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1 'ISP What you are is more Important than what you've got. VOL. 131 NO. 128. Members of parliament -known to W, f1. Oinn T?«)n w»re'a .. dti' 1 Building* is Guarded as Never Before With Expert Marksmen at Every Point With. Orders to Shoot to Kill. HOT. TO ENTER-BUILDING Little Irish Town Burned Down as Reprisal for Massacre of Sixteen Police Ambushed by Sinn Fein. -*JL Wv [By Wefbb MJIler, United Press Staff Correspondent.] LONDON, Nov. 30.—British official dom moved today In fear of a second Guy Fawkes plot to blow up the houses of parliament. While government offices function ed as usual, the work was transacted behind a screen of guards and only in the presence of persons who had proven their identity and their loyalty to the government. In the houses of parliament many plain clothesmen circulated with the crowds. They were expert marksmen, ready for action. These sentries oc cupied every point of vantage in all government buildings, but particu larly the houseks^of parliament. They were ordefed to shoot "ifriteiir if any emergency arose. state warned by outsiders to remain away today of many officials of the from the buildings. This was taken. Da»l The warning was disregarded by 'ment, but evidence is accumulating to all the Sinn Fein sympathisers. They Although no fires of consequence slaughter of sixteen black and tans occurred last night, the guard here at Kilmichael, were accepted here as was strengthened and additional the work of men who regarded them squade went on duty in Liverpool, selves as dairying on a legalized war. Southampton and at other ports. For The Sinn Feiners who surrounded some reason it was believed plotters the two police lorries at Kilmichael, were especially anxious to cripple killing all but one of the patrol, wore British shipping. A strong guard uniforms and steel helmets, according was organized in Glasgow also. to dispatches today. This was re- An incendiary bomb in the ware-' garded as an attempt to conform to "bouse district here last night caused, the regulations of civilized warfare, trifling damage. Never before 1n any such attack have ?v the Sinn Feiners appeared in uni- Immediate Reprisals. itorms. DUBLIN, Nov.. 30. Smouldering ^mong documents pointing to a ruins- in the neighborhood of Mac-1 declaration room today marked the funeral rites of sixteen police murdered in am-1Jounlal tion resulted in the burning of cot-: -tages, creameries and other build- Si lngs- securely hidden, poured a solid leaden fire into the lorries. The roundup of Sinn Fein leaders continued uninterrupted today. Ac- 0f decree tivity here was marked Jast night by! Sentiment in York against the raids on the newspapers as well as bout is thought to fUnited Press Leased Wire Service.] NEW YORK, Nov. 30.—James P. Kelly, 72, wealthy rancher, who travelled from Argentina to Boston just to vote for Harding, is on the Vestris, bound for South America, and hopes to exchange wireless greetings with the president-elect. the Sinn Fein bank. ^promoters to look to foreign fields for The Freeman's Journal was re- an emergency site. I TELEGRAPHIC TABLOIDS FROM FAR AND NEAR Some Short and Snappy Items Which Make News Wire Sparkle. Only Three Jobs. CLEVELAND, Ohio, Nov. 3.—It looked like a riot until the police found that the several hundred citi zens were applying at the city hall for three jobs as whiskey testers. Full of Hope S CHICAGO. Nov. 80.—Here's a man with loU oT hqjge. Harry Greengard m. 'f.' 'tV isiw posted to have been fired after nl formed men searched the editorial rooms. Much damage was done to the Irish Times building, where the staff' was surprised by coldlers. y.: Ready for Outbreak*. LONDON, Nov. 30.—London's con stabulary reserves were ordered in readiness for service today in case of further Sinn Fein outbreaks here. The reserves were organized during the war but have been inactive since the armistice. It was believed they will be used for patrol duty in caee it appears neoessary to police same sections of the city mope thoroughly. State of W*it IjONON, Nov. 30.—That the Sinn Fein parliament has formally declared of war with England was the lr^°®ce- by many to mean that a Guy Fawkes The Irish office has no plot was hatching, its instigators! ®a"on that war has^been d«*lared by desiring to save their friends. Eireiaim. the Sinn Fein parlia- Indicate that such a step had been took part in the sessions as usual taken. and without a sign of nervousness. Backed by that formal declaration The Liverpool fifes and the threat Sinn Fein forces have leaped to a of incendiarism in London, was re- renewal of the attack on British forc flected today in a great rush for fire ®s here, and in Ireland. insurance. Lloyd's reported an un- The Dublin mufrders, the attacks on. precedented demand for policies. .police patrols culminating in the war was a Dail Eireann prated in the Freeeman's ln bush last Sunday night. I physicians that British soldiers Immediate reprisals on the popula- Dublin. It instructed ded in action" should be cared May Meet in England. Word here was that Sir Hamar putted Press Leased Wire Service.] Greenwood, chief secretary for Ire- YORK, Nov. 30.—Jack Demp-: land, did not propose to check the I Georges Carpentier may meet police too severely in punishing Sinn :for the worid'a Feiners for the ambuscade. 'land* according to the latest stories. I Reports df the ambush today said pr'0moter Tex Rickard admits the that from eighty to one hundred men D0Sgibll.ity championship in Eng-j and Jack Kearns, manager the chanipion, says he will not ob- to making ocean *. *•?•£$ mm the trip across vri_v thp ha fi )rf leased a building for ten years and inserted a clause which gave him the right to sell liquor "if the eighteenth amendment is repealed." No Shimmying. EVANSTON, Hi., Nov. 30.—Dances, will be allowed at Northwestern uni-: versity hereafter providing the chaperon certifies after the dance that there was no shimmying. Drunken Pigs. SANTA ROSA, Calif., Nov. 30.— Pig? apparently playing football and trying to jump a picket fence be-, tween halves seemed beyond expla nation until someone found a cask of wine in the barn was leaking. Game Wardens Caught Him. DENVER, Colo., Nov. 30.—Charles! Thomas, rancher, thought he was safe from the prying eyes of game wardens when he killed a deer back In the mountains. Forest rangers,, several miles away spotted him through a surveyor's transit. Hia fine was $120. •u^mt 'V No Doubt Now About Fate of Captain Jensen of Chilean Barge W. J. Pirrie. ALL ABE NOT DROWNED Two Saffora Found Alive, But Exhaust ed, on Beach, by Searchers Looking for Traces of s-r: Wreck. tCntted Press Leased Wire Service.] SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 30.—The bodi«a of Captain A. B. Jensen and Mate P. Hosmann, of the schooner W. J. Pirrie, lost in last Friday's storm, off the Quiltayute river, were found today by Indians, washed up on the beach at Cape Johnson, according to a mesagse received here today. Two sailors were found alive. Thought She Saw Schooner. SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 30. The Merchants Exchange reported to&'ay receiving word that the Canadian Pa cific liner Empress tit Japan, due to day at Vancouver, B. C., has sighted a schooner answering the description of the W. J. Pirrie, reported lost with •eighteen persons aboard in a storm off the southern Washington coast last Friday. The schooner was at sea, proceeding under her own canvas and apparently in good condition. Hope Changed to Despair SEATTLE!, Waah^ Nov. SO—Two dead bodies and two men olive, but near exhaustion, were found early to day on the .beach at Clailam, Wash., by searchers looking for, traces of the wreck of the Chilean barge W. J. Pirrie. The men were from the Pirrie, ac cording to a brief message to Seattle. The Pirrie was reported ashore Friday night and until today her fate had been a mystery. Early this morning a wireless message reported a vessel answering her description had beep sighted riding safely at( sea. The message raised hopes thait the Pirrie, with her crew of fifteen and Captain A. B. Jensen, his wife and in fant child, were safe. Immediately following the receipt of the wireless message, hope was changed to despair by the finding of the bodies and the two exhausted men on the "beach at Clallam. POISON CASE DEVELOPMENTS Former Mrs. Shepard's Husband De clares Man Was Poisoned and Says Truth Will Be Astonishing. aru, wea.Luj officials hourly, the case became more com-!*111 .. plicated today with the declaration of Dr. F. Eugene Klmer, husband of resenting farm one of the four prisoners, that Shep- ard undoubtedly had been poisoned. "When the truth is known every body will be utterly astounded," Elmer stated. "Developments will I come within a week which will shock! all because of their diabolical nature, Shepard was poisoned." Mrs. Annie E. Cutts, wife of Eld-i ridge Cutts, prominent attorney of! Fitz Gerald, Ga., the fourth to be a re in on it S ard's death, was lodged in the Bibb] county jail here last night. I Hearing of arguments in the peti tions for bail for Mrs. Elmer, former! wife of Shepard: Mrs. lone Henry,j Mrs. Elmer's sister, and Ernst Hop-i son, Mrs. Elmer's son by her first! husband, will be December 7.- Meanwhile, Solicitor General Charles A. Garrett, in charge of the] state's case, remained silent as to what evidence he has against the four prisoners. Strong opposition will be made to granting bail for either of the four prisoners, Garrett announced. Ponzi Pleads Guilty. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 30.—Charles Ponzi, the "bushel basket million aire," who defrauded hundreds of peo ple in a "get rich quick" sch«me here pleaded guilty today and was sentenc ed to Ave years imprisonment -V snb Coiuttftntfon^Btntocrat KEOKUK, IOWA, ,^TITESDAY, NOV. 30, 1920 DECLARES WAR Notice to Advertisers Beginning Monday, November 29, advertisers will be required 'to get their copy of 20 inches or more to this office before 3 p. m. on the day previous to the date of publication. this rule becomes necessary in order to permit The '2ate City to re adjust its press time for the va rious editions in order to make the trains. This new ruto wlH be a decid ed advantage to afl advertisers using the columns of The Gate City, it will retieve-congestien Hi The, Gate City mechanical department^ thereby assuring better service, earlier proofs, and what is more Important, it moans that advertisers will con nect with ail editions of tW« newspaper, thereby securing the benefit of our entire circulation. Early copy is the only solu tion of the problem. The bene fits of the new rule will ulti mately far outdo the incon venience it may cause the adver tiser in some instances. It will tend to relieve the rush just prior to press time it will elimi nate the possibility of errors creeping in because of hurried attention given to late copy ,and It means complete distribut tlon of your advertising-matter to afl subscribers. In other words, BETTER SERVICE. THE GATE CITY CO. FOR VINDICATION Candidate for Republican Na- ARDMORE, Okla., Nov. 30.—Pub- nies. Friday, according to the widow's plans today. Mrs. Hamon, endorsed as a candi date to succeed her husband as the republican national committeeman from Oklahoma at an informal meet- clared her willingness to make the run. Her selection, she believes,! woman continued a m^teir toaay. A tip Hmt she was Retting aerjnau —_ .» rr e•-!, PT SOUTH BEND, Ind Nov 30.—The condition of George Oipp, star Notre Dame foot ball player, ill with pneu- monia, contiiruea critical WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.—Senator MACON, Ga., Nov. SO.—With ,^th great applause. further arrests in connection with foL,™u® ..t rU,\* Secretary Colby's Mesopotam imi Note Read Before League of Nations Assembly. COMMENT IS A&OTFSED Mandate Question May be Considered Today, Although It May be Delayed Until Late*. [By Henry Wood, United Press tall Correspondent.] GENEVA, Nov. 30.—Americans'voice was heard in the league of nations as sembly today wheal Secretary Colby*B rCD A MTi recognition of the commercial rights Ur nUijDAINL/ of other countries in the mandate ter jrttory was greeted warmly by neutral Mrs Hamon Has Been Endorsed as,states without mandatories. It was i: tlonal Committeeman /J. r««o|m^klahow»a.jf|^|P^ declared the American note had added strength to the delegates seeking to air the activities of the league's coun cil in the distribution and' adminlstra- rUnited Press Leased Wire Service.] tion of mandates over German colo- "The labor scarcity in the steel oa districts of a few months ago has lie vindication of her husband will it -was believed certain the mandate vanished," the report said, "and men (assembly mitteeman and millionaire oil king delayed. Other matters expected to who died from a bullet wwund here arise SOon an(j It waa approve W VMW gf —oo would be a repudiation or tne cnarge aggembly's commission on organlza that her husband had been slain by tion his former girl secretary, Mrs. Clara Danger that the assembly will be Smith Hamon, wife of Hamon's CQme a «baber was nephew. today when the commission announced trial forces. The whereabouts of the accused gpaln had Spanish 0mcial Z™ The silence which ni meet at 2S.»"SJS STANDARD OIL a nnmhfir conference of ot1j aenate rer- ^e^rsfthehou^ and senate rep- DO YOU KNOW I The annual tuition of the present list of tuition pupils would pay the interest at 5*c on $96,900.00 bonds? It is a conservative esti mate that the advantages of a new High School building will more than double the of outside pupils who will be glad to make use of these privileges? That such a tuition ac count added to the amount which the Board is paying for rental, of extra rooms, would take care of practical ly one half of the interest of the $500,000.00 bond issue asked? Citn. 'jtgmr 4^*" jhad as good' a claim to this recogni- avoided.' eae wire «5orvlr« 1 please all. curtailed, the investigation showed. ldeaJ4stic ON has enveloped the »but IgMi The head of the 11Af mosi an era fy P«w«5U UU Serious Farm Situation. 'covenant, which she is convinced, Islaii completely dominated business calcu- opened and run with a profit. Trade [United Press Leased Wire Service.j Chicago reported today in a survey Mesopotamlan note to Great Britain of conditions in Illinois, Indiana, caused wide comment I Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Missouri The secretary's note, demanding and portions of Kansas and Nebraska, While men are more plentiful than jobs, the report stated that the amount of idleness is no greater at the present time than at this period in the winter of 1014. Ten per cent of the men employed -in the steel plants have been thrown Into idleness, the report found. be sought by Mrs. Jake L. Hamcm, question would be considered in the are at the gates seeking employment "from hand to mouth." •,.# wife of the republican national com- today, although it may be are the Armenian situation the admission of the former tripie alliance powers. Regular Meeting Date. the believed obviated be recognized as one of the I polnted out that other every morning Those engaged in building estimate that 50 per cent of the men are out of work. "Workmen who were attracted to the industrial centers in the alloca tion of labor are now returning to their former homes," the report GENEVA, Nov. 30.—The first Mon day of every September was proposed' stated, "but so far the return flow readjustment of market values. Forty ing of republicans who attended, today as the regular meeting date of has not relieved the situation on per cent of last year's wheat crop is^ Hamon's funeral yesterday, has de- league of nations assembly. farms, where wages approximating. still in the farmers' hands. Norris, Nebraska, today called a meet- viscount's address, also ragged- tarding business activities." 'er wage rates. lag of the senate agriculture commit- the various delegations The recession in prices, which has Action on the proposal to abolish aoHrmfi farm Sltua- CHRISTMAS GIFT Each Employe Who Has Been in Ser vice for Year Can Subscribe for Stock at Half Price. take advantage of the offer it would 000 employes. believed the assembly will war time figures are being paid corn Cattle loan companies are facinffj the plan, suggested by the hnskers." the problem of financing the winter's^ withdrawn her request that "Speaking generally," the state- ment tion and that it was impossible to Railroad shop forces were beins abolition of the wage bonus or 12%, this ls delegation was broken today particularly among larger trunk lines general step towards reduction ofj address by Viscount leadfng to the eastward." wages in this city where normally-! THE WEATHER Probably Bain. Temperature UnahangecL Local temp. 7 p. m., 45 7 a. 39. More People Idle in Mid-West During 'Last Month, While Volume of Business 9 Shows Decline. REPORT OF FEDERAL RESERVE Survey of Conditions in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana* Missouri and Other States Shows Business Depression. [By J. L. O'Sollivan, United Press ing to other commodities heretofore Staff Correspondent.] unaffected," the survey found, "buti CHICAGO, Nov. 30.—Unemploy-1 there are industries which have ex-» ment has increased steadily in the perienced little, if any, readjust-^ mid-weet during the last month, while ments." the volume of business has declined, Other findings were: the Seventh Federal Reserve bank of Few people are buying automobiles.' Nippon dele- The report emphasized that, the 15,000 operatives are employed 100i gation declared Japan lias a firm in- let-down in business activity in the factories engaged largely in the raak-- developed a bad cola at a banque & tefction of carrying out her interna- mid-west appeared to be less than is of women shoes. week ago and went to the' tiobal obligations and that she has beinj? experienced in the east. Elimination of the bonus is neces-' Sunday. Physicians said he demonstrated that intention. Discussing business conditions in sary, according to the manufacturers [pass through the crisis today. Japan *is prepared to carry out all the secenth district's territory, the in order to rea'uee their operating^costs? 7T~ 'the sublime conceptions of the league survey declared "uncertainty altnost to the point where shops may be re- effective means of lations. Distinctly uneven declines in conditions, they say, hare turned ora— of peace. individual prices are factors in re-,ers for shoes to other cities with low- 'already manifested itself in food stuffs and textiles, is reported extend- (Continued on page 2.) Very Little Sentiment in Fran- [United Press Leased Wire Service.] tic Last Minute Rush CHICAGO, Nov. 30—Employes of I «ro,™v«n-Vi Q+nro the Standard Oil company of Indiana llirougu obOre. will cut a $K2,500,000 melon this Christmas, according to plans of the officials of the company, made public here today. [United' Press Leased Wire Service.j flnb-dubs and knick-knacks are beings The plan provides each employe' CHICAGO, Nov. 30.—Merry Christ- brought to a greater extent this years who has been in the company's ser-'mas sentiment means very little make his payments at the rate of 20 cago's "Merchant Princess' and own- than used it ones 70 vice one year may subscribe for stock the lives of those who rush through "merchant princess." in an amount equal to his annual sal- the stores with a list in their hands "The day when the daughter of the ary, the company to pay for half of cm the day before December 25 in a house received a present and after ,1 the stock. frantic effort to buy yuletide presents, calling a family council decided' it The employe will be allowed to Mrs. Mollie Netcher, Newbury, Chi- cost the company *12,500,000. because they wish to select the best," sLd Mrs Ne^ury be^iise the pu£ The plan, it was believed, will be said Mrs Newbury "There is very! ,earned adopted by all Standard Oil companies, little sentiment attached to the gifts which have in the aggregate of 250,- of the last minute parchaser. Those imported from' who storm the counters on Christmas :Germany eve are usually those buying presents Fifteen Round Draw. ifor some one they are under business [United Press Leased Wire Service.j or personal obligations to. NEW YORK, Nov. 30.—Willie Jack- "Department stores love a lover be son and Johnny Dundee fought a fif- cause they are the ones who startto teen round draw last night. The shop weeks before Christmas. The judges tiimgr-Sed and Referee Mc- pick of the store is none too good Parti and calM It even. ltor those who have felt the "mosmic. EIGHT PACKS ENGLAND MEN ARE AT THE GATES if -T and, with the exception of some of the larger manufacturers, automobiiei plants are either closed or operating^ on such a small scale that their pro-*' duction is less than 20 per cent nor mal. •Railroads are buying little rolling stock, although the purchasing of rails continues. The car loadings* have eased up since the middle of1 October and the car shortage is beinjr'r rapidly reduced. In nearly every section, stores are attempting to liquidate their stocic] (through The survey finds that in some basic! needs of producers, and the local! industries little complaint is heard banks are still carrying some of lastj of unemployment. The Chicago stock yards was found operating with nor- said, "wageB have not been languages of the league. changed materially. Here and there' countries iau&unt,vo v«. o- uin irr.i uiiiy. neiw «,uii iiirit* .. at Postfalls, Idaho. Spain withdrew her request when it concessions have been made in order -manufacturers of this city made for Washington, was investigated by, that total special sales, and baying is Cancellation of orders has bceat "s lines large in all lines of merchandise. Manufacturers report liquidation ofiw debts is "very slow." Mail order houses' business showsi considerable decrease. Farmers are withholding their grains from the market, due to the] winter's advances, as shrinkages lit) market values have wiped out a great! many equities. .• .t. Reduction of Wages. LYNN, Mass., Nov. 30.—The shoe-y unemployment may be toal ''eQucst of the joint council of I'nited Shoe Workers of America, for t0 per cent at manifesting itself more '"ore llian a year. This is the first CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 1 SHOULD BE DONE EARLY ?U ^3 Mrs. Newbury said children as a |class attach great sentiment to each] mite they spend for gifts and' are al jways among the earliest shoppers. The little ones are quite fastidious in»j their selection of presents, she said.^l iand are usually not satisfied until they 'have seen the whole stock. Useful gifts and not. meaatagless than ever before, according to the __ was cago's "Merchant Princess" and own- than used it for a paper weight per cent for five years. er of the Boston store here, said in an passed," Mrs. Newbury said.i The annual payroll amounts to $25,- interview with the United Press today. "Utilitarian gifts prevail now." ..-4 000,000, and if all employes were to "Those who wish to remember the LS iLi iHftfcn rn i*i either a candlestick or skillet, and gtores are oflering they love do their shopptag early America, almost exclusive- to favor the and Japan. strong! domestic playthings to the Prices this year are from ten tj forty per cent lower than last year, said Mrs. Newbury, who stated' that the greatest reductions are in wearing apparel. She does not expect the i^ual holiday rush to be slackened by the siight business depression.