The Buffalo News from Buffalo, New York on December 30, 1919 · 13
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The Buffalo News from Buffalo, New York · 13

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tamest Locf Wire Second Section ., and Vicinity News BUFFALO EVENING NEWS: TUESDAY, DECEMBER SO, 1919. HID 1 FIRE STIRS UP Compi osite Structure of Neces sary Size and Proper Equip ment May Arise From Ashes of Buildings Burned Last Sunday. Special In the Neics. ORCHARD PARK, Dec. 30 Providence seems to have solved the eommunity house and town hall ortib- lem, which has vexed the village for months. Last Sunday mornings fire left a bare spot near the center of the village which may provide an ideal location for the much desired building. Firemen's hall, wherein was located the village fire-fighting apparatus, was destroyed bv Sunday's blaze. A building for the fire engines and for fire headquarters is an immediate 'necessity, and persons with the in terests of the town at heart have been quick to see the desirability of combining m one fine structure the firemen's headquarters, a town hall, a community building and an auditorium of sufficient size to accom modate any. public gathering whichi is likely to assemble here for some years to come. Overtures have already been made to owners of some of the land one which the burned buildings stood. The flames left available a lot fronting on West Quaker street about 200 feet and running back to a sufficient depth for all practical purposes. The" firemen have a knack of getting what they want, and it is presumed they will push the scheme for a composite building with their usual ardor. Naturally the project is of much Interest to the American legion, the local post of which has a large number of returned soldiers who will without doubt enter Into' the movement with enthusiasm. Then there are scores of men and women who have been. keenly desirous of have some sort of a practical town building, but who, because no desirable site was available, have rather despaired of seeing anything accomplished. These latter see new hope in the fire-scorched plot 'of land which has so opportunely placed the town hall project in the realm of probability, and they may be depended upon to give aid in any form. THREE NAMED F0RMAY0R Robert M. Gay. H. P. Stephens and P. C. Thomas Are'' Named at N. Falls, Ont. NIAGARA FALLS, Ont., Dec. 30 Robert M. Gay, H. P. Stephens and P. C. Thomas were nominate! for mayor in yesterday's primaries. Other candidates chosen were: For water commissioners C. C. Cole. F. W. Carter. W. L. Wilkinson, M. H. Parker, Alex Collins. For hydro commissioner F. W. Carter, W. L. Wilkinson, Sidney Burrows. Candidates have until 9 o'clock on Tuesday to qualify. The nominees for aldermen include the seven members of the present board, viz.: W. P. Dixon, William Cole, W. J. Crawford, William Hodg-kins, C. R. Newman, William Ward, Frank Cole. The other two aldermen. R. Gay and P. Thomas are candidates for mayor. The nominations for separate school trustees are: James Welsh. Arthur Kinnnger, John Hopkins, Mrs. Isa-belle Benosn and Mrs. E. T. Twidale. For citv schools: T. McAndrew, J. Matthews. John Harriman, A. W. Porter. William Hodgkins. John A. McPherson. W. J. Crawford, John Jepson. William Pew. John Lyons. W. P. Bixon. W. C. Effrick, G. W. Morse, W. H. Ward, H. M. Beam. Frank Cole, Harrv Williams, Joseph Locke, C. R. Zimmerman, J. B. McSweeney, William Cole. James Marc. J. McNamara, J. S. Fleming, Thomas arreu ana George W. Clarke. Following are the war nominations for school trustees: Ward No. 1, Dr. E. T. Kellam, Herbert Rronhall: ward No. 2. Charles N. New man, George Phemister; ward No. 3, T. Slblev, N. Fielding; ward No. 4. S. Corseild, M. C. Goodslr; ward No. K. D. Kemp and George Murray. BRIDGEBURO. Ont., Dec. 29 Unless there is a wholesale withdrawal of candidates tomorrow. Bridgeburg is promised a merry election next Monday. There are three candidates for mayor, fpur for reeve and 22 for the council of six. Only the three school trustees were elected by acclamation. The other candidates are: For mayor Mayor W. T. Malkln, Reeve J. H. Atwood and Peter Gordon. For reeve Former Mayor W. M. Hogg. Charles Davies, Alfred. Merry-weatber and Reeve J. H. Atwood. For council, John T. James, C. E. aienny, Frank Hanes. Harry Hall, Duncan McTavlsh. Lieutenant John McClelland, Ernest Parmiter, George mease. Fred Yye, W. T. Malkln. Irvln Walton. R. H. Barton, R. R. Brown, Peter Gordon, V. W. Vaney. M. C. Williams. George Brilnell. W. M. Hogg, T. W. Clark. H. J. Woodley, w. L. Randall, James Kelloway. The school trustees eleoed by acclamation are: Dr. W. Phillips, W. C. Tait and Charles Jackson. DOUGLASS RE-ELECTED REEVE IN FORT ERIE FORT ERIE, Ont , Dec. 30. In Fort tirf, Reeve Louis Douglass was reelected by acclamation yesterday, there being no opposition. Six candidates are Running for conn-eil, with four to be elected there. The candidates are: Hamilton Robblna. A. E. DUchbourne, A. V. Nle, Henry Metcalfe, James Snblne. John Thomns and Elmer White. The three retiring members of the school board have been re-elected by acclamation. They are: A. C. Rose W. M. Everlngham yiid William M Dougall. TIMLL1K SCREAMS OF GIRL SCARE AWAY ASSAILANT NIAGARA FALLS, Dec. 30. Ruth Hooper, 13 years old, of 719 Fairfield avenue, is today suffering from shock and fright resulting from an attack by a young man last evening at 11 o'clock in the street in front of her home. Snatching ber handkerchief from her muff be stuck it in her mouth and endeavored to gag the girl. She cried out and drew the attention of boarders in her home. They came to the rescue and pursued the, youth, who disappeared in the yardjaiof the New York Central railroad. MORDEN NOW MEMBER' SANATORIUM BOARD I.OCKPORT, Dec 30. The supervisors yesterday afternoon in their last session of the year unanimously elected Sanford Morden of Niagara Falls to the board of managers of the county tuberclosia sanatorium. Mr. Morden is a supervisor and the third county solon to be named. He succeeds Max Oppenheim, Niagara Falls, term expired. The other managers are: Supervisor Joseph W. Turner. Lockport; Supervisor-elect Wiiiam Shaw, New-fane; Dr. Harry C. Dumville, Niagara Falls and Dr. C T. Crance. North Ton-awanda. M'r. Morden's election gives the supervisors control over the sanatorium. . V ;u t TO BE INSPECTED BY SUPERVISORS Niagara County Authorities Will Advertise for Bids for Improvement of Mountain, Ridge Highway Cost Es timated at $120,200 Special to the yews. LOCKPORT, Dec. 30. County Superintendent of Highways Thomas N. Br'ennan Is requested in a resolution referred to the highway committee at yesterday's meeting of the supervisors to examine the town line road, which runs through the towns of Pendleton. Wheat field and Cambria, a distance of 4 k miles, to determine If it warrants improvement. The special committee, composed of Chairman Singer and Supervisors Nichols, Broderick and Disinger, which attended the good roads conference at Albany to consider the proposed bond issue of 1100,000,000 to carry on road work in the state, reported against any action being taken by the Niagara solons because of the division of opinion that existed in the Albany meeting. Clerk Krull will advertise for bids, pursuant to the adoption of a resolution by Henry Dexheimer, for the improvement of the Mountain Ridge road, in the town of Cambria, as a county road. The estimated cost Is $120,200. It will be divided $84,140 for the county and $38,060 fox, the town. The division is 70-30. Niagara and Orleans counties will share the expense of improving the County Line road trom the s Lower Lake road to the Ridge road, a distance of 7 miles, under a Joint resolution introduced by E. E. Arnold of Somerset and Hiram J. Sllsby of Hart-lrnd. The resolution was adopted. The county board voted the town of Hartland $6882.50 out of the motor vehicle tax fund for the improvement of1 the Hartland road. Supervisor gilsby fathered the resolution. The supervisors also appropriated $500 for the Wyndham Lawn Home for Friendless Children. , Representative S. Wallace Dempsey was requested in a resolution, also adopted, to take steps to secure for Niagara county one or more of the army motor trucks now being distributed by the government among the states for county purposes. Tho resolution was Introduced by John Broderick of Niagara Falls. Clerk Krull has a letter from the state to the effect that Niagara will get its share of the tracks Just as soon as New York gets its allotment The supervisors also want Representative Dempsey to secure one or more cannons for the court house lawn. STOP CHILDREN DRAWING BOOKS Because of Smallpox Epidemic, Library Heads Close Juvenile Department Special to the rw. SAINT CATHARINES, Ont., Dec. 30. Sunnyside Gardens, the Facer street property of L. C. Gray, has been purchased by the public school board at a cost of $4680. This property, consisting of 2 acres, is situated in the northeast portion of the city and when a proposed four-room building is erected on the site it will greatly relieve the congested condition of the schools in the vicinity. The board is holding a final meeting this afternoon at which the business of the year will be concluded. The board is anxious that all public school matters may be left in excellent shape for the new board of education which will be elected Thursday. The juvenile department of the public library has been closed because of smallpox, the Library board expressing the opinion that it is ("better to be safe- than sorry." There are 1250- children in the city drawing books from the juvenile department The closure is at the pleasure of Chairman Erskine and Librarian Briden. Unable to secure local theaters for political' meetings the local Labor party is discussing ways and means of obtaining a Labor temple. It has also decided to establish an open forum for the discussion of general matters and a committee will secure speakers to discuss publicly the topics of tho day. There are 20 cases of smallpox in the city. Only one new hat been reported this week. 1 111 I 'IF, HI 17 INFIELD FOR ELECTION AS ALDERMEN Saint Catharines Electors Are to Choose Nine Out of the Bunch Captain ' Lovelace Candidate for Mayor. Special to the .hj. SAINT CATHARINES,, Ont, Dec. 30. The electors of this citv have a difficult job to pick the best man out of a large field of candidates for mayor, aldermen and trustees for the board of education. The field is the largest in this city in many years, and promises a heated contest at the polls January 1. The mayorality candidates include Mayor J. M. Elson, Alderman D.. W. Eagle, Alderman J. Smith, Alderman W. J. Westwood and Captain E. J. Lovelace, the soldier-labor candidate. Captain Lovelace with the backing of the soldier-labor party and with four opponents stands a good chance of election, his friends say. The aldermanic candidate number 17 out of which 9 are to be selected. These 17 are: F. H. Avery, J. F. Beattie, E. C. Graves, W. A. Hill, S. McLean, J. E. Riffer, H. E. Rose, A. J. ale, J. D. Wright. W. Bannen. L. C. Grav. J. McDowell, M. Murphy, -C. H. Nash, C. Taylor, P. G. Wilson. The board of education has attracted 23 candi dates, a large number of whom have served on the public school or collegiate board. Nine trustees are to be chosen from the following list: W. B. Burgoyne, H. W. Byrne, J. S. Dunlop, W. Harrop, M. J. M. Lock-hart, Mrs. MacKay. F. C. McCor- dickMrs. Malcholmson, F. N. Ruth erford, A. H. Trapnell, A. G. Watson, W. W. Burleigh, R. M." Calder, Mrs. Gibson, T. W. Jones, W. i. McDonald,-J. M. McBride, W. A. Mc-Kinnon, E. R. Paxton, Mrs. Taylor, J. E. Waterhouse, H. G. Wooley, Mrs. Wright SEER TO fll SLIPPER FOUND Michigan Officials Will Try Silken Footgear on Woman Found in Kalamazoo Brown's Widow Brought Into Murder Case Again. ST. JOHNS, N. F., Dec. 30. Three men were rescued today from tbe wreck of the Belgian steamer Anton Van Drlel which struck on the rocks DEATH at the entrance of St. Mary's Bay atlof the injureQ, for they fled as best midnight Sunday. They ae the only survivors of the crew of 29. AH were frightfully frostbitten from long exposure on the bridge which was the only portion of tbe vessel remaining above water. -j MOUNT CLEMENS. Mich., Dec. 30. Mrs. Cecil Beatrice Vaster, accused of the murder of J. Stanley Brown, was found today in Kalamazoo. She will be brought here today. Mrs. Ves-ter, it was said, will be asked to try on a silken slipper found in the automobile in which Brown was killed. Other clues found in an examination of the automobile were a bloodstained featber and a strand of blond . . again be brought Into the case, it de- i may veloped today. John Bannon, leading Mount Clemens druggist, told authorities that several months ago Mrs. Brown trle,d to bny prussic acid from him. Asked what she wanted with it, she Is quoted as saying: "Because he has the goods on me. I don't propose to be cut off with a pittance." Brown at that time was suing for divorce. Police Chief Straight said he would ask for a warrant for her arrest today. BUFFAitT GETS FULL SHARE OF WEATHER n,,rfn)n n'n a alrtrm renter this morning. The disturbance that was j located over Minnesota yesterday had mnvfui forward until it wan rirht over this city this morning, according to the weather bureau reports. Buffalo go more snow and stronsrer winds than any other city In the track of the storm, it was said at the weather bureau today. From three and half to four Inches fell Inst night. The temperature roee to 32 degrres this mornint-, but is expected to de cline aarain by nightfall. M'etporologist Cuthbertson says It will probably get down to 12 or 14, degrees above to-night. ... Snow- riurnes win continue louuy and tomorrow. Although the winds drifted the snow laRt night, none of the main highways leading into mii-fnlo was reported to be impassable for auto trucks or other traffic. EVIDENCE IN LEAK CASE WILL GO GRAND JURY WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 Evidence gathered by the Department of Justice, relative to the alleged leak in decisions of the United States Supreme court will be submitted to a federal grand Jury here in January, it was announced today at the Depart-of Justice. The government's case is practically complote. officiali said.' The nature of the evidence was not disclosed except that officials predicted it would be "conclusive." Rotariani to Hear llsler. , "Americanism and Amerlcanlsation what It ran do for the other fellow and what it ran do for us." is the topic of the speech to be made by Oeorge Kislor of Cincinnati nt the weekly mooting of the Rotary club at the Hotel fltatler at 12:16 o'clock tomorrow. Distinguished Physicist Has Epoch-making Theory f ! i i V t I ; V t ..-j ! Dr. Albert Einstein. This is a recent photograph of Professor Dr. Albert Einstein, whose theory on relativity, namely, the diversion of a ray of light in the field of gravitation of the sun, was recently announced. Dr. Einstein's new theory has since been confirmed by observations made by English astronomers during the last eclipse of the sun. This new and epoch-making theory marks a turning-point in the history of physical science. ASKS RETURN OF TROOPERS TO LACKAWANNA (Contiliued' from Page One.) several person!? were beaten with fists and clubs. Fear that an organized mob may at any time rush the big plant of the Lackawanna Steel company caused Mayor Toomey to appeal to Governor Smith for assistance. Michael Lavelle, 35 yea(s old. of 1268 South Park avenue, an employ of the South Buffalo railway who has for years been a cripple, was attacked early last night in Ridge road, not far irom namDurg turnpike, oy several foreigners. They beat hijn into a semi-conscious condition, according to Lackawanna police. Several other men. whose names were not obtained, were stoned and clubbed during the latest reign of terror in the Buffalo suburb. More than 800 men gathered in Ridge road, between Ingham avenue, where the recently organized steel workers' union headquarters are located, and Hamburg turnpike. Every man who appeared in Ridge road in the vicinity of the plant was ques tioned. If he could not prove that he was not at present employed in the steel plant, he would be set upon and beaten, according to the police. The same tactics were repeated early j this morning when the night and day forces of workmen shifted. Policei were unable to learn tne laeniuy oi any tbev could to save their lives "The situation in Lackawanna today is more critical than it was on September 23, when rioting broke j out," said Mayor Toomey this after- noon. "I am doing all in my power: to prevent trouble, but I am afraia i there is going to be bloodshed before I can arouse the state and county authorities to tne gravity oi tne suua - tion. I am going to swear in a largeifitPer(ng on thelr part numDer oi special ponceuiit u&aiu aim the rest will have to oc done by other authorities uponw hom the public de pends for the preservation of law, ana order." The state troopers, 90 inl all, re-i turned to their barracks . at Batavia I'"1 " "ou . " r ' last Wednesday. They bad been on ! duty in mor'ning of September 24. During j their stay there they patrolled all narts of the city night and day. There Was not the slightest semblance of aea mg m Jta", w i trouble after they broke up the riotous ; ' ,a""7 d "J' '? spirit which seized the steel city in j "mated that a profit of mor e th an 10 the early days of tbe strike at the P" cent, would be hen Jw Mid . re-Lackawanna plant, which was de- Ports showing profit of more than 10 clared September 22. !P" cent, for the past tyo years, will Unlike state authorities. Chief otlbe scrutinized with care. Police James W Higgins of Buffalo has foreseen further trouble in the steel strike and he has never drawn the large detail of patrolmen on emergency duty at the Rogers-,$66.30 Hrnwn nlant In Hambure turnDike. noDosite the Lackawanna plant. In-' spector John S. Marnon has been in ! charge of these policemen ever since 1 ihA atrik hezan. and althoueh many mpn have been assaulted in the vicin-'rial fty of the Lackawanna plant, "there ho- yln Yin nnthronk inside the Buf-i . . ? ;, indP,.iitP,v the detail of Datrolmen who were weeks i .... v. . 'ago assigned to guard with shotguns j $24.34, while the labor cost in manu-!rh trsins running between Buffalo If .cturinsr is listed at $11.48. and the Lackawanna plant," said Chief Higgins. "The Buffalo police department is ready for anything that these agitators wisn to stage.- Sheriff Bradley said this afternoon that 50 deputies will be sent to i.acs- awanna tomorrow morning. PITY RPIP Anthony WieronWkl. 146 Person street, charged with stealing a quantity of srrap copper valued at $2 from the Buffalo Iron Works, whoro he was employed, was fined by City Judge McLaughlin. Arthur Grant. 302 Forgo nvonue re-portrd to the polloe last evening that burglars had entered his limine and carried awnv a small amount of Jewelry and JjO In ensh. Entrnnce was gained, by breaking the look on a rear dnnr, Buralnrs. who smashed the look on a front door, ransacked the apartment of Margaret Ryan in the Red Jacket apartment house. 922 Main street, yesterday and carried off clothing and jewelry valued at $2000. No arrests have been made. Anthony J. Dexter, proprietor of a saloon at Hi Knot Ferry street and his bartender Harry Klossert. 23 Celtic street, wore are.led Inst evening chanced with having arnmhllng devices In their poewMlon. Tho polio seined a elot machine, which they claim the two men were operating ln the saloon. rEADQUNDTneTowN Life's Gray Shadows. Life flung ui lilies, but we craved Love'a wine, IB tbore dear lilac-duska r long ago: Blue moon of fragrant memory are mine: Tbe Spring a caress, your eyea. aod iunaet-glow. Old iarry griefi and laughter born of Youlh. r pturked lor yon and wove inlo a aooa; Too mil. fire tiat leapa io foodie Truth Once touched my lips sad made my spirit strong. Too late to know what Awe in alienee slogs. My ears grew deaf to bis immortal rail: ibe music diea, ana only Sorrow tllnga Around two beartt ibat atlll remember ail. As l.ifes gray shadows fall. J. CORSON MILLER. B UFFALO friends of Rev. Father f rancu P. Duffy, chaplain of the Fighting 69th. which was com manded by Col. William J. Donovan of Buffalo, will find delight In reading the padre's book, just out. In this he gives a vivid picture of the life of the members of the famous regiment. Their chaplain, a man after their own hearts, has .brightened his story of the travels and vicissitudes of the regiment with many little anecdotes which paint as nothing elese can the character of his "children." In describing an incident that occurred during the Argonne offensive he Says: "A patrol was out for the purpose of getting in touch with the enemy. As they were ascending the reverse slope of the hill a young officer, who was with two or three men in advance came running back, stooping law and calling breathlessly to the lieutenant in command: The Germans! Tbe Germans! The Germans' are there!' Nobody thought him afraid, but his tone of excitement was certainly bad for morale. There was a sudden halt and a bad moment, hut the situation was saved when a nW York voice in a gruff whisper wai heard: 'Well, what the hell does that guy think we are out here looking for violets?' " Called River the "O'Rourke." On ahother occasion Father Duffy tells of a conversation he heard shortly following the battle of Ourcq. "Going through the woods I heard John McMorrow discussing a date with Monzert of Headquarters Company," the chaplain writes, "and he was saying: 'It happened the first day we went over. I tell you it was. It was on the mornin' that we crossed the O'Rourke river and captured Murphy's Farm." " Despite the fact", continues Father Duffy, that the 165th regiment is pre-ponderately Irish, and therefore Cath- folic in its faith men of other beliefs fitted into the organization and soon auquneu toe spirit tnai aiueu me regi- FfMrTal Attorney Lockwood Absolves Retail Dealers in This District of Alleged Overcharging Further, Investigation Probable. So far as my investigation goes of i rpports tnus far submitted bv retail I ciothina- dealers in this district." said ! Stephen T. Lockwood. federal attor- 1 nev t0(jay, "there has been no pro- Whether or not there ,were any cases of profiteering , on the part of wholesalers and manufacturers " of clothing that would warrant indictments, Mr. Lockwood refused to say, contending that further investigation into the reports submitted by these parties 111 be necessary before any- Zln C -"t ""' '" "'"7 According to reports suomittea oyi wholesale clothing dealers today, a ( !$' ?'fh , $22.75 in the pring of 1915 w 11 t this spring. The reports sub- mitted show tne costs invoivea in tne manufacture ana finAl .alp nf the serge suit for the year 1915 and' I 1920. According to the report the mate- cost for the suit in 1915 amounted to 8.1o and tne laoor cost invnlvorl in the manufacture amount- i.j or v.. u nAvf .n.i.a th S.TLi f th. mater : he i.uit. according to the, report will be v.. .--- ... . i if the other costs involved in the i handling of the suit in the spring of 11920, according to a statement made jby the party malting tne report, neither the manufacturer, the whole- gaier nor retail dealer will nave real 'ized more than six per cent, profit. "Brakie" Cussing to Be Reduced to 'Fudge' and 'Gosh ' PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 30.-Railroad life has been robbed of its chief joy. The Pennsylvania railroad has put an embargo on "cussing," No more will tbe brakemsa reel olf a choice assortment of "swear" words when the vestibule door refuses to open or the brake lock jama. Company tatlstlclans are now compiling a pocket dictionary of words which are- afe in an emernency. "Fudge," "golly." "gosh" and "darn" will figure In the language of the "brakles" In the future when they become vexed. But If you like (o hear good, straight forward "cussing." just wait around the exits of the train sheds after day when everything has gone wrong. The "antl cuss" order doesnl count when the railroaders are off duly. 1 I I CLOTHING 1 PROFITEER! HERE. REPORT ' A mem to make the splendid record that it did. To Illustrate his point, he says: "I am reminded of something at my expense. Captain John Prout ap- j proached me with a genial grin to tell j me that at our Christmas mass be bad j seen a Jew boy' present and later on , he asked him : 'What were you doing at mass?' 'Oh; captain.' he said, 'you know I'd go to hell with you.' Prout said to me, 'The compliment to myself ; is very ovblous, father; I hope that you ' will be able to find in it one for yourself, too.' " ! Follows "Boys" All Through. All through the training period, the regiment's first trip to the front, and i thence in ius actions in the Luneville i sector, the Baccarat sector, the Champagne defensive, the Battle of tbe Ourcq, the Saint Mlbiel offensive, the Argonne offensive, the journey into i Germany as a part of the Army of Oc cupation and finally the joyful trip t toward borne, ending with tbe dis- j solution of tbe regiment as the 165th ; infantry, the talented priest follows his "boys." When the . reader closes the book j with a sigh he knows be has had an inside glimpse of a regiment of fight-! lng men. Many of the privates, "non-: corns" and officers, he feels he knows, ! from the intimate sketches drawn by ' their constant friend and ready ad-riser. He grieves sincerely for those who lie beneath the friendly soil of; France, but be knows and feels that behiVl them they have left an undying recorl of having lived like Americans, j foughlf like Irishmen and died like heroes. , - A correspondent of the New York Herald made an unusual suggestion to all earnest drinkers in these days of peril. He wrote : "To avoid being poisoned by wood alcohol, carry a guinea pig in your pocket. Before touching a drink allow the animal to lap up a few drops of the precious fluid. Watch the rodent care fully for about 15 minutes. If a pleased look comes over its face you may take college cheers and jazz tunes niin-the drink without fear. Should thejgling wjU) lhe two. 75 college boys, animal die, leave it alone! i nome on holiday vocations, had lunch- "Each guinea pig should be used in i eon at tne cniversitv club this after-testing three drinks only. After thai noon, having assembled for the pur-it is almost impossible to tell if the pose of recalling the not-so-long-ago beast is dead or dead drunk. t davs wnen tnev wer(, Bov Scouts here. "When cocktails are tested the land for renewing their allegiance to cnerry should be removed: otherwise the guinea pig will eat it before con suming any of the beverage. "A smart shop on the avenue has for sale a case constructed with ample room for six rodents. It fits in the pocket of evening clothes, or can be carried by ladies as a vanity case." SUPERVISORS HOLD LAST 1919 .MEETING Clear 1 p Routine Business, and I Are Photographed. Suspending all rules in order that all pending business might be cleared up before the expiration of 1919, the supervisors met this morning for the ; r ofticerg had been substituted for last time this year. They transacted : the former ones, providing new blood a grist of routine business, adjourned, ! to carry out the council's new poficy had a group picture taken and went i Joseph H. Morey told tbe students to the Iroquois for luncb. j what the council hopes to accomplish Commissioner of Charities - elect I during the coming year. He referred Horace F. Hunt notified the super-1 to the fine camp at Crystal Lake visors of his . appointments, all of j which it recently purchased', and which have been published in the i which it is to equip fully, and said I .NEWS. is his intention to build a hike cabin County Treasurer Anderson an-1 in woods in a locality he has in mind. Kahl as paying teller in that depart- This cabin will be comfortably fur-nounced the appointment of Henry J. I nished and will have a big open fire- ment to fill tbe vacancy created by the appointment of Fredericks E Thieroff as keeper of the penitentiary. Mr. Thieroff was paytng teller in the county treasurer's office for about 12 years. Appointment of Peter Mlldeuberger as receiving teller in the place of Rahl who was promoted, was also announced, Mr. Mlldenberger wis formerly an alderman and has recently been inspector of trust .funds in the state comptroller's department. Mr. Kahl'a salary wilhbe $2400 a year and that of Mr. Mildenberger. Ji.'2W. Reserve Birds but Tote Along Cold Bottles vnnk" n.r : in vrk BrancKH,her8 ln celebrating the . of hotel men .aid todav. .' I Basset picnics, tne mnaeepers saiu i?iuro ui mis jrarn urie- bration, but instead of carrying a brown jug of hard cider to the neighbors With a well-filled basket of simple foods, as did grandfather, modern New York will fill Its basket with a bottle Of private stock and fare to the ! roof garden, and dining grottos. Pro , h.k . a Ft i n . ,K hnt. anr hibition, according to the hotel and restaurant men, has not put the celebration business on the blink. Reservations, they said, were as much in demand as during the wettest pre-war days. For those who hare no private stock there will be fanoy soft drinks at fancy prices. THREE CHARGED WITH THEFT OF GROCERIES Joseph Lavin, 11 Elk street; Thomas Burns, 85 Fulton, street, and Charles Penltz, whose home is at the foot of South Michigan street, were arrested la'e last night, charged with stealing $150 worth of groceries from the J. O. Pier! company. 98 Michigan avenue. The police say the men climbed a fire escape and forced the lock on a second-st ory window. To Celebrate Anniversary. Tho Western Eleotrlo company local branch wll entertain their friends this ovening in the assembly room nf the Hotel Htntler. This is the ,"i0th anniversary of the company. A series of moving pictures w-iil be shown, depicting scenes at the plant, th latest electric appliances for the housewife, and views of the olectrtcnl engineers' work during tho war Kerned (ieneral Counsel. Martin Lee Clnrk. son of Attorney Martin Clark, has boon appointed assistant general counsel tn the Niagara Fall. Power company and will make his home In the Cstoract city after Jnnunry 1. Mr. Clnrk was for two yoars with the department of justice In Washington. Bolsheviki Subnyt New Terms of Peace. WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (United News .--L. c. A. K. Martens, so-called "Bolshevik ambassador," has given out the alleged text of Lwine's latest peace proposal, made to the British parliament through Colonel Malone, who recently went on mission into Russia. In terms similar to those of the Bullett peace offer, Lenine proposes two weeks' truce on all Russian fronts, while a peace conference meets in a neutral country, to draw up peace terms on the following basis: Plebiscites to determine allegiance desired by peoples on tbe Russian border. Lifting of the economic blockade of Russia, resumption of commerce, with equal distribution of merchandise to ail classes in Russia. Interchange of usual peace time travel privileges, enabling Russians to enter any country, and all peoples to move about in Russia. Official recognition of Soviet Russia and its diplomatic representatives. General amnesty by both Bolshevik and anti-Bolshevik regimes for all political prisoners and offenders. , Evacuation of all armies J from Russia, and demobilization of both sides to peace time footing All Russian peoples jointly to assume foreign debts of both the Czarist and Kerensky regimes. -Exchange of raw materials by Russian and neighboring peoples. Concessions to foreign capitalists in exploiting natural resources of Russia, under regulation? of the Soviet government. SONGS, JAZZ, CHEERS FEATURE BOYS' DINNER College ( haps. Former Sconts Hoar ' I nunril Plans. With colleae sones mingling with j that organization. Alter the luncheon, Sherwood i . .V.oss addressed the lads, telling thein hat the Buffalo council has accomplished since they went away to sihool last fall. Among other things he related that the entire council has been reorganized, and is now proceeding along definite lines instead of follow ing the hit-or-miss program in vogue before. Mr. Moss stated that the council Is now operating under three branches. administrative, tialnmg and field, the administrative department being in charge of Clinton Bradley; training, Benjamin L. Abel and tfield, Sherwood C. Moss. Mr. Moss also stated that an entirely new set nlace with nlentv of easv chairs, and will be used as a resting place by members of the different troops, who will hike to It and spend week-ends. There were other talks and then more college songs, college cheers and college tunes! The officers of. the College Scouts' association are: Henry Bosworth, Cornell, president; Edwin Mimmack. University, of Buffalo, vice president; G. Barrett Rich III, Yale, secretary. and Walter Kendall, University of Buffalo, treasurer. The organization represents more than 20 colleges. APPEAL FOR RELEASE OF 200,000 PRISONERS Poland, tii-trla, Czecho-SIovaki and Hungary Want Pope le Intervene. ROME, Dec. 30. Poland. Austria, Czecho-Slovakia and Hungary, have appealed to Pope Benedict to obtain the liberation and repatriation of about 200.000 of their subjects, who are still prisoners of the Japanese in Siberia and who are suffering hardships. The greatest difficulty 'confronted In solving the problem 1b the great cost involved in bringing these men to their former homes, as they cannot come through Russia, bu' must travel by way of Japan and America or by the Red sea route. Another appeal has been addressed lo the Geneva bureau of the Red Cross, asking all branches of that organization to participate in defraying these expenses. FIREMEN JUMP CLEAR AS ENGINE PILES UP Firemen of Chemical company 5. In Cleveland avenue, Jumped to safety today when a front axle of their heavy motor apparatus snapped just as the truck cleared a car track at Haynes street and Potomac avenue. The vehicle swerved to one side, piling into a snowbank. Members of tbe crew, in charge of Lieutenant George Hunter, were not injured when they leaped, as they alizhted in a blanket of snow. The apparatus was returning from false alarm sounded from a fire box at Parkdale and Potomjtce avenues, presumably by a small boy. Fake Officers Get Cloth. Tw.-; men who stepiwHl qnietlv Into tho home of l.udwia; Kciiski, 2tl Wilson street, early last evening:, displaying police badges and flourishing pistols, left carrying with them a bolt of dress goods. Itcnskl reported the theft to tho police of the Fillmore avenue station. Held on Slabbing Charge. Ralph I'.clmont. 33 year old. 13 Commercial street, charRed with cuttlne Pnmlnico Nicateru. 36 years old. 17 Wtttrr street, o severely Ihef it required UTi stitches tn okm tho wounds, was held for the Kru' -I Jurv when arraigned before City Judge McLaughlin today. FILTH CLEAH UP DETAILS OF FIEIUITTB Members of Coroner's Jury Render Verdict That "Kennedy Was Killed By Military" Blame Soldiers For Lieutenant's Death. DUBLIN, Dec. 30 (United Press)'. The coroner's jury called to report on the deaths of Lieutenant Boast and Lawrence Kennedy, the two men killed early Sunday morning during the attack on Viscoont French's lodge, yesterday afternoon rendered a verdict establishing the presence of a body of attackers, but failing to clear up the details regarding the shots which caused the lieutenant's death. In characteristic Irish fashion the jury seized upon the failure to discover Kennedy's revolver to blame soldiers for firing on an unarmed man, and rendered a verdict that "Kennedy had been killed by the military." In the case of Lieutenant Boast the evidence was even more conflicting. Though the jury's verdict blamed the lieutenant's death on his own soldiers, evidence was introduced to show that six civilians fired on Boast. Boast was hit both in the chest and the back, according to the . medical examination, but whether the bullets were of a military pattern was not definitely decided. Corporal Rolleston and Private Riddle of the guard troops both swore that they saw the civilians fire on Boast. They said they did not see the revolver in Kennedy's hand, but saw him reach into his pocket, which act was immediately followed by the flash of a revolver. One of the soldiers added that Kennedy was in the act of firing on him at the moment the fatal shot reached its mark. The corporal testified that he had kept on firing for half an hour after the fatal encounter at objects supposed to be decamping attackers. The three men who had been arrested in connection with the affair were released after the jury failed to fix responsibility for Boast's death on any members of an attacking force ' SEEK TO SAVE WRECKED MEN Passing: of the Storm Renews f Hope for Five Lashed j on Bridge. SAINT JOHNS, N. F.. Dec. 30 I') ! Hope for the rescue of the five men I of the Belgian steamer Anton Van Driel, who have been lashed to the j bridge of the wrecked vessel off I Saint Schott's since yesterday, was renewed today when daybreak showed the storm passing and the seas calmer. It was believed that a j steamer sent from here would reach (the scene of the wreck early today land there was a chance that her ; boats might be able to take off the survivors of the crew of 30. The other members of the crew were lost yesterday in trying to reach shore in their boats after the 'Van Driel had struck on the jagged rocks near the entrance of St. Mary's bay. The steamer, loaded with coal jfor Holland, left Sydney, C. B., lat Saturday. SUGAR TO BE SHORT IN FRANCE 3 YEARS SOISSONS, France, Dec. 30. The sugar shortage in France, due to the German invasion, will not be relieved for three years, according to govera-ment reports and commercial statistics furnished to the correspondent of the Associated Press today by the authorities who arranged his trip of inspection through devastated regions to witness reconstruction work. Of the country's 206 new raw sugar plants. 145 virtually were razed during the war, the figures show, and . most of the half million acres of sugar beet land were devastated by the ravages of battle. - None of the larger sugar plants has resumed operations because of lack of buildings. The sugar beet production this vear was said to be almost nil." TO LEAVE MINNESOTA FOR MICHIGAN COLLEGE MINNEAPOLIS. lec. 30. Resignation of Marion L. Burton, as president of the University of Minnesota, was officially announced today. Burton wired the local university authorities from Philadelphia that he had accepted an offer to become president of the University of Michigan. Leaves M7.0O0.0O0 Kiliite. NEW YORK. Doc. 31). The lute Henry M'nrffnn Tlltord, once nn officer of tho Standard Oil company, loft an eslnte estimnted nt Tt'rton.iWO. according to his will, which was filed and admitted to probate today. Tho bulk nf his estate, approximately $12.ftno.fioe, was loft to his w-idnw, Mrs. Isabella W. Olios Tllford. Trust funds of II.-jixi.iviu re created for each of his two married daughters. Klorke May Oppose Mead. Fred W. Klocko. who was a candidate ncnlnst Patrick J. Keolor for the Republican nomtnntion for associate Judpe of tho city court, today announced that he will enter the primary for tiie Itepiiblioan nomination for member of cona-res. from tho 4-d district, which now is represented by James M. Mead. Mr. Mend Is a Democrat and will bo a candidate to succeed himself. Pined for Reckless Driving. Stanley Plotrasxak, 2t years old, a butcher, f7 Kmplre street, wna fined IJ.I by City Jtide Mclaughlin today w ben ho pleaded anility to recklessly driving his automobile. On December ?1 he rnllldPd with nn nutomnWIe be-Ina: driven in Hrtuidway none Towna-treet bv Dr. Stanley N. rtorowtalt, l'T Hrnadway. 1'ictrasiak was severely cut. I

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