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Correspondent of London Times Is Kidnapped By
Supposed Republican Army Opponents of
Proposed Anglo-Irish Agreement
Dublin, Jan. s.—(By The Associated
Press) —The Dail Eireann which met
this morning with disruption threat
ened adjourned tonight in the hope
that a basis of agre**ment might be
reached between treaty supporters and
opponents. The pftare committee which
is trying valiantly to patch up an ac
commodation between the two factions
inet again tonight and will report at
a private session of the Dali tomor
Announcement of the existence of a
peace committee was the chief feature
of the day and a thrill was given to
the general situation by the revela-,
tion that armed men assumed to be
Irish Republican army opponents of
the treaty had kidnaped the corre
spondent of the I/ondon Times and
carried him to Cork. Word has been
received however that the correspond
ent was rescued by agents of Michael
Collins and is returning here.
No member of the cabinet is includ
ed in the p*ace committee which is
made up almost exclusively of able
members of the rank and file of the
Dali who have spoken for and against
th« treaty. The most notable of these
ar*> Owep O’Dyffy. liason officer of
T'lster who is a supporter of the
treaty and Liam Mellows.* an uncom
promising Republican who will have
nothing to do either with the treaty or
De Valera's alternative proposals.
An Influential member who Joined
the committee at its request is John
I'artieipjjtiou By Germany In
Conference Is Now
Thought Certain
Cannes. Jan. (By The Associated
Press)—^The program for the forth
oomini international eeonomt© con*
ference was
conversations between premiere and
chief delegatee to the supreme council
which meets tomorrow.
Th French view has been that the
agenda has been laid down In advance.
It is understood that Premier Lloyd-
George of Great Britain agreed to
this »*nd that th« question would be
the first discussed by tho council- In
addition to a continuation of the priv
ate talks between Premier Rrtand of
France and Mr. Lloyd-CJeorge. M.
Hriand had a lengthy conversation to
day with the Marquis Della Torreta.
Italian minister of foreign affairs and
also saw premier Theunys of Belgium
Baron Hayaghi of Japan.
Today s dovc.opmenta seemed to con
firm th*' Impression that the allies are
Agreed on the principle of an economic
conference tho still debating details. 1
Reparations were discussed by tho ex
torts today th** Belgians opposing any
modification in the schedule of pay-:
men t a that likely would compromise
their priority on the 2.t»00,000.<> | >o goldi
marks due by Germany.
The French delegation is backing the
Belgians but it is inclined to make
concessions to the British viewpoint;
to the extent of reducing cash pay
ments to m>.oo«\ooo gold marks annual-i
lv and the rest of reparations in kind.
The British go farther and desire to >
reduce the deliveries in kind so that
the total both In cash and In kind can
be reduced about 2f> per cent from the
Paris agreement or 1,500,000,000 gold
Participation by Germany In the
eventual internal economic conference
Is now taken for granted, hut there
■ till is discussion as to what would he
the consequences of the presence of
Russia soviet delegates which it Is held
In French circles would he tantamount
to recognition of the Bolshevik! regime.
Athens. Jan ft—(By The Associat
ed Press • Fifty bodies have been
recovered from the Greek torpedo,
boat destroyer Leon, anchored in the
harbor "f Piraeus, which was wrecked
yesterday by an explosion of a. tor
\.-dO. Tha explosion damage*] near-
On warships and caused houses
ashore to collapse, killing a number
of the Inhabitants.
Morgantown. W. Vn , Jan. ft - When
Sin attempt was made to open mine No.
I of the Davis Coal company nt Scott's
Run rear here at a lower wage scale
today several score of miners declined
to work and nailed up the entrnnee to
the plant. They then marched thru the
district In an attempt to bring out em
ploye* .>• oflkt mine.** and held several
mas* ins»tlngs. Leaders of the men
pa id they would not return to the Davis
mine until they were assured that tney
would b*» paid according to the scale
agreed upon In 1920.
New Turk. Jan ft. Wage reductions
of 15 per cent and upward will be put
Into effort immediately by tlm Amer
ican Steamship Owners association
Wenthrop L Marvin, general manager,
announced after a meeting today.
T. O'Kelly. Sinn Fein representative
in Paris in whom Mr. Do Valera and
hia colleagues opposing the treaty have
great confidence.
! 1
Agreement Will Net China j
Huge Sum In Tariff
Washington, D. C\, Jan. 5. —(Bv the
Associated -Press.)—The powers acceded
in part today to China's request that
foreign restrictions on her tariff sys
tem bo removed and that steps be
taken toward withdrawing foreign
troops from her soil. Under an agree
ment adopted in the Far Eastern com
mittec of the arms conference an in
crease estimated at 14*5,000,000 in
Chinese customs receipts is to be grant
ed immediately thru modification of
existing treaties and machinery is to
be set in motion for further increases
when they are warranted by reforms tn
''hinese tariff administration. By an
other resolution adopted foreign am
bassadors at Pekin will confer with
Chinese officials whenever China so
requests relative to execution of the
declared purpose of the powers to with
draw in case* where conditions make
It practicable.
Regarding the troop declaration the
Chinese delegations did not express
themselves at length but they voiced
disappointment that tha tariff settle
ment had not fixed a definite date on
which foreign supervision of the
Chlneae customs would be withdrawn
altogether. The meetings of tha com
mittee. the first since December 14
was devoted consideration of the
tariff and proposals tbs
Chinese finding no opportunity to pr©s*
their request that the "twenty-one de
mands" controversy be brought into
the conference for review as a supple
ment to tho tariff resolution, the spe
cial subcommittee headed by Senator
I’ndorwood, recommended adoption of a
declaration advising China to take 'Mm- |
mediate and effective steps" to reduce .
her military forces. Maintenance of
•‘excessive land armament, the suboom- 1
rnitteo held had seriously impaired
t’hi.ncse domestic economy and had be
come a difficult barrier-to the nation's
restoration to financial stability. The
suggestion was referred to a draft
committee for rr\lsion but indications
tonight seemed to point to its lower •
In presenting the tariff revision plan i
under which China immediately would
i have an "effective 5 per cent tariff rate .
Instead of the virtual 3 1-2 per cent in I
force Senator Underwood declared that
, the new arrangement not only would
greatly benefit China but would he a
long step toward promotion of general
j trade and international peace in the
'Far East Dr Koo replying for the
*'hinese conceded that the agreement
was "valuable" but added that China
j could only regard any continuation of
the present foreign controT of her tar
ilff n- an infringement of her sov
erlgnty." He argued also that mainte
nance of the foreign tariff control sys
tem meant a continued handicap to the
opening of China to foreign trade con
tributed to low social and politlc%|
morale among the Chinese and worked
many injustices thru placing the in
(Continued on Page Two.)
Philadelphia. Jan. 5. -Tho funeral oft
Senator Boles Penrose was held this |
morning The same great secrecy that
surrounded the making of arrange- |
merits for tho funeral was maintained j
until the body of the political leader
was lowered into the brick lined gra\o
In South Laurel Hill cemetery. .No
information was forthcoming whether
there were any religious services' at
the house or at the Cemetery. News
paper reporter** were not ndmitttd to •
the burial grounds
The fact that the body of the sens
tor would he burled today became
known late vcsterdn> when the bureau
of vital statistics Issued a permit for
Interment for January ftth or there- j
after. The immediate family of Sena
tor Penrose who was n bachelor, con- i
slsts of three brothers. No in forma - j
tibn was given out regarding the fun
oral beyond th*' brief obituary notice
that the funeral would he "strictly prl- |
Newspapers that regarded the burial I
ot a l . S. senator who had figured so i
largely in the political history of the ,
country as an Important piece <*f news. t
set a watch on practically the same
plan as death watches nvc set on j
prominent persons who are believed ,
to he dying. A report that Senator
I’enrdse'n father was buried years ago
ai. midnight in order to avoid undue
publicity made-the vigil .of reporters *
almost an nil night affair.
About 7:30 n. in. today the three
brothers, Charles 8.. Richard and
Spencer, arrived at the Spruce street
home where the senator s body lay and
where he was horn. Four automobiles
parked a short distance from the house
i about the same time. A little later |
Senators Refuse to Comment
After Visit to White
Washington. P. C.. Jan. 6.—Presi
dent Harding was at Id tonight by
members of the senate agricultural
( bloc to have Indicated to bloc leaders
at a conference today hia disapproval
;of bloc sponsored legislation provld
! ing for farmer representation on the
federal reserve board.
Views of the president on the legis
lation which is to be taken up In the
senate for final consideration Janu
ary 17 were outlined to Senators
Keny«>n of lowa and Capper of Kun
fsas. both Republicans and bloc lead
ers who called at the White house
accompanied by Senator Kellogg of
Minnesota. Republican.
Nono of tlie thro# senators would
discuss the visits. .
Some of tin* bills members said
that the president went so far as to
indicate that h" might veto tho bill
if passed but other members said tills
was not their understanding. Tha
president, it was said by bloc mem
bers. stated ho desired In every way
to promote the interests of the farm
ers but the pending legislation would
tie the hands of the executive with
respect to appointments.
Albany. N. Y . Jan. ft.—Frank X.
Noschange general president of the
Journeymen barbers union, died today.
I Charles Penro.se who Is a physician.
| and had attended his brother, came out
I on the front step and waived his arm
I and seemingly from nowhere a hearse
approached the house.
A few minutes later the body of the
senator was brought out and the hearse
followed by tlie four automobiles, sup
posedly containing the families of the
three brothers, started for tho ceme
j tery Reporters who were on watch
j .*t the cemetery yesterday were not
admitted today and the newspaper men
who followed th** funeral party thru
a steady rain to the last resting place
of th** dead senator, were warned that
i If they entered the cemetery it would
|be at their own peril. Guards were
stationed all around the place. The
1 funeral party was In the cemetor.'
! about fifteen minutes and left before
It' a. m.
Thus was enacted the final scene In
I the caro»r of ft man who could have
had one of the largest funerals In the
I history of the city . Political lenders
| from every county In the state came
I to Philadelphia within the Inst few
j days to do honor to tha late chieftain
and not one was invited to the bache
i lor home of the senator where many
! political conferences have been hel*L
! Questions had been asked' why the
family desired secrecy In the burial of
■ the senator and the answer of dose
»political friends was that Penrose
| hated pomp and ceremony and that it
probably was Ills wish that he bo hur
led os simply and with as little com
motion ns possible, it Is said to have
been n tradition In the Ppnrose family,
which is one of the oldest in tho city,
that all funerals of members be sfrlct-
I ly private.
Washington, D. C-, January I.—'Tha
full naval committee of tha arms con
ference adopted today tha first two
prqpoaahr -aa f anhmaslne wafata
restriction* offered by Elihu Root but
regrouped the provision* into thr«*
The first clause provides for reaf
'flrmation of existing laws of naval
The second applies these rules of
warfare specifically to submarines. The
I Police Arrest Man Who
Held Girl Prisoner Witli
Ban Francisco, Cal., Jan. 5. —Phillip
Whitney. 30 years old. of Kansas City,
was arrested today after the pollco
received information that he had held
Mrs. Maud Huxhorn, 20 years old,
| also of Kansas City, a prisoner at
various hotels and other places in tho
city for threo days, much of the time
at the point of a pistol In an attempt
to forco her to marry him.
A charge of threats against Hf«
was placed against Whitney and ho
was released on SI,OOO ball. Rela
tives of Mrs. Huxhorn hero notified
the police thnt Whitney had followed
her from Kansas City, whence she
fled to escape It Itn and was holding
her a prisoner Imre. The pollco said
they learned that even when the
couple were riding on tlm street cars.
Whitney held .« ptotol to.othe girl's
side, hidden under tho folds of her
coat, so that she would not attempt
to escape.
Lawrence. Mass . Jan. ft. - District
Attorney Donnell of Essex county
announced today lie would request
fr*>n> Dr. F.dward Boos of Boston, a
report of his examination of the late
Edward F. Searles, multimillionaire of
Tho organs were turned over to Dr.
Boos on October 2$ after tho district
attorney had received an anonymous
letter charging thnt Senrlea died of
Christiania. Norway, Jan. ft. —A mes
sage from Hnngesund today says it Is
feared the German steamer Signal of
Kiel with a rnrgo of Iron ore and
carrying a crew of twenty-five men
sank 1n the North Sea December 17.
Tlm signal was on iron screw steamer
of 1,27 ft tons.
Turin, Italy. Jan. < Tlm Flat works
were damaged sno.noo lire and four
workmen were Injured during a fire
today. Tlm fire was caused by tho
explosion of gasoline.
Root proposal number three to initiate
a new precept of international law
banning submarine warfare agaipat
merchant vessels becomes clause three
and also was accepted by the commit
The effect of the Root proposal* a*
adopted, is to forbid submarine action
against merchant crafts so as tho five
signatory powers aro concerned. The
Balfour amendment, making the pro
vision of this clause immediately ef
fective as between tho five powers
also was adopted. The commltteo did
not reach, the Root proposal to hold
aubmarlno commander* personally
liable under penalty for violations.
This clause will bo taken up tomor
New York, Jan. ft.—Charges thnt
eleven corporation's and ten individu
als in eastern states had eliminated '
, competition and maintained excessive
prices for three years In sewer pipe I
and plumbing fixtures manufactured
by them were disclosed today when tho
government unsealed lndlctmonts re
turned last week. The indictments
charged violation of tho Sherman anti
trust act. All defendants who will be
called next week for pleading were
! members of tho Eastern Sewer Pipe.
Manufacturing association, the Clear
inghouse thru which they were alleged
t » have exchanged bids, prlco and sale
; information and other data.
! Cincinnati, Ohio. Jan. ft Beginning
tomorrow bread will )w> sold hero at tho
pre-war price of 6 cents for 16-ounce
loaves It was announced today by the
manager of a chain of grocery stores
•Washington. D. C.. Jan. ft.—Sweep-'
Ing denial of charges thnt lie had shot
two of his men while his command,
part of tho twenty-ninth division was
in tho thick of the Argonno fighting, j
was made before a senate Investigat
ing commltteo today by Major H. I*-
Ople of Staunton, Va.. ami nearly a|
dozen men serving with him overseas.
Only one vole© was lifted against
Major Ople today that of a shell
shocked victim nf war now a patient
In a. Virginia hospital for tho in- I
The witness. Lemuel (V Smith, de
clared that while In a dugout with
three comrades and four German
prisoners. Major Ople fired, shot ami
killed a soldier and then ordered the
body removed without uttering a
In rapid succession the comrades
mentioned by Smith swore they saw
no killing, that they were not in the
dugout and that they knew «»f no evi
dence to support the charges. And
then after a half dozen <»f Major
opic's men bail testified that they
never heard of his shooting a soldier
the major spoke in his own defense
declaring that there was no truth In
the accusations and that ho "never
shot, a man in Ills life.”
Breaking down while witnesses
were telling the commltteo that for
Industrial Commission Has Twenty-Three Similar
Applications Under Consideration; Claim Unable
To Compete With C. F. & I.
Denver, Jan. s.—Permission to re
duce wages to the November, 1917.
scale was given 11 independent coal
companies operating in the Colorado
fields by the state industrial commis
sion today. The commission still has
Police Chief and Messenger
Also Wounded By
Chicago, Jan. ft.—John Soffel. presi
dent of the Maywood State bank, was
shot and killed, and Sweeney,
chief of police of the suburb, and Ar
thur Benson, a bank messenger, were
wounded today when five bandits rib
bed them of a $12,000 pay roll for the
Maywood plant of the American Can
The bandits did not give the banker
and his two guards a chance to ! **.<!
up their hands. They ordered the pay
roll car to stop, and as it came to a halt
opened fire, killing Soffel almost in
Ch:ef Sweeney was shot under the
right arm and Benson in tho s.de. Th*
latter's injuries are seHou*.
The holdup occurred two blocks from
the bank and tho robb»r.i escaped i*n
lan automobile.
Cn'of Sweeney said be wga shot *s
the hank messenger guided the auto
mobile to & stop, and that Benson "'*«
'the second to fall. Mr. FofD*l «P
and attempted to draw his revolver,
when he was shot dead.
Sweeney, despite hi* wound, ran to
the bank two blocks away and turned
in th* alarm. Chicago police dl»patyn«ft
three rifle squads and'plac'd guards
on ail vogairerdn *rayw.wa:
824 D. & R. G. SHOP
Lack of Work Given as Henson
For Reducing
Ptnvor. Jon. 6.—Five hundred and
twenty-five employes of tho Denver
and Itlo Grande shops at Burnham, a
suburb of Denver, will bo temporarily
laid off at the close of work tonight,
according to an announcement made
today by B. It. Burcheld. chief clerk
to the superintendent of motive power
of the road. Back of work is the rea
son assigned for the reduction. Those
affected by the order are mechanics
and laborers employed In the black
smith. boiler, carpenter and paint
shops of the road.
Between 300 and 300 employes were
laid off by the road last week.
The normal force employed at the
shops Is near 1.000. Of this number 100
are machinists. At the time of the
reduction last week this number teas
cut to 77. With the reduction In the
working fore., tonight this number
will bo reduced to 10.
According to Mr. Burchfield., the re
duction In working forces was neces
sitated by the utter lack of work,
am unable to say when the men wilt
return to work hut It will not be until
the accumulation of work makes It
absolutely necessary." he declared.
No reductions are contemplated at
this time by tho Burlington. Colorado
(Continued on Bags Two.)
his services in tho Argonno ending In
a hospital wounded ho was awarded
the distinguished service cross. the
legion of honor and the Croix *lo
Guerre with two palms. Major Ople
quickly recovered and calmly hut
with emphasis asserted that lie never
fired a revolver in tho army.
Major Oplo explained how ho had
attempted to got his men In lino after
they ha.l been demoralized and were
running wildly. A tons*' situation
found him alone in tho effort to re
form tho lines. At the moment ho
was without sldearms and wearing a
raincoat, tho Insignia on which was
covered with mud and it was with dif
ficulty he could make tho men halt.
“I took a rifle and fired twice."
ho declared, "knowing what I was
doing. Ono shot was fired in the
nlr and one in tho ground. Nobody
was hit. After I fired the lines stop
ped and T got them in shape, putting
men I recognized In command. T sent
runners to bring all the men up.
There was not n dead soldier on the
line and there had been no firing”
"Did you shoot n revolver ns charg
ed?” he was asked.
"1 never fired a pistol th*» whole
time I was in tho army," he declared
with emphasis.
Chairman Rrnndegeo wanted to
know If the major had any theory ns
Generally fair Friday some
what warmer eaat portion.
Saturday, probably fair.
23 similar applications under consid
eration. action on which may be tak
en during; the day.
In announcing: its decision to ter
minate jurisdiction and leave the -war
open for the companies to put th*
proposed reductions into effect the
commission found "the wages now
paid employes engaged In the mining
of coal in this state are greatly in
excess of wages paid employes of like
skill and ability who are engaged in
other industries and that the wage
reduction proposed is not at this time
unreasonable or unjust.”
In view of recent hearings held by
the commission on (he reasonableness
of wages paid coal miners and other
labor, the commission announced it
would be "useless to hold a. hearing
on ti>« applications disposed of.”
Of the cases still pending, that of
the PJkeview coal mine, north of
Colorado Springs. Is considered the
most important. It is (he first lig
ninto mine in the state in which
notice has been given of a. wage re
duction. If the .application -is grant
ed it will result In tho extension of
the reduced wage from the bitumin
ous fields of Southern Colorado to the
lignite fields of Northern Colorado.
Virtually all of the companies ask
ing for permission to reduce wages
have been closed since the Colorado
Fuel and Iron company reduced the
price of coal after putting a 36 per
cent wage cut Into effect. They claim
ed they were unable to compete with
the Colorado Fuel and Iron company.
Twenty-nine permits, totaling 121,680
have been Issued by Assistant Building
Inspector R. J. Roberta lor the first
five days In the year of 1*22. Building
permits Issued yesterday totaled near
ly 86.U60 and Included the building of
two residences, repairs to two otners
and the building of three, garages.
Ored Orutt. 722 West Eleventh street,
will build a frame residence next
month at a cost of $1,600 A. C. McChes
ney, 1834 East Fifth street will build a
sinnll frame building for 11.400; A. R•
Thompson. 1402 Beulah avenue took
out n permit for SBOO and L. Robinson.
24<'4 Denver Boulevard will build a
small frame building to be used in co
operation with his dairy business.
J. P. Dillon. 218 Broadway will build
a frame stucco garage at a coet of
S9OO. C. H. Barnhart.. 1506 East Tenth
street will build a frame garage and
D. A. Hlghberger. 424 West Eleventh
street took out a permit for a brick
garage to be built in March.
Douglas. Arlz., Jan. s.—Bandits are
operating with considerable success 45
miles below Agua Trieta according to
an American prospector who arrived
here today and reported that they had
taken three horses from him. He also
believes tlio s?tme bandits Inter killed
two Chinese merchants at Cucaurl and
robbed their stores of supplies and
Fort Worth. Texas. Jan. 8 General
Jphn J. Pershing and party Including
Charles (5. Dnwns, federal director of
the budget, and former United States
Senator Charles Thomas of Colorado.
a.iwl others, who spent last 'night In
Fort Worth on route to the Mexia oil
district, left here early today In pri
vate .-arc. They will be in the oil sec
tion two days and will attend tho in
formal opening of the ne w highway
between Mexia and Confederate Park,
a gift from Col. A. K. Humphreys.
to how the reports about him bad
"None, sir.” he said. "It may be
that one circumstance led to It. It
happened that Lieut. Floyd W. Cun
ningham accidentally killed himself
with a rifle and I was the first to
reach him. I bent down, opened his
blouse and while there alone In that
position some stragglers may have
been around. 1 sometimes think this
scene may have started rumors of
which I was the victim.”
Senator Watson. Democrat of
(loorgin. whose charges in the senate
that American soldiers had been
hanged without trial in France, took
no part in today’s examination. But.
announcing that ho was not prose
cuting any case he presented a list of
witnesses to be summoned to give
testimony relating to the Opie charges.
The committee Indicated that they
would be called when the hearing In
resume \ Tuesday. Eight letters from
former men in the major's command
and from citizens who know him
were presented.
A volunteer witness from San Fran
cisco coming at his own expense en
livened the proceedings with a de
ecrlptlon of what he saw in prison
camps. When it was suggested the
committee put him on the witness
payroll ho was called and stated he
had been known as a. famous tramp.

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