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LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
IN GOD'S SERVICE
IS INVESTED HERE
Catholics Have Over a Million, Baptists and Southern Methodists
Next Largest, With. Heavy Investments by Episcopalians New
Chapel to Be Built By Episcopalians Methodists Erect
ing Big School. Baptists a Big Sanatorium Here.
OHURCBES of El Paso bats an in
vestment of W410,4l rn the
servles of God.
Tbls does not Include the tubercu
losis sanatorium of the Southern Bsp
ttt convention now building. This
will add another tSOO.SOO to the valu
ations and the new Central Baptist
church w!U add another tlSO.OO when
finished. It is under construction.
Sowever. the first flam re is over
three times ss znnch as the saloons
orer had Invested In the palmiest
days ef liquor In El Paso.
A surrey of EH Paso, made through
the aid of the pastors of the city,
reveals the investment of IxJlO.m
in the property of churches and al
lied institutions, such as the Salva
tion Army, the T. M. C. A the T. W.
C A.. Rouchen Settlement, Patterson
T "w survey shewed, xr
rorefas; to careful estimates or
nro pastors. That members of
eero eaureaea Is KI Paso awn a
total of TlSffJUO Trortk ef xtree.
rty as laatVMaats la B3 Pass.
The amount spent In charity by the
various churches could not be ar
rived at, as some of them make very
little effort to do charity work of
their own accord, preferring- to per
form this work through the regu
larly organized charity channels.
The Biggest Investments.
It was stated by the rector of St
Patrick's cathedral, as an example,
that It would be Impossible to get at
the figures of this kind for the Cath
olic churches of the dry.
ae largest investment In the
ervtee of God la SI Paso by any
deaoaalaatloa is thst of The Cath
olics. Their property Is vrerth
over a million sedan.
Southern Methodists are second,
with an investment of HfS.OOO in
churches and educational Institutions.
The Epi". oahans are third, with
a total invc rmant of 9250,000, and
they are folio. ved closely by the Bap
tists with j;io,000 invested, exclusive
or rne sanatocam and mo negro and
Mexican mission work. The sane
tortus: was considered worth Sts.000
when presented to the '-rlttl by
the ehasfoer of commerce. OBbsr
property was added and Improve
ments made the first year that
b-ought the value up to IWUM, ac
cording to Dr. H. F. Vermillion, the
superintendent. The sum of $404,600 is
now being spent upon the institution,
with the intention, eventually, of
pending a million. When the pres
ent work is completed, however and
the new Central Baptist church Is
finished, the total value of Baptist
iroperty in El Paso will be more than
HI ft.000 placing the Investments of
this church in the lead of all other
The Investment In negro churches
Catholics Worth Over MtiHoa.
Property of the Catholics in El
Paso is estimated at more than
11.000,000. Over $400,000 has been
pent :n El Paso since the right Rev.
bishop A. jr. Schiller came to El Paso
as bishop. The cathedral alone cost
The church property includes, be
sides the cathedral, the homo of the
bishop, opposite the cathedral: the
home of the priests next door to the
cathedral: the Church of Immaculate
Conception. Florence and Myrtle:
rhurch of the Guardian Angel, Frutas
street: Holy Family chapel on West
Missouri street; St. Ignatius church
on East Third street; St. Joseph's at
the smelter: St. Joseph's chapel at
TOO North El Paso street: St. Joseph's
church Hueco and Travis streets, and
the church and Jesuit Fathers' Com
munity house on South Oregon street.
In addition to these, the church
maintains St. Mary's and St. Joseph's
schools and another In Bast El Paso
for the Guardian Angel parish.
The Knights of Columbus also own
a handsome three -story house on
Myrtle avenue and Hotel Dieu. the
A TOTAL, of IXSI-C0 had been col
lected up to noon Saturday for
the Christmas fund of the boys
and girls is the Salvation Army Home
for Women and Children (The Rescue
Home) and funds were still coming in.
Miss Ethel Brown added another
$92 during the day Friday, through!
her efforts among friends, also some 1 w-
candy and a donation of printing for
These Utile boys and girls will
have no Christmas except that pro
vided In these contributions. Many
ot them need new clothing at this
time of the year. It is the policy of
the Home to provide the children with
food and lodging from its general
fund, but parents are supposed to
furnish clothing. Many are unable
to do this and the money must be
raised elsewhere. There is a plane
tor every penny of this fund, and all
that is net needed for the Christmas
festivities win go to make the chil
Following are the contributions
since yesterday: '
Previously acknowledged 1M0.00
Christmas Fund For CMdren
CUP this coupon sad send it to The HexiW, with yer dsetk far tie ChzUt
mas fund tar the boys sad girls is tse SaWttJem Army Horse for Woraea
and Chtkiren ("Kescae Home") at 1 Paso. The EeraK w31 see that tne
money is spent for Chriatmie cheer for tbese HttVs asee.
AH contributions win be acknowledged ia The Herald.
The President-Elect So
BT MAJU II
largest hospital In the west, occupy
ing a block of ground. Is Catholic
Methodists Are 'VTeslUy.
Southern Methodists of El Paso
rank second in the amount of property
According to careful estimates, the
property of the Southern Methodist
church in El Paso la -worth SH5.000.
exclusive of its negro church.
The biggest investment the South
ern Methodists have is the Patterson
institute. The original btrHding. do-'
nated by the late Mrs. Lydb. (Millard)
Patterson, is worth 310-000 and an ad
dition is now building that is costing
$140.00. including site. This Is an in
dustrial School for Mexican boys and
The next ours: est investment Is the
property or Trinity CBurcn, worm
$10.000. according to Ira J. Ayerj, of
the official board. This includes the
church and on parsonage adjoining.
at Mesa and Boulevard, the rasters
residence in the 2500 block on Mon
tana street and a vacant lot for the
possible future erection of a new
Effle aldington School for girls, at
1215 East 8an Antonio street, is placed
Asbury Methodist church In Alts
Vista Is given a value of $50.00.
The Mexican Methodist church is
estimated as valued at $31,000.
Highland Park M. E- church is es
timated as worth 118.00.
The Seat El Paso church Is esti
mated as worth $5000.
New Bpiaeopal Church.
St- Clement's Episcopal church has
invested in property or property val
ues In ESI Paso a total of S&ObOOO.
The contributions of its members
per year are about $25,000.
Local charity Is done through Indi
vidual members of the church contrib
uting' to anything they wish to sup
port. The church has a contingent
fund for its rector s charity' uses In
At present the congregation has but
one church and a pariah bouse, at the
corner of Florence and Montana
streets, but It owns property on the
earner of Elm and Wheeling and will ;
shortly after the first of the newyear
begin the erection of the first of Ks ,
chapels, to be known as Saint Alban's 1
on tse mix.
Hev. Fuller Swift la the rector in
Charge or tn. parish.
ifastssta Are weattftT,
Baalists ef Kl Paso own a total of
$185,000 worth of property, exclusive
of the Mexican cherch and school and
of the eanatbrram for tnsterenlosis
now betas: built la El Paso; aor dees
this include the old Country eluh.
Dougnt tor HMn tor soldiers- wel
fare work. This building would bring
the total up to $110,000, exclusive of
tea sanatorium ana the missions ana
The churches spent a total of $7i.
1(240 during the year, of which about
324.214 was for mhndons.
The First enuree. snent alone last
year 511.077, of which $10,000 was for
missions ana Benevolent purposes.
The uropei t. of the First church is
appraised at 1100,000.
The church has lust adocted
budget for the current year of 320,000
ior tne loeai smnon nr -rne cfmrrn.
Probably an equal amount will be
grren to missions.
iroiMSng 2f ew enures
The Central Baptist church, now
building a new church Sunday school
room at the corner of Montana and
Virginia streets, values Its property at
9U.OBO ana aw congregation raised
and spent 527,041 during the year.
prooaeiy a third or it for missions.
The enurcn is now bnlmlnxr a
new house, which vrlll cost when
complete sisojeoe and will be the
most handsome church building in
The value of church property of
Highland Park Baptist church, main
building, is $15,000 and ef its mission
$1000. The total expenditures for the
year were $4007.45. of which $1724 was
The value of the church property of
government run xsapust enured is
HCeee. The total expenditures were
Goatiiiued on page 8, column 1.)
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A MONTH n TEX.. 2f. M
HEX.: ELSEWHERE. Sl.SS.
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler
Also Received By President-Elect
HEARS ADVICE ON
World Peace And Choice
Of Cabinet Discussed
11 jfARION. Ohio, Dec. 18. In another
If J, set of conferences today, president-elect
Hardlne heard advice
on tne two suojecxs wmcn ior tne
present bulk largest in his mind, the
choice of a cabinet and the formula
tion or a plan for world peace.
On the nroooaal for an association
of nations, which has taken more
definite form as a result of his con
sultations here, he again conferred
with senator James A- Reed, of Mis
souri, a Democrat, who took a lead
ing part In the fight of senate Irrec-
oncuaDies against tne versauiei
Another on the president's appoint
ment list was Dr. Nicholas Murray
Butler, of New York, a student of in
ternational law and an advocate of
ratification of the Versailles treaty
Harry M. Daugherty. nre-coaven
tlon manager for Harding and since
tne fjnieage convention one oz ais
closest' advisers, and senator Harry S.
New, of Indians, In charge of the Re
publican speakers bureau during the
campaign, were caiiers wnose corner
enees were understood to concern cab
Besides Reed and wnilara Jennings
Bryan. Harding also took into
his confidence James W. Gerard and
asked his advice and aid in fashion
lag a program Mama which the na
tions can unite.
Mr. Bryan, taktnc- the lead In ax-
pressing gratification at the day's
developments, declared his faith in
Mr. Harding as an honest and cossd-
tloos public- servant whom
whole people would trust.
The former secretary of state an
nounced that he had fouad himself in
agreement with the president-elect on
-Tunosmeaxaur- and aoaea that no
took a noperui tbht of toe osnfer
eacea here to evolve a Bhux.for world
Mr. Gerard, former American am
bassador to Germany and during the
last campaign actively connected
wua the panioc ratio -taHoaal eoat-B-dttaa.
lotned with Mr. Bma in ex-
preasing sitinfastkia at the Mope ef
the aaaoeiation of nsrioas oonfsreaee.
eTenater Weed reserved Judgment of
tab outrkM of an association laid be
fore him by the prealdeint-eleet. but
oecmreu nnnseit omigntea tnat eae
so Irreconcilably opposed to the Ver
sailles covenant and to foreign en
tanglements generally should, have
beea invited to Mr. Harding's table.
None of them would discuss la Je
tail the subjects touched on in their
talks with the president-elect, but It
became known that something more
than a scattered collection of sub
jects was eff end for their scrutiny.
It Is understood that, although Mr.
Harding's plan stHl fs far from osm
plete. his talk with leading men has
grren him the basis of a scheme of
world cooperation which he is hopeful
will be practicable and acceptable to
Ia his talks Mr. Harding Is under
stood to have declared a particular
desire that in the end the proposal
should have no tinge of partisanship.
After his conferences with Mr.
Bryan, the president-elect accompa
nied his guest to a meeting of the
laymen of the Marlon Presbyterian
church and delivered from a flag
draped pulpit a short sermon on the
needs for a national reeonsecration
to xae religious tenets of the fathers
He declared that In tfc kmuhi
world tumult and In the search for a
way to end war, no element was as
much needed as a deepseated -religions
Disabled Vessel Leaking Bad
ly Following Storm; Steam
er Standing By.
New Tork. Dec. IS. The American
schooner Jane Palmer, Newport News
to Buenos Aires, la in distress about
500 miles east of Cape Hatteraa, ac
cording to a wireless dispatch re
ceived here today. The dispatch was
sent by the steamer Co tat! which re
ported she was standing by to lend
any needed assistance. A heavy
storm waa raging and the disabled
steamer was leaking badly, the mes
Montreal. Quebec Can. Dte. in.
Listing BO hadlv that her bateb
oombtngs were awash, the steamer
cmeago aty this mornrag sent out a
can ior lmraeoiaoe assistance. sa
reported her eoaition as off the Now.
foundland banks. 1000 miles esst of
Halifax- Her cargo has shifted.
IMspateh Boat Loot.
Paris. France. Dec 18. The French
dispatch boat Bex-La-Dae ran aground
near Cape Doro. aad It is believed 20
members of her crew were drowned.
Seventy others were saved although
the ship was lost.
Here's A Chance To
See The "Y" Circus
BOTS and girls, yen will have to
hurry If you want to see the
swimming match between two
pretty girls at the Jazz County
Fair, December 27 and 28, at the
local Y." Ton can see the entire
show by securing one new, one
month subscription for The El
Procure the subscription today
and deliver it to H. H. Fria. circu
lation manager of The El Paso
EL PASO. TEXAS. SATURDAY
TO COERCE LEAGUE
QENEVA, Swkzerk3, Oec 18. (By tie Atsodaied Pr-ss.) The
first auHfiUy ef ike league of nations, which has been in session
here stace Nereaber 15, adjourned its sessions at 6:30 odock tint
- EXEVA. Swlta, Doc 11-fBy The
VJ Associated Press), Charges by A.
J. Balfour, British number ef the
council of the league of nations, that
attempts were being made In
bly circles to coerce the council oa
the question of mandates featured
spirited debate In the assembly of the
.sague here this forenoor
The assembly eventually adopted
the resort of Its mandate comsaittae.
wmcn oeciarea tne council mu
adoDted such a poller rearardins: man
dates that there was no opportunity
to discuss them publicly before they
went into torce. xne report also ue
dared against the recruiting of sol
diers by mandatory nations in terri
tories they were administering and
against the exploitation of the natural
resources of such territories for the
benefit of the mandatory powers.
The attack upon the council was
led by lord Robert Cecil, wbo criti
cised the council's refusal to com
municate to the assembly the text ef
the various mandates for the admin
istration of former German colonies.
New States la League,
Certain questions affecting interna
tional relations coming within the
jurisdiction of the league of nations
have been reserved by China for a
more opportune occasion for bringing
them to the attention of the council
or assembly of the league. Dr. Well
ington Koo. Chinese delegate, de
clared at this morning's session of the
Representatives of Austria. Bul
garia, Luxemburg. Albania, Costa
Rica and Finland, which have been
made members of the league, had
seats in today's meeting, but did not
participate in the proceedings. It was
Impossible to secure the proper cre
dentials in the short time which has
Intervened since these nations were
The formal sbrnimr of the Protocol
by the representatives of a number of
ns!!? accepting jurisaiction oi tne
International court, waa planned to
be held at headquarters of the league
secretariat this afternoon.
The general conclusions of the man
date committee's report, which was
swatted with much interest, were that
the eoundl of the league had adopts
such a nollcy resrerdlng manrtatea
that there was no opportunity to dis
tfaem publicly before they ent
tnto force: that the mandatory aa-
tfaf.- elWiis-i not recmit aoJUera In
tanitorles confided to them, nor
LIEUT. PAT O'BRIEN, FAMED
FLYING ACE AND SOLDIER OF
Dec 18. A
Pat O'Brien, ace of the royal fly
ing corps in the world war. found
dead last night in a down town hotel,
had committed suicide, was filed to
day by police detectives, who investi
gated the case.
It was stated at the detective bu
reau that there probably would not
be an Inquest. Lieut. O'Brien was
found with a bullet wound in his
forehead and an army pistol at his
siae.- rouce saia ne naa irieu ana
Arrange For Funeral
Of "Flapjack" Jones
Famous Figure of West
LOS ANGELES. Calif.. Dec. 18.
Funeral arrangements were
being made today for John C.
(Flapjack) Jones, famous figure of
the early west, who died here yes
terday, aged 75. He was -called
"Flapjack" because, while he was
six feet four inches tall, he
weighed only 100 pounds. -
He waa born In Maine. When 1
years old he Joined the federsl
army and fought through the Civil
war. Then be went to Butte,
Mont, where, as a stage driver, he
allied himself with the west.
CASTLE HEIGHTS PARK IS TIED
INTO MANHATTAN'S NEW SCHOOL
BY PURCHASE OF MORE GROUND
CASTLE HEIGHTS PARK, often ve
to as Memorial Park, was tied
into the Manhattan Heights school
""W oy tne purchase of block II.
with the exception of seven lots, in
Manhattan Heights, between the park
and the aehool property.
The deal was made for the owners
oy uavai Sherman, wbo delivered
title to the block, minus seven lots,
which private owners would not sell
tais time, ror the sum of 821.000.
This was the only property lying
witccu ine new para ana tne school
property and by acquiring it, the city
can close Wheeling street, between
Luna and Park, and make one solid
piece of property of the park and the
To Make It A High School,
It is understood to be the plan
eventually to make the Manhattan
Heights school a high school for the
eastern ena of tne city, with an ath
letic field on the property Jnat ac
quired, the whole forming a oart
of the first of the suburban parks
which the city Is planning to build
for the recreational enjoyment of
The lots to which the city could not
secure title lie in the southwest cor
ner of the block and comprise a piece
of ground 175x130 feet The also of
the block, with the exception of this
property, is 012x200 feet.
The plot is bounded by Wheeling
street on the aorta. Luna street on
the west. Federal street on the south
and Park street oa the east, and Is
the third to be acquired additional to
the original Castle Heights psrk. The
area of the entire psrk plot is now
about 38 acres.
Improvements under way.
The block purc'tased Friday win
EVENING. DECEMBER 18.
proof from their trust la exploiting
for their own benefit, the natural re
sources of those territories.
Wants Woman Member.
Lord Robert Cecil, tn presenting the
report, suggested that at least one
woman should be appelated a member
of the mandate csnmusstea sines tnat
body will have much to do regarding
wocaea ana cattarea ra manoatea ter
ritories. Lord Robert took the council
sharply to task, first for its lack ot
energy aadT clear atatoeouiess la deal
lag with aatleas that had been given
mandates; second, for the secrecy
practiced by the council regarding the
terms of the mends tea they had re
ceived. The committee's report called the
attention of the assembly, to the eoun
dl s rerusai to communicate tnese
mandates to the assembly, and sug
gested the situation should receive
attention from the committee ap-
nolnted to study amendments to the
Mttauit ef the lesurae with a view to
clarifying the relations between the
council and the assembly.-
The council of the 1 warms of nnUena
officially approved the draft of the
mtasstM for the former German col
onies, submitted for approval oy ew
Zealand. Australia. tsnKiano. tne
tTnlae of South Africa 'and Janan.
The island of Samoa waa officially
allotted to New Zealand. New Guinea
and other Islands south of the equator
were allotted to Australia, ana nauru.
or Pleasant Island. In the Pacific a
short distance south of the equator
and Just within the old German
sobers of influence, to England. Ger
man Southwest Africa was allotted to
the union of south Africa ana tne
Pacific islands north or tne equator
were given to Japan.
Tinder the provisions of the man
dates the supplying of intoxicating
spirits or beverages to natives shall
be prohibited aad likewise military
training of natives, unless for police
purposes or the defence of territory,
is not to be allowed. No military or
naval losses are to Do permitted on
HAKING NAMED LEAGUE HIGH
COMfvflSSIONER AT DANZfG
Geneva. Switserl&ad. Dee. 1J-
Brig. Gen. sir Bta(rd a B. BiUag.
vho ham Mt-vtttl udr tlM -evftaaim-.
t ration of sir ReslnsJd Tower at Daa-
zitr. was d bo in ted perauuieBt hirh
commissioner at Danzig by the leatrae
of nations council.
ENDS OWN UFE
failed to effect a reconciliation with
his wife, a motion picture actress.
Detectives said O'Brien came here
from Oakland yesterday aad went to
the hotel where his wife had a room.
He took another ream aad telephoned
to her, according ta the report. Mrs.
O'Brien. It was declared, replied she
was too ill to see Mas. A few min
utes later attendants heard a shot
fired. O'Brien waa found dead.
Leaves Vote for Wife.
A note In O'Brien's handwriting
was fouad ia the room addressed to
his wife. It follows:
"Only a coward, would do what I
am doing, but I guess I am one. With
all my war record. I -m Just like
the rest of the people in this world
a little bit of day. And to you. my
sweet little wife I go thinking of
you. And my dear, aweet mother,
my sisters and brothers.
"And may the juat God that an
swered my prayers in those days that
aocoi. in roaiug my escape irora
Germany once more answer them
ana onng trouoie. sicaness. disgrace,
and more bad luck than anv one else
in this world has ever had. and curse
forever that awful woman that has
broken up my home and taken yon
from me; the woman that stood in
my home and gave (several words
blurred). She caused tbls life of
mine, tnat just a few moments ago
was nappy, to go on tnat sweet ad
venture of death.
Farewell to World.
"Please send what you find back
to my aear mother la Momeace. 111.
"o the five armies I have served
(Continued oa page 4. column 4.)
be included in the Improvement pro
gram now being carried out ia the
park, mayor Davis said. A system of
winning roaaways is well started,
while a net-work of water pipes is
now being laid to carry out an irriga
tion scheme which the mayor hopes
win maae tne parx aosonc the most
Deaunrui in tne soutaweat-
Further plans of the city, mayor
Davis said. Includes the extension of
Federal street from Manhattan
Heights through the park in Rich
mond Terrace. At the present time,
a detour of nearly a mile Is neces
esry to go from one to the other, al
though they are adjoining. Exten
sion ot Federal street will shorten
the distance to one-fifth.
The Texan." Tom Mix.
"The Branded Woman," Norma
"Pacemakers." musical comedy
"The Fighting Chance."
The White Clrcle."
The Son of Tarzan."
(Read amusement ads on page 20.
Mighty Good All Around American Game
CARRIER DELTA ERT. II A MONTH.
8INQLE COPIES. S CENTS.
GIRL WITH GUN
ON NIGHT DUTY
AS RIOT GUARD
"Thought She Might Be
Needed In Kansas Race
Clash, She Says.
Negro Accused As Slayer
Is Rushed rrom Inde
INDEPENDENCE, Kan. Dec. 18.
Two companies of state guardsmen
and a machine gun unit arrived
here early today from Lawrence, and
took charge of Independence.
Shortly after 6 oclock this morning.
Noble Green, negro, whose arrest two
days ago as the slayer of a white
merchant caused threats of lynching
and brought about a race clash, was
taken from the dty Jail aqd rushed
form town in sn automobile.
Green was ia custody of officers
from Nowata. Kansas. A murder
charge has been filed against Green.
- All last niaht civilian tcuards. many
ot them former soldiers, patrolled the
town. On one of the prominent cor
ners was stationed Miss Leonora Wat
son, of Parsons. Kansas, who carried
a revolver and stayed at her poet
throughout the night
T Just came over to help oat," was
vies Watson's explanation of how she
happened to be on guard duty. "I
heard about the trouble aad thought
I might be needed."
It was the killing of E. R. Wharton
and the subsequent arrest of Green
by a posse that brought the racial
feeling to a climax and precipitated
A tease situation prevailed with
the town under patrol by more than
$00 armed home guardsmen. Ameri
can legion- members and oittsens,
sworn in as deputy sheriffs.
All persons without special permits
were ordered off the streets after (
p. m. by proclamation of the mayor.
Business houses, dance halls and
theaters were closed aad public gath
erlasa were forblddoi,
Officials pais siMsrihnnalTni thjaa. Tin
attempt to storm, tin Jan anjl Maia
Green, who waa peattiy-Identified
today by Ralph Mitchell aa the man
ho saw run from Wharton's store
after shooting Waartea aad looting
the cash register.
Boy Shot AeeidentsUy.
It appeared that an outbreak was
imminent when word came or the
wounding of Onus Small. I? year aid
white youth, by aaother white bay.
An excited crowd gathered about the
city hall aad Jail, but dispersed when
It waa announced the youth waa shot
The Jail in which Green waa held
was surrounded by armed civilian
guards, a coroner's Inquest was held
behind closed doors to mveatsgata the
rioting. The finding waa not an
nounced. The funeral of Wharton waa held
late In the day and served to stir
comment from 'white dtisenSK who
congregated oa every street corner.
Negroes were seen here and there
on the streets, but they were not
molested. Two negroes were arrested
by civfltan guards and held for al
leged incendiary remarks. News
papers printed an appeal from the
widow of Wharton to aU'eitisens to
abstain from mob violence.
Nicaraguan Coffee King
Dies Suddenly On Estate
Mamma Nicaraama- Dec 18. Jose
Esteban Gonzales. coaUUon candidate
for the presidency of the republic
died suddenly todsy In his coffee
estate "La Pain-. era." Senor rieczalex
who was known as the Nicaraguan
coffee king, was well known in busi
ness circles in New York-
OF PLANS TO
PAY WAR DEBT
Desire to -Settle Reparation
Claims With Goods
Brussels. Beldam. Dee. 18. By the
Associated Press). German delegates
to the second financial conference, in
session ber-e, elaborated today their
plans for paying: reparations with
roods and materials. The allied rep
resentatives were prepared when this
morning's session opened to tell the
Germans what features of the plan
seemed acceptable and what must be
Only one session of the conference
waa held today, as the British and
French delegates were as iced by their
associates to nave im.iv.4nai conver
se t pons with various German experts.
j ne oerman pian. as nas oeen out
lined, would provide for a snnervlslnc:
organisation to arrange for countries
that mere awarded reparations to
order building material and other
goods directly rrom manufacturers,
wbo would be naid br the German
government from a reparations fund.
this runa would oe created by an
nnal appropriations by the .Berlin
government, or else the allies orders
would be filled under a system of
credits arranged bv Oermanv with
ner industrial groups.
Gives German View Of
Wallace Dinner Incident1
Paris. France. Dec IS. WilhAlm
Mayer von Kanfbetiren. German' am
bassador, gave his version of the In
cident at an official dinner given to
the diplomatic corps by Raoul Peret.
n resident of the chamb-ar of oiaMtl-as.
when Hugh C Wallace, American am
oasaaoor. aecuned to meet the Ger
Heir Mayor explained that he re
quested before the dinner that be be
introduced to Mr. Wallace. Having a
seat reserved at a table at the left of
Mrs. Wallace, he thought custom de
manded that he be introduced to bar i
be said. I
ico, fair, wanner;
BANDITS ROB TWO,
GET $ 1 0,000 JEWELS;
Gotham Roused Orer Botdoess of Crifiiirials; Citizens Take
Measure to Hah Avalanche of Looting and Holdups; Clerb
in Business Houses Keep Arms Handy Detectives
Patrol Streets of City in Automobile Squads.
MEW YORK. Dec 18. While the police department vraj annormcing
atkntioa oi two reoraamzatioo stept to block New York's crime wave.
bandits beld on two lewelen aenaeri m Brooklyn today, sb
$10,000 worth of gems and a $2000 payroll.
The latest crime was the holdup inO
tne atronx ot ijari iTeoerman. x, an
automobile salesman, who was shot
and seriously wounded.
Two robbers attacked aa employe
ef a Manhattan firm In a factory loft
in Long Island city and escaped with
8S00, the company's payroll.
Mayor Hylan appealed .to the citi
zens of the city to cooperate in aid
ing the police.
The executive committee of the
Merchants association of New Tork
called a meeting for Monday after
noon to consider what maaanree can
be taken for the better protection of
life and property ia New York- city.
Twelve organizations ef the Jewelry
trade, meeting under the auspices of
the Jewelers' vigilance committee, of
fered a reward of 121. 000 for the ar
rest and conviction of the murderer of
Edwin W. Andrews, a Fifth avenue
Jeweler, who waa shot to death ia his
office by bandits who escaped with
8100.000 worth of Jewels.
A flying squadron of Ed experienced
detectives equipped with automobiles,
wsa seat ont today by police com
missioner Richard E- Enright to aid
in combatting the crime wave
Hundreds of stores displayed fire
arms within each reach of salesmen
and la plain view of customers.
Last night two men stopped a taxi
cab in Central Park In which Mrs.
Thomas W. Edgar, wife of a physi
cian, waa riding, removed her gloves,
searched her stockings, took from
her fingers two diamond rings, ord
ered her out of the cab and directed
the driver to take them away.
Chicago. 111. Dec 18. Squads ot
detectives with orders to "shoot to
kill" roamed through the city fol
lowing "tips" which the police be
lieved might lead to the arrest of
companions ot Thomas Heavey. who
was killed after he and pne or more
accomplices held up a drug store on
the busiest corner of the business
Heavey waa kuiea in a ngnt witn
'ireeman wnem ne aisw.
persons were under arrest in
rm with the holdno. They
included a girl believed to have been
The shooting which took place out
side the drug store at Clark aad Ran
dolph streets probably drew more re
porters than any spontaneous news I
AND SCORE PERISH
IN 2 EARTHQUAKES
Naval Commaader. Two Daughters. Officers aad Sailors Lost
When LaocUide Follows Terrific Earth Shock; Tidal Wave
Sweeps Island and Hospital Dkappears; Heavy Lose
of Life and Property is Argeatma Tremor.
DOME, ft-dy, Dec 18. Hew earthquake shocks have comktcd the k
sirtHiot. of the Afrasian village of Tapeieni, 32 miles sortheait of
Aviona. acco-tdmg to reports from BriiKfisi. Twenty-two persons are known
to have lost their lives. Exact details of the sifesmtioa have not been learned.
owing to interruption of communlca-S
tions between Aviona, and, the
Serious earthquakes took place In
the Tepeleni district this month, an
area of 40 square miles being shaken
and many villages reduced to ruins.
Advices state that naval commander
Pagliaro. his two daughters. 17
sailors and two noncommissioned of
ficers lost their Uvea on the island
of Saseno, at the entrance of the bay
of Aviona. when the latest earth
quake took place.
The tremor was accompanied by a
tidal wave, and landslides buried the
PAY UP AUTO
Seven thousand automobtllsts In El
Paso win face prosecution in the
county court on Jan. 1 if they do not
pay their 1920 licenses by December
County tax collector W. Del Richey
made the announcement Saturday (hat
the laws of the" state make it compul
sory for him to report ail automobil
ists wbo have not paid their new li
cense fee by the first of January and
the county attorney must prosecute
"My office cannot take care of all
the automobile owners of El Paso on
the last day or two." said Mr. Richey.
"and I hope the owners of cars in El
Paso will come tn immediately and
make their payments. We have no
discretion in the matter of prosecut
ing the delinquents. The law says
they must be arrested for operating :
a car without a license Immediately I
after the first of the year if they ;
have not paid.'" i
Battle Of The
Saint Mihiel Salient
COME dka aobon of vbat the opeaiBg phase of the first great Ameri
can offensive in the World War sounded like and looked Eke five
m3es from the German trenches mxf be had from today's instahaent of
the "Orerea Notebook" on the editorial page. The greatest concen
tration of artillery fire k the world's history. 1,000,000 rounds in four
boars; the Genu prisoners; the wounded.
The 90th xt vision sustained more than half of all the casaaltau suit lined
by the Amerksm forces in that battle, though eight other American divisions
were in the front bnes.
XI Paso, fair; west Texas, cloudy, colder; Her Mex
Ariioaa, fair, wanner.
PAGES, 4 SECTIONS. TODAY.
Bomb Explosions in
New York Attributed
To Labor Troubles
CHICAGO, HI-, Dc IS. Bomb ex
plosions dainagiaf two north
side apsxtment on tiding sad
sent scores of people scurrying:
from their flats at midnlarht last
nla-ht, were attributed by the po
lice Jto labor troubles. No one was
Injured. The landlord said he re
cently had discharged a union
Janitor and employed an non-union
story in history. The Associated
Press offices, the City News bureau
and the Press Club of Chicago al1
are In the same balldlns; with th
drns; store. The first shot hardly had
been fired before at least a hundred
reporters were on the scene.
John NotsJc killed Mrs. Mary Kol
man, who was soon to become hi
bride, after an arsjnment. and there
were numerous minor robberies.
Mttwantee Jewel Bvhbery.
lUlwankee. Wis.. Dec. 18- Within
view of hundreds of persons on down -town
streets, a lone bandit held p
the wholesale Jewelry store of Phillip
CnMsman, forcing; the Jeweler ta re
move Ms cloth inc. which the holdup
took, together with S300 In cash and
Jewelry rained at $1S4.
The holdup closed a day featured
by several crimes among which wai
the sinasTins; of a- bank messenger
who waa carrytnr J W0 in a walict
The messjenarer clone; te the wall-:
and his assailant Oed.
Six armed bandits- held np a freight
train on the Chicago. Milwaukee and
Si. Paul railroad near Ehn Grove. ar-I
looted a. freartht car of valuable mr-chats-a,
hsunlf ng the plunder awa?
In a knotor truck.
SSee Jtobbery ttt Tnsma.
Tuna. Aria.. Dec 18. Search -ra
beinc made by officials here for a
nasjTo who yesterday robbed a Jap
anese restanrant and pool room
$M and escaped.
house in which the commtsder lived
It is said the hospital on the islarj
of Saseno has disappeared.
Argentina Tewm Destroyed.
Buenos Aires, Argentine. Dec 1
Eight persons were killed and mc
than JfO Injured by an earthquake i
the village of La Valle, province '
Mendoxa. The village was destroy-.--
La Valle apparently waa the ren'-'
of the disturbance. The houses of u
village collapsed and a number '
crevices were opened In the street--through
which hot water is gush'rf;
Dallas. Tex.. Dec. 18- Trustees
Magnolia Petroleum company at
meeting here today ordered paid on
December 28 the 160.000,000 anthonxeu
capital stock increases, heretofore un
issued, to the stockholders of the eon--pany
at a 100 percent stock divide:. '
Aicohoi worth mm
Stolen From Freight Car
Council Bluffs, I. Dec. 18. Setf,
barrels of alcohol valued at 534,5"
Sere stolen from a freight car of
ncago. Burlington and Quiney ira-i
here last night, it waa teamed on tn
trainss' arrival from Kansas Ot;
Five of the barrels were r-coverei
near here, but two of them wit con
tents estimated to be worth J2t,ssM
still are missing. One man. alread'
under indictment for an ai:eg-j
freight car theft, was .arrested i-
con sect ion with the