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THE FAiRMOUNT NEWS MGR. JOHN J. DUNN IRELAND WARNED PACT WITH BERLIN TEXT OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMEtiDf.lEllTS journals, and proceed to reconsider AMENDMENT NO. 8 iinwwii miiiiiii 'imiiMi mi iiimiiiihiiiimiwih imiim mi iiiiiiu"' BY LLOYD GEORGE 4 End Note Writing and Send Dels- gates for Another Parley, Is Reply to De Valera. PREMIER FOR QUIGK ACTION Declares "In Rejecting British settle ment Terms Ireland Refuses Wider Range of Rights Than Those Enjoyed by States." London, Aug. 20. In rejecting the British settlement terms ireianu turned down a wider range of rights than enjoyed by the states of the American Unb.u. Premier Lloyd George declared on Friday In his answer to the Irish parliament's refusal to the British peace conditions. "We cannot prolong the mere ex change of notes," said Premier I,loya George. "It Is essential thnt definite and Immediate progress be made toward a basis whereupon further negotiations can usefully proceed. "Further negotiations are futile unless there is some definite progress made towards the acceptance of a basis. "Your letter seems to us, unfortunately, to show no such progress. If you are prepared to examine how far these considerations can be reconciled with the aspirations you present I will be happy to meet you and your colleagues. "In demanding thnt Ireland be treated ns a separate sovereign power you are advancing nlms which the famous leaders of Irish history ex-pllclty disowned. "The British government offered Ire-hind nil that O'Connell, Thomas and Dnvls asked, and more; we met the unqualified demand thnt we recognize Ireland ns a foreign power. "We do not believe thnt n permanent reconciliation between Britnin nnd Ireland can ever be attained without a recognition of the physical and historical Inf erdepondonce which makes a complete political and economic separation Impracticable. "Under the settlement which we outlined. Ireland would control every nerve nnd fiber of Its national existence. She would be free in every aspect of national activity and development, "The states of the American Union, sovereign though they be. enjoy no such rnnge of rights. "I consider that our proposals completely fulfill your wish that the principle of 'government by the consent of the governed be the broad guiding principle of the settlement. "We can discuss no settlement which Involves n refusal on the part of Ireland to accept the Invitation of n free, eqnnl and loyal partnership In the British commonwealth under one sovereign. "We nre reluctant to preclptate the Issue, but prolongation of the present state of nffalrs Is dangerous nnd action Is being tnken In various directions which. If continued, will prejudice the truce nnd ultimately lead to Its termination. This would be de FINALLY SIGNED Fpace Treaty Approved by Ger many and United Stales Without Ceremony. VERSAILLES TREATY CITED Foreign Minister in Signing Expresses Gratification Over Act and for Re-sumpticn of Friendly Relations Between the Two Nations. r.erlin. Aug. 27. The treaty of peace between Germany ami tne United States was signed here nt 5:20 o'clock Thursday evening. The signing occurred in the ollice of foreign Minister Rosen in the Ml- helmstrasse, around the corner from the offices of the American commis sion. The function occupied about ten minutes. Kills Loring Diesel, tne American commissioner, who was seated opposite the foreign minister at the hitter's desk, signed both copies of the treaty first and then pushed the document across the desk to Ilerr Rosen, who affixed his own signature. The German foreign minister, in signing, expressed gratification nt this art for the resumption of friendly relations between the two nations, Mr. Dresel replying with reciprocal senti ments. The document now awaits ratifica tion by the German reichstng ana the United States senate. The treaty consists of three arti cles, the preamble citing sections 1 and 5 of the Porter-Knox peace resolution. Article 1 says: "Germany has undertaken to accord to the Lotted States, and the UnlteU States shall have and enjoy all the rights, privileges. Indemnities, reparations or advantages specified In the aforesaid joint resolution of the congress of the United States of July 2, 1021, Including all the rights and ad vantages stipulated for the benefit of the United States in the treaty of Versailles, which the United States i shall fully enjoy notwithstanding the fact that such treaty has not been ratified by the United States." The signing in Vienna of the peace treaty between Austria and the Uni ted States was said to be a mere co- Incidence with the date on which the Gorman peace treaty was to have been signed, as it was declared that neither German nor American otlicials here had been informed of the signing of the Austrian treaty. PREMIER GIVEN IRISH REPLY Contents of Note Will Not Be Made Public Until Further Conferences Are Held. London. Eng.. Aug. 27. The Sinn Fein's formal reply to the English peace offer was delivered at Premier Llovd George's official residence. The Irish envoys who handed over the document were Art O'Brien, head of the Irish Self-determination league; H. C Barton ami Joseph McGrath. The Sinn Fein envoys were person- allv received by Premier Lloyd George. It was mutually agreed that the note should not be made public until further conferences had taken place, then the document would be published sim ultaneously in London and Dublin. The developments of the lty showed that the negotiations had not col lapsed, but would continue. It is learned that official circles here do not regard this communication as terminating the negotiations. Dublin. Aug. 27. The Irish repub lican cabinet's reply to the letter of Prime Minister Lloyd George of August 13 leaves "an unmistakahV open ing" for a continuation of the peace negotiation, according to one who has seen the text. WILL NOT ISSUE BEER RULES Secretary of the Treasury Says Ther Will Be No Sale of Beer as Medicine Until Congress Acts. Washington, Aug. 27. Failure of congress to agree to the antl-beor will not mean the issuance of regulations for the sale of beer as medi cine, Secretary of the Treasury Mellon announced. The secretary said that despite for mer statements that he would issue beer regulations If congress failed to pass the beer bill before taking a recess, he decided to withhold the regu lations until after congress recon venes. The secretary said that Issuance of the regulations would mean the crea tion of a machine which might be torn down In a month, and that It would be a waste of time and energy. Held as $29,600 Thief. New York, Aug. 29. Securities valued at S20.0OO, all said to have been stolen in San Francisco last July, were recovered through the arrest of Kas-sell Griffin, former messenger boy for a San Francisco brokerage house. Los Angeles bank Robbed. Los Angeles, Cal., Aug. 2D. Five heavily armed bandits held up the Huntington Park branch of the Los j ngeles Trust and Savings bank in South Pacific boulevard and escaped In an automobile with $20,000. The Sever.ty-First General Assembly of the State of Indiana of 1919 propose 1G amendments to the State Constitution, and referred them to the General Assembly of 1921. The Seventh-Second General Assembly of 1921 adopted 13 of these amendments, and provided for their submission to a referendum vote of the people for ratification or rejection. A special eiect:cn win te held in every voting precinct of this state on Tuesday, September 6, 1921, at which any qualified elector, without previous regis tration, may vote, during the usual hours, and at his usual voting place. on tne adoption or rejection of any or all of the 13 proposed amendments The ballots will be printed on white paper, will contain all of the pro poses amendments printed In full. appropriately numbered from 1 to 13 as hereinafter shown, and will be sub stantially in the following form: AMENDMENT NO. 1 (Voters Citizens) Proposed Amendment to Section 2 of Article 2. section 2. In ail elections not otherwise provided for bv this Con stitution. every citizen of the United States, of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, who shall have resided in the state during the six months and in the township sixtv days, and In the ward or precinct thirty days inirnediately preceding such election, shall be entitled to vote in the township or precinct where he or she may reside. ED For the Amendment Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 2 (Registration) Proposed Amendment to Section 14 of Article 2. Section 14. All general elections shall be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November; but township elections may be held at such time as may be provided by law: Provided. That the General Assembly may provide by law for the election cf all judges of courts of general or appellate jurisdiction, by an election to be held for such officers only, at which time no other officer shall be voted for; and may also pro-vile for the registration of all persons entitled to vote. In providing for the registration of persons entitled to vote, the General Assembly shall have power to classify the several counties, townships, cities and towns of the state into classes, and to enact laws prescribing a uniform method of registration in any or all of such classes. TCS I For the Amendment E3 Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 3 (Apportionment) Proposed Amendment to Sections 4 and 5 of Article 4. Section 4. The General Assembly shall during the period between the eeneral election in Cue year 1924 and the convening of the legislature in 1925, and every sixth year thereafter, cause to be ascertained the number of votes cast for all of the candidates for Secretarv of State in the different counties at the last preceding general election. Section 5. The number of Senators and Representatives shall, at the ses sion r.ext following each period when the number of votes cast for office of Secretary of State shall be ascer tained, be fixed by law, and apportioned among the several counties, ac cording to the number of votes so cast for all cf the candidates for the office of Secretary of State at such last pre ceding general election. YES I For the Amendment El Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 4 Veto Appropriations) Proposed Amendment to Section 14 of Article 5. Section 14. Every bill which shall have passed the General Assembly shall be presented to the Governor; if he approve, he shall sign it, but It hot. he shall return It, with his objections, to the house In which It shall have originated, which house shall enter the objections at large upon its Prospects Good. ""Here's a gent writes our mail-order house for a wife.'" ""Can we fill that order r" " think so. One of our young lady clerks has started ft coy correspond ence with him. Louisville Courier Journal. .., - t Real Temptation, "i yc-orge Washington was & truthful man. far as he got. But no inter viewer ever asked hm to make a rmb-tlc t lenient about his golf score ot I I 1 I ! to in of . , i the bill. If, after such reconsu.era- tion, a majority of all the members elected to that house shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, with the! Governor's objections, to the other house, by which it shall likewise be reconsutei ed. and. if approved bv a majority of all the members elected that house, it shall be a law. If any bill shall not be returned bv the Governor within three days, Sundays excepted, after it shall have been pre sented to him, it shall be a law with out his signature, unless the general adjournment shall prevent its return. which case it shall be a law, tin less the Governor, within five days next after such adjournment, shall file such Ml!, with his objections thereto, in the of the Secretary of State, who shall lay the same before the General Assembly at its next session in like manner as if it had been returned by the Governor. Rut no bill shall be presented to the Governor within two days next previous to the final adjournment of the General Assembly. The Governor shall have power to approve or disapprove any item or items of any bill making appropriations of money, embracing distinct items, and the part or parts of the hill approved shall be the law. and the item or items of appropriation disapproved shall be void unless repassed according to the rules and limitations prescribed in this section for the passage of bills over the executive veto. In case the Governor shall disapprove any item or items of any bill making appropriations of money, he shall append to the bill, at the time of signing it, a statement of the item or items which he declines to approve, together with his reasons therefor. If the General Assembly be in session, the Governor shall trans-rait to the house in which the bill shall have originated a copy of each such items, separately, together with his objections appended to each of such items, and the item or items so objected to shall be separately reconsidered in the same manner as bills which have been passed by the General Assembly and disapproved by the Governor, and if on reconsideration such items or any of them shall be approved by a majority of all the members elected to each house, the same shall be a part of the law not withstanding the objections of the Governor. TES For the Amendment NO Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 5 (State Offcers Terms) Proposed Amendment to Section 1 Article 6. of Section 1. There shall be elected by the voters of the state a secretary. an auditor and a treasurer of state. said officers, and all other state offi cers created by the General Assem- blv and to be elected by the people. except judges, shall severally hold their offices for four years. They shall perform such duties as may be enjoined by law; and no person other than judges shall be eligible to any of said offices for more than four years in any period of eight years. ks I For the Amendment Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 6 (County Officers Terms) Proposed Amendment to Section 2 of Article 6. Section 2. There shall be elected In each countv bv the voters thereof at the time of holding general elections a clerk of the circuit court. auditor, recorder, treasurer, sheriff and coroner, who shall severally hold their offices for four years; and no person shall be eligible to either of said offices for more than four ears in any period of eight years. TE8 I For the Amendment Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 7 (Prosecuting Attorney Term) Proposed Amendment to Section 11 of Article 7. Section 11. There shall be elected In each judicial circuit, by the voters thereof, a prosecuting attorney, who shall hold his office for four years. tics I For the Amendment ED Against the Amendment Housewifery. She (rets tcn J-ast and plan a feast Ot which t hate to think; The things she ll make are ba4 to take tn food and worse la drink. Cold Encouragement. tte barling, t dream of yon as my own. She feut dream, you know go b contraries. Disappointment. Agent ts that soubrette t sent you ehtet Manager Chick? t should say not I She 1 a regular old hen. ! 1 ! I a - ... , OT Mrt,c,e Section 21. The General Assembly maJ b 'aw provide for the qualiflca- "ons of persons admitted to the prac- tice of the law. "TBS For the Amendment HO Against the Amendment AMENDMENT No. 9 (State Superintendent) Proposed Amendment to Section 8 of Article 8. Section 8. The General Assembly shall provide for the appointment of state superintendent of public in struction, whose term of office, duties and compensation shall be prescribed by law: Provided, That any state superintendent of public instruction elected prior to or at the time of the ratification of this amendment, shall serve out the term for which he shall have been elected. TBS For the Amendment NO Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 10 (Taxation General) Proposed Amendment to Section 1 of Article 10. Section 1. The General Assembly shall provide by law for a system of taxation. YES For the Amendment MO Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 11 (Income Tax) Proposed Amendment to Section 8 of Article 10. Section 8. The General Assembly mav provide bv law for the levy and collection of taxes on incomes and from whatever source derived, in such ea?es an.t amounts, ana in sucn man ner, as shall be prescribe 1 bv law and reasonable exemptions may be pro vided. For the Amendment HO Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 12 (Militia) Proposed Amendment to Section 1 of Article 12. Section 1. The militia shall consist of all able-bodied male persons be tween the ages of eighteen and forty- five years, except such as may be ex empted by the laws of the United States, or of this state: and shall be organized, officered, armed, equipped and trained in such manner as may be provided by law. T2B For the Amendment NO Against the Amendment AMENDMENT NO. 13 (Salaries. Terms Increase) Proposed Amendment to Section 2 of Article 15. Section 2. When the duration of any office is not provided for by this Constitution, it may he declared by law; and if not so declared, such office shall be held during the pleasure of the authority making the ap pointment. Hut the General Assembly shall not create any office, the tenure of which shall be longer than four 4) years, nor shall the term of office or salary of any officer fixed by this Constitution or by law be increased during the term for which such officer was elected or appointed. F1 i i For the Amendment Against the Amendment Any voter who believes that the amendments, or any of them, should be ratified may express his senti ments by making a cross X in the square containing the word "Yes" and anv voter who believes that the amendments, or any of them, Bhould be defeated, may express his senti ments bv making a. cross X in the square containing the word "No.M Proof. Mabel t know he broke his promts not to make cigarettes any more." Phvllls Why "TWause he flamed u so when t accused him of It, and I'm sure that where there is so much fire there must be some smoke. London Answers, Art Confession "Ton say this show was built tor the tired business tnaor vu tat-A t ftcwnd on catch- tng the business man when he's too tired to care whether he is getting mm money's worth or not. Rope Benedict has appointed Mgr. John J. Iunn to be auxiliary bishop of New York. Monsignor Dunn is a native New Yorker and for the past seven years has been chancellor of the New York diocese. He will ussist Archbishop Hayes. BLOCKS BIG SWINDLE Arrest of Gang Chief Frustrates Further Operations. Charles W. French, Leader of Swindlers, Was About to Spread Wings Into Higher Flight of Finance. Chicago, Aug. 25. The purchase and wreckage of banks ns well as individuals, whs the goal of the ambition; of Charles V. French, chief of the swindling gang, now under arrest. Industrial concerns of all sorts were subordinate to this consuming desire, and were utilized in "kltlnc schemes without the slightest compunction. The federal raid of Monday came just in time to prevent French frwm spreading his wings into n higher flight of Finance than he had yet essayed, and saved numerous depositors and stockholder several million dollars. This s condensation of the high liirhts of the confession made to As- slstant District Attorney John P.. Clin-nin by Alva XV. llarshmnn. first a victim of and then secretary to French, and now ready to "come clean" to aid justice for the sake of revenge on the man who consistently has "held out" any participation In the profit of the French hlirh-tlyimr exploitation syn; dicate. Meanwhile, the federal authorities ate attempt tne to ;'ny the value of securities of duhioi worth, supposedly totaling st.no2.tH. found In French's rooms at the Hotel La Salle, when he v!i arrested. $1,000,000 FIRE IN NEW YORK Flames Damage Liner Leviathan-Army Piers 5 and 6 Destroyed Bodies of Yanks Saved. New York. Aug. 2d. Shifting of the wind saved the entire llohokcu waterfront on Wednesday from what might have been the most serious conflagration in Its history. As it was, damage estimated nt $1,000,000 was caused by tiro which broke out on army pier No. 5 nnd rapidly spread In all directions, at one time setting the forward portion of the giant U. S. S. Levtnthnn, the largest ship afloat. In flames. Adjoining on pier No. 4 were rJKK llag-d raped caskets of American soldier dead awaiting transfer to relatives or nearest of kin. For n time It looked as if this pier too would be consumed, but a slackening of the wind blew the flames northward toward the Leviathan and pier No. (1. At the heicht of the danger ambulances rushed the collins to a safety surrounded by American soldiers from the Thirteenth Infantry barracks. No one was injured during the two and one-half hours of fire fltrhtlng. Army stores on piers o and 0 are a total los, although soldiers worked frantically to save them. The old office of the Hamburg-American line was also destroyed. OLD CONCERN IN DIFFICULTY Court Appoints Receiver for Nebraska Flour Mill, in Business for Half a Century. Omaha, Neb., Aug. 27. Upon application of Carl Modesltt, stockholder, a receiver for the Wells-Abbott-Nloman Milling company of Schuyler, Neb., one of the biggest concerns of Its kind tn the West, and In business In Nebraska for half a century, was named by Federal Judge Woodrough. The Peters Trust company, Omaha, was named. The company's capital stock Is $1,500,000. and outstanding stock Is listed at $4G4.9O0. Total liabilities are given as $SSS,-015.28. Revolt Led by Former Governor. Mexico City, Aug. 2f. A revolutionary uprising led by Pablo Vlllaneuva and Gen. Aquielo Juareis was reported from the state of Chiapas, They are trying to extend their operations Into the state of Tabasco. Bandits Hold Up New York Hotel. New York. Aug. 20. Six bandits invaded the King James hotel on Friday and field up the clerks, elevator opera tors and a numner or guests. Thev j escaped with cash nnd valuables worth I thousands of dollars. plorable." The British premier reiterated In unequivocal terms thnt the British government can consider no settlement thnt means Ireland's secession from the British crown. De Valera's note replying to Lloyd George's last proposal nfter telling of the rejection of the offer by Dail Eirennn. concluded as follows: "On the bnsis of the broad principle that ours is n government with Hie consent of the governed, peace is possible nnd can be secured n peace which Is Just and honorable to all, and fruitful of concord and endurio , nniity. "To negotiate such a peace Dail FJrennn is ready to appoint representatives, nnd If your government accepts this principle, to invest them with plenary powers to meet nnd arrange the application nnd details." GERMAN LEADER IS SLAIN M. Erzberger, Former Vice Premier, Assassinated by Two Youths Near Offenburg, Baden. Berlin, Aug. 20. Mathlas Erzberger, former vice premier and minister of finance, was assassinated on Friday near Offenburg, Baden, where he was sojourning with his family. Ills body contained 12 bullet wounds. Herr Erz-berger bad left Bad-Grlesbach, where lie was tnklng the cure, in company with Itelchstag Deputy Dlez, for a foot tour of the Black forest. An hour later both men were confronted by two youths, who separated them and then emptied revolvers Into Ilerr Erzberger, who was killed instantly by shots in the head. ' Ask $5,000 for Lafollette. Washington, Aug. 27. Payment of $Ti,000 to Senator Lafollette, Wisconsin, to cover expenses incident to the contest for his sent In 1917-18, was recommended to the senate by Its elections committee. Bishop -Lewis Is Dead. Sioux City. Ia., Aug. 27. Bishop Lewis of the Methodist Episcopal church died nfter a long illness from diabetes and infection caused by carbuncles on his neck. The bishop was Sixty-four years old. the number of fish he caught.

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