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THIRTY-SECOND YEAR GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 31,1920. PRICE FIVE CENTS FILIPINOS DENY ONLY ABSOLUTE FREEDOM AIM SHIPPING BOARD NOT TO GET "SINGLE PENNY," SAYS GOOD Congress Will Take Care of Disabled Heroes, States Chairman. Behind Measure Is Ur gent Desire to Lift Tax Burden, He Avers. Washington, Dec. 30. — In opening house debate on the sundry civil appropriation bill, Chairman Good, of the appropri ations committee, Thursday, served notice that if he could prevent it "not a single penny" would be appropriated for the shipping board. He added that his committee felt "that it had to get behind the shipping board and compel it to sell its plant and equipment." House leaders took up the big appro priation bill with the avowed purpose of disposing of it as soon as possible to make way for other important supply measures. The bill contains more tham 1,000 items and calls for an aggregate appropriation of $383,611,898. General debate on the measure will be concluded Friday, and its consideration, item by item, will begin next week. Attacks War Office. The chairman also attacked the war department for spending more money than congress had appropriated in re cruiting the army. He said he was in favor of limiting the army to 150.000 men and "make them learn to work." The committee chairman, however, in urging economy, said that the salaries of many govennment officials and em ployes were too low. Commenting on the care and training of disabled war veterans, Mr. Good Raid that both the war risk insurance bureau and federal board of vocational educa tion would have unexpected balances at the end of the current fiscal year and that with these amounts available, to gether with appropriations carried in the bill, the war risk insurance bureau would have approximately $160,000,000 and the board for vocational education $75,000,000, luring the coming fiscal year-—the amounts, be said, they had estimated they would need. Assures Wounded "Congress will take care of (he dis abled soldiers," Mr. Good declared. He pleaded for passage of the bill as presented by the committee, declaring it was necessary to pass on it without regard to personal considerations. Behind the whole measure, he said, was an urgent desire to reduce the ex pense of the government and lift, part of the heavy tax burden. United States Furnished Decis ive Element in Insisting on a Peace of Justice. Philadelphia, Dec. 30.—A treaty of peace between the allied powers and Germany was possible only through the fundamental agreement of Great Brit France and the United States, and am, it can be maintained only by continued co-operation among those powers, de clared Charles I I. I [".skins, professor of history at Harvard university at a meet ing of the Philadelphia Public Ledger forum on the peace conference. Pro fessor Ilaskins is chief of the diivsion of western Europe, American commis sion to negotiate peace. Pointing out the progress made by the world since the congress of Vienna in 1815, he declared that a "peace of the older kind no longer accorded with the moral sense of mankind," and that the most decisive element in the advance had been furnished through the United States, both through its military aid in the war and through its insistence on a peace of justice as the best preventive of war. Militia Chief Statute Ignored by President, Governor Allen Says Topeka, Kansas, Dec. 30/—Governor Henry J. Allen, when informed today that President Wilson had appointed Colonel George C. Richards, of Oil City, Pa., as chief of the militia bureau of the war department, declared the presi dent had "ignored the law which pro vides that the chief of the militia bureau was to be chosen upon recommendation of the governors of the states." Charles I. Martin, adjutant general of Kansas, had been recommended by a majority of the governors for the ap pointment. IRELAND AND UNEMPLOYMENT OUTSTANDING PROBLEMS FACED BY BRITAIN DURING 1921 12 U. S. SEAPLANES ROAR INTO SAN BARTOLOME BAY ON FLIGHT TO PANAMA San Diego, Calif., Dec. 30.—Roaring into San Bartolome bay, on the Lower California coast, some 400 miles from their starting point at the naval air station here, twelve great seaplanes, composing the F-5-L division bound to the Panama Canal zone on a flight which is being watched with interest by airmen the world over, completed the first step of their journey Thursday afternoon. All twelve of the F-5-L machines landed without mishap at 2:05 p. m. Radio reports received at the naval air station state the N. C. 5 re turned, damaged, and the N. C. 8 had not been heard from here at 1 p. m. An unofficial bulletin issued at the Pacific air forces headquarters reads: "The hull of the N. C. 5 was badly damaged on taking off, some of the skin cover and the ribs caving in. Repairs are being made and it is hoped to have the N. C. 5 ready to resume its flight January 1." "OilLinUe IIS January. N. Y. BUILDING TRUST PROBE PERSONNEL TO BE REVAMPED IN 1921 Brindell, Indicted President of Building Trades Council, Denied Change of Venue; Two Aids Face True Bills by Grand Jury. New York, Dec. 30. —The New York state joint legislative com mittee, which has startled the nation with its remarkable revela tions regarding building combinations, will be reorganized by the new incoming state legislature and probably will be prepared to "building trust" investigation by the middle of _ _ l~ ff"il 1 v en<5lic: v nrnmit I lOUbC VA IlbUb ^OIUIIÜI tee on Reapportionment Told of Abuse. ? econ i^, t] 1 ?' 1 " Georgia colleagues Washington, Dec. 30.—Wholesale charges of wilful discrimination against negroes at the polls in the southern states, were made by representatives of the national association for the Ad vancement of Colored People Thursday before the house census committee and brought forth vigorous objections from committee members from the south. The committee was considering legisla tion to reapportion congressional rep resentation. When Walter F. White, asistant sec retary of the organization, declared that the majority of the white people of many of southern communities were "lawless." southern members of the committee jumped to their feet. "[ decline to sit silent and let wit nesses make wholesale charges of slander against one section of the United States," declared Representative I>ar sen. Democrat, of Georgia. "Let them confine themselves to facts within their personal knowledge." Representatives Bee, Democrat, Tex as, and Aswell, Democrat, of Ijouisiana, in forceful fashion. Representative Larsen, rejoined that the association was formed by certain whites and negroes in the north to get back to conditions before primaries be came general in the south when, he said, the negro vote was a marketable com modity. The association, he added, maintained secret agents throughout the south and thrived in propaganda. Federal Sugar Board Turns $30,000,000 Into U. S. Treasury Washington, Dec. 30.—The federal sugar equalization board, in process of its liquidation has turned $30,000,000 into the treasury, George A. Zabriski, its chairman, wrote Thursday to Senator McNary, Republican, of Oregon, who was chairman of a senate committee which investigated the sugar situation at the last session of congress. Clara Smith Hamon Taken to Sanitarium Ardmore, Okla., Dec. 30.—Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon, who has been ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. P». V. Walling, at Wilson, Okla., sir.ee her release on bond December 25 will be brought to a sanitarium here Thursday night, it was announced Thursday. Mrs. Hamon is out on bond pending trial on a charge of murder in connec tion with the death of Jake L. Hamon, of Ardmore. <?> This announcement was made Thurs day by Samuel Untermyer, the commit tee's counsel, at the closing session of tile present committee which goes out of existence with the coming of the new year. Many Combines Escape. "Many combinations remain uninvesti gated," he said. "Some we have not had time to investigate ourselves. Others we are ready to present, and we shall accordingly turn over our proofs in a number of cases, to the grand jury now sitting or which will be called for that purpose." While the committee was spending its closing hours hearing testimony regard . ing activities of the Building Trades' I Employers' association and the National j Association of Building Trades employes four additional indictments were returned by a grand jury on evidence growing out of the inquiry. * Vonue Change Denied. Supreme Court Justice Burr also an nounced he had refused a change of venue to Robert P. Brindell. president of the building trades council, and his aides indicted for extortion and at tempted extortion from builders. William L. Doran and William II. Chapman, two of Brindell's alleged aides, were named in indictments handed down. John T. Ilettrick, alleged promoter of a number of "building rings" and Herbert.! Smith, president of the Master Plumbers' association, also were named as defend ants. All four arc charged with viola tion of state anti-trust laws. $2.26 WHEAT UNTIL JULY 1 IS URGED BY NORTH DAKOTA SOLON Washington, Dec. 30.—-Farmers would be guaranteed a minimum price of $2.20 a bushel for wheat until July I. under bill introduced Thursday by Represen tative Sinclair, Republican, North Da kota. A penal statute for enforcement of the woman's suffrage amendment to the constitution is proposed in a bill intro duced by Senator Jones, Republican, of Washington. All state registration and election of officers who discriminated against worn en seeking to vote would be subjected to fine and imprisonment. A bureau, that of construction Gold Mines Losing Money, Says Senator; Wants to Raise Price Washington, Doc. 30.—Gold pro ducers alone have not profited by increased prices, Representative Baker, Domocrat, California, told the house today, urging his bill to Increase the price of gold $10 an ounce. He said gold producers were "hard up" and hundreds of mines were closed as the metal costs more to mine than it could be sold for. MURDER JURY DEADLOCKED. Cleveland, Dec. 30.—The jury in the Judge William C. McGannon second de gree murder trial adjourned for supper at 5:15 p. m., apparently hopelessly deadlocked, 23 hours after receiving the case. A They will resume consideration of the evidence tonight I Palestine Boundaries, Mesopotamia, Persia, India, Russia, Which Has Divided Cabinet, Are Perplexing Ques tions in Foreign Field. London, Dec. 31. —Britain's outlook for 1921 is pictured in rather sombre colors by politi cians, economists, financiers and labor leaders. At home two out standing problems — unemploy ment and Ireland—have baffled the government, while it is also concerned with a vigorous news paper campaign against so-called government extravagance. In the foreign field, looking eastward, there is the perplexing problem of nett ling the Palestine boundaries promising some pointed exchanges of opinion with France; Mesopotamia, with its huge ex par.se, and its oil; the ever-present Per sian difficulties, which the last agree ment has not alliyed; India, which is in a greater state of unrest than for years, requiring an exceptionally large garri son; Russia with her trade proposals, which have caused a split in tiy>. British cabinet, and the uncertain Greek situa tion. Estrangement With U. S. Officials here believe that within <he next 12 months important dealings be tween Great Britain and the United, handling. m " ssitate m0it care u j Either there is a desire to fare up ; the oil question concerning the extent of the I nitod States narticipofron in tne : £p!y. much f which world petroleum .... is under British mandate. j Settlement of cable control also of- j fers many perplexities, in that the United , States is continually reaching- farther- ; for world trade. Shipping experts nnd ! officials are of the opinion that the new j mercantile marine of the T nUea States; is likely to brin 5 up a question of adroit! diplomacy md point to Secretary; Daniels' announcement of a big naval program as the forerunner for shipping differences. t i Merchants Dump Goods ! Some relief is promised in reduced cost of' living except in the price of food j which rose steadily during 1920. With I industry hard hit and a million jobless merchants who had been holding com- ! modifies for higher prices, are expected to continue to dump their goods at a j loss. toj some official buildings are kept closed, j This is done, the government announced, ! because it feared a Sinn ï ein outbreak, i lut it is known also that it considered j the ill effect bolshcviki agitators mighty have on the restive minds of the un employed. As the year opens, the Lloyd George ( government apparently is maintaining a j firm hold and there is little evidence j that any of the many small factions in j parliament, either separately or in con- j certed actions, is able to defeat the cab- | inet and force general elections. Strong! political barricades still obstruct ap- ; proaches to government buildings and huge iron gates at the entrances | and housing, would be established in the : department of commerce under a joint resolution introduced by Senator Calder, Republican, of New \ork, and Repre sentative Tinkham, Republican, of Mas sachusetts. The director of the bu reau would receive $8,000 a year and he would assist m establishing uniform building regulations over the countr\ and lend other aid to a revival of home I building. J The senate adopted a resolution by ! Senator King, Democrat, of Utah, calling I on the state department for records and | status of all claims filed against the ; German government by Americans. Caviglia's Terms Are Accepted; D'Annunzio to Leave, Is Report London. Dec. 30.—The Evening News Rome correspondent says to day that D'Annunzio has accepted the terms of General Cavigiia, com manding the regular Italian forces about Flume. D'Annunzio's legion naires will be dissolved and granted amnesty, the correspondent declar ed, adding that It is expected D'An nunzio will go to South America OPERATE ON CARUSO New York, Dec. 30.—Physicians at tending Enrico Caruso, tenor, who is ill with pleurisy at his apartment here, an nounced Thursday night he had been successfully operuted upon. ITALIAN'S CRAVING FOR BEEF STEW "A LA ROOF GARDEN" STAR TS ALIENIST O N TRAIL San Francisco, Dec. 30.—The desire of Biglari Gulio, for a beef stew, led Thursday night to a picturesque fight on the roof of an Italian section hotel in which Gulio's struggle against two patrolmen were illuminated to pedestrians on the streets below by flames from a fire on the roof which Gulio was alleged to have started. The fight ended with Gulio handcuffed. The patrolmen extinguish ed the blaze just as the fire department arrived. Gulio, according to the police, started the fire atop the roof in order to cook a beef stew. He left the stew simmering while he went down town. The owner of the hotel put out the fire. Gulio returned and! relighted the fire. Again the proprietor extinguished it.. Gulio returned to the roof, armed with an ice pick and a rusty sword. He relighted 1 the fire. The proprietor called the police. Gulio will be examined tomorrow to determine his mental condition, the police said. SILENT THRONGS PA Y HOMAGE TO DEAD SOLDIER - G A NGSTER Simple Rites for "Monk" Eastman ( Wm. Delaney) Are Attended by Friends and Foes, Who Participated in Old New York Feuds. New York, Dec. 30.—Thousands of men and women paid homage to "Monk" Eastman, murdered gangster-soldier, at his funeral in Brooklyn today. Remnidful that his record as a leader in the east side's gang conflicts had in part been cleansed by his heroic behavior in the world war, the silent throngs gathered v , j x i > i. a v ± j about a n undertakers chape! where his body lay and listened to a n Jl ** ' 1 1 1 1 .. "I /» _ j recitals of the best in his life. j Eastman's citizenship, forfeited bv his , conviction of crime years ago, was re ; stored by Governor Smith upon his re-j ! lurn f rom France. j p Rites Simple 1 ' funeral rites were simple. soldier comrades <>f the -it;i l).\ujion: were there to honor him as one re generated" in the war. They escorted t f ' 1R body to the cemetery to the sound i of muffled drums, where last honors ! W ere paid by a firing squal at. the grave ^nd a bugler s notes to taps . j "The Monk." whose real name was I William Delaney, was buried m the uni form of a soldier of Company G. 106th ! Infantry, with a victory medal over his" heart and two wound stripe j ™sbt^ sleeve s on .its An American flag was draped over fh>- casket. "Buddies" Arrange Details Two of Eastman's "buddies" arranged his funeral. His platoon lieutenant at tended it with several squads of former comrades. Friends and foes in the old gang feuds which shocked New York ten and 20 years ago were there, with police detectives watching silently. The dead man's war record was com mended, the singular chronicle of one of j society's outcasts "come back" under ! the driving intensity of war fervor and i <arnest patriotism. j . ■* \_,OïlSC10IlCe 1/iOïiey ( j j j j | ; of Flour Thief Aids Europe's Hungry Tots Philadelphia, Dec. 30.— A $50 United States bond received Thurs day by the American Friends ser vice committee to swell the fund to aid $3,500,000 under-nourished child ren of Europe has a strange his tory. The bond was sent by a milling company of Indianapolis which re ceived it from a railroad man in "payment" for four barrels of flour he had stolen. The theft troubled his conscience, he confessed his transgression, paid for the flour with the bond and is now studying for the ministry. Retailers to Slash Prices Next Week, Declares Credit Man New York, Dec. 30— Reductions in retail prices after next week were predicted Thursday by J. H. Tregge, executive secretary of the National Association of Credit Men, in his January letter to the members of the organization throughout the United States. Declaring the retailers have not followed the lead of manufacturers and wholesalers in cutting prices he said retail merchants would have been better off had thay taken their losses and distributed commodities to consumers while their purchasing powor was still strong. Many, ho explained, waited for tho holiday trade before making reductions. Boston, Dec. 30.—Special delivery mail hereafter will not require receipt, the postmaster general notified the post master here Thursday. Such mail will bo delivered to the addressee or to the person authorized to receive it, and if be placed in mail boxes and a notice left under the door. ANOTHER "SOVIET ARK.' Boston, Dec. 30.—Another deportation of alien radicals to Russia is planned by />. . __ — j j , ; | j j I L Employment Service Is Effective in Immigra tion Control. - I ■ New York. Dec. 30.—Canada's gov ernmental machine for preventing un employment placed 600,000 workers in jobs without cost to either employers or workmen during the first 15 months of its operation, which begain in March, litlO. This was revealed in a speech by the Dominion labor minister, G. J. Robinson, before the American asso ciation for labor legislation, at its an nual meeting Thursday. The service has proved an effective aid in controlling immigration, Mr. Rob inson said, thereby lessening the pres ent unemployment problem. This year, he explained, employers had asked to import 5,500 skilled workmen, but as a result of the government supplying them from Canada's own unemployed, it was necessary to bring in only 770 men to fill the demand. The Canadian minister declared his government had employment agencies in 90 cities. Among other measures in operation by the dominion, lie named federal aid in municipalities m providing emergencv relief to the jobless, the purchase of i ... government supplies when a particular industry was slack, appropriations for j federal and loeai public works and the i urging of employers to reduce hours or j days of work each week in preference j to laying off any employes. 22 Nations Sign International Court Protocol of League ! London, Dec. 30.—Twenty-two i nations alroady have signed the pro tocol of the permanent court of in ternational Justice constituted by tho League of "Mations, says the Central News today. The protocol provides that the statute of tho court shall become effective as soon as a majority of the nations represented In the league assembly shall have signed and rati fied it in their various parliaments. Four nations, Portugal. Switzerland, Denmark and Salvador, also have signed the protocol for compulsory SOLONS RETURN FROM CANAL INSPECTION TRIP New York, Dec. 30.— Representatives Reed, of New York, Christopheraon of j South Dakota. Carrie of Michigan, uid Rainey of Alabama, returned today from Panama where they inspected the canal zone. They said that when defenses now being installed are completed tho canal will be impregnable from land, sea and air. Resident Commissioner Gabaldon Nails His Op ponent's Propaganda. Complete Independence Not Inimical to Japan, Is View in Islands. New York, Dec. 30.—Isauro Gabaldon, one of the Philippine commissioners resident in the United States, Thursday night categoricaly denied the state ment sent broadcast by op ponents of Philippine indepen dence that "we neither want nor demand anything but guar anteed independence". He was adressing the Filipino club of New York on the 24th anniver sary of the death of Dr. Jose Rizal, a Philippine martyr. "Senator President Quezon, Commis sioner de Veyra and myself have re peated! y stated that we are willing to accept independence under any of the following forms: "Under a league of association of na tions; under an American protectorate; under a treaty of neutrality among the great powers, or absolute and complete i , strings," said independence Gabaldon. without ; beetle h PhTiiiîîine P ^dêUndence ; opinion, is not inimical to Japan. The are now free to come to the 1 nilippmes, but there are less than f 7.000 in the entire archi pe w only ! ^"velff-h m onr nc I r> PnKfAM.'n than s entire archipelago. j one-twelfth as many as in California i alone. There are not a few who pro j ' e . 8 .®. believe that Japan views the ' I hilippines as an American possession ! as a distinct menace to her from a mili I Oiry standpoint, and that the American ! flag in the Philippines will bring the I Japanese soldier to our shores far j Quicker than the Filipino flag. j "All I can say with reference to this matter is that if we are granted our independence, we will endeavor to deal j honorably with our neighbor. Japan, j just as with all other countries and we i will then view the future with confid ! ence ill humanity. Smaller nations be i by graver problems and dangers have ! taken a more hazardous chance at free | dom, anil have succeeded." CAPTAIN ROPER GIVEN SHADE OVER WALKER j Kansas City. Dec. 30.—Captain Bob j Roper, of Chicago, and Hugh Walker, of Kansas City, heavyweights, fought a gruelling 10 round no-decision bout here Thursday night. Newspaper critics gave Roper a shade. In the last round Wal ker made a whirlwind finish, outfighting the Chicagoan. , j St. Paul, Dec. 30.—Delegates to the i fifth annual convention of the Ameri j c<m Federation of Teachers, concluded .. , .. c i tf l?. lr worl 5 Thursday with the eketion of ; nffipflvß for hotI- roar Scl^/»hon nf E ill. RE-ELECT Ml Selection of Next Year's Con vention City Is Left to Executive Committee. officers for next year. Selection of next year's convention city and the dates was left with the executive council. C. 15. Stillman, of Chicago, who has held that position since the formation of the federation five years ago, was re eleted president, and F. G. Stecker, of Chicago, was chosen to succeed himself as secretary-treasurer. Members of the new executive coun cil are: William T. McCoy, and Mi«» Jennie A. Wilcox, Chicago: Dr. Henry Linville, Abraham Lefkowitz, nnd Her man Defreru, New York City: E. R. Carlile, Gary. Ind.: Isabel Williams, St. Paul: Josephine Colby, Fresno, Calif.; C. E. Philips, Atlanta: S. G. McLean, Sacramento, and Mary A. O'Connor, Buffalo. Sheriff Is Victim of Dynamite Plot; Auto Blows Up on Road Coffeyville, Kan., Deo. 30.—The mangled body of Frank Blizzard, sheriff of Elk county, was found Thursday beside his demolished automobile at a creek near Howard, Kan. A man working near by heard an explosion and rushed to the place. Authorities are working on the the ory that the sheriff was the victim of a revenge plot, a number of sticks of dynamite having been reported found at the spot where the explo sion occurred. Belief was expressed that dynamite had been p'aced In the exhaust pipe of the sheriff's oar and had exploded when he started tho engine after having washed t&) (naohine in the oreek.