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THE 11 1JL~4 Carbondale—f'Athens of Egypt." VOLUME 17. CARBQNDAl^/ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3;1920. NUMBER I2E. MURPHYS60RO WOMAN WOULD BE HOLDUPS REMAINS UNIMPROVED LOSE THEIR NERVE IN SLEEPING FOR DAYS SHOWDOWN OF ATTEMPT Her Condition 'Approaches Sleeping Sickness Is Opinion of Physicians—Efforts to Revive Her From State of Sleep of No Avail. Sleeping almost continuously for lour or five days, her condition bordering on a state of coma, Mrs. Oscar Felty, 26'years old, of 1022 Maple street, showed no improvement, Tuesday, says the Independent. According to the attending physician the case is unusual, although euch cases.are encountered now and then. He attributes her state . much to inactivity of the kidneys and con- eeq.uent enaemic poisoning. .How long the "sleep" will last, or what outcome may bei expected professionally, is said to depend on organic response to treatment. • -The patient is running no temper- atureV Pour doctors have been called in since the condition .developed, it is reported. A doctor who saw the patient several days ago said today that he was inclined to believed, it was of a cerebral nature. ' ' , It is popularly believed within a - near radius 6£ the home that. Mrs. Felty has some form of the "sleeping sickness." The" physician, how: ever, made no reference to such an angle of the case. Clarence Smith Hailed From Rear by Commands to Throw Up Hands—Gave It No Attention But Turning Around G'unmen Lose Their Nerve and Leave Smith in Middle of Walk. • Clarence Smith put to rout a couple of would be hold-ups e'arly last night on West Jackson street. He was i walking on the sidewalk when he I heard-a-commaiid from the rear"Hands • up!" At first Smith "gave this no at': tention.not even turning around, think- j'jng some of his friends were (trying ! to' play -a joke. Again the command, "Dp with your hands" was heard.' With the' third such declaration, -Smith turned around to see facing him two men. One held a ^revolver in his hand pointing at angle with the ground. At this moment Smith stepped toward the ! pair with intentions of putting his hands uj>. To his surprise both lost their nerve, turned and started back down the walk; leaving their intended victim in the' middle of the walk to resume his journey. TO TELL FORMER SERVICE MEN IMPORTANT THINGS Questions of interest and importance wrHybe -brought up at 'a .meeting of'all former service men at 'the armory hail tonight. The meeting is under the auspices o£ the local American Legion Post. State. Vice Commander W. R. McCauley, of Springfield, will talk at the meeting; He will explain .the purposes, of the 1/egion and what it' is doing for former service men all over the nation, A smoker will be given^ ENTERTAIN RECENTLY MARRIED COUPLE Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Scott, who were recently married, were pleasantly surprised at their new home on West College street last evening by a number of the public school teachers. The couple was presented .a mayonnaise set and a candy jar with congratulations and' best, wishes for a long and happy wedded life. .A dainty lunch was servefl. Those .present were: Prof, and Mrs. Arthur Cox, Misses Elaora Cutchtn,' Tina Goodwin, Maude Mayhew, Mildred Goings, Mary and Frances Ents- minger-ar.d Mrs. Mae Fox. Baptists Have Fine Choir at Revival Ira Deal has a fine chorus choir at the revival meetings, at the Baptist "church. .The number is as large now as at' any time last year. This is one special feature of interest in the meetings; now in progress there. The meeting was well attended last night and the "interest was good. The the paste/preached abouf'A Wretched Man Delivered." "The Sin ot .Neglect" .will be the subject of the sermon tonight. There will be some special musical features- tonight. A most cordial welcome will be extended to all. Former Local Service Man Boost Le g on at Elkville Robert Davis was in Elkville last evening wording up a membership .for the American Legion at that place. He outlined to the former service men of 'Elkville. the purposes and the work | of the Legion also extended them an invitation to join the Carbo-nidale post, under whose jurisdicfciqn the Elkville boys are eligible for membership. LATE TYPE COMPUTINGJ>OSTAGE SCALES FOR, POSTOFFICE HERE The local postoffice has just installed one of the best computing scales on the market. It-is the 1 type of scales only found in first class postofflces, but on account of the large number of students and transients mailing parcels o,ut o£ Carbondale, one of the instruments has been given the post- office here. 'The scales.computes the postage on parcels in' any zone automatically. Sunday School Class in Its Monthly Meeting The Fddelas Sunday school class of the First Baptist church held their •monthly meeting at the home of Miss Cora Sanders yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. The program consisted of music and readings. The guest of honor was Miss Mary Helton.She was given a number of articles for her room. Refreshments were served. $4,000,OQO Farm Deals Filed in Bloomirigton Farm deals aggregating $4,000,000 have be : sn filed here' during the March 1 rush of business this year in the office of the County Recorder.Tbere has also been a large number of releases of mortgages, which show the .prosperous condition of McLean county. . ' ' • ' WINKLE MAN DIES AT HOSPITAL SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL Joseph Stearns of Winkle died at the hospital here last- night a few hours after he was brought here. He was 3d 1 years old and .married. The body was shipped to Winkle today for huriaj. Portugese Workmen Have Proclaimed Repijblic, Report Special to Free Prest: MADRID, March 2.—Reports from Portugese frontier today declare working men in Portugal have proclaimed a Soviet Republic. The report does not indicate whether the present government has been deposed. ' PROF. GILBERT VICE PRSIDENT FOR THE STATE FARMERS Local Man Again Honored by the Board of Directors of Illinois Institute Today—Frank Haynes Heads Order. "•'. . * . SPRINGFIELD, 111.,' March 2.—The Board of Directors o£ the Illinois Farmers' Institute met here today andi elected the following officers: President—Frank . Haynes of Geneseo. 'Vice President—John, P. Gilbert"''<&' Carbondale, re-elected. ' Secretary—H. E. Young, of Springfield. Treasurer—C. C. Picketts, Chicago. Auditor—-Prank P. Mann, Gillman.' Secretary of Household Science Department—Mrs. H. A. McK«ene. Prof. Gilbert has been one of the most active officials, in the Farmers' Institute and it was in a large measure through his efforts that the institute was held'in Carboudale this year. The reelection of- Prof. Gilbert yesterday to the office of vice president is a reward and recognition ot 'faithful and efficient services. Six Become Members of : Elks Lodge Last Night An initiation, luncheon and smoker were held at the Elks lodge last might. .Following were those initiated: .'t. f artz, Elmer Knight, Robert Fowley, il Burkhart, T. L. Cherry and R, B. Aldington. A number of Elks were •present at the initiation and smoker. Mrs. John Craig Dies East of Carbondale /Mrs. John Craig was buried today near her home about 6 miles east of -tliis city where she died Monday. She had been sick several weeks with flu arid, pneumonia. £he was about 62 y'tars old and was the mother of .Mrs. •Vinnie Spain, formerly of this city. LAW IS BAR TO ALIENS Literacy Test Prevents Many From Entering U. S. Dr. Laura Swartz's Father Called by Death at Olney Dr. Laura Swartz has been called to Olney on account of the death of her father. He had been a resident ot Olney for years and was well up into years at the time of his death. The funeral and Iburial were to. have been today. MRS. WINCHESTER SURPRISED Mrs. Crate Winchester was pleasantly surprised at her home on West College street, Tuesday evening, the occasion being her birthday. Those present were Mdss.es_Lula Royse, Ruth Parker, Lura Bell, Grace Goddard, Ka.te Chapman, and Ethel'Marten. W.M. KAYSER'S CONDI-' ' TION SERIOUS The condition! of William Kayser, the grocer, who has been^ill for the last two weeks, was described today as "pretty serious." ASK DEPORTATION TO RUSSIA Thirty-Seven Radicals Imprisoned at Youngstown, O., Want Early Action. Youngstown, 0., Marcli 3.—In a third "manifesto" Issued here, the thirty-seven alleged radicals imprisoned hcre-demnmt action on their cases and ask that they, be either freed or deported; The prisoners request that if it be impracticable.,to deport them to Heir native lands they be sent to Russia. . Rep. Sieoel Declares Desirable Foreigners Are Sent Back—Soldiers' Brides Held at Ellis Island. New York, Marcli 3.—Representative Isaac Siegel, a member of the house immigration committee, asserted that the literacy test is barring frcm the United States thousands of immigrants nnd helping increase the cost of living. An average of three per cent of the immigrants arriving at'New York .are sent back because of the test, he said, and n full third of the'prospective immigration abandons its intention to come here when it hears of it. Siegel said 12 Italian girls who came -to America to marry-American soldiers now are being held at Ellis island.be- cause they cannot pass the literacy test, which does not succeed in keeping out of the country thousands of immi- " grants of the undesirable kind. The % test cannot be forced against illiterate immigrants who cross the border from Mexico because of the Inadequate force of immigration inspectors available and because public sentiment is agniust it in the border states, wheco laborers are needed. in great quantities, Siegel said. The need for domestic servants and workers in the garment- trade could be filled by illiterate Immigrant girls, he added, explaining that there seemed to be few native-born girls af^loreign parentage who will enlist io those lines of work. iSBANDS ROYALLY RECEIVED BY CLUB Woman's jjClub Entertain Husbands ,iai Annual "Gentlemen's Night"—Dr. - Moss Home Beautifully Decorated. The beautiful home of Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Moss on "West-Main.'street was the scene of one of the most sue ce'ssful social events of ths season Monday evening when the members oE the Woman' s Club entertained their husbands 'at aril informal reception, "Gentlemen's Night" is an annual occasion'of the Club and elaborate preparations were made by the Entertainment'; Committee for this particular iSght;" .-The affair was attended by seventy-five guests. A -theatre party was enjoyed', the guests being seated in a body at--the grand opening of the new Bartb. theatre. - The reception followed. A two course luncheofi" was served, consisting of chicken salad, potato chips, iJiieMeis, hot biscuiijts, coffee, brick ice cream and assorted cakes. Mesdames R. E. Rerufro, Jqab Goodall, John Y. Stotlar and H. C. Moss were in charge of the arrangements. The out of town guests included Mrs. A. Campbell of East St. Louis, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Allen, of Valley City, U. D., and Mrs. Edna Duncan. LAUNCH NAVY'S BIGGEST SHlF Superdreadnaught Maryland Nears Completion at Newport News— Four Others to. Follow. Newport News. Vn., March 3.—The .superdrendnnught Maryland will be launched here March 20. It is' the, largest ship yet constructed for tlie navy, being GOO- feet long, 97 feet broad and having a displacement of 32,000 tons. Its main battery will be composed of eight 10-inch rifles, the heaviest sans used on a naval craft.: Tlie Maryland wHl be the first of a class of four,similar ships to be followed by six 43,000-ton ships to carry 12 16-inch ;uns each, and with higher speed. Poles Resume Trip Home. Paris, March 3.—A party of Poles! returning frorii America to Poland' who had been held up at the.' eastern station, by the ruiirond. strike, left by special train for V»'.rsuw. INDIANS PROTEST 'LAND GRAB' Hed Men Charge United States Agents Aid Plot—Go to Washington. Chicago, March 3.—When the white, man came to this continent he took from the Indians all the land that belonged to them. Later when more amicable relations were restored the civilizers made l:irg« grants of lands to the tribes. Today, the Indians charge, certain cattle syndicates of the white men.-are again, attempting to get these hinds:from them. They claim the whites- are trying to force them to give up 2,000,000 acres of .tribal lands iti Montana, 'and tlyit the •Indian agents are aiding in the effort. Following the. lead of a delegation of Assiniboine and Gros Venires Indians from Fort. Belknap reservation, Mont, who passed through Chicago Saturday on their way to Washington to protest various uliegert abuses of the "Indian bureau, and ask full privileges of American citizenship, :i delegation of. the Crow nine' from tlie Cvoiv reservation in Montana passed through here Tuesday to n-.uke their demands to congress ami the ludiun commission. EDUCATORS MEET ARMY MEN War Department May Combine Reserve, Officers' and -Universal Training Plans. Washington, Macch 3;—Educators in conference here with, war department officials submitted recommendations for the adoption of the reserve, officers' training corps to 11 system, of universal military training. The shortage of army oflicers was given an one of tlie main difficulties in the administration of'the training corps,'and legislation for increasing the number .for college wojrt from 400 to 1^000 was approved. Among the educators present were Dr. J. R. Angell of Chicago of the National. .Reseascii ! PRESIDENT MOTORS OPPOSITION SCHEMES FOR FIRST TIME SINGE DEFEAT ISSUE OF BALt ILLNE8LAST FALL Special to Free Press: WASHINGTON, D. C., March 2.— President Wilson, went motor riding today for the first time since he returned to 'Washington from western tour in interest of League of Nations last October. 15 DEFENDANTS DISCHARGED IN THE NEWBERRYCASE Special' to Free Freti: GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.; March 2.— Fifteen more defendants discharged by Judge • Session W Newberry election conspiracy trail today. WILSON STARTS JRAILBOARD Asks Unions and Companies to Submit Names for Appointment—-Believed That Rail Workers Will Not Force Demand For Increase. Washington, March- 8.—President Wilson ashed the railway. executives and employees to join in selecting representatives for a bipartisan board "for tlie purpose of utteinilting by confer- 'ence to, agree" upon a solution of the railway wage problem under section '301 of tlie railroad bill. In his letter to the employees President Wilson quoted from his communication to them of last Saturday, saying he believed such a board would go far toward maturing tlie wage dispute "for final disposition" and asked that the brotherhoods select "such numbers of .representatives as may seem appropriate" to conduct the .conference. ' Both sides were .requested by.the president to forward''the -names of their representatives to Director' General Hines who, _ the letter said, would arrange for 'the first conferences "at which questions of procedure and. representation which might arise could be decided. • Reviews Wage. Situation.' In his letter to Mi-. Cuylei- tlie president reviewed-Hie-railway w:ifte situation fi-o'ni the presentation of the demands Irist August to the present time and recalled that last month he had tolfl the miion representatives that settlement of these demands ought not to be-postponed for ii further Indefinite period aud that the matter should tre handled, by an agency which could continue to function after federal' operation of the roads ceased. "Since the railroad companies have now 'resumed the operation of their properties and since tlie'transportation act 'has become a law," he said, "the v.'av is open for the immediate handling of the wage matter in accordnuc* with procedure contemplated- by that Jaw. "I believe all will agree that the niBtfer calls for the earliest disposition and for*the most active and earnest co-operntion to avoid/ any delay v/hatever in bringing it to a-conclusion. Section. 301 of the transportn- ti.Hi act contemplates that the-carriers and employees may and ought to-select representatives who will in effect con.<-tltute'-a bipartisan board for» the purpose of attempting by conference to agree upon a solution of wage •problems subject to other provisions of tlie law. Wants Full Co-operation. ' "In'view of the generality of these demands, affecting the railroad employees on all the railroads which have be<h):- under federal control and in view _o£ the'manifest desirability and justice of the earliest possible disposition of the demands, I request that the rail- roac 1 . companies -select such number of representatives ns may seem appropriate to' them to conduct 1 the confer-' enre and negotiations contemplated by section 301, to the end th'at sucii'rep- resentatives may. '-promptly meet in conference with representatives'select- ed by the employees in accordance with the request I am making of them and may thus initiate the necessarv proceedings." In his letter to -the executives of the labor organizations, the president quoted 'from his communication to them last •'Saturday upon signing the •railroad bill, in which he called attention .to..sections' of the law providing- for wage boards,: and added : "I therefore request that your, organization select .such number- of "representatives as,may seem appropriate to them to conduct the conference and negotiation' contemplated by section 801, to the end that such -representatives may promptly meet in confer-" STOCK TO CmONDALE Those of the Stockholders- Unfavoable to ;6iajrjwii-? dale Becoming Piiril/OfWTi-i ers of City Park- Cause Split and Defeat of Local Interests. , The votes of the stockholders i Twin City, baseball park.-.were spBt' at "the meeting.last night on, the-etuss>- tion of issuing Carbondale .the - ?150»> worth of stock in the park which citizens here have- already subscribed-. Those opposed to granting Carbon da J«stock in the .park- worked a scheme^ on the other stockholders' by going out' and getting the proxies of the stocfc-- holders who opposed Carbondale com- ing'in with .tooth towns to nav6 se team. -The directors of the association' who favored the issuing of stock, leaS. 'by Raymond Hagler and Dick Shoemaker, expected no serious opposition-at the meeting last night, therefore^ didn't get the number of proxies necv essary to out vote those who opposeS> Carboudale. Those unfavorable to Car-:- •bondale; conceded they would issue: Carbondale stock, but didn't want to • see Carbondale have a, team arid share • -rights of the use of the park. The di-- rectors stood five to two in favor of: issuing Carbondale stock. It was pointed out that Bob .Beani manager of the Murphysboro team opposed Carbondale comicg in for fear- his job wouldn't be so good. The fore- • most opponent of Carbondale coming:. ; was Tony Maloney. ' It was decided to hold another meeting for the same purpose next -week. If no results come from this meeting^ many here have expressed a determination to_continue plans for a park at- Carbondale. Twenty froin here attend- - . ed the meeting last night. ehce with" tfie representatives sefected •' fas'Hie railroad companies in accordance • with the request I am innldng of them' and may thus initiate tlie necessary : proceedings." ' Will Give New Lpw Trial. Represenfntives of Hie. rnitroaro ' unions are understood'to !i;;vc voted to- '' Sive the "new vnilrosiO: ln\v n trial im • bringing about -a settlement", of their- • wage demands. ; . - • It is understood also that they rte- - cided to hold in abeyance plans to test " the constitutionality of Hie law- and-:" not to refer the controversy to the-union membership for n volo "until the- law lias been given a fair trinl." - This means, it isr- saiil;"'thnt all gan- ger of a general strike n.t tliis time lias: been removed. One at the union officials said: "We are nil good Amer.iV • cans and desire 'to so\ttlO!ig with-the- president as far as we can:" '' Decision of the union leaders .was-reached ^after a conference which has>= lasted more than':-three days-., rt- DEMOCRATS GET INtyET CAMP File Petition With Secretary of States As Proof of^ Their Intention to Fight Hard. •_ s Chicago, March Si^Gpv.jHfhva'rd.iT^.- Bdwards of New - : Jersey 1 .. bfe(:o"irtt-s- 1 't?i'te- '•; Illinois wets' candidate fof-ilu* beiiio--. • cratic nomination, for president wifii ;• the filing Wednesday Ity tlte.omee-o*'. the secretary of'state in Spri'ngfielu of a petition signed by 5,000/vqterp." Piling-of the Edwards petltioiP'wi'flf follow that of Gen. Leonard WootJ'for- the Kepublican nomination, which was" ' placed on record .with the secretary off- state. The-Wood'petition''also cutu-- tains 5,000 names, which is the maxf- mum. -. The Edwards petition was eirc'ulrited ! only three days and hundreds of pij-rna-. • tures that were not noed«d wore nfc>-- tained. Demands for blank, petitions^came from Peori'a. Springfield,. Kas'tr* St. Louis and other parts of tti<? state* .' according to Alderman Anton .7. Cer- mat, who hail the petitions' in'charge. . • "We-could have hntl 50,000 names !£.,: .' necessary," said air. C'ormnk. -.-' • RUS.S COLD KILLS HUNDREDi' Refugees Suffer in Worst Storpi-.Kin-., Twenty Years in South—Great . ' Shortage of Fuel. \'- " London, March; 3.—Severe frosts^-and snow hurrican«&, have preyalledr lu.'"southern Russia with an intensitjc unprecedented in twenty years,' sajtar- a Moscow wireless message. ^There-- 5 is a great shortage; of'fuel and tlie sui~ : fering of refugees is:terrlWe,'huiidre;TsS of. them having, been frozen to '

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