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THE PAIRMOUNT NEWS MRS. MABEL WILLEBRANDT CONVENIENT DINING TABLE FOR OUTINGS VIGILANCE WILL SAVE GAR TIRES ASKS IRELAND TO STATE POSITION Britain Tells De Valera to Say Whether Erin Is Willing to Stay in Empire. ONE Ar.1ENDr.1ENT WAS VICTORIOUS Twelve Other Proposed Constitutional Changes Defeated in Indiana Election. WILL NEED LEGAL OPINION Driver Should Realize Proper Care Is Important to Secure Maximum Service. 60 EASY OVER ROUGH ROADS Make Careful Examination at Least Once Every Week and Seal Up Small Holes With Cement-Avoid Wet Crushed Stones. Tires are really wonderful pieces f work. It is remarkable that they stand up ax well as tluy do when you consider the car weight, spi-cd and rough roads enoountMvd. Yet the average driver is apt to say that tires make him tired especially after lie lias to invest in one or more. He should realize their cod qualities ami not think they should stand any amount of abuse and still give maximum service. Having learned this proper respect, the next thing is a proper care through their lengthened career. To keep down the cot per mile there are some tilings the owner must do. The manufacturers of most tiro; issue a pamphlet telling how the tin-Is made and how to take care of i. t!et It and read carefully and follow the advice given. Look After Small Cuts. Hut, despite your care, there will he ruts in the rubber tread. t5o over the tires regularly once a week or oftener and look for these outs. Small ones should be sealed with cement before they get biff. Larger cuts may need the putty-like fepuir material to be had of the supply dealer or may need uleanir.ing. it tit It should be attended to at once. Wnter will get into I he fabric and it rots in umazingly short time, and then vulcanizing does tio good, for the strength of the fabric Is gone. Sand works in as well as water and makes "blisters" alongside the tread. Pressure on tires should be kept at the figure given by the manufacturer, not by guessing, but by gauge, and the reserve tire must be tested the same as those In use. A car systematically overloaded will wear out tires faster; procure oversize tires to correct this evil. tJrease softens rubber. Keep the tires free. Fast driving heats the tires, with faster wear, besides magnifying the bumps and giving a side swing which grinds the tires over the road. If the front wheels are out of alignment it also grinds off the tread. A harsh clutch does the same thing In starling abruptly, and brakes applied too rapidly also slide the wheels. llrakes unevenly adjusted "cause one tire to slide and grind. Whirling around corners sometimes makes all four tires slide, even when there Is no bad skid. Here Is a Good Tip. (11 a wet day avoid roads where crushed stone has been newly applied. Rubber workers In all the vulcanizing shops wet the knives with which they cut the rubber. YVet stones with sharp corners silce a tire like a knife. Inner tubes puncture, but may bo patched easily with the handy kits sold in tire stores, and there are handy vulcanizing outfits for larger cuts which may be carried in the cur, Rlowouts should be taken to the vul-canizer. New methods enable the exjMrt to do wonders with tal es we nsod to throw away. The manufacturer trios to show you how to save tire cost, ami along with tlds the fellow who follows his advice generally has less read troubles with tires than he who neglects them MANUEL HERRICK. Latest photograph bf Representative Manuel Herriek of Oklahoma who Introduced a bill designed to prevent beauty contests and, in his weird efforts to boost it. gained much notoriety and w as beaten up by several men. BUILDING COSTS CUT Wages of Chicago Building Workers Reduced. Twenty Per Cent Saving In Construction Prices Under New Plan, Says Judge Landis. Chicago, Sept. 10. Judge Landls cut the wages of building laborers right and left In his long-awaited decision in the dispute between the building contractors and their employees. It was expected his arbitration of the difficulty would result In the return to work of between 40.000 and HO. 000 men and a boom In building throughout the city. The wage cuts, which vary, coupled with the abolition of all restrictions on the use of material, save prison made, and the doing away of the old "make-work" rules, the judge estimated will bring about a reduction In building costs of about 20 per cent. The new rates of pay are fixed tn accordance with the amount of skill required by the work, coupled with the average number of days worked per annum. The fireproof tilelayers top the new scale at $1.124 per hour, the bricklayers receive $1.10 and the structural Iron workers $1.05. Common labor was slashed more deeply, coming down Trom the old scale of $1 to 72& cents per hour. Excavating laborers receive 47& cents per hour and wall excavators a slightly higher amount. The new wage scale, coupled with the abolition of restrictions on the hiring of men and the use of labor-saving devices and material, was asserted by T. K. Davidson, president of the Illinois Society of Architects, to constitute one of the most momentous decisions ever handed down In the history of the United States building Industry. TWO AUTO MEN MURDERED Body ef One Chicago Salesman Found in Desplaines River Other Body Still Missing. Chicago, Sept. 10. A double murder was brought to the attention of the police when the body of D. .T. Daugh-erty, a salesman for the Packard Automobile company, was found In the Desplaines river. Daugherty disappeared on Thursday with Carl Ausmus, Grand boulevard, a driver for the Packard company, whose body also Is believed " be In the river. Trailing clues furnished by the Packard company, the police searched the home of H. W. Church and found tn the basement a quilt and newspapers smeared w ith blood and also the hats of Ausmus and Daugherty. Church, who ts a brakeman employed by the Chicago & Northwestern railroad, had negotiated with Daughery and Ausmus for an automobile. He was arrested at Adams, Wis. Mutiny in Red Garrison. London, Sept, 8. A dispatch from Warsaw to the Dally Express says: 'The legation received reports of an alarming situation at Petrograd. Riots broke out Saturday. Pood warehouses were looted. Some were set on Bre. There were many casualties. There ts complete chaos throughout the territory. Also, there Is an uprising in Kronstadt fortress. Liner Legion Sets New Record. New York, Sept. 9. Ten hours were clipped off the steamship records between Rio Janeiro and New York by the steamship American Legion, which arrived here. The new record stands at 12 days and 12 hours. Chicago Uangster Slain, Chicago, Sept. 9. "Mike Henry, an alleged gangster, was shot to death here as the latest victim in Chicago's gang warfare, His body, bearing eight bullet wounds, ws found In a wgt side alley. Much Comfort and Ease Afforded Picnickers. Light and Compact Folding Device Shown In Illustration Leather Tabs Are Attached Over Top of Curtain Fasteners. . A family of five persons always takes the lunch basket along when they go for a day's outing In the cur. It is not always easy to find a leafy bower with a. clean, level space on which to spread the lunch, and besides. It is vastly more comfortable and less bothersome to eat in the car. To add to the comfort and convenience of such trips, the very light and compact folding table shown In the drawing is carried along. The frame is made of 1 by R-ineh whitewood, in two parts, which are hinged at TABLE SCT yim LEATHER HOLE TO WT CUWTAIM ITTTOM A Compact and Convenient Folding Dining Table for the Use of Automobile Picnickers and Tourists. the middle, while the legs are hinged to one section and joined together near t lie lower end with a brass plate. The frames are covered with extra thick pressboard, or wallhoanl, glued to the wood. Leather tabs are provided at each end. which are attached over the top-curtain fasteners on the edge of the ear. The whole is painted or varnished as desired, to make It waterproof and to improve the appear-n nee. A. J. Rollins. Portland, Me., In 1'opular Mechanics Magazine. WASTEFUL DRIPPINGS OF OIL Leaks From Cap Screws Make Frightfully Messy Engine and Should Bs Attended to. oil drips frequently come from the cap screws being loose on the crank-case, from the bearings, from the plungers or tappets above the cam shaft. In addition to being wasteful, drips of this kind make a frightfully messy engine and should be attended to promptly. In some cases where oil drips from the bearings the fan picks it up and scatters it over the i inside of the hood. ATO?101MLK Tmrs I Motor vehicle taxes are collected n !"!... I :.. . . 1. ........... ., t.. lilt- li;!-!-. in iHM,vHiri in ikClllilil, France, Fngland and Italy. o All sales of motor vehicles in IVn-niark must be registered by the police, and these cannot be effective without an insurant' policy first being secured. Automobile shipments from factories in May totaled "'.hh carloads. 14.SOO driveaways and shipped by boat, an increase of 11 per cent oor April. Average wholesale price of gasoline in .'? prominent cities of the Tinted States ts -2.'2 cents a gallon, a decline of 7.1 cents, or 22 per cent since m Automobiles costing Sl.OdO at present exchange rates would cost approximately muhx leva In Iiulgaria, which at the normal exchange rate would amount to $17,370. 4--c MAM HATl, jJyS NOTE WRITING MUST END Reply of Cabinet Is Considered as Demand for Definite Answer From Head of Irish Republic Sinn Fein Expected to Accept. London, Sept. P. Sinn Fein Ireland Is called upon to state whether its demands upon the British government contemplate separation from Great Bitain. according to the view of newspapers here. The text of the reply of the British cabinet to the latest rote of Eamonn de Valera, president of the "Irish republic, made public here, is considered as a demand for a definite reply from the Sinn Fein leader and a plain declaration that the writing of notes between Dublin and London cannot be continued. It Is believed that Trime Minister Lloyd George has smoothed the way for an acceptance by Mr. De Valera and his colleagues of the invitation to confer with members of the British government at Iuveruess on September 20. The text of the cabinet's reply to Mr. De Valera is prominently displayed In the papers here, and the opinion Is generally expressed that the government has gone as far as possible. There Is considerable speculation as to the nature of Mr. De Yalera's reply to the note, and much advice Is given him by the various journals. The text of Mr. Lloyd George's letter Is as follows: "His majesty's government has considered your letter of August 30 and has to make the following observations upon it: "The principle of government by the consent of the governed is the foundation of the British constitutional development, but we cannot accept as n basis of a practical conference an Interpretation of that principle which would commit us to any demands you might present, even to the extent of setting up a republic and repudiating the crown. "You must be aware that a conference on such a basis Is impossible. So applied, the principle of government by consent of the governed would undermine the fabric of every democratic state and drive the civilized world back Into tribalism. On the other hand, we have Invited yon to discuss our proposals on their merits tn order that you may have no doubt as to the scope and sincerity of our intentions. "It would be open to you In such a conference to raise the subject of anties on any points In w hich you may consider Irish freedom prejudiced by these proposals. His majesty's government Is loath to believe you will Insist upon rejection of proposals without examining them In a conference. "To decline to discuss a settlement which would bestow upon the Irish people the fullest freedom for national development within the empire can only mean that you repudiate all allegiance to the crown and all membership In the British commonwealth. "If we were to draw this inference from your letter the further discussions between us could serve no useful purpose, and all conferences would be In vain. If, however, we are mistaken tn this inference, as we still hope, and If your real objection to our proposals Is that they offer Ireland less than the liberty we have described, that objection can be explored at a conference. If you will agree that this correspondence has lasted long enough, his majesty's government must therefore ask for a definite reply as to whether you are prepared to enter a conference to ascertain how the associations known as the British empire can best he reconciled with Irish national aspirations, "If, as we hope, your answer Is In the afnrmatlvev I suggest that the conference should meet at Inverness on the 20th lnst.w Assuming that the conference will meet as suggested, there Is still the question of Ulster, which Is not touched In the prime minister's letter. Lloyd George's original proposal was for a tripartite conference. Including Ulster, but up to the present there ts tio sign that Ulster has yielded In the slightest In Its determination to base Itself on the home rule act and the northern parliament. A representative of the government In an Interview at Inverness said that In the event of the conference's failing the government - would proceed with the home-rule act, which, by Inference, may be Interpreted to mean that the government regards the act In iatal advance. Snow Falls In Montana. Helena, Mont Sept. 12. With rain or snow In many parts of the state, and unseasonably low temperature, Montana Is having the first autumn storm of the year. The Rockies bear Helena and the foothills are white. Attacks Mellon Plan. Washington, Sept. 12. Proposals for repeal of the excess profits tax and reduction f the tncome surtaxes were attacked by Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, In the first statement on' taxes to (come from the Democratic side. Adoption of Amendment No. 1 and Defeat of Amendment No. 2, on the Registration Law, May Finally Reach Court. UNOFFICIAL STATE TOTALS Complete unofficial returns on the constitutional election from every pre cinct in Indiana, together with totals j for and against each amendment, are i listed in the following table: 1 Voters 130,43! 2 Registration .. .ao.Mt 3A portion ir.ent TS.5IM "4 Veto $3.?t2 5 State terms 75,t: 6 County terms , S3.l:4 T Prosecutors" T7.5.V S I-awyers Ts.sSI 9 State supt 47.329 10 Taxation 32,147 11 Income tax a."":"" 12 Militia C4.921 13 Salaries S1.V25 For. tAainst. M.478 110,22 iis.vv 1V2.59S 112.942 115,721 120.594 lts.9M 149.41 lT.u 159,1)71 144.339 11S.970 SS.961 tl9.2fS t40,293 tlS,6S t37,922 431.527 443.059 tto.067 1 102,072 HS5.M7 tll9,772 tSMlS t37,945 Indianapolis, Sept. 10. Complete re turns, unofficially tabulated, from the precincts In Indiana, show- that 21,1)17 votes were cast for amendment No. 1, the proposal that attracted the largest vote In the special constitutional election. This number Is slightly less than IT per cent of the total vote for governor at the election last fall. The unofficial figures show that the electors ratified the citizenship amendment by a majority of 5S.mil, and rejected the other twelve proposed changes In the constitution by majorities ranging from 19,258 on the registration proposal to 133,817 on the general tax amendment. The amendments which were most objectionable to the voters were No. D, No. 10. No. 1 1 and No. 12. The first of these, Intended to make the office of the state superintendent of public Instruction appointive, was rejected by a majority of 102,012 ; the general tax I amendment by a majority of 135.817; the Income tax by 119,772, and the militia amendment by S9,41S. Legal Opinion to Be Asked. The exact effect of the adoption of amendment No. 1 and the rejection of No. 2, on the registration law, probably will not be determined until some official legal opinion Is demanded on the question. George O. Ilutsell, Indianapolis city clerk, announced that he would call Samuel Ashby, corporation counsel, for an opinion on the subject. Mr. Ilutsell said he had consulted several attorneys and their opinions differed, but most of them believed the registration law would not be Invalidated by the adoption of amendment No. 1. Mr. Ilutsell proceeded with plans for the first registration day regardless of any possible effect the adoption of amendment No. 1 might have on the registration law. It has been pointed out by U. S. Lesh, attorney general of Indiana, that another section of the constitution gives the general assembly authority to enact registration laws, and for that reason the elimination of reference to registration in article 2, section 2 of the constitution, by the adoption of amendment No. 1, will In no way affect the registration laws. This view, however, Is not an official opinion. Section 14, article 2 of the constitution, referring to registration, says: "And shall also provide for the registration of all persons - entltleVl to vote." This section was not altered by the adoption of amendment No. 1. May Weaken Law. Article 2, section 2 of the present constitution, which was amended by the adoption of amendment No. 1, establishes who shall be permitted to vote and ends with the following words: "If he shall be duly registered according to law." In the adoption of amendment No. 1, enfranchising women and prohibiting aliens from voting until natur allzed, this Condition, "if , he shall be duly registered according to law, ts omitted. The question has been raised whether the elimination of this clause from the constitution will operate to weaken or invalidate the registration law, notwithstanding the reference to registration made In another section, by making it unlawful to deny a cttlten the ballot even though he has not registered, If he has complied with the other qualifications necessary to exercise the right of franchise. In an address at Kokomo before the Lions club C. C Shirley, an attorney of that city and known as an authority on the state constitution, said that the election was only a skirmish In the real battle to come. Personal Element Lacking. "If the election had been fof the purpose of picking a county sheriff," he said, "or something of a more personal nature, all the people of Indiana would have gone to the polls. As It was, the proposition of making changes to our Instrument of government attracted comparatively little attention. The ballots of those who did go to the polls, however, shows that they were keenly aware of the dangerous amendments hidden among the thirteen voted on.M Mrs. Mabel Walker Willebrnndt of Los Angeles has been appointed assistant attorney general of the United States. She succeeds Mrs. Annette Abbott Adams and will be In charge of matters relating to customs and internal revenue. U. S. MARKET REPORT Marketgram of Bureau of Markets and Crop Estimates. Washington, Sept. 10. For week ending Sept. S. U HA IN For the week Chicago December wheat pained 3c net, closing at $1.324; December corn i cent, closing at 55lc. The only declines were on the 2nd on account of lack of support and i'elllng' by northwest houses. Advances were the result of good demand from eastern and seaboard houses, bullish news, and heavy buying- by commission houses. Coarse grains closed firm with fair buying. Country corn offerings light. Closing prices In Chicago cash market: No. 2 red winter wheat $1.31; No. 2 bard 1.31; No. 2 mixed corn 5!c; No. 2 yellow corn 56c; No. 3 white oats 37c. For the week Minneapolis December wheat up THe, closing at $1.414; Kansas City December wheat up 6lfec, at $1.234; Winnipeg December wheat up 4c at $1.4034. Chicago September wheat closed $1.29l4; September corn RSc: Minneapolis September wheat $1.4414: Kansas Citv September wheat $1.1!4: Winnipeg October wheat $1.44Tfc. HAY Quoted September 7: No. 1 timothy. New York, $;.5(i, Philadelphia $2t, Cincinnati $19, Chicago $.M, Minneapolis $13.t Atlanta t2, Memphis $21. No. 1 alfalfa, Memphis. $22, Mnneapolis' $20, Kansas City $17. No. 1 prairie, Minneapolis, $14, Omaha $12.. Kansas Citv $UoO. DAIRY PRODUCTS Following onset-tied condition in Hhe butter market last week the markets are now much firmer with increased demand for all grades at higher prices. Closing prices, ?2 score: Chicago 40c, Philadelphia and New York 4lc, Boston 42lfec. I-ast week's quietness In cheese market was followed by more active trading at slightly lower prices. There Is good movement into storage and very active demand for smaller styles, especially Longliorns. Prices at Wisconsin primary markets average n-ivtc. FRF ITS AND V KOKT A Rl-FS Potatoes under limited supplies in eastern markets advanced OO-SV per 10 lbs. sacked at $2.16-25. F. o. b. New Jersey shipping points firm at $l!vi-2.rt0. Chicago carlot market strong and active. Idaho rurals up 75-S5e In eastern markets at $3.35-3. SO; firm in Kansas City and St. Louis at $3.00-3.25; firm at shirplng points at $1.35-t.4- wagon toads cash to growers. September crop estimate total potato production S23.i.0i0 bushels, compared with 42S,OOO.Ot0 last year. Eastern yellow globe onions In Philadelphia up $1.00 per loo lbs. sacked at $4.C5. Steady in other eastern markets at $3.50-3.75. Middle western vellow varieties up I5c In New York at $175-4.00. Washington yellow stock steady In ml Idle western cities at $2.. 5-3.00. New York Wealthy apples weaker In Pittsburgh at ffi.S0-7.na per bbl.; steady In Chicago at $7.;S-7.75. Other markets slow and dull at $2.25-2.5 per bushel basket. Supplies moderate In most markets. September crop estimate puts total commercial apple crop at 1S. million barrels compared with 3S.3 million last year. New York Danish tvpe cabbage steady In Philadelphia at $,"0 bulk per ton. Domestic stock firm in New York at $5fl.O0-VOO; steady In other markets at f40.M5.nn. Wisconsin and Colorado domestic strong and In good demand In Chicago at $2.75-3.00 bulk per 100 lbs. September estimate commercial production late cabbage In 12 states 35.S5 cars compared wit to.SM cars last vear. L.tVE STOCK There was a slight contraction of the price range In the bulk of pales of hogs at Chicago during the past week. The lower end of the ranire advanced 5c, while the top declined 40e per 100 lbs. The average decline Tor the week was about 45c. Beef and feeder steers down Rutrhr cows down ISc. Heif ers unchanged. Veal calves show a net decline of 2C-50c. Sheep and lamb prices advanced; fat lambs up R0-90c; better grades of feeding lambs up 25c: vearlings advanced -R5e; fat ewes 2Rc-$l 00. September 8 Chicago prices: Hogs, top, $3.15; bulk of sales $6.So-.O0; medium and good beef Bteers $t!.00-9.50; butcher cows and heifers $3.50-.TS; feeder steers $5 00-7.23; veal calves $10.rvi3.25; fat lambs $7.25-9.50; feeding lambs $5.50-7.25: yearlings $4.73-7.35: fat ewes $3.00-4.75. Stocker and feeder shipments from 11 Important markets during the week ending September 2 were: Cattle and calves 67.477; hogs 6,047; Bheeo 133,642: ONE COURSE ONLY NAMED A. F. ef L Official Say Chicago Men Must Abide by the Landis Award. . Washington, Sent. 12. The only course for the Chicago Building Trades to follow ts to "abide by the arbiter's decision." John Donlln, chairman of the building trades department of the American Federation of Labor,' stated In discussing the Landis wnge nward. Q. C. Hyatt Heads Pottal Clerks. Minneapolis, Minn., Sent. 12. Gilbert E. Hyatt of Minneapolis was reelected president of the Natlontil Federation of Post Office Clerks t . the close of the federation's twenty-seventh biennial convention. Sioux City Phone Chief Dead. Sioux City, Ia Sept. 12. Howard Spencer Itaker, president and general manager of the Sioux City Telephone company and an active worker In the business life of Sioux City, for the last 35 years, died here. OLDEST AUTOMOBILE IN WORLD ,: What Is eaid to b the oldest automobile In the world Is used by an aged French abbe to make his pastoral rounds in the department of the Somme. It was the first car built by a French company In 1801, and, when running. It can still do 12 miles an hour. .