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TUESDAY DECEMBER 7, 1920. -EIGHTEEN PAGES.
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JfjESSAGE
OF WILSON
fci Tragedy of Lone Man
; tt White House Over
. hangs Washington. c
. BT PATID LAWREXCE
ni tn 1 nfi Armiftl.
wuBinTion. Dec. 7.-1 his might
11 be called inaugural week in
tn national cap.tal. The fesiivi-
Dm and ceremony will come on
larch K but to all intents ana pur-
mm, the trrivai of President-elect
Harding marks the beginning of
new regime, lae Kepuoncans a
iimdv in control oi ootn
1
kijuiei of congress and are
fully
tnanued lnev' Deed wnlv talce '
,k. .110 tnr liia TireeiiL sebaiuu
w" v"v . . r . .. ...
(roin 4be new leader (of the party.
When Mr. Harding, moreover,;
lipoiMs uu cabinet, tne new naaas
J i... n.nfl.nments will be ab.e to
i famihr wiu the executive bu-
rum of the governuieat without
waiting for March 4. But the im- i
-.. ihir. ahont. this week la
u inirit ith which the Republi-, American home is equalled any
cut are approaching their new re- where in the world. But I believe
non.ibilit.e3. They realize that we ought to have more of them,
nek Proses can be mate by way ! trerybody ought to have a home.
public hearings and eorrunittee J ould be a home that would keep
Lungs in formulating a basic husband and wife home instead of
r., i,ioiot,n f,,, .h. ei-.&ut seeking good time.
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tr session of congress to be call-
el by Mr. Harding immediately alt
er be takei ihe oath of office.
There is already a disposition on
at part or tne Democrats to ueier
I. lne Republicans and to put no ,
otatrncUons in iheir path. Thus
tta ussion oi congress wnicn ns ne A housewife has to have producers to resist production or
Jut opened may be more produc- juSt as much brains as a business put up prices. There are thou
liv that was hrst anticipated. It woman. -! sands of acres of coal deposits ad-
U only in ti:e executive mansion it-, stifler said that instead of girls lacent to railways whiclf can be
Kit thst the element of mystery and g0jnB to work in the business world opened at any time that the open
loubt remains. Up to noon when they should rUy home and help marker offers opportunity for profit,
crapeis convened the newspaper their mothers. i uuring the past yW on one rail-
eoimpondtLts were unaware j -Girls study to be stenographers, j road more tnan one thousand new
winner the president would tend i don't see any reason why they mlnes were opened. There can be
m message to congress or cume
is mo ua.pii.ui uiumciL w uciuw ne sum.
Weed, the message i:self had not j sutler launched his school for
wen been pent to the printers or newly weds only a week ago. Twenty
sirute copies of it given to the couples attended the first "class."
nvioos press associations to be . . . .
Sr,:8 hM been theTiME TO SOLVE ;
Hidden Dnuna,
i Back or ull this is a drama wmca i
floe nubile is not oermi.ted to see, !
.... . . i 1
U Woodraw Wilson is strueeliOK
iimst the advice of physicians',,. ..
who have not thought it wise for , minister
aim to appear in person
in con-
freei. It vas against the advice
of physicians that he took the fa
ou wes'orn trip which resulted
11 hit nervous breakdown. His ad
visers tay iu, is well enough to de
liter the message, but they see no
Niton to take a ritk the excite
ment of which may bring on a re
upse. Still cherishing the idea that he
Bay bt able to round out his admin
fcUTiUon wi.h a concrete achieve
ment tor world peace, Mr. Wilson
tuts action by the present con
pen on th? treaty and League of
Nations covenant. He has been
tited to send it back to the senate
1 1 compromise suggestions. Most
of hit advisers favor such a course.
They declare that the Republicans
My ignore the treaty, but that the
icord of the Democratic adminis
tration will thus have been com
peted. Keeps Own Counsel.
Characteristically silent, Mr. Wil-
big kept his own counsel and
fi'en no inkling of his plans to
Myone. '-Cven White house officials
Protested absolute iirnoranre f i
the Biwaidenfa intention, and rfirt
ot tay is they have so often
the Daat thut thev knew hut m'Pre
forbidden t tell. The fact of the
r is that the trj:edy of the
"hile house Is the single cloud that
overhangs Washington as the new
foniresg cmvpiies. Few people
snow now
the nrcsident is eettine
. uriiuii 18 gemug
UOnZ. OliU .Via llai.o.l t.mrf tn.
.i:
'MttiUoa comes from the White
chiefly because there is little
" tell. Mr. Wilson drifts along
rot a minimum of work and a
ttmum of rest and quiet.
Solitary Man.
He it more eolitarv than ever.
H finlds lam, , .:.
whip. puces, sees uia
iTMimet Ofllrer. .
I r W iCTaviv SSI1U II BMB
I with 8 ,n the lnner sanctum
uj I'utwara evidence. His
wnuimendatinns to congress are
"Me op by his cabinet officers who
" really running the government
STmpathv for the president is
II he strueTiles to over-
"ostacies of ill health and fin
much , VuJ- saJ.i'
Wr it. ,j Ko.. "tin Europe were also discussed to-
. . ? better able to function aat
nead of the government than he
6 v he 18 hecessarilr inac
"e had hoped to go to con
tuH! 7 fare11 rtlress and a
plea for the League of Na-2-
H's indomitable will re-
nn UW h,m He tnls h
i Boueh to go to congress. Will
" Physicians or bia own will win
h,, Tomorrow the answer will
,.wpoo7,e of registered mail
en from a truck at a sub-
1 rai, . " rauroao sution. ac- of the visit ot the special commis
I to "Port to tha poU6. aioa. v.- ., -
EVANSTON HAS
INSTRUCTOR OF
"NEWLY WEDS"
Baptist Preacher in Classic
City Teaches Twenty
v Couples.
. Evanstoo, .111., Dec. 7. (United
Press.) No home - is complete
without a boy and a girl.
It take more . brains to run a
home than to be a stenographer. .
A housewife has to have just as
good a head on her as a business
woman. N
- Rev, James Madison Stiller, pas
tor of the First . Baptist church
here, founder of a school for newly-
weds, told this to the Vnited Press
today in explaining his reasons for
starting the school.
t not advocating that every
home should have 14 children," said
Dr. Stiller. "But I do believe that
every home should have a boy and
girl,
aimer saia ne iounaea tne scnooi.
not because be believes there is
anything wrong with the Amer-1
iran. nnras nnr nATAinfl n wantai
. 1
more Ot tnem. I
owe u i auyiui:ig mere im-,
'Thpre, iin-t snvthlir mr im-1
mere isnt anyining mere im -
'"i " crisis oi aumcno
"e wan mat toe spiritual vaiue oi
tome should be increased," he
said,
"
am an American and believe in
me American come, i oont oeiieve
"To keen them hnm there should
be a boy and girl. It is not a home 1
until they have two children.
Stiller said be would like to have
svsrv A morifQn wnm a n roaltva.
,g nothlng iike a nome
..It ukeg more DralnB to run a
norne tnan to be a stenogrspher,"
shouldn't study to be housewives,"
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DEO" WIVE. . lVlJCCsl
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Arcrontina '
Argentina
of
Leaves For Home
Day's Program.
Geneva. Dec. 7. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) Plans for coopera
tion on technical organizations of
the League of Nations by represen
tatives of Armenia and former Rus-
slan states, though these states are
lint O Hm iff art in full nnnr.Kkt1;n
in the 1. were rW.H w i
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the assembly of the league here to
day. This was the principal item
on the agenda, having been brought !
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into prominence by the decision
yesterday of the committee on the 1
admission of the central states.
The assembly also continued the
work of laying a working basis for
ihe league which would enable it
to function as efficiently as possi
ble, pending the time necessary to
get a clear interpretation of var
ious matters and note the practi
cal effects ot the intricate system
by which the assembly and coun
cil dovetail. .
The most enthusiastic support
ers of the league admit that there
are problems in the covenant which
8eem - for the moment at least, be-
i vnnrl Krtllitinn cinpe it le imnnecihla I
to tell how present arrangements
are going to work out. The gen-
eral policy adopted seems to be to ! to fill up tte deficit to give con
let time work out a solution of sumers the reaerve supplies they
some of the problems. i ne9ded before winter and to restore
This decision was reached by the ! mnriitiona tn normal
-
aocemblv and the council last nia-ht
... , . 7 " -
. pp. iu.s poi.tr to ine contest-1
ed point as to whether the word
"exclusive" should be eliminated
I. 'i.lf""" Llr...'.. w
committee as a working basis for
the league. This sentence reads
at present :
"The assembly has no power to
modify decisions coming within the
exclusive competence of the coun
cil." The committee decided to rec
ommend that the whole paragraph
be dropped from the report rather j
tnan prolong a uiscuasiuu wmcn
might be fruit less.
Work in the typhus campaign
ing to the welfare of children
Announcement was made today
that Honorio Pueyrredon. head of
the Argentine delegation, which
has withdrawn from the assembly
of the League of Nations, will leave
Geneva tonight. It was said at
the Argentine headquarters this
morning that the rest ot the dele
gation would depart tomorrow.
rim peace.
Rome. Dec. 7. A dispatch to the
Epoca from Fin me says an agree
ment with Gabriele d'Annunzio vir
tually has ben concluded as a result
SHORTAGES
OF COAL ARE
EXPLAINED
Official Says No New Laws
Are Needed Except
- ' Against Strikes.
In this, the third of a or rim of
articB and interviews by leaders in
business, labor and industry on leg
ts.alion which eocrress should enact.
i. I. A. Morrow, vice president of tho
National coal Association, tells the
views of the coal men. He be.ieves
that congress should not pass more
laws, to rerulale the inuustrj.
BF J. D. A. MORROW,
Vice President The National Coal
Association.
(Written for the United Press)
(Copyright, 1920, by
Press).
the United
tli. . . m .
nasaingum, uec. I. l nouce
irmu talk ivf r. nf lpalntinn for
Z 7 . Z i
,,he raB11i,tion of the coal industrv. !
lne Tepil ltion Qf the coal industry.
This ,8 gurprising and proceeds, I
am sure, from failure to unders and
what legislation is now available
for the protection of the public
against interference with the suffi
ciency of coal supply for the nation.
There are some ten thousand soft
coal mines open and shipping coal.
These mines are fully equipped
with underground haulage ways,
ven.ilating systems, mechanical
equipment and employta, so that
u.ey can produce some iOO.OOO.OwO
tons yeany of bituminous coal.
This is 30 per cent more coal tnan
the country usually needs.
With 7,000 producers operating
10,000 mines in 26 different states,
it is nonsense to talk about combi
l,oaia ouviiv v,sus a
bituminous coal
nations among
;no SUccessful combinaUon
among
producers for the restriction of pro
duction unuer such conditions any
more than the farmer can success
fully combine to put up the price
of wheat, corn, cotxin or other ag
ricultural commodities. . You ask,
then, what causes these periodical
shortages of coal. Just two
things :
Poor Transportation.
First, some deficiency of trans-
portation which, for a period makes
it impossible to ship from the
mines the tonnage of coal needed
to meet current demands. That is
a matter, it may be argued, against
which the public should be safe
guarded and protected, I agree.
What is not generally understood,
however, that this already has been
done and the public now, through
ample legislation, is fully protected
.. . U . Ll-J . r
u-'h:
" transporUAm act.
Big Coal Shortage.
On June 1 of this year the United
suJef, waf !b0.rter 'bitumintu8
atsvn flmn hes4 nu) Katkivi nn liino
1 in T wnicn we hTe a
icuuiu. vtC- wvi c icvi nuiac UU
than on June 1, 1917.. We faced a
vaiv vravA ftitiiatmii heraiiHA tJia
railroads, disorganized by govern-1
nient control and the switchmen's
strike, was unable to ship more
than about 9,000,000 tons of bitumi
nous coal per week, when the coun
try needed 12.000.000 tons per week.
However, under the newly enacted
Esch-Cummins law, the interstate
commerce commission in coopera
tion wi'h the National Coal associa
tion and the American Railway as
sociation, put into effect some prac-
tw..l wA n m wtii.K anni,A
enough transportation service to
the business of handling soft coal
rnrougn tne advantage anoroeo
. v. ..
oy me r.scu-. uiuiiiius law. uie
country today iastead of facing a
.Hnnai disaster, as it dirt in the
beginning of the winter of 1917-18,
Us back to Formal condition, of bi
Esch-Cummins law and the inter-
state commerce commission have
been subjected to the severest pos
sible testa ot their sufficiency in the
i face of a grave transportation
emergency and they have more than
made good. Clearly, then, no more
legislation is needed to protect the
public against that kind of inter
ruption in its coal supply. '
Strikes Intemni. '
Now the only other serious inter
ruption to coal supply arises from
strkes. This may come from
strikes not tn the coil industry at
all. but among railway employes,
dockmen, truck drivers, etc.. as well
as among coal miners. So far there
is no protection to the public
against that kind of interruption of
its coal supply. .
Let me say. therefore, that" with
the legislation now on the statute
books, it i clear no further law Is
reeded for the control and regula
tion of the production and distri
bution of coal. If any legislation
la needed, as I hare pointed out. tt
Is legislation which wfll protect the
P'hlfe again the intemiotiontt
which ewr.e from strike, whether
at aa..on the railroads, or
POLICE LISTEN
TO REPORTER'S
STORY OF CLARA
Newspaper Man Says He
Talked to Missing ;
Woman.
San Antonio. Texas,' Dec. 7. P.
SI. ROSS, a local newspaper man, t
who last night sent out dispatches
from here saying that he had con
versed near San Antonio with Miss
Clara Smith, sought in connection
with the fatal shooting of Jake L.
Hamon of Ardmore, Okla., was
taken into custody by police early
today, questioned for an nour and
released.
Ross wag detained at the request
of Russell R. Brown, county attor
ney of Ardmore, who asked that
his story be investigated and that
? ' s
Rnia h hlrt as a maiprial witness !
if I
ii necessary. . I
The newspaper man was quizzed
;6
iQBi ne Qdu met uie wuiunu anci
ner motor car hroKen aowu
. utsr sou auluuiu, mai ue uau ic-
i paired the break and that she had
t,i
" " ...
uapiain James liuncan oi tne po'
5 . . -.... u - j
iiue ucoi uucui Biaieu UC WOO 111
cuned to doubt the story.
Ross, according to the police, re-
ing 10 tne puiiire, re-
fused to tell the whereabouts of ,
u ,rr,. a,rA.t;... ho.
he would go to jail first
He told his questioners, it was
stated, that he first apprehended
Miss Smith on the streets of San
Antonio, and that she tried to evade
him by driving away in a large
motor car. He said that he pur
sued her in a smaller car, but be
ing unable to overtake her, hired
a large service car and resumed
the chase, catching her just outside
the city limits.
The story told by Ross of his in
terview with Miss Smith, according
to the Dolice. followed somewhat
npr statements to E. W. Sailis of
uauas, tne cnauneur wno a rove
Miss Smith from Dallas to Cisco.
Ross, who is an employe of the
San Antonio News, said he had
heard in a hotel lobby last Satur
day that Miss Smith was in San
Antonio, and through acquaintance
during his previous employment in
itianoma, recognized ner
-----.
she was willing to face any just
judge or any jury of women
Steal Widow's Papers.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Four unidenti
fied men forced an entry last night
into the residence of the widow of
it.. 1aVa Inl, l-lon-tnn T'ttaa man
the late Jake L. Hamon. The men
seized a quantity of personal pa
pers received for Mrs. Hamon dur
ing her absence at Ardmore, Okla.
Actions of the men indicated that
the seizure bad been carefully
planned, police said.
BANK AT DIXON
WILL BE AIRED
Affairs ot Fnion State to Be Inves
tigated in Bankruptcy Court
xt Thursday.
. Dixon, 111., Dec. 7. The affairs
of former Cashier E. J. Countryman
and the Union State bank of this
city will be aired in bankruptcy
court here next Thursday.
Over
half a million dollars is involved,
and grand jury action against
some of the parties to the suit may
impend.
Jesse Weyant of Dixqp has been
named receiver of the Union State
bank in a petition filed by Andrew
Russel, auditor of public accounts
of Illinois. "
The affairs of the bank are in a
deplorable condition. Forgery of
notes in manv casea is eharztA inu
the states netiUon on file' in the
Lee county circuit court, and notes .
for large amounts, claimed by thel
signers to have been paid long ago,
are turning up every day for col
lection by banks in Chicago, which
hold them as collateral.
MOTER RESIGNS.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec; 7. William
H. Mover, widely known prison re
form worker, and since last August,
superintendent ot the Kentucky
state reformatory at Frankfort, an
nounces his resignation, effective
Jan. 1.
THE WEATHER
Fair tonight and Wednesday. Not
much change in temperature with
the lowest tonight about 25 degrees.
Highest yesterday, 40: lowest last
night, 8. - i has given promise, I venture to ssy.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 7 miles1 of early completion only in our own
per hour. . (fortunate country; but even with
Precipitation, none. us tne recovery halts and is im-
Itm 7nv, nAvt I neriftit at rlmea and t here are Im.
a i.w m.t i.
Tester, yester. today
Dry bulb tejn. . .35 36
!g
Wet bulb tern... 33 33
Rel. humid. .. . 69 72
River stage 2.5, a fall of
last 2 hours.. -
27
87
J in
River Forecast.
Only slight changes in the Mis
sissippi will occur from Clinton to
Uuacatme. . -- .
i. K. SHXRJXS. Vetaarologtat
FULL TEXT
ADDRESS TOoCONGRESS
- President Wilson's annual mes
sage to congress follows:
When I addressed myself to per
forming the duty laid upon the
president by the constitution to pre
sent to you an annual report on the
lit. rf t.iA T 'ninn 1 Cmi nv
hmi.hl ilnnnilaH k. an (mmm-lal
sentence of Abraham Lincoln's.
hv r.iHi w rio-M !
makes might, and in thai, faith let!1?- not .oa'y that the proposal of
11 a iHami t ra lin i .Hut v urn w lltl
i appropriations should be in the
jjj1'
derstand it," a sentence immortal
because it embodies in a form of
utter simplicity and purity tne es
sential faith of the naaon, the faith
in which it was conceived, and with
the faith in whicn u has grown to
olnv and nnwAP With Inat faith
.n, it,, hinh of a natio.i
founded upon it, came the hope, into
the world tlat a new oruer would
nroirail thrnnirhnii, tho an airs of
Prevail uirougnoui. tne anairs oi
mankind, an order in which reason
and right would Uke precedence of
COTelousnes6 and torce; and I be-
ijeve that 1
express tje wish and
purpose of every thougntful Ameri-ithe
can. when I say that this sentence
marks tor us in the plainest man-j
ner the part we should play alike
in the arrangement of our domestic
affairs and m our exercise of inilu-:
tace noon the affairs of the world. 1
!Bv this faith, and bv this faith alone,
..".....j . it.
'"r ",
DreseuL cuinuaiuu ami uBiir. n
was this faith which prevailed over
"BO tu, "U'T
lUH iuruiuKis.). '
you
will, remember that the beginning
eBU m " war "ucu
the German people found them
selves face to face with the con
science of the world and realized
that right was everywhere arrayed
against the wrong that their gov
ernment was attempting to perpe
trate. I think, therefore, that it is
true to say that this was the faith
with whicn our gallant men went
into the field and out upon the seas
to make aure of victory.
. ' Democracy's Mission.
This Is the mission upon which
democracy came into the world.
Democracy is an assertion of the
Wa. live and
to be treated justly as against any
attempt on the part of any combi
nation of individuals to make laws
which will overburden him, or
.lwich; - n - destroy his -equality
monr nis fellows in me matter ui
tUviWe .nd I think we
all realize that the day has come
when democracy is being put upon
wnen democracy T.thB reduction of the nublic debt, es-
jectio of principle of democ-
. i i .u .i' - ik
ssi "eSr ::rd;
ciple of autocracy as asserted in
the name, but without autnority and
sanction of the multitude. This is
the time of all o:hers when democ
racy should prove its purity and its
spiritual power to prevail. It is
surely the manifest destiny of the
sureiy me mamieoi. uauuj '
Two Ways to A twist.
There are two ways in which the
Unite! States can assist to accom
plish this great object. First, by
offering the example within her
own borders of the will and power
of democracy to make and enforce
1. nl. ava nnnaotinnahW 111 ct
Ti. i V- 7li-
its full right to labor and yet at
the same time safeguard the integ-
rF nrne ami r,arnniariv
nf that nronertv' which is devoted
to the development of industry and
the increase of the necessary
wealth of the world. Second, by
standing for right and justice as
towards individual nations. The
law of democracy is for the pro
jection of the weak, and the influ
ence of every democracy in the
world should be for the protection
of the weak nations, the nation
which is struggling towards ' its
right and towards its proper recog
nition and privilege in the family
of nations. The United States can
not refuse this role of champion
without putting the stigma of re.
jection upon the great and devoted
" "1
men w..DUE"u!..?"T"a.r
... . of .imnSt universal on:
into existence a.uu esLauusueu it
ti,,,, and intrigue even in the
face of wanton force, as, for exam
pis. against the orders in council
of Great Britain and the arbitrary
Napoleonic decrees which involved
us in what we know as the war of
1812. I urge you to consider that
the display of an immediate dis
position on the part of congress to
remedy any Injustices or evils that
may have shown themselves in our
own national life will afford the
most effectual offset to the forces
of chaos and tyranny which are
playing so disastrous a part in the
j fortunes of the free peoples of more
man one part oi tne woria. - ine
United States is of necessity .the
sample democracy of the world,
and the triumph of democracy de
pends upon its success.
' Part II. '
Recovery from the disturbing and
i1 sometimes disastrous effects of the
date nr h hen eTeeiin.i
t . . . J
on the other side of the water and !
. r . -. u .-
j mediately serviceable acts of legis-
lation which it seems to me we
.ought to .attempt, to assist that re-
covery and prove the indestructible
recuperative force of a great gov
ernment of the people. One of
these is to prove that a great de
mocracy can keep house as suc
cessfully - and in as business-like
fgattlnn mm in .thw mSmmSllt
It aee i a tit its that the flrat St en
toward proving this in to suppl
OF WILSON'S
ourselves with a systematic method
of handling our estimates and ex
penditures and bringing them to
the point where they will not be
an unnecessary strain upon our in
come or necessitate unreasonable
f ATnf ltn in rxt h o m .Ark.
labia hllria-et itilsm unH V rMMW.
TU1IV ma'treat fha. tarn Alsmsnt. r
essential to such a system: name-
im-da of a single body, such as a
B11,,e Ppropriauonj committee in
each house of the cougress, but also
that this body should be brought
into such cooperation with the de
partments of the government and
with the treasury of the United
! States as would enable it to act
j nPn ".complete conspectus of thai
i"" b -
resources tram wuicj it. muBL uraw
,
""-",ur-
I Urges Budget BHL '
I reluctantly veUd the budget
' bill passed by the last session of
congress because of a consti-
tutional objection. The house of
representatives subsequently modi-
; fled the bill in order to meet this
i objection. In the revised form I
believe that the bill, coupled wits
action already taken by the con-
gress to revise its rules and pro-
ra. rmit,. tho fYtunriaiinna
IJ - u.tiX - .ii
vulv",,; -j-
j tern. I earnestly hope, therefore,
(hat one or tne nrst steps taaen ey
the present session of the congress
will be to pass the budget bill.
The nation's finances have shown
marked improvement during the
past year. The total ordinary re
ceipts of $6,694,000,000 for the fis
cal year 1920 exceeded those for
1919 by $1,542,000,000, while the to
tal net ordinary expenditures de
creased from $18,5lf,000,000 to
$6,403,000,000.
The gross public debt, which
reached its highest point on Aug.
31, 1919. when it was $26,596,000,
000, had dropped on Nov. 30, 1920,
to $24,175,000,000. There also has
been a marked decrease in holdings
gont SriUrt y
country as well as in the amount
of bills held by the federal reserve
j banks, secured by government war
obligations.. Thu .lortuialat-JeaiUtira.teB than canhc.AiBerloaBpro
has relieved the banks and left
them freer to finance the beeds of
agriculture, industry and commerce.
It has been due in large part to
J 2JS. 3'
1 U1C11 luuviuu v fc w
The cessation of the government's
borrowings excent through short
term certificates of indebtedness!
has been a matter of great conse
quence to the people of the coun
try, at large, as well as to the hold-
- T (.,,. honrf. .nd Vic'orv
bearing on the matter of effective
credit control.
The year has been characterized
by the progressive withdrawal of
the treasury from the domes'.ip
credit market and from a position
of dominant influence in that mar-
ket. The future course will neces-
isarily depend upon the extent to
upon the burdens placed upon the
treasury as well as upon industrial
t developments and the maintenance
tax receipt at a sufficiently high
level.
The fundamental fact which at
present dominates the government's
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FACES TRIAL ON
MURDER CHARGE
St. Louis. Mo., Dec. 7. Mrs. Lil
lian Wood lock, 36 years old, 'under
'wo nrst uegree muruer muniments
tor the deaths of Thomas P. Brod-
erick and Joseph F. Woodlock. her
first and second husbands, respec
tively, went to trial in circuit court
here today on the second charge.
Both were shot and killed by Ur
sula Broderick, the . defendant's
daughter, who is now out on $50,
000 bond pending an appeal to the
supreme court from a ten-year pen
itentiary sentence for killing Wood
lock. Woodloc: was shot in April. 1919,
the girl testifying she was defend
ing her honor.
Broderick met his death, Oct. 6,
1916, and Ursula, then only 14 years
old, was acquitted by a coroner's
jury on her tstimony that she shot
to protect her mother whom, she
asserted, Broderick was beating.
; Mrs. Woodlock was indicted with
her daughter for Woodlock's death.
the state contending they had plot'
tort tl.n murder, and in Mav. this.
'year, the grand jury returned the
, e'onri h-rtirtnient aealnFt her.
1
SAYS IVORDS OF LINCOLN,
"RIGHT MAKES IGHT"
INDICATE U. S. SPIRIT
WANT TARIFFS
COVERING ALL
FARM PRODUCE
Protection Demanded By
Farmers On "From Pea
nuts to Wool" List.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec: 7. (Unit
ed Press.) Demands for protective
tariffs covering farm products from
peanuts to wool, were demanded by
i delegates to the convention of the
j American farm Bureau federation
in session here today,
President J. R. Howard declared
; sentiment from all sections ot the
country was solidifying behind a
tariff program, though in the past
the farmer has been regarded as a
"free trader."
"Our tariff demands are not radi
cal," Howard said. "All that we
want is equality in tariff legislation
as it pertains, to industrial and ag-
j ricultural products.'
The proposed duty oa foreign
peanuts is not intended to make the
bags at the ball parks smaller, but
merely to afford protection for
southern growers who turn much
of their product into oil. They are
now facing serious i competition
from foreign imports of vegetable
oil.
Delegates from Michigan and Cal
ifornia, the largest bean producing
states, are clamoring for a duty on
Japanese beans, contending that
shipments from that country where
labor js comparatively cheao are
ruining the industry in this coun
try. Canadian shipments of pota
toes also are worrying American
larmers. Canadian farmers can
place potatoes on the Detroit mar
ket cheaper because of the freight
ducers In that my. Howard said".
Sheep producers are' vigorously
opposing shipments duty free of
wool from Australia and meats
from Argentina, claiming the sheep
industry In the United States is
endangered by this competition.
BOTH SIDES
HOPE TO END
IRISH WAR
Disorders Impede Peace
. Negotiations for Final
Settlement.
two years having been reported out
of committee yestert'.ay. Numerom
London, Dec. 7. (United Press ) t committees of both horses were ex,
Arthur Henderson, bearer i.f arpected t0 get down to wor!t :hal
truce flag, was to present Sinn Fein i would keep most of them busy u
peace proposals to the British gov-10 adjournment. Among these
ernment today J were several charged with invesit
Henderson, British labor leader I eating the conduct, of various gov
came direct from Ireland where he I rnnent-1 activities,
talked with Sinn Kein ieorlca I
Other important intermediaries
hastened back and forth with peace
messages. No flat declaration that
a truce impends was made by au
thorities on either side but the at-
uiuspuere was clearer man in
months.
At the same time there were in
dications that fiphtinp
$ the hour of thrt armistice, if it Federal Judge Aisclioier at Wag
comes. The government continued I ' Hearing in I'biesuro Makes
to raid and arrest. Sinn Fein ttr-j VVtj I. rant,
rorists continued th?ir campaign of j
ambush.
Last night a lorry load of police! CWca60. Iec. 7. (United Press)
nearing Brandon was attacked jn : Requests for a blanket increas
the darkaess. The police hastily 'n wages of from $1 to $2 a day bj
took cover, apparently without in- employes of packing companies
juries. They were rescued shortly were denied today by Judge Sam
afterward by soldiers. uel A)chulcr. arbiter la the disputi
The government pursued its pol- between packers and employes ovc-i
icy of tracking down Sina in wages. Judge Aluchuier. however,
leaders by surprisirg the Bublin granted eorne temporary increase,
corporation in the city hall and ar- to certain trasses of workers which
resting six members. One of thcee will amount to about $5,000,000 ad
was a member of parliament elected ditional wagea which packers will
by the Sinn Fein. have to pay this year.
The prisoners were taken to ons r Judge Alschuler granted all em
of the internment camps nearb. ployes coming under the r!as1flca,
Henderson expected to see Lloyd tion of "general plant workers" a
George today and it was believed temporary increase of 5 per cent
the premier would arrange a meet-
f log. The premier in Commons lax
night reiterated bit caut.ous asser-
. ...... aa V. n .';-!: . i :
with any authorized and responsible Kansas City. Oklahoma City, East
persons the question that wouid St. Louis and Sioux City,
bring peace to Ireland. He said he The award will give each em
was trying to learn whether Father p'.oye under that classification an
Micnaei UFianagan, vice president
of the Sinn Fein, who asked him
what the first step toward peace over the period for which the. in
should be, was "tue man ca ihe creaso was made effective. Each .
bridge." ; man will receive between $25 and
The home rule bill last night $31.50 as his share, of the award.,
passed the committee stage in the A minimum wage of 61 centa an
house of lords when It was voted to hour, sjfective Dec, 6, was set tot
eliminate the clause under which specfa'. rkeses of workers in the)
Ireland would be governed s a yards, such- as electricians and
crowd colony in case an fca'jfflc'ent sbee; workers. A minimum wagea)
number ot Ir'.sh legislators refused f.TVs cents -lor machinery mov
the oath of allegiance. ..- aaU 'i
Only by inference Is Ref
erence Made to League
or to Peace Pact. - i
Washington. Dec. 7, (Asso
ciated Press.) President Wil.
son's concrete recommenda-.
.tioag to congress In his annual
message today were:
Be vision of the tax laws with '
simplification of : Lae Income
aad profits taxes.
Independence for the Philip
pines, A loan to Armenia.
Economy In government ap
propriations and expenditures
and creation of a "workable
budgrt system."
Cold storage and other laws ,
affecting the cost of living and
tne federal licensing of cor
porations as recommended In
previous messages.
Rehabilitation and training
of disabled soldiers And sailors.
The president did NOT endorse
a bonus.
Sowhere did the president re
fer to Ihe League of Nations or
the peace treaty tight, except
perhaps by inference in his
opewiiiaT when he quoted Abra
ham Lincoln's "Let as have
faith that Bight nakes High!,
and in that Faith let us dare to
do our daty as we understand
it."
The message was sent to the
two houses by messenger.
Today's Program.
Washington, Dec. 7. Receipt a
President Wilson's annual messagt
was. ihe. principal business bef.fi
congress today although the prj
gram in both the senate and uoua
called for the inauguration o -actual
legislative work. Whetlm
the president would send his com
munication by messenger to be real
'separately in the two branches, a
would appear in person and read I
before the joint session, had na
been definitely settled early today,
but because general impression wai
that the former course would bt
followed.
Tbe senate calendar today called
for debate on the bill for felcral
regulation of the meat packing iu
dustry, left over from the last ses
sion, but there was a possibility, I
was said, it might go over untl
some future date. Senator Kenyon
Republican of Iowa, one ot tht
tranters of tbe bill in reply to a re
quest from Senator Shermai, R
publican, of Illinois, for a postpone
meet, said he would agree to tht
delay provided unanimous consenf
could be obtained for a vote on tht
measure by Jan. 8.
In the house legislation for tht
restriction of immigration, was ex.
I peeled io be taken up, the bill pro
hibiting immigration for a period ol
PAY ROLL RAISE
OF $5,080,000
up to $25 retroactive t j July 5. 1920,
and ending Dec. 5. Thii award will
re lly amount to a bonus to about
iqt AAA 1 .. ".. T .. AhihIi.
average of abou". $1 ; a week, at-
tornevs for the packers estimated.

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