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,.--5 --. -T THE MQGK ISLAND ARGUS. , A Western Ittinois Paper for Western Illinois People SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 58. FRIDAY DECEMBER 26, 1919. SIXTEEN PAGES. , PRICE FIVE CENTS. ASSOCIATED PUSS LEASED WOU. MEMBER AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATIONS. fin rarvin rn Jl V' j SRTS WASHINGTON DECIDES U. S. HAS NO TITLE Standard Oil Tankers, However, Remain in Hands of England. Washington, Dec. 26. On recom mendation of the state department. President Wilson has ordered the remaining seven former German ships used to bring home American troops turned over to Great Brit ain. By his Instructions, the ship ping board announced today, this action would be taken as soon as a properly accredited British repre sentative was ready to receive the vessels, now in New York harbor. The Imperator, second largest ship afloat and one of the original eight Hamburg-American liners employed in American transport service, was delivered recently to the Cunard line. Under Original Allocation. The president's action, it was said at the state department, fol lowed a report from Great Britain that the ships bo surrendered under' the original allocation of the inter allied shipping commission, which arranged to get the vessels out of German harbors following the ar mistice. On investigation, it was added, the department had found' that the United States had no right to retain the ships beyond the 'pe riod of their service in bringing back American troops, now com pleted, and so reported to Presi dent Wilson. Tankers' Fate in Doubt. While the president's order puts an end to the controversy over the German ships, the status of 12 Standard Oil tank steamers former ly under the German flag but now in the Firth of Forth under British jurisdiction, remains in doubt.. De lay in turning over the German passenger craft by the shipping board, it has been understood, was due to efforts to obtain title to these oil carriers. The last formal action as to the taifkers was the order of the supreme council at Paris that they be held in British custody until flnallv disposed of and be not delivered for operation under the awards made by the al lied commission. Letter Gives Order.' In a letter to Secretary Lansing, made public today, John Barton Payne, chairman of the shipping board said: "I am directed by the president to comply with the request contain ed in your letter and o adviBe you' that the seven ex-German ships, to wit. Graf Waldersee. Zeppelin, Pre toria, Cap Finisteree. Mobile, Prinz J-Ylederirh Wilhelm and Kaieerln Auguste Victoria, now in New York harbor will be delivered to the rep resentative of Great Britain as soon as he is designated." Standard Without Word. New York. Dec. 26. At the of fice of the Standard Oil company, which claims ownership of the for mer German flag tankers, it was said that no word had been received as to. the disposition of the ships. The tankers, 12 In number, and ag- Hgregaung anout seventy thousand tons, were in Hamburg when the armistice was signed. It was un derstood here that they were to be turned over to the Standard Oil company, but instead that they were ordered to the Firth of Forth for distribution among' England, France, Belgium, Italy and the United States. Divide Them Tp. . Allocation of the seven ex-German passenger ships held here since September, will be made by the British ministry of shipping among the various British lines. Crews to handle the ships allo cated are now here, having been brought from Great Britain prior to the order which delayed the de livery of the ships to the British government. ILLINOIS TAX TOTALS SHOW HEAVY GROWTH Springfield, 111., Dec. 26 Figures on the total equalized valuation of property .. in Illinois, made public today by the state tax commission. show a total of $4,055,700,386 for the year 1919, as compared with a total of $3,801,897,444 tor 1918 This is exclusive of the capital stock of corporations, toe totals of which are not yet compiled.. The total equalized valuation this year is an increase of $163,802,942 over last year. TRA3SFTJ8I0H9 FAIL. Marinette, Wis., Dec. 26. Carl Erdman, overseas veteran, aged 32, died at a hospital here after three different blood transfusions .were made to save him. SUSPECT REDS DETAIN GROOM DUE AT ALTAR Dr. Vermilye, . Former Naval Surgeon, Mys teriously Missing. Monson, Mass., Dec. 26. Dr. Wil liam Grey Vermilye of New York, a former naval surgeon, failed to appear for his wedding with Miss Kuth M. Keeney of this town yes terday, and today his absence was still unexplained. Miss Keeney, who resigned as professor of Span ish at Bucknell university to mar ry Dr. Vermilye, was reported ill at the home of her parents. Guests at the expected wedding were dismissed with the word that Dr. Vermilye had not been heard from since he left a New York hotel, supposedly on the way to be married. It was said that Miss Keeney's family felt that Dr. Vermilye's ab sence was due to violence. The ex pected groom had been engaged in federal service in rounding up rad icals since his discharge from the navy and arrived In New York last Friday from a South American trip in which he had supervised the deportation to Colombia of a "red." This fact suggested the possibility of radical activities being respon sible for Dr. Vermilye's non-appearance. BETTER CARRY NOWETGOpDS ON YOUR TRIP Search and Seizure Work ing and Gobble-uns May Get You. ' Chicago, Dec. 26. Three big trunks filled with whisky arrived from St. Louis today in the bag gage car of a Wabash train. John J. Warren, a government agent, met them at the station and took charge. Shortly after a man in a motor truck arrived to claim the shipment, but he fled when he learned the United States agent had arrived. Federal agents are hunting the consignees. James Leach, waiter on an Illi nois Central limited from Jackson ville, Fla., is being held at the fed eral building following discovery of two bottles of whisky In his suitcase on the train. 0. S. AVIATORS WERE KILLED ACROSS LINE El Paso, Tex., Dec. 26. Lieuten ant Cecil Connelly and Frederick Waterhouse, American aviators. who lost their lives after , being forced to descend in Lower Lali fornia, Mexico, were murdered, ac cording to testimony for the sen ate sub-committee investigating Mexican affairs,' given today by Joe Alien Richards. Richards, an American, discov ered the bodies Sept 21, last, on the beach of the Baya de Los An geles, when he went ashore from a little Mexican . steamer to aid in replenishing the water supply of the boat. According to his testimony today Richards was arrested by the Mex ican authorities at Santa Rosalie for reporting the discovery of the bodies to the master of the Amer ican steamer Providencia, which was in the harbor of Santa Rosalie. He said he was stripped of all his clothing and was kept in a cement cell for more than a day. RADICAL PARADE IN NEW YORK NOT A GREAT SUCCESS New York, Dec. 26. The Christ mas day celebration of the League for Amnesty for Political Prison ers met with disaster when the po lice, soldiers and irate citizens broke it up. Several hundred men and wom en placarded and "single-filed" for the start of their "walk" up Fifth avenue, dwindled to about fifty per sons, divided into two wandering bodies which found their ways "home" to the parish house of the Church of the Ascension, in West Eleventh street, after many "hours of wanderings. 1 Placards carried by the "walk ers" were destroyed wholesale by the police and volunteer assistants. A number of arrests were made for disobedience of police orders, and constant interruption by police and civilians resulted in disrupting the "procession" beyond all recog nition within a quarter of a mile of its start. SETTLE MOST OF ISSUES AT DOORPAT Dorpat, Dec. 26. It was official ly announced that Esthontan and bolsheviki delegates had reached an agreement on frontiers and mili tary guarantees, - ANOTHER NEW ENGINE FUEL IS BEST EVER Within ... Reach, Too, of Any Competent Maker of Home Brew. v New "York, Dec. 26. Successful tests of a motor fuel declared to be more economical than gasoline and also easier on motors, were an nounced today by Arthur Praeger, second assistant " postmaster in chare of the mail service. The fuel consists of 38 parts al cohol, 30 gasoline, 19 benzol, 7.5 ether and 4 toluol. Ingredients making up the remaining one-half parts were not given. Mail plane No. 35 was used in the tests between' New York and Washington. Another plane using highest aviation gasoline was used as. a check. Saving of 3.9 gallons an hour in favor of the synthetic fuel was indicated. Economy of lubri cating oil was also, shown by the tests. After 125 hours in the air the two motors were torn down and that in which the new fuel had been used was found in the better condition with a smaller deposit of carbon. WHISKY BURGLARS' CHRISTMAS HAUL IS A COOL $100,000 Chicago, Dee. 26. Whisky bur glars who looted the F. L. Otten-' heimer Wholesale Liquor company some time during the Christmas holidays, used motor trucks to cart away liquor valued at $100,000. They selected the best stock, haul ed it downstairs on the freight ele vator, and loaded their machines ai an alley door. The theft was discovered this morning. WORKERS IN TWO THEATRES NUMBER 5,000 AT MEALS Vienna, Wednesday; Dec. 24. Food for the employes ' of Vienna's two state aided theatres, the Opera and the Burg theatre, will be pro vided by the French mission in this city, according to announce ment today. Commenting on this decision, the Neuestagblat says this assistance is of importance as Mia personnel of the two play houses numbers nearly 5,000 persons. STANDARD BUYING PETROLEUM IN FAR DISTANT RUMANIA Geneva. Thursday. Dec. 25. Con tracts have just been closed by the Standard Oil company with. the Ru manian government and with pri vate firms there for half , a million barrels of refined petroleum, ac cording to a Bucharest dispatch. It is said the price paid was $3,- 150.000 and that the oil will be taken to America by way of Con stantinople on ships supplied by the American government. DEUNQUENCYOF JUVENILES MAKES DECREASE m cm Chicago, Dec. 26. Juvenile de linquency in Chicago Bbowed a ma terial increase during 1919 over 1918, according to the report of the clerk of the juvenile court for the year ending Oct: SI. Boys com mitted to institutions during the last year numbered 851, compared with 483 in 1918, and girls com mitted numbered 303, 11 more than a year ago. Total figures showed 17.487 chil dren appeared before the court In 1919 and 14,474 In 1918. PUT PAN-AMERICAN MEET BACK A WEEK Washington, Dec. 26. Postpone ment of the second Pan-American financial conference for one week, from Jan. 12 to 19, was announced today by Secretary Glass, due to the inability of delegates from Ar gentina, Peru and Uruguay to ob tain sailing accommodations in time for the earlier date. HINT A BREAK DUE STEEL UNION RANKS Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 26. First Indications of a serious break in the ranks of the striking steel workers and predictions of an im mediate end of the strike that has practically tied up Cleveland mills for three months, came today with the announcement that four lodges, claiming a membership of nearly 6,000 men, were preparing to de clare a truce. At a Joint mass meeting to be held tonight the 6.000 strikers will vote to return to work, or to re main out until the steel companies agree to recognize the union,. MEN QUIT ON ANTI-STRIKE LAWPASSAGE Railroad Machinists for Walkout on Adoption of Cummins Bill. Washington, Dec. 26. Ninety- eight per cent of the 125,000 union railway machinists voted in Novem ber to strike, with other trades, in the event congress enacted the Cummins railroad bill with its anti strike provision. In making this announcement today William H. Johnston, president of the Interna1 tlonal Association of Machinists, said the vote was taken before the senate interstate commerce com mittee reported outthe Cummins measure, and the result was not' officially published because the as sociation did not want to appear in the attitude of attempting to threat en congress. Number Half JHflllon. The machinists' membership Is around half a million, but not more than 125,000 of this number em ployed on railroad. President Johnston explained that the strike vote stipulated that union railway machinists would quit work if the Cummins bill was passed by both branches of con gress, not by one. "When the roads were taken over by the government the employes were free," Mr. Johnston said, "and we "proposed that if they are turn ed back to private ownership, the employes 'shall be equally free. There Is no necessity for such drastic legislation as is provided for in the Cummins bill. There never has been a general railroad strike and there never will be, in my opinion." Keep Fp Fight. So far as labor officials are ad vised they "will not be given another hearing by the senate or house committees, "but they will keep up the fight against the anti-strike section, it was said and appeal fin ally io president Wilson to veto the bill If it should be enacted with that clause intact President Johnston said that no other, trade that would be affected by the anti-strike section of the bill had taken a rote, so far as he had been advised. FORDPLANNTNG A BILLION DOLLAR COMPANY ALL OWN Detroit, Mich., Dec. 26. Accord ing to well authenticated reports' Henry Ford is planning to boost the pay of his 60,000 employes to an $8 a day minimum within a year, this scale to go as high as $12 a day in some cases. The minimum wage is now $6 a day. The wage boost, it is said, is part of a' dream of Henry Ford for a billion dollar corporation, entrench ed in every country of the earth, owned absolutely by one man, an industrial monarchy controlled by nereauary succession. Next August, if nothing inter venes, Henry Ford and his son will hold without obligation of any sort, every penny of Ford stock. All the present and contemplated Ford in dustries will be owned within the Ford family. It is to keep the Ford policies in tact that Henry Ford has acquired personally all of the stock' of the Ford Motor company, borrowiug 9100,000,000 to expedite the pur chase. With the payment of this the company will be entirely in posses sion of the Ford family. Henry Ford's present plans, according to the report, are to celebrate the pay ment of the debt by announcing the new wage scale and making a still further reduction in the price of his car. THREE ACCIDENTS ON ROADS IN DAY INJURE 21 PEOPLE East St Louis, 111., Dec. 26. Six persons were injured here today when a freight train collided with and overturned the rear coach of a St. Louis and O'Fallon passenger train. The injured were taken to a hospital -where it was said they would recover. This makes a total of 21 persons injured In three rail road accidents within a radius of 20 miles, ot here since yesterday morning. BRITISH TRADE UNIONS WAR ON OUTLAW STRIKES London, Dec 26. Seven of the largest trade unions Jn Great Brit ain have inaugurated a movement aimed at the prevention of unauth orized strikes. It is declared that the movement is sponsored by the National Union of General Workers, representing an enormous member-loin. U. S. WILL NOT STAND FOOLING BY OPERATORS Must . Go Through With ' Plans for Settlement or . Be Prosecuted. BY DATED LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Dec. 26. If the coal operators persist in an attitude of obstruction and refuse to accept the government's plan for a commission to arbitrate the controversy with the miners, and if as a result of that refusal the miners quite work in any large numbers, the full power of the fed eral government will bemused to prosecute the coal operators for conspiracy to curtail production. The Lever law, which has been used to enjoin the miners from striking, would be used against the operators. But it is confidently hoped by the government that no such extreme course will be necessary. The interesting thing, however, is that at the department of justice a clear case against the operators is built up, which alleges that if the operators maintain their atti tude of refusal to accept a commis sion of arbitration they would be guilty of having trapped the min ers into going back to work and then declining to live up to the spirit of their pledges and written statements. Would Reopen Whole Question. The operators declare the com mission is too small and they have inquired whether the government would agree to an enlargement of the commission.- The government will not agree to any such enlarge ment in advance because to do so wonld require another session with the miners and all the difficulties of the Indianapolis meeting with the miners would have to be faced. There is no objection on the part of the government to an increase in personnel if three men designated on the commission would agree to such an enlargement, but at pres ent the operators must agree to the plan as submitted to the miners. It is questionable whether the miners' representative on the com mission would agree to an Increase in personnel because of their con vlctlon . that such a move would only mean interminable delay. On the other hand, it is quite possible that the three men could select any number of advisers they choose and that the president could be asked to add advisory personnel, but the judgment or voting power will remain in the hands of Rem brandt Peale, coal operator, and said to be one of the broadest guaged men in the industry; John P. White, a former president of the United Mine Workers, and H. M. Robinson, former member of the shipping board and one of the (Continued on Page Twelve.) " PLAN ARRESTS IN MURDER OF MICHIGAN MAN J. Stanley Brown, Son of Million. aire, Killed From Ambush at ML Clemens. Mt Clemens, Mich., Dec. 26. An arrest in connection with the kill ing of J. Stanley Brown, found shot in his automobile near here Wed nesday is expected today, accord-, ing to Sheriff William Caldwell. The sheriff said he was convinc ed that Jealousy figured in the kill ing. The authorities have learned that the tragedy preceded Brown's con templated, departure for Florida to engage in business. Brown, who was 25 years old, is survived by his 19-year-old widow and two daughters and one brother. His father, a millionaire cigar man ufacturer of Detroit, died several years ago. JOHN D. DROPS 100 MILLION IN PUBLIC'S SOCK Halt for College Professors' arte s and Half for Com. bating Disease. Sal. New York, Dec. 26. John D. Rockefeller gave to mankind a Christmas present of $100,000,000 half to the general education board to raise the salaries of college pro fessors and half to the Rockefeller foundation to aid In its work of combating disease. It is estimated that Mr. Rockefeller's public gifts now approximate $460,000,000. While leaving to the general education board the selection of the colleges which shall receive awards and the amount etch is to receive, Hr. Rockefeller urged that the principal as well as the income be used "as promptly and largely as may Mem wise." TREATY WILL KEEP EFFECT tVITHU.S.OUT Germany Bound to Raise No Questions at Pres ent on That Score. Berlin, Dec. 26. (Via Basel.) The allied reply to the last German note regarding the peace treaty protocol was published here today. The first paragraph expresses satisfaction that the German gov ernment shares the point of view of the allies that the dispositions of the treaty are applicable from the moment of the treaty's entry into force, whether ratification by the United States has or has not occurred. The allies take note that Germany admits in principle that no contracting party can refer to the non-participation of the United States in the first deposit of rati fication documents as a ground for questioning any stipulation of the treaty. Ko Change Accepted. ' The third paragraph expressed the determination of the allies to insist upon demanding the signing of the protocol with the provision regarding compensation for the sinking of the German warships- in Scapa Flow unchanged. . The fourth paragraph deals with the willingness of the allies to re duce the tonnage demanded, if it is proved that the demand vitally endangers Germany. Confer in Details. Paris, Dec. 26. Conferences will begin here early next week between allied and German delegates on measures preparatory to putting the peace treaty into effect, it was I announced today. The sessions will be held under the presidency of General Ierond, a member of the French delegation. . Herr von Simson will head the German delegation. British and Italian delegates will arrive Mon day to participate. The supreme council did not hold a session 'today, but announced a meeting for tomorrow. Busy in Washington. Washington, Dec 26. Although most senators were out of town to- aay, tne groups favoring a quicK compromise on the peace treaty were at work, urging, more vigor ous effort toward agreement The feeling on both sides was" that all that could be accomplished' before congress reconvenes woul! be to lay the foundation for bring ing the question to a quick solu tion. Protest Over Mandate. Washington, Dec 26. Protest against action of the supreme council in granting Poland manda tory powers over eastern Gallcia, 65 per cent of whose population claim to be Ukrainians, is made by Julian Batchinsky, diplomatic rep resentative of the Ukrainian peo- I pics ivpuuuu, iu a uieuiuranuum 10 Secretary Lansing. I SHIPPERS CONFER ON INTERESTS LN RETURN OF ROADS Chicago, Dec. 26. Representa tives of shippers', organizations from all parts of the country have been called to meet here Dec. 30, to consider national legislation which will precede return of the railroads to private ownership. STURGIS SENT TO COMMAND SHERMAN Camp Sheridan, Chillicothe, Ohio, Dec zb. Major General Samuel D. Sturgis, at present stationed at Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., has been ordered to command Camp Sherman, succeeding Major Gen eral Edwin F. Glenn, ordered re tired by the war department, it was announced here today. PRESIDENT HOLDS UP M NARYBLLL Washington, Dec. 26. President Wilson is withholding action on the McNary bill extending the life of the sugar equalization board until the board files a memorandum con cerning the measure. It was said at the White house today that the board had requested this delay. HERE'S THEME FOR SONG THAT OUGHT TO WOO SLUMBERS Kaifeng, China, Dec. 2. (Corre spondence.) Leading Chinese have launched an organization to aid in putting a stop to the Chinese cus tom of binding the feet of female children. Songs have been com posed decrying the practice of foot binding, add students of boys' schools are being afked to take the pledge. "I will not marry a woman with unnatural feet." The name of the new. organiza tion, literally translated, is "The Heavenly Feet association." LOVE VICTIM, AGE 12, HIDES IN AN ASHCAN Being Base of Traditional ' Triangle Too Much For Benny. Chicago, Dec. 26. Benny Sokel onski, 12 years old, today was at a hospital thoroughly thawed out after having been cramped into an ash can in freezing weather for a day and a night. Benny was the base of the age pld triangle and the other two sides were formed by Annie Barzyk, 13, and Florence Moeller, 11. As a result he had, he said, crawled into the ash can seek ing death. Tightly clasped in his fist when a policeman dragged him from his refuge, Benny held a letter from his "loving wife, Annie, . a strange grouping of childish devotion fo a playmate, mature abnegation and sorrow which usually accompanies triangles. "I know you love Florence and I know you don't love me any more," read the letter. "But, oh, if you only knew how I love you. Don't tell Florence how much I love you or she will be mad. If you only knew how much she loves you. Oh, I hate her. "But if you love her better than me, you can have her. I love you. dear. I love you, dear." . THIS COMPANY SAYS A 5-CEIIT FARE WILL DO Detroit, Dec. 26. The Detroit United Railways today withdrew a request that it be permitted to make a charge of 1 cent for trans fers, stating that because of ini- Pavement in conditions affecting .,- flnH. able to operate profitably on a flat 5 cent fare. REMIT TERM FOR AMERICAN WHOM GERMANS PUMPED New York, Dec. 26. Secretary of War Baker today remitted the 20 year sentence imposed upon Pri vate Lawrence Perlmutter of New .York, the only member of the American expeditionary force to be convicted of treason, according to word received by Representative Isaac Siege! of New York, who in terested himself in the lad's cose. Perlmutter, who served in the medical department, 9th infantry, 2d division, was convicted of hav ing supplied military information of value to the Germans while a prisoner of' war. He was court martialed in Coblenz after having rejoined the American army after the armistice and his sentence was approved by general headquarters. According to Mr. Slegel, it was not shown that the, answers which Perlmutter gave the Germans were iruo ana oniy ono w..a, yu. . William H. Gordon, captured with him, testified against him, whereas, two witnesses are needed before an American can be legally convicted of treason. LADIES INVITED TO G. O. P. SPREAD LN CHICAGO SOON Chicago, Dec. 26. Republican men and women of Illinois today were invited by Frank L. Smith, state chairman, and Mrs. Fletcher Dobyns, chairman of the Illinois women's executive committee, to attend a banquet here Jan. 5. The meeting will be one of the features, party leaders said, of the gathering here on Jan. 6. 6 and 7, of the na tional committee and tho arrange ments committee. The women will meet on full terms of political and party equali ty, it was stated. CHANCE FOR JOB FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN CAMOUFLAGE Washington, Dec. - 26. Camou flage is among the subjects for rnmnetltiva examination on Jan. 20. for civil service commission posi tions. Vacancies, including one in the army air service, open to both men and women, exist in positions paying from $2,100 to $3,600 a year. The Weather o o Fair tonight and Saturday; some what colder tonight with the .low est temperature about 20 to 26 de grees. Highest yesterday, .30; lowest last night, .29. .Velocity of wind, 9 miles per hour. ' ' Precipitation, none. 12 io. 7 p. m. 7 a. m. yester. jester, today Dry bulb ......26 29 33 Wet bulb 24 27 32 Relative humid. 77 84 87 Rive stage, 4.9; a rise of .1 since Wednesday. J. M. SHERIER. Meteorologist VALOREARNS FREEDOM FOR A DEFAULTER Disgraced as; Bank Clerk Man Wipes Out Stig ma as a Marine. Boston, Dec. 26. How Arthur E. Abbott, long wanted as a fugitive from justice for the theft of $15,000 from the Federal Trust company of this city, enlisted in the marines -and as Sergeant William H. Has kell was cited for brilliant war ser vice, was disclosed today when it was announced that he had been set free on probation by the district attorney, and that he had received the croix de guerre officially un der his right name. Evaded Search. Abbott, employed as a bank bookkeeper at $20 a week, disap peared in 1917 after the bankMoss . became known and it was learned that he had been living a life of leisure away from his family. He evaded a nation-wide search for him and enlisted In the marine corps at New Orleans as Haskell and went overseas with the 6th regiment. He was one of the 44 men left of the famous 1,300 ma rines who went through the Ar gonne. He was cited for bravery after capturing a machine gun and nine prisoners near Vierzya on July 19. 1,918. Enlisted Again. After receiving an honorable dis charge last January he immediate- -ly reenlisted as Haskell. He was detailed aboard the U. S. S. Dol phin in July and ordered to Ports mouth. N. H., where he was rec ognized and arrested. District At- ' torney Pelletier of Boston, learning of his service record, ordered his' release on probation. He was re arrested by the navy department.' charged with enlisting under a falsa name, but his commanding 'officer. Captain John Grady of the gun boat Dolphin, effected his release and a few days later decorated him ' as Arthur Abbott with the croix de guerre before th ship's crew and a marine detail drawn up at atten tion. Signed by Petam. The citation accompanying the decoration was signed by General Petain and was presented to Ab bott by his commanding officer in the absence of an official represen tative of the French government CITIZENS CANNOT EVEN GO TO OVER BORDER FOR DRINK El Paso. Tex., Dec. 26. Hun dreds of El Paso citizens and tour ists who planned to visit Juarez yesterday, where liquors of all Vlnria fan ha hnnvtit vara 1 11 t-t. aii oack at the lnternational bridge. No one-day passports were is sued and the only persons allowed to cross the Rio Grande were those holding permanent passports giv ing permission to enter Mexico Sundays and holidays. - Whisky and tequila, a Mexican drink, could be bad at prices vary ing from $5 to $11 a quart here from "bootleggers," if the seeker was known to be "alright." -. t Juarez saloonkeepers and cafe proprietors had prepared for a banner Christmas day. So, too, had the gambling casino, but their hopes were dashed when the Amer ican authorities refused to keep the port open yesterday. - f; ASKING WORLD TO SAVE LIVES OF SOCIALISTS Entente Governments Blamed for Coarse Work of Military Leader in Hangary. Berlin, Tuesday, Dec. 23. Ap peals to world workers, especially . socialists in the United .States, '' England, France and Italy, asking that those governments take steps ' to stop the alleged "slaughter" of communists and socialists In Hun- ' gary, are being sent out by the central government board of the ' Austrian social democracy. It is asserted that whereas 600 victims ' were charged up to the Bela Kun regime in Hungary, more than ten times that number have been ex ecuted on conviction at drumhead courts martial on "flimsy war- -rants," issued with alleged con-. ' nivance of Admiral Horthy, in com mand of the Hungarian government troops at present Entente governments are jointly responsible for present occur rences, the appeal declares. They diligently sought to protect bour geoisie from "red terror," is is said, but they are not making "any ef fort to halt the counterrevolution ary rampage."