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READY TO JUMP i Friendship of World Repudiated by Handling of Question, States Chairman. London. Hoc. 29.—A special confer pnce of the labor party on th^ Irish situation Wednesday unanimously passed n resolution deploring the "lamentable condition of affairs in Ireland" as re pealed ii the report of the labôr com mission which investigated the situa tion there, and approving the demand of the parliamentary labor party for an immediate judicial inquiry into the ques tion of reprisals. The resolution roneludes: Challenges Crown "The conference now challenges the government to disprove the statement of the labor commission by such judi cial inquiry and to deal with those proved guilty of such serious .charges as their offenses deserve. A movement calculated by its organiz rrs to place the full weight of British organized labor in support of the Irish right of self-determination began wits 8 specially convened conference of the parliamentary labor party in London, after which members of the party's Irish commission told of what they had ob served and learned in Ireland. Resolution Adopted A resolution was adopted unanimously asking the government to disprove the commission's accusations regarding re« prisais and <>ther outrages charged to tht crown forces. The conference was held as a curtain raiser for a campaign in behalf of self determination to be in urgurated by the laborites in Manchester January IT and concluded in London February li>. A. G. Cameron, chairman of Wednes day's conference, in opening the lengthy discussion on the inquiry commission s report, declared : "As a result of her handling of the Irish question, Great Britain has not a friend in the world." I WEATHER Observations taken at 6 p. m., Dec for preceding 24 hours. Great Palls Calgary . . Chicago . . Havre .... Helena . .. Kalispell New York St. Paul jian Diego Seattle YVilliston . High .. 51 . . "6 . . "fi . . 42 .. 50 . . 12 . . 34 . . 32 . . 60 . . 54 29, Pet. 11 Weather Condition» — Piirific Slope, Xortliwest and Canadian Northwest: Wednesday night the skies were cloudy from the northern plains westward and it was raining on the western ;lope and in the coast state.«. Temperatures were normal and mild, no Montana station being as low as the freezing point. Hei ena. the warmest point reporting in the state attained a maximum of 50 degrees, A strong disturbance is approaching the coast oi British Columbia. Montana Forecast. Cloudy and unsettled Thursday End Friday, "except probably rain west of ths divide; colder Friday. To Cure a Cold in One Day Take Grove's LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE tablets. The genuine bear» (he signature of E. W. Grove. 30c.—Adv. Noted Frontiersman, Dies at San Antonio San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 29. — The body of Samuel A. Trusk, noted Indian fighter and frontiersman, will be sent to St. Louis Tuesday morning for burial in the cemetery at Jefferson barracks, where as a soldier he was stationed several years. He joined the United States army at the age of 20 after lie had read about the Custer massacre on the Little Big Horn river in Montana. He fought through virtually every Indian campaign in the west without re ceiving a wound. He died Monday night at the age of 73. Children Cry for Fletcher's I § â ■■ m The Kind Ton Have Always Boagîit has borne the signa ture of Chas. II. Fletcher, and has been made under his personal supervision for over 30 years. Allow no one to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, limitations and "Just-as-frood" are but experiments, and endanger the health of Children—Experience ag ains t Experiment. r What äsCASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor OH, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other narcotic substance. For more t?iar< thirty years it 1ms been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea ; allaying Feverishness arising therefrom, and by regulating the Stomach and*Bowels, aids the as similation of Food; giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children's Panacea—The Mother's Friend, The EUnd You Have Always Bought » Bears the Signature of In Use F©r Over 3d Years •nie ccHTAup commit?, wcwyoan crtr. . BILL US YET Senator Ashurst Camps on President's Trail to Ascertain Action. Arizona Senator Wants to Know Whether Veto Is to Be Forthcoming. Washington, Dec. 29.— Senator A shurst, Democrat, of Arizona, af ter spending three hours on the trail of the assessment work bill through the executive offices, the interior department and even the residential portion of the White House, was in formed late tonight fay Secretary Tumulty that the bill had not been signed by President Wilson. Washington, Dec. -9.—Senator Ash urst. Democrat, Arizona. we.nt to the VThite House Wednesday for the purpose of getting what be described as a "frank and manly" announcement from Presi dent Wilson as to whether the executive would sign the bill extending for six months the provision of the law requir ing $100 worth of work on mining claims before midnight, December 31. The senator went first to the execu tive offices where be was told that the president had the bill. He then went, to the White House and said he was told there the bill was at the executive of fices. Returning to the executive offices the senator took a sqat with the announced purpose of remaining until be got some sort of a statement as t.> what the presi dent proposed to do with the bill. Sticks for an Hour. After maintaining h\s "siege" for more than an hour the senator started for the interior department assuring officials at the executive, offices that he would re turn for the "frank and manly" state ment. Immediately after he left the of fices, however, a messenger was des patched after him to say that Secretary Tumulty would arrive at the offices within a short time. Mr. Ashurst re turned to await the arrival of the presi dent's secretary. After a talk with Secretary Tumulty, Senator Ashurst went to the interior de partment on other matters but said he would return to the White House later. He added that Mr. Tumulty was doing "what he could" with regard to the as sessment bill. Flooded With Inquiries. Senator Ashurst and many other sen ators from western states have been flooded with telegrams of inquiry as to the status of the newly enacted bill. The Arizona senator said claim jumpers were "sitting like blackbirds on a fence" wait ing to jump the claims at midnight Friday night if the new bill was vetoed by the president. Senator Ashurst said that if the presi dent vetoes the bill at the last minute, holders of mining claims would lose their property, its the law requires that the assessment work be done before mid night. December 31. If it is not done the "claim jumpers" could take possession, he said. Senator Ashurst said that while there was nothing in the newly enacted bill about the filing of ,notices by claimants with the county recorders that such no tices are required by the old law sus pending assessment work during the war. He said that they must file notices setting forth that the assesment work has been done or that exemption is claimed, under the new bill. Jury Holds Banks Liable for Losses From Vault Boxes Martinez. Calif., Dec. 29.—The Bank of Byron must pay $12,500 for losses in curred by 13 depositors whose safe de posit boxes were robbed January 26 last by thieves who burned their way into the vault, according to the verdict of a jury in superior court here Tuesday. Judge A. I>. McKenzie and attorneys in tthe case said the verdict set a procedat in American jurisprudence, it being the first time such an action had been filed. "Star Spangled Banner" Played at Intervals Along Line of March. Montevedio, Dec. 29.—Great throngs lined the streets of this city late Tues day afternoon to welcome Bainbridge Colby, the American secretary of state. American residents of Montevedio de clared it was the most enthusiastic greet ing they had seen given any foreign visi tor in many years. The battleship Florida, o,n which Mr. Colby came to South America, was met at sea by the cruiser Uruguay, bearing the- American minister and representa tives of the Uruguayan army and navy. After salutes had been exchanged Mr. Colby and his party were transferred to the cruiser, which brought them to this city. The "crack cavalry regiment of the Uruguayan army was drawn up at the pier where Mr. Colby was greeted by Foreign Minister Buero. The drive to the palace, where the secretary was received by President Brum, was a continuous ovation, there being an almost uninterrupted rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner." which was played by eight bands stationed at various points. Lach band took up the American .national hymn as the party drove by. Organized T eachers Pledge Selves to Americanization Work St. Paul. Dec. 29.—The American Fed eration of Teachers, which opened its annual convention here today, pledged itself to Americanization work. In a set of principles of Americanization adopted by the delegates, it is declared that one one of the principal functions of educa tion should be abolishment of the "ig norance and apathy of the American voter." i The teachers divided the problem of Americanization work into two parts Americanization of the native born and of the immigrant. Cut This Out—It Is Worth Money. Cut ont this slip, enclose with 5c and mail it to Foley & Co., 2835 Sheffield Ave.. Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a trial package containing Foley s Iloney and Tar Compound for coughs, colds and croup; Foley Kidney Pills for pains in sides and back; rheumatism, backache, kidney and bladder ailments; and Foley Cathartic Tablets, a whole some and thoroughly cleansing cathartic for constipation, biliousness, headaches, and sluggish bowels.—Great Falls Drug Co.—Adv. Brooklyn Youngster Proves Noah W eb&ier s Definition on Bombs Xew York, Dec. 29. — Declaration that lie "learned how to make bombs from the dictionary." and that one of his home-made products killed a chum and probably fatally injured another boy and himself last Sunday, was made by Herbert Bramm, a Brooklyn youth, the police said Tuesday. Bramm. who first claimed he had found the bomb at Bergen beach while hunting, also confessed, the police say. that he had made other bombs, and had "set them off" in an outlying district "to hear the noise." The boys were in Bramm's house, un screwing a piece of gas pipe, loaded with powder and cartridges, when it exploded killing John MeKenney Jr., age 18, and severely wounding Bramm and Paul Clannow, age 17. Little hope is held out for Bramm's recovery. Woman's Assaulter Given Indeterminate Sentence of 50 Years San Francisco, Dec. 2f>.—An indeter minate sentence of from 1 to 50 years imprisonment, the maximum penalty, was imposed Tuesday night on Edmond (Spud) Murphy, pugilist and gangster, for a felonious assault upon Miss Jessie Montgomery here early Thanksgiving day. Ernest Spagnoli. attorney for Murphy, was refused his motion for a new trial. Two witnesses, who it was said, might develop an alibi for Murphy, did not ap pear. Murphy was the first alleged gangster to be convicted. I Convicted Lawyer Disbarred by Court J San Francisco, Dec. 20. — Daniel ï O 'CoTinell, San Frarcisco attorney who i is serving a seven-year sentence at the federal prison at McNeil's island, was I disbarred here Tuesday by the state su* I preme court from pricticing law. I O'Connell was convicted of conspiring j to obstruct operation of the selective service act. Recruiting Records for Army Are Broken Captain .T. W. McKelvie, 78th Field Artillery, special recruiting representa tive from Camp tirant, 111., aud assistant j to Colonel .1. N. Pickering of Spokane, arrived in Great Falls Wednesday on an inspection trip over the state. According to Captain MacKelvie all peace-time recruiting records were broken in November when 24.240 men were accepted for enlistment, and indi cations are that this- number will be ex ceeded in December. Twenty-four men were forwarded from Great Falls during j November and 2.'i have been accepted j since December 1. Captain MacKelvie ï believes that the educational and voea j tional opportunities offered by the army i are the cause for this success in recruit I ing. ■ During Iiis visit here Captain MacKel I vie is accepting applications for the vic i tor.v medal from former army men aud I from next of kin of those who died in service. OF ALLLIES IN RIVER Lists of Boats Germany Must Cede as Reparations Will Be Prepared. Paris, Dec. 29.—Walker D. Mines, designated by the United States under the Versailles treaty as the arbitrator in awards of German inland navigation tonnage among the allied and associated governments in restitution of losses in river shipping during the war, has deter mined the conditions of the cession of the German tonnage. Mr. Hines is working with representa tives of the reparations commission and the German government. He finds that the allied losses were somewhat less than 900,000 tons and 30.0(H) horsepow er, or considerably less than the 20 per cent of the river fleet which the treaty permits to be taken from Germany. * Lists of boa'ts and other movable ap pliances to be Ceded will be prepared by representatives of Mr. Ilines, acting with the advice of representatives of the reparations commission and of the countries concerned, including three to be designated by the German govern ment. The lists, before final approval, will be subject to objection and discus sion by all the governments affected. Announcement France Abandons Mexican Recognition Is Denied Mexico City. Dec. 29.—Rumors that France has temporarily dropped f he question of recognizing the present gov eminent of Mexico pending the giving of necessary guarantees, were denied in a statement made public Tuesday light by the French charge d'affairs. ^ T his denial, which was received from Georges Leygues, premier of France, declared France had made no pronouncements regarding the recognition of Mexico. Marquis . 1 oaquin Gonzales y Gonzales Spanish minister to Mexico, died Tues day night after a short illness. Georgia Ousts Recent Arrivals From Russia; Relations Strained Constantinople, Dec, 29.—(Jewish Telegraph Agency ».—The government of Georgia has ordered that all Russians who have arrived in the republic since March. 1920, must leave the country. according to a dispatch received here from Tiflis. Developments recently have indicated strained relations be tween Russia and Georgia. Disarmament of the entire population of Ukrania has been ordered by the soviet authorities in that country, says a dispatch from Helsingfors. Name Admiral Niblack to Take Command of U. S. Navy in Europe Washington. Dec. 2!».—Rear Admiral A. P. Niblack has been ordered to as sume command of American naval forces in European waters, succeeding Vice Admiral 11. McL Huse. it was announced Wednesday at the navy department. Rear Admiral Niblack will take the rank of vice admiral and will fly his flag on the cruiser Pittsburgh. He ha* re cently been naval attache at. London and during the war commander of American forces on Gibraltar. He was later chief of naval intelligence at the naval de partment. Vice Admiral Iluse will revert to his permanent rank of rear admiral and shortly after his arrival in this country will relieve Rear Admiral .Tames ii. Glennoin as commander of the third naval district with headquarters at New York. Admiral Glcnnon will soon retire. JUDGE M'GANNON'S FATE IS IN HANDS OF JURY. Cleveland. Dec. 29—The fate of Wil liam H. MeGatinon, chief justice <>f the municipal court was placed in the hands of the jury at 0:11 o'clock Wednesdav night. Judge McGannon went on trial December 14, charged with second de gree murder of Harold C. Kagy, May 8. Skating Shoes 25% REDUCTION Men's, Women 's and Children's Sizes With plenty of good skating weather in store, here is an opportunity to purchase skating shoes, already moderately priced, at still lower prices. Such well known and reliable makes as Rice & Hutchins and Duluth Hockey are offered. SKATES ' When it comes to skate values, with prices always below "par," you will find the present prices at this store surprisingly low, and the stock one of the largest and finest in the west. AUTOMOBILE SKATES BARNEY & BERRY SKATES Are well known to all skaters for their fine quality. Clamp amd screw hockey. Fancy figure and waltzing and the- famous Nestor & Johnson racing skates are among our large stock. So-called because they are made with chrome vanadium steel run ners aud aluminum tops. Lighter and stronger than any skate made; and guaranteed. Skate Prices— $1.00 to $12.00 DOUBL E RUNNER SKATES FOR CHILDREN, $1.00 NORTHERN & ^8 «sa nrMir A DC rri ™ * HARDWARE CO. AT THE SIGN OF THE JACKNIFE 2,000 Tin Can Tourists in Annual Convention on Florida Camp Site Tampa. Fla.. Dec. 29.—The annual convention of the Tin (. an I ourists o the World opened here Wednesday with ° 000 persons attending. Vice Royal Tin Can Opener G. M. Tremain of Ire douia. New York, presided. The con vention will be in session four days. The organization is composed of tour ists who live in their automobiles and in tents on free camp sites. The local colony represents 40 states and more than 1,000 persons and has a newspa per of its own. Ezra Meeker, Ox-Cart Pilgrim, Celebrates Ninetieth Birthday Seattle. Dec. 29.—Ezra Meeker, known from coast to coast by his pil grimages with an ox-drawn prairie schooner over the route of the old Ore 1 gon trail, which he traveled for the first time 50 years ago on his westward journey, is celebrating his 90th birthday Wednesday. The celebration Wednesday night included an old-fashioned spelling bee with a spelling book published in 1829 used as the text. Fifty years' res idence in this state was required of en j trants. Mr. Meeker sought for years the erection of a string of monuments across the plains marking the route of the Oregon trail. California Town Shaken by Quake Willows, Cal., Dec. 29.— An earth i quake shock so severe that it aroused j all inhabitants of the town occurred here at 2:15 this morning. So far as ! has been reported no damage resulted. ; The earth shock was apparently not i felt in other nearby towns as telephone 'messages to <'hico, Woodlands. Sacra j mento and Uedding failed to reveal any I record of shocks there. Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days Druggists refund money if PAZO OINT MENT fails to cure Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and you can get restful sleep after first application. GOc. —Adv. Rowell Plans to Quit Shipping Board for California Rail Post Sacramento. Cal.. Dec. 29—Chester H. Rowell of Fresno. Cal., recently ap pointed by President Wilson to be a member of the United States shipping boftrd. announced Wednesday that he soon would give up that situation to be come a member of California's state railway commission. Illinois Farmers Urge Wool Tariff Chicago. Dec. 29.—The Illinois Agri cultural association Tuesday sent a tel egram urging support for a substantia! tariff on wool, declaring that such a tar iff would be necessary to preserve the sheep industry of the I uited States "A substantial tariff" would not. in crease the price of all wool suits by more than $1.50, the telegram said. New Lamp Burns 94% Air Beats Electric or Gas A new oil lamp that gives an amar inglv brilliant, soft, white light, even better than gas or electricity, has been tested by the U. S. Government and leading universities and found to be su perior to 10 ordinary oil lamps. It burns without odor, smoke or noise—no pump ing up. is simple, clean safe. Burns 94 per cent air and 0 per cent kerosene (coal oil). The inventor, J. T. Johnson. (><»!» W Lake St.. Chicago. 111., is offering to send a lamp on ten days' FKEE trial, or even to give one FREE to the first user in each locality who will help him introduce it. Write him to-day for full particulars. Also ask h'tn to explain how you ean get the agency, and with out experience or money make $2t>0 to $500 per month. Judge Rules Black Is White When Hindu Ask Naturalization Salt Lake City, Dec. 29. white, altbougji he is black. -A Hindu is This is the The Largest Stock In the State to Select From k VICTROLAS AND RECORDS Terms as Low as $1.00 Weekly Decide on Your Victrola Now—Have It Delivered Xmas. KOPS PIANO HOUSE Great Falls' Oldest and Largest Viotrola Dealers. TO-NIGHT Tomorrow Alright V Cet a 25^ Box MEQIÇINf CO Cascade Pharmacy, Model Pharmacy, Wheeler Drug Co. 1« You Can 't have !— Ï any Can Too! —Its Forbidden Fruit! What do I care? Attention Your attention is called to the importance of Safe De posit Protection for your val uables. We are at your serv ice and offer you* a safe de posit box in our fire and bur glar proof vault for $3.50 and up per year. T he F irst N ational B ^nk G reat F alls/ M ont. ß ESTABLISH E>D - I8Q 6 Painless Dentistry MODERN METHODS AND MODERATE PRICES It Is Impossible to get better service at any place at any prie«. Wo have the experience and the equipment for the best srads of work at tho most reasonable prices. FREE EXAMINATION Dr. Robertson Corner Central Avenue and Third Street Office Over Mecca Inn Phone 9435 Montana's Foremost Dental Office where Quality Dentistry Is Performed at a BETTER PRICE Than Elsewhere DR. W. F. GUY, Dentist Hours: 8:30—9:00 p. m. Phone 6697 First Nat'l Bank—Take Elevator to Seventy Flow finding of District Judge J. D. Call of Brigham City, Utah. As a consequenca Puma Singh, 46, is now an American citizen. The judge ruled that a Hlnda belonged to the white race and coméa within the meaning of the naturalization statute, which limits applicants for dt-* izenship to "all free persons of the why« race or persons of African birth or ae* scent."