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Trinity River Flood
Most Serious iri His
tory of Texas City?
Damages Exceed a
Fort Worth, Texas, April 25.?
? Seventeen probably dead nnd prop
erty damage estimated at ap
proximately $1,000,000 is the toll oC
a flood which swept Fort ..Worth
? early today, carrying before it
scores ?f residences and small
buildings, overflowing hundreds of
acres of land and inundating sev
eral city streets.
The estimate of possibly 17 dead
was made by L. G. White, in charge
of Red Cross relief. The flood was
confined chiefly to the lowlands ad
joining the tributaries of the Trin
f ity river. Marine. Sycamore.
Ciearforks and the Trinity river
were swollen, overflowing the bot
toms nearby.
* The flood is the most severe in
the history of the city, according
to old time residents. Trinity riv
er stood at 36.7 feet at noon and
was still rising. The gauge meas
ured only seven feet yesterday.
i With the break of the East First
street levee late today it was be
lieved the water on being releas
ed would spread out. losing some of
- its force.
Coming on the heels of rains,
the heaviest in the history of Fort
AVorth, and a wind and electrical
storm, the flood took scores of j
people by surprise * The lowlands
adjoining Sycamore creek were the
first to suffer and at one time wa
ter was standing level with* the
roofs of residences.
*r Word reaching here tonight from
points north of Fort, Worth indi
cates that a further rise of the wa?
L ter is expected, ?Ttescue workers
"* are laboring tirelessly' in bringing j
relief to flood sufferers.
With boiler rooms of the city
power and light plant flooded, res
idential Fort Worth is spending a
night in -darkness. No drinking
water has been . .available- since
early morning. - - -
With the city facing a night oiTj
r darkness 500 members of the
American Legion ..were patrolling
the streets, augmenting the polico
Mafe- highways were covered
with water, cutting off traffic.
? 11
Fort Worth. April/ 25. ?John J.
McCain. Fort Worth city engineer.
issued a statement tonight, in which
he declared that the levees around
the rivers which broke here early
today and flooded lowlands of this
$ city were "d>'namited by unknown
parties/' and that an investiga
tion by a grand jury would be de
manded immediately.
**It is our opinion that the levee
did not break of its own accord
but was dynamited and as soon
as the situation is relieved we are
going to place the facts before the
grand jury and demand an inves
tigation." McCain declared.
- 'This decision is based uoon a
^?report made to me by John J.
Lyden, held supervisor and a
member of the levee board for the
\ last 12*years, in which he "declared
he had men patrolling the levee all
Monday night and all day Tues
day and that it ^as his opinion
that the levee was dynamited.
"We are not placing the blame
upon any one but we are going to i
j place the facts before^ the grand;
W jury."
St. Louis, April 25.?More than;
3.500 persons are homeless and at
least 1,500 homes in the Trinity
valley between Arlington Heights
and Fort Worth, Texas, are in
undated, according to advices re
ceived by the Southwestern division
of the American Red Cross here
^ Xew Orleans, April 2."??The Mis
sissippi river rose one-tenth of a
foot here today, the gauge stand
'.. ing at 22.? feet. The previous high
record here was 22 feet in If 12. A
maximum of 22.4 has been pre- i
"dieted by May 15 to 20.
Official reports of satisfac tory i
levee conditions continue to come
in to federal, state and parish levee |
engineers today. Topping i
* blanketing of low enbankments j
was in progress throughout the day
all along the lines, but flood eon-j
trol agencies declared ho serious"
s~ dit?culties had been encountered '
at any point. '
? I
Natchez. Miss.. April 25?A sc-i
rious slough appeared in the Mis- {
sissippi between Byrne and Buck-!
ridge, about 11 miles above Xew
ellton. La., today. A crack about
4*' feet lon^ with clear water show-'
ing developed. The threatening
c ondition caused great apprehen-|
sion for a time and men wen- rush
ed from adjacent points to combat
the new trouble. Late reports
from Xewellton stated that the
levee ij now in a satisfactory' con
Engineers stated that all levees
in the Fifth Louisiana levee district
arc holding. ;
, i
Fort Worth, April 2t>v?The
rain continued to fall today, mak-j
ing the flood comi:*:-*>ns more men-!
acmg. with the contipued rapid rise,
of Trinity river. F<gar<? are express
ed that the death ibii, placed at
iblLshed April, 1850.
Break in Levee at
Lake Concordia|
Forces Thousand?!
to Flee For Their
Natchez. Miss., April 27.?The;
flood waters of the Mississippi Riv- j
er which broke through the Wee
| coma levee at Lake Concordat,;
! entered the town of Ferriday. Lou- !
isiana with a population of five
hundred, today. The flood having to
i travel four miles before reaching:
! the - own gave residents ample time j
t to escape. Vidalia. La., which is
in the path of the released waters,'
has two thousand population and
the only means of communication j
with Concordia and Catahoulaj
parishes is by boat. The flood wa- j
ter is expected to cover parts of;
Texas, Franklin and Avoyelles par-1
ishes. comprising a rich farming I
area devoted to cotton. Former,
service men of Natchez post of the. ]
American Legion are erecting tents;
for refugee camps.
New Orleans, April 27.? \ break
has occurred in the Mississippi
levee at Poydras, ten miles south
of here, and three hundred and
fifty families are fleeing for their
Fort Worth, April 27.?A reces
sion of the Trinity River flood was!
noted today and officials are turn-;
ing the attention to a search for:
the sixty or more persons reported i
missing and the reconstruction nec- |
essitated ?Vo the result of the three j
days' fl bo J which inundated the low:
outlying sectoins. ..
The Trinity river is well within!
was restored today. The dead and'
feet over night. Street car service;
was restored today. The dead and I
missing here are-listed at forty-j
nine. The levee board has offer- j
ed five hundigld dollars reward for:
the arrest of -anyone convicted of >
illegally dynamiting the levees dur
Bug the' flood.
Attorney General Renders De- j
cision That is Important to ;
Hold Overs \
Columbia, April 27.?Tenure of j
office in several county oflices I
throughout the state will likely j
come under the provisions of an
opinion rendered by the attorney
generalis office today in connection i
with the election of a coroner in j
Piekens county, the attorney gen-!
eral holding that the present cor- j
oner, elected in 1920, at the end of j
the term of office of an interim!
appointee does not have to offer f >r
re-election this spring. It is said
that the office of sheriff in Union, j
Charleston and Cherokee counties
are in the same situation, and
probably other offices throughout j
the state.
In Piekens Coroner Mauklin wast
elected in 101S. He resigned and
Coroner Durham was appointed to
succeed him. D. Mauidin' term j
would have expired in'l!*22. but
when 1920, an election year, came, j
Coroner Beasley wasyelected to;
succeed Mr. Durham, the interim
appointee. \ow that the year has
come when Coroner Mauldin's term
would have expired, there is talk of
another election. The attorney
general's office, however, holds that
this is not necessary: that the term
of office is four years, and an opin
ion of the supreme court bolus that
the man appointed to succeed j
Mauidin in the middle of his term,
could only serve until the next elec
tion year. The governor cannot Jill i
an office, except temporarily, when
the constitution makes the office i
elective, the attorney general holds, j
It is understood that in several j
counties candidates are entering!
the field, for offices filled by eh e- !
tions which eaiue in the middle
of what would have been a term, I
had the offices not been vacated,]
according to the attorney general's]
ruling, no race is necessary for
such offices tint i] 11?24.
Expected to Pass Resolution
t rging Accept a nee
Baltimore, April 27.- The Xnt
ional League of Women Voters i>
expected t<> vote a resolution rec
ommending that the government
accept Henry Find's offer for Mu.s
Cle Shoals.
twenty and a property damage of
several million, would be increas
ed. Extensive sections on the
northwest and southeast side of;
tie- city are inundated. ftesponsi I
is awaited to the appeal of the Red
Cross for forty thousand dollars to
care for the sufferers. John IT.
McCain, chairman of the levee
board, is expected to retiuesi a !
grand jury investigation of alleged
dynamiting of the levees. Former!
service men are patroling the
"Be Just and Fear
IL S. Hydrographie
Office Receives Data
of an Ocean Earth
Washington, April L'T.?An un
usual phenomenon in the form of a
[general ground-swell, subterran
ean disturbance, earthquake or
! snbtorrestial shifting, which oc
I currod off the North Carolins coast
! was reported to the hydrographic
office by the naval coll'er Prome
theus. Sounds showed u> i>ofiom
! at one hundred and thirty faihonis.
! Thousands of porpoises leap* 1 into
ithe air during a disturbance iast
I ing two hours.
Bolsheviki Propaganda Spread
by Apparently Harshless
Washington, April 27 (Capital
News Service).? Brigadier Gener
al Amos Fries, chief of the division
of chemical warfare, U. S. Army,
Mason and patriot, warns Ameri
cans of the dangers lurking in ap
parently innocent clubs and socie
ties the very members of which are
unaware of the sinister purposes
behind their organization and the
way in which they are used for
the spreading of "red" propa
In an address before a congress
of Parent-Teacher Associations
General Fries said:
"There are organizations today
working through women's clubs,
men' clubs, fraternal, religious, la
bor and other bodies to teach com
munist doctrines. A number arej
operating under the guise of or
ganizations for the ' reduction of
armaments or the abolition of war.
They do not ordinarily admit that
they aim at communism and the
destruction of modern govern-1
General' Fries quoted from a
letter from a worsftra official of an j
organziation for 'world disarma-!
ment in which she states: "1 have i
no confidence in anything short of!
revolution, peacepil by all means;
if possible, bloody if necessary, in
every land, resulting in the es
tablishment of the communist idea;
in some form to* do away with t
war." ' j
"Note that while this woman is;
talking about world disarmament,
she advocates 'bloody revolution' if
necessary to put her communism
in force." said General Fries. \
"Those who want to live in that]
style should work for communism,"
he continued. "Put those who de-j
sire to live as Americans should ;
fight every organization tlmt tends!
to destroy the family and to make:
common property of everything in
the world, including human beings!
"We all learn to speak glibly of J
communists, anarchists, bolshevists,
and soviets. They arc all the same.;
They all have their ultimate* aim j
the destruction of the home and'
to make everything in the world
common property. If you destroy!
the incentive to work ami build a
home civilization will fail."
- I
\\as Deserted by Husband j
Who Forbade Anyone En- !
terini* House on Threat of I
Julia Shaw, a negro woman liv- i
ing at No. "?]?; s. Harvin street, was
found dead upon the door when
this house was entered by anxious
relatives at about It) o'clock on
Thursday morning. July Shaw, the
dead woman's husband, is said to 1
have treated this woman cruelly
deserting her. leaving town about j
a week ago and taking out, at that
time, all rations and provisions j
and forh dding her sist--r or anyone!
going near her, saying that if he
found it out be would surely kill
them. The woman had been sick
for some time and her death was I
probably du?- to a lack of proper]
attention, as her relatives and:
friends were kept away through I
fear of the fulltillmenl of the threat
of the husband. There was no in-|
<iuesi held. A warrant for tlo- ar
test of July lias been issued and!
will be put into effect as soon as!
Birthday of Man W ho Had
Honor of Receiving Robt. E.
Lee's Surrender Honored
Washington. April :.'T The gov
ernmental machinery was halt- I
today h\ a presidential order lb al
low the thousands of federal em
ployees and officials, with visitors
and citizenry lo do honor to the;
memory of (teneral Ulysses S.
(;rant at the dedieat ion of the;
bronzg memorial .it the Balameali
Gardens on the centenary of the!
birth - i the great union soldier aadi
Not?Tx*t all the ends Thon Aims't ;
Suniter, S. C, Saturd
Air Fl iwer S
[ ^ Lawrence Sperry lands at a roads
?ivyer,^it weighs only500 pounds s
3,000 Fai mers a n d
Business Men Are I
Working To-day to I
Complete Organiza-:
tion of-Cotton Mar-i
keting Association |
Columbia. April 2."..?Reports to!
the headquarters of the South rar-;
olina Cotton (Irowers* Cooperative;
Association today indicated that!
over 3,000 farmers and business i
men took the field today to ean-j
vass for signatures to the cotton
cooperative marketing contract. In;
many chics and towns there is ai
partial suspension of business for]
the day. In Dorchester county all]
of the c< unty offices closed for the!
day and all of the county officers!
went out in the canvass for con-:
AH records fur number of con- I
trai ts sign. d in one day appear t-> |
have been smashed yest? rday. Prom |
every section of the state came re
ports of a heavy sign-up and offi- |
cials of the association said today!
that while they were- as yet unable]
to give definite figures they were
confident that all records for one
day had bcey broken. Today, j
however, is exi>ecte<! to see yester
day's record broken by many thou
sands of b;JeS. flu- interest which
the business nvn of the state are
taking in the movement is attested;
by the genciocs response in most i
of the eouiities to the proclamation j
of the governor tevtay. h was said.;
The eontrae. of II. l'. Dyches. j
one of the largest farmers in Aiken i
county, was received today.
the right
of search;
Prohibition Case Appealed tot
the Supreme Court
Columbia. April 27.?The famous j
Louis Kanellos case, in which aj
(volumbia Greek, convicted ot* vio- j
luting the federal prohibition stat- j
utcs. is appealing on the ground!
that prohibition officers had no!
right to search his automobile. !
where the whiskey was found, is I
up for argument on appeal in the!
circuit court of appeals in Rich-1
mond on May 1". according ro an 1
nouncyment by L'nited States Dim j
trict Attorney Francis Ii. West on. |
of Columbia. Mr. West on era rep-j
resentative of his olliee will ;n to i
Richmond to argue the case for the;
government. The customs of this
case will settle an interesting point
in connection with the right of
search under the federal pro. j
hibition laws.
Rock Hill Won in !
Debating Contest'
Columbia^ April L'T. -The Rock i
Hill hi.e.h school affirmative de-j
hating teams won for the affirtha- !
live side of the state high school j
debating eontesi here today, the
query being: "Resolved. That the.j
ITogram of the Joint Special Com-j
mittee on Revenue and Taxation]
oilers the Rest Solution of South j
< 'a rolimi's Tax Rrohlem."
Rock liill was signally honored
todav. In addition to the victory
by the affirmative team, composed?
of Miss Catherine Massey and .Till- j
inn Starr, the Rock Hill negative
tram also went into die finals.
The state high school league to
d:i\ re- el.., ['rot*. R. C. Lau ts,
of Rock Itili. as president, and a
proposal is being considered to
:i girl track meet next year, the
first t" he held at Wint hrop t "01
Tin- girls' expression contest are!
on sliis afternoon. The sine high!
school week program will come to
climax with a big banquet Friday
night, following the tract meet.
it be thy Country's, Thy God's and
ay, April 29, 1922
tops for Gas
ide filling station for gas for his air
nd can land in an ordinary street.
Twenty-five Persons
Injured When Car
Runs Away While
Crew Are Working
on Door
Birmingham. April- 27.?Twenty
were injured and live seriously in
lured when a street car, unman
ned, dashed down a steep grade
and left ihr tracks and crashed into
a pole. The motorman and eon
duet or who were adjusting the
door were thrown from the car,
leaving the controls open.
Elacksburg Man Has Kis
Name Sent to Senate?No
Opposition Yet
Washington, April 2?.?John F.
Jones, of Blacksburg, was today
nominated to ho collector of inter
nal revenue for the district of
South Carolina. There is no indi
cation that his confirmation will
be opposed, but nothing positive can
he sr.id on that point, until Sena
tor Smith returns to Washington
which will probably he within the
next few days. Senator Smith
has not been well recently but is
practically recovered now.
lt. R. Tolbert, of Abbeville, who
was for a long time unsuccessfully
urged by Republican National
Committeeman Tolbert, his broth
er,' for the internal revenue collec
torship. is now being pushed by
the same influence for the federal
marshalship of the western dis
til.-t to .succeed C. J. Lyon, of Ab
beville, the Democratic incumbent,
who has been served with notice
that le- will be expected to retire
wheriev. r his successor is confirm
ed, although Marshal Lyon s term
is by no means ended. No nomi
nation for the marshalship has yet
been made, however.
Another South Carolina nomina
tion sent to the senate todity was
tiiat of Henry N. Folk, to he post
master at Hamberg, to succeed .\
W. Knight, the Democratic incum
bent, who was first on the list of
eligibles certified by the civil Ser
vice Commission.
Miss Frances Bulow Elected
President of Association at
Convention in Greenville
Greenville. April -Charleston
was selected as the next meeting
place by the South Carolina Grad-|
uate Nurses' association at its final I
session hero thi:-> afternoon. Al
though no definite date w:is set for]
the li>2o meeting, it was agreed
ihat it should be sometime during
Miss Frances Itulow of Charles
ton was elected president of I he
association for Lite ensuing year !
without opposition. while Miss
Margaret GuHedge of Columbia'
ivas" given the position of first j
vice president; Miss l~iur.il Black
burn of Columbia w:ts chosen sec
ond vice president. Miss Myers of
Charleston secretary and Mrs. !'..
M. Sjgmond of Chester treasurer.'
The convention lias been in session ,
in this city for two days and has
enjoyed an unusually pleasant and
pro?tabh- meeting.
Knox Trial is
Now Under Way
Monlros-s. Va.. April 27. The
trial of Miss Sarah Knox. the nurse
charged with th<- murder of Mrs.
Margarei Fastlake at Colonial
Beach, got tinder w.t) after Judge
Chinn had ordered all women from
the court room.
ti utirs."
I ________ !
I Secretary of Amer-1
ican Cotton Associa
tion Writes of Ob
servations Amom;*
Banking" Interests
Investigations among leading!
banking and business interests of
? the metropolis of the nation con-'
i vinco me that the present financial I
J condition of the country and the I
i enormous losses resulting to agri
culture and business as a result of
the drastic deflation policy inaug
urated in 1920. is being viewed with
deep concern in this section of the
! nation's concentrated wealth.
With twelve billion dollar hisses'
by the American farmers, most of j
which is still unpaid, the depre
ciation and sacrifice of Liberty
bonds by the masses, and the wreck
and ruin of a multitude of bank
ruptcies, this condition has gener
ated a nightmare of serious alarm
in the minds of many reading
financiers ia the East. These mul
tiplied billions of losses, now being
held in check in many local depart-;
mnets of trade and small banks,
must inevitably find their way into
I and he unloaded on the strong
i boxes of the great centers of fin
I a nee. There.- can be no escape from
j this ultimate result. The farmers
are unable to pay off debts con
it ractcd in era of unparalleled-i
inflation with deflated dollars and
a continuing period of low markei
values for staple farm products.1
The truth is gradually finding;
lodgment in the minds of our big
financiers that withOUi credits or
cash farmers can neither stimulate
production nor liquidate past due:
obligations. j
It is npw generally conceded,!
even in Wall street, that the de-j
baele of artificial deflation went!
too far and that the distribution of!
the enormous losses in the agricul
tural sections can not be held in'
suspense much longer. When the
day of final settlement and liqui
Idatiori comes, the verllow of loss
es upon the sum It streams of the
country must automatically be ab
sorbed in large measure by the j
great financial centers of the na-j
iton. because ultimately the decks'
now loaded with debts must be.
ch ared and the final toll of defla- '
tion accounted for.
There is strong outspoken senti- :
ment in Wall street against the in-,
jauguration of an agricultural bloc j
! in congress. This is neither sur-i
i prising nor unexpected. The poii
I cies of the government have so!
'long been controlled by big busi-i
ness concentrated finance in the!
East that any attempt by congress]
to enact measures of real benefit;
for the south and west is looked]
upon with suspicion and undis-j
guised objection. Farm legislation;
of any kind in congress, particn- j
larly if related to finance, arouses
j beih indignation and resistance]
I among those who breathe the at
mosphere flowing through the sky-:
scrapers of lower Manhattan. This,
is not due to any sentiment anlag-;
onistic to the welfare of the farm-i
ers as individuals or to the agri
cultural industry as a whole. It
bespeaks a jealous fear that tie.-,
enactment of federal legislation re
lating directly to agricultural fin
ance may encroach upon the right:*;
and emoluments of centralized
banking interests of the nation..
Some of the big trade papers of;
Wall street, reflecting the senti-!
ment of big banking interests in]
j thai section, bitterly assail the sen-;
j atorial agricultural bloc and every
I agricultural measure introduced In]
congress which in any wise tends;
j lo bring financial relief in farmers.!
j ?wen in this crucial hour of their j
j financial distress.
The new system of agricultural |
j credits for short term farm loans
I now pending ia congress will doubt- j
I less in vigorously opposed by these
large banking interests, their satel
i lites and supporters. Wall street.
I banking interests appear to be
j obsessed with the idea that the
[ destinies of American finance is a]
divine heritage which they alone
must exercise for the benefit of ev
ery department of American life;
and thai any encroachment noon
sta ll ri his by government even fs
[ an ifhpardonable sacrilege.
? Wall street bankers have uh
j duobiedly rendered a great ser
j vice t?' thousands of local banks
! throughout the agricultural sec-;
j tiorts of America, but there has
j never at any time in the past been
i displayed anv spirit of altruism to
I ward the sections to which such i
j hanking services have been ivi|
: tiered. The nation's demands for
! a broader and mote comprehensive
system of finance have grown be
j yond the fixed set rules ami regula-'
i tions of Kastern finance. Tin
I farmers of the nation can no long-j
t er look with safety to the hank
: vaults of the Kasi nor to the fed
I era! reserve banking system as now
[dominated by Eastern banking in
terests tor satisfac-tor\ short term
agricultural credits in the future.
I-The} have their eyes turned upon
the < oxide.-..-; of Libert} towering,
above the eapitol at Washington:
where the authorized representa
tives of the people sit in judgment;
upon I he naf ion s affairs.
It has been a long drawn out I
struggle, ami the great masses oj
the people have hol lle llle SUffel"- i
ing and trials o? financial oppres
. ion until they are well nigh ex-1
_ I
I Sen. Simmons Points
Out What It Means
to American People j
?Rates Are Exces
j Washington. April 2<l.? Summing
[lip a three hours' attack <>n the J
pending tariff hill today in tin- scn
i ate Senator Simmons (Democrat) !
j of North Carolina declared that it j
I was his "deliberate Judgment" .hat
! the- measure was "fraught with
! more danger i?> the people of the!
I country and the institutions under]
I which they live than any hill which
? ever crossed rhe threshold of this
j chamber.*'
j The senator said he supposed
,'i!n- measure would be passed, not!
because it met tin- judgment of the
;senate. hut because a considerable
part of tin- majority of the senate |
?"are willing to forego their oppo
sition to what they regard as un
just impositions upon the people in I
order to get concessions for those in
whorn thev are especiallv interest- j
j ed/'
! Departing from the text of his i
[address, which had been prepared
after what he described as careful
.study of the hill, the Democratic!
leader said there should he no de
liberate delaying taeties on the mi
nority side, hut that there must be
j full and free discussion "to make
; eh-ar what this bill if passed will
mean to the American people."
Will Double Rates,
j lie declared that the rates inj
[ the bill were from 40 to 50 pert
j cent, higher than those of the "ill
i la ted Payne-Aldrich" tariff bill and
; were double those in the Under
| wood law. Enactment of the
; measure, he asserted, would result
in higher costs of living increased
unemployment and the "further
monopolization of American indus
The senator charged that the
rule followed by the finance com-j
mit fee in determining rates, t-j-I
gether with the superadded rate
making powers conferred upon the '
president, "makes rate fixing al
most as much a matter of political
and personal patronage as the dis
tribution of federal offices."
After Senator Simmons con
cluded. Senator King (Democrat)
of I'tali continued his analysis of
tite chemical schedule, begun yes
terday. He charged that the pro
vision in the bill making it unlaw
ful to import dyes in containers or
packages bearing the trade mark
of dyes registered in the United
States was "a joker" added to the
measure in the interest of the "so
called chemical foundation of
which practically all dye manu
facturers in this country are mem
Matter of Dyes.
The Utah senator asserted that]
the chemical foundation claimed}
to own all the patents and trade
marks on dyes as a result of the
sab* to it of such patents and trade
n arks seized by the alien property
custodian during the war, and de
clared that a "decent regard for
treaties and international law for
bade such seizures.
"The only thing to do." he added,
?is to restore the seized property
to the German nationals. We are
not pirates nor are we brigands."
Chairman Met'umber of the fi
nance committee defended Ameri
can business men from what he
said had been the attacks made on ;
them by Senators King and .Tor.es J
(Democrats) of New Mexico in ad- t
dresses yesterday. He toia the ?
senate that he hail seen printed !
warnings to Americans traveling
abroad t<> beware of the merchants
of certain foreign countries because
they .vould rob the American tour
ists. He added that no such warn- \
ing had ever been given about }
American business men.
in opening1 his address Senator!
Simmons told the senate that aj
study of the bill in connection with |
existing conditions in this country I
aad abroad made it "perfectly!
clear" that it was framed with a
view to enable the industries pro
tected to advance further present
'?excessively high prices."
Marines and ttluejackets Call
ed to Guard American Idea
Peking. April 2 7.? Measures to \
protect American interests are be- !
in;: taken in view of the threat
ened hostilities between the forces j
of Cens. Chang T<o-Lin and Wu-.j
1'eid l-'u. Bluejacket:* ami marine* I
are expected today to reinforce 'he !
guard of tin- American !?_eati*>n. j
Wild tlowei-s in the woods are
la.nte compared with those on hats j
hausted and almost mendicants
upon their own domain. But a]
brighter day is dawning, the conn
try will rebuild its shattered for- j
tunes and enter upon the pathway '
of tin- future w ith renewed hope j
and safeguarded by a system of j
federal agricultural oodits that will
forever protect the agricultural In
dustry of the nation from the fear
ful catastrophe of the past two
rmto.N, Ksr.tiiii.-siK-i't June i. lsr.?.
Soviet Delegates at
Genoa Create Sen
sation by Sending
Note to Polish Dele
Genoa, April 2 7, (By the Asso
ciated Press).?Soviet Russia con
tributed another sensation to the
economic conference today by send
ing a note to the Polish delegation
remonstrating against Poland's ac
tion in joining with the allied,
powers in protest against a sepa
rate treaty between Russia and
Germany. Russia claimed that the
peace treaty between herself an.t
Poland covers all . relations be
tween the two countries, so that
Poland, like Germany, shouid not
participate in the discussion or*
Russian affairs, even intimating
that Poland by her present action'
in the conference has abrogated
the treaty signed at Riga on March
18, 1921.
Russia has a strong Red army
encamped near the Polish border,
and for this reason the Russian
remonstrances are regarded by
some of the delegates as equiva
lent to almost a threat against
The experts on the Russian ques
tion sitting without the Soviet del
egates today compared notes on
the new proposals presented by
the Russian delegates at yesterday^
session, and decided to forward
their report to their respective gov
ernments. It is expected that when
the answers are received from the
various capitols the powers will
submit counter propositions to the
Soviet couched in firm language, hi
an endeavor to reach a working
basis for au accord.
'AVe can not stay hre forever,"
said a French delegate toniglvi.
The French are disturbed over the
manner in which the English have
interpreted Premier Poincare's ad
dress. The French spokesman
made it clear that all Frenchmen
are alarmed over future military
possibilities of the Russo-German
treaty" and that 51. Poincare was
merely voicing France's genuine
disquietude: There are certain in
dications here that France with her
dwindling population is fearful of
the constantly increasing German
population; united with mighty
Russia. The French, attitude to~
ward Russia is described as like
that of Japan towards china
each wants an organized and pros
perous neighbor but does not de
sire that that neighbor be so
strong as to loom ui> as a possible
Washington, April 21?.- The Rus
sian people will never accept the
?evident plan of the allies at Ge
noa to partition Russia into colo
nies of the European nations'*
probably including Germany,
Count ilya Tolstoy declared in an
address today. Such an atteirraj,
he added, would bring great dan
ger to the.future and he advised
America to keep "hands off' and
recognize any Russian government
which will guarantee se ?urity to
trade, labor, property and persona;
Lenine, Stinnes of Germany and
Lloyd George, whom <.'onnt.Tolstoy
described as controlling the destiny
of Europe, each have plans for the
settlement of Europe, he said, but
the British diplomacy "arms at
capturing the. Russian market,,"
which conflicts with Stinnes* de
signs on this market to "mako
enough to pay the German indem
Meanwhile, added. "Lenine
hopes to retain -power by Sellin?
Russian concessions for loans to
bolster up ihe Rolsheviki. and to
permit them yet to take advan
tage of a ruined Europe to achieve
a world revolution toward com
?*lt is this situation." the s-. ak
er declared, "which has '?? 5b
about the Genoa conference, cng
land and France know that it Oer'
many gets the Russian market
she will have won the war. So
now the plan is to apportion tip
Russia's great natural resources
among the allies and to make her
a seco.nd India. Britain will vget
the oil wells. France probably the
mines: Germany will be giver, a
share to keep her in the plot, and
Lenine will get the loans in ex
change for these concessions which
will keep 'the P.olsheviki in pow*
Eighty per cent cf the Russian
people, he added, were "bitter
against the allies and especial!}
against Britain," and this, he
warned, "spells great danger for
the future."
Government Ruildini? Destroy
ed. Twenty Dead and Many
Malaga. Spain. April 2<k?There
are twenty known dead, and thirty
injured as result of a tire that
swept the government building l.-w
nijgltt and is still burning today. It
was feared it would spread to the
customs house where great quan
tities of ammunition destined for
the use of the Spanish forces in.
Morocco are stored.

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