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SUmal attemst of a con
asn to escape Is not the
ing about LigugaL
Wmrsvew they are gelag to
hi tor wife murder, and
r ism't the interesting thing,
We the let, first time in the
Mete of hanging. they are go
bg to haug Mi in the afternoon
ateawd et 4 daybreak.
This mesrer is to be saved
hr afternoon hanging. "so that
all erinalas and murderers in
the prison may be awake, know
what is happening, and realise
4at crime doesn't pay."
They will howl, yell. and hoot,
ad some of them perhaps will
ble as the mgurderer is
to death by mnajestie gov
The jail keeper should know
that murderers and criminals are
NEVER awake. If their minds
wee awake they would not be
criminals. And he should know
that sht'iding of blood trakes men
bloodthirsty and the taking of
life, makes men Indifferent to
taking life.
To stimulate crime and increase
murder let the State. which should
je a good example, hang a man
in the afternoon' and make it
a show, not a warning.
In Germany a new house of
lords appears. based on a money
government. Twelve hundred of
the richest industrialists say to
their country: "Well help you
lay your debt; you can have a
thousand million gold marks now;
but you must run the country
'OUR' way. Our way means,
turn the railroads over to us: no
government ownership. It means
abolish the eight-hour day. It
means run the country as we
think it should be run."
The radical papers howl, but
howling does not produce a thou
sand million gold marks.
The new money house of lords
CAN produce the money. Radi
olism can't.
No w eual rea
hold-up of a mail ear on the
Ilinois Central. "Give her 4h6
air." says one bandit with his
against the engineer'.s head.
engirer rives the air, put
tin' on airbrakes.
"Stop the engine Just the other
side-of the bridge, with the pas
senrer ears on the trestli and
the mail cars where we can get
at them."
That Is done-in fear of death.
A Pullman porter looks out and
drons dead. The bandits shoot
well. Mail clerks refuse to open
door'. "Stench bombs," used for
the first time in banditry, are
dropned through the ventilator'.
The clerks must open the doors
or smother. They are onened and
the clerks are beaten almost to
Two bandkits ne' mail bars
while otber bandits continuously
An automobile roirs away In the
datk and it's oms for that time.
You turn from that to read
about six killed in a little elec
tion dispute in Breathitt county,
Kentucky, and how Mr. Joyce.
blissfully wedded to Peggy of
the same name, complains tear
fully that she beat him and made
him unhappy.
War seems to have let loose
the fierceness of human nature.
Unfortunate China, in need
of protection from Japan as a
fat goose needs protection from
a weasel, stands in sorry plight
at Washington. She has failed
to pay money borrowed from the
Continental and Commercial
Chicago Bank to carry on her
government. The money was
not lent for the sake of profit,
but because the Government of
this country at the time advo
cted and approved the loan,
wishing to help manufacturers
and exporters, by enabling China
to buy.
Sad is the plight of a nation
as big as China unable to raise
and pay five and a half millions.
We ordinarily talk of China's
popuation as 460,000,000. The
pobability is, as a learned
writer has recently pointed out,
that the. population is nearer
0,000,000 For the census is
taken by taxpayers interested in
keeing down the numbers. For
grafting reasons old men, womn
en, and children are omitted
from the figures entirely. Fully
a third, perhaps a half, the p opu
lation of the earth lives in China
and is bankrupt.
LUfe Is not a11 gloom, in spite
of the war. For all we know
Peggy Joyee's husband may have
deserved what he get and those
car bandit. may later reform and
lad revival meetings. Bandits
have done It.
ncouragng Is the sight of
Mie. Yajma from Japan. She
presents to Preeident Harding
the petition of 100,000 Japanese
women, saying "this represents
the mnobilisatuon of thousands
of hearts." This lady, aged
British Foreign Office Repre
sentative Adds No Comment to
Official Announcement
By international News Service.
LONDON, Nov. 9.--Cecil
Harmsworth, under secretary
of state fpr foreign affairs,
told the House of Commons
today that the government
had been informed that an
anti-Bolshevist revolution has
broken out in Southwest
D spatoh*s~s to the Intewa
tioinal News Service yestr.
da+, said a number of cities
in Ukrainia had revolted
from Bolshevist rule.
Now Under Treatment in D. C.
Hospital, Declares Dry
Chief Haynes.
By Internatiesal New Servie.
Bad liquor was at the bottom
of a near fatality among several
stage favorites, that almost re
sulted in another Fatty Arbuckle
case in Washington recently, Pro
hibition Commissioner Haynes an
nounced today.
Mr. Haynes gave no details of the
wild party. Those who staged the
affair, after a gay evening at one
of the leading hotels, bought bootleg
whiskey from a local purveyor, pro
hibition inspectors reported to Haynes.
Some members of the party were
rendered unconscious and one of the
party, an attractive member of a
visiting theatrical troupe, was near
death. She was rushed to a hospital,
and since then has been unde.r treat
Commissioner Haynes, referring to
the incident guardedly in a publie
statement, gave no names, and did
not disclose whether the girl's condi
tion was due to poisoned whiskey, or
to an attack from one of the male
mebers, temporarily erase by the
MADISON, Wi., Nov. 9.--Grace
Lusk, of Waukesha, Wis.. school
teacher, serving a nineteen-year sen
tence for the slaying of Mrs. David
Roberts, as the result of a love tri
angle, will be released from Wisconsin
State penitentiary. at Wauipun, onl
parole by Governor Blaine, it was an
nounced today.
The prisoner will go to a hospital
for prolonged treatment for goitre,
which has undermined her health and
which was the cause for a petition for
pardon on September 14.
ELDORADO, Kan., Nov. a.__oe
Lewis. farmer, his daughter, Eunice.,
nina years old, and Lee Madaris, nine.
teen, are dead. and two other members
of the farmer's famifly are painfully
burned as the result of the explosion
of a barrel of crude oil at the Lewis
larm, southwest of here.
Lewis was drawing .il from the bar
.. ad s.t se a smaanh.
Is Placed on Trial for
Slaying of Ten
Henri Landru, alleged French
"Bluebeard," who was placed on trial
in Paris, cherged with the murder
of eleven pdrsons. Ten of his al
leged vic were women to whom
he is to have promised nar
riage. Ladrw is gomeed of haw
ing burged the bodse of his alleged
vietima and b a"d to have met
many wseise a matrIeona
HARRISBWftG, Nov. 9.-Popular
ity of the kind enjoyed by Steve
Bakic and Miss Anna Popp, mar
ried yesterday In the Serbian Ortho
dox Church, would ruin many new
lyweds, but Steve and Anna didn't
mind. They had so many friends
that it took the following viands to
serve them all at the wedding feast:
Two whole pigs, sixty-five chick
ens, 150 layer cakes, twenty-five
hams, a barrel of sauer kraut, forty
gallons of ice cream and smaller
side dishes.
Eight cooks were kept busy pre
paring the food and an army ,of
waiters served.
BERLIN, Nov. 9.-The Inter-allied
reparations commission, which Is due
here today, is expected to fix the
standard of monetary values at the
American dollar for the purpose of
stabilizing exchanges In central
The primary object of the com
mission's visit, however, is to in
vestigate the efforts which Germany
is making to collect gold for the
payment of the $120,000,000 Indem
nity installment due In January.
BALTIMORE. Nov. 9.--Dr. Cary
Breckenridge Gamble, ninety-seven
years old, oldest alumnus of the
Maryland University and oldest grad
uate of the University of Virginia,
is dead at his home in Howard coun
ty, arland today, following an Ill
noes of three weeks.
He was born at Grove Hill,. Va.,
and was connected with many promi
nent families of that State. He
served in the Confederate army as
a post surgeon with the rank of
LONDON. Nov. 9.-FIghting is in
progress between Jugo-Ilav and
Albanian troops south of Scutari,
according to adivices from Rome
The Ju go-Slavs are said to have
sent reinforcements into northern
Albania, owing to the difficulty In
maintaining lines of communication
In the wild mountain country.
All records for "early work" in the
Capitol will he broken Friday morning,
when the Senate convenes at 3:10
o'clock. Adjournment will be taken
immediately to participate at the fu
neral of the unknown soldier.
Following adjournment tonight the
Senate will not transact any business
until Monday.
Private memorial services far the
late Premier Hara of Japan were held
today in the Japanese embassy. Japa
-s 'iele-st's to the arms con
ference and other officials of the em
bassy took part.
Lq Bn. B..iman. *. tMU..........
Re vol
H. 0. W As Scoffs at Turning
Grim War Into Gams
With Rules.
Studies at the W.shington
The Futty of Mere Lkmltatlon.
By H. G. WElLS.
By Arreflmm wIm t w York
Ween see catsss. -rr.
It would seem that the peculiar
circumstances of its meeting de
mand that the Washington con
ference should begin with a fore
gone futility, the discussion of the
limitation of armaments and of
the restriction of warfare in cer
tain directions, while nations are
still to remain sovereign and free
to make war and while there ex
ists no final and conclusive court
of decision for international dis
putes except warfare.
A number of people do really
seem to believe that we can go
on with all the various states of
the earth still as sovereign and
independent of each other as wild
beasts in a jungle, with no com
mon rule and no common law, and
yet that we can contrive it that
they will agree to make war only
in a mild and mitigated fashion,
after due notice and according to
an approved set of regulations.
Ridicules Idea of
Making War a Game.
Such ideas are quite seriously
entertained and they are futile
and dangerous ideas. A commit
tee of the London League of Na
tions Union, for example, has been
debating whether the Use of poison
gas and the sinking of neutral shi s
to enforce a blockade should
permitted and whether "all modern
developments" in warfare should
not be abolished. "The feasibility
of preventing secret preparations
and the advantages of surprise
were also considered." It is as If
warfare was a game.
It Is a little difficult to reason re
spectfully against that sort of
pojoct. One Is moved rather to add
hlpful suggestionsintesmve.
As, for example, that no hostilities
shall be allowed to begin or continue
except in the presence of a Lau
of Natloins referee, who shall b
marked plainly on the chest and
pants with the red cross of Geneva
and who--for the convenience of air
craft-shall carr an open sunshade
similarly adorned. He shall be fux
nished with a powerful whstle
hand trumpet audible above the noise
of modern artillery, and military
operations shall be at once arrested
when this whistle is blown. Contra
vention of the rules laid down by
the League of Nations shall be
penalise according to the gravity
of the offense, with penalties rang
ing from, let us say, an hour's free
bombardment of the offender's posi
tlon to the entire forces of the enemy
being addressed very severely the
referee and ordered off the flel.
War net a Game, B.t
Grimmest of Realities.
In the event of either combatant
winning the war outright by illegti
mate means, it might further be pro
vided that such combatant should
submit to a humiliating peace, just1
as if the war had been lout.
Unhappily war is not a game but
the grimmest of realities, anid no
power on earth exists to prevent a
nation which Is fighting for existence
against another nation from resort
ing to any expedient, however un
t Brei
Mrs. Putnam Is Coming
Here as Mass. Gold
Star Mother
Mra, Fredriek Huntites i
M has be s ta
Mother to reprssmt Ma *"hssetts
at the 4rmI~ioe Day buial ele
clsse for the Unknown Uoldsr r
the mother of First Lieut. David
E. Putnam who was killed in
France. Lieutenant Putnam. her,
son, was a descendant of Gen. Is.
rael Putnam, revolutionary war
Future Work Is Explained to
Twenty-one Parley Aids by
Secretary Hughes.
Iternateemal News Service.
In an atmosphere of optimists and
co-operation which foreign vitors
declare has seldom if ever beet ob
served on the eve of a great Inter
national parley, the stage setting
for the armament conference was
virtually completed today.
As a final preliminary to the open
ting of the epochal parley on Satur
day, the American Advisory Commis
sion of twenty-one members, selected
by President Harding. met together
for the first time under the direction
of Secretary of tat.e Hughes, who
explained to them In some detail the
work that lies ahead of them in the
Important days to come.
Embraces Every Walk of KLfe.
The A dvisory Commission is rere
sentative of every walk of Amerlean
life-labor, business, banking, educa
tion, government, shipping, and
transportation. Four women are In
cluded in its membership. It was
selected, Secretary Hughes explained,
with an eye to representation, and
in order that the principal Ameri
can delegates, the "big four," could
have ready access to a cross section
of American public opinion.
The commission will advise and
counsel the "big four" on matters
of public policy and public sentiment.
The meeting of the American ad
visers today marked the final phase
of the administration's active prepar
ations for the conference. Tomorrow
the Capital enters upon a two-day
period of mourn'ng for the unknown
soldier dead, who will lie in state In
the rotunda of the national Capital.
"Dig Four" Formulates Programt.
The big four, comprising Secretary
Hughes. IElihu Root, and Senators
Lodge and Underwood, have practi
call y concluded their preliminary
work. They have formulated a pro
gram which will be presented to the
powers early in the conference and
serve as a hbais for the discussions.
The American program embraces the
final judgments of the military and
naval experts as to how far the
United States is willing to go in limit
ing or reducing armament, and at
the same time be assured of adequate
national safety.
The attitude of the foreign dele
gations 'ie gou-'ally one of expect
ancy. Ce be as can be ascertained,
none et the lnvited powers have any
Onsmae in?3. L alma U.
rks OL
Grant and Plemmons Charged
With Malfeasance by "Ned"
Woadon, Retired Sleuth.
Chaiges of malfeasance in office
have been preferred against Inspec
tor Clifford L. Grant, chief of de
tectives, and Lieut. C. L. Plemmons,
night chief of detectives. The
cha which wre sworn to, have
ben with ]Jor !1H q L
G ewtof polee.
Wo4on p Swgeiat "Mod"
- ml bi Mer.
~rGemstord said tedidy that the
c s ha hd been gvon tei imb
M~eon day atnoon, but that
he had not bad time look Into them
and therefore would not give them
out. .
Detective Weedon aid that he
would not discuss the charges, as he
had given them to Major Geseford and
that if the police department wanted
to give them out they could do so or
they could smother the charges. He
sad that his only reason for prefer
ring the charges was that he thought
the public should be protected. He
also said that in preferring the charges
he believed he had done his duty.
Must Face Trial Beard.
FAward Hesse. chief clerk of the
police department, said today that the
charges were on Major Geeford's
desk and had not reached him, but
that as soon as they did he would
summon the officials named before the
trial board. The trial board meets
every'Saturday morwiing In the Police
(Continued on Page 2, Column 4.)
This is the third article in Uni
vesting the "inside" story of the Pi
by vasYr
The report now before the E
the American Government's v
presents these "outstanding I
Great Britain," as discovered b
M. Hunt, in his examination
''The correspondence shows that4
large suims of this money were loaned
to England for the express purpose
of allowing her to return to normality.
The correspondence shows that in at
least one instance the officials of the
Treasury Depsetmen t recommended
loan. to England so that she could
compete with the United States in
foreign trade. and so that England
could bufld up her merchant marine
to prewar level. so that the ofsi
the UnIted States was usedag
the United States ia deee Ma g
lands merchant marie o expert
Buyin~g Oil CentreS.
"The correupondenlce shows that
while we were loaning theme eaer.
mous sums to Great Britain she was
using large sums of money to obtain
a world-wide monopoly in oil and onl
'Thie report of Mr. Skinner, the
American commercial attache. shows
that some of this British money gain
ed ~' ' '' ''
nBoutrn ~te ony .
United states to Great Britain &
transportation of troops was te
to the account of Great Brital as a
partial payment of ber loan or inter
est. All of it was paid directly o the
British government
"Large sums of money were ned
to Great BritaIn and by her ned
to France. Italy and Belgiumf.
of thes re-loans contained t ea.
press provision that the and
aerhadise purhased with
Unsmunned -m Paws 1?. Os
rU In
Wilson to Take Part
In Tribute to
Hero Dead
a 300sr-.- 1 News seriese.
Woodrow Wilson has indicated
his desire to pay his full r"eructs
to the "unknown soldier" be
buried at Arlington National Cm
etery on Armistice Day, the Sec
retary of War announced today.
lite former coanmander-in-chef
of the American forces in the
world war will take his place in the
funeral procession of the unknown
dead on Friday, unless his health
forbids the Secretary of War was
Becaus T his infirmities the
former President will ride in the
funeral precession in a horse
drawn vehicle, and his will be the
only carriage in the proc=eslon.
Mr. Wilen probably will not be
able to attend the memorial exer
ciaes at the Arlington amphithea
The former President and Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson have been as
signed a box cloes to &s stage at
the emony of buryig the un
known soldeed, hoe.
Diret acros frein
is box asreed lot ae
CHICAGO. Nov. !.-"BIg Tim"
Murphy, picturesque Chicago laor
leader, and three others tried for the
$315,000 Dearborn street mpali pouch
robbery, were found guilty by a
jury before Judge Kenesaw M. Lan
dis, in Federal court today.
BALTIMORE. Md.. Nov. 9.-Capt.
James H. Truitt. eighty-seven years
old, for twenty-five years captain of
Chesapeake bay excursion steamers,
commander of a Union transport
during the civil war, and skipper of
the first excursion steamer to run
from New York to Coney Island in
1374, is dead at his home in this
city today after a lingering illness.
vernal Service's esclasiv. -series re
weign Loans.
enate Judiciary Committee on
rar loans to th allied nations
acts concerning the loans to
y' the committee's counsel, Don
>f official records:
Armistice Day probably will be
clear and cold, the Weather Bureau
predicted today.
It wilt continue raining this after
noon and tonight and will be followed
by a drop in temperature and frees
tug weather tomorrow night. To
mo'rrow will be clear.
Storm warning were ordered di.
play.. throughout the Great Lakes
not but theDistt in alt proa
blity. Heavy snow. are the rule
teday in the northern central states
and there Is now nine inches of
unow In Michigan.
HICAGO Nov. .-With to
R lmy Board toa
r~otl nI rates of pay
emOrleans and
~pqRaAr.... -rb. wages
GEN10VA, Noev. .--Is response to
the request freom Great Dritain, the
tomeet iPri ie s.
4 P. M.
Body to Ue in State at Capitol
AI Day Tomorrow-Core
monies Arranged.
America's nameless hero is coming
home today. The Olympia is du in
Washington At 4 o'clock this fter
soon. _,.
sloalcaypca o the pro
stand grief of the nation for which
hie gave his life, the unidentified
body of the boy over whose bier the
tears of the world are to be shed is
sailing on Dewey's old flagship into
the welcoming arms of a grateful
Will Dock at A e'Cleek.
The Olympia, as she moved care
fully and steadily through the hun
dreds of small boats in the Potomac.
is in constant communication with
the Navy Department here by radio.
and has reported that she will dock
at the Navy Yard at 4 o'clock.
A salute of twenty-one guns will
be fired by shore batteries as the
old flagship approaches the wharf.
When she docks, the casket of the
unknown, draped in the flag of his
country, will be carried ashore upon
the shoulders of the military body
guard which has been in constant
attendance since the body left
The casket will be received at the
Navy Yard by a picked company of
engineers from Camp Humphrey,
and in a motor hearse, will be taken
to the Capitol, where it will he
placed in the rotunda, guarded by
four soldiers. High officials of the
army and navy will take part in
the landing ceremonies.
Accompanied by Destroyer.
A dispatch from the Olympia re
ceived this morning said that the
vessel laid off Indian Head during
the early morning hours. Accom
panied by one destroyer, the Olympia
proceeding slowly up the Potomac
and will reach Potomac Park Point
about 3 o'clock.
The body will be taken to the
east front of the Capitol, a mounted
band, with muffled drums, from Fort
Myer, heeding the escort. Arriving
t the Capitol, about 4:45 p. m., the
y will be received by a guard
of honor, consisting of a selected
company of engineers from Camp
Humphreys, Va., who will be on
duty while the body lies in state in
the rotunda of the Capitol.
There the body will rest on a
estafalque upon which Presidents
Lincoln, Garfeld, and McKinley lay
in state. Every arm of the army
service will be represented in the
detachment of guards watching the
Harding. to Pay Honor.
The rotunda will be barred to all
tonight, with the exception of the
President and Mrs. Harding, who will
come from the White House at 6:15
o'clock to lay a wreath upon the
casket. Represmntative. of scores of
military and ot'her organistions will
be permitted to bold brief ceremonies
in th'e Rotunda tomorrow, as the
body lIes in stat.
Representing the navy will be 14e0
retary of the Navy Denby. Admiral
Coonts, chief of naval operations; and
Major General LeJeune, commendiant
of the Marine Corps. They will he
accompanied by theIr staff.
Raring te Femlow Esrort,
The body will be taken from the
Capitol at 3:10 o'clock F'riday morn
ing and the escort headed by the
army band, will proceed tothe
amphitheater at Arlington ),me
ter.~ The President will be imme
da behind the caispon, and the
precession will he headed by the
g enerals of the armies and staffs of
distin gu ished generals and admiral..
the band playing a funeral march in
cktIme, alternating with muffled
The route will he via Pennsylvania
avenue to Treasury Ruildiag, thenes
to Fiseenth street and Pewynia

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