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CRATS LINED UP TO INSURE
(By Associated Press)
Washington, March 12. A substi
tute for Article ten of the reservation
of the peace treaty was introduced by
Senator Lodge. It follows the form
of the draft agreed on by partisan
compromised negotiations, and a voU
Is planned fctr late today. Republic
ans claim almost enough Democrats
already lined up to ratify the treaty
on this basis.
Can't Forecast Result
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, March 12 Nobody to
day could tell what is likely to happen
in the treaty fight. So many cross
currents in the negotiations for com
promise Article ten that even the
Senate leaders are at a loss to under
stand where the pact Is drifting.
A vote on Article ten is not expect
ed until tomorrow.
Newberry's Manager Collapsed
(By Associated Press.)
Grand Rapids. March 12. Paul
King, Newberry's campaign manager,
collapsed when he attempted to re
sume testimony in the election con
(piracy trial today and the case was
adjourned until tomorrow. King has
PHONES FOR SALE
(By Associated Press.)
London, March 12. A company is
offering for sale in Great Britain a
'tome wireless telephone" apparatus
contained In a box light enough to be
carried by a leather handle. It is
claimed the outfit Is capable of re-,
ceiving messages : from all the princi
pal wireless stations in Europe, Iti
needs only to be placed on a table!
and the sounding telephones connect-j
ed and it is ready for use. No exter
nal "aerial" is required. It costal
ONE YEAR AG0 TODAY
Eugene V. Debs, Socialist leader,
in a farewell address at Cleveland
before beginning a 10-year sentence
for violation of the Espontage act,
referred to Lenine and Trctzky as
"the foremost statesmen of the age."
WICKET FIGHTING IN CHINA
POPULAR WITH U. 8. MARINES
San Francisco, March 11. Cricket
fighting Js a very popular sport in
China, according to U. S. Marines
h Just returned here from a tour
of duty In the Orient.
"The most celebrated cricket fights
are those at Fa-ti. near Canton," says
ne of these sea-soldlers. "A num
ber of sheds are provided, made of
Patting, and are divided into com
partments. Each compartment con
ktos a table .with a vessel standing
n it in which the encounters take
"Big contests are waged, the at
tendance is large, and betting is
heavy. Pinal results are jested con
spicuously Crickets are matched ac
cording to weight and color.
"When a cricket with a. long rec
ord of victories dies, its owner puts
't In a tiny coffin and buries it. be
lieving that funeral honors will as
gnre him good luck In finding good
The people of the United States,
compriaing about one-sixteenth of the
population of the world, consume al
most one-fourth of the world's sup
Ply of sugar.
(By Associated Press.)
Madrid, March 12.-A Lisbon tele
gram says the Portuguese govern
ment has issued a proclamation that
the new cabinet assuming power in
this time of distress and when the re
Public is shaken to its foundation by
a confusion of minds of the people,
and the spirit of opposition to disci
pline pervading the country, asks for
support in this grave hour.
L JULY 17
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, March 12. Disregard
of the Navy Department of his rec
ommendation in regard tv the adop
tion of the convoy system is described
by Admiral Sims as having an in-
fi n i t tll7 Tn n Crt paKlnna Knn.lM ik
i..ikwj mi, v Dciiuua ucaiuig uii 1,11c i
v-ar than othor cases of alleged in
efficiency cited in previous testimony
before the Senate investigating com
mittee. He said the Navy Depart
ment failed to adopt the convoy sys
tem until late in July, 1917, despite
Support Legislation to Get Totes
(By Associated Press )
Washington, March 12. Congress
men will support the soldier bonus
legislation '"to get votes." Frank P.
Keech, of New York, a former lieu
tenant colonel Inspector general de
partment, told the Ways and 'Means
committee. Chairman Fordney char
acterized ' the statement as an insult
J Treaty Agreed On
(By Associated Press.)
London, March 12. New Hungar
ian peace treaty definitely agreed on
by the peace conference and placed
in the hands of the drafting commit
tee. The treaty is expected to be com
pleted within a week. Territorial
terms which Hungary protested, re
main unchanged but various econom
ic concessions are granted.
One hundredth anniversary of the
death of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the
famous explorer of Canada.
Chief Justice White today com
pletes his twenty-sixth year on the
supreme bench of the United Stales.
Gen. John J Pershing is to be the
principal guest at a reception tonight
of the Southern Society of Washing
ton, D. C.
At Indianapolis today Gen. Leon
ard Wood 'is to hold conference wltb
Indiana Republican leaders favorable
to his presidency candidacy.
Governor Milliken, Senator Hale
and other eminent sons of Maine, are
to be guests cf the Maine Society of
New York at a dinner and dance to
night in celebration of the centennial
of Maine Statehood.
Organization of an inter-allied
commission to investigate conditions
In Russia is expected to be taken up
I y the, League of Nations Council at
a meeting to begin today in Paris.
No soaps containing animal fats of
any kinds are sold in India, because
of religious prejudice. American ex
porters, disregarding this fact w-re
for a long time unable to build up
any business in India. Finally they
overcame the difficulty by printing on
the soap wrappers the fact that their
wares were made wholly of vegetable
The process of crushing the seeds
of various plants for the purpose of
extracting the oils has been known
and employed in Japan for centuries .
YS NOT USED
(By Associated Press.) .
Washington. March 12. The week
of March 22nd has been set by the De
partment of Justice for the first "save
money on meat" week, In which the
public Is asked to buy cheaper cuts
and thus aid the high cost campaign.
IN THE DAY'S NEWS
Rt. Rev. Joseph Schrembs, Who is
sponsor for a plan to merge nine
thousand organizations of Catholic
women in the United States Into one
association, has been bishop of the
Toledo diocese since Its creation In
1912. Bishop Schrembs was born in
the historic" town of Ratisbon, Ba
aria, 54 years ago today. He cam?
to America in 1877 and began his
studies at the Archabbey of St. Vin
cent, near Pittsburgh, where a broth
er had entered the Benedictine com
munity some years before. After fln-
(By Associated Press.).
Branson, Mo., March 12. Flooded
dreams added menace to life and
property In southeast Missouri,
where a tornado yesterday killed at
least thirteen, injured others anddnl
unestimated property damage. Every
stream in the Ozark Hills is bank full
or overflowing. It Is believed that la
ter reports will show an Increase in
the death list.
TODAY'S CALENDAR OF SPORTS
RACING; Winter meeting of Cuba
American Jockey Club, at Havana.
Winter meeting of Business -Men's
Racing Association at New Orleans.
BOWLING: Annual meeting-and
election of American Bowling Con
gress, at Peoria.
FOOTBALL: Annual meeting of
Intercollegiate ' Football Rules Com
mittee, at New York. '
BASKETBALL: National A. A. U.
championships, at Atlanta. Illinois
intercollegiate Championships, at
Rock Island. Inland Empire inter
scholastic championships, at Spokane.
Indiana interscholastic champion
ships at Bloomington. Colorado in
terscholastic championships, at Den
ver. BOXING: Jimmy Wilde vs.
Frankie Mason, 10 rounds, at Toledo
Benny Valger vs. Herman Smith. 10
rounds, at Buffalo. Bob Martin vs.
Jack Riley, 10 rounds, at, Kalamazoo.
National Industrial A. A. champion
ships, at Akron.
1710 Dr. Thomas A. Arne, who
wrote "Rule Britannia," born in
London. Died there March f
J 776 Lady Hester Stanhope, the bril
liant niece and companion of Wil
liam Pitt, born. Died June 23,
1S20 Sir Alexander Mackenzie, the
famous explorer of Canada, Sled
in Scotland. : Born there about
1S70 Don Enrique de Bourbon,
brother of the ex-King of Spain,
was killed in a duel with the Due
188S Henry Berg, founder of the
American Society for the Preven
tion of Cruelty to Animals, died
in New York City. Born there in
1900 British forces occupied Bloam-
fontein, capital of the Orang
1907 Mrs. Russell Sage created the
Sage Foundation with $10,000,000
for philanthropic work.
1918 A bill for State-wide prohibi
tion was defeated in the Mary
The annual production of wheat in
the world prior to the war amounted
to about "100.0C0. 000 tons, the largest
producers being Russia, with an out
put of 22,000,000 tons, and the United
States, which provided nearly 10,000,
FLOODED STREAMS IK SOUTH
EASTERN MISSOURI MENACE
HOW TO LIFE Ml' PROPERTY
LEFT U. S.
(fly Associated Press 1
New York, March 12. Fifty-three
thousand immigrants have arrived at
Vllfa Tain n I alnna Tn 1 n r A alvln.
I one thousand persons have departed.
Representative Siegel, of the House
ihibltion caused many departures.
j ishing his college course he taught
' school for two years In Louisville. In
, 1884 Bishop Rlchter, of Grand Rap
ids, adopted him as a student 'of his
diocese and sent him to the Grand
j Seminary, Montreal, to study theol
ogy. After his ordination in 1889 Fa-
ther Schrembs filled pastorates In
Saginaw and Bay City, Mich. In 1901
he was appointed vicar general of the
Grand Rapids diocese. Six years la
ter he attained the higher honors of
puxiliary bishop of Grand Rapids and
then bishop of the new diocese, of To
ledo. THOUSAND DOLLARS AND v
PASS HOME AWAITS VET
ERAN OF THE ARGONNE
Philadelphia, March 11. A thou
sand dollars, a ticket to North Da
kota and a pension await a ''wander
ing doughboy in a fur coat" at the lo
cal Red Cross headquarters.
The ebb tide of the army brought
Joe Lennore to Philadelphia from a
nearby demobilization camp. He reg
istered at the Salvation Army Hotel
and from there was taken to St. Ag
nes' Hospital for treatment of his
wounds. He wore eleven wound
stripes, had a croix de guerre, two
citations and medals from the Span
ish-American war. i
When . discharged from the hospi
tal he collected compensation through
the Red Cross, bought a fur coat, and
disappeared without leaving an ad
dress. Since then his compensation
under the Sweet bill has piled up a
thousand dollars to his credit. As he
is gradually, becoming blind, he is
given double disability, permanent In
su ranee privileges, and in addition
the Public Health Service has a free
ticket for him return to his home in
North Dakota. He is a veteran of
the Argone and Chateau-Thierry.
OF INTEREST TO WOMEN
Catherine de Medici carried the
first fold fan ever seen in France.
Municipal suffrage was given to
single women and widows In New
Brunswick In 1888.
Field hockey has become a perma
nent part of the athletic program for
women' students of the University of
Kentucky clubwomen have raised
and expended J22.000 in the fight for
legislation to carry on the Illiteracy
Wealthy St. Louis' women have
pledged themselves to subscribe
eighty thousand dollars toward the
building of a downtown hotel for
wage-earning women of their city.
The first woman ever to hold a po
sition in the city waterworks depart
ment of Columbus, Ohio, is Miss Lil
lian Hoffman, who has been appoint
ed requisition clerk of the depart
ment. The most quibbling stickler on In
come is not likely to eclipse the low
record in income tax payments made
by a silk mill girl at Altoona, Pa..
who after careful computation decid
ed she owned Uncle Sam one cent
and made payment of that amount to
the Income tax collector.
A deposit of coal estimated to con
tain about 40,000,000 tons of good
quality fuel has been discovered at
La Union in Chill.
Japan is becoming a large manu
j facturer of toilet soaps, in spite of
the fact that V is necessary for her
to import most of the raw materials
Used in the industry.
CLOSED IN U. S.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington." March 12. The Bu
reau of Education reports says 18,000
schools were closed up to Feb. 13th
because of the lack of teachers
through a failure to provide adequate
IGE GORGE TWENTY
FEET RIGR BROKE
(By Associated PreBs.)
Pittsburgh, March 12. An Ice
gorge twenty feet high, stretching
eight miles, broke loose in the Alle
ghany river Inst night at Freeport
and started to rush down the river
smashing flat11 boats, barges and
houseboats. The crash was heard for
Ward Liner Floated
(By Associated Press.)
New York, N. Y., March 12. The
Ward liner, Esperanza, which struck
the reefs off the Yucatan coast yester
day, was floated and has arrived safo
ly with passengers from Progreso.
Degro Shot to Death
(By Associated PreBs.)
Montgomery, March -12 . Wilbur
Smith, negro, former soldier, was
shot to death by six masked men near
LeGrand, this county, Thursday af
ternoon, after being arreBted charged
with attacking a 6-year-old whits
THE ANNIHILATION OF
A GREAT FLORIDA ASSET
Is U a truism that we are the most
wasteful people on this globe? We
can well remember when as a boy
we came to Florida from a far west
ern state and heard the common
statement that the supply of long leaf
yellow pine within our borders was
Inexhaustible. At that time it was
possible to travel on horseback for
weeks lat a time In Florida through
beautiful open and wonderfully regu
lar long leaf yellow pine forests,
without seeing a clearing of more
than five or ten acres. What a terrible
transformation in such a short inter
val of time has been brought about
through the awful destructiveness of
the great American lumberman's axe.
One of our best authorities, the
Southern Pine Association, estimates
that 81.6 per cent of the mills work
ing on long leaf yellow pine will cut
their supplies in five years, 95.3 per
cent in ten years, and 99 per cent in
fifteen years. Again federal forestry
experts place available supply of
southern ylllow pine at the present
time, at 222 billion feet and allowing
the present annual cut of 17 billion
feet, they find that the present sup
ply of long leaf yellow pine will be
completely exhausted in only fourteen
years hence. Not only are we most
wonderfully efficient In practicing
wasteful forestry methods In limber
ing, but our turpentine operators arc
equally as successful in eradicating
the second growth saplings that have
been able to withstand the assaults of
the forest fiend incarnate. This naval
stores business is no baby by any
means, bringing In an annual reve
nue to the south and to a large de
gree, Florida, of $20,000,000, but how
much longer will these figures stand,
btsed on the tapping of living trees?
In France where sylviculture lit
conducted scientifically, pines are
successfully turpentined through a
period of twenty years, then cut for
timber with no loss whatever, even to
the recovery of oils and fiber from
the pine needles. Will we ever come
to this in Florida? Florida' Grower.
If the electricity now generated
annually In the United States could
be used In a single gigantic nitrogen
lamp, it would almost equal the sun
itself in brilliancy, i
PRESIDENT TO j!
JAKE EFFORT 1. 1
: COMPROMISE i
COAL STRIKE I
, FOR MINERS. ! I
HELD OUT FOR 35 PER CENT
WAGE INCREASE AND SEVEN
HOURS PER DAY
" (By Associated Press )
Washington, Mareh 12. An effort
to compromise themifferences of the
majority and the minority bituminous
coal strike commission will be mada
by the President. Neither the minor
ity or majority report will be made
public If there is a possibility of
bringing the members of the commls
son to an agreement of the principal
differences on the amount of wage
advance and the hours of work.. It
Is understood that John P. White, for
the miners, held out for a 35 per cent
wage increase and a seven hour day.
The majority recommended a 25 per
cent increase end unchanged hours
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS j
Egerton Castle, noted English au
thor and playwright, born in London.
A A - i a I
years ago toaay. , . (
Joseph S. Frellnghuysen, senior ;
United States senator from New Jer
sey, born at Raritan, N. J., 51 yean
ago today. . ;
Rt, Rev. George Y. Bliss, coadju
tor bishop of the Episcopal diocese of '
Vermont, born at Shelburne, Vt., 51 ,
years ago today. 1 i
Adolph S. Ochs, publisher of the ;
New orkY Times, born in Cincinnati
62 years ago today.
Ewelt A.-Russell, pitcher of the-
Chicago National League baseball
team, born at Albany. Mi3s., 31 years
years ago today.
TREES TO HAVE PLACE
IN HALL OF FAMI
(By Associated Press.) '
Washington, March 12 '"The Great
Tree on Boston Common" and '"The
Green Tree Hotel'' at Le Claire. Iowa,
the most famous tree on the Mlssis
plipl river were recently nominate!
for a place in the ''Hall of Fame for
Trees" being compiled by the Amer
ican Forestry Association.
The Great Tree on Boston Com
mon Is nominated by .1. Collins War
ren of Boston, who sends a complete
history of the tree which was blown
down in a storm February 15, 1918.
the centennial of the year in which
the colonists gathered around the tree
and started tor Lexington to give bat
tle to the British. ' '
''The Green Tree Hotel" at Le
Clare, Iowa, Is nominated by J. B.
Barnes, who, as a boy, played leap
frog beneath the branches of this
tree wit h one Willie Cody afterward
known to fame ae ''Buffalo Bill."
The historic elm is well known on the
Mississippi river because to the river
men, reports Mr. Barnes, "it was the
waiting place of men out of a Job and
looking for a trip. Therefore they
give it the name of ''The Green Tree
Hotel." It Is considered to be 120
Other nominations for the Hall of
Fame Include the DeSota Oak at
Tampa, Florida, from which DeSota
started for th Mississippi and the
West; the Octopus Tree in Charles
City, Virginia, nominated by Meade
Ferguson as the largest and oldest
tree in the States; the two oaks at
Marltntown, W. Va., marked la 1751
by General Andrew Lewis, nominated
by Andrew Price; the tallest tree In
the Balkans at Podgorica, nominated
by the Red Cross which had bead
quarters near it during the war.
The nitrate of lime factory at RJu
kan, Norway, is claimed to be the
largest power station in the world,
and' to be able to produce 200,000 kft
agrammes of nitrate per day.
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