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EDITION ATTORNEY GENERAI COMMENCES DRIVE AGAINST THE PROFITEERS IN FOOD. FUEL AND CLOTHES Bums’ Men Assigned to Far Flung Investigation of Badly Proportioned Retail Prices and Unlawful Combines Washington, I>. Dec. 22. Federal investigation- «• f retail prices charged in various parts of the country for food, fuel, shoes and clothing was initiated today hv Attorney tlcnernl Daugherty. He ordered Director Hums <■ f the bureau of investigation of the justice department to assign men at once to obtaining data on retail prices. Mr. Daugherty declared prices of necessities were too high anil that in some instances profits of retailers were • • unconscionable' ’. It would not be possible, he asserted, to get prices down to the pre-war level, hut with wages lowered and the costs of food at lifts reduced he was determined to learn whether the present “badly proportioned” retail prices should he maintained. Mr. Hums was Instructed also to his men obtain the variations In various localities In the retail prices of general foodstuffs, such as meats, provision*, boons, bread and butter, fuel, shoes and clothing and to make schedules Reports also will be gathered on th- wholesale price.-, of wheat, beef ami meal in order. Mr. Daugherty ex plained. that comparisons might b* made of th o cost* of these commodi ties with the retail prices. A’Mon to remedy price conditions. Mr. Daugherty declared. would b® taken thru several channels In th® main, h® said. »h® situation was a local rne and th® states would be asked to aid. Secretary Hoover, he added, would b® Invited to loin In the effort to lower prices while it was b®l i®. “d that th® publication of th® comparative wholesale and retail prir®s would do much to remedy high price" Organizations of retailers-in differ ent parts of th® country were blamed bv Mr. Daugherty for high prices These associations h* declared, were form®d "by smart men who sold a. s.-hern® to* defeat the laws by per f®« ring an organization for fixing prices which concealed its real pur pose under a declaration of a d®slre to h®lp competition.” Th® deoartment. h® stated, intends to ' get the?® smart fellows.” whF* at th* sam* time recognizing that many Innocent merchants had been im posed on by them H® declared him* se f in favor of trad® organizations which cpuflned operations to Improv ing th®ir services but h® asaerted they would not b® allowed to fix prices or apportion territory among their members, thus stifling compe tition Trade associations generally, h# ■aid. w«re showing ®omniet*l»bl* willingness to confine activities to the lines suggested by th® Justice depart ment as in conformity with the law but wh®r® th® department's advice had hr«p disregarded it had been sarv '<» institute proceedings under th® Sh"rman anti trust act. Th® decision of the supreme court Monda> in th® hardwood < as® which defined th® general scope of activities of trad® associations h® added would do much to remove uncertainty as to th® ®vac• application of the law to th® activities of trad® associations •nd w< uld enable accurate definition of what practices w®r® legal and which illegal. PROMINENT ENGINEER DIES IN AUTO WRECK Phoeni*. Arix . Dec 22. Hiram Phillips of St. Don is. consulting en gineer on the new $2,000,000 water sys tem her®, was instantly killed. Mrs. Phillips was severely Injured and L. B. Hitchcock, city engineer, was badly bruised when an automobile in which they were riding plunged over a six foot retaining wail on th® V®rd® high way. thirtv miles northeast «*f Phoenix* tod a y. The two engineers accompanied by Mrs Phillips l®ft here this morning in an automobile driven by Hitchcock to make th® final inspection of the new water svstem before th® water from th® Verde rivet Is turned into the city's mains. The party had Just passed the workmen's ramp on th® Verde highway and were within about a mil® of th® Intake when Hitchcock apparently lost control of th® machine and it plunged over th® wall. Mr Phillips was crushed under the car. but Mrs Phil lips and Hitchcock were thrown par tialiv clear of the machine. Mr. Phillips was credited with ha\ing been on® "f the first to recognize the Verde river as th® logical source for a" adequate supply of soft water for Phoenix His first work In connection with th® new system was done in 1912 and lie has been consulting engineer on th® protect thru all th® preliminary surveys and construction work. Actual construction of tli® ikw *ysf®ni bar, oc cupied more than Iwo years Mr Phillips was a member of th® American societv of civil engineer* and of tlx® American ~ssoclntion of rngl neerszas well as several oth®r well known organizations. CL COUNTY COUNCIL votes For; the treaty Jvnnjfl. Ireland. Dec. ' ' R> The As seriated Press Th® Clare county coun cil. th® constituency of lunmmon I'® V;ilera. toda.\ voted i7 t»> " for th® tr®at \ between Ireland anrl Great Britain and requested Mr. I 1 Valera to us® his influence for th® main tenant'® of theeiational unity CERMAS CEXERAIj DIFS Berlin. Iter :? -By Th® Associated Press General Hans top Bossier who csptur®d Antwerp and was later gov ernor gen®ral of th® Herman occupied territory in Rus-ia during th® war d'ed h®re today. THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN FIFi’Y-FOURTH YEAR RAILROADS MAKE LOWER FREIGHTS AFTER JANUARY 1 Ten Percent Reductions to Apply on Grain, Hay, But ter and Other Products f*maha. Neb.. Dec. 22 ißy the Asso ciated rr®ss » The railroad" will put into effect on January 1. or as soon thereafter as possible a voluntary 10 P® r cent freight rat® reduction on cot ton. butter, poultry and other com modities. as well as th«* reductions or dered by th® interstate commerce com mission for western territory on %rain and gram products and hay. accord ing to a statement issued tonight by F. W. Roblndon. freight traffic manager of th® I‘nlon Pacific system Th® voluntary 10 per cent cur Is to he effective for six months as an ex periment and will apply to the entire country. Mr. Robinson alao announced ths roads would continue until June ». 1922 reduced rates. on livestock and that a 10 per c#nt cut In rates for live stock on which no cut has been mad* would be put into effs®t Th® statement la as follows. Reduc tion in th® ra»ee on grain, gram prod ucts. h*;. butter, eggs. cheese and other commodities will he undertaken by carriers to become effective Jan uary 1 on one da' s notice or ns soon thereafter as tariffs can he amended In any event reduced rates will be come effective on date named or very soon thereafter. V reduction of l - per cent applying generally thruout th® I'nlted States will h® mad® on th® following com modities Cotton. butter, eggs cher"® poultry, Hv® <->r dressed: cottonseed, cottonseed hulls, un-manufa • ir®d to bacco. fruits, fresh or gr®®n: not Includ ing canned or preserved fruit dried nr evaporated, other than candle.l. can ned. crystallxcd. gtaced nr stuffed. Vegetables fresh ®r green vege table*. dried or evaporated, wool and mohair This I ft* per ®ent reduction to continue In effect for an experimental period of six months ending Jun® rv> 1922. LIVESTOCK PATHS PONTI.NTFD •Effective September :0 rates on live stock in excess <>r ,v> cents per 100 pounds were reduced 2o per ..ent Th®*« I reduced rates were published to expire | Tiprember 21. 1921. It has now been ar i ranged that this 29 per cent reduction shall h® continued until June .I®. 1922. land that other rat®* on livestock ®n which reductions have not been mad® ar® t«• he reduced 1® p®r cent, such re ductions are to b» undertaken effective with January 1 A greater reduction will b® mad® nn grain and grain products and hay. in compliance with th® opinion of th® In (Continued on Pag® Four.) NO NATION SECONDS BRITISH PLEAS AGAINST SUBMARINES Washington. D. C Dp®. 22. (By th* Associated l*re«M (irrat Britain’* plea flint Ihe submarine l»c banished wa* presented 1" the arm! conference but it received no support from nnv other power. Tn turn spoke mien Franc®. Dalv ard dapan replied tlint t’nev recorded submarines, when pro perl v employed, as •*« legitimate and valuable arm ».f naval strength and were unprepared to them abol ished. The American delccrnle* took no final stand but snCgesled the confer ence turn its efforts toward such n revision of international practices as would prevent a repetition of the ruthless submarines methods of the world war. A further exchange ot views on the British proposal will take place fo.. morrow unless I'ranee, whose repre-j renin tires are ncain nwmtihg instmc-l lions from their premier. is pro-j pnted to ahead with the delayed pre.-entnti' estimates for anvil-. inry craft she desire* t.• keep tinder the naval reduction program. The French indicated tonight that thevi had hoped at lomni'row’s meeting to! at least make known I heir exact re-' eirirmnenl - bn submarines. DERATE ITMINT) i t '-Kl' Turin}' rti.-cir r»|nn* took place l® PUEBLO, COLO.. FRIDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1921. MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE WHOLE DARN FAMILY HENRYWATTERSON DIES IN FLORIDA Aged Journalist Passes Away After Illness of Only Few Hours Jacksonville. Fla . Dec 22 A simpl* service attended only by members of hi* family will mark tomorrow ths funeral of Henry Watteraon. Journalist and soldier. who loflnv at a ho tel her®. Tli® body w ill rest in a vault hey® until spring w lien it w ill he taken to Louisville. Ivy . fur burial. Henry Wattcrson. Jr., announcing th® arrangements said that because of th® health nf his mother It had been de cided® that it would he inadvisable for h®r to g*< •" Louisville during the win ter. Hundred® of messages of c,,;i,l >- lepcc were received today by Mrs Wat t‘rso'l from fdd .friends of "Mars® Ilenrv and newspapermen who trained under him. nn®. peculiarly touching, was from Arthur Kro- k. editor of th® Louis' III® Times. "Jim and I are weeping for th® death of old Mmsi-r." it -Mil Jim" I* Jim Wilson aged negro servant who has resided a' th® Watterson home for many years. • Tdonel Watterson. "-tin with hi* fam ily .enne h®r® from Louisville three -.\-eek* ago to spend the winter, passed away as tli® result of heart trouble, superinduced by bronchial congestion Continued on Page Four) hind th® closed doors <-f tli® commit tee room, hut th® British asked that their indictment of the submarine he mad*- publh and indicated that they probal-lv would • irn their fight later to an open '. ?sion of-the conference. They apparently do ivt hope to suc ceed after tnd.i' exprepsior of views, ami are planning to Join in the move for an understanding to restrict oper ations ~f underwat®r craft in future wars Announcement of th® French that HEURFANO MARTIAL LAW TO BE LIFTED IN 15 DAYS Denver. I»• ..' Martial law In . Huerfano county where miners ®m ploved by tin c, dorado Fuel A- Iron] co in pony are on strike against wage reduction will be lifted In ten or' l.v days unless unforeseen complications ! develop in th coal field*. Adjutant Gen. Patrick J Hnmrock. commandant in th® militant area declared here to night "l am eager to ha'® martial law lift ed as soon as the .itnation Is such that it ran he turned ovr 't n the sheriff of Hu- rfano county.” ho said. "The outlook at 111® present time r to to l*i lias* unless something tin ( foreseen take* place,” the adjutant gen eral stated he wan satisfied with the situation in the strik- zone except fgr th® dir® straits of sotn® of the strik- | ing miners In Huerfano county. The] miners are badly In need of fiiuiii'Mal j aid he raid I Congress Rests Over Holidays gehlnglon. P. C'.. I**o. 22.- Congmw mtssed Into today until •Innuary H for the flirlatmaH and New Year ItolUlay*. The house ailjoiirneil at 4 o'«*lo»*k this after noon senate at 4:W). \ll business will he auspen<l«*d during th** recess except for tariff hear ings by the senate finance com mittee. CHRISTMAS FREEDOM FOR WAR CONVICTS Washington. D. C.. L»®c. 22. Christmas freedom for war law of fenders was given final consideration by President Harding tonight at an after dinner conference at the White Houb® with Attorney General Daugh erty. Announcement of those selected for executive clemency It was said, would he ntad® tomorrow*. At to night's eonfereneo the president was un.lerstond tn have gone over wit It Mr. Daugherty the digest prepared by the department nf justice cjmi taining the history of tli® 197 war law violators and to have taken tip each cas® separately. It was thought probable In official circles that the ra*»e ~ r Eugene V Debs was considered as an individual cas® upon its merits, ns were the ’ontlnued on Page Four.) If hey w®re unprepared to present Ak Tires today as to their auxiliary ton mg® requirements iu.*ed general sui prise in conference circles Before th® j committee meeting they had indicated their estimates were ready, hut later lit became apparent that important j cable exchanges wet ® In progress be tween Washington and Premier Bri and. In th®s® exchanges Recretarv | Hugh®s° Joined as thu conference ; chaJrmat'. receiving word of the latest degipes of th® French premier In a ■ At least ;.00 families in Huetfnno* | county nr® needing assistance and con- I ditions are steadily becoming worse he t I cause of th® failure of the-unlon to 1 give benefits. Without a doubt condi tions actually are deplorable. "Unless immediate relief is afford j ■ ■I it will h® up to us to appeal t.> ih® Ame.ricMU Red i Toss for relief.'’ ll® d® i •dared th® appeiranc" of chlUlreu on ! thA s*rc ts of various mining camps 1 "in almost » barefoot, condition'' wan i:nt an uncommon sight. d®spite s®v® ( cold weather. H® related several stories ,of families he said hr knew w®re desti tute and “didn't Know where their next meal was coming from.” At several ramps th® strikers are out of money and hav® no means of mak ing anv in th® mines in ismuch ns tli® j companies have refused !■> give them I work hr ’.him' of their strike activities MINERS WILL TEST VALIDITY OF LAW Insurgents Continue Revolt Against Authority of Mine Workers President • Kansas * 'it>-. Mo , Dr® 22. (By th« Associated P Suit attempting to prove iFt® Kansas Industrial court act unconstitutional and Invalid will ha brought shortly in Kansas at the in stance of the International headquar ters of the United Mine Workers of America. John 1,. le>wls. International president, announced late today. He said Judge J. T Glark<*on of Albia. low .a, geperal counsel f«>r th® T'nLted Mine Workers In th® lowa district No 11. of th® union, had been directed to prepare such action. Mr Lewis made a brief statement regarding general conditions and pros pects in th® Kansas coal field*, where a rontrsf i* In progress between f* 1 lowers of Alexander. Howat. whotM l ew is deposed from office i«s president , f dtetrh t 14, 1 \t \Y \. < ><•! 12. and union miner* ana officials who have heeded the orders of T.evvi* and inter national officers n®l ing at his direc tion. Th® Tfowat participant-* do not recog rir.A the suit and a hearing brought i>. th» nam® of Howat and men who were district hoard officials lit District It. under him. lias been in progress sine® Monday' l.®wis and other Inter * (Continued on Page Four.) message from Ambassador Harvey at London. A SIGN I FIG ANT DISPATCH Th® natur® of the exchanges was not. revealed VmL considerable significance was attached to a news dispatch from abroad saying that M. Brland f®lt h® must consul! with th® French cabinet before making a definite inswer to the message* front Washington. That-development generally was ac cepted ns greatly diminishing the pns i;e. m the case of Ih® leaders.” Adjt. iG'n. Hnmrock asserted. ".Miners in need of assistance ar® not receiving relief from th® union.” h® said. "Little or no money is h®- , ing distributed by th® district union or from its headquarters at Incilan ' npOlla.” * 1 Colonel Ham rock said It® was told th® union had given orders to a f®wr needy families on th® grocery stores in 'li® county for food supplies hut that th® relief "was comparatively .‘•inn II.” "It seems Mint fh® national union organization will not permit the strik® to he called off." he said. "Altlio ther® Is nn relief money available at the present time the striking min-i s hav® th® sympathy «*f tli® union." PRICE FIVE CENTS VOTE ON ADJOURNMENT SHOWS TREATY Will BE RATIFIED WHEN BAIL EIREANN MEETS Michael Collins Receives Large Majority Against Amendment Proposed by Treaty Opponents Dublin, Doe. 22. (by the Associated Press) The hail Kireann 77 to 44 decided Into today on a motion submitted by Michael Collins to adjourn debate on the Irish treaty until January .'J. It was not the motion but an amendment, on which the vote actually was taken. The amendment introduced and seconded by treaty opponents, called for continuous sittings, day and evening, until a division was taken on the treaty's ratification rejection. Defeat of the amendment automatically decided the motion, with few exceptions the vote followed the party lines of those favoring or opposing the treaty. CAUSE OF BLAST IN PHOENIX, ARIZ. REMAINS MYSTERY Officials Seek Perpetrators of Explosion That Shook State Building Phoenix, Ariz . T>ec. 22 Th*» °x plopion in a. small frame structure n»tar the new state highway depart ment building here early this morning remained a mystery tonight after of ficials had spent all day attempting to determine how it occurred. State officials who had quarters in the new building were unanimous in declaring that no explosives were stored in the small building by them and that whatever produced the ex plosion was put in the structure by some one unknown to them. Local authorities were working on theories that the explosion was the work of I. W. W.s’ or disgruntled former employes of the department or of other persons who fancied they had grievances against the highway de partment. The explosion did damage amount ing to only aoout one thousand dollars most of which was due to broken win dows In the highway department build ing and other structures within a radius of several blocks. Had the ex plosion occurred 15 minutes later how ever a force <>f twenty-one men would have been working in the immediate vicinity of tlie frame structure. HEAVY SNOW FORECAST FOR ROCKY MOUNTAINS Denver. I »ec. 22.—Another cold wave with probably heavy snowfall is bear ing down on the Kooky mountain region the district weather bureau an nounced tonight. It will be much cold er in tlw northern and central portions tomorrow and tho snowfall will be heavv In « ob.rndo, northern New Mex ico and northeastern Arizona it was forecasted. A storm of marked intensity was central tonight over southwestern t;tah. Tt ratified rain, tho wehther bureau stated, in California, Southern Arizona and snow in the northern plateau district embracing the west ern slope of Colorado and Northern Wyoming. Rome. I»ec. 22. Five persona were killed and 50 injured in the col lision at San Dona yesterday of two railway express trains. The accident occurred on the bridge crossing the Plave river. slblllty ef an agreement on auxiliary craft for several days, and some of theso in conference circles professed to a chance that sonic new issue had arisen which might again obscure some major plans of the conference. While the naval problems were in the place «.f prominepc© during today’s negotiation*, tho delegates found time tu give increasing attention to the d r. cussjon in American official quarters were interpretation of the new four power treaty. They weighed the pos sible effects of the difference of view between President. Harding and the American delegates and watched de velopments 111 the senate where a group is organizing to oppose ratlflcn tion. Meantime the Japanese announced they had prepared to present at the next meeting of the Far Eastern com- I mittee. now expected next week, a 'statement in opposition to China’s re quest for abrogation of the agreements ! that resulted from ’’the twenty-ono de ! ma nds.” j No further instructions came from Tokio to permit resumption of the Shantung negotiations LOHl) LEE PRESENTS CASK The ra*e of Great Drltaln against ’submarines was presented to the com - inittee by l>ord Lee, chief of the Brit ish admiralty, who declared under water craft not only outraged all con I siderations of humanity but by ii | legitimate methods jeopardized the national life of the British Isles. ,\s a j defensive argument he armed the sub | marine bad proved inefficient except. I in a limited wav. I Albert Warrant, Senator S'hanzer (.Continued on Tag* Four.) Weaher Frid»y -snow p.obably heary much colder »i'h a severe cold wave by night. Nobody tonight believes of course that if a vote had been taken on the treaty Itself, the majority would have beep so great, but there is no doubt in tlm minds of observers that this vote roughly approximates the senti ment* for and against the treaty. This is denjed by Some treaty op ponents. who assert that it was not a fair test, as many deputies dis liked tlte idea of the debate con tinuing thru Christmas. Tn fact Counters Markievioz, e. strong op ponent of the treaty, seconded Mr. Collins' proposal, apparently having in'mind, as indicated by her satirical seconding speech, lie • possibility of j the debate continuing thru Christmas day and night. Collins So<*ks Quick Peels ion. | Mr. Collins showed eagerness to rush his motion thru to quick de cision. lie checked Mr. Mllroy who interrupted the vote to have the ques tion cleared tip as to whether deputies ‘representing two constituencies should have two votes. Mr. Collins declar ing he would not hear of having the fate of Ireland decided on a. techni cality. When it became apparent that there was to be a party line upon the vote the atmosphere became tense with expectation. D# Valera's face was stern and grim when the figures were announced. Gonsiderahle ela tion was shown by Collins and his adherents. Desmond FMtzgerald. min ister of propaganda, who supports the treaty fa Id tonight lie believed tliat not more than ten opponents of tho treaty voted for adjournment Pearce Beasley. an active Finn Felner. who Intended to speak today for ratification, informed The Asso ciated Press correspondent shortly before the vote was taken that be could not make a guess on the out come of the treaty vote but believed that “the fate of Ireland is trembling in the balance.” ?»c Valera Tn Opposition. Mr. Collins’ proposal had been suggested by him some days ago and at that time was turned down by Eatnonn De Valera and Arthur Griffith. It had in the meantime become evident that the proceedings wepe not nearing an end; more than 2'i additional speakers had indicated their Intention to talk In the assembly anti the tendency of all speeches was to increase in length. * Mr. De Valera again met the pro posal of Michael Collins with strong opposition and suggested bitting far into the night, with a view to short ening the speeches and reaching a decision this week. Joint Maclntee, a treaty opponent, followed De Valera, giving as on* of his reasons for advocating con tinuous sittings, his belief that if the Dali rejected the treaty the country i would follow the Dali. He concluded by moving continuous and prolonged sittings until a decision was reached. Tho frank Indication of the motive for this course afforded the first test of the relative strength of the op ponents and supporters of the treaty. It was soon seen that this procedure raised nn Important technical point, for there are five members who rep resent two constituencies each. Four of these members. Griffith, Collins. Mllroy and Mac Neill support the treaty, while the fifth. Mr. Do Valera, opposes the treaty. De Valera's supporters argued that only one vote "each should be allow ed and the rebate was becoming very acrimonious «h#n Mr. Collins waived any claim to two votes. The deputy speaker gave u ruling allowing only one. Vet Result of Vote. The net result . of the vote is two fold. The country will have, an op portunity of Influencing the various representatives between now and Jan uary 5 and such portions of the coun try as are doubtful may. It is ex pected by some, be influenced In fa vor of th° treaty by th° impression that the figures represent a vote in its favor When the question was put If was immediately seen that Mr. De Valera. Krskine Childers. Austin Stack. Charles Burgess and their active supports,s all desired to keep the Dali sitting, while Arthur Griffith. Michael Collins. Kanion . Duggan. Prof. John Mar Neill and advocates of the treaty were equally anxious to afford an op portunity to ill members for a breathing space of intercourse with their constituent*, who. nr. admitted thruout the debates largely ' support the treaty. The division followed almost, but not quite strict party lines for there were pome members who looked sole ly to the question of convenience. When tlm final decision is actually taken the members may be much closer than the adjournment figure* Indicate. UNKNON MAN SHOT IN PACKING DISTRICT Omaha. Neb., Dec. 22.- An un identified man about 27 year* old waa fatal!; : hot In tho South Omaha packing house district early tonight. He had two addresses in his pocket, one reading the Omaha Emplov m»ot bureau. No. 121 North Fifteenth street, and tlm other No. fiat* East Sixteenth street. !>#<, Molnepp. lowa. He died fin hour a.fler being shot.