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, AVJc&tern Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People IXTY-NINTH YEAR NO. 115, WEDNESDAY MARCH 3, 1920-SDITEEN PAGES" PRICE FIVE GENTS. Atma araiAD or cckcutiok. r n . y r oj on" aj jwlJlsuvJ Uuvl bv mm. tow CUTS LIST OF DEFENDANTS DOWN TO 85 Acts on Own Motion and Says It's Useless to Argue Over Rest. Grand Rapids, Mich., March 3. fifteen more defendants were dis charged by Judge Sessions in the Newberry elections conspiracy trial today. This left the field at 85 de fendants. The fifth count of the indictment was also dismissed. This was the one founded on the federal statute of Oct. 16, 1918. On Own Motion. Judge Sessions took both actions on his own motion. He said tbat a "very close attention to the prose cution's evidence and a careful itudy of the evidence" had convinc ed him that he would be unwar ranted In holding the men named for a Jury verdict He directed th clerk to enter a formal verdict Of "not guilty" in the fifteen cases. No I'se to Argue. , Judge Sessions denied defense notions for dismissal of counts three and six of the indictment. He then notified James O. Murfin that it would be useless to argue a mo tion for a directed verdict as to all the defendants, as he would deny it r FIBST WOMAN IN UPPER HOUSE OF DUTCH ASSEMBLY The Hague, Tuesday, March 2. Mm. PotimiB Smit, a socialist, will be the Drat woman member ot the upper .house of the Dutch parlia mwit, hiving been elected to that offlce by the North Holland pro vincial legislature at Haarlem to day. Mrs. Smit defeated the only jial candidate by a margin of two votei. Women have for some time held seats in the second chamber. COMMITTEES OPEN SIFTING MILL IN ILLINOIS CON-CON Springfield, 111., March 3. The committees ot the Illinois consti tutional convention this afternoon kegan sifting the proposed changes is the basic law with a view to presenting soon some final reports m the propositions. The convention held a brief ses- ii this morning and adjourned in order to give this afternoon for a lumber ot committee meetings. Following th moraine sessions Chuta E. Woodward president of ue convention, called a meeting of the committee chairmen to con- uer a program of public hearings ob various propositions before the convention. Delegate Michael Rosenberr ob tained unanimous consent and in troduced a proposal to exempt bun the child labor and compul sory education statutes children Wed in theatrical and musical Performances if the children so Jttployed are given an .education t private tutor. A motion by Delegate Charles S. Wtting of Chicago for the appoint wt of a committee to supervise "J pnmung of the convention rec- was referred to the rules Wmnittee. Delegate Morton D. Hull of Chi- go suggested the motion saying tUt it hail taan filo BTnapjAnA. In Ceneral assembly that unfair -so in id records nau neen Mo..'- SOT AUTO FEVER? WELL, HERE'S CUBE: GAS IS GOING UP Chlcaco. Murr-h 5 5mHK..llV. leather wttk - .w i j v . , r. ai m suuia wiuua gut DO Joy to Chicatra antoists "toy. " JPrle of gasoline was ad J?c 1 cent throughout the city "y- making the new figure 26 gallon. ft-L?" of 1bor and materials "IKmsible, the dealers say, and Predict more raises during the T ENJOINS WIRE WALKOUT te1'; Mo, March 3. A tem restraining onw farMiMifi tiL u. I or tering of strikes UitC0??. today by U. S. E2 Judge Farls against O. J. EH44", chairman ot the a" ooard of the International ?ood of Eleitrical Workers, v Hi" petals of the organiia- iteSfii th rder wUI be m m. L'OUR President Takes First Motor Spin Since His BreakdowninOctober Washington. March 3 President Wilson went for, a motor ride to day, leaving the White house grounds for the first time since he was ordered to bed last October by Rear Admiral Grayson, his phy sician, "a very aick man." The president was accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, Dr. Grayson and secret service men and took a spin arouna tne "speedway", along the Potomac. A closed car wag used and the party left through the Former Subjects Attack Ex-KaiserFor Failure to Die at Head of His Army Berlin, Tuesday, March 2. The fight to deprive the former emperor of his properties and fortune began in earnest today when the motion of the majority socialists of the diet, to refer the issue to the na tional assembly, precipitated an acrimonious debate. The majority socialists vied with the independ ents in denunciation of the former ruler in an effort to defeat the pro posed settlement by accomplishing the confiscation of the Hohenzol lern nossessions. This would be done Through constitutional amend ment, voting the former emperor a fixed sum for his maintenance. Should Have Died Fighting. Deputy Graef, a majority social ist, declared that the ex-ruler had ASK CHURCHES TO ESTABLISH MARKET CLUBS State Price Commission Seeks Backing in Efforts Chicago, March 3, The Illinois fair price commission today re quested all churches in Illinois to organize marketing cluba, pledging to use the commissioner's fair price list, and to report violations of anti-profiteering, regulations. Churches also were asked to unite, and preach household econ omy through the budget system of buying, elimination ot luxuries and use of cheap but wholesome foods, from all pulpits March 21. STRAUSS QUITS SHIPPING BOARD Washington, March 3. Albert Strauss ofi New York resigned to day as a member of tbe federal re serve board. Mr. Strauss said he had accept ed appointment to the board with the understanding tbat he would be allowed to retire when his work waa finished. He felt, he said, that this time had come, especially in view of his need for a rest Mr. Strauss was desirous to make clear that there had been no fric tion in the board. - Benson Nominated. Admiral William S. Benson, re tired, was today nominated by Pres ident Wilson to be a member of the shipping board. DEFICIENCY BILL, CUT DOWN, PASSED AFTER HOT WORDS Washington, March 3. After a stormy debate the senate today voted 33 to 27 to accept the con ference report on the urgent defi ciency bill. The conferees elim inated a number ot items from the senate bill, including $3,000,000 for tbe repair ot naval vessels. DOUBLE MURDER COXVICTIOX. Chicago, March 3. William Yan cey Mills, a negro, was convicted of two murders by a Jury today and sentenced to death. FIGHT ON FOR BOOK ADVANCE Springfield, HI.. March 3. Notice of application for a rehearing was filed in the supreme coart today by Albrecht & Stehman, a school book publishing firm of Chicago, in a suit to compel State Superintendent of Public Instruction Francis G. Blair to certify a new price list for school books. Superintendent Blair has refused to certify a new list contending tbat under the act, of 1917 legislature the last list .certified must be in effect five years. The supreme' court upheld Superintendent Blair X the Feferouj torn. ... southwest gates. Photographers, who had waited several weeks for the ' president's reappearance . in public, were prohibited by the po lice from taking photographs. Almost ideal weather prevailed for the president's ride, the day being as balmy as ' one late in spring, with only a gentle wind stirring. The -car was kept closed throughout the. trip, however. Tbe president sat in the rear seat with Mrs. Wilson and kept his cap in his hand .most of the time. failed to live up to the . historic precedents of his race. He had not died at the head of his troops. He chose instead, the deputy contin ued, a midnight flight to Holland, where "he now is promenading and sawing wood." The democrats and clericals join ed in voting for the government's measure providing that the settle ment be referred to the committee of judiciary. Will Take Many' Weeks. The judiciary committee now takes the bill under advisement, and conferences are expected to last many weeks. 1 The motion of - the majority so cialists, providing for action by the national assembly, has been tem porarily tabled. SWISS PEOPLE DECIDE LEAGUE QUESTION SOON Special Election Agreed Vpom Without Waiting to See What . America Does, f Bernes, Tuesday, March 2. Ad herence to the League of Nations by Switzerland was approved 'by the Swiss national council today by a vote of 114 to 55. This decision does not bind this country to enter the league, but recommends a pleb iscite to be held during April or May, in which the people will vote their desires. The national coun cil was asked to approve ' Switzer land's entrance to the league by the government a few days ago, after it had been decided to aban don what was known as the "Amer ican clauses" by which Switzer land would delay action until the United States had ratified the treaty of Versailles. Council at Paris March 12. Paris, Tuesday, March . 2. (French Wireless Sendee.) The League of Nations council will hold its annual meeting in Paris March 12. The organization of the com mission which is to investigate con ditions in Russia will he taken up, it is understood. The first number of the official organ of the League of Nations has just been issued. This broebnre contains the covenant of the league, a list of the nations which have al ready ratified the treaty of Ver sailles, the letters of adherence to the covenant from the states invit ed to join, and the proces-verbal of the first session of the league coun cil, besides that ot the international labor council's first meeting. The booklet, which was issued in Lon don, is printed in both French and English. ' UNITE TRAINING SCHOOLS FOR TARS Washington, March 3. Consoli dation of the officers' training school and the sea service training school of the shipping board into one department under the direction of Captain Irving I Evans, with headquarters at New Tork city waa announced today by the shipping board. No change, in the various officers' schools in different sec tions of the country is contemplat ed, it was. stated, the two services being consolidated to centralise the supervision ot the work. SHOTS FAIL TO HIT HUNGARIAN WAR MINISTER Budapest, March 2. (By the As sociated Press). An attempt was made today to assassinate Stephaa Friederich, former premier and minister of war in the present Hun garian cabinet. Several shots were fired at his motor car shortly before noon. Herr Friederich was not in- WETS ABOUT TO SHALLOW DRUG TRADE? Chicago Pill Makers, Alarmed, Flee to Wash ington for Succor. v Chicago, March 3. The Chicago Retail Druggists' association will urge that "restrictions on liquor sold oh prescription be tightened and that the prohibition laws be more , strictly enforced," it being known today, when it was an nonnced officers of the association left for' Washington yesterday to confer with officials of the internal revenue department. Liquor Men" Active. -"Many saloonkeepers who have stocks of liquor on hand," A. E. Ormes, editor of the association's paper declared, "are making sur reptious inquiries as to the chances of opening drug stores. They are offering pharmacists and drug clerks higher salaries to work for them in case they open drug stores. "Their plans patently are noth ing more than to operate camou flage drugstores and make a busi ness of selling whisky on prescrip tion." , Hear Arguments Monday. Washington, March 3. Under an agreement between counsel an nounced today by Assistant Attor ney General Frierson, the supreme court will hear arguments Monday om, appeals from ' Kentucky and Massachusetts, as well as the Rhode Island case involving the validity ot the prohibition amend ment and nortions of the enforce ment act. Take Cognae Frem Ships ' New Tork, March 3. Govern ment agents were victorious in the first pitched battle to result in New York from enforcement of the prohibition law and todayxthe vic tors triumphantly turned over to the customs authorities 537 bottles ot cognac seized aboard the Italian steamship Presidente Wilson. Mem bers of the crew switched off lights far down in tbe ship's interior and smashed bottles by flinging heavy pieces ot iron, but a half dozen federal agents finally carried the liquor off the ship. ANYBODY WANT TO BUY HOG ISLAND? READY FOR BIDS -1 Washington, March 3. The ship ping board is ready to sell Hog is land, the great fabricating shipyard built during the war. Chairman Payne announced today that title to the yard site had been perfected by payment of $1,757,000 to the American International Ship building company, which owned the land, and that he was ready to re ceive tenders for the property. REELECT M'NTJTT FOR THIRD TIME MUSCATINE MAYOR Muscatine, Iowa, March 3. Robert S. McNutt was elected mayor for a third time yesterday m a tnree cornered fight The runner-up in the race was Alderman Joe Miller, a Socialist. With a sin gle exception every Republican candidate was successful. Social ist representation in the council has been reduced.. SAYS PACKERS GROW FAT ON COURT ORDERS Washington, March 3. The "Big Five" meat mrWa vara ohaparf m- " - v ut in testimony given before the houBe aBTjcuuurai committee today by J. H. Montxomerv of Rasin w w:h . t ' J "'I niui navinz redurori tivAetnir driven growers out ot business. r. Montgomery described him self as "Just an ordinary stock grower." Ha dsnlnmrf n...i - . . uyuuvuwu and "immunity baths" in proceed ings against tne packers. "The packers thrive on injunc tions." he said. "An ri.,nni. - - wjwivtlVU does not bother them ahy more than insect powaer aoes a cootie. The whole beef packing industry should be put through a delousina- sta tion." ' Lack of action by congress in passing legislation to control the packers and recent court decrees are causing a loss of confidence In both congress and the courts, the witness, said. These conditions are producing Socialists, anarchists and bolshe vists faster than the attorney gea eral can get bottoms to ship them obC said. OUR MARY PLAYS IN SPOKEN DRAMA AND ITS TRAGEDY c Mary PickfonL Reno, Nev., March 3. Mary Pick ford, motion picture star, was granted a divorce from Owen Moore last nignt at Minden, a small town near Carson City, on grounds of desertion. She has been at the Campbell ranch at Genoa, nearby, since Feb. 15. She was ac companied to the court room by her mother, Mrs. Smith, and 'she wept freely while testifying. Owen Mocre was not in court, though . he was at Minden at luncheon, Monday. He was represented by an attorney in the proceedings. - Los Angeles, Calif., March 3. Mary Pickford, who was granted -a divorce from Owen Moore at Min den, Nev., on the grounds ot de sertion, was reported "out of town" at the moving picture studios here. Miss Pickford and Mr. Moore have been separated for several years. They have worked at tbe same stu dios, but never in the same com pany since their separation. Miss Pickford's family and friends have always declined to discuss her marital affairs, but because of her religious faith it was a surprise in motion picture circles when word of the decree was received. EDWARDS' NAME IS PUT BEFORE STATE DEMOS. Springfield, III., March 3.--The presidential petition ot Governor Edward I. Edwards of New Jer sey1, Democratic candidate for pres ident on a "wet" platform, was filed with Secretary of State. Em- merson today by Charles J. Mich ael ot Chicago, a member ot the constitutional convention. The pe tition carried 4,975 names, prac tically all being from Cook county. Harding Breaks Precedent. ( Fort Worth, Tex.. March 3 Sen ator Warren G. Harding of Ohio, candidate for the Republican pres idential nomination, set a prece dent in southern politics today by campaigning in Texas. He is de clared to be the first Republican presidential candidate ever to cam paign in. person in this state. . Chicago, March 3. Petitions for General Leonard Wood will be filed in every state presidential primary with -the exception of California, William Cooper Proctor, chairman of the-Wood committee, announced today. ; . COMPETE AGAIN IN SHIP RATES Washlngtonr March 3. Competi tion in ocean shipping rates was restored today by an order of the shipping board withdrawing all freight tariffs heretofore published and leaving the matter of rates in the hands of the individual opera tors of shipping board vessels. ' : DEPUTY SUCCEEDS J' TO APPELLATE JOB Ottawa I1L March' 3. A. E. Snow, Republican of Ottawa, today was appointed tlerk of the Second district appelate ccurt,- to fill the vacancy left by th' death of Chris- topner c Duffy. - The appointment was made by ta Judges, sitting nere.,.. .. .: . -r a fc .... Mr. Snow setved as' deputy clerk under Mr. Duffy for 29 years.' He has the endorsement - of , Henry, anns. aim gwnOsay , TAX RICH TO PAY SERVICE raws Plan of Vets' Agent, Who Attacks D'Oher and Starts Row. Washington, March 3. Another row occurred today at hearings be fore the house ways and means committee on soldier relief meas ures. It came when Edward H. Hale, representing veterans of for eign wars, told the committee that statements made ' yesterday by Franklin D'Olier, commander . of the American legion, were "erron eous and should be contradicted." A storm of protest resulted, but Chairman Fordney restored quiet by warning that unless order could be maintained "we will quit these hearings." After five minutes of wrangling among members Chairman Ford ney ruled that witnesses should not criticize other organizations. Make Rich Pay It All. Hale urged passage of a bill au thorizing relief to discharged ser vice men at the rate of $30 a month instead of $50. with an additional grant of $100 to those who served overseas. He also favored passage of the Morgan bill, which would give service men the option of se lecting homesteads. "How could tbe money be raised for this bonus?" asked Represent ative Kitchin, Democrat, North Carolina. "There is a public debt Of 126,000,000,000 now." ' "Our plan," said Hale, "would be to tax all incomes above $50,000 at the rate of 2 per cent, graduating that until 7 per cent would be charged on incomes above $1,000, 000. This would provide $200,000, 000, according to the internal rev enue bureau." "Some of the alleged economies practiced by this congress are a crime," the witness Baid, whereup on Mr, Kitehin remarked that "the economy of this Republican con gress surely is a crime." -Get Onlj Lip Appreciation. Hale said7'lip appreciation and nothing more," had been extended to discharged soldiers. "These men," he declared, "have been turned back to civilian life with 60 pieces of silver and they have been brought face to face with the ingratitude of the repub lic. The only wonder is that they have stood so long the apathetic attitude ot congress." Members of congress received back pay when they were discharg ed from the army and returned to the house, he said, adding that oth ers were equally as deserving as ex-soldier congressmen. CHICAGO FORCED TO CUT PAYROLL BY LACE OF CASH Chicago, March 3. More than 18,000 city employes face reduc tions in salaries ranging from $300 to $600 for 1920, under recommend ations made by the council finance committee today concurrently with approval of a budget for the year amounting to $32,239,915.04. The bndget, as recommended, appropri ates money to nay employes for only 11 months' work during the year. The reductions were neces sary, the committee reported, be cause of a serious shortage ot funds. Employes - had petitioned for increased wages. SEND FORCE TO TURK CAPITAL Marseilles, March 3. (French Wireless Service). The steamer Austria will sail from this port to night for the near east with 1,500 French troops who will disembark at Constantinople. TURKISH ARMY LEFT TOO WEAK FOR OFFENSIVE London, March 3. The disposi tion of the Turkish navy was def initely settled by the allied supreme council today when it decided that the peace treaty should provide that the warships be broken up. The Turkish army will be reduced to snch a point by the peace terms that it would not - be effective against another country. The council . deliberated - this morning ct the report of Marshal Foch on the military situation as.' regard! Turkey, but it did not de termine upon tbe details of the mili- itr, t.rm. af Ihm tmhr WHY NOT TAKE SOME ISLANDS , FROM BRITISH? McAdoo , Thinks "r That Would Help Ease the Financial Strain. BT DAVID LAWRENCE. Washington, D . C. March 3. William Gibbs McAdoo, former sec retary of the treasury, is in town for a little while, presumably to nurse along his political' boom. Having dealt with matters of taxa tion, it is natural that he should be found discussing ways of reduc ing taxes. And the most novel sug gestion he makes is that the United States shall buy several British colonies, such as the Bermudas, Ja maica, British Honduras, Barba dos, the Bahamas, Nassau, and other islands off the Atlantic coast of this continent. In payment, Mr. McAdoo declares, the United States should give Great Britain credit on her war debt to us. This, e be lieves, will help Great Britain and ourselves, because it will tend to stabilize foreign exchange and mean an earlier settlement of the European debt. Price Hard to Fix. It's hard to estimate what the price of the islands is on the mar ket ot international barter, but not long ago the United States pur chased the Danish West Indies for $25,000,000. Of course, the British possessions are much more valua ble than that. The price might be calculated on the basis of exports and imports and some of the Brit ish possessions are worth a good deal. Jamaica, for instance, has plenty of sugar, though its rum isn't particularly useful at this time. On the whole, tbe United States could find a billion dollars' worth of value in some of these islands without much trouble and get it back in commodities in a short time. But were it not for the principle enunciated by the distinguished father-in-law of Mr. McAdoo, name ly, the principle of self-determination, it. would be easy to get the proposition going, for it is said that British sentiment is not a bit ad verse to discussion of the matter. What, for instance, would be the opinion of peoples in tbe Bermu das, Bahamas, and so on, about be ing annexed to dry land? Serious ly speaking, there has been an an nexation movement in some of these British islands for some time. They have wanted to be. annexed to (Continued on Page Sixteen.) , WILSLPS " SUFFSINW.VA. Charleston, W. Va., March 3. Backed by the telegraphed support of President Wilson, advocates of suffrage in the state senate were prepared today to bring ratification of the suffrage constitutional amendment up for a final vote. The president's entry N into the contest was made last night in. telegrams to Senators J. E.'Fra zier and Milton Burr, urging them to support the measure. COMMUNISTS HELD TO TRIAL Chicago. March 3. William Bross Lloyd, millionaire sergeant-at-arms of the communist labor party, and 15 other communists, must stand trial on indictments recently re turned charging them with conspir acy to overthrow the government by force. ' Judge Oscar Hebel today denied a motion to quash the indictments which the defendants claimed were faulty, on the broad charge of con spiracy did not make any specific allegation as to the form or method to be used. U.S. ARMY SOON OUT OF SIBERIA London, March 3. The American troops have virtually completed their evacuation of Siberia, the so viet government reports from Mos cow. The. wireless dispatch from the Russian capital today said that "the last American detachment evacuating Siberia" had reached Vladivostok. -o i The Weather o 0 Probably rain or snow tonight or tomorrow, Much colder Thursday, with the lowest temperature to night about 15 to 20 degrees above. Strong wind, shifting to the north west K'2st yesterday, 54 ; lowest last nfgbf; 29. Wind velocity, il miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. - yester. yester. today Dry bulb temp... 4S 40 30 Wet bulb temp.. .37 34 29 ReL humidity .. .33 60 94 River stage, 4 'feet; no change in the bust 24 hours. ,JAU SHFJilKR. MetfaraltgisL HEAR SOVIET RULE BEGINS IN PORTUGAL Report Follows News of a General Rail and Wire Strike in Country. Madrid,. March 3. Report from the Portuguese frontier today de clare that the workmen in Portu gal have proclaimed a eoviet re public. The postal, the telegraphic and other workers are said to have Joined the railroad men in the mpve. The news, which reached here from the border by telephone, has not been confirmed. Strike on Railroad. A strike of all the employes on the Portuguese railroads was an nounced in a dispatch from Tuy, Spain, on the Portuguese border Tuesday. The strike began Mon day night. The message said .it was believed all the postal and - telegraphic employes would strike in sympathy with the railroad men who were demanding an in crease in wages. Attempt at Milan. Milan, March 3. (Havaa.) In compliance with orders from So- . cialist leaders, workers who have been on strike attempted to resume work yesterday, but anarchist groups attacked factories, tiw tramway and stores, and compelled a continuation of the strike. Radicals seized a number ot Milan establishments and pro claimed a soviet but were expelled by military forces. An attack on the labor exchange by anarchists was repulsed by the troops. EGGSTN DROP ' 1 TO 6 CENTS Chicago, March 3. Eggs dropped from 1 to 6 cents on the Cbicagd produce market this morning. Tha greatest decline was registered by miscellaneous eggs, comprising re ceipts from the farm, which fell to 41 to 46 cents as compared to yesterday's price of 47 to 49 cents. ROAD BIDS ARE LITTLE LOWER Springfield, 111., March 3. Bids received today by the state depart ment of public works and building for construction of hard roads show a slight reduction over figures of a week ago, but state highway offi cials are not optimistic over the prospect of building the 1,100 miles planned for this year. NATIONAL GUARD BAND DISCHARGED Springfield, 111., March 3. Hon-, orabie discharges from headquar-t ters company, 10th infantry, Illi nois National Guard, were granted! to all members of the regimental! band today. The band of the regi-i ment s has been reorganized at( Warsaw. SEATTLE DODGES ' CHANCE TO ELECT A 'SOVIET MAYOR Seattle, Wash., March J. Hugh i M. Caldwell, former array major.j was elected mayor of Seattle yes terday by a majority of 16,7811 votes over James Duncan, secretary of the Seattle Central Labor coun cil, his opponent, according to com plete unofficial returns. Caldwell's vote was 50,840, ac cording to the unofficial returns, and Duncan's 34,059. STATE SHARE OF BAPTIST CHURCH FUND IS $7,800,000 Chicago, March 3. Illinois' share of the $100,000,000 fund to be rais-, ed by the Baptist church 'has been set at $7,800,009. 52 YEARS FOR HOTEL ATTACK New York, March. 3. Raymon Roderiguez and Adriana Alveres Herra, who beat and robbed Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Broderick t tv-" Tex, at the Hotel Knicke last December, were sen' day to serve 52 ve ' months eac prison. TV Mclntyrc I