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TO BRING CRISIS
Next Few Days Expected to
Determine Life o£ Pres
London, Oct. 29.—(1 a. m.)—The
Saxon cabinet, after a protracted
meeting which lasted all day and up
to midnight, rejected the demand of
the central German government for
the resignation of the radical Saxon
government, according to a Berlin
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph.
GROVE CRISIS NEAR
Berlin, Oct. 28.—Germany is facing
Wh.it is to be perhaps the most fate
ful week since the armistice that
trided the World war.
The unity of the reieh is at stake
and the events of the next few days
are expected, in political circles, to
go a long way toward determining
the very life of the republic in its
Pressed by the nationalist elements
on one hand and crowded by the so
cialists in his own cabinet on the
other, Chancellor Stresemann is be
ginning to manifest more and more a
desire to become dictator in fact as
well as in name.
With his ultimatum to the radical
socialist-communist government of
"‘red Saxony” to "get out and be
■quick about it,” and In sharp con
trast to his polite “request” to Ba
varia to get back into constitutional
lineup within he treich, Sressemann
Is staking his all on "to be or not to
be” dictator and is ready to play his
trump card—the reichswehr—against
the radical Saxon government.
Would Reject Ultimatum
The Saxon cabinet with Premier
Zeigner presiding, convened in spe
cial session Sunday morning and re
mained in almost uninterrupted de
liberation until after 6 o'clock Sun
day night. About 1 o’clock Premier
Zeigner, talking over the telephone,
from Dresden, said:
"I cannot say what decision may be
arrived at by the Saxon government
tout I can tell you my own personal
decision and that is for the rejection
of the Berlin ultimatum.
There was much talk of answering
■Berlin's ultimatum with a general
strike in Saxony and possibly in all
the middle and north of Germany. Ir«
Munich a special council of the min
isters had been called for Monday to
determine Bavaria’s attitude on
Stresemann’s request to turn the
reichswehr to the constitution auhor
~ity of Berlin.
Bavaria Holding Out
In long distance talks with mem
bers of the Bavarian government at
Munich, it was asserted that there
was little prospect of Bavaria acced
ing to the demands of Berlin. It was
pointed out that the annual conven
tion of the Bavarian people’s pary
Saturday approved the policy of Dic
tator Von Kahr and Premier Von
Knilling. One member of the govern
“Bavaria is loyal to the reieh, but
come what may, it will not recede
from Its standpoint in this question.
If the present Berlin government
forces he issue Bavaria will be com
pelled to pursue its own policy.”
Just what Stresemann will do if
Bavaria’s answer takes that turn Is
a much debated question.
In parliamentary circles it is ex ■
- pected that the socialists will be out
of Stresemann’s cabinet by the end
of the coming week. That would
clear the way for a "dictatorship cr
Moro Forces Clash
Philippine Troopers Victors
in Fierce Engagement
By Universal Service '
Manila, Oct. 28.—Moro Jnsurrectors
armed with spears, have attacked
Col. Rafael Crame's forces en lamped
at Parang, in Mindano province, ac
cording to unofficial reports reaching
here. A general battle ensued. Af
ter fierce engagement reinforcements
saved the day for the constabulary
and the Moros were driven off the
Gen. Leonard Wood, who is In Pa
rang in an aterfipt to avert the up
rising of the non-Christian tribes
from assuming widespread propor
tions. sent the following statement to
constabulary headquarters here Ute
“Trouble thus far appears to be
local. Among other things the Moros
seem o be disturbed and irritated over
the payment of certain taxes.
“AH constabulary troops and scout
troops are- in good condition and
ready for field if active operations
“I have sent runners to the leader*
of the hostile Moros to arrange, if
possible, for a conference.”
Prisoners in Irish Jails
Abandon Hunger Strike
.. Universal Service.
Duglin, Oct. 28.—It was officially
announced Sunday night that 1.483
prisoners in Irish jails abandoned’
their hunger strike during the week.
The daily number of those who
are accepting their meals is incras
SUNK BY SHIP
IN LIMON BAY
Diving Operations in Prog
ress to Recover Bodies—
Washington, Oct. 28.—Five enlisted
men were killed when the United
States submarine 0—5 was sunk in
collision with the steamer Abangarez
in Limon bay early Sunday.
An official report of the disaster
was received at the navy department
Sunday afternoon from the command
ant of the submarine base at Coco
Solo, Panama canal zone.
The commandant’s report follows:
’’U. S. S. 0-5. in collision wi-n
steamer Abanarez at 6:24 a. m. Sun
day off No. 3. Limon bay. Following
named men unaccounted for:
’’Lawrence T. Brown, Tyngsboro,
Mass., chief electrician’s mate.
"Clyde E. Hughes, Manito, III., mo
tor machinists mate.
"Henry Ereault, Grande Isle, Vt.,
torpedo man, second class.
"Thomas T. Metzler. Philadelphia,
Fred C. Smith, Cristobal, Canal
Zone, mess attendant.
"Apparently no damage steamer.
Diving operations in progress. Board
Limon bay is the large body of
water at the Atlantic entrance to
the Panama canal. The Coco Solo
submarine base. Cristobal, the Ameri
can city, and Colon, the Panamanian
town, are situated on the shore of
the bay. The 0-5 evidently was on a
practice run in the bay when the
The Abangarez, a steamer of the
United Fruit Company’s fleet, the of
ficial report indicates, struck the un
dersea craft. Had the submarine
rammed the steamer, the latter In
evitably would have been more or less
seriously damaged, If not sunk.
The diving operations are for the
purpose of determining the exact na
ture of the crash, whether or not the
sunken boat may be raised and salv
aged, and to recover the bodies of the
The board of investigation will de
termine the responsibility for the
The full complement of the 5-5 was
three officers, three petty officers
and 24 men.
The keel of the submarine was laid
in December, 1916. by the Fore River ,
Shipbuilding Company at Quincy,
Mass. The ship was launched on
November 11, 1917. and placed in
commission during the following
The 0-5 had-a lewgth over all of
172 feet, a br-/adth of 18 feet, and a
draft of 14 feet, 5 inches. Its dis
placement, submerged, is 624 tons.
The surface speed of the vessel was
i 14 knots per hour, and the submerged
speed 10.5 knots.
4 STEAMER LEVIATHAN 4
4 SETS WORLD'S RECORD 4
4 Universal Service 4
4 London, Oct. 28—The Levia- 4
4 than was given a wonderful 4
4 eendoff Sunday after setting 4
4 a new world’s record for a 4
4 round trip for a vessel of her 4
4 size. 4
4 Reaching Southampton Sat- 4
4 urday morning at 9:50, the 4
4 Leviathan occupied 25 hours 4
4 preparing for her westward 4
4 passage. In that time she dis- 4
4 charged at the Southampton 4
4 docks 220 passengers, 682 4
4 trunks, 642 tons of cargo, 4,270 4
4 mail bags, and pumped out 4
4 936 tons of oily water. 4
4 She loaded 4,493 tons of oil, 4
4 32,011 tons of water, 83 tons 4
4 of stores, 4,082 pieces of bag- 4
4 gage, 43,000 pieces of linen and 4
4 took aboard 2,000 passengers 4
4 who arrived on four trains. 4
Nw Haven, Conn., Oct. 13.—Last
week’s wholesale prices of 200 rep
resentative commodities averaged
15 per cent, of the pre-war level,
according to Prof- Irving Fischer’s
weekly index numDer. The purchas
in power of the dollar was 64.5 pre
war cents, this week’s index num
Both the commodity prices and the
purchasing power of the dollar are
telative to the pre-war period of 1913.
Thus the ’’low’’ prices in ' January,
1922, for Instance, exceeded pre-wat
prices on the average by 38 per cent.;
that is, the dollar was worth 73.5 pre
A summary of conditions follows:
Year Number Power
1918 .. 100 100.
1920 May (peak Jrices).. 247 40.5
1922 January (low) .... 138 72.5
1923 1st quarter average. 163 62.0
1923 2nd quarter average. 163 61.5
Last week's average .... 157 63.0
(Mr. Fisher is a noted professor at
Yale university. His weekly index
Is appearing exclusively in Sioux City
In the Tribune every Monday. It Is
-.be only weekly index of general
prices in the world.—Editor’s Note.)
$25,000 Damage Suit
Settled for $1,000
Carroll, la., Oct. 28.—(Special.)—
After the evidence had all been sub
mitted In a breach of promise and
seduction case from Coon Rapids, la.,
and before argument to the Jury was
completed here Satuiday a settlement
was made. No record was made of
• ho agreement but. It is understood
the plaintiff set.led *ir 61.050.
Senate Adopts Resolution
Calling for Thorough In
vestigation of Klan
BY H. W. FERGUSON,
Universal Service Correspondent
Oklahoma, City, Oct. 26.—Trial of
J. C. Walton, suspended governor of
-Oklahoma, on 22 Impeachment al
legations will commence at 10 o’clcck
next Thursday morning. Meantime
other articles may be filed against
him by an inquisitorial committee of
the house of represen fat Ives.
While Walton is answering his ac
cusers- the machinery under control
of the house and senate will be start
ed moving In merciless Investigation
of charges against the Ku Klux Klan.
A grand Jury will be summoned in
each county of the state and all the
powers of law enforcement will *
set to work to get at the truth re
garding klan activities and the or
ders alleged influence over the local
officials, who also will be Investi
"Waltonism will be stamped out."
said Speaker W. D. McBee of the
house Friday: “Then we'll go straight
down the line to the most remote
corners of the state. Walton was not
sincere about this but we are."
Senate Orders Probe
A Joint resolution demanding the
klan’s investigation was passed by
the senate and a committee ap
pointed. The house already had
adopted the measure and Friday the
speaker will name a committee
of three, "two of whom,” he an
nounced “are Hot members of the
klan, the third being a Catholic.”
This matter being attended, the
house proceeded to impeach Walton
on the final count, a general charge
of incompetence. All charges then
were compiled and the house board
of seven managers presented them to
the senate, which immediately re
solved into a court of impeachment
presided over by Chief Justice John
son of the supreme court and whose
members were sworn by him to give
the accused an impartial hearing and
to deal justice.
The charges were consolidated in
the senatorial court, to permit of
only one process being served but
each will be tried and decided on its
individual merits. The impeachment
court then set the hour of trial and
directed that a summons and certi
fied copy of the impeachment ar
ticles be served on the former chief
executive. It adjourned until Thurs
day the senate immeediately recon
vening and adjourning until Monday.
Eight Articles Adopted
Eiiciit articles were adopted by the
house. They alleged unlawful issu
ance of a $10,000 deficiency certifi
cate; abridgement of the press and
censorship; unlawful appointment of
‘‘special officers" with authority to
carry arms; falsification of campaign
expenditures: abuse of pardon and
parole power; collection, under vari
ous excuses, of large sums of money
for his own private use after be
coming governor; unlawful issuance
of a deficiency certificate for $4,000
and a general charge of incom
When the 22nd article., Incorporat
ing all the preceding accusations,
came up for consideration Walton
was given the most violent oral cas
tigation by Representative C. W.
Miller ever heard In the Oklahoma
assembly. He declared that under
Walton’s administration Oklahoma
was under control of the lawless ele
ment which, in turn, was controlled
by ‘‘the most lawless of them all.
Walton,’’ and claimed the evidence
proved it, with not only accepting
bribes, but that he actually went out
and solicited them.
Miller’s speech such a bit of
superior oratory that the house voted
to have It printed.
Acting Governor Trapp’s first of
ficial act Friday was to order rear
rest of a notorious murderer and
bandit pardoned Tuesday by Mr.
Walton. Two additional charges ot
murder have been placed against
The senate’s attorney was asked
for an opinion relative to impeach
able offenses “per se“ which would
cover many of the articles of Im
peachment, It is said, and reduce
the necessity for long-drawn-out
testimony as proof against the former
Testimony on the eight charges
heard Friday was sensational, tend
ing to show that Walton had con
verted large funds to his private use
and exceeded constitutional author
ity in several cases.
Man's Body Caught in
Rapidly Revolving Wheel
Council Bluffs, la., Oct. 26—(Spe
cial)—J. C. Eacret of Coon Rapiis,
la., is in a Carroll hospital near death
from numerous broken bones and a
badly bruised body.
Eareret was caught in the mechinlnm
of a ditching machine and his. body
whirled about at the rate of four
hundred revolutions a minute.
Sioux City Surgeons
Admitted to College
Chicago, Oct. :S.—(Special)—Dr.
John Alexander Dales and Dr. Jan.es
E. Reeder of Sioux City were Friday
admitted to fellowships in the Amer
ican College of Surgeons which closed
♦heir annual convention here Fi
But 500 candidates of the 2,00) ap
plicants for memberships ware ad
mitted to the college
BANK BANDITS ,
Robbers Make Quick Escape
After Securing More
Uos Angeles, Oct. 26.—NarwalX.
near here, was the scene Friday of
the country's first airplane bank
After four bandits had looted the
bank of more than $13,000 they made
their getaway In the very latest
mode—by hopping Into an airplane
‘‘parked" three miles from the scene
of the robbery and heading for Mex
This was the report of the escape
of the quartet as given out here Fri
day night by the sheriff’s office.
The plane was reported by oil
workers In the Santa Fe Springs field
as taking to the air about 12:30 noon,
or shortly after the robbery.
The bandits approached the bank,
according to the deputy sheriffs. In
two autos and immldlatly after the
robbery dashed out Into their mach
ines and away to the airplane, wait
ing In a field.
There two of tha bandits climbed
Into the plane which took off and
headed south at a terrific speed.
At the same time the two remain
ing robbery each took the wheel cf
the two au|os and at io started In a
Residents of the vicinity of Nor
walk report having seen an airplane
flying In the direction of the town.
They say It appeared to be keep
ing over the road along which two
autos were seen traveling close to
gether. They further report the
plane and the autos, when about
three miles from Norwalk, headed for
ah open field, where the plane land
STRIKES ADD TO
Several Killed and Many
Injured in Numerous
Berlin, Oct. 26.—Rioting, looting
and plundering, new strikes, lockouts
In the Ruhr mines, and fresh battles
between separatists and police in the
Rhineland were another feverish day
The Stinnes order closing the coal
mines at Dussenldorf brought about
a demonstration by more than 4.000
minersfl, ending In raids on stores
and food shops throughout Dusset
dorf. Many shots were fired and
hundreds of windows were smashed
by sticks and stones hurled by the
rioters. Many received minor in
Three persons were killed and 17
wounded at Essen in riots which fol
lowed a demonstration of workers at
the big Krupp works. Looting fol
lowed the riot in which the police
were bombarded with chunks of burn
Three Killed, Many Hurt.
Three were killed and 20 wounded
at Harburg near Hamburg In serious
riots when the communists clashed
with the police.
The upper Silesian coal mines were
tied up by a general strike whicn
went into effect Friday morning.
The port strike at. Hamburg has
effectually closed that harbor and
new riots were reported from vari
ous sections of the city.
Seize Municipal Building.
There was serious fighting at Duis
berg. The separatists seized the
municipal buildings Thursday and
strong attempts were made early Fri
day to dislodge them. There were
There were clashes between the
separatists at Coblenz and the sepa
ratists divested a large number of
the German police of their uniforms.
Dressing themseleves in the seized
garments, they mingled with the
crowds in the streets, causing much
Wife Asks Pardon
for Husband Who
Just Broke Jail
Phoenix, Arlr.., Oct. 26.—C. C.
Casey, who was recently brought to
the state prison at Florence on a
charge of stealing '-hlckens, escaped
from the prison gat-s a few minutes
before his wife stepped into the gov
ernor's office to ask for his parole
Informing Mrs. Casey that her hus
band had escaped from the prison,
Governor Hunt advised her that she
had come to appeal for his release
at the wrong moment.
The governor declared later that
while Casey was on parole several
months ago, he missed 35 choice fouls
from the chicken fen at the state
Woman Held for Forgery
Released on $2,000 Bond
Sail Diego. Cal., Oct. 28.—(U. P.)—
Mrs. George K. Scbick was released
on bond of $2,000 when arraigned
Friday before Justice L«. D. Jennings
on a charge of forgery.
Mrs. Schick's bail was placed at a
low figure on plea of her attorneys
site was soon to become a mother.
Only Small Cardboard Marker at Grave i
of Champ Clark, Missouri Statesman
From the Hastings, Neb., Tribune.
There 1b an old saying to the effect that one must live like a con
queror, a king, or a magistrate, but he must die like a man.
Well, that is what Champ Clark did.
Today nothing but a small card board marks his only monument.
Champ Clark is known to the nation as a man who came within a
hair's breadth of winning the presidency in 1912, and he is also known
as a man who won fame as speaker and democratic leader in the na
tional house of representatives.
Up to the hour of his death, two years ago, he was a national figure.
But, how soon, oh, how soon. Is man forgotten!
Senator Willis, of Ohio, who served in congress with Champ Clark,
recently paid a visit to Bowling Green, Mo., and the first thing he did
was to visit the grave of his old friend, Champ Clark. He said he made 1
Inquiry of a number of persons as to the location of the grave and the
most specific answer he could get was that Champ Clark was burled
some place in the town cemetery. Of course, Willis knew that without
being told. However, he finally decided that the way to find out was to
go to the cemetery and make an investigation.
There was not a person in the whole town who seemed to have any
definite Idea about the location of the grave.
After an hour’s constant search in the cemetery Willis gave it up
and went back to town where he told his troubles to a colored man who
he happened to meet. Fortunately, the old colored man knew where the
grave was. *
Willis and the negro went to the cemetery together where the grave
was finally located. It was hidden frotn view by foxtail grass and polk
weeds and in about as “God forsaken place as it could be.”
In speaking of this Incident Senator Willis said he almost had to
pinch himself to see if he were awake. He said that Champ Clark’s
grave was hidden from view beneath an unsightly mattress of grass and
weeds, without a monument or marker anywhere.
Such was the condition of the grave of one of Missouri's greatest
citliens and one of the nation’s greatest democrats.
Senator Willis took his pen-knife and cut some of the largest weeds
In and around the grave. It was_ while doing this that be came across
a little piece of tin that had grooves at each end, and in this small
framework was a piece of cardboard that looked about like part of the
side or lid of a pasteboard shoe box. On this small piece of cardboard
was wri’ten in pencil:
“Chump Clark, 71 years of age. March 2nd, 1921.”
And even this would not have been there were It not for the fact
that the law of Missouri requires the undertaker of every burial to place
at the grave a temporary tin marker. This, of course, is always done
whether the deceased was one of the highest or lowest of^citlzens.
Ah, how soon are the mighty forgotten!
Extension of Federal Law Made at
Expense of Local Self Government
From the Indianapolis News.
Several constitutional amendments are looming on the hori
koh, not all Qf them objectionable in themselves. But it might be .
well for the people to ask themselves whether there should not be
a ‘ ‘ closed season ’ ’ for the Constitution as against further changes.
Whenever people find that the federal government can not do
what they think it ought to do they at once begin a campaign for
an amendment conferring the power to do that thing. It never
seems to occur to them that the power may have been designedly
withheld, nor can they see that the nonexistence of a given power
is in itself no reason for calling it into being. The Constitution
was designed to be, not simply a grant of power, bnt also a limi
tation on the powers granted, and a denial of other powers—
those reserved to the states or the people. Yet every time a limi
tation is discovered there are always some who wish it removed.
It is suggested that for a time at least the Constitution be left
as it is. There are more amendments now than there is Consti
tution. If the amending process continues we shall, before very
long, have a practically new Constitution, adopted by piecemeal,
and without any serious consideration. Nor is the fact—if it be a
fact—that the changes suggested are good, sufficient reason for
making them at the present time. But it is highly important that
our people should get accustomed to thinking of the federal fov
ernment as one of granted and limited powers, of the Constitution
as the source of the grant and the limitations—highly im
portant that they should not revolt every time the limitations
begin to operate.
It should be remembered, too, that every new power granted
to the Washington government is one withdrawn from the states
and the people of the states. It does not seem wise just now fur
ther to disturb the balance which has already been so greatly dis
turbed and modified. By all means let us have a closed season
as against.the amenders.
The Foundation of All Progress, All
Government, All Civilization, Is Religion
From the Philadelphia Ledger.
“The foundation of all progress, all government and all civil
ization is religion.” The quotation is from President Coolidge’s
letter on the consecration of the Episcopal Bishop of Washington,
but it rings with the fervor of a Paul writing to the early Chris
Many persons are looking upon the renascence of Christian be
lief in this country as at a marvel. If it seems a kind of latter-day
miracle to them, it is only because religion, to many, had become a
symbol instead of a reality. Of course there were always many who
regarded religion as the chiefest of the realities of life. It is true,
however, that the country had come at least to the dangerous fron
tier of irreligion. It is no less true that the country has faced
about, and, with firm step and head held high, is pressing back to
the faith of its fathers.
The president preached a powerful lay sermon. It is heed
worthy that it came from a layman. This present religious revival 1
comes largely from laymen. In many respects it is less the masses
of people of all denominations answering the call of the church
than it is a call for the church sent out by the people. This time the
flocks are seeking the shepherd. If, as the president said very
truly, the strength of the country lies in its religious convictions,”
we should be at the daydawn of a brighter and more heart-warming
era than we have ever known. *
“Spirit messages Impress scient
The scientists must have been
duller than usual or tha medium
cleverer than usual.
In this case the medium put flow
ers between white blank cards sup
plied by' the scientists, and pressed
them together while ladies prayed.
Then, lo and behold! Messages were
written on those cards and the names
of Stead and James, dead gentlemen
interested in spiritualism. Most
marvelous of all, "the thing was done
In broad daylight." Houdinl, the
French magician would do things ten
times as remarkable, and then shew
you how it vm done—also in broad
Little individuals that get into the
hands of high finance,, via the
bucketshop, get a thorough dose of
the medicine chosen. A New York
bankruptcy of the bucketshop type,
shows that customers had In the
shop stocks worth $10,000,000.
The financiers In charge of the Job
sold these stocks in "one big clean
up.” But they went right on charg
ing the customers 6 per cent, on the
they had <been sold out customers
paid $500,000 In Interest. B&rnum
stocks that had been sold After
greatly under-estimated Nature's
fecundity when he spoke of "on*
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