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A Western Illinois PPJT Wte Illinois People "SIXTY-NINTH YEAK.NO. 88. SATURDAY JANUARY 31, 1920 -FOURTEEN PAGES. ASSOCIATED LBASKD WOO. PRICE FIVE CENTS. KEMBEX AUDIT BtTKKAD OF CIBCCLATIONB. m B i JVl UUU. THE Me 0) ' M r. 2 IIOIST FLAGS p'c REPUBLIC OP CITY m AT FIRST 'lEETING OF NEW OOUHCIC British Government Starts 'General Roundup to Quell Opposition. ' Dublin, Jim. 3L-Many Sin Frln leaders were arrested In a nfct round-up Parly today. Thw were taken to an wire. twiled destination. Stten f 'he newly elecied members of the mniileJpnl conn, r'l wire among those arrested. The military alone carried oat the raid. ' The wife of one of 'he men irrestel ra informed that the t warraittor (lie arrest would be read when tlie prisoner was' laken to the barraeks. J.eph Mdirath, Sinn Fein acaibcr of Hie house of com mon!) for the St. James division of Dublin, iilso was arrested. The pri.-oners were luken in lorries to the barracks. More than twenty of the nrreslcd Ben were placed in Mount Joy prison. The arrests caused irreat excisemen;. It appeared last night that the nTerninent had ignored the hoist-. Irg of the Republican flags on the city hall at the initial meeting to day ot the new municipal council. Vhich is made up mostly of Sinn Keiners. The corporation officials say that the flags were flown from the building without their author ity. Republicans Dominate. The feature of the council meet ing was the complete domination of the body by the Republicans, the temper of the participants being manifested by angry protests at the town clerk's disqualification of Mrsj Wyse Power, who was elected tf the municipal council, because he insisted on signing the roll in Gaelic. A motion by the Irish transport worker. O'Brien, to remove the sword and mace on the ground that ! the same time opposition to far w in,i..n,n( nf ffimiai i ther credits to any European coun tnthority. relics of barbarism and perpetual symbols of servitude, raised an awkward situation be cause acceptance of the motion would mean repudiation of the tra (iennan William T. Cosgrove, a which rests on British chartersand Pritish acts of parliament. The situation was saved by Al derman William T. Oocgrove, a Sinn Fein member of the house of commons, upon whose request the resolution was withdrawn. London, Jan. 31. Advices from Ireland today show that the con stabulary and tlie military detained 3.1 tnpn unHo clifiririic r f vnnttT tot the defense of the realm act in Counties Limerick, Clare and Tip perary this morning. . LEEDS IS TO WED PRINCE Ifill Become Bride of Prince Chris topher of Greece at Geneva i Today. Geneva, Jan. 31. Mrs. William B- Leeds, who will be married to to Prince Christopher of Greece rived here last night from Mon tonx, accompanied only by Dow ser Queen Olga of Greece. She won followed by Prince Chris- jopher and his aide-de-camp, Cap in Stocker, who said the Swiss " marriage to be performed to y as only a formality as both Leeds and Prince Christopher re members of the Greek Ortho- church. He declared the real wemony would be conducf-J at treui on Sunday, according to u rites of the Greek church. o3r KinK fonstantine and X. Sophia of Greece were not J"ed to tlie wedding. The mar mot Mrs. Leeds to Prince Chris jj of Greece was reported in wLraary. 1918, but the report wvs proved erroneous. Mrs. Leeds daughter of the late William J. Stuart of Cleveland, Ohio. Ji. , nstPher was born on !S, 18S8. I ONCITY GIRL SfONSORSNEWSHD? iton,BeI7 Jan. 31.-The ucy fleet cargo carrier Ma Hiri. ?s lanched today at the MpWMKjant ot ,ne Bethlehem juilding corporation. Miss JJT1 Muse of Mason' City, a sponsor. FOVDER BLAST TAKES 3 LIVES i "i"' Jan. 31.-Three per J Were killed . .it Wo? aer factory, attributed tol .OIW VArbiM. "Wdav bi iriesuMing ine. miuuie ui uie ween. v according to a Rome Iperatures nearly normal. WHEN DID W Aft END? LAWYERS4? TO DETERMINE j London, Jan. 22. A committee of counsellors has been named to de cide the dfflcial date of the ending of the world war. It is declared that thousands of pounds are in volved In legal proceedings which have been held up pending an au thoritative decision on the point. AGREE ON SUM FOR FOOD RELIEF Ways and Means Committee Recom. mend 50 Millions be Granted Starring Europe. Washington, Jan. 31. An airreement was reached today by the house ways and means committee to recommend pas sage of legislation authorizing new government loans of $.0, 000,000 to Poland, Austria and Armenia for food relief; AH '. committeemen, however, were not present and some Demo cratic members reserved the right when the bill is before the .house to propose an in crease to $125,000,000, the sum approved by treasury officials. Washington, Jan. 31. Sharp dis agreement as to authorizing loans to Poland, Austria atld Armenia for food relief developed at the confer ence today between Republican members of the house ways and means committee and the Republi can legislative steering committee. try was expressed in the senate. REPORT RELIEF SHIP IS ASHORE British Steamer Carrying Food to Danzig for Starring Poland Is Said to Ilave Foundered. London, Jan. 31. Reports that the British steamer bound from New York to Danzig with supplies for the people of Po land, has gone ashore off Parsund, Norway, are viewed in a serious light here. The vessel carried a cargo of r. ilk and other food espe cially adaptable to feeding chil dren; which would have met press ing demands at Warsaw for two months. In semi-official quarters it is said there is no indication the vessel will be floated soon. A. P. DIRECTORS ARE NOMINATED Chicago, Jan. 31. The nominat ing committee 6f the Associated j Press today nominated the follow ing for election to the board of di rectors ot the Associated Press at the annual meeting of the members in New York April 20: Frank? B. Noyes, Washington (Star): W. L. McLean, Philadel phia (Bulletin); Adolph S. Ochs, New York (Times); A. C. Weisse, Duluth (Herald) ; John R. Rathom, Providence (Journal). , The -committee made only one nomination for each vacancy. The Weather Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with rising temperature. The lowest temperature tonight will be about 20 to 25 degrees. Highest yesterday, 31; lowest last night 12. Wind velocity, 12 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. . 12 ra. 7 p. m. 7 a. m. yester. yester. todav Dry bulb '...,..29 21 13 Wet bulb 28 20 12! Rel. humidity ..83 89 . 85' River stage. 3.G; a fall of .2 in i the last 24 hours. J. M. SHERIER. Meteorologist Washington, Jan. 30. Weather predictions tor the week beginning Monday, are: Region of great lakes: Occasion al local . snows, with an early re turn to normal temperatures. ' Upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri Talleys: Occasional local snowa and snow or rain in south portion, except generally fair dur-ibe . . , ,i .l. n KOLCHAK SAID TO HAVE BEEN SLAIN BY MEN A Moscow Report Says Ruler Was Hoisted on Bayonets. , Vladivostok, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Admiral Kolchak and Pre mier Pepeliayev of the All-Russian government are Imprisoned in Irkutsk and what-their fate will be is not known. General Semenoff, commander of the forces in the far east, has com municated with the allied com manders, insisting upon ener getic measures for liberating ! Admiral Kolchak. London, Jan. 31. The Moscow wireless" service today transmitted an extract from an article from the official bolsheviki organ Pravadajcial grand jury taTestigatinB radi- Stf.nf ' , . I cal activities. Chief among those ' Only a few days ago Supreme i . Ruler Kolchak was hoisted on his j 'ndicted were Wlham D. ( B.g soldiers' bayonets." ' ; i Bill") Haywood, former secretary There has been considerable un- cenaiuij as 10 uie recent wurre-i abouts of Admiral Klochak, long!ouu. mourns mccau, time head of the All-Russian gov-i succeeded Haywood as secretary, ernment which was driven from! The indictments complese the Omsk and then virtually wiped out! work of the "red" grand jury. Last by the recent bolsheviki successes j week the grand jurors indicted 85 in Siberia. He has been variously members of the communist party reported captured by . the bol-! and 38 members of the communist sbeviki proper west of Irkutsk, ar- labor party. rested by Social Revolutionists and ! The charges in all cases are con imprisoned at Irkutsk, and as spiracy to overthrow the govern under detention by revolting troops ; ment and advocating the overthrow from his own armies. It has been j 0f the government by force, quite definitely established, how- The indictments of the leading ever, that he has not been a free figures in the three radical organ agent for some weeks, apparently jZations are the outgrowth of the authentic advices declaring that hel sensational New Years eve round- was turned over to insurgent revo- lutionists by General Janin, the,, commander of the Czechs, in Si- beria, whom the al'nes had asked to ; than tnree hundred persons, sus protect Kolchak. General Jame s ; ted o being members of the defenders declare he was forced to , ,hro T0 annihilation of the Czech forces. The last reports regarding Ad- miral Kolchak was received through j Honolulu on Ittday, quoting a dis-: natch tn a JaDanese newsnaner ! there from Tokio to the effect that Admiral Kolchak was reported to have escaped from the bolsheviki and to be hiding in Manchuria. FRENCH NAME WAR COUNCIL Marshals Joffre, Foch and Petain Head List of Distinguished Warriors of France. Paris, Friday, Jan. 30. An nouncement is made that in addi tion to Marshals Joffre, Foch and Petain, the French superior war council for the coming year will be wi,ir,mi ' composed of the following gen Willdomino, ,, ,.., Guillaumat, Neuville, Mangin, De beny, Baucheron, Degoutts and Buatt. General Franchetd'Esperey, commander-in-chief of allied armies in the near east will be retained in that capacity for the present, at least MILLERAND IS GIVEN SUPPORT Chamber of Deputies Gives His Cabinet Vote of Confidence and CrisiN Is Passed. Paris, Jan. SI. Premier Miller and yesterday pulled his cabinet through the crisis when he received a vote of confidence, 510 to 70, after delivering to the chamber of depu ties a warm defense of his entire ministry. On a previous vote, 300 deputies refrained from voting because of their objection to Minister of In terior Steeg, whose past record was deemed objectionable. In his speech, replying to an in terpellation, Millerand successfully defended Steeg. SEN. HARDING TO MAKE STRONG BID TO INDIANA VOTE Washington, Jan. 31. Campaign headquarters of Senator Harding of Ohio announced today that the in auguration ot "an aggressive cam paign" to secure the Indiana Re publican delegation for Harding for president CABINET CHANGE IS CONFIRMED Washington, Jan. 31. The nomi nation of David F. Houston, now secretary of agriculture, to be sec retary of the treasury and E. T. Meredith of Des Moines, Iowa, to secretary of agriculture, A ....... .1 ..nimnnglv kv h were Tem- confirmed nanimously by the senate. 37 1.W.W. ARE INDICTED BY GRAND JURY 'Big Bill" Haywood Is Among Radicals Held for Conspiracy. Chicago, Jan. 31. Indictments against 37 members of the Indus trial Workers of the World were rotnrnpil this mnrnine bv the spe- of the organization, now at liberty ! from Leavenworth prison under , ,, ;,,.., ., up in which State's Attorney Mac- Hoyne, anticipating federal au lthr.ritip!. hv . hnrs arrosto,, mnTn Trial in Three Groups. The indictments were returned secretly before Chief Justice Crowe early this morning. At 10 o'clock the I. V. W. leaders appeared in Judge Pam's court to answer j to other charges already pending ! against them. They were met by- agents of the state's attorney's of fice and the 37 principals sorted out and placed under arrest. U Ul.bCU UUUC1 .ilL ,ti I legea radicals in tnree groups, ac cording to their party affiliations. Trials are slated to begin in about sixty days. Among the communist and com munist labor party leaders indicted last week are Rose Pastor Stokes, John Reed, Charles Baker of Cleve land and scores of others promi nent in radical circles in New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, 1 'Vi ? rn crr inil manir rktViot nllina viiLV.U'&vf unu uiauj uiuti Besides Haywood and Whitehead ' those indicted today include George Speed, chairman of the I. W. W. es6cutive committee; Charles P. Miller, Henry Bradley, George Bradley and Fred Nelson, all tnem- 4bers of the committee. Another of the prisoners is Ros coe T. Sins, janitor of the Chicago city hall, and said to be the leading light in the negro branch ot the I. W. W. PRICE OF BREAD UP IN CHICAGO Chicago, Jan. 31. Retail bread prices in Chicago will be increased one cent, effective next Monday, leading bakers announced today. The new price will be 11 and 12 cents for a pound loaf of bread in stead of 10 and 11 cents as at pres ent, and - the one and one-half pound loaf will sell for 16 and 17 cents, an advance of one cent over i the present price. The Cooperative Milk Producers association announced a decrease of 25 cents on 100 pounds of milk at wholesale. The February price was fixed at $3.35 per 100 pounds, but retailers said the decrease was not large enough to reduce the price to consumers. DEMOCRATS TO REVIVE TREATY First Formal Step Taken Today in Senate to Renew Negotiations For Compromise. , Washington, Jan. 31. The first formal step of Democratic leaders to revive senate discussion of the peace treaty was taken today, Sen ator Walsh, Democrat, Montana, giving notice that on Feb. 10, a motion would be made to proceed to the treaty's consideration. Senator Walsh did not mention the bi-partisan deliberations, but merely told the senate that he was giving the formal notice on behalf of the Democratic leader. Senator Hitchcock, ot Nebraska, who was absent 1 here was no debate. Statements made yesterday by Senator Hitchcock and by Senator Lodge, ot Massachusetts, the Re publican leader, relating to the agreements reached by the bl-oar tisan committee, were put into the senate record Dy Mr. Lodge, who asked that they be printed as a punuc document FAMOUS NAMES OF GERMAN WAR HEADS ON LIST Crown Princes and Field Marshals to Be De manded by Allies. . Paris, Jan. 31 Included in the list of Germans whose surrender will be demanded by the allies, the Echo D'Paris says, will be former Crown Prince Rupprecht ot Ba varia, Field Marshal Duke Al brecht of Wuerttemburg, Field Marshal Mackenzie, Baron von Der Lancken, former civil governor of Brussels, Admiral von Cappelle, former minister of marine and Field Marshal Lyman yon Sanders, who commanded the Turkish armies during the war. Cabinet May Resign. Basel, Jan. 31. Because of the alleged impossibility of insuring the execution of its orders for the surrender of Germans accused of violating the laws of war by the allies, the German government will resign if the entente powers insist upon their delivery, according to the Basel Nachrichten, which says it has received its,information from a reliable source. COMPLETE JURY NEWBERRY CASE Half of Body to near Conspiracy Case of Michigan Senator Composed of Farmers. Grand Rapids, Mich., Jan. 31. The jury, which is to decide the guilt or innocence of the 123 de fendants Tn the Newberry elections conspiracy trial was completed in United States district court here to day. It numbers six farmers, one produce dea'lers, a grocer and a manager of a farmers cooperative selling concern. Jury Is Warned. Mindful of yesterday's experi- J jurymen, juugt? ciesiuu urgeu uie 12 men to taka the best care possi ble of their health. He warned the jurors that tha trial would tax their memories and reasoning pow ers and that healthful bodies were conducive to clear minds. He then excused them until Monday after noon. It waa explained that the recess was lengthened to that time be cause several of the defendants Iij t j tjt. Ilau "ul- "dum-bioou mey woum ob required to attend court every day. Several were excused early today in order that they might arrange their home affairs. The jury was completed with the defense waiving its tenth and final peremptory challenge. The gov ernment used all sixe of its oppor tunities to dismiss jurors without explanation. Attorneys for both sides said the jury was satisfactory. Each side ernment used all six of its oppor been paid to politics in challenging jurors, if the man was considered satisfactory otherwise. They agreed, however, that ten of the jurymen are Republicans and that the status of the other two Is doubtful. Washington, Jan. 81, Dr. Carl Hubselier, counsel of the Swiss legislation here, has been apiMn'nted Swiss consul-general at Montreal. Washington, Jan. 31, House and senate conferees on the oil land leasing bill reached a virtual airreement today, break ing a dead-lock over house and senate amendments to the so called remedial provisions of the oil section. Vienna, Wednesday, Jan. 28. Dispatches from Bucharest state that tlie bolsheviki are waiting1 at the frontier to offer peace terms to Rumania. If the terms are refused, the ad vices say, the soviet troops will advance. Santiago, Chile, Jan. 31 The Chilean, cabinet has re signed. Philadelphia, Pa Jan. SL Jay Gould and J. W. Wear of the Philadelphia Bacqnet club won the national amateur rao , quels doubles championship when they defeated Clarence C. Pell and Stanley Mortimer of ?few York here today by the scores of 1 9, 1511. 81, 1-1, 16 IS, a-lf, 157. Warsaw, Fridav, Jan. SO. The Polish army classes of 1900 and 1901 have been called to the colors. Sew Tort, Jan. 81. Attor news for the New Tork Ameri can League baseball club filed papers in a court action here today demanding an arronntin? by President B. B. Johnson of the learue reirardinv the status of certain funds alleged to be . the property of the leafac I LATE BULLETINS ALEDO PHONE GIRLS LEAVE THEIR JORS Operators Strike in De mand for Increase of 3 Cents an Hour. (Special to The Argus.) Aledo, 111., Jan. 31. Operators of the People's Telephone company walked out at noon today, following the refusal of their requests for an increas in salary of $6 per month. Officers of the institution refuse to make any statement and it is thought that an effort will be made to employ strikebreakers. On last Saturday a petition sign ed by nine operators, the assistant chief and the chief operator, was presented to Patrick O'Day, mana ger of the company. Mr. O'Day as sumed the attitude ot absolute se crecy In regard to the matter. Oth er officers of the company have taken the same position. The girls made public their demands and when their pay envelopes were re ceived this noon without the re quested addition, they flatly refus ed to sit at their switchboards. The result was entire postponement of service by that company. It is not 1 ivuuwii at luis lime wnetner any service will be available later in the day or not. An offer of $5 per week and the losing of the bonus which was giv en about two months ago was re fused by the girls. Mr. O'Day of- fered to pay out of his pocket the increase if the girls would work until Monday, when a meeting of the board of directors would be j called to decide the matter. This offer was flatly refused by the girls. At present a scale of pay ranging from ?28 to $40 per month is be : ing paid. The girls refuse to ac cept checks for half of the month of January without the additional which was asked. The increase as requested was about three cents !an hour over the pld scale. Dhcec,- j tors of the company seem to be of I tne opinion tnat me auair was oi no public intereot, having several I times flatly refused information to an Argus reporter. It is not known whether any fur ther offer vill be made the girls before Monday or not. It is thought that anything less than the demand made will continue to be rejected. NO CHECK UPON SPREAD OF FLU Heaviest Toll of Epidemic Is Taken in Chicago During Last 24 Hours. Chicago, Jan. 31. Influenza and pneumonia claimed the heaviest toll of the present epidemic during the past 24 hours. Two hundred and seven deaths, 122 from influ enza and S5 from pneumonia, were reported to Health Commissioner Robertson. Failure of convalescent influenza victims to safeguard their health is responsible for the heavy pneumo nia toll, Dr. Robertson said today. He advised convalescents to remain in their homes, and keep wann un til they recovered their strength. Public funerals were placed un der a ban today by health authori ties. The restrictions, similar to those in effect during last year's epidemic, prohibit more than ten persons from attending wakes and funerals and bar the attendance of children. , New York, Jan. 31. Deaths from influenza continued to increase to dav while there was a decided dron ed to the health department. There were 123 deaths from the disease, while new cases totaled 4,895. There were 137 deaths and 811 new new cases of pneumonia. With the influenza at its height New York is threatened today with a strike of engineers and firemen operating tha heating plants of many of the city's hotels and apartment houses. The strike has been called for 8 o'clock Monday morning unless the men's demands for increased wages and a 48-hour week are granted. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 31. An order was issued here today by the board of health closing all public and private schools on account of the epidemic of influenza. The order will go into effect at noon on Mon day. The order does not affect colleges and universities. FILM MACHINES LOST IN BLAZE New York, Jan. 31. Films and machinery valued at $100,000 were destroyed by Are today in a build ing occupied by the Simplex Pre cision Machine company, manufac turers of moving picture machines.' NO COALITION OF LABOR AND FARMERS SEEN Tendency to Class on Fun damental Principles Is Shown. BI DAT1D LAWREXCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Jan. 31. An alliance between organized labor and the farmers of the country, which has so often been suggested as the nucleus of a mighty political force in the next election, seems today about as plausible as a politi cal combination of employers and employes. And the developments which emphasize the tendency to clash rather than unite have come in the last few days with the as sembly in the. national capital of the representatives of practically j all the farmers' organizations in America, who insist that not only 1 must the railroads go back to their j private owners, but that govern- j ment ownership in any form must not prevail in this country. Two days ago Samuel Gompcrs, president of the American -Federation of Labor, and a delegation rep resenting the railroad crafts went to the White house and asked Pres ident Wilson to postpone the re turn of the railroads and grant a two-year extension so that a fairer trial could be given government op eration and so that Economic re adjustments might be smoothly ac complished. In that delegation were representatives of four farm er organizations George P. Hamp ton, managing director of the par'mers' National council; Paul Schweinburg, representing the Wis consin Society of Equity; A. C. Welch, president of the Minnesota Society of Equity, and George H. Griffith, Minnesota state manager' of the Non-Partisan league. Indignation which is unmistaka ble in its intensity has come out of the National Grange and affiliated farmer organizations, representing about four million farmers, and the charge is made that the four men in the delegation which went to the White house are representative of only a small and radical faction of American farmers. Is Representative Body. Certainly the gathering of farm ers who claim the right to speak for the agricultural interests of the taunrrr fnrn-1m'pemfig-one. The list includes the National Grange, which is active in the northern states, and the Farmers' Educa tional and Cooperative union, which has a large membership in 33 west ern and southern states, the Amer ican Farm Bureau federation, the International Farm congress, the National Farmers' congress, the National Association of Milk Pro ducers and the Cotton Growers' conference. izations make it clear that with the exception of the few farmers and certain astute men who have pre sumed to speak for radicals among the farmers, the men who till the soil are a unit against government ownership or operation of rail roads. They see a few would-be spokesmen of the farmers linked up with the Non-Partisan league (Continued On Page 4.) FLAMES CLAIM SEVEN LIVES Employes of Carnegie Steel Com pany Trapped in Fires in 15 Temporary Houses. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 31 Seven persons are known to have been burned to death early today when fire destroyed 15 temporary resi dences, occupied by employes of the Carnegie Steel company's plant at Clairton,,on the Mouongahela river, i 15 miles from Pittsburgh, fice building also was consumed WIFE PLEADS FOR WAR SWEETHEART OF HER HUSBAND New York, Jan. 31. Miss Emily jKnowles, an English girl, who met Perley K. Spiker oi Baltimore while he was at an aviation training camp in England, was admitted to the United States with her baby today after being detained at Ellis island while the authorities were considering the Vlea of Spiker's wife for permission to adopt the baby and Uie offer of Guy S. Spiker, brother of the aviator, to marry the ! girl. A telegram at the Island today from the department of labor or dered that mother and phild be ad mitted to the country for three months and placed in the care of William and Kate Butterfly of Fall River, Mass. A bond of $1,000 re quired for them has been furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Spiker. Mrs. Spiker's affidavit conatined the following: Mrs. Spiker's affidavit contained the following: HMy husband and Miss Knowles formed a friendship which ripened into something more than friend ship. Miss Knowles is not immoral under the immigration laws. She is a loveable, gentle, refined girL I would welcome her into my home. I know the moral character and tendencies ot my husband and know them to be beyond reproach." BONDING GO. PAYS FUNDS TO SCHOOLS Check of $12,000 Paid to Representatives of 3 School Boards. James M. Johnston,-Moltne, rep resentative of the Royal Indemnity company, surety for County Super- fntfviripnt nf Snhnnla T M TTarrla in the sum of $12,000, turned thla amount over to the representatives 0f the three townships involved In the school fund controversy, at his office in Moline at 11 o'clock thla morning. . - The check for the amonnt was . received from the Royal Indemnity company by Mr. Johnston this : morning, with instructions to make -payment. The check was made payable jointly to R. M. Johnson, treasurer for township No. 17, tak ing in the South Moline board; G. L. Peterson, treasurer of township No. 18, taking in the Moline board, and Harry B. Simmons, treasurer of Rock Island township. Due to the illness ot Mr. Sim mons, J. L. Vernon, president ot the Rock Island school board, rep resented Rock Island township. In a statement to The Argus this morning Mr. Johnston said that he did not know whether or not the $12,000 payment would liquidate all Miss Harris' indebtedness. How-, ever, he said that the bonding com- pany had no interest as to this for reason that once the company had paid over the full amount of the . bond, its responsibility had been liquidated. Miss Harris' original indebted ness to the Rock Island hoard was $16,C75.96, but approximately $10,- . 800 was obtained by the board by attachment of deposits of Miss Harris' in tho Central Trust and People's National banks of Rock Island and the State bank ot East Moline, according to Allan D. Welch, member of the finance com- mittee of the' 'Roefc Island school board. Miss Harris' original indebted- -ness to the Moline board was $8, 099.75, and to the South Moline board $1,405, according to L. A. Mahoney, Moline superintendent of schools. It was rumored today that even with the $12,000 payment from the bonding company there would not be enough money to liquidate all Miss Harris' indebtedness today, but that full settlement would be made soon. Other Money Received. In addition to the bond money paid over today the three town ship treasurers will tender a cash ier's check from persons interested, , for the sum of $1,911. Still a Shortage. Directly after the payment ot these funds a statement was given out that the money will be dis tributed to the various boards pro rate, and that there will still re main a shortage. This shortage la estimated to be approximately $600 each for the Rock Island and Moline boards and about $200 for the South Moline board. 'T--Resignation Rumored. Rumors were also prevalent that Miss Harris would resign her po sition after all discrepancies had been straightened out Attorney Johnston would not Bay today whether or not the Koyal In demnity company would prosecute Miss Harris. He said that C. E.-Trinder, New York attorney for the company, and C. W. French, the company's Chi cago agent, had made full invest!-, cation of the case here and had ! obtained information that it would A,, nf''be necessary for the bonding comr An oi-, . ,,, pany lu pay uvi lu iuc otuuui boards the full amount ot Misi Harris bond. ( Welch Makes Statement. Allan D. Welch, chairman of the Rock Island board, said that he is not disposed to allow the matter to end until all money due the school board is obtained. In fact, he said that the, school board has no other course to pursue. Relative to possible prosecution of Miss Harris, Mr. Welch said that be could not speak for the entire school board. He said that Miss Harris must furnish another bond before Bbe can bold her position. He assert ed that this would probably prove difficult with a bonding company. However, he said that such matters were entirely in the hands ot the board ot supervisors. TO OPEN NEVADA LAND DISTRICT Washington, Jan. 31. Twenty four government farms on the Newlands' project in Nevada, rang ing i - size from 29 to 106 acres of irrigated land will be opened to en-. try Feb. 26, Secretary Lane an nounced today. Each applicant must agree for himself and his suc cessors to take appropriate steps . to have his unit included within the Truckee Carson irrigation dis- trii t.