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t ■ ■ . . ■ ■ - ---■ ■ - . S Cfe VOL. 35. UPPER MARLBOROUGH MD„ FRIDAY JULY 21, 1922. NO. 28. WAY WORLD WAGS TOLD IN TABLOIDS Big Stories and Minor Events Blue Penciled into Quickly Read Paragraphs. DOINGS AT NATION’S CAPITAL Happenings That Caused a Stir Briefly Chronicled—Bulletins About the Progress of Things in General Throughout the World. WASHINGTON Resignation of Elmer Dover as as sistant secretary of the treasury, re ported in Harding’s hands, the out come of row in treasury department over ousting of Democrats. An organization of prominent Phila delphians has been formed to keep “Uncle Joe” Cannon in the limelight notwithstanding his determination to retire from politics. Harding submits plan to coal oper ators and miners to end their dis putes. Eight Democrats join with Repub licans to double the Finance Commit tee, duty on rice, one of the few farm products not given as much protection in the McCumber bill as requested by agricultural interests. Soldiers’ bonus bill analyzed and ob jections to it pointed out in a state ment sent to the United States Cham ber of Commerce by, Elliot E. Goodwin, , vice president. Effort to end tariff debate fails; Democrats promise to continue their opposition till October; LaFollette warns that passage will bring Repub lican defeat in November elections and “disaster” in 1924. Prohibition Commissioner Haynes declared his opposition to the bill of fered by Representative Hill of Mary land to make cider as intoxicating le gally as beer or wine. NATION’S BUSINESS Unfilled orders of steel corporation continue gains; total bookings at high est point since April, 1921. United States forecasts corn crop 220,000,000 bushels short of last j*ear; wheat estimate reduced by conditions in June. President Harding’s proposal that the striking coal miners go back to - work at the old wage at once and that the operators and miners arbitrate a new scale was taken under advise ment by both sides. _ Although the senate is approving ad valorem duties on the foreign valua tion basis, advocates of the American valuation plan have not given up their fight and still believe there is hope that the house will force the adoption of the change in basis. Large seaplanes successfully used by United States Navy Department to transport men and material between the naval air stations along the At lantic and Gulf coasts. Daugherty plans hearing on question whether liquors can legally be sold on American flag vessels on the high seas. ",y- Shipping men confident subsidy bill will pass right after election; delay not unexpected. _ The first week of the strike of rail way shopmen ended with sporadic out breaks of violence reported in widely scattered sections of the country; troops held in readiness to quell trou ble in Illinois. pAAWVVWWV^WWWVWWVWVWW I^ j GENERAL | Brother and sister join Richard Croker, Jr., in fight on father’s will. Rail strike interfering seriously with mails, causes cancellation of more trains; more troops called out in Illi nois and Kansas; Attorney General Daugherty announces mails will be kept moving; believed in Washington that Federal troops may be called. Governor Hardwick of Georgia de-’ mauds Ku Klux Klan unmask or he will appeal to legislature making the wearing of masks in Georgia a crime. Illustrators withdraw objections and paid instructors will teach art to dis abled veterans. Senator McCormick of Illinois Initi ates campaign to abolish seniority rule in the senate. United States Employment Service reports indicate notable improvement in industrial conditions during June. Coal production during fourteenth week of strike shows decrease due lo Fourth of July holiday. Signs bega#to multiply that Repub lican leaders in the senate are plan ning to let passage of the tariff bill go over until after the November election, unless they can get an agreement with the Democrats for a vote not later than the middle of August. The Fisher Body Corporation has taken over the plant of th eO. J. Beau dett & Co. of Pontiac, Mich., thus add ing 300,000 square feet of factory space and 1,500 employees to its organiza tion. The theft of what was described as a valuable collection of diplomatic correspondence covering a period of twenty years together with the seals of the American and Japanese govern ments affixed, was reported to the po lice by Joseph M. Tighe, private secre tary to Major General Haraguchi, mili tary attache of the Japanese govern ment. Democratic leaders at Syracuse con demn Hearst and support “Al” Smith for governorship, leaving formal in dorsement to convention September 27. Harding reaches Unlontown on way back to Washington; plans use of troops to check rail and coal strike disorders. Railroad labor board refuses to com promise with striking shopmen, as yielding would bring on “anarchy.” Mexican oil conferences in New York without reaching final agreement; will submit conclusions to Obregon. Railroad earnings for May represent C 36 per cent annual return. | Illinois troops ordered out after riot k ing and stoppage of road and mail * traffic. Attorney General Daugherty author . izes use of force to prevent interfer ) ence with the mails. Mining was resumed in two im portant pits in the Pittsburgh district g in the first serious attempt to block the coal srike. Illinois troops are on active duty and troops in five other states are mo bilized to suppress disorders that may result when the strikers are faced with the opening of the railway shops. American Association for Recogni tion of the Irish republic blames Unit y ed States for the Irish Free State and insists it will continue to stand for the republic until its disestablishment by the Irish people at a fair election. Pacifists and others are seeking lo destroy the army and navy and direct ing propaganda against the American > | government, according to Assistant ! I Secretary of War Walnwright, who in ! i address at memorial for World War 3 dead at Leesburg, Va., inaugurates .. war department campaign for Ameri canizatlon. Lord Birkenhead may come to t America to repay Taft’s visit to Eng land ; Taft gets degree from Aber deen. Christian Science leaders announced | that the construction of a $1,000,000 I college near St. Louis.ls under consld -0 i eration. It will be the first Christian | Science college in the world, it was '* said. ■ „ - j SPORTING J Gerald F. Patterson, veteran star .. of the Australian Davis cup team, won the men’s tennis championship of the world at Wimbledon, England, when he defeated Randolph Lycett, British, at 6 —3, 6 —4, and 6—2. Joe Lynch regained the world’s ban tamweight championship by knocking . out Johnny Buff in the fourteenth. ! ; Victory again shone on the black 3 locks of Mile. Suzanne Lenglen. Paired . with the Austr lian, Pat O’Hara Wood, 1 in the third round of the mixed doubles at Wimbledon, England, the French j star defeated the American team, Mrs. Mallqry and Dean Mathey, at 6—2 and ’ 6—4. Hans Wagner, greatest shortstop of .his day, is to become assistant man ager and coach of the Pittsburgh f Pirates. Mile. Suzanne Lenglen successfully '< defends her world’s tennis title by de * feating Mrs. Molla Bjurstedt Mallory l at Wimbledon, 6 —2, 6 —o. . | Nandu wins thirteenth annual power | boat race of the New York Athletic , 1 Club. . j Orlando Plan! defeats Frank Kramer j and Arthur Spencer in mile race at ’ | Newark Velodrome. Walter Hoover defeats Beresford, ti ! tie holder, in Diamond Sculls at Hen ' i ley. Dr. George King, holder of the east ! ern New York tennis crown, is now the proud possessor of the New York Ath letic Club’s tennis challenge cup as the 1 result of his victory in straight sets over Walter Merrill Hall of the West 1 Side Tennis Club, at 6 —l, 6 —3, 6 —l, at Travers Island. 1 Walter Hoover defeats A. Baynes in ■ semi-finals in the Diamond Sculls. Ring contests may be barred from Indiana in the future. Governor War ' rent T. McCray declared. Eugene Criqui, the French feather weight, at Paris, knocked out Arthur Wyns of Belgium in the twelfth round. The bout, which was for the feather | weight championship of Europe, was scheduled for 20 rounds. As a result of playing Swede Risberg and Eddie Cicotte in a gams recently, the Appleton Club of the Fox River Valley League has been placed on the blacklist of organized baseball, accord ing to word received by President Borchert of the Milwaukee American Association Club from Secretary John H. Farrell of the National Association. FOREIGN I* a French government decides to hold Itself ready to act if Germany becomes bankrupt; German envoys discuss mo ratorium with reparation commission. British house of commons ratifies arms conference treaties. Irish Republicans cut communica tions betewen Belfast and Dublin by blowing up five bridges. * German mark reaches new low level of 18.15 hundredths of a cent on Swiss market. A strike in the Ruhr coal district at the present would be madness. The French government has decided to stand firm on the Versailles treaty. A Pacific ocean flight from the United States to Australia is planned by two British airmen. Berlin government seeks to nego tiate foreign loan through another meeting of the international bankers’ committee and Instructs ambassador at London to urge this upon the British government. General Ludendorff is directly con nected with royalist plot in Germany | by correspondence found in connection i with an arrest in the Rathenau assas i sination, according to the Vor waerts; Russian Reds also said to be involved. Germany sends envoys to Paris to ask moratorium on cash payments to stop decline of the mark. Irish Free State troops, rounding up republicans in provinces, drive ! rebels from stronghold south of Dub ! lin, capturing 100 prisoners. The chamber of deputies and the senate have authorized the French gov ernment to issue a decree permitting the use of substitutes in flour to com pel millers to use a larger percentage of wheat substitutes in making flour. Chinese officials fear Japan prepar ing public opinon for an early occupa tion of Manchurian territory. German marks were quoted at 2,400 to the pound, a new low record. Conference at The Hague near rup ture; France sees no hope of agree ment with the Russians. Irish Free State forces rounding up republicans In provinces, clash with forces led by De Valera and Boland; Cathal Brugha, rebel leader, dies of his wounds. Formal announcement of Mexican supreme court’s decision holding Artl | cle 27 of Carranza constitution non retroactive is regarded as removing last obstacle to recognition of Obre i gon. ’ GERMANY FEARS FINANCIALCRASH _ .* * Special Envoys Sent to Paris With Appeal to Reparation Commission. MENACE ALARMS THE ALLIES France Fears Default of July Pay ments—Occupation of the Ruhr In Event of Bankruptcy One of Measures Suggested. Berlin.—Efforts are to he made by the Berlin government to check the define of the mark by requesting the Allied Reparation Commission to give Germany more time in which to meet her obligations. It was said semi-offieially that two German experts had gone to Baris lo ask the Reparation Commission for a moratorium. They are Dr. Fischer, chairman of the German War Debts Commission, and Herr Schroeder, under secretary of the Ministry of Finance. • Although the 50.000,000 gold marks required to meet the July 15 payment to the Allies had been gathered in the Reichsbank before the mark started Its headlong pliftige, German officials feel that they cannot meet another payment with the mark heading for the same road taken by the Austrian crown. Paris.—The continued descent of the mark’s value and the news that Ger man financial experts were on their way to Paris to ask for a moratorium on cash payments are arousing alarm in French official circles, where the opinion was held that the Berlin situa tion was not critical unless this mora torium demand was made. Rumors that Germany intended to default on the payment of 50,000,000 gold marks, due on July 15, and would demand complete suspension of gold payments in 1923 and 1924, with a promise to try to float an external loan to meet the 1922 payment, have alarmed finan cial Paris, where there is no attempt to hide the fact that France is worried over her own budget situation, which is based on gold payments from repa rations. The semi-official Temps counsels and recalls that France expects noth ing in the way of gold payments in 1922 on account of Belgian priority. Assuming the same basis of payment in 1923, France would receive about 110,000,000 after the remainder of Bel gian priority was satisfied, nsuming that nothing is paid the United States for her Rhine troops. But if Germany demands the long-term moratorium the Temps agrees with government circles that the situation becomes really seri ous, as the Reparation Commission Is empowered by a majority vote to grant Germany a complete moratorium up to 1930, regardless of France’s financial condition. After 1930 the vote on a moratorium to Germany must be unanimous. “The Treaty of Versailles dealing i with reparations refuses to France the advantages of isolation and solidarity while exposing her to risks of bank ruptcy and slavery,” says the Temps. What action France would take in • the event of German bankruptcy was , not even hinted in official circles, al- j though the obvious move would be the ; occupation of the Ruhr and the seizure | of the German customs. The Chamber of Deputies moved to- j ward adjournment until October with- i out ratification of ihe Weisbaden agreement, which is designed to give France almost a billion gold marks in the value of goods from Germany in the year 1922. As it cannot be ratified before autumn at the earliest, France in the mean time cannot profit from the payments. The great Industrials of France consistently fought parlia mentary acceptance of the agreement because of the fear of flooding French markets with German goods and the loss of a market to them, particularly in the devastated regions. The mysterious position of the gov ernment in not urging ratification by the chamber may be partly explained by a desire not to alienate the big in dustrials and a plan to entirely sup plant Loucheur’s famous pact with the late Dr. Rathenau at Wiesbaden by a more practical proposal along lines al ready announced in the plan to have Germany suuply about 15,000,000,000 paper francs’ worth of materials and ! labor to build up France. EDITOR’S DAUGHTER AVENGER Mexican Girl, Fifteen, Avenges Po litical Assassination. Mexico City.—Marlia Del Pilar Mo leno, a fifteen-year-old girl, avenged the death of her father, Jesus Z. Mo reno, editor of El Heraldo de Mexico, who was shot and killed last May by Deputy Francisco Tejeda Llorca after a quarrel. Maria waited before Teje da Llorca’s home and as he stepped | from the doorway fired four times at a few feet distance. All the bullets ; took effect. Death was instantaneous. | MORE ARE AT WORK _ Shortage of Labor in Building Trades ! and ’lrrvrst Fields. Washington.—The United States is striding vigorously toward industrial , prosperity, according to the economic ; summary for June. Employment is in- | creasing, the survey said, despite uu- j settled conditions in the coal f elds and | cotton textile industry and the railroad j controversies. Of the 65 leading cities ! of the country, 52 reported Increased | employment, while 13 reported decreas- j ed employment ! n June. PLAYS SAFE ON LIQUOR Express Company Demands Prepay- ! ment on Shipments in Virginia. Richmond, Va. - The Virginia State j Corporation Commission granted the American Railway Express Company the right to require prepayment on shipments of liquor between points in the state. The express company com- j plained that “a large number of spurt- | ous permits Issued cause the company j to lose the charges when such permits I are discovered before the shipments ; reach their destination.” AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND ADVERTISER- CHRISTIAN A. HERTER ■: Investigating Famine ; ! Conditions in Russia am Christian A. Herter, private secre- | tary to Secretary of Commerce Hoover, lias gone to Russia to make a special study oi conditions in the Volga val ley famine area. TO GUARD MAILS Daugherty Announces Federal Plan to Cope With Rail Strike Disorders Reported. Washington .—The government, through appointment of deputy United States marshals, will make sure that the law and order is preserved, prop erty and life protected, transportation of the mails continued and interstate ! commerce not interrupted despite the j strike of railroad shopmen, Attorney General Daugherty announced after a conference with President Harding. The attorney general formally an nounced that lie had, within the last few days, authorized the appointment of a number of deputy marshals in the middle west where disorders arising from the strike have occurred, and lie adde that “this policy will be continued wherever justified and required.” The course of the government was announced by Daugherty on leaving the White House, and with the supple mentary verbal statement that the l President was fully advised “and lias the situation in hand.” Daugherty, before seeing the Presi dent, had a lengthy conference with Alfred P. Thom, general counsel of the Association of Railway Executives. The attorney general's statement fol lows : “After Investigation and upon re quest of Federal judges, district at torneys and United States marshals, I have in the last few days authorized I the appointment of a number of deputy ! United States marshals at various j places from Chicago, west and soutli j west, to protect property and life and I to prevent interference with the trans | portation of the mails and interstate commerce. “This policy will be continued wher ever Justified and required.” g WORLD’S NEWS IN CONDENSED FORM ATLANTA, GA.—The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan must voluntarily un mask or Governor Thomas W. Hard wick will make an appeal to the Geor gia general assembly, now in session, tc pass a statute making the wearing of masks in Georgia a criminal ac- i tion. PARlS.—Francs hit a new low for ' the year when they dropped to 12.88 , for a dollar. LONDON. Reparations received from Germany thus far have failed to pay for the actual war damage in ! France and Belgium, Lloyd George j said in the house of commons. BERLlN.—Zwickau, center of the textile industry, lias declared itself a soviet republican city. PARlS.—Foreign Minister Schanzer of Italy, in an interview said: “The Interallied debts constitute a tragedy of the world. These unhappy billions borrowed to destroy in war are the root of the chaos of Europe.” DETROIT.—Wallace R. Campbell, vice president and treasurer of the Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd., ) announced that ids company will be gin soon tlie erection of a huge motor ; plant adjoining the present factory in i Ford City. ST. LOUlS.—Woodrow Wilson’s pol i icies are without question the real j issues in Missouri's bitter Democratic * primary campaign. NEW’YORK.—The Erie railroad has announced the cancellation of twenty one suburban passenger trains affect ; mg thousands of commuters. ATLANTIC CITY.—A novel method I of peddling narcotics by placing a | small envelope containing drugs in the 1 slit of a hot dog sandwich was dis- I covered here when Detectives Cuneff i and Gilbert arrested Percy Crosby and j Edward Steward, colored, lunch wagon j venders. BERLIN. — Fall of German mark to j new low level threatens overthrow of i German republic. ! PARIS.—An announcement that the I Vatican lias placed all the works f | Anatole France on the index forbidding Catholics to read them lias caused a stir in Paris. This action will certainly result in a controversy. FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—The carr i paign t-i raise $30,000 to buy “Ken j mere,” the home of Betty Washington i Lewis, only sister of George Washing | ton, and preserve it as a patriotic j shrine started here with Vice Presideof j j Coolidge as the chief speaker. TARIFF BILL HIT TWICE IN SENATE Move to Enforce Cloture on It Fails, and It Is Attacked by Majority Member. REPUBLICANS ARE WARNED LaFollette Declares Defeat in Novem ber and 1924 Is Sure if Measure - Passes—Democrats Pre vent Gag. Washington.—Defeat of the Repub- I lican motion for cloture on the admln i istratlon tariff bill and a dramatic at tack on that measure by Senator La- Follette of Wisconsin, a Republican member of the committee that report ed it, featured the proceedings in the senate. The vote to, Invoke the exist ing cloture ruje was 45 to 35, or nine ‘ less than the necessary two-thirds ma jority. The Democrats were a unit j against the motion, which was opposed also by five Republicans. ; The roll call follows: For the motion: Republicans —Ball, | Bursum, Calder, Capper, Curtis, du- I Pont, Edge, Elkins, Ernst, Fernaldj . France, FrelinghUysen, Gooding, Hale, Harreld, Johnson, Jones of Washing ton. Kellogg, Keyes, Ladd, Lenroot, Lodge, McCormick, McCumber, McKin ley, McLean, McNary, Nelson, New berry, Nicholson, Norbeck, Oddie, Pep per, Phipps, Poindexter, Rawson, i ghortridge, Smoot, Spencer, Sterling, Sutherland, Townsend, Wadsworth, Warren and Willis —45.' Against the motion: Republicans — Borah, Brandegee, LaFollette, Moses and Norris —5. Democrats —Ashurst, Broussard, Caraway, Culberson, Dial, Fletcher, Gerry, Harris, Harrison, Hef lin, Jones of New Mexico, Kendrick, King, Myers, Overman, Owen, Pittman, Pomerene, Ransdell, Robinson, Shep pard, Shields, Simmons, Smith, Stan ley, Swanson, Trammell, Underwood, Walsh of Massachusetts and Walsh of Montana —30. Total against, 35. Four senators, all Republicans, pres- I ent were unable to vote because of l pairs with absent Democratic senators. They were Cameron, Dillingham, New and Watson. Twelve senators, six Re publicans and six Democrats, were ab sent. Delivering the first of a promised series of attacks on the tariff. Sen ator LaFollette declared the only way the Rpublican party could be saved from defeat in the congressional elec tions in November and from “disaster” in the presidential election in 1924, was to recommit the bil for rewriting on the basis of “the old Republican principle” of merely equalizing the | difference in the cost of production at home and abroad. If that could not be done, he added, the legislation should be abandoned. Characterizing the bill as even worse than the Dlngley and Payne-Aldrich laws, which, he declared, had caused the political upsets in 1910, 1912, 1914 and 1916, Senator LaFollette asked his colleagues if they thought the people hud forgotten; if they thought the peo ple would “calmly accept the burdens in 1922 which they so decisively re fused to carry in 1910 and 1912.” “Powerful, indeed, must be the In fluences which can bludgeon through this legislation,” he said. “When the political leaders responsible for it know that it means the defeat of their party and the end of the political lives of most of the leaders responsible for this bill.” Taking up specifically the cotton schedule in the bill, Senator LaFollette declared the rates as reported to the senate in many instances were from 11 to 90 per cent higher than those in the Payne-Aldrich law and from 100 to 200 per cent higher than those in the existing statute. He said the com mittee majority had removed “one of the many jokers slipped into the cot ton schedule” and lowered some rates so that tables of comparison he had prepared were not exactly accurate. He added, however, that he understood the committee majority did not intend to lower the rates below the level of the Payne-Aldrich law and presented many tables to show that the cotton manufacturers had prospered under the Underwood law rates. Senator Smoot, of Utah, ranking Republican on the finance committee, defended the cotton schedule. ZITA IS NOT WANTED Bavarian Social Democrats Would Bar Former Austrian Empress. Munich, Bavaria. —The Social Demo crats will raise the question in the Diet regarding the truth of reports that former Empress Zita of Austria and her mother plan to reside in Ba varia. This paper expresses the opin ion that such an interpellation is un necessary, as it believes the Bavarian government would advise Zita to re main away if she ever requested per mission to make her residence here. y DIPLOMATIC PAPERS STOLEN Japanese Attache’s Secretary Reports Theft in Washington. Washington.—The theft of what was described as a valuable collection of diplomatic correspondence, covering a period of twenty years, together with liie seals of the American and Japa nese governments affixed, was reported to the police by Joseph M. Tighe, pri vate secretary to Major General Uara guclii, military attache of the Japanese government. The documents were taken from his home July 1. LONG NON-STOP FLIGHT Airman Travels About 1,000 Miles in 10 Hours 55 Minutes. Paris. Lieutenant Pelletier Dolsy effected a non-stop lllgh r from Tunis, Northern Africa, to Le Bourget, near Paris, a distance of about 1,000 miles. In 10 hours 55 minutes, In spite of high winds. He started at 7 o’clock in the morn ing, Hying over Sardinia and Corsica. He then followed the Valley of the Rhone to Paris, and larded at Le Bourget at 5:55 p. in. : _GOVERNOR MORRISON 1 Good Roads Advocate 1 Energetic in His State 1; r— ~ 1 : Wk ■ \JIII Gov. Cameron Morrison of North ! Carolina, who has announced a pro gram of road building in rural de ! velopment through a bond issue. 1 'PRESIDENT PLANS TO . SETTLE GOAL STRIKE \ Seeks Return of Miners at Old Wage and Commission to Fix New Scale. Washington.—President Harding ’ placed before leaders of employers and ’ employees of the anthracite and union ized bituminous mine fields a govern ment plan for settling the coal strike. It called for Immediate resumption of work by miners now out at wage rates ’ of March 31 last, for fixing of per ’ manent wage levels by arbitration, and for an investigation to recommend so ’ lution of permanent problems in the \ coal industry. All representatives of the groups concerned had delayed definite an- J swers to the proposal, although union officials Informed the President they had no power to give acceptance or , refusal, but would summon the gen ' j eral policy committee of the United ’ Mine Workers of America here to con sider the matter. A day of conferences at the White House and at other offices with Secre- I taries Hoover, Fall, Davis and Attor ney General Daugherty participating was taken to bring matters to this 1 stage. Alfred M. Ogle, chairman of the bituminous operators’ group, indicated that his associates considered an ar ' bitration plan they had offered last | week for district settlements “the best , and fairest way” to get the mines open, but John L. Lewis, president of the union, classed this “as obsolete in the light of the President’s pro posals.” Anthracite operators, although , their committee was three times at the White House, maintained silence. President Harding’s plan to end the . nation-wide mine strike follows: t The dispute to be submflted to a . federal commission composed of three , operators, three miners and five Mr , sons to represent the public. 9 The President to appoint the public representatives. Operators and miners resume min ing operations pending findings of the ; commission. The commission to have until August 10 to arrange a new wage scale. The old wage scale to be effective ■ while commission is sitting, and the men to return to work immediately. 1 LATEST EVENTS AT WASHINGTON The resignation of Elmer Dover, as ; sistant secretary of the treasury, ia understood to be in the hands of President Harding. Information to this effect came out unofficially. After a lapse of several months the United States navy is again recruit ing. Senator LaFollette (Wis.) will renew his fight to repeal the so-called guar antee clause of the Cummins-Esch transportation act. Serious interference by railroad strik ers with United States mail trans was reported from different parts of the country. Both tariff and bonus bills may be pushed over until after election, Re publicans believe. ! President may “crack the whip” to force policy of separate wage div tricts in the coal controversy. President Harding announces a sue- I cessful seaplane flight with twenty officers and men from Hampton oads to Philadelphia. Anti-Saloon League counsel prepares brief for prominent dry organiza tions to be presented in argument against liquor sales on United States ships before department of Justice on Thursday. Republican leaders prepare for final conference with President Harding on soldiers’ bonus bill in an attempt to agree on a measure that will meet his views. Chairman Adams of the Republican national committee issues statement denying that body has opposed methods of tariff making proposed by Republican leaders. John T. Adams, chairman of the Re publican national committee, issues statement asserting that the com. plete resumption of prosperity is halted by Democratic filibuster I against tariff bill. Food prices are on the way up again, Labor Department figures show, i Prosperity of the country indicated by increased postal receipts reported by the Post Office Department. M. P. Kinkaid, member of the House 1 of Representatives from the Sixth Nebraska district, died. In a sensational speech assailing the proposed increase in tariff rates on cotton and cotton manufacturers, fol lowing the defeat of a Republican motion to limit debate on the tariff, 1 Senator La Follette, of Wisconsin, predicted a Republican defeat In , j November. SHORT CUTS IN STM NEWS The Latest News From All Over the State HAPPENINGS OF THE WEEK Frederick.—lt is estimated that over 1,000 railroad workers at Brunswick are now idle. No disturb ances have been reported. Salisbury.—The new election dis trict for Wicomico county, created by an act of the last Legislature, went into effect July 1. It is known as Fruitland district No. 16. The voting house for the district will be in the . Palmer Building, that town. Frederick.—John M. McGill, Jr., of Virginia, long engaged in farm ing, has qualified as the new county farm agent for Frederick. He took up his work on July 1, replacing P. A. Hauver, who resigned some time ago to engage in farming. Bowie.—Miss Elizabeth Baden, lo cal school teacher, and her sister narrowly escaped serious injury when as they were riding in a buggy a bolt came out of the shaft, frighten ing the horse. The buggy was upset and the occupants thrown out. Miss Elizabeth Baden suffered a number of painful bruises, her sister escap ing uninjured. Baltimore.—Governor Ritchie at the sixth anniversary dinner of Bal timore’s Old Colony Club, held at the Southern Hotel, suggested the deportation f all foreigners in this country who could not or would not assimilate American ideals and ap preciate and understand American in stitutions and the American system of government. Centrevllle. With seven men qualifying as “marksmen,” one as “sharpshooter” and one as “expert.” members of Company K, Queen Anne’s county infantry outfit, re turned to Centreville after defeating every military unit in the Maryland National Guard and capturing the championship of the State at Saund ers Range. Hagerstown.—Bank clearings in Hagerstown for the month of June show an increase of $481,097.81, or 18.4 per cent, over the same month last year, according to a statement issued by John B. Kieffer, manager of the Hagerstown Clearing House Association. The clearings for June of this year were $3,090,701.26 and for June last year the clearings were $2,609,603.98. Elkton.—At a conference of the County Commissioners of Kent, Queen Anne’s and Cecil counties, held at Chestertown, it was agreed that land adjoining the State roads should be assessed somewhat higher than other farm land. The confer ence was called principally for agree ing upon some uniform plan for the general reassessment of property or dered by the State Tax Commission. Cambridge.—Charles Wood Bro hawn, aged 52, a well-known mer chant of Salem, Dorchester county, died, suddenly at his home In the place of heart disease. Mr. Brohawn had walked around the yard of his home for a short while and then went up stairs. Failing to respond when his wife called him to breakfast, search followed and he was found dead. Centrevllle.—Plans are progress ing rapidly for the Queen Anne’s county horse and cattle show to be staged near Centreville, Saturday, August 19. Last week at the first meeting of the directors of the or ganization it was decided to have an exhibit of American hounds and beagles, and arrangements have now been completed for a showing of thoroughbred hogs, sh%ep, turkeys and chickens. Elkton.—During a dance given by colored people in the hall at Cecilton in the lower part of this county, Ella Harris, mother of 13 children, was shot and instantly killed by Jack Coleman, of Wilmington, Del. Stump Fara, another negro, was shot in the side near the heart and is in a seri ous condition. Coleman, w T ho had come to the dance in an‘automobile, accompanied by another negro, and it is alleged, began picking the pock ets of the dancers. When accused, he became very vicious and ripping out a revolver, began shooting. He made his escape, but was captured later and landed in Elkton jail. Hagerstown.—Hodgkins disease, a rare malady, from which few recover, w r as the cause of the death of Lester F. Etter, of this city, who expired in the Frederick City Hospital, aged 38. He is survived by his widow, who lives near Pen-Mar. He w r as formerly a resident of Chambersburg, Pa. Etter contracted the disease about eight months ago. He wa brought to the Washington County Hospital, where staff surgeons per formed an operation upon him. a piece of the gland being remoed from his neck. The germs Of the disease were found in the gland, it is stated. Then Etter apparently began to im prove. He returned to his home about two weeks ago and, becoming worse, he was removed to the Fred erick Hospital, where he died, Hagerstown.—A large closed mo tor truck of the National Biscuit Company of this city was wrecked and R. E. Dick, the driver, seriously injured when the machine was struck by a freight train on the Western Maryland Railroad at a street cross ing in Waynesboro. Dick was pinned beneath the truck when it was over turned. Wilber Pomeroy and Chas. Cromer, who accompanied Dick, jumped when the truck was hit and escaped injury. Nearly the entirt load of biscuits and cirackers was spilled. g—■— t I : STATE I > I CAPITAL S I Want City Cleaned Up. Baltimore.— A delegation of women called on Governor Ritchie to tell him that in their opinion Baltimore was open too % wide. The day before a delegation of preachers had told him that one of his police justices had no respect t for the Sunday laws. In both in t stances the Governor had Police Commissioner Charles D. Gaither sitting by his side to give his views and assist In answering the state ments of the speakers. i The delegation represented the a Just Government League and the e speakers “Were Mrs. Robert JWalker e afl d- Mrs. Louise Wilson They held'the attention of the Gov ernor and the Police Commissioner •i for three-quarters of an hour, were told that if the town had not been y closed up tight enough it was be lt cause there were not enough police ’• men and then they went away say e ing they would appeal to the Board of estimates and ask that body to’ i_ give the Police Commissioner enough r money to pay all the men he needs, n “Give us the men and we will keep a the town clean,” said Commissioner Gaither. “I think it is pretty clean >t today. But we need more men to 3 keep It so.” r The Governor at one point told the i- delegation that he agreed that the law in the case should be enforced, but that there was no way of doing it except through the Police Depart t ment. e Commissioner Gaither explained a to the delegation that the Legisla t ture of 1920 had changed the law they wanted enforced and in doing . so had made it more difficult of en a forcement than it was before. There not being enough policemen, Mr. Gaither said, the department could a not now do all it wanted to do, but ‘ ® that a plan bad been adopted to deal with the situation where suffi- II cient force was provided. g Mrs. Schwarz wanted to know why I the injunction section of the present e law could not be invoked. Mr. Gaither replied that such a case was now pending in court. The Governor explained the law 1 and why such a proceeding would F not only be improper but unlawful. r The Executive could not interfere J with the courts. > r Mrs. Walker next suggested that e there should be some way to punish B the keepers of disorderly houses to j the fullest extent that is provided e for any other offense. “That would mean to hang them,’* remarked the Governor. e “And it would be a good thing,” j replied Mrs. Walker. t 3 Roads Post To S. A. Green. r ' Governor Ritchie announced the . appointment of Samuel A. Green to i be Roads Engineer for Baltimore - county, to succeed Henry G. Shirley. • resigned. Mr. Green has for some - years past been the assistant engi neer in the office. ’ There has been a hot fight over the ! filling of the place, and the County 3 Commissioners a few days ago called t on the Governor and asked for the ! appointment of P. C. Painter, an en gineer of much experience now serv j ing as City Manager for the town of Greensboro, N. C. Two of the five Commissioners had voted for Mr. Green, but as the majority favored 5 Mr. Painter they had agreed to make i the indorsement .unanimous. The decision of the Governor Is _ bound to precipitate a fight in the , county, and it may extend to the I next election, when a county road bond issue will be put up for ratiflca , tlon. The salary of the Engineer is | fixed by the County Commissioners, even though the appointment is made by the Governor. Mr. Shirley re ceived SIO,OOO a year. The Governor directed the follow ing letter to President William F. Coghlan, of the Board of County Commissioners, explaining and an nouncing the appointment. “I beg to advise the Board of County Commissioners that, pursu ant to the authority conferred upon me by Act of 1922, Chapter 165, amending Section 469 of Offutt’s Code, I hereby appoint Mr. Samuel A. Green, of Towson, roads engineer for Baltimore county to fill the va cancy in said office caused by the resignation on July 1, 1922, of Mr. Henry G. Shirley. “I regret that this appointment does not follow the recommendation made to me by your board under date of June 30, 1922. "I understand, however, that Mr. Green is the first choice of two of the five members of your board, who, in the interest of unanimity, yielded their judgment on the question to that of the other three. “Mr. Green’s professional qualifi cations for the work and his experi ence are strongly indorsed by Mr. Shirley, who is certainly in a position to know them.” “These are the circumstances vhich lead me to appoint Mr. Green even though he is the first choice of only two instead of a majority or three of the board.” Baltimore.—Hugh A. McMullen, until now regarded as a prospective candidate for the Democratic nom ination for United States Senator, may not enter the race after all. Fol lowing a careful survey of the po litical field and after a conference with Governor Ritchie, Mr. McMulleh admitted before returning to Cum berland, that he was not favorably impressed by conditions, and those with whom he discussed his candi dacy believe he will formally with draw his name and ask to be given no further consideration.