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MUSI IMPORTANT
NEWS OF WORLD
B:g Happenings of the Week
Condensed for Benefit of
Busy Readers.
TOLD IN A FEW WORDS
Kernels Culled From News of Moment
In All Parts of the World —Of
Interest to All the People
Everywhere.
Washington
Washington Announcement that
Postmaster General Will H. Hays will
shortly retire from the cabinet was
made at the White House.
Washington Japan, through its
arms conference delegation, agreed to
tarnsfer to China the administration
of the leased territory of Kiachow in
Shantung province.
Washington The supreme court
will be asked to expedite action on the
case to test the constitutionality of
the packer control act, it was said at
the department of justice.
Washington Roger Peckinpaugh
‘•positively will not be made manager”
of the Senators in 1922. Clark Grif
fith, persident of the Washington club
of the American league, declared.
Washington—American trade with
European countries in 1921 exceeded
that of 1913, the last prewar year, by
$775,000,000, according to statistics
made public by the commerce depart
ment.
Washington Senator Truman H.
Newberry has won the three-year fight
to hold his seat in the senate. By a
vote of 46 to 41 the senate declared
him duly elected senator from Michi
gan over Henry Ford.
Washington—Receipts at 50 select
ed postoffices in December totaled
$26,677,570, as compared with $25,001,-
347 in the same month in 1920, ac
cording to figures announced by Post
master General Will Hays.
Washington—The soldier bonus bill
■will not be made a part of the Allied
debt refunding bill, Chairman McCum
ber of the Senate finance committee
said after a series of conferences had
been held between Senate leaders.
Washington Secretary of War J.
W. Weeks is disappointed with Henry
Ford’s final proposal for taking over
the government’s waterpower project
at Muscle Shoals, but will send it to
congress without recommending ac
ceptance in its present form.
Washington—Authority was grant
ed the Pullman company by the inter
state commerce commission to pur
chase the property of the Haskell &
Barker Car company by issuing 165,-
000 shares of new capital stock, hav
ing a par value of $16,500,000.
Washington The French govern
ment has approached Henry Ford by
cable asking if he would consider the
purchase of battleships. In announc
ing the request here, Mr. Ford said
he had replied that unless he could
buy the entire French navy he would
not be interested in job lots. No an
swer to his cable has been received,
he said.
Domestic
New York —Mayor Hylan plans to
have busses replace the street rail
ways in Manhattan.
New York —Tne New York Evening
Post, one of the oldest newspapers m
the city, has been sold to a syndicate,
it was announced.
Cambridge, Mass. —Bootleggers were
set up as models in salesmanship be
fore students of the graduate school
of business administration at Harvard.
Portsmouth, Ohio—Four men were
reported killed when an engine on
the Chesapeake & Ohio Northern rail
road overturned near Wheelers Mills.
Boston The Calumet and Hecla
Mining company announced it would
open four of its lake group of copper
mines, in Northern Michigan, about
Aprii 1.
Beach, 11l. —William Peterson, a
motorcycle policeman of Winthrop
Harbor, 111., was shot to death by un
identified persons in a speeding auto
mobile which he was pursuing.
Chicago—Josepfia Glazek and Mrs.
Rosa Dvorak, Czech-Slovakians, must
continue their close-partnership until
one of them dies, in which event there
must be quick amputation to save the
other.
Hartford, Conn. —Christopher Minor
Spencer, inventor of the Spencer re
peating rifle and of the first automatic
screw machine, one of the best known
American inventors, is dead. He was
83 years old.
Chicago Deadlock betw’een the
miners’ unions and the operators
means the practical certainty of a
strike that will tie up coal production
in eastern and middle western mines
by April 1.
Terre Haute—Asserting their fam
ilies were starving, 700 miners of the
Clinton Coal company met to consider
whether or not they would return to
work. They have been on strike since
last October.
Chicago Eight hundred thousand
dollars will be* the deficit of the Chi
cago Grand Opera association this sea
son, the largest ever faced by an
opera company in the history of mu
sic in America.
Baltimore—The total amount of the
inventoried estate of the late Cardi
nal Gibbons is $135,266.90, according
to the inventory and administration
account filed here in orphans’ court
by the executors.
Marysville, Calif. —Henry Thomas
was given a sentence of six months
in jail upon being found guilty of tak
ing a bottle of milk from a doorstep.
New York —Mayor Hylan plans to
have busses replace the street rail
ways in Manhattan, it was learned,
when It was announced that a public
hearing to draft the necessary legal
steps would be held January 27. An
outlay of $25,000,000 is contemplated.
Scranton, Pa. —Four men are known
to have been killed, several others are
believed to be dead and an unknown
number of mine workers are en
tombed as the result of a cave-in in
the Nation il mine of the Glen Alden
Coal comp my. Miners who escaped
said the number of men believed to
be behind the barrier is about 20.
New York—German guiu vsl.ma
at between $10,000,000 and $12,000,009
has been deposited this week with the
New York Federal Reserve bank.
Waukegan, 111. —Attorneys for Gov
ernor Small and Vernon Cur s,
charged with conspiracy to embezzle
state funds, asked Judge Claire C. Ed
wards to strike out parts of the state's
bill of particulars as “irrelevant and
scandalous.”
Oakland, Calif. —H. A. Snow, cura
tor of the Oakland museum, returned
here alter two years spent in African
jungles. He valued at approximately
$2,000,000 the animal specimens ob
tained by the expedition for the mu
seum.
Indianapolis Robert Thiselle, 5
years old, son of Mrs. Samuel Halla
gan, of Palestine. 111., underwent a se
rious opeartion at St. Vincent’s hospi
tal when Dr. William F. Molt, lung
specialist, removed a brassheaded
tack from his right lung.
San Francisco —Woodrow Wilson
declared in a letter written by him
January 3 to John H. Williams cf
San Francisco, and published in the
Bulletin, that failure of the Senate to
ratify the Treaty of Versailles de
prived the United States of the leader
ship of the world.
Northwest
Winnipeg—The United Farmers of
Manitoba in convention here took a
firm stand for reduction of freights
on basis commodities.
Spokane—Five persons were seri
ously injured and 10 or 12 others were
slightly hurt when the three rear cars
of Northern Pacific passenger train
No. 1, of. the North Coast limited,
westbound from Minneapolis, were
derailed five miles west of Cornell,
Wash.
Minneapolis—A colonization project
in Montana and North Dakota involv
ing the purchase of 116 farms totaling
30,000 acres at a total cost of about
$1,500,000, has been launched by Wal
ter D. Boutell; Minneapolis furniture
dealer, and Moses L. Zimmerman and
J. D. Barrett, St. Paul businessmen,
Mr. Boutell said, when he announced
that purchase of the tracts had been
completed.
Minneapolis Twenty-five million
dollars has been loaned by the agri
cultural loan agency of the War
Finance corporation for the North
west to banks in Minnesota, North
and South Dakota, up to the first of
the New Year, according to M. O.
Grangaard, secretary of the North
west agency, in reviewing the accom
plishments of the local bureau for
1921.
Sporting
Philadelphia Benjamin F. Shibe,
president of the Philadelphia Ameri
can league baseball club, is dead.
Minneapolis—Norval Baptie, former
world’s champion speed skater, ar
rived here to finish training for a
series of races with Everett McGowan,
St. Paul’s flash, on Jan. 22 at the Hip
podrome rink.
New York—Fred Fulton, Minneap
olis heavyweight, and Bartley Mad
den, New York, fought twelve rounds
to a draw in Madison Square Garden.
The verdict w r as hooted by the fans
who appeared to favor Madden.
New York—Gene Tunney, New
York, won the American light heavy
weight boxing championship here
when he received the judges’ decision
after a twelve-round bout with Bat
tling Levinsky, also of this city.
London Georges Carpentier, who
decisively defeated George Cook of
Australia here, may ask another fight
with Jack Dempsey, world's champion
heavyweight, after meeting Ted “Kid”
Lewis, Francois Descamps, Carpen
tier’s manager, announced.
Foreign
Berlin —Many lives were lost in the
explosion of a chemical factory near
Budapest, it was reported here.
Dublin —The Anglo-Irish treaty ere
ating the Irish Free State, was unani
mously ratified by the South lerland
parliament. Eamonn De Valera and
his supporters who opposed the treaty
in the Dail Eireann, were absent.
Paris—Surrender of the Germans
charged with, offenses in connection
with the war to the Allies for trial is
recommended in two resolutions
adopted by the Inter-Allied commis
sion on war crimes made public.
London Mustapha Kemal Pasha,
the Turkish nationalist leader, has
been murdered, says an Exchange
Telegraph agency dispatch from Con
stantinople, quoting a report from An
gora, the Turkish nationalist capital.
Paris —M. Poincare, in his task of
forming a French cabinet to succeed
the Briand ministry, asked former
Premier Rene Viviani to accept the
post of minister of justice, with the
vice presidency of the cabinet, but M.
Viviani refused the portfolio.
Moscow —William N. Haskett, direc
tor of the American relief administra
tion work in Russia, and M. Rakov
sky, president of the Ukrane repub
lic, have signed agreements authoriz
ing the relief administration to dis
tribute food packages in Russia.
London—The Irish political prison
ers in the London jails, Brixton Pen
tonville and Wormwood Scrubbs—
were released, under the amnesty
proclamation issued by King George
yesterday. Instructions were sent tc
the provincial jails for similar re-’
leases.
Geneva Poland and Lithuania
through their representatives at the
meeting of the council of the League
of Nations here, both renewed their
refusal to abide by the council’s pro
posed solution of the Vilna dispute.
Paris —Paul Deschanel, former pre
sident of France, seeking his first sen
ate office, was defeated in party cau
cus for membership on the senate for
eign affairs committee.
Leipsic The independent socialist
party convention adopted a resolution,
sponsored by the union workers, ask
ing laborers to refuse to participate
in the manufacture of munitions.
Warships Cheap at Cherbourg.
Paris War vessels are selling
cheaper than jitneys at the auction
sale at Cherbourg Several buyers
obtained torpedo boats at SI,BOO each,
while supertorpedo brought Id
some cases as low as $1,200.
Rockefeller Pays $391,698 Tax.
New York —John D. Rockefeller
sent tc the federal building a check
tor $391,698.38, which the supreme
court decided he owed as taxes on in
come from pipelines which had been
transferred to oil companies.
NEWS OF STATE
TERSELY TOLD
Recent Happenings in Minnesota
Given in Brief Items for
Busy Readers.
ENTIRE FIELD COVERED
News .of Events In ..Gopher State
Gathered From Many Different
Sources and Arranged In
Crisp Readable Form.
Windom —Barney Loughren, aged
92, resident of this section of the state
since 1868, is dead.
Slayton—Slayton will make a bid
for a National Guard unit as soon as
there is an opening.
St. Cloud —The St. Cloud police de
partment made 598 arrests in 1921 as
compared with 387 in 1920.
Pipestone—Fire, caused by an over
turned lantern, resulted in the de
struction of the barn and death of 11
farm horses.
Red Wing—Mayor F. H. Kroeger
has announced the appointment of
Mrs. Zelisky of St. Paul as a regular
member of the police force.
St. Cloud —Albert G. Whitney, head
of the St. Cloud Public Service com
pany and affiliated enterprises, died
suddenly of heart disease at Portland,
Me.
Pipestone Jerry Hines, theater
owner, has been indicted by the Pipe
stone county grand jury on a charge
of arson. The charge holds that Hines
attempted to destroy his SIOO,OOO the
ater here by fire on the night of Nov.
14 last.
Winona —-A building program,
aimed to put Winona grade schools on
a par with those in other cities of the
state and the erection of a high
school gymnasium and auditorium,
was advocated at a meeting of busi
ness men.
St. Paul —Denial of 60 applications
for pardon or commutation of sen
tences was announced by the state
pardon board, after a week’s consid
eration of its January calendar of 73
cases. Ten cases are taken under ad
visement or continued.
Minneapolis—Mayor Leach and Neil
M. Cronin, city attorney, left for
Washington, where they will repre
sent Minneapolis before the Federal
power commission Monday. The com
mittee will consider applications for
the government dam power permits.
St. Paul—Veterinarians of the state
today returned to their homes follow
ing the close of a two day conven
tion of the Minneosta State Veterin
ary Medical society in South St. Paul,
during which a large number of ex
perts spoke on the work of the asso
ciation.
Minneapolis—The 1922 National
Dairy show will be hqld at the Min
nesota Fair grounds, it was an
nounced by James S. Cady, secretary
of the Minneapolis Civic & Commerce
association, following receipt of a mes
sage of acceptance from W. E. Skin
ner, manager of the show, of the
Twin City invitation. The date has
not been decided.
Minneapolis—There is every indica
tion that the soldiers’ bonus bill will
be approved by the present session of
Congress, Lieutenant Governor Louis
L. Collins told disabled war veterans
of Minensota in convention in the
courthouse assembly room. This he
said he felt certain of as the result of
a talk with one of the Minnesota sen
ators who was home several days ago.
St. Paul —Probate judges elected in
Minnesota in 1920 hold over until
Jan. 1, 1925, according to a decision
of the state supreme court in a case
brought to test this question. The
people voted for a constitutional
amendment at the 1920 election, ex
tending probate judges’ terms to four
years, and the court holds that this
applied to the judges chosen at the
same election.
St. Paul —General optimism regard
ing the outlook for 1922 state and
county fairs w r as expressed at the
63d annual meeting at the state capi
tol of members of the Minnesota Agri
cultural society and the Minnesota
Federation of County Fairs. Figures
and facts were submitted to show
that, while 1921 state and county fairs
were on the whole successful, 1922
fairs will be more successful.
Minneapolis—Separation of the De
partment of Agriculture, including the
Agriculture college and Agriculture
school, from the remainder of the
University of Minnesota, is the aim
of certain factions in the state, it de
veloped at the meeting of the Univer
sity Board of Regents. That there is
such a sentiment and that the factions
adhering to it are but waiting for a
chance to move for the separation
was explained during discussion of a
request from the school of agriculture
for permission to put out a special
edition of the Agrarian, their campus
publication, in which would be con
tinued names of graduates of the
school.
Fergus Falls A special election
will be held here Jan. 31 to vote on
the adoption of a new charter which
has been prepared by the city charter
commission. The new charter abol
ishes the present city council and pro
vides for a commission form of gov-
ernment with a salaried city manager.
Waseca—A carload of flour con
signed to the Russian relief by the
Echo mills here and an additional 130
barrels paid for by popular subscrip
tion, was started for New York,
from where it will be shipped to Rus
sia through the American Friehds’ so
ciety.
St Paul —Attorney General Clifford
L. Hilton was asked to fight elimina
tion by the Twin City Rapid Transit
company of the neutral streetcar fare
zone between Minneapolis and St.
Paul in a resolution passed by the
Minnesota Agricultural society at its
final sesUon. Serious handicap to the
State Fair by forcing visitors to pay
two fares was cited in the resolution.
Hibbing Plans and specifications
have been submitted to the city water
and light board for addition to the
municipal plant to cost from SIOO,OOO
to $150,000, and are to be acted on
bj the board at its next meeting.
THE ELY MINER, ELY, MINN.
Red Wing—Births iu k . •*-
1921 were 248 as against 131 in 1920.
Marriage licenses issued for 1921
numbered 304, six more than in 1920.
Fairmont—Thirty large trucks have
arrived here in readiness to begin work
on a $42,000 graveling contract on the
Blue Earth road leading east from
this city.
Clarkfield—Rev. O. T. Storaasli, for
the last 14 years pastor of the Nor
wegian Lutheran church here, has ac
cepted a call to become pastor of the
church at Emmons, Minn.
Ellendale Plans for a combined
farmers’ institute and corn show have
been completed by committees in con
nection with the Steele county Farm
Bureau offices for Jan. 20.
Thief River Falls —Morlan Bistop
has resigned his position as examiner
at the state banking department fco ac
cept a position as assistant cashier in
the state treasurer’s office.
Olivia —Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Hodg-.
don, living near here, celebrated their
golden wedding anniversary. They
have resided on their farm since the
day following their marriage.
Pipestone—At the annual meeting
of the stockholders and directors of
the Security Bank of Pipestone, Os
car E. Ashton was named president
and George P. Gurley, director.
So. St. Paul —Reductions of approxi
mately 15 per cent in live stock sell
ing commissions have been announced
by members of the South St. Paul
Live Stock exchange, effective Mon
day.
Pipestone—When Police Captain
Thompson attempted to arrest a mem
ber of a gang of four strangers, two of
the gang threatened to shoot Thomp
son and all four then escaped in an
auto.
Redwood Falls—C. A. Johnson, for
the last eight years owner and editor
of the Bellview Independent, has sold
his business to G. H. McQuary of
Sioux Falls, who has taken possession
of the plant.
Lanesboro —A banquet, believed to
be the first of its kind given by the
publisher of a country newspaper, was
tendered by Ola M. Levang, proprietor
of Levang’s Weekly, to advertisers
in the paper.
Maynard—ln an effort to popularize
the game of chess in Minnesota, a
mail tournament to decide the cham
pionship of the state has been started.
Every player in the state can take
part if he wishes by sending his name
to I. R. Carlson, Maynard, Minn.
Minneapolis—Approximately 300,000
tourists, more than half of them from
outside of Minnesota, visited the ho
tels, summer resorts and communities
of Minnesota in the last year, accord
ing to officials of the Ten Thousand
Lakes association.
Fairmont The statement of the
Fairmont Canning company of bus!
ness done in 1921 shows the company
cleared about $25,000 on the year’s
business. The company paid almost
$23,000 more for cans than the corn
that was put in them.
Minneapolis—Minnesota became an
official link in the chain of states
containing the longest highway in the
world—the Glacier trail —when repre
sentatives of the association from five
states gathered at Curtis hotel to per
fect the organization and to lay plans
for marking the highway from
Breckenridge to Glacier National park
this year.
St. Paul —Development of home tal
ent in stock breeding and raising is
the most vital thing to be done by
county fairs, through constant in
crease in the number of local breeders
taking part in fair exhibits and con
tests, Dean W. C. Coffey of the Uni
versity of Minnesota college of agri
culture, told 300 menbers of the State
Agricultural society in session at the
state capitol.
Fergus Falls—There is a general
movement in this vicinity to put a
stop to questionable dances. The vil
lage of Elizabeth, eight miles north of
here, adopted an ordinance prohibit
ing the sale or drinking of liquor in
connection with dances and also for
bidding all dances of “a wiggly or in
decent chaarcter.” A similar ordi
nance is pending before the Fergus
Falls city council.
Minneapolis—Simultaneous raids in
five Minnesota towns on illicit sources
of liquor marked the opening of a de
termined campaign to wipe out “every
illicit source in Minnesota,” A. I.
Melahn, federal group enforcement
chief said. Squads of prohibition
agents starting at a fixed hour, raided
soft drink places in Minneapolis and
St. Paul, arrested alleged moonshine
sellers in Duluth, Cass Lake and
Walker, and confiscated a large quan
tity of liquor.
Deerwood —Seventeen days of in
vestigation, which solved a series of
mysterious thefts baffling the police
of the Cuyuna Range district for two
years, ended when Guy Cunningham
aged 25, began a five years term in the
state prison at Stillwater while his
father, Ole Cunningham, justice of the
peace of this place, is awaiting action
by the court on a charge of grand lar
ceny. Archie Buck, head of a Minne
apolis private detective agency and
former deputy sheriff of Hennepin
county, is credited with bringing about
the arrest of the father and son and
the recovery of property valued at $2,-
000, which is alleged to have been
identified as stolen.
St. Paul —Prices of farm machinery
manufactured by the state of Minne
sota at Stillwater prison will be cut
heavily this year, the state board of
control announced, when a delegation
from the Minnesota Farm Bureau fed
eration waited on the board to ask for
the price reduction.
Jackson —When Sheriff O. C. Lee
arrived at Albert Raut’s home near
this city to arrest Raut on a charge
of attempting to set fire to his home,
he found the house in flames. The
sheriff smashed down the kitchen door
and succeeded in rescuing the dement
ed man and his wife.
Fergus Falls —Senator Ole O. Sag
eng of Dalton announced himself a
candidate for the republican nomina
tion for congress in the ninth district,
“subject to the indorsement of the
republican district convention in
Moorhead, March 30.” He will oppose
Congressman Halvor Steenerson of
Crookston.
Robbinsdale —Children of Robbins
dale established themselves in their
new $140,000 school building following
dedication exercises. Governor J. A.
O. Preus, W. I. Nolan, Tom Girling
and Mrs. May Lilis, county superin
tendent of schools, were speakers.
BARS SPHERES
OF INFLUENCE
(J. S. Resolution Would Bind Big
Nations to Agreement
on China.
WOULD CHEATE BOARD
British and Italians Accept Plan in
Principle, France Balks; Japan
Also Reserves Its
Judgment.
Washington—An American proposal
to redefine the open door policy in
China and create an international
board to examine both existing and
future concessions which appear to
conflict with it was debated without
decision by the Far East committee
of the Washington conference.
The British and Italians accepted
the plan in principle, but the French
withheld assent to some of its pro
ivsions and the Japanese reserved
judgment pending communication
with Tokyo. The subject will be
taken up again with all signs point
ing to a long and interesting discus
sion.
Bars Spheres of Influence.
In brief, the American resolution
would bind the United States, Great
Britain, Japan, France, Italy, Bel
gium, Portugal and the Netherlands
not to seek special spheres of influ
ence in Chiifa nor secure conces
sions or monopolies which would
abridge the principles of equal eco
nomic and commercial opportunity.
China would agree to co-operate in
maintaining that equality, and the
nine powers collectively would au
thorize establishment of a board of
reference to review present and fu
ture concessions to determine wheth
er they conflict with the open door
thus defined.
Except for another inconclusive
session of the Shantung negotiations,
and informal exchanges among the
“big five” regarding the Pacific forti
fications agreement, the meeting of
the Far East committee constituted
the total of conference activities. At
the Shantung conversations the ques
tion of mines was discussed with no
apparent progress and the fortifica
tions problem remained unsolved, de
spite receipt by the Japanese of par
tial instructions from Tokyo.
HOOVER CALLS CONFERENCE
Commerce Department Representa
tives to Plan for Efficiency.
Washington District representa
tives of the Commerce department in
some thirty cities have been called
here for a three day conference with
Secertary Hoover, it was announced
at the department.
Re-organization changes made in
the depatrment include the working
out of plans for providing the most
efficient service to Aemrican busi
ness.
District offices of the bureau of
foreign and domestic commerce in
clude Chicago, New York, St. Louis,
San Francisco and Milwaukee.
CANNIBALISM GRIPS RUSSIA
Parents, Insane From Want of Food,
Devour Children.
Riga—Cannibalism, reported as ex
isting in Samara province by a dele
gate to the ninth congress of the
soviet'three weeks ago, has become
general in the Volga region, accord
ing to today’s Rosta reports. Review
ing the latest reports from the fam
ine districts, the Russian wireless
news service states that cases of
parents going insane and eating their
children are frequently mentioned.
Burying of Yanks with Nooses Denied.
Washington—Former service men
detailed for duty with the American
Graves Registration service in
France denied before a senate inves
tigating committee that the bodies of
soldiers legally put to death in France
were buried with a stub- rope around
the neck and the black cap which had
been placed on them on the gallows.
Tams Bixby, Journalist, Dead.
St. Paul —Tams Bixby, one of the
few Minnesotans to whom there has
been conceded the political power to
“make governors,” editor and sponsor
of large development projects, died in
Kansas City.
U. 8. InvXed to Genoa Parley.
Washington—The invitation for the
United States to participate in the
eocnomic and financial conference at
Genoa was received at the State de
partment from Ambassador Ricci of
Italy.
Los Angeles Rocked by Earth Shocks.
Los Angeles—Severe shocks felt in
many sections of Los Angeles, shat
tering window glass, in some quarters
and shaking frame buildings.
Lillian Russell Special U. S. Agent.
New York —Lillian Russell sailed
for Europe as a special agent for
Uncle Sam, commissioned to look over
the intended immigrants to America
and report to the Secretary of Labor
on her return next spring.
Houghton Acceptable to Berlin.
Washington—Thg German govern
ment has notified the American gov
ernment that Alanson B. Houghton
will be acceptable as ambassador and
the name of Mr. Houghton will be
sent to the Senate this week.
U. 8. Finances Involve $200,000,000,000
Washington —Government financial
operations since the country’s en
trance into the World war involved
more than $200,000,000,000, according
to figures compiled by the treasury,
it was announced.
Burch Jury Disagrees.
Los Angeles—The trial of Arthur C.
Burch of Evanston, HL, charged with
the murder of J. Belton Kennedy near
Los Angeles last August, ended in a
a disagreement of the jury.
’kSideliSHis
Capital Getting to
WASHINGTON— The capital is
the greatest center for dis
semination of news in the world,
according to recent investigations,
which indicate that not less than 500,-
000 words are sent out daily by wire,
radio and mail from the offices of
Washington correspondents. The
amount of publicity material sent out
by the various associations having
headquarters here has not been esti
mated, but it is nothing short of stu
pendous.
What 500,000 w’ords daily means may
be visualized, perhaps, by reducing
Bill to Prohibit
A BILL prohibiting the formation
in congress of blocs, based upon
particular pursuits or geographi
cal locations, for the purpose of “in
any way affecting legislation,” has
been introduced by Representative An
sorge, Republican. Senators and rep
resentatives would be subject to a fine
of $5,000 in case it was proved they
belonged to a bloc.
The bill, which would not Interfere
with regularly convened caucuses of
the majority and minority political
parties, was framed along the Hues of
the Sherman act, prohibiting combina
tions in restraint of trade, Mr. An
sorge said.
The proposed bill was designed, he
explained, to prohibit combinations in
restraint of legislation “which Inher
ently are more dangerous to the coun
try than combination in restraint of
trade.”
“If we are to have an agricultural
bloc why not a manufacturers’ bloc, a
consumers’ bloc, and numerous geo
graphical blocs?” Mr. Ansorge asked.
On the other hand, Senator Capper
Hoover May Be Chosen to Disarm China
HERBERT HOOVER, now secre
tary of commerce, may head an
international commission to dis
arm China. China now has the largest
standing army or group of armies in
any nation in the world. The exact
number of troops is not known even
to the minister oi war in Peking, but
It is estimated to be between 1,500,000
and 2,000,000.
These troops are under various “tu
chums,” or provincial military gov
ernors, who either are only nominally
under Peking or else are in open de
fiance of the Chinese government. The
“tuchuns” levy and collect taxes, force
direct contributions from the Inhab
itants, obtain loans from local bank
ers virtually at the point of a gun,
print and circulate paper money of
their own making, graft and “squeeze”
and wage wars as independent war
Romance of the Red Cross Building
IN APRIL, 1861, when President Lin
coln issued his call for 75,000 vol
unteers, two young men, Francis
Barlow and James A. Scrymser, en
listed in the engineer corps of the
Twelfth New York. At Antietam Ser
geant Barlow was badly wounded, and
his wife, a member of the sanitary
commission, of which the American
Red Cross is a lineal descendant, went
to the battle front that she might be
at his side to nurse him. At Gettys
burg Sergeant Barlow again was
wounded, and this time was left be
hind Confederate lines. At daybreak
one morning, in spite of watchful sen
tries, she succeeded in reaching her
wounded husband and in remaining
with him until he recovered.
This brave and faithful woman died
in 1864, a victim of typhus contracted
in her untiring labors among the sick
and wounded fighting men. To the
heart-broken husband she typified the
splendid spirit of American women in
war time, and shortly before his
death, In 1896, Major General Barlow
predicted, in the presence of his com-
Germany Must Build Zeppelin for U. S.
60 '
UNITED STATES navy men will
fly a giant German dirigible,
which the German government is
to build for this country, from Fried
richshafen to Lakehurst naval station.
The State department was advised in
a cable dispatch from Ambassador
Herrick at Paris of the decision of the
council of ambassadors to require Ger
many, which is under penalty for hav
ing violated the terms of the treaty of
Versailles in destroying zeppelins, to
construct for the United States, with
out any cost whatsoever to America,
an airship of the L-70 type.
The air vessel will be used by the
Be a News Center
that figure to newspaper pages.
Roughly, there are about 1,000 words
in the average newspaper column,
when allowance is made for a head,
and 500 newspaper columns —in theso
days of eight-column newspapers—
would mean a total of pages,
about the size of the Sunday edition
of a typical metropolitan newspaper.
t Just how the 500,000 words are
divided each day among the news
services, correspondents and leased
wires is of Interest. The Washington
correspondents’ total is roughly about
50,000 words a day by wire; the press
associations send another 50,000, for
there are five of these organizations,
carrying 6,000 to 15.000 words each.
The 50 leased wire services undoubted
ly send more than 100,000 words daily,
making a total of 200,000 words tele
graphed from Washington daily.
Mail service is probably equally
heavy, and writers for magazines and
other periodicals who do not deal in
live news probably carry some 100,000
words daily.
Blocs in Congress
/
said the other day in the senate,
among other things:
“Here, Mr. President, is the true
reason why we have a group of men
in congress sometimes called the farm
bloc. Our entire business structure
rests upon the land. The farmer not
only feeds us and clothes us, but is as
a class our best customer. Without
him the railroads would languish, the
steel industry perish. Unless the
farmer and the farm industry prosper,
no other industry can. This is the task
these representatives and senators
from the agricultural states feel they
have cut out for them.”
lords while Peking looks on in utter
helplessness.
Members of the Chinese delegation
here admit little can be done toward
getting China back on her feet until
these “paper tigers” are destroyed.
The most powerful among the “tu
chuns” do not hesitate to wring funds
from the Peking government, when
there is any money to wring, and
openly dictate to the president and his
cabinet.
China cannot demobilize the armies
of the “tuchuns” alone, so it has been
advanced in conference circles that
the Pacific powers, Including China,
should get together in the matter.
It is proposed that a disarmament
commission be named and that the
sum of $50,000,000 be loaned to China
as a demobilization fund. Secretary
of Commerce Hoover is mentioned as
chairman off this commission.
Representatives of the commission
would work with the Chinese govern-
ment and aid in the work of disarm
ing the “tuchun” armies. Soldiers
would be demobilized, given back pay
—they are in most cases many months
in arrears —and a small bonus and
sent back to their home provinces.
There they would be put to work on
much-needed public works —highways,
railroads, canal widening and the like.
rade-in-arms, Captain Scrymser, that
one day a grateful nation would rear
to the memory of the heroic women of
both the North and the South a splen
did tribute.'
In 1911 Captain Scrymser secured
for the project the indorsement of the
New York commandery of the Mili
tary Order of the Loyal Legion. It
was his suggestion also that the pro
posed building be made the home of
the American Red Cross. Congress ap
propriated $400,000 for the purpose
and the *und of SBOO,OOO necessary
was completed by private donations.
American navy exclusively for experi
ments which will show the possibili
ties of commercial aeronautics and
commercial aviation in the United
States. It will.not be devoted to any
military or naval use, and cannot be
included, according to naval authori
ties, In the armament of this country.
The L-70 for this country will be
about 600 feet in length. It will be a
dirigible of "70,000 cubic meters, or
two and one half million cubic feet.
It’s home In this country will be the
Lakehurst naval station, which was
built for the ZR-2.
Article 198 of the treaty of Versailles
forbade Germany to keep any zeppe
lins. Under article 202 Germany was
required, when the treaty came into
effect, to deliver all her dirigibles that ♦
could either take the air, or that were
being built, or that could be assembled,
to the allied and associated powers.
When the time arrived for the dis
tribution of the dirigibles, it was
found that on June 23, 1919, Germany
had destroyed five zeppelins and on
July 25 she destroyed two more.

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