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SALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1915
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Port Is Being Made Impregnable Fortress-Railway Over
Which Enemy Must Approach Is Mmed-Greeks Say
Not a Bulgar Soldier Will Be Permitted On Greek Soil
General Haig Succeeds General Sir John French In
Command of British On Western Frontier
Athena, Dec. 16 The allies nre trans
forming Salonika into an almost im
pregnable fortress in anticipation of
mi attack from the central powers.
Gangs of Greek laborers are working
nlongsido of allied soldiers in throw
ing up earthworks. On tho heights
t'ommaudiiig approaches to tho city,
the allies' artillery has been stationed,
and the railway to the north has been
mined to prevent the central forces
from hnvintr a clear road. Three trans
ports debarked their forces yesterday.
The allies at Salonika hnvo no doubt
Hint the central troops will invade
(ireece in force within a few days.
Nevertheless Greeks here doubt that
the Teutons and their Bulgar cohorts
will attempt such a move. Those hold
! this view say that tho Germans
realize Hint nu attempt to dislodge the
allies at Salonika would bo hopeless.
Tiie newspapers declare that not a
single Ttulgnr soldier will be allowed on
Haig Succeeds French.
London, Dec. 16. With Sir John
Vreiich no longer commanding British
forces on the western battle front and
General Sir Dowlas Ifnig named to
.succeed him, tho changes in the Brit
ish forces have only started, it was
Sir John French retired at his own
request, and will be commnnder of
forces in the United Kingrom.
While there will probably be no vio
lent shnkeup, a gradual replacing of
f ield commanders is apparently slated
before the expected spring offensive
starts. Those responsible for the fail
uro before Loos in the "big drive"
last September will be transferred to
less important posts.
The appointment, of Irnig to the
chief command in Prance and Flanders
was hailed enthusiastically oy the pub
lie, today. Tho change came as no sur
prise, for the wave of criticism that
liad been directed against Earl Kit
chener turned toward General French
ifter tho Loos combat. Sir John, how
ever, retains the friendship of the pub
lic even though he does not hold its
Haig is a Scotchman 54 years old,
with a record behind him for service in
Africa, the Sudan and Indin. In the
present operations he has Vieon men
tioned in praise by Field Marshal
French several times.
French is past 60, and his record, too,
is excellent, though of late stories had
circulated that he had men upon his
staff who were unqualified for profer
ment. Italians To Aid Serbia.
Paris, Bee. 16. That Italian troops
nnd munitions hnvo landed in Albania
ind are moving to the relief of the
Serbians was indicated today in a
Homo dispatch admitting destruction
of the Italian destroyer Intrepido nnd
the transport Remberto by drifting
mines in the Adrintie. The message
dated that 43 perished, and declared
the losses were so light because ship
loads of men nnd material had nlready
reached their destination' unharmed.
From this, it was taken that the des
tination was Albania.
These Helping Austrians.
Vienna, Dec. 16. Mohammedans nnd
Abe Martin t
The ole time bean who used t' set
f.atiently thro' a few verses o' "In
lb' Glonmin'," now has o son who has
i' squirm nn' yawn thro a stack o'
j.honergraf records as high as th' ceil
m', Home women don't only make
good wives but pnrty fair fatuers, too.
Albians have come to tho aid of the
Austrians in their Montenegrin opera
tions, tho-war office revealed today.
The official statement claimed capture
of tho enemy's positions south of Vran
agora, and the scattering of a battalion
This lets Rumania Out.
Zurich, Dec. IB. The allies' retreat
from Serbia has killed all prospects of
Rumania joining them, according to
Bucharest advices today. Where a few
weeks ago, there seemed a strong pro
test of their aligning with the entente
powers, a couseryutive lender was re
ported now to have suggested in audi
ence with the king that the time is now
ripo for Rumania to joiu the central
powers and invndo Bessarabia, which
Theso dispatches suggested that the
Russian concentration ou the Rumanian
border is to offset a possible invasion
by Rumanians rather than for the pur
poso of invading Bulgaria themselves.
Turks Sank a Monitor.
Constantinople, Dec. 10 Turkish ar
tillery, said an official statement to
day, sank a British monitor in the Ti
gris and forced another to flee. Houses,
held by tho British, on tho outskirts of
Kut-olninnra were stormed and cap
tured. Iflnk To Go To Rome.
Rome, Dec. 10. King Peter of Ser
bia will nvrivo bore in a few days from
Scutari. King Victor F.inmanucl has
placed the royal villa at Oaaerta at his
disposal, nnd is also preparing to re
ceive the Montenegrin royal family in
case tho Austrians overrun Montene
gro. The Hnian queen is a daughter
of King Nicholas of Montenegro.
Bulgars May Enter Greece.
Berlin, by wireless to Sayvillo, L. I.,
Dec. 10. That the Bulgarian troops
may continue their pursuit of tho allies
into Greece was indicated today by
Sofia's official statement. This said the
Bulgarians had "temporarily" stopped
at the border.
(Continued on Faze Three.)
Swears He Is the Man Whom
She Saw With Another
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 16 Attempt
ed identification of M. A. Schmidt as
the man who assisted in the purchase
and shipment of dynamite nt San Fran
cisco shortly before the Times building
here was blown up continued today in
Schmidt 's trial on a murder charge.
Mrs. E. Logan, who lives on Nine
teenth avenue, Hwh Francisco, said a'no
had seen Schmidt and another man un
loading boxes into a house on that
street, and that she had seen Schmidt
carry suitcases into tho house. The
state alleges these boxes contained ex
ploives. Mrs. A'. Whitlock told of seeing two
men unloading boxes, but. could not
identify Schmidt as one of thorn.
Mrs. W. A. Peterson, of Fast Oak
land, said Schmidt and another mun
visited her house about a week before
the Times was blown' up, nnd offered
f00 for the hire of a launch. It was
II. M. Nutter, a salesmnn for an Oak
land sign house, swore he sold two men
letters for the word "Peerless" which,
the prosecution claims, were nailed on
to the launch "Pastime" which the
dynamiters are alleged to have hired
to carry their deadly gelatin to Los
Angolos from Snn Francisco. Nutter
could not positively say Schmidt was
one of the men to' whom he sold the
Tries to Link Schmidt.
Los Angeles. Cal.. Dec. 10. District
Attorney Woolwine, opened his fight
xoiiay positively to link M. A. Schmidt
with the alleged dynamiting of tho
Evidence heretofore presented to the
jury in the Schmidt murder jurv has
tended to prove, the state claims that
there existed a national dvnamite con
spiracy to destroy non-union "jobs"
Through the testimony of If. V. nil.
more and Bruce McCall, employes of
rue uinni rowaer company, bota
Schmidt and his alleged accomplice,
David Caplan,' have been Identified as
the men who purchased explosives at
Giant, California, and removed them la
APPEALS FOR 1 FOR
War Co. londent Tells of
Frighth Conditions In
Her Mi . s Homes
By William G. Shepherd.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
Sulouikn, Dec. 10. A million Serbian
girls and women are facing terrible suf
feringand possibly death for lack of
food and clothing, or a fate worse than
death nt tho hands of roving comitadjis
(irregulurs) not yet entirely suppressed
by the invaders.
Well clothed and well fed allied sol
diers have suffered severely from the
cold in southern Serbia.
But what is happening to the women
of the Serbian army left behind the
world can only guess.
Serbia ordered her men nnd boys to
leave the villages nnd join the retreat
ing army; she ordered the women to re
main and care for the villages.
In other countries, women bado good
bye their men and saw them go away
to war; but Serbia's heroines said fare
well to their men and then waited for
the war to come to them with all its
horrors and outrages.
It is not the refugees who fled into
the snows of Albania, who are suffering
the most. It is the helpless women
and girls in Serbia's nameless homes.
They are ut the mercy of the winter
and the prey of guerillas. If they are
to be aided it must be by America, for
refugees said that America alone can
find out what, is actually happening in
Serbia and send aid through Germany,
as in the case of Belgium.
The relief appeal made by Madame
Groytch through the United Press re
cently has proven effective. Particular
ly strong was the relief sent by west
ern and middle western American cities.
But the donations were misdirected
to American Consul John Kehl here.
With foodstuffs and $.10,000 in cash
telegraphed to him, he is puzzled to
know what to do with these supplies,
inasmuch as he cannot inaugurate relief
mensures from here. Today he asked
the United Press to tell Americans that
Serbian relief must go through Ger
many. Supplies for Serbians.
New York, Dec. 10. Crushed and
starving Serbia will hnvo at least some
of the food and clothing she so badly .
needs, for the "Christmas ship," tho!
Greek liner Frixos today busily took,
aboard tons nf both these ki fails of sup
plies. ADont too dock, tliero was a
feverish activity. ; I
The New York Red Cross chapter ,
reserved space aboard her for 400 tons
of supplies purchased with $10,000
given by tho Rockefeller foundation
nnd '$20,000 additional contributed as
a result of Madame Orouitch's appeal
through William G. Shepherd, United I
Press staff correspondent, recently.
Tho ship plans to reach southern
Serbia via Duruzzo. Red Cross officials,
suggested that tho public not bunion
consuls but send relief to tho American
American Doctor Is
Honored For Bravery
By Wilburn S. Forrest.
(United Press staff correspondent.)
London, Dec. 10. Back from the Ser
bian "trail of horrors," Lady Sybil
Finltiy todny related a story of bruvery
ou the part of Dr. Richard Jett, Amer
ican physician and Matron Anna Dull
when Pirot, Serbia, was under fire.
"It seemed as though the hospital in
which they were would be blown to
pieces," she said, "for the Bulgar gun
ners made buildings nearby their spe
cial target. But tho two refused to
leave their charges. L'ven when the
city was evacuated, the two insisted on
remaining even if alone to care for the
more desperately wounded. But the au
thorities insisted that they leave. They
were under fire for several hours while
the wounded were being removed to a
train bound for Nish."
From Nish, tho party again had to
flee. Finally, they hit the "trail of
horrors," and Lady Finlny came hero
For his bravery, Dr. Jett has been
made a cflptalu in the Serbian army.
NO CHANCE THIS SESSION '
Washington, Dee. 16. Chairman
Webb of tho house judiciary committee
today informed suffragists appearing
before that body that there is no
chance of the Hiiffrngc constitutions!
amendment being acted on this session
because congressional union members
campaigned uguiiist. democratic mem
bers who blocked its submission last
session. Members of the committee in
timated that an investigation of the un
ion's lobbying has been seriously dis
cussed. SAN DIEGO GETS EXHIBITS.
Washington, Dec. 10. The senate
todny unanimously adopted the resolu
tion of Senator Miirtine, of New Jer
sey, thnt the San Diego exposition got
immediately all the Sun Francisco ex
position "Ji!j'i jr ''"r-L . ,ru1i
the launch Peerless shortly before the
Times building was blown up.
Woolwine, through his witnesses to
day, sought to truce the movements of
this launch to Los Angeles and show
that Schmidt wa implicated In that
voyage, and In the trnnsfer of the
dynamite to the Times building, where
J. B. McNumnra confessed to setting
off th bomb October 1, 1910.
AUSTRIA FAILS TO
Says Facts Do Not Warrant
Conclusion As To Austria's
AMERICA MUST SET OUT
FULL BASIS OF CLAIMS
Will Not Consider Request to
Punish Commander of
Wnuhinatnn T)in 1ft Aa:n
- . . jtu..uiu juuai.
directly comply with or refuse Ameri
cand demands in every respect, in the
miruuu lorpeuouig cose.
With TIMini'lu nil in. dunlin,, llm A...
tria s reply, now en route here, is mere
ly a play for tinny the above is the ad
ministration's attitude according to an
official todav. who llllM enn fei-i-nd niitli
Secretary of State Lansing on every
step of tho case.
inis means Mat the administration
is tired nf teimni-i?iiur Hint it u;n ,.i
brook the dilatory tactics which Ger
many followed in her submarine nego
tiations. It is pointed out that Austria has ad
mitted she ttiroeilne.l ttin Alw.nnn n.lilU
the vessel wim Htnn,Hmr at ill n.,t.. ti,A
most positive nssurance that this re-
iun mia u iMiMMJiu win no accepted as
a basis for delay.
During the day,' Clin rgo Zwiedinek
personally assured Secretary Lnnsing
umi inv loreign on ice was not respon
sible for tho admiralty's stntenicnts
in the morning papers. .
Ill tTllM I),,. n,lmii.,iltt- it.na ,.tl ....
saying thnt, under the dnngorous cir-
nillllut ft, ulna lit I. 1 !.. -
-.,w mi ii iii ii me nuiilllurillH
commander found himself, his course
could not bo disapproved, ami more
over that if he had not done as ho did
ho would have failed to perforin his
In some circles, tliero was the belief
that Vienna cannot insist on America
furnishing details as to her protest,
particularly if Austria regards ns justi
fied her course townrd Serbia, which
caused tho wur. In this matter, Aus
tria refused to accept Serbia's profes
sion, of ignorance as to anti-Austrinii
propaganda in Serbia and answered Ser
bia's demands for information with the
statement that Serbia showed she was
unwilling to comply seriously with Aus
tria's demands. At the snme time,
Vienna flatly refused to engage in a
controversy with Belgrade. Some of
ficials regarded the cases as more or
Austila Does Not Answer.
Amstordam, Dec. 16. Austria has
fniledto meet the American dcniiind for
disnrowal of the sinking by nn Aus
trian submarine of the Itiilinn liner An
conn with loss of American lives. Vien
na dispatches today said that the reply
was handed to Amhnssndor Peufield
yesterday, asking further time and
more negotiations, It was reported,
too, that Austria did not reply to the
request for punishment of the nttackiug
submarine commander and nsserted it
would never do this.
The tone of the note, however, is
conciliatory. It desires nn cxchuiign
of views with the idea of arriving nt an
amicable settlement, ninl expresses re
gret that American lives i were sacri
ficed, In this connection, the message
suggests thnt the Indemnity question
can be oaslly settled after an agreement
is reached ou the principal issues.
A clesrer statement of reasons for
questioning the submarine eomnuinilei 's
acts is suggested. Moreover, dispatches
declare, the foreign office suid that, In
viow of the firmness with which Amer
ica voiced her demands, she must 4inve
actual f lift n concerning the torpedoing
which she did not set forth III detuil
in the original note; therefore, she re
quests the United Slates to present
them in another note.
Believes Her Officers
She assures America thnt Austria will
accept In a judicial spirit any evidence
in tho Washington government's hands,
but that the facts now in Austria's pos
session do not warrant America's con
clusions as to Austria's culpability.
Press dispatches quutcd the note as
saying: "As cn be easily recognized,
the representation of the circumstances
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MEET DEMANDS 0
VOICE FR OM
8. S. Oscar II, Radio via Cape Race.
At a mass meeting held aboard Henry
Ford's Peace Ship, Tuesday evening,
December 7th, 8. 8. McClure, tho em
inent mngazino publisher and publicist,
read important extracts from President
Wilson's message, nn advanced copy
of which Mr. McClure had obtained
before sailing. After tho readings, Mr.
Ellis O. Jones, ono of the delegates
spoke as follows:
I certaiuly do not believe this mes
sage should be received in silence by
this assemblage. This is a reactionary
message; this message como to us at a
time when we cannot keep silent; we
muBt speak out; we are going, abroad
now, on a mission to stop a terrible
war among nations, everyone of which
is prepared in a military way pre
pared for war. This is no time to dis
turb American Traditions and prepare
us for war, a member of this delegation
said tonight, that, preparation in tho
military sense is only a century old,
but this is not correct. -Preparation In
the military sense is many 1 centuries
old, tho ancient histories are full of
it; preparation in a pence senso, how
ever, preparation in a civil sense is not
so old. 1 call your attention to the
preparation tor pence, that now exists
in the United States and Canada.
Where there are no forts, where there
are no soldiers, where there are no
trenches or guns, that is preparation
for peace, and that is about a conturv
old. A preparation for peace exists
between Norway and Sweden. There is
no lort between thoir frontiers, and
that is tho kind of preparation we
need now. America is in danger, but
of what is she in danger, The president
does not say in his messago of what
America ib in danger. At this tune
the president, does not mention a single
nation that he dares to" sav is an en
emy of the United States of America,
nut tho united hWtes of America is in
lunger none the less. It is in dnnizCr
of enemies from within and they arc
not naturalized enemies cither, ' thev
are the men, who are building buttle-
snips ut tremendous profits; men who
nre trying now, to add to the burden
of tnxatiou of tho United States of
America and to mortgage posterity, for
years. to come. To fasten this dreadful
miltarv burden upon us, they aro tell
ing us thnt we want to chinnfy Am
contained in the note allows numerous
doubts nnd gives not at all sufficient
reasons for blaming the commander of
the submarine and the Austrn-Hungnr-iun
government, even if the represen
tation proves correct in all points and
judgment, in the case is based on the
most rigorous legal interpi'otation."
As tor the American statement thnt
persons gave it evidence contradictory
ot Austrian claims concerning the tor
pedoing, the dispatches suy the note
suggested Sccretury Lansing had omit
ted to name these parties upon whom
it apparently believes it must place a
higher degree of trustworthiness than
on a commander of the imperial royal
The Vienna foreign office admits its
willingness to indulge in un exchange
of opinion In view of America's an
nouncement that some American citi
Un the point raised by VYasningtnn
that Austria knew of tho correspond
ence with Germany relative to subma
rine warfare, dispatches say lennn
denied she knew nil of it. Moreover,
even n full knowledge, Vienna believed,
would not be applinnble to the Anconi'
case, which, she felt, differed from the
For this reason, according to the ad
vices,' the reply left It up to Washing
ton to draw up "the individual legal
maxims," upon which America bases
her contentions, nt the snme time re
serving the right to urge her own In
terpretations of the case.
To Make New Demand.
Washington, Dec. 1U. Another and
more peremptory demand for disavowal
of the Austrian torpedoing of the Ital
ian linef Aiicona was under considera
tion by the administration today. Out
lines of Austria's reply to the first
strong demand were pronounced evuslve
The new nuto will curtly insnt upon
nn immediate compliance with Amer-
icn 's demands.
This will cite the Austriun admiralty
admission that the ship wns deliberate
ly sunk while passengers were aboard
nnd the debarking passengers were
shelled with sufficient evidence sustain
ing America's position. The reply was
regarded as piny for more time.
An unofficial report nt the state de
partment today until thnt the Austrian
reply had been cnuicn to nerne insi
night for forwarding toduy. It is ex
pected hero tonight.
Think Note All Bight,
Geneva. Doc, 10. Austrian officials
believe that the foreign office reply to
the American Ancona nolo will bo sat
isfactory to Washington and that It
will result in further exchanges and a
settlement of the case, according to
Vienna dispatches today.
STORM IN ILLINOIS.
Chicago, Dec. HI Tio second
sleet storm this week again
paralysed wires In central II-
linois todav, and extended as
far west as Kansas City.
erica, that we are all mollycoddles. It
may be true, that every mollycoddle is
a pacifist, but, it is not true, that ev
ery pacifist is a mollycoddle and this,
wo are going to show President Wilson
and the Armament trusts of the United
States of America, before we are
through. (Applause.) It is not true
perhaps, that everyone, who favors pro
parcducss in the Unitod States is a
grafter, but nothing can be truer than,
that every grafter in the United States
is in favor of preparedness; every cor
poration lawyer in the United Stntos
is in favor of preparedness. Joseph II.
Chontc, the other day, had the super
lative impertinence to say that he had
considored this matter, that he had got
ten the facts from military authorities
and had found that America was not
prepared in any single respect or in
any particular. Was ever thoro a more
absurd statement made by any man
than this one, from a great Interna
tional lawyort America is prepared
now if you want a military preparedness-
it is very, very simple. Those
men do not want a military prepared
ness, what they want is a great mili
tary profit. (Applause.) If we want
to prepare ourselves, it is the simplest
thing in tho world. Germany has spent
a great, amount of money upon its
fleet, its wonderful navv. ' Now how
does it go about to protect that fleet!
By the very very simple provision of
having mined tho harbor, a very simplo
nnd inexpensive matter, but mines in
the harbor offer vory littlo profit to
tho steel trust, very little profit too, in
deed. Tliero is vastly more money lh
battleships. I do not want to take too
much of your time,. I am about through,
but I feel this matter deeply and be
fore I am through, I want to say, that
we, this body of enrnostr unselfish mon
and women should spcuk in no uncer
tain terms about this message. We uro,
as President Wilson suid, "for nation
al efficiency nnd security,' but thnt is
not the way to go about to got thnt;
by turning our host energies to the
mulling of murderous instruments of
destruction; by sending our best men
into vile barracks and muddy trenches
and by turning over the public treas
ury to a lot of profit mongers, who are
not actuated by the slightest patriotic
impulse whatsoever. (Applause,)
Would Employ Men In Doing
Needed Work While Being
Washington, Dec. 1(1. An army edu
cated in engineering und hardened to
the rights of campaigning through the
task of reclaiming deserts, reforesting
large western tracts and protecting the
Mississippi valley from floods was ad
vocated by Senator Works of Califor
nia, today, in tho senate.
Such an army, ho suid, would dissi
piite the evils of unnrcpiiredness anil
foreover obviato tho danger of ercnting
a military caste. It would provide, too,
an army of soldiers engaged in useful
work instead of in becoming idlers.
The government could spend flnO.OOO,
000 a yenr thus that really would cost
it "nothing," ho suggested, nt the snme
time proposing paying the soldiers with
trncts of tho public lands their labors
"Because the greater pnrt of the re
clamation work naturally falls In the
western states," e snld, "nnd be
cause the west is in tho greatest danger
of invasion from tho Japanese, who
have more veteran soldiers on the l'n
cific coast than nre in our stun. ling
army, this force would do most of its
work In the west. -But where work is
needed in the enst, the army should be
employed there. I hnvo no sectionul
"Such nn army would open vast
tniPts and help to empty the city slums.
It would be n better force to defend us
than 100,000 paid Idlers."
Works! address Incidentally contain
ed nn nttnek on the Vera f 'nisi expedi
tion as hasty and unwarranted, nnd It
denounced what lie termed the Amer
ican soldier's "thralldom," He cited
the case of a private, tried nnd disci
plined for entering and remaining in B
suloon where there was also an officer.
Such a spirit of caste he held to be
more dangerous than any foreign in
vader now in sight.
Works Introduced a bill for nn nrmv
nf 200,000, recruited voluntarily, to be
used 10 or 11 months annually under the
secretary of interior, and the remainder
of the year under tho secretary or wnr.
This provided thnt they be given "res-
sonable pay, and a lenso to hold five
acres of miblifl lands with wnter
rights." The bill would npprnprlnte
.r(0,000,000 annually for the reclama
tion work of which ho spoke In his ad
AFTER THE MILITANTS.
London, Dec. Hi. Police todnr
swooped down upon tho Pankhurst mil
itant suffragists' headquarters and
seized the tvpe used in publishing Brit
tnnla, formerly the Buffragotte.
CLUB STANDS BY
Thinks It Would Smell As
Sweet Under It As If a
Chamber of Commerce
AID FOR POULTRY SHOW
STARTS WAR OF WORDS
President Hamilton Intimates
Halt Must Be Called On
When Benjamin Brick proposed that
his motion to change the name of the
Salom Commercial club to that of the
Salem Chamber of Commerce should bo
made unanimous, ho started something
that led to a flow of oratory that con
tinued for three hours, and finally re
sulted in an indefinite postponement,
on a rising vote of 40 to 0. As it now .
stands tho Commercial club will con- .
tinuo to travel uuder tho name adopted
whon tho club wns re-orminized last
summer, although Mr. Brick insists tho
game will be played a few more in
Not only was a flow of Commercial
club oratory turned looso, but thoBo ac
customed to tho more peaceful ways of
life, arose and registered all sorts of
kicks as to why certain things wer
done, nnd why tho merchants were cnll
od on for donations when it was under
stood last summer at tho re-organization
thnt the payment of dues prevent
ed nil street solicitations.
When Mr. Brick distributed a littl.
card in which a few words wore said
about being a live ono and not a Kip
Van Winkle,' he aroused the fighting
spirit of the old guard. Mr. Hucke
st.ein didn't like the idea or suggestion.
"We have men just as live as any
found in Oregon. The name will do
nothing for us. In fact, you will have
to show me that our success depends on
a chango in name," said Mr. liucke-
The Eov. R. F. Tischer rather liked
tho old name better and could not see
that tile chango of name would benefit
Would Exhaust Club's Energy.
Judge 1'. II. D'Arcy expressed th
opinion thnt a new fungled name or any
high sounding titlo would be of no ben
efit. The ltip Van Winkles of this club
wish to return the present name. If we
uso too much of our energy in changing
our inline, we won 't amount to any
thing," said Mr. D'Arcy.
"Everything is rininiHg too smooth
and there are no arguments," declured
Mr. Brick, when given a chance to dis
i'.uss Iub proposed nmendmunt. "These
littlo cards about ltip Van Winkle, and
ubout being n live one, wore distributed
just to arouse a little enthusiasm."
Notwithstanding his eloquent idea
for the chnngo of name, and tun pocket
ful of proxies, which, us Mr. Brick said,
were from the leading men of tho city,
his motion for the clinuge was lost, and
for the present the Conunerciul club wll
bo known us the Coinmerciil club.
As to whether n man should vote by
prpxy was iinotlier proposition thnt
turned looso floods of oratory. The
general opinion prevailed that proxies
were ii bud thing for any legislative
or deliberative body. President Hamil
ton stilted he would consult Judge
Charles jMcN'ary, while others thought
Huberts' Utiles of Order might decide.
The proxy proposition will be threshed!
nut at. another meeting. Ihe liev. K. r.
l ischnr was opposed to proxies and ab
sent treatment and in I i united that Ii
preacher ought to know.
As to an inquiry why merchants'
worn being solicited when muny thought
that going Into tho new orgnniMition
would cut out nil sorts of contributions,
President Hamilton ruled thut what
wns intended wus thnt the Commercial
club would not solicit merchants for
contributions, but that the club could
not prevent uuy organization and priv
ate party from iiHking for funds. Thi
ruling wus not neenrding to the under
standing of muny of the members.
f inancing the .Marion county jouitry
show wns another question on which.
decided opinions were expressed. I). A.
White churned that the Commercial cluii
should finance poultry show and any
thing for the benefit of the commun
ity. "The poultry show Is of the great
est Importance, und yet when we want
money for tjiis show, wo are tola there
is no money," exclaimed Mr. White.
Mr. Hamilton had expressed the opinion
there wus no money in sight for the
"How Goes the Money?"
At this stngo of the proceedings vitr
rious members wnnted to know what
wus being done with the Commercial
club money, and why if the club hail
at least I.OIKI thut could bo easily col
lected, why the club could not help
such an important enterprise as the
Marlon County l'oultry show. On the
motion of Judge 1'. II. D'Arcy, it was
voted that tho board of directors do all
In its power to finance tho Muriou
County l'oultry show, Walter Smith
stated that by charging an admission,
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