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MV 17 1922 '
The Weather Fair today; tomor row cloudy, warmer. Details on Page 4. Missouri Woods Combed For Washington "Sol dier of Fortune." BOASTED HE WOULD NEVER SEE PRISON Convicted of Attack on Wife?First Mate Met Queer Death Here. PILOT GROVE. Mo.. Nov. 16. Handcuffed, pursued by scores of fanners headed by three sheriffs. Boy Kuehling. Washington soldier of fortune, was at liverty some where in the timber country here tonight. Kuehling. on his way to the Mis souri penitentiary from Eldorado Springs after being convicted of [ attempted wife-murder, made his escape in a thrilling dive from a I train here this morning. And with the escape Kuehling made good a courtroom boast "that all the power of the law woultl never get him him behind peniten tiary doors." Kuehling was convicted by a Jury at Eldorado Springs yesterday fol lowing a case In which his life in Washington figured prominently and played a strong part in the verdict. First Wife Drowned Here. During the trial it was shown that Kuehling's attempt on the life of hia wife ner?. the 22-year-old daugh ter of John B. Whitesell. wealthy re tired farmer, echoed of a former ar* rest in Washington, following the death, by drowning of his first wife. Kuehling. it was shown at his trial here, went canoeing on the Potomac. In mid-stream the canoe paddled by Kuehling, overturned. The wife drowned. Kuehling swam to shore. He was arrested after it was found that the wife, a wealthy heiress, had made plans to divorce him. Proof of guilt was lacking, however, and Kuehling was released. A year ago ? he married Kathleet Whitesen. The couple moved to Washington, but la ter returned to Eldorado Springs, the \ home of the bride's parents. "Mj husband was cruel; I told him I was going to divorce him," Mrs. Kuehling told officers on S*TJtember 22. as she lay ir a hospital, a bul let fired by KuehVing. having passed through her skull. The wife could not testify against her husband at his trial this week, her parents did. however. Bonsted He Would Escape. They told of Kuehling's dis covery that Ms wife was seeking a divorce. Then, the parents-in law of the accused man said, he shot her. Mrs. Kuehling will be disfigured for life. Previous to Kuehling's brush with the law in Washington he was involved in a search follow ing the finding of a suicide note, in his hand, le^t on the Aqueduct Bridge. Part of Kuehling's army uniform lay nearby. Later it de veloped that Kuehling had writ ten the suicide note as a "screen." seeking to desert from Camp Meade, Md. ( "The law has had me /before," Kuehling stated after his convic \ tlon yesterday, "but they have never put me behind prison bars yet and they never will. I'll es cape before I get to the peni tentiary." The escape from the train was made while Sheriff Z. N. Church. Kuehling's guard on the trip, was asleep. MILLIONAIRE RED MAY WIN PARDON CHICAGO. Nov. 16.- Rumors were current today that Gov. Small would pardon William Bross Lloyd, million aire Socialist-Communist, and his nineteen fel'ow Communists as soon as they appeared at the penitentiary doors. Lloyd and th? others were sen tenced to various terms in prisih and fined from $1,000 to $5.0u0 each. The Illinois Supreme Court uphnld the verdict last night and ordered the men to jail. The Illinois authorities do not know where the defendants are. All are free under bonds, furnished chiefly by Lloyd and they have scattered in all direction*. It is expected, how e\er. that all of them will be picked up unless they have fled to Russia Lloyd and his co-defendants were eon vie ted of attempting to set* up a Soviet government here. Boston Bull "Ain't What He L'sed to Be" OAKLAND. Cal.. Nov. 16.?\ valu able Boston bull terrier has under gone a blood transfusion operation and the question arises whether he can retain his pedigree as a pure blooded bull. Major, it is declarrd. swallowed the top of a perfume bottle and a tassel from a chorus girls* gown. He suf fered terribly and the operation was decided upon. A French airdalo gave the lifeblood. Major will recover, but will he be what he used to be? Two Men Lost in Storm. HONOLULU. Nov. 16.-?The steam ship Kureha Maru. which arrived here yesterday, reports that its chief radio operator and a sailor were washed overboard during a storm when the vessel was eisht days from Tacoma. The wireless house and sev eral lifeboats were carried away by the waves. (Copyright. 1922.) IN EUROPE'S POWDER MAGAZINE. ?By J. N. Darling. NAMING OF CUNO SEEN AS VICTORY FOR HUGO STINNES New German Cabinet Head Will Have Sup port of Bankers. BERLIN. Nov. 16.?The task of bringing order out of chaos has ! fallen to Wilhelm Cuno. director general of the Hamburg-American Steamship Company and oxie of the republic's leading business men, Cuno accepted the invitation of President Ebert to form a cabinet to succeed Chancellor Wlrth's min istry. Herr Ebert's choice of Cuno is I ' erenei.i'ly considered a victory for j | the People's party, the ?i!tra-coi?- j ! sei vative and reac tionary organ i-. : zation led by Hugo Stlnnes. Ger many's most powerful capitalist, and a defeat for the Socialists. It , was the refusal of the Socialists to ' <*o-operate with the People'3 party in a <-oalition government t*iat pre cipitated the ministerial ?risis re sulting in the downfall of Wirth. President Ebert offered the So cialists, under G. A. Bauer, th ? first chance to form a cabinet, and il was not until Bauer reported his ina bility that Cuno was elected. It was thought certain that Cuno would have the whole-hearted sup port of Stinnes. whose newspapers, have been bitterly assailing Liberal? and Socialists, who have been in power since the formation of the German republic. ? Cuno has made two business trips to the United States since 1?20. U. D. C. AGAIN NAMES ALABAMA WOMAN BIRMINGHAM. Ala.. Nov. 16.? Mrs. Livingstone Rose Schuyler, of New York, was re-elected general of the United Daughters of the Confed eracy in convention today. Mrs. \V. R. Burns, West Virginia, was elected over Mrs. B. A. Blenner. J -?f Virginia, and Mrs. Chappol Cory, of Alabama, in the contest for corre sponding secretary general, the most j spirited of the flection. Mrs. Frank JLyrold. Georgia, was chosen first vice president: Mrs. I Frances E. Ross. California, second i vice president, and Mrs. W. E. Mas : sey. Arkansas, third vicc president. BROWNLOW HEADS CITY MANAGERS KANSAS CITY. Nov. 16.?Louis Brownlow. city manager of Peters burg. Va.. and formerly a Commis sioner of th#. District of Columbia, today was elected to succeed C. L. Osborn. of Kenesha. Wis., as presi dent of the City Managers' Associa I tion in convention here. Washington. D. C.. was chosen for the next an I' nual convention. New vice presidents of the associa tion are: R. B. Rigsby. Durham. N. C.; J. C. Prower. I'ontiac, Mich., and | C. .W. Koiner, Pasadena, Cal. William G. Sharp Is Seriously IB Physicians Silent on Nature Of Former Ambassa dor's Malady. ELYRIA, Ohio. Not. 1?.?William G. Sharp, 63, former Ambassador to France, is seriously 111 at his home here, according to a physician's bulle Wllliam G. Sharp. tin from his bedside today. Attend ing physicians refused to state the nature of his illness. Sharp was American Ambassador to France at the outbreak of the war. He was the first American to become dean of the diplomatic corps at Paris. He was a member of the Sixty-first and Sixty-third Congress from the Fourteenth Congressional district of Ohio. "JOHN D." GOLFS WAY TO SOUTH TARRYTOWN, N. Y.. Nov. 1.? John D. Rockefeller started today to golf Iiis way to the South for the winter. The oil king's first stop en route South was at his Lakewood. N. J., home where he has a private golf course. He will continue South, stopping at various golf clubs until he roaches his estate at Ormond Beach. Fla., about a month from now. ISLAND RUMORED LOST IN QUAKES SANTIAGO. Chile. Nov. 16? Ru mors were persistent here today that Easter Island, off the South Chilean coast, disappeared in the recent earth quakes. This report could not be confirmed, however, and many gov ernment officials declared it untrue. The island has an area of 50 square miles and a population of 1.250. The wireless station there has failed to answer calls. HITBYDRYRULING Sponsors of Measure Work on Draft for Amendment. Extra compensation for vessels which have suffered losses as a re sult of the extension of prohibition to the seas is under consideration by the sponsors of the administration Ship Subsidy bill. The question of making some special provision along: this line will be taken up by a sub-committee of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisherie.s early next week. Feasibility of an amendment of this character was discussed by Rep resentative Edmonds, of Pennsyl vania. a leading: Republican member of the Merchant Marine Committee, yesterday, with the drafting ex perts of the House. The bill in its present form author izes the Shipping Foard to increase the sate of compensation when con sidered desirable to encourage opera tion of vessels in a particular trade route, or the construction of a special type of ship. The compensation may be doubled b> order of the board. One suggestion for amendment is that the Shipping B?ard be authorized to take into consideration losses sus tained as a result of Attorney General Daughfrty's ruling prohibiting the sale of liquor on American vessels. Another suggestion is that special compensation for carrying the mails be authorized. More time will be required for the consideration of the bill than was first expected. The plan now is to allow the greater part of two weeks for action in the House. The House will ajHourn without transacting any business when the special session convenes next Monday. President Harding will address Congress on Tuesday, urtring prompt action on subsidy legislation EINSTEIN ROUSES WRATH OF REDS NEW YORK, Nov. 16.?Word was received here today in a private cable dispatch of the "solemn ex communication" of Prof. Albert Ein stein by the Rusian Communists. Acording to th essage from Mos cow, the Communist party held a special meeting to consider wheth er Einstein's theory of relativity could be reconciled with the the ory of materialism. Prx>f. Timlrazeff reported it could not'be, and was of the opinion that the theories of Prof. Einstein led to "pure ideal ism." the messages stated. On the str*gth of Timirazeff's report, the B(Ksian Communist par ty condemned the Einstein theory f?s being "reactionary of nature, furnishing support for counter-rev olutionary ideas.' The theory also was condemned as being "the prod uct of the bourgeois class In de composition." British Premier's Lead Grows on Late Returns. TWELVE GEORGIAN CHIEFS DEFEATED Labor Now Main Opposi tion Party?Only 2 Women Elected. LONDON, Nov. 16.?According: to latest returns the government has a majority of 87 over all other parties. The returns.from 605 con stituencies show the following re vised returns: Conservatives, 347. Labor, 138. Lloyd George Liberals, 54. Asqulth Liberals, 52. Independent^ 5. Co-operative. 4. Prohibitionist, I. Nationalist, 1. , Liberals, 3. Communist, 1. Labor MakrH Galas. The Conservatives gained 41 seats and lost 64. Labor has gained 77 and lost 17. The Georgltn Liberals gained 6 and lost 79. The Asquith Liberals gained 38 an?l lost 9. Twelve members of the coalition government were defeated. The Labor party In an official communique this morning say's: "The results point clearly to a Labor government in the near future. Now the plain alternative to a Con servative government U a Labor government." Many Labor gai.is unquestionably were the womin's vote* say* the communique, which also announces that unemployment* housing end taxation questions will b* ttepi In the foreground by the Labor party Tn Parliament. Among the 44 candidates forfeit Ing $75o, owing to their failure to poll one-eighth of the total votes recorded in their constituencies, w?h Sir George Palsh. who recently returned from America, who op posed the prime minister in Glas gow. go vera 1 womln wert among those who forfeited, lanssall* Heavy Fall. a? mmtmh or <w veals an exceptionally heavy poll. The Conservatives polled a pre ponderance of votes, constderably in excess of any other party, the Labor party coming second. The number of voters, women and men, in Great Britain totals 20,263,025, whereof approximately 13,444,908 voted. This is bearing in mind that there were over fifty con stituencies where the candidates were returned unopposed. An analysis shows that the parties voted as follows: Conservatives. 5,256,756 Labor, 3,940,819. Independent Liberals, 2,327,774 National Liberals, 1.450,632. Other parties. 670,819. Edwin Scrynjgeour, who beat Winston Churchill in Dundee by over 12,000 majority, will be the first prohibitionist to sit In the British Parliament. This Is his shxth attempt. An ardent prohibi tionist, he in a scion of an ancient line of Scottish standard bearers, and it is claimed a Scrymgeour carried Bruce's standard at Ban nockburn. Ansten Chamberlain Wins, Austen Chamberlain, Conserva tive member of the Georgian gov ernment, who bitterly opposed the activities of the-"die hards" of his own party, weathered the storm in his Birmingham constituency by a majority of 6,0<>0. The unexpected gains bv the La borites was the big surprise of the polling. They will supplant the CeorRlan Liberal!! as "Hi!. Majesty * opposi tion in the new commons, which will meet November 20.' a. A. dynes will undoubtedly lead the opposi tion. as Arthur Henderson, leadinc Laborlte, was defeated In hl?, dls The opposition of the Laborltes bIeyraretoe'?E * m?rt factor than appears on the sur Continued on Page Four. GET YOUR Sunday Want Ad Ready for the Big Sunday T imes-Herald Do It Today, NOW PHONE MAIN 5260 Farmer-Labor Bloc to Lay Plans for Battle Sunday .Radical* to Urge Fight for Program Rather Than Organize New Political Party, ? Leaders Declare. Leaders of labor and farm or ganisations will assemble here Sunday to plan a fight for their interests in the forthcoming ses sion of Congress. A program is to be framed by the executive council. One of the most important mat ters, It is understood, will be the proposal by Senator Cummins, of Iowa, chairman of the Senate Interstate Commerce Committee, to write an anti-strike provision into the transportation act and to amend the law to strengthen the Railroad Board In its control over both railroad operates and em ployes. L?abor and farm organisations ! are opposed to these changes and ! will ask that the law be repealed. Opposition may be sufficient to prevent railroad actios and th?> flght will be over Um propose* repeal of the entlr* statute. The meeting was called by Will iam H. Johnston, president of the International Association of Ma chinists, member of the council. Ms nsegbt of 1%M Party. Members, according to Mr. John ston. have no thought of any third party movement, but Intend to work through the Progressives, radicals and other members of the new Con gress. They assert they brought about the election of Shlpstead. farmer labor candidate In Minnesota; elected DHL Democrat, in Washing ton; gave Brookhart in Iowa the Continued on Pmoo Thher. Jury Returns Second De gree Murder Verdict Against Mrs.Phillips. HER HUSBAND GRINS Father of Slain Woman Ex presses Disgust When De cision Is Announced. LOS ANOEL.ES. CM.. Nov. 1?.? Conviction of Mrs. Clara Phillips of second-decree mucder for the slaying of Mrs. Alberta Meadows, closed the sensational "hammer murder" case here today. Th?b outcomo was a compromise ver dict reached by a Jury of nine men and three women and it carries with It a sentence of from ten years to life imprisonment. Four men saved the life of Mrs. Phillips, it was learned. They were juror* BT"H. Sutton. E T. Eddy. Jotin C. Mehler and John Blackburn, who voted for a verdict of manslaughter on the first ballot, while the three women and the other male Jurors cast their ballots for a conviction of mur der in the first degrees \ Innanlty Plea Dlaregarird. The question of insanity, offered by the defense, received little consid eration. Jurors said. The prosecution alleged Mrs. Phil lips bought a hammer in a five and ten cent store and drove with Mrs. Peggy Caffee. her chorus girl chum, and Mrs. Meadows, a comely young widow, to a lone roadside. Then Mrs. Phillips accused Mrs. Meadows of In timacy with her husband. Armour Phillips, and beat her to death with the hammer. Phillips and Mrs. Caffee both told the story to the police and Mrs. Ph?l Ilips was brought back from Arlsona where she had fled. Mrs. Caffee was the State's star witness at the trial, and gave a vivid description of the declared her chum had been the first to strike Mrs. Meadows with the ham mer. There was no testimony prov ing Mrs. Meadows and Phillips had been intimate. Ilrml Silence Reifai. Dead silence reigned In the court room when the verdict was read. "It might have been worse.** jars Phillips said later, with a strange smile. "I was stunned when the ver dict was read. T don't know why tne jury didn't believe my story. It was all true." Meanwhile Fred Tremaine. father of the murdered woman, was dis gusted while his daughter. Genera, wept but made no comment. "I don't know what one would have to do to be guilty of murder in the first degree." Tremaine declared. Armour Phillips, the husband who first told the police his wife had con fessed the crime, grinned *hen the verdict was read, as if In saarfaction that his original story had^Wt sent his wife to the gallows. He did not testify against Mrs. Phillips during the trial. Secretary Acts to Stop At tacks on Foreigners - In Border Towns. MEXICO IN PROTEST Sends Notes on Outrages While Obregon Moves For Recognition. AUSTIN, Tex.. Nov. J?.?Federal recognition of the situation at P.reckenrldge. Tex., where Mexican* are regarded to be fleeing following threatg from a aecret order called the "White Owla." waa taken to<My. Secretary of State Hughe* wired Gov. Pat Neff asking that adequate measures be taken to afford protec tion for Mexicans at Breckenrldga. Kepesd U IMgkt MEXICO CITY. Nov. 1?.?Step, to remove the obstacle to recognition of the Mexican government by the United States?Article 17 of the Mexican constitution?have been taken by President Obregon. The Mexican president plans to pre sent to the chamber of deputies Fri day his project for modified Inter pretation of the article which impose* a retroactive tax on *ub*urface min eral and oil properties owned by for eign capital. The United State* has Informed Mexico that she could never hope for recognition until the constitutional provision was scrapped. Even the decision of the Mexican supreme court that the taxation article was not retroactive did not move the American government from it* deter | mination. The Uhited States has | pointed out that the whole provision must be nullified by parliamentary action. Personally. President Obregon has been in favor of the repeal of the article but has never before felt him self powerful enough with the Mexi can people, who are quite favorable to the article to advocate its removal The announcement that the matter is to be presented to the deputies in dicates that President Obregon now feels he Is strong enough to *pon*or the repeal. Meitn Send. Prstesls. sent to the chamber of Deputies Fri Dip.omatic representations over alleged "indiscriminate" killing of Mexicans in small towns in the southwest were lodged by Mexico with the State Department here. It was learned yesterday. Two notes were delivered to the department by the Mexican charge d'affaires. One note detailed alleged murders of Mexican citixens in Texas towns within the past few months, declaring Justice has not been meted out to th* slayers. A second note deals with the situation In Breckenrldge. Tex., where, it was reported, Americans yesterday gave Mexican Inhabitants twenty-four hours to leav* town, or be forcibly ejected. 500 Cars Marooned In Mud on Island Hundreds Who Attended Road Opening Spend Miserable Night in Rain. Marooned in a sea of mud with a driving: wind, and a chflling rain adding to their discomfort, occu pants of over 500 c .omobiles. who on Wednesday drove to witness the ceremonies of the opening: of a new road and toll bridge at Chin coteague Island Va., yesterday were rescued .by farm tractors and horse* following an Uncomfortable night in the open. The ceremonies were not quits half over when the heavy rain broke up th? outdoor celebration. Gov. Lee Trlnkle and others on the program find the audience thas journeyed over to the island in automobiles, where the ceremonies were continued in the high school auditorium. When the automobiles attempted io return to the mainland more than 500 became mired and their occupants were forced to remain in them throughout the night. Got. Trinkle and his party were ferried to the mainland. FASQSTI CfflET RATTLES SABRE ATPARL1AMENT "Support Me, or m Make This Hall Military Bivouac," He Shouts. WILL SCRAP SOME TREATIES, HE SAYS Deputies Will Subscribe To Mussolini's De mands, Is Belief. ROME. No*. 1?? Benito Mussolini. Faaelstl. prem^r of Italy, took IN chamber of depotlss by Morn tote} "Support me or be dissolved " ... hie attitude ae be temanted broader powers than ever had been granted an Italian government bead. Mussolini went before the body realiilng that the majority of the members were bitterly opposed to the principles of Fssdsaa. but neverthe leae determined to swing the chamber to hie support. The premier, who fostered the rev olutionary coup of the Faselsti "Black Shirts" resulting In his assumption or Power, demanded that Parliament vote him full poeei to teai with bureaucratic and financial problem. In^hls own way until December ?l. ? ssstfd of Power. In spite of the fact that he ha? but thirty-owe Fascist) supporters In the chamber he openly boasted lha: he could have "turned this hall Into a military bivouac" If he had seen At to unleash his KON heavily armed followers. The youthful statesman made It plain that he was asking no favors of Uk Mi members of the house He even went so far as to order them to sapport his program, ssying he would dissolve parliament and ap peal to the country If they refused ~I sm here to defend snd de velop to a maximum ln< revolution of the 'Black Shir a, - h, .nsppe<.. "by Introducing ??. as an Intimate foroa In the devoc proeut. prt.gr.s' and equilibrium of the natka "I have set limitations for m> sslf. even though I have isa.swi youths iully a--meC aw mystically ready to obey my orders. J cou. ? have chastised all thooe who de. famed and threw .n id at ?ei-tam I coul. have turned !*?? hall ,.it.. Parliament and ir?/.ji?i j an ??* a military bivouac, could have close.l elusive Faacistl cabinet, but 1 ha v. not done It?st !eest. not for th present." OntHnee His Reforms. In outlining his reforms, the pre mier ssid he believed he war in terpreting the sentiment of t... chamber and that of tbe majorit; of the people. Mussolini, speaking of his for eign policy, ststed he would Uk. moves to scrap some of the tr.-at?. J which now bind his country. As far as Itx e is concerned - he added, "we In rid to pursue a Policy of national dignity and j?e fulness." It Is believed tin deputies w,l' subscribe to Mua.oi.nit provram Discussion of it will las: .ib.iat four days, during the Jebu- a,.o-?i ft*- deputies are to speak A report is current that Denicota. president of the chamber of dep uties. handed in his resignation af ter Mussolini's attack. .Muslim speech ?. |, | | Mussolini's speech was more via orous and concise thsn was expect* ?<J. In fact, most of his statements were astounding for their unheard of frankness and inexorableness ..| purpose. He did not speak to the Pascisti or to the nation in gen eral He is certain the Faacistl know his mind and agree with him perfectly and he Is convinced the nation at large stands by him He spoke rather to the adversaries, of rastsni. SO per cent patriots and statesmen of old mentality I He .poke to these like a victorious I general would speak to a rebelli. oua regiment that ha. been force.i to submission. He used strong un mistakable language He promise* | to forgive them provided they ac :cept hii conditions graciously The greater part of his speech |*was intended for the world at larrr , ?nd France and England In par I tlcular. Never before, perhaps, has a statesman spoken to the allied nations with such frankness He began his speech without the uaual form. "Honorable colleague, ' etc..- but simply. "Gentlemen, mv coming before you in this hsll is S?I act Of formal deference toward you. for which I do not ask any particular thanks. "For many years there hss been a ministerial crisis In the chamber of deputies wtth maneuvering, s?d subterfuges, and that crista was generally qualified as sn smbush as sault. In which the deputies repre sented the sssallants snd the min istry represented the shaky stsse. coach. *he continued. r?a? Nat Paa lllecain,. "The recent crisis wsa caused from outside the chamber bv the Faeclstt. supported by the will of the people. I care not what the supporters of constitutionalism nut think concerning its Illegally. 1 afflrm the revolution has Its right. I shall add that so you all msy know I am here to defend snd strengthen to a maximum decree the black shirts' revolution, stamp ing It upon the page, of the na tlon s history wtth indelible chsr acters. "f could have had ? tremendous I complete victory, but 1 did not CoaHased en Pa* Four. ' THE TIMES-HERALD SUNDAY assgggas/