The Daily Free Press from Carbondale, Illinois on March 29, 1920 · Page 1
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Carbondale, Illinois
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. * Carbondale—"Athens of/Egypt."': 17 V ,. \. CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS, M0NDAY, MARCH 29, 19219 NUMBER 13f <u, s. WATCMG TYPHUS Some of the ; Largest Operators in the~Country. Are on : ~~ - List. ACTION IS AT INDIANAPOLIS Blanket True Bill'Found by Federal, Grand Jury Includes Francis S. s Peabody, - War Chairman of Production Committee. Chicago, March 29.—Tbe United States government has procured the indictment of a number of Chicago's largest-coal operators. The action was taken by the federal grand jury in Indianapolis. From that city came the: announce- ment.that.the blanket true bill, which was voted on March 11, contained among others the name of Francis S. Peabody of this city, head of tlie' Peabody'Conl company and during tho war -chairman of the coal production committee of the Council of National Defense. The indictment charges a general conspiracy among 120 operators and union miners in the central bituminous' •district to limit production and maintain excessive prices for coal. Other Leaders Indicted. The na'mes of the big Illinois people caught -in this attack were carefully vvithheld by Judge- Anderson's orders until all those sought could be reached' Simultaneously. ' In addition to Mr. :Peabody, who is head tlie Ktecond largest coal corporation in America, the following Chieagoans are'in the list of. those indicted; - - - . '-..--.,. Dr. F. CI HannoiflV'chairman 1 of the Illinois coal operators' commission and member of the scale committee which met with the'union men in 3019 to fix n new wage contract. Ge.orge B. Harrington, head of tbe Wilmington and Franklin Coal company, and a member of scale committee., Charles M. Moclerwell, president, of C. M. Model-well & Co., member of the scale committee; forniei-'cand-idate for city treasurer and for a congressional nomination. John T. Connery, Miami Coal company. ' Waiter S. Bople, president of W. S. Bogle & Co., a prominent coal man for many years; former leader in local Democratic/politics. , E. C. Searles of the Crertir-dlinch Coal company. Harry C. Adams, Peerless Cpal company. - • . . K. W. Coulter, representative in Chicago of the National Coal association. Warreni J. Smith, manager Power : Coal company, Chicago. Brewster In List. Other among leading employers who were indicted were: Thomas -, T.' Brewster, St. Louis, chairman of the operators' scale committee. - . Phil »A. Penna, Terre Haute, Inn., spokesman for tlie operators in tfhe Washington conference that preceded the strike of- last fall. W. K. Field, president of the Pitts- Imrgh Coal company. Pittsburgh.. Jonas 'Waffle, secretary of tlie coal trade bureau, Terre Haute. Eice Miller,_ Hillsboro, 111., operator. Theodore Keller, H.-A. Huske'y, H.' O. Perry, J. W. Spencer and W; 'L. Smick, Illinois operators. ; National and state mine workers' officials -are named-in the indictment' ns follows: . . ' , 3ohn L. Lewis, international president; William Grejn, international secretary-treasurer; Percy Tntlow, statistician; Edward Stewart, Indiana district president; William Mitch, Indiana .secretary-treasurer.; -Frank Farrington. Illinois union .president: Harry Fislnvick and Charles Grace, Illinois union officials on scale committee. Officials of public Health Service Fear Epidemic. Appearance in' Several Localities of .•Strange Dic^s- Starts Rigid Investigation by Department. Wiishin.srron. ilin-i-h 2.').—" the t'ni'.pd SI;,rex public. In-ulih sprvfc-e have starti'd ;: gi'iierm iijvosligtitioti into (be pri-si-wo in some piu-N i>( the country of a myK;-t>rlous ilisi-ase resumlilinj: iji Jts xy.'iiptoms ihi> typhus .fever which is MOT.- raviijjiiis lurye portions of central Km-ope.' This becump knov.-h whin: it. was ad- Jnittetl by a liish- oiik-ial of the public health- seiyvire Hun reports li.-id been received hen- indicating Hie widespread prest'iice of a disAise which closely resVmble.s the manifestations of typhus, Hundreds of communica- Tinns have been received-by'the office of the surgeon jjc-neral from persons wbn stau-tl they were suffering from a peculiar form.^of itch, accompanied by feveiv generally recognized tn be the first symptoms of ryplui*. So mmier.ous have these letters be- tl'.Ht public heiihli service officials have started a thorough investi- . {ration in nil of thsj. localities from wJiic-Ji the reports 'were received. Should this disclose evidence of the. actual existence of typhus, officials state, stops . \voultl-be taken to stamp it out before it could n\icli| an epidemic stage. • A. BALLEY BLANOHARD BRITISH-FRENCH CLASH IS SEEN Text of Alleged Secret, Turk Treaty. Is Uncovered '::in Berlin. OFFERS $2,000 FOR KIDNAPER Kantucky Capitalist Will Also Give . $5,000 for Knowledge of Secret Foe. Lexington. Ky., March 20.—A ro- '.-Wiiial of ,'$2,000 for'(lie arrest, ami con.- victj'on of ''t'he kidnaper 1 of his- twelve- .>vnr-ol<l son. Paul, was offered by E. . U. Little, Lexington,.capitalist. J "I will also give $5.000 to any man I who will prove that I owe him any money or have done anything to him . that would wnrrant his rcvonjjp." tlie . s'atomenr of Mr. Little continues. I, "II: there is anyone who believes' I ;' have wronged him I want him 1 to say , so ami I will his release in : he is arrested as the kidnaper of my son. I do not know of anything I have £vor" done which could possibly make an enemy such- as the man who sent me Hie note' derf!nndinsc ?25,000 ransom made himself out to be." 17 PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIPS • War Gifts Ranging From 55,000 to $40,000 in Memory of Princeton • ' Men. New. York, March 29.—Seventeen scholarships, ranging N from $5.000 to $40,000 in memory of Princeton men who fell" in the war, have been established at the university, President John Grier Hibben announced here^ He said the university, hopes eventually jto establish a scholarship in ^ the name of teach of the 140 niftn on'the Princeton honor roll. The scholarships were established :by friends -and relatives of the Princeton heroes. ......!,._' UPSET SOCIAL CONVENTIONS Because of Scarcity of Men Paris Woman Announces Engagement to Married Man. Paris. March 29.—The decision of Mrs. Inez Spragne Stinnes to defy the conventions and arinoun'ce her engagement to a'married man (Marquis Antoni Pnetnelli) shows a new spirit of women, born of the war. Women have a right to love' the same as men, she .claims. Since men are scarce there is no reason why a woman should not nccept her soul-mate, even if he is already married. Unless the world accepts a new standard on this question general unhappiness is inevitable. Mrs. Stinnes' courageous attitude wili be a test case which undoubtedly will induce society to reform its code of morals and abolish obsolete conventions." - QUEErTUNABLE TO FIND ROOM i " Elizabeth of Belgium Sleeps on Camp Cot in French Town—Kept Identity Secret. Fontainebleau, France, March 29.— When Queen Elizabeth oi Belgium carae here to arrange i'»r the opening of her villa she wn.« unable fo obtain rooms in any of the city's .hotels, and for a short time wns homeless. ^She finally was ffprce.d to her villa, where she slept on s cnmp cot, there being no-bed in'rwulinpss. The Fontainebleau hotel managers are desolate with the thought that they denied hospitality to a queen. The queen treated th(? inci(li j nt . good-naturedly find rpmarkp/1 Ifi one of her Indies in waiting: "Tt reminds me of the ntftnmn of 1914. when we ri-nlly WPI-P homeless," Geddes to Sail April 10. - London, March -20.^-Sir Geddea. will sail for New York. April 10 to take .up bis post as ambassado- to the United-States, according- .'to an nouncement -msfce here. - American -minister tp 1-lnyti, who recently returned to the United States. Alfred i-loen, noled French pninter who recently arrived in this .country to paint notables at Washington, D. C. WAGES STILL MUELLER IS PREMIER Chicago Centers Get $1.25 Formation of New Cabinet Is Announced at Berlin. Socialists Named to the Most Important Posts—Democrat Is Minis. ' ter of Defense. . Berlin. March 20!—Formation of a new cabinet for Germany with Herman Mueller as premier and foreign secretary was announced here. The minister of labor is Herr Schlicke. a socialist. The minister of economics is Herr Schmidt, also a socialist. ' ' The other ministers are: Transport—Gusf.-iv Buer. socialist. Without portfolio—Dr. Kdouard David, socialist. Vice premier . and interior—Herr Koch, democrat. Defense-r-Herr Resslen, democrat. Justice—Herr Plunck, democrat. Finance—dipt. Fischer Cuno, centrist and manager of the Hamburg- American Steamship company. Posts and telegraphs—Johann Gies- berts, centrfst. Food—Andreas Hermes, centrist. Treasury—Doctor Wirth, centrist. The portfolio for reconstruction has not yet been filled.- It will be allotted to a democrat. ASKS CREDIT FOR AUSTRIA President Irigoyen of Argentina Sends Message to Congress Calling for Aid. Buenos Aires, Murch 20.-—President Irigoyen has sent a message to congress urging prompt passage o'f the bill submitted last December, In which 5,000,000 pesos credit is asked for Austrian relief. The president pointed out that the proposal already had found an echo in "Great. Britain and the United States, and expressed the:, hope that the South American nations would be disposed, to grant credits fox- raw materials tp aid the industrial rehabilitation of central Europe. DON'T LIKE CHANGE'OF TIME Many Walkouts in Northern Italy Because Clocks Were Set Hour Ahead. Rome, March 29.—Extensive strikes have brqken 'out in northern Italy in protest against the decree of -March 21 declaring'the beginning of summer 'and putting the clock one hour ahead. .The municipal council o£ Milan has decided to ignore the decree. Hour; Year's Contract. GIVEN OUT BY NAZIM BEY HOUSES DE Other Sections of the Building Trade Are Negotiating for More Pay. Chicago, March 29.—An agreement was reached between the Carpenters' District council and the 'Carpenter Contractors', .association whereby,-the. carpenters to be given a minimum wage of $].25 an hour, effective until Mny 1, 1921. The announcement was made by Daniel Galvin, secretary- trensurcr of the council. ' Tin? bricklayers signed a v contract some days "ago whereby they will receive S1.23 nn hour. . Other sections of the building trades are negotiating for more money from tile employers. The carpenters' agreement also contained a clause whereby the district council pledged itself, to avoid nnd forego all .iurisdiciirmal strikes, nnd when disputes with othei\trades occur to remain fit work until the .loint arbitration board has had an opportunity to dispose of the same in accordance with the findings of the national board of awards. Likewise^ the joint arbitration hoard is to meet und complete a new agreement on or before February 21 of. next year. .ROW IN WINNIPEG COURTROOM General . Strike .-Verdicts Cause Riot Which Is Quelled by the Police. Winnipeg, Man., March 20.—Disorder marked the announcement of a verdict convicting five leaders ot the general strike here hist Mrfy. of seditious conspiracy. The crnwrl in the courtroom received the verdict with derisive cries, hisses, find hoots, and when 1 Justice Metcalt'e ordered tbe' courti-nom cleared by a. squad of constables the crowd voiced its disapproval with loud shouts. One of the deputies was struck in •the face .by a man in the crowd and two constables attacked his assailant. After ten minutes the crm\-d was driven into the streets and the demonstration ceased. STORM .HITS DEL'AVAN LAKE POLAND WANTS TO END WAR Opens Peace Negotiations With Soviet Russia, According to Dispatch From Kovno. ' . ; ,' • I Copenhagen, March, 29.—Poland has opened peace negotiations with soviet Russia, according to a dispatch from Kovno, .-...' ••-.•. , ' $ Livonia and. Finland -are • reported also-to, be taking- steps toward peace with the Soviets. Tornado Wrecks H° me s and Outhouses Along the South Shore—Stock Loss Heavy. .' ' Bfelvidere; 111., March 29.—A tornado swept along tin- south s.'uore of Delavan lake, one of the exclusive summer resort .districts of .northern ' Illinois.. Farm buildings and homes for miles around'were partially v. recked by the heavy wind. Around, the lower section of the'-Hike the country was inundated. Many small buildjngs were swept .into -the lake. Farmers report heavy losses of stock. ": "~ PIE SOCIAL v The ladies society of. the firemen and enginemen wil^give- a ' pie social at •• Woodman next. Tuesday night.—Adv. j ' '> M27—3t, Declared the Document Was Signed in Constantinople in April, 1919, by Franner, Nolen and Churchill for Great Britain, Berlin, March 29.—Your correspond- .ent is able -to give the rext of what purports to be a secret e'ngngeiuuiit. England and Turkey a year nso, without the knowledge of France ~aud America, by . which Constantinople' was to remain' in the hands of the Turks and the seat of the sultan, In return-for which-Britain secured control of the Dnrdanelli'S and other valuable concessions, including British' domination of Syria and Mesopotamia., The text of this alleged secret agreement was furnished by Dr. Nnzlin Bey, wlio was minister of instruction in the cabinet of Talaat Pasha, then grand vizier. Doctor. Niizlm Hey declares the document was" signed in Constaninople in April, .1019.; by Messrs.^ Franner, Xolen and (Winston" Spencer?! representing Great Britain j and Damad Feric Pasha, head of the Turkish government- at the time, on behalf of Turkey.,' ' Consists of Eight Articles. ^ \ The alleged agreement consists of eight articles, as follows:, "Article 1. England under clnte'.- guarantees'.. ,T,uaiey's. .in.dep.end-. ence. -. •".'"' "Article 2. Constantinople remains the seat of the caliphate and capital of. Turkey. The Dardanelles'Will' be placed under -the control of England. •'Article 3. Turkey agrees not to oppose tho creation of a Kurdistan nation. / "Article 4. .Turkey recognizes British domination^ of- Syria and Mesopotamia, and in case ot necessity, will support it with material aid, and aside from flint _ Turkey will exercise the moi.-al power «.-f tlie Caliphate In Syria nnd Mesopotamia to tha(f end. "Article .". KiiKiand obligates herself -to .place a police force nt tlie disposal ot: Turkey for the suppres- soin of any po.vkiblo political counter^ i-.ur.-enrs slmr.ld 'such arise after th< creation of a quiisi-constitutioiial government, for fnch a regime nius: lie curried out in 1 order to .suppress r.ny natiomiliwdc,tendencies. ; "" I ''•'Article. (!. Turkey renounces all her rights In Egypt a'nrt Cyprus.'. "Article 7. This treaty is official, but has a private charactor. Tin-key'? representatives obligate themselves t.r bring about acceptance of this treatj by Hie proper, authorities." •'"Article's. After the peace ^conditions nre determined,.'the sultan. y,:ll' conclude a new trr-aty with Britain ir which Turkey asrees to .extend article 4. ' • "The contents of this'agreement re main secret." i Sultan's Bi-other-in-Law. - "Damud Ferid Pasha, who was at the -time in. question grand vizier of Turkey, is a hrotlier-In-rlnw". of ' Abdul HamiO, hence.the title "Damad," which means "brother-in-law." -.He was at one time counsellor of-the Turkish embassy at London and was also head v of the. Turkish peace delegation to Paris." For a period he'was a member of the Young Turk movement,, but left it later to become leader, of the opposition to E'nver Pasha and -Talaat Pasha. He was asked by the sul'tan to form a new cabinet after the nrmistiee.'where- upbn the'Young Turks' government, hefitled by Briver and Talaat broke un nnd fled. ' - i:.;" . ' Later the . Turkish" nationalists forced Damad Ferid Pasha 'to 'resign, chiefly because he had..agreed to the occupation of Smyrna (by Greece) and thfe .alleged secret agreement with Brit•'ain given above. Lacks yeriflcatipn. . v Pending offlcial^veriflcatioii of the alleged 'Anglo-Turkish',-"secret agreement"' quoted .in- the above dispatch. its authenticity, may be open'to skepticism,, first, because Berlin has been foi; months, the favorite haunt of, Tn'rls- Ish nuribnalist piottefs seeking-to sow discord among., ithe allies., through .propaganda of all sorts, and siecond, because .of the -intimate,;connection of the sponsor f_or.-.-this story.- n. jw--.i~ Bey,. - '' —• , •- --•--'•• '-" '.^\ t OUND $50,000 I Low Water Pressure at Fire Plugs Gives Small Blaze Headway tin Mrs. Hrrry Stafford's Home Porch —High Wind Spreads Flames tc 7 Houses—Business District Ser iously Threatened. RE LITTERED STREETS Seven houses wer.e'reduced to "ashes and others surrounding damaged more- or less. Hundreds of dollars worth of furnitih-e was saved from most of the homes; while much of-it was damaged in getting it OUT;. When the fire was first discovered, only a small blaze was seen' on the Stafford hom,e porch. This blaze spread rapidly; licking the inside of .the Stafford hom^ within less than five minutes. ^The fire department ar- which started yesterday afternoon from a spark on the porch roof of 'the Mrs. Harry Stafford home, spread widely, eating out..the heart of a whole block, between West Elm arid Walnut Streets. rived o* the scene shortly, making desperate efforts. with the chemical equipment to prevent the dangerous spread of the flame.' This, they were unable to check ; the fire rapidly turning'the Stafford home into furious blaze; large sparks hurling in all directions from the strong wind that was blowing. By this time the water hose was attached, but insufficient pressure prevented effective use-of the water, which had" it been in-time, would have put out the Stafford fire and averted the disastrous-conflagration. 1 Hundreds of spectators on every hand stoo.d with breathless anxiety and disgust as the weak stream from, the water hose was helpless before the splitting fire. The flame in the .Stafford house roar.ed and licked itself to all surrounding houses. Shortly it was seen (•.hat the Stafford- house was beyond hope, of saving. The },• R. Johnson, home, .-• ust west of the Stafford house .caught, fire at the same time that the Beach, home to, the west took fire, with the Stafford home! rapidly burning and throwing 'sparks toward the houses on West Walnut Street. .| In a few .minutes it vvas seen the- dangerous spread-of th,e. fire threat'-*' ened not only the entire block, but with a probability, of-.crossing Wai-' nut Street and -entering, the business section of the'city'.'Scores of men threw buchets ; 'of : water or. the root's of liouses along; Walnul St., until ' lie >" bad to, ciimb_ off, as. the roots of the:.bouses'began to catjch fj rc in scores of. places. i Eight houses were, afire when ,the climax of the,disastrous flames was • reached. Tile" houses 'were: J. K. • Johnson. Mrs. 'Harry Stafford. .Miss l rcnc Beach' and William Walters on Elm Street and those on Wai- hut Street, J^srshail.-'E. -Batson, Air bert Halter;' the. Hale ' house and J*!,<, home' of 'M.'.E. 'Cheevers. Of, these hous£?i'. all . were two stoly except iwo.'This.'made,the blaze'.eX7' cecdins'y hot, increasing, its danger of further spread. -With the fire at its height, hun dreds 'of citizens who volunteerec in assisting the fire department an<j those in getting their furnittir/j oul of their 'homes could Jiardly se' anything except fear of . the fire crossing Walnut Street over ' int the business section, also othei homes on the other side ~of WaUni Street. , , By this time Vll the hose avail able in- the city were attached tc plugs nearest the fire. The ; w'ate pressure was - getting better. 'Tl« firemen who had fought lieroicl in the face of intense heat, wit little pressure began to check th'.| spread of the fire. Houses adjoining the. fire, including the Rushing Store to..east on Walnut Street and th- Cheever home on. the same stree to the 'west, • were 'drenched will' water, thus preventing furthe: spread along there.; Water begat to come better in -the house; ; heavier pressure, something ,lik< what'was needed to fight the fir* to begin .with had .come at last With this, the I.' C. had,, come tc (Continue* from page one)

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