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SINN FEINERS KILL 4 ULSTER GUARDS MANY ARE WOUNDED AND CAP TURED IN FIGHT AT CLONES RAILROAD STATION CRAIG APPEALS TO ENGLAND Belfast Police Say Constables Were Lined Up Against Wall and Shot □own; Clones Is In Free State Territory Belfast.—Four Ulster special con stables were shot to death, a number wounded and the remainder of a part/ | of 20 captured at the railroad station at Clones late Saturday afternoon. The train had entered the station, and some of the specials were getting into the carriages when Irish repub lican army men with rifles and a ma chine gun appeared. They opened fire on the specials and four of the con stables were killed. Some of the others were wounded, some taken prisoners and the remainder escaped. The re publican army men then fled. Taken unawares, the specials had no time to fire a shot. Clones Is in that part of ulster which Is Included In the Free State territory. It Is near the border. Belfast received its first intimation of the tragedy through a message to the station master at the Great North ern terminus, to the effect: "Send no more troops, regular police or specials by train.” Then followed the news of the shooting. The Belfast police declared the specials were lined against a wall and mowed down. Sir James Craig, premier of Ulster, has advised an urgent remonstrance to Premier Lloyd George, Winston Churchill and Viscount Fitz Allen in which immediate action is demanded. Charge Government Aware Belfast.—The Belfast Telegraph In an editorial regarding last week’s kid naping episodes, says: “We charge that these abductions were made with the knowledge and au thority of Michael Collins. We charge that they were done by men wearing the uniform of the provincial govern ment. We charge that the victims were carried off, In the main, in mo tor cars recently handed over by the British government to the provincial government. We charge that the pro visional government is well aware where the abducted men are at this moment.” I Cork.—A lorry load of police, travel ing from Macroom to Bandon, Satur day morning, was held up by armed men. The attackers captured the car, together with rifles and equipment, but there was no casualties. Tfie police were on their way to Ban don Ibr demobilization. When they reached Llssarda they found the road blocked with autos, necessitating a halt. The police, after a brief engage ment were obliged to surrender but they were not taken prisoner and af ter the attackers had decamped they came back to Cork. LAMPITT SENTENCED FOR LIFE BY WYOMING COURT Must Pay Fine of S9OO and Cost of Trial; Is Broke and Unable to Appeal Case t Basin, Wyo.—Albert Lampitt, con victed Saturday of the murder of Har ry Folght, killed on May 7, last. In an explosion In the Grass Creek oil field, was sentenced to life imprisonment In the state penitentiary nt Rawlins, and to pay a fine of S9OO and the costs of prosecution. Imposition of the fine in this case marks the first time that such action has been taken In a murder case here. It Is understood that Lam pitt exhausted his resources in his de fense and that no appeal will be taken from the verdict of the jury. When Lampitt stood up for sentence he replied In response to inquiry from the court that he had nothing to say. Judge Metz, In passing sentence, said that the evidence In the case Indicates that Lampitt is guilty of one of the most dastardly crimes In the history of the state and that it warranted the verdict of the jury. One Burned In Creosote Fire New Orleans. —Fire caused the death of one man, seriously injured two and destroyed the docks of the American Creosote works on Protective levee, Jefferson parish, late Saturday. Dam age will be more than SIOO,OOO officials Wald. Landru Moves for New Trial Paris.—Counsel for Henri Landru, the "Bluebeard of Gambal,” now under sentence of death on the guillotine for the murder of 10 women and a boy, Saturday filed a demand with the court of cessation for a review of his case. The demand for retrial was asked on the ground that new evidence had been discovered. An Inhabitant of Gambal Is said to have declared he saw a de mented person of that neighborhood takp some bones from a nearby cssary and carry them to Landru’s villa. HARLEY V. SPEELMAN 'isk \ P '■ ! I L > fl I - Harley V. Speelman. formerly of Marietta, 0., has been named by Presi dent Harding to be register of the treasury. He has been assistant reg ister. Mr. Speelman is a personal friend of President Harding and has been identified with him in a number of political campaigns in Ohio. DENBY URGES LARGE CUT IN NAVY APPROPRIATION Recommends Reduction In Enlisted Personnel From 100,000 to 90,000 For Next Year Washington.—Secretary Denby ap peared before the house naval commit tee to recommend that the navy per sonnel for the next fiscal year be fixed at 90,000 men and 6.000 apprentices, as compared with 100,000 men and 6,000 apprentices now authorized. Mr. Denby recommended that there be no reduction in the existing strength first class at Annapolis be graduated and commissioned, but that appoint ments to the academy hereafter be re duced to three for each member of congress, instead of five. The naval secretary recommended that 100 destroyers be placed out of commission. He estimated that the program he outlined would effect a saving of $70,000,000 In next year’s budget. Secretary Denby’s statement pointed out that since 1919 the war-time naval establishment had been reduced from 1,362 vessels In commission to 900. the commissioned personnel from 32,708 to 6,163. and the enlisted force from 480,- 723 to 100,999. Mr. Denby said estimated withdraw als from the treasury for the navy for the fiscal year were $478,000,000. With th© economies he planned, he added, he felt confident the 1923 flcsal year estimates could be reduced to $350,000,- 000. Indications of considerable opposi tion to the recommendation for a $350,- 000,000 appropriation, about $40,000,- 000 of which would go for building, de veloped during the informal discussion of the naval program between Mr. Denby and members of the committee. Representative McClintlck, Democrat, Oklahoma, told the secretary reports were current that congress was pre paring to cut the appropriations to $150,000,000 or $200,000,000. "Uncle Joe” Cannon to R'-tire Washington.—" Uncle Joe” Cannon, oldest member of the house, announced he would not be a candidate for re election as representative from the Eighteenth Illinois district. The former speaker announced his Intention to retire from polities in an 11-word statement, which read: "I am not a candidate for election to the Sixty-eighth congress. The Illinois representative, one of the most picturesque and widely known figures in congress, will be 86 years old next May 7. He is serving his twenty-third term. Baby Sees Parents Killed Waco, Texas. —A dragnet by county and city officers around Concord, a vil lage near here, where W. 11. Barker, merchant, and his wife were slain and Homer Turk, 13-year-old son of a neighbor, dangerously wounded, re sulted in the arrest of pine negroes. Two of them correspond to descrip tions given by Barker's 4-year-old daughter, an eye witness to the trag edy. Britain to Give Austria Aid Paris. —A Vienna official statement, according to a dispatch to the Havas agency, says that the British minister has Informed Austria that Great Brit ain will grant an advance credit of 21,000,000 pounds sterling. Hughes on Vacation Washington.—Secretary Hughes has sailed from New York to Bermuda, where he will visit a daughter and In cldentally recuperate from the strenu ous work of the arms conference. PIUS II IS CROWNED HEADJFCATHOLICS Ceremony Takes Place Amidst Cheers of Vast Assem blage at Rome Rome.—Plus XI was crowned pope fn the basilica of St. Peters amid scenes of pomp and enthusiasm and In the presence of princes and dignitaries of the church, the diplomatic repre sentatives of foreign countries, mem bers of the Roman aristocracy and a vast assemblage filling the great struc ture to the very doors. The ancient customs were carried out with impressive ceremonies and the newly elected pontiff now occu pies the throne of the first pope re ported crowned, Log 111, who reigned from 795 to 816. Pius XI again blessed the crowds from the outer balcony of St. Peter’s, this time nearly 200,000 people cheer ing "long live the pope” and waving handkerchiefs. It had been officially announced that "owing to the cold weather,” the pope would not bless the crowds from the outer balcony but such was the insistence and warmth of the cheers that the pontiff finally de cided he must answer the call of his children. Sixty thousand persons gathered within the edifice, rising spontaneous ly, had cheered the holy father as Car dinal Lega placed upon the pope’s head the tiara, emblem of supreme sovereignty. Old Romans, who had witnessed the coronation of several popes, say that the enthusiastic recep tion accorded the present pope has never been equalled in their memory. Good will, sincerity and hope were the dominant emotions prevailing in Rome as the new spiritual leader was receiving the triple crown with the magnificent ceremony of the Roman Catholic church, but with a tinge of the matter of fact and business-like manner, obtaining In the world today. Silver bugles of the Sixteenth century announced the coronation, and the red robes of the aged cardinals, mingling with the uniform of the Swiss guard, recalled the middle ages, but the crush of spectators’ at the heavy bronze gates of a formerly forbidding Vatican, revealed that something was changed in Rome. BOY SPECULATOR ADMITS SHORTAGE OF MILLIONS Funds of Thousands of Chicago Fam ilies Declared Lost In Operations Chicago.—Raymond J. Bischoff, tak en into custody after involuntary pro ceedings In bankruptcy had been in stituted against him by creditors, has admitted that he owes about $4,500,000 representing the savings of 6,000 Chi cagoans, mostly foreigners. Less than $1,000,000 worth of oil and gas stock of doubtful value is available to meet the obligations. The Central Trust company was ap pointed receiver for Bischoff. Felix Streyckmans, attorney for the credit ors, said he believed Bischoff’s liabili ties would run near $7,000,000. Bischoff told federal officials that he had been in trouble since last No vember and lost much of his money in several oil deals in which he said he was double-crossed. Bischoff, by paying large returns on money borrowed in a few particular In stances, gained a reputation as a finan cial wizard among the people with whom he dealt. Profits of 40 per cent on short term loans were said to be common and Bischoff Is said to have paid as high as 100 per cent interest. Bischoff’s attorney maintains that the2s-year-old "wizard of bubby creek” has violated no law in his dealings, despite the shortage of mljlions. Bis choff gave promissory notes for the money Invested with him, the attorney said, adding "a man can’t be Imprison ed for non-payment of promissory notes if he hasn’t the money.” Creditors may realize 10 cents on the dollar the attorney said. While Bischoff was explaining to Judge Kenesaw Landis what had be come of approximately $7,000,000 In trusted to him, several hundred per sons stormed his office, searching for the man whom they declared had brought them financial ruin. Extra police were called to control the crowd, which shouted threats against the 25- yenr-old broker, and It was only when assured that Bischoff was behind jail bars that It dispersed. Vets Hospital Bill Approved Washington.—President Harding has given his approval to a bill authoriz ing an appropriation of $16,000,000 fnr constrution of additional hospitals for war veterans. Chines Tong War Opens San Francisco. —Chinese tongmen throughout the west are reported un der cover or on their guard as the re sult of an apparent outbreak of a tong war, when two Chinese were killed and a third wounded in Seattle, one slain in Butte, Mont., and one shot probably fatally at San Jose, Cal. In every instance the shootings were carried out in characteristic tong war fashion. In Butte and Seattle the Chi nese, said to have belonged to tongs, were shot down on the street with deadly accuracy. RAIL WORKERS WILL CONFERWH MINERS Majority of Organizations of Transportation Systems Accept Invitation— Indianapolis.—The first joint meet ing of the representatives of the rail road men’s organizations and the United Mine Workers of America will be held In Chicago February 21, ac cording to an announcement made Sat urday by John L. Lewis, president of the mine workers, who called the meet ing. The purpose of the meeting, as an nounced by Mr. Lewis’ invitation to the rail union chiefs for the confer ence. is to consider an alliance of the 2,000.0Q0 members of the rail and mine union organizations “In resistance to proposed attacks on wage scales.” The miners, meeting in special con vention here, will adopt their policy in seeking new wage agreements, ef fective April 1. President Lewis said the acceptance by the railroad organizations of the miners’ invitation to enter a joint meeting was practically unanimous and "especially gratifying.” "It Indicates that the organized rail road workers and mine workers,” said a statement issued by Mr. Lewis, "have a profound appreciation of the neces sity for closer co-operation and reflects a determination to utilize every proper means of protecting the interests of the men employed in these basic In dustries. ! Mr. Lewis concluded his statement with the expressed belief that the Chi cago meeting "will be fruitful of re sults that will reflect credit upon the associated organizations and demon strate the capacity of labor to intelli gently organize for the promotion of Its Ideals.” The letter setting the date and place for the meeting was sent to B. M. Jewell, president of the Railway Em ployes’ department, American Federa tion of Labor. Chicago, and heads of the 16 so-called standard railroad em ployes’ unions. MURDER CHARGE IS FILED AGAINST FORMER ATHLETE Throw* Soldier of Medical Corp* Over Three Story Bannister Follow ing Altercation Spokane.—Maurice P. Codd, a medi cal student in Northwestern university of Chicago and holder of the Barrett medal for athletic prowess at Gonzaga university of this city, was charged with first degree murder Saturday fol lowing the death at the post hospital at Fort George Wright, near here, of Frank P. Brlnton of New York city, a soldier of the medical corps of the Fifty-eighth infantry. Brlnton died as the result of Injuries sustained. It is charged, when Codd threw him over the third floor banister of a local business building on Febru ary 1, following an altercation. He sustained a fractured skull when he struck on his head on the ground floor. Codd was arrested on a charge of first decree assault and later released on siu,ooo bonds. He has been In a private sanitarium here suffering, it was anrounced, from a nervous break down. He came here recently from Chicago when it was reported that his aged mother, Mrs. William Codd, a widow, was near death. Mrs. Codd, who has been an invalid for many years, was not Informed of her son’s arrest. Gandhi Delays Disturbances London. —M. K. Gandhi, non-co-oper ationlst leader, has decided to post pone the civil disobedience move for another fortnight on account of the disturbance at Chauri, when 17 native policemen were killed, says a Bombay dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph company. All Is quiet at Chauri. Since the inauguration of the gov ernment’s new policy in India it is added, nearly 8,000 persons have been arrested, 5,000 of them in Calcutta. House Approves Farm Market Bill Washington.—By a vote of 276 to 8, the house Saturday accepted senate amendments to the farmers’ co-opera tive marketing bill, r.' d sent it to the president for his approval. The meas ure, long before congress in one form or another, would permit organization of marketing associations among farm ers for co-operative dealing. Cheyenne Packing Plant Burns Cheyenne, Wyo. The Hammond Pocking company’s plant outside the city limits here was burned Saturday night with a loss estimated at $300,- 000. Ireland Grants Enemle* Amnesty London. —The colonial office an nounced Saturday that, pursuant to authority granted by the British cabi net, steps were being taken to release the prisoners who were taken into cus i tody for offenses committed In Eng land from Irish political motives prior to the Irish truce. The cases of post-truce offenders, as • well as all cases In which the offend ers were members of the British forces, , will be Subject to further and indivld > ual confldd erat ion, says the announce ment. KATHERINE BUTTERFIELD 4floW jt * &. BH <?p6i The Firestone Tire company offered a .scholarship at the University of Chicago for the best essay on “Good Ronds.’’ Over 200.000 contestants com peted, and Miss Katherine Butterfield of Weiser, Idaho, was awarded the prize. CONFERENCE TREATIES PRESENTED TO SENATE President Harding Appearing in Per son Requests Ratification of Seven Agreement# Washington.—The treaties negotiat ed during the Washington conference were laid before the senate by Presi dent Harding Friday, with n request that they be ratified ns guarantees of peace. Appearing In person before the sen ate the president declared that new agreements would “serve to put an end to contradictions, to remove ambigui ties and establish clear understand ings.” Several treaties were submitted by the president. The first was the five power naval armament treaty, the sec ond the submarine and poison gas treaty, the third .the four-power Pa cific treaty, the fourth nnd fifth were supplemented to the treaties to the four-power pact nnd the other related respectively to the general far eastern situation nnd the Chinese tariff. These engagements, the president said, were interwoven In a general scheme of peace, and contained noth ing which “commits the United States or any other power to any kind of an alliance, entanglement, or Involve ment.” Referring to the unrntifled treaty of Versailles, Mr. Harding said It was drawn fn response “to a manifest world hunger” for better relationship and treaties submitted were drawn In response to the same desire, but with out any provision except to “promote peace.” •‘The four-power treaty contains no war commitments,” said the president “There is no commitment to armed force, no alliance, no written or moral obligation to join In defense, no ex pressed or implied commitments to ar rive at any agreement except in ac cordance with our constitutional meth ods.” Reviewing briefly the situation In the far east, the president declared the conference, by Its far eastern agree ment, had dissipated “all apprehension of territorial greed In that quarter." and that the senate ratification of the far eastern treaties “will stabilize a peace for the breaking of which there Is not a shadow of reason or real ex cuse.” MEXICAN REBEL BAND ROUTED BY TROOPS El Paso. Texnz.—A band of rebels, under the leadership of Nicholas Rod rigues. have been scattered by federal soldlera from the Janrex garrison and were being pursued between Samalay uca, 80 miles below Jaurez, nnd the border settlements of Guadnloupe, and Znragosea, southwest of .Tunrex, nc cordlng to Gen. J. J. Mandez, com mander of the garrison. The rebels blew up two bridges on the Mexican Central railroad and orders went out to outposts under General Mendez's command to run them down. A troop train wns made up nt Juarez nnd held ready to be dispatched tn any point where additional men might be needed. Juarez officials, military nnd civil ian. were reticent, were admitted the Rodrlguez bandits were more tbnn or dinary bandits nnd apparently hadmade arrangements with revolutionary agi tators In the United States to start trouble In Chlchualmn. Beer Sales Lepal In Canada’s View Windsor, Ont.—Exporting beer from border cities to the United States la legal so fnr ns Oannda Is concerned. This was the opinion of Magistrate Gundy Friday In dismissing a com plaint by license department officers that the Walkerville Brewing company hnd made “unlawful sales” it. taking telephone orders from the United Stntes for beer and accepting payment after the consignment had been put aboard a boat. T’xe court held ths transaction within the meaning of the Ontario temperance act. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1922, HI! ORDNANCE WORK SUSPENDED THOUSANDS OF EMPLOYES ARE AFFECTED BY SECRETARY DENBY’B ORDER MEN ARE GIVEN FURLOUGHS President Harding Receives Report of U. S. Arms Delegation and Con ference Treaties; Bids Last of Foreign Envoys Farewell Washington.—The first effects of the arms conference on the employ ment situation were felt when several thousand mechanics and artificers In navy yards were temporarily laid off after Secretary Denby had ordered suspended all ordnance work designed for the naval vessels slated fur “scrap ping” under the naval treaty. The Instructions were issued in line with President Harding’s order sus pending work on the vessels under construction affected by the treaty. Navy yards affected are those at Washington, New York, Philadelphia, Norfolk, Marc Island and possibly Bos ton. The ordnance plant nt South Charleston. W. Va., also wns affected. President Harding received the re port of the American arms delegation together with the conference treaties. The president also received the fare wells of. the last of the arms delega tion!!, seeing Admiral Baron Kato and Vice Foreign Minister Hanihara of the Japanese delegation; Jonkheer F. Bee laerts Von Blokiarid, and Jonkheer W. H. Faurort, of The Netherlands; Al bert Sarraut of France, and the three Chinese delegates, Wellington Koo, minister to Ixmdon, Chief Justice Wang of the Chinese supreme court and Minister Sze, Chinese envoy to Washington. Secretary’s Denby’s suspension or der was made public after 1,150 of the 7.000 employes nt the Washington navy yard upon reporting for work were giv en “temporary furloughs” without pay. Most of them were machinists. Cap tain A. L. Willard, director of navy yards estimated that nearly 4.000 ci vilian mechanics and artificers in navy yards would be laid off. Approximate ly 600 at each yard, it was said would be affected at the New York. Philadel phia, Norfolk and Mare Island yards. In addition, It Is expected that the order will affect men employed on construction work on the battleships and battle cruisers in private yards. Charleston. W. Va.—Orders to close the naval ordnance plant at South Charleston Immediately, and put the employes on leaves without pay were received by Capt. F. J. Hellweg, Its commandant, from Scretary Denby. Preparations for putting these orders Into effect were begun at once, throw ing virtually all of the 2.200 employes out of work. FLOODED STREAMS TIE UP WEST RAIL TRAFFIC Dynamite Used to Dislodge Ice Packs From Bridges—Trains Are Held At Terminal# Pendleton, Ore. —Large areas In northeastern Oregon nnd southeastern Washington are washed out and train service Is held up in many places ns a result of heavy rains that have been falling. Dynamite wns used to dislodge Ice floes pressing against the center pier of the Northern Pacific bridge at Pas coe, Wash., northwest of here. Anx iety for that and other bridges men aced by the Ice floes has been relieved somewhat; however, with the coming of a warm rain. Tracks on the Walin Walla and Pen dleton branches of the Northern Pa cific are out and all trains are being held at the terminals. The Oregon-Washington Railroad Raid Navigation company tracks at Prescott and Berryman, Wash., nre under water, holding up trains from Spokane nnd the Northern Pacific bridge at Berryman Is so weakened by high water that the train from Pascoe Is being held up. Flood damage over Umatilla county, Oregon, wns reported on the Increase. Wild Horse creek is out of Its banks, flooding crops. Numerous washouts are reported on the highways west of here. Due to frozen ground, the re cent rain and snow Is not soaking in. The Snake river branch of the Ore gon-Washington Railroad nnd Naviga tion company Is tied up by washout# and landslides. Les# Money I# In Circulation Washington.—Every person In the country was $3 poorer nt the end of January than nt the beginning of the month, according to n circulation state ment Issued Friday by the treasury. On January 1 the per capita circula tion of money In the country wa# $53.03, based on a total circulation of $5,775,400,315 and «in estimated popu lation of 109,917,000, as compared with a per capita circulation on February 1 of $49.96, based on a total circulation of $5,447,953,583 and an estimated pop ulation of 109,055,000.