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Coolidge aJd General, the White House horse he has selected for his morning rides. 2---French r aathorities examining the contents of a truck at tile boundary of the occupied Ruhr re,on, 3---Mrs. Duff, a grandmother, who will run for mayor of Hoboken. N. J., on the Democratic ticket / REVIEW OF EVENTS Pip.cZlot&apos;s Efforts to Avert ension of Anthracite Coal Mining. THREATENS GREECE of Military Commission in May Lead to Another War Way fop Aban- doning Passive Resistanco in the Ruhr. By EDWARD W. PICKARD the aulthracite miners nor were entirely saris- with the compromise settlement suggested by Gov. L Pincher of Pennsylvania. and  prospects at thls writing are that  be a temporary Suspension tvoai nfining <luring which the men will continue at work Imcreased wage. Parts of the plan were acceptable to and it is presumed that will be carried further. Pinchot's proposition for of the controversy con- main points: eight- longer necessary at eertaiu times 2 A uniform increase of ]0 per cent all employees. This increase to Seprember 1. recognition of the union by without the clmck-off, the right to have a union top- the men are ion of the prin- bargaintng. more the Penn- executive, at the request of go, had been studying with the assistance of and ng with the rep- the he served no- hat the threatened of anthracite mining on allowed; interested, "to both the fact that a proposal for an in- the cal- t would add of mining made easily absorb 1 a ton of "in from the consuer," to make proposals later absorbed out of existing and distributing employers' repeamd tenders of settle all present details he set aside. He .that the wage and working should be one coal anthracite strike another opportunity for sPecula. reap The - conclusion that or wholesaler of the extreme- for anthraeite." in of Jobbers time it IN France and .llled to Frustrate Czar. r is the and by Sat- and though there seemed really small chance of hostilities, the nervous statesmen remembered the somewhat similar situation between Austria and Serbia tfiat developed into the great- est of all wars. Actually it was only Italy that was shaking a fist. A few days before the members of the Ital- ian military mission headed by Gen.  Ebrlco Tellini. which with llke mis- sions from France and Great Britain was engaged in delimiting the Grace- Albanian frontier, were ambushed and assassinated between Janina and Santl Quaranta. Greece had been ex- tremely dissatisfied with certain find- ings ff the mission, and the fact that the Greek delegate who always ac- companied the Italians was absent when the crime was committed con- vinoed Italy that it was a Greek po- litical plot. Premier Mussolini therefore instruct- ed Minister Montagna to present to Greece a written note in which Italy demanded : "Ample excuses from the highest military authorities. "Solemn funeral ceremonies in the Greek cathedral at Athens to be at- tended by all the members of the Greek government. "Honors to the Itqlian flag on the part of the Greek fleet. Some units "of tim Italian fleet will be sent to Plraeus expressly to receive a Greek salute of 21 salvos. "A thorough investigation and cp- ture of the assassins within five days of the acceptance of this note. "Capital fpunLshment for the crim- inals. "An indemnity of 50,000,000 ltre (roughly $2,500,000), payable within five days. "Military honors tO the victims as they are put aboard an Italian war- ship for return to Italy." Mussolini den]anded a reply within 24 hours, and his overnment at once got busy with its army and navy. Part of the fleet left Taranto hurriedly under full steam for an unannounced domination, and other units were con- centrated at Cape di Leuca, the point of Italy nearest to Greece. Huge mass meetings were neld in various Italian cities and there were demon- strations against Greeks, but little vio- lence. In her reply to this ultimatum Greece rejected demands four, five and six, which Were considered too hu- ralllattng. Demands one, two, three and seven were accepted In modified form. The lnterallied council of ambassa- dors met in Paris and sent a message to the Greek government declaring that It reserves for the powers the right to make-known eventually the penalties and indemnities which may be Judged necessary in connection with the killing of the members of the Ital- ian boundary mission. The British fore office, sis0 got busy at once, making extraordinary efforts to pre- vent hostilities. It was understood that in case of a deadlock with Italy, Greece would propose to refer the en- tire matter to the League of Nations. Italy was aggressive in two other quarters. To the astonishment of the other powers, she suddenly, entered the Tangier question, landing a few sol- diers in that African town and an- nouncing that she nust be considered in the settlement of Its future status. which is to be made by England, ance and Spain In conference in London. Mussolini also had made de- mauds on Jugo-Slavia for a settlement of Flume affairs satisfactory to Italy, nd his virtual ultimatum expired Fri- day. It was reported that Italian troops were mobilizing in Flume. enough were elected to enable them to carry out this plan. ISSISSIPPI also had what amounted to / an election last eek--the runoff primary of the Dem- ocratic parry. The contest for 'the governorship was between Henry L %[hltlield, former president of the State College for Women, and Theo- dore G. Bilbo,' former governor. The former was victorious by about 15,000 VOteS. EFORE this is in the hands of the reader Chancellor Stresemann o Gemnany nmy have resigned in order that passive resistance in the Ruhr nmy be abandoned, for it is held in Berlin that he cannot capitulate offi- cially, and at the same time it is ad- mitted that the nation cannot hold out much longer in its course of opposi- tion to France and Belgium. Three things are hreaking down Germany's resistance---the cost and scarcity of coal. the financial situation and file failure of Bavaria to co-operate. The Bavaritm officials have made demands on Stresemann whioh he can hardly accept, and it is believed Bavaria may secede from the Gernmn confederation if "the chancellor undertakes to put through his program of dictatorial measures. ,Industrial leaders of the Ruhr and the Rhineland .have consented to a scheme of gradual abumlonment of the passive resistance, and this may lead to discussions between Germany and France. It was held significant, als(, that a permit was granted for a meeting of representatives of Prussia, Btvhr Saxony and other German states with the, R htneland conaisslon at Eohlenz. B 'S ELGIUM  reply to the British note was delh-ered last week..rod was nor very pleasing [o either Frantic off Great Britain. It upholds France ou the Ruhr occupation, but hits France by suggesting that Germany's pay- ments should be divided among the allies in proportion to their respec- tive material damages. Adoption of the s.uggestion means that Belgium's war ravaged zone would-be repaired at Germany's cost, whlle France would lose penslons for 1,600,000 killed and 2,000,000 badly wounded soldiers. Bel- gium would sacrifice pension for ,- 000 killed and 40,000 mutilated, OL. ERNEST P. BIOKNELL, Col. R. E. Olds and W. G. Pearce, Amer- ictus" delegate to the International Red Cross conference in Geneva, got as far as Paris and then' refused to proceed because of a statement in a Swiss committee report that was con- slderbd offensive to the United States. This read: 'rhe international Red Cross com- mittee ds not believe that in the do- maln of Red Cross work supremacy of influence must belong to those who are most powerful financially. Money, which permits creation of function- aries, is certainly useful, but it must not give them the impression that they are the masters of an lnstltutlon such asthe international Red Crs." This was taken as a direct slam at America becauss of the founding of the League of Red Cross Societies by the late H. P. Davison of J. P. Mor- gan & Co. and the fact that American money made up 75 per cent of the funds needed for that organization's operatiOns last year. Gustave Ador, president of the International Red Cross, cabled John Barton Pajuae, chairman of the Ameriep.n Red Cross that there was no intention of hurting American feellngs and urging -- the Americans to attend the Geneva LE(YONS in the Irish Free State meeting. passed off with surprisingly little disturbance.. Final reports were not /Apcp; LOWELL SMITH and LieUt. avallabl6 last week, but it was be-  John Ri . v hPnLa * " [ ehter, arm avlato, __K licked, that the government party .l:slX aviation reCOrd.q -at ,,._.qnn ..,,,, would maintain its plurality In the | Cal. They Were in the air mor than new parllamenL President Cosgrave ] birty-ren hours, established lour and nearly all of th 0 other go'ernment ] new speed records as well as maln but Eamonn new marks in leaders were re-elected, ] duration hOd distance. de alera was returned by County To complete the flight, they I'ade 15 Clare, defeating Prof. John MeNeill. contacts with another plane tu tgke Fre State minister of education, on gasoline, food, water, and l. Other republicans who won seats were C0unte Markiewlez and Mary Mac- Swiney. The government deemed the situation SO s that Prgsldent Cos- grave and some of his ministers left for Geneva to ' prepare for Ireland's entrance into the gue of Nations. , The republicans threatened to set up !a rival parliament, but it may be not ectorate of the Greek church in the urkish empire, says the Detroit the Baltic and Black where the Of FFICIAL recognition of th gov- ernment of Mexico by the United States was made Friday Simultaneoue ly in Washington and Mexico City, Formal resumption of diplomatic a. tions will follow almost immediately. Tile news was received by the Mexi. cans with great rejoicing. and by the terms of the treaty of Paris the Russians lost all they had gained or attempted to gain in the struggle. The allies' forces quit the Crimea on JUly 12, 1856. Peoullar Action of Wells, Along a road north of Stettler, Alto. until a fourth three TALES OF THE FRONTIER l By ELMO SCOTT WATSON s (, 19.'3, Western Newspaper Union.) "HE DIED GAME'" HEN a man of the old frontier came to the end of the trail there was but one valedictory for him if he was one of the true border breed --"He died game." A party of buffalo hunters was sur- rounded by hostile Indians in the Yeliowstone country of Montana. The ballets of the savages had shattered the leg of one of the hunters so badly that he could not ride. If his com- panions stayed with him, as they of. fered [o do, It meant the death of them all. He asked for his revolver and, al- though they knew why he wanted it, they brought it to him. He put the muzzle to his temple and pulled the trigger. The cartridge did not ex- plode." The hunter looked at the weapon curiously. "That was tim first time it ever failed me" he said quietly. Then he/rolled the cylinder one notch--and this time It did not fail him. Once some Texas cowboys who had made a semi-official punitive expedi- tion across the Rio Grande were cap- tured by the Mexicans. General Santa Aua ordered that they should draw from a jar filled with black beans and white beans to determine who of their number should face a firing squad. Major Cooke who had just passed hls thirtieth birthday, plunged his hand into the jar and drew out a black bean. "Well," he said with a smile. "they rob me of only 40 years." Another Texan, named Henry Whal- ing, looked at the death sentence which .he held in his hand. "They don't make much off of me. I've killed more than 25 of their yellow- bellies" 1 said with a touch of pr.lde In his voice. Up on a Michigan river a crew of lumber Jacks were trying to break a log jam. They were "dry-ptcklng," slow, laborious work under the Jum- bled nmss of timber that towered 40 feet in the air. Under the very face of the mass was a young fellow named 31mmy Powers. Suddenly tlere was a roar and the mass of logs lurched forward. A dam upstream had broken. In a flash Jimmy Powers rea4ized that he was trapped. So he Jerked off llls bat- tered old felt hat and hurled it de- fiantly in the very face of the solid wall of logs and water that poised over him for a second. "So long, fet- Iowsl'" spectators on the banks above Montana buffalo hunter. Texas cow- boy, Michigm lumber Jack--frontiers- men all--they died game` THE MEN WHO FOUGHT ON SKATES HEY fought on water but they were not sailors, For the water was. the frozen surface of Lake George In New York and they were "Rogers' "Rangers," commanded by Maj. Robert Rogers, one of the most successful eolonlal leaders who ever fought under the British flag against the French. In January, 1757, Rogers was de- tailed to the special task of harassing the enemy around Ticonderoga and Crown Point. The Ranger leader equipped his men with skates upon which they sped over the ice on In- numerable daring raids under the very guns of the forts. They burned houses and 'barns, they slaughtered cattle and t1ey captured sledge-loads df provlslons intended for the garrl- sons, One day near Ticonderoga Rogers discovered a sledge moving across Lake George and sent his lieutenant, John Stark--the Stark-of Bennington fame later---to intercept it. A moment later ten more sledges aplYcared but, discovering. Stark's approach, their drivers immediately put about to flee. In an instant Rogers' men had clapped on their skates and started In pursuit. Stark had already overtaken the rear sled but it soon became evident that the bigger prize was about to escape. One gfter another the sledges crossed the llne of safety intil all except two had swept past. Just as they were aboutto rech the goat, Rogers, who was a little In advance of his men. unslung his gun, Never slackening for an instant his terrific speed, he threw the weapon to his shoulder and fired. One of the horses crashed to the Ice hut it was carried along by its mo- mentum for a hundred feet before its mate became entangled In the har- ness and fell. In a moment the Rangers had surrounded the driver and made him prisoner. The lust sledge also;fell an easy victim. The race between horse and man had been won by man. Knowing that "the drivers who had escaped woutd arouse a pursuing party, - Rogers immediately ordered a retreat. Within a few hours the Preach and Indians were swarming all around them. After an all-day fight in @hich many of the Rangers were killed and Rogers hlnasetf se- verely wounded, they finally beat off their attackers and. in a retreat filled with hardship and danger, managed to make their way back to Fort William Henry. Sn6W Effective Barricade. To test penetration of rifle ots snow walls six feet six Inches thick w erected In France. Rifles were 8z at a distance of 55 yards. In each case the II was stopped at a peaettion of five and a half feet. 8mall Thingl Count. 8mall kindllesses, all courtesleL small eoIderaflo, habitually prae. flced In our'clal Intercourse, give a greater ehn tothe character thaa the dis]lay of great talents and ae. eemlislunen--M. A. Prince of Wales to Rusticate on Canadian The prinoe of Wales, traveling Incognito as the duke or Cornwall, will urrlve m ueoet about teP :o the E. P. Ranch near Pokisko, Alberta, where he will spend a quiet month with his horses. ns. The illustration shows, below, the ranch house; above, the barn, and at the right, thelprince. New York Gets First Air Mail From San Scone at Curtiss field, Long Island` as the first all-air mail from San Francisco was postal truck to be taken to the .New York post office, Jm after Pilot C. Eugene Johnson had his leg of the trip across the continent. Keeping Up With Her Hubby DRAPED I When Eyre Poweil, noted COrlspondenL married Miss Dorris Brtggs of Los/Uageles, she said she could keep up regardless of his reputation as (me of the world's most widely traveled newspapermen. Mrs. Powelrs honeymoon has covered over 15,000 adventurous miles "on the Job" .nd has Included ev- crytMng from 0-mile an hour speedboat dashes to mountain cllmhing. v Young Chip Salutes the Old Block I Some of the reside In New ranged an art from Arts a grmp of Frederick was placed on the some of the were so scandalized the local police canvas tent sent It back of New Rochelle BEST OF MrL . C L who won In the under the In WhiCh J Mrs. Ma. Gen, Robert Lee Bullar(L commander of the ='ond corps area, takes governor, th salute presented by his son, PHvate Charles K. Bullard, a member of the sweater Cizens' Military Training camp at Platt.burg. Young" Bullard Is a rookie most in Company D, and Is only seventeen, competitors. FROM FAR AND It Is recognized that the matrimonial Flattery when practiced  a fine you whistle knot is the most serious tangle of all art Is called tact: But he If some men would work more and DRring her eouriMp no girl Is In from hope less they would get along bettm', favot of disarmament.- There ar]ao living descendants of It Is'd[flltnaR for a woman to Shak Cowper, Dryden, Swift Shelley or France mttlmt of the wr tl