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ME mm. TISBAND.-. AMD
AND DAILY UNION.
TJTIETH YEAR NO. 48.
ASSOCIATED PBZM LEA1KD WOU
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 1920. -EIGHTEEN PAGES.
RICE FIVE CENTS.
UNITED PUSS LEASED WIBS
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: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.
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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.

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