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Cloudy and unsettled Tues day and Wednesday; probably snow in western Montana; warmer east. THE GREAT FALLS READ TRIBUNE WANT ADS MONTANA'S 0EST NEWS GATHERER THIRTY-SECOND YEAR GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS MONTANA WOOL MARKETING SCHEME INDORSED BY U. S. IRISH WITNESS' HOME SACKED AFTER LABORITES PROBE, CLAIM "TRALEE BATTLE" ACCOUNT FICTION, SAYS COMMITTEE Allege Serious Conflict Between Evidence and a Fanciful Story of Secretary That Was Given in Commons. London, Jan. 17.—(By The Associated Press).—A supple mentary report of the Irish in vestigating committee of the labor party which recently visited Ireland to investigate conditions in that country, was issued Monday evening by the labor party. It states that the publication of the testimony of one witness before the investi gating commission resulted in a visit to his home by armed! , ^ ,, .j men, who, not finding the wit- ! ness, proceeded to damage the ; c îi furniture. The supplementary report challenges the accuracy nt' the government's ac count of the "battle of Tralee' draw ing the conclusion that the "battle of Tralee is a figment of the imagina tion" and alleges that "there is ser ious conflict between the evidence gathered by the commission and the fanciful, highly colored story of the ■ battle of Tralee presented in the house of commons by the chief secretary." Deliberate Fake, Charge The docunrent cites what it inti mates was a case of the deliberate fak ing of a photograph portraying a bat tle scene in order to support accounts given in the house of commons. The report says fhe photograph in question has been suppressed, but it recounts how it pictured a wounded cadet and two dead Sinn Feiners lying in a roid, and the cadet's taking Sinn Fein pris oners in the background. The report declares that this pho tograph appeared in many newspapers and was variously declared as "a pic ture from the Kerry front" and an il lustration of the battle of Tralee." Denies Battle Scene "What we wish to emphasize." says the report, "is that this photograph purports to have been taken in south west Ireland." Attention then is called to a photograph included in the report showing a junction of two roads just outside Dublin City. The report adds: 'It is this exact scene, with the addition of the people referred to photograph outside of Dublin, but can understand that its publication would give an air of verisimiltude to the story of an encounter as described by Sir llaniar Greenwood, chief secre tary- for Ireland." With reference to the attempted vic timization of a witness examined by J the commission the report says: Intimidate Witness. "About 2 o'clock in the morning fol lowing the publication of the cvidencr ....... in the newspapers, we are informed j from a trustworthy source that a nuin her of armed men burst into the house j wbere the witness lived. Fortunately ] for him. he was not there, but the j men damaged the furniture and other j effects in the house, and on leaving one of them said 'Tell him we will get him. ; and when we do we will guarantee that i Packers Protest Data Furnished British by U. S. Trade Commission Washington, Jan. 17.—The attention of members of congress was called Monday by the Institute of American Meat Packers, through its Washington office, to proposals submitted to the British parliament regarding the meat industn- and said to be designed to restra' American packers from fur ther extending their world trade. The institute, in an open letter to senators and representatives trans mitting a report to parliament by a sub-committee of the standing commit tee of trusts, says this report was a "consequence of the deliberate circu lation in foreign countries by the fed eral trade commission" of the comis sion's report on its investigation of the "big five" packers conducted sev eral years ago by direction of Presi dent Wilson. Diplomats Involved It is charged by the institute that the trade commission not only fur nished copies of its report to repre sentatives here of foreign govern ments, but also asked the diplomatic bureau of the state department to transmit copies of the report direct to these governments. The commission, it is charged fur Coast-to-Coast Service in I Hour 8 Minutes Accomplished. , s <; veral ^-western stations ope.at ed "y members of the American Radio ! Iîelay league, the national organization ; of n °n-commercial wireless operators, of which Mr. Maxim is president, as sisted in relaying the test message ir , r , T . . Hartford, Conn., Jan. 1«.—What is claimed to be a world's record for ci viliara wireless transmission was made Monday when a message from the Hart ford Courant to the Los Angeles Times was relayed across the continent by the station of Hiram Percy Maxim. The reply came in one hour and eight min utes ' across the continent. A record of one hour and twenty minutes for cross continent relay of a wireless message was made by the Maxim statioiu more than three years ago. Yisalia, Calif., Jan. 17.—Band music played on the battleship New Mexico en route to Panama was heard distinct ly ou the -wireless telephone of Ous Diesslin here, Diesslin declared Mon day. He said he heard the ships talk- j ing with the naval training station an | Yerba Buena island, San Francisco bay, i Sunday night. j BANDITS KILL OFFICERS. j Toledo, Jan. 17.—Six bandits killed two railroad officers here Monday after ! holding up an express messenger »nd seizing $12.000 belonging to the New j York Central railroad. The officers were killed in resisting the highway men. he will give no more evidence. We will make a clean job' next time.' " "This scandalous incident," the re port adds, "illustrates the. peril of giv ing evidence on the doings of the armed forces of the crown. We regret that an attempt should have been made to victimize a witness, whose only of fense was that he told the commission of his experiences with the agents of the British government." Peace Parleys Off. Since the suspension of the negotia tions begun by Father O'Flanagan The government view is that nobody land will be permitted to tighten repressive measures and i.rovj i hei r j belief that Ireland can in this manner j be restored to order, and the extreme- > ists confounded. entitled to speak for the Sinn Fein has ! yet come forward to discuss matters with the government, whose attitude remains unchanged. The government declines to discuss peace until the claim for independence and a republic has been withdrawn and. j the republican army has surrendered j .its arms. Further, the government re- ; j fuses to negotiate except 0 .11 the home : ] rule bill as a basis. On this ground, j j however, it is believed generally, it j j would probably be willing to grant : complete fiscal autonomy to southern i ; Ireland, if peace could be attained! i thereby. | thcr. sent to the diplomatic bureau a form letter to be used in transmit ting the report, which said: "There is enclosed herewith a copy of the summary of the report of the federal trade commission on the meat industry which recently was released for publication by President Wilson, and which may be of interest to your government." Halts International Move "By this form letter," says the in stitute's communication, "President Wilson was made to extend the invi tation to foreign governments to take the 'fundamental action' which the commission said was necessary to pre vent international control of m«îat products by the American packers." The institute s letter goes on to say that members of congress after read ing the Bnti^j committee's report, which quotes d^great length from the trade commission report, "will appre ciate the serious disaster which threat ens the livestock industry of this country as a consequence of the delib erate circulation in foreign countries by the federal trade commission of its false and unjust charges against the American puckers." Sets Aside Decision of Week Ago Without Record Vote. Action Taken Against Recommendations of Baker and Pershing. Washington, Jan. 17.—Con m «j ± i- -j. il * ress voted Monday to limit the | the regular army to j 1/5,000 enlisted men. The j se nate, 41 to 43, Set aside its , . . ' , , , ' , . , : decision Of last week to reduce j the army to 150,000 men and ' then without a record vote, adopted the original joint reso lution of Senator New, Repub lican, of Indiana, directing the secretary of war to stop recruit ing until the army is cut to 175,000 men. The house. 10 minutes later, adopted a joint resolution sponsored by Chair man Ivahn of its military affairs com mittee also directing the secretary of war to cease enlistments until there are not more than 175.000 enlisted men in the regular establishment. The house vote was 285 to 4. only Representatives Wee, Texas: Blackmon, Alabama, and j Coady, Maryland. Democrats, and | Cramton, Michigan, Republican, staud i ing out against the reduction. j Seyera[ Chanfle j The action of the two houses was taken against the recommendations of ! £ ar department heads and General ' ers ™8' secretary Baker, in upp>>ar j ln ® before the senate military affairs agai ° st an arra y of less than 250.000 men after the "près- i ent necessity of economy had been re lieved." General Pershing told the same committee that an army of 200, 000 me,n constituted a safety margin. The vote in the senate showed that several senators who last week went on record as favoring an armv of 150.000 had changed about, placing their sup port behind the 175,000 figure. No reason for the change was announced, but some senators said privately that they believed President Wilson would sign a resolution placing the future army at 1(5,000 men but would not ap prove a smaller number. Island of Yap Up Referring to a suggestion by Sena _ question -1. W °"J' '11°'^ •^J ner ' ca _i n war. ^ . . r 'T "T. senators «Ion t 1 .°. w w ' ler e \ !, P • onator Wilhams said, "yet we're going to yap for bigger army and yap against the Jap ant ' - va P a B a ' ns t on army of 150, 000. Colled up unexpectedly, the Kahn resolution in the house provoked con siderable partisan debate in which Republicans charged Secretary Baker ha-* violated the will of congress in ._ running the total army strength above the figure for which appropriations hail been made. There was little op position to the reduction, however, when put to a vote. Sharp Verbal Cash , J! . , I>cc.arng_ that members generally were for the resolution. Representa tive Garrett. Democrat, of Tennessee, insisted he could not permit criticism of the secretary of war to go un challenged. "Republicans of congress have reached, the point where they are will ing to eat. their words," said Mr. Gar rett. "They voted against a motion to recommit the army bill for the express purpose of limiting the fight ing total to 185. 000 v There was no wonder Mr. Baker considered the lan guage mandatory when he saw that the house had insisted upon a largei force." The house debate also brought a sharp verbal clash between Chairman Kahn and Representative Hayden, Democrat, of Arizona, when the latter wanted to know if the chairman had abandoned his plan for universal mili tary training. Duchess Olga's Body Stolen From Soviets, Taken to Holy Land London, Jan. 17.—Bodies, supposed to be those of Grand Duchess O'ga, daughter of former Emperor Nlch o!as of Russia, and ■ her maid, are aboard tha British steamer Devanha, which is due to reaoh Egypt at the end of the week. Disinterred at Yekaterinburg, the bodies are said to have been smuggled through Persia and thence to Snanghal. Upon the arrival of the steamer they will be disembarked and taken to the Holy Land for final inter* ment. POSTOFFICES ADVANCED. Special to The Daily Tribune. .Washington, Jan. 17. —The following Montana postoffices have been ad vanced to presidential grade: Custer, $1,100, Etiftls $1,000 and Darby and Neihar* $1 .200. Less Credit Inflation and Loans Calls Forth Optimistic Statement From National Banks 'Watchdog' Washington, Jan. 17.—Inflation of credit and loans has been far less since the end of the war than is popularly supposed, Comptroller of the Currency Williflms declared Monday night in a statement analyzing the statements of the conditions of the national banks on last November 15, as compared with March 4, 1919, four months after the armistice. "Some of the criticisms which have been made as to the alleged financial inflation is hardly justified," said Mr. Williams in referring to the condition of national banks. "The generally conservative instinct and prudent management of most of our bankers have been a healthy and restraining influence to the orgy of extravagance and speculation which raged during the eighteen months' period succeed ing the armistice." Loans Decrease 9 Per Cent. Loans and discounts of all national banks on March 4, 1919, the comptroller explained, plus government securities owned, which may be regarded in the light of loans to the government but exclusive of bonds held to secure circulation, amounted to $12,694,050>000, as compared with $13,749,926,000 on last November 15. This was an increase, he declared, in loans and discounts and United States securi ties held during the past 20 months of only $1,055,876,000 or less than 9 per cent. The comptroller added that it should be taken into con sideration that during these 20 months the government sold $4,500, 000,000 worth of victory notes and bonds, the majority through the naional banks. The total resources of all national banks last November 15, accord ing to the comptroller's report of the call on that date, amounted to $22,081,000,000, an actual increase since last September 8 of $196,433, 000 but a reduction as compared with the ^corresponding call a year ago of $363,079,000. Loans Increase 9 Per Cent. Total deposits November 15 amounted to $16,961,702,000, an increase since September of $209,746,000, but a reduction since a year ago of $506,151,000. Loans and discounts on November 15 aggregated $12,311,514,000, a shrinkage since September of $104,248,000 but an increase over the corresponding call of the previous year of $751,272,000. Comparing all deposits on November 15 with March 4, 1919, the comptroller said the conspicuous increases are shown in the great industrial districts of the east and on the Pacific coast and in Texas. i Bright Future Ahead Reserve Bank Chief Tells N. Y. Bankers New York, Jan. 17.—Both long term credits and investments in European securities are called for by the près ent situation to supplement ordinary banking activities in effecting the eeo nomic and financial rehabilitation of foreign countries, Governor Harding of the federal reserve board declared in an address here Monday night before a groin) meeting • of the New York State Bankers' association. Speaking on "Working Back to Normal," Governor Harding asserted that whatever danger of crisis there mar have been is passed and that a bright future is ahead to be attained i t Home Brew Illegal, Penalty Is $1,000 Washington Ruling Detroit, Jan. 17.—A ruling by the United States treasury department at Washington that manufacturers of home brewed beer are subjected to a penalty of $1,000 was received Monday by John A. Grogan, col lector of internal revenue, for the eastern Michigan district. The ruling stipulates manufacture of home brew is a violation, even where there are no sales or evldenos of consumption, it was announced. Lowden, Hays, Hilles Visitors; Hardings in Cleveland. Marion. Ohio, Jan. 17.—Final plans for the simple ceremonv on the east portico of the capitol, which will mark the inauguration of Warren G. Harding as president of the United States, were virtually approved Monday as the re sult of a conference between the presi dent-elect and Elliott Woods, superin tendent of the capitol building and grounds. Mr. Harding Monday continued his cabinet conferences preparatory to his departure for Florida, but whether he was able to reach a conclusion in re gard to several pressing questions could not be learned. Among the visitors were Frank (). Lowden, fermer governor of Illinois, who is reported to be supporting Charles G. Dawes, of Chicago, for sec retary of the treasury; Will II. Hays, chairman of the Republican national committee, spoken of for postmaster feneral and Charles I). Hilles, of New 'ork, mentioned for the secretaryship of the treasury. Neither Mr. Lowden nor Mr. Hillea would comment on their conferences. Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 17.—Travelling Incognito, President-elect Harding accompanied by Mra, Harding, slipped Into Cleveland Monday on personal business and succeeded In making his way about the downtown sections for several hour« unrecognised by street crowd«. ! through hard and intelligent work, I Production must continue if the |country is to prosj>er. the governor I said, but surplus production must he : disposed of by safe to foreign coun tries. I'nder present conditions, he j continued, many countries cannot pay for goods in the usual manner and "it is necessary that we should devise new means of financing our foreign trade." j Continuance of trade with Europe lis vital. Governor Harding declared, ' and the maintenance of "the trade re i lationships of other countries with Europe" is scarcely less important. Unmarried War Vets Must Pay Income Tax on Disability Funds Washingon, Jan. 17.—Unmarried war veterans must return to the gov ernment as income tax four per cent of any disability payments they re ceive in excess of $1.000 a year. The treasury department ruled Monday that it could not under the law. ex empt such ex-service men although those still in the service are required to pay only on amounts in excess of $3,500 a year. War risk insurance payments, however, are not taxable. I N All Available Craft Off Costa Rica Ordered to Help in Search. San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua, Jan. 17.—The crew of the United States naval seaplane N. C. 6 and their ma chone are safe In a cove about fif teen miles north of San Juan Del Sur. Lieutenant Compo, commander of the seaplane, and his chief ma chinist mate, Hicklthler, arrived here this evening. Aboard U. S. S. New Mexico, at Sea, (By Radio to The Associated Press.) —Jan. 17.—Two divisions of destroy ers attached to the Pacific fleet were ordered Monday to search for the naval seaplane NC-fl, reported to be lost off the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. The airship was participating in tho group flight from San Diego to Ralboa,.Canal Zone. The destroyer Munford is still stand ing by the NC-5 of the mime grouo. which was forced down and partially wrecked yesterday off the (Juif of Nicoya. The NC-5 crew is aboard the Munford. The NC-0 was last seen within a ahort distance of the gulf of Nicoya. All available craft were searching for her and the two destroyer divisions were ordered refueled and sent out Monday, The fate of her craw 1« un known. Yellowstone Man Asks Other Metals Taxed in Ratio to Value. House Considers Cod ification Bills in Short Session on Monday. Special to The Daily Tribune. Helena, Jan. 17.—Imposition of a state tax of 1 cent a pound upon all copper mined within the state and a proportionate tax upon gold, silver, lead and other metals according to their intrinsic values, would be the purpose of a bill which B. G. Brockway, of Yellowstone coun ty, proposes to introduce as a revenue measure, according to his notice given in the house Monday. This, together with the giving of notice of a number of measures of con siderable importance, the consideration in committee of the whole of a big batch of Booth's codification bills and the concurrence of several of the same class of bills, comprised the attainments of the house during the two hour ses sion of Monday afternoon which ad journed early until 11:30 a. m. Tuesday out of respect to State Senator M. H. Parker, of Jefferson county, whose wife died in Helena Sunday. Will Attend Funeral. In th's connection, upon motion of Cooney of Cascade, the speaker ap pointed ltiggs. Cooney, Treloar. Sickler and Wilcornb as a committee to attend the funeral of Mrs. I'arker to repre sent the house. In committee of the whole, with C. C. Conser, of Fallon county, presiding, the house considered 24 of the Booth codification bills, recommending all for concurrence with the exception of one bill which was re-referred to th* judi ciary committee. Previous to this the house had concurred in several of the Booth bills. Kill Slander Bill. Reports from the judiciary commit tee were approved upon four house measures, house bill 36, relating to the filing of bonds in slander and libel ac tions. and house bill 34. also relating to slander and libel suits, being killed, while house bill 35. relative to the se lection of homesteads, and house bill, 37. providing for enforcement of arbi tration agreements, were recommended for passage. The house concurred in Ihe senate concurrent resolution upon the death of former Governor B. F. White of Beav erhead county. Thieves Get $300,000 in Furs; Wholesale Houses Are Looted New York, Jan. 17.-—Thieves oper ating in the wholesale fur district during the last two weeks have carted away loot, valued nt more than $.100. 000, merchants said Monday, coinci dent with an announcement that polies were investigating three burglaries | which occurred Sunday. Three establishments in one build- ! ing were entered some time Sunday j and furs valued at $61,000 taken. The j thieves, to avoid sounding burglar i alarms, scaled fire ladders in the rear of the building i>nd entered the loft through a chimney. They used the elevator to enter the other shops and removed a part of the chimney to carry out their loot. Wilson's Authority on Cuban Inquiry Questioned in House Washington. Jan.. 17—A reso lution requesting President Wil son to inform congress whv and by what authority he sent Malor General Crowder to Cuba to in vestigate conditions there was In troduced today by Representative Emtorson. Renubllcan. Ohio.. .The resolution said the president had ordered an Investigation of "sub jects" unknown to congress and the people of the United States. Old Age Pension Bill Presented to Senate in Washington State Olympia, Wn., Jan~i7—A hill proposing that a constitutional amendment providing for old age pensions for persons attaining the age of 65 year« who have resided In the «tat« of Washington for 20 year«, be aubnltted to the votera at the general election in Novem ber. 1922, waa Introduced In the atata aenate Monday by 8enator H. A. Hutchinson, of Spokane ooenty. Fände for payaant of tha nenalone would bo nM by • Mil tax. PAVES WAY fOR HUGE MILL IN UNITED STATES TOLDOFN.P.L. Former Attorney Gen eral of North Dakota Raps Townleyism. Topeka, Kan., Jan. 17.—William ' Langer, former attorney general of I North Dakota, ajiid who was elected to ; that position by the Nonpartisan league ! ticket, addressed the members of the I Kansas legislature Monday night. i I.anger attacked the league, de I nouricing A. C. Townley, as its director, j who came to Kansas recently for a i membership campaign in this state. ' and called upon the business men i>nrl 1 farmers to oppose the activities of the | ... ri ' organization. Townley, through the league, has "milked North Dakota dry," he told the legislators. He concluded by challenging Townley to debate the issues and asserted: "I do not believe he will dare accept." Langer said he was not a member of ......... ... the league but worked in harmony with j them at the beginning. His relations , with them were severed, he said, as he : could not stand to see them "wreck ' the institutions of the state." j lie toid of the financial difficulties of ; the state and its people in the last few ; months and declared that taxes had been increased, doubled nod trebled in m&ny instances and that the league had | accompl shed little carrying out the : program there. i He charged that there was an active alliance between the league leaders and i the I. W. W. and that many of the of- j ficials of tho league are active members of that organization ami that most of them are what he called "red card so- j cialists." Bride Market for Armenian Girls Exposed Fresno, Calif., Jan. 17.—Startling revelations of a veritable marriage auction block operated in Fresno from which beautiful Armenian girls, brought into the United States il legally, were sold to the highest bid der, were made here Monday by 1'iiiited States Immigration Commis sioner George W. Moore. The Armenian practice of bringing young girls to Fresno was brought to light Monday morning with the arrest of seven of the victims. Ha rootian Selvian, prominent and influ ential Armenian rancher of Lone Star, was taken into custody late Monday. Detailed information on the girl "Hride market" was made public by Commissioner Moore. One case. In which a young Ar menian inspected girls held for sale and paid a deposit on one who pleased him. is typical of many cases in which girls were made marriage slaves, according to the commission er. The Armenian girls are charged by Commissioner Moore with ein te ring the United States illegally through false statements, and Selvian is charged with aiding in the illegal en try of the women. ; j ; 1 EX-EMPRESS SINKING | The Hague, .Tan. 17. —TUe former! German empress Augusta Victoria is reported to be in a very serious con dition Monday. She suffered a re lapse immediately after the former crown prince Frederick Wilhelm, who had been visiting her, returned to Wiereingen, STUART P. WEST Financial Editor of the NEW YORK GLOBE, and a recog nised authority, will supply the leading article for the SUN DAY TRIBUNE'S page of fi nance and markets. This week ly dispatch will be a compre hensive picture of business con ditions and will be invaluable to everyone interested in whole saling merchandising or secur ities. Watch for Mr. West's Article m the Sunday Tribune Subscribe Now! ... lT , - «» — " ' Jiagenbarth, commenting on the Montana movement, said !, paves the way for what may . greatest woolen mill in ' ountry and if not that, at least SP r VP S <3T rnnir iL » At Least Serves Notice on Middlemen That Producers Awake to Methods, He States; $38.00 Suits Feature. Salt Lake City, Jan. 17.— Extension of the movement started by Montana wool grow ers to find a market for their product through the co-oper ative manufacture and sale of virgin American woolen goods, was forecast Monday at the convention of the National Wool Growers association by President Frank J. Hagenbarth. serves strong notice on the middle men that the producers are awake to their methods-" All Wool Suits $38. The 500 or more men attending the convention are being given an oppor tunity to purchase suits custom tailor made from virgin American wool at $38 net: a price which yields the wool powers from 50 to «0 cents a pound Already many industrial enterprises especial!v mining companies in the west, have given orders for clothing material handled by the Montana as socintion. The wool growers today likewise announced their intention to take a'd vantage of the federal licensed' and bonded warehousing law and to estab lish such institutions in the principal producing sections Fvnf.i-« wir.hn,... • Explains Warehouse Law. , Holman, Jr.. of the bureau of of the department of agri ru ' turp - explained the workings of tha warehousing law. President Haren harth and other speakers guve tneir approval to the measure and advo cated its application to the needs of financing the wool. W. S. McClure, secretary of the national association, predicted that the growers will warehouse their 1921 clip until they can get a suitable market for it. Economic problems, headed by tariff considerations, formed the principal themes of Monday's discussions, the growers being urged by virtually all the speakers to adopt such business methods in the conduct of the industry as will put it in a position to survive the difficulties of existing economic conditions. Honolulu, T. II., Jan. 17.— The worst storm in its history hit the is land of Katiai of the Hawaiian group Sunday, according to advices re ceived here Monday night. Several houses in the towns of Waimes and Lihue were washed out to sea. One man was drowned. One district of Honolulu county re ported 20 inches of rain Saturday night and Sunday. Reports of damages on the island of Oahu on which Honolulu is situated, are growing. The Star (XK) U>tm estimated the dama R* $500, County roads and bridges were es timated damaged $100,000 and the game loss was estimated to have been suf fered on the Aiea plantation. Pour teen county bridges were destroyed or badly damaged. The Oaku railroad services and the highway systems were blocked by slides and washouts.