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ii a i a x v t II 1 I kssa" i 1 I ) 9 I. ( f AND EAILY UNIOPj. ,IT-t.lTD ' YC'Ji 1(0. 2CX DAY SEPTEIITH 23, 1920 FOURTEEN PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. 4-- ' v - r i - ; - r - 1 .1 HAZES iEDOFfllfl uUILDKJBS Jssfcnrcs Are Leveled By ! ; Tlamcs 30 Head of ; f Cheep Destroyed. :l , (Bj Sun ComspoMenL) Alado, ill., eept. z. ire 01 nn tiown origin starting on the root m tot poultry Darn ai ine mercer MUtr (air grounds at 2 o'clock tils afternoon, swept the north Ua of the crounds. destroying the 'tttt, cattle and poultry barns, ,to 'jttbtr with 30 head of sheep and (M prize hog. The loss to the fair utociation is between $5,000' and 1000, according to estimates of femtarv E. P. McFarland. r Floral hall on the south side of (t grounds was threatened for a Mmt but the efficient work of the 'Akdo'fire department sared this strsctare. All other live stock with tfc exception of the sheep apd one saf'had been removed from the Itms. The sheep belonged to M. t'.I. Warwick and were valued at be- n $3,00 and $4,000. Mr. War wick was preparing to remove them to the state fair at Nebraska for wm property of I. M. Cilmore and' vu worth between $100 and &M0. Covered By Insurance. 4 Tht blaze is believed to have re- alted from sparks emaaatine from bonfire started near the poultry bun. The barns were , of frame coutructton and were quickly JtMled to the ground. . ; The loss to the fair association is .itsvered by insurance. i The Mercer county fair closed 4ut Saturday with a record of the knest attendance in its history. Btre than 120,000 in admission tr taken lm - , 2 tOLICE SAY FDX IS NOT LEROY Mslned Suspect ITot the Perpe. . trator of "Trunk Mar. der.' f Montevideo. Sept 20. Morris rn, the young man detained here s the supposition that he might W Eugene Leroy, the alleged per Htmor of the Detroit "trunk nrter,', Is not Leroy, police offl cals of this city announced last light. Finger print records es Mliihed complete proof of Fox's hnocence. . . - i FEIflERS FIGHT BRITISH A Hut Skirmish In rTMeli Military nave Benefit of Armored . ' , Machtafes. Dnblin, Sept 20. (United Press): -Sinn Feiners and British soldiers Jwterday engaged in a sharp skir ish which resulted In one Sinn wBer dead and 40 taken prisoner, wyeral were injured. The Sinn Ftjners used rifles and bombs. The military had the benefit of armored an. KILL CHAUFFEUR WITH IRON BAR ntery Surrounds Murder of John : W. firay Near Independence, - Missouri. "p i citT Mo- SePt- 20. "ted Press.) Mystery today "rounds the murder of John W. WIT. rhanffita VI J J ' -"cai, w uuoq UIUUU-UIV- T vm found in the woods . , -fwiucuvb ouuua. dn e w v n beaten to death with, an cr Gray drove for a livery com- rJ: w missing. And -police are tor three "bright light" waters said to have been in the hine 8aturday(night I 2CBETCONPAB &ELD AT RIGA ON PEACE TERMS vwdon. Sept 20. (United Press) Riga dispatch to the London Jrooicle today said the formal rpiwh-Russian peace conference hot been begun, hut John Jr1. had a two-hour secret con-4 the soviet agent was re y to have gone to the meeting one of the former cxar s 3l cars. Mercer County Fair Buildings- Destroyed , Y'lHtUag Southwest to Ticket Office ' ..'.; Main Entrance to Grounds. Breaking out at 2 o'clock this afternooB. fire this afternoon destroyed Mereer county fair landings valaed betweea C&000 and WL. 000, sheep beloagiag to M. T. Warwick and valaed at $4,000 and a prUe winning Dam kog valued at $2,000, the property of L M. Gllaore. The beef, cattle and poultry bans were rased by the flames, effideat work of the lledo fire depatteent preTenUng the spread of the flames and entire destraetioa of all the fair buildings. , . - DYING v MAYOR WRITES IXTTER TO IRISHMEN MacSwiney, Packed in Hot Water Bottles, Ad dresses Countrymen. Ixndon, Sept, 20. Terence Mac Swiney,' lord mayor of Cork, had a bad night and was very weak this morning, according to a bulletin is- Lsued by the Irish Self-Delfermina- MacSwiney last night wrote a message to Irishmen throughout the world on Waif of himself and the hunger strikers in Cork Jail. The lord mayor said' in parti "If this cold blooded murder is pushed through it will leave a stain on the name of England, which has no parallel in her history ' and which nothing will ever efface. We feel singularly privileged at being made instruments of God for evok ing. such world-wide expressions of admiration' ni support' for the cause of Irish Independence and recognition of the Irish republic." ' London, Sept. 20. (United Press.) Terence MacSwiney, hunger strik- ing lord mayor of Cork, was ported packed in hot water bottles today. Eminent scientists called by the government said life could be prolonged it bodily heat could be maintained. , ; MacSwiney was reported exceed ingly weak after a night of fitful sleeping, but the beginning of his 39th day of fasting was marked by no perceptible change. - - :. The physiological aspect of Mac Swiney's strike aroused intense in terest among scientists. Sinn Fein leaders reiterated their belief today MacSwiney's spiritual faith and his intense political con victions were upholding him. . MacSwiney, dozing fitfully, began his thirty-ninth day of hunger striking today. The last bulletin from Sinn Fein headquarters said he' was perceptibly weaker but still conscious. - Friends of the lord mayor vigor ously denied the imputation of the London Times that MacSwiney's visitors were supplying' him with food. The Times, asking "who is feeding . MacSwiney?" pointed out that the lord mayor and the hun ger strikers in Cork almost equalled the record of Dr. Tanner, who fast ed 40 days, much to the wonder of the medical world ' - FATHER AND . SON REUNITED Geonre B. Klneheart ef Beekferd Gets Boy. Back After Many ''. Tears. " ; Dixon. III.. Sept 80. George B. Rinehart 905 West, State street, Rnckford. 111., was ! yesterday re united with his son, Theodore, aged 22'. whom he had not seen since the parents separated when the boy was less than a year old. The hoy returned to Rockford with his fa ther and will make his future home there. , . ' ,. . : 1 THE WEATHER Partly cloudy and somewhat un settled tonight and Tuesday. - Not much chance in tempera tare. Highest yesterday, 8S; lowest last nlkht 67. . ' Wind velocity at 1 a. m, S miles 11a 7 pjn. 7am Tester, yester. today Dry bulb temp. ..82 7 - 10 Wet bulb temp. ...C7 : 65 3 RelaUve humid. ..46 48 67 River suge ZX no chance 1 last . x Hver Fenaast. :-- "' J. M. SHKRIKK Meteorologist Only sliaht changes in the Mis sissippi will occur rrom oelow Dohaqae to Vnacatiaa. - m COX FACING HARD FIGHT IN FAR WEST Were It Not for Beqneath - ed Prejudices Governor Might Carry State. ; ' ' BY DATID LAWREKCE. . (Special to The Argus. ) , San Francisco, Sept.' 20. Two hours is almost senatorial length of a political speech, but Governor Cos kept' 10,000 people attentive, as he covered in his main speech here practically every subject from the Barnes bible, or Republican , text book,, to- the troubles of Ireland: The crowd liked the speech and on two occasions rose to applaud. -Governor Cox ia in some respects re-i"Ke "rn Jonnson in nis method of carrying audiences into high pitches of enthusiasm by a series of climaxes. The Democratic nominee got most of his applause in the. first hour of his address and closed with an emotional appeal tor the League of Nations that brought tears to the eyes of men and women, touch ed by reference to the soldier dead. Judging by the effectiveness of the governor's address with the relatively small' crowd he faced here, one or two of the Democratic leaders who have been disposed to be lukewarm about the .Cox cam paign said afterwards that If he'd stay in California from now until election time nd carry his mes sage into every community of the state ' he" would ' easily - carry the state. , '.;-'-;. ' Handles Issues Skilfully. That however, ia only anbthei way of saying two things. First that the Democratic leaders were convinced .that Governor Cox has a splendid array of arguments and handles the issues skilfully; and second, that because of a hostile press they fear that Cox doctrine will not be widely distributed in California and that therefore- he may not carry the state. - The Democratic ; presidential nominee covered plenty of ground in his speech. He pledged himself to present the cause of Ireland to the League of Nations if he should be elected. . He said, that money now being spent for - battleships would be spent for a reclamation and irrigation projects. . - He contrasted his 'own nomina tion after 44 ballots at San Fran cisco with the selection of Senator Harding at 'Chicagb "in a smoke filled hotel room in the early hours of the morning." . . He praised Hiram Johnson as a progressive . and. said he believed Hiram's voice may be tor Harding but not his heart ' There 'was. a demonstration ' of enthusiasm when Governor Cox mentioned th.e name of President Wilson, who spoke' ia the same hall jast a year ago this week. (Continued on Page Three). CHICAGO JUDGE IN DICE BAKE BeOS Ivories With a Hears Sheet. r W a Fiae aad " " Win.- Chicago. ' Sept 20. Municipal Judge Stewart rolled the dice with Thirsty Smiddy. negro eras shooter, for a fine in the Chicago Avenue court today, and smiddy lost . Vv..-.: : Judge Stewart ordered the negro to, shoot, craps against a fl and costs verdict Smiddy Bade - aa eight nine turned np next follow ed, by utue joe." .smiaay laiaea to the cubes and begged tor aa eight He got a seven. "Yoa lose,- said the coax. St ill. !l 1 1 Htm N. Y. ASSEMBLY MAY RE-EXPEL HVE SOCIALISTS Issue Overshadows Hous ing Problem Which is. At An Acute Stage. ' Albany, N. Y., Sept 20. Interest in the housing shortage which the legislature was to consider in spe cial session tonight was subordi nated at the capitol today to a gen eral discussion of what action, ' if any, the assembly would take re garding the five expelled Socialists, re-elected at special elections last week to fill their own vacancies. The Socialists were found guilty of charges of disloyalty last April after a trial that occupied the atten tion of the assembly almost con tinuously from the opening of the 1920 session. Speaker Sweet who was gener ally regarded as the prime mover in the ouster proceedings last Jan uary, was expected to have a con-' ference-with legislative leaders to day.' - . Some members of the legislature, who voted to unseat the Socialists, have let it be known that they have not changed their view notwith standing the re-election of the quin tet Attorney-General , Newton said today that the seating or unseating of the Socialists was a matter en tirely for the assembly to decide. In reference to the stand of some assemblymen that the Socialists are as guilty now as the day they were expelled, the attorney-general said: These men were expelled from the assembly because they were members on a 'party Which, during the trial, was found to be disloyal and opposed to. our form of gov ernment Since the 'trial I under stand the Socialists have eliminat ed or amended the 'un-American clauses of their constitution." The attorney-general mentioned the action of the Socialist national convention, which amended its con stitution so that only American citizens would be eligible for mem bership on the governing commit tees of the party. - Hensins; Problems A cot. ' One of the most important meas ures which the housing committee is expected to recommend to the legislature, is designed to provide for the exemption of mortgages from the state income tax provis ions for a definite length of time, probably eight years. Albany, N. Y., Sept. 20-(United Press) Major Lewis Cuvillier, New York Democrat had a resolution prepared instructing the judiciary committee to report back to the as sembly on the eligibility of the five Socialists. He planned to submit this immediately after the assenv bly convenes tonight ' He was one of the leading figures in the pre vious prosecution of the Socialists. Speaker Tad" Sweet Republi can, who took the initiative in ex pelting the Socilists, has publicly announced' his intention of resum ing the fight to 'oust them. . . COAL CONTROL DY 'SOVIETS' : London, Sent 20. Extraordinary rumors are In circulation through out Lanarkshire to the effect that the leaders of the Seottish commun ist movement have planned a sensa tional coup to be sprung near Glas gow, says a dispatch to the West minster Gatette, from Hamilton, Scotland. . - It ia asserted that the. cashiers and officials have been indirectly told that seizure of the coal pits is imminent and that it is proposed to establish a soviet system of mining controls,' the dispatch adds. The authorities are not skeptical of the rumors." - A dispatoh almost similar in tone has been received by the Exchange Telegraph;.."- BUTE KEDS FBOX G ALICIA. Warsaw,. Sept 20 Russian bol shevlki forces have been driven out of eastern Galicia by a general Pol ish advance r aong the southern -i front ...I, Flames LEAGUE TO CHECK WAR IN POLAND Council of Nations Gains Initial Success in Sus pending Hostilities. I Paris, Sept 20. Poland and Lithuania have agreed to suspend all hostilities, pending an- inquiry and decision of the issues at' stake by the council of the League of Na tions, it was announced here this morning. , v- , : - Paris, Sept 20. (Uited Press.) Dramatically clasping hands before councillors of the Leagne of Na tions, Ignace Paderwiski and A. Valdemar accepted the league's findings in the Polish-Lithuanian dispute, In which war was threat ened. ' Both Paderewskl and Valdemar said up to two weeks ago they be lieved the dispute between the two countries could have been settled only by war. Acceptance of the findings mark ed the league's first success in blocking threatened war. The league council held an open session today in the Luxembourg palace; It was to discuss its power to act in another territorial dis pute between northern European countries the Oaland Islands dif ferences between Sweden and Fin land. Finnish representatives were expected to protest the council's de cision to appoint a commission to report on the matter. As the secretary completed read ing the league's proposals, Valde mar arose from his seat to accept them for ' Lithuania. In a brief, speech he complimented represen tatives cf the countries present and paid a tribute to the league as mak ing a proper start in itsj first at tempt at arbitration. Pafierewski, addressing Valdemar, spoke in glowing terms of his "honorable adversary." "You are no longer an ad visa ry. Henceforth we are colleagues." He extended his hand. Valdemar, ap parently under great emotional stress, shook hands warmly. Sev eral in' the tense audience burst into tears. . The league's proposal in settle ment of the Polish-Lithuanian, dis pute was that Lithuania provision ally accepts the1 boundary line pre scribed by the supreme council in December, 1919, and -will withdraw all troops to the western' line dur ing negotiations. Poland agreed to respect Lithuanian territory dur ing the Kussc-Poiisn war if the Soviets will do likewise. The coun cil will appoint a commission to supervise the fulfillment of the terms and assits in the negotiations between the countries. -. SEDGWiCKON 1 TALKSTRIKE Alleged Xarderer Betoes to Utter Seaad Since His Oaiae - . swat . Muskegon. Mich., Sept 20.- (Unlted Press). Dr. Otis W. Sedg wick, in Jail here in connection with the death of his wife and daughter at Whitehall. Mich., today started nis sixth day- of a hanger and thirst strike. He has not touched food or water since his ar t-rest although efforts have been made to feed him. 1 - . Sedgwick . has also gone on a talk strike. He has refased to ut ter a sound since his confinement. He was carried from his cell oat doors 8nnday where attending phy sicians thought fresh air might re store a more agonal state of mind. SMALL LEADS OGLESBY FOR NOMINATION McKinley Seems to Have Defeated Smith for Sen : ator Count Begins. Springfield, III, Sept 20. Official canvass of the state primary vote will be delayed until some time next week, it was announced by the secretary of state today. This delay will be occasioned by the anticipated slowness of some coun ties in certifying their official totals. The official primary can vassing board is composed of the governor, the secretary of state and the state treasurer..' Chicago, Sept 20. (United Press.) Official canvass of the vote in last . Wednesday's state primary was started in Chicago's 2,210 pre cincts today. If was expected to be completed Wednesday. Pending the official announce ment Len Small, Thompson candi date, had a lead of 6,000 over John G. Oglesby v for the Republican nomination for governor, and Wil liam B. McKinley, Lowden candi date, was leading for the senatorial nomination. - ' Chicago, Sept 20. The official canvass of the votes in last Wed nesday s primary election was started here today by Chief Clerk James F. Sullivan and a large staff of assistants. The Republican nominations for United States sen-i ator and for governor depend on the outcome of the canvass. "Unofficial returns compiled by Chicago newspapers from the ma jority of the 265 Chicago precincts still missing put Len Small of Kan kakee in the lead for the Republi can nomination for governor over Lieutenant Governor John G. Ogles by, but with errors totaling several thousands already discovered the race is still so close that the Ogles- by backers are not willing to admit aereau . Unofficial returns from many of the missing precincts inicate Con gressman William B. McKinley's final plurality over Congressman Frank B. Smith in the Republican senatorial race will be approximate ly 10,000."- . x . Watchers of virtually every can didate were on bawd -when canvass started. Searing Chosen State's Attenwr. ' Springfield, I1L. Sept 20. Nomi nation of John Searing as Republi can candidate for state's attorney of Jackson county was made cer tain today by instruction from the attorney general's office that the Jackson county canvassing board had no authority to throw out pre cinct returns because of irregu larities. COAL MINERS RESUME WORK End Vacation Strike in Haseiton District Reports from Other , nines. ' Haseiton. Pa Sept 20. The "va cation" strike of the anthracite coal miners was virtually ended today in the Haseiton district Practi cally all the colleries resumed op erations. Many of them, however, were crippled by the short working forces. Lehigh Valley railroad officials announced that an ample car sup ply, was on hand to take care of the colleries and that the prospects ap peared bright for a near normal outnut in this district Shamokin, Fa., sepi. zujrom plying with the order of the general committee issued Saturday, the miners in Shamokin district con tinued their "vacation" today and will not resume work until after an other meeting Wednesday night Unless all men are reinstated by that time, the general committee declares, the suspension will be continued. Reading. Pa., Sept 20. Reports from the Schuylkill hard coal reg ion received from coal companies today indicated slightly more than 75 per cent of the men have re sumed work. INQUIRY FOR I017AN BOARD Washington. Sept 20. An inves tigation of the action of the Iowa state hoard of railroad commission ers in dismissing the petition of railroads in that state for authority to increase, intra -state passenger and Pullman charges was ordered today by the interstate commerce commission. Hearings will begin Oct 8, at Des Moines before' Exam iner Flynn. rniLYiiSs GENERAL KOOD Chicago, Sept IS. Major General Wood was decorated as an officer of the Order of St Maariae and St. Laxarua, hy OFFICIALS UAUG BUILDING UILL BE BLOWN UPTOICI RED FLAGS ARE HAULED FROM WALLS Italians Get Factories Back As Government Settles With Labor. Rome, Sept1 20. (United Press.) Italy prepared herself further to day for an experiment in economics by granting labor an extensive share in the management of fac tories. ' With a decree issued for a com mision of workingmen, employers and technical experts to draft a control of industries bill, a move ment to evacuate factories seised by employes was underway. Conferences between employers and employes in cities where plants were taken were reported today to have .resulted in agreement except on the punishment of workers for crimes committed while within the plants. That' was regarded as a minor matter, and in Naples, Tu rin and Genoa red flags were haul ed down from factory walls. Own ers again took possession of their property. Representatives of working men railed on Premier Giolitti to urge that narliament be convened at once to enact the control bill. The request was refused on the ground that the commission first should meet and prepare the measure. , GRANDARMY HOLDS REUNION Weary Veterans Greet Comrades aad Are Welcomed by Indi ana Governor. IndianapoliB, Ind., . Sept. 20. Weary with traveling, but looking forward with eager anticipation to another meeting with their com rades of '61, thousands of Civil war veterans arrived here today to aug ment the thousands already in the i city for the fifty-fourth annual en campment of the Grand Army of the Republic. Special trains brought large del egations from surrounding" states. while many - individuals arrived from more distant points. Today was given over to commit tee meetings of allied organisations. Tonight the veterans will be given an official welcome bv Governor James P. Goodrich. Daniel M. Hall . of Columbus, Ohioi commander-in-chief of the G. A. R., will respond. Others to speak at the reception are women of auxiliary organiza tions. Headquarters of the Woman's Re lief Corps will be established here today and committee meetings will be held. ROUNDS TURN Governor Cox In 11 "Working Days Has Campaigned Eleven States. San Diego, Calif., Sept 20. (United Press.) Governor James M. Cox, with his speech here today, was "rounding the turn of his swing around the circle." Touching the most distant out post of his nation-wide stump bat tle here the Democratic candidate, after invading Los Angeles tonight and tomorrow morning, will again be moving toward the strategic mid dle western and eastern campaign ground. i In 14 "working days" Governor Cox has campaigned in 11 states, making an average of nine speeches daily. Cox now is in a section where it was admitted there Is stronger sen timent for the league than in any locality of the west and Democrats were banking on southern Cali fornia piling up a majority suffic ient to overcome the Republican strength -in the northern part of the state. Governor Cox was to speak here at noon and leave for Los Angeles at 3 o'clock where a big night meet ing is scheduled. - FOOD PRICE GOES DOW5. ' Washington, Sept 20. Twenty seven of 43 standard articles of food showed a decrease in price be tween July u and Aug. 15. , KEQnSITIOS ATJTOS. , Belfast Sept 20. Using 20 steel ntnmnhfl Sinn Kpinr 1nrtmA pleasure seekers to drive them about , , . . . GET POSTAL Department of Justice In clined to jRegard Card as a Hoax. , 5ew Tork, Sept. SOr A pest.' card warning that an attempt -weald be made tomorrow to . blew ap the customs .house, after the Wall street explosion last Thursday, was received la the mail today by William B. Edward, Halted States collec tor of internal revenue for this district This postcard, signed "A Clt Isen," was turned ever to the eastediaa ef the baildiasr by Mr. Edwards, whe also notified Postmaster Thomas G. Patten. ' The department of justice, toe, was Informed ef receipt ef the postcard. Mr. Edwards said he was Inclined to regard the waning as a hoax. New York, Sept 20. The body" of the one victim of the Wall street explosion which had remained un-t identified, was recognized at thai morgue today by Mrs. Olive Kehr er as her son, Elmer Wallace Kehrer, 21-year-old chauffeur. Grand Jury Meets. The September grand Jury was; convened today to investigate the, explosion that shook the financial) district last Thursday, killing Mi and injuring nearly three hundred! otherj. Subpoenas were issued fori scores of eyewitnesses of the blast Included among those to be ex amined was Edwin P. Fischer, ar rested In Canada, who was expect ed here this forenoon in custody of detectives. Fischer has testified ty' having sent warnings to a number of friends here, but authorities at-i tach little significance to his story' because of bis recognized eccen tricities. Release Russian Journalist Interest was attached to the fur-Nw tner. examination of 'Alexander Brailovski, a Russian Journalist who has already testified to having been in the vicinity of the disaster! in conversation with companions! shortly after the explosion occur- red. He was later released. j Attorney General Palmer was I expected to return here during the; day and resume personal charge or the Investigation by the depart ment of Justice. . After Horse Owner. Efforts to identify the owner of the horse which drew the wagon supposed to carry the infernal ma chine, were continued. Faint hope was expressed of being able to do so. Fischer Claims "Premonition." Edwin P. Fischer, the former Metropolis tennis star, who was de tained in Hamilton, Ontario, in connection with His postcard warn ings of the Wall street explosion, arrived here this morning in the custody of New York and Hamilton detectives. He was taken to police headquarters at once. , Fischer, after laughing with a swarm of reporters and photogra phers while posing for news "mov ies, shoved bis way witn tne de tectives to a Lexington ' avenue lunch room, where be breakfasted on beef stew and coffee, finishing the meal when he washed his face with a glass of water. He stuffed into his pocket three cigars that he picked up from the Grand Central floor, chuckling as be did so and explaining that be did not smoke, "but his friends did." When posing for the camera men he was asked to remove his hat This brought an exclamations , "Have a heart!" he cried. --r Requested to talk, he said: "Oh, Ulk my eye!" "I'm. In the hands of my friends here," he added, referring to the detectives. "That's all I know." When detectives said they had to j invoke the combined aid of the j mayor, sheriff, crown attorney, chief of police. United States con- sul and the immigration authori- j ties of both countries at Hamilton, f to get Fischer away, the former ten nis star broke in: "Yes; if it hadnt been for them ;, I'd still be op In that darned' place!" At police headquarters, Fischer stuck to his statement that "it was a premonition" that warned him in advance of the Wall street explo sion, adding: "More will happen in the future. Unseen powers have communicated -that through me." . Gaard ReeaefeUer Estate. Tarrytown, N. Y.. Sept 20. Twelve extra guards, armed with , rtOea, patrolled the roads adjoin-1 ing the estate of John D. Rocke- . ; feller, during the night it became J known today.:: - Two boys reported that they had met two strange men who asked where Mr. Rockefetler lived, ,and taking spectacles from their pock ets and trying them on, inquired If they made mach difference in their appearance. Tney Rata tne men I later toft for New York in a taxi- . cab. ,.. Italy. I V" "