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09TH YEAR.
VOI 1,'MK 60
NC.MIIKK J2
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1919. ?TEN PAGES
SKf?"* ?FAIR
PRICE, THREE CENTS
kvangclist Peers Over Edge
of Platform and Dares
Devil to Do His Worst.
SAYS RICHMOND IS FARTHER
FROM HELL THAN WEEK AGO
Speaker Denounces Double
Standard of Morals for Men
and Women.
>\ I LI, Sl?i ;.\ K 1 x u\\ SI! I XG'TO.Y
Ministo,. .Afternoon Mooting Haps
Slutin Spirituality in Mod.
<-'rn Cliiircli.
"rrm#n nT ?n??l night
IM foil t|(| ?||| J)ft f* ,?? of l|,iH IM
or 'I'l.r Tln.r?-niHI,n,ch.
'-Topping from the heights of a'
* < ne Hia-tci with intense dramatic
^rr.0r~ill,? ""aI a l lhe traKi<- WW
I unthea. when she plunges her dead
<> us band h pointed in her heart rather
than enter the hur?m ot Cyrus-nuiy
?""day dropped down on his knees
'ipon i?:a platform at the City Audi
torium last night and peering' over the
^Re--I,guratlvely into tht. abys<J Qf
?1 - he Muiib u defiant chalU-nge at'
tlu evil one.
,'T,
price! h?!i ?'Jl to "'c ?*evjr at any;
^,tz l,H'
prova! /1VV"T",!l:",?n li,r J'v'no'ap
JenuH Chris: lllmselV.J" "th? Lu'a
srmytis to top
J'LI.IMT WITH A in ok ClIAIIt.
n tan ding on top of hi* miir,.i
hill' Itu,rdyha<,|a',|,,rUIIB ?Vltl' U,e ?'<> of
.'Xmrtic^n^rv
minded Mr Sunday had de- '
, answer of Ktchmond to the
tieth ccnuir j\"C "r?blCn' ?' t?S
ten?eyemoUonl',,^oryou 'want 'to'know !
| ^V^f'-ntJryV" Oo^Jiu" w?ut !
^VVst r%^iu^n^ur0rm lor!
out ,,fcn a"u women will come
ii clean-rut, nncornpromisingly on
win n? ?? '"hrlst. and when they
devil r lhoy W|U -v<cid to tU
,i * nie see t * a ? ? hands of 21)1
vlio'wm "."t1 ,W'0nu'" lhiH audience'
lJ*'?o ?III pl.-dge me their loyalty for'
? 'h?- Lord Jesus Clirlat."
Bfrim"iTiedn,?f( luini,!' 'vcnl u? instantly '
W !\ ! ?_ part* of the great thronir
Film!? Fa,<ik*d Auditorium to the
J limit of its seating capacity. I
At;IHK.vci-; aI'i'itovks
?iv?;m:-sia\i>aui> iikmaiiks
Richmond again made emphatic!
answer to the evangelist in u stron
tide of deafening applause which
surged up from the vast audience wlx-n i
l in the course of his sermon .Mr Sin
day touched upon the single standard
of conduct for men and women
%#r h^t about a woman?" demanded)
.?lr. Sunday. (?oj -Almighty mark<--i
sm \ sa?<; l>ath for men and women i
Mn is sexless. What is wrong for a
i o?'n?rLl?'\? U WlionK for ? man to'
is is, .ini "S nee'1, of A,?erica to-day i
t 4 ?*> th>. single standard for men and*
VTV.en" A faL,en man I* as truly a|, 1
adulteier as a fallen woman is an adul- i
?ss.rwririff, iis-sr?*; s?,
fig ffjsasr- * "? ?&s?i
"fhero is many a man.- declared the
e\angelist with convincing emnlmsis '
that stoops and does the thing that!
he wouldn't want his wife to do. s*o. !
And he says. .She is my wife, or she i
? s my sister, or slie is my sweetheart '
or she Is going to bo my wife.' ' >
wins has as coon kh;iit
TO KIM. || I ok WITH lli>OZK '
.... A,ul ,Kel\ continued .Mr. Sunday i
,? !'r ,iVif,e has a, good a right i
tu walk down and sit around with a i
as "vou'have' l'?ri hidt ,"1 w,th hooze
ySnfmn,",!!
"And your wife has just as cood a1
riglit and sit around and spit out oatlw
as you have: just as good a right to
J I i wn lI1"' ?treet squirting wbac
Ui.i neither if ?SiUuW;iik as >ou have,
right y?U haVe an>' reaJ !
"And do you know," .Mr. Sunday went
on. sonic such dialogue as this had
been going on between the seves for
ages until Jesus Christ came Info the
world and changed it:
The dialogue in question as enacted !
by Mr. Sunday with all hi* ?.T...7?i. :
versatility as a born showman wa" '
a triumph of dramatic art. "M o d"; I
maiuh of woman, he ?*?]?...... i
?... Irony. "Ih.t Si,o i
place of purity where God nut her
but lie has cut out for himself a niche I
away down below where Clod AlmlJhtS
originally placed him, and she leins
?yer ?he balustrades and battlement i
of hei alabaster purity and says to her I
lieire and lord: I
"Where are you going?'
'None of your business.'
" an't | go with you?'
' X o " I
'Well, what is fauce for the tror>>:..
is ??atice Cor the gander. VVhv not'''
?|>ecause If you do they win'tramnle
you tenciith their feet.'
Ibirkr*" ',0 y?U th,nk -vou wln como
N'one of your business. I'll come
back when I get ready.'
rOl.NTAIX OF Pl'HITV roil WII.MKV
A not; WALLOW FOR Ml<:.\
"Oh."' exclaimed the evnngellst with
biting sarcasm. "A fountain of pur tv
for women, a hog wallow for men
springs of purity for women, a muci
puddle for men. No sir! Such a doc
trine crawled ont of the pit of hell
C.od demands the same standards of
living for both men and women."
The evangelist took a side-swipe at
dancing, and the giving of dances In
connection with entertainments for
soldiers I'm against It!" he declared
with tolling emphasis, bringing his
chair down on the floor in a resound
Ing blow. "With all the power that
Cod Rives mo I'm against it! Tho
cussed danco!'
The evangelist again evoked a storm
of applause when with vivid splashes
?l *or.du hc l)a'n'e<* for his ftudienco
of Southern men and women from Mio
brilliant palette of his Imagination a
(Continued on Last Pago?)
On Billy Sunday's Trail
ykstimida v.
Dciplte fntluuc of hnril trip over
rough rundw to Cuiii|i l,ee Monday
afternoon, Mr. it it (1 Mr*. Sunday imil
Itodclicn*cr, Ilre\?*ter und Mat
(lifHH, of tlie Sunday pnrty. wrnt
over to I'ctrrnliurg nooii after lirrnk
fiiNt nt the Richmond Hotel, to take
part in a whirlwind drive t?? mine
I'rtrrHlmrK'H quota for the Syrian
and Armenian relief nork. The
muin of 918,DM nnn rained In n few
minuten following Mr. Sundnj-V
brief talk.
Before - o'clock >1 r. Sunday lvit*
hack In Richmond an<l' preached a
roimlni; Hermon to the hleKrtt after
noon audience yet anneiuliled In the
Auditorlum. >
"Sometime*, when Mr. Sundny I*
dead tired," mild lloli Mutthewn, "lie
drlvcN hlniNelf to jtreater effort than
he docn when he In well rented."
At 7ISO o'clock the rinncrlUt de
livered anotlier Nplendid nddrenn to
5.IMMI people packed and Jammed Into
the Auditorium.
TO-DAY,.
Preaching for everybody at "
o'clock. Mi*. Sunilay nay*. "Tell
the people to come In the afternoon
lantcad of wuilinK until night.
There in not nucli a croud In the
afternoon, and they can till KCt la
and Ket Kood neatn."
At 7i.'lll o'clock the night ?er?ire
J11 l>eKl?. Doom will lie open nt <1
o'clock. "1'lrnt come, flrxt nerved."
If there in dancer of being late In
having to prepnre the evening nieul,
hounekccpcrn nhouid keep In mind
that the V. \V. C. A. lunchroom
nerven riellcloun food for a nominal
price, :iml thai the lunchroom wnn
entalillnfied nt the requent of' the
local committee, und In, itn it were, a
Hilly Sunday campaign emergency
meanure.
FOR FAMOUS DIVISIONS
New York, "Wildcat" and Buckeye
Commands Directed to Pre
pare to Sail.
GltKAT WELCOMES AWAIT THKM
Home states Will Be Given Oppor
tunity of Staging Historic Hecep
tions of Returning National
(juardsmen.
f By Associated Pr<?5S. 1
WASHINGTON', January 21. ? Tho
homeward How of American lighting
units which had tlic opportunity t-->
distinguish themselves in action .soon
will begin.
Tho War Department announced to
day three famous National Uuard di
visions? the Twenty-seventh (New
Vork); Thirtieth (Wildcat), and the
Thirty-seventh (Buckeye)?had been
ordered to prepare for embarkation.
There was rto information as to when
thq dlvi'ion6 would start fro a French
ports, but. heretofore, ii hat. required
several weeks for units to embark
after being assigned' "lo early convoy.
Divisions having a distinguished
fighting record and others having a
distincil\e local Identity in the United
States will be kept together after
their return from France until they
can be paraded at home, and receive
the welcomc that the people are anx
ious to bestow.
No definite plans as to the threo di
visions now designated for early re
turn have been made here, but it is
assumed at the War Department that
the various units of each division will |
lie sent home close together, so that
it will he no hardship upon the men
who arrive first to keep them or- !
ganized until the entire divisions can '
be paraded.
HOLD NKW K.Yfn.AND AND
RAINBOW DIVISIONS TOGKTIIKR
Other divisions which will be par
aded on their return are the Twenty
sixth (New Kngland) and the Forty- !
second (Rainbow). Secretary Baker !
indicated to-day that he had practi- j
cally determined to have the Rainbow ]
Division, which is composed of troops i
from nearly all States, march In re- I
view both in New York City and I
Washington.
It Is assumed here that the Twen- |
ty-seventh Division, commanded by j
the only National Guard officer who !
retained the rank of division com- i
mander throughout the war, Major- j
General John F. O'Ryan, will be sent |
to a camp or cantonment convenient
to New York.
Similarly the Thirtieth Division will
gb to a Southern camp, where It can
be reviewed by the people of North
and South Carolina and Tennessee,
front which States came its original
personnel, j
DIVISIONS WEll 10 ll.VDER
COMMAND OF HAI(i
The Twenty-seventh and the Thir- i
tieth Divisions were commanded by
Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, the
British commander-in-chief, whose of
ficial report at the close of the war j
gave to these American troops, then !
serving with the British Fourth Army, j
credit for breaking the Hindenburg j
line in Flanders.
SUSPECT FOUL PLAY
IN CONNECTION WITH
DEATH OF CAFFORD
Lawyer, Thought to Have Been
Burned to Death, Had
Been Hit on Head.
[By Associated Premt.)
WILMINGTON, N. C., January 21.-?,
The coroner's Jury, which Investigated j
the burning to death of Walter P. I
Gafford, young criminal lawyer. In the i
ofllce of Justice of the Peace John J. i
Furlong late last night, announced
shortly before noon to-day it suspected
foul play in connection wjth his death.
A hat, said to have been found In
the room, showed that It had l?een
struck with a blunt instrument. Clotted
blood was found inside the hat.
According to Dr. J. S. Newman,]
county physician, who exumined tho i
body this afternoon, Gafford had been I
struck on the head with a blunt in-'
strumenl. The coroner's jury was to;
complete its findings later Jn the day. j
The police were investigating this i
afternoon Jo learn who was last seen
with Gafford.
Farly reports indicated that Gafford
was burned to death after hla clothes
had ignited from a gas stove while he I
was asleep, it having been thought]
that he had been overcome by fumes
from the stove.
Iluennn Alren* Harbor Trade Paralysed.
BUBNOS AIRES, January 21.?Re
ports from Montevideo stato ships
which have docked there are .unloading
cargoes consigned to this city, otolng
to harbor strike here. Newspapers
point out that shipping of meat* and
cereals, which was not Interrupted by
the German submarine warfare, Is now
virtually paralyzed by the strike.
Shipping agentB have asked the gov
ernment to provldo tugs to assist In
getting their vessels out of port, ap
parently seeing little prospect of a set
tlement of the trouble.
Denies That Profits of His Com
pany Have Been Ex
cessive.
COST OF ANIMALS JUMPS
i Head of Big Packing Concern De
' clares Wages Have Greatly
Increased Also.
WASHING TON". January 21.?.1. Ogden
Armour, of Chicago, king meat packer
j of the lulled Stater, to-day told the
packers story of their own business
J to the House Interstate <:omm?rcc Com
j in it tee.
j It" is the first of the head., of f.i?
"hit? live" packing companiev to come
j before the congressional committees
j now working on the packer bill rec- i
j oinmended by the Federal Trade Com
j mission.
; lie started to rend a"carefully pre
i pared .statement, controverting the
I charges of the federal Trade I'ommla
; slon, short 1 v after 10 o'clock tills morn
I ing. bat after an hour liis voice, more j
accustomed to the low tones of otllee
I and telephone conversation, began to i
j fail him, and It. I). McManus. the press
representative of his company. * was ,
substituted. In the afternoon he \va.>
subjected to a careful cross-examina
tion by members of the committee for
over three hours.
CO I" .N 8 El, I'Olt SWIFTS
PAV.K CI.OSi: ATTIC.\.1'H)\
In the audience sat Henry Vceder. of
the counsel for Swift & Co.. whose !
name is linked in packing lilstorv with
the Veeder pools, the early medium
by which t|ie packers apportioned the'
country into buying and selling ter- '
ritory and maintained tlic-ir packer suz
eranity^over their domain. From time'
to time swift smiles flashed over i
Yeeder's face as he marked Mr. Ar- :
inour's failure to meet some question .
or as tile witness drove some point
home. There is commercial jealousy |
and rivalry for packer supremacy be
tween the two great companies.
Mr. Armour traced the growth of!
Armour & <"o. from a small branch of
the little Milwaukee packing tirni of j
Plarikington &? I-ayton. in tho sixties,
to its prevent mammoth proportions of
a business, of J86l.000.000 in 1918. II
hail grown through efficiency in man- ;
agement and operation, he explained,
and by the reinvestment of the greater
proportion of its earnings in its busi- j
ness. Eighty-seven and nine-tenths |
per cent of its earnings had gone back j
into tiie business, and only 12.1 per
cent hr.d been declared dividends, iie ;
explained. 4
ARMOURS Ann XOT
I'AIITV TO AW I'OOI.S '
j "Armour & Co. r.re not and have
I not been for many years a party in
i the most remote degree to any pool, ;
i arrangement, agreement or comblna- j
Hon of * any kind whatever tor the'
.control, regulation--or' limitation -or |
? restriction of the purchase of live stock
! or the sale of Any products or by
products thereof,'* the witness sain
in his formal statement.
Mr., Armour contended that i h* I
profits on invested capital in the pack
; Ing business were less than In mos:
large businesses
| nit; slvnp ix profits
OX BACH DOI.I.A R
"Our gross-'sale* in this country in j
1918 were >801,000.000. compared with :
J575.000.000 in 1017," he told the com- |
inlttee. "In spite of this increase our .
net profit was but 1.8 cents on each
dollar of sales, as compared with 3.7
in 1917. Our net income was $15,247.- j
837.53. at the rate of 9 per cent on our ;
net capital invested and 14.7 per cent i
on our common stock after provisions j
for dividends on preferred. Two mil
lion dollars, or only 2 per cent, has ,
been paid out In dividends on the com- ,
mou stock, we being compelled to re
invest the balance, over $1 3.000.1?>0. ;n ,
the business to meet the eyer-sncreas-i
Inc demands for additional facilities.
This is in addition to J60.000.000 we.
borrowed for this same purpose on our ,
convertible debentures. j
"Our business is predicated on a
rapid turnover of h. big tonnage at a j
small margin of profit. Hssn prices
are not conducive to a quick turnover.
We are suffering from them, but we |
are helpless before them. Our labor ,
cost us last year $20,000,000 more than
ir. the preceding year, and the same
number of pounds of livestock cost us
In 191S S100.0o0.0u0 more than in
1917."
COlTL,I> XOT KAHX PROFITS ;
AI.I.OWKI) nv FOOD HOARD
Commenting on the margins of protit j
allowed by the food administration. Mr.
Armour said that because of market .
conditions, "we were able to earn onlv
a fraction of the amount allowed on
volume, and only about one-lialf the
authorized return on Invested capital."
The margins allowed were 2.5 per |
cent on volume and 9 per cent on .
capital Invested in the meat-producing
lines. There was no regulation on the
by-product activities of the packers.
Taking bacon as an example of t''e
high cost of living. Mr. Armour /
lowed its mounting nrices. "T >-?? . >?
it costs .something like 70 cents a j
pound." he said, "while yon bought it ;
four years ago for 20 or 30 cents. In i
1915 we paid for live hogs in Chicago j
an average price of $7.10; in 191t>. j
$9.CO; in 1917. $15.10. and in 1918. j
$17.45. It is the same and even higher
now.
PRICK OK I.IVi; HOfiS
IXCHKASKS 1U.-. I'KIl CK.VT !
"The Increase In the price of the live '
hog during the four years figures 245
per cent. But hogs dress an average
of only about 70 per cent. The re
mainder is by-product material, and
did not increase in value ns rapidly as
the animal on the hoof. So the 70 per .
cent of the animal that was pork had i
to carry all of the price increase. On t
top of that, the cost of our labor and i
our fuel was practically doubled, and |
every other element of cost entering
into our production was up In propor- I
tlon. The bacon had to carry all f.hat |
cost when It went to you in tlie mar
ket. That's the reason it cost vou i
three times what it did In 1915. The :
same thing Is true of other meat foods. t
"There is no packer manipulation of :
meat prices. Of course, we buy n?
cheaply as we can. I wouldn't trv to !
te I you that we didn't. And we gel as ?
much as we can for our products, hu: 4
the laws of supply and demand ab
solutely control.
COMPARK8 AlOIOti'ns
WITH ST AT I OX I>ORTKIt
"Armour & Co. is like the Union Sta
'****? t J take a cab there and trei
out. The negro porter taken vour crip
to the station, and you tip him for It
iou pay him for a service, it's an ac
commodation to you. That's Armour.
We make n market for the producer
and produce n needed commodity for
the consumer. Because we do a hip
volume of business \ve can produce it
cheaply for the consumer. That's to
his advantnge. But If the price of
? !v*stock to the producer goes too low.
hell quit producing livestock and
we'll have nothing to sell to the con
sumer. We must he of Service arid
advantage to both." ' .
On crossexamlnatlon, Mr. Armour
told the committee that figures showed
(Continued on Second Page.)
m , " 1 I 1 # 1 1 ? ?? ??
PmIImnm Parlor Cnm now >feing one.
rated on Norfolk and Wenteffv "Cannon
Ball", trains to Norfolk.?Ad* <
Army Officer Formerly at West
hampton Suspectcd of Com
j niitting Murder.
authorities now on trail
Positive Identification of Victim
I Is Claimed by Sheriff
! Webb Sydnor.
.wS, V, r"m":y
... . M>ar*??tlon Hospital x...
- at WeMtiiainpton on a chariro <.r
murder tig :1 '"u:
'?M'O.te.l wlth ^ i * " r:i",K?'
<? 111 a tunc.
, s ;:i;v kBow -f ?"*
^ i.ttu.lrT"jhh 1 War??.
it i, understood " ,nt> e,,"lo?l>
j;rtiVi; '',entl"c?tl<iii of the vounir
woman was made scv<r-,i ,1,,. *
Slip riff "? uays agu bv
I?. T,r "'"X,""
:? WM.i?,r?'lt5" unu"'is *??><?i
ttssr.sk
???v 1-Ol.M, IV II1VEH
Tl.? I I ,,V -V,,:9,{0 'l?AIM?i:u
found "Jo/n'ol/ ?iu'b' w?|na? u;?s
tea " sras
who \\a.- inakinir i . ?olorod trapper
way in * a !ol,r of the waier
on tiie root or'a"mo'1 T?
>"ie of the face was i?^i. J he r,?lu
and the tneorv u-lV , i y c,"uancd.
heavy Idow I Li iU Va!,cctl ?>'at a
the woman before sh.*'was '!hr<,Ca! '? of
the water. thrown into
wal"Twfro?r2"?Hn 'in ?-?ld
Ktron^. -n,^ ' ?s,zc' hui very
tft
k5.A".,?h,!i ??*S?I
.'".i .
-??? ?.m.r,S" S&njg !&;
"OU1 ' IKS ON SLA||
c., , ,V MH,SK\\k i
""" !
1" Fill ton. After the!u?r"ta hli.shmcnt.
SKI/; 'injected "rif V j
utor Toler ot the Polled I "? ?|,cr
and were uk?h ?. ., department.!
y?z'
&S33WWI
which had set in The restil'ts'o'f the '
examination of the stoma'riVi,?i !
b?en announced late last niKht *>0t I
SHKltlFI' WORKS WAV
AM) XICJIIT ox task!
ii Is known that Sheriff \Vei>i> q,-,i i
1,L ', t;'hw 's!no(\ '?st ?aturd:iv. He!
i??. v- IT?" at l,ls since that '
J.-.' from ,H."5.S"?S'JS:roer',.0,f !!,'? |
sa.r&, .ss-v"znsisrW
vr,o.r,'!'S?,ii"h,e
hnoi VV "n.r,er nrrest and on iiis w?v
rilVii after'hlnl* 'h"ee
rommoinveahhs Attorney \v \v
brought before the bar of justice.
SEPARA TE REPUBLIC
PLANNED FOR BERLIN
ANDJTS ENVIRONS
President Will Be Electe,I for
Ter/n of Seven Years. It
Is Announced.
niiRLIX. January 21.?Berlin and its '
immediate environs hereafter will |)f.
a separate republic, independent of I
russia of which it has been hitherto!
the capital. The Rlilnefcnd (hitherto ,
Rhenish Prussia) will i,e joined to Or
man Austria, and the two will for?,, o e
of the eigrht republics that ?.*iii
Mitute the new .i^nian feVo'aUon" ^
virtually a I.nited States of Gcrmanv '
the who e to he a federated republic
An otlicial statement to this eff.n-t
wa? issued to-nlBht. Having rocefvwl I
the assurances at the poll# of confi.
donee of nearly ;?0 per cent of the (Jer- :
setnits?e^|
IS,;,""nC
A president will be elected for a term
o. seven years. He will appoint cha, !
cHiors (equivalent to'the Premi.-ra of I
\\ ??steri) democracies) and mini?u.? ?
.. T'i? reirhMlag ?|n l? "oCoJn, Jf ?,
b^Tr '!,,?o " ""I"""
..."'"e.d?r'?,n.,ri;"ir,a',?..,o,',,b,ic?
rfe'""" aml -5u?' ria
WILL CONTINUE BLOCKADE
Complete ^Jfer.nrnt KxIm* llet?v?-ei.
1 /Mvern ah t? it?
ton t Inuntlon.
?nfs s;'
oftx;?aa T^z\^Tion 1
the A^nerfean' ^'onVtMUio^T'tha't"the ^om- i
bargo should be llftorl to a certain ev- !
if"!' i!,l! fxtent. he I rig the shipment !
of a limited amount of foodstulTs Into '
Oermnny to end the present shortage!
terrorism. l? allay thc sprea'1 of \
Rut the blockade remains tho one '
thecalM??V/ W?np0n ^ thc ""ndfl of
the, atllen so far an mailing Germanv
come to terms when it Is time to elen
the poace treaty. Upon this nolnt
there is definite unanimity of purpose.
SINN FEIN PROCLAIM
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
&
Experts Entertain Widely Divergent
Views as to Germany's Ability to Pay
Il\ .11 ST IN Mv(*U.\TII.
l*Alti;>, January lit.?Aroadv
some of i Ik* crout llnunrlcr* o t
America stud Britain nnn in I'nrl.s
jut cousldcriuir the amount nf lIn*
Intlt * ti ii 11 j which licrinany is
? niialile hi |i<i> iii^.
'I'liix In >m>iiii?I to prove one of the
? lltlSl lllllll'lllt 4|llf sf iOIIK lo conic lic
fiire Hip i.ciicc coiilcrcncc for deci
sion. 'I'licrc is nliKiihilr unanimity
on llic principle lliat (?c-rnntn v
should lie iinmCanciI lo llic full limit
of licr capacity lor llic wanton ile
nl ruction which rightfully en n lie
clinrKod iiuiilunt licr.
llul there In ii wide difference of
opinion as to the amount nliicli
cun lie filleted without draining the
economic lifc-lilooil of llic nation
and makitiK il not only impossible
lo recii|irralc within a reasonable
lieriod of tiuir, lint miiUhiK it i i?? ?
possible to con 11 nur payments it I all.
The lillVcreucc In llic uiiollicial
estimates of the allied nations and
the estimates of American financiers
is no witle that il In more than
lirohaliic the conference will he
forced to select an Interallied
iinancial commissiim for the iiurjiose
of I liorn ii ;; Ii I j coiiMiderlii|; t lie bills
tiKainvt <>rriitnn> which the allies
Iinve in iirosrnl. antl then eonwider
Inu; tin* e.xteiit to wlileh tlic lirrni'iit
mill iiro.speetlvv rmDuri'cii of l?er
niniij art- <-a|ialile of Mainline 'he
Ntriiln of ilirtr demand*.
l''rnni'p'K bill I.h esti
mated lit SUS.tlOO.OIMI.OOO
? li'ltiliii'M iM.OtlO.tMM.Oim
Italy's
llelirittlU*H 10,IHM),tMK>,IM>:i
No rli la's r.,OlMMM)Ot(M?l
It oliiiiii nia's
'I'lie total approx iinnte maximum
elulms arc 91r?0,t:iM?,IM>0,tHH>.
'I'liai iIoi'.h not Inelude Amerlen'*
elaliii*. If sho makes any.
?rill' iliflietilty Is that xiinir Mnan
elers nhn hair jtlvon enreful eon
Kiilcra(ion to the i|ites|loii do not be
lieve (icrmtiny enii tiikr enre of any
itiI'll ia?t Mini, and they have voleed
tin* opinion iliat If no Kri-al a Mini
hlionlil be r\nctrd tlir lev.v would
roMlll in (?ermnn>'? rrunomlc rain.
Kinniioicr* who linve ndvaneed
ill in view are liy no mean* disposed
to lie lenient with (irrninn.v. They
desire tlint she shall he ninile to
|i:iy an iiini'h in she can hear, hut
they iioltl. at the same time, that to
n*se->.s her more than she eai? hear
would lie n mistake from the allied
view piiin.
I? IE EVOLVED TO-DH
Some Form ?>f Inquiry Will He In.
stitution Without Heroin i/.ing .
Kit her Knot ion.
so\ii:ts \m; not whlcomio
I-ormer Danish Minister at IVlro^rml
I)isc?)uranrs Proposal to Open Xo
KOtiations Witii liolshevlki?KITer
live rmy \ tun hers Only UO.OOO. !
(My Aj-soclatod Presy.l
I'.Mils. January L'l.?The supreme !
council of tlio {jrcat powers hopes to
formuinte a concrete proposal on Kus
?sia at to-morrow's meeting.
This was 'the definite odicial an
nouncriniMi! of the comiminit|uc is:tu? I
to-n!gln after the council had been '
considering the Russian situation eon- !
tinuously for the last two days.
It can be t'.dded that while thU con- 1
Crete proposal was not linallv decided
n.r u'l c lo llH n\nln fea
mmni..,.'1' "Breed on in principle. The
^v-Vr- . on> 11,0 session. how -
*.? i/ ^ee',nK' that there was no ?>ov
^teifen remedy Insuring n certain euro
tir'n difficult and dangerous situa
tion. and that It would lit- desirable to
aL"""1 ?"?
bet hi ['f n p It ITb r' ?? ' t,hiH PronoanI will
llussk'in Al in1st e r *Fore? it n" ? Air ? Vr?
?tcent* "m rfivo'ution. nor anv Soviet*
of Vtusslnn affairs'^""'.* 'I*
uestion at Is"ue ofT?l.ll,ci' *u1? f,f t!l" 1
i? piV?-''u ^ This determination'
sheviki "Ka uu" ">e I!ol
fiS=S5"?|
RxattjUKnti
should not come to ffirl5OPHSC?-l4? 'JT
las: of the minister >. i ?s '
grad, and :</-?! to 'f"ve I'etro
being withou? * ' ''th? remainder .
clothing or " shoes- ' He ,ii iinu,i,itlon
?i>e llr-.l arm " was ^ ?,s"
[[om the famished oensanrs ?.t<ITU.it<*fl
litis means to ob--iin iv... ? 5vll? took
the Soviets ^ h" 7' <l,e pay i
The Polish question wl ! Kiv,:
to-morrow's session u'> "1
matter of Uussi-i r'. '? as Oie
a*,ass if,5
I
X.1
GOVERNMENT WILL ENFORCE
NEW RATES ON TELEPHONES
>?>.?( It |N | MrIrM.H for StntcN
to I'rotrsl.
i. ">>S, January 21.?The I
I ost-OHice Doparlment will stand pit :
on its new telephone rates. Further
more. it wl enforce the p:.v,?e?t of!
the new to.Is. despite conflicting or- :
tiers of .State public utilities commls
w m ,h,;?ufho,,t country, said!
William If. Lamar, solicitor of the de
partment, to-night. 1
i?er'1 ,n:,1<0 ?'"'>? difference If
- - 'V commissions or more pro
ii.' . continued, "the now r',t,.s
wll! be enforced?and collected. N'?th-;
? ng will swerve the program but *i
word." ,,,j,",eUo"- That Is our final J
wMl,,?o!,e,vi2!l,1,tl?inS ?f S,"to '-ontro!
wi.l not exist again until the govern
ment returns the companies and re
eases he Federal control. aeoo?1 in
to this theory. u|i'B j
RELIEF RECOMMENDED
lN<*raHlrd rnnimlMNliiii Will He \nme.l
? or 1 r-Mle. lluMmrext nnil
< oiiMtnttdnoplr.
I H.v Associated Press. |
colnciV^r supply ^.nd1^"ixTl'ef. 't'^Us i
?.?? a,;?; i
a recommendation that interallied re-1
'i'-f commissions be appointed for!
HerKow ^ ,r,IUU0St '"V"1 VOnStai,thl?nl0.i
Hi rbeit C. Hoover, the director of gen- '
eral ot rolief, presided at the meet- I
lug.
Jlolxlirvlklsin In Anln.
LONDON. January 21.?The liusslan :
Bolsnevik government for a long timet
nas been organizing an extensive
propaganda for revolutions In China
India and Persln, nnd In now ready'
as soon as the opportunity offers to
8tnd ngonis with large sums of mo'nev
to stir up trouble throughout Asia, ac
cording to reliable advlcoe received
ncrc.
Nassau County GtrnuJ .Fury I'^onc
rntes Slayer of "Kmpcror
of Sahara."
WOMAN'S STOItV IS CKKD1TKD
Her Declaration That She Killed Ec
centric llushaml in I'rotcetlnj?
Hit Daughter Arecptcd as True,
lie'urns to Her Home in Wcslhurj.
I ny Associated l'rons. 1
MIN'KOI.A, N. Y., January 21.?
Exonerated by Hie Xassau County
pra nd jury <?r a tlrst-degree murder
i hartr*. Madame .Jacques 1-ebaudy re
turned late to-day to her home in
West bury, where, on January 11. she
s),i i and l?llled her eccentric husband,
the self-styled "Emperor of Sahara."
She was accompanied by her tlfteen
year-old (laughter. Jasquellne, for the
preservation of whose happiness, more
than for her own safety, she says.
sh?' hilled niV- hesband.
?*Mv tondost wish Is that f will bo
p?Mn:ited n >w to real In seclualon
was her only comment as she left the
JjNews of her exoneration was taken
to Madame Lebaudy by Mrs. blnca"
Seaman, matron of ?he Jail, at J
oVIcek. shortly after the grand Juij
had reported "no indictment.
Madame l.ebaudy. wao had paced
her quarters In the Jail nervously
throughout the afternoon.
mi'okly recovered, bhe Uru.eUnk.
with a crucifix pressed to her breast,
ami offering a fervent pr?>'cr In
French when her attorney entfc ed
eoetirm Mrs. Seaman's report.
"Thank Uod it's all over, she cried,
bursting Into tears. q.,
While the attorney went before ?n
preme Court Justice Asplnall to obtain
!? written order for his client s re
lease. Jacqueline was smmnone.l ?
telephone from the home of Ile\. \\ u
li:im K. McHlnnis. of Westbuo. v\ h< i e
?he had been staying since her mother
Vv'i?,(,!rlSr'U the Jail.
i.ebnudy asked that her thanks be con
veved to the members of the trand
jury which had freed her.
CONFERRING ON PLAN
OF DEMOBILIZATION
OF OVERSEAS FLEET
Assistant Secretary of ISavy
Franklin Roosevelt Meets
Admiral Sims of London.
||ly Associated I'fesS. 1 |
UuNDOS. January 21.? Franklin l>.;
Hoosevelt. Assistant Secretary <?( |
Vhvv after a conference with Admiral ,
Sims on plans for the clemobllissatioii|
of the American navy In European
waters, said to-night he was confit'I?"'
. tini with the exception ot about 3.000
tv..n tin* American navy would be out
of Europe not later than l? e bruarj 1?>.
When the armistice was signed there
were 70.000 American sai'ors in hairo
pean waters. To-day there are ap
proximately 23,000. Several thousands
are at aviation stations in I' ranee and
Ireland, but are being sent home as
' "Olle V0f'"th'"? P^resei11 .dUHpullies In the
wav of complete ion in tne
uncertainty as to just how many uer
man passenger ships will be inloUHt
to earrv American soldiers home. and
as to when the ships will bo delivered. |
These ships wl'.l be manned and oper- ;
ated by the American navy. i
The navv is having lltt.e dillicuitj, .
in disposing of the vast amount ot
material and supplies in l?ranee. fc.ng- ;
l;.nd and Ireland. .... ;
Assistant Secretary Hoosevelt is h? ?> .
with full authority to ciear up de- j
mobilization details.
RICHMOND MAN SECRETARY j
!?:. tt. I.evy lOleeteil Oflleer of Craml |
l.nitKf of Order of ll'nnl
H'rllli.
I ltv Associated I'ross 1
< "11 Altl.ESTOX. S. C.. January 21.?
Sol Merzog, of Washington. 1>. C.. was!
elected president for the ensuing^ year
of the idstrlct Orand Lodge, No. ?*>. In
dependent order of IJ'nal ll'rlth. at the
(\iu\l session hoi'c to-tlny of the forl%\-l
fifth annual convention. Other ofllceiS'
were elected as follows".
C. X. Keidelson. of Savannah, t.a., j
first vice-president: Julius M. \ Isanska, i
Charleston. S. C.. second vice-president:!
K. Sternberger. of Goldsboro, X. t...
treasurer, and M. L. Levy, of Richmond, j
Va secretarv. Xo decision was made
to-day as to" the next place of meet-'
ing. The dist. ict composes the South J
Atlantic Const States.
lln\ntm Inlon* Support Hallway Mrlke.;
HAVANA. January 21.??epresenta
., ''"q rtf the thirty-two labor unions of 1
his city decided at a meeting held to
n ght to extend moral and financial
"id to the striking employees of the
Western Havana Central and United j
Railway lines. It was voted, however.,
there would be no general strike called,
at the present at least. It was under-!
Stood to-night the roads have rejected
demands for wage increases made by
the strikers.
PARLIAMENT OPENS
AT MANSION HOUSE
i AMID LOUD CHEERS
Declaration of Irish Inde
pendence From Great
Britain Is Read.
DEMANDS EVACUATION
BY BRITISH GARRISON
Document Written in Gaelic,
Dead Language of An
cient Race.
PRISONERS
Meeting Hclc
ScHt of Fit
Milita
?
J DUnUX. Jn
comrades were
I arliii nicnt, S _ .... nuners?now
many is no: known?In jail at Belfast
| started a riot to-lay. The police In
, ter veiled and (incited the rioters. Do
tails arc still lacking.
The declaration of the formation of
<t republic, read to the assemblage
I amid thunderous and constant ehee:a,
asserts that "the Irish people alone
j have the power to make laws binding
, on the Irish people."
j It demands the -avacuatlon of Ireland
l-i tht: foreign uarrison.
I >1 i:>llltCH.S I'l.kJUuK THMHSKLVKS
TO SCI't'OUT MUVUMkVT
j All members of the Parliament
I so.emnly rose after the document had
I been read and pledged themselves to
1 V!l!fi.e.v';ry <-'fforL ,to give etteet to the
I ueclaiation ot independence.
1he streets of Dublin were filled all
ua> by huge crowds. which dij
ik'm11 tnemsclvcs uy their orderli
Mansion House was jammed when
. .. .M,ous.'?" 01 "^ai. riireann" was
oP?ned. t here were at least 3,000 per
bjiijj in the meeting-ioom.
Mention of the name of Count
echo1'" *'luilkeU was? cheered to tha
. Vhio name1 of Sir Hdward Carson wa^?
^llHfies anil catcalls. *
luUon',irUff^U^0r?Utl a," trans
en.-.V 'declaration 01 injopeutl
HAM.' UK' ??AHMA.MIC.VTAHV>
UbLlSOAi'lUA 1'AUTICIPATKO
, About half thu Sinn telnet a alerted
J to mi inbcrshlp the UriiiNh I'nriin
;??"? wrticisitfi', us SKf'i.iu'K:
? Int. in various umgiisu prisons cna.rir??fi
I with sedition or merely held on sus
picion uncicr the spacious and elastic
! i'u?X ..S"8 v?f lhe defenie of the realm
shadow of lJu.bllnllcaatl??Vrher?-rpr5?
fh "? Marshal Viscount French
ir?i-.n?1 v,oer?y 1,1 many years to givo'
it eland a pure.y military government
",cl wilh his tul1 knowledge and
tacit consent to take measures whieii
are purely seditious and In direct
I violation of explicit law. aircct
i those aLnnWad0X- , An?ther Is that
i.V. 1? . ? .? einers, elocted bv about
halt of the voters In Ireland un .1 i.inr
101m c?f indopendenou from the uritiHh
hhV\*' MVtT.e choae? members of t?,!}
tiiiJ. l 1 . i1'* but specifically re
afi .1 recognize tnat body and to
V*, ' tnemselves members of the Brit
ish 1 arllainent. Thoy occupy Mansion
\I-'lvoT- r?i- l,':e I^rmission of the Lord
Mayoi of Dublin, who himself is ?
home ruler, but not .>0 much of t
separatist that he doe* not expect to
h'tv6' w ,at .n,03t. o? his predecessors
l'.ritishCgoPven^nln,Srhth00d 'r?m tho
CAItOS OK ADMISSION
KOIt Kit IK .\|) AXI) KOI3
In the shabby Slnri Kein heud
ho!isi?0'wh ,a4lr?u,,ded In a decayed old
fi tiin- , vvas at one time one ot
!??!., 3 . ,incat mansions, courteous
joung women secretaries gave cards
01 admission to to-day's meeting quito
impartially to friend and foe, to sup
porters of the Sin,, Fein and to correl
.i" J? English newspapers w hie ft
anathema. und u" its work's
HaM" ,i^ri!nSrani ln ""'dependence
tta.i uiiiored In one respect from tlm
so enmities of 17?ti at Philadelphia, ft
^ h??uU'ir . out ,n tho lrlsh language,
deVd that VlfiUSilly ^ ^oai1 tonSue. ??-?
If'iV.r the Sinn Seiners have been
1 rehearse their parts and
will be compelled to lapse occasionally
n o boycotted Kngliah terms because
thej cannot find Irish words to tit
modern parliamentary procedure
13 X PKCT I'llOTKCTIOX
KIIO.M A L'TIIOIHTIFJS .
Ireland is a country of the unex
pected. but 110 one predicts any trouble
or disorder. The revolutionary flag
floats unite freely over the homes of
.Inn !? einers In Dublin. Members of
the party expect protection from tlia
authorities of toe nation whom thoy
arc defying. '
Once they would have looked to tha
tinted Mates for sympathy and help,
but now they think they do not com
mand American support. They do not
al.c of and apparently do not con
template violence.
Dublin had an unhappy and fruit
w ,s. e-M>erience in the insurrection of
'J't experience which cost rows
of buildings on Sackvllle Street, once
pointed to with pride as the anest
avenue in ISurope.
TWKLVt' JIBX >irur>KR
TWO I'OI.ICK OFKICKItS
.,7"'*lv0 ,ne" xvitl1 blackened faces
this afternoon shot and klHed two no
l.comen. Mac Don n ell and O'ConnoIl.
three inl.rs iron; Tlpperary. These ar?
the only casualties of Ireland's "In
dependence, day" recorded so far. The
two patrolmen were guarding the con
\ejance of explosives that were to b'o
used for b.astlng purposes at a near
by nuarry.
What the twelve men did with the
explosives Is not known.
At this hour the situation here is
unexpectedly quiet. The Irlsjh ParUa
lnent has just been convened, the Irish
repiiblia been proclaimed, and the ses
sion Is developing, in orderliness and
serenity. There has been, no inter
ferenco by the British government so
far with the proceedings of the "Daf
P-lfoann" (Irish Parliament).
nr atmosphere, still ah It seema
ei. surface, |s tremendously
charged. \ Any moment may bring an
C'arinr ?nrt ') rtHplrlt of restlvenesn.
Isle o> PriJ ?lf .tVCO,J* *wc?I>lng the
sinn lVn (i f' the day which the
iielanA'a hlalo^y. the ?re*tu*1 ??
thJ?h<i.Ar0v"fcar T?i>i>*rary la
that has been reportod so far4 in th?
certain' V'?Jence- V&
That if there la any-'Sort 'of recur

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