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See It First and Stand Behind It Always GREAT Montana Weather Generally fair Saturday and Sunday except rain or snow west of the divide. MONTANA'S BEST NEWS GATHERER THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 30, 1922. PRICE FIVE CENTS Borah Clears Track for Harding; Drops Wo rld Meet Project Idaho Senator Withholds Economics Parley Plan When Told President Already Has Put Out Feelers Among European Nations to Learn Advisability of Method; May Revive It Later. Washington, Dec. 29.-—The fight over the proposal of Senator Borah that President Harding call an eco nomic conference came to a sensa tional climax in the senate Friday when the Idaho senator announced that }te would withold his proposed amendment to the naval appropria tion bill on administration assurances given by Senator Watson, of Indiana, that the president already was sound ing out the situation in a way which might lead to some movement which would aid the adjustment of conditions prevailing in Europe. Senator Borah made known his de cision duriDg (ho debate after Sen ator Watson, one of the administra tion spokesmen who was instrumental in lining up the administration forces In opposition to the proposal, appealed to the Idaho senator not to press his „proposed resolution for substantially 'the same reasons outlined in President Harding's letter Thursday. Senator Watson disclosed that ad ministration "feelers'' had been made •IS to Fnrnnein iioMcv and referred to the statement in President Harding's I neces«arv first to I ference would be "welcome. "And 1 go so far as to say. said the Indiana senator, "that that has been done and that the things that have been undertaken may, if success fully continued, go so far as to result in the holding of a conference in the future." Borah Seeks Facts Senator Watson then suggested that Senator Borah withhold his amend ment on the ground that the adminis tration's course would be embarrassed. Sentor Borah asked whether the ad ministration's negotiations were for the [purpose of calling "this c-onfer ence." '•No, not negotiations.^ Senator Watson replied. "What that "feelers' had been put the foreign nations were being with n view to finding out whether the United States may be helpful and that in my opinion, it might lead to a I i said n was I ling sounded i ! _ T n Falstaff of Screen to Have Uwn j An- ! ! ! i rTnV oo Pivin McNab ' Los Angeles, Dec.-t). | Ran Francisco attorney who defended : Roscoe C. ('Patty ) Arbuckle i I three trials in the northern ci v ] manslaughter in connection with tn : death of Jliss Virginia Ivappe, screen : actress, has organized a company ;° j star the motion picture comedian in j ihe "comeback" he plans, it; was an- j nounced here Friday night by Joseph j M. Solienck, producer, who previously stated he would re-employ Arbuckle. According (o Schenck. McNab has j interested a group °f San Francisco tinanciers in the plan, and they have j organized a inotioji picture producing ; Company in Los geles. Report. corporation to be capitalized at $100, 000. It is understood the new company will seek a producing site in Los An geles and thnt McNab will direct its affairs but that it will be known as Arbuckle's company and that the come- j dinn will be its active head. I •'I had a long talk today with Kos- i coe." Schenck was quoted. "He has ! recently returned from San Francisco, where he conferred with McNab and the San Francisco capitalists interest-; ed. Roscoe said McNab had organized j a company which would produce his j future pictures. "Roscoe is already working on his . first picture. The production will start: ' immediately. 1 understand negotiations j are in progress for studio space." McNAB MERELY LAWYER ! San Francisco, Dec. 29.— Gavin Mc- j Nab. counsel for Roscoe C. Arbuckle, said Friday night at his home here that he was "doing the legal work incident to the organization of a motion picture company in which Arbuckle will ap pear, but I am not going into the motion picture business." [ j ! Lewisfown. Dec. 20.—(Bv The As-' sociated Press.)—"I'll bring you some breakfast," said a police officer to Will j 'It. Anderson, a prisoner in a cell at ; the city jail, Friday morning. He did , not know man. but Dies in Lewistown Jail ; Moonshine Held Death Cause y jail, J-rulay morning, tie diu . > nw thnt he was talkin» to « denl ow mat lie wa. raikin„ 10 a nc-'d ut such was the case, as he dis- ! v ' covered a few minutes later when he ; ' took in the breakfast. Anderson was ; III a barber and his death is attributed to j indulgence in moonshine. An inquest L will be held Saturday. i FIRE DAMAGES HOSPITAL. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 29.—An unoc-1 eupied ward in the Emory hospital lo- I be cated at Emory university, near here, was slightly damaged by fire at mid night. The fire was extinguished after all available Atlanta fire apparatus had been rushed to scene. The pa tients c&Sfined in the hospital were not disturbed, it was said. a - conference; that 1 had no authority whatever to + y that. I speak purely for myself as an individual and give my personal views, representing the opinions of nobody in authority. At the same time I am not entirely* ignor ant of the fact that these feelers have been put out just as the president in his letter states." Senator Watson added that the situ-I at.on was not one of negotiations J .. , diplomatic conversations. > Borah. pressing for more j but of Senator definite information, asked if the ad ministration course might "ultimately lead to a conference covering the ques tion of the economic conditions." "Or, to some gathering for the pur pose of determining the problem," Sen»tor Watson replied. "But, the senator does know that the feelers have been put out?" Senator Borah pressed. Questions Indiana Senator "That is my understanding," Sen ator Watson replied. An(1 tl)at " ll:ls Ior uiumaie I object the adjusting of the conditions I winch now prevail in Europe. : I said Senator AVatson, adding (Continued on Page Six) FEU FOR 1 SIPS that I Many Vessels in Danger Whenjjf«; i Gales Whip Water Into Fury; ; Wide Distress. [ Gales Friday ! New York, Dec. 29.—Gales Friday j continued to whip the north Atlantic ' . ! into mountains and canyons, causing fears for at least two vessels, delaying scores and sending a few smaller craft, j crashing into the shore. i The chief anxiety whs felt for the | freighter Bretonia. which sailed for this port from St. Pierre on December ! 12. and the German freighter Heinrich] Kayser. which last reported when she sent, out an S O S, 500 miles off Cape ! May, on December (!. , I In addition, a flutter ran through ! marine circles when the shipping board; motorship Miinmofor, bound for Nor j f 0 iij from Boston, radioed for help ! Five Fathom bank light. The ! Munmotor, with a crew of 42 aboard. ! reported a bad list to starboard, but !a later message stated she had righted ' il liule - Meanwhile, the coast guard | cutter Kickapoo put out, to lier n : HiHtance from Ca » e May . The most I important • wreck reported was that ot ] the schooner Annie' L. Spindler. out : Yarmouth, N. S., which struck ne:: r : p r0v j n( . e f 0wn _ Muss., sending her crew j 0 f s ; x a shore in a breeches buoy. An j unconfirmed report had it that she wa> j carrying a cargo of liquor. j Shipping offices in New York. Ilaii f ax an( j 0 th<*r ports were bombarded; with wireless messages from liners re- 1 j porting delays caused by mid-winter , storms. j The Berengaria. bearing Ambassador, ; Harvey back to Washington from Lon ; don. was one of the vessels held tip. Due here Friday, she reported that; she i still was 817 miles off this port and did not expect to reach Quarantine j until Sunday morning. Waves also were lashing the sides ' of the giant Majestic, carrying the British finance mission to the United States and Emile Cone, proponent of i auto-suggestion, bound here for a lee- ! ture tour. i , ; Nearh -•> steamers which crept into ■ (Continîied on I'uge Six) j j j . ' j ! j _evening, Days Happenings in Washington Briefly Reported Prince (Jelasio Caeteni, the new Italian ambassador, presented his [ credentials to President Harding. The house completed consideration of j the interior appropriation bill, which carries $294,000_.000, most of it for; pensions. Balthaser II. Meyer became chair man of the interstate commerce com-' mission, succeeding Charles McChord, who remains, however, as a member of. ! the commission. < Surveyiajr domestic business condi ti«n«- the department of commerce said j satisfactory progress has been made; ; "uring the past year with further ad , vances in prospect. . > * 1 "' . ( redit to a maximum of $1,000,000 , , , . , , . 1IS p ! v ' oul(i b , e e . xt< n i le ^L. 0 J; er ™' l "t\.. t01 _"? e ; ' n purchasing foodstuffs in this eoun ; III J1U»< IlUMIlft lUUHfM.uiir. ill VIIir» m /uii trv under a bill introduced bv Senator -i-«— -t* • j H'' 1 ; 8 "™, republican, New Mexico. L .i° nra ' 1 E ',. Si ? eD8 ' f fd«al fue| dis i trlbut °r, preliminary to relinquishing coal situation was ' "good" and that anthracite production was exceeding expectations. The office, however, will I be continued at least for another tributor, preliminary to relinquishing his post, announced that the bituminous month. Senator Borah, repubb'can, Idaho, announced he would withhold his pro posal for an international economic conference in order not to embarrass negotiations by the administration with a view to aiding Europe. N .Ï. Bachelors' Dinner Led t o Investigation b y Prohibition Agents. Thirteen Accused When Grand Jury Acts on Evidence of Sleuths. New York Dec. -9.—Investigation by a federal grand jury into a bache lor ' s «linner at the fashionable Rac-^ iquet and Tennis club on Park avenue.* nt which liqllor was a n e ged J f]owpd free]y p r jday broug to have „lit indict > Inpn t G f m en. including four mem j k ers 0 f j,., Montague family, prom inent in society. Two indictments were returned, charging a conspiracy to violate the Volstead and internal revenue acts, through which approximately 30,000 gallons of assorted liquors were al leged to have been illegally sold. Some of those indicted also were charged with having forged liquor permits and other papers. In a statement made public in con nection with the- indictments, United States Attorney Hayward asserted that his office had ft of a n e ged bootlegging even though it : led to select circles and exclusive fjppjj s0 ] r j on a wholesale elusive clubs and the wealthy. Judge Thanks Jury. Federal Judge Knox read the in-j dictments on which two other juries—' one in the court of general sessions' in New York and the other in Brook- j lyn—had handed up presentments urg- i ing repeal of the state prohibition act, i jon the ground that it was ineffective! and wasteful of public funds. In discharging the federal jury, Judge Knox thanked its members, de- l daring it had performed a highly use- t fui task if it had "brought people in . high walks of life to a realization that - that liquor' had i sale scale to ex- j e homes of the ; thaÄy can j ; violate other provisions of the consti- j lution The principal defendants, according [ t<> Mr. Hayward. were Montaigne La ! Montagne and his three younger j Montagne and his three younger] brothers. Rene, William and Morgan, ! Itoue has long been in the public eye a.. c j ; a; one *>r tiie foremost American polo (( ontinued on Pag« SI*) j i | ! ! I r 1 , m Sleuths igislature Dry Helena. Dec. 29.—Efforts to m a he Helena dry during the legis lative session,, which begins Mon day. will be made by the federal prohibition officers, according to John H. Metcalf, director for Mon tana. Members of the assembly will he on the plane of all other citizens in the eyes of the federal authorities, Mr. Metcalf points out. The director says that during the session two years ago condi tions in Helena with reference to prohibition were bad. Mr. Metcalf suspects that a goodly supply of liquor has been brought to the capital city in preparation for the visitors who are to be here the first 60 days of the new year. i n , . n . oernliarclt "rOITllSeS j ' i ! i Early Return to Stage; Is Interviewed Paris. Dec. 20.—By The . Associated Press, t — "Teilt the American people ; that I shall return to the stage next ■ 'Wednesday night," said Sarah Bern j hardt to The Associated Press Friday in the course of the first in | terview she has granted since her col lapse during the rehearsal of a new 1 play two weeks ago. ! The distinguished actress showed great improvement Friday, having been 1 able to have luncheon with the mem j from dead or dying, as some of the : reports would have it, and that this rest, as I choose to call it. probably j will give, me a new lease on life.'' j Wnman ï« Pkararpir! ** oman 18 V^nargeO bers of her household in the dining I room. Her physicians declared that I i they had found no evidence of organic ! disease or chronic illness and were of ! the belief that the collapse of Madame I Bernhardt was due only to over-exer .tion and strain. • "Tell my American friends." Ma- • dame Bernhardt added, "that 1 am far i With Murder; Killed Man in Her Apartment Louisville, Ky„ Dec. 20.— O. L. Black, automobile sales manager, was killed without justification bv Mrs A,' t ll,lou ' J ukiuil.iuoii dj ->iis. Olive L. Jones, divorcee, m her apart | rnent here last Sunday night, according j _ " , . . ! ^ }} lCl verdict of a coroner s jury late «Friday. Mrs. Jones was held to the : i :.. rv on n f .harce of murder j grand jury on a. ttewrtmatder. ! coroner, policemen and neigh oors, on whose testimony the verdict was based, declared the room in which the body was found showed no signs of a struggle. Mrs. Jones was quoted by one witness as having declared that. Black said just before the tragedy; "I am through with vou." Efforts of the defense were centered on support of the self-defense conten tion of Wie defendant, officials declared i after tilt; Jlearing. PERSHING IN EVENING DRESS j ] j j ; | i •Y-,,, . . ; li6 Civilian garb for General Pershing has been gt owing more and more a i common sight, but here is the first occasion the camera caught him in evening j clothes. He is shown with Mrs. Potter Palmer (left) and Mrs. John Borden ; at a Chicago charity ball. in-j j i i l t in . II. S. NOT TO TIKE IT j Germany to Propose 4-Power j Pact to Protect France, Officials Hear. Paris, Dec. 20.—(By The Associ ated Preâsj — Persistent, reports that the United States would participate some form in next week's conference] of the intei'-allied premiers were de fiuitely eliminated Friday upon receipt of news that the I nited States gov eminent would take no part in .»he meeting. 1 nofftcial. but authoritative information reached Paris Friday tiiat the American administration regarded the forthcoming premiers' meeting as a purely European affair 'and as not warranting intervention by the United States. ' ' . Although it is not believed the state department at Washington has .made statement on the matter, interested . . , government on inquiring of responsible American sources were informed that there did not seem to be the shgbtest ehance of American participation.. There was some suggestion, however., and the probability that this would j that, the breaking up of the conference! certainly be followed by French ; seizures in Germany, might provoke j some eleventh hour step by the United States. j Reports-thai Wilhelm Cnno, the t German chancellor, intended to startle | the premiers* conference w ith definite j four-po would guarantee the security France and the present Franco German frontiers, reached reparations' (Conttnued on Page Si*; ! proposals tor a four-power pact, which i ,..,„1,1 — --».„f. Wills $200,000 to U. S. j as Fund to Build Summer White House Baltimore. Md.. Dec. 29.-—Provisions for the erection of a summer White House for the use of t the United States are made in the will of .1. Wilson Leo kin. lawyer. The J president of | I automoliiling distance ot Washington, I ^ f ' ie '».not ac-^jfed by con Kress within IS montas at ter Mr. ! Leakm s death, the «200,000 is to iie I colue P" rt of tlle rf ' s ld '"' of ,h<> n «. . ' w-~" , îFree btate Executes • i - • v - j will was probated Friday in the or-j phans' court here. For the purchase of land and the erection of the' summer White House, .$200,000 is left to the United States of America. The site is to be within 2 More for Having Guns in Possession Dublin, Dec. 29.—(By The As sociated Press.)—Two more men were put to death Friday as en emies of the Irish Free State. Their names were given in the official account of the executions, which took place at Kilkenny, as Pheiin and Murphy. The official report says they were arrested December 15 and were found guilty of possessing arms and ammunition. OIL FIRM ENLARGES Denver Colo. Dec. 29. articles of incorporation filed in Chey enne Friday change the name of the Inland Oil company to the Continen tal Oil Producing company and in creases the capital stock from .$2 iooo,000 to .$6,000,000, according to' a dispatch to the News here. Former officers of the Inland will act as of ficers of the Continental Oil ..Pro ducing company. It is expected that part of the increase in capital will be used to compensate the Continental for cash advanced for operations .iû i Wyoming, particularity; jn the; Sält IfVpek field, th» dinrmtch states Creek field, the dispatch states. Amended !»ICA APPEALS AGI TO TURKEY TO AID REFIMES jU. S. Delegates Ask Angora i Permit Return to Homes They Left. i Lausanne Dec 29.-- (By The j sociated Press).—America mad« As x„ ; , r Kast refugees, when the dele j gates representing the United States j u t the Near East peace conference j presented an earnest plea that in the j genera) amnesty arrangements to be; j negotiated with Turkey, suitable pro I visions to be made for Armenian and! j ot her refugees who fled from Turkey as and may wish to return to their homes. The Americans asked that Turkey en gage to restore to these refugees their P"S!f rt / What action the entente nations will ta«e on tiie of Armonui .for a national home in Turkey probably will j be decided Friday morning. At this] | time the delegates of France.. Great ; Britain and Italy will consider the petition which the Armenians pre sented to the conference a few days j ago. No progress was made Friday by ; the sub-commission on minorities, he j fore which the American appeal was presented when general question of j amnesty were under discussion. The t jurists to whom the amnesty clause | of the proposed treaty was submitted, j reported they were unable to agree, as ofjjected too nïanv controversial political considerations. Confronted by persistent Turkish ! «ontinned on P:i£e Si») I. -, -. -, — i both the lurks and Greeks had inter - ' -• j Plead Not Guilty to Fraud in Buying Bosch Property J fë yj '"5fëw York~"director".«? New Y .ork, Dec. Jß. Martin h. Kern, alleged dummy purchaser of | a ss **ts of the Bosch Magneto com pany at n sale b.v the alien property oustodiau in 1918, and Joseph I\. Gui v «... " s fhe j ! bureau for the custodian, pleaded not j guilty Friday to charges returned in | "jdictments by a federal gnlnd jury I hursday. Hearing was set, for Janu- i ary S and both were released on bond, j Kern was charged with perjury. He j was alleged, to have falsely sworn, in | obtaining a passport, that lie was citizen of the United States. Guffey was charged with the embezzlement of $40t!,000 iu government bonds. Fed eral officials declared that the indict ment of the two was not in connection with the grand jury investigation of the Bosch sale by the alien property custodian. IU. S. May Declare Tariff on Canadian Lumber Imports Washington, Dec. 29.- Negotiations have been opened through proper chan nels between the United States and Canada, it was said Friday at the White House, to consider whether any countervailing tariff duties may be placed iii this country on imports of Canadian lumber. At the same time, it was added that President Harding lias had no propositions before him involving immediate alterations of present tariffs on the products. Provisions of the Fordney tariff bill, now in effect, it was said at the tariff commission, provide that the United States may place a tariff on certain types of lumber, which now come in free, when produced in a country which puts a duty on similar products exported to it from tb» United States. Canada was said to have a 25 per cent duty in effect on imports of the American types of lumber in question, and thus ta., have raised the-q'uestion as "to. tvhetîiét AuericaJi— «^hétrules should be raised to an equal amount. Probe to Reveal Wheth er Murderers Are Members of Ku Klux. State Organization to Use Ouster If Slayers Known as Members. New Orleans, La., Dec. 29. , By ! a j W "«if ""ny'^dividual members of the klan are found suiltv of rhL ,n,,r | der», not only will thev be outl-UvJd f rom t j, e |. ia à j, ut ever *. of I)owpr The Associated Press.).—Ku Klux ! ïrinn ,.i,i « • • . »- • ! , ' Uls,ana ,uet ,lere * r| - j aay to consider action to be taken in j regard to reports that klansinen were | responsible for the Morehouse kid- ' naping and murders ' . . ' j eporter ot a New Orleans news-j paper was present at. the meeting at the conclusion of the conference hp > was authorized «"Terence he ] agents of the Morehouse to eurred on August kidnaping. ! . '.' lf the klan of Morehouse parish îs m any way responsible for the mur- 1 j ders of Watt Daniels and Thomas , I Richards, the charter of that klan will ' be luted and the klun outlawed." it j ' fund nor has ir — every bit of power the klan has will be used to help ob tain convictions in the criminal courts of the state. "The story told by United States department of justice agents that i members of the klan in black hoods I tormed the 'wrecking crew' for the kidnapers and murderers of Daniels and Richards, is abusrd. There is no such regalia in any part of the Ku Klux Klan or in any of its degrees." The chief klansman scouted the tale! that Clarence Darrow, "or any promi- ! nent lawyer" had been retained by the j klan to fight in the defense of the men : who might be charged with the mur has raised no defence made any defense ap propriations," he said. Governor Parker has charged th.n Dr. B. M. McKoin. under arrest .n ] Baltimore under a murder charge, \* ,i « member of the Ku Klux Klan. \ had been implicated in manv mol. j tivities, according to the e-, ; McKoin has denied he was a k' n . . - j Former Deputy Sheriff T .1. B:irh->ü. the first man arrested in the case. :i!m> • has denied he was a klansman. j SUSPENSE AT BASTROP I Bastrop La.. Dec. 29.—With the I ,] a te for »lie open hearing hut one week sway, the heavy hand of the law, i j xvliich lias already struck twice, was still upraised Friday night over those! | designated for arrest i ! with" the Morehouse kidnanine and; murders. j I The citizens were anxiously waiting I the passing of time which would re veal the identity of those marked. : The nature of confessions in which 0u l < î.._ re ," I 45 men were said to be implicated was ! also the subject of much speculation, j There was no intimation of when the arrests promised by the state would : he made. | While a deputy sheriff armed with a carefully prepared requisition was en | route to Baltimore to claim Dr. B. M. ! McKoin for the state of Louisiana in i connection'with a charge of murder with the robed and masked activities of last August, his friends in this sec- : tion of the state were planning tola raise a fund for his defense. A fund! of $100,000 was said by his friends to j be the objective. Late today his . friends here and in New Orleans were I reported to be considering steps to pro vide him with a heavy escort after he!.in vent he is ' ; ! reaches Louisiana in the I returned. McKOIN CASE DELAYED ; Baltimore, Dec. 29.—Further action iu tho ,. ase of Dr B M McKoin. ar i r ,. H | ( , f j here Tuesday for the murder ; I of Watt Daniels and Thomas Rieb j^i-ds, after thev were alleged to have ! been kidnaped last August, bv a white- ! j ro bet1 mob at Mer Uouge. La., is not ! A | espec ted until next Tuesday \t thnt 1 !, ilnp it is believed Governor Albert I i ltit<>hie will act on the requisition for! j r>1 . McKoin, preferred by Louisiana j authorities. | j) r . McKoin, a former mayor of Mer Rouge, was charged with the murder of Daniels and Richards Wednesday on an affidavit of the sheriff of More house parish. Dr. McKoin stated in an interview ât the city jail Friday that he "would rather die forty times than be taken back to Mer îtonge." Ile predicted that there "would be more bloodshed than ever" if he ever put his foot on Mer Rouge soil again." Dr. McKoin declared his conviction that, his life would not be safeguarded there despite the presence of troops. The jail at Mer Rouge, he said, was a one-story, dilapidated brick building outside the town. The lawless element there, he said, would not stop at any - j thing. Ile had had personal dealings , with them and knew that there "would j be many who would lay down their j lives just to kill me." Governor Parker. Attorney General j Coco and all the officials there, lie I added, "cannot—if they tell the truth—j guarantee that my life would be spared j in that town." "DEKES" PICKMÖNTREAL Washington, Dec. 29.—•'"Dekes" of ! the United States and Canada, repre- ! senting about iiO chapters of the Delta ! Kappa Epsilon college fraternity, iu | annual convention here Friday selected ; Montreal, Canada, for next year's j meeting place, at the invitation of Gen- j eral Sir Arthur Currie, principal of McGill university, where Tau Alpha chapter of the fraternity is situated. General Carrie was commander-in chief of Canadian forces during the world war. HUGHES OFFERS PLAN FOR SETTLEMENT OF REPAR UTIONS MUDDLE Independent Commission Composed of American Business Men and Appointed by U. S. Govern ment, Advocated by Secretary of State as Fail ure of Paris Premiers' Meet Is Talked. New Haven, Conn., Dec. 29.—A sug gestion that an independent commission of men competent in financial affairs would accomplish more than a genera! ; ! international conference toward solu- i ! ti , on of the European reparations tan ! gie. was put. forward by Secretary - j Hughes here Friday night in the first j public pronouncement on the economic ! | crisis to come from responsible offi-j ' cial8 of thp administration at Washing- | ' ton ' The seeretal '. v - who spoke before j j the American Historical association, ! added that he had "no doubt" distin-Lfrom andlguished Americans would be willing to f > serve on such a commission, which he t ] ^ mji?ht wp]] hp kpn( . frp ; frftm nnv ! "the avenues of American helpfulness . cannot fail to open hopefully." ! 1 Referring to suggestions that the j , United States assume the role of ar ' biter in the reparations dispute, Mr. i j Hughes said a sufficient answer to that was the fact "that we have not ! been asked." He went on to say lie i did not believe this government should : take such a burden of responsibilitv ! Throughout his discussion the sec — i I ! j : ITST! :ET BEFORE LE6ISME OPEAIS Members of ISih Assembly to (rather at Helena Sunday. i methods for the carryin of the democratic econoi the rei . PBt i uie Ie eut 1 am P ai » u * * Tribune's Helena Bureau) H 'ii'iif, Dec. 29.—Democratic mem- | i>er. u: the l^rh legislative assembly v.i'l i/;eet in a party conference Sun day afternoon, December ."1, at 3 : o'clock, for the consideration of mat ters of legislation. It is understood ! that this meeting will not be in the I nature of a party caucus, but pri- ! marily for the purpose of discussing ; i ! | ; : j j In this connection considerable data j relative to the various state dewart- ; I ments and bureaus which h,ve hJn I bureaus winch have been> I collected by the democratic central committee will lie placed before the ! meeting. j The meeting will be addressed , i i , r- p., ' , .... ' ! : , 1 ' rifks,on - of Ivaltspell. | chairman of the democratic state cen- | tral committee, and by United States j | Senator-elect B. K Wheeler Tndire ! i- , i i ' arrived in Helena i riday j afternoon and will remain here for ' several days. : ^o far no plans have been made for i democratic caucus and no time has j definitely fixed for the caucus of ! j republican members, although it is the ; . general belief that the republican ! I caucus will be held Sunday evening, i Many of the legislators had arrived j he!.in Helena up to Friday evening and ! ' were busily engaged in the lobby of the j ; Placer hotel during the day in renew-j ing acquaintances and listening to the j pleas ot a score or more of seekers ! after legislative jobs. j As far as can be ascertained no ; ; changes have been made in the Dixon ! house and senate slates. i Both ( alvin ( rum hak er, the Dixon selection for speaker of the house, and j ! I ! A * () - '»nlhdge. the independ#--nt candi- j 1 date lor oflice - h;,vp been mixing I S""! 1 tho enrly arrivals in support of t,leir «'""didacies, but there will be no S ~ " t " : " way of measuring their strength until the caucus. respective j ! [ ty Provincetown Residents Wait I I ; ■ : : j j on Shore to Catch Part of Precious Cargo. Provincetown, Mass.. Dec. 29.— High and dry on the rocks off the Race Point coast guard station, the two masted British schooner Annie L. Spindler, out of Yar mouth, Nova Scotia, was breaking up Friday night, under a fierce northwest gale, while scores of Cape «Cod folk waited on the shore in the hope of salvaging part of her cargo. The schooner, it was reported, had on board 600 cases of whisky. Her papers showed that she was bound from St. Pierre, Miquelon, to Nassau. Th« Snindler stranded on the rips off Bace Point early Friday during a high wind and heavy sea. The coast guard crew shot a line across her and brought the skipper and crew of five ashore by a breeches buoy. % > get [ retary recognized that the question j of fîerman reparations lay at the root j of any economic settlement. The ; problems abroad, he said, were world i problems and could not be disposed of "by calling them European." He de clared the United States would "view with disfavor any course which, instead with disfavor any course which, instead ! of producing reparations, would threat en disaster." and said no one could | foresee the "serious consequences" j which might ensue if forcible means ! were adopted to obtain reparations distin-Lfrom Germany. f Discusses Arms Conference t . . , .. '..Aside from the economic question, . T „ . D ! ™ 7 aa ™ nnd Bnt,sh cruiser P r °J" j e "j 110 - , • „ . ... . T nothing that can be called i ,<V • , ! jfL r ? e , a ' armiI }K; , , ou K"t to be possible. Mr. Hughes ! T V T \ referencp t( > | otal i . c ™ ft t ? nn ^* e »»«touched by : ' j , t F e . at> ' ar,a nge 11 ! ,, f y ve . w c »i would preclude a wil s ? tef . ul aml ""necessary competition. >.o far as American cruiser strength is concerned, he said, "the United States is not as well supplied as it | : ! I ! should be. but the treaty does not inter fere with adequate provision by the ; United States'to supply this want, and i it should be supplied." Mr. Hughes declared that difficulties vvbich prevented further naval limita tions by the conference, so far as he vas able to see, "still stand". The failure, then, to make more sweeping ! limitations, he added, "is not attrib | utable to us." ; Summarizing his reriew of ihe naval pact and criticisms directed against it. : the secretary said: j My conclusion is that the naval tieaty will stand the test of analysis j and fair statement, takine all the per tinent facts into consideration; and that it will be a desirable safeguard (Conthineil on Page Six) B ; I Infantile Disease Carried by Pests. Scientists Are Informed. Cambridge. Mass.. Dec. 29.—The i conv,ction tbat infantile paralysis is ! spread by rats and fleas, just as the bubonic plague is spread, was ex | pressed lt>- Professor Charles T j Brups - of -larvard university, in aii !Ul(ires,! before the Medical Science sec i tion of the American Association for j the Advancement of Science Friday. ' Ile indicated that there mav be" an other serious outbreak in the United i States soon, possibly during 192.". j "The animal reservoir to which the ! finger of suspicion points is the rat ; and insect intermediary, the flea, ®x ! aetly the combination which we know i to be responsible for the perpetuation j of the bubonic plague." said Professor ! Brues. j The epidemic prevalence of paralysis he said, had been strikingly intermit : j ent. "with a tendency to excerbatipii ! every second or. more notably, every j seventh year. If this frequency is re ; peated we may soon expect another ! serious outbreak in the United State«. i possibly during 1923, and if such should come to pass, it seems very j probable that a world-wide epidemic I prooame mar a worm-wiue epioemic j wave of poliomyelitis is under wav, ' " ' '* similar to the present tropicodemic of plague which began at about the same time." Practically all epidemics of the dis ease. said Dr. Brues, occur during the summer. Woman Is Quizzed on Phillips Escape Los Angeles, Dec. 29.—Mrs. Peggy Buxton, taken into custody at Long Beach, near here, Thursday night, on the theory that she might shed some light on the escape of Mrs. Clara Phil lips, convicted murderess, who sawed her way out of the Los Angeles coun ty jail, December 5. was brought to th r". Office here Friday and subjected to a lengthy questioning. What information, if any. regarding Mrs, Phillips' hiding place was dis closed by Mrs. Buxton was not an nounced. but officers said that she would remain in the county jail at leasts for the night. New Idaho Governor Delays Appointments Boise. Ida.. Dee. 29,—No decision has been made by C. C. Moore, gov ernor-elect. regarding the appoint ments which he has to make, it was announced by Idaho's next chief ex ecutive in an official statement issued Friday. Applications for portions number several hundred, the governor-elect said, and because of the press of bud get work and the preparation of his message, he has puis all applications aside until tin? time arrives for their proper consideration. He did not say when this would be. .