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JUDGE STELK DEFENDS SELF
AGAINST CHURCH CHARGES
Judge John. Stelk of the municipal
court stood up before a meeting of
the trustees and parishioners of St.
Mark's Evangelical Lutheran church
last night and demanded that rumors
cease that he shared part of the $34,
000 stolen from the church by David
Vollrath, former treasurer of the
church and uncle of the judge's wife.
The judge had a hard time gain
ing the right to talk. Twice the meet
ing voted to refuse him the privilege.
Then it was granted.
The parishioners thought he was
going to defend Voolrath, as he had
done before. Instead he denounced
Vollrath as "a thief who deserves no
"That's what you say now, judge,
but what about the time you said you
were through with me and this con
gregation because of our efforts to
catch Voolrath?" asked Louis Mich
"I admit I said things I afterward
regretted," replied Judge Stelk.
"You'll have to admit I apologized."
TO DEPORT MEXICANS FROM
San Antonio, Tex., March 18.
Wholesale deportation from Texas,
New Mexico, Arizona anl Southern
California points of Mexicans be
lieved to be affiliated with Felix Ditz
and Villista movements reported im
pending. Known activities of 24
prominent Mexicans in San Antonio,
members of old Huerta cabinet; gov
ernors of Mexican states under old
regime and army officers under
Huerta and Diaz have been under in
vestigation for past week.
JIM FERGUSON'S PROPHECY
It will be recalled that one James
Ferguson, governor of Texas, issued
a warning just a moon or two ago,
that "the danger of invasion from
the southwest was not to be treated
lightly." There's 15,000,000 hungry
Mexicans south of the line whose
eyes have been fixed longingly on the
flesh pots of the hated Gringoes.
It's high time to hearken to Gov.
Jim's warning. Fifteen million peons
with antiquated guns may not be
considered particularly perilous, but
15,000,000 peons, with appetites ac
cumulated through five years of fam
ine and whetted by the smell of the -.'
good things in easy striking distance )
in Texas and New Mexico, are not
to be sneezed at
The locusts of biblical history did
not tote guns either, but what they
did to the holy land is a matter of
New York. Mrs. Alfreda Yacewit
and husband are spending leap year
honeymoon in jail. Her dad had them
arrested because Alfreda told mar
riage clerk she was 19 years old in
stead of 16.
New York. British steamer Roan
oke which arrived here today with
countless quarts of Scotch whisky
aboard has been christened High Ball
Liner. Cargo for New York hotels.
Washington. Equipped with blan
kets and roller skates, Blanchard Al
quent, 13, ran away from home to
jojn in pursuit of Pancho Villa. Po
lice asked to aid Villa by intercepting
Danville, III. Walter Murphy found
guilty of murder of Louis Lang, shot
to death last November. Sentenced
to hang. Milton Armstrong found
guilty as accomplice, 99 years.
Washington. Army with a war
strength of almost 800,000 men today
was recommended to senate in com- .
mittee report on modified Chamber- J
Salt Lake City, Utah. Mrs. Annie
Asenath Adams Kiskadden, mother
of Maude Adams, actress, dead.
New York. Pennsylvania Railroad"'
Co. will build hotel to cost $9,000,f
000 opposite station, . '
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