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CHICAGO. Dec. 3. Peter J. Lux.
Shelbyvllle, Ind.. Tuesday was made
corn . king of the United States by
winning championship and sweep
stakes on a 20 ear sample of Johnson
county white corn. . Lux wins besides
the cash premiums of several hundred
. dollars, a ' $250 trophy given by the
Corn Products Manufacturers asso
ciation. He competed with three oth-
;orIrd!ana men for the highest hon
ors in the corn world. They were
J. B. Hamilton, of Shelbyville. W. J.
Ulrey of Attica, and C. E. Troyer of
i W. H. Butler, of Kokomo, former
' Ari'ienltural agent In Madison county,
Ind, lost the championship in the
single tar classes to John Roads of
Riiinbridge , O. Butler showed the
t i '.:iiiipicn yeilow ear of the show and
J.'o.uls the best white ear. In picking
'!". .sweepstakes ribbon, the Judges
, j kl:ed the ear of white corn from the
Jlur keye state.
Indiana Gets Good Share.
Checkins of the figures Tuesday
showed that Indiana won a good share
-of the p-'zes In Region Three, which
"includes thenorthern half of the state.
Mr. Troyer took first place In the
white corn classes with David Conger
of Anderson, second, Jacob Mundell
of Frankfort, was eleventh, and Ray
Strouss of Huntington, twelfth. Ah
. even better showing Was made in the
yellow cqrn. classes with first going
to Mr. Ulrey and second to James
Corbin. cf Kentland. third to J. W.
Kerling of Rockfield. fourth to G. W.
Ijewia of Wingate, fifth to W. D. Lit
ilejohn of Kentland, tenth to Herman
L. Miller, of Bluffton. Of the $1,000
in prize money in this region, (603
went to Indiana, with the rest to Illi
nois, Ohio and Iowa.lt there was one
i man happier than the new corn king,
it was Russel O. East, Shelby county
; agent, assistant superintendent of the
Indiana stock men continued their
winnings Tuesday, Purdue university
chalking up several wins in the spe
cial fat steer classes for colleges.
Yearly "Ghost," But Not
Quite; Tried to Kill
Self by Dive Into Flue
(By Associated Press) 1
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. Occupants of
a Ridge street tenement house were
almost correct when they reported to
the police that the groans of a ghost
had been annoying them for two days.
Detectives, aided by firemen, dug a
hole in a chimney on a house and ex
tracted David Cohen, a push cart
peddler, who informed them that bus
iness bad been bad, and that he had
decided to end his life by Jumping
down the 5 story chimney Monday
Morning. He was taken tl a hospi
tal suffering chiefly from hunger and
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Award of
decorations to officers and enlisted
men of thenavy for acts of gallantry
and meritorious service during the
war will be announced shortly, Secre
tary Daniels said today. About 10
medals of honor and about 200 disting
uished medals have been awarded in
addition to a large number of navy
crosses, the secretary said.
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. The print
of the treaty of Versailles which was
used by Vice-president Marshall while
he presided over the long ratification
debate was sent today to Wabash col
lege at Crawfordsville. Ind., of which
Mr. Marshall is a graduate and trustee.
Somewhat the worse for wear and
bearing many marginal pencillings,
the document has been rebound in
leather and was presented by the vice
president to his alma mater, for
preservation in the college archives.
(By Associated Press)
DES MOINES, Iowa, Dec. 3. The
state of Iowa will operate one small
coal producing piece of property at
least. Workmen today were stripping
the earth from one corner of the stato
capitol grounds and steam shovels
will be put immediately to lift out
coal discovered there yesterday. The
coal was found by workmen drilling
for a foundation for a new building
and is a vein about four feet deep.
A mine, years ago, was located near
where the coal was found yesterday.
The fuel to be dug by the steam shov
els will be placed at the disposal of
the state fuel administrator.
(By Associated Press)
BUENOS AYRES. Dec. 3 The city
of Mar del Platrf, situated on the east
cost of Argentine and having a popu
lation of 30,000, will have a socialist
mayor as a result of the municipal
election held in the province of Bue
nos Ayres on Sunday.
(By Associated Press)
Y1KNNA, Dec. 3 Christian and Soc
ialist deputies have presented a for
mal resolution in the Vorarlberg diet
declaring that province a free and in
dependent state. This action was
taken with a view to annexing Vor
arlberg to Switzerland.
(By Associated Press)
BUENOS AYRES. Tuesday, Dec. 2
Efforts are being made to interest
North American capitalists in the pro
ject of building a railroad from the
City of Salta, Arggentina, to Antafag
asta. Chile, according to information
received by Julius Klein. U. S. com
mercial attache at the embassy here.
A commission recently appointed by
the province of Salta has the work in
(By Associated Press)
PRAGUE, Dec. 3 As a result of the
withdrawal of the national Socialists
from the coalition with the Social
Democrats a cabinet crisis seems im
pending in Czecho Slovakia. This
action was taken as a protest against
the alleged development of a radical
clement in the Social democratic
ranks and it is reported the cabinet
which is headed by Premier Vlanstiniil
Tuscar may be succeeded by one that
is more conservative and which has a
larger bourg". isc. Tr'erentPion. ,
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Stills captured in one of the plants.
Chief Deputy Inspector Littlehales of the Philadelphia district of the
internal revenue department recently led a raid on plants of two manufac
turers of whiskey stills and as a result of the raid many orders for the
stills for home use will not be filled. In the two plants railed in Philadel
phia thirty-three stills and six worm were found and confiscated.
NEW' YORK From the window of
his room on the seventeenth floor of
his hotel, Vicente Blasco Ibanez, the
Spanish novelist, gazed on a twilight
panorama of the city, the southern
half of the metropolis of the western
world, which he was seeing for the
first time, says the Evening Sun.
In the hazyv evening myriads of
lights twinkled in the towers and in
the smaller buildings. The miles of
masonry were intersected by brilliant
thoroughfares, along which crawled
thousands of motors that looked like
fiery insects all traveling in the same
"It is a great vision." said the Span-,
ish writer, "a wonderful spectacle. It
is as if New York had been built by
giants. And behind those lights there
are people working and playing, living
out their destinies, always inside of a
"New York gives one the impression
of force, the poetry of power, not
military strength but the inherent
strength of the people who built the
city. When I look on such a sight I
am glad that I have lived in such a
wonderful age."
Blasco Ibanez says that he "remem
bers everything" and perhaps he will
remember that poetic, brilliant, misty
spectacle looking southward from the
Belmont and put it in the novel that
he Is sure to write about America. Ami
lie will remember that trip up the bay
on the Lorraine when he was passing
the great buildings of Manhattan for
the first time. He says the ixnpression
rather stunned him for the time
Speaks Through Interpreter.
Mr. Ibanez does not speak English
and the interview that he gave to
several newspaper men and women
necessitated the aid of his official in
terpreter, Robert King Atwell, of the
University of Porto Rico. It might be
added that the views of Ibanez lose
nothing in Mr. Atwell's transmission.
The tall, Spanish writer, clad In a
gray business suit, seemed to possess
almost untold geniality and endurance
as he paid close attention to the in
cessant barrage of questions, growing
hoarse at last in his endeavors to
please all hands.
He is gesticulatory, there Is no doubt
of that, when he grows warm to tho
subject, and his voice rumbles like
the surf on the Spanish coast. A fine
head that enterprising sculptors will
be bidding for but for all his rather
burly form his hands are long and
! slim, with strong and bony fingers.
Asked how he wrote novels, he said
that he never took notes but some
times studied and read all he could on
the subject in hand for perhaps months
before he began to write. He remain
ed six years In the Argentine without
writing a line. But when he finally
got busy his great work, "The Four
Horsemen of the Apocalypse" was the
result, impelled by his contact with
the world war.
A Composite Character.
"I begin very slowly," said Ibanez,
describing his method of work. "At
first it is like climbing laboriously up
the side of a mountain. By slow de
grees and wth great trouble I reach
the crest. Then, once on the other
side. I can not stop myself I rush
headlong, whirling, plunging, working
eDdlessly until I reach the finale.
"That Is the way it was with "The
Four Horsemen. I wrote the novel in
four months, in Paris, in that terrible
year 1916. Toward the end of the
book I worked thirty hours at a
stretch to achieve the climax. I did
not sleep and did not have much to
eat. but depended mostly on coffee."
The great chaacter of old Desnoy
ers in "The Four Horsemen," Ibanez
said, had been a somewhat composite
one, but that the groundwork was that
of a real old pioneer of the Argentine
whom he had known. The novelist,
who was engaged throughout the war
in propaganda work for France and
lived in Paris, was the first civilian al
lowed to view the battlefield of the
Marne, in September, 1914. The re
sult was his true description of what
took place t the Desnoyers chateau.
All the war incidents of "The 'Four
Horsemen" are founded on fatet.
Ferragut Blasco Himself.
Blasco "Ibanez not only "remembers
everything," but he sees everything, or
at least that is his way of, putting it.
Unquestionably the intense photo
graphic impressions of his brain are re
tained indefinitely, and this makes
possible the clear, vivid, portrayals of
hs pages, written in what has been
called a perfect literary style.
Ulysses Ferragut, that virile hero of
''Mare Nostrum," is Blasco himself, at
least Insofar as his youth was con
cerned. He played on the beaches of
Valencia and along the wharves and
at last went to sea for many voyages.
He sailed with fishermen and smug-
rglers in their brigs and sloops and
made many trips to Buenos Aires in
steamships before his parents made a
dreadful decision that caused him to
leave his beloved sea for the tedious
study of law.
The Triton, that wonderful uncle of
Ulysses, who lived on the Marina and
swam every day in the ocean billows
was an old doctor, a real character
that Blasco knew in the days of his
youtn on tne blue waters
The Triton
was safely stored away in his magical
memory and as Ibanez has projected
him on the screen he will never be for
gotten. Fraya of Marvelous Memory.
Ibanez brings the faculty of re
markable memory into play in "Mare
Nostrum" in an amusing way. It is
after the incident of the rose at Pom
peii and the weather-beaten Captain
Ferragut and Freya Talberg are hav
ing their first conversation, while rid
ing back to Naples, in spite of the eye
glassed chaperon.
Freya had made a voyage in the
captain's passenger ship from Buenos
Aires to Barcelona some years before,
but to his embarrassment Ferragut
can not remember her name or any of
the incidents of the trip. It is Freya
who has the marvelous memory. She
reminds him that she "remembers ev
erything" and calls him by name.
"No, Captain Ferragut," she says,
with a laugh, "you do not remember
me. I was with my husband and you
had eyes only for a rich Brazilian wid
ow on that vfyage."
Brotherhood Chiefs Meet
to Discuss Wage Scale
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 Chiefs of
all the fourteen railroad brotherhoods
is was said, were here for the meet
ing today at the Anrwican federation
of labor headquarters to discuss the
problems of the railroad employes.
The wage standard was the principal
subject for consideration.
Representatives of the four inde
pendent brotherhoods were invited to
meet with the 10 organizations affil
iated with the Ameriqan federation of
labor. The independent brotherhoods
already have under advisement an
offer of time and one half for over
time with an eight hour day standard.
And it is understood the federatidn
brotherhoods have tentative offers of
similar concessions from the rail
road administration.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON. Dec. 3. Premier Lloyd
George gave no pledge of any kind
to the American representatives at
the peace conference that in consid
eration of the question of Irish self
government not being dealt with by
the conference the British govern
ment would, as soon as possible after
the signature of the peace treaty,
settle the Irish question on a home
rule basis.
This statement ' was made by An
drew . Bonar Law, the government
spokesman in the house of commons,
in reply to a question in the house
today. . ,
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ness, Soreness, Granu-
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IUR LlCO Burning of the Eyes or
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girt for Murine when your Eye Need Care.
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(By Associated Press)
27 Abdul Medjld Effendi, son of for
mer Sultan Abdul Aziz, and heir pre
sumptive of the Ottoman throne, in
an Interview given The Associated
Press today expressed the hope that
the United States would ' ratify the
treaty of Versailles and made an ap
peal in behalf of, his own people.
"It is stated that the Turkish peace
Is being delayed because of the atti
tude of the United States." Abdul
Medjid said. "It should be remem
bered that we have been warring for
the last ten years.- we are exhausted.
Pity should be taken on us and on our
homeless people who are living in
the utmost misery.
"Why cannot we be given a chance
to live and prosper and develop econ
omically like other nations. We ate
a gifted people and if we turned to
the ways of peace we would show the
world we could succeed industrially
Just as we did in a military way."
"It is a great opport unity that Amer
ica has to help us. It was not our
fault that we got into war, but be
cause France and Oreat Britain sided
with Russia against us. For centu
ries we lived on good terms with the
French and the British, and also we
sought no quarrel with Russia.
"I warned the French and the Eng
lish before the war that they were
forcing us to Germany's side. It
would have been a shorter war for
them with the Dardanelles open, if I
had been listened to. Also I realized
that a German alliance would .ruin
us, as we already had had too many
wars. 'yiat should be done now?
It will be remembered that Alsace
and Lorraine were one of the causes
of the great war. Well, if Turkey Is
partitioned, it will make new prob
lems of the same kind.
"For the sake of the whole of hu
manity, let the United States of Amer
ica continue its fight for an honest
peace. The Wllsonian principles are
based upon eternal peace for all the
Poincaire Will Remain
Active in Political Life
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Dec. 3 President Raymond
Poincare does not intend to retire
from public life on the conclusion of
his presidential term in Feb., accord
ing to an article published today in
the Journal.
"I do not believe I have come to
the age of retirement," he is quoted as
saying. "Fate has decreed that my
seven year term should coinc'.de with
the greatest disturbances of history.
I have acquired ideas which I will
place at the service of my country as
long as I keep my strength and I con
fess that I do not feel it at all ex
hausted." ,
New York Trades Unions
Call Truce for Two Years
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. A plan call
ing for a two years' truce between
building employers and unions in New
York today awaited the signatures of
officials of the 41 labor unions com
prising the building trades council.
The olan which was acreed to In
j principle at a conference yesterday
between representatives or both or
ganizations is the result of negotia
tions extending over 5 weeks and
while some changes may be made it
was generally agreed that the end of
the building war here was in sight.
Under the terms of the proposed
agreement there will be no strikes dur
ing the next two years. The wage ;
scale will range from $4.50 a day fori
electrical helpers to $16 a day for,
hoisting engineers. The average wage j
for e'xpert men will be $8 daily. A
clause in the agreement provides that
there shall be no overtime work ex
cept in emergency.
200 Minors Employed in
Richmond Industries
Three hundred and fifty birth rec
ords have been investigated in the
office of H. G. McComb, vocational
director in the public schools and di
rector of the enforcement of the feder
al minors' employment, law, in Rich
mond. As a result of his investigation
98 work permits have been granted j
children between the ages of 14 and!
16 years and 102 minors' age cer
tificates have been filed for children
between ages of 16 and 18.
Approximately 1,400 children be
tween the ages of 14 and 18 are in
school in Richmond. The entire coun
try has been scoured to find the coun
ty birth certificate of permitees. When !
birth certificates have been impossible
to locate, baptismal certificates, pass
ports, etc., have been resorted to, and j
these, too, were moDtainat'io the ap
plicant was sent to a physician for
age estimation.
(By Associated Press) j
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. Colonel I
Charles Young, retired, the only negro !
officer of the army to attain that rank, !
has been selected as military attache
to Liberia at the request of the African
republic. Some years ago Colonel
Yoing organized the military estab
lishment of Liberia. He was retired
in 1917 for physical disability, but was
recalled to active duty during the war
and detailed to train recruits. .
29 South Tenth St.
Phone 2399
J. M. Eggemeyer & Sons
Miss Celina Calve Is the young
est daughter of Mmc. Calve, widow
, -of the former minister from Costa
Bico. ' Miss Calve is very charming
and talented and a great favorite
in diplomatic circles. She is ex
necting to leave Washington short
ly to spend some months in Porto
Rico. She will be missed by th
younger set from the social gaities
. of the winter season at Washing-
ton. - 'Miss Calve is a true Latin
beauty with glossy black hair, n
clear, dark, olive complexion and
large dark eyes, all of which be
tray her as a daughter , of the
south. -
Miss Ceiina Calve-
Junior Red Cross Work
Benefits French Refugees
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 3. In devas
tated regions of northern F a i
Belgium where five million people are
attempting to eke out an exw. - e
this winter, 2,500 pieces of substantial
furniture made by children of the
Junior Red Cross of America, have
been distributed recently, the Red
Cross reported today. Thousands of
families in the war scarred district
Contentment shares time with happi
ness in homes where electricity reigns
in usefulness and economy always
Perhaps you do not know, have not
realized, how extensively electricity
in the home has taken the place of
old fashioned clumsy methods of
housekeeping. .,v4i
Then a delightful experience is in
store for you first by visiting a con
venient electric service shop or store
department and they by trying each
service for yourself.
will spend the winter in make-shift
shelters. Only a few of the towns in i
northern France have been rebuilt and j
e people outside of these have re-!
turned to make themselves a home in i
what was once a cellar or have taken j
refuge in a dugout in the old Hinden-!
burg line.
(By Associated Press)
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. English stew-
In Electric Holmes
IpggH in
The Richmond Palladium
ards aboard the giant liner Imperator
who struck because their "suatenan
fee" of $3 daily was stopped. .wf
Lack at work today. At headquarter
of the marine cooks and stewards un
ion it was said that the Cunara line
had airreed to feed the men on board
ship and to improve their living Quar
AD members are requested
to be present at the meeting
Wednesday evening, . Dec 3.
Business of importance to
each member will be dis
cussed. Elmer Hawkins, President
August Johanning, Sec
The smallest practical power motor
in the world forms the electrical por
tion of a new dental-tool holder. .
Funeral service for Bro.
William Moffit will be held
Thursday evening. Meet at
hall at 7:15.
L A. Handley, Sec'y-
. So that a watch will be as accessible
a's If worn on a wrist, an inventor ha
patented a pouch to be suspended
from a belt.
Wanted 400 live turke
J. M. Eggemeyer & Son's Bit
Hive Grocery.
J. M. Eggemeyer & Sons
Hot or cold weather loses half its dis
comforts for all the family where
electricity serves in cooking, washing,
ironing, sweeping, sewing, freezing
desserts, warming water for the bath,
toasting bread fresh at table, curling
milady's hair, and scores ox other
Just turn on the switch of your im
agination and you will find that you,
too, may enjoy these wonderful bles
sings no matter where you live. On
the whole with real savings, too.
Read about it all in the columns of
this newspaper.

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