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POPULATION 29,683 ' tVlCH CONN., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1920 y '. - : 12 PAGES 8 COLS. PRICE TWO CENTS. VOL LXII-NO. 262 HAL AGREEWi ADVOCATES ARE FOR HARDIN 'Xlilra Root, Herbert Hoover, George W. Wickersham, Hen ry L. Stimson, A. Lawrence Lowell, Henry W. Taft and Charles E. Hughes Among 31 Prominent Men Who Have Signed a Statement Pledging Support of Republi can Presidential Nominee Harding Are Agreed That No Alliance Should Be Entered Into That Would Bind the United States as Would Article Ten of the Covenant of the League Proposed by President Wilson. New York, Oct.. 14 A statement wan Uaued here tonight by 91 prominent n a ho have advocated some form of li.urnatwnal agreement announcing U.it they would support Senator Hard in, the republican nominee. tilihu P.oot. Herbert Hoover, George W WuVMam. Henry L. Stimson, A. 1-awrfnr Lowell, Henry W. Taft and 'liarlr K. Ittighea, were among- the urnera of the statement which follows in part : The undersigned, who desire that the United Ktatea shall do her full part In association with the other civilized na twn. to prevent war, have earnestly ri,rtered how we may contribute most effectively to that end, by our votes m the coming election. ' The Question between the candidates la whether we shall Join under an agree ment containing the exact provision ne gnttated by president Wilson at Paris, r-r under an arreement which omits or modifies some of those provisions which ire very objectionable to great numbers f the American people. Af'er declaring that the democratic platform and candidate stand unquali fiedly for the agreement negotiated at Paris without substantive modification, while the republican platform "stands for agreement among the nations to pre-,-rre the peace of the world," the state ment continues: "Mr. Harding said In his speech of 'Anrust 28th: " There are distinctly two types of lntemat.ona! relationship. One is an of fensive and defensive alliance of great powers. The other type is a society of free nations, or an association of free nations, or a league of free nations ani mated by consideration of right and jus tice Instead of might and self Interest, and not merely proclaimed an agency in pursuit of peace, but so organised and 99 participated in as to make the act ual attainment of peace a reasonable possibility. Such an association I fa vor with all my heart, and I would make no fine distinction as to whom credit is due.' "Mr. Harding has since repeatedly re affirmed the declarations of his speech. In the moet positive terms. The question accordingly is tint bj inn a learue aad no league, tftit is whether certain provisions in the pro posed learue agreement shall be accept ed unchanged or shall be changed. "If the proposed changes In the Paris agreement were captious or without sub stantial grounds, one might question the sincerity of their advocates. This, how ever. Is not the case. 1 "The principal change proposed con cerns Article Ten of the league cove nant as negotiated at Taris. Mr. Wil son declares this to he "the "heart of the league' and the chief controversy is atwit this. "Article Ten provides an obligation of the most vital Importance and It certain ly binds every nation entering into it to go to war whenever war may be neces sary to preserve the territorial integrity or political Independence of any cham ber of the league against external ag ression. I "It Is Idle to say that congress has power to refus, to authorise such a war, for whenever the treaty calls for war a refusal by congress to pass the neces sary reeo.ntion would be a refusal by our government to keep the obligation s fthe treaty. The . alternative would be war or a breach of the solemnly p!e!rd faith of the United States. "We cannot regard such a provision as necessary or useful for a league to preerre peace. "We have reached the conclusion that the true course to bring America Into an effective league to preserve peace Is not by insisting with Mr. Cox upon the BTrsnre of such a provision as Arti rte Ten thus prolonging the unfortunate situation created by Mr. Wilson's Insist ence upon that article; but by frankly calling upon the other nations to agree to changes In the proposed agreement whWh will obviate this vital objection and ether objections less the subject of dispute. Tor this course we can look only to the republican party and Its candidates; th democratic party and Mr. Cox are bound not to follow It. The republican party Is bound by every consideration of rwl faith to pursue such a course nnltl the declared object is attained. The conditions of Europe make It es sential that the stabilizing effect, of the treaty already made between the Euro Pan powers shall not be lost by them and that the necessary changes be made by changing the terms' of that treaty rather than by beginning entirely anew. "That course Mr. Harding Is willing to follow for he said in his speech of Asrust :ith: " 1 would take and combine all that la good and excise til that Is bad from bo'h organizations' (the court and the league). "Vie therefore believe that we can Host effectively advance the cause of pternational cooperation to promote rieeae by supporting Mr. Harding for exertion to the presidency" The statement bore the following slg- natures: l.yman Abbott; Robert S. Urookinga, president Washington Uni versity. St. Louis: Nicholas Murray But-' ler ; Paul D. Cravath ; Charles W. Dab Bey. University of Cincinnati; William II. P. Kaunce, president, Erown Unlver- ty .Frank J. Goodnow, president of Johns-Hopkins University ; Warren Gre gory, San Francisco; John Grier Hibben, Herbert Hoover: Charles Evans Hughes, Alexander . C Humphries, president Ste vens Institute of Technology; Ernest M. Hopkins, president, Dartmouth College ; William Lawrence, bishop of Massachu setts; Samuel McCune Lindsay Colum bia University ; A. Lawrence Lowell ; John Henry MacCracken ; Samuel Ma- . ther ; Cleveland, Ohio ; George A. Plimp ton. Amherst College ; Henry 8. Prlt eheet. president, Carnegie ' Foundation For Advancement of Teaching; Charles A. F.iehmond. president. Union College, fu-henectady, JT. T. ; Elihu Root ; Jacob Gould Shurman ; Henry I Stimson : Os car . Btrans; Henry W. Taft; Isaac M. Unman. New Haven, league to en fore peace: William Allen White George w. Wickersham; W. W. Wil Vmghby. Johns-Hopkins University, and JUy Lyman wircur, president Leland itaaford Cnfreralty. HARDING PICKS FLAWS IN DEMOCRATIC .ADMINISTRATION CABLED PARAGRAPHS rJ ftm . MaeSwlney Weak. .WIHMIMWII s Wl WWW Are to Reorganize IOUlsville, Ky., Oct. 14. The adminis tration'B attitude 'toward foreign trade, the Wilson policy in Mexico, nad the league covenant written at Versailles were the special objectives' of Senator Harding's assaults on the democratic lines In his campaigning today and to night through the borderland of the "solid south." - Charging that "secset diplomacy" as practiced by democratic officials had Kept American business men irom learning of trade opportunities abroad, the republican presidential nominee declared' the state and commerce departments must be re organized to give more active aid in de veloping commerce with other nations. The president's Mexican policy he de nounced as having brought distrust-in Mexico and humiliation at home, and h advocated a program of amicable rela tions to insure protection of American in terests on Mexican soil .without interfer ing uiwJuly in the Internal affairs of tne Mexican republic. In his discussion of the league he reit erated that he wanted no council of for eign powers to. dictate American's part la the world and. reading Article X, tolcrH his audiences that as spokesman for the republican party he was "opposed to it." He added that in due time the nation would find a way safely and practically to organize the conscience, of the world for peace. The senator's arraignment of the demo cratic attitude toward foreign trade was the theme of a nighjt address i n the Louisville armory. Stigmatizing the state department as representins the "lowest possible ebb of government service" fn building foreign commerce, the candidate declared that "a complete new policy" was necessary if America was to take its place in Inter national trade. The diplomatic service, he said,' had been' "demoralized" by the appointment of men "some of whom had no other qualifications than that of being very large campaign contributors. The first task of the nation 'in' work ing for world peace, he said, was to "set its face toward an international associa tion," under which "each may be free to express and maintain its own nationalism but in which mutual commercial and trade problems may be worked out." He outlined again his. i;Ianto purine nation's foreign loans into negotiable form. The candidate's Mexican poliev first was outlined to a crowd of several thou sand.who surrounded his car at Somerset, Ky., and was repeated In several later speeches during the day. He declared democratic, campaign speakers .were say ing republican victory meant war with Mexico, but added that "this campaign scare will not drive America a second lime." Confidence and tranquility, he said, would result from the program he prnposed to Inaugurate. . Referring to Governor Cox's suggestion : f-nAnn ' Oct. -14. The bulletin - lssuo tonight by the Irish Self-Determma$ league says that Mayor Macswinejj very weak, but still conscious. . t SEW CLAUSE IN- CHINESE CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT New-Tork. Oct. 14 In preparing the Chinese, consortium agreement -for final signature, it was stated today mat tne delegates,- representing - the foremost banking interests or tne uniteu states, Great Britain,- France and Japan, have inserted a new clause defining the atti tude of the ce a artium itself ' towards China. .-..'.:- The precise language of the clause fol lows : . - "The said national groups are of the opinion that the Jnterests of the Chinese people tan in existing circumstances best be served by the co-operative action of tthe various banking groups representing the investment . interests of their re spective countries in procuring for the' Chinese ; government, the capital neces sary for a programme of economic re construction and improved, communica tions. With these objects In view the' re spective national groups are jirepered to participate on equal terms in such un dertakings as may be calculated to assist i China in the establishment or her great public utilities and to these ends to wel come the co-operation " -of Chinese capi tal.".. This statement by the consortium as to Its aims-In China was issued in -response to questions and criticisms that have been raised, here and in China. Its sponsors asserted that there has been an "errone ous idea deliberately fostered on the part of certain interests imimical to co-operative effort in ehina that the object of the consortium was' to foist some par ticular scheme of development upon Chi na and to impose loans upon her; thus obtaining some special position of advan tage and domination." " : Members of the consortium emphasiz ed the fact that the several . banking groups have undertaken its organization solely at the request of the four govern ments Involved. . Objects To Scrutinize Applications For Withdrawal of Liquors From Bonded Warehouses. Washington. Oct. 14 Reorganization of the prohibition enforcement bureau to .afford closer scrutiny of applications to withdraw liquors from .bonded ware houses was announced tonight by Com missioner Kramer. The change was made necessary, the' commissioner said,, by th increase in work involved. Two new divisions were created sup planting that which formerly examined applications, one will pass upon appUca-1 tions for the manufacture of alcoholic , products, determine all non-beverage uses of intoxicating liquors, fix the stand ards for manufactured articles contain ing 'alcohol and conduct trade investiga tions to determine whether articles per miteed to be manufactured are produced in. accordance with the law. The other division will have supervision of -the con struction and operation of industrial ' al cohol and denaturing plants. It is planned also that the division having charge of industrial alcohol will devote some tim to the development- of uses for denatured alcohol by Jatoora tory and research work. Its functions also include the analysis of many manu factured -artic'.es .which contain alcohol to determine whether they are comply ing with the regulations. ' ' "' to Being Made a Voter Litchfield Man Declines to Let Wife Use the Proof of His Naturalization.. Hartford, Conn., Oct 14. The board of registration in Litchfield had before it today a question arising out of tire objec tion of an elector to his wife being made a voter. "The man is a. naturalized citizen and his wife was required to bring proof that her husband had been naturalized. but The. man reCused to give the papers to his wife, his refusal being bas'ed on his objection to woman, suffrase. The board communicated with the attorney general's office and was Informed that the matter wis one for the board to determine. It the woman can prdve that her husband has been naturalized by other means than by the production of the naturalization certificate, she will be enrolled among the electors ot Litchfield. . ;r -BRIEF : TELEGRAMS Bctwn 15 d'30 Americana itUl are held" in Soviet KussiiL.. -I Iw Area taerndlary- erf tin were un der inquiry yesterday at Bridgeport. arxpenaes ef the rlr tor tons Olym iic team' were placed -at- $14,563. , ChlcAco coal dealers reported redac tions ot from $2 to $3 a ton in prices. HARDSHIPS DUE TO LAXITY OF VILSQN ADMIN1STRAT101 ': Gold' output ' ef the Rand Co.,- in Sep tember was 682473 -fine ounces in Aug ust. , .' WOITLD PRESKKTB INDITIDCAt OWSEKSHIP OF PHOPERII the HORSE COTKBKD SIXTY MILES IX EIGHT HOURS IT. AT CAUSES OF BREAK NIX PRICES - OF WHEAT AND COTTTON Rockhhl, . S. C, Oct 14 The United States has one of the best, banking sys tems in the world, and "under it I never expect to see another panic", George E. Roberts, vice president of The National City Bank of New York, declared here tonight in an aefdress before a gather.ng of business men in which he analyzeu the credit situation. Mr. Roberts said that the present situ ation is due to the "'aggregate demand for credit by all the industries - and all lines of business beyond the -ability of the banking -system to supply.'.' Such conditions, he. added, result from "the war." The restriction of credit is not responsible for the. decline of wheat and cotton, the Epeaker asserted. "The pov erty of the world, the low-buying pow er of Europe,, and the high .exchange rates, are the principal factors in the break in these, prices." McADOO FEARS ISOLATION . OF TlJE TJNITED STATES Cleveland, ( Oct . 14-b-A. republican, vic tory at the polls 'next month means re jection of the league of nations and the iso'ation of. the-United States. conscrip tion for raising, and -maintaining a large army and navy, - and . big Increase In taxes. William G. McAdoo, former secre tary of the treasflry, declared In an ad dress here tonight. : "Soeakinc in the interests of Cox and Roosevelt, ' demcrr'at(c . presidential and" vice presidential candidates. Mr. MaAdoo advocated this country's entry Into the leagues emphasizing what he described as the league's effect on world finance and economy. ' He said that the natonal drtrts of the chief beligerents of the war, includln that the voters be sunnlied 'with cnni the United States, had been estimated at of the learue of nations envonnr, ,. ! J2.1S.500.000.OO0. At a "moderate rate senator showed to the crowd at On!ia 1 of interest, five per cent., and with Tenn., a bulky print of the S0.00O wnrt I sinking fund of one per cent, per annum peace treaty, and said that even a read ing of the English text would be unsatis- ractory Decause it differed from the French. . I wish it might be In the HanA.' all Americans If they would only read it," he said,' "but somehow I tnswnt would be better satisfied it you had just one little section of it I wiil read vnu Article X, the lieart of the covenant ,i speaking for the republican party, I am "I'W" 'o n ror the United States of America. ' At Danville, Ky.. the senator left hi. train and was taken to a football field. where he mada a speech from air, impro vised wooden stand. A groun of students gave cheers for Cox. Mr. Hardin n-ait- ed until they had finished and then shouted : a meir lerocr, but I want them to be Kentucky gentlemen and not insist on interrupting. I respect the man who has his convictions and I respect my fel low Americans who have other party con victions than I have, but when you are a .... mm nv;iii jUU nsien to noth sides Of t h.l f1 Oa. anuUltn ! t . I. ..... rnlm.,an, it me one wrto is i"-nnmK is a canuioarc lor the presidency of the United States." in all during the dav the eonflM. made eleven, speeches, the cities visited nesides Iiouisville being Spring 'city Rockwood. Oakdale and Oneida, Tenn ', and Stearns, Somerset, Danville, Harrods burg. Lawrenceburg and Shelbwiiio v- Concerning the diplomatic service senator said in his speech here : &eiaom has any information come from the democratic state department that did not first reach the American peo ple through the reports of our newspaper correspondents abrecsl. The consular ser vice, built by republican genius. Is excel lent, but the lack of any organization to collect and digest information about the current political affair sin other conntries has heen.notorlous. "We can find out almost nothing from oor government as to the conditions, so cial and economic, tn those countries which need our help and might furnish us with markets. "It would be difficult to name a time or a place, a year or a state, which ex- ..i.i:u more 01 secrei diplomacy. We have tasted to the dre a -nniin,, v-v humiliates American jiride and represents the lowest possible ebb of government service to the upbuilding of confidence "i wnicn onr iorergn trade must be lounaea. - "I believe that onr first dutv. hnvi rejected, as we have rejected, the impos sible and dangerous betrayal of America as expressed, for instance, In Article X r the league of nations. Is to set our races toward sn association with the other nations of the world under which each may be free to express and maintain lis own nationalism, but in which the mutual commercial and trade problems may be worked out. I regard such? a policy as perhaps the greatest contribu tion that can be mr-de to create bonds for tne maintenance of the world's peace. "But this is not enough. . We need a complete new policy. The government must serve the people and their interests, and at the pnesent time Its service can not be efficiently given to assist in build ing our foreign trade without a reorgan ization of our state department and o'lr department of commerce. The. American business man la confused Because both ot these departments are doing overlapping fhe annual rervkse' of this debt Is $14, 310,000,000," he said. i SO, REPRISALS AGAINST WITNESSES FROM IREIiANT Mew Trtrlc. Oct. 14 The committee of one hundred on Ireland has received let ters both from the British embassy and from Eamonn De Valera. giving Assur ance that no reprisals will be atempted by either side against witnesses who will come to this country from ireiana- to testify at the public inquiry, into condi tions. Jn Ireland, to he inaugurated in Washington in November under the aus pices of the committee. . The. wrttisa em bassy also gives assurance that passports will not be withheld from prospective witnesses. . . The inquiry will fce conducted' by a commission of five, now being elected by the, committee. . New - York. Oct 14. Return of railroads- to government operation would be only, the forerunner of,federal control of fundamentol sources of production such as steel, coal and copper, declared Alba U. Johnson of Philadelphia, pres ident of the Railway Business Associa tion, in an address here tonight at a Vanquet of the American Manufacturers Export Association. "The national welfare requires us to stabilize the railway situation," said Mr. Johnson, "because we are hi a conflict to preserve the principle of Individual ownership of property and of individual opportunity. The railways are the first trench.1' , . The speaker said his address could be summed up in a "Golden Text" as follows: . , "Transportation is a business. - It is the business of business tnen fo put the transportation ousiness . on a ousinees basis. Let us get business with a busi ness program for transportation." Alfred Reeves, general ; manager ot the National Automobile Chamber of Cmomerce said that the greatest -development in automobile s,rts muse come in foreign countries, f f necessitating greater exports from t-.y United States. Mr. Reeves said that in this country there is one automobile for every four teen inhabitants, whereas in the remain der of the world, there is :only one car for every 2840 inhabitants. American automobile manufacturers. Mr. Reeves declared,, iavor. ..allowing foreign built cars ;to enter the' 'United States on the. sameterms that -Ameri can cars are allowed - ,ta,: enter "Wher. countries.-.". ' , T Li. S. Rowe, newly appointed director general of i the Pan-American Union, told the exporters that American capi tal must be more freely, invested in Latin-America before American trade nn rliope to obtain a permanent "foothold in those countries. He warned against con sidering all of Latin-America in the same light that Mexico has been garded in- recent years. Otto H. ' Kahn, . financier, speaking at the. afternoon's - session, advocated tax ation revision 'and recommended that ! congressional committees J be authorized by law to have associate or auxiliary members who could attend all hearings and make authoritative reports. He. sal" that attendance of senators . and repre sentatives at committee hearings was "necessarily sporadic" because of the press of other duties. British monopoly contracts with Alex andria cotton merchants were submit ted and signed. ' Concord, N. H.. ,Oct 1 4. Crabbet, a chestnut gelding and one of the registered Arabs from the stables of W. R. Brown of. Herltn. N. 11., contributed today -the most spectacular feat thus far In the- 300 mile endurance test, covering the sixty miles from. White Hiver Junction, Vt., to a point just outside the finish line in this city in eifrht hours flat Officials who are judging the work of the horses said this was a w'rld's record for the distance. The horse waa ridden by Jack Fretx. a-famous broncho buster, , who had ridden Sargon, another Arab, until that horse was with drawn yesterday -s Because of the rules which do not per mit a horse to finish a day's ride ahead of a specified time limit. Crabbct was held outside the city for an hour and was actually preceded across the line by Mile. Denise and liunkie, two grade thorough breds from the army remount sen-ice, which, as on previous days, came in' to gether ahead of the rest of the field, and by Rustem 'Bey, Mr. Brown's crossbred cnestnut gelding. Moscowa and navi,l Craig, registered thoroughbreds, followed craDDet in, and all the rest of the six. teen mounts remairirg in the test finished wen msicie the time limit Threes-horses, hewever, were disquali fied after beins examined here, officials explaining mat they appeared rather f.rert. They were- Scotland and Golden Glow, registered Morgans, and Ruflk,- a registered Arab. . umciais ot the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention, of Cruelty to Animal's joined the veterinarians accompanying the cavalcade inv pronouncing the condi tion of all the horses excellent ' The thirteen horses whicn will cover the last leg of sixty miles will leave early tomorrow morning for Camp Devens, Mass. . Maine wemen mmt rive ' their xt age and date of birth before being regis tered as voters, . ' The soperetroetere ef the mine planter General Edwin Kirby waa destroyed by fire at the Fort Totten docks. Defeat ef General Wrangel's forrea and reoceupatitjn .of . Mariupol, and Berdiansk by - Bolshevik troops was announced. ,-' More than six thoosand rats have been killed at Corpus Christ!, Texas, at and - average cost of Ave cents per rat. uy Boy Scouts. - - RoIUii I". Tylr. rtemoeratie eandldate for governor of Connecticut.: has declined the nomination- for jud egof probate in the Haddam district An airplane en Its way. fram Irewark to Cleveland for mail was wrecked In street at Rloomfleld, N. J., in making u iorcea.,ianaing. ... Tjandsa bar ellver waa 2d hlrher at 58 l-4d an ouncV New York domestic price; unchanged at 99 l-2c and foreign silver was up 4c at 17c. War ' department anneaneed sale af the Old .Hickory r Powder Piant at Jackson vllle.. Tenn to the Nashville Industrial Corporation for $J.500,000.. Ybarxe at IrrrgaUrHy In the sward of ii.200.0OO to the Standard Steel Car "company in settling and cancelling war- contracts are not sustained. General . Chang Tsoa-I.ln. governor Fengtein. h?s overthrown the Pekin T- ernment "and proclaimed a monarchy, ac cording to reports current in ShsnghaL Senator Calder Hold the Democratic Administration Ri- sponsible for Many of the "Financial and Political Evils' Now Confronting Country Figure That Coal Prof itee,ring Participated in by' Operator and Railroads Cost the People at Least $350,000,000 Housing Shortage Due to Woeful Mismanagement by Someone iruAulKoT- ity in Washington Tell of Ships Built at a Cost of $700,000 Selling for $25,000. ' New Tork. Oct ' 14. Coal proflteermt ' participated In by oprfitors and railroads cost the people of the .country at least $350,000,000 during the last jrrsr. United States Senator William M. Calder declar ed here today . at a luncheon ot the ArkwrigM club. Many of the ."financial and political evils" which now. confront the country, he added, are due to laxity on the part of the national administra tion. . The present housing shortage through out the country, he aald. -was reflected tn the "woeful rriismann cement-on the part of someone In afcthority An Washington in the handling of the .railroad situation. The national adminl-yration. In this par. Ucular respect, he -aald, bad "tailed la mentably. ; Decreased Uxnsportatioa of building materials, together with increased 'ocar of transportation under government man agement of t le railroads, was a targ fee tor In rautdng the acu'e boun.ng 4iua tlon throughout the country, he deciittfl. Only one-tenth the rtumb-r of hem- wr-t built in 119 and only one-twenti'-ta utt number during this ' yr n compare with l!i. be added. The r'.dd laws recently e-iscted by ft New York g. lature also d.Mrourxj'.d home .bui'idirig In this state, he sail. Senator Calder-cri -id the t'nltwl States Shipping Poarj for constms'ng so many wooden shir- sg:nt the pro test of shipping esrvrts and charred that the board had "catered" 'o the luTibei interests of the sou', h and e.- lie -asserted many of the hljrt wnlrh were built at at cost of $:to.'"i recttiUy were sold for as little as I:;."1? 3. ' WHITE ECNC1ES DIE SEES A 8TAMMUE FOB COX HABTrORD TIMES KKrrtTS T BEMBLICAN ADVLBTlKEaXJiT - Hartford, Conn.. Oct 14 rcause of refusal of advertising subniilted by Ce republican state c nlr-l comroitu. after -such advertising had been lenlattvrry ac- Wlot TTadswarth ' of Boston. vtee chairman of the central committee of the American Red Cross, jrrss elected presi dent of th.s Harvard Alumni Association. New York, Oct 14. George White, chairman of the democratic national com mittee, tonitht Issued a . statement In which he said that eleventh hour plans of the republicans would fall to check the 1 cepted. J. Henry RorauacV.. republican "republican and independent stampede to j state chairmaa. sent to the Hart.ord Governor Cox which has already begun." I Times today a certiSed chc for It ld "The republican campalrn la m dis-!and a rr.urst that the advervuumrot be order." Sir. White declared. "Party ranks I Inserted or reasons given lor oun-acoepi- ' BAXKR-Cri DECLINES TO TELL HHAT BECAME OF GOODS Bridgeport, , Conn., Oct. 14. Isaac Schh-r,-" ar bailor: of Main street, who in bankruptcy court yesterday was ordered tn-.disclose the t hereabouts, of- 13.000 worth of materials received -by .him on .i auu wincu were net in the store on Sept. 2, when the place' was' closed by a sheriff, -did' not appear' before Judge John Keogh today 'and was adjudged in contempt, it is expected a federal war rant will be issued. - BANK DEPOSITS INCREASED S4,045,164,000 DCKIN'G TEAK NEW LONDON POLICE STOP STREET SPEAKERS New London,' Conn.,. Oct. 14 A street meeting of the socialist labor party was stopper tonight by the local police after H. Clevans of New York started to mane an address .from '. an automobile In the center of the city. when a police ser vant told the- speaker that lie could not proceed, the speaker consulted with the local members ot the socialist labor, par ey. They decided' to adjourn the meet ing to a hall and it was continue there. T. E. Crouch, secretary ot the socialist local organisation today informed Mayor E. Frank Morgan that the Kev. uscar Madious would speak on fee street 'here Sunday night in one "of a series of "free speech" meetings intended as a test of lo cale interference with Street speakers. REPUBLICANS TURN DOWN LEAGUE DEBATE CHALLENGE Washinston. Oct. 14. Bank deposits in the United States increased 14,045,- 164,000 during the year ended last June 30, said a statement issued today by Comptroller of the Currency Williams. Loans and discounts increased $5,805,- 736,000. - . Total resources of all reporting banks of the. United States, not including fed eral reserve banks, were given in the comptroller's statement as $53,079 108, 000. These included national banks, state banks, savings banks,' trust com panies and reporting private banks, but the total given did not include $1,211, 516.000 rediscounts of national banks.. The capital surplus and profits of all banks were reported at $5,953,938,000, an increase since June 30, 1919 of $618,-303,000." On Board Senator Harding's Special Train,. Oct 14. Republican, managers on Senator Harding's tram announced def initely late today that the democratic proposal for a league "of nations debate between the republican nominee and Gov ernor Cox would not be accepted. Senator Harry S. New, head of the re publican speakers' bureau said he had not yet received the proposal sent him by Senator Pat Harrison, in charge of dem ocratic speaking arrangements, and add ed: ... "I would not for a moment consider a proposition so utterly absurd." COOLIDGE STARTS ON TOtJR OF SOUTHERN STATES Boston, Oct 14-t-Governor Coolidge left late today for New York prelimi nary to a speaking tour of several bor der and southern states in connection with his campaign as the republican candidate for vice president He will remain in New York tonight and will go tomorrow to Philadelphia.' where he will speak in the evening. On Saturday he will ga to Washington, where oh Sunday he will board a snecial train for a week's tour of Kentucky, North Caro lina, West Virginia Virginia and Mary land. He will return to Boston on Oc tober 24. It was shown that Schirr bouuht ti nnn worth of goods from the New England Jobbers, Inc., of-New Haven and the Sil ver Woolen Co. of New York, which were delivered Aug. 30. He refused to tell wnere most ot these goods had gone ex cept 10 say that he had made them up into suits and coats. He was allowed to leave court after agreeing to appear to- Two truckmen testified today that theT took on Aug. 30 from jthe store parcel's of goods, two ef which were left at a pawn shop and 25 or' 30 at sn apartment in Bast New York. Judge Keogh ordered a sheriff lo try and recover the goods. . DEARTH OF GASOLINE WITH . GROWTH OF AUTO INDUSTRY New York. Oct4-New - York gas manufacturers, facing a shortage of oil and higher prices this -winter because of the public's insatiable demand for gaso line, pleaded for a. guarantee of needed quantities through the American Petro leum Institute today, but were refused. The gas stove has been a sufferer from the growth of the automobi'e lndnfi-- and it appears it will continue to be, the manufacturers declare.' They said their industry was an es sential one.while most- automobiles Were luxuries. . They "'suggested . allocations of oil, tut were told .petroleum products are sold in an open market with prices governed by the fundamental ecqnomic mw ui supply ana aemand. TO DISCONTINUE -SCHOOLS FOR THE MERCHANT SEAMEN Washington,. Oct 14. Discontinuance of the Shipping Board's Training School for Merchant Seamen was announced ,to night by Chairman Benson. Orders have been issued, he said. to. close . the school at camp btuart. Porthmouth, Va. By January i. ocnoois at San Francisco and Seattle will be closed later. vV ith the ship construction . programme Assistant ' TMstrlet " Attorney ' Samoa! Markewleh began an investilrstion Into the alleged conspiracy by s'r.Kms tur ners to cripple the business of retail fur riers. Parle enera singers and - tnnaleUns voted to go. on, strike, , .Jacques Rouche. director, sale? the -reason was necausc oi his .refusal ' to change rules concerning. the ehfirtis. ' " . ' " '. . . ; rharlee MrCarten Alexander, aa evangelist-known throughout the world, died suddenly at his home in liu-mingmvn, England."' V "' V " Javan -fn.'prope the powers JMn action to check the r'st- pi, Ttolshevism en thiV'isiivtV continent, especially in northern China, according to tne kokosi-. In ShlmBun. t --. . ? T ' federal Ineslry Into continued high, prices for food at' restaurants snd hotels In Boston Is to be esrriod direct ly to the proprietors o dining rooms next week. .-' . The " London; master bakers' assoe Is- i ha! announced that the price of tiread will . be Increased from one shll ling-to one shining . feur'pence for i pound .loaf.:; ; V "." "' ' -. . iarfkM .effort. wPl be made br the shipping board to dispose of 25 wooden steamers! "they "will be offered for sale on a private ' competitive basis with 92 steel steamers. fHe ; lewal battle fe the mfri!on ef Ritwerd V. "Searles. the rc ue million aire of Metbuen and New York who died rrcenfly. was opened In the probate court at Salem, . Mass. , . have been broken. Those who for years have affiliated with the party because they have believed that It stood lor high principles are deserting it - independents who hsve often support ed It are turning ta Governor Cos. In close council snd deep secrecy the Hard ing campaign managers are seeking fran tically to work out eleventh hour plans to regain lost tround." One of these "plans," Mr.. "White said, h eunderstood - wss to announce tn ad vance the personnel of the rsblnet as Senator Harding would constitute it. if elected. "It is to contain nsmes of distinguish ed men who sre Seemingly discharging their party- obligation as the expense of their convictions and their consciences. "If the plan Is carried .out Its purpose will he to impress a disgusted nation with the fart.that a Weak president would surrouna mrCTeir- jth strong men- It would be'a- confession -of Inefficiency uij- paraueira m tne History af - American campaigns. ance. The advertisement in qufrtion wssa full page, printed to morning ps!ers. bearing the signature of the rcpub'.cas state committee st the bottom and im porting to quote editorials from li.o Times of criticising Prider.t Lin coln, and also editorials in the Time of a few werlis back criticising ator V. B. Brandegee. The Times refers to t5-.e matter editori ally today snd -ays it has too much veneration for ifie late editor of tne Tim-s. Alfred E. Burr, head of the pa-,ier for sixty years, to print such sn adver tisement "We will not affront the b'gh- mmded citisenshln of this state by giving publicity to these gratuitous insults to th e memory of the dead." it says. .. . MANY KILLED IN ITALY - DURING TWO-HOUR STRIKE WORKING FOR CREDIT FOR ELECTRIC RAILWAYS Atlantic City. N. J., Oct 14 Resolu tion -urgint that, In the - regulation of public ut1 ies. "such common sense economies. and business principles" be ap plied, "as will restore credit and ena ble electric, railways to perform their full public service." were adopted today by the American Electric Railway Asso ciation at the sloslng session of its con vention here. - P. H. Gadsden, of Philadelphia was elected president and E. B. Burrltt, New York, secretary treasurer. W. S. Murray, chairman of the super power survey of the Vnlter States, told the convention that a saving of thirty million tons of coal and $300,000,000 a year would be effected by the proposed linking of the power plants ot the At lantic seaboard. State departmeat officials aald tbt M was not expected that the T'nited Statrs b renresented In any manner St the first meeting of the assembly of tht, league of nations. VrmmiArttt V enseal ef Cobs has ex pressed the hope that American financial I Ireland has led to informal. Inquiries at and sugar mieres s win c -Cuban ' growers hr the handling of the coming sugar crop. , BRITISH HAVE CENSORED AMERICAN DIPLOMATIS LEAGUE London. Oct 14. (By The A. P.) The censoring of American diploma'ie mail by the British military suthorities'in London. Oct IS. ilanr persons were kille dand others wounded at various places In Italy .during .a two-hour strike Thursday, says, a despatch to tbe London Times from liome. Nine persons were killed at San Gio vanni Rotondo.; four were killed and fourteen wounded in Bologna, and one man was killed and several men were In jured In a clash between strikers and the police In Milan. Bombs were thrown at several hotels In Milan, including the Hotel Cavour. where the British delegation to the league of nations conference are staying. No one was injured, however. The offices of a socialist newspaper were set on fity. A despatch -received In London Wed nesday night said the leaders of the Italian socialist party and of the general confederation of labor in Italy had pub lished a Jolnl manifesto in the Avanti of Rome ordering demonstrations in every town In Italy on Thursday. T!e object of the movement it was slated, was to" force the Italian government to recog nize Soviet Russia. Two high ertlrlala ef ICew England railroads spoke in favor of some firm of consolidation of rail lines in this dis- tr'ct t a; 'special meeting or tne m issa-chusjUs- chamber-of -commerce. The Tabre'line steamer Canada. New York to Palermo', which docked at Prov idence -was- delayed In clearing by "a search .tor. .a. man wanted by the New York police, on a charge of murder. Chairman ' ' Benson af the ahlnplne board announced that American and for eign -shipping lines had agreed to gs the limit -in reduc'ng fre'ght charges to meet the competition of the French line. TltTlr Attorney Harry T.. Lewis, rn the Brooklyn federal court declared that If the Vo' stead law Is to be made effec tive in New York we will need 1.000.000 " ..." .r"""'""1" ""'""K" as Prospect ParK ana central rare com- sail5rs-on the Atlantic coast without the!?? T .,- ... " schools. Training of student officers will I "r '-' 'r' work and are sometimes corning Into con flict eo that the very- person to whom they might give help is -referred by one to the othr and back again. "One possible plan is to place under the state department the determination of policies, the furnishing of information and the-giving or sssurance-ot aid and protection which "affects. American, for eign trades Another possible solution is that of a special department . Sponsored by the secretary of-state and the secre tary of commerce, so that we may effi ciently direct all our energies under one definite, program." In Jiis discussion of foreign loans ,the nominee said he had no desire t5 enforce payment "harshly or importunately." "Nevertheless," he continued, "these (Coattained en Fare Tea, CoL Six) RESCUED UNCONSCIOUS MAN FROM PEAK OF 150-FOOT DERRICK Toronto, Oct 14. In the . sight of gasping hundreds, Joseph Monlday,. con struction foreman, today climbed' the iau-ioot mast of a derrick and : rescued Frank Carvell, a fellow-worker, hane- ing unconscious from the peak, after his left hand had been crushed -under the steel hoisting cable. Reaching the swinging figure, he'ld at the . masthead only by a glove caught between cable and pulley, Moulday slipped down the steel spar with Carvell, still unconscious, over his right shoulder. Moulday . will be ercommended for the "humane socie ty's life-saving medal. continue, ' however, both in the technical scnools and on training ships. DROP "TN SUGAR CAUSED A ' ' BO-DAY. MORATORIUM IN CUBA New York,jOct 14 The extent of' the dec'.lne in sugar- prices and its demoral izing" effect on producers or holders of remaining supplies, has-been emphasized by this week's announcemnt of a fifty day moratorium in Cuba. . Refined sugar, which reached 25 cents per pound for granulated on 'the peak of the advance last spring, is now quoted mere at 11 cents by refiners, while the price of raw sugar . has declined from well above the 23 cent leyel to 7 cents per pound, on the basis of the last re ported transaction. . - . .- the foreign office by J. Butler Wright charge of the American emba-. , a quick. expression of regret on the part of -the British government and a personal apol ogy from the officer responsible. A letter, sent by the embassy to the American consul at Dublin, Frederick T. F. Du'mont; was seized by the T-itlsh military hr a rfid on the mail! of which there. were 300 bars. The" British explan ation that the letter was opened by offi cers not accustomed to censorship, with out intent to pry Into the diplomatic cor respondence of- the United States, has been accepted .by the embassy. FALLING OFF IN ARRESTS FOR DRUNKENNESS IX BOSTON Boston, Oct; 14.Arrests.for drunken ness in this city, -during the- last court year were 18.143 ,less than in the pre ceding 12 months according to the an nual report of Edward J. Lord, clerk of the municipal court- which" was filed to day. . Those arrested in the year just closed numbered 13 487, he said, as com pared with a' previous tots of -31.(30. LIQUOR MEN FIXED I750.OOS EXPECT READJUSTMENTS Bridgeport Cor.n., Oct ' 1 4. Brewers and saloon keepers who have been taxes a total of $750,000 for alleged violations f the Tolsteda act made no move today towards paying the fines. They expect that further reports will lie made by Agent McCarthy and then, readjustments will be made of the amounts by the inter nal revenue department Tbe fines -are fixed by law. snd carry a doubling ot'lhe amount and a fixed amount on each bar rel seized. INCENDIARISM CONTINUES THROUGHOUT. COTTON BELT Wichita Falls. Tex., Oct. 14 Fire early today destroyed the J. B. Jamison eottan gin here. . The loss was' estimated- at $21,000. Little "Rock. Ark.. Oct. 14 Alleged night riders early today fired a barn on the C. W. 'Mathews plantation near Clar endon, destroying much cion, cbrn and hay. Thirty placards warning planters not to pick cotton have Sozen found in vaiious parts" of Monroe county -and turned over to Sheriff . Malone. . CANADA SUSPENDS PRICE OF tl CENTS FIXED ON SUGAR Ottawa. Oct 14. The Dominion sov- ernment today suspended the order, issued last night by the board of commerce of Canada fixing the price of sugar in the jjomimon at not more than 21 cents , a pound until a hearing "before the cabinet on Oct. 20. The prime minister, as a result, has postponed his western trip for one week, f . Frank" L. ' Bor. sspervtalne prefclhl itn enforcement., agent . for New York state, has received orders from federal hadquarters . in Wsshlneton to insti gate reports or tne existence ot a t market" in' contraband liquor in tne Bowery.-',. ' " : '. New Mllfo'd Father Qumn. assistant pastor of St1 Francis Xavier of New Milford, leaves Jhis week to rake un his duties at St Francis" parish in New Haven. - Father Quinn succeeded Father Mooney here, last spring. Father uinn takes Father. M,' Joseph. Ryan's place. DRASTIC CUT IN PRICES OF ' - BLEACHED MUSLINS TODAY SHARP COTTON MILLS - OF NEW BEDFORD TO CLOSE Boston, Oct 14. The Sharp Manu facturing Company announced today that all its mills in New Bedford would close tomorrow-for an indefinite period, pre vailing conditions in the cotton market were given as the reason, - - , - -r . New .' Tork, Oct. 14. Selling agents for. two lines of widely known bleached muslins announced today that drastic price.-cuts" would be made 'tomorrow. One line will be cut ' from 33 cents to 20, cents, a .Sard, while, another, will be reduced from 31 to 19. In the first case the cut represents a decline of 50 per cent from . the- high record. SECRET AGREEMENT BY . .. . .. ROLSHEYIKI AND POLES Riga.. Oct. .14. (By "The - A. P.) The bolsheyikl and, poles are reported to have completed' a secret agreement at Riga whereby Poland Bets timber concessions In Russia and, , iron-ore concessions in Ukraine in ' lieu ot -the gold settlements the Poles asked f or. ' It was the-question of . .gold settlements- which caused so much delay, m the preliminary peace ne gotiations. i. t V-5- . - READY . TO . KAY SSSO.eeS.eos ANGLO FRENCH LOAN MATURING TODAY New York. Oct 14. It was announced at fhd banking, house of J. P. Morgan and Company late today that the firm Is ready to pay the $500,000,009 Anglo- French Loan maturing . tomorrow. - It was said that more than $200,000,000 will be paid in cash. The remaining amount of the issue has been handled in the open market GUILTY OF ROBBERY AND ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO KIXX Litchfield. Conn., Oct 14. After deHb eratlng nearly five hours, a Jury in su perior court here today found William McGovern guilty of robbery and assauit' with Intent to kill. Jude Donald .T,. Warner will impose sentence tomorrow. McGovern was charged with havinis held up and shot Donuto Pi GiovannT. a jitney bus drlveV last spring. William. Downey, arrested a ith McGovern on tHe , same charge, escaped from tbe Litchfield county Jail several weeks agu. McGovern claimed that Downey did the shooting. FOUR DAY WEEK IN NEW HAVEN CLOCK SHOP New Haven, Conn.. Oct 14. The New Haven Clock Company tonight announc ed that Its. plant would be operated on s foud days' a week schedule instead of six days, beginning next week. Until re cently the concern had employed 3,000 persona. . . . . .. . .... OBITUARY.. . "Charles M. peek. - NewHaven, Conn., Oct 14. Charles M. Peck, former commodore of the New Haven Yacht club and son of Henry M. Peck, -former mayor of New Haven, died suddenly on a train entering. New York, according to word received .-here tonight He was born in New Britatn'so years ago. His home was in Flushing, L. L New Britain. Sentiment for jthe re naming of the public schools of the city, which developed more than a year ago, but which did hot result in action, is be ing renewed, and It is probable that the school board will take tbe matter VP at an early data. . - : - CHARGED TTH ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTING LIQUOR ' Danbury, Confu. .Oct-' 14. Lou!s MTrj--man and William I Her. giving their address at Newark. N. J., were arraiEO ed before United Stales Commissioner Cable today on charges of iMeirally trans porting liquor. Thyj were arrested -m Newtown Saturday while en their aay'to Waterbury with a truck carrying - J0 cases of whiskey, valuwl at $15,000. Coun sel appeared for them and secured a con tinuance to Oct 20 . - - ' l ' AGRICULTURAL INTEEESTS """" -. FIGHTING FOB CREDIT Washington. Oct 14 Agricultural In terests carried their fight for amelioration of credit conditions tod-y to Secretary Houston of (be treasury department They asked for .rehabilitation of the srar finance corporation to foster expois . to Kurope and were told by the secretary that It was not in line with good busin.es for the government to exten furutf credits to Europe which would be the re suit if the request was granted. PRISONERS AT PORTSMOUTH. PLOTTED V HOLEALE ESCAPE Kingston. Ont, Oct 14 A plot to ef fect the wholesale escape of prisoners In Portsmouth penitentiary an? then blow up the prison with nitro crycertae WL3 . thwarther here today. Prison officials, acting on a wumme; that an attempt would be made to xres the convicts, tore down portions of the pententlary wall and uncovered a stoi of rifles, shotguns and amrnimition, with enough ef the explosive to iisve destroyed the structure, . . 'P. '"