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omav ra I am Him. owbeak -,g86, 1* y Amph, ~l - asesans and gaW MSeges 8% per -s en atme. That Is so 5.r, 'etam. ames ~ 0hmsg melag. agtes ZII took hi adal dad dhe n...se 4 a knife ges thuseeg very men that he took owned land in Sweden. Sty man *odd die, If nees to get back there. drags the National Ciy is doing other prosperous a fwer whben he en th e *ed find out APIDLT EONET GRQWS ' T LET IT at compound Oft D. Rockefeller says, "When, ieag I decided not merely to work der money, but also to let money perk for me," He did it, and is wery selvent. In Auburn State prison lives a 6a girl baby named Gloria Odell. ne h a little Christmas tree this e ,towell and hap y bOYa~M 8sis with her sot That mother helped the father to mur der a man that had wronged the thein her rhood. The father was executed. mother is in jail for twenty years. Next Christmas the girl baby ioll be out of prison. The law does not allow a child more than two years ald to stay in and the little girl's next Chistas will be spent in a public institu tion. She will not be as fat or as happy next Christmas Js she is . The Christmas afte that be uncertain; the ebild may spend it in heaven. The prison baby I. net wadlh her life. On Christmas Day all the women convicts r past her. Some cried; all wished her a Merry Christmas. She may have doe as much good on Christ mas Dly as any free man or What do you think of the law would care-fr..fax- thi anyo~ne else?, Toen d baby to sepata-" 1i fromt mother is stvere. It eseld aW. stay In twenty year, of couise. Ear death, or colorless life in institution, is the truly "civili " alternative. Fred Stone, in his entertaining "Tip-Top," is told that "Au Re means "good-by" in French. "Well," says he, 'wood alcohol. That means good-by in any lan t delis the audience, but Lis something more than, wit sm in our prohibition country. Frank Tiffany bought half a pint of "whiskey" on Christmas Da and divided the half pint with his brother John. Yesterday both were dead. It was "good-by" for them. Prohibitionists officially ask newspapers and theaters to sup s jokes referring to prohi on. Will the prohibition di ectors first make less of a joke of prohibition? One of the best prohibition jokes Is the use of the prohibition club over timid Congressmen, compelling them to forbid doc tors prescribing beer for their patients, while allowing whiskey -as much as the doctors choose. Beer is a food, whiskey is a posn. The kind of prohibi ion that allows whiskey and for bids beer will remain a joke. "What Is courage?" Is It as eo oa tride in th carg blowing and thousands looking on, as to jump Into the sea after a friend, with no one look IHon F B. Cros doctor of the Rockefeller Institute, repre sent, real courage and will live as a hero, whatever may happen r to others. He went to Mexico to study and figt yellow fever at Tuxtepec, weefever exists- all the year round. Yesterday he died of yellow fever. Wen he went to do the work, there were no bands playing, no uniforms, no medals or high reward. He knew It wasn probable that he would die. "Greater love bath no maan than this, that he lay down his life for his friend." So It Is miitten, and dying to help that vague thing, the "human race," requires a very special kind of courage. That fine fighting Italian, General Dias, Is made "Duke of Victory." The name, taken from a town and commune near Venice, where Dias broke the Austrian advance, is well chosen by the Italian king. Catherine of Russia choae les happily when she wanted to honor a little boy from whose arm was taken the smallpox virus with which the emrees was lustulated. She named him "Duke of Small Pox," and untIl recently, at least, the title still euisted-a name not easy to live with. There is a great deal In 11E I'FLIGHT ON HIS WAy TO HAVANA Easterday Confession. Thought To Have Impelled "Bond Ring" Leader td Jump Ball. y Isee.usi xew. aeie. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.--"Nicky" Arnstein, so-called "master mind" of the $5,000,000 bond theft con spiracy which stirred Wall Street so deeply two years ago, has dis appeared again. Heeds for Cuba. It was learned today that Federal have been on his trail for several days without success. They have been told that he left here for Havana, Cuba, and that he was con templating extension of his trip either to Europe or South America at the time of his departure. Arnstein is now under $10,000 bull pending the outcome of his appeal from his conviction in Washington for bringing stolen securities into the Dis trict of Columbia. Inasmuch as a con firmation of this sentence will mean that he sust serve the two-year sea t qe In the FedeaI prison at Alanta out to him, it is believed he J ng for eventualities and that ep is ready to Jumap to South America or some other point of the compass from wher- he cannot be extradited, immediately upon receipt of news of the court's decision, if it should prove unfavorable. Announcement of the decision is expected at any time. Felows Easterday Ceatemtom. The disappearance of Arnstein fol lowed the news that .W. W. Easterday, the Washington broker convicted with him in the bond case theft there, had made further revelations regarding his operations in a detailed confession in bankruptcy proceedings before Unitd States Commissioner Gilehrist. DECLARES JAZZ GENESIS OF AMERICAN MUSIC DETROIT,- Mich., Dec. 28.-Jasc must be taken seriotesly-because it is the genesis of Amesacan musical expression. It has taken' such a grip on the great mass of people that not one, not even a gifted musician, can afford to soff at it. Its popularity eput be ntural. Do believes Osbourne MoCCnathy, president of the Music Teachers National Association, which opened its forty-third annual conven tion here today. "While ia itself vulgar, sensuous, elemental, even savage at times, Jazz is the attempt at musical expression of the melting pot of America," said Mr. McConathy. "Given time, it will develop into a form of national com position that will vie with the great French and German ideals." Three hundred delegates from all parts of the United States are in attendance. CAMDEN, N. J., TAXI MAN USES HAMMER ON HOLD-UP CAMDEN. N. J., Dec. 28.-Defying a pistol pointed at him.. William H. Bishop. taxi driver, early today ham mr abandit senseless who at tempted to hold him up after hiring his oar and ordering him to drive to a lonely spot. The bandit escaped later as Bishop was telephoning for the police, leaving a large revolver and a package of personal effects. Bishop believes a hammer is the best cure for hold-up men. WEALTHY BROOKLYN MAN. KILLED BY BANDIT TRIO NEW YORK, Dec. 28.-Bandits shot and killed Charles Have.. fifty four, wealthy Brooklyn shoe sales man, early today when he started to fight as they were rifling his pockets. Police are on the trail of the trio, who stopped Haves as he was return ing frome a visit to a son-in-law's home. POISON BOOTLEG KILLS FOUR IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Dec. 28.-Police today -re seeking the eogree of the poisonous liquor, dispensed as Christmas cheer, which today had killed four persons, three men and a woman, and left another man in a serious condition In Bellevue Hospital. Thirty-seven cases of alcoholism have been reported at Bellevue Hos pital since Christmas Eve. SOVIET TO ABOLISH MONOPOLY ON TRADE LONDON, Dec. 25.--The Moscow Soviet is about to abolish the gor. ement monopoly on foreign trade and grant absolute freedom of eom. merce abroad, said a Central News [Y" A GOOD -FOR F INDEPENDI (Reprinted From Yesterd H UERAN for France! Thank God there is one nr tion which Great Britain does not wholly dominate and whose gov ernment she does not entirely control in her own selfish interests. Three cheers for courageous, inde pendent, self-respecting little France, with a population less than half of ours and a territory less than a fifth of ours, but with a spirit as indomi table, as inspiring, as glorious as the great American spirit of ours USED TO BE. Good for France, whose represent atives are not marionettes workedon the financial wires of the interna tional bankers, but genuine, patri otic statesmen, who think more of their country and of their people than they doof al the campaign on tributioms the international bankers have provided in the past or have promised to provide in the future. Vive Ia franosl May she live loag among nations and may her valor and her love of liberty and her pa triotism and her shrewd sound sense incease as these 4penat1 qualities -in other once independent natiob Sdigaini~lb p that the world shall not altegethet b1j ne - doormat for Great Britaid $p wipe her feet upon. Franoe knos England, but wa although we have had two wars with her, although she has swept our merchant marine off the seas, al though she tried to destroy us dur ing our Civil War, when we were struggling for very existence; al though she has allied herself with our enemies and then lied about it and then been proved to have lied about it-WE do not know her, and, if we depend upon our innocent, gul lible statesmen, never will know her. France knows that there is not any suggestion of genuine disarma ment at the present conference, nor has there been, nor will there be. There is only talk of other nations than England ceasing to arm in a way which might be effective against England and which might threaten England's complete supremacy on the seas. There is only talk of those other nations "disarming" in a way to make protection of their coasts and their possessions impossible and resistance to attack Ineffective in case England should at any time de sire to discipline those nations. France knows that England pos sesses twice or three times the avail able fleet o' any other nation under the propor i proportion of naval al lotment, acause England has ten times the merchant marine of any other nation and because she so builds and subsidizes and utilizes her merchant marine as to give her stupendous forces in ships and men the moment war is declared and her merchant ships are transformed into battle cruisers. France knows, too, that the strength of the actual battle fleet of England Is the strength of the battle fleets of England and Japan com bined-that England has always put the lie in alliance, that she lied be-. fore about her secret -alliance with Japan, but that the alliance did ex ist and was proved to exist, and that a secret separate alliance does NOW exist between England and Japan, no matter how much England may (e about itnor herw many sftnd (SEI 4' 4 ATRIOTIC, ENT FRANCE ay's New York American.) ton may be deceived by her diplo matic falsehoods. France knows that fortiflhatiems are merely protective armmenta, not aggressive armaments, and that submarines are protective and defen sive armauent,. and when England and Japan want to deny to ether nations the right to build fortifios tions and submarines they want to deny to other nations the right to protect themselves whenever Eng land and Japan in secret alliance shall decide to dominate not only the seas but the lands of the world as well. France knows that the interna tional bankers who run our Govesn ment are not really international bankers, but British bankers-that they wre acknowledged and AO CREDITED agents of England dur ing the war, and that they are actual agents of England today, aMough not openly acknowledged pl .b Holy accredited. France knows that t$ tote proposals of America at the esife once are really the proposals tEg land made through the intessa al wbr _ they e perate and Include among their tangible assets when they balance their books every night. France knows that whatever is to be done at the conclave each day is decided upon by Boot and Ealfour in private conference every previous night, and that whatever Mr. Bal. four decides in the interest of Eng land and Mr. Root decides in the in terest of the international banker our super-statesmen advance n day as the proposals of America and that then these proposals, by way of camouflage and strategy, are vigorously opposed by Japan, and, after much apparent deliberation and pretended hesitation, are reluc tantly approved by England. France knows that there is no use of her remaining at a conference. where England runs Japan through a secret alliance and where Eug. land runs the United States through the international bankers, and where England, therefore, has three votes to France's one. *Bo Briand preserves his self-respect and the prestige of his nation by re turning to France and by holding out In his own fine, brave country for the rights and liberties of his pa triotic people. France knows, finally, and we our selves are beginning to know, that America is getting Into the doormat class as far as England Is concerned, and that there appear to be, after all, some reasons and uses for the abundant whiskers of our excelsior stuffed statesmen, because appended to almost every perfect doormat there Is an especially bristly brush box upon which particularly impor tant and circumspect visitors give their feet an additional wipe before standing proudly upon the doormat and haughtily condescending to enter the humble premises. And rest assured, good, upstand ing Americans-those of you who' are left-that wherever politics has provided a national doormat and nature has created a humn foot wiper, able and arrogant John Bull takes full advantage of the "oppor tunities they aEord. WILLIAM lANDOLI.P NEARST. 'Sub'. S* Seei HARE STER KING'S WIFE Mrs. Harold MoCormick Is Granted Decree on Oround~j of Desrton. CHICAGO. Dec. 28.-Mrs. Edith Rockfeller McCorick fed a bill for divorce against her husband. Harold F. McCormick, In superior cor . She charges desertion. almost immediately fied an answer denying deetion, but admitg living apart from his The sert Innadiatsly granted e .wedivn, Wedgy e it ~ os parks the point bA knours in circles for acme time. The news ' ht great distress to their friends ameng the artists of the Chicago Grand Opera Company, which they had sponsored. Deserted In 1917. McOouick's bill says they were married n1895 and lived together until May 87, 1912. On that date her husband deserted her, the bill charges. Hearing of the case began at 11:3 a. m. to day before Judge Charles A. McDonald. Mrs McCormick in person came to the courtroom, accompanied by former Judge Charles B. Cutting. her attorney. eCormick, at the office of the Mc Cormick estate, in the Lalane finan cial district, declined to comment upon the divorce proceedings. His secretary said McCormick had nothing to may and left word that no questions should be answered. Mr. and Mrs. McCormick have two children, Miss Muriel McCormick and Fowler MoCormick. HILL FEUD ENDS FATALLY FOR THREE AT XMAS PARTY LONDON, Ky.. Dec. 88.-y.-wit ness accounts of a bloody battle at Portersburg, Clay county, Meaday night, in which 'three an were killed and two 'others perhape fatally wounded reached here this morning. The battle, said to have been staged at a Christmas celebration at the home of Thomas Martin, was participated in by members of the Bngs and Martin-Phil t clans, who are now at deadly fued, according to reports. Those arriving here said that calls had gone out through the mountain fastnesses and that fur. ther bloodshed was feared. Those dead are Hugh Hammonds, his son. Samuel Hammond., and George York. The wounded are Sol York and his nephew, Ring York. $2,000 IN GEMS TAKEN FROM SUBURBAN HOME Miss Louise Taylor, of Seat Pesse. ant. Md., reported to the police to day the theft of more than $3,000 from her home during the latter pert oForcing a window in the rear of the house, thieves entered and made away with a ring set with three emeralds, a crescent pin set with thirty-four pearl., a ring set with five opals and a saapphire ring, be aides a number of articles of smaller value. The rohhery was not dis covered until yesterday. MAN AMPUTATED THUMB AFTER TAKING MOONSHINE PITTSBURlGH, Dec. 28.-After tak ing two drinks of "moonshine," Nick Tomasky, Braddock, mat down in the roadway and amputated his left thumb with a pair of pinchers after it had been partly shot away in a row with Jacob Zellar. ellar is in the Braddock General Hospital with a gunshot 'wound in the leg, said to have been inflicted by Luis Tomasky, a brother of Nick. NERO RUNS AMUCK; KILLS WIFE AND COMPANION George Samuel Elppe, a negro re sming at 1105 FirSt street northwest ran amuck in his home this after noon, killingC his wife and another negro woman who was v'isiting in the place. He used a revolver. He was a....ted and locked up at No, s eec * Agreel s Ho Boston Woman Hired Man To Thrash Her Husband If you can't do It yourf, ladies, hh's a strengarm man 1a do it for you. This is what Mrs. Ella M. Whitsbasd did when her bus eenw adhe did. Result: dIIuWy had br in court. The east. og am* her a bUndr&edolar., anc *ae says the -m-s- wehr r p that sum. PlRITYMENTORS SUGGEST TRUCE ON 1(SS IN 1922 Spooning a Sin, and Autos Merely Bedrooms on Wheels, They Say. By JAM L. EI LOALLEN. Iatere.emal News surtes. CHICAGO, Dec. 28.-New Tear resolution for "teen" age girls: "Don't kiss any man unless you are engaged to him and not often then!' Mrs. B. C. Howell, lecturer on morals and a delegate to the Inter national Purity Congress, In session here, urges the American girl to turn over a new leaf, reassert her tra ditional right ,to chivalrous treat ment in the hands of her masculine Mends, and tot back to the moral oode et 1914. "8pooning," she said In an inter view today, "never has been so In dsriminate-never has had such disastrous results to the morals of the gls In the 'teen' age. "I know. For fifteen years I have been making talks to grammar and high school girls, hearing their stories-stories they wouldn't tell their own mothers. The girls say the men expect to be kissed; most girls think It Is all right: they say, every girl doe. it.' Is it any won dr that the average age of girls admitted to the Florence Crittenten missions has dropped in ten years from the age of twenty-six to six teen, with some an young an ten?" To which the Rev. Wilbur F. Crafts, than whom there are few more famous in the world of reform, added an enthusiastic "amen" "Blame jazs dancing, the seductive movie kiss that sets the example, nd the bedroom on wheels-other wise known as the automobile," said the superintendent of the interna tional reform bureau. "The jam. palaces are nothing more than cess pools, the Immodest scenes In the movies are sucking the souls out @ our girls, and the bedrooms cn wheels are carrying them over the raoids." Dr. Crafts heartily agreed with the suggestion of J1. Louis Guyon, Chi. cago dancing master, who told the delegates that when they go back home they should call together s doen substantial citizens and prevail upon them to register loud corn plaints when jazz music is played, smutty songs sung In the theater, or Indecent dancing indulged In. "Oet up and walk out," he said. "The result will surprise you. Hun dreds will follow." "Excellent!" said Mrs. Howell. "But don't let the girl, forget thai 1922 resolutIon-No sponning! Burely conversation Is not a lost art." Ex-Gov. Beckett Is Dead. RA'LEIGH, N. C.. Dec. 18.-Thomai W. Blckett, former governor of North Carolna, died at his home here ear!y oday as the result of a stroke of paralysis last nignt. Blc'kett was suc ceeded as executive by Governor Mor .a.... te. *=m==t. RI nent p eless REJECTI1 HELD BAR .TO TREATY Paris Desgatos Agrmabis to Capital Ship Ratio. But Ask Fre. Hand on Ss mabl. 1biamatisem News eers. . French deiat to the arts conference, ating on orders from Paris, wen into today % sst om sion of the naval powers to aToues their S. e[SSeg ce of the 1.75 m e epi and in as inferie nation, "An agreement on submarines seems hopeless," mid a member of the Amer Icean delegation when he went into the session at 11 o'clock. "The French don't want to be restrleted in sub marines and we certainly can't tirs them.". Another member of the American delegation declined to comment on the outlook, but it was apparent that little hope is held of reaching an agreement on submarine. It is understood, however, that France's rejection of the submarine program will not affect her aeceptaioe of the 1.76 ratio as applied to capital ships, nor will it prevent an agreement being reached on other auxiliary craft. such as ight cruisers, torpedo boats, carriers and lesser fighting vessels. Censters em Sasarine Issue. The whole opposition on the part of France, it was said by members of the conference, would be directed against the submarine ratio, and there was a hopeful attitude as the meeting got under way that it would be found possible to limit some classes of other craft at least. The Interpretation that will be placed on the submarine rejection Is that every nation Is to be free to con struct as many submarines as it deems necessary and desirable. A British spokesman said today that Great Britian will consider herself free In this respect and also with regard to the development of anti-submbrlne craft. Every Indication pointed to the flat refusal of both France and Japan to accept the American comnpromise program on submarines, under which they would have 31,000 tons of sub mersible. to 60,000 tons retained by the United States and Great Britain. Upon the nature of their refusals. tations wil be conin ue here i or whether they wi be idfinitly postponed to be taken up at some later and larger meeting of the powers, as the French hope. Like the Hughes capital ship pro grmIs elastic, andsu t Am ra degates, at least, went into today's confernce hpng tht th e carac fusals would be such as to permit a continuation of the discussions here in the general direction of a complete naval agreement. The Trendh, however, apparently are inent upon forcing anotr con today that the present conference will succeed In imposing limitatios on auxiliary craft along with the limitation already agreed upon with regard to the big ships. Against Postpomlng Dechlsto. The attitude of the other delega tionsu-American. British, Italian and ment ofte submarinet deiso e They believe it should be settlj, the opportunity presents itself. BDo agreement can only be made by enue Imous consent, and It appeared todw that the French will not give this. The Japanese feel that they have been placed In an awkward position. Havin once accepted the 54,000 tons of submarines allotted them under the original Hughes program, their spokesmen declare that it is unfair and impossible for Japan to be asked to accept a still further cut to 31.000 tons a. proposed in the Chrilstmas compromise. If the submarine questIan ia to be allowe'd to no~ ove" until sonme fu Iture coinference, and with It the Iwhole cues~ne auailiary shis