The Gazette from Montreal, Quebec, Canada on April 18, 1927 · 11
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VOL. CLVI. No. 92 THE GAZETTE, MONTREAL, MONDAY, APRIL 18, 1927. 11 GOLLEEN MOORE HAS GOOD COMEDY ROLE Highly Diverting in "Orchids and Ermine" at the Palace "THE SORROWS OF SATAN" Adolphe Menjoii and Support Do Effective Work in Ver sion of Marie Corelli's Novel Diverting comedy, cleverly acted ' and wittily captioned, is the fare offered at the Palace Theatre this week, where Colleen Moore is starring in "Orcnids and Ermine." The fact that the film does not contain one dull moment is, however, mainly due to Miss Moore, whose quaintly individual personality and pantomimic ability keep her audience wreathed In smiles whenever she is on the screen. The story revolves around Pink Watson, the little switchboard operator in the De Luxe Hotel, New York, who dreams of both commodities mentioned in the title while she conscientiously plugs out numbers and snubs the "Sweet Patootie" line of the men who frequent the hotel. The source of supply of th; coveted flowers and fur is, according to Pink's dream, a rich and handsome young man. Just when life at the switchboard, with its disillusioning glimpses of what the genus millionaire is really like, has begun to take the edge off Pink's ambition, a flesh and blood edition of her visionary hero 'appears on the scene. But Pink does not know It, for the young oil king is a modest lad and, in order to escape the attentions the general public reserves for its wealthy brethren, he has changed places with his valet. In this role he courts Pink, who no sconer decides that a girl can bo both poor and happy than she learns that both orchids and ermine are hers. Jack Mulhall plays the charming hero appealingly. Other film features include a rollicking comedy, "A One Mama Man" with Charlie Chase, and some interesting views of the Holy Land in "The Garden of Gethsemane." A most enjoyable musical programme is also provided. Mme. Thibodeau, soprano, and Mme. Kobichaud, contralto, each of whom possesses a flexible and powerful voice of pleasing quality, sing both solo and duet selections. The Palace Symphony, under G. Agostlni, plays excerpts from "The Tales of Hoffman," with their usual skill, and Andy Tipaldi and his Melody Kings have a programme pf snappy dance numbers. Baby Esther is quite delightful In a song and dance act. AT THE CAPITOL' "Sorrows of Satan" , Proves Good Film Vehicle Most of the qualities which secured such wide fin de siecle popularity for Marie Corelli's novel "Sorrows of Satan" have been transferred to the screen in the current version at the Capitol Theatre this week. Adolphe Menjcu, the sleek villain of so many recent films, falls with ease into the role of the incarnation of Satan, playing with fine restraint in such brilliant company as the pretty Carol Dempster, the languorous Hungarian Lya de Putti, and Ricardo Cortez. Marie Corelli offered the avid reading public in her earlier yeaTS novels of the romantic melodrama type with a faint religious and ethical background. The themes are always interesting and spectacular, and of the kind that movie producers handle with success. Accordingly, the film version of "Sorrows of Satan" will thrill and stir, the imaginations of audiences. There is a slight obscurity in the conclusion of the picture lor those who have not read the book. Satan, as a ihigh-hatted, affluent gentleman, seeks to gain the promised 'hour at the gates of Paradise in return for each soul that resists him. In the course of the picture he wins two such hours, but not before Geoffiey, Tempest, struggling writer, and Mavis Clare, his fiancee-colleague, endure sharp suffering. Tempest, whose lack of success turns him from high ideals to idolatry of gold, falls into the clutches of Satan, who arrives in his poor room, fur-coated and festive at the height of a raging thunderstorm. The young man takes the riches and material joys that the fiend holds out to him, and leaves his idealistic fiancee to reconcile her fate with her religious ideas. She herself resists the fur coat and silk hat later, and gives its wearer (his hour. Later, after tasting riches to the bitter dregs, Tempest returns, and in the closing scene shrinks from Satan's influence. The latter, apparently satisfied with having earned his two blissful periods withdraws, leaving the lovers reconciled and happy. Babe Ruth, ignomlniously striking out at the opening of the baseball season in New York is the feature of the news reel this week. The "Bambino" is also shown in close, up with the much-discussed Ty Cobb. Charles Marchand and his quartette of Trappers are heard on the stage and the Capitol Orchestra offers several selections. - . JAP CABINET RESIGNS Resignation Is Expected to Precipitate Financial Crisis Tokio, April 17. The cabinet, , headed by BeiJIro Wakatsukl as Premier, resigned today. This action was taken as a result of the Privy Council's rejection of the Government's decision to give aid to the Hank of Formosa to the extent of two million yen. The resignation of the cabinet is expected to precipitate a financial 'crisis although the directors of the Bank of Japan havs decided on their own responsibility to offer soma emergency aid in an effort to prevent the Bank of Formosa closing tomorrow. The privy council disapproved the ' Government's , proposed imperial ordinance to aid the Bank of Formosa because the councillors believed the measure unconstitutional, The Emperor has ordered Premier wakatsukl to continue in office un-,tll his successor Is appointed, ' The financial troubles In Japan, Which have now caused a Government crisis in the country, began about the middle Of March, when general uneasiness over the economical situa tion created a run on the - banks in Tokio and In the iviclnlty, resulting in the closing of nine banks.. The underlying reason for the present situation goes back to the disastrous earthquake of 1923. Many persons and business concerns suffered tremendous losses when Toklo and other Japanese cities were razed or seriously damaged and the years since have seen only their partial recovery, r. . 'PLANES SOLD ON TERMS Enterprising British Dealers Enter Instalment Field London, April 16. Enterprising airplane dealers have entered the instalment plan field alongside the furniture houses and real estate agents. In London, under the new order of affairs, two-seater machines, fully equipped, may now be bought for 230 down (roughly $1,150) and twenty-four monthly payments of 24 16s. The Instalment plan ship has an eighty-horsepower engine of the latest type and can do 100 miles an nour. A prospective purchaser may in-snect "samples" in the downtown shops, pay down his cash, go to Stag Lane aerodrome, in the Edgware road, on the outskirts of London, and flit away in his new craft with an the pride of the shopper who gets what he wants when he wants it. CHURCHILL IS MAKING GREAT BUDGET GAMBLE (Continued from Page One) Mr. Churchill's budget is sound. Yet most people are pleased. Trade has received a breathing space. The overburdened middle class has been relieved of the apprehension of an increased income tax. The national pride was titllated by the magnm-cent gesture with which the sinking fund was raised from 60,000,000 to 65,000,000, which, be it noted, is 10.000.000 less than the Colwyn committee of experts suggested as the minimum figure by which tne national financial position could be rendered entirely secure. Nevertheless, when such a substantial sum can be earmarked for the reduction of the national debt in what is admittedly a bad year, there is no reason to fear that the maximum recommendation of the Colwyn committee for an annual sinking fund of 100,000,000 cannot be put into effect in good or better years. Taken altogether. the results achieved by Winston Churchill in the way of meeting an enormous deficit are so much better than most people dared to hope for, that the general disposition is to look with a charit able eye, as one economist says, on the methods by wnicn tne miracle nas been performed. The Stock Exchange manifested its relief at the fact that no drastic taxes had been imposed by marking up the shares of those industries which 'it was thought were threatened. From the ' political point of view the Chancellor is held to have done well for his party. The Tory Gov ernment can assert that the new taxes Imposed will not be felt acutely by the general public, which means the mass of the voters. The Liberal leaders are preparing to make a i dead set against the protectionist duties which are introduced under the thin cloak of the McKenna safeguarding of industries act One cynic declares that Mr. Churchill has given to the Liberal party tts only chance of recuperation by providing It with a free trade platform. GIRL BANDITS SOUGHT Entire Begina Police Force Is on Bobber Hunt Regina, April 16. For the first time In the history of crime in Regina, the whole police force are out In full seeking female bandits. Two slim maidens. Identity unknown, made a bold and almost successful attempt to rob a home here Thursday night. That the robbery was not successful was due solely to the fact that Mr. and Mrs. Smith drove up to the front of their home just as the bandits escaped, hastily leaving . a bag of booty on the verandah. ' ' t One girl in her haste left her shoes standing in the deep mud, having run right out of them. The contents of the bag found an the verandah were powder puff, box of face powder, a mirror, jewellery, nail file, purse and similar articles. WILL COME TO CANADA Maj. Scott, of B-&4, to Watch Erection of Mooring Masts (Canadian Press Cable.) . London, April 17. Major G. H. Scott, who piloted the airship R-84 from Scotland to New York and back, a distance of 6,260 miles, in 1919, has been selected to go to Canada as an adviser to the Government in regard to the building of mooring towers for airships and the provision of the necessary gas and water plants. Major Scott will leave for-the Dominion next Friday. Early in the deliberations of the recent Imperial Conference, Premier Mackenzie King expressed the Intention of the Canadian Government to erect a mooring mast In Canada to aid in the development of an Empire air service. The conference itself, in a resolution on defence, pointed out the necessity of creating and maintaining an adequate chain of air bases and re-fuelling . stations throughout the Empire. In Advisory Capacity Ottawa, April 17. Major Scott will act in an advisory capacity to the Dominion Government in the selection of a site for the mooring mast to be erected as part of the scheme for an Empire air service, it was stated at the Department of National Defence tonight. Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, St. John, N.B., and Halifax. N.8.. It 1 unrW. stood, are amon'g a number of points wnicn win oe considered before selection is made. , HARD ON CQMMUNISTS " Chang's Bulo in Harbin Com-plained of at Moscow Riga. April 17-A message from Harbin, published in Moscow, states thiit the situation for Communists and sympathizers Is becoming very hard In Manchuria as a consequence of Intensified persscutlon by Chang-To Lin's officials and fascist Those carry out searches and arrei.ts to keep youths and children from Communist ulubs, and molest Soviet cltlsens generally, espe cially preventing freedom of movement from town to town, SOUTH ALBERTA HAS WEEK-END BLIZZARD AGAIN (Continued from Page One) cn the south trail was reported ir. danger of being washed away, but the danger disappeared today. RIVERS ArFrECEDING Improvement in Flood Situation in Manitoba Winnipeg, April 17. After inundating hundreds of acres of land southeast of the city, and flooding lowlands to ' the north and west of the city, Manitoba rivers tonight were receding from te flood stage. The Seine River, in southeastern Manitoba, which overflowed Its banks recently, flooding miles of farm lands, continued to drop today, the Red River showed a marked recession, while the Assiniboine, which rose rapidly on Friday, was running a more normal course today. Huge pieces of ice floated down the Assiniboine into the Red Rive today following the break-up of Ice jams west of the city. The breaking of the jams released flood waters in the vicinity of Portage La Prairie, and at Poplar Point, a few miles west of Winnipeg, and relieved a menacing situation. The body of A. Ceri, a Portage la Prairie grocer, who was drowned Friday when he attempted to drive a team of horses across a flooded creek near Portage, has been recovered, following dragging: operations conducted by the provincial police. High water was reported at Min-nedosa, Manitoba, Saturday where the 'Little Saskatchewan River had overflowed its banks, forcing several families to move from "their homes along the flats, while several stores reported basements flooded. No reports were available from Minnedosa tonight, but the peak is believed to have been reached, and a further rise is not anticipated. Washouts on Bailroad Saskatoon, April 16. "Although we still are transferring east of Tlchfield. we expect to be all cleared up tonight," said B. T. Chappell, general superintendent of the Canadian Na tional here today, in referring to the washouts which have occurred at some points along the line due to the rapidly melting snow, water trouble east of Biggar delayed the Continent. al Limited and number four about two hours Friday night. The Goose Lake line local to Calgary Is intact The Canadian Pacific Railway re ported no trouble. TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR 14 Inches in New Orleans Was Becord for 56 Tears New Orleans, La., April 16. Fourteen and one-hundredth inches of rain fell at New Orleans last night, me w earner Bureau reported today. The rainfall breaks all records for the past 56 years, the highest previous record being 9.22 Inches. Hundreds of blocks in the residential sections were flooded and thousands of persons were unable to get downtown to business. Many thoroughfares were under from four Inches to three feet of water; Families were marooned In their homes, with the exception of those lucky enough to have a skiff in their backyards, or such as desired an early morning swim tn their iront yards. As the pumping system gradually gained control of the situation the business section was freed of water, but hundreds of blocks In the uptown residential section remained under water at one o'clock today. In por tions of the city, the water had ebbed into houses to attain a depth of six Inches. EXODUS OF RESIDENTS. An exodus of residents of Lauderdale, seven miles below Donaldson-vllle, on the Mississippi River, waM reported today by the telephone operator there. , No break was feared, the operator said, unless a high wind should come up, but the lashing waves of the past several days have worn the levees thin in places'. About 1,600 persons were called Into service, sand-bagging the levees at points and reinforcing weak spots with earth. The water still is about three feet from the top of the levee. In New Orleans Itself water from the 14.1 Inch record downpour of Friday still lay spread over a large part of the best residential part of the city, forcing residents to use boats as conveyances and keeping others barred from their homes. Major W. H. Holcombe, engineer in charge of the fourth levee district, said that the situation was well in hand and that with the exception of that at Lauderdale, levees were In good condition. While the river rose today at all points above New Orleans, after carrying off the heavy rains of the last several days, it registered a fall of one-tenth of a foot here, the gauge showing 20.1 feet. - HUNDREDS ENDANGERED Mighty Flood Sweeping Down Mississippi Valley Memphis, Tenn., April 17. The mighty flood sweeping down the Mississippi Valley today took toll along two streams tributary to the Mississippi, marooned and endan gered hundreds and spread itself over additional thousands of acres of fertile farm lands.. Along the parent waterway, the Mississippi River,, a raging torrent-for hundreds of miles, dykes tonight were resisting the crush of the elements but with the mightiest swell of the record-breaking flood yet to be reckoned with. , Levees along the Arkansas and White rivers in Arkansas broke in four places today under the pros-sure of the water. The Arkansas embankment near Frenchtown, Rob Roy and the levee protecting the town of English, Reldsl and thousands of acres between Pine Bluff and Farrelly gave way before the flood, the White River dyke before McLelland county collapsed and the Plum Bayou levee proteotlng the towns of Althelmer, Sherrlll and Humphreys went out. Approximately 250 residents of the town, of McClelland, forced to flee for their lives, were reported tonight marooned without food or shelter on a ridge two miles from help and a raging current making their rescue before tomorrow problematical. Loss of, life was feared as a result of breaks In the Plum Bayou embankment. . Heads B.C. Marketing Board Vancouver, April 17. F. M. Bluck, M.L.A. for Ruport's Land and former Provincial Treasurer for Manitoba in the Bracken " Government, Has accepted the position as chairman of the board of control for British Columbia under the Produce Marketing Act, unofficially reported. Mr. Black is now in Victoria. He will return here Tuesday, and will leave Wednesday in company with Hon. Mr. Barrow for the Okanagan, where for several days he will study present conditions among the fruitgrowers. . - ' ACADEMIE MASS0N BURNS Institution; at Danville, Que., ' Completely Destroyed Danville, Que., April 16. Fire yesterday completely . destroyed the French Academle Masson, the loss being estimated at $40,000. At the time of the outbreak, there were only three persons in the building, and as the fire originated In the upper storey, which was unoccupied. It had made great headway before being discovered. ' From the time the blaze was first discovered it was apparent that the building was doomed. Calls for assistance were sent to Asbestos, Wot-ton and Richmond, and the firefighters managed to keep the flames from spreading to several adjoining buildings. The cause of the fire is unknown. HERR LOEBE SAYS OUTLOOK OMINOUS President of Reichstag Sees Outbreaks Starting in Corners of Europe Berlin, April 17. "Dark as April clouds are the new menaces appear ing on the foreign political horizon," warns Herr Loebe, president of the Reichstag, in a Easter message t! the Boersen Courier. President Loebe sees symptoms ef "an ominous return to the former policy of might and diplomatic in trigues, already beginning to start conflagrations In various corners of Europe." "Ten years after President Wilson's Intervention in the world's political squabbles, the public demand for full publicity of diplomatic negotiations is louder than ever," he declares. Herr Loebe describes the manner of Carrying on the disarmament negotiations as "scarcely indicative of the honesty and. good faith of the parties concerned." He urges the conquered nations of yesterday to entreat the victor nations "to keep close watch on the lists, rather than the mouths, of your statesmen if you are to prevent a dreadful catastrophe, of which you yourselves wiU be the victims." NEW TROUBLES IN CHIHUAHUA STATE Calles, However, Minimizes Reports of Almeida-Garcia Revolt . Mexico City, April 17. While desultory fighting continues between scattered bands of rebels and detachments of federal soldiers in several states, notably Jalisco, new troubles have developed in the state of Chihuahua, where the Mad-ero revolution which overthrew Por-firio Diaz and paved the way for the present regime, first gained ground, and picturesque bandit revolutionists like Pancho Villa long held sway. Only developments can determine whether Chihuahua is merely indulging in a local political fracas, as Pre sident Calles believes, or whether this state of a turbulent past has again initiated a revolutionary movement of a serious Importance. Despite the newspaper dispatches from Chihuahua that Governor Jesus Antonio Almeida and Mayor Socorro Garcia, of Chihuahua city, ihad proclaimed a rebellion, and with their followers are in the nearby mountains pursued by federals, President Calles clings to the belief that Almeida 4s his personal friend, and casts doubts upon the report of a rebellion. INDIAN DIES AT 130 "Fig Tree John" Guided U.S. Troops in Mexican War Banning, Calif., April 16. Captain Juanlto Razon Agua Delce Tuba, Cahuylla Indian, better known to California pioneers as "Fig Tree John, . Is dead at the Alamo reservation, near Oasis, Calif. He bad claimed, he was 130 years old. He was the man who guided a detachment of United States troops under Colonel Stephen W. Kearny on ths tatter's march in 1845 from Santa Fe to California to play a part in the war with Mexico. The Kearny troops went into battle with Andres Pico at San Pasquale, near San Diego, on December 6. It was the bloodiest fight of the conquest of California. . "Fig Tree John" was burled at the reservation. Only one white man was permitted at the' service. Doubt that he was 130 years old had been expressed by residents of the region, but they conceded that he was at least 110. Autoist Killed at Ottawa Ottawa, April 17. While driving his automobile here Saturday afternoon, Joseph Charlebols, 43, lost control of the car, which swerved into a cliff and upset, pinning him underneath. When released, his neck was found to have been broken. He died soon after. Henry Charlebols, of Montreal, is a brother. Held for Motor Thefts London, April 17. Earl Praste, 20, of St. Thomas, was arrested in that city yesterday afternoon and will be jointly charged bore with Arinand Oulmet, Detroit, for alleged thefts of motor cars In this district Thsse cars have been stripped of their accessories and abandoned. Donald McCrimmon Dead London, Ont.,' April 17. Donald McCrlmmon, wholesale merchant, died at his home this morning. He was born at Aotonvale, Queboo, (6 years ago. MISSIONARY AND .DAUGHTER FROM TORONTO SLAIN (Continued from Page One) of China from Tientsin to the rocky wilds of detached Yunnan on the border of Burma, has resulted in outrages that go unpunished, outlaws apparently neither fearing the native authorities nor the foreign pow ers. In this country outrages con tinue unhampered. The latest atrocity is the murder of the Rev. Morris Slichter, a Canadian missionary, and his infant daughter, and the kidnapping of Mrs. Slichter and their young son John and an American, Miss Craig, a trained nurse from Philadelphia. It seems that the kidnapping occurred while the little band was making its way to Yunnanfu from An-shunfu. The mission here learns that the bandits captured them inside the Tunnan. There is no reason given for the murder of Mr. Slichter and his daughter. So far there is no word of the bandits seeking ransom. The mountainous province of Yun-non is nominally under control of General Tang Chi-Yao; but he is virtually powerless at present as the result of a coup d'etat and the formation of a committee form of government. Yunnan has declared its independence and acknowledges allegiance to no government other than its own, which is a committee of five. The British and American authorities are seeking details of the Yun- nan-fu outrage.. In the meantime all shipping on tne Yangtse continues to be fired on by soldiers from both banks of the riv er, north and south alike, apparently taking pot-shots promiscuously, particularly at American gunboats. A report from Nanking says that it is Imperative now for naval war ships to escort all merchanters be tween Nanking and other points. The Nationalists assert tnat tne firings are all done by Northerners seeking to embarrass the Southerners and to cause the powers to act While there is no announcement from the powers pn their policy as a result of Hankow's replies to the five-power notes on Nanking, it is significant to note that the nations concerned are concentrating warships at Hankow, where thirty-nine gunboats and cruisers are now stationed, including ten American ships. Public sentiment among the foreigners here is growing as a result of the constant firing on the ships, which is seen as acts of open warfare. British and United States gunboats are particularly affected and are forced to return the fire. It is difficult to establish who is responsible for the continual outrages. The uncertainty as to who Is in authority is increasing dally, as China's Internecine strife becomes more complicated, as not only is there civil war between the North and South, but the Nationalists are fighting between themselves. Interest is centring in the Nanking conference, which is scheduled to open tomorrow. This Is regarded as a test case to determine where the Com munists and the Kuomlnting stand. It Is not expected that the Hankow chiefs will attend. Rumors persist that General Chiang Kai-Shek plans a march on Hankow, but Nationalists here ridicule the idea. The moderates are undoubtedly going ahead with the formation of a new government, possibly establishing the capi tal at Nanking, thus giving cnina at least three rival capitals. Chiang Kai-Shek's position, while doubtful, Is believed to be stronger than that of his opponents. The position of General Tang Shen-Tse, commander of the Hankow army and former Tuchun of Hunan, is expected to be the deciding factor. Tang Fhen-Tse is believed to be Inclined to be friendly toward Chiang Kai-Shek, especially In view of the fact that he owes his present position, if not his life, to Chiang Kai-Shek's aid In a rebellion against Tang nine months ago. Tang Shen-Tse is understood to be the man who refused to deliver the Hankow mandate oust-' lng Chiang Kai-Shek a fortnight ago. Hence it is believed he is friendly. In the meantime Chlang-Kal-Shek ls continuing his anti-red round-ups, Swatow reporting raids by his soldiers on labor unions at noon yesterday resulting in the arrest of the chairman of the general labor union and ten leaders. Reports add that many were killed in the engagement Laborers1 are reported on the rampage "at Kiu-Kiang, parading and carrying banners against . Chiang Kai-Shek. Wharf coolies are demanding higher wages and factory workers are demanding a six months' discharge allowance. , Fired on British Gunboat Shanghai, April 16. The Cantonese regulars, entrenched on the south bank of the Yangtse below Chinklang, fired on the British gun-l-oat Woodcock todays The Woodcock replied with her six-pounders forcing the Cantonese out of their trenches. Yangohow Recaptured London, April 17. A Shanghai despatch to the Sunday Observer reports that the Cantonese have recaptured Yangchow, about fifty miles northeast of Nanking. It also is stated that the Northerners have been driven back to Pengpu, in Anwhel province, In an extension in which ths correspondent reports the casualties At 20,000. Another despatch to the Observer rays the ministers at Peking, representing the five, powers which have protested against the Nanking affair, have decided to enforce sanctions in view of the evasive reply given the powers by Eugene Chen, Cantonese Foreign Minister. There will be a delay, however, owing to the necessity of the ministers obtaining the approval of their home governments. . REPLY UNSATISFACTORY Further ' Action by Powers Over Nanking Expected Shanghai, April 17. Furthsr action by ths foreign powers with regard to their joint demands for apologies and reparations In connection with the Nanking outrages Is awaited with anxiety. Despatches from Nanking say that the representatives cf the five powers there, in the belief that the reply made by Eugene Chen, the Cantonese Forolgn Minister, to the notes of the powers wus unsatisfactory, swe no alternatives except to adopt additional measures and have anktd for Instructions from their respective governments, ' Should the powers decide upon some action other than thtft suggest ed In Chen's note, their warships are well distributed for service up and down the coast and along the Yangtse River. Thirty-six foreign warships are st present at Hankow, the saut of tht Nationalist Government. These Include II Japanese, 11 lirltlsh, seven United States, three French and two Italian crafts. Others are patrolling the Yangtse between Hankow and Shanghai. There are also large forces at Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tientsin, with more Japanese troops for Manchuria, another brigade coning from England and ' marines on their way from the United States. With reference to the appointment of an inter-nation commission, sug gested by Eugene Chen, stress is laid on the fact that the official investigations already carried out, have disclosed evidence, with numerous affidavits, establishing the guilt of the Nationalist troops at Nanking. Fifty students representing most of the Chinese schools In Shanghai have held a session and voted to organize a new union, ousting the Communists. A resolution was adopted demanding the expulsion of Communists from the , Shanghai schools and recommending the circulation of a manifesto urging the people to support General Chiang Kai-Shek, generalissimo of the Cantonese army. A dispatch from Swatow says that members of the right wing of the Kuomintang (Cantonese political organization) carried out raids against the Communist headquarters, resulting in many casualties. The chief of the labor union and ten others were arrested. Thirty Cantonese soldiers attached to the political department of military headquarters at Lungswa, outside of Shanghai, raided the Chinese seamen's union in the native city and-arrested twelve alleged Communists. They found Inflammatory handbills on the premises and seized many rifles and a large quantity of ammunition.. The police report tliat 8,824 Chinese left Shanghai during the week ending April 15. While violent agitation is still carT ried on In Hankow against General Chiang Kai-Shek, rumors come from that place that Chiang is planning an advance on Hankow with the purpose of clearing out the "Reds." American missionary workers have evacuated Chuchow, proceeding on the steamer Pingwo. Twenty thous and troops wearing Northern uniforms are reported at Wuhu. Law lessness there is widespread and there nas been much looting. It Is declared officially to be Imperative that all shipping moving betweenChlnkiang and Nanking shall have a naval escort, as firing across the river la hot and continuous. All the British residents have evacuated Hoihow, Hainan, except the harbor master and the lighthouse staff. The British cruiser Vindictive is proceeding to Hankow, where Important developments at an early date are predicted. A message from Kiuklang, reports the looting of the property of Anderson, Meyer and Company, an American concern located on the Bund. BATTERIES SILENCED Allied Warships in Brief Engagement With Chinese Ashore Shanghai, April 17. Advices frorn Nanking say the Northerners In the vicinity of Pnkow started firing on the Cantonese on the south bank of the Yangtse River at 4.30 Saturday HenruS HE cannot resist the pathetic appeal of an elderly man because he realizes that if he had not used good judgment years ago, he too might to-day be begging "the price of a meal." Henry Saunders is independent He . asks no favors from any man. He has a regular income ample for the comforts of life and he will have this income as long as he lives. He is spending the afternoon of life in security and happi-ness unembittered by Fate and kindly to those less fortunate. When he was a young man, on the advice of an older friend, he took out a 4"NlJ PWm forme' lutienkr W jom "Xodowwnt-U-SS -1 NJVv::.,'..;:; T"' - J V ' it ' ' Kras ii U1 kiimt . . . ? . f 'v7 ' I '-.V. . M iUi ih Continent afternoon with machine-guns and cannon. They kept up the firing until six o'clock when an unnamed United States destroyer, presumably the Noa, and a lighter belonging to But-ter field and Swyre passed, whereupon the Northerners opened Are on both these vessels. The destroyei opened with her big guns, soon silencing the Northern batteries, and then continued up-river. , Later the Northerners resumed a desu.tory fire to the southward. It is estimated that twenty thousand Northern troops, including two thousand white Russians, are in the vicinity oi Pukow. ' . It is reported that the Cantonese plan soon to begin an offensive campaign against the Northerners. HANKOW SITUATION BAD Extremely Grave Conditions, With Radicals in Control Paris, April 17. A special dispatch to L'ln formation from Shanghai says that following upon a great victory of the Nationalists (Cantonese) at Pengpu, In Anhwei province, the situation at Hankow is extremely grave. The French and British concessions are virtually in the hands of the Radical elements. Previous dispatches to the London' Sunday Observer reported that jthe Northerners had been defeated, in' the neighborhood of Pengpu, with heavy casualties. Britain Not Satisfied London, April 17. Although official views on the British Government's attitude toward Foreign Minister Chen's reply concerning the Nanking Incident are not obtainable in Downing street because the principal officials are on Easter holidays, it is understood the Cantonese reply Is not likely to satisfy Great Britain any more than France and the United States. It is understood in well-informed circles today that it was useless for the Cantonese to disclaim responsibility for the Nanking outrages in view of the existing evidence to the contrary. Observers believe that, by not replying to the Japanese demands, the Cantonese Foreign Minister wishes to adopt a more conciliatory tone towards Tokio in an attempt to create disunity among the powers. PERSONAL INTELLIGENCE Mr. A. E. Rex, who has been a patient In the Western Hospital for a few weeks, returned home yesterday. I.O.D.E. Baps Miss Macphail Ottawa, April 17. The Municipal Chapter, I.O.D.E., placed itself on record here over the week-end as totally disapproving the action of Miss Agnes Macphail, M.P., in sending to school children a letter "distinctly disloyal, and misleading." The chapter further decided to petition the Minister of Education of Ontario, through the Provincial Chapter, to take steps to prohibit letters of this Sunders never turns down an old Beggar North American Life Endowment-at-65 Policy. Each year for thirty years he put away part of his income on this plan. Four years ago the policy matured and Henry Saunders retired as he had planned. There's nothing so comforting as the prospect of a guaranteed source of income for one's old age unless, perhaps, it is the actual enjoyment of retiring from Life's battle and spending the last few years in peace. No savings or protection plan is better suited to this purpose than the Endowment-at-65 Policy. The attached coupon will bring full particulars. ir r-r. I icrnirnjiiTSf ) eV character being read in the schools of Ontario. , POSTPONES OCEAN FLIGHT St. Roman French Aviator, in Mishap at Casablanca Casablanca, Morocco, April 17. Captain St. Roman, French aviator, who arrived here yesterday on a proposed trnas-Atlantic flight to Buenos Aires, postponed his departure until tomorrow, owing to a minor accident to his propeller. On attempting to make a start today a heavy wave came aboard and tore the copper sheeting of the propeller on the left side. Captain St. Roman decided to turn back for repairs. REV. FR. GUY APPOINTED Named Bector of Gravelbourg College. Saskatchewan Ottawa, April 17. Rev. Father Joseph Guy, "'Oblate Order, professor at the Ottawa University, has been named rector of Gravelbourg College, Saskatchewan. .Rev. Father Guy, who is well-known in Ottawa and district, was ordained to the priesthood in l!0t, and in 1915, was parish priest at La Pas, Man., coming to the university here seven years ago. Dragoons to Be Honored Toronto, April 16. Men of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, who risked their lives last February to save horses, when fire destroyed buildings at Stanley Barracks here, are to be honored for their bravery at a public function in front of the City Hall next Wednesday. An illuminated address and medals will be presented to them by Mayor Foster on behalf of the Humane Society. Myrtillin Being Investigated Toronto, April 16. Myrtillin, a substance extracted from huckleberry leaves, which, it is asserted by Dr. F. M. Allen, of Morristown, N.J., will be of assistance in treating diabetes, is being experimented with at the University of Toronto. Careful and thoro'igh tests of its qualities have been and are still being made, and It is expected that an announcement will be forthcoming shortly as to the results attained. New Jugoslav Cabinet Belgrade, Jugoslavia, April 17. A new cabinet has been formed to take the place if the ministry headed by Premier Uzunovitch, which recently resigned. The new Premier and Minister of the Interior and Public Instruction is M. Voukitchi-vitch. Charged With Manslaughter , Vancouver, April 17. Following the death on Saturday of Louise Ward, aged five, from injuries received when she was struck by a motor truck, William Buzza, 20, (has been formally charged with (manslaughter. jiead Office Toronto Canada Montreal Branch Office 503 Canada Cement Bldg. Montreal, Que.

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