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THIRTY-SECOND YEAR GREAT FALLS, MONTANA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 10, 1921. PRICE FIVE CENTS BROKERS IN SUICIDE PACT; CONFESSES TO $350,000 EMBEZZLEMENT 'DEVIL ANSE/ NOTED FEUD LEADER, LAID TO REST TWO SONS, ESTRAN GED, C LASP HANDS OVE R COFFIN NAMESAKE VOWS OVER BODY NOT « TO FIGHT AGAIN Funeral Attended by Scores of Descendants and Is Characterized by Series of Dramatic Incidents Which Mourners Consider Fitting; Famed Camp Meeting Man Leads Singing at Services. Logan, W. Va., Jan. 9.—Captain Anderson (Devil Anse) Hat field, onetime confederate army officer and for many years there after one of the most famous and picturesque feudists in the moun tains of West Virginia, who died Friday, was Sunday buried be side his two sons, Troy and Elias, in the family plot beneath the mountain range which sheds its water into the Big Sandy on the one side and the Guyandotte on the other. The obsequies were attended by 11 surviving children, almost all of the 40 grand children, several great grand children and about 75 direct descendants. ïbe f unem I Throughout was charac terized by a series of dramatic occur rences which those present considered fitting and consistent with the burial of "Devil Anse. ' Before the march to the cemetery began, the bands of two of the dead man's sons, long estranged bro CITY DEFIES W BUILDS CI TRUCK Municipal Railway Crossing Put in Under Police Guard, In junction Bearer Marooned. Detroit, .Tan. 9.—Guarded by about 200 city policemen, 100 laborers em ployed by the city early Sunday laid tracks of Detroit's new municipal street railway across tracks of the Detroit United Railway company at St. Jean and Mack avenues, after Circuit Judge Harry J. Dingeman had issued an in junction restraining the city from cross ing the tracks. E. J. Burdick, assistant general manager of the Detroit United Railway, who had in his pocket: the restraining order, was a virtual prisoner on Belle Isle, due, he said, to h:is being taken to the park by police. When the work of crossing the D. U. R. tracks was begun, Burdick is said to have approached Joseph S. Goodwin, manager of the municipal system, and demanded that the work be halted. Arrested by Policeman. He was about to produce the injunc tion papers, it is said, when he Avas taken into custody by a policeman, and taken in a patrol wagon across the Belle Isle draw bridge to the island for in vestigation on a charge of disturbing the peace. He was soon liberated but was unable to return to the city because the tender of the drawbridge would not close the span. Burdick was unable to ^^cros's until daylight. Burdick, in a statement Sunday de ^(•lared contempt of court proceedings would be started against the city by the company and that he intended to file a j personal suit against the city for false arrest Attack Election Validity The break followed a legal fight be tween the city and company since last April, when Detroit voters authorized the city to expend $15,000,000 in con struction of a municipal street rail way system. The company started several suits against the city attacking the validity of the election. International Court Leads League 's Work in Published Summary Paris. Jan. 0.—The secretariat of the League of Nations Sunday issued an official document entitled "The Work Accomplished by the League of Nations During the First Year of its Existence, January 10, 1920, to January 10, 1921," enumerating the various questions settled or discussed by the league. ft mentions first the establishment of a permanent international court- of jus «i? -7 — "7 7 the limitation of armaments, and, third, the creation of an international commis sion to study use of the blockade us an economic weapon. The three foregoing uro mentioned as measures "destined to prevent war." Under the heading, "Efforts at Politi cal Conciliation," the document refers to the question of the Aland Islands, upon which the league commission will report within three Weeks. \s measures destined to remedy the economic crisis, the report says, the cteation of an economic and financial organization in accordance with the con clusions of the Brussels financial con ference and the organization of a tvan thers, were clasped over the coffin. These were "Cap" Hatfield, the father's namesake, and feud lieutenant, and Dr. E. R. Hatfield, of Charleston. At the grave, before the body was lowered. "Cap" Hatfield addressed "Uncle Dyke" Garrett, an old preacher and friend of the family, and told him that he "had made l is peace with God and was ready to be baptized" when ever the minister would say the word. Through With Fighting "I will baptize you." responded the old clergyman, "in the very hole where I baptized your pappy." To this. "Cap" Hatfield dramatically raised his hands above his head in the attitude of one solemnly vowing, ana declared he was done with fighting, that in his heart there no longer rankled malice and that if any man sought his life blood, he would not resist. There was no funeral sermon by "Uncle Dyke", but the Rev. Green Mc Neeley, a companion preacher and who bv the elder man was familiarly referred to as "my >ion-in-the-gospel" spoke briefly, not on the life of "Devil Anse", but on "the lesson of death." There was mournful music at the house, however, before the journey to the place of burial was begun. Gath ered on the porch of the Hatfield home, and about the body laying in a golden coffin, an assemblage of men and women consumed the time with the singing of old time camp meeting hymns. "Sim" Thompson, famed throughout this moun tain region ns ft leader in psalm singing, directed the music. Led Hatfield Clan Anderson Hatfield was born on Mate creek, Login county, eighty one years ago. He served in the confederate army as a member and later as captain of company A, Forty-fifth Virginia in fantry. After the war he was the lead er of the Hitfi°ld clan in the world famous Hatfield-McCoy feud, which con tinued over 15 years and in which 35 men and one wnrntin died. For years after the former feud leader had settled down in peaceful existence, the Kentucky authorities sought him. There was a price on his head, but one governor of West Virginia after another refused to honor requi sitions for lim and finally the effort was abandoned. We Want Revolution, Cry of Unemployed at London Meeting London, .Tan. 9—John Robert Clines, labor member of parliament for Man chester, former food controller and pres ident of the national Union of General workers, was howled down Sunday while attempting to address a meeting of the unemployed at Camberwell. A large section of the audience shouted "We want revolution! We want societies!" sit commission were foremost, in the league's work. Concerning humanitar ian measures, the report goes on, the league elaborated a series of projects including an appeal for funds to fight typhus, the acceptance of responsibilities for opium traffic control and also the white slave traffic; caused the United States. Brazil and Spain to accept me diation in Armenia and effected the repatriation of more than 100,000 war l )n " onf,rs - tlÄWÄ JSStäZ j n<r missions accomplished: 1. Administration of the Saar valley. 2. Direction of the affairs of the free city of Danzig. 8. Rejection of the German govern ment's conclusions and note asking an other plebiscite In Eupen and Malmedy and tho final awarding of the terri tories to Belgium. 4. The establishment of a permanent mandate commission to administer the affairs of former German colonies. 5. Acceptance of responsibility for the protection of minorities. 0. Registration of 09 treaties in ac cordance with the stipulations of the treaty of Versailles, A. C.TOWNLEY DENOUNCED BY KANSAS LEGION HEADS FIDO AND PUSSY NOT FORGOTTEN; 400 GRAVES OF FAMILY PETS KEPT GREEN IN CEMETERY FOR ANIMALS Dedham, Mass., Jan. 9.—Fresh wreaths of evergreen placed on tiny graves in Pine Ridge cemetery for cats and dogs bear testimony that former family pets are not for gotten. The cemetery, the only one for animals in this part of the country, is controlled by the Animal Rescue league and now contains 400 graves. The lot is located in a sunny little valley. In its center with a back ground of green shrubbery is a tab let surmounted by the statue of a white poodle, sitting up as if beg ging for attention. The inscription reads: "To the many dogs who have given their lives in the service of man." The path from the road leads through a grape arbor and down rustic steps to a stone house. Here the master or mistress of a dead pet may rest while the grave is be ing dug. In the winter when the ground is too hard to admit burial, there is a receiving vault where the body is kept until spring. There is [ E. HUB EXPECTING Negotiations End When Premier Refuses to Withdraw Home Rule Bill. Dublin, Jan. 9.—All negotiations look ing to peace in Ireland have broken down, if reports in official circles are to be credited. Definite informatin is lacking, but it is said Premier Lloyd George has refused to consider the Sinn Fein's proposal for the withdrawal of the home rule bill Officials here take a gloomy view of the situation. The increased activity re cently on the part of the military and republicans in the martial law areas are considered as indicating an exten sion of guerrilla warfare. HARDING RESIGNS JOB AS SENATOR FROM OHIO LOI HOBELE Eloping Husband Taken Back by Wife Who Says He Can Be Boss of House. Chicago, Jan, 9,—Pierre Paul Auther, who eloped from Madison. Wis., last Tuesday with Mrs. Philip Kränzen, has returned to his home in Highland Park, Illinois, with his wife and baby, while Mrs. Franzen has left for Madison with her husband, the four figures in the "love quadrangle" having made peace with each other. Franken announced he would with draw his charges of larceny against Auther, whom he charged with robbing him of Mrs. Franzen at the point of a gun and forcing him to write a check for $100 to help pay for the honeymoon Anther and Mrs. Franzen planned to take. Mrs. Auther, who a few days ago vow ed she "never would speak to Paul tigain," said she expected to be happy with her husband hereafter and that she would let him be the "master of the house," for she believed that she her self was responsible for his attentions to other women. Mr. Franzen said he was glad to take back his wife and she expressed her willingness to remain with him forever and forget the past. Believe Sculptured Head Found Is That of Venus of Cyrene Rome, Jan. 9.—The Stefani agency quotes press dispatches from northern Africa as saying that government em ployes have discovered in the ruins of a temple in old Cyrenica a wonderfully Bculptuyed head which experts believe to be that of the Venus of Cyrene. also a ereamatory operated by the Animal Rescue league at a charge of a few dollars for each cremation. A plain granite cube over« one grave is marked: "In Memory of Master Billy Aarliss." This is the last resting place of the fluffy white terrier of George Arliss, the actor. Billy died last winter while Mr. Arliss was playing in Boston, and his owner bought a lot and erected the memorial. A little further on is the burial plot of "Fee," companion of Eliza beth Stuart Phelps Ward, the au thoress. Fairy, a white Pomeranian, has her photograph embedded in a headstone and the epitaph reads: "Our Little Blind Fairy. Passed From Darkness Into Light, Easter, 1907." In an out-of-the-way grave in the corner of the cemetery is suggest ed a story of feline devotion. The dedication reads: "Dewy. He was only a cat, but he was human enough to be of great comfort in hours of sickness and pain." U.S. MILIUM! S Net Income Less Than 150 the Million, Far Government Guarantee, Says Parmelee. Washington, Jan. 9.—The railroads of the country earned only about $150.000, 000 last year, or $365,000,000 less than in 1919. according to estimates prepared by H. P. Parmelee director of the bu reau of railway economies just made public. Mr. Parmelee estimates that in 1920 the carriers had a gross revenue of $0,200,000,000 and expenses amounted to $!>,;> 10,000,000, leaving a gross income of S4. >.000,000. Deduction of tax and equipment rentals amounted to $300. 000,000 and left the net income at $150, 000,000. Governor Davis Expect edl to Name Frank B. Willis His Successor. Marion, O., Jan. 9.—President-elect Harding resigned Sunday as United States senator from Ohio, forwarding his letter of recommendation to Colum bus for action of the newly elected Re publican governor, Harry L. Davis, who assumes office Monday. The move was in accordance with the president-elect's announced purpose to give up his senate seat as soon as a change in the state administration would admit the appointment of a Republican successor. Governor-elect Davis has in dicated that Frank G. Willis, elected sen ator for the term beginning next March, would be named to fill the vacancy. May invite Electors. Following the wishes of Mr. Willis, Mr. Harding made January 35 the date of his resignation. By giving up his senatorial office then, tho president-elect will be permitted to devote the last six weeks before his inauguration wholly to the preparation for thé duties of his admin istration. v That the inauguration ceremonies on March 4 may include a ceremony unique in history of such affairs was indicated Sunday when it became known that Mr. Harding had approved a plan to have all members of the electoral college in Wash ington for the occasion. The proposal was made by the group of Ohio electors, who suggested at first that all Republican electors be invited, and Inter modified the plan to include an invitation to Republicans and Democrats alike. No Legal Significance Such a meeting would have no formal or legal significance, since the actual casting of ballots by the electors takes place January 10 in the various state capitols, and they will be canvassed by congress more than two weeks in advance of inauguration day. Tax revision, appropriation measures and reorganization of the legislative de partments of the government were dis cussed by Mr. Harding Sunday, with Senator Smoot, of Utah, who has made a close study of these subjects. After ward Senator Smoot said he believed the president-elect had definite ideas that would lead to practical economics and re forms during tho coining administration. State Executive Commit tee Commends Salina Legion Post for Efforts to Oust Nonpartisans. Xewton, Kan., Jan. 9.—Action of the Salina post of the American legion in actively opposing the spread of the Non [partisan league movement in Kansas was i upheld here Sunday at a meeting of the ; executive committee of the American | legion, department of Kansas. Résolu- 1 Towmiey! r La a d Tf e the d Tèa^e m iiw ' has i been iii ' Salina holding meetings. The ; committee is composed of two members of the American legion from each con gressional district in the state. The resolutions follow, in part: "Whereas, A. C. Townley stands con victed in one of the state courts of Min nesota for acts of disloyalty committed when our country was engaged in the world war and when millions of her sons were on the battlefields fighting in de fense of civilization, backed up by mil lions of loyal and sacrificing men and women, who were bending every energy ^ ^ ■ . toward a successful prosecution of the j war. and "Whereas, the presence of said A. C. ! Townley and his paid assistants in the j city of Salina and vicinity has brought ! about a condition of stress that endau- ; gers the peace of the community and challenges the patriotism of the local 1 men and women of Salina and vicintv ! » # * * * "Therefore, be it resolved * * * that ! we heartily approve of the fight of the ! officers and members of Salina post No. ! <32, against said A- C. Townley and such ' other radical agitators and paid assist- 1 ants, and we commend the officers and \ members of said- post for the orderly j manner in which they are conducting ! the fight" • ! 141 of Hoboes Union Fill Front Pews at Service in Trinity New York. Jan. 9.—After services had started this morning at historic Trinity church, Broadway and Wall streets, 141 unemployed men, members of the "hoboes' union." entered and filled the front pews. They filed quietly into the edifice and took their places without any commotion, in the pews des ignated by the sexton. The marchers did not appear dejected by their enforced idleness, many of them singing lively tunes as they wend ed their way through the streets from the Bowery. Many of the men were well clad. Most of the marchers were young men. IS THING OF FAST Britisher Says It Is No Longer Possible for Any Nation to Control Seas. London. Jan. 9.—Viscount Rother mere. former secretary of state for the air forces, in an article in the Sunday Pictorial under the caption, "The Folly of the Big Battleship," submits a start ling contention directly challenging the traditional basis of the British naval policy. The doctrine he propounds is that it is no longer possible for « nation to possess command of the seas. Lord Rothermere wholly condemns British participation in big battleship rivalry with the United States and Japan, because "they obviously are building against each other and not against us." He urges that Great Bri tain cannot afford to spend any money on naval construction at present. Furthermore, Lord Rothermere de clares, "if the United States and Japan persist in pursuing antiquated forms of warfare, that is no proof the capital ship will survive," and concludes that no nation henceforth will enjoy naval supremacy. "That's a nasty pill, but we must swallow it," he says. Auto Beats Limited Frisco to Portland, 20 Miles in Snow Portland, Ore., Jan. 9.—Claude Mc Geo, driving an automobile with R. E. Skinner as passenger, arrived here last night from San Francisco, having made the run in 29 hours and 16 minutes, or 44 minutes less than the time of the Southern Pacific company's Shasta train between the two cities. McGee's speed ometer registered 750.2 miles. DM» NHUOIURÉ VICTIM OF HIS IHS M FK When Partners Realize Thefts From James F. Callahan, Wallace Mining Man, Can No Longer Be Concealed, They Agree to Kill Themselves; One Does, Other Surrenders to Spokane Police. Spokane, Jan. 9.—John B. Milholland, of the investment firm of Milholland and Hough, of Spokane, was found dead by the police here Sunday night when they entered his home to arrest him on a warrant charging embezzlement. He had committed suicide by shooting, the police said. The issuing of the warrant for the arrest » , ,, , ,, , , t n tt i of Milholland was the outgrowth of charges by Jay B. Hough, his partner, which the police state were contained in a confession made to them h y Hough earlier in the day, that he and Milholland had embezzled more than $350,000 from James F. Callahan, mil lionaire, Wallace, Idaho, mining man. Mr. Callahan, who resides at Wallace, when informed by authorities over the long distance telephone of Hough's state ment and Milholland's death, said he was "greatly shocked at the news" and would come to Spokan" at once According to the confession of Hough, he and Milholland had entered into a suicide pact and were to have shot them se i yes ' n their offices at 11 o'clock Sat urday night. 1 his agreement was reach ed Friday noon, according to Mr. Hough, when he and Milholland discovered that Cast Your Ballot! Would You Commend or Hang This Man? Raleigh, N. C., Jan. 9.—Since wide publicity was given to the fact that Reuben Bland, of Roberson "vrtte, Beaufort county, was the proud father of 34 children, he and Mrs. Bland have been deluged with letters. A Man in Ohio wrote: "I read ihe story about your family aloud to my wife. "There's a man who ought to be given a medal," I told her. "There's a man who ought to be hanged," she retorted." A writer in Oregon sent this: "Rueben, Rueben, I'm thinking you are quite a nifty man. To your health I am drinking. You have done what few men can." From Navarre, Ohio, Mr. Bland received this: "I'm tho father of eight children and I have an awful time keeping them in food and clothes. I've worried a lot, but since reading about your big family, I realize that I'm a lucky guy." Gompers and Party Reach Mexico City for Labor Meeting Mexico City, Jan. 9.—Samuel Gomp ers and 14 other representatives of American labor, accompanied by a Mex ican reception committee, arrived in Mexico today to attend the Pan-Amer ican federation of labor conference, which begins tomorrow. The Americans were met at the sta tion by representatives of Mexican work men's organizations. Aside from declaring that tho purpose of the present gathering was "to create good relations among the laborer« of the United States, Mexico and South and Central America," Mr. Gompers had little to say regarding the program to be followed. NOTED PHILOSOPHER DIES. London, .Tan. 9.—John Beattie Cro zier, physieian. philosopher, historian and political economist, died here Satur day. Opposition Develops to County Splitting by State Legislature Special to The Daily Tribune. Helena, Jan. 9.—-Although but little time has been spent in the advocacy of county division legislation during the first week of the seventeenth Assembly there appears a strong current of op position developing against the consider ation of any such measures. Prior to the opening of the session it was pro posed that the party caucus take action antagonistic to the receipt of new coun tv legislation but the question was not introduced. Rumors now prevail that an attempt will be made to bring about an understanding between house and sennte that no county division proposals be entertained. While there is more or less talk about a considerable number of new county bills it. is very unlikely that any great number will be introduced and so far only two have been talked to any extent, these being the Grass Range project which would cut off a big slice of eastern Fergus county, and the Isinay project, which would be made up main ly from Custer county with small sec tions from Fallon and Prairie counties. The Grass Range project, under the proposed name of McKinley county, was bitterly fought for and against in the sixteenth assembly and went down to the shortage of the Callahan account could no longer be concealed. Done With Forged Bonds. Mr. Hough, according to the police au thorities, said the suicide agreement was not carried out because, after he had consulted an attorney regarding the matter, he was convinced the only thing for him to do was to "make a clean breast." Hough is being held in jail in lieu of $20,000 bonds. Mr. Hough stated to police authori ties that the embezzlement was accom plished through forged bonds worth $313,000 and spending of a large cash fund of Sir. Callahan's over which the firm had direct supervision. The forged bonds, Mr. Hough declared, were deliv ered to Mr. Callahan instead of genuine bonds and the interest coupons on them were paid by he and Milholland at reg ular intervals. Fraud Not Discovered. In this way, he declared, Mr. Callahan did not discover that the bonds he held were forged. The money obtained through the for gery of the bonds, according to Mr. Hough's statement to the police, was spent in speculating on the New York stock exchange. Mr. Callahan could not be reached by the police Sunday night, who wished to inform him of Mr- Hough's confession. New $250)000,000 Issue of Treasury Certificates Announced by Houston Washington, Jan. 9.— Offer of two new series of treasury certificates, the combined issue for abont $250,000.000, was announced Sundav night bv Secre tary Houston. Both "series are to be dated January 15, one maturing April 15 end bearing interest at 5% per cent and the other maturing October 15 and bearing interest at 5-% per cent While the interest rates on the new issues are less than offered on certifi cates which the treasury issued during the last six months of 1020, attention was called at the treasury that the terms of the new series had been re duced. Flotation of the $250,000,000 issue, treasury officials said, will enable the government to meet the maturity of $125,000,000 in certificates due on Jan uary 15 and at the same time provide a margin for expenses not met by car rent revenues during the first part of the year when tax returns are light. Turks Attack French to Regain Aintab Is Constantinople Rumor Constantinople, Jan. 8.—The Turks are reported to have made several at tacks in an attempt to' regain Aintab and the French are said to be with drawing to stronger positions prepara tory to a counter attack. Meanwhile heavy fighting is in progress. A Constantinople dispatch of Decem ber 10 said the French had obtained a foothold in Aintab. defeat with several others. J. H. Char ters, of Gras« Range, who whs here dur ing the sixteenth assembly lobbying for that county, was sent here this year as a representative from Fergus county and will father a bill for its creation in the event there appears any possibility of securing any such legislation. The lsmay project was up in the leg islature a -number of years ago but no extensive fight in its behalf has been made recently. Opponents of the division is ts contend that any extensive creation of new coun ties would be contrary to the assembly's announced economy program. They point to the cAst of division, the time which would _ be consumed in the as sembly in their consideration, and claim that it will result in a further increase of tax assessments. The divisionists hold that the legisla ture is a place where the people of all sections should submit their difficulties and that the assembly is in duty bound to asajst them if possible. The senate judiciary committee is ex pected to report either Monday or Tuesday on a large number of the 94 Booth codification bills, and Senator Deaçborn of Musselshell expects to in troduce his blue-sky measure Monday*.