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iMMtene, Deo. 80.™-(By tho
Associated Press.)—Plans.for an
Armenian national hone, financed
by a possible $30,000,000 appro
priation by-the United States con
gress or a popular loan In Amer
ica In" addition. to funds .train
other countries, were presented to/
the Near Eut conference today
by-the American delegation.
Athena, Deo. *0.—The IXirkft
an sending reinforcements in the
direct!ori\ of Mosul, the rich oil
district, the ownership of which
la in dispute at the Lausanne
conference, according to advices
to the Central News from a re
liable source. A division of 0,000
Turkish troops, it Is stated, has
already left van for Mosul.
Lausanne, Deo. 30.—(By the Asso
ciated Press.)—The Lausanne confer
ence completes its sixth week today
felth a solution of the Near Eastern
question still in the, making and with
the Allied and Turkish delegations
still at odds over the important Issues,
As Iimet Pasha and his associates,
awaited further instructions from,
their government at Angora, whither
they recently reported the Impasse in
which! the negotiations find Vthem
selves, It .seemed certain that a settle
ment. of even one of the troublesome
problems on the agenda oould not
take place this year. It is-believed
that Ismefc In his report to his gov
ernment called special attention to
the declaration of Lord Curson that
the British government insisted upon
recognition of its mandate over the
Mosul vilayet.
Action by the Allies on the Ar
menian plan for a national home In
Turkey was expected today. The
hub-commission on minorities, which
Is wrestling with this difficult prob-
em, listened yesterday to »n appeal
the American observers that rtfu
gees ID
Jster Tchltcherln Of Russia Friday
tnadepublloa New Tear's appeal to
the American people, declaring that
..«~Rqesla, while she hoped for 'peace In",
}B2Sr deorled the methods being purs,
lued by the Allies at the Lausann#
conference. These methods made for
naval warfare, instead of peace, and
defeated the plans framed by Russia
(or general naval disarmament along
the lines of the Washington agree
Ruulii h# Added, had hopes .tnat
be allowed to return
:to their native lands and' that their
property'be-restored to them.
'. (By The Associated. Phot A.,,
HH** iCtigBBPC ^^f'ore'W'' Son*
At Near East Meet
Enterprise Would Be R
nanced ByPouible $20,
... 000,000 U. S. Appropri
ation Or Popular Loan In
ssnu «h «»•.«• s:"2?kV„°
lean workmen and capital, she might
be able to effect her reconstruction.
Declares Less Farming
Means of Raiung
Chicago, D^o. "SO.—The farmer is
thrown out of the-.economic line be
cause there is no one below mm to
whom he may "pass the buck," Pro
V* fessor B. W. Hlbbara of the Universl
ty of Wisconsin declared here today
at the closing session of the American
Economic .association convention:
.« '. Co-operative methods have added
money to the farmers' pocket but
^%-i have failed because they have not
if made the farmer's .'products dearer,
"i he asserted. Leans in the way of sub
•^'sidles would do no good, he contln
ISfenied, decfitring they-were like lending
ife- ffto man who is heing systematically
"What the farmer needs, now Is npt
Iv^liVa loari to make «P hif( deficit to^r the
^moment which- be paid back
:. The
Dt later. both prlncipcil and Interest.
logical way to make termers prosper
i^ous is to lessen terming, just as the
i|W.v«oal .operators ,«£»-' prosperens be-.
A Iltlla MAt tftA' twilAH
l^-SeT for a fifth of them to leave the
farms and break into the ~better pay
I '^r:Sag professions, ttades^and businesses..
I mils woi^ld at once b^eak the ppwr
:®:'-.'of the group holding prices up artlfl
fyf:i. !cially, whether they be 'laborers or
'•&M> capitalists. •'•.
i'# "The termer, havliig no means of
tifi#-limiting his ou^ut, thrdws on a: glnt
'-"'"V ted iparl^et» mass of good* not keenly
Wanted and' wondm and complains
at the ruinously ^low rprltiis paid.
Frovldenee ^ffltet«d Wm .wtth #opi
of unusual magnitude. The repult was
If%!i3nfftft*ble, «nd Its 'explaha4Son ts^
no occult-power,. •/?.' .•
.' 'SWhat If the termer «hooU|: sMM7/
One sttrt of strtke fce oanaot ,'stage tdo
.'soon-r-a,. buyers itrlke. agadnst goods,
and services relatively twice as high
..in prleesTn awnujt Is paUiul.
CSnethod hut! the saohr it(ls. done the.
"t less 'wilt'U» .termer class stiik^in
Je -ot.:il»iri»."' c-' .•
& W 0CT.

Officials of Organization* to
Send Agents Into More
'.Xv house Parish.'
Authorities Will Not Predict
What, Further Arrests
May Be Expected.
New Orleans, Deo. 10.—The Iioulsi
ana organisation of the Ku Klux Klan
will send its 'Own agents into More
house Parish to investigate the kid
naping and killing of Watt Daniels
and Thomas Richards last August,
according. to an announcement today
by a high state official ,of the klari.
This action, he said, was decided on
at a. conference here yesterday of
.heads of the state organisation.
It was stated, that the investigation
probably will b'e started within* the
next 48 hours.
The klftn officials stated if it should
develop ths.t 'any individual hiembers
of Ihe klan in Morehouse Parish had
anything to do with the klddaplng
and murders of Daniels and Richards
they "would be outlawed and the klan
would assist in obtaining their con
Marking Time.
Bastrop,' La., Dec. 30.—Another
day of nufrRlng time while, awaiting
the return of federal and state in
vestigators who have been conferring
with state officials today served to In
crease the air of expectancy In State
house'Parish, the scene of an inquiry,
Whioh It was declared will prove a
sensational expose of marked band
operations* The Investigator* were
expected'-, to return here within the
next forty-eight hours.
Officials would not predict today
what further arrests would 'be made
In addition to the detention here of J.
T. Burnett', Jorjner deputy sheriff,
and!' employe df a local carbon -plants
and o{ Pr B/ M. McKoln, farmer
rng to be
cottdncAM. heni
n^r Oen«nil' Coco., before Judge Fred
t,. Odom/ Po^tlve denial was m'ade at
the office of the parish sheriff and
6ounty!' icburt clerk, of reports that ad
-ditlon^l affidavits or 'i warrants had
been Issued.
wefck fey Attdr
To Get .McKoiq.
.Deputy Sheriff Calhoun of Mre
house Parish and Captain of Detec
tives James'P. Glynn of the New Or-
tranauMty^"w»uld °be V^toredToThe'|Jeans police department, were on their
on a charge of murder in connection
with the' kidnapping and killing of
Watt Daniels and Thomas Richards
in the event his extradition is grant'
Expect Deputy.
-Baltimore, Md., Dec. 30.—Special
Deputy Sheriff .Calhoun of Morehouse
parish, Louisiana, who has with him
a requisition on the governor of this
state for .the return to Louisiana of
r. B. M. McKoln, is expected to ar
here tomorrow. pwing to the
holiday Monday, it is believed Gov
ernor Ritchie will not act on the case
until Tuesday.
McKoln was arrested here last
Tuesday for the murde,r of Watt
Daniels and Thomas Richards, vie-,
tlms of -a hooded .mob at Mer Rouge
Telegrams,from his wife and his
father and from several Influential
friends in. northern Louisiana and
southern Arkansas reached Dr. Mc
Koln yesterday at the city Jail,
cheering him greatly. His relatives
expressed the upmost confl(lehoe In
his final vindication. Mrs. McKoin,
who had been reported'as advising
her husband to return to .Louisiana,
has hot made'any suggestion, Dr.
McKoln said, .sind her telegram yes
terday advanced nQ such Idea, -His
father, however, urged htm to
abandon his fight against extradition
and come home.
Wtme^SBs_o( the hotdnp of P*or-
s«d Fred HcOlnre as mmlpn
the ba^dtt gang. CJavorty at
."t wqjl
O ftp»
Special Grand Jury Indicts
Former Officials Under
Wilson Administration On
Charges Of Conspiracy To
Defraud Government in
The Construction Of War
(By The Associated Press.)
Washington, Dec. 30.—Bene
dict CrowT, assistant secretary of
war under the Wilson adminis
tration and six "dollar a year"
men associated with the council
of national defense, were indicted
liere today by the special grand
jury involving war frauds on
charge* of conspiracy to defraud
the government in construction
qf war time army camps and
The other indicted'are: Will
iam A. .Starrett, Morton C. Tut
tle, Clemens W. Lundoff, Clair
Foster, John H. «McGibbons, and
~ames A. Mears.
The indictment charges a con
spiracy to maladminister existing
laws and regulations to control
the giving of contracts to friends,
associates and.-clients under the
cost plus," system, which it is
charged resulted in a loss to the
government of millions of dollars
and reduced the morale of lj|bor
Move to Follow.
The Indictments are the first big
calvo in Attorney General Daugh
erty*s attack on many war-time con
tracts which ths department of jus
tice holds after exhaustive investiga
tion to be fraudulent. Others are
expected to follow, and It is estimated
that the amounts Involved when- the
attorney general's full program is
under way ViU run inU? hundreds of
millions Qt dollars-
Ths indictments,, charging 47 overt
acts and applying to Jll named alike
drt^ hr kargesi- thut'etfhttftctors, thetr 'as
engineers, itrchltects arid Jofltcers
the gov«rhment entered, into aeon-.
spiraey rto set up a.' system profitable
-to thif contractors and prejudicial to
the government' to control the giving
of contracts to friends, associates and
clients, past And prospective.
Minot, N. D., Dec. 80.—Little hope
is entertained by. the attending phy
sician for the recovery of Benjamin
Bohn of Kepinare who is confined in
a local hospital suffering from burns.
Which cover practically his entire
body, and which were sustained when
k?g of powdisr was ignited in a
mine near ParshaH, exploding and
burning his clothes off.'
Three ParshaU, N. D„ youths,
Leroy Sand en, Lyle Clausen arid
Walter Deum, all age 15, who were
watching the miner prepare the
charge of explosives', are confined to
:helr homes suffering from minor
burns, which, according to word re
ceived here today, will not prove
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 30—(A. peat
and brush', fire which -for a time
threatened' to burn several houses in
St. Louis park, a suburb, was brought
under control early .today: after about
1,000 residents of the community had
battled the flames f»r four hodrs. The
fire was brought under control with
out serlotis damage.
1 V.'
if 4.
BD-itiok 7U-lVifi
Chicago, Dec. 30.—(By the As
sociated Press.)—Optimism for
1998 permeated stuhmarixations
from a business standpoint of the
year now closing as mad*- public
today by some of Chicago's leaders
of finance and Industry. They
gave their reasons for their satis
faction with the situation, chief of
which were:
Upward trend of trade.
A tone of greater confidence."
Improved conditions of agricul
Increasing buslnece activity gen
Favorable condition of bank re
serves,' interest rate and credit
More normal relationship be
sween prices of different classes'of
Independents to Caucus
Monday Evening Forecast
Impossible at Present.
(By Staff Correspondent.)
Bismarck, N. D., Dec. 30.—Members
of the house of representatives who
have so far arrived in Bismarck for
the legislative session are decidedly at
sea over the speakership question^
Canons Monday Night.
As the Independents have a majori
ty of jthree in the house. It- Is conceded
that they will be In a position to name
the speaker, provided they unite on
one man. With this end in. view a
caucus of the .Independent) house
members'1# scheduled for. Monaay eve
nlng followlng a dinner to be held bV
Al^rnjlepeqifeDt -^Islaton-.
miler 'Active Candidate.
On the' league side of the. fence J.
C. Ml'lef of/Bottineau has appeared as
ans active candidate, and It'is' under
stood that .he'is making an effort to
attract Some Independent votes his
«&y largely, on the strength of his rec
ord As an advocate of prohibition leg
Lackey a POeslMllty.
There' has 'also been some talk in
league'circles as to the possibility of
Claude Lackey. of Orant county, an
Independent being Supported' as a
compromise candidate^. There seems
at this time, however, small Uklihood
that this plan will Jmeet with general
favor of the Independent house mem
bers the names most frequently men
tioned for the speakership, are those
of "H. Stark of Stark county, James
Carr of Stutsman and Roy Johnson of
Cass. William Watt and- t. L.
Twlchell, both of Cass county, are al
so mentioned to sonie extent,-although
neither of them has declared himself
aft a candidate. There has as yet been
no crystallsation of sentiment suffici
ent to make any forecast possible,
Rugby, N. D., Dee.'80.—The lnfarit
Priceless Historical Treasures
MCan^ Destroyed
$ 4 v* ii- 'r
child of Mr. aid MnT John Schwan wm?ld^mar*ntB«Ur"?hW6r
la RfdMvt^e,
paring PT»»5»e the ««r
most Wwttttil ehu
"Mortgage". On Wealth of tho Peo
ple Declared Cuno's Plan for Rep
arations Bonar liaw Hopes for
Paris, Dec. 30.—A mortgage on the'
wealth of the Oerman people up to
20 per cent of its total value is the
guiding principle of the reparations
proposals which Germany will make
to the premiers' conference, according
to the version of the German plan
Siven by Lucien Chassalgne, foreign
editor of the Jornal.
Mortgage, the writer says, would be
established by means of income tax re
turns. Small business would make di
rect payments on the obligation but
in the case of large concerns special
shares of non-voting stock having
preference in the profits, /would be
created. AU these shares would be
centered In a bank in Holland 'or
Switserland managed by a mixed con
trol board presided over by a neutral.
Such a mortgage, M. Chassalgne
says, is estimated by the Germans as
able to produce thirty billion gold
marks. In return, however. Chancel
lor Cuno, the article declares, will ask
for abrogation of those clauses of the
Versailles treaty which 'limit German
commercial activity.
Figure Too Small.
Although France accepts the prin
ciple of a mortgage on German wealth,
the editor says that Herr Cuno's fig
ure Is much too small, Inasmuch as
the French share In the total would
drop to sixteen billion gold marks or
about half of the amount she has al
ready spent In reconstructing the de
vastated regions.
International bankers, the writer as
serts. are Inclined to favor a loan to
The Petit Parlslen learns that the
French reparations plan now is ready
and that It requires only,the approval
of Premier Polncare.
Bonar Law Has Plan.
London, Deo. 80.—(By the Associ
ated. Press.)—-Prime Minister. Bonar
I*^r will taJw to the Paris- conference
tSe-SrpSsh cabinet paBsef ^jd*'rtent4,
yesterday in- the hope of obtaining^ a
Fr«hch agreement for a final settle
ment of the reparations problem, it
was announced lh British official quar
ters today.
Paris, Dec. 80.—-Persistent .reports
that the United States would partici
pate in next week's conference of pre
miers were definitely elimlnited Friday
upon the receipt of news that the
United States would take no part in
the meeting and that the American
administration regards the .forthcom
ing.,- premiers' meeting as a purely
European affair.
Although it is not believed the state
department at Washington has made
ariy statement on the matter, inter
ested governments on inquiring were
informed that there did not seem to
be the slightest chance of American
participation. There was some sug
gestion, however, that the breaking
up of the conference and athe proba
bility that this would certainly 'tfe fol
lowed by French seizures in Germany,
might provoke some eleventh hour
step by the United States.
Reports that Wilhelm Cuno, the
German chancellor. Intends to startle
the premiers' conference \irlth definite
rot the Balta neighborhood died at 51ui^L *u*r*ntee the security of
the local hospital from the effects of
coal gas breathed during the night 5n,ierB
when the hard coal stove at the^Sl'?3
Schwan home filled the house with fbl®
fumes. The father and mother, andthe reports, wodid extend over a
Jaco6 Hoffart, a visitor, all of whom Period of thirty years. It would be
were' nearly asphyxiated, are re- "Kned by Great Britain, Italy, France
Friday and created conslder-
COIWme"t- Th'» pa«t.
and Geri^ny. The United States
would be asked to sign without assum
ing any military obligations.
French officials are said to have
already received an outline of the
scheme from unofficial sources and are
for It since It is supposed to Contain a
clause giving any country the right to
withdraw within the thirty-year pe
riod, provided a referendum decided
to this effect. Another feature of the
reported pact would be withdrawal
within a short time of the troops of
occupation. This, it is asserted, would
find, no support In France.
Germany Is keeping her new pro
posals much in the dark, so far, as
the reparations commission is con
cerned. The commission has learned,
'however, that among Chancellor
Cuno's proposals will be one to pay a
lump sum, somewhere between five
billion and' eight billion gold marks,
one billion to be paid at once and the
remainder-over a period of ten years.
This would be accompanied by. a cer
tain form of allied financial control
sufficient .to insure the balancing of
Germany's budget and the stabilisa
tion of the mark.
,'s Amendment
Jfojt Offered HoijsePro
vision Changed.,,
Ulew.'iii'th* «MP«i nor
late today tii9°*
Financiers' C6irt^i'©hc©K:fl#i^M
Urged As An Alternative lls
If Allied Premiers Fail
The' evening edition of the
Grand Forks Herald will be printed
at noon on Monday, January 1,.
New Year's day. In oeder that the
employes of the Institution. may
properly observe the day.
$6,500,000 FOR
President Transmits Letter
From Denby Urging
Enactment of Capper Rural
Credits Bill Urged By
Sec. Mellon.
Washington, Dec. 80.—A sup
plement appropriation of 90,500,
000 for modernization of battle
ships was requested of congress
today by President Harding, 4ho
transmitted a letter from Secre
tary Denby declaring that as a
result of the arms conference
decisions, the nation mnst adopt
a new policy regarding Its capi
tal ships If they are "to be main
tained at a standard of efficiency
comparable to that of similar
vessels of foreign powers."
Washington, Dec. SO.—(By the
Associated Press.) Enactment
of the Capper rural credits bill,
together with legislation extend
ing the. powers of the war finance
corporation for nine months,
--rather- than -the Lenroot -Wll,
which heretofore has Worne tho
administration stamp, was urged
by Secretary Mellon today before
the' senate hanking committee.
Harding/ Commutes Sen
tences On Condition That
They Leave U. S.
Washington, Dec. 30.—The sentence
of eight members of the Industrial
Workers of the World, convicted In
the Haywood case of conspiracy and
violation of war time laws, were com
muted by President Harding today to
expire at once on conditions that the
eight prisoners leave the United States
and never return.
The men whose sentences were
commuted were: Aurello Vlncenti
Azura, sentenced to 20 years C. J.
Bourg, -10 years: Peter Green, 10
years Charles L. Lambert, 20 years
Harry Lloyd, 5 years Burt Lorton, 10
years Sam Scarlett, 20 years, and
Archie Sinclair, 10 years.
All of the meh are subject to de
portation and It was a condition of
their commutation that should they
return to this country the clemency
granted would be void. It was further
said that the president had reached
the decision that should any one of
them return, they would be appre
hended and returned to Leavenworth
penitentiary to serve out the remain
der of his sentence.
The prisoners will be given sixty
days in which to arrange for their de
parture, and will be required to give
bond, on their departure from prison
that they will appear at a stated time
and surrender themselves for deporta
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 30.—Eight
year-old Mary Glovannangell, kid
napped eight days ago and held for a
ransom of 820,000, was returned to
her home this morning less than 12
hours after her father, Nicola Glo
irannangeli. East Side banker, had
reported her disappearance to the
The child was brought to within
half a block of her home, where a
man helped her from an' automobile
arid directed her to "hurry home and
don't, be. afraid of the dark."
She- had not -been harmed .-and
Informed her parents she Had been
taken to a farm bouse. She had
been well cared for and .e^en feted
on Christmas day, she said.
HtraU Carrien Wai
Dishribtie Cdtmlan
v* n'- .-? -y ,..V»
In accordance with a lipstw ot'1
long standing, carriem ot the Ew
.*&£ fmd ildnUng Hetwld will
distribute so*veei« .oalendMa. to
tM nban InjitM ctty on New
ly flutdnnht^a ytiikr,-
scrvU*^ Artr "ft e# rYeni^s. gr^t
lag carries with It thelr beet wishes
to all subscribers, at** "I*»e Herald
*. ,... .itmmBBsi
Borah Is Willing to With
hold His Proposal for
Economic Meet.
These Two Announcements
Tend to Clear Air Re
garding European
(By The Associated
Puis, Dec. SO.—France has
made'an Intensive study of the
reparations question for the last
four years and Is convinced that,
Germany does not want to restore
her financial stability if snob a
step means payment in full of a
reasonable war indemnity. Booh'
Is the authoritative though unof..
fidal comment on the speech of
•he" American secretary of state
at New Haven last night.
Washington, Dec. 30.—Disclosure
by Secretary Hughes, in his New
Haven speech last night of the belief
of the Washington government that
an international commission of firi
anclers, including Americans, might
well be called In to recommend
method of settlement of the repara
tions crisis, apparently leaves the next
move In the hands of the Allied- pre
Offered As An Alternative.
The American suggestion, Mr.
Hughes specified, was offered as an
alternative In the event that the pre
miers at their Paris meeting next
Tuesday fall to find a basis for ad
justment of their views "among them
The seoretary stressed the view that
settlement by the premiers lfas to be
hoped for. He pointed 6ut! that- fall
lng such an agreement, the
Plan of Force Not Approved.
The plain warning to Allied states
men that the United States could not
look with favor on attempted forcible
collection was reiterated by Mr.
Hughes in his address, and the finan
cial commission plan Was put forward
as an alternative that would "open
hopefully" the way for American help
Secretary Hughes' address and Sen
ator Borah's withdrawal of his navy
bill amendment requesting the presi
dent to call an economic conference
combined to clear the air considerably
with regard to the effort of the Amer
ican government /to be helpful lnjths
reparations tangle. It has been made
plain that the administration saw no
present hope of accomplishing good
results through the method proposed
by Senator Borah.
The two-day senate debate had
Served, however, to make officials
both here and abroad aware of the
desire in this country that American
help should be given toward European
recuperation if a way to make It avail
able can be found.
Will Withhold Proposal.
Washington, Dec. 30.—Although
privately stating that he was prepar-'
ed to offer it as an .amendment .to
some other bill should the necessity
anse. Senator Borah's decision to
withhold his proposal for an interna
tional economic conference as an
amendment to the naval appropriation
bill was regarded today as having
finally disposed of it -and settled the
Immediate issue which has held the
senate in its grip for nearly a.week'.'
The Idaho senator's announcement
that he would withhold the proposed
amendment came as the Climax of the
senate battle late yesterday af^er ad
ministration assurances had.'' been
given by Senator Watson of Indiana,'
that the president already was/sound*
ing out the situation in ways .whlch T?
might lead to a movement -aldtngt tn-vd
the adjustment of economic ^condi
tlorisin Europe. :He appealed, to Sen
ator Borah for this reason notip press
his proposed resolution.
New'Haven* Contti, Deo.- 30.~?H9ec!!*i
frry Hughes laat night speak±Qg be
fore the Americkn^ IItatMcal iSocla
tlon, sdggssted thfit 'body Jot fin
including AJMrtcan^^tiKuss
the reparations probleht in an sAtemPt
to fiqd -a bash for ssttlement. Re
Savdlng this proposal,
spoM as fpllytra
(Contlatted on
hptoy, ot:tW»f
'might be facing the employment 'or
forcible means to collect reparations
from Germany, and outlined the dan
ger to world peace the'American, gov
ernment foresaw In that course.
No Further Steps. -f|
There was nothing here today to in-
dlcate that the American government
had It now In mind to take any other
initiative than to suggest informally,
as Mr. Hughes hail done, a way In
which the Allied premiers themselves
might seek the aid of American eco
nomic strength in restoring Europe.
Neither the White House nor the stats
department would give any definite in
formation as to whfct attltudp the
sounding out process may have devel
oped in European capitals. At the
same time, however, there were indi
cations that so far the plan had en
countered no actual opposition on the
part of any foreign government and
that the administration had high
hopes of its final acceptance.

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