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THE Carbondale—"Athens of Egypt-' VOLUME 17 CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, Y; FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1920 NUMBER 13 REDS GAPTlME i BIG RHINE FORT Berlin Report-Says Revolutionary Workingmen Seize Fort-; ress of Wesel. H. M. 6AYLORD FATHER TO RANSOM -TRUCE BROKEN BY RADICALS Armistice Not Fulfilled—City IB Bom,'. barded Throughout Day by. Nine- i Inch dun—Belgians Also i" Shelled. ... Berlin, March 20.—It is reported that Wesel, 32 miles northwest of Dusseldorf, where the government forces have been besieged by revolutionary workin^men, has been captured by the workers. . ' Truce Broken by Reds. . London, March 26.—A dispatch to the Times from Rotterdam quotes the-, Nieuwe Rotterdam Courant's Minister correspondent .as. saying the-armistice is not being fulfilled by'the red's":' Wes- ; el, says the dispatch, wns bombarded throughout the whole dny b'y n jiine- inch gun and the red army resumed : its advance, crossing the Lippe, which ' under the armistice, was to be the dividing 1 line for the two armies. I The report, says the Times' corre- | spondent, agrees with the statement, j of Under Burgomaster Hagen. w!io re- . turned from the socialist conference at Dortmund. He said hope of- n ' peaceful settlment had been excluded as the workers had refused to enter Into-.negotiations with military authorities. , Belgians Shelled. The Hague, March 26.—According to the'Handlesblad, • the red troops in the, vicinity of Wesel shelled Fort B.lneclrer, which is occupied by Belgian troops. The Belgians protested against this action. A train with 70 wounded from Wesel is reported to have arrived near the Dutch.fron- tier, Got ha Reds Surren'der. Gothn, Saxe-Cobtirg-Gotha, March 26.—The red .guards, who^hnve, befin,. dominant here have' capitulated and reichswehr troops have occupied the public squares. The reds at Ohrdruf, south 'ot this city, also have surrendered. One hundred and seventy- three victims of the recent fighting •were buried in Gotha. 8,000 Americans in Germany. .. 'Washington, March 20.—An official estimate by the state department | placed the number of Americans- in Cfermany nt about 8,000. of -whom/approximately 400 are women. All American travelers in Berlin, it was said, were given', ample opportunity to -leave on- special cars provided nfter the recent revolutionary outbreaks, but fnnny failed to leave,' as the} 7 , felt they were safe. Believe German Crisis Passed. Washington, March 26.—Tho crisis In the internal, affairs of Germany has passed, according to the belief voiced In official circles here. The state department received word of a general resumption of work and traffic at Berlin and also of the first appearance, since the Von Knpp revolution, of the newspapers. Tb'ese were published yesterday. Other advices told of a meeting of the national assembly in Berlin. Lexington (Ky.)"'Capitalist Will Give $25,000 Demanded. DR. CAROLINE S. E.'SPURGEPN 1 Deputy Commissioner H. M. Gaylord of the prohibition enforcement bureau, has .lust returned to Washington, afinr an inspection trip, mid (lectures that the enforcement of the prohibition act is successful in till parts of the cotm-. try he has visited. U, S. WARS ON PLAGUE Red Cross Head Warns [the Government Against Typhus. Doctor .Blue,-Former Surgeon General, Goes Abroad" to Study Means of Checking Spread of Diseases. COAL CONFERENCE ARRANGED* T. T. Brewster for Operators Accepts Miners' Proposal for Meet in New York. Washington, March 26.—All doubt as to the holding of a Joint conference between the coal operators arid soft coal miners ,as, refluested by President Wilson was removed when President John Lewis -of the miners' organization received an acceptance from ihomas T. Brewster, representing the operators, of a proposal for such a; conference to be held in New York early next week, it developed that the delay in Mr. Brewster's acceptance was due to the fact that the operators, following the government's Indictments against many of them at Indianapolis for participating in joint conferences with their men, referred Mr. Lewis' invitation to their lajvyers for advice. They have :iow beer, advised that the operators cnn participate. - IRISH BARRACKS B,LOWN UP Station at Gortatlea, Seven Miles Southeact of Tralee—Three Policemen Injured. Cork, March 26.—The police ' bnr- racks^at. Gortatlea. seven miles southeast, of Tralee in County Kerry, prov-i in<:e of Minister, were blown tip 'ana; destroyed by fire. G3iree policemen! were seriously injnmylrat there were no civilian '»«««"i"iBt.- - ' Washington, Mnrch 2fi.—The warning cabled from Paris by Henry I'. Unvison, head of the American Rod OOSR, that the I'niKnl Slates must bo on its guard against the infiltration ot typhus and other European plagues is viewed with the most serious con- siileratio'n by officials of* the public health service. Dr. Hugh 1-i. Gumming, surge/m general, .said- that- IIP believed • Mr. Dnvl- son's warning in many, respects was rather nnderstatod than exaggerated. Doctor dimming recently returned to Washington after a two-years' firsthand study of the plague situation in central Europe, and confirmed in practically every instance Mr. Davison's report that it was the "jfrentest danger since the deluge." So serious has the situation be.como that Dr. Rupert Blue, former surgeon general, left here for-England, where Iii- .will be the American representative at meetings to be held in London under-the direction -of the allied fjoisr eminent* to devise, ways and means of checking the'growing-epidemics of typhus and bubonic plague ravaging Europe. Doctor dimming said the principal difficulty encountered In fighting these epidemics on ' the ground, in Europe was-the inclination-of,certain governments to suppress' rather, than make public statistics regarding them. "Typhus," he explained, "is communicated -almost solel}' by lice and bubonic plague by fleas carried by rats. In the latter disease, these infected rajs come aboard ships in foreign ports." It was learned from other sources that plague conditions exist In many of the Mediterranean ports, from which ships are constantly sailing for the United States. ' Palermo, Naples and Genoa, in Italy, Marseilles in France, and Barcelona. Spain, all have cases of bubonic piague or typhus. • ARREST THOMAS W. LAWSON Famous Boston Stock Broken Surren- , ders Self at the Po[ice Headquarters—Warran Issued. Boston, March 20.—The crusade of Attorney General Allen against promoters and brokers who hnve been exploiting silver stocks led to the arrest of Thomas W. Lawson. He surrendered himself at police headquac-. ters to answer to a warrant charging him with violating on four counts a state law regnnliHg the .filing of information regarding stock ,'issues. TWO YANKS TAKEN BY REDS Doctor A. W. Stickney and H. D. T. Reynolds Captured by Bolshevik! in Siberia. Washington, March ,2fi.—Dr. A. W. .Stickney, n geologist, and H. D. T. Reynolds. Americans 'employed by nn English ^concern, have been cnp.turtil by the. bolshevik! in Siberia, the state department -was advised -from Loudou.' Ambassador Davis has .been' asked to make inquiries in London as to the facts. - E. Ri Little's 11-Year-Old Son Lured From Home by Kidnaper—Threat iMade to Kill Chljd. Lexington, Ky., March 26.—Although E. R. Little, Lexington capitalist, .had announced that the. demanded ra-fisom •wd'uld be paid, Paul Little, his eleven- year-old son, is still a captive of the Kidnaper who lured him away. It was stated' that' the kidnaper demanded §2r;,00.0 ransom. Little'announced all demands would be met, declaring: ','!• do not .rare about the $25,000 if I can get my 'son back safely." The boy disappeared with an unidentified rn'hn in the late: afternoon. Tlie lad's playmates, had said that he had told them the man had promised him a dollar to dejlvi'r a'box-of candy. Later.; a/ note was delivered to the Little home by a messenger boy, but tlie.'. father- refused to divulge the exact contents of the message. He did admit; however., that it contained threats to kill 'his son if the ransom was no't paid. No attempts to arrest tlie kidnaper would ,be made, he indicated, and 1^0 questions would be asked if the boy was retui'ned'safely. • • ' Great Spring Offensive 'is Begun by the ^Bolshevik 'Army; FIGHT TO jDAPTURE: ROVNO DAVENPORT UP 32 PER CENT .Sheboygan, Wis., Shows Population Increase of 17.3 Per Cent— '/ Steubenville Also Grows. Washington,, March 28.—Population statistics for 1020 announced by the census . bureau include: Davenport, Town. 56,727, an increase of 13,699, .or R1.2 per cent over 1910; Stenbenvllle, "Ohio, 28.508; incrense, 6,117, or 27.3 per cent; Gloverville, N. -3T., 22,026; increase l.iJS-i. or 0.7 per cent; She- boygnn, Wis., 30,050; increase, 4.557, or 17,3 per cent: .Toltnstown, N. Y., 30,005; increase, 0,941, "*• 46.1 per cent; Bloomfield,. N.^.T., 22.011; increase, 6,9-1], or 20.1 per cent; Shiimo- kin, Pa., 21,204; increase, 1.61G, or 8.2 per cent; Enfield, Conn., 1,708; increase. l.SSf), or 20.5 per cent; Asheville, N. 0., 28,507; increase, 9,724, or 51.9 per cent. . :.' x ' .. . 29 WARSHIPS TO HONOLULU Vessels Leave San Diego to Be Joined by Seven Othem at San Francisco. San Diego, Cnl., JIarch 26.—TSventy- nine warships, headed by the cruiser Brooklyn, flagship of Hear Admiral Henry Kiley, sailed for Honolulu to participate in the- H:iwi" : .V>n mission celebration centennial. Seven destroyers from Sim Francisco will join the warships en route. After the celebration eight 'destroyers will proceed to the Philippine islands, where they will be stationed. ROOT ON WORLD COURT BODY Accepts Invitation to Serve on League • of Nations Commission ' at London. London, March 20. — Eliliu Root has accepted the invitation to become a member of the committee agreed upon at the London meeting of the council of the League of Nations to work out the details for, .the constitution of a permanent 'courl of international Justice, it was announced here. NINE HURT IN RAIL WRECK Keystone Express No. 20; on Pennsylvania Line Derailed .at Long- Pa. Altoona, Pa,, March 26. — Keystone Express No. 20, on the Pennsylvania railroad,; was. wrecked tit Longfellow, Pa. Two Pullmans, a diner arid n coach were derailed. The Injured were taken to a hospital at Huntingdon, Pa. NO OBJECTION BY THE U. S. Government at Washington Would Permit German Troops in the Ruhr Valley. Washington, March 20.—Ambassador Wallace at Paris wiis-informed by the state department that the United States' would not oppose, the sending of Germnn government troops into 'the Ruhr valley to quell the rising there. Reds Make Sh-iaN-.'Advances" Despite - Desperate "Resistance of Polish . "* Troops—Heavy. /Artillery • \ ' Being .Used. Warsaw, Mnrch ;2C.—Bolshevik attacks have .been launched..against the Polish, line at soht'fo'yed points uloag a front of "approximately 400 mile's, .and the'long-planned spring attack by .the Russian soviet armies apparently has commenced:' '. . While the boisherlki- hare - made small advance's -at' some places, despite- tlre_ resistance. of. the Poles, the latter have been- .holding the enemy in check-in most septio.ns, snj' official 'statements. . " '. -.The rods-: have', .b'gen compelled to .retreat from '-ijeveiial newly-acquired positions alons the jfront, but fighting still continues, the jjnvle.t troops using heavy artillery, : tanks; armored cars and other apparatus captured from Gen.' Denikine .on the south Russian front. ; -., 'Reds Battle.for Rovho. Most severe fighting took place on Tuesday oh the Polesian-Podoli front near the Galician 'frontier, the bol- . sheviki concentrating their attacks on this sector; jn an effort to capture Rovno,, tin important railroad center, and Kamenetz-Podolsk, a city highly prized because of: its strategic importance. Further north in the region of Rze- cycza and Kalenkowitz, northeast of Mozi'r, the enemy took several, small villages, which were? recovered by the Pole.s after a day's fighting. Heavy engagements ari also repprt- . ed in the vicinity of Znslava, ,'sputh- enst Rovno and' Staro-Konstantinov, where the reds attempted to 'cross'tlie Slutch: river. .'•--.••• . ;..Big Battle in Progress. .JSast of Kanienetz-Podolsk the battle •is'still Koing.on, both sides-using n-r- tillery and bringing up reinforcements.. Some crack bolshevik divisions are in line along tills sector, and cavalry is being used'. ROvno- is particularly valuable to the Poles, as through It runs the only railroad by which supplies can be shipped to-the army along the southeastern front. In their drive against this city the bolshevik! hurled two "divisions into'the battle In an.attempt to outflank the Poles. Hand-to-hand fighting ensued in villages just to the east of the Slutch river, and tlie enemy was finally compelled to retire. He resumed -the onslaught, however, ariB the struggle Is still going on in the vicinity 'of Bubar and Ostropol, where, in spite of their use of heavy artillery in preparation for their assault, the reds have-not succeeded In crossing the Slutch. In sectors where the Poles have repelled the soviet hordes they have found great heaps of bridge building materials, -\yhich were brought up. in preparation for ' crossing "several streams that flow along the front. KAISER IN FINANCIAL STRAITS Dutch Official Says Former Emperor •of Germany Virtually a : ' Poor Man. ' The Hague,-Mil roll i!0>.—Dutch officials claiming; to-'k»ow tb.e roal flunnclal: condition "of former Emperor WI1-. Jihm of Germany, are greatly amused at ' various' reports-- eirmnatlns 'tram Berlin t'o the effect that \VilIinm gave .monetary support to the reactionary, -revolt of March 13. . . . "In- reality the former emperor i,s virtually a poor mnn," an, official said. "There is n question whether he. has enough money to pay Count .Benthick, 'owner of *the cnst.le ot Amerongen, where Willinm-has been staying since November, 391.S, what he owes him." Dr. Caroline S. E. SpurgeorV, professor of English literature in the .University of'London and. president of'the Federation of - University' Women ot Great Britain, who. is touring this country,. as : the guest of the Association,of Collegiate Alumnae to further the International Federation of University women. NEW CABINET FORMED Gustav Noske and Mathias-'Erzberger Are.Let Out. Doctor Gessler, Former Burgomaster or.' Nuremberg, Is Named Minister of Defense. ••:.. '•' Berlin, March 20.—Doctor Gessler, a Democrat,., former burgomaster: of Nuremberg and-more recently nrinisV ,ter of reconstruction, l*as accepted.,thej thankless tusk of maintaining law and; order in Germany as minister' of d&> fense, Oustax Noske. '. . Doctor- Gimo. tlie- late Albert Bali- in's successor as- h.ctiil of the Hnmbnrgr (Vinericfin lino, IIIIK been named -'minister of finance, to- snoi:eed Dr. Ma- IJiins Erzberger. . : • Tlu'sq are (he two only really impor> taut changes in the "reconstructed cab- im't," which vyili be presented to'the nVitionnl ifssem'bly simultaneously with the minonuoement of the' formal re- tlremeiit of the Bnut-r cabinet. : r rho cu'nvejiin,'^ of the -.assembly had to be postponed owing vo the inability of the throe ( J nu\ition parties to agree upon three less important port- ft.ilios. which nre.still unsettled. . The prllitionl complexion of the "new old cabinet" is the sniiie as'1t was before the "KnppiLuetCwitz .coup, the coalition eoiuprising .social democrats!centrists and democrats. N The ii.ide- pendent .socinlists 'refused -to' coine Into the ministry. The life of the "patched-np" crtbinpt promises .Co be short. .. ORDER SEIZED RUM RETURNED : l-uR SUPREME UUURI ASKED' ABOUT YANKS' STATUS House Passes Resolution Requesting President to Tell About Troops in Germany. Washington, March .26.—The hpuse passed the Kahu resolution calling upon-the president to state what will,be the policy with regard to the American military forces now in Germim^ Clerk of Virginia Tribunal Had Narrow Escape From Falling Glass—• : ' No One Injured: Richmond, Ta., March 20.—A pistol, hnlli't 'was tired into the Virginia. Su- prem'i> court 3 room here through a win- rlnw while, the court was, fn-session; No one -was injured, hut tt.'Rtewarrl .Tones, ilii' .court clerk, had a narrow escape from falling glass. The police are searching for the person who fireil the shot. Several days ago.a.bullet was fired, into the office- of P.. O. .-.Tames, secre- tp.ry of the commonwealth.' Major -"Dalrymple Must ' Give Back Liquor Taken in Chicago With-' out Warrant. . . Chicago, March 2G.--In the first test case of tlie right of Maj. A. V. Dalrymple, chief prohibition, agent in the Chicago' district, "and his. aids to raid homes'/of .citizens and -seize private" liquor stocks without warrants, the sponge sn.uad forces were defeated. •The case was that of:George FrDaltr man,. tried before Federal judge George .A. Carpenter. Dallman' had flled a petition asking a court order 'to force "Major Dali-ymple to return liquor stocks seized from his room- last. February 7. The 'petitlpD, 1 j.jvas granted.. - : '' ' : '•''"• ENGLISH RAILWAY STRIKE OFF Labor Dispute Is Settled on "the Lancashire & Yorkshire' Road- Walkout Called Off. London, March 26.—The possibility .-j'f a general railway strike originating in 'difficulties on the" Lancashier '& Yorkshire'railway has been".dispelled. It wns announced that Hie .strike 'of 2,000 ' men on that line 'had been called, off, : the' 'dispute having ''been settled:' •'- .- -,. ..;• • .. /. Pope Receives Polish Premjer. Rome, March 20.—M.-'Skul'skl, premier 61 .Poland, was received in private audience by Pope Benedict. Later he - and Ignace Jan Paderewski were guests: of honor at a reception given by tlie -Polish minister to Italy. . !J!T RAGE Congressman; Humphr.eys of Mississippi Asks President to Retire: AfiVOCATES ONE; TERM LIMIT Democrats ' in ' House Vie ' W ith Repub. llcans in Applause 'of 'the Southern. • ef's Speech — Kitchlh and -'Other Leaders Commefid Stand. "~: Washington, . March... 26.; — Democrats. In Hie '.vied" with ' the Repub-J hc.ins; In wild 'applause .of- a speech by Iteprespntiitive 'Humphreys, Democrat,' •' .Mississippi, intended to- puncture llic llilnl' term boom -'for Wood row Wilson. JThe'. speech' was made .in J reco:n- 'nii'ntlliij* passiige ' of an amendment. liiniiijn presidential eligibility to one li'i-ui.j . . . ! . Ilia ilpiiionstiyition • on .the part of Hie rk*iocrats was; the most "r'emnrk- .ible iv«r staged in the during Hie s|vi>n years of President Wilson's srrallon. Contrary to all prece- Hie speech met •with no retort, ' dents ind njiiip. is expected.. Speaker's Time-'Extended. Wli le in. the midst of his speech the curative's.time, expired and was sxtenjled on motion, of a Republican, Ite]iro ?Mitative Longworth of Ohio. the. time comes'when the citizens! ip of tlie republic has so dpgen- in nil its attributes requisite to Hie n ;e and purposes of the republic Hint -ve are limited in our choice of (i clii >f executive to only nn.e man," dedai «1 Mr. Humphreys, "then the/day for 01 r judgment is at hand." He had just quoted from the word;of Th inms Jeffereonj who. said, in de- cliaiii he bi term, creat equal fairs.' Quotes Old Editorial. Rei resentatlye'- Humphreys began his ad.dre a ny' reading from an editorial svliicli appeared in the New-York Tribune rn September 4, 1874, .under the cnptk n, "Tile American Rubicon," wliicl discussed the' movement for a third term for Grant. :re is much, in this article," said Mr. 1 'tmiphreys,''"which suggests the situa ion confronting us today. So fnr a: I am adyised. President AVilson has i at stated that he would not be n can Mate for a third term or have his c biflile iiele; Demo his successor. Me tj He ingtrt part Ident to listen 'to. Importunities thai come a 1 candidate for a. third "There are in our country a number of characters entirely to the manageriient of its af- *est political advisers been for 'o urge that course when the res have been chosen to the 'ratic convention to nominate ' It s true, however, as it was when the t -tide just quoted was written, that several presses and some politician } or local influence have already bcgur to agitate' his re-nomination, "It has been - snstomary heretofore for i residents selected for a .second time to indicate ; far in advance their fixed IcterminatlOD not to offer.them- selvef for a third election. The--most instances of-this were the an- noumjemeiits of President McKinley find ( olonpl Roosevelt." ^ Mr Humphreys then traced the history tf the United States from the days of George Washington down to the l resent *time." quoting, numerous precedents supporting the tradition :t a third presidential .term be- «f the danger of bringing about Minn which would make possi- c establishment of a monarchy, "il from state papers of Wash• Lafayette,'' Madison, Jefferson, Jack* M, McKinley ..and Roosevelt and from resolutions of 'both branches of concurring, in- the view ithat in the presidential, office is-, a f the spirit,;.though not the.let- ter, c .the Constitution. He then read 'an 'excerpt from Present -Wilson's boob on congressional govet itnent to show- Mr. Wilson's lean- Ing (Wards a depart time- onored tradition. "In all the years of our history since the j -eat day," ( O f Washington) de?. i.?* Mississippi representative, Hint childifen be al prece a departure from the h as p ermlttea to cross (tibicon and may our children's n m a]1 the '• years to come e to boast this same unbroken pplause Shakes Chamber. he had. finished the house slianiper ^^ • wm) deafpning ap . pliiu»«. Republicans and Democrats alike sprang to their feet and clapped and- cJieer^d as. ^e,,made..his-,way. to his sent. As he started down the aisle the Democrats flocked around ''him to shnkejlus hand and "congratulate him. For . al 5 5, petlkei ' .Clark, now minority leader, ^ Representative, • Kitchin and many o^ the recognized leaders on the INVESTlGAIi OF CHILD UU ICARB! U. S. Internal Revenue C lector Was Here Thu day Investigating Child Labor Situation Carbondale—Reports s Violations. Inevstigation into the child la situation jn Car'.jondale wa= Thu day in'Canbondale. Internal Reve: Collector G. E. White conducted investigation. Mr. White stated : er he had made his investigation Carbondale on the child labor pro ^ition an'! !•••-;»>)•;--d r.o viol; t:-ins. The law requires that, no child indar the age.of 14 are' allowed vork in factories or industries •hat nature. The age limit for -tx :o work in mines is 16, !>ut being rimes in the vicinity of Carbonc lone of t!ie laws in this connect •.otild be subjected to violation. The compulsory school iaws'of •tate work in harmony with the ch rbor laws. .Children under 14 ye nust all be in school. Mr. White says he found less tr ••le with the child labor law in C icndaie than in other Southern ] .'.pis towns. He assigned the lack •ig- factories in (Carbondale as nain reason for the g-oud labor c '.ition- among 1 children. RIVER AT mm FOUR FEET ABOV HfOH Illinois Central Repo River Still Rising And Now Past\49 Feet, Usi Condition From Spri Rains—The Big Mud Threatens M'boro "Plant. Reports from the Illinois Cen offices here this morning say Mississippi river a( Cairo is' f feet above flood stage, the lat report stating the river was at feet. The railroad company s none of its property 'had 1) 'lamaged by the high . water, though were anxious to see a cession of the high 'mark of rivers., The river can rise perhaps two hree feet without the flood dams to. a large excnt. At the. same t Cairo is wishing • for the ri\-er ;ease its dising. Bottom lands along the Mis. ippi river are flooded. Repo ilong- the Illinois Central branch the Mud Hue down next to the n indicate, the high water is do considerable damage to the 1 land farming districts. While s> a condition is expected in th districts with the-spring lains ea season an unusually high river pcrsistant Iri^'i -.vnter results in water flooding- the land .'and fill the\ low- places in these sectk which remain after the water- cedes and the river goes down. Big Jfuddy is still "high and c' tinues to rise- gradually. At M.<| physboro, the town havinjp snffetjj in the last few years, from t water getting into the power pla on 'the river bank in the .east pf of the city, hope is held that t \v-ater of Muddy doesn't get ii| the^plant, which would drown tj; machinery and put the lights- cj of commission in Murphysboro. j DINNER CLUB ENTERTAINED 1 j AT MRS. R. E. BRIDG^ (Mrs. R. E. Bridges entertained tj Dinner Club at /her h-ome W'ednesda- Those present were: Mesdames j M. Hewitt/'Gj-Di Wham, W. -A. Fnij W. T. Felts, Ralph Thompson, Jol iY. Stotlar and JOE. IB. Mitchell. J

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