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THE TT TT lART'FORD HERALD I i ! 7 Subscription $150 Per Year, in Advance -; " com, ttnti t foity Wtm, h iw f in htm, imUnn i All Kinds Job Printing Neatly Exr.c.vted ' 47th YEAR. HARTFORD. KV., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, IH21. NO. 83 tBIM REJECTS PEACF5 . BRITAIN STANDS FIRM -Lloyd George Denies Demand That Right of Secession ' Be Recognized London, Aug. 14. Eamonn de Valera, leader of the Irish Republl-' ari, has refused to accept the pro-! posals of the British Government. ....... f-f .h",?S thelribaU.theJ ,brln.f- iub iuuui ui peace m ireiina. tig declares that the .conditions sought, to be imposed constitute lntyrfer-1 ence In Irish affairs . and control which cannot be permitted. j On the other .hand Premier David 'Lloyd George has Informed Mr. de Valera tha t there can be no com pro-j mlse on the question of the right of Ireland to secede from her v allegi-' ance to the King. ' The Premier tells Mr. de Valera that the conditions of the proposed settlement contain no desire on the part of Great Britain for British ascendancy over Ireland or the Im- , - , palrment of Ireland a national Ideals. .1 Irish people," says the Premier, "an opportunity such, as never' has 'dawned in their history before. We have made them in a sincere desire to achieve pence, but beyond' them we cannot go." Negotiations Left Open Mr. Lloyd George leaves open the door for possible further negotia tions with Mr. de Valera by saying that the Government will discuss the . application of the principles of Its offer whenever acceptapce of the principles is communicated to him. Simultaneously with the making public of the correspondence be-; tween Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. de , -,.0 , by Sir James Craig, the Ulster lead er, was published; This note, after , , . , , , . . , . 1orl a rill cr ilia Invattv ef tVn nann a I"""' V "Vder such a handicap of internal fric-,"1 Ulster to the empire, declares that in the interest of peace 'they consented to the establishment of a Parliament In Northern Ireland and now are -carrying out their part of that com pact, while the Southern Irishmen "have chosen to repudiate the Gov ernment of Ireland act and press Great Britain tor wider powers." - It adds that to Join In such pres sure would be repugnant to the peo ple of Northern Ireland. The note declares that Ulster's acceptance of an Invitation to meet the Government In conference holds good, but that no meeting between Mr. de Valera and Sir James Is possi-! ble until De Talera recognizes that Northern Ireland will not submit to any other authority than' the King and Parliament, and admits "the . .. . . I prlvileges of the Parliament and London. Auk. 13. Official lleht'come a sister dominion In the great on the sta'tus of the Irish-negotla-1 lions was given by the Government tor the first time today in the form ot a letter written by Gen. Jan C. Smuts, the South African premier, to Eamonn de Valera. the Irish Re publican leader. This letter,' dated August 4. re veals that Premier David Lloyd George offered the twenty-six Sinn Fein counties "complete dominion status, subject to certain etrateglc safeguards." ' . It also showed by the text of the letter that Sir James Craig, the Ul- ater Premier, ha refused to nego- tlate with Mr. de Valera, and that Ulster Is standing firm for retaining Iier present government. General Smuts, however, urged the. Republican to accept the dom - inlou status and ' leave Ulster to 1 What was contained in Mr. De Va Joln the South In her own time, as Sera's letter t othe Premier remains he believed that "through the sue-! a mystery. Some of the newspapers cessful running ot .the Irish State and the pull of ecoubmlc and peace-i tul forces" Ulster eventually would be brought into line. "The British Prime Minister," wrote General Smuts ln the course "of his long letter, "offers a complete dominion status to the twenty-six counties, subject to certain strategic safeguards which you are asked to agree to voluntarily as a free inlnlon. It - is tar more than do-, was offered the Transvaal and the Free State." v - I Force la Rejected General 8m uts in the letter as- 'sorted be bad been desirous of help- log along an Irish settlement, but there existed an. impasse which he did not know at (he time how to get over. , , This, he said, was that both Sir James Craig, the. Ulster Premier, and Mr. De Valera were equally lm- movable in their positions, the for- mer maintaining that Ulster would not consent to a change fronv her present status and the Republican, leader Insisting that Ulster come ' under a United Ireland constitution. "Force as a solution of the prob lem," continued General Smuts "is (d(j Va,erM) nd ., n,g (Cralg.s) , pramliM.- The process of arriving at an agreement will, therefore, take ., I'lUC. . General Smuts explained that for this aa mew ti A nnnaM V a rtr 1 t . . ... . be no further use. at this stage of;. aasa i vhruh u w wuaiuvavu aw wvuiu the negotiations, and therefore, was going home. Impooslble To Satisfy Any solution on the lines of Ul ster coming Into an Irish State was foredoomed to failure at the present he declared, as Ulster would not n (rpaa ,n thla urA .n 11 1 1 nAt ha fATA. eJ , General Smuts urged Mr. de Valera to leave Ulster alone at pres- lul uiiu uiik.caiiato i i a lies wit- ... ..... ... stitutlon for the remaining tWenty- ; six counties of Ireland, "and through , " the successful running or the Irish State and the pull of economic and peaceful fcea eventually bringing Ulster in ihat State." "As ' I said before," reiterated General Smuts, " - don't consider one single, clean cut solution of the l Irish' question possible at present." i . Ulster Not to Enter -' General Smuts in the course of his letter said: "I believe it is in the interest of Ulster to come in, and that the force of the community pf interests will over a period of years become so great and compelling that Ulster ,in it akbd) 9 aia . 4in T..iai i State. o XT will .Iia MnaAnf now to come in. but even If she does vukv win win duo nut Luuaciih . . . . . . . s,iio lliou J itt ID vv lit. a ivnii wets v uu- ' tlon and discordance that the result ntow wall Ka a falliiM sinsta mnA Good Enough for Others I "What is good enough for other ! nations surely ought to be good, i enough for Ireland, too. For Irish- I men to say to the world that they cannot be satisfied with the status ot the great British dominions would be to alienate all that sympathy which has so far been the main sup- port of the Irish cause. "Such an offer by the British Prime Minister, who, unlike his predeses- sors, is in a position to deliver the goods, is an event of unique 1m- portance. ! V "It Is'far more than was offered to the Transvaal and the Free States who fought for freedom ln one of the in the, history of Great Britain and one which reduc- , .. , . . . . . meir mue peoples iu ruins. "If you will accept, you will be- circle of equal States, who will stand beside you and shield you and pro- tect your rights as If these were their own rights, and any questions that you and the British Government may have, will be for the Imperial Conference to decide. This Is the natural ' and constitutional practice ot dominion freedom." Pollcy Cliauge Shown Mr. Lloyd George's secretary gave the letter to the newspapers this at- tarnoon after a long cabinet meet-; 'lug. This Is take as a change of policy, and that It apparently was Issued to bring the pressure of pub-J He oponion to bear on the Sinn Fein, although heretofore It has been said both parties were maintaining ence to avoid eniDrassassment oy partisan discussion of their courses. maintain ttat the Republican leader clings to his demand for a republic wnne others are confluent mat ne Albert W. Burns, twenty-seven, of e, bove 82 P effective Jan merely, asked tor a further leglsla- Oakland. Calif., was fatally Injured 1. 1921. tlon of Jhe Ooverumeufi policy. ! when ,a the flm ,sp of twenty.flv 1 Repeal ot all forms of transports - ' mile race at the Fair Grounds bere'tlon axe. effective January 1, 1932, K1XG PETER DYIXQ Washington, Aug. 15. The condlr . tlon of King Peter, of Serbia, con'waa broken and he died enroute .to tluues to be very serious and he still a ts unconscious, according to a mes-j sage today from 'Belgrade to the Serbian legation here. Physicians stated the condition of the aged raon- area's lungs were bad and the mes- saga Indicated little if any hope was held for the patient's recovery. PREMIER BfiMND FRENCH ' ' DEIMES' HEAD Congress is Asked to A propri ate $200,000 for Disarma ment Conference Washington, Aug. 15. The hope of American officials that the ', dis armament conference will be a dipto- i matlc conclave of the first order was r rm. ,u frmed ,Ut." e'a'traen.t . that duo nuuiu icnu rremier Ansiiae I ... . , .. .' . 6 of diplomatists. . . . iuo decision is expected nere to .... ut"- ... . . mo ui uiuer yuwrrs. Testing me gathering with extraordinary signi ficance and giving it much of the plenary authority that was possessed by the council of '.'heads of states" at I Versailles. The French notification came In the form of a message from Premier Briand himself. It was the first for mal acceptance to be received from any of the invited nations. Meantime. thA AHmlntatratlnn preparation of. its own part in the Annfunn.o .... i, ....... l . . ' t SPnt to rnmrrPfl. for in nnnrnnr at nn . '. pay expenses of the American rep resentatives and of a Secretariat-general. The estimate was taken under consideration in the senatev ' The 8i m fixed In the request and the data accompanying It apparently disposed of any expectation that this government would pay expenses of any of the visiting delegations. MR AXO MRS. J. H.. THOMAS ItETUIlX TO HEAVER DAM auu mra. j amen n. i nomas. umw uccu icaiulUK IU AKfUn. Phl' ,or the Past months. a v m rii uriiHii in liHRtRr iu m vv nun . - ' l a i v m . . -ruu jr- """a. was empioyea, M. 'Neil Co., as receiving i 1 ClOTX. This position he has resigned and Is now in the employ of the I Ilnnva Tn m Til n 1 H 111 r - u r,.u,uB v,. , "V . J"" 'n"'a were weU Plca.8ed w'tn the North in ma"y re- ani1 made some warm friends uc' - Hn. .Uknl. U 2 1 L .. - 1 1 1 . yei ,a mtle "agnated In business, is a j r wide-awake progressive city, I But the tnink there u no P'ace like 01d Kentucky and Ohio County ana are lad to be at home again. Tiieir aaugnter and son-in-law, Mr. nnd Mrs. M. L. Duvall. remained i In Ak.nn U. 1 w,,cn, no 4,n. luuuan "T1,e kl,ls are maklnK good." 'Mrs. Duva11 u nea1 Iady ln Department ' ul l,,B lu- " "eal pariment Store. Mr. Duvall is timekeeper at the Firestone Rubber pfant. $1,000,000 OIL FIRE FINALLY PUT OUT Philadelphia, Aug. 15. A fire at the Point Breeze oil works of the Atlantic Refining Company, In which J five men were killed and nearly a score Injured, was finally extinguish- ed early today after a battle of more 'than 24 hours by virtually the en- 4lre city fire department. Five tanks, each containing 20,- 000 barrels of oil, four "agitator" tanks, with a capacity of 4,000 bar- rels each, three pump houses and a number of pipe lines, were destroy- cd. The loss Is estimated at 1 1.000.- 000. The cause of the blaze '.been' determined. j sll-hheAKS SPEED RECORD, has IS KILLED OX "TRACK Toledo, O., Aug. 15. Less than half an hour after he had broken the world's dirt track motorcycle reCord with side car forgone niilu. cov er,1g ,he dIgtl,nce in 61 2.3 iP(.onds 1 yesterday, a fellow rider crowded hi forcing bis machine, to skid and! trash through a fence. Burns' neck hospital. . . . ., . Fxtonsi 'e rer!rs have recently' been completed to the building on M:vn Strec rrcupied by-Carson Co. The Lalcony erected in the nia'n at ue loom add- greatly to its attnc- tlvcn.'M ftiul U t great convenience t 4 C 0. P. REVISES .. 1913 TAX LAW Manufacturers' Levy and Ll- cense on Soft Drink Ven dors Are Approved Washington. Aug. 13. Revision of the 1918 tax law was completed today by Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee ..... i. aaopuon oi tnese, addition ! chane: Ttanool nf tl-o ...... . j ....... u.u TAMCB9 auu U4I PlDe line transportation taxes effective January 1, 1922. Imposition of a license tax of $10 "on venders of soft drinks, effective on enactment of the bill I Substitution of a manufacturers tax or 12 cents gallon on cereal beverages (near beer) for the pres ent levy of 15 per cent, effective on 1 enactment of the bill. Tax On Manufacturer I Imposition of a 5 per cent tax on t h P fill! mnnilfnAtllVniHi' .nllU. 1 - ... . .. v.. P lo"w'" """lea if sold by uie manufacturers at levels In pt- ?!f9 f thos "I""": '"6s' o.ou per square yard: trunks $30 each; valises, traveling bags, sultca?(l!. .hntboxes used by travelers and fitted toilet cases $15 each; purses, pocketbooks, shopping and hand bags $4 each; portable lighting fixtures. Including lanrps of all kinds and shades, $10 each; fans $1 each, and house or smoking coats or Jackets and bath or lounging robes, $3 each. . These taxes also would become ef fective on enactment of the bi!l. Announcing completion of their work, members of the committee said they believed the bill as agreed nn wmilrl nrA1 msm rn f o nnn Ann ntkA n;-n.. mated at the White House 't conference , t Xueida itloliuil vail woulH uetl r J ' Expect PaKsitKe S'lturdny Thp itill n finntlv lrafta.l h. tha Pmnmi,.BO Ua ' " nnM , "! . of Renulj!ican lender8i and passed next Saturday after two davs o( genera, eb.lte nnd tWQ d g. ' glderatlon of amendmentg under te flve-minute rule, From the House It will go to the Senate, where the Financs Commit tee will consider It during the pro posed congressional recess with a view to reporting it to the Senate when Congress reconvenes, prolmly I.ile iu September. ' With the removal of the express nnd oil pipe lino taxes the committee eliminated all of the transportation taxes. No change was made, how ever, in the levies on telegraph, tele phone, cable and radio messages, this section ot the old law remaining in force. i Replaces Luxury Levies The manufacturers' tax of 5 per i cent on carpets, trunks and other! articles is designed to replace the so called luxury levies now in force. including those on wearing apparel, but the plan now Is to continue those taxes, collected and paid to the Government by the retailers, until January 1, despite the fact that the manufacturers' tax would become ef fective upon enactment of the bill. The license tux on vendors ot soft ! drinks Is a new levy, exclusive of the manufacturers' tax on syrups used at fountains and on bevern irps. parhnnntpfl unfermented wa ters or i beverages or other soft drinks sold not In containers. Besides the changes agreed on to day the bill as It will be presented will contain, members said, these provisions: Repeal of the excess profits tax and an Increase lu the Income tax on corporations from. 10 to 15 per cent, wltn 'he $2,000 exemption retained effective January 1, 1921. Repeal of the income surtax brack- fcxcnir.tlomi Aio RaUsI An Increase from $2,000 to (3,500 ln n exemption to married meu having aq annual net Income of $5,000 orless, effective January 1, ,1921. An Increase In the exemption to heads of families on account of de- pendents to $400 for each depend- ent, Instead ot $300 as at present, effective January 1, 1(31. Exemption from tax of .the first $300 of Income received by Individ-' ualj iror.i Investments In building and loan associations, effective Jan uary 1, 1921. Repeal of the tax on fountain drinks and Ice cream and the sub stitution of a flat tax of 10 cents a gallon on all fountain syrups, to be palll direct by the manufacturer or maker, effective upon enactment of the bill. Repeal of the stamp taxes on per fumes, extracts, tooth paste and toilet preparations and proprietary medicines and the substitution of a manufacturers' tax of 5 per cent on the sale prices, effective on the en actment of the bill. Substitution of a manufacturers' tax of 2 cents a gallon for the pres ent 10 per cent on the sale price of unfermented Juice beverages, and carbonated waters or beverages or others soft drinks sold in containers, effective on the enactment ot the bill. Candy Taxes Reduced A reduction In the manufacturers' tax on candy from 5 to 3 per cent, the manufacturers' taxes' on furs from 10 to 5 per cent and on sport ing goods from" 10 to 5 per cent and the levy on art and art works from 10 to 5 per cent effective on the en actment of the bill. Imposition of . a manufacturer's tax of 3 cents a gallon on certain classes of grape Juice and 2 cents a gallon on other classes, in lieu of the present tax of 10 per cent on the!,n"'"B3- The loI,e Yankee run m manufacturers' selling prices, effec- five on enactment of the bill. The levying of 5 cents a pound on when "enger, short stop, attempt carbonic acid gas sold to manufac- i lns to ti:li him oK third base' fum- turers of carbonated gases effective on enactment ot the bill. T.IEST SCORES KAILl'KK TO HONOR .SOLDIER DE.I Owenshoro, Ky Aug. 16. "It is shameful," FatTier E. F. Fitzgerald said Sunday from the pulpit of St. Paul's Catholic church, "the way our soldiers who gave their lives for their country are being sent to their graves here with scarcely a tear for them except thos,? their nearest rela tives shed." He was addressing his congrega tion bunoay morning on arrange ments for the funeral of Private Joseph B. Cravens, Daviess County hoy who made the supreme sacrifice for his country in the great war and whose body has been brought home from France, where the lad fell wounded on the field of battle and later died in a military hnspltKl. "We have not been paying proper rp,nect to nur soldier dead. We sent I them away with cheers. The first tn rntiini u-Aru i.nooii.l i.i.f n, no n J WMO fc, nre goinK to tlC,ir ,.,gt rtst. ing places In our cemeteries with on-1 clock. It was n very rretty exhiM ly a handful of mourners' beside !ol oMiall until it was marred by their caskets. Let us awake and ! t!lP fil,!l' disagreement In the ninth, pay to our soldier dead the respect : In that frame with the score 3 to I they are due and the honor we''" favor of Island. Marshal Barium, should be glad to bestow." ! of the Peavers, lined a swift cn? . I down the left field foul line, with : HARTFORD MAX CHOSEN MILLERS' SECRETARY Oklahoma millers, at a special meeting hfld in the Huckins "hotel Saturday uight, named A. W. Ben nett, formerly inunuger of the Kan- ms Flour Mills company at Anthony, ; a' viewed by the snectntors. On nc Kansas, secretary of the orgunlzu-, ('nt of the lateness of the hour and tlon und authorized him to establish i "'-e fa0' that the two tenris were px headquarters In Oklahoma City lm- pected to clash again the next day. mediately. T. C. Thatcher Is presi- dent of the association. According to officers of the asso-1 The game scheduled between the elation, the organization has not been wine teams to be played at Hartford functioning properly for a long time. ! Sunday wai called off on account of due rrlnclpally to the fact that It had raln no executive secretary who could de-1 . vote his entire time to the Interest ot Provo ., M,.H(Miry ,rlea r0Iu.,. the organization. The selection of ; 8long Saturday a' Provo. resulting in Bennett for this place is expected to a t,.oro of , tJ c , favor of lh(J But. result in greatly increased activity. n jieg, Oklahoma City Exchange. j Mr. Bennett is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bennett, of this pluce, and la well known and popular here. He and his wife and daughter spent sev eral weeks here this summer. Their many friends here will be glad to hear ot Mr. Bennett's continue?! suc cess lu the West. "T-'OTT-iTiaTClIEIl I MUs Helen Gott, of Hartford, R 5, and Mr. Lovlt Bratcher, of Mc- Henry, were united In marriage at the County Court Clerk's office, Mon- day morning. Rev. Russell Walker officiating. Mr. William Johnson visited him I ion, Mr. John Johnson, and family here last week. HOSE MO SEES , BOTH mm OUT Louisville Southpaw finds Van kee Sluggers Eas; Yanks Beaten 3 to I Louisville, Ky Aug. 15. Before one of the largest crowds ever to see a baseball game here, the New York Americans were defeated 3 to 1. by the Louisville American Association club today. The baseball park which holds twelve thousand people, was crowded to the utmost while hun dreds were turned away from the park gates for lack of accommoda tions. Babe Ruth, the Yankee slugger and champion home run hitter failed to get a hit In tour trips to the plate. Ernie Koob, southpaw of the Louis ville team, struck the king of swat ters out in the first inning, and at the close of the game Tommy Long, like wise a southpaw, also struck him out. Ruth hit to the infield and was aa easy out at first base on his other two times at -bat. Not only did Ruth fail to hit safe ly, but his teammates were little j more successful. None got a hit for the first seven innings. Their three i hits came in the eighth and ninth i in tue last rrame wnen iiommui dou- bled, took third on a hit, and scored nieu a nail turown by nrst baseman, Kirke. Louisville used three pitchers and .-.!! together they struck out nine Yankees. Ruth, although he failed to hit the ' i rxrd in the game, slammed it i over the fence once in batting prac tice while the fans cheered him. A large crowd greeted the New York team ou their arrival here early today. The team left tonight for Indianapoli.s, without Ruth, who will remain with friends. He will Join his teammates tomorrow In Indianapolis. Batteries: New York Quin. Fer- ! guson and Devormer. Hoffiran; j Louisville Koob, Estell. Long and I Meyer, Kocher. DIAMOND Dl'ST Beaver Dam nnd Island crossed hats at the former place Saturday afternoon and the result was what the boys would call a "dog fall." . "'a g uue was lute in Ktaniug on ac- 1 con ii t fif r;i ill nnd the ft'qion U"' j , concluded until about seven o'- ! man on first and one on second. Barnes pulled up on third, the two runners la ndvunfe having reached home. The umpire was understood to have ruled that the ball w;is fair nnd then to have changed Yi deci sion. Undoubtedly it was very clove, 'the question was not pressed definitely settled. Beaver Dam will play Provo at the litter place next Saturday and th Beavers will stack up against the Anglo-American Mill team, of Ow enshoro, at Harlford on Sunday. KISIUXG PARTY The following parties left, yester day for Ketley'a Camp on Rough river, where they will spead about a week fishing: Mr. and Mrs. J. Caa- key Bennett, son, Oscar, and Mr. and Mrs. Hlnton Leach, of this city; Mr. Herbert Porter, Beaver Dam: Mr. rnd Mrs. Homer Mllligan and three children, of Owensboro; Mr.' and Mrs. Robert Rowan and daughter. Rosamond, of Live rArthurMilligaB. pi L.NoCreok..