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ADAIR COUNTY NEWS
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MRS. CORA R. FRANZ
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'Machine Guns Turned on Crowd
Woodson Lewis & Son
MOB BURNS THE' CITY HALL
ARE SLAIN IN
People Enraged Because of Lack of
Water Charge Mayor and Other
Officials With Inefficiency
Mexico City, Dec. 2. More than 25
persons were killed and 200 were
w (n&ded when mounted police fired
on a crowd of working people who
were demonstrating In front of the
jdty hall against the lack of drinking
Infuriated by the first fusillade from
the police, the workers rushed at the
City hall and succeeded In gutting It
Crowd Charges Dishonesty.
More than 20,000 persons had gath
ered to demonstrate vigorously but
peacefully against the mayor and the
city council, which were charged with
dishonesty and the ceneral inefficiency
that had culminated in the lack of
water. The crowd marched to the Zo
calo, which is the central plaza.
Without warning the mounted police.
who were lined up hr front of the city
hall, fired on the crowd, which scat
tered, but soon reassembled in a furi
ous mood. The mob seized gr at
beams from the city hall scaffolding,
where repairs were being made and
smashed the great doors and tl'e iron
grating which protected Me .mdows.
Many then scrambled Into the court
yard. Meantime the mob in the plaza,
In front of the cathedra! was fired
on by machine guns stuu ted on tin
palace roof and in the opin gallerit .
Soldiers Clear Fireman's Path.
Once more the mob ave w: iJ
once more returnH. Now n .., of
jthem carried gasolut and blai.. ig, gas-ibllne-soaked
cor! n and cloths, which
kjhey hurled tin agli the open windows
jbf the bull-, ug, and also dashed
against the affolding.
Immedhm y the fire flared up. Fire-
toen came, p. eceded by federal troops,
who cleared the way for them. But
only the walls of the municipal build
ing remained standing. The official
documents were destroyed.
'SAYS INTOXICANTS MYSTERY
Leader of the Drys Science Cannot
Determine What Is Intoxicating
Washington, Dec. 2. One man can
jget drunk on a glass of 2.75 beer while
another man may carry a quart of
White lightning with comparative com
fort, Wayne B. Wheeler decided in an
nouncing the Anti-Saloon league would
Appose any move for the establishment
of a "scientific commission" to deter
mine what is Intoxicating liquor. "No
Scientific commission can determine
accurately what Is intoxicating liquor
for 100,00,000 people," Wheeler said.
!NEW DISORDERS IN SMYRNA
Five Hundred Persons Killed or Hurt
When Turk Troops Break
Athens, Doc. 2. As a result of an
encounter when Turkish troops In
Smyrna tried to break up a meeting
jvhlch was attended by many different
nationalities, 500 were killed or in
jured, according to reports in Athens
newspapers, xne meeting was neia to
protest against driving out Greek
merchants, who aire said to be essen
itial to commercial life in the city.
I OPEN WAR ON OLD, PARTIES
Pre:-""- -: '- - - ' --
crats- Organize Plan Radical
Steps In Government.
Washington, Dec 2. A "progressive
jloc" to fight for an extensive pro-
im of government reform and inno-
ltion was organized here by the 84
Itepubllcan and Democratic senators,
Senators-elect, representatives and
representatives-elect who met at the
call of Senator La Foiiette uiep.,
ILAKE BOAT SINKS; 11 DROWN
Nine Members of Crew or Canadian
Steamer Rescued as Vessel
Calumet, Jtfich., Dec 2. CapL Na-
aon Bernard and ten members of the
aw of the Canadian steamer Maple-
inrst were drowned wnen tne snip
jroke up a mile west of Portage Lake
lal during a heavy gale Nine oth
ers of the crew were rescued, one at
etljne, jumping from the bridge Into
JONGRESSMAN MANN IS DEAD
rorrne?epubiican " Floor Leader
StTdden Victim of Pneumonia
Dies in Washington.
wncWnirton. Dec. 1. Representative
lames R. Mann of Illinois died qi its
ome here at 11:15 Thursday, night
Mr, Mann, & member of congress for
with a chill
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Mrs. Cora R. Franz of Jacksonville,
Fla., has just been elected grand
worthy matron at the annual conven
tion of the General Grand Chapter,
Order of the Eastern Star. The office
of grand worthy matron of which one
is elected for each grand chapter is
the highest in the order. The General
grand chapter includes a large num
ber of states, and also Cuba, Porto
Itlco and Hawaii.
MANY MORE REFUGEES
IN THE NEAR EAST
About 1.100.000 Turks and Greeks to
Be Forced Out of Anatolia
Lausanne, Dec. 2. The creation of
1,100,000 more refugees in the Near
East for the United States to feed,
support and transport was suggested
by the League of Nations and agreed
on in principle by the territorial com
mittee of the conference here.
The huge masses of Greek and Turk
civil population In Constantinople, An
atolia and western Thrace "will forc
ibly be moved to their native Jnnds,
according to a plan of Dr. Frldtjof
Nansen, the league's commissioner,
who just has returned from the Near
M. Venizelos lost no time in telling
the conference that the United States
will be expected to revise its immi
gration laws to admit an enormous
quota of Greeks to the country, as
there, is no place for them in Greece.
He also asserted that an appeal
must be made to America to raise
the necessary funds, charter ships,
provide food and clothing for the refu
gees, and install and support them In
their destination until they are made
SEES $100,000,000 SURPLUS
Latest Estimates Show That Threat-
ened $670,000,000 Deficit Will
Be Wiped Out
Washington, Dec. 1. The United
States will have a surplus for the fis
cal year of 1923, according to latest
estimates, Representative Madden,
chairman of the committee of appro
priations, says. The treasury, state
and justice, commerce and labor, navy
and agriculture appropriation bills are
ready for the hous. The threatened
$670,000,000 deficit promises to be
wiped out and supplanted by a surplus
as high as $100,000,000.
GIRL ADMITS MAILING POISON
Miss Anna Lenz of Chilton, Wis., Says
Her Error Slew the Wrong f
Chilton, Wis., Nov. 28. Miss Anna
the poisoned candy which caused 4he
death of Mrs. Frank Schneider,' a
mother of eight children.
She said she had purchased the poi
son for the purpose of sending poi
soned candy to Mrs. Henry Schneider,
a sister-in-law of the dead woman, But
addressed the package by mistake tto
Mrs. Frank Schneider.
MARY MAC SWINEY WINS OOT
Militant Sister of Terence MacSwlrysy
Is Released From the Mount
Dublin, Nov. 28. Miss Mary Mac
Swlney, militant sister of Terence
MacSwiney. lord mayor of Cork, -vho
starved himself to death in prison in
protest against British rule in Ire
land, won her hunger strike against
the Irish Free State government Tie
wasted form of the irreconcilable fem
inine republican was rushed from
Mount Joy prlronf a hospital.
ENTIRE FAMILY BLOTTED OUT
Four Persons Killed on Grade Crossing
at Springfield. III. Snowstorm
Is is Blamed. ,
pringfleia, 111., ov. 28,--Aa enth
family SFftS Mlled here when, in anfyi
mobile Carrying Mr. and Mrs. er&
Wilcox na their two daughters, or
and three years old, was struck by a
nilcnpn and Alton, northbound passen-
' er trciln.
' A snow-firm preventoo. tnem irem
seeing the train. They' resided
Kile south of Springfield
Absolutely Clean Built
And as near Penect as the Best Material and Workmanship Can Make It.
"The Price Is Fair"
Look at our Wire Fence just received. "It is Fully Galvanized.' Price is right
StoD! Look! Learn!
July is the coldest month in
Semaphores were invented by
a Frenchman in 1794.
Women were formerly burned
to death in England for treason.
The motor bus is rapidly sup
planting the ricksha men in Can
Spiders are given as a tonic to
nightingales and larks when
New York boasts of 280 lady
chauffeurs and eighty feminine
A radio slot machine is now
being developed by an eastern
" Textile mills in Austria are
now operating at 70 per cent, of
The largest cheese ever made
would make three .hundred thou
India enjoys a natural, tnonop
ly in the field of jute production
and its manufacture.
A phonograph made from a ci
der barrel at a coat of $11. 75 has
been made by a Chicago man.
The Utah mine at Bingham
Canyon, Utah, is the largest de
veloped body of copper in the
i wnuiB wuxiu.
See our stock of Clothing, Shoes, Ladies Cloaks, Dry Goods and Hosiery.
Chevrolet Motor Cars
The most Perfect Working, Smoothest Running, Light Weight Car, on the
Market. Runs like a boat on smooth water.
"The Height of Perfection in Economical Transportation."
Try one and you will buy it.
Touring $525.00. - - - f. o. b. Factory.
Coupe $680.00. -
DEIKER BUGGIES: "It is the best". Made of the Best Material and Best
Workmanship, it Has to Give Satisfaction.
Roofing: Galvanized and Painted. A car load of Rub
ber Roofing just received, good quality at a Fair Price.
Look at it.
WOODSON LEWIS & SON
The amount of wages lost in
1921 in the state of Pennsylvania
because of accidents was $9,
900,000. The production of ice by arti
ficial methods began in New Or
leans in the closing year of the
During recent years the annual
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United States has been not
from 4 billion cans.
The "slacker" list of the Unit
ed States army is still published
in the Congressional Record in
Washington, D. C.
Motor ship tonnage increased
37 per cent, in the year ending
June 30, while steam tonnage on
ly increased 4 per cent.
Jumbo, the once famous giant
elephant,-reached his full 11
foot height and weight of, six
and one-half tons in twenty-one
The weather prediction fur
nished by the government are 80
per cent, right as demonstrated
by keeping close tao on them for
a long period.
In the French Mediterranean
province all kinds of flowers are
grown in enormoui quantities
solely for the sake of their per
One of the books .of efciqutttt
'printed in the fourteeath ch
tury advised the man of fashion
to wash his hands every day and
fo wash his face "almost as of
ten." Contrary to expectation a per
cent, gain rather than the sea
sonable reduction took place in
New York factory employment
during the month of August.
xu lug cmue gt'uiip Olacvcutjr-
two occupations listed by the
New York census bureau there
are only seven into which the
women of New York City have
not ventured. '
A New York dentist declares
that most members of his pro
fession have trouble with one
foot, owing to their standing or
leaning habitually on the same
foot while at work.
At Mukden the Chinese police
have registered the Russian un
employed and the total reaches
fourteen thousand. The Chinese
authorities propose to open a
number of factories to engage
In the preparation' of a series
of one hundred historic reels
which are being sponsored by
xaie university tne most ex
haustive research is being under
taken in prder that the smallest
details may be correct. Rare
volume and ancient records arc
btisff KtWMci for tilt purpose.
Edward M. Hazel, a motorman
at Owensboro, was instantly kill
ed when a freight train cut his
street car into at a crossing.
Dr. L. L. Solomon, of Louis
ville, has been made Vice Presi
dent of the Ohio Valley Medical
Congressman Ralph Gilbert
wuu. a otiuug okduu iiX Clio Uuuoc
yesterday for the enforcement of
the Volstead Act. '
The annual midwinter meeting
of County School Superintend
ents will be held at Frankforc
beginning December 14th.
Two moonshine stills were
captured and destroyed In Nel
son county a nd several persons
operating them arrested.
Nine masked men made an at
tack on a distillery nine mile3
from Lebanon and carried off a
a large quantity of whisky.
Prohibition Enforcement Offi
cer Paynes asks for an appropri
ation of $9,000,000 in order to
make the law respected.
Senator LaFolIete is to lead the
fight on the Armour deal ok con
solidation of packing interests as
a violation of law.
Dr. Henry Orendorf , aged 83,
died in Lexington. He practiced
Boedicine in Louisville for fifty