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Wednesday failTue8dy and change it 1 rair not much THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL If you are not getting your REPUBLICAN regularly, please notify Circulation Manager, The REPUBLICAN, Phone 4.331. r turo ea-vt ' "u,a tempera, i of mountains. THIRTY-SECOND YEAR PHOENIX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 13, 1921. 12 PAGES VOL. XXXII, NO. 230 12 PAGES Ml UV mm ml i MICA VALUAB CABLE Japanese Mandate Over Yap Recognized By U. 5. With Guarantee for Protection of American Interests Agress To Report Republican A. P. Leased Wire Washington, Dec. 12. The American and Japanese governments have composed their differences over the Pacific island of Yap and are preparing to sign a treaty by which Japan retains administrative control tver the island and the United States secures the cable and wireless priv ileges for which she has contended aince the Paris peace conference. Japan's league of nations mandate ever Yap and all other northern Pa cific islands formerly under German sovereignty is given recognition by the United States on certain condi tions. These include provisions" for free admission of missionaries and protection of American- interests in 'fee mandated territory and require -y&at Japan shall report to the United Ttates as well as to the league on de tails of her administration." The Yap cable and wireless right, regarded as highly important because t the Island's advantageous position in the Pacific, are accorded to the American and Japanese governments and nationals alike on terms ot equality. In the exercise of these rights American nationals are to be five from taxes, licensing, censorship and every form of discriminatory su pervision and in addition are to e aided by the Japanese government in securing needed property and- facili ties. Cable Concessions Valuable - " The immediate value of the M- rj: iicuJC.iw . In the concessions of cable communi cations because U:ey insure complete American control of the existing cable between Yap and Guam.- Consider able importance also is attached by American officials to the radio priv ileges, although it Is to be agreed in the treatv that no American radio station will be installed while the present Japanese plant is operated without discriminatory exactions. Signature is expected within a few dsvs. erasing one of the principal causes for controversy between Washington and Tokio and ending several months' negotiations. The agreement' was announced today to the committee of the whole of the irms conference. The American re uuest for a communication base in Yap first was laid before the powers at -Paris and the Wilson' administra tion protested when the league awarded a mandate to Japan without recognizing the American claims. The league referred the question to Japan and the United States tor seiuemeni. After an inconclusive dispute as tn oromises declared to have been mode informally to the American delegates at Paris, the negotiations ini into a lone succession of pro posals and counter proposals. At first Japan sought to invoke a Japanese inn, nrohibitinsr the landing of for eign cables on Japanese soil, but the objection was withdrawn when the United States insisted that Yap only xv-as under the trusteeship of Tokio. Final instructions- to the Japanese toiratps to accent the latest Amen an- proposals are understood to have teen received Irom tokio asi u'S""--Terms of Treaty The points of. the agreement fol- jt is agreed that the United Fa"tes shall- have free access to the Island of Yap on the footing of entire quality with Japan or any other na tion in all that relates to the landing ind' cperation ofv'the existing Yap Guam cable or of any cable which may hereafter be laid by the United States or its nationals. 2 It is also agreed that the Unit ed States nnd its nationals are to be accorded , the same right and priv ileges it respect to radio telegraph ffV.rtliiped on Page Two Have Your Children .Written Their Christmas Letter? IF they have you will find the an- " swer in many of the places listed under Christmas Sugges tions in The. Repub lican's Business Di rectory in the Classi fied section. Old St. Nicholas is watching this column from day to day for additional ideas. If it helps him it's bound to help the less experienced of his imitators. When You're Looking for Anything Refer to The Arizona Republican's Classified Business Directory WINS YAP i RIGHTS On Island; Japan Administration Details President May Visit Arizona During Tour Of West Next Year WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. Gov ernor Campbell of Arizona, accom panied by Senator Ashurst from the same state, invited President Harding today to attend the 1922 convention of the United States Good Roads association next spring at Phoenix. Arizona.' The president said his plans would not enable him to attend but that he might visit the state of Arizona later on in the summer during his expected tour of the west. Republican A. . Leased Wire WASHINGTC N, Dec. 12-New ma chinery to expedite final action on naval limitation agreements was set up today by t-e arms conference. At the suggestior ci ti,e American group the former committee of experts was scrapped" in favor of a "commit tee of 15" Including both delegates and civl' and n'val experts of the five powers The naval subject, in cluding the 675-3 ratio, was turned over to the n w committee to be put in sir pe " it became known that the Japanese delegation had received Instructions from Tokio regarding the 5-&-3 ratio. The nature of the communication was not disclosed 'i.iere were many in- dica-ions. ho ever. that it marks a long strid-. toward final acceptance of this vital p "nt. The "committee of 15" was de scribed by a British spokesman a a means to "short circuit" delays. The new committee can reach de cisions as to the direct recommenda tions to the conference. There were indications, however .that the new step was based on an informal communication from the Japanese, delegation that Japan had stood ready t. accept the 5-5-3 ratio subject to certain modifications in detail. It appeared likely that it would becoene the business of the "commit tee of 15" to write into treaty form for signature b the five powers the definite agreement based on the 5-5-S proposal bu carried out in detail. France and Italy Drawn In The new steps .throw into prom inence for the first time-in the con ference' the quest on of French and Italian places i the naval ratio. That must be worked out by the "commit tee of 15." A. point particularly stressed by all British spokesman was the firm con viction that sub.-virines could be abolished as r.aval weapons. It was asserted, hnweir, that British ac ceptance of tm 5-5-3 ratio Was not conditional upon such action. Great Britain does hope, however, her spokesman said for a chance to state her cas to the world" as to suhrnarifes before the conference. CHRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS DOLL and children's furniture, best quality, nothing like it in city. To appreciate our large line of toys you must call and see them. Stan dard Furniture Co.. 237 W. Wash. NEW COMMITTEE TO SHAPE -NAVAL LIMIT P1P0SAI E 4 AGREE TO GIVE UP CONTROL OF CHINESE POST OFFICES IN YEAR Powers Retain Postal Agen- cies In Leased Territory; Will Aid Custom Author ities Effect Change Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Dec, 12 The Pa cific and Far Eastern committee to day in a communique said: The committee on Pacific and Far Eastern questions today adopted the resolution on Chinese postoffices as follows: Resolution ; (a) Recognizing the justice of the desire expressed b the Chinese gov ernment to secu abolition of for eign postal agencies in China, save or except ir ieas .d territory or as otherwise specifically provided by treaty, M is resolved: (1) The fo powerd having such postal agencies agree to their aban donment, subject to the following conditions;., - " - (a) That an efficient Chinese postal service is maintained. (b- That an assurance is given by the Chinese government that they contemplate no change in the pres ent postal administration so far as the status oi the foreign co-director general is concerned. (2) To enable China and the pow ers concerned to make the necessary dispositions this arrangement shall not come into force and effective not later than January 1, 1723. (b) Pending complete withdrawal for foregn postal agencies, the four powers concerned severally under take to afford full facilities to the Chinese customs authorities to ex amine in those agencies all postal matter (except ordinary letters whether registered or not, which upon external examinat-on appear plainly to contain onl. written matter), pass ing through them, with a view to as certaining whether they contain arti cles dutiable or contraband or which otherwise contravene the customs regulations Oi laws of China. Japanese View Senator Lodge read this letter: "Japanese Delegation, "Washington, Dec. 1. "Dear Sir: With regard to the pro posed abolition . of foreign postal agencies, I am happy to inform you that my government have no objec tion, to the initiation of the arrange ment as from the date in the draft resolution that is, not later than Jan uary 1. 1923. "On announcing this agreement of my government, I am instructed to state before the committee.their desire concerning the maintenance of effi cient Chinese postal service substan tially to the following effect: Taking into account the fact that the proposed change in the postal re gime in China can not fail practically to affect the Japanese to a much greater exten than any other na tionals, the Japanese government wish to plact o record their desire that a puitable"humber of experienced Japanese postal offices be engaged by China in he interest of the effi ciency of the Chinese postal admin istration. The reasonableness of this desire will readily be appreciated when it is cr.nsiuered that the pow ers concerned , have recognized the need of effecve foreign assistance in the Chinese postal administration and that no less than 70 British sub jects and 20 Frenchmen are In that service, while only 2 Japanese ex perta. are employed in it. "lours reppect fully, ."(Signed) , M. KANIHARA Chine- Statement Mr. Sze mado this statement: "Since the establishment of her national postal service China has handled with efficiency all foreign mail. She appreciated that, with fh withdrawal of foreign postoffices. the imount of foreign mail to be han lied by her postal system will be in reased. This increase she under akes to handle with the same effi lency by making additions to the ersonne and equipment as will be required. .As soon as the Siberian route is reopened for the transporta tion of foreip mail matter between Asia and Europe, steps will be taken to make arrangements for the trans portation ot sven mail as was for merly transported by this route. As regards actual railway transportation of such mail C hi.ia will hold herself responsible fo- un.nterrupted serv ice upon those railways or sections of railways within her jurisdiction which are under her own control and operation." The committee also entered on the discussion of matters relating to radio stations in China which was postponed for further consideration. It then took up the sphere? of influ ence in China, in connection with which Dr. Wang made the following statement and the discussion of the matter was postponed to the next session. The phrase "sphere of interest" or "sphere of Influence," as it is some times called, is a more or less vague germ which implies that the powers making such claims in China are en titled within their respective 'spheres' to enjoy reserved, prefer ential, exclusive or special rights and privileges of trade, investment and for other purposes. Germany Had First Claim Germany was the first to claim a sphere of influence or of interest in its crystallized form over Shantung: later the other powers made similar claims over other portions of China. These claims are either based on agreements between the powers to which China is not a party such as tCoutlnued on Pass 2 Ashurst's Plea Gets $1,000,000 Ho spital Fund For Ex-Soldiers (Republican Associated Pres Leased Wire) WASHINGTON. Dec 1 Told by Senator a.shurst, Democrat of Arizona, that hundreds -of former servict men were dying of tuberculosis "on the deserts of Arizona" where they r,'ent ..taking a cure for disabili ties resulting from gas attacks of the Germans, the senate tonight voted an appropriation of a million dollars ton jditti.ial hospitalization. The funds, which are carried in the first, deficiency bill passed by the senate, would be expended by the veterans" bureau. There are 952 former service men dying of tuberculosis on the streets of Phoenix, Ariz., Senator Ashurst declared. He had "beseeched" the senate appropriations committee, he added, to relieve their sufferings but that the committee "while agreeing to an appropriation of 11,000.000 for American participation in an exposition in Brazil, had refused. Former service men, he exclaimed, were flocking to Arizona under the belef that the climate would aid them in recovery from tuberculosis and the effects of gassing. Present hospital facilities are overtaxed, he stated. SENATOR BORAH OPENS FIGHT ON ARTICLE TWO OF FOUR POWER TREATY Chemical Plant Explosion Loss Reaches $500,000 Republican A. P. Leased Wire PASSAIC, N. J., Dec 12 The Heyden Chemical works in Gar field, acquired two years ago by Allan A. Ryan, New York broker, from the alien property custodian for $1,500,000, today were dam aged $500,000 by an explosion and fire - which injured a score of workers. The main building was destroyed and five smaller struc tures damaged. Workmen said and electric light bulb suspender! over a talk of aalylicie acid had burst just before the blast. - AMERICAN FLAG ACROSS STREET TO Republican A- P. Leased Wire PITTSBURG. Kansas, Dec. 12. Stretching a huge American flag across the street leading to the en trance of the Jackson-Walker Mine No. 17 here today, a crowd of wom en, wives and relatives of striking coal miners, s faced a demonstration which prevented 128 miners employed In the shaft from going to worK. Similar demonstrations, it was said tonight, are planned at the other mines tomorrow. Authorities were said to be considering steps for heading off Dossible trouble. More than 3.000 women participat ed in today's demonstration which, according to officials of the strikers, was a surprise to them. The plans are said to have been laid yesterday at a "star chamber session in 1 ranK lin. Men were barred from the meetinar. " The first inklinsr of what was in prospect came shortly before daylight when lights appeared m tne tram Hn school. Franklin is a mile from the Jackson-Walker mine. Then came the women. Some arrived on fnot. some came In small motor cars, moving - from all directions. The rowd sDneared to be without a lead er. Many of the men came to work in automobiles and when the first Inad of workers arrived the women stretched their huge flag across the roadway "daring" the driver to pro ceed. The car stopped. The same procedure was gone through as other cars arrived and the tatr was used bv the women as harrier to keeo back a number of workers who came in later by inter urban. Each group of workers was Biii-rnunilpri bv women who warnea them not. to go to work. Many of the demonstrators appeared hostil and threatened the men with physical violence if they did not comply with Instructions. Sheriff Could, accompanied by a deputy sheriff, went to the scene soon after the demonstration began. Both men were powerless to stop tne angry women who promptly relieved the sheriff of his nose glasses and a pocket full of cigars. ' o Dismiss Charge Of Arson Made Against Border Businessman NOGALES. Ariz.. Dec. 1C. The ehante of arson against E. A. Dab- doub, owner of the Broadway store here, which was destroyed by fire on November 8, was dismissed this af ternoon by Justice of the Peace M. Marsteller. The justice's action fol lowed a three-day preliminary exam ination during which 30 witnesses testified for the state and defense. In dismissing the charge. Justice Marsteller declared that the charge was based solely on circumstantial evidence and that the evidence was not suffificntly conclusive to warrant holding DabdoM to aasncr to the su perior court HEN STRETCH BAR Ml RS ? IRepubllcan A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Dec. 12. The sen ate got its first taste today of the romised fight on the new four-power acific treaty. The pact was both denounced and defended. Practically all of the new treaty was read into the record in advance of formal sub mission. The attack came from two irre- concilables" in the Versailles cove nant controversy. Senators Borah, republican of Idaho, and Reed. Dem ocrat of Missouri. Mr. Borah devoted Ms attention to "article two" of the new treaty, which he compared to article ten of the Versailles covenant He declared that the treaty compelled the conference to make "real dis armament' an actuality or make tne treaty a "straight out military al liance. - He explained his attitude toward the treaty would be governed to an extent by progress of tbe conference toward "real disarmament" and set tlcment ol Chinese question Th conference's work, he said, "would be discouraging." if It adjourned with out barring, by the treaty, uso of sub marines, poisonous gases and other barbarous weapons of wa-'fare. De fense of the pact, conducted larguy ty Senator Poindexter, Republican of Washington, resulted in the opening of the question of what obligations were entaited or the Unit l htates Djr the new agreement. Senator Pojndexter said that article two could not be construed as tne equivalent of article ten. Senator Reed said senator 'j;n dexter's statement meant that the new treaty was worth little as a bind- ne agreement. Mr. Borah said He regarded tne moral obligations of article two as compelling the use of force as strong ly as did article ten of the league ana this he was supportea oy senator Robinson. Democrat of Arfcar.sa.3. Mr. Borah said that, while sponsors of the treaty declared there were no pto- visions to use military force, "Irrking in or about the treaty," the moral obligation remained. Senator King, Democrat or utan inquired of Mr. Borah whether the four-power agreement did not contain more possibilities of war than did the league of nations covenant. Til discuss that and soma otn provisions of the treaty later," Mr, Borah replied. The work of Secretary I-fughes in presentation of the American naval reduction program was commended bv Mr. Borah, who described the progress of naval reduction as worthy of praise, but he aauea mat tne con ference. so far as the puoiic na been informed has not dealt with th weapons with which the next war will be fought." Hoboken Taxi Driver Held For New York's $2,000,000 Rob bery Republican A. P. Leased Wire JERSEY CITY, X. J-. Dec. 12. The first suspect arrested in connec tion with New York's two million dollar mail robbery October 2-4. to day was held in $50,000 bail for hearing next Monday. In default of bail, he was sent to jail in Newark The suspect was Frank Calabrise, a Hoboken taxi driver, whose arrest on suspicion more than a month ago did not become known until local authorities pressed federal agents for prosecution. Consequently Calabrise today was hailed before United States Commis sioner Queen. Just To Remind You A DAYS TILL IXCURISTMAS rr S S H 9rT 0 GARDNER PLEADS GUILTY 10 TIFT CHARGE; 25 Fight For Freedom On In sanity Claim Ends When Bandit Admits Assault On Mail Clerk . Roy G. Gardner, mail bandit whose spectacular career in California and Arizona brought him notoriety an through the West but never resulted in his winning a dime for himself. pleaded guilty in the United states district court yesterday afternoon to charge of having assaulted Herman . Inderlied .a railway mail clerk, and attempted to rob the latter' mail car on the evening of November 15. Judge William II. Sawtelle immediately sen tenced him to serve 2a years in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth. Kans.. bringing the total number or years assessed against the bandit to of which 50 were given him in California. .... - Gardner's action, except to those who were intimately concerned in it, came as a complete 6urprise. A Jury which bad deliberated upon another charge against him that of having robbed an Arizona Eastern mail car at Maricopa on the morning of No vember 3 had been discharged by Judge Sawtelle 6unday afternoon after havln.t failed to reach a verdict in 13 hours, and It w as believed con fidently that the bandit would con tinue his fight in the federal court to be adjudged insane. After a conference yesterday after noon, however, between Judge Saw telle. Thomas A. Flynn. United States district attorney, and Cart A. Davis. Gardner's attorney, court wm sua donlv convened and Gardner was brousiht. in. His plea of not guilty to the attempted assault and robbery at Phoenix was withdrawn, and a plea ot guilty entered. Judge Sawtelle then asked Gardner if he desired to eay anything why sentence should not he passed against him. and he lntunaiea that there was nothing. He was tben sentenced to serve 15 years in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth. a penalty which is fixed by the law for assault with a deadly weapon upon a mail clerk, and which is not ; discretionary with the Judge- j Nee'! Not Serve Full Tims I In sentencing Gardner. Judge Saw-1 telle told him that his being sent to Leavenworth, where he will also serve the other sentences against him. did not mean that he would have to spend 75 years there, but that his conduct would determine the length of hla punishment. If you change your mental attitude concerning the laws of this country. Judge Sawtelle said, "and you gain different ideas of the rights of others. especially with regard to property. I feel confident that you will have the chance some day to be a good citizen, both for your own sake and for the sake of your wife, who has stood by vou in this case, thus demonstrating her love for and lovalty to you." Flynn then moved that the charge against Gardner of having robbed the Arizona Eastern mail car at Mari copa be dismissed, which was done. A request for the return of the ex hibits which had been used in the Maricopa case was also granted by the judge, who withheld, however, a number of Roentgen-ray plates f Gardner's head which had been used by the defense in th trial of Gardner in this case last week. The plates, it was said by the judge, may be sent to Leavenworth to assist the medical authorities there to determine Gard ner's mental condition and to correct it if it is diseased. Promises Not To Attempt Escape Before he was taken back to the countv Jail. Gardner promised Mar shal Dillon and other federal officers that he would make no attempt to escape or to make trouble before reaching Leavenworth, and he also gave the postoffice Inspectors a dia- Kram showing where he had concealed three registered mail pouencs on the desert near Maricopa after robbing the mail car there. E. D. Chance postoffice Inspector: J. B. Kelly, spe cial agent for the Southern Pacific -empany. and Fred A. Weage. United States deputy marshal. . will Uave early this morning to try and find the pouches, which contain some first class mail. More than 600 letters have been recovered by these off icers. who built up the circumstantial evidonce case against Gardner which identified him accurately with the Maricopa rehhery. Gardner was arrcid here on tha evening of November 13. when he at tempted to hold up Herman Inder lied, mail clerk, in a Santa Fe mail car at the depot. Although Gardner was armed. Inderlied grappled with U!m. threw him to the floor, and held him until assistance arrived, when the bandit was taken to the city jail. He gave his name as R. P. Nelson but earlv the next morning he was ldentiffed as the daring mail robber whose crimes in California, followed on two occasions by spectacular es capes, had made his name a byword throughout the United States. He admitted his identity at once, and was takf-n in the afternoon before John B. Henke United States commis sioner, who bound him over to the United Stales grand Jury under a bond of tliio.000. Before his arraign ment on November 24. the rubbery of a Southern Pacific car at Maricopa was definitely traced to him. and at his arraignment he pleaded not guilty to both charges and asked that an examination be made into his sanity. His trial had been set for December 5. A jury was qtilckly obtained, and tin n cne of the most interesting crim inal actions ever tried in the federal court here was begun. The trial tCttitllnuea a i'age Two) MAIL Terrible Tommy Eludes Pursuit Of 5000 Officers CHICAGO, Dec. 12. "Lucky Tommy" O'Connor, sentenced to be hanged Thursday, and -two companions who broke jail with him yesterday, tonight apparently had eluded the pursuit of hundreds of policemen and detectives. With rewards totaling $3,000 of fered for his capture, policemen and - detectives, under' orders to "shoot to kill" today were kept on the run investigating dozens of fruitless "tips." From other cities and towns within a radius of 300 miles came reports that "Terrible Tommy" had been seen. While virtually the entire police department of 5,000 men was hunting Chicago and adjacent ter ritory for O'Connor, whose death sentence was given for the slaying of a policeman, three investiga tions were under way to fix re. sponslblllty for the escape. BELIEVES O.S. ILL republican A. P. Leased Wire SAN DIEGO, Calif, Dec. 1! Construction of a dam at Boulder Canyon in the Lower Colorado river. by the United States solely, and maintaining control in perpetuity, was recommended to Secretary of Interior Albert B.Fall here today by Arthur P. Davis, director of the United States reclamation service. This was announced by Director Davis at the opening of a hearing here called by President Harding to hear protests, against a preliminary report by the director that con struction be started under funds provided by states, counties, mun icipalities and other interests Under a commission of three who had no interests In the states Involved. The s cocneiia vaue.r. jajuomia. people who had protested to Sec retary Fall against the original recommendations for .development by the public interests of the west. As a result of this and other pro tests the hearing- was -set here. Announcement that the govern ment construction of the dam was favored now by the director changed the status of the bearing. Director Davis announced that as a primary condition to any con struction work by any one he was In favor of, the principle that "the United States in providing storage and further development should not prejudice the carrying out or usee ot water in the upper basin of the Colorado." He assured representa tives of the upper states that he urgeed that no Irrigation Uses of water by the upper states should be thwarted by construction rwork In the Lower Colorado. I . believe that there Is a good fighting chance to get congress to give the necessary tunas tor con struction of the dan? by the United States," the director said. Hearing from representatives oi the Imperial Valley, other parts of Southern California ana irom sev eral southwestern states then pro ceeded. George Brewlngton, spokesman lor New Mexico, saia that the sSate would stand ry hei sister states. R-R. Caldwell, Utah state engineer, said Utah wanted development of the Col orado with equitable rights of the states safeguarded. J. G. Scrugham, representing Ne vada, said that Nevada was unitedly in support of the federal government on any agency the government pro posed, but belieted that the govern ment member to the interstate Colo rado river commission should be ap pointed immediately. Secretary Fall replied that the president was ready to appoint the delegate but had been requested to delav action by the sev en states interested. Captain T. J. Worthington. repre senting American Legion members, urged that any lands reclaimed be divided into 40 acre tracts and for mer service men be given preferen tial opportunity to f-le on those. Frederico Ramos, representing tht Mexican government, said: "We have determined from Sec retary Fall's statements that justice will proceed in tha development of the river. R. E. Sloan, former governor of Arizona, said Arizona was committed to any policy that meets approval of the secretary ol the interior, but it stands ready t pledge .tselt that no project should be built that would prejudice the rights of the upper states on the Colorado to their equit able portion of the river system's resources. He declared the proposed dam site was within Arizona and looked upon as natural resource of Arizona, in the belief that Arizona had preferential right to power de veloped therefrot to meet the future needs of the state. Arizona would want this preferential right protected by some contract, he said. California was represented by W. F. McClure. He told Secretary Fall that an emergeicy exists and that immediate action ;ras called for. He said that the secretary had voiced his policy plainl;- and all that California wished to brirg iKTore toe govern ment was the need of speed. Secretary F.ll gave an exposition here tonigh of an attitude ho said was evident in Colorado of opposition to government development of the Colorado rive . He said the Colorado fueling arose over events affecting development o th Rio Grande, and discussed the history of that stream lengthily to show similarities be- (Continued ea Paeie S) BID 0 R IRRIGATION AM OPERTY 1 BY LANDSLIDES IN FLOOD AREA Rains and Melting Snow Send Northwest Rivers Out of Banks; Weather Forecast Offers no Relief Republican A. P. Leased Wire SEATTLE, Wash- Dec. 12 The worst flood in years held sway in Washington tonight. Ten persons are known to have been killed, a number of others are injured and heavy prop. erty damage has been dpne by rail road accidents and landslides due to the water. Heavy rains, starting Saturday and continuing to the present, have sent' rivers out of their banks, washed out bridges, torn through railroad em bankments and interrupted rail and wire communications in many com munities. Weather officials held out no hone for relief tomorrow, the forecast be ing for further heavy rains. The precipitation at Tacoma from Satur day morning to noon today measured five inches. - At Bellingham three Inches of rain fell in 10 hours and the fall was con tinuing. Warm- weather helped the rains bring down snow water from the hills. At Stampede, the highest point of. the Northern Pacific line, the thermometer registered 70 de grees today and trainmen said most of the snow had vanished from the west side of tb Cascades. Inundiation of a large area was feared as a result of a jam of flot sam behind wreckage of a Northern ' Pacific train in the Miller river and workmen were busy trying to re move the wreckage befere the river was dammed up enough to crash through the jam suddenly and send a dangerous body of water tp overflow nearby farm lands. Two lives were lost when the train plunged through the bridge, weakena-i bv the fiends. In the Cray's Harbor regien. flood t-conditions were said to be the worst ' In year. Near Aberdeen four persons were killed and several iniured in two logging railway accidents caused by landslides. . . Harding 'Will Spread New Mexico Honey On Morning Flap Jacks Republican A. p. Leased Wire President Harding soon will be eat ing New Mexico honey on his flap- lacks. J. C. Smith, a local beekeeper, today delivered a rase containing 21 pounds of white clover honey to th chamber of commerce and instructed them to forward it to the president It will go forward tomorrow. o Southern Convention Advocates Limitation Of 1922 Cotton Crop Republican A. P. Leased Wire MEMPHIS. Tenn, Dec. 12. A res olution advocating limitation of acreage planted in cotton in 1922 was adopted today by a committee of the Cotton Exchange convention. Another resolution urged a cam paign to make every farmer self- supporting, regardless of the trend of cotton prices. o Viviani Will Leave Capital City Today Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. Dec II. Prepara tions for the departure from Wash ington either tonight or tomorrow of M. Viviani, head of the French dele gation at the armament conference, were being made today. He plans to sail for home Wednesday on the steamer Paris. M. Sarraut. minister of colonies, will succeed to the leadership of the French delegation. He expects the conference to conclude consideration of major questions this month and he then will make a trip to Califor nia, returning to sail January 18. o Wadsworth Presents Civil 'Aviation Bill WASHINGTON. Dec 12. Legisla tion to carry out the recommenda tions of President Harding for cre ating a bureau of civil aviation was introduced in the senate today ty Senator Wadsworth,. Republican ol New York. The 'proposed " bureau would be established in the depart ment of commerce and be supervised by a commissioner. Functions to l-t assigned to the bureau would include provisions to lay out air routes and landing fields, license pilots and fis regulations governing the carrying ol passengers and freight by the civil craft. Bandits Get $500 In . Lemars, a., Hold Up LEMAKS. Iowa. Dec. 12. Two bandits entered the savings bank fit Craig this afternoon, forced Fred Kusch, cashier, into the vault anf escaped with 1300 in ca5h all tl- money in sight. They did not at tempt to enter the safe. A customer entered the bank shortly afterwards and released the cashier. CUT LITHOGRAPHERS' WAGES NEW YORK. Dec. 12. Executives of leading lithographic establish ments throughout the country an nounced to-lay that, after a confer ence, it had Ix-on t'.n idi-l to introduce January 1 a wage cut of 12 !3 r- r cent for all jourrtj men not undc Contract.