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VOL. XXXII. NO. 245.
Antics of G. 0. P. and Party
Press Show Strength of
Famous Democrat.
By Staff Correspondent.
NEW YORK. Feb. 20.—William G.
McAdoo Is just as much a candidate
for the presidency of the United
States as any other democrat in the
Furthermore, he possesses the dis
tinction of being the only democrat
whose nomination is feared by the
republican party and whose possible
future course is the subject of much
speculation on the part of the repub
lican press. •
In other words. William G. McAdoo Is
the only prospective candidate for the
democratic nomination who has become
"big enough to be lied about."
The various antics of the republican
press relative to McAdoo are being
watched with considerable Interest by
his friends in New York. They are so
Indicative of the fear that he will lead
the party that they cause more amuse
ment in New York than anything else.
Also, they are Interesting as showing
that the kind of a man McAdoo is can
not be comprehended by the political
leaders who are endeavoring to run tht
nation at this time.
William G. McAdoo will never seek
the presidency of the United States as
Leonard Wood, Hi Johnson and Senator
Harding are seeking It. ne has too
high a regard for the office to make
an unseemlngly scramble out of the nom
inations. He Is entirely too whole-souled
an American to stoop to the channels
that the republicans are using in their
desperate efforts to create “sentiment”
McAdoo believes that the party should
seek a candidate on whom it can unite
in a real effort to express principles.
But the politicians who are fondling
booms for "favorite sons" need not think
they can take advantage of this attitude
on the part of McAdoo to further their
own choices.
William G. McAdoo has done and said
nothing that will Interfere with the peo
ple in the selection of their own candi
date. He will do nothing to influence
that choice.
He does not propose that a candidate
he selected and a platform written about
that cand’date.
He is willing to lead the democratic
party ouly in event the democratic party
is willing to rally arcJund hiui as a lead
er. He would uot be disapointed if his
name received no consideration at the
ban Francisco convention. He would not
be unhappy if he might be left to his
law practice in New York and permitted
to watch the wheels go round from the
• viewpoint of a private citizen who has
accomplished much in public life and is
satisfied with a record unblemished.
But William G. McAdoo is an intense
patriot. He believes in the ability of
the average American to judge the needs
of the nation and he has supreme con
fidence in the stability of the American
McAdoo Is the man who appealed to
the people of the United States for the
money with which to finance the war.
Am secretary of the treasury he taught
the great financial interests of the na
tion that their grgsp on the wealth of
America was ns nothing to the ability
of the people -to control money. When
he floated the first Liberty loan he
risked cruclflcatlon on a gold cross on
the ability and willingness of the peo
ple of America to teach the money barons
a lesson In finance.
The great financial interests that cen
ter In New York refused to consider Me*
Adoo’s call for money. They told him
they were willing to take $500,000,000
bonds at per cent. He advised tlrnn
the loan would be three billion dollars
at 3% per cent. .When they combined
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Approval Given Action of
Board, Says Payne.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—President
Wilson has approved of selling the for
mer German liners, Chairman John Bar
ton Payne of the shipping board told a
house committee today.
Replying to a letter from the chair
man of the board, requesting his judg
ment, President Wilson informally said
he would await the action of the board.
When the board’s resolution to sell the
ships was sent to the president. Chair
man Payne said, the president wrote on
it, “Action of the board approved.’"
Assistant Attorney General Ames an
nounced at a conference with .JusMce
Bailey of the supreme court of District
of Columbia that the government will
file an appeal from the injunction
granted "William B. Mearat to halt the
sale of the former German passenger
m ships.
The senate commerce committee today
ordered a favorable report on the Jones
bill to prevent sale of the ships until
congTess has authorised it.
BOSTON, Feb. 20.—Legislators of New
England are on record today as over
whelmingly against the sale of the for
mer German liners at a sacrifice. The
Massachusetts senate passed an order
protesting the sale and a poll of the
•Massachusetts house showed a majority
of representatives of the same opinion
as the senators.
Polls taken at Concord, N. H.; Mont
pelier, Vt., and Augusta, Me., showed a
majority of the legislators of the north
ern tier of New England states lined
up with a majority of Rhode Island leg
islator* against tha sale.
Want Wilhelm Sent
to Curacao Island
PARIS, Feb. 20.—The allies have sug
gested to Holland that the former kaiser I
be interned on the Island of Curacao, in
► the Dutch West Indies, said a dispatch
from The Hague to the Journal today.
Curacao lies in the Caribbean sea, for
ty-one m'les off the coast of Venozuela.
The capital, Wlllemstadt, long has been
a place of refuge far ex-dictators and
other political refugees from South and
Central America.
Published at Indianapolis,
Ind., Dally Exoapt Sunday.
They Have College Just Like
Doctors ’n Everything—
Ye Prexy Talks a Bit.
11 qrv £ r7* EXTI
, ] Every man knows
\ I what that means.
| ,w It Is a barber’s
| j way of saying, “Get
I 11| h in the chair."
I j V. Men just don’t
1 L \ grow up to be bar
-1 1 ! They are trained
1 and schooled now-
I Y iP% adays just like law
.vers, doctors, book
keepers and other
gjTToSyfTSSS professions.
lii Barbers hsve their
gsrafi? colleges Just like
c other trades. In-
WW i * V diauapolis has sucb
IVI iNI/ fli I a co,les< *’ and 11 ,s
1i a itaAl 'I known as Torr’e
' I XrA I Kar^er college, on
! °ui. f West Wash lnglon
’llfll Here men and
taking lessons ia
K/ 4r the barber profes
v sion. Claude D.
Torr is the owner and presiding head of
this institution. Grant Bailey Is the
manager of the college.
When Torr was only 11 years old he
decided that he wanted to be a barber.
He -was so short then that he bad to
climb up on a soap box to shave his
patrons. •
Torr wore short trousers then and
when he was very young he owned a bar
ber shop in Terre Haute.
“The barber business is a profession,"
said Torr today, while he sat In his offb'e
and saw a number of student barbers at
work. “This is a college and we teach a
system and operate an institution which
is as much a college as a medical school
or a veterinary college. We have ex
pensive equipment Just like a college.”
Whil> Torr was talking a young wom
an student was shaving a man. To
the right and left of her were men also
learning the prefession of harberiug.
Torr by bis college has dignified the
life of a barber. There is as much
decorum and order in this barber college
as there is in a military school.
“And. remember, that many a man
wbo eliir.bs Into a barber's chair is not
making as much money as the barber,”
said Torr.
True to the re- I
qulrements of a col- —-‘-Sy.‘— ?IV ’’
lege, this eoliege fur ,'/ i
making bar Iters has . i
instructors. Kffi- PJ®*
cioncy Is taught vbl
This barber's col- / jj, F/JjFjl v^\|
lege has one ad- , jj
school. The barber _ mrA B 8 (/
stud-pit pnjs tuition , ! {=~T ;
but lie gets p ill '/ jj )VWJKm,'A/ /]
while he is iearti- YMFT& K f j
“The grouch does
n>>t make n good KJ ’VjjjdSy Jj //V/ ,
barber.” suggested Wi!// 1
Mr. Bailey. “He j [
must lie an all- i !
round sociable per- \
“He must be a *
sensible person and “$/}s'/I
a groneh is not a _ > /////\' |
sensible man,” cor- e '’'//iV'Y'' ''
rected Torr. A ...
Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont Under Huge Drifts.
BOSTON, Feb. 20.—Northern New
England today was literally buried under
snowdrifts from nine to fifteen feet high.
Nearly all of Maine, New Hampshire and
Vermont wag trolieyless. M„ny railroad
trains were stalled In drifts. Highways
were impassable.
Drifts left by the blizzard In many
Instances reached to the second stories of
farmhouses. Isolating the Inmates. Drifts
nine feet, h’gli were piled up In the busi
ness sections of Bangor, Lewiston and
other Maine cities.
With transportation agencies crippled,
New England was facing the most men
acing period in the coal famine. Steam
ships, too, on their way north with
coal, were delayed, having been forced
to make the nearest point in the storm.
The situation was further aggravated
by a tie-up of freight ears frozen to
the rails in New England yards nnd
Carries Off Watches and Other
Articles at East End Home.
A thief entered the home of Otto F,
Wurrn, 301 North Bradley avenue, early
today. Jewelry value at S2OO was stolen.
This included two watches, a diamond
ring and a diamond pin.
Hobert Cbenaught, rooming at the Y.
M. C. A., reported to the police that a
thief ransacked his room. Chenaught
said an overcoat, with a sealskin col
lar, was missing. The coat was valued
at sllO. Other clothing and a suitcase
of a total value of $l7O was also missing,
Chenaught said.
William Loving, 367 West Fifteenth
street, returned home last night and
found his bouse ransacked. He told the
police that two pairs of shoes were
stolen. 'Jewelry valued at SIOO was alsc
British Ambassador
May Be Lord Lytton
LONDON, Feb. 20.—Newspapers today
added the name of Lord Lytton to the
list of possibilities for appointment to
the post of British ambassador to the
United States.
Watch Your Step; Read This!
GLEN CAMPBELL, Fa., Feb. 20.
—Shade* of Duns and Bradstraat:
The women of this community can
learn whether their husbands, fiances
or prospective bridegrooms drink,
smoke, chew, swear, gamble or stay
out late at nights by visiting a
“moral credit bureau” Just organised
by sixty-six leading clttb women.
Mere-mac will b# Hated as a No. L
jnftiawa Jlauig ffix ucs
Entered • I Second Class Matter, July 25, 1914, at
Postofflce, I ndlanapolis, Ind., under act March 3, 1879.
Many Believe General’s Boom
in Indiana Is Floating for
Big Air Hole.
Just when is the Wood balloon going
to burst?
A visit to “candidates’ row” In the
Claypool hotel, where many and various
more or less hopeful members of the
grand old party are making their head
quarters, today brought, out that In
nearly every office this is one of the prin
cipal subjects of discussion. The Wood
headquarters itself was no exception.
“Somehow the tmpression has got out
that the Wood boom is largely artificial,”
said one of the employed campaign
workers. “This is not true,” he con
cluded, as he handed an unsuspecting
voter, who had enlled to find out what it
was ail about, a half dozen blank pe
titions, fifty circulars and as many cam
paign buttons.
In the opinion of many of the hangers
on around the vnrloua headquarters and
elsewhere, -the Wood boom Is afflicted
with too many circulars, campaign but
tons and petitions. In other words, the
balloon Is filled with overheated atmos
phere and is already leaking at tho
| seams.
Every day the headquarters hands out
a formal statement from someone or
other telling all about what a great mm
the general is, how he saved the natiov
In Cuba, how he won the world war and
how he has a sore thumb, which, even
wtth his boasted skill as a physician,
he has not been able to cure. The sore
thumb ta not emphasized, but a great
I deal more stress is laid on the fact he
is a physician. It is this way—no phy
stcian has ever been president. There
fore, one should be elected. No expla
nation Is made as to whether he is ex
pecting to administer an anastheflc to
the peace treaty and thus painlessly re
move some of the things to which Sena
tor Lodge et al. are objecting or whether
he Intends to use his skill to cure the
same outfit of their many apparent Ills.
Anyway, a lot of publicity is being
given out. Some of it is even being used
In one or two places. The Wood head
quarters is a very busy clearing house
for printed matter, but no endorsement
hns yet been forthcoming from printers
who are dranving overtime to get it out.
Everybody -‘ailing at the headquarters
is first asked to sign n petition. One
voter said he didn't believe he ought to
sign another one as he had signed three
already. No announcement has been
made us to how tnanv “repesters" there
are on the boasted long list of signers of
Ail this Is simply to show that the
Wood balloon is largely filled wtth noth
ing more substantia! than atmosphere
i created by the man who dis-'overed that
soap would float and others wbo have
“money to burn.” Tbia process is heat
ing the atmosphere which is threatening.
to burst the none too securely constructed
cover of the balloon.
At Lowden headquarters things are
moving quietly. A few petitions are be
ing sent out but no effort is being made
to obtain a large number of signatures,
i The Lowden managers believe the pc
j titlons to be of no particular significance
; and that they are merely a means of
I getting a candidate’s name on the ballot
(Continued on I‘age Twelve.)
Only Doctors and Newspaper
Men at Chicago Hanging.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20.—Prisoners were re
moved today from cells facing on the
courtyard at the county Jail, where
“Smiling Jack” O’Rrler. was hanged ?c
10:45 o'clock. Only physicians and news
! paper men wero allowed to see the bang
i ing. Sheriff Charles Peter* ruled, fol
lowing a strong protest against his plan
to allow other prisoners to witness tho
Among the prisoners who were re
moved were O’Brien’s two brothers,
Michael and Will, held on charges of
O’Brien was convicted of slaying Pa
trolman Richard Burke last June. Last
minute efforts to procure a reprieve
O'Brien's last letter was addressed to
John Neville, a pa! at. Joliet penitentiary.
“If you ever see the fellows who done
this to me, repay them," the letter read.
It. closed with this warning: “The
stralgth path leads to sunshine. Stay
on It. The crooked path leads here.”
Until the last O’Brien maintained what
he charged in an eleventh hour statement
several days ago, that “he did not kill
the policeman, but stood trial for the
murder to save ‘Sonny’ Dunn, a police
character whom he charged with the
murder. He declared that, in return for
this, Dunn had promised to “use his In
fluence in high places” to obtain merely
a short prison sentence for him.
Another Hurt and Civilian In
jured in Fighting.
DUBLIN, Feb. 20.—One policeman was
killed, another wounded slightly and a
civilian wounded dangerously in fighting
here late last night. It coaid not be
learned whether the police were ambushed
or the shooting took place when they at
tempted arrests.
The fighting began at 2 o'clock and
about twenty shots were fired.
LONDON, Feb. 2ft.—Attacks wero madt
against the British military and con
stabulary throughout all of Dublin to
day, said .; Central News dispatch from
that city this afternoon. Bands of
armed men were reported to be roaming
the city. The leaders were said to have
planned attacks upon isolated military
patrols. <
If he Is free from all moral In
iquities, while If he diverges from
the narrow path in any particular,
bis rating will be materially lower.
“It’s for our own protection?”
said one member. “We want to
know every man morally.” The rec
ords will be held confidentially, but
any woman can obtain a report on
any man In the town.
Reply to the Allies Is Reported
Framed in Conclusive
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—President
Wilson's latest note on the Adriatic set
tlement Is regarded at the whitehouse as
his last word on the subject, It was
stated today. One official said "he
thought no further correspondence would
be necessary.”
Before the president’s note is put on
the cables a copy will be submitted to
him by the state department for final
Officials who are anxious for publica
tion of the entire correspondence hope to
arrange for giving out the notes at once;
It Is believed the president is not averse
to such action, but will defer his consent
until he is advised on the subject by
Acting Secretary of State Polk.
Published summaries of the allies’ re
ply to Wilson’s first note were declared
not authentic by the whitehouse and state
department. A summary published In
Buenos Aires was described by the state
department as “fragmentary, garbled and
very Inaccurate.”
Taking an unyielding stand in his po
sition with regard to the Adriatic prob
lem, the president la understood to have
pointed out to the allied premiers that
their argumentative note does not anawor
his original protest that tho council of
premiers has taken action, to which this
nation would be bound, without con
sulting this government.
The results of the exchange of notes,
at cording to the opinion of high officials
of the state department, are these:
The proposed settlement of the
Adriatic problem will be abandoned
b,v the council of premiers, unless
■’resident Wilson nut be convinced of
Its justice.
The council of premiers will consult
tlie United States In the future before
taking definite action on any matter
to which this government might be
A crisis hns been averted, hot a
long druwn out controversy Is likely
to follow.
The treaty of peace Is not likely
to be withdrawn from the senate.
It is believed here that the president’s
latest note has averted a crisis.
LONDON. Feb. 20. The charge that
allied leniency towards Turkey since the
i armistice wus signed has allowed the
j Turks to re-create their military forces
; nod resume the extermination of Chris
tians in Armenia and Anatoia. was made
itl the Manchester Guardian today by
Viscount Bryce, former British ambuss*,
j dor to the United States.
Viscount Bryce declared that the al
lies are responsible for the live* of Chris- '
1 tfame in Turkey and Armenta and that
j it is the allies' duty to protect them,
i “Thp stretching out of the hand of
friendship to the Turkish nationalists, J
who are close aiiie* of Germany, was a
wanton act of folly,” said the viscount.
He demanded the extradition .of the
Turkish officials responstbel for launch
lug Turkey Into the war and those re
sponsible for war crimes after Turkey
entered (he conflict
The council of ambassadors after tak
ing up discussion of allied relations with
Russia at its session yesterday, decided j
,to discontinue debr.te on the question
! until Premier MUlerand of France re 1
turns Monday, it was learned officially j
Austen Chamberlain, chancellor of the
exchequer, in an open letter revealed
that Great Britain’s loans to Russia to- i
tal ,VSB 000,000 pounds. Other loans, he
said, were: France, 471,000,000 pounds;
Italy. 4f0.000.000 pounds; Belgium, 8(1,-
300.000 pounds; other nations, 71,000.000
These loans the chancellor said, were
exclusive of 21.500 000 pounds to be
granted the allies and other powers for
reconstruction work.
It was reported this afternoon that Pre
mier Nitti of Italy has intimated to the I
! council of premiers that Italy will make ■
pence with Russia regardless of the future
attitude of the other allies. The allied !
plan to deal with Russia In a commercial i
way through the Russian co-operatlva
societies has been virtually rejected.
The return of Premier Mlllerand from
Psrls Is being awaited anxiously. It is
believed he will Interpose strong objec
tion to any peace plans.
ROME, Feb. 20.—President Wilson’s
first Adriatic note has "cast a shadow
of gloom" over the entire city of Flume,
according to advices here.
“The Wilson note has struck a stag
gering blow to the morals of the popu
lation,’’ a dispatch said.
The situation in the disputed city, now
held by the forces of Gen. Gabriele d*
Annunzio, poet, aviator and formerly an
officer in the Italian army, was described
as pitiful. There is au acute food short
age, raw materials enn not be brought In
because of the blockade, and Industry Is
paralyzed, the dispatches said.
D’Annunzio is reported til, suffering
from nervous prostration.
Prince of Wales
to Visit California
LONDON, Feb. 20.—The prince of
"Wales .expressed desire to see California
will be gratified this spring, according
to plans for bis Australian trip an
nounced today. He will sail on the
cruiser Renown early In March, reach
ing San Diego, Cal., March 31.
Considerable time will be spent In Cali
fornia waters, the Renown not sailing
for the orient until early in April.
Hears Obregon Will
Succeed Carranza
LONDON, Feb. 20. —It was reported
on the stock exchange today that Presi
dent Carranza of Mexico is retiring from
office, to be succeeded by Gen. Obregoq,
according to the Financial Times.
Local Forecast —Unsettled tonight and
Saturday; probably rain or snow; warm
er tonight with temperature near freez
ing ; colder Saturday night.
6 a. m 37
7 a. 38
8 a. m 39
9 a. m................ 83
10 a. m....... ...... 88
11 a. 86
12 (n00n).... 87
“The pole at Ittßt,” wrote Admiral
Peary In his diary on April (5, idOi),
the day he discovered the top of the
“The prize of three centuries. Mine
at last. I can not bring myself to
realize it. It ms all so simple and
In his book, “The North Pole,”
which he wrote after his return from
his successful expedition, Admiral
Peary said;
“Os course, there were some more
or less informal ceremonies connected
with our arlval at our difficult desti
nation, but ?hey were not of a very
elaborate eharai ter. )V<- planted five
flegs at tho top i tho world. The
first one was a Ilk American flag
which Mrs. Peary gave me fifteen
McCoy and Spaulding Equally
Guilty in Stringer Case.
j Two men pay the penalty for the mur
der of Detective Leo Stringer.
Earl McCoy, negro, was found guilty
of the murder and bis penalty fixed at
life Imprisonment by & Jury, whose ver
; diet was read In criminal court ut b
i o’clock today. The verdict was reached
; at 5:45 last evening and sealed,
j Abe Sapuldiug, negro, waa found guilty
j of the murder by a Jury last week anti
j his penalty also was fixed at life In- -
] prison men t.
j The two Juries found the men equally
! guilty. The state contended that Spauitl
j log did the actual shooting of Detective
j Stringer.
Spaulding accused McCoy of the raur
; der and McCoy accused Spaulding.
Spaulding was sentenced last week and
; MfCoy was sentenced today after the
' verdtet wbs read. Both will be taken
to prison at once, the officers state.
l Detective Stringer, wiio was a special
j detective for the Lnko Erie A Western
! Railroad, was killed on Oct. 30, last,
when he attempted to prevent McCoy
and Spaulding from stealing coal from a
! car In the railroad yards.
Stringer, who formerly wa a city de
' teetlve, wa* sworn in aa a special detec
j live for the railroad to break up coal
stealing at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of
Oct. 30. About Bp. in. the same day he
was murdered.
Newberry Defense Scores
Lonff-Foupht Point.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mlelu. FVb. 20. -
Patriotism—and other burning Issues
1018—were rekindled to flames at today’s
: wsslou of the Newberry elections fraud
and conspiracy trial.
j Incidentally, the defense for the fir-t
j time was successful in Its unremitting
j effort* aince the trial’s Initiation to get
1 liefore the Jury its version of the pn
i triotic motives which actuated the bitter
j Xcwberry-Ford senatorial fight in 1318
Through questions put to Clnlre It.
i Higbee, grand Juror, who had testified re
! gnrdlng te*tlmony of the 123 defendants,
j <icorge E. Nichols for the defense re
hearsed the entire pacifist vs. tnilltant
question. One of the main contentions
of the defense-that the defendants on
trial were actuated by patriotic motives
--was read into the record.
Previous attempts to establish this
point have been ruled out by the court.
Association Secretary Says
Bill Would Injure Trade.
The passage of tho Gronna bill, now
pending before congress, which will re
peal the wheat guarantee law and abol
ish the United States Grain Corporation,
will be a serious blow to grain dealers
if passed, according to Charles B. Riley,
secretary of the Indiana Grain Dealerts'
Mr. Rilsy has Issued a statement in
which he declare* that It It. extremely
hazardous at the present tlm for grain
dealers and millers to buy wheat at any
price, due to an unstable market. Ho
also said that In his opinion tho gov
ernment could not avoid its guarantee
to the producer, yet he maintained that
if the grain corporation was destroyed
a great deal of loss and trouble would
devolve upon grain dealers and millers.
Farmers are supporting passage of the
Mr. Riley also warned grain shippers
to refrain from paying tax on foreign
shipments until the outcome of an in
junction suit which is to be filed in the
federal court is known.
House Bill Asks for Vote on
Beer and Wine Issue.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. An amend- j
ment to the Volstead prohibition enforce
ment act permitting a referendum vote
by the people on whether the sale of 2.75
per cent beer and light wines shall be
permitted Is proposed In a bill Intro
duced In the house today by Represent
ative Mlnaban.
Representative Minaban said this leg
islation should be enacted speedily “be
cause It meets the manifest wishes of
large numbers of the American people,
because in meeting their wishes In a lib
eral manner it will be a genuine help to !
law enforcement; because It Is truly j
democratic in spirit; because it recog
nizes that American people can take care 5
of themselves aud do not need narrow
paternalistic legislative restrictions to
govern their dally lives, and because it
promotes true temperance in far greater
degree than restrictive laws which breed
discontent, social unrest and attempts at
evasion of Vaw.”
) By Carrier. Week. Indianapolis. Me;
Subscription Rate*. { Elsewhere, lie. By Mall. 50c Per Month.
yars ago. That flag has done more
traveling In high altitudes than any
other ever made.
“After I had planted the American
flag in the Ice, I told Henson to
time the Eskimos for three rousing
cheers, which they gave with the
greatest enthusiasm. Thereupon* I
shook hands with each member of
the party, surely a sufficiently un
cermonlous affair to mtet with the
approval #f the moat, democratic.
“Then in a space between the Ice
blocks of a pressure ridge 1 deposited
a glass bottle containing a diagonal
strip of my flag and records.”
(Copyrighted. UXXi, by Frederick
A. Stokes Company and reproduced
by permission.)
Save Stitches
For Thread’s
Going Up Now
A stitch in time saves nine, but whatta
you gonn-i do if you haven't got the
stitch? *
To be perfectly frank tbere’& a fam
ine In thread. Yep. if some of you men
are In the habit of sewing on your own
buttons or mending your old breeches,
ymi’d better yourself.
Thread ranging from sizes 40 to 60 is
Just about cleaned out In the notions
departments of downtown store*. Some
stores are entirely out of these sizes.
According to the buyer in one store
the scarcity is caused by the changing
over of the factories to the manufacture
of larger spools. In other words, the
factories In the future will concentrate in
the manufacture of 250-yard spools In
stead of the smaller spools, which has
always been the custom.
Then, too, thread bag Joined In the
high price parade. Bark in 1917 one
could buy a spool of 200 yards of thread
for 5 cents. The new 250-yard spool sc-lls
at 15 cents.
Woman Not to Be in York’s
Republican Big Four.
NEW YORK. Feb. 20.—Adoption of
resolutions expected to outline possible
planks In the national platform and se
lection of four delegate* nt-large and
four alternates to the Chicago convention,
constituted the important business of the
republican unofficial state convention
here today.
Elihu Root, as temporary chairman,
madae the keynote speech at the initial
session. Unless the pence treaty Is
adopted with reservations, he satd, the
republicans should muke it an Issue of
the national campaign. In connection
with labor problems he said:
“We should by law limit the right to
strike at the point where it coms In con
flict with the communities' higher right
of self-determination.”
Hopes of the republican women to win
a place among the four delegates at
large to the national convention were dis
pelled when stute leaders selected Nathan
Miller, Syracuse, to take the place for
which Elihu Root had been suggested.
House Blocks Bill for All in
Army and Navy.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.— Passage of
legislation providing for the Increasing
of the salaries of officers and men of
the army, navy, marine corps, coast
guard and public health service lias
been delayed by the refusal of the house
to agree to the appointment of a con
ference committee on the measure.
The house passed the Kelly bill pro
viding for the navy nnd marine corps.
Tho Wadsworth bill providing for al!
branches of the service was passed in
the senate. The senate substituted the
Wadsworth bill for the Kelly bill and
asked for a conference committee to
draff a final bllL
“The house steering committee refused
to agree to n conference, wishing only
to provide for the navy,” Senator Page,
chairman of senate naval affair* com
mittee, said today. “This will delay the
passage of the bill. .The house can
change its opinion and a conference re
port can be agreed to expediting the
passage of the bill."
House Committee Approves
Universal Plan.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—Universal
military training, to be instituted on
July 1, 1922, was approved today by
the houso military committee by a vote
of 11 to 9.
Quit Worrying if
You Talk in Sleep
CHICAGO Feb. 20.—What a man
Bays when no talks in his sleep has
no positive bearing on his dally
thoughts, according to a judge’s rul,
Ing In a divoice case, made public
So, when William Henry Valias,
a well-to-do manufacturer, murmurqd
“Sis” while deep asleep one night,
bo, was nor thinking of his stenog
rapher, with whom his wife alleged I
he was infatuated.
“What, a person may say while
dreaming may be the exact opposite
of what he may say or think in
actual consciousness," ruled Judge
George Fred Rush, who heard the
case, ordering that portion of Mrs.
Valla’s testimony stricken from the
' record.
Fixed Return of 5 1-2 Per Cent
V igorously Opposed.
WASHINGTON, Feb 20.—A concerted
act on the guaranty section of the rail
road bill appeared today as the main
obstacle that proponents of the measure
must overcome If It Is to be passed by
congress before the return of the lines
to their owners March 1 by presidential
Organized labor is backing up the
stand of the majority of the house demo
crat-- that the guaranty provisions mean
higher rates and give undue advantages
to the railroad owners. The prrt oi
the bill under fire is the section order
ing the Interstate commerce commission
to adjust rate# so the roads may be
guaranteed a return of 5Va per cent on
f their aggregate property.
Labor and the railroad brotherhoods,
according to a 'memorial snlmitted to
congress, appear to lie more opposed tj
this provision than the pla; In the bill
for arbitration of labor and sputes, al
though several details of this system are
It Is regarded as possible that passage
of the biil may upset entirely the semi
agreement for settlement of wage de
mands reached between the president and
the rail union leaders. This will be de
termined Monday when general chairmen
of all the road unions meet here in spe
cial session. The general chairmen are
closer to the rank and file of the workers
than the International officers who have
been conducting the negotiations with
Rail Director Hines and the president.
Passengers Also Stay in
Periled Ship Off Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20—The $50,000 cargo
was removed today from the steamship
Alabama, fast on a submerged concrete
superstructure of an abandoned crib off
the Chicago harbor. j
The vessel was taking water and sev
eral feet were reported in all holds.
The engine room was protected by ws
ter-tlght bulkhead doors and the pumps
were kept in operation.
Although the crew of fifty men was
still standing by, lifeboats were slung
over the side ready for any emergency.
A few passengers, all men, were aboard.
With the cargo removed, further at
tempts were to be made to pull the ves
sel off the cr.u by tugs.
A fog hung over the lake yesterday
and (’apt. Elmer Reddenger in attempt
ing to pick his way around an Ice field,
encountered the crib. The vessel was
bound from Muskegon to Chicago.
Refiners Under Fire in Com
parisons on Prices.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—Evidence in
dicative of profiteering in sugar was
laid today before representatives of
4,000,000 farmers assembled here to plan
a fight against rising prices, according
to C. G. Patterson of Salt Lake City,
president of the Beet Growers' assocK
ntlon, who prepared the evidence.
“Farmers receive sl2 for one ton of ;
sugar beets,” said Patterson. “One ton ;
of beets produces abdut 300 pounds of
sugar, which now brings "*the retail
dealer about ssl. Who gets the surplus
After leaving the farmer the beets
go to the refiner, who takes a profit and
passes the sugar aloug to the whole- 1
saler and the retailer.
“The refiner gets many by-products
which sell’ for enough to pay the cost
of refining,” Patterson said.
The delegates also were to hear a re
port of the resolutions committee dealing
with plans for co-operative dealing be
tween farmer and consumer.
Senator Poindexter, will address the
fanners tonight
Four in Bandit Gang
Collect Union Dues
CHICAGO, Feb. 20.—Four robbers to
day held up thirteen members of the
International Moulders’ Union and took
$2,000 collected as dues from tho cash
drawer, in charge of Paul Becker, finan
cial alcretary. The bandit* escaped.
Recalls Famous Event of 190fl|
and Controversy With
‘Doctor Cook’.
WASHINGTON'. Feb. 20.—Rea*
Admiral Robert E. Peary, discovere*
of the north pole, died at his homfik
here early today after an Illness otf
several weekß, as the result of pen*
nlcious anemia.
Rear Admiral Peary bad been sn#<
sering for nearly two years. A few
weeks ago he underwent an opera*
Uon for blood transfusion, but this
failed to relieve him. $
Those offering their blood for the
transfusion operations were enlisted men
of the navy and attaches of the naval
The relatives with him when ho died
were the wife, hi# daughter, Mrs. Edward
Stafford, famous as the “snow baby,”
bom in the Arctic; his son, IRfhert E.
Peary Jr., and his niece, Miss Madge
Dleditsch. v
Peary’s last public appearance was In
February, 1919, when he Introduced
Stefansson. the Arctic explorer, to tho
National Geographic society at a meet
ing here. Peary has been a close follow
er of aviation development, and was pres
ident of the Aerial League of America
and a member of the board of governor*
of the aero board of America.
Teary, although born in Pennsylvania
and in later life a resident of Wash
ington, was claimed a# a son of Maine.
The Roosevelt, the ship that carried
hi# party to the pole, was built In a
Maine shipyard and Peary for many
years lived during his summers on an
Island In Casco bay, near Portland, Me.
In fact be owned several Islands In that
! neighborhood.
It v is In 1880 that Peary, then but 30
year* old, made his first trip north
and aught the Arctic fever, a “malady”
be was never able to cure. From that
date to September. 1909. was a continu
ous period of planning and effort t®
reach the top of the world.
Ills Initial trip was for the purpoaa
' of making a reconnolsance of the Greea
! land Ice cape.
It was on Sept. 13, 1909, that Com
mander Peary cast the first shadow ove®
. the claims of Dr. Cook, that he had dia
covered the North pole. “I have hina
nailed,” he telegraphed Mrs. Peary, who
from tho first had disbelieved Dr. Cook's
j story of finding the pole.
It was on Sept. 6, 1909, that Peary'*
announcement that he had “nailed tha
stars and stripes to the pole” was re
j celved in America. That was five days
after Dr. Cook had sent a telegram to
Denmark declaring he had found th
Bom In Cresson. Pa.. May , 1856,
Teary go his early education at a Nortk
Bridgeton. Me., academy and later en
tered Bowdoiu college from which h®
was graduated In 1877. lie entered tha
United States navy In 1881 as a civil
i engineer.
In 1893 Peary went north to study tha
habits of a tribe of Esqulmos. This
voyage lasted until 1895.
The fourth and fifth Journeys were In
reality summer trips to the northlauda
to enlarge the explorer's knowledge of
the habits and customs of the people
In IX9B Peary took bis sixth trip.
Peary’s most serious attempt to reach
the pole, with the exception of the trip
on which he actually succeeded, was on
his eighth Journey, begun In July, 1906,
It was on this journey that he and his
party, traveling on the Roosevelt, en
j countered so many obstacles and suf
fered such privations.
Teary reached “fartherest north” on
April 21, 1900, Just three years to a day
before the day Dr. Cook ascribed as his
date of alleged discovery of the pola,
Peary's readings showed he was then at
a latitude of 87 degrees and 17 minutes.
Forced to leave most of his supplies be
hind to lighten the load on the dogaled%
l’eary realized that If he attained his am
bition and dashed for the pole, he an<|
every man and dog In the party woul<|
die of starvation and exposure on th<
j wav back.
IN JULY, 1906.
The final dash for the pole that at last
proved successful was started on July
6, 1908. His date of discovery was given
as April 6. 1909.
Since his triumphal return from hla
Arctic expedition and the subsequent
controversy over the discovery of tha
north pole, Admiral Peary has not been
in the best of health. Two years ago hla
ailments became more serious and ho
has been fighting against an anemic con
dition for many months. He submitted
to the blood transfusion operation after
physicians had decided it was his only
hope for life, but though he rallied from
• the immediate effects of the operation. It
failed to ward off the disease, which
was gradually dragging him down. Ad
miral Peary was one of the most pic
turesque figures In American history.
Peary spent thirty hours at and beyond
the pole. The Journey to the pole wsa
made in twenty-one marches and tho
return trip to Cape Columbia was mada
in sixteen marches. For his discovery
lie was given the thanks of congress by
a special act of congress, made a rear
admiral and showered with decorations
and honors from every government In
the world.
Grain of Corn Sends
Boy, 5, to Hospital
Clifford Burkett, 5-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. John Burkett of Shelbjrvlll*,
won’t try to swallow a grain of com
soon again. •
While feeding chickens he also sod
a grain of corn to himself. It was neces
sary to bring him to the Robert W. Long
ospltal here nnd have surgeons remove
it. He’s none the worse for his -
■ perience, it is said.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.—W. W.
Adams, American cltlaen, who was kid
naped by Mexican bandits Feb. 18 ha
Zacatecas, has been released, tha dsl>
department was advised today.

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