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iiM£D BY THE HOUSE Wa lington, May 28.— The Sena tor Knox peace resolution was killed today by the house which failed by twenty-eight votes to override Presi dent Wilson's evto of the measure. I ARMERS' XATIOWAIi COL WOT, ADDRESSES LF7TTBR TO POIJTICAL PARTIES Washington, May 28.—Govern ment ownership of the railroads and merchant marine was demanded to day by the Farmers' National Council in a letter addressed to the demo crats and republican committees anil signed by George P. Sampton, direc tor of the Council. Other planks the farmers demand are legislation to control packers, taxes on lands and other natural resources held for spec ulation, adequate and cheap credit for farmers and protection of farm ers' co-operative societies from prose tion under anti-trust laws. RAILROAD MANAGEMENT CRITICISED Washington, May 28.—The na tion's railroads must go back under government control unless private managers begin to operate efficient ly and without calling on the govern ment for financial assistance, Daniel C. Roper, big corporation head, warn ed today. Business men will demand lesumption of government control unless service is bettered quickly, Raid Roper. Private management now seems to be costing the public mil lions under the guarantee clWM of the transportation act. SMALL NEWSPAPERS ABE ASSISTED CHICAGO PUBLISHER RELEASES lOO TONS OF NEWS PRINT FOR THEIR IMMEDIATE USE Chicago, May 28."—Victor F. Law son, publisher of the Chicago Daily News, has released 100 tons of new print to be distributed to smaller newspapers which are in need of sup plies and are reported to face sus pension if immediate assistance is not given them, it was announced today. A number of newspapers through out the country are without mill con nections, according to J. L. Fearing, western manager of the International Paper company, who said that the action of Mr. Lawson and other large publishers in releasing part of their tonnage at the request of the Inter national Paper company, George H. Mead company and other concerns had saved the lives of many papers. Mr. Fearing, who asked Mr. Law •on to release the tonnage, s^id he found him anxious to co-operate in the plan for newspaper relief. At Mr. Lawson's request the paper will be distributed by Mr. Fearing, who said this action, and that of otheT large publishers, had ^lready had a softening effect upon the "spot" mar ket, and that there were indications of an early adjustment of the news print situtation. Mr. Fearing stated that so far as possible the distribution of the paper would be effected through the com mittee on newsprint supply with which the Inland Daily Press associa tion is affiliated through Willard E. Carpenter, of the Lincoln, III., Cour- ier-Herald, chairman of the executive newsprint committee A. W. Peter son, of the Waterloo, la., Courier W. D. Lindsay, of the Marion, Ind., Chronicle E. P. Alder, of the Daven port, la.. Times, and Roscoe Chap man. of the Rockford. 111., Star. -o- MOl'TH DAKOTA TltA(EDY NEAR! IARKI:R EARI.Y TODAY Parker, May 28.——fclverett L«uus, 32, formerly an inmate of the hos pital for insane.. killed his father and mother with an axe at their farm ten miles northwest of here early today. Young Loos became, angry when hi father asked him to finish planting a field of corn. HITS 10 I INEFFICIENCY OF PRIVATE ALLEGES BIG PROFITS IN SALES OF OLOT1I—EXCEED 900 TL 4M PER CENT New York, May 28.—The Ameri can Woolen company, of New York, the American Woolen company, of Massachusetts, and Win. M. Wood, president of both companies, were charged with profiteering in woolen cloth in an indictment returned here by the federal grand jury. The indictment contains fourteen counts, charging fourteen individual violations of the Lever act in the sale of cloth at unjust and unreasonable prices. The first count in the indictment charged the company with the sale on January 7, 1920, of 79 yards of cloth, which cost $2.25 a yard, tor $3.67% a yard. Another count al leges that a piece of cloth which cost $1.62 a yard was sold on January 12, 1920 for $3.25 a yard. Other counts charge similar transactions. It developed. Assistant District At torney H. A. Smyth said, that the company was receiving 3 5 per cent profit above cost, although Mr. Wood claimed the profit proposed by th' company for its 1920 business was 12% per cent. The amount of pro fits which the company was realizing, he said, exceeded "on .the average from 300 to 4®0 per cent those of 1919." Mr. Wood, in a staJement made In Boston, April 28, declared: "There is absolutely no just ground for the suggestion that this company has charged excessive prices for its cloth, or has gained an unrea sonable or excessive prifit." The American Woolen company. Mr. Smyth said, is the largest manu facturer of woolen cloth in the United States and to a large extent domin ates the trade. "The department, therefore, feels that it has unearthed one of the most important cases of profiteering known since the amendment to the Lever act went into effect," he said. The Investigation disclosed "a most astounding condition of affairs with regard to these companies and their president," he added. The cost-plus system of fixing prices apparently was adopted by the company for the first time this year, according to Mr. Smyth. Profits in creased on an average of 300 per cent as a result, he asserted. In view of this increase, Mr. Smyth said, and, "notwithstanding that the manufac turing and selling companies are sub jected to an expense on account of the same man beijig president of both companies, of nearly $1,000,000 com pensation for commissions and sal aries, the 1920 statement should prove a most interesting docume.it If the companies are permitted to carry on this campaign of profiteer ing which they so boldly started out to inaugurate at the beginning of this year." Charles Evans Hughes has been re tained as counsel for the defendants. To Investigate I. W. W. Activities FORTHIIfE HIGH IXTKKISTIMJ EXERCISES OM.MI:\CI:MI:\T—I:\CEL- liEVT ADDRESS BY IIAB- 1H STERNHEIM i' trents of the graduates who re c« unl their diplomas at the central building last night and friends of education to the number of several hundred filled the high school audi torium to witness the commencement c.ercisos beginning at eight o'clock. Following the opening piano num ber by Miss Lila Palmer and the high school chorus those present sat under the magnetic personality of Rabbi Sternheim who delivered an address of unusual merit, on the subject of ideals. The speaker launched out on Americanism, drawing comparisons of the conditions and times socially, educationally and industrially as they were ten years ago and as they are at present. He remarked that before the war predatory, business exploited everything and everybody in reach. He maintained that conditions ara changed now—changed for the bene fit of all and especially for the uplift of humanity. Business today is con ducted on a legitimate profit basis. Directing his attention to the large graduating class the speaker sought to woo them to high ideals—to careers that meant helpfulness to the race. His compelling argument was that the wealth of the nation rest 1 upon the students and graduates of our institutions of learning much more than upon our financial ratings and bursting treasury vaults. The climax of the address, ir 'ave terms, touched on the niorallt -oblem us a true foundation to racy. H^ drew in strong contrast nominal pay of hard working teachers and the highly paid specialist in other pro fessions, expressing his sympathy for the former. The entire address was the product of clear thinking and sound judgment. Rabbi Sternheim left an impress for good upon the class and auditors alike. After a sbng number by the high school chorus Miss Alice Montgom ery, principal of the high school and intimate friend of each graduate, pre sented the class to the board of edu cation, who. through their president, George It. Farmer, gave each mem ber the official credential that certi fied to th* work done and the credits merited through four years of indi vidual painstaking work. In this connection it might be add ed that at 9 o'clock a. m. today the splendidly edited and illustrated high school annuals were distributed to the seniors and their most intimate friends. The editorial and advertis ing staff of the particular publica tion are to be congratulated upon the success they have achieved in put ting out in such neat form a complete history of the class, and its various athletic and social phases. SITE PISSES LAST OF SUPPLY BILLS SUNDRY CIVIL APPROPRIATION ACT CARRIES $440,000,000. Washington, D. C., May 28.—The $440,000,000 sundry civil appropria tion bill, the last of the regular an nual government supply bills, was passed by the senate today and sent to conference. The bill as passed carried ao amendment giving congress authority to determine what government publi cations shall be published, but au thorizing those now being issued to be continued until June 30, 1921. Except that power to control govern ment publication is vested in con grees instead of in the joint congres sional printing committee, the amendment is similar to the one which resulted in the president re cently vetoing the legislative appro priation bill. The senate also adopted without debate an amendment appropriating $1,500,000 for the use of the bureau of internal revenue in guarding in toxicating liquoite held in warehouses and for enforcing the national prohi bition act. Another amendment to pay the railroad fare home from Washington of war workers who re sign or are dismissed from service #t. Paul, Way .—Ctevernor Burn- between now and July 1 next. quist sent Major Garrison af the na- Other legislative riders added by tional guard to Bemidji to invest!- the senate included authority to ex gate, following a plea by Attorney tend use of the $300,000,000 revolv Ravin, of the Shevlin-Carpenter lum- ing fund of the interstate commerce ber interests, that their property wa£! commission from five to fifteen years, endangered by I. W. W, activittai. The commission now is arranging for MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1920 AT •long term loans from this fund to the railroads to be used in obtaining more cars. The septate accepted an amendment by Senator Robinson, democrat, of Arkansas, appropriating $22,500 for •ontinuance of the federal employ ment service. Of that amount the amendment provides that $25,000 shall be used for the mobilization of workers to harvest the wheat crop in various parts of the country. o IF MILLION "ANGEI/' OF 1TOOD CAMPAIGN ON WITNESS STAND—NAMES OTHER COXTRIIU'"TORS Washington, D. C., May 28.—Col. William Cooper Proctor, Cincinnati manufacturer, who has been describ ed as "the angel" of Maj. Gen. Leon ard's Wood's Ohio campaign, testi fied at the senate investigation of pre-convention political financing that he had advanced $500,000 to Wood's national organization. He es timated that contributions from all other sources would not make as much. The committee of inquiry also went into the expenditures of three other candidates during the day. Former Representative C. C. Carlin, of Virgina, manager of Attorney Gen eral Palmer's national organization, testified that its cash expenditures had been $59,610. James W. Gerard, former ambassador to Germany, has spent $14,000—all his own money as a presidential candidate, acocrding to his manager, S. T. Jones, of Den Moines, la., while Representatives Louis Crampton, of Michigan, said about $13,000 had been spent in his state for Senator Johnson, republi can, California, this total not being included in the Johnson national compaign account previously fixed ar $63,138. Mr. Carlin was questioned more extensively about alleged underpay ments of incofhe tax by the Crucible Steel company, and Mr. Dupuy, form er chairman of the board of directors of that company, than he was con cerning campaign expenditures. He told the committee that the largest contributor to Mr. Palmer's campaign was Mr. J. Guffey, who gave $10,^00, and who was identified as a prom inent oil man. The name became confused with that of Col. James McClurg Guffey, former democratic national commit teeman from Pennsylvania, and Afr. Carlin said afterwards that Col. Guf fey was the man he had in mind. It developed, subsequently, however, that the contributor was Joseph F. Guffey, of Pittsburg, also an oil man, and a former democratic national commiteeman from Pennsylvania. Col. Proctor testified that besides advancing $500,000 to Gen. Wood's campaign fund he had made a con tribution of $10,000. He objected to naming other contributors, saying that the men charged with handling the campaign finances would gi\e names and exact amounts. Urged by members of the committee, how ever. he said that Ambrose Monel had given $20,000, and that William Wrigley, a fellow like me" and "Mr. Byllesby, New York banker," had been large contributors. The witness said that his own ad vance of money to the general's cam paign had been "as idealistic as giv ing to the Red Cross during the war," and added that he "intended to ad vance as much more as he felt would be proper." To Undermine the Constitution New York, May LIQUOR SLEUTH WAS IN SP ALL1. small minority of the population conceal ing their design under the word 'labor' are threatening to undermine the constitution," Elbert S. Gary, president, of Iron and Steel Institute, declared in addressing the anna.t meeting here today. These men, he said, have already secured some leg is lation which is wrongfully discrim inating. Resolutions Express Sympathy for Ireland Washington, May 28.—Resolu tions expressing sympathy of the public with the aspiration of Irish people, for a government of their own choice, was favorably reported by the foreign affairs committee to dty by a vote of eleven to seven. The plans are to ask action on resolu tion In the house next week. IN PIT ErTING RASI :MI:NT OF il l) MOON Sill I S ROME Mitchell. May 28.—Wood Smith, Mitchell, deputy state sheriff, nar iwly escaped falling into a 15-foOt ^.t in the basement of the home of Henry Heints, a resident of Arta«, Campbell county, who was accused of having a supply of liquor. No legitimate reason could be giv en for the presence of the pit in the cellar. It was located in a dark cor ner of the basement behind the fur nace, and had a layer of broken bot tles on the bottom. Mr. Smith was searching In the basement of the Heintz home for con cealed liquor. Mr. Heintz was Willi him and gave him no warning con cerning the pit in the corner of the basement. When asked to explain the pres ence of the pit there, all he said was: "Oh, I started to dig a well there once." Mr. Heinta was arrested cm the charge of having a quantity of in toxicating liquor in a pool hall of which he is proprietor, and was re leased for trial later under bonds of $1,000. William Slegler, Herreld, was placed under arrest and had bonds placed at $1,000, on a charge of sell ing intoxicating liquor and operating a gambling house. n Bolshevists and the British Londonn, May 28.—Gregory Kras sine, Bolshevist commissioner, here today admitted he would endeavor to reach an understanding with the British government on the resump tion of trade with soviet Russia. o— Big Fine for Profiteering Syracuse, N. Y., May 28.—Weeds, incorporated, of Binghampton, was found guilty of profiteering in viola tion of the Lever act today and fined $31,000 by Judge Manton In federal court. Excess charges Ml clothing sales weif charged. —o Presbyterians Quit Inter-Church Work Philadelphia, May 28.—The Pres* byterian church today has severed its connection with the Inter-Church World Movement. Legal difficulties were given as the cause. Battle Between Strikers and Guards Water Power Bill Passed After Big Fight WabhiUelon, May 28. Ending a twelve-year the senate today passed the water power bill as it came Hi*' conference. The house having agreed on measure it now goes to President Wilson for signature. Daily Market Report Minneapolis (jiruin Minneapolis, May 28.—Corn. Mar ket higher offerings light and de mand good. No. 3 yellow closed at $1.84 @1.85 No. 3 mixed at $1.83^/ 1.84. Oats. Buyers reduced bids and premiums ruled easy. No. 3 whites 17(?/18c over July. No. 3 whites closed at $1.03*4 @1.04%: No. 4 whites at 98 $1.2 V4 Rye. Unchanged, demand good No. 2 at 12 13c over July. No. 2 rye closed at $2.03 2.04 %. aBrley. Market l@2c higher de mand good, offerings small. Price closed at $1.25 @1.62. Sioux City, May, 28.—Tops were boosted up to $14.35, which is 20c over what the crest has been for the last three days. The bulk of the sales ran from $13.50 @14.25 and the long strings generally landed within a $13.75 @14.00 spread. Is never out of data, inent to its fireside. 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