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WILSON PREPAREDNESS PLAN
MEETS STRONG OPPOSITION
Washington, Jan. 6. Unless ma
terially modified. President Wilson's
preparedness plan is beaten. This iB
the opinion, authoritatively learned
today, of the administration itself.
Defection of Senator Kern, senate
Democratic leader, from the forces
working for the great army and
navy program outlined by the presi
dent in his message to congress was
the final proof to the White House
that its plans will not carry. Kern's
decision that he cannot support the
program became known today. That
the people of Indiana are opposed is
Kern's chief reason, it is said.
This leaves the preparedness pro
gram unsupported by the leaders in
both houses. Kitchin, house majority
leader, has held off from the first,
but Kern, warm Wilson admirer, has
been expected to lead the adminis
tration's senate fight
The wave of sentiment for a great
preparedness program, which a few
weeks ago was sweeping the coun
try, has reached its crest, some ad
ministration leaders think. Today
President Wilson is receiving many
discouraging reports. The opposition
centers upon Sec'y Garrison's army
plan. The people "back home" don't
like it, many congressmen report.
Washington. Sen. Phelan of Cal
ifornia introduced bill calling fof
$10,000,'000 naval academy on San
Laredo, Tex. Twelve carloads of
steel billets passed through here en
route from Monterey, Mex., to Italy,
via New York and London.
Ada, Okla. "Night riders" made
attempt on life of A. L. Bullock,
county attorney, as he was sitting in
his study. Heavy charge of buckshot
barely missed him.
Pittsburgh. Secret service men
vigorously searching tor J. W. Hew
itt and J. T. Lee, supposed to be Ger-
7 man agents and alleged to be con
nected with munition plots in this
ENDS ILLICIT ROMANCE WITH
New York, Jan. 6 Mrs. Catharine
Walsh, 27, the wife of James Walsh,
wealthy resident of Atlantic City,
N. J., closed her romance with Wil
liam A. Beggs, a chauffeur, when she
shot and killed him in their quarters
in a dingy New York rooming house
and ended her own life with a bullet
The bodies were found 24 hours after
the dreary tragedy.
It took Beggs only a few months to
tire of her, Mrs. Walsh told her only
confidant, after she deserted her hus
band. Mrs. Walsh left a number of
letters telling of her intentions', one
of them to her husband, but there
was no word for her two children
who passed out of her life when
Beggs came in.
Jasper Tucker Darling, patriotic
instructor, G. A. R., will speak at the
Northwest Side Comercial ass'n
luncheon, 12:30 p. m., Thursday, at
Gersten's restaurant, Ashland av.
and Division. Subject: "Our Pa
Tenth Ward Civil league to meet
Tjhursday, 8 p. m., 422 S. Hoyne av.
Speakers, Lieut Gov. Barratt O'Hara,
Clayton P. Smith, warden County
hospital, and Dr. J. D. Robertson,
Modernist Sunday Morning club,
Sunday morning, Constellation Tern-'
pie, Byron and Robey. W. F. McGee
will lecture, "Origin of the Worship
of the Sacred Heart"
"Is Increase of Defectives a Men
ace?" discussion by Dr. Harry J. Hai
selden, Society of Anthropology,
Sunday, 2:30 p. m., Corinthian hall,
Movie Operators' union of the Int
Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
Local 157, will hold a dance, Jan. 19,
in Illinois hall, Ogden and Madison.