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AND DAILY UNION. I f - YEAR-NO. 35. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 1920. THIRTY PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS.' - s 1. nc 3 ..:- - v .l i.l i -, - j :-J Li, l- liJDjSvN Mr. A lit ' . : -V ansnsnrnw -snwnanasw nw. IF o)i A. .AFFECT :CPTES Jef IT. & Against t!;nce League. .Aactoo. No- 26- (United ; L-Tfc American government Eme Great Britain that it I VsH toopose to be exciqaea I i Mrtlclpition in the rlghU and JKM lecurcu u gaj is tie treaties of peace, f'lb-Ottrt States, having abso lj. nadtated tbe Anglo-French JJJgSton Mesopotamian oil, of Id today awaited reaction m taw to Secretary Colby's h at protest to Great Britain. At lott, it expected to influence tM of Nations meeting at Sam ob the question of methods 4 iinuUstistion of mandates, tat Brit1" holds the mandate Htsmotaaiia. 1 ItsteCKt Colby's notewill have k n 1V 01 Germany s receni M(t asainst the distribution of alifrr over her former colentes A; n principal allies also is await ek vita Interest m Jm UllDJ HWi uui gsdcu tw 4i tb- t hrtlfn Minister Lord Curzon, w tm wiwntmwt nnpltictt thi San TatColby note, addressed to ni- hrtlrn Minister Lord Curzon, miiBrotest aaglnst the San lm ifraement between Great! i and France for an apparent Mlon of the oil supplies of Mes- At not made the following im print points: Tat United States holds it is "of ut itaxwt importance to the tu rn aaaee of the world that alien tartar transferred as a result of tai far with the central powers, Ul ae held and administered in taaiwty at to assure equal treat- to the commerce and the citi- sn Kill, nations." lnaipon an understanding to tkkafect that President Wilson at in peace conference "war tM that the acquisition un tllPiatt of certain enemy terri ftptkt victorious powers would Htautaet with the best inter- mi at the world." Wilt BrIUsh Pledged. vim onuu ilrtosi aito to taaiUoa 1 MmelVt fantio th Vab and to 1 we mum pledged in her pre fim ut to this government on that the "natural re- Mesopotamia are to be the people of Megopo o the future Arab state. Manatabliahed in that region, and t la the purpose of the Brit tOTernment to secure those re- K to tbe Mesopotamia state, wfc particular that it is far from wateMlon of the mandatory pow- t Mlabllsh any kind of monop Taf preferred position of its own teatat.. . e Halted States "finds difflcnltv "Welling; this pledge with the JW Mraagement in the San "Ureement. In view of Great ""'a aaauranra that it has nn of eatablishlng any kind MHlAlT PAlh. ..u r , - wiu.v nwu. . BUI .1 )mrtti,i f" of the San Remo agree- "T uw any private petroleum u uiay ueTeiOD me walan oil fields shall be .07? Permanent ririlUh cnntrnl " J l0 requests that Great Jwbmit to the United States jrteg now being drafted for SJf and Palestine by taLTUm befor tneir nubmls Sa council of the League of T?J.Ba that the drafts of these made public. PJ Owrrnle British.. ' IV " 1 M council or objections to the pro- wW Which COlintris. nnt ss trom tne leue fo' ,iitration for the colonial jjw of former enemy pow tjjWiw territories to be ad- VK tut r to hve a majority on wnanent, mandate commis W5, council confirmed the brf"1 the Brussels meet Vl!7'v,or a commlMlon of W?" Wch shall be the rep- .Ita, , . 01 non-mandatory na- V-,JT7IFE'S WOFSIIOT ef 1!m) t. ' fcejWIti Tale ef Hu. "ft Death. '.T0- .0T. Mni St hch released the (h iwmiI . "osaay nignt, J Ma, u to e W Hra. .... ... Ur k!.? bot In... BMhaail in .i.- 1...... sfii;, """ Miteh.11. tZ2h"' of her husband, .W"1- today tor the NEW INSTITUTE OF POLmCSTO i START IN JULY Williams CoDeseEnaUed By Bequest to. Open ,' ' Novel Department ' Wllliamstonn, Mm, Nov.: An institute ok, politics, proposed by President Harry A. Garfield of Wil liams college, as authorized by tbe trustees in 191S, but delayed in opening by the war, will hold its first session at the ' college from July 28 to August 27 of next year. Its object as announced last night is to advance the study of politics and to promote a better understand ing of international 'problems and relations. It is planned to have lec tures by men of international prom inence. An unnamed benefactor has pro Tided funds to cover the expenses of the institute tor three years. The board of ad risers of the institute is composed of the following persons Former President William How ard TafU. Archibald C. Coolidge, professor of history at Harvard; John Bassett Moore, professor of international law and diplomacy at Columbia; Philip M. Brown, .pro fessor' of international law at Princeton; President Edwin A. Ald erman of the University of Virginia; Jesse S. Reeves, professor of polit iacl science at Michigan univer sity; President Edward A. Birge of the University of Wisconsin; W. W. Willoughby, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins univer- sti. , i vaiucnt mi si.ui. uuowu of the' University of Chicago, and Jameft ' Rrown Sr.ott.f ue-crrtiirv nt the Carnegie Endowment for Inter- national reace. "BADGER" PLOT KILLED PIERCE Murder of Philadelphia Basiaess Man Was Result of Black. . BaHJoc Scheme, . . 4 . Philadelphia,' Nowr- .( United Press.) Police today believed that Henry T.' Pierce, wealthy business ' i wo(i' mtiid the fine spirit of your good his death as a result of a badger game plot : ., ' . Detectives s&d they were con vinced -that an attempt was made to blackmail Pierce in ' a badger game and that when ' be refused to be "bled" but attacked the con spirators, he was beaten to death Marie, Phillips and Philip Tread way were brought here today from Wheeling, W.Va where they were arrested in connection with the murder. ' The police theory is that Miss Phillips, Treadway and two mys terious characters (known as "Al Smith" and "Jack," who are al leged to be gunmen,'- plotted the badger game. They asserted the four got Pierce involved in a "par ty" and then tried to blackmail him and that the killing resulted. Treadway and the girl today de clared that the mysterious Al Smith and "Jack" did the killing, which I they witnessed They said they were innocently invoivea in iue party and were uaable to get away from the others. INJURIES FATAL TO O'DOIIIIELL Automobile Racer Hut at Pd . way Yesterday Expires in ' Los Angeles. . ; Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 28. (United Press.) Eddie O'Donnell, automobile racer injured in the speedway accident here yesterday, died here tday. , O'Donneil'p death was the third as a result of a crash between his machine and that of Gaston Chevro let's in a 250-mile race here yester day. Chevrolet and Lyall Jolls, O'Don- ell's mechanician, were killed, and John Bresnahan, Chevrolet's me chanician, was injured. Take Body te IaaJaaav. Los Angeles. Calif., Nov. 26. The body of Gaston Chevrolet, who died in the crash in which O'uonneii was injured, will be taken to In dianapolis for burial Mrs. Chevro let will leave Sunday for her hus band's body, according to present arrangements. . No funeral ' arrangements for Lyall Jolls, the mechanician, who was riding with O'Donnell, had been made early today. JUDGE 8AYES JUKI. Springfield, 111.. Nov. 26. Federal Judge Louis FitxHenry Intervened thia morning to save a Jury from too much evidence. Stopping Dr. J. D. Lamke. Delaware plant path ologist, after the 600th detailed diagnosis, the Judge asked how many more. The expert Indicated there were still 1J00 entrees. Sym pathy for. the jury and for econ omy's sake,, for the expert had al ready taken three full days, tbe judge asked that the witness removed. : . '..: bei KtESTALIl OIJ CORDIAL RELATIONS President - Elect Pledges Friendship and Good : Will to Panama. Ancon, Canal Zone, Nov. 26. ( Associated Press.) Senator Hard ing devoted today, the last day of his short visit at the Pacific ter minus of the Panama canal, to rec reation, for the most part, although he had several more talks with canal sone officials. The president-elect ' rose early for a game of golf, and later took a motor boat ride. Late this after noon he will leave ny train ior Cristobal, where on Sunday he will go on board his ship to return to the United States, sailing for Nor folk. His return to Cristobal will complete a three day visit here, in wmcn BiKnueems 7tto 1 with a pracucal study of problems wuicn Will CUUUUUl UliU unci uc . United States. Not the least of these problems, are the relations the new adminis tration wlIL maintain with the re public of Panama, with the presi dent of which he exchanged assur ances of good will at the banquet given in his honor by President Porras last night. The question of a proper military , force for the canal zone also has engaged his active attention, and he will be particularly mteresiea in I plans of the war department, to in crease that force to a mil division. During his motor ride today he in spected the forts off the Pacific end of the great waterway. " Banquet Talk. Senator Harding's address at last night's banquet, created a most favorable impression. Judging from comments heard" affef it was com pleted. "The cordiality of your greetings wishes stir me deeply," he said, taM-ntr Praaiflent Pnmn . "It ia a fine thing for one republic to be so 1 reassured of the abiding confidence I 'and friendship of a sister republic. 1 This is a most attractive land and I would be deaf to the call of duty as public servant in the senate if .1 did not seek fuller understanding of the developing obligations of oar civilization as reflected here, and aim to add to the friendly under standing which becomes our two re publics in their exceptional inti macy here. "We are rather more than friend ly, quaffing the cup of most cordial association. We are spiritual part ners in one of the gigantic ad vances of the 20th century trans portation. ' ."You spoke of our America be ing mirrored here in our canal sone activities. I can well believe and trust 'that you find in the sone a reflect of a righteous America which believes in that liberty for others which we demand for our selves, and that you catch that spirit of ample justice and fair dealing which indexes the best hu man relationship. - "I need not assure you anew of the friendship of our United States for your republic We are deeply interested in the development of your good fortune. More, we want our proven friendship for you .to add to the confidence of all Amer ica, north, central and south, in our people and our government. We crave friendly relations, and. we wish to promote them and make them abiding. We want a spirit of fraternal Americanism which befits the American continent, not in sel fishness, not in rivalry of the old world, but in a mutuality of inter est and helpfulness to one another. "Indeed I may speak for our re public. We choose peace and amity with all just peoples, and we crave for all of the Americans that happy relationship and cordial friendship and good will which you have ut tered tonight and which I can so sincerely reciprocate and pledge to you and your people. HIE WEATHER , Unsettled weather with probably rain or snow tonight and Saturday. Somewhat wanner tonight with the temperature slightly above freez ing. Highest yesterday, 33; lowest last night. 32. Wind velocity at 7 a. nw, 2 miles per hour. - Precipitation, none. . - 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 am. . i . . y ester, yeater. today Dry bulb tern. ..32 S3 33 Wet bulb tern. ..29 .-.30 , 30 Relative humid.. 71 69 s 75 - River stage 2.6, no change last !4 hours.' River Forecast, Only slight changes in the Mis sion! will occur from below' Du- bnque to Muscatine. ' J.X: Brisiuiut. steteoroiogisT. GREECE MAY BE ABANDONED BY HER TWO ALLIES If Ex-King Returns, Enf -land and France IAbj " Withdraw Support Athens, Nor. JS. (Associated Press). Franca and Great Britain maw tkavmU (ka wnati 9 fnvwnakl uw ireaau'v iu a wua a wi avium King ConstanUne to his throne, but fears are expressed that the two nations will wash their hands of the Greeks, either by concluding an j arrangement with the Turks sepa rately or , using'' General Baron Wrangel's army, now eorganizing on the Island of Lemnos, ' for a spring campaign against the Turks. Should either of tnese steps be ta ken by France or Greati Britain, there is apprehension they mayi abandon Greece financially. The Venizelist newspaper Eleuth eros Tipos today made an attack upon the cabinet, declaring it had "done away with the legal regency," and asking: "Why not tell tbe peo ple the greatest danger is to have the British say: 'Settle the dynastic question as you choose; we are no longer Interested in Greece.' Princes Andreas and Christopher, brothers of ConstanUne, adopted an unusual procedure this morning by visiting the premier. Prince Chris- topher shook hands with all the erg M, c,erks at theofficer.s Veuiielos, at Nice. , Nice, France, Nov. 25. (Associat ed Press). Eliptherios Venizelos, former premier of Greece, arrived here today from Messina, Italy, and was received at the station by the officials of the department, repre sentatives of the mayor and city council, and large crowds of the populace. The elderly statesman 'seemed deeply moved by the wtfrmth of his reception. "I believed the) Greek people were following me, but I have made a mistake," said M. Venizelos to the . Associated Press. .; "But one must not be too severe toward a na tion . which two years after demo bilization is still mobilized." His eluctance to talk was gener ally interpreted as meaning that M. Venizelos will make no public ref erences to Creece for the newspa pers until he has conferred with the French and British foreign offices. COMMITTEE TO HEAR ROLLING Brother-la-Law of President Testi fies at Shipping Board In vestigation Today. New York, Nov. 26. R. W. Boil ing, brother-in-law of President Wilson, and Wallace Downey, presi dent of the Downey Shipbuilding company, wire called to testify to day before the Walsh congressional committee when it resumed hear ings here on alleged corrupt prac tices in the United States shipping board. , Beth Mr. Boiling and Mr. Downey had expressed a desire for oppor tunity to refute allegations made before the committee last week by Tucker K. Sands, a former Wash ington, D. C bank official. Mr. Sands testified -that they were im plicated in an alleged transaction involving payment of $40,000 by the Downey Shipbuilding company to the shipping board to obtain con tracts. ; DIXON BARBER HURT IN HOLDUP Geerge 0. Marsh In Critical Condi- tioa in Chicago Three Men Under Arrest. Chicago, Nov. 25 George O. Marsh, a Dixon, 111., barber, is In a serious condition and three- men are under arrest as a result of a holdup In which Marsh's skull was fractured, an ear torn off, and one eye gouged out Police say the three prisoners have confessed 'they attacked the man and stripped him of his clothes. One of the three is Walter Murphy, brother ot "Big Tim" Murphy, head of the street sweeper's anion, who waa held last spring In connection with . the murder of Maurice "Mossy" En right. "Big Tim" has employed, special ists to attend Marsh In an effort to save hia life. , LEf.GUEf.lAV ASIIKCE TO MEDIATE . m , mm - , , iJrailing ACUOn OJ U. 8. in Amenial Geneva Win I , . . ' Appeal to XTCnCn. Washington, Nov. 26, President ! Wilson received today the appeal of the League of . Nations that he act as mediator in the Armenian situation. The message reached tbe Whiie house last night from Gen eva ana was aeuverea to tne pres ident tnis morning. Mr. Wilson already has consent ed to fix the boundary lines of Ar menia, but there was no informa tion at the White house as to his Ideas on the subject of mediation. Geneva. Nov. 26. (Associated Press.) The attitude among dele gates of the assembly of the League of Nations toward the appeal' of the league to President Wilson to act as mediator in the Armenian situa tion appears to be one of hope with out expectation that the United States will relieve Europe and the league of an embarrassing ques tion. . Behind the admitted necessity of doing something for Armenia there is a conflict of European interests involved. Great Britain, it is un derstood, would look with great dls favor ott intervention by any power having rival interests. Action by the United States in Armenia, it is held, would involve no such com plications. . In default of action by President Wilson, general opinion here is that France is the country most likely to offer favorable reply to tbe me diation appeal made by the council of the league yesterday to the various posyers at the. same time the message to President Wilson i was sent Acceptance by France, however, it is understood, would be on condition of fall support by the other powers - Wll Hear Barmefl. The activities of the assembly have been transferred for the time being from the hall of the reforma tion, where the full sessions of tbe body have been held, to the head quarters of the secretariat Here tne committees and sub-committees were holding . sessions throughout the day. They will continue their labors until Tuesday next, when tne assembly will reconvene, hear the first reports of the committees and take up the resolution of George Nicol Barnes of Great Britain ask ing the council to explain why it did not intervene to prevent the clash between the Poles and Rus sian bolshevik! last summer. . Committee number six of the as sembly has finally settled upon the nrlncinle of its report on disarm ament, the French viewpoint pre vailing. The recommendation win be that disarmament be imposea only with due regard for the se curity of the different states. While a sub-committee is drawing up this report the committee is tak ing up the question of an economic blockade as an arm of the league against offending natiofB. IIAMON DIES OF GUNSII0TV10UND Berabliean National Committee-, , loan, Injured by Woman, Ex plres at Ardntere. Ardmore, Okla., Nov. 26. (United Press.) Jake L. Hamon, million aire oil magnate and Republican national committeeman, died at Hardy sanitarium at 8:18 a. m. to day of acute dilation of the heart Hamon has been nursing a gunshot wound since last Sunday. The end came after a 12-hour attack, Dr. Walter Hardy, head of the sanitarium, said. Hamon was believed to have passed the danger mark early Thursday morning, but suffered a relapse last night when his heart started failing. Mrs. Jake Hamon and daughter were at his bedside when he ex pired. A hurry call had been sent to his son, who resides In Chicago. .The wife of the millionaire de clared "fullest confidence In Mr. Hamon and felt perfectly sure that he was wounded by accident I feel grieved' that any other JJ con struction should have been placed on the Incident" : ' . Mrs. Clara Smith Hamon. wanted on -a warrant charging her with shooting Hamon, waa still at large today; - - : v Hamon's son, who resides in Chi cago, la enronte to Ardmore. rOSTKK KBSIGKS. Chicago, Nor. M.-(By United Press.) William Z. Foster, leader be the' steel strike last winter, -today resigned as business manager ef the New Majority, Chicago labor paper.. Foster announced he has organised the Trade Union Educa tional league, the pornose of which is "to assist in hastening the nat ural evolution of the labor snove naent from a craft to an tndnstrial NATION-WIDE MOVE STARTED FOR OPEN SHOP Propaganda Claims Not to ; Be Opposed to Organ ized Labor. Chicago, Nov. 26. (United Press) A propaganda barrage, nation wide in scone, azainat th tIimmI shop, was launched here today with ue opening 01 national headquar ters of the American Press Bureau. The fight to, throw all shops open to non-union labor and trade un ionists follows closely the an- 1 nouncement of the American Feder ation of Labor that it will fight to the limit any effort of manufactur ers to kill the closed shon Dlan. 1 nomas j. Sullivan, director of puDiicny or the American Press Bu ""1 nub ma organization was formed for promoting better rela tions between the emnlover and worker and that the new scheme of things "will mean the elimination ot the closed shoo." we a.e not opposed to organized inuur, suiuvan said, "but are against the closed shop. Labor is entitled to fair treatment; so is the ooss. btrikes and boycotts must cease.' Employers who have the closed thop have very little to say about the conduct of their own bus iness. Labor must be educated that the open shop is the best way to promote friendly relations be tween it and the employer." Sullivan said over twelve hun dred chambers of commerce over the country have gone on record fa voring the open shop. ' The American Press Bureau, ac cording to Sullivan, is to distribute propaganda advocating the open shop to newspapers and magazines all over the country. Tbe cost of the service is to be born by manufacturers, who will be asked to contribute to the upkeep ot the bureau, according to Sulli van. ; Plans of the bureau also include preparing and sending out propa ganda designed to warn the public against radicals; educate radicals out ot their beliefs and prevent an other crop of anarchists. In the current issue of the" New Majority, Robert M. Buck, the edi tor, flayed the American Press Bu reau for its advocacy of. Ux open shop. SEA GULL GETS "WANDERLUST" Tags en Lea vf Slain Bird in Alberta Bevenls Migratory Pro pensities. Edmonton, Alberta, Nov. 26. A hunter's inability to distinguish be tween a sea gull and a duck today brought to light additional knowl edge of the migratory propensities of an individual of the former spe cies. The unusual wanderlust of this bird, inadvertently killed by a constable of the Alberta provincial police, who thought it was a, duck, was revealed by a small- aluminum tag around its leg, which read: "Notify Biological Survey, Wash ington, D. C, No. 6553." . fourToseTife in train wreck Beaeners Coatiaae Qaest for Dead in Debris of Grand Trash Passenger Train. Toronto, Nov. 26. Rescuers con tinued today their quest for addi tional .bodies in the debris of the Grand Trunk passenger train wreck ed near here Jast night with a known loss of four lives. It was believed several bodies were buried in the wreckage. More than a score of persons in jured in the wreck caused by col lision with a freight train are in hospitals here, several of them, it is reported, in a critical conditon. IIAVY EXPLAINS CADLEAGTION Interference With Western Union at Miami Kenned as "Cooperation" With State Departaaent , " Washington, Nor. 36. In pre venting the Western Union Tele graph company from connecting its cable line between Miami and Miami Beach. Fin the navy department Imply is cooperating with the sec retary of. war at the request of the state department the District of Col am Ma supreme court was in formed today by Acting Secretary Woodbury. '' ' This information was given the court (n the answer by the navy department to the rule Issued by Justice Stafford requiring the de partment to show cause why it should not be enjoined from inter fering wkh the telegraph company in connecting the cable. 1 . - .1 fsr. . GMIQtlT ARRESTS ARTHUR GMFFITII AND PROF. JOHU LMCIEILL BEACH REPORTS BIG ESTIMATE 1 FOR WATERWAY Chief Engineer Recom mends Appropriation of Many Millions, i . ' Washington, Nov. 26 Harbor and waterways improvement and main tenance will require appropriation of $78,207,665 for the flscal year of 1921, according to estimates of Major General Lansing H. Beach, chief of army engineers in his annual re port made public today. He recom mended a rivers and harbors bill total of 657,206,715, supplemented by sundry civil items aggregating $10,982,950 for continuing contracts and other items in other moneyt bills. The recommendations will be in corporated in the annual estimates submitted to congress at its session Dec. 6. The MississiDDi river, from its mouth to Minneapolis, will require $16,190,000, including provision for the Mississippi river .commission. the report said; Muscle Shoals ni trate plant, $10,000,000; New York harbor and its adjacent waters. $5,800,000, the Ohio River $5,585,- 000. The Missouri river will require $2,115,000. District Estimates. Recommendations for appropri ations in the various districts fol low: St. Louis district, Mississippi! river between Ohio and Missouri rivers, $1,000,000; removng snags, $50,000; between Missouri river and Minneapolis. $2,000,000. Kansas City district: Missouri river, $2,100,000; Kansas City to Sioux City; $15,000; Osage river, $15,000;' Gasconade river, $5,000. Ohio river, locks and dams, $5,000, 000. Mlwaukee district: Manistique, $7,500; Menominee, $28,000; Green Bay, $59,500; Fox river, $36,500; Sturgeon, bay and Lake , Michigan ship canal, $25,000; Kewanee, $4,000; Two Rivers harbor, $6,500; Sheboygan, Wis., $13,500; Port Washington, $3,000; . Milwaukee, $175,000; Racine, $165,000; Keno sha, $45,000; Waukegan, $116,500.. Chicago district: Chicago har bor, $258,000; Calumet harbor, $200,- 000; Calumet river, $210,000; Indi ana harbor, $430,000; Illinois river, $130,000. COURT ENJOINS 72 SALOON MEN Jadge Landis of Chicago Issues Order on Ground That Places Are Public Nnlsaace. Chicago, Nov. 26. Federal Judge K. M. Landis Issued restraining i orders against 72 saloonkeepers to- j day to prevent their violating the j prohibition law. Attorney General Edward Brundage'of Illinois, who filed suit against the saloon men Wednes day, had asked that their places be closed. The orders were issued on the ground that the places were public nuisances coming within the mean ing ot the Volstead law, which em powers federal Judges to close places and "abate the nuisance." Under the order tbe saloons will be allowed to keep open but will be brought into court for contempt it liquor is sold. U.S. EXPORTS Imports Suffer One Mfflien Dollar Less During October Depart, eat ef Cenuaaeree Report 'Washington. "Nov. 26. Exports during October increased by nearly $150,000,000, while imports de-T-.m annraximatelv $1,000,000 foreign trade figures made public today by the department of com - mere show. - Exports were valued at S762.000.000, against $605,000,000 la September,' while1 imports were valued at $362,000,000. The excess of exports over im ports In October, amounting to $390,000,000. is the largest in any one month of the present year. --For 10 months ending with Oc tober exports were $6,832,000 com pared with $6,499 ,000 in the same period last year, and imports were $4,720,0008 or $1,621,000 more than daring the same period last year. Thus the trade balance in favor ot the United States tor tbe first 10 months of this year is $1,112,000. compared with a balance for the same period the year before of $3,400,000. Chief Spokesmen for the Irish Republic in Cus tody of Crown. ;: Dublin, Nov. 26. " (Associated' Press.) Arthur Griffith, founder of. the Sinn Fein Organisation. Profes sor John MacNeill, Sinn Fein mem- ber of parliament for Londonderry! City, and the national university of Ireland, and founder of tbe Irishi volunteers, together with a number of others. Including Professor Mac Neil l's son, were arrested today by the auxiliary police. Griffith is tha "acting president of tbe Irish Re public." Mr. Griffith was jo have address ed a meeting of the Irish Self-Determination League at Manchester next Sunday. , A statement issued from Dublin) castle, the seat ot the government., with regard to tbe Griffith arrest, read: "Arthur Griffith was arrest-' ed at his residence in St Lawrence road at 2 a. m. A large quantity of! literature was taken from his house. I No arms were found. He was in! bed at tbe time and was taken away; in a motor lorry. He made noi statement His arrest was effected without trouble." - In the absence In America of Eamonn De Valera, president of thai Irish republic, Arthur Griffith has. been probably the most active) spokesman in Ireland, for the causes i of Irish freedom. Last night in am interview he charged the policy ofl reprisals in Ireland was determin-J ed upon by England more than a, year ago and inaugurated last March with the assassination eC Lord Mayor MacCurtain of Cork. Everybody in Ireland deplored the bloodshed, Mr. Griffith said, "but England started it and sbe. could get it stopped in 24 hours if she so wished." He disclaimed any responsibility for the operations of the "murder gang," the eixstence ot which was charged by Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief secretary for Ire land, in a recent speech. The real "murder gang" was in Dublin Cas tle, Mr. Griffith declared. ' Sketch ef Griffith. Arthur Grijth came into promin ence in 1917, when be presided at the opening of the Sinn Fein con ference in Dnblln. In a by-election in June, 1918, he was elected to the house of commons for East Ca van, and was returned for this con. stituency and Northwest Tyrone in, tbe general election ot the same year. Like tbe other Sinn Fein; members, however, he refrained, . from taking his seat after the gen eral election. Last year he was elected one of the vice presidents of the Sinn Fein organization. During tbe hunger strike ot Lord Mayor MacSwiney of Cork he was tbe autbor of an ap peal to President Wilson and all the' beads ot governments on behalt eX the lord mayor. - - Professor John MacNeill Is pro fessor of law in the national uni versity of Ireland. . Id May, 1916; he: jwas found guilty by a court mar tial ot complicity in the Easter re- j Ibellion of mat year, and was sen-, i . i . i : r , . . leuueu iu me imimauuuieui. nun was released during 1917. In the, general election of 1918 he was, chosen to parliament as a Sinni Feiner, but did not take bis seat Among those arrested this morn-, ing were Joseph McBrlde and S. J. j Duggan, Sinn Fein members of par- liament respectively for tbe west division of County Mayo and the south division of Dublin. . . , , Witness Funeral . i Dublin, Nov. 25. (Associated j Press.) Enormous crowds, stand ing 20 deep, lined both sides of the route and witnessed one of the most impressive militcr corteges Dublin ever had seen when the cof fins ot the officers assassinated here last Sunday were token today by way ot the north quay to the north wall, where" they were placed on , board a torpedo boat destroyer; bound for England. . Tbe throngs, composed largely of: women and girls, showed the ut most respect for the dead, and as tor as is known no untoward inei-i dent detracted from the solemnity i of the occasion. . Every arm of the British forces ; in Ireland was represented, and by ! j a large contingent There were in-; 1 fan try, cavalry, artillery, airmen, ; i royal Irish constabulary, auxiliary 1 corps aid "black and tana." A twin- . turreted armored car brought up the rear. Each coffin was covered with a Unon Jack. Gunners carried tbe floral tributes. The coffins of the two auxiliary police officers were borne by light lorries ot the police department e Charge As let J . ' London, Nov. 26. The Irish office, in stating; this noon that Arthur Griffith had been arrested in Dublin at 2 o'clock this morning, said no format charge had yet been pre ferred against hint Ha was taken away in n lorry to a destination not made public A.