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ISLAND ARGC I t AND DAILY UNION. :mETH YEAR NO. 49. MONDAY- DECEMBER 13, 1920. SIXTEEN PAGES. .PRICE FIVE CENTS. CURED FUSS LEASED WTM - ' uncuid not IUBD WOI , Mtl Bill : OffiG TO GOTO POLES Ittioa of English and Trtnch Premiers Criti cised by League. OeMva, Dec. 13. (United Press.) VlV German government today i tjmented a new note to the as J nobly of the League t Nations nfailng to recognize the decision i the council of the league regard 4 the award of Eupen and Mal- edy, former German territory, to BclKiam. (The districts of Eupen and Mai nedy, small parts of West Prussia mrrounding towns of the same Bines, were taken away from Ger tny under the treaty of Ver liiUei.) : " Geneva, Dec. 13. (Associated Press) Military control of Danzig ff Poland has been recommended u the Council of the League of Nations in a report from the mlll urv commission. This recommen- iitlon, should it be adopted, would if be In line with a request from the It being alleged at that time taut ullitarjr control of the port of Daailg was necessary to insure the tnniport of foods, munition-and lw materials to Poland. The Council has decided to refer tin report, along with a suggestion tj Viscount lanil of Japan, Uut j i military commission study the test means to defend the town to ; the High Commissioner, who' will nuked to send in a report. , separate action by the premiers el France and Great Britain ' un utters before the Assembly 'of .the Utgne of Nations are made of ikvp comment by the committee m admission of new states. Lord Robert Cecil, representative of (Nth Africa, N. W. Rowell, of Can Hi, and Dr. Nansan of Norway, ipet In criticising the action of tbote governments, in announcing aglicies regarding such questions u the admiss.on- of Armenia tbrouga other channels than their npresentatives at the Assemniy aetuif here, who are charged with f kch problems. KjjT Rene Vlviani of France, who has I vj been said to be most particularly I f amoved by the declaration of the uraun ana rrencn premiers uu'iiii r-i umi nills Armenia should not be admitted to. I1U I lalf ITU I HUH tie League, was not present today. Comment on the incident continues to be one of the predominant fea ture! of the meeting, the opinion being extfressed that if powers de ar to continue to treat such ques tions in the old form of diplomatic ution they are not ready for the League of Nations. Leon Bourgeois of France, has presented a report from the com mittee on an international court. The plan finally adopted by the committee differs from Elihu Root's plan chiefly in the fact that Vinsdiction of the tribunal wouiaujshed several other books, lnciua be voluntary instead of obligatory, j jB An Englishman's South Afri- wuiea siaies senator jueuiii un-, Connick watched proceedings dur hf this morning's session from the Vtn gallery. Adept Court. Geneva, Dec. 13. (By The Asso ciated Press.) The plan for an in ternational court, submitted to ft, Maembly of the League of Nations it committee, which had been considering the subject, was unani mously adopted by the assembly at Way'! session. E DEATH OF PRETTY WIDOW! i Jbueer May of Menon Route Just Tell Coroner What H s j Kmw of Suicide Case. I Chicago, Dec. 13. (By United! fjesa.) a coroner's inquiry was JJ be held today into the death of Minnie Viola Revnolds. nret- widow of a Chicago coal dealer. I 'ao aa found under mysterious , nirtB1stances in a gas-filled room I U Of liar ... i.w-j . - . . 1 H. C. May, general manager of jMJIonon railroad, has been notl " by Coroner Peter M. Hoffman " attend an inquest today, where j planned to question him. According to police. May and: Reynolds were close. friends. I May, whose home is in La ?"tte. ind.. plans to. attend the ! West with her husband. i .Police found several letters ad- rMd to -Mrs. May" in Mrs.; oids' apartment. : Rae Middleton Reynolds, jss, told police she saw Mrs. TBolds quarreling with a man1 we street below her window that he threatened to slap her. j WITH JACK RABBIT wrard in n u. ""Wlerme nenrlv ihrniarnid In wolves, which had bean iri8 livestock, returned with , rabbit. , . i NAIVE ROMANCE OF PARSON AND CHOIR SINGER Preacher and "Trina" Who Left Together Re 1 turn to Face Music. Passaic. N. J, Dec. 13. (United Press). The little Dutch commu nity here, as much a part of ihe old world as The Netherlands it self, apparently went stolidly about ita business today, but under the surface calm there was a seething currtiit cf. gossip sjjd speculation about the latest turn to the naive romance of the preacher and the choir girl. , Public ex-communication yester day of the parents of the girl. Miss Trina Hannanberg, from the First Netherlands church of which the preacher, the Rfev. Cornelius Den zel, was the titular head in this country, provided food for comment by the good wives and vouneer i members of the congregation. I . as -wnen the preacher and the ' girl first returned together hurt ! ween irom a month s joint absence, presumably in Canada, the parish-1 tuners were aiviaea in sentiment i regarding the culpability of the ; principals. One faction continued to' regard the whole affair as an act of God with which neither Den zel nor Miss Hannanberg was re sponsible. The ones holding this' belief argued that the dominie: should be returned to his pulpit. There were others who felt that the girl and her family were re- at Cloyne, sevem miles east of sponsible for the romance and who I Queenstown yesterday. The at accepted Denzel's explanation thatitackers threw bombs from two he returned to his wife and eight 1 houses, but were defeated. Two of children as soon as God had pointed'' the attackers were killed, several out to him his error on the streets ! wounded and two captured. One of Buffalo. These held that the ex-1 pulsion of Mr. and Mrs. Marinus Hannanberg from the church was only Justice. Still others, and these included the majority of men in the congregation, openly declared that the minister should also be read out of the church. Both Parties Secluded. So far as known, Denzel has not left the parsonage since he was welcomed back with open arms by his family. Miss Hannanberg also remained in seclusion. Mrs. Den zel, who bad refused to add to her original statement that she had for given her husband, was reported to be suffering from a nervous break down. . - The future status of Denzel may be determined at a meeting of the church consistory tonight. It was generally believed a call would be extended to some minister in Hol land and that the local pulpit would be occuDied meantime by the dom- inie of one of the nearby churches or one of the elders. : , linTCIl AIITUHD DIES IN LONDON . London, Dec. 13. Olive Schrei ner (Mrs. Cronwright Schreiner), the author, is dead. Olive Schreiner, born in Besuto land, daughter of the late Rev. G. Schreiner, a missionary from Lon don, gained early fame by one of her first publications, "The story 0f an African Farm." She pub- can view ol tne situation, in 1899, and "Women and Labor." She was married in 1894 to S.C. Cron wright A Free Booklet On the Care of Food in the Home Every woman should know all about the care of food in the home. 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Citr State FLAMES OF CORK STILL SMOULDER! ... i Military Patrol Raxed Districts Burn' Oyer 300 Buildings. . Cork, Ireland,, Dec. 13. (Asso- j elated Press) More than three hundred buildings are said to have been destroyed in the fires which yesterday laid waste a great part ot this city. Most of the fires have been extinguished but there are occasional flames. sporadic outbursts of Fire fighters arrived from Dublin and Limerick today to relieve the wearied Cork brigade in conquer- jng the last smouldering flames. Military patrolling the razed dis tricts aided the firemen. . Estimates of damage ran as high as $30,000,000. Aside from the structures, stores of goods of un known value were lost in the fire.i Ambush PatroL ' A military patrol was ambushed i soldier was wounded. The houses from which the bombs were thrown were burned. Blackened Ruins. London, Dec. 13. British regu-" lars stood guard today, over twisted ana -blackened ruins left the fires whicB on Saturday night and yes terday swept virtually unchecked through the city of Cork, Ireland. Hours of terror were spent by Uhe people of Cork during Saturday night, the wildest disorder prevail ing throughout the city. It Is said several lives were lost, fnd dis patches declare two brothers nam ed Delaney were called from their homes and shot, one of them fatally. Two districts of Cork were swept by the flames. In the business sec tion, along St Patrick's street, from Cook to Maylor, hardly a shop was left unscathed. This was the shop ping center of Cork and in untrou bled times toasted many prosper ous stores. South of St Patrick's street the fire ran uncontroled along Winthrop street and other narrow thoroughfares as far as old George street Thus an area of three blocks in tlis part of the town was reduced to masses of debris. - It was not in this district, how ever, that the loss of the fire was centered. The magnificent city hall of Cork, located on the southern end of the Parne'l bridge that spans the river Lee, also was laid in 'ruins. In ad dition, the Carnegie library, Just across 'Anglesea street to the west, was burned, and the Corn Ex change, just behind the city hall and to the south, was at least par tially destroyed. Reports say Al bert Quay, lying along the southern bank of the river, is a mass of! desolation. Soldiers In Control. Dispatches reaching London to day say Cork is under martial law and that order were given to the regular soldiers to shoot looters oh sight Damaged premises have been plundered ir. some instances, it is said, but the military is in absolute control at present Rumors relative to the loss of lifef are conflicting and are, for the; most part, vague and conjectural, Exact details of the events lead ing up to the conflagration of Sat urday .night have not as, yet been received here. Some reports tend to question the accuracy of earlier dispatches, but others repeat the story told in first reports. All in dicate that the disorders and fires had a direct connection with the ! tsttack made on the lorry carrying j police auxiliaries. Some newspapers are frankly skeptical f these reports and sug gest the fires anight have been caus ed by the explosion of stored ex plosives such as were found on Sat urday in the city of Dublin. Others indicate their belief the fires were a reply to the establishment of mar tial lkw in southwestern Ireland, and it is remarked that dispatches have not furnished proof that the fires were set by men bent on reprisals. Monsignor Daniel Cohalan, bish op of Cork, is said to have announc ed in his cathedral last evening his intention to excommunicate any one participating - In further ambus cades of crown forces in his diocese. BniDDTG TRUST' PROBE. I New York, Dac. 13. A proposi tion for the United States senate i committee, which has been em- I powered to investigate building condition throughout the country. to hold sessions in New York in conjunction with the joint legisla tive committee in ita investigation I of the alleged "building trust" will be Submitted the federal body by! Senator William M. Calder, its chairman, .he announced today. ! He decided on this policy of aid ! to the state committee, he said, after having been informed of the obstacle facing the joint commit I tee in summoning witnesses who have gone to other state. " ' i i i i ... ! - i ; " " ---,-.-' 0 , ! ? ' ; : i . dr Jtysjt Himm&n mj&zhj &smn w -nushnell FACES HANGING AS PENAtTY IN MURDER CASE Jury Finds Santino De Santis Guilty Love for Girl Caused Riot. Marion, 111... Dec. 13. (United Press) Unrequited love caused the West Frankfort riots last fall; the love of a blackhander for a pretty little Italian girl. - Today the girl in the case, Mary Calcaterra, is free; her . brother Amei is dead; her lover,- Frank Bianco, committed suicide and Santino De Santis has been found guilty of murder by a jury which fixed the penalty as hanging. The last chapter in the sordid story growing out of the love of Frank Bianco for the Calcaterra girl was started yesterday when a jury here, after 15 hours' delibera tion, brought in th'b verdict of guilty. . The story started last August when the bodies of Amel Calcatterra and Tony Hemphill, his closest friend, were found brutally mutilated. In reprisal mobs roamed the streets of the little mining town of West Frank fort taking one life, injuring a score and doing thousands of dol lars damage to the , property of foreigners. The web of evidence slowly tightened about Frank Bianco. Authorities learned of his love for Mary and her refusal to comply with his wishes. She told of his power over her; of his making up in the role of a "devil" and forcing her to sign mysterious papers with her own blood. He was arrested and attempted suicide leaving bo hind a note stating that he had offered to pay De Santis $200 to kill Amel and a brother-in-law of Mary's, Marco Calcaterra. Marco has not been since, it was stated. The attempt failed, however, and Bianco and De Santis were held to stand trial. Last week Bianco, in the midst ot his trial made his second at tempt to take his life and succeed ed. The court held that the trial would have to proceed as Da San tis could not twice be put in jeopardy of his life. Yesterday the jury decided his fate and today it is expected the judge will pass sentence. . HIE WEATHER Rain this afternoon turning to light snow tonight Tuesday, un settled. Colder tonight with the lowest temperature about 28 de grees. Highest yesterday, 52 ; lowest last night 50. . . 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp... 47 61 53 Wet bulb temp... 44 48 52 Rel. humidity ...82 , 80 93 River stage, 2.6; no change in last 24 hours. . ' River Forecast. Only slight changes in the Mis sissippi will occur from Clinton to Muscatinev ' ' J. U. SHERIER, Meteorologist faith! I MASSACUUSETTS HELP YOUNG MOTHER BY EDUCATION Women to Request Con gress for $4,000,000 Appropriation. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. ' (Special to The Argus.) Washington, Dec; 13. When the American woman left "her place in the home" on election day she paved the way for the adoption of a piece of legislation that will do more for the home . perhaps than any one law in American history. Early next week congress will con sider the first legislati7ersroposal made by the women of America since universal suffrage was grant ed. Not only have the women done the unprecedented thing of asking lor a relatively insignificant appro priation only $4,000,000 but they have pointed out how that four million dollars can be of as much or more benefit to the American nation as any other four million dollars in the whole federal bud get of four million dollars. . . - Briefly, the women ask that the federal government, in cooperation with the states of the union, shall educate young mothers In the ma ternity period so that they will j not 0E'y have the proper knowledge j of hygiene before and after the uiria ui taeir cnnaren, out in neeay cases nurses and physicians shall be ready to come to their aid in stantly. Not only have some piti ful cases of neglect, in country dis tricts especially, come to the at tention of the women who have in vestigated these questions, but sta- ti3tics show that America lost 250,-lin Bssip about the cabinet selec- ..... '.(.In.. ... . T i : i : 000 infants last year, or a total of 20.000 a month, most . of whom might have been saved by proper attention. Indeed, in 1918. 23,000 mothers died from causes that could have been prevented. Fully 80 per cent of the cases investigated in different cases show that lack of care was the principal reason for death. America Far Behind. America has been far behind in this kind of social legislation. The United States stands 14th in the list of civilized countries which have taken up the problem. New Zealand, which has had woman suf frage longer than any other country, stands at the top of the list and has greatly reduced her infant mortality. Great Britain also has been In the front rank in this movement The Sheppard-Towner bill, pre pared by Senator Sheppard of Tex as, a Democrat and Representative Towner of Iowa, - a Republican, would appropriate $2,000,000 at first but with provision to increase it annually till it reaches $4,000. 000, and the states of the union (Continued oa Pag Two.) HARDING. GETS ROOT'S ADVICE AT CONFERENCE President-Elect May Use . Part of Present League in New Plan. Marion, Ohio, Dec; 13. Advice on the plan for an Association of Nations was sought by President elect Harding today from Elihu Root, former secretary of state, and more recently a conferee wittf lead ing European statesmen in the for mation of a world court under the Versailles league covenant The conference, regarded as one of the most important to be held by Mr. Harding in his "meeting of minds" here, is understood to have concerned as to how far the ma chinery of the present league may be used in building a world peace concert acceptable to the United States. Throughout the leaeue fiEht Mr. Root advocated acceptance of the ! Versailles covenant wila reserva tions, and during his world court conference abroad he expressed much faith in some portions of the covenant Details of his talk with Mr. Harding today were not re vealed, however, both he and the president-elect saying his recom mendations were entirely confiden tial. In asking Mr. Root's advice, Mr. Harding is understood to have sought in particular for informa tion about practical working of the league as observed by the former secre ary of state during his visits to Europe. Questions on the same ! subject were put by Mr. Harding .yesterday to Herbert Hoover, who recommended that the league ma- ichinery, with changes, be used to rearing the proposed Association of Nations. Cabinet Gossip. The visit of Mr. Root again brought his name into prominence tions of the incoming administra tion. It has been suggested in va rious quarters that Mr. Harding might ask him to again become head of the state department, buf their meeting today furnished no outward evidence to support or discredit that report. Dr. John Wesley Hill of New York, also had an appointment with Mr. Harding today to discuss the league and various other subjects. SILLS HUVTISG PARTNER. Athens, I1L. Dec. 13. Gilbert Kenyon, 16 years old, of Athens, was killed yesterday morning when his hunting partner, Voel England, a lad of his own age, stumbled and accidentally discharged his shot gun. The shot struck Kenyon, who was eight feet away, in the back and pierced his heart He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kenyon. CAPTAO ROBINSON DIE3. Constantinople, Dec. 12 Captain J. Robinson, U. S. A., of Oakland. California, died in the American hospital here yesterday. He was ia charge of grain distribution for the American' commission for relief In the Near East AUNOUNGE REDUCTIOMi TO TAKE EFFECT DEC. 20 KING OF GREECE MAKES REFUSAL TO QUIT THRONE Constantine Resolves to Hold Fast to Newly Re covered Scepter. Lucerne, Switzerland; Dec. 13. (By the Associated Press). Con stantine of Greece today declared he would not abdicate the throne. Prof. Georgios Streit his confi dential advisor, last week, denied reports that Constantine might ab dicate in favor of Crown Prince George, but today's utterance by Constantine was his first direct statement on the subject. "I will not abdicate and never had any such intention," Constan tine said in his farewell interview with the correspondents prelim inary to his departure for Venice tomorrow, enroute to Athens. Athens, Dec. 12. Prof. Georgius Streit, former Greek minister of foreign affairs and professor of in ternational law in the University of Athens, who was barred by the Greek government from returning to Greece lust week, when ex-King Constantine was - Invited to . re as sume the throne, is expected to re turn to Athens within a few weeks under a decree providing for the reinstatement of university pro fessors. Prof. Streit would be pledged to confine his activities to the teach ing of international law. He has been Constantino's close advisor at Lucerne. SEEKS TO KILL WIFE, BABE AND SELF IN CRASH GalesBurg Man, Amuck With Hootch, Drives Ford Into Car Galesburg, 111., Dec. 13. Crazed with drink, Jesse G. Gunnell, an automobile mechanic of this city, deliberately drove his Ford touring car m which his wife, his 3-year-old son and another man, were riding as passengers, head-on into a mov- ing street car last evening. As a result of the crash, the child lies """V -".win be governed in its action concussion of the brain and Gunnell is new ai tne city jaii. According to statements made by .111 J. UUUJ1C1I, UCI uuduouu uau ' been threatening to kill her and the i little toy. She said he drove the ' automobile down the car track3 to-: ward the approaching street car, yelling, "I'm going to kill you." Mrs. Gunnell was not injured. JOHNSON BILL PASSES HOUSE WashiD?Jcti, Defi. 13. The John son tmmigratioin bills, amended to prohibit all immigration for a period of one year, was passed to day by the house. It now goes to the senate where its defeat is pre dicted by senate leaders. The vote was 293 for the bill and 41 against Six members voted "present" ' The Siegel amendment exempting brothers and sisters of aliens who have become American citizens was approved, 203 to 73. Immediately after the vote was announced, Chairman Johnson of the immigration committee, issued a statement saying that the 1250 immigrants who arrived at New York on Saturday on the White Star liner Adriatic", had been sent i to Hoffman island because of an outbreak of typhus unong them, and that at Gloucester, N. J., 11 aliens bad been taken from the i steamship Havoford and sent to the detention station suffering with typhus. BURNED TO DEATH. Washington, Dec. 13. One pa tient was believed burned to death when fire destroyed psycopathic wards of the Walter Reed military hospital. firm ; Lawrence and- New Bed ford Plants Join in Re-; adjustment of Scale. - : New Vork, Dec. 13. Reports from mill centers give every indica-. tion that wage reductions, an nounced for Dec. 20, by large mas- ufacturing plants, will be resisted.. John Golden, president of the Unit ed Textile Workers of America, de clared here today. Mr. , Golden, said that .the union's executive- committee will consider the situ ation at a conference here on Fri- day. Lawrence, Mass., Dec. 13. First announcement of actual reduction of textile operatives' wages by large), mill corporations was made toxiay by the Pacific mills, and the Arling ton mills of this city. Their 1(00 workers, constituting one-half of the operatives of this textile center. were notified that a readjustment had been made, effective Dee. 20. In accordance with custom " the amount was not stated, but it was understood to approximate 22tt per cent as suggested by a manuraclur ers' conference last week. No word of its attitude on the. question of wage reduction came from the American Woolen com pany, whose four local mills em- -ploy most of the other operatives in the city. President William M. Wood an-, nounced several days ago that his directors had not considered thei question at that time. The Pacific and Arlington, mills make principally cotton cloths, but t -have worsted specialties under pro- duction. The notice posted follows: . "Undue lack of orders and a. lack of stock conditions in the tex-1 I tile industry, it has become neces-i sary to make a readjustment in, wages to take effect Monday, Dec., 20. We hope this reduction will ' cause merchants to feel secure In. placing tbeir orders for merchan dise." Cut at Jiew Bedford. New Bedford, Mass., Dec. 13. Wage reductions affecting approxl- tnnfplv 4fl MIA nnorativofl worn an. 1 nn..nH tnA.v hv ... mm. connected with the New Bedford . ; Manufacturer8. association. The reduc0on amounting to 22 per- I cent effectlve next j-jjcuilay yyj for ou,pr MUS j Sa, Mass., Dec. 13.-The ; xaumUeag steam cotton company on wage schedules for its 1,100 opera- Uve3 by tue poli , otner center8 j. Foster SmiUli the agent 0? Ut company, announced today. SIX KILLED AS GAR TURNS OVER Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13. (United Press.) Running wild, a one-man country club "safety" street car turned over on a curve at the head of Main street cut ca romed on its side against two oth er street cars and crashed Into A steel pole, killing six persons and injuring more than a score. Fail ure of brakes to work and conse quent inability to open doors oper ated by air, was the reason, as signed for tha accident. . The "safety" car rolled 200 feet, scat tering bleeding and moaning hu manity over the street. The light car was torn to pieces by the three) different Impacts, wreckage piling" up on the dead and dying. When he saw the car was beyond control, Motorman Charles E. Fer guson urged passengers to keep their seat and made frantic but futile efforts to stop the runaway. BIG BLACK BEAR BOLD BURGLAR! Homer, 111., Dec. 13. Charles B. Burkhardt and bis wife were roused from their slumbers last night by the crash ot a window and a lumbering noise on the first floor of their home. Burglars evidently had broken in. Burkhardt, seizing a gun, went down ttairs and found the -bur glar" was a big black bear., . But he knew her. It was "Nellie." on of the attractions at Homer park. an amusement place here. She Lad broken out of her winter home on the Burkhardt place and gone bunting for her master. Mrs. Burkhardt saved the situ ation. Nellie has a sweet tooth and she coaxed her back to her quarters on the vacant lot by giv ing her cookies and other sweets. . Nellie simply ruined the lace cur- ; tarns but did not bit or scntc anybody. , . r ' .a'