THB DAILY FREE PRESS THE DAILY FREE PRESS . Eitabllthad -SNUly IMS Weekly 1877 Press Publishing Co. MRS. JOHN T, GALBRAITH Editor and Manager Telephone --.-. 218 TERMS Subscription 16 cerfts a bills due -weekly. Job wore Btricuy cam. ANNUAL .SUBSCRIPTION $7.80. - -Bnttred at the poatoffice at Carbon- IlUftols, as second class matter. In the Free Preu Building, Main Straet. Feb. '23, 1920; .ANNOUNCEMENTS 'HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER, .The Free Press is authorized to an- —inouuce GEORGE A. FORE as a candi- -•-• date tor Highway Commissioner of, •Oarbondale township, subject to the Republican Primary March* 20. The Free Press, is authorized to an- »noimce. JACOB ETHERTON as a candidate for Highway Commissioner of Carbondale township, subject to . the Republican Primary March 20. ^ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR. PRICES STILL GO UP Jump 2 Per^ Cant During the ; Last Month. ROW IN IRISH RANKS Disagreement iti '"Friends of i Irish Freedom?' Organization; Government's Fight Thus PaV Futile, , 'According to Official Inquiry • ;• . at. Washington. • Washington, *'eh.; 23.—Efforts'of. the government to lorce ilown the Jiigh post, of iivlng''are still futile, the bureau oi' labor statistics announcing .rliat retail prices advanced. 2 per cent 1 'ictwcen. •. December '.in, 1019. and January ilo. 1920. •This rise of 2 per cent occurred rte- ••plfe''iu prediction-iDade'-by Attorney (icneral Pajmer two mpntlis aso that the first of the new year would see a .'ullliiff oft. in prices. ' ] ' ' The bureau of labor statistics fis- ures, are based, upon, the expenditures . of the average family for" food in ''50 cities, and'show a 9 per cent rise since January, 1010, the highest rise for the vpar having: been found in Minneapolis, where it was 10 per cent. Chi-. -cago and Bptrpit eanie next with an 11 per cent Increase for the year. Since 1933. the. year' before " tiie world war began, the general cost of living increase up to January I..', 1920 aggregated 104 per cent, Chicago's in- orea.se for (his period being 102 per cent. The government's, comparisons 1 arr based on the" average retail prices ol the following articles: Sivl'oin steak, rounil steak, rib roast, chuck • roast. pln<c? iieef,'pork chops, bacon, ham. lard, 'hens, 'Hour, cornmeal. eggs, .bnt- te'T, .milk, .i)road, potatoes, sugar, clieese, rice, coffee nnd tea. ' The Free Press. Is authorized to announce WM. M. HOLLTDAY as a candidate for reelection for Assistant Supervisor of Carbondale township, •subject to the Republican Primary March 20. i SELLING EGYPT As an outgrowth" of .the Booster ^meeting held at the close of the Illi. .nois Farmers' Institute-here last week Uhere has' budded forth one of the -strongest organizations of any locality. ,tits' motive is to. boost and ad- •vertise the products of Southern Illinois, or in other words to sell Egypt. . "This organization j&_jj.asr. in process_of ^<^™.y5«^i»m—n.-\_.-arbondale man, Pfes~ ident-J. D. Dill, of the local Chamber o£ Commerce, was elected chairman and will represent the commercial in•Wrests. His 'associates are C. H. .Durst, Anna, who represents the county advisers; Ferdinand Kohl, Central- •'ia, who represents "the bankers, and Chas.: Taylor, Harrisburg, who represents the real estate men. These com- .raittees will probably be added to as -occasion demands and a highly com- .petent secretary with a sufficient of- rfice force will be engaged. Egypt is .in line of being sold on. the-market in a standardized manner for many years .to come if the promoters of this ad- •vattced idea carries, and without doubt rit will tee a success when, all of South- •ern Illinois awakens Mo the fact that '•this is a splendid way of representa- \tion.to the outside world. Many other I localities, especially the progressive . ones, are doing i this and are coming to the front: None of them had better •prospects than Egypt and many not .such a good outlook. Often when, many interests are reaching -out. for purchases if they could get in touch with a. representative of a section they soon ^would find their product without vis- ating the locality or be put to a great amount of correspondence .which in the long run consumes much time and '•expense for all concerned. For instance if a man. in Wisconsin wants a ~*J<jad of a certain kind of, cattle, if he •could locate a secretary in Southern ^Illinois he could immediately communr 7aoate with him and learn of Southern • ^Illinois' product. As a consequence the -sale could (be made Quickly and on a i-stajidardfzed plan* This secretary would be in close I -touch with Farm Bureaus,.grain deal-'.' •iers, fruit growers, hustlers, bankers, | wholesalers, newspapers, commercial .—clu'bs and other interests of Southern Illinois. In this way he would be in' a -position to have'literature oa file to -.. send to all inquirers and it'would be -of .such a nature that Egypt would rget the attention of the advertising- world and in turn he broughr-to the -.notice of the consuming public. This plan as so outlined would not -conflict with or duplicate the work of - the county advisers or other organi- sations in Egypt, one of which is the Egyptian daily Press Association, j which is working out this plan in a i - small way, -but to work in conjunction ' -with all associations which have the! -progress of Egypt at heart. • j This movement, a development of i -the Booster meeting Friday afternoon j -promises to greatly assist in selling i ~J3S}Tt and possibly like many other ! great steps to the fore it may take ' -some time to formulate and get into -perfect working order but "it' is bound , •>-.to win in .the end as it is a san propo- j OPEN SHOP OR CLOSED DOORS President Holden .Evans of Baltimore Docks Company in Clash With Union Workmen. Baltimore. ir<l.> Feb. 23.;—President Hnlden Evans of the Baltimore.Kail-' wily Docks company served notice that he will operate absolutely open shop from now on or will closo flowj; the yards. This statement is the result of '.be situation whi<li has arisen :is the result of the siriko of 1.1.00 workmon who laid dn\vi; their rhols on Friday and- walked out because they tool; exception to fin order which \vae issued Hy.him forhlddinj; (be wearing of oTiop steward badges on the premises. Reported That "President''. De Valeri and 0. S. Aids Are at^War: ~ i Over Policy. ' ". .-.'. Washington. Fei>:'2S.—A row ha^ started in, the : a-anks of- the. Ainerjcan "friends of. Irish freedom" over'the advocacy by "President"' De.. Vale'ra of the "Irish republic" of the application to Ireland 61 the principle of the Platt amendment gov'erming-the.relations of the TJniteU Strides and Cuba. i As soon as De'Yalera came'but with this proposal-lie was assai'ied by John Devpy in the .Gaelic American and charged with, "hauling down the Irish Bag." Justice Cohalun of- the; .Xsw Yc-rk supreme court lined up, with .D&- voy and the word went forth .tp'.re-- pudiate De-Valera. It Is reporteO'^that'' the leaders of independence in-Ireland were advised that De.Valera had der serted the cause, , De Valera is standing pat in the belief that Cohnlan and 'Dev.oy represent only a small faction. With'reference to the charges.made against him, De Valera sent the following cablegram to Arthur Griffith, . "acting president of the Irish 'republic," care of the lord mayor of Dublin:. ' . __ -The declarations of allegiance to tue repuDlic inailei-iiy iiie_iieWiy'-elect- ed niunfcipal counclls^aridrexeciitives; when known to the American public and their significance ^realized;: >vill be of yast assistance to .us in our,campaign for recognition: 1 • Now. a word to .the wise ;ls enough; ' • , '"Ae Irish .people./(ire..too wise to allow tliehi'seiyeVi to- be ;disturbed hy misrepresentations; no "matter how cunning, no hiatter "whence they- may tmanate. •• ' ; ..''.-.•.:.' "This is. not tlie time to sidetrack, our-advance . Into '-the bypaths ofV n profitless discussion'.based .on':n series" of Its. My; attitude Is, of .course, the same as ever. All" is well." CHEWING GUM MAY GO UP Strike Fever Spread* to Yucatan Na. lives Who Gather Gum'' i.ii: the Rough... . New York, Feb. 23.—Seyeral chl'cle dealers who sailed .f,or Yucatan; on the steamship Esparnnza said the strike fever had. spread' to- the; natives who gather chewing gum In the rongh-, and they were :<lemanding four. pesos a ; day and board, instead- of -one peso. ' Now Cowboys' Local No. 1."... Reno, Nev., Feb. 23,-^A. cowboy,?' union, said to be the first of its kind In America^ Is being organized. here under the linsp.ices of the trades and labor counci.l and will.seek affilla^on the American Federation. UnluUne "»i*ij«' «_" Hung i Needed! 1 When you sit down to a breakfast of steaming, appetizing griddle cakes^that's when you're mighty glad that JUST RIGHT Com Syrup^s on the table. For this high-quality product has a delicious flavor all its own that's simply irresistable. • Try a can and,see. At your grocer's. THE AMOS-JAMES GROCER CO. ST. LOUIS flavors like the se -they are long-lasting, " And WR!GL£V*S is afceneftctel RAID VANDERBILT'S YACHT Customs Inspectors at Key Vv'est Seize About $1,800 Worth of Liquors. Key West, Fla., Feb. 12.—United States customs inspectors se i ze( j a fo O nt 51,800 worth of spirituous liquors aboard the auxiliary schooner-yacht Genesee, belonging to W. E. Vanderbilt. Jr., of New York city, when the vessel arrived here from Havana. sition placed before a sane locality and all will recognize its value before many years and join in making it a success. . ' ' . "Always Demand the Just Right Brand". FOOD PRODUCTS • ? Roads Seem Pressed Flat By Wonderful New Triplex Springs wonderful Triplex JL Springs of Overland 4 effect such a change in riding comfort that bad roads now seem to ride like good roads. Overland 4 has the steadiness of larger cars of long wheelbase, with the light weight, ease of control and low fuel and tire expense of 100-inch wheelbase. ' Equipment, including Auto- Lite starting and lighting and 'three-speed transmission, is high class, in keeping with the general character of the car. BROOKS'GARAGE as wels as teng-lastlfig-treat. It. be!.ps. appetite Keeps--. teeth- .clean sweet .aliens thirst 8 flFTEa EVERY At "The Style Shop" Exclusively. niiiiiiiiiiHM^^ rome Theatre 1 Jean Dagle, Manager . | Murphysboro, Illinois | Monday Evening, February 23 f The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | Max Zach, Conductor | In Concert with - 1 Elsa Diemer, Prima Donna and Lyric 1 Soprano, Soloist. | - The St.. Louis Symphony consists of ninety-one I talented artists under the superb direction of the' fa- • mous Max Zach. It is ranked as one ol the four • greatest symphony orchestras. 1 Scats Now Selling at Fowler's | Confectionery | All lower floor $2.20, including war tax I All Balcony $1.10, including war tax | Tickets on Sale at Fowler's OW . ISOLATES' JEROSALEM Three Feet in Ancient. City-Weather Cold and Stormy at Cairo Egypt • Cairo, FeD. 23.— I! ; ,i]\ ra j> and -telegraphic communications with .Terusa lem have been restored af ter a weeifs Jnterraption flue to storms The weather in Cairo the- last ten days, has been nnprecedentedly'coUJ W d atormy Jerraahra, Feb. ,83.-An raprecel dented snowfall of !» inchea lm» crlo- pled commnnlcatlonii and ' dlrtrew and lomga' has tosUtnfe* MAY SPREAD BOLL WEEVIL Threat to Scatter Rest and Stock Disease Throughput South Signed "I. W. W." Corpus Qhrisrl, •' Tex., Feb. 23 _ Threats to scatter vhe bol! weevifand stock disease genns throughout : Tex-m anil the South !f Mexican agricultural. labor, is admitted, have been 'received here by county officials and cotton men In letters marked "Galveston," some -of-' them being" signed "I. w. W." ; and ottiers bebtg aiwwjymous. They bar* b«en turned ova- to the department «* '
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