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FORECAST TRILLIONS innate for Fiscal Year i-Aincricans Cany Im v' mense Sums. fublngton, Oct 20. Govern- -at expenditures of tour billion Xtn during tbe next fiscal year Citorecast by Secretary Houston An of the American Bankers' as gditloa in which he covered a Ui range of financial and eco KBle problems of the nation. kli secretary outlined the treas jy1! program for handling tbe war febt, liquidation of which, he said, gut (0 on steadily in order that 'til redemption be accomplished Jvttbout disturbance to national life. ,Hi iipealed for "the strictest econ- sot act on'y in our expenditures, Menl. ttate, county and municl W but also by thrift on the part U W people," adding that tbe pro 'pia necessitated tbe maintenance 'sf taxation "after this fiscal year a i level ot not less" than $4,000,- YOW annually. Mi, nuuauju iiu Luere were mui- citieu of falling receipts because Here vu bo means of predicting to none ot business or incomes d profits. The receipts for the prwent fiscal year, he reported, would be materially lower than the TT . 1 J . I. - 1 11 ncord ot $5,500,000,000 last year, aprming tbe belief that tbe re- etipts would dot greatly exceed the i iaimaged, the secretary said, by J tbt "kuvy burdens imposed by the 1 IflBIIIArt.tlna art " at Kr. Houston predicted raoid re- flducUon ln tbe gross national debt Ithrough the coming year, particu larly u iz,350,ooo,000 short term jttratcatei outstanding. The treas m program, he added, would re- m in reducing this below $2,000.- H0,000 and perhaps to $4,500,000,- m. wrai interests for government . IP, Mr, Houston said that "scarce .VTluda reduction in the cost of liv- (Continued on Page Five.) JOT'S SPEECH ELATES 6. 0. P. VMatts Harding's Position and CeiMres Article X of the -, Covenant. Xew Tnrlr rM aw vw. ,v, V HA a( V. : , a (i m r i VitX wera- nlnvAd. eninr into his home. Wll I O v W.. T fc-A Or Chall Ka aJJAa. to i ! "ke such changes as I't'JscSons.0 m6t the Ameri kt "son "by the changes Mr r!dy been considered Is i hrforThetn -Ply wouldnot r Pw!y reTiB"l nd amended. Mat MTE HEABIXe. L.!!iarton. rwt n i... aX. 1 uvwt . . Uta " V. 1 UQ 111 1CI " fcordSfT! com:-8on yester- Hlt t u OMr'n8 Nov. 8 at St investigate refusal of the E Public service commission t Increases in freight rates rami "iate "lm:l"' to the ad ' ttthorued for interstate ser- PtrmsnTF. Plebiscite thrnnahnnt tha ibiti- ne Mtween Vm ,. M 't exist bow and the "Wor under government FRANCE STATES WOMAN PENNED FRENCH LETTER Distinguished Writer Pro ' posed League of Na-. ' tions Change. Chlctfo, Oct 20. The letter re ceived, from France , by . Senator Joseph I. France, of Maryland, pro. poring a change In the organization of the present League of Nasfene were rrom a woman ana NOT a man, the senator said today. The proposal dealt chiefly with desirability to calling "an Interna tional convention of. friends of peace, ne said.' Senator France, however, said the offer was very much the same as those made to Senator Harding ana mat attuougn tne writer sua . t-.urv denartment todav sh believed he was expressing the H - , v4aw. a. K. - U .A before the conven- .1.' ..-.-- .tA : : ' su-uuiutui ui witn otner pro-ieague oi nauona -.n-rt tins reached the Dan France was in no way connected Republicans in supporting Governor . niU? that T state of sie-e with the affair. . , Coi and why he confidently believes " Jfliktl in 12 Russian "A dinrinmiishM wnmn v-it c-.,-. ..,,, has been prociaimea m iz Russian of France made tbe offer to me"! will mean Americas entrance into SKSST U1C1U,UUB a,U8tuw Ml he said. "She is a member of an 'the present League of Nations. , retTO8r- ' organization which is working Here is an excerpt from a steno-i ; Issiee naaueste. quietly among the thinkers of her graphic copy of the address: - I . Warsaw, Oct 20. General FU nation in order to form a body, in! "Mr. Harding's attitude upon the'Mdski, president of Poland, has rnnnnrtiim with h. Vn'tmA stato. ! i ...... ,.. Tk.t in an addressed a manifesto to the army which will 6ive subject nations -a oennite chance for self-government nations he was willing to vote tor nosunues wua Doianea triple alliance. In parliament it as soon as they have proved their ; the league with Republican reser- t midnight Monday, after nearly was hinted the miners will be loin capability. - . j rations and he did so twice. In an-! two reara of war. He urges pa- j ed ln the strike by the other wings "There does not seem to be gen- ticipation of executive responsibil- tianee as the actual treaty of peace of tne aiiiance tf trouble is not erally known in this country that 1 ity, however, and initiative, be does i not yet signed, and expresses the t adjusted quickly. However, with the Labor party of Great BriUin 'not wish to submit- the Wilson hope that the. soldiers will develop the prospect of a resumption of ne- and the workers of Prance are strongly opposed to the League of I Nations, as it is at present consti-1 tuted. I Various other bodies in other European nations endeavored to have inserted a ciauM in th vr-. sallies treaty which would give Ouhipct nntinna a nnaitinn in rot.- tion to tbe great power to which it belonged analagous to that existing i between the Philippine Islands and uib uuueu Dimes. i "The Imperialistic officials who ' ilMliNd 14000000 000 .under thel Ionneo me great council mat arewitue wuson league to wnicn ne naa i'vtNstkvT ' up the League of Nations refused 'made objection. His Insistence is Li" . to permit the change in that clause, that the league should center! II "r"7 DBraens Mnposea. ite proponents of those day are im treasury s program nas Deeninow. workinc auietlv to secur aRoot'a international court of iustloe new league. I have had letters i from the Lawyers' Association ofi Calcutta, many persons in Ireland, and other centers of subject na - tions indicating that the movement is growing for a new covenant that will really govern the world." Senator France said that he did not wiah to make known the name of the woman writer, as it might make trouble for her with her own government. WIFE SUICIDES Mrs. August Llppert of Aurora Jamps In Cistern When . Liases is Discovered. Aurora, 111.. Oct. 20. August Lip pert, arrested Monday night after the body- of his wife, Minnie, 24, was found in a cistern at their home, waa released after the In quest today. A coroner's jury held 20. (United ; the wife committed suicide. were At tbe inquest Llppert testified " today over a speech by Elihu 1 he had suspected his wife ot receiv ,wnicn he elucidated Sena-' ing visits from another man while Harding's oosition on the he was at work. He hid at the iraii tK I . . j ia v j ii i ine Slump was causeu oy apvuuia- th.f.P OVls!ons of article 1nnMd"aI7MKe?,la.11' ?ie":tors. He declared that speculators TLTMnt- I pariment head in the plant of the;orce(j tn rf down 6 cent8 "v ' s. ms am pvpriv rpn- nomn or. & neiEaoor inuiiuav aiier- 1 . aW.UW lI rullll It NIIIWt.II. -" , -aa. a lc his first durine tha where Mrs. Llppert had been em- "Tk isue is not between a I "When Kendall went away," Lip of natinnc ..j - i a a. nert testified. "I went over to the uuij E1VJ ICafiUC XfL r Wu. Th ,i il hmiEB and Minnie threw her arms ui --c 4utiiiuu is wueioer , - . frHreement creatin- ,v, i around me and kissed me. I told I. - ... t iic.UUv lilt; Iraeuc " 7 . , be accepted absolutely un- her wnat 1 nad Been' and she con" fessed. She said Kendall made love to L.Hardtog u elected 1 hewiU eT factory' and tnen to sav to 2? JSS to the house. She told me she was who are nirea in thai0 become a motner. - i tow ner 1 Su: -m. . "! a.lr,ead? .ln.th8 , was through with her, and she told ht.,.i ccnain oojections ,i , win L-J" ' nd in the way of Amer- V,.LV . ' i- wuenn t, t ,a jui , lh ..... . . ""S""- 4n,naJ in,, tha oiatarn " . I m:CJM0r kearadmitt"iolng to the Llppert.home. but said he went Then would there to inquire why Mrs. Llppert g ordinal. i tnere to mquiro way rare. uivvi : Ws m vmon sen? dlB" had not appeared for work. It is m-h best way t0 H customary with his company to in- Tm rar. , - ! qulr after the welfare or absent otw . """.-iuuo employes, ne sua. me to were to have celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary tomorrow. SEARCHING FOR LIEUT. CLARKE Saval School Officer Disappear Front Great Lakes Faads la His Charge Xissiaf. Chicago, Oct 20-Federal officers today instituted a search for Lieu tenant Frank De Clarke, ot the naval aviation school, who has rV--appeared from his post at the Geat Lakes naval training station- Funds of the station's athletic association, amounting to W.600, which wereW Lieutenant De Clarke's cuattrr, have also disappeared. . ' E5EMT 8TEAXSHIF9 SOLD. 4'Lo4don. Oct 20. Forty-eight ene my sieamahipa, aggregating 241.040 tens have been sold. . v TAFT SAYS HARDING IS FOR LEAGUE claim Nominee never ; RmnnH Pant, hut. Vol T"r7 " vors Revised Covenant BT DAVID LAWBESCE. (Snecial to The Argus.) Port Huron. Mich.. Oct 20. Wll- i Ham Howard Teft in his first nollti- ri meech in this camnalcn cave to bis audience here a lengthy ex- piananon oi way ne a mn. joi . , - . . . . ji Joined ' ... :. - " th election of Senator Harding earnest desire to help the other league to the senate. He prefers to , negotiate with the leading powers now ra the league to revise and" amend the league by an agreement ' with those powers before sub- mittina the matter to the senate, ittv hi. .nooh rf in, 9t .nit in htarho served the young repuouc speeches at Indianapolis and n,..nKietl. TnH hla l..t waslr ha! has made it clear that this country should help in an association to 'General Zellgowski. holder of avoid war and that he is willing tojvilna, has defied the powers to dis-, Dnng aDoui a mouiuea or reTiseu league avoiding those features ofi around a court of justice, and Mr. furnishes a basis tor his proposal. Grossly Unfair. I f "Expressions that Mr. Harding ' ihas 'scrapped' the league or has ' Tepudlated' it are grossly unfair expressions. He has vigorously op-1 posed article ten and the Monroe ' learned today, insists that it has; The government has accepted a Doctrine provision but be baa not i no intention of violating any agree-! motion by Arthur Henderson, La repudiated other provisions and j ment with the allies In permitting i bortte, censuring its attitude to purposes. All inference that .he op- zellgowski to rema'n in control j ward police reprisals in Ireland, posed any league or waa opposed to of Vilna, and will endeavor to have Premier Lloyd Ge ge expected a the present league when tnese f ea- the city determine whether it shall ' substantial vote of confidence to tures which he deems to be objec- (Continued on Page Four.) LOOKING INTO GRAIN FUTURES Federal Commission Investigating Operations of Chicago Board i of Trade. ' fchlcago, Oct. 20. The federal trade commission today began an investigation of the operations ofi th rhirn nnani nf Trai. in an I Undeaver to determine the cause of the recent depression - in wheat hearings follow complaints of Governor Allen of Kansas that .t , j i 1. bushel in one day, and later at tempted to design a "farmers boy cott" on selling. A principal witness at today's hearings, was President F. L. Gates of the Chicago Board ot Trade. Sen ator Capper of Kansas, a member of the leading grain dealers .on. the board of trade and representatives ot the various farmers' organisa tion will be -called as witness be fore the bearings have been com pleted, t was said. . '. ; '' .. Francis Walker,' chief- examiner o fthe federal trade commission, is nillrt,, ,i h,j., . , -"o B- NEW METHODIST HEADS CHOSEN CoaneH of Benevolences Anneonees Several Important Appoint.' . meats. - - Chicago, Oct 20. Dr. B. J. Wade, corresponding secretary for the council of expenditures of benevo lences of the Methodist. Episcopal church, today announced the follow ing appointment: . .. Rev. Jesse Bogus of Indlaaapo Ils. as area secretary, with head quarters at Indianapolis; Rev. B. M. Martin, pastor at Knoxvllle, Tenn as secretary of the Chatta nooga area, at Chattanooga; Rev. J. H. Jenkins of Mitchell, 8. D.. as director of stewardship of the cen tenary concervatloa committee at Caicago. -- - ... Five bishops, general secretaries of all the Methodist boards, .and elerrvmeh representing "' members of the M.E. church, are attending the executive meeuag ox the council here, planning the pro. gram of the centenary toad of niMoojwo.'.: MARTIAL LAW IS PROCLAIMED IN -SOVIET CITIES Troops and Rebels Clash in Moscow Defies Power at Vilna. ' . Copenhagen,' Oct 20. (United Press.) Martial law baa been de- including the" cities ot petrogTad Moscow, according to a report published In the Prevde today. Rumors of anti-bolshevtk . upris ings in Russia have filtered through the frontiers at frequent intervals during the last tew days. Clashes between red troops and rebels have been - resorted in the streets of itos- - .' " State of Siege. I 4 ".- OA 4 slier A . .-12 "Si. " xiavas agency iruui ireuiuij TTT - T connection witH the cessation M!workerg witn the minerg form the same energy in works oi peace as upon the battlefield. He has already proposed to tne government that past of the terri-1 tory for wh'.ch the soldiers fought should become the property of those j while she waa fighting for her llfe. j - . ttoflaa Pnwm. I Defies Powers. London, Oct. 20 (United Press.) loflge mm. i "No force can compel us to re-1 tire; we would rather race aeain, , zellgowski told a correspondent of the Post -. I w, came here as civilians rath- r than anUiiar. We ara here as the owners and defenders of our own land. Nw force can compel us I to retfre a(i4 -tsw-eople of Vilna1 themselves " determine tbeir des-j tiny." The Polish government, it was be Polish or Lithuanian by a ple- bescite. ' LEAVES MARION FOR BARBECUE j Senator Harding Gaest of Honor at jaexiea niu spea nnugm - la Baftalo. Marion, Ohio Oct 20. Betiatpr Harding left Marion on a special! train today for Jackson, Ohio, the first stop in a two day -speaking .trip that will wind up tomorrow night with an address at Buffalo, At Jackson, the Republican nomi nee will be guest of honor at a bar becue, which Is expected to attract One of the largest crowds ot the Ohio campaign. More than 20 spe cial trains have been engaged to take the crowds from this and neighboring states, and thousands are expected to go by automobile. 'The senator's train will make a two hour stop in Columbus in the evening, but no address is sched uled. It 1s due at Rochester. N. Y., at 4:30 a- m. tomorrow and will leave there for Buffalo at S p. Bl atter an afternoon meeting. - Invades Teaaessee. On Board ' Governor Coolldge't Special Train, Oct - 20. Tennessee was invaded today by Governor Coolidge, Republican candidate tor vice president A hia speaking tour of southern states. -. Tonight . his special train was scheduled to cross Into North Carolina where a night ! meeting will be held at AshevHle. A noon meeting was planned for Knoxvllle today, to be addressed by Governor Coolidge, Governor Low den of Illinois, Governor Morrow of Kentucky and Job -Hedges ot New York. . It was also planned to give rear platform speeches at Taie- wall thia mnrnlrff ana at IfnrHa. town ann Newnart. Tb ' Uiia aftJ ernoon: The pedal train crossed iato Tennessee eayly today from Mid - dlesboro. Ky.. whera two larae ral- lies were held last night In conclud ing a two-day campaign through the mountains of Kentucky. - 1 HUI-IOR BY WIRE New ; Tork.-olumbia, U. per- mltted Mdward HajdJhg, 1J take . mg previously, the sta ements sld. lea. refiased to say what world se the eatrance eavaUnatloBa because -t hope It kills you. This is what rise was referred to. r, , T1' " ! Hardlna rv been dreading alnce I was 14 i Arnold Rothstetn, New York made the .ktghest grade ea iMorC;yews old." Lonls Beaaett is alley-! gambler, was esvected to be heard 5 Wa-I?bU WH8 his ; ,4 to haT, auted, leaning over the i from today. Word waa received rreaamaashtp. v f . . ' body of hla brother, foUowtng the . from Rothrelae attorney la New Oevasd. Patro'tmaa Mason 'fatal shot i I York that he waa writing Replogle Nicholas new bat first head knowl- j ; LouU Beaaett waa arrested early laT regard to the summoning ef age ex new aoia-va taeayeperate. Four w them took bja hadfe. watch end 7S cexOa. . r ( STRIKE END. IS BELIEVED TO REKEAR -.'- -. 1 Negotiations to , Settle Walkout of Miners . Thought Assured. ; London, Oct. 20. (United Press.) Great Britain's coal strike be Camo more serious todav. Minor disturbances were report ed trom different quarters; rumors of sympathetic strikes began to spread and the nation gradually felt the effect of a lessened supply of fuel ' There were three meetings to day with a possible effect on the strike. These were the meetings with -the parliamentary committee of the. trades union congress, the railway men's delegates and the transport workers' executives. The railway men and transport gotiatlons opened by the debate in ithe house of commons yesterday, it was believed the railway and transport workers will postpone strike decisions. Railway service will be cut, be ginning. Mondav. throwine large, numbers of workers out of employ dent. Set Fire to Bufldlnp. A small band of rioters late last; night caused a disturbance in the j oirmra, reumj lire 10 an unoccu- pled building. The fire was con- irouea quicaiy. An unorganized procession of unemployed men headed for the Jail to which White- hall rioters had been sentenced to 60 days, was dispersed without dif- Acuity. . 1 Before Parliament. : The coal strike, a threatened strike of transport workers and difficulties ln Ireland, were before parliament today. result. Jup in the vicinity ot the shallow Lloyd George last night In the grave. These, the police say, evi house of commons asked that the dently jolted from his pocket as the nation trust the government to 'car sped over the rough road. handle the coal strike. He based this on his offer to confer with thej miners at any time if they were ' ready to talk of an impartial tri- bunal to settle their wage de mands, or if they were ready to ne gotiate on the basis of increased production. The press, commenting on par liament's handling of the strike, continued optimistic today, but warned that the break in the dead lock caused by the offer of "a way j -mber, was only superficial. Brace called for the immediate grant of two shillings per day in crease. This was to be followed by rnnfersn-pa h-tarnon miners and owners for a permanent settlement and an agreement on production. -Lloyd George's firmness in in sisting on a oroduction basis for any increase was a disappointment to the miners.. . May Strike Saturday. ; The problem was made more complex by the threat of 150,000 transport workers to strike Satur day If wage increases are not granted at once. Adjourn Till Thursday. T nntiMi r.M- A . TKa Mntinnal 1 Union of Raliwavmen th 1 execu- Hve It the TraMoort WorL" and the parliamentary committee of the Trades Union coneress all held meetings this morning to consider (Continued on Last Page.) KILLS BROTHER AFTER QUARREL FraUddal Killing at Kansas Ciry Alter WUd Drinking Boat and Motor Side. Kansas City, Mo.. Oct 20. (Unit- I ed Press). Thomas Bennett 8, Redale. -Kan.; resUurant man. w lnd killed by his brother. Louis Bennett 41. also a resUurant man, as the result of a quarrel, it was brought out today following world series ln addition to the one statements by two witnesses to the in 11 between .Cincinnati and the killing. . , (White Sox, according to evidence Frank Magers' and Chauncey before the Cook county grand jury Langdon, companions of the broth-, Investigating baseball scandals. . . era on a motor car ride Sunday j The evidence, presented by wit Bight both made etatements-to this nesses, was' that the plot failed, effect to Chief of 'Detectives Robert Hartley Replogle. assistant a:ate1 Phalan Tka lurlv h.t haaai HHnk. ' attnrna-, Is 4-him Of th. InVtatiaa. 1 yeerday last after he had taaea Tlwigaaa Bennett's body ton u. idertaking aatoeUshmeat. . 422 LABORERS KILLED IN CHINA BY EXPLOSION Fire in Mine Takes Heavy '. Toll Smoke Causes Deaths. Peklnsr. Oct. 21. An exnloalon and fire in the Tnnr-Oinn rtnl min i in Chi-Li province killed npward " 7,--,-ot 400 Chinese laborers on Thurs- j CALL RELATIVES day last, but news of the accident' reached here only today.. There were 119 survivors. An official report by the mining company places the dead at 422. The explosion occurred in next to the lowest level, smoke causing most of the deaths. MYSTERY HIDES PAUL KILLING ' ' e. i t w . , Slata Bank Hntogcr Led Denote . STrrs . t ' ! Pamiien K -T Dct ?ft Rarnnd establishing to their satisfaction that David S. Paul, the bank mes- senger whose body was found last Saturday buried in the Jersey Pines, ' had led a double life for several! tl. V"" "u""!?- ..I, IT. UC1 UL .UUICU UUB.UUWU LU U1S wuc, Camden and Burlington county au-! t'horities said today they had made out mi e progress towaru a so.u- tion of the mystery surrounding his death and the disappearance ot $40,- 000 he was taking to a Philadelphia bani A number of persons. Including three women, have been quesUoned by Prosecutor Wolverton. One ot these women admitted she wrote, the unsigned love letter found in Paul s pocket All the women were absolved by the prosecutor of any connection with the case una DiiN-suim iipn. Belfast, Ireland, Oct 20. A stock It is almost certain, the police' of revolvers, bombs, fuses and say, that Paul's body was taken in telephone apparatus was discovered an automobile to the pteee-where it DT tne police last night in & pri was found. What was considered vate house ln the Ballynafeigh dls an important piece of evidence was trict, which is mainly a unionist found yesterday near the spot residential section. The raid of the where the body was discovered. It place, followed the arrest of an was a blood-stained shred of tape, armed man who had the address of torn from the upholstery ot an auto- his house in his pocket mobile seat Some papers, includ-! ing an identification card contain ' ing Paul s name, also were picked MISSING CHILD FOUND ASLEEP Indian Girl Adopted by White Fam ily Reverts to Type and Camps in Yard. Kansas City, Mo., Oct 20. (Unit ed Press). Audrey Galloway, 13- I year-OKI aaopiea aaugaier OI Cj. B, . Galloway, today had been returned to her home after an absence of three days and four nighia. Last night the barking of his dog ; led Newton Wylder to investigate.! Under a bench in the back yard j Wylder found the girl asleep. A ' large bundle of clothing served as ; a pillow and an extra coat as a cov- erine- Sha lav unon the around. 1 ; Beside her was a loaf of bread, a i box of cookies and another box of ifood. Sn Plained ghe sPnt the ! time from the disappearance in the Sha amlained una had snent the "woods." meaning a wooded 8cc - tion near Forty-fifth street abd i Gilham road, using the bench tor a tent at nignt ir,tuiu b""-"""- - - .... - .i V L. J. ..... iltlnM n. I : V. U .111 Galloway said today he adopted the child, who Is quarter-blood In dian, seven years ago at Lawton, Okla. He at.ributed her action's to "Indian instincts." . "FIXED" GAMES Chicago Grand Jury Hears Evi denee la Baseball Scandal . BotbstefB Expected. . Chicago, Oct 20. (United Press). Gamblers plotted to - "fix"; a itewpww Dexore ue grana rand jury. aaid. wa tietaate.a. ale attorney, not ln 'ew York. CHICAGO AND DOSTON LIMITED "SIDESWIPES"" TRAIN AT ERIE STATION AS MACSWINY HAS DELIRIUM Mayor Suffers Serious Attack On 69th Day of Hunger Strike. London, Oct 20. Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney of Cork suf fered a serious at'ack ot extreme , deliriums shortly ' after 10 o'clock this morning, the 69th day of his .hunger strike, said a bulletin is- by lriah Se,f.Dtermlna. t:n ieas,ie ms a,ternon- f "All. his relatives were summon- ed to him," the bulletin added. ."The I a tank, lnctorl until 19 n'xlnxb am) I at 1 o'clock tha lord mavor had gained his normal condition.- Ha now ia quiet but not yet quite nor' mal mentally." Bishops Denounce Atrocities. Dublin. Oct. 20.-(United Press). Irish bishops, meeting at May noth, near here, declared in a mani festo today the "atrocities commit ted in Ireland by the crown's forces . ,0. h. T,n.h fri-ht.fiiini.a. : " , i Men have been tortured with bar- oabeg nave been torn from w.I untieL raids aVimDrisonments wl nout triaif burning of homes and massacres ot civilians by soldiers and maddeued by plundered drJnk bent0n loot Bsdd Revels Bombs. RAPS HARDING ON FRENCH CASE Cox Demands That Senator Reveals Identity of "Spokesman On 9-Day Tonr. Enroute With Governor Cox, Providence, HI., Oct 20 (L'nlted Press.) Governor Cox declared to day that he would demand that Senator Harding reveal the identity of the persons who gave him the impression that France would lo3k I-W . - . 1. U-...V.1!... AAA V,ur uu u . -" didate's proposal for a new assocla- tion of nations. Cox attacked the "French spokes man" issue as vigorously as he went after the "slush fund" issue early In the campaign, cox read the statement made !n Marion in behalf of Harding by judson C. Welliver, Republican publicity director, who charged Cox had deliberately sent Maurice De- Lnkn a IVaiuh hnmnrtot to Mar- j ion with the intention of having : him see Harding and represent him- I self as speaking for France. Welli- I ver charged Dckobra never saw I ver charSe Deo,r Deyer w Harding and the Democratic candi - oaies trap was lauure. i rdiculed this statement 1 .be- ! "eve the American people and the iuw wu "' "f" ator Harding 'informally regarding our relations," the governor said. Cox faced a busy day of speak - ing in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. He had nine speeches scheduled. . ICE CLOSES TCKOX. Dawson, Y. T. Oct 20.-Ice elos- ed the Yukon river here Sunday. the earliest closing on record perature. dropped to 10 de3fee, low aero today. y TllEilERlllELPEOTOIIIlL, .j . Showers Thursday. probably tonight and Continued mild tem- pereture. Highest yesterday, 75; lowest last night' S3. Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 4 miles per hour. , Precipitation, none. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a m. ., a '. yester. Tester. today Dry bulb temp... 75 . 6 ' 4 Wet bulb temp... 64 64 - 60 Relative humid.. .64 ,-. 83 - ,80 " Blvr. Fereeas. , A falling tendency In the Mis slssippl will prevail from below ' Dubuque to Muscatine unless heavy I rains occur." . 17 Injured Dead Badly ' . Mangled Virginia : Wreck Kills 3. 'ew York, OetSO-Seven per sobs are kaewa te have been' UUed and at tout 17 InJireC when a Chicago and Bet to .; Ilmiied en the Sew Tork Cen ' tral railroad slde-swiped" the Buffalo-Cleveland train, weet . ' boand, at the west end of the . union station here today. Feu ., the bedles takes from the " wreck are those ef women. ' Ran Through Open Switch. . The Chicago and Boston express ran through an open switch not far . from . the station and , side re-,,w,Pd tn trin from Buffalo on The third day coach ' from the engine was overturned, and all the casualties are believed to have occurred there. 5 The identified dead : GASPARD DESAMPES, Missoula, Mont ALZAR CARLSON, 14, Stbeka, Minn. ' Among the injured were: Burke Tokle, Brindwell, Iowa. -Mrs. J. W. Seacord, Chicago. Mrs. Flndlay Woods. GallaUn, UL Ida C. Myers, Chicago. Mrs. C. C. Slagg. Mark, Ind. Rescue forces were quickly at work and in a short time six bod ies had been taken out Dead Body Mangled. - Parts of another body, rescue workers said, were in plain sight, but they had so far been unable to . extricate it from tbe wreckage. The dead In some instances were 1 badly managled. Fifteen ot the In jured were removed to hospitals, some of them, physicians stated, so badly hurt that their recovery was . problematical. So far as could be learned none of the passengers on tbe east bound train was hurt . Three Kllleu la Bristol Wreck. Bristol, Va., Oct 20. Several persons are reported to have been killed and many injured in a head on collision between two passen ger trains on the Norfolk ft West ern railroad today at Rural Re treat, 50 miles from here. One of the trains. No. 14, waa bound from Bristol to New York, while the other, a local, was com ing from Roanoke to Bristol. Aid has been sent from this place. Three Trainmen Killed. Roanoke, Va., Oct. 20. Three trainmen were ktfled, five others injured and five or six passengers shaken up in a head-on collision between two Norfolk t Western passenger trains early today at Rural Retreat, Va., according to an official announcement at the rail way headquarters here today. The trains met on a siding TRIES POISON ON OWN FATHER Boy Xanlse Throws Iodine ia Eyes After Attempt te Kill Family. . Salina, Kan.. Oct. 20.-(TJnlted ,preB8.)Harlan Hawk. l&-year-old son of W..H. Hawk, last night con- . feB.ei that he attempted to poison hlB fatar he Was the par- ty wno tnrew loame into am owji leyes. Tlw Anf..i..n reyfAt the fact that-he is either unbalanced or a ' "maniac. He told tr.e officers thit !he has been trying to get bis father j to put in electric lights for th"!. years. , The . father refused. He seemed to think poisoning the fam- ily would rush the installation ot ln".J '1h,t,i-.wlr ha ,n."n ., .rhn,? .fd tSlr- Lr5 lol(,.d rwr-w.r , h!. p.cket- w Em LtlUUII LLliUa.ll Electrician Admits Flriag at Bfll , aess Ageat I'arrell In '' St Louis. I St Louis, Mo.. Oot 20 Joha Schraedel, an electrician, admitted. according to police, that he fired lone or the two shots that killed John T. Farrell, business agent of 1th Electrical Workers' anion, last aigbt Schraedel declared. . poMce - isa v. enmitv exlated between the business agent and himself 'and i that he fired at jlllUl h, Var all a-la. a ia. r '.. ' .v- . . . ' -.1 . " v . . , .. . .