THE DAILY FREE PRESS Lrocal INews Mr. and Mrs. J. 'W. Mllligan and Richard Browm attended tne Edison Dealers' Convention in St. Louis today. Mrs. J.' E. Youngblood is in Chicago, having teen called there because of the illness of her son, Marion Yotmghlood. who is employed by the East Brothers' Coal Co., there. .Mr, and M!rs. Milo Eaton spent yesterday in Belleville as guests, of the latter's parents. Mrs. Joab Goodall and son, John, are visiting in St._ Louis. ' Mi's. Dome Williams visited rela- tiyes in Anna yesterday. Men fifAKAT , Went* JOHN O'BRIEN, FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT DESOTO. John O'Brien, a former resident of chia city, who died at DeSoto yesterday will be buried here tomorow. The body will be brought here at 11 o'clock and will be taken direct from the train to the cemetery where short funeral services will be held. He had been living at DeSoto for two or three years. He waa about 65 years old. NOTICE SUIT tQ TEST POWER Big Ohio Coal Company Attacks Federal Trade' 'Board. , Get your state automobile "license at the city hall. The cop may get you if you don't—Advertisement. FOOD SALE Mirs. Robt. L. Colp of Carterville was here on business yestarday. Her little son, Bobby Schwartz, returned with her. Don't forget the Episcopal food sale Saturday,.March IS, 1 at Veach's book store.—Advertisement. • Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Johnson and Jake Jake Johnson are in Galatia because of the death of. Messrs.. Johnson's mother, Mrs. Fartha Johnson. Schwartz was a St. Louis visitor yesterday. A Request! The Young Peoples Conference to be held at Presbyterian Church in this city next Wednesday and Thursday, under the leadership of the State Sunday School Association, was secured' by agreement of the churches of the city to provide free entertainment for out-of-town delegates. More than 2OO delegates are expected. The enter^ tainment consists merely of Wednesday nights' lodging and breakfast. If the committee has^not waited upon you, phone to your Sunday School superintendent stating t h e number of delegates you will entertain, or be ready to make such report at Sunday School next Sunday. A*k Injuiiction Against Rule RequiW Ing Report ul Buiiness— Butter. me Firms Called Unfair." Washington March 11. — Suit to test the powers of the federal trade commission-was instituted- in the Supreme court of the District of Columbia by the Moynard Coal company o£ Columbus, O., the first of several legal actions planned by the National Coal association to determine how far the commission may go in' requiring private corporations to furnish information concerning their business.-' An official announcement by the association said the suits were started In friendly spirit and in no way constitute un attack on the commission.-, The fiction toot the' form of a request for an injunction to : restrain the com- tnlssion_ from requiring monthly reports showing /costs, income and tonnage, an'O an annual report of financial conditions. ' • An injunction was requested on the three grounds 'that the order of the commission requiring the reports exceeded the authority vested la the commsislon by congress, that If congress gave the commission authority to require such .reports the act as unconstitutional, and that any power , vested in the commission to require such reports was transferred to the fuel administration by presidential order. The federal trade commission cited the B. S. Pearsall Butter company, Elgin, El., and Armour & Co., Swift & Co., Downey-Farrell company, William J. Moxley, Inc., Ed S. Vail But- terine company, the G. H. Hammond company, Morris & Co., Wilson & Co., Troco Nut Butter company and Friedman Manufacturing company, ait of! Chicago, in individual complaints, charging unfair methods of competition and binding contracts In the manufacture and sale of oleomargarine, buttering and nutmargarlne. "THE THtATBC JOHN D,, JR. DENIES REPORT Says Emphatically Is Not Anti-Saloon League Angel, as Rumored in New York. ' Chicago, March 11.—John D. Rockefeller^ Jr., emphatically -denied the statement of Louis A. Cuvlllier, New York assemblyman, tliat lie is paying the state Anti-Saloon league superintendent of New York a salary. "The statanpnt is absolutely false. Ridiculous. There is no foundation for it," he--declarud. Mr. Cuvillier, who is the author of tlie resolution adopted by the assembly calling for investigation ul! the Anti-Saloon leaerue's activities within, the state, said that Mr. Rockefeller was paying the longue official $15,000 a year. DOG CIRCUS A real treat in this act. 9 performing pets. Riding kiddy, kars, go-devils and dancing'the Merry Widow waltz. -' Also Madge Kennedy Music 6:45 Curtain 7. 11 and 22 cents RAPHAEL PEYRE THE PEOPLE? COLUMN Raphael Peyre, noted French sculptor, who has come to America.' His latest work, "Crusading for Eight," has been bought by the officers and men of the marine corps for $11,000. It is a bronze "ligure of an American marine. - Authorization of $10,000,000,000 Is Al' most Used Up, Secretary Houston Sayc. "Washington, March 11.—The allied governments, will receive • no further loans from the -American government. .Secretary Houston announced. 1.6'fins made to the. allies to .date total SO,659,834,649.94 of the SlO.OOOiOOO.OOO^jja- thorized by congress, (Mr. Houston'' explained, and it was not deemed advisable to utilize, the remainder of the authorization. NEW WAR" RAGES IN CHINA IS AGAINST MEAT CONTROL Swift Representative TeWs House r.nmmit+i-B l+ Would Injure Prft ducer and Consumer. .Washington, March 11. — t,. D. H. Weld, head of Swift "& Co.'s department of business economics, testifying before the house agriculture cbmmit- tee, defended the packing Industry against the charges ninde by the federal, trade commission, and opposed pending legislation for federal regulation. Packers do not control pi-ices, either of live stock or meats, he said, and, the regulation proposed would harm both the consumer and the producer, since it would tie the hands of the great companies and lower their economy and efficiency of operation. "" MRS. TABOR FACES NEW CASE Charge of Murder of Daughter - Dropped—Aged Woman III In Hospital. . Kalamazoo, Mich'., Marcli 11.—The case against Mrs. Sarah Tabor, eighty- year-old Lrowton woman, charged with the murder of her daughter, 'Maud Tabor Virgo, has been dropped, nnd entirely, new proceedings have been begun in the Circuit court at Paw Paw, it became known here with -the arrival of a deputy sheriff to serve a new' warrant. Mrs. Tabor's attorneys demanded an examination tinder the new charge, hut proceedings will be incleB- nitely delayed, the aged woman being ill in a hospital here. Her $5,000 bail. was continued. sUpPer ScBaRnDAnCe TONIGHT-ELKS HOME PoT lUcK sUPper AT 7:30 (the WonriN Bring the ffied) a dAnCe at 9 P. M. Wear yore BaRn YaRd CLose. Winkler 5 Piece Jazz. ELKS & FAMILY . < | Eight Provinces Fight the Peking Government's Effort to Appoint a Governor. . Shanghai, March 11.—Warfare has broken out in Houan province because of the effort of the Peking government to appoint Wu Kwang-Hsin, governor of the province, to supplant Chao-Yi, whose forces are opposing those of Wu Kwang-Hsin. This and the outbreak of hostilities in Kwsngtung province, where flght- ing is proceeding, between southern factions, has .brought te light a league of eight provinces—Fukien, fciangsu, Chihll, Honiin, Szechwan, Hupeh, Shantung and Kiangsi—aiming to ef- "feet peace by uniting against the militarist, both of Peking and the south and forcing dissolution of the parlia- -ments at Canton and Peking. Refugees from the fighting areas are pouring into Canton and Hongkong. 125 VERMONT TOWNS GO WET Returns From the Recent Election 1 Show Big Loss in Ranks of Prohibitionists. Montpelier, Vt, March 11.—Advocates of license added nearly 100 towns, dry a year ago, to the wet column in the town meetings held recently. Reports to the secretary of state from 232 out of the 247 cities and towns received showel that 125 towns, voted yes, 101 voted no, two were tied on. the question and four took: no vote. Lost year 30 towns voted license. The aggregate vote, of the towns reporting to date shows a falling oft of •more than 8,000 votes on the dry side, with the license supporters maintnin- Ini; tlioir numbers of n ywir jifro. The vole cast this year was: Yes, 15,5:58; no, 10,467. Last year the same 'Cities nnd towns gave: x Yes, 15,781; no, 10,274. VlCLA SETS AMERICAN FREE arrive, here March 13, and t in good health. From the message It was believed so ransom hafl teen psitl. It was reported by fellow travelers on tbe trait Williams was being held for $50,000 ransom, but officials of the smelting company said no demand was made on them. ,, U. S. LOANS TO ALLIES STOP FOR EGYPTIAN INDEPENDENCE Members of Assembly in Proclamation Denounce Britain and Declare Independence. London. March 11.—Fifty-two mem- bers'of the Egyptian legislative assembly recently met at the house of Said Zagloui Pasha, who headed the Egyptian mission *to" the peace conference, and adopted-a resolution proclaiming the independence of Egypt and the.Su- dan, according to a dispatch from Cairo. The resolution also protested against the suspension of the assembly and denounced the British protectorate. BIG TIRE IN NEW ORLEANS Plant of Coffee Company Destroy? and Three Warehouses Are Damaged. New Orleans, March 11.—Fire start- Ing in the plant of the American Coffee company in the wholesale district 'destroyed that plant and the adjoining warehouse of August B. Plaspoller company and badly damaged the warehouses of the J. G. Morris company and Thomas J. Kelly company. Chicago Would Kill Dry Law. Chicago, March 11.—City council wets by 51 to 10 vote secured passage of. a resolution Asking the legislature to rescind its adoption of the eighteenth amendment and submit the question to,a referendum/ . , — One, month, per word ......... „ One week, per word £ One insertion, per word ....""JM Three .inaertions, per word » WANTBD. WANTED-To rent or "Slymu or large farm near Carbondale. Not farther than 5% miles! from town. Farm improved. Ralph V. Dickey Wayne City, 111. R. R. NO S -WANT-ED-District managers and agents, whole or part time, for Old Line Stock .Accident and Health Company. Can make direct home office contract, with exclusive territory. Excellent opportunity to get into busi-' ness for yourself. We have liberal polieies.giving complete coverage to all-wage earners. Write today. National Casualty Co., Detroit, Mich. .:. FOB-BENT. FOR RENT—Two trout room* or« •style Shop, fo» office or Bleeping room*. Apply Mis* Eieth, Normal and Uonrat St. FOR .RENT—Storage tor bonaehoM gooda, in the one story brick bonding, cement floors, en alley back of >«w Barth Theatrs. Apply Miss Rletn. FOR RENT—Two furnished rooms. 216 West Walnut Phone 370 L. FOR RENT—Furnished room, modern. Gentleman preferred. 210 Hospital Drive. Telephone 69. FOR RENT—Furnished room. Phone 414 X FOR RENT—Five furnished rooms. Couple with no children. Call 856 X after 5 p. M. FOR RENT—Farm, 40.acres, east of j Carbondale, good orchard and fine place for cantaloupes. Also grain crops. Reasonable terms to reliable- paf ty>. Apply Miss Maggie Rieth. FOR 8ALE.7~ FOR SALE—Folding organ, 'Amber- ola Edison, parlor-electric light, Bennett typewriter and projecting lantern. Phone 414 X Post to. Ex-Surgeon General Blue. •'. Washington, March 11.—Rupert Blue, former surgeon general of the public health service, end Joseph H." Whit«. senior s::rgeon, were nominated to be assistant surgeon general^ at large in the public health service. J El Paso Mining Man Had Been Held for Ransom After Train Wreck. El Paso, Tex., 3Ia;-ch 11.—Joseph Williams of Bl Paso, an employee of' the American Smelting and Refining company, captured .when Francisco Villa wrecked a train on the Mexican Central railroad 'Thursday lost and held for ransom by the.'bandit, has been freed, according to a telegram his employers received. The message merely said that Williams arrived, in. T.or>eo» and; THE CHEERFUL CM/& I don't CB-Te so mvcK FortXis frivolous ttJk Or for joking or &vt I love to £>rt oirt orv our c^J Front porcX t£ nigXi; And 3tj/. deep .-fcXings ZJOOVb "WS"* *»-"«—«• C*..-—.. FOR SALE—2 Ford touring care, 1 Metz Roadster and.one Baby'Over- land. Phone 414 X. FOR SALE ^OR^ -EXCHANGE—Vacant tot, University Placed What hare you to trade for this. Address H. B. Metz, DeSoto, III. FOR SALE—Two tnilch cows and two sows with pigs. C. T. Miller, Carbondale, 111., Route 1.' 'f FOR SALE—1918 Ford. 'McGuire, Makanda. Mrs. M. H. FOR SALE—Colonial Hotel building and furnishings,-ray new apartment building of 4 apartments, known as the 'Bastim apartments, also my resi- • i dence property at corner of 10th and • Harrison Sts., .1. block from public square. _ For information write Mrs. S. Bastin, Colonial Hotel, Bit. Vernon, 111. tOBT LOST—Pair of nose glasses in case. Reward M returned to "W." at Free Press. ' . LOST—Gentleman/a 1 pocket" boot f; containing forty dollars in Mlls,.illver-i and .receipt from Hardy's erooary to owner. Lieaye at Free Prew aa4 re-. oeire liberal rew*r4. ., '
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