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.VOL. II. UO. 214
NEGRO IS
POWERS TRY TO PREVENT GRECO-TURK WAR
GEORGIA
FROM SHERIFF AFTER RE
13 SENTENCED TO BE HUNG
Was Convicted of Murder
of 12-Year-Old White
Girl
HECONFESW CRIME
Went to Death Calmly
Smoking Cigarette
to the Last
(By Aaaoclatrd Pwm)
Moultrie, Ga., June 18. John
. Henry Williams, negro slawer of
; Lorena- Wilkes, twelve-year-old
J white girl, was burned at the
stake today by a mob after he had
been Convicted pf first degree
murder- and sentenced 'to' be
hanged July 8.
The prisoner was taken from
the officers as he was being es
corted from the court room and
was rushed to the scene of his
crime where he was tied to the
b. sturan, pf , tr. . ; - .
Williams calmly smoked a ciga
rette as the match was applied to
the fuel around him, and he made
but little outcry as the flames
slowly burned him to death. It
was reported that he made a
full confession.
The mob quietly disappeared
after the lynching and thus far
no arrests have been made.
Williams, who at his trial denied his
guilt, is alleged to have made a full
and detailed confession to members
of the mob, even telling how the girl
begged him to spare her life.
Told How He Murdered Girl
It was when he saw the girl pass
his house on her way to a store at
Autryville, Ga., that he planned the
crime he is said to have declared.
He cut her throat with a knife and
then, dragged her body into a shal
low pond and weighted it down with
watersoaked logs, according to his
alleged confession.-
The negro waded out ln the pond
and showed mob members where he
had hid the body He appeared! it tie
disturbed. The mob stood quietly on
the banks of the pond and listened to
his tory.
SARLES WINS BIG AUTO
(By Aaaoclated Preaa)
Uniontown, Penn., June 18. Ros
coe Sarles won the 225 miles Univer
sal Trophy automobile race here to
day, crossing the finish line three
quarters of a lap in front of Eddie
Hearne. Close behind was Eddie Mil
ler, who captured third place. Sarles
led the field most of the way. His
time was 2:18 and Mearnes 2:18;57.
The time of Mille rwas 2:20;52.
Sarles averaged 97.75 miles an
an hour; Harne 97.25 and Miller 96.
PRESIDENT-ANDMr1ThARDING
SPEND WrEEK-END ON YACHT
(By Aaaorlated Prraa)
Washington, June 18. President
and Mrs. Harding left here late today
aboard the yacht Mayflower for a
week-end cruise on the Potomac in
company with several guests.
' The party which is not expected to
land at any point wi'l return Mon
."" 'day morning.
j "LEFTY" WORKMAN SOLD
- Tampa, June 18. Basil "Lef ty"
Workman, of the Tampa State League
club has been sold to the LaGrange
club of the Georgia League it was an
nounced tonight- by officials of the
club. i I
I
BERGDOLL'S SUBSTITUTE
DIED A HERO IN FAMOUS
FIGHT IN ARGONE WOOD
Br Adnoclated Preaa)
Philadelphia, June 18. The
man who took Grover C. Berg
doll's place when the convicted
draft evader, now a fugitive from
justice in Germany, failed to ans
wer the call, died a hero in the
Argonne forest, after being cited
by the commanding general of his
brigade for bravery in action in
one of the most noteworthy bat
tles of the world war. He was
Russell C. Cross, of this city, a
private in Company E., 328th In
fantry, who was killed by bullets
from a machine gun nest which
later was captured by Company
G., of the same infantry, headed
by Corporal Alvin C. York, of
Tennessee.
This was revealed tonight to
Overbrook Post of the American
Legion after an investigation.
IS BEING MADE FOR
MAN WHO USED KNIFE
Actual Wielder of Blade
Being Sought All
Over Country
( Bj Aaaovlnted Preaa)
Cleveland. June 18. A search that
may reach across the country has
been started for the Vittorio Pisscilli
of Cleveland, indicted with Salvatore
Cala, of Cleveland, by the county
grand jury today for first degree mur
der of Daniel F. Kaber in his Lake-
wood home nearly two years ago.
Cala was arrested near Buffalo,
N. Y., yesterday and is being held
there awaiting extradition.
Today's niiTictments followed pre
sentation to the grand jury by Coun
ty Prosecutor Stanton and Detective
Phil Mooney of a signed confession
obtained from Cala in Buffalo last
night, and other evidence gathered
by Mooney.
The indictment of the two men
placed the number now charged with
first degree murder of Kaber at six.
The other four being Mrs. Eva Ca
therine Kaber, widow of the slain man,
Miss Marian McArdle, daughter of
Mrs. Kaber and Mrs. Mary Brickell,
mother of Mrs. Kaber. and Ermenia
Colavito, mid-wife and alleged poi
soner. Emphatic denial to parts of Cala's
confession were made today by Miss
McArdle and Mrs. Colavito.
Mrs. Kaber said she was not in
terested in Cala's confesion and had
no comment t bmake. She did ay she
was glad Cola was arrested and that
the truth would come out in her com
ing trial.
Miss McArdle said she had seen
Cala but once.
"I only met this man once," she
said. "I did so then because I was
afraid Mrs. Colavito might do me
bodily harm if I did not see him
when she requested."
TWO KILLED WHEN ARMY
BUS TURNS TURTLE
'.Br aaaoclated Preaa
Fayettville, N. C, June 18. Mrs.
Leon McGinnif, wife of an army ser
geant and Private James Howell, of
Gainesville, Ga., were killed at Camp
Bragg this afternoon when an army
bus turned turtle. The woman! home
address is not known, but she la said
to be from North Carolina.
A
MAN
r
PALATKA, FLORIDA,
BUR
HE HAVE SAY IN
NAMINGJEFEREE
Will Call Fight off if
He is Not Given,
a Say
WILLING tOrAW ONE
And Accept New Jersey
Man Who Has No
Prejudices
(By Aaaoclated PrtMl
Atlantic City. N. J., June 18. Jack
Kearns, manager for Jack Dempsey,
tonight threatened to call off the
ihampionship match with Georges
Carpentier at Jersey, City, July 2,
rather than submit to the direction of
the New Jersey boxing commission
over the referee situation.
Kearns declared he had no objec
tion to the selection of the referee
hodling a New Jersey license, but
that he would insist on having a voice
in the selection.
"I will absolutely refuso to ldt
Dempsey box if they insist on nam
ing the referee." Kearns declared.
Members of the New Jersey com
mission . arrived- heretonighf osten
sibly to witness some boxing bouts,
but it is probable they will have a
conference with Kearns, Robert Ed
gren, arbiter of all disputes involv
ing the two bpxers and Tax Rickard,
the promoter.
Commissioner Lyons said a Jer
sey man would referee or there
would be no fight.
"If the Jersey people insist on a
Jersey referee it is all right with
me" Kearns said. "I am willing to
take any Jersey referee, but I am
not going to be dictated to as to
which one it will be.
"I have a million dollars asset in
Dempsey. I am not going to stick him
into the ring on July 2 with Carpen
tier unless assured the referee is un
prejudiced and will let the men fight
it out fairly and will be capable.
Dempsey can take care of himself,
but when I turn him loose I want him
to fight one man, not two. I am wil
ling to have the New Jersey com
mission put the names of all licensed'
referees in a hat and let Deschamps,
manager for Carpentier, and I draw
for the referee. The fighters ought
to have something to say, particu
larly the champion who has much at
stake.
"If necessary I will say no fight no
matter what it costs Dempsey and
me. If we don't box we still will have
the title and that is worth a whole
lot in the hands of great fighter like
Dempsey.
"Look at the mess we got into, at
Toledo. When Dempsey is taking a
chance like this he is going to be
prepared to the extent of getting
an even break.
FIRST DEGREE MURDER
(By Aaaoclatrd Prraa)
Detroit, Mich., June 18. Mrs. Eli
zabeth Lewen, fifty-eight years of
age, was convicted of first degree
murder by a jury in recorder's court
late tonight, in connection, with the
death, last month of six-year-old
Maxine Earnest. She was sentenced
to life imprisonment at the Detroit
house of correction.
Mrs. Lewen, who stoutly maintained
her innocence before and during the
trial, collapsed when the verdict was
read and it was 'fifteen minutes be
fore sentence could be imposed.
WEATHER FORECAST
Partly cloudy Sunday and
Monday. Gentle to moderate
variable rains.
SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 19,
HOKE SMITH SAYS
HELD OPTO SCORN
Comes to Defense at a
Dinner Given by
r Georgia Club
URGES MEMBERS TO AID
Should Tell World How
; Good Crackers Are
to Blacks
(By Aaaoclated Preaa)
Washington, June 18. A Protest
against holding up the peonage cases
as an indictment against the state
of Georgia was voiced tonight by
former Senator Hoke Smith in an
address before the Georgia Society
of Washington.
"You know and should let it be
known", he said, "that with rare ex
ception the white people of Georgia
are law abiding citizens and treat
engroes just as kindly, and that the
wholesale tirade upon the subject of
peonage which has recently found its
way into the press of the country is
unwarranted and unjustifiable.
'Unfortunately in all the states
thete' occur now and then crimes
wf4V- ahock the public sunse, but
this gives warrant to no one to in
dulge in general condemnation of
that state."
Mr. Smith said the public generally,
also should be informed htat the ne
groes confessed to the murders on
the Jasper county farm arid the white
man who was charged with the mur
ders had both been promptly con
victed. Declaring that he did not condone
peonage Mr. Smith pointed out that
the practice permitted "the farmer
to secure a needed laborer and the
convicted criminal to escape the dis
grace of working on the chain gang."
During his term as governor, he
said, he did not hear of a single case
of peonage.
INVESTIGATION STARTS
(St Aaaoelatcd Prraa)
DeLand, June 18. F. S. Dymond,
arrested last night at Daytona in
connection with the recent attack by
masked men on Lor il lard Reynolds,
was released late today in $5,000 bond
for appearance in a preliminary hear,
ing June 25.
Dymond, a real estate salesmon of
Daytona, was arrested on a John Doe
warrant charging assault with in
tent to murder. It is charge Dymond
led Reynolds to the place of attack.
Subpoenas were issued for twenty
citizens of Daytona today to appear
before States Attorney George A.
DeCottes at that place Wednesday.
Mr. DeOottes is investigating the
activities of masked parties in this
section during the last few months.
Four of the subpoenas were served
on men who are said to have suffered
mistreatment at the hands of these
mobs. '
PADDOCK BREAKS WORLD'S
RECORD FOR TWO EVENTS
Passadena, June 18. Charles W.
Paddock broke the world's record for
the 90 and 110 yards run and tied the
record for 100 yards at try outs held
here today for the national A.A.U
championship meet according to the
official timers. He made 90 yards in
8 4-5 seconds, 100 yards in 9 3-5 and
110 yards in 10 1-5
BRIDGE CONTRACT LET
West Pal mBeach, June 18. A. S.
Hecker & Company, of Cleveland, O.,
was awarded the contract for con
tracting the new Royal Palm Park
bridge today. Their bid of $284,900
was the lowest to comply with specifications.
NEED
GEORGIA UNJUSTLY
1921.
AT
3 Jl
WHOLESALE INDICTMENT
OF ATLANTA OFFICIALS
ON SENSATIONAL CHARGE
'lly Aamidateri Preaa)
Atlanta, Ga., June 18. Three
city detectives, who were indicted
by the Fulton county grand jury
that investigated the "bunco ring"
were suspended from duty here
late today by Chief of Detectives
Poole, who declared that while he
believed them innocent he would
follow the custom of relieving
from duty men indicted.
The detectives were among 63
men including city councilman A.
L. Martin and Ernest C. Poole,
brother of Chief Poole, indicted
in March and May of this year.
The indictments were not opened
until today by request of the grand
jury which desired not to exert
any possible influence on the city
council investigating charges of
connivance between officers and al
leged gamblers and swindlers.
AMERICAN POLO TEAM -
iS FIRST GA1 IN
NTERNATIONAL MATCH
Royal Family Present
With George Harvey
In King's Box
(By Aaaoclatnl PriaM
Hurlingham, London, June 18.
America's international polo team,
playing brilliantly at every stage of
the game, today won the first of the
scries of matches with a quartette
of Great Britain's best polo players
for the international polo cup. The
score was 11 to 4.
With the exception of the third and
fourth periods the Americans outrod?
and outlayed their British opponents
in every chucker.
The American victory was achiev
ed before a brilliant gathering that
included King George, Queen Mary,
Dowager Queen Alexandria, all the
younger members of the royal family,
King Alfonso, of Spain, former King
Manuel, of Portugal, Col. George
Harey, the American ambassador
and many other notable persons.
Col. Harvey was seated in King
George's box on his invitatino.
ALACHUA POSSE IS
CHASING NEGRO
WHO SHOT ARNOW
(By Aaaoclatrd Prraat
Gainesville. June 18. Deputy She
riff Robert E. Arnow was shot and,
it is believed, seriously wounded at
Micanopy tonight by John Bowyer,
negro, whom the deputy was attempt
ing to arrest for carrying a weapon,
according to reports reaching here.
Chief Gladney, of Micanopy, who
was with Arnow when the shooting
occured stated that the deputy asked
the negro if he was carrying a gun.
Arnow, he said, had hardly spoken
the words when the negro pulled a
gun and fired. A possee is searching
for the negro.
STRIKERS GOBACK TO WORK
(By Aaaoclatrd Prraa)
Panama City, Fla., June 18. The
strike of more than 300 workers at
the Millville and Bay Harbor mills
of the St. Andrew Bay Lumber Co.,
was regarded today as virtually at
an end and it was reported a mapori
ty of the strikers would report for
work Monday,
TWO CONFERENCES FAIE
TO DEVELOPE TANGIBLE
PLANS TO PREVENT WAR
GOOD
MO'RNING
Custom may lead a
man into many er
rors, but it justifies
none. Fielding.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Another Session Is to
Be Held Today On
This Crisis
Mild Sensation Created
at League Council At
Announcement
(By Aaaoclatrd Prraa)
Paris, June 18. The best and
quickest way to prevent the impend
ing war between Greece and the
Turkish nationalists occupied the en
tire time of the British foreign Min
ister Curzon and Premier Briand who
held two conferences today at the
foreign officers. The Italian ambas
sador participated in the afternoon
conference.
No decision was reached, but after
an exchange of the, latest information
a"nd views concerning- the situation, jt
was decided to meet again tomorrow
morning when suggestions of the
British government for bringing
about peace in Asia Minor will be
considered.
An official statement, issued after
the conference, failed to reveal the
suggestions made by Lord Courzon
bat it is understood that these includ
ed the giving of all Anatolia to the
Turks and making the Vilayet of
Smyrna autonomous.
FUNERAL FLEET CARRIES
PilEISENTJACK HOME
(Br Aaaoclatrd Prraa)
Key West, June 18 The Cuban
cliuiser Cuba, with the body of the
late General Jose M. Gomez, former
president of the republic, aboard, left
at cne o'clock this afternoon for Ha
vana, convoyed by the Cuban cruis
er Taxria, Presidential yacht Hatuy
ar.d the United States destroyers
Cunningham and Abbott. The funeral
rteet is proceeding under slow sail
ir.g orders and is scheduled to arrive
at Havana not earlier that 8 o'clock
tomorrow morning.
The body arrived here shortly be
fore noon today from New York. It
was met by a large delegation rep
resenting the Cuban government and
headed by Secretary of War Juany.
The party included several army and
naval officers of high rank and num
erous Cuban congressmen who ar
rived yesterday.
The body was carried from the
train to the cruiser on an American
artillery caisson escorted by marines
and blue-jackets and representatives
of various local civic bodies.
As the fleet proceeded out of the
harbor the national salute of 21 guns
was rendered by naval vessels sta
tioned here.
ORLANDO SUFFERS
HOTTEST SPELL
BUREAU'S' RECORD
(By Aaaoclatrd Prraa)
Orlando, . June 18. According to
the reports from the local weather
bureau the last few days has been
the hottest in the history of Orlando,
the highest temperature being regis
tered Friday, the thrmometr bing
101. The lowest was on Monday with
98 degrees. In 1907 during the month
of June from the 7th to the 14th the
thermometer registered 100.
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