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VOLUME XLVII. No. 149
HISSING EVANGELIST
B “FOUND AGAIN”
mrs. aimee McPherson
SAID TO BE IN DOUG
LAS, ARIZ.; IDENTIFI
CATION MADE
(117 Aaaocinteit Press)
DOUGLAS, Ariz., June 23. —
Police headquarters here announc
ed early today a woman who col
lapsed and was taken to a hospital
here was identified by William F.
McCafferty, editor of the Douglas
Dispatch, as Aimee Semple Mc-
Pherson, evangelist of Los An
geles, who was reported drowned
there last May.
McCafferty said he had known
Mrs. McPherson in Denver, and
declared that he was certain she
was the woman in Douglas hos
pital.
She said that a man named
“Steve” and a woman named
"Rose" had carried her off to hold
her for ransom. She believed that
her prison was somewhere near
Mexicali, immediately across the
border from Calexico, Calif., for
she had heard the man and the
woman referring to Mexicali in
their conversation.
Two days ago, the woman said,
she escaped and walked several
miles until she was picked up by
some Americans who took her to
Douglas. '
IDENTIFICATION OF
WOMAN MADE
DOUGLAS, Ariz., June 23. —
Positive identification of a woman
in a hospital here as Aimee Sem
ple McPherson, Los Angeles evan
gelist, who was reported drowned
there May 18, last, was made over
the telephone by Mrs. Minnie Ken
nedy, the evangelist’s mother, in
conversation with William F.
McCafferty, editor of the Dispatch,
th a morning.
Identification wa3 established
throgh a long white scar on the
aecond finger of the woman’s hand
and also by her giving the name of
a pet pigeon.
The woman in the hospital here
told the name of the pigeon, which
was Jennie, and also said that she
was injured on the second finger
of her right hand.
The mother told McCafferty the
tame thing.
The woman said the scar was
the result of being accidentally
cut by a cycle yeurs ago. She also
gave the name of a cousin, Mrs.
Emma Nickerson, now dead, and
described birthmarks on her bubies
for McCafferty.
The former evangelist, from her
coi in the hospital, told a story of
abduction from Ocean Park,
Calif., a trip across the border to
Mexico, and of how she escaped
about noon yesterday and ran un
til she fell from exhaustion.
Finally, sighting a mountain,
which has been identified here fs
the famous "Niggerhcad” moun
tain, 13 miles south of Sonora,
Mexico, she headed for it.
Reaching the mountain about
dusk, she found a road and strug
gled along, falling from time to
time with fatigue. She said she
sighted the glare from the copper
•melters in this city as the night
came on.
She finally reached the outskirts
of Aqua Prieta and, approaching
a house, called for help and asked
that the police be notified.
RECKLESS DRIVERS
POTENTIAL KILLERS
(tty f’rraat
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla..
June 23.—“ Every reckless driver
on the streets of any city is a
potential killer even though he is
thoughtless rather than careless,”
•aid Judge Harry Hauck in muni
cipal court Ik re when six men ap
peared before him charged with
reckless driving.
The men were fined amounts
varying from 925 to 950 in ac
cordance with the circumstances
of each case. He issued a warn
ing, however, that a jail sentence
hangs over the heads of future
offenders.
AMUSEMENTS
STRAND THEATRE
TODAY “Havoc.” Comedy.
Moving Day.”
TOMORROW— Raymond Grif
fith in “Hands l-p!" Comedy,
“Heave Love.”
CONSTRUCTION
CONTRACTS SHOW
MARKEDINCREASE
FIGURES FOR FLORIDA IN
MONTH OF MAY EXCEED
$21,000,000, ACCORDING TO
REPORT ISSUED
ASSOCIATED PRESS HEAD
QUARTERS, June 23.—A total of
$21,238,200 in construction con
tracts were made in Florida dur
ing the month of May, according
to data compiled by the F. W.
Dodge Company from information
received from reporting cities.
While this was a decrease from the
total reached in May of 1925, the
total figures for the first five
months of this year are greater
than those for the same period of
last year.
Building and engineering work
started in Florida during the first
five months of 1926 reached a
total of $133,932,800, as cqiti
pared with $79,111,700 during the
first five months of last year, giv
ing an increase of 69 per cent.
Last month’s building record
for Florida included the following
classes: $5,687,200 or 27 per cent
of all construction lor public
works and utilities; $4,965,500 or
23 per cent for residential build
ings; $4,218,000 or 20 per cent
for industrial buildings. $3,026,-
500 or 14 per cent for commercial
buildings; $1,585,600, or seven
per cent for educational buildings;
$886,000 or four per cent for so
cial and recreational projects, and
$865,400 or four per Cent for re
ligious and memorial buildings.
SERVANTS FIND
DEAD BODIES OF
SOCIETY COUPLE
NEW YORK FOLKS ARE
SHOCKED OVER TRAGIC
DEATH OF MR. AND MRS. S.
S. BREWSTER
Illy AMNoriittcil Prraa)
GLENHEAD, N. Y., June 23.
Society in New York and on Long
Island was shocked today by the
tragic deaths of Mr. and Mrs. Sid
ney E. Brewster, who had an elab
orate wedding three years ago.
found the bodies of
Mr. Brewster, who was 29 years
old and his 26 year old wife in
Mrs. Brewster’s bedroom in their
home last night, a few minutes af
ter two pistol shots had ended a
quarrel. Each had been fatally
wounded by a bullet in the chest.
A pistol with two empty shells
was found on the floor.
It is believed the couple were
dressing to go to dinner. The
coroner was unable to say after a
preliminary investigation, who had
fired the fatal shots.
"LOYALTY DAY"
IS SUGGESTED
APPEAL MADE FOR OBSERV
ANCE OF INDEPEND
ENCE DAY
(Itjr I’rtn)
NASHVILLE, June 23. A
church-wide appeal to southern
youth to observe Independence
Day as “Loyalty Day” will be
made by Southern Methodist pas
tors throughout the connection.
Bishop James Cannon, Jr., chair
man of the board of temperance
and social service of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, announc
ed today.
“Pastors throughout the church
arc urged to hold special services
on July 4 in an effort to rally
young people of each community
in open demonstrations of loyalty
to the constitution of the United
States and protest against the st
acks which are being made
against that document by people
who are preaching anarchy
throughout the country," the an
nouncement said.
dje ®est Citizen
URGES SANE
OBSERVANCE OF
CELEBRATION
FIRE CHIEF PINDER TALKS
ON SUBJECT; "KEEP THE
‘L’ IN GLORY” IS SLOGAN
ADOFTED
Most people in Key West, as
elsewhere throughout the country,
celebrate the Fourth of July, but
there is one man, though as pa
triotic as the next, does a large
part of his rejoicing on the Fifth.
That man is Fire Ch ef Pinder,
and from the following brief in
terview it is easy to' see why.
“Due to the growth of the safe
and sane movement,” said the
chief, when questioned todays
“Key West, along with the rest of
the country, has gone some dis
tance on the way towards a ‘Fire
less Fourth.’ Every year shows
up a little better than the one
before, but there is still plenty of
room for improvement right here
in town.
“Just today I had a report from
The National Board of Fire Un
derwriters showing that fireworks,
firecrackers, etc., destroys almost
a million dollars in property annu
ally, although the danger to life
is, of course,' the most important
thing. Last year, as usual, a num
ber of lives were in celebrai
ing the Fourth in various sections
—two New York boys, for ex
ample, were instantly killed when
one of them struck a giant cracker
with an axe. a New Jersey man
developed lock-jaw from a pistol
burn on his wrist and died; a lit
le girl on Long Island swallowed
a firecracker and died the follow
ing day; a Fourth of July ‘bomb’
exploded in a Jamaica, N. Y., cel
lar, fracturing a boy’s skull; a
Peekskill, N. Y., boy blew off four
of his fingers witli a ‘dynamite’
firecracker; ar.d there were many
other cases. So it will be seen that
Independence Day observances are
by no means fully safe or sane
even yet. t r '*
“As for fireworks in Key West,
I’m ’clamping down* pretiy tight
and prohibiting their sale, not for
getting the so-called ‘safe’ spark
ler. The sparkler is not really
safe at all for its core becomes
white hot and will ignite whatever
comes in con act with it—a little
g rl’s flimsy dress, very often. One
case last year was of a little girl
who was burned to death when a
sparkler touched off fireworks in
her lap. So every legal restriction
will be enforced here to keep small
lingers and toes where they be
long, eyes uninjured and buildings
free from fire.
“Of course,” the Chief continu
ed, “some folks s ill th’nk noise
and fire essential to a proper ob
servance. For such people sports
and games, a parade, perhaps, and
possibly a community observance
at night—closely watched by uni
formed firemen—are not enough.
It’s a good thing their number is
not large—and it’s growing
smaller. A misguided few still in
sis on a ‘shooting off’ type of
celebration, but they’re being criti
cized by their more careful neigh
bors. They’ll come around, too.
one of these days. Meanwhile I’m
ready for them and whatever trou
ble they may cause.
“As for those who must make
noise, let them keep in mind these
precautions:
“Don’t set off fireworks close to
any structure, especially one of
frame. Keep them away from
porches.
“Avoid using cheap toy cannon,
pistols, and the like, in which
powder charges or cartridges are
used. Much of the yearly Fourth
of July life loss is due to these
contraptions.
“If a firecracker or other noise
making device fads to go off, wait
before investigating. Otherwise
it may explode suddenly and take
you or a part of you with it,
“In short,” concluded the Chief,
“let’s make sure to keep the T’ in
the glory that attaches to the
Fourth.”
TEXAS BANKER
HANGS HIMSELF
BAY CITY. Texas, June 23.
11. H. Fall, East Texas banker,
hanged himself with a wire from
the ceiling of the county jail here
today, apparently despondent over
his failure to secure bail charges
of murdering Mr. and Mrs. Cam
den Sanborn. The Sanborn’s were
shot to death in their home at
Hawkin'vile, near here February
2d.
KEY WEST, FLORIDA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1926
Cotifesses Murdering Indians
1 '
■ — ; :
Ernest Burkhart, nephew of E. K. Hale, Osage cattle king, has confessed
bombing the home of W. E. Smith, wealthy Osage Indian, killing Smith
and his wifa. He did It. he says, at the Instigation of Hale, who Is unde*
indictment for murder. Two views of Burkhart are shown above; below
is shown the wreckage of the Smith home. *
ADVERTISING OF
REAL FORCE IS
NOW SUGGESTED
ONE OF PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS
AT CONVENTION TALKS ON
VALUE OF REAL ADVER
TISING
|B.r A-oclatcfl rressr
PHILADELPHIA, June 23.
International advertising has come
to mean ‘ not ’simply placards,
pamphlets and miscellaneous ver
biage, but a real force for sound
constructive development” in a
new world of international busi
ness, in the opinion of Dr. Julius
Klein, director of the bureau of
foreign and domestic commerce.
One of the principal speakers
on today’s program of the Asso
ciated Advertising Clubs of the
World, Dr. Klein said in his pre
pared address that the ‘ fever of
nationalism with embittered re
actions against international com- (
merce, transportation and finance
is gradually subsiding,” and any,
program for the betterment of in- j
terfiational advertising must in-;
elude first the furtherance of long
view sales programs and the “dis
couragement of over-ambitious
selling for the sake of temporary
returns.”
Star Electric Company
Receives Shipment of
Deccrated Floor Lamps
The ’ Ster Electric Company,
managed by Grayburn Finder, ha*
received a shipment of beautiful
hand decorated floor lamps, com
plete with stands. These lamps,
according to Mr. Pinder. are guar
anteed to be washable, which
means tha* they are far superior
to the silk kind that soon split and
ravel. They are being offered at
low prices in order to get the
public acquainted with the new
location of the concern at 134 Du
val street. Read the announce
ment in this issue of The Citizen
and then call and see these beau
tiful lamps.
*WF. ARE ALL GOING
TO THE
DEMOLAY DANCE
—AT—
CORAL ISLES CASINO
TOMORROW NIGHT. JUNE 24
We Want To Meet You There Where You Can Spend An Enjoy
able Evening At Small Cost. Come Out And See The
Innovation* For Your Benefit
(n2)
CONFERS WITH
OFFICIALS OF
REDCROSSHERE
HENRY T. REED, FIELD REP
RESENTATIVE, LEAVES
FOR WASHINGTON* AFTER
. ... . W K ¥*/
VISIT TO KEY WEST
Henry T. Reed, of Washington,
field representative of the Amer
ican Red Cross, who arrived here
yesterday to attend a meeting of
executive board of the local
chapter, left over the Flagler Sys
tem thri afternoon on his return
tr r to Washington.
Mr. Reed expressed himself as
being well pleased with the work
accomplished by Mis. Heidlebaugh
during the past six months, and
commended especially J he crippled
children clinic conducted here
through the co-operation of the
Red Cross and the Scottish Rite
Masons. He also complimented
the splendid manner in which Mrs.
He’dlebaugh is handling the local
community service situation.
He can’t swim much, but Mr.
Reed is enthusiastic over the Red
Cross life saving movement, and
believes it is one of the greatest
and most beneficial movements the
society has ever inaugurated.
MOVING PICTURE
MACHINES ARRIVE
EQUIPMENT BEING INSTALL
ED AT SAN CARLOS
THEATRE
The two new Simplex moving
picture machines ordered for t'.:e
San Carlos theatre have arrived
and arc being installed today with
the hope of having them ready for
use ton ; ght.
The shipment consisted of sev
enteen boxes and made a good
truck load. The installation of
rurb a large shipment is "some
job” and Manager Ramon Per
dotna says it may he that the
Machines can not be completely
i its tailed for service tonight, but
if they wilt certainly be run
ning tomorrow night.
Coast Guard Makes Capture
Of Ship Off Virginia Capes
With Immense Liquor Cargo
Great Interest Shown
In Life-Saving Tests
MANY PARTICIPATE IN
ACTIVITIES PUT ON
UNDER AUSPICES OF
RED CROSS CHAPTER
The Seniors and Juniors trying
for eligibility as members of the
Red Cress life saving corps to be
formed in this city were put
through practice exercises at the
Coral Isles Casino beach this af
ternoon at 2 o’clock. This prac- I
iice in swimming and life-saving
was open to beginners as well as :
those who had taken the tests, and I
there was a large class present.
The instructors are Frank Car
bonell, Neil Knowles and Morris
Cruz.
Tomorrow afternoon at 2 j
o’clock and at the same place, j
there will be tests for the Juniors
and Seniors, but 110 practice. The |
tame instructors will be in charge. 1
Mrs. Blanche Heidlebaugh, local
Red Cross executive, has created .
quite an interest among the young
people in the life-saving move- j
ment, and a corps will be organ
ized a3 soon as the required num
ber have taken the tests and
passed. It is expected that a corps
of boys will be formed first, then
one for girls.
The lifeboat contrubuted by
Noiberg Thompson, through the
co-operation of Cha H. 4 bbot,
of the Coral Isles Casino, and L.
Moncrief, is being put in first-class
condition, and it is hoped to have
it ready for christening, with ap
propriate ceremonies, lomcrrovv
afternoon. Capt. John J. Maher
donated the oars for the boat, Mrs.
Heidlebaugh the oar locks, and the
Junior Red Cross is aiding in
painting and equipping the crafv.
It has two air tanks and will be
furnished with a first-aid kit,
blankets, and every aid necessarv
for life saving srevice. Mr. Ab
bott has proposed to erect a davit
for the life boat, from which i. will
shoot into the water in quick time
when occasion requires. The boat
has a capacity of 12 passengers.
It is a model lifeboat and it will
no I sink.
The boys and girD participating
: n the lifesaving tests are very
much interested in the cause an l
hope to be of real service in ca<e
a life is ever in danger in the surf
at the Casino beach.
UNION SERVICES
ON SUNDAY NIGHTS
(Br Asxoelatert
OCALA, Fla., June 23.—1n a
spirit of fine fellowship among the
churches of this city arrangements
i are being made to hold union ser
vices on Sunday nights during the
j summer. Only a part of the sum
mer program has yet been made
!up due to the absence from the
city of Reverend Charles Hol
brook, rector of Grace Church on
whose return it is planned to com
plete the program for the entire
rummer.
i At a meeting of the local minis
ters association attended by the
pastors of the Baptist, Christian,
Methodist and Presbyterian
'•hurches. it was agreed to start
the union services on Sunday
night, June 27. The preacher on
that occasion will be Reverend
Richard Dodge. The services will
b* held in a local theater under
the auspices of the Raptist Church
Other services and the speakers
for the occasion as arranged so
far, are July 4, Rev. O. K, Rice
n the Christian Church July 11,
Rev. Jerome Emanuel in the First
Methodist Church July I*>. Rev. C.
L. Collins will be the preacher in
the Presbyterian church and July
25, Rev, John A. MeMurray will
preach in a local theatre.
NOTICE OF MEETING
Otto Encampment will meet on
Friday night. Members please at
tend.
Jane 23-11
Let It Rain
>' h : §: >
ft can rain now and Howard Toolcy
of Sullivan. Ir.d., won’t care at all.
He travels with a Chautauqua com-j
pony and hi3 devised a detachable!
robber covering for hla straw hat)
that protects it In any Kind of
weather-
REQUEST FOR
COVERING OF
SCHOOL BOOKS
ALL COUNTY SUPERINTEN
DENTS ARE PETITIONED TO
COOPERATE IN PREPARA
TION OF BOOKS
<llj- .VHxoeiatcil I’rcxxl
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 23.
—All county school superinten
ddents of Florida were asked in a
resolution adopted from the State
School Book Commission to sue
that all of the free tex. books, to
be furn shed by the state next
year, are covered.
The tequest, it was stated, was
for the purpose of ensuring pro
tec ion for the books, in order that
they may be available for use for
several years.
The commission also adopted a
lesolution approving the supple
mental contracts, entered into
with ten publishing houses, under
w.hieh the fiee books are to be
ob ained by the state. The latter
lesolution was in triplicate form,
one copy to be kept by the Secie
lary of State, one by the Depart
ment of Publ'c Instruction, and
he other by the publishers.
The action of the commission is
believe to have cleared up all pre
liminaries to actual circulation of
the text books, and it now remains
only for the county superinten
dents o receive their supply for
the 1926-27 term and distribute
them among the pupils. Some of
the books are understood to al
ready be at the depository at
Jacksonv'lle, from where hey will
be sent to the superintendents,
and it is probable thet the first
distribution will be made shortly.
Superintended of Public In
struction sent out a request some
time ago to the parent* of pupils
to see that all text books from
the first to the sixth grade, already
in use, be preserved to assist the
state in dis nbution of the free
studies.
ESCAPING PRISONERS
STILL AT LARGE
I ft* lawrliilril f*rcr
LOS ANGELES, June 23.-
Thirty-one of the thirty-three
prisoners who escaped from the
Lincoln Heights jail here last,
night were still at large today. All
were sentenced on narcotic
charges and were serving from 30
to 90 days. Moat of them were
Mexicans.
Using smuggled hack saw
blade*, the prisoners sawed their
way to freedom. Two were picked
up m the downtown section a few
hoar* after their flight.
For 47 Years Devoted to the
Interests of Key West
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FOUR THOUSAND CASES
OF WET GOODS ARE
FOUND ON STEAMER
ELMA
(U AsKoctated l’ress)
NORFOLK, June 23. —In the
seizure 100 miles off the Virginia
• apes of the whiskfey laden steam
er, Elma, formerly the lighthouse
tender Lilac, the coast guard ser
vice has picked up anew problem
which thus far has officials
puzzled.
Although the craft was towed
into port by the cutter Manning
Sunday night, no arrests have
been made and no charges lodged
against any of those on board, so
far as can be learned.
The unofficial explanation is
that the Elina was operated on a
sort of soviet arrangement. None
of the fourteen men of the crew
would own up to being captain or
even a mate, and all are said to
disclaim any responsibility for the
actions of the ship.
There were about 4,000 cases
of liquor aboard the Elma.
PROCEEDINGS OF
CRIMINAL COURT
NUMBER OF CASES DISPOSED
OF DURJNG SES
SION
Criminal court of record for
Monroe county is still in session
and disposing of jury cases in the
order entered on the docket.
Francisco Fuentes, charged with
unlawful possession of liquor, was
the only case tried yesterday. He
entered a plea of guilty. The fin*
was SSO and costs.
The liquor, four demijohn* of
aguardiente, was submittad to the
court a* evidence, and was ordr
td df t oyed. Complying .with the
cour* * order, officers poured the
liquor out of the court house win
dows.
Th? cas' of pc!-* Rodrigues.,
charged > h cruelty to animals,
was the fht one disposed of this
morning. The defendant entered
a plea of r >t guH“ end waa ac
quitted by f'ic ]v y \ u diet. ThU
case grew out of a raid made by
the late Sheriff Roland Curry on
s Sunday afternoon cock fight mi
Stock Island. The deceased sheriff
would have been the main wit
ness.
B. Saunders, colored, charged
with drunkenness, case noieproeed
upon payment of costs.
CLEAR REGION OF
MANY TRIBESMEN
<II r * i-a i’>n.i
IRAKIS, June 23. —Th<’ Iren-h
troops in Morocco cleared the
Ou 7tn region of dissident tribe-*-
mcn by an attack of the 129th
division yesterday morning, saw n
communication received from
headquarters at Fet,
"HANDS UP!”
Ray Griffith and his high h**
hare hit host* agaia <• “Hand*
Up!** This remedy is of the
Ctsil War period and is Grif
fith’s latest. See this hdarwra*
ceosrdy at the
STRAND THEATRE
TOMORROW

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