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WBKifYm - i -r ti m I yl C JL, LI LP BL R fc y 'h JL-L'a A k'lL' JWy Weather Indications for Ogdcn and Vicinity: PT TT Give Life to Them That Sit 7V' WWW TW - Fair and not so cold tonight, Friday partly cloudy jl In the Shadow of Death. I Q FEARLESS INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER and "armcr- u- 5; y.nvr-No. sol Prie, Fivecnts OGDEN CITYr UTAhT THURSDAY E VENING DECEMBER 181919 LAST EDITION 4 P. M. J Grocery Trust of Big Five Packers t to Be Dissolved Bide Lines Involving Investments of Many Millions to Come Under U. S. Court Decree Packers Claim New Regime Will Have Little Effect on Their Business Separate Firms Will be Organized I V CHICAGO, Dec. 18 A dozen or lore side lines of ihe Chicago moat icker involving investment of p-anv m j 1 1 1 1 1 oi dollars will be dis posed of under the stipulated decree toon to be entered in the United States Erort at Washington on motion of Ctorney General Palmer. F While representatives of the pack- tn tod.v. decimed lo discuss the de bits of the decree under which the tackers today declined to discuss ihe Ctatls of the decree undci which the Lclcers In the future will bo required h confine 'he business activities to Ke produc ion of meat, poultry, hutter, tic an. c he - ii If. trin .1 f rr.m Ijn authoritative source that, the out line of the plan had been agreed upon. J Among the lines of business from ibich It is srud ihe packers wdl be ordered to withdraw under the- stipu lated court decree are the following: Leather, canned fruits and veget JHbles, soap, cleansing powders, groc Bries, fertilizers, ( iid storage, fish I Hjjrigerator car lines cereals clue, iporting coods and the control of Rockyards. i Representative.- of packers express tfce '.r- ' h? i ui'il.T ih" pre pi -.-ci plan Ihey mi?ht conllnue to manufacture pip and fertiliser as they are natural products of the meat packing Industry, lome doubt ws expressed as to ! ivhether eleanring powders is an an 'imal product, i me num .p of the.' poposed re-organization. It is said. Is prevent the packers from engaging tho wholesale grocery business fStrift and company already have seg- feftted its Sen, Mi American and us RrHan m hi outness, its fruit and Vegetable canning industry and its, inufacture of leather Wilson and fcnpany recently disposed ol i MOlesale grocer, lir.es to a New York firm ; CHh'ACO. Dec IS. Dissolul ion of fce wholesale grocery inteeesl ol the aig five" packers would not serious ly affect any of them, Louis F. Swift, ktad of Swift & Co. today, in discuss m a report that A Mitchell Palmer, united Stales attorney general, would announce todnj or tomorrow an agree ment for the packers to dissolve their Interests except those involved in the production ot meat, poultry, eggs and lieese. The meat canning, soap ruak itp -nd fertilizer -lib ! i n . - smild not be affected, Mr Swift said Tanning interests ot Swift ft Co. ere dissolved last summer, Mr Swift liid. when a new corporation known National Leather was formed. Of the other members of the group known as the big five" Wilson and btapany announced some time ago tfcat it bad disposed of It;, branches f industry affiliated with the whole-' mt grocery business and Armour & o.,6everal weeks ago were reported jo have begun arranging a plan look-; kg to segregation and separate financ P of Its more than 100 subsidiarv ! Properties. II I knew nothing about the state Kent that the paekc rs . ss nted to this Jwree because of assurance that the prominent would win its dissolution W" against die United States Steel Corporation," Mr Swift continued. "I ve never hoard of any such report. "I am unable to comment on the r-f-fct this decision or ultimatum will Mje upon food prices Whether they mfil be decreased or 50 -. : I i hi-ii'r n V r bi si en. II Tills decision probably means that IKy packers must discontinue their nolesale grocery interests. J Since the re port, d decision enjoins W'ng hi food products other man the J4"" of m. at. i. rtihz. 1 oap mak and canning side lines cannot be fleeted WOf course this announcement cau Mt r ff ci th. a- 1 .011 ..1 'ockholders m 1 may elect to buy stock in Lhc 1 1 paizations to be formed out of the dis Flutionw' Later Mr Swift ,.: a formal - ; sod 'Referring to the decree in question, F jt and compan;. have already made' I absolution of their leather busi , Ps as well us the ownership of Lib Wf McNeil and Libby. (a fruit and f1 canning subsidiary ) and also - pjr packing houses in Souih America! F Australia and hav b en tntii ipat- I g.Mmething of this kind for some ur earuingt? will not be unfaor affvcied as the lines prohibited lt f n'" be. 11 .,,M-c!ally profitable. I CJ! I eivc U i r" ' available cash j C,, fr 'be real meal business and f allied products." I COMPROMISE IS PLANNED. - A&HIXGT0N. Dec. 18.- Negotia i rJ8 between the meat packers and P 80Vcmincnt, ii became known to Kth n ' ho?n gomg m for some time ML?1"0 objeel ol compromising the fc. usl fro, ecu t ion whit 1. Si Btill in I V?ge of raio Jury Investigation. I Alan ""'''--rs'ood that, one of the 1 t cnslderc,l ,, the withdrawal of 'Jklrl r'r" froni y(U' l,nr,? BU " the fW JtJ;-Hb' cnnnri business. It is un- J derstoori that the packers represented that they already had bejrun withdraw ing from the grocery business and were willing to carry the plan still fur ther. Plans also h&l e been under consid oration b. some of the packers for the separation of their corporations into, separate entities somewhat such as' the Standard Oil and American Tobac I co companies accepted after the su I premc court's dissolution decrees. NO AGREEMENT REACHED. WASHINGTON. Dee IS. Assistant Attorney General Garvin with whom' ithe packers' counsel conferred, said 'there would be no statement until late I today indicating that a settlement 1 might be immineni Attorney General Palmer said. howeer, no affreemeni had yet been reached. : 00 D'Annunzio Troops j I to Return to Italy j to Rejoin Army FIUME, Wednesday, Dec 17. Com-j . mander Rizzo, chief of the d'Annunzlan navy, discussing the possible evacua tion of Fiume, said today that Captain, d'Annunzlo's. troops would be taken 1 back to Italy and would be permitted to rejoin the army without punish : ment. Answering those askinc for thei retention of the present garrison of 1 Flume under Captain d'Annunzio. he said d'Annunzio could not remain with the uarrlson for a general would be sent to command it. "D'Annunzio ha? been more than a king." said Rizzo, "and he cannot be allow ed to serve under a general sent I I by the Italian government." i Other speakers urging the brigading Of half the present garrison with the same number of regulars A large number of officers and men wish to remain in the garrison here und r present conditions where they are liv ing an easier life and receive three or four times the pay given them in the regular Italian armj . Sinn Fein Order , ! Wil Not Accept Home Rule Plan LONDON. Dec 18. The National' party in the house of commons has given notice of a molion on the Irish question reading as follows: "The house, in view of the ;'act that the Sinn Fein organization has made it abundantly clear that it will not ac cept any form of home rule retaining I the sovereign powers of the govern ! ment at Westminster, declines to pro ceed with legislation which cannot be acceptable 10 any considerable sec j tlon of opinion in Ireland and calls I upon ihe government to enforce law and order in that country " 00 Cold Wave in East WASHINGTON. Dec 18. The low eat temperature reported to the weath er bureau was 22 below at Northfield. Vermont, while the next was 20 below at ('anion, N Y. Zero temperature was registered in ew York City; at Boston it was c below: at Albany 8 below and at Buf folo 2 below Philadelphia and Atlantic City showed 4 above; Baltimore 8 above and Washington lo above While the cold wave east of the Mis dsdppi is a severe one, it was said at the weather bureau thai no temper ature records were broken even for (his early in the season While the weather will moderate somewhat tonight, the official fore caster said cold weather would con tinue for the present and lhat the out look was for snow flurries in the mid dle Atlantic and New England states, the upper Ohio valley, Tennessee, the south Atlantic and east Gulf states to night, and tomorrow Cold weather continues generally over the west plateau, but compara tively mild temperatures preai oer the west Gulf states and on the east ern slope of the Rocky mountains. ECONOMY SALES URGED. NEW YORK. Dec 17 The govern ment's proposal that dry goods retail ers hold "economy" sales during Janu jary and February to aid in reducing Ithe cost of living, was endorsed at a meeting today of retailers and sales I managers, called by the National Re tail Drygoods association. Merchants from various parts of the country at tended and pledged cooperation tn the government in every possible way. WOMEN Organization to Batter Down Prices in j Illinois CHICAGO. Dec. IS. Women ofi Illinois will lead the campaign against the hiph ro-l of li 111" wnmnn is' I to take charge of the entire state or 5anlzation being formed to batter down prices Her power, it is said. Will he even greater than those of Major A. A. Sprague, fair price com missioner for the state. Mrs. Maude R Turley, organizer of the woman's division, issued her first communication to the women of the state today. I "Stop buying," she said. "Refuse to : pay luxury prices and unreasonable costs for ih. common foodstuffs. "Buy only what is absolute! neces ! sary now. "Stop eating dollar a dozen eggs and j ninety-cent butter . "Postpone purchase of the fur coat jand expensive suit for the present and J watch prices tumble. I "You are ninety per cent of the pur 1 chasing power in Illinois. You see that power this minut. and watch the! results which you carry out your other 1 plans 00 CONCAVE MOTION j HCTliRFSfMN WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. A con cave motion picture screen that may revolutionize the movies was tried out at a local theater this morning It Is said to ghe an effect Of a third dimen sion an appearance of thickness or depth that relieves eye-slraln. A group of scienii-ts witnessed the ex periment I Dr. Louis Pech. head of the facul '( of medicine at the University of 1 Montpelier. France, the inventor, su pervised the. exhibition. Dr Pech as cribes the relief from eye strain to his ; belief that the e . functions normalh jv.hen it sees things of three dimen sions e en if the appe. '.ranee of the 1 third dimension is an illusion Naturalist Leaves to 1 Film Strange Tribes in Darkest Africa OAKLAND. Calif.. Dec. 18. H. A. 1 Snow, Oakland naturalist accom panied by his son, Sidney Snow, Don ald Key eg. a writer, and Frank S. Wil ion n cameraman, are on their way 1 from San Francisco to collect big I game specimen? and film obscure na tlve uibe.; in Africa and Asia for the Oakland public museum. They sailed (yesterday on the Ventura for Sydney, j In 'Africa they will Join Leslie I Simpson, and Kenneth Qulnan, both 'Oakland men, who have been on that continent since May. preparing the 'expedition that the resi will join at t ape Town. ! They purpose lo traverse Africa 'from the cape to Ihe Soudan, terminal ling their Journey by q boat trip down !the whole length of the Nile Tie 1 C6 1 lie' expect to enter Asiu, returning to Ithe United States by way of Siberia. I The y hope to obtain specimens of the I Mancburian tiger The party expects to be gone two .years and to travel 30,000 miles Snow's collection of 50,000 birds' eggs is said to be the largest in the I w orld. . 4 ''. 4 ' 4- COST OF RESTORATION. PARIS', Dec is. (Havas.) Louis Locheur, minister of recon- -f st ruction who recently told the chamber of deputies lhat he es tlmated ihe cost of restoring drv- 4 4- aiStated regions would be 66.000.- 000,600 francs, actually figures the amount necessary to bo 130,- 000,000,000 francs, according to the Matin f frrf Vrirf f if t f . . . ' -. LINER DELAYED FOUR DAYS. f - NEW YORK. Dec 18 The 4 f steamship Rotterdam arrived -f v- here today from Rotterdam Bou- 4 logne and Plymouth. The vessel 4 f was delayed four days by tempes- tuous weather 'in mid Atlantic, which severely shook up Its 1300 4 passengers. The ship pitched and 4-4- rolled so violently at one time 4 4 lhat a passenger's leg was broken -4 4 against the side of his cabin The Rotterdam brought a nota- 4 4 ble passenger list, including the -f wife and daughter of President 4-4- Menocsl of Cuba Candido Ag- 4- uilar, former Mexican minister 4 4- and several othei Mexican dlplo- 4 4 mats who have been abroad on 4-4- "a secret mission" for the Car- 4 ranza government, F J. Schuszle. 4- former American consul at Mu 4 v- nich, State Senator Clairton R. 4-4- Lusk, chairman of the legislative 4- committee which has been inves- 4-4- tigatlng seditious activities here . 4- Prince Alfredo Hohenlohe. of Po- 4-4- land, and his family; Dr. H. P 4-4- Dekaliter, consul general of The 4-4- Netherlands to Mexico it. and 4 4- Rear Admiral Andrew T. Long, 4 4- who returns to this country after 4-4- having escorted King Albert and 4-4- Queen Elizabeth back to Belgium 4-4- from the United States. 4--44-4-4-4-44-4-4-4-44-44- BUYERS OF U. S. j MONEY MAKING HIGHPROMTS DETROIT, Mich.. Dee IS Buyers in Windsor, Ont., across the Doiroii rivei from this city, of American money, are making high profits, ac cording to a leading Windsor banker, who declares 1 hot 85 per cent of the approximately $250,000 that mon.'d. joes to Windsor from here is bought at a arc-'iuiu.iFjy A sign displayed in a Windsor store window this week reads: 'American money bought here; highest prices I paid." the dealers price being 7 per cen'ti Chartered banks less than a I block away w ere taking all offerings at 8 per cent, It was stated. Retail stores advertise In the newspapers that they allow 7 per cent on American currency while street car conductors are making handsome profits. Canadian holder., of American Lib erty bonds quoted below par nre de c lar. d to be selling their bonds in De troit lor American money, which the) .resell in Windsor at a profit, to make I up their losses. In Detroit theie is j a 10 per cent discount on Canadian .mono) and manv refuse it entlrel 00 American Soldiers Will Be Red Cross Yuletide Guests PARIS We dnesday, Dec. 17. Amer ican officers and enlisted men who will spend Yuletide in Paris will be tbc guests "f the American Red Cross during the Christmas festivities An Old fashioned parly will be held on Christmas afternoon. Santa Claus pre-.-- ding at a huge c'hnsimas tree to distribute- gifts and packages lrom Amor ica. PRISON Carlisle Returns to the Wyoming Warden in ! Jovial Spirit RAWLINS. Wyo . Dec. 18. --"Hello. jBill." ' Hnnvlv lnr. These were (he greetings exchanged between Warden Brine and William Carlisle when the lattei was returned early todav to the Wyoming peniten tiary after a period of liberty extend ing oer several weeks following hiR escape from that institution in Novem ber. During the time that Carlisle was at liberty he held up a L"nion Pa cific train and was finally shot and captured two weeks ago by the sheriff who was pursuing him. Carlisle told the prison authorities today that he was feeling fine with the exception that the wound in his lung bothered him somewhat. He also told Warden Brine that he had reformed, as he had managed to pass through Medicine Bow, Wyo , the scene of his late Bi train robbery, without repeatinc the offense against the Union Pa cific. The bandit will be placed In the pris nn hospital uhfll 1' recovers from ihe effects of his wound and he will then be assigned to duty In the shirt factors Following his sensational escape1 from the penitentiary November 15,1 after he had had his fellow prisoners 1 nail him up in a box of shirts whic h I w as being sent outside the prison. Car lisle held up a Union Pacific passen ger train near Medicine Bow, Wyo. several days after his escape and then ; took to the wild country in the north-1 least of the state. He was trailed for ! several weeks bv several posses of of ficers and finally captured by Sheriff Roach of Plait county after being shot through the lunt:. He was returned to the penitentiary to serve out the remainder of the life sentence which resulted from his conviction on a train robberv charge in ihe spring of 191rt. Carlisle has been in a hospital at Douglas, Wyo., since his captur. 00 !4-44-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-44-4-4- 4 WAVE OF CRIME. 4 4 BERNE, Switzerland. Dec 18.4-4- Reports of a fresh wave of 4-4- pogroms in the districts of the 4 4 Ukraine occupied by General Den- 4-'4- ikine's forces are printed b the 4-14- Lemberg newspaper Gasotta 14- Wiscrowka, according to Lorn 4- b. ig advices today The newspa- 4 (4 per declares that about 6000 4- Jews were killed in Yekaterino- 4- slnv. 4-l4-44-44-4444-44-4-44-4- Call for Democrats to Select Leader I to Succeed Martin 1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. A call I for Democratic senators for Saturday I to select a leader to succeed the late ; Senator Martin of Yirglnia was issued todaj by Senator Hitchcock, of Nebraska, who is contesting with Sen ator Underwood of Alabama for the place Settlement of the contest between Senator Hitchcock, the acting Demo cratic leader and chief spokesman for the administration in the treaty fight, and Senator Underwood, former!) 'Democratic, leader in the house, is the I only business to come before tbe con ference. The outcome of the contest was said to be in doubt Friends of Senator Underwood inti mated today that they might endeavor lo postpone a vote until after the holi days when the full Democratic mem bership is expected to be present. The Alabama senator's supporters also were said to desire disposition of the treaty before tho leadership election so that the qeustion of endorsing Sen ator Hitchcock's management of the treaty might not bo an issue. Hitchcock Confident of Winning. The action of Senator Hitchcock, who is vice-chairman of the Demo cratic conference, in issuing the call, indicated to his friends that he felt confident of winning Some senators said the leadership I contest might have considerable bear ing on the immediate outcome of the treaty controversy. Senators Hitch cock and Underwood have differed re garding future progress, the former and the latter agreeing to accept as a la.-t alternative tho plan of Senator' Knox. Republican, Pennsylvania, to ratify the treaty except tho league of I nations' covenant, which would be left for future consideration. Underwood's Friends Peeved. It has been said at the White House that irrespective of the outcome of the leadership contest, Senator Hitchcock will continue as the administration leader in the tight. Some; of Senator Underwood's iriends were outspoken in criticizing Senator Hitchcock's call. "It's an outrage," said Senator Har rison, of Mississippi. "Up to now Hitchcock forces have been urging that tho conference be postponed until after the treaty is settled and also un til more Democratic senators are in town There are nearly half of a doz en of Mr. Underwood's trlenda absent now who cannot get back in time." A compromise) was suggested in some quarters today proposing that Senator Hitchcock be made leader and Mr. Un- dorwood vice-chairman or assistant leader of the Democratic conference, a position which would give Mr. Under wood management of many Important measure s BUDGET1 I Appropriations, Except I Navy and Postoffice, to be Pared Down WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 All gener al appropriation- for lf21 will be ''nirr.rl ,.r.i-n 1 11 'U'rorilonfr. v i f V ctrirl I est economy,' except the postoffice and naval departments, the estimates of which are less than for the pr--bi nl year, Majority Leader Mondell, Wyom ing, told the bouse toda) when the 'first urgent deficiency bill of this se a- j son was brought up Greatest reduc tions would be made in the army and j fortifications' e stimates, he said, the and the latter (117,703,830, an increase former request totalling $982,800,020 and the latter $117,793,330. an increase of more than (106,000,000 over Hie present appropriation The balance of estimated liabilities over assets. Mr. Mondell said, is $3. 050,308,574. Estimates of expenditures, he said, would suggest excessiveness. Total estimated receipts for this year, he said, are $f., $35,850,000. 1 "These official estimates of the re- iceipis on account of Interest on our (loans of nearly (10,000,000,000 to for eign governments This interest, if 'paid, without Increase our receipts and lighten our burdens for the year by .nearly $500,000,000." I 1-uncling or interei on torogn obl igations for two or three years would I increase foreign loans at least two billion dollars above the present tig I ure, Mr. Mondell said j "The fact that such action has been taken by the secretary of the trcas I ury," he explained, "reduces our in- comes or increases our outlays half a billion dollars annuall " I Congress should cut the estimates at least a billion dollars and refuse (every request which is not imperative, 'he added No provisions tor Increased pay for officers of the army or Davy or the nurses' corps, nor estimates for I loans, bonuses or development projects j benefiting ex-service men are made in any of the appropriation bills. "It is for congress to determine,'' he continued, "what is to be done in tall these matters but in arriving at j that determination let us remember that we have passed the period, under the stimulant of war enthusiasm, we eor'd spend billions without a thought 'as to where the money was to tome from, who was to pay it or when it was to be paid "The coming fiscal year will wit 1 ness the culmination of the growing 'burdens of the war's aftermath. It pre IsentS financial problems as serious in i their way as any wc met during the period of the war. We cannot in I crease taxes. We should not issue bonds We have no alternative but j to economize to the limit." Scapa Flow Flpet Question is Again Before Council PARISj Dec. IS. The question of the compensation Germain should make for the sinking of the Scapa Flow fleet was again before the su premo council todav Louis Locheur. minister of reconstruction, and Georges Leygues, the minister of marine, of the French cabinet, made reports on the discussions, that had taken place between the allied and German ex perts over the compensation problem Several propositions were presented to the council, but no definite decision was reached. One more boundary question wa6 settled by the council today when it delineated tho frontier between Gallcla and Bukowlna. The council met at the French mln latry of foreign affairs with Jules Cam bone presiding in the absence of Premier Clemenceau. Chancellor Renner of Austria having secured action by the council for the relief of the Austrian people, will leave Paris this evening. No meeting was set for today be tween tho allied representatives and the German experts on shipping af fairs. PARIS. Dec, 18. (Havas.) German delegates are said by the newspapers to have furnished the allies proof that Germany cannot deliver all the harbor and dock material demanded in the protocol to the peace treaty. Allied experts are said to be disposed to con sider a counter proposition whl b would reduce the amount of 300,000 tons. y He j BATTLE ii ' , le Montenegra Opens Fighf 'jf Against Occupation of I Their Territory PARIS, Dec. 18. Fighting by the Montenegrin people against the Serb ian orcunafion occurred around Cet- t in jo between December 1 and Decem ber 12, it is declared in a communique of the foreign minister of Montenegro. The iatement states that the Serbians i placed women and children in front of them to prevent the Montenegrins de fending themselves I The government of "Montenegro has reiterated Its protest against Serbian occupation. ON WAY TO SIBERIA. NBW YORK, Dec. IS. The vet (cran revolutionary, Nicholas Tchaik ovsky, will arrive in New York from Paris In a week or ten days on his way to Siberia where he has accepted an important post under the all-Russian eovernment, It was announced today, jj'or more than two years ho was head ot the provisional government In Arcb j angel.' Tchaikovsky, who is about 70 yeai3 old, was the founder of the Tchaik ovsky circle, composed of Russian "in Itelliaentia" who?e oblect is to co mong the people, "teach them to read ij j ;and write, spread good books among ; them and give them the ideal of a bet i ter social order." The circle, it is j said, played tin important pari in thu ' I Russian revolutionary movement of I i the seventies. I BALTIC STATES CONFERENCE. DORPAT, Wednesday, Dec. 17. The j conference ot Baltic states' represent?.- 1 I fives who have been attempting to 1 bring about peace in the Baltic region, ' was postponed tonight In order to give .111 opportunity lor M. Poska, th Esthonian foreign minister, to present to his government a new proposal of the soviet Russian government on ' frontiers. J The new proposal was brount from Moscow by ceneral Kostyaev, one qf i the Bolshevik delegates. BELA KUN ON TRIAL. BUDAPEST. Monday. Dec. 15. - I Bela Kun, former communist dictator I or Hungary, although still In Austria, i was placed on triaThere today on the specific charge of abetting in the J'; murder of Artillery Captain Franz Mildner of the- Ludovica military academy Joint defendants with Bela Kun are Joseph Dinnyes and a man named Olarie, who are charged with I the actual crime. j 00 Earthquake Shocks I Cause Excitement I in Mexico City MEXICO CITY, Wednesday. Dec. 17 Earthquake shocks at 6 o'clock to night caused some excitement amonc the people following the publication of numerous reports that the end oi the world was due today. No damage resulted although the shocks wer more severe than those commonly felt In Mexico City. In spue of the excitement ther were no disorders. no Christmas Steamer Ij i Has Narrow Escape 1 1 SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 18. The transport Great Northern, bound for Vladivostok with 1,400 troops and Christmas packages for the American forces in Siberia, struck a submerged obstruction of unknown description 163 miles off Vladivostok, according to wireless advices received here toda, but no damage was done the holida gifts. The Great Northern was pro ceeding under its own steam to Maui vostok, said reports received by army transport service officials. oo . TO RETURN CANTEEN MONEY. OTTAWA. Ont., Dec. 18. Canada's share of the profits of the canteen ss tem of the British expeditionary forces amounts to $35,000,000, it was learned today. As all the money recerved by the canteens came from the pockets of Canadian soldiers who saw service, a movement has been started to turn the money back to the soldiers.