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K. ISLAND ARGUS. f - .a .f AND DAILY UNION. .C2XTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 166. ASSOCIATED PS ESS LEAMD Witt. SATURDAY MAY 1, 1920--FOURTEEX PAGES. CTflTED PSBSS LEASED WIRE. PRICE FIVE CENTS. m ail 0 BOO f vn n n ( i fir m mm jj J 1 : tBVALISTS l CROWD LOOP llirhn nnnrinc 1 1 " run rHiiHUL Downtown District Gay ;. With Flags as Patriots Celebrate Day. ; GoTfrnor W. L. Harding of Ions reached Ruck Island at t:10 'clock this afternoon on ' Rock Inland train o. 7, from the east. He was met at the station by Mayor Harry M. MirlTW and members, of the reception committee. Rock Island is out ea masse this afternoon! All hough the streets of the downtown district lire thronged with spectators, and vivid wlUi be red, white and blue, appearance in dications are (bat the plurality of tie city's papulation is assembled (stake part in the parade, and that lite, color and music will concen- trate in the band of marchers. The i ' number of participants in the event I in honor of America day promises ! to reach the most hopeful estimates. Six tliouraii'l American Hags in tbe hands of paraders, martial mu , ilc from a dozen bands, a few floats in patriotic colors, the uniforms of various patriotic and fraternal poops, and numerous pennants adn banners emphasize the dom inant tone of patriotism. Flags and bunting form ( bright notes, flying from bomes 'and business places along the streets. In. compliance with the request of Mayor Harry M. Schriver,' gen- ral chairman of the affairs of the day, spontaneity is combined with the well ordered ' schedule with which the day's program is plan ned. Good feeling and natural outbursts of patriotic tievotion, in spire the crowd. '' Governor.. W. L. Harding of Iowa, silpsMer at'tw, eeienration.-reaen- M the city this afternoon and m met by Mayor Schriver and Members of the reception com mittee. The automobile of the Iowe eiecutive and his escorts will head the parage. Review Parade. They will tie followed by Mayor Schriver and the city commission ers, on foot As the parade passes along Second avenue going west, tais contingent will turn at Market Htuare, and advancing to the large platform truck placed there for the speakers, Mayor Schriver will ' mount and pass the parade in re view. Labor's delegation in the parade, asembled in formation at Third avenue and Twetny-third street, forms a noteworthy feature o,f the Othering. It is estimated ' that WOO represent the Rock Island Arsenal federation, and that 1,000 represent the American Federa tion of Labor. Other larg-j divisions are the children's band, in which 75 per nt of the school children are con regated, and the citizens' group, oi several thousand. MRS. TABOR FREED UNDER BOND WHEN JURY DISAGREES ' ' iBy United Pifss.) .Paw Paw, Mich., May 1. Mrs. fh I. Tabor, charged with caus g the death of her daughter. Mrs. Wd Tabor Virgo, was at liberty lOdaV lindor hnmla r,t Oftft , J J " 1 1 1 ' . ii utiuu LUC 7.1 ; p ? against her disagreed after! jg. 38 hours of debate. The jury was I "pw.eci to have stood 8 to 4 for Eviction. The new trial probably will be aeid in September. 126-YEAR-OLD MAN DIES AT HOME JN GRAND ISLAND, NEB. Grand Island. Neb., May 1. wnias Morris, aged 126 years. this morning at the home .of wles Mitten, ranchman, eight ""fa northeast of Ansley, Neb. He born in Berren, North Wales, 3 8ed man never married followed the profession of a Wer for 100 years. He came to ff? ,connlry in 1871. locating at eoM ; Iu- ana moved t Custer daughter of turk : SULTAN NOW BRIDE stai ft , ,UUDI" Apru toy t,;. oated Press). The sul Sulti ughter- Prlncess Sabiha pri'- was married today to ftk i. mar Fauk Effendi, son kuu f?T Pa'ent, Prince Abdul !J1W Ettendi. 'iiWderM p&sha- th Krand tM members of the cabinet kM,..lho wedding which was f Win the Yiidlz palace. . flu fcrfJrincMs is 22 years old. ikaat, eroom w" educated In 1 IQWA GOVERNOR IS SPEAKER ON "AMERICA DAY" 1 JF M 1 V W. I- HARDING, Governor of Iowa. Who will deliver patriotic address following parade ibis afternoon. FETE ATLANTIC FLEET, BACK IN NATIVE WATERS New York, May 1. The great Atlantic fleet arrived in home wa ters early today to give 25,000 American bluejackets relaxation from their winter period of target practice and drill oft Guantanamo, Cuba. During their two weeks' stay here they will be entertained by various organizations and given an opportunity to renew acquaint ances . with relatives . and sweet hearts..' :: . ,H On board the flagship Pennsyl vania with Admiral Henry B. Wil son, commander of the fleet, were Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Admiral Robert E. Coontz, chief of naval operations. The fleet was met down the bay by a squadron of navy seaplanes! anH a ttmjt Iqfoi. ..i r. naafai by a fleet of destroyers and tugs from the navy yard which went out to pilot tbe men of war up through the Narrows. Rear Admiral Jrfhn H. Glennon, commanding the Third naval dis trict, and Rear Admiral J. D. Mac Donald, commandant of the New York navy yard, extended formal welcome to Secretary Daniels and, the high naval officers on board. SINN FEINERS AND ' OPPONENTS CLASH m LONDON STREET London, May 1. Sinn Fein sym pathizers and opponents engaged in a street right before Wormwood Scrubbs prison last night, and mounted police bad to charge on the crowd before it would disperse. Stones and clods of earth were burled and several persons were slightly injured. Announcement was made last night that three more hunger strikers had been released," mak ing a total of 13 since they began refusing food 10 days ago. : One feature of the night's dem onstration was the appearance of "tin" helmets, worn by a large par ty of Irishmen engaged in keeping order. A choir of lads "sang Irish songs, and Mrs. Despard, sister of Field Marshal French, lord lieuten ant of Ireland, addressed a crowd. STUDENTS GET OUT CHAMPAIGN PAPERS Champaign, 111., May 1. Stu dents in Journalism at tbe Uni versity of Illinois today -undertook tbe task of publishing the Satur day Evening and Sunday morning editions of the Champaign News- Gazette. , The duties of reporting, editing, head-writing and proof reading, were all given over to the hands of university Journalists. Princess Gnstave Adolph of jwrdei,who before her mar riage was Princess Xaoraret ConnanghC died here this aft ernoon. 8he was the daugh ter of Prince Arthur, duke of C'onnaught. Washington, May 1 Approx imately $100,(XMI,0(W has been saved for 1921. Chalrmaa Good of the appropriations eomett tee today told the house. Washington.' May Sena tor .Met ormfcVs bill to estab lish a national budiret system was passed today by the sea ate sad mw gee to confer, tnce. j LATE BULLETINS j RECOUNT IS (ORDERED IN N. J. VOTING Supreme 'Court Judge Calls for Check of Wood Johnson Contest. Newark, N. J., May 1. Chief Justice William S. Cummere of the supreme court, today signed an or der for a recount of the vote cast in last Tuesday's; presidential pref erential primaries for Senator Johnson and Major General Wood. For Whole State. The recount will be for the en tire state and will begin May 10 in Essex. Morris, Camden, Gloucester and Cape May counties, where the supporters of Senator Johnson al lege that mistakes were made in vote tabulations. The sura of $50,000 must be de posited with the secretary of state ct w Jersey by Senator Johnson before the recount will begin, to defray expenses entailed by tbe va lious county boards in the recount To Save Expense. The justice's reason for allow ing the recount to start in the first five counties, he said, was to give Johnson, supporters an opportunity to abandon tbe Contest should it be shown by the recount in these counties, tha,t the result was not materially changed. LARGEST FREIGHT FLOTILLA ON RIVER LEAVES ST. LOUIS r St. Louis, May 1. What was said to be tbe largest river shipment of freight from St. Louis since the re vival of barge traffic on the Mis sissippi in 1918, left today; six barges, carrying approximately 5.000 tons of merchandise clearing for Memphis and New Orleans. It was said that 250 cars would have been required to move the freight had it been sent by -rail. Five of the barges are going to New Orleans with freight for trans shipments to Europe and South America. The yardmen's strike, according to shipping men, is responsible for the activity characterising water traffic:' GIRL WRITES HER SUICIDE MESSAGE WITH A LIPSTICK IDt United Press.) Chicago, May 1. A red lip stick, that helped hide a girl's secret, was used by Marie Williams to write her death message. She was tired of singing and dancing for a living, tired of rouge and the lip stick. She left a garden in the middle of a party and went home and opened a gas jet. The janitor found her body on the floor and a message writ ten with a lip stick on a mirror. "Have no pencil. Tell mother I am at ease." Her mother, Mrs. S. I. Williams, Wilmington, Del., was notified of the death today.. FORMER CURRENCY CHIEF, NATIVE OF ILLINOIS, IS DEAD Baltimore, Md., May 1. William Barrett Ridgley, comptroller of the currency from 1901 to 1908, died at a hospital here last night from a sudden complication following an operation. 1 His wife and other members of the family were at his bedside. The body will be taken to Spring field, 111., where he was born, (or burial.- He was 62 years old. . FORMER KOLCHAK MEN MEET REDS Vladivostok. April 29. Severe firhHnir i in nroeress at Chita. trans-Baikalia, between the forces of General Voitzekoffsky, and the opposing bolshevik faction, accord ing to reports from a Russian source. The Japanese are declared to be supporting uenerai vioc zekoffsky. CAUCUS TO PLAN SOLDIER RELIEF FAILS IN HOUSE Washington, May L With plans for passing the bill next Monday abandoned because the party cau cus last night developed such oppo sition to the proposal for raising revenue by a sales tax that its elim ination was held to be certain, Re publican leaders today were seek ing to effect a new compromise on aoldier relief legislation. After being in session four hours, during which all efforts to obtain the united support of the party lor the bill as drawn by the ways ana means committee failed, the caucus adjourned. No date forthe next conference was set but Represen tative Mondell. floor leader, an nounced it would be held next week, -' -.; 1 HOUSE PLAYING POLITICS OVER; SOLDIER BONUS Depending On Senate and President to Mend Flaws. BT DAVID LAWRENCE. ' (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, May 1. Taxa tion is going up not down. The Republican party in congress has virtually decided that more is to be gained' by giving the soldiers of the late war a bonus than by re fusing to make further cuts fn existing taxes or distributing the burden through the years of the next generation. Tbe ways and means committee of tfie house is in a tangle. A mi nority of Republicans are opposed to tbe new burdens of taxation, but everf' with the help of the Demo crats their strength is not sufficient to prevent the passage of the bill in the house. Only two barriers then remain the senate and the presi dent. If the bouse bill were pre sented to the White house today it would be vetoed. If it were put up to the senate in tbe form in which it has been drafted it would be radically changed but on tbe other hand there would still remain ad ditional taxes wherewith to raise money for the soldiers because sen ate Republicans -must stand by house Republicans in doing some thing before the next election that will not,alienate the soldier vote. Perhaps'the Democrats would Jo likewise if they were in control, for the soldier vote has become like the labor vote and tbe prohibition vote something too formidable for the average congressman to with stand, especially when a demagogue starts a campaign in opposition to him in his district on that ground alone. The ways and means committee, both. Republicans and Democrats, had tbe new tax bill before them at their Friday session. It had been agreed upon by a majority of the Republicans the night before and the pla'n was to jam it through the committee in time to report it to the house during the day and thug have It ready for the Republican caucus Friday night. Agree lee4tor Shoald Be Dew, The significant thing is that neither the proponents - nor op ponents of the soldier bonus differ in their sentimental feeling that something should be done for the soldiers of the late war, something tangible. ' But getting down to the bottom of the whole business, one finds even the enthusiasts for a sol dier bonus cognizant of the strain which the plan would put on the already overweighted credit sys tern of the country. Those who favor the bill say tbe nation can stand the extra tax and they point out that either a sales tax on re tail sales above 1,000 a month, or a retroactive tax on war profits would hit only "the big fellows." But experience with tbe vicious circles in the high cost of living has shown in the past year that the larger concerns merely tack the tax on their costs of production and the ultimate consumer pays the (Continued on Page Five.) JUAREZ EX-MAYOR HELD m ST. LOUIS St. Louis, Mo;, May 1. One of two Mexicans under arrest here today, according to police, said he was Manuel M. Prieto, mayor of Juarez, Mexico, from 1914 to 1916, and that be came to St. Louis re cently to purchase arms for Gen eral Alvara Obregon and tbe arm ies revolting against the Carranza government. HIGH PRICED DUDS AND SPUDS BANNED Pittsburgh, May 1. Twelve thousand members of tbe congress of women's clubs of the Pittsburgh district have pledged themselves to wear only "staple" clothing until prices of more modish garments drop; and to place a two weeks' ban on potatoes, in a campaign against the high cost of living. I Tht Waather Increasing cloudiness and slight ly warmer tonight Sunday un settled, probably showers. . . Highest yesterday, 58; lowest last night, 44. Wind velocity, at J a. m S miles oer hour. .precipitation in lasi 24 noors, .vz inch. 12m. "p.m. 7 am. y ester', yester. today Dry Bulb temp.. 52 56 47 Wet bulb temp. . 7 49 41 Relative humid... 73 59 61 River stage, 8.7, a fall of .1 in the last 24 hours. . Washington, May 1. Weather predictions for the week beginning Monday are: - . T - Region of Great 'Lakes: Rain early in week followed by fair until close; almost normal temperatures. Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys: Showers by Monday and probably again near close of week, otherwise fair; mod erate temperature. . .. Hirer Forecast Only slight changes 'in the Miss issippi will occur from below Du buque to Muscatine. J.M.SHERIER. Meteorologist CHIHUAHUA CITY FALLS TO REBELS Border Folk. Bestirred by Growing Menace of Mexican Revolt. El Paso, Texas, May L That Colonel Angnstw Mora, com mander of the Jnarex garrison,' who hurriedly crossed the in ternational line here shortly after midnight, is fleeing Jnarex because of anticipated revolt in that dry, was the claim to day la anU-Carraaxa circles here. El Paso. Tex., May 1. The seri ous situation in Chihuahua as the result of the Sonora revolt against the Carranza government, was brought home to border residents today with announcement of the fall of Chihuahua City, state capi tal, and the staement that Colonel Augusin Mora of the Juarez garri son, had left that city and was on his wal to Mexico City by wayof Laredo for a conference with Pres ident Carranza. Colonel Mora was ordered to Mexico City by General J. G. Esco bar, commander at Juarez. He passed through El Paso shortly alter midnight Defenders en Flight. Almost simultaneously with an nouncement from Juarez, admit ting the state capital was in the hands of the rebels it was stated that Elia De La O, civilian com mander of the iiyal troops at Chi huahua City, was on his way to Juarez with the remnant of his command. He was expected here today. ' Both General Escobar and Col ouet-Sora last hieht declared their 1 loyalty to the Carranza govern ment- and pledged their honor as soldiers to the defense of justice. - Rebels Approaching. The approach of the rebel leader, Juan 'Andrew Almazan toward Ma- tamoro3. the Mexican port opposite 1-rowasville, Texas, came as no surprise to persons here familiar with the rebellious movement. It was reported that the rebels had cut the railroad line south of Mat smoros, preparatory to the advance of troofs toward 'the border. 4 Rebellion Spreads. Agua Prieta, Sonora. May 1. (By the A. P.) Mexico is honey combed with revolution and in stead of the "steel ring" of soldiers President Carranza of Mexico, an nounced wonld be put around So nora, the first state to secede from his administration; the rbels have put a "steel ring of revolutionary soldiers about Mexico City and in every state except one." General A. I. Villareal said here today, in mak ing public the accomplishments of the revolution in less than one month since it began. General Villareal came , here from El Paso to discuss the revo lutionary situation with General P. Elias Calles, commander of the revolutionary forces in the north west - Ex-Aide to Carranza. General Villareal formerly was constitutional governor of Neuvo Leon and military goernor of the state of Neuvo Leon, Tamaupilas and Coaruila. He was president of the Aguas Calientes convention which selected Carranza to be pres ident of Mexico. General Villareal and General Calles after summarising the revo lution concluded: "The revolution is gaining more rapidly than any previous one in the history of Mexico. It will suc ceed and between 60 and 90 days Cttrranza's administration will have pased into history. "The revolutionists have pledged themselves for what they believe just Foreigners alike, with citi zens of Mexico, are offered full pro tection and justice." NINE BELLS NOW IN CONFERENCE HELD CONGRESS RECORD Washington, May 1. Nine bills, including five of the annual appro priation measures, now are in con ference between the senate and house, setting which some officials say is a record. A 10th measure, that for water power development has just been agreed upon and is waiting final action by tbe senate and house. The money measures in confer ence are the naval, rivers and nar bors, fortifications, agricultural, and diplomatic and consular. The ; ether bills are those relating to army reorganization, army and navy pay, railroad deficiency and civil service retirement The house today began consid eration of the sundry civil bill, the last of the 13 annual supply meas urea. Wfth the hope of passing it today, the house met an hour ear tier than asual. 2 SHOT DEAD AS PARISIANS CAJOLE POLICE Merrymakers Carry Baadinage Toe far and Are Dispersed After Clash with Guards. BULLETIN. Paris, May 1. (By Asso. eiated Press.) Two persons . were killed and about 5tt others were wounded, most of them lightly. In a series of small riots this afternoon in eastern part of the city. Paris, May - 1. (By Associated Press.) A clash between Republi can guards, police and 2,000 May day manifestants occurred at 3 o'clock this afternoon on the boul evards of the St. Martin quarter. Two shots were fired daring the melee and several persons are re ported wounded. The disturbance was the first ac tive disorder of the day. It was brought out on the presence of students from the Schools who act ed as drivers of the auto busses, replacing the striking drivers. Crowds Annoy Police. The police used flving squads of from 5 to 100 along the boulevard to break up congestion. The crowds in most instances were good-natured, but apparently annoyed the police by blocking traffic at one point after another. As soon as po lice dispersed, a crowd would re-' assemble 50 yards distant, hooting and jeering the policemen as soon as their backs were turned. There were several fist fights along tbe boulevards, but the po lice did not interfere, in most in stances letting the people settle their own arguments. POSSE HUNTING FOR MAN WHO ELUDED DRAFT Withee, Wis., May 1. A large posse, aided by blood hounds, to day enveloped a swamp near here in search of Louis Krueger. for 18 months a fugitive from justice on a charge of military draft evasion. Brought to Bay last night at the home of bis mother,. Mrs. Louise Krueger, the man escaped by leap ing through a window amid a fusil lade of bullets from possemen and took refuge in the swamp nearby. A cordon of deputies was thrown about the swamp . immed iately and it is believed he is still within the circle of deputies. Today's activity recalls the "bat tle of Kruger farm" in September, 1918, when Harry Jensen, station agent at Owen was killed and four other persons wounded and which brought life sentences for Frank and Leslie Krueger, brothers of Louis. UNABLE TO FIND 'WHERE BLUEBEARD BURIED TTTR WIFE (By United Pna.l Los Angeles, Cat, May 1. "Blue beard" Harvey, who married 2 women and is alleged to have con fessed to the murder of four of them, today may be used as a guide to direct detectives to the grave of Nina Lee Delaney, one of the four missing wives. A party headed by District At torney Thomas L. Woolwine, using a map drawn for them by Harvey, searched all night but railed to hnd the grave. Searching operations were suspended to get Harvey to assist in locating the spot in Berego Valley, where he is alleged to have buried his victim. Harvey is a convalescent in a local hospital, recovering from two attempts at suicide. Physicians say it is doubtful whether bis co dition will allow him to aid in the search at present. , Harvey's alleged confession, it was said, was made on condition that the state waive demand for capital punishment. "I am not afraid of death," said Harvey, "but 1 must have been crazy. I can't explain it any other way." AURORA COVERED WITH HAND BILLS OF RED NOTICES Aurora, 111.. May 1. Hand bills carrying the banner line. "Hail to the Soviets," fluttered on almost every Aurora doorstep today. An explanatory paragraph following the heading said tbe dodger was the "May Day proclamatioa of the Central Executive committee of the communist party of America." The bills bore no signature. They lauded bolshevist rule in Rnssia and adjured "workers of America to Join in the revolutionary strug gle of the workers of tbe world if you would save themselves from capitalism you must break with the. power of. the capitalistsyou cannot compromise with them as do tbe labor parties, the moderate so cialists and tha -"cUonjlry trade unionists." STRICT SURVEILLANCE OF FEDERAL AGENCIES CHILLS ARDOR OF REDS Precautionary Arrests of Alleged Agitators is Held . Effective Against Threatened Outbreaks Nothing Unusual Reported. Washington, May 1. Forewarned by the department ef jus tice, those responsible for the maintenance of order In every city and industrial center were prepared today to act at the flrst sign of any disorder instigated by radical elements. While reports continued to arrive that communist atrltators were still doing all in their power to aronse the workers, to a "May day show of power," early today no Instance of viol en re had come from any source. Assistant Attorney General Garvan expressed the opinion thst the precautions taken had materially dampened the ardor of the radical leaders. Special care had been taken to safegnard e members of congress, the three federal Judges and an attorney known, according to the department of Justice, to have been se lected by the agitators for assassination. Mr. Garvan said an amazing amount ef money had been spent by the communist labor party in the distribution of propaganda and in preparations for demonstrations. MID-WEST HELD READY TO COPE WITH VIOLENCE Authorities Mobilised to Stamp Out Slightest Attempt to Break Peace. Chicago, May 1. May day Fed eral, state and city authorities in central and western states today were mobilized to stamp out threat ened May day disturbances. Offi cials generally predicted thatvno violence would be attempted, hut elaborate precautionary measures were taken in several cities. In Chicago, more than 1,500 radi cals and undesirables had been tak en early today in a police roundup. Scores were formally escorted out of Chicago when it was found they had criminal records. One thousand policemen in civil ian clothes patroled the street and guards were established about pub lic buildings. Police Attend Meets. Three mass meetings were call ed in Chicago by the Industrial Workers of the World, Socialists and the Russians of the city. Fed eral officials planned to attend the meetings. Members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America re mained away from work, but today was said to be a holiday for these workers, recognized in their union contracts. No permits for parades were asked in Chicago. Edward J. Brennan, chief of the local bureau of investigation of the department of justice, announc ed that "no public officials in Chi cago need have any fear of their lives.", Although there were no open threats of radical demonstrations on the Pacific coast, federal and police officials had prepared care fully to meet any emergency. Federal officials in St Paul an ticipated no trouble in tbe north west. Members of the American Le gion in Indianapolis planned to pa rade this afternoon in a protest against "red flag demonstrations." The entire police force of Cleve land was ordered on duty and sup plied with night sticks and extra ammunition. Southwest Quiet. In the Bouthwest, reports indi cated no organized demonstrations were planned. At Kansas City. Mo., tbe day was observed as "Americanization day." Communist literature made an appearance in St Louis, but fed eral officials said they bad no re ports of organized demonstrations. Police were called to a school house in the thickly populated west side ghetto .early this morning when it was discovered that a red flag bad been raised on tbe school flagpole during the night Lieutenant John Dixon, ex-soldier, climbed the 80-foot pole and cut down the banner, which bore the legend, inscribed in yellow chalk, "Hurrah for tbe Soviet, Death for Capitalists." Russian workers began gather ing early in the day at Humboldt park for an open air meeting. There was no disorder. Fear Race Riots. - Chicago, May 1. Twenty-flve members of the third reserve mi litia were mobilized this morning by Colonel Anson L. Bolte and de tailed to guard rifles, ammunition and other government property stored in the armory, in the heart of the south side "block belt" Army intelligence officers warn ed police several days ago that race riots might break out today when negro families began moving into homes purchased in districts which have heretofore been occupied by whites. ENTIRE POLICE NEW YORK CITY Whole East Heavily Policed and Ready to Suppress Uprisings Troops Beady to Spring. New York, May 1. May day found many cities in the east under strong police ari military guard in anticipation of possible acts of violence by radicals. ,In New york .. City, the entire police force of 11,000 was on duty; ' soldiers at Governor's Island were ' armed with 100 rounds, of ammuni tion and held in readiness for in stant duty; arrangements were made to mobilize the New York state guard and 100 posts of the American Legion agreed to report at police stations should the emergency arise. Q Guard Public Buildings. All public buildings here were closely protected and guards were stationed at railway terminals, bridges and tbe homes of promi nent men. Department of justice agents swarmed through certain sections of the city where radical agitators are known to have baunts. One hundred meetings of radicals were to be held during the day under police protection and scrutiny. At Hartford, Conn, infantrymen of the First Connecticut guard regi ment patrolled, the state capitol. Seven men were under arrest at Scranton, Pa,, two of whom were said by department of justice agents to be organizers and leaders of the communist party in America. The government officers claimed they nipped a May day plot in tbe bud by the arrests last night In several towns, patriotic. Ob servances were held to offset pos- . sible activities of extremists. The day was made a holiday in Pater- son, N. J., by proclamation of Mayor Van Noort. New Castle, Pa., fanned an "American Day" panfle at which only the Stars and Stripes were to be permitted in the procession. LAURETTE TAYLOR IS UNDAUNTED BY BRITISH ROWDIES (By United Prraa.) London, May 1. Laurette Tay lor's play, "One Night in Rome,' broken up by rowdies Thursday night, will reopen at the Carrie k theatre Monday nigbt,. it was said today. The actress, unstrung by her. ex perience, was spending the week end at the seaside with her hus band. Hartley Manners, author of the play. The motive for the demonstra tion had not yet been clearly estab lished. Investigators said they learned the disturbance was start ed by an organized clique of about 20 or 30 rowdies and that some others joined them. C. B. Cochrane, manager of the, theatre, said tbe identity of some of the rowdies bad been learned and : that measures would be taken to prosecute them. Rumors that the Sinn Fein was responsible wers dis-.' credited. EXPLORERS ROUT ' CANNIBAL DRIVE . Newport, R. I, May 1. An at-.i tack by ferocious cannibals of Urge stature and scant attire, ' on the party of Dr. A Hailton Rice, which is exploring the Amazon region, is described in a letter received here today from Chester Ober, geograph- er with the expedition. .1 j J, Dr. Rice and Ober: killed two can-, nibals and tbe rest fled. Mrs. Rice, formerly Mrs. George D, Widcner of Philadelphia, U with the party. P 5.