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MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1921?FOURTEEN PAGES
WASHINGTON, D. C
Some Salvation Army
Members Kneel in
MOVED TO TEARS
Miss Booth Leads Pictur
esque Appeal for Par
Mi** Kvangeline com
mander ..f the Salvation Army.
Vneeling on the sta;;r at Poll's The
ater at 5 o'clock yesterday after
noon. le<I s.oiio.ouo people in a prayer
for everlasting peace.
In snowy streets, on storm-tossed
?hips at ?ea. wherever Salvation
Army workers had followed the
call of service into far corners of
the world, they dropped for a roo
? Jtient their ministering tasks and
[ Joined in the petition of their com
The ceremony, with its world
wide appeal, was one of the most
picturesque in connection with the
conference on limitation of arma
ments now in session.
Audience Moved to Tears.
Tears filled many eyes in the
audience yesterday when the frail
Woman whose name throughout the
Civilized world is synomomous with
?elf-sacriftce. knelt with clasped
llands1 and bowed head
She spoke in a voice whose fer
vency of appeal was hightened t>y
the emotion which seemed to shake
her slender figure?characteristic
of a medieval saint
Salvation Army workers in cities
throughout the Eastern and Cen
tral United States, in the grip of
printer's worst storm, furnished
many plctureaque scenes. In most
of these cities street-corner meet
ings were in progress when the
Clocks started to strike 5.
Simultaneously they fell on their
knees in the rapidly drifting snow,
music of drums and tambourines
ftopped, and all Joined in prajer.
Spectators Join in Prayer.
In many cases the workers were
? omed by spectators and newly
made converts as they prayed for
the success of the arms conference.
Jn New York City alone over 3.000
participated in these prayers.
Before the prayer in which the
tu.-mbers of the annual Salvation
>Krmy Congress Joined with others
rf that I.ody throughout the world
Commander Booth lectured on the
accomplishments of the Salvation
rf\rm> in the United States.
Theodore Roosevelt, jr.. Assistant
H-cretary, of the Navy, introduce*
the speaker and related his experi
ences with the Salvation Army In
Frame, lauding the work of the
Hal vat ion soldiers in the Held and
extolling the leadership of Com
mand, r Booth. Mr. Roosevelt fur
ther said that the Salvation Army
practiced What they preached and
declared that he had no use for a
minister of the gospel who put his
Sunday sermon up in pretty wrap
pings and then forgot all about it.
Commander Booth said "I am al
ways received in Washington lov
Jngly and corkingly. If you do not
Jove the Salvation Army for any
other reason, you must love us for
our service to little children."
Aided 4SJM0 Children.
"Forty-five thousand children in
the United States have been taken
rare of during the past year." declar
ed Miss Booth. A resume of the large
work accomplished through the
?War Cry and other publications,
through personal visits to stricken
homes, and the work of the mis
sions all produce what Miss Booth
calls "The world's greatest ro
| '"tIk prayer offered by the com
I jriander is as follows. ?
1 -Thou who art the author of
f .11 justice *id of all mercy, we
beseech Thee to hear the petitions
that rise at this hour from the
millions of hearts around the world
.. .thered under the Salvation Army
Sag Moved V the sobs of wid
ow's and the tears of orphans;
moved by the abiding grief of dev
astated hearths; moved by the
memories of the awful struggle and
1 bloodshed Of our near yesterday;
moved by the fears of peoples who
vet dread a dark tomorrow, we be
eeech Thee to grant to the repre
sentatives of the nations assem
bled at the call of our honored
J'resldent light that will sjtow the
way. courage that will defy the
arming impossible, wisdom that
Will unravel the tightly tangled
threads of national difficulties so
that they may reach an under
st mdtng from which the whole hu
man' family will profit."
m ^veral valuable plants of the
BTnit.d States Botanical ('.aniens were
?destroy** early last night when
I flames swept the north end of the
J greenhouse on Maryland avenue near
Third street northwest. The damage
to the house was estimated at $600.
The fire Is believed to have start
ed from an overheated furnace.
Increase in Duelling
There was a decided increase In
,he onstruction of dwelling houses
L, this country during the first ten
months of 1921. according to infor
mation obtained by the civic devel
opment department of the Chambei
of Commerce of the United States.
Construction figures furnished by
fortv-four Important cities, including
Washington, show that during .he
__riod from January to October or
? he^ present- year about |?0I.M0 MO
went into new construction, while
all 1920 the total in the same
eil?g was only J8.000.000 more. Dy
ing the shorter period this year. 51#
per cent of the total was for dwell
ing houses, as against only 3?.l per
cent in 1920.
Washington's School System
Has Lagged for Thirty Years
Long Record of Broken Promises in Congress
Has Resulted in Deplorable
For more than thirty ye*" W.M
tngton's school-building program
has. failed to keep pace with the
i ncrease in population. Building"
that have been condemned have not
j l.eeiw vacated: nine of these build-|
lings are now being used that were
condemned thirteen years ago.
These deplorable conditions. The |
Herald has pointed out. are *U*'M
.?table t.?' the negligence "f >*st
Congresses to keep their promises.
They investigated, but nothing con
structlve resulted thertfrom
The Herald has undertaken to
place the true conditions before the
people and Congress in the hope
that the present District qommtttee.
which has already shown an un
usual Interest I" Washington, wtl!
ALL OVER COUNTRY
Improvement Notable in
Virginia and Maryland,
Labor Report Shows.
Employment conditions through
out the country recorded an in
crease of .46 per cent, or 7,219 men
during the past month as compare!
with the preceding month, accord
ing to a report by Francis I.
Jones. director general of the
United States Employment Service
of the Department of Labor, which
made public last night.
The improvement in employment
1 and industrial circles was felt In
Washington as the result of a bulld.
ing boom now In progress and which
is predicted to continue throughout
the winter so long as weather con
ditions permit, although some un
employment obtains among railroad
shop men. auto mechanics, clerks
In Virginia and Maryland, the
improvement is notable, but th?*
largo influx of unemployed persons
from other parts of the country
tends to keep the unemployment
figures abnormally targe In these
States, according to the report.
Total Force In Lea*.
Although 1.428 firms* ip the sixty
five principal industrial centers of
the country report an addition of
7.219 employes during the past
month, th* total working forre of
I these concerts at the close of the
month of November ? 1.567.347?
Shows a net decrease of 60.760. or
3.7 per cent In the working force
since January .
Of these sixty-five principal in
dustrial centers, forty show an in
crease of 22.212 employes during
the past month, while twenty-four
1 show a decrease of 14.993. and one.
Indianapolis. Ind.. remained un
changed. The increase in employ
ment was greatest in Peoria. 111.,
with a percentage of 22.5. while the
centers recording a decrease were
headed by Los Angeles, with a per
centage of 10.5.
The industries showing an in
crease in employment were: Paper
and printing, lumber and its manu
facture; vehicles for land transpor
j tatlon: iron and steel and their
| products: stone, clay and glass
products: textiles and their prod
ucts. and metals and metal prod
ucts other than iron and steel.
The industries showing a de
crease in emlovment were: Liquor
and beverages: railroad repair
1 shops: f?od and kindred products,
leather and its finished products,
and miscellaneous industries.
Little Aid Kx per ted.
"The line of prosperity which
i started on an upward swing in
August and September showed a
tendency toward a reeeed during
the p ist month," said Director
Jones. "While iron and steel con
tinued to add to its forces, industry
as a whole remained inactive, with
railroad repair shops dismissing
about 5 per cent of their workers.
Food and kindred products also
made heavy reductions, as a result
of the usual seasonal slackening,
while other industries, with the ex
ception of the automobile industry
which apparently has recovered
from Its seasonal inertia and is In
creasing its working force, re
? Keports from 2X1 of the princi
pal industrial .enters Indicate that
owin- to the seasonal and climatic
conditions, unemployment wilt in
n-ease sightly * during the next
month, and that there is no pros
pect of a material change until
spring. Industry will retain the
trains made during the past three
j months, but little or none of the
present unemployment will be ab?
rbed for the ne*t three months.
TO IGNORE COURT
KANSAS CITY. Ka"T ' h?4, ~
Leaders of unionised P?kln* h?"?
employes have been served with sub
poenas to appear *?fore the Kansas
Industrial Court/tomorrow in an at
tempt to settle the threatened strike.
Unionised packing hous- employes
I ordered to walk out in protest against
wage reductions said they would ig
. nore the order of the court forbid
ding the strike.
Prisoner Is Killed
While Fleeing from Jail
VIRGINIA. Ill. Dec. t. ? Kdward.
Ertckson was killed and Harry Spen
cer was1 wounded In escaping from
I the Cass County jail today. The
! prisoners were shot by SherifT George
i Farrar. Spencer, despite his wound,
escaped, together with Dn! *-elP Rigg.
! another prisoner.
Sheriff Farrar was set upon by the
prisoners while he was carrying
1 water to them.
endeavor to brine relief to the pub
lic *chools of the District.
The Kchool bulldinpH h*ve been
found to I>e crowded. Insanitary,
dimlv lichted and in some instances
aro veritable fire traps. Owlnu to
the space occupied by the portable
school buildings. the children are
obllecd to play in the streets or in
The Force School on Massachu
setts avenue between Seventeenth
and Eighteenth streets. -*vas built
in 1880 and condemned in 1JW8, but
at present it is housing 637 children.
The Adams School in the same
neighborhood was condemned at the
?atne time, but is still in use. With
the exception of these two build
ing h 11 the other condemned .build
ings are unfit for occupancy. 'I he
U? raid has emphasized.
< ondemneri Property Knitk.
The condemned property is in a
state of decay, lacking: adequate lire
protection in many cases, where the
floors are actually rotting under the
It was found that forty-eight
children had been crowded into a
room built to accommodate forty.
I depriving the teacher of space nec
essary to *allow her any freedom
I of action. This was not an iso
lated ca.se. as grade after grade was
Continued on rape Two.
NEW AIRSHIP WILL
SAIL OVER CAPITAL
IN TEST OF HELIUM
C-7, Non-tRigid Type to
Land at Anacostia
Early Today. #
The C-7, new nonrigid United
States navy airship, commanded by
Lieut. Comdr. Zachary Lansdowne.
U. S. N.. will sail over this city
shortly after 8 o'clock this morn
ing. provided atmospheric condi
tions are favorable, to demonstrate
for the first time in the history of
Ughter-than-alr navigation the use
of nonexplosive helium gas.
' With the commandfng officer will
be Lieut. Comdr. R. F. Wood, alti
tude Pilot; Lieut. C. K. Hauch. di
rection pilot, and Aviation Chief
Mechanic's Mate Ferris. The craft
will begin its experimental flight
from the naval air station at Hamp
ton Roads. Ya. Arriving at this
I city, it will sail over Mount Ver
non. the LiVicoln Memorial, the
Washington Monument, and around
the dome of the Capitol.
Of Powerful Build.
After completing the trip over
the Nation s Capital, the craft will
be landed at Anacostia. where an
inspection will be made by Secre
tary of Navy Denby, Assistant 8ec
I retary of Navy Roosevelt, and Hear
! .Adml. W. A. Moffatt. U- S. N\. chief
of the Bureau of Aeronautics.
' Of powerful build, the C-7 is
capable of making sixty miles an
hour, and was constructed for the
navy in 1918 for anti-submarine
operations. The principal dimen
sions of the craft are: Length. 192
feet; extreme height. 59 feet; maxi
mum hull dimension. 42 feet, with
a capacity for 181.000 cubic feet of
Two Union 125 horsepower en
gines make the "ship" especially
reliable for patrol and convoy work.
The fixed weight, ready to fly. is
7.940 pounds. At a speed of 4?
miles an hour the ? raft has a
i-ruising range of 2.180 miles and
is designed with sufficient balloon i
capacity to reach an altitude of
The advantage of helium gas.
which Will be used in the flight,
over hydrogen ga^ is that it is
nonexplosive. eliminating the dan
gers of static or electric connec
tions. or ignition due to sparks
from the exhausts of the motors.
FAR EAST REPUBLIC
A new delegation has come to
town, representing the Far Eastern
Republic, a Siberian state with its
capital at Chita.
The delegation has come to pre
sent its case to the arms confer
ence in order to defend the inter
ests of the republic. According to
B. K. Svirsky. lormer vice minister
of foreign affairs, these Interests are
jeopardized by the presence of Jap
anese troop.* in ?be territory of tho
WOMAN MAY DIE
, Mrs. Bertha M. Brown, 33 years
old. rooming at 821 Fifth street north
west, was taken to Emergency Hos
pital yesterday afternoon, suffering,
police say, from effects of swallow
ing a quantity of iodine. Hospital
physicians report her condition as
serious. - /
After swallowing the ioWine Mrs.
Brown rushed to the head of the
steps and called for assistance. H.
J. Luckett, proprietor of vthc room
ing house, went to her aid and sum
moned the ambulance. The woman
was living with her hutsband.
Gives Talk on Bible Lands.
Dr. Albert T. Clay, of Ykle Unl- I
versity. spoke last night at the Lu
ther Memorial Church, on archeologi
cal research work In Bible lands. By
the use of lantern slides showing As
syrian and Babylonian tablets. Di*.
Clay showed that those records
proved the chronicles of Genesis to
be facts Instead of myths and leg
ends, ap commonly believed. '
Dismissed After 1 Mem
ber Stood Against
JANUARt 9 IS DATE
FOR SECOND TRIAL
Comedian Declares His
Conscience Is Clear in
Tilt With Prosecutor.
SAN FRANCISCO. Deo. 4.?Fatly
Arbuckle may have to go on trial
again Immediately after the Christ
mas holidays. The jury in the trial
of the famous fat comedian was
discharged this afternoon, having
failed t" reach an agreement. The
i tinal vote was ten to two in favor of
acquittal. according ' to August
Frietze, foreman. One womaQ juror
| voted guilty from the first ballot.
j and never changed her vote. All
the others at one time voted f.'r
acquittal, on, ballpt being eleven
| to one for acquittal. A majority
i favored acquittal throughout, trie
j lowest ratio being seven to f.ve.
The jurors, questioned atheir
1 discharge, declared that had it not
: been for Mrs. Helen Hubbard, they
i would have returned in ten mln
| utes with a verdict of not guilty.
I Mrs Hubbard voted for conviction
| on every ballot. they declare,
j Nothing they could say or do would
sway her. She would listen to no
argument, would discuss no part of
the evidence. "She simply said
?die would vote 'guilty' till Hell
! froze." said one of the jurors, "and
( she meant It." Thomas Kilkenny
also voted for conviction on nu
1 merous ballots, but it is said he
i voted so in the hope of gaining
Mrs. Hubbard's confidence and
bringing here over to the other
side He some times voted witn
ihe ten. for acquittal, sometimes
cast a blank ballot.
District Attorney Hrady said that
' he believed he would ask for a
| second trial just after the holidays^
, (javin McNab. Arbujrkle's chief
counsel, said he was ready, even
j anxious, to try the ease again.
Twenty Ballots Taken.
"The result of the l>alloting wa?
a moral victory, at least." McNali
-aid. "It reflected the overwhelm
ing belief of the community thai
\rbuckle could not have beer
guilty of the things with which
he is charged."
Out from Friday afternoon until
l'-n; todav. the jury of seven men
and five women, all married except
| one "of the women, cast more than
I twenty ballots.
Hut even after this long time
1 Judge l.ouderbaek. called to court
' just before noon today, was loati.
, to accept a mistrial, and he can
vassed the Jury one after another,
! to ascertain if there was not some
i hope of agreement. Informed thai
there ?'a< absolutely none, he asked
the opposing attorneys to say
whether they believed the Jury
should be discharged.
Agree to lll?mi?? Jury.
v. Milton l -Ken. ? state's attorney.
said he believed the jury should be
discharged. McNab. for Arbuckle.
said he would leave it entirely to
' Then I make a finding that this
! jury ?? discharged." said Judge
i Loiiderback. thanking the jury.
"Fatty" rolled a brown paper
I cigarette, waited until the judge
had said it would be impossible to
try him again before January
and the opposition had agreed to
the date, then lit his cigarette and
'""Depute District Attorney Milton
Vren walked over to Attorney Mc
Nab, Arbuckle'? chief counsel, and
held' out his hand.
??I just want to congratulate your
client on his gameness," he sald_
Arbuckle. who was standing
side his counsel. said:
Says Cowelesfe l? Clear
"I'm game because my conscience
is clear, clearer than your a,
MOuts7de the Hall of Justice Mrs.
Arbuckle stood with her mother
Mrs. Flora i'urfee. and some other
?The poor boy." she said. Hell
have to go through it all again.'
Court adjourned. Fatty stepped
to where his wife. Minta Durfee.
actress, once estranged from him,
was waiting He took her in his
arms and whispered something to
Wer She was obviously having a
1 hard time to restrain an impulse to
sob on hi* huge shoulder, but she
controlK-d herself and they left the
courthouse arm in arm. . . kl
! Tomorrow afternoon Arbuckle
will appear at the Federal investi
gation into the party in the St.
Francis Hotel last I-abor Day: the
narty at which Miss Rappe was fa.
tallv injured The government is
interested because liquor wa*
served at that part>.
The jury quit discussing the case
last night at 10:?'- d?e to the ill
ness of Miss Louise E. V interburn
S .he only unmarried ?nem^er. ,A\
i 10 p. m. the jury suggested that it
'be discharged. Fifteen minute,
after Judge Douderback had re
Tu"d to comply the matron was
called to attend Miss Winterburn.
Shortly thereafter/ the session was
flosed for the night, and the twelve
men and women, all appearing to
? wearv and overwrought, were
taken from the Hall of Justice and
herded Into closed cabs to ride to
SEEK LABOR MEN
IN CAFE SHOOTING
CHICAGO. Dec. 4?Search for
Thomas Kearney and Tommy Wa!sh_
prominent Chicago labor said
bv the police to have been present
when Adolph George's famous down
town cafe was shot op last night,
George was instantly killed by *
bullet, and his bartender, George
(fast, dfed In the hosfrttal from bul
let wounds. .
Argument over the possession ot
a chair was said to have caused the
. City of Yuma |
Help Sent by Arizona and
Mexican Cities; Flames
Are Beyond Control.
YUMA. Aris.. Dec. 4.?Complete
destruction of this city is threat
ened by a Are which started at C
o'clock this morning from an un
known source. Twenty stoce build
ings and twenty - five business
! houses in the central district had:
! been reduced to ashes by nightfall. I
K. F. Sangunetti, millionaire mer-j
chant and cotten grower, of Yuma!
and gomerton, is near deam as a
result of the explosion of a gaso
line storage tank. Numbers of oth
ers were injured.
A high wind carried the flames
through the tenter of th? city. The
Yuma Are department, unable to
.ope with the situation, sent calls!
for help to Somerton. Gadsden. San j
Luis, in Mexico, and other nearby ,
joints. Flre-flghtlng apparatus was)
being rushed ip by the Southern
The entire population of Vymal
Valley turned out to help battle
the flames. The loss already ex
MENACE TO-JAP AN,
SAYS GEN. REILLY
Points to Strength of
British Naval Bases
In Pacific. .
By GEN. HENRY J. REILLY.
Editor Army and Journal.!
In endeavoring to limit the de
fenses which Americans may estab-1
' lish at Manila. Guam, and other1
American points in her Oriental
possessions. Japans principal con
tention is that American naval
bases in the Orient constitute a di
? rect menace to Japan and to Japan
only This view will not stand the
? test of analysis. Several other pow-i
1 <?rs have interests in the Orient ex-|
ceeding those of the United States
and even of Japan. Moreover, tne
i function of naval bases frequently i
i has no relation to the location of
combatant nations, because of the
; great facility which the sea offers
t to ships to go anywhere on its *ur
The cardinal function of naval
' bases is to add to naval strength'
1 al<*ng lines of communication which
it will be necessary to keep open in
1 the event of war with almost any
Challenged by Britnin.
The degree of the Japanese in
terests in?the Orient is challenged
by that of Great Britain; who nas
,j an immense trade there and ter
, j ritories of greater size and popu
lation than tnose encompassed by
i Japan's power. France has a great
I empire in Cochin-China, besides
many widely flung islands in the
I'aciflc. The Dutch East Indies are
very large, and very rich. Not long
, ago Germany had extensive Pacific
possessions. She may again have
The rejuvenation of Russia and
, other powers may render them tm
, por^ant factors in the Oriental the
ater. within a comparatively few
? j years. Finally there is China her
i self, weak now, but with tremen
j dous potentialities. The United
I States will be morally obligated to
defend th*? Philippines, whether;
they become independent or not, for
many generations to come.
Aside from this we will require
| bases in the Orient so long as lasts;
j the need of our maintaining inter
course by ?sea with China, whether
for the purposes of war or peace. <
There is an analogy between our
route across the Pacific and Eng
land's route through the Mediter
ranean. England does not maintain
, I Gibraltar and Malta as a threat to
| powers, but as means of safeguard
i ing her communications to India
i and the Orient when jeopardized
j from any quarter whatever. Those
; bases were very useful for that
i purpose during the war against
| Germany, and would be valuable
j in a war against the United States
j or any other sea power.
IlritiMli Ractes \e?r I'nlted State*.
The situation in the western At
lantic is parallel to that In the
' western Pacific. Inherently the
k British protected bases at Bermuda
* and Jamaica, and her potential po
sitions elsewhere in the Caribbean
I area, some of which are defended
and closer to us. constitute a great
II er threat to the United States than
do our weakly held positions in
the Far East, which are really far
' from Japan. We have not objected
to the British defenses, nor sug
1 gested that any restrictions against
1 fortification in the future be made.
Great Britain has wide Interests on
1 this side of the Atlantic and needs
naval bases for their adequate de
' fense. no matter with whom she
\ may engage in war. They were
used by her in wars against France
' and Germany and proved most use
ful in safeguarding England's com
1 munications and interests then; as
; they will in any future war. -
, plan Big Reception
For Zionist Leader
As a result of the announcement
of the coming hexe next Sunday of
the famous Zionist world leader and
diplomat. Nahum Sokolow, one of
| thoae chiefly credited wit* obtain
ing the approval of the allied pow
, era to the Zionist claim of the re
storation of Palestine to the. Jews
as their homeland, great interest
is being manifested by the local
Jewish population, it was an
nounced last nlgbt at the Sokolow
reception headquarters In the Har
Emile Berliner, chairman of the
reception committee, contributed
J10.000 toward the proposed He
[brew University In Jerusalem on the
occasion of Dr. Ch*lra Welxmann'*
I visit to Washington in June.
London Says Dail's Latest
Stand Creates Criti
May Continue Truce to
Permit Premier to
I*ONDON, Pec. 4.?After a hur
riedly called conference at 10 Down
ing street, at which the Sinn Fein
delegate* delivered to Lloyd George
the Irish reply to the premier's
latest prop..Kals for an Irtish coin
promise it was admitted in govern
ment circles that "the situation is'
Sinn Fein's reply to Lloyd George's
proposition Is said to have been
practically an uncompromising re- i
jection of the term*, which, in spite
<?f certain amendment* proposed by
the Irish negotiators. created the
most < rltical situation since the
parley began. ?
Kegret lllegianee C'lnnse.
Arthur Griffith. R. C Barton and"
(.?a van Duffy, bringing the reply
from Dublin, met Ltyd George. Lord
Birkenhead. Austen Chamberlain,
uid Sir Robert Home, et the pre
miers residence. Lloyd George had
hurried from his country estate at
' "hequers Court especially for th
'?onference. Horne wan Included n
'he meeting, it i* believed, because
of difficulties with the financial
clauses of the proposed'agrcement.
in which he as chancellor c.f the
exchequer, is concerned.
It is reported that the Dail
Klreann. to which the new plan
was submitted, was unaHc to agree '
to the allegiance clause, and that
it could not be influenced to ac
cept the scheme by which Ulster
would be permitted to remain out
In reply to Sinn Fein's counter
terms, it is understood, the govern
ment has stated flatly that this is
its last compromise scheme and
that it will iot accept any devia- (
tion from its provisions.
May Contlane Truce Treaty.
In view of the seriousness of the
situation, which would seem to
preclude further attempt* at recon
ciliation. the government will now
direct its attention to ar*angements
whereby the present truce may con
tinue in effect. Government repre
sentatives to the original confer
ence will hold a session tomorrow.
It is learned that the discussion
of Lloyd George's proposals in Dub
lin developed continued reluctance
bv De Valera and his faction to
acceptance of the fact of Ireland's
allegiance to the empire, and that
just the day before the conference
the Irish president declared that
"Sinn Fein will not depend on idle
resolutions, but on the determina
tion of their hearts."
It Is De Valera's view that ac
ceptance of allegiance to the Brit
ish crown means forswearing the
allegiance to the Irish republic.
Certain leaders have suggested a
sort of "collective allegiance." in
which the Dall Eireanr. woufd ex
press its adherence to the empire
but the members individually would
subscribe to no oath.
Expect Decision to he Delated.
N The Sinn Fein leaders, as a rule,
do not expect a final decision one
way or the other for several days
at least. They expect a series of
conversations with government offi
cials early in the week, and have
been asttite enough, even in de
clining to accept the premier's pro
posals. to word their reply so that
it could not provoke an abrupt can
cellation of the negotiations.
It is admitted that this Sinn Fein
strategy is making it difficult fori
Lloyd George to fulfill his intention
of going to Washington, but even
if no agreement can be found the
premier hopes to be able to extend I
the truce to cover the preiod of
his absence from England.
May Prepare Political Program.
Lloyd George wants to leave
England within a week, for he be
lieves the Washington conference 1
will reach its vital decisions before
Christmas?and his arrival in Wash- !
ington after that time would be in
the nature of an anti-climax.
There is an apparently well
founded report that the premier has
decided to call a meeting of the
coalition leaders soon, to prepare,
a political program for submission
to the country in the event he de
cides to call for a general election. ,
which he will certainly do if the
Irish situation becomes hopelessly
START SCHOOL ROW
'MANCHESTER. N. H? Defc 4.?
A boy and a girl, both aude. in ;
the sculptured ornamentation over ;
the main entrance of the new WTest |
Side High School, have started a tu
mult of protest. Such a tumult, in
/act. that the school authorities may
have to delete them entirely or sup
ply them with some covering.
Shocked conservatives have pro-'
tested vigorously to the school board. !
The figures, which are life size,
stand out in bas-relief, in granite.
They are the principal stone decora
tion of the new building.
Young Soldier Found
Slain in Dense Woods
WRlGHTSTOWN. N: J.. Dec. 4.?
The body of a young, medium-sixed
man, wearing the uniform of a non
commissioned officer of the United
States army, was found in a se
eluded part of the woods on the out
skirts of Wrlghtstown by a dog ac
companying two hunters.
It is believed the man was mur
dered. The body was not identified.
U. S. TO DISCUSS
Financiers and Govern
ment Divided Over Rep
BERLIN, Dec. 4. ? With little
more than a month in which to
work out a soluttoy of the repara
tions and economic tangle which
lias disrupted the entire financial '
nystem of Europe, (icrmun opinion ,
is sharply divided between the Iter- ;
lin financiers on the one hand and '
the government on the other.
A majority of Berlin hankers and ,
economists hold that Germany has ,
dene everything that could he ex- j
pected of her to demonstrate her;
?ood intentions and fulfill her ob- <
Th** government, hcadcu by ?'hin- '
eellor Wirth. refuses to throw u;>
its hands and. with the backing ot
a greater part of the population,
favors at least an attempt to for
mulate new proposals on the basis
of present industrial conditions.
Hold* the Key.
To this situation Dr. Walter
Kath'nau. the German economc en
voy. who has been discussing the
situation with officials of the Brit
ish treasury, holds the key. Ilathe
Tiau's reports on Great Britain's at
titude are expected greatly to In
fluence the Germans* future course.
"We cannot pay the next repara-*
tions installment." declares Herr [
Orerner. director of the economic
touncll and a member of the tredit
committee recently appointed by
the chancellor, "unless we obtain a |
loan for which German industry ,
must provide the guarantees. Ii;
addition to this, we must have a I
moratorium for three vaars, in
which we mar be enabled to re- i
move all government defb-its. in
cluding those ?n the railway and
Kxpeet^d an I n * il at Ion.
"Any conditions accompany ing
such a moratorium." said Councilloi
('uno, "must be discussed in a con
t? rence to which Germany. of
course, must l?e invited.
?"We had expected that the United
States would insist on German ,>xr
ticipation In just such a confer
ence after the conference of peace. !
Germany and America contain the;
only economists and financiers
capable of solving the problems
?"Discussion of the moratorium,
moreover, must be accomnunie1 by
discussion of rhi entire reparations]
question, arranpinjj details which
will permit us to repay by our
labor?which is th*-* only wealth we
have left." m
PAYMENT FOR LAND
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 4 - The trou
ble between Gen. Viliareal. minister
of agriculture and head of the ex
treme agrarian party, and the mod
erates. behind which apparently
stands the power which ultimately
led to the resignation of Gen. Vil
iareal as cabinet minister, has added
30 per cent to the membership of
the Landowners' Association.
A meetinp of the National Land
owners Association is veing active
ly promoted. This will be held in
the City of Mexico before January
1. Delegates will come from all
Mexican states. The congress is for
the purpose of strengthening the
Landowners' Association on a firm
financial basis so it may continue
the fight it has been waging for
more than a year.
The landowners consider the de
feat of Viliareal as defeat of the ex
treme radical agrarian party. A
leading member of the National Land
owners' Association says:
"We are sure to win out. We have
every right on our side. We are
not opposed to the division of land
among the Mexican peasantry. We
believe it is a good thing. But we
should be paid the market value of
our land and not be forced to take
in payment government bonds of lit
tle or no value."
GIVES $25,000 BAIL
NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?Alexander
M. MacArthur. the young artist
charged with attacking two women
near Upper Montclair. N. J., was
arraigned today before Magistrate
Hatting and pleaded not guilty.
Later he was admitted to $25,000
MacArthur's wealthy foster rela
tives and friends refuse to believe
him guilty, repeating today that
he was the victim of a conspiracy.
MacArthur has been identified by
i Mary Louise Bradshaw. 19 years
I old. a student at the Montclair Nor.
mai School, as the man who at
tacked her on a New Jersey hill
| road September 17, and Mrs. Helen
O'Neill, a mother of five children,
i who says he attacked her in the
same vicinity October 10.
Our Mary Sails Today
After Slight Illness
PARI8. Dec. 4. ? Mary Pickford
I who haa been slightly Indisposed, is
j now reported to be sufficientlv re
; covered to sail for America tomor
row aboard the Paris, with her hus
i band. L>ougla? Fairbanks
Although weak, she sat for the ar
tist. Paul Manship, today.
Harding Will Submit
ment to Senate.
L<ONr*N. D*e. 1. ? Th?
Washington correspondent of
the Morning Post reports that
President Harding has agreed
to submit a tripartite agree
ment between England. Amer
ica and Japan to the United
States Senate for ratification.
PEK1N TO PROVE
RIGHT TO RULE
Doubt Government Has
Power to Protect For
FEW DAYS REST
S h a n t un g Negotiations
Continue; N*aval Ra
f'lilna rannot win either wonoinir
or territorial freedom at the pr^f
ent armament conference. The
reuoti for this, however, rests in
IVkin. not In Wa^litnfton. TWr
i^ieat p? wcrs now gfKemblrd admit
publicly their sympathy for China's
aspirations. They have tnno?are<1
a willingness to surrender at lea<
a portion of righta guaranteed
th?-m by China or acquired a.? th?
result of war claims aicainst Ilia'
country. But?and here lies tl?*
obstacle toward China achic\to*-,
her ambition no* there Jtre th?
gravest doubts in o\er> delegati"
represented at the preaent confei -
ence reca.-dinc the present Chinese
government's ability to prote? t for
eign lives and property within hei
This was made very plain bv Sec.
rotary Hughe* last Friday when
he stopped an extended aicume;;t
\y Minister Sxe by declaring that
after all. the real fa- t before the
<-onference was the Interne 1
strength of the Chines* govern
ment That was* the situation agai 1
on Saturday when the Pacific a-.d
Far Kastern Committee. after
listening to offers of surrender ?
territory by France. Creat HriUi i
and Japan?offers made
strictest reserve?adjourned to fur.
ther consider the matter next V eu
Delrktleo Take lte?t.
There will be no business ses
sion of the conference until Wed
nesday. Arthur J- Balfour and th#
members of the British delegation
have cone to New York to partici
pate in a celebration I*' their honor
there. Senator Sarraut and men
hers of the French mission ha\r
tone to Niagara Falls for a bn?
rest. Other delegates have slipped
out of town for brief visits.
Only the Shantung negotiations
will continue in the interim Th?
are ?ntalde of the conference pi'
cram and are being discussed d -
recti y by the representatives
(Thina and Japan Two Amen ..n
and two British observers are
tins: in to help if possible. R<;
they can do nothlnc toward ?
acreement unless they are asV?'
to say something by the prin ip
Japan will surrender a'l ric??
acquired from Germany in th.
Shantung peninsula excepting th*
railroad. Sbe wants Kiaochou it
ternationalix^d. And on the ra
rftad the Japanese desire control h?
a mixed commission 'ron-. both n
Uons The Chinese have refnse.i
this. But there I* a genera' di*
cusslen in progress on the merits
of the case. While no definite a<
v&nce has been made, the fact that
the discussions still continue is a
hopeful sign in the opinion of dip
Meanwhile there "ill be no fur
ther development? for a few day
re carding the naval rat io. T>
Japanese have the decision
Messrs. Hughe* and Balfour before
them. It mas cabled to Tokyo Fri
day night. It is expeeted to be a
ceptable to Japan but only aft*
the pressing Far Eastern pro>>
lems are sufficiently advanced
show that Japan has carried th.
points necessary to allow her d. le
gates to return home with a dip'"
matic victory that * ill offset th.
feelings of chagrin that neces^anl*
will overwhelm all Japan when k
is realised that she Ha? sub?rrll /l
to a naval program that keeps '
in third position among world
Hold* to Treat? Vtlfrbta.
So far as the Far Eastern and
Pacific problems arc concernei J;?
pan holds many high cards She ?
standing squarely upon her treat>
rights in some cases. Is relinquish
ing sonfe things in others but al
w avs with professions of friendship
and regard that make impossible
any attempt at a combination
against her by other powers rep
resented around the table
Of course Japan is ready to srntp
the Anglo-Japar esc treaty SV
will do *o voluntarily when anottye?
agreement is evolved thr.t will
equally serve the purpose Her dip
lomats here, and th. cabinet in
Tokyo are fully aware that they
cannot expect a treaty that mill
ally the United States. Oreat P.rit
1 aln. France. Italy and poaslbU
China with Japan. But they at.
convinced that a simultaneous de.
laratton oi principle by all of the?#
nations, proclaimed to the worl<
, from the various capitals and froo
this city with the adjournment o'
the present conference, would ha v.
equal binding power as It woul<
have behind It the nelght of publir
j opinion in these nations.
Wants Trade f.eadermhlp.
Tokyo advices Indicate that th*
Japanese would accept some such
a development as a great diplo
matic triumph. Japan is anxious t?
expand her world trade She need*
raw materials. She would be will
ing to drop all thouchts of war fni
a time at least If she could redouble
her efforts to gam leadership in th.
commercial fields of thr world
And it Is because she r^alioe*
that her best assurance of get
ting most of what eh.- wants
lies in not hastily announ* ine her
acceptance of the Hughes na\a
ratio that her statesnv n welcom*
the de'ay now facing the . nferenee
During the thre.-do recess ?*t
the conference th. delegates will
review the progress made ?. t .1 ?
cide on plans for the f???
Amerit^n delegation . coi
Continued o* Tfcraa.