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AND DAILY UNION.
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FRIDAY DECEMBER 31, 1920. TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
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39SE3 FOE
flECII SAY
to Join Move After
Cknaany'B Concealed
Weapons Taken.
Dec. 31. Marshal Foch
. gjbmltted to the council of am-
jton bia report on the prog
- Bida bjr Germany toward dls
Sttiaent, it was understood here
I "George Leygues, president of
council of ministers of tbe
ach republic conferred witb tbe
nbaisadora of Great BriUin and
ly concerning the matter yes
day, and it is believed the Brit
b and Italian governments will
asked to agree to an urgent set
ent of tbe problem. It is prob
g that an allied conference rel
jm to the situation will be called.
Disarm Foe First,
ffarla, Dec. 31. (United -Press.)
France will be glad to join in in
-national conference .on dis-
, 4 jaments when "German pockets
m been emptied of concealed
tols," the French foreign office
tela the United Press today.
,. A high official declared France
acntly bad begun partial disarm-
iBtnt but developments in Ger-
aesy made it impossible to proceed
, rife that program.
""If the United SUtes will join
& forcing Germany to empty her
sockets . of concealed pistols,
Tnnce will be delighted to join in
i general disarmament scheme,"
ty official said today,
r.' "An agreement would be of tre
jindous benefit, freeing the
fuses from the terrific burden of
' jation. But there can be no
ought of disarmament until Ger
jpr. disarms." -
Had Halted Program. ,
fJrrsnce had halted her naval pro
tram, he declared, and begun re
ducing her military program when
ie German foreign minister re
used the allied demand that he
"wis the Bavarian civil guard,
paving cut compulsory military
ice to 18 months," he said,
ance was tbe first world power
dually to begin carrying out
, , mlses of disarmament."
! Jbe French press refrained
m comment today on the Ger-
m situation, the government hav-
I requested it It was feared the
ntry might be stirred too great
it In view of the recent resbjna-
j oi minister oi war Llevre,
Unayed at France's refusal to
irry on extensive war prepara-
JM.
.- Harding for Disarmament.
Urion, Ohio, Dec. 31. (United
less.) Steps toward gradual
Vld disarmament will be taken
I President-elect Harding early in
I administration, according to au
writative information here today.
One move may be a suggestion
at world powers organize a dis
nament congress to work out a
aeme which will be generally ac-
ipuoie.
Disarmament occuDiea a nrom-
inent place in Harding's plan for
u associauon of nations. The sub
ject baa figured prominently in
weveral of bis most important con
ferences Dere recently and he is
town to be convinced that some
sinoa of checking th race .for
ger navies must be found.
Japan Favors Plan.
Reports reaching here are that
reat Britain and Janan nn r.
lin conditions, could be induced to
in the project Japan, accord-
to information given to Hard-
during his recent conferences,
f spending a heavy proportion of
p revenue on military and naval
Xmament and would welcome with
Piiet some equitable agreement
hereby she could reduce this ex-
Tditure.
congressional leaders most fa
r with the situation - are
rstood to have recommended to
Wg that he take acUon to
,4 Mcuring an agreement be
a leading powers to limit con
viction work already under way
mm uv new aeeia.
fwding, however, has declared
flatly for a navy sut-cient
"Otect the American merchant
I and Uford a dependable de-
American shores.
rD BE GREAT
I IaROAD IP IT
I NLY HAD ENGINE
ngton. Dec. 31.--Tbe bor-
comouve now used by the
i is'ourg 4 Northern raU-
aort une in Texas, U about
" wjiq ue interstate
' O CSmmlSSion todar. . In
annlicatlon fnr a
S20.000 with wMh .
Ji "good second-hand" engine.
aoouar locomotive is ae
L by the anrlnr. tha aimiiM.
d. the road will be forced
srla,
ASHURST IDEA
OF 'RIGHTS' IS
CAUSE OF TALK
Senator's Attempt to
"Ruth" President is
Being Questioned.
ST DITTO LAWKE5CE.
(Special to The Argus.)
Washington, Dec 31. Senator
Asnurst of Arizona, who paced the
White house grounds impatiently
and finally insisted upon an audi
ence with President Wilson in the
executive mansion, has started a
discussion as to where the rights
of a United States senator begin
and end and when the privacy of
the president of the United SUtes
and his constitutional rights may
be invaded.
The Arizona senator was natur-
llr anzinna fnr.Mr Wil nnn tn act
promptly on the mining bill be
cause it affects so vitally his con-'
stituenta back home but whether!
or not he adopted the proper
course to compel early action is
being debated privately by his col
leagues and officials generally.
BJgfct Is QaestloMi.
The position taken by many is
that a United States senator has
no mors right to force the presi
dent of the United States to say
when he will- sign or veto a bill
than a senator has the right to in
sist upon word from the supreme
court of the United States as to
what its decision will be in any
pending case. Moreover, those who
defend Mr. Wilson declare that the
senate has been very jealous of its
prerogatives in the past and any
attempt on the part of the presi
dent to ask the senate formally
what action it would take' on a
pending bill would be resented.
Tbe most a president can do is to
"recommend," to congress and the
most a senator or member of con
gress can do about a bill at the
White bouse Is to "urge" or "rec
ommend." i
: He Wanted to Knew. ,
Mr. Asnurst insists that he was
not trying to influence the presi
dent but simply to find out whether
Mr. Wilson would sign or veto and
when he would take action. Strict
ly speaking, officials, say Mr.
Ashurst had a right to cool nia
heels at the White house office
and wait there all day if he liked
as a protest against inaction on
measures which he wanted pressed
out to go uninvited beyond the of
fices into the privacy of the exec-
utive mansion where the president
makes bis residence is invading the
domain of the executive.
The Arizona senator went to the
front door of the White house aft
er he had found no one at the ex
ecutive offices from whom he could
get information. The president's
secretary was away for lnnch and
the attaches In charge couldn't en
lighten Mr. Ashurst as to the status
of the bill. When Mr. Tumulty did
get back he began tracing the min
ing bill and gave Senator Ashurst
1 assurances that that action would
be hastened. ' " '
Host Take Regular Course.
The truth is the president al
ways wait for a report from the
secretary of the department affect
ed by any bills passed by congress
before approving or disaDnrovinar.
Tbe mining bill would affect the in
terior department Secretary John
Barton Payne happens to be out of
the city and will not be back be
fore tomorrow. Just as soon as tbe
president gets into communication
wiiu nr. rayne and finds out
whether the Utter thinks it ought
to be signed, there will be action.
This is the normal course in hand
ling legislation. . And Mr.' Wilson
is given 10 days by the constitu
tion to make up his mind what to
ao about bills passed by congress.
Cant Stampede. Wilson,
He has until Jan. 4 to decide
and knowing the .temperament of
the president there are those who
think that unless' regrets are ex
pressed by a certain senator from
Arizona it is likely to be midnight
of Jan. 4 before action is taken on
; the bill. Mr. Wilson is not the kind
who is stampeded into action on
anything.
IDLE MEN GIVEN
JOBS IN CANADA
governmental machine for prevent
ing unemployment placed 600,000
workers on Jobs without cost to
either employer or workmen during
the Srst IS months of its operation,
which began in March, 1919, accord
ing to Gideon R. Robertson, labor
minister, in a speech here.
THEY MAY SAY: "O
MB, COP, WILL TTA
TAKE US TO A HOP'
Chicago, Dec. 31. Women in
Bvanston may have a policeman a
an escort when compelled to go oat
alone at night according to an an
nouncement today by Chief of Po
lice Charles W. Leggett Within
the last few weeks manr woman
have bees attacked bv men in
Bvanston. .
Escorts may be had by calling
the police station, the chief said.
IMS GET
IH SHAPE TO
TAKE REKJS
New Administration to
Bring Big Shakeup and
v General Change.
Washington, Dec.
31.-
-Witb the
change of administration early in;
the new year will come, the Wop-
tion of a new foreign policy by the'
government a shake-ap id federal
departments, many new faces in
congress, and a start on the legis- i
lative program which Republican
leaders are formulating.
Occupying a prominent place in
public, interest will be the peace
program of the new administration,
including the formal ending of the
state of war with Germany, and the
framins of new commercial treat
ies. Tariff and revenue revision
also have front rank in the Re
publican program for the extra Ses
sion which President-elect Hard
ing is expected to call soon after
his inauguration."
Action by the . present congress
is expected to be limited to urgent
business, including appropriations
for next year, farmers' relief meas
ures, government regulation Of cold
storage, . and, '' possibly; . establish
ment of a- federal .budget .system,
together with preliminary prepara
tion of legislation for the' extra
session. ' V
'.. Plaa Extra Session Work. ;
Legislation in prospect for. the
extra session 'includes that dealing
with reorganization of the govern
ment departments, development of
the American merchant marine, re
vision of Panama canal tolls, new
army end navy policies, disposal of
enemy alien property seized during
the war, regulation of immigration
and alien land ownership,-provisions
for former service men, and
the establishment of policies for
rlnjuir relation h.tw.Rn' thK fml-
eral government and Wetness and
labor,;, ;; : . .
f ieUnr CaUBet Witt Care
Marion. Ohio, Dec 31.-Althouch
President-elect Harding is expect
ed to announce the names of his
secretary of state and secretary of
the treasury in the near future, his
close advisors here believe it will
be several weeks before a final de
cision is made on the full member
ship of the cabinet
In the task of picking an official
t .- -ji '
family, Mr. Harding is proceeding
painstakingly and he nas encoun
tered many difficulties In fitting the
right man into the right Job. Con
siderable shifting about already has
been necessary in tentative cabinet
slates and more is expected .before
the task is finished.' ' '
Having in mind the likelihood of
future changes the president-elect
is understood to be reserving one
or two of the less important port
folios for men he wishes to have
near him, but who may be in dan
ger of being 'crowded out- at', the
last moment.. . '. . :
' Hert Considered Likely. '
Mr. Harding's conferences yester
day with Harry M. Daugberty and
Will H. Hays, brought into promi
nence th name of A. T. Hert of
Kentucky, . where heretofore - has
been little ' mentioned in .cabinet
gossip.' Some of those in a posi
tion to know, believe Mr. Hert 1s
being strongly considered by the
president-elect for some cabinet
position,' although it is said that
exact portfolio still is uncertain. ,
' Tans to Leglstatlve Problems. -Today
Mr. Harding temporarily
put aside both the cabinet questions
and the plan, for an association of
nations and turned his attention to
legislative .-problems, including the
legislative program of the present
session of congress. . His callers in-
I eluded Represenative Mondell of
! Wyoming, Republican leader of the
i house; Representative Anthony of
Kansas and Ralph Cameron, senator-elect
from Arizona.
LATE BULLETINS
Springfield, FJL, Dee. SL
Appeal from the rails e the
state Mblie atLUUes eoamls.
sioei refasing the Peoples Gas,
Light Coke eesapaay, higher
gas rates la Chicago, was Wed
U the SufUMi cMitX b
rait ert ere today.
WaaUssjtosj, Dee. IL The
MI extending lor tlx aesnths
the time la which its assess.
BMBi wettt ea stlahar cMaa
eu he deae, was sszswd ssdaj
by Presideat WAsea.
' CteveJaad. OaK Deo. SL
(rnited Press.) The )aT
tins; mnhe trial at Jadf WQ
laua H. Mettaaaea, art4
with ssaraertas; Hareld 187.
was still eat this mermtag Aer
M hearts eirberaasa.
iaa.vei
wen UBtrxiated by gaa t
DRY AGENTS TO
TRY TO DAMPEN
ARDOR OF WETS
Police Warn Prohibition
Forces Must Clamp Lid
On Unaided.
Chicago, Dec Jl. Although the
staff of Prank D. Richardson, su
pervising proiiibrtion agent. Is too
limited to keep watch on all places
where celebrators will gather to
night to welcome the new year, ev
ery effort will be made, he said; to
keep the lid clamped down tight
Fifty agents, including men and
women, have been' mustered' into
service. Some will mingle with the
celebrators, and if their efforts to
secure more thab "one-half ner
cent drinks are successful, the
p ! . oe vtsuea ny one or.
hibition enforcement raiders.:
' Gbb Worse Than Flask."
Chief of Police Fitzmorrls, in re
fusing,' aid to Richardson, said:,
"I believe, a gun in a man's pock
et is more of a menace to society
then a flask. If any one wants to
celebrate the passing "of the old
year and the beginning of the new,
with a headache and a brown taste,
I can't stop him. -' Of course; I will
enforce the law. to the' best of my
ability;- but t consider it my prime
duty to prevent crime and ' arrest
criminals.' . '
That Chicago (intends to observe
the immemorial customs of, the oc
casion is Indicated by the fact that
capacity . reservations ' have been
made in all the larger hotels, res
taurants, cafes, theatres and dance
' '. Dm Buy la Kew York.
New, York, Dec. 31. One hun
dred prohibition enforcement agents
will mingle among the crowds in
hotels and restaurants tonight , and
assist celebrators. to extend a
dry welcome to the new year. . The!
agents, who . will be split up Into
small flying squads, have been in
structed to clamp the lid down.-
Hotels and restaurants report ca
pacity reservations: Dancing will
be the feature of . the .entertain
ments, - - ' - " -' v .'.'- . v'
, Boston,, Dec. '21. Dryness will
mark the New Year , festivities here
tonight Hotel and restaurant
keepers, instead of marking their.
Uaviiationa ,"a T:Ja.-Un.xtyM
your own liquor); ent word they
would work with prohibition en-,
torcement' officials to prevent any
private stocks . being brought to
tables' in toeir places, Notwith
standing, reservations for ; tables
have been taken to capacity. '
Win Spend Millions.
Washington, Dec. 31. (United
Press.) Approximately $60,000,000
will be squandered m merrymak
ing celebrations of New Year s eve
tonight if the nation runs true to
form shown in government reports
of other vears.
Probably 10,000,000 men, youths
and young women will spend the
evening at theatres, hotels, caba
rets,- dance halls and other puoiic
places whose proprietors are bank
ing on tonight's gate receipts to
pull ." them through a- financially
dull December.
The government, however,' will
coin money in consumption taxes
on the national revel in all cases
except .liquor- consumption. : Tax
receipts, ou admissions to theatres
and carabets are expected to net
the government at least $500,000
for the evening, at 10 per cent oi
the sum spent for this purpose.
Dinners and parties will account
for an expenditure of 50,000.(H0,
it was believed.
Bootleggers Bnsy.
Bootleggers have been unusually
active -luring the last few weeks,
according to reports from prohibi
tion agents and police of big cities.
Presentation- of - permits . for- the
withdrawal of -Bquor from bond
have increased in the last few days..
The permits stipulate that liquor
withdrawn from warehouses - must
be -used"- for-: only - non-beverage
nurnoses. but prohibition officials
4mit much- ot it will be nsd as
beverages.-'.'-''-
WOMAN WRITER
. IIITSTEACIIERS
Speakta Before State steet. She
Says They "Have Been Weighed
and Feand Wanting.
Springfield, DL, Dec. 31. School
teachers of America are weighed
in .the balance and found wanting;
but their schools are called on in
this age to bear that relationship
ot leadership which ia the middle
ages the church was called upon
to bear. '
This statement was voiced last
night to 2.M0 school teachers at
tending the Illinois State Teach
ers' association by Miss Ruth Mary
Weeks of Kansas City, Mo., lec
turer and writer, in her address,
-Socialising the Teachers.''
Lack of creative social philoso
phy on the part of the teachers,
was deplored by Miss Weeks. . j
OFrifBS HEW STATE LA W. .:;
Washington,. Dec. 31. A resolu-'
tton authorising North and South ;
Dakota. Minnesota, Wisconsin, I
Iowa and Mebraska to .make Joint
arrangements for the enforcement
of their laws on the stream and
bodies of water which constitute
part of the boundary Tinea between
them, was introduced by Senator
Startiag. RefahHcan. Soatk Dakota.
ta
GOVERNORS
TELL ROPES
OF t!S"J VEC1
Give Greetings, to Ameri
can P eople as Old Year
Herges Into 1921.
' Springfield, 111.. Dec. 31. Gover
nor Frank O. Lowden, ot Illinois,
sent out a New Year's day greeting
to the people of : America today
through the Associated Press, as
follows:,,' : i-
"More than' anything else, I wish
for the New Year that the Ameri
can people ' may recapture the
spirit which, during the war made
them united and irresistible; the
spirt which obliterated all class
and religious difference; tbe spirit
which revealed the supreme beauty
of the idea of service and whose
dominant note was the fatherhood
ot God and the brotherhood of man.
If .we shall succeed in recapturing
this spirit, all our other troubles
will disappear.".;. ;
. From Governor Cex.
Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 31. In a
New .. Year's message, Governor
James M. Cox; .ot Ohio, Democratic
candidate for president, declares
that partisan spirit has been run
ning too high in this country and
that it ought to subside. He also
expresses the hope that every per
son:, will give loyal support to gov
ernmental authority.
The governora message, written
for distribution through the Asso
ciated Press, follows:
."The-New Year holds much of
opportunity for service. The con
dition a of the world are more upset
than at any time la the memory of
living man, and civilisation is close
to its ml test . It wll endure if the
veopte l,iae earth ; rise above
Pit iiesceffusaMat a eaanged
and national dependencies, and de
vote themselves to-the welfare of
humanity in its broadest sense. Po
litical partisan spirit has run. too
high in our country. It ought to
subside. . ;. . .
"Personally, I hope the New
Year brings order in the world and
that in America every person will
give loyal support to governmental
authority." : ,
Harding of Iewa.
Des Moines, Iowa, Dee.' 3L Wil
liam M. Harding, retiring governor
of Iowa, today addressed the fol
lowing greeting to the people of
Iowa through the Associated Press:
"Greetings of the season and
good wishes are extended to all
the people of the state. '
"The past year has had its trials
and hardships tor each individual
in some particular way, but viewed
in the larger aspect it has been a
year ot achievement and success
for tbe state and her people.
"With especial good will to my
successor : in office and gratitude
to the people of the state for their
kindness to me, and confidence be-
(Continued on Page Four).
HO RECEIPT FOB SPECIALS."
Boston, Dec 31. Special delivery
letters hereafter will not require a
receipt, the postmaster general noti
fied the postmaster here.
Do You Always
Remember Your
Wite's Birthday?
Likewise , that - - of your
mother-in-law, your , aunt, .
and, your grandmother? The
.- day you ought to start mak-'
- ing out your income tax re
turn? The day you ought to
have your car greased?. And
the many other ways in the
dim future when there is
something important to be
done if you can only think of
it at the time?
If you have any difficulty
in remembering these future
days, get a calendar ana
mark them. Hang the calendar-where
you can see it
And tn order that it may be
a -pleasure as well as a util
ity, let it be the FREE Navy
. calendar which you can get
from our .Washington Infor
mation Bureau. ?
, Fill out the coupon, and en
close two cents la stamps tor
return postage. .
Frederic J.'Baskin, Direc
, tor. The Rock Island
Argus Information Bu
,r reau, Washington. D. C
I eae!ose herewith two
cents in .stamps for re
turn postage on a free
copy of the Calendar for
1J2L ,
Name
Street . ......
CMf' .''.-...'.....a...
State
YEAR-END EJiVlliVV
INDEX:
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FaMIe sat fet favar at "Bah TsllsV
OaHaacj u H aad CUa- CfcusiliST.
FmaaNBa year far fatal baraaa.
Steal estate favww.
FMr arihM at imrimg lala. i' -
1WW strea wwt thnaafe lafear
' tuaa. '.
nsht agaiaat white akapn ilmut
S Balattat sace.
SaiMinc nik ' ia j dtr '. ataaaw
Mr ChraaalatT pate '
7 STaral Caiaaalatr paaa. ' '
S-rObUaarjr naanL ,
CHy plaa aat aa 4aat j ilnln
IS Aiataal nni aaSar M araa.
. Twntr4nt tabs to atata ariam.
11 City achaala ar gmrth. '
Beaael bum aire SlS.aae ia year.
19 taaacas lira Back lalaaS dab Ufa.
Barb etiawa ftaMra MaBae aalke
Oaralac anr taak aawki year.
Mats Sutaam dM aawt.
Bepart at eaauaiaiiaa at aabUe ae-
14 Sparta.
IS Bpartm.
IS Stun Bafar Pad vdoaas
HALF OF TOWN
IN QUARANTINE
FOR SMALLPOX
Report of 74 Case of Dis
ease As Epidemic Hits
East Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 31. Half the city
of East Chicago, Ind is under
quarantine today following tbe
outbreak of an epidemic of small
pox yesterday afternoon. Seventy-
four cases of the disease were re
ported and about 12,000 persons
are confined in the quarantined
area. Five cases were reported at
Hammond, . Ind., another - Chicago
suburb. . ---o
Health officers today were coa-
2SW fOainf maay large indns-
tnat plants in ue district All
public gatherings were forbidden
and theatres were closed in East
Chicago. -
Congested housing conditions are
blamed by physicians for the put
break of the disease. The quaran
tined area is inhabited largely by
foreigners, who, because of their
ignorance of the disease, are diffi
cult to control, health officers said.
Maintain Strict Quarantine,
More than one hundred men,
sworn in as special deputies and
policemen are endeavoring to main
tain the quarantine.
Dr. J. A. Teegarden, health com
missioner of East Chicago, lias
summoned physicians from nearby
cities. A house to house canvass
for disease victims will be started J
today, he said.
MAN ROBS BANK ;
DIES ESCAPING
Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 31. An un
identified man entered the People's
bank at Springfield, - TeniL, this
morning and making his way unob
served to the bank vault, helped
himself to $50,000 in bonds. He
stood ott bank officials and wounded
an officer. Taking refuge In a store
room, no was. Killed oy offlcers.
SUGAR PROFITS
CAUSE ARREST
New York, Dec. 31. Joseph Reit
er, proprietor, and Lester B. Evans,
manager of the Federal Food Stores.
Inc., operating 112 groceries in
Greater New York, were arrested
on a charge of profiteering in sugar.
They are alleged to have sold
113,000 pounds ot sugar ' at 20Vs
cents a pound after purchasing
it
at cents a pound.
HIE WEATHER
Unsettled tonight aad Saturday;
probably rain. Continued mild tem
perature with the lowest slightly
above freezing. Colder Saturday
Highest yesterday, 39; lowest last
night 25.
Wind velocity at 7 a. su 8 miles
per hour. - v
Precipitation, none. .
12 m. 7pjDB. 7sjb.
y ester, y eater, today
Dry bulb temp... 36 34 32
iU OHIO (CIDP...M M 04
Rel. humiditr s-.v73 - - 71 - -100
River stage, 3.1; a fail of Jt in
last 24 hoars. , .'
3. M. SHERIER. Meteorologist.
Weekly Weather
Washington, ' Dee. SLWeather
pradlcUoas fev tte week niiing
htoaday. arei ,';.-. J ' f
Region ot appbt Mississinel. and
, lower Missouri vaOeyac i Generally
itau aad nMderatoiy eoUL
UHuZD PLOT mm
HIM FIIES AS
sups Far.M33
FEAR CARUSO'S ,
'GOLDEN VOICE'
MAY FAIL HIM
Serious Illness May For
ever Still World's
; Greatest Tenor.
New York. Dec. 31. (By United
Press.) Fear was expressed here
today that the "golden voice" of
Enrico Caruso may never again be
heard on the operatic stage.
uespite unofficial reports : from
his bedside that he was "better."
following a second operation in
connection with his serious illness
with , pleurisy, the feeling grew
among his friends - and admirers
that the series of mishaps culmin
ating In his present condition mark
the beginning' of a decline in the
musical career of the most bril
liant tenor the world has ever
known. ;
It is practically certain now that
Carp so cannot appear again at this
season ot the Metropolitan grand
opera.
No one but members of the fam
ily, the six attending physicians
and the nursing staff has been per
mitted to see Caruso since his ill
ness became admittedly serious
this week. But his apartments in
the Hotel Vanderbilt have been
deluged with messages of condo
lence from all parts of the world
and with great bouquets of flowers,
including some which represent the
greatest self-denial by little groups
ot his worshipers in the poorer
quarters of the Italian quarters
here. , ..'.si':1 -':,
Carase Oatiadstie.
. Caruso himself, ever sa optim
ist, has not at anr time conceded
the possibility of .his nerftHMan&Jt
Brement from the stage, according
to reports from tbe sick room, and
has constantly evinced the greatest
cheerfulness despite . the -severe
pain- he has sometimes suffered.'
Any "inadvertent admission by
those close to the great tenor that
his condition may be graver than
generally supposed is quickly fol
lowed by an official denial from his
physicians. Those - who entertain
doubt ot complete recovery of his
vocal powers, however, point out
that the doctors are always the last
to admit publicly the gravity of a
distinguished patient's condition.
RAIIDitSSLAY
FACTORY HEADS
Cleveland. Ohio, Dec. 3L (Unit
ed Press.) W. . C. Sly, president,
and George Fanner, vice president
of the W. W. Sly Manufacturing
company, were shot and killed by
five automobile bandits on the
streets here at noon today. The
bandits escaped with the company
payroll of $4,500. ;
ROBBERS RAID
WHISKY TRUCK
Chicago, Dec. 31. (By United
Press.) Three limousine bandits
hot and killed Joseph Sweitser,
chauffeur, and wounded his helper,
Edward Ridell, here today when
they resisted an attempt to seise
a truckload ot whisky consigned to
a druggist
DEATH CLAMS
COL. DARTLETT
Quincy, UL, Dec 31. Colonel
Sylvester P. Bartlett, aged 73, died than a ytar in the United States
of . heart disesse on a street car selling Sinn Feia bonds aad maktna s -at
7 o'clock here this morning, speeches to behalf ot the SinnFeta
while on the way to his office. He; cause, has been missing for aev- '
has been connected with the Unit-1 eral weeks. Heretofora mw at.j
ed States Fisheries commission
since 1877 and up to a few years
ago was secretary' of the Illinois
Fish commission. He was a vet
eran of the civil war and a eon of
S. H. Bartlett, one of tbe early pub
Ushers of the Quincy Wajg.
hotjss sncua to
W02S AS CTIAT3
eamawa aVSt aa aaaB , aMaaaVlaawawsMtt 1
JSJBUXX4 P vlaim,
Washington, Dec It. Witt the! crew ear' . p
senate beginning tta New Yeart-i Preeai... Jr'le- Tslera has"' ra
reeess today, the house stuck to the! turned to Iretaad to participate Ja ;
task of disposing of the sundry 1 peace aegotiaUoaa Oe BrifJci
dvU appropriation hm. ith lead- ! government v Flatly Prime -ers
determined to wind up geaerai ' teter ' Uoyd ' ; George was - ast- i-
debate oa the measure before adV
Jovnaaest yoray.i Saturday Tha)
weald deer th way 'for oaaaidfrs
tJoa of the bUl-aert was, ttaai by
itsak of which. thTe are more than
one tevsud-cslliac lor a:fyei
0B
Arrest 17 Beds in E2x
Conapiracy Ained at
Poet-Soldier's Foci .. .
Besse, Dee. SL The fets-v
ery et a piet la MOaa fa wBe .
the Fascist! (Extresse Hatteaal. v
tat party) aad anarrhlsts are
alleged te have been arejarfaa -
Joint attack ea the IXZa
amy eperatias; against riaate,
Is reported la the aewsaaaen v
. here today.. Seventeen pt rasas ,
have been arrested la eeenee-. ,
Uea with the ptot, the aewss.
pers say. - . ,
Rome, Dec. SL (United Press.).
A new government supplanting
that ot Oabrlele d'Annnnxlo
organised in Flume today.
A council eomprisinK
Orossich, Gigante and Venturi was
put in charge. - '
Legionnaires who comprised
d'Annnnsio'a military force are to
be withdrawn shortly. It was an-"
nounced semi-officially that - 'the '
poet will leave the city at the same ,
time.
OM CeaaeQ la "ewer. " 1
Trieste, Dec. 31. Establishment)
ot the old national council of
Flume as a provisional government
over the city was announced therey
today. - - ', - .
, All terms laid dowa to the Fin
man delegates at Abbassia by Gea-i
eral Cavlgla have beta accepted. -These
terms included the release .
of legionnaires from their oaths of;
allegiance to the - "Regency of
Quarnero," abandonment of the is
lands of Arbe and Veglla, ia the
Gulf ot Quarnero, restoration of alt
prisoners taken by the legionnaires t
aad the surrender of all arms and
munitions appropriated from - the
Italian army, and that all legion'
naires not . natives ot Flume should
should' -
i of the
bbauiaX)
leave' within five days.'
Gabrllino d'Annunsio,
poet-soldier, arrived at AM
but was refused permission to pro-;
ceeo to fiume. . . -- j , ,
Peaee 5 ear at Last ,
Rome, Dec. 3L (United Press. ) i
Peace in Flume today awaited ;
only the signatures of Flume aa- i
thorities and representatives ot the t
government
The agreement was to be signed
at Abbaztia. - -
Gabriele d'Annuntto's next act :
was awaited with interest but with
out trepidation on the part of gov
ernment officials. .
The poet has expressed Intense '
interest in the Irish situation and
it was believed he might bob up
next as an "angel" for the Sinn
Fein. He also has been offered
asylum in South America and may
go there. In any event, it was be
lieved he would take to his air
plane for the departure, possibly
going to Paris first. Legionnaires
were expected to be freed today '
from their oaths to support d'An
nunsio. There wss little fraterni- '
sation between regulars sad the
legionnaires today, but on both y
sides there wss eagerness for the
declaration of peace.
Preparations were made today
for immediate carrying out of the '
Rapallo treaty under which Flume ;
will be a free city with control '
over some contiguous territory.
DEVAllASAFE
111 ERIN, REPOaT
New York, Dec 31. EamoAa da--Valei-a,
"president of tbe Irlsk-re-' -
public." has arrived safely la lrW
Lud, Harry Bolaad, -his seeretarr - -announced
here today.; - A l1"
De VaJera effected his landing pa
Irish soil this, morning, ssid' Ex, -"'
Boland. He gave no other par- '
tlculars. --...
New fork." Dec "'SL mmttmdt . -
Press). De Valera. who anent aaaa-'
Fein officials in this country have"
asserted repeatedly that he was
somewhere in the United fiJt
taking a rest. Bolaad said t T '
it was necessary to keep rettsra. - I
this- statement so that de Vatoi "
would have a chance to land ta lre- : '
Und without being apprehended "
by tbe British authorities.
Bolaad refused to say .when and '
waer ee vaiera landed. It is
seated ha west as a member of the
whether be wotU permit de Vakua .
to.-tetara.ta Irssd far this
pees, bet he gave ao epectSe r
Later the IrMt oCce let ttt '
that de Valera wouU tv
v h
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