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Successor To De Valera
Elected Early Today
Attitude Irish Republican Army
As.To Treaty Causes
♦ Dublin, January 10.—-Griffith ♦
♦ moved the appointment of the ♦
♦ following for the new eabinet: ♦
♦ Minister of Finance—Michael ♦
♦ Collins. ♦
♦ Foreign Affa'ra—George Ga- ♦
♦ van Duffy. ♦
♦ Home Affairs— Eamon J. Dug ♦
9 gan. » ♦
♦ L<-vW Government—William ♦
♦ V. Cosgrave. ♦
♦ Economic Affairs —Br ya n ♦
♦ O'Hlggina. 4*
♦ Denfenso—Richard Mulcahy. J
[Associated Press Dispatch ]
Dublin, January 10.—'Arthur
Griffith was elected president of
7 the Dail Eireann today.
London, January 10. The
Times declares that all British
forces are to bo withdrawn from
Ireland, excepting Ulster, as
idly as possible, the movement
involving about 50,000 men.
Dublin, January 10. —The speedy
formation of a provisional govern
ment for Ireland was urged upon the
Dail Eireann by x Miehael Collins
shortly after the opening of today's
The Dail resumed its sittings at
11:30 o'clock with the reading by
speaker John Mac Neil! of a cable
message from Cardinal Gasparri. on
behalf of Pope Benedict, saying his
holiness rejoiced with the Irish peo
ple at the agreement that had been
reached, and sent his blessing to
them after they had passed through
their long period of sorrows faithful
to the Catholic chungh.
Michael Collins then roe 3 and said
the Dail must organise immediate
ly gome form of government to pre
sent a state of anarchy. The Dail
must make the treaty a success, he
declared. He referred to the' diffi
culties the new government would
meet, and urged harmonious cooper-
atlou to surmount them. w
"Unless we show we are not bos
♦k tUe,” he said. "England will have an
' *«?4£uaa for coatin4ii»*u_jM
E* r -/-Vw»ensHfvic?e Meeting
Dublin, January 10. —As the Dall
Eiieann assembled today, it was ex
pelled that a motion requesting Ar
thur Griffith to form a provisional
government under the newly ratified
peace treaty would be submitted at
once. The motion has been prepar
ed by Michael Collins, v i gave no
tice of his intention terday’s
session, at which Earn. e Valera
was defeated for re-elevtioa as pres
ident by two votes.
Although the divisions in the Dail
Saturday and yesterday cleared the
atmosphere to a certain' extent, the
position in regard to formation of the
new" government continues critical.
Some Anxiety Felt
Anxiety was expressed in some
circles as to the attitude of the Irish
republican army. It was said that,
although Its leaders uphold the treaty
a large section of the rank and file,
especially in *.he southwest, continue
irreconciliably against it, and this po.
sition is regarded as holding un
pleasant possibilities.
Another fear is that some repub
licans of a political bent axe, not
withstanding the Dail vote, firmly set
upon establishment of their own gov
ernment at any cost with the purpose
of making a failure of the treaty.
Encouragement for supporters of
the treaty arrived last night with the
announcement that organized labor
in Ireland had resolved to throw its
influence into the seale in behalf of
the new government. The Irish
newspapers continue their support of
the new order of things.
The New President.
Arthur Griffith was one of the
founders of the Sinn Fein movement
and has been among the foremost
leaders directing its activities He
was formerly qn editor at Dublin
and later established the paper Unit
ed Irishman, followed by the Sinn
Fein and then the Nationality.
In October. 1817, h* was elected
presiding officer at the opening of
the Sinn Fein conference in Dublin.
He was later nominated as the Sinn
Fein delegate from East Cavan.
During the peace conference at Paris
in 1919 he was chosen as an Irish
delegate to go to Paris and present
the Irish' case, but failure to get a
safe conduct prevented his attend
In July. 1919, he was elected act
ing president of the Irish national
assembly in the absence of Eamonn
De Valera in the United States. Later,
In ctober. 1919. he was elected one
of tbe permanent viee presidents of
the Sinn Fein organizations.
Arrested la Dublin.
He was arrested in Dublin in No
vember, 1920. anti spent montbs in
Mount Joy prison. During his im
prisonment he issued a message to
* the Irish people as to the conduct of
the Binn Fein organisation. An at
tempt was made to rescue him from
prison, but the armored car used tor
that purpose failed to carry out the
The return of De Valera from
America was attributed to Griffith’s
imprisonment, as Mr. De Valera on
his return resumed the active direc
tion of Sinu Fein affajrs. Early in
June last Shere were reports of a
London conference with which Irish
leaders would be invited to consult
with members of the British cabinet.
Griffith was mentioned among the
probable delegates. His release from
prison followed on June 21, last.
Griffith accompanied De Valera to
London in July, when the extended
series of conferences were opaned.
Later, when the conferences shifted
to different points. Griffith was ap-
pointed chairman of the Sinn Fein
mission. Ho -waa in London through
out October, November and December
carrying on the negotlatloua, Which
culminated on December 6, last, with
the signing of the treaty between
Great Britain and fteland which has
now been approved by the British
parliament and the Dall Eireann.
Griffith Nominated By Collins
Griffith was planed in nomination
by Michael Collins shortly after the
beginning of the session. As matters
stood, said Collins, Ireland was with
out a leader. He again charged the
opposition with obstructionist tactics
ana declared its desire was to create
the impression that Ireland was still
unfriendly to England to discredit
the supporters of the treaty. The pre
sent course of the Dall, if persisted
in. would give England an excuse for
remaining In Ireland, he declared.
The proposition to elect Griffith wss
opposed by John Maclntee, who said
he questioned the wisdom of putting
up, in Griffith, a man who was bound
by his signature to the treaty, to
wreck the Irish republic. He declared
no man who had signed the peace
agreement should be president of the
Dail. It was proposed to do gratiously
in carrying out the treaty what John
Redmond was coerced into doing in
1914, added Maclntee.
Eamon De Valera asked Griffith
whether he intended, if elected, to act
as the executive of the republic. The
Dall Eireann, he said, was represen
tative of the republic and of nothing
else, Peace was not established by
the treaty, he declared, as the strug
gle for the republic would continue.
“This body,” added De Valera, "has
not right to give away Its powers un
less it is established as a republican
Charles Burgess, following De Val
era, declared Griffith had broken th»
agreement not to sign a treaty until
the completed document had been
submitted to the Irish cabinet.
Answering the questions of the op
position, Griffith said that if elected
he would use his positoin to give ef
fect to the constitutional vote of the
Dall to carry out the terms of the
“The republic of Ireland’-’ replied
Griffith, "remains In being until the
free states comes Into being and there
Is an oportunlty to put the guestion
before the electorate."
Griffith said the Dall had approved
the treaty and that it must be carried
into effect. Therefore, he added, "we
must have a provisional government.’’
Miss Mary MacSwiney said Griffith
had made it clear he intends to get
Lloyd George to endorse the Dail as
the provisional government.
De Valera Leaves Hall.
Eamon De Valera and his followers
walked out while the vote was being
taken, in protest against the nomioi
tion of Griffith Speaker Mac Neill put
the motion tor Griffith’s election, and
he was unanimously chosen
Despite Griffith’s that
he would keep the republic going Mr.
De Valera declared Griffith could not
act as president and at the same time
as head of the provisional govern
ment. He said the position of Griffith
would be ImpossiKe and he urged
that some one other ihar. a signatory
of the treaty Jt>Z made bead of the
Dail. )
The suggestion was not followed,
however, and tr. De Valera and his
party left tie chamber, the unani
mous eleah’on of Griffith following.
Among those who walked out with
De Valera was Robert C. Barton, a
signer of the peace treaty who, while
voting for it, had declared he signed
it under duress. He voted for Presi
j*‘nt' De Valera’s re-election yester-
After his election. President Griffith
made this announcement: “The Dall
will continue to exist until the Irish
free state is set up."
President Griffith nominated, and
the Dail ratified viva voce the cabinet
Eamon De Valera and his party im
mediately went into conference out
side promising a Statement to the
press later. It was not known whe
ther they would re-enter the Dail.
Collins moved that Arthur Griffith
he appointed president of the Dail
The Irish nation had no captain,
continued Collins, who proceeded to
tell the Dail that he had received a
letter from the proprietor of the Cork
Examiner, sayinsr tne management o
that newspaper had been field up this
morning at two o’clock and compelled
said he called such methode “black
and tan methods” whoever employed
Fordney Tariff Bill Is
Now Being Rewritten
Task Before Senate Finance
Body; Hearings Brought
To Close
[Associated Press Dispatch.l
Washington, D. C., January 10.—
Hearings on the permanent tariff bill
having been brought to a close, or
practically so, republican members of
the senate finance committee embark
ed today on what is conceded to be the
very difficult and complicated task of
re-Writing the Fordney bill. Before
giving attention to rates the members
will decide upon the underlying tariff
Several methods of coping with the
unusual situation brought about by the
depreciation and fluctuation of for
eign exchange have been suggested to
the committee. President Harding has
suggested the fixing of maximum and
the minimum rates with the ehief ex
ecutive given authority to change the
duties petween those limits as condi
tions may waert t from time to time.
Thia proposal iu Piet with the ap
proval of some congressional leaders
and amendments to carry this plan in
to effect have been prepared by Sena
tor Smoot of Utah, ranking republican
on the committee.
Another suggestion has been that
the president be given authority to
proclaim-the value of foreign ourren
cy in terms of American currency as
a basis for the assessing of
Taliaman In North Dakota Case Con-
sidering Embezzlement Charge.
[Abaociated Press Dispatch. 1
Fargo, N. IL January 10. —The Jury
in the case of Frs nk'C. Heaton, for
mer bank teller, charged with em
bankment, was still deliberating ov
er Its verdict at noon today, having
been out since five o’clock yesterday
afternoon. No report came from the
jury room to Indicate the trend of the
Later the jury sought further in
structions fromg Judge Charles M.
Cooley, caking whether others em
ployed by the bank could be prosecut
ed if Heaton were found guilty. An
swered affirmatively It resumed Py
deliberation. ' <
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: P'} I
Railman Sues Northwest*
ern;His Claims
Alleges That , He Was Crushed
BetweenTWo Cars;Papers
Samuel H. Gaffner of West Man
kato, conductor of a Chicago, and
Northwestern switch crew in the
Mankato railroad yards, suit
in Blue Earth district court 'against
the company named for >35,000 for
personal injuries sustained by Hie
plaintiff in an accident in the local
yards at 4:30 o’clock In the morning
of November 9, 1921. Shmuel A. An
derson of St. Paul is attorney for the
plaintiff and prepared the complaint.
In the paper as prepared the plain
tiff sets forth that on the date named
he was engaged in his occupation of
switching cars at the head of his
crew and that he was crushed be
tween two cars, the result of negli
gence on the part of the defendant
company is not keeping cars clear of
the narrow space between tracks near
switches. The complaint sets out
that it was necessary tor him In the
performance of his duty to board a
train at the corner of a box car be
ing pushed by a locomotive and that
he did so. A moment later he was
crushed between the car he was rid
ing and one on the next track st a
point where there was slight ciear
ing on account of the closing in <
switch track.
In ti.? Qor,plaint he injuries al-
leged are described as follows: “He
was terribly crushed add injured in
and about his body, '.hat a large num
ber of ribs were torn loose from the
pine; that certain ribs so broken
■were thrust through and into the
lungs; that his eyes were severly in
jured; that he was severely injured in
and about his neck and that he is to
tally disabled and incapacitated and
cannot work."
He further alleges that at the time
of his injury be was strong and able
bodied and capable of earning $2500
per year at his occupation of rail
roading but that since tJs injury he
can earn nothing. That he has been
advised apd he believes that he will
always be a cripple and that be will
always suffer pain.
Papers in the action were served
on the railroad company today and
they are required by law to make
answer within twenty days.
Decrease of Taxes
In The Range Cities
Cut of Nearly Two and One-
Half Million Dollars Over
1921 Collection
[kssociated Press Dispatch.]
St. Paul, January 10. —The total
taxes to be collected in St. Louis
county in 1922 will be 12.461,130 leas
than the total assessed for collection
in 1921, according to the report of
County Auditor Walter P. Borgen to
State Auditor Ray F. Chase. The
taxes for 1921 to be collected in 1922
total >22,231,117 as compared to >24,-
622.347 tor the previous year. The
1922 list includes >199,648 of special
assessments and the 1921 list, >229,-
000 of special assessments.
The money and credits tax to be
collected in 1922 is >163,399. as com
pared to >158,115. The total valua
tion for tax purposes on which the
levy to be collected this year is as
sessed is >364,185,486 as compared to
-372.657,587 a year ago.
The collection for Eveleth show the
greatest decrease. The tax collection
list .in Eveleth for 1921 was >2,023,-
956. The total to be collected this
year is >1,376,730. In Hibbing there
is a slight increase from >4,695,948 to
>4,754,103. The total valuation for
taxation in Hibbing, however, show*
a decrease from >87.385,385. to >84,-
894,680. In Virginia there Is a de
crease of from >1,564,771 to >1,324.-
571, the latter amount to be collected
in 1922. In Buhl there also is a sharp
decrease from >1.067,294 for collec
tion in 1921 to >741,836 for collection
in 1922.
Estimates of the revenue which the
tonnage tax on iron ore will yield vary
from >1,500,000 to >2,000.000. This
will not be sufficient to jnake up the
decrease in other taxation,
Posse Citizens Are Blasting Holes In
River Ice For Missing Children
[Associated Press Dispatch.]
Chicago, January 10. —More than
500 citizens of DeKalb county are
working in relays near Kingston, 111.,
seventy miles from Chicago, blasting
holes in the ice of the Klswaukee riv
ej; in an endeavor to recover the bod
ies of two children, who are believed
to have been drowned Saturday.
The children are Isabel Kelfer. nine,
and Roger’ Brown, six, both children
went sledding.OU the river Saturday
and failed to return. • Housewives of
Kingston are serving hoc coffee and
sdndwiehes day and night. \
Yeung Minneapolis Man Frightfully
Injured Making Heroic Struggle. .
(United Press Dispatch J
Minneapolis, January 14.—With
baek, ribs and legs broken and his
spinal cord twisted, Roy R. Richard
son, thirty-six. is fighting death in
one of. the Minneapolis hospitals.
Surgeons ggy that he may live.
The young man was Injured late
yesterday afternoon in the Salisbury
& Satterlee plant when the elevator
fell two stories.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Decides
In Milwaukee Dental Csss.
[Associated Press Dispatch.]
Madison, Wla.. January 10—'The
state supreme court today determined
that a dentist may remove a patient’s
teeth without consent if, in the ex
ercise of his professional duties, in
overruling a judgment of the circuit
.court of Milwaukee county, awarding
Lars Anderson Dies 13.500 damages to Isabel Thorne. Six
Lars Anderson of Eagle Lake, who of her front teeth had been
has been ill for the past week, passed by Dr. L. A. Wandell against whom
away at 12:15 this noon. He is sur-.she brought action.
vived by his wife, who i» critically ill! She contended the doctor wm guli
wlth pneumonia and four grand chil- ty of malpractice and had acted
dren of Mankato. Mr. Anderson was against her will and without her
past seventy years old. * knowledge «’ wractlng the tpeth.
V .
Watson SenateTYuJe
Was Resumed Today
Colonel Bethel, Aeeist
ant Judge Advocate Gener-
al On Stand
[Associated Press Dispatch ]
Washington, 'D; C., January 10.—
Complete records In the cases of
American soldiers hanged after court
martial in France were cabled im
mediately to' the war department,
Colonel Walter Bethel, assistant
judge advocate general in the army,
testified today before a senate com
mittee Investigating chargee that
soldiers wereput to death without
Colonel Bethel has been pressed by
Senator Watson, democrat, Georgia,
whose charges in the senate led to
the appointment .of the committee, as
to why .no reports of legal executions
were made public long after the
armistice. \
Names Not Given To Press
"We sent the department the name
of tie man hanreq, the fact' of the
execution, and the offense,’’ said Col
onel Bethel “1 do not know how soon
the department made the tacts pub
Names of u.en hanged were not
given to the press out of considera
tion for relatives, the witness said.
Touching on ifce case of Benjamin
King of Wilmington, N. C., who ac
cording to prevous witnesses, was
killed by orders of “hard boiled”
Smith, an officer In charge of a pris
on guard, Colonel Bethel reiterated
that available war department re
cords “indicated” t>iat King was
killed in action or died of wounds. No
evidence, he said, had been obtained
to support the charge that King wnj
murdered and information t> this
effect has ber ivrygd to his fam
ily. - - ‘
Questioned Chairman Brands -
gee, Colors; Bethel declared notice
Of ezecktions was published overseas
in general court partial orders and
were sent to all organizations with
the expeditionary forces.
Want Congressman Johnson
There were several references to
Frank H. (Hard Boiled) Smith-, who
Colonel Bethel said, had been sen
tenced to three years imprisonment
for cruelty to prisoners. He had
recommended that term be reduced to
eighteen months, Colonel Bethel add
Senator Watson asked that Repre
sentative Johnson, republican, South
Dakota, who had stated in the house,
it probably was true that soldiers at
the front had been shot by their offi
cers because* they had become dement
ed or showed cowardice, be summoned.
Colonel Bethel said that while he had
no personal knowledge of such shoot
ing “it may have happened."
“I can imagine circumstances when
an officer would be justified in shoot
ing a man to prevent a stampede,” he
added. “Such a shooting would not be
tor punishment but to prevent dissolu
tion of the ranks."
Saw Opie Kill Soldier.
Charles E. Fox of iM-hmond, Vir
ginia, testified today before a senate
investigating committee that he saw
Major H. L». Ople of Staunton, Vir
ginia, shoot a .soldier in the back
north of Verdun in 1918.
“The man shot was wearing the
American uniform,” said Fox. “I was
150 feet away. As the boy was shot,
he threw his hands in the air and
toppled over. I do not know if the
man died. Sergeant Kane also saw
the shooting.
Fox declared the soldier was with
in six feet of the major when the
shooting took place, that he had ap
proached the officer and was moving
Aid For the Starving
Russians Under Way
Committee In Mankato Held
Meeting and Outlined Plan
Of Action
With a view to assisting in extend
ing aid to the starving populace of
Russia, a committee was organized
|n Mankato last night to solicit dona
tions of money that will be expend
ed for supplies lu Blue Earth county,
these supplies to be forwarded to the
stricken country. Many farmers have
already donated corn that has been
shipped abroad. It is the purpose of
the committee to purchase flour and
ship it to the unfortunate people.
The railroads carry tbe supplies free
to the seaboard and the United
States shipping bpaid has arranged
to have the foodstuffs tranaported
across the seas without cost.
The committee is made up as fol
lows : Dr. W. A. Beach .Senator Gustaf
Widell John G. Gerlich. J. J. Flach
senhar, Mrs. C. J. Holman, J. E.
Reynolds, Mrs. C. J. Laurisch, Dr. C.
J. Holman, IrN. Tompkins, william
Btradtman, Mrs. J. E. Regan, Mrs. D.
G. WillanL Mrs. J. H. James, Man
kato, Geofte E. Austin of Lake Cry
stal. t
What the Purpose Is.
The committee held a meeting in
the council chamber last night. J,
E. Reynolds was elected chairman
and Mrs. C. J. Laurisch secretary and
treasurer. .
It was decided to interest the
clergy, lodges, aid societies, thea
tres and people generally in the cause
of Russia’s starving. It was pro
posed to request the ministers to set
apart'a Sunday on which they will
speak in behalf of the unfortunates
which the United States is now try
ing to help with food and raiment
The supplies sent to Russia are dis
tributed by the American commis
The committee will make an effort
to Interest the people of Blue Earth
county in the philanthropic move
ComtnutuZZ enter Mankato
N&d, flaim Of The Women
Interviews With Number Of Prominent Club
Ladies* Wio Set Forth Their Views
, On The Subject
That a •community center builldlng
is the great need of Mankato was
manifested by the number of women,
who were interviewed by the Free
Press. There are many things Which
Mankato is in need of, but for many
years this has been the thing which
would have benefited the young wo
men* more man anything else. The
i>&ys and men had the Y. M. C ,A..
the Elks dub and other organizations,
but there has been nothing of any
laud which was for the express use
oi firis and women.
Mrs. J. W. Andrews, president of
the W, C T. U. of Mankato, said
that this was of course the great need,
but another thing that ought to be
taken up by the city council Is Mili
tary work. This work should be offi
cial, sb the proper work may be done,
and all places should be inspected by
a health officer to see that this is
done. For the good of Mankato, xhe
nearby pavilions should be closed.
They have proved to be a menace to
the young people and something
should be done about it. A committee
of men, with a capable chairman,
combining with women’s organisa
tions could do much to enforce all law
violation. Not only In prohibition work
but in other things could they do
Miss Hattie Noble stated in her
opinion the need of Mankato is a
community center, where girts irow
all parts of the ''tty will given on
oppo. ULulyZ ✓ >*ve a whoiestfCh so
cial me.
Mrs. J. S. Holbrook, president of the
Council of women: "If Mankato had
established a Y. W. C. A. years ago,
there would be no need of a police
woman, and the strict supervision of
the youn« in the city that there is
today. This kind of organisation in
the city is Mankato's greatest need.”
Mrs. Belle Carrington, secretary at
thet Teachers’ college: “Since I first
cam to Mankato during the wretched
summer of the typhoid epidemic, so
much has been done along the line
of oivlc improvement that 1 see no
reason why a long stride forward
should be made in 1922 1 do not know
that i have any specific thing to sug
gest, but one or two opportunities oc
cur to me. The one thing I felt most
when I first came to Mankato, after
having lived in Chicago and Minnea
polis all my life, was the dearth of
good music, but so much has been
done along that line, the need is felt
no longer. Now, I think something
should be done along the line of art,
and I would suggest that some really
good picture exhibitions be held —per-
haps one or two a year—and that the
opening night be made an event, so
that the public interest may be arous
ed. Frederick Keppel & Co. of New
York would probably be willing to
send an exhibition of etchings and
possibly a loan collection of line
paintings might be secured from the
Chicago Art institute or the Minne
apolis Museum of Fine Arts.
"The proposed community center
for girls, mothered by the League of
Women Voters, seems to me one of
the finest opportunities for united ef
fort on the part of every man and Wo-
Ran in the city. A business woman
Id me recently that the crying need
among the many girls i& business
places in the city was a place where
they could drop iu at noon for a quiet
minute to rest or look' at the papers
and magazines; and a recreation cen
ter for girls has been a long-felt
want. Such an enterprise would be
rfelf- supporting when once establish
ed, but a home must first be secured.
In many towns, some public-spirited
citizen has loaned a house for a term
of years, or given it absolutely, tor
sueh a purpose. Perhaps some Mau-
Rato Citizen will generously come to
the rescue.”
• • •
Mrs. C. P. Blakeslee, physical in
structor at the high school: "The one
thing that impresses me as a big
thing that Mankato needs is a place
to cany on activities for girts and wo
men, and a good live director and or
ganiser of their activities.
“When tne activities for the boys
and men of the city are considered
we find the following places for them
to spend their leisure time: Y. M- C.
A., Loyola, Elks, Masonic, K. of U.
and armory, and recohtly the public
schools have been opened for the
use of boys work. In basket ball alone
we find six teams for the boys and
men —American Legion, Com merci al
college, National Guard, Knights of
Columbus, Teachers' college and high
school. Besides these teams mention
ed each church is represented by a
number of boys’ teams all of which
have a place to practise at least twice
a week and a game. Preference Is
always given to boys' teams.
“Business men who are interested
in sports have curling leagues, volley
ball, hand ball, a club or lodge and
the bowling allays and pool halls. The
Flva Minneapolis Youths Given Stiff
Sentences By The Judge
[United Press Dispatch ]
Minneanolia, January 9.—Five boys
charged «Bh drunkenness were sen
tenced toWix nights a week at home
and the seventh night they are to be
home by eleven p. m. Judge Baldwin
eaid that if this parole were not lived
up to, the young men would have to
spend two months in Jail at hard la
bor. All of the boys agreed to obey
the orders of the court
Attempt To Blow Up Cold Spring
Power Dam Still Unsolved
St. Cloud, Minn., January 10—Fol
lowing an all night ano day hunt with
bloodhounds for the dynamiters who
attempted to blow up the Cold Spring
power dam, Sheriff Schoener of
Stearns county reported that the solu
tion of the mysterious attacks upon
the power plant were no nearer to a
solution. x
pease For December Shewn Over
That For November.
New York, January JO—The month
ly tonnage report of ‘he United States
Steel corporation made public today
showed 4.M8.414 tons of unfilled or
ders on hand.
This is an increase from Novem
ber’s unfilled orders which totalled
4,250,542 tons.
men and boys of the city are given
every possible means tor some sopt of
a place for amusement.
‘Lets consider the girls and women
for a minute. The girls outnumber the
boys five to one in the student popu
lation of the city alone, in the busi
ness population the number of women
far outnumber -the men. Recreation
tor girls is carried on at the high
school, Teachers’ college and Loyola
to a very small extent as the boys
have preference because of the out
side games, and demand the gymnasi
ums. There are for girth of high school
age three girl scout troops and five
campfire troops, which take in about
thirty girls each. There is one Busi
ness Girls Athletic club and the Blue-
Minn Riven Canoe club, the only
clubs of their kind In the city which
provide a definite program or recrea
tion for girls, and not one* tenth of the
girls and ydung women in the city
have a chance at them.
“I have often heard the remark that
there are too many girls on Front
street. Has there been a place pro
vided the girts to keep them off Front
street, as there has been for hoys and
men? la there a club in town for the
girls to go to in the evenings, to fine
good wholesome clean recreation.
Through the league of women voters
plans are under way for a community
house, it is a spiendld thing, but it
will hardly take care ot the great
number of girls in the city who are
and would be interested in-outdoor
and indoor recreation’:.
“What do girls want? They want a
place to ’hang out' so to speak, Just
like the fellows have at the Y. M- C.
A. and the Loyola. They want beskpt
ball teams. Kitten, MR- a
dean bowling alley, and at Best one
more skating pond. They Ivant an
outdoor sports dub that wool include
skiing, skating, sliding, slimming,
hiking .tennis clubs. <
“Another remark Bas beln made
that girts and women are lot good
sports. They are good winners or
sports- They are not good winners or
losers. They don’t have chance to
learn how to bo good winners or los
ers because they don’t have the
chance to compete like the average
boy and man have.
"‘Men and women of Mankato should
get behind the movement started by
the L. of W. and carry it much far
thar, eo every girl and woman as well
as every man and boy has seme defi
nite place and time for good whole
some recreation. The effort*'mid e to
better the mental and physical condi
tions of men and boys is excellent but
why have it one-sided. To keep up the
whole moral tone of the community
both boys and girts as well as men
and women should De given an equal
opportunity for whoieaomu amuse
ments. How canAbis be brou. bt about.
Through a community dn ■setor for
girts and women, who have charge of
their activities and clubs.”
• • •
Mrs. G. H. Trstton, chairf an of tbe
League of Women Voters: • The great
need of Mankato is the 1 immunity
center, and to that end, u>?i women
are now putting-’their effort [This is
being done for the welfare <* be girta,
and to bring about bettor I conditions
socially, in the city. This will be a
place where all the girls df the city
will bo welcome to come.and be hap
“Another thing which the city coun
cil or organisations might do, is to
provide better lighting on roads lead
ing oat of the eity that are not travel
ed much as the main thoroughfares.
The silver ravine road leading, to
Highland park, and the park itself,
ought to be lighted better during the
coming year.
Moving pieturee should be super
vised more than they have been. Borne
of the serial shows at the theaters in
the eity have been mediocre and are
dangerous for the young people to
Miss Sophia Lammers, public li
brarian: “The community center is
by all means the most important im
provement which could be made in
Mankato during the coming year.
More family reading in the homes
would do much toward helping the
young people. This custom has nearly
been eliminated, and it is one thing
that would uplift young and old. More
of the oid elassies of Dickens, Shake
speare, -Hardy, Howell, and others
should be taken off the shelf, dusted,
and made to become a part of the
life of the home. This will aid to es
tablish a higher ideal of citizenship.
Miss Eva Squires, school librarian:
“To do away with the hero worship of
the movies, which often is a danger
ous thing, tbe children should be en
couraged to read hero books. Have
them get a copy of the books of Ulys
ses, Siegfried, Don Quixote, Haw
thorne's book and Tanglewood, and
others, will be fascinating to the chil
dren if they are interested in them.
This is the work of the parents, to in
terest children in tbe right books.*'
Her Death Follows An Illness of Four
Mrs. I. F. Hinton died yesterday
at 8t Joseph's hospital at 1: IS o'clock
after an illness of four years. Death
was caused from diabetes.
Mrs. Hinton was born in Chicago,
June 2, 1447. She, came to Mankato
with her parents when a small girl,
and has lived here all her life. She
was married thirty-five years ago to
I. F. Hinton. To them were born six
children, four boys and two girls.
They are: Ray, Howard and Kenneth
of this city, Clarence of Brocken
.ight, Mrs. Oscar Patnode of Minne
apolis and Miss Katherine Hinton of
Mankato. Besides her husband and
six children she is survived by three
sisters. Mias Katherine Kenney and
Mrs. Frank La Clhir pf St. Paul, Mrs.
Fred Russell of Minneapolis, and two
brothers, Ik J. Kenney of Kirkboven
and Eugene Kenney of Minneapolis.
Mrs. Hinton was a member of the
Women's Catholic Order of Foresters,
Royal Neighbors, Catholic Daughters
of America, and the Ancient Order of
H Iberians.
The funeral of Mrs. I. F. Hinton
will be held Wednesday morning at
nine o'clock from St, John's Catholic
- Miller ver* Critical.
St. Paul. January 14.—Clarence B. Mh-
Mr, secretary of the repuMlean national
committee and former eengeewman from
Duluth, who was operated «a far appen
dicitis mor* than a week ago, WM T»-
''rrted by hospital attendants today aa
being "in a ven' critical concntlon.”
Louis Hohn,Son Rudolph, )
Are Now In -Mankato /
They Say He Ran Away And /*
* Left Them;*Don’t Like
“Nein!” -Nein!” accompanied wit for
violent gesticulations was the answer
to a query as to whether or not the
German people wanted the return of
Kaiser William to Germany or the as
cension of the crown pnnee to the im
portal German throne.
The answer was that ot Louis Hqhn
and his son, Rudolph, who arrived nt
the home ot the former’s sister, Mrs.
John Schulenberger, 7X5 West Fifth*
street, on Monday after a long jour-1
ney to this city from Hamburg, Ger
many. The younger man was a pri*.
rate in the German army* for fotfr
years during the last war and served
all along the western front
By trade the elder German is a
shoemaker and the younger a bak» r
and both hope to find wjerk and t o
make a home in this city.
Still Wears Uniform
Yesterday afternoon when a repre- »
sentative of The Free Press went to \
the Schulenberger home to interview f
the former soldier, Rudolph was in 7
the back yard, still wearipr ft? (jSF*'
man uniform but with a metal Ameri
cas to the front of his cap.
He was engaged in sawing wood with
Mr. Schulenberger. Rudolph was
willing to talk and through the aid of
his aunt told many things concerning
himself, the German army and living
conditions in that country today.
The travelers left Hamburg for New
York on December 17 and arrived in
Ellis Island on January L They came
immediately to Mankato and the trip
was over. Their troubles, however,
had gone before. Last April they got
money together for the trans-Atlantic
trip and were shout to leave when
they were summoned to Berlin to ex
plain why they should not stay in the
Fatherland since they were able
bodied and trained workers. Each
time they sot ready they were ham- *•
pared by the government until they
were finally released just about a
month ago.
Served Four Years.
Rudolph explained through Mrs. \ f
Schulenterger that be served four
years in the field artillery, at all times
in the ranks as a private. At this
time he is deaf in one ear from the _
constant roar of cannon. He served
at Verdun, several batties of the Som
me, Cantigny and in Flanders. At
this point he vehemently denied that
he bad ever seen any atrocities
against the Belgians or the French as ]
was told during war times and stated Z
that he had never heard of any alleg L_
ed atrocities Of the French against
German prisoners.
Rudolph was a member of the sec
ond battery in a regiment of the forty
seventh German division. He was
drafted into the service in February
of 1915 at the age of nineteen and
served to the end. Ho told about the
discomforts of soldiers during the
hard winters he said there were many
times that he and his comrades suf
fered from lack of food and then said
that sometimes there was plenty *to
eat although the supply of food stuffs
was not regular. /
The ex-soldier said that he never
came In contact with any American
soldiers during the time he was in
the army. He said that he had never
seen the kaiser, Ludendorff or Hind
enburg and mention ot the long range
gun that shot a projectile seventy-five
miles took him by surprise. He had
never heard of that piece of ord
Explain Kaiser Attitude
After the first excitement of de
nouncing the (kaiser had cooled off
Rudolph explained that the war lord
had run away from his people once
as had the crown prinee and his for
mer subjects were not disposed to
countenance any efforts at getting
him. back now that times are com
paratively safe.
He stated that in Hamburg there
has been much labor unrest and that
strikes and riots have beM frequent.
The Ebert regime was not popular
with the workers of his heme eity,
said Rudolph, and political disturb
ances wore frequent He said the
government was willing to allow any
old men to emigrate from the father
land but that drastic rules were in
effect to keep all young and abled
bodied men there.
Ne Dryness There
Father and son explained that there 7
is no such thing in Germany as prohi
bition and that a drink of the best
whiskey is available at any saloon for
three marks or at some of the finer
places, four nfarks. Beer sells at from
one to two marks according to the
pretensions of the establishment dis
pending the amber.
When jt comes to food and ijlothing
however, prices go up. An l>dinary
suit of clothes. Rudolph explained, is
retailed at 1500 marks and thexiuality
even at that figure is none of the best.
Poorer people there are unacquainted
with butter since the war add use
butterlne at a eost erf forty marks per
pound. . Meat comes at twenty eight
marks per gound. The shoes Rudolph
had on yesterday were of the plainest
design and he said they had cost him
four hundred marks. The eost of
clothing may, and probably does, ac
count for his wearing his uniform at
this lata date. , t
Both newcomers said they were
greatly pleased at their first Impres
sion in the United States and were
both anxious to-get work here. They
said they never expect to return to
Germany and were satisfied to live
and die here.
Bt. Paul Yeung Man Died Today Un
der Mysterious Circumstances. ,
[United Press Dispatch.] i
St Paul, January 10.—Ray Maicon j
died early today from the effects or
pneumonia and a bullet wound, said
to be self-inflicted. A woman known
as Mrs. Ray Maicon is being held by
the police without charge. She was ■
in the room with him at the Van
Dyke hotel whea the sho- was flred.
Maleoln is alleged tohayemade the y
statement that he fired the bfllet
into her person, "because she sail
»she would leave me.”

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