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BEWARE OF OLIVES' F&ERS '"cftL same E Determined to See That Those Who Fill Public Offices Will Lend Sup port to the Agriculturist DEADLY RELISH SHIPPED INTO MIDDLE WEST STATES. WILSON DENIES BARBAIN MADE WITH ENGLAND. s mm ALL HOUSEWIVES ARE EARNED Federal and State Agents Making Ef fort to Destroy Fruit Wahoo, Web., Gets Shipment. Chicago, III. Frantic efforts are be ing Jimilo by federal anil state food In spectors In f2 towns of eight states 1o locate and destroy dozens of bottles of ripe olives containing tlie deadly bacillus botulliltis, as a result, of detu rloratlon. A single cane of olive poisoning at Kallspoll, Mont., which led to discov ery of the danger, la the only one rc ported so far. Federal chemists who uncovered the wide-spread distribution of the poisoned fruit are bending every effort to reach and confiscate the bot tles and a warning has been sent broadcast advising housewives to re turn unopened all containers holding (inspected brands. The olives, packed In 1018 by a California company, were sold to the retail trade through Sprague-Wnrner & Co., local wholesale grocery house. MaJ. A. A. Spraguo, head of the firm nnd federal fair price commissioner for Illinois, has furnished a record of all sales to federal authorities and has Instructed his salesmen to call on every customer and take tip the olive. Five dozen bottles of the poisoned fruit have been distributed to dealers In 17 Illinois towns. It Is not known ! how many are In other states. Brands Involved are "Gatavla," "Ferndell" and "Rbvhlenu." Only rlpo olives, stuffed with pimentos and sold In bottles, arc affected, and no blumo Is attached to packer, wholesaler or retailer. The bottles contain six ouilces not, and are of the No. JO size, according to the labels. Towns olives are known to hnvo been distributed and the number of bottles in each, aro: Nebraska: Itlchleau brand, Wa hoo, 12. Kansas: Itlchleau brand, Pittsburg, 24 ; Holton, 12 ; Wichita, 24. Iowa: Itlchleau brand, Des Moines, 32; Boone, 0; Odebolt, 0; Sioux City, 22. Ferndell brand,, Des Moines, 30; Slfiux City, 30; Mai5engo, 8; Knrlhnm, fi; Waterloo, 12. Batavla brand, At lantic, 0; Ida drove, 4; Denlson, 0. Montana : Itlchleau brand. Dillon 24. Ilatavln brrtnd, Kallspoll, 12. "REVOLT" IN MICHIGAN. Prohibition Agent Held Up. County Defies Federal Authority. Chicago, III, A "rebellion against prohibition" has broken out In Iron county, Mich., and the county, led by Its prosecuting attorney, Is In "open revolt" against federal nuthorlty, ac cording to Major A. L. Dnlrymplo, fed eral prohibition director for the con Iral states, who has appealed to Attor ney General Palmer, to order warrants Issued for the arrest of the prosecutor, two deputy sheriffs, two police of ficers and three others residents of Iron River, a mining village. Prohibi tion agents leading a party of Michi gan state constables, wore held up February 10 by Iron county officials mid wine they had confiscated was taken from them, It Is said. The seat of the "rebellion against prohibition" Is situated In the upper peninsula of Michigan on the Wisconsin tinnier. GOVERNOR CHIMES IN. Nebraska Executive Wants No Liquor Permits Issued In the State. Lincoln, Neb. Governor McKelvle has taken a band In the fight to pro rent .1. II, Ilanley of Omaha, director of federal prohibition In Nebraska, from Issuing liquor penults to Nebras ka druggists and physicians. Tho governor wrote J. II. Itoper, commissioner of Internal revenue at Washington, D. C asking hlin to co operate with Nebraska, In that the Ne braska law shall take precedence In this laatter, and these proposed licenses to drug stores will not bo permitted to Issue." United States District Attorney T. S. Allen of Lincoln has ruled that tlie.se penults could not ho Issued under fed eral law In states where dry regula tion Is more strict under state than under federal law. Holland Is Undecided. The Hague. Before answering tho last r.llled note relatlvo to tho extradi tion of former Kmperor WUhelm, tho Dutch government Is expected to as sure Itself that the erstwhile monarch Is willing to settle down for life at Doom and not disturb tho world's peace. While, on answering tho orlg Inal demand for extradition, tho Dutch government acted without consulting Count Hohenzollem In any way, n dif ferent course may bo pursued In tho present Instance. After Draft Dodgers. Washington. D. C. A round up of willful draft deserters Is to bo started at once, according to the war depart ment. There aro 173.0U listed as draft deserters. They will bo prose cuted vigorously, It Is said. charne Youna Ford Protected. Washington, D. C In a speech In iim xennto Senator Sherman asserted Bdsel Ford, son of the automobile miiniifncturer. was protected from the draft by an executive ofllclal In the White House. Washington, D. C With the ap pointment of a committee of seven prominent farm organization leaders to "draw up a platform," the Ameri can farmer, through the National Hoard of Farm Organizations, served notice on present and prospective presidential candidates that he Is de termined to participate In the coming campaign. Tho platform will comprise ques tions designed to bring out unmistak ably the attitude of each candidate upon matters which agriculturists consider of paramount Importance, "The committee, If I understand the temper of organized agriculture," Chairman Barrett said, "will demand a most comprehensive and unmlstnk nhle statement of the position of each randldate on questions especally relat ing to agriculture. The farmers will not submit to camouflage; inorover, the coirnnlttee will try to determine before submitting Its findings to the tanners, Just -what ability a candidate may have to carry out his pre-election promises. We must get behind n strong, faithful, long-vlsloned man. None other -will -suit." The conference approved the Cap- per-llersman bill restoring to farmers the right of collective buying and sell ing; expressed confidence In tho Fed eral Trade commission In connection with tho Imminent Investigation of that body and petitioned congress to amend tho farm loan act to Incrense tho maximum loan from $10,000 to 25,000. AIRCRAFT REPORT. Investigators Differ As to Great Waste. Charge Facts Sacrificed. Washington, D. C. Reports of tho long continued Investigation of air craft production wore presented Mon day in the house from tho special com- mlttco Inquiring into war expenditures. Representatives Frcnr and McGco, republicans on tho subcommittee which conducted the Investigation, harncterlzcd the aviation program In their report as n "riot of waste," and Representative Lea, democrat, declared In his report that tho republican mem bers had sacrificed facts for sensa tionalism In an effort to discredit tho government. Both reports contain thousands of words. They differ entirely In tho record of achievement In shipping American airplanes abroad nnd In tho performance of tho aircraft production generally. AGED SUFFRAGISTS HONORED. Women at Chicago Convention Pay Tribute to Champions of Rights. Chicago, 111. Tho League of Women Voters, successor to the national suf frage body, paid tribute to more than 100 women who have done important work for suffrage during tho suffragist convention here. Among theso were tho "pioneers," n procession of gray haired women who have been In the suffrage light slnco 1880. Carrie Chap man Catt received a largo sapphire pin In recognition of her share of tho work. L'ho delegates all cheered when Jauo Addams was called forward to receive her certificate for service In the suffrage cause. Mary Oarrott Hay and Mrs. George Bass, leaders in the national women's divisions of tho re publican and tho democratic parties, received certificates. Date Set for Cole's Execution. Lincoln, Neb. Governor McKelvle reprieved to March 10 Alson B. Cole, under sentence to bo electrocuted, to gether with Allen V. Grauuner, for murder. Graminer, by a federal court ruling, Is automatically granted a stay until his caso can be heard. Recalls Washington Time. Washington, D. O. The "rebellion against prohibition" In Iron county, Mich., Is probably the first of Its kind In this country hearing a resemblance to the historic "whisky rebellion" of President Washington's first term, when bands of farmers In western Pennsylvania took arms to resist the excise taxes designed by Alexander Hamilton for tho support of the new government. Tho taxes which wen a novelty In government finance remain ed, however, a part of the American fiscal system. Comment on Wilson Affairs. Berlin. Newspapers hero are glv lug unusual prominence to dispatches from the United States bearing on the Wilson-Lansing episode and nlso tho attitude of President Wilson on tho Adriatic question. What Uttlo edlto rial comment there Is attempts to es tabllsb tho fact that thero Is an "In surrectlon against Mr. Wilson at home and abroad." This Is based on reports that American newspapers aro taking the part of Secretary Lansing. Hot Fight on Military Bill Expected. Washington, D. O.- Universal mili tary training as a part of the future military policy of tho United States was approved In principle by the house military committee, which do elded by two votes that the nrmy re organization hill should make provl son for such a plan, effective July 1 1022. Tho close committee vote of 11 to 0 was regarded as Indicative of the bitter fight to he made in thu house when the reorganization metis tires comtm up In that body. 1 United States troops guarding the second highest bridge In America, that on the Southern rncmc rail road over the Pecos river In Texas. 2 Wendell Phillips, third secretary of state, who has been named as minister to tho Netherlands. 3 Marshal Foch laying the corner stone of the memorial to the Dover patrol ut Calais. , NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS 'resident Wilson Blocks Plan of the Premiers to Settle the Adriatic Problem. HIS PROTEST IS EFFECTIVE Threatens Withdrawal of America From Peace Treaty Decision Is Reached Concerning Turkey Compromise Railway Bill Before Congress Sale of Former German Liners Is Enjoined. By EDWARD W. P1CKARD. Tho Adrlntlc In cenernl and Flume In particular provided the mnln topic of International discussion last week and there was much excited talk In the world cnpltals. Premiers Lloyd George, Mllleraod and NIttI thought they bad arranged a neat settlement of the Adriatic trouble and bad called on Jugo-Slavla to accept It, with the al ternative of having the nrlnelnles of the pact of London applied. But they were reckoning without President Wil son, pronaniy necauso he seemed to bavo withdrawn himself to a great ex tent from tho discussions over the sub ject. As soon as he learned what the "Big Three" hnd done, Mr. Wilson projected himself Into the affair with a note that tipped over their apple cart and brought them to a realization that ho was still to be considered. He declared that ho cauld not consent to tho solution reached by the wonders nnd called attention to tho discrepan cies between It and the settlement of the problem agreed upon In December nt the London conference, In which tho United States wns represented. Then ho added a postscript that was tho real stinger. Desplto denials In Wash ington. It Is quite certa n that In this postscript Air. Wilson told the pre miers that unless they receded from tnelr position he would take Into seri ous consideration tho withdrawal of !tho United States from tho treaty of Versailles and from the treaty be tween the United States and France. Of course a consldeniblo nortlon of tho press In tho allied countries was enraged by this note nnd roundly abused Mr. Wilson, but the statesmen and others well Informed recognized tho soundness of his position and tho fact that tho withdrawal of America from further concern In the pence set tlement would be disastrous. The al lied council sent n reply to Washing ton which, whllo It urced the dlfllcnltv of Inducing the rival Interests to con sent to tlio December solution, was ex ceedingly conciliatory In tone nnd asked tho president, to Indicate what practical steps can bo taken to carry out the earlier agreement, under which Flume was to bo created Into a free state under the League of Nations and tho principle of self-determination was to be applied to the Dalmatian coast. Tho situation Is extremely delicate and thoro aro not a few who predict that tho outcomo will be nnotber wnr. with Italy and Jugo-Slavla as the contend ers. i-rom tno tiegtnuing Mr. Wilson has Insisted that Jugo-Slavla should not bo shut off from the sen by Italian territory, and In this country, at least, this contention Is cenerallv sunnnrtml. Thoro Is no unfriendliness toward Italy, but a feeling that she has al ready enough seaports; and tho sym pathy with tho now republic of the Serbs, Croats nnd Slovenes Is marked. Tho American government wished to make public tho notes exchanged In this affair, and took stops to obtain tho consent of Great Britain, Franco and Italy. This Is In accord with the nrln- clplo of "open covenants openly ur- nveu at" which .Mr. Wilson vainly tried to make effective when be went to Paris tho first time. It Is known that the president holds that America, as a co-bell Igereat In tho war, Is actively Interested In tho set tlcmcnt of the Adriatic dispute, despite tho fact that It has not rut I tied tho peaco treaty. Also, he holds that wo are equally Interested In the questions concerning the breaking up of tho Turkish empire. Consequently ho mny have something to say about the agree ments reached by the supreme council last week that tho sultan shall be per mitted to retain Constantinople and to reside there, provided the massacres of Armenians are discontinued; and that the Dardanelles nnd the Bosphor us shall be Internationalized. It Is tiot known, however, that he opposes theso arrangements. It Is said that In the future all sessions of the supreme council will be attended by an Ameri can representative, who will keep Washington Informed of developments. The allies so far yielded to the pro testations of the Germans against the surrender of war criminals as to tell Berlin that the accused might be first tried before the German supreme court hi Lelpslc. But the nllles reserve the right to reject the results of such trials If they believe there Is any nils- carriage of Justice and in such cases to enforce tho terms of the treaty and themselves try the offenders. It Is stipulated, also, that the verdicts nt previous trials of German war crimi nals must he annulled and the cases remanded for retrial. This would re-, open tho Fryatt case, In which the verdict wns that the murder of the British merchant ship captain was not a violation of International law. The conservatives In Germany declare this offer of tho entente Is quite unaccept able. It Is Inconceivable to tho Ger mans that they could put on trial their national heroes. Tho government of the Netherlands was put In a rather uncomfdrtable po sition by the relterntlon of the demand for the extradition of tho former kaiser, and though It prepared a reply repeating Its refusal, thero was much discussion of plnns for the Internment of the fugitive In some Dutch posses sion far from Europe. The place most favored seemed to be Curacao, an Is land In the Caribbean sea north of Venezuela. If Wllhehn Intends to do any. plotting In his retirement ho would find n congenial atmosphere In Curacao, for It has long been the ref uge of would-be revolutionists from the Latin-American republics. It may be, however, that Holland will merely Intern the ex-kalser In his new house at Doom, keeping him under strict military guard. Germany Is having so much trouble with revolutionists and labor agitators that the entente has extended the tlmo limit for the reduction of her army to 100.000. Minister of Defense Nosko has Issued an order applying to Berlin and Brandenburg province threatening imprisonment or heavy fine for Incit ing strikes that affect food production. In tho Saar region, which Is occupied by tho French troops, fresh disturb ances resulted In the proclamation of martial law. If soviet wireless dispatches from Moscow nro to be believed and In this Instance they probably arc the revo lutionists nro In full control of Vladi vostok and most of eastern Siberia nnd nro putting Into effect a program which Is In favor of union with soviet Russia. In southern Russia tho volun teer army Is reported to bo ravaged by typhus and falling back In disorder to the Sea of Azov before the red troops. The bolshevlkl aro said to have proclaimed a soviet republic in tho part of the Ukraine they occupy and the formation of an "eternal brotherly union" with soviet Russia. Petrovsky Is president of the new state. Sevastopol, the great port of tho Crimen. Is panic-stricken fenrlng tho fate of Odessa. Poland whllo still maintaining the barrier against the bolshevlkl Is tak ing steps toward a general peace be tween tho allies and the Moscow gov ernment, and In this It probably has tho support of the nations of western Europe. Tho negotiations will be taken up deliberately and the results submit ted to the peace conference In Paris. In Roumanln, where royalists and radicals are straggling for control, the conditions are not promlstng. The radicals are In secret accord with tho Russian bolshevlsts, who already are creeping across the border, and the re cent mobilization of tho Koumnnlnn army has not checked the peril. Tho monarchists of Hungary, who are nu merous, would like to help those of Roumanln, but cannot do so for fear of the bolshevlsts In their own land nnd also because of tho national hatred of the Roumanians engendered by theh looting of Hungnry. Somewhat disheartened by the Inter national complications, the treaty com promisers in Washington attempted little last week and made less prog ress. But congress entered on nnothei struggle that promised to bo lively. This wns brought on by the submis sion to both houses of the conference report of tho railway reorganization bill. It came up In the house Satur day and a long and heated debate en sued. The measure "wns scheduled for consideration In the senate on Tuesday If the house should not reject It. Opposition to the hill wns led by tht ofllclnls of the Federation of Labor and of the railway brotherhoods. They were against the whole measure In the llrst place because they favor govern ment ownership nnd operation; ana specifically they object to tho section providing for compulsory Investlgntlor of wage disputes and decisions by n la bor tribunal, which, while not bind Ing. are likely to have the support ot public opinion nnd to that extent will deprive strikes of public sympathy They nlso object to the financial pro visions which labor views ns a vallda tlon of water stock nnd guarantee ol abnormal profits. Representatives of railway Investors said they were satis fled with tho financial provisions. Something of a jolt wns admlnis tercd to the war department by the re port of tho subcommittee of the house which hnd been Investigating nlrcrnft production nnd expenditures; hut tht department has had so many such Jolts that It probably has become cal lous. The report finds that thero wnf "woeful extravagance, total Incompe tency, utter failure and n wild riot ol waste." Secretary Baker, Colonel Dlsque, who supervised spruce produc tion, and Director Ryan are severelj criticized. The subcommittee strongly recommends flip creation of a separate air service. Virtually all of the facts of tho collapse of aircraft production during the wnr have been known to the public for a long time. They do not make pleasant reading nnd the American people would Uko to forget them, since It seems Impossible to pun ish those to hlnmo; but they make fine campaign ammunition. Disregarding the many nnd loud pro tests, the United States shipping board tried to pull off Its proposed auction sale of 30 former Germnn pnssengei liners. Bids were received for single vessels and for groups, but all of thou were so low that they were rejected Then n temporary Injunction against tho sale was granted by Associate Jus tlco Bailey of the district suprcnu court In Washington. lie said tht statutes did not show an intention on the part of congress to place In tin president or the shipping board tht power to sell the ships. The board has asked congress for authority tt offer tho vessels for sale again. Vict Chairman Stevens Is tho only member of the board opposed to the sale. Ht says their true valuation has never been worked out and that they arc worth .$75,000,000, whereas less than half that amount wns bid. Chntrmnn Payne and tho other members thought the ships should be sold to relieve the government of the expense of recondi tioning them and nlso because tho fu ture market for ships Is uncertnln Senator Pomereno of Ohio has with drawn from tho race for the Democrat ic nomination for president, alleging important business In the senate and the Impossibility of his obtaining n solid Ohio delegation. He never hnd much chnnce, anyhow. Mr. McAdoo has declared that ho Is not a candi date, hut admits that If nomlnnted ht would be proud to accept. In many Indiana cities petitions aro In circula tion to have the name of Vice Presi dent Marshall placed on tho Democrat ic presidential, preference ballot. This Is dono without tho knowledgo and consent of Mr. Marshall who said he would not seek tho nomination. On the Republican side about tho only Im portant development was tho decision of the Lowden managers to keep out of the North Dakota primaries. This w at tho request of the Republicans of tho state, who fear that a party con tost would help their enomlos of the Nonpartisan League. Senator Johnson probably will follow Lowdon's exam ple, and General Wood may do the same. . REVEALS UNPUBLISHED PACT ' Plan Would Have Credited Germany With Tonnage Over America's Losses. May Defer Sale. Washington, D. C President Wilson flatly dented In n formal communica tion to the sennto that ho had any agreement or understanding with British officials regarding disposition of the fleet of former Gorman liners around which, since they were offered for sale by the shipping board, has raged a controversy Into which con gress, courts and government agencies hnvo been drnwn. "There Is not, nor has there been, any agreement, or understanding be tween the president of tho United States nnd officials of Great Britain' concerning the sale of the ex-German vessels In possession of the United States." Mr. Wilson said, responding specifically to a resolution by Senator Brnndngce, republican, Connecticut, adopted by tho senate, "nor Is there any agreement or understanding with respect to what disposition shall bo made of theso ships by tho United States. "I believe tho nbovo Information, fully answers the sennto Inquiry." At tho same time, however, nnd "In order that tho senate may be In pos session of all the Information there .8 ! In any way relating to tho vessels In question, - me president tniiiiiiiuuu u copy of n hitherto unpublished tenta tive agreement, reached In Paris that Germany eventually would be credited before the reparations commission, should congress npprovo, with nny surplus valuation of tho ships In ex cess of merchant tonnage losses of the United Stntes during the war. In no case would title to the ships them selves pass from tho United States, the agreement provided. Before the message . eached the sen ate, the commerce committee had de cided to decoinmend pnssogo of n bill deferring sale of the ships until they shall have been refitted for commer cial service and congress shall have laid down a natlonnl shipping policy. TERROR OF BOLSHEVISM. Women Prefer Death Rather Than Submit to "Red" Rule. Constantinople. The population at Sebastopol, Russia's great seaport In tho Crimen, has become so panic stricken over the bolshevik menace that there Is danger of n repetition of the events which took place nt Odessn when the reds captured that city recently, nccordlng to the reports of belnted refugees arriving In Constan tinople. It Is asserted by the refugees that when tho foreign warships left Odessa many women drowned themselves and officers committed suicide. The refugees, In telling of tho last hours spent In Odessa, say that the crews of ships were compelled to turn machine guns on the crowds to prevent them from overloading nnd sinking re fugee vessels which were about to sail. Condemn Bonus Plan. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Protest against the recent demand of the na tional executive committee of the American Legion for action by con gress giving each former service man and woman additional compensation to the amount of $."0 for each month spent in military service was made here by Horace C. Ilagan, state com mander, on behalf of tho Oklahoma legion to Franklin D, Oiler, national coinmnnder. The Oklahomn commander urged that, the American Legion continue to follow the course of ''putting some thing Into the government rather than adopt the policy or striking to get something out of It." Celebrate May Day. Now York. Announcement of plans for a nation-wide demonstration by parades and municipal celebrations on Mny 1, to make tho day "American day," In opposition to tho usunl "May day" demonstrations of radical or ganizations, wns mndo hero at head quarters of tho National Security league. Officers of the league will de velop tho plan through the co-operation of state and city officials. Thirty-Second State to Ratify. Santa Fe, N. M. The New Mexico legislature ratified the federal woman suffrage nmondmonr. Now Mexico- Is. the thirty-second stnte to ratify. Submits Daylight Proposal. Washington. A daylight saving blip was Introduced In the house last wool: by Rcprescututnvo O'Connell, demo crat, New York. It would put tho clock's ahead an hour on the last Sun day In March and turn them buck an. hour the hist Sunday In October. Predict German. Bolshevlkl Peace. London. A diplomatic dispatch' from Berlin states that "undoubtedly' the forthcoming negotiations regarding prisoners between Germany and soviet Russia will develop Into peace negotia tions. North Pole Explorer Dead. Washington, D. C Rear , Admiral Robert E. Peary, retired, discoverer of tho north pole, died at his home here after u two years' Illness of per nicious nnemla, during which :ir blood transfusions hud been of no avail. r