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H idLU! AJTD SrJT-TKLBGRAM VOL. XCIL, No. 310 Palladium, Kst 1831. Consolidated With Sun-Telegram, 1907. RICHMOND, IND., FRIDAY EVENING, DEC. 29," 1922. SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS mem 0 I) m it NEW ARRESTS WILL BE MADE IN LOUISIANA Fund is Being Raised to Aid McKoin BULLETIN BATON ROUGE. La., Dec. 29. Special Deputy Sheriff Calhoun, of Morehouse, will leave here this alter noon for Baltimore with the requisi tion papers for the return of Dr. B M. McKoin, charged with murder in connection with the Morehouse kid napping. MONROE, La.. Dec. 29. Sheriff Fred Carpenter, of Morehouse parish, today declared there will be more ar rests in the Morehouse kidnapping in vestigation upon the return' of the federal investigators' who were in New Orleans yesterday attending a conference with state officials.' "I have no official word of any kind," said the sheriff, "but I know that there are to be arrests upon the return to Morehouse of federal inves tigators. 1 have no warrants as yet, but these are to be placed in my hands within the next few days. have no reliable information relative to the alleged confession of two per sons involving 45 citizens." Sheriff Carpenter said that while 45 citizens might be involved in the plot, he did npt believe that any were act ual participants in tho kidnapping an 1 deaths of Watt Daniels and Thomas Richards. Raise Fund for Mayor "I have talked with the surviving members of the Mer Rouge party who were kidnapped, ho said, ana a:i Faid there were no more than 18 or 2') in the masked band. " Friends of Dr. B. M. McKoin con tinued today to offer their assistanca to the former. Mer Rouge mayor. It was stated plans are under way ti raise $100,000 to aid him. Friends of the physician expressed the opinioi that Gov. Ritchie, of Maryland, will not honor requisition papers. Mean while efforts are going forward in fivo or six parishes at this end of the state, to raise a great fu'd to defend not only McKoin, but possibly other de fendants BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 29. Fur ther action in the case of Dr. B. M. McKoin, arrested here Tuesday for the murder of Watt Daniels and Thomas Richards, after they were alleged to have been kidnapped last August by a white-robed mob at Mer Rouge, La., is not expected until next Tuesday. At that time it is believed Governor Albert Rtchie of this state will act on the .requisition for Dr. McKoin, preferred by Louisiana au thorities. Dr. McKoin, a. former mayor of Mer Rouge, was charged with the murder of Daniels and Richards,' Wednesday on an affidavit of the sheriff of More house parish. ' The mutilated bodies of the two men were discovered in Lake LaFourche after the lake had been dynamited by unidentified per sons. Deputy Leaves. A telegram received from Attorney General Coco of Louisiana last night, stated that special deputy sheriff, L. E. Calhoun would leave Baton Rouge for Baltimore, early today, with the affidavit and extradition papers. He is not expected to arrive until late to morrow. Sunday and New .Year's day being holidays, it is not expected an effort will' be made to obtain Governor Ritchie's signature until Tuesday. It was stated by former United States District Attorney Robert R. Car man, counsel for Dr. McKoin, that should Governor Ritchie act unfavor ably toward the doctor, an attempt will be made to obtain a xeaerai. writ, ui habeas corpus in the United States circuit court of appeals. Dr. McKoin was refused release on bail yesterday alter hearing on the writ of habeas corpus obtained in city court Wednes day. Requests Delay Trior to yesterday's hearing, Gov ernor Parker of Louisiana telegraphed State's Attorney Leach of this city, asking him to delay proceedings pend ing the arrival of tho sheriff who "is leaving immediately" with extradition ' papers.' The governor's telegram was lead in court. After arguments were hoard, the court remanded Dr. McKoin to the police "without projudice." It is believed the message influenced the court's decision. The tactics of the Louisian authori ties were bitterly denounced by At torney Carman last night when he heard that the- papers had not been dispatched to Baltimore. "A gross fraud was practiced on tuy client," he declared. "The Louisi ana authorities gave the Maryland authorities to understand that the theriff was on his way with the prop er papers for extradition. They knew that th's was false, but the Maryland officials could not know it. The rep resentation had a. material bearing, I (Please Turn to Page Twelve) HEAVY STORM SWEEPS OVER NORTHERN OHIO CLEVELAND. Dec. 29. Cleveland snd northern Ohio towns were busy today repairing damage done by wind, s-ipet and t?now. Efforts were mostly directed toward re-establishing transportation sched ules and renewing telephone and tele graph communication. Hundreds of poles and thousands of wires were down, and crews worked throughout Thursday night and early this morning disentangling the wires r.nd rigging emergency lines. The Fnow and sleet, carried by a 40-milc gale, swept the city, tied up street car traffic, hindered industry and played havoc, generally. Other northern Ohio points suffered h avy lo.'3?s. Christmas Mail This Year Breaks Previous Records Appreciation to postoffice employes for the splendid way in which they handled the heaviest Christmas mail on record at the Richmond postoffice has been voiced by Postmaster Ray H. Weisbrod. Precedence was given parcels in the delivery of mail during the week preceding Christmas and on Christ mas day. This was done because par cels meant Christmas presents, some of which were perishable. With only a few new employes to aid in the distribution of mail, the local postoffice cancelling machine shows that more than 210,000 pieces of first-class mail went through the machine in the week preceding Christ mas. In addition to this total, an everage of 6,000 pieces of first-class (Please Turn to Page Fourteen) JAMES PAGE TRIAL GOES TO NEXT TERM; FRAME-UP ALLEGED James F. Pace, local attorney an3 Democratic candidate for proeecutor at the November election, who was arrested on the night, of Sept, 29, on a charge of violation of the liquor law, was not tried in Wayne circuit court Friday because of the illness of Prose cutor Paul Beckett. The case was extended over to the January term of court but no assign ment of the date of trial was made by the court. The extra petit jurv which had been panelled for the hearing was dismissel with no definite instructions as to when the next trial will be held. The case was tried in Wavne circuit court on Oct. 13 but the jury disagreed. Considerable interest has been arous- ed by the Pace case, on account of tho charges which have 'been made that the arrest was a part of a plan of the Ku Klux Klan to get Pace out of the way. Charges Frame-Up Pace has claimed ever since the ai1 rest was made that the bottle of liquor was placed on him by a member of the Klan, and that the Klan had the police near at hand where they could be called to find the liquor on Pace. The claims of Pace were substantiat ed by members of the Klan who at var ious times have stated that it was a fiame-up on him, and that the commit tee which passes on the expenditures of the Klan voted 57.50 with which to buy the liquor. As the present term of Prosecutor Beckett ends on Dec. SI, if the case comes up again, it will have to be brought pp . by Frank Strayer who takes office Jan. 1. CLYDE B. REYNOLDS HURT IN ACCIDENT; AUTO IS DAMAGED Al though" blinded by the lights of another automobile coming down Sycamore hill, east of the city, Thurs day night at 9 o'clock, Clyde B. Rey? nolds, of Hagerstown, escaped serious i n T 11 Mr 1 - Thn H pAirn V J a i-v if in or rnv so near the edge of the road that it skidded on the grass and turned com pletely over into the ditch. Mr. Rey nolds was coming up the hill and wras keeping over to the right side of the road as far as possible, but the lights of the' machine coming down the hill, turned on full "force, caused him to misjudge how close he was to the edge of the road. . , The automobile was damaged con siderably, the top being completely de molished, the left rear wheel being broken away from the hub and fend ers being bent beyond repair. Mr. Reynolds sustained injury to his back and neck. Mr. Reynolds', companion freed his head from the demolished top, 'which had fallen across his neck and pin ioned him there,' helpless. The com panion was not injured in. the acci dent. ; . . CHILD LABOR LAW HEARINGS JANUARY 10 (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. The sen ate judiciary nub-committee will begin hearings January 10 on proposed con stitutional amendments to authorize congress to regulate child labor, it was announced today. The sub-committee, it was said, will hear repre sentatives cf organizations and others interested in the extension of federal jurisdiction to prescribe the ages at which children may be employed in industries and the sanitary conditions under which they may work. Membersof the sub-cammittee which is composed of Senators Shortridge, Republican, California; Colt, Repub lican. Rhode Island, and Walsh Demo crat, Montan ,said today that the hear ings would be expedited as much as possible in an effort to obtain legis lation at the present session of con gress for submitting a constitutional amendment to the states. Steamer Courtoise, Reported To Be Needing Assistance BOSTON, Dec. 29. The steam-r Courtoise, siving her location as lati aude 39.25 N, and longitude 73.33 W. believed to be south of Fire Island, was reported listing badly to starboard and needing immediate assistance, ac cording to wireless messages received here today. Wisconsin Man Appointed Commerce Commission Head WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 Balthasar II. Mever, of Wisconsin, was today aDnointed chairman of the I. C. C. for the coming year. Meyer succeeds Charles C. McChord. v.ho served this vear. Meyer previously served a term as chairman, in 191C. PEACE PARLEY AT LAUSANNE NEAR RUPTURE Conference Deadlock Unbroken (By Associated Press) LAUSANNE, Dec. 29. The dead lock in the near east conference with differences over capitalization and oil territory threatening a possible rup ture, continued unbroken today, pend ing the arrival of fresh instructions to the Turkish delegation from An gora. The entire situation has been sub mitted by telegraph to the Angora authorities while Hassan Bey declared Ottoman plenipotentiaries who left recently for Angora to outline thr status of the negotiations to Musta pha Kemal Pasha and the grand na tional assemblies, are due to arrive at the Nationalist capital today The allies meanwhile are preparing a rough draft of the peace treaty, which will contain the allied concep tion of the various clauses, and spe ify also the countervlews of the Turks on the disputed questions. The report that the British Mediterranean fleet had been ordered to return to Cons tantinople has stirred Lausanne, and has served to emphasize the delicacy of the situation. The impression now seems to exist among allies, that the deadlock will drag on until the Turks see how the reparations conference of the premiers at Paris turns out. t Block Concessions The Angora government moved to block any concessions on the part of! Ismet Pasha, even in the face of this veiled threat of force. The Kemalists took away the Turk delegates' mand ate and required that any decisions reached at Lausanne be referred to Angora for ratification. The conference having become a struggle between British and Turks to shift the blame upon each other, for the break now regarded as inevitable, the former have won the backing of all other delegations except the Rus sians. The United States supported the al lied demand for judicial guarantees; France, Japan and Italy stood with Great Britain in the matter of cpitula-tions.- Turkey is now believed to he jockey ing for a position from which it can be made to appear that British reti cence to give up the rich Mosul oil fields is the real cause of the break down of the Lausanne parley. LONDON, Dec. 29 The hasty re turn of the British fleet , to Constan tinople from Malta attracts wide at tention here. Nothins is forthcoming from official sources to explain the but the obvious . assumption I move. that it is connected with the uncom promising attitude of the Turks at Lausanne is everywhere auoptea. There are still many foreigners in Constantinople and the dispatch of the warships is regarded as a neces sary precaution in view of the pos sible attitude of the Turks in that city in the event that there is a break- down m the Lausanne negotiations. WILL HAYS DENOUNCES CLASS WARFARE AND RELIGIOUS PREJUDICE (By Associated Press) KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 29. The spirit of America must not tolerate an arraying of class against class, sec tional animosity or deligious prejudice, Will II. Hays, director general of the motion picture industry, declared at a banquet of the Phi Delta Theta fra ternity convention here last night. "Guard against this as you would guard against a pestt?ence," he admon ished. "The country has no greater enemy than one who would thus divide the country against itself Mere agi tation and mere motion are not prog ress. The vicious circle is not t.h3 straightcst distance between honest effort and highest reward, itemem ber that one man is better than an other only when he behaves himself better. "Give every well-behaved man his equality, and require from him his full share of accountability." Charles MacAuley of Detroit, Mich , was elected president of the fraternity. Other officers elected included John .1. Tigert, Washington, D C, secretary; Thomas A. Davis. Goshen, Ind., re porter, and Robert E. Haas, Allentown Pa., historian iui. iwjs nweiim i " -""'. the Women's City . Club that Roscoo "Fatty" Arbuckle probably would not appear soon in any motion picture, bu would be given an opportunity to di rect film productions. $105,000,000 RAIL MERGER IS COMPLETED (By United Press! CHICAGO, Dec. 29 Details of the $105,000,000 merger of five railroads, to be known as the New York, Chi cago and St. Louis, have been com pleted, it was announced today. The railroads which will make up the combine are the New York, Chi cago and St. Louis: the Lake Erie and Western; the Fort Wayne, Cin cinnati and Louisville; the Toledo, St. Louis and Western, and the Chicago and State Line. Formal ratification of the merger! will be voted at meetings of the stock holders of the various roads to be i held between March 12 and 16. ! Otis P. Van Sweringen, of Cleve- j land, will be chairman of the board j of directors, and J. J. Bernet, Cleve- j land, president. ' The five railroads were controlled j by Van Sweringen and his brother, j Mrs. James J. Davis and the 'ft te&?$&Sn& " hi w . : N--. ; ; 3 .1 i; : v -i-A i v 7 . . - r4 L , , J Little Jean Allys Davis, the wine-months-old daughter of the secretary of labor, is the only infant in the cabinet set in Washington, which distinction doesn't seem to impress her at all, judging by the fuss she is making when neia Derore the camera by her mother. New York Digs Itself ; Storm Take Toll of Hundreds Hurt By Associated Press) NEW YORK, Dec. 29. Thousands of volunteer snow handlers were called to the shovels today to help dig New York City out of its first big storm of the season a blizzard of snow and sleet which, starting yesterday under moderate temperatures, became over night an icy gale, which threatened to paralyze all transportation.' The storm took'its toll of hundreds of injured. From early last evening until daybreak hospital ambulances were bringing in pedestrians with broken arms, fractured legs or cracked skulls, who had fallen victims to the treachery of ice covered streets. Most hospitals -Were crowded to capacity, aner-the profclem of scaring for new ar rivals became increasingly grave as the list of injured mounted. At least two persons are reported to have been killed in falls on the city's thoroughfares High Wind Velocity The wind reached high velocity. Combined with the unaccustomed bur den of snow, it worked havoc with above ground power and telephone unes, stret car transmission cables. roofs of buildings and large trees. Lives of pedestrians in some sections were endangered by falling signs, tum bling chimneys and smokestacks. Thousands of dollars of damage were believed to . have been sustained on Long and Staten Islands, where numer ous small craft were washed ashore. Along the waterfront the toll of dam aged buildings was reported heavy. City authorities were out bright and early today, in a personal canvass of Bowery "soup kitchens," "flop houses ' and "breadlines" recruiting snow shovelers with .which to augment the force of 24,000. advertised for last night. , . ; ' Throughout the storm, some 6,000 men armed witB. shovels, labored with the city's snow removing engines, but the mechanical plows were unable to Weather Forecast FOR RICHMOND AND VICINITY By W. E. MOORE Partly cloudy tonight. Saturday un settled and warmer followed by rain. . A great storm center which covers the northwest will cause unsettled weather by Saturday with rains prob ably before, Sunday. Temperatures will be above the freezing point most of Saturday and probably Sunday. Cold weather is indicated for about the first of the week. Temperatures Taken Yesterday at Pumping Station Maximum ......II, Minimum Z-j . ' 00 rA.nUV-' ' ' ' 'uL' " l '? now ve ut-.ru s"V tuiibt, Willi uiMvy i elms iiuui riunuu, . v. . , i r t , i i snows over New England and rain, sleet and snow over the states bor-; dering the Great Lakes, excepting Illinois and Wisconsin. Portland, Maine reports one foot of snow and still snowing. The temperatures aiv moderately low over the central states but are rapidly rising over the plain states and falling in the far northwest. 66 degrees was reported at Colorado. Thursday and 50 to 58 de grees over Montana. The north west ern storm now has two centers caus ing rains over the north Pacific coast and rain and snow over the Rocky Mountain states. For Indiana by the United States Weather Bureau: Cloudy and warmer tonight, piobably followed by rain i Saturday aRernoon or night; warmer i east and south portions. Paid Circulation Yesterday, was 12,211 Only Baby in the Cabinet Out of Snow; do more than keep the thoroughfares passable. Street and elevated lines were partially incapacitated, despite the brave efforts of the night crew to keep the tracks clear. The sleet encrusted the tracks bo thickly that part of an elevated train left the rails. The slow speed at which it was crawling through the blinding storm is believed to have saved its several hundred passengers from a serious accident. Railroads -were asked . to concen trate on. maintaining unimpared ser vice in order that the city, with barely 48 hours reserve supply of coal on hand at harbor terminals, might not ' (Please Turn to Page Twelve) WISCONSIN FARMER WILL BE ARRESTED FOR MAILING BOMB CBy Associated Pr?ss) MARSHFIELD. Wis., Dec. 29. Postal employees and state officials expected to arrest a farmer on a mur der charge in connection with the death of Mrs. James R. Chapman, who with her husband, a member of the county board of ' supervisors and a drainage commissioner opened a package containing a bomb Wednes day afternoon. Mrs. Chapman's left hand was torn off.' ' ' According to authorities, the man who will be arrested is a land owner in the district in which Mr. Chapman was drainage commissioner. He is known to have had trouble with Chap man ov er . the latter's - . activities in having ' adopted ' an improvement pro ject. '.;' " . It'.first was believed that the bomb was ' sent- by some one' angered by Chapman's work on the board in vot ing funds to cpnibat moonshiners. ' The - parcel ' containing the bomb was delivered; at' the Chapman farm, five miles smith-of here, -Wednesday a f ternoon by " the" rural " mail carrier. It had the aprearance of a Christmas package and Mr. Chapman arid his wife hastened to open it. -Mr. Chap man, had cut the strings and almost unwrapped the package when it ex ploded. ' ' ' " ' ' " Mr. Chapman is 69 years old and his wife was 64. Funeral services for Mrs. Chapman will be held this after noon. STEVENS POINT. Wis.. Dec. 29. oifThe second attack on public officials . . i . i , i' .11 1 . , , . , , , . . . sending of a bomb to a prominent county official in Marshfield occurred yesterday when unknown assailants rotnrninsr from a o,rl . nf n.m raid Nj nPar here. ' None, of the officers was . nit SHOOTS COUSIN, SELF IN CHICAGO CROWD ' i Hy United Press CHICAGO, Dec. .23. Joseph Lang, Hillsboro,' N. D., died today from wounds, self-inflicted, after shooting his cousin, Mrs. H. B. Merrill, white they were speeding through down town streets in a taxicab Police said Lang met Mrs. Merrill in Hillsboro and followed her to Chi cago, where she livtl, with her hus band, a physician. The couple, driving down the boule vard in a taxi, began- quarreling -and Mrs. Merrill jumped from the machine, trying to reach the protection of two policemen. Lang opened fire pnd seriously in jured her and then wounded himself. Mrs. Merrill is the wife of a physician "Lang asked to take my wife to a show . last night," Dr. Merrill said. "He was a frequent visitor . at our home. ' I know of no reason for the shooting." " Suspension of Car Service is Caused by Busy Muskrats (By Associated Press) RUSHVILLE, Ind., Dec. 29. Musk- rats early today caused the Indianap olis and Cincinnati Traction company to suspend its services to more than a score of Indiana towns. The rats according to officials of the company dug holes in the bank of the millrace and caused the water which generates power for the com pany to wash out the bank. . Follow ing the washout, the water flooded adjoining fields, and no water was available at the power house. The first damage to the millrace was dis covered yesterday, but before it could be repaired, the bank gave way. passengers on the cars, which were stranded this morning were sent to their destination by taxicab, officials of the company said. Among the towns affected are Greensburg, Conners ville, Shelbyville and Rushville. PassengeiB were taken to their destinations in taxicabs provided for by the company. NOVEMBER BUSINESS CONDITIONS HEALTHY, SURVEY INDICATES (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. Novem ber business conditions represented a continuation of the upward trend in production, a greater employment of labor which in some localities was reported nearing the scarcity mark, and a generally healthy tone in trade, according to the monthly survey made public today by the Federal re serve board. Contrary to the usual situation at this season of the year, the board found production in basic industries increasing, a condition that has pro ceeded almosf; uninterruptedly since July, 1921, wjien production was low er than at any time in recent years. The condition the board believed, augured well. The increase production waa ac companied by a heavy freight move ment car loadings for November be ing reported only five per cent below the high record in October, and sub stantially higher than corresponding months in previous years. Despite the heavy demand the rail lines were said to be meeting the call for cars because of great decrease in the num ber under repairs. Labor Shortages. Labor shortages were reported In some localities, the review stated, ad ding that the demand for workers at most establishments seemed to b increasing. The shortages were found largely among steel and textile mills and contractors but there waa said to be some surplus of common labor in the eastern section of the nation. Wholesale trade felt the usual sea sonal slump but it was not regarded as serious because of the other healthy conditions, and large Christ mas sales obviously had tended to de plete retail stocks. The wholesale trade, therefore, waa expected to pick up appreciably at once. Large Credit Demand The volume of payments by check, ordinarily a measure of business turn over, decreased slightly in every fed era! reserve district except Atlanta the board said. For 140 reporting cities, the total number of checks was seven per cent lower than in October but approximately ten per vent higher than in November last year. Larger demand for bank credit was noted during the month but it seemed to have been confined mostly to the interior, the review said, and was ac companied' by Iquidation of loans and investments in New York and Boston. The demand was most pronounced in Cleveland, Richmond, St, Ixui3 and San Francisco districts, according to board's report. As a whole the banks in the leading cities showed an aggre gate decrease of nine million dollars in investment and an increase of twenty-five million dollars in loans as a result of transactions between Nov ember 15 and Dec. 15. GOVERNMENT SEEKS TO BOOST MEAT USE WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. Having proclaimed that eating of meat is healthful, the department of agricul ture today took its second step in the campaign to stimulate the use of meat as an aid to the livestock indus try, which has been feeling the ef fects of decreased use. A four-colored poster displaying as its central figure a well garnished roast of beef in nat ural colors was released for use by various organizations which plan to distribute it for display throughout the country. Over the name of the department of agriculture the poster says: "Meat is wholesome. For health and vigor eat well balanced meals. Use a vari ety of kinds and cuts of meat." In announcing the new poster, the department said: ' - "Meat is the cornerstone of the diet in our western civilization. Its economic importance in industry is not less than its nutritional value. Meat, fish, poultry, cheese, milk and eggs are the foods that insure the human body the protein necessary for tissue-building purposes. The great est of these is meat." BERGDOLL STILL IN GERMANY, REPORT BERLIN. Dec. 29. G rover Cleve land Btfgdoll; 'American draft evader. has not left Germany, ' according to advices trora Eberbach today. A dispatch received from Eberbach said he spent Christmas there. It was recently reported in the Lnited States that Bergdoll was en route to America aboard a steamer which will dock shortly at a Pacific port. This report said he was on the vessel in the diseuise of a sailor. BITTER FIGHT IN SENATE ON BOM'S PLAN Hiram Johnson Makes Furious Attack (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 29. A vote before night on the Borah proposal for a world economic conference, which is opposed by the administra tion, was sought by senate leaders to day while the third day's debate on the project proceeded with increased fury. As "irreconcilable" colleagues of Senator Borah hurled broadside at his plans as embodied in an amendment to the naval appropriation bill, the Re publican managers negotiated quietly for a roll call before adjournment and a recess over New Year's day. Senator Johnson, Republican, Cali fornia, who fought ehoulder to Ehoul- der with Senator Borah against the league of nations, opened today s for ensic battle with a two-fisted attack on the conference plan. Wore Than League The proposal, said Senator Johnson, was worse than the league and more likely to "embroil us in European controversies and finally make the United States, after 150 years, a part of the European system. He added that such a conference would "jeop ardize our future." "I am against it," said Senator John son, "for precisely the reason I was against taking the United States into the League of Nations. I am against it because in my opinion it will do ex actly what thus far we have declined to do. I am against it because in even greater degree and with less safe guards than the League of Nation- gave to us, it would embroil us in European controversies, and finally make the United States, after 150 years, a part of the European system. Opposes All Forms "I am against the amendment, as It is presented and just as in the for mer contest, of which it is in my judg ment, but a continuation, I am against it with either reservations or amend ments. I have been unable to con ceive any amendment or reservation which, leaving the design, would avert the possible injuries from conse quences. "I prefer the League of Nations with some rules of procedure, with tha members bound by some preliminary agreement to this general endeavor which has neither limitation of specification." Included among the half dozen sen ators to speak on the proposal today Senator Borah, who presented it as an amendment to the naval appropriation bill, planned to make another address replying to President Harding's letter read in the senate yesterday, in which the executive virtually asked for the amendment's defeat. Others to Speak Others to discuss the proposal were Watson, Indiana; Capper, Kansas, and Moses of New Hampshire, from the Republican side, and probably Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska and other Dem ocrats. With the dramatic turning noint in the senate fight over the proposal reached in the reading in the senate yesterday of the president's letter to Senator Lodge of Massachusetts the Republican leader, yesterday not only administration leaders predicting its defeat today, but upon the present status or the battle supporters of the amendment were conceding it. They were understood, however, to be still endeavoring to gain support for it among doubtful members. Senator Borah, himself on the floor late yes terday, said he expected the amend ment to be thrown ouL . - - No Light Shed ' As to the nature of the negotiations which the president's letter barely more than hinted were in progress to carry out the administration's pur pose of being helpful in the present economic difficulties of Europe, there had been no light shed today by of ficials, either of the White House or the state department. : The subse quent senate discussion, however, brought from Senator Lodge the statement that the cancellation of the foreign debt was not in mind in the negotiations. By his suggestion that congress "free the hands" of the allied debt commission the senator said he was authorized to say the president meant only that the time for payment of principal and interest on foreign debts might be extended. LEMP, PRESIDENT OF BREWERY, KILLS SELF (By Associated Pres? ST. LOUIS, Dec. 29. William J. Lemp, 54 years old, president of th William J. Lemp Brewery company, committed suicide today by shooilr.; himself twice thiough the heart In thi office of the brewery in the southern section of the city. It was the thirl suicide in the fami'y of the famous brewers, his father and sister havlr.2 taken their own lives. The William J. Lemp Brewery com pany, just before the advent of pro hibition, was considered one of the largest brewing companies in tha world. It covered a 14-acre triangular tract in the southern section of the city and was valued at $7,000,000. V, was sold at auction lat June to five different interests for a total of $58.";, 000. Lemp has been downcast sine?, it was eaid, as he had hoped to gt a much larger price for the property. Lemp appeared at his office at a, m., today as usual, it was said, and shortly thereafter Henry Vohlkamp, vice president, arrived : and greeted Lemp. "Well, how do you feel today?" "Oh, I m feeling v- oise " Vonlkamp eald Lemp replied. .