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1LICAN r V JLJd AN iNDEPEWDEWT PROGRESSJVE JOURNAL THIRTY-FIRST YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA. TUESDAY- MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1921 14 PAGES VOL. XXXI, NO. 266 A TRjL REPUB h n i V ! GEDDES VISIT TO ENGLAN 0 SPE 01 E OF TRI Naval Disarmament, Anglo American Debt And Inde pendence Of Canada May Be Discussed with George Republican A. P. Leased Wire 'LONDON', Jan. 17. Government of ficials are displaying reticence con cerning both the visit of Fir Auck land Geddes, the Tritish ambassador nt Washington, and Lord Chalmers' post poned mission to the United States. Tho coincidence of tho ambassador's return with this postponement points 1o the likelihood that the ou-stlon of the Anglo-Amerlcnn debt will be the chief subject of his conference with the government. The ambassador's visit, which it was reported, was undertaken on a hasty summons from Premier Llovd George, excites great speculation. There is no fiuestion of possible controversy be tween the two countries, which is left unmentioned by the American corre pondenta of the Knglinh newspapers, to explain the. visit. It is alleged by one rhat Canada is showing indepen dence, claiming greater freedom from the Jurisdiction of the privy council, and a separate legation at Washington. This correspondent reiterates that American statesmanship is seeking ap proach to the dominions on the Pacific question. In this connection, it is aug frested in some- quarters that Lloyd George may be anxious to consult Fir Auckland when the colonial office is changing hands following upon Lord Milner's resignation. ' "What appears to be quite certain is that naval disarmament will be dis cussed. There have been conflicting reports in recent days, some to the ef fect that the committee on imperial defense will decide against the build in of more capital ships, others that no decision has yet been reached. The postponement of the Chalmers mission is not altogether unwelcome. There had been many protests against any hasty settlement of the debt ques tion, which were fortified by rumors that conversion into long term obli gations was to have been on a basis of ti per cent Interest. Comptroller Says P Credit and. Loan Inflations Small Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. Inflation credits and loans has been far less rlnce the end of the war than is pop tilarly supposed, Camptroller Williams of the currency declared tonight in a statement analyzing the statements of the condition the national banks on Nov. 15 as compared with March 4, 3119, four months after the armistice. N"Some ot the criticism as to the aj Jeged financial Inflation is hardly Jus tified," he said. In referring to the con dition of national banks. "The prudent management of most of our bankers baa been a helthy and restraining in fluence to the orgy of extravagance and speculation which raged during the 38-month period succeeding the armis tlce." Loans and discounts of all national ianks on March 4, 1919, he explained, Plus government securities owned, but exclusive of bonds held, to secure clr culation. totaled $12,fi94.0.ri0,O0O as com pared with $13,749,926,000 on Nov. 15. This was an increase, he declared, in loans and discounts and United States necurities of only $1,055,876,000, or less than 9 per cent. lie added that It should be taken into consideration that during that time the government sold $4,500,000,000 of victory notes and bonds, the majority through the na tiona' banks. The total resources of all national banks last Nov. 13, according to the re- - port of the call on that date, amounted to $22,081,000,000. an increase since Sept. 8 of $196,433,000 .but a reduction as compared with the corresponding rail a year ago of $J63.079,ooo. Deposits Nov. 15 totaled $16,961,702, 000, an increase since Sept. of $209,746 000. but a reduction since a year ago Of $506,131,000. Loans and discount on Nov. 13 agsrregnted $12,311,514,000, a shrinkage since September of $1044 24S.O0O. but an increase over the corre Fponding call of the previous year of $731,272,000. Comparing nil deposits on Nov. 1 with March 4, 1919, the comptroller said the conspicuous increases are shown in the great indiiHtriul district of the East and on the Pacific coast and in Texas. The total increase in all deposits i rational banks between March 4. 1919 and Nov. 15 was $1,661,895,000, or ap proximately 11 per cent. 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Gibbons of Cleveland, be fore going to the theater last night, left her diamond rings at the home of friends, when her es cort. John Burke, warned her of the danger of footpads. When she returned the rings were gone. Mrs. Gibbons in reporting the loss to the police, casually men tioned that Burke left the theater in the second act and returned later! He was arrested but re leased. Burke went to police headquar ters today and demanded an apol ogy. The suspicious police re arrested him and declared they found Mrs. Gibbons' three rings in his possession. o s REELECTED Pi ll! F Republican A. P. Leased Wire MEXICO CITY, Jan. 17 Samuel Gompers today was re-elected president of the Pan-American Federation of Labor. His election followed three hours' debate in which there was a split, the Mexicans, Salvadoreans and Guatemalans voting against the unani mous acceptance of the resolution nom inating Mr. Gompers. The next session of the congress will be held in Guatemala City. In addition to Mr. Gampers, John P. Frey, James Lord and Luis Morones, the latter a Mexican, were nominated for the presidency. All, including Mr. Gompers, declined to accept the nom ination. Mr. Gompers was then renom inated and re-elected. Although some of the Guatemalan, Salvadorean and Mexican delegates en ergetically opposed Mr. Gompers, the solid American, Santo Domingo and Porto Rico ballot, swung the others into line when it appeared he would be de feated. Open threats of a bolt from the Pan American Federation of Labor confer ence by the Spanish speaking delegates came today after a stormy morning session, the possible defection hinging on the delay ot Samuel Gompers, in directing a message to President Wil son concerning the American occupa tion of Santo Domingo. Mr. Gompers was asked by the Santo Domingan delegates to answer a ques tion whether a telegram protesting again. st the American occupation and demanding an immediate evacuation of the island had been sent In accordance with the resolution approved by the labor congress Friday. Mr. Gompers' reply that he desired to modify the text of the telegram, as the American government had declared Itself in favor ot evacuation, started a heated argument in which the Latin- American policy of the United States was bitterly criticised by the Domini can. Salvadorean and Mexican dele gates. Senor Solana ot Salvador declared that his delegation would abandon the congress unless Mr. Gompers immedl ately sent the telegram. The Donflwi can and Colombian delegations assert ed later that they would act likewise. Although the trouble originated with the technical refusal of Mr. Gompers to abide in detail by the resolution passed unanimously, it is said that be hind it was an effort by the Spanish speaking delegates to test their strength against the American delega tion. Talk of ousting Mr. Gompers as pres ident ot the Pan-American federation was prevalent among the Spanish dele gates. o Ninety Thousand In Chicago Unemployed Republican A. P. Leased Wire CHICAGO. Jan. 17. A survey of Chicago industries, made public today by the department of labor placed the number of unemployed here at 90,000. Previous unofficial estimates had in dicated that there were 200,000 per sons without work in the city. G. II. Burns, department ot labor agent, said there was every indication that the number of unemployed would decrease. BRITISH CHARGES IRELAND LONDON, Jan. 17. A supplementary report of the Irish investigating com mittee of the labor party which visited Ireland to investigate conditions, was issued this evening by the labor party. It states that publication of testimony f one witness before the committee re sulted in a visit to his home by armed men, who, not finding the witness, pro ceeded to damage the furniture. The report challenges the accurate of the government's account of the "battle of Tralee, drawing the conclu sion that the "battle of Tralee is a fig ment of the imagination" and alleges that "there is conflict between the evi dence gathered by the commission and the fanciful, highly colored story of the battle presented in the house of com mons by the chief secretary." The document cites what U intimates was a cafe of the faking of a photo graph portraying a battle scene to sup port accounts given in the house. The report says the photograph has been suppressed, but it recounts how it pic tured a wounded cadet and two dead Sinn Feincrs lying in a road and the cadets taking Sinn Fein prisoners in ; the background. The report declares that this photo grnph appeared in many newspapers and w:ih variously declared as a pic ture from the Kerry front" and "an ii'i ::-1 ra t ion of the battle of Tralee." Doubt Battle of Tralee IIS 11 DERATION i ' iiai we wish emyuasizcui ea-m ma Counsel for Mrs. Peete Repudiates Statement Attributed to Client LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 1". An outline of the defense of Mrs. Louise L. Peete of Denver, whose trial on the charge of having murdered " Jacob-Charles Demon, wealthy mining promoter, will begin here Wed nesday,was made public today by William T. Aggelcr, acting public de fender. " Mr. AggeleT repudiated a statement attributed to Mrs. Peete" by the prosecution that Denton was killed by a Spanish woman and a man friend of the latter after Denton had shot the woman in the shoulder. "Mrs. Peete knows nothing of this version," declared Mr. Aggeler. "In court we shall disclaim any knowledge of it. A Spanish woman may figure in the case, but Mrs. Peete positively knows nothing of her having been shot by nor of her having shot Denton. 'We would V.Ue to see the prosecution try to prove Mrs. Peete made such a statement. "Our defense is this: Mrs. Peete knows nothing of the killing. She knows nothing about this alleged statement concerning the Spanish woman, fhe is absolutely Innocent. We shall have, them on facts at every turn." It is charged by the prosecution that Mrs. Peete. who was either a housekeeper or a tenant at the residence of Denton, of which she is said td have declared she had been trying to negotiate a lease, had been ordered to leave, and in a fit of rage had killed Denton. There was also, representatives of the prosecution asserted, "the mo tive of robbery." , , . ., The state contends that Mrs. Peete profited through Denton s death by acquiring $750 in casTi. a diamond, an automobile and temporary pos session of a fine residence. GOVERNOR HARDING SAYS OUTLOOK FOR FUTURE Japan Report Says Langdon Victim Oi Unprovoked Attack Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. Lieuten ant W. H. Langdon. American navai officer, shot and killed by a Japanese sentry at Vladivostok January 8. was the victim of an unprovoked attack, dispatches to the state department and to the navy department touay agreed. The disnatches were based on statements elicited from the accused sentry by the Japanese board of in vestigation and court of inquiry. The sentry's statements were described as agreeing with the ante-mortem story by Lieutenant Langdon In that the sentry was the first to tire. Tiie sen try, who previously had maintained that the American officer fired first, also was -reported as having told the court of inquiry that he had discharged his rifle by accident. The dispatches to the navy department, filed by Ad miral Gleavea, commander-in-chief of the Asiatic fleet, now en route to Vladivostok with an American naval court of inquiry, added that the sentry had been recommended for court mar tial by the Japanese authorities. While the dispatches were more complete than any previous ones and while officials expressed graulication that an agreement had been reached as to what happened, no tendency was displayed in official circles to relax the determination to investigate the matter thoroughly, and for that reason Admiral Gleavea will continue to the Siberian porL State department of ficials also continued to await a reply to the note sent Japan requesting an explanation of the incident and assur ances that it would not be repeated. The state department was informed that Langdon, who is described as a total abstainer, "was return ing to his ship early on January 8, using a flash light to pick his way along an ice-covered street. The sen try was on duty before the headquar ters of the Japanese Eleventh division.'' o Ku Klux Klan Oppose Use Of Name By Any Other Organization ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 17. A reward of $100 was offered tonight by Col William J. Simmons, imperial wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for the arrest and conviction of "any person who uses the name ot Ku Klux Klan in an unlawful manner or in con nection with any purpose or movement not sanctioned by law.' In a statement he referred to reports of persons attempting to intimidate both whites ahd negroes in several sec tions by posing as members of the or. ganization. 1) MINGO MILITARY LAW IS OVER WILLIAMSON. W. Va., Jan. 17 Military law in the Mingo countv strike zone was lifted today by Colonel Her man Hall, commander of the federal troops. Military headquarters reported tonight that the situation was qufet. LABOR COMMITTEE CROWN FORCES IN COLORING REPORTS report, , "is. that this photograph pur ports to have been taken in southwest Ireland." Attention then is called to a photograph included in the report show ing a Junction of two roads just out side Dublin. The report adds: "It is this scene with the addition of the people referred to above, which has appeared as a picture of the battle of Tralee. There Is no such scene in the vicinity of the 'battle ground.' We can understand that its publication would give an air of verisimilitude to the story of an encounter as described by Sir Hamar Greenwood." With reference to the attempted vic timization of a witness, the report says: "About two o'clock in the morning following the publication of the evi dence we are informed that a number of armed men hurst into the house where the 'witness lived. He was not there; but the men damaged the fur niture and other effects, and on leaving, one said 'tell him we will get him ajd when we do, we will guarantee that he will give no more evidence. We will make a clean job the next time.' " "This scandalous incident," the report adds, "illustrates the peril of giving evidence on the doings of the armed forces of the crown. We regret that an attempt should have been made to vic timize, a witness, whose only offense was that he told the commission of his experience with agents of th; British IS BRIGHT Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Jan. 17. Both long term credits and investments in Euro pean securities are called for by the present situation to supplement ordin ary banking activities in effecting the economic and financial rehabilitation of foreign countries, Governor Harding of the federal reserve board declared in an address tonight. Speaking on "working back to nor mal" he asserted that whatever danger of crisis there may have bean is passed and that a bright future is ahead, to be attained through hard and intelligent work. Production must continue if the coun try is to prosper, the governor said, hut surplus production must be dis posed of by sale to foreign countries. Continuance of trade with Europe is vital, Governor Harding declared, and the maintenance of "trade relationships of other countries with Europe" is scarcely less important. j nrt&t : iL. . . . : f I L. . ....... t 9 uiiiernisc imcic win wo vu'ain tendency, he explained, towards ac cumulation here of goods, principally raw materials, from those countries which have been in the habit of selling to Europe, but which now, on account of Europe's inability to pay and their own inability to extend credit, are ship ping to the United States to sell for cash. Referring to th unsettled exchange situation, he said "that it would be vain to expect to finance our exports to Europe by means of short time bankers' credits." The war finance corporation .has been revived," he said, "and it ia au thorized to extend credits in export transactions -but it ia evident that new agencies must be resorted to in order to furnish Europe with long time credit which is so essential for her rehabili tation and for her continuance as a po tential buyer in the world's markets. o Boston Ministers Protest Blue Law Misrepresentation Republican A. P. Leased Wire BOSTON, Jan. 17 Resolutions pro testing against "the propaganda of mis representation and falsification, touch ing the so-called blue laws which were never enacted or enforced," were adopt ed at a meeting of the Lord's day league of New England, and the Evangelical Alliance of Greater Boston, today Rev. II. L. Bowlby of New York, General Secretary of the Lorld's Day alliance of the United States, said his organization was not seeking a return to the stringent laws of the puritans, but that its concern was to prevent commercial interests from "putting the dollar mark across Sunday. "The time has come when men in public office must draw the line be tween the American Christian Sabbath and the continental Sunday being foisted on us." He denied that the alliance desired the closing: of restaurants, stopping of railwav traffic or suspension of news papers on Sunday. He opposed Sunday theatrical performances or sacred con certs "because there was nothing sac red about them; it's the dollar." Huges1Plus" Suit Against U. S. Government Filed Republican A. P. Leased Wire AVASHINGTON. Jan. 17 The first action to recover damages from the government arising out of endeavors to produce the Liberty motor was tried before the United States court of claims today on the claim of tli LHies enberg Motors Corporation of New York, to recover $1.201, S51 from the United States on contracts for the manufacture of Liberty motors. The suit also was one of the first of the many actions on claims aggre gating millions of dollar; involving "cost-plus" contracts to be brought before the court of claims. Civilian Wireless Sends Message From Atlantic To Pacific Republican A. P. Leased Wire HARTFORD, Conn., Jan. 17. What is claimed to be a world's record tor civilian wireless transmission was made today when a message from the Hartford Courant to the Los Angeles Times was relayed by the station of Hiram Percy Maxim here. The reply came in one hour and eight minutes. Several mid-western stations operated by members of the American Radio Re lay league, a national organization of non-commercial wireless operators, as sisted in relaying the test message. o HARBOR WAGES CUT HOQUIAM. Wash., Jan. 17 A cut of "? 1-3 per cent in wages of loggers in , ;he Gray's Harbor district became ef fective today upon agreement of em ployers and employes through the wa?e. scale hoard. The new minimum wage is $4 in logjicg camps. Negro Who Killed 2 Rail Detectives 'Caught in Toledo Republican A. P. Leased Wire TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 17. Police tonight arrested Royce Richard son, negro, who is said to have been the driver of the car used by five bandits today in the robbery of a New York Central ticket agent and the shooting to death of two railroad detectives. Richardson was in bed when arrested. The police found $2,200 hidden under the mattress and an addi tional $125 was found on the negro. This is about one-sixth of the amount stolen, police say. Vivian Larrimore, a negress, also was arrested. She had $100 in currency on her person, police said. PACeslESENT SENDING REPORT OF B TO PARLIAMENT Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 17. Attention of members of congress was called to day by Ithe Institute of American Meat Packers to proposals submitted to the British parliament regarding the meat industry and said to be aesigned to restrain American packers from further extending their world trade. The institute, in an open letter to senators and representatives trans mitting a report to parliament by a sub-committee ot the standing com mittee on trusts, says this report was a "consequence of the dcUerate cir culation in foreign countries by the federal trade commission" of the com mission's report on Its investigation ot the "big five" packers conducted by direction of President Wilson. It is charged by the institute that the trade commission not only fur nished copjes of its report to represen tatives here of foreign governments, but also asked the diplomatic bureau of the state department to transmit copies direct to those governments. The commission, it is charged, sent to the diplomatic bureau a form letter to be used in transmitting the report, 6aying: "There is enclosed a copy of the summary of the report -of the federal trade commission on the meat indus try which was recently released for publication by President Wilson and which may be ot interest to your gov ernment. By this form letter," says the In stitute, "President Wilson was made to extend the invitation to foreign governments to take the 'fundamental action' which the commission said was necessary to prevent international control of meat products by the American packers." The institute says that members of congress after reading the British com- ' mittee's report, which quotes from the trade commission report, win appre ciate the serious disaster which threat ens the livestock industry of this country as a consequence of the de liberate circulation in foreign coun tries by the federal trade commission of its false and unjust charges against American packers." The British committee's report says: "No complaint was made (at hearings held by it) ot unfair trading by the American companies beyond severe cutting of prices for te purpose of developing trade or clearing surplus stocks," but it charges that "there fs at least a tacit understanding between the American meat companies to re spect each other's position which se cures to them all the economic ad vantages of an active combination." The committee recommends that "it should be the declared policy of His Majesty's government to prevent the percentage of the beer trade, which is at present in foreign hands, from in creasing to the loss of producers at home and in the dominions and of British importing companies," and that expansion of foreign interests in the United Kingdom should tie re strained by taxation and subsidizing refrigerated shipping companies. . o Charge Armenian Girls Brought To America And Sold FRESNO, Jan. 17 The arrest of seven Armenian girls and a prominent Armenian rancher of Lone Star, near here, revealed today, according to George W. Moore, United States immi gration commissioner, a plot by which Armenian girls are brought into the United States and sold to the highest bidder. The seven girls were charged by Moore with entering the XTnited States illegally through false and misleading statements' made at Ellis Island. Haro otian Selvian, the rancher also was cnargea with entering through mis leading statements and with aiding in the illegal entry of the girls. Moore, who has been working on the ease several months, said in one case a young Armenian inspected the girls held for sale and paid a deposit on one who pleased him. The commissioner said the case was typical of many in which the girls were made marriage slaves. o Alleged "Master Mind" Surrenders To Dallas Police Republican A. P. Leased Wire DALLAS, Tex., Jan. 17 Within a few hours after charges had been filed against Albert L. Rowan, alleged to be the "master mind" in connection with the holdup of a sub-postoffice station here Friday, R. Luna walked into the police station today and surrendered, lie was accompanied by Lee Perkinson, attorney, who also was with Rowan when the latter was arrested. Mr. Perkinson, in a statement de clared neither ' Rowan nor Luna was connected with the holdup but. that they surrendered following the circula tion of rumors that they were wanted. Charges filed against Rowan and I, una alleged conspiracy with W. S. Serivner, unci Pat Murphy to commit the robbery. Rowan was released on $15,000 bond. G FI PROBE meSp tomm SIMILAR RESOLUTIONS PASS IN BOTH HOUSES DESPITE RECOMMENDATIONS OF WAR DEPARTMENT HEADS AND GENERAL PERSHING Haw Ym esi to Tib Fara Wfena It ) l&asy CHICAGO, Jan. 17. Mrs. Cleo patra Hurtzman, 23, who until two months ago had spent her life milk ing cows, . feeding chickens and helping run a farm near Wichita Falls, Texas, tonight was quoted by the police as confessing that she was the woman bandit who had played' the leading part in B0 hold ups in GO days. "A smile or a tear were my chief weapons," she was quoted as saying1, "but I also carried a little pearl handled revolver." Mrs. Hurtzman said she was mar ried to Kurt Hurtzman two months ago and then left the farm to come here with him. "His health failed, he lost hia job. became too fond of whiskey and then fell in with thieves," she said. "We decided to become bandits. "I acted as a lure. Kurt and I would rent a room in a fashionable district. When I met a prosperous, looking person, I managed to force" a tear. I told him I was lost and wanted to find a certain address. When he explained that it was only a few doors distant, I smiled, and generally he would volunteeiyto ac company me. "When the number was reached, I either persuaded him to entef with me or brought forth the pistol. In either case, I took him into the room where Kurt took his money. "It was simple. Some times we held up five or six -persons a day. It made me wonder why I spent 23 years on a farm,- it was so easy." The Hurtzmans evaded arrest un til four detectives waited for them at a room tbey had rented, . Reapportionment Measure Promises Hard Fight Today Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 17 Lines were sharply drawn tonight for a fight to morrow to defeat the reapportionment bill, which would increase the member ship of the house from 435 to 483. After a final check-up, leaders announced that the measure as reported would be voted down decisively and that a sub stitute plan, holding , seats as now, would be adopted by a big majority. mere seemed little sentiment lor a larger house. Members from states which would lose representation under thefshifting of 12 seats from 11 to eight states, declared they would vote against a-dding 48 representatives at a cost of $1,500,000 a year when there is a de mand for governmental economy. As mapped out today the program under which the bill will be called up tomorrow, provides for five hours de bate. The Republican steering committee was reported solidly against the in crease, as Individuals. Under provisions of the bill, house leaders expect' to be adopted, the in creases will be as follows: California, 3; Michigan, 2; Ohio, 2 and Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Washington, one each. To make up this number without changing the 435 total, Missouri would lofe two seats, and the following states one each: Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ken tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi Nebraska, Rhode Island and Vermont LATE TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS PLEAD GUILTY TO ROBBING SOLDIERS WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. W. F. Salisbury, Jr., of Buffalo, N. and D. M. Griswold of Brooklyn, N. Y., pleaded guilty today in the District of Columbia supreme court to two indictments in connection with war risk insurance frauds by which several wounded war veterans were mulcted of large sums of money to expedite their claims against the government. SEATTLE SHIPMEN TAKE STRIKE VOTE SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 17. Union workmen employed in Seattle ship yards and shops affiliated with the United Metal Trades association took a strike vote today following the action of the shops in reverting to the so called M-acy wage scale established during the war, according to union officials. HOLLAND TIRES OF EX-KAISER BERLIN, Jan. 17. The Tageblatt's Vienna correspondent gives an un named authority in Vienna in. confirmation of a report that the Dutch govern ment has expressed the wish that the former German emperor and former German crown prince leave Holland. OIL OPERATOR ASPHYXIATED CHICAGO, Jan. 17. Three men, posing as policemen, stopped an auto mobile, driven by Mrs. Sigmund G. Livingston and robbed her of jewelry which she valued at 530.000. Included was a pearl necklace which she said was worth $20,000. FINDS BABY TOSSED FROM TRAIN TEXARKANA, Ark., Jan. 17. Jack Spence, bridge inspector for the St. Louis Southwestern railroad at Naples, Texas, yesterday found a three months' old baby, unharmed near Sulphur River. The infant either fell or was thrown from a train, he said, mud cushioning its fall. He said he would adopt the child. HELD ON $17,500 FORGERY CHARGE CHAMPAIGN, Ills.", Jan. 17. Samuel Patton, Champaign county farmer and former member of the board of supervisors, is under arrest at San Diego, Calif., charged with forging the name of U. G. Fowler, Pantoul, Ills., banker, to a note for $17,500. Patton, the sheriff stated, was preparing to depart into Mexico when placed under arrest. Judgments aggregating $100,000 were re cently taken against Patton. SEVERE STORM STRIKES HAWAII HONOLULU, T. H., Jan. 17. Storms which struck the Hawaiian islands Saturday and yesterday expended greatest violence on the Island of Kauai, according to advices received her e tonight. Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 17 Congress voted today to limit the regular army to 175,000 enlisted men. The senate, 41 to S3, set aside its decision of last week to reduce the army to 150:000 and then without a rec ord vote adopted the original joint res olution of Senator New, Republican ot Indiana, directing the secretary of war , to stop recruting until the army ia cut to 175,000. , The house 10 minutes later adopted. 285 to 5, a joint resolution sponsored by Chairman Kahn of its military af fairs committee, also directing tho sec retary of war to cease enlistments until there are not more than 175,000 en listed men. Only Representatives Bee, Texas; Blackmon, Alabama; and Coady, Maryland, Democrats, and Crrfmton, Michigan, Republican, op posed the reduction. The two resolutions are almost iden tical. Today's action was taken against the recommendations of war depart ment heads and General Pershing. Secretary Baker before the senate military committee, advised against an army of less than 25ft,000 after the present necessity of economy had been relieved." General Pershing declared an army of 200,000 men constituted a safety margin. The senate vote sho- id that severa'. senators who last week went on recof d as favoring an army of 150,000 had changed about, placing their support behind the 175,000 figure. Some sen ators said privately that they believed President Wilson would elgn a resolu tion placing the army at 175.000 but would not approve a smaller number. Jap Question Debated There was no party division in the' senate and the final votes were taken after an all-day debate, enlivened by a clash between Senator Phelan, Dem ocrat, California and Williams. Demo crat, Mississippi, over Japanese, ag gression. Senator Phelan urged strong er garrison of Pacific posts and Sen ator Williams declared that Japan had neither pover nor desire to fight this country over what may be done Hi California regarding Japanese ques tions. . Referring to a suggestion by Senator Phelan, that disposition of the Island of Yap with Its cable communications was a delicate problem remaining for ad justment. Senator Williams declared it was not a question which would in volve America In war. "Three-fourths of the senators Con't know where Yap Is," he said. "Yet we are trying to yap a big army and yap against the Japanese and yap against an army of 150,000." Called up unexpectedlj. the Kahn resolution in the house provoked par tisan debate in which Republicans, charged Secretary Baker has violated the will of congress in running the army strength' above the figure for which appropriations were made. There was little opposition to the reduction however, when put to a vote. o Arkansas May Change. State Election Date To Check Negro Vote Republican A. P. Leased Wire LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Jan. 17. The Arkansas senate today passed a bill changing the date of the election for state officers from the date of the general national election to. the second Tuesday in October. The avowed pur pose Is to prevent the election of local negro candidates. According to proponents of the bill, negroes in some sections go to polls and Viote lor hepro candidates for minor offices merely because they are interested in the presidential race, whereas, if the state elections were held separately, the negroes would not go to the polls.