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Hxlay ther are only three mam irencies wliith are cheaper than V ot Germany Polish, Austrian I Russian. !; Irery drop In , the valut of th Aun mark upseU eTerythinf In nany. Every previous adjust at has to be readiusted. . & farces the issue of more paper i causes people to stuff their flts with thousand ' and - ten fnund mark notes. . - Jt Increases the government's ex-t nitures because its employes' uwly increased wages, and un gloved workmen ' ami disabled iters get increased pensions. ' ilt forces up the cost of every bf people cat aniwear in pa ir mirks. . '1 V-l 1 . , , J 1 a umigs uuuui universal uem.nu more waees in Daoer marks. It makes it ever more difficult the country to buy abroad the t Muffs and raw materials Ger- fsj must have if people are to be wi4ti clothed and it industry is 8lens ot Apparent. iTou would thing that a Germany vmch the mark had toboeeaned po 250 to the dollar last May, to 8900 at one time in Novem fiWould be in serious danger of failing a second Russia. a Germany is not a second sad not likely to be. nn people are too intelligent ItWO well cdiiRfttmi. ' N the surface things seem to be JI will In Germany, There is or no unemployment Beg gars absent; The shops seem iw well stocked. The -people decently clothed. The thor- es are cleaner than in the American city. The trains Mule. ,.- . Berlin, hotels and restaurants S BBUIKhI Tn miat thaotraa a 7y before the performance J there is the sign "uusver-r-"sold out." .. , , at&inph tf thin i.lllii. nana.. uue to foreigners. (Continued on Page fire.) ?LAD, HE DRIVES, 4 MILES IN COLD TO WIN A $100 BET i . ' itO, Dec. 18 With thn tern- if around zero and a hlzh ( WowinR, Isadora Schrier. ra a bathing suit last night fjM miles in an open automo won a bet of $100. Pedes ". shivering from the, biting J timed to gaze in astonlsh- - oenner passed them. -3,000 LOSS IN JATST.PAUL : l., Dee. 18. Lewis Morrln, S watchmen, was seriously and damage estimated at & $50,000 was caused by a w ore which- destroyed tory structure occupied by "Hf Elevator Manufactur ?J here iut nlfht BB0K5EB. Beaten in war, pledged to and loes within. - i ... demanding Germany live up letter o the bond signed at There is always the threat seriouslv criDDle industry. RE SETTLED No Loans Sanctioned TJn ; til Definite Decisions Are Beached. BY DAVID LAWREJlCE. (Copyright 1822, by The Argus.) Washington, D. C Dec. 18. The United .States government' ' ha&n't taken half- the number of steps in its policy of aiding Eunope which the sensational reports of the last few days from various capitals ot Une world would seem to indicate. And the "irreconciliable" element in congress .is unnecessarily be stirred. Not a thing has happened or is likely to happen to trespass on their ideas of avoiding political understandings or agreements with European, .powers. ? The simple truth . Is that the Eu ropean press, possibly stimulated by ' irresponsible y reports ; from America,, is many leaps ahead of the game. The idea of a loan to Germany is the principal source of misunderstanding. - The United States government contemplates no loan. Congress need have no con cern about such a proposal. And J. P. Morgan's visit . to Washing ton doesn t mean that he asked the United States government to. guar antee a loan to be made by private bankers. BeparaUea Settlement lint. The situation is exactly where the , International bankers' commit tee left it mny months ago. No loan is possible unit reparation is fixed at a definite sum and agree ment made by Germany to pay the sum fixed. Who would buy a loan (Continued on Page Sixteen.) THE WEATHER Fair tonight and Tuesday; not quite so cold. : Lowest temperature tonicht about 10 above sera. - Highest temperature yesterday, 12: lowest last night 4 below aero. . Wind Telocity, at 7 a, m, 1 mile per hour ,.. Precipitation, none. 12m. 7p.m. 7a.m. - raster. Tester. Today Rrr bulb-temp. ..10 2 -3 Wet balb tenia.. 7 ' 0 ReL humidity ...42 65 . 81 River suae at 7 a. nu. .8; a rise of .4 since Saturday. Sunset today. 4:88; sunrise to morrow. 1M. ANDREW 8AMRICK. Meteorologist HEPARATIOj 1RT lUUUkU I BRITISH 'DOUBT V. 5. WILL MAKE . A GERMAN LOAN f I-ondon, Dec. 18. Those newspa pers to which the British public looks for" 'solid conservative guid ance completely reject the . idea that an American loan to Germany to possible. . 6 These Journals base their skep cism on long reports from their correspondents in the United States, who appear to have probed Important sources of information over the week-end. ' 7 The possibility of American in tervention in Europe's troubles still engrosses attention here. Two or three of the morning newspapers reiterate with more or less striking embellishment last week s stories concerning - an im pending loan. . The consensus', however,, is "that there is something in the wind," and that "there is a distinct possi bility that America, in some way that has not been divulged,- will take a hand in helping to solve the difficulties which hitherto have baf fled European statesmen. In all the comment there is a clear eagerness to see intervention and there are - many indications that this desire is .based on a con fident belief fn the -high American ideals. LAKE SUPERIOR i WRECK-CAUSES LOSS InJCW-CftKO. Jtec,a8.-rattHg- foot! by foot through towering seaa-and freeilnr spray, the men who' an down to , the sea In ships are "fight ing an epocnal battle across the icy wastes of Lake Superior to keep navigation open far ".beyond its usual time and bring down the lakes the last cargo of the year: Already the light has found its toll of lives. Nearly a dozen died a few days ago when a Canadian steamer was dashed to; pieces with in a stone's throw of safety at the mouth of the Portage - Lake Ship canal. - " v Last night 27 more were - added to the probable death - roll " when survivors . of the , tug Reliance, wrecked last Wednesday on Lisard Island reached Saulte Sle. Marie after almost incredible hardships. Navigation on the upper lakes usually closes Dec. 1. This year it was decided to keep the waterways open until Dec. 15, because the coal and rail strikes had shut down the coal shipments to the northwest and delayed the movement of grain east Sine Skips StroCTllBg. ' ' As a result nine big freighters, loaded - with , grain 828,000,000 worth of ships and cargo are fight ing their way down Lake Superior toward that graveyard of gallant vessels. White Pish Bay, trying to win through to Buffalo for winter storage.-.- ;:-. In Hud .Lake, part ot the St. Mary's river, another big fleet is icebound, waiting for the" arrival of the nine which left, Fort Wil liam. Ontario, three days ago, be fore trying, with the assistance of ( Continued on Page Sixteen.) RULESP0LAI1D Warsaw, Dec. 18 Martial law be came effective in Warsaw today by proclamation of the cabinet Captain Niewadomski, the crazed artist who assassinated President Narutpwicz last Saturday, has been holdaor trial by court martial. ' At his preliminary examination, he declared he had acted on his own Initiative in snooting the president and that he had no accomplices Many other persons are also in custody pending a complete Investi gation of the assassination. Among those detained are Colonel Model ski, once adjutant to-General Hal- T '' - ' CONSULS MIS? LEAVE SIBERIA Vladivostok, Dec. 18. The Soviet government of. Vladivostok, which recently took over the administra tion of the city and surrounding territory, known as jho Prlmorm, today ordered the consols . of Fraac. and ten other eonntrlea, to close their consulates and leave the Primoria within a week. . 2TLIVES sue OT GUARD WITH TRUCKLOAD OF GOLD COIN; LOSS IS A MILLION Denver, Colo., Dec 18. Three bandits- today shot and killed n...ia. Ti.i . i . . , , bank guard, - and escaped with about one million dollars in gold I while robbing the United "states mint"' ' 'Tile funds were being transfer-; red from" the mint to the local Fed eral Reserve bank in a truck which was being loaded when the robbery took place. 7 i : Havennr fell at the first fusillade. The government employes returned fire, but the robbers sprang to the motor, truck; grabbed the money and escaped. While the robbery was going on, according to wit nesses, a second automobile tour ing car, loaded with masked men, armed with shotguns and irifies, stood 20 fe'et from the bandits' car, apparently ready to give aid should the bandits need assistance. . ' Sheriffs in nearby counties were quickly notified by the local po lice in an effort to apprehend the robbers. : ' " The robbers seized the money and sprang into a large automobile. As their car aped away armed govern ment guards intide the mint build ing Jred from the windows ot the mint at the robbers. The' entire Denver polVea force t was quickly called, into action In ant effort to apprehend the robbers. The rdnberv ; occurred at 10:40 this Jjornlrig, a few minutes after the government employes bad be gun to load the gold into the fed eral reserve.truck. - While the loading was in prog ress, a'n automobile drew up in front of the mint building.' .Three masked robbers sprang from it. Before the" government employes knew what had happened, the ban- KELLER'S ACTION PROVES ENIGMA TO COMMITEE Washington, Dec. 18. A decision as to what action it will take in view Of the refusal ot Representa tive Keller, Republican,' Minnesota, to appear under subpoena to testify as to his impeachment charges against AttornysCeneral Daugh erty, was the purpose of another meeting today at the house Judi ciary committee. ' i : There has been no indication meantime of any change in Mr. Kel- j ler s attitude toward the commit tee summons since he served no tice through his counsel Saturday that he stood' on his rights as a member of the house in refusing to respond to it holding that the committee had exceeded ita consti tutional powern In issuing it What action the committee would . take in the matter appeared to hinge on its conclusion as to whether.it had power to certify the case to the house with a view to contempt pro ceedings, as some of the members wanted to do at the- last meeting, Saturday, although others were doubtful of - the committee s pow ers. After disposing of the situation resulting from Mr. Keller's with drawal from the proceedings, the committee plans to resume hear ings on the -impeachment charges tomorrow ' with Representatives Woodruff of Michigan, and John son of South Dakota, appealing as the witnesses. ' BRLTNDAGE BETTER. v PHXEICIANS STATEt;-r-- Chicago, Dec. 18. Attorney-Gen eral E. J. Brunoage, who la 111 of appendicitis In the Illinois Masonic hospitaL la improving and an op eration win not be necessary, it was said at the hospital today. The attorney-general; who entered the hospital Friday after leaving the Herrin mine riot trial at Marion. 111., will, however, remain at the .hospital under treatment for eral days, it was stated. HFJTKT 8CTHI1LAHD VIES. Salt Lake City, Utah. Dec. 18. Henry Bother land, brother of -Associate Justice George H. Suther land -of the United State supreme oowt, died. , .v' -,. ! AND ESCAPE idlta opened, fire from high-powered rifle"- ! Leaping r from an automobile which-had; drawn up along side of a federal reserve delivery wagon at the main entrance of the Denver mint and shooting toward four fed- erai reserve guards, who were emerging from the building carry ing money, two bandits shot Charles Linton, dashed into the bank, seis ed the entire consignment of mon ey, sprang info their automobile and escaped. The third member of the bandit group remained at the wheel of the automobile. One of the ban dits is believed to have been shot while making an escape. So quickly did the bandits work that persons in the immediate vicin ity were unaware of what had hap pened until guards from within the mint rushed to the windows and out of the main entrance, firing at the escaping highwaymen: Linton, who was assisting in guarding the cur rency, fell at the first shot from the bandit's' guns. The bandits, describ ed by guards at the mint who saw tnern,- were apparently about 18 years of age. . Every poTiceman in Denver has been armed with riot guns and an Intensive search of the hospitals of Denver and suburbs now is under way to locate the bandit who is be lieved to have been shot ; ': The money was the property of the federal reserve bank, and was being transferred from the mint to the main bank office here for dis tribution to Denver, Colo., and Wy oming banks, according to R. J. Grant,' director of the mint The holdup occurred- in West Col fax avenue, directly in front of the main entrance of the mint The mint building is bounded on the east by Cherokee street and on the west by Delaware. It fronts on West Colfax avenue. : , MES. STEVENS WILL BE BURLED TODAY IN SHERIDAN, ILL St Augustine, Fla., Dec. 18. The body of Mrs. Mabel Quam Stevens, member of the International Evan gelist association, and of the Inter national Chautauqua and Lyceum association, evangelist and lectur er, who died Saturday night at herj nome in uus city, today was sent to Sheridan, 11., her birthplace, for burial.' For four seasons Mrs. Ste vens was one of the lecturers si the Winona assembly, Winona lake, Ind. She was also noted as a tem perance worker. . Wallace Reid, Dope Fiend, To be Barred From Movies; 116-Stars Face Discharge t Los Angeles, Calif., Dec. IS. Sev eral months ago a group of men, all occupying responsible positions in the motion picture world, under promise of cooperation by the men ' In control of motion picture pro duction in Holly wood, made an ef fort to clean house from the inside. They conducted a painstaking in vestigation ot the private lives and habits of Uie members of the film colony in Holywood whose names are prominently linked with the in dustry. -' As a result of this inves tigation, they prepared a list of "un safe" persons, chiefly actors or di rectors, then in motion pictures. The list contained 11 names, with sons should be denied farther plovment at the studio. The name at the head of the list was that of Wallace Reid. The rea son given for placing him on the list was that he was a drag addict, and waa known to ase seven kinds of narcotica. - - The members of the committee, ost popular acton of the screen. Wi"fr Ahn 7,htn t5e? cam iff 1; a fallen: WoL Newspapers back their list and departed. Fail- throughout the world are playing ing to gain the cooperation of such up the news that his physical col a powerful figure In motion pie- lapse,, which baa brought him al ture production aa the man they jmost within the shadow of death, is had gone t6 first with their list due to the use of narcotics. The made their efforts hopeless. .The ft that "Wallie" Reid was ad tt waa7 filed awayfOr safe keep-1 dieted to drags, hasn't, been news f;' . """ - r, ' , ? to Holywood for more thaaV two jrodaystho country is talking He wan a good fellow. about another scandal in Holly- i . ' wood. -WalUe" Raid, one oC tko (Contlnned m Pag Sixteen.) $32,300,000 IS APPROPRIATED FOR HIGHWAYS Congress Authorizes Construction o i Many Roads. Washington, Dec. 18. An appro priation of $32,300,000 for construc tion of forest roads and trails and rural post roads as authorized un der the federal highway act is rec ommended in the agricultural bill for the next fiscal year as reported today to the hoi e. - . xu3 UI1I GV- luiai IS 300. 4 01.004. VT i uuuui fi,vuv.uuu more man last year, and 8250,000 less than . the budget estimate. -The increase is due to the more liberal road fund provision which last year was 810.000,000. - The budget bureau left out the annual item of $360,000, for free seed distribution by senators and representatives, and - it was not placed in the lull by the appropria tions committee. Some of the items in the measure ara : ' For frost warning service, $12,000; eradicating hog cholera, $181,500; preventing spread ot moths, $531,000; preventing spread of European corn borer, $200,000; studying food habits of birds and animals, $502,240: market inspec tion of perishable foods, $275,000; ana extermination of potato wart, $5,000. - . The committee also recommended expenditure of $450,000 for acquisi tion of additional lands at head waters ot navigable streams. SLAim'US PURSE IS POUND Chicago, Dee. : -IS. Possessing parts of the wardrobe and purse of Mrs. Kate Trostell, missing tele graph office manager, claimed to have been found on tile banks of the drainage canal, police - today were prepared io oppose the release ;of Arthur Foster,, held in connec tion with the woman's ' alleged death.- .'7 - " : A -petition for a -writ 'of habeas corpus releasing Foster from cus tody of officials was net for hearing today, having been continued from last week -when the court took Fos ter from the police and ordered him held in the county jail. Fifty employes in the employ of the city today were assigned to drag the canal for a distance of about a mile, where police said Foster, at one time admitted to them the wom an's body would be found.,, Foster later repudiated this alleged state ment ' : ' r '.. . " - - . While the laborers "explored the canal.' within the confines - of the city, squats of police were order ed to patrol the bapks of the canal between here and Lockport 111., on the theory that the current of the stream had carried the body from the city. v "WAIXT REID. ' K:A w if CITY ATTORNEY CHARGED WITH EXACTING TRIDUTE FROM VIOLATORS OF LAVJ VICE PROBE Disbarment proceeding be gan In Illinois supreme court against City Attorney John K. , Scott and Attorney Herbert IK Blakemofe. s . Whereabouts of Police Mag. Islrate D. J. Cleland, wanted by state mvestlgators, and report ed in a sanitarium, still kept -secret from public. Arrest of Leonard Walker, ne gro, indicted as one of alleged ' slayers of Bill Gabel, believed ' near. , , Thomas Cox, former chief of police, held In Moline eky jail on a murder charge, insisting that he be released on ball. State may arrange for confer cure to consider matter Thurs day. SURVIVORS OF RIOTS TO TAKE STAND State Guards Witnesses From Danger During 1 Trials Procedure. Marion. 111.. Dec. 18. With the opening of the second week of thejky the federal grand Jury " Poo- trial of five defendants charged with murder in connection with the Herrin riots, the state today pre pared to present evidence regard ing the slaying ot C. K. McDowell, foreman- of the strip mine, around which the riots centered, George Nelson, a farmer residing in the vicinity of the strip mine, will be the first witness called to describe the killing. Scores of witnesses were questioned Satur day by the miners' attorneys, who have asserted they will seek to im peach the testimony offered for the state. ..r Survivors to Testify. During the week, survivors ot the riots will be called to testify. They have been guarded by federal au thorities since their arrival here. There have been many reports of!r the plow Citv Oil and Gas ca intimidation ot witnesses," C. W. Middlekauff, assistant prosecuting attorney announced. "One man stated he had been warned. An- other reported that he has a broth - er who! looks much like him. and a ifew months ago when this brother went to the barn a snot was heard and a bullet pased close to his head. " . "Witnesses have expressed fear that they would be injured in per son or in business if they testified, but this fear seems to have orig inated in their own mental condi tion more than In any threats or intimations that were - made to them." Vietla. Tells Experience. Shot down and left to die on a lonely roadside, Dan O'Rourke re turned today to tell his story at the (Continued on Page Four.) MAIL FOR PILOT STALL MISSING Salt Lake. City, Utah, Dec. 18. Unsettled weather prevailed today as air mail planes again took up the search for Pilot Henry G. Boon stra, air mall service,, who has not been heard from since he left Salt Lake City last Friday morning for Rock Springs, Wyo., with a con signment of air mail Air mail service between Chey enne, Wyo., and Salt Lake City has oeen oraerea suspended that every available plane 16 in number may be pressed into' service in the hunt . Superintendent Claron Nelson, in charge of thei western division of the aerial service, declared that Boonstra was blown from his coarse when he attempted to crosa tne Wasatch mountain in the face of a bllssard. - seven planes from Salt Lake and Rock Springs searched for Boonstra all day yesterday, but no ' once ox aim waa found. Accused of Playing Double Bole of Prosecutor and Defender in Trial (Special to The Argus ) Springfield, 111., Dec. 18. Disbarment proceedings against City Attorney John K. Scott and Attorney Her bert D. Blakemore, both of Rock Island, were filed in the supreme court this morn ing by the attorney general. The supreme court allowed the motion of the attorney general for leave to file informations in dis barment against the two lawyers and ruled on them to answer by the first day of the February term of court i There are two counts in the in formation against City Attorney Scott The first charges that When Mrs. Nettie Jennings, operating, a boarding house known as the Met ropolitan hotel in Rock Island, and two of her girl roomers were ar rested on July 21, 1921, on charges of disorderly conduct Attorney Scott visited Mrs. Jennings In the city prison at midnight and ' re ceived $200 from her to act as her . attorney, whereupon they were re- ' leased from custody. Three Are Fined. It is further alleged that when the case came up for hearing on July 25 :a fine of 25 and costs was entered against Mrs. Jennings and 810 and costs each against the two girls. It is alleged that Scott was the only attorney appearing on either side at the hearing. The sec ond count is that Scott either se cretly or openly acted as attorney for Herman Banker, operating a soft drink bar at 2330 Third ave- ! nue. Rock Island, who was indicted IJa till Tiuiav.ua, IUD vuul..wa. law and that Banker pleadfcl guilty and paid a fine ot $1,000 and costs, and that the fine was, by agreement between the officials prosecuting Banker and Scott, act ing either secretly or openly, as Banker's attorney. It is further charged that Scott on Jan. 1, lf3L receiyed f 1.209 from Banker, as his attorney.. Threats by Blakemore. It is charged by Attorney General Brundage - againA Herbert D. Blakemore, that he wrote a letter to Joseph Shaw, an attorney - of Geneseo, threatening to have ar article published in the Rock I; ' land News, John Looney's pop containing an alleged expose of J Texas Oil and Refining corporate which had purchased the buslm pany ani attacking the moi I character of George R Smith V j Geneseo, the secretary ot the con j nSny .unless Smith paid him mone; , which Blakemore claimed was duu him from the Plow City Oil ami Gag company for legal and other services. It is further alleged by the attorney general' that Shaw saw Smith about the matter and that Smtth refused to pay any money to Blakemore and that later the article appeared in the Rock Island News under the caption, "The Oil Company Swindle," in which the Texas Eureka Oil and Refining coro ration and Secretary Smith were attacked. ' , LUTHER H. FRAME DEAD; VICTIM OF WHITE PLAGUE Chicago. Dec 18. Luther K. Grame, former Associated Press correspondent at Springfeld, III, and a member of the London bu reau, died last night at Ottawa, 111., of tuberculosis. . JUDGE FITZGERALD DEAD. New York, Dec 18. James FtU gerald, 1, former Justice of the state supreme court who presided at the first trial of Harry K. Thaw, for the murder of Sanford White, In l&O, died here late last night MADELINE GilOII GETS DIVORCE Portland, Maine, Dec 18. Mrs. Madelinle Masters Gron of this city, formerly of Chicago and New York, was' granted a divorce from Niels Gron. Danish diplomat and Now York clubman, by Judge Lawraa M. Sanborn of the superior court to day. Mrs. Gron also was gives the custody or their P-yeax-oid Niela Jr. 7 : : , ' 4