F.f"cih Ycar-N0. 294 OGDEN CITY, UTAH SATIJrDAT EVENING, DECEMBER4, 1920. LAST EDITION"pTm.
BILL FRAMED TO STOP GAMBLING IN FOODS I
I Ogden Police Officer Struck Down By Armed Negro I
If TERRIFIC BLOW
i ON 119 FELLS
Negro Arrested for Theft of
Overcoat Draws Heavy
Pistol and Strikes '
FOR THIRTY MINUTES
.M Neighboring County Officers
Take Up Chase for Armed
Hf Struck down by an armed negro
Wmf who used a heavy revolver for n
. il , ,. Lpor Det etlve Ed Butterfii Id i I
the cltj police departmenl was un-
, scloufl ror half an hour this mornin i
HU and is suffering of severely bruised
I iiy fi . lure ,
ll The negro escaped but la being pur-
Butterfteld had Just arrested rtbe
flMf man about S o'clock at the Union sta-
H tion iini was crossini: the Intersection
HI of Wall avenue rmd Twenty-fifth
B street with his prisoner. In the center
BflB of the Intersection the nr?ro drew hi
fljB revolver and without warning, smash-1
HH ed (he hcavv eun Into Butterfteld a
BH face, Buttertleld fell to e pavement
QH and his assailant fled.
HH Police started southward In pur-
E suit of a freight train upon which the
fiH nero was thought to be riding
JgH The police traced the negro to Thir-
H tioth street where it was thought the
HB negro boarded a freiirht train fov Salt
BHfl Lake. A report thai the man has been '
DH seen at Roy on Ihe train was received J
HH th- police.
SjjjH At Farmlncton the train was stop- j
ped and a careful search of the train ,
TjjHH was made with no resu 1 1 .
H VEGR4 IRRES ' i:i.
9Y The netrro was arrested on descrip-
ion fr m Wlllard Hale 2626 l Iberty .
1 1 avenue, who reported th- theft of a
'tSJ? macklnaw coat from the Ice tlant in I
&Lfl thr railroad yards yesterday'. The
flH macklnaw Was located in a pawn shop
flH o;i lower Twenty-fifth street and it
HB was to this place that Detective Hut
Vgfl lerflcld and his prisoner were bound
imB when the assault took place.
HPD The macklnaw coat was valued at
jH Butterfield was picked up by by-
. . I r.'ii . nd i i.i" "i m the pollc LUto
2l ,01" tnp accident. He was taken to i
H Nelson attended him. One side of his,
H face was severely bruised.
H Butterfield was later removed to his i
I GRCWD GREET
Movo for Establishment of
Irish Truce at Christmas
jjjjSf NEW YORK. Dec 4 Mrs. Muriel
Kj, M Sv Iney, widow ol tht l r 1 1 mayor i
li'TB " Cork. w,,o died on a hunger sirlKe
buBjSfl In Brixton prison, London, stepped
de1 Quietly down the gangplank fron: the
R?3f big grey liner Celtic this morning,
B3a landing her on her long Journey to
gjjinfl testify before the cnmmittoi .f lno
KafH investigating condition1-" in Irelind
Rfll The little woman, clad in noi.en-
Jjgl Ing, was accompanied by Mis Mary
HBHI afacSwiney sister of the late iori
H mayor, wiio made the Journey with
9R her. They were gTeeted by a recep- j
HH lion committee surrounded with 'he
KmH trl-color bunting of the Irish "rcpub-
i lulslde the pier on Wcsl eet,
1 ' - hundreds of men. women and children
H - . wearing mourning bands i-nd carrying
-w flags of the "Irish reptfbllc, " were
KB massed to greet the two women, but
they appeared from ;i different exit
4Saflj than was expected and stepped Into a
jH waiting taxlcab and were well started
LH before the crowd knew thoy li ad 'iid-
ed. Immediately iftort:, w. n- ra.nl
to form a parade to escort Mrs, Mac
Swlney to a Klfth avenue hotel,
OHRISTM s TBI CE.
DUBLIN, Dec. 4. Hesolutlons a,
pealing to the Irish republican parlia
ment to negotiate a truce with a i' 1
to securing an honorable peace were
passed by the Galway county Council,
a republican body, yesterday. The
resolutions expressed the opinion that
the British government should vim-
draw the ban on meetln-.c-i Of the Irish
republican parliament so thai the lat
ler might appoint dolegnles. They de
clared he present reign oi shootings
HH imi burnings; reprisals and couiiter-
9fe "prisalfl detrimental to the interests
both England and Ireland,
was ordereo this resolution
be sent to Premier Lloyd
orgs together with the rcsolu'iunj
B, tssed by the Galway urban council
? a ipporting the appeal of Roger N.
B1' v Sweetman. n Sinn Pehl men bor of
KHj riaf parliament for North Wexford. s'ig-
. ;ing a truer It Is laid that the
HH belief exists that Mr. SwCetnian vi
HJ not. acting solely in his own behalf In!
jSfc making his proposal.
HE'S CLEANING UP CHICAGO
POT COPS TO WORK,
THEH PAY 'm mi,
IS OEilE WAR PLAN
I5 EDU I RD M THIERKT.
n E, A. staff Oorrespondent.
CHICAGO, Dec. 4 The new fash
Ion of putting newspaper men In
places of power f'inslancc, President
elect Harding Is being tried In the Chi-,
ragi. poln il" part mi nt.
Chicago has had chiefs of police!
who were politicians, professional po-j
llcemcn and soldiers. Now a ncws-
paper man, Charles C Fttzmorrls, at
th- aga of 3C, has the Job of doing,
what the others failed to do clean j
"If things aren't i ubber-siampcd,
and Charlie FlufniorrlS starts to clean
up on crime," t;ild a nc-w.spaper man
who knew him when he started as a
copy boy, 20 years ago, "he'll make!
a thorough lob of It."
Mayor Thompson says Vtz is not a
rubber stamp. In naming him. the
mayor conferred "absolute authority"
No one Is authorised to speak
for me or ask you anything in my
Pits is going ahead on that basis.
He has started to be a "go-getter."
First he "got" S few men on the force
by transferring 500 to new fields.
Eight days after he took office hu!
personally went out with a gun, cap
lured two bank robbery suspects, and
recovered $8,687 In loot,
LINES 3' TI).
Here are some Other things he did
before he was a month old as chief
Deposed Deteciis.- Chief J L.
Mooney and made Lieutenant
Michael Hughes chief.
Started to draft new antl-erook
laws, chief of which is a law
making robbery with a gun pun-
ITALY AVOIDS CLASH
WITH D'ANNUNZIO ARMY
ROM L". Dec. 4. Orders have been
sent by the Italian government to
General Oavlglla, commander of Ital
ian regular forces which have estab
lished a Cordon around Plume, to
avoid all complications or painful in
cldents, Premier Glolllll declared last
TRIESTE, Dec 3? ( I3y the Associ
ated Press.) Fishermen's boats on
lno Uulf of Quarnero were today the
only signs of life In that body of
water, about which war is theoretical
ly being carried on Last night was
silent and this morning's dawn saw
no change from the inaction that has
reigned there for several months. Only
the mackerel fishermen could be Been,
Flume was lighted up during the
night, the coat near tho city appear
ing like a boulevard aiong the expanse
of water. Looking from Abbazla. one
could see. nothing thut did not per
SONGS BY WIRELESS
NEW YORK, Dec. -l. Tetrassinl
sang to the sailors of Uncle Sam's navy
lust night. From her apartment in
Manhattan, the famous prlmadonna'H
voice went out to the listening ears of
bluejackets aboard battleship and de
stroyers In port and land stations, far
and wide. The soncs went out l wire
less, an official test, authorized by
Ishable'by Imprisonment for life.
Started suspending delinquent
policemen Instead of using the red
tape and whitewash of trial board
Punished six policemen who let
a wounded bandit escape from a
hospital by .suspending them so
each loses $K.O pay.
Initiated gambling raids that
brought JOJ arrests' in one night.
Planned motorcycle squad to
check clockwork regularity of
Saturday night payroll robberies.
Draf cd plan lor merit system
merit marks for good work and
it. merits for every crime com
mitted from district captain down
LNT1C1U STED IN COPS.
"I don't believe In talking much,'
he says. "I believe In doing things.
1 m willing to co-operate with anj
body who can help the police depart
ment. "My policy is: First get the
police to work; second, see they
are better paid; third, demon
strate the need of more police
and get them."
In 1900 Fltzmorrls, In a newspaper
contest for boys, broke the world's
record on a trip around the world.
He showed such political strategy In
Carter Harrison's campaign for ma
yor that Harrison made him his Sec
retary in 1911. Though a Democrat,
he was retained when Thompson be
cams mayor in 1915.
Chief Fltzmorrls has a wife and
three children. His salary Is $8000.
Mayor Thompson says he Is "a bird
of i chief" suro to be disliked in
other cities because "crooks are got
llng out of Chicago while the going
is good. "
PALACE OF ARCHBISHOP
HURT BY SPANISH BOMB
MA DRID. Dec 4. Bomb explosions
are reported In many sections of
Spain, considerable damage being
done in various cities last evening.
At midnight an Infernal machine
exploded on the window sill of the
palace occupied by (hi archbishop of
Seville. It blew a large hole In Hie
wall but injured no one, as Arch
bishop AJmareS was praying in the
palace chapel when the explosion oc
curred. 'Bombs wore thrown at th
house of a land owner In the village
of Plnos Puente, near Granada, and
the building was severely damaged
Two flour mills in this city were
shattered by explosions last evening,
the outrage being attributed to strik
Reports from Verona state a gen
eral strike has begun there.
(GENERALLY FAIR WEATHER
IS PROMISED FOR WEEK
WASHINGTON. Doc 4. Weather
predictions for the week beginning
' Monday are:
Upper Mississippi and lower Mis
souri Valleys. Rocky mountain and pla
teau regions; Generally fair und nor
Pacific '..in-' Generally fair lr.
southern California and unsettled anu
rains elsewhere In this district.
Mark Sullivan Says All Sorts .
of Advice Will Be Offered
FOREIGN POLICY AND
HOME POLICY, TOPICS I1
Senator Urged to Name Lead-1
ing Members of Cabinet
BY MARK MM I n
National Political orrespondciit for
the Now York Hv&iing Post end ;,
di ii Standard i buimluer.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec. 4. j
Senator Harding arrives in America to
Iduy. By an interesting coincidence
Which has, however, no more than a
whimsical significance, he arrives ex-1
actlv two years after the day when
President Wilson went out on his un-j
pi .-" i. nted trip.
Many of the questions which Presi
dent Wilson went to Paris to sett:.-'
arc today almost as unsettled :i they,
were thvn, and those questions whl h
have been the burden of tho hist two!
ear or domestic and international)
politics will again be the principal
questions that Mr. Harding Will I I
up with the advisers he hod sum-,
nioned to confer with him next week.
During these two past year.-! forces of
nature and the laws of economli u
have made come little ptfogresa toward;
healing, but the statement and the
politicians have boon less successful.
PI Bl U i s t URIOHg.
The public curiosity Is chi.Mly Intent I
On whom Senator HanlicK has chosen!
10 come to see him and talk with bun.
ana Is focused on filidln out wnal
the president-elect says to his callers.!
Hut, no less Importance attaches lo
what the callers ray to Mr. Harding.
And this I nter Is for the prcxent, j
much eaaler to find out or surmise j1
with reiLSonablo accuracy. Within thej
past two or three weeks 1 have talked
with most of the men whom Huniiii.'
has invited lo Counsel with him audi
it i comparatively easy to predict
I what counsel they will give him.
This counsel will bo varied in sub
ject and on many points coiitrudlc
llory. The more eager one might BO
Uhc; more oxellaMi of his visitors w.ll
lurgS Mr- Harding to put his mind n
:siantly and exclusively on What they
icfer to as business conditions.
Several of the Republican senators
and other leaders believe that the SUt-jl
fefing ot the business men from recent
I events In the financial and economic
field is not onl) a matter of immediate
I concern, but tends to run on into an
economic condition which may affect
llartje numbers and all classes of the
community, and may reverse the polit
ical conditions that gefrt Harding and
the Republican party so large a ma
jority last month. These leaders will
plead with Harding that the most Im
mediate dut is to take such measures
as are possible for quick relief, and,
in addition to make announcement of(
policy and of appointments of a char-j
iacter to create confidence for the fu-i
I RGE N MIM. MI
Specifically, some of these leaders
will advise Mr. Harding to announce
the names of his secretary of State and
his secretary of the treasury earl)
;as possible without waiting to name
the rest of his cabinet, so tluit the
public generally, and business men
more especially muy get from tho an
nouncements some assurance as for-ee-;n
pulli and Iinaneial policy to the
"Upon Which they can base tneir lu-
Further than this, these leaders will
jsuggest to Senator Hsjralng that ho
should call together Immediately the
'members of the finance committee of
j the new senate, and have them go to!
; work at once upon such subjects OS
the tariff, the refunding of the public
I debt, taxation, and tho extending of
treasury or banking relief to farmers
land other classes who aro now suffer
ing from the fail in prices
Without going Into man details,
tho advocates of immediate announce
mshts of policy and of appointments
in the field of government finance nnd
j taxation have in mind acts which can
be accepted by the public as definitely
Outlined in the policies that .are to
lost for ' a long time to come.
This brings us directly to the ques
tion of foreign policy. On this sub
ject Senator Harding's advisers fall
(into two groups. One group says thai
;tbr recent election was an overwhelm
ing verdict of public opinion antagon
istic to any league of nations whatevt r.
The senators und leaders who take this
view are not the largest in number, but
I are decidedly the more aggressive in
GERM W IMirMM'n .
Opposed to them is a group who
Iwlll tell Senator Harding, with all Hi"
I emphasis they can command, that
nothing that he can do and nothing
the Republican party can do and
I nothing the country can do can stabil
ize business permanently until our re
lations With Hi" rest of the. world aro
I first made stable- Specifically, these
leaden claims that in the economic
lend of tho world, as it stands today
there is one Indeterminate factor, which
las long as it remains Indeterminate, will
prevent everything else from becom
ing stabilised That factor is the
I amount of the Indemnity which Ger
many is required to pay.
Senator Harding will bo told that
'the amount of the German lndemnit
must be made a fixed sum. so thai
Germanj- will know bow much she
has to pay and can order her pconopllcj
(i onl Lnucd on I'agc Two.)
ACTIVITY LOOMS AS
CREDIT STRAIN FADES'1
BY JOHN W. HILL,
financial Editor, Iron Trade Review
Recovery in business waits on three developments. The arc:i
nonpar money, the completion of commodity price readjustment j
mil the restoration ol buyers' confidence
Last week ushered in the first of these requirements For tli.
first time in months cpinniercial paper rates ace slightly lower. This
means that the dreaded autumn credit strain is beginning to disap
pear ahead oi schedule.
CHICAGO, Dec. 4. Pa'.rons of a
wrestling match between William
Dcmetral, '.he "Crsek demon," and
Jack Linjw, billed as the "Russian
lien," staged a riot which police rc
serves were called to quell at the
Kay rr..-.rkt theater, when Referee
Johnny Myers gave I draw decision
at midnight, stepping the match.
Dcmetrrl had won cne fall nd Li
ncw hzd a r.eao hold An Dcmetral
when the referee made his an
nouncement. Scenery, box curtains, footlights
and other equipment wc.-. tarn
down cni smarhed by the audience,
which c'amored against the halting
of a "finish match" by a draw deci
cion. Members of a burlesque
chorus who had remained to watch
the wrcsthrg barricaded themselves
in their dressing rooms
Canadian Member Moves for
Elimination of Article 10
GENEVA, Dee, 4. Honorlo Pueyr-j
redon. the Argentina minister, toflay
handed r.iui Hymens, president of the
league of nations assembly, ;l ! tcr ..-
nouncin that the Argentina delegation
had ceased Its participation In the
uol LD H ST VltTlCLB H).
An amendment to the covenant of
th lentrue of nations, eliminating ar
ticle ten, the most mooted section of
tho puit. was Introduced In the as
sembly of the I ' hJ' Charles
j. Doherty Canadian minister of jus
tice. The aniundinent will probably
be referred to the league council.
George Nlcoll Barnes, of Great Brit
ain, was prepared today Co ask tm-
council ol 111,' I. aiiiie - .. cc;U!it for it.H
failure to uko Its tood offices In an
endeavor to keep the lcusalan Uolshe
vlkl ind tho Poles from fighting lost
.Methods to be pursued regarding
amendments to the covenunt of the
league Will probably come before the
assembly for a final ruling next Mon
day. Francisco Garcia Calderon, the Per
uvian minister to France arrived yes
terday to replace Dr. ilarlano H or
nejo as Peruvian delegate to the as
seinBly of the league.
FR m I l SCPIiAINS.
PARIS, Dee. 1 Franco does not
question tho constitutionality of the
adherence of Argentina to. tho league
of nations, nor the competence of Ar
gentina's delegates to the assombly of
the league at tlonev.i to represent their
country. It was staled at the foreign
This statement was prompted by re
ports published In Argentina that
Prance was questioning the legality of
the Argenttnan membership In the
league, the point being raised that her
adherence could noi be considered
legal until approvd by the national
congress. The report was con
nected In Argentina with dis
patches from Goneva indicating that
the deductions had been made there
from utterances of Porelgn Minister
Pueyr redon that lArgontlna favored
the admission of Germany Into the
league. The French foreign office -x-pr
led disbelief that the French del
egates at Geneva were taking an atti
tude reflecting any such view.
LONDON, Dec. 4 Russian sov
iet troops captured lirtvan. tho
Armenian capital on Thursday,
and Ai ne nla has declared Itself
h soviet republic it is asserted
in ,i wireless dispatch received
from MOSOOW today. The troops
of thrt old Armenian government
hove placed themselves at the
dlspdsal of the soviet administra
tion, tin- dispatch declares. J
I inneiea prices ana tevensn irane
icUvliy mopped up banlRnglrespurces.
Deflation is releasing these fund
Gradually they will accumulate anil
become available sj an accelerator for
DECLINES l UE1 ki n.
Price declines contlnu" unchecked
Dun's commercial agency reports that
last week only seven commodities 'id-
vanced out of 3oo. against declines foi
; 103. Hides, hogs, low grades of wool,
icoffee, tea aiid rubber, are among the
commodities that have touched Pre
war levels. The majority of prices are
from 7' to 100 per cent above J 3 1 3
Business failures lost week were less
I than the previous week-
TAX 1X81 M LM1 N I
in December K tbe f.r.ai Install -
men! or federal taxes tor the year
falls due. It will amount to C5&0.
O'l'i.ii'.e. Ku.anis.- houses su:ferlng
losses from foiling prices will find it
hard to meet their share of the pay
ment. An effort will be made to rush
some form of relief tor these taxpayers
through congress . hen It meets next
I HOP sliitiN K VGE.
Whc.it and corn have dropped about
1.50 a bushel and cotton about 30
i ents s pound since early summer.
The total value of four crops wheat,
corn, cotton and oats at current
'prices 1 J 5.300.OO0.O0O. This Is ,
1 500.000.HOu b sj than the ran. crops
would hac brought at 1919 prices.
Flour ut $8.50 a barrel ts u pre-war
I level Br. ::1 is dropping as a. result,
j Fgga are the one exception to the
Icenersl freil.l ,,l" l..n.l nrlr-. i
ijow crop prices have xttructed for
eign buying. ' tobi rs tot) i of exports
va.s $7.",J. a gain of Jl-17.000.-
Ouo over September- This Increase
was partly due to larger shipments
abroad of farm products High ex
ports show that the world must buy
The sharp decline in crop prlco3 has
re.snl!o, iii the failure of more than
on., dozen small banks In North Da
kota and one or two In Illinois and
i Iklahoma. It Is significant that none
of the Insolvent banks was a mem! cr
oi the federal reserve system. The
situation Is not serious.
Al 'id D). l LQPMEN tS.
Purchase c-f control of the General
Motors Corporation by to,- powerful
Morgan and DuPont Interests has been
announced.' The sujport of this com
pany, in the prsw :it depression. by
these Interests reflects their faith In
the business outlook In general and the
Automoblli t; .'! iii particular
l ORD I s.
Henry Ford will pay jt.'oj,ooo in
I.,. i uses to his employes this month.
He says that his workmrt lorce has
been reduced by 6000 men. The
Dodge Bros, plant is r pen after
brief close-down. Manufacturers ex
pect the January shows to stimulate
STEEL PRH ES.
Some Independent steel .companies
have cut their prices to t'' lower lev
els maintained by the United States
Steel Corporation- This should niakC
for temporary stabilisation In the great
basic Industry. The ke n competition
for the small amount i busini SSB -no w
available may mean further reductions
RET UL TR M'l
Holld.' trade at .some centers ia
meeting expectations, in gereral,
however, dullness prevails, price re
ductions are b,-. (iinini: more general,
although retailers had hoped to take
advantage of Christmas buying to
avoid losses. Dry goods Jobbers are
said to .be convinced that complete
liquidation of high-priced stocks this
year Is essential Shoo prices have
MAIL ORDERS GROW.
He ids of largo mail order housos de
clare their ales of recent weeks show
that necessity and low prices bring
business. They advise merchants that
the quicker "they turn looso their
goods for what they can get tin lets,
their losses will be."
REDOUBLED EFFORT MADE
TO CAPTURE MISS SMITH
ARDMORE, Okia . Dec. 'I The
probable appointment of a' special
prosecutor to proceed after January 1
ag iIikI lam Smith, inos bcinK wide
ly sought in connection with the fatal
Shooting here two weeks ago of Jake
L. Iiamon, was forecast today by
Charles A. Coakley, law partner of
J. H. Mathers, county uttorney-eleco,
of Ardmore, who said that their firm
had been employed lo defend Miss
Smith. He said Mr. Mathers would
recommend that Russell Prown, pres
ent county attorney, bo permitted lo
continue In charge of the case for the
Prosecutor Brown announced that
there were no developments in tho
search for Miss Smith, as far as his
office was conc.MiK-,1 and that ho was
leaving for his farm near Ardmoro
for a day's hunting trip.
In the meantime, the authorities of
a dozen cities of Oklahoma and Tex
as, were redoubling their efforts to
arrest MIsb Smith, for whom there Is
a warrant (barging assault with In
tent to kill. The warrant was lestied
before the deuth of Hamuli, who was
Republican national committeeman
from Oklahoma, and an cxt'.nslve oil
CAPPER PLANS I
TO ELIiTE I
Prohibitive Tax to Be Imposed
on Trading In Futures, H's
BLACK BOARD AND
WHEAT PIT WOULD GO
Framer Says Farmers and
Consumers Lose Under Pres
ent System of Gambling
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. Senatnr
Capper of Kansas, today made pifb
lie his proposed bill to step gambling
' in foodstuffs and cotton.
I A tax of ten per rnt designed to
be prohibitive, on 'future" trading In
' grain and cotton, except by actual
! owners or a limited class of traders
under federal licrnn-. g d-p basic
feature nf the Capper bill, which is
! to !e Introduced In the senate next
: week by the author and In the house ssj
by Representative Tincher, Republi
can, of Kansas The ten per cent tux
would apply to options and the meas
ure would affect grain products as
' well as taw grrn.
WOULD STOP GAMBLING. I
"The Vl will stop gambling In
wheats en-n. eotton and other farm gH
product." -aid Senator Copper. "It
i will eliminate the wheat pit and the
OUt Of busl- -H
the thousands of wir houses
and buc::t shops by making
!t impossible for namblers and specu
latdrs to deal on boards of trade.
Phi bill undertaki to preserve
) the legitimate 'hedge' but cuts out
all gambling and manipulations-."
Formers, dealers snd manufacturer-;
. buying or selling grain or cotton for
Lual d livery would not he restrict
ed by the proposed bill. Senator Cap-
HEAVY I lM's PROPOSED. I
Penalties of fifty per cent of tlie
innposed federal tax. a fine of $10,00o
nnd one year's Imprisonment for vlo
latlon of the bill s provisions are In
corpora ted In the Cupper bill.
Seller of grain, grain products and
'cotton who at the time of Kile would
be owners of tho "act'iat physical
' property," and ti-aders regularly en
gaging In growing, dealing in or man
ufacturtng and reglstecd with the in
ternal revenue bureau would he ex
I empt from the ten per cent tax. Such
ii iwevcr, would be limited in
their dealings to three times their ac
tual transactions during ha jrreccding
'year, ard would be required to report
all dealings to the Internal revenue
FARMERS LOSE MILI ONS.
In a statement outlining hie bill.
Senator Capper declared that only
' about one per cent of "future" trad-
ing In grain and cotton was bona fide.
I Million.', of dollars were lost by farm
' c Ts, as well as speculators n tho
nt bear raid on the grim it i H
thai consumers as well as producers
re the victims.
MBLIXG INSriTI : 10
"The Chicago liourd of Tnide as
, now conducted." said Senator Capper,
"is the world s greatest gambling in
Stltutlon. More wheat was sob! in
Chicago in the month of October than
this year. This year's corn corp was
I sold fourteen times In Chicago before
i bushel of com had reached the mar-
There is not the slightest doubt
that the gigantic raid made by the
i idi on tin Hoard of Trade was tho
' chief cause of the recent disastrous
slump in the price of farm products.
BecauSt a lot of market gamblers
dally Quotations, the farmer who hi
been forced to his hogs and cat
tie at a loss while moat still sells at
j war prices, is again made the goat.
I The farmer already has lost more than
i billion dollars by the bear raid
I Brokers n;ul commission houses have
eleaiie,! up ovr forty millions in mar-
'I ulns and commissions alone. The
lambs who play the market have lost
more than one hundred million dol
lars In the last 90 days in speculating
in cotton and wheat.
El IPS RECOGNIZED
"I find all grain and cotton dealers.
i millers and spinners recognize the
evils of the present system anil are
anxious to stop gambling In food prod
' nets. They will heartily support this
'measure to place the business on ;
illegitimate basis. I am also assured of
the support of the farm organizations.
The commission houses, brokers.
I I bucket shops and market speculators
I generally will fight it." H
YANKS IN SAN DOMINGO
EXPEL RADICAL WRITER
I HAVANA. Cuba.. Dec. 4. Horatio
Blanco Fombona. a Venezuelan writer,
who was Wrestsed in S-an Domingo
last night by American military au
thorities, landed at Santiago, Cuba,
yesterday, having, it is said, been ex
celled from the Dominion republic. A
dispatch to the newspaper El Mundo
declares ho was deported from San
Domingo by the Americans bscat -of
alleged newspaper activities tend
ing to Incite the native population to
mutiny against American authorities.
Fombona. who in addition to being
n newspaperman, has valued consid
erable fame as a .poet, began a hunger
strike while in prison in San Domingo
I protesting against his detention and
I the class of food provided.
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