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NEW YORK, rve. IS. Lead stead spot T.lOfti 7.1."; zinc quiet spot East Si. Louis delivery 7.10(7.20; bar silver foreign .J2Ts: copper firm, spot and nearby 14&14 5-S. COPPER PRICES Average month ol October ...13C22 Average week ending 11-1-22 13."62 Average for November .lSf.SS Average week ending 12-13'22 .1"7146 Close week ending 12 13'22 . . .13S125 VOL. 26 NO. 301 BISBEE, ARIZONA, TUESDAYllORNlNG, DECEMBER 19, 1922" It Price Five Cents 8 ' MASKED BANDITS LOOT MINT AFTER BATTLE 3-- s 7 i i I V Re sane FATE OF FOUR STILL MISSING HOT REVEALED Passengers and Crew Who De serted Sinking Tug Are Marooned Five Days SEARCH IS CONTINUED! Wrecking of Vessel Is Result Overwhelming Opposition Is of Gamble Against ! Expressed to any Alter Storm Sweeping Lake i at ions in Provisions SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.. Dec. j WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 The nav 18. After b'ei.ig marooned five daysial appropriation bill, carrying a re- on the barren Lizzard isle in Lake i fcuperlor. with the temperature well below the zero mark and apparently without food, 23 of the 27 missing persons from the ill-fated tug Re liance have been rescued by the tugs Gray and Favorite, according to a meagre wireless dispatch received here late today from the Gray. Fate of the remaining four missing persons was not revealed in the cryptic dispatch flashed by the Gray's wireless. Search for them is being continued. Those rescued in clude Captain D. A. Williams, mas ter of the Reliance. Captain John McPherson of the Booth Fisheries, a passenger on the croft, still is missing. The message mentioned no other names. Hope of finding any of the miss ing persons alive virtually, was aban doned here earlier in the day when the Gray reported the fifidir,g of two battered lifeboats from the Reliance. It now is assumed the boats ' were waied away' from the island after the marooned men had landed. The hardships suffered by the band during their five day imprison ment will, it is believed here be come new history of the lakes. When they left the sinking tug none cf the men had food fuel Or firearms. The isle on which they landed is practically barren and uninhabitated except for a few huts left by In dians and trappers in past seasons. It probably will be late tomorrow before the tugs can return to this port with fhe survivors because of the ice in Lake Superior. Physicians and medical supplies, together with food and fuel were taken aboard the resuce tugs before they started to fight their way through the ice floes to the wreck scene. The wrecking of the Reliance was the result of a gamble with fate on the part of those aboard the tug. After lying to in a sheltered cove (Continued on Page Two) -taebeS callus tuTrf aseezE.i Ia) "WS C?OCEtcV W4-COA1S TMtRE j AE LOPg OP GUMMAS TgECS. COMMITTEE CONTINUES HEARINGS OF IMPEACHMENT CHARGES; DEFI OF KELLER TO BE INVESTIGATED WASHINGTON. Dec 18 Repre sentative Keller, Republican of Minne sota, to respond to a subpoena requir ing him to give under oath the infor mation upon which he based impeach ment charges against Attorney Gener al Daugherty, has created a prece nent of such possible far-reaching im portance that the house judiciary com mittee decided; today to refer the whole matter to a sub committee for Investigation. Meantime, the h earings on the charges against Mr. Daugherty will go forward, the committee summoning such witnesses as It can find without 23 Castaways from Island Prison BUDGET ES HOUSE Bill Vames Kequest that Harding Negotiate With Powers on Limitation AMENDMENTS DEFEATED quest that the president negotiate with foreign powers relative to limit- ing construction of war craft under 10,000 tons, was passed late today by the house. The bill, which carries a total of $325,000,000 stood up precisely as framed by Chairman r Kelley's sub committee, and provides for an en listed naval force of 86,000, the same as fixed last year. . There was a flurry of talk over the provisions under which the president is asked to negotiate with Great Brit ain, Japan, France and Italy, but any effort to change the language was dropped in the face of overwhelming opposition to any alteration whatever. An amendment to strike out the section offered by Representative Lo gan, Democrat, of South Carolina, who defeated and finally Representative LJnberger, Republican of California Undrew kis hHwfitTi.rent ih,atiAKi to the president the desirability of entering into further negotiations (Continued on Page Two) LOCATE PLANE Machine Discovered on Snow Capped Ridge; Believe Pilot Has Found Shelter SALT LAKE CITY, Dec 18. Pilot Paul Scott, one of the air mail fliers searching for Pilot H. G. Boonstra, returned here today and confirmed a report made by Pilot Lester F. Bishop earlier in the day that an airplane half buried in the snow could be seen on Porcupine ridge -about 12 miles northeast of Salt Lake. Scott said that he flew low over the stranded plane several times and believes that he saw the flying suit of an aviator ! lying close to the plane. More than a dozen planes have been searching the snow-clad hills between Salt Lake City and Rock Springs, Wyo., in hope of finding some trace of Bonnstra, who left here early Fri day morning with mall for Rock Springs. "I saw Boonstra's flying suit lying on the ground on the right side of the plane," Scott said on his return. "He has probably not been seriously hurt by the fall and took off his suit that he might walk to the ranch houses in the valley." While searching parties are racing to the spot, local officials of the air mail service believe that Boontsra has found shelter and is safe, awaiting the arrival of his rescuers. the aid of Mr. Keller, who dramatical ly withdrewfrom the proceedings last Thursday after filing with Chairman Volstead a statement charging that there had been a "bare faced" at tempt to "whitewash" the attorney general. Chairman Volstead plans to appoint within a day or two the sub-committee which, in the language of a formal motion adopted today by the entire committee "ia to make an investiga tion of what action if any, should be taken In connection with the conduct of Mr. Keller towards this committee and towards the house of representatives." LOST MM Witness ' Testifies Miners Shot Down in Cold Blood; Identifies Four Slayers MARION, Ills., Dec. 18. (By the Associated Press) Dr. O. P. Shipman testified today at , the trial of five ! i AAMMAAfM v T t n riot tnat ne had been an eye witness of the shooting of six" unarmed men by a mob in front of the Herrin cem etery the day of the killings. Two other witnesses, Mr. and Mrs. George Mason, testified that they had seen a crowd of armed men drive 30 or 40 unarmed prisoners from the "strip" mine, where the trouble start ed, past their farm near the mine. R. O." Greer, former mayor of Her rin, also testified that he bad seen the prisoners retreat from the mine and that there were forty-eight in the group. Dr. Shipman testified that he had followed the mob and its bleeding, pleading captives a mile and a half through the streets of Herrin to the cemetery, that there had been a vol ley of shots and that he saw six pri soners drop to the dusty road. The witness testified that a man he could not Identify stood over the prostrate victims and emptied the con tents of two revolvers into their bod ies. He swore that Joe Carnaghi, one Day's Events November exports, setting a new high monthly record for 1922, were estimated at $383,000,000. Fall sow ings of winter wheat were announced at -46.069,000 or 3.2 v per cent less' than . 'a uV ago. President Harding discussed pro hibition enforcement with the gover nors of 15 states at a White House conference. The senate continued consideration of the shiplpng bill in the face of an effort to have it displaced by the Norris agricultural financing meas ure. The Central American conference rejected a proposal that the delegates discuss a program looking to the political union of the five Central Mrs. Brunen and Mohr Testify to Their Innocence of Any Participation in Crime MOUNT HOLLY, N. J., .Dec. 18. ! Mrs. Doris Brunen and her brother, Harry C. Mohr, charged with the killing of John T. Brunen, circus owner, denied on the witness stand today that they had any part in the slaying of the howman. Charles M. Powell, confessed slay er, said he had shot Brunen as he sat at a window at his home on March one, at the instigation of Mrs. Brunen and Mohr. Sobbing convulsively, Mrs. Brunen said: "I have never in my live talked about killing my husband. I loved him." Mohr, who preceded the showman's widow on the stand, made an em phatic denial of Powell's statement and the confession involving him in the shooting. "I never urged, hired or suggested to Powell that he kill Brunen, and I never promised him money to kill him." he declared. When the trial re-opened today, counsel for the defense asked the court to dismiss the case against Mrs. Brunen on the ground that the state had failed to prove her either a principal or an accomplice of the crime. Justice Kalisch ruled that al though the testimony against Mrs. Brunen was scant, it was the Jury's duty to pass upon her innonce or guilt. . Mrs. Brunen denied she ever called her husband a brute or that he was cruel to her "except when he was intoxicated." OPPOSUM FOR HARDING OKMULGEE. Okla., Dec- 18. Gabe Burkhardt, an Okmulgee hunter and trapper, today forwarded a live, white opposum weighing 15 pounds to Pres ident Warren G. Harding as a Christ mas gift. . The animal was especially fattened for his visit to the White House. DENY PART IN . MURDER PACT of the defendants, had fired into the prostrate body of Howard Hoffman, one of the 20 non-union men killed during the riot and that blood bad spurted a foot into the air as the bul let struck. "Oh, men, oh, men," what are you doing?'' the witness quoted Hoffman a ssaying. "If you have ever said your prayers say them now d- you, for you wont have much Jonger," he testified an unidentified leader of the mob told the prisoners just before they were shot down. Asked if he could tell who did the shooting. Dr. Shipman named Joe Car naghi and Leva Mann, two of the de fendants now on trial, and Percy Hall and Jim Galligan who have been in dicted "but who are not defendants in the present case. Under the longest and 'severest cross examination yet given any state's witnesses,. Dr. Shipman said that he had represented coal com panies in "about 100" claims cases in the past three years. He denied, how ever, that he was prejudiced against the miners and said he had represent ed "three or four1 miners in suits. in Washington American republics. Confirmation of the nomination of Pierce Butler, St. Paul, Minn., at torney, to be anassociate justice of; the supreme court, was recommended i by the senate- jadiciaTy committee. The house passed the naval appro priation bill carrying a recommenda tion that the president negotiate with other powers on limitation of war craft construction under 10,000 tons, j Continued refusal of Representa tive Keller, Republican of Minnesota to testify before the house judiciary committee on his impeachment char ges against Attorney General Daugh- j erty led to the appointment of a I sub-committee to recommend a; course of action. I Obtain Between $3,000 and $4,000 in Two Robberies; Overlook $15,000 LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18. Bandits obtained between $3,000 and $4,000 in robberies at two banks in Los An geles and vicinity today and missed $15,000 at a cafeteria, when they be came frightened by the screaming of a girl employe. A single robber obtained $1,000 at the Western State bank in the west ern residential district of Los An geles. At the Walnut State Bank at Walnut Park, a suburb, three bandits held up two tellers and escaped with between $2,000 and -3,000.1 Two bandits who attempted to hold up the business office of Boose Broth ers cafeteria hurried away when a girl clerk screamed and fainted. About -15,000 in currency, obtained in preparation for the weekly payroll was oh a table in. the office, i . ', ' County Assessors, Tax Commission to Hold Conference PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 18. Thean nual conference between the Artaona state tax commission and the county assessors of the state will begin at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning In the of fice of th tax commissioner in the capitol buildtng. Immediately after the close of the conference, the Ari zona Assessors' association, an organ ization composed of the county asses sors of the state, will hold a business meeting. The conference and the meeting will occupy two days, and will be attended by nearly all of the incumbent asses sors and by all of the assesors-elect in the state. BANDITS ACTIVE IN LDS ANGELES AGREEMENT ON REPARAT ONS TANGLE FIRST I Talk of American Loan to' Germany Idle Until Some Adjustment Is Made SOME HOPES OF DELAY Influence May Be Exerted to; Bring About Harmony Be- i tween France and Britain i WASHINGTON, Deo 18. Adjust ment of the reparations dispute be tween London and Paris is the crux of the European tangle, in the Amer ican viewpoint, as stated here today on competent authrity. Talk of any American loan to Germany was des scribed as "idle" until such an ad justment bad been made. It was also made clear that the question of allied war debts to the United States is not viewed in Wash ington as involved in the anglo French differences as to the amount Germany can pay. Beyond this, of- I ficial spokesmen refused to go, in outlining what the Washington gov j eminent had in mind. There was no ' hint as to the purpose or progress of informal discussions with allied leaders which have been indicated both here and abroad to be under way. No answer was returned to inquiries as to whether Germany had again sought American interven- tion in the reparations difficulty. With the .Held of speculation thus narrowed, however, it was evident in unofficial talks today that admin istration hopes that American influ- continued on Page Two) E OF SHIP BILL Norris Would Have Senate Lay Aside Bill and Take Up Farm Measure WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. Support ers of the administration shipping bill and members of an alliance between opponents of the measure and propon ents of the Norris agricultural financ ing bHl, struggled for dominance in the senate today without definite re sults. The issue, which was before the senate throughout a six-hour session, was embodied in the motion of Sen ator Norris, of Nebraska, chairman of the agricultural committee and a leader in the new progressive bloc, to lay aside the ship bill and to take up the senator's own measure to create a government capitalized agency to buy and sell farm products. The question was the subject of numerous conferences and several speeches. An attempt was made son after the session began to 'Obtain unanimous consent for a vote, on the motion late tomorrow and appeared on the point of success, but . a wrangle over detail blocked the way. Renewed efforts are to be made tomorrow: with' prospects favoring a vote before adjournment. Demand that the shipping bill be laid aside was made during the ses sion by Senator Brookhart, Republican of Iowa, Senator Borah, Republican of Idaho, and Senator Fletcher, of Flor ida, leader of the Democratic opposi tion to the measure. Senator RanB dell. Democrat of Louisiana, in an hour speech, urged prompt passage of the legislation, while Senator Jones, Republican of Washington, in charge of it, stood firmly on his determina tion to keep the bill before the senate until rural credits legislation could be reported 10 me senate oy ice uanmngj and currency comnmiee. nairman, McLean of this committee announced during the day that such action might be expected early next week. Senator Borah urged casting aside of the ship bill in favor of agricul tural relief as a matter of justice, de claring that "ship subsidy can wait" until the next session of congress. IN i - Boys Wreck Train With Intention to Loot Mail Car ST. JOSEPH, Mo.,' Dec. 18. Alvin Harion clerk of Easton, Mo., and William Kramer, no address, both 19 years old, were arrested today and confessed, according to the local police, to wrecking Bur lington .passenger train Number night. The train, St. Joseph to 16 east of Saxton last Tuesday St. Louis, was derailed when a rail w?.s removed and seven coaches and the engine left the tracks. Only two or three pass engers were slightly injured. The boys planned to rush in after the derailment and- rob the mail car ,they said. They ex pected that the engineer, fireman and trainmen in the baggage and mail cars would be killed or bad ly hurt and that they would meet with no opposition. When this failed to materialize, they ran away, they said. SCORES LEAGUE Demands Proposals on Straits Question Be Considered to Which Refusal Is Made LAUSANNE. Dec. 18 (By the As sociated Press) "Organized impo tence" was the definition which M. Tchitcherin, the Russian foreign min ister, gave of the league of nations during a heated debate between him and Lord Curzon this afternoon fn a session devoted to the discussion or plans for control of the Turkish straits. The United States, Germany and Russia, do not recognize the league"! said Tchitcherin. "The league Is not I even able to control a single Polish . . - ... ... i general in Vilna. It is unable to ac complish anything in the Lithuanian dispute. What good are the guaran tees of such an organization?" x Tchitcherin declared the allied pro- ROSS AN posals for the regulation of the straits holdup. A speeding automobile car were directed against Russia and put rying seven men. two wearing mask a premium on navalism and militar-land one' drooping over the edge of ism. I the machine, hleedinc- nrofuselv was "These proposals," he added, "are designed to separate Turkey and Rus sia. It is an allied scheme which of fers fallacious protection to Turkey, but grants passage of the straits to warships which would expose Russia's south coast to attack. The project forces Russia to arm, and the guar antees are completely illusory for Turkey." Both M. Tchitcherin and Ismet Pa sha offered new suggestions concern ing control of the straits. Ismet was mild, and accepted in principle most of the proposals made l the' allied power, out i cnttcnerm was extremeiv hostile and demanded that the Rus sian proposal should be considered at length by the sub-commission along with the new Turkish proposn's. Lord Curzon denied this reouest. saying it was impossible to continue the deliberations indefinitely. He as serted that concessions had been made to the Russians by providing in the allied proposals. Three Mexicans Are! Slain by U. S. Force' SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 18. Thre ! Mexicans were killed in a running fitfht with mounted , customs inspec tors and Texas rangers near .Miran n city, Webb county, late today, ac cording to a report received by Dep uty Collector of Customs Ed Cotulla tonight. No member of the ranger i force was injured.. A quantity of In toxicating liquor was seized. ENFORCEMENT OF LAW DISCUSSED OF 14 STATES WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. Problems i of prohibition enforcement were dis- cussed informally today at a White House conference between President Harding the federal departmental: i chiefs directly interested in the sub- ject and governors of 14 states. Tnere waa no 8tatement from the White House as to the results of the meeting, but it was indicated that the discussion revolved almost en-; tirely upon the question of how the I several states could best cooperate with the federal government in ex ecuting the terms of the prohibition amendment. It was indicated that ESCiPEIITH fflM ONE GUARD SLAIN' IN GUN FIGHT Bandits Stage Most Daring Hold -up in Colorado His tory, Declare Police BANDIT CHIEF WOUNDED High Powered Rifles, Sawed Off Shotguns and Pistols Brought Into Play DENVER, Dec. 18. Every peace officer in Colorado tonight is comb ing the highways leading from Denver in search of the masked bandits who shortly after 10:40 o'clock this morn ing shot and killed Charles Linton, uard of the Denver branch of the Kansas City federal reserve bank, stole $200,000 in paper money and es caped after staging a gun fight whn armed guards on duty at the United tSates mint. The money was being transferred from the mint to a de livery truck of the reserve bank standing at the curb and was in fifty packages each containing $4,000. All of the money was in $5 denomina tions. Chief of Police Williams an nounced that Denver police were guarding all roads leading out of the city but that he believed the bandits still were hiding in JVnver. Orders issued to policemen by Chief Will- jjam3 8aja. "Stop every car on every road out of Denver and make every man ac count for himself--and shoot if vou j r,nf ,v- rnhv,or, - ,, . , . . . . ... JJ e, " bf., ,hH' ."""J1" h .1" S that onei apparently the leader was shot seriously, if not mortally, but a government guard on duty at the mint as be turned to fire a fir.al volley at the euards as the bandit j car sped away from the scene of the reported to police as having been seen speeding northward out of the city shortly after the robbery. Po lice riot cars have been dispatched in pursuit of the car. The disregard of the bandits for human lire marks the robbery, ac cording to police as one of the boldest in police annals. With sawed-off shotguns, two of the ban dits bombarded the front door of the mint as they leaped from their au tomobile. Fifty employes of the mint summoned by an alarm bell seized shotguns and rushed to the doors and windows of the mint shoot ing at the bandits who returned their (Continued on rape Two) Weather Report ARIZONA: Tuesday and Wednes day generally fair, . not much change in temperature. NEW MEXICO: Tuesday and Wed nesday generally fair; warmes east portion.' SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: Fair. LOCAL WEATHER REPORT Readings at 7 o'clock last night for preceding 24 hours: Lowest temperature 36. Highest 59. Precipitation .00 inches. Total this year 19.26 inches. Direction or wind SE. Weather: Clear. Lowest temperature this month 34. Highest 68. Precipitation to this date last year. 17.84 inches. i PROHIBITION BY GOVERNORS AND PRESIDENT another meeting of state executives might be called in the coming year at which time the subject would be canvassed more thoroughly. According to some of those who attended there was no suggestion raised during the conference which ! indicated belief that the st-aation might be helped by loosening the present stringent enforcement statue, To the contrary, it was said, the prevalent opinion seemed to have been that imposition of more severe fines and prison terms on conviction of violation would assist the enforce ment officials in their tisks.