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mu n -Tiiiui) it. VOL. CLXXV. No. 60. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Friday, December 8, 1922 PRICK FIVE CENTS, nninni nr mil I I iirnrnniTW rnn i immn r-1 i it- L r U I ll Li A h L WILL NLLitbbM T rUh iLIUUUH hlbHl " INSIST UPON A ECONOMY URGED AROUSES HOUSE STRONG POLICY BY CABINET MAN TO MUCH TALK Tnniinn nrnmuiw . HA UK iM U ON I Secretary of War Weeks Excitement in National Con- uiiiiiiu u (.minus i French Premier Leaves for Allied Conference at Lon- ' don With Definite Plan for Submission England, Italy and belgium are opposed Think France's Demand Too Radical, and Propose That Former Enemies Make Loan to Germans Paris, Dee. 7 (by the Associated Press). Premier Folncure will leave tomorrow for London to at tend the conrerenco of allied pre miers, which is regarded by many here as the last great effort of thj entente to reach an agreement on -Germany's reparations bill lietoro France sets out independently to Collect in her own way. The meeting is looked upon as in many respects the' most impor lant since the armistice, involving, as it does, the continuanco of friendly co-operation between France and Great Britain. A less er, but none the less important fac tor, is the prevailing; impression ' -that M.Poincare's political existence is at staRe In We policy for which Hho proposed Brussels financial conference stands. French optimism over the make up of the new British government lias given way, lately, to a fueling of pessimism in view of the cer tain definite indications that Pre mier Bonar Law holds to substan tially tho same views on repara tions as did Lloyd George. Although the British have dis closed no stated policy since the resignation of Mr. Lloyd George Premier Bonar Law seems to agree with his predecessors that Ger many should bo given a long mora torium from casli payments, that the total ot the indemnity should be reduced, and that no military measures should be used in at tempts to force Oermany to pay. M. Poincare's much discussed Tlan 6 settlement, is, expected to be placed before the present meet ing, hut it appears that he will re veal it only in its broad outline.-?, reserving tno detailed plan for iht Brussels conference. Must GlYfl.jUwn'iintcMi ., - However, it is learned' thai the following definite propositions, while not constituting the plan, probably will guide the French in their arguments in London: One No moratorium to Ger many without the surrender ot productive guarantees, such as mines and forests. Two Reduction ot the Ger man indemnity to irom forty bil lion to fifty billion gold marks only on condition that there be u parallel reduction in tho French and other allied debts. Three Revision of the per centage of the German payments in favor of France. Franco at present is entitled to 52 per cent, but would claim Great Britain's 22 per cent in return for fixing tin indemnity at tho suggested amount. Four When tho voluntary de fault of Germany is definitely es tablished, or when-Germany refus es to carry out the financial re forms of balancing her budget and stabilizing tho mark, penalties would be imposed. 1 hero would include the extension of the allied occupation ot Ruhr so as to permit a customs eortfon around that territory, and the general admin istration of the Rhineland. On the other hand, the British, nnnlrnfl ntf Ifulv hnlil thnr. It is lise- less to convene tho Brussels meet ing unless there is a clear under standing on certain points, which M. Poincare would leave for con sideration at Brussels. These are the fixing ot a reas onable sum of indemnity and the method of its payment; redistribu tion of tho payments among the allies; cancellation of the allied debts so far as possible without affecting America: methods by which Germany's finances can be restored under allied control, and tho raising of a loan for Germany. ADAMS MANAGER DALLAS Seattle, Wash., Dec. 7. Jack Adams, manager last season of the Seattle Coast Leaguo Baseball club, who was to be traded to the Pittsburgh Nationals for three players, is to manage the Texas league team in Balias. according to advices received here. It was said in a dispatch from Dallas that Pittsburgh had mado a deal by which Dallas would acquire Adams. MOVIR ACTRESS TT.Ti Los Angeles, Dec. 7.Edna Pur viance. screen actress, leading " woman, from Charlie Chaplin, is ill with pleurisy, according to on announcement from her home. Her physicians stated, however, her present condition was not danger ous and they, hoped she would be able to resume work before the camera in two weeks. WEATHER FORECAST Denver, Deo. 7. New Mexico: Friday and Saturday fair south, local snow north portion, some what colder east portion. , Arizona: Friday unsettled, snow north portion, rain southeast por tion; Saturday, partly cloudy, somewhat colder Friday. LOCAL REPORT Conditions for tho twenty-four ours ended at 6 p m. yesterday, recorded by the university: Highest temperature ,'..,.1)6 Lowest 35 Range 21 Mean I.......-....,..'., 45 Humidity at 6 a. m 68 Humidity at 6 p. m...., ...37 Precipitation 0 Wind velocity 10 Direction of wind. . . , , , .Southwest Character o day. Clear Secretary of War Weeks Tells Rivers and Harbors Congress Nation Must Back Important Projects Washington, Dec. 7. Necessity to "concentrate our funds upon the completion of our most important current projects," was emphasized by Secretary of War Weeks in an address tonight at tho concluding session of tho annual rivers and harbors congress, lie assured tho delcgutes that "while harbors ap pear to occupy the greater portion of our energies, we are no less ;og nlzant of tho potential Importance of our great rivers. "Our country nus passed through a crisis," ho explained, and "we are not yet able to look ahead with disregard for the condition of fin ancial stringency which has threat ened us. Many projects of nation al importance are being left un touched because of the present ur gent demand for economies. We are not even maintaining our forces for national defense at the point which Is considered the min imum consistent with security." lie commended the policy of the rivers and harbors congress "of avoiding consideration of local as pects and of studying only from the national viewpoint," and urged its continued co-operation with tho corps of engineers of tho army in this work. Co-ordination of utilization of railways, waterways, highways and even airways, to reduce Industrial costs and obviate shortage of trans portation facilities, was advocated hy Major General W. M. Black, former chief of army engineers. The shortage of freight cars has cost industry greatly, lie said, and threatened, to cause suffering in some communities on account of the small coal supplies, s READY TO TAKE Secretary Hoover Presides at , Meeting in Imperial ' Variey Where Irrigation Corporation Is Planned K Centro. Calif., Dec. 7. Early acceptance by the imperial valley of tho Santa Fe. N. M seven slates pact providing for allocation of waters of the Colorado river ap peared likely today when a confer ence between irrigation district directors and Secretary Herbert Hoover of the I'epurtment ot com merce, ended with opposing fac tions agreeing In prlnclpln on a compromise solution ot tho river tangle. Establishment of a super-Irrigation corporation for the lower basin of the Colorado was present ed as the chief feature of this com promise. Tho proposed corpora tion would be a federal organization similar to a Tnrm loan bank, back ed by a congressional appropria tion of $25,000,00(1 for building a dam at Boulder creek on the Colo rado liver with the corporation's subsequent revenues to be dorivid principally from tho sale of water power. Secretary Hoover explained to the district irrigation board that if the vallev insists upon the $70, 000,000 Swing bill, the states in the upper division of the Colorado basin will ask for $60,000,000 also, and both appropriations probably would be refused. After the conference. Mr. Hoover addressed a mass meeting of citi zens, urging speedy ratification of the Colorado pact recently signed at Santa Fe N. jr. Bidder Who Refused to Ac cept Bond Issue of City Schools Wins in Contest With Board Sueeltil to The Jonrnul Santa Fe, Dec. 7. The American National bank of Oklahoma City won its suit against the board of education of Albuquerque for re turn of a certified check for $8,E0O, which accompanied the bank's bid for the issue of $450,000 of school bonds. The case was tried in the U. S. district court here and was decided late this afternoon. After having been awarded the bonds some time ago, the bank de clined to accept them, acting upon advice of a bond attorney. The board then held the check for $8,. 600 and filed a counter claim for damages. The counter claim was not al lowed. SENATE COMMITTEE TO RESUME PROBE OF GASOLINE PRICES Washington, Dec. 7. Investiga tion of oil and gasoline prices will be resumed next Thursday by the senate manufacturers sub-commit tee, It was announced today by Chairman La Follette. Tho inquiry was begun last summer but It was discontinued wncn congress ad journed in September. Subpoenas are being drawn up, summoning tho heads of some of ihe larger companies, it was said. CALFORNIAN COLORADO PACT OKLAHOMA BANK RECOVERS CHECK ON COURT ORDER Excitement in National Con gress Over Effort to Have Enforcement Budget Cut Down Washington, Dec. 7. An old tlmo liquor fight short but stormy flared up in tho house today during debate on the $115,000,000 treasury supply bill, with its item of $0,000,000 for prohibition en forcement. Starting curlier in tho day, when Representative ;fcigce, republican of New York, a member of the committee which framed tho bill, declared that defiance of the Vol stead law "was so prevalent an to threaten our institutions," it end ed abruptly just after Representa tive Hill, republican of Maryland, a leader in tho .movement fur light wines and beer legislation, had an nounced what ho proposed to offer in the form of amendments when tho prohibition section was reached tomorrow. Meanwhile, friends of prohibi tion, overwhelmingly took one shot after another at thoso who sought to attack tho law and by parliamentary methods cut short Mr. Hill's attempt to connect the prohibition unit in a friendly way with the Ku Klux Klan. In urging congress to givo the statu right to say what alcoholic content would mako wine and beer Intoxicating, Mr. Magee declared it probably would result in a bev erage from pure Ingredients and "the restoration of wholesome re spect for tho law." Declaring tho liquor traffic had thrived on misery until the people handling it. as if It were a serpent, had choked It, Representative Gil bert, democrat of Kentucky, shout ed to the house that he was getting tired on constant attacks on men who were trying to seo that the law was obeyed. Defies Constitution, Claim "So determined and vindictive is i the small minority that it stands lout in open defiance of the consti tution." said Mr. Gilbert, adding jthut ic was bucked by Influential I resources- and that members of the house gave aid and comfort. (Mr. Gilbert asserted that crimec I which flourished in the bar room (days had decreased to tho point I where many jails in rural com imunities were empty. I Half a dozen members were on their feet at t.nee trying to break in With fiuoslions when Mr. Hill, i with six luitiUtes to close tho gen lerat debute, i-xplalncd tho nature ot hit! amendments. I "in the first Place," he shouted tin,-- hubbub. "I sa0 vropose Hint , the house fi-Ike out of the jblll tho. item ot $150,000 for the ! prohibition units' publicity bu reau; that tho sums of from $135,- 000 to SlliU.uuu as nereioiure, shall not be r,ent nereaftcr in open violation of the Volstead law for tho purchaso of bootleg liquor to bo used as evidence; that none of tho government appropriations shall be used to defray tho ex penses of stump speakers sent over the country by the .prohibition commissioner." All the time Mr. Hill was being bombarded With questions as to whether ho was trying to tighten up the Volstead act. "1 shall also propose to lake out ot the appropriation, all funds," he went on, "for legal advisers, spe cial counsel to the prohibition unit, on the ground that its legal force does not know how to construe the law which" exists today. Another amendment provides that no part of the fund shall bu used by the commissioner for propaganda pur poses, In an attempt to defeat members of congress, and fina'Iy, to transfer enforcement of prohib ition from the treasury to tho de partment of justice, where it be longs. Iv ii Klux .Mentioned Mr. Hill declared that anybody connected with the government "who approves the Ku Klux Klan should not receive government funds for law enforcement." When forced to sit down by ex piration of his time, Mr. Hill was ntempting to read an extract from a press bulletin by the prohibition unit's publicity bureau, which said that "the federal prohibition direc tor of Arkansas had reported that tho Ku Klux Klan had organized a campaign against moonshiners." This, he said, was Issued last April and printed. There was another flurry after the bill was taken up, item by item. The word "alcohol" appearing on the list of tho treasury's cleaning supplies, tied the house up again. Representative Blanton, democrat, of Texas, contending benzine was good enough, wanted it substituted but failed. Then ho tried to make it denatured alcohol, and Mr. Hill insisted It should read "non-beverage alcohol." Both proposals were formally put to a vote 'and thrown out, CANDLE TO BURN 18 CENTURIES IN TOMB OF ENRICO CARUSO New York, Dec, 7. A candle of chemically treated beeswax, five feet in circumference at tho base, 16 feet high and weighing ono ton, known as the Enrico Caruso mem orial candle, has been completed in the studios of Antonio Ajello and brother and will bo 'shipped to Pompeii, Italy, within a few days. It cost $3,700 and was made on, the order of an orphan asylum in New York of which Caruso was a generous benefactor. The candle will be placed in the Church ot Our Lady of Pompeii, where Caruso last worshipped. It is expected to last 18 centuries, burning at the suggestion of Car dinal Vanutclll 24 hours on each All Souls Day, November S. AVOMAX GETS DAMAGES Burlington, Vt.. Dec. 7. An award of $465,000 was made today oy the jury which for more than 40 hours had deliberated over the million dollar claim of Mrs. Dorrlt Stevens Woodhouse -against her wealthy parents at law. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse of New York and this city, for the alineatlon of the affections of her husband, Douglas Woodhouse. The case had consumed five weeks in hearing, . i We Want Work, 99 Yell British Outside House ot New Premier f xw , W 4 "Charge" of oue o the unemployed brigades before Bonar Law's That Great Britain's employment problem Is still a serious . no Is In dicated by this photo. Idle work U. S. NAVY PUT INTO ONE UNIT EOR STRENGTH Atlantic and Pacific Fleets Are Combined Under Ad miral H. P. Jones: Eberle Chief of Fighting Force Washington, Dec. 7. Consolida tion of the Atlantic and Pacific fleets Into the "United States fleet" with Admiral H. P. Jones in su preme command, and Vice Admiral E. W. Eberlo au chief of the battle fleet unit, was announced tonight by the navy department. The or ganization, the department said, in volved no change, in any present assignment of shins or .-ttovy tier- iur.ml,' bu.K-ns chiefly fvi ike put- posa ot aneoting a peace time or ganization that could be ' carried Into a war. emergency without change. Under the new plan the Fluted States fleet will consist of the bat tle fleet, composing tho main fight ing strength of the navy prepared ;to engage an enemv fk-ot; the i scouting fleet, the duty of which would be to locate the enemy pre paratory to engagement of the bat. :tle fleet; the. control force, organiz ed to exercise control of the sea after this hurl been obtained 1-y fiction of the battle fleet, and the fleet base forc, intended to sup port the operations of the fighting j forces. The whole organization for pur poses ot administration In peace or I war would be under command of a .single offleer with the rank of ad mlral. no matter how far scattered (its elements might be. IRISH LEADER Sean Hales, Victim of Re prisa!s,'Was Strong Sup porter of the Government and Opposed England Dublin, Dec. 7 (by the Associat ed Press.) Sean Hales, a deputy of the Irish parliament, was shot ana Killed taday ns he was leav ing the OrmofKl hotel for parlia ment, nV-ompanTlkl by Brigadier General Patrick cHjalle, who was sworn in ml a. depuf speaker of tne house TfcsterdayX General O Malle wan seriously -founded, snot in tne heRd Tuid arm. General O'Malla underwent an operation and tonisht was report ed as doing ns well a could be ex pected. An official statement from army headquarters a Porto Bello narracks said that his condition was not critical. " The shooting of the deputy is in fulfillment of a constant thrent. The names not only of the minis ters who ordered the recent execu tions, hut of nil members of the Dail Elreann ' who voted in favor of repressive measures, were pub lished in a black list ami the men were warned that they would be held responsible. Hales was a prominent support er of the government and had been a strenuous fighter ngalnst . the English.' He was one ot Michael Collins closest political friends. He voted for the Anglo-Irish treaty In the Dnll Elreann in January, Sean Hales' brother, Tom, Is one of the chief irregular leaders ami is still fighting against the government. Tom Hales is .the man who is reported to have ac cepted responsibility for the am bush in which Michael Collins met his death'. President - Cosgravo of the Irish cabinet -made the announcement in ths parliament of the assassina tion, rnd Richard Mulcahy, min ister of defense, paid tribute to tho two men. The risk to other members of parliament is serious and even the members for Trinity college have received threatening letters. CHAMPION STEER SOLD Chicago, , Dec. 7. Chenoweth Jock, the grand champion steer at tho International Livestock exposi tion, today was auctioned for $1.25 a pound for Christmas beet. IN PARLIAMENT IS SHOT DEAD men recently crowded Downing street. London, on which Premier Bonar Law's official residence Is TEARNEY GIVEN FULL POWER IN' WESTERN LEAGUE President Is Re-Elected After Submitting Resig nation; Owners Agree to Obey His Rule Louisville, Ky.. Dec. 7 thy the Associated Press). Reaching a de cision to hold their 19 2 3 convention in Chicago provided Commissioner ILandls calls a joint meeting of the (major leagues there' at the same limn tli minor leacuers concluded i their annual meeting here tonight without any more siaruing iruuut or sales bein a made. , Th decision to hold their con tention tfext yent-nttlw wanw-titus as the joint session was thn result of a suggestion by Commissioner Landls, who informed the minor leaguers of his desire to have all baseball leaders together In tho same city at oue time. If tho major IcHguers do not hold a joint session, however, the minors will meet in Nashville, Teun., for next fall's convention. The consti tution ot the association provides that the annual meeting shall be held in a city belonging to n minor league, but this was amended so that thn meeting might be held in Chicago. -The national association adopted resolution condemning the plan of the majors to increase the player limit from forty to fifty. The r.0 playcr limit would permit each big league, club to have at least twenty five men in the minor leagues un der option, This, the minor leaguers contended, would practically give the majors control ot the player market. The major leagues, un- ' dm- i)tn in n iol-.n i i nor n "--oempllt which has five years to run, are allowed to have eight players in the minors under option. With the departure of the major leaguers today, all talk of further sales at record-breaking ju ices van ished. Til,, Cleveland Americans, however, concluded the sale of llteher AValter Mails to the Oak land club ot the Pacific Coast league. Columbus Buys KOnuortliy . Charles Molesworth of Urn Co lumbus. O.. American Association club, announced tho purchaso of William Kenworthy. a second base man, from the Portland, Orrt club. Kenworthy Is under suspension un til 1024 In the 1'aeific Coast league. President Tearney of the West ern and Three J leagues surprised the Western league club owners when he announced his resigna tion. Although bin term of office was not to expire for at least an other year. President Tearney said he was dlFgusted with f.-utional rows and uuslred to Hten out. The Western leaguers, however, de clined to accept the resignation and re-elected him for five vears under a contract that binds them to do exactly ns the president decrees. Under tho, terms of tho new agreement, there shall be no criti cism of President Tearncy's admin istration. Committees' were appointed to consider the disposition . of Jhe Sioux City, la franchise, which will bfi removed, and the sale of the Denver franchise to experi enced baseball men. ThP attend ance situation at Sioux City has forced tho league to seek a new location. These questions will be settled at thn meeting of the West ern league" to be held next month. WOMAN IRRESPONSIBLE FOR ACTS PRECEDING MARRIAGE, SAYS COURT Battle Creek, Mich., Deo. 7. -The supreme court of Wisconsin holds a woman irresponsible for her acts just before marriage, This was set forth In a decision In the case of Mrs. Helen Cald well Coyle Hallock ot Winnelka, 111., who signed nway her rights to her daughter when she sued for a divorce- from Lieutenant Gum ma nner jrwiu D. CoJe..T K. navy, of Boston, a few months before her second marriage. The decree. granted in Calhoun county, had been taken to the sum-erne court on appeal. Because the divine fire had reached her heart and she was in that delirious. Irresponsible period preceding her marriago to the man to whom she had given her heart," tho court decided tho daughter snouiu ne returned to her cus tody, except for two months each year, which the child will spend with her father, , - i -A resilience on Downing street. located, and demanded aid from the new premier in relieving the unemployment. MEET AT TABLE Clemenceau, Proponent of League of Nations, and Lodge, Who Fought It, Are Guests of President Washington, Dec. 7 (by the As sociated Press.) Georges Clemen ceau paid his second visit to the White House today, this tlmo as tho honor guest tit a statu lunch eon tendered by President Hard ing. There he met Vice President Coolidge, Chief Justice Taft, most of the members of the Harding cabinet,, and other officers of t.he federal .,,, government including Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachus etts, as chairman of tho committee on foreign relations. it was the first time the two had met Clemenceau, president ot ,tho Versailles peace conference .mu one oi wiw auuiors ot me pi o posed tripartita agreement for the ditted State:!, Great Britain and France and l,odg leader of the senate majority party when the Versailles treaty was rejected. Clemencciui sat next to the pres ident and devoted his conversa tion principally M the president. Mr. Coolidgo and. Mr. Tuft. Guests who were present said afterwards that the luncheon was informal and tho conversation at times gen eral, but that In tho main it did not touch upon international pol icies. Afii-r the lum-heon, President Harding announced to tho guests that Mr.'. Harding desired to meet tho distinguished visitor, and. leav ing the party, conducted the for mer to the sitting room where Mrs. Harding received him. They chatted for a few minutes Clem menciu expressing the hope that Mrs. Harding would soon be re stored to health and she voicing her ndmiratiou of his long record of achievements in public affairs. ITALY AGREES WITH ALLIES ON POLICY AT LAUSANNE MEET Lausanne, Dec. 7 (by the Associ ated Press). Italy in the negotia tions at Lausanne, Is in full agree ment with the allies." said Premier Mussolini to the Italian correspon dents before going aboard his train for Paris tonight. "What we propose to the Turks is perfectly reasonable. 1 hope the negotiations nre successful. Other wise theiv will be war." Mussolini dined here tonight Willi Lord Curzon and discussed with him the difficulties in the Near Eastern negotiations. MAILS IS RIXKAKKI) Cleveland, Deo. 7. Walter Mails, a left handed pitcher of the Cleve land American leaguo for the past two seasons, was released today to tho Oakland club of the Pacific Coast league. Mails joined the Cleveland team in 1921) and was the deciding factor In tho Indians winning the American league championship that yenr, when he won seven straight games. G. 0. P. LEADERS CALLED TD MEET Executive Committee and . State Senators to Confer With Hugh B. Woodward; on Legislative Program Santa Fe, N. M.. Dec. 7. Repub lican State Chairman Hugh E. Woodward has issued a call for a conference of members of the re publican state executive, commit tee and republican state senators to meet at republican headquar ters In the Catron building Ht 2 p. m., Monday, December 11, to con sider matters of importance to the republican party and proposed and prospective legislation which will come before tho jlext regular ses sion ot the state legislature. RIVAL THINKERS WHITE 0 WITH CHARIN GUARANTEES TO FRANCE NEEDED TO BRING PEACE Speakers at International Chautauqua Lecturers' Meeting Say Move Is Needed to Aid Business . Washington, lice. 7. World problems economic and political had a dominant place in tho dis cussion at tho lecturers' confer ence on public opinion and world peace, which was convened here today by tho International Lyceum and Chautauqua association. Vari ous solutions were advanced, with some of the principal speakers contending that a guarantee to France against possible German aggression was tho first essential step in getting tho nations of the world back on tho road to normal commercial relations. Tho view of M. Clemenceau, for mer French premier, on this sub ject will be presented to the con ference tomorrow in tin- only ad dress the distinguished French vis istor is to deliver during his four days' stay in Washington. President Harding, in a letter of welcome read at the opening of tho conference, expressed the wisli that this beginning "might point tho way towards a now ad vance Into tho light of under standing, by which alone we would safely lay our course in such times as those "in which we live." He de clared the conference suggested "a certain parallel to the intellectual nioviments in which the universi ties of Europe were founded and tho rcnewance of learning, and humane In its beginnig." Tho guarantees for France were first suggested to tho conference by Harold G. Moultoti. professor of political economy at Chicago university, and emphasized in an address by Kdward K. Flleuo of Boston, former president' of the Chambir of Commerce of the I'niteil States. Mr.. Moultori was discussing the necessity for the balancing of national budgets, and contended that this could not be accomplished until there was world ilU-.'irnianient. Asserting that the road to dis armament obviously was through Paris, Mr. Moulton said this coun try must recognize that unless and until France was given some sort of "genuine assurance." that she was not to be left to tho tnorcy of a "revengeful" Germany, that there would be no general reduc tion of 'military expenditures ir. Europe. "This involves," he added, "eith er an alliance between England, tlm cnlted States and France, or soiue kind of association of nations in which the former ene my powers, as well as the United States, 'shall bo represented. Mr. Fileue suggested an agree ment for an economic boycott on condition flint Great Britain, Italy and the other powers give France "tho necessary guarantee!) re quired to bring about European tranquility." Governor of Mississippi Tes tifies Miss Birkhead Said She, Would "Ruin"' State Hospital Head Oxford. Miss., Dec. 7 by tho As sociated Press.) Bringing to a cli max u day crowded with tense eq uations, Lee M. Russell, governor of Mississippi, proclaimed from tho witness stand in federal district court his innocence of charges of seduction and other wrongs made by Miss Frances Uirkhcad, sten ographer and with dramatic em phasis; declared tho charge "false as can be." "If Miss Birkhead was In the of fice of tho lieutenant governor, it was with sonjo one besides Lee M. Russell, because I was not there at the time," he declared. Governor Russell was called as ono of the first witnesses for the defense after counsel for Misa Hirkhend, who is suing for $100, 000 damages, rested their case to day. He was still on the witness stand, under cross examination, when court adjourned. Governor Russell, in answer to a question as to whether ho had authorized a compromise, de clared: "It is a deliberate falsehood and she knows It." Miss llirkhead had testified that Governor Russell told her that he had authorized Theodore O. Bilbo and one er two others of his friends to effect a settlement with her. Miss Birkhead was nn the wit ness stand under cross examina tion most of the morning. She ad mitted that during the campaign for the governorship in 1919, she informed Oscar Johnson, who was opposing Mr. Russell for the gu bernatorial nomination, of alleged wrongs, and Karl Brewer, former governor of Mississippi and a polit ical opponent of the governor, of the wrongs she alleges. She ex plained, however, she did this be cause they nre lawyers and she was seeking advice and counsel. Governor Russell repeated his previous testimony that when he first met Miss Birkhead she made charges against Dr. Henry Bos well, superintendent of tho state tuberculosis sanitarium at Magee. where she formerly was employed, similar to thoso she mado against him. Dr. Boswell testified that Miss Birkhead had threatened to "ruin" him because ho demanded her res ignation ns stenographer at the sanitarium. SIICCRUK MEETS IXORES New York, Dec. 7. Johnny Shugrue, who beat the veteran Willie Jackson in a recent bout in Jersey City, has been matched to meet Ellno Flores. Philippine lightweight in the 12-round semi final to the Charley While-Ritchie Mitchell bout here December 15. THREATS WERE IDE TO OTHER IN RUSSELL IDAHO SENATOR SAYS UN11ERG1 DE ROADS WILL' HURTJIS STATE Declares Separation of Two Pacific Systems Will Re move Last Vestige of Competition UNION PACIFIC HEAD WANTS CHANGE MADE Judge Robert Lovett De clares It Is Essential for the Best Interests of En tire Country Washington, Dec. 7. Opposing arguments on tho advisability of separating the Southern Pacific and Central Pacifio railroads were again put before the Interstate Commerce Commission today, where there is pending an applica tion to keep the two roads together, notwithstanill g a supreme court decision ordering their divorce. Senator Gooding, republican ot Idaho, declared the dissolution al ready decreed would "blast the hist hopes ot the people of my state'' for sufficient and competitive rail road service while Judge Robert Lovett, chairnwtn of the board of the Union Pacific system, insisted that interest.! of the entire country required their tinmerging. Th0 Southern Pacific, with its own southern trans-continental route, would always discriminate, against the Central Pacific's north ern line in disposing of traffic. Judge Lovett asserted. Tho Union Pacific, he declared, had entered the case because the development of the northern line was vital to It. as well as to all trans-continental shippers. He likewise characterized the Southern Pacific application to re tain control ot the Central system ns an Important "recall ot supremo court decisions" and nn unptece dented attempt to nullify a final Judicial ruling, Fred 11. Wood, counsel for thu Southern Pacific company, cited previous statements of Judgo Lovett which he intimated, show ed that the witness had favored, thi association ot the Southern nn-1 Central systems. .Tudg Lnvf!tt in sisted there was no discrepancy u thsr view ft. Senator Gooding's stand in favor of a continued merger of tho twr companies was- based. )m said, on tho ground that Idaho has to en dure a, complete rnonnpoly of transportation in the hands ot the Union Pacifio and its subsidiaries. Freight rates were the highest in the country in consequence, ho as serted, and the only hope left to shippers in thp territory was that the Southern-Central cistern somo day might build through and com pete with the Union Pacific. Tho Central Pacific, if separated, he de clared, would bo frown Into asso ciation with the Union Pacific. Traffic associations in the middle west, led by tho Chicago Associa tion of Commerce, also put on sev eral technical witnesses today to support their view that the su preme court's separation decree should be put Into effect against the Southern-Central combination. HAYES CLAIMS MAN WAS FORCED TO MAKE CHARGE AGAINST HIM New Brunswick, N. J., Dec. 7. Threats of physical injury and co ercion compelled Raymond Schnei der to accuse Clifford Hayes of tho murder of the Rev. Kdwarit Hall and Mrs. Kieanor Mills, hi choir singer, Walter C. Sedan, counsel for Schneider, charged in court today during thu latter's trial for perjury. Five witnesses were heard at tha trial today. Thrco testified that Schneider signed the statement in their presence and denied that co ercion was being used In obtaining his statement. Hayes was in court throughout the trial but was not called. Schneider will take tho stand to morrow. MAIN EVENTS OF DAY IN WASHINGTON Washington, Dec. 7. -Clemen- , ceau was guest of honor at a While House luncheon. Augmented work makes revamp ing of the government's Judicial or ganization advisable, Attorney General Daugherty declared In his annual report. Tho house took up th first of the twelve annual supply measures thB territory appropriation bill carrying $3,000,000 for prohibition enforcement. Enactment of legislation clari fying the transportation act in re gard to proposed regulations o railroads was urged by the Inter state Commerce Commission. Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood report ed to have decided to remain in the Philippines as governor general and to decline the offer to becoma provost at tho University ot Penn sylvania. Substantial progress was made by the senate commerce committee in its consideration of tho adminis tration shipping bill, and it ap peared likely that the measure would be reported to the senate Saturday. Appropriations of $j00,000 for th prosecution of war frauds and $5,000,000 for another treaty pay. inent of Colombia were carried in the supply bill for the depart ments of state and justice reported by the house appropriations com mittee. Senator Gooding Idaho, beforo the Interstate Commerce Commis sion, opposed separation of tho Southern and Central Pacific sys--tenis. Judge Robert S. Lovett, chairman of the Union Pacific board of directors, urjd dissolu tion ot the merger.