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IT PAYS TO GROW THE BEST VALLEY OF A-l C R OP S AN INDEPENDENT PROGRESSJVE JOURNAL THIRTY-SECOND YEAR 14 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THURSDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 22, 1921 14 PAGES VOL. XXXII, NO. 148 v y TB IV ii n m n r n iilillUilU Till BILL Consideration of Bill At Earliest Opportunity Urged By Chairman Pen rose of Committee " TO KEPORT TODAY Majority Members Will Ssbmit Views "to Upper House Immediately, Leader Declares Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept 21. -p The amended house tax revision bill was presented today to the senate by Chairman Penrose of the finance committee, who gave notice that he would submit the majority report to morrow and urged that the measure be considered when other business permits. r Designed to raise approximately three and a quarter billions of dol lars In tevenue this fiscal year, the amended measure provides. Features of Amended Bi'l . Repeal of the excess nrufit tax Jan. 1, 1322, as proposed by tho house. Reduction of the maximum Income surtax rate from 65 per cent to s: per cent, effective next Jan. 1, as pro vided In the house bill, but with changes made in the lower brackets to reduce the amount of surtaxes paid by all individuals. . . . An increase of S to' 15 per cent in the normal corporation income tax, - effective Jan. 1, 1922, in lieu of the f 2Vi per cent advance agreed upon by the house. Repeal of the corporation capital stock tax, beginning in 1922, a new provision. neUUUllUll UL Hits 11CI,I1L auu senger taxes from 3 and 8 per cent to 1 and 4 per cent, respectively,, effective next Jan. 1, with their re peal Jan. 1, 1923. The house proposed repeal of all transportation taxes as of next Jan. 1. An Increase of $500 in the exemp tion allowed heads of families having net incomes of $5000 or less, a house provision. . ' An increase from 200 to $400 in the i exemptions allowed on account of de- pendents, a house proposal. Repeal Luxury Tei The finance committee concurred in the house action in repealing the so called nuisance and luxury taxes and substituting manufacturers' taxes. These and other minor changes prev iously have been published. Another importantchange deals with capital ret income. The senate provides that ' if any taxpayer' derives a capital' net rin in any taxable year, "such cap ital net iraln shall be stated separately from the ordinary net income in the "taxpayer's return; and only 40 per w.n nt such capital net gain shall be taken into account in determining hfi amount of the net income upon which taxes are imposed by sections "in 211 and 230 of this title (the nor mal income, turtax and corporation tax sections).. In any such case the tax shall be collected and paid on the sum of the ampunt, of ordinary (Continued on Page Two) DcjiVt Take the Count of Ten when your body creaks and groans and you feel like, you are ready for the scrap heap, scan through the list of business and professional cards in The Repubiir . can's Business Direc tory and find the proper relief meas ures for your particu lar needs. When You're Looking for Anything Refer to The Arizona Republican's Classified Business Directory HAILG.O.P.VICTDItYiN N.M.AS ENDORiyilNmTW Republican A. P. Leased Wire ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., Sept. 21 The election of Holm O, Bursum of Socorro as United States senator from New Mexico was indicated by a plurality of more than 7,000, based upon comprehensive but incomplete returns from every county in the state, received at republican state headquarters here today. Figures show that Bursum carried 20 coun ties, with a total of 13,173; Richard H. Hanna, Democrat, . carried 11 counties, his - total vote being 5,800. This gives Butsum 7,373 plurality. O, L. Phillips, chairman of the re publican campaign committee said this afternoon that Senator Bursum's plurality would exceed 8,000."" He said a large majority of the missing pre cincts are republican and is confident they will increase Bursum's lead. ... Arthur Seligman, Santa Fe, demo cratic chairman, in a long distance telephone statement to the Morning Journal tonight, said: "I think Bursum has heen elected. but I don't think his.plurality will be as large as ' the Republicans claim. Reports that we are receiving now are cutting down Bursum s plurality. Returns' on the 11 constitutional amendments are meager. The count ing of the vote everywhere has been slow and no figures have been., re ceived to indicate what the final re sult will be. Victory Pleases President WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 The fol- lowing telegram of congratulation I was sent to Senator Bursum late to- dav bv President Hardin: I "Congratulations on the splendid I endorsement Iew Mexico , has given well deserved' tribute to Senator Bur you. I know you will be interested sum, he said. Another Reduction In Rediscount Rate Announced In N. Y, Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK, Sept. 21. Con forming to the steady piling up of reserves at the principal financial centers, together with other signs of monetary relaxation, the New York federal reserve bank today . announced a reduction of redis-. counts from 5'i to 5 per cent. Directions of other reserve banks, which usually take their cue from this center, are likely, it was generally believed, to consid er lower rediscount and interest rates. The money strain at western and southern points has eased perceptibly, higher prices ,for cotton having released large sums long tied up in frozen . credits. -' . o ' Wood's Application For Retirement Is Handed To Harding Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. Appli cation of Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood for retirement from active service, effective October 5, supplemented by recommendations for the general's appointment as governor general of the Philippines on that date, were laid before President Harding today by Secretary Weeks. Lacking congressional authority for army officers to hold civil posts, the department asks to make General Wood's appointment in the only pos sible way, which requires his retire- ment. It was pointed out that he was eligible in any event, having served 30- year in the army. o Lloyd George Talks Irish-Labor Issues With His Ministers Republican A. P. Leased Wire GAIRLOCH, Scotland, Sept. , 21 Premiei Lloyd George and his cabi net ministers discussed the Irish situ ation tonight. It'is understood that the delay in the premier's reply to Eamonn de Valera is due to the de sire to avoid the use of phrases that might be loosely interpreted or give any opportunity to saddle the premier with the blame in event of a rupture of the negotiations. CHIROPRACTORS E. E. Helfrich, licensed chiroprac tor. 309 N. First street. Office hours 8 to 12, 5to-6, ... tf enough to permit the administration to share with you the feeling that it represents not only appreciation of your own excellent service but an understanding of the earnest effort that has been made by the party in power to deal with the manifold problems that have confronted it.' It is most heartening to receive such testimony at this time." Gives Adnrrnistration Credit SOCORRO, N. M, Sept. 21 Com menting on his election to the United States senate here today. H. O. Bur sum whose home is here, issued the following statement: "Recent returns indicate my plu rality will exceed 9,000 out of a total vote of 65,000. The proportionate gain over 192(1 exceeds 60 per cent. "I attribute this victory to the ap proval of the constructive business policy of President Harding's helpful gdvernmental aid to our basic indus tries along sound lines and less gov ernment in business. The people have faith that the Harding admin istration will speed up the return of prosperity throughout the country. " Points to G. O. P. Victory, Says WASHINGTON. Sept. -21. The re sult of the special election in New Mexico "points the way to Repub lican victory in 1922," Chairman John T. Adams of the Republican-national committee said tonight. '"It is a splendid vote of confidence in the Republican party, based upon the ac- complishments of the administration and the congress during their six months' control of the government, he added. It also is a splendid and TO CONSIDER FIRST TAXES 11 TREATIES Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept ; 1 Receipt by the senate of the tax revision bill from the finance committee and of the peace treaties with Germany, Austria and Hungary from President Harding wre features of the reas sembling of ..congress oday after its recess. Only brief sessions were held, the senate, after reopening of warfare over the anti-beer bill and a Demo cratic attack on President Harding and administration policies, adjour- ing until tomorrow and the house, under its agreement to transact no important business until Oct. 4, ad journing until Saturday after a per functory meeting. Three day recesses will continue until next month. j In the senate, the peace treaties were referred to the foreign relations committee, which will begin their consideration tomorrow. Little time would be required by the committee. Senator Lodge said. Night sossions of the senate. Republican leaders said, were being considered. Senate debate of the treaties. Sen ator Lodge . announced, would be in open session. Senator Lodge, - Senator Sterling, Republican of South Dakota, in charge of the anti-beer bill, and other Republican leaders conferred today with the president regarding the sen ate" program, which is admittedly cpngested. The immediate program, it was announced, was to expedite tne tax bill and the peace treaties. The railroad debt funding bill is expected to follow the tax measure while the technical "unfinished busi ness" is the Borah bill to restore free tolls to American coastwise vessels using the Panama canal. This is fixed for a vote October 10. with the tax measure being given place In. the meantime. . Numerous bill and resolutions were introduced today and large crowds m ine galleries of both senate ana house witnessed the reconvening. i o Suitor Shoots Girl Who Shuns Marriage Then Kills Himself - Republican A. P. Leased Wire DENVER, Sept. 21. J. A. Reyn olds, believed to be an oil operator from Dallas or Fort Worth. Texas, tonight shot and seriously wounded Miss Hazel Vanmeter, 30 years old, a waitress, and then killed himself. The shooting occurred in front of the Denver county court house at Sixteenth and' Court place, where I cores of pedestrians were passing. Reynolds was 55 years old. Miss Vanmeter is 30. She told the police Reynolds had been following her in an effort to force her to marry him. She had declined. Tonight they went to the seats in front of the court "house and had been talking about 10 minutes when a newsboy approached. According to the girl, Reynolds re sented an unimnortant remars xne girl made to the" newsboy. She told the police he arose and -shot her in the arm. As the a-irl lav on the side walk Reynolds fired a bullet into his own head. Miss Vanmeter said she came here recently from Colorado Springs. Pre viously she had lived in Jjresno, cai. She said she met Reynolds in Fresno. A letter in Reynolds' pocket was ad dressed to 626 East Boulder street, Colorado Springs. Other letters were addressed to him in care or tne gen eral delivery, Dallas. He had in his possession "also a letter from the Guardian Trust company of Fort Worth. Police officials said they believed his home was In cither Dal las or Fort Worth. TESTIFIES HUTTED ASSAULT Member of Party In Hotel Tells Grand Jurjr Film Comedian Told of; Hav ing Used "Substance".- USED ICE ON BODY Others Present When The Alleged Admission Made On Morning Following . Attack, Witness Says . Republican A. P. Leased Wirt LOS ANGELES. Calif., Sept. 21. Admission declared to have' been made by Roscoe ("Fatty") Arbuckje that he had used a foreign substance iij an attack upon Miss Virginia Rappe during a party at the Hotel St. Francis, in San Francisco, were described by Al Semnacher, a friend of Arbuckle, today before the Los Angeles county grand jury accord ing to W. C. Doran, chief deputy dis trict attorney. Arbuckle is held at San Francisco, charged with mur dering Miss Rappo. Doran said Semnacher swore Ar buckle had told of applying ice to portions Of Miss Rappe's body. . Deran outlined the testimony In confirming reports that Semnacher had made identical statements to him at an earlier time and then had declared that he had not, even at the San Francisco inquiry, told of the alleged admitted act. . Semnacher testified that on the morning following the party in the Hotel St. Francis, Arbuckle told him in thd presence of Lowell Sherman, actor; Fred Fischbach, director, and Harry McCullough chauffeur, that he had taken Miss Rappe into a room with him and had committed certain acts in connection with the alleged crime. These acts, according to Chief Deputy Doran, were of a char acter likely to have caused the injury from which Miss Rappe's death re sulted. The grand jury session was called by Chief Deputy Doran in order to hear this, testimony. Information con cerning which was immediately con veyed to Dis'-Tict Attorney Brady at San Francisco, Harry McCullough, chauffeur ,for Arbuckle, who was present when the alleged statements were made by Arbuckle, according to Semnacher'a testimony, also was examined by the grand jury today but his testimony was not made public. Semnacher announced after the examination that he would leave Los Angeles for San Francisco at once. WITNESS EVADES QUESTIONS i SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21. Fred Fischbach, questioned today regard- ing reported grand jury testimony of Al Semnacher in Los Angeles that Roscoe ("Fatty") Arbuckle had made admissions about his treatment of Miss Virginia Rappe at the Hotel St. Francis, party . which . led to her death, gave "evasive replies." accord ing to District Attorney Mathew A. Brady. . Fischbach was' one of the persons to whom Arbuckle made the state ments, according to the story Sem nacher is said to have told the grand jury. Ira C. Fortlouis, another mem ber of the drinking party in Ar- buckle's suite, also was questioned here today but Brady said nothing hew had been learned from him. Semnacher's testimony before the grand jury in Los Angeles contra dicted his grand jury testimony here, according to Isador Golden, deputy district attorney, who said Sem nacher had denied discussing the affair with Arbuckle, although he accompanied Arbuckle to San Fran cisco after the girl's death. From other witnesses,- Golden stated, had been received assertions that the film comedian's conduct had in volved the use of ice. Witnesses tomorrow at the pre liminary hearing of the murder charfee against Arbuckle in the court of Police Judge Sylvain . Lazarus will probably include Dr. Shelby Strange, the autopsy surgeon; Dr. William Ophuls, who performed the post mortem on Miss Rappe; Mrs. Bambina Maude Delmont, who swore to the murder complaint; Mise Grace Halston, one of M lssppe's nurses, and Miss Alice Bla'-a'jd Miss Zeh Prevost, who atten'. uie Arbuckle party. ' This was announced by Mil ton T. U'Ren, assistant district at torney. He said the length of the preliminary hearing would depend on the amount of cross examination by the defense. Brady said Lowell Sherman, last reported to be in New York state. was not needed for the police court examination, but that if it became necessary to enforce his attendance at the trial itself an indictment against him would be sought from the grand jury. Dr. Arthur Beardslee, the hotel physician who attended Miss Rappe, had not returned from a hunting trip today, but no concern was expressed over his non-appearance. GOOD DEMAND FOR HIGH GRADE PIMA AT EASTERN MILLS A good demand for better grade Pima cotton exists in the eastern milling centers, but dealing Is hampered by lack of actual samples and by high quotations that are not firm, according to a special dispatch received by The Republican last night from New Bedford, Mass. The telegram fol lows:. "There Is a smart, demand for better grade Pima, but dealing is hampered by lack of actuaf samples and by high price quota tions that are not firm. Number 1 is quoted at 41 to 44 cents a pound, but not sold. Number 2 is 36 to 38, with occasional sales; No. 3, 34 cents to 35 cents and No. 4, 30 cents to 33 cents delivered." MORLEV M 1BE EVIDENCE HS Republican A. P: Leased Wire TRINIDAD, Colo., Sept. 2t Re sumption of the hearing of the mine wage dispute of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company at Morley mine today developed contradictorv evi dence including charges of picketing Dy witnesses lor the company and of misrepresentation on the part of the company by witnesses for the miners. Agitation for a reduction In wages was started by- employes at this mine, according to the testimony of Charles Chambers, superintendent of ine mine. He said Charles A. Mar shall, weigh master, asked his con sent to go among the men with the petition. Marshall corroborated this testimony but cross examination drew an admission that first cir culation of the petition obtained Only 69 signatures. Subsequently. he testified, one of the two mines of the Morley camp closed down. Later . the number of signers in creased to 160. Miners testified that Marshall. Louis Cicora, a miner, and euie of the employes representatives under the Rockefeller industrial plan, the three men named as active circulat ing the petition, told them "unless they signed for a reduction other mines probably would be closed.' Then some miners testified they signed, preferring a (eduction in wage to the alternative of no work at alL Marshall and Cicora and a representative denied having made this statement to the men. Vincenzo Brecia. mule driver, who declared he spoke little bit of Eng lish but not too much" testified he didn't sign the petition. "Let the mine close, I no sign reduction wages," he declared he told those approaching him with the petition. Several witnesses testified they were members of a group of about 25 men lounging about the company store one afternoon when two rep resentatives of the miners returned from a meeting of representatives of this district, which was addressed by officials of the company. Rep resentatives told -them, they testi Tied, that the , second mine would be closed Septenlber 1, "unless something happened." Thev said most of the men wen to the mine ' office and signed the petition Charres that some miners, prin cipally those who had not signed petitions for reductions, picketed the mine and cursed men going to work under the reduced wage scale were made by Montgomery Maslngale, outside foreman at the Morley mine. "We'll get you dirty scabs," they told men who worked, Masingale testified, adding that they called them ile names, and made other threat. ' Masincale said, on cross examina Hon. that no violence had been at tsmnted and related a conversation organizer lor iw ""tcu nunc Workers had with his men in which he urged them not to use "rough stuff" but to keep the men from crir) to work. Ynn must nOl nave any uuuuic, but if any one comes around your house bothering you, snoot nun, th union oreranizer told tne mem Masinsnle. Efforts to learn tho name oi tnia aiieceu ur innir failed. Masingale said he knew him under three names. Counsel Farrar for the company asked Romilly E. Foote, attorney fnr tho miners, if he would giv the commission the name of this nnmnirer Foote replied he con niHororl this under me ucuue oi Farrar's investigation, not his. He oioinoH to the commission that the organizer was not mm tr,r and he would have no wa; tn moot the testimony .of Masingale. The question or iairness oi wages came into me iuychuwiuvu when counsel rarrar seu Slavic youth of about 19 years, what his daily wage amounted to. Chesnek replied "ten dollars." - t The hearing is scheduled to be resumed tomorrow morning at So pris mine. o ; Swiss Entrant Wins International Cup Race For Balloons Republican A. P. Leased Wire - BRUSSELS. Sept. 21 Unless there should be unforseen changes in avail able figures for the distance covered in the flight of the 14 balloons in the James Gordon Bennett international cup race, the Swiss Pilot Paul Arm bruster, who landed at Lambay island, off the ast coast of county LDublin. Ireland, with a flignt of 514.44 miles, is tne winmi. The Entrlish balloon Margaret was f second witn 419.43 miles, and Ralph Uhpson, American third.- new THOUSANDS OF OTHERS INJURED AS CHEMICAL PRODUCTS PLANT IN GERMANY IS DESTROYED H 0 1ST III DELEGATIOn HOPES FOR U.S. LENIENCY Republican A. P. Leased Wire GENEVA. Sept. 21 Austria still hopes that the United.-States, .w 12 waive priority pf payment of repara tions and other credits,-to j?ennit; P plication of the plan for the economic lestoration of the -country r Count Mensdorff, head of the Austrian dele-, gat ion, informed the financial com mittee of the league assembly today. It seems most unlikely, he said "that the great republic whose peo ple came forward when famine was threatening in Vienna and for more than ' two years provided - food lor hundreds of thousands of children, should stand back when other coun tries have released us." Discussion developed that the res toration pun is ready for execution whenever the united States joins with the other countries. The assembly today listlessly heard reports of the humanitarian com mittee. There was "much talk that the method of procedure should be changed, as interest is lacking when delegates read lengthy reports already printed. , Tomorrow Let via, Esthonia and Lithuania will be admitted to mem bership. Immediately the Vilna dis pute will come up, with both Polish and Lithuanian delegates present to state their case. - Count Appony! arrived today ' to present Hungary's claim for admis sion. He declared that the report that Hungarian troops were in Bur genland was untrue and that all the trouble there was caused by local armed bandits, for which the Hun garian government was not re sponsible. The council decided today to take up Albania's complaint of Serbian ag gression on the Drlna. M. Spalaiko- tltch, the Jugo-Slav delegate, denied the competency of the council or the assembly to deal with the question, and refused to make any definite statement in reply . to Albania's charges. . o Democrat Launches Bitter Attack On Harding In Senate ' Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 Senator Harrison of Mississippi, Democrat. today attacked President Harding for taking a vacation trip last week and charged the Republican administra tion with failure to carry out its campaign pledge to bring increased propserity. . The senator declared that while President Harding and several cabi net members were enjoying thevva- cation trip, "millions of Americans were hanging their heads in shame, because men who "helped win the war" were being offered on the auc tion block in Boston. "The American people want more work and less play," he said, looking across to the Republican side. "More, results and fewer recommendations; more meal tickets and fewer bread lines; more prosperity .' and fewer poor houses. Senator Harrison made the letter recently written by President Hard Ing recounting achievements of the Republican congress, the basis for his address although on inquiry from Senator Penrose, a Republican lead er, as to his "text" he said he was speaking on"the deficiencies and de linquencies of the Republican party." The president's letter. Senator Harrison said, "shocked and almost pained some Democrats," and ' was written in the interests of the can didacy of Senator Bursum, Republi can senatorial candidate in yester day's election in New Mexico. Sen ator Lodge, Republican leader, read a telegram announcing the election of Senator Bursum and explained he was presenting it merely as informa tion. Bodies Of Three Men Found Strewn Along M.P. Railway Tracks Republican A. P. Leased Wire ST. LOUIS, Sept. 21. The bodies of three murdered men were1 found within a few miles of each other in southern Illinois tonight by crews of Missouri Pacific trains. Two of the men are believed to have been former soldiers. Both wore uniforms. Police here believe robbery was the motive and assert the triple murder occurred on the same freight train. The bodies have not been identified. The pockets of the three victims had been turned inside out. Skulls of two of the men had been crushed, and the third had been shot three times through the body. One body was found in a car of lumber at Dupo, a second found at Wolff Lake, 90 miles from here, and the third at Halsey. two miles from Wolff . Lake. The freight train which arrived in Dupo previously passed through Wolff Lake and Hal sey and enroute the crew of another train found the other two bodies along . the right of way. Nearby Towns Wrecked and Death and De struction Spread Over Wide Area By Shock . And Resulting Fire Work of Relief 1 Progresses Slowly ' (Republican A. P. Leased Wire) MAYENCE, Germany, Sept. 21 A great explosion today at the chemical products plant of the Badische Anilinfabrik company at Appau, on the Rhine, wrecked the town and spread death and destruction The num ber of killed is estimated at from 1,000 to 1,500 and the injured nearly 2,000. . - ' r ; One report says there were 3,00 men on the spot, and it is believed that about half of them were killed. Oppau is a scene of desolation, more than a third of the houses having been destroyed while the roofs of the others were swept off. Here also many were killed or injured. . - The explosion was attributed by some to excess pressure in two ad joining gasometers, this part of the works being pulverized. Where the gasometers atood is now a funnel shaped hole 120 yards wfde and 45 yards deep, while twisted girders and debris lie scattered aJttout. For sev eral hundred yards not a wall is left standing. Many Heart Rending Scenes The directorate of the company Is quoted' as saying that the explosion occured in a storehouse containing 4,000 tons of nitrous sulphates, which was believed to be free from danger of .explosion. . All nearby workmen oweiunns were razed. At Mannheim, across the river, 35 persons were seriously in jured and 200 or more slightly, in jured. Ludwigschafen , reports say three workmen's trains were buried under the wreckage and many chil dren injured. Heart rending scenes were wit nessed at the little cemetery near Oppau where there are already more than 200 bodies on tne grass, numer ous tombstones were hurled fn var ious directions. There was not a door or window left Intact for a radln of three miles. French medical units are aiding in : the rescue work. Assistance aiso has. been rxshed from neignDoring towns and all publia and. private motor cars and vehicles were requisi tioned. 1 A regiment of colonial Infantry and the first Madagascar regiment from Ludwigshafen immediately proceeded to Oppau to preserve order and aid in the work of rescue. Describing the disaster, a captain of the first colonel infantry said: Describe Disaster T was riding close to the factory at 7: SO in the morning, when I heard a dull rumbling. The earth seemed to quiver and an immense -column of smoke shot up a few hundred vards from me followed immediately by an explosion and. a rush of air which hurled me and my horse to the earth " When I picked myself up an immense cloud of dust and smoke hid that part of the factory near the gasometers. All sorts of objects rained down on the road. "Hearing cries behind me I turned and realized that the village of Op pau was destroyed as by an earth quake. Shortly after, main buildings f the nlant burst into flames and the air was filled with ammfinla fumes. Twenty minutes after the first explosion, there was another but less violent. The alarm was quickly given and in less than half an hour help ar rived. Unfortunately, as further ex plosions - were feared, the rescue parties were not able to get to work properly before s o ciock. II AST MDRldJFE VW5 GIRLS VOTE TO BAN SILKS SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 21 Girl students of the high school of com merce, about 1,000 in number, voted 9 to 1 today in favor of abolishing the wearing of silk stockings, transparent waists, fancy frocks and pyramid hair dressing, and to substitute cotton stockings, middie blouse and wash dresses. A decision to take a secret ballot was reached al a mass meeting of the B'rla yesterday. , Members of the faculty did not advise the B'r' ' the matter, according to Principal Charles Murphy. BANK BANDIT MAKES RICH HAUL COLBY, Kan, Sept. 21 An unmasked robber lata today locked Cashier j. e. McKinney of the Menlo state bank at Menlo, near here in the bank vault and escaped with $40,000 in cash, according to a report received here. STAYS EXECUTION OF NEGROES . LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Sept. 21 Live of six negroea convicted for mur der in the Elaine riots of 1919 were saved a third time late today when Federal Judge Jacob Trieber granted a petition for a writ of habeas corpus and issued an order temporarily restraining state authorities from proceed ing with the electrocution of the negroes Friday. He seta the case for hear ing at 10 a. m, Monday. NAMES NEW HIGHWAY .COMMISSION PRESCOTT, Sept.. 21 The county board of supervisors tonight an nounced the name of the county highway commission, from which all five old members had been dropped. Those appointed are R..E. Moore and J. E. Wagner of" Jerome. A. E. Gane and Ben C. Ward of Prescott and Charles P. Muller cf Skull Valley. POSTAL DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATING KLAN WASHINGTON, Spt. 21 Following closely the statement that the department of justice was investigating the Ku Klux Klan, Postmaster General Hayes today disclosed to newspaper men that agents of his depart ment afso were inquiring into the activities of the organization.. Mr. Hayes declined to say on what angle the investigation was being made and said he was not yet ready to make a statement concerning the matter. A late statement Issued by the management of the Oppau factory says that the explosion occurred In a reservoir containing 200 tons of ammonium sulphate. It adds that all necessary precautions had been taken so that an explosion appeared im possible. An inquiry has been opened. Plant Partially Destroyed FRANKFORT ON THE MAIN, Germany, Sept. 21. The Bodische Anilinfabrik company, according to the Frankfurter Zeitung. states that its plant at Oppau, where today's explosion occurred, was "partially destroyed. Further explosions, Jt was stated, were not feared. The company's plant at Ludwig schafen. one of the largest in Ger many, wa.i not harmed. The Frank enthal sugar refinery, however, was considerably damaged. In Frankfort street cars were tern-' porarily tied up. Reports from the scene say that large forces of police and firemen equipped with gas masks, are work ing to remove the injured, but are being hampered by a shortage of transportation. o , Police Search For . Dead Girl's Lover As Triple Murderer ' Republican A. P. Leased Wire DOWAGIAC, Mich., Sept. 2 k A man whose identity is withheld, and who is said to have been threatened with death by William Monroe, un less he discontinued his attentions to Monroe's 17-year-old daughter Neva, is being sought in Detroit In con nection with the murder of Monroe, his wife and the girl, whose mutilated bodies were found in their home yes terday. ' Sheriff Sherman Wyman, who left today to -aid Detroit detectives, said he had been informed the suspect, formerly a local resident, was here Saturday night and had encountered Monroe, who threatened to kill him unless he kept away from the girl. The murders are believed to have oc curred Saturday night. Sheriff Wyman said his informa tion, was that the man had attempted to force his attention on the girl dur ing his lesidence here. Ardith Monroe, 10 years old-, an other daughter, who was beaten with the club that was used to kill her parents and sister, regained con sciousness today but was unable to throw any light on the tragedy. She told the authorities she had no rec ollection of the attack. The child probably win recover completely, physicians said.