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TRIESTE' RIOT
QUIETS DOWN
PEACE REIGNS
Socialists Revolt Against
Military and Wound -Many.
Soldiers. ,
Tto Trl-City Kallw,3r company!
tfci decided not to ask the public
Hilttlei commission now for per-
BfcNton to operate one man cars
ta ttt Illinois lines, nor will the
empeny ask exemption from pav
hf siKSsments, B. J. . Denman,,
'werident of the company, aaid to
The Argus lai night, while aecom
mbM by President Frank T. Huls
m of the United Light & Rall
nyi company. Mr. Hulswitt has
ttM ta the trl-clties for several
diyi, .i holding conferences with
(tract railway and power and light
ranpany officials, and talking to
taployei of these companies at
htsQUetl tendered them. . :. , .
"The point that we want to make
k that we are serving the public,"
Mr. Denman said.
I "It is not the desire of the com-
tny to force the one man caw
wopoiltlon down the community's
wost, although we believe in the
iptem. The relief from paving as-
eutneats Is another proposition
, net Um company only brings up to
' star, how 'expenses can be cut
m, which in turn would allow
for the operating of street cars at
I lower fare. If the people do not
vast any changes in these condi
ttee the coiapany will make' no ef
fort to force a change, but will be
tatlaSed with conditions as the pub
, Mc tints them.
1 Following Out Wishes.
Is the first place, the company Is
air following out the wishes of
Trieste, Sept 10. (Br the Asso
ciated Press.) A Socialist revolt In
which barricades were errected In
the streets and artillery, rifles, ma
chine cans and bombs were freely
employed in a struggle between the
rioters and the military, broke out
here this afternoon. Italian troops
and naval forces, however, had suc
ceeded by 8 o'clock tonight in com'
pletely restoring order. At that
boor the troops were- patrolling jthe
streets and a destroyer anchored in
the harbor commanded the public
square.
Several soldiers were wounded.
while numerous casualties occurred
in the Socialistic ranks.
17RITERT0
DOPE' OUT
FALL RACE
David Lawrence to Ana
lyxe Political Situation
as to Presidency.
COX DENOUNCES
MOB RULE IN A
STUMP SPEECH
Extreme Radicalism Hotly
Assailed By Demo-
' . ' cratic Nominee.
FLETCHER GIRL
FOUND ON FARM
El
sployer Penetrates Overall Dis
guise and Suunons Glov
, . teeter Police.
Gloucester, Mass.; Sept 11. Miss
Louisa Fletcher of Indianapolis,
who fled from the family summer
home at Gloucester on Thursday,
was found today at a farm house
near Ipswich.
Miss Fletcher told the police she
fled from home because she felt
that she had . been subjected to too
much discipline and was tired of
being a "poor little rich girl."
' She said she decided to make
her own way in the world. . She
cut her hair short, put on overalls
and rowed In a dory. to a fishing
vessel , outside Gloucester harbor
and asked the captain" if he wanted
an extra hand. The captain told
(This Is the first of a series
of dispatches to be published
dally during September and Oc
tober giving aa analysis of po
litical seatiaeat hi all nerthern
and western state to be fol
lowed by a detaled forecast ef
the presidential eleedoa).
BT DAVID LAWRENCE
' (Spec'al to The Argus.) '
Minneanolis. Minn.: Sent 11,
Governor Cox has gone west; Sen
ator Harding has gone back to Mar'
ton. The east, like the south, is
more or less set in its political)
ways. If, therefore, there is a
chance for an upset as occurred in
1916. the west would be likely to
exhibit the first symptoms. Also
distances are great in the western
country and the number of voters
is relatively small so the trend can
be more definitely assessed west of
the Mississippi river during " Sep
tember than it can east of the riv
er. For the eastern states are po
n Inn fi end sometimes a drift seis
in about the middle of October that I smash
hn, aha worn "(nn vftnn. " A f tar that
vS.bl,h "W C1mmiBuJa Fletcher told the' police, she
snug the studies of possibilities! . .
si tto "one man' car system.
afw ...I a w . t ,
aoVt
r -ant hn . nniil.l..l 1 - - -o
at once, but her appearance caused
her employer to notify .the. police
that he believed his "hired man'
was a girl in disguise. An officer
from this city brought her to the
police station.
i
-Jtn 8-cent fare, municipal
'dali of this community asked
a commission to grant a delay of
M4ayt before taking up the 10
ut fare petition, which had also
h Bled.
-.w. o aiauuug vuw um. LUC
unlislon asked the official, of
U company if they would co
epwite with the city officials in
letting data on the operation of
'one-man' cars, which the company
cficiais promised to do. Senti
ment of the public on the change
In iritems wag to have been learn
H fey city officials, while company
offldtli were to furnish the data
towing the cost of the change and
tts awing between the two sys
twt, which all believed was to
iliow whether the change which
would allow a reduction in opera
tion cost sufficient to allow a street
r fre low enough that would,
Mrhaps, be the choice of the pub
he at against the present equip
ment sod a higher fare.
Carrying Oat Promise,
"In makine these studies the
wmpiny is merely carrying out its
promise to the utilities commis
tlon. The first conference with
city officials of Rock Island
na Uollne was held at the Rock
mud city hall last Saturday. We
ireienUd the figures that had been
Prepared up to that time, which
snowed that it would cost the eom
Hay $641,000 to buy the 'one-man'
and to make track changes,
Wowing a faster schedule. The
nek changes would cost $80,000,
M would mean the laying of more
witches on the Elm street and
ong View lines end a few other
aitnor changes. It would be nec
essary for Aim mrnnnnv tn hnrrnw
tie money for these changes, but
tney would allow an annual net
"lng of $140,000 In comparison
ua me present system.
Peopls to Decide.
. " e are contemplating other
wa on the 'one-man' car system
or presentation to the city officials
t a conference within the -next
flays.
When we have completed our
"owing we will have carried out
Mr promise, and will rest the case
With the nannla fnr Ha,iainn tt ia
tt farthest thing from our inten-
to ask the utilities commission
give permission for thn chance.
J e are serving the public and
Public shall have the say on
f" service it vinti
.1 Ahaat Pa.l-
ihe matter of navinar asaeaa.
nta paid bv the piimnuiT came
P naturally following the question
M how the company can bring
"out a saving in operation in order
to allow a f.u i.
u this question the company is
eToring (o show the case in
toll
"On the Illinois side of the river
jee company has expended approx
ly $800,000 for paving along
tracks. Thi an m la mrt nf tha
Jation of the company's prop-
"v. arawing a return on the in
""unent and a rate of deprecia-
MAYOR OF CORK
NEAR COLLAPSE
Irish Sinn Fein to Try H
Greenwood for Harder if
MaeSwiaey Dies.
Belllngham. Wash., Sept 11.
(United Press). " Government must
never ho at the mercy of an upper
or lower mob," Governor James M.
Cox declared here this morning id
opening- a day full of stump
speeches along the western coast
of Washington.
- His address, it was apparent, was
directed at so-called radical ele
ments that" have been creating dis
turbances in the northwest.
A sure way to prevent radicalism
is to keep the government respon
sive to the will of the people, he
said. but. added, in again attacking
. . ii . ii i n ,1,4. j
Lao BtsuakuriBi uuBarcuy, mis ta
impossible with reactionaries in
control.
Cox read a letter from H. F.
Alexander, chairman of the Wash
ington Republican finance commit
tee, saying Washington had raised
$0,000 of its $65,000 allotment
Regarding radicalism, Cox con
tinued: . '
"I hold that in the United States
there is no call for extreme radi
calism. If government is fair.
then there will be no special privi
lege and certainty no unfair advan
tage to anyone. There will be
neither exploitation of worker nor
injustice to employer.
- "Just as surely as the pendulum
swings to the extreme right in fa
voritism and unfair privilege, thee
is certain to result a swing to the
extreme left of radicalism with' a
SLOSH FD
WENDS
OTCIIICAGO
Senate Board Recesses to
ZZeet Sept 22 in New
Tork or Washington. .
NOW YOU SEE IT
YOU DONX
: G. O. f. ATTITUDE
Secretary Daniels Charges
Straddle On League of
Nations Issue.
changes the aspect of political
things quite materially.
Besides, Governor Cox is . Just
now invading the west and the writ
er has determined to trail the Dem
ocratic nominee and Judge, if pos
sible how much headway he makes
in this western country. Not much
can be gotten by merely watching
the crowds as they are thrilled by
oratorical effort and pleasing
personality. More can be gained
by talking a day or two afterwards
with men and women in all walks
of life, business men. large and
small L' laJterftra, '""Va. Of 1
It is the purpose of government
in democracy to hold the scales of
Justice true, to give every person of
every class and kind equal oppor
tunity to achieve and to acquire
happiness. -.
"Those who have taken command
of the opposition party seem to have
.forgotten this and remember only
that phase which deals with buy
the people.'" v
Cox s schedule today also calls
for speeches at Seattle, Tacoma,
Everett and Mount Vernon.
Chicago, Sept 11. Refusal to
summon Governor Cox as a witness
before the senate committee inves
tigating campaign expenses was
announced today by Senator Ken
yon, chairman. . He gave out a tele
gram received from Frank A. Mun-
sey, eastern publisher, demanding
that the Democratic nominee be
subpoenaed.
Senator Kenyon's reply was to
the effect that Edmond H. Moore
had appeared as a personal repre
sentative of the Ohio executive and
the committee considered that suf
ficient . Typical of Hundreds.
Senator Kenyon said the tele
gram from Mr. Munsey was typical
of hundreds received and indicated
that the public announcement of
the Munsey message was made in
the hope that it might serve as an
answer to other telegrams and let
ters which might be in prospect.
Frederick C. Barber of New York
testified that be was brought - to
Chicago' to organise seven-day
drive in this city for the $500,000
which Harry M.Tllalr said was the
Chicago quota.
workers, and neWSumixroien of both :
Republican and Democratic affilia
tion, i
; Tirm Analyse Sitattlo : "
So the writer will spend the re
mainder of September studying ev
ery western state and will begin
about the first week in October to
analyze conditions in Illinois, Wis
consin. Michigan, Indiana, .Ohio
and the Atlantic seaboard where
changes, if they do come, occur in
the last moments of the campaign
and where Senator Harding and
Governor Cox will he found at that
time working to win the states
with the bie electoral votes. New
York's forty-five votes and Ohio's
twenty-four can offset half of the
entire west ' , '
Of course, nobody wno apenos a
London, Sept 11. Terence Mac
Swiney, lord mayor of Cork, on
hunger strike in Brixton prison,
was still conscious this morning,
although he passed a very had
night and was In an extremely ex
hausted condition, according to a
bulletin issued by the lrisn seu
Deterainatlon league.
A bulletin given . ont by the
league said the mayor was much
worse, ' , ' :'
'He appears to have couansea.
the bulletin stated. "His mind is
getting dull, but he is still con-
aplAna.
London, Sept 11. W imiieu
Press.) Sir - Hamar . Greenwood.
thief seeretarv for Ireland, has re
ceived notice that in the event oi
the death of Lord Mayor ac-
Sarinnv now on the 30th day oi nis
hunger strike, he will be tried tor
murder bv a Sinn Fein court
Sinn Fein officials previously
had declared informally aucn ac
tlon would be taken in connection
with all British cabinet mem Den
reannnsihle for MacSwiney's tan
nriaonment. ana ui amy roawi
ant sentences of death would be
carried out by Sinn Fein agents.
LOCAL COMPANY
INCREASES ITS
CAPITAL STOCK
V,
(Continued on last page.)
ON BATTLE EVE
PROPHETS TALK
Admlnistratloa Forces and Thetap-
ton-Laadln Factions Hake
Large dates.
Tells Wha Bectenta.
,The citizen who has a street car
front of his property hat a
portion of the paring in front
Property paid for by the
Ir car company, which sho
street car line la aa asset
, anrtncneld. HU Sept 11. (Unit
ed Press.) Articles of incorpora
tion were granted here today by
th seeretarv of state as follows
Rock Island Transfer and Stor
age company. Rock Island, In
creased capital stock irom aii.uw
to $50,000 and 500 shares common
stock N. P..V. , y , , .
ia this way to these property hold-
era. . ,
-On the other hand, the patrons
nf -the company living away from
the car lines are penalised. . Tfiia
is so to the extent that the company
must collect a fare that win pay
all exoensea. including that for
pavement assessed to the company.
In short every patron of the com
pany is helping to pay for paving
for persons whose properties hap
pen to be along street car lines.
However, this is but another mat
ter that the company merely points
to in answer to question s, and with
no other motive. The rate of fare
hinges on these things, but any
Changs that may be mads will be
left entirely to thi public
cide."
to de-
FLOUR BARREL
THIEF'S REFUGE
Pistol Battle In Sew York Central
Station With Restaurant
Proprietor.
Kittery, Maine, Sept. 11. The Re
publican attitude toward the
League of Nations was described as
a straddle and the party was ac
cused of paltering with the great-
ets moral issue that ever confront
ed mankind, in an addreas by Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels at a po
litical rally, here today. Secretary
Daniels referred to the speech of
Governor Coolidge at Portland, aa a
dextrous attempt to extricate his
party from its "selfish and paroch
ical position.''
"The first half of his speech,"
said Mr. Daniels, "was to declare
for American participant in world
affairs, snd it was essentially
sound. But by reason . of the
straddle-policy of his party, Gov
ernor Coolidge had to repudiate his
splendid recital of American duty
to the world, as well as to itself,
and he made a lame and impotent
conclusion by approving Harding's
toothless Hague Tribunal."
Governor Coolidge 'was impelled
by a desire to "save Repudiating
tne now-you-see-it and now-you-
don t attitude of the head of the
ticket," Mr. Daniels said.
' "What is the Republican attitude
,on the League of Nations?" he con
iinuea, aoes anyooay snow 7 uoes
Harding know? Does Coolidge
know? If so, are not the voters
entitled to be told instead of asked
to vote in the dark? Here in Maine,
on the Atlantic coast. Governor
Coolidge advocates American par
ticipation in world affairs. In Cali
fornia, Hiram Johnson and Borah
declare we must have no alliances
or participation in any enterprise
DECLARES ENGLISH AND
FRENCH TEXTS OF PACT
REVEAL MSCREPffilES
ARTICLE 21 OF LEAGUE
COYESAJIT.
EKGLISH TEXT: -Nothing in
this covenant shall be deemed to
affect the validity of interna
tional agreements, snch as treat
ies of arbitration or regional
understandings like the Monroe
doctrine, for securing the main
tenance ef peace."
FRENCH TEXT: "Lea en.
pagemeats . intemationaux tels
que 1M traites d'arbitrage et les
ententes reglonales, eorame la
Doctrine de Monroe, qui assar
ent les maintain de la paax, ne
sont considers comme Ineom.
patibles avee anruae des dis
positions da present pacts."
Literal translation of French
text by Senator Hardin?: In
ternational engagements sach
as treaties of arbitration and
regional understandings like the
Monroe doctrine, which assort
the maintenance of peace, are
( not considered as incompatible
with any of the provisions of
the present tpaeC .
Republican Nominee Fires
Broadside at Wilson ;
, and His Policies.
Did you ever hear $700,000 men
tioned as the amount to be raised i that touches European nations, and
in (JMeagoT senator Keed asked, tne bitter-enders will have no part
"Only casually, once or twice," of the league, no matter how many
said Mr. Barber i nullifying reservations Mr. Lodge
' Disclaims Authority. attaches to ft' 'East is East and
New York, Sept 11. Crowds of
suburban residents rushing for late
trains at Grand Central station
early today, scurried for cover dur
ing a pistol battle between Jacob
Mendel, station restaurant propri
etor, and three men who had knock
ed him down and taken his day's
cash, $2,500.
Two of the men, after their wea
pons had been emptied, were ar
rested, and the third calmly left the
station among the scores of police
who were called. When the police
followed a winding stairway lead
ing down into a bakery shop their
Senator .Reed then asked if that
amount had not been named in au
thorized statements sent from
headquarters to Chicago newspa
pers. The-witness said he'had noi
definite knowledge of that circum
stance... ' '
: Caleb Enix, assistant city editor
of the Chicago Daily News, was
called. He said he had received an
announcement from , Republican
headquarters naming $700,000 as
the Chicago quota and had used the
information ia a news story.
The committee completed its in
quiry here shortly after noon" to
day and recessed to meet either in
New Tork or Washington Sept 22.
No Pittsburgh Meet.
Plans to meet in Pittsburgh have
been abandoned. Chairman Kenyon ,
announced. .
Four witnesses who failed to ap
pear today will be heard in the
east They are William Wrigley,
Jr., Charles Piez, both of Chicago;
W. A. Woodford, Cleveland, and
George T. Carroll, Elizabeth, N. J.
Ghi Reporter Testifies.
How girl employes of the intern
al revenue office at Aberdeen, S.
D., were solicited to contribute to
a Democratic campaign fund was
described to the committee by Miss
ITALY APPEALS
TO ITS PREMIER
GloUlUl Expected to Brine; Solution
-. of Country's Industrial
Difficulties. -
flashlights revealed the fugitive, ! Eunice Coyne, a reporter on the
stuck in a barrel of flour, clutching
the bag of money.
ftnrinefleld. 111.. Sent 11. (Unit-
t Prcaa.1 The Republican suie
camnaiKn reached the "prediction'
and "lust before the vote" stage to
day with both the state administra
tion forcea and the Thompson-Lun-din
factions making large ' claims
of what each will do to the other at
next Wednesday's primary.
Oglesby headquarters nere is
sued a statement predicting - its
candidate . would carry ever con-;
gressional district with the pos
sible exception of one, in the down-
state. The doubtful district is ue
24th. where Congressman Thomas
S. Williams holds sway. . ,
The Rodenburg district contain
ing, the counties of Madison, st
Clair, Bond and Washington, which
heretofore have Beta xnompson
tendencies, will go for Oglesby.
headquarters stated.
The fleht in the 18th congres
sional district which takes la Kan
kakee county, home of Len Small,
and the 17th congressional. Frank
L. Smith's own. will he Terr close
bat indications point to a victory:
in both for Oglesby, his headquar
ters predicted.
In closing Its statement ugiesoy
headquarters made a hold predic
tion that Oglesby would be nomi
nated by aa overwhelming major
ity and Indicated further, such ma
jority would he at least 100,000.
Small benenmen nere nave not
retrenched one mite from , their j
original prediction that the Kan-:
kakee county man will be the gub
ernatorial nominee. - Some small
beta have been laid at 5 to 4 with
Small favorite, while others have
been laid at even that Small would
carry the downstate.
Oglesby men have gobbled up all
the even money in sight the last
few days and the Elkhart candi
date has been the favorite in the
betting sinoa.
MJSSOCmi QUAKES.
Springfield, Mo.. Sept 1L
(United Press.) Two slight earth
tremors wars felt hero yesterday.
No damags was reported.
ONE KILLED;
THIRTY HURT
New, Tork, Sept; 11. A serious
accident occurred : today , on . the
lines of the Brooklyn Rapid Tran
sit company, whose employes have
been on strike for two weeks. Two
trolleys collided near Ebbets field,
during the rush to the ball park
this afternoon and one person kill
ed aa 10 injured.
A Free Bulletin On
The Cold Pack Method
Is waiting for every woman who
will take the trouble to write
id ask for it
This bulletin ' explains the
modern, improved method of
patting np trait so It will keep
perfectly. - .. ,.
It also gives recipes for. pre
serves, Jellies, trait Juices, eid
ers, soaps. ACT NOWI ,
(Use the coupon. Write plainly.)
Frederic J. Haskls, Director.
THE BOCK I8LA5B ARGFS
INFORMATION BUREAU
Waebimgtew, D. C. .
I enclose herewith 1 cents
la stamps for return postage
oa a free copy of the bulletin
on the Cold Pack Method.
Name ...
Street
dty i
Aberdeen Daily News. She said the
girls were asked for $40 each by E.
M. Waterbury of Centerville, S. D
who came to - Aberdeen and de
scribed himself as an agent of
Clarence Mee, father of J. Walter
Mee. revenue collector at Aberdeen.
Miss Coyne said the girls were also
told that Clarence Mee was chair
man of a state-wide organisation
collecting Democratic funds.
It then developed that envelopes
had been addressed merely city and
that missives had been delivered at
the girls' homes.
One Cent Dae On Each. ,
: There was one cent due on
each," added Miss Coyne.
"What? exclaimed. Senator Ken
yon, "did they even ask the girls
to pay postage on the letters?" and
he and Senators Reed and Pome-
rene agreed that the episode was
despicable and inexcusable, t
Miss Jessie Burchard. one of
those who gave $40 described the
transaction, however, as purely
"voluntary" offering and agreed
with Senator Kenyon when he sug
gested it was probably actuated by
their "spontaneous enthusiasm" for
the Democratic
West is West'
Mr. Taft and Mr. Hughes and
Mr. Coolidge declare we must go
ia or stay in with our allies to in
sure world peace, each proposing
some sort of method which may or
may not be workable.
"Is this conflict of opinion irre
concilable? Will the Republicans
split on such divergent Views? Are
their convictions stronger than
their hatred and envy of Wilson?
Not on your life. Where will they
find a place for common and united
opposition where they can all de
clare by their actions, not out of
harmony with their dignity:
"'We stand at Armageddon and
atraddle for the Lord.' "
"Fortunately for them, unfor
tunately for our country, there is
a common divisor at Marion. Hard
ing furnishes the common ground.
He speaks often. His speeches re
call the statement of Gardiner, the
English writer, who, speaking of a
certain eminent British statesman
said:
"'He talks much on every sub
ject, but nobody has ever been
found who remembers anything he
has ever said.'
"But the demand for a clear and
unequivocal statement by the pres
idential candidate became so per
sistent that Colonel George Harvey
and other, eminent statesmen hur
ried to Marion for a conference.
And later Senator Harding became
vocal with a clear-cut policy. He
did not repudiate his vote for the
league with the Lodge nullification
policy.- That would offend some.
He therefore made a clear, straight
forward, convincing and unequivo
cal declaration, that he 'stood " for
the Hague Tribunal.' The moun
tain wa sin labor and brought forth
a mouse."
Turin, Italy, Sept 11. All Italy
has again turned to Premier GioJH-
ti, expecting him to bring about a
solution of the difficulties which
have arisen in the industrial life
of the country Sis is spending a
short time at Bardonecchia, a lit
tle village near the French frontier,
where he has gone for 38 summers
to spend his vacation. -
From Bardonecchia, the premier
is in direct telephonic communica
tion with all the principal Italian trine.
cities, chiefly with Rome, Milan
Turin and Genoa. Even the possi
bility of wire interruptions has been
foreseen and a wireless station has
been erected.
Signor Giolitti is , credited with
saying:
"The state does not consist only
of employers and metal workers,
but there is a great residium of
millions of other people, for whom
it is preferable to go through a mo
mentary paralysis of this very im
portant field of national activity
than to face the dangerous general
convulsion which might follow gov
ernment interference on either side.
Some maladies like this are better
left to nature and time, the greatest
healers.
Marion, O., Sept 11. (United ;
Press) Suggestion that America
has been duped by "shocking dls-r
crepancies" in the French and Eng-
i lish text of articles in the Versailles !
treaty, purporting to safeguard thei
Monroe doctrine, was made today '
by Warren G. Harding. These dls-
crepancies might readily Involve usr
in conflict be said. He demanded
that those advocating acceptance of ;
the league covenant bring forth an
explanation. t
This new angle on the treaty Is
sue was sprung in a double bar-'
' mlad Hrnafiulfta nil thA WIlMlfl .nnl-
icies made by Harding today, speak-!
ing to delegations of business men
from Chicago, Michigan and Indi
ana. ,
Lashes "Meddlmg."
The other half of Harding's i
speech unsparingly lashed the "in-
effective meddling" policy of thei.
Democratic administration toward!
business. Eight years of Demo-i
cratic administration have in
creased rather than reduced inef-i
ficiency and we have become "thej
ineffective prodigals of the world,-'
he said. He advocated rebuildingj
of our economic life, "so that our
prosperity shall not be the pros-i
perity of pfbfiteers nor of special;
privilege."
Harding quoted from tne French!
text of Article Twenty-one of the ;
league covenant arguing that it ls, -"a
onmnlfite reversal" of the Eng-i
lish text both of which are official)
and bear the signature of the Am-
erican plenipotentiaries. . , k
' Texts Differ, He Says.
This difference, he said, might'
very readily involve us In unhappy
conflict." The English text says'
nothing in the covenant shall bet
deemed to affect the validity of un-
! derstandings like the Monroe doc--
The French text, as nara-
EVANS HIS
OOLF TITLE
DTD NOT ASPIRE
TO OFFICE, SATS
: j W, H. LETPHNER
MILAN WORKERS
TAKE FACTORIES
WHEN LOCKED OUT
W. H. Lelthner, just ' returned
from a sojourn out of the city, calls
attention to an article in The Argus
recently using his name in connec
tion with the election of officers of
Alloues council. Knights of Colum
bus. He was referred to as defeat
ed candidate for the office of grand
knignt - Mr. Lelthner wants it un
derstood that he had previously
withdrawn hla candidacy- for re
election to the office and that his
name did not appear ia the ballot
ing. J - ,. - '
.ii
Roslyn, N. Y, Sept 1L Charles
Evans of Chicago today won the
national amateur gotf title cham
pionship, defeating Francis Ouimet
of Boston. 7 and S.
HARDING PLANS
: SPEAKING TOUR .
TO WEST COAST
! Marion, Ohio, Sept 1L Senator
Harding's campaign plans as they
are now ander serious discussion
! by party leaders contemplate a
speaking trip for the nominee to the
Facme coast, with addresses ia all
1th western states where senators
are to be elected this fall. .
TIE WEATHER
1
Rome, Sept 11. (By the United
Press.) While negotiations were
proceeding in Milan between metal
workers and manufacturers re
ports were received today of fur
ther seizure of factories by em
ployes. '
A dispatch from Turin said the
three largest rubber works in Pied
mont including the Michelin tire
nlant. were taken over. Other fac
tories eelaed were said to include
the Martiguy-Tedeschi works, which
was occupied at the point of the
revolver, and the Pirelli works in
Milan, employing 10,000 men. A
number of large chemical plants
were also commandeered because
the "locked-in" metal workers need
chemicals.
The trouble started last week
when metal manufacturers, to
avert a strike, declared a lockout.
Workers anticipated this by lock
ing themselves in. . Seizure of in
dustries and establishment of fac
tory Soviets rapidly spread to oth
er branches of labor.)
Deputies Buozzi and Baragona,
representing the manufacturers,
met with Prefect Lusignoli in Mi-
Ian, where the latter submitted the
government's plan for a settle
ment - -
The confederation of labor waa
reported to have ordered the seiz
ure of 200 additional plants to. pre
vent a lockout
ing translated it, literally says that
understandings line me munrue
doctrine might be considered asi
compatible with any of me pro-'
visions of the covenant. V
"Comparing the two versions oi
this solemn covenant no one cant
fail to perceive that one text Is the I
complete reversal of the other," hot
8aW' Subordinates Doctrine!
"The intimation in English is '
that the league covenant must he
made to coincide with the Monroe j. v
doctrine, but the literal effect of i.
the clause as originally drawn inf
the French, is the subordination of;
the Monroe Doctrine to such a de-j -gree
as virtually to involve its com-1
plete abandonment :
"One cannot help but wonder1
whether the whole thing was a trapi
to destroy the good American doc-'
trine of Monroe, to which thla re
public has been . commiuea wr;
more than a century. It is tmpos-(
sible to believe that the Kngnsu.
version was Intended to be an ex
act rendering of the French; no
one will consent to oeiieve n. w
meant to be identical in purpose.
Made Intentionally, Charge, j
"One wishes to be both charita-j
ble and considerate, but it is hard'
to believe this very marked dls- j
crepancy was perpetrated without!
Intention. Clearly, America is be-
ing deceived or the representatives!
of America have sought to deceive j
the nations with whom we propose (
to covenant our peaceful assoda-i
tions." i
In event of dispute ot isuropwn
powers would Inevitably aceept the
Frencn version, uuu. unus
cial language ot European diplo--;
macy, Harding said.
"America would have to acquiesce
In the demolition ot her cherished,
doctrine or go to war," he added. 1
Harding explained he did not be
lieve the president would know-:
ingly be a party to deception of
his own country and he would not
accuse foreign representatives of;
trying to dupe America, but there
is a misunderstanding which, inj
any business contract, would have)
to be clarified before any prudent j
business man would sign it t
Hits Business Policy.
Turning to relations of the gov-l
eminent toward businese, Harding j
declared the "pulling and haullncj
of business" and application of
Unsettled but generally fair to
night and Sunday. Slightly cooler
tonight -
Highest yesterday, S3: lowest
last night, 8.
Wind velocity at T av m six
miles per hour. -'.
Precipitation, none.
11 m. T p.m. 7 ajn.
yester. jester, today
Dry bulb temp. ..80 74- $7
Wetbalb temp. ,..67 C6 67 j
Relative aumia. ..49 h si!
. River stage, 2.C, a rise of J in
last 24 hoars.
River Forecast
Only alight changes la the Mis
sissippi will occur , from below
Dubuque to Moscstin,
J.M.BHKRIER.
PRODUCTION DECLINES.
Washington, Sept 1L Produc
tion of both gold and silver declined
last year. Director of the Mint
Banker announced.
WILSON NAMES
HISS BOARDXIAN
" CKZimS3EONER
(Continued on Last Page.)
CAN YOU BEAT IT? !
SIX-POUND BEANS!
MADE IN TEXAS!
Washington. Sept 11. (United
Press) : President WUsoa has ten
dered a appointment as commis
sioner of the District of Columbia
to Miss Isabel T. Boardmaa. noted
national Red Cross executive, and
Miss Boardmaa has decided to ac
cept, her friends here aaid today.
Cisco, Texas, Sept 11. (United
Press.) Jack's beanstalk was aim- ,
ply outclessed here today.
W. B. Wroten, Harrel addition.
brought two beans to town each 1
weighing six pounds. They were,:
two and a half feet long and one- r
half inch in diameter.
Wroten said there were about!
one hundred more on a vine tn his
hack yard ted each one grew as
big aa the two exhibited in fire days.
"They're New . Zealand batter
beans," he explained. - -

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