who have been appointed as dele?
gates to the Third Internationale at
Moscow. Angel Bernal, John Tutt and
Jose Villalobos are the executive com?
mittee of the I. W. W. branch in Mexico
City, over which organization the Com?
munist party has announced a certain
form of patronage.
Lehine's Cousin Busy in Mexico
The investigation of radicalism in
Mexico has shown it to be widespread,
according to government agents. Dr.
Atl, an agitator of the early days of
Carranza's administration, has ap?
peared in Sonora, where, according to
American government reports, a co
worker named Lenine, who says he is
a cousin of the Russian leader, has
been urging workmen to organize for
the day when they "will drive all for?
eigners across the border into the
Here is an "appeal" recently pub?
lished in Mexico by the Communist I
party, and which will be submitted to j
"The Communist party of Mexico ap- j
peals to the Communist Left Wing |
Socialist parties of the world.
"The worst bandits in the world? ,
the bandits of internationalism?have i
been trying for many months to start I
war between the United States and !
"These bandits, these brigands, these
criminals, are outlaws undeserving of
any human consideration. They have
armies and navies, cannon, trains,
horses, gold unlimited. They own and
control govemments, kings, presidents,
congresses, churches and colleges.
They would have thousands or tens of
thousands slaughtered so that they can
own Mexico and her riches, crush the
tendencies toward Bolshevism here,
wipe out the taxes on their oil and !
their mines, and punish the Mexican I
people for refusing to participatc in j
the late war. The scattered and oc
casional bandit tribes in the isolated 1
mountain and desert parts of Mexico j
now and then rob somebody, and in
rare instances commit murders, but
their crimes?much as we deplore them
?do not cause one millionth part of
the suffering that another war would
Money From Abroad Chargcd
"It has been proved that most of
these bandits are either supported by
foreign financial interests who want
banditry' as an excuse for interven
tion in Mexico or else buy their gune
from other foreign interests that are
willing to coin profits out of the thugs
"The Mexican proletariat has no
problems that tho Mexican proletariat
cannot solve. Alone and unaided it
Dverthrcw the modern Nero, Porfirio
Diaz, and wrote a liberal constitution.
Alone and unmolested by alien armies
it can rise above the impediments left
by three hundred years of bondage and
into the full enjoyment of economic
"We appeal to you, our eomrades in
other lands, to help prevent this crime
that thc imperialistic Caligulas and
Herods of the world seek to commit.
"Prevent a declaration of war if you
can. lf you cannot prevent the declara?
tion, prevent the consummation. Re
fuso to fight. Get others to do thc
same. Without workers to do the mas
tcrs' vile bidding, without soldiers to
obey the brutal orders, there can be no
war. Act now. Agitate, write, speak,
publish and strike. Communicate with
us as to ways and means.
"COMMUNIST PARTY OF MEXICO,
L. .... . -
OvetecttXb 15 tb
MjjCfo 20 fWi>
14 CortiandTSt. 9*11 Dey St
??^ w er a-!tic.le caP??ned "The Negro
and War with Mexico" is an appeal to
?v?Hegr?eS SL the United Stites to
revolt against the government at Wash
tw?";?, Amon?. other things it states
??- *u Arner'can negroes, constitut
ing the most miserable and oppressed
element of the American proletariat,
have racial reasons as well as economic
??- ??fo' imn,ediate preparedness, not
for further military service, but to
E * Th6y are not un?w?? of
Assert Negro Will Fight United States
n?3he/egro has had a sleeping sick
ness of many centuries, induced, first
aravervVhnaftln,CJtendencieB 0f chattel
siavery, but made even worse under
natio^^Tl1^6^ that f0ll0Wed ema?"
S,Hi ?' u?he negro ls not sleeping. He
will fight no more wars for his tor
mentors and tyrants."
"American caoitalism is afraid of
Bob.hevism in Mexico. Thatiswhvi
war.ts intervention," runs anotheJ
article published in Mexico City
seedMs?X,tCo? ire^n "ff fc?r foviet
knows thl.bL,d'?iS?in- to^ffff'?
chances. Left to themselves, these
int- fnT?U" M,CXicaun- Seons 'ust ?"
mg into a dim kind of class con
sciousness, may communize all in?
dustry land and wealth. Under a pro
tectorate 0f Wall Street and WaU
therrS-ig0Vv.ernment in Washington
tht mW-H be no such difnculty If
the Mexicans get any such crazy no
o0ldiers S h".*? ? few regiments of
soldiers and! a judicious' use of ma?
chine guns will eliminate the said no
tions in short order. It is obvious
tnait such a country must be annexed
and its people looked after by Ameri
u*nn.,l/f, *"?? American capitalism
would use some other excuse if there
IVe, n? 71 *a* at *?. ^ wants o
get control of Mexico before the sec?
ond Russia appears right under Wall
5es nKosfe- Any kin<* ^ a reason
H? 1 V but .lhere must be interven
tion before the various radical ten
dencies m Mexico?which have been
permitted free rcign under Carranza
?Degin to assume toa definite form."
State Socialism Prevented
The writer said Carranza was not
a bocialist but there was a good rea?
son to believ*. a moderate policy of
state socialism would have been put
into practice "if he hau not been con
stantly menaced by the Damocles
sword of intervention."
"The attitude of Secretary of the
Treasury Luis Cabrera has also been
very unsatisfactory to Wall Street, the
article continued. After defending
Cabrera's attitude in the Jenkins case
the article adds:
"Cabrera was asked by a newspaper
man if he did not think Bolshevik agi
tators should be sent out of Mexico.
He replied 'No.'and added that Bolsho
vism was an ideal economic system,
although it could not be introdu'ced in
Mexico at present."
After praise for the liberal attitude
of Secretary of State Berlanga, the
"The average Mexican is potentially
a Bolshevik. About the only ones who
balk are the scions of the Diaz regime,
who are still nursing their wrath be?
cause their oldtime concessions were
taken away from them. In saloons and
public places it is interesting to note
the signs of approval when news of Bol?
shevik victories in Russia is read.
"There is no misteking where are the
sympathies of these long suffering,
slowly unfolding people. Conscious. of
the growing proletariat sentiment in
Mexico, knowing that capitalism is
doomed in the southerh republic, the
beast of the north is preparing to
send thousands of American boys and
men into another furious festival of
killing and carnage.
"The reason for intervention in
Mexico is fear of Bolshevism. The re
sult of intervention?if it is attempted
?will be revolution in the United
To Be Resurrected
By British Labor
Modification of the German
Treaty and 'International
Disarmament Likely To
Be Chief Party Planks
New Yark Tribunt
(Copyright. 1920, js-ew York Trlbune Inc.)
LONDON, Jan. 11.?Ii the British
Labor party achieves the success it ex
pecta in the next general elections its
nrst effort will be to reestablish na?
tional idealism on the footing it held
while President Wilson was touring
Europe prior to the peace conference.
It is not impossible that the coming
spring will see the Wilsonian doctrines
resurrected and made the cornerstone
of the British Labor party's poiitical
The party plans to modify the Ger?
man treaty and attempt to iorce inter?
national disarmament. It will reno
vate, if it can, tire league of nations
covenant, repaint and regild it and
change to some extent its present
The poiitical tide in Great Britain
is now running so strongly in labor's
fnyor that the next few months may
bring great changes. Lord Salisbury
warned ,the coaHtion yesterday that
it was moving toward disaster.
"Many of my friends tell me," he
said, "that we had better put up with
the coalition government because the
only alternative is Smillie. This is what
keeps the present government in office.
"Personally, though, I am glad to say
that twentieth century conservatism is
anxious to do a great deal for the
workers in the spirit which the workers
themselves desire. I have no sympathy
with Smillie, nor with what is called
tlie official policy of the Labor party.
But what I would say to my coalition
friends is that unless they are very
careful the coalition will make the
triumph of Smillie's policy inevitable."
Addressing his constituents from
the same platform as England's incor
rigible idealist, Lord Robert Cecil, Ar?
thur Henderson will sound next week
the keynote of labor's international
policy. The appfearance of Lord Robert
and the prospective Labor Premier side
by side leads to speculation whether
Lord Robert under certain circum
stances would not accept office in a
LONDON, Jan. 11 (By The Associated
Press).?Immediate formation of a na?
tional party, including the Unionists
and the remnant of the Liberal organi?
zation, to present an effective front to
the Laborites is suggested by Lord
Chancellor Birkenhead in an article
printed in "The Weekly Dispatch." The
Lord Chancellor believes the recent
by-election in Spen Valley, Yorkshire,
resulted as it did principally f.rom the
absence of an organized party capable
of exposing the weaknesses of labor's
armor. He says the coalition govern?
ment is "hopelessly invertebral and
ineffective to fight English Commu
35 of Crew Drowned
As They Abandon Wreck
Storm Defeats Efforts to Save
Men on the Treveal, Lost
in English Channel
WEYMOUTH, England, Jan. 11.?
Thirty-five members of the crew of
forty-two of the British steamship
Treveal were drowned when the ves
sel was wrecked on Kimmer Edge Rock
near St. Alban's Head during a violent
storm in the Channel Saturday.
The Treveal, bound from Calcutta
to Dundee with cargo, struck the rock
late Friday night. The vessel im?
mediately wired for assistance, but
owing to the severity of the storm
and the darkness the tug which put
out from Weymouth was unable to
find her. Later her position was es?
tablished by wireless, and early Satur?
day a tug and a Weymouth lifeboat
went to the assistance of the vessel.
The Treveal was tight on the rock
and unable to get elear because both
wind and sea were against her. The
lifeboat tried several times to reach
the docmed craft but was beaten back
by the storm. It was impossible for
the coastguard to shoot a line to the !
ship because of her distance from j
Finally the captain- signaled to the I
tug that he was going1 to abandon the j
ship. The crew put off in two boats, !
which were immediately swamped in ,
the raging sea. While the coastguard
watched, powerless to lend aid, the
sailors fought for their lives, but only :
seven reached shore. The captain was :
among those drowned. The Treveal j
was of 4,610 tons gross. She was !
built in 1909 and belonged to the Hain
Valera Urges Big
Sinn Fein Vote in
Calls Upon Irish to Show
That There Are No Ulster
Fate at Stake, He Says
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?Eamon de
Valera sent a cabiegram to the Irish
people to-day, calling upon them to go
to the polls in the forthcoming Irish
elections "and show that there are no
De Valera sent his message to Arthur
Griffith, "Vice-President" of the Irish
"Lloyd George cannot find his Ulster
boundaries. The elections must show
that they are not there to be found.
Every lover of Ireland to the polls,
then. Victory, Ireland's fate, is de
pendent on you. The world is watching
and the world will note."
The Irish National Bureau issued the
following statement in explanation of
"The elections of January 15 are to
be held in every county, urban and
rural district in Ireland. Although a
new, comphcated system of voting has
been devised by the British govern?
ment, with a view to splitting the vote
and obtaining representation of minori
ties, the republican supporters are con
ndent of an overwhelming success. Un
?u rth.e new system it is probable that
the Irish Labor party, practically all of
whose members are republicans, will
obtain some representation. The mem?
bers of the Sinh Fein party and of the
Irish Labor party, it is conceded, will
stand as a unit on the question of abso?
lute independence for the republic.
"Mr" de Valera's reference to the
Ulster boundaries is in line with the
assertion that although the British
Tory group claims that Ulster is a na?
tion distinct from the rest of Ireland,
they have never been able to point to
the boundaries of this imaginary na?
tion within a nation.
"In the Province of Ulster, as geo
graphically laid out,, the Unionists
were able to capture only twenty-two
out of thirty-six in the last
Parliamentary election. In the local
elections next Thursday the republi?
cans are confident of making further
inroads upon the limited Unionist ter?
Sinn Fein Hunger Strike
Ends; Concessions Granted
' CORK, Jan. 11.?The hunger strike
of forty Sinn Fein prisoners in the jail
here, which began last Tuesday in pro?
test against the discrimination shown
by the authorities in the ameliorative
treatment promised them, ended to-day.
The Mayor of Cork intervened and se
cured a betterment of the treatment of
Teanis to Push Jewish Fund
Teams to carry on the canvass for
$1,500,000 to meet the increased ex
penses of ninety-one institutions af
filiatec! with the Federation of Jew?
ish Philanthropic Societies will be or?
ganized at a meeting this afternoon at
the home of Adolph Lewisohn, 881
Fifth Avenue. Among the speakers
will be Felix Warburg, Dr. Solomon
Lowenstein and Dr. Edwin I. Golu
Rocket He Hopes
Will Reaeh Moon
Multiple Charge Projectile
for Record Taking Would
Go Up 230 Miles in 6^
Mins. and Drop Straight
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?A method
of sending apparatus to the hitherto
unreached higher layers of the air. to
the regions beyond the earth's atmos
phere, and ever. as far ail the moon it?
self, is described by Professor Robert
H. Goddard, of Clark Coilege, in a re?
cent publication for the Smithsonian
The new apparatus is a multiple
charge high efficiency rocket of an en
tirely new design.
"The great scientific value of Profes
sor Goddard's experiments," says the
announcement, "lies in the possibility
of sending: recording apparatus to mod?
erate and extreme altitudes within the
earth's atmosphere. The nature of the
higher levels of the air has been for a
long time a subject of much specula
tion, as to their chemical composition.
temperature, electrical nature, density.
ozone content, etc.
Nineteen Miles Present Record
"The highest level that has ever been
reached up to the present time with
recording instruments is about nine?
teen miles, accomplished with a free
balloon. As the earth's atmosphere ex
tends some 200 miles out, there is a
great unknown region, knowledge of
which would grcatly benefit the science
"The balloon with its recording ap?
paratus requires several hovrs to as
cencfto its highest altitude, drifts hori
zontally for a considerable period of
time, and may come down at a great
distance from its starting point. Its
recovery by the sender depends on the
chance of its descent being noticed and
on the willingness of the finder to re?
turn it. Thus it may be days or weeks
before the record taken is made avail
Would Go Straight Up
"On the other hand, the new rocket
apparatus would go straight up and
come straight down, the whole opera?
tion probablv consuming less than half
an hour. Thus daily observations at
any desired altitude for use in weather
prediction could be easily taken.
"The time p-' ascent of ti.e rocke?
will be very short, only six and one
half minutes being reauired to carry
the apnaratus up "30 miles, somewhere
near the outer limit of the earth's at?
mosphere. The too rapid de>cent of
the recording instrumerits could easily
be checked by the use of a small para
"Professor Goddard is at present.
under a grant from the Smithsonian
Institution, perfecting the reloading
mechanism whereby successive chargea
are inserted in the explosion chamber
during its upward flight, and it is
hoped shortly to be able to demon
stratc the practicability and value of
this new type of rocket."
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She found thousands of
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Florida, and brought back
enough to supply her friends.
A famous New York physi
cian analyzed the fruit and
certified to its "remarkable
Now more than 360,000 a
year are consumed in the
CHILDS restaurants alone.
Grapa fruit b now at its
bf*t ? lu?c?ou? and full
of haalth. tlriuM
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