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SUABILITY CHARACTER ENTERPRISE
OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER
VOL. XV, NO. 82
TULSA DAILY WORLD, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1920
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WOUNDED AS HE
HIS CAR AHEAD
S. S. Duke, Railroader, at
Point of Death in Uk
A. C. Mulling Employed by
Burns, Alleged to Have
Fired the Shot
'JOYRIDc bNUS In IKAucUT
Jlrs. Duke and Another Wom
an With Mullins ; Thought
Hijackers Behind, Claim
At 3 o'clock this morning Duke
km on li operating table at the
hospital. It was thought he could
S. S. Duke, a switchman employed
by the Frisco, was shot In tho stom
ich and probably fatally injured
mly thl morning whllo giving chase
la a taxlcap to an automobile In
hlch ho believed his wlfo was Joy
riding. A man giving the name of A. C.
Mullins, who in alleged to have fired
thsihot wounding Duke, camo to the
police station about an hour and a
half after tho shooting h a semi- In
itiated condition and surrendered,
llf Is hold for investigation.
Mrs. Duke and a woman glvlnglhr
name of Jlrs. Ira Dalton were ar
reted at the Oklahoma hospital.
Tr.cre uuk was taken, about an
ucur aiiPr mo snooting.
fru n,LA ...1.1 tl. -t
. . . ' u l twill II, U ,Wl,lJ nnu WilB
In the car her husband was pursulne
ir.4 from .which thoRhot wounding
Mpi was flrerl. She said sho had been
livlteil to go riding by Mullins and
Mullins of his own accord, tho po
tt nsort. told tho officers that he
ffrpd n shot Into tho air." Ho was
m iurniiuiii'ii mis mnrninir, nui win
examined later In tho day.
The shooting, according to state
fnt of those under arrest, oc
Jarred In tho 1200 block on North
!n street, shortly after mld
Uht. t Tal Driver's Story.
Duke, earlier In tho night, had
neicil n taxi driver. Itohnrt V.z
HI !Z North Phoenix, to drlvn him
"Mt town In a hunt for another car
h. Recording to Kratell. Duke
f said contained his wlfo and
"other man. Whllo coming tn-
ris town nn North Main, Duke
ton EizqU that a ear nhead of thorn
tho nno he wanted.
''He told mo to drive slowly along
Me tho other ,car," Kzzell told the
Police. "When wo camo up even
Hh the other ear, Duko told me
t he recognized his wife In the
'font seat. He shouted and asked
w tn Mop. that ho wanted to talk
'"ner. Instead of stopping tho car
Pteded on slightly, and then a
n arm protruded beneath the
Me curtain and a revolver in his
ni was fired. Tho shot struck the
JdiMeld, l.roko it. and then Duk"
a lo tho floor with a groan. I
Jffl UP paused tho car nnd Duke
oil me to lake him to a hospital
JMt he was hit. Whllo I was drlv
Z to a hospital he climbed Into the
wrk scat, r took him to tho Okla
""lam hospital. Ho was uncon
cinus when taken frwm the car."
M !. t,mt ,10 could not
, y lllf tman who fired tho shot
tut X W,H "nahle to sea his face
him ,)uko t'oJ that lie k,new
tSN!!a!olv nftpf bPlnir taken to
rn.a?rpltil1, Vuho WBB rushed to the
tiu c r.oom nn(l a' n early hour
4Mw.H,ornlnP' Phvslclans were en
lilt , ff P Have nl" Ilfe' bllt tho r"
'Mnton'ce'!110" WaB ,0 b PCr'
D Vil,,,'r 1,rlv,r wn't Tn.
Hik.l ,Url1'1''- tho driver of the
toiV" wnlch Mrs. Duko, Mrs.
w ton an,i Mullins were riding, also
lot hs,,,'1 by lhe PfllP". Ho Is bo.
b , m. f"r Investigation. Irklni.
, ' 5 own taxlcab.
tlom ii . ,I?ell"'l to answer ntic'
Mum' '0 ,,lm ''y the P0c"'
thi ivi?" lH " "''Prtlvo employed by
l it.1,1" N'Iiu"1 agency, accord-Hi-
u i..po,ce' 1,0 '"W brother,
AJ.,".(I 'I'nner TogctlK-r,
tk. v Mullins had "dinner" at
ftr i i . Mro tlbout 11 o'clock
After ,hl0U nK spi'nt nt ft "hotel."
rfdlru lu nl,1"t'f shf said thev went
4 iir. ? ,ho f Mullins
Hen ,J U"n' nb0 "fil'l Ulty had
lk troub""ntl 'iult0 m" bef0"
drfu1',' ri'urd the other car
"nt fl i,Tslll. them mw
hot !",! pls01, 8he thought b
TtNUED O.n'paOB NINE
axt, rursmne W
Girl Is "Decoy "
For Robbers in
CHICAGO, Dcc.S.A pretty
girl with a pearl handled it
volvcr today played tho leading
part In "Ihroo d.iyllghl holduiis
In the north side residential dis
trict In each case sho pretended to
bo lost, stopped a puhsorhy and
usked him to direct her to an
address which always proved to
be only a few doors distant. Gen
erally tho purson stopped volun
teered to point out the exact
door, but when it was reached
tho revolver was placed agumst
his sldo and he was ordered to
"go In or get filled with lead.
Inside, two men completed the
holdup nnd tied tho victim to a
bed. When the girl went out
for another victim.
After three men had beep
robbed and tied, the bandits left
and one of the victims broke
looso nnd notified tho police.
Two men ami a girl were ar
rested tonight In connection with
tho robberies, but denied that
they wcro impllcuted.
ON TAX REVISION
Proposed Radical Changes
rut to a Referendum
Vote of U. S. C.of C.
15 QUESTIONS ASKED
Sales Tax Among 'Proposi
tions to Be Passed Upon
by Business Men
WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 A pro
posed program of federal tax revi
sion suggesting radlrat changes in
present mothods of levy, was put to
i referendum voto today by tho
United Htates chamber of commerce.
The proposals wero prepared by
tho chamber's committee on taxa
tion, which has made nearly a year's
study of tho subject. In sendlhg tho
proposals out to a voto, tho cham
ber's board of directors made - It
clear that the board Itself neither
approved nor dissented from tho re
port. The sole purpose of the ref
erendum. It was explained, was to
'btnln the opinion of tho country's
The propositions upon which the
chamber's members wero usked to
express their views wero:
1, The excess profits tax should
2, Revenues now derived from the
excess profits tax should bo obtained
from taxes on Incomes.
3, Thero should also bo excise
taxes upon some articles of wide uhc
but net of first necessity.
Kales Tn Considered,
v 4. Khould a sales tax bo levied
instead of the taxes mentioned in
tho second nnd third, proposals?
5. Should a sales tax bo levied In
addition to such taxes as aro men
tioned In the second and third pro
posals? (1. Members voting In favor of
proposal four or proposal flvo nre
nsked to indlrato the typo of stale
tax they advocate; whether n gen
eral turnover tax. a limited turnover
lax. or a retail sales tax.
7. There should bo a moderate
and graduated undistributed earn
ings tax on corporations.
8. Uarh individual stockholder of
i corporation should pay his own
9. Incomes from any new Issues
of securities which may lawfully be
made subject to federal tax should
10. American citizens resident
abroad, should be exempt from the
American tax upon Incomo derived
abroad nnd not remitted to the
11. I'rofl's arising from salo of
capital assets should be allocated
over the period in which earned and
tnxed at tho rates for tho several
years In the period.
rxi'linngo of Properly.
12. An exchange of proper' v of a
llko or similar nature should be
considered merely as replacement.
13. Net losses nnd Inventory
losses In nny tnxnblo year should
cause redetermination of taxes on
Income of thu preceding year.
14. Ascertainment by the govern
ment of nn tax based on Income
should precede payment.
15. Administration of lncornetax
atlon should be deWntrallzed.
Tho committee's own Judgment
with regard to a sales tax was de
clared to be that it was Impractica
ble, Tho committee made It plain thnt
In Its opinion the government's ex
penses would remain high for some
tlmo and It explained that tho re
vision It proposed was not aimed nt
reducing the amount of yield, but In
changing tho manner of lovylne im
SOUTH AMERICAiOrpwro Lad, Wrecked Bodily
ROCKED BY QUAKE
Hundreds Die Along An
des Slope in Argentine,
Is Belated Report
WORST IN' 50 YEARS
Many Towns Practically De
stroyed; Casualty List Ex
pected to Grow Fast
GREAT CREVICES OPENED
Hot Water Spouts From the
Mountain Sides; 2 People
Drown in Boiling Pool
UUHNOS AMIRS, Doc. IS. Earth
quake shocks which on Friday de
stroyed several towns along tho
Argentine slope of tho Andes moun
tains were tho most severe cxperl
nced In this country slnco 1869.
when hnlf the city of Mendoza was
laid In ruins. Iteports Indicate
great loss of life and property, up
wards of 1.10 bodies having been al
ready taken from tho wrecks of
At Trcsportenas, more th'an 100
perished, and at Costa dc Araujo, 30
more were killed. It is feared that
more victims still nro burled under
the ruins In each town. In three
towns not a house was left stnndlng,
and those not destroyed were left in
a badly dnmnged condition. No esti
mate of the number of persons In
jured fias yet been made.
Minor shocks continue throughout
the district, onh particularly strong
tremor being felt late yesterday. Tho
people are reported as being panlo
stricken. Tho city of Mendoza wai
shaken, but did not Buffer any ex
At Costa do Araujo the seismic
convulsion opened'great crevices out
of which hot water Is spouting. The
water from ono of theio geysers
reached a height of about 15 feet
and formed a boiling pool In which
two persons wern drowned. A lied
Crosi, nmbtilauca hns reached the
village nnd set to work to rescue any
sufferers who still may bo allvo in
Itcscup I'artloH Sent Out.
Moro than 30,000 persons lnhnbl
tate llttlo town.i along the eastern
Andean slope, nnd as reports con
tinue to add to the long list of casu
alties, apprehension Is felt thnt the
final figures will bo very high, lies
cue parties have been sent from
Mendoza, but details from the scene
of disinter arc meager, as telephone
and telegraph wires nro badly dis
organized. Tho earth movement durlnir the
tremor was from tho northwest to
southeast and a number of small
shocks followed tho principal con
cussion which lasted 30 seconds.
Another Violent Klin UcjKirtc!.
The latest reports from Mendoza,
comlni; in tonleht. said that the
shock nt Trcsportenas had assumed
mo proportions or a catastropne,
Three relief trains have been rushed
to tho town from whlen 30 dead am!
as mjiiy dying have been brought
out. At Costa dn Araujo, which was
virtually Isolated, another shock of
tho most violent character occurred
early today. The death list was In
creased by these reports to &1 so far
counted In Costa do Araujo, with 80
seriously Injured, ,
At I'i Viillo torrimo scenes were
witnessed. Tho relief work mas most
difficult, owing to tho condition of
tho roads, which hnd been broken up
and covered with water- The church
at I.a Vallo was laid In ruins and
the municipal building's walls wero
eraeki'd Jind the structure was llKe
ly to fall nt nny moment.
Tho seismograph at the Mendoza
Institute recorded three shocks on
Friday, the first beginning at 3 p- m.
It was n sudden anil violent shock,
without thn slluht movements usual
ly preceding. This lasted lfi seconds.
Tho second movement lnsted five
seconds and tho third 10 seconds.
Tho vibrations with lesser shocks,
continued for 30 minutes after
wurd, TOKIO. Dec. 18. The most vio
lent earthquake that- has occurred
slnco sclsmogrnphlc observations
commenced Irt Japan, tool; plart
Thursday evening nt 9:11 o'clock.
Thn vibrations lasted two hours nnd
wero so where that the Instruments
wero umthln to gtvo perfect records.
It Is believed the convulsion took
place under tho Pacific ocean or in
tho Gobi desert, Central Asia,
A NEW IDEA FOR ROBBERS
Man Held on Street uim! Made In
io lo Store ami hii Kate.
I1HNTON, Tenn., Dec. 19. A rob
bery accompanied by unusual fea
tures occurred at tho town of Pen
dergast, eight miles' north of here,
late last night, N. H. Mammon, oper
ator of tho Pendergnst mill store,
being held up on the street by two
men and compelled to go to the store,
open the safo and turn over a thou
sand dollars in currency to tho ban-dlln.
By Illness, Asks Only for
Prayers as His Yuletide Gift
Little Davie, Suffering Alone, in Charity- Ward Not to He
Forgotten Christmas Day Rev. Ki-rr Snvs Hoy's Appeal
for Spiritual Help Affected Him Like a Rebuke
Some people might call it simply ' N a charily case and In the room
a met c circumstance but Dr. C. W. 'with him wero two men and n girl.
Kerr, pastor of tho First I'resbyto- II., suffering from the effects of
Nan church, believes It to haxit been'nn attack of spinal meningitis which
the direct purpose of God that sev- .twisted his spine, drew up his knees
era! days ago led him to climb the.i,,iost to his stomach nnd left him
stairs to tho attlo room of a local In n partially paralzei condition,
hospital where he found the most I For weeks, perhaps months, he had
pliable ense of a ll-yenr-old orphan suffered there alone pntle.tly wlth
boy with legs stiffened In crannied out relatives or even friends to In-
nullum, npuie i:rmKCi, unit urn.
ll.'lrrilly,.,! t,t Mm flnfri.r tltta Iti i'hl,.li
parnllzed to the finger tips In which
there Is Just n bit of feeling and a
voter so husky as to bu scarcely au
dible. And this garret, similar In
some respects to tho manger of tho
stable in which the Christ was born.
In the opinion of tho members of
Dr. Kerr's congregation, was the
seeno that morning of tho beginning
of a modern miracle equally as pro
found nnd wonderful as those per
formed In the days of the great
teacher's life among men.
The boy, whom wo will call Davie,
Leaders Hope to Accom
plish Much in Period
Usually of. Rest
A TILT DUE IN SENATE
Anti-Strike Measure, Up for
Consideration, to Be
Cause of Scrap
WASHINGTON. Dec. 19. Hy
abandoning tho usual Christmas
New Year's recess for the first time
in years, congressional leaders plan
to put through a heavy program
this week and present sovcrnl piece,
of legislation to tho nation as holi
Farmers' relief measures hold the
leading plnces on the program
which contemplate final adoption
of tho resolution to revive the war
flounce corporation and passage by
tho house before Christmas of the
emergency tariff bill relating to agrl
Tho house will adjourn Thursday
o'er Christmas, until tho following
Monday, whllo tho senate, with its
holiday program still uncertain, ap
peared to lean toward a partial ces
sation by means of three-day re
cesues until after New Year's dny.
War Finance Projort lip.
The war finance resolution,
adepted yesterday by the houqc, will
go bark to the senate tomorrow"
either for Immediate acceptance of
the housn amendment eliminating
suggestions to the federal reserve
board for farm loans or for a brief
conference. Tho resolntitlon Is ex
ported to go to President Wllxon
early In tho week. t
The liou-e plans In tnke nn the
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ife, Shot-May Die
lerest til. msi'IVes III lightening sotlli1
..... 1.1.. t . . ....
what his burden
of suffering and
"What would you like for Christ
mas?" Doctor Kerr Inquired of the
lad after he had Introduced himself.
"1 wish Santa Clans would bring
mo a wagon," said the boy.
Feeling certain that such a gift
would but aggravate the lad's suf
fering by centering his attention on
his own condition because ho would
lie unable to play with the piesent,
Doctor Kerr said thnt he did not bo-
C'ON'TlNIHin ON PAtlK HtX
FORCES OF G. 0. P.
MEET IN CAPITAL
Oklahoma City Takes On
Pre-blection Aspect as
TO FILL HAM0N PLACE
Committeeman's Widow and
Jim Harris Only Ones to
Be Considered Today .
IJJ Tlie Aoclstnt I'rtss.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 19. ne-
publlcan state headquarters here
1iavo taken on a pre-election aspect
prior to tho meeting tomorrow of
the state central committee,, which
will make recommendations ' to the
national committee as to a successor
o tho late Jake U. llamiin of Aril
more, republican national com
mitteeman from Oklahoma,
Tile commllteo will be cnlleil to
order at 2 p. tn, by Jnmts A. Harris,
t Wagoner .statu chri'rmnn, It Is
expected that nn announcement as
Jo action taken will bo mado late
in tho day.
Two candidates for tho position of
nntlonnl committeeman have been
mentioned In republican circles dur
ing tho past week. They aro Mrs,
Jake I,. Ilamnn, widow of the mil
lionaire oil man. and Mr. Harris,
Several days nftorMho death of
Mr. Harnoh on Noveihber it, Mrs.
Itamon publicly announced that she
would not I'" nvfe to succeeding
nusband as national committee,
man should tho position' be ten
dered to her Sho declared she
would regard it "aa greater than any
monument the state of. Oklahoma
nuld erect to Mr. Hamon's mam
ory." Mr. Htirrt' has been In Oklahoma
""lty since Dcemiier 11. when, as
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WORLD COURT TO
BE LEAGUE BASIS
Idea Bulks Large in Hard
ing's Mind as He Works
on Peace Plan
FREE FROM POLITICS
Tribunal, as Visioned, Would
Be as Little as Possible a
ARMY POLICY CONSIDERED
President-Elect Confers With
Senator Wadsworth. Daugh
erty and Othprs
MAIHON, Ohio., Dec- 19. The
Idea of a world court of Justice, free
from political bias and embodying as
few as possible of the aspects of a
political alliance, bulks larger In the
considerations of Pictlitcnt-ili.'Cl
Hauling as his consultations on a
world peace plan continue,
Continually dining his conferences
in the last 10 days the possibilities of
a peace leaguu founded on Judicial
Hues, have been urged upon Mr.
Harding and today he again was ad
vised to make a Judicial body the
IkihN of his plan for an association
The proposal colnrldes, at least In
part, with Mr, Harding's campaign
suggestion that the tuitions put teeth
Into Thn llnguo tribunal, Hu hns not
Indicated, however, how much of n
political structure ho might he In
cllltcd lo add In tho porfcctltin of his
Coiifcrx With yVnWortli.
The president-elect's only extend
ed confeienco on the leniruo today
was with Senator .lames yVndsworlh
of New York, u reservation republic
nn In thn Versailles treaty fight, who
advised lliut any peace league to be.
rosieren ny tn coming administra
tion lie bullded about an Interna
tional court rather than about n mu
tual political guarantee llko thnt of
article in, Mr, Wadsworth said he
was confident that details could lie
worked out and a codification on In
ternational law accomplished which
would he acceptable to most of the
nations of the world.
The New York senator declared
'hat iVtiitnatle negotiations tnwaid
such an organization might be con
summated and the entire ponce mud-
lln cleared up within thteo or four
months after president-elect Hard
rg takes office, lie suggested that
an International conference on tho
subject In yVashlngtnn might well
follow the preliminary negotiations.
As chnlrman of Mm senate mili
tary committee. Senator Wadsworth
also discussed various tiuestlons of
irmv policy with Mr. Harding, In
cluding tho 12,000 nrmy appoint
ments nnd promotions submitted to
tho present s"nato by President Wil
ton for confirmation. He said aft
erward that no conclusions were
reached and Indlcntod that the piesl
dent's nominations would bo per
mitted lo take tho usual cours of
such recommendations In senate
Pes'.lcs fienator wndsworlli, prest-lent-elect
Harding's guests during
ho dny Included two of his most
'rusted advisers on administration
lollclcs, Henator Harry H. New of
I ml In nr. nnd Harry M. Daughoily of
'"olumbus. It Is understood that
ilnong other things cabinet solec
'Ions worn talked over at some
Kick on lcninio Metnls-rslilit.
Mr. HardltU' also conferred with
O, J Hlone of Host. m, represontln
lie Associated Industries, nnd with
i lrl"KUtlfin of Irish-American lead
ers, In eluding P M. O'Donncll or
Chicago, John p Lenin- of S'.- Iou'h
in. I .1. It O'Mnnoiiy of Indianapolis.
They rami! to xpress opposition to
inombi'ishln In tho eisallles lencun
and to tender support of Mr. Hard
lug's plan for nn association of na
tions so far as ho has publicly out
During the coming week several
more men of national prominence.
Including former President Taft, aro
tn talk with the president-elect about
a world pence plan. Mr Taft Is ex
Santa Claus to
IIHUI.IN, lli v III. Doughboys
of the Aincrlm nrmy of occupa
tion on Hie Ithlne are going to
Kim the c hildren of German poor
fniullli-M In Coblciu ill-lrlct
('lirlhiiims this j car, said n ills
patch from ('olden, today. The
Ami-rlniut decided lo raUo 11 big
fund, 1,110(1,01)0 murks, If possible
In buy food, t'loliilng, candy iiim!
toys. The American garrison In
t'ohlciu already lias raised u big
sum for the purpose.
To Arm 20,000
N. Y. Veterans
To Curb Crime
NIIW VOI.IC, Dec. I'.'. - De
tectives and 'strong aim' men of
New Yolk's polity lorcn combed
the city l.iilnv under orders to
round up every suspected rilml
nal whllo -former cominlxsloneil
offlceis of the nrmy. navy and
marine corps launched plans lor
in otgnnlzallon of :n,iltiii aimed
men to aid In curbing thn epi
demic of crime sweeping tho
The New Yoik chapter, Mili
tary Order of the World y'iir,
called upon the former officers
to arm themselves and at the
same time announced plans for
a meeting tomorrow night In
which Mayor Dylan, Police Com
missioner llnrlKht nnd Governor
Hmlth were Invited, Army oftl
eels ft om the headquarters at
Governor's Island wero also
asked to attend.
The three days' record of
crlmo was marker! by Hundny
i nl in. Outside of tho routine of
petty lb every, burglary and
minor iiKsnults, few rerloun
erlmis .wero reported, ICarly In
the day' a Third uvenuo cafe was
cnUicil and three men held Up
lhe bartender. Later throe men
wero arrested and charged with
tho crime They were held un
der U'.r.Ou ball euch,
FOR BOAT MISHAP
Neglibence Is Responsible
for Launch Sinking in
Ohio River Says Jury
11 PERISH IN DISASTER
Master of Launch Had Been
Warned of Leak Making
AtTQUBTA, Ky Dec, 19. Criminal
carelessness upon tho part of Cap
tain George 11, Hart, master of the
United Htates steam launch Mnrgarrt,
that sank In thffohlo river Haturday
night, was responsible for the trag
edy, according to the verdict return
ed by a coroner's Jury following the
lecovery today of the body of one of
tho 11 victims. Captain Hurt, his
daughter and tho hitter's husband, i
wern drowned, having been trapped
with three others In tho upper cabin
of the boat, -
Engineer Dan Dykes, Knoxvllle,
Tenn,, who had been employed on
the boat eight months, testified that
ho hnd repeatedly told Captain Hart
that tho lioat had open seams thnt
would let In much wnter and that It
was dangerous to operate It. The en
gineer said Captain Hurt always told
him to go ahead with his work, nnd
he would look out for the rest. Two
other members of the crew who ea
rn ped drowning said they had called
the iitti:;itlon of tho captain to the
condition of the boat. Dykes said
tho boat sank two minutes after In
sprang a leak.
The body recovered today was that
of Wellen lilies, anil It was brought
to the surface with grappling hoqks.
Henrch for the bodies was begun at
an nnrly hour this morning nnd was
continued throughout the day, hun
dreds of men paitlrlputlng.
The government boat, Mingo, with
Jiving upp.'irntus on board, arrived
hero today and Is anchored nenr the
place where the Maigarol went down,
but ns yot no illvets luwi gone down
to tho submerged boat. No efforts
have been made to talso tho boat,
through fear that tho boillis of those
trapped lo thn cabins might float
away nnd be lost.
llcllcvi- Ills Contracts Willi MM
Will Help Stablllo Conditions. '
LOS ANGIILIW, Cal Dec. 19.
Washington D. Vnnderllp, who ob
tained a CO-year huso of the Kam
chatkii peninsula from the ItiiHslan
government for a Los Angeles syndi
cate, expressed confiden'-e. In a state
ment rnndo hero today, thai the
"trade contracts." with tho Russian
government ho brought back with
him will "do more to restahlll7.o the
woild than anything peace treaties
or the league of nations huvn been
nblo to accomplish,
MOVE TO HELP STRIKERS
NKW YORK, Dec. 19, The gen
eral executive board of the Amalga
mated Clothing Workers of America,
In special session hero today, otod
to ralso n 11,000, 000 relief fund f'ir
the &0,000 union clothing workers In
Now York, who, It Is said, are either
on strike or "locked out" by tncir
BOLD RAID MADE
BY LONE BANDIT
Holds Up Ticket Office at
7:j() in Evening; Gets
.$1,230 in Currency
UNDER NOSE OF COP
Detective Is Among Hundred
People in Waiting Room at
Time of Daring Coup
SEVERAL OTHER ROBBERIES
Two Filling Stations Looted
Early in Night; Woman's
Wit Saves Her Roll
A lone, unmasked bandit enrlv last
night held up thy clerk on duty at
the Frisco passenger station and loot
ed tho cash drawer of $1,238 In cur
yvith moro than a hundred noonle
Including a police detective in tho
white waiting room and fully a score
In the negro walling room, tho bandit
boldly and swiftly carried out what
evidently hud lieeti u carefully
ii untied coup without tho slightest
Ho entered tho colored wuttlnc
room, ntepped over to the door of
the ticket office, and. when a porter
anfl another rallrijud employ camo
out thin door he qulotly walked In,
Two dorks, weio in tho office. One,
John Johnson, was standing at tho
winiiow opening into the whltu wait
ing room, selling ttckots. Tho other,
Dewoy Hlcocks, was using tho phono
and hn l his back tn Johnson and tho
robber, Hlckocks tut lied as th now
comir entered, but paid no particu
lar attention to him and swung about
In his chair to the telephone.
Itobbor Works Nitirily.
Then, according to Johnson. th
robber atrippcd closo to him and bo
fore he realised what was happening
a p'nlol was thrust against his aid
and tho bandit teisvly whispered:
"Pull down thosu windows and got
out tho money,"
Johnson lowered thn window
opening into tho waiting rooms on
either side of tho ticket office and
laid tho currency on the counter.
Tho robber quietly and ranldlr.
stuffed the paper money in his over-
coot pockets, not stopping to bother
Willi tho silver. Still covering
Johnson he bnck.nl to the' door, re
leaser! t no spring on lhe lock so it
would latch ns ho wont out, steppd
through the opening nnd nulled the
door shut behind him.
Clerks Mice-Mill into Kllcncc.
Hlckocks was still telonhoulnir. II
didn't realize thero had been a rob
bery until Johnson told him, after
tho robber had left tho room. Iloth
clerks wero so amaxed and shocked
that they mado no outcry Imme
diately, but first phoned tho pollc
and then went nut Into tho whit
waiting room nnd guvu thn alarm.
Negroes, whoso .names tho nolle
secured, saw tho robber coma out of
tho ticket office, go out tho depot
door and walk rapidly east. Ha
turned smth nn Cincinnati street.
There tho trull ended. No traco of
the bandit could bo foiin1.
Police declared the robbery was
one of thn boldest and ono of tho
most cleverly cxcculod on record
It was Just 7:10 when tho robber
entered. Not only was tho station
filled with the usual crowds, but
streets wero thionge.l with theater
Koeis and Chrlstmaa "window shop-
iietcctivu iikv in l)cM't.
Police detective It. K. itlce, who
was In tho waiting room at tho Urn
of the rohhety,' .i a not know th
oup was In progress until tho ban
dlt hud escaped. When tho ticket
clerk camo out Into tho waiting
loom and told of tho robbery a
crowd rushed down tho plattorm In
the direction tho robber had taken,
lint tli bandit was out of sight.
Policemen in motorcars and other
nollccmnn on foot scoured thu. district
east of tho depot for hours after
lilt1 robbery, but not a man unswer-
Ing tho description given by both
the clerks and by negroes whn had
seen the man, could bo found.
The robber was described as a
young man, probably between 21
and 30 years old. Ho was clad In
n neat brown overcoat that reached
to his shoelops, and wore chocolate
colored tan shoes. A black cap was
pulled down ovbr his eyes nnd ho
wore his overcoat buttoned well up
about his nck He was clean shaven
and had the. general appearance of
CONTI.M'i:!) ON IWUI, NINH
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