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I. THE . V - Jl ;JTJL^ Carbondalfr—"AtKens of Egypt. CARBONDALE. ILLINOIS, SATURDAY, JAN. 17,1920~ LEAGUE HOLDS FIRST SESSION , . f . _ ••• • ^ _ "7- • World Union Formally Started in French Foreign Office i at Paris. PROTEST FROM THE IRISH . Document Signed by "Ouklaigh Duffy' ii Register* Objections to League of .:')'-. Nations and Calls It an "En',~ glne of Empire." -...Paris, .tan.' 17'.—Representatives . of France, Great Britain, Italy, .Greece Belgium, Spain, 'Japan and Brazil' -members of the,vcouncil-of the League i'0'f Nations, met in the "clockroom" 'of the French' foreign office for the first .meeting in the. • history of the- league. .- Tlie council, organized at.10'30 o',.clock 'by 'electing-- Leon .Bourgeois .'..chairman and confirming the choice of Sir 'Eric Drummond of Great Britain as general secretary. ••• . -.. . : -The first official act of the council / .-was'the appointment of a commission to trace upon the spoj: the frontiers .of the territory of the Sarre basin. : -The council received.the first formal .. protest to be presented to.it almost before it-came into being with today's > Intial session. The protest was from •"the envoys of the elected government of the Irish republic" against "the unreal English simulance. of an international league of pence." Bourgeois in Address. Leon Bourgeois, French representa-. live, who presided, said: "The task of presiding at this meet- Ing and 'inaugurating -this great international institution should have fallen to President Wilson. We respect the reasons which still delay final decision by our friends in Washington, but ex• press the hope' that their difficult'os soon will be overcome and that a representative-of the great American re. public will occupy the place awaiting him among us. The -work of the council will the-n' assume definite character and will have that particular force • •which should be associated with/oui work.' . "Jan. 16, 1920, will go down in his- "tory as the date of the birth of a new world. Decisions, to be . reached will be in the name of all nations adhering to the first covenant of the league • 'It will be the first decree of all free j nations leaguing themselves together for the first time in the world to sub-. /' stitute right-for might. But tbe organization of'.the League of Nations will not be complete until the- assembly of all the states meets." Gives British Views. Earl Curzon, British secretary oi state for foreign affairs, and that nation's representative on the council oi the league, said: "On behalf of the British' empire 1 desire to express the loyalty of ray government and the external domln- • Ions of the British crown to tlie spirit •underlying the covenant of the League . of Nations. It is our intention.- by .every,means in our power, to insure '.Its practical .'efficiency. It te our firm belief that through its Instrumentality alone we can hope to insure.that such miseries thai-the world has experienced : during the last five, years .shall not be .repeated and that.a new era of International relationship snail dawn'. "The League . of Nations- ,-Is an expression of the universal desire for saner methods'of rogulating affairs of mankind, and provides; machinery .by which practical effect may. be given the principles of international friendship and good understanding. The success of the -labors; of.'the peace .conference is a .'good augury for the future of the League of Nations. For the first time an attempt was made' to .bring together under the auspices of the league representatives' of governments, employees and labor, arid an advance exceeding the results of the • entire work of the previous quarter of a century has been made in the field of international action on industrial questions." Next Meeting, in London. All tbe members of the council call. ed for by the covenant of tbe league, with the exception of the representatives of the United States, were present when. M. Bourgeois called the meeting to oi-der. After the appointment of the commissioners. JI. Bourgeois proposed London as tbe place for the next meeting of the council' and this was approved. Lord'Clinton-'-suggested leaving the. s date'and the order of business ' open, to be .decided by the chairman and tlie secretary, since, be said, "it •"will be necessary to consult the Unitecl States on a'great many .'.questions like- 3yf- -•--••- ' ' " if FOR PRESIDENT Senate and Chamber Caucus Discards ciemenceau for Pauj -•.-. •••••; DescihatieL MALCOLM KERLIN -;•;: •- :-i:; RADICALS SHOW STRENGTH President of the- Chamber -of Deputies Leads the .Premier by 19 Votes— Poincare Declines'to Run for . Re.-Election. . - Paris. Jan. 17.—Premier Georges. HemenceaiT'went down to defeat at tbe hands -of his countrymen in a-caucus,of the senate, and chamber of deputies to choose'a candidate for the iresidency of the republic. , - • ' M. Clemenceau thereupon announced, his withdrawal ..from the eon- est and asked his' supporters to cast rs o cas - , , ostmsjs-. heir votes for the, re-election of Pros- ter of "' e Washington post oflice, has ROBES5&B.EVER . ' !(*!• ,'••' Several Reported Kjiled When Civilians and Military Clash. :, ....!..:..,;.:.,_i;iS -Malcolm Kerlin, assistant. postm;ts-. ! dent Poincare. The vote resulted as follows: Paul Deschanel, president of the clumber if deputies, 40S; Premier Clemenceiiu, 'SS; Charles C. A. Jonnart,-recently elected' senator, 4;. Leon Bourgeois, '"rench representative in the League f Nations, 3; Marshal Foch, l;'Presi- teut'Poincare, 36. Senators and deputies 'after the cau- us; in which Paul Deschanel, presi- ent led the premier by. 39 vo.fes, gen- rally expressed the opinion that the ote means tbe elimination from p'ub- ic life of "the father of victory," Premier Clemenceau being.ueither. a 'sen- tor nor a deputy.. . ^ Poincare Declines to Run.. M. Clemenceau's friends are already searching for another candidate as resident Poincare is reported,to have efusefl to accede to the demand of a eputation that.he be a candidate for e-election. He is said to have re- ewed emphatically the expression of is determination not to-be a candi- ate. Never.before in the.htsjtory of preRi- ential elections in France has a plenary caucus been attended, by such a large number of deputies and senators, 821 out of 024 being present. Heretofore it has been-the custom to. call a caucus only of the parties of the left, but today Paul Descbanel stands .as the'.chosen candidate both of the chamber and senate—all the parties!. .' Radicals Support Deschanel. Neither Premier Clemenceau iirir M. Desclianel -were present at the caucus, but former Premier Briand, Andre Lefevre. and Ed.oua.rd. Hen-lot, the latter the new president of .the radical party, were conspicuous in mar- resigned to become a member of the United States .bureau of efficiency, as an examiner. His first duty will be .in connection with the reclassification of postal employees throughout the. country. 4 DIE IN. EXPLOSION Score of Others Are Seared by Flaming Oil. shaling .the Deschanel forces, while Georges Handel, formerly-Premier Clemenceau's • confidential secretary, and Edonard Ignace-wcre canvassing behalf of M.'Clemenceuu. Tbe Toting commenced sluggishly a't two o'clock, but at three o'clock, an avalanche of senators and deputies- descended upon the voting place, ana the polling became brisk and excited. Those, presiding .at the voting table were'fairly swamped by the venerable 'senators and young deputies anxious to cast .their votes, before the polling closed .at lour.o'clock. -.-. A few bets were recorded, with M. Clemenceau the pronounced favorite. , Views Differ on Defeat. There were naturally two views 'of the defeat, of the premier, who for more-than two- years, by his forceful personality and courage, had ruled both houses of the parliament with an Iron hand. One" of the senators who was opposed to the premier remarked; • "M. Clemenceau has. been victorious against many attacks Mn the chamber and .senate in the last two years. This was because be was fighting for France.- When he-seeks personal honors, however, be goes down to deJent." -On tbe other hand, many of tbe deputies mid .senators who had supported the premier lingered in the courtyard of the Luxembourg after the close of tbe balloting, sadly commenting upon tbe outcome; 'Bei-lin .will illuminate tonight," sniil one of. Ihi.s group, while others of the participants In the balloting were making tb'eir way homeward, manifesting tbi'i.'- exultation by winging and shout- ins. East Chicago (Ind.) Refining Plant Blast Probably Fatally Injures Many Workmen. Bast, Chicago, Tnd., Jan. 17.—Four men were burned to death by boiljng oil-and.about twenty oSiers wer'eVCh- jured when a coke still exploded at the plant of the Shu-lair "Oil Itetining company here. The'blast, which slioolr the entire plant, could be heard a mile away. » First rescuers to reach the scene found the injured in agony, staggering about blindly in rheir steaming, oil- drenched clothing. The font- victims were burned beyond recognition.. Owing .to the fact thar the explosion occurred just :ts tin: workmen . were changing-shifts, identiticat'.on of tiie bodies could" be accomplished only, by a process of elimination in checking over the lists. Thoxe ki'loii were: Andrew I'.oclney.. Whiting: I", nib- son," Chi«i;:n:. J,,lu, Hormik, East Chicago; Albert Omening, Hammond.'. .'Eleven men. hm-jied. .by oil, were, taken to 'St. Marirari't'.s hospital in Hammond, Four of them were able to .return to their .homes ; in Whiting after receiving meifccal treatment. The more seriously injured, still in the on.j hospital, are: John McFadden, East Chicago; Nate Berlin Mob Leaders Are Seized—Noske Issue* Warning to Communist Agitators., ,...,''.....,' . Berlin, r Jan. rT^Ar serious riot occurred in' the 'neutral zone near Es- eeri; the hlg industrial : city in : Rhen- ish Prussia and home, of tne'famous Krupp. plant. • Civilians. and military clashed, there was much firing an* several were killed. The German government immediate I ly-sought-and obtained the permission of the Belgian occupation authorities to send re-enforcements to the affected district. Proceedings .against leaders of the mob • which stormed the reich'stag building,, as well as those responsible for the proclamation that brought the crowds into the streets, have been begun by the state's attorney. -Fifteen arrests .have already -'been made. Notwithstanding- the government's order prohibiting such gatherings, a memorial meeting for thjse killed in the revolutionary outbreak last 'year was held in the communist hall. The assemblage .numbered 10,000 "persons, but there was; only one minor clash)" the security-police having taken 1 efficient measures to preserve order. • Attempts of radical labor leaders to provoke a general strike Thursday as a protest against tlie shooting of members of the mob which stormed tbe reichstag building on Tuesday failed .completely. • In.many.large Industrial'plants there were sharp clasJtes between majority socialist labor leaders, who opposed the strike, and independent socialist and communist, agitators. Gustav .Noske, minister of .defense, announced drastic penalties would be inflifeted upon any who-attempt to'-interfere with- troops or with technical emergency crews which are protecting public utilities. Taylor, Whiting; Walter Oliver, Whiting; Lowell Cook, Whiting; C. H. Miller, Whiting; L. ,W. Wolfe, Whiting; Fred Ravish, Whiting. RUSS BALK At v U. S. REDS Soviet . Official Declares That His Country Is No Dumping Ground . : for Agitators. . Helsingfors, Finliinu, Jan. IT.—Radical agitators . deported from America will be carefully examined before they are permitted to enter Russia, according to a statement made to a correspondent by M. Klishke, secretary of the soviet delegation at Dorpat, when interviewed- on the subject a short time ago. M. Klishke and his colleague, M. Kenkendorff, were asked what Russia will do with the radicals being sent to Europe' on board the "soviet ark" Buford. They professed to be uninformed on the subject, but said: "Soviet. Russia will not.allow itself to be used as a dumping ground fer agitators from America." REPUBLICANS IN HOUSE BALK Show Opposition; to Giving Antisedi- tion Legislation the Right of ' Way—Too Drastic. Washington, Jan. 17.—Opposition to giving antisedition legislation right of way has developed in tbe bouse rules committee, Republican leaders holding both the senate Sterling, bill and the house- judiciary committee measure, originally drawn by Attorney General Palmer, too drastic for immediate consideration by tbe house. An open be:>-'- - on sedition and free-speech-will •„. held next Thursday before the r-les committee. Representative Koss. (Hep.) of Ohio, chairman of the Republican'congres- sional committee, is leading the fight against the two bills. BflKEHPFROVES WATERpYPLAti Canal Project Agitated for Than 20 V Years Now Assured. OPENS ROUTES TO BS 1 Robert Beyer, German chemist and inventor, \vns .the first adult German to enter Boston, since the- war. B bis own admission he. is .Inventor 6 one of the ingredients of the Germai poisonous gases used in the war. H left Boston fnr Chicago. .. U.S. MARINES IN FIGH" Americans and Gendarmerie Re pel Attack in Hayti. Yanks Pursue. Outlaws Outside tin Capital—150 Rebels Are Killed -" or Captured. SIMS HITS NAVY CENSORSHIP Deplores Suppressing Criticism—No Personal Motive in Daniels Fight, - STRIKERS SLAIN IN -GERMANY Rioting Takes Place in Essen Region Where 20,000 Miners Are-Out— 1 15 Berlin Plotters Held." ' ' Pennsylvania' 'Bars- Wood Alcohol.' ,.' -Harrisburg,,,Pa., ' '''' embargo against 'the sale of any ,..«.„.. rations' containing wood 'alcohoU.whtcli - arc either for'external or'.lritern«?-' • Essen, Germany.; Jan. 17I>—Several persons have been killed and wounded/ in disturbances at Duisburg, SJteck- JOSEPH VIRGO IS RELEASED Man Charged With Complicity in Death of His Wife, Maude Tabor Virgo, Is Freed. Lawton,- Mich., Jan. 17.—Joseph C. Virgo, who for six. weeks has been held in the county jail charged with complicity in the death of llaude Tabor Virgo, his fifth wife,, was released from custody. He Asserts. Washington. Jan. ' 17.—Declaring that ' the' greatest handicap of''the American navy was the Inck of 'constructive criticism and the fact -that permission wjjs refused naval officers to publish i any matter without firsl submitting it to the navy department, Rear Admiral Sujis told the senate committee investigating'naval decorations that his criticism of the-circumstances of some of tbe awards was a plain duty. It did not involve insubordination, 'as .some- newspapers .had seemed/to assume, he sn.id, nor was there any intention to make a personal attack on tbe secretary.' rncle ami other, towns in the industrial .district,.where 2Q,000.miners are 'str,ik v - .iug... v .Tie..Dus'seldorfi.-T-egion has ; been" .cje.cla^e.d under, a ; strict state .pf -sieg£, Troop's.' have' intervened ].'jit F'raijhifort to enforce orders prohibiting an- inde- , r Lde-U. socialist -demonstration, pror m,, treaty, oi testing "against flic "assassins". of Ber- negotiate - at Jin: '-.- '..- •--:'- '.:-•. -. -' '.:•. •:.. -..-.:-.• . ) ^ •••••• Tokyo Notifies .the Chinese Government-of Willingness to Open • ; '• Negotiations. Tokyo, Jan. 17.—The Japanese government,-according- to the-newsapepir's here^hg.s sent instructions to Yukichi Qbata, tie minister'to-Chini, to notify .the' -Pektag government that japajiiiiav. Ing. succeeded In .Germany's ; tights in ' Shaiftung- on- January. 10 •virtue of r. now to their re- CALL 50 IN SOCIALIST TRIAL New York State anrf Legislative Officials "Summon Witnesses to Court. New' York, Jan. 17.—Agents of the state attorney general's office began serving subpoenas on New York witnesses for 'the trial of tbe five suspended socialist assemblymen at Albany next week. Most -of the oO subpoenas have been issued for pur- sons identified with 'socialistic and ultraradical • movements. Pl.ans for the socialists to reseat .the-suspended assemblymen were .held in 'abeyance pending the expected arrival "from Chicago of Seymour Stedman, who will assist Morris Hillquit as counsel for tbe socialists. TRAINS COLLIDE;.TWO KILLED Eighteen. Other Persons Are Injured in Rail Crash ..on B. & O; at .Hamler, O. . Washington, Jan. 17.—United State marines and Haytian gendarmerie-'re pelled an. attack on Port au Prince tbe Haytian capital, b£ a ilorce of 300 bandits, more than half of whom wen killed, wounded or captured after be ing pursued outside the city, the^'havy department was advised. The casualties of the marines were two privates wounded, according to tbe report of the engagement re . ceived at the navy department'today from Col. J. H. Russell, commanding the marine forces: and gendarmerie in Haiti. . The bandit force, Col. Russell said, approached Port au Prince in three columns. ,jy.liich immediately were met and d/' jtjack. Cerf'L: Volutionary elements of the. city, attempted to join the bandits in the assault, he suid,.adding that he believed the fate. of the' 'attacking forces should be "sufficient to prevent an early repetition of the- assault." Honolulu. T. H., Jail. 17— Tbe Japanese foreign oflice has announced that a formal note will be 'sent' to China asking the appointment of a '•commission to negotiate with Japan- regarding the restoration of Shantung, according to a Tokyo-cable dispatch to the Nippu Ulii;' n Japanese language 1 newspaper here. TO RAISE RUSSIAN BLOCKAQE Supreme Council at Paris to Permit Soviet Government to Trade With Neutrals; Paris, Jan. 17.—Tbe blockade of •soviet Russia is about to be lifted Decision to this effect was reached b. the supreme council here. It was an nounced tbe conferences had agree to permit soviet Russia to impor from neutral countries ' ugriculthra implements, food supplies and medi eines. . • • The announcement' emphasized however, thin the -allies' political at, titude toward the bolshevik! is nn changed. ' The "political attitude"' hithertr pursued is that-the allies will not rec ognize the bolsbevist. government o- Russia unless and until a consfituen •assembly has been convoked and ha., expressed the will of tbe majority of the Russian people. .,Toledo,,p.,,-Jan.'17 tr ^iVo- inen; were' killed and 18" other, persons we're "injured at Hamler, b., when a D.,''T.' ; ' r & ... .._ _„ _ -,„,„. I. work train collided with a' Baltimore I *<>™ty-«wpervJsors to handle''theTaae- '& .Ohio| freight trafc.' The trains metT'w-'^^U'lBg evidence »*ier false nrfr fc •••'• '' " •'' ' '-•" '••'• -•••• •'"•-• '-.•••-•• I ••tmvifii" •--•'•" : " -••••••' •'••'-'--" -..••--••• . WALTER TABOR DENIES TALE Brother of Woman Whose Body Was Found in Trunk Repudiates •Alleged Confession. '; Kalamazoo, Mich., Jan. 17.—The second sensation to stir Kalamazoo arid Paw .Pa ft'..'.within „ twelve, hours was sprung, when Walter.Tabor, brother of -.the . Lawton '-trunk ' mystery victim,' Maud Tabor,' repudiated an alleged confession '.which 'charged liis 80-year-' 'Old'!mo'thiiir> ( imh the niunler. 1 He^ife.! •notmceff : ;F6rmer. Sheriff •' Gladstone. 'Seattle, appointed by, .th.e Van iBuren Uncle Sam Puts O. K. on Lake&ta— Gulf Waterway—Governor Lowden «of Illinois Gets Permit ' ' , to Start Work. Chicago, Jqn. 17;-—The'lakes-tO-gult.' .waterway soon .will be. a reality. •Governor Lowden received from . Secretary of Ayar Baker''a. permit foi- construction of a permanent navigable watenyay, including the iiecRS'sar.t- stiucture and 'improvement 'of'.lhp • Despltiines iind 'Illinois rivers ••'froiu..' the termination of .the .sanit*ry. dis- tuct ch'anne'l at-Lockport to'.the he:n>.. of navigation in tbe Illinois-river :if .Uticaw The document now in the hands of Governor Lowden, contrary" to''' expectations, is practically fr«e' from rt— strictioiis except as to development" o,V water power; regarding which it. pr..- - yides that tbe state obtain permission- -• 'from the power commission'.'creates this; week by act of congress, and conform to the new power, development statute. - . .: Silent on-Diversion." The permit leaves the question of diversion of water from Lake > JticJi'- - gao/—over which- the federal goveni- inent and sanitary district have been ;. •in contlict for years—in status qtiu. It states: . ' "It is to be undertsood tbis approv- '•:il does not au*hor.ze di.ver.siou'of w:-- •toi- fi-om .Lak<T«.aik-higan through- tlio approval of the federal government of the plans so far as concerns ibc-- public rights of navigation." . The permit, it developed,--was issued in Washington some- time ago, hut was delayed in the mails, it came. , to Governor Lowden a few days age and was passed on by him to'Frank- I. Bennett, director of public'work.-:... and to Mr. ' ijackett, who Governor Lomleii ri'gar!ls as bis waterway expert. These'otiicials went over tlir— il iciinieut with tlie expectation—it was unofficially admitted—of Uudins some restriction ''or "joker" -wbivl; . would' further delay tlie commence- - ment o[ the project. ' "We wanted to make certain. v • wiio Mr. Sackett. "that ihere are-no restrictions which might make the permit useless:" Work to Start Soon. The announcement was made that • all was satisfactory and that WOTK would begin about as soon as weather conditions permit. ' .' 'We already'have disposed of a lot of preliminary detail—kno'wirig we ; eventually would get. the necessary permit—and are ready to start COB- ' struction at some point along tb«? •oute," Mr. Sackett explained. • "Some preliminary ' surveys have been "made," said -Mr. -Bennett, "and. ' • lesigns for structures ; are well advanced. We can get out the bond issue already authorized by a' referendum vote and start work. The cost' vill be about $20,000,000, and Illinois will get in return water power worth: ' roughly $1,000,000 a year. This'.power III save'half'a. million tons of coal. mnually." - . :-." ' Tbe waterway will make navigable- 6ti miles of rivers and' will link Chicago and tbe Great. Lakes to : -some- • 15,000 miles of navigable inland wa- ter\vays. There will..be a miminium ..channel depth of eight feet, 'with n .• bottom width.of 200 feet. There will/ be five locks GOO feet long by 110 feet- wide. - These specifications, Mr. Sackett <le- 'c'lared, . would permit operation " of fleets with n totiil capacity of between 6,500 and 8,000 tons. ,' INDIANA RATIFIES SUFFRAGE Gives Overwhelming Majority in Both Houses of Legislature—Twen- : ty-Sixth State. Indianap.olis. Intl., .Tan. 17.—The federal amendment for woman's suffrage- was ratified '-by both houses of the Indiana legislature, meeting in special session here. In the senate the vole was 43 to 3 and in the house 00 to 0. Indiana is the twenty-sixth state to ratify the amendment. BOLSHEVfKI OCCUPY ODESSAf Chief Port of Russia.on the Black Sea ... is Capture*! . by 'the ' ' : ' " . Basel, -i'Jan.:: IT:— Odessa:;."' the chief port of Russia on the Blnok eek. hasbeen: occupied '.; by. the. bolsheviks, ,ac- cordingv to :nfews|»aftBr. diKnatcheieC n*~

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