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Buy The Products df Arizona Buy Ariz-1 ona liairy Products AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL THIRTY-SECOND YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 9, 1921 14 PAGES VOL. XXXII, NO. 135 T jLICAN A i NATIONS COMING (TO BARGAIN AT MS MEETING Sub-Officials Sav Ameri can Position Weakened) by Lack of Anything to J Trade Expect Confer ! cnce to Last All Winter. By Herbert Corey VTASHINGTON, Sept. 8.' This rrna parley isn't to be any little two or three months affair. It will cer tainly run through the cold weather. It may last as late as dandelion time. The IHOO.OOO which has been set aside 'or the payment of expenses is just a. fleabite. If our share is less than million the capital s pessimists will be disappointed. The foregoing statements are not predictions. They are a digest of sub official opinion hereabouts. One might so a hit farther and state that the sub-officials quoted are crape-hang-"rs to the last man. They habitually fear the worst. They do not believe that the home-grown diplomats will Prove, themselves the equals of the Imported variety. They think that before the arms parley is, over we will find ourselves in the hole. More than that. They fear our over-the-cean friends will knock us for a string of holes. Here is their argu ment: "Two things are necessary before one can make a good trade. First, one must be a good trader. Second, one must have something to trade." Our Trading Hands Are Empty In that latter clause, they say, lies the weakness of the American posi tion. We have nothing to offer to the other powers. That is, we have nothing specific to offer. We are ask ing the other powers to consent to play fair and be nice hereafter. We are paying 84 cents out of each tax- raisea aouar now lor war. ir we can cut down the cost of armament that sum can be reduced, with a very pleasing effect upon the taxpayer. In order to do this we realize that the situation in the Far East must be cleared up. Specifically, that means that Japan must keep her hands off China. On his arrival in the east. Dr. Schurman gave an in terview in which he outlined the pol icy the United!tates is to adhere to In east affairs. It may be nutshelled this way: "China is to be given a square deal. She is not to be parcelled out among nations. Spheres of influence are to be done away with. Trade in China is to be free to all nations on the same terms." That Interview must have had the same effect upon the Japanese sages that a heavy teaspoonful of ipecac has on a boy. For years they have been active in doing precisely those things in China which we now say must not be done. Japan has been repeating and repeating that at the forthcoming arms parely "accom plished facts" must not be raked over. She has Shantung. She wishes Shantung to be let alone. Shantung. along with other eastern affairs, is "an accomplished fact.' No state ment has been heard from Washing ton in reply. 1 Shantung Will Be Ventilated Of course. Shantung and the other "accomplished facts" in tjhe east will fce considered. Japan presistently re fuses to open her eyes to the Ameri can reason for calling this parley. That is to lessen the probability of future wars by reaching and equit able arrangement in the east. Our Idea is that an equitable arrangement is one that will be satisfactory to China. Instead of merely furnishing the subject for surgical operations she Is to sit at the council table. The -accomplished facts" of today include many of the reasons why the (Continued on Page Two) COLORADO INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION TO OPEN WAGE HEARING TODAY Republican A. P. Leased Wire WALSEXBUEG, Colo., Sept. 8 Both sides in the wage controversy between the Colorado Fuel and Iron company and Its employes today were examining witnesses who will offer testimony here tomorrow at the bearing before the state industrial commission. The hearing is expected to continue two or three days. The sole question involved, according to interpretation by United Mine Work ers officials of statements of commis sion members, is wnether the Colo rado Fuel and Iron company violated the state industrial law in announc ing wage cuts without giving 30 days' notice to the workers. Previous announcements by mem bers of the industrial commission were to the effect that if the com mission determined that the company had violated the law the matter would be placed in the hands of the district attorney of Huerfano county fnr action. E. H. Weitzel, general manager of thp Colorado Fuel and iron company announced after the industrial com mission had taken jurisdiction in the controversy that the company had put wage reductions m eiiect oni in mines where a majority of the em nloves had signed petitions asking a reduction. He said that the com pany felt it was Justified in reducing wages wnere ns.ctori it John P. McLennan, president of the Mine Workers of district l In a statement to the Associated Press tonight, declared that the min- ... nrenared to present testi mony at the hearing showing that the ., hnri Kitrned the petitions under mii-enresentations and intimidation Mi.r. from-the camps in this di ix-ill testifv. he said, that thu men wrc told they would have more icsular work with the lower wage, ethers were told that unless they signed the petition they would not be permitted to become naturalized Mexicans, at Letter comp were told would ne aei" .......... Cotton Drops $7.50 Per Bale Following Break In Liverpool TRepubllcan A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Sept. 8. The cotton market was feverish agajt today. breaking farther at the openiiig. then spurting npward fully a cent a pound followed bv another plunge which carried some deliveries $1" to $18 a bale below Wednesday's high. Final prices were 112 to 168 points under yesterday's close. The opening at $7.50 a bale de cline followed a break at Liverpool. The rally which followed, because old bulls who had sold out their lines showed desire to renew them at lower levels, carried October up to 19.10 and January to 19.38. - t Reports Of Alaska Gold' Strike Starts Stampede Of Miners Republican A. P. Leased Wire FAIRBANKS. Alaska, Sept, 8. Reports here last night described the richest gold strike since Cleary creek days along Wilbur creek north of here. A stampede of miners and prospectors was under way imme diately. Advices reaching the Fairbanks News-Miner by telegraph, mail and In person, indicated sensational dis coveries. Experts left to investi gate. The purported bonanza was a few miles from Brooks. Details were meagre. - ' o New Mexico Murder Suspect Confesses , . Part In Conspiracy Republican A. P. Leased Wire EOSWELI N. M., Sept. 8. Fran Cisco Biza and Carlos Renteria, ar rested here yesterday for being im plicated in the murder of Anton Courey at Duran, N. M, a few days ago, today confessed to the district attorney hat they,- with three other Spanish-Americans, were members of a band that killed Courey and shot his wife. They claimed that they did not fire a shot, -although they w?re armed. The names of other members of the party were given and the Chaves county officers expect to have them in custody soon. Transfer Vice Consul Doherty From Sonora To Post In Calexico Republican A. P. Leased Wire NOG ALES, Ariz., Sept. 8. Charles W. Doherty. American" vice consul in Nogales, Sonora. for the past fiv years, has been ordered transferred to Calexico, where he will be Amer ican vice consul, according to an n nouneement made at the United States consulate in Nogales, .Sonora, today. , ' ' o . Omaha Grand Jury '' Will Investigate U nlawful Rentals Republican A. P. Leased Wire OMAHA, Neb.. Sept. 8. A special grand jury today began an- lnvestt- gation of reports of violations of the law in connection with the failure of business enterprises with headquar ters here. The jury was also asked to Investi gate a complaint that there is an unlawful combination in Omaha to exact unlawful rentals. . o " German Mark Drops To $1.01 In New York Republican A. P. Leased Wire , NEW YORK. Sept. 8. German marks, the normal value of which was 23.80 cents before the war. to day fell to 1.01 cents in the local market. This is the lowest quota tions for this remittance at this center since the early part of 1920 The Berlin bourse, cable advices stated, probably would be closed un til next week to enable members to catch up wii the high pressure of activity caused by excessive specu lation. v also declared that in some instances the company agents circulating the petitions had been accompanied in a house to house canvass by the camp marshal. The marshal s presence was an intimidating factor, McLen nan contends. Under the Rockefeller plan McLennan says wages cannot be reduced without 30 days notice. Grunting, he argues, that a majority of the men in some camps signed the petition of a reduction, waiving their rights to a 30 days' notice, they can not take this right from the men who did not sign the petitions. Romilly E. Foote, local attorney will represent the miners at the hearing, the appointment having been announced today by McLennan. Fred Farrar, attorney for the Colorado Fuel and Iron company, will probably represent the company although no announcement was made by the Colo rado Fuel and Iron company officials. In connection with his announce ment Sunday that the miners could not abide by a decision involving reduction in wages, President Mc Lennan made fhe following statement tomgnt: xne miners are worKing under ;n terms of the award of the United States bituminous coal commission appointed by President Wilson. This award covers the period until April, 1922. The miners are willing to abide by the decision of the federal commission and we expect to do everything within our power of ou: organization to prevent any ooal oper ator in Colorado from setting this award aside.' General Manager Weitzed of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company stated that the company has alway abided by the decision of the com mission. However, he added, if th decision is felt to be unjust it will be iifnatter for our legal department to coi?V5pr- lf t s unjust the Colorad Fuel sl Iron company, will, of course. r-2ke the necessary protests. JlemhcrsS;,' the industrial commis sion Chairma.T. C. Bell. H. E. Hilts and W. I. Reiliy-yill arrive here to morrow morning. ' Current Government Expenses Show Net Def icit $ 1 61,464, 774 Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 A net deficit of $161,464,774 in the current expenses of the government for the first months of the present fiscal year was announced tonight by Sec retary Mellon in a letter to banking institutions offering for subscription combined issues of treasury obliga tions or aoout 600,000,000, dated Sept. 15. "With the payment of .income and profits taxes in September, however," he said, "there should be, according to the best information available, a sman nei current surplus for the quarter. The treasury, he explained, has maturities of principal and interest amounting to $635,000,000 due Sept. 15 ana similarly x5z;.uoo,000 due Oct. 15. Against the payments, he said, the treasury expects to receive dur ing 'September about $525,000,000 from income and profits taxes, in ad dition to ordinary revenue from other sources. The treasury was offering the new obligations, he continued, to provide for its further requirements. MELLON SUGGESTS CHANGES IN HOUSE TAX REVISION BILL Medical Colleges Suffer From Prohibition TORONTO, Sept. 8 Prohibition was blamed for the scarcity- of bodies furnished to medical col leges for dissecting purposes by Dr. J. B. McCurrich, professor of anatomy at the University of To ronto in an address before the Ca nadian Embalmers association. . Since prohibition became effect ive, he declared, men belonging to the class that formerly died desti tute through indulgence in liquor were now leaving money enough to give them a burial and colleges rarely obtained" bodies from that source. He appealed to embalm ers to assist as much as possible in furnishing bodies to be used in the scientific study. ILLINOIS CHECK Republican A. P. Leased Wire ELIZABETHTOWN. 111.. Sent. 8 With roads into the hills to the north made impassable by a heavy rain all immediate danger of a march on Elizabethtown and Rosiclare by min ers from the Saline, Williamson and franklin county coal fields had passed tonight, in the opinion of county officials. Reports from Karbers Ridge. 12 miles north, where armed men es'.i mated to number from 500 to SsOO were reported yesterday, indicate the majority are returning home. Sev eral automobile loads started north last night shortly after 15 of the men had a brush with deputy sheriffs and private detectives at the Hog Creek rora. in which the officers took four prisoners and captured three auto- moDiies. The heavy rain todav is reDOrted to have flooded fords on the Harrisburg road and made all attack from that quarter improbable. Sheriff D. N. Cox. v.o today tele graphed a requisition for 2ri0 army rifles and ammunition to Adjutant General Frank Dickson, is maintain ing guards, however, on the roads and hills north of town. Four machine guns mounted on motor trucks are in the hills north of Rosiclare. Five prisoners, captured yesterd-iv by deputy sheriffs near Furnace hill, six miles north of here, were ar raigned today, four being charged with rioting and the fifth with as sault and robbery. They were bound over to the grand, jury and remanded to Jan. Leslie Sherfield. another miner caD- tured, told the court reports had reached coal miners at Bush that wives and children of strikers at Rosiclare had been driven from their homes and mistreated by company guards. The Bush union, he said, sent 10 men here to investigate. County of ficials claimed the Rosiclare women were ordered to leave their homes by the wife of Ed Carbine, a union or ganizer, who told them the town was to be burned by the miners. NO STATE GUNS FOR DEPUTIES SPRINGFIELD. 111., Sept. 8. No state sruns will be sent to Hardin countv. at leant until a report is re ceived from Adjutant General Frank Dickson, it was announced tonigni. T'nrtpr the bw it mas said here to night, no more than 100 guns could be sent without state troops. o Fire Fighters Start Fire To Make Work In Montana Forests Republican A. P. Leased Wire MIssotTT.A Mont.. Sept. 8. That from 50 to 100 incendiary fires have been set in the Blackfeet national forest of Northwestern Montana in the past few weeks with the purpose Of providing work for fire fighters, was the opinion expressed here today by District Forester Morrcll. who re turned from a tour of inspection. He declared 40 new fires had been re ported in the Blackfeet forest in one l day recently. HEAVY INS IN INEnS MARCH ON COAL TOWNS Including current disbursements, and in furtherance of its announced plan of dealing with the short dated debt. The new issues consist of three year 54 per cent treasury notejs, six months five per cent treasury cer tificates and one year five and three quarters treasury certificates. This issue of treasury notes is the second offering of these obligations.. The interest rate on the nv notes and the one year certificates is one third per cent less than on the, initial offering last June. The interest rate on the six months certificates is one half per cent less than on the pre vious issue. - The reductions in the Interest rates treasury officials said, indicates an easier money market. Important progress had been made, Mr. Mellon said, in thedistribution of the Victory loan maturity, the amount of these notes outstanding being reduced from $4,022,116,555 on May 31 to $3,806,172,250 on Aug. 31. The amount of the Victory notes originally issued was $4,495,374,300, he added, so that this represents a total reduction of about $689,000,000. WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 Changes in the house tax bill, recommended to day to the senate finance committee by Secretary Mellon included: Repeal of the excess profits tax. effective as of last January instead of next Jan. 1. Retention of all transportation taxes for 1922, but at half the pres ent rates instead of complete repeal as of next Jan. 1. Repeal of the capital stock tax ef fectivenext year, a new proposal. Reduction of the maximum income surtax rate from 63 per cent to 25 per cent, effective next Jan. 1, in stead of to 82 per cent as provided in the house bill. An increase of 5 per cent, instead of 2 per cent In the normal cor poration income tax, making the to tal 15 per cent, retroactive to last Jan. 1. A manufacturers' tax on cosmetics and proprietory medicines to replace stamp taxes which were eliminated by the house. Retention next year of the taxes on insurance premiums, but at one- half present rates. With these exceptions, the secre tary was understood to have ap proved the house measure with its provisions for an Increase of $500 in the exemption to heads of families having net incomes of $5,000 a year or less and $200 additional for de penaents; ror decreased rates on sporting goods, yachts and furs and for manufacturers taxes on fountain syrups and other ingredients of soft drinks in lieu of the so-called nuis ance taxes. The secretary placed the probable revenue needs of the government for this fiscal year at $4,034,000,000 on the basis of the reduction in expenditures agreed on at the White House tax conference last August and estimat ed $800,000,000 of this total would be raised from non-tax sources, leaving $3,234,000,000 to come from internal taxes. This total is $134,000,000 less than the estimated receipts under the house bill for this year, the differ ence being accounted for through re peal of the excess profits tax as of last Jan. 1. It was to make up the loss from the profits tax that Mr. Mellon proposed an additional 2H per cent increase in the corporation in come tax, retention of the transporta tion and insurance premium taxes and restoration of the taxes on cosmetics and proprietary medicines. The additional corporation income tax is estimated by treasury officials to yield approximately $260,000,000 a year. The transportation tax would return $1JO,000,000 next year at half the present rates and the insurance taxes and levies on cosmetics and medicines $25,000,000. v Explaining his proposal for a fur ther reductirn oi 7 per cent in the maximum income surtax rates. Mr. Mellon was said to have declared that the lower rate eventually would re turn a greater yield to th govern ment than the-32 per cent, because additional money would be devoted to active business Instead of being invested in tax exemption securities. It was stated that there was no discussion of new sources of taxation and that nothing recommended by Mr. Mellon who estimated that the house bill as amended In accord with his recommendations would meet the needs of the government, provided the economies agreed on at the White House conference were effected. As the authorization in the house bill for the treasury to issue $500,000 000 additional in short term notes, it was said officially, that this had no relation to any anticipated deficit and was not wholly necessary as the treasury had asked for it merely with the idea of having a little more mar gin in funding victory notes and cer tificates of indebtedness in short term securities. " 'If I ever, have a monument for discovering anything it will be for finding out that the only advertising of direct and instant benefit to both merchant and customer, is the daily newspaper of known circulation. 'All others are vanity and vex- ation. i - JOHN MARTIN PROBABLY TO BE HANGED TODAY Attorneys Make Hard Elev enth-Hour Fight lo bave His Life But All Effort Apparently Had Failed In all probability the sun will not set tonight on a living Nichan Mar tin, condemned to die today for the murder of Arthur De Steunder. At a late hour last night all ef forts in his behalf apparently had failed. They were directed to secur ing a stay of execution in order that there might be a review of the case by the Supreme ourt of the United States where an application for a writ of certiorari had been filed. Three movements were made sim ultaneously. Stephen H. Abbey of Florenee. who hs been Interested in the case since Martin was taken to the penitentiary at Florence, went to Prscott day before yesterday to se cure from Judge John J. Sweeney of the Superior court a writ that would serve as a stay. But last night Mr. Abbey arrived in Phoenix and stated that Judge Sweeney had declined to take any action in the matter. Attorney Benton Dick went to Tuc son night before last to apply to Unit ed States Judge W'illiam H. Sawtelle for a writ of habeas corpus which it was expected would be denied, but it was hoped that the judge would is sue a writ of probable cause wnicn would serve as a stay. But on the arrival of Mr. Dick at Tucson he learned that Judge Saw telle was on the top of Mount Lem mon. Mr. Dick left Tucson early yes terday for Mount Lemmon In the hope of finding the. Judge. At a late hour last night r.o word had been received from Mr. Dick. . Late in the afternoon it was learned that no pa per had been filed in the court at Tucson. Still later, a telephone massage from Warden Thomas H. Rynning of the penitentiary at Florence brought the information that no papers In the Martin case had been served on him and it appeared at that hour that the execution would proceed. "Although I have received no word from Mr. Dick." said Stephen M. Ab bey last night, upon hi arrival In (Continued on Page Two) g , ARE FAVORABLE Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Sept 8 Recovery of the corn crop during August from the serious damage sustained from July weather conditions, featured the September grain report of the tie partment of agriculture today. Fa vored with eood growing tempera tures and plenty of rain in practi callv the entire corn bolt the pro duction forecast made a jump of 154.000.000 bushels, bringing the In dicated production to 3.186.000.000 bushels or only 48,000.000 bushels less than last year's crop, the largest grown. With continued favorable conditions this year's production may vet Decom a recora crop, iiiuibi tions are that most of the crop now out of danger from frost. is The wheat crop showed a decline of three million bushels with 754. 000.000 bushels indicated as th year's harvest. Oats will be a short crop, the indicated production hav ine declined 47.000,000 bushels dnr ing Angust. with a crop of 1.090,000, 000 bushels forecast. That Is 436. 000. bushels smaller than last year' crop and 343.00.000 bushels less tha the five vear average. Potatoes showed an Increase of seven million bushels over a month ago, with a total of 323.000.000 bushels, but the crop is almost 1U0. 000,000 bushels smaller than last year and almost 60.000,000 bushels below the five year average. Tobacco production Indications showed an increase of 69,000.000 pounds over a month ago, with a total of 948.000.000 pounds. Preliminary estimates of this year's production of winter wheat and hay, and forecasts for other crops.- based on their conditions on September, were announced by the department of agriculture todav as follows: Winter wheat, 544.000.000 bushels. Spring wheat, 210,000,000; all wheat 754.000,000. Corn. 3.1 86.000,000. Oats. 1,109.000,00ft bushels, Barlev. 167.000.000. Rye, 64,300,000. (Continued on rage Two) WANAMAKER. GIN CROP MAY BECOME RECORD IF CONDITIONS Wheat Exports In August Should Be Help To Business Republican A. P. Leased Wirt WASHINGTON. SepL 8. Unnrece- dented exports of wheat during Au gust should react favorably on agri cultural and business conditions. Sec retary Hoover declared today. Ac cording to his reports wheat export the past month totalled 33.595.000 bushels, or about four times the vol ume of any pre-war figures for Au gust. Increase In the movement of wheat, he said, should ease the credit situa tion through a lessened demand on the war finance corporation. Exports of wheat to Europe have been grow ing, he added, notwithstanding that the European crop has been above normal while the crop in this country has fallen below the average. The failure of the potato crop In Europe. he explained, has forced use of wheat products as a substitute. - OFFER TD Republican A. P. Leased Wire BOSTON, Sept. 8 Jobless men were placed on the auction block on Boston common today. Stripped to the waist after the custom of the Id slave auctions, they declared their willingness to work by standing be fore a crowd of thousands offering their services to tha highest bidder. "Shorn lambs of unemployment." their auctioneer. Urbain Ledoux, called them. Ledoux. a philanthropic worker who recently opened the "church of the unemployed." led 50 men to the common to bring home to the people, he said, their stories of human misery. Just as William Lloyd Garrison pleaded for the slaves j there 70 years ago. It was to prove his charges were good citizens out of a, Job that he put some of them on the block, he said. Ledoux efforts were not rewarded. Of the three who stood up for bids none got a Job, although the crowd pledged help to tide them over a week or two while they sought employ ment Their leader said, however, he considered he had brought their plight and the honesty of their pur pose to public attention, and he an nounced that the auction was to be a daily event, to be continued at least this month. Ledoux and his men, box lunches in hand, came to the common from his headquarters where he has fed hundreds. While they ate he called for volunteers to stand at auction, prepared to work for a week for the highest bidder., Eight men stepped out, two World war veterans, most of them in clothing and shoes well worn. Each was asked how long he had been out of work and without food and Nsholter. One man had not worked for a year. Another had eaten only twice a week in six month of unemploy ment ' James Ferris. I. an upstanding man who said he had served four years in the army, was called to the block. He stripped to the waist and while Ledoux waited, went through the army calisthenics to show his muscle development "This is one of the men that you used in the war. What will you do with him now? How much will you bid for this man's services for a week in order that he may have food and shelter'." the auctioneer asks. Bids were made but when they were called those who had made them had slipped away. Ferris was then declared to be without a bidder. A dog was brought to the block. He was knocked down for $1 with the conditicn. accepted by the successful bidder, that he be returned to the "church of the unemployed" as its mascot. Joseph Mitchell, a negro, was then called. His shoes were without soles and his clothing was ragged. Reply ing to Ledoux' questions be said that he had been without food for days at a time in the six months he had been out of a Job. There was no bid and the auction eer called on the crowd to pledge him food and shelter lor a week. Mrs. Annie Jackson responded and went the auctioneer one better by saying she would be responsible for Mitch ell's sustenance and shelter for a sec ond week if necessary. John Farley, wearing a 1. A. R. button, added a dollar, another man promised a suit of clothes and a second man passed Ledoux $2 to buy some beans for the boys. Arizona Governor Requests Troops For Border Town Republican A. P. Leased Wire NOGALES. Ariz., Sept S. Gov. Thomas E. Campbell has requested the secretary of war at Washington to order a detachment of troops sent to Ruby and Lochiel in Santa Cruz county to protect Americans at those points from raids by bandit bands from Mexico, according to word re ceived here today by County Attorney A. II. de Riemer. The governor's request for troops was based on a petition signed by a number of citizens of this county ask ing that federal soldiers be sent to those points and calling attention to the murders committed by alleged bandits at Ruby. Among the mur dors mentioned in the petition wer the deaths of Postmaster and Mrs. Frank J. Pearson at Ruby recently. About a week ago orders were re ceived at Camp Stephen T. Little here for troops to be sent to Ruby the next morning, but before the sol diers started the order was counter manded. Then the county attorney was informed that the proper pro cedure was for the governor to take the matter up with tfie secretary of war. Mr. de Riemer took the subject up with the governor and the gov ernor asked Secretary Weeks or troops. TI SERIES DDR SINN FEIN LEADERS WILL MEET BRITISH CABINET COUNCIL PREMIER'S LETTER PROVES DESIRE FOR SETTLEMENT OF IRISH CONTROVERSY; ULSTER ONLY DOUBTFUL PARTY Ulster Premier Against Meeting De Valera Until Latter Recognizes Bel fast Authority Republican A. P. Leased Wire BELFAST, Sept 8. Ulster virtu ally would be certain to be the sub ject of discussion at the Inverness conference, while the northern cabi net apparently would not.be repre sented. Listers position was laid down In a letter written by Sir James Craig, Ulster premier, to Mr. Lloyd George August 14. In which the premier declared a meeting be tween himself and Mr. de Valera was Impossible until Mr. de Valera recognized that the northern parlia ment would not submit to any other authority than that of the king and the parliament of the United King dom. There did not seem to be the slightest Intention here of receding from that stand.. Criticism is included In the Belfast comment of what is termed the Brit ish cabinet's abandonment of the six essentials in the British proposals. It is declared in some quarters that if Mr. de Valera. remains firm be might bring about a conference abso lutely without conditions. - SINN FEIN WILL' ACCEPT DUBLIN. Sept. 8. Arthur Griffith and other Sinn Fein leaders awaited this evening with some impatience the arrival of Robert C. Barton, who is carrying the British cabinet's reply to Ireland, because although its terms are known, Sinn Feiners are anxious to learn further details. Printed forecasts prepared th public for a much stiffer note. Sinn Fein leaders are still silent respect ing their Intentions but In other Irinh nolitical circles the ODinlon is expressed that Mr. Lloyd George has shown a disposition to meet all dir ficulties. Mr. Lloyd George's letter leaves for a further conference all points oi obiection raised bv Mr. de Valera and goes back to tbe sole condition under which the original negotiations are understood to have taken place. The next step will be consideration of the letter by the Dail Eireann cabinet A reply will then be drafted. Although Republican leaders de cline to discuss the matter, those In touch with them regard It as certain that they will accept the invitation to meet at Inverness. In such event plenipotentiaries would be selected. Arthur Griffith, as foreign minister, would be one, while Michael Collins, commander of the Irish Republican army and finance minister, is a pos Prof. Jeren MacNeil Is considered a likely selection, as he is a member of parliament for. Derry. within the area of the northern parliament He is considered the best exponent oi the attitude of the Lister national ist minority. o Estate Of Denver Insurance Man Is Appraised $250,000 Republican A. P. Leased Wire DENVER. Sept 8 The estate of Thomas Daly, prominent Denver In surance man who died August 27, is annraised at JJ50.000 In papers ac companying his will which was filed for probate In the county court this morning. The will leaves Mrs. Ella H. Daly, the widow, half the estate, with the provision that she shall In vest the money . received from her husband's life insurance policies in an annuity yielding not less than $3,000 a vear. Three children, Mrs. . Sherman Fisher. Nellie J. Daly and Clarence J. Daly, each received one-sixth of the estate. It is also provided that the daughters shall invest the proceeds of life insurance policies ' made out to them in annuities yielding not less than $2,500 and preferrably $3,000 an nua 11 v. The estate of Alice Polk Hilt Col orado poet laureate Is valued at $16,500 according to an application for letters of administration filed yester day. Mrs. Hill left a will which was not witnessed. Her estate was left to her granddaughter. Alice Polk Hill, living in Seattle, Wash. (last MORi-mrE mtf& SHORT SKIRTS O. K. IN WINDY CITY CHICAGO, Sept. 8 Short skirts, bobbed hair, rolled down stockings and knickerbockers were approved for high school students by Miss Jenny H. Snow, supervisor of the household arts of the schools of Chicago. LOW NECKS TABOO IN 2I0N CITY ZION CITY, Ills., Sept 8 Mrs. Elizabeth Naden, recently arrested for violating the Zion dress ordinance, was found guilty by a jury today and fined $10 and costs. She was charged with wearing a waist, the neck of which was six inches below the collar bone. TWO CAROLINA NEGROES LYNCHED AIKEN, S. C. Sept. 8 Two negroes, Mansfield Butler and Charlie Thompson, were lynched near here tonight. They had been charged with an attack on a white woman. Their bodies were riddled with bullets. 4,000 BUYERS BID FOR CAMP GRANT ROCKFORD, Ills, Sept. 8 Nearly 4,000 buyers participated in the gov ernment auction of one-fourth of the Camp Grant barracks and fitting! today. The sale realized scarcely two cents on the. dollar, according to officials. Barracks buildings, suitable to be razed for lumber went at ar average price of $150. POLICE MURDERER ELECTROCUTED COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 8 Sylvester Brown, 27, negro, was electrocutec at the Ohio penitentiary early this morning for the murder of Policeman Alexander R. Warren, at Youngitown, Ohio, MayS, last. Late yesterda Warden P. E. Thomas refused to grsnt a request of Brown's wife that h be permitted to witness the electrocution. She declared she wanted to be with her husband in the last moment of his life. TO DE VALERA De Valera's Desire For Untrammelled Confer ence Offered In Latest Communication Republican A. P. Leased Wire LONDON. Sept. 8. Premier Llovd George's Letter to Eamonn de Valera, insn repuoucan leader, forwarded lo Dublin after the meeting of the Brit- isn caDinet at Inverness yesterday, seems at least to insure that Sinn rein plenipotentiaries will meet the special committee of cabinet minis ters at Inverness Sept 20 to clear up any ambiguity the Sinn Fein leaders may entertain about the six condi tions the British government stipu lated as reservations ilr granting Ire land a dominion status. The premier's letter Is character ized by punctilious consideration for the Sinn Fein. While It suggests a date for the proposed conference, ft Is n no sense an ultimatum and sets no time limit to the negotiations. In fact it tends to prove that he earnestly desires a settlement "We have Invited you to discuss our proposals on their merits." he says, and he adds that It will be open to the Irish leaders to raise the sub ject of guarantees on any point. The belief la almost universal to night that Mr. de Valera will accept that what the premier oners is what Mr. de Valera desires, name ly, an untrammeled conference, with the single condition that Ireland re main in the British empire, rne guarantees Mr. de Valera Is suppos.d to have, in mind are memoersnip in the league of nations and the do- monlons' conference, and these. It is believed, the government would te willing to grant Assuming that the conrerence win meet as suggested there is still the question of Ulster, which is not touched In the premier's letter. Mr. Lloyd George's original proposal was for a tripartite conference, including Ulster, but up to the present there is no sign Ulster has yielded In its determination to base itself on the home rule act and the northern par liament. A representative of the government In an Interview at Inverness today said that in the event of the con ference failing, the government would proceed with the borne rule set. which, by inference, may be Inter preted to mean that the government regards the act In partial abeyance. Even should the proposed confer ence at Inverness surmount the init'al difficulties, there would still remain Ulster, on which Mr. de Valera holds strong views. The question of the desire of Fermanagh and Tyrone to be separated from the northern par liament also Is likely to be raised, and this would bring a bitter conflict with Ulster. The Freeman's Journal In an edi torial under the heading "coming to business." says this morning: "The British cabinet reply to Mr. de Valera is encouraging in many respects and falsities the more pessi mistic of the forecasts." The newspaper considers that the door has been left wide open for fur ther consideration of the eituation and the form of the Invitation to the Irish leaders "gets rid of all the em barrassing conditions and limitations which fetter discussion." "We strongly advise," It continues, "that the only method of settling the matter would be at an ordinary round table conference." American Officers Hunt For Mexican Wanted In Sonora Republican A. P. Leased WIreJ NOGALES, Ariz., Sept 8. Ameri can officers are hunting for Carlos Bocanari, who is reported to have fled into the United .States following a quarrel in Nogales, Sonora, with Bruno Nube. Nube was stabbed eight times and now is in a hospital where it is said be probably will die. Bocaneri is alleged to have stabbed Nube. HORSESHOE CHAMP IN LEAD HAMLINF, Minn, Sept 8. Frank Jackson of Kellerton. Iowa, world's champion horse shoe pitcher, with 92 points, was high man today at the national horseshoe pitching tour nament at the state fair. Jackson, with 15 others, will compete in the finals tomorrow. ... accepted me "