The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 16, 1920 · Page 1
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, 7 Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt." ..VOLUME 17. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, MONDAY FEB. 16, 1920. NUMBER 107.. Latest Allied Note Demand Ex-Kaiser Be Exiled To East Indies NORMAL NOSED OUT BY SMALL MARGIN IN •TWO HARD GAMES Latest Allied Note Reserves Demands in Regard to Extradition of Foriner K aiser—Will Offer to Intern Wilhelm at Dobrn. Special to Free Presa: '. - THE HAGUE, Feb. 16.—Latest allied note to Holland with regard to: extradition of .former^ kaiser reserves original demand for his surrender and only asks his internment on Dutch^ Isle in East Indies. Dutch govern-, ment will offer .to intern Wilhelm at Doom. WIFE OF FRANK Succumbs to Week's Illness With Pneumonia—Leaves Husband and Sev-. en Children. ' • . Fire at Will Hamilton / . Home This Morning A persistent blaze was fought several minutes by the fire department at the . Win.. Hamilton home about 11:30; this- morning. Finally the flame was. conquered, but Ibeimg between the roof and the ceiling made ,it difficult to get to. with, the chemical hose. It is'believed'tne fire started from a defective flue. . • . The fire department was called 'Uo .the former E. J. Ingersoll residence on West Main street about 8:30 yester- j day morning. A small blaze around .'the flue was put out without .damage. The fire department was again called about 2 o'clock this after-noon to the I. • J.'Ha.rtline home pn West Walnut street.. The damage was slight and the blaze was extinguished with .the arrival of the fire department. Mrs. Emma Beal, wife of Frank Beal of Birch street, di^d at her home at 5-?0 this'morning, following a weeks illness wih pneumonia. -She. was 34 years old and b.a.1 lived 1.1 CaTbbn- •3i.'e most of her. lite. IT" 1 Boal h,-'.3 been employed at the chemical plant. . The deceased leaves seven children, three sons and four daughters, the oldest child being 18 and tbe-youngest 1 year. She was bofn in Kansas City, Mo. .. _ ' The funeral services will be held at Che home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. Services . wi:i be 'conducted by Rev. Duncan MacFarlane. BAPTIST MISSIONARY S.OQIETY WILL MEET TUESDAY The Baptist Missionary Society will. meet at the home of Mrs. .Julia Sytes. on Pecan street:at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon,, instead of Mrs. M. . Etherton, on account of illness.. • . . ,-Mesdames Sykes and Jesse Anderson will bei.hostesses witii .Miss .Martha Buck as leader. ' , The following program has been arranged: '. " ••' . , • iScripture reading. . .- '.'.'•. Prayer. , ' Song. '''•.' '--;,'..• . -, Vocal solo by Miss Mary Matthews, accompanied by Miss Helen Smith. Lesson study led, by Miss Buck: .India: General conditions. Practice among secluded women. Zenana and Purdah. " , . •Hospital, dispensary and general practice. The training of native women physicians. Impact of woman's medical .missionary work upon the social fabric of India. , Discussion. Current events- on missions. . ; Reading—Mass. Florence Mitchell. . Business. ' • .. Adjournment. - ' MRS. HARRYEIGHER DIES Succumbs Early This Morning With Pneumonia—Leaves Three Children. . Mrs Harry Ei'cher aged 31 years, died '-at her home 40S East Hester street, at 1 o'clock this morning. He'r death followed an illness of 'pneumonia. £he leaves her husband, Harry Eicher, a painter and three .children, two little girls, 7 ancT 2, and a little bo>:, 6. She also leaves two brothers, Lin and-Ira Wilson and a half broth- •er, Albert. .Smith, also .her.mother. She has resided in Carbondale for a number of years. The funeral services will be Bfeld.'tomorrow afternoon at tfi'e residence at 1:30. IS Encouraging Response to- Take Care of Visitors 1 During Institute The committee in charge o£ the '.locating of lodging place for the visHing farmers here at. the institute, in Car- b'ondale homes this week, report an en- 'couraging response. Those who have "found they will be i*ble to provide convenience' for -visitors here during the days of the institute are requested to notify Prof. W. T. Felts. To Serve Meals in Interest of Library Movement The Carbondale women interested and taking part in the public library movement here will serve meals a-t the Normal • gymnasium during the days of the State Farmers' Mstitute here. No contributions are accepted. The profits on the meals will be used to further the library movement. Egypt's Bankers to West Frankfort in May The executive committee of Group Ten Illinois Bankers' Association, met at the Roberts Priday^and decided the date and place of -the Group's next meeting, which will be held at West Frankfort the last week in May. Chas. ' Gullett, cashier of the Carbondale' National Bank is a member oE the -cent mittee. Seven other committee members attended. • BoSkydell Woman Dies . •• Here Saturday •Mirs. Clara. Wiggs, a?ed 26, died at the Holden' Hospital Saturday Afternoon 'fol^ying an illness -with appendicitis and influenza. Her hcyme is east of Boskydell. The funeral was held today. " . • • ENTSMINGER CONFECTIONERY CLOSES FOR REPAIRS Gas Well at Ava Ignites Burns Up Drilling. Derrick A gas well being- drilled on the road -between Ava and Campbell Hill went lip 'in flames about 4': 30' Friday afternoon when the gas ignited and burned (£he drilling • equipment, .including the .-derrick, according to word reaching Mnrphysboro 'that night. Owing to the telephone lines between * Murphy s- borb and Ava being out of order details could not be obtained from Ava Saturday. ••••'.' The Entsminger confectionery closed today temporarily, during which l : ime the interior will be..repaired-and newly decorated. They expe'ct to open •in about two.weeks. American Legion Buttons Have Come The official American Legion button, will be distributed to members of the post at the meeting at the. Armory Hall ttmSght. Each ex-service inan> in the_Legiion will receive a. button. Those wno have not joined the Legion may receive one tonight by joining the post Adjutant Framk C. Bastin announced they yould distribute tie buttons tonight. McKendree Put -in Student Referee Who Held Nothing- Against Mckendree's Team — Normal Made More Field Goals. The Normal basket ball team lost twoTiard games to McKendree College at Lebanon last Friday and Saturday. The first game was lost by 'a 20-33 score and the second by a 21-22 .count. The two teams were well matched and fought nip 'and tuck all 'the way. The first game was played Friday afternoon. At the end of the first ''half • the -score was 11-9 for McKendree. At the-beginning'of the second half, McKendree's star running guard. Wagoner/shot five baskets- in "a row from impossible positions, an'd these points proved sufficient to win the .game. Zacliditz of St. Louis, former McKendree coach, referred the game. The second gaine was played Saturday nigh-t and on "earned rums" should have been won by the Normal-team. At the end ot the first half the score •was 0-9. During the second half the Normal got a comfortable lead but McKendree nosed out a winner by | what appeared to be partial work on | the part of the referee who wa's a.Mc- Kendree student: TOien it/appeared that McKendree's unbroken'string of! victories "was doomed, the referee got | in with six fouls on the Carbondale! team, .eliminating Carter from the scrap ,and giving ithe Lebanon team a one margin-. Normal got ten baskets in this game to'McKendree's nine. Twelve fouls were called on Normal to five on McKendree. Wagener and Wieneke ; for McKendree starred in both games for the winners, while Brooks and Doolin did the heavy scoring tor the Normal. Every player on the Carbondale team I played good ball-in'spi-te of the handicaps met on the Lebanon floor. First Game. Normal line up: . B, F. P. T. Rude, If .. '.'- .. ..,.1 0 3 '0 Brooks rC .-4 1 1 0 Doolin, c 3 3. 0 0 Allen ,rg If v .. 0 0' 00- Roberson, rg .., 0 6 1 0 Carter, bg .0 0 01 Carson, bg .0 0 1 0 Free throws , missed—Brooks 2, Wieneke i, .,Collard' 2. Second Game. N'orma'l line up: : . ; B-. F. P. T. Rude, If '., .'.'.3 0 2 1 Brooks, rf ...'. :' 2 1 2 0 Doolin, c 5 0 1 0 Allen, rg ., '. ...0 0 0 1. Carter, bg -. 0 0 4 0 Roberson, bg ...'. '.. .0 0 • 1 0 Free throws missed—Brooks 2, Doolin 2, Collard 3, Wieneke 1 3, .Wagetoer 2. : Normal Meets Cape Next. The Normal team will play Cape Girardeau • Normal here next Friday night and again on 'Saturday night. Cape beat Carbondale twice at the Oape earlier in tihe season but the local boys- expect to_ give the visitors two ta-'immings this-week end, to even up matters. . . - The'bam. on public gatherings' audi seho'ols was lifted today It was announced by the city officials- this morning. ' . ;'. : - ; . • - : • ;•' The -ban. has been iri effect since Wednesday when it was placed.-on the city on account of the wave of illness here. Schools^ moving picture shows, .pool halls, churches. and all public gatherings have been restricted since-that time. The hWl'Wi situation is now under cqntrol, as far'as fear of'it taking any further form of an epidemic; '•:•'-• Tlie city expressed itself tiiis morning 'as being pleased with the maniner in which the citizens .cooperated in- making the ban effective, requiring sacrifices in a business way ot a number of persons operating business places. Also that the order was observed with- good spirit. United States as Washington's" birth- clay, 'under programs mapped out by officials of'flip organization at national headquarters liere. Iri ipost crltiew tlie principal patriotic exercises will he in charge of local posfs and lu-ld during - the afternoon. A feature of these exercises will be the presentation to f.he next of kin of fallen American soldiers of certificates conveying the appreciation of France for the heroic sacrifice of America's dead. Ministers will be invited to participate in these exercises,, but also will be requested By the S.OOO posts of the legion to explain llu> work of the organization from, their pulpits at their .Sunday morning services. - : The certificates will be presented to the next of: kin of approximately 118,- 409.soldiers, sailors and marines. They bear the inscription : "To the memory of : of the United States of America, who died for liberty 'during the great war, th'e homage of France." The certificates, which are engraved, show a prnup' figure cenotaph^ aho\-(i' which is tlie '[notation from Victor Hngo: "The people should - come, to' pray at the graves of -those \vho died for their country." RAILROADMEN NOT TO STRIKE l • Union Chiefs Agree to Submit j ___ President's Proposal to Their Locals. BARKER HALTS BIG WALKOUT Maintenance of Way and Shop Laborers' Strike Is Indefinitely Post- 1 poned — Representatives of ; i .All, Rail Organizations to Sift Offer. FORECAST.FOR THE PERIOD FEB. 16 TO FEB. 21, INCLUSIVE For the Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Valleys: Generally fair with frequent alterations of temperature.. MAJOR SHOOTS 2. BURGLARS Hand-to-Hand Battle Occurs When the Officer Traps Men in a Base- GroPinvU'h. rrmn., l r olt. 10.—Two lmr;r!:irs Avert- slioi and killr-! iiy ^la.i. Aldfii L. Mi-M'irty »?' <'!r( j (Mi\\-ich. a liicinber of tho stale police ilcpartnuMit. in HK> iTsirtPnci' of )l<.:". Wixu (}. 3Ior- ris a'Hf'^y l^tint Sound Rcafh. The wax \\-ounni"! In hts ri.2-lit arm. \dilison P.acon, n town cunstable, who n-as iv;tb ."\l;i.jnr Jlcllurty, was \\-ouiiil- ed in the .law and shoulder. TO PAY TRIBUTE TO "HEROES American Legion Sunday Will Be Observed in Thousands of Churches en Feb. 22. Indianapolis, Tnd., Feb. 16.—American Legion Sunday will be observed in 'thousands of churches^ throughout the H. C. L HITS A KfNC- Ehgland's Ruier Finds His Allow- ancs Too Small. Has $2,350,000 Yearly, but Compeljcd to Sell $15,000 in War Bonds.- " London, Feb. 16.-^-As one. .result of the high cost of Ilving,-King George of England has just 'had. to sell $15,000 -worth of war loan bonds to. meet the expenses of tlie last year. • ' •' ' This was revealed by a 'member of the royal household, who. said that, in the days .before the ' war the. king was able to Invest between $35,000 and $45,000 annually; • ' ..-. ' -• . King George's anhiml grant from parliament is .•,?2,350,000. Out. oi. this sum $1,800,000' is required to. defray the expenses of the' "royal 'establishment." • '.-'',•' 'The balance of $55,000 'is-all that ,is nctiuillj x 'crediterl;'to his majesty's Bankers I in.', two. 1 half-yearly install-' ments, and put of tliis . King George has to pay ihe wages ftf 112 servants, which, incindinir hoard, average's over $50 ti week to each man find maid servant . • '• A glimpse :it the royal housekeeper's book'reveuls these entries: ' , ' ' "Servjihts' watres, $250,000; table expenses, $10.000; household ofTicials, $5 a day; liouseiiold bead,'annual salary, $18,000." ' •-. •NATIONS' LEAGUE IS WINNER Democratic Candidate for Congress in Missouri Defeats His Republican Opponent Decisively. Excelsior Springs, Mo.,. Feb. 1G.— .The election, of Cap't. .T. L. Milligan, Democratic candidate and League of Nations advocate, over .Tolin B. Frost, Republican and league opponent, as representative in congress' for the Third district, .was conceded by W. L. Coles, chairman of the Republican state committee. ' Captain Millignh's nia.ioriry, Chairman Coles said, Will be.betwep.n 1,700 and 1,800. In--191S Alexander-carried the district by a majority of 1,793 over Frost. .. • . '. '••' .The election was to. choose a successor in 'congress to.' Secretary of Commerce Joshua Alexander/ The. League 'of Nations was the dominant Isgne in the campaign, , •' 1 Washington, Feb. 16.—The railroad unions oi the United States agreed to submit to their organizations the proposal from, President'Wilson" that all their wage srievances be immediately token under coasideration by a com- 'mlttee -of experts to be appointed by the president at.once pending creation of. wage adjustment machinery as pro : vided in tho railroad bill now before congress. ••-•-. Thus the Immediate prospect of a general strike Is averted. The only .strike order actually issued was that of the maintenance of way employees, set for Tuesday, and this was indefinitely postponed later-in tlie day by the officers of that brotherhood. The President's Proposals. The president's proposals, which-will j.'be submitted to n conference of representatives of all. tlie railroad organizations—15 of theni—at a meeting to be called iri Washington February 23, as stated by" the president in his address tij the railroad committee, are as follows: ' ' • ; ."1. Tn--tlie event-tiat-in--connection .with the return to private control pro- i'Vision shall be made by law for ma] chinery for dealing with railroad wage matters I shall promptly use my'influ- ence, and so far as such law- confers power upon me I shall promptly exercise that power to bring about the earliest practicable, organization of the machinery thus provided. "2. In tlie. event that no such pro- Vision is-marte by lajv for dealing, with these matters, I shall employ the influence of the. executive t'O get the railroad companies an,d,-*";"railroad.,em- •pl'oyees to, join promptly-'in-tlie crea-. tion of a tribunal to -take up. these problems and -carry them to a conclusion. • .'.. .-. '. . . ' Committee of Experts. "S. I shall at once constitute a com- mittf,^ of experts to take the data already avail able.'.in the various records of the United States railroad adminis- -tration,. including the,.'records of .tlie Lane commission-ami of the board of railroad \vn&:es''.a'iHVworking'conditions, and-;to iiniilyze the .same so'as to. der velop. in the sh'ortesfipossible time, the facts bearing jipon' a jiist and reasonable finsis, of wages' fov the various classes of railroad- employees, with- due 'regard to all factors reasonably hearing- upon.-the problem, nnd. specifically to the factors of the average of warre paid for similar or analogous lalior for 'other, industries ill' this cnunrry, 1 [lit: cost of living and a-..fair iivin^' wage. so us'to.(M't the problems in-sh:spe. Cor tiie earliest possible final', disposition." ' . - ' •• ( . . . ' • Wilson Wires Barker. -Before . tlie pf'sjpoiieinem: of the maintenance mon's strike-/ was aii- nounoe'd- Prc j sidonr Wilson.^and Din"-- ,tor Genera! lilni.'s hr,(i (.•(iiH'i.^iitrjitPil their attention upon proventini.; the strike of tiic :ji)(lOCO' uinlnt<;ninioe of \\-ay ,iMnp!o.voes. \- • Earlier in Hie day, when it'became, 'kno\\-n that, tl^e oJliciers of tlie maintenance ovguni/.ation. hail'.refused to join wit;i rlip 14 other uiiions in tin; agreement .submit rjio 1 ' president's proposals to Hie join-o union confor.- enoe. Fehruary 2.3, Pr,gr^|!i>n.t Wilson and TiiiXHrtor .Nines I'/r/di sent tele- grnms- to A.' K. Barker; president of the Brotherhood 'of Maintenance of Way Employees at Detroit, and Sir. Hines also sent a letter., ; 7 . President • Wilson's telegram practice lly demanded (lint 'thp strike he called • O.IT, hut contained uo threats. Tt was reported, however, that the government will', resort to extreme means to prevent the strike; if necessary, anil perhaps invoke.the-injunction as was done in the coal strike.'. ' ..-..' M'KINLEY COMES OUT FOR U. S. SENATOR Will Address the Illinois Sttie/jFarm-- er«' Institute Here, This fte«k.. '_ Champaign, 111.,. Feb. 16, 198IT— Formal .ain.nouncenieri'ti of- his candidacy-fur United States Sertator from JBMnois ito succeed Senator yShernjan was made today by Congressman .Williain-B. McKinley of this ciiyi .,- . .~ The announcement came-'in? the: form of a letter from Congressman* McKinley to . Jotta, W. Stipes, ' president of the "McKinley For- 'Senator- Organization-," in reply to his report as= tlie head of the -voluntary campaign* committee of neighbors and business; ' men of the downstate congressman, rthat has been, making a .political survey of Republican senliment during: the last few months. . • . • : It/ is understood the result of this- survey has indicated to such an .extent a demand among Illinois Republicans for a" down state busmes& man as a candidate for tne senatorial, office, that a letter - -was dispatched' strongly urging Congressman lie- Kinley to .become a candidate for the nomination at the primary next Ssp- - tember. • In hife letter of acceptance Congressman . McKinley . indicates his willingness to abide, by the wishes of his 'friends "on condition tbat the • Republican . party bend its entire .• energy! toward .putting the' government machinery back on> a practical business Ibasis, reduction of taxes andE maintenance of the American t*andv ard of living. •• . .Congressman MeKinley will address- the Farmers' Institute here this week. . TOWN FARMERS HALT CE Agricultural Survey Drags Because*. Farmers Are Not at Their Country Homes. i oil,' Feb. ""1C. — Farm emj-- merating work under (he agricultural: census is <lr:ipp:i)g. it is sialod at the-census bureau,- because so ninny .farmers live in the city in -the winter- nncl' are not on the farms when Hie CTIII-- merators coll. Completion of the Jisrri— cultural census had linen oxpectcc! by ofiieia.lK .within 'the iT'xt; two weeks,. lint repent reports ':inlic:i(e<l Jlmt owing to (inability to reach many farm- owners, coupled "with I'lail weather conditions. which have roi'iplptely- halted " the census 'in some, ilisr.'icls, farming : stnristics will not be completed for an— other -two months. ' > Oklahoma to Decide Feb. 23'. • Okln'ho,nia City, Okla,, .Fcb. : -6.—Gov. J. B. A.. Robertson wi)l call a' special session of' the state' legislature for Veb. 23 to ratify the womnn suftrag* ' TWO GREEK TRAITORS GUILTY • Colonel Metaxas Gets Death .and Gen- - eral Doumanis Life Sentence for High- Treason.. • London, -Feb. ;1(v—.A Central'NewrT > dispatch from : Athens, reports the conclusion of ' the .trial of. members • of ' thr former ffi'pek' 'general sfnff, wbo> • had lieen accuKed of" acting in behalf! " of' fiornimv interests,: during .tlie war; . Colonfl.\5Ietaxas;.chief nsKlsfcint- to the staff, 'was-; convicted 'of high treason-' for- -surrendering EorfRupbl (o the" Buli-'arians,'- and, wns -condemned to-death. . General-Doumnnis^-\yns sentenced to.penal servitude for life, the-. (IjRpnich says. > 1v:o olli<>rs were. .-ie- quitteil. . ... : GERMANS GETTING MARRIED Berlin Is Now Beating All Marriage^ Records—28,383 "Tied Up" Last ' . . "Year. ' • '' • ' -'• Berlin. .Feh. 1C.—Ltsst ijionr Berlin married nnd gave in-nian-fsfce to im extent not Icnmvii evon In Jlio most proN- perons yeni-s of iiencc. Th-> number, of,: marriages-was 28.38s: ' Not: countins- 1014, with its 5,7(« AnKii.Kl:.v,':ir'.-iO!ir-- riages, the highest figure ivachcrt ' IR-peace times was : in 7911!, with 22.995- n-etUlings. In -101(3. th'c; (! K nr;., fell .(o. in.s.t under 1.4,000. 'O V -<M- which last., vcar's is an- increase of 'JOS- per cpiifnnd an increaso oi' 7!3 ; per oeiit • nve;--tlie fig'nivs of iniS.. ' - ITALY" SELLS 40 'WARSHIPS' Minister of Marine Says. Government. Expects to Sell- Ninety-Three -. • Other Craft. . Koine, Fell. 1(5.—Item- -Admiral Sec-;chi, minister- of- marine, in an-interview with' the -correspondent of la: Tribuiin, said .Italy, xmeV th,c armis-" tice, hart, sold .40 warships- and ex- jected to sell 93.other craft 'as soorS as the-mine-sweeping operations werer tompleted. He asserted it bad beem" .fieclded 'to abandon construction p* 1 " four ' superdreadnuughtn planneO be^- fore'tlie war,' :''-, '•:'•"'•'''•'• .^

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