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, Generally fair today and Sun day; moderate temperatures. THE GREAT PALLS TRIBUNE MONTANA V S BEST NEWS G A T H ER E R READ TRIBUNE WANT ADS THIRTY-SECOND YEAR GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22,1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS HARDNG BESPEAKS UNITED AMERICA IN ETO 11 DIXON'S AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT PLANS ARE REVAMPED LIVESTOCK BOARDS REMAIN AS AT PRESENT ORGANIZED IN M EASURE CONTEM PLATED Joint Committee From Senate and House After Holding Hearings Decide on Office of the Commissioner to Have Plenary Power Over Subdepartments; Would Abolish Fair Board. By W. W. MOSES, Staff Correspondent. Helena, Jan. 21.—That the proposed state department of agriculture, as recommended by Governor Joseph Ivl. Dixon, will not at this time include the various livestock activities of the state, but will take in practically every other feature of .the farming industry, has been 'decided by the joint senate and house committee to which was entrusted this important matter. A bill which will be drafted in conformity with the program adopted by the committee i3 now in course of pre paration and will be introduced within the next week or 10 days. The bill will provide for the crea-<£> tion of the office of commissioner of agriculture who will have plenary power over all subdepartments coming within the scope of the bill and who . will be personally responsible for the proper conduct of the busines of those departments. The bill will fix the salary of this commissioner sufficient ly high to permit of the appointment by the governor of a man of high cali ber and experience and who will have the power to employ all his ossistaiits and fix their saJaries. The commis sioner will be directly responsible to the governor and will remain in office subject to the pleasure of the governor. Abolish Their Board. It is proposed that the board of state fair directors shall be abolished and that the fair shall be directed by one person to be known as secretary of the state fair. To the department of agriculture tobebuilt New Jersey-Manhattan Bridge Will Cost $200,000,000. Albany, N. T., Jan. 21.—Incorpora tion of the Hudson River Bridge cor poration, with a capital stock of $251, 000 was announced at the office of the secretary of state Thursday. The purpose of the incorporators is the erection of a bridge across the Hudson river between New Jersey and Manhattan. The plan involves the erection of freight and passenger terminals, ele vated railways, highway and railway bridge, and moving platforms. The entire plan of the proposed bridge, it was stated, is estimated to require seven or eight years for com letion and a total investment of about v 200.000.000. of which approximately one half will be represented by the bridge itself. This is virtually four times the cost of the Brooklyn bridge, which cost $20.000.000. The length of the proposed struct ure would be 10,000 feet, its total width ISO feet and its height at the center 165 feet. The capacity is ex pected to be 000,000 passengers an hour, 12.000 vehicles an hour and 40, 000 tons. The present capacity of the four East River bridges totals 700.000 passengers, 12,000 vehicles and LS.000 tons. $1,000,000 Damages Asked by Giroux Heirs From 'Grandad* Los Angeles. Jan.. 21—A million dol lars damages for alleged libel was ask ed in a suit filed Friday in the Los An geles superior court by Mrs. Solo ON roux, widow of George Giroux, and herthre children, against Joseph Gi roux wealthy mining man. The suit was the outcome of the fatalshooting of Giroux by the defend ant Bear Mina, Nev., June 20 last. The plaintiff's charged Joseph Giroux was responsible for a printed statement that "it was not my son I killed." Mrs. Virginia Saucer, daughter of Joseph Giroux. recently filed suit against him for $500,000 damages, making the same n legations. Mrs. Saucer today filed another suit demand ing return of $26,000 she claimed she -■advanced him two years ago. § Ostrich Skin Shoes Next on Market; 2 Cheap, Long Wear " Boston, Jan. 21.—Ostrich skin shoes, whiich it is clamed will outwear leather footwear and cost less, soon will be seen in Boston. The first consignment of ostrich k skins arrived Friday from South ' Africa. Manufacture of the shoes will begi» immediately and they wUI be ottered to women and men u an Easter novelty. will be added a new activity to be know« as apiculture, due to the rapid growth of the bee industry in the state, and also the board of managers of the terminal elevator, although it is stated that a bill will shortly be introduced to repeal the terminal elevator act. The live stock commission will be continued as at present, as it is con sidered this feature of the state's ac tivities is very well organized, and the only change is the addition of the dairy department and the removal from Bozeman to Helena of the office of the stallion registration board. May Be Absorbed Later. This live stock commission will he permitted to function as at present for the next two years, at least, and then if the new department of agriculture reached the efficiency desired, it will _ — __ be up to the neSt assembly to assign (Continued 011 Page Eleven.) | Coal Exporters Aver Ruin Trails Regulatory Bill Guarantee of Delivery Abroad Impossible Claim. Washinton, Jan., 21—Destruction of the export coal trade of the Unit-id States, "absolute and complete" would result from enactment of the Calder coal regulation bill, Ralph Crews, counsel for the Consolidation Coal Co. one of the largest producers of bitum inous, asserted Friday at the hearing on the measures before the senate manufacturers committee. American producers, he said, could not guarantee deliveries in compet : tion with the British mines, if, as the bill proposes, authority were given to the president and the federal trade com mission to declare an emergency in the industry in •imes of peace, and divert coal shipments to met it. He cited a contract for 750,000 tons of coal to be delivered abroad which his company he said, had held up pending a decision on the bill. Georg* H. Cushing, managing direc tor of the American Wholesale Coal association, asked the committee for "three weeks delay" in consideration of the bill, in order that its proposals might be digested by the trade he rep resented. "That would mean no chance of en actment. this season," Senator Keyon, Republican, Iowa, remarked. Chairman LaFollette announced that it was probably the purpose of the committee to allow some additional days for the appearance of interested parties, hut that the committe would proceed to a decision immediately thereafter. Saxophone Wail, Jazz Make Indians Wild Again, Says Pastor Philadelphia, Jan. 21.—Modern jazz music and dancing are making the Indians wild again. The roll of the snare drum and the wail of the saxophone, combined with the "tod dle" and the "shimmy" stir atavistic memories of the tom-tom and the shriek of the victim at the stake. So asserted Dr. Henry Beets of Grand Rapids, Mich., secretary of missions of the Christian Reformed church, in an address Friday before the session of the Friends of the Indian. A resolution he introduced seek ing to forbid Indian youths and girls from dancing the modern steps, was adopted and will be sent to the In dian bureau of the department of the interior at Washington. WHITTOCK ACCLAIMED Ghent, Jan. 21.—Brand AVhitlock, American ambassador to Belgium, was guest of honor at a banquet given by ritiaens of this city and of East Flan ders Thursday. Gold medals and the freedom of the city were conferred upon Mr. Wbitlock. Toasts to Presi dent Wilson were offered. MARINE POLICY FORMULATED DESPITE MANY DIFFICULTIES belicious hüte Attacks on Priests and Nuns on Increase, Witness Testifies. Destruction of Indus trial Plants Revealed by Two Women. Washington, Jan. 21.—Eng land is fostering religious in tolerance and suppressing in dustry in Ireland in an effort to prevent self-determination, Miss Louie Bennett, said to be a Protestant woman from Dublin, Friday told the commis sion of the Committee of One Hundred investigating condi tions in Ireland. Attacks by the British military on Catholic churches and on nuns and priests are increasing. Miss Bennett said, withthe intention of reviving the spirit of religious intolerance as be tween Catholics and Protestants with the view of preventing Irish opinion from uniting. Creameries Destroyed. In discussing her charges of the sup pression of industry, the witness de scribed the destruction of cream and other co-operative industries. It was "a ridiculously foolish policy." she said, "which permitted the destruction of an industry that could sell butter cheaply to the English people who are now forced to pay exorbitant prices." Testimony in support of Miss Ben nett's charges was also given by Miss Caroline M. Townsend. Both are members of the Irish Women's Inter national league, and they presented letters antf documents to support their charges. Some of the letters, Miss Ben nett said, were from business men of Belfast in Ulster, and she added that their lives would be in danger should their names be published in this con nection. Nunneries Are Raided. Miss Bennett told of two recent al leged forcible entrances into Dublin nunneries, as one of which was an exclusive Catholic order which exclud ed even relatives of the nuns from visiting the building. She described the functioning of the Sinn Fein government and declared that the success with which the provi sional Irish republic, through its land courts, met the crisis from "cattle driving," in which peasants drove herds from pastures and seized the lands, proved that the Irish people could settle their own problems more satis factorily than outside authority. The land problem, which was involved in the cattle driving, had never been met by the English authorities in spite of years of "bungling over it," the witness said, but the Sin,n Fein government met the crisis through its land courts. Practically all parties accepted fthe decisions of the courts, she said. Those who did not were tried and sent to "an unknown destinatoin." Statement Most Complete. Miss Townsend gave what members of the commission pronounced the most complete statement so far pre sented regarding the withdrawal by England of local grants. These grants, from taxes paid by the Irish, she said, had been "doled out by England" to support hospitals, asylums and similar institutions but now are being used by England to pay members of the British armed forces for injury or damage suf fered as n result of "malicious injury" done by Irish people. "Policemen have been solemnly awarded hunreds of pounds of this money held back from our hospitals and asylums," Miss Bennett said, in discussing the subject, "because of kicks in the shins received or alleged to have been received, while arresting a drunken man." Soldier Cannot Sue Federal Government for Damages, Ruling Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 21.—A soldier cannot prosecute a damage suit against the government, even for a bump sustained on a troop train, the state supreme court held in rejecting the appeal of Jacob Moon. The soldier had sought damages from Director General of of Railroads Walker D. Hines, alleging that he was Injured while standing on the steps of a train. OVATIONS CANCELLED Jackconville, Fla., Jan. 21—Presi dent-elect Harding is to be welcomed to Florida as a private citizen in de ference to statements that he seeks rest and not ovations. Plans for de monstrations in his honor at cities alon jjhis route have been called off. OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE TO NATION, CONGRESS PLA N OF ASSOCI ATION Evident Desire Prevails to Discourage Shipping War With Foreign Countries, Three Speakers Declare in Favor of "Friendly Competition"; Unanimous Consent Is Given to Resolutions. Washington, Jan. 21.—Formulation of a policy for the de velopment and maintenance of an American merchant marine, "in spite of all difficulties", brought to a close Friday the second annual convention of the National Merchant Marine association. The delegates also voted to send to the congress and the nation a message expressing optimism over the future of American shipping. Discourage Rate War. An evident desire prevailed to dis courage any shipping war with foreign nations, and atlhough no committment was made, three speakers declared in favor of "frieindly competition" be tween the United States and foreign shipping interests, asserting that a trade war would result disastrously. Resolutions embodying the associa tion's policy were unanimously adopt ed. These proposed: Immediate and faithful enforcement of the merchant marine act of 1920. Placing of the shipping board person nel on a "permanent basis" to promote a constructive administrative policy, extension of government aid to Amer ican shippers to the end that their w!th e fore^n^8hi^^n e thè%ame r trade!"^ New Routes Proposed. Establishment of new mail, passen ger and cargo routes so that private capital may eventually gain control, displacing government ownership. De Valera Appeals to Irish People to Be Steadfast Dublin, Jan. 21—Eamoun De Valera "president of the Irish republic." in a message to the Irish people, appeals to them to remain steadfast in the Republican cause. "Nobody can be base enough to bar ter away that for which our nobles have given their lives," he says, "so, though the moment be dark and the world unheeding, confident of final success, let us face the new year of the republic ready to endure whatever may be necessary to win for thos. coming after us the priceless boon of a permanent peace and secure liberty in their native land." Anniversary Message. De Valera's message, given out on the occasion of'the second anniversary of the assembling of the Dail Eireann follows: "I am glad to be with you and to greet and congratulate you on this, the second anniversary of the forma 1 , confirmation of our nation's undying desire for ancient independence, the founding of our state on the ascer tained will of the people and giving of practical effect in our own regard to those rational principles universally accepted during the war as the only basis for a lasting peace between the nations. "The faithfulness with which through two terrible years you have stood firm in the face of ruthless repression will make the nation shine out as long as human records endure as a glorious exception in this bad period of the abandonment of ideals and conscience less betrayal. Speaks of Sufferings. "Great indeed have been your suffer ings. For months authentic dispatches have brought news of the almost daily assassinations of representative citi zens, callous murders and the mutila tion of defenseless prisoners, of flog ging and inhuman torturing; of brave men, and evem of a boy condemned to the scaffold because they would not lie false to their patriotic comrades. They have told of the burning of homes and the looting and destruction of the fruits of your industry, and I know how heavy the price you were being made to pay for your devotion. "But thank God, though armed bul lies in your streets with cowardly in solence, taunt you with your power lessness, the ancient heroism of your fathers, which enabled them to face undaunted the persecutors of their day, is yours also, and your sufferings will serve but to teach you how dearly bought and how precious is the her itage of the nationhood they have passed on to you to guard. * Morale Is Admiration. "Thank God that splendid morale, which has made you the wonder of the nations, remains unbroken, and the enemy is once more learning that though with brute force brave men and brave women may be murdered, brute force can never reach the spirit that in spires them. "Your sufferings will surely not be i ^- erlI1 -' na '' on to achi " ev ?' in of all Cessation by the shipping board of the practice of allocating vessels to services already established so that private companies may have a chance to develop. Creation of an equitable plan of re lief for American shippers engaged in competitive trades with foreign vessels through reduction of the shipping board's prices for its ships. Permanent enrollment of competent officers and men of the merchant ma rine into the naval reserve. Maintain Training Station. Maintenance of the Great Lakes naval training station. The conveintion, in its message to congress and the nation, urged "a spirit of construction, co-operation and firm difficulties, our national purpose of de veioping and mantaining un American merchant marine." Senator Joseph Ransdell, of Louisi ana, was unanimously re-elected presi dent of the association. in vain. Surrender of right, which alone could give victory to the usurper with all his forces and his frightfulness, he can never compel love of country and of freedom will, in your case as others, prove superior to the might his empire, and every drop of patri otic biood he sheds will but make for more sacred the duty of perseverance aud more certain its fulfillment." 1 , aud more certain its fulfillment." Boy! A Time Table of Trains Headed for Ottawa, Canada Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 21.—Women may walk along the streets of Otta wa in tights. There is no law to prevent tnem. So ruled Inspector McLaughlin, of the police morality squad, Friday after complaint that a woman who was "old enough to know better" had been seen on the main streets with a daringly short skirt. "The police cannot interfere as long as the body is covered," the in spector declared BAPTIST SENATE CHAPLAIN. Washington, Jan. 21.—A lively con test for the post of senate chaplain was settled Friday at a conference _ of Republican senators by the selection of the Rev. J. J. Muir, a Baptist min ister of Washington. He will receive $1,200 a year for daily prayer opening the senate sessions. Irish Ambuscaders Surprised by Police; Reprisals Continue Dublira, Jan. 21.—Information was obtained by the police Friday morning that an ambush was being prepared at the Tolka river bridge on the Drum condra tram line, two miles from the city. The police surprised the party and fired on them, wounding one and capturing six others. It is reported that police barracks at Holy Cross, Shevrie and Roskeasi were attacked during the night. All roads leading to these places have been trenched. The attacking parties were repulsed. The Holy Cross barracks were subjected to a heavy fire which was returned by the garrison. No casualties have been reported. The men in the ambuscade had thrown two bombs at a lorry of con stables just before the police rein forcements arrived from Dublin. Those in the lorry escaped without injury, i men re-elect American Farm Bureau Program, Committee of 17's Work Indorsed. Future Prosperity of Northwest Rests With Improved Marketing. Fargo, N. D., Jan. 21.—J. H. Worst of Minot. president, and all other officers were re-elect ed at the closing sessions late Friday of the annual conven tion of the Tristate Grain Growers association. Resolutions endorsing the program of the American Farm bureau and the work of the National Committee of Seventeen, were adopted. Other reso lutions charged that farmers have lost $200,000,000 through unfair manipu lation in markets and urged continua tion of construction work at state in dustrial institutions. Marketing Is Paramount. According to the farmers, future prosperity of the northwest rests on improved marketing conditions rather than a "reduced acreage to increase prices by cutting the supply down so the demand would be greater. Representatives of 19 county farm bureau organizations met late today and voted to affiliate with the Amer ican Farm Bureau federation, making North Dakota the 43rd state to join that organization. Endorsement of the present man agement of the Equity Co-Operative Packing plant here was voted by stockholders Friday when they re elected all retiring directors and adopt ed a resolution for the issuance of $500,000 of certificates of indebted ness immediately to give the concern working capital. Audit Shows Deficit. An audit of the plant's affairs just announced showed a deficit of $751, 216.67, and opposition to the reten tion of the present plant heads was voiced by a group of stockholders. Louis Altenberg, of Sabin, Minn.; Anthony Walteon, of Minot, N. D.; and William Olson, of Valley City, N. D., were re-elected directors. II. M. Casey, Fargo, was re-elected president; II. M. Wilson, Fargo, was retained as manager; J. M. Walsh, Fargo, was chosen secretary; Lewis Altenbernd. Sabin, Minn., was re-elect ed vice president, and William Olson, Valley City, N. D., was re-elected treasurer. treasurer. Davis Not Peeved at Wilson Because of Alleged Snub London, Jan. 21.—The plans of John W. Davis, American ambassador, concerning his return to the United . ...... — » States are indefinite, but it was stated on good authority Friday that he does not contemplate leaving Eng land until late in February. Publish ed reports that the ambassador was submitting his resignation earlier be cause he was not received by Presi dent Wilson on his recent visit to Washington, or on account of depart mental differences were characterized in these quarters as absurd. Seven police barracks in County Tipperary wore attacked Thursday night. In one case, the attacking party numbered 150. No casualties have been reported. Armed Sinn Feiners Friday stopped a fox hound meet near Cork by firing on the hunters when they refused to obey an order to bait. Nobody was in jured but the hunt was abandoned. After the ambuscade at Glenwood Thursday, armed forces invaded tht village of Six Mile Bridge, four homes of leading shop keepers were burned or demolished. Likewise great destruction was wrought on some farms in the neighborhood. Cork, Jan., 21—Head Constable Larkin and Sergeant Moxou, wMte bi cycling fir« miles from ran into an ambuscade. ■hot dead, but Larkin SECTIONALISM, PARTISANISM, ARE SET A SIDE 'Complete Concord of Union', One Ambition I Cherish, President-Elect Writes Clark Howell Prominent Editor and Democratic National Committeeman for Georgia; Believes Many G. O. P. Policies Calculated to Best Serve U. S. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 21.—A new spirit of united Americanism, holding itself above sectional and partisan divisions and making secure the industries of the whole nation alike, was bespoken by President Elect Harding Friday night in a message to the people of the south. people of H. the of lost in on Message to South. The message, written at the request of Clark Howell, editor of the Atlanta Constitution and Democratic national committeeman for Georgia, was made public Friday on the arrival of the train which is taking the president elect to Florida. It follows: "Of course I have no message the people of the south that I would not gladly utter to all the United States. Perhaps the south would interested to know, however, of one ambition which I cherish. I want be the instrumentality in establishing that complete concord of union which I hold to be essential to the Amer ican fulfillment. I realize how the political solidarity of the south follow ed the unfortunate days of the Civil war. I know how that solidarity has been encouraged on the one hand, and I think I understand the desire break it on the other hand. Prosper America First. "It is not specifically a Republican ambition. It is rather to be accredit ed to a desire to establish complete mutuality of purpose and oneness ambition in America. "There is little left of the old time hostility and there isn't any occasion for any section of America to pin its aspirations to the fortunes of one Former Minister Confesses Theft of $185,000 Cash Garage Owners Sudden Display of Wealth Stirs Suspicion. Mount Vernon, 111-, Jan. 21.—Guy Kyle, former rector of the Free Meth odist church of Mouut Vernon, who was arrested Friday in connection with the theft here last Friday of 31 pack ages of registered mail, containing $185.000 in cash, confessed Friday night he was Implicated in the robbery, postoffice inspectors announced. Approximately $100,000 was recov ered at the Kyle home where it was concealed in an egg crate, and about $75,000 and $1.800, respectively, in two garages of which Kyle is part owner. Partner Tells Police. Suspicion was directed against the former rector Friday morning when Loren Williamson, his partner in the garage business, informed the inspec tors that Kyle had been displaying large amounts of- money recently^ The suspicion was strengthened by the assertion that Henry Allen, a drayman, who told inspectors he had ! hauled a number of boxes and pack j ages from the garage in which the : J75000 was found to the Kyle homo îa8t Thursday and that Kyle gave him a $2 tip for the work. Burns Securities. Police inspectors expressed the be lief that the $27.000 in negotiable se curities, which also were stolen, hail been burned. The inspectors said that Kyle ac companied them to one of his garages where they located $5.600 more of the stolen money, bringing the total amount recovered to about $183,000. Kyle also implicated several others in the theft, according to the inspec tors, who declined to go into the de tails of his confession. No additional arrests have yet beeu made, it was said. Unrecognized by U. S. but Not Unsung by Some, Martens Sails New York, Jan. 21.—Unrecognized by the United States government, but not unsung by some residents of this country, soviet Russia's official repre sentatives in America are going back home Saturday with their deported leader, Ludwig C- A. K. Martens. Only the members of "Ambassador" Marten's staff and their families—42 in all, including Gregory Weinstein, "chief of staff—are to accompany him. Scores of sympathisers have ex preased regret at not being able to go along. Uncle Sam offered the best available accommodations on the steamer Stock holm to the man he ordered out of the The "ambassador" prefers, " his own., ticket the to be one to party. I think it is fair to assume all political parties mean to be for our commoç country. As a result, I believe that many of the Republican policies are calculated to best serve all of America, For instance, I lieve there is a great significance the coming tariff congress to be in Atlanta. I believe most cordially in prospering America first. Sectionalism Intolerable. "I do not see how we can retain our home markets and at the same time maintain American standards other peoples with lower standards [ production and living unless we make i Pay for the privilege of trading in the j American markets. Ours is the i market in the world. The application I lies in a perfectly justifiable ambition has | to make the southland as industrially and j eminent as the states of the north to at >d east. There ought to be flame of industry here in exceptional significance because of your vast natural resources. Your people want precisely the same things which found in the* natural ambitions of north and west. There isn't of j slightest excuse- for a sectional i | n America. We are one people, with | one- flag, and it is folly to allow lons i time prejudices to stand in the way its j of the utmost cordiality of relation one ] ship police mm 'big time' hum George Billings Sought Blackmail Episodes. in Portland, Jan. 21.— Police officials here Friday addressed circulars to police departments throughout the country asking for the arreat of George Billings, alias Joe Brady, ex convict and vaudeville actor, on the theory that he is "the shadow" who has recently attempted to blackmail numerous wealthy citizens by threat ening them with death unless they would agree to pay him various sums of money. The police have fixed npon Billings as the man alleged to be guilty of the attempts at blackmail, through the circumstances that the handwriting in letters written by "the shadow" resembles that in a letter received by lioscoe Nelson, a citisen whose house had been robbed, offering to return a ring stolen from Mrs. Nel son if $100 were left at a certain place at a given time that Nelson agreed to pay and took the money to the stipu lated place; that he saw a man there, apparently the one whe took the money, and later positively identified a police photograph of Billings as that of the man at the burglar's tryst, pre sumably the writer of the letter whose chirograpby has been pronounced identical with that of the "shadow." The burglar who got Nelson failed to carry out his part o£ agreement aud the ring was no! turned Nelson said. The police say Billings has prison sentences in San Quentin, and Walla Walla. Wn. He also si an honorable discharge from the , when he was in Portland about two months ago. Youth Confesses Sticking Up Noted - Billings Politician Billings. Jan. 21.—A 15-yef^oId boy Friday ,night confessed to holding up and robbing Harry L. Wilson, candidate for the Republican nomination for gov ernor at the last primary election, when the latter was relieved of $12 at the point of a gun as he was leaving the home of a friend here early Wednesday morning. The boy was caught in a police drag net which was spread in local pool rooms Friday night. MARRIAGE BANS' BILL URGED IN WASHINGTON Olympia, Wash., Jan. 21— Publica tion of the bans of marriage at least 15 days before the issuance of * li cense would be required under a biD to be introduced before the Washington state senate next Monday by Senator Walter S. Davis, of Pierce cdmty. The bin also voulu Increase ficeoee fee to $&.