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Murder Witfcis Chal
lenges Mrs. Iftito Meet
J Her Face ?Taee.
Son of Farm WoiAiMay j
Corroborate Vi jMo
Scene of Trag
?Mrs. Jane Gibson, whose fcwling I
story that she was presenltthel
murder of the Rev. Edward nler
Hall and Mrs. Eleanor Millsy *he |
night of September 14. autl
believe, today defied Mrs.
Stevens Hall, widow - of thel
dered minister, to meet her f?
face and deny the charge thai
had witnesses the shooting of
husband and his choir singer.
"I am willing to confront
Hall face to face." said Mrs. Gibi
-I am billing to challenge herl
deny my charge that she witnesd
the murders of Dr. Ha!l and M
Mills. I will defy her to deny thl
she was again at the scene of til
crime on the Thillips farm, sobbln.
over the bodies, at 1 o'clock in th
l undnnntH by Threats.
Mrs. Gibson'* challenge to th
widow was in answer to question
put to her over the telephone. Sh
refused to see anyone at her farm
house on Hamilton roag, where sh<
?s guarded by State troopers.
~I want to keep out of the lime
light." said Mrs. Gibson. "I hav
been threatened in a letter that
would be shot If I told what I know
and an effort has been made to bu;
ray silence. I will tell the truth
though, whatever it may cost me.
"I will stand by what I told th<
authorities. I did not at first tel
the prosecutor about my second visi
to the Phillips farm at 1 o'clock ii
tho morning. I was afraid tha
^hen I go on the witness stand th?
lawyer for the defense, would asl
how I knew the woman I saw ther<
as Mrs. Hall.
**T intended to tell then how. be
cause I was worried by what I had
*een In Derussys laae. I returned
t? the scene of ^be murder, and
there, it* the light of a tardy moon
saw the gray coat of the sam<
woman I had seen earlier in th<
evening In Derussys lane. Tha
woman was Mrs. Hall.
"The prosecutor did not ask m?
for details and I did not tell mj
whole story the first time I wai
questioned. If T had been press**1
I would not have withheld any de
tails regarding the second trip. M?
son. Willie, #will bear me out as tc
having left my house again on thai
morning. ?
"I sympathise with Mrs. Hall, bul
I will tell the truth on the witness
stand and I will tell I know. I arc
sorry that Mrs. Hall says she wai
not there. If she had frankly ad
mitted that she was there to defen?1
a wife's honor. I would have fell
great sympathy for her. Rut th?
hand of Providence has guided me/
Asked if she had been accom
panted by her son on her secont
visit to the scene of the crime
Mrs. Gibson said: "No well, 1
can't talk ab"ut that."
It is thought possible that th<
"corroborative witness" mentioner
by Judge Mott may be Mrs. Gibson's
Mrs. Gibson asked the correspon
dents as to the probable action ?1
th* grand jury.
"Do you think Mrs. Hall will agair
deny being there that night?" sh?
"I would n?t think she would den>
it." she added thoughtfully.
Hall node ttn Trolley Car.
Authorities hav established thai
Hall went to th* try sting place or
the Phillip* farm on the trolley car
which followed that In which Mrs
Mills r??de. and was seen walking
out East n avenue toward Derussy s
lane by Mrs. 7,ee Harkins. who pre
viously told that she was passed by
Mrs. Mills, walking hurriedly out
Easton avenue, past the end of the
car line. A few moments later. Mrs.
Harkins said. she saw the minister
walking in the direction taken by
Mrs. Mills.
Host for Rector** Watch,
Detectives havP been busy for the
last two days trying to find a
watch, flashlight, and 32-calibre au
tomatic cartridge clip which a ne
gro woman is said to have dis
played to a negro man some time
since t$e murders. Th? description
of the watch generally fits Dr.
Hall s. The negro. whose wife had
It. said t??day that he look it In
pawn for a $5 loan to an unknown
white man. who later redeemed it
and disappeared. He denied the ex
istence of the cartridge clip.
British Sleuth Doubts
Story Told by Mrs. Gibson
NEW YORK. Oct. 19.?Sir Basil
Thompson, recently resigned director
of Scotland Yard, who arrived on the
Cunarder Caronia today, doubts the
truth of the story told by Mrs. Jane
Gibson of New Brunswick. N. J.,
that when she witnessed the killing
of Rector Edward W. Hall and Mrs.
Eleanor S. Mills she recognized Mrs.
Hall among the four persons par
ticipating in the tragedy. Sir Basil
in his long career as a criminologist,
has studied crime from every angle.
Sir Basil said his doubt of Mrs.
Gibson's story was based on the fact
that it would be extremely difficult
to distinguish and identify legally
^iother person in the blackness of
night even when outlined for a few
seconds in the glare of an automo
bile headlight. He instanced many
cases where "eyewitnesses" have
be? a mistaken.
"Some persons." he added, "per
suade themselves inlo believing all
sorts of things, and they do it with
perfect honesty."
The "Prospect*" for 1124 Are Already Coming In.?By J. N. Darling
t ?
>; Daugherty Pledges Fight
| To Finish, But Asks
Public Patience.
L | Attorney General Daugherty de
] clared last nitht that the govern
^ | ment will proMcute to the limit ev
' ery one of th? war transactions in
1 i which fraud or dishonesty have |
1 been practiced, bi t appealed for
' | public patience while the govern
1 ment is making lure of its evi
f dence.
The Attorney Oeneral made his
announcpmfnt when there had been .
- presented to him mtmoranda from'
* various ijnits of th? war transac
. tions section of th? Department of
? Justice indicatlnp that preliminary!
investigations into 435 war-time j
* contracts had disclosed evidence
1 upon which the government must'
* I take action.
Jn every one of th*g<* 425 cases. |
* i it was officially said, cither civil or j
f criminal suits must be brought by j
the government, and in many cases I
? both will be necessary if tj,e got* j
? ernmont is to recover a part of!
fabulous sums paid out as a result j
' j of fraudulent or improperly ex?'
j cuted contracts.
"Legal civil action win ^e taken !
J in every case in which it has been
J I discovered that fraud, collusion or
dishonesty was practiced." said Mr.
Paughertv last night. "While groat
numbers of cases indicate the worst
, kind of fraud, the goverrmen^ can
not, of course, go into court ur
it is sure its case will stand the
acid test."
A memorandum to Mr. daugherty
from the advisory council, signed by
Judges Charles Kerr and T. M. b g
ger and former Senator Thomas
j stated:
"The advisory council feel* it has,
in the short time since it or_
| ganlzed. pushed the work with all
! possible celerity. At the outset there
j were submitted to us approximately
four hundred cases. As a result of
j our joint endeavors quite a number
I of suits, involving many millions of
j dollars, have been instituted and
1 quite a large number of like im.
1 portance are now in process of prep.
: aration. Meantime settlements hav?,
I been made in quite a few instance?
without suit, the totals amounting
to several hundred thousand dol
CHICAGO^ Oct. 29. ? leaving
America flat, Isadora Duncan is be
lieved to be on the way back to
Moscow, vodka, music, poetry, danc
ing?and freedom.
Whether Federal authorities inter
posed an objection to the dancer's
allegedly "red" speeches could not
be learned as her manager is In
New York. Isadora and her young
Russian husband left for New York
late last night. Neither made any
farewell statement.
PARIS. Oct. 29.?All members of
the reparations commission, with as
sistants and secretaries, making a
delegation of thirty-four persons,
left for Berlin late today.
Roland Boyden, the American ob*
se/ver, accompanied the commis
Call Minot, N. D.,
Bandits' Refuge
Canadians Ask America to
Clear City of Robbers Who
Plunder Manitoba.
WINNIPEG. Man., Oct. 29.?The
Federal government of Canada has
been asked by authorities of Mani
toba to request the United States to
clean up Minot. S. D. The Manitoba
government has asked that Ottawa
take up the question of clearing
Minot of thugs, bootleggers and
oth?r criminals who make their
headquarter* there.
The police of Western Canada
place the blame for many recent
bank robberies in Southern Mani
toba and Southern Saskatchewan
towns upon an organization of
crooks whose headquarters are in
the North I>akota town. It is claim
ed that criminals are unmolested in
Minot on the understanding that
they do not engage in work there.
Minot is described as the greatest
little stronghold of criminals on
the North American Continent.
Commissioner Rattray, suspended
from the Manitoba force for failure
to clean up bank raids along the
border, states these bands of rrooks
are immune from punishment and
operate without any police inter
CHICAGO. 111.* Oct. 29.?Bess, a
collie dog, lost her life yesterday in
a?battle with three policemen, whom
she believed were preparing t<>take{
from her, her one pup. The police
were called to the home of Benja- j
min Siegel to deal with the dog. I
which the family believed, had gone;
mad. She had been shut up in a
The policemen, leaning through a
transom, lassoed the dog. and
entered the room. The cause of
the trouble was found in the shape
of the puppy. The dog charged on
the policemen. One of them swung
a baseball bat. Bess lay dead, killed
In mistaken efforts to save her
Twenty laughing doves whose na
tive call is "Har! Har! Har!" and i
275 cussin* parrots, whose language
will not be produced here, have ar
rived in New York as shipmates of
a Russian bear, named Ruble, be
I cause he looks so depressed.
They were passengers on the
|United $tates liner President Fil
more from Bremen. There were
13.165 canaries, S00 African finches.
1*2 rice birds, fbur cockatoos, 20
Onagers, 100 salamanders, and va
? ri?us types of monkeys.
find man slain in
NEW YORK. Oct. 29?The body
or an unidentified man containing
e,Sht bullet wounds was ^found
Pr?pped against the curbing op
P?*lte st. Paul's Lutheran Church
her* today.
The nody was atill warm. It had
been partly covered with a gunny
sack. randle drlppiijgs on the
clothing jtd police to believe the
murder had been committed in an
unlighted cellar and dragged to the
A broken shoulder indicated the
man had put up a struggle. .?
G.O.P. Stresses Economy,
While Democrats Mani
fest Dissatisfaction.
With nine days to go before elec
tion. John T. Adams, of the Repub
lican National Committee, and Cor
dell Hull, of the Democratic National
Committee, are making last-minute
appeals*, each tinged with a forecast
of victory.
Chairman Adams, stressing the
Issue of public economy and point
ing to the economies of the Repub
lican Congress, ventures the sug
gestion that "if this program of
public economy so well begun is to
be continued, it is necessary to elect
a Republican Congress in order to
maintain the co-operation between
the executive and legislative
branches of the government."
Chairman Hull *?oes so far as to
predict that "a Democratic victory
not is assured at the elections. No
vember 1. The only question of
doubt remaining is the extent of
the victory. Practically every sec
tion of the United Statin will con
tribute a share to that victory, and
every class of voter will be largely
represented among the victors."
Neither party chairman will ven
ture, "for strategic reasons,'* an
estimate of the specific States or
Congressional districts expected to
be won or retained.
"The Republican party consist
ently practices public economy.
The Republican Congress elected
in 1918 served two years while the
Democrats were in charge of the
executive agencies of the govern
ment. It reduced by $3,890,000,000
requests made upon It by Demo
cratic executives for public ap
propriations. This paving exceeds
the entire amount of money appro
priated to run the government this
year," declared Mr. Adams.
"Democratic executives protested
they could not operate the govern
ment on the reduced appropriations
allowed them by the Republican
Congress, but the Republican ex
ecutives who came into control
March 4. 1921, still further reduced'
expenditures in the amount of $1.
743,000,000. For the first tlme of
j record the various executive de
partments of the government have
turned back into the Treasury
money appropriated for their use.
The Democratic appeal declares:
"If the stay-at-home Republican
vote should be larger than anti
cipated by Democrats,"there will be
a very substantial Democratic vie-*]
"If, on the other^ hand, the pres
ent tendency of Re*publleans in re
volt to support actively the Demo
cratic ticket is general, as there is
reason te believe it is, the Demo
cratic party will register one of the
most sweeping victories it has had
in any mid-election.
HAVRE. Mont., Oct. 29.?'The ver
dict of a coroner's jury here over the
bodies of Rev. Leonard J. Christler
and Mrs. Margaret ^Carleton is be
lieved to have closed the case.
The Jury held that Rev. Christ
ler came to his death from a bullet
flred from a revolver in the hands
of Mrs. Carleton, and that the shot
was flred 'while Mrs. Carleton was
temporarily deranged.
Declares Union Theory
Would Wreck Every
Railroad in U. S.
Challenges Attempt to
Make Question Issue
Before Congress.
CHICAGO. Oct. 2?.?The United
States Railroad Labor Board ha. at
tacked the "living wane" theory
at advanced by labor leader* and
aome nodal workers and economic
authorities. In a acathlng majority
opinion, made public today. In sup
port of the board's recent award of
a wage Increase of 2 cents an hour
to 400.000 maintenance of way em
The opinion Is a rejoinder to the
dissenting opinion filed by labor
member. A. O. Wharton, and states
that Wharton refused to vote for
the 2 cents Increase becauae the
board did not recognize the prin
ciple of the "living wage."
Picks Flaws !? Tkewrr.
The board explains that the "liv
ing wage" It attacks calls for basic
wages for each worker sufficient to
support a family of five in comfort,
the family being supposed to con
sist of husband, wife and three chil- j
dren under 11 years of age. It pro
ceeds to pick numerous alleged flaws ,
In this theory.
At the ssme time the board ad
mits that a man should get sufficient j
wages for him to support himself
and those dependent on him. and de
clares that the board's wage decis
ions have always been based upon
this belief.
The board declared that the "liv
ing wage" is a mere well-sounding
phraseology and a fallacy, and states
that the gain of maintenance men in
refraining from striking presents a
"vivid contrast" to tke position of
the striking shopmen, who. the board
declares, "gained no concession as
to any matter upon which they
Bees Meaaee la Prlsclilt.
The dlAiloa a^sru that V a
basic wage were fixed "on the Vln
ciples upheld by the labor member
?that is, without regard to the pro
ductive capacity of an Industry?
it would wreck every railroad, and.
If extended to other Industries,
would carry them Into communistic
The majority opinion o? the board
Is regarded as a challenge to the en.
tire body of economic theory now
being urged by the railroad labor
leaders and which former President
Edward F. Grable of the mainte
nance men announced he would take
to Congress in an attempt to have
the "living wage" program made
a part of the transportation act.
To fix wages on the "living wage"
basis demanded by labor leaders
would resuK In an annual railroad
deficit of $2,241,649,618, the opinion
j declares. *
Two Ships Flash
SOS Off France
Number of Coastwise Boats
Feared Lost in Violent
BREST. Oct. 29.?A violent storm
endangering: steamers in its path is
raging off the coast of Franc*. The
I American steamer Raladan sent out
a wireless SOS call when she was
caught in the tempest twenty-five
miles from the coast. The British
steamer County of Cardiman is als -
calling for help. N0 word has been
received from a number of coast
wise boats and it is feared they are
lost. ?
YONKERS. N. Y.. Oct. If.? Daniel
Cohen, 22. a draftsman, and Frances,
24, his bride of a month were vic
tims in a strange death mystery to
Their unclothed bodies were found
in the bathroom of their apartment J
here. That of Mrs. Cohen was lying
submerged in the bathtub and that
of her husband on a rug beside the
Coroner Snowd?n said he would
hold an autopsy tomorrow to learn
if poison had been taken in a sui
cide pact. "It looks like murder."
he said. "There are indications that
the woman was held under water."
The Navy Yard wage board Is con
sidering the increase wage petition
of Washington Navy Yard machinists
and will present It to the Depart
mental Wage Board In the latter
part of November or early Decem
ber. Capt. A. D. Willard. of the Navy
Yard, stated last night.
Contending that the hourly irate of
pay for first class machinists should
not be less than 90 cenU, a Joint
committee of machinists headed by
Robert E. Janson. of the Washington
Navy Yard and William T. Mc
Cloeky, of the Alexandria Torpedo
Station, presented the claim.
Plague Epidemic at Batum.
COPENHAGEN, Oct. 29.?A mes
sage from Helsingfors states that
an epidemic of plague at Batum is
menacing Russian Black Sea ports.
The Soviet government has sent a
specialist. Prof. Vaslonigi. tbar*
Europe's Political Upheavals
Delay Reparations Question
Only Fraarf
Tranquil Wkile Oth
ers Are MaMM.
LONDON. Oct. If. ? What
politics are doing to Europe
1. Political and economic re
construction postponed Indefi
2. Following the British.
Italian and German upheavals
the question is. "Will France,
most tranquil now, be next?"
2. When Bonar Law admit
ted the "British people hard'y
know where they are" he ac
curately described the whfle
European situation.
4. The extreme Nationalist
policy of the Italian Faocistl
ls fraught with unlimited for
eign complications.
5. Threatened political dis
orders In Germany may break
out momentarily.
6. There are difficulties im
mediately ahead 1n the inabil
ity of Germany to meet fur
ther reparations payments.
7. The whole outlook would
seem to forecast a realign
ment of national policies In
Italy Stirred by
LONDON. Oct. St.?With
In the throes of a political campaign.
Italy la the midst of a Fascisti up
heaval, and Germany witnessing a
socialist attempt to oust the Wlrth |
government, all progress looking to
the political and economic recon
struction of Europe le Indefinitely
France, strangely enough, le the I
only nation enjoying comparative |
| quiet. There is the recurring quee- ,
|tlon: "Will France bo next?" Every
| where elee there Is disturbance and j
j All of the old phraoes regarding .
European chaos can be dusted off
and applied perfectly to preeent con
Fascisti Revolt
Laid to Wilson's
Stand on Fiume
Premier Bonar Law's appeal for
"tranquility" comes in the mldet of
?uch disorder as a strange, longing j
note. The British premier reflected I
the helpless feeling of every one j
when he naively confessed: "The
people handly know where they are.
and I am one of them." He only
reflected the bewilderment . of the
British government, but he accu-j
rately . described the situation pre
vailing thoughout Europe. Bonar
Law la weighted down with party !
pledges at home and abroad which
are admittedly difficult. If not im
possible of fulfillment.
Italy Yields ?? Mew Order.
Italy has apparently capitulated
to the Faeclsti. bent on introducing
a new school and economic order in
Italy and a policy of extreme na
tionalism in that country's -foreign
Orlando Says Appeal Over
His Head Caused Re
LONDON. Oct. 29.?The quick rise
of the Fascisti Who are demanding
control of the Italian government, la
traced hack by former Premier Vlt
torlo Orlando to Wood row Wilson's
refusal to permit the award of
Fiume to Italy during the Paris
peace conference.
In an interview in the Sunday Ob
server. Orlando, who was the Italian
representative at the Pari# confer* IP0"0' until the electorate returns
may mean a dangerous experiment
resulting In untold foreign compli
Germany's political and industrial
conditions are steadily grofring
worse, while the mark keeps on Its
downward course. Political disor
ders. such as the recent plots to as
sassinate President Ebert and Chan
cellor Wlrth may break out Into
violence at any moment.
Meantime such questions as repa
rations. the Interallied debts, and
the general welfare of Central Eu
rope probably will be. set aeide until
after the British elections. Bonar
Law. bent on caution, does not de
sire to strike out on a new foreign
ence, says President Wilson's note
rf -May. ft I#, argblng afcainst Ylaly's
claim to Fiume disillusioned the
Italian people and resulted In a
him a majority.
- Co
Thus, with politics forcing further <
postponement of an economic set
tlement. anything may happen. One
wave of Bolshevism throughout thing certain, there is more dlf
Italy. The not*, which wa, regard- I ahead over the reparation.
j question. With the mark com
pletely broken down reparation*
! payments In the near future are out
|of the question.
| Sir John Bradbury. British mem
ber of the reparations commission.
! spent the we^k-end In consultation
jwith Bonar Law preparatory to the
trip of the commission to Berlin to
1 morrow. Sir John sought to learn
'the new government's view on the
reparations question, but the pre
mier's instructions were confined to
generalities. Bonar Law himself ad
mitting the reparations situation ta
the hardest knot that Great Britain
has to untangle
Disagrees Wit* French.
J Bradbury, who desires a two or
(four-year moratorium on German
(payments, flnds himself in dlsagree
jment with the French, who are
1 seeking to impose the most .drastic
j control over Germany's finances,
amounting to an allied receivership
i for the Berlin government.
While Bonsr Law hopes for
smoother relations with France. It
is a certainty that Great Britain
j will not consent to Franoe crippling
Germany. On the contrary. Great
Britain will demand that Germany
be allowed to reconstruct herseir.
In view of these diverse positions
?Ireat Britain and France may find
themselves clashing on the repara
tions question once more
Meanwhile the confusion through
out Europe is a signs! for a re
alignment of policy by the various
nations. The nature of this realign
ment ls impossible to predict un
til the present eruptions subside.
(Copyright, IMS.)
??d by Orlando as an appeal to the
Italian people over his head, stirred
resentment among the Italians who
previously had worshipped Wilson.
They felt the aspirations for winch
they had entered Jhe war had b-en
irnored or misunderstood. OrKnd>
said. This disillusionment was
largely responsible, he thinks, for
the spread of radicalism through
out Italy In 1920. when workmen GASOLINE BLAST
were threatening to seise factories
and even the government. It was
to suppress tfyis menace that the
Fascisti sprang up. Adopting a
black shirt as their insignia, the
Fascisti grew rapidly.
"Crystalligatlon of this movement
resulted In the rise of Fascism." Or
lando said. "The Fascisti are now
at the apex of their power." These
volatile patriots are viewed by Or
lando as the safety valve of Italy.
Wl en a cauldron Is boiling, he said,
the steam must be allowed to escape
if an explosion Is to be avoided.
Orlando defined the Fascisti move
ment as the principle of individual.
Ism fighting the post-war spirit of
syndicalism and he predicted a suc
cessful peace.
"Fascisti leaders are strongly Im
bued with patriotism and a sense
of responsibility," the former pre
mier continued. "The crisis Is
bound to result beneficially and
Italy finally will enjoy the tran
tranqullllty of which he is In such
urgent need."
NEW YORK. Oct. 29 ?"The white
collar man's white collar job soon
will not pay enough to buy hie
white collars. ,
All "genteel" classifications 'of
Jobs have been scaled down in pay
since last year except the rate for
office bays, which has advanced. The
report of the American Employment
Exchange asserts the average'wage
for male clerks In July. August and
September of this year was $22. as
compared with $26 In 1921. Last
year bookkeepers got $28 a week
and latest figures show the average
Is $25.82. Female stenographers are
getting $20, or 10 per cent less than
in 1921. g
BOMERVTI.LE. Mass.. Oct. 28 ?
8lx boys discovered a SOO-gallon
gasoline tank In the rear of s build,
ing here today snd started to "in
vestigate It." One of the lads
climbed to the top of the tank and
the others followed. One of the
lads lit a match and dropped It
through a small pile-hole. The ex
plosion that followed killed four of
the \>oys. Injured one and broke
hundreds of windows In the vicinity.
When firemen arrived they found
the bodies lying fifty feet or more
from the tank, both ends of which
had been blown out.
Wherever he goes. President
Harding is being picketed for re
lease of the remaining os-called po
litical prlsonera
For the past" week petitioners
have stood ln front of the White
House with banners urging general
amnesty. The President's golf club
has been picketed every afternoon
he played golf, while yesterday four
pickets aligned themselves outside
the Calvary Baptist Chtarch. where
the President usually attenda.
In addition. It ls planned to make
direct appeal to Harding Armistice
2*.?Thirteen death* and many In
juria* resulted from the wreck of
the Paris-Brest expre**. which col
lided with a freight train here. Th*
wreck occurred before daylight and
IB a severe snowstorm.
I ?
ROME. Oct. I*-?Benito
fend of the Facletl. ha? alreadr.
lected a ntjorilr of kla e*blurt. tha 1
Otornat* 41 Item*, a Faaciati or*an.'
announce!. Muaaoltnl ??? due ?"
Rome tonlrbt.
According to tht? Journal be ?'>'
auunu both tha mlnlatry of < in
terior and that of foreign afTa'rW
Gen. Dta*. war hero, will he hU'
mtntater of war.
A altuatlon approachliuf rivll war,
appeared Imminent here i. nlkht
Twenty-two thousand armed Faa
cnrro ?rnotni.
22,060 ARMED MEN
King Strives to Solve the
Crisis by Offer of
etati are reported march in*
Rome and were within flva kilo
meters of tha city * hen laet h*-Mii
The military baa laaued orden
for the arreat of hlch V'aaclatt lead
?ra?I>r. Balbo. tha Kaaolati ?
eral'.Mimo Uoneral Secretary^
chi, lOeu. piboio mmmhbMM
Fssclstl military headquarters c
Perugia and former deputy Orandl
They have escaped arreat thtis fsi
Fascist! forces are mobilizing it
many parts of Italy. 81* thoueaiw
ware blvouasked within the provinci
today. Loyal troops have blown u|
bridges on some roads leading ?<
Rom# in order to halt tha march
armed ban da
Serloua developments are fearH
when tha ?rmfd Faaciati reach tlw
KIm Tiles ta raapwlai.
Kins Victor Emmanuel. realist^
tha strength of tha Faaciati. la try,
inf to compromise altk them
At the end of a week of political
chaos tha black-ahirted Fa acts
with their fighting chief, lien to
Mssaollni. the new MMf
i Italy, appeared to be th? dominating
I force
Holding Milan and many v.llag*
In Tuacany under a dictatorship <
arma. tha Faaciati ar# growls
bolder in their demand*. MussoM
' ia reported to be demanding the pre
miership f?>r himself H* refusal
according to the usually well-ln?
formed Giomale da lialla. to co-op*
ate with Sa'andTa. who had beaa
asked by the King to form a a hi
net One report waa that IfussoTtgJ
| had actually been ask^d by the Kin^
i to form a government.
Apparently, the military actlvfq
of the Fascist! la confined to thre
[ general aections:
1. Southern Ita'y centering in Na
plea, where the Fascist! h?'d thei
national concreas last week f
1. Redeemed provinces of Vene?
; mlla. Giulia and Trentlno. where tN
j Faaciati are ostensibly protecting
national interests.
Threaten March oh Rome
S. Umbrla and Tuscany, when
Faaclsti troops are congregat ing fot
the purpose, possibly, of marching
on Rome.
! Fascist! have seised Alleasandr
( They are fully mobilised in Naple
I but a heavy fore* of government
troop* i? patrolling the streets an<
preventing the Faaciati from en
trenching or barricading buildings
I Eighteen thousand troopi are
i ported concentrating at Santt
Marinella. near Rome A sec >r\4
anti-Fascist! paper was wrecked
I Fascist! met resistance at Turin
where offielala held the movement
In check.
Gen. Detsanto has resigned from
the army to take over command o:
the Fascist! forces, according to aa
unconfirmed report. In view of tb<
activity of Fascist^ hsnds in manj
Cts of Italy this move la regards*
extremely significant.
The retiring Facta mlntstr
Though offlcislly resigned, hss drs*
up s proclamation for s slate
siege- This wag actually put In
effect, but within sn hour snd s
the King rescinded It. wher
the Fssclsti paraded in front or
Qulrlnal. the royal residence,
claiming Victor Emmanuel for hil
Bales Facta Still
Such s ahow of loyalty had th<
effect of rallying many doubtful cltl.
sena to the- cause of the "Mid
Shirts'* The Free Maaona. one tin
confirmed report ?ald. iasued a pmo
lsmation declaring their support a
the Faaciati.
Revocation of the stste of
waa due to the fact that the Kill
ruled that the holdover governnsen
waa in full control of the situated
with the srmy remaining loysl. as
that the King failed to shar#
pessimistic view of the sfiuat i
which his advisors took.
At Selna the "Black Shirts* raid ?
ths fortress, captured rifles,
chiifle guns snd ammunition.
1 Ceattaaed an /?a#? Three.

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