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AND D AILY UNION.
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SBTY-MNTH YEAR NO. 167.
associated hus leased wue. ,. WEDNESDAY APRIL 21, 1920 --FOURTEEN PAGES. d pk iii' wire.
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Tornado
EARLY NEBRASKA COUNT
PUTS JOHNSON IN LEAD;
BRYAN SETTING PACE
Senator Leads Wood, Pershing by a Comfortable
Margin in 132 Out of 1,819 Precincts Bryan
Gains and May Finish Second.
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Hiram Johnson held his lead as ;hc
fcaliots in Tuesday's presidential
primary were slowly being tallied j
today. With 432 precincts out of
1,849 heard from, he had polled j
11.(118 rotes of 12.752 for Leonard
Wood, anil 7,:'.09 for General John
j, Pershing.
The contest for delrgate-at-larga
cd the Democratic ticket furnished
He most interest this morning.
While one of
William Jennings !
Bran's delegates wa3 running 1
third tn the field of eight; Bryan
dropped back to seventh position
when 408 precincts had been count
ed. Political observers call atten
tion to the fact, however, that while
' Bryan lost Douglas county he was
funning second outside of the
tgiinty and the race promises to be
ilose.
Bryan vs. Hitchcock.
The vote of 408 precincts stood;
Hitchcock delegates:
Villi. YlXii.
Sha'lenhenr, 12,03.V.
JifMe. 819.
IcNeny, 9,3b.
Bryan delegates:
Stephens. 10,05.
tor;. 9,351.
Bryan. 9,313,
TiMas, 8o.
Governor McKelvie continued to
taiii Adam McMullen in the Repub
lican gubernatorial contest.
Gubernatorial Eace.
In tue Democratic race for gov
ernor, with 404 precincts tabulated
ttorehead had 7,309 and Clark, his
earest opponent 3.544.
lor naiional committeeman on i
the Republican side, R. B. Howell
ld McCloud with 395 precincts
lecrd from 17.84 to 12,637.
Arthur Mullen was leading
Thompson for Democratic national
tommitteeman but this race like
Wise promises to be close.
, Few votes had been counted on
k?Tl Rennnlican delpeatn-ut-larep
Y.. v ; : . ,"'.7,
voie, but in these few, the Wood
io'.egates were leading, returns
Ihowed, although all of them, with
lie exception have pledged to vote
lor the preferential choice.
AKRON POPULATION
SHOWS GAINJDF 201
PER CENT SINCE 1910
Washington, April 21. The cen
lua bureau today announced the
following 1920 population results:
Wichita, Kan., 72,128; increase
"g or S7.5 per cent.
Akron, Ohio. 208,435, increase
lines 1910, 139,368, or 201.S per
". ,
Mansfield, O.. 27,824.
Wellston, Ohio, 6.6S7.
pelavr&re, Ohio, S.75S.
"creases since 1910:
Mansfield, 7.056 or 34.0:.
Decreases since 1910: Wellston,
or 2.7; Delaware, 320 or 3.5.
CUDAHY AGENT
i HELD IN DRIVE
ON PROFITEERS
New York, April 21. The fourth
K5t in a fou- Hiva rtf UsAnlrtvn !
Miagers of big packing houses for
k Pronieering came today
tT H- Saunders, manager
iru Cudany Packing company,
m taken into custody charging
selling fresh hinds and ribs
" at excexivo nnr
I, '.i'c pilots.
l was allPfrPfl ho cnlrl 9t ni MntD !
I k 1 ? similar to that which
Hot. u b6fore he nad so,d at -9
i. iV P'eaaed not guilty ana
h7i" ,n -.500 bail for exam-
May 5.
SETTLE
RTTS3TA TC !
ttUfcOlAJN ,
)E BY PARLEY !
TRADE BY PARLEY
LMf. April ll.-Audrew Bonar
Bovernment spokesman,
of 0 "JUPstions in the house
. TOttlmons tnriav runinUn. Ik.
As lew. ons witn the Russian trade
iil!?tion Copenhagen, said pre-
Wtwt, SCUSfions nad occurred I committee was elected to act as
latiiJ t!le aeleSatoi'1 and repre- j temporary chairman , of the San
otuirt! t of lhe 8uPren economic ' Francisco convention and deliver
sonlii l i' 1 tQat further progress! the keynote address.
UvL, ,1 be made Pending consid- . - -
the allied governments ! ONE-THIRD KANSAS - -.
.lOMtioaa ra seri hv ih. .ii.n 7 . -
et.
ptANSEIaECT
DEMOCRATIC CHIEF
- ,
" P, "rlens, La.. April 21. John I
i,tiier' Democrat, was elected
rar of Louisiana
Deaths
ADJUSTMENT OF
RAIL TROUBLES
MAY TAKE LONG
5Iav Be Months Before SeHmMit
Is Reached by Strikers and Fn.
, ions (More Kail Labor Board.
Washington, April 21. The pos
sibility of - several months' delay
in the settlement of the wage de
mands of the 2,000,000 railroad
workers developed today during
discussions between representa
tives of the railroads and the
Brotherhoods before the railroad
labor board when hearings on the
demands were resumed.
E. T. Whittier. chairman of the
wage commission of the Associa
tion of Railway executives, said
considerable time would bo re
quired for the roads to gather nec
essary data to place before the
board and that answers to a ques
tionnaire sent out by his associa
tion could not be obtained under
three months.
Says Roads Had Time. -
L. E. Sheppard. president of the
Condutcors' Brotherhood, declared
that since the dispute had been
pending 16 months, the roads had
had time in which, to gather all
necessary information.
Declaring that the roads could
delay settlement of the dispute by
12 months. W. N. Doak, vice presi
dent of the Brotherhood of Rail
way Trainmen, said every month's
delay meant the saving of millions
of dollars by the roads. He warn-
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. .. , .
settling tne wage question wouia
add to the unrest among the rail-
road workers. '
Chairman Barton declared that
the board would expedite matters:
as quickly as possible and that the
hearings would continue for the
present uninterruptedly. S. W.
Heberling, president of the Switch
men's Union of North Ameirca, will
present the demands of that organ
ization tomorrow.
To Parley Questionnaires.
Before adjourning the board de
cided to take under advisement the
suggestions that the railroads send
out questionnaires as to the effects
of the proposed wage increases on
operating expenses.
Spokesmen for the Brotherhoods
contended that the question of
costs was for the interstate com
merce commision to decide and
that the board should consider the
demands only on the basis of the
increase in the cost of living.
- Request for an immediate hear
ing was filed with the board by E.
H. Fitzgerald, president of the
Brotherhood and Steamship Clerks.
Freieht Handlers, Express and
Station employes, 'h0 said early
essary to curb restlessness among
nf hia nrfranizatinn
the men of his organization.
SPRING HAS COME;
LANDIS SHEDS HIS
FOOTWEAR IN PARK
t;meago. Apru a. oyrme wuo
. - . : i . V ic mnrnln.
when Judge Kenesaw Mountain
Landis went barefoot in Lincoln
Park.
Arriving late at his office, the
Judge explained that he spent the
morninc at the parK, naming ma
feet in the waters of Lake Michigan
1" ln.7f in tne guanine, as
f.n J?. nlro
lazy as a Georgia negro.
CUMMNGS DEMO
POW WOW SPEAKER
-'Viioff AnHl 21 Homer Cum-
miuss of'the Democratic national
MINERS WAUi. UAUJS.
V -.. -Pittsburg.
K, April 21. -About
one-third of tha tansas coal miners
were working I 'y, reversing the
report of operf jm for yesterday.
it was announLat the headquar-
'ters of the CoalOperators'
linn this mornina. ,
associa
tion this morning.
Reach
GERMANY ASKS
EXTRA 100,000
FOR HER ARMY
Implores Allta t (.rent Doable
Military Strength to Maintain
" Order Against Unrest.
Paris, April 21. Germany has
asked the inter-allied conference at
Sac Reuio to increase from 100,000
to 200.000 men the standing army
provided for Germany by the terms
of the treaty of Versailles. "
The request was contained in a
note handed to the French foreign
office last evening with the demaJd
that it be sent to the supreme
council at San Remo. -
The note set forth that an in
creased force was necessary for
the maintenance of order in the
interior and that, furthermore, the
army would not accept an order
for its dissolution.
Forres Applied for.
The note further requests that
Germany be allowed to retain the
entire framework of the active
armv - 11 Proposes that the forces
she is permitted to maintain be di
vided as follows:.
Twelve divisions of ' infantry,
with a complement of artillery;
Three divisions of cavalry; . .
Five special bri;
TirteR. mmiMlKl ,
ettcu ui iwo regimeais qj lniantry
i. -r .
and two groups of artiilerv. I
The note also asks for one bat
talion of. heavy artillery- for each
division of infantry, 160 airplanes
divided into eight groups and four
special companies of troops for rail
way work.
Two Other ?iOtcs.
Two other. German, notes" were
handed to the foreign office at the
same time. The first referred to
the disbandment of the civic guards i
as demanded by the allies. Ger
many on April 19 presented this
note, announcing the decision to
disband the guards.--to General
Nollet, bead of the allied commis
sion of control in Berlin, and it
already has been. made public.
The second note embodies ' re
quests that the reichswehr force in
the neutral force should be fixed
according to the. number of men
instead of the number of units, and
that Germany be allowed to have
11 batteries of artillery instead of
two in the neutral zone.
HOUSE WOMEN
AIDES PUT ON
SHOCK 'OVIES'
Washington, April 21. The staid
house of representatives was given
a touch of jazs today by six young
women secretaries who enrolled as
I the newest recruits ir Represen
tative Upshaw's "overalls" Urig
ade. Appearing,, in blue denim trous
ers, the bottoms ot which were
rolled well, up above .their high
heeled pumps, the young women
created something of a sensation
and had a large following as they
tripped gaily along the corridors.
The drabness of the uniforms was
relieved by multi-folored silk
waists and silk stockings.
"It's a horrifying spectable,"
chorused a dozen Daughters of the
American Revolution, as their
sightseeing trip through the big
office building was interrupted by
the crowds : following the young
secretaries.
X. T. to Parade.
New York, April 21. New York's
big overall parade next Saturday
will be given a national flavor by
the presence in the line ot march
of delegates from other cities hav
ing overall clubs it was announced
today. ., , .... .
Expansion of the parade , plans
followed the arrival here yester
day of J. Newton Bairker, a vol
unteer marcher from Savannah,
Ga. The Cheese club committee in
charge of the demonstration, de
cided to extend invitations to all
overall clubs to send delegates. .
Cops faT Dentan. .
Police Commissioner Enright has
promised tne committee a platoon
of overall clad policemen to lead
the march, provided Mayor Hylan
promised the committee a platoon
will sanction temporary doffing of
regulation police attire.
PALMER LEADING
GEORGIA PRIMARY
RACE WITH WATSON
Atlanta, Ga., April 21. Latest un
official returns from yesterday's
state Democratic presidential pref
erence primary, gave Attorney Gen
eral A. Mitchell . Palmer . 48 coun
ties with 140 votes in the state con
vention; Thomas E. Watson,- 50
counties with 120 votes, and Sen
ator Hoke Smith 42 counties with
100 votes. ' - -
There are a total of 384 conven
tion votes in the 155 counties of the
state, leaving 15 counties v'ta 24
votes yet to be reported. . . .
155
3 SOUTHERN
STATES HIT
BY TWISTER
Alabama,) Tennessee and
Mississippi Feel Sting
of Death Wind.
Rirmlmrbam. Ala- April 21.
Revised reports today from the
tornado stricken areas at .Mis
sissippi, Alabama and Tennes
see, placed the number of fatal
ities resulting from yesterday's
storm at 155, nine less than
first reported today. The latter
reports told of hundreds injured
and estimated the property
damage at more than fS.WMt.tM..
Communication with the stricken
areas was being gradually restored i
today. but latest reports did not
add to the death roll.
Appeals for aid were received
frommany smalltown and settle-
ments and Ked cross relief, parties
were being organized at many .
nniirt. tn nm.M .nl t.nt. inti .
:.
tne storm-swept districts.
The greatest havoc wrought by
I" V einrm ennasantlv tt- a in' Wa
three Alabama counues north of i
this place The tornado apparent-'
ly struck first at Guin, All and
thrn..h nr.fhrr,
Alabama, eastern Mississippi ' and
southern Tennessee, where its force
was spent. . .
x " Farms Devastated.
The .storm apparently centered
in the rich farming belt lyin
around Bay Springs, Jasper coun
ty; Miss., and moved northwest;
over the remainder, of the state to
vent its fury upon the extreme
northwestern tier of counties in
Alabama before moving into Ten
nessee. -V , , .
All reports agree as to the-extreme
velocity .of the wind which
leveled everything in its path. .In
ana near Meridian, many persons
lost their lives, wLile 16 employes
at a lumber camp in Neshoba coun-
ty were killed in the destruction
of the camp structures.
Toll in Mississippi.
The deaths of Mississippi al
ready reported totaled US. Of
these Aberdeen and Meridian bad.
21 each; Rose Hill, 6; Bay Springs,'
7; Glenn, 10; Igomar, 6; Stark
ville, 6; Neshoba county, 16; Wins
ton county, 5; and others scat
tered. Alabama reported 45 "dead, of
whom 20 were in Marion county
and 13 in Killingworth Core. The
others were scattered. Only three
knawn dead were reported in Ten
nessee, one in Williamson county,
and two in Maury county. -The
Death TolL .
The death toll in yesterday's tor
nado in Mississippi, Alabama and
Tennessee follows: .
Mississippi Meridian, -14 ; Ne
shoba county, 19; Glenn, Alcorn
county, 10; Aberdeen, Monroe coun
ty, -21'; Bay Spring,-Jasper county,
7; ' Ingomar, Union county, 6;
Egypt,- Chickashaw county, 5;
Baker, Vnfon county, 5; Claxton,
Winston county, 5; Cedar Bluffs,
Clay county, -3; Starkville section,
Oktabbeha county, 3; Rose Hill,
Jasper county, 6; Amory, Monroe
county,' 3; Runnells Bridge, Laud
erdale county, 2; Keowanville, Un
ion county, 2.
Alabama Marion county, 20;
Killingsworth Cove, Madison coun
ty, 15; Nahama section, Colbert
countv, 4; Gurlev, Madison county,
3; Little Cove, 2; Waco, Franklin
county, 1. .
New Orleans. La April 21. The
gulf division, of the American Red
Cross has sent a carload of tents,
blankets and medical supplies, to
gether with nurses, workers . and
physician, to Meridian to aid in re
lief work among the storm1 suffer
ers. - -
Starkville. Miss., April 21. The
tornado demolished the house of
Will Mov. blowing the man and his
two grandchildren halt a mile. All
three were killed. :
At Cedar Bluff, near here, three
persons were killed.
NAME ARTOLA FOR
CUBAN PRESIDENT
Havana. April 20. Senator Maza
Y Artola was nominated as candi
date for, president of Cuba by the
national assembly of the Republi
can party today. , "
The senator has opposed many of
the most important measures advo
cated by the present administra
tion, especially the Crowder elec
toral law. . . - - ;
BRITAIN HEARS OF
PROVINCIAL PLOTS
T.nnrinn Ati-11 1 Vtritih nffl-!
cisis are investigating reports that
a clot is being fomented at New
York for simultaneous unrisiags in
Egypt, Irelaad, India and Canada
la Jut.
f , .
FRANCE BLOCKS
ANGLO-ITALIAN
JI1VASI0N PLAN
XUlerand RejecM Ple f EaUnd
ad Italy Regarding Withdrawal
Promise of Treaty Executions,
Paris, April 2l. Withdrawal of
allied troops from part of the
Rhineland in -consideration of im
mediate execution by Germany of
certain financial obligations of the
treaty of Versailles is proposed by
Italy and Great Britain at San
Remo conference of the supreme al
lied council, says a dispatch to the
Petit Parisian. Premier Millerand
has refused .to agree to this plan,
it is said. ' ;,
The Anglo-Italian program would
include disarmament of Germany
under treat of blockade, and the
simultaneous inauguration of a pol
icy or reconciliation, says the Malm
uica was tDai, m new ot a. iu-
lerand's refusal to join them. Pre-
miaps Vit ; -nnj 1 1 r
not likely to persist in carrying out
their proposals.
Charges Falsehood.
San Remo, April 21. Premier
Nitti of Italy, speaking today with
f5iefen ,0 that country's policy
lYwaru many, Austria ana jugo-
s? Boa ,UP lne nnanciai
situation nf l9lv .hr. ii,,.
" ZZ'T" . AM:,' "JT,"
!dut" nfcnwn
Iku ,,,,U persons agamn
i. . . i
lnat,lon or rals? ne,r8But Mr. Wilson is a hard taskmas-
"Ciniueiliai to lVaiy, IS n aDOmiH-
l" -
i. ' zzsi: ... ,TC "
aoie rjiimr. rremipr Mm sa.n "it
Z ,L kI. T,r..u"i
. . - ww
"J ; E5, Whlch
:lal,m to hKftve come lT ?rtove
hTnenrbrf ' ' 10T'
1B8 countries by persons who have
not lived in Italy and who are act
ing in the interests of unknown
parties." .
Balfour on Scene.
San Remo, April 21 Arthur J.
j Balfour, British member of the
League of Nations executive coun
cil, who has been acting as the pre
siding officer at the council's ses
sions, arrived in San Remo today
r.: represent the League of . Na
tions in discussions with the su
preme council regadfing the man
date for Armenia, which the league
had been asked to assume.
The discussion is expected to turn
upon the question of funds and mil-
Itary forces, of which the league
has none. -
- jonnson to Alirna.
Washington. April 21. Ambas
sador Johnson at Rome, was in
structed today by the state depart
ment to attend the allied conference
at San Remo as an official observer
for the American government . He
will not participate in the discus
sion or deliberations. '
FRANK B.N0YES
IS RE-ELECTED
A. P. PRESIDENT
New York, April 21 Frank B.
Noyes of the Washington Star was
reelected president of the Associ
ated Press at a meeting ' of -the
board .of directors here today. '
Calvin Cobb tf the Boise, Idaho.
Resident, and J. Lawrence Home,
Jr.. of the Rock Mount, North Car-
J J T-i.rranv ond vie ores-
ident. ' : - . ' - -
. fl m.m,Uawm nf - Ik. ATantlVB
"irX,. e
w""u'"" l
are:
Frank B.
Noyes, ' Washington
Star.
W. L. McLean, Philadelphia Bul
letin. - - ' " : . -Adoiph
S. Ochs, New York
Times. .
John R. Rathom, ' Providence
Journal.
Victor F. Lawson," Chicago Daily;
News
Dittw.h'n, -
V""1."8 .
p . .'1 ii-'w. ri.,i- H,.fnrrf
u'"
t;ourani.
STATE MILITIAMEN
STILL KEWANEE
Chicago, April 21. Two pro
visional battalions . of the Illinois
militia sent to Kewanee a week ago
to Quell strike disturbances around
the plant of the Walworth Manu
facturing company,' were 'demobil
ized in Chicago today. Two com
panies and machine gun and hospi
tal units remained at Kewanee un
der command of Major Samuel
H. Stowell, as a : precautionary-
measure." -
CANADA RELEASES
SUGAR TO AID U. S.
Chicago, April -21. Orders fori
nine trainloads of sugar, approai-j La . Crosse " 7.S ,
mately 244.600 bags, released by the! Dubuque' .12.2
Canadian government, were placed ! LeClaire . S .? :
today by a Chicago brokerage firm. i.IJaveaport '. 11.6
The shipment is expected ta arrive i
early net month, it was announced, i
j and 175,000 bags will be distributed
I tn Chicago to relieve a shortage. -
1 Quotations to jobbers will be is
'eents a pound, officials of the firm'
said." " ,
OLSON HAY-
KTira
LEGISLATION
Ready to Ask Congress
What It Has Been Do
" "ing All Winter.
BV DAVID LAWROCE
(Special to The Argus.)
Washington, D. C., April 21
President Wilson is beginning
torment congress.
to
Hints have come from the White ' July corn typical at $1.58 to Sl.oS's, i
house that while Mr. Wilson has'as compared with 51.66 to J1.66 j
no desire to keep congress contm- at yesterday's finish,
uously in session during the hot I ("rash Iteiaved..
" ' "e ia.inpisu. ,
I nevertheless he may consider such
!& COIirAA if. tli a lAcislfltivu . hranl, 1
i of the. government endeavors to
j adjourn without enacting laws on
',lle EeTeral subjects relating to the
u. .i.iuf. nuu suici u-
mental economy recommended by
the chief executive. -
Congress doesn't want to work
here this, summer. Individual
TnemVw.ru urn envious tn ha !n : h ii "
members are. anxious to be in their
7 . " . . . .'
a:istncts heip-.ng themselves and
. respective tickets. Democrats are!
"Quany eager to Be in the campaign.!
ter and has managed throuehout
far und Viaja manaeofi hrniivV.Mit
, :
m aaniioisirauon to aeep congress
longer -at work than any otneriuon' with ibe fading away of prices
npDdinanr ,n rOCIITlt
But it is -significant that the
WTiite house is beginning to ask
questions, What, for instance, has,
congress done about tariff legisla
tion, excess profit taxes, help for
the returned" soldiers ' afid sundry
other measures?
President to Leave,
' Of course, congress noted very
properly the other day that the
j president himself was looking for
a summer home and was preparing
tn htsLko himself trnm tha na.
t.innal fanifsll tn snmfwWr. nn f hn
xCTtrrm.ft mrl orm metr.hor nf
wngTess thought it meant an arm. -
stipe and that both branches of the'
government" could concentrate ' ail
their time, and attention on politics
instead' of part of the time as here
tofore. Other members of congress
: th()a?ht n was a good time t0 ,ake
. BM.,n ann an err, nf thm
have signed up to go to -Japan,
Hawaii and the Philippines at a
cost of $1,25 per day on some gov
ernment' junket, details of which
have already attracted at least a
hundred or more members.-
But once before- when consress
was preparing to go away, Mr.
Wilson stepped in and delivered a
message on the high .cost of liv
ing. 'Something like this is being
contemplated It has - not taken
shape" as yet..- But a general out
burst from the White bouse on the
subject of neglected legislation is
about due. When storiss were cir-
(Continued on Page Five.)
43 CENTS AN ACRE
WHEAT LOSS IN KAS.
Topeka, Kan., April 21. Kansas
wheat -growers raised : their 1919
wheat crop at an average loss of
43 eents an acre, J. C. Mohler, sec
retary of the state board of agri
culture announced today in a re
port compiled from questionnaires
j f'ned TM farmers on 491,
0S2 acres. His figures i show that H
c0! a" average of 2o.20 to raisd
an -acre of wheat and that the re-
! turn was $24.77 an acre.
Tlie only gain was in the western
division where there was an aver-
! ... , I"! f. t nf tl CO 1 -1 nrma -
, v-r1"- ' .
5 CENT PLAN FOR
SULLIVAN SHAFT!
Chicago. 'April 21". Plaa3 to raise
a fund of S50.000 to erect a monu
ment -to -the -memory of -Roger '7.
! died here a week ago. were an-
J nounce today by a committee of
; friends. Contributions
- would be
,iimted to 5 cents.
The Weather
Probably showers and thunder
storms tonight aad Thursday; cool
er Thursday. '
Highest' yesterday. 64; lowest
last night, 45. ... . .",: : .
i Wind velocity at-7 a. m., 4 miles
per hour.
Precipitation last 14 hours, none.
12 m. 1 p.m. 7 a m.
. . yester.yester.tocity
Drv bulb temD . .74 i;n El
Wej. bulb temp.. .50 ' S4 ' " " 4 j
ReL humidity .. . .75', So ''8S
Dally Riter Bulletin. .
'-;,. " - Change
' ' Stage. 24 hrs.
St. Paul...... ";i.
i .0.0
. 0.0
0.2
-0.2
0.3
-0.3
Red Wing ........ S.o
Riser Fereeast
: The Mississippi will, continue to
fall slowly from below DUbaqae to
. Muscatine unless heavy rains oc-
- nt." "".'.' "-'
J. v. 9niUK, ueteorpj&cui.
GRAIN MARKET
CRASHES OVER
N.Y.WEAKNESS
Cera ' Falls STie a Bushel Aiter
Liiiuidatwn Oats Tumble 5s
Pork Drops $1.25 a Earrej.
rhir-apn Anril 21 Prices crash
ed heavily downward iu the grain 1
market today, especially in the last!
15 minutes of trading. Corn fell 1
as much as 8c a bushel., Liquid-1
ation owing to weakness iu the New i
York stock market was the chief j
apparent reason. j
Oats tumbled 5 cents in value.)
PorU dropped $1.25 a barrel iu some j
cases, but lard and ribs held re!a-j
lively steady. . - i
Finai quotations were as nearly
thn bottom pi kes of Ihe day, with i
uneasiness over me nnanciai
situation had been evident from the
. . :.. .u : .. .. . - -l . - K , , . it
; was cot until the session was al-;
j most over 'that values gave way mi
; earn. Selling orders came in al
i nnon inn lnuna tne niarsei wuuo.u r
av adequate support. j
j . Misgivings in regard to the finan-j
i cial situation were associated to a !
large extont with the stringency in I
T . !
. jipau nut iu uici .".
! Heretofore, ihe Japanese troubles
had only transient and ob-
s(n,re effects so far as the grain
markets were concerned. Today
however, the aubiect received aen-
i r,,i hanmo .xr vital
i i f
importance at the la?t in connec-
for securities in Wail street.
Y. Sitnetioa.
New York, April 21.-Speculative
issues . were subjected to severe
liquidation in the stock market to- i
day, declining 5 to almost 45 points j
in the absence of support. i
'Automobile shares.- equipments, i
steels and oils were most suscepti-;
tn ..i . oj
locomotive dropped la points
Sales were estimatad at 1.750,000
shares. A factor in the decline was
' the acute weakness- of
Liberty
declined
I bonds, several of which
' one to lhree per teut to new low
records.
, .. .
S. 0. S. FLASHED
BY U. S. VESSEL
' London. April II. A report to
the LJoyd "shipping agency today j
says the American Bteamer vvay
huit is sinking in latitude 47 .de
grees north, longitude' '7
west. -, A tug is on the' way. to the
the
assistance of the distressed vessel,
New York, April 21.-The steam-
er w aj huit ;s a
wooden vessel of
2 551 tons gross, owned .- by
shipning board, and under opera
tion of the Mallory line in trade be-!
tween Belgium, r ranee a:iu uiorai-1
4n Ck. i n- a rmr nf Ann, It '
thirty men, and was built in 1918.
The position given by the
steamer in her S. O. S. report is ap
proximately 150 miles southwest of
Brest. :
LATE BULLETIKS
Washinglon, AprE 21. (As.
' jr,iatied Press.) Atler a con
icrence today, Republican lead
crs in the house said soldier re
lief kirislatinn would be takan
t.p iu the liunse May 3, under a
suspcr.s:iu 'if Ike ruirs with
debate liaiiied lo l minutes
ant! permission rtiust'd i;r the
offering of cither "Mmemlmeii's
er substitute.
rVashi!J(r.on7Arril 31.t-(.Vs-socialed
Ii'?s.) MarLi !.. San.
ford, MinncRjiolis. pri;ifr
sr emwitas i Ute I'nivrri.
ity of- Minnesota, attt-iidirig the
contention of the Kaiitiite's oi
Vthe American Uevolntmn, died
suddenly todtty at the l.ome nf
"Sena or !elsen of Minnesota,
where she was a (rticht.
ew York, April 21. tl'uit--.
l - Press.) Funeral, services
for ltr. .lames W. Murkoe, shot
I a wauiuc durinz services at
W. Wer's rlinrcli lst Sim--day.
-were held ledry in'" Ihe
chapel of the church. Ir. Kar1
Keitnnd. who had Just rewind-
d bis sermtin on SiiikIkv niit-n
the madman beean shinning, f
ticiated. " Sii;i'."). hiTT April 21.'
(United Press.) tarl Jf-ss, li
, year-old boy cbarwd wiih the
murder f his ia;ber, ' Claude.
l8S, was found mentally in
competent by a jury in the dis
trict mnrt here today. Tbe jury
had - deliberated . througfcuat
l uesday night. - - , -
' SpringBeld.iTu-AprU 21
': (Associated Press.) After pro
ponents of plans for impV
; ry vetintr teday withdrew
their -asseadraenis le the f-
rat article maw sad'r e
sideration bx. Ibe Illineis
i nHmtfonal coBTeaffea." , the
- basic law legislators made eeu-,
"sldersble precress toward final
approval f the article. .
JEERS ANO
HISSES FOR
MEDIATORS
. Men Refuse to Vote on
Return After. Grunau
Release Is Denied..;-
BIXLKTIX.
Chicago. April 21. John fim- .
!ib. president of the hieairo .
Yardmen's association, has (el
lhuned icwcrnment authorities
liif.l be nill accept his llherty
on linnrt famished by Patrick
1. Hiirsen, II win stated at the
Kieetiitir of strikers this mora. .
ins. - that - plr.ns to ' itrrame
(runao's bond had failed. Later
'-elopmrnls showed that he.
I.ad refused to accept bond. . A
I'nitcd States deputy marshal
lins been dispatched to Joiiel1
where Grunua is imprisoned "
Hnri iU return with him at
o'clock this cvenine. when he
wil! he released, according o
the authorities. ' '
C hicago, April 21. Striking rail
road men' in the Chicago district
refused today to vole on the ques
tion of returning to work.
All efforts of a committee of
strike leaders to obtain action
failed.
M.-J. Kenney, R; S. Murphy anil
Shannon Jones, three of the strike
leaders arrested last week,- made
the RPPeal fr a rcftur,n,. work '
a mass meeting of striking yard
men. They were greeted with cries
of "Sold!" "Outside"' "Where'a
Grunau?" " '
Jones explained that efforts to
obtain the release of John Grunau,
president of the Chicago Yardmen's
I assocjatioir, fro:u
Joliet jail on
bond, hud not succeeded.
Jeereu naving riag.
! Murphy, waving an American
j Rag, took tfrefhJnr- to declare he
I "would not fight the American gov-
j eminent." He was greeted with
I catcalls and hisses.
I ' Union leaders declared after the
i meeting they were helpless to or
idcr the men back to work.
A police lieutenant declared the
'meeting adjourned after the strike
i leaders had been refused a hear
''in;. He announced that no "rump
: meeting" would be permitted, and
j the hall was cleared under police
supervision.
j Bedlam followed the attempt of
the union leaJers to address the
.'men. Shouts and catcalls were ro-
terfper8ed with cries of Adjourn.
,i-rwK A Iteutenan:. in charge or tne po
uegrees , ... , .
1 e rtfter r" ' -Iv ut n-w
cnarse. '"Ktlut :nh' .
-
jLUC "'u,'uu
The strikers filed out, and after
some discussion started to march
across town to their neaaquarters,
Later they resumed the session
there. ."..'": . '
Many of the union men declared
Kenney. Murphy and Jones had no
authority to advise them to return
to work. Only President Grunau
could do that, they declared.. Grui
nau. at whose request the mass
j meeting had been called, expected
to arrange ior uis re'euse num jil
to attend. Failure of his plans to
furnish the S10.000 bond prevented
his appearance. "
Ireiclii enr Norma'. ,
Freight tratSc in the district was
Feder&l investigation of activi-.
ties of strike leaders will continue
and "every man fonwl breaking the
law will be prosecuted,' L'Biled
Slates District Attorney Clyne. an-
r.oucttd despite the hange in at
titnde ot the leaders.
"if they want tn pose as martyrs'
and be 3ent to jail. e will aecoinr
n;ouitetbeiP.' ne awiarea. ; T ?
Again lii.provcmeTlt of conditions
wps ren:TUid in central western
stales. .
NEW BUZZARD
FOR COLORADO
. . - iSs muted Pr.
Denver. Colo.. April 21. With
I another, blizzard pradicted. for ,
j Colorado tonipht, belated reports
of tha record breaking stona that
jtied up rail transportation bre
Ifrom Saturday to Mondar, showed
i five ne-si:n were frozen to desth
j and thoasamis of head of livestock
I had perished. v ' " ' -. ' - .
Hundreds of roiuuteer citUeni
I were today helping to tig out th
iMoSati railroad to Corona, "Top U
th-s World," to .release snowbouna
! feed for starving cattle. .' J ,4
GEDDES RECEIVED -..t
- am bhi a mo AVViiP
Washington, April 'Zl. -Sir Auck
land , Geides. ; the n?w British
ambassador, was" received totiay by
Secretary Colby at the state depart--meat
.and was accorded the privi
lege of taking up embassy matters
I with the department in. advance, ot
'the presentation of his creueatuU
to President Wilson. - ' : '
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