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THE ROOK ISLAND ARGUS.
A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People "SgtY-NINTH YEAH. NO. 122. THURSDAY MARCH 11, 1920 SIXTEEN PAGEST ASSOCIATED FUM UASD MEMBKB ADD IT BuaKAU OT CISCULATIONI. PRICE FIVE CENTS. i ml BSD mm rn UUVJ'IAAJ IHF 0)? Pi COAL COfaSSIOM GIVES JET INCREASE OF 11 PER CENT OVER PRESENT RATE Bcport Finished and Plac ed in Hands of Presi ' dent Wilson. 8t Loots, o March 1L TkomM T. Brewster, chairman tt the coal operators' scale committee In the central com Mtithe field, asserted the price if tod would be increased If tJie miners were granted the 25 per cent watte Increase, as rec nmended today by the com mhrion appointed by President Wilson to settle the coal min ers' strike. SprliurfieCd, 111, March 1L linen of Illinois will not be Mtiifled with the award by the eoal strike settlement com mis loa bat they mast accept it or break faith, Frank Partington, president of the United Mine Tforkrs of Illinois said today. "It is not what the miners wpected," said President Far. rlngton. "but they must ac cept It." , Washington, March 11. A 25 per cent wage increase for bituminous coal miners is recommended in a matority report of the commission i&nolnted by President Wilson to ettle tie coal strike. No change in working hours or conditions was recommended. John P. White, representing the miners, held out for a higher wage increase, It was said, and will submit a minority report. The wage increase proposed will absorb the 14 per cent granted when the miners returned to work lut November, so that the actual increase is 11 per tent over present wages. Tl majority recommended that lie check-off system, by which the wvstMttors collect from the miners' duel to the unions, be retained, it alto recommended that the ques tion of differentials be referred to a special commission to be ap pointed by the joint wage scale con ference and to report in two years. Xot RetroactiTe. The wage increase would not be made retroactive. The commission did not ask that the powers of the fuel administration be conferred on it The majority recommendations were submitted today to President Wilson, but have not yet been made public, Whije house officials aylng that they were awaiting the 7 Could Not Make it Unanimous. f Rembrandt Peale, representing the operators, joined with Henry m. Robinson, representing the pub lic, in signing the majority report. The report was submitted to the president only after the commission had labored for several days in an effort to compose its differences and make a unanimous report as it ai requested to do in the letter from President Wilson creating it lst November. The majority made no recom mendation as to price increases to cover the advances in wages. Its itatement that it did not ask for the fuel administration's powers s taken to mean that it held that the question of increased prices was one for the fuel admin istration to decide. Anthracite Seirotiations On. Mw York. March 11. The sub-1 "mmmee of operators and min j sppotnted to negotiate a new agreement for the anthracite 1 miners held its first confer ce here todav .aii, i J ttpected to continue for several ; 2r? b"tre definite decision is wached. Neither the minors nor yWrstora are hopeful of an early wnsmn, as no definite agreement "I he reached until the bltum noiii coal commission hands down Ls , a ln the cas ot the ! miners. soft GO INTO GRAIN CORPORATION "htagton, March 11. An ln 2 Wlon of the United States da, k "ration was ordered to ' bT the senate. IHllNlNE BURNING; 136 MEN MISSING fcife ity' March "--One bun- kJ? M thirtV-Bil minora h nnt J? counted for in the El Bordo ear . ?achnc. mining city Bid,,"1'? C"y in the state of otw where flre broke out this rie. ,ccordln t0 telephone from Pacauca, HOUSTON SEES PERIL IN PLAN FOR BOND ISSUE Washington, March 11. A bond issue of $2,500,000,000 to pay ad justed compensation to former service men "might result in dis aster," Secretary Houston today told the house ways and means committee, which is considering soldier relief legislation. Increased taxes to extend aid to former service men was suggested by the secretary as "the least harmful way," but he said the pro posed expenditure of two billion dollars "would be a serious one for people to confront at this time." Situation Sot Critical. "The present financial situation is not critical," Mr. Houston said. "economy by the people, avoidance of waste in expenditures, economi cal appropriations by congress and prudence in handling these appro priations will naturally relieve the situation." An -attempt to sell bonds and place other paper on the market at existing rates of interest would be difficult, he said. Further credit expansion, which has been a factor in the upward trend of living costs, would be inevitable if another bond issue were approved, he said. ULSTER ACCEPTS RULE WITH A "BUT" Belfast, March 11. The Ulster unionist council decided in favor of the six Ulster counties being controlled by. the Ulster parlia ment, should the new home rule bill be enacted, but declined to ac cept any responsibility in regard to the bill. Belfast, Ireland, March 11. Sir Edward Carson, the Ulster Union ist leader, said in a speech that if the present home rule bill passed, Ulster won. CALIFORNIA MAN ON FARM BOARD Washington, March 11. William N. Joyce of Berkeley, Cal., was nominated today by President Wil son to be a member of the federal farm loan board to succeed George W. Norris, resigned. Rise of Woman Means Fall of Man, Setback For Race, Doctor Says Chicago, March 11. Dr. William J. Hickson, head of Chicago's psy chopathic laboratory, today declar ed that decadence of the nation can only result from the ascendency gained by "women in affairs." "The women have secured the drop on the men in this country," said Dr. Hickson. "The nation has put its head in the noose of Puri tanism and demoralization of indi vidual and national fibre is inevi table." Prohibition Mew Mania. Hickson said prohibition is typi cal of the "modern puritan mania," and added: "The church movements are typ ical. They, with prohibition, with so-called high standard- of moral Not Money, But News Is All Villa Wants in "Kidnaping" Americans Washington, March 11. Rela-' tives and friends of Americans kidnaped by Pancho Villa need have no concern as to their safety and may dismiss all fear that they may be held for ransom if they re pose full confidence in a commun ication recently received from the Mexican bandit leader. According to his note of assurance, he has adopted the only practical means he can think of to get a friendly conversation with various repre sentative Americana who cross his trail, and, while they are his "guests" they will be treated with every consideration and returned unharmed and unrobbed to their friends. Sent UoftkIanv The substance of Villa's com munication was transmitted unof ficially to officers of the intelli gence branch ot the war depart ment coincident with a consular BRITISH TRADE UNIONS FAVOR LAWFUL STEPS Reject Miners' Proposal of Force for National ization. London, March 11. The special trade union congress in session here, voted overwhelmingly today against the strike policy and in favor of continued efforts by con stitutional means, to effect the na tionalization of mines. The vote came after Secretary Hodges of the miners federation moved a resolution in favor of di rect action to compel natioaliza tion. He took this step in accord ance with instructions issued by the miners' federation yesterday. Adoption of a resolution favoring political action in the form of in tensive political, propaganda in preparation for the general elec tion followed. ALL EVIDENCE IN NEWBERRY TRIAL IN BY SATURDAY Grand Rapids, Mich., Marrh 11. All the proofs in the Newberry elections conspiracy trial will be before the jury by Saturday and arguments of counsel will start Monday. This was agreed to by attorneys and Judge Sessions to day. The arguments will be lim ited to eight hours for each side, apportioned to individuals as the counsel may determine. There was no court session to day. Paul King, chief witness for the defense, was still held in bed by his doctors, but against his own inclination. Judge Sessions announced he had been assured that in all probability King would be able to resume the stand tomor row. CLEAN UP CHICAGO IN MONTH, PLEDGE OF CHIEF GARRITY Chicago, March 11. Chief ot Po lice John J. Garrity announced to day he would "rid Chicagcrof crime within the next six months. The chief's prediction followed passage of an ordinance by the city council giving him sole control of the po lice department. WILSON WORKERS BENEFIT BY NEW INSURANCE FUND Chicago, March 11. Wilson & Co., packers, today announced es tablishment of an employes' bene fit fund under which 25,000 work ers will receive health, accident and life insurance. Dues were fix ed at 20 cents a week. ity, result in a deterioration of masculine physical and mental vir ility. There is a falling off of cre ative ability. The lowering of the birth rate already is noticeable. American pep, which was the re sult of a masculine dominated country, soon will be a thing of the past. Is Slipping- Fast "The effemination of man already is noticeable. . The male today is inferior in most respects to the fe male. He is aping her in the mat ter of clothes. He bows to her leg islation and vaguely whoops it up for her reforms. He is fast taking second place and with his fall there is no question-that produc tion in the United States, mental and material, will decline." report received at the state depart ment announcing the release of Joseph Williams, who had been carried off into the mountains by Villa last week after an attack on a train in which Williams was a passenger. Williams was the fifth American captured by the outlaw in two months, all of whom have been released without the payment of ransom. Cat Off From Sews. In the message Villa explained that'only a vague idea of what was going on in the outside world could be had where he was. and the desire to learn more, to gain the American's point of view and a determination to give opportun ities to carry back with them tome of his own theories of what a gov ernment should be, had caused him to determine to gather in his guests where he might find them regardless of their willingness to accept his invitation. BARS WOMEN HVOTING ON APRIL 13 Brundage Holds Sex Can not Express Presiden tial Preference. Springfield. 111., March 11. At torney General Brundage today ruled that women cannot vote in the presidential primary. His rul ing was made on a request for in formation from Robert M. Sweit zer, county clerk of Cook county. According to the opinion of the attorney general women are not entitled to vote for any of the can didates at the primary election to be held Tuesday, April 13. The opinion means that women will not be allowed to designate their preference for the presidential candidates. "Women can not vote at the pri maries to be held Tuesday, April 13," said the attorney general, "un less the federal suffrage amend ment becomes effective in the mean time." Jieed No Ballot. At the office of Secretary of State Louis L. Emmerson it was announced recently that women might express their preference for the presidential candidates, but they would not be allowed to vote for candidates for delegates to the national conventions or for pre cinct committee. State election of ficials said the ruling ot the attor ney general apparently makes it unnecessary to have a woman's bal lot at the April primary, VENElELAiS ONLY NEUTRAL 0UT0FLEA6HE San Salvador, Republic of Salva dor, March 11. The congress of Salvador today ratified the execu tive decree under which Salvador becomes a member of the League ot Nations. r.ut One Still Ont A list of the neutral natiops in vited to become members of the League of Nations, cabled from London on Wednesday, showed that all but two of the 13 nations, non signatories of the Versailles treaty. invited to become original mem bers of the league, had definitely accepted. These two nations, the list showed, were Salvador and 1 Venezuela. The definite action now taken by Salvador leaves Venezuela as the only uncertainty on the list. ALLIES AGAIN FLOURISH WHIP OVER GERMANY Latter Try to Keep Visitors Ont of Forts That Are ot To Be Dismantled. Paris, March, 11. The conference of ambassadors today decided to send the German government a very firmly worded note, demand ing immediate application of the penalties promised for the out rages suffered by officers of the inter-allied commission to the Baltic states during the German evacuation of this region which has hitherto been delayed. At the demand of the British delegation the conference has de cided to demand aagin that the government at Belgrade order the evacuation of Radeersbure. 37 miles southeast of Gratz, which is still ocxupiea Dy me Jugo-Slavs, contrary to the decisions of the conference. Visit All Forts. The conference has sent precise instructions to the commissions of Control in Germany, as the Ger man government has contested their right to visit fortresses which are not to be destroyed. The con trol commissions were meant to have the right to visit all German fortified places. I.S.F0R TURK TROUBLES London, March 11. Blame for the troubles that are being experi enced in settling the Turkish prob lems were laid at the door of the United States by Earl Curzon, the foreign secretary. In explaining the peace conference's negotiations to the house ot lords today. SPORT READERS Beginning tomorrow, and daily thereafter, do not fail to read on the sporting page of The Argus, The Sport light, by Grantland Rice, the world's fore most writer of sports. The Argus has con tracted for the, exclu sive use of this feature in this territory. v MODISTE SAYS THEY'LL MAKE STYLES SAME Art Can Do No More for Women, for the Present at Least Chicago, March 11. Modistes, who will hold a 5-day semi-annual convention here beginning March 15 in connection with the fashion show of the Fashion Art League of America, will advocate there be no change in design, Madame Alma Ripley, president of the league, an nounced today. "Price of materials and work manship combine to make a rad ical change in style impossible," she said. "Never were American women so well dressed. The pres ent modes are adapted to them and conform to every woman's individ uality. Women are expressing themselves in dress more subtly and more harmoniously than ever before." LOSES $50,000 STRING PEARLS Chicago," March 11. A' rope "of pink pearls valued at $50,000 was stolen from Mrs. Robert F. Carr, Chicago society woman, while she was a guest of the Glenn Springs Hotel, Watkins, New York, March 2, it becitme known today when Lloyd's insurance agency offered a reward of $15,000. Mrs. Carr's husband, Robert F. Carr, is president of the Dearborn Chemical company of Chicago, and president of the board of trustees of the University of Illinois. Elmyra, N. Y., March 11. Mrs. Robert F. Carr of Chicago, a guest at the Glenn Springs health re sort at Watkins, near here, stated today that the regard for the loss of her pearl necklace valued at $50,000 was $1,500 instead of $15,- 000, as reported from Chicago. Mrs. Carr said she does not know if the pearls were lost or stolen. ESCAPES FROM PEX. Joliet, 111., March 11. James Clark, sentenced from Woodford county for burglary escaped from the new penitentiary here today. WEST VIRGINIA FOR SUFFRAGE; NEED BUT TWO Charleston, W. Va., March 11. The state senate last night ratified the federal suffrage amendment, 15 to 14, ending a long and warmly contested fight and swinging this state into the suffrage column. All previous votes resulted in a tie, 14 to 14. The house of delegates ratified the amendment a week ago, 47 to 40. With West Virginia in the suf frage column, only two more states are needed to ratify the Susan B. Anthony amendment to the United States constitution. Unseat Montgomery. Ratification in the senate was finally brought about by the un seating of Senator A. R. Montgom ery of Boone county, on the ground that he is now a resident ot Illinois, and the arrival of Senator Jesse A. Bloch of Wheeling from Pasa dena. Cal., after a flying trip across country. ! BASKETBALL Results of two afternoon games played in the "Little Nineteen" con ference tournament at Augustana college today: St Viator. 59; Blackburn, 20. (1 to 2 o'clock). Carbondale, 32; Macomb, 31. (2 to 3 o'clock). St Viator's Wins. In the first game this afternoon In the minor division, St Viator's defeated Blackburn by a score of 59 to 20. The winners led easily throughout the entire play and were able to use second string men la the last half. law wins in CONTESTFOR NEGRO'S LIFE Will Lockett, Cause of Lexington Riot, Sent to Death in Chair. Eddyrille, Ky., March 11. Petrie Kimbrough, elias Will Lockett, convicted slayer of Geneva Hard man, and confessed slayer-tSf four other women, died in the electric chair at Eddyville prison at 4:32 o'clock this morning. - There were slight signs of emo tion on the negro's face as he was placed in the electric chair and the black cap lowered over his head. Prison Electrician Collier turned on the electric current which killed Kimbrough within 15 seconds. Two brothers of the Hardman girl and 17 Lexington citizens, to gether with eight soldiers and 12 prison guards, witnessed the exe cution, which apparently was car ried out without a hitch in pre arranged plans. Prayed and Sang-. The negro refused to make a statement when he was taken from his cell. Continually, however, during the night he was heard praying aloud and singing hymns. He declared yesterday he was ready to die and that he prayed for the 10-year-old girl he killed, and the entire Hardman family. The body will be buried in the prison cemetery this afternoon. Cause of Riot. It was to protect Kimbrough from a mob that Kentucky militia men recently fired on a crowd at Lexington, which later was pa trolled by federal troops. ASK SPEED OF STATE CON-CON Springfield. 111., March 11. Committees of the Illinois consti tutional convention were instruct ed to "speed up" today by Presi dent Charles E. Woodward. President Woodward told the convention that progress in fram ing a new basic law now depends upon the work of the committee to which all proposals 4iave been re fered. He requested all members to be prompt in their attendance at committee meetings during the next two weeks. The convention adjourned today to meet again next Tuesday. The report of the military af fairs committee on the military article of the new constitution was made a special order of business for next Tuesday. This is the first committee to return a final report. The committee on initiative, ref erendum and recall will hold a meeting next Wednesday night at i which a vote will be taken on the question of reporting out initiative and referendum proposals. If the majority of the committee favors incorporating the initiative and ref erendum in the constitution a pro posal will be framed for submis sion to the convention. TWO TOLLED WHEN TRAIN RUNS DOWN A GASOLINE CAR Savanna, 111., March 11. Cor oroner J. B. Schreiter of Carroll county, Illinois, returned to Sa vanna today after conducting an inquest yesterday afternoon into the death of Jacob and Leslie Bland, father and son, who were killed when their gasoline car was struck on a bridge near Daggetts Station, 111., by a Burlington rail road freight train. Both were em ployed by the railroad company. CALL OFF HUNGER STRIKE AS SOUP ODOR DRIFTS LN Detroit. Mich.. March 11. The hunger strike of 300 aliens at Fort White, which began Tuesday, was called off when the prisoners suc cumbed to the aroma of soup and arguments of officers. The Weather Unsettled with rain or snow to night or Friday. Colder. The low est temperature tonight will be near freezing. Winds becoming strong northwest. Highest yester day, 53 ; lowest last night 44. Wind velocity, 4 miles. Precipitation, none. 12 m. 7p.m. 7am. yester. yester. today Dry bulb 50 47 47 Wet bulb 47 46 47 Rel. humidity . .79 95 99 River stage, 4.5, a fall of .1 in the last 21 hours. J. Jt khkrtrr Ueteoroioclst PAN-AMERICAN DOUBTS BEING CLEARED AWAY Wilson Commits U. S. Article X as Senate Debates. to By DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus). Washington, D. C March 11. While the senate of the United States has been debating reserva tions, especially one that would per mit this country lone to interpret the Monroe doctrine, the govern ments ot Central and South Amer ica have quietly sought and ob tained an interpretation of that doctrine which rivals in importance the original declaration by Presi dent Monroe. The government of Salvador was the leader in the movement, which has now taken on all the formality necessary to make the definition given by President Wilson an in tegral part of international law. For the covenant of the League of Nations will become international law so far as the members ari rnn- Icerned, and Salvador has just de- ciaea to enter the league with the understanding of the Monroe doc trine officially given her by the de partment of state upon instruction from President Wilson. Some fu ture administration can, of course, interpret the Monroe doctrine dif ferently, for it is a national policy but the legal value of an excep tion noted at the time of entrance to the league cannot be exagger ated. As the senate of the United States has phrased it, the Monroe doctrine was not only to be inter preted by the United States alone, but any incoming member of the league would have been in the posi tion of signing a blank check ac cepting any interpretation which future administrations might seek to impose. At least now they have a definition on which they can base future protests. Copies to AIL Practically all the Central and South American governments have obtained conies of the corresoond- jence between the state department and the legation of Salvador and called, it to the attention of their fvrmne,ni6,': 'each-of' Which in all prowbHitjr,oii entering the League of Nations will make reference to the definition given by President Wilson and thiti protect themselves legally against wrongful use of the Monroe doctrine in the future, a circumstance that has kept Spanish-American countries suspicious of the United States for a long time. The government of Salvador, through its aiert minister here, was careful not to try to define the Monroe doctrine, respecting the 'same as purely a national policy of the United States. But at the same time it was deemed not improper to ask the United States for an in terpretation. Acting Secretary Polk ' in his formal note to Salvador, said : "The views of this government with reference to the Monroe doc trine were set forth in the address of the president of the United States to the second Pan-American scientific congress, copy of the per tinent portions of which I beg to attach herewith." Left Much In Doubt Then follows this extract from the speech of President Wilson, Jan. 9, 1915: "The Monroe doctrine was pro claimed by the United States on her own authority. It always has been maintained and always will be maintained upon her own respon- (Continued oa Page Two.) MISSOURI TOWN IN WIND PATH; SEVERAL DEAD Joplin, Mo., March 11. Several persons were killed and extensive damage caused by a tornado which struck Nevada, Mo., 60 miles north, this afternoon, according to re ports received by officials of a tel ephone company. The message stated the Vernon County Trust company building was destroyed. THIRD PARTY IS CERTAIN WITH A FULL TICKET St Louis, Mo., March 11. A new political party with the commit tee of 48 as its nucleus, will have candidates for president and vice president in the forthcoming na tional election, it was announced here today. Paul Harris Drake of Boston, a director of the "forty-eighters," said the proposed party would be composed of "liberal" organiza tions, such as the American labor party and various farmers' socie ties. Candidates will be selected at a national convention to be held probably here, next June, he ex plained, GALL HOOVER TO SUPPORT SlIltlSTORY Admiral Says Ex-Food Administrator Will .: Back Statements. Washington, March 11. Herbert Hoover will be called to testify In the senate Investigation of the navy's conduct of the war. Rear Admiral Sims told the In quiry committee today that Mr. Hoover had an intimate knowledge of the situation in Europe at the time America entered the war, and asked that he be summoned to sub stantiate the admiral's testimony with regard to the gravity of the allies' position at that time. Sims Wants Proof. Admiral Sims said he had receiv ed a note from Mr. Hoover saying be would be here Saturday, and Chairman Hale agreed to call him on that day. Admiral Sims said he would like to have the former food administrator call ed before he proceeded further in order that there should "be no doubt in my mind that 1 have sub stantiated the part of my letter in which I described the gravity of the crisis which we faced In 1917 and pointed out how near to dis aster the lack of action by the de partment at that time brought us. "The allies, indeed, barely escap ed a peace without victory," said the admiral. Continues Testimony. Indications that the navy depart ment withheld sending all available American naval craft to European waters early in the war because of a des'ire to keep the main body of the nation's sea strength intact for possible eventualities were contain ed in Admiral Sims' testimony to day before the senate committee investigating the naval conduct ot the war. He read a cablegram from . the navy department, dated July 10, 1917, containing an outline of the department's policy and declar ing that "while a successful ter mination of the present war must always be the first allied aim and -will probably will result in dimin- ' ished tension throughout the world, the future position of the United States must not be jeopardized by an disintegration of our main; fight ing fleet. The same cablegram. Admiral Sims said, contained this state ment: "The navy department announc es as its general plan of action the following: Its willingness to send iis minor fighting forces in any number not incompatible with home need to any field of action deemed advisable by the allied admiralty council: its unwillingness as a mat ter of policy to separate any divis ion from the main fleet tor service abroad, although it is willing to send the entire battleship fleet abroad to act as a united but co operating unit when the emergency is deemed to warrant it." Three Months After Declaration. With regard to this message and . statement of policy Admiral Sims said it was the "first definite state ment of policy, I had received, ar riving a few days over three months after we had declared war." "The astounding features of this policy were, however, that while it stated our intention to cooperate to the utmost degree, still such co operation was conditioned - first upon an adequate defense of our own waters and next upon the fu ture position of the United States after this war was finished," said the admiral. "I am wholly unable to conceive of any war policy based i upon the requirements of any fu iture possible war." A message received from the navy department, dated July 5, to the ef fect that several small vessels were being sent to augment bis forces "indicated that they were at last beginning to realize that there was a war being fought in European waters, declared Admiral Sims. Would Let Oar Coast Go. On April 23, Aug. 24 and Sept. 19, 1918, Admiral Sims said he wrote the department expressing his dis appointment at the apparent non success of the destroyer bulding program in the United States and urging the necesstly of "speedng up" production of anti-submarine craft and sending every available vessel to the war zone even at the expense of the protection of the coasts of the United States. "I am only introducing testimony so far along in 1918 at this time to bring out the accumulated effect ot not having thrown our full weight into the war at the begining," the admiral said. EDUCATION COST GOma UP;U. OFC. DOUBLES TUITION Chicago, March 11. An increase of from $40 to ISO a year in tuition fees at thj University of Chicago, effective for the summer quarter, was announced today. A quarter includes 11 weeks of work and the fee covers three subjects for that - i period. The charge for additional ubjects remains at $20 eact, - 1