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TUB SUNDAY MAGAZINE A mystery
story involving a one prominent Portland -man
and a (bout will be one feature of
, .an especially fine magazine section of
The Sunday Journal thla coming Sunday.
Two ahort stories ara alao features.
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- THE WEATHER -Tonight and Saturday.
.. rain tor mow; not ao cold i wind, south.
Minimum temperature Thursday: , ' ,
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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY v; EVENING, ; JANUARY : 20, 1922. T WENT Y-tWO PAGES.
DDtrT 1XTr rT?aTTC ., OS TffAIBjS AMD SCWS
At One Stage of School Board
Hearing Rev. C. T. Wilson Is
Called Coward; Ministers Ac
cused of Slandering Students.
Pandemonium ruled Thursday night
at the Lincoln high school auditorium
when preacher, teachers, social work-
era. parents, students and School board
directors mingled In forensic free-for-all
over the question of dancing In the
The petitioning pastors ara fighting
to have the dance eliminated from the
schools; Parent-Teacher associations be
lieve tha dance la a healthful socialising
activity which young people require.
Tha Issue became sharp'y defined, with
tha board members as umpires.
It 'was the most disorderly meeting
held before tha board for many yeara
Chairman A. C Newtll'a ruling against
demonstrations of any sort waa disre
garded. Some score or more persons
joined the debate.
Concrete evidence to show why danc
ing should not be tolerated in school
hutldlnjra waa turned to reneral argu
ments when the ministers refused to
state names, dates and places.
mct rim EVIDENCE ,
Such evidence as the ministers did
produce waa questioned, from many
. sources and tha meeting became a wild
verbal fracas In which characters of
sainted mother who danced were com
pared with ' sainted mothers who didn't
danca, and ., the morality' of mlnlstera'
families was compared with ordinary
folks moralities. Direct Insults by the
ministers were charged, and In on In
stance, a speaker suggested that the
district attorney" a office be, 'consulted
to ascertain If they might not be prose
cuted for slander. ,
After three hours tha meeting was
adjourned. The mlnlstera were In
structed to place their evidence, to
gether with actual names. In tha hands
f School clerk R. tl. Thomas before
' next Thursday. The board aa a com
mittee of the whot will then Invejtl-
John Grant. . i head miller for the
Crown mills, was Instantly killed short
ly after noon today when he waa run
over by freight cars at Front and North-
A sudden movement of the care while
h waa crossing the tracks caught hhn
unawares. He was knocked under the
trucks and dragged nearly 40 feet His
legs, arms and back were crushed and
ha died bfore the ambulance arrived.
Grant leavea a wife. They lived at 234
Police Motorcycleman Scott, who waa
sent to Investigate, reported that T. J.
Earp, a switchman who was riding on
the cars that struck Grant, cried out a
warning which was evidently not heard.
Deputy Coroner Leo Goetseh took
charge of the body. He said he would
confer with his chief before announcing
an inquest, aa the question of criminal
negligence may be raised. The accident
happened within the yards of the North-
em Pacific Terminal company, the track
crossing Front street at an agle. It ap
peared that two cars had been "kicked'
by a switch engine. Investigation is be
ing made of whether this constitutes
violation of federal, railroad regulation
SOUTH FOR WINTER
hourly TimreTUHia in Portland
0. A. C. HAZING
Clothes Also Stripped From Bod
ies of Two Victims; They Heed
Warning to Leave Town; 15 in
Gang, According to Report.
250th Pope Is Breathing His Last
BENEDICT XV, sovereign pontiff 'of the Roman Catholic church, who is dying in the Vatican.
Benedict became pope in 1914, soon after the outbreak of the great war, and will be remem
bered by history principally because of the part played by the Vatican in war diplomacy.
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By Wllllan X. HaUhlasoa
Washington. Jan. 2d. (I. N. 8.) A
last ditch fght against starvation
wagaa has been determined upon by or
ganised miners, now masalnr their
ranks for a nation-wide strike April 1
It waa learned today.
Tha miners will first demand a t to 10
per cent wage increase to be effective
April 1. when existing contracts expire.
their leaders said today. Rejection of
tha demanda by operators will precipi
tate a strike of such proportions as (o
paralyse the est ire coal Industry.
There will be no compromise either a
wsve Increase or a strike.
War plana for the miners will be
adoptad al an International convention
ta ba held by the United Mine Worker
f America In Indianapolis, February
14. All tha anthracite and bituminous
workers In thla country and Canada will
Increased wages will be demanded on
tha ground that miners are the loweat
paid workers ' In America. The maxi
mum wag paid tha average miner In
lilt. It waa stated, amounted to IS27.50.
Leaders termed this a starvation wage
which resulted In terrific suffering and
deprivation among miners' families, as
evidenced In West Virginia and Kanaaa
Influenced ty a, I south wind, which
brought the, .minimum temperature at
Portland 10 degrees higher than the
minimum Thursday morninr, the cold
wave moved to southern California to
day to mingle with the earthquakes and
naval target practice detonations.
All over the Northwest temperatures
were reported rising, but. in, the land of
oranres and other winter products cold
weather ana killing frosts were re
ported. ' -
For today at least the district -weather
forecaster doea hot predict more snow.
even though a slight mist and snowfall
did spread another treacherous coating
over the streets early thla morning;. .
Aa to the possibilities of snow Satur
day, the weather man la not so sore.
Rain or snow is forecast and the tem
peratures will still be hovering so close
to the f reeslr.g point that definite fore
cast of the brand of weather com ins; is
unposei me. " - -f ' i
During the 'night the temneratnre
dunf at 27 to 28 : decrees with HUM
variance. : I
Prom outside points temperatures' were
received aa followa: Baker. 4 below
aero ;, Umatilla. 14 ; Walla Walla. 19 : Eu
gene 17 and Salem 17. From California
the temperatures reported gave Los An
geles 12 and Fresno and Sacramento 28.
3 Bids Submitted
To Clear Highway
Declared Too High
Stripped of their clothes and shorn of
their hair, two Oregon Agricultural col
lege students, the victims of hazers.
were left to scamper for shelter as best
they might last Wednesday morning on
a chilled, wind-swept expanse of a Ben
ton county farm.
The hapless students were Winfred
Dryden, a college correspondent for the
Oregonlan, and K. C. Binns, sports edi
tor of the Barometer, college publica
tion. They, with two other correspondents,
offended in addressing a letter to James
Richardson, urging his return as athletic
The two correspondents were seized by
a gang of 15, most of them said to have
been masked, when they arose late at
night In response to a reuqest that they
do some "special" work for the Barome
No time ras lost, according to ac
counts, in running a pair of barbers'
clippers over their heads and in yank
ing off their vestments. Bundled into
an automobile they were taken onto ad
jacent farm lands and tossed onto a pile
"We'll give you until sunset to get out
of Corvallls," the hasers shouted as they
sped away. They heeded the warning
and left college as did Melvin L. Hall.
Journal correspondent, who escaped the
clutches of the hazers. The fourth cor
respondent. Miss Lois Payne of the Port
land Telegram, was not molested.
The summary action of the hazers was
In resentment against the participation
of the correspondents in the athletic
controversy at Corvallls, involving Rich
ardson, who has severed his relations
with the college. Coach R. B. Rutherford
and Or. V. Q. Duback, chairman of the
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TEMPER ATX BK IS RAPIDLY
RISING IN EASTERN OREGON
The Dalles. Jan. 20. Steadily mount
ing temperature here Thursday evening.
ith Increased cloudiness and a Chi-
booky feeling In the air gave rise to the
belief that for the time being at least
the cold snap la over. .The Thermome
ter stood at 25 above at 5 p. m.
The Columbia river is comnletebr
frozen over, but tha ice Is very thin in
places, and. after working for hours.
the ferry was able fo make a trip from
the Washington side and return.
Ccming aa It has late in the winter.
COAST SHIP MEETS.
Oonemdd ea Pace Two, Column One)
The county commlssionrrs today
brushed Into the waste basket the thnre
-bids received Thursday for the clearing
ef the Ic and snow off the Columbia
river highway between Mist falls and
The bids were all too high, the com
mlseionera agreed They said they could
not afford to spend IsOOaot the tax
payers' money to clear a mile of high
war, when nature's way would in Itself
c War it In a few weeks. Kven with thai
mile cleared the highway woeJi aot be
'opened. It-was pointed out. inasmuch as
there are several miles of anow east of
' The' eommlaaloners Instructed Road
master " Katche I to make an Investiga
tion ' to see If the stretch could not be
cleared by force account at a much
lower figure than that given by the
companies ' who submitted bids. ' The
sewest bid waa $000 and the was by a
company that wished to exoarlment
with flame throwers and try to melt off
House War Veterans
Form Bloc to Push
By A. O. Hayward
Washington. Jan. 20. (I. N. S.) The
organisation of a "veterans' bloc" was
perfected today In the house of repre
sentatives. The newest "bloc" Is composed of
members of the house who have had
military service and Its spokesmen de
clared today that they proposed to en
ter actively upon an aggressive and
persistent campaign to get what was
desired and nevded for veterans of the
Loaders of the "Veterans' bloc are
Representative Johnson. South Dakota,
and Hamilton Fish Jr., both Repub
Members of the "bloc"- expressed dis
approval of the announced intention of
the ways and means committee to delay
action on the bonus bill until the foreign
debt funding bill Is acted upon by the
TAKES UP 3 PLANS
San Francisco. Jan. 20. (U. P.) Ren-
resentatives of nine Pacific coast cities
held conferences here this morning pre
liminary to a meeting late today when
they hope to launch a $30,000,000 ship-1
ping pooi to develop the American mer
chant marine on the Pacific
Leaders in the movement today out- 1
lined three propositions which the con
ference will consider in addition to the
details of organization.
They are a government ship subsidy
entailing an expenditure of $30,000,000
annually, the opening of trade with
Russia and the institution of a partial
payment plan for the purchase of ship
ping ooara vessels hy private concerns.
Ports represented at the conference
are Portland, Seattle; Coos Bay, Ta
coma, Saa Francisco. Oakland, Berkeley,
uos Angeies ana san Diego.
Monopoly in Radio
, Concerts, Is Charge
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Last Sacrament Administered at Request of His Holiness; Church
Dignitaries Start Solemn Procession to Sick Chamber .When
Announcement is Made That S piritual Leader Cannot Recover;
Chill Affects Heart and Lungs; Cardinal Ready to Take Charge,'
Rome. Jan. 20. (U. P.) At
lapsed Into unconsciousness.
9:40 p. m. it was learned, the pope, had
Rome. Jan. 20. (U. P.) Hope for the recovery of Pope Benedict XV
has not been abandoned; the Vatican declared this afternoon at 1:10 o'clock.
The announcement, however, aaid that the pope's condition was ' ex
tremely grave. , . - '"" l'
Although Pope Benedict suffered difficulty with respiration and . ex
pectoration thla afternoon apd oxygen had to be administered, the papal en
tourage took faint hope from the Vatican's message.
Earlier in the day the Italian government had been officially informed
that the pope's condition waa "hopeless. i
Following a consultation of the pope's
CAPITAL IS TOLD
OF POPE'S ILLNESS
Washington, Jan. 20.CIX- P. The
papal legation here today" received a
cable from the- Vatican stating that Pope
Benedict XV was "gravely ..ill.". .
The sudden and serious turn in the
pope's illness brought ' expressions of
deep regret frofn the" legation and other
Catholic dignitaries. - , .
Pershing Would Save
Millions by Dropping
Pacific Coast Flyer
Hops Off Track Near
Milwaukee; All Safe
Chicago. Jan. 2d (L N. S.) The Uvea
of 125 passengers were endangered to
day when the Columbia Pacific Coast
flyer on the Chicago, Milwaukee Jt St.
Paul railroad was derailed three and one
half miles west of Milwaukee. The flyer
waa due here at 7 a. m.
Seven coaches left the track, accord
ing to reports received here. No in
juries were reported..
The passengers, considerably shaken
up. were orougnt into Chicago on a spe
cial train. Traffic on the main line was
held up for aeveral hours.
The accident is believed to have been
due to a defective rail. '
' (By United Nmi
Chicago. Jan. 20. Chased from the air
with their phonograph concerts, amateur
radio enthusiasts here charge that the
government has given a monopoly of
radio-concerts to one big electrical com
This was denied by U R, Schmitt,
cnief inspector of this district
I he new regulations approved by
Secretary Hoover do not give a mo
nopoly of radio music to one company."
ne saia. -xney merely corbid the ama
teurs 'Who were breakinaT up all tele
graph and telephone wave length com
munications with their musical concerts
from continuing this practkue.
There are so many enthusiastic
amateurs sending music on the 200-
wave length that it was getting next
to impossible to get messages on this
commercial wave length through.
'So secretary Hoover has set aside
the 360-wave length for musical con
certs and lectures to standardise this
class of radio sending. Anybody can
come in with music or lectures on the
But the amateurs claim it costs too
much to install 360-wave length appa
ratus, and say that the regulations.
which carry federal punishment for vio
lations, have spoiled all the fun.
Washington, Jan. . 2k (L N. J3.
Katabllnhment of a "plucking board of
general officer of the army to weed- out
the least efficient officers et the higher
ranks was recommended todsy to the
he use military affair committee by
dotterel Pershing, chief of ataff. -
Pershing saM thla would save mil
lions In sal arte.
The United States army cannot with
safety be cat down below Its present au
thorised strength of 1&0.000 men, arma
ment conference or no armament confer
eooa, PerahUur also told the committee.
No Services Here
Unless Pope Dies
No special services will be held fat
Portland churches in "recognition of the
Illness of Pope Benedict unless definite
announcement of his death Is received.
Archbishop Christie! announced todav.
Such an announcement, he said, would
be .followed by services in all Catholic
cnurcnea la ueaiocese. .
CHICAGO CHILDREN' OFFER : '
UP PRATERS FOR PONTIFF.
Chicago, Jan. 20 (I. N7 S.) Prayers
were orfered up. in Chicago today for
Pope Benedict by hundreds of thousands
of children in the parochial schools and
the students ot the Catholic convents,
colleges, seminaries and" universities.
special prayers were said; in thou
sands of Catholic homes -and at the
morning masses today.
A. suggestion that Knights of Colum
bus councils: meet this evening to pray
together for the pontiff was sent out- by
State Deputy and. Supreme Director
NEW TORK CATHOLICS PRAT
New York. Jan. 20. L N. S.)-rBy
order of Archbishop Hayes special serv
ices were held in every Roman Catholic
church of the New York diocese this
afternoon, following receipt of official
cablegrams Announcing -that the condi
tion of Pope Benedict had taken :
alarming turn for the worse;
Oh, goodness, we cant,"
Such was the cry. insistent and unani
mous, that came from the lips of women
who were, chosen 4 this morning to serve
on the Multnomah' county circuit -juries
during -February.. . i .
-Fouriof the' first five women chosen
were reached by 'telephone 'by The Jour
nal and every one of the four said, "Oh,
goodness, we can't.
The jury list was completed Thursday
by the county commissioners and turned
Over to Lou Harlow, deputy county clerk.
The list is made, up of 12&0. men and
1250 women. Out of these 2000 a- certain
number will be called to.tbe courthouse
each month to sit in judgfnent on cases.
164 WOMEN CALLED
Today, in Circuit Judge Tuckerfa court.
Harlow picked "300 from the Jury box.
154 women and ,146 men., These-are to
serve during February, reporting Febru
ary . : :J J ,V
Three Fined $250
Each for Proposed)
L. D. Gage, Narcotic
Law violator, Gets
I D. Gage was . this morning sen
tenced to IS months at McNeil Island
for violation of the Harrison narcotic
This closes one of the most noted nar
cotic cases within the last year. Gage.
together with his wife and a man named
A. J. Price, were.. arrested, last July,
when 190 grains of morphine were found
concealed in Mrs. Gage's shoe and in
Price's trunk. Mrs. Gage pleaded guilty
and waa sentenced to six months in the
county Jail; Price pleaded guilty and
waa sentenced to nine months in the
county JaiL Gage pleaded not guilty,
and was tried by a Jury which convicted
him a week ago. - : . - .' -..v -' -
According to Austin Flegal. assistant
tr. 8. district attorney. Gage has a rec
ord in the leading Pacific coast cities for
dealing ia narcotics and liquor.
Their proposed New Year party cost
"Frisco" Edwards, catcher for .the Salt
Lake baseball team, Fred -Arndt and
Fred Burns.' $250 5 each, fines - of this
amount being imposed upon them in fed
eral court thia morning. for violation of
the national prohibition law. :
When officers 'called at' 392 Eugene
street, where the three men were resid
ing December 29, they discovered 35P
quarts of beer on hand. 15 more gallons
brewing ana four pints of moonshine, all
of which was intended for a New Year's
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Omaha, Neb, Jan. 20- a. P. JLadv
Lauden wife of . Harry Lauder, Scotch,
actor. cummea - io ner room - at
Omaha - hotel with a slight attack of
the grtp. According to Lauder, his wife
condition is not serious -t ' 4
physicians at o'clock this evening, the
following official bulletin waa issued :
The pope's condition Is very grave.
The pneumonia has not extended. Hia
Holiness' temperature la 313 centigrade,
pulse 104. respiration CO:
Professor March lafava stated that
Pope Benedict now. would probably live
Four physician who remained con
stantly at the papal" bedside this after
noon ascertained that Pope Benedict was
By Haary Weed
United Prist Staff Corratpoodeat
Rome, Jan. 20. (Noon) Pope Bene
dict XV la dying. -
The last sacrament was administered
at his holiness own request early today.
At half past 10 this morning Grand
Penitentiary Cardinal Glorgl began re
cital of prayers for the dylag. ' . - .
The Vatican aoOfiM -the Italian gov
ernment that the pope's condition, was
- Cardinal Merry Del val. "who as ear
dinal caroerlengo - becomes , temporary
custodial! of the papal authority in ease
of The" death- ef the pope.' took up perms
nent residenee in the Vatican this aft
'.The cardinal eamerlengo will assume
authority during 'the -election of a new
At 11 o'clock this morning, when no
tice was sent to the government that
Pope Benedict's condition .most be
considered hopeless, - his physicians
announced that serious weakness of the
heart had set In.
' As soon as the pope's entourage had
ascertained thai hia holiness' condition
was critical Cardinal Gasparrl was no
tified. The cardinal hurried tearfully to
the pope s bedside.
POPE 18 CALM
IN LiOUOR IS SOUGH
The first name picked was that ot Os
car- Olsen. 408 East Fiftieth. The sec
ond was Mrs.: Nettie D.- Olson, 620 Sast
Fifty-second i street north, who lias .the
distinction'of being the first woman, ever
called upon to sit on a Jury in Mult
The following names were then taken
from the box t, . -
Mrs. Emma Purvine 675 Weidlrr
street; Mrs.. Dorthea M. Darling 1256
East - Taylor street; ' Mrs.. Barbara E.
Chandler. . 267 ; East Thirty-fifth street ;
Mrs. Anne E. Ziegler, 629 East Twen
tieth street north ; Mrs. Maud Olive. 256
Eleventh street;; Mrs, M. Anna Shearer
525' Going street; Mra. "Margaret Wash
burn. 725 East Fifty-nlntji street north.
and Miss- Getta .wasserman, 54 .King
street north. '
FIRST SINGLE WOMAN
Miss Wasserman is the irat .woman
called who is single. ' She, is in- insur
ance . work . and formerly a newspaper
worker. All the rest give their business
as "housewife."-; - . -i '- '
1 Mrs, Purvtne took the news of her.
lection with some disgust. " '
"i T don't know ; out maybe I'll have to.
what? Sometimes we have to do what
we don't want to. she said.
C Mrs. Darling I-really don't, think 1
will be able to serve on a Jury. 'I -have
two small children to take vcare of.
think my place is in the home.
Mrs. -ChandteiVTOh. . goodness' I cant
do that. I've got one child here to look
after, besides 1 work away 'from home
and. besides, my husband is sick.
, Mrs. Ziegler. .wife of Dr. 2Uegler No,
I certainly can t serve. I don't see bow
they can make a? woman serve when she
has a home and a family to -watch out
jWashington, Jan. 20. (L N. &) Plana
for the reorganization of government de
partments, and bureaus have been com
pleted by the special congressional com
mittee charged wftJn"lhislaskand are
ready for presentation yto" President
tiaraing. . Walter F. Brown of. Toleao,
Ohio, chairman of the commission, an
nounced today. -
'The "recommendation of the commis
sion. Brown said, will be laid. before. the
president either today or tomorrow, alter
which they will be submitted to the cab
inet for approval.
Two far reaching proposals are in
cluded in the reorganization plan, it wasi
They are : .
MONOPOLT OS LIQUOR
3L Creation of a government monopoly
in the sale of liquor. for medicinal pur
poses through the. public health service,
taking the entire trade in whiskey and
wines out of private hands and . placing
it exclusively, in charge of federal offi
cials. . - '
2. Organisation " of a bureau of -na
tional resources to mobilize all muni
tions and supplies in event of war and
keep constant check on potential war re
sources of the nation in peace time.-
..Plans for creating a government
liquor monopoly developed out of Presi
dent Harding's feeling, that enforcement
of the prohibition law . is not effective
enough. : Fake physicians - are issuing
hundreds, of prescriptions- for liquor
every day. -Under the proposed plan the
government would buy up au stocks of
liquor '-and- wines, tm the United States
and prohibit any traffic in them entirety.
ARMY AND NATY MERGE
The .'reorganization plan will propose
the consolidation of the army and navy
departments ' into a department of na
tional defense and "will provide for the
merging of the labor .department into
new department of public welfare.
Under this' arrangement the new de
partment of 'national defense would.be
beaded by one secretary with two un-
Pope Benedict was resting tranquilly
when the papal secretary of state ar
rived and Immediately requested that the
last sacrament be administered.
Monslgnor Sampinl. the Vatican sacris
tan administered the sacrament.
. His holiness was conscious and calm
throughout the ceremony.
Pope Benedict's temperature at S :30
today was announced as It centigrade.
pulse 102, respiration is.
Shortly before noon the Vatican -
nounced that the pope himself had re
quested the last sacrament, realising that
be was dying. .
.The administering of the last sacra
ment was. then authorised by Doctors
Biganlnt, Marchiafava and Batti stint.
who found bis holiness had taken a sud
den turn for the worse at 4 o'clock this
morning. The pope was breathing with
CHILL C ACRES ILLNESS
The bronchial inflammation with
which Pope Benedict suffered yesterday
extended to his lungs and heart. Early
today his holiness weakened after his
condition had remained stationary
throughout the night.
The illness of Pope Benedict was the
result of a chill which his holln
caught last Sunday when be was cele
(CanclatM aa Pas t, Colons Thra) .
Southern . Pine Men
Sue All - Railroads
New Orleans, Jan; 20. (fK .a)
One of. the most important - and com
prehensive freight "rate suits brought
by the lumber' industry of the Sooth
has- Just- been filed with .the Interstate
commerce commission in Washington
by the Southern Pine association against
all the railroads in the United States,
according f to announcement 1 made by
the comoUunuu. - " - - -. . .
HIGH POINTS IN POPE'S LIFE
(Br CniUd PrwO
Born at Pegli in the diocese of
Genoa. Italy, Nov. 21. 1&54.
Ordained to priesthood la Home
land in llTt, .
Became secretary to Monslgnor
Bampolla. afterwards Cardinal Raro
polla, when the prelate waa papal
nuncio to Madrid, Spain, In lSU. -
Returned . to Rome with Cardinal
Kampolla and entered the secretary
ship of state, one of the "mlnulaal.
Appointed substitute of the secre
tariat and secretary of the eyper In
101 -under Cardinal Merry Del VaX
Appointed archbishop of Bologna,
December If. 1907. by Pope Plus X.
on December 2V 1M7, eoesecratsd In
the Slstloe chapel by the pontiff. ----
Created a cardinal by Pope Plus X
at last consistory of pontlf fa llf a.
May 25. 1114, '
Elected pope of the Roman Catho
lic church September 2, 1114. -
-- Took name et Pope Benedict XV
and gave hia first apostolic bWsmg
septemBer X, 1I.
Throughout tha week hia heltneeaal-thotwh-enfteing
rom-:wlAt c eras
deeoribed. by ptaysleiana as ronehlal
catarrh.' remained cheerful. Yesterday
ha asked to be allowed to answer some
correspondence, but the request- was re
fused by Jus 'doctors. - -
The) turn -for the worse cama In the
early - hours 'this morning. Pope Bene
dict sank rapidly, v
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tranquil during the early - morning,- re-
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Head Proposed New
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London. Jan. 20. The definite
slon of Lloyd George from the old lib
era! party and the formation of a new
party to be styled the "national liber
als" is the somewhat startling disclo
sure in publication of the agenda for
the coalition-liberal conference sched
uled for Friday and Saturday.
' Lloyd George is to be president of the
new organisation and Winston Churchill
will be vice president. The decision,
which is of far-reaching importance ta
British politics, is the principal resolu
tion to come before the meeting. In
which it is declared that:
The conference, believing that liberal -principles
are vital to national, imperial
and international affairs, and having
been denied the rlrht of developing
these political activitt within the lim
its of the existing liberal organisation,
decides to form a national liberal coun
cil for the promotion and defease of
The platform of the nw group w
eludes: Free trade, social reform, dis
armament and unemployment rell-X.
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reveals ghost story reminiscent of an earlier ;
EoandyWaUace Si Wharton.
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