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i V . ".i i j 'ri ' f ''. "x j t t i WIGHT EVENING PUBLIC LEDGER l2rS?(wbly mew flurries s rising tea StS7tanUht. lowest about 35 degrees. y!: ATMttt AT EACH rtOCB t i EXTRA in 111 112 I i I s "i e i OT"l2fl 132 33 133 I I I I a ttrriTurft v ! VQL. IX. NO. 84 iilis .CASE 1ST GO TO Uuttlee Kaltach Hesitates Be fore Denying Second Plea of Weman's Counsel PROSECUTOR SfORES MOHR AS BRAINS OF DEATH PLOT Charges That Circus Man's Widow Showed Her Geed Actress en Witness Stand ' Hsrry 0. Mehr was branded "the tauter mind" and "arch criminal" In tie murder of "Honest Jehn" Bruncn Ja the closing address of Assistant Irojeeuter Rebert Peacock today nt the trial of Mehr and his sister, Mrs. Deris 'jJrunen, for the crime. The case, begun Monday a week age, jrebably will be In the hands of the Jury at Mount Helly, N. J., by tonight. The assistant prosecutor did net spare Mrs. Bruncn in his review of the crime committed at Riverside the night of March 10. He called her "the most wonderful actress that ever sat en this witness stand," and asserted her "rears of experience en the circus let were of great bene At te her as a wit ness." He asserted that the tears she ihed when telling her story of the Berder "were net tears of love and orrew for her husband, but tears of fear." Though Mr. Penceck handled Mrs. Brunen without mercy, Supreme Court Justice Kallsch, who with Judge Wells Is trying the case, was en the point of taking it away from the jury, se far is Mrs. Brunen was concerned, and though he refused Annlly te de this, uld he "would take care of the matter Id his charge.'' "AskedHew State Involved Her Justice Kallsch aeemed much Im pressed with the reasons given by Wal ter Keown, attorney for the cfense, in wring that the Indictment against Mrs. Brunen be dropped en the ground that the State had net cenected her in any way with the crime. Before he refused this motion the Justice . required Jonathan Kelney, county prosecutor, te state his reasons for maintaining that the evidence had Inrelvcd Mrs. Brunen. A similar mo tion te free Mehr. en the same grounds net with a lesn hcsltnnt refusal. Mr. Peacock began his closing ad dress a few minutes before 11 e clock and was still speaking when a recess vis taken for luncheon nt 12 :13. The time schedule of nn automobile trip last night, made from Cambridge Butten, N. J., te Fifty-ninth and JBpruce streets, Philadelphia, wns in troduced as the final bit of evidence for the defense. The evidence was offered te prove that Mehr could net have left UiverBlde, N. J., en the night of the crime, nt the time specified by Charles M. Powell, elf-confessed murderer and the State's chief witness, and have reached the of fice of Dr. William C. T. Poulsen, at 8348 8pruce street, by R o'clock. Powell swore thnt nfter lie had shot Brenen he ran te Cnmbrldgc station, where he said Harry Mehr wns wilting for him in his small coupe, nnd rhat they get away from the etntlen nt 7:25 e clock. Mehr testified in his own defence that he did nothing of the sort, nnd thnt be was In the office of Dr. Pouleu nt n o'clock, a statement which the phy liclsn corroborated. The defense desired te show that It would net-be possible te go from Cam bridge station te Fifty-ninth and Spruce trcsts between 7:25 and 8 o'clock, nnd te prove this Andrew Park, of Cam flWi, an automobile ngent nnd expert, took a car like Mehr s ever the same route at the fastest itesblble speed. Park's testimony showed thnt he reached the doctor' house at 8:20 e'chek. though he went at breakneck! specu nnu had unusually geed fortune In making connections and aveldiug de lays. Tells of Time Test I'nrlt testlflnil "TTmler InafriK-tif.Il from Mr. Keown I left nt 7:25 sharp, Slid the rillltn erlprlerl tnn tt TMrerfnn. Iurlingten pike, te Federal street, te lwelfth street, te Cooper street, te Delaware avenue, te Mnrket street en tee Camden side of the ferry. "I took with me Clarence Graham, of Uivcrten. We arrived et the ferry Jt 7:50. I drove et the rate of thirty five milee nn hour, nnd I wouldn't rare te drive any faster in that cur. we passed everything en the reed and We stepped nowhere. We were net Weckcd at the ferry und were the first car en the beat. It consumed five nilnutes from the time we arrived ut 'be ferry until the bent left the slip. It took slx'minutcH for the beat te cress the river, and we arrived in Philadel phia ut 8:01. We went right out Mar ket street te Thirty-second, te Spruce, te Sixtieth, taking the quickest route." . . :..'re "'ere any traffic steps en the trip?" asked Mr. Keown. Only two, one at Bread Street Stu Stu Wen, of a half minute only, nnd the ether several squares west at the ex- Sres office, where we wete blocked one a f minute by a truck backing in. e arrived nt Fifty-ninth nnd Spruce strets at 8:20 o'clock. The total running time was fifty-live minutes." Walked It in Eleven Minutes The Witness unn llhlfpft Tlnw Innv It would take te get from the l'hiln uelpnia ferry te 45 Cooper street. Cam Qfn. He testified that his comnnnteu. ursnsni, had covered this i "filing en the return trip, he said, left Philadelphia ei "t and urrlvcd ut 8 :05, te! urslism, had covered this distance by lp. Graham, en the 8:41 n ll nleiratt Minutes for the trip. I watched him de , and he made it at u moderate pace." , Are j ou acquainted with Mr. i?v" car?" Mr' Kcewn usked. . i w' " mnB ns we'l as a new car. 1 ini0t "" fnst aH ,no car l usei1 night. Ne new car could go at the p?cc I drove en a cold night like Inst tre hi Mtbeut 'reclln8 I or having , Mr. Peacock. creBs-cxnmining, asked: .Uew old Is Mehr'H car?" "It wns wuiht in November last." Old Mehr bring bis car te you the CenllnuH as .' Twentr-thrrr. Colutne One h'VS.8iAr!,KXNl-A'"NTlc"t'lf.ST LINK. JitW "l.0rlla. SihwIH" le Miami. Semi. Wltklu ..ill-'. HUft. eiacs, 1600 ChMtnut it. JURY, JUDGE RULES Snlarad m Baeend-Clati MalUr at the Poitefflca at Philadelphia, Fa. Under ttit Act of Mareh 8. 18T0 . HOSPITAL BLAZE OUT AS PATIENTS SLEEP Slight Blaze In Presbyterian Insti tution Grounds Extinguished A Are at the Presbyterian Hospital, Stnrtlna nt 0:20 o'clock thin mnrnln?. was extinguished by watchmen before patients in the institution knew there was a blaze. The Are started when a large piece of canras being dried around a Arc by workmen engaged in building an addi tion te the hospital, caught lire. A passerby saw the flames "hooting up from the canvas and turned in nn alarm. The Arc apparatus approached the hospital quietly, however, and nene of the patients web aroused. LAID TOFIREBUGS Gloucester Farmers Believe Pennsylvania Incendiaries Are Responsible VACANT BUILDING BURNED Twe barns in Gloucester County, N .T., were burned te the ground early to day in fires believed te have been of in cendiary origin. . Farmers of the county believe the firebugs who have terrorized farmers of Delaware, Chester nnd Montgomery Counties, in this State, may hove crossed the Delaware River and been responsible for the two fires and for eight ether mypterlens barn blnrcS that have occurred within the last two months. The barns burned last night were In the vicinity of Mnntun, two miles be low Woodbury. On the Bnkely farm, occupied by Benjamin Terry, the barn wns dis covered nblnze at 1:30 o'clock by a motorist. Supposing It had been no ticed by the Terrys, he continued en his way te Mnntun nnd turned In nn nlnrm. Firemen from Mnntun Heights nnd Wenennh went te the scene. When thev arrived thev found the Terrys still asleep and the bnrn almost completely destroyed. Twe horses nnd n cow were burned, nleng with all farm machinery mm crops. Empty Barn Is Burned The second Are occurred In nn nbnn nbnn dened bnrn en the farm of Hcrmnn Worthlneten, one mile from Mnntun, en the Rarncsbore renn. It had net been In use for mere thsn n year nnd contained no crops or livestock. Be cause of thnt fnct County Detective Steelmnn end Deputy Sheriff Unrry Ienp, who are investigating the fires, believed the barn te have been fired by Incendiaries. Farmers of the county, nlnrmed by the ten fires in nerns, hnve urged County Prosecutor Jeseph Lnnngnn te tnke action te capture the firebugs they believe te be rcnonslble for the blazes A commlttee of farmers from the Mnn tun section called upon the County Prosecutor. State Aid Asked The Phlindelphln Pecletv for Pro moting Agriculture tedny forwarded te floverner Sproul a request thnt he de tail mere State police te Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties te capture the Incendiary gang which has caused n $500,000 less te far mers by mnny barn burnings. The request is In the form of a res olution, ndepted unanimously nt a meeting of the society last night. Speakers en the resolution pointed out thnt while 125 Stnte troopers are nlrendv nt work in the three counties. burning of barns continues nnd the Incendiaries even nnnenr te hove be- I come bolder In their mtmtles. Four ' terror began almost three months age, Majer C. M. Wllhclm. in charge of Stnte police Investigating the fires, said today he has obtained certain evidence In connection with the Gulph Mills Gelf Club fire of Monday nlgbt which he believes will lead te important developments. Pnell Fire Brings Posses The firebugs, fortified behind n hazard nn the Gulph Mills Clifh golf course, engaged In n pistol battle with club empleyes when they were discovered in the net of applying their torch at that nam. it was the first or the thirty-five bnrn fires at which an nc tual glimpse of the Incendiaries was hnd. nnd Geerge Peters, professional golf player at the club, says he could Identity two et tnem. Mnjer Wllhelm tilse raid he hnd re ceived valuable evidence at the fire Centlnurd an Tate Twrntr-thrrc. Column Nix DRAFT BILL TO CARRY OUT "HOME RULE" AMENDMENT Officials of Third-Class Cities Meet In Hnrrlsburg Harrisburg, Dec. 20. (Ry A. P.) Mayers and city solicitors of third class cities are discussing drafts of a bill te rnrry out the previsions of the new "Heme Rule" amendment of the Constitution here today. The confer ence is a continuation of that held recently In Philadelphia, nnd Jhc plnn is te agree upon a measure which will epply te all cities and permit of the measures of relief which figured in the arguments for the amendment. Details of several bills are under dis cussion, one of the chief points being nn ways nnd menns for holding of char ter elections. Dntn showing experience of ether States with constitutional pre visions en, lecai ciiariers were pre sented. FIRE COLLEGE INSTRUCTORS FOR HOME-BREW ACTIVITY North Carolina Institution Leeks Inte Roem Stilts Raleigh, N. C, Dec. 20. (Dy A. !.) Resignations of four Instructors at North Curellnn State College of Agriculture and Knglnccring here have been rcquesiru ub a result ei enarges that they made home brew in their rooms. Dr. W. C. Rlddlck, president of the Institution, In making this1 announce ment today declined te give further de tails except te confirm reports that the action followed an investigation by students. Haany dM, frlfnity fett. every afert. Outdoor jpert. 'i.hi Carolina, rintburit. N, C JERSEY BARN FIRES barns were burned Monday night and. iiere is a cer siiemjBc. me miners vtoeuniu m ma requisi en nppennug early yesterday morning, the lnrgest have refused te work Christmas week, , before the committee yesterday as a number te go up in flames In n single I wen after taking the whole hunting . witness after he withdrawal of Rtp. night since the Incendiary reign of I season off. and the water shortage adds lesentntive K el. ler, of Minnesota, from SHORTAGE OF FUEL nAMDCDflMVMAC IN MANY HOIS rHte Thousands of Families Facing Empty Bins, With Little Pros pect of Relief Over Holidays RETAILERS SAY OPERATORS ARE WITHHOLDING SUPPLY Producers Assert City Is Re ceiving Supply and Blame Is Net Up te Them Retail coal dealers are blaming the operators for a shertnge In anthracite thnt is causing suffering In many thou sands of homes throughout the city. Operators say the dcnleis are getting their full quetn of 00 per cent of Inst years' shipments. In fnct, they soy, Philadelphia Is really getting mere than Its shnre of coal shipped from the mines. In the meantime, the consuming pub lic is demanding coal te fill empty bins nnd is net setting It. Ceal yards of the city virtually are empty of the domestic sizes of anthra cite. This includes pea, nut, stove and egg coal. The exceptions are largely with the big dealers who mnnnged te keep up sufficiently in their supply te tnke care of emergency orders of tbelr regular customers. ' "Oot nny coal?" Is the universal np peal te dealers. And the reply In 110 per cent of the enses Is this: "We can give you buckwheat. Haven't any thing else." Many have soft coal and borne have coke. They say they can give no definite word ns te when they will have any large size coal te sell. Emergencies Everywhere The telephone wires nre leaded with "emergency calls" te dealers, telling of sickness, and ether troubles. But dealers say they arc unable te relieve the shortage because they can't get the cenl. While many of the denlers blame the shortage here en the producers, Charles K. Scull, secretary of the Phlindelphln Ceal Exchange, a retail dealer's or ganizer, says that Philadelphia is get ting its full quota of CO per cent of last year's supply. In making a canvass c' the yards of coal dealers requests for coal were an swered in this wny : Glenwood Tee and Ceal Company, Park and Sedglcy avenues : We hnve se many orders we win never catch up. Little cenl Is coming In and we cnirt get te the bottom of it te find out the reason why. Seme blame the railroads and some sny the oper eper oper nters arc holding it up. It leeks te us like thpy were sending it away te get mere money elsewhere." The question of mere money, put te Kdgar C. Felten. chairman of the Fair Practices Committee of the State Fuel Commission, brings the reply that 00 per cent of the anthracite producers are charging a price which the Cenl Com mission has decided is fair, and the price prevails, Mr. Felten explains, whether the coal Is ablpped te Phila delphia or Canada. McAllister Ceal Cemnnny, Twenty fifth nnd Reed streets: "We hnve noth ing hut buckwheat and de net expect any until January e We understand , llinf PnnAfln ilnil Npw Rnfflnnrt nrfi hldriinr aealnst each ether for coal and! if Philadelphia gets it the dealers must J "iu mere uinn ?m iu m mc uihici. i "Call Again Next Week" Klcbe & Ce., 1100 West Dauphin street: "If ou are a regular customer we might be nble te let you have 6eme coal In a week." Mannyunk Cenl Cempany: "Nothing but buckwheat. The rest of the coal Is going te Canada nnd ever the ocean for higher prices." As te the Canadian situation, the operators, through the Anthracite Bu reau of Information, say that Canndn Contmeed ten rnxeTwrnty-thrre.CeliimiiSevm MAID ALLEGES EMPLOYER STOLE KISS FROM HERj Causes Arrest of Real Estate Man, Who Denies the Seft Impeachment Kiln Kessler, twenty jenrs old, em ployed as a mnlil at the home of Ber nard Cehen, n real estate dealer llvln-; at Carpenter above yixty-flrst street, tripped nnd fell ever n rug. Cehen caught her, fearing she weuldvtrlke the fleer and get hurt, and then, ac cording te the girl, he kissed her. The maid thought this was an excess of gallantry. She swore out a warrant for Cehen's nrrest nnd baled him be fore Magistrate Kcullin. According te the testimony, given nt n hearing lust night, Cehen wns trying te pacify his baby. But the baby was obdurate uniLtinnlly he passed the in fnnt ever te the mnld. As the girl reatlud for it she tripped, se she said. She didn't make it quite clear whether olio dropped the baby or net. She web quite sure, however, nbeut the kins and said that Cehen held her. , , Cehen mnde n general deninl of the alleged offense. He was held In $1000 bail for a further hearing en Saturday but was permitted te sign his own bail bend. MANENDSL1FE BY GAS Leaves Nete te Sister Saying "This Is Easiest Way Out" Leaving a note for his sister, in which he said 'T am tired of living nnd this is the easiest wny out of it," Antheny Sehmelg. thirty-four yenrs old, n boarder at 14JIS North Fourth street, early today stuffed the cracks of the doers und windows of the kitchen and, lying en the fleer, turned en the gas. The kitchen deer opens op a rear alley. On their way 'erk M,r,- and Mrs. Adelf Fuerley, 1420 North Fourth street, smelled gas. They aroused Schracig's landlady, who found her boarder dead In the kUcheri' Ns holiday meal U cemplfte without eran- k.t.T.. ' rf..K .elnr udJi Ijunulv In lh tbi zaat te tbi tQea. Sptulfy Eatmer rana. saav. m fh. nimciiities tirosecuiien ei ins iinerucnmcnt ennrceu PHILADELPHIA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1922 WEDDING MARKS CLIMAX OF WARTIME ROMANCE Canadian Here and Overseas Service GUM Marry Today at Hadden Heights K7 '' i ," ;', .' '"?, MISS HELEN TRAUB Wedding bells will penl for a war- time romance this nfternoen when i Chnrlcs W. Harvey, v,he wen the Croix de Oucrre and ether decoration ever- I sens, marries Miss Helen Trnub. of AThe marringe.will be performed nt 2 o'clock in St. Marv's Kplvepffl Church, Hadden Heights. X. J., with the Hey. Dr. Herace Buzby ePcln,tIn8;.T''lJi.burl1 c rtita"Xhlh. membenrSefHthe Philadelphia Symphony Orcheitrn. Mr. Harvey whs a sergeant in ine0f Hi. received the Hritls i It. H. U. anil the French war cress with palm. The bridegroom has been n wireless opera tor nflent. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey v. Ill make their home In Audubon. LEAPS TO DEATH FROM WINDOW OF HOSPITAL Lansdowne Weman, Patient at Hahnemann, Deranged by Illness Miss Marlen Jacksen, fifty-four venrs old. last of e prominent I.nns dewne family, leaped te her death from a fourth-story window of the Hahne mann Hospital about 0 o'clock this morning. According te hespltnl nuthnritlcs, Miss Jncksen, who hnd been a patient for some time, was suffering from a nervous dlsense, nnd hurled herself from the window during a temporary de rangement. Several passcrsby en Fifteenth street saw the woman fall. They ran te her aid and carried her into the hospital. Phe died ten minutes Inter. Miss Jacksen, whose home Is nt 22 Fnlrvlew avenue, I.nnsdewne, had been In falling health for several yenrs. Sh" had been trented bv mnny physlclnns nnd hnd been at the hespltnl sinct. December 11. DAUGHERTY INQUIRY SEEMS NEAR BLOW-UP Woodruff Ordered te Bring Docu mentary Evidence Washington, Dec. 20. (By A. P.) Unless Representative Woodruff, of Michigan. U'fiH nrennred te lnv lipfnr. the Heuse Judiciary Cemmlttte tednv . ' ns n result of examination of certain Department of Justice documents, evi dence of n nature te occasion further hearings In connection with the 1m penchment charges brought against At torney General Dnughcrty. an earlv wind-up of the proceedings nppenrcd ""cnrtnln. Onnertunltv te examine certain nn- tiers in the department relating ie nl- iiyu m iiuuun u nuniai jut ugalnst the Attorney General. The pa pers he desired te examine, he said. re. laleu te tne " riguieinriin case." MOTHER TO SUPPORT CHILD BORN AFTER HER DIVORCE New Yerk Judges Advise Mrs. Lau meler te Sue in Missouri Court New Yerk. Dec. 20. Supreme Court Justice Mullnn today decided ngalnst Mrs. Bird Sheemnker Laiimcier In her suit te compel her husbnnd, Henry Hcr mnn I.numeler, of St. Leuis te support a child born te her four months after she wns granted n illveree in July, 11110, In St. Leuis. I.numeler main tained it hnd net been proved he was the father of the child. Judge Mullnn said the Missouri di vorce was a binding adjudication that Laumcler wns net the father of the child. He added thnt If Mrs. Lnumeler wished te compel her former husband te pievlde for her child, she should take action in Missouri courts. WILL TRANSFORM FASCISTI INTO MILITIA OF ITALY Mussolini Has Plans for His Mili tant Section . Reme, Dec. 20. (By A. P.) Plans for transforming the mllltnnt section of the Fascist! Inte "the mllltln for national safety" are In the hnnds of Premier Mussolini nnd will be discussed first by the Fascistl leaders and then by the next leuneii or .Ministers. Ac ,..ii ... .!,... i,!,.,,., i, .. .,,... ' i'" " "'"? ;" ' "' .,i" win ue iniicpemieui inmi, out will work in unison VI th. with the police force. nnd will be at the services of "Ged and country." Only 70,000 men will be nllewed te join at first. These will be chosen from among the 1'iibcistl who huvc given the best proofs of courage, self-sacrifice and high moral quiilltles. The u Ul cers will be nominated by royal decree. BABY BORN AS HOUSE BURNS Mether and New Arrival Carried Frem Blare by Pittsburgh Firemen Pittsburgh, Dec .20 Wblla the firsl fleer of a frame, building here wns being swept by fire yesterday, a child was horn te Mrs. Peter Krnterlnski, en the gee end fleer. The attending physiclun re innlned with the mother. Mrs. Krnterlnski and her baby were carried out by firemen. The physician followed. Nene suffered any serious In jury. Ken Wti. Kti XXTudlJ . s.-i ".. ' . . ; '-' ;'''-"& ' aBW 'iBW' ' ' ' " t' EASTON POLICEMAN SHOT AND KILLED Had Attempted te Arrest Men Accused of Insulting Weman en Street ONE SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER REVOLVER BATTLE Assailants, Believed te Be Fu gitives Frem Justice, Wanted in Wilkes-Barre Knfctel Minnteh tn f.vnlne P11M' .kIit Enstnn. Pn., Dee. 20. Tw. fugitives from justice from Wllkes-Bnrre, who Were liflllprl nn the streef licre bv n no- ,. . . . ... .,,, ,, Wl1p,i .i, ". - ""leer nt he approached them, The policeman wns Rusli Stcnhllrc, nssstnnt te the city detective. He wns '" P"" clothe. Yesterday was his thirty-fourth Mrthdny anniversary. Other policemen, nttrnctcd by the sound of the pistol shots, engaged in n "velver battle with the bandit, but they escnped. Later in the night one tiem j0jln Buckley, nineteen years ""we The policeman who mnde the arrest held his prisoner in front of him te protect him from bullets sent in his direction by the second man. v1iem name, according te Buckley, is Walter Molln. Fliers describing him hnve been sent te police in all nearby cities and towns. Stenhlln wns about te question the men when he met his death. Mr. nnd Mrs. Jehn Iteddy, who were en their nay te their home near the city limits of I;asten, hail reported te him thnt the bandits had approached them In a lonely epet and insulted tne wemnn with their remarks. "What are you doing, looking for trouble?" Mrs. Reddy's husband de manded. "Don't get fresh with ns," one of the bandits replied ns he drew his pistol. "We arc strangers here look ing for n geed time, and anybody thnt Interferes will get his hend blown off." An nppreaching automobile cnused the men te leave. Mr. and Mrs. Rcddy hailed the car and returned te the city In it, fearing te proceed te their home. On Seuth Third street they saw Stenhlln and reported the incident te him. A short time Inter ns the policeman nnd the Rcdilyn were tnlking nt Third street nnd Ferry nvenue, Mr. Rcddy saw the men coining down Third street. He pointed them out te the policeman us they passed. Stenhlfn called after them te wait and started after them. The policeman wns shot twice, both bullets entering his hend. He was rushed te the Easten Hespltnl, but died n few minutes utter being admitted there. Buckley, questioned nt City Hall, iald both he and his companion were fugitives from W Ilkes-Barre, where they are wanted, he said, for rehberv nnd aggravated assault and battery. A large sum of money was found In his possession. The pellcemnn who arrested the jeung bnndlt is Patrolman Mazzeo. Karly this morning Molln wns seen en the street again and wns chii'-ed bv Policeman Keller. The bnndlt shot et the pellcemnn several times and the latter returned the fire. "WALLY" REIDBETTER Will Hays Visits Film Acter at Hollywood Sanitarium Les Angelm, Dec. 20. (By A. P.) Improvement wns reported today In the condition of Wnllacp Reld. motion. nlc." iirw-in'u tnrlum slated his temperature and lesplrntien were nermnl nnd his pulse new n ie iuu. Will II. I lavs, hend of the motion. picture Industry, yesterday visited him and expressed tne nope thnt Held would Ilnysmet Mrs. Reidnt the sanatorium and iniiiiiipaiiieil her te the bedside of her husbnud. Reid thanked Mr. Hays $&9FtilFA&&M&P the visit. ! .viii-r nu- iiiirnirn, wnicii msira nut a minute or two, Mr. Hays remarked that the pntlent looked much better thnn reports had led him te expect. BERNHARDT BETTER Noted Actress Wishes te Resume Rehearsals Paris. Dec. 20. Sarah Bernhnrdt in henlth yester- -v.....,, eciiiuiir ir was se improved In) that she wanted te return te the theatre te take thentrc te taKe up renenrsnis with Sacha liuilry. whose play she intended te give Monday. Her doctors have ceunsei...i u few days' rest. The noted artist was deluged with let ters und telegrams expressing wishes for her recovery. TO UNIFY IRISH RAILWAYS Dublin. Dee. 20. (By A. P.l The !i .,.. .1.. t. ., " . ""u "n ' unliieauen i.i ine insn railways in I either one or two groups. Legislation with this. object In view, will be Intro-I Uuced in Parliament within six months. An Ambassador Writes a Nevel Seme one once icmaiUd fhat the lest fiction teas written hy tll,,le. diiils Ue that at it may, tome fiction writers have been geed diplomats. One of these is Richard Washburn Child .Imousiiuder nt A'emc und United States aQicial observer at the Lausanne Cenftrtnve, tche has icrillen "The Vanishing Men" .1 novel of mystery and temance. It will appear in Evening Public Ledger BYTWO BANDITS Publlihd Dally Except Sunday. Cepyrliht, 1022. by Herrin Men Told te Run; Shet Down as They Fled Survivor Testifies Wounded Victims of Meb Were Brutally Killed Names One of Defendants as Slayer flj Associated Prtt Marlen, III., Dec. 20. William. Cnirns, (lie second survivor of the Ilei rln riots te tctlfy nt the trlnl of live men in coifncctlen with the fln.xlng of twenty non-union workers, took the witness stnnd tndny. Cairns, who fol lowed Rebert Officer, the first survivor te tnkc the stand, testified that lifter the defenders of the inllic sun endured under n white Hag. the prisoners were marched out of the bit with their arms nbevc their heads. "After the march started some men took me back te the mine te point out where vc hnd kept our nrms. They let me leek In my locker for some keep sakes I prized highly and then we re joined the mob without finding guns. The witness then pointed out Otis Clark ns one of two men he had seen with C. K. McDowell, superintendent of the mine, and thnt Clark had a gun In bis hand. Fired nt Fleeing Men "Then we marched en nnd I heard some one sheut: " 'Hugh Willis Is coming.' The witness continued. Willis Is nu efllclnl of the miners' union. We marched en till we came te a barbed fence with four or live strands and some one bheutcd: 'All men with guns line up te the right' and some one else sheuted: 'New you fellows run' nnd the firing started. "I tried te climb through the fence, but fell with n lead of buckshot In inv body. A rlffc bullet grazed my scalp. While I wis ljlng there, I saw n bleed-covered, wounded man leaning nguinst a tree. A big man with u gun came up nnd said te the wounded mnn: 'Yeu great big can't we kill you?' and fired Inte his bedj." The witness then pointed te Peter Hiller, one of the defendants, us the man who fired the shot. LAST-MINUTE NEWS SAY VICTORY HALL WOULD COST Sle.000,000 The County Commissioners announced, today thnt the pro posed Victory Hall, te be erected en a plot bounded by Vine and Weed and Eighteenth and Nineteenth streets, will cost net less thnn $16,000,000 provided all suggestions the CommissieneiS have lecelvtd by various organizations are carried out. -'But we nre net tfelng te let the building cost anything like that amount," dald the Commissioners. "We are going te keep the cost within $5,000,000." VOTE ON DISPLACING SUBSIDY BILL AGAIN DEFERRED "WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. futile ellerts'were made ngnln m the Scnnte today by supporters of the Administration shipping bill te Tiring te a vote the question of wnether that measure should rtu.a!a bti'eie the Senate or be displaced by the Nerris--f.jiiieulluial tiuauciug: measure. REVEAL VASI LOOT FROM NAVAL BASE Twenty-two Empleyes at Brooklyn Arrested en U. S. Indictments B00TY W0RTH $woeoo Ry Amec-iated Pr'ii New Yerk, Dec. 20. Twenty-two civilian emplejes nt the Broeklvn nnv ,n()e er(, rreMed today en indict """ returned "cvcrnl months age b.v a Federal Grand Jury, charging thnt Government prepertv te the value of than 91 .000.000 had been stolen since the war. The arrests were made iiy agents et me iiepnrimem ei .insure. The Grand Jury indicated twenty three men after its investigation of the alleged wholesale thefts which the au thorities said Included clothing, oil nnd Other mnterials used at the navy bae. The twenty-third man under indictment wns net found at the naval base today. The Investigation hns been under way for months. Vni't Intelligence officers undertook. ....... r- te nni1 mlt 'he cn,"i, fnr , llls'r',P" nncies between the Inventories and the "ncK suppescu i ue " 'i i: thieves were tee cunning for the regular naval detective force, the members of which were nppnieutly well known te these who were doing the stealing. William J. Burns, chief of the bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice, then asked for help und order ed Kdwnrd J. Breniinn, hend of the bureau's New Yerk office, te assign operatives. Brennan consulted Police (,mn,lcolniier l.nrliiht nnd borrowed :,. """": " " " nf-,iv Pm..u n". m,,"-,i' ' lr,n,Ln?.r: ... ..,,....! ie-,t,i A.nt. uH,;''and ijalph NaVarre and Lieutennnt Trnlner men were put into the warehouses as checkers, laborers, watchmen nnd bookkeepers. These detectives found themselves wntched narrowly until they took advantage of opportunities obvleusl) put in their wu.v of stenllng smnll articles such as wrist watches and murine glassts. Net until they uctunlly concealed these nrtlcles and pietended te steal them were they able te get uny evidence against the men new In custody. They then lenrned that Government property wns being stolen by the trucklnud, In cluding grent boxes of clothing, paint by the barrel, crates of glass and com mercial alcohol by the gallon. Instances were found In which vvnste nnd snlvnged materials bought by con tractors were substituted by new goods or by ether merchandise, than that men tinned in the centract: In ether cases 1 twice the quantity of actual salvaged stuff centractu! for was delivered. Whin Teu think nf Writing, TUtak t WUlTINa, vAdv. Bubierlptlen Price fl a Tear by MaU. Publle IXIaer Company. Herrin Orplutn Girl Buffeted by Fate Uu a Utaff Correspondent Marlen. III.. Dec. 2(1. Fnte plnjs n rclcntle'H game with sU-ycnr-eld .luaiiltn Hudgliis, whose father', tiuy HudgiiiR, wns one of the, three union men killed nt the lAster strip mine Inst .lime. Twe enrs before his dentil, Junniln's mother died. The miners' lcenl union buried Hudglns nnd nrranged thnt his widowed sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur Hudgins, tnke care of Jiinnltn. les terdny she died nnd little Junnitn is nlene ngnln, prodded nnd goaded cruelly by clrcuinstnnccs she can net understand. "Then I saw another mnn fire a shot Inte the body of Jehn Shoemaker, as sistant superintendent of the mine, as he lay wounded en hte ground, the witness continued. "Thrcu men with guns enmc up te Shoemaker and ene bnld : 'Here s thnt machine gunner' nnd put a gun te his head, blew it off." Cairns suld thnt n crowd hnd then found he was alive und subjected him te nil kinds of nbube for nn hour when Sheriff Thnxten, of Williamson County, came up with some ether men and re moved hlra te a hospital. The witness sold he wns one of the gunrds at the mine. Officer testified today in response te questions by the defen-c that the mob . ......I l.An i ii ..mil .1lirK,.H Inilnea nt difTrcnt tims ns It marched toward Herrin. He said he was shortsighted. the nenrcst lie get te nnv of the lenders Cnntlnnrd en fasti Twcntr-en. Column l'eur TAX-EXEMPT PLAN BLOCKEDjN HOUSE Proponents Decide te Lay Aside Proposed Amendment Until After Holidays "iincrm' cav rtDDniucMTC LILKbU, OAT UrrUNtlMle By Anertatcd Prtn Washington. Dec. 20. Heuse Re- IHllllw.Mii l,.n,l..r! ,WI,1..,1 tn.lnv tr. ,irw,. pone further, onsideratien of 'the Green SWI?.? e Mliglv'Sea resolution for nn amendment te the men and severely be.ilen. Fer several Constitution prohibiting issunnee of weeks Daniels was in a precarious tax exempt securities, urged by Prcsi- ,0,'L,i'i.n" because of his nge. .,. Tr , . ., .. , Neither Daniels nor Andrews was dent Hnrding and Secretary Mellen, of nbIe , identify n lnBlP peren in the Treasury. the mob. nor could they give any In- After a conference of lenders it was formation in regard te Daniels'" son, nnneunccd thnt further consideration of ' " "" .nni1 Richards, the measure "would go ever until nfter i Daniels declared he recegnied Ar the hellda.vs ' because of the absence of Kansas and Mississippi nutomebile II n large number of Heuse membeis. ! cense tags. Representntlve Garner. Teas, rank-I l c'lnnet tell a thing new ally ing Democrat of the Wnvs and Means I "!0,re "mil I could the night of ths Committee, who lis the fight ngninst kidnnpping. said Daniels, in discuss- rne resolution, declared in n statement thnt "it was licked." Mr Gamer nnd these with him in the fight were in the chamber prepnred te go en with It when notified thnt the measure had been put nside. Debate had net been concluded when the Heuse adjourned Inst night nnd the resolution hnd the right of wav again today. Republican leaders, it was said, were disconcerted b.v the opposl epposl oppesl tlon in their own ranks nnd opponents had asserted that as the proposal need ed n twe-thlrds vote It could net be put through. MAN SAYS HE KNOWS WHO KILLED WILLIAM D. TAYLOR Teledo Police Inquire Inte Depe Ring Story and Examine Youth Teledo. O.. Dec. 20. (Bv A. P 1 I eliee tedny nre holding Jehn Mnrn Mnrn jlne, twenty-three, for examination, iKitu ns te his sanity and his sterv that he knows who murdered William Desmond Ta.vler, motion-picture di rector. In Hollywood, Oil., n venr age. Mnrnzlne was arrested Inte v ester day after he had entered a dwelling house nnd asked te be hidden, declar ing that he was nmrki'd for nssnssinn nssnssinn tlen nnd was driven out of California by members of n "dope ring" who knew thnt he knew who killed Tnjler. "Several members of n ,,, r,. are responsible for Tayler's death,' the prisoner told police. "Their agents have followed me all the wav from t'allfernln into Ohie nnd I am marked for death," he asserted. A suit case the pilsener enrried, wns filled with women's apparel, which Marazliie said he had used te disguise himself te escape his pursuers. PRICE' TWO CENTS LOUISIANA TROOPS REACH MER ROUGE N DRIVE ON KLAN Mystery Surrounds Next Mev of Guardsmen Ordered Out by Governer Parker BODIES OF MISSING MOB VICTIMS REPORTED FOUND State Executive Determined te Step Heeded Outrages At tributed te Ku Klux New Orleans. Dec. 20. Company O, N'ntlennl Otinrd, of Menree, ordered mobilized by Governer Jehn M. Parker In a crusade against the Ku Klux Klan, has arrived nt Mer Rouge, nnd pitched camp, "according te n telephone dis patch received here today. The company includes sixty-eight nrmed men, fully equipped. Although tile troop movement Is known te be di rected against the heeded klansmen, the precise purpose of the mobilization Iv. nM "et -VPt bec" revealed. The guardsmen were moved en or er clers which were Issued through the Adjutant General's office nt Baten Rouge, but Governer Parker Is bilent en the next step te be taken. Kidnapping Recalled It generally uns believed the troepa were sent te Morehouse I.nrll I,. e. 11PCf'en with the situation growing out et tllu KliJnnpping last August by heeded I ''p". supposedly members of the Ku .... K.HIH ei nve .Mer iinugp citizens, two of whom Mnjer Watt Daniels and lliemas I letcher Richards still are missing. One report yesterdnv wns that the soldiers would go te Bastrop te guard the couitheui during nn open hearing of the Mer Reu-:e kidnapping, said te cmx n erUercd by Governer Parker. Mill another wns that they would drag fi Inke near Mer Rouge which is believed by relatives of the missing men may contain their bodies. The Mer Rouge kidnapping case which ter four months has baffled all of the legal mnchinery of the Stnte of Louis iana, enginnted. it is said, iih a result of n feud between rival factions of Morehouse parish. Although the Ku Klux Klan organ! ergan! organ! 7ntIen of Louisiana. Arkansas and .Mississippi have been charged with be ing Involved in the mysterious disap pearance of Majer Daniels nnd Rlch nrds. mariv citizens of Northeast Lou isiana believe thnt the case gees much deeper than alleged Ku Klux animosity nnd is mere or less rnclnl. rivalling In nmnv respects the celebrated feuds of the Cumberland mountains of Kentucky. A.iiiireai:v Uliu l irgllUU. Fight Brewing for Twenty-five Yeara Although the feudal fight was said te hove been brewing for n qunrter of n century, involving some of the lend ing families of Mprcheuse Parish, a cllmnx was reached en August 24, when J. L. Daniels, seventy jenrs old, former prominent Mer Rouge mer chant; Watt Daniels, his sen: Watt Davenport, scion of a leading Leuisinna family, and W. C. Andrews, n plnnter, were kidnapped by forty or liftv masked men en their wav from Bastrop te their homes In Mpr Rouge. A big highway celebration nnd fes tival v.ns held nt Bastrop en August -4, nnd thousands of people attended. J he five victims of heeded riders at tended the celebration, witnessed the baseball game between Menree nnd Bas trop and then s nrtcd home In the eve ning in two automobiles. When they vure midway between Bastrop and Mer Rouge the heeded men nppeared en the hU'hway nnd seized the five. Wntt Davenport was released within nn hour. Searchers for twenty-four hours tried te find the men who were kidnapped and the day following the affair the "r "","'"" ." ," ; ;v"""'"s unu their way back te their homes ut Mer Rouge i in n serleiiH uindltinn. Their sterlea gnve but little information in regard te the kidnapping. Ter a while neither Daniels nor An. I drPWS Would is(M1SS the Case, llllt tllPV ing the case again vesterdnv. Blindfolded and Beaten "We vveie blindfolded and taken te the weeds and beaten and inv son and Kb hards were taken nwnv from us, nnd we have net henid from them siine. I Ie net l.udvv nnv of the men involved iu the kidnapping, but thev looked lik what we knew of i ln Kn Klux, us thny had heeds and robes." Following the kidnapping the Mnre Mnre heuse Parish Grand Jiirv wn-i organ ized at Itasttep and made a thorough in"estlgntlen, but no indictments were i et u rued When district court ellicinls failed te solve the ni) story. Governer Parker an nounced his determination tn use all the power of the Stnte In the case. Governer Piukcr's investigation nnd that of Attorney General Cece huva been shrouded in much in) story and di rected from the Stute capltul ut Baten Rouge. Ter the past three months there have been detectives und ethei investigators in Morehout parish, Interrogating citizens and making searches for the bodies of Richards and Daniels, which, acierding te some peiseus, were be llev ed te hnve been cast into u luke la the vicinit) of Mer Rouge Washington. Tec 20 In e state ment ibsued Inst night Ir. W. H. Hvans, Imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, virtually confirmed reports which startled Washington early in the day, te the effect that his real mtssleu in visiting the capital Is te lay the groundwork for un ambitious scheme seeking ultimate control of national legislation. Rumors had spread during the day that Kvans hed even seen Preside Hnrding nt the White. Heime, but thla wns denied by the President nnd sut sequeutly by Evans, M flj m5 7 I , j n Ml T 1 , '.aVjiUAtiV.