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Wyoming State Tribune (Newspaper) - February 4, 1921, Cheyenne, Wyoming Get Ready to Buy or Build a Home This Spring in Time to Plant Trees or Make a Garden 8 PAGES TODAY WYOMING STATE TRIBUNE NIGHT EDITION VOLUME 27, NUMBEE 80 Leading Newspaper CHEYENNE, WYOMING. FRIDAY, FEB. Member Associated Press PRICE FIVE CENTS AMERICA TO CALL FOR DISARMAMENT INVITATION TO NATIONS TO ATTEND CONFERENCE MAY BE ISSUED SOON AFTER INAUGURATION OF SAYS FOREIGN POLICY FIXES NAVY SIZE BRITAIN URGES A PEACE WITH REDS LONDON, Feb. mania has been advised by the British government to enter peace negotiations with soviet Russia, says a wireless dis- patch received from Moscow. Great Britain, the dispatch adds, offered its services as mediator. It Is asserted Rou- mania requested the soviet government to send delegates to Riga to draw up a peace program. SNOW FLURRIES HIT CONTINUE TWO DAYS WASHINGTON, Feb. international confer- ence on disarmament will be called by the United States, Chairman Butler of the house naval committee said today, when the committee met to hear the views of prominent naval officers-on the subject. Chairman Butler did not say the call would be issued but it was assumed he thought the call would be issued soon after the inauguration of President- Elect Harding. Mr. Butler con- terred recently with Mr, Harding at Marion, O. Rear Admiral William S. Sims, war time commander of American overseas naval forces was the first witness. With Germany's power crushed, he said, all nations could reduce their armament by half with safety. He added that he believed the nations of the world ivelcome a call for a dis- armament conference. Congress must determine na- tional policies before naval offi- cers can formulate naval plans. the admiral said. If the navy were maintained merely for de- fensive purposes, Admiral Sims the United States would be safe with a navy half as large as any possible enemy thousands of miles away. If the United States intended to rely on its navy for earning out international poli- cies its sea pover should be equal to that of any othpr I TEMPORARY BONDS CONVERTIBLE In an interview this morning J 11. Walton of the Stock Grow- eis National bank pointed out that Liberty bond holders should watch more closely the conver- sion of their temporary bonds into permanent ones. At this time there are bonds of two series that arc ready for conversion, first liberty loan second converted issue on which the coupons expir- ed December 13, 1920, also the fourth liberty Ioan4 14 bonds on the coupons expired Octo- hor 15, 1920. People' holding either one or both of these bonds should take (hem to their banker and have tliein sent in for conversion into permanent A snow storm which was gen- eral over the northern, southern and western states centered in Cheyenne and broke shortly be- fore noon with what promised, for a time, to be a severe bliz- zard. The weather bureau, however, assured that the precipitation would not be heavy. Various points reported snow falling yes- terday, and the heavy precipita- tion was .46 inches at Salt Lake City. The bureau is predicting, however, that a cold wave will hit Cheyenne tonight, and that the storm will continue in flurries throughout at least part of to- morrow. There are, in reality, two storm centers, the bureau reported. One is over eastern Colorado and western Kansas and the other over eastern North Dakota. The storm does not promise to be severe, the bureau reported, the snow being heavy and damp. Salt Lake City reported that quite a rail fall preceded the snow storm. Leaders Decide to Wait on Neither Caucus or Investi- gation, But to Fight it Out on Floor. Tremor Recorded at Georgetown SENATOR EXPIRES PLEBLO, Colo., Feb. mer State New- by McWilliams, 54 years old, died at Woodcrat sanitarium to- day of a nervous breakdown, fol- lowing an operation for appendi- citis. He served four years, from 1916 to 1920, in the Colorado senate from Routt county. He was former county commissioner 'of Routt county and a former member of the state board of livestock commissionei'S. He was one of the best known cattlemen m the west. WASHINGTON, Feb. se- vere earthquake which began at and lasted until a. m. was reported by Father Francis A Tondorf, director of the Georgetown seismographical ob- servatory. The disturbance was indicated by the instrument as being 2.200 miles from Washing- ton and reached its intensity at 3 38, Father Tondorw said. The seismograph record indicated a disturbance even more severe than that recorded December 16. The scene of the December dis- turbance was not established. Father Tondorf estimated it was in South America. Famous Southern Hotel Is Burned SEEKS A DIVORCE ON ANNIVERSARY On tue seventh anniversary of her marriage, Mrs. Ruth Barry filed suit for divorce against James P. Barry. The, couple were married here February 4, 1917. The bill was filed today in thP district court. In her bill Mrs. Barry charges desertion and non-support, an! asks for alimony and the cus- tody of their son, Jack. AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. Bon Air-, the largest hotel here, was "destroyed by flre today. The loss, including belongings of guests, was placed at None of the 2GO guests was in- jured. Many were carried to safety -by the firemen. In recent years the hotel has been the winter home of William H. Taft, John D. Rockefeller, Na- than Strauss and many other no- tables. It was related Friday that the budget bill, carrying with it the appropriations for all state ex- penses during the next two years, will come up before the house again, probably the first of next week and that there will be no further waiting for the decisions of a caucus of the republican members. This second caucus, which was to have been held Thursday evening, was postponed pending the report of the joint commit- tee named to look Into the af- fairs of the state highway depart- ment. Now it is realized that either the investigation will have to be more or less perfunctory or else it cannot be completed in time to allow ample consid- eration of the budget bill. Hence the decision to' go ahead with the. budget regardless of caucuses" and Investigations. The bill is still on the general flic and the battle will be fought oat on the floor. la the mean- timo, however, it Is anticipated that leaders of both sides of the controversy will make an effort to get together. Kills Gambling Bill. The house Friday morning killed the senate bill which would place further restrictions on gambling. All other senate files went through. The propos- al to create o special state coal commission, with power to inves- tigate and fix rates, was under consideration when the noon re- cess was taken. When the senate quit at noon it had before it Barksdale's plan for the licensing ot all real es- tate agents. Chassell had moved that the bill be indefinitely post- poned, but Hartwell bad staved oft possible defeat for the time being by moving adjournment. Resolutions were received from the Rawlins board of trade, protesting against the proposed junketing of the Saratoga and Encampment railroad, and from the Albany County Cattle and Horse Growers' association, ask- ing for increased protection for big game. DREAM FINANCIERS RUDELY AWAKENED The house of cards which the dream financiers of North Dakota have been erecting on the foundation of faith, hope and charity, laid by Mr. Townley, is beginning to topple. The revelations in connection with the Bank of North Dakota, a state endowed institution, as a feature of the non-partisan league plan of government are astounding. The bank was heralded as a great institu- tion with a paid-in capital of in cash. It now appears that the said capital was a check for that amount transferred from the industrial commission fund. The in- dustrial commission corresponds to Wyoming's industrial accident or workmen's compensation fund of paid in by the state and employers during the last four years. The North Dakota method means that if the bank should fail the industrial commission fund would be de- pleted. Of if, on the other hand, the was not actually in the possession of the bank, that the bank in reality has no capital and the depositors no protection. The Tribune desires to congratulate the people of Wyo- ming that there is no disposition in the legislature or out of it, among ranchmen or farmers, employers or employes, to inflict upon Wyoming any of the visionary schemes with which Mr. Townley has burdened North Dakota. There have never been any scandals or misappropria- tion of funds on the part of' Wyoming state officials and there are not likely to be as long as the people stick to the well approved methods of choosing officials, making laws and administering public affairs. What Wyoming needs most just now are retrenchment and economy in private and public business. Everybody must co-operate in reconstruction and restoration to the end that the present period of burdensome war taxes may be relieved. CONSTITUTZQMAL CONVENTION UP MAY BE CALLED BY LEGISLATURE HOSPITAL AT FORT MACKENZIE COMING WASHINGTON, Feb. Carrying an in- crease of over the proposed total the annual sun- dry civil bill was reported to- day to the senate. Chairman Warren of the senate commit- tee announced he would call it up tomorrow. About of the bill total is for the benefit of former service men, including war riek, re- habilitltion and hospital pro- visions. Expenditures of for hoBpttala at Fort McKen- zie, Wyo., andv. Walla Walla, Wash., are Included in the bill. BILL IS LIKELY TO BE INTRODUCED ASKING PEO- PLE TO VOTE ON QUESTION AT NEXT GENERAL CAN SCARCELY COME FOR SEVERAL YEARS After having run along for 30 years without changes in its constitution, save those which have been secured through the adoption of amendments from time to time, Wyoming may be called upon to undergo a complete revi- sion of its laws. To be more exact, a constitutional conven- first to be held since Wyoming was admitted to likely to be sought. When the Meek resolution asking for a amendment to permit the douh- ling of salaries of county supenu tendents, surveyors and assessors came in the house Friday morn- ing M. S. Reynolds said he would much prefer a resolution repeal ing section 14, which limits sal ftrleS COUDty Officials, and he was singly in favor of hold- lng a constitutional cnvention. marine corps was slain in Mexico deciared 8Uch a convention wou! j the practice of submitting FORMER MARINE IS SUIII MEXICO LOS ANGELES, -Vir- Mil PENILTT E ON ASKED OF JURY WMNftffER Scoff at Theory That It Was Sent Down By Irish Craft No Clue as to Cause of Disaster. LONDON, Feb. by the admiralty into the loss of sub- marine K5, which sank with all hands off Land's End, has failed to clear up the mystery surround- ing the cause of the sinking, as there were no survivors, and the wreckage gave no clue. The re- port attributing the disaster to a new electrically controlled projec- tile from an Irish sea craft were udiculed by admiralty officials. "Numbers of governments cording to received by his sister, ___ they are getting tired of voting on sent from Amarillo, signed by "Mine Superintendent who Is said to be an official of the Standard Oil company for which Purdy recently went to Mexico to work. The message stated Purdy was stabbed, and one finger was cut off tiv the slayers in an effort to diamond ring. They failed toNremove the ring. not. Talking of Convention. Whereupon R. C. May of Lor took the floor to state that if parties interested do not reve-1-' their stand they will shortly in the geiip- H Supporters of Emergency Prosecutor Declares Guilt of Measure Slip in Two Denton's Murder Has Been Amendments Before Op- FJxed on Defendant Be- ponents Know What's Go- yond All Doubt, ing On. _____ trlvanci capable of the perform- ances claimed for the 'hush was the comment of one of the admiralty officials. Ho pointed out that the sinking oc- curred 100 miles off the Islands. ERIE REDUCES WAGES HORNELL, N. Y., Feb. Wages of maintenance of war laborers were reduced from 48 cents an hour to 33 and 30 cents today, by the Erie Railroad com- pany. The men protested that It was a violation of the national agreement, but remained at work. WASHINGTON, Feb. porters of the house emergency tariff bill fought their opponents today and two amendments were adopted before senators, fighting the measure, were aware of the action. The amendments were agreed to by a viva voce vote with only nine senators In the cham- bers. Then Senator Harrison, democrat of Mississippi, became aware of the action and demanded that a quorum be called. One amendment adopted pro- posed a rate of 40 cents a bushel on wheat and the exemption of import duties on rice, to be used in canned goods. After the quorum call, what- ever plans there were for a unanimous agreement to fix a time for a vote on the measure, were upset as Senator Williams, democrat of Mississippi, announc- ed he never would consent to such an agreement. LOS ANGELES, Feb. on the gallows for Mrs. Louise L Peete was asked today of the jun which heard her trial for the al- leged murder of Jacob Charles Den ton. The extreme penalty was abked by Raymond I. Turney, deputy district attorney who opened the argument for the state. He re- viewed and analyzed the testi- mony and evidence presented by the prosecution, contending guilt had been fastened upon the de- fendant "beyond all doubt." Bach side is allowed five hours for argument. As the court an- nounced argument must be con- cluded by 11 a. tomorrow, ar- rangements were made for a night session. Mrs. Peete was not placed on the stand, because her "testimony was unnecessary" and because he wished to spare her the "or- deal" of a "long and arduous cross examination" her attorney said. Believed to Be Box Car Robber ANOTHER REPRISAL -BFHHILLT MADE DUBLIN, Feb. an offi- cial reprisal carried out yesterday the postofflce and a business house at Willlametown were burned. An ambush occurred there January 28 in which Divi- sional Commissioner Holmes of the Royal Irish Constabulary was wounded, dying the next day. Five constables were also ed. Another Mexican, giving the name of Ygnacio Darre, was ar- rested by special policemen of the Union Pacific railroad last night, on a suspicion that he was impli- cated in the wholesale box car robberies which have taken place recently in the railroad yards. He is alto believed to have been one of the men participating In the Battle of Burlington Crossing be- tween Mexicans and the special police a few nights ago. The police also were notified that a large quantity of smoking and chewing tobacco had been stolen early this morning from the freight house. WOMAN TAKEN IN DEFERRED ARREST JVlrs. Painter was taken into custody this morning, charged with operating a disorderly resort at 901 West Eighteenth street. Her place was raided by the police Wednesday night, and three men and women were arrested. She gave bonds of to appear at a hearing this afternoon. She was not taken into custody at the time of the raid because she was car- ing for a small baby. SEEKS TO END PARK BOTH BRANCH HOSPITALS MAY BE GIVEN TO PEOPLE COMMITTEE MEETIXG The executive committee of the Cheyenne chapter of the American Red Cross will meet Monday at 4 o'clock in the home office. The Bear Sez Colder. Cold wave in portion Foij Cheyenne and vicinity: Unsettled and colder tonight and Saturday, probably snow. Lowest "temper- ature tonight about 16. For Wyom- ing: Snow pro- bable tonight Saturday, "least Unless somebody is peddling Misinformation, a bill will be in- troduced in the state senate next week having for tts object the disposal of the branch state hos- pitals at Casper and Sheridan to Natrons and Sheridan counties, respectively. This Is in line with the recom- mendation of the Casper Cham- ber of Commerce, at least Inso- far as the oil city's, institution is concerned. It is presumed here that there will be little or no opposition from Sheridan. Two years ago, when Senator Archie Allison of Cheyenne at- tempted to have the state rid It- self of the two institutions and thereby put an end to the outgo funds for their support, liis efforts were opposed by the Natrona and Sheridan delega- tions. Since then there appears to have been a change of heart. The general state hospital at Rock Springs will not be affect- ed by the proposal. It gets its authority from the conttUuUon, so that it would require a con- stitutional amendment to make a change in Its affairs. Among the bills to be given the approval of the .senate Thurs- day afternoon was S. F. 82, in- troduced by the ways and means committee and designed to re- peal the special tax levied estch biennlum for the support of the Casper and Sheridan hospital, and to provide thai they shall be supported by direct appropria- tions. It is the desire of the ad- ministration leaders in the upper house to do away with all special levies except the one of one- eighth mills for university build- ings and three-eighths mills for university maintenance. This would mean that it would be up to the legislature to decide every two years on how much each in- stitution needed. If the two branch hospitals are turned over the people of the counties in which they are situ- ated, of course, no further ap- propiiattwa will DENVER, Feb. state of Colorado has asked leave to file a brief in the United States Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis, opposing an absolute mopoly in the National parks. Is in connection with the appeal of Charles Robbins, oC Estes park from the decision of Federal Judge Lewis of Denver. A federal injunction was issued by Judge Lewis restraining Rob- bins from hauling passengers in the park. SOLDIERS ARE SLAIN IN RIOT IN CHILE VALPARAISO, Chile, Feb. 4. soldiers were killed today in a clash with workers at the San Gregorlo ni- trate idstrlct at Antofagastra province, according to advices from the district. Samuel Jones, the administrator of the district, is reported to have been ULSTER PARLIAMENT BELFAST, Feb. Ulster Unionist council today elected Sir James Craig M. P., leader of the party in the new parliament to be set up for Ulster under the Irish Home Rule act. Sir Ed- ward Carson presided over the session. VET TO BE PAID FOR HIS LOSS OF SHEEP MADISON, Feb. bears that ate the sheep of Private Ho- mer P. Herbert of Chlppewa Falls while the soldier was chasing Germans across France in Sep- tember, 1919, received the atten- tion of a legislative committee to- day. His bill for for the loss of 32 sheep was approved. Similar action three years ago failed to bring results. LOW STOCKS SAID TO BE CAUSE OF MOONSHINING HOG ISLAND YARDS MANAGEMENT CHANGES ing activities as far as the present management is concerned and the key to the vast yards was formal- ly turned over to the United States Shipping board. WATCH FOB DOLLAR DAY you know the value of a dollar these days Can you guess just how much can be bought now with a dollar? Through the Leader and Tribune the merchants of Cheyenne are going to tell you of the many wonderful bargains for Dollar Day, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9th Be ready for this Dollar Day event. Watch the Trib- une and the Leader Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning for Dollar Day specials. Private stocks of cached away when Wyoming went dry before national prohibition went into effect, are becoming depleted and there has been a sudden re- vival of whisky distilling to take care of the demand for liquor. This was the statement made today by M. C. Watchel, district prohibition enforcement officer who has ]ust completed a swing around the state, raiding illicit stills and confiscating bootleg whiskey. BaMted 88 Stills. During January Mr. Wachtel and his four assistants-raided and captured 33 stills, with an aggre- gate capacity of 600 gallons of whisky a day. Forty persons were arrested, most of them be- ing held to the federal courts for trial. More than gallons of mash and other Ingredients en- tering into the manufacture of whisky were confiscated. The assessments against the amount of liquor found in the raids will total nearly Mr. Wachtel said. The biggest raid ot the month was pulled in Casper, where Mr. Wachtel and his four assistants raided and captured fourteen illi- cit stills. Seven were raided ini Lusk four in Evans ton and one in Basin. Single raids were pulled in several other towns and farm- ing communities. "We didn't pay any attention to wine and beer in these Mr. Wachtel "We were af- ter the moonshine ring, because there has been a great revival of the art of moonshlning since the private stocks were laid away be- fore the state went dry, are near- ly exhausted. Some Elaborate Stills. "Some of the stills were merely tea kettles, fitted up with spouts. Others were elaborate contrivanc- es, with a capacity of several gal- lons of whisky a day." Mr. Wachtel and his band of prohibition enforcement agents are charged with enforcing the law in Colorado and Wyoming. He left this afternoon for Denver where he will make an official report on his activities during the month of January, and will re- turn later to Cheyenne to take up other prohibition enforcement work, 1922, upon the question of ho! mg a constitutional convention. Disagreeing with Mr. Reynold T. W. Arnold of Laramie said constitution ever has been framed and none ever will be framed th will not require amendments. informal notice 'having been served that the "con con" ques- tion is about to come to a head, P. W. Jenkins of Cora moved that the Meek resolution be referred to the judiciary committee foi further consideration, the idea being that it probably will held up until after the matter of calling upon the people to call convention has been disposed of Now Under Consideration. Afterwards it was understood that members of the Sheridan county delegation were the ones, icferred to by Mr. May, and th.i1 they have had the matter undo consideration for some time bu have not yet reached a definite conclusion. The question has been agitated for years, but nothing has eve1 come of it. Two years ago it wa1- brought up once more, but the plea was made at the time that, with so much radicalism and un rest abroad, it might be well to wait awhile. This argument may be advanced again this year. On the other hand those who wish to see a change brought abour will take the position that it is high time the constitution were brought up to date and put in working order. In case the bill should be pass- ed and the people should vote m favor of holding a convention, it could scarcely be called before 3923 or 1924. It would first be necessary to have the next legis- lation provide the ways and means and make all the arrange- ments. Eleven In Senate. New senate files: S. F. 86, by judiciary commit- the attorney general to appoint two assistants extending his authority. S. F. 87, by ing to use and abandonment of water rights. S. 88, by to public roads. S. F. 89, by highways commit- to highways. S. F. 90. by to permits to drive logs and tim- ber down streams. S. F. 91, by to primary elections and nomina- tion of candidates for public of- fice. S. F. 9.2, by to legislative printing. S. F. 93, by to fees collected by the secretary of state. S. F. 94., by ing to taxing of equity in state lands. S. F. 95, by
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