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VOL. XXXI, NO. 267
THIRTY-FIRST YEAR
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1921
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PREDICT DEFEAT
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HERS TO '483
Storm of Protest Raised
Over Efforts to Reappor
tion Representatives
Start Move to Kill Bill
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. After five
hours of argument, the house, like a
Jury not required to be locked up. went
homo tonight to deliberate over the
proposal to increase its membership
from 435 to 483.
Such a storm of protest was raised,
however, to the bill that house leaders
predicted the verdict tomorrow would
be against increase and for an amend
ment holding seats to the present total.
The debate touched every possible
point, although Representative Clark,
former Democratic leader, declared it
was not different from that heard after
very decennial census for a half cen
tury. Rising to speak in opposition to the
Mil. Representative Ksch, Republican,
of Wisconsin, who failed of re-election
last year, after a service of 22 years,
was greeted by a demonstration.
He declared that the hoiie lould not
Jutlfy its action in adding to the mem
bership simply po save one seat in
Maine and another in Missouri.
Etch Pleads for Efficiency
""Why can't this house have the cour
age to say It will not do that?" he
asked. "The people are not so much
concerned with the number of repre
sentatives as they are with the question
f ability and efficiency. It Is not 'go
difficult to remem'.ier fie time when
Maine with four members had more
, influence here than New York with
Ui 80."
Nearly everybody had a chance to
express his views. Representative
Montague. Democrat, Virginia, declared
It was shockingly obvious to the housa,
as It was to the country, that the house
was too biff now to legislate effective
ly. Representative Clark, who goes
out of office in March, endorse! ihe
Increase, but announced he would flht
for a constitutional amendment which
would hold the total to &00 for all the
time. Representative Mondell of Wy
emlnsr. Republican leader. Joined with
thorn opposing an increase, declaring
lhat "if this body Is to remain what the
fathers intended, a deliberative body,
Jt must be kept reasonably smnll.'
Losing States Oppose Bill
KnrriM members even from states
which stand to lose representation op
the bill and Insisted on the
amendment proposed by Representative
Barbour Republican or uainurm.i, i
which would keep the total as at rre--
ent. This was particularly true of Mis
sissippi, slated to lose a seat, three of
its representatives Slssons. Humph
reys and Stephens fighting for the
mall number.
Under the Barbour amendment the
house would be reapportioned by shift
ing 13 seats from 11 states to 8.
States gaining would be California,
Michigan. Ohio, Connecticut. NwJer
v vnrth Carolina. Texas and Wash
ington. Listed in the losing column
utiauniiri Indiana. Towa. Kan-
ir.niuckv. Louisiana. Maine. Mis
.i.ainni Nebraska. Rhode Island and
-"-' ' i' -Vermont.
After the house had adjourned a
movement was started by members
from some states that would lose unaer
the Barbour amendment to present a
motion tomorrow to strike out the en
acting clause of the ponding bill. This
would automatically kill the measure.
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SODIES OF FOUR ARIZONA
WORLD WAR HEROES WILL
ARRIVE IN EL PASO TODAY
(Republican Associated Press Leased Wire)
EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 113 The bodies of six overseas
soldiers will arrive in El Paso tomorrow en route from
France to their former homes in Arizona and New
Mexico for burial. The train bearing the bodies will
be met at the station here by members of the American
Legion and the local post will post a guard of honor over
the coffins while here. The dead are:
Private Joaquin Chavez, Company E, 110th infantry,
Tularosa, N. M.
Sergeant Harry N. Garner, headquarters company,
158th infantry, Phoenix, Ariz.
Private Albert Ray, Machine Gun company, Seventh
infantry, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Private David F. Campbell, company C. Eighth ma
chine gun battalion, Ray, Ariz.
Private Clay McNight, company H, 30th infantry,
Chloride, Ariz.
Private Alva H. Graham, headquarters company,
115th trains, House, New Mexico.
California Senator
Would Prohibit Hip
Pockets In Trousers
Republican A. P. Leased Wire! .
SACRAMENTO, Cal Jan. ISA
trousers with hip pockets was in
troduced today in the state senate
by Senator Chamberlain.
"This is a companion bill to the
Harris prohibition enforcement
act," said Chamberlain, who of
fered the measure as a joke.
Controversy Over
Irish Lord Mayor
Still Unadjusted
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18 .The inter
departmental controversy over Donald
J. OCallaghan, lord mayor of Cork,
who recently arrived without a pass
port,' was still unadjusted today after
a cabinet meeting.
President Wilson, it is understood,
continued to maintain that the ques
tion of O'Callaghan's status was one
for the two department heads of labor
and state to determine.
With the state department's order
for . the lord mayor's deportation Ig
nored by the labor department In ad-
Judging O Callaghan a "seaman" and
in granting him permission to land and
reshlp aboard a vessel bound abroad, the
solicitor of the state department to
day reaffirmed that 'his department
had the right to assume. Jurisdiction
and order the mayor's deportation.
A conference of state, department of
ficiols, however, fallad to discloss what
steps might be decided upon with a
view to enforcing the decree. It was
stated by one official that no Immedi
ate action of any extreme character
was contemplated, although It was a
serted that it was within the state de
partment's power to request the ce
partment of Justice to deport O'Cal-
laghan for violating a criminal statute
In entering the United States wBhout
a passport.
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Old Trick Used
By Woman In New
York Crime Wave
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 A woman's
wiles In summoning help to eject a
supposed intruder from her apartment
were revealed today ns the latest wrin,
kle In up-to-date methods of robbery at
the hearing of Mrs. Ionian opinio.
Krank Poswell testified he was appre
hended by the woman, who asked him
to accompany her to her apartment to
throw out an undesirable visitor. Once
within the place he said, the woman
covered him with a revolver and re
lieved him of $:o.
Later the woman is alleged to have
tried to repeat her exploits with a de
tective. She Is being held in $10,000
ball.
20 MILLS REOPEN
PITTSBURO, Pa.. Jan. 18. Twenty
mills, one half of the productive ca
pacity of the McKcesport Tin Plate
company, resumed today after being
Idle since Dec. 23. Sixteen hundred
men returned at the old wage rate.
VI INDIANS
ON WARPATH IN
SONORAJEXICO
KLO 0 R PRAISES
CREW'S CONDUCT
ON BALLOON TRIP
'7 Wish I Knew
What the Trouble Is.
This is what thousands of people
cav when the gas engine stops.
To find the cause of trouble is a
uroblem which worries so many peo
ple every day that the government has
prepared and printed a booklet of
practical hints on running a gas en-
ElThe last page of this pamphlet has
a trouble sheet which explains loss of
rower, misfiring, pounding, back-fir-ins;,
and many other troubles that
constantly occur.
This booklet is issued by the De
partment of Agriculture, and is for
free distribution.
Our Washington Information Bureau
will secure a copy for any one who
sends two cents In stamps for return
postace.
In filling out the coupon print name
and address or be sure to write
plainly.
Frederic J. Ilaskin, Director,
The Arizona Republican,
Information Bureau,
Washington, D. C.
I enclose herewith two cents in
stamps for return postage cm a
free copy of The Motor l'.ook.
Name
S'reet
City ..
State .
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NOGAL.ES, Ariz., Jan. 18 A band of
Yaqui Indians has resumed the war
path and today killed three Mexican
cowboys and looted a ranch at Cruz
Piedras, eight miles south "of Guay
mas, Sonora, according to official ad
vices reaching the border this evening.
Yaquis yesterday looted the towns of
Cocorit and La Dura, also south of
Guaymas, according to the advices.
Both towns are in the Yaqui valley,
long claimed by the Indians as their
rightful home. No loss of life was re
ported in connection with the lootlnj
f the towns. U. S. Consul Francis
f)yer, of Nogales, Sonora, said tonight
it appeared not to be a general tribal
outbreak, but that a band of trouble
some young men was temporarily out
of corltrol.
Reports of the Yaqui outbreak in the
vicinity of Bacun. Esperanza and Ca
Jeme, in the heart of the Yaqui valley,
were verified tonight by government
officials, mining men and farmers hav
ing interests in that locality. They
had advices regarding the looting of
Cocorit and La Dura by small bands
of Indians and the terrorizing of the
population.
Mexican officials stated the outbreak
had been contemplated for some time
and that President Obregon had dis
patched a number of experienced mil
itary commanders familiar with the
Yaqui situation, to the state of So
nora In the past few days. They said
the troublesome situation was confined
to what has been known as the "Yaqui
belt" of Sonora and said that the prob
lem could be handled by the-troops al
ready in the field.
Consul Dyer said that no Americans
had been molested, according to hia
Information.
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Hawaiian Cloudburst
Does Great Damage
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
HILO. T. H.. Jan. 17. A cloudburst
Sunday flooded sections of Hilo, dam
axing stores and other property to an
extent estimated at $100,000. One hun
dred and fifty persons were rendered
homclcff'. The rainfall at Kllauea
volcano registered 21 inches in 24
hours.
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May Abolish Office
Of Judge Advocate
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18. Transfer
on July 1 of the jud4,'e advocate gen
eral's department of both the army and
the navy to the department of justice
I is proposed in u inii introduced in l no
liou.se today. The measure provides
; that of iict rs afi'ei ted be transferred
1: to tl.'cir u sportive branches of
j service as soon as their places can be
filled witli civilian attorneys.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
ROCKAWAY. N. Y., Jan. 18. Avoid
ing any mention' of the fist fight be
tween Lieutenants Iiinton and Far-
rell, which brought to a surprising de
nouement their balloon flight into the
Canadian wilderness and tramp back
to civilization, Lieut. Louis A. Kloor,
Jr., who commanded the party, de
scribed their experiences today before
the naval court of inquiry.
Newspaper accounts have ' reflect
ed on the actions of your two com
panions," the court said. "Now state
what you know of the personal conduct
of the party."
Picking his words, Lieutenant Kloor
praised the personal conduct of his
companions until they reached Mat-
tice, where the fight occurred.
That's all I have to say," he de
clared, but the court reminded him his
Atory had not brought the airmen
back to Rockaway. Then he men
tioned that Lieutenant Hinton had
left the private car in which the two
of them were seated at Mattice to de
liver to Lieutenant Farrell Secretary
Daniels' order against granting Inter
views.
"Hinton said he would tell Farrell
and In doing so he had to go to the
Hudson's Bay company store, after
which he returned to the private car,"
Lieutenant Kloor said.
It wras while Hinton was gone that
the fight occurred, but the witness
made no mention of It.
"The conduct of Lieutenants Hinton
and FaiTeU on our return from Mat
tice," he continued, ."was in no way
questionable.
Concluding, Lieutenant Kloor turn
ed to the newspaper men and smiled.
He was then excused.
During the weeks they spent in the
northern forests, at Moose factory and
in trudging through the snow back to
civilization. Lieutenant Kloor said each
man 'made sacrifice after sacrfKce."
The party left Rockaway with food
to provide three meals, he said. They
carried no balloon log and the only
maps were charts of New York, New
Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
Alter explaining that it would have
been easy to have landed at Wells
N. Y on the evening they left, Lieu
tenant Kloor said they failed to lo
cate vells on a chart before roinsr on
When they asked inhabitants how far
it was to Albany, he added, the only
replies were: "How should we know?'
lou have put Wells on the man
now, so you'll know where It is the
next time," remarked Rear Admiral
ivunenead or the court.
Lieutenant Hinton sat near Lien
tenant Kloor throughout his testimony
He probably will be quizzed tomorrow
ana lieutenant Farrell also.
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REGULATION OF
0 A L 10STR
S INDORSED BY
EDERAL AEENCf
Three Agencies Charged
With Administration Of
Provisions of Calder Bill
Approve Measure
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Regulation
of the coal, industry as provided in
the pending Calder bill was indorsed
today by heads of two of the three
government agencies which would be
charged with administration of the
measure.
Edgar E. Clark, chairman of the in
terstate commerce commission, and Dr.
G. O. Smith, director of the geological
survey, both of which agencies, to
gether with the federal trade commis
sion, would be called upon to enforce
the regulatory provisions, told senate
manufacturers' committee that the bill
as drafted would be workable.
Chairman Clark was asked as to his
opinion of provisions of the bill which
would request the interstate commerce
commission to regulate . freight car
supply at mines and gather facts as to
coal movements. In his reply approv
ing such provisions, he declared that
the acute car shortage of last year
might again be experienced unless a
means were devised to bring about the
transportation of coal in advance of
the seasonable requirements.
Asserting that the bill should be
enacted. Director Smith outlined the
two general methods proposed in the
bill for dealing with the coal industry.
The first method to be applied dur
intr normal times' he said, "merely in
volves the collection of statistics of
production and distribution of coal
which are to be made available to the
Dublic.
The second method, to ne appnea
only in emergency and "when louna
necessary by the federal trade commis
sion with the approval of the presi
dent, allows price fixing, dealing in coal
bv the federal government, and author
zes control of the production ana
sale of coal.
Dr. Smith was led into a prolonged
argument by Senator Reed, Democrat,
of Missouri.
Isn't it a fact that there was always
plenty of coal, at low prices, prior to
1914 and the war?" Senator Reed
asked. "Do you know of a case where
a can could not get all he wanted any
time, barring occasional strikes' or
railroad tie-ups?"
Dr. Smith replied that the industry
geierally had been in "bad condition
and unstabilized" tend troubled with
over-production, to which the senator
responded that "over -production gen
erally is a good thing lor me com
munity at laree.
Senator Reed also contended mat
normal operation of economic supply
a.nd demand would eive a better ana
cheaper coal supply than any federal
regulation, but Dr. Smitn neia 10 nis
conclusion that there was a miaaie
ground" for regulation by authority
desirable in the production and distri
bution of some commodities.
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immediate Investigation Of
Alien Properly Custodian And
' Department Of Justice Urged
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High Heels May
Be Prohibited
By Utah Salons
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 18.
The bill to prohibit high heels in
Utah, which will probably be in
troduced tomorrow or next day,
was made public today at a meet
ing of representative of women's
clubs who held a conference with
legislators at the capitot this morn
ing. The bill is so far-reaching that
the person found with a pair of
such shoes in their possession is
subject to a fine of from $25 to $500
for the first conviction and from
$500 to $1,000 for every additional
offense and imprisonment of from
30 days to one year. The penalty
covers manufacturers, sellers, wear
ers and owners of such shoes. It
is drawn to take effect on and after
January 1, 1925. The height of
heels permitted is one and a half
inches.
UNTERMYER CHARGES NATIONAL
HONOR IS AT STAKE-SAYS MOST
MORTIFYING SCANDAL IN THE
HISTORY OF COUNTRY WILL BE
DISCLOSED
(Republican Associated Press Leased Wire)
NEW YORK, Jan. 18. An immediate congressional
investigation of the department of justice and the office
(til T L J J T
oi tne anen property cusiocuan, was recom
mended by Samuel Untermyer, in an ad
dress tonight. Mr. Untermyer, who as chief
counsel in the legislative committee's inves
tigation of the alleged "building trust" has
obtained numerous indictments, declared he
had no direct legal evidence to bring to bear
on the two problems.
"But," he added, "if a fraction of wnat
CHICAGO BANDITS
GET 100,000 Ii
REGISTERED NIL
Dempsey-Carpentier
World Championship
Bout Declared Off
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, Jan. 18 Announcement
that the heavyweight championship
boxing bout between Jack Dempsey,
title holder, and Georges Carpentier,
European champion, for which the
enormous sum of $500,000 had been
offered, has been definitely declared
off, was made tonight by the New
York Times.
Failure of the principals to deposit
forfeit moneys, as was provided for in
contracts signed by the promoters, the
boxers and their managers, was given
as the reason for the cancellation.
Under the terms of the agreement,
Dempsey was to receive $300,000 and
Carpentier $200,000, win, lose or draw.
The match was to be held either In
March 1921. or between May 29. 1921
and July 4, 1921 at a place to be desig
nated by the promoters.
While the failure to adhere to the
deposit stipulations is the alleged
compelling forces in abandonment of
the bout, other elements, notably the
recent action of the national boxing
association in adopting a maximum
price of $15 per seat for a champion
ship contest, are believed to have
entered into the situation.
Kearns Denies Bout Off
SAN" FRANCISCO, Jan. 18 Jack
Kearns. manager for Jack Dempsey,
heavyweight champion of the world,
said tonight forfeits had been posted
both for Dempsey and Carpentier.
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Roosevelt Two-Cent
Piece Proposed By
Coinage Committee
' CHICAGO. Jan. 18. City detectives
and federal postal inspectors tonight
arrested 12 men in a saloon in con:
nection with the theft today of 12 sacks
of mail from a truck at the Union sta
tion, but none of the missing mail had
been found.
Neither the federal authorities nor
the ritv noliee would place an estimate
on the amount lost, except to say that
it nrobablv would be low. In tne mean
time, the officials ana iinanciaj iwuaca
were checkine UP on shipments in an
effort to find out just what loot was
taken.
vsvn. -.-niithfiil bandits held nn a
United States mail truck at the Union
station here, escaping in an automo
bile with 12 sacks of mail, 10 of which
contained registered mail. Police say
that the nouches contained PiVt of a
federal reserve bank money destined
fnr St P.-Llll.
The bandits surprised three postal
employes guarding the pouches, forc
ing them at the point of gups back
into their truck, while the bandit car
drew alongside and the 12 mail Dags
were transferred to it. The robbers
worker swiftly and the robbery was
Accomplished in a few minutes.
The regular mail was composed sole
ly of city collections, the police sa
The registered mail bags were sup-
nosed to contain currency ana Donus
of a value not yet estimated.
One of the nosstal employes said
that only a few minutes after they had
arrived at the station with their truck
the bandit car dashed up. The police
"believe the robbery was an inside Job
and that the baudits had knowledge
of the bank shipment.
Thomas Carter. Richard J. Sliney
and Philip V&hiV postal em;oyes
said none of the five robbers appeared
to be more than 20 yeans old, all wore
black masks and executed the robbery
so quickly that the attention of i
watchman and a railroad mail fore
man working nearby was not attracted
until the bandit car was speeding away
with the 12 pouches.
Postal authorities early today were
unable to estimate the amount of the
loot. They said the shipments to the
northwest, which usually go out on the
2:30 a. m. mail, average about 100,000
in value, but they consoled themselves
wiUi the knowledge that the Tuesday
shipments are generally light.
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PRESIDENTELECT
ILL LEW FOR
SOUTH THURSDAY
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MAJIION, Ohio, Jan. 18 President
elect Harding has completed his con
ferences here on the policies of his ad
ministration and will leave Thursday
night for St. Augustine, Florida, where
he will arrive Saturday to spend most
of the time remaining before his in
auguration. A two weeks' house boat trip in Flor
ida waters is to follow his arival.
Virtually all of February he will live
at a St. Augustine hotel, mixing golf
and relaxation with the work of final
preparation for the presidency.
During the houseboat expedition,
which is to bo devoted mostly to fish
ing, the president-elect will be the
guest of Senator J. S. Frelinghuysen of
New Jersey. Several sther senators
and friends are to be in the party.
The trip will carry the president
elect as far as Palm Beach or Miami,
Florida, with several stops to try the
various golf links. The trips ashore
will be brief and far between however,
and during most of the voyage Mr.
Harding expects to cut himself off as
completely as possible from the or
dinary currents of national life.
At St. Augustine he will receive
some callers but will give most of hie
working hours to consideration of the
first acts of his administration.
Selections of a cabinet is one of the
problems that must be solved and he
also must write his inaugural address
and formulate the recommendations for
tax reform that he is to make to a
special session of congress. In addi
tion, it is likely he will determine the
form of his Initial diplomatic approach
es to the great powers on an associa
tion of nations.
Whether he will return to Marlon has
not been definitely Indicated. Hereto
fore he had intended to go direct from
St. Augustine to Washington to take
the oath, but the people of his home
town want to send him to the capitol
with a farewell demonstration.'
Mrs. Harding will not accompany
her husband to Florida but will go to
St. Augustine later, probably after the
houseboat trip is finished.
She is to leave Friday or Saturday
for Washington where she will spend
several days arranging personal mat
ters, including disposition of the Hard
ing residence. With their departure
they will give up their house in Marion,
which made history as the "second of
the front porch campaigns." It has
been leased to a Marion citizen and the
house in Washington is to be sold if it
is not rented to Vice President Cool-
idge.
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4.
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comes to me is true (and I believe much of
Ait it to be true) , such an investigation will
untermyer disclose a series of the most mortfying scan
dals that have ever befallen our country."
"There has never been a governmental department,
national or state," he said, "so urgently in need of imme
diate and painstaking investigation as are those of the
alien property custodian and the department of justice,
dating from the enactment of the alien property custodian
law. But the investigation must be conducted, if at all,
under .skillful, searching and strictly non-partisan direc
tion, with the aid of experienced counsel
"Our national honor is involved. The vast powers and
patronage of those-great offices are said to have been used,
and it is the general belief that they were incidentally
used, to build up a political machine, which, however, for
tunately failed of its purpose. But the uses to which
they and their vast patronage were put were none the less
sinister because they did not succeed."
He declared "that fortunes -inv patronage are believed
to have been squandered on favorites in the form of law
yers and directors fees taken out of the pockets of citi
zen's and aliens whose properties wereseized, or unfortu
nately came under the control of the government."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. A Roose
velt 2-cent pioee la favorer! by the
house coinage committee, which today
reported favorably a senate bill au
thorizing the coin. The committee's
report s.-i id tbere was "genuine need"
for a 2-cent piece anil coinajre of nn
Went To Milwaukee
Seeking Detective
Position Fined $25
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MILWAUKEE. Wis., Jan. 18 Theo
dore Jacobsen, Chicago, came to Mil
waukee armed with an automatic ana
promptly was placed in a police cell.
"I wanted to get a job as private
detective." he told Judge Page today.
'Were you going to use that gun to
get a job with?' "inquired the judge.
"No, but I thought l a need it 11 x
got the job."
"Well, Milwaukee Isn t so bad as
that. Leave it with the police depart
ment and pay the clerk $25 and costs."
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Retail Food Price
Drops 8 Percent In
Month of December
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18. An aver
age decrease of eight per cent in retail
prices of 22 food articles in December
as compared with November was noted
today in statistics compiled by the
labor department. Compared to De
cember, 1919, the decrease was 10 per
cent.
The products and decreases were:
Oranges, 27 per cent; pork chops,
25 ; sugar, 18; ham, 13; bacon, butter
and lard, 11; round steak, flour and
bananas, 10; raisins, increased, 36 per
cent: rolled oats, 18 per cent, and
storacre eggs, cream of wheat and
macaroni, 9 per cent.
Cork Uneasy Since
Drastic Orders Of
Major Strickland
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CORK, Jan. 18. Terror equally as
intense as that which prevailed before
martial law was enforced, grips th
people of Cork. The "black and tans"
and auxiliaries, who were withdrawn
after recent fires, now are more in
evidence than ever and since Saturday
and Sunday nights? when the streets
were swept by bullets, the inhabitants
have been living literally in fear and
trembling.
"No woman can think of sleeping.
said the wife of a citizen today.
The warning of Major General Sir
Edward Strickland, the military com
mander, that drastic measures would
follow assassination of members of the
crown forces, has served to Increase the
uneasiness.
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Bill To Repeal Tax
On Excess Profits Is
Introduced In House
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 1&. A bin to
repeal the excess profits "tax and to
substitute for it a flat tax of 15 per
cent on the profits of corporations
was introduced In the bouse today.
Abolition of the $2000 exemption now
granted business concerns also Is proposed.
Clara Hamon's Trial
Is Set For March 10
ARDMORE. Okla., Jan. 18. Judge
I T. W. Champion announced today the
I trial docket of the district court of
I Carter county would open February
! t;x, and that the case of Mrs. Clara
would ie a lining manner in wnicn : smith jiamon, cnarged with 1110 snoot -10
honor the memory of the great I ing o Jake I... liamon, is set for March
Amprieaii." 10,
Senate Paves Way
For Confirmation
Of Appointments
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. Inaction
by the senate on the thousands of nom
inations submitted by President Wil
son was broken today and the way
paved for confirmation before March 4
of emergency appointments.
Atlempts of Democrats to force an
executive session resulted in an agree
ment between party leaders to refer
to appropriate committees with in
structions to report the nominations of
5334 army officers recommended for
permanent commissions by the Persh
ing board and now holding temporary
appointments.
The agreement, it was said later,
might lead to action before March 4 on
a few other urgent nominations.
Senator Lodge explained that there
were undoubtedly a great many "de
serving cases of a non-political char
acter." and requested Senator Norris
to wait until these could be segregated.
Senator Norris said tonight it was
probable that these nominations might
be grouped and reported for confirma
tion at an early date.
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Women Attorneys To
Prosecute Women In
Cook County Courts
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO, Jan. 18 State's Attorney
Robert E. Crowe, tonight announced
that he would appoint one or more
women as assistants and that in the
future all women on trial in Cook
county would be prosecuted by women
attorneys.
"Tho average woman is more com
petent to understand the problems of
a Uclinnucut or woman,' ho asid.
LATE TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS
VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE
SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 17. A violent earthquake was felt hers at 9:33
o'clock Monday evening. Hundreds of persons fled to the streets in alarm.
No serious damage has been reported.
URGES U. S. CABLE RETALIATION
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18. Retaliation by the Unrted States by any nation
retarding, censoring or making use of American cable messages was advocated
by Representative Kahn of California, chairman of the house military affairs
committee in an address tonight.
SAYS TAX COLLECTIONS BREAKING
CLEVELAND, Jan. 18. The whole tax collection machinery of the United
States is on the verge of a breakdown, Dr. T. S. Adams, head of the department
of economics of Yale university and consulting expert of the internal revenue
bureau at Washington, told Cleveland credit men and bankers tonight.
ATTACKS PROHIBITION LABEL ORDER
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Jan. 18. Suit was filed in federal court today attack
ing the regulation of Prohibition Commissioner Kramer, issued October 28,
forbidding brewers to use synonyms for beer, ale or porter.
PHILLY CLEARING HOUSE FOR UNEMPLOYED
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 18 The city'a council finance committee today
approved a preliminary appropriation of $10,000 to establish a municipal clear
ing house for Philadelphia's unemplayed.
MEXICAN MINING TOWN FLOODED
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 18 A scor of persons are known to have been
drowned and 30 to have been injured this afternoon when the dam supplying
Pachuca, biggest mining town in Mexico, broke and flooded the city. The
property damage has not been estimated.
HELD FOR ARIZONA MURDER
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 18 Harry Nash, cow puncher, fancy roper and
expert pistol shot, is under arrest in Los Angeles in connection with the murder
of Martin, Schwab, Jr., of Payson, Utah, who was slain near Flagstaff, Ariz.,
April 15, according to information received here today.
22 INJURED IN TRAIN WRECK
GREENVILLE, Ohio, Jan. 18 Twenty-two persons were injured, two or
three seriously, when a fast New York-St. Louis passenger train on the Penn-
; sylvania railroad jumped a switch three-quarters of a mile east of here today
I and crashed into a freight train on a side track.
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