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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 7, 1920, Altoona, Pennsylvania I City edition fridays circulation. 22,664 daily paid average for Jan. 22,396 established june 13. 1874 Altoona it tot. Weather Snow flurries women who can nurse or do housework Are badly needed in the present emergency. Altoona pa., saturday evening february 7, 1920. Sixteen pages�?128 marines Check japs interference Wright school students own $564 Worth of War savings Stamps. Students in Tho Wright third Ward i school professor Ira s. Wolcott principal Are the owners of $564 Worth of War savings and Thrift Stamps Pur expense to municipality Street a a a the principal. List. Week 104 pupils in the school purchased Stamps to the amount of $10.04. With the pupils in the so Grade taught by miss Mac Marsh leading the school in the Sale of Stamps. Tho fifty one students purchased $4.25 Worth of Stamps last week the class owning costly to Altoona car and Railroad companies in battling elements is unusually great. Purchase St Fly Psi res Dent j sell taking rest cure most of the traction lines now in service he walks about apartments of White House with Cane but is wheeled when taken out for airing. Keeps in close touch with Public affairs train service has greatly improved Highway Bureau employees will work on sunday opening streets. Slowly painfully and at a very heavy Cost Altoona is emerging from the terrible Avalanche of Snow that fell during the Early part of the present week and although Normal conditions Are far from being achieved there has been a big improvement. Traffic has been resumed on most of the Street car lines the streets Are gradually becoming accessible for traffic and conditions have greatly improved on the Railroad. The Cost of the terrific snowstorm will be very heavy. The Altoona and Logan a i Fey railway company will have expended at least $30,000 in getting out from under the City is spending at least $500 each Day in the work of opening the streets while the Railroad company will have an enormous Bill to Iii the Way of keeping the lilies open and damage to rolling Stock by reason of the tremendous Strain that has been placed upon it. The work that has been done by the City on the streets thus far looks insignificant in comparison with what remains to be done and councilmen will be up against a serious problem in securing funds to carry on the work that must be done since four Days work at the present rate of expenditure will eat up the fund set aside in the budget for Snow cleaning. Will work on sunday. There will be no setup in the work however and the Blue Laws will be fractured tomorrow As the City officials have determined to keep the forces at the task throughout the Day. Rhey will work on Union Avenue where a editions Are especially bad and where it is imperative that an outlet be provided for the heavy traffic that is constantly streaming to and fro. The Highway Bureau is now using the drag plow in an Effort to open lip a number of the narrow streets which Are inaccessible and an Appeal is made to the people not to throw More Snow from the sidewalks to the roadways than is absolutely necessary to open them for pedestrians. On some of the narrow streets like Washington Avenue and seventh Street on the last Side the Snow is piled to High that it is almost impossible for vehicles to get along. To is pointed out that it is unnecessary to shovel the walks to their full Width. A Width of three feet in most cases is sufficient. Later they can be opened to the Gutter. Many complaints have reached City Hall of the burying of fire plugs and it has been necessary to Send out men to open them in a number of places. It should be borne in mind that there is a penalty attached to throwing Snow about a fire plug. Railroad service improves. Railroad service Lias greatly improved since yesterday. All the eastbound trains this Forenoon were running close to their schedules while those from the East were making better time. The chief difficulty Tori y has been the heavy Strain on the motive Power. Trains goo and 5250, the latter a Branch train were late in getting away from the station this morning because of the delay at the Roundhouse in getting the engines out. The Railroad company has been fortunate in the fact that there has been but Little Drifting but there Are still dire potentialities in hat respect continued on Page 4 / motion picture machine has been installed in big East room where chief executive gets diversion. $167 .25 Worth purchased this term. Reservations approved by president Wilson Washington d. U., feb. 7.�?pron-ident Wilson Lias written senator Hitchcock the democratic Leader approving the reservations to the treaty of Versailles which the senator presented to the bipartisan conference committee which recently failed to reach an agreement. The letter was written before the publication of Viscount Grey s letter stating that Tho Lodge reservations a a were acceptable to great Britain. David Lawrence. Senator Hitchcock took the letter copyright 1920, by Altoona Mirror with him today into the democratic Washington i. C., feb. 7. Conference called to consider plans for president Wilson seems to be getting getting the treaty Back on the Senate full a Utah Wpm As could be sex. Floor. It Xmas understood that the. president endorsed the minority leaders petted for a Man who has had a p a acre stand on the treaty and reaffirmed the nervous breakdown. Interest in Bis presidents attitude As stated in Ilia i condition appears much More acute letter to the Jackson Day dinner. Outside of the National capital than inside where the indisposition of the candidates throughout president has become a matter of it at pct Cadi v it a do i course an 1 where official Folk Busy w i m i t us i Trtol i o i in i with a multitude of things have come a a a to a methodical system of handling Harrisburg feb. 7�?requests for i the business which ordinarily would Blanks for every kind of nomination i have the attention of or. Wilson. Paralysing grip new York is gradually digging out of great Avalanche of Snow food and Coal situations better. Many steamers still reported in distress efforts being made to Rescue the passengers of Princess Annex new England has renewed High winds. Or Delegate election to be made at Tho May primaries Helve been received at the department of the Secretary of the Commonwealth. As soon As the state Printer finishes Tho work sent him the distribution will begin. The requests on file Are considerably greater than in former years at this time. The period for circulating petitions opens on feb. 28. Most of the men mentioned As presidential possibilities have inquired about the requirements and some have asked for Blanks. Five in family ill. The parents and Throe children in the Home of or. And mrs. Leo j. Foster of 810 East Street East end Are ill with influenza the fourth child dying from the disease yesterday. Both the father and Mother Are be fast. The children Joseph aged 6, Chester aged 3 and Margaret aged 8 months were ill for some time with the first two in the Road to recovery. The baby a condition is critical. The funeral of the fourth child Edward m., who died yesterday will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 of clock. Interment will be made in St. Mary a cemetery. Captain Wolf is out. W. Harry Wolf Captain of truck a company in the City fire department who was severely injured when throw from the Tiller end of the big truck several weeks ago is Able to be about having practically recovered. Caption Wolf called at the fire station today. It is expected that it will be a week or More before he is Able to return to work. Former residents ill. In a letter to the Mirror received this morning from George w. Rohe of Hamilton md., he states he and his entire family and his Mother in Law mrs. E. K. Porter Are All confined to their Home suffering with influenza or. Rohe and family and mrs. Porter were former residents of this City. He states they Are slightly improved. Inquiry at the White House reveals that the president walks about his bedroom and the upper apartments of the House with the Aid of a Cane but that he is wheeled outdoors to avoid slipping on the Snow covered portico and Steps. He seems to enjoy his daily exposure to the Wanter weather which for Washington is rather extreme nowadays and More like that of a City along the great lakes than one South of Mason and Dixon a line. Leaff monotonous life. The president leads More or less a monotonous life a closed in from All friends and official colleagues. I it a. Cary t. Grayson his physician manages to keep senators Cabinet members and ambassadors from seeing the president As the latter has always preferred anyway that official maters be put n writing. He spends from an hour to three hours a Day Reading memoranda and the newspapers and feels in fairly close touch with what is going on outside of the executive mansion. As for a description of the presidents condition i was told that the president was a a progressing and that each week saw some improvement. Inquiring whether his rate of recovery was slower than expected the answer was that or. Wilson a convalescence was a a encouragingly Good. There still seems to be need for mental and physical rest with nobody Able to guess a continued on Page to weekly forecast. Washington d. C., eel. 7.�? weather predictions for week beginning monday Are North and Middle Atlantic states Snow or rain first of week and again at end. Temperatures slightly above Normal. Mirrors weather report. Feb. 6, 6 p. , temp. 32� Abs. Feb. 6, 12 p. , temp. 28� Abs. Feb. 7, 6 a. , temp. 30� Abs feb. 7, 12 , temp. 32� Abs. Coal shortage critical. Reading pa., feb. 7.�?because of the Coal shortage several Large Industrial plants hero have shut Down until fuel shipments now on the Way but held up by tile storm arrii8e. Unless Coal arrives in Large quantities in a few Days electric Power plants Here on which the electric railways Here and in neighbouring districts and Many Industrial plants depend for Power will shut Down. Current Supply is already being curtailed. Physicians Lead strenuous life with epidemic raging and streets blocked they Are forced to walk and Strain is very heavy. City a smallest weather forecast. Washington d. C., feb. 7.�? forecast for Eastern Pennsylvania Cloudy tonight with probably Snow flurries sunday partly Cloudy and slightly colder fresh Northwest winds diminishing. Western Pennsylvania probably Snow flurries tonight and sunday partly Cloudy not much change in temperature. With an epidemic of influenza on their hands and the streets of tile City blocked for traffic by the heaviest snowfall in a generation Altoona s physicians have a task on Najr hands that taxes All their ingenuity and physical resources. With As Many cases As they could handle under the most favourable conditions now that they Are obliged to walk for the most part using the Street cars when possible they Are having the time of their lives. Every physician in Altoona has patients in every Section of the City. The location of a physician especially one of established reputation cuts but Little figure. When the people living in the fifth or ninth Ward want a physician who lives in the eighth or tenth Ward they want him and no other and vice versa. This has meant a lot of walking for the Medicos and continued on Page 4 Edward Michael Tracey a Dwarf standing less than four feet in height expires at Home. By associated press new Vork feb. 7, bound new York marshalled All its forces today in an Effort to extricate itself from the paralysing grip of a storm that has reminded old timers of the classic blizzard of 1888. Spurred by mayor Hyland s proclamation urging the suspension of All but vitally necessary trucking corporations. The great metropolitan department stores and others turned Over their Auto trucks and Drivers to cart Snow to piers where steamship companies loaned employees for the task of dumping it into the Harbor. Hundreds of stores set their employees to work with shovels. Trucking in the City a Snow filled streets was restricted to those engaged in moving food fuel milk and newspapers. Private passenger curs. Except those used by physicians have been placed Limiter the embargo until tuesday morning. Melt Snow with fires. Janitors of buildings on Side streets despairing of making headway against the drifts with shovels built great bonfires of boxes and melted the Snow Banks. In some streets last night the Mounds resembled sleet cased volcanoes belching flame and smoke. The traction companies worn out by the strenuous efforts of three Days struggling to restore traffic upon the surface lines to something approaching Normal and partly succeeded. Many outlying towns however still were isolated Early today Ami every hour brought Freswi tales of woe from sea Shore resorts where great tides had caused desolation and added to the hardship wrought by the Snow and ice. Snow covered trains from the West and new England crept into the railway terminals hours behind schedules and with passengers tired and worn from their experience. Hotels were crowded beyond rapacity due largely to the inability of Many commuters to reach their Homes. Food situation better. The Coal and food situations which were viewed with some alarm by officials earlier in the week appeared brighter this morning. It was said that unless the storm continued the traction companies would have a sufficient Supply to operate although it might be necessary to Cut off the heat. Edwin j. Of Malley eos missioner of Public markets urged housewives to conserve perishable food for the next ten Davs. He said there were perishable goods valued at $2,000,000 tied up in the Harbor. The newspapers were hit by the shortage of newsprint. All the morning papers restricted the number of pages today while some of the afternoon papers yesterday reduced the number of editions. Conditions along the water front i improved somewhat but great ice floes i Iii the Harbor caused Craft to move with caution. Six Long Island sound i boats still were tied up in the ice pack i off execution Light Early today having been unwilling prisoners since thursday. Many students working during present school term 181 were enrolled in continuation school. One Hundred and eighty one pupils enrolled in the Altoona schools and who Are under 1 5 years of age. Are on the Rolls of the continuation school in the District according to the report i of miss Grace i. Walters superintendent. Of the Isi enrolled since the opening of the term sixty were withdrawn upon reaching the age of 1 5. Fourteen new pupils were admitted during the lift ii month nine in the Miller classes and Aye at the silk Mill. The Miller school has a total of seven to i a t enrolled with the silk Mill instructing forty three pupils the continuation department having sin Enty eight males and forty nine females enrolled a total of 127. During the fifth month miss Walters the supervisor issued ten new general labor certificates and ten duplicates. L rebels Defeated and outlaw Leader taken hearings Are called. Pennsy machinist claims compensation for loss of Finger tip. Referee Jacob Snyder will on monday feb. 1 5, hear the ease of Victor Jackson of Petersburg is. The Pennsylvania Railroad company the former asking compensation for alleged injuries said to have been received june 2, last year while working in the East Altoona engine Bouse. Jackson was employed As a machinist and was making repairs to a Loco motive at the time of the Accident. Jackson claimed that he lost the end of his right Middle Finger when a heavy Metal bar slipped crushing the digit off at the tip. Tho Case of w. A. Griffith is. Otto Kampmann local Butcher will be heard at the referees office this coming monday. French charge at German capital to present a list of germans demanded for extradition. Intervene when japanese soldiers attempt to prevent revolutionists in Vlad Ivos 0 Tok from seizing general to Vanoff Force others to remain Neutral. Von Tirpitz and other admirals Are included general Surprise shown that bombing Zeppelin com Narr it he and held for run Manders Are not consid state Charters 48 loan by associated Tress Mexico City Fob. 7. Gau Dindio de Enva formerly a Federal general but Iii recent years an outlaw Leader in the nor a Cruz Region was captured i fell. A in i Battle near Nai Itla state i of Vera Tux and is being taken to Nora in for a court martial Accord i ing tit statement issued of presidential i staff Headquarters i he Battle was Dis i Astron to the rebel forces it i said a a a resulting in the death of generals Pori no. I Ciano Vazquez Ami Vicente Lopez rebel russian officers Are leaders and the wounding of the notorious Higinio Viii Lar. Government a troops attacked the rebel Rende Vonz i after learning thai Hie outlaw chief intended to meet. The captor of general a have i considered a in i portent As the one which some months Iago resulted in the deaths of generals i Alvarez and Blan quiet in addition to defeating the rebels the Federal troop j rescued a number it get Spanish and i Ara Ina n merchants who had Lieen kid i in fleeing from Siberia ered among accused. Associations in month by associated press Harrisburg feb. 7 forty eight buildings and loan associations were chartered by the state during the month of january establishing a record. The authorized capital of the associations was More than $75,000, too. This is far ahead of Hie authorize bolshevik forces Are advancing along Shore of Black sea Northeast of Odessa. Poland s foreign minister consents to discuss peace terms with reds Lapp noted Catcher. Victim of pneumonia by associated press Philadelphia feb. 7. Lack App former Star Catcher of the Philadelphia Atli lot ies died of pneumonia last night. He was 35 years old. I App first gained nor Iona i recognition in Filo. Paired off with Jack Coombs he performed splendidly in the world s series with the Chicago cubs and aided materially in winning the championship. He continued As a Jar through the Champion Ptiip seasons of 1011, 1913 and 1014. Along with the policy of building up the club with Young players Mack released Lapp to the Chicago w Hite sox Iii 1016. However lie remained Toncre Only a Short Timp. Being dropped on aced in it fill health. Lapp last season managed a Semi professional team Here. I by associated press Paris feb. 7. Delivery to the tor Man government by the French charge in Berlin of the list of germans whose extradition is demanded by the allies is the proper course to pursue in the existing circumstance the Council of ambassadors decided this morning. Letaj Tjoflat fur pub organizations action was made known through an known in and previous month official communique which read a the i to Gix of the associations were charter Council of ambassadors is unanimously j for Philadelphia with an aggregate of the opinion that the list should lie capitalization of $65,000,000. Six of delivered to the German government by j them Hail capital authorizations of $5.-the charge do affairs of France in the j to he each while one had $4,000, name of t he Allied Powers As soon As xxx. Four were chartered for \ Ile possible. Ghent county with a capital of $2. It is understood that in the discus 700,, two being for $1,000,000 each Sion of it he question today the Arn Bassiri fight were incorporated for the state Dors took the View that the entire ques a outside of 11i two counties of Philu-1 Ion now is up to Germany and that Delphia and Allegheny with an Aggro further Steps by the allies should await Gat capitalization of $51,000,000. Four the action of the German authorities of these were counties adjacent to Phil the fact that Tho communique was j Adelphia. Silent regarding the covering note Wasa taken to moan that a Nota a. Rot. Constitution revises have big task ahead Side red necessary to accompany the list. I the revival by Tho Council of the prac i tire of issuing official communiques pro i coked considerable comment. It a a i ,. I 1 Harry set he. Reb. I taken As indicating thar there was to. ,. E a the constitutional revision commission be a restriction upon the sources of in,., 4, 1, have More than Twenty proposed Sec formation of the councils doing. ,. A i turns of the Constitution to dispose of Fly so stated Tress London feb. 7.�?american Marine at v Vladivostok intervened when japanese soldiers attempted to prevent revolutionary troops from capturing general Yovanoff russian general Riza when the City was taken by the reds Tim according t0 a Vladivostok dispatch to the mail. I he message which was dated teat sunday stated general Yovanoff finally escaped and took Refuge on a japanese Cruiser in the Harbor. Inscribing the. Capture of the City the correspondent ttys the first Revo lotion tots entered by stealth seized the Street Railroad and used the cars to carry them up the main Street to the House occupied by general to Vanoff. Hen they teed to surround the building til japanese blocked the Way but til officer of an american Marine detachment announced be would not permit them to interfere. The japanese then withdrew and All of the forces observed a Neutral attitude subset members of que of h want big Navy men. Berlin feb. 6. Twelve admirals. Two High seas Fleet commanders thirty i boat captains and numerous Active officers of the German Navy Are included in i lie list of germans whose extradition is demanded by the entente i Powers. The names of virtually All till. Officials on the naval Home and High i sea staffs Are found in the list. I Admiral \ on Mueller chief of the j secret naval Cabinet was permanently attached to great Headquarters wide re lie was counted among former emperor i w Illiams personal confidential advisers i in addition the allies demand Admiral Yon Tirpitz Admiral von Capel in and Admiral non Trotha who were sue ves sively secretaries of the Navy. Admiralty officers who will discuss flit list charge that the wholesale demand for the German naval officers in by associated pirates the entente a desire to a prey Ash i no i on i. H he 7. Sec j Manenty paralyse German naval As rotary Lane of the department of the Jujj actions and the presence of names like Interior has placed his resignation in i lbo8e of Admiral von Tirpitz and and the hands of president Wilson. Mind von Mueller is ridiculed. It became known some time ago Admiral von Tirpitz a said an official that the Secretary contemplated Leav russian officers flee. Next week if the plan of a recess for i i it it a in 11. Russian officers h month for the holding of hearings is no been serving at Vladivostok to he carried out. Under the command of general Rova i he commission will meet tuesday governor general of the russian Oiler i when the municipal debt and admin maritime promotes have arrived with Tractive District propositions will be Lemr families in i Buruga Harlow or on considered All sections relating to a a Quot Uther coast of Japan. Thev municipal affairs will be cleared up in Vav re a a ird wlm russian wars Fps fore the report of the committee on Quot i a Earl r today and judicial sections which covers seventeen of the proposed changes including those relative to Philadelphia courts and magistrate and Justice of the peace is considered. Ident two in family ill. Mrs. Samuel g. Washabaugh wife of the associated i res telegraphed Iii the Altoona Mirror office and her Mother or. S. Bower who resides with the former Are both lying Erit locally ill at their Home at 226 East Bdl stated revolutionist forces had occupied their arrival which was unheralded appears to indicate an exodus of rus sinus from the Eastern part of Siberia. Reports received late last week re fleeced a serious state of affairs i Vladivostok and it appeared the Bol Sheviki have assumed control up to and with a Short distance of the City. Proclaim state of siege. A Tate of Iego Lias been proclaimed in the City More japanese troops were expected. More recent advices Avenue. Mrs. Washabaugh has Penu Monia while mrs. Bower has Ingli Iii a Ami As she is Well advanced ii years her Case is complicated. Propeller behead Man. Brindisi. Italy feb. 7. Edward Tracey a Dwarf known As the smallest native resident of Pennsylvania died at 11.45 of clock last night at his Home 810 nineteenth Street of acute myocarditis following Grippe. He was aged 56. Or. Tracey was a familiar figure in the City and was widely known being a native and a resident of Altoona his entire life. In stature he was less than four feet tall. A was in ill health Hor some time but Wal Able to be about until recently when he contracted a heavy cold pneumonia setting in and causing his death. Edward Michael Tracey was born in Altoona on sept. 22, 1863, the son of Michael and Margaret Tracey deceased and he was a lifelong member of the sacred heart Catholic Church. He was employed at various times As a clerk in several stores in the Vicinity of his Home and was for some continued on Page 4 Rescue work begun. New York feb. 7.�? Rescue of the thirty two passengers on the s. S. Princess Anne stranded on a Sand bar at Rockaway Point was begun by boats from the coast guard Cutter Manhattan at 11 a. In. Today. The roast guard Crew from the Shore station also has succeeded in launching one of its boats making its Way to the ship. Two barges from he Manhattan Are being used in the Rescue. Thirty two passengers and Twenty eight members of the Crew were landed at the Battery by the police boat patrol shortly after i of clock this afternoon. Forty four members of the Crew remained aboard the distressed vessel. Captain Frank Seay of Norfolk. Who was injured while navigating the boat through the storm was among those landed. Wireless stations Washington Fob. 7.�?three of the f it or High Power naval radio Sta continued on Page 4 ing the Cabinet when it was convenient for the president to release him. It is understood that or. Lane s plans for the immediate future have not been fully matured but will be announced soon. Ile has been Secretary of the Interior since the begin Ning of president Wilson a administration. Prior to that he was a member and chairman of the interstate Commerce commission. Or. Lane s resignation is effective March i. It terminates a Public service of More than Twenty years in which he has held Many posts beginning with local offices in his Home state of California. It has been a matter of common agreement among politicians for some time that he would be a presidential possibility were it n it. For the fac t that he was born Iii Canada. Today a was never Active at tin front j african government air plane engaged during the War and never even Partick j Uorn petition Between British aviators rated to the extent of commanding a r a London to tape i own flight Rived Here yesterday. As the machine he declared that Admiral von Mudras preparing to leave for Cairo on Ler was an executive officer who Mere j the next stage of the journey the pro Vladivostok Ian. 31 and that the Allied Mission which had been in the City had left going Westward Over Khe trans siberian Railroad in the direction of Harbin. Nothing was reported As to the flight of russian officers which i la Sot to May indicate the wholesale desertion of Quot 0,1 11 russian government troops or their dispersion. If this should prove to be the ease the Only considerable anti bolshevik form in far Eastern Siberia would be japanese and american. London. Feb. Bolshevik forces continued on Page 4 Poller decapitated a Mechanic who was in advancing along the Shore of the assisting Iii starting the machine. Police now after reach agreement l on Railroad Bill Atterbury to be Honor guest at u. Of p. Rally by associated press Philadelphia feb. 7. Brigadier general William w. Atterbury vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad will be the guest of Honor and principal speaker at the University of Pennsylvania a alumni banquet saturday night feb. 21, in tin ballroom of the Bellevue Stratford. This event will be the Climax to tour Fay of University exorcise and it i expected at least 1,000 Pennsylvania men will be present. It is understood general Atterbury will speak on a subject which will command National attention. The other events of this week which Are attracting the interest of Pennsylvania men All Over the United states Are the two Day conference of the associated Pennsylvania lulls which will be held at Wilmington on feb. 18 and 19 the mid Winter alumni at the University on Fob. 20, and the University Day exercises in Celebration of Washington a birthday at which rear Admiral Sims will be the orator. Black sea Twenty Miles Northeast of i Odessa according to a soviet government statement received Here today. In the to aus asian Region the statement says. Red troops have occupied Blago Carnoe fifty Miles eat of Stavropol will consider peace. Warsaw fell. To peace overture in the soviet government of Russia will be considered in the polish gov emment according to word sent to difficulty is sometimes sex Senate and House conferees the bolshevik foreign minister by Stan Klaus cd polish minister of Treigi Perien ced by determining agree on return of five i and one half per cent on aggregate Road values. Names of those to whom buildings belong. In their work of rounding up property owners the police officers Are running in against some obstacles that Are pretty Nard to overcome. This i by associated press Washington i. Feb. 7. A return of 5l/s per cent on tin aggregate value of the railroads would be guar foreign Alfa irs today. M. Pat cd s reply follows Quot the Poi ish government acknowledges the receipt of the wireless declaration of the government of the russian soviet Republic. Dated Jan. 20, 1920. That declaration will be considered and the answer will be communicated to the russian soviet reds take Kras Novosk. London. Feb. 7.�?the bolshevik especially applies to properties where a anted by tin government for a period have occupied Kras Novosk. On the the names of the owners Are not known. A Peculiar situation arose with reference to a hotel in the City vacant at present where the walk was not leaned. Announcement was made two or three weeks ago that it had been purchased by a Well known confectioner and when the officers found that the walk bad not been cleaned they called the Man on tin Telephone. He informed the officers that his brother had bought the hotel but he had sold it again and he did no to know the name of the purchaser. As the Register and recorder s office is closed this afternoon there was no Way of finding out from that source who is now the the property. In the i ment the Bill before the railroads j Are returned to private control on continued on Page 4 March i. I of two years under an agreement Eastern coast j readied today by the Senate and House cording to a conferees on the Railroad Bill. Moscow. In announcing the agreement today 1chairman Cummins of the Senate managers said the rewritten Section provided that after the two year period the Date of return would be fixed by the interstate commence commission which would be authorized to fix rates so As to arrange the return. With the agreement on this Section the conferees completed their work Jen its link upon the Bill and senator Cummins said their report probably would be ready for Congress by Felt. 16. Leaders Hope to reach the final enact it of the Caspian sea. A wireless message from must announce delays. Passenger i Ramma ter John Keiser of the Pittsburgh division has re queued conductors to advise passengers on their trains of the extent of the delays to which they will be subjected a a result of conditions at pics a. A. Whitbred better. A. V Whit bred it 3014 fifth Avenue the Well known Florist who has been seriously ill of influenza tor the past week is now recovering and will to Able to be about in a few Days

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