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v i I i-. 5 -s-f V - ' ; v AND DAILY UNION. ,nT-NINTH YEAR NO. 269. AMOOATXO TUESDAY AUGUST 31, 1920 TWELVE PAGES, muni) PRICE FIVE CENTS. Tfn WW. W 1 7 1 JIs'LuuLtUdW IS nm emcc i LU I II OIULO SEE QUIZ AS PARTY GAIN tepublicans and Demo Vats Expect Inquiry to Prove Political Aid. BY DAVID LAWEESCE. (Special to The Argus.) Chicago, Aug. 31. Campaign fi sjnce today supercedes campaign doctrine in the tug-of-war between the Democrats and Republicans for tli presidency. The Newberry cue, the Missouri expose and the reconvention expenditures of the Lowden and Wood campaigns cast their shadow on the investigation begun by the committee of the United States senate and lent an extraordinary interest to the charg es made by Governor Cox, the Dem ocratic nominee, that the Republi can party had set out to purchase the presidency. But if the charges stimulated the hope of the Democrats that by this accusation, other issues might be tide-tracked, it also encouraged the Republican leaders, who felt that when they successfully disproved Coil charges, they would not only hare been given a splendid oppor tunity to reveal the virtue of their campaign, but at the same time would have dealt a body blow to the candidacy of Governor Cox himself. Publicity Counts. - Of course, the Republicans on the watortal committee are in the ma jority, but in an Investigation It is the publicity that counts; the lead hit questions at.ked and answered the stand and the implications of testimony. The Republicans felt that they could easily show the baselessness of the charge that an effort had been made to purchase tSe office of chief executive, and Ahey rested their case entirely on til thnncht that on If th.ip nlana called for larger quotas than had (Continued on last page.) HAYS' CLAIM IS TARGET OF COX Semine Declares Republican Chair ' man's Statement Is "Abso. lutely Untrue.'' , i Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 31. (Unit ed Press). Governor James M. Cox in a statement today characterized M "absolutely untrue" the state- vi win n. Hays Deiore uie yHte.campaign expenditures com- uuee m Chicago yesterday tnat the fixed policy of the Republicans to limit campaign contributions to 11,000. To substantiate his statement the lernor again quoted from an "of ficial Republican campaign docu ment." which said: The time has arrived when some respects should be asked for sub Kriptioss ranging from $7,500 up ward." Cox claimed that these "pros JtU" were referred to in the doc toent as the "cream list" and Oarged that the Republlcannation U organization urged that all these contributions be kept .secret "Contrasting this official flocu Jnt from the Republican national lquarters." Governor Cox said, "ith the statement Mr. Hays yes JJy made under oath, I cannot "ye a single word he says on subject. That he has been Sht in his own trap is evident" The governor declared all state oilrmen should be summoned. . The spotlight should be thrown the activities of all political larties and it RhnuM h bent there Ul rMively until election day," he U nOUeh 1a kiunn T,rrw thmnvh IJrd from Mr. Hays' headquar ? to convince the public that as - chj m a great organization no w deceived he public and at an Waal hearing defied the truth." , Jrally fair and cooler tontght r Wednesday. Not much change ' . Highest yesterday, 89; lowest "fhtes. .... tnd velocity at 7 a. m,, 1 mUe w Hoar. '"'cipitation. .09. J-M-SHt:RlER.MetorolOfist. jllE WEATHER Upham GENERALISSIMO IS CONCLAVE VISITOR . . i 'if William H. Jennings, Grand Generalissimo, Chicago, 111, WILSON STAND TAMES MINERS; WILL ACCEPT? Though Dissatisfied With Award Anthracite Men Talk Less of Strike. I Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 31. Al though expressing dissatisfaction with the award of the anthracite coal commission, made public yes terday by President Wilson, strike talk was not so general today among loyal members of the United Mine Workers of America. The award gives the men . wage in creases of 17 to 20 per cent. They asked for at least 27 per cent President Wilson's forceful lan guage in his telegram to a group of miners, that if their communication to him not to approve the award was a threat to strike that the chal lenged ' would be accepted, is ex pected to cause dissatisfied workers to act slowly, leaders of the miners'' union say. The dissatisfied miners will hold a meeting here tomorrow to consider the award. Union leaders expressed the opin ion that the so-called "insurgent movement" would not spread among other members of the union. The miners' wage scale commit tee will meet in Hazelton tomorrow to take action on the award. Wilson Accepts Threat Challenge. Washington, Aug. 31. Anthracite miners were called on by President Wilson, in a telegram published to day, to accept and "carry into effect in good faith, the wage award pro vided in the majority report of the anthracite coal commission." The president's message was sent to the miners after his acceptance of the majority report had been an nounced and was in reply to threats of miners that they would quit work tomorrow unless the minority report, recommending a higher award, were approved. The president declared that the major ity award would not be set aside. Secretary of Labor Wilson, at the direction of the president, has is sued a call for a meeting Thursday at Scranton, of the joint scale com mittee of anthracite operators and officers of the Untied Mine Work ers, to write the terms of the award into the contract which will be ef fective, until March 31, 1922. The award of the anthracite coal commission, approved 6y President Wilson yesterday is' cnaractemea as "the most reactionary decision bv an industrial tribunal during the reconstruction period" by W. Jett Lauck, consulting economist tor tne United Mine Workers. . ' - Predicts Trouble. He predicted "trouble in the an thracite field," as a result of the flndinas. " "In saying this I do not believe that I am a trouble maker any more than the weatherman is a rain maker when he predicts rain," he continued. "The anthracite work era are asked to accept a minimum dav waee of $4.21 as contrasted with $6.00 per day for the bitumin ous miners granted by the bitumin ous commission, which by agree ment, is now being increased to $7.60 in Illinois, and $6.75 or $7.00 in Ohio and Pennsylvania. How can the public expect the United Mine Workers to enforce accept-j ance of such an apparently dis criminating award by the anthra cite miners, a large . majority of whom do not belong to the anion." "The price of anthracite coal to the consumer should be reduced as,' a result of the award," Mr. Lauck declared. "When the case was sub mitted to arbitration with an agree- i ment that the award should date from April 1, last, the anthracite operators advanced the price of coal $1.00 per ton effective April 1." The wage increases granted, he said, amounted only to 50 cent per ton. V'f" Testimony Swells G.Q.F. War Chest HAYS TOTAL IS BOOSTED BY $700,000 Repub. Treasurer Adds Nearly Million to Sum Chairman Told of. Cht icago, Ang. 31. Seven hundred thousand dollars was added to the Republican campaign "war chest" figures presented by Chairman Hays yesterday when Fred W. Up ham, Republican national treasur er, testifying before the senate in vestigating committee, revealed that the Republican senatorial and congressional campaign commit tees are to raise independent funds. He testified that the national com mittee had agreed to loan the sen atorial committee up to $500,000 and the . congressional comnSttee $200,000 to be returned when they collect their own funds. KoLIncluded in Budget Mr. Upham explained that only $600,000 of the loans could be ac tually be spent in the 1920 cam paign as the senatorial committee was to get only $400,000 before No vember 2. The other $100,000 is to be used to finance future cam paigns.' Senator Reed, cross-examining Mr. Upham, brought out the fact that money advanced the two com mittees was on straight loans and was not included in the budget of approximately $4,000,000 which Chairman Hays told of yesterday. Admits Added Amount "Where will they get the money to pay back these loans?" Senator Reed asked. "From Republicans." "That means they will raise that money in addition to the budget you raise, and return it to you?" "Yes." "There will be Just that much more added to your campaign fund?" "Not to our fund." "We need not equivocate. Ton know and I know, Mr. Upham. that when money is put into any cam paign fund, it is put there to help all the candidates." Denial nnder oath that he had ever seen, beard or, or ordered made up the list of campaign quo tas assigned to various cities as charged by Governor Cox in the latter's recent speech at Pitts burgh, was made by Upham. Chairman Kenyon of the commit tee called attention to the list say ing it totalled more than $8,000,000. "The first time I ever saw the list was in the newspapers the day after the Cox speech," said Mr. Up ham. "Furthermore, no one in my office made up such a list with my knowledge or consent." Denies Urging Secrecy. Mr. Upham also denied flatly that the official bulletins issued from.his office to field workers en gaged in raising the Republican campaign fund, were secret or counselled secrecy. He pointed out that the only prohibition in that re spect referred to publishing lists of contributors in local newspapers. "Such a list was published in one city," he said, "and several persons objected to seeing their names in print" Senators Kenyon and Reed tried to learn what effect the Joint ar rangement campaign, whereby cer tain state organizations agreed to raise their funds nnder auspices of the national committee and receive back a fixed proportion of the money for state purposes would have. Mr. Upham agreed with Sen ator Reed that in states where there was no snch arrangement there was nothing to prevent the state and county committees from collecting any site fund they could raise. The witness maintained, however, that additional collections would be difficult as to be practically pro hibitive. "Nonsense, Says Reed. ' "That is nonsense," rejoined Sen ator Reed. "They do not see one in ten. I undertake to say that more money has been raised and expend ed in every fight you have had ih the city of Chicago." "You have had more in the city of Chicago than the national com mittee ever saw. That will be true this fall, not only in this city but in other centers. "There certainly Is no way to stop a man from spending his own money, said Senator Pomerene. "No man has- been able to stop Tammany Hall," interjected Sena tor Spencer. . "No, nor Wall Street either," re joined Senator Reed. last Produce QnoU Sheet." On demand of Senator Reed the committee sent Mr. Upham back to his ofllco to produce the much discussed "quota sheet" showing tne amount eaen state was asked (Continued on Fkge Ten.) TUESDAY ALL DAY Arrival of Visiting 7:30 P. M. Band Concert, Columbia Copmandery Band, Chi cago. Lome-view Park. ' . Longview Park. - WEDNESDAY. 9:30 A. M. Street Parade, Sir KBght Harry H. CleavMand, Grand Marshal - ' 11:00 A. M. Convening of Sixty-ourth Annual Conclave, ... Masonic Temple. ;; 1:00 P. M. Luncheon for Conclave Representatives, Masonic Temple. 1:30 P. M. Automobile Sightseeing Tour, Starting from Ma- - "sonic Temple. - -8:00 P. M. St Bernard Commandery Reception, Elks' Club. 9:45 P. M. Englewood Commandery Reception, Watch Tower Inn. - i , 8:00 P. M. Montjoie Commandery Reception, Rock Island . House. 8:00 P. M. Reception Chicago Commandery No. 19, Harper House. . Concert Siloam Commandery Band, Long View ; - Park. Concert Englewood Commandery Band, Watch Tower Park. . ' Concert Columbia Commandery Band, , River Front Park, Davenport THIBSDAY. 9:30 A. M. Complimentary Steamboat Excursion, Foot of Seventeenth Street. 1:00 P. M. Embark for Arsenal Drill Grounds, Foot of Sev enteenth Street. 2:30 P. M. Command ery Exhibition Drills, Rock Island. Ar senal Islaud.- 4:30 P. M. Dress Parade and Grand Review, Sir Knight v - . Henry R- Lundblad .Acting .Brigade Commander, Rock Island Arsenal Island. 8:00 P. M. Grand enclave Reception and Ball, Rock Island Commandery No. 18, riteamer "Capitol." COMMANDERY OFFICERS AT CONCLAVE Roland M. HoUoca. Deputy Grand Commander, Chicago, WHIPS LOVER OF DAUGHTER Editor Elopes With Girl of Former Senator and Mother-in-Law- . to-Be Uses Lash. Chicago, Aug. 31, H. R. Daniels, 50 years old, secretary of S. W. Strauss & Co. of New York and a former editor of the Chicago Inter- Ocean, was beaten with a horse whip in the Union station to-- by Mrs. Charles Cooper of Indianap olis. Mrs. Cooper said that Daniels had attempted to elope with Sarah Francis, her 20-year-old daughter. Mrs. Cooper is the daughter of a former senator from Indiana. She md her lawyer met the train. She greeted her daughter affection ately, but drew the whip when Sar ah Francis ran to Daniels' arms. "I'm of age and 111 do as I please." Miss Cooper said at the detective bureau. All three were released. ABREST BROTHER OE ASSASSI3 Athens, Aug. 31. A brother of Apostoles Iserpris, who was one of the two men who shot and wounded Premier Venizelos in Par is recently, was arrested in Athens. V Sir Knights. Delmar D. Damn. Grand Recorder, Bloomlngton, 111. BROOKLYN CARS ARE STILL IDLE . Both Workers and Company Deter mined to Carry Fight to Fin. ish Some Disorder. v ' New York, Ang. 31. Prospects of a long drawn out contest be tween the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company and its striking employes ! were apparent today. ... With virtually no increase in ser vice by the subways, elevated roads and trolleys since the unexpected strike Sunday, .both the company and the strikers declared determin ation, to fight to a finish. Mean while' Brooklyn's two million resi dents struggled with , improvised means of conveyance. Early today a trolley inspector was beaten to unconsciousness by six alleged strikers, all of whom were arrested. The .company made plans to In crease materially during the day the number, of subway and elevated trains with the aid Of strike-breakers, -v. ,. - i.. r....i :: j- Volleys of stones and bricks greeted a bus-loadLof 60 men being conveyed to the East New . York and Halsey street barns, where 200 had been recruited to take out cars. I i fern STEP TAKEN BY 'BIG 5' TO SELLYARDS Packers Prepare to Carry Out Agreement Made With Government. Washington, Aug. 31. Plans of the "Big Five" meat packers for disposition of their stockyards in terests required under the decree, recently entered into in an agree ment with the department of jus tice, contemplate sale of such in terests in 15 cities to F. H. Prince & Co. of Boston. 1 . The project was filed today with the . supreme court of the district of Columbia as required by the di vorcement decree. It places the book value of the stock to be dis posed of at between $30,000,000 and $40,000,000. Will Form Holding Company. In an accompanying affidavit Frederick H. Prince, head of the Boston company, outlined his pur pose, if the plan is approved by the court, of organizing a holding com pany to take over the interests in the stockyards and their supple mental railway connections. The statement of the packers said diligent search had disclosed no other offer for the stockyards. In his ; Sdavit Prince said it would be impossible, under present finan cial conditions to dispose of the yards, individually, necessitating the holding company plan. The pro ject shows that special effort is to be made to .induce livestocck ow-L fers- to-investTBFtlie SBttrtties. on the holding company and. to give them representation on the board of directors. Have Until Sept 21. Under a court order the packers have until Stpt 21 to file amend ments to their plan while thede- ; partment of justice has until Sept 28 to present objections. The plan provides that under no conditions shall 60 per cent of the securities of the holding company be given in part payment for the packers' interest represented. Properties covered in the tenta tive agreement with Prince and company include yards and rail roads at St Joseph (Mo.); Kansas City (Mo.); East St. Louis (III.); Louisville (Ky.), and Chicago, 111. DEATH OF CORK MAYOR LIKELY AT ANY MINUTE Hunger Striker's Condi- tion Critical Irish Riots Spread. London, Aug. 31. Terence Mao- Swiney, lord mayor of Cork, who has been on a hunger strike since Aug. 12, was still alive this morn ing but his sister Mary, who visited him, said he was growing weaker and "that the end may come at any moment." MacSwiney spent a restful night. and his sister remained neart Brix ton prison, where he is confined throughout the night, thinking she might be called for. Hunger Striker Dies. Worcester, Eng., Aug. 31. (Unit ed Press.) The first death result ing from a hunger strike in an Eng lish jail occurred here today. Karl Dunwal succumbed after go ing without food for five days. He had been imprisoned for contempt of court. Belfast Ireland, Aug. 31. Never in the history of Belfast was there such disorders as prevailed yester day. Mobs fought with wild fury, women mixing with the men wher ever the opposing factions met Girl workers iought like wild cats in one place, parties attacking each other as they were going to work. Unionist women charged on a num ber of Nationalist girls in Cork street while the Nationalists made an attack on Unionists in the Fills i roads district I Nine persons are dead as a result of yesterday's rioting in this city, another man bein killed last night and two of those wounded in yes terday's disorders dying. Revised reports as to casualties show that since the rioting began Wednesday, 20 have been killed. Knots of soldiers held strategic points in the affected areas during the night and it was stated this morning that troops occupy virtu ally all the police barracks in the city. ' Ominous signs of further trouble ushered in the new day. in riot-torn Belfast. The only actual outbreak reported early this forenoon was the stoning of employers of Mack's foundry in the notorious Kashmir road district but groups of men col lected at many corners, giving in dications that trouble might come. STATE SECRETARY ATTENDS MEETING Louis L. Emmerson, Grand Commander, Springfield, 111 KILLS MAN FOR INSULTING GIRL AT ROAD HOUSE Wyoming Oil Promoter Held in Chicago on Charge of Murder. Chicago, Aug. 31. (United Press) A roadhouse quarrel today ended in the fatal shooting of Paul Brown, 9- CfrlfifR" clerk.. by , Gerald Flack, - wealthy " oil promoter and real estate man of Lander, Wyo. Detectives who were working on the mysterious shooting of Howard B. Rhodes near Nilea, 111., ( yester day, heard the shots in Kelly's Bungalow inn and rushed in quick ly enough to- seize most of the party. Flack, who admitted shooting Brown, said he acted in self de fense when Brown's friends inter fered during their quarrel over an alleged insult to Miss Mary Kane, one of Flack's companions. Mrs. Flack, at a hotel here with their two children, was prostrated. Held with Flack as witnesses- to the shooting were George Harsh, Webster Grove, Mo., member of the St Louis board of trade; Henry Garneau, member of the Chicago board of trade, and Mary Kane, cause of the fatal quarrel. Other Women Sought Police sought three more femi nine members of the Flack party and Charles Gharrity, wealthy Chi cagoan. According to the detectives. Brown, with three men and three girls was leaving the roadhouse at about 3 a. m., but returned for cig arets. In passing Miss Kane he made a remark for which she slapped him. He made a hot retort and Flack hit him over the head with a revolver, then fired four times, the detective said. Flack said Brown's party had reentered the inn and was rushing him. Mrs. Flack said the family was returning from a visit in Michigan. Last nignt nacK lert the group, saying an old friend, Harsh, was in the city and he wanted to visit him. LATE BULLETINS Constantinople, Aug. SO. An attempt has been made to as sassinate Mustapha Kemal Pasha, leader of the Turkish alionalit&, near Tokat, a town & miles northwest of Sivas, ac- ' cording' to an unconfirmed re port received here. Chicago, A 07. 31 (Citited Press.) Thieves bombed a warehouse here today in an ef fort to get at 160UWO gallons of liquor stored within, bat steel doors withstood the blast Chicago, Ang. 3L (United Press.) Outlaw" switch mm today stormed an engine in a railroad yard here, forced the crew of three to get S and, throwing the throttle open, let the engine run wild. Before it traveled far, an engineer flip ped the locomotive and brought it to a bait, . Washington,' Aof. SL (Unit ed Press.) .Secretary of State Colby has been told by Ambas sador Sfcddeb&ia that enactment in California ef proposed legis lation prohibiting land-holding by Japanese will eanse a wave of anti-American sentiment in CONCLAVE OPENS FOR 2-DAY FEST State Commanderies, Nearly 4,000 Strong, Gather for Meet. Sir Knights from all parts of the state are today traveling in the di rection of Rock Island, to be here for the opening of the 64th annual conclave of the grand commandery Knights Templar of Illinois, tomor row morning. . Many are already in the city, more will arrive during the night and others will come early tomor row morning. The streets are astir, with martial music as the various delegations are escorted to their headquarters. The first number on the conclave program is a band concert to be given in Long View park at 7:30 tonight by the Colum bia commandery band of Chicago. Official opening of the state meet Ing will be marked by the grand street parade at 9:30 tomorrow morning. In the handsome uni form characteristic of the order ap proximately 4,000 sir knights rep resenting some 85 commanderies, will march through the streets ot the city. Many of the command eries bring their own bands and there will be no lack of music. Business After Pleasure. Following the parade the various delegations will convene in busi ness session at 11 o'clock at the Maaonictemple, Fifth, avenue . -Eighteenth street Luncheon . for the conclave' representatives . la scheduled to be served at the tem ple at 1 o'clock and the afternoon will be given over to the automo bile tour f the tri-cities. Recep tions and concerts will be the for malities of the evening. Not since 1908 has Rock Island had the honor ot being the conclave city for the grand commandery. la twelve years the order has grown and the event this year will be on a much larger scale than was th convention that Rock Islanders caa recall. Expect Largest Gathering. "I do not believe that citizens! here realize the magnitude of this thing," declared Carl A. Hallgren. eminent commander of Rock Island! commandery No. 18, in speaking oC the conclave.- "We expect it to be the largest gathering of knight ever held in the state. Approximately 3,280 visitors are expected, 2,500 ot whom will b from commanderies in Cook county.. Fifteen per cent of the total will! be women, it is said. A total oC 85 commanderies will be represent ed, 19 of these being from Chicago and vicinity. The local command ery will be represented by 600 dele gates. Facilities for housing such a ' large number of visitors are betas' taxed to the utmost and Davenport) and Moiine are being called upon ton aid in furnishing quarters. Quartered In Trains. Many delegations will use sleep ing cars for their headquarters, the trains to be put on side tracks! in the railroad yards near . thei river front Englewod command ery No. 59 will live in a tent colony! being erected on the Watch Tower grounds. All commanderies assigned tm special eating places are expected , to take all meals there to avoid j overcrowding. Luncheon will bet served at the M-sonic Tempi Wednesday noon for Grand com-i mandery representativ s only. No other meals will be served at the temple. Churches to Serve. I Aside from the hotels and res- taurants, breakfast dinner and sup per will be s rved at the following Rotations by special arrangement: First Methodist church, Fifth; avenue and Nineteenth street. Me-i morial ChristUm church. Third ave nue, and Fifteenth street; Y. M. C. A. cafeteria, Fifth avenue and Twentieth street and Y. W. CL A. cafeteria, 1522 Third avenue. Rock Island commandery No. IS has established a registration and information bureau at 218-222 Eigh teenth street All eminent com manders, immediately on arrival, will register at this bureau and re ceive tickrta for their delegations entitling the.ni to participation in the steamboat ana automooue ex cursions, information in connec tion with ail events connected with the conclave may be obtained there. Will Cheek Panels. Visitors having no other place to leave parcels and baggage may have them checked at the above bureau. Here, also, they may se cure all necessary Information as to garage accommodation srad.