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TOD ArS PRICES.
Pesos, 50c; Mexican gold, $50; nationales, J25.5C; bar
s.lver, domestic MVic, foreign 65'ic; copper, 13c; grain,
lower; livestock, lower; stocks, lower.
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ALL SHOT DOWN
Northern Arizona Mills Un
able To Make Money At
Present Lumber Prices.
BIG TIMBER BELT
County Second Largest In
Lountry ; Good Roads To .
The Grand Canyon.
By G. A. HARTIX.
FLAGSTAFF. Axis, Jan. 10 El Pu
lumbermen did not stretch the
truth when they amid recently
tint lumber mills oyer the country
were closing; down because or the low
Mice of the ' ontDnt-
AT1 the lumber mills In this part of
the state have closed. Various rea
sons are given. Some say they hay
closed "for repairs." others that they
are closed because of unfavorable rail-
road rates, others that the shutdown
has resulted from heavy snows In the
The trnth is that an have shut down
indefinitely awaiting a readjustment
of prices. Wages are the main thins;
now at stake. By closing down, it is
said, the mills expect to resume in
time with a lower vsgs scale, which
is the first requisite to production of
lumber at a profit at the present low
prices which are 4 to SO per cent
lower than a few months ago.
Three Bis Lumber Mills.
There are three big mills at Flag
staff "Flag." as they can It locally
and one at Williams. All are closed.
One of the Flagstaff mills Is owned
by the Flagstaff Lumber company
ana nas a oaiiy capacity ox ivu.vwe
feet. Another of these mills, located
at Flagstaff, is owned by the Arizona
Lumber and Timber company and has
a daily capacity of 60.99 feet; the
same company has a second mill at
Greenlaw's, six miles from Flagstaff,
with a production of 50.000 feet. The
mill at Williams has a capacity of
The Coconino national forest serves
all these mills with timber and they
employ a large number of men. The
closing means much to many fami
lies, the heads of which are anxiously
awaiting the resumption.
There is another mill at Albuquer
que, owned by the American Lumler
Co.. that gets its timber from the
mountains six miles from Thorea.u
station, which is west of Albuquerque.
This company owns Its own railroad
from Thoreau to the timber tract and
hauls Ui logs to Albuquerque to be
awed. It Is closed ostensibly became
tbe Santa Fe railroad has failed te
live up to its agreement to giro a
certain freight rate for the haulage
of the logs.
So far as known, this accounts for
ail th.ly.rr mills In album At
xona or New Itexico. and all are
Blggeat Thaeer Belt In W.rM.
The Coconino national forest Is a
part of the largest body of yellow
pine In the world. Starting in the
north at the Canadian line, the timber
belt runs south almost unbroken
through Utah and the states north,
through Arizona and New Mexico into
Mexico. At one time the bounds of
the San Francisco forest reserve, with
headquarters at Flagstaff, ran from
the Utah line on the north, south
to Clifton. Ariz., and CoL Fred Breen.
the present editor of the Coconino
Sun here, was supervisor. He was
appointed by Uncle Joe" Cannon, In
whose district he resided and worked
politically. Olfford Pinchot was then
chief of the forest service and Theo
dore Roosevelt was president.
CoL Breen held down the Job for
many years, but could not keep opt of
the newspaper game he had worked
in Chicago when Peter Finley Dunne,
McCuteheon, George Ade and others
since notable, were reporters. He had
worked In politics with the present
new governor of Illinois. "Len" Small,
and with former Gov. Dineen. "Bill"
Thompson, present mayor of Chicago,
former Gov. Frank O. Lowden and
others who have since become famous.
He presided over the convention that
nominated Small, the present gov
ernor, for clerk of the court of their
home county, the first political posi
tion Small ever held.
Cnitr la Large.
Flagstaff is an important trading
point and editor Breen says "it sup
plies all the surrounding territory."
Ocean eewtr, mt wtfteh Flac
ataff Is the eeunty seat, is the
en largest ee-snty ta the
Vaited State. San Bernard!
routy. Call far Bin, being tke larg
est. The eoemty covers aa area
a great a all the Hew Efctghwd
tatea. It is sal.
The county is the home of the fa
mous "Painted Desert" the delight of
all tourists, also possesses one or
the most valuable of the many cliff
dwellings remains in northern Arizona.
These are located nine miles south
east of the town In Waltnut canyon,
locally called "Cliff canyon." and
thousands of tourists urn -ally visit
them. People also come here to go
to the annual snake dances of the
(Ceattaaed i page 4. olemn 4.)
The Priceless Tiling
3y HERBERT HOOVER.
rJL small individual tmit of $10
wffl provide a coat and boots
and stockings and one meal a day
for one child this winter, in central
and eastern Europe. We urge every
one whose eyes are on these words
to rive qoickrr to as many of these
1 units aa possible to buy for them
selves that precious ana pncciess
thing the life of a little cafld.
So deeply de we ourselves feel the
urgency of this great need, knowing
ail the facts, that we should feel a
heavy burden of guilt if we did not
go beyond anything we have felt
possible heretofore in oMer to save
these 3.50tyX innocent children
from suffering and death.
(El Paao's quota of $20,000 is only
half subscribed. The local commit
tee consists of C. N. Baasett, treas
urer; J. 6. HeNary, H. J. Simmons,
0. S. Stewart, and H. D. Slater.)
The Region Included In The 11th Reserve Bank District Should
BT MAIL. SI
Wee Fish Enjoys Job
As Health Guard For
States of Southland
WASHINGTON, D. C Jan. 10 -Th
e top minnow, a wee fish,
la doing its bit for the health
and comfort of the American peo
ple and seems to enjoy the Job.
Its popularity as an agent in the
control of malaria and destruction
of mosquitoes has spread consid
erable during the last year, ac
cording to Samnel F. Hlldebraad.
assistant of the bureau of fisheries,
working in cooperation with the
United States public health service.
In 12 southern states employ
ment of the top minnow is reported
and nearly every sanitary engineer
who made use of it has reported
excellent results with a saving of
large sums where fish control re
placed methods that were more ex
DUAL PROBE OF
Department Of Justice Act
ing with Federal Trade
PRICE CONTROL TO
WASHINGTON. D. C Jan. 10.
An extensive investigation Into
the activities of lumber manu
facturers through their national and
regional associations, is being made
by the department of Justice with the
assistance of the federal trade com
mission. This is disclosed in a renert sent to
day to congress by the oommilon in
connection witn tne inquiry aetog
conducted by the senate committee
on housing and reconstruction. The
reirort. the commission says, is de
signed to show the activities of the
manufacturers and their attitude to
wards -national legislation, amend
ments to the revenue laws, elimina
tion of comuetitrv woods, control of
price and production, restriction f
refbrestration and other matters."
Active ia Legislation,
It is set out (hat be regional as
sociations have formed the National
Lumber Manufacturers' association
with hsslanartagst rhlrmrjs.
The principal regional association
listed as const! rating the national as
sociation, are the "Southern Pino as
sociation. West Coast Lumber asso
ciation. Western Pine Manufacturer
association. Northern Hemlock and
Hardwood Manufacturers' association.
Northern Pine Manufacturers associ
ation. North Carolina Pine association.
Georgia-Florida, Sawmill aasoclatlo i.
Southern Cypress association. Michi
gan Hardwood Manufacturers associ
ation, and the California Sogar and
White Pine Manufacturers assoda-atlon-
The commission Informs congress
that "the National association has
been very active in legislative and
departmental affairs which affect his
It adds that L. C Boyle, a Kansas
City attorney, with Headquarters In
Washington, "is employed to attend
to such matters for the national as
sociation" and that he a1 so represent
many of the regional associations.
The report says the national asso
ciation appointed a committee upon
"government relations," the function
of which was fully ratlined by Mr.
Boyle In a letter dated May 5. 11. to
Charles F. Keith, president of the
Southern pine association, which the
commission quotes as follows:
"To my mind, the outstanding op-'
portunlty your committee has to serve
the Industry, and lao the country at
large is to so mobilize Its units that
they may be in a position to more
adequately defend themselves against
the destructive tendencies of the hour.
The result can be aided by the indus
try being kept fully advised through
your committee or governmental ac
tivities political, legislative and de
partmental that have for their direct
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SHORT BALLQT IN NfiV MEXICO
DOOMED; PEOPLE OPPOSE PLAN
TO APPOINT STATE OFFICIALS
By GUTHRIE SMITH.
SANTA FE. N. M-. Jan. 10. Enact
ment by the fifth legislature of
such laws, and ratification by the
people of such constitutional amend
ments as are required to put into
force end effect the program as to
taxation and general state and county
government recommended by the spe
cial revenue commission, would im
mediately convert the state of New
Mexico into a land of Utopia, it is the
firm belief of a number of the most
enthusiastic supporters of the com
mission's pro gram. The extremists,
on the other hand, hold that the
adoption of any considerable part of
the commission's program would
bring; on statewide disaster.
Conforms to Party Pledge.
The commission's report runs along;
with the platform declarations of the
conventions of the two major parties
In some respects. Where this occurs,
there Is every probability that the
necessary laws will be enacted and
the resolutions passed to submit the
constitutional amendments needed.
While there is almost certain to be
submitted an amendment with respect
to the creating of a bipartisan board
to adminster the affairs of the present
state land office, it is by no means
certain that the people of New Mexico
will ratify such a proposed amend
ment. It is certain, however, that
the people of New Mexico would not
adopt an amendment to create an in
stitutional board, to direct the affairs
of all the state educational institu
A MONTH IN TEX N. M
MEX.: ELSEWHERE. IUI.
CUT DOWN COST
Gov. Campbell Says Legis
lature Must Save Money
For The State.
Many New Laws To Come
Before Body Meeting In
PHOENIX. Ariz.. Jan. 10. With pros
pects that the legislature will run
the full sixty days provided for
nv law. the lawmaker or Arizona
gathered nere toaay lor tne negro-
nmg or tneir oienniai lawmaajng ei
Gov. Thomas M. Campbell, in the
nrenaratlon of his message to the
legislature, is urging economy, for
says he it Is not possible to see how
the state is going to meet Its bills
unless expenditures are curtailed.
State Andltor C W. Fairfield, who
as executive secretary to the gover
nor for the oast year prepared fig'
ores for the governor In an effort to
put the state on the budget system,
says It wUl take U.4S0.SM to keep
the state going for the next biennial
nerlod. this only to Include about a
million each year for roads and an
other million each year for schools.
The appropriation would begin Jaly L
Assessment to Drop,
"Conditions will even be worse
after this year." said Mr. Fairfield,
-for the taxation of the mines Is paid
on the basts of a valuation arrived
at everv five veers. Next year we
are to fix the valuations for the
mines for the next rive years, and It
ia a-ointr to cause a Wtr dron because
of lack of production this year and
much or last. Assessed valuations in
Arizona will be cat UM.W0.O&O as a
Declaring for the necessity for
economy-. Gov. Campbell says it must
State Is Hard Up.
"I dont believe tne people of Ari
zona fully appreciate the cost of their
state and county government," said
he. "In the fiscal year of HU-H2S
there were gross receipts from ail
sources approximating twelve mil
lions of dollars sorely a large sum
for a commonwealth with only a
third of a nBUn people, many of
them Indlsns and aliens who pay no
"But even more Interesting." eon
tinned the governor, "is the fact that.
two-thirds of this vast sum. or prac
tically $S.0eoeo9, -jpa spent upon edu
cation. Tills included an features of
sflntetenanee bn'Mtag. inter net on
banded indebtedness. ete Btat the
mamtenanoe alone i spies stated IS
cent or tne iBjsssjse. ana or
pes cent tmaotr namrte
per cent. These
i are hie fls-nrea. bcrt
the fig-are for the current fiscal 1
192S-1IX1 wlH he bigger, for
teat nave eon craned, with
costs at their highest, and I
the salaries Uw hasn tewremaed. ac
cording; tm counties, Xros. 17 to 1
The governor said that the averaae
high school pvpn costs the state Just
about Sit per "m"t Phoenix, for
msxance, nas a tugn scnooi per cap
ita east of SITTJ&. One small hte-h
school spent $812 per pnplL
Got. Campbell Is sot against the
spread of ettttcatton. He Is an en
thsalastie atmoorter of the doctrine
that through schools comes the up
building: of the republic. But he does
belieTS that a plan can be put into
effect -within the state that will
serre to lessen ftdmin lstr&tfon costs
and will try to cooperate toward that
ena witn use lesuavre. Aireaay it
Is known that at least one complete
new school code will be placed before
the legislature, a bin similar to one
defeated In the last session.
A Iargre Membership.
In point of numbers this will be
the larsest leidslature In the hlstorr
of the state, which held its first letrte-
i&uve session in isjj. xne senate
will hare the same number it had
last session, nineteen members. The
house will hare four more, three
from Maricopa county and one from
Pinal county, due the redi strict tng
law. The number In the house will
be thirty-nine members. The senate
has ten Republicans and nine Demo
crats. The bouse has twenty Demo
crats and nineteen Republicans.
There will be two women members
In the house. There were four at the
last house session and three at the
session in 1917. The two women
members are from Yuma county.
They are Mrs. Nellie T. Rush of Par
ser ana Miss C JLouise Boehring-er of
(Continued on paj?e 3, column 5.)
tions and to handle also the state
lands. Nor would -the people ratify
any amendment looking- to the con
solidation Of the present state educa
Short Ballot Doomed.
There is not a possible chance that
thfLShort ballot will be put Into use
in New Mexico. This applies both to
county and state affairs. If the reso
lution to submit such an amendment
were to be passed by the legislature
by unanimous vote In both senate
and house, and then If the oraa-inxa-tion
of both the major parties should
work for its ratification, the measure
still would be defeated by a majority
of not less than lS.ftOO votes. The
people of New Mexico the great ma
jority take their politics with the ut
most seriousness, and are not willing
to delegate the power of selectins;
eounty and state officers.
Some kind -of a primary law will be
passed. Contrary to the opinion that
prevailed some months ago, the Re
publican majority In the legislature
will pass a primary election law with
positive giee, for thereby they will
be conducting the funeral service for
the fusion movement, which has de
feated so many Republican county
tickets, and helped to defeat some
state tickets. There will be a revision
of the mine tax law and the passage
of an Income tax law. Whether or not
any of the socalled useless offices will
be abolished la more than any man
EL PASO. TEXAS. MONDAY
PUBLIC LOOTED OF
MILLIONS BY RAIL
LINES, SAYS JEWELL
CHICAGO. 111.. Jan. 10. The rail
roads have broken faith with the
public according to charges made
today at the opening of the hearing
by the railroad labor board into de
mands of the railroad brotherhoods
that the national boards of adjust
ment be reestablished. The charge
was mads by B. M. Jewell, president
of the railway employes department
of the American Federation of Labor.
Mr. Jewell's statement opened the
hearings, which are expected to go
Into the allegations of the brother
hoods aa to the need of permanent
tribunals to adjust wages and work
ing conditions and also to hear claims
by the railroad managements that the
demands are only a anbterfuge for
perpetuation of the closed shop.
The employes' leader declared that
the public had been defrauded "prob
ably in violation of criminal statutes,"
of millions of dollars through cost
ntna contracts with eauinment com-
'. panics "controled by the same banks
that control tne raiiroaas.
He said that railroad control Is
exercised by a group of 12 New York
banks, trust companies, and insurance
companies "dominated by J. P. Morgan
STATE COMMISSION TO REPORT
AT ONCE ON PINK BOLL WORM
INFECTION IN EL PASO VALLEY
THE state commission hearing re
ports on and opinions of the pink
boll worm Infection probably will
reach a decision this afternoon. On
Its report hangs the destiny, to a cer
tain extent, of El Paso valley cotton
The state commissioner of agricul
ture, in writing to the governor,
stated that there was bad Infection
in all the El Paso district and recom
mended that El Paso be made a non
cotton growing zone. R. S. McDon
ald, chairman of the state commis
sion, explained that this letter was
not Important as It might seem, as It
was technical in It's nature and did
not decide anything, merely leaving
It up to the commission. Had he
recommended that the sons be a
regulated one, there would have been
no hearing, and In order for a hear
ing to be held he had to report as
he did. It was explained.
Legislation making a regulated
zone is for the purpose of controling
$2,000,000 GIVEN TO FINISH
RIO GRANDE IRRIGATION WORK;
BILL ALREADY THROUGH HOUSE
XTEARLY E2jBb0e0 has been
alleted tm the Rl Grande
Itfwftet frem the re-rJmtf-oa
sernee ran wmr imeire
The. appropriation, as a matter of
Worm, -has to pass through tne usual
legislative channels and be signed by
the president- But inasmuch as the
moiMT did not come out of the federal
treasury, but out of the revolving
fund of the reclamation service, there
was no doubt about its appropriation,
Mr. Lawson said.
South America and Far East
In Business Slump. U. S.
Washington, D. C. Jan. 10. Better
trade conditions between the United
States and South America and the far
east cannot be expected until rates of
exchange and labor conditions In for
eign countries have been improved,
according to a summary of world bus
iness made public today by the de
partment of commerce. The state
ment was the first of monthly sum
maries the department will issue.
In practically every country of
South America and the far east Im
ports have fallen in the last few
months and money has become hard
to obtain, cablegrams to the depart
Australia was reported to he await
ing; lower prices before buying much
In the American market.
Japan Money Tightened.
Japanese financial condition Is most
"unsatisfactory," commercial attache
James P. Abbott, cabled from Tokto,
and he predicted a severe drop in the
Japanese exchange rate. Mr. Abbott
reported banks have tightened the
money market by raising rates.
Japan, he said, finished the year
with a large balance of trade against
her and there are large stocks of un
sold goods in warehouses. The gener
al stagnation of business, he said, has
brought about a situation, which will
result In the cutting of wages.
Failure of many business houses in
China is foreseen by commercial at
tache J u lean Arnold at Peking, who
cabled that the ancient Chinese cus
tom of paying1 all debts on the new
year, February 8, will force many
places to close.
Low exchange rates has resulted In
an overstocked market in India, ac
cording to commissioner C C Batch
elder at Calcutta. He advised Ameri
can business houses to exercise care
in granting credits.
Argentina Trade Fall.
Argentina exports and imports have
dropped, while the money market has
become tight, commercial attache Ed
ward G. Feely at Buenos Aires re
ported. December failures doubled
those of the same month in 1919. and
many others were threatened, he said.
In Chile both exports and imports
were reported to be decreasing and
the exchange rate is unimproved.
G-eat care should be exercised in
granting credits, the department was
Veneseula was reported as still in
the midst of a financial decline. Com
missioner Bell cabled that many
European business houses in the face
ot the unfavorable financial situation
are establishing agencies in vene
seula. Commercial attache Carlton Jack
son reported that many business fail
ures were expected in Mexico and
9rL J)J-Jil"ii mi tag tmtem-
Mllf. IP-S-H UllllUl JBW yw
mk tfT Irrl. MrtknvMn. xsaaaae-r of the
EVENING. JANUARY 10. 1921.
OFFICER AND WIF
and company, and that only 25 men
are the instruments of this and an
even wider control."
Mr. Jewell added that this same
group of banks haa Interlocking direc
torates with 20 of the leading equip
ment concerns and that aU told 80
DareftBt of th'e railroad mileaae of the
country is under the domination of
this "Morgan-Steel combine."
50,000 Men Thrown Out Of Work.
One of the results of contracts with
these equipment concerns, he argued.
nad neen to tnrow out or. worn more
than S0.000 skilled railway employes.
He asserted that this unemployment
was created deliberately and said it
came at a moat lnonoortune time, cre
ating "suffering and discontent Just
when pubue interest required tne ut
most confidence and harmony In the
relations between capital and labor."
Mr. Jewell asserted that "this same
combine has been forcing the public to
nay excessive prices in payment of the
costs in the open shop campaign In the
building industry of New York." H
charged that the alleged combine "is
using this power to force the public
to pay for the attempts of the com
bine to disrupt the organization of
the spread of the pink boll worm. If
it should be decided that the infec
tion was so bad that it could not be
stopped, the zone would be made non
cotton and the growing of cotton
would be forbidden. At present, there
is no legislation concerning this dis
trict, and It la hoped by El Paso val
ley farmers, that the hearing will
result In the making of the district
Into a reamlated zone. Such a zone
Ldoes not work any Inconvenience on
tne grower, merely overseeing uio
kind of seed used and the exportation
of the cotton. A recommendation that
the district be made a non-cotton zon
would mean the death of the cotton
Industry here, they say.
Members of the commission hear
ing the ease are W. J. stahmann. of
Clint: W. D. Hunter, of Houston:
R K. McDonald, of Austin: R L.
McKnlght, of Barstow, and J. W.
The commission is meeting in Judge
E. B. McClintocks courtroom.
The $1,900,04. which is the exact
amount aMotted. will be available im
mediately afteh the president atg-BS
the suwdry eivil MB. The hill has al
When thwTprwJert frets the J1.9O0.
m a total of nearly mooft.Oiv will
have been spent on the Rio Grande
project since 19f when work began
on the Slephant Butte dam. The sum
now allotted would complete all of
the irrigation and drainage work in
the district. Mr. Lawson said.
Moat of the money. If not all of It.
will be spent In the project for ma
terials and labor.
LOST LIFE AT
58-Year-OId Typist Demon
strates She Was Not "Too
Cute to Shoot."
Dallas. Tex- Jan. 10. William J.
Coleman, restaurant proprietor, whose !
death has been a mystery for ten
days, lost his life at the hands of
a girl he believed too cute to shoot,
according- to the authorities.
Miss Loulse Meier. 19, a typist, ar
rested at Groesbeck. yesterday, con
fessed last night that to protect her
honor, she fired the shot that caused
Coleman's death, according; to J. C
Gunning;, chief of detectives. She Is
In jail here.
Ctleman was found In a suburban
park unconscious from a bullet wound
In the abdomen on the night of Jan
uary 1. She said she accompanied
him to the deserted park on his
representations that a party of friends
was camping- thve.
"I told him to turn me loose or 1
would shoot him." chief Gunning
Quoted the girl's statement as say
ing. "He said I was to cute to shoot.
So I pulled the pistol and shot him.
that the money market ia unfavorable.
He asserted government finances
were unsound, the cost of llvmg was
increasing; and lowering; of wages had
begun and unemployment was gener-
LEGION OFFICERS UPHELD.
Newton, Sua, Jan. 10. Action of
the Sallna post of the American le
gion in opposing the Nonpartisan
league movement in Kansas was up
held at a meeting of the executive
committee of the American legion, de
partment of Kansas. Resolutions
were adopted denouncing A. C Town
ley, head of the league.
Women Are Growing
Heavier And Taller,
PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Jan. Id.
Women are growing taller and
heavier, according to Dr. R.
Talt McKenzie, director of physical
education at the University of
Statistics of women's colleges
covering a period of so years show
the average college girl of today is
an inch taller than the college girl
of 18S0, he said. "These statistics
also prove the modern girl is sire
or seven pounds heavier."
Dr. McKensle attributed this in
crease In stature and weight to
the Increased Interest In sports
and outdoor life.
WILSON PLANSlBRITISH OFFICIALS
TO PUSH WORK
Will Continue Efforts To
WILL ACT ONLY AS
League Council Accepts
Offer Of President To
By DAVID LAWKKVCE.
WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 1.
President Wilson plans to go
ahead with Ma work of media
tion as between Armenia and the
Turkish nationalists. So far as the
information in official Quarter here
is concerned, there la no basis for
the report that the British and French
are trying to dlscoarage Mr. Wilson
from proceeding with the task. Since
he is t leave the presidency within
the next six weeks, the suggestion
was made by prime minister Lloyd
George that Mr. Wilson designate the
American high commissioner at Con
stantinople to act for him, and this
bis given rise to the belief that the
British government wanted to get the
task of mediation Into official chan
nels. The American high commis
sioner is aa officer of the depart
ment of stats and as such would con
tinue in office beyond March i. and
his acts would be those of the united
But it is now officially explained
that the prime minister's suggestion
was made on December J In a note to
a council of the league of nations be
fore word reached the other aide that
Mr. Wilson had decided to appoint
former ambassador Henry Morgan
xhau. The note reached here only a
few days ago. having been forwarded
through the council of league and
thus delayed. British officials here
say the suggestion was made as a
supplementary rather than an alter
native proposal and that there was
no desire on the part of the prime
minister to change the spirit of the
decision of the league council to ac
cept Mr. Wilson as mediator.
Wllcn Menage Acknowledged.
It is pointed out at the state de
partment that the league council
formally acknowledged Mr. Wilson's
message, in which he said he could
not act for the government of united
States, but only as a private In
dividual, and could not. of course,
furnish troops or any other power tn
back up the decJssotas he might ntal
Mr. Wilsea. moree-rer. asked for the
merai snnpatrt-sf aTKarfc taMsrnmsnre
on the council of the league. that
his decisions would be backed up.
The league In acknowledging Mr.
Wluron'a message, replied that it
would be glad to have him serve. I
All Appear Smooth.
Prom this exchange of messages of
ficials here sre proceeding on the
theory that all is smooth and that the
governmente of Europe fully under
stand the unique position In which
president Wilson Is placed by reason
of his retirement from office on
March 4. by which time, of course
hardly a beginning cold be made in
the task of mediation. It is under
stod that, for the time being at
least. Morgenthau. who will represent
the president in the negotations be
tween the Armenians and Turklah na
tionalists, will pay his own expenses,
though no doubt the league of na
tions will subsequently reimburse him.
It is not improbable that Mr. Wilscn
may ask the next administration to
continue the work of mediation If the
matter requires governmental ma
chinery and cannot be handled by
personal mediation, though this Is not
expected. There have been many In
stances in which distinguished states
men and jurists have been requested to
act as mediators In International dis
putes and their governments have
been in no way Involved. It Is the
reliance of both sides on the fair
ness of the individual, rather than the
physical help of his government,
which is most desired In mediating
disputes. The president's decision to
become mediator nas approved pre
liminary generally by the American
press, irrespective of party, on the
ground that anything that might be
done to help the cause of the Armen
ian people who have suffered so
much would be a step toward re
lieving the near east problems where
the American missionaries have
lahnreH an Inner to Stimulate the
process: of civilisation. Copyright,
1S31. uavm Lawrence.
BRITISH STATESMAN AND PRESS
CONDEMN POLICY OF BUILDING
NAVY TO COMPETE WITH U. S.
LONDON. Eng., Jan. 10. Viscount
Rothermore, former secretary of
state for the air forces, in an
article in the Sunday Pictorial, head
ed "The Folly of Big Battleship." sub
mits a startling contention challeng
ing the traditional basis of the Brit
ish naval policy. The doctrine he
propounds is that it is no longer pos
sible for a nation to possess com
mand of the seas.
Any attempt by Great Britain to
build a big navy in competition with
the United States would be "abso
lutely disastrous." -" som of the
leading weekly periodicals of Lon
don. In commenting on the naval esti
mates for the current year. As pre
sented In the house of commons these
estimates were fixed at O0.S72.30e.
The Spectator condemns the post
war recrudescence of "navallsm"
under the caption. "The Naval Skin
Game." "Against whom should we
be building? It sska Either against
America or Japan. We should not be
building against both, for an alliance
between them against Great Britain
Warns of THcaiter.
"We want to say most emphatically
that In our opinion a competition
with America would be absolutely dis
astrous. We hope the nation will
never consent to it."
Any suggestion of a "two keejs to
one" naval policy as directed against
the United States the Spectator dis
misses ss ludicrous, and It under
scores the phrase, "We must not form
Work Together Actively In
CARRIER DEMVERT. 1 A MONTH.
SINGLE COPIES. I CENTS.
AND WOMAN SAVED
IN WILD AUTO DASH
Dublin Bandits Jump on Running Board of Car and Riddle
Machine With Bid lets; Lloyd George and Sinn Fein
Chief End Peace Negotiations; Ambush Opera
tions Extend Over Wide Area In Erin.
ryUBUN. Ireland. Jan. 10. A sensational attempt was made this morn
ing to amiihuitf two officers who. with the wife of one of them,
were richng in a touring car in the outskirts of Dublin. Their car
was riddled with bullets, but the driver speeded up and escaped with
his passengers to Dublin Castle bo, 0.Fla!Uwml. wU1 not b
of the officers was wounded. Two
attacks were made on the ear. the
first at Cnarlemont bridge, a mile
from the heart of the city. Eight
men subjected the machine to a rusu-
lade of revolver shots, according to
the authorities, and one of the at
tacking party mounted the running
th wflnun in the machine. The bul
lets passed through her clothing but
she was not wounded.
The car raced away, but shortly
afterward a cart was drl-ren across
the road and when the ear slowed
down a number of men who had laid
an amKiifih oneBed a hot fire. The
ear again escaped and reached Dublin
Castle, badly smashed by bullets. The
Identity of the occupants has not been
Peace Parley Kndrd.
London, Eng.. Jan. is. Conferences
between Rev. Michael CTFlanagan.
acting president of the Sinn Fein, and
premier Lloyd George with a view to
bringing about peace in Ireland have
been broken off and will not be re
sumed, says the Dally Mail. Before
Ft. tyFlansgan returned to Ireland
he had a long conference with the
premier and the outcome Is described
In official circles as "not as satisfac
tory as could be hoped."
Peace negotiations have not alto
gether broken down, the newspaper
TWO GIRLS BATTLE
BURGLAR IN HOME;
ONE SISTER IS SHOT
Young Women Grapple With, Armed Robber In Their Room
and One Is Wounded in Leg; Hold Intruder Until Brother
Arrives and Knocks Him Unconscious; "It Runs
in Family." Is Father's Commeat.
pHICAGO. IL. Jan. 10. Two danghiers and son of a policonan captured
a bwgUr whoa they found ia their home, but only after the thief had
wounded one of the girls with a shot from her father "s pistol which he had
stolen. Marie. Liberty and Fred Kriz entered their home and the two girls
Oklahoma Jurist Shoots
Self Accidentally; Dies
Tulsa, Okla Jan. 10. R. E. Camp
bell. Si. former United State district
Judge of. the eastern district of Ok
lahoma, accidentally ahot and killed
He was at his desk looking at a new
revolver. In closing bis desk, the top
struck the gun. discharging it, the
bullet penetrating his liver.
PROBE OF COAL
Washington. D. C. Jan. Initial
steps In the Investigation of charged
of profiteering in the sale of coal to
the war department last summer as
contained in a report of the senate
committee on reconstruction were
taken today by the department of
investigators of the department
were assembled, oiiictais saio. ana tne
preliminary work begun. It was ex
plained it would be necessary to study
the transactions of each individual
companv with the war department be
fore there could be a decision as to
whether prosecutions under the Lever
act would be Justified.
BRITISH SCIENTIST IMRS.
London. Eng.. Jan. 10. Sir Lazarus
Fletcher. . scientist. Is dead.
our nolicr on the possibility of
war with America."
'If ever we joined with .Japan
against America, we should have
sounded the knell of the Britfch em
pire." the paper concludes.
The Natior. which brands hi- nav
alism as sheer lunacy, also strongly
opposes naval competition with the
United States which, it says, will have
a navy superior to the British In
"We cannot successfully enter on a
shipbuilding competition with Amer
ica, which has twice our population
and four times our resources," this
paper says, and it continues:
Sees Rainess Pe-Hey.
"Our naval ists have put another
nail in the coffin of the league of
"Unless this policy Is repudiated it
once, tt will do more than anything
else to keep America out of the
league, to impel her to a political
and economic Isolation, developing her
full powers of military and naval
defences, drawing the South Ameri
can states into a pan -Americanism,
fatal to the larger Internationalism,
and depriving the broken countries
of Europe of the economic and finan
cial aid that they badly need, and
that only the trade and credit of
America can supply. That way lies
neither peace, nor economic recov
ery, nor financial salvation."
The Outlook, which apologises for
"Inflicting on the reader the painful
subject of sn Anglo-American war
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a nan -r ta further exchanges.
A dispatch to the Daily Man fro-"
Dublin says it Is rumored crrw.
forces have been ambushed at Du"
boyne. on the border of Dublin comi
ty. Tne oispatcn aaas xnau tne
j ations appear, to have been ext.-?-i -
over a wide area from Leixllp.
east, through Ce'brldge, Mayi-
i ESS w'erfVeVoro
destroyed to Butteratown, In the wes
Isrd Deeies Seeks Election.
Dublin. Ireland. Jan. 10. The first
candidate publicly to offer Mma i
election to the southern Iri&h par1 la
ment is lord Decies, who has -.:'"
a letter for publication In which K
admits that the home rule act is fi-
from perfect, but says it repres
; a sift of self government which
nnrn for the asking. "
Expressing the belief that the home
rale act can be made better, he a--n
ounces his purpose of asking sor-.
souihern Irish constituency to e ect
him a member of the southern rar-:a-
The action is supposed to be part o '
the plan of the government to en
courage willingness to work for
Lord Decies married Vidian GouM
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George i
Gould, of Lake wood. N. J. He is a
representative peer of Ireland a n-l
sits ia the house of lords.
wwest to their room. As they f.as-iei
on the lights, the burglar rov-n1
them with a revolver. They pej-c i
on him and he fired, the bullet slt-.W
ing Marie in the left leg. They cia;
to htm, however, until their brot-' -arrived,
who wrested the re vol v--away
and knocked the thief nrcc -sciQua
In formed of his children's act. v
trolman Kris grinned and obsen i
1 didn't raise either one to b i
copper. I didn't have to. It nni r
PARTS OF INDIA
Calcutta. India. Jan. 10. A genera
strike wave has been sweeping o---the
industrial sections of India a'
fecting every industry. The labor s
uatlon in Bombay city is repor'-Mi t
be growing more serloua The str.k
of the postal and telegraph worker3
of the street railway men and of t
gas workers still continues. A sjn
mary of the situation shows that th
postmen have been on strike for $ 1
days now, gas workers for 50 da-
and street railway men for iO. a J
that the condition of the strikers i
serioua Recently a new strike oJ
2000 milkmen was declared and Bom
bay's milk supply cut off. The c,tv ,
business interests continues fio b
In Madras a lockout of operatives
of the Buckingham Mills has been -progress
for four weeks The hi
owners have announced that 150'f
the 500 strikers hove been perma
nently dismissed. They offered to ta;
back the other 3500 at an increase -
50 to 75 percent in wages b-ejr'np';
with the new year Latest repcrts in
dicate that the mill owners' offr has
not been accepted.
In Calcutta. 500 coachmen hav
warned their employers that they wi'
go on strike unless their salan&s ar
increased. .Men employed in the Ran
goon arsenal are reported to be on s
strike, demanding higher wages be
cause of the high cost of liv:ng
One strike, that of the steedoret
has come to an end but it is report" 1
that another of great magnitude has
begun in the coal fields. This is re
garded as the beginning cf what may
become a general strike in the col
lieries. India already is suffer.
from coal shortage.
Todays Theater j
"Prairie Trails," Tom Mix.
"What Women Love," Annette
"Girls Dont Gamble."
The Restless Sex."
"If!d-Channell." Clara Kimball
"Something Dif f erent Constance
"Palace of Darkened Windows."
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