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TRY OUR WANT ADS columns and you'll surely be pleased with the RESULTS. The charge is Small and tie results BIG. Convince yourself—others have. EXCLUSIVE FEATURES Woman's Magazine Page,- .'Dr. Brady,, The- Sportlight; Briggs, MiaH & Jeff, The Gumps, Bringing \tip jather, Mom & Pop, Cap Stufcbs, Benny's Notebook. • ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWS by Special Leased Telegraph Wire OGDENSBURG, N. Y., MONDAY, NOV. 2, 1925. PBICE S CNtS TWEL'VE PAGfiS To Strive For MITCHELL HAS DEFENSE READY FOR BIG TRIAL Government Prosecutor Al- so Asserts He Is Prepar- ed to Open Case WASHINGTON, Nov. 1—()AP)— (Opposing counsel tonight had taken lull advantage of the week- 'enfi recess to work out their prose- cution and defense plans and were ready for resumption, tomorrow of their legal struggle (before the court of generals in the case of Colonel William Mitchell, army air service critic of the War and Navy Departments. The prosecution officers, headed iby Colonel Sherman Moreland, liad [concluded preliminary examina- tions of several witnesses sum- Imoned by them to appear against Colonel Mitchell to support the charges of conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline. [These included three Texas news- jpapermen who' disseminated the statements the defendant made [public in San Antonio, charging ,two executive departments -with, in- competency, criminal neglect and almost treasonable administration of affairs, -which gave rise to the .court martial proceedings. Colonel Moreland also bad been able as a result of the court's re- cess from Friday afternoon until tomorrow morning to work out much of the statement he will make before the court, probably at tomorrow's sessions, which will forecast briefly the points briefly on which, he will seek conviction bf the accused officer. So far as the defense's prepara- tions w»ra. concerned, Representa- itivft-rrank JSjrKeia of Illinois, civi- lian counsp for Colonel Mitchell, feaid he ^as \thoroughly prepar- ed.\ Her too, had made prelimi- nary examinations of the nev/spa- jper waiters from Texas, who were tm-am over to him toy the prosecu- tiogrfor that purpose. As regards the\ future court strategems that Colonel Mitchell and' his counsel Will employ, Mr. Keid declined to Bay. The attorney was still undecided ks to -whether he would yield to h-iends who urged him to seek a 1 . iubpoena for President Coolidge', >r ask a deposition by him which .vdulcl disclose the name of the Official who ordered the arrest of bolansl Mitchell. Mr. Keifl is aware that such a plea would be certain, to he rejected, by Colonel JHoreland, or the court, In whose power such affairs as the calling bf witnesses are placed, under the court's martial manual regulation. It is regarded as certain, how- fever. Irrespective of Ixis decision on the question of calling- Mr. fcoolidge, that Mr. Reid will use every effort to press his conten- tion that the President is Colonel blitchell's accuser, prosecutor and judge. The court was convened by lirection of Mr. Coolidge, the de- fense counsel 'asserts; the trial afficer is prosecuting the case un- per the same presidential direc- tion, and the courts martial law requires the President to act as the final reviewing officer, or ljudge, if a verdict of guilty is Sound by the court. For these reasons, and because JMr. Reid contends, even in mili- tary law the accused has the right jfco be confronted by the accuser, he holds that the Mitchell case is irregular and should be represent- ed in that light by the official jrecord of the trial. Another point which the defense {will emphasize as often as the op- portunity is found, is the question whether there_ have been any dis- order or disciplinary troubles in (the army since Colonel Mitchell 5ssued the statements containing the language on which the charg- es against him are based. Republicans Enter Bitter Protest Over Smith's Bond Issue Miller, Mills and Morris Make Statements on Proposed Huge Expenditures as Campaigin Closes NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—(AP). — A barrage of Republican protests against the proposed $100,000,000 and $300,000,000 bond issues for building state public buildings and eliminating grade crossings fur- nished a lively sequel tonight to the vigorous Democratic campaign for the proposals, brought to a close last night in an address by Governor Smith at the Manhattan Opera House. A joint letter to Governor Smith, former Governor Nathan L. Mill- er and Representative Ogden L. Mills, the executive's opponent in a recent debate on the issues at Buffalo, called his attention to al- leged \repeated misstatements of facts of record with reference to the so-called hlank check $100,- 000,000 amendment to be voted on Tuesday.\ Instead of replying, however, the Governor indicated that he was satisfied to rest his case \with -what has ibeen said during the campaign. Chairman George K. Morris of the Republican state committee also made public a statement against the bond issue proposals, with a table of staistics designed to show that with interest and amortization charges added in, the taxpayers of the state actual- ly would have to pay '$202,000,000 on the $100,000,000 bond issue, and $606,000,000 on the $300,000,- 000 bond issue. From the proponents of the building bond issue there came one statement tonight, a letter of hearty approval from Owen D. Young, chairman of the board of the General Electric Company, in which he declared that \no man knows the needs of the state\ bet- ter than Governor Smith, and no one is more experienced in know- ing how to get those needs, practi- cally supplied.\ Asserting that \you have led people to beliieve that this (build- ing bond issue) amendment rep- resents the mature judgment of two legislators,\ Governor Miller and Representative Mills, Mr. Young said: \In 1921 it was introduced the last day of the session and jam- med through) without debate by means of ani emergency message from you, introduced early in 1925, it was only called up as, the legislators were about to adjourn and again adopted without d&bate in the closing rush hours of the session.\ Pessimism Of ^Gloomy Gil\ Dobie Spreads To Highlights In Sportdom NOTED AUTHOR PUBLISHES WORK ON ELBERT H. GARY NEW YORK, Nov. 1—(AP)—Ida M. Tarbell, author of the \Life of Abraham Lincoln,\ and \History >f the Standard Oil Company\ has Invaded the territory of steel in ier latest work just published and :opyrighted by D. Appleton and Company, \The Life of Elbert H. 3-ary; The Story of Steel.\ She portrays the life of the head of ihe steel industry in this country ,nd intimately pictures his quar- •els and disagreements with other jfinanciei's over his labor and stock fnarket policies. Find Huge Skeleton. ST. JOSEPH'S, Mo., Nov. 1. — j(AP).—A skeleton, seven feet and two inches long, believed to be that of a member of the ancient jMaya people, has been found 'bb- peath a creek bed near Fairfax, Ho. 1 NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—(AP)— Fandom paused on the crest of a seething football sea tonight to record new triumph's for pessimism as a factor of growing power in shaping the season's sport re- sults. Time was when modesty, steel- ed to quiet courage, had been the lion on the field of play. That period began to pass out more than a decade ago, giving; place to the athlete \of outspoken optimism with the advent of the 'confident Joie Kay on. the track, the frank Benny KaufE on the diamond, the positive young Vincent Richards at the net. It remained for a. cloudy coach- ing countenance from Ithaca to frame a new order of things. For Gil Dobie has apparently ushered in an era of pessimism, and his spirit has spread with alarming rapidity and direful results in the last few -weeks. Football accepted the- 'frank pre- dictions of Dobie with grins. Gil could predict defeat for Cornell and be disbelieved -with reason better than any coach in the game. For Dobie teams usually won, and won toy such impressive margins that it would seem even the glum Ithaca coach himself must smile his way out of gloomy retreat. Then came Knute Rockne and Notre Dame rrith a bolt of Dobie blackness. Kockne, with a cham- pion team and a great record be- hind him, dispatched a message of: Dobian sorrow. Notre Dame would be humbled by Army, he forecast. But Rockne, unlike WoBie, was, not a false prophet. Netre Dame, was not only beaten; the title- holders of 1924 were routed. Another bolt of pessimism to-* night had split the eastern gridiron, dope pail in half and spilled a stream of jolting figures \which turned the Atlantic gridiron cam- paign into a dope swamp. The new disciple of gloom, Coach Joihn J. McEwan of Army, has reaped of the seed of sorrow 'as Rockne reaped. \I think Yale ihas an excellent chance to beat us,\ was the mid-week forecast of the West Point mentor. And Yale fulfilled his [prediction. The wave of pessimism extend- ed last week even to pugilism, gripping a one sided heavyweight fight between Harry Wills and Floyd Johnson in Newark, N. X, at a cost of several thousand dol- lars to some 10,000 spectators who •paid to see the forecast of metro- politan fistic critics fulfilled in a one round knockout victory (for the negro. Column upon column of pessim- ism was written by experts who could see nothing but quick and decisive defeat for Johnson. But they had suffered so many rever- sals that New Jersey proved will- ing to pay for first hand evidence. The western heavyweight, admit- ted by all close students of the ring had passed from a contending •position ibelfore the compelling lists of Jess Willard and Jack Renault woulld be an easier victim for Wills were the forecasts of the metropolitan press. Two minutes and thirty seconds lor Wills were enough to send the Pacific coast farmer back to his ploughs. Jim TQiorpe may not have come directly under the gloom spell last week, but'tike Indian at least suc- ceeded in stunning the Athletic world by retiring from the foot- hall arena at the height of the season—vanquished by Dan Cupid and Father Tia.s after 15 jljars career .as a professional star. Thorpe's passing calls back memorable achievements toy the Carlisle heiro that would fill a book—istories of sensational runs, of marvellous punts and drop kicks, and terrific line charges on the football field which earned all-American distinction in CL911 and 1912. It recalls an even greater record .as an all around track athlete, including winning of the Olympic ipenthathlon and decathlon, titles he later lost on charges of professionalism. It brings back, too, tales of prowess at Lacrosse a&ad on the daimond, although in the latter field Thorpe's- greatness had been dimmed by his marvellous ^performances as a foot- ball player., The powerful Indian knew only one master;. John McGraw was forced to restrain Thorpe from bruising members of the New York Giants in friendly bouts by- forbidding him to joust with the other players, but Glenn Warner, Jims old Carlisle coach, cotopelled the Indian's respect by 'Conquering him in hand to ihand combat. Their bout followed a game in 1912 between Carlisle and W. and J. News came back to Warner that Thorpe had broken training. No one dared cope with the Indian, who was terrorizing the section, until Warner went forth and grap- pled with his hackneld star. A clean knockout by Warner finish- ed the fight and completely sub- dued the Carlisle star. FIVE THOUSAND LINE SHORE AS BODY Morbid Crowd Watch Searchers Hunt Body or Newspaperman ROUND LAKE, Nov. 1—(AP). —The search for John M. Francis, Troy Times publisher, and sports- man, -went on unabated today while a crowd of, 5,000 motorists, attracted to the scene by the mys- tery of the disappearance a week ago, watched from the Casino a mile away. So great was the traffic on state roads in the vicinity that three deputy sheriffs and a motor vehicle inspector were required to direct the never-ending file of automobiles to parking places and to keep the line of cars in mo- tion. The crowd, however, was disap- pointed because the scene of dy- namiting and dragging for the body is directly across the lake and is inaccessible by land. Few- boats available to persons outside the searching party, augmented now iby Boy Scouts and city fire- men, forbade a nearer approach to the scene. Following superstition, thirty loaves of bread and mercury were cast upon the waters today in the hope that at least one of the loav- es with its lodestone would come to rest above the spot where the body is believed to be resting ou the bottom of the lake. State Troopers blasted obstruc- tions in the Lake's outlet at Coon's Crossing' and the surface dropped about a foot with the ex- pectation that by tomorrow night it would be down two more feet and at its normal level. Lowering oil the lake is expected to uncov- er more of the marsh in which the body of William L. Wood, Francis' companion, was found last Tuesday held fast in the muck, and to aid in the search iii the coves circling the place where\ the duck hunters' boat capsized. The use of powerful search- lights was abandoned after it was found that the water was so mud- dy that vision was impossible ev- en under the piercing rays of the lights. John M. Francis Jr., a, student in Cornell University, is aiding in the search while his mother is kept informed of tlie operations from the shore. MURDERED MA ALONE IN CAFE Mysterious Crime Commit- ted at Scene of Earlier Shying LEHIGH FOOTBALL PLAYER SUCCUMBS TO HIS INJURIES WEATHER EASTERN-NEW YORK: Partly jeloudy Monday, slightly warmer in central and northern portion; Tues- day partly cloudy, colder in north portion. WESTERN NEW YORK: Part- ly cloudy, possibly occasional •showers konday; Tuesday fair; not much change' in temperature. The Repiiblican-Journal ther- mometer at 3 a. m. registered to degrees above zero. BETHLEHEM, Pa., Nov. 1. — (AP)'—Charlie Prior, Lehigh Uni- versity quarterback who suffered a fracture of the sixth and sev- enth vertebrae in the game against West Virginia Wesleyan's field October 9th, died today as the result of his injuries. Since the accident he had been hover- ing between life and death, tout put up a game fight to the end. WOMAN DROWNS WHILE IN BATH STUDENT KILLED WHILE ON WAY TO FOOTBALL GAME COATESIVILLE, Pa.', Nov. 1.— (AP)—Harold Wood, 18, a student at Mercersburg Academy, from Pitman, N. J., died in a hospital here today from injuries received yesterday in automobile accident. He, with three other students, was bound for Philadelphia to attend the Illinois-Pennsylvania football game when his car collided with another automobile on the Lincoln Highway near Kinzer, Pa. PROMINENT RAIL EXECUTIVE DEAD BINGHAMTON, Nov. 1.—(AP)— Drowned in the bath tub, appar- ently following a fainting spell, the body of Mrs. Sarah K. Thorn, 79, a widow, was found late yesterday by her daughter upon her return from a shopping tour. The tub in which Mrs. Thome's body was i found was half filled with water; SOMERVILLE, N. J., Nov. 1.— (AP).— George A. Post, 71, former Congressman from Pennsylvania and prominent in railroad circles throughout the United States, who died suddenly at his home here last night, will be buried in Oswego, N. Y., his boyhood home, his family announced today. Fu- neral services will be held at Somerville Tuesday afternoon. NEW YORK, Nov. 1—(AP)—A few minutes after they heard pistol shots police tonight, entered' the \Lone Owl Cafe\ in a west side tenement and found the body of John C. Sheridan, 40, a cafe own- er, crumpled under a table and evidences that a large number of persons had fled precipitately after the murder. In thej«ame place a year ago, police said, a patrolman was shot and the witnesses disap- peared wit/h equal celerity. The dead man had four bullet wounds -in the body. On the table under which he lay were a half emptied glass and a pack of cards. Ranged along the bar were empty and half filled glasses. In a rear yard police found a pistol, with all its chambers empty. No trace could be found of wit- nesses to the crime. Police believ- ed they escaped through the back yard and over a fence, the murder- er with them, and that as he ran he threw away his weapon. AUTO PLOWS THRU GUARD RAIL; HITS TROLLEY; 3 DEAD WILKBSBARRE, Pa., Nov. 1.-— (AP)—When a large touring car crashed through a guard rail on the Susquehanna river bridge at Carey Avenue, this city, and struck a passing street car today three young men were lulled and a •fourth injured. Those killed were Anthony Baigis, and William Bakun of Plymouth, and John Narkun, Nanticoke. The four .men were returning to Plymouth from a Hallowe'en party in this city. The automobile slipped on the snow at a point where the bridge makes a turn, and plunging through the guard rail, struck a street car. BRAIN BEHIND RIFFIAN CHIEF French Glean Insight Into Master Hand of Rebel Tribesmen TENGIER, Morocco, Nov. 1.— (AP)—The brain (behind Abd-El- Krim's resistance, a French intelli- gence officer declares, is a Ger- man named Von Klein, formerly,a Captain, in the- Prussian Guards, •who before the war, owing to a scandal, joined the French foreign legion, and in 1921 deserted to the Riffians and is now serving in Abd-Bl-Krim's army. Ten German deserters who enter- ed the Tangier zone recently were placed under arrest. They com- plained bitterly of Von Klein's harshness and brutality, declaring that he shot the faint hearted with- out the slightest compunction. He is known through the Riff as Hadji AH. The same deserters say that the Riffian chief o£ .artillery is a form- er Serbian colonel. CALL m GRANGE SECOND KAW ON SLIPPERY FIELD Scintillating Player From Il- linois Duplicates Cor- nell Hero's Feat NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—(AP)— \Red\ Grange has been likened to Eddie Kaw of Cornell more than to any other modern gridiron star, and it is a co-incidence that the Illinois star dashed to lasting fame '6n the same field and under similar conditions to those which marked Kaw's famous offensive against Pennsylvania in 1921. That year, Kaiw led a drive that enabled Cornell to overwhelm Pennsylvania,- 41 to 0, on a field t&tt' was ankle deep in . niud> There is a peculiar similarity to Grange in an account of Kaw's work four years ago which says \the running of Kair in the slip- pery footing was nothing short of marvellous. His feet worked just like paddle wheels as he kept driv- ing through the Pennsylvania line and finally, just to show his addi- tional ability, he made some cut-in plays which seemed impossible on such a field.\ It was such \cut-in\ work that -was a high, spot In Grange's perfor- mance. NEW YORK FIGKT OVER MAYORALTY ENDS \ON THE AIR\ NEW YORK, Nov. 1—(AP)— Their active campaigning at an end, Republican and Democratic candidates for the post of chief executive of America's largest city rest tonight, content with making public brief statements expressing confidence that popular support would be theirs at the polls on Tuesday. For both the tired campaigners there will be a brief epilogue to- morrow night of radio addresses from local stations. Frank D. Wa- terman, Republican standard bear- er, will speak at 5 p. m. from sta- tion WMCA, and his. Democratic opponent, Senator James J. Walk- er, from station WGCP at 8 p. m. Deespite formal \prediction statements\ issued last night by the campaign managers of the re- spective candidates, claimnig sub- stantial support for each, the ques- tion of pluralities continued a live one tonight. One of the Democrat- is leaders predicted a plurality for Walker of 325,000 and this many of the Walker followers were in- clined to accept as being the most nearly correct of the many esti- mates. On the other hand the Republi- can leaders., placing their confi- dence in reported eleventh hour signs of vote shifting held to then- estimate of 100,000 plurality for Waterman made yesterday. MAN RUN OVER BY FREIGHT TRAIN DIES HOOSICK PALLS, N. Y., Nov. 1 —(AP)—Charles Gibbons, 30 years old, died in a Troy hospital to- night following injuries sustained when he was run over by a freight train here today. Both arms were severed. Gibbons lived near Cam- bridge. Urge Demonstration Stores To Spread Sale of Soft Coal NEW YORK, Nov. 1—(AP)—Ma- jor General Charles W. Berry, chairman of the New York State Coal Commission, will ask the New York City officials tomorrow to co- operate with him in making possi- ble the opening of \demonstration stores\ in all parts of the city where householders may view prac- tical demonstrations of the use of soft coal. Several upstate cities •which he visited on his recent jour- ney of inspection the General found to be inaugurating such demonstrations. One of the principal drawbacks to the use of soft coal, the General sai dho found, was that consumers adopted the attitude that they \know it never would work and didn't want to .try it.\ This, he believes, can be remedied by showing them at places where questions can be asked and sug- gestions given. German Statesmen Work Steadily To Ptace Pact Luther and Streseman Believe They Can Effect Internal Political Truce So Locarno Treaties May Be Ratified BERLIN, Nov. 1.—-(AP)—While the peace and arbitration treaties initialed by Chancellor Luther and Dr. Stresemann at Locarno con- tinue to foe the playing of sordid party politics, -both Government leaders are still confident of their ability to effect an internal politi- cal truce in the course of the next ten days, giving the government a safe ratifying majority in the Reichstag. Both believe that Germany's political prestige in the present situation demands parliamentary approval of her commitments at Locarno \before the various treaties are formally signed at London, in- stead of hazarding their rejection through subsequent parliamentary action. The suggestion that the issue be submitted to a popular referendum is yiewed as impractic- able. The socialists .parliamentary group will hold a deciding caucus on- Friday,, when it .will be -deter- mined, wiiether the party's 131 votes'will be given to the govern- ment unconditionally. The Communists oppose the security past on the ground that it \represents a war pact against Soviet Russia.\ Ludendorff's small unihfluential Fascist group in the Reichstag will also vote against it. The organs of the Nationalist party, although they continue to voic< their opposition to the Gov- ernment, incidentally give evi- dence that the party is. -hedging, which suggests that it \will in- struct its members to refrain from voting or permit them to exercise their (personal option. 14 \WHENS\ OF PROHIBITION AS DAVISJEES IT Dry Leader Gives His Re- quirements of \Real Dry America\ . NEW YORIt Nov. 1.—(AP)— Arthur J. Davis, state superintend- ent of the Anti-Saloon League, in an address .today to the West Side Y. M. C. A. listed fourteen require- ments for a \real 'dry America.\ Among'them were: \When political leaders of both parties realize that Uncle Sam is on the water wagon and means to remain there. \When New York state, the focussing point of wet activities, gives prohibition a -square deal and hy..ine.aii§rfnf a^tate-.laav, s places jts 25,000 enforcement\ officials back of the Federal government. . \When political patronage no longer controls appointments to the' prohibition, unit. \Wilien the higher-ups in society, 'as well as politics, follow the example of the plain, average American and cease patronising bootleggers. \When we tell the truth and admit that we cannot secure na- tional sobriety by legalizing beer. \Wien all the churches of all denominations pull together for enforcement. \When the press of the great cities recovers from the alcoholic complex which is a hangover from pre-prohibition days.\ REPORTED OVER FRENCH IN SYRIA Twenty-Five Arab Organiz- ations File Complaints With League . GENEVA,\ Nov. 1.—(AP)— Twenty-fiv&. protests from Arab organizations.against the actions of the French'in Syria, especially in. Damascus, have, been received iby the permanent mandate commis- sion of the League of Nations, The comimiBsio'n adjourned its session yeste'rday and will meet in special session in Rome, in February, when the Syrian situation will be probed to the •bottom. _ Tlfe, •protests^beg^n. to arrive be- fore\ the \Damascus trouble, with tyro fr.-pint Braises organizations in rtnB'lJiSted^gtafe^r\ ' TWO KILLED WHEN TRYING TO EFFECT CURE FOR DEAFNESS INDEPENDENCE, Kansas, Nov. 1.—(AP)—Paul Gibson, 25, of In- dependence, and Harold H. Caul- kins, an aviator of Parsons, Kan- sas, were killed here today when a wing of an air.plane in which they were flying broke oft sand the plane crashed five thousand feet to the ground. •Gibson, deaf and dumb since birth, went up with Caulkins in an effort to effect a cure for his deaf- ness. TOURISTS MEET DEATH ENROUTE TO SOUTHLAND CHERAW, S. C, Nov. 1— (AP) —Two were killed and one serious- ly injured when Seaboard Air Line Train Number 4. struck an automo- bile at a crossing 17 miles south of here near Middendorf late to- day. The dead are: Raymond and Daisy Wilson of Jennette, Pa., Lewis Helzel, also of Jennette, was seriously injured. Helzel and the bodies of the two dead were taken to Hamlet, N. C. After the \Damascus difficulty, the commission received numerous telegrams' from. Syrian's in Cairo, India, Paris, Berlin ana other plac- es, vigorously protesting against the French bombardment and bloodshed and alleging that several thousand 'persons have been killed or -woTihaed and that much proi^ erty including the palaces, had been destroyed. All the .protests were forwarded to France as the mandatory power and ^France lias agreea to malte a full report at the February meet- ing on all political events in Syria during 1925. HUSBAND FINDS WE'S BODY AT AN UNDERTAKER'S BINGHAMTON, Nov. 1—(AP). —Mrs. Sophie- Yacyna, 50, o,f this city, was killed iby an automobile while she was walking a highway near here yesterday. The body was taken to an undertaking es- tablishment where the identity of the woman -remained a mystery until today. Her husband said he knew his wife had not ijeturned home Saturday night but suppos- ed she was staying overnight with friends. PREMIER KING TO HOLD OFFICE, SAYS MONTREAL PAPER MONTREAL, Nov. 1.—(AP)— The Montreal Gazette tomorrow will publish the following: \Quebec Nov. 1.—There will 'be a session of the house of commons within three months, according to a message received here today from Ernest LaPointe, Minister of Justice. The message added that Premier King and the Liberal gov- ernment would not resign office.\ TUGS RENDER AID TO SHIP AGROUND CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 1.—(AP) —The wrecking steamer Favorite and tug Illinois reached the steam- er C. L. Hutchinson, aground on Manitou Island, today. A wireless from Captain James Smith, master of the Hufchinson, said he had the vessel pumped out before assistance arrived. Her rudder and wheel are broken and her bottom is punctured, but her owners declared tonight she can- not be in very bad shape or her own pumps would not free her of water. VERMONT DEER SEASON OPENS ST. ALBANS, Vt., /Nov. 1.—(AP) —Hunters throughout this section were preparing today for the fpeii season on deer and bear, which opens tomorrow and will last a fortnight. Great numbers of both animals have been seen in the mountainous country between the Canadian border and Rutland. RAILROAD UNION OFFICIAL DEAD SYRACUSE, Nov. -I.—(AP). — Edward McCarthv, 54, for six years General Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi- neers,. Eastern -Division, of the New Yoik Central Lines, diea to^ day after being ill since December, 1924. He was Iborn at Livingston Ma- nor, Sullivan county, in 1S71, son of the late William and Anna Butler McCarthy of that village. He wa.s educated in Livingston Manor schools and later in Port Jervis. u. s. Visiting for Opening Clash Wi American Officials WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.—(AP% —The Italian government's' debt funding commission arrived in Washington late today, prepared- to reopen tomorrow the cpnfex'- ence on a settlement of that na- tion's obligations to tlie United States, which 'have been in abey- ance several months.' No ceremony attended the ar- rival of the mission, headed oy Count Volpi, the finance minister and lew functions are planned Jor tomorrow in advance of its first scheduled joint session with the American Debt Commission, ex- cept formal visits to- the state department, the treasury and pro- bably the white house. The finance minister's intention is to start talking- business as quickly as possible. The first meet- ing has been set for four o'clock: and it is probajble that the two commissions at that time will at- tempt to map our a coiirst? of pro- cedure for the further conferenc- es. In this connection it was sug- gested today that a committee would ibe named toy each eoinmis^ sion and that the real negotia- tions would take pla.ee between the two small groups.\ The Americans and Italians alike recognize the difficulties which confront them in renewing the conversations, Italy's debt, as calculated at the Treasury is $ij- 138,543,852, of which $1,647,869,19S is principal and the remainder ac- crued interest. Both commissions realize that careful thought will be reauired to arrive at a for- mula of settlement providing isfactory and workable methd liquidation of such a sum. Life and Letters of Former Ambassador to England Published WASHING-TON, NOT. l.-(AP). —Anothr posthumous contribution to the history • of tlie world war, revealing colorful details of Col- cnel House's mysterious trip to Europe in 1916, is contained in a newly published volume of \the life and letters of Walter HL Page\ -ivar time American ambassador to London. The boolc, compiled by Burton J. Hendrick, and published under copyright by Doulbleday, Page and Company, disclosed that Page oi> jected strenuously to House's pro- posal- that the United States should suggest a peace conference ou condition that, if Germany re- fused the proposal, the United States would go into the war on the side of the allies. Page thought there were ample reasons for an American declaration of war against Germany (but felt that to go in on the .basis of the House proposal would amount to trick- ery. The message brought to Lon- don by House, as the emissary of President Wilson, ' moie than a year before the United States actually did go to war is quoted by Page in one of his memoran- da as follows: » \The United States would like Great Britain to do whatever would help the United States to aid the allies.\ That was in January, 1916. Five weeks later, after visiting the - French, Belgian and German capi- tals, the Colonel returned to Lon- don With his plan for an Ameri- can peace -conference proposal, with a virtual ultimatum to Ger- many attached. • SOS CALX, FROM SHIP IN TROUBLE .TSTBW YORK, Nov., 1.—(AP).— The Independent Wireless Tele- graph Company^ today reported the receipt of an \SOS\ call from the Britfe* steamer Mountpark which stated she was disabled through the loss of her rudder in latitude 37-23 north and longitude 72-i5 west. A later message said the Brit- ish steamer Kiota had taken ths Mountpark in toSv. OGDENSBURG BOY DIES AS RESULT OF FOOTBALL HURT GLOVERSyiLLE, N. Y., Nov. 1. -(AP)—Clark N. Earl, 18, a mem- ber of the Cherry yalley high school, football team, died today at a hospital here from injuries suf- fered a week ago while playing with his team against Johnstown high school. Young Earl left the playing field, apparently not ser* iously hurt, hut grew worse and was taken to the hospital. Peritonitis 'brought about his death early today. He had moved to Cherry Valley fi-oin his former; home in Ogdensburg. BIRD HUNTER IS FORCED TO SPEND NIGHT IN WOODS SARANAC LAKE, N. Y., Nov. 1 —(AP)—Leslie Toof, of this vil- lage, went partridge hunting yes- terday and paid-for his sport with a night in the woods. Toof emerged todjly only after deer hunters guided him out of the Baker mountain and Moose Pond region. TOof suffered from cold but bright moonlight permitted him to move about without injury. Searching parties looked for him all night. . i ;

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