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f.. 1 . V A. A f 5 1 f f-., A K -A a r 1 1 VOL LXIV-NO.- 264 Norwich, ;Cc;;n., . Tuesday, cctcser 31 , '1922 TEN PAGES 70 COLUMNS TRICE TWO CENTS 0 ' mm vmm of THE m IlLil CiilFJ Benito .Mussolmi,. Leader of the Fascist!, Becomes Premier and Minister of the Interior and - Foreign 'Affairs No Important Change in the Foreign Policy is Looked For General Diaz to be Minister of War, Admiral Di Revel, i Minister of Marine fascist! Are Clashing With Com munists in Various Parts of Italy Victory ojF the Fas cisti Was Celebrated in Rome. Rome, Oct.- 30. ((By The A. IV) Benito Mussolini, the Fascisti : leader,, who triumphantly entered Rome' today, has undertaken the government of the country with men of his. own selectioa. He came to Home on the Invitation of the king, with whom he had a long: au dience, after, which he named his minis ters. . --.- The new' Italian cabinet of Benito Mussolini, was announced this evening, Its make-up is : Premier, minister of the interior and foreign affairs,, Benito . Mussolini., War, General Armando Diaz. '. Marine, Vice Admiral Thaon Di Re Tel. Treasury, Prof. Luigo Einaudi, ' na tionalist. ... Industry, Theopkile Rossi, nationalist. Finance, Signor I?c . Stefani, 1 fascista. Colonies,. Luigl Fedorzofci, nationalist. Liberated rations, Signor Giuriati, festicta. . Justice, Aldo Oviglio, fascista.- , Education. Signor Gentilo, democrat. Agriculture, Luigo Capitanto, fascista. Public works, Signor Carnazza,' Ration alist. Posts and tetagraphs, Signor Dl Cesa ra, nationalist. - . . ' , Social welfare, Stefano Cavazzoni, Catliolia ; 1 . " VICTOIIT Of THE FASCISTI WAS ' CELEBRATED IX SOME Rome, Oct. 50. (By The A." P.) The entire city was early astir await ing the arrival of Mussolini. AH Home was be flan-red ' an d the walls placarded with manifestos, one of them, signed by the Fascisti command, declaring: . "Victory is ours. Any aonfiict is use less, hVeed. harmful, to the fascismo. Therefore the most categorical orders hare been issued to all the Black Shirts imposing absolute calm, order and disci . plinei Mussolini having been entrusted with the formation of a cabinet from this moment is responsible for the safety of the state, the ministries and ' parlia ment, and any action against the gov ernment institutions is rebellion against MossuHnl. . Attacks against shops , and the selling' of arms are absolutely pro hibited. " . , - The Fascisti leader entered Rome in a royals automobile sent for him "by-. the king, as Mussolini's train could not con tinue in consequence of the tracks having ti'en torn up by - the .troops, .When h reached the capital the new premier was icvlatmed on all sid-.. Press Praises vKinjr. ' v The entire preus rraiscs "King Victor Emmanuel for his firt.i attitude both in refusing to sign a decree for a state of siege -submitted to him by the retiring Facta .cabinet- and, by choosing Benito Mussolini as head of the government, The Glronale Dl Roma says: "Five Sov ereigns of the house of savoy have ab dicated in the past for the safety of the nether country. The present king also vould have abdicated rather -than -that' a slngl e drop of blood should be shed ji' civil war.' . - ' . The Idea Nazionale says: "A national revolution has been accomplished in .the name of Italy and. the king: this has been possible through the virtue and merit of the king." 1 ' Tfce Mesyaigero hopes Uiat Mussolini's strong nana in nemousning win do equal ly strong in reconstruction, .in 'pacifying, In restoring spiritual,, economic and po-' it leal fcreatness.- Iiurlng the night and In tho early morning hours Fascisti in llttlo groups on foot, in country wagons, in Jorrlcs nd borrowed motor busses came fillter tng Into the city the vanguard of the nany thousands who gathered later to S'elcome their leader and follow him in vast procession through the streets of .he Eternal City. - . Most of them were yonng, but thee rore some with white hair, though with irouthful vigor! they entered with rapt Expression as though In fulfillment of a dream, the realization of the aspirations of a strenuous struggle. A group from rcrusia. phasing through the huge gate of Porta I'ta, stopped and solemnly sa luted the Roman capital with character istic mien of the ancient Romans, lift. Uig outstretched right arm. Another band vidently came on foot frorh neighboring Cammagna these were dressed ,as lypl rl cowboys of the Roman countrstde. They, too,, stopped as they entered the eity, their leader gravely exclaiming: "We call to rememberance our glorious dead, whose devotion and elf-sacriflce has brought us here today," A'Aanaails to Vi.lt Borne. Reports are In circulation that Ga brtele fVAnnunzIo is coming to Rome at Mussolini's request. The new 'premier desires to consult with D'Annunzio on , future measures for the welfare of tho country. He declares that strict econ omy is necessary. Though there has been no rioting in R.ome, isolated fights have occurred. An the Bergo quarter, near the Vatican, in a Fascisti raid as a reprisal for a com mon 1st attack, several revolver shots were fired. A few miles from Rome J.00 Faatlctl were ambushed. One was killed, ne was mortally wounded and two were iangeroosly wounded. At Garibaldi bridge over the Tiber' communists fired at royal guards, killing a sergeanU - rASt'ISTI AND COMMIMSTS . CLASH THROUGHOUT rrALIT Rome. - Oct. SO, (By The -A. P.) I1hes between Faicistl and communists ire reported from various towns through aut Italy.- -. . .. . At Oenaszano, during the funeral of a Fascist! killed yesterday , by communists, I ho victim's comrades Tccognlzed the murderer and pursued and killed hiin villi revolvers. , At l4leotriua a.' fight occurred bet .wcen Fascisti and communists In which 'our were killed, one of whom was a f'SBO.iStl. - ... -' Fascisti Invaded a rallroad'men's club it Genoa and later forced their way nto the offices 'of the prefecture. Im a iolllsiun with the police, four of the Faa-,-lsti were wounded, one' dangerously. " During a fight with' carabineers at Bologna two Fascisti wcro killed and one gravely wounded. Later a sergeant if the royal guards was killed and an sther seriously wounded. ' From almost all the other cities ihroughout the country come stories of enthusiastic deniomserations- uvon the oc cupation of the government offices by the "Black Shirts." . , At Faenza forty Fascisti occupied the prefecture and took over the postal tel egraph and all other government ', of fices. The same thing occurred at Ver ona where, ruring the re-occupation of the offices by the military, one Fascis- ti was killed. -LITTLE CHANGE EXPECTED IN ' N ITALY'S FOREIGN POLICY London, Oct. SO. (By The A. P.)--Britlsh I official quarters look for no im portant change . in Italy's foreign policy under the new regime, and are confident that the reconstituted government in. Rome will .maintain the friendliest re lations witli Great Britain. . .. News despatches from Rome nave em phasized the i entirely pacific character of the movement, the keynote of which is given as loyalty to the throne and de votion to the cause of national recon struction and prosperity. - . - The Fascisti element in the new cab inet, it is believed, will be balanced by the Inclusion of the popular, or .Cath olic party, and Mussolini's presence hi the government Is expected : to -exetfc a -moderating influence upon .his follow er sthrcsghout ItalV. -' : , The Turkish peace conference at Iau sanne is not likely to be affected by the changes at Rome, and the delegates from Italy are expected to be on hand when the meeting comes. r , KING REFUSED TO SIGN THE MARTIAL LAW DECREE Lonffth,' Oct.' 80. A despatch to the Times from Rome points out that the governmeint refrained from opposing the Fascisti ibecause it 'would have been dif ficult to persuade, the troops to fire on them. '. The despatch says that never theless for a time the situation was dangerously critical and was really saved- by . the ' refusal v of King Emmanuel, to' sign' the martial law decree- The Italian' populace, the correspond ent' declares, - is , greatly relieved that the crisis Tsras surmounted and that lh Fascisti came Into power without-bloodshed. :'' .1 ! , . ....r. - ' -v ' V ' i I i .1 . ' SBAKCMIXG. FOR TIVO -. iji- i. ilL BEEAHERS IX V EC MO XT S(. Johnsbury. I.. . Oct. so. Armed woodsmen tonight were searching tim bered - areas . in the vicinity of Twin Mountains for George , Mills, of Worces ter, jMass., who, - with trordis Lewis, of Littleton, . N. : 1L. escaped from the jail here Sunday. Mills had been held by ! the police on:the charge of holding-up an automobile-party from Ivew-Haven.' Conn.; -near this place twoweeks ago. Lewis was charged with theft o an au tomobile. ' - 9 While in tlfe jail corridor .Mills pick ed the lock of the main door, with a piece of wire, also releasing Lewis. The pair hid until nightfall and then left town. This afternoon they stole an au tomobile from -WhRefleld, ST. H .and drove" oft in the direction of the White Mountains. , , r ; Sheriff Worthen and a - deputy gave chase, overtaking the stolen car at Twin Mountains. The sheriff punctured the tires with bullets and Lewis surrendered. Mills escaped into the hills. . EC'Y DAVIS DID HIS .: ' OLP "TRICK" IN STEEL PLANT ' Seattle. . Wash.. :Oct. 30. Secretary of Labor James J. Davis, who started in as a boy in" the steel mills of Pennsylvania, graduating as a puddler, ' and later as a rolling mill man,; donned overalls again today, handled a pair of tongs and took his place as a heater at the rol's of- the plant of the ; Youngstown rolling mills here- today. . " Secretary Davis was tho guest of Supt. James R. English, with vwhom he worked as a boy. , "Jim, I was Just wondering if you could do a trick, in a steel plaflt now," said English. . , , ; "Jim, of course I can," replied the sec retary, and he "did the trick."' The little knot of workers around the rolls cheered. "Do you know, L would rather work In a rolling mill than do- anything else in the world," the secretary of labor said as he left the mill. . -. . . . ., y . .'. TWO MEN KIIXID TS' KC KLTJX KLAX FIGHT Henrietta, . - OHla.', .' Oct. Jo. Murder Charges were filed late today here against George Frew and Hojner , Pennequlne, Dewar coal miners, as the result of th death this afternoon of Tom Bogus of Shelter City from gunshot wounds re ceived in a battl with four masked Sten one of whom was killed, on the streets ef Shelter City 'Sunday night. .., Frew and Pennequlne have t net 'yet been, arrested. ' L. D. 'Williams., assistant county, attorney, declared he, has infor mation' that bot men are j?ounded . Thfi battle followed an attempt of the masked men clothed In bhie jupers and overalls, with black-face asks, to seise Bogus, l president of an anti-Ku Klux Klan organization called the "True Blue Americans." The shooting, firing at the masked party, Reese Adkins, one of the masked men, was tailed. , - " ANCOBA TO PARTICIPATE ' ,N PEACE- CONFEREKCE Constantinople, Oct. 30 Bythe a 'pi -Hamld Bey, the nationalist representa live in Constantinople, late tonight re ceived a note from the Angora gover ment for prosentation to th. .mfj Z. ;mmi.ffi accepting; the invitation, of Damage estimated' - at ' lfl AAA caused yesterday by a fire of unknown origin which, partially destroyed a family house in, Windsor.. , Both famT Hes were away when tha fire broke out Liquor rained at more than HI 00.000 said to-have been Stolen from Pershine warehouse, Brooklyn, where -" United States internal- revenue department stores are kept, was recovered following store room. . . ' " - ....v. iynid ui c.ijuL men in U. S. : tOOp CiScT ; iwf East Tang! Will Have Observers But Will Not Officially Participate in the Lausanne Confer erica. - , Paria,. OW. SO (3 toe A. P!-). The attitude of 'the American government a regards the peace conference at Lausanne for the settlement of Near 'Eastern ques tions sas communicated to Premier Boincare this ovening-by the American ambassador. Myron T. Herrick. The sub stance of this conrmuniaation. which -was made public this evening, indicates that the United Stales is desirous only of sending observers lo the pronosed- con ference for tho purpose .'of safeguard!!!; certain rights such as protecUon of phl Ianthropio. educational and religious in stitutions, freedom' - o opportunity, pra tection of .minorities, freedom ' of the straits and Erchaeological research and study. .- - ; . . - . After pointing out that . the. principal purpose of the-proposed conference will " . ""L ""wing up of a treaty of neace with Tiirt; i- . i i,u ,eIanl uems Problemsl resulting from the state of belligerency' a.nfea powesa, Turkey , and Greece, the-repjy says in ,,art. "The United States does not desire to participate in the final peace negotiations or assume responsibility for the political and territorial adjustments wkioli may be effected, for the reason" that it is neither at war with Turkey nor party to the armistice of-1918. , The. United States government, however, does, not desire to eave the impression that, United States Interests, are less entitled to considera tion" than those of - any other power neither is it desirous - of - Relinquishing rights enjoyed in common with other powers; nor it is uneoneerned with the humanitarian interests involved. w. "Among the points to be taken into consideration are:.:. ,, V "First The protection under piteper guarantees of philanthropic, educational and religious institutions. Sj, - "Second Appropriate undertakings as regards freedom of opiwrtunity, without discrimination of ' special privileges for commercial purposes. ; , . xnira suitable provisions for protection of minorities. "Fourth, Assurances . touching freedom, of the straits. . the .the "Fifth Reasonable' opportunity - for arcnaeiogoical research nri aiju The above summary, though not ex haustlye, may serve to indicate the general-nature of American Interests. The United States government is prepared-to send observers to the proposed confer ence, if this action is agreeable to the powers concerned, for the purpose of safeguarding interests such as he above and facilitate the exchange of views. . "The . United States, while it deirimx protect its rights and assure a policy of the open door, has' no intention of seeking for itseif or its nationals a position of special privilege. -It -further desires to assuro the protection , of Americans who wish to continue rcJiefr educational or othor humfln-riaa'Vrork n hlcn has bfen carried on in the Near East for genera tions, and which under present condt, tions would 'appear to be more essentia than ever." :.i IUOHES EXPLAINS ATTITTJEE OF THE L. S. ON THE NEAR EAST Lowen, Mass., Oct. 10. Sei-rotarv nf State Hughes in a letter to Congressman' jonn jacoo Kogers of this city,-made puunc lonignt, .ampiitled recer state-, menus Dy nis -department as to the m-. Lemment's attitude toward the- situation of the Christian minorities, in Turkey The letter, dated Oct. 27. was in reply to one from Representative Rogers on this subject.- - . ; -.. ., After referrmg to an announcement by his department on' July 27 tnat the gov (mment had agreed to 'h proposal for an investigation by . a neutral" commission of conditions in Anatoliaj he continued : "I may go further-aral tell vnn what has not hitherto been announced, namely, j that this government agreed, to: place atl me uisposai. ot the International Red Cross its quota fcf the sum. which had been indicated as necessary' to meet the expenses 'qf the proposed .commission. But circumstances for -vhlch the United States is Jnno way responsible have postponed the constitution of the commis sion until the situation" has so changed that the immediate carrying out of the proposed investigation is rendered diffi cult. Nevertheless. I consider myself not unjustified in addms that our action had uaifi ereect or once more making known the American point of view with respect to events In Turk." , He pointed out- that Admiral Bristol American high commissioner at Constan tinople during tho last year and' a half had , repeatedly protested 'in the ." most vigorous terms, both orally and in wru ng." to Mustapha Kcmal Pasha and to those acting ln his name, "against the inhumano acts threatened or put into ef- tL A 56 TUrltS "' Sinde the Kemalist troops had entered . Smyrna, be added the high commissioner had been instructs to. lose no opportunity of voicing Amer ican sentiment by , impressing upon SSI f a .necesy of, adequate Snn w !f he Christ minorities and abstention from 7 cruel acts of re. pnsal any failure ' in , respect to whfch would arouse the strongest feeUn of condemnation in this country.1' ' . r'flte!!-nl-enUo,lms -ajnerican 'air: in re- ,vu aiier , the. occupation -of Smyrna, Secretary Hughes conUnuedl - lour letter eives mo . cSSoT- V .. ev-ment cannot - be- Iumi .. T. ""'enc failed to inte Ee Witll: having lauea to interpret the .sent ment u. Amertr.j.n - ... ot.me nri-V " lo lalte action appro priate to the circumstances. . I am no unaware that certain of our dtizent attitutfe. But it has been felt 'that . C;6' aU'tude 'd' be uhntung unless the country, were r,-. " deeda in keeping with: its .words , r take upon itself. th .. r lo 19 TEAR OLD BOY IS NEW BK'S". TOUNGEST BOOTLEoliEB . ' New Tork, pet. 30.' A 12 year old boV, Andrew-Nagy, was arrested . toajght as New York's youngest bootlegger. Two detectives -who called on him at his . upper East Side' home 'charge that , he masked them "to "have a drink-on me" .'after they had purchased a pint of alleged" whiskey from him. :, ' - Tke officers say they accompanied hifn to a rear room, where they found a large still and a quantity of "home-brew materials.-- They are seeking his mother. - - "v Greece wlR be represented at the Lau sanne peace conference on Nar. Eastrn affairs by her former premier Eliptherios Venulzelos, and, the Greek ministers to London ,and Pans. , BRIEF TELEORAIIS;' Ksulniad loading Brnres ' Inst week in dicate a turnout of 12,000,000 tons of ca'al. , : .. FoedstnlTs exported ' by . the " United States last year were valued at ?13S2,- ooo.oeo.-. -. '...:, , . Western I nion win resnme calIe let ter and week-end letter services to Great Britain and Ireland on Nov. I. ' ; A bill wu In trod need in French' senate proposing, a reimbursement of.. 60 per cent to lutiora Susniaa government bonds. ,, - . : . '.. " ' Ireorges Clemeneean, farmer premier of FTance, will address the Philadelphia Forum early in December.- . ,,! , - . Korwerian- revernment will seize Tea sels of less than 100 tons found .within" territorial frontier carry ing ; liquor in ex cess of requirements of those on board. .. -., ; -;--'.:.'-'.- . The Pennsylvania system has - jast completed and placed in service at Pit cairn, Pa., a modern 34-stall engine house with a , turntable at a oos. of ?1,3S.5,000. Elizabeth,', the 7-year-old - daughter- of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hamilton cf IJorth vMedforoV J?ass.f died at a hospital there oi nyuropnooia. ' : , .... , In the city court in Bridgeport Bt- .uuir .s neia witnqut bail. charged - with first degree , TOUrder - oi Andra Kovacs, following a quarrel. ' ' .-. '" t V -.;:-'' The ' fascisti invaded friacenxa, Italy, Sunday. They sent a commission to the prefect and informed him that the fascis ti regiino wou'M be put' into force from that moment. -., - .... , - v.. "The raidnlrht soiree in uHra-fttliloo- able salons and modestes In the Tiergart en section of Berlin,', is a new form of advertising to' which the people of the itieJtropolis.arej now being treated. - .Announcement was made te tha . stu dent body 4of Mt. Jiolyoke college from ine omce of Dean Florence -Purlnrtoik that hreafterv knickers must not oe worn in the college clas'a rooms. A new postal convention between the U.'S. and Canada to facilitate tne Inter change of " mail will be considered at a colnference to be ; held at. Ottawa . some time m uecemDer. Mineral production in Canada, daring the flfst six months of 1922 reached, a value.of 157,682,944, of which J26,,475,B44 rerented the valuable of metal pro duction, and J31.207.400 the non-metals. - . Thai the . Leacae ef 1 Nations, with the cooperation- of those powers not yet in cluded in its membership, will achieve the objects for which it was formed, is the belief t the Japanese government. j' - Fifty-three nominees fee congress, in the coming election including nin'4 re publicans and nineteen democrats, favor amendment Ot the constitution to permit congress to over-ride and nullify decisions of the supreme court of the U. S. Kenters Rome correspondent, reperta small confliot between the fascisti and communists, there Sunday afternoon. One person - was killed and several were int jurod, Qrdca was , qnicihc.-restored. i .-.,---r-i3 - '., - -"T ' : '"ir'"- . The cratory -old'" homo, -of- Leolio' L. Judd, "deputy , eame " warden in Sherman, was .destroyed, last night by r fire . which is believed to have started jnt a defec tive1 chimney. .. v , . -. 1. , - The ooast roard ratter. Acaahnet left Vineyard Haven to ;arch for the steam lighter -Lizzie -!.- which . has been missing with her. crew of 13 men -for ten das- !r'-V r' ;;' '. .' -:. - '' The masters of i two coal " barges, driven on the -rocks at Sandwich, Mass., in a gale wMifh -'parted ' the twelve-Inch towing hawser attaching them to the tug Toiler, were-saved from the break ers by coast guardsmen. " '. , ' - ,;--:-z ' . ' " ' The Lonffon Times onderstaads that the mission to negotiate the ' funding of the British debt will likely leave for the U.- S. Detween the end of the elections and Christmas. "Its personnel has not yet been decided. A woman believed to be Marorie Logan, who was found lying on a bed in her apartment Hn. the "Back .Bay .section, Boston, with one of "henrTvrists slashed, died at the City hospital. A partly emp tied can of poison was found near the bed: ' V ; ' -, -'" -- ' Heads of the poHee and fire depart ments at Somervule, ' Mass.,- cooperat ing with Walter Wedger, state explosive expert are: trying . to . determine" the cause of the - explosion in a gasolins tank that resulted in the deaths of four bay?, and serious -injury to another. Judge Hammond in the anperfor, eonrt in , Cambridge, Mass.; sentenced Adam GUillemette" of Lowell to six months in the .house of correction for manslaugh ter. His 'car. collided - with another au tomobile on June 21 and Robert C. Clif ford was killed. -:-' v ,' " "- The schooner -.Porethy .Palmer," n member of the '.ill-fated Palmer fleet, was brought to Wood's Hole- early ?bv the. coast guard cutter- Acoshnet, -which picked her up to South Shoal Light In disabled 7 condition., i - ' Mayor ' Peter F. Sullivan of ter, who twas defeated by ex-Mayor John F. Fitzgerald of Boston -for ; the democratic - nomination -for governor, an nounced his .candidacy . for ; the ; democratic-nomination tor . mayor of this city "for a f dlirth- and last term." The house, barn ' and sheds adjoining witlr contents - belonging .to .morns Schnlman in the Millington secUon, fopr ! tli ,v,. with contents belonging " to . Morris terday. Only the livestock was saved. The loss was $6,000. , ; i, ' : ' The" fserneratone.'of ' New Haven's first junior .high school. an4 which Is named after Dr.. Susan S. Sheridan. of the nigh school faculty In recognition :of - fifty years of sdhool nervice; was laid yesterday.-. . - i ': ' The Berlin Evening Am MHtag states former-Cron Prince Frederick ...William plans to attend the wedding of his fa ther, . former . Emperor- ' William,. - and Princess "Hermine of Reuss, but will not be "accompanied to ' Doom by his - wife, who strongly disapproves of the union. Owing to f he suspension ' ef railway service in Italy : General" Dias, " who : was in Florence, returned to Rome by auto mobile. Along the . route, wherever ,he was recognized. by -members of the, fas cist!, he . was: received 'with shouts . of a friendly nature. - ,. .-. ,' - :'i . . Lee AdUns, of Dewar," a member of a masked ; band ; which attempted to take Tom ,- Bogus, ; former deputy sheriff of Okmulgee county, Okla., .from his home, is dead end Bogus is in a hospital, not expected to live, as a result of ' an ex change of shots between masked men aad Bogus. ' . HughesiRevievs -RepV Admlnistrptiqn Secretary ; Tells of - Great (Achievement : in the Field of International Relations in the Past Twenty Months. Boston,' Maan, Oct SO. A foreign pol icy of helpfulness and good .understand ing without entanglements which would fetter American independence, was out lined by Secretary, Hughes of the state department in an address in Symphony hall tonight reviewing1 the "record of the Harding administration in,the field, of in ternational relations.-' - . ; - . By the lead it took in the arms con ference, the secretary said, and by its ef forts toward harmony, among the nations of the western hemisphere,- the American government during i the - past r twenty months -has set ax ecord of Accomplish ment fat beyond what was expected of it when the new administration came . in to power.- - . - So far' as'- Europe Is concerned, Mr. Hughes declared. President Harding and his advisers always have been ready to lend a helping hand where It would do the most good, but are not witling to frit ter away-the' influence of, the United States- by- intervention hj controversies that are rooted in age-old national rival ries. . -. - -'- , "The chief trouble at this time in- Eu rope," he . contlnuedrr "is that the great powers have not been able to agree as to questions which, being distinctly Europe an questions, directly concern them, and their want of agreement is due to differ ent conceptions of essential national pol icy. For us, i international cooperation does not mean that we should embroil ourselves in controversies not involving our own interests." J ,' 7 ' Praise for Arms Conference ''" The secretary added that he Relieved a way migh.t be -found for the United States to participate formally in the se lection of judges. to the recently organiz ed international court of justice, a project (Continued on Page Three, Xo. Fonr) XEW CLTE POVJiD l!f ' ,. ' . ;; POISON CAKE MYSTEKS Philadelphia, Oct. 30. Private fcor respondence found in the Sterrett home at Devon . today gave investigators a new clue in the mystery surrounding the an onoymously sent posion cake that kill ed W. W. Sterrett, an expert accountant, and made his wife so ill that she has but a fichtinc chance for recoverj'. The - head of the triple investigation in-which the United States post office department, the state police and the au thorities of two counties ' are represent ed., however. . are. guarding closely any thing that may have developed. The cake was received in Chester county, the man"' died in Montgomery county. The main deduction -of the investiga tion still seems to be that , a -woman sent the cake.- The confection was home made and 'contained m a neat box, the feminine- handling. But the theory that earetoi. )Ta0p!rs' "showed . evidences of jealousy inspired Its sending Was scout ed- tdayby social -nnd business associ ates of the dead mart, i v: . . "Since, being Informed of her" husband's death, Mrs. gterrett. now confined in the Bryn Mawr hospital, where her hus band -died-. Saturday night, has declarel repeatedly, that, she- doehs .iut wish - to live.. The couple had been married eight years. They- had no. children. . . MRS. CHAMPION TO TAKE .'. ' .'. ;' "''StAXD IN OWN DEFENSE . Cleveland," Oct.- 30:-t-Mts. Mabel Cham pion; on trial for the first degree murder of Thomas A. OConnell, carnival promot er, "of New1 Haven,- Conn., will take the stand in . her own behalf tomorrow, her counsel v announced following today's ad journment: ; ' --Whether she will deny flatly the'.death shots were fired from a revolver in her hands of will make a plea of sefl-defense, her attorneys refused to state. Her coun sel stated Mrs. Champion would unfold her own story of the shooting, but refus ed to state what course it would take. It Is expected by court officials that taking of testimony will be completed tomorrow night and the case will be In the.. hands of . the . jury by Wednesday nightf T"our defense witnesses testified today. Ralph H. Pearson, of the Central Young Men's Christian association, testi fied that Mrs. Champion shot in self-de fense- after O'Connell had struck at Mrs. Chamnion when she attempted to inter fere in a fight between her-nusband and .O'Connell just before the killing. anehdsofedanSh - - RET. JOHN IP. PLUMB TO "ASSUME NEW . dC'TTE.-J - New Milford, Oct. 30. The Rev: John F..-Plumb, rector of St.. John's church here for the $ast 27 years, will shortly resign his pastorate : to take up the work . of executive, secretary of the new ly created executive council of the dio cese ot Connecticut oi ine cpiscopa- church, -it became known today. A, par ish, meeting will be held soon to con sider acceptance . of a formal resigna tion. "-, .- ."' .--" " - Mr. Phimb was assistant secretary in the house-of bishops. He wrtl , be ' In charge of tthe diocesan office which, will be in Hartford.. SENATOR SPENCER. TO ASK . ' LEGISLATION. ON "INTOXICANTS" St. Jjouis, Mo.,5 Oct. SO. United States today marked.the beginning of the second Senator Selden P.-r Spencer of Missouri r week of Ponzl's trial on the state's chars today issued a statement saying he pur- l-es of larceny and conspiracy. . . .. posed to introduce a motion - in-the senate ! The def endanC, who is acting as his for the appointment of a commission to determihe . specifically the ' maximum amount of alcohol which makes a -bever age intoxicating, i ' . ! The. statement' said nobody seriously contended that liquor, of one-half of 1 per cent, alcoholic content was intoxicating. ' . OBBrrUABT. , . .- , Myron Andrews MBnHn. Newt Haven, Oct. 30. Myron Andrews Munson-, oauthor and Well known Con gregational . minister, died at his. home here today in" his 87th year. : Mr. Mun son retired ' from the.' -ministry several years ago' and - spent the . last years of his. life In study: - Mr. - Munson. was -born In ' Chester, Mass., in ,1835, and was; graduated from Harvard . in 1860. . He ".was graduated from -the Andover Theological - seminary four years,-later-and then studied ge ology . at Tale for- a year. . He was or dained a ; Congregational minister " in 186 and held several pastorates through out New England. - - -v ' - . . He was a member of the .Hartford Central - '. Ministerial j association, . the Connecticut Historical society, the Amer ican History association and the Author's club of London, - He wrote many articles on ethical subjects' and also made .in vestigations on 'the underground water resources of Connecticut. - HE III I1ILLE BA FACTORY More Than a Dozen of Persons Were Injured Three Fire 1 men Were Injured When Fire Escapes on the Fif ' Floor of the Building Collapsed-w One Girl JumpeJ From the Fourth Floor She Was Picked Up Uncoi scious. y ' New. Torlo Oct 30. One mn was kllle' and more thap a dozen persons were in jured tonight when a five story facto:.. Duiidlng en, South Thirteenth street Brooklyn was destroyed by fire, ' A report which could not be confirmt- said thatr fifteen girls were 'trapped l the upper floor, of the building, occu- piea By smrt lactones, as - the flame swept up from the cellar and grouni floor which was used aa a plant for th' manufacture of shellac by the Kasbler Chatfleld company. A- hasty search of tlie building by fire men at midnight failed to reveal any bodies of girls. . - Contrariictory statements as to the number of persons in the building at the time of the fire were rnade to the au thorities. Employers who leased the top floors as shirt factories said that all the girls had left before the fire started. A girl who escaped said the only per sons on the fourth foor were -her em ployer' . and two salesmen) all of whom were rescued. Tlie dead man is Eugene Kerstein, of Bellmore,' N. T ( Four of the rnjured are said to be in- a critical condition. , . The burned building was occupied by Kasbier Chatfleld company, shellac man ufacturers, in. the heart of a manufactur ing district of South Brooklyn. Th structure Is- hemmed in by several -large shirt factories employing scores of wu men workers. - - A, erwlng shop of the Friedman 8hlrt company was on the fourth floor of the building. H. P. Nicholsberg, an employe Of this firm, has reported to the police that fifteen girls were Working in the shop. - Several of them, . said to have leaped from a rear window ot the shop, have not been found. , Firemen and volunteer workers remov- ed large stores of gasoline and oil -iu a three-story garage of the Edison com pany next door to the burned factory building. Three firemen were injured when the fire escapes on the fifth- floor' of, th building collapsd. They went up to the roof of the building on scalln; ladders. LULL IX THE ELECTIOX '' - i . CAMPAIGN IX BRITAIN ' London. Oct, 30. (By . the - A. P.) There has oeen a slight lull in "big gun" election oratory today... The new prime minister. . Mr. Bonar Law, moved into tils -offleiai residence' in Downing -stroct and will ho d . his- first cabinet meeting tomorrow. He is still experiencing dlffi--culty in completing his ministry. .Mr. - Lloyd- George and- Lord - Birken head in -their recent speeches a tGlas gow made great play -with tho medioc'3 political capacity and attainments of the statesmen the prime minister had gather ed around .him as compared with tboee who remained Joyal to Lloyd George, and these personal attacks on - the new ad ministration have - caused - considerabln angry , feeling on the part of the prime minister's lieutenants, the more especially as In their election campaign they are feeling iheir inferiority in oratory in com parison with their opponents.. Moreover. Stanley Baldwin, who ls llr. Bonar Law's chief lieutenant, is generally thought to have been somewhat tactless from ad electioneering standpoint when he declared there would be no immediate reduction in taxation. Altogether, in the general estimation of the press, Mr. Bon ar Law's stock seems to be in a falling market, while the Lloyd George stock, the ntwspaptrs assert, is risingr MEXICAN CONSULATE IN NEW YORK TO BE REOPENED Washington, Oct. 30. At the Mexican embassy here today, it was indicated that the Mextean consulate at New York, closed last week because of the writ of attachment granted by "the New fork supreme court In the case of the Oliver-American Trading . company, would be re-opened as soon as -that portion of the writ . applying - to - the property of the consulate had been va cated. '. Pending the re-opening of ' the Mexi can consulate in New York, Minister of Finance De La Huerta, of Mexico, is arranging plans by " which exporters shipping to Mexico from' New .York may forward merchandise to Mexico subject to the collection of consular fees at the Mexican "border points or ports of ar rival,, according - to a telegram receiv ed today from the American Chamber of Commerce of the United States here The cablegram said -that shipments thus made would, not, entail any loss to ship pers, such, as fines, etc . POXZI IS CROSS-EXAMINING ; ' ;. A Franc accountant Boston. Oct. 30. Charles Ponti's cross examination of 'Edwin L. Pride,' the public-accountant who- investigated the' post al reply coupon financier's business for the federal authorities two years aeo. own counsel, drew from Pride the stat- ment that the accountant knew "very little" about PonzI business. - Pride, under direct examination, said that in his report to the federal attor neyship estimated Ponzi's liabilities at $7,0000,000.. This he said, was based on the face value of the. notes. It was diffi cult to estimate, he declared how much money had been taken in because many investors, after realizing tht "50 per cent, ture of Ponzi's scheme, reinvested their notes. ' ...... Pride testified that from his examina tion he found Ponzi to be doing no bus iness except "taking money and payig it out to ote holders."' He, added that what, the defendant did ot pity out for the redemption of the notes, commissions, expenses and r investments, - he "had on hand." ' . - MISSIONARIES IN CHINA- ' KIDNAPPED BY BANDIT Shanghai. Oct. 21. (By the A. P.) A bandit army, the looted and partly burned the town of Shangtsaihsien.; pro vince of Honan, Saturday niht carried off H. E. Iugard- of the China Intent mission, and other missionary, workers, acording -to, advices received - here- from Hankow. , ,.. ' 'v - . , Madame Jdgard and her child elude! the marauders and csuaned. ; , , 0 n FIRE HJBROOKLYr ind were majting an attempt to reach th Iris reported to be trapped in the shirt hep When the fire, escapes 4ell. , All three of the men were left dang- . ng in the air, holding on to the eoplr-s t the building, with smoke and flames . Huring put around them. Tbey were inaly rescued by the comrades with ex tension ladders. ' Lilian GirsUy,' a stenographer, was de cending the stairs in the building when she was driven" back to the fourth floor by flames. She finally made her way to the front of the building, and leaped from a window before the arrival of firo- -men. She wag picked up unconscious. Fireboats were included in the apparat us sent to the scene by way of a canal a block away. A stiff wind handicapped .h work of the fiiemen. Nicholsberg, vjio escaped from tha shirt shop, said that the fire was dis covered firSjt in a stack of shirt material in a store room of the factory. One of the girl employes; he said, detected smoke and rushed to the store room to , find it- aolase. - ' Other witnesses Questioned by District Attorney Ruston, who went at once to the scene to gather testimony on he origin of the fire, said that the flames -appeared to have started on the lower floors, ind fed by shellac, swept to the other levels. - Mrs. Rebecca Lasky, who lives direct ly opposite the destroyed -building, said she was seated at the window of her room when she saw flames dancing In the win dows on the third and fourth floors In the middle of the factor. A moment later, she said, she w a man and two women climb to the window ' ill ' at the extreme east end of th! fourth floor, poise for a second and then dive to the street below. -..In 'the windows of the fifth floor, sho aid., she ftaw. the frightened faces of , girls pressed against the glass for a mo ment. -Then a cloud of smoke burst forth as several of the windows wit broken. When she could see the building again 'the faces' were gone. The fifteen girls missing are gaid to have beec working overtime. . BUSINESS IN NEW ENGLAND BETTER THAN A TEAS AGO Boston, Oct. 30. Manufacturing ac tivity in New England is better than at any time since last November and re tail, trade, has lx-n, very much , belles this fall lhan'lt was a year ago. "says the monthly review of the Frderal Reecrve Bank of Boston, made public tonight. "Taken all In all." the" review says, "conditions In the textile industry are distinctly encouraging and in view of the fact that this industry is the larg est -in New England and is peculiarly sensitive to changes in general business conditions. It tends to make the general outlook good for the Immediate future in New England." - ' Tho metal trades also are improving, the" review continues, and there hi al ready a scarcity of skilled workmen for the metal trades in several New England centers. , . t - "The volume of contracts awarded for new. construction in New' England this fall while considerably' less than tha rec ord amounts placed in the late spring and early summer, is stHl large enough to indicate that buildjng activity prob ably will not deeiine as much this win ter as usual." Referring to retail trade the review says "Merchants report that a better grade " of merchandist is being bought now than last fall. The public has apparently be come encouraged by the prospect for general business improvement and is spodins its money more freely." As to the transportation "situation, the review says, that the car ihorjago 'may tend to keen manufacturing from ex panding faster .and farther than funda mental conditions warrant." TWO ARMY . AVIATORS KILLED IN THE COLLISION OF PLANES " Honolulu, Oct. 30 (By the A. P.) Lieutenant Thomas V. Hynes and Ser jeant Ross Owens. Sixth Pursuit Squad ron, Luke field, were killed, and. Cap tain T. W. Allen and Lieutenant A. F Hebbard. Schofleld barracks, were - In jured when two . army airships collided today. ", . Lieutenant Hynes and Sergeant Owens were returning 1 to Luke field from aerial gunnery practice. While " attempting -a - landing, their plane side- . , slipped and crashed into another piloted by Captain Allen, with Lieutenant Heb bard as observer. - Hynes and . Owens were thrown from their seats and fell about 200 feet inta the narrow ,channel separating Luke field from the island of Oahu. . Captain Allen came out of the' crash -with a dislocated- hip and Lieutenant Hebbard, with a broken leg. The body of the dead lieutenant was recovered shortly alter the accident Naval divers are attempting to locata the body of Sergeant Owens. ' RELINQUISHING CONTROL OP ... . CHINESE EASTERN RAILWAY Washington. Oct. 30. Withdrawal of allied troops from Siberia has been fol lowed by relinquished control of the Chi nese Eastern railway on the part of the American, British, French,'' Its-Han and Japanese governments through their rep resentatives on the inter-allied committee at Vladlvostock and, the technical board at Harbin. Each of the five, govern ments, it was announced today at the state department, has instructed Us rep resentatives on the two commissions to conclude their - affairs and immediately terminate further activities. . leaving fu ture management of the railway la the hands of its board of directors. ONE BANDIT CAPTURED" ' IN ATTEMPTED HOLD-CP .New Tork, .Oct. 30. Armed with re volvers and knives, three masked ban dits darted late" this afternoon into tho Essex, street office of Sidney Classman,, diamond . merchant, . and attemptt-d to steal 20.00 worth of ferns. Classman made an outcry and the bandits took flight One was captured. The captured bandit, wielding an arrrfy bayonet, was clubbed Into submission by a policeman a short distance from too scene of the attempted, feoid-im' .