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AND DAILY UNION. TJTIETH YEAR NO. 48. ASSOCIATED PBZM LEA1KD WOU SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 1920. -EIGHTEEN PAGES. RICE FIVE CENTS. UNITED PUSS LEASED WIBS nnn UVI ;'.y MI fnJRWI3 Juvj :jst raise 4 billions of dollars gonston Recommends Re duced Total Instead of Raising Taxes. BT DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, D. C, Dec. 11. Sec retary Houston bag decided to ig nore the attack upon him by Rep rwentatiTe Claude Kitchin, Demo. trat of North Carolina, who thinks ii.. in nlans announced by the Irtasury department are too easy go tbe big corporations. There's a suspicion in the treasury circles that Mr. Kitchin, who boasted when the present tax laws were consid rad that he voted for them "with ill eyes shut," also failed to read I the report of the secretary of the I dor by John S. Drum, San Fran-1 treasury. For the wail that i3?cisco, president of the American ! coming in from the big corpora tiona is quite the contrary they btaist Mr. Houston is too hard on them. The secretary of the treasury, no is not a politician and cares much less about party politics than any man in the government, is in the tame position as is the average neutral who used to be called pro German by the British and pro British by the Germans. So the nost that can be gotten out of the treasury department in reply to tbe agitation about the proposed tax revision is a suggestion that the report be carefully read. - Instead of proposing an increase in taxes, Mr. Houston insists that he has recommended a reduction b the total amount that the Amer ican people should pay. For in stance, the people paid an aggre gate of six billions tbe year before Iut and something over five bil lions last year. Now they are ask. fi to pay in the neighborhood of lour billions. The secretary of the treasury weeded on the theory that on ac count of the slump in business con ations there wouldn't be enough money available for the govern- Bent through the cxress profits taiea. But he didn't suggest that I the eiPGHa nrofits tax be reDealcd i nothing put in their place. I M. Mini, nn npnnnfloe mar I no 1 . . ... . . I substitute taxes shall place a uni-i form burden on all classes of bus-; toes., namely that corporations alone shall not be taxed but that partnerships, sole proprietors and ' other concerns that are not legally incorporated shall participate in the tax program so that the amount taken from business as a whole hall be approximately the same as More. Aa for the rnnsnmntion tax. Mr. Houston points out that we already have taxes on wearing apparel, soft drinks and other articles consumed In every day life. His recommen- lationa are that some of them be estimated, abolished and certain others taxed "M this corporation had been in more. existence we would have saved at The point is that if congress ac- leMt nalf th's." he said. pta the proposed budget of ! Senator Walter E Edge of New KMMOO. the painful fact is thatL,"Sr; au,huor of th,e 'aw hJ istlnS tax laws may not be suffi- Authorizes the organization of the tlent in view of business conditions ' VPS!1 to yield that sum even though the SSKmh. Xl'J' e and six billions of dollars in io different years. So. Mr. Hous ton felt it to be his duty to list all 'he various ways by which revenue wuld be raised. Interests Complain. . i to. i mai complaint nas come ; "Wn SOnA of ttl intlTfatS Whirh ' oudl be affected by some of these "KKestions is the Inevitable result ijnentjoning them. Nobody wants (Continued on Page Five.) SLUE LAWS KIT IN BAY STATE EirhtMn n. t at i. n S! 0ut ' 21 I Town, Vole Down .Measure Ad- ivnunff I.IiMhniV c J J. Bos f Testei f title, Boston. Masn rw 1tR.lnrn. Testerday disclosed that 18 of 21 hoxiL0 UoSday voted ln fav0r of! matte his answer to the southern um c Sunday sports referen- j bankers on the request that Vir , Springfield defeated the box- i . -r"6nciu uvicaicu tue IMA 7 Proposition, but accepted Sun sports. Xewburyport did the "'fse. Cities which favored both IKisitiosn were Brocton. Cam rM. Chicopee, Fall River, Fitch G'oucester, Haverhill, Holy 7 Leominster, Marlboro, New Winr.1 fc . i . "rtnampton, feanoay Quincy, Salem and Taun- t,8?"00 have an opportuniey Tu 00 1118 sma ProP3:tioos Tuesday. PROIICCER'S HANDS. rimv 11 A larirA ' C aouaaani irun ana nev announcea iuuy. J"ole crops is still in the hands Dr. Thomas S. Adams, treasury ." producer, or stored at coun- tax expert, will appear to expla'n nipping points, says the de- the recommendations of Secretary JJtnent of agriculture's weekly! of the Treasury Houston for la - " 1 creased taxes. THINK PRESENT PRICE DECLINES WILL CONTINUE Foreign Trade Corpora tion Discusses Import ant Measures., Chicago, Dec. 11. (By United Press.) Belief that the present jrice declines will continue Indefi nitely was Indicated by delegates attending the foreign trade financ ing conference here today. The conference was called to discuss plans providing for formation of a $100,000,000 foreign trade corpora tion to maintain and stimulate America's foreign trade. former Secretary of Commerce Redfteld declared the present low prices were due to the backing up of our export trade. The result, he said, was an over supply which forced prices down ami caused enormous losses to producers. Redfield declared that when the proposed corporation starts to functioning it will eventually halt the decline and steady America's lorelgn trade. "It will particularly benefit our ' i Latin-American trade," he said. ! The conference was called to or- Bankers' association. He was followed by John Mc- Hugh of the Mechanics & Metals National bank of New York, who aounded the kevnote r.neerh McHugh declared an emergency j naa arisen which Justified estab- j be not named, said that the reveia lishment of the proposed corpora-1 tions to the committee yesterday by tion. During the war and for a year i and a half after the armistice, he ! said, the great wave of prosperity I which swept the country sent prices higher. "Spending at home was generous and unstinted," he said. "Other nations bought our goods as never before." Since, however, McHugh said, conditions have changed. Prosperity Slops. ' "Our extraordinary DrosDeritv jhas stopped," he said. "Factories ana mills nave shortened their hours of work; many even have closed down. "Goods prepared for export have backed up all H:eaportB. owing to lack of mans to finance their shipments and our markets are glutted in consequence. Yet the irony of it all is that the outside worla could use all the surplus we' might epare, and Europe is still caaung urgently ior our gooas and torlIouIr a'd" McHugh e aborated on the plan r . k. - ... v i: ... . . - ' - IMJTS.'U 1 All 111,1 tlLlflH It would, he said, assume the foreign trade obligations to enable t ,g us Then the corpora. tlon he saidi would issue debent. ures on the foreign obligations. That the backing up of America's foreign trade has cost the country $5,000,000,000 was the statement of George S. Murphy, banker of Man battan, Kan. "It has cost the state of Kansas alone approximately $440,000,000 between July 1 and Dec. 1 of this year," he-said. , Of this, the loss in wheat repre sented $131,000,000 alone. Murphy ed that it, he.p is to be opeV to j all and not to be confined to the i benefit of a select circle," he said. Separate Corporations. Edge particularly favored estab lishment of separate finance cor- fUI BUUUS, BUIU a la VCtll Vlfcwi- jzed Dy southern bankers to pro- . marlrot fnr nttin ill ii , r- m 1.1 u I II - L 1 ' ' v "There is no reason why the farmort Anil All nthprs shnnlri not pursue the same course," he said. 1 "Then, if any or these groups ts unable to handle its export trade, it ctfn turn to an organization such as is proposed here, and if it be; shown that this is not equal to the ; aggregate of such tasks it may be advisable to consider reasonable, i 1 legitimate government help of a ! temporary nature.' I IIodc that the proposition of southern bankers, providing for the financing of foreign cotton trade bv establishment of a corporation at New Orleans, would be combin ed with the proposition under con-1 sideration here, was expressed by j delegates. - Julian Hill, banker of Richmond, i Va.. said to have until today to inia bankers Join in their prop- esition, was expected to bring the matter up at the conference. The conference's first session was short. After listening to! speeches by Drum, McHugh, Edge; and a few others, four committees ' were appointed to consider various ; angles ot the proposed corpora-; tion. They will report later. REVENXE HEARING. Washington. Dec. 11. (United Press) Hearings on revenue re- j visions will be started next Mon day before the house ways and monni mmmltlMi Chairman Fnrd- W! PALS OF U. S. PLAY FREEZEOUT International Game in Which America Occu pies Post of 'Goat.' ' Washington, Dec. 11 (United Press). Congress is becoming dis turbed about the game of interna tional 'f reezeout" in which the United States seems to many legis lators to occupy the position of vic tim. There is a growing disposition among many legislators to regard as imperative the speedy resump tion of peaceful relations with tue central powers in Europe as the most effective way of beating this Samc - Some members of the house aJld senate who have discussed this question mtena 10 urge rresiaeni- elect Harding to initiate separate Peac negotiations' and commercial treaties with Germany and Austria, 80011 a ae office. A leading member of the senate foreign relations committee, who consented to discuss the general si.uation today on condition that he j Norman Davis, acting secretary of state, regarding the disposition of former German cables threw much light on xiis efforts of some war time associates of the United States to take advantage of this country now. He summarized the "plays" thus far made in the "freezeout" game as follows: Monopoly of the former German cables to the exclusion of the United States. Barring of Americans from nat ural resources, coal, oil and min erals in other parts of the world. Discrimination against American business men in some foreign coun tries. , ' . Attempted breaking up of Ameri can efforts to run a successful merchant marine fleet. Threaten "Open Door." . , . ... A 2lmZ ,f ment and is understood to be at a point where officials believe ' the American open door policy in the (nt:IlL IB DeiUZ tnrpa orient is Deing threatened. Despite American insistence Janan dinars to the cables entering into the island ! of Yap and to the island Itself. Another meeting of the delegates of the five powers who have been discussing disposition of tne ror-' mer German cables was scheduled today, but unless an agreement is reached soon it was said to be probable that the delegates to the present conference, which was pre liminary to a world communica tions conference, would go home without settling status of the ex German cables. In that event those cables would remain in the hands of Japan, France and Great Britain until the question was re opened. war on CEnre. St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 11 The city's 1.100 police were out on 12 instead of eight-hour shifts today In an ef fort to check the crime wave sweeping St. Louis. The new sys tem will remain in effect until a de crease in crime is brought about, it was explained. "What's the Matter With the Darn Thing Now?" This is what thousands of people say when the gaa en gine stops. The problem has come to worry so many of the citi sens of the United States that the government has pre pared and printed a bulletin of practical hints on the cae of this steed of the 20th century. It is a primer to him who operates a machine, told in simple language of the un Iniated. It may, however, contain a hint here and there to the man who is motor-wise. It is FREE at our Wash ington Information Bureau, and its distribution is a part of the service we render to )ur readers. Frederic J. Haskln, Direc tor, The Rock Island Argus Information Bu reau, Washington. D. C I enclose herewith two cents in stamps for re turn postage on a free copy of the Motor Book. Name Street - I City .. State . TRAIL OF CLARA GROWS COLD AS HUNT GOES ON Too Much Credence Given to Story That Woman Would Surrender. Dallas, Texas, Dec. 11. (United Press) Clara Smitih Hamon, wanted on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Jake L. Hamon, is within 40 miles of Ardmore, Okla, according to in formatioin Sheriff Dan Harston claimed to be In possession of to day, i Harston refused to explain the nature of his informat'on. He noti fied Ardmore authorities of what be had learned, however, it became known. Ardmore, Okla.. Dec. 11. (By United Press.) Clara Smith Ha mon, sought on a charge of murder in connection with the death of Jake L. Hamon. Oklahoma mil lionaire and politician, is either in the west Texas oil fields or in Mex ico, according to the belief ex pressed today by Russell Brown, county attorney. Brown was inclined to discredit reports that the woman intends to surrender and intimated that "forces" that do not want her appre hended" are seeking to create a "false trail." "If the woman was in Juarez when El Paso authorities said she was, it would be very bard for her to have crossed the border again. inasmuch as immigration officials and consular agents were on the watch for her." said Brown, com menting on the insistent reports that she will surrender either through Fort Worth attorneys or to Ardmore officials. The Carter county attorney pointed out that the west Texas oil fields, where the woman has many friends, would be a logical place for her to hide. "On account of her knowledge of the oil country and the many peo ple who -would probably give her refuge, it would be the hardest kind of a thinng to locate her there without employing a great number of men. . . "Certain people connected with the case here seemed to me to evince Just a little too much cre dence In the reperts-thtftirl would surrender," Brown said In' com menting -on the "false trail" the ory. Brown said he tried to learn of the source qf information possessed bv Fort Worth individuals who started reports that Clara Smith Hamon would surrender, VEii without He declared he had heard noth ing fnrther from El Paso after wir- jne the warrant which Sheriff Oren- Idorff there demanded, and said it was apparent the trail there had I grown "cold," for the time being at least. Km. Hamon in fhiraeo. Chicago. Dec. 11. Mrs. Jake L. Hamon. widow of the slain Okla- noma millionaire, with her daugh- ter, has returned to her home here, it became known today. Mrs. Ha mon refused to be interviewed and her apartment is guarded by two detectives. SEIZE SUSPECT AT KANSAS CITY Three Men Now Involved in Murder of Kusas City Society Girl By Robbers Last October. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 11. A man who police suspect of having been involved in the killing ot Miss Flor ence Barton, a Kansas City society woman, who was shot to death by robbers the night of Oct. 2, was ar- rested There TaTt hL He is be" restea nere last nignu Me is De- ing held for investigation. Danzel Chester, recently ed to Kansas City from Great Falls, Mont., is now facing a murder charge in connection with tbe shoot- j ing. A third man suspected of im plication is in jail at St. Joseph, Mo. BIANCIII MUST EXPLAIN CALL Washington Requires Gnafaaudan Minister to Assign Reason for Tisit to Senator Moses. ' Washington, Dec 11. Dr. Julio J BianebL Guatemalan; minister ta : the United States, will be saked, it was said today at the state depart- ment, for an explanation of his call ' yesterday on Senator Moses of New Hampshire, to discuss tbe senator's .resolution calling on the depart . ment for Information aa to the de : tention of former President Cabrera by the present government authorities tn Guatemala. 1 The minister's acticdn was said by department officers to have been I without precedent and hi violation lot diplomatic usages and interna tional courtesy. It was intimated, however. that the department 1 would not go aa far aa to ask for 'the minister's recall aa a result of j the Incident. , DISARMING OF NATIONS ADVOCATED 'notification of the result of the Committee Of League Of .plebiscite in Greece, and an invi Narinno ?a.vnra TViroo lotion to return to Athens and re. Stages in Process. Washington, Dec. II. A resolu-'to receive him and his family at tion requesting President Wilson to , Venice on Wednesday, appoint an American representative The royal family will leave Lu to mtet with the League of Nations oerne on an ordinary train prob commission. considering disarma- 1 ablv Mondav. ment, was presented and advocated! in the senate today by Senator i Walsh, Democrat, Montana. I chief advisor during his exile, who Albania, nave been destroyed by a Geneva, Dec. 11. (By the Asso-is reputed to be pro-German, and Tiolont earthquake, according to an ciated Press.) Japan can not re- Captain Stefan Paparigopoulas, I Avlona message to the Tempo to duce her armaments as long as the commandant in the Greek navy j Qav- Two hundred persons are re United States is increasing hers,; and Constantine's aide de camp, I Prted killed, while 15,000 have Viscount Kikujiro Ishii, of tile Jap- are prohibited from returning tojbee"? made homeless, anese delegation declared U a ( hv th Greek envnment in I The town of Tepeleni itself was meeting of the armaments com-! mittee this afternoon when the question of disarmament was un- Sails for Ten iff. der discussion. Athens, Dec. 11. (By the Asso- Geneva, Dec. 11. (Associated ' ciated Press.) The Greek battle Press). Disarmament in three ship Averoff, commanded by Ad stages, is tiie substance of the rec- miral Botzis, left Piraeus last eve. ommendation the commutes on.ning for Venice, acompanied by a armaments of the League of Na- number of smaller vessels. tions assembly will make to the as-1 sembly as the result of its delibera- j tions. The first stage would be marked bv an agreement anion e the now-; ers to make no further increases in armaments. The second stage ' of the recom mended procedure is a gradual re duction in armaments. The third stage would be that of general complete disarmament, ex- cept insofar as arms were needed for police purposes. M. Doret, delegate from Haiti, succeeded in securing the adoption i by the committee this morning of an amendment providing that tbe council of the league inaugurate a propaganda campaign for "disarm ament, winds," aJje put it, mean irig the preparation of the younger generation for, the new order of tbings by proper education in the schools. Geneva, Dec. 11. (Associated Press.) Conditional acceptance by Holland of the invitation of the League of Nations to contribute, a portion or the military rorce toDe;deatn of Amiel Calcaterra, 14 years cant hir th. ioamio tn tho Vllll'l rtltt- .u l T" . uKm n Z ; .u , u- . .u trict for the plebiscite there was announced today. Acceptance is subject to passage of suitable leg-, islation by the Dutch parliament. Poland has sent a note to the council of the league requesting the fortress and fortified zone of Grodno be excluded from the Vilna plebiscite area. Committees of the assembly of the League of Nations were called into session this morning, and the meeting of the assembly was de ferred until 4 o'clock today. It was anticipated that when the as sembly met, decision would be reached as to the manner of choosing tbe four elective members of the council ot the league. It has been decided by the com mission on technical organizations, to send the United States a special invitation to name a member of the international' advisory committee which will study the question of the opium traffic. The commission will also carry out provisions re lating to the opium traffic which were embodied in tbe Versailles treaty. Find Solution. , Members of the international court committee have found "hati they hope to be a solution of the Jurisdiction problem that will sat- lsiy tnose wno Eaie uujecicu m lhis featUre of 0,8 l3 inter - ..l(inn!1i Thov hav inserted . . j Dh iy pt, i b .iti ut? wwuni ii j. Lura.ia I a clause into the proposed plan,0f automatic danger signals sent wbicn would provide tnat a state which is desirous of an arrange - ment Dy wnicn an onenaea nation ; vessel ana tney win ne directed to I may cite an offender before thejsafsr channels- . tribunal, may signify its accept-1 With the Great Lakes station as'; ance ot the provision for obligatory jurisdiction. The . clause would further stipulate that this obliga - tory jurisdiction would become re- -Lciprocally binding upon all those nations which would signify their acceptance. This Is far from meeting the orig inal demands of some states, but hope is expressed that the example furnished by the first nations to ac. cept the clause will be a moral force strong enough to oblige oth ers to follow a similar course. ' INKS AND WIFE IN AUTO CRASH Chicago. Dee. 11. Merle B. Inks and his wife, formerly Irene Mc Auliffa, who figured in the alleged theft or a large sum of money from the Franklin Park (111.) postofflce, where Mrs. Inks was postmistress, were seriously Injured early today when an automobile in which they were riding waa truck at a rail read crossing near Franklin Park. W. J. MeAuIiffe and Mrs. Canary MeAuliffa, relatiraa of Mrs. Inks, were with the couple and were also injured, ; GREEK CRUISER AND WARSHIPS TO ESCORT KING Constantino to Be Re ceived at Venice Pro Germans Barred. Lucerne, Switzerland, Dec. 11. (By the Associated Pres.) Official ascend the Greek throne immedi ately, were received by former King Constantine this morning. j ' The Greek government notified uonstanune it win nave a wees: i I cruiser and an escort of warships I Professor Georeios Streit. for- mer minister and Ci.nstantinps ! the telegram inviting Constantine to return Speculation in foreign exchange has stopped temporarily, but the drachma is quoted as 14 to one dollar. It is planned to draw the balance or. OreeK creaits in Amer- ica to meet the present difficultes facing the government. Three hundred members of the Greek staff who were appointed during the regime of former Pre mier venizelos, nave Deen super- seaea royausi uuiuers. MURDER TRIAL NEARLY ENDED Santls Case at Marion In Closing Stages Early Submission to Jury Indicated. Marion, 111., Dec. 11 The trial of Settino de Santis. chareed with ; murder in the 8rst degree for the j August, was in the closing stages' i ' - """'""; ' """" today. Final argument was to be made by counsel for the defense as court convened this morning, and early submission of the case to the Jury was in prospect. The state holds that Frank Bianca, who committed suicide yes terday, and de Santis plotted the death of Calcaterra and that Hemp hill was killed to hide the murder. WILL DECREASE ' LAKE DANGERS Chain of Automatic Wireless Sta tions Wit! Serve to Minimize Perils of Navagation. Chicago, Dec. 11. Through the establishment of a chain of auto matic wireless stations at danger points along the Great Lakes by the federal government, dangers b wireles3 communicatlon with sk, day and ni nt it waa lea-ngd today . when shins am hlnwn npar tn ! dan 0U8 re3fs and 8noa, theirj i m i j : out at a pitch that it can in ; g 1 caught by the wireless mast of any!,, , a basis, the bureau of navigation ' plans to build ten direction finding : stations at a cost of $15,000 each. MAY BELONG TO EDGEVOOD BANK Contents of Burlap Sack Left la Freight Tar Thought to be Part of Bandit's Loot. Chicago. Dec. 11. Securities, wills, civil war discharges, deeds and many other vaiuabU docu ments found in a buriap sack ln a freight car by employes of a firm of wbciiie leather dealers, were relnc bald by the company today for officials of Edgewood. Ill, to identify as part of valu-i abiea taken by hand'U who robbed; a 3 ate ttni there more than a mon'Jt ago. The bag eonta'nlnsj the papers am to the Wilder Company in a car loader with leather from East St. Louis. Tbe bank at Edgewood waa raid ed by bandits and tbe safe deposit vaults were broken into and their contents taken ln connection with 100.000 ta cash and Liberty bonds. POLICE WOUND ONE OF TRIO ARRESTED AS ESCAPE IS ATTEMPTED 200 KILLED BY EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTH ALBANIA . e nnn U 1 A D H iUWU Homeless AS KesUit of Violent Shock Vil lages Destroyed. Rome, Dec. 11. All the villages '-n the Tepeleni district, southern completely razed The message reports the shocks are continuing. (Previous message originating in Avlona, on Dec. 5, reported earth quake shocks in the Tepeleni dis trict, rendering thousands homeless but made no mention of casualties). JURY ACQUITS FIVE OF CHARGE Alleged Plotters of "Diamond Spe cial" Wrwi Found Not Guilty Still Face Trial. Springfield, 111., Dec. 11. Five foreigners charged with plotting to wreck the "Diamond Special" train ! of the Illinois Central railroad, near here last September, were this morning found not guilty of "con spiracy to kill and commit murder." They will be tried on the four Other charges. The verdict was returned after nine hours' deliberation. It was given notwithstanding the fact that haI nnfca-H ant ar servine . . .... t, .;... a .do. ; m.. whoad lived among tUe conspirators, and one of ."Jwwft ........ ..... a, 1 their own number who had turned state's evidence, testified as to the criminal intent of the plotters. Their plot, according to the con fession obtained, was to plunge the "Diamond Special" over a 60-foot embankment at Sangamon river, and then to rob all passengers and to kill all who survived. The al leged plotters were all rounded up hefnrp thp time for fhe wreck. Necessity of such a premature ar- j British labor whether it is going to rest spoiled the state's best case of i "take the responsibility of support "conspiracy." i 'n& and munitioning the wicked- - Other charges remaining against I npss of the government's coercion them are consDiracv to rob: con-! policy and thus dye its hands with spiracy to destroy railroad prop erty; conspiracy to commit a fel ony and having explosives in their possession with intent to destroy life and property. The five prisoners on trial are Joseph Quinnigan, George Kernoski, joe uzenai, josepn nersnicsy ana Tony Agurkis. SUSPEND NEGOTIATIONS. Rome, Dec. 11. Official or semi- official negotiations between the supplementary to Premier Lloyd regency of Quarnere at Fiunie and George's announcement in the house the Italian government will not be of commons yesterday, stated: held as long as naval and military' "Martial la will be initially ap pressure Is maintained against the Dlicd l a l'n",e area In south ,,..,i j r.i, ,. ., west Ireland, where lawlessness Scial statement issued at the head quarters of Captain Gabriel d'An nunzio in that city. THE WCATUPR III. lfa.niIiL.il Generally fair tonight and Sun day. Increasing cloudiness, be coming unsettled. Moderate tem perature, with the lowest tonight near freezing. Highest yesterday, 40, ,., w lowest last night, 34. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yester. today ; Sz Si -11 11 i V CL UU U I.V ill LM . . J m v 7- Rel. humidity ...68 80 River stage, 2.6; a rise of .1 last S4 hours. in River Forecast. ifear Only slight changes in the Mis- London Press t ommeot, sissippl will occur from Clinton to , "If martial law is proparly en Muscatine. j forced it will result mtrely in lim- J. M. SHERIER. Meteorologist j Iting the license of the troops," the ' L'a:Iy News raid. s MORE. SHOPPING; DAYS Till CHRI5 UN Bicycle Repair Shop Used as Manufactory of Explosives. , Dublin, Sep!. 11. A plant lor the manufacture cf bombs was discovered during au early morning raid today on a bicycle repair shop in I'arnell street, in the center of Dublin. Largo quantities of arms ammunition, bombs and gclig nlto were seized. Three men were anrsted, one ' of whom was shot and wound ' cd while attcmp'ing to escape. - London, Dec. 11. Debate on the government's Irish policy is said to bo scheduled for opening in tho house of commons by liberal lead ers next Tuesday. Announcement of martial law in southwestern Ire land, made by Premier Lloyd George before the house yesterday, was accompanied by inttmationn. that debate on the subject was not desired, but it appears probable tho lower house of parliament may be called upon to decide whether the cabinet's plans regarding Ireland are not to be carried into execution without acquiescence of the legisla tive branch of the government. This question, should it come to a vote, would test the stability of the Lloyd George cabinet. Although the declaration ot mar tial law in Ireland has been decid ed upon, the door to negotiations between the government and the Sinn Fein is not considered closed. Comment in this morning's news papers relative to the government's Irish policy, was, for the most part, restrained, and, with the exception of one Journal, the government's proposals were nowherj wholly condemned. The future of the premier's speech that did not escape notice was the fact he was. in effect, holding an olive branch . in one hand and the sword in the , . , otner. It evoked some questioning. but generally speaking, was not regarded as banishing hope of success. The only note of condemnation came from the Daily Herald, organ jtjf labor. It said the premier "defi nitely has pledged himself to a violation of justice, and has sworn to crush Ireland by Jackbuoted brutality." The newspaper asked the blood of its Irish comrades?" Martial Law Helps Peace, London, Dec 11. (United Preis.) Martial law in Ireland, Initially applied to a limited area ln tbe southwestern portion of that coun- try, will be immediately extended , "should conditions develoD subse- quently Justifying it," according to the latest proclamation issued by the British government. The proclamation, which was and outrages have been especially prevalent. The government hopes it .will be possible to confine its p 1 plication to that area, but without hesitation the crea will Immediately be extended should conditions de velop subsequently Justifying it" - A dispatch from Plymouth said that the second baftalion of Sccttish Borderers and the first battalion of the Yorkshire light Infantry have been ordered held in readiness to proceed to Ireland. i Tbe premier's declaration that es tablishment of martial law in a por- . tion of Ireland should aid rather ; than retard "peace negotiations" wit(j ginn Feinerg ,8 wclcome(i ' i. - . v. t .1 .. ....... .... rkA "LI' ... " "'.....7r declare that repression of crime and hat martiaI ,a w- pror- ly adminiftered. is to be preferred to rtryi jaaia kuu i unsiu, an It should permit the moderate ele ments to work for "peace without I l ne umiv t-xpress "welcome tne ' policy of Lloyd Grrge. wb. spoke for the nation when he said that i pce.ee and friendship would be es jtablifbed after the laws are vind icated." 'it Is a rtep ln the right dlrec I tion," said the Daily Mail "Martial j law, however, will be tolerated only I If full particulars of death sentence are published. British public opin ion will watch this closely. DEATH OF DODGE. ; Palm Beach. Fla., Dec. 11. Horace E. Dodge, millionaire auto-' mob'le manufacturer, died here at 1 his winter home.