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Athens Messenger (Newspaper) - June 23, 1920, Athens, Ohio The weather fair tonight and thursday Soma. What warmer in Southwest portion tonight. The United press association pull leased wire Telegraph news report carried daily. Athene your wants Are speedily solved by a messenger classified and. They Are too per cent Eft Dent and Cost Bat a trifle. Vol. 181.Athens, Ohio wednesday june 23,1920. Single copy three cents. Bitter fight looms prohibition and i planks at Over league Frisco meeting Bryan serves notice he will Battle ad-1 widow tells of ministration forces on two important subjects by l. C. Martin United fress staff correspondent san Francisco calif., june 23�?platform conferences Are to begin Here among democratic leaders immediately after the arrival late today of senator Carter Glass of Virginia. Senator Glass who is slated to head the resolutions committee is reported bringing with him the draft of a platform bearing the approval of president Wilson. Glass conferred with Wilson at the White House before leaving Washington. Glass arrival still stimulates interest in the three platform planks concerning which there May be disputes before the resolutions committee and perhaps before the convention. These Are the league of nations prohibition and Irish planks. Bryan serves notice w. J. Bryan has served notice he will fight the administration forces on both the league and prohibition issues. He declared that the democrats dare not go to the country on a league Plank unqualified Day endorsing the league As president Wilson submitted it to the Senate. Leaders who Are Here predicted today that Bryan will be decisively Defeated in the resolutions committee and that a Plank will be adopted based on that written by the democrats of Virginia. The Virginia platform uses this language with reference to the league a we advocate prompt ratification of the treaty without reservations which would impair its essential prohibition Issue Bryan also wants a Plank affirming the party a support of National prohibition. In that he is to be vigorously fought by wet forces headed by governor Edwards of new Jersey who is seeking the presidential nomination on a personal Liberty Plank. Both the wets and Drys will find opposition from a great number of delegates to believe that in View of the supreme courts ruling on prohibition the question is settled and should not be touched upon by the democratic platform. The Irish Plank As to the Irish Plank there is a very general feeling among leaders and delegates who Are on the ground that some general non committal expression of sympathy for Irish nationalist aspiration might Well be included in the platform but a Wrangle threatens Over the form of the Plank. Some hold the View that Ireland a Hope of Freedom lies in the league of nations and that any reference to Irish Freedom should be coupled with the demand for ratification of the league covenant. An Active lobby will be on the ground late this week to insist that a separate Irish Plank be adopted. Husbands death Canton june 23.--mrs. Anthony Skotnicky widow of the murdered detective was the first witness for the state when a jury was secured for the trial of Dick Howells who is alleged to have slain Anthony Skotnicky Canton detect Ive. Following his Arret last november. Mrs. Skotnicky detailed the events just preceding the death of her husband. She declared that she saw Howells fire the last shot and then turn and run. The prosecution expects to Plose its Case today. A �?�5 Cox is High Man in o Wall Street betting a new York june 23.�? a governor Cox of Ohio was a today High Man in Wall 4> Street betting on the Derao a cratic presidential Nomina a Tion aspirants. Odds were a 3 to 2 that Cox would not be a nominated. Other Odds a quoted against various can a dilates were w. G. ado 4 to i president Wil a son 4 a to i ambassador a Davis. 34 to i. Odds of 5 to 6 that the democratic party will a adopt a wet Plank were offered. A a a a a a a a a a a a a f d shortage adds to factional strife Dublin. June 23.�?the food situation at Londonderry was serious today As the result of refusal of Drivers to deliver milk bread and other foodstuffs. Factional strife in the City has calmed to some extent although shooting and fist fighting continued in scattered sections. Police and military authorities believed they had the situation Well in hand and were expecting Strong reinforcements from Dublin today. Municipal authorities and groups of Londonderry citizens sent an Appeal to Dublin Castle to Rush additional troops. Assistant inspector general of constabulary Roberts was shot and his chauffeur seriously wounded when an armed body of men attacked the automobile in which they were going to Dublin Castle. Troops have been sent from Belfast. Following a report that the situation was More serious than at first believed. Sentries stood in the streets of Londonderry today with fixed bayonets. Hundreds of soldiers patrolled the City thru out the right and Many slept in the streets. To run parallel with the presidents and who is the first occupant of a presidential Row a has declared in favor of a platform without equivocation no matter whether it meets his views in its entirety or not Hila Rainer of South Canaan recently held for stealing everything lying Loose in the Kinney school of Lodi township was arraigned again tuesday before Justice Helwig on the charge of stealing about a Wagon Load of household goods from mrs. Ida Mcvickers of the South Canaan District. He entered a plea of guilty and Vias sent Back to the county jail under $1000 Bond to await the action of the november grand jury. After the discovery of the books Broom and Flag from the schoolhouse at the Rainer Home mrs. Mcvickers told the officers she had lost a number of articles last fall and most of them were found in the Rainer Home. Rainer admitted taking about four fifths of a Wagon Load of stuff from mrs. Mcvickers but denied he had taken the Lawnmower. He became very Wrath when accused of taking the grass Cutter and declared he a would fight Mem to a frazzled on this feature of the Cash. People of that Vicinity were a Down on him a he declared. Rainer further said that if he bad had Twenty four hours More he would have returned the Library books be had taken from the Kinney school As hi3 6ick wife had finished perusing them. Steals $350,000 jewels 15 years in sing sing by de u keen United press staff correspondent. San Francisco june 23.�?this is in administration convention to far. Not Only have most of the Early arrivals been Arden administration supporters but All the pre convention machinery and the greater part of the pre convention activities have been directed by them. Such anti administration rumblings As have served to disturb the serenity of the wilsonian Campaign at the Palace hotel have come from the outside. And they have had Little Mere effect than yesterday s earthquake at los Angeles even including the anti Wilson attack made by William f. Mccombs Wilson s tot Mer Campaign manager at Chicago. Most of the leaders agree or at least pretend to agree entirely with Homer Cummings characterization of the Mccombs utterance As a a negligible la other words the president is generally regarded by the Advance representatives of the party now in san Francisco As their Leader and Cummings As his mouthpiece. But there Are others on the Way considerable others including William Jennings Bryan. Until the arrival of the latter it is not expected that administration baiting Wil assume the dignity of popular Aport. Why Bryan Lias delayed his appearance is the subject of much speculation. He is very Apt to find a fight on his hands that May interiors with the successful prosecution of any Campaign he May have planned against the enunciation of wilsonian principles in the platform for it was reported today that senator Gilbert m. Hitchcock of Nebraska had finally framed up a. Deal whereby Bryan would not be named As the states representative on the resolutions committee. Among the administration leaders Here there is cordial support of postmaster Burleson s declaration it san Antonio yesterday n favor of a an open honest stand on the Sicat issues now confronting the and among delegates generally regardless of their individual views about the league of nations prohibition labor government ownership etc., sentiment is appreciably crystallizing in the direction of such Clear pronouncement of party principles As will obviate any possible charge of even senator Robert Owen i new York Juno 23.�?james e. Foye former hotel clerk who was convicted last week of the theft of $350,000 Worth of jewels from mrs. Regina v g. Millhiser a wealthy widow residing at the hotel Biltmore Iii May 1919, was sentenced to 15 years in sing sing. Foye has had considerable time in which to recover $25,000 Worth of the jewels still missing but has not done so the judge said in sentencing him. True Gitt by Ralph f. Couch United press staff correspondent Waterbury Conn., june 23. Police and Stute militiamen on guard Here to prevent further disorder during the strike of 15,000 brass workers today warned against any attempt to stage a Demon amp tra Tion in connection with Tho funeral services for striker Liberto la so killed last monday in an affray with police. Waterbury is not under military domination. Meetings of strikers and picket ing Are forbidden except under special permit by the police department. The strike now is in its seventh week although a few of the strikers receive benefits. To carry the strike thus far Bas Cost Tho strikers $3,960,000, according to estimates of Secretary Thomas Moore of the Waterbury chamber of Commerce. This is based on an average wage of $5 per Day. Practically All of the factories in Waterbury Are affected. Meeting of Dens faces a deadlock Palmer and Cox forces Are equally divided it is indicated wet and dry Issue May be carried to floor of convention Philadelphia. Ta., june 23 freight service on roads entering Philadelphia was 75 per cent of Normal today Railroad officials announced. Strikers continued to return to work according to Railroad officials. Strike leaders however predicted the big walkout will come Friday. The total number of men out Here was established at 2,000. Akron june 23.�?in the event of the proposed walkout of Street Carmen Akron is prepared to Force the Northern Ohio traction and Light company into the hands of receivers. W. J. Laub City administrator told Council members in a session held last night. A Public meeting will be held Friday night at which the immediate granting of increased fares demanded by the traction company to enable them to pay Carmen a 35 per cent wage increase or the granting of a new franchise will be Dia cussed. New Haven Conn. June 23 a the a a outlaw strike of the be Haven Road switchman gained steadily Here today. Nineteen quit the first shift thirty eight walked out on the second and one passenger Crew failed to report. Or Syracuse. N. A. June 23.�? factory employees familiar with switching today volunteered their services in moving freight in the Yards Here to take the place of striking switchman. Railroad officials said they will accept the offer if the regular employees do not return. The manufacturers voted to give the railroads their support. A total of 316 men were on strike. Washington. June 23. A a watchmen failed to report for work at Brunswick and Cumberland md., today according to reports to Railroad brotherhood officials Here. The men at Baltimore it to were expected to return to work yesterday also have remained out reports from that City said. Wilmington. Del., june 23.�? Railroad men who participated in the walkout which began Here last saturday have All returned to work Railroad officials said today. Embargoes on freight shipments have not been lifted in this Sec Tion. Atlantic City june 23.�?the a boy problem was considered by the International convention of rotary clubs Here today. A report of the committee on boys work which made a Survey of the Industrial and educational conditions of the youth of the country was made by John Dolph Washington d. C. Men interested in boys welfare work throughout the country were scheduled to speak on the boy question this afternoon. The rotary Parade was to take Placa late today. Increase in Gas rates is asked Columbus june 23�?the manufacturers Light and heat company which supplies Steubenville Martins ferry and surrounding towns with natural Gas has filed a new schedule of rates with the Public utilities commission to become effective july 22. The new schedule provides for Steubenville a rate of 47 cents per thousand cubic fret for the first 10,000 used and 62 cents per thousand for All in excels. For Martina ferry the rates will be 45 and 60 the Penitentiary ccem3 to be facing Bill breaker of the Plains once More. This Man who is now probably about 32 years of age has already served two terms in the pen one in the state reformatory and one in the boys Industrial at Lancaster according to the officers who say that the greater part of his life has already been spent behinds the bars. This morning within five minutes after a jury had found breaker guilty the assistant prosecuting attorney of Franklin county called prosecutor Bartels from Columbus about breaker. He stated that the Franklin county authorities wanted a Chance at breaker of he was not convicted in Athens county. Bill breaker is alleged to have stolen an automobile at Groveport after he had Ridden to Columbus in april in a stolen car and abandoned it there. All officers Are now anxious to prosecute As Many cases of Auto theft As possible because the great increase in this sort of crime All Over the country is growing fast. Breaker is said to have taken the Auto stolen at Groveport to Pomeroy where abandoned it and where it wa3 later recovered by its owner. The Franklin county officers have been keeping in touch with the Case in Athens county and asked that breaker be held by the officers Here unless he was convicted. Says Wilson need not be considered Lincoln neb., june 23.�?president Wilson a need not be considered As a candidate for the demo cratic nomination for president William Jennings Bryan declared in an article in his a a commoner printed Here today. William g. Mcadoo former Secretary of the Treasury a by his close relations with the Lias seriously handicapped his chances of securing the nomination the statement said. By Hugh Baillie United press staff correspondent san Francisco Cal. June 23. A the democratic convention apparently faces a deadlock when it Vogts. Leaders today declared that the Palmer and Cox forces would control More than 400 votes apiece with Mcadoo not figuring and that a Compromise Between Thorn would be out of the question. With Mcadoo in it making three leaders instead of two a Compromise could More easily be arranged it was argued. As a result of this situation dark horse talk is increasing vice president Marshall ambassador John a. Davis and senator Robert Owen being the most prominently mentioned. The expected deadlock however probably will not carry Tho convention Over the week end. Leaders Are making reservations to leave san Francisco saturday july 3. Although Mcadoo a repeated declarations that he does not want his name to go before the convention Bas caused Many Mcadoo supporters to swing to other candidates leaders Are not counting him entirely out. Different constructions continued to be put on his message. Some regal d it especially significant that he has not yet flatly said he will not run even if nominated. Friends of senator Robinson Arkansas today started a Boom for Bim As permanent chairman of Tho convention. He is an administration Man. The tentative program however Calls for Secretary Colby to have that position. Colby in not preparing his speech in Advance and will speak extemporaneously of chosen it was Learned today. There is much talk of the nomination being made before the plat form is adopted but this is unsettled. The Outlook today was that debated on the floor of the Conven Tion before the platform is adopted. If a wet Plank is put into the platform by the resolutions committee a minority report probably will be made by Drys on the committee and vice versa. The question then will be on which report is to to adopted by the convention and open debate will follow. Only chinaman takes residence in pen Columbus june 23.�?t. T. Wong Cleveland chinaman was numbered among the faithful of the Ohio Penitentiary today. Wong is the Only one of his race in Tho institution he will serve a sentence of from one to 20 years on the charge of forgery. Wong was admitted tuesday evening. Records say that he is both a lawyer and Cook. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a 2,100 irk j _ Early this morning the summer term enrolment of Normal College and arts College students at Ohio University had reached nearly the 2100 Mark. Last evening when the registrars Force quit for the Day 2082 students had been entered in the term nearly All of whom Are Normal collage folks. In addition there Are the children in the training school and other branches of the work of education. It seemed this morning that an enrolment of 2200 would be reached before the end of the week and perhaps More. The record attendance of summer terms Here was nearly 2500 and it now appears certain that the 1920 total will be at least second in the history of the University. Many students have come from other colleges of Ohio and adjoining states to make up work in order to graduate earlier. The work of dividing the students into classes that can be handled is a huge task in itself. Some of the classes now contain several Hundred persons and of course they must be divided among several instructors and every available Inch of class room must be hunted out. World problems Are unsolved by meeting of definite solution is left to experts who will Convene in special session Early in july Mcadoo will be i put in nomination Kansas City. Mo., june 23. William g. Mcadoo will be placed in nomination for the presidency before the democratic National convention in san Francisco despite his personal objections or Burris a. Jenkins announced today Jenkins managing editor of the Kansas City Post today wired the newspaper from Pueblo. Colo., that he had definitely decided to make speech placing Mcadoo in Nomi nation. He declared the decision was reached after consultation with other members of the Missouri delegation Enro Ute to san fran Cisco. Columbus Juno 23. A Arthur Thompson of near Steubenville was sentenced to 45 Days in the Jefferson county jail by judge court today on tomorrow will be British rotary cents per thousand respectively for j again urge necessity of Speed by pics of guilty to stealing from lugs views can scarcely be said Day at the convention i Domestic rates. J the labor Board w Ternate shipments to Speed up Washington june 23.�?president Wilson today sent a Telegram to judge Barton chairman of the Railroad labor Board urging him to expedite the award of the Board in wage controversies now before it. Brotherhood officials today expressed the fear that the unauthorized strikes would spread and tie up transportation throughout the country. They again blamed the delay of the Railroad labor Board in handing Down its wage decision for the unauthorized walkouts. W. N. Doak vice president of the brotherhood of railway trainmen who is acting for the brotherhoods Here will Confer today with Secretary of the Interior Fayno who is also acting As director general of railroads. Doak it was understood Washington. June 23�?senator Warren g. Harding today received Assurance of support from William Cooper Procter and col. Theodore Roosevelt. Both were backers of general Leonard Wood Defeated by Harding for the Republican presidential nomination Harding also admitted that he had a conference last week with Rud Hynicka National committeeman from who who voted for Wood on several ballots at the Chicago convention. Harding conferred today with John Hays Hammond Charles Lathi of pack Harry m. Daugherty and senator Frelinghuyse new Jersey. He will dictate phonograph records for the National committee today to be released july 4 through out the United states. The records will consist of a Brief talk on amort can ism. Ohio Republican clubs to meet Columbus june 23.�?representatives of All Republican clubs in Ohio will meet at state Republican Headquarters Here next tuesday in response to a Call going out today waiter rovers stat club director. Plan two cooperating la the Campaign to elect the National and state tickets will be discussed. Will hold Wool 8t. Louis to. June 23.�?Wool growers of Missouri Arkansas Kentucky and Indiana at a meeting Here were advised to hold their Wool until higher prices Are offered. By Henry Wood United press staff correspondent. Paris Juno 23.�?the latest Allied conference had passed into history today without having taken any measures to Settle the problems facing the world As the result of the War. The question of reparations was left to economic experts from the various entente countries who will meet Early in july to draft proposals for submission to Tho Allied conference to be held at spa. These experts will also con Sider the questions of disarmament destruction of German War materials and resumption of air plane manufacturing. As regards turkish activities it was understood the allies have informed Premier Venizelos of Greece that greek troops will be permitted to Advance from Smyrna in order to Check aggressions of the nationalist forces under Mustapha homa Pasha. More British warships will be sent to the Dardanelles. Plan economic Aid an International financial conference to be held shortly at Brussels will work out Plana for a loan to Aid Germany in her Effort at economic recovery. A entente countries will Send ambassadors to Berlin on july i to replace present representatives who have the status of charges do affaires. The Boulogne conferences devoted much discussion to the ques Tion of resumption of Trade relations with Russia. It was Flauy agreed that the present conferences Between British representative and Gregory Krasson at London would be continued without however ins plying any political recognition of the Moscow government. Premier Millerand declared that while the conference was unanimous on the question of reduction of the German army to 100,000 men delay would probably be granted the Berlin government As the required reduction could not be of reefed by july Ioas originally tub quire. Limit flinch Aid the French foreign office issued a statement declaring that Trench military operations in tin East would be confined a poll and resisting attacks. It was these operations would not by eloped into extensive military undertakings. Amounts of the German indemnity to is allotted the various Allied belligerents were not decided. The original plan will probably be ooh Sider ably metered. Some Sota Tift of the question of inter Allied debts will is sought following refusal of the United states to recognise the pooling plan conceived by the a Miers at the drat myths conference. The meeting at spa will probably be held july 7, in accordance with the original schedule. Think Germany unable to pay big indemnity los Angeles. June 23 a another earthquake Shook los Angeles at 4 20 a. In. Today. The shaking was violent enough to awaken sleepers but did no appreciable damage to property. A graveyard in Ingle Wood a los Angeles suburb wa3 one of the main victims of the quakes of the last two Days. One tall Shaft was snapped off four feet from the ground. A Granite mausoleum was riven. Numerous headstones top pled and were tossed about. Reports of individuals that tremors were Felt during the night were not generally believed. There were no seismographs and those at a distance showed no disturbances. Inglewood residents for the most part slept outdoors last night. Many had fled to other cities. The City marshal and hastily sworn deputies stood guard last night chiefly to watch for fires. There was no such difficulty scientists say Tho disturbances of the Patzt 48 hours were due to a local slip of Tho coast Earth fault which extends almost the entire length of the Pacific coast. They believed the quake period has ended now. 7 Washington. June 23.�?the United states government has quietly made known to France sad England its belief that the two allies cannot Hope to collect from Germany the huge indemnity psst. Posed at recent conferences of pre Tilers it was Learned today. It is understood that Tbs american position has been made known to France and England on several occasions in form of suggestions from Albert Rathbone assistant Secretary of the Treasury and Uno Fidel representative of the United states on the reparations committee. At the same time it was emphasized by officials Here that this gov eminent has not attempted to exert any pressure on the allies to be More lenient in indemnity matters. The German indemnity problem is one of the most serious Allied premiers have to face because of the demand of their Peoples test Germany be made to pay. Despite the fact that this belief was somewhat encouraged by european officials just after the armistice the Allied governments it is believed Here have come to a realization that they cannot collect from Bori Many to the extent of their previous expectations. Indemnity figures discussed at the premiers conference at Boulogne according to unofficial reports Here Are far below demands. I the tentative indemnity figure re ported to have been set Forward St Boulogne was 130,000,000,000 awl. According to the belief in warn in ton the limit that Germany Mil pay in reparation is about Foj oot �rassbs1 even Germany must be and in developing Ann and comment it is 4 the payment must be Strat had a period of about thirty years the Concession that nose of the Demnitz must be liquidated tit two or three years. This sum would include interest seeming during the period of payment it is assumed hers test the to 000,000,000 Marks proposed at bet Toga As Germany a indemnity won also Tho grand total of reparation for of the interest wars net included la this stun the figure would of nearly double. Included in the arguments heists Here Advance against tog upon payment in full b Many is the paradoxical Eta that the a allies cannot afford make Germany pay amount planned. For pay the aum desired by Tbs Aba would have to Doss her markets to All imports but Tbs Barest necessities thereby checking exports of Tho allies and have to Export to the limit a dumping grounds of the All countries for their goods it �1 a two die of plague Vera Cruz. June 2 a two persons died of bubonic plague today and several More cases developed despite activities of or. Mitchell the Amr Elcan physician i charge of sanitary arrangements Here. Chicago june 23.�?Secretary of state Colby has not discussed a third term with president Wilson. He declared today on his arrival hero from Washington. Colby Delegate to the democratic new York june 23.�?charles f. Murphy a a Bossy of tammany Hall and four other men were indicted on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the Federal government by the extraordinary grand jury today. Besides Murphy the following were indicted James e. Smith assistant District attorney John a. Mccarthy Arthur j. Baldwin and Ernest z. Waldon. Waldon is an official of the com products company. The Corn products campany was also accused of conspiracy inn the indictment. The indictment accused the men of conspiring with Murphy to defraud the government of excess profits tax in the manufacture of a product known As malt Dextrin. Attorneys appeared in criminal court for All those indicted and pleas of not guilty were entered. Bai was set at $1,000. The indictment in four counts alleged that profits of approximately $1,000,000 were made. The govern boost Price ? new York. June 23.-owto� to increased Cost of labor and materials the new York morning Telegraph will sell at ten cents a copy it was announced today. The week Day edition Price has been five cents. The sunday edition will remain As at present at ten cents. Urge Relief for Wool growers Washington june 23.�?immediate Relief for the Wool producing Industry was urged before the Federal Reserve Board by representatives of several Wool growers and dealers associations As Well As by manufacturers and Bankers. The sudden drop in Wool prices threatens heavy losses to Wool producers the Board was told. Wimin31, Washington june 23.�?jus National convention from the Date ment tax on this amount was said Ute William it. Day of the United must serve jail term of 45 Days strict of Columbia is credited with being president Wilson a personal representative at the san Francisco convention. To be about 80 per amount. Cent of this air mail service Washington june 23�?nearly 50,000 Miles was covered by the air mall sender during May according to the Post office department. Sched Ules were maintained with but few exceptions. Dance at Flemings Hall Annsville saturday night. Round and Square dances Good Muto 6-23-2 playmates drowned Cleveland. June 23 Steven Bardos to. And Julius Szabo la. Life time companions were drowned in a Pool Here while swimming when taken out of the Pool a half hour later Julius bad his Ann around his cfium�?T3 neck. Tilden wins again London june 23 a William t. Tilden ii of Philadelphia today beat v. 8. Franklin 6-1 6-1 6-0, in the British Lawn Tennis Champion Alps tournament at states supreme court has denied the application of c. A. Weed and company and the Sultzbach clothing company of Buffalo for a temporary injunction to stay proceedings against them under the layer act it was announced by the department of Justice today. Days action taken at Cantono. Will allow the department to go ahead with profiteering cases under the lever act. The application for the injunction which was based on the claim that the supreme court had not passed on constitutionality of the lever act was filed from the Western Diw strict of new York a

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