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THE DAIUV FREE Carbondale-^'Athens of Egypt." VOLUME 17. CAKBONDALE, ILLINOIS, MONDAY, MARCH 8,1920. NUMBEft I25L Villa Captures and Holds American For $50,000 Special to Free Press: | EL PA'SO, Tex., 'March 8.—Joseph | Williams, American, is held captive by , Villa foi- $50,000 ransom Williams is among "captives. taken from Mexico City-Jurrez train, after'battle with Carranza troops. Ten bandits and nineteen soldiers'are-killed. E. ST. LOUIS JAIL EMPTY FIRST TIME IN HISTORY TODAY Police Say Prohibition Did It—St. Louis Lessen Crime Cut Down 20 Per Cent .Since John Barleycorn Left Us. ST.- LOTOS,- Mo., 'March 5.—P-ro- h5bit|on iias decreased the arrests in • St. L'ouis about twenty per cent. William O'Brien, chief of. police, declared today... •• .., , .'.. . . ..- Petty'offenses'have'fairen oft- the " most,' O'Brien asserts, and ' declared that proHlbitiott's -effect on- crime was in its infancy.-. "Give us. a little,,.time and we will cut down the major cases," he said. Tie East-St. .Louis jail was empty today for the first time since it was established. Prohibition empties it, the police said. McCpwan's Band Plays Successful Dance at Armory A' successful dance, was given at the Armory Hall Saturday night by McCowan's syncopated • jazz band. Dancers and -those attending expressed ^ unusual satisfaction with the music and the' conduct- of the dance. The same band will play a return engagement March, 20. . LITTLE DAUGHTER OF MRS. IDA JACKSON CALLED BY DEATH Mabel Jackson, 2 year old daughter of Mrs. Ida Jacison of 402 Logan street, died yesterday afternoon after an Illness with pneumonia. The. body •was taken to Makanda for burial. FOREIGN MISSIONARY ,SOC1ETY OF M. E, CHURCH TO MEET The Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist church will FREE PRESS TO RUN DAILY CARTOONS BY THE FAMOUS BUD FISHER Feature Offered- by Free Press Found in Large City .Papers .— Secures "Raising a Family"Comics j After Long? Negotiations. A daily comic cartoon strip by-the famous cartoonist, Bud Fisher author of Mutt and Jeff and other popular, cartoons, will appear in the Free Press daily. The comic in tEe-Free Rress i will be "Raising a Family,", one of 1 Pilsner's greatest comic cartoon features; " '•_.",.. ".'" ' '•• ' ' The Free-Press feels"-proud to give .its"'readers' cartoons of the famous Bud Fisher, America's greatest cartoonist in comics. After lengthy negotiations •only was the Free Press able to'secure the work of Bud Fistoer. "Raising a Famil.v" appears> in the large city papers. ... ^ BigY. A. Meet Here Tuesday A conference of women in the Educational and Financial Campaign of the Young Women'-s. Christian Association will be -held at the Roberts : Hotel tomorrow. Representatives if rom. three. Southern Illinois Congressional 'districts will be.present.- • • • , • WOMEN TORTURED BY WHITE GUARD 'Harrowing Details of the Latest Terror Revealed by Correspondents. BUDAPEST PRISONS ARE FULL More Than 100 Persons Executed in . the Small Town of Simrock—Reactionaries Decide to Stop at Nothing. Pnrlf--, March S.—Harrowing details of the "White Terror' in Hungary are revealed, by correspondents of the Journal Des Debuts nnd Fopulairo., Victims of reactionary resentment are said to have been beaten until at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. meet with Mrs. Geyer at the parsonage ' W°. oc3 lv: *s drawn, while women have 'been subjected' to .special tortures, such as having their breasts burned by c-igiirettes, needles pushed under \tli«ir finger nails, etc. Haubrnch, the communist commander in Budapest, when arrested and FINED FOR DISTURBING THE PEACE SUNDAY Fred Weaver was fined $11.70 in the police court -this morning for disturbing the J»eaee. appeairance in court followed a misunderstanding between him and a son of Tom -Stoudt yesterday, leading (to an argument Weaver pleaded guilty. ROOSEVELT ESTATE SETTLED arraigned before a military court, was flogged between questions during his examination. • • . . A student was beaten until his head was covered with blond becivuse he had been n member of the people's commissar} 7 . Joseph Karany was imprisoned, charged wlfh the murder of a certain Louis Feines, who is walking about the streets of Budapest. Prisons Overflowing. - The .prisons of of -Budapest are filled to overflowing and it has been found necessary to transport part of ,the victims of the "White Terror" to Vacov. More .than 4,000 persons are now in prison, it is reported, while charges have been filed ftgainst 2;500 rnore. As .,.,.,., . c , a result of the crowded condition n" state mhenhuicc tax appraiser, filed, u le j(lils nn(! ,, le - lnpufflcipnt nn d un- here. ' ' •• »• ' Former President Leaves $781,082, According to New York Inheritance . - Tax Appraiser. Mineola, N. .Y,,'March S.—The'state of New York will receive SS.S91 as ar. inheritance-tax from the estate of the late Col. Theodore Roose.vpJt, atcord- .to the report of James N.' Gehrlg. GEN. D. H. BRUSH DIES . AT BALTIMORE TODAY A message announcing the death of Brig. Gen. D. H. Brush, retired at Bal- timor, Md., was .received by Mrs. Frank Clements, his sister-in-law, this morn• ing.. . ' Funeral services to 'be held at Ar-, lington National. Cemetery, Washington, D. C., Wednesday. . zle'd. "Editors wl'io'dare to mention the atrocities of the white guards immediately disappear. War. .instance, Bela Somogyi. editor, and Jfl.Bncho, reporter of the-newspaper JN'eps Z:iva, were both found (tend following an attempted revelation, of certain terrorist activities. One had been strangled and the other lioaten to death. Cervinl™. managing editor of Hie leading organ, Az Est; also aisnp-; peared after an attempt tb publish a list of terrorist victims. President Wilson Scores European Premiers for Their Methods. STANDS BY OLD AGREEMENT The official transfer, tax apprnlsal. rlimvs that Hie former president left \un estate worth $727,713 after all ex, penseK and rtobts had been deducted. The total value of the estate w:is .placed at ?7S|.0"2. divided between , . $080,107 pereonal and $150.075 real propurty. . Colonel IlnoseVclfs widow. Mrs. Edith Kerniit Roosevelt, has a life in- •lerest in the estate. plawcl,:it .f724.7C'S, the remainder being Ojvidi-iU between • the clii'dreii. wirh tire except ion of Mrs. KU-holas Lmisworth. us her father in his will said that slie had been amply provided for previously. TOLEDO HAS 243,109 PEOPLE Gain of 74,612, Representing an Increase of 44.3 Per Cent '. • over 1910. Washington, March S.—Population ^announcements for 3920 issued by thp •Census bureau were: Toledo, O., 243.10?, sf, increase of !74,612, or 44.3 per cent over 1910. .Charlotte,. N. C., 40,318, an increase of 12.304. or SG.2 per cent. eatable food, epidemics are raping; The prison fniards, according to- these correspondents, -are' brutal in tbete treatment ot the prisoners, having full authority in this respect. One ease cited' is that of Kugene Fazler, who was taken from his cell 'and flogged until the btlipr prisoners, maddened by bis agonizing cries, tried to break doors down to go to his rescue. In the country districts stiii greater atrocities are reported, peasants suspected of, fnnnection with the communists Iiein.c summarily slio.t. There linve been \vliolesaln hangings also, nnd others were det-npltatec" and their hodies cut fcs pieces widrhatchets. 100 Are Executed. More-'than 100 persons, were executed by white guards in the small town* of S?inn-ock. The monarchic! regime, it is said, lias decided to stop~«t nothing to repress public movements toward democracy. Admiral Horrliy, the new regent, is reported to be buying arms nnd munitions in Vie.nna and smuggling them through Poland to sapp/y his white array, which he boasts is now 200,000 strong. , Meaawjiile "the press is tightly. muz- Tells Them They Called on America for Supreme Sacrifice, Then Made Secret Pacts—Does Not Mince Words in His Reply. Washington. March S : —President Wilson's reply to the allies in the Flume controversy, us already forecast, is ,an announcement of his .determina- i tion to stand by the agreement .of D'e- | cember 0, which was entered into by- the United States, .<3reat Britain and France. , The state department made public the text of the note and It Is believed another reply will be forthcoming from :the British and French premiers, chiefly because the president, explains he will not sanction any partitioning of Albania, even though .such a step might bring rin asreemeri't between Italy and Jugo-Slavia." . -* .Expresses Resentment The president expresses resentment over the intention of the British and French to withdraw the.agreement of December 9 raid proceed on a new basis. He holds that this agreement, Is "the basis of reference representing the coaubined opinion: of these govern-, ments." The president takes the view that. if the December 9 memorandum were put aside the allles\wpuld have au excuse for reviving the pact of London, which was drawn up in secrecy during the war, and he is unalterably opposed to this. Assails Allies' Secrecy. No words are minced by the. president in expressing his antp.gonism toward the pact o£ London. He says bluntly he is unable to find in the "exigencies of military strategy" sufficient warrant for exercising such secrecy with the United States, a government which was intimately associated in the task., of defending human- freedom and which was being cal'.ed upon for unlimited assistance and untold treasure. The president recalls to the pre- iniers, in response to their plaint that they were inconvenienced by the absence of an American representative with Elcnary. jiowers in. the .latter .day WILLIAM KAYSER ACTIVE BUSINESS MAN GALLED BY DEATH Succumbs to Bright's Dis: ease—Was Born in Lux- <8itiiburg—Came to Carbon- dijle 27 Years Ago^-Man of Unusual Business Ability. Waliiam Kayser, a prominent Car- bond.pje. citizeri and . active business man,:yj.ied at his home, on West Main streeiBjyshortly after 9 o'clock yesterday-morning, following a two weeks' seriou/ illness with Bright's disease. He had suffered more or less from this trouble .for the last two years, accompanied".by more frequent attacks from itiiM $0.'time.- ; When'he became bed fast- ; $itli h'is fatal attack it was seen from:.:the first that it'was his most serious'one.. - Mrj .Kayser came to Carbondale twenty-seven years ago from St. Louis. He was bora in M-ichelbuch, Luxe-m- fbu'rg;. coming to this country at the age of-17,-flrst taking up tis home in Iowa, Ja-ter .Doming to St. Louis from which pla;ee he came to Carbondale. HijSjJirst' employment in- Carbondale w-as jjs baker -for James M. Evans, th&n-as baker for -Robt. S. Shelton. JWten?.rtiat he and W. Henry Fraley entert C'. the grocery and baker busi- •ness.' Their business grew and prospered and'12 years ago, each went into the-grocery and .bakery business for hims-ilf.. This resulted in the present Kayser grocery store, one of the first class ^business places in the city. In. his-management of the .business Mr. Kayser. displayed unusual. business ability and success ihvconductimg his business. With this and commendable methods of dealing with customers in a"bu>iriess way'his business grew substantial and prosperous. In ^com-inunity activities he took an active .part, being a'man.Tvho did things with a firm decision in a quiet way, but^ ever dependable. In this conn'ection Ms friendship was unusually worthy and sought aftei'.In boosting for the community for an'y drive. or business enterprise he could.' be depended .upon to do his part every time. The deceased was an active lodge man, being a mmber. of the.^lks, Masons, Knights • >k>£ P.ythtias, (Eastern Star and Modern 1 Woodmen. He is survived by h-is wife and two children, Miss Marie and William. Also two brothers in Luxemburg,'one a Catholic priest and the other a farmer. Also a sister who keeps house for the priest. He was' 51 year's old; ' The funeral servicesfwer'e conducted from the Christian church at 2:30 this afternoon. The burial services were in charge of .the Masons. Burial at Oakland cemetery. conferences, flTnf' rimny" tmiesTleclsibriS by the supreme council were delayed because British and French representatives had iio't obtained the views of their governments. In short, It is' apparent the president will continue to oppose an'y solution of the' Adriatic problem that is not;. based on the agreement of D& cember 9 and that'he withstand out to the end npiinst" a 'solution .predicated -upon the terms ci the treaty 1 'of London. . - MARSHALL NOT A CANDIDATE Vice President Says He Will Soon Retire From Public Office—At Winter Home. [ • Phoenix, Ariz., March's.—-Vice President Marshall said that he was not- to be considered a 'candidate for tfit Democratic nomination for president: "In fact," he,said, "I .intend to retire from public office when my presesi: term expires." . Th5s was Mr. Marshall's only comment <m reports that petitions to place his name on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana were filed with the secretary of state of'Indi- ana .JPriday. • .Mr. and Mrs. Marshall, -are vat /their winter home near Scottsdalo. " ". ' Zionists Give Women Vote... New York, March S.—Jewish women In Palestine have been,granted the ;vote a:ifl will be Plig-ibie for election to the constitutional assembly, according to ^ cable received from London by the Zionist organization of America. The nicssu^e from the-In-' ternatiounl Zionist organization stated that the assembly-would cnnvene-'-soon lo fornralnte a, ccnstitntion. • •• FOR BOOK DONATIONS JOSTARTLIBRARY Launch Plan to Raise Funds to Establish Public, Li- brarx Here—'Meeting Held at Carbondale National Bank Saturday Afternoon. The Public Mbrary Committee with Mrs. J. M Pierce, chairman/ J^eld a meeting in the directors' room okjthe' Ga-rbondale National Bank at 4, o'clock Saturday afternoon.' ••-.•' A general-, discussion' was made as : to the plans of the committee which! object is to accumulate sufficient funds and put it ora interest for the purpose of -erecting ,3. public library buMding in the future. _ " .. ••'. • . At the 'present • time, Mrs. Pierce stated that" the committee hopes to receive . liberal donations • of books and magazines in order that .the movement may begin operating.-' The members- of the committee have been active in prompting their plans by serving dinners, etc., using <Mie proceeds to further tne movement.' 1 " A similar meeting Is scheduled for March 20. ' , ". ' MARION, MT. VERN0N AND CENTRALIA WIN BASKETBALL TITLES Marion defeated Amna in this district at Herrin ; Saturday .for the high school .basket ball championship of this district. The score was 35 to 10 Herrto and .Sparta probably had the nexii'best teams, but Anna 1 was the runner in the finals. In the Mt. Vernori district, Mt. Ver- Tioniwori.SO-to-17 against,Asheville.' -.. Centralia won from Farina, 97 to 26. Dopsters figure Centralia has a EXPLOSION INJURES MANY I By .United Press: CHICAGO, 111,, March 8.—Scores;«*i person* injured and thousands fst. wi»- dows broken by dynamite explosion at Chicago Union Works Quarry today. ASK U.S. TO BUY • ' •' -.' •,:i,.;:'.~«f-.-.'.-ii;.-, Mjjith Drys Want Government to Pur-t ' chase 60,OpO;dOO Gallons ? "''.,.: in Bond. •'' \ WOULD DENATURE the state Points to Temptation. Caused by Pres-- ence of the Whisky—State of Ken- j tiicky Files Brief Attacking. I . Eighteenth Amendment. f Westerville, O.,.March 8.—I' by the federal government of all 1 stocks in bond is urged by the Auti- Saloon league in a statement l«suo&". here at the league's national hr-jd!- quarters by Ernest- H. Cherrifijjtoij -.. secretary of the league's exeeuUvs-J committee. The^statement says-: "Now that prohibition' has gone' ictc» .j effect,'everything which the government can do to make it easy to en— force the law should be dune. '. "With more than 60,000,000 gallons-". of whisky in bonded warehouses there••• Is. a constant temptation to devise- • ways and means of utilizing that -" iiqupr in spitt^of the law. Moreover^. \ so long as that whisky is in existence • those who own it. realizing as they do- its great commercial value, exqept for- prohibition, will be constantly tempted to use millions of dollars .in efCorts:- to repeal and break down the prohibi- tion.laws. _ • -.-. .. '; Make Denatured Alcohol. "The government of the Uniteefr. States should purchase that whisky . at a. price to be fixed, by a federal; commission, which price should represent the actual 1 cost of prodticing it,. Upon purchasing the whisky .the- government should convert it. promptly into denanu-ed alcohol, for which there- is mi ever-increasing demand. . "By such an. arrangement the distillers will get all they actually luive- here March-17 and 18.' Miss Carlisle-} invested in the whisky. Tile greatest is distinguished by .having been elect-- temptation to break, the .prohibition- laW|WiII be removed. The incentive to-, .spend vast sums of whisky money, to- secure repeal of prohibition OB a se~be be- able to realize almost as much the sale of the -whisky .in the- form, i denatured alcohol as the whisky wilt cost -the government, and th« public- •-. will be the gainer in. every, way.. It will require less effort and expense to enforce the la>v." It was said the Anti-Saloon league- may ask. congress for legislation authorizing purchase of all : bondoffi. ' liquors. -• Eighteenth Amendment Attacked:-. . Wushingtou,- March 8.—The Vrolu'bf^- - tion 'amendment and portions -of ttuf-. enforcement act were attacked' as u«- - co'nstl'utipiinl in a brief filed in the Supreme court by the Kentucky EMstit- levies and Warehouse company in good chance of winning tourney, title. • SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKER HERE • __^^__ ' / Miss- Liucinda' Carlisle of Vergennes was her last week with'plans pertaining to the Southern Illinois Sunday School conference which will be held. ed mayor of Vergennes, last year, an official position never having been-! held by a woman in Illinois. ' 'She resigned, however, in order to! n ° UE m °dincation of the law will , , • , . ' ... ' . . eliminated; the government will teadh school in Elfcville and has since been appointed one..of the five members of the Village Board of Vergehmes. She is prominent in State W. C. .T. TT. and Sunday school work. BILLION .SPENT, NO PLANES • . { _ _' r _ • . . New York Congressman Says ' U. S< . War Aircraft Production Tailed J. D. Ryan. . ' Washington, .'Starch . S.-^Hepresenta- ilve Magee (Hep.) of New York, a~ member of the 1 committee' which Investigated av'JIltion . expenditures' during the war, told the house that not one American built battle plane., or purely bombing plane was produced during the war frpm the expenditure of more than a billion dollars, for' . aircraft.'- The session was devoted to. debate- on -the divergent- majority, and minority reports of the prolonged in- vesygation of aviation .matters by a special war /expenditures- committee. "The Liberty motor," Mi\ Mngee shld, "was the only achievement .of merit of the American ' nir service in the United States." The 2:3 American built , De Haviland plates sent to France, h« said,, "might be used for light, day bombing." He .said these planes were "awkward .and dangerous" in service. Dry Bill Fails in Philippines. Manila, P. I., March S.—Prohihiriqn nnd woman's suffv.ia» Klis failed at passage In,.liptn ,ho;i.-u:s nf- ii«",l'!:i!!jf. island terrrtoriaJ assembly. Denied Citizenship, Kills Himself^ Ebinelander, Wls., March S. : —.Tames Gable, who was refused citizenship papers here on Monday .in the circuit court, was found dead In a room in a local hotel, with his throat 'slashed. Jfe -was -despondent-at his failure to j.receive . citizenship, which" was temporarily refuse*] because he .was not familiar, with the Urilt-ed States jorernment. • ' . peals from court decrees-- hold-- ing the acts "valid. The ciiso wilf fife-'argued on Monday, along with 'the-. Rhode Island and other. .'cases'.' The brief alleges the ainehdmeat- invades the sovereign powers ' reserved -by the federal Co to tli^ states; that thi-ee-Ionrtlis of tho states have not ratified it because in*,. 12 it" lias not been submitted to a 'ref- • erenduni as state statutes provide,. an<i -L that. both the amendment and tb«--Vol- • stead act talce property wiliioui .1ust- compeiisation. The brief also alleges that tin: j,«>-. . hibition resolution was not .ennstste- (tonally adopted by the hous.e:nml senate becnuse the affirmative vote for tlie resolution was . not two-tliirds j>f the- membership in each- body, but two-tliirds.of those. present. BRIAND FOR PEACE IN 1917 tharged Former French Premier- Ready to- Suggest Peace Negotiations Then. Paris, March 8.—The weekly, Kcoutes, prints the following statement by the Duchess de Noaillei?:: •Cnillaux' Is no; more guilty thnn many- df his colleagues. '-In"1917 M. Brianiji: me: 'Had I met Von.kiaerJen-2 Waeehter in a' Geneva... { wouldthave suggested peace negotia.- tions immediately.'".. ,

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