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iaior Confessions Impli
cate 45 for Kidnaping
and Murder. .
Baton Kouge, La, Dee. 20.
(Br the Associated . Press) .
gteeial Deputy-Sheriff Calhoun
f Xorehouse, wiil leave here
Uli afternoon for Baltimore,
vita requisition papers, for the
Rtan of . Dr. B. M. McKoln,
eksrged with murder In eon-;
section with the Morehouse kid
Slags. All precautions are
ig taken In preparing the
liners to prevent McKoln from
jkuag freed on a technicality
'when the hearing on the rcqui
rition Is . held in - Baltimore,
fobably Tuesday, January 2,
was stated.
Baltimore, Md., Dec. 29. Dr.
Koln stated in an interview
the city jail today that he
wild rather die 49 times than be
,en back to Mer Bouge." He pre-
; Icted that there "would be more
; toodshed than ever" if he "ever put
': toot on Mer Rouge soil again."
I Dr. McKoin declared his cpnvic
W that his life would not be safe
s' isrded there despite the presence
it poops. The jail at Mer Rouge,
tt (aid, was a one-story dilapidated
i jrlck building situated outside -the
sen. The lawless element there,
v saiu, wouia uui-,siop ai auy
J&ng. He had had personal, deat
hs with tbem and knew that there !
fould be many who ' would lay
town their lives just to kill me," .
Governor Parker, Attorney-Gen-
1 Coco and all the officials there,
added, "cannot if they tell the
th guarantee my life will be
ipsred in that town.''
Arrests Coming.
Monroe, La., Dec. 29. Sheriffs
'ed Carpenter t Morehouse par-
today declared there will be ar-
its in the Morehouse , kidnaping
Instigations upon the return of
flke federal investigators who were
New Orleans Yesterday attend-
.a conference with Btate officials.
I "I have no official word of any
rdai action of any kind," said the
i aWriff, "but I know that there are
'- h be arrests on the return to More-
i mine of federal investigators. I
aw no warrants ,as yet, but these
to be placed In my hands with
i the next few days, as I under
stand that the chain of evidence
i been completed. I have no re
Ms information relative to the
sited confession of two persons
olvlne 45 citizens." .
Sheriff Camenter said that white
citizens might be involved in the
At he did not believe that this
ttber were actual participants, in
ke kidnaping of the Mer Rouge
iliiens and the deaths of Watt
ufcalels and Thomas Richards.
Jiff of Salesman Wounded by Her
Second Cousin; Police Trying
to Solve Mystery.
Chicago, Dec 9. A. mysterious
tooting in which Mrs. Frieda Mnr.
HU was severely wounded her
fecond cousin, Joseph Lang, who
lien shot himself fatally,- confront
the police today. Lang died in a
ospital. '
Mrs. Morrill is the wife of Her
rt Morrill, salesman for the Kan-
City Medical Supply house. He
aid he was unable to explain : the
'1 tooting. Lang, ho said, had
' sown Mm. Mrtrrllt in Hillshnrn V
Jm before her marriage.
1 1 Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 29. K tre
'. hendous explosion terrified Dublin,
Jfecking part of Dawsop street,
I It passers-by escape serious harm.
U9.007 MADE '
Chicago, Dec 29. A gain of
19,007 members during 1922,
taging the total membership to
1i93.540 for 1923, not including
s,6S5 non-resident . members.
- announced today by the
ethodist church in Its official
Ucatlou, the Methodist .Year
wk ror 1928. '
Centenary subscription! paid
'the last three years totaled
Heavy Toll
In Gotham
New York, Dec. 29. Thousand
of volunteer snow handlers were
called to the shovels today to help
dig New York city out of its first
big storm of the season a blissard
of .snow and. sleet which, starting
yesterday, became overnight an icy
gale which threatened to paralyze
all transportation. a
The storm took its toll of hun
dreds of injured. Ambulances were
kept busy bringing In pedestrians
with broken arms,- fractured lees
or cracked skulls. . ."-.
Two persona were reported kill
ed in falls. The wind reached high
velocity.. - Kumerous small craft
were washed ashore. Along the
water front the toll of damaged
buildings was reported heavy!
Street and. elevator car lines were
partly incapacitated. The sleet en
crusted the tracks so thickly that
part of an elevated train left the
rails. Its slow speed is believed to
have saved its several hundred pav
sengers from serious accident.
Railroads were asked to concen
trate on maintaining unimpaired
freight service so the city,, with
barely 48 hours' reserve supply of
coal on hand, might not be con
fronted by an actual famine.
Amicable. Arrangement . Permits
Policing Bnt Precludes Violence
' Iwajlt Court Procedure.
New York, Dec. 29. An amicable
arrangement, which precludes vio
lence but permits picketing, wa,s In
effect today at the Irish consulate
here, which has been besetged by
Irish republicans since Wednesday
night. . '
Robert Briscoe occupied one
room of the office for (he republi
cans, and Lindsay Crawford, Free
State consul, sat In another room
representing the Free Stat
Tf tar a a fni1lntoi1 K la n nirnm Al-t
',d prevall untu tte matter can
be settled in the courts. $
Prohibition Officer Subject of At
tack While Biding With Depu
ties In Automobile.
Stevens Point, Wis., Dec. ' 29.
The second attack of violence In
this section and closely following
the sending of a bomb package to
a prominent county official In
Marshfield, occurred yesterday when
unknown assailants ambushed an
automobile in which deputy- sher
iffs and a "dry" agent were return
ing from a series of rum raids. The
attackers hid alongside the road
and fired several shots Into the
machine as it passed.
Houston, Fible & Co. to be Opera
ted Under Receiver Pending
' Court Hearing.
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 29. The
present1' receivership A Houston,
Fible & Co., brokers, will be con
tinued until such time as the cred
itors and temporary receiver come
into court for another hearing, ac
cording to a decision today by
Judge Arba S. Van Valkenbuxgh at
a hearing In the federal court in
temporary receivership. .
Unsettled weather tonight and
Saturday, with probably rain.
Warmer tonight - -
Highest temperature yesterday,
34; lowest last night, 34. - s. -. -i
Wind velocity at T a, m, 7 miles
per hour. . i .
Precipitation, none. - '" f
lira. 7p.m. 7a.m.
' Tester, yester. Today
Dry bulb 29 39 . 2
Wet bulb ...... 2 , 27 26
Rel. humidity ..72 '.77 t6
River aUge at 7 a. m. 3.4; ao
change in last 34- hours.
Sunset today. 4:40:. sunrise to
morrow, 7! 31.
Offer Reward
-j . . ... .
U. S. Must Be on Commis
sion Before German
Debt Is Paid.
(Copyright, 1922, by The Argus.)
' Washington,. D. C, Dec. 29.
Settlement of the enUre reparations
problem in Europe, even though
the powers themselves agree on a
solution, may be technically block
ed unless the 'United States senate
grants the request made first by
former President Wilson and now
by President Harding that consent
be given to American membership
oh the reparations commission
created by the Versailles treaty.
When, the United States senate
ratified, the separate treaty of
peace with Germany a reservation
was adapted .requiring the consent
of both houses -of congress before
and American could be 'authorized
to sit on the reparations commis
sion and act under those clauses of
the Versailles treaty which were
accepted as a part of America's
pact with Germany.
Careful examination" of these sec
tions of the treaty shows that un
animous decision Is required from
the allied and associated powers
before any change can be made in
the manner of payment by , Ger
many. While it is true that a con
ference of premiararor .aBmuf ti
dal bankers' commission may make
recommendations which all the al
lied and associated governments
might approve, thee steps cannot
be legally put into operation except
by unanimous consent of the inter
is one of them. Absentation from
is one of them. Absentlon from
voting is regarded as a negative
Vote. Here is the text of that por
tion of America's separate treaty
with Germany which is identical
with the Versailles treaty' on the
subject of voting in the repara
tions commission;
' Kules Adopted.
As to voting the commission will
observe the following rules:
.When a decision of the commis
sion is taken the votes of all the
delegates entitled to-vote or in the
absence of any of them, of their
assistant delegates) shall be re
ported. ,
.Absentation from voting is to be
treated as a vote against the pro
posal under discussion. .-
"On the following 'questions,
unanimity is necessary: (a) Ques
tions involving the sovereignty Qf
any allied and associated powers,
or the cancellation of the whole or
any part of the -debf or obligations
of Germany, (b) Questions deter
mining the amount and conditions
of bonds or other obligations to
be issued by the German govern
ment and of fixing the time and
manner for selling, negotiation or
distribution tf such bonds, (c)
Any postponement' total, or partial,
beyond the end of 1930, of the pay
ment Of installments falling due
between May 1, 1921 and the end
of 1926 inclusively, (d) Any post
ponement, total or partial, of any
installment falling- due after 1926
for a period exceeding three years,
(e) Questions of applying in any
particular case a method of. meas
uring damages different from that
which has been previously applied
In a similar casev (f) Questions of
(Continued on Page Eighteen.)
Chicago, Dec 29. The director of
.the. dairy marketing department of
the American Farm Bureau Federa
tion, announced cooperative dairy
marketing plan to set up a national
sales agency forfthe collective sell
ing (Jairy products. .
a. . :
Louis Smith Breaks Back
Leaping From Second Floor
Of Hospital, Trying Suicide
Louis Smith, aged 28 years, Kan
sas City, who was received as a
patient in St, t Anthony's hospital
yesterday aftenfoon, attempted sui
cide at 6 o'clock laat evening by
Jumping out of a second story
window of the hospital. His back
was broken and he may not re
cover. Smith was on his way to
Chicago from his home In Kansas
City when suddenly ha was taken
sick on the train and decided to
remain in Rock Island. ' -
In order to Jump out ot th win
dow Smith had to climb over a
radiator in front of the window in
New Mexico Sheriff Ready
To Deliver Fugitive-Over
To Rock Island Officers
In a telegram to Sheriff . rest and conviction of the murder
Clarence L. Edwards this ers 01 William Oabel, and - that
morning, Sheriff J. C. Wynn !rneey !" been lndlcted on m
of Farminirton. N. M.. Drom-i
ise3 to Close in on John Loon-1 dlcatea he is nouvilling to take any !
ey and effect his caDture if'Won unless .tip contingency ofi
he and his men have PosHgr
tive assurance that their risk
will be amply rewarded.
Chief Investigator H. S. Mosher
of the staff of Attorney-General Ed
ward J. Brundage says he wil! rec
ommend to the attorney-general the
payment of a reward providing the
lonhl - H. B1IB.stL to sh(,P,fr
Edwards this morning, when shown
the telegram from New Mexico, to
reply by asking Sheriff Wynn how
much his expenses will be to arrest
Looney. Mr. Mosher declared he
is willing to give his approval to
a limited sum, but stated he would
not subscribe to exhorbitant 1 de
mands by the Farmington authori
ties. Sheriff Edwards indicated that
he would seek to have Sheriff Wynn I
name his price.
Sheriff ' Edwards previously had
received a telegram of inquiry from
Farmington in which Sheriff Wynn.
asked if a reward had been offered
for the capture of Looney. This
query was similar to the one re
ceived by Chief of Police. William
Fitzsimmons. Sheriff Edwards re
plied that the Rock Island county
board of supervisors has author
ized a reward of $5,000 for the ar-
Farmer to Be Taken Into Custody
Soon In Connection with Death
of Supervisors' Wife.
Marshfield, Wis., Dec. 29. As a
result of an investigation conduct
ed by authorities, an arrest is fore
cast for today in the bomb mys
tery case which has cost the life
of a woman and the serious injury
of her husband.
According to District Attorney. F.
W. Calkins, a farmer will be ar
rested charged with murder in con
nection with the death of Mrs.
James R. Chapman. Mrs. Chapman
was injured, dying later, when she,
with her husbond, a member of
the county board of supervisors
and a drainage commissioner,
opened a package containing a
bomb Wednesday. '
According to authorities, the man
who will be arested is a land own
er in the district in which Mr.
Chapman was drain commissioner.
He is known to have had trouble
with Chapman over the latter's
activities in having adopted the
Mill Creek drainage project
Although it was at first believed
the bomb was sent by someone
angered by Chapman's work on the
board in voting funds to combat
moonshiners, this was , later dis
carded, i
The parcel containing the bomb
was delivered by a rural carrier.
New York, Dec. 29. Calvary Bap
tist church of New York revokes
.title of evangelist on Rev. Oscar
Haywood because of his Ku Klux
Klan. activities.
1 i ..:
Boston, Mass., Dec 29. The Ford
Motor company yesterday acquired
the ' coal lands, mining plant and
equipment of the Pond Creek Coal
company, in Pike county, Kentucky,
in a transaction involving about
$10,000,000. .
His back was broken by the fall
and his body is paralysed from the
hips down. --.-.-i.v .;,--.
He was picked up by the nurses
ot the hospital and taken -back to
his room. Dr. Joseph Do Silva to
day stated that Smith will not re
cover from the fail. "From all ap
pearances the man cannot possibly
recover from the injuries he has
reeeivaedy Dr. DeSilva said.' "From
present indications he -may die at
any moment." a - . -'v,v,.V(
Nothing is known ot Smith's
business nor his' family. Hospital
attaches said that Smith seemed to
"Will take time and expense to
get your man. We don't care to
make the effort unless we are paid
reward when Looney is delivered
to you. If we get the man It's up
to you people to convict Wire
what you can do." v. .. -
May Mean Battle.
It is a matter of conjecture what
Wynn can do towards capturing
Looney and to what risk and trou
ble he would be put, but his com
munications with the city and
county authorities are taken to in
dicate he feels confident of his abil
ity to make the arrest if furnished
the incentive. The fact that Wynn j
i9 luisunujuB ui remu
neration leads to the presumption
that he believes Looney cannot be
taken without a gun battle. How
ever, the opinion has been express
ed that Wynn may already have
Looney . in custody . and . will be!
ready to deliver him when assured!
of a reward. This supposition is!
not given great credence, air it is
recognized the Farmington sheriff!
would have difficulty holding Loon
ey by legal means over a prolonged
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
Martin Slebrandt, injured In
'auto wreck In which brother
was kflled, may hot recover. "
James Connor of Rock Island
dies suddenly at Blloxi, Miss.
Congressman Graham may
recall decision to have another
examination for Bock Island
posijuastershlp, in which case
recommendation of civil service
commission in favor of H. P.
Simpson, Incumbent, would
stand. . .
State may offer reward to
sheriff of Farmington, . M
for capture of John Looney and
delivery to Bock Island county
Chief of Police William H.
Fitzsimmons today celebrating
2th anniversary of his wed- .
ding with family gathering at
Police Magistrate D. J. Cle
land, held on six Indictments,
will ask for change of venue of
trial from Judge A. Larson.
J .
Jndge C. 1. Searle to preside
In circuit court In Rock Island
at the opening of the January
term. ' . ;
Fire In foundry of the Rock
Island Plow company. Extin
guished with chemicals. Small
Report that settlement of Sll
vis shops strike Is near Is de
nied by Superintendent 8. W.
Mnllinlx and strikers.
Louis Smith, 2S, broke his
back when he leaped from sec
ond floor of St. Anthony's hos
pital In attempt to end his life.
Fifteen Cent Reduction on Barrel
at Chicago Plants; 10-Cent Drop
at Pittsburgh and Duluth.
Chicago, Dec. 29. A price re
duction on cement was announced
today by tfce Universal Portland
Cement company, effective as of
December 28. .The decrease is 15
cents a barrel' from the Chicago
plant and 10 cents a barrel from
the Pittsburgh and Duluth "plants.
The new price is SL70 a barrel at
the Chicago, plant. f
Lafe Bulletins
Washington, Dec 28L Ad- ,
vised by admialstratloa lead
ers that his naval bOl amend
"ntent fer an economic eonfer
enee weald be -harmful" to the
aaamistratioa's aegotiatiens to '
aid hi the European eeoasmle
conditions, senator Bona, Jte
paklieaa, of Idaho, late today
sou m uw senate
Looney s Arrest
British Warships Hurried
to Constantinople ; Near
East Impasse. '
Lausanne, Dee, 89. (By the
Associated Press.) Ismet Pasha
sent a letter to Marquis Cur.t
son this afternoon reaffirming)
his demands that the Mosul :
district with Its valuable oil
fields be turned over to Turkey.
The note denied the British eon.
ten Hon that the Kurds who in
. habit the district are not
friendly to the Turks and want
Mosul to remain under the Arab
government of Iriak.
London. Dec. 29. (Bv the Asso
ciated Press.) The hasty return of
the British fleet in Constantinople
from7 Malta attracts wide attention
here. Nothing is forthcoming from
official sources to explain in the
move, but the obvious assumption
that it is connected with the un
compromising attitude of the
Turks at Lausanne, is everywhere
adopted. -
There are still many foreigners
In Constantinople and the dispatch
of the warships is regarded as nec
essary precautions in view of the
possible attitude of the Turks in
that city in the event that there is
a breakdown in the Lausanne ne
Coatoeaee TlflSv
" Lausanne, Dec. 29. (By, U,s
sociated Press.) The Near East
peace conference stood today on the'
verge of failure, the danger of a
breakup facing it from several
causes, chiefly the contest over the
ownership of the Mosul oil fields
and the question of capitulation.
The allies are stressing the capit
ulations issue, taking a firm stand
against the subjection of foreign
ers in Turkey td the jurisdiction of
the Turkish courts and insisting
that special courts with foreign
judges sitting in them must pass
upon cases in which foreigners are
The Turks are strongly resisting1
what they declare to be the inva
sion of Turkish sovereignity that
wouia tnus be brougnt about but
their celegates insist that it is not
the question of capitulations that
presents the gravest danger of -a
conference failure. The oil issue
they declare, is the real cause, one
on which the allies are prepared to
make a stand.
Mason City. Iowa, Dec. 29. Paul
Prehn of Mason City beat Henry
Karhunsoari, Virginia, Minn., mid
dleweight wrestler, two out of three
falls in a match staged here last
night. Prehn took the first fall
after 26 minutes of wrestling with
an arm-scissors and headlock, los
ing the second fail in 13 minutes
on a bpdy overthrow, and taking
the deciding fall in 11 minutes as
Karhunsoari was knocked out when
thrown heavily to the mat
Report of 1922 Progress
In Business Indicative of
Greater Gains Ahead
Washington, Dec. 29. Stock-taking
of the nation's domestic busi
ness for the past year gives "a feel
ing of satisfaction" as to the pro
gress made, the department of com
merce declared today in an end-of-the-year
statement and from this
day's position, it added, "there are
no serious obstacles in ,sight which
should hinder further advances" in
the early new year.- v
Optimism is evident throughout
the statistics and details of the
statement, which noted .that, the
production of manufactured com
modities averaged 50 percent larger
than in 1921. The farmer received
approximately 17 per cent more for
his products than in M2L. and the
total volume of agricultural prod
ucta was worth a much greater sum
than was that ot a year ago.
' .There was a genuine swell, in the
volume of general tradeaccording
to the summary, which mentioned a
( per cent greater saleby mail order
houses and a 13 per cent increase in
basinets by chain-stores as indica
tive of the ImsiaessX tide, declines
appearing only in isolated linos. .
Increases la production with the
Big Merge?
Of Railway
Lines Near
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 29. (By
the Associated Press.) Only the
approval of the interstate com
merce commission and stockhold
ers of the New York, Chicago & St
Louis, the Toledo, St. Louis &
Western, the Lake Erie and West
ern, the Fort Wayne, Cincinnati A
Louisville, and the Chicago ft State
line, is necessary today for the con
solidation of these railroads into
one of the largest rail systems east
of the MiS8isslppr-river.
Unification of the railroads, all
of which are operated . and con
trolled by the O. P. and M. J. Van
Sweringen Interests of - this city,
was agreed upon by, directors of the
five companies here' yesterday.
After consolidation, the system
will be known as the New York,
Chicago ft St Louis (Nickel Plate)
railroad. It will have a total mile
age of 1,696 and an authorized cap
italization ot $105,500,000.
The territory served by the roads
affected, extends from Buffalo
through Cleveland and touches St
Louis, Chicago, Indanapolis, Peo
ria, 111., Fort Wayne, Ind., Sandusky
and Toledo, Ohio, and has connec
tions to Detroit
O. P. and M. J. Van Sweringen
obtained their common school edu
cation in Geneva, Ohio, where they
later were news boys. They came
to Cleveland about 20 years ago,
and entered the real estate busi
ness. From v this they branched
into the transportation field, with
purchase of the Nickel Plate rail
road in 1916 from the New York
Central lines.
Mrs. Winifred Mason Hack, Illinois
Congresswoman, Candidate for
Vacancy Caused by Death.
Chicago, Dec. 29. Winifred . Ma
son Huck, congresswoman from Il
linois, last night announced she
would be a candidate for reelection
to fill the vacancy caused by the
recent death of James R. Mann,
representative from the Eighth Il
linois district and Republican lead
er of the house. Mrs. Huck, Illinois'
only woman in congress, was elect
ed to serve the unexpired term of
her father, the late William E. Ma
son. A special election to fill Con
gressman Mann's seat will be held
Feb. 27 in conjunction . with the
city primaries. '
Rome, Dec. 29. Premier Musso
lini informed his cabinet he would
not attend the conference of allied
premiers in Paris next week.
Houston, Texas, Dec. 29. A re
duction of 2 cents in the price of
gasoline and kerosene in Texas
was announced by oil companies
today. Gasoline will retail at 19
cents lesB 3 cents and kerosene at
11 cents.
General decline in refined prod
ucts prices was assigned as the
reduction of immigration was said
to have taken care nf th n nam.
ployment situation and labor short
ages were reported In many locali
One of the chief benefit iiori,
by the farmer through the economic
changes ot the 12 months wan th
j increase in bis purchasing powar,
aucuruing to me review, which call
ed attention to a decline ot 10 per
cent in wholesale and 5 per cent re
tall prices, while the agricultural
products were averaging 17 per cent
more than in the previous year.
This condition works to the advant
age of the consumer also in that it
narrows the margin between prices
on wholesale and retail sales, it was
'--..XDIaXota 'ietlfe.
" The department's survey showed
that textile mills were about 20 per
cent more active than last year; the
iron, and steel Industry increased its
output between 60 and 70 per cent;
petroleum production was about IB
per cent greater, coke 40 per cent,
paper 20 to 30 per cant, rubber 4
Third Member of St Louis
- Family to Commit
' Suicide.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 29.y
(By the Associated Press.)
William J. Lemp, 54 years
old. president of the William
J. Lemp Brewing company,
committed suicide today by
shooting h i m 8 e 1 f twice
through the heart in the of
fice of the brewery in the
southern section of the city.,
It was the third suicide in the
family of famous brewers,
his father and a sister hav
ing taken their own lives. '
The WiUlam 3. Lemp Brewing
company. Just before the advent of
prohibition, was considered one ot
the largest brewing companies in
the world. It covered a 14-acre tri
angular tract, and was valued at
17,000,000. It was sold at auction
last June to five different interests
for a total of 3585,000. Lemp has
been despondent since, it was said,
as he had hoped to get a much larg
er price for the property. Ha al
so has been In failing health.
Lemp's son, William 21, was
notified and rushed to his father's
side. He knelt and cried:
"You know I knew. I waa afraid
this was coming."
He declined to explain, the re
mark. -
Lemp was found lying on his
back, a .38 caliber rerover near his
right hand. Lemp a father, also
William I-, head of the brewery
during the heights of its prosper
Ky7shot and" killed himself, Feb.
18, 104, at thetMe of 67. His sis
ter, Mrs. Elza Wright, committed
suicide by shooting, March 20, 1920.
She was 37 years old.
Last Head of Business.
Lemp was the third and. last
head of the Lemp brewing manu
factury. John Adam Lemp, his
grandfather, was. the founder. The
elder William J. Lemp had suc
ceeded .to the control of this busi
ness and the second, William J.
Lemp, known up to that time as
William J. Lemp, Jr., became head
of the institution after his father's
death in 1904.
I.emn was married In 1899 tn
Miss fcillian Handlan, daughter of
A. H. Handlan, wealthy manufac
turer of railroad supplies. jThey
bad one son, William J. Lemp, III.
Mrs. Lemp, because of her fond
ness for a particular color in her ap
parel, became known as "the lav
ender ladv "
Pays $6VM0 Tear Alimony.
In 1909 Mrs. Lemp obtained a di
vorce after a hotly contested case,
which received wide publicity. She
obtained 36,000 a year alimony. In
May, 1915, Lemp was married to
Mrs. j&llie Kohler Lemberg, a wid
ow. 'She was prostrated when in
formed of his death.
Armour-Morris Negotiations Being
Conducted by Officials; f3v,
, 000,000 Purchase Price.
Chicago, Dec. 29. Plans for the
acquisition of Morris & Co. by J.
Ogden Armour, president of Ar
mour & Co. were considered as ad
vanced today after a meeting yes
terday attended by officials of both
concerns. ' (
Those in the conference included
Mr. Armour, Nelson and Edward
Morris, officials of Morris k Co.,
and legal and financial experts rep
resenting both packing nbuses.
No statement was made by the
conferees, but it was generally un
derstood that arrangements for
paying the reported 330,000,000 pur
chase price were discussed.
Brussels, Dec. 29. The Belgian
senate ratified the general far east
ern treaty and the Chinese treaty
negotiated during the Washington
conference.' The chamber of dep
uties had' approved them previous
ly. . , ... 'v.- ...
Des Moines, Iowa, Dec. 2.
Kenneth ("Tug") Wilson, ath
ledc director at Drake univers
ity, will be married nest Monday
to Miss Dorothy Shale of Bloom-
ington. Hi., at that city. It was
announced today. Tha waddinc
louows a-cam pus romance when
the two were students at the
tat university ot Illinois.
the room in which, he was
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