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EL PASO HERALD
EI Paso, fair, warmer; west Texas, fair, warmer;
New Mexico, fair, warmer; Arisaa, fair, warmer.
LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
BY HAIL. Jl A MONTH IN TEX.. N. U.
ARIZ. AND HEX.. ELSKWHEBB. II M
EL PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY EVENING. DECEMBER !6. 1920.
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20 PAGES. 2 SECTIONS. TODAY.
WIFE SAYS SHE KILLED MATE WITH AX
Pesos, 49e; Mexican gold, $50; nacio rules, $23.50;
bar silver, domestic 9954c, foreign Mc; copper, I4c;
gram, higher; ttvestocs, lower; stocks, lower.
OLD SANTA GET
A Mohair Goat Of The
Them Each Spring.
MANY GOATS NOW
"Harvest" Of Santa Claus
Is Made Annually
26 Of 600 College
Girls Agree To Ban
Candy, Short Skirts
BOSTON. Mass, Dec 16. Oat
of 60 girl students at the
Boston college of secretarial
science. J were willing to give up
caady. high heels, short skirts and
eating between meals, and foreg-o
late dances and theater parties for
the sake of wearing- a chevron on
the sleeTe of their "gym" suits.
The swards under the chevron
system recently adopted by the col
lege were made today to the
BY G. A. MARTI.V.
II THERE do all the Santa
W whiskers come from?
This is a question that all the
children have been asking of late
since the holiday period began to ap
proarh and "Old Santa" has appeared.
Their origin was very prosaic.
j.;-v unut: auornoa me oacK or an
n-d.nary Mohair goat not far from En
iaso ana tnat same goat Is no
rowing a new set for some other
.-anta l iaus or mayhap a Rip Van
Billy surrendered his fleece severaal
months ago last spring, to be exact
- or me aanta jiaus wtiiskers or the
- "it holidays and In a few months
- re he will be giving up another
- tlI for another year's Santa Claus
-rop The whiskers are collected
aiTost a year in advance,
Biilv works regularly, eats his reg
r ration?, which In most cases is
1 "it no other animal cares to eat.
i-tl continues in uninterrupted
r'1-, is ure the consumption of tomato
" o ers. fence post bark and some- ,
- g a few straws of alfalfa, as ha
k-t-ps ot growing a new coat each
ar Tor some new Santa Claus or
'ie rroaern Kip Van winkle, but
' y' owner only lets the whiskers
i ui- v -e marspi wnen tne price suits
a. u he feele satisfied that they
'I pay proper returns on the cost
. d u'uc of Billy and his brothers
To Popularize Predeets.
o .ai r and Mohair products are
:.e known to the people of the
-itr, but they play an Important
-rt in the things that are manufac-
in Amencaa. Recent samples
. ' - a' is made from Mohair, shown
i;T J 'a so by members of the Mohair
,1-cv, rr' association, were eye open
- - to ttio-e who saw them. To fnr
t popularize Mohair products, the
-r-- ra are planning to put on a
incn of education to acqualant
people of the United States with)
value or Mohair products.
U. S. HELP FOR
FARMER IS SAID
TO BE UNLIKELY
300,090 IN U.S.
San Francisco Machinists
Ask Union ChiepTo
Make Contraa. '
PLAN TO RELIEVE
Reserve Bank Chief Stands
Pat Against Political
By DAVID LIWREXCC
IT WASHINGTON. IX 0, Dec. 16,
r V Congress would raise false hopes
by the passas-e of resolntlAna
promising . financial relief to ' the
iarmer. in the opinion of officials In
uie executive oranch of the govern
raent. The senate has adonted rxt.
olutlon directing the secretary of the
treasury to revive the war finance
corporation and expressing- to the
ieaerai reserve board the opinion that
liberal credits should be extended the
farmers of the countrv.
This action of the senate probably
wm ov louoweo oy a zavoranie vote
In the house and then congress will
have discharged Its obligation to the
farmers who have been clamoring for
ncip as pnca aecuneo. out cne tmifi
is the resolution will be practically
ignored, will not aid the situation and
the farmer who relies on it Is apt to
be In a worse situation than th ane
wno ooes not.
Investigation at the axecntlv nrt
or tne government reveals, for In
stance, that Gov. Harding of the fed
Soviet Is Reported To Have
QAN FRANCISCO. Calif, Dec 16.
tj in a resolution adopted by San
Francisco lodge No. 68. Interna
tional Association of Machinists, the
general executive board of the inter
national association Is called upon to
sena its presiaent to Kussta at one
to contract with the soviet govern
ment for employment of idO.000 mem
bers of the association.
The machinists would have mem
bers of their association operate
machinery said by press dispatches
to nave oeen contractea tor wtui
American firms by the soviet govern
The resolution, which wa Intro-
duced by J. R. Beekmeyer. business
agent of the local union, sets forth
the plan as a means of offsetting
alleged serious unemployment of the
crart in the united states.
FOUR NEW NATIONS
TAKEN INTO LEAGUE,
pENKVA. Switzerland. Dec 16. (By
vi the Associated Press.) Four new
nations were made members of
the league of nations by the assembly
of the league here today. They were
Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Finland and
France and Australia abstained
from voting when the admission of
Bulgaria was before the assembly for
Rene Vlvlanl. head of the French
delegation, declared France had no
objection to Bulgaria as a member,
but preferred not to vote in view of
the incompleteness of the Information
given it regarding Bulgaria's flt-
Tne Mohair Growers association ! reserve beard will stand pat and
planned a cation wide program I not regard the opinion expressed
the purpose of acquainting the 1 ln the senate resolution as mandatory.
'2 witn tne merits or. notne pro- 1 Sees Danger To Board
d mohair as contrasted with ex- I If conereas wants a-trvthine- rinne ft
nujuuru suns, omu i I in ub l uirtci me xtraeraj reserve Doara
-1 -n.n: or Carlsbad. N. 1L,
; association. "The general nub
- hs no idea of the Quality and pur-
-- s of mohair as it is now produced.
Vf.p.r nlk wears better and looks
i -ter tan worm silk and It does
i ca't.i dust and Is rain Proof.
T-r s re no poods made of worm
ik w..:rh cannot be reproduced by
n.ora r laoncs.
Ojt r rogxam Includes a substltu
- of 1-ome grown mohair products
- a -out f:00,0ti0,000 worth of silks
up each year. America has
t est Angora goat stock in the
u'"!i and through developments in
rf-d ir we have eliminated such de-
cs a- coarseness of fiber or exces
e r i.ness, which prevented the
"atTiil being dyed or manufactured
.-to quality fabric.
' An .mportant part of goat breed
i s the fact that Angora goats can
l rov. se on acreage worthless for
ntner purposes and thus millions of,
i-?sf acres can be used to good ac-
l unt-' I
Are Well Organised.
Mohair growers are the best organ -of
any band of men In the coun
tiv, ar'-ordlng to a general under
Ftrfitng on the outside. They have
fip.t of the best marketing organiza
i,ors in the world.
If a pound of mohair Is marketed
tn f.e T'mted States outside of their
rssoc.ation. nobody knows it. If
ther" is a mohair grower in the coun
trv ho Is not a member of the as
FOt"2tion. nobody knows of it at pres
ent and If there is a member of the
association who will sell his mohair
(CoBtinsed en page 3. celBmn X.)
I serve act, and If It does that it would
not be surprising to see the federal
reserve board go to pieces altogether
by the prompt resignations of several
of its members.
Either the federal reserve board
will act for the best interests of the
country according to its best banking
juagment. or tne ieaerai reserve sys
tem wiu Decorae tne zootoau 01 con
That's the critical -view of the sttn
atlon as it has developed in executive
quarters in the last, few days.
Some inkling of the seriousness
with which members of the federal
reserve board, regarded the Invasion
of their prerogatives reached the
senate yesterday for the proposal to
limit the discount rate of & percent
was voted down after it was learned
what a mischievous effect the action
might have had on the entire bank-
uarauur is independent.
Gov. Harding has indicated in Us
testimony before congress exactly
how he views the proposal to extend
inrther credits to the agricultural in
terests and the action of the senate
Harding is to be governor of the
federal reserve board until August.
1922, and though he comes from the
soutn. whicn has been insistent tnat
cotton growers be protected by the
extension of credits, he Is acting in
dependently of any political influence
in tne" matter.
The fact that senator Carter Glass
of Virginia, a Democrat and former
Continued on page 3 column 4.)
HAVE YOU SENT IN YOUR CHECK -
FOR THIS CHRISTMAS FUND?
-"O.TRIBUTIOSS continue to be r-
ceived for the Christmas fund
for the little boys and s;!rls at
the Salvation Army home for women
and children. The Herald Is raisins;
this fund that the Si Inmates of the
Home may have a happy Christmas.
11 Lit K IS B-tlJ ui ui. uwuvj
will be spent to bny clothing for
those in need of it.
Miss Ethel Brown continves her ef
forts to augment this fond and
turned in another collection today
totaling almost $100.
Mr5 Char Rader sends la two
ohectcs and 60 cents in stamps for the
fund, to make up a total of S390
ra.sed through the card party given
recently by the Margaret E. Caven
club m Odd Fellows" halL
Following are thes contribution
Pret.oa-Iy aeknow!sed I102.(
Mrs. Edw.rd c. Hitchcock 1S.S
1 iwT'nce Koch. 1514 Lawton S.SS
Fr. Frank H. Bout. MM Myrtle.. l.ftS
Sua Drag Co.
I. K. Baker 1S.SS
U. c. Bonds. 1S Mesa.
w. t. uixson uo.
El Paso Lumber Co.
Lone Lumber Co.
Thede-Sherrod Lumber Co. ...
A. a. Drake
Heualng American Lumber Co
Carl A. Beers
Alba H. Warren
Popular Dry Goods Co.
U. a Stewart
J. W. Edwards. Torutllo. Texas
Ethel A. Lee. SSM Hueco
Roy G. McFadla. Loaf's Sanatorium
Balance from Margaret E. Cmven
club's card party
Trl-8tate Grocery Cow 1 box oranses.
rotter conleetloaery Co-, s pouads eaadr
Stiioc of beads, small doU.
Christmas Fund For Children
CLIP this coupon and send it to The Herald, with your check for the Christ
mas fund fox the beys and girls in the Salvation Army Home for Women
wd Children ("Rescue Home") at Si Paso. Tkt Herald will see that the
mosey is spent far Christmas cheer for these little ane.
Ail contribBtioBo wilt he ackaowtedged is The Herald.
MILL WAGES ADJUSTMENT
GO INTO EFFECT MONDAY
North Adams. Mass.. Dec 1C No
tices were posted today in the Hoosac
worstea mt'is announcing a wage re
adjustment to ao Into effect Bondav.
The mills are part of the Arlington
PACIFIC MILLS TO CLOSE
FROM DEC 24 TO JAN. 3
Lawrence, Hass Dec IS. A shut
down from December 24 to January 3
nas oeen announcea oy tne Pacific
mills, employing 7800 operatives.
Business conditions and semiannual
stocktaking were given as the reasons.
BY SHOE COST
AH Hicles One Gin Cany Will
Not Bay Feet Covering
Chicago, ITL, Dee. If. There Is ao
man living with sufficient strength
to carry enough cow hides across the
street, to bring the 'price of a good
pair of shoes. C. N. Hyde, of Okla
homa told the farmes committee of
17 In discussing wholesale and retail
cost of livestock and meat.
"We found out by Investigation that
it would take a heavy team of horM
to carry enough cow hides over a
country road to pay for a new set of
harness. said Mr. Hvde. Wa fonnri
that butcher stock averaging 854
pounds was selling for S cents a
pound, or tit and that the farmer got
that amount, for raising, fattening,
shipping: and carina- for his stolr in
addition to paying commission and
yardage fees. Then we found that re
tail botchers sold the same animal for
J27 more than was paid by the packer
not counting the by-products.
Thirty-five states voted affirma
tively when the balloting took place,
and Australia Joined France in not
recording its vote.
The question of admitting Costa
Rica was the next on the day's
Secuua. isr. manBen or orway ex
lained that the only doubt in his
miua was wnetner costs Rica was
not. too smaii a country. Dot In view
of the membership of its neighbor.
Panama, he decided Costa Rica could
not oe exciuuea on tnat score.
Baek XJtfl v.tlan
Antonio Huneus of Chile, and senor
ixeeirepo or utomDta, asked that the
assembly vote unanimously in ad
mitting Costa Rica.
It was stated before the voting
took Place that France bail ma nK-
jection to Bulgaria in particular, hot
tuuiu wot voce oecause mere was
some analogy between the cases cf
Bulaaria and Germanv it wn. ...
strted that delegation desired to
maintain a consistent ettitnrf. ah
questions relative tt AnallntiA...
applicants for admission.
Debate was expected when the re
port relative to the admission of Bal
tic and Caucasian states was to be
considered. X. w. Rowell of Cuuili
gave notice to the committee that
Canada. a a Pacific ocean power,
took special Interest in the Russian
question. He declared that question
had been raised in its entirety by the
proposed relations between the league
and the stats carved out of the for
mer Russian empire.
Sees Dantrer Ahead.
Although the Baltic states had the
full sympathy of Canada, he asserted
the situation In Russia might change
uo me league mignt una itseu raced
by a new government claiming access
to the sea. in which eventuality the
league wouia incur grave responsiDii
The eomnaittee renorted unfavor
ably on the applications of Armenia,
Esthonla, Lithuania, Latvia and Oeor
aie. It failed to recommend the ad
mission of Armenia because authority
over the entire territory of that na
tion was not being exercised by the
a-overnment. The hone m .tnrnwH
that Armenia might be admitted at an
it was pointed out that Armenia
as a sia-natorv of the tnunr nf
Sevres, the Turkish peace treaty, and
the question was raised whether the
ratification of that treaty, when it
waa aceonrDlished. would not make 11
automatically a member of the league.
i oie ior Armenia.
Canada, Switzerland. Sweden. Peru.
Uruguay, Veneuxela. Portugal and
owTicur votea xor aamission. out the
votes of SI other states were recorded
against It. China, Persia and Poland
ajMnainea xrom voting.
The assembly adopted a resolution
presented by delegate Rowell of
anaoa, expressing tne hope that
president Wilson's efforts would re
sult la the saving of Armenia and
the establishment of a stable govern
ment so that it might be admitted to
w league in tne not zar distant In
It was planned, if the assembly
finished the election of new members
soon enomrh to take nn th. lu.
budget and pass appropriations for
wie coming year, wnicn nave Deafe
somewhat criticised at committee
meetings with regard to salaries of
men connectea witn the secretariat.
At the onenlna of today uuiitn
president Hymaas announced that the
request for consideration of the
Tacna-Arica case at this session of
the assembly had been withdrawn,
with the renueat that It h nnt nn ik.
i c, 01 next assembly, to meet
Series Of Meetings To De
termine Amount Germany
Must Pay Opened.
Allied Delegates Appear
Hopeful Session Will
GEN. HILL'S BODY IN STATE
AT MEXICAN CAPITAL; MEN
Ub PROMINENCE ARE GUARDS
Coal Price Breaks
Biluminous At $5 JO Ton
Pittsburg. Pa, Dec IS. Pittsburg
public school buildings which a few
weeks ago were closed because of
luc iv lnaoiiiry 10 obtain a h fnm nn.
ooai supply at s a ton, today were
storing quantities of coal at S5.S0 a
The bottom fell m'i nf th . -u-
when a wholesaler notified the super
intendent of supplies that he had
ISO tons which he had to get rid of
because the raltmajt Annnnw
demanding demurrage. The superin
tendent named bis own price.
Painters Cut Wages
12y2 Cents An Hoar
Jfoberly. Mo., Dec lfc Union paint
ers here have voted to cut their wages
from 87 cents an hour to 75 cents.
They said that the move waa made
to lower building costs and to attract
work which is not beino- nlnrpfl at IK.
FACTORY CLOSES JANUARY 3;
1 MILLS REDUCE WAGES
Providence. R. I Dec is The
Jenckes Spinning company, said to be
me worurs largest producer of tire
fabric has announced suspension of
business In most denart m en tm until
January 3. Employes were asked to
turn in their par checks.
B. B. and R. Knight. Ino, operating
ii cotton mills and bieacneries in this
state and Massachusetts, today aff-
nounced a reduction in wages of em
ployes. effective next Monday. The
amount of the reduction is under
stood to be 22 percent.
jl JEXTCO CITT. Mex, Dec. The
iri poay or secretary of war Gen.
a.y. was removed from his home to
the National palace, where it will
lay in state until this afternoon,
when the burial took place In the
French cemetery In Mexico City.
Thousands nf tmi-smm wimmA few ha
bier this afteraoon And voninr uth
officials took turns in standing guard
over the body.
It is rumored here that the port
folio of minister of war was offered
0 junnei ie.eax. tne Tampico dis
trict YAieftain. who refused to accept.
Gen. Hill was considered In some
political circles as the logical suc
cessor of president Alvaro Obregon.
Born of rich parents in the state
of Sonora. Mexico. Hill waa educated ,
In the schools of Metfco and latr
sent to the schools of Italy, where be !
studied as a civil engineer. Most of
his early life was spent In Europe
where he traveled extensively.
During the latter part of the IMas
regime. Hill retaraed to his native
country, where he took up farming In
.nora- When Gen. Obregon was
called from his farm to head a di
vision Of revolStlAnar-V trrunm XT.fl
Joined Obregon's organisation becauso
. . . etroujc ixienasnip wnicn ex
isted between tttm twn in
when Hill was second In command of
j.is.3 uvtuiwcn division, commanded
by Obregod. which operated along the
Pacific coast against the Huerta gov
ernment. Following the break between Gen.
Obregon and Gen. Gonzales. Gen.
Hill was again placed In charge of
Miiry awcnci or tne city of
Mexico. He remained until called to
the cabinet of president Obregon.
rRUSSKLaS. Belgium. Dec It (By
lj the Associated Press.) Economic
experts of five of the principal
allied powers and Germany met at
the conference table here today in
the first of a series -of meetings
wnicn win go far toward determin
ing what Germany must pay for war
reparations. Delegates from the al
lied nations appeared hopeful that
the session, which will last probably
a week or 10 days, would be fruitful
The German representatives, who
arrived here last night, gave an Im
pression of being on the defensive.
i ne uenun a e legation is composea
of 27 delegates, headed by Slgmund
Bergmann, Rudolf Havenstein. presi
dent of the relchsbank. replaced Karl
F. Von Siemens. One of the German
representatives, herr Silberschmidt,
labor representative, will arrive later
in the meeting.
Tbo-flrst meetlntr was called to
order at 10 oclock with former pre
mier Delacroix of Belgium presiding.
The arrival of the delegates at the
paiais oes acaoemies. wnere tne ses
sions are belnsr held, attracted no
attention on the part of the public
xne morning session waa occupied
with a deoictlon bv Herr Schroeder.
German under secretarr of finance, of
uermanys dark economic outlook,
and said he hoped the allies would not
"put the knife to Germany's throat.'
The afternoon session was devoted
to a statement submitted by tbe Ger
mans on foreign exchange as It af
fects Germany's ability to pay reparations.
WOMAN SLAYS IN
ANGER AFTER ROW
IS POLICE STORY
Officials Declare Indications Point Attack on Man As He Lay
'Asleep; Spouse Maintains Her Innocence of Intent to
Murder; Dead Man's Supervision of Step
daughter Alleged Cause of Altercation.
TACOMA, Wash.. Dec 16. ABxat Scurry, a barber, 43. was kflletJ by
blows froca as ax, alleged to hare been wiekjed by his wife early today.
Mrs. Scurry called the police, who fouxl the husband dead from a blow
on tbe side or tbe bead.
Torreon. Coahulla. Mexico, Dec 1.
Manuel Chavarria, a prominent
Spaniard, connected with the Capricho
raacn. near me vuiaa;e ot saa Fearo,
was killed bv a band of roh-Mni who
attacked the place. A squad ot sol
diers was sent In pursuit of the band.
Three suspects were captured at the
Santa Teresa ranch and another Is re
ported to be biding: at another nearby
rancn nouse wnicn is belns aruarded
and his arrest is expected.
Tbe prisoners are being- held at San
Pedro pending- tbe capture of others,
when all will be brought to Torreon.
Chavarria. the murdered man. had
only recently arrived from Spain, but
during hia short stay at tbe ranch
village of Capricho had become very
popular and hia associates are deter
mined that every man who was con
nected with the killing shall be cap
tured and probably executed.
NEW CHARGE IN
Santa Fe. N. St. Dec 11 Whether
the supreme court grants a writ of
habeas corpus to the sixteen maraud
ers who rode with Villa into Colum
bus. N. JC, and who are now expi
ating their crimes In the New Mexico
penitentiary will make little differ
ence to them or the stats for if th r
are freed In the present legal fight
to determine the right of the gov
ernor to the pardon power, they nill
be Immediately rearrested on new
charges of murder.
There were many persons killed In
the Columbus raid, but tbe men In
prison were charged with one mur
der -only. Now new warrants have
been prepared and R. A. Lane, denntv
sheriff of Luna county, is here with
them. They will Le served It oc
casion arises, that is. if the supreme
(Continued on pace 2, column 3.1
DUTY TO BATTLE CLOSED
SHOP DECLARES HEAD OF
BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY
RHODE ISLAND COTTON MILLS
ANNOUNCE WAGE REDUCTIONS
Warwick. K X- Dec 16. The Eliza
beth mills, at Hills Grove and Esi
Greenwich and the Apponaug com
pany, at Apponaug, have posted no
tices to their 10 employes announc
ing wa.ee reductions December 20.
The Elizabeth mill thread makers,
employing 420, thus makes Its first
wage cut In 40 years.
The ApponanK. bleachers, gives no
amount In the notice, but it Is under
stood u be 22 percent-
UTAH MINE OPERATORS
ANNOUNCE WAGE CUTS
Salt Lake City. Utah, Dec A
cut in wages of silver-lead miners of
76 cents a day and of Si for copper
miners to go Into effect January l,
was decided upon at a final confer
ence of Utah mine operators here.
NEW YORK. Doc 16. The Bethle
hem Steel corporation will refuse
to sell fabricated steel to builders
and contractors In tbe New Tork and
I'niiaceipnia districts for buildings to
be erected on a closed shop basts.
This Dolicv was d 1 scl osed b v F!n -
gene G. Grace, president of the cor
poration, who testified before the
joint legislative committee Investi
gating the alleged "building trust.
replying to charges that his corpora-
non wu sponsoring ine open snop
movement by withholding steel from
ouuaers employing only union iron
"i. think. It Is a proper thing to
protect the open shop principle," de
clared Mr. Grace, who explained that
nis ntana would not be changed even
if building operations in New York
were to be suspended because steel
could not be obtained by union erec-
Whether the roroo ration will ex
tend its policy to ther parts of the
country, me witness said, aepenas
"entirely on what effect I should ex.
rect It to have on our general labor
Grilled By Cntermyer
The steel magnate was subjected
to a severe grilling by Samuel Unter
myer, the committee's counsel, who
has stated that he, Untermyer. Is the
largest stockholder In the Bethlehem
Charging Mr. Grace with "fenc
ing" and evading his questions. Mr.
Untermyer several times appealed to
senator Carson, acting chairman, to
crder the witness to answer his ques
tion. "Yon are not In the office of the
Bethlehem Steel corporation; you are
before a legislative committee," Mr.
Untermyer reminded the wirncss, add
ing that the "president must not have
his own way all the time."
While his corporation was a mem- j
ber of the National Steel Fabricators'
association. Mr. Grace declared. It had
acted Independently of the associa
tions "open shop" program and had
not entered Into any agreement "with
any other interests" to sponsor the
Asked if he believed the Bethlehem
corporation big enough to carry out
its open shop principle. If every other
steel company decided otherwise, the
"That is a matter of judgment."
Den Vina" that ha had attemnted tn
dictate to union builders, as to bow
they should erect steel Mr. Grace as
serted: "I told them they cannot have our
Holds to Principle.
When the witness denied knowledge
of the movement among fabricated
steel makers in the United States to
withhold steel from anion shop build
ers. Mr. Untermyer asked:
"Do you think it is a proper thing
for manufacturers throughout the
country to get together and dictate
to the builders In the different cities
of the country, whether thef shall
erect steel on union or open ship
"As to the question of getting to
gether. I do not know." replied Mr
Grace. "The question of whether it
would be a good principle; I should
say It would be.
"I fScmly believe that any character
of relations or associations to sup
port and protect the open shop prin
ciple of giving servioe by any char- ,
acter of laboring man in this country
Is a very good thing."
"Now can't you see what an ar- i
rogant and Indefensible attitude it
would be for the manufacturers of :
this country to try to force their I
point of view of what you call the i
'open shoo in the erection of their I
steel when other people might believe
it was to their best interest to erect
(Continued on page 2. column S.)
TO HOLD FAST
Declares Lloyd George Peace
Offer Wai Not Be Taken
-Seriously By World.
New York. Dec 1C. Premier Lloyd
George "surely does not fssink the
world win take hia peace Otter se
riously" when the men "who alone
can speak for the people of Ireland
are locked up In English prisons,
Bamonn De Valera. "president of the
Irish republic" declared in a state
ment last night.
De Valera said that he fully en
dorsed tbe message of "acting presi
dent" Arthur Griffith advising the
Irish people to hold fast; that he was
ready to discuss a treaty of peace be
tween the two natlona; that be had
full confidence in the men who still
were "carrying on" in Inland and
that be had not asked of premier
Lloyd George "perm Lesion to come to
America" and would not ask for it
"when the time came foe his return
De Valera Is "In hiding" in this
country, but may consider returning
to Great Britain if granted a safe
conduct by premier Lloyd George
Harry Boland. his secretary, an
nounced here today.
Mr. Boland. who said he alone knew
where Mr. De Valera was. declined to
make known hid whereabouts.
Mr. Boland was in a jovial mood
when a representative of the Associat
ed Press entered his office. He treat
ed lightly all references to reports
that Mr. De Valera would return to
"The chief Is all fagged out." he
said. "He has disaoDeared for a rest.
But I can say authoritatively that he
will resume bis tour of this country
he has many speaking dates to fill
when he Is rested.
"He dropped It at Milwaukee. He
will take it up again and go out to
"I am the only man who knows
where he is," he added with a smile,
"ex rep t the Sinn Fein bodyguard we
have around him.
Lo nd o n . En g.. Dec 1 6. Amend -ments
to tbe Irish homo rule bill made
tn the house of lords were ready for
cn-nt'deration today In the house of
commons. A debate on the Irish situ
ation seemed probable. The military
commission's verdict on tne origin of
the fires tn Cork last Saturday and
Sunday has not been made nubile and
It seems a decision was more difficult '
tnan was anticipated.
Eamonn De Valera. "president of
the Irish republic" was rumored to
be on his way to Ireland, after IS
months In America.
Discussion of a truce In Ireland,
pending a peace settlement, is de
clared to be proceeding with no defi
nite stage reached.
The British labor party has called
conference xor uecember 29 at
Mail Christmas ,
Parcels At Old
If vou have Christmas presents to
send parcels post don't take them to
ine new posxoiiice out to tne oia
Postmaster E. A. Shetton made this
"The Christmas rush Is so boar at
the postofflce." he said. That parcels
post business had to be taken to a
new building. Arrangements have
been made to receive packages at tbe
old federal building. Oregon and Mills
street. No parcels post packages will
be taken at the postofflce."
To accomodate the public branch
postofflces have been temporarily
opened at the White House and the
The wife was taken to the eity
jail, where she said, according to ti
police, she had struck her husband
with an ax following a quarrel.
She declared she lid not mean fo
kill him and explained that she was
wrought up Into great anger because
her husband objected to his step
daughter attending a social function
Police are inclined to believe thai
Scurry was struck as he lay asieet
In bed. Coroner G D. Shaver iounc
that a fractured skull h ad ca u s e d
MAIL PLANE CRASHES
INTO WIRELESS STATfOI
Omaha. Neb Dec It. An air ma.l
plane from Cheyenne, Wyo piloted by
pilot Cox. crashed Into the wireless
station at the landing field here at
noon today while Cox waa attempting
to make a landing. The plane was
wrecked bat Cox. making his first
trip to maha. from Cheyenne, es
caped ijjfury. The cargo of mall was
PART OF FORCES IN
NEW 'RED' ATTACK
Landing at Black Sea Port Viewed As Move lo Invade Armenia,
Persia; Czech Workers Killed in Clash With Troops;
Communists Fail in Attempt to Overthrow Gov
ment; Martial Law Is Proclakned.
NCORA. Ask Minor, Dec 16. Hie lauding of Russian soviet troops at
Trebrzond, on tbe Black sea coast, has begun, according to reports
iatrc Ike first conriagrat. k h said, coariprited 400 Chinese and Letts.
inr operation appears lo indicate an nrraNon of Arsseoia and Persia.
Gallantry On Cars
Hard To Find, But
Polite Man Wins $50
CHICAGO. I1U Dee. It. A ra
porter with fit pro Tided by
his newspaper to bs given to
the first man who offend his seat
to the reporter's companion, an
elderly woman carrying- a lartr.
market basket, rode Chicago de
rated and surface ears for four
sears before setting- rid of the
money. William R. Riley, an in
surance salesman, qualified for the
SAILS TO TAKE
Venice. Italy. Dec. 1. fiy the As
sociated Press.) Former king- Con-
stantlne, queen Sophie and their chil
dren sailed from Venice this morning-
on board the Greek cruiser
Averorf for Phaleron.
The Areroff weighed anchor st i
s:40 oclock and proceeded immedi
ately on her voyage to Greece with
the returning royal party.
A destroyer preceded the cruiser
out of the harbor.
The former king and family last
night, for the first time since June
14. 1917. slept under the royal banner
flying from the cruiser Averoff.
Regal honors were paid Constan
tlna from, the moment he set foot
on deck yesterday.
Rear admiral Phillip Andrews, com
mander of the American naval units
Marital Imir Bwcsued.
Prague, Csseno-Slovakla, Dee It
Martial law has been declared a
Bruex. a town in Bohemia. 14 mfs
north st Saatc by the Czecho-Slova-kias
government. This measure -tea-
decided upon In consequenco of r
clash between troops and striker?
during which six workmen vera
killed and li wounded.
Caeeh Beveit Falla.
Paris. France, Dec 16 (By the As
sociated Press.) Attempts made
communists in Cxecao-Slovak:a to
overthrow ibe government and 9?iz
power In that nation have faiied en
tirely, according to the !a:est dis
patches to the French foreign off'ce
The Csecho-Slovak government, it is
declared, is emerging from the tar
ratoil of the last fortnight Is a siror.g
The communist leaders have br
msrisoned. the advices state, and :r
communist newspapers have bee-i
Belgrade, Jurro-Slovla. Dec 1 T!-.
cabinet headed by Dr. Xllenko R. Ve--nltch
in the Adriatic was among those rrhj
called on him.
Call Is DeuMed.
Washington. D. C Dec 1. tf
rear admiral 7hilllp Andrews, com
manding the American nr.val force t
in the Adriatic paid an official car
oa former king Coestantine, c;
Greece, at Venice yesterdav. as r- -ported
in press dispatches, naval of: -ctals
said today it would he unusual
These officers ss well as those o'
the state department suggested tha
the call very probably was aporc Ine
commander of the battleship Averc:-:.
DIES FROM BURNS
Winner. 8. D Dec 18. John
Schumaa died at a hospital here yes
terday from turns received in an a' -tempt
to save his wife from their
biasing- home in which she and the.r
four children met death Monday.
llrASHINGTON. D. C Dec It
y An unusually sevsre earth shock,
estimated to be rtO0 miles from
Washington, was recorded early to
day on the se'smograpb at George
Recording of the shock began at
7:2$ a. m. Maximum tntenaity was
reached at ! 7 s- m and it still was
in progress at :50 a. n. The disturb-
which it is planned to start a national ance was described by the Rev. Fr.
campaign for peace in Ireland. Francis A. Tondorf. director of tbe
(Georgetown seismologies! observa-
LIQUOR TAXPAYER. (tory. as the worst recorded here .n
San Francisco. Calif.. Dec it The two years.
internal revenue tax on 61 barrels of! Fr. Tondorf said the estimate of
liquor which, according to testimony distance was difficult to calculate.
VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE ROCKS
RECORDING MACHINES; THINK
LOCATION IN MID-ATLANTIC
given by Harry BrolaakL waa with.
drawn from bond tor Democratic na
tlona convention entertainment pur
poses, wss paid by John & Dunnlgan.
clerk of the board of supervisor, of
the city and county of San Francisco,
Charles Toungberg testified in Bro
laskrs trial on a liquor conspiracy
He Gels All The
News. In The Herald
Ochoa. N. at
Editor El Paso Herald:
Please send me The Daily Herald
for one jear. as I think It the
greatest paper in the west and I
cant do without It It gives me
all the stock news I want to know.
C W. Goedekl.
from the early portion of the record
of the shock.
The distance of 1800 miles from
Washington, estimated by Fr. Tondorf
would Indicate the location of the dis
turbance to be la the United States,
near the Pacific coast. If In the west,
or In the vicinity of the Asores If -o
Registers at Cfcieaso.
Chieaaro. m Dec it An earth.
quake, the severest recorded here 'o
. two years, is being registered on the
'seismograph at Chicago university
this morning. Ths center of tbe dis
turbance was esMmated at MM miles
The first shock was recorded at
8:11 a. m. central time, and the maxi
mum Intensity was reached at in. At
s oclock the seismograph was still re
cording: wave of decreasing Intensity.
As the observatory at Washington
reported the same anake waa iitaa
miles from there in an east or west
direction, the quake apparently !s
centered In the Atlantic ocean be'i
farther from Cxicagt, than from the
Seattle. Wash.. Dec. IS. An earth
quake shock so severs that tt temp
orarily put out of commission 2
tnstrnmenLii, was recorded on seismo
graphs at the University of Washing
ton here today. The disturbance;
estimated to have centered about
2. saa miles In an east-westerly di
rectlon from Seattle, began at 4 24 a
ra- and reached its maximum inten
fity at 4:48 wben two recording
needles were displaced.
Today's Theaters ,
The Texan, Tom Mix.
The Mental Miracle, Travelntts.
"The Branded Woman," Norma
"The Fighting Chance"
The World and His Wife," Alma
Rubens and Gaston Glass.
"Son of Tarzon."
"The Money Changers."
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