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,1' V AND DAILY UNION. 1. r: HTETH hYEAR -NOJ 40. FRIDAY DECEMBER .3, 1920. THIRTY PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. , TV rn 0 mm m IfflRIO :D FARMER HOPELESS nunent Will Not Ail- Organizations. BT DATII) LAWRENCE. (Special to ThcArgus.j - Washington, Dec. 3. The heart a? the government1 i8 warm but Ht kiid on the government purse ft cold. ' 1 .Unleas some plan is evolved that kalps out every class consumers m well aa producers, manufactur fi is well as farmers, wholesalers laf retailers, importers and ex rtera there will be no extension af aid to the agriculturalists or any kcr single group. And thus far Hbodr In the government has hard of any plan so all-embracing, ftould anyone think of a solution, I will be given careful considera te by the cabinet. It nay be painful news and un welcome tidings, but the clamor of Is senators and representatives Irom farm states for relief to the firmer will get nowhere in the ex Mitlve branch of the government. To the suggestions that the war 11 tuce board be revived or to the PtitfOMli that exporting corpora- doss be loaned money to nnance OBorta, most government officials take this answer: First, the present laws permit tit extension of credits for exports nJr when it is impossible for them tl be financed in any other way. Ail the government asks how it kippenc that the exports of the Catted States, according to official (fires, are running higher than Ikty ever have before In 'American ksjlory, higher even than during i M wsr( namely in .the neighbor tod of eight billions of dollars ur 1920, and are increasing. Last tm the exports were seven and jtfrtentht billions and in 1918 tr were six billions, as compared a pre-war figure of two and j area-tenths billions. Certainly, VIM government isn't loaning any aetay to finance exports. Where vtthe exporters getting the mon Banks Expand Credit. Second, how is it that after all lie hue and cry about a tight mon- market and contraction of cred- u and restrictions by the federal reaerve board, that the banks of Us United. States have actually ex pended their credit facilities in re cast months? It is true that loans jl for ipeculative purposes have been ncceasfully frowned upon, but the Irare to which the officials point tow that the accommodations of lOonr hanks whereby industry and MDuerce is financed have been in tnased by between three and four Hicm of dollars. Third, American export trade, Men. is being financed privately at present, has shown phenomenal I tresses in particular commodi ty over pre-war conditions. For I sported to the amount of only IWi.900,000 and cotton 610.000.000 si 1914, and meats and dairy prod Mi 1)46,000,000 in the same year, .. . ..! ...1 1, I . t aomething over a billion dol- out of the grand export total two and three-tenths billions, " altuatlon in 1919 was radically Went. Breadstuff alone have anted to $920,000,000, out of itk wheat is $357,000,000. Cot- ku reached the record total of and one-tenth billions while and dairy products have also d the hilllnn mlr milrln. total agricultural exports eome- like tour billions out of a IJd export toUl of seven and "M-tenths billions. The sUtistica r.'19 show that all these com JWtlet are running about the . Omelab W older. o ofaciais naturally wonder why 7 are asked to provide relief. !f TtT "y certainty, they inquire. wrope can take any more of "ports? Furthermore, the im f goods bought by America "Ml other payments made to 2W i show that we glwe Europe Jter billion dollars less than Between Imports and exports HVvf... 1118 tremendous toUl of T" Mlllona, the balance of trade or. It is reasoned, will ,Wa? " of CBw wr itN X Da snape. incident without any suggestion of "wanship, some officials ask wTsI l0w Ur"f 'Ml erected IJRepnbllcan administration "nad on Psge Fourteen.) TILL Zh? WOMAN HUNT IN HAMON CASE IS FRUITLESS Police . of Many States ; Mark Time Trunks ,' . are Opened , Ardmore, Okla.. Dec 3. With police officials of many states on the lookout, Ardmore is marking time today and awaiting word of the arrest of Miss Clara Smith of Ringling, Okla., sought In connec tion with the fatal shooting at a local hotel of Jake L. Ham on. Re publican national committeeman of Oklahoma, t .i., . Hiss Smith, for whom there ia a warrant charging assault with in tent to kill, disappeared immediate ly after the shooting two weeks ago, and although trace of her haa been found in several Texas cities, authorities have been unable to bring about, her arrest, 1 Interest in the case was divided here today between the search for Miss Smith and the purpose of a visit to Texaa by Frank L. Ketch, business manager of Hamon. Dis patches from Fort Worth said Ketch had registered at a hotel there last night, but that bis where abouts after that could not be as certained. Ketch has contended that the committeeman had been injured by the accidental dis charge of a revolver he was clean ing. ' , i Open Woman's Trunks. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 3. The contents of two trunks, said by the police to be the property ot Miss Clara Smithy sought by authorities in connection with the shooting of Jake L. Hamon, was being held at police headquarters here today pending word from Ardmore, Okla., officials as to what disposition shall be made ot them. The trunks, which arrived here soon after the' shooting of Hamon, were opened at the request of Rus sel G. Brown, county prosecutor at Ardmore, in the hope that some thing might be found that would throw light upon the case. According, to the police, however, the. examination revealed nothing, i the contents being made up of woman's wearing apparel, a photo srranh of Hamon and ona of Miss Smith, together with a collection of newspaper clippings and a book of verse. No letters or writings of a personal nature were found. DRAWS HEAR TO NORFOLK DOCK Harding Party On Steamer "Pas. tores" Will Land in United States Today. On Board the Steamship Pas tores, Dec. 3. (By Wireless to Associated Press.) Cooler weather greeted President-Elect and Mrs. Harding todav. The steamer Pastores, on which they are returning to Norfolk from Colon, was oil the Carolinas this morning, making good head way. The steamer, however, is be hind her schedule, and it Is uncer tain -at what hour she will dock at Norfolk. Mr. Harding and his party ap peared today clad in warmer gar ments, having discarded the white suits they wore while in the tropics. As Mr. Harding n eared the United States today, there was renewed discussion among his companions regarding the possibility that be might choose some other place than bis home in Marion, Ohio, for his conference on the League of Nations, and other subjects which must be settled before he assumes ofBca He has been urged by some friends to spend the winter in some southern state, but both Senator and Mrs. Harding are understood to favor remaining in Marion during the coming winter if practicable. WISH TO CHANGE LAWS OF STATE Hsflowri Bar Association ia Annual Ceafereaec Propeses Modifies- -.; Uon of Stalates. St, Louis. Mo., Dec. 3. Proposed changes in the state statutes were under consideration at the opening Murion of tha annual conference of the Missouri Bar association, here' today. . Members anticipated tome recom mendation with regard to tax legis lation. The present system is un satisfactory, it was explained, as the state levy on personal property and real estate is governed by the "basis of valuation of local asses sors, which is variable. The state levy should be uniform, it was aa sertedf The association was prepared to consider methods of relieving the situation caused by the defeat of the proposed constitutional amend ment providing for an increase in the number of state supreme Judges from six to nine. SOLDIERS' COMMUNITY MOUSE. Milwaukee, Dec.. J. A soldiers' memorial community club house, to cost approximately $1,500,000, will he erected here, it was decided to-dX nr. and NON-UNION IN CONTEST 'TaUer Dogs" and "Bed Kecks" Evenly Divided in Mingo Mine War. BT Hi BOLD D. JACOBS. (United-Press Staff Correspondent.) (Copyright, 1920, by United Press) Williamson, W. Va., ' Dee. 3. Of the score of men killed and half a I hundred wounded in battles between ' th- mfn. , ta Mm ?v th i was cut an Italian aXxoX to t!..m.i" T"1!" 2?"nL5!Gulfof Qaarnero and supplies can- 'yaller dogs" and "red necks" in casualties are about evenly divided and unbiased accounts indicate the responsibility is about equal. ' The "yaller dogs" are the non union men and the "red necks" are the members of the United Mine Workers. These names are fre quently hurled back and forth be tween the factions. - Since the federal troops marched into Mingo county last Sunday and established their lines, with busi nesslike looking sentries at stra tegic points, there has been a vir tual . cessation of : gun fighting. "Beatings up," which occurred in the darkness and . which result in graver hurts than bullet wounds, continue. The troops are endeavoring; to disarm the combatants and Colonel Hall, commander, has asked' citi zens to surrender their weapons. Aa result of this order, in Mate wan alone more than 500 pistols and rifles were velun tartly given up to the soldiers there. The real gun men, however, are believed to be retaining their arms and .the non-union men and mine officials express fear of going about alone after dark unless "well heeled."' Rifles Cnek. The troops are ready for Instant action. Their efficiency is account ed, responsible for the fact that two attempted attacks came to nothing. Twice during the week rifles crack ed and ballets sang across the Tug j river. - The troops returned the rifle fire against the' unseen marks men at once and there It ended, with no casualties so far as known. A special grand. Jury , is to sit Dec. 7 to take np the cases of three non-unionists charged with killing a union man and wounding anoth er This investigation will draw the leaders of both sides to the court bouse and troops will be on hand to prevent .open hostilities, if possible. Taylor Munsey, "Dutch" Frost and Harry Snead are accused of having shot Irvine Elklns and wounding his brother Joe at Chatta ray a few days ago while on a rail way train. -. They say they shot in self-defense, as the Elkins brothers one of whom was a preacher were attacking them. Much Dynamiting. There has been much dynamiting of company property,' but the only arrests made in this connection were those of Lem Stafford and Ira Maynard, who are held under $5,000 bonds charged with blowing up the bead house of the Matta Coopera tive Coal company. ... After visiting the tent colony of striking miners at Lick Creek yes terday and witnessing the squalor and hardships ' endured by these martyrs to the cause of unionism, the correspondent went to the vil- (Continued on Page Fourteen.) Attention! Get These Recipes. Cooks! ' Do yon' know how to pre pare "little pigs in blankets?" . Can you' make a "shrimp wiggle?" Or pea tomales? Or lima bean loaf? Or stuffed beets? Or turnips au era tin Or requefort dressing? Or Royal Anne saiad? Or even a simple thing like apricot snow or brown Betty? : The specifications for all of these and 300 more are con tained in a free book procur able only through the W'aah ingUn Information Bureau of The Argus. ; Any. one of these recipes may be used any day in the year. There ' is nothing in them that cannot be bought in a can. , Tbey are thought out with the idea of economy in mind have been . written , since a certain constitutional amendment became a reality. Frederic J. Haakin, Direc tor. The Rock Island Argus Information Bu reau, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith two cents in stamps' for re turn postage on a tree cop of "Redpea for Canned Goods." Name - . - f ' ; ... . .. ; Street state ........... ...r...;. UTTLE F1UME HAS 3 MONTHS' FOOD SUPPLIES D'Annunzio Demands 1 Veglia and Arbe 5 . Officers Desert Posts. Trieste,, Dec. 3. (By the Asso ciated Press). A state of war be tween the kingdom of Italy and the "Regency of Quarnero"-. at Flume began at midnight, but up to a few minutes before that time there was no visible evidence that actual hostilities impended. The blockade of flume was continuing and the only indications of trouble were the fierce pronouncements of Captain Gabriele d'Annunzio against General Caviglia ana wejthe conclusion ot a truce in Ire regular Italian troops, which wereiianar preliminary to permanent surrounding the city. Communication between Fiume and the islands of Arde and Veglia token w them from thjg city, The poet-soldier's occupational forces there appear to be isolated.' Emissaries of d'Annunzio are go- I ing to and fro explaining his point of view, but shortly before mid night there were no extraordinary signs that the threat of war would take a more concrete form. Gen eral Caviglia has been able to tight en the conditions under which' d'Annunzio's , forces are held in Fiiime. and all shins under : the command of the poet-soldier re-. main in the harbor not venturing beyond the breakwater of the port. Fiume seemed tranquil yesterday with the exception of unimportant raids by submarine chasers. A member of d'Annunzio's staff told the Associated Press that d'Annunzio wished recognition ot his services in occupying Fiume from parliament, and -that he would become conciliatory in that event. '' "No one can deny," he continued, "that d'Annunzio saved Flume, but no mention has been made of . bis work In recent orders." Has Food Supply. Ancona, Dec. 3. (Associated Press. The steamer Pannonia, tie last to leave Fiume before the proc lamation of the blockade, has ar rived here, having on. board Deputy Barrez and several officers. AU of them reported that D'Annunzio had declared that it Italy did not de liver to the Independent state of Fiume the islands of veglia and Arbe, he would deliver neaps or ruins and corpses. Flume has sufficient food for three months and trusts in help from Admiral Millo and Dalmatian volunteer rpnitfd lone aeo. But urnin It ia aoiil rinoa not fiMml disposed to . support d'Annunzio's cause. Passengers of the Pannonia gave the following version of the de parture of General Ceccherinl from Fiume. He was d'Annunzio's commander-in-chief, and he recently deserted from d'Annunzio's forces. Ceccherini telephoned at midnight to the commander of the Carri biniers at Abazzia, on Italian terri tory to say that he was sure that he would be able to induce all de tachments of soldiers at Fiume to abandon d'Annunzio, and follow Ceccherini and accept the treaty of Rapallo. The conversation was overheard by d'Annunzio, who de nounced him as a traitor and or dered his departure the same night within two hours. Only five officers left Flume, all the others remaining with .d'Annun zio swearing they would never abandon him - or the . people of Fiume. Sails for Flume. ' Ancona, Italy, Dec. 3. A steamer, having a full cargo of food stuffs, saijed from this port for Fiume to day. This is considered as evidence the blockade of Fiume is essentially a military measure, and that the iianan government - does not in tend that the town shall be reduced by starvation. VOTES TO LIMIT COUNTY OF COOK Constitutional Convention Fixes Bepreseatatloa of Chicago Dis trict at 62 Members. Springfield. 111., Dec. 3. The Il linois constitutional ' convention early today passed the proposal to limit Cook county to 62 members, or one-third of the state house of representatives. The vote on the proposal was 48 affirmative to 36 negative. Delegates debated the proposition all day and all eve ning, downstate representatives listening almost unmoved, to the arguments of the Chicago dele gates. ,-...-,. The convention ended Its session by voting. 60 to 16, to make the limiting proposal a separate issue to be submitted to the people for voting. , , CATHOLIC OFFERINGS. Rome. Dee. 2. Offerings -will be received in the Catholic churches throughout Christendom on Dec. 26, on behalf of suffering children in all countries which are suffering because ot the war. This day was the church by Pope Benedct today! fixed in an encyclical letter issued to the church by Pope Benedict to- ;day. i URGE CLERGY OF IRELAND TO EJJD I'JAR Bequest Hierarchy to In tervene for Truce Fennoy Disorders. London, Dec, 3. Recent rumors of important influences working for peace in that island, are revived by newspapers here today. Sugges tion that definite measures of con- ciliation are being initiated, seems t0 be JLa on remarks to be mainly based on remarks m i A a Kv PmiiiIm. f .tnml flonp.ii In the house of commons yesterday. a member of the house asked the premier whether, in view of the approach of Christmas, he should not try to bring about a truce, and the premier answered be was "quite as anxious as the questioner to see murder in Ireland ended and would not have waited for the ap proach of Christmas to make ef forts in that direction." The supposed movement is link ed by newspaper writers with the yisit to Ireland of the labor com mission, which is at present in Dublin, and pressure which is said to be brought to bear on the Irish hierarchy to Intervene more active ly in the cause of peace. It is con tended that sentiment against an archy is growing daily in Ireland. ' Disorders at Fenaoy. Disorders in Fennoy, County Cork, Ireland, yesterday, are said in dispatches to the Daily Mail to nave been in reprisal for the kid napping of former Captain Pren dergast and two other men in the tillage of Fennoy Wednesday night A drapery shop was set on fire, and the proprietor was thrown into the river Blackwater. . . . ' f 1 TAKES TUMBLE Cost of Building Material Decreases MAtcrially Ja Several States Meats Go Dews. Chicago, Dec. 3. (United Press. Prices of building material have tumbled again, according to reports received here today. A cut of from 20 to 25 per cent in cement prices was reported from Illinois, Tennes see and Michigan. Reductions of from 7 to 11 per cent in the price of lumber 'Were reported from Mil waukee. According to meat packers here, wholesale meat prices have hit the toboggan. Pork prices at whole bale, they say, s back to the levels of April, 1917, when the United States entered the war. Carcass beef during the last week of November was reported 17 per cent lower than on Sept 1. PORTO RICO HAD SPLENDID YEAR People Benefit by Bis; Iran of Prosperity Beeeastroctiea Goes Forward Steadily. Washington, Dec. 3. The people of Porto Rico, benefiting from a wave of prosperity which over spread the territory daring the last fiscal year, were better fed and better clothed than daring any year !in the island's history, Arthur Ta ' ger, territorial governor, declares in his annual report made public here. - Work of readjustment and recon struction, the governor steles, went forward slowly but surely. . The balance of trade in favor of the island last year was $54,199. 9S3, which Governor Yager esti mates as twice as much as daring any year since the territory began to show, a trade balance in 1907. THE WEATHER Somewhat unsettled and slightly cooler tonight, with the tempera ture above f rearing. - Saturday gen erally fair and slightly cooler. . Highest yesterday, 53 ; lowest last night, 49. . Precipitation, none.- 13 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. -f' yester. yeater. today Dry bulb temp... 43 . 51- '49 Wet bulb temp.40 V : 44 ,' - 45 Rel. humidity ...76. 68 71 . River stage, 2.4; no change last 24 hours. v- , . . .. i ... .. t . t -. ' River Forecast,' A slight rising stage in the Mis sissippi will prevail from Clinton to Muscatine. i. M. S&ERTER, Meteorologist. NOTE OF ALLIES T O INFLUENCE GREECE'S VOTE In View of Hostile Atti tude, Constantine May Refuse Throne. London, Dec. 3. (Unted Press.) An allied note declaring "com plete liberty of action", will be ex ercised if King Constantine returns to Greece, will be published widely in Greek newspapers, It was, de clared, today, to influence the plebescite Dec. 5. The note was drafted yesterday in a conference of. British, French and Italian officials. It was deter mined to give the note the widest circulation in the Greek, press be fore the plebescite on Constantino's return, to prevent the Greek gov ernment from suppressing it The note expressed surprise at the Greek situation, referred to Constantine as one whose "disloyal acts" had caused the allies embar rassment and loss. The king's re storation, it said, would be regarded by the allies as ratification of his hostile acts. I The British press . declared the note might have the effect of dis suading Constantine from his re turn. The Chronicle declared it is now improbable that the allies will consent even to the accession of Crown Prince George if Constantine and Queen Sophie are. not. debarred Irom reentering Greece. "It remains to be seen whether the Greeks will change their minds," the Times, declared. - "The allies can afford to ienore the ex pected indignant rhetoric of the Greek government." Gratifies French. Paris, Dec. 3. French opinion. is evidently much gratified by the note sent to the Greek: government' by the premiers of France. Great Brit ain and .Italy yesterday, and offic ials take an optimistic view of the future. "The three powers," says the Petit Partisen, "in signing this note, accomplished an act of deep politi cal foresight, which will have a most widespread and ' salutary effect throughout the near east." : The Figaro, finds . that Georges beygues, the French premier, has "obtained an incontestable diplo matic success' ' and' ' even ' "per tlnax" political editor of the Echo d'Paris says the- declaration is a "good beginning." BRAGIER SOLD FOR NEAT PRICE Famous Shorthorn Ball Parehased by John Sibon of Bowes Aires for $3400. Chicago, Dec. 3. At the Interna tional Livestock Exposition, John Sibon of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who had been Judging shorthorns at the stock show, bought Bragier of Droagh, a shorthorn bull, owned by John O. Pew ft Son, Ravenna, Ohio, for $3,000 yesterday.- The bull was imported this year from Scotland by - William Hartnett of Chicago. William Hamilton, Pittsburgh, Paw bought Silver Heart, a short horn for $5,000, from Frank Sco field, Hillsboro, Texas, the highest price paid so far. GIVESUPIIAREM AND TAKES WIFE King ef Siana Chooses First Oasis for Qaeea Bride Is 27 Tears . f Age. Boston, Dec. 3. The king of Siam, first of his line to renounce his harem, has chosen his queen, according to a cablegram received by Sidhyakorn, a youthful member of the Siamese nobility, who is at tending a private school here. Hit rtinira I. WanTi nnl ai or if SMI,..knn n onnain nf III.! king, the message said. Young Sid hyakorn said his sister is 27 years of age. King Kama V is in his 40th year.. v Sidhyakorn thinks the romance a recent one, as he had beard no suggestion Of the engagement when he left his home 13 months ago to come here to complete his educa tion. . r.:oB wishes to LYNCH NEGROES Raleigh, N. C, Dec. ' S. Golds boro, where a mob last night stormed Wayne county court house In an unsuccessful attempt to ob tain five negroes on trial for tbe murder of a white man, waa guard ed today by a machine gan com pany of state troops. - The town was reported to be quiet On man was wounded ' daring last night's attempt to storm the court house, which was defended by a handful of citizens, RESOLUTION PROVISION FROM PACT WILL LIKELY PREVAIL TRAIN CRASH ENDS MOLINE BOOZE PARTY Four Near Death When Auto it Wrecked On Fifteenth Street After driving wildly through the streets of Moline ihortly after mid night today, four men, said by the police to -have been under the in fluence ot moonsh'ne whisky, es caped death miraculously wheM their automobile collided with a Westbound Rock Island passenger train at tbe Fifteenth street cross ing, Moline. . Tbe near tragedy, police ssy, was the climax of a wild orgy on wheels, as investigation revealed that the four Joyriders had consum ed' several' quarts of moonshine while driving wildly through the streets, which were almost desert ed at. that, early, hour. After covering several miles in and around the city, the automo bile, driven by Nels Nelson, taxi man of 2934 Fifteenth street, swung into Fifteenth street and made for the railroad crossing. The driver and his companions were so be numbed ' by the moonshine wbich they had consumed that they failed to hear the' onrushlng train. Thrown 50 Feet Tbe train struck the car amid ships, carried it about twenty-five feet down the tracks and then hurled it heavily along the iron track palings in Fourth avenue. One of the men was thrown 50 feet and landed in the middle of Fifteenth street. Another was hurtled -through the air ahead of the train, while .the remaining two were pinned under . the wrecked auto. '. . Hospital attention was needed by three of the marauders. The other one, Clarence Purcell, was locked up on a . drnnk and disorderly charge, to which he pleaded guilty when arraigned this morning in police court The men and the extent of their Injuries follow: Nels Nelson, driver of the car. right leg fractured, bruises on the head and nervous shock. Ray Lindbloom, 2516 Nineteenth street, , cuts on face, bead and wrists, snd body bruises. F. J. O'Neill, 630 Tenth street. one leg bruised severely, and minor cots. Clarance Purcell, 916 Twelfth avenue, minor cuts. The train was in charge of En gineer Eugene Wickerston of Chi cago and Conductor W. Leonard of Moline. Train Westbound. Tbe train, known as No. 5, and bound for Denver, was slackening speed for the Moline stop when the crash occurred. Rock Island rail road officials explained today.. In vestigation proved that the 'auto was being driven north on Fifteenth street. Train employes, in their report of- the accident, swore that tbe en gine headlights were burning at tbe time and that they detected the odor of alcohol on each occupant of tbe wrecked machine. The only other eye-witness of the catastrophe, the police believe, was Harold Hayes, taxi driver, employ ed by Uno Bradley. Hayes told the police that he was standing at Fourth avenue and Fourteenth street, waiting for the train and witnessed the crash distinctly. Into Totally Wrecked. The automobile today was re ported to be almost totally wreck ed. ' The three injured men, who were removed to' the city hospital In the police ambulance, are being treated by Dr.-M.-8. Dondanville. Purcell, whose only injury was a cut finger, admits he was so in toxicated h? could not realize that there had been an accident. . "We boufc-ht several quarts of whisky from a taxi man, but I don't know anything about what follow ed," he explained when arraigned in police court. . "All 1 remember is that I woke up in tbe police sta tion. We bad been at a dance in Rock Island and had driven back and forth between Rock Island and Mbline a couple of times. There wire no women in the party." mailWders hold up train Bandits Take Contents of Begis. tend Ptaea From C. M. A St. : Paal Passenger Today. Minneapolis. Minn, Dec 3 Chicago. Milwaukee & St. Paul pas senger train No 6 was held up and robbed of registered mail this morning between Hopkins and South Minneapolis and the bandits deserted the train at Chicago ave nue. Minneapolis, loss is not known. Extent ot the v. I , TO CUT Argentina Threatens ' to Leave Assembly Costa Rica Admitted. , . Geneva, Dec. 3 (By The Asso ciated Press.) Presentation ' and . adoption of a resolution eliminating article X from the covenant of tbe League of Nations before the end Of the present session of the assembly -would occasion no surprise here, it was declared , in some quarters -when the assembly began its meet ing thi smorning. Assertions were made that yes terday's decision of the committee on the admission of new . states, which held, in effect, that the ar- -tide does not guarantee the terri torial integrity of any member of the league, represented the view ot a majority of the delegates at tbe -present meeting. . This interpreta tion and the postponement of the consideration ot certain changes la the covenant were the principal topics of conversation here today. These changes, which were pro posed by Scandinavian countries, was said in no wise to prevent con sideratoin at tbs session of any other amendments. N. W. Rowel 1, a Canadian delegate, brought this out clearly by questioning A. J. Balfour of Great Britain. Tbe com mittee to which was referred the quetsion of how to choose the four elective members of tbe council of the league, had not reported. The question is whether these members shall be elected for four years or two, and it is still being debated , whether their terms of office should 1 begin from the first entry of tbe council into operation, or from the present meeting ot the assembly. It tbe latter idea prevails, the four representatives must be elected here. Tbe chance of Brazil returning to her place on the council is consid ered excellent, but Greece, it is thought, -will lose her plate. May Leave League. ' Buenos Aires, Dec. 2. (By The Associated Press.) Withdrawal of Argentine from the League of Na- ' tions is understood tonight to be a strong probability. It is learned tbe government is hourly expecting a cablegram from Honorio Pueyrre don, foreign minister and Argen tina's representative at the as : sembly of the league, reporting his decision on the question. i It is believed the basis of this country's withdrawal would be tbe' inability of the Argentine delegation to obtain the assembly's approval ot its proposals at Geneva. These proposals which favor ad mission of all countries to tha league, have encountered strong; opposition at the organization's ses sions. . n Foreign Minister Pueyrredon Is understood to have received in structions from his government be fore leaving for Europe, to with draw from the league if it appeared the assembly would refuse admis sion, to all sovereign states and it Argentina's proposal for the con stitution of the council on a basis ot equality of representation of alL nations, was not adopted. He was empowered to make a decision ia accordance with his instructions. I Reports that France has ques tioned the legal status ot Argentine delegates at Geneva are denied at the foreign office. ASK SECRETARY. TO JOINT MEET Houston to Appear Before Agrirut land Committer and Discuss , . Seeded Leglslathn. Washington. . Dec. S. (United Press!. Secretary of the Treasury Houston was invited to appear be- fore the house and senate agricul tural committee's meeting in joint . session to discuss legislation de-' manded by the farmers to improve marketing and credit conditions. While the two committees sought to hit upon the speediest and most , effective means of helping tbe farm ers, opposition to any direct gov-' ernment aid indicated that any ' measure involving use of govern- 1 ment funds to assist farmers wilt' be vigorously opposed as class leg islation and that similar . appeals . will be made by manufacturers and business men generally. Republican leaders said today that ' the immediate need is the reestab lishment of a peace status and there was a revival of talk ot pass ing tbe resolution at the short ses- - Bion, in the face of certainty that Wilson will veto it. BACK TO 1913 PRICE. Chicago,. Dec. .3. Hogs on the hoof have returned to what is practically , 1913 pre-war price, judging from figures obtained from one ot tie "Big Five" packert. "