Van Wert Daily Bulletin, January 17, 1920

Van Wert Daily Bulletin

January 17, 1920

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Van Wert Daily Bulletin, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1920, Van Wert, Ohio JMTABLISHED A. D. 1873. VAN WEKT, OHIO, SATURDAY, JAXtARY 17, 192O. PBICE TWO CENTS. EYES RESENT NEGLECT. fiyes that need glasses need good "ques- tionable" bargains. ICconomize in other things ii' you must, but don't treat your eyes like poor relations. II: you abuse or neglect them, they will exact a heavy penalty; loss of working efliciency, head- aches and a multitude of nervous disorders will re- sult. Assisted by Correct Glasses your eyes will prove faithful, capable servants; enable you to do more and better work with less effort. Shut-ins and evening ap- pointments made. X OHIO. In accord w'th the national fuel saving measures, we re- quest that our patrons who desire family washings, !aun- dried, to call by Wednesday of each week. The Empire Laundry W. Jackson St. 'Phone 1061, A RUDY FURNACE, With a Honeywell Heat Regulator is an Ideal Heating Plant. I install Regulators on every Furnace. C. L. EPPS, N. Washington tit. 'Phone 1187 VAN O. W. W. ULAJW, Chiropractor. Office 2nd Floor. Hutnp'u rays te Hughes Block. Oflice -phone e1 phone R.infj. >UFE5 BLtSSING- T he science of Optome- Iry Inis inudo. it possible for nearly everyone to en- joy Good Eyesight. By our curcful examination wo detect the true condi- tion, then wo jrrind the Lens to correct the defect and you have the comfort knd pleasure of Good Vi- sion again. If you would HIMES SPECIALIST I "We Grind Kryptoks." BAKER APPROVES WATERWAY PLAN Canal Project Agitated for More Than .20 Years Now Assured. ROBERT BEYER OPENS ROUTES TO BIG CITIES Uncle 'Sam Puts O. K. on Lakej-to-' Gulf Low- den of Illinois Gets Permit to Start Work. Chicago. .Inn. Hikes-fo-gulf waterway soon will he u reality. Governor received from Secretary of War Baker a permit for construction of a permuuent navigable waterway, including the necessary structure and improvement of iJesiplaiJios and Illinois, rivers from the termination of the sanitary dis- trict; channel at to head of navigation in Ih'o Illinois river at Utica. The douiimenl: now in tho hands of Governor contrary to ex- pectations, is practically free from re- strictions except as to development of water power, regarding which it pro- vides that Ihe state obtain permission from the power commission created (his week by act of congress, and con- form to the new power development statute. Silent on Diversion. The permit leaves the question of diversion of water from Lake Michi- which the federal govern- ment and sanitary district have been in coiillici: for status quo. Tt states: ''It; is to be undertsood this approv- al docs not authorize diversion of wa- ter from Lake Michigan through Ihe approval of: tin.1 federal government of the plans so far as concerns Ihe public Hah Is. of: navigation." Tbe permit, it developed, was- is- sued in "Washington some time, ago, bill; was delayed in the mails. It came to Governor l.mvden a IVw days airo aud was passed on by him to Frank 1. Bennett, director oC public works, ami to Air. Sackett, who Governor" Lowden rt'ganis as his waterway ex- pert. These, oflicials went; over the document with the was unollicially finding soir.e restriction or "joker" which would further delay the commence- ment of the project. "We wauled to make said Mr. Sackett. "that (here are no re- strictions which might make the per- mit useless." Work to Start Soon. The anuoimei-'uionl: was made that all was satisfactory and that work would begin about as soon as weather cinn'litions permit. "We already have disposed of a lot: ol: preliminary we eventually would get the necessary are ready to start: con- struction at: .some point along the route." Mr. .Sackett explained. "Some preliminary surveys have been made." said Mr. Bennett, "and designs for slrueilires are well ad- vanced. We can get out the bond is- sue already authorized by a referen- dum vote and start, work. The cost will be about Siin.dOO.dlXl. and Illinois will gel in return water power worth roughly a year. This power will save half a million tons of coal annually." The waterway will make navigable miles of rivers and will link Chi- cago ami the Great Lakes to some in.OrtO miles of navigable inland wa- terways. There will be a miminiuni channel depth of eight feet, with a hollotn width of -OO feet. There will be live locks feet long by 110 feel: wide. These speciticalions. Mr. Sacked de- clared, would permit operation of Heels with a total capacity of between d.'iOO .-Hid S.I Mil i ions. Kobeit Beyer, German chemist and inventor, was the first adult German to enter Boston since the war. Ky his own admission lie Is inventor of one of the ingredients of the German poisonous gases used in the war. Ue left Boston I'm- Chicago. BOLSHEVIKI IN ODESSA Chief Port of Russia on Black Sea Captured. British People Warned of "Red" Peril in Koichak's Army Routed. INDIANA RATIFIES SUFFRAGE Gives Overwhelming Majority in Both Mouses of ty-Sixth State. Indianapolis. Ind.. Jan. fed- eral amendment for woman's suffrage was ralitied by bulb luuises nt' ibe In- diana legislature, tneeting special session here. In Hie tile was id anil in Hie bouse !M> to 0. Iniliana is the twenty-sixtb state tn ratify (be amendment. BOLSHEVIKI OCCUPY ODESSA Chief Port of Russia on Black Sea is Captured by the Reds. P.asei. .Ian. Ibe chief of on ihe sea, has been occupied by Ibe b.ilsheviki. ac- cording in newspaper re- hero. Basel. Jan. the chief port of Itu'ssia on Hie Klr.ek sea. lias been occupied by the lio.'shcviki. ac- cording to newspaper dispatches re- ceived here. London. .Tan. of th'u British people is fixed on ilir near easl. recent bolshevik successes have carried the red Russian armies almost up to the threshold of .India, Persia, Mesopotamia, and Asiatic I'lirki-y. Cabinet members ami chiefs 'ol' the 1'rilish ai-iiiy ajid navy in Paris, whither they wore hastily .summoned, and ure conferring wish Premier David Tjloyd "George on military inn! naval matters in connection, it is be- lieved, with conditions Ijj souiliwesi- ern Asia. Apprehension was a rousted by the issuance of a pointing out the situation thai hao arisen through ihe of IVnikine's army in southern Jtiissia and bolshevik penetration of trans- Caspia. JViii only was it: admitted the menace from a .Russian bolshevik in- vasion of Hie. near east wa.s very real but ir was pointed out: that internal conditions in Persia, Turkey ami Af- grltnnislau wore- Ihreiiten.'.'jg. In Mesopolamia. too, thy P.ritisli are forced to contend with diHiciiliies aris- ing from racial dissension It. is said that a soviet advance Hiat captures the Crimea would make lllack sea virtually u Uussian bolshevik lake, am' il was further indicated that Great Britain could Impe for little help from 1be new republics of Ceru-gia. liairhes- tan and Azerbaijan, which are direi-i- ly in the path of ihe soviet advance. The situation which now confront.- Great Britain and more or less Japan and China, is not of sudden growth, however. For Hie last 01 more the bolsheviki have had an al- most: unbroken series of sticcesse.- whicii have swept them forward on all fronts where their forces are be- lieved In be formimiblo Admiral Kolchak's army in seems io have boon' completely do foaled if not dispersed. Tin: reds an far east of Krasnoyarsk vi'.d are mov- ing nearer Irkutsk. While reports fron. Siberia have dealt almost entirely wit Ii operations along the Siberian railroad, occasional advices have indicated th< bolshevik! have moved far south ol that line and have established them- selves near the .Mongolian I'roivliet .southwest of Irkutsk. Thinly veiled threats resort tfi methods of terrorism should ihe bol- Sheviki be opposed by this entente, an contained in a wireless re- ceived here from .Moscow. It is said capital punishment will inllicleil upon enemies eof the soviet, govern- ment only when' sentences jn-c -ap- proved by the all extraordi- nary commission, but :i return tc wholesale execulions was hinlei! should the entente nations take to coniliat holsbevisni. Winnipeg Dailies Suspend. Winnipeg, ''an., Jan. of the shortage of newsprint the three daily papers in this city announced that I hey would suspend publication. The three editorial staffs will unite in issuing a one-page paper. DEFEAT "TIGER" Senate and Chamber Caucus Dis- cards Clemenceau for Paul Deschanel. RADICALS SHOW STRENGTH President of the Chamber of Deputies Leads the Premier by 19 Polncare Declines to Run for Re-Election. Paris, .Tun. Georges Clemenceau went down to defeat at Ihe hands of his countrymen in a cau- cus of the senate and chamber of dep- uties to choose a candidate for the presidency of the republic. M. Clemencenu thereupon an- nounced his withdrawal from the con- test and asked his supporters to cast their votes for the re-election of Pres- ident Poincare. The vote resulted as follows: Paul Deschanel. president of the ch imlKjr of deputies, -JOS; Premier Olomenccau, chnrles C. A. Jounart. recently elected senator, 4: Leon Bourgeois, "French representative in the League of Nations, 3; Focli, 1 Presi- dent Poincare, lii. Senators and deputies after tin? eaU- ctis In which Paul Deschanel, presi- dent: led the premier by 1.9 votes, gen- erally expressed the opinion (hat the vote means the elimination from pub- lic life, of "the fatlier of victory." Pre- mier being neither a "sen- ator nor ;L deputy. Poineare Declines to Run. M. CIcmenceau's -friends are already searching for another candidate as President Poincareris reported to have refused to accede to the demand of a deputation that u candidate for re-election. He is said to have re- newed emphatically the expression of his determination 'Hot: to lie n candi- date. I Never before in fhe-history of presi- dential olectiims has a plen- ary caucus been attended by such a large number of deputies and senators, S2t out of StlM being present. Hereto- fore! it. has been the custom to call a caucus only of (he parties of the left, but; today Paul noseband stands as the chosen candidate both of (he cham- ber and the parties. Radicals Support Deschanel. Neither Premier Clemi'iicean nor M. Deschanel were, present at: the cau- cus, but: former Premier P.riatid, An- dre Lefevre and Kdonanl Iferriof, the bitter the new president of the radi- cal parly, were conspicuous in mar- shaling the Deschanel forces, while Georges Mandel. formerly Premier Cle- mcnccan's confidential secretary, and Ivlouard Ignace were, canvassing on behalf of M. Clomenccau. The voting commenced sluggishly at two o'clock, hut: at: three o'clock an avalanche' of senators and deputies descended upon Ihe voting place and flic polling became brisk and excited. Those presiding at: the voling lalfle were fairly swamped by the venerable senators and young deputies anxious to cast Iheir voles before tin; polling closed at four o'clocV. A few bets were recorded, with M. Clemenceau the pronounced favorite. Views Differ on Defeat. There were naturally two views of the dofcal of the premier, who for more than two years, by his forceful personality and courage, had ruled both houses of the parliament wiih an Iron hand. One of the senators who was opposed to this premier remarked: "M. Clemencoan has been victorious against many attacks in the cham- ber ami senate in the last two years. Tliis was because he. was fighting for Franco. When he seeks personal hon- ors, however, he goes down to defeat." (in Ihe other hand, many of tin; dep- uties and senators who had supported the premier lingered in the courtyard of the'Luxembourg after the close of I ho ha Mot ing, sadly commenting upon the outcome. will illuminnte said one of Ibis group, while others of the participants in the balloting were male- ing their way homeward, manifesting Iheir exultation by singing and shout- ins. MALCOLM KERLIN STRIKERS SLAIN IN GERMANY Rioting Takes Place in Essen Region Where Miners Are 15 Berlin Plotters Held. Malcolm Kerlin, assistant, postmas- ter of the Washington post nllir-o. lias resigned to become a member of the Unilc'd States bureau of eftieieney. as an examiner. Mis first duly will he in connection with the: reelassih'eation of postal employees throughout the country. 4 DIE IN EXPLOSION Score of Others Are Seared by Flaming Oil. East Chicago (Ind.) Refining Plant Blast Probably Fatally Injures Many Workmen. Kast Chicago. Ind., .Tan. nifii were burned (o death by boiling oil and about twenty others were in- jured when a coke still exploded at the plant of ihe Sinclair Oil Helming company here. The blast, which shook (he entire plant, couid he heard a miiT; aw.ny. resellers to reach the .scene found the injured in agony, staggering about, blindly in their steaming, oil- Mrenchetl cloihing. The four victims were burned beyond recognition. Ow- ing to the fact that Ihe explosion oc- curred just as Ihe workmen were changing shifts, identification of the bodies could IK; accomplished only by a process of elimination in checking over tjie lists. Those killed were: Andrew I'.oilney. Whiting; U. Gib- son, Chicago; John Tloruak. JCast Chi- cago; Albert Grtiening, Hammond. Kloven men. burned by oil, were taken to St. Margaret's hospital in Hammond. Four of them were able In return to iheir homes in Whiting after receiving medical trealment. The more seriously injured, still in I lie hospita I. are .rohn McFudden, F.asf Chicago; Nate Taylor. Whit ing AValter Oliver, Whit- ing: Lowell Cook, Whiting: C. H. Miller. Whiting; L. W. Wolfe, Whit- ing; Fred (lavish. Whiting. LEAGUE HOLDS FIRST SESSION World Union Formally Started in French Foreign Office at Paris. PROTEST FROM THE IRISH Document Signed by "Ouklaigh Duffy" Registers Objections to League of Nations and Calls It an "En- gine of Empire." RUSS BALK AT U. S. REDS Soviet Official Declares That His Country Is No Dumping Ground for Agitators. TTelsingfors, Finland, Jan. cal agitjitors deported from Americn will lie njirol'iilly examined hefore they arc pfi-mit.tod to enter Tlussiu, accorfl- to :i .statomnnt made 1o a oorrc- hy 5f. Klisliko, soerotary Of tlio soviet delegation at: Dorpat, inl'orvicvvefl on the subject u .sliort time ntro. AT. Klishke and liis col- lengtie. INT. ICenkondorfr. wore asked u'b.-if: Tlnssift will do witli the radicals sent to Knrope on board "soviet ark" Buf.ord. They professed lo be uninformed on the subject, Im't said ".Soviet: Russia will not allow itself to be used as a dumping ground for atcitutors from America." TO RAISE RUSSIAN BLOCKADE Supreme Council at Paris to Permit Soviet Government to Trade With Neutrals. Essen, Orinany, .Tan. 17- Several persons have been killed nnd wound- ed in disturbances at Dnisburg. Stock- radn and other towns in the industrial district, where miners are strik- ing. The DiisseldorH region has been] declared under a strict; stale of siege. Troops have intervened at Frankfort to enforce orders prohibiting an inde- pendent socialist demonstration pro- testing against the. "assassins" of Ber- Paris, Jan. blockade of soviet. Unssia is about to be lifted. io this effect was reached by tho supreme council here. It, was an- nounced ihe conferences had agreed lo pel-mil soviet: Kussia to import from neutral countries agricultural Implements, food supplies and medi- cines. The announcement: emphasized, however, that the allies' political at- titude inward the holsheviki is 1111- cha lined. Tbe "political altitude" hitherto pursued is that the allies will no! rec- ognixe die bolshevisl government of l.'ussia unless and until a i-onstil nenl assembly lias been convoked and has expressed the will of ihe majority of the Russian people. Paris, -Tan. of France. V.rilain, Italy. Greece, Itelgium. Spain, Japan and members of (life council of Ibe "League of Nations, met in the "clockrocmi" of tho Frencb foreign oflice for the first meeting in Ihe history of the league. Tin; council at 10'MO o'- clock by elect ing Bourgeois chairman and confirming, the choice, of Sir Kric Pruniinond of Great P.rltain as general secretary, Tbe first ollicial act of the council was Die appointment; of a commission to trace upon the spot the frontiers of the territory of the S.-trre basin. council received tin- first, formal protest to be presented (o it almost before it: came into being with today's intial session. Tbe protest was from envoys of the elected government of the Irish republic'' against "the un- real English Kiimilance of an inter- national league of peace.'1 Bourgeois in Address. l.eon Kourgcois, representa- tive, who presided, said: "Tbe task of presiding at this meet- ing and inaugurating this great inter- national institution should have fallen to President Wilson. We. respeet the reasons which still delay final decision by our friends in "Washington, but ex- press the hope that their diflieulties soon will bi: overcome and that a rep- resentative of the great American re- public will occupy the place awaiting him among us. Tho work of the coun- cil will then assume definite charac- ter and will have that particular force which should be associated with our work. "Jan. HG. 1020, will go down -in his- tory as the date of the birth of a new world. Decisions to lie reached will lie in the name of all nations adher- ing to the first covenant, of the league. It will be the first decree of all free nations leaguing themselves together. for the first time in the world to sub- stitute right for might. But the or- ganisation of the toajrtin of Nations will not: be complete until the assem- bly of all the states meets." Gives British Views. Earl Curzon, British secretary of state for foreign affairs, and that na- tion's representative on the council of fbe league, said "On behalf of the British empire !l desire to express the loyalty of my government and the external domin- ions of the British crown to the spirit underlying- the covenant: of the League of Nations. Tt: is our intention, by every means in onr power, to insure its practical efliciency. Tt is our firm belief that through its Instrumentality alone we can hope to insure that such miseries that the world has experi- enced during the last: five years shall not be repeated and that a era of International relationship shall dawn. "The Tjeagiie of Nations is an ex- pression of Hie universal desire for saner methods of regulating affairs of mankind, and provides machinery by which practical effect: may be given the principles of international friend- ship and good understanding. The suc- cess of the labors of the peace con- ference is a good augury for the fu- ture of the league of Nations. For the first, time an attempt: was mnrto to bring together under the auspices of the league representatives of govern- ments, and labor, and an advance exceeding the results of tlip entire work of the previous quarter of a century has been made in the field of international action on industrial Next Meeting in London. All the members of tho council call- ed for by the covenant of the league, with (ho exception of the representa- fives of the United States. pros- ent when M. Bourgeois called the meeting lo order. After tho appointment of the com- missioners, M. Bourgeois proposed T.omlon as the place for tho next moot- ing of the council and this was ap- proved. Tjord Ciirxfm suggested leav- ing the date and the order of business open, to be decided by ibe chairman and the secretary, since. said, "It will be necessary to consult the United States on a great many questions like- ly io arise." indeed! Fe Is n wise man who can on oc- casion put up or shut lie is a wiser man who can put up and shut Morning News. U. S. MARINES IN FIGHT Americans and Gendarmerie Re- pel Attack in Hayti. Yanks Pursue Outlaws Rebels Are Killed or Cr.ptured. Vi'ashingloir, .Tan. States aud gendarmerie re. pelled MII jiilack on Port an Prince, tho llaytiau capital, by ;i force of 300 bandits, more than liulf of whom were killed, wounded or caplii'-ed after be- ing pursued outside ihe city, the department was aitfiseit. The casualties of Hie. marines were two privates wounded, according to Hit; report of the engagement re- ceived at. tlie navy department today from Col. II. Kussell. commanding Hie marine forces aud gendarmerie In Haiti. The bandit: force-, Col. Russell said, approached I'ort an I'rinee in three columns, which immediately were met and driven back. Certain revolutionary elements o( the city attempted to join the bandits in the assault, he said, milling that believed the fate of the attacking forces should be "suflicient to prevent an curly repetition of the .-.Msault." Honolulu, T. II.. .Tan. .Tap- anese foreign oflice has announced thai, a forma! note will lie sent to China asking the appointment of n commission to negotiate with .Tnpan rejrarillny the restoration ot Slum- lung, according tn a Tokyo cubic ills- patch to the IVippu Ulii, a Japanese language newspaper' here. WALTER TABOR DENIES TALE Brother of Woman Whose Body Waa Found in Trunk Repudiates Alleged Confession. Mich., .Tan, sec- ond sensation to stir Knlaraazoo and Paw within twelve hours was sprung when Walter Tabor, brother of the Law ton trunk mystery victim, Maud Tabor, repudiated an alleged confession which charged his SO-year- old mother with the murder. He de- nounced-. -Gladstone Ee.ittie, appointed by the Van Euren county supervisors to handle the case, for "seenring evidence under false pre- GREAT LAKES CHECKS "FLU" Sailors Who May Be Affected Are Given Hospital Treatment Without Delay. Chicago. .Tan. hospital treatment for every sailor whose tem- perature showed the least rise has checked the spread of influenza at the Great: Lakes training station, Com- mander Hit [us W. Kugboum, .Tr., execu- tive officer, believes, he said. Many, of the cases appearing in the vicinity of Chicago were at the naval Which n'.is niif under THE MARKETS Grain, Provisions, Etc. Chicago, Jan. 16. Open- Hisrh- Clos- itiK. est. ins. .Ta.n. ...1.3S 3.3S% 1.36% 3.37 Feb. ...l.xey. 1.38% 1.3fl% May 1.32V- 1.32TJ July I.S2V4 1.31 -July Rye-- Jan. ...1.75% 1.75V. 1.75V-'. May ...1.S2 l.S2V-i 1.79% lots, per brl. 9S Ib sack ba- sis: Rye, white, In Jute. dark rye, spring wheat, special brands, to retail trade, IG.fKr; bard spring. J14.anifi-H.SO; first (fi-10.30: second clears, IB.fiO-a 7.00: hard win- ter, soft winter, Sll.oOffill.flO. and Xo. 1 timothy. J31.0< standard and No. 1 mixed. 31.00; Xo. 1 and 2, l2S.00-fiSO.OU: No. 3 tim- othy. clover, extras. 92 score, (Vic; higher scorlns" commanjls a premi- um; firsts, score, S9o; SS-flO. score, seconds, score, .central- Izud, ladles, renovated, packing stock, Prices to re- tail trade: Ustra tubs. prints. GSc. firsts, Sic: fresh long and short held. miscellaneous lots, cases included. cases returned, extra, pMckcd in whitewood cftses, chcoks. XHfiWc; dirties. 4ntSGOc; re- friirerator firsts. 49c; extras. 40c: "fowls, roosters. L'Oc: sprtnK chickens, 27u; ducks, rt-lc: neese. 27c. DIIHSSKP Turkeys. HOo; fowls and sprlnss. roosters, POTATOES 100 Ibs. northern, round, heavy steers. J17.5CKS Rood to choice steers. mcdiiini to Kf'id steers, fait tn modiuni steers. ycarlinjrs, fair In rhoii-c. stockers ana forders. seed to prime cows, fair to lino heifers. fair to good cows, 10.50; canners, cutters. liolosna bulls, ?7.75'firS.7.'i: hulls, ?7.W57tt.50; veal calvps. 1S.SO. I liRht butchers. 15.10; medium wt. butchers, wl. butchers, 270-350 Ibs. fair to fancy linrht. inixe'J JH.T'vfMS.L'O: heavy pack- inpr. roiiRli packinjr. yearlings, western lamhs. native larnbs, Inmbs, wnthnrs IS 7SW11 ;