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Pesos, 50c; Mexican gold, $50; nationales, J25.5C; bar s.lver, domestic MVic, foreign 65'ic; copper, 13c; grain, lower; livestock, lower; stocks, lower. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS RISH PROFITS GONE, LUMBER MILLS ALL SHOT DOWN Northern Arizona Mills Un able To Make Money At Present Lumber Prices. BIG TIMBER BELT NEAR FLAGSTAFF County Second Largest In Lountry ; Good Roads To . The Grand Canyon. By G. A. HARTIX. FLAGSTAFF. Axis, Jan. 10 El Pu lumbermen did not stretch the truth when they amid recently tint lumber mills oyer the country were closing; down because or the low Mice of the ' ontDnt- AT1 the lumber mills In this part of the state have closed. Various rea sons are given. Some say they hay closed "for repairs." others that they are closed because of unfavorable rail- road rates, others that the shutdown has resulted from heavy snows In the forests, etc. The trnth is that an have shut down indefinitely awaiting a readjustment of prices. Wages are the main thins; now at stake. By closing down, it is said, the mills expect to resume in time with a lower vsgs scale, which is the first requisite to production of lumber at a profit at the present low prices which are 4 to SO per cent lower than a few months ago. Three Bis Lumber Mills. There are three big mills at Flag staff "Flag." as they can It locally and one at Williams. All are closed. One of the Flagstaff mills Is owned by the Flagstaff Lumber company ana nas a oaiiy capacity ox ivu.vwe feet. Another of these mills, located at Flagstaff, is owned by the Arizona Lumber and Timber company and has a daily capacity of 60.99 feet; the same company has a second mill at Greenlaw's, six miles from Flagstaff, with a production of 50.000 feet. The mill at Williams has a capacity of 150.090 feet. The Coconino national forest serves all these mills with timber and they employ a large number of men. The closing means much to many fami lies, the heads of which are anxiously awaiting the resumption. There is another mill at Albuquer que, owned by the American Lumler Co.. that gets its timber from the mountains six miles from Thorea.u station, which is west of Albuquerque. This company owns Its own railroad from Thoreau to the timber tract and hauls Ui logs to Albuquerque to be awed. It Is closed ostensibly became tbe Santa Fe railroad has failed te live up to its agreement to giro a certain freight rate for the haulage of the logs. So far as known, this accounts for ail th.ly.rr mills In album At xona or New Itexico. and all are closed. Blggeat Thaeer Belt In W.rM. The Coconino national forest Is a part of the largest body of yellow pine In the world. Starting in the north at the Canadian line, the timber belt runs south almost unbroken through Utah and the states north, through Arizona and New Mexico into Mexico. At one time the bounds of the San Francisco forest reserve, with headquarters at Flagstaff, ran from the Utah line on the north, south to Clifton. Ariz., and CoL Fred Breen. the present editor of the Coconino Sun here, was supervisor. He was appointed by Uncle Joe" Cannon, In whose district he resided and worked politically. Olfford Pinchot was then chief of the forest service and Theo dore Roosevelt was president. CoL Breen held down the Job for many years, but could not keep opt of the newspaper game he had worked in Chicago when Peter Finley Dunne, McCuteheon, George Ade and others since notable, were reporters. He had worked In politics with the present new governor of Illinois. "Len" Small, and with former Gov. Dineen. "Bill" Thompson, present mayor of Chicago, former Gov. Frank O. Lowden and others who have since become famous. He presided over the convention that nominated Small, the present gov ernor, for clerk of the court of their home county, the first political posi tion Small ever held. Cnitr la Large. Flagstaff is an important trading point and editor Breen says "it sup plies all the surrounding territory." Ocean eewtr, mt wtfteh Flac ataff Is the eeunty seat, is the en largest ee-snty ta the Vaited State. San Bernard! routy. Call far Bin, being tke larg est. The eoemty covers aa area a great a all the Hew Efctghwd tatea. It is sal. The county is the home of the fa mous "Painted Desert" the delight of all tourists, also possesses one or the most valuable of the many cliff dwellings remains in northern Arizona. These are located nine miles south east of the town In Waltnut canyon, locally called "Cliff canyon." and thousands of tourists urn -ally visit them. People also come here to go to the annual snake dances of the (Ceattaaed i page 4. olemn 4.) The Priceless Tiling 3y HERBERT HOOVER. rJL small individual tmit of $10 wffl provide a coat and boots and stockings and one meal a day for one child this winter, in central and eastern Europe. We urge every one whose eyes are on these words to rive qoickrr to as many of these 1 units aa possible to buy for them selves that precious ana pncciess thing the life of a little cafld. So deeply de we ourselves feel the urgency of this great need, knowing ail the facts, that we should feel a heavy burden of guilt if we did not go beyond anything we have felt possible heretofore in oMer to save these 3.50tyX innocent children from suffering and death. (El Paao's quota of $20,000 is only half subscribed. The local commit tee consists of C. N. Baasett, treas urer; J. 6. HeNary, H. J. Simmons, 0. S. Stewart, and H. D. Slater.) The Region Included In The 11th Reserve Bank District Should BT MAIL. SI ABIZ., AND TRY Wee Fish Enjoys Job As Health Guard For States of Southland WASHINGTON, D. C Jan. 10 -Th e top minnow, a wee fish, la doing its bit for the health and comfort of the American peo ple and seems to enjoy the Job. Its popularity as an agent in the control of malaria and destruction of mosquitoes has spread consid erable during the last year, ac cording to Samnel F. Hlldebraad. assistant of the bureau of fisheries, working in cooperation with the United States public health service. In 12 southern states employ ment of the top minnow is reported and nearly every sanitary engineer who made use of it has reported excellent results with a saving of large sums where fish control re placed methods that were more ex pensive GOVERNMENTS DUAL PROBE OF LUMBERTRADE Department Of Justice Act ing with Federal Trade Commission. PRICE CONTROL TO BE INVESTIGATED Manufacturers Active In National Legislative Affairs. WASHINGTON. D. C Jan. 10. An extensive investigation Into the activities of lumber manu facturers through their national and regional associations, is being made by the department of Justice with the assistance of the federal trade com mission. This is disclosed in a renert sent to day to congress by the oommilon in connection witn tne inquiry aetog conducted by the senate committee on housing and reconstruction. The reirort. the commission says, is de signed to show the activities of the manufacturers and their attitude to wards -national legislation, amend ments to the revenue laws, elimina tion of comuetitrv woods, control of price and production, restriction f refbrestration and other matters." Active ia Legislation, It is set out (hat be regional as sociations have formed the National Lumber Manufacturers' association with hsslanartagst rhlrmrjs. The principal regional association listed as const! rating the national as sociation, are the "Southern Pino as sociation. West Coast Lumber asso ciation. Western Pine Manufacturer association. Northern Hemlock and Hardwood Manufacturers' association. Northern Pine Manufacturers associ ation. North Carolina Pine association. Georgia-Florida, Sawmill aasoclatlo i. Southern Cypress association. Michi gan Hardwood Manufacturers associ ation, and the California Sogar and White Pine Manufacturers assoda-atlon- The commission Informs congress that "the National association has been very active in legislative and departmental affairs which affect his industry." It adds that L. C Boyle, a Kansas City attorney, with Headquarters In Washington, "is employed to attend to such matters for the national as sociation" and that he a1 so represent many of the regional associations. The report says the national asso ciation appointed a committee upon "government relations," the function of which was fully ratlined by Mr. Boyle In a letter dated May 5. 11. to Charles F. Keith, president of the Southern pine association, which the commission quotes as follows: Seereey Urged. "To my mind, the outstanding op-' portunlty your committee has to serve the Industry, and lao the country at large is to so mobilize Its units that they may be in a position to more adequately defend themselves against the destructive tendencies of the hour. The result can be aided by the indus try being kept fully advised through your committee or governmental ac tivities political, legislative and de partmental that have for their direct iCentinued on page 3. column 3.) SHORT BALLQT IN NfiV MEXICO DOOMED; PEOPLE OPPOSE PLAN TO APPOINT STATE OFFICIALS By GUTHRIE SMITH. SANTA FE. N. M-. Jan. 10. Enact ment by the fifth legislature of such laws, and ratification by the people of such constitutional amend ments as are required to put into force end effect the program as to taxation and general state and county government recommended by the spe cial revenue commission, would im mediately convert the state of New Mexico into a land of Utopia, it is the firm belief of a number of the most enthusiastic supporters of the com mission's pro gram. The extremists, on the other hand, hold that the adoption of any considerable part of the commission's program would bring; on statewide disaster. Conforms to Party Pledge. The commission's report runs along; with the platform declarations of the conventions of the two major parties In some respects. Where this occurs, there Is every probability that the necessary laws will be enacted and the resolutions passed to submit the constitutional amendments needed. While there is almost certain to be submitted an amendment with respect to the creating of a bipartisan board to adminster the affairs of the present state land office, it is by no means certain that the people of New Mexico will ratify such a proposed amend ment. It is certain, however, that the people of New Mexico would not adopt an amendment to create an in stitutional board, to direct the affairs of all the state educational institu EL PASO A MONTH IN TEX N. M MEX.: ELSEWHERE. IUI. TO ARIZONA MUST CUT DOWN COST OF GOVERNMENT Gov. Campbell Says Legis lature Must Save Money For The State. SCHOOLSCQST STATE HEAVILY Many New Laws To Come Before Body Meeting In Phoenix Today. PHOENIX. Ariz.. Jan. 10. With pros pects that the legislature will run the full sixty days provided for nv law. the lawmaker or Arizona gathered nere toaay lor tne negro- nmg or tneir oienniai lawmaajng ei fort. Gov. Thomas M. Campbell, in the nrenaratlon of his message to the legislature, is urging economy, for says he it Is not possible to see how the state is going to meet Its bills unless expenditures are curtailed. State Andltor C W. Fairfield, who as executive secretary to the gover nor for the oast year prepared fig' ores for the governor In an effort to put the state on the budget system, says It wUl take U.4S0.SM to keep the state going for the next biennial nerlod. this only to Include about a million each year for roads and an other million each year for schools. The appropriation would begin Jaly L ivzi. Assessment to Drop, "Conditions will even be worse after this year." said Mr. Fairfield, -for the taxation of the mines Is paid on the basts of a valuation arrived at everv five veers. Next year we are to fix the valuations for the mines for the next rive years, and It ia a-ointr to cause a Wtr dron because of lack of production this year and much or last. Assessed valuations in Arizona will be cat UM.W0.O&O as a result." Declaring for the necessity for economy-. Gov. Campbell says it must be done. State Is Hard Up. "I dont believe tne people of Ari zona fully appreciate the cost of their state and county government," said he. "In the fiscal year of HU-H2S there were gross receipts from ail sources approximating twelve mil lions of dollars sorely a large sum for a commonwealth with only a third of a nBUn people, many of them Indlsns and aliens who pay no taxes. "But even more Interesting." eon tinned the governor, "is the fact that. two-thirds of this vast sum. or prac tically $S.0eoeo9, -jpa spent upon edu cation. Tills included an features of sflntetenanee bn'Mtag. inter net on banded indebtedness. ete Btat the mamtenanoe alone i spies stated IS cent or tne iBjsssjse. ana or pes cent tmaotr namrte per cent. These i are hie fls-nrea. bcrt the fig-are for the current fiscal 1 192S-1IX1 wlH he bigger, for teat nave eon craned, with costs at their highest, and I the salaries Uw hasn tewremaed. ac cording; tm counties, Xros. 17 to 1 per cent. tMMUT isancaiion. The governor said that the averaae high school pvpn costs the state Just about Sit per "m"t Phoenix, for msxance, nas a tugn scnooi per cap ita east of SITTJ&. One small hte-h school spent $812 per pnplL Got. Campbell Is sot against the spread of ettttcatton. He Is an en thsalastie atmoorter of the doctrine that through schools comes the up building: of the republic. But he does belieTS that a plan can be put into effect -within the state that will serre to lessen ftdmin lstr&tfon costs and will try to cooperate toward that ena witn use lesuavre. Aireaay it Is known that at least one complete new school code will be placed before the legislature, a bin similar to one defeated In the last session. A Iargre Membership. In point of numbers this will be the larsest leidslature In the hlstorr of the state, which held its first letrte- i&uve session in isjj. xne senate will hare the same number it had last session, nineteen members. The house will hare four more, three from Maricopa county and one from Pinal county, due the redi strict tng law. The number In the house will be thirty-nine members. The senate has ten Republicans and nine Demo crats. The bouse has twenty Demo crats and nineteen Republicans. There will be two women members In the house. There were four at the last house session and three at the session in 1917. The two women members are from Yuma county. They are Mrs. Nellie T. Rush of Par ser ana Miss C JLouise Boehring-er of (Continued on paj?e 3, column 5.) tions and to handle also the state lands. Nor would -the people ratify any amendment looking- to the con solidation Of the present state educa tional institutions. Short Ballot Doomed. There is not a possible chance that thfLShort ballot will be put Into use in New Mexico. This applies both to county and state affairs. If the reso lution to submit such an amendment were to be passed by the legislature by unanimous vote In both senate and house, and then If the oraa-inxa-tion of both the major parties should work for its ratification, the measure still would be defeated by a majority of not less than lS.ftOO votes. The people of New Mexico the great ma jority take their politics with the ut most seriousness, and are not willing to delegate the power of selectins; eounty and state officers. Some kind -of a primary law will be passed. Contrary to the opinion that prevailed some months ago, the Re publican majority In the legislature will pass a primary election law with positive giee, for thereby they will be conducting the funeral service for the fusion movement, which has de feated so many Republican county tickets, and helped to defeat some state tickets. There will be a revision of the mine tax law and the passage of an Income tax law. Whether or not any of the socalled useless offices will be abolished la more than any man can say. EL PASO. TEXAS. MONDAY KILL PUBLIC LOOTED OF MILLIONS BY RAIL LINES, SAYS JEWELL CHICAGO. 111.. Jan. 10. The rail roads have broken faith with the public according to charges made today at the opening of the hearing by the railroad labor board into de mands of the railroad brotherhoods that the national boards of adjust ment be reestablished. The charge was mads by B. M. Jewell, president of the railway employes department of the American Federation of Labor. Mr. Jewell's statement opened the hearings, which are expected to go Into the allegations of the brother hoods aa to the need of permanent tribunals to adjust wages and work ing conditions and also to hear claims by the railroad managements that the demands are only a anbterfuge for perpetuation of the closed shop. PnbUe liefraaeeo. The employes' leader declared that the public had been defrauded "prob ably in violation of criminal statutes," of millions of dollars through cost ntna contracts with eauinment com- '. panics "controled by the same banks that control tne raiiroaas. He said that railroad control Is exercised by a group of 12 New York banks, trust companies, and insurance companies "dominated by J. P. Morgan STATE COMMISSION TO REPORT AT ONCE ON PINK BOLL WORM INFECTION IN EL PASO VALLEY THE state commission hearing re ports on and opinions of the pink boll worm Infection probably will reach a decision this afternoon. On Its report hangs the destiny, to a cer tain extent, of El Paso valley cotton growers. The state commissioner of agricul ture, in writing to the governor, stated that there was bad Infection in all the El Paso district and recom mended that El Paso be made a non cotton growing zone. R. S. McDon ald, chairman of the state commis sion, explained that this letter was not Important as It might seem, as It was technical in It's nature and did not decide anything, merely leaving It up to the commission. Had he recommended that the sons be a regulated one, there would have been no hearing, and In order for a hear ing to be held he had to report as he did. It was explained. Legislation making a regulated zone is for the purpose of controling $2,000,000 GIVEN TO FINISH RIO GRANDE IRRIGATION WORK; BILL ALREADY THROUGH HOUSE XTEARLY E2jBb0e0 has been alleted tm the Rl Grande Itfwftet frem the re-rJmtf-oa sernee ran wmr imeire The. appropriation, as a matter of Worm, -has to pass through tne usual legislative channels and be signed by the president- But inasmuch as the moiMT did not come out of the federal treasury, but out of the revolving fund of the reclamation service, there was no doubt about its appropriation, Mr. Lawson said. FOREIGN TRADE AFFECTED BY TIGHTMONEY South America and Far East In Business Slump. U. S. Is Advised. Washington, D. C. Jan. 10. Better trade conditions between the United States and South America and the far east cannot be expected until rates of exchange and labor conditions In for eign countries have been improved, according to a summary of world bus iness made public today by the de partment of commerce. The state ment was the first of monthly sum maries the department will issue. In practically every country of South America and the far east Im ports have fallen in the last few months and money has become hard to obtain, cablegrams to the depart ment said. Australia was reported to he await ing; lower prices before buying much In the American market. Japan Money Tightened. Japanese financial condition Is most "unsatisfactory," commercial attache James P. Abbott, cabled from Tokto, and he predicted a severe drop in the Japanese exchange rate. Mr. Abbott reported banks have tightened the money market by raising rates. Japan, he said, finished the year with a large balance of trade against her and there are large stocks of un sold goods in warehouses. The gener al stagnation of business, he said, has brought about a situation, which will result In the cutting of wages. Failure of many business houses in China is foreseen by commercial at tache J u lean Arnold at Peking, who cabled that the ancient Chinese cus tom of paying1 all debts on the new year, February 8, will force many places to close. Low exchange rates has resulted In an overstocked market in India, ac cording to commissioner C C Batch elder at Calcutta. He advised Ameri can business houses to exercise care in granting credits. Argentina Trade Fall. Argentina exports and imports have dropped, while the money market has become tight, commercial attache Ed ward G. Feely at Buenos Aires re ported. December failures doubled those of the same month in 1919. and many others were threatened, he said. In Chile both exports and imports were reported to be decreasing and the exchange rate is unimproved. G-eat care should be exercised in granting credits, the department was advised. Veneseula was reported as still in the midst of a financial decline. Com missioner Bell cabled that many European business houses in the face ot the unfavorable financial situation are establishing agencies in vene seula. Commercial attache Carlton Jack son reported that many business fail ures were expected in Mexico and 9rL J)J-Jil"ii mi tag tmtem- Mllf. IP-S-H UllllUl JBW yw mk tfT Irrl. MrtknvMn. xsaaaae-r of the HERALD EVENING. JANUARY 10. 1921. OFFICER AND WIF and company, and that only 25 men are the instruments of this and an even wider control." Mr. Jewell added that this same group of banks haa Interlocking direc torates with 20 of the leading equip ment concerns and that aU told 80 DareftBt of th'e railroad mileaae of the country is under the domination of this "Morgan-Steel combine." 50,000 Men Thrown Out Of Work. One of the results of contracts with these equipment concerns, he argued. nad neen to tnrow out or. worn more than S0.000 skilled railway employes. He asserted that this unemployment was created deliberately and said it came at a moat lnonoortune time, cre ating "suffering and discontent Just when pubue interest required tne ut most confidence and harmony In the relations between capital and labor." Mr. Jewell asserted that "this same combine has been forcing the public to nay excessive prices in payment of the costs in the open shop campaign In the building industry of New York." H charged that the alleged combine "is using this power to force the public to pay for the attempts of the com bine to disrupt the organization of railroad employes." the spread of the pink boll worm. If it should be decided that the infec tion was so bad that it could not be stopped, the zone would be made non cotton and the growing of cotton would be forbidden. At present, there is no legislation concerning this dis trict, and It la hoped by El Paso val ley farmers, that the hearing will result In the making of the district Into a reamlated zone. Such a zone Ldoes not work any Inconvenience on tne grower, merely overseeing uio kind of seed used and the exportation of the cotton. A recommendation that the district be made a non-cotton zon would mean the death of the cotton Industry here, they say. Members of the commission hear ing the ease are W. J. stahmann. of Clint: W. D. Hunter, of Houston: R K. McDonald, of Austin: R L. McKnlght, of Barstow, and J. W. Brooks. The commission is meeting in Judge E. B. McClintocks courtroom. The $1,900,04. which is the exact amount aMotted. will be available im mediately afteh the president atg-BS the suwdry eivil MB. The hill has al BBjadxLaBjSSjSjfltr -tisjaotsiwc' When thwTprwJert frets the J1.9O0. m a total of nearly mooft.Oiv will have been spent on the Rio Grande project since 19f when work began on the Slephant Butte dam. The sum now allotted would complete all of the irrigation and drainage work in the district. Mr. Lawson said. Moat of the money. If not all of It. will be spent In the project for ma terials and labor. DALLAS MAN LOST LIFE AT GIRLSHANDS 58-Year-OId Typist Demon strates She Was Not "Too Cute to Shoot." Dallas. Tex- Jan. 10. William J. Coleman, restaurant proprietor, whose ! death has been a mystery for ten days, lost his life at the hands of a girl he believed too cute to shoot, according- to the authorities. Miss Loulse Meier. 19, a typist, ar rested at Groesbeck. yesterday, con fessed last night that to protect her honor, she fired the shot that caused Coleman's death, according; to J. C Gunning;, chief of detectives. She Is In jail here. Ctleman was found In a suburban park unconscious from a bullet wound In the abdomen on the night of Jan uary 1. She said she accompanied him to the deserted park on his representations that a party of friends was camping- thve. "I told him to turn me loose or 1 would shoot him." chief Gunning Quoted the girl's statement as say ing. "He said I was to cute to shoot. So I pulled the pistol and shot him. that the money market ia unfavorable. He asserted government finances were unsound, the cost of llvmg was increasing; and lowering; of wages had begun and unemployment was gener- LEGION OFFICERS UPHELD. Newton, Sua, Jan. 10. Action of the Sallna post of the American le gion in opposing the Nonpartisan league movement in Kansas was up held at a meeting of the executive committee of the American legion, de partment of Kansas. Resolutions were adopted denouncing A. C Town ley, head of the league. Women Are Growing Heavier And Taller, Statistics Disclose PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Jan. Id. Women are growing taller and heavier, according to Dr. R. Talt McKenzie, director of physical education at the University of Pennsylvania. Statistics of women's colleges covering a period of so years show the average college girl of today is an inch taller than the college girl of 18S0, he said. "These statistics also prove the modern girl is sire or seven pounds heavier." Dr. McKensle attributed this in crease In stature and weight to the Increased Interest In sports and outdoor life. WILSON PLANSlBRITISH OFFICIALS TO PUSH WORK OF MEDIATION Will Continue Efforts To Settle Turk-Armenian Differences. WILL ACT ONLY AS PRIVATE CITIZEN League Council Accepts Offer Of President To Undertake Task. By DAVID LAWKKVCE. WASHINGTON. D. C, Jan. 1. President Wilson plans to go ahead with Ma work of media tion as between Armenia and the Turkish nationalists. So far as the information in official Quarter here is concerned, there la no basis for the report that the British and French are trying to dlscoarage Mr. Wilson from proceeding with the task. Since he is t leave the presidency within the next six weeks, the suggestion was made by prime minister Lloyd George that Mr. Wilson designate the American high commissioner at Con stantinople to act for him, and this bis given rise to the belief that the British government wanted to get the task of mediation Into official chan nels. The American high commis sioner is aa officer of the depart ment of stats and as such would con tinue in office beyond March i. and his acts would be those of the united States government. But it is now officially explained that the prime minister's suggestion was made on December J In a note to a council of the league of nations be fore word reached the other aide that Mr. Wilson had decided to appoint former ambassador Henry Morgan xhau. The note reached here only a few days ago. having been forwarded through the council of league and thus delayed. British officials here say the suggestion was made as a supplementary rather than an alter native proposal and that there was no desire on the part of the prime minister to change the spirit of the decision of the league council to ac cept Mr. Wilson as mediator. Wllcn Menage Acknowledged. It is pointed out at the state de partment that the league council formally acknowledged Mr. Wilson's message, in which he said he could not act for the government of united States, but only as a private In dividual, and could not. of course, furnish troops or any other power tn back up the decJssotas he might ntal Mr. Wilsea. moree-rer. asked for the merai snnpatrt-sf aTKarfc taMsrnmsnre on the council of the league. that his decisions would be backed up. The league In acknowledging Mr. Wluron'a message, replied that it would be glad to have him serve. I All Appear Smooth. Prom this exchange of messages of ficials here sre proceeding on the theory that all is smooth and that the governmente of Europe fully under stand the unique position In which president Wilson Is placed by reason of his retirement from office on March 4. by which time, of course hardly a beginning cold be made in the task of mediation. It is under stod that, for the time being at least. Morgenthau. who will represent the president in the negotations be tween the Armenians and Turklah na tionalists, will pay his own expenses, though no doubt the league of na tions will subsequently reimburse him. It is not improbable that Mr. Wilscn may ask the next administration to continue the work of mediation If the matter requires governmental ma chinery and cannot be handled by personal mediation, though this Is not expected. There have been many In stances in which distinguished states men and jurists have been requested to act as mediators In International dis putes and their governments have been in no way Involved. It Is the reliance of both sides on the fair ness of the individual, rather than the physical help of his government, which is most desired In mediating disputes. The president's decision to become mediator nas approved pre liminary generally by the American press, irrespective of party, on the ground that anything that might be done to help the cause of the Armen ian people who have suffered so much would be a step toward re lieving the near east problems where the American missionaries have lahnreH an Inner to Stimulate the process: of civilisation. Copyright, 1S31. uavm Lawrence. BRITISH STATESMAN AND PRESS CONDEMN POLICY OF BUILDING NAVY TO COMPETE WITH U. S. LONDON. Eng., Jan. 10. Viscount Rothermore, former secretary of state for the air forces, in an article in the Sunday Pictorial, head ed "The Folly of Big Battleship." sub mits a startling contention challeng ing the traditional basis of the Brit ish naval policy. The doctrine he propounds is that it is no longer pos sible for a nation to possess com mand of the seas. Any attempt by Great Britain to build a big navy in competition with the United States would be "abso lutely disastrous." -" som of the leading weekly periodicals of Lon don. In commenting on the naval esti mates for the current year. As pre sented In the house of commons these estimates were fixed at O0.S72.30e. The Spectator condemns the post war recrudescence of "navallsm" under the caption. "The Naval Skin Game." "Against whom should we be building? It sska Either against America or Japan. We should not be building against both, for an alliance between them against Great Britain Is inconceivable. Warns of THcaiter. "We want to say most emphatically that In our opinion a competition with America would be absolutely dis astrous. We hope the nation will never consent to it." Any suggestion of a "two keejs to one" naval policy as directed against the United States the Spectator dis misses ss ludicrous, and It under scores the phrase, "We must not form Work Together Actively In CARRIER DEMVERT. 1 A MONTH. SINGLE COPIES. I CENTS. AND WOMAN SAVED IN WILD AUTO DASH Dublin Bandits Jump on Running Board of Car and Riddle Machine With Bid lets; Lloyd George and Sinn Fein Chief End Peace Negotiations; Ambush Opera tions Extend Over Wide Area In Erin. ryUBUN. Ireland. Jan. 10. A sensational attempt was made this morn ing to amiihuitf two officers who. with the wife of one of them, were richng in a touring car in the outskirts of Dublin. Their car was riddled with bullets, but the driver speeded up and escaped with his passengers to Dublin Castle bo, 0.Fla!Uwml. wU1 not b of the officers was wounded. Two attacks were made on the ear. the first at Cnarlemont bridge, a mile from the heart of the city. Eight men subjected the machine to a rusu- lade of revolver shots, according to the authorities, and one of the at tacking party mounted the running 3l&XJ&Z& S3 th wflnun in the machine. The bul lets passed through her clothing but she was not wounded. The car raced away, but shortly afterward a cart was drl-ren across the road and when the ear slowed down a number of men who had laid an amKiifih oneBed a hot fire. The ear again escaped and reached Dublin Castle, badly smashed by bullets. The Identity of the occupants has not been disclosed. Peace Parley Kndrd. London, Eng.. Jan. is. Conferences between Rev. Michael CTFlanagan. acting president of the Sinn Fein, and premier Lloyd George with a view to bringing about peace in Ireland have been broken off and will not be re sumed, says the Dally Mail. Before Ft. tyFlansgan returned to Ireland he had a long conference with the premier and the outcome Is described In official circles as "not as satisfac tory as could be hoped." Peace negotiations have not alto gether broken down, the newspaper TWO GIRLS BATTLE BURGLAR IN HOME; ONE SISTER IS SHOT Young Women Grapple With, Armed Robber In Their Room and One Is Wounded in Leg; Hold Intruder Until Brother Arrives and Knocks Him Unconscious; "It Runs in Family." Is Father's Commeat. pHICAGO. IL. Jan. 10. Two danghiers and son of a policonan captured a bwgUr whoa they found ia their home, but only after the thief had wounded one of the girls with a shot from her father "s pistol which he had stolen. Marie. Liberty and Fred Kriz entered their home and the two girls Oklahoma Jurist Shoots Self Accidentally; Dies Tulsa, Okla Jan. 10. R. E. Camp bell. Si. former United State district Judge of. the eastern district of Ok lahoma, accidentally ahot and killed himself yesterday. He was at his desk looking at a new revolver. In closing bis desk, the top struck the gun. discharging it, the bullet penetrating his liver. PROBE OF COAL PRICES BEGUN BY COMMITTEE Washington. D. C. Jan. Initial steps In the Investigation of charged of profiteering in the sale of coal to the war department last summer as contained in a report of the senate committee on reconstruction were taken today by the department of justice. investigators of the department were assembled, oiiictais saio. ana tne preliminary work begun. It was ex plained it would be necessary to study the transactions of each individual companv with the war department be fore there could be a decision as to whether prosecutions under the Lever act would be Justified. BRITISH SCIENTIST IMRS. London. Eng.. Jan. 10. Sir Lazarus Fletcher. . scientist. Is dead. our nolicr on the possibility of war with America." 'If ever we joined with .Japan against America, we should have sounded the knell of the Britfch em pire." the paper concludes. The Natior. which brands hi- nav alism as sheer lunacy, also strongly opposes naval competition with the United States which, it says, will have a navy superior to the British In 1924. "We cannot successfully enter on a shipbuilding competition with Amer ica, which has twice our population and four times our resources," this paper says, and it continues: Sees Rainess Pe-Hey. "Our naval ists have put another nail in the coffin of the league of nations. "Unless this policy Is repudiated it once, tt will do more than anything else to keep America out of the league, to impel her to a political and economic Isolation, developing her full powers of military and naval defences, drawing the South Ameri can states into a pan -Americanism, fatal to the larger Internationalism, and depriving the broken countries of Europe of the economic and finan cial aid that they badly need, and that only the trade and credit of America can supply. That way lies neither peace, nor economic recov ery, nor financial salvation." The Outlook, which apologises for "Inflicting on the reader the painful subject of sn Anglo-American war Continued on page 3. column X.) HOME EDITION WEATHER FORECAST. El Palo, rain, colder; west Texas, rain, warrsor! Vn Mexico, snow, colder; Arizona, snow, colder. 12 PAGES TODAY. a nan -r ta further exchanges. A dispatch to the Daily Man fro-" Dublin says it Is rumored crrw. forces have been ambushed at Du" boyne. on the border of Dublin comi ty. Tne oispatcn aaas xnau tne j ations appear, to have been ext.-?-i - over a wide area from Leixllp. east, through Ce'brldge, Mayi- i ESS w'erfVeVoro destroyed to Butteratown, In the wes Isrd Deeies Seeks Election. Dublin. Ireland. Jan. 10. The first candidate publicly to offer Mma i election to the southern Iri&h par1 la ment is lord Decies, who has -.:'" a letter for publication In which K admits that the home rule act is fi- from perfect, but says it repres ; a sift of self government which nnrn for the asking. " Expressing the belief that the home rale act can be made better, he a--n ounces his purpose of asking sor-. souihern Irish constituency to e ect him a member of the southern rar-:a- The action is supposed to be part o ' the plan of the government to en courage willingness to work for new act Lord Decies married Vidian GouM daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George i Gould, of Lake wood. N. J. He is a representative peer of Ireland a n-l sits ia the house of lords. wwest to their room. As they f.as-iei on the lights, the burglar rov-n1 them with a revolver. They pej-c i on him and he fired, the bullet slt-.W ing Marie in the left leg. They cia; to htm, however, until their brot-' -arrived, who wrested the re vol v--away and knocked the thief nrcc -sciQua In formed of his children's act. v trolman Kris grinned and obsen i 1 didn't raise either one to b i copper. I didn't have to. It nni r the family." STRIKE WAVE SWEEPS OVER PARTS OF INDIA Calcutta. India. Jan. 10. A genera strike wave has been sweeping o---the industrial sections of India a' fecting every industry. The labor s uatlon in Bombay city is repor'-Mi t be growing more serloua The str.k of the postal and telegraph worker3 of the street railway men and of t gas workers still continues. A sjn mary of the situation shows that th postmen have been on strike for $ 1 days now, gas workers for 50 da- and street railway men for iO. a J that the condition of the strikers i serioua Recently a new strike oJ 2000 milkmen was declared and Bom bay's milk supply cut off. The c,tv , business interests continues fio b disturbed. In Madras a lockout of operatives of the Buckingham Mills has been -progress for four weeks The hi owners have announced that 150'f the 500 strikers hove been perma nently dismissed. They offered to ta; back the other 3500 at an increase - 50 to 75 percent in wages b-ejr'np'; with the new year Latest repcrts in dicate that the mill owners' offr has not been accepted. In Calcutta. 500 coachmen hav warned their employers that they wi' go on strike unless their salan&s ar increased. .Men employed in the Ran goon arsenal are reported to be on s strike, demanding higher wages be cause of the high cost of liv:ng One strike, that of the steedoret has come to an end but it is report" 1 that another of great magnitude has begun in the coal fields. This is re garded as the beginning cf what may become a general strike in the col lieries. India already is suffer. from coal shortage. Headlmers In Todays Theater j BhtOV "Prairie Trails," Tom Mix. ElAsAXAY "What Women Love," Annette Kellerman. . GRBOA - "Girls Dont Gamble." PALACE The Restless Sex." RIALTO "If!d-Channell." Clara Kimball Tfung. UNIQUE "Something Dif f erent Constance Binney. WIGWAM "Palace of Darkened Windows." Claire Anderson. (Read amusement ade on page S ) All Thing: