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XEW YORK. Nov. 30. Cotton fu
tures closed barely steady; Decem
ber. 17.75; January, 17.'53: March,.
17.60; May, 17.31; July, 16.S3.
Leaders Of All Factions
Say Only Miracle Can
Avert Break And Re
newal Of Warfare
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LONDON, Nov. 30. All govern
ment business ia giving way to the
gravity of the Irish situation. Both
government and Irish circles express
the feeling that only a miracle can
avert collapse of the conference and
renewal of warfare.
It has been intended to hold.a cabi
net council tonight to consider Ger
man reparations, but this was post
poned to permit the special cabinet
committee dealing with Irish affairs
to assemble. Lord Birkenhead, due
to speak at a political "meeting In
Liverpool, was obliged to stay In
London. He sent a message 6.apol
EY, explaining that his absence was
owing to ""grave public affairs. '
A spokesman of the Sinn Fein de
flared that there was no intention
y the Sinn Fein to alter its attitude
towards' either the unity of Ireland
r allegiance to the crown. Repre
sentatives of the Sinn Fein denied
the statement of a London paper that
the Sinn Fein had consented to agree
tc a plan whereby Ulster could con
tract with an all-Ireland parliament,
retaining her existing rights until, or
unless she changes her mind; to form
an . allegiance, "which ought to be
satisfactory to any British minister
mho is not purely a formalist; to the
appointment of a boundary .commis
sion to delimit the present political
t nd religious frontier of Ulster, in
pt to distribute the populations
ltween the north and the south, on a
mo." satisfactory basis." - .
Premier Coming to America
Regarding the suggestion that the
toernment will propose a new
scheme to Ulster, Sinn Fein delegates
say they are not concerned with it
nd refused to share the govern
ments responsibility for it. There
was another session this evening of
British delegates but nothing was
forthcoming as a result of it.
Whatever the result, Mr. Lloyd
Oorsre will go to Washington," one
cffkial stated.
It was stated at Sinn Fein head
quarters that such a move by the
premier wouid not be viewed with
patience or without suspicion, 'for the
teason that if Irish American sup
port was weakened in consequence of
the premier's visit, the Sinn .Fein
might be forced to modify its de
mand, on which it feels now in a po
sition to persist.
The impossibility of maintaining
the tnjce long after the breakdown
of the conference is realized. The
view expressed by Sinn Feiners is
that there would be no formal de
nunciation of the truce, but it wouid
"quickly decay." It is pointed out
that such provocative acts on both
sides as have been occurring recent
ly in Ireland would probably be- re
garded as definite breaches of the
truce and cause its speedy collapse,
if it were not for the fact that the
conference still has being.
EXNIS. Ireland, Nov. 30. Eamonr
tin Valera today in an address here
declared if peace in Ireland was not
lrought about it would not be be
cause "there is not the will on ile
1-nrt of Ireland to make it. but be
cause those opposed to us in Ireland
do not want to make peace with us.
"I may tell you," he continued
that we stand today exactly where
we stood, and for the principles for
which we stood four years ago. We
have gone as far as we can go, con
sistent with those principles, for
j-eace: we can not, and will not, go
lurther. If we go further it would
le for us to betray those principles
which have been fought for by gen
erations of Irishmen. "
To the Citizens of Phoenix
Who Believe in Boy Scouting
During the past two day a group of men who believe that one
o the best things that can happen in Phoenix would be the estab
lishment here of at least 15C0 Boy Scouts, have been working vig
orously to raise the $8,050 which the budget shows is necessary to
carry on this kind of Boy Scouting work.
Uo to Wednesday noon only about $3,050 of the total amount
has been raisea, ana it is evioenx tnai unless me numoor di
era is largely increased the campaign for Boy Scouting in Phoenix
will fail. Of those already seen nearly everyone has been so con
vinced of the practical usefulness to this community of Boy Scout
ing that they have promptly contributed in nearly every case the
proportionate amount suggested.
The people of Phoenix are really for Boy Scouting, but we
peed the workers, and the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs are lined up
together to put this movement over in Phoenix. Many other citi
zens have offered to work and we are now asking all Kiwanis
nd Rotary Club members and other citizens who have pledged to
helo in this campaign to meet with us at 8:30 o'clock Thursday
rning at the Y. M. C. A., to outline plans to make this cam-
an unquaimea
Kiwanis Club Committee:
E. S. Clark, Chairman,
- Ben R'ce,
Leo Weaver,
Al Viault.
J. O. Sexson,
Ed. O'Malley.
Roosevelt Council: Fred
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Experts
of the "big three" naval powers
agreed today that they could not
reach an accord on the basis of cal
culation to be used in measuring
Japan's existing relative naval
strength. Theygave up the task and
turned the problem back to their re
spective arms delegations. Upon its
solution hangs the fundamental prin
ciple of the American proposal, the
5-5-3 capital ship ratio.
The experts were substantially In
agreement as to the accuracy of es
timates of naval strength of each
power originally submitted by the
American conference group if the
American plan of including all ships
actually under construction, in ar
riving at. the ratio, was followed.
Japanese experts, however, insisted
that this was not the proper basis of
calculation, proposing instead to dis
regard all ships now building by
either power in determining relative
naval strength.
The plenary delegates of the two
powers will continue the discussion
from this point. Firm determination
of the delegation to insist upon the
5-5-3 ratio and inclusion of ships
building in any t estimate of naval
strength was reiterated tonight.
Since no call for an executive ses
sion of the delegates or for further
meetings of the experts was issued,
it was assumed an attempt to settle
the point by informal interchanges
between the American and Japanese
delegates was in progress and might
last several days.
Belief Japan Will Accede
There was a strong feeling in
American and British circles that
Japan ultimately would accept the
American method of. calculation and
the 5-5-3 ratio, not Insisting on a
10-10-7 ratio. This was based on the
conclusion of the British and Ameri
can experts that the Japanese naval
officers had been unable to show any
sound claim to a 70 per cent status
on the basis of figures they have pre.
sented. There was expectation, how
ever, that to any offer by the Japa
nese group to accept the 5-5-3 ratio
would be coupled a condition as to
an agreement on naval bases In the
Pacific. .". That -question has not yet
been injected into the conferences
The sub-committee of naval ex
perts quit where they started, at the
capital ship ratio. It is known that
In two weeks of discussion they have
not touched on any other point.
Such items as the 10-year holiday,
submarines, proportional allotments
of tonnage in auxiliary craft, were
deferred until the capital ship ratio
problem was solved. The arms con
ference still stands tonight, so far as
its major objective the naval agree
ment goes, at that, point.
In JaDanese circles pleas to support
the Japanese claim for a 70 per cent
rati were mit forward. Dut tney
were based largely on questions of
national security and not on claims
as to present strength of the two
navies. The only compilation of fig
ures presented to support the 70 per
Armament Conference
To Take Up Chinese
Indebtedness, Belief
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
Peking Nov. 28 Foreign legations
here, having submitted the Peking
government's appeals relative to for
eign loans to their home govern
ments, have received almost identical
replies refusing to consider China's
finances until after the Washington
conference. This attitude is taken
by officials here asMmplying that the
Washington conference is preparing
to discuss China's foreign indebted
ness. Certain members of the Chinese
arms delegation are understood to
have cabled privately to the Peking
government requesting the recall of
half of the delegates.
OWES $12,000,000
NEW YORK, Nov 30 The Willys
corporation, tor which federal re
ceivers were appointed last Satur
day in Toledo, is insolvent and in
debt more than $12,000,000, according
to an involuntary petition in bank
ruptcy filed ,in the United States
district court here today.
Rotary Club Committee:
Wm. Hornberger, Chairman,
Mel Fickas,
dean Wm. Scarlett,
Dwight B. Heard,
Claude D. Jones.
Joyce, Frank De Souza.
cent estimate was that already au
thoritatively rejected by the Ameri
can delegation, exclusion of all ships
under construction from tha calcu
lation and inclusion by Japan of pre
dreadnaughts over 20 years old.
While there was no vote taken to
day in the sub-committee of the ex
perts, British and American groups
were in full accord that the Japanese
proposal was not sound and that it
constituted a question of policy, not
of fact
For the American delegation, the
situation was described authoritat
ively as an agreement of the experts
as to points of difference. These
include minor questions relating to
percentage of completion of ships
under construction, whether battle
ships over 20 years old can be in
cluded in estimates of strength of
modern navies and similar points.
All of these, in the American view,
are minor because they are questions
of fact.
No More Concessions to Japs
The major point of difference,
however, the Japanese proposal to
disregard ships under construction in
calculating naval strength, is viewed
as a matter of policy and a sugges
tion that is not open to debate so
far as the United States is concerned.
Neither the American government
nor the American people will con
sent, it was stated, to scrap 13 capital
ships averaging 50 per cent com
plete and on which more than $330,
000,000 has been paid out as the
equivalent of Japan's four new ships
to be scrapped.
On every other possible basis of
calculation considered by the experts,
Japan could show riot even .the 60
per cent ratio proposed for her "in
the Amwdcan plan. Application of
the capital ship tonnage measure
ment to fix the ratio itself, is a wide
concession to Japan, it is said.
On the highest ratio Japan could
be allowed by the figures presented
that include ships under construction,
her ratio was 59 per cent and to
reach that she would be permitted to
include two old pre -dread naughts
more than 20 years old, while the
United States would discard all
ships over 20 years old. Various
tabsflations were gono over by the
experts and in every case Japan s
ratio fell below 60 per cent. To meet
this condition, the Japanese put for
ward their suggestion that only ships
afloat be counted in estimating naval
strength, since in that way alone
their estimate of 70 per cent could
be attained. Both American and
British experts balked at this and a
final recasting of the tabulations by
the Japanese, presented today, added
nothing to the situation.
Admiral Baron Kato. active leader
of the Japanese delegation, refused
tonight to throw any light on what
his group planned to do. In view of
the authoritative statement from the
American delegations that the 70 per
cent ratio suggestion would not be
entertained, it appeared likely com
promise offers from the Japanese
were in order.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
" NOG ALES, Ariz., Nov. 30 Nick
Farrell, a cattleman living at Har
shaw, Santa Cruz county, was shot
and killed by John Chapman, also a
cattleman, early' today at a point in
the southwestern corner of Cochise
oounty, half a mile from the Mexican
border and half a mile from the San
ta Cruz county line, according to a
report received by George White,
sheriff of this county.
Sheriff White was notified imme
diately after the shooting and at
once went ta the scene of the affair.
When he found that it happened in
Cochise county, however, he notified
officials at Tombstone and Chapman
was taken to Tombstone by a Cochise
county deputy sheriff.
Farrell and Bee Lewis, another
cattleman, had been drinking and
began to fight, according to the storv
told to Sheriff White. Farrell had
Lewis on the ground, beating him.
when Chapman, who had not been
drinking, came along, the sheriff's
informans said. Chapman stopped
the fight and , then the three men
went into a nearby cabin, the sheriff
was told. There Farrell shot at
Chapman but missed him and then
Chapman fired at Farrell three times,
one shot 'taking effect, the sheriff
was informed.
Both Farrell and Chapman are
members of families well known in
this part of Arizona. Farrell's father,
Richard Farrell. formerly was a state
senator from this county and now is
justice of the peace at Harshaw.
Mrs. Farrell, who is teaching school
at Washington camp, near Harshaw,
is a member of a wealthy St. Louis
family. Beside his widow and father.
Farrel is survived by several chil
dren. Chapman also has a wife and sev
eral children.
LEFT $10,350,000 ESTATE
ST. PAUL Minn., Nov. 30 Mrs.
Mary T. Hill. 75, who died Novem
ber 22, left an estate valued at $10
3."0,000, according to a petition by six
of nine heirs to the estate filed in
probate court today.
BOSTON, Nov. 30 The losses of
the barges Governor Robey and Ca
rey Clark with six men aboard, off
Navesink in a storm early yesterday
was reported by the Uig Neptune on
her arrival in New York today, ac
cording to word received, by the agent
here. The barges were in tow of the
Neptune from Norfolk to this port.
Prosecution Completes Its
Case Against Film
Comedian Yesterday
To Argue Four Hours
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 30. The
prosecution in the case of Roscoe
Arbuckle, accused of manslaughter
in connection with the death of Vir
ginia Rappe, closed today but made
reservations which may lead to an
extension 'of testimony for several J
hours tomorrow. The prosecution
attorneys said they might wish to
question two persons and to introduce
other evidence, all in rebuttal. The
defense attorneys said they reserved
the right to offer evidence' to con
trovert anything new brought out,
but that otherwise their case was
Both sides agreed, however, that
anything further adduced from wit
nesses would not require more than
tomorrow's morning session for
presentation. Attorneys also agreed
on four hours for arguments for
each side, so that it appeared the
jury might have the issue in its
hands by Friday afternoon.
Threats of perjury prosecution for
Mrs. Minnie Neighbors, a defense
witness, revived an otherwise slack
ening public interest in the trial and
corridors and court room were
crowded again today. However the
tenseness notable when Arbuckle was
testifying Monday was absent.
Mrs. Neighbors' testimony that
Miss Rappe was at a health resort
in Ventura county last August was
answered by that of Mrs. Mary
Poulin. hostess at the resort, that
there was no record of Miss Rappe's
purported visit. . The perjury charge
followed. The defense today offered
testimony by an employe of the re
sort who said she had seen Mijs
Rappe there. ' --' j
The prosecution announced that it
bad the testimony f Mrs. Inene
Morgan, a British war nurse and
defense witness, under close exam
ination to determine on its accuracy,
but that no charge was contemplated.
Many Rebuttal Witnesses
Mrs.' Josephine Hardebeck, house
keeper for Miss Rappe end Mrs.
Minnie Buck, nurse, and others, all
from Los Angeles, testified that they
had known Miss Rappe fpr varying
periods and that her health appeared
good at all times.
This testimony was offered to off
set defense evidence that Miss Rap
pe's fatal injury was the climax of
a chronic condition of long standing
and was not caused by external force
applied by Arbuckle as alleged by
the prosecution.
A leading witness today was Ir.
Rufus L. Rigdon of San Francisco,
who was called to rebut defense evi
dence that bladder injuries of the
sort which resulted in the death of
Miss Rappe could be . caused by
agencies other than external force.
Dr. Rigdon testified that he knew of
no case of his own knowledge where
such injury was purely internal or
spontaneous in character.
Even a bladder which became
gradually over-distended would not
rupture, be said, as other organs
would be affected fatally before such
a rupture occurred.
Tomorrow there will be introduced
the report of a medical commission
of three which was named to deter
mine whether Miss Rappe's bladder
was healthy at the time she is al
leged to have been injured. One of
the experts was appointed by the
court and the others by prosecution
and defense.
Arbuckle displayed relief today. He
smiled widely at adjournment and
seemed to take the day's develop
ments as being favorable to him.
District Attorney Brady announced
that Leo Friedman, an assistant who
has examined many of the witnesses,
would make the first argument for
the prosecution. The defense offered
to submit the case without argument,
but-the prosecution declined.
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30 The de
mand for "general amnesty" does not
mean wholesale release of prisoners
from federal prisons, Senator France
of Maryland declared tonight in a
statement setting tonn me purpose
of the joint amnesty committee of
the American Civil Liberties union.
The movement, he declared, had for
its object "the pardon of political
offenders only, tnose convicieu unu-r
the espionage law and other war laws
of expressing opinion agT.inst the
Just To Remind You
i&n W A
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
VERSAILLES, Nov. 30 Henri
Landrau, who has been on trial
for nearly three weeks in the as
sizes court here, charged with
the murder of ten women and
boy, was found guilty of murder
in the first degree tonight.
Landrau was sentenced to die
by the guillotine.
OF 11
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CHICAGO. Nor. 30. America
wrested the wheat championship
from Canada tonight when George
Kraft, Bozeman, Mont, was crowned
1921 wheat king at the International
Grain and Hay Show for which
$10,000 in prizes was awarded by the
Chicago board or trade.
Kraft takes the title from J. C.
Mitchell, of Dahinda. Sask., who had
held it for two years. Mitchell was
runner-up this year. Kraft's wheat
tested 63.6 pounds to the bushel, and
Mitchell's wheat tested 64.7 pounds,
the smaller, kernels giving greater
weight. '
The winning wheat wasyrown in
the Gallatin valley of Montana from
part of a prize sample grown by
Seeger Wheeler of Canada. .
John W. Lucas, Caylcy, Alta again
is holder of the grand champion oats
sweepstakes. His new variety is
called "Victory." The oats weighed
48.4 pounds to the bushel.
J. W. Workman of Maxwell, Ills,
won the grand championship corn
The International livestock exposi
tion announced winners of the cups
and ribbons offered by the Institute
of American Meat Packers for the
"best bred" carloads of livestock.
Prizes were awarded to 33 breeders.
They include: Beef cattle Short
Horns.. Short Horns Sni A-Bar Farm,
Grain Valley, Mo., first and second;
Herefords. John Imboden and Sons,
Decatur, Ills., first; D. D. Casement,
Manhattan, Kansas, second.
Sheep: Hampshires, McGregor
Land and Livestock company. Hoop
er. Washington, first and second.
Swine: i:erksU?res. Iowana Farms,
Davenport, Iowa, second.
Boys and Girls clubs: Short Horns.
Josephine Garden, Wapello, Iowa;
Hampshires, Jennie E. Turner, Dc
wittIowa. Fully a third of the Clydesdale
horses entered today were from Can
ada, and Wee Donald, owned by C.
E. Weaver of Regina, Sask., was
named senior champion stallion.
Major A. A. Morrison of Basildon
Park, Reading. England, broke into
the winnings when one of his Hamp
shire sheep won the blue r.bbon for
ewe lambs. The Duke of Sutherland
won an award with a sample of al
falfa from his ranch at Brooks, Al
berta, at the grain and hay show, and
also captured a prize for his sample
of hard red spring wheat as did) also
the duchess of Sutherland.
Among leading awards today were:
Stallion, four years old and over:
Wee Donald, C. A. Weaver, Regina,
Sask.; First Principle, Manitoba de
partment of agriculture.
Breeding Aberdeen-Angus cattle:
Junior yearling heifer Pride Protest,
sixth. Escher and Ryan, Irwin. Iowa.
Junior heifer calf: Pride Protest,
ninth, Escher and Ryan, Irwin, Iowa.
Hampshire sheep: Ram. one year
and under two. entry of Mrs. Minnie
Miller, Wendell, Idaho.
Ram, lamb, under one year, entry
of Mrs. Minnie Miller.
Ewe, one year and under two, en
try of Mrs. Minnie' Miller.
Champion ewe, entry of Mrs. Min
nie Miller. -
Southdown sheep: Ewe lamb, un
der one year, entry of Iowa State
Champion ewe, entry, of Iowa State
4 Aviators Lose
Lives As Planes
Crash In Mid-Air
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LAWTON. Okla, Nov. 30 Four
army aviators, two officers and two
privates, were killed today when the
two airplanes in which they were
practicing combat duty, collided
while at an altitude of 2,000 feet and
crashed down a half mile east of Post
field. Fort Sill, Okla.
The dead are Captain Loomls.
Lieutenant Lanfall and Privates
Tubbard and B. A. Smith.
As the airplanes struck the earth,
their gasoline tanks exploded envel
oping the wreckage in flames. Am
bulance attendants were unable to
reach the bodies until after they had
been chaired beyond recognition.
According to officers, the two ma
chines had been in the air for some
time when they attempted to exe
cute a difficult maneuver. As they
swooped toward each" other their
wings met and both airplanes fell in
helpless tangle.
Tells Business Men
They Must Organize
As Means of Defense
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, Nov. 30 Business
men must organize and defend them
selves "to overcome the baneful ef
fects of the agricultural block in
congress." Otto II. Kahn. hanker, de
clared in a letter !o the committee of
American business men, made public
tol:i y.
Business, he asserted, stands in
need of a spokesman and organizer,
but he added that he did not cnotem
plate forming a business Hoe in con
gress. Blocs he said, are pernicious
and nut conformable to the genius
and the vitv underlying conceptions
of our institutions."
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30 Bringing
with It some of the sharpest issues of
world diplomacy, the Shantung con
troversy took its place today at the
arms conference.
The result was an offer by the
United States and Great Britain, ac
cepted by Japan and China, to as
sume the role of friendly advisers in
a new attempt to solve the problem
and end the long and bitter debate.
The plan for an exercise of Amer
ican and British "good offices" is un
derstood to have originated with the
American delegation after It became
apparent China had resolved to raise
the question in the conference.
Will Demand Jap Withdrawal
Secretary Hughes and A. J. Bal
four, as heads of the American and
British groups, will meet tomorrow
with the Japanese and Chinese to
lay the basis for the negotiations.
The Chinese delegates announced
tonight they would go into the dis
cussions prepared to accept nothing
less than unconditional withdrawal
of the Japanese' claims in Shantung.
It was assumed that the Japanese
spokesman would contend for the
reservations insisted on in the diplo
matic exchange between Toklo and
Peking. ,
Advent of the Shantung question
at the council table, followed a de
bate of the maintenance of foreign
troops le China, Speaking for Japan.
Vice Foreign. Minister Hanihara de
clared withdrawal of the Japanese
troops from several parts of China,
outside Shantung, must await defi
nite assurances that the Chinese au
thorities would take more effective
steps to maintain order.
At Hankow, said the Japanese del
egate, repeated disorders had justi
fied Japan in keeping her troops
where they now are stationed. He
declared garrisons in North China
were remaining under specific au
thorization of the Boxer protocol and
that those along the Chinese Eastern
railway were acting under the inter
allied agreement of 1919. Willingness
of Japan to withdraw her troops from
Shantung, he asserted, as dependent
on the estimate of an acceptable
Chinese police force. The conference
postponed its decision until Friday.
Among the American delegates, the
belief was that some general declara
tion of principles might ba adopted
finally, setting forth the opinion of
the powers that all foreign troops
in China without treaty sanction
should be withdrawn when condi
tions warrant.
Along with the general subject of
foreign troops was considered the
problem of foreign telegraph and
radio facilities installed in China
without her specific consent, with the
argument apparently tending toward
a reference of that feature of the
negotiations to a more general con
ference on Pacific communications
to be held next year.
Wants Conference Consideration
In its approach to the Shantung
problem, the conference Is said to
have been influenced by many intri
cate considerations. China's repre
sentatives have indicated they want
ed the question raised openly for all
of the nine nations to debate, and
the Chinese delegate. Dr. Wang, de
clared that the "good offices' nego
tiations by no means meant that the
subject was "outside the conference."
Japan has indicated reluctance to de
bate Shantung at the regular con
ference sessions, becauss she ac
cepted the invitation to Washington
with the understanding that specific
subjects should be considered only
by the nations diuectly concerned.
Another complicating circumstance
is that Japan bases her claim to
Shantung on a direct grant contained
in the treaty of Versailles, which has
been ratified by five of the nine na
tions represented, but which China
refused to accept because of the
Shantung section. Great Britain,
France and Italy also are parties to
the secret treaties in which, during
the war. the promised to support
Japan's cTaim to the Kai Chow lease.
The American delegation Is said to
have frit that the proper way to deal
with the question at the present
stage would be through the tender of
"good offices." Although maintain
ing liaison with the conference, it is
expected that, for the most part, the
negotiations will be carried on direct
ly between the Chinese and Japanese
delegates. At tomorrow's meeting.
Secretary Hughes anil Mr. Balfour
are to make preliminary suggestons,
but thereafter they may be repre
sented by auhtorized spokesman at
most of the Japanese-Chinese meet
ings. From American quarters came
hopeful expressions. The issues, it
was thought, now could be taken up
in Washington In an atmosphere
more favorable for results.
NOCAI.ES. Ariz.. Nov. 30 The
charge of manslaughter against Sam
uel Hat, who was held in connection
with the fatal shooting of his brother-in-law
Siratton Smith, here last
summer, was dismissed in the Santa
Cruz superior court here today. The
charge wns dismissed, it was an
nounced, because all of the witnesses
who saw the shooting have moved to
Mexico. .Smith was shot 100 yards
from the international boundary.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. A re
cent publication in foreign news
papers of a report purporting to
describe a clash between Premier
Briand of France and Senator
Schanzer, head of the Italian dele
gation to the arms conference,
was denounced today by the
American advisory committee.
The committee went on record
as declaring publication of such
reports already denied by Secre
tary Hughes. M. Vivianl and Sen
ator Schanzer. warranted the most
6evere condemnation.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. Progress
toward normal conditions has been
continuous during November despite
a relative '"slowing down" as com
pared with the previous two months,
the federal reserve board said tonight
in Its monthly review.
"On the whole," the board, said,
"the best opinion now looks to a
steady, even if locally interrupted,
progress to normal, no sudden expan
sion or boom is in Bight-"
During the last month the board
declared improvement in business
conditions was not so pronounced.
For the time being. It was explained,
the peak of demand has been reached
and passed, while uncertainty regard
ing prices of staples, particularly cot
ton, has interfered wStb. trado buy
ing. Possible further reductions of
freight rates, it was said, has appa
rently tended to unsettle prices and
to retard industrial activity in some
chief manufacturing sections. Re
covery in the steel and iron trade
has halted for the time.
Export trade shows the result of
strong foreign demand, especially for
staples, which the board declared to
be particularly noteworthy in view
of the much lower prices at which
cotton is being shipped as comparad
with last year.
However, reduction in cereal prices
and failure of cotton to maintain as
high a level as expected have proved
a serious handicap to the farming in
terests, the board said, which has re
sulted in a lessening of demand for
consumable goods in farming com
munities and a tendency to check
somewhat liquidating of loans at
Nevertheless, retail business con
tinues to improve, taking the country
as a whole. Trices continue to main
tain a substantially stable position,
while unemployment has at least
slightly decreased. Except for the
foreign exchange situation, the board
continued, financial development
were encouraging. A distinct ten
dency toward decline in the level cf
market rates was observed as well
as ready absorption of new capital
"The genera situation of trade and
industry," the board said, "is unmis
takably more hopeful, and is improv
ing as steadily as can be expected in
view of the clowness of economic
progress in other parts of the world."
CHICAGO. Nov. 30 Urban (Red)
Faber. Chicago White Sox pitcher,
underwent an operation today which
may affect his future as a pitcher.
'A cartilage was removed from his
right knee, injured during the city
series. Doctors said the operation
apparently was successful, but this
will not be known until Faber tries
to pitch, as there is a severe strain
on the member in pitching.
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WASHINGTON. Nov. 30. Japan
proposal for a 70 per cent fleet s
necessary to her national security
instead of a 60 per cent fleet has
been formally presented to the
United States and Great Britain.
Baron Admiral Kato, senior Japanese
delegate, has communicated it to
Secretary Hughes and A. J. Balfour.
It is said In Japanese quarters to
have the full support of the Japanese
cabinet and the diplomatic advisory,
council in Tokio.
American and British naval ex
perts, standing together on Secretary
xiugnea o-d-j pian as me oniy one
fair to all, regard the Japanese pro
posal as unacceptable. In the opin
ion of some American delegates, the
situation is delicate, but not without .
hope that the Japanese ultimately '
will accept the original plan.
The seriousness of the turn of af
fairs in the opinion of the Americans
is that Japan in persisting in her re
quest for a 10-10-7 ratio, makes a
stroke at the fundamental idea on
which Secretary Hughes' proposal is
Japan's proposal, it was disclosed,
was based on her estimate of neces
sity tor national security. It was
pointed out that if consideration of
national security were to be substi
tuted for a continuation of fleets of
reduced tonnage but in the same ra
tio as now exists, the whole basis of
the conference would be upset.
On the basis of national security,
it was said, neither the United States
nor Great Britain would agree to the
60 per cent-ratio which the Huis
plni would allow to Japan.
Spends Hours Debating Situation
Secretary Hughes and his three
colleagues spent nearly three hours
tonight debating the situation.
Baron Kato's action swept away
the deliberations of the experts con
sidering the American limitation-
plan. They have had to do only with
technical questions of tonnage esti
mates involved in the American pro
posal to limit fleets on the basis of
existing relative Btrength. in capital
ships. Japan has now taken the
matter out of that field.
British experts are in full accord
with Americans, that the 6-5-3 pro
posal is the only possible road to an
agreement that is fair to alL particu
larly in view of the enormous dispro
portion of the sacrifices in ships and
money the United States has offered
to undertake. The two powers are
agreed also that previous efforts of
the Japanese to base their claim for
70 per cent on a calculation of exist
ing strength which would include
ships under construction which would
include ships under construction are
not within the scope of agreement.
On a national security basis, the
extent of American and British,
coast lines as compared to Japanese,
American and British interests and
obligations in the Far East as com
pared to Japanese, the commercial
enterprises of American and British
citizens over the world as compared
to Japanese, wouldy have to be
weighed, it was said.' The compari
son, it was added, would not admit
of even a 60 per cent status for
BALLINGER. Texas. Nov. 30
Masked men seized Robert Murtore,
15-year-old negro, from the custody
of Sheriff Flint three miles from
here today and, tying him to a post,
riddled his body with 50 bullets. Tho
negro was charged with criminal as
sault on a nine-year-old white girl
last night. The girl's condition is
not considered serious.
Farner & Bledsoe. Civil and
criminal Investigations. Finger
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