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-JTCrn YEAB NO. 3. vwl, FRIDAY DECJIICER 24, 1920. -TWELVE PAX5E& 77S cnnn u JUUUUVJC JiiuliU.ju -LJ . Ill UiJ u uu ; ) LrA u vJ : LI v lyJ tiiJllL rmias SlGflES fltiraeiLY gut of llnrders, Hold ? sps and Burglaries Af fects Many Cities. - j it'-i ! iMii-'Thi Christmas crime ; &nve" which has affected practic- j I Mr mrm larce c!ty in the conn- i I. nlnff a th hdlldaVS 1D- u; - roach, according to information ntthered ' todajr by the United Despite police reinforcements in as shODDing utsmcis, esiaousu' nwat ot a modilled curfew, arming ! employes and other precautions, to. carry on their payroll. tneir pareil to ambBssadors an min Ooolu continue to ply their trade skilled and faithful employee," the toteri wh0 Krutnitt the daily tlis- aNew York uty. ftthr cities and towna in the Bttropolltan district were expert-: dn similar conditions, enmea B laoie communitlea mcreaamg aa waeu inn nun. - - 1 president-elect in the national cap- attr were loraded by crooks dmon I In any event tbe flour mills of j a fraxment of assurance aa jm here. In cities aa distant aa ! Kaunas are to be regulated by a to the future. lafitlo and Albany known crimin-, committee, appointed by the court Firat the reports say the "ma sk were being met at trains and No doubt the committee will base chinery" of the present league is antred to continue tneir eniorcea ; sOoimaae. i Chicafo reported its "crime gen- ally on tbe increase." Murders, pie are those who have applauded 4 with Great Britain, France, Italy fctliaps and burglaries were grow-, the Kansas indut'-rlal relations and Japan to form "a new aaso at, although there waa a decrease court since its inception. They call j ciation". which shall not be a po- B asyroii rooDenea. i once oiamen pespioymenL t il Cleveland more than 2,004 af- i mti had been made alnce the enre against crooks started six ago, but there was no ap-1 andablt diminution in crimar' ln..lna. f A4n mnA nltlfl. n American Legion and other ' fMUan organisations were plan- I to co-operate with the police 81 Louis to check the Cnrtat-I mserune wave." A change In the sawn .ysieui todepartment Holdups and rob- j are occurring ghtly and f1 Mrftrs are frequent Tas Atlanta pollca, facing th9 : sak shotgnna - ' x murderstkava occurred - in a..ki. 1. ,h. 1.., at a.ka TKa i Hdlytt also suffering from an . epl-! saw w criminal aasattiu on wo- ata. f Arrest of a negro gang who had 1 e ivuuwTUUo lag uiv ussksssvaa tp was MiieTed to have checked to some vtent s wave of crime in Jackaon- Vla. All suspicious persons were knag picked up. Boston police were preparing for stressed criminal activity aa Qrtitaas approached. Nearly Ot- (Coattnued on Page Ten.) (EDITORS ASK FOR RECEIVER Ik fetttieB la United States Conrt fehttt Cette Transmlsslei ' Coapany of Koekford. e ") Alleging the Cotta Trana- Company of Rockford. 111.,1 itted acta ot bankruptcy by , re out certain sums ot money JJJwerred creditors while it waa went, creditors ot the concern airht tiled a petition to Unit Wates court asking it be declar " kruPt and a receiver ap "Wd. In Chicago today attor, ask Judge Carpenter to J the Central Trust Company JMo, reoejver. Liabllites ot tompany are about $700,000 MseU estimated at $1.080,000. ! Pny manufactured trans-i yM for automobiles. The pe-! 2 creditors are the Spring! 2J company and La Salle, "company of Chicago and the 2. "mlnum company of Wan-W- ..U is ""eged that the; ltU . pany, unicago, i.'"' w Preber comnanvi "ord. with intent to refer! creators while the com- "SS In an InaAlvM mmJUUi, ::x CASHIER lESOVNUFE 1 of Pteplee Bank ef Cam reaid Bead fre Weaad at Ofiee, wV1.1- - A. H. Kay, I of the People'e bank ot 3L"l- "ortheeat of here, in ,TtJ. was found dead buUdlng at 11 o'clock Vpi,1 revolver! itt.1-0 mnrn borne Ti2 Thursday, hie wife, 1 1 C "o causeo a Jgthevernktotml storreW asul motor equipmenW ..They ! ?2tta ita?taf 'tel? aaytng America will have absolnte wt planning to : arm detectives SJ" lrt? 5 lvnoUita to do witn Eurone on a ml intlnn In tn cttva blsiArv. I - KAK5AS RULIKG TENDS TOWARD - PATERNALISM Samuel " Gompers Says Principle of Decision U Socialistic BT SAMUEL GOMPERS, Preaiojeat America federation ot Labor. . (Written for the United Pita). (Copyright U2a, by the United Prensj. . Washington, Dec 24. Applause la being given in noma quarters to I Kansas court ot InduM trial rela- . According to newspaper reports, the Kansas court haa ruled that viiiJU Mj f.thri a.nninM should be given such treatment as wU enabla them nurlng the period of, limited production to support UunHiiM .hir fmiii.' i Tbia may be merely a pious wish or the court intended as a nggea tion to employers not to atop waxes T -hW3-VlS2i ?.fj!," whan mean mills ' are closed, it may that the court intends to force amployera during shutdowns court to determine wnat employes are to bar ranked aa Taitmul. in , the last caae taa right of the em- j piuyer u iay on woramca wu no , lu regulations on we principle taw , down and quoted above. . . Those who applaud this princi- j.uus ruling anotaer . prooi oi tne fairness ot the court and the Men behind it ThU principle of government or court recnlation of industrial con- aiUona. of hours of labor, of wages. li, the priaciple of naternaliam in ; . . ... . . . ' ..,) it i. ih. irt nn which y,, soeialisUc and communist state lt , oTlet.overnment of Russia tartad Mt n Uie pp,, of paternaliam. ; They beoames " . Afk ' thjBlr .h. ,,. nf - ta - i,M T rtMM. til people of America. - tJSSTlSTL -- ,:f '"", ' . not paternalism and government vttWr cWrw profits. But they want government heln or paternalism if they can get it for a time until they shall nave, established an industrial oligarchy ln which they shall be dictatora; and trades and labor unions shall have been destroyed. . PKICE CUTS. Portland, Ore, Dec. 24 Price re ductions approximately in cases 50 per cent from yeeterday-s quoteUona, prevaUed in the public markets here, following restoration by an order of the city council ot the fixing ot - maximum prices by the market-master. BETIBE MkXLiOV.' Springfield, 111., Dee. J4.-Retlre-' SfmooiUaterl?rvd tbe 120,000,000 waterway bond is- sue authorised for the consUuctiM of the waterway from Loekport to Utica, was announced by Stete Treasurer Fred E. Sterling. ' " A Free jBooklet of Facts About Meats ; : The moat expensive item in the family food bill is the meat .' Meat is also the item which requires, most knowl edge and judgment when one goea to market .. Low-priced meat may be a wasteful buy.- Half of It may be bone and gristle.' Meat at twice the price may be cheaper.. ; ;; ,. The department of agricul ture has made a bulletin that ' tells the housewife bow, to select her meat, what the dif ferent cuts are, what is the food value of each. : . ' It ' also . tolls her - how. to cook her meats, how to pre serve the flavor, how to get full ' value oat of the . last piece ot bone, the last spoon ful ot extract i Send to the Washington In-. . formation Bureau - of The . Argue and. get this bulletin tree. We want to help our women readers with all their everyday problems. " t Frederic J. Haaklsv Direc tor. The Rock Island Argon Information Bu- ',, rean. Waahtngtos. D. d I enclose "herewith two cents in stamps for - re turn4 postage on a free copy ot the Meat Bulle tin. -. Name . Street cttr.v.'.....-.'.'.:... state EUROPEAN DIPLOLM EXPECTANT Foreign Gpyernments Are Hopeful as to Stand of Harding Begime. I BT DATA) LAWEEXCE. (Special to The Argus). Wshington, Dec. 24. Diplomat ic Washington is baring a hard .. .t," M. " getting .accurate information for tbe Tarious goyernmenta of the! world on Just what may be expect- ed from tbe Harding administra T . - ,1a matters ot foreign policy. The folks who watch the flucta- : ations of the stock market from , H. . natcbea from Marion or who aeek kv thm anhtia nmnmi nt iu-m companionship to elicit from the many supposed Intimates of the to be maintained. Now the word eomea that dinlomatic exchanees are to be begun soon after March littcal alliance but a means .of 1 conference" on political questions. I The Hague tribunal is spoken of as ! an exampla of what ia sought but) few diplomata th'nk Mr. Harding has that organization in mind but something more flexible and, they V 1I .1 believe, more effective. Ot one thing Mr. Harding ought to be glad. Hope springs eternal in, the breast of diplomats-; here that he will evolve something that will bring Europe and America close together. - The ambassadors and ministers are by no mean cynical or dispirited. Thetr private conversations are tinged with. Jin cere hopefulness even though they: political alliance basis. Ptay Cautious Game, The truth ia Europe's statesmen are playing a cautious game with respect to the le Harding admintstra- tion and the moves that are toeing made are all m the direction of se- curing American coperatfoii.; instance ' 1. Great Britain persuaded' the other nowera at tha Rnen meet. ing of the assembly of the league i of Nations that it would h more ! gonje'discreet to leave the covenant un-j ! amended so that America might be 'Swn an opportunity to express-her Tiew0Lta chafev. 'V terence to America not becauaa of any. unfriendly feeling to the Uni ted States but because of cpnvic- wn iaai. toe oiner naaons oi w J?, 3 Canada's clamor for changes Mpecla, m the result of the discussion in the United States which haa naturally overflowed the northern border ot this country bat basically Great Qritain is pleased at the independ ence ot spirit shown by the Canad ians for it would seem to dispose of the argument that the votes ot the British colonies would always , be cast as a unit for England. - 4. Prime Minister Lloyd George's j speech in' London - to the delegates wno returned, rrom tne ueneva (Continued on Page Seven-h- SAYSlRlSllAS IS PAGAN FEAST 8ymbols of Cbservance Are Belies . of Xatare Wershls Origin of V ; Ink Tide Catena, -;l Washington, Dec. - 24. Symbols of American Christmas observance. j the Christmas tree, candles and ; mistletoe, are relics of nature wor- I shipping days adapted to the uses of I Christianity, says a bulletin issued today by the National Geographical 1 aociety.. tracing the origin of Yule- tide customs. . . , ; They have to do with the pagan theory ot the rebirth of the sun, the s nniieun says, tne tree ceminc down rrom Aryan ancestors, tne canaiea from Teutonic ana worshippers, and the mistletoe from the Druids. : The Christmas spirit of aivtac. 1 exemptlfled by Santo' Ctena, goes jback to Roman daya, the bulletin contlauea, adding that while "there la more sentltneat eae ieaa of the eedesiastiea! in the United States I la observance of Christmas than in Kuropean lands, mace pie; tradi tionally a necessity on every Amer lean Christmas dinner table, haa a i religious origin. 1 "The choice tidbits thereto.' bnUettn says, "were simbalhal ex ! the rick gifta brought b the Wtoe Men to the Christ chOA: and the ) arosaa-to-that of -the oatk 1 whkk they nla pnCsrai.- ' ' , i. ... n ,. - .,,1,. ,. .j .ii. , p i !-".'.-'" ' " 1 ' - - :. v. ewBMaanMuaanaiBBBBnMaBnMBaBHSB COUNTRY BOYS ' IN CITIES PLAN ; JOURNEY HOME "Back to Farm" Move- '. : ment Recorded in Many.Places. ft. LouU, Ho Dec. 24 (United Press.) And after all "Parte" iant aU that it'a painted, t ' : "Paris" may be all right for the Partsien but not for the boy back on the farm and bo ia considering his ticket for Podnnk or Hobb's Corners and going back to the cows and chickens, "the early ' pearly morning! and the three - square meala a day. ; .-, ; The white . lights already dimmed by prohibition have waned to the barest nicker to the country boy. throuKh the contemnt bred by familiarity; the old homestead ap- pears as a palace in comparison witn the two-by-four MU bedroom; the farm house kitchen appeals to his "hash-house" battered Stom ach and tne old feather bed holds dreams the boarding hbnse mattress never dreamed of. . . The labor thermometer which has fr so Jong limbed cityward has ; nesuaua ana tne more laint-neart- ed of the. farmer boys have given; up the battle and gone home. : Only from one source, as. yet has the trend back to the farm been noted. It has not reached the big employers of labor; it has not af fected the big factories and plants which a year ago were willing to grab anyone "willing - to learn." They are, however, in many in stances cutting their forces and the first of those to be released, are in many cases the men "who , onrht never to have left the farm." ac- cordinc to one emnlover. The labor employment agencies also say they have not noticed an indication of a return to the farm by those who migrated to the city daring high wages and plentiful work. They do, however, state that winter is a poor time to yadge if each a shift baa started at least tbrongh them as there; is little de mand at this season for farm labor. . Barometer - SaJfts, V ;. : Bnt thetrne barometer hich re cords : the alighteal-. indicatiesi .- -lot saeh a shift has nroppsd alignUy. Tttla Is the cheap credit clothing store the' dollar down, Jdolar-when-'you-catcb-me emporium and the proprietors of at least three of these in St Louis say the shift has started.- - .-, . .. "We notice an unusual amount ot customers having left the city for i tne country in the past lew weeks," said the proprietor of one of these establishments. "Our collectors re turn daily with reports that so-and if Hick's Crossing" or some equally rural place.-.',. Naturally we would be the first t0 nse such a movement . One of the objecta in coming to the city Mv clothes and H was only Miiwnftu um umi puuiy ok -' wem could gratify their desires. Faetoriee 'are larinr off hnn dreds of ' men,' the -farmer' boys' in most instances are the first to go. They loss their Jobs, lay around for awhile and then do the only thing left go home,". ; . :" A prominent social worker who has been a mother to many of the country boys put it a little differ ently. ; When a dty man goes to the country; he acta more countrified than the veriest rube. When a coun try boy comes to the city he does the same thing. . He tries to outdo tbe city fellow. This usually gets him into all aorta ot trouble, un pleasantness and unhappiness. ' : "Paris is sll right for the Parisien but the boy who was born and rear ed in Hlckvilie belongs in Hick ville, hot in Paris, . And if he goes to Paris in nine cases out of ten he'll end up, back in HickvUle. Paris after all ia essentially a state Ot mind, not the city we call by that name.". .;. ;',.t4, . lM idle. - :: Albany, N. Y Oec. 24 Onatltni. sand employes of the New York Central car department it vm Albany were idle today, notices havmg keen posted by the com pany that the shops.' would remain ciosea ;. maennueiy. - Shop officials assigned no reason for the shut down.""...' . .. '-., HIE VEATilER - Fair and continled .cold tonight, with the Jowest temperatare pear sera. Satnrday. iacnaaing cloud iness, with rising temperature. . Highest yesterday, 20 ;' lowest last Bight 4. ' .- -l-f. , Wind velocity at 7 a. nt, 6 miles per hour. - - .-. a -, Precipitation, none. ' ,.' . -.i -i.-.V. -Min.-'.7pja. Tjitt. y ester, yester. today Dry hntb temp... 19 11 , i g Wet bulb temp... 17 - -10 : g ReL humidity ...7S SI - - $5 .River stage, 1.1; a rise of ,7 in last 24 hoars. ' . J.K SHSRIER. Meteorologist Waahington. Dec; 24. Weather foreeaat for the week beginning Monday Dec 37. ia aa follows: Regton of neper Mlasisstppt and lover Miaaowri raHays: Cold and gssjereTly fair, but snows are prob able first halt of week. Cold weatk- rer wfH twvaak. dill ato;:e FOSSOKV TO PUTS Clara Smith, Enronte to rArdmore for Trial . : Gives Interview. On Board Miss ' Clara Smith's Train, via Big Springe, Texas, Dec 23. (Delayed.) (By The Associat ed Press.) Consecration of . her future energies to atoning to her family "for the sorrow she :. has brought - iC and . determination never aagin to waste another hour of her life, were avowed late today by Miss Clara Smith, enronte to Ardmore, Okla., to answer a charge of murder in connection with the death of Jake L. Hamon. In an Interview With the corre spondent of The Associated Press Mu, smith spoke earneatlr on re- nion nhimntiT nvrhl- mmarrh art, fancy work and most earnestly of her impressions of Mexico where she stayed three -weeks before giv ing . herself up to the custody of Sheriff Buck Garrett, of Ardmore, in Jaurex Wednesday night mat Miss Smith avoided discussing the charge against her and mentioned Hamon's name only once," when she referred to her opposition to his retiring form active life, t . The interview took place in Miss' Smith's stateroom in the presence! of Charles A.,Coakley, one of her' attorneys, and Sheriff Garrett It was the first interview granted by her since her surrender. ' . ' Splritnal Leasea, "I have Jast been reading some of the many letters I have received from my dear friends," Miss Smith began, pointing to a package of papers lying on. the extension table before mar. "The sentiments ex pressed tol them move me so mach stteagta en only read a few at a time..: I'wasit to teU yon ofrtaw frleads I tad . in Chihaahu City. They ware deeply reUgioua. When t sougkt to thank them, as my bene factors they protested that there waa Only one benefactor and what ever they. did was done by, Him through them aa friends. ' It waa a great spiritual lesson and experi ence tor me. that visit to Chihuahua aty." ... i" The question of her name coming up, she insisted it was Mrs. Hamon, and not Mies Smith.. - . J , ;,' Has He Plsjaa,,., .' When aaked whether she ever expected to resume her secretarial career .she replied; ' , , - , . "I have no plans; 1, know ;only that I shall devote myself to mak ing amends to my family for the suffering' 1 have brought on them. I shall never again waste even an hour of precious time left me. -1 do not believe people should ever re tire from active work. I have al ways opposed any suggestion that Mr. Hamon should retire." r; Miss Smith's face still slightly drawn from the strain of her recent experiences, took a glow oranima- (Continned On Page Ten.) SCORES FORD JEWISH ATTACK EX'Piasideat Taft Flays- lateme. ; bUe Xanaiactnrer fer Pakliea tlea ef Alsafei FsJInden, Chicago, Dec. 24. (By United Press.) Docile WtlUam Howard Taft. former -president flayed Henry-Ford, automobile manufacturer, here last night for the latter 's at tack on Jews which have been ap pearing, in Ford's weekly ; publica tion. '. 'j - .. - - Taft said statements in Ford's piper that the Jews, are trying to gain control of the world are false. In pointing out the fallacy of the statement that Jews are the lead ing capitalists ' and international bankers of the world Taft cited that more than halt of the 13,000, 000 Jews In the world-are still suf freing not only perseertten na B i pression but the bitterest penury and starvation. .- ; .-. SURROUl!D!IO"E TOTAKE HANSEN Sawsect ha Skymr ef Tmt X, U- ' Chicago, Dec. 24. After barri cading hlmselt in his home, which was- snrrosMed by ponce, Pan! Hansen. 2t years' obi, enrrendered today- after evreral. hours' siege. He waa sweated as a. suspect to the slayiag e Paml J: Lttberg. a jewel er, who was anot ong s holdup Jn Leherte store. ; Haass H maid to; be, awt Ber ,tl0JH wr casygea w partjerpaooa at srr-4tn Canada. Fares were tsxreeaed pa EXPECT HUNGER TO BRING F1UME TO SUBMISSION Italian Troops Try "Starr ing Out" Process With d'Annunzio. London,' March 24. SUrvation ia expected soon to bring to sn end the "stete of war" now existing be tween the "regency of Qusrnero" at Flume and the kingdom of Italy. The 48-boar time limit given civil ians to leave the city expired at I o'clock last night, and it appeap the italiau ' government troops have settled down to wait lor hunger to defeat d'Annuntio's plan to com bat the enforcement of the treaty of Rapallo. One government sol dier ia reported to have 4een kill ed by a bomb thrown by one of the d'Annunzian - legionnaires, and shots are Said-to have been fired at an Italian .destroyer, but thus far the "war" baa not been marked by any -notable hostilities. . A barrage of proclamations has been hurled into the rival camps by d'Annunzio and .General CarigUa, commander of the government troops forming the cordon about Fiume. -These pronouncements have kept public interest centered, for the time being at least in the strange situation that has develop ed on the eastern shore- of the Ad riatic D'Annunaio's latest procla mation invites the people of Fiume to sacrifice their lives and for tunes in opposing the Rapallo pact The people, however, do not seem to be very anxious to follow bis advice. In spite of the orders from the poet-soldier forbidding anyone to leave Fiume, several hundred persons are said to have fled; not wishing to share., even by their presence, in responsibility for any rash actions committed by - d An nunsio or his forces. ' ' 'The - fact that some Russian troops, formerly a part of General Baron Wrangel'a army, have been landed in Dal mad a, has caused ap prehension . in some quarters that they. might be used to oast d'An nunsio from Flume. It is asserted, however, there is no intention of using the Russiana for tbia pur- LOriDQN HEARS FROM EXPLORER : : ' IN FALKLANDS Dr. ; John R. Cope, Gm - mander of Antarctic : Expedition Wires. : London, Dec 24. Dr. John L. Cope, commander of the .British Imperial Antarctic expedition, has sent the . following message from the Falkland islands: "Sailing here Dec. 20, with full equipment and dogs. Hope to land at Graham's Dec 25. All the party welt Expect to hear from us in 18 months. Good-bye." - . The expedition is engaged in sci entific work.. - ' Cope's ship, the Thor I. left Eng land on Sept 28, 1S20, and from Norfolk. Va where the command er stepped aboard her, on the 'fol lowing Oct 26.. . The Thor I - on the war to her base stopped at Montevideo, and then went to De ception islands - in the Falklaada, where motion pictures were made of whale disporting, themselves at sea and being harpooned for" their ambergris and bone and oil. Late in October. 1S20. a second ship left Cardiff, Wales, for the Falkland is lands. Three whalers, ot. LOOT tons each and one whale catcher of 200 ton also accompanied the . explor ers from their base. -, --'. The personnel of the expedition included also N. G. Lester, naviga tor; Thomas W. Bagshowe, geolo gist; Captain George H. Wilkihs, who accompanied me sneiansson expedition in the same capacity. and ' 120 men. An airplane caiieu die 'Kangaroo" and so constructed that it can land on the .ice by means of skids waa to be employed in the dash to the south pole. . The goal waa expected to be reached fa a flight of from. 20 to 35 hours in stead of a tortuous Journey of msny . months . on sledges. . The Sight was to be undertaken ; in summer and waa not to .be a non stop journey. . "KAsaro' Outfit, The "Kangaroo carried, besides five men, fuel, a sledge, cameras and food tor one month, and this weight was expected to handicap the fliers in crossing s mountain range with peaks 11.000 feet high which rise as natural obstacles to the -pole. The start was to be made from the great ice barrier at the Bay of .Whales." The total weight of the plane, occupants and equipment was-1.(00 pounds, and it waa to be, driven at- aa average speed of 91 miles an hour. The party waa to include, besides Com mander Cope. Mr. Lester, as navi gator. George H. Wilktoa, Jr.. pho- terapher and; surveyor; Thomas W. Bagshowe,-geologist, sad one other maa.' The- airplane was also to .carry 30 dogs, Canadian' Tieak iea." Several other planes and an extensive wireless system bymenas of which it was hoped to keep-to. teach with civilisation at all times were to be' held in reserve. i "CUT BATXWAT CAKE. -- Tanconver, B.' C., Dec 24. The Canadian Pacific railway today an noaaced a redncftoa of 10 per cent to all raUwav Cares aekweea aotnta F8ESIDSJT ftUTIKIZES as mzmw stI? LOAN VAST SUM TO GERMANY TO v HELP FARMERS Bureau Supports Brauer Scheme Involving Big ' Credit System. Washington. Dec.- 24. (United Press) The entire question of how congress can beet aid. the farmers was reopened today at a joint hear ing by the senate banking and ag riculture committee. , -V J. R. Howard, head of -the Am- erican Farm Bureau federation ' and other farmers' representatives ' were witnesses at the hearing. Howard bringing, up the question i ot a vast credit to Germany to al low the purchases of agricultural and other aupplies in this country, j Howard's bureau is enacted to : nnnort thai Roman prnAH nlan which William Wallace Brauer, a v u.ss t i riii vv siiistvtj s-s e representative of the Berlin gov- ernment. has broncht here. Branerito a eonsutuuonai convention m nronoses a billion dollar- loan to Germany, secured by the , seized German property now in the hands of tbe alien property custodian.- Secretary of the Treasury Hous ton haa expressed, opposition to Brauer's plan: Republican leaders have indicated they will oppose -it and It was regarded as improbable uhu. uiv wawii . my ouuuiox. congressmen who have backed other farmers' demands will back thia one . ' , ' - . Cessress Ckek.nn. . , A check-up as congress recessed for Christmas showed that; much of the time of the present , -session, now a, little- more than two weeks old, has been spent on farmer, leg ialatkm. . The net result.!! . 1. The resolution reviving the war finance corporation to aid far mers' export surplus, crops, has been passed by the 'senate and bouse. President Wilson is expect ed to veto it ' 2. Tbe house has passed the Fordney bill ..with prohibitive dut ies on farm products. 'Tactics ot delay have been started against the measure In the senate and the pres ident is expected to veto it also. : Now western and southern mem bers are working on a new pro gram ot farm legislation, which, it ia hoped, will be in shape for pre sentation to congress after the holi days. Senator Gronna, chairman ot the senate agriculture committee and Representative Haugen, chairman of the honse -committee, are now framing two new bills. ' One will embody a plan for fanners' co-operative associations for marketing of their products and the other car ries a proposal for short time rur al credits to farmers, through the issuance of bonds by the. tamers' associations. WILL TAKE ROAD FROM RECEIVER Sew Ulraels Corporation Asks Con. - sent te Reorganize CAE. L BftUway Company. , Wash in gton. Dee. 24. The Chi cago a Eastern Illinois - Railway company, a new Illinois corpora- ! tion, applied today to the Interstate Commerce Commission for. author ity to take- over , the . Chicago Iz Eastern Illinois Railway company, now in the hands ot a receiver, re organise and issue stocks and bonds to the amount ' ot . approximately 160,000.000. The comnanv nronoses to issue general mortgage bonds amountin? to I3Z,im,uoo, to mature in and bearing interest at 5 per centition and public health, the educa- and preferred stock amounting to 924.030,150 and bearing interest at ( per cent It also seeks permis sion to issue 94,285,000 of prior lien bonds at such interest rates as may be determined from time to time, these to be need to refund obliga tions held by the government and for purchasing new equipment and making additions and bettermenta. POSTOFFICETO COSTU'lLIOH Chicago. Dec 24. Plans have been completed for a new $4.000. - 6M Dostottc building, to handle; parow posi exclusively., work will start about March 1. it waa stated wwy u aew iHuuing, wnwn si to be located ta the heart of tbe railroad .terminal district, win have underground loading . plat forms i00 feet kmc capable ot ac rommodating. 42 railway anil cart at a time. . With thm shifts a aay, 126 can can ne ssmdled. The banning will bo six stories alga, ias vwaaaa etoat ama ' Text of Proclamtioa Is - Hade Public Today 1 State Department.; - . . Washington, Dec 24. Prellmlni ery relaxation of ..American mB tary rale in Santo . Domingo', wan authorized today by President .Wil son. . . " . Rear Admiral Thomas Saowden, military governor in the West In dian republic was directed to is sue a proclamation announcing that the United States believed the . 1 I a 1 I. Miat. .Mllft- anKuraU the simple processes. Ot ...5r! JJT-f, . ,k. "t. J""" 'TT ZZ. ZZTZXTZLZZZZ?:- A commission ofv representative Dominicans will be created which with a technical advisor named by President Wilson, will draft ' amendments tO the constitution, revision ot tbe general, ; w . - Dominican lawa and submit them ' w uin diuouu t the , Dominican republic" Text of PreeUautlon. ,.. The text of the proclamation, made public at the stete depart ment follows: Whereas the friendly purposes Vnltmi States in the employ mmU purMlt to right derived from tha tiwatv or IB 07. or Its mill- tary forces within the Dominican republic for tbe restoration of pub lic order and tbe protection ot life and property, have been substan tially achieved, and, "Whereas, it has always been the desire and intention of the govern ment of the United Btatee to with draw ita aid as soon' aa it could do so onsistenUy wiUr the said' pur--poses and as soon as the improved conditions la Baato Domingo - to Which the United States haa sought to contribute should give promise -of permanence, "Now, therefore, I, Thomas Snow den, Rear Admiral U. S. N., military covernor ot the Dominican repub lic, acting, under the authority and by direction of the government ot the United States, declare and an nounce to nit concerned - that the government of the United. States be lieve the time haa arrived when1 it may, with, a due sense of its respon sibility to the people of the Domini can republic, inaugurate the simple processes of its rapid . withdrawal from the responsibilities assumed in connection with Dominican af faire. , .'- . - Empowers Board. - "Announcement is therefore made that a' commission of represents- ' tive Dominican citisens will be ap pointed, the personnel ot which will shortly be announced, to which it my purpose to attach a technical adviser. This commission will be entrusted with the formulation of -amendments to the constitution sad a general revision of the laws of tan republic, Including the drafting of new election . law. Such amend ments to the constitution and such laws, or such revision of existing laws as may be recommended by -'the commission, upon approval by the military government in occupa tion will be submitted to a consti tutional convention and to the na tional congress of the Dominican republic respectively." A statement issued by the state department said complete tranquil ity had existed for sometime throughout the Republic and. that the people for the first time in many years had been enabled to devote themselves to peaceful occupations without tear of disturbance. i . Bvmisge Flnaaee. P5 . "The finances of the - country," ; the statement continued, "have been placed on a stable basis, grest im provements have been brought ! about in public works, particular at i tention has been devoted to sanita tional system has been completely reorganized with the result that whereas there was a school attend ance of about 11.000 pupils before the occupation there are now 100, 000 pupils attending school. As the result ot tbe American administrs' tion the gross revenues of the re public have increased from a total of some four millions of dollars in 1916 to a total of over seven sail lions and a half in 1919." Dates from ISIS. -" Occupation of the Dominican re public by American marines began ' rin November, the - marine .force being headed by Captain, now near Admiral. Harry B. Kaapp. This force, was increased and.lt now numbers 2.200.. ofrWra - and men. " Control was ' eandaaed , throoihout the war and for a" time there was some fighting in the re- ; public as the marines cleaned out bandits who had been snaking fre- ausm rsiai on we ciues. 1 . FORhTEK MATOB DIES. Freeport. HL, Dec 24. Chariea T. Frana, aged el. former mayor at Freeport died at hia home here to day. Since 1914 he. had aeea a member of tha leftatare tram t an sens sa.j. ' ' . '' . -" Twelfth dUtrief elected a TTiniiiniki IkLX