The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on February 20, 1920 · Page 6
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Friday, February 20, 1920
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THE BAIL* *RES8V VICTOR ROUSSEAU [ time .to maneuyer"tKe1glanl : smp. ; Trh^y "Donald realized that sh^e -was nearij lag the Shetlands and endeavoring to' make the passage between mainland end 'Fair Island.., That was, the mosli hazardous 'part of- her jpruney. Once beyond the straits, she would be. free to the open Atlantic. G'.'••••«.--.i. 'J-He gave the order to rise. The tanks' were filown,_the rudders- and diving planes adjusted,; the F55 .be-, KJU> to mount upward./iA. green-trans- Incency appeared. 'The electric lights Went out The hatches were opened. A gust of fresh .,alr r -.flrdye' the. stale atmosphere away.-.<-'.The petrol. motors took up the task of the electric ones. Donald ordered full, speed. The ves:: •el"drove high 'through'the waves; achieving 12 ..knots,.,... . — . A shadow edged the misty horizon.: It was Sumburgh head, the extreme southerly point of the,Shetlands. Here the cruiser was duetto turn.. - -j V, "Smoke to port, sir!" said Clouts! The German had evidently seen it »t the same time, for-her speed began ' to diminish. -This meant that she was Bteering cautiously to gain'the shelter of Sumburgh, behind which, she might lie. unobserved for observation. -If it was an English battle cruiser that was approaching, the ship would be hard put to" it to escape. It was'not_llkely that the oncoming ship had sighted her smoke through the increasing haze. '•'•Donald drove hard for the main channel. He knew that he could catch. the German now, and lie was ready to take r chances of discovery. Meanwhile, Inch-by inch, the stranger came up out of the sea. , At first Donald believed she was a British battle cruiser.. This hope was «oon dispelled, however, when her funnels showed three black stacks, ringed with' white, the color of the Claude line, and the heavy hull, built for freight,'not "speed. His heart began to thump heavily. For the Beotia was one of the Claude line's ships, and the approaching vessel looked very much like the overdue "Beotia. ; And Ida was aboard her, and already well within range of the enemy's guns! The two ships had sighted each other. Donald saw the Beotia diminish to.a thread line as she turned and ran, prow:pn, toward the Orkneys. A spurt of flame broke from the German's bow. A coll of cloud followed it. A few seconds later the boom of the discharge echoed across the water, and a pillar of spray shot up near the .Beotia'Si- bow. The battleship turned toward her prey. And Donald's chance had- come. The Beotia had no intention of surrendering. The Gorman, following l:cr. perceived the. lurking clanger, and at once his'guns were trained on the submarine. The F.55 dipped at the bow. A shell .hooted over her, and a second, falling i, shorter, deluged ,th8; submersible, with ( "water. ,,But the;. F.55-, was. stern down "and' .sinking. "Her' periscope shot through the waves, the' only target, nnff'In the conning tower Donald sat with his eyes fast on the mirror. •-• •-Ten feet below the surface the F55 •'•|itaiged'ori toward : the monarch of the •ea. ' . ; . '....-.-.'.: .,;„. The..sound of-the guns-was-vastly O'ldnder- under the: waves. - A single-shot, ,f**nt home, ^would smash through the thin plates as if. they .were, of paper. Sat Donald knew'that' it .was the $u- -jireme moment•••'when danger must be "•Ignored".:'He seemed'to sense the ship, >'.the>'crewj-;as'Ja single-entity, devoted *,to a.. single:;.purpose. Ha .aimed, his ;.'ibow. directly:: into his i enemy's port -flank. Se was lessjthan a mile away. At that distance it seemed a miracle .(that her shdls failed to strike home. .,..^Down in ' the : torpedo room-three "anen bore a torpedo from" the Tract and ./ijpla'eed it in the slings. They s'lvung It forward Into the breech of the tube. t>ne man at the pump rapidly filled the ^Jtireech._chamber with the compressed '^SrTnatrwas to send the missile upon •<!iiJ!2£SJA' "> the conning tower, still .^1jel3 the cruiser within the mirror. He ^Baw the smoke coil from her guns, he <3ieard their dull reverberation, and knew that at any moment the blinded 1*55 might be'sent staggering to her death through the wake of her wash. But he was animated by the single- minded purpose which-inspired all and .made the steel and human mechanism .a. bolt forged for death. •i Clouts, at the wheel, di,d not allow the little craft" to deviate a hair's breadth from her course. "Siknd by!" i The hiss of the oxygen apparatus dominated all- other sounds: At her i&tnot speed the missile left the .launching, tube' with a "heavy thud, and - tne'stiip quivered as she shook nerself •_ j prayed—they. ,cpuld do" no ^pre—that *! the torpedo might hot -have been shot true; that it might deviate from i.its _lmmlnent .path. . ,.. ; , N . j: •"lit;.earned on^jlneioyably. The. firing became wilder." The gunners, •absorbed,, as they were in their tisk,' iSeemedVpermeated with the contagibus terror-caused by that white,. rippling pencil-line-that~was7ertendlng~tbward . , . ... '.'"'• And -Donald knew that:^ls..diot had • pone home.:. ' . ..";•' ; . "^; : ,' : .^ "'. |.,. • The whir', grew'les^',"bnt : ali;'llsteiaed <ufitll the end of the mile-long Jouriiey. On'board::the enemy ship. everyone • bubbles that came up The^missile r struck'the battle, cruiser amidships, blowing out a section, of her hull, a single water-tight compart- _,».4. •, • rm._ — -.>.. *. tia r cny staggered from - blow.'' The torpedo ha'd struck glancing, ! ery.' The''wbund "was ''ln'"iiself too small to^sihlr or even-badly-cripple the greaf'shlp";" a" triumph of "shipbuilding, and "calculated to withstand just such Edward : Grimes, Director, v ., . Illinois "Farmers' -Institute,-. •'" ''Raymond.'. {:. .'.. . . t:ely jtor her, the maximum of the shock was received beneath- the powder room/ adjacent to the ammunition-- chamber,--whose--doors were open at that moment for the removal of the 12-inch shells by the ammunition^ hoist'. .' ", ! .'•-..' i' .'"•'. "BAT" NELSON GETS $225,000. Former Lightweight Champion Named as Chief Beneficiary in His Father's Will. Chicago, Feb. 20. — "Bat" Nelson, former lightweight champion was named of the $250,000 esra'fe'"of:'his- fathe'r,- .Which- was filed for'-, probate.'•'• • .The will leuves;$225,000 of the estate to ."Bat" and distributes the residue equally among his live'brothers, Albert, Henry.' Charles : 'H., .Arthur and Harry Nelson, and his sister, Mrs. Ida 'Blaple 1 o'f-Iowiu It is understood flint most of the estate of Matthew Nelson,'the father, was'in reality-the earnings'of'"Bat" while in the ring and \viis given by the fighter to his'father to care for.''- . chief be In the will disposing 6? T. RY...TO GOVERNMENT Railway System to Be Turned Over to Canadian State Ownership—Dissenters Hold Meeting. London, Feb. 20.—The shareholders of the Grand Trunk Railway system,' after, much discussion,; agreed to the proposal to. turn over the system, both in Canada and the United States,, to the. Canadian .government, the proposition being laid before the stockholders by Sir Albert .Smithers, chairman of the board of directors. . A dozen dissenters'held a meeting later and adopted a resolution protesting against the terms accepted. . GIVES G, 0, P, PLANKS Root Outlines Platform! fdr, the Republican Partyi Proposals Include End- of War Ru'e, Universal -Training and Ratifl- ' cation of Treaty. : • New. 'York,-' Feb. 201—Elihu /Hoof outlined at Hie, J{opul>Hc'an'.;State: convention -here-the platform .uppn-jwhieh. he v 'believes-the' should go,to,.tli,e. polls 'in November.,-,Most striking, ol his proposals were: '. ,.: ,, ,. Decentralization of 'the exe.cutire powers which, have made .the president "more, autocratic than-'any sovereign iiuth.e civl)i?ea .world.";'..'. ... . ... i£atific!itipii -.uE ,^ie^y : peace : treaty wlfii'seriate'nmehciraents 1 "long, before the presidential • ..iij^efprnitaof-.j-thei Iiijtigue of Nations ; covenaiit-, i [by, J a.-...cong-re ; ss '.of nations iit of ."a ..Kep.ubiican president immediateiy aftpr,.Mai:ch 4, 1921," .to establish'! "the rule of' public >lght rather than the wile, of mere expedl- encV.": 1 ' '"y.'''^- '• • .-'• ' ' . •.; . Rigid government'economy and the adoption] of an executive. budget.'. - Limitation-of the-right-to strike at a /point, where it < conflicts; with .self- preservation of .tlse .community '•; eS- tnbilshment of ,1 lab'or tribunal with power to enforce its mandates. ^ Revision of the'system, of taxation "which, involves the, tariff." .:''•: .* Americanization and. ; the, elimination of "a .lot of bolsheviki or bplshe: viki sympathizers" from public office. "Universal military training. • Mr: Root's ndflress, made, at a convention .called to recommend four delegates nt largo to the nationol. eo'n- yentiori, was regarded as the opening- gun'of tli'e campaign. It was prepared -after Informal conferences with .the most distinguished Republicans-, of the state. , . A. N. Abbott;:Director, ; '- Illinois 1 .Farmers'' . ; '. . •' Morrison. , . . SEARCH^ F3R H3ARLW FOQD Autos 'Burn at Whitehall; 111. Whitehall;. 111., Feb. .20.—Fire in the Hudson garage, here totally jSestrbyed ' the .building and 22 automobiles, causing a loss of $50,000.. . . ' Attorney General Palmer Orders^ An- iither Survey of Chicago Storage .;* Houcec— Hxpecti: Results. . Chicago, Feb. 20.—D'.str'lct Attoi^ey Clyue t<rat(!<l.,iluir.-' under or<lersi;fr< Attorney.. Gcheir'nlv-Palmer'. in : ''Washington nSprits ;of.'tiie luirran of -inves- tlgntlnm^iir'u* nVnklnir a 'rvsui'v'e'y-'Of'-tlie city. ; 'to' sehrch.'.fnr ho'ilrded, food: : The .attorney, fjeneral^lias ,conini:ind- ed speedy nctlon 'r.sninst rlie hoiirrting of food iri-Chicago, Attorney Clyne Admitted. If it ifv.l'omid.that 'dealers.--are holding .back liny-considerable'amount of.-footl,- they -will, be forced to .put! it .oh. tho market.. .. ; "We have reiisiin To think, tlint. there is n-lni'ge'qiinntltj'.nf frMfil..Jn.sVorage, ! Miv Ci.vne:.s!iid'. "It. n]Hst/l)e..--r.ut on flip murker. If anj«"deiilei'S are..friiini have, yi(ilate(T''ffie y Lewr-..iict against food' lion i ; dln;r, i Ii^'.v will .'-he 'prosecut'et U.'S. Finds Work for 6,000,000. • "\Vnsbingtou...Feb.. 20.—Emplo.vment has ibeeu .fou;,d -for. .more than '6,000,1 000 ihieir'.-aud 'women, by. the United States. ..employment service , since its iorganiza'tibn in January. .1918; it was announced in a snniniory.' ^ iiiiiiiiraiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiiiitp.! lllll!!llllll!!!llllllinillllllllllllllll!llll!!IIUIlilll!llllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllliim^^^ ' LARGEST LIFE INSURANCE BUSf ESS IN THE WORLD METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (INCORPORATED BY THE STATE OP NEW YORK) f HALEY FJSKE, President FREDERICK, H. ECKER, Vice-President Total Amount of Outstanding Insurance .'.- .... .. .§5,343,652,434 Larger than that of any other Company in the World. Ordinary (annual premium) Life Insurance paid for in 1919 ... , •-...-... • More'than has ever been placed, in one year-by any Company in the World. .$910,091,087 Industrial (weekly premium) Insurance paid for '" • '. . -' in 1919 ........ ...;,. .......... ....... ..I.. .... ........ $508,590,405 More than has ever been placed in one year 'ihy arid Company in the^World. -. . :..••. .. Total Insurance placed and paid for in 19i9 . . . . . ____ ... .'-. ... .$1,418,681,492 .The largest amount ever placed in one year by any Company in the Werld. " Gain in Insurance in Force in 1919 ____ •. . '. ' . ........ ........... .$914,140,618 More than ever has been gained in one year by any" Company in, *he World. .Number of Policies in Force December 31, 1919". ......... ,/. . . . . . .21,770,671 Larger than that of any other Company in America. Gain in number of Outstanding Policies .... ... , . ... - - . . . .... .1,986,410 1 Larger than- any Company in the World has ever gained ill one year. .•'• Assets ....: .......... ...........;... ". . .. .. , ,. ........ .$864,821,824.55 Increase in Assets during 1919 ... ...... .... .....,;.... ... $89^367,126.27 'fit- '' Larger than that of any other Company, in the World. . . . ' , '.;• .-.•'.' Liabilities . . . . ......... ......... i . . '.' ... .....! ...!...... . .$835,736,487.38 Surplus ........ ........ ...... . .... ; .:..,.. .:. . . ... .... . . . . .$29,085,337.17 Number of Claims paid in 1919 . . . . ..... . ; ...... . . ~. -..: . :. . . ... : . . .. .289,125 Averaging one policy paid £or every 30 seconds of each business day of 8 hours. ... . ' . Amount paid to Policy-hold e^s in 1919 .......... ____ ; . . . ... . $73,581,759.91 , Payment of claims averaged $505.93 a minute of -each business day of 8 hours. ••.'.. . Metropolitan Nurses made 1,300,883 visits free of charge to 256,000 sick Industrial Policy-holders. . ' " ' Metropolitan men distributed over Twelve Millions of pieces: of literature on. ...'.health— '• -;•. ;'.-•• .'•••,.-,•••. '',.'. . ; '•••' - ; ';. - Bringing the total distribtit'ion to over 200.000,000. ' . ... ,-••". '. ' ' ' ;• lieduction in general mortality at ages 1 to 74 in 8 years 17.9 per cent. , ;•' Typhoid reduction, 69 per cent'.; Tuberculosis, over '33".per cent.; -Heart . • f '.••.-• ' . - ' disease, over 23 per cent..; Bright's disease, over 25 , per cent. ; In-. < .'.;."••'• .-. .fectious diseases of children, -over 46 'per cent. ". . • • ' :' •'•'>•;''•! '.i^;'- ''^.^TPi'SiJ! - Jn general. reduction and in each case of disease, this is far greater than, that shown by "statistics .of the' '-.-.. ,.- Registration Area of -the. .United -States. ' ' : .'.. ''.'.>, .'. . •- '••:'''•'' .'••., . . , : •: -"v LAUKA :J£ SWARTZ . O8TEOPATK1C PHYftlOiAN . . . t Chronic DV«««»e« ,' 8p^cl»rty ' jj Offlc. IB taud.r-Nlchcl« Bid*. * 'Coal and lee MACKEY COAL OFFICE .:;.-, ; .. ptton» a* -••.: . • '---1'.. ;V»CilM« BulWlitf ,. DR.XW. BARROW NEW HAMILTON BUILDIN* • • to 11 A. M. «nd t »o t>. • HAMILTON & BRADLEY Attorney* «t Lmv Wion* tU K , Suite; 11H« N«wi Hamilton DELIA CALDWEu; BL IX' MoANALLY BUILDING ' 811 Wort Main «tf»«t pffioo Hum-* to lu M.M.; 1t» 4 M CARBONDALB CANDY KITCHEN Home Made Candle* and !«• Oral i Tclophofl.>44 Y "' " ECONOMY GOAL J. B. WOOD*, PROP. Wa«h«d Nut, Cg| arid Lump HENRY'BAIN -.,. TRAN8IFIR GET OUR PRICES Phone 342 K H. O. HALL & CO. FEED, COAL AND POULTRY SUPPLIES •'-'.. Phone 233 W. A. BRANDON, M. D. GENERAL PRACTICE AND THE '•' : - ; '. .•- . EYE '. Cym TMtod ' Qla«M« fttto* Vlrolnla Bidg. ' Carbon*!*, IH. F. L; LINGLE;, M. D. O«n»ril PractiM •p«elal attention to Ey», Ear, - • '-' QlBMM Fitted Phon»»: R«»ldence SSO-2, Oflte* Money back without question if HUNT'S' Salve-fails in the treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA, ^ RINGWORM-TETTER orf other i tching ekin diseases. Try * A 75 cent box et bur risk.' . , ^ ^_ HEWITT'S DRUG BTORJS" \ PILLS- 1 . -• _• AUWI-•ruuB.^rA'v^r «SA7CDL " - A • *•• - 3£^VS^i^.*fiffJ£3HSi3 A ' •= Sal Sk 'K?t ln •"«* *?? UfU-aaSs ,. .SOLD BV DSUQfilSTS EVERYWKB* DR.H:H. ROTH Practice limited ,to Diseases of EYE, NOSE,: EAR and THR Over Woolworth Store, Murphyiboro; III. OAT - NO TRIAL FOR HINDENBURG Each Crime Mu*t Be Specified, Berlin. Cabinet Tell* the Allies— WitneiMi Scattered. - Berlin,'-Feb. 20.—Germany intends* to prosecute vigorously every man oa the:: extradition list against whom there is'prima facie evidence of the- commission;;:0f crime.. .But Germany lias no Intention •vyhatever. ef instituting proceedings i against General Hlndenburg, Bethmr.un-Hollweg other : leaders unless .the specify individual crimes. Following the ;sesslpu of . which considered, the last allies,. Eugene SchlffierJ justice,' left.iio doubt He said.'Germany was hasten as. much, as ppsl the diflVculty . of.. lociit.i| some of whom nre'in forced delay. ' JUDGE OUSTS BEi D«ath Rate for Case Against Jersey Cit| Expelling Socialist Is in Court. . Jersey" City;. X. J-.J. Carrlfk ''.xjlsiriisseil : the cialist:- Ediientionnl county, which was .instftufl city' officials and three ^ a resuJt of the exclusion .of i Berger from a .'socialist. January 3. '•-;.. ;.>'< ' '* The conk granted a motion of John Bentfey, cprporatioia : ij cqnnsel, ..for a] :pfljisult;..after.he^com^ilalriedrihat wii| J nesses tiad been summoned to c^url .three tlm*sj)iij_. that hearing ; ; 'ot'^ evl dence 'jliff_ hefd[ .tfp vSecausc''np 1 1Sffe. a peared for-the socialist orKonlz "'

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