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VOL. XLVI., No. 222
Palladium. Est. 1831. Consolidated
with Sun-Telegram, 1907.
Canadian Rockies Claim Purdue Head
Hostilities Between Rival Ter
ritories of Canton and Pe-
king Governments Bring
About Grave Possibilities.
Honor First U. S. Bishop of M. E. Church
Lloyd George Reads Denial
by King George of Publish
er's Version of Government
Irish Policy. V r - - -
Demand for Open Conference
Sessions, Fostered by
Borah, Seen as Favorable
Omen for Peace.
WASHINGTON. D. C. July 29.
The preparation of what Is known as
the "agenda" for the Washington con
, ference on limitation of armaments.
is now beginning. Strictly speaking,
the term "agenda" applies to the sub
jects, to be taken up
There is one aspect of the manner
of carrying on the conference, however
which is fully as essential to success
as any one of the subjects to be dls
cussed, or all of them put together
The aspect is the degree to which the
session shall be public
Senator Borah, who feels and has a
right to feel, a kind of fatherly guard
ianship over this conference, spent
the last six months advocating the
calling of it. For the immediate
present, he is now laying emphasis on
the demand that the sessions shall
be open, with the sunlight of public
opinion streaming through the win
dows. Secrecy Taboo
It can be said that the coming con
ference should be managed with as
much secrecy as the Paris peace con
ference was then it is doomed in ad
vance, and might as well as not be
.held at all.
The Paris peace conference lasted
. for about sir months. During that
six months there were about 12 hours
open sessions. All the rest was as
secret as anything could well be.
For the secrecy several reasons
were given. In fairness it should be
paid that some of them had merit.
So far as the American delegation
was concerned, its first impulse to
wards agreeing to secrecy came when
it became apparent that if all the ses
sions were public an interminable
amount of time would be wasted by
statesmen from large and small na
tions who wished to make long and
tiresome speeches for consumption in
their homo countries on each and
every subject that came up
Feared Disaster
Another reason for secrecy was the
fear that certain conclusions of the
conference, if made known at the
time and telegraphed back to some
of the countries concerned, would
cause so much feeling as to lead to
the overturn of existing governments
Undoubtedly this would have happen-;bin
-, rA rmciHprtn c the'
lu come vwco, a-1 0
unstable condition of the world at
that time, there was some merit in
this argument.
Essentially, however, this reason is
based on the theory of protecting
statesmen in office against their home
electorates by not permitting those
electorates to know what the states
men were doing. Tha world is more
stable now and that sort of justifica
tion does not exist in so great a de
gree. Openness to Prevail
it can be taken for granted that
America, as the initiator and host of
the coming conference, will advo
cate a greater degree of openness and
publicity than France did in the cap
acity of host for the peace conference.
France did not want an open confer
ence. The French government was
Implacably opposed to an open confer
ence, and the more Important French
newspapers, having relations of in
did not want open sessions.
The fight for open sessions. at the
Paris peace conference was made al
most wholly by the American journal
ists, and they had the thorough-going
opposition of all the more important
French journalists. v
Of course, there is no such thing as
any conference being 100 per cent
open. There was a degree of common
sense in Clemenceau's impatient ut
terances that "You can't carry on ne
gotiations in the open street".
Understandings Certain
Let the sessions be a3 open as they
may, there will always be a certain
amount of arriving at private under
standings in the cloak rooms and else
where. This is unavoidable and with
out harm. It happens in the Ameri
can house of representatives and in
the American senate, whose sessions
are as open as any such body's can be.
It will do no harm for Senator
Borah to keep his insistent demand
for openness and it will help if the
public backs him up as consistently
as it backed up his demand for the
calling of such a conference.
The disposition toward an open
conference will always be stronger
with America than with almost any
of the other nations concerned, and
any expressions of public feeling in
America which would strengthen the
pjsition of our country In arguing
with the others for open sessions will
be useful.
(Copyright 1921 by the New York
Evening Post. Inc.)
Word has been received here of the
death of Dr. August Rodakiewicz,
which occurred at his home in Lem
bere, Galicia. June 29.
Dr. Rodakiewicz. a Pole distinguish
ed for his intellect, is a son-in-law of
Mrs. Omar Hittle, formerly a resident
of this city, and now at Ocean Grove,
N. J.
Surviving Dr. Rodakiewicz are his
widow, Earla Hittle Rodakiewicz, and
one son. Hangar Rodakiewicz, a jun
ior at Harvard university.
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Dr. W. E. Stone and scene near spot
where he lost his life.
In Dr. W. E. Stone, until his death
a few days ago president of Purdue
university, at Lafayette, Ind., the Can
adian Rockies have claimed a dis
tinguished victim. Mrs. Stone, who
witnessed the tragic death of her hus
band, is recovering from hunger and
Many Tariff Changes Expected
During Bill's Stay in Senate
Authorities Disagree on Amount of Revenue Expected
Senate Will Proceed with
Still To Be Remedied
WASHINGTON, July 29. An in
timation is given that when the senate
gets through with the tariff bill the
house will experience some difficulty
in recognizing It.
When the senate acts on the mea
sure there will be a considerable
changing of rates, some raised and
some lowered, it is said, together with
a revision of certain provisions to
'perfect" the bill.
There are many senators, it is said,
who believe the tariff bill as it was
passed by the house does not adequate
ly conform to the requirements of the
government and the best interests of
the people.
The revenue features of the tariff
are of g,.ea jmportance. A mint-
mum of $4,000,000,000 a year must be
raised to meet the expenses of the
government for several years to come
and administration leaders believe the
tariff should be made to contribute as
liberally toward the total as is
Estimates of the annual yield from
the bill in the form in which it passed
(By Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 29. Agree
ment has been reached today by house
and senate conferees on the hospital
section of the Sweet bill for consolida
tion of government agencies dealing
with, former service men.
Under a compromise the proposed
veterans' bureau will have authority
to contract for the use of private, mu
nicipal or state hospitals for a period
of five years or less. As passed by
the house, the bill would have per
mitted leasing of hospitals for a 10
year period. A senate amendment cut
the maximum to one year.
While the conferees are. still dead
locked on half a dozen provisions of
the bill. Representative Sweet is hope
ful that an agreement will be reached
on all points at issue, and that the
bill will be sent to the president be
fore congress recesses.
(By Associated Press)
BERLIN, July 29. General Peyton
C. March, former chief of staff of the
United States army, has arrived in
Daily Interview
Every day a reporter will Interview
nernon, pleked at random, on
what he rnard an the moat Im
portant action to brtnsr bark pros
perity to the whole eountry.
"Labor employment is the most im
portant measure for restoring pros
perity to the country," said Verne
Pentecost, labor director of the
Chamber of Commerce, Friday.
"For better business," said Pente
cost, the consumers must buy of the
retailers but they can not buy unless
they have employment. Everything
depends on the consumer ultimately.
If he buys, the retailers can order
from the wholesaler, manufacturers
can operate their plants, and pros
perity will return.
"At present, however, many labor
ers are out of work and unable to buy
even necessities. If they were able
to get work, they would begin buying
again, and to get them work is a
result we hope to accomplish with the
employment bureau.
"So long as there is work, we have
good times. Even during the high
prices, labor was still getting good
wages and spent therm so that there
was no hardshin. and business con
tinued. But no., ven with low prices
if there is no employment, the con
sumer can not take advantage of
them, They can not spend any money
if they are out of work."
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Caution Some Evils
Despite Measure.
the house vary greatly, running from
$250,000,000 to $600,000,000.
While it is exceedingly difficult to
under existing business conditions the
ranire of relation r ti what th
range of speculation as to what the
customs yield would be is regarded by
the senate as entirely too wide for the
purposes of the treasury.
,Jt is- stated that before the bill is
passed by the senate every effort will
(Continued on Page Fourteen) "
Heavy rainfall, accompanied by a
high wind in some sections, prevailed
in parts of Wayne county, and Darke
and Preble, counties, Thursday after-
nftnn -whilo In manv nlaopn liberal
showers "fell again Friday morning.
Near Bethel tnere are reports oi se
vere damage from the wind, while a
barn was struck by lightning and
burned west of Chester. Benefits
from the rain were large in many
drought stricken communities.
"Everybody is happy here," said
Ollie Thomas, grocer, of Fountain
City. "We had a good rain, over two
inches since yesterday noon, and it
has made everybody feel good."
There was a heavy rain Thursday
afternoon, according to Mr: Thomas,
and again, beginning at three o'clock
in the morning, a liberal shower fell
Wind Damages Corn
At Bethel, estimates of rainfall
varied, but all agreed that the amount
was very large, probably over two
inches. There was damage from the
wind here, however, C. E. Anderson
estimating that 50 per cent of the corn
had been blown down. Mr. Anderson
says that the rain was so heavy as to
amount to a regular flood. j
Some corn was blown down south of ;
Whitewater, but much of it is expect
ed to recover. Rainfall was not so
heavy south of Whitewater and around
Chester but more was reported from
Whitewater and points north.
Lynn ha donly a light shower, but
rain fell very heavily at Arba.
A good rain both Thursday after
noon and Friday morning was report
ed from "Hollansburg, with some wind
which blew corn down.the wind dam
age was not very severe here however.
Rain fell steadily for three hours
Thursday afternoon.
Williamsburg is Slighted.
Williamsburg did not get so much
of the Thursday rain, the rainfall
amounting to less' than an inch.
Centerville had a rain "enough to
wet the ground well," but no cloud
burst.1 The rain was well appreciated
on account of the extraordinary dry
weather from which that community
has been. suffering probably more than
any other community in this region.
The rainfall was comparatively
light in Boston township, more thaniBOlve itself into one of watchful
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enough to lay the dust according to
farmers in that neighborhood, but
still not as much as they would like
to see.
William Bonghner, Old
Pershing Resident, Dies
PERSHING, Ind.. July 29 William
Boughner, retired farmer and a resi
dent of Pershing all his life, died at
his home here late Thursday. He is
survived by the widow and two chil
dren, Mrs. Harry Sourbeer and Mr.
Charles Boughner, both of Pershing.
Funeral services will be held Sat
urday afternoon at the home, at 2:30
o'clock. Rev. F. C. McCormick will
officiate. Burial will be in the Luth
eran cemetery.
(By Associated Press
PEKING, July 29. Fear of a gen
eral uprising along the Yangate-Kiang
river is felt here as a result of hos
tilities between the provinces of Hu
nan and Hupeh, the former under con
trol of the Canton, or Southern Chin
ese government and the latter under
Jurisdiction of the Peking, or duly con
stituted Chinese government. ' j
Troops from Hunan have invaded
Hupsh with the evident intention of
ousting Wang Chan-Yuen, inspecting
commissioner of the two provinces,
whose authority, however is not rec
ognized by Hunan.
Wang Chan-Yuen is one of the three
"war Lords" who met recently at
Tien-Tain to impose their will upon the
Peking government, causing a reor
ganization of the cabinet.
Troops Dispatched.
The invasion aDDeara to be directed
by Chno Peng-Tia, governor of Hu
nan, for an alleged violation by Hupeh
of the inter-provincial peace agree
ment. General Pu Pei-Fu, commander
of the government troops in Hunan
and idol of the horses has been order
ed to lead, the advance on Hupeh.
while Gen. Chang Tsao-Lin, governor
of Manchuria, is dispatching troops
from Mukien to aid the northern
Dispatches from Canton, seat of the
southern government, would seem to
indicate that the invasion is prompted
by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, head of that gov
ernment and is in line with his plan
to accomplish coajition of the Yang-ste-Kiang
and southwestern provinces
against Peking.
CANTON, July 29. The constitu-
L"0"8 v"nent hef b issued
lnstl?cti??8 to the Provinces of Hun
an, bee-Chuen. Kwan-Tune-. Yunnan
and Ewai-Chow to co-operate in efforts
seeKing to abolish the military domin
ation of the Yangste-Kiang river ter
ritory by forces operating under the
Peking government.
Troops from Hunan and Sze-Shuan
provinces are advancing on Hupeh for
me purpose or eliminating Wong Chan
Tuen, inspecting commissioner of th.
two provinces, who holds office by vir
tue oi me norinern or Peking govern
ment, dui wno is not recognized by
Hunan. .
In addition to these troons th ran.
ton government is dispatching forced
from three other directions with rr
Sun Yat-Sen, head of the Canton gov-.
eminent reporting to be personally
leading one division.
Unconfirmed reports reaching hre
say that Chang-Sha in Hunan province
was looted during an outhrair at.
Ygoor oiln1 Fenri-
(By Associated Press"
CHICAGO, July 29 Governor Lin
Small was expected back in Chicago
today after spending the night at his
home at Kankakee, 111., and apparent
ly returns with a decision to leave
his case growing out of his indictment
by a Sagamon county grand jury for
ine auegea emDezziement of state
tunas wmie he was state treasurer
in the hands of his attorneys while
he resumes the executive business of
tne state.
"I don't propose to be annoved fur.
tner in serving the people," Governor J
Small said prior to leaving for hisj
home last night after an all day con
ference with attorneys here. Others1
are trying to keep me from looking
after the affairs of the people but I
intend to go ahead and do my duty."
No More Interference
"I am going to stick to business as
closely as possible and I will not tol
erate any further interference. I be
lieve I have wasted too much time al
ready on them."
It was understood today that the
Governor probably would not be back
in Springfield for several days. He
comes here today to attend a confer
ence of Lake county delegations de
siring improved roads.
It also was understood that Gov
ernor Small probably would spend the
remainder of this week and the early
part of next week inspecting roads.
If this plan i3 followed and Sheriff
Henry Mester of Sangamon county
pursues his policy of refusing to serve
warrants on the governor outside San
gamon county, the situation will re
waiting un uuiu tiuro mini me gov
ernor goes back to the state capital.
Packer Regulation Bill
Agreement is Reached
fBy Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, July 29. Agree
ment has been reached by conferees
on the packer regulation bill, which
was passed by the senate several
weeks ago and since has been in con
ference for compromise of difficulties.
The senate conferees were said to
have receded from their amendment
to compel uniform bookkeeping by the
packers but other details of the agree
ment were not disclosed.
Iff 0 J
Statue of Francis Asbury and Henry
who made It.
Henry Augustus Lukeman's statue of Francis Asbury, first American
bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church, will be placed at 16th street and
Mt Pleasant avenue in Washington, D. C. President Harding will unveil
the statue early in the winter. Funds to pay for the statue were raised by
both the north and the south conferences of the Methodist Episcopal church.
(By Associated Press)
CHARLESTON. W. Va., July 29.
One hundred members of the United
Mine Workers of America, from the
Cabin Creek and Paint Creek fields
will start .for Mingo county today, ac
cording to C. F. Kenney, president of
district 17. Mother Jones, labor or
ganizer, is expected to arrive hero
tonight, Kenney said, and also will
leave for the Mingo fields immedi
ately Decision to send the union men into
the district which Is under martial law
was made, the miners' president said,
after C. H. Workman, an organizer,
was reported arrested in Mingo re
cently. Kenney claimed that Work
man had permission from the state
authorities to return to the fields to
wind up personal business.
" Kenney stated that if the organizers
were arrested, he would send more
men into the district until every jail
was filled, and if they were not ar
rested he said he would prove that
organizers "can go into a strike zone
and conduct themselves in an orderly
(Bv Associated Press)
PARIS. July 29 Great Britain's re
ply to the latest French note on the
upper Silesian question, in which di
vergencies still exist between the two
nations as to the procedure to be
adopted in dealing with the problem,
notably as to the sending of reinforce
ments to the area was delivered at the
foreign office this morning by Lord
Hardinge, British ambassador. An
hour's conversation between Lord
Hardinge and Premier Briand ensued.
after which the premier joined his
colleagues in the cabinet meeting in
progress at the palace of the Elysee.
It was announced after the cabinet
adjourned that Premier Briand had
arrived too late to go into the Silesian
question at this session, and that the
cabinet would meet again at 3:30
o'clock to consider the British reply.
Follows Conference
The dispatch of the British note!
followed two conferences by the
Lloyd George cabinet Thursday on
the upper Silesian situation.
It was said afterwards that no
change in the British policy was to
be expected, and that Great Britain
hoped the French would not send
troops to Upper Silesia until the
supreme council had considered the
It was understood the note was con
ciliatory in tone and that it urged ad
hesion by France to the principle that
whatever was done in Silesia should
be done jointly by the allies.
GREENSBURG. Ind., July 29
Three persons were killed almost In
stantly and a. fourth died later as the
result of an accident yesterday after
noon when a Big Four passenger train
due here at 4:55 o'clock, struck an
automobile in which they were rid
ing at McCoy's Station, five miles east
of here. The dead are James Ander
son, age 49; his wife, Mary Anderson,
age 30; an infant son, age six months,
and George, another son, age two.
The second child died at a local hotel
where It was brought for medical
The Anderson family lived near
Richland, Kusn county, and was re
turning from a picnic of the Richland
Sunday school at Hillsdale park, sev
en miles east of here. As they reached
the crossing they were caught in a
heavy rain and sought shelter near a
section house, resuming their journey
after a fifteen-minute delay. The
driver, whose view was obstructed by
empty cars, drove directly in the
path of the approaching train despite
efforts of men working nearby to warn
him of danger.
Augustus Lukeman, famous sculptor
(By Associated Press)
LONDON. July 29 Hearty approval
is expressed by several London news
papers this morning over the Japan
ese government's decision to accept
President Harding's invitation to dis
cuss limitation of armaments and thi
Far Eastern question
The Times, in a lengthy editorial'
says: "Japan's best friends knew that
she would accept the invitation but
the fact that her acceptance now is
actually on record, is a relief to all
who realize the magnitude of th?
issues with which the conference will
be confronted."
- Speaking of the constant temptation
"politicians with narrow motives" wM
find to drag subsidiary questions be
fore the conference, "in order to mako
capital for themselves," the Times
says every precaution must be taken
to guard against such proceedings in
"From this viewpoint Japan's de
sire to limit the scope of the agenda
is to be approved," the newspaper
Hope Greater Friendship
The writer also is convinced that
Japan in making restrictions as to
what shall be discussed at the confer
ence is not acting merely from a de
sire to safeguard her present interests
in the Pacific, but also under a strong
impulse to reduce the burden of naval
The editorial concluded with tha
hope that "friendship, tried and prov
ed in alliance may be broadened an l
deepened in a greater union than will
be a sure bulwark for peace."
The Daily Telegraph says that an
agreement between America, Great
Britain and Japan that such a confer
ference is desirable, "is the best news
which has gladdened the world since
the guns ceased faring in Europe "
and it looks sas tshosugh before long
we shall not need to contemplate with
misgivings activities in the shipyards
of the United States and Japan."
Cost Weighs Heavily
The Daily Mail says, "If the con
ference succeeds in limiting the great
naval program now in progress," li
will render a great service to all con
cerned, not the least of which will be
to the Japanese people, on whom the
enormous cost of armaments is begin
ning to weigh heavily.
$1,500,000,000 LESS
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, July 29. Exports
to Europe fell off nearly $1,500,000,000
while those to South America increas
ed more than $30,000,000 during the
fiscal year ending June 30 last com
pared , with the previous year, com
merce department figures disclosed to
day. In June there was a sharp de
cline in both directions compared to
the same month a year ago.
Weather Forecast
Partly cloudy with conditions favor
able for showers and thunder storms.
Unsettled weather will continue for
the next 36 hours, with local rains but
fair at intervals. '
For Indiana by the United States
Weather Bureau Unsettled weather
tonight and Saturday; probably local
showers and thunder storms;
change in temperature.
Temperatures For Yesterday.
Maximum , 94
Minimum 71
Noon 81
Weather conditions The trough
shaped storm which extends from On
tario, Canada, southwestward to Tex
as, caused local rains over Wayne and
adjacent counties last night and this
morning. Unsettled wether will con
tinue over the central states due to a
low barometric pressure. Muncie,
Newcastle, Connersville, Richmond
and Eaton had heavy showers early
this morning, but only a light shower
at Portland. The drought continues
severe over Jay county and a few
other places in Indiana.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, July 29. Premier Lloyd
George in the House of Commons to
day read a statement authorized by
King George declaring words attribut
ed to the king concerning the govern
ment Irish policy in a reported inter
view in the United States by Lord
Northcliffe who controls the London
Times are a complete fabrication.
WASHINGTON, July 29 Lord
Northcliffe made public today the
following cablegram sent to Lord
Stamfordham, private secretary to
King George:
"Please convey to his Majesty my
denial of ever having ascribed to his
Majesty the word or words as stated
by the prime minister. I gave ne
such Interview."
WASHINGTON, July " 29. Because
"for reasons of which he is not
aware" an invitation to stop at the
British embassy while in Washington
has been withdrawn. Lord Northcliffe,
the British publisher, now visiting the
United States, was listed among the
guests at a local hotel today. -
Disclosure that embassy hospitali
ties previously tendered had been bar.
red to the British publisher was made
in a statement issued by him after his
arrival in Washington yesterday and
on being approached as to rumors that
invitations to stop at the embassy and
attend a dinner there last night had
been withdrawn on instructions from
Northcliffe Views.
That Lord Northcliffe views the In
cident as an outgrowth of recent edi
torial attacks on Premier Lloyd George
and Lord Curzon, the British foreign
secretary in the London Times, the
leading Northcliffe paper, opposing
the suggestion that those officials
represent Great Britain at the Wash,
ington disarmament conference, :. is
left in little doubt by the publisher's
"Knowing the methods In India of
Lord Curzon," the statement declared.
"Lord Northcliffe is pretty certain
that Lord Curson has adopted those
methods here." The editorial attacks
were followed by the British foreign
office shutting down on the privileged
news rights enjoyed there by the
Times for years. '
Claims Embargo.
"In India while Viceroy." Lord
Northcliffe's statement continued,
"Lord Curzon cut off the news supply
of newspapers that criticized him and
placed a social embargo on their writ
ers. On the present occasion Lord
Northcliffe says Lord Curzon is not
dealing with Indian natives or the
owners of small Indian newspapers."
Beyond the statement that the re
ported circumstances of the withdraw
al of the invitation were "in accurate."
the embassy had nothing to say about
it. Lord Northcliffe added in his state
men that he was "consoled concerning
the cancelled embassy dinner" by the
fact that he will meet at a private
dinner to be given him tonight, "all
the people who were originally invited
to the embassy dinner."
fBy Associated Pretal '
WASHINGTON, July 29. It was In
dicated today that the United States
would reject any suggestions for sep
arate parleys with any powers invited
to participate In the conference on lim
itation of armament and discussion
of far eastern questions. There was
an intimation that at least one of
the nations concerned had suggested
the advisability of such a partial con
ference. ' -
DOVER, O July 29. Two boys and
a woman are dead and the father of
one of the boys is in a critical condi
tion as the result of coming in con
tact with an electric power wire in
Strasburg, near here. The victims of
the accident were found early today
in an alley.
When Donald Heitzman, age 10, and
his cousin, Harold Horn, age nine, of
New Philadelphia, did not return from
play last night, Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Heitzman, parents of Donald, started
a search for them. They found the
children dead in an alley. The boys
had touched a live wire. Mr. and Mrs.
Heitzman ran to pick up the bodies
with tho t-oq.iH that Mrs. Heitzman.
no!age 34, was killed instantly and Mr.
Heitzman burned seriously.
Hardings Leave Capital r:
Today for Plymouth
(By Associated Press) ':
WASHINGTON, July 29. President
and Mrs. Harding will leave Washing
ton late today on the yacht Mayflower
for Plymouth, Mass., where the presi
dent is to spend Monday at the Pil
grims' Tercentenary celebration.
On Monday night ' the Mayflower
will proceed north to Portland, Me,
from which point the president und his
party will motor to Lancaster. New
Hampshire, to : spend - most of next
week at the home of Secretary Weeks
In the White Mountains. r -

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