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-r If J ". $ AND DAILY UNION. ..TIETH YEARNO. 45. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 1920. -TWENfY PAGES. price; five cents. CKITKD PUSS IXUCO W2 n r MMiBi alios ii 3SAGE0F RESIDENT ISSEDtIP ' . ti T n 1 aeni-eiect naraini wu reaay 10 u--rstacan rcUty JjeaaerS i actual cons.tructive work on the tot 'likely to Follow WilSon's Lead. ; ' Washington. Dec. 8 With pre Uuintrle over and the president's uutl message out or the way, Lptu today got Into its regular Vafneis stride. In the senate, ac- awl debate was expected to begin: tits US using up laie iu mo unj toe measure to regulate the pelting industry. There also was likelihood the imposed farmer relief legislation voald be called up for action. Id the house, the day's proceed ss promised to be confined chief ly to certain acimues. Investigation of war dapartment ' Itrsients to steamship owners for leconditionlng ships used as trans-1 V"" ""' -"'-" Mr. Harding's official family will be tagus yesterday by h special war compiete muCn before inaUgura upenditures investigating com-1 ,ion tttee, continued with officers of 1st transport service as witnesses. The immigration exclusion bill, Ngirded by i.s supporters as one si the most important matters to H)t dealt with at this session, will lot n uiten up until inursaay. Ignore Message. '. WMhington, Dec. 8. (By United Press.) President Wilson's rec ssnendations to congress are to dismissed wiih scant attention If Republican leaders, they made sJala today in informal discussion d the message read .to the two kxm yesterday. 1 The Republicans said, in effect, tut while they agree with WilBon Uit the reconstruction Job should kt tickled and finished as soon as sstible, there is no hope of agree Ill with him as to the method's to k followed. Oie exception was noted in the antral rejection of the president's IMtMt for immediate action. Thi3 iu the budget bill, wbrch is sched IM to pass the senate soon and sito Wilson. Tax revision will ho defprrert. There is strong feeling that some thing should be done for the dis- iblrt soldiers and sailors, but that, no, will have to wait, according to Ifesent plaus. Governmental econ- 7 cannot be brought- about fully intil governmental reorganization n acromplisheil under the next ad Ulnisiratlon. leaders maintained. The recommendation for a loan to Armenia was scouted on all 'ides. There is a wide variance of opii'ion regarding Philippine inde pendence. The laws Wilson has twice ask d to regulate cold storage again iil fail to pass, it was declared. His proposal to license all con wrns doing an interstate business m labeled as "socialistic" or "paternalistic." TIATETO HALT IRISH V7AR bim of England Holding Confer. s With Sinn Feincrs to Bring About Peace, London. Dec. 8. (By United rressj-while high Irish officials "a Sinn Fein leaders continued to ,a)Bt,peace Dossihilitipa todav nm rUHii0nS ,0 ,hat eDd Progressed; Ubaist officers conferred with' ausariea who claimed to bring wieri of truce. Some definite ac- j ooa oa the report of Arthur Hen-l!ff0D- head of a labor mission to I "eiaad, was expected today when ' cabinet met again. Prospects i w peace were brightened by im-; ai ln3i3trm conditions in Ire- j Railway workers on-a' branch! out of Dublin returned to nt. agreajng to transport muni- j m and soldiers. Citixens along t line agreed that there should ; " so interference with traffic. r&C3 talk il-qo i ...a.A i . wciuitcu (U OlUlt eata of r..i 1 tt.. v. 7. ""-ui vumns ana ouier 1 BUn Ppln ... .i. '"ucrs. toiuns. leaaer ,Si M1 his hiding place, de- I ureal Rri ain C'l wmises and urged his fol rs to beware, likewise Sir Hamar Greenwood. ,j 'vr ireianu, ueciar-i r.i; i e,s ""Possible unless Sinn ' leaders surrender or are ar a. He made the statement in , tt wheu asked why. with! t),:.?ermU raids SUCB taat: Th I ? Iin citv corporation. j aJ-iV01, mi38'on's report was, Til ted to Premier Lloyd George ' ue cabinet last night. Arthur ; person and William Adamson! or their observations in Ire- j JJJ- oeclarlDK there was a wide-! deman1 for cessation of j tJTT ,f- The two recommended! we government make every) "t for early peace. . JJfBderson was eaid to bave vol- erniediary for the govern-4 HARDING BUSY -. AT HOME WITH : - NEW POUCES President-Elect Ready to i Begin Actual Construe- : tire Work. I Marion, Ohio, Dec. 8. With .his return to Marlon today from his vacation trip to the Tropica, Presi dent-elect Harding was ready to be- policies of the coining administra tion. ' In Washington during the last two days, he felt, out opinions in many subjects, and he let it be known today that be was well pleased with the result. He told bis friends that he believed his ideal of party, government and common understanding had been furthered by his talks with Republican lead ers In and out of congress and that bis canvass of sentiment regarding and association of nations had been particularly, encouraging. The work done in Washington was purely preliminary, however; and at least' some of the senators! with whom he discussed , foreiKnTeecutive that caught the ear of po- anairs wiu come to Marion later to take part in the league conferences that are to begin early next week. TuianntiiiriA rnnsultatinna Ahnut .Mi.M - ,ho o.hino, m mn. tinue and lt is not probabie t the final list of appointments ' to ' During the remainder of the pres ent week, the president-elect plans to devote his attention almost wholly to correspondence that has accumulated since be left for his I vacation on Nov. 6. He also hopes to find opportunity to make up on I the golf . links some of the outdoor 1 exercise 'he missed during his voy- age to Panama and his four days of travel and conferences in Vir ginia and the, capital. JURY SECURED TO TRY MINERS Evidence In Famous West Frank, ford Murder Case WW Be Of. fered "Black Hand'' fiaaor. Marion, III., Dec. 8. A jury In Williamson county circuit court here prepared today to hear evi dence that is expected to determine the fate of Settino De Santis and Frank Bianca, miners, charged with murder in the first degree for the; deaths ot Amiel ualcaterra, 14 -years old, and Tony Hemphill, 17,' both of West Frankfort, 111., last August. The jury was completed early last night. Authorities never announced the result of their investigation into the murders which led to the anti Italian riot at West Frankfort, but citizens there believed the youths were the victims of a "black hand" band. The bodies of both were found in the woods near Royalton, Aug. 4, two days after they disappeared. The throats had been cut, and Hemphill bad been shot. Authorities said De Santis ad mitted hiring ' Calcaterra to drive him to Royalton, Aug. 2, and ex plained that Hemphill accompanied them. ' . In some quartets, the opinion was voiced that the death of Cal caterra was plotted because he was said to have discovered the identity of participants In a number of bank robberies in southern Illinois, and that Hemphill was killed to shield the slayers of his companion. Your Child And Opportunity! You want to do the best you can for your child, of course. If you are making mistakes they are unintnentional. Certainly the most import ' ant aid to success is a good pnysique. The child who is not physically fit begins to be a failure at hia toys, works under many handicaps in school, is likely to drop out before he has gone far toward success, Do you know bow to make sure there is nothing physic ally wrong with your child? Let The Argus, through its Washington Information Bu reau, send you a bulletin en titled Tho School Child's Health that will give you the beat information in the world. It was compiled by the Amer-' lean Hygiene association and published by the American Red Cross. It is FREE. Frederic J. Haskin, Direc tor, The Rock Island Argus Information Bur ; reau, Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith two cents in stamps tor re turn . postage on a free copy of "The School Child's Health." Name Street ,.v... City State L1EAQT TALK FOR SEN ATE OLIGARCHY ..." -4 .? mm ssBBMsasajswsaB . . Harding's Use of Grover nor Col's- Phrase Re- . . sr . t : . garded as Significant. BI DAVID LAWRENCE, v Washington, Dec. 8. President elect Harding's show of independ ence in his farewell speech at the senate Is the talk of the national capital. ' It wasn't so much the im pressive way by which the depart ing senator appealed to his col leagues for cooperation -' but : the very clear-cut emphasis which he placed upon the powers of the u wmuiusuiu uu yiuuiynj set everybody gossiping as to the true meaning of the informal utter ance. It is a. fact, for instance, that when Mr. Harding arrived here Sunday night, Indeed when he met some of his colleagues early Mon day they wtere almost unanimously against the Idea of his making a speech at all. Some suggested that it would be indejfpate tor him to address the senate in his present position. But Warren Harding showed that he has a mind of his own. He determined to make the speech because he had something very definite to say, something that couldn't very weil be , said if he were already president and had to address the senate on official busi ness. He wanted the men in the senate to know that he intended to be as insistent upon the powers of the executive as he had been on the powers of a senator. He gave a gentle warning that anything like - a "senatorial oligarchy" wouldn't be tolerated. He referred more or less humorously to Gov ernor Cox's phrase "A senate oligarchy" but the significant thing is that he saw fit to bring the phrase back into this particular speech at all, Those - who know Sir. Harding's mind say he wanted to take occasion to appeal to his friends not to presume too much, not to make his task hard simply because he had grown so intimate with his colleagues in the senate. Removed Suggestion. Moreover he wanted to remove any Suggestion that the Senate ' would control the next admimstra-j Hi3 wifei who was formerly a; tion as has been so annoyinglyMis8 Crawford of Chicago, called at suggested from time to time not by tha poiice station early today, after j Democrats alone but by leading Re-naving hear(i 0f her busafcnds ar-1 publicans in the senate with whom j nli ftaked the nolice for his the wish is father to the thought j To be sure, Mr. Harding has , found out one thing already during his brief visit in Washington.' name- ly that the most insistent demands J for representation in the cabinet either for themselves or their friends has come from colleagues , in the United States senate. This ! has led to two very well defined counter movements one on the part of some loyal comrades who really think they are of the great-! est assistance to Mr.' Harding by their effort to keep anybody in the' Senate from going into the cabinet and another group which really wants to have a good deal to say in the the next administration and thinks the best way to accomplish it is by retaining in the senate all the strong men and making the capitol the same center of gravity that it was in the days of Aldrich and Cannon, when to know what the administration was going to do newspapermen flocked to the sen ate or the house instead of the White house. i Another Campaign. Then again there is another cam : paign being waged with all the subtlety that politicians can com jmand. They bave obligations of I their own to fulfill. - They want to see a particular friend in the cabi I net bnt the position for which the latter may be fitted is being songht 'by somebody in the senate or else i there is a conflict on the subject j of geographical selection for it is ! not customary to take more than i one cabinet member from any one i state. So the process of killing : off the other fellow" is now in full j swing. No "Cinch" on Portfolio, j Throughout it all Warren Hard ing remains shrewdly non-com-jmital, listening attentively, even good-humoredly to some of the i awkward attempts to gain his ear. I But the very definite impression is left by President-elect Harding as ! he goes to Marion that nobody has a cabinet portfolio cinched. Mr. j Harding is slow to make up his I mind about anything. He is a delib erative type and he doesn't hesitate to change his mind when it Js once ' made up. In that very psychology ! lies the best chance for Elihu Root I to be a leading adviser in the next MiiuuiiBiniiiutt. n ere uie coulee to i be made today, Mr. Root wouldn't bave a chance. But Mr. Harding has yet to hear from the whole I country. : He has yet to learn what i ail Republicans think - about all questions. He has been away from (Continued on Page Four). COMMITTEE COXTO TES. i Washington, Dec. 8. - Au thority ! was given the senate campaign ex- ipenditure committee to continue '.work until the end of this session1 of congress. . AUTO BANDITS ROB 2 STORES IN BETTENDORF Three Masked Men Hold ; Up Proprietors and . Get Away. V Auto bandits in two of the most daring robberies in recent months, held un and plundered two Betten- dorf establishments shortly after mtriniirht hU mnrninir Their lfiot I amounted to about and jewelry. S300 in cash! As T. Birkel of Birkel Brothers billiard ball was about to close up last night he 'was confronted by, three masked men, the leader of whom commanded him to throw up j His nanus. i wu uaiueraD, - ., , , . . . . wrist' watches, - two lavallieres, i an has completed hw recom three stickpins and a trooch, to- j mendations with regard to the gether with $175 in cash, was Be- j boundaries of Armenia and has for cured by the robbers , from the ( waraea them to the League of Na habitues and Birkel. i tions in session at Geneva, it was The Arthur Femmerof confec-. gii today at the state department tionery store, which also fell a vic-i Geneva, Dec. 8. (By 'rhe Asso tim to the boldness of the holdups ciated Press.) Relations between two hours later, sustained a loss tjje technicaL-organizations of the jof $100 in cash at the hands of the gunmen. The ponce ot uavenpon between the council and assembly are working with tlte members of were considered today by delegates the sheriff's force in running down ; t0. the assembly meeting here, the bandits who escaped in an auto. I it was expected the discussion of : the scope and powers of the mili- AQMY fAPTAIlM - itary, naval and aerial commission VIVlYl I .Sr 1 migut develop wnt ts.nnect.on it ADMITS BEING ' ma nave with the league's inter--asvivaa a j . .national force that is being sent to (p,PM AN SPYi suPervise the Plebiscite in .Lith . i uania. 'A.' On one occasion. I JtrA Cecils Commander Willet Sur-' prises Superiors By Alleged Confession. New York, Dec. 8. Hans Wiljet, alias Captain A. Willet, commander of Company I, 48th United States . i - ,uA war wk ham 1 utKiawu ui uie cuuiiuuiee uu an- lmoJ-'' new states touav awaiting acUon by army of- -Albania, and k is likeiy to be dfs fidata on a cKsTon be is alleged cussed on the Boor of the assembly to have made to police detectives that committee s report is he yesterday that he was a Gerr a considered. Lord Robert Cecile has here yesteraay tnai. u w ; insisted stoutly that Albania should m Although he had been sought as j be diniUed to the league. , a deserter, alleged to have abscond-! f Vivian, ot France, and Sig L . .r ih. arm'stic with nor agliano of Italy, have opposed un ruS ground that Al fi?nn of onaae effiTIttmi,ib,l?,l,-,l"t recogntied by n?e?e surorUe NW that Emission, at WilleHi raccortingtbe det te might interfere with na tertlves that he was 'one of 300-" PoltaUt of some governments, cadets who had trained in Germany "y were able to secure postpone and were sent to this country to en- ot Albania 's app .cation but u ; ih. st.tes armv. The Lord Robert reserved the right to scheme, he is alleged to bave said was for the cadets, was to lead , units in France and expose them in Honrornna nnsitinns for Slauehter. amj his money. When told willet had been taken to Governor's island, 8he said she would go to gee nim iater. They have lived for more tnaI1 a year 0n Riverside Drjve she said ' ' ' OPERATE TODAY ON JOLIET GIRL Child Who Was Imprisoned in Cel lar 17 Years' May Regain Men. tality and Start Liie Anew. Chicago, Dec. S. (United Press.) Starved of mental and physical growth for 17 years through mis guided parents who kept her shut in a cellar for that period, Mary Kolwizsiki, 19, was to be given a chance to start over again. Surgeons this morning were pre pared to operate and effect the transplanting of a monkey's thyroid gland which, according to Dr. Sig mund Kromholz, specialist in neu rology, will start Mary, who, he says, has the mind of a six-months-old baby, "on her way to live." - Crouched in a chair at the Ameri can ' hospital here today, Mary, a mere mass of bones and skin, i stared vacantly. Her weight is ex actly 38 pounds. "All she can do is to sleep and eat," said Dr. Kromholz. Mary, . according to Dr. Krum holz, was found in the cellar of her mother's home at Joliet, 111., last September by health ofneers. She was covered with vermin and, ac cording to the health officers who questioned the mother, the child had been there for 17 years. According to the broken story of the mother, the girl suffered infan tile paralysis when she was a year old. Efforts to cure her unavailing, the mother is alleged to have de tided to keep the girl in the cellar, i as a means of protection. Kromholz became interested and volunteered to make an effort to bring the child back to its normal condition. She was placed in an observation ward. After two months' care it was decided to transplant a monkey to give him $19 after tne highway gland, j man discovered that he was penn:- "The child has learned to do one ! less. thing laugh," said Dr. Krumholz. ' Cable said that the robber over- The operation, Krumholz ' said, powered him, and then went will take half an hour. If success- through his pockets. Finding no I f ul and Krumholz declares there I is little likelihood of it not being so t will be necessary to give the girl special attention. "For the next two or three years It will be necessary to handle it as a mother would handle her baby," Krumhola said. CANADIAN DELEGATE STIRS MEET Bx-Ministw. RowlY Asks1 uA0 , Assemblv to Control Organizations. , Washington, Dec. 8. President League of Nations, as well as those Roberts, delegate from South Af rica, reierrea to mis commission llbs.ou as a "staff. This appellation, how- ever, was distasteful to many dele gates wbo do not want to encour age the idea of the militarization of the league. . , , The possibility of conflict be tween the league and the various powers has arisen as a result of the continue the discussion on the flofer of the assembly. Two Tear Term. , The rommiaslnn nnnciilrinr tho manner in which the four elective! members of the council shall be l chosen, has decided they are to be j elected for a term of two yars. At, the exnir.itinn nf thia timp thev ! will be eligible for two vears more, but after the second term, they will be ineligible until after four years have elapsed. - When the assembly meets again next teptemDer, it will receive a report from a special committee to which HrEentina'a nmnn,! nmonrt. ment to tne league's covenant was referred. . AIJ proposed amendments have been sent to this committee. Gustav Ador-of Switzerland ex- plained that it was proposed to set up these organizations with consultative powers only, the as- sembly losing none ot iu powers in so doing. ' Lord Robert Cecile said he thought Mr. Rowcll was mistaken m thinking the organizations would fall under the control of Europe. All the world must co- ne aeciareu. Replying to M. ' Hanotaux's .to- terprctation ot his remark, as an KM!?"?e" !lalesmfn' f a iv .u a , tend them and that if any delegate so consiruea ais remar&s ne naa -nn hAsitAtinn in withrirawiner hia ' The words. on the sneakers' r.tatid removed the . . . i , emoarrassmenc nis iranKness naa ?!?lfd-i,J in. ' a8e.uuly u was ttppmuueu i- Cl. IHUUUbUlft HUJUUl U11.C11L Ul LliC debate until tomorrow in order to obtain further studv for the mir- pose ot conciiliating the 'divergent! views. BANDIT OFFERS GASH TO VICTIM 1 - - . , . wooer fisas unio roKery nora- In you. majesty, the Greek peo er "Broke" and Hands Him pie find an emblem ot national un Tea Dollar BOL ! ity." - ' N j The message embodied no plans c. u -ii m.- r c ' 'for Constantine's return. r Steubenville, Ohio, Dec 8. Dan- lei Cable, a pottery worker, report- j ed to the police here last night that a robber, who held htm up while i he was enroute to his home, offered ! j money. Cable said, the highwayman t reached into his. own pocket, pul- Med out a roll of bills and offered to give him $10, saying: "Here, brother, you need it worse , than I do." . Cable said he was too surprised (to accept the money. . SAYS HUSBAND WAS PAID TO . MARRY CLARA v.. I - Wife' of Frank . Hamon Tells Startling Story in : Interview. San Francisco. Calif., Dec. I. An Interview with Ruth Walker Hamon, said to be the wife of! Frank Louis Hamon, former hus band of Clara Smith Hamou. sought In connect on with the death of Jake L. Hamon, million aire oil operator and Republican national committeeman of Okla homa, was published by the San Francisco Examiner this morning. The lntervew dated at Sacra mento, Calif., quotes Mrs. Hamon as saying her husband "at the be hest of Jake L. Hamon," marr.ed Clara Barton Smith , and in return was given $100 a month from that time by the oil operator. Frank L. Hamon and Clara Ban- ton Smith, according to the pub- i!sneo interview, were divorced atts. Hanson, secretary-treasurer of! rh -The interview further alleged ! ' L f J," V.,rf . I m. t i u , -1 hansou s btniy was found in a JSmn.'i 01 decreDit Hanson home- -. the millionaire, a as paid ,1,000 a , d squalor t jj Z5ZJ- n g y A- Gerwei' vice president of "Ve husband. ' , . j v.,,.. interview, disappeared hve weekd before the death of his uncle, after having declared he was going to 8eeshe milloinaire and 'have it out with him.' " The Examiner, quoting Mrs. Ha mon, sa'd in part: - " T married Frank Hamon, in ; Tm. nn 11 1Q1S Ha ttaa . ' " on ;h ' Pailr'oa.i. After six months courtship I mar ried him.' " 'A few months after our wed ding he told me he had been mar ried before. His first wife, lie said, was Clara Barton Smith, and he declared that she was now liv? ing with bis uncle, Jake Hamoj. He assured me that he never lived with her himself, and that he had secured a divorce in Weatherford, Texas. May 23, 1917. "'At first Frank tried to make me believe he had married this wo- SISLJSSS & j"flr! L,sonof The T fJ.lvZZF5 vZlZZZ drVnk while he wawit check from Sfs nncl7 for 8100 .52, v Lli trfvnow- hv' It wa, th, that he admit - twi that he had married the Smith girl merely as a convenience to his (Continued on Page Three.) EH ING MUST MAKE DECISION Greeks Prefer "Wait and See" Pol- 1 icy in I.egard to Return of OnsUnUne, Paris, Dec 8. The Greek gov- ernment has addressed a note ti ! former King Constantino asking ! asgtidated with the Moline Mill J?558 ,"le PCe LfitJJ rlihtM. j that he abdicate' immediately in Manufacturing company, whose 1 durlnr the, war fi 1 favor of the Crown Prince, says a pant ia devoted to the manufac- n?w. " LIa!' jL .v 3nm.n " i dispatch from Athens today. (ture of flour-making machinery. Is ! ?hi Lotrv Brindissi, Italy, Doc 7.-Several ! located at 115 Seventeenth street sim oon nn' m,,.t-' members of the Gresk chamber of A11 members ot tho concern today i 'J'i' deputies, politicians and others ; aUested to. the character and ln-j0-1! j.irH i if the have arrived from Greece to Join:tegrity cf tneir former business , i? orrfin.rv Constantino on bis return to Ath-; asBsociate. "La m Jt 7 0 000 000 jens. They say Constantine's entryj Haasoa vas a bache,0r and left!"?" tta? id VciS will be the most triumphant since no immediate relatives, having been ! W"t? mv i iqm ! the days of Sficient Greece. Ian only child. Nels and Harry nDpinr tll eicesVorofits tax Athoaa, q Dec 8. - (Associated Hanson, 424 Fourth avenue. Mo-' icS? ire ' Press.l-Plans to have Ex-King ,ine arousing. An otber rela-! hL " wrote- ConstanUne return to Greece this Uve3j it gai(!i llve in SweCen. j ,2;J9 profits tax however .rai .. ' ? ( ouwuvu. . . x.i v..i Arrti md i hoiieva if Nhnnld hn --- -"r-; ' nnT-teitantinrt reira tolself Uto an education. Up to the the throne with ex-kine him- f throne w,th the ex ing T financial pressure of the Rritioh nnnn tho povemment 1 which has been exerted against the Plan to restore Constantme, ap riA.arfl trt ha.Tn her.ome stronter. i ' " , " ia TZ nment which ledto rinfnl, vi.elc. has an- , , , . , . . . .t; ... .... fea to eaaetaU army officers , t0 keep their posts. near ritriu iruiu. 1-1 ; i,ucerae, swuzeruuiu, uet. ' r i p.juiutdJ Pmae Vnrmer Kin? 'Constatine received this morning. his first official communication poison gas in the future as a part: Houston presented this summary 'from Premier - Rhallis of Greece, of tue;r equipment. It will be used to gQ0W what bis plan of tax re jwith regard to the result of last on criminals who barricade them- j ,v;gjon would yield the governmsrit 'Sunday's plebisci.e, favoring -'on-;seiTes in buildings ana cannot stantine's return to the throne. The ken any other way. . nremier's teleeram. bearing last' - nieht's date, described the state of j I puplic opinion in Greece on Con- Istantine's return, and added: j , SHOPPING DAYS TILL . CHR TM, SECRETARY OFIREASUIK LAYS BEFORE CONGRESS; OLPEN S EOF COtlf Llfif POISONING IS FATAL MOLINE FACTORY HEAD Hanson, SecretaryTreas urer Moline Mill Mfg. Co., Dies. . Death from ptomaine poisoning, it is believed, ended' the eccentric, although brilliant, career of Henry a lellow n,eniber of tne firm. Tae HAad men nine loo ..... idead commercial man was last seen Monday noon in tne" company of ficer. He appeared in good health. Salmon Causes Ik-aJi. Death was probably the result of eaung poisoned salmon, according ' from sources other thau borrowed to Dr. J. M. Wood, who examineu 1 money. r the body and the contents of the I Mr. Houston said a deduction of stomach. An empty salmon can j 19,523,000,000, the amount loaned was found near tue body. 'Exaini-jto foreign governments, should be nation of other salmon tound near-'made from the grand total sines by convinced Dr. ' Wood that tne ; these loans will be repaid and con fish was contaminated. sequently can not be charged as The body was discovered in the actual expenditure. The secretary kitchen of the homestead, lying on made other deductions aggregating the floor against one of the doors. approximately t4,&00,000.(H)0 whicn i Owing to the proximity of the tele-'he phone, the tneory that Hanson might .have made a desperate at-; tempt to summon assistance, was advanced. ' Father Scted Physician. Hanson was 69 years old and a Ur. Hanson enjoyed wide popularity " - a - physician and bone-setter. !Hanson s mer ut years ago. fcince then, Hanson bad , g, - - I The eccentric mill company orn jcial was the sole occupant of the I almost deserted homestead, which j he allowed to run down until it pre- sented a ramshackied, squaiorous appearance both insice and out. He bad prepared bis own meals with little or no thought as to keeping np the general order of the house hold. . . j Teieran Postal Cler. ; Hanson was born in Moline Feb. 10, 18tl. At one time he was an official of the Barnard & Leas Man ufacturing company.- lie was also one of the first postal employes in Moline. " kvr itmn. .un Hintnn haH hmm L7ta Bwnio He literally read him- time of bis death he was regarded ,as one of the bes: read men in the j as one or tne oes: read men in tne community: Hanson, his friends i aver, nan always oeeu negiecimi oi ; himself even to perEonal appear - jance. ni wuuie inc, iiitv cAyiaiu- ed, bad seemingly been consecrated tn tha. rnmfnrt nt nthet f No funeral arrangements have as. yet been announced, 1 k Hamor by Wire Chicago Police here will carry. THE WEATHER -J: Unsettled but generally fair to-1 night and Thursday, somewhat I warmer tonight, witn tne lowest : Highest yesterday, 35; lowes:Iat Heastin ( arx Co I p in Big night, 29. CondagraUoa. Precipitation, none. j t- ' 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. I r. e ,tt-;. yester.yester. today! 15uton. Texis. Dec. S.-tUmt-Drv bulb temp... 35 U 29 led l'ress.l-Fire sweeping the can Wet bulb temp.. .32 31 28 ral portion of the Southern Pacific Rel. humidity ...68 , 7: 90 railroad shops bere las-, night River stage. 2.5; no change in : caused approximately $1,000.01.4 last 24 ours. Jloss, destroying 20 box cars and 20 passenger cars, including the River Forecast, -' private car o! W. E. Soott, presl On!y slight ctangea In the Mis- dent of tba railroad. -.,... jsissippi will occur, from .Clinton. Muscatin. i J.U. SHERIER, Meteorologist, From April 6, 1917, to Lst June Government 'J A Spent 33 Billions. Wasblairtom Dec. 8. Th , net cost of the' war to the,. Aaterlcan foveranent was tx-r.-. ti by SecreUry Houston tedsy at tS4.010jD00.00D. This, he sa'd, represented the "adjust cd' expenditare of the treas ury excluding nil other outlay Which, had .no relation to the. actual prosecution of the war-' during the peilod from April 6, 1917. to Jane SO. last, which he said covered the extremes of the government's war time fisral operation)!. . Total expenditures by the gov- iernment duiing the period covered, i ... excepting, only postal disburse ments from postal revenues, were 138,830,812,895 treasury figures showed and of this $16,073,844,097 was obtained in taxes and revenue said represented the excess cost j of actual government operations for the three years ' and three months over what they would have been in' normal times. Houston's Report. Washington,' Dec. 8. (United today asked congress to cent on Incomes under 5,0j0. ! Houston at tho same time asked ttat: Surtaxes be lowered on some incomes over $5,000. Corporations made to pay a flat tax of 20 per cent on undivided profits. ; Bia increases be made in exist- j ing consumers' taxes on tobacco, i cigars, cigarets, candy, chewing gnm and the like. Gasoline be taxed two cents per gallon and automobiles fifty cents per horsepower. Houston's proposals were con-. taincd in his annual report pre sented to Speaker Giltett of the house at noon and are intended to net the 'government approximately $2,000,000,000 a year. That part of the report dealing with taxation was inieuaeo as a guiue iu wu- 'gress in passing new rereuue '" rt by some form of corporation profits tax. ! The twenty per cent tax on un divided profits of corporations is iioustou pronui ii menu "" Zn "i"s - -- -, --. .per 1 i l - - a surtaxt-s rangioB up i per cent on incomes over $5,000. : The lower surtax rates on ' la .n Bliehilv more than $5,000 a iyear would be increased by Hous- j The secretary siso recommended 'abolition of the present consumers' 1 tax on ice cream and similar lu i uriM and unred against a "radical" . of ,he renerai sales tax (Continued oa Page Fourteen.) SOOTHElROAD SHOPS BURNED : Million Dollar . Los In Fire - at to) Orirtn of the blaze ts unknown. i Tne fire ts believed. However, to. have started, in the paint sho-;-.