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AND DAILY UNION. JXTY-NINTH YEAH. NO. 139. WEDNESDAY MARCH 81; 1920 TWENTY PAGEST PRICE FIVE CENTS. n m m rum Ml IT J mm WW LJVi nrnnr IT JX Ebert Ruhr RADICALS FACE DEFEAT, BUT THREATEN DRASTIC RAID ON MINES, PLANTS Ordered to Advance When Time for Work ers to Give Up Arms Expires Food Supply Is Scarce. Busseldorf, March 80. (By the Associated Press.) The rev . stationary leaders In the Ruhr district have been in secret sem ilog virtually uninterrupted for 36 hoars, and at 6 o'clock tonight were slill trying to And sonic way out of the corner into which Most of them feel they have been driven by the government's easnres. , .Most of the leaders admit drfeat, bat many of them are de flared to be resolved to pursue a course of sabotage with regard , h the mines, and possibly one oi destruction of the factories if the relchwehr really advance upon them, as was threatened in the government's ultimatum. TIGHTEN 1 rtOD BAX. ' There has been a sudden tightening of the food restrictions In the Itnhr area, which had been relaxed for a time by the work, lagmen's governing bodies. Some of the hotels are refusing to teeept guests, even for room accommodations alone, for fear they Bight be obliged to feed the nets comers. .No disorders have occurred in connection with the food re strictions or the other revolutionary measpres. while the com nnlsls announce they have released 250 members of the reiclis wehr, whom they had held as prisoners. The general situation as regards the strike was unchanged this evening. The Krnpp plants, which are declared to be turn big out munitions for the red army, are said to be the only ones operation. Borlln, March 31. Government ips In the Ruhr-region have u pushed forward, the - time i alt fixed in the ultimatum from j V government to the workers I lire having been reached, says a Uipatch to the Abendblad. Confidence in the government's fNcUrations has been voted by the usian assembly, which has Iced its approval of steps taken the recent past by the cabinet Removal of the Erhardt naval ,de which took part in the Iljpist revolt of March 13, from Sberitz, has been prevented be lt of opposition froui railway . kn in the Altona d f I French Say in the Altona district. Say o." arls, March 31. The request of German government that it be JBinitted to send troops to the X district in the neutral zone the German border has been t wubu oy in guveruuieui ui Ultttce. Conversations over - the German West have been in progress be ien Premier Millerand and Dr. to Mayer, the German charge rtffaires in Paris. M. Millerand Wttrday indicated he would give is German charge an early reply W It was handU to Dr. von May it todsy. Strikes Sporadic. Berlin, March 31. All interest tatty centered upon the crisis in Ruhr region. The general ufte movement, however, has bro- M out at only a few places, such HBochum and Elberfeld, so far as fli early advices showed. The Vos he Zeitung reports the passage numerous workmen's troops jibtoiga Elberfield, some of them rntag north to reinforce the troops lumdy at the front, while some 'Hers, who have been disbanded, 1 trying to make their way home fJke general strike at Hagen bas been called off. In Dussel- JJ'jt 200 revolutionists evacuated 'town hall, it is stated, as the JWt of negotiations with the au Witles there. I 1 Counter Strike. fUilway officials and Christian fl workers in the strike region ( begun a counter strike IJWnst the spartacans, according unessages from the district. 'I report from the military head ITters of the rebels at Muenster Jji the government's ultimatum JJJ keen generally disregarded by "insurgents. Attacks on the "them part of th i fronLare con ing and reinforcements have I brought up tor the insurgents' v.report ,rom tne Bu""' in the region, says that up to Tues Morning there were no gov ?nt troops south of the river which runs in a westerly ! krtion trough Westphalia well the north of Essen. -but that FH patrols of regulars .had sed the Lippe to Dorten. 13 s nonh of Essen. Tuesday. I rebels, however, were report J have blown up the Lippe Ige. and according to a sparta ' report, the regulars at Dorten defeated. I Socialists Defiant, rlln. March 31. Leaders of the Socialist parties here have sn ultimatum to the govern- requesting that It respect the Weld convention and immedi :Rushes to ately suspend alt military meas ures in the Ruhr -valley. " ' The government is given until 8 o'clock Thursday afternoon' to ac cept or reject this request. EXPECT FINAL SUFF VOTE IN MISS. TODAY Jackson, Miss.; March 31. Rati fication of the federal woman suf frage amendment will be takej up late today by the house of the Mis sissippi state . legislature. Speak er Connor, after conferring with house leaders, announced he was willing to Lave :he ratification res olution, passed yesterday by the senate, bnught up tor direct ac tion without reference to commit tee. Suffs Seek 37 States. Washington, March 31. Suf frage forces will not slacken their efforts until 37 states have ratified the suffrage amendment, the na tional woman's party announced today', so that the coming into force of the amendment will not be delayed should the supreme court hold to be valid the provision of the Ohio state constitution permit--ting a referendum on all amend-, meuts. Immediate 'otice. Irrespective of the action now before the court, tie state depart ment is expected to issue the proc lamation of ratification as soon as notice v- been received from the thirty-sixth state that the legisla ture has taken favorable action. 50 PER CENT GAIN IN MAYWOOD, ILL Washington, March 31. Popula tion statistics announced today by the census bureau included: iHarrisburg, Pa., 75,917. an in crease of 11,731, or 18.3 per cent over 1910. Oshkosh, Wis., 33,162, an increase of 100. or 0.3 ner cent. Peru, Ind., 12,561, an increase of 1,651, or 15.1 per cent " Grand Rapids, Wis.. 7.243, in crease of 722,-or 11.1 per cent. Maywood, 111., 12,072, increase 4,' 039, or 50.3 per cent over 1910. MARTENS HEARING HELD IN SECRET t Washington, March 31. Hearings on the warrant for the deportation of Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, Rus sian soviet representative in the United States, began at the depart ment of labor today behind closed doors. Such bearings usually are open. Immigration Inspector A. P. Shell of Ellis. Island, N. Y., is conduct ing the proceedings and a brief was submitted by the department of jus tice asking for Martens' deporta tion. The soviet agent was repre sented by former Senator Hard wick of Georgia. Troop Compel ELGIN MAKING OVER CITY IN STORM DEBRIS Sow and Larger Edifices to Re place Those Wrecked by Twis ter at Loss of $3,000,000. Elgin, 111., March 31. Recon struction of buildings razed by Sunday's tornado in which seven people were killed, scores injured and property damaged to the ex tent of more than $3,000,000, is progressing as rapidly as the army of hundreds of volunteers can clear away the debris to make way for carpenters and builders. On the sites of several of the ruined buildings will be erected larger, and more modern structures. To Rebuild Theatre. The Grand theatre, where two lives were lost, will be entirely re built. The Congregational and Baptist churches, which were also the scenes of fatalities are being razed preparatory to rebuilding. Eight other churches damaged in the storm will be ready for Easter services. The Selz-Schwab shoe plant will be in operation next week. The building is to be replaced in its former size. Expect Light Today. The city was still in darkness last night, but power and light wires were being replaced rapidly today. Military guard was re moved yesterday. A public meeting was called for this afternoon to arrange for re lief for tho flftyv Jamiliea ? whose homes were- destroyed. . Fred Anderson, c'.'.f fireman, was probably, fatally injured this morn ing when a cable broke while t ark men were trying to vull' down the damaged spire of the First Meth odist Episcopal church. He was struck in the bead with a pulley and his skull fractured. Another Accident. ' Another reconstruction accident was that of Fred Peterson, who escaped when his house was wrecked Sunday, but who fell from a ladder while making repairs. He is in a hospital in a serious con dition. ' FLOODS RISE AT LA CROSSE La Crosse, Wis., March 31. The flood situation became more ser ious in LaCrosse today. The water rose a half foot in 24 hours, the stage this morning being 13.8. with in 2 inches of the high mark of 1888. LaCrosse is practically cut off from communication with th; surrounding country north, west and south of the city except by main , lines of railroads. Fritz Coede. a workman on a government barge at Fountain City, was the first victim of tho flood. His body has not been recovered. M'ADOO SAYS HE IS NOT CANDIDATE Washington, March 31 William G. McAdoo, former secretary of the treasury, replying today to the questionnaire of "labor," the rail road . brotherhoods' publication, says be is not a candidate for the Democratic nomination for presi dent, and that his campaign is not financed because "there is no cam paign for "me." LATE BULLETINS Kew Terk, March SI A ten. tative contract was approved today at a meeting of a sub committee ef bituminous coal operators and workers appoint ed to negotiate a new wage agreement; and It was consid ered later by tae general scale committee, Paris, March 31. The break ing out of a revelation all over Turkey, except in Constantino ple, directed against the allies, is reported by the PeSter-Lloyd . ef Budapest, according to a dispatch from Basle to the For ier Agency here. St. Louis, Mas March L The United Shoe Machinery company of Massachusetts was enjoined by Judge Trieber in the rafted States district coart here today from enforcing any f the lease classes in con tracts made before the passage f the Clayton anti-trnst act in 1911. , s Into durrend DEATH TOLL OF TWISTER PUT AT 164 Relief Funds for Sufferers Grow as Rebuilding Is Begun. Chicago, Marc SL Recon struction work at Melrose Park, where 10 people were killed in Sunday's tornado, was halted this morning when the volunteer workers struck for 7 cents an hour. Charles J. Wolf, president of the Tillage board, who enlisted the volunteer workers Monday, refused their demand and ap pealed to the Chicago bnilding trades to give their service Saturday afternoon and Sun day. Chicago, March 31. Districts of the middle west and south swept by tornadoes Sunday with i loss of 164 lives were recovering rap idly today d rebuilt homes and buildings began to rise 'from the wreckage. Committees were organized to care for the thousands of home less and injured, and funds were being raised for relief and recon struction work. ' . Property Damage. 'Jtoperty' loss was estimated to day at from $10,000,000 to $15,000, 000. With wire communication" re stored and reports from practically all isolated regions, it was believed that the death list would not be materially changed. Public funerals for the tornado victims were held in a number of communities today. JNew Death List. The list of dead by states fol lows: Indiana, 37. . Illinois, 27. Ohio, 30. Michigan, 12. Georgia, 38. Alabama, 17. . Nebraska, 1. Missouri, 1. Wisconsin, 1. Belief Funds Grow. While the hundreds of homeless were temporarily housed in the wrecked districts of Chicago and suburbs, campaigns for relief funds totaling several hundreds of dol lars were opened and collections were authorized at public meetings and in schools and churches.. RUSS SOVIET TO MEET POLES FOR PARLEY APRIL 10 Warsaw, March 31. (By the As sociated Press.) Willingness to commence peace negotiations with Poland on April 10, and proposals tor an armistice over the entire front are contained in the reply of the Rusian soviet government to the Polish note of March 27, which was received here this morning. The soviet note suggests that the peace conference be held in a neu tral state,' preferably Esthonia, in stead of Borisov, as proposed by nte roles. The Weather Unsettled weather tonight and Thursday. Probably thunderstorms. Colder Thursday. Shifting gale. Highest yesterday, 66; lowest last night, 52. Wind Telocity, 10 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp.... 62 62 63 Wet bulb temp... 49 49 46 Rel. humidity 35 38 67 River stage. 1L3; no change in the last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER, Meteorologist. Daily River Bulletin. Change Stage. 24 hrs. St Paul 13.4 0.1 Red Wing 12.7 0.1 La Crosse :.13.8 o.S Dubuque 12.4 0.6 LeClaire 7.9 ' 0.0 Davenport 11.3 0.0 River forecast The Mississinni will reach or exceed the flood stage within the next week or 10 days at au points Between Dubuque and Muscatine. Approximately th fol lowing maximum stages are now indicated: Clinton, about 17 feet April 8; LeClaire. about 15 feet April 9: Davenport, about 15 feet Aprti 9: Muscatine, about 16.1 feet April 10. All threatened property e noma oe removed or protected. er EXPECT PACT WILL GO BACK TO THE SENATE Resolution Can't End War and New Confer ence Impossible. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington. D. C March 31. The treaty of Versailles, which lies in state at the White bouse, will shortly be sent back to the senate or else foreign governments will be notified that the United States re grettfully withdraws from the ob ligations signed by her peace com missioners at Paris, as well as the terms of the armistice and must ask for a reassembling of the peace conference and the negotiation of a new treaty. These alternatives are being con sidered. But the chances are that the first alone will be followed, for no matter how bitter the party strife, it is inconceivable that the president would confess to the rest of the world the humiliating fact that the United States doesn't in tend to live up to the pledges she made during the war; namely to cooperate with the rest of the al lied powers in the enforcement of the terms of peace. Begins to Crystallize. The situation here following the temporary defeat of the treaty 10 days ago is just beginning to crys tallize. For a time it seemed as if the executive branch of the govern ment would do nothing but watch the efforts of congress to make peace by joint resolution. But it begins to look now as' if at the psychological moment possibly when the joint resolution is up lor passage or has been vetoed by the Twrniilrtit ttir fratY V" be sent back to the senate.' T order to get at the viewpoint c the administra tion J the writer asfta a member of the Cabinet to give his interpreta tion of the present status of the treaty. He said 'It is not up to the proponents of the treaty to say . what shall - be done.' Say what you please about the personnel of the peace commis sion, it is a fact that they were duly appointed by the constitutionally authorized executive and they were fully emnowered to negotiate a (Continued oa Page Fourteen.) STOCKYARDS TIEUP TO GET AID FROM I). S. Union Asks Federal Help After Alschnler Turns Down Mediation Plea, Chicago, March 31. Federal me diators were called in today in an attempt to settle the strike of 900 union employes of the Lnion stock yards, and Transit company as production of meat m tne great Chicaeo necking nianu nearea a standstill. Trading in livestock virtually had ceased as the result of an em bargo on livestock shipments and packing companies officials pre dicted a shutdown of their plants within several days it the strike continued. Union Anneals to U. S. Two mediators from the United States department of labor, it was announced, would arrive today to take a hand in composing differ ences of the companies and the employes. The union appealed to the department after Federal Judge Alschuler refused to act as an ar bitrator, while the men remained out Union officials declared the men would not return to work until their demands for wage increase of from $30 to $45 a month were i granted and one official said that if the strike was not settled soon livestock handlers in yards throughout the country would be called out The men receive from $00 to $130 a month, union officials said. Stock Diverted. Livestock shipments to Chicago were being diverted to other mar kets of nearby feeding stations to day. Meat prices are rising. No pork was offered in today's market May lard rose from $20.72 at yester day's close to $20.00 today; July went from $21.52 to $21.70. Stock handlers in other packing centers will be called out if the strike is not settled sooa, accord ing to one union official. WOOD AT SPBDSGFIELD. Springfield, 111.. March 51. Ma jor General Leonard Wood will open his campaign for the vote at the Illinois preferential presiden tial primary Tuesday. April 13, with an address hare Monday, Aprils. Mary Pickford Weds V Douglas Fairbanks Month After Divorce DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS. Los Angeles, March 31. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks were secretly married here Sunday night. The wedding took place at the home of Rev. J. Whitcomb Broughet, who performed the cere mony. The marriage license was issued Friday by License Clerk "Cupid" Sparks, who kept the matter a se cret until news of the wedding of New Debate Started Onl.&R. Proposal Springfield, 111., March 31. The advisability of incorporating an in itiative and referendum article in the new constitution being written by Illinois' basic law legislators was debated on the floor of the convention, today by Dean Eugene Davenport of the University of Illi nois and Delegate Willard M. Mc Ewen of Chicago. Dean Davenport was the first speaker on a program which bad been arranged for opponents of in itiative and referendum proposals to present their arguments. Dele gate McEwen is the SSthor of an initiative and referendum proposal. Trusts Public Opinion. The university professor said he would trust in intelligent public opinion expressed on any legisla tion which might be initiated or brought to a referendum. He de IRISH HOME RULE PASSES 2ND READING London, March 31. The house of commons passed the second read ing of the Irish home rule bill to day. The vote was 348 to 94. Sir Edward Carson, the Ulster Unionist leader, was one of the first speakers when the commons resumed consideration of the bill. He declared he wished to reiterate his opposition to the whole policy of home rule for Ireland. Holds Bill Menace. Sir Edward said he never had be lieved in it, and did not believe in it now. He believed it would be disastrous to both Ireland and England. Sir Edward argued there was no alternative to the union, except separation. Therefore, he said, he could take no responsibility for the scheme. Sir Edward declared he would not vote for the bill, but would not do anything to prevent the bill becoming a law. Slayer ot All Irish. Referring to the assassinations in Ireland, Sir Edward asserted he did. not believe it was bis own countrymen who were in these as sassinations. He believed they were committed by ill-conditioned men from America, who had come back here to carry on propaganda which was going on in America, i and which the British people never took the slightest trouble to an swer. MANY TRADES CALL STRIKES Springfield, III- March 3L Strikes have been called effective here tomorrow by the painters, teamsters and building trades la borers' unions, following refusal of employers to comply with demands for increased wages. A strike of motion picture machine operators ha been postponed tor one week pending negotiations and plasterers will remain at work, their demands for $10 for an eight-hour day hav ing been granted. The painters have presented a demand for an increase from 70 cents to $1.00 an hour, the team ster for $4.00 for an eight-hour day from the present rate ef $3.00 and the bnilding trade laborers for SO cents an hour, their present pay ranging from S5 cent to 0 cents an hour. MART PICKFORD. the popular film actors leaked out last night. The license gave their names as Gladys Mary Moore, and D. Elton Fairbanks. Strenuous efforts were made to keep the affair a secret, but it was too big. Some one talked, and last night Los Angeles buzzed i with news of the wedding. It occurred just 28 days after Miss Pickford secured . her divorce from Owen Moore at Minden, N'ev. clared, however, it was impossible for the public in many cases to ! form intelligent opinions of pro posed legislation. ! Delegate McEwen asked if it was possible for the voters to form imore intelligent opinions as to can- jdidates than on legislation. The pruiessur smu oe ueuevea u was possible. Anlis Heard From. Others who spoke against the in itiative and referendum following Dean Davenport were D. O. Thomp son of Chicago, secretary of the Illinois Agricultural association; C. V. Gregory, editor of the Prairie Farmer, and Felix J. Streyckman of Chicago. The convention will hold another public bearing tomorrow for pro ponents of proposals favoring home rule of downstate municipal utili ties. DANES NAME TUESDAY FOR GENT STRIKE Copenhagen, March 31. A general strike will go into ef fect throughout Denmark on Tuesday next, following the re jection by King Christian and the new ministry of an offer by the trades unions to fnmNh a compromise in the political cri sis, if the riisdag was convened immediately. Compromise Offered. Copenhagen, March 31. Offers by responsible trade unionists of a compromise by which a general strike might be averted if the rigs dag is called tcgetJ .r immediately, have not been accepted by King Christian and the Danish ministry, and a general strike throughout Denmark seems ' inevitable this morning. All classes of the population are hoarding food, petroleum, candles and water. No serious trouble has devloped as yet as the police have been able to disperse hostile street crowds. Join l.r Strike. Independent Socialists are join ing the Majority Socialists in de manding a- general strike. The Liebe ministry has issued an ap peal to the population saying it will resign as soon as elections are over and the new rigsdag has met ADMIRAL FISKE RAPS DANIELS Washington, March 31. The navy was unprepared for war in 1017 because of the "mental and tem peramental characteristics of the man at its head and of the policy be pursued as the result of those characteristics." Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiske, retired, declared today before the senate committee investigating the navy's conduct of the war. . ' "To prevent unpreparedness in the future," Admiral Fiske said, "the most important step is for the public to insist that . the man at the head of the navy shall be im bued with the spirit of the navy, highly educated, open minded and acquainted with the principles on which naval preparedness is based and by following which prepared ness can ha secured." r AGREES TO RUN IF HE ISWANTEI Invites O. O. P. to Choose Him on Treaty, Eco- j nomic Issues. i San Francisco, Cal., March 31. Herbert Hoover has placed himself before Republicans of the country, an avowed candidate for the presi dential nomination, though a re ceptive one only. In a telegram to the Hoover Re publican club of California, be an nounced last night that recent de velopments in the peace treaty sit uation "stagnation" in adjustment of the country's economic problems and urgent representations con cerning the situation in California had impelled bim to "confirm the action my Republican friends havo already taken without consulting me." Xot Seeking Honor. . ' The former food administrator reiterated his declaration that he would not seek the nomination, de claring he would only accept it "if it is felt the issues necessitated it and it is demanded of me." Classi fying himself s "naturally affiliat ed with the independent element of the Republican party." he declared as precedent to his support of that party in the coming campaign It must adopt a "forward looking, lib eral, constructive platform on the treaty and on our economic Issues, propose measures for sound busi ness administration of the country, "be neither reactionary nor radical in its approach to our great domes tic Questions." "and be backed by men who assure consummation of these policies." . For Treaty With Leagve. ; I Mr. Hoover declared for adop tion of the peace treaty, including th8 League of Nations covenant,, with reservations "safeguarding American tradition and interests," as opposed to the extreme view against any league at all. He as serted be stood as far from Presi dent Wilson's "extreme position on participation in purely European affairs" as he did from complete rejection of the league. FARM JOBS TO1 1 STORM VICTIMS Chicago, March 31. Governor Lynn J. Frazter of North Dakota has telegraphed Mayor William Hale Thompson and Governor Frank O. Lowden offering to find places for victims of Sunday's tor nadoes in North Dakota farms. Tenant farms, whose homes were wiped out in the storm, can obtain work immediately in North Dakota, the messages say. John N. Hagen, state commis sioner of labor and chairman of the North Dakota industrial com mission, is being sent to Chicago by Governor Frazier to cooperate with the relief organizations here. WHOLESALE MILK AT ELGIN IS CUT 15 CENTS PER 100 Elgin. 111., March 31. A reduc tion of 15 cents a hundred pounds , in the wholesale price of milk was announced by Charles H. Potter, manager of the Cooperative Market ing company, here this morning. ' A compromise price of $2.75 for April was reached after the roar-; keting company, which handles all ! milk of the producers of northern : Illinois, nortnern Indiana and ' southern WUnonsin, bad asked $2.90 and the condensing compan ies had offered $2.40. The March price is $2.90. , MISSISSIPPI HELD 36TH FOB SUFFS Jackson, Miss.. March 31. With ! Governor Russell appearing per sonally before the house to urge that body to concur in the action of the senate yesterday, in voting to , ratify the federal constitutional ; suffrage amendment, supporters of tbat measure today were optimistic and predictions were freely made j that Mississippi would be the 36th state to act favorably oa the amendment. BONLLLAS SHOT m RIOT, REPORT San Antonio, Texas, March 31. Advices received here from Laredo state tbat Ygnacio Bonillas, Mexi can ambassador to tbe United States, and a -candidate for the Mexican presidency, was wounded I yesterday in rioting at Mexico City, according to a wireless report picked up last night by tho Fortj Mcintosh station. i C i ii