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The Citizen BEREA PUBLISHING CO. (INCOfOATl0) MARSHALL L VAUGHN. UlM Our Threefold Aim: T five th Nws of Beroa and Vicinity; To Record th JIappenings of Bere Collect! To U of Inter to alt th MonnUla PooaU. JAMU . RUNHAIDT CntorW ta taMM t Bmrf. Km., am mmmd tlmm mnl-mrtUr. mlir An mt Man-. 1(7. MaM iW rftsnrioa ml Hi. A Devoted to title Interests of tlie JoixnteLlii People Vol. xxin. Fivo Cents Per Copy BEREA, MADISON COUNTT, KENTUCKY, MAY JOg 1922 Ono Dollar and Fifty Cento Par Taar A. i No. NEWS REVIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS Russia's Reply at Genoa to the Allied Proposals Merely Dodges the Issues. IS INACCEPTABLE TO FRANCE Tout of Ruseo-German Military Pact Publiehed In Pane No Peac Vat In Ireland Chicago Waro on La bor Terrorists Daugharty on Army Contract Fraud a. By EDWARD W. PICKARD RUSSIA'S rily ( the proposal" of thf allied nation represented al thi Genoa raitifercin, awaited with jrrmttit anxiety for day, wm hnmlrl In In Kt Thursday, nml prove.) to be not a real reply hut a long controversy al diN iiim'iit. 'Wholly unsatisfactory," waa the verdict of the French ami Itclglana, hut M. Birthoii anil hla colleague awaited word frmn I'nrl before w ithdraw If ik from the conference. Oil the oilier hand tin nrillHh. though far from satisfied with the an ir of thy lovlet delegates, professed to see In It a chnn-e for further nego tiation which might well lead t" an a ml'-ntle settlement. They hII-1 the Russian note distinctly conciliatory. Concerning the rrm liil clause of tin" allied note denting with the rctra tlon of foreign property confiscated by the soviet, the HiissIhii made I lie ten era I proposition thnt all tliiiineliil mnt tern hetween Itusslii and the power he placed In the hand of a mixed com munion of et-rt. hut they rejected the proponed mixed commission to de termine the payment for nationalized property because It "would make the sovereignty of the Ittisslatl ft lite a plaything of chance." Sltnv the other power refine the Immense limn the Russians demanded, the Intter with drew their renunciation of ronnter claims based on allied lielp (riven the various nntl hoNhevllc lender. Lloyd George was hopeful thnt. If the financial question were tunied over to a mixed mwunlaslon. the con ference might lie ciirrleil along tint II Ma nntiaggresslon pact la nnide a reality. The Ttnllima are supporting Mm, while Japan ahowra atgns of stand ing with France and llelglum In de manding linineilliite and definite reply by Kuaala. THAT story of a military convention a gned hy representative of the Russian anvlet army and the German general ataff In Berlin April 3. first aprung by the London Tlmea and vig orously denied, will not down. Now the 1'ntia Journal L'F.cliilr print what purport! to he the text of the pact. In It the (iermnns agree to f n rn IhIi the Ited army with anna and material for lsii regiment of Infantry and heavy field artillery for 2 Infantry divisions; to train flo Russian Instrnet ora In the latest development of chem ical warfare and to aend technical ex perts to Russia to eed up the muni tion pliinta and ncn new one. The Oertnan general stnff pledge to reor ganize the Itusslnn Italtlc nml Rluck aeat fleet and to supply at the earli est possible dnte Mi new airplane together with a supply of apnre purls, and field wlrelea outfit. The ltUHxIan army staff guurnntees the establishment In Russia of three German plant, one for the mnnitfiic ture of airplane, one for poison gas and one for arm, on condition thnt the Russian army can ue the output when needed, (lermnn MclnllNt would be admitted to "the new arm factory In AfKliHtiUtan." The two atafT. It la agreed, will prepare a Joint plnn of operation to give Ruaala acii-x to the Baltic aea. ANOTI1KR aeKHlon of the council of the league of Natlona opened Thuraday In Geneva with Count Jul eonea de Leon of Rpaln prealdlnic. Unexpectedly, the earl of Hal four In terjwted the matter of ralentliie, an nouncing that ha would demand Itu mefllate approval of the RrUlah uiao date, following fonnal agtveiuetit on the matter bet ween Ureal ltrltuln and the l'nltel Ktatea. It waa feared this would create aunt her opening for fric tion between Km nee and Great Brit ain. GKNEItAL WIT I'Kl Kl"8 victory over tiineral Chang Dear IVklng waa complete. The Manchuiiau army waa acuttcred and IIihuhuiiiU were tak en prUniiera ami duturiued, eacb uiun being given a aunt of money which Wu obtained by levying on banka that bad supported Chung. The defeated leader fled luto the country with hla boly guard with Wu'a aoldlera In bt purault. Neur Luangcliow, "hi tlie rail way to Mukden, Chung gathered auuie of bis force and entrenched, and at 'lateat reports auother tight was ex pected there. Wu, who appointed hliu t aolf governor of Chlhll province, ap proved the appointment of Wang Hlilh Ohtug as premier to succeed Liang Kill V I. who fled to Japuu. 1'reaUleut Hsu then dlamlaaed Chang as gover uur -pf Jlanchurlajind deprived blin (Gootlaued on Ps Two) SENATE ORDERS BIG STEEL QUIZ Proposed Merger of Independ ents Attacked by La Follctte as Conspiracy. DEMANDS IMMEDIATE ACTION His Resolution Oirtcting ths Attorney General jnd Fedtral Trade Com. mission to Cat Buey Is Adopted Unanimously. Wahliiit'Mi, May 15. Immediate action by the government to atop the merger of ateel companies under the lend of 'the Itethleliein and I .a elm wiinnn concern w.ia demanded by the senate In adopting tin. I.a Kollette resolution dlrectlni; the attorney gen eral and federal trade coimutlnn to act. Hie resolution waa pnaed by onnnl ninm ole after '.enator La Follette had explnltietl the nnture of the pro posed merger .nil related the atepa taken by the steel rotnpiinlcs to com bine, lie quoted numiou flnnntlal paper to prove that formation of the combine already la under way. Text of Rtsolution. I he resolution directs: "Tlia the attorney genernl and the federal trade commllon he requested to Inf irm the wnate a soon h ! allde what step they have taken or proM to take to racertnln the pnr miw anil probable ffecta of the pnv poxed merger; Abut have been thV re in 1 1 a of nn investigation which they inny hHe cotiiliicteil. and what action they have Instituted to protect the pub lic interest. Thnt the attorney general be further requeated to Inform the Senate whether or not It Is advisable, In hla opinion, to prix-eed under the appro priate provisions of the Sherman law and the Clayton law to prevent and re strain till Impending combination." Senator La Follette declare! that If the merger I formed the entire steel Industry will he In the lianda of two large runivrus. the lilted States Steel rorHr:itlon and the new combine. These two concern, he snld, would be able to fix price on every product of the steel mill. The time to prevent the merger, he raid, waa now before It became really effective. He assert ed that unlesa the attorney general moves quickly t will he too late, add ing: "Thl I the age of steel. Iron and stetd lie at the hao of every human activity. Without steel our farma can not he cultivated, or railroads would cease to operate, our Industrie would be prostrated and our homes could not he hutlt. "The men who control thl bnale commodity control the nation. A little more than twenty year ago they ae cured complete ontrol of one-half the steel Industry by the formation of a corporation so great that It staggered the nation. They could control the other half of he .nluntry only hy agreement and understandings with the so-called lndeienlent companies. Would Dominate Industry. "These sgreeinents arrived at through the medium of Gary dinnera. worked well during the periods of prosperity, but .hey were Inconvenient and, like all gentlemen's agreements, were apt to be broken w hen In periods of depression there wss a scramble for business. "Tialny they are proposing to bring tlie other half of the Industry under one consolidated control, so that In fu ture Instead of one rating through the medium of understandings to which there wre a dosen or more parties they will be able to make firm and binding contracts through the two great corporations which will dominate the Industry. "Gary dinners will no longer be nec essary. Instead, the beads of the two great corporations will be able to alt down at a lunch table and without fear of detection, Ox the price of every pound of steel sold In the United Ktates." Senator I.a Follette quoted newspa per reports to show that Kuhn, Loeb k Co. are the flacuj agents In the pro posed merger, and Identified them as having been associated with J. V. Mor gnn Co., First National bank. Na tional City bank, Lee Hlgglnnon A Co., and Kidder, reabotty Co. In the pro motion of the United States Steel cor poration. He declared that the latter corporation does not object to tba for nuitlon of the new trust. Triumvirate Blamed Chicago. Search through the must of documentary evidence adzed in spectacular aeries of rulds on Union labor headquarters bus supplied proof, according to police, that recent mur ders, boiirhlng and luwleuuaa re sulted from the efTorta of a triumvi rate of labor ntcn to rule Chicago un ions. Tlie three men Involved, who, police say, were aiming the 13 seized a few days ago following the murder ol two putrolmcn seeking to arrest tout bom lines, not only were living off the unions; but a era double. crossing thoiu, k is said l--l'riH-esso.ii iii .s:ratlord-on-Avuu when Sliakeeiire a lurihuay wa ce unfurled. 2. First interior picture of tba Lincoln Memorial In Washington, Wonw-ti strike picket who, with their babies, were put In Jail In Chicago for by the Judge who sentenced them. EUROPE SEEKS AMERICA'S AID CONFEREES TO MOVE TO THE HAGUE IF PLAN OF POWERS 13 ACCEPTED Decision Delays Action Relating Tc Rua, With View of Inducing Ths United Statss To Take Part June IS Selected As Date of Reassembly. Geiiiiii. TNe Genoa economic confer enft- Mill be reioiitened June l.'i at Tlx U.igue to d.si-uss Ku.-iin questions It tlie plan agreed upon. at u private con- fen me f the inviiing l'mven is sc. ccpted by tlie suhi-oiiniiiNniitii on Kus siau affair at its inei'tiiig. This de cision to postpone uction relative to Kiissi.i i prompted largely by the lie sire of tlie l'oueri to induce the United Slate to participate and apparently If s means to di.oe tlie lieima confer ence witliout uilmittitig that the itif- ference betwemi France and Great Krltuiti regard, ug treatmnet of It us shut prohleins attmt be reconciled in (ienua. Sir Kdwurd Grigg announivil that this compromise plan, .. iggested by I'leinier luvld Lloyd lidrtt), had been aii-epted by the inviting rowers and would be p.isNcJ upon hy the suIkmiii niisN .ni mi ItusHiati affairs. Only viiifue detail are given us to hmv the pmpiMed cunaniaiion or com mission to diwuss the Itussian que tlon will 1e formed at The H igiie, and the beine aiqiear still to he in tin twilight nine, awaiting America's de clslon whether ar not she will help Kit rope to stralgtiten oi the tangla. Sir Kdwurd addad th-it all the I'ow er attending the Genoa conferenct would he aked to s-nd raM-eMentative to The ll.igue, where they will agre iris'U inenilM'n of the comml.sxion whe areto sit with HusNian representatives Present at the meeting at Mr. IJoyd Oeorga- vllln. In addition to the Brit lull .UinlHti were M. Iturthou, France: Foreign Minister S-hanaer, Italy; Via count Mill, Japan, and M. JiiMper, Hal glum. After the morning session Mr. Unyd Crtorge said much progress had beer made towanl effecting a cnmpronrl on the organization of the coimiilsHior or couiiiiIksIoiis pniioed fur conidera lion of Husslun Finance. YEGGMEN FLEE WITH $25,0OC w Safes In Cincinnati Department Store Blasted And Vaults Are Lootsd In one of the biggest ami uiistt dar In ar robberies of It kind ever attempt el In Cliik-liiniiti, six expert crack men, after bindln.' and making prison er two aged watchmen, Sunduy night drilled one large vault in the base metit und with aeieral chargev of ultra glycerin blew open another vault In tlie olllcea on the sixth Hour of ths II and S. I'ogue Company 'a store, Fourth and Ilace street, one of Cluclnnatl'i largost and most axcluajva mercuiull twlabllahmejits, oht. tiling loot eauinat ed ut more than J:"V,i", ui.an of which was In banknotes and currency of stual' denouiinatloiia lu UildHiou to the lihst obtained which represents part of Saturday' ivtvipu for tlie store, the yeggiwu, in blowing the large otlbe safe on Hit sixth flo.r, wherein, lu ud.litlou to thi large unaiuut of cuh, were also all ol tlia Important record and docuuieut of the establishment, caused daiu.ig to these record and to tlie safit. of flee eiilpiuciit and g.iode on display on tlie f1o.tr erftiinuted a uu aiMlUoii ul $l."i,tkiO. Belgium Honor American Itnisscls, May 14.-King Alliert has decsiruted Satniial Hill, of Seattle, Washington, w ith the Order of Com mander of the Crown of Itelglum. The decoration waa conferred t(s recogni tion of Mr. Hill's services to Belgium. 11.. ja.U k h-JjS", ZT"-. J LJ-rtTl w r I I I I wm ai i n KEEP COMMY OUT OF COURT Attorneys for Chicsgo Whits 8ox Mag ' nate Declare They Will Op pose Move Milwaukee. Wis.. May I.Y An an nom.ici: .-in In icf-,iie. for Charles A. (omisl.ey thnt the aitcinpt to bring the'joM m i hi' il.e I hii-ugo White Sox (ntn conn tier.- to tins.er the suits Itisrilllti-ll I'l follnel I 'l.ii HL.-0 lilll.vers. will Is- fo'iulit, mid an assertion by nt-tons-vs (oi the players that I hey 'have Just begun to i-evral the real linseliall scnadiil." are the In lost outstanding feature if the nttempt inade bj Oscar ("IIupp.v") KeNch. Jim- .lacksun and "Sv.de" KNberu t" collect hack pay. boiins and damngea for helnir hnrred from orgiitilcil baseball hi .Milwaukee court. Oeor-e n. Ilinlniill. who la rqires tiling the Chicago bull owner, di-clnreil flint Comlskey will flgbt to the end before he will submit to an examination under the Wisconsin dis covery statute. Forging Ring la Bared New York Assistant District At torney Murphy said he hud uncovered the operation of a ring which he be lieves bus mulcted more than llmi.ooc from various hanks by forged check. He snld he would at once seek Indict ments. Three men ure now under srrest Salo Gross and George Wil liam, of this city, and George M. Chutburg, of Montreal. A fourth Niulore Gross, a college student and son of an Insurance broker is detain ed as s witness. FEDERAL AGENTS BATTLE WITH MOONSHINERS IN MARTIN COUNTY Federal agents and moonshiners clashed on Eniiley Creek in Martin county last week and more than 100 shots were exchanged. So far as has been learned, there were no casual ties. -The shooting started from ambush while the Federal officers and county deputy sheriffs were destroying a copper still. RICHMOND BOY GETS THREE YEARS IN PEN Jesse Cain, of Richmond, was con victed and sentenced to three years in the State reformatory, in Circuit Court at Frankfort Tuesday, on a charge of stabbing Ollie Brown, of Winchester. The stabbing was done at a carnival in Richmond several weeks ago. MAN KILLED AT STANTON Jesse Swan go shot and instantly killed Wayne Bowen at Stanton, Ky., on May 15. The bullet passed thru the victim's heart. The cause of the shooting ia not known. Swango is 47 years old and Bowen 35. The offender was lodged in the Winches ter jail. WIFE SLAYER GIVEN PARDON Orvtlle Wilson, who waa sent to the State reformatory in 1918 with a '21 year sentence for the murder of his wife at Fort Thomas, Ky., was granted a pardon by Gov. Morrow on Monday, May 15. ROBBER PARDONED Cecil Ferguson, who was convicted or robbery in Bath county, in May, 1921, and sentenced to 6 years in the State reformatory, was pardoned May 15 by 'the Governor. BOY, 10. DROWNS NEAR IIOPKINSVILLB George Williams, 10-year-old son of Richard Williams, of Hopklnivill was drowned, May 16, while fishing Just outside of Hopklruville. ii-iirated, with the nag of all nations showing the statue of Lincoln, ft contempt of court) hut luter released MAN WHO OWNED AND RULED ACRES IS BURIED AMID HIS DOMAIN Henry M. Whittaker, former weal thy land owner of Laurel and Pulas ki counties, died last week at the Eastern State Asylum at Lexington. Mr. Whitaker had accumulated thousands of acres of valuable lands along the Rockcastle River and had many tenants, whom, it is said, he dominated like a feudal lord. Before his death serious charges had been brought against him of law violations and he had been given several jail sentences. OFFICERS ACQUITTED OF KILLING IN ADAIR COUNTY George Coffey, Adair county sher iff, F. H. Winfrey and S. S. Coffey, deputies, and Elmer Miller, who we'o charged some time ago with the kill ing of Clarence Varnasdale and wounding Ted MorrSsonin moonshine raid in Adair county, were acquitted j in Adair county court at Columbia, IMay 12. CASE OF SHOOTING ON L. &. N, TRAIN CONTINUED TILL OCTOBER COURT The Woodford county circuit court at Versailles continued the case of John and Will White to the October term. The White brothers are charged with shooting with intent to kill in connection with the battle staged in the smoker between the Whites and Jim Bailey on an L. 4 N. train near Versailles last Tuesday. HARRISON COUNTY JUDGE APPOINTED Will W. VanDeren has ben ap pointed Judge of Harrison county by Governor Morrow to fill the vacancy caused by the death of R. M. Collier last week. Judge VanDeren has been attorney for the city of Cynthiana for seven years. NICHOLAS COUNTY . BROTHERS GO TO -PEN FOR STEALING CHICKENS Bruce and Alvin Mullikin, brothers, were sentenced to serve one year each in the State reformatory for1 stealing chickens. They were from Nicholas county and were received at the reformatory on May 16. Woman Falls to Death New York Relieved by physicians to have been scb.ed with a paroxysm of pain while til from overwork among the poor of the city, Miss Anna MacKdwards, SS years old. felfMo her death from a fifth Moor window of her Manhattan home. She was said to have belonged to a wealthy Canadian family. Speaking Literally. The teacher lu an Kust side srliisd room had been telling the class about the four aeusona. Then she began her questioning. "How many seasons have we?" ahe usked Kaihel. "Two, miss." replied the little denl xeu of New York's aueuUhop dUtrlcl. "alack and Jiuny." A Valuable Ouctt. Howard Wlint gisi-l are you at a paity? Coward I can tall: to the eopie who can't aiug, and want to slug, and prevent Viu from doing It. Jule. Good Jvb. Visitor Well, Tommy, what ar you going to be when you grow up? Tommy I think I'll be a pliilan. tbroplat. I'tiiiamhroplsta always aeeui to be wel off. WorldNews By. J. R. Robertson, Professor -ei nistory and Political Science Berea College The Conference at Genoa will not continue much longer. Many of th representatives have already fna home. A plan has been .agreed uoon by which another conference with the same purposes will be held at the Hague soon. To this second confer ence it was hoped the United States might be induced to come. Syh m nope has been quickly dispelled by a Bote from Secretary Hughes stating that the same reasons that made it impossible to attend the conference at Genoa would make it Impossible to be represented at the Hague. It is clear that our government will not attend any meeting at which the present regime of Russia is admitted on equal standing. The Secretary said, however, that America would cooperate in any attempt of special, ists that would undertake an investi gation and settlement of European questions. From this it is to be in ferred that we are not holding back because the problems are European. An announcement has been made that Germany and Poland are about to sign a treaty which settles the economic questions which have arisen in the conflict over Silesia. This whole matter was referred to the League of Nations and its settlement is considered the greatest achieve ment of the League up to the present time. Silesia is rich in mineral, es pecially in iron. The larger towns are inhabited by Germans, but the country towns and villages are In habited by Poles. A plebiscite was taken to settle the boundary, tut a good many other questions of an economic and industrial nature still remained to be settled. If the League of Nations can succeed in such a case, why is it not the prop er body to which other problems and disputes should be referred? It has won respect and has proved ability to secure results. A conference is being held at Washington to try and adjust the conflicts which have been irritating Chile and Peru for so long a time. Representatives from the two coun tries have assembled. The meeting is being held in the Pan-American Hall At .1,, : .v i - - finning Bcoaiun me at tendance of European and American diplomats was large and much In terest was shown. The Chile prob lem is a conflicting claim regarding a strip of territory alonir the coast which both countries claim. .The U. S. assisted in the settlement of a similar dispute between Panama and Costa Rica not long ago. It would be highly desirable if such settle ments could be made on our soil and by the help of our leading states men, especially the disputes on the American continent. ' Japan will be well represented at the next meeting of the General As sembly of the Presbyterian Church which convenes soon. This year the Church of r-it, in Japan, cele brates its "h anniversary, and it is to be a significant event. This church is Presbyterian, and it has been the starting point for 1.224. churches with a membership of about 138,000. The influence of this on the life of Japan has been very great One or mor of the representatives of Japan at the recent conference at Washington were officials in th church and are warm advocates of it as a factor in the new life of Ja pan. Besides the churches there ar schools, missions and other agencies tor betterment, under the direction of its boards. It ia an encouraging sign to see Japan taking her place in such a great religious body as th Presbyterian General Assembly. Mr. James W. Gerard, the ambaa. sador of th United States in Ger many at the outbreak of th war, has been made a member of the Legion of Honor by France aa an acknowl edgment of his services to the French prisoners in Germany. This is In striking contrast to the outcry that was made in Germany recently when it was rumored that he Intended to visit that country. A protest was raised to his coming, on the ground that he had grossly misrepresented Germany to the United States and was in large measure responsible for American intervention. Not many Americans bold a membership in th French Legion of Honor, and it la a high tribute of rsteem.