The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on January 22, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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f: '.I' THE DAILY FREE JAN 23 Carbondale—"Athena of Egypt.' 1 VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, THURSDAY, JAN. 22^1920. ' NUMBER Sir SHERIFF SCORES IDEA (IF LIENCY WITH BIG MO THEFT SCANDALS if Angered a/Report of Move to Stay Prosecution of Ali leged Thieves—Declares • All Will Be Brought to , Justice Without Delays. * . c Sheriff James W. Gibson made it very, very plain Wednesday morning that his office andi County Prosecutor' Otis F. Glenn's office are determined .to go the limit to send alleged automobile thieves and traffickers to the " penitentiary, says .the Independent. That is the -unvarnished way of putting it. Perh'aps the officials themselves; would say that, af teY all of their hard work on the case of alleged criminal practices, they are to binsist that every man who :has -v been indicted must go to trial. Sheriff Gibson has> heard -what many other pe'ople'have heard, namely that the wheels of the 'court may grind and grind and grind through winters and summers, with the automobile cases remaining on the docket, where some other serious oases have remained for so loiig. To Ask Immediate Trial -•• The" sheriff said: "The» state's attorney next Monday intends to ask Circuit Judge Butler to set the auto r mobile cases for itrial this termt" * Several of the cases outgrowing from L indictments late last summer have '.been docketed for the January term, ' but to use an old phrase, "that's no sign of a duck's nest." • . ,, '.'I don't know what the court will do about it," Sheriff Gibson added, "But I know the state's attorney is • to ask pudge Butler Monday that these cases lie set for this -term." - Trial or Off Goes Roof I While officials do not say so openly, there is excellent cause to believe 'they are provoked at the .readiness of prominent Murphysboro and Carbondale men to give bail for the men indicted in -the ^automobile scandal. WRECK VICTIM WAS ROBBED Unknown Person Took $20,000 From J. I. Lloor, Who Was Killed in Rail Accident in Ohio. "Pittsburgh. Jan. 22.—Joseph I. .Lloor. who was killed "in tlie wreck (if the Pittsburgh and Chicago' express between East 1'ak-stino anil New Watcrfoni, Ohio, was ruhbud of S20,- 000, .according to reports which reached 'here from East Palestine, •where the coroner is investigating the cause of the wreck. NOT TEMPEST IN A tEAPOT Martin W. Littleton Says Albany In- vestigatipn Will Place Socialists ! ' Where They Belong. Albany, X. Y., Jan.-22.—An outburst of applause came ; whei/.Martin W. Littleton, committee counsel, denounced the attitude of the Socialists in oppos- . ing war an(l then said: "Mr. Hilquit • saidxthat 'what'may-be treason today may be'the law of the land tomorrow.* :It will be the .law tomorrow if you let traitors write the law.-" j Mr. Littleton declared this investigation will not be a "tempest in a tea-pot," but that before it ends tlie question will be whether the Socialists can continue to "masquerade" as s. politi- • cal party. FARMER'S HOUSE BURNS WHILE HE ; WAS BEING BURIED While attending the funeral of the burial of .the head of the family, George Brew«r, Tuesday afternoon, -.the^ Brewer, ipme was consumed by flames, and upon 'the -family's return from the last rites, .they found the home reduced to ashes. The bm'ial 1 'was about 3 miles from the - home. It is. .not-ktiown ;how the house .caught-fire, all'*-members of the family being away at the funer-- .al and burial. Brewer died suddenly Monday afternoon at his home 7 miles southwest of this city. He "was the father cf Ross Brewer of this city. lAnotjher unusual incident was the difficulty with the hearse encountered by roads. Two teams and two' spams of mules, belonging -to neigh- Jjors were required to get the casket' to the cemetery. PRIMARY ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT TO BE HELD ON APR. 13 The primary election to select delegates to. the national conventions and to" express their . sentiments on their preference, for president will occur on April, 13. Then . men and ' women voters of all parties will vote their preference, for president, and name delegates carry out those instructions. .. Members of the county central committee will also be -chosen at that primary election. . The first day for filing petitions for that primary will be on Feb. 13 and the last day for filing on March 4. The primary election to 'nominate 'candidates from United States senator and congressman down to county officers will be held on Sept. 15. "A full ticket to be nominated including state officers from governor down, and members of 'tbe'legislature.- The'county -officers to-be nominated are" coroner, circuit clerk, states attorney, purveyor and county i commissioner. Program for Famous Woman Dry Leader Plans for a memorial program in honor of Frances E.'Willard, the famous temperance woman and suffrage leader, .will be given- by tne local W. C. -T. TJ. organization about the 17th of the month. Plans for the memorial will be perfected at-a called meeting at tie home of Mrs. M. E. Batson tomorrow afternoon. With the nation now under national prohibition amendment an- ' added significance, will be lent the memorial program. LINEMAN INJURED IN FALL RECOVERING Jackson Rich who has been in Holder; Hospital for the last ten days as the result of injuries received in a fall during the recent icy spell, is re- .covering rapidly and expects to return to his home in Dongola soon. Rich was repairing telegraph lines near Anna, while the*heavy sleet-was .on and fell 35 feet from a telegraph pole, sustaining a fractured skull and ibroken limbs. - MRS. DUGGER VICTIM OF ICE FALL TODAY BRINGS SUIT FOR $1,000,000 iShonts' Widow Sues His "Friend"— Avers' Ruthless Wiles Won - New York, Jan. 22.—Mrs. Amanda O. Thomas was sued in the supreme eourl /iby Mrs. Milla D. Shonts for '.$1,000,000 damages for alienating the affections! of the late Theodore P. Shouts, whr. ' named- Mrs. Thomas as chief beneO- •clary un.dor his will. . Mrs. Shouts- charged Mrs. Thoma.« 'began a campaign to win Mr. Shouts' affections as" soon as she met him through one of his daughters at a su- ,cial function in 1000, nnd continued :until liis deatli, September 21 last. With her husband very ill in the hospital here following an operation, Mrs. A. W. Dugger, wile c£ a local barber, fell this morning on the icy walk in front of the Goss Drug Store, suffering a broken wrist-and -internal injuries. Her condition- is not serious, according to Dr. Koscoc Lewis, attending physician. Coining plong at the time of Mrs. Dugger's fall, F. G. Bastin assisted her and called a physician. SEE HEN AS EFFECTIVE: WOULD PULL FANGS OF WEAPON AGAINST H.C.L, UTILITIES COMMISSION; POULTRY MEN AVER OTHER PROPOSALSMADE Declare More Raising of : Poultry by Families Would , Floor Advance of Eggs and Meat^-Down State '..: Show Closes Tomorrow Afternoon. • - ' An effective instrument with which to fight . the-formidable H. C. L.-is seen in a more extensive aad general poultry raising, according to the version of. fancier and practical -fowl raisers at 'the Down State Poultry. Show in session here'at the Armory! Hall. .With eggs now selling at ree-) ord prices, it is pointed out that a more reasonable price might he sta- blized if families only kept enough hens for their own use. ' This would also affect the price of meat Public Especially Invited. .TJie show, while not so large in the,number of birds on exhibition, is regarded a marked success. More' pure :birds and interest are being shown than usual.The -show will be in session until Friday evening. Officials of the show especially request the public to attend, -no admission being .charged. f Awards in .the show -thus far reported are as follows: White Wyandottes, 25 Birds in Class. John W. Bilderback, Carbondale— 1 old pen; 1 young pen;"l cock; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ckl; 1, 2, 3, 4 hen; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 pullet. '" - • -. .White Plymouth Rocks, 15 Birds in Class. - James Halliday, Carbondale—1, 2, young pen; 1, 2 ckl; 1, 2,, 3, 4, 5 pullet. R. E. Mitchell, Carbon-dale—3 ckl. Charles Borger, Carbondale—All awards in Junior Glass; 4vckl-in open class. Single Comb Rhode Island Reds, 30 Birds in Class. ^ Frank Smith, Carbondale—1 ck; 3, 4 ckl; .1, 2, 3, 4 hen; 1, 4 pullet; 1 old pen; 1 young pen." ' f Lorimer Brandon^ Carbondale—1, 2, ckl; 3, 4 pullet; 2, 5, young pen; all awards in Junior "Class. Hardy Crews,' DeSoto—5 pullet; 5 ckl. N. F. Schub, Cairo—3 ck. . Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds. L. E. Ranch, Carbondale—All awards. .Golden Wyandottes. H. C. ' Sutherland, Carbondale—All awards. , - ~ • ; Single Comb Buff Leghorns. '• R. Farrenbach, Chesterfield, Mo — All awards. *•• Partridge Plymouth Rocks. S. D. Lee, Carbondale—All awards. Buff 'Orpingtons. Mrs.' W. S. Winchester,. Carbonrtale —1 ckl; 4 pullet; 2 young pen. Grant Young and sons, Carbondale— • 2 ckl; 1, 2, 3 pullet; 1 young pen. Vernou.. Patterson,. Carbondale— Junior Class, all awards. Black Orpingtons. .Frank Lee, Pittsburg—All awards'. -Dark Cornish. ^ Clarence Odum, Marion—1 old pen; Constitutional Convention Proposes to Allow Women •to Vote and Serve on Jui 1 - ies—Exemption of Poorer . Families .From Taxation Proposed. ,, SPRINGFIELD, 111., January -22.— A proposal ito pull the "fangs" of the State Public Utilities Commission was introduced in the constitutional convention here-yesterday. The proposal would take from the 'state boards, bureaus and.commissions all judiciary power eaying w,ih executive 1 and administrative power's. A 1 proposal was introduced .giving the., women the^.right to. vote and serve on juries. However, they can no]L be compelled to serve on juries. , 'Another proposal cwas introduced' to exempt personal property arid Sousehold goods of heads' of' families to an amount of $1,000', from taxation. '•President Wdoaard. announced that his 'committee assignments would be complete by next Wednesday. The convention adjourned until that time. The following additional proposals were introduced^— ' Permitting sheriffs .-and county .treasurers to succeed themselves.- Npn-sectafiam N reading of. the Bible to Be,permitted in public schools; Provision for the 'election of the state treasurer for four years. 'To retain in the - constitution those sections of the present constitution relative to the Illinois Central railroad. Provision, for the appointment of county officers where a vacancy occurs. VARSITY FIVE TO CLASH WITH . EWING'eoLLEGE • Tie Normal basketeers will match wits, with the 'Ewiiig' College basket ball five at the Normal gymnasium- tomorrow evening.' In addition to the game between the Varsity five and Ewing ,a game will b,e staged between, the second Normal squad and Carbondale allfstars, teomrposed. of 'former Normal and tr. EL S.^satelites. • This game will be first - ' The .game against Ewing tomorrow night promises, to be aii interesting contest, the .{visitors' being, reputed; to, have a fast •' quintet. • . j. ST. LOUIS BANK ( LOOTED-^BANDIT OF GANG KILLED 1 ST. LOUIS., 'January 21.;—One banr dit was killed and Patrolman Harry Shea was seriously injured: early today in a running revolver battle after the highwaymen held up the-Water Tower bank here. . 1 ' ' The bandits were escaping with a grip filled with currency. When Shea engaged; them they dropped the. grip and -fled*after he had killed one • of the bandits. •. ' 38 CHICAGO REDS ARE INDICTED William Bross Lloyd, Reputed Millionaire,.on List of / Accused; SUPREME'COUNClL EMDSTASK Conference of. Ambassadors to Take Over Part of Work on Monday, January 26. MORE TRUE BILLS ARE DUE Paris, Jan. 22.—The supreme council decided that the'new conference of ambassadors would be inaugurated on j Monday,. January 20. ..This conference, taking up part Of the work of ,the supreme council, whieh.virtnnlly concluded l':s labors Tuesday'night, will be'in-i trusted with the task of insuring the! carrying out of the treaty of Versailles j anrt the discussion of current routine, matters connected with pqhcp affairs. The questions, of international policy, however, will be reserved for settlement at conferences in which the leads of tlie allied governments will sit. '•- 1 young' pen. Frank Dee, Pittsburg—Ickl. H. J. Boylan, St. Louis, Mo.—Red Game, all awards.. - .Francis Louden, Carbondale—.Mal- lard'Ducks, all awards. / Largest an-d best display-ij. W. Bilderback. Second largest and best display— Frank Smith. '•• Best pen and best male—Frank Lee, Pittsburg. '. . .. • Best female—Frank Smith. THEU.S. NAVY Passing Through the Canal. ANNOUNCEMENT OF .-SIRTH DUBLIN POLICE OFFICIAL SHOT '•Assistant Commissioner Redmond Is Found Lying Dead in His .Office I- in Harcourt Street '•• | Dublin, Jan. 22.—Assisi^nt.'Cottimis-1 jsToner of Police Redmond"was found! idead,_in his.liome'in Harcourt,.s.trcet. i 'Pe hid been shot'. •.,:..-7v,:-;; l .nSS'fcit'=s^' ; :.'. friends here have received announcement of the birth'of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Felthoven, of Omaha, Nebr.. on Jan. 12. The new arrival has been named Pauline. Mr. and Mrs. Felthoven were formerly of this citj', Felthoven being city editor of the Free Press for some time. He is at present connected with a paper manufacturing company in Omaha. Mrs. Felthoven was formerly Miss Gladys Spain. The D. S. S. Wyoming and the D. S. S. New Mexico are shown here passing, through the Pedro Miguel locks of,the Panama Canal. The electric engines along-the side..of "tiie locks are called -mules" in deference to their four legged predecessors—they have just hauled the battleship through tlie locks. If you are interested in mathematics you might figure out how many old. style mules It would take to do tlie job' , The Wyoming at the left, is moving out to. the lower'level, and us s*on' as tie water in the other lock is let out to the .correct level the New Mexico will move, aheai - " .''•"'• . This picture was'taken from a U. S. Nav/ flying boat, during the recent" - trip of the Pacific Fleet to the West Coast They .we're royally received at •all of the ports along the trip '• '• ' Three Women Are Among Those Held Y • iiv the"-A Hegetf- PI ot -Agai nst .the- U'.S. Government—Must Plead '^- . .-" ' Next Monday. Cbieago, Jan! 22.—The special "red" grand jury returned- indictments against 3S members of the Communist Labor party of America-before Chief Justice RolTert E. Crowe in the criminal, court. Most prominent among 'those indicted is William Bross Lloyd, who is .Snown as a millionaire "parlor Socialist" and who resides in Evanston. Three of those indicted are women. One of ,the best known is Margaret Prevey, who was a delegate to_,tue national-convention anr] v who well known In radical circles in^S "." ^niddle West, and particularly in V . .Viand, •where she-resides. I 1 './"' ' Those Who We're Indicted. The list of those named' in the indictments charged with conspiracy to overthrow the.government follow: Members of tlie national executive committee: L. E. Katterfeld, Alexander Bilan, Max Bodacht, Edward.Lin- greu and Jack Carney. Members of the state executive committee: Harry Shipman and L. K. England. . State secretary: Edgar'Owens. Members of the'Coblc county executive-committee: Harry Shipman, L. K. England, E. Greenwood, James A. lleisinger, \ Samuel. Hankin, Edwin Firth, John Vogel, Arthur Proctor, Jacob Schiff,. Niels Kjar, Morris A. and diaries. Krumbeln. • ' ^ Secretaries of local branches: Robert Norbtirg," Robert Horsley, CVjarles Clarahan, Walter Wolf, J. Kunst, Paul Bernford, Albert B. Stone and Charles Kate. '..''.. - Members'-of. the m-ga-niKation and. propaganda committee:-.Alfred Shuster. G. A. Engelken,'John Nelson and Merer Dobrcw. National- executive secretary: August Wagenkueeht. Editor of the Voice of Labor.: . John JReed. Active organizers- and agitators: Wlllain Bross Lloyd and Charles Baker. . Margaret Prevey, a delegate to the na.i:onal convention; Helen Jtuld and Clara Itofsk-y, secretaries of local 'branches.. . - , Must Plead. Monday .Morning.' Immediately after tlie. indictments were retuvned Chief Justice Crowe announced that lie w iild..make arrangements to have those indicted plead on Monday morning. He said lie would make arrangements to have them placed on trial as soon as possible. • After returning the indictments the gi'ami jurors retired to consider indict- ufeuts against other members, of the ComnuiDist party. -It is expected that forty or more indictments will "be .'returned against leaders of this party before the week is over. True- bill's were voted against some of the radicals this afternoon and indictments will be returned as soon as they can be'diawn. PnlLIPKNOS SCORE BIG AT ELKS DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT Capacity Audience at COIF- cert and Large Crowd f Dance to Fascinating. Ha- ' : wiian Strairis*— ComnieitMi-. ./; .able /.Social Spirit Prevails.- ' .-\ . •'... '- • . . •-' " -. » ,.UT,he a Elks.,H9me.4asl...i.i: s -tH. was scene of one o£ the most /enjoyable- dances and entertainments of the season, featured by ..the music furnished: by a Philippino string band. The .con- , cer.t proceeding the dance began at j~- o'clock, providing "entertaiumeixt- for more, than two hours to -a" capacity • audience in the lodge room. 'Ail seats; were filled and with a number stand-- ing. .' ' . .. Fascinating Dance' Stra!n£;\it; ; j'j : . Following the concert program, highly complimented, particularly the vocal, .trios receiving many encores', was the dance. v With the first note from the instruments of the Philippines, lovers of dancing responded to-^ the delightful rhythmic scores.Dancers were at once captivated by the enhajic- ing strains of those tropical jazza- dours. - The dan.ce. hall was crowded-: with enjoyable dancers .throiigoduf the program, until "Home, ' Sweet : Home" signaled the end' of a delightful" evening. About 300 attended the concert and 125 the dance. " Little Girl Dances. An interesting and enjoyable feature was the esthetic dancing by little • Lucille Whalen. Her solo dancing . under the direction of her teacher,.. Mrs. W-illard P. Wall, received encores and compliments by all present. Her" 'itime and execution -was ' com- m&dable. PRICES UP 10 TO 100 PER CT Department of Justice at Washington..Issues Figures on Staples- Since Aug. 15. Washington. Jan.. 22.- — l n from 10 to 100 per cent in wholesale . prices of sfjnple meats' and vegetahU-s in New York city Since August 15 were shown in lijifii'es made public l>y tlie- depacrmeiit of agriculture. At the same time the' department of justice an. nouneed that decreases in the pric-es ot fifteen out cf. nineteen articles, classified as groceries "in New York were sho'rn during 1919.. • BOLSHEVISM LAID TO HUNS- Russian Princess Cantaeuzene Grandi- daughter of Grant, Says It is Foreign to Russia. ^.Tan. 22: — "It is an insult ' to the Russian peopie to accuse them or originntins bolshevism." said Princess Cantccnzene-Speransky, granddaughter of Gen. TJ. S. Grant, speaking before the Chicago Association of Com-. -merce. "When the word bolshevism first appeared on transparencies,' -signs etc., in street- parades, tile Hussians difl hot knorf what ' it meant. The German agents were- responsible, they invented bolshevism and came to Russia. with, it after the revolution. Before the revolution all Eussia was covered by German agents, who 'flocked in after that event." UKRAINE SUGAR FOR SALE Four Hundred Million Pounds and Large Quantities of Wheat .. Ready for Market. Washington, -Tan. 22.—Four hundred' ' million pounds of sugar, 20,000,000••' ' bushels of wheat and large-quantities -. of hides and other-'materials stored in Hie Ukraine, will be made'available j'or • ' tlie markets 01' vlie 'world . when (-be general blockade of Russia is lifted, according to an annonm-i?:nonl here by tlie Ukrainian mission j n America.' Ukraine needs medicines, surirical goods, cloth. oloC.'ing, .slioes and agriX' cultural machinery, acconliiis to the mission, which said (lie kick of. niedi.- cine and clothing alone had reduced ' to misery great, areas of the Ukraine. *. ' . 20,000 Tyh'oid Cases in Ukraine Prague. Jan. 22^— Typhoid fever ta- epidemic form' is "spreading throughout Ukraine, according to a- dispatch from .Czernc'wilx. From other sources-it Is-reported that 20,000 persons are-ill with, the xliseuse In the government of Kharkov. , ' f Rail Crash In Prussia; 18 Die Copenhagen, Jan. 22.—Eightee/pas- sengers .were killed and twenty In- .lureS lira railvray collision outside ot SchueitJomuhl. Pmssisu

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