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OCTOBER AOioQtO ,
VOL. XV. NO. 43.
Explosion and Fire Wreck
on N. Y. Shore.
TUGS SAVE CHANNEL
Iull Blazing Ship on Flats to
Prevent Blocking Harbor ;
NONE KILLED IN BIG BLAST
Eight Men Seriously Burned
as Fuel Tank Blows Up;
Br The Ainoclated l'ress.
NBW YOUK, Nov. 10. After a
rpectacular rnco against tlmo down
the Hudson river, surrounded by
tugs and fire boats nnd flutiicH lick
ing obout her forward deckn, the
burning Morgan lino freighter Kl
Jlundo tonight lay beached on tho
lifts near Kills Island, out of tho
way of harbor traffic.
Thousands of spectators lined the
Bhqrcs and watched the heroic, fight
of tho tiny tugs draw thu freighter
out of the river. as sho was threat
ening to sink and block the shipping
channel. Tho ship, a craft of 10,000
tons, Is almost a, complete wreck,
with ho side torn by blasts nnd her
forward superstructure carried away
by the fire.
All members of tho crew of the IJ1
fated eKsel, which arrived hero
from Galveston lujit Monday, havo
been accounted for, pollco officials
eald tonight. Klght of tho deck
hands wcro reported seriously
burned, ono probably fatally.
Longshoremen nnd membors of
the crew were unloading the vessel
at the Southern Pacific lino plor
when the fuel tnnii, containing sev
eral thousand gallons of oil. blew up
without warning, hurling men Injill
directions and carrying away a sec
tion of the deck. Platen on tho port
side also wero torn out and tho ship
Immediately began to list.
Several tugs wore , pulling the
steamer Into the middle of tho river
when another explosion occurred,
and flames leaped up tho forward
mast, sweeping tho superstructure
of the deck. Sho gave, another
heavy list and threatened to sink In
mid-channel. More than a dozyi
tgs came to the rescue and after
a valiant flglfc. succeeded In
dragging the burning ship two miles
downstream. A short distance north
of Kills Island tho freighter began'
to sink rapidly and It was found ad
visable to drag on tho mud flats off
the Jersey shore.
Police officials raid tonight that
the origin of the explosion had not
been learned. The ship was In. com
mand of Captain H. F,'. Parker of
Jcsey City, nnd carried a crew of
IS men, The greater part of her
rarco of fruit and rice had been un
loaded. Wall Street Explosion
Suspect 1 8 (Being Held
NT.W YOUK, Nov. 10. Slxty-ono
undesirable nllens. traveling In two
"'ipeelai cars, heavily guarded by Im
migration officials arrived hero to
day from Chicago and tho far west
and wero taken to Kills Island for
One of tho deportees, Paul Moz
uns, known to th Kills Island -authorities
as n desperato "radical",
escaped from tho immigration sta
tion last Juno by leaping out a win
flow nnd swimming1 ashore. He
captured In Kalamazoo, Michigan,
he since has been a prisoner In Chi
cago. Ilecauso of his nllesed defiant
"ttltudo when questioned by tho 1m
imgrHtlon officials concerning the
"all street exploson Mozurls will
Jot be hastily deported to Lithuania
put will bo held for further exam
ination. UNSTEADY DAY FOR STOCKS
Market Vt nnd ixmn, Finally Clos
With Strong Iteoner-,
NEW YOKK. Nov, 10. The stock
jnarkii exncrler.' ed threo distinct
Phases today, opening at gains of
t0 three points, declining viol
,;Ly,nt midday and rallying witJi
""prising ease before tho close,
wnetj mo,,. i0J1,es wro recovered.
hares aPProj;im!tel 1,350,000
noon resulted directly from the 1h-
.mo united mates Steel
Wporatlon's tonnage report for
f .fr; whlch disclosed " decrea.se
dir. JV.l8'000 tons 1" ""filled or
tin V2" decision of tho Amor!
L th .wB!"r ""'"'n directors to pass
Itoek dlvl(,cml8 0,1 ,Iln common
Farmer & Duran
i03 Pulaco Bids. I'hono 1S1
'First to Fight'
Go Over the Top
CAMP DIN, N. J., Nov. 10 -Under
tho light of star shells
and flares, the old First division,
America's first fighting unit tu
participate In tho world war,
went -over tho top" tonight Jn a
gigantic sham battle for tho en
tertainment of 10.000 of Its own
veterans Irr rounlon and thousands
of clvillnn visitors, Ocncrnl Per
shing and Hrlgadler General
Amos A. fries, n, guest of honor,
it nil (,er:eral 10. a. Summerall.
division commander, and many
other prominent army men.
Kven the battle hardened vet
erans gazed In uwo at the spec
tacle, carefully watched by
nurses lest they suffer from ac
tual shell shock anil over excite
ment, 33 division veterans from
Walter Heed hospital, Washing
ton, D. C. lay In ambulances
along tho hill top and watched
Confessed Slayer of Step
Daughter Must Die in
TOT CONVICTS 'DADDY'
Prisoner Weeps as Testimony
oi jz-roar-uid Eye Wit
ness Clinches Case.
By A.noclntn.I Pre. Htato Wire.
MUSKOOKU, Okla., Nov, 10. P.ob
ert W. Dlukelcy, confessed slaver
of his 18-year-old stepdaughter, was
sentenced to dlo In tho electric chnlr
after less than IS minutes' delibera
tion by a Jury In tho district court
hro today, HIakcley was charged
Tho death sentence Itself, failed
to cause tho prisoner to show the
least sign of emotion. Only once
during the trial, when the l.-ywir-old
daughter (loldle, on tho wltnusj
stand, spoko tho words that cinched
tho death chnlr for her "daddy."
did Hlnkeley break down. Tears
came to his oyrs, as tho llttla girl,
the only eye witness to tho killing,
recited tho story of tho struggli
between her father and her half
A plea for tho mercy of tho court
was tho only defenso mndo bv
Illakeley's nttorney. Hlnkeley Is the
first white man ever to bo sentenced
to tho electric chair from Musko
Tho prisoner wns charged with
the shooting of his stepdaughter at
Hrushy Mountain near here, several
weeks ago. Tho shooting was said
to bo the outcomo of a Jealousy of
tho stepfather for the glrl( when
she Is said to havo received tho at
tentions of another man.
Two weeks before, she wns killed
tho girl camo to Muskogco and filed
a statutory' chargo ngalnst her
stopfather. Sho remained In Mus
kogco for soveral days, telling of
ficers she wns afraid to return
home, having been warned by hor
Rtepfnther that if she told tho offi
cers anything about, htm he would
kill her. Ulakeley, In the meantime
left his homo on learning that
thero was a warrnnt for him. IVter
tho girl returned home, nnd about
n week afterward her stepfather,
who had evaded tho officers, camo
to tho house and killed her. He
was captured tho next day by a
posse, and subsequently confessed.
Dreaming of Fortune
Lunatic Flees From
Asylum; Is Captured
T)y Amorlntf.1 l'rt Hutu Wire.
MIAMI. Okla.. Nov. 10 Strango
vIhIohs of a fortuno ho would find
If ho visited a certain treo on the
banks of Tar creok, near here,' at
sunrise, ncusud W. C. Honson, a
former resident of this city, to
make his encapo from a hospital
for tho tnsano In Iowa, according
to officers who early took tho de
mented man In custody. Carrying
hl suitcase tho man was discov
ered an, ho plodded inlong tho
banks In search of the tree.
Harding Finally Drags in a Tarpon,
Mrs. Harding Hooks a Bigger One;
Speech Today Breaks in on Fishing
11 The Aoelted Prei.
POINT ISAlinL, Texas, Nov. 10.
President-elect Harding landed
his first tarpon today and camo
back from tho Point Isabel fish
ing grounds looking proudor than
he did Juut n weok ago tonight
when lato election figures con
firmed his overwhelming major
ity for the presidency.
The catch measured four feet
and flvo Inches, a falr-slred vri
as tarpons go, anfl Mr. Hardng
handled tho reel unassisted while
ths big fish raced back and forth
through tho water In Its furious
attempt to got away. It was1 pulled
in Just l& minutes alter 11 iook 1110
bull, Mrs, Harding shared thu
honors of the day, fcr she also
hooked a tarpon, I was almost a
DEAD YANKS PAID
ALL HONOR TODAY
Tulsa to Stress Anniver
sary of Peace in Due
Kites for Heroes.
PARADE IS BIG EVENT
Hundreds of Veterans of
Many Wars, With Colors,
to Pass in Review.
TREE PLANTING A CEREMONY
Exercises on Riverside Drive
as Tribute to Oklnhomn's
Martyrs on Program.
In a final attempt til obtain
enough $r, Mihicrlpiiuiw to the
American Legion lire tunil in en
nblo ,)oo C iiimiii post in lino ltlxer
side drlio ultli growing memorials
to Oklahoma's Mddlcr dead, mem
bers of the H)t will maintain a
iKiotli nil tint today at 1'oiirth and
.Main. HcpoiiM' to this cuiivo ha
been below par. Us hackers ud
j"crt. Nine liumlrcil and slity-flio
tree, for o. Oklahoma riuirt)r,
arc to be planted, In accordance
Tulsa Is all set for tho Armistice
day celebration, to bo held today
under auspices of Jon Carson post,
American legion. Uvery detail of
the plan has been perfected by tho
legion to Insure an Inspiring parade
and nn, Interesting program, He
spondlng ,to the proclamation of
Uov. J. ir. A. Itobcrtson nnd Mayor
T. D. Kvnns which set apart Thurs
day afternoon as a half holiday,
and realizing tho lmportnnco and
significance of Armistice day as an
occasion to promote and increase
patriotism and loyalty to America,
most business houses. Including
banks and other similar institutions,
will close their doors, many for tho
Hurley Will 5ct Medal.
Major Alva J. NUch will present
tho distinguished Frvlca medal re
ceived from tho war department to
I.leutenant-Colonel P. J, Hurley.
Hurley's reply will bo In the nature
or n memorial nildrcK.
Harold Armstrong, president of
tho Sophomore class In the Tulsa
high self ml, who saw overseas serv
ice wan win uaiu anniery, win ao
llver a four-minute address on
Armistice day and Ity significance.
William V, Kagleton, commander
of Joe Carson post, Is to dedicate
Hlveislde drive as n memorial to tho
Oklahoma soldiers who lost their
lives during tho world war, and ex
plain why DBS trees aro to bo planted
In memory of the 9(15 boys from thin
state who gave their Uvea for their
Kd Cruso will lead In singing na
That) Is tho 'program to bo carried
out at Klghteenth and Denver this
afternoon Immediately following tho
Pnrado Tonus nt I o'clock.
Tho parndo will form nt Second
nnd Iloston, promptly at 1 o'clock.
It will proceed west on Second to
Main, thenco south on MaUi to Eigh
teenth street, thenco west to Den
ver nvenuo where the memorial serv
ices will bo held.
Tho parndo will be headed by
Mayor T. D. Kvans, .MaJ, Theo. O.
Hopkins, marshal of tho day, and
Lieut. C. A. Hordcr on horses. They
will bo followed by tho munlclpnl
band, city officials nnd police. Then,
In tho order nnmcd, will como mem
bora of tho C) .A. H V. C. V., C.
W. V., members of tho American
Legion In uniform, naval veterans In
uniform, representatives of thu local
National (luard units. Salvation
Army nnd tand, noy Scouts In uni
form, students from Kendall, tho
high school and the grndn schools,
Tho Rainbow auxiliary will bring up
tho rear and the army, navy and
marine recruiting officers will ulso
bo represented In the lines.
Colors and Standard- lo AMar,
Kacli organization represented In
the parade will carry lis own colors
and standard. First Sergt. lUlph
Wilson, who saw service at the front,
returned Wednesday from Okla
homa City where he went as a sue-
clal messenger to obtain tho battle
colors ofstho 154th infantry and tho
111th engineers In Franco. They
will bo carried by the legion 'in the
parnde, and afterward returned to
stato headquarters by n messenger,
Following tho parade proper will
bo automobiles loaded with those
who aro going to attend tho memor
ial services on Hlverslde drive. Offl-
CONTINl'llIJ OM PAIIK KOt'ltTKKN
six-footer, however, nnd she did
not try to land It. She patwed tho
rod over to Senator Hale, a guest
jf tho presldcnt-uleiit, lind his
wlfo on their vacation trip hero,
nnd ho brought It In uftcr n strug
gle of more than a half hour.
Senator Harding again spent the
wholo day on the tarpon fields
three miles off ifhore, passing up
an Ideal golf day to devote him
self to the sport to -which ho wan
introduced yesterday His fishing
will be dnterrupted fimorrow,
however, wht n he goes to Urowna
vllle, 20 miles away, to deliver an
Armistice day speech, He prob
ably will give over tho wholo day
to the trip, phylng a game of golf
at thu Urownsvlllo Country club
beforu delivering hU addrtta.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11,
A n A rmistice Day Message
From Legion 's Commander
...tN,JWi '!lK- N,,v 10.-Calling for nrclnmntlon of Armlstb o Day In
the spirit tint mado it," V. W tlatbreath, Jr., national commander of
mo American Legion, tonight Issued nn open messagu to the nation.
The suitt triumph of our arms ami tlioso of our gallant
nnulcs, uhlcli two jenrs ago ttutc lis the lctory, the. nnnUcr
nary which v will rlchmtc tomorrow, mark tho high light
Of the procnt cjntury In American nrruln.," ho wild. "Victories
such lis AmiMIco Day coitfiiiciiiontti?i urn not tl'n Issue Mtlrly
of clashes of flodi anil stcvl. 'l'licy nivnt n finer quality than
that. They nro triumphs as well of n'n uueonriuoriiblo spirit.
"No llctory, himccr complete, long can sunlto tho spirit '
that concvlwil It. Tho annuls of mankind nr replete with
examples, splendid triumphs in behalf of splendid cnues, Unit
hnto gone for naught, because tho spirit that inmlo tlieni
iviw-cd to endure.
"This Is only (he second aunUemary or Armistice Hay n
day ilcstineil, If we will, to ktvp company with the Immortals
of the calendar that murk great moment of history that neer
Hliall die. Succeeding gciicrntionM'wlll ncclulni AnnNtUv Day.
(lod uriint they nlwns shall iieolalni It In the spirit that ituulo
ItJ and this spirit, like the day, shall bo lnicrls!inhlc.
"With this prayer lu our hearts, let us renew each jenr, our
vows of fealty, repledgo ami keep uieihnknble our faith lu the
high Ideals iinil loNy purpose, tile uiiM'Iflsli aspirations ami
exalted holy hopes that fired tho hearts of Americans lu HHA
ami made ours n laud from whence crusaders came, with souls
uriiime, worthy of their tlctory.
"To thU end the American liegloti, tislay ami fori-vcr
solemnly pledges Its nil,"
Celebrations of Armlstlco pay will mark New York's observnnco of
tho nnnlvirsary tomorrow in all parts of the greater city. Chief ammiir
tilt exorcises will bo the nward of honor to Kl officers and men of
American naval forces at the New York navy yard, for distinguished
war service. Decoration of soldier and sailor gravis nnd Armistice Day
orations have been scheduled by hundreds throughout the metropolis
DRU(f CLERK DIES
IN AUTO SMASHUP
C. W. Swandell of Cle
burne, Texas, Killed
C, W." Swandidl, H years old, a
drug clerk who recently camo hero
from Cleburne, Texas met his death
pinned beneath tho wreckage on un
autojiioblle truck ns tho' end of a
ride with a friend, on liast Knty
street ubout 3:30 o clock yesterdsy
Swandell Was riding on a truck
owned by tho Tulsa leo company
and driven by Hoy xnottus, -us
igysi j-irsi sircei, wnen me irucsiring valued nt 11,500 and nn lint
crashed Into a car driven by .Mason
Oens, proprietor of a grocery storw
at 114 Kiist KeconiJ street. 41 tuo
Intersection of .fvaty and 'Wheeling
the light truck skidded across thu
street, overturned, and swuniioirs
brains wero literally crushud out,.
According to 11 story told tho po
llco by Gens, he was driving south
on Wheeling , avciuii near tho Kaly
struct Intersection when ho saw the
truck driven by Knotts coming cast
on Knty street at u rapid rato of
speed. I In stopped )m machtno but
tho truck crashed Into the grocer'
car, Qens said. '
Swandell has been employed na a
drug clerk for tho Younkman Drug
company, 13 i;ast weeona, 11 was
Tho body Is now at tho Mowbray
Undertaking parlors. Funeral nr.
rangements havo not been made
pending tho arrival or rcinuvcs irom
UNITY BUILDING SOLD
ldiM Half of Office Structure; on
Fourth HrlngM $10(1,00, Old
World 1 til I Id I hit Affected.
Announcement was authorized
Wednesday of the sale of the. east
half of tho Unity building 011 w.cst
Fourth street by I;. It, Kern to
Chas. T Abbott nnd associates for
a consideration of 100,000.
The building Is six stories high
and of flro.proof construction. It
Is one of the be.U otflco buildings
In tho city.
Owners of tho old World building
adjoining tho I'nlty building on M10
east staled Wednesday night that
plans are being perfected for tho
building UP of thli building to tho
height of tho Unity building, early
G. 0. P. Spent $5fJ57
in Campaign in State
Ity AiocltJ l're B1M11 Wirt.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov. 10.
Campaign expenses of the repub
lican siato committee in Oklahoma
amounted to IS4.&S7.70. according to
a statement prepared today by J. U,
Dyche, treasurer of tho committee,
to be filed with the state election
board. C'onrtbutlons totalled 150,
633. f8 nnd consisted of gifts from
2.808 persons, the statement said.
The republican campaign commit
tee of the First congressional 41s
trlct todav filed u report of expenses,
giving H.92Q.3S as tho amount.
Ilhr Mexico Oil Production,
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. Mex.
cq's 1950 production of petroleum
will amount to 140.000,000 barrels
or one fifth of the world's total, ac
cording to official estmatcs given
out oday by tho Mexican embamy
hare. This compares with a pro
duction of 88.000.000 barrels In 1319,
and Is twice as much as was taken
from the fields In 1918.
"sa.v r.wtf.o" (;it.w oi-hua.
Hft n 'W cn le at Jnkln Muile (tort.
run-mi illrertnr.. BIO H. Ilmililrr, rine
0. 112:, O. 19. Am.uluct MfvU. A4V,
UPTON GOES BACK
TO P-S HOSPITAL
Makes $5,000 Bond and Ts
Out of Jail in Care of
Dismissal by Chief (lustafsou of
Traffic Officer tawrence Lyttnn for
iiuiurn 10 report tile Claildo Upton
. ,,,n nuieriors, OIKI 1110 rn
turn to tho. I'. & H. hosnltiil of Itn
ton after ho had mado bond of $5,
000, wcro tho chief developments
iiiesouy in win raso where Up-
mo m cMiugcii wun a robbery nor
petrated last Friday night In Ken
dall nddlllon, when Mrs. F. C.
Harnes was relieved of h illiimntut
denllfled man was robbed of several
Seeing tho robbery from his win
dow. John L. Crosser, resident of
Kendilll, grabbed his shotgun, stop,
ped out Into tho yard and emptied
both barrels at tho two robbers,
Lato Friday night Dr. 8. H, Mnhr
mon was called to Upton's room,
311 South Hnusnn, where ho found
Upton unconscious nnd suffering
from a number of buckshot wounds.
Dr. Mnhrmnn accepted cvulanutlon
that Upton had been held up and
then shot, he said, and later had the
patient removed to tho hospital
Doctor Mohrmon said ho under
stood tho case had been reported.
so did not notify tho police.
Upton was removed from the
hospital to tho county Jail Tuesday.
Dr. J. F. Cnpps, county physician,
said Upton was not In n dangerous
condition but Doctor Mohrmon
maintains Upton will not bn nblo to
movo for two weeks.
That sho Is not a sister of
Claudo Upton, suspected by tho po
llen of being n hl-Jacker. ns re
ported by the police, was flatly de
nied by Mrs. A. II. Hall Wednesday
morning. Mrs, Hall Informed The
WorM that she Krarettv knew Union
'tho man having rented hi room ut
her house November J.
SWINDLER TAKES ONE LIFE
Man Who I lent Tents Sheriff Out
of S.'ll.Oilll Commits Suicide.
FOHT WOKTll, Texas,Nov. 10.
A mcssufco, as received by court au
thorities hero th.ti morning telling
of tho suicide in a Waht(igtou, D.
C, Jail of John J. McDonald, known
here ns K. J. Ward. Under the lat
ter name, McDonald wns given n
10-ycar sentence hero Inst spring
for swindling Sheriff Frank Nor
fleet of Halo Center. Texas, out of
J50.000 on a fake stork deal. After
tho Klrt Worth trial McDonald was
taken to Washington to faco 11 160.-
000 swindle charge there. Ho was 1
arrested In California a year after I
the Fort Worth tock transaction
and was brought to Texas only after
a hard legal right. 0
Hank Robbed, Teller
Left in Locked Vault
JOLIKT, III., Nov. 10. peniten
tiary authorities tonight wero po
llflcil tonight that bandits had
locked a teller In a safe In tho Na-
tlonal city ia nk at uttswa, ill.,
about 7 o'clock tonight nnd escaped
w ill S 60.000. Tho author ties wero
asked to send convicts frorn hure to
open the safe, which had u tlmo
lock set for 32 hours sfter tho rob
bery, It being feared thu tolled would
Ti I.HA. Nov 10 m.mniim to. mini
muni II, mirth wliej, tlnurty.
OHI.AMoitA Tliulxltv .ni Krl'tty (air,
r liti-r TliUfKtJ- night mil KrliUy.
1,-m c'ub, Hotel Tulim, ti IS,
I nlvoralty ( nllaauurl luinnl. Y, it
U A., I V, u.
IN SHIP PROBE
Additional Details of Mis
BIG MEN DUE FOR QUIZ
Schwab and Piez, Former
Fleet Corporation Heads, !
to Hu Examined. . j
CARELESSNESS IS SHOWN
Witness Tells How Ships
Came From Foreipn Ports
Empty. Cargoes Begd"tf.
N13W YOUK. Nov. 10. Additional
evidence of alleged Irregularities and
mismanagement In tho affnhs of thu
UnlU-d States shipping board, was
Introduced hero today before thu
congressional committee Investigate
Ing the nffalis of thu board, by J,
F, Itlchardsou, assistant seeretury
and stiitlstlcuti of the committee, lu
concluding his direct testimony.
Tho Inventtgullon Is based largely
upon a report submitted by Mr,
Itichardson and A. M. Fisher, sec-
xetary lind stallstleun of Utu com
mittee litter a year s work,,
At the conclusion of today's ses
sion, Chairman Walsh announced
that Commander A. II. Clements,
executive assistant to Admiral Urn
son, chairman of tho shipping board,
would bu a witness tomorrow morn
ing, ('halt man Walsh read a tle
gram from Admlial lleiisou, which
stated l hut tho board would not ob
ject to Commander Clement's testi
fying and "that tho records, officers
and employes of tho board weru nt
thu disposal of tho couiinlltco at
any tlmo or place tho commlttuu do
shed." To Question Chiefs.
Chairman Walsh said Admiral
llenson ami other officials of the
board, ns well us Charles M, Schwab
and Chatles Pluz, former heads of
tho cmcrgepey fleet corporation,
may bu asked to appear buforu tho
Cross examination by HnprfHonln
tlve Henry J, Steele of Mr. Itichard
son took up considerable part of tho
afternoon session. Characterizing
tho witness' iiu'Vlous testimony as a
"Kcnernl Indictment," Mr. Steele
sought to bring out specific Inntnui-en
of alleged "political Influetine," fa
"The purpose of our crttlrlstn, Is,1'
Ho wild, "that we hnpo to bring out
existing conditions so that they may
lie rrcuricii ny tno shipping board
Itself, I want to glvo the board
full credit for ts achievements. It
had n gigantic task one of tho
greatest wr met by men."
who .Npceirie Inslani'ix.
AtiswerliiK tiuestlons to snnclflo
InsliifiAt of alleged political influ
ence, 'he recited that ho Intel been
Informed a shipbuilding firm In
Texas hnd "threatened'1 to appeal to
n scnaiv from tha,t statu to bring
about what was claimed by the com
pany to bn a delay in a settlement
of an account. He added that he
had no knowledge an to what. If
anything, tho senator ijld.
lie nildeii that ho had nn Knowi-
edgo of any shipyard or contracting
firm In which a member of congress
wns Interested. Hn also said that
ha did not criticise, all of the allo
cation contractu entered Into by tho
Tho witness also brought nut lu
his testimony Incidents of what ho
termed carelessness In the handling
and presnrvlng of shipping hoard
rcrnrns. 111 ono or tho southern dis
tricts, ho said, desks and filu cabi
nets wcro disposed of without the
contents being removed nnd that
wicso reeoruii wero scattered and
many of. them destroyed. In one
case, he testified, where filing cases
nail heen certified arid sold 11s sur
plus, duplicates were purchased bill
a short tlmo later, at a "greatly ln
eieaheil pi Ice.', I
(VirclessnesM lu Sales. '
He also charged sales of materials1
had been mndo without proper in-1
ventory. Hcgurdlng amortizing of
plants, he said, he had found In
stances wlieru thero were manyi
thousnmhi of dollars difference b-j
tw'een accounts rendered to the ship
ping lsard and those rendered tot
CONTINfKIl IIS I'AUK rOI'KTKK.V
Small Taxpayers Told to Pay Their
Taxes Under Protest; Carter Says
Money Not Needed, to Be Refunded
Uy Ain-utrl I'rtM Him Win.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Nov 10 -Frank
C. Car tor, state niidtior, to
day addresfod a letter to each of
the county treasurers In Okla
homa In which he suggested that
tho treasurers request "the small
taxpayers" to pay their statu tux
under prolest. Carter recently
led opposition to tho ruling of the
state board nf equalization, which
fixed ws mid one half mills as
the statu levy for general ruvcnuu
purposes, In addition to the levy
for roads and schools.
Tho letter follows).
"In behalf Vif tho small tax
payers of your county I suggest
that you leipiest them to pay their
state tax under protest, as It Is
not needed and will In thu near
future bo refunded to them. Tho
largo corporations all will pay
their taxes under protest and will
win out In tho courts, I expect
thu next legislature to set this
luvy aaldc, thereby saving tho
18 PAG US
Boy, 4, Burned
To Death Trying
To Save Sister
MAItSllALU Texas, Nov. 10
Imprisoned by flames, 4-year-old
I'tederlck Murphy today vainly
sought to save the life of his In
fant sister, Mary Vrglnla, 17
mouths' old, and himself per
Ishehed In the attempt.
The child's heroism wns 1II11
1 lused wllh the dlAcoicry of the
Hwi doilies, fearfully burned, In
a corner under a bed In a damn
destroyed loom of the Mlltphy
home this morning, the little boy
hugging his nlmer closely lu his
.Mrs Murphy, returning homo
from a neighbor's, mw her own
rusldence In flumes slid suffered
critical burin, trjlng to reach her
children. The children wero
burned this afiirnooii, together
ns they were found, clnitpcd In
each other's arms.
DRY LAW HEADS
Demoralization of En
forcement Vork Feared,
Result of Decision.
MUCH RUM TO FLOW
Immense Amount of Whisky,
Gin and Brandy May Be
Moved From Warehouse.
Hy W. II. ATKINS.
Hloff Corinonlrnc, i
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. "Dry"
law chiefs todav wnr- In mi fir i1Ik
mliy over tho proliablo effect of tho
supremo court's decision hiildlnif
wlilsky may bo 'transported" from
u minimi) siorugo to ownors- homes.
They frankly rear demoralization 1
enfoiTnmeiu work may grow out of
t he release of millions of gallons of
the rh ciiMSiof minimis f irniirinM
MUiiirin iruuiiv mtiii.
Homo eluar statement, further In.
im, iihjiiis or wnsKy
owners, unuer llio highest court's
luiuig, is uxpecieii nn H result of n
cororoncu continued today between
i;wii.iiiiisioiier or internal revenue
miliums anil Prohibition Commis
sioner Krnnuir n,i il,nl .,... i ...i
Hevlslon of somo of the prohlbb
tlon reiriiliilliuiH ilue,i,.i ....
llle ttlllltflllllleM l.i ... ....... I
..-.v ut-... ,ia i,w nn,.
',' I'f'-.eili lieilV
withdrawals of liiir frorn storage.
Officials need (ho most difficult
Piomeni tnry havo hnd since na
tional prohibition became a reality
After officials conferred today It
wns Indicated that thu internal rev.
enuo bureau npiy devise a plan call-
ltllr for certllln in, nr.. ..,.,..
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whisky owneiH who may seek lo to.
move their Iluuor stocks nnd tinns
LcK,t advisers of (ho enforcement
bureau doubted whether tho govern
merit could wircessfiilly resist whole,
cab. moves by whisky owners to
withdraw their stocks.
Lfforts to prevent such with-
! ,rf.W' U ,W"M. ",I'"'II''I. would
cause llllgntlou Jn courts all over
No official rccordn wore available
wmI'0'"1'' "'ny l" H,,0W what pro-
""V! m,ll,0 K'"'n f
wl lk ey nnd 20 million gallons of
Mn. rum nnd brandy now In bond-
', ,w r.l'",U""" .V0"1'1 "-"hhrawn
under (he court's edicts a conserv
.live estimate, however, indicated
that possibly one-thlrd of the
amount of liquor stored could be
classified as for "personal use."
Flagman Hit bu Motor
Not Expected to Live
Frank Drown, 157 yearn old, flug
man empolyed by thn Frisco rail
road, Is not expected to live as thu
result of Injuries received ut .1
oclock Wednesday afternoon when
struc'k by nn automobile driven by i
struck by nn automobile driven by i
an tiiildeiitlfled man. After striking
i.i.ivv., nn, i iv r s sam io navu
m.eril on. At 'A it'i I,.-! llilu ........
. -. . . --- ... .. ...... .. ,...n in,,, ii-
IMH Drown was reported in a serious
condition at thn Oklahoma hospital,
peoph of the statu (2,500,000 us
sensed against them,
"They can protoit tho payment
of tho statu tax nnd leave thu
county tax Intact, theruby not em
barnuslng your cpunly govern
ment. "Thu legal rijulrementH of this
fiscal year, Including tho defied
oncles allowed for tho governor,
aro 1,ZZ i.hOi.tH, Wo now have
thin amount In tho stato treasury
with 1120,000 thrown In for good
measure. Wo will havo a surplus
of not less thuti $3,700,000 with
out any ad valorem tux for thu
fiscal year 1921."
Carter sold today that the gross
iirxl notion tux collections n oil
this month would amount to more
than $1,000,000 II" wud tin l
leetlons of the tax on oil produced
In thn last c crter havo brought
the state's general revenue fund
biyond the iimi mt which h ha l
est In atcd an the total legal need
of thu uUlu fur tho yiar,
PRICE 6 CENTS.
Desperately Trying to
escape urash Magnates
TO BE 'STAR SESSION'
Only Clul) Owners Will At-
tend at Gathering Called
for Chicago Friday.
MINOR CHIEFS ON FENCE
LiBten to Arguments of Fac
tions and Reserve Decision
Until After Peace Meet,
IvANHAU nil".. . in
clouds tonight are vanishing from
the major league base ball horlron.
With llli etilliinu
,., iik ,, H,
cnhlo settlement when the belllger-
'uv iiiiijur lenguern meet in a Joint
session in Chicago Friday to orfjat
a tll'inn lliiel. r'lm m..,i....i .
. - J : " J ....himi'ii no-
elation of Minor leagues, after list-
uiiioh in oiiiii siues in thu contro
versy, voted to help avert a mn
by agreeing to appoint a commit
tee to net with ili. mo i. m i i
, . , ..... ivnniii'r III
devising a plan for baseball reor
ganization. TIlO HI Cllltl nivnnii nl l.
Warrtncr IsnirneM n,,r..,i . 1 i
tho samo room In Chicago and at
tempt to ndjust their dlffrnfeil
without tho aid of nnv ni.llitr
It Was nirrneil Hint ,nl it. i,.i.
owners shall attend thbt meeting,
nun iiini noin i-residnnt Johnson
of the American lenguo and Peil-
dlnt Iteviller rif llw. Nfn.l..n..i ...it,
..... ... aa,. 41b, ,,,,1, llrl -reil
ns lawyers, stenogrnphui's and other
... .......... v.. ,u luuvill
sessions, shall remain away. Major
.vail, iiuvi, I nriiriHAinfl ... ...........
i'in' irnuvrs pnuiieu out tliat
lawyers aro excluded froth tlid
rncellng so that, no "technical qtirn
Hons" could bo raised, tho thr.Ui
enetl wnr emiWl l.u m.lni.i.. .... . , . I
A Desperate Klfnrt '
Tlln "'', J ' V ,
L... " -'.,BLr,'L" r"1-'.?.'"0. a '"br-.
...... ,, ,,u,vn.l7 nuiint,.
;"" "".'. ""'""" "p"'i'i o avert a
nnnnlinll wnr wn ,nf.i.,j . . .
meeting of tho directors of tho
American Ienu6 at noon today, nnd
was ono of tho resultrcXof confer
ences between (ho owners of tho
rival major lenguo factions. Thp
penco news was announced In Ari-
mnlln fiialifi-m th 1,., mMl. .. ...
address flnrry Herrmann, owner nt
lhi Clnclniliill X'nil
llVCrlnC In (hi mlnnr t,. .n ........ .
I tiff Mr Hrrrmnnn, former chair
man of tho National cohnnUMon,
wn lntnrrutif tu In n tnsksaHl...
, .......... Hivrnriniui
who hiun.tMl him a nolo which tin
npimiMl and noyly read. Then ho
tnailo llio nnnnunrminrint tUnt i
Joint rnnf(irnntA tt llm
orn hnd ti'ii ntfrcd upon for I-Vl-
I'rrHliW'nt linn TnliviM n i.
- -- - "'"""II lit HUT
Amrrlrnii lonrriu In nntninn,,iiHM nu
tho Joint rnortlnc, tHup(t tho follow
I lift nuUf'IIHMIl :
"Thn Armtflrvm Innwii. 1. M
utandlnif for tho prlnclplo that a
roorKimlzatlon of hiiNvhaU should
lo worlfinl out primarily hy a com
mittee compound of ropronf ntiitlvf-a
from tho National Irnguo, thn
American lonffiio and tho National
A aNnctn I Inn . Tl nnnmn r, m I .
" ... ....., nun inn,
such a cnmmltteo Is to bo created to
consider arm wortc out a plan for
reiii irflntKiitlnn. Tlmp,, 1mu l.nM
rertaln points of dlfferencn between
mo iwo major leagues, wnian '.nus
rnr inry navu not neon ntiio to agroo
upon. It has now been arranged
that an Informal conferenco nf
major league club owners shall takn
plaro--thls conference to bo lltnltcd
to club owners and to bn riurelv In
formal, Thu purpnso of tho con
ference Is (o see If tho two major
lf,,i,fj.M mnv tint In ,nni ,, Im....
out their points of difference. It la
an attempt to see If there can no
found somo satisfactory basis ofi
which thny can harmonize. thee
Luridls Offer Roes.
VlI,ll. 111.. TJnllminl Inn ..... l.il.
owners lssitwl no formal statement.
"'"nt "r thum take, tho stand hn,t
"'hat already has been done In tho
advancement of baseball reorganl-
1 IIHIIHUU ill llio qorf
, ' . ..;:,,"":
was taken to
Judge Ijiniils, nt Chicago, as chnlr-
man 01 inu iiuw nonrii in control ui
it salary of $50,000 a year, must ha
accepted by tho American lenguo
Tho national leaguers frankly nrt-
fitl llinv tr ni.l li'ntil ,. 1 n I.H
..... ...v .... ......v ii. a,-vtMi
league, unless It Is forced upon them
to organize It and that It would bo
a jiikii. ,ir. iiarrmsrin maoe a
statement that It would bo ridiculous
10 lurni u k 11 ii wun iwo cuius in
threo rltles, Ileforo leaving for Chi
cago tonight hu was confident tho
situation could bu udjuuted to the
satisfaction of all
After Mr Ilerrmann addressod tho
minor leagues, Charles. Kbbiitts of
the Drooktyn club and Darney Orcv
fuss of tho Pittsburgh Natlonuls,
rnVTIVI'Kn OS PAiJK TKN
In order to glvo our employes
an opportunity to cdubrate
Armistice Day, Tho World
officii will bo closed from 12 M.
until 6 p. m. today, '
Dual now office will bo open for
the usual transaction of busi
ness from 8 P At to 9 P. M
OUT YOl'It CLKHIF1RI A8