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Good Evening
Conscience is a great ledger in
which all our, offenses are writ
ten and registered. R. Burton.
I inr ormiio ap .
i ' - : :
L .i
ins Tacked on
(Even If It Is
Ration Regard
Personal Grat
ification ' -,
tssocla'ed Pesa.) -
n.'i 7 At the beginning
ession of the Dail Eir
r John MaoNeill read a
ared by himself calling
il to affirm'that Ireland
ri state, deriving its Bli
the will of the people,
would provide that all of
irrational relations must
by this 'status.' ...
cNeill, who had strong
the treaty, read his mo
it is expected, will be
if the treaty is ratified,
reads: . t
dail 1 ' eireamT affirms
Ireland ii a sovereign
ring it3 sovereignty in
from the will of- the
:land; that all the inter
tions of Ireland are gov--part
of Ireland by that
tus, and all facilities
odation, afforded by Ire
her state or' country are
e right of the Irish gov
;ake care that the liberty
ngL of he people of Ire
, endangered.",
t of this motion was to
rinciple that ratification
r was in accordance with
and, just back from the
es,' asked for a vote of
'the magnificent support
i given us,"
new better than Michael
ared Boland, that' there
nen in America eager to
ruland, and that many
id come back to Ireland
valiantly' f "
id he. would have to ad
ntiment'iri America fa
eaty, but many subscrib
Irish loan f would regard
the treaty as a betrayal
ipathy and support. HS
;eptance of the treaty
icide for Ireland.
Harding Is Host
At Dinner to Big
Republican Guns
' Washington, Jan. 7 President Har
ding today invited a number of Re
publican leaders in Congress and several-others
prominent in the conduct
of the administration's affairs ' to
dinner tonight at the White House at
Which time, it is unerstodod, the leg
islative situation! and governmental
affairs generally will 'be discussed.
(By Associated PimiI
Newport, Ky., Jan. 7. As soon as
Sheriff Louis Tieman of Campbell
county, and Safety Commissioner W.
C. Thomasiort, of Newpoi$, say they
are able tos control the situation at
the Newport Rolling mill, where a
strike has been in progress for more
than a month, the soldiers on guard
duty at the plant will entrain for
their homes, Colonel H. H. Denhardt,
commanding the troops,"" announced
last night at a public meeting here,
Great Excitement When
, Georgians See Fluid
of Promise
Fears at New Turn.
Associate Preaal
an. 7.Acute suspense
over the ' chances for
iled in Ireland today as
f Eamon de Valera's un
ion yesterday' in ' resign
dent of the Irish repub-
ig the Irish people are
oubt the sincerity of his
the general regard for
t prevent" many expres--ct
-at his' course. In the
jiters of the peacetrea
i has seriously imperilled
f r peace."
; ' nice of the treaty is
ara mount, despite the
pect for Mr. de Valera,
' the,- comments in the
spapars ' ; " '
tia.i's Journal saysiMr.
attempt i to include his
Ltlity and claims, and
Msion of the treaty fail
served to fail. If there
iss:L;;:iy about the posi
V. r It arises from the
hes a :t himself, to defeat
ed will of the Irish peo-
Indcpemlent says: "Mr.
sJy properly that
V . r personal consid
t rt to have . any-
i he situation, and
' j announced . his
I strongest - oppo
r ' ied Mr. de Va
' vacates of the
-, f ' t that the resig
' '..t so intended or
ta i to prejudice
.i 1 i dail and the
, c ff $.) -
(Br Aubelatcd Pna)
Jacksonville, Jan. 7. The ques
tion of how some $228,000 would be
returned to gasoline consumers
should the supreme .court uphold the
action of the lower court in declaring
void the recently enacted gasoline
tax law under which a tax of 1 cent
a gallon is levied on gasoline sold by
the wholesaler, is of much concern to
some persons not 'otherwise engaged.
The lower .court declared the
measure void upon the petition of
S. J. Gunn, of Gunntown, who, al
though acting in the capacity of a
private citizen, is a member of the
state legislature. Should the su
preme court agree with the lower
court the only solution thus far of
fered is that the funds collected
would have to be returned to the
wholesalers. ' Assuming that the
wholesaler has, increased his charge
to absorb theNtax, who has passed it
on to the consumer. the question
arises as to how the ultimate party
will be ' refunded. Some plan, it is
pointed out, whereby ttye retail
prices for gasoline could be lowered
until the consumer finally recovered
his money, might be effected.
Incidentally, the framers of the
so-called gasoline law apparently
fell short of the mark in estimating
the revenue yield from the measure.
The legislation was designed , to
raise $1,000,000 annually to Ije ex
pended on road work. The six months
of its operation in 1921 the measure
yielded only $228,056.41, or less by
almost half the amount of $500,000
intended to be raised in that period.
The belief is expressed by good-
roads advocates, that should the
work of the lawmakers in this mat
ter be undone by the state's highest
tribunal, the state's road building
program would not be seriously ham
mered. This, in spite of the fact that
the usual levy of tvo mills for road
work was cut to one mill at the last
legislative session. "
(Br Associated Press)
Auerusta. Ga.. Jan. 7 Oil, which
has been oozing from excavations for
the new Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation building in the business dis
trict ot Augusta has been pronounc
ed a natural flow by experts employed
bv the association and they have rec
ommended the sinking of six sur
face wells, on the site.
The accidental discovery of oil in
the heart of the city caused a great
flurry and work was suspended! pend
ing investigations. Large crowds
gather and it was freely predicted
that Augusta's long list of catastro
phies during the last few years may
he amended bv the discovery of oil.
It is said that careful investigation
of the source of the oil has been made
and that those' who are familiar with
toil fields decalre it is actually oil in
dication. .
Congress to Be
Held in March
" - '
CroWds Flock to. Watch
Workmen Making Fur
1 ther Tests
"Pearl of Sheepshead"
Now Trying to Col
h lect on Rolyalty
Once Had Money In It
But Albanian Tramp
Now Has It
Mexico to Answer
for Seizures of
Baptist Property
By Asolte !
Washington, Jan. 7 The State De
partment instructed the American
embassy a Mexico City to request the
MeXican government to make an ex
planation of the seizure by the muni
cipality of Saltillo of the property of
the foreign mission board of the
Southern Baptist convention, concern
ing which protest was made to the de
nsrtmpnt hv Senator Harris, of Geor
gia. The seizure included property
operated by the jpussioo board as
irl's school. .' . )
Br AocUte4 PresiO
Washington,. an. 7. Announce
ment that the annual convention of
the National Rivers and Harbors
congress would be held here March
I and 8, was made today- at local
headquarters of the organization
the meeting having been postponed
from the usual date in December
because of the arms conference. The
congress has fixed for its conven
tion the two days preceding the
meeting here of the National Mer
chant Marino association, it was
said, in order' to facilitate attend
ance at both by those interested in
the activities of the two organiza
tions. Miners Appealing
For Aid of Food
or Old Clothing
(Br Associated Press.)
Charleston, W. V., Jan. 7. Declar
ing that the "miners gave until it
hurt during the war," and express
ing opinion that it "won't hurt you
to give a little now," the Kanawaha
Valley Central Labor union today
appealed for donation of food,
clothing and money to alleviate suf
fering in- West Virginia mining
fields." Delay will increase their
misery." the appeal said.
Citrus Production
Ahead of ,Last Year
(Br Associated Press. I
Gainesville. Jan. 7 Florida's cit-
rus production this seasSn probably
I will Ka larro than that, nf last vear.
according to the federal bureau ot
crop estimates here. The estimate
for this season is 13,600,000 boxes as
against 13,200,000 last year.
Seattle, Wash.,. Jan. 7 Roald Am
undsen, explorer, is en route. today to
New York, where he will confer with
direcors of the Carnegie Institute
with regard to hjs scientific work in
the Polar regions. The trip is being
made at the request of the institute.
With Captain Amundsen are Cako
nita, little Siberian Eskimo girl, and
Camilla Carpenter, daughter of a Si
berian trader, whom he will send to
Norway to school.
Omaha, Neb., Jan. 7 Approxi
mately $10,000,000 will be spent by
the Union Pacific railroad this' year
on new equipment to take care of the
"inevitable, resumption of traffic," it
was announced today. .
mr Associated Press)
New York, Jan. 7 -Lending money
to kings a privilege which -doesn't
fall to the lot of every one is an ex
perience which Mrs. Roberta Menges
Corwim Hill Tearle, formerly of
Brooklyn, but lately of Paris, declares
is exciting but not altogether profit
She arrived here today from Paris
bent upon visiting the American state
department to see what the Washing
ton officials- could do to aid her in
collecting 600,000 francs which She
claims to have advanced Prince Wil
liam of Weid, who occupied the throne
of Albania for seven months' before
the outbreak of the war forced him to
flee. "
Mrs. Mengez, who was known as
the "pearl of Sheepshead Bay" be
fore she eloped in 1902 with young
Halsey Corwin, a Brooklyn million'
aire, is accompanied by her sister,
Miss Ruth Mengez, and her cousin,
Captain J. R. K. Jackson, upon whom
she relies to substantiate her claim
against Prince William.
Mrs. . Mengez was introduced to the
king of Albania at Monte Carlo in
19131 by King Constantino of Greece,
whom she was . entertaining ' at her
villa there, ' She had met King Con
stantino through -the Prince de Linan,
formerly a member of the Austrian
embassy at Washington!, to whom she
had been introduced by her husband,
Major Arthur Hill of England.
Touched Her for Bank Roll
"The Prince renewed hia acquain
tance with Mrs. Mengez at the hotel
Continental in Paris," said Captain
Jackson, "and borrowed 500,000
francs from her then."
"Dont think m etoo easy," broke
in Mrs. Mengez. "You see he watch
ed me win 60,000 francs -gambling at
Monte, Carlo, and living in a big villa
there, and all that sort of thing, and
he thought I had1 millions to burn.'
"He promised to pay it all in a
year," Captain Jackson added. "He
also promised to make Mrs. Mengez
the unofficial embassador of Alba
nia at Paris, and said1 he would help
her enlist the aid of continental po
lice in finding jewels she lost in Am
erica." ,
"Have you a receipt from Prince
William,'" Mrs. Mengez was asked-
"You can't ask" a king for an I. 0.
U., you know that," she replied.
"First National
Bank" for Women
Is Now a Reality
(Br Associated Pre")
Cleveland, Ohio. Jan. 7. The old
poke about a woman's bank being
her stocking passed out with the
opening here on January 1 of Ohio's
first women's bank, catering espe
cially to women, wilh women alone
to guide its policies and its employes
from teller to janitreas and all of
ficers women. ',
The Women's- Savings Bank and
Loan company will be its name. It
!s capitalized at $1,000,000.
Mrs. Flora Harroff Andrews is the
president. '
"Women have been successful in
other business, so why should they
mot be successful bankers?" Miss
! . .... . , . -J
tilllian wasiroppj aiumiey aim c
' gal adviesr of the bank, the originat
or of the women's bank idea, said.
Miami Beach, Jan. 7. Miami
Beach would like to have a brace of
warships when Uncle Sam gets
ready to scrap' the greater part of
the fleet and the city council has
voted to formally request that the
navy department send two vessels
here to be sunk off the jetties at the
entrance to Biscayne bay. The coun
cilmen think they would make an
imposing harbor gate.
Council Grants Permit
For Temporary Wood
en Structure
Will Seat 1,000 When
Completed Commit
tees Named
By unanimous consent council yes
terday afternoon (granted a permit
for the construction of a big wooden
tabernacle, of temporary design, on
the school lot at Oak and Seventh
streets and plans are already under
was to start the actual work of con
struction, it being probable .that the
first nail will be driven Tuesday mor-.
ning. ) '
The plan is to ask several hundred
citizens to volunteer their services
for the actual construction work. Ex
perienced carpenters will superintend
the work and it is believed the build
ing can be raised in two days. If
will be 112 by 65 feet, with a seating
capacity of 1,000 persons.
It is proposed to .have a choir of
150 voices, if possible, with two pia
nos and an orchestra. C. W. Main-
waring, pianist with the evangelistic
forces, and an assistant will play the
pianos. Mr. Mainwaring has been
hero several days arranging the de
tails of the meeting.'
, Mass Meettn gSunday
There will be a mass meeting Sun
day ' afternoon ait the - First Baptist
(church at 3 o'clock of all the men of
community for the purpose of prepar
ing plans for the big Tevival. There
will also be a prayer service, singing
and talks by laymen.
Definite announcement of the meth
od of securing volunteers for the
work of construction of the tabernacle
will be made in Monday afternoon's
paper. It is believed that it will be
an easy matter to secure the requir
ed number. Those who cannot put in
the full time will be asked to come at
certain hours so that there will be,
at all times, a sufficinet number at
work to push the work steadily to
(Br Associated Presa.)
Washington, Jan. 7 As the naval
experts of the arms conference met
with the determination of concluding
today the shaping of technical de
tails for the naval limitation treaty,
the armament committee prepared to
clear the way for final framing of the
treaty, with its allied pacts and decla
rations, probably to be started Mon
day. The navy men toiled all tlay
yesterday over definitions to make
clear the agreements already reach
ed, in the hopeo f finishing the task
last night, but without success. -
For disposition by the full commit
tee prior to beginning the actual
framing of the limitation treaty there
remained today only the American
proposal presented yesterday to pre
scribe gas warfare on sea or land
among the five powers, with all other
nations invited to subscribe to the
declaration as a new principle of in
ternational law. It appeared certain
today that the other powers would
join Itly in giving approval to this
Adjourned sine die yesterday, the
fate of the Shantung negotiations
between the Japanese and Chinese de
legations appeared to hinge entirely
on the result of the conference today
which the latter had reuested with
Arthur J. Balfour and Secretary
Hughes, to lay before them the situ
ation now holding the two delegations
in deadlock. Whether the further ex
ercises of their "good offices" under
which the "conversations" were be
gun, would serve;, to bring the two
delegations together again in an ef
fort to settle their split on the mat
ter of payment for the Kiaochow
Tsinanfu railway, was uncertain.
Prevatt Is Held
on First Degree
Charge of Murder
(By Associated Press)
DeLand, Jan. 7 Arthur M. Prevatt
who was tried before Justice of the
Peace E. M. Robinson at Seville last
week and released on $3,000 bond on
a charge of manslaughter, is now in
the county jaiil without bond and
charged with murder in the first de
gree. States Attorney DeCottes
swore out a new warrant and a preli
minary .hearing was held before Judge
Householder, of Seminole county,
Judge McCrory being disqualified.
The trial will take place at the spring
term of the circuit court.
Building activities in and around
DeLand during 1921 have resulted
as follows: two beautiful theater
buiddings, six apartment houses, fif
teen stores and one hundred and sev
enteen new residences, representing
an expenditure of about $2,000,000.
Mrs. J. R. Bryan Dies at
" Her Home in .
I rr mi
; i wo brilliant dons in
Nation's Upper House
of Congress
(By Associated Press I
Canne, Jan. 7 The allied Supreme
Council planned to begin considera
tion of the uestion of Germany's rep
arations today in an atmosphere
somewhat cleared hy yesterday's de
cision to get together with Russia
and Germany in an international fi
naneial and economic conference.
French Press Skejtical
A great financial and economic
conference is to be called at Turin or
Genoa, where the French premier may
exchange views on the reconstruction
of Europe 'with Lenine and Dr.
Wirth. Meanwhile the inhabitants of
our so-called liberated regions contin
ue to live -in their huts."
Jacques Bainville, well known
writer on foreign politics, comments
in a milder . tone but is eually as
skepticalu over what he says is the
inaction of France. "Lloyd-George'3
speech bristles with igratuituous hy
potheses," writes M. Bainville. "Is
it the language of a business man?
He balks as if Germany would be mi
raculously enriched by a few months
of reorganizing. Russia would only
earn money to give it to us. The
chimerical character of his calculat
ions stares us in the face."
(By Associated Press)
Pairs, Jan. 7 Disappointment and
skepticism were the mildest emotions
aroused in-France , by the first day s
developments at the supreme council
conference in Cannes, judging from
the press comment, l'Eclair, which is
generally credited with representing
Premier Briand, says:
"Mr. Lloyd-George has apoken. He
leads the way and the representa
tive of the allies follow as a subject
follows the hypnotist."
The Figaro, organ of conservative
opinion, remarks: "the first results at
Cannes- are frankly bad. Lloyd-
George wins easily all along the line.
iRf Associated Press)
Boston, Jan. 7. The advance
guard of the Red Sox, comprising
pitchers and catchers, will leave for
their spring training quarters at
Hot Springs, Ark., on March 2. Hart
ry H. Frazee, of New York, was
again elected president of the club
at a business meeting yesterday. U.
J. Hermann. Chicago sportsman, was
re-elected vice president, secretary
and treasurer. '
(By Associated Freaa.)
1 Mrs. J. R. Bryan,
73 years of age, said to be the only
woman in the country who had two
sons to serve in the United States
Senate, died here today after an ill
ness of two weeks. ' ' :
Mrs. Bryan was the mother of for
njer Senator Nathan P. Bryan, now
judge of the fifth circuit court of ap
peals at New Orleans, and Senator
William James Bryan, who also was a
United States senator. William Bry
an was appointed to' fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Senator Ste
phen R. Mallory. He also died a year
after being appointed.
Mrs. Bryan's funeral lias not yet
been definitely arranged, but it is ex
pected that it will be held here to
rtiorrow. Judge Bryan was present
at the time of his mother's death.
Decline in Money
Rates Feature of
New Year Trading
(By Associated Press)
New York, Jan. 7 The most inter
esting feature of the first week of the
new year in the financial markets was
the drop in money rates after the re
lease of large January interest and
dividend payments.
Call loans fell to 3 1-2 per cent, the
lowest rate since last July and time
funds extending into the second quar
ter of the year were made at a frac
tion under 5 per cent on seasoned collateral.
Dealings in stocks were active and
broad, but a combination of liquida
tion and short selling caused substan
tial recessions in almost every branch
of the list. Rails were free from
pressure .but the -demand for those -
issues was so small as to play no part
in the week's operations.
Short selling was invited by the
Chicago bank "merger" and suspen
sions of cash and stock dividends by
General Motors and Kelly-Springfield
Tire. Indications of reduced
production in steel and iron affected
shares of that class. Independent
steels had a brief upward spurt on
rumors that various consolidation
plans were progressing. .
International credits and foreign
exchanges moved irregularly in con-
slquteice .of the financial crisi3 in
Italy and developments at the arms
conference. Quotations stiffened lat
er ini connection with the decision to
call Germany and' Rus:a into the
proposed economic discussions.
Ford's Offer Only
Comprehensive One
for Muscle Shoals
(y Associated Preaa.1
New York, Jan. 7. Battling Le
vinsky, former world's light-heavyweight
champion- will meet Gene
Tunney, A. E. F. light-heavyweight
titleholder, in 12-round bout in
Madison Square Garden next Friday
night. Fred Fulton and Bartley
Madden, who fought Tom Gibbons
for ten rounds in the middle west re
cently, will meet in another 12-round
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Jan. 7 Henry Ford's
offer for the lease and operation of
the Mussel Shoals nitrate and water
power projects were characterized by
Secretary Weeks as the only compre
hensive proposition before him, which
includes both construction of the pro
ject and the manufacture of fertili
zers. The offers of Frederick Eng
strum, of Wilmington, N. C, and C.
C. Tinkler, of Sail Francisco, were
held to be "not in competition" with
that adanced by- Mr. Ford.' .-' .
(By Aaaaetated Press)
San Francisco, Jan. 7. Reduction
of wages Tanging from 15 to 25 per
cent and affecting every class of
marine employees on privately-owned
ships of the Pacific coast, will be
made soon, it was announced by of
ficials of the Pacific-American Ship
Owners' association.

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