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AN TO REPUDIATE ITS MER ROUGE MEMBERS;
HUGHES STATES U. S. POLICIES TOWARD EUROPE
? Wealth in the Air.
Sun and Moon Pull.
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"V-OTHLNG IS M important as
the meeting of scientists
?nd their discussions at Cam
bridge, Massachusetts. Un
fortunately. not one American
in a hundred will know what
was said or dose at the con
Laat Thuraday the wiae men
discussed the poaaihility of get
ting carbon from the air.
We dig in the ground for coal
to make ateam and electricity.
We send away down to South
America for nitrates?fertiliz
Above us in the air there ia
?arbon by the billions of tons,
enough to last forevw. and
nitrogen in quantities unlimited.
ALREADY SNOW some
thing about getting nitro
gen from the air and probably
shall soon have solved that
problem on a big commercial
basis. Henry Ford says he
ean do it now, if the Govern
ment will let him take Muscle
How to get from the air car
bon to use in our furnaces we
don't know yet; but that will
be discovered in time.
Y'OU CAN EVEN imagine a
world congress in the future
to limit the weakening and
depleting of the atmosphere by
taking out too much carbon and
nitrogen for use here on the
All the money the Rockefel
lers and Rothschilds ever
?reamed about is like the wid
ow's mite compared with un
told billions that float in the
air above you.
OWE SCIENTISTS study and
discuss everything, big and
little. \\ hen one man has fin
ished his discourse on the pos
aitulity of taking power and
fertiliser from the air, another
takes from his vest pocket a
typewriter weighing one ounce,
"? aaaefcine th?t Im actually uses.
^NOTHER "EXPLAINS that
human beings are not as
important as they think, but
"insignificant insects thrust
here into a little speck, our
earth, that exist only for an
instant." Nevertheless, we
think, as Descartes says: "There
fore. we are something."
From one you learn that the
sun and moon, pulling on the
earth, dragging it out of shape
hy the power of gravitation,
are responsible for earthquakes.
Another brings the bad news
that the Grand Canyon of the
Colorado is getting wider, the
walls slowly worn away by
erosion. By and by that mag
nificent curiosity will have
disappeared. But don't worry;
it will look about as it does
now to your descendants of a
thousand generations from now.
And you know that we are
enly forty generations, of fifty
years each, from the birth of
gOMEBODY OUGHT to take
all the proceedings of that
great scientific convention, re
move all the hard spots, and
prepare something interesting,
not a dull condensation, to be
printed in instalments in all of
the newspapers of the country.
f) N E COMFORTING
THOUGHT is supplied by
r>r. Menzel, who tells that
Scientists' convention about the
temperature on various planets.
On Jupiter the temperature is
about 5>0 degrees below zero,
centigrade. Think what your
coal hill would be on that planet.
with one year as long as fifty
of our years.
BRITISH-laid the keel
of a great new battleship
yesterday. The fighting ma
chine will be quickly rushed to
completion. The British talk
nicely about disarmament, but
they don't believe in overdoing it.
You can't blame them. While
the oceans are covered with their
ships, they must have battle
ships on the water to protect
What we need mainly is su
premacy in the air, where the
battleships of the future will do
TWO lii'hn:en were executed
at Kilkenny yesterday, be
cause their ideas of Irish gov
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Ex-Mayor, Held in Baltimore,
Condemned at Secret Meet
ing lor Fighting Extradition
LEADER CALLS HIM FOOLJ
Advises Official to Return and!
Present Evidence He Claims!
Will Make Him a Free Man
By SAM BLAIR.
NEW ORLEANS. I)ec.
The Ku Klux Klan. ?s ?" ?8
tional organization, would like
to draw away from that ,,artj
of the organization m More-!
e "null. members oF
which liave been named in
outrages which climaxed last
August with the torture and
crucifixion of Watt Daniels
and Tom iehards. residents of
Resignations from the klan as
a result of publicity given 'the
case, have been dispatched at an
average 0f 300 a week through
out the United States, the De
partment of Justice has ascer
KLAN IX CONFERENCE.
If national Klan officials oripi
nally had Intended to finance the
defense of tjiose arrested for -he
*7y "f- 14 appears that a change I
of policy has been determined upon. 1
' ?r n0 other '"eaaon than to
cheek the exodus of members, the,1
Klan is ready, if needs be. to with -
draw the charter from the More
house Parish branch.
Klan officials of Louisiana gath
ered from all sections of the State
at a conference here today. While I
J the symposium was ostensibly se
cret. the leaders were anxious to
*?., emaehres right' before the
public and one newspaper man was
I invited to "sit in." He was asked
only to withhold identifications of
The session decided that the Lou
isiana klan must obtain first-hand
information on the Morehouae
parish situation. An investigator, !
authorized to act with full author
ity of the State section, was named'
and inatructed to depart at once
on his mission.
The Organization chieftains dis
cussed the announcement from Bal
timore that Dr. B. M. MeKoin was
determined to fight extradition.
"MeKoin is making a fool of him-1
self." the State klan head declared.1
He had better come back as quickly !
as possible and present the evidence'
he claims will prove his innocence "!
_ Daniels and Richards were literally
crucified before they died Some1
'one In the band of half a hundred
hooded men remembered that the
-wheel - was a favorite instrument
of torture in the Middle Ages The
men were tied to a pair of large
cart wheels and slowly put to death
by fire and knife.
He Will Succeed
By Universal 8?nrtec.
Mptclal Cakle DUpstdi.
LONDON, Dec. St.
SO far as I know, there Is no
truth in the xinntlon
that I am to succeed Sir Auck
land Geddea as Ambassador at
Washington," uid Farmer Pre.
mler H. H. Asquttti, trim
inked about the report tonight.
POUCE SUBDUE GIRL
It TIM CIS BOMB
Mr?. Eleanor B. Wilkinson Is
Arrested After. Defying Of
fibers Two Hours. ?
THREATENS TO SLAY SELF
CAPITAL MAN HELD
Detective Snatches Knife Out
of Hands .When Fumes
Barricading herself for more
than two hours in h?r apartment
and threatening to commit sui
Rene La Montagne, 3 Broth- Cide if detectives insisted upon
ers. and 9 Others Indicted \?tin' her; B:
! Wilkinson, of bobbed hair and
As Society Bootleggers. pretty features, about twenty
five years old, 1017 Ninth street
.*ew YORK. Dei-. 29.?Rene I-i: northwest, was finally taken into
Montagne. international polo player, i custody yesterday afternoon after
and well known in Washington and a tear gas bomb had been thrown
New Vork society i-irHrs. jnd h;? 1 jnt0 her room.
three wealthy brothers. MontaiKU. (,R\BS KNIKK.
William A. and Morgan
As the wuman staggered undei
indicted today by the Federal grand the etfect. of the fumo. Detective
jury that has been investigating, George Darnell rushed into th*
liqnor conditions at the epCftMpIve japajftment and snatched a knif*
Rjpcquet and Tennis Club, ?"
omefconspirators in a great
it bOOC- , fhen
then crumpled to the floor. She
legging conspiracy. ; was carried into the street.
Nine other defendant*, who have j Xt the Emergency Hospital. Mi s
been associated with the La Mon- j Wilkinson said she would rather
tagne brothers, were indicted at the die than ^ returned to the Bed
same time. for<j Reformatory, in Brooklyn. N.
The indictments, which Fhocke#; from which she escaped five
smart society, mark the start of months ago. She had been con
a Federal drive to curb bootlegging | fined there
on a charge of vagrancy.
in fashionable clubs and among the Accompanied by Miss Rhoda Mil
likin. acting superintendent of the
woman's bureaif. a squad of detec
known that evidence
against other clubs in the Vifth j tives went to the house to arrest |
avenue section has been collected Mrs. Wilkinson after William Carl
by the authorities and will be pre- j Bon gauj to be a friend of the
sented to the January Federal ; woman, informed police that a "wild
grand jury. Other prominent Ui-j woman was disturbing the neign-1
dividuals will be named in the in- j borhood by her shrieks and cries."
dictmenta, 'it is predicted. [They also were told that Mrs. Wil
i kinson was wanted by the reforma
American Husband Gets tory authorities.
Divorce In Paris Court THREATEN9 slICII)E
When Mrs. Wilkinson saw the
t'niveml Serrlre. , _ , , , ,
i detectives she slammed her door.
PARIS. Dec. 29. The distinction j stripping to the waist she seized
of bein^r the first American hus- a and threatened to commit
band to obtain a divorce in the; SUici<ie if they placed their hands
Paris courts since the war today j on her.
went to Allan Temple W hite. well-j Pleadings were of no avail. For
known painter. j two hours she defied the officers.
The third Seine tribunal con- The tear bomb finally was finally
firmed the decree. White alleged
that his wife, formerly Nora Ca
thinka Paulsen, once well known
in Greenwich Village, was guilty
of "deliberate desertion."
"Our views on esthetic art
clashed." said the artist. "She put
her opinions above love, left me
and returned to America."
decided on to make her surrender.
After treatment the woman was
removed to the Washington Asylum,
where she is under observation.
It was the first time in the his
tory of the Washington police de
partment that a tear bomb was
Godsol Denies He Is
To Wed Dorothy Dalton
HOLLYWOOD, Cal.. Dec. 29.?
Frank Godsol, president of the Gold
wyn Film Corporation, through his
studio representative, Joseph Jack
son, put an end today to reports in
film circles that he and Dorothy
Dalton. film star, were engaged to
Slavs and Teutons to Join
British Jobless Parade
LONDON, Dec. 29.?Unemployed
from Russia and Germany will Join
Britons in their parade here this
New Year Day. it was admitted in
Downing street tonight.
The demonstrators and their lead
ers have no hope that they can ob
tain an interview with the prime
minister in London.
Sanity Test Decreed for Man Who
Floods Notables With Telegrams
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.?After
sending seventy-five telegrams to
Mayor Hylan, President Harding,
and various other Government of
ficials from the Hotel Theresa, Wil
liam Freudheim, thirty years old.
?fof 108 East One Hundred and Tenth
street, was taken to Bellevue Hos
pital tonight for observation.
Some of the telegrams conveyed
the season's greetings and others
were requests for a position.
Secretary Suggests Calling in
Financial Experts to Work
SAYS STATESMEN NO HELP
Reparations Muddle Too Great
for Them, He Avers, in
New Haven Speech.
By dalmwl Sfrvtw.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Deo. *29.
?Secretary of State Hushes in an
address before the American' His
torical Association of New Haven,
tonight suggested that the first
steps toward a settlement of the
reparations question be taken byi
the highest authorities in finance!
of the countries concerned who,
could act unprejudiced by politi-j
REFI-ECTS HARDING'S VIEWS.
Thi solution offered by ihese au
thorities. he said, would, of course, j
have to receive the approval of the
The Secretary ? suggestions *?re
regarded a* set* is forth authari- j
tatlvely the vie* .- and puriioses of j
President Harding's Administra
Dispatches from Washington, re-!
ceived during the day. mentioned ?
an official White House reference
to Mr. Hughes' address and the
President's letter to Senator Uodg<
as containing all that might be said
on the European situation at pres
ent. .Secretary Hughes' speech In
If statesmen cannot agree and
exigencies of public opinion make
their course difficult, then there
should be called to their aid those
who can point the way to a solu
Why should they not invite
men of the highest authority in
finance in their respective coun
tries?men of such prestige, ex
perience and honor that their
agreement upon the amount to be
paid, and upon a financial plan
for working out the payments,
would be accepted throughout th.
world as the most authoritative
Governments need not bind them*
selves In advance to accept the
recommendations, but they can at
least make possible such an in
quiry with their approval and
free the men who may represent
their country in such a commis
sion from any responsibility to
foreign offices and from any duty
to obey political instructions. 1
have no doubt that distinguished
Americans would be willing to
serve in such a commission.
If governments saw fit to re
ject the recommendation upon
which such a body agreed, they
would be free to do so. but they
would have the advantage of im
partial advice and* of an enlight
ened public opinion. Peoples
would be informed, the question
would be rescued from assertion
and counter-assertion, and the
problem would be put on its way
The economic conditions in
Europe give us the greatest cop
cern. They have long received
the earnest consideration of the
Administration. We are deeply
(Continued on Page J. Column 1.1
Colloquy In Senate
Reveals U. S. Sent
'Feelers' to Europe
By Uahcml Berrtoe.
rB Administration 'i plans for discussion of the
economic situation in Europe are disclosed in
the following record of the colloquy between
Senator Borah and Senators Watson, Lodge and Mc
Cormick, representing the Administration, which prompt
ed Borah to withdraw his proposal for an economic
WATSON?This amendment does embarrass the Chief
Executive. I will go so far as to say things have been
done looking to a conference in the future. But the
President does not propose to be goaded into calling a
conference for armaments. Personally, I am in favor of
such a conference, but I want its limits well defined.
BORAH?The Senator has suggested that I withdraw
WATSON?No, I have not suggested it, but I would
welcome such action.
BORAH?Upon assurances from the Senator that
negotiations have been entered into, I will withdraw my
WATSON?No, I will not say negotiations; I meant
BORAH?Well, then, "feelers," or "conversations"?
"conversations" across the waters. Do you mean
"frelers" looking toward consideration of ?ooraato
.VWtffeaaf .. .Si, -
WATSON?Yes, I mean "feelers" leading to a dis
cussion of those questions or some sort of a conference.
BORAH?A conference that has for its object adjust
ment of the situation in Europe?
WATSON?Aiding in the adjustment of the situation.
BORAH?Upon the statement that these "feelers" have
been put out, and that if I press this amendment it will
be embarrassing to the steps already taken, I will with
WATSON?I am not here to say that the President
has started out to call a conference, but I am here to
say "feelers" have been put out. I don't know how
far they have gone.
M'CORBQCK?Has it not been a matter of public dis
cussion in the newspapers for three or four months that
a conference at Brussels is to be called if a basis of
settlement can be reached? What other reason could
there be for calling Colonel Harvey home?
BORAH?Does the Senator understand that the United
States will call the conference at Brussels and what
steps, if any, have been taken toward that end?
M'CORMICK?If the Senator will permit a very humble
person to answer, I will say that I know steps have been
taken to the end that a conference may sit in Brussels
to consider the economic situation. ?
BORAH?And we are to be a part of the conference?
Does the Senator know that our Government has been
in on these conversations?
LODGE?I may say that through the usual channels,
Ambassadors and Ministers, the United States has been
endeavoring to see whether it could be helpful in settling
European conditions, to see what this Government could
do, if anything.
BORAH?Does the Senator thing the adoption of my
amendment would be embarrassing to the President in
LODGE?I think it would be harmful, yes.
BORAH?Does the Senator think the adoption of my
of the Foreign Relations Committee, I am willing to
Erin Averts Rail Strike i Jane Addams Says Men
By Seizing Companies Have "Messed Up" World
LONDON, Dec. 29.?It is reported j LONDON. Dec. 29 ?Jane Addams.
that the Irish Free State Govern- of Chicago, told newspaper men to
ment has averted a threatened rail day "men have made a mess of
way strike by taking over thej the world."
companies which planned to re- She also attacked the United
duce wages. The companies claimed 8tates for increasing the tariff, for
they could not continue the present j petting up barriers against im
wage scale and still pay dividends, i migration, and for falling to remit
The Free State, it is understood, the war debts due her.
will not guarantee dividends, at i She may go to the conference
least for the present. I of premiers at Paris next week.
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Senator Yields When Internet
Scheme Would Embarrass
President's Present Moves
PARLEY HERE IS OPPOSED
Harding Hopes Europe Cats
Meeting to Which tt. S. Wodd
Send "Listen-In Observer
By JAMES R. VOTOSE
The proposal made by Sena
tor Borah for an economic
conference aa a step toward
American iatarvantaoa a tk
ungled financial alain of Eu
rope came to an inploriooa ead
in the Senate yesterday.
Senator Borah abandoned his
plan when confronted by authori
tative declarations by Adminis
tration Senators that discussion of
an economic conference is seriovs
ly embarrassing efforts bjr Presi
dent Hsrdinr to protect Amerioan
autonomy in the adjustment of
Europe's economic problems.
YIELDS TO PROTESTS.
Withdrawal of his amendment
which wsj? foredoomed to defeat if
[it had ever come to a rote, was
made after several hours of stir
ring debate in which Senators John
?on. of California. Moaea. of New
| Hampshire, and Watson, of In
diana. assailed the proposed con
ference in vigorous fashion, and
Borah had spoken at considerable
lenirth In support of It.
In the face of protests by Wat
son. Lod|e snd McCormlck to tha
i effect that Borah's proposal was
I not only unacceptable to the Ad
ministration. but waa affording a
real embarrassment to undertak
ings now bring made ta settle
America's Interests In the European
situation. Borah accepted the al
ternative of withdrawal rather than
witness ttye complete rejertion of
his plan by vote of the Senate
HEM) IN ABEYANCE.
Borah announced that he will
not offer his reaolution as an amend
ment to the naval bill, as hs had
planned but will hold It In abey
ance. If ths Administration's plans
do not mature in the manner
vouchsafed for them by spokes
men in the Senate. Borah aaid. he
may offer It aaaln aa an amend
ment to some other meaaure.
While the announcement mads by
Wataon. Lodge and IfcCormlck rel
ative to the President's plans con
tained nothing that waa not hint ad
at In earlier stages of ths debate,
some additional Information as to
just whst tha Whits House and
Stste Department are planning waa
disclosed. It was revealed by Sen
ator Watson that "fsalsrs" have
been put out by the Administration
to nations of Europe looking to an
adjustment of economic problems
sffectlng American Interests.
It was emphatically denied, how
ever, that the President's plans
David Lloyd George
WRITING FOR THE
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discusses the most important events and criscs in Europe. In
next Sunday's cable the former Prime Minister of England dis- Tmmiiiii
cusses the outlook for peace in Europe, scores France's policies* Times-Herald
and praises American statesmanship in 1922. Read it in ?^====?-?