Newspaper Page Text
RELIABILITY CHARACTER ENTERPRISE
OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER
VOL. XVI, NO. 107.
MYS TO ACCEPT
AS MORAL CHIEF
Will Supervise Re-organization
1HLKS WITH HARDING
President Approves Change;
Both See Chance for Hays
t in Tin PlllillV Wnrlf
GENERAL TO QUIT IN MARCH
$150,000 Salary Expected to
Begin About March 4;
a Year in Cabinet
Candidates Crop Out
Ec!il I) Tb World.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 Dr.
Hubert Work of Puoblo, Col.
ttiow first assistant .postmaster
raeneral, tonight was believed
leading in t lie rnco for appoint
ment us postmaster general to
lurrecd Will II. Hays. Walter
S. Dickey of Kansas City was fig
ured tho strongor contender.
Senator Harry Now of Indiana
vu believed eliminated. A Ions
list of possibilities Included Wil
liam Jloyce Thompson of New'
York, Fred Vpham of Illinois,
Congressman Stecnerson of Min
nesota, Congressman liaseom
Slrmp of Virginia, Chairman
Lasker of the shipping board.
Governor Dixon of Montana and
Governor Campbell of Arizona.
A western man Wan believed
certain to land tho place, how
ever, and DoctorsWork, who lias
become thoroughly familiar with
the office and made an excellent
Impression In Washington, "Was
looked upon as the most prob
able selection. .Ileforo bccnmlite
assistant postmaster general,
Doctor Work was' president of
the Atneilcan Medical associa
tion. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Post
master Will II. Hays w'H resign
from the cabinet In tho near future
to accept a J150.000 offer with, a
roup of moving picture Interests.
The announcccment- that Hays
"i retire irom tno cabinet was
made following n conference, of
Marly an hour between the post
autei goneral and President Hard
Jaf. When It ended, President
Harding' mado tho following state
ments IIa)s' Opportunity.
'Tho postmaster general and I
have been discussing nt consider
able length, the propos.il which has
wen maao to him to jo 'dine head
n a national assocIatnV of motion
pcture producers and ul-ttrlbutors.
" the arrangement proves to be,
Jn the details nro worked out,
hat It seems to be, I cannot well
interpose anv oblectlon In Mr. I lavs'
retirement from tho cabinet to take
ap a work so Important.
It Is too great an onnortunltv for
A helnfnl mil, li,.
. .Hfiue. I shall bo moro than sorry
w nave him retire from tho cabinet
here he has already mado so fine u
record, but wo have ngreod to look
"Pon a situation -from tho broadest
viewpoint and seek tho highest pub-
No date was set for Hays' retire
ment from the cabinet.
Hays Issuod the following; state-
"With ll.r. n.l.l.... .,...,.
kave decided to undertake tho work
ueitodby tho moving plcturo
Producers and distributors. No
contract has been executed as yet.
am assuming, of courser that a sat-
"laCtOrV rnnlrnrl will l.n i.naulKli,
jni on that will mako certain the
"rrjlng out of the high purposes
WKiupiaiea by mil great Indus
Mnv null Vum.1i A
Th pastmastor general said that
p aatc had yet been set for his
"-niercnce with tho moving picture
oaicnates to settle the details of 4he
"ngement. Meanwhile ho wll
wntiniio his duties as postmaster
general until tho arrangements have
ine general expectation Is that
"; win resign about March 4,
,;'"" wouia rouna out a year's cab
BcrvieA inp mm Th I. warn
would bo entirely agre'cabla to
li. Prccated reports about the
ui me saiary that his contract
n,.. a cal1 ror- but " ' undrstool
th7;& lBUro r 1150.000 a year for
. nas Deen tentatively
May Hcvoliitlonlzn Indiirjtrr.
ine po-tmaster ceneral said ho
aj actuated In making hla dsclsion
L'5',J0PPortunlty that would bo
air?! i1 him to "undertake a great
"rnnalgn 'or jfubllc service" In the
r,V.ln? Pr'ur Held. His accept
nc of the. offer ,ho said, was predl
mo!i on '.he understanding that tho
triK, . producers ana ais
flu..-., .re 10 reorganlie tho In
!i.Jry. u"ar his personal sunervl
aVu . . u"u '"e unucsir-
"lrnlnattdr"" f ,hB ,nau"try may bo
.U1I. in IFln 1 ..... .. .. a'
thi .' i.i ""oKin as similar to
n,i 7,. uaB0 K- Land s e
?." POn n the hninhnll tvnrl.l
aaV .J. . 0 ne.. W0U,J "ot resien In
?" vent until u.i,i.. '
naa ii., . a -"?i uiuiiiB
,u fMW uvtrur, in uruer
Failed to Stop
l!y t li Ataoetatad l'rtti.
NRV YOItK. Jan. 14. A
thousand doughboys returning
from aermany, on tho transport
Crook learned today for -tho
first time that their ship hnd
sprung a leak last Tuesday and
had been In danger during great
Bales that swept tho -North At
lantic. "Not a crnp game stopped,"
was tho smiling comment of
Captain Frank Itcppa, an the
Crook was being lashed to lies
pier at the transport baso In
Tho transport St, Mlhlel,
which had been despatched to
her assistance, accompanied her
up tho bay.
Tho Yanks eagerly scanned
the- newspapers giving ac
counts of the plight of th'i! Crook
and then remarked that sea
sickness gave them more con
cern than anything else
Captain Itcppa sald'fliat moat
of the crew of 140 were sent be
low deckH to plug up open
seams. Home wnter leaked In
nnd It was necessary to removo
baggage. Caro was tnkn to sen
thnt tho water did not roach tho
coffins containing 52 bodies of
American soldiers being trans
ported from Trench graves.
atii if. Ma...o.. Pos, what conclusion tho neaiN
APTIwIT PAMDAIPM of ,h0 two Kv"imcntH reached Is
MUllVL UMIVIlrt U Nn,ot, hno7n Vi?- M p"c': ,'
statement to the correspondents this
1 evening, declared that "International
'questions henceforth will bo settled,
Every Act Of PuTty NOW'"" heretofore, through ambassa-
in Power Held Up as
Its Recowl Long List of Badl
and Worse Appointments,
Ity nARCOM N. JTlM.MON.".
World' Waiihlnhlton Correpon,1ent.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Ucmo-
cratlc leaders hero are very much
oucournged over reports Irom back
home and will niako a determined
drive to win buck congress In
In this offort they will havo tho
personal assistance of former Presi
dent Wilson. It Is not asserted or
expected that Mr. Wilson will go on
the stump or even mako a single
speech, but ho will uunlyzo tho
failure of tho republicans to mako
good tho promise to til people that
caused tho overthrow of the demo
crats In 18 IS nnd 1920.
Friends of the ex-iires!dent de-
claro ho Is keenly following every
development in national publla nf-
falrs now ifnU will bo ready to give
able aid to his party In tho fall.
Within tho last 00 days democratic
workers have become very aggres
sive. They hcllevo that tho re
publicans Will fall far short of their
campaign pledges and tho people
back homo will hold them to a strict
In both houses of congress Indtt
vidua! domocrats will cxposo any-
liung mat iookh llko republ can
efforts to make political capital.
Hull tu Lead llatllc.
I'ndcr the leadership of Cordell
Hull, tho democratic national com
mittee, will undertnko an elaborate
and vigorous campaign against tho
republicans. This was manifest in
statement Issued from headquar
ters today rovlewlng the republican
admlnirtratlon In 1121 nnd the out
look for 1922. It reads;
Tho one outstanding great
achievement the lloruh resolution
for a conference on limitation of ar
maments was forced through both
houses by fear of a coalition of
democrats and progressive repub
licans. "Tho two achievements, if such
legislation can be called achieve
ments, of tho reactionary group
wero tho emergency tariff act and
too tux revision act.
'The emergency tariff act wai
loudly heralded by tho roirtlonary
republicans as their specific 'jure for,
tho Ills of tho farmer, but. In rral
Ity. it proved only high protection
for tho manufacturer, increasing tho
cost or everything tho farmer
bought and. Instead of raising tho
prlco of his products and enlarging
his market, resulted In rapidly (in
creasing prices of agricultural prod
ucts and moro effectually choked
off agricultural exports which are
vital to tne tanner s prosperity.
Attempt to Fool Farmer.
"It was u brazen attempt to fool
thn farmer, and was thoroughly ex
posed prior to Its passage. Jitf;tead
of fooling tho farmer, It has BlveinJln xierlln und would reach Paris to
him the first hla concrete lllustra
tlon of tho fact, well known to all
economists, that a high protective
tariff bcnoflts the manufacturer and
specially favored classes ana injures,
almost to the point of destruction,
the agricultural and other natural
"The other act of republican re
actionlsm, the tax revision act, la
unsatisfactory to aimoi-t every class
of taxpayers. The republican load
ers admit It Is a botcli and will havo
to bo done over. Its only redeeming
features woro In the form of amend
ments proposed by senato democrats
led by Slmmonds of North Carolina.
"The administrative records of
tho republican party for 11121 has
been almost, but not quite, as bad
as the legislative record,
"It Is saved from unqualified con-
CONTINUED ON 1'Atli. TWO.
TO BE ABOLISHED,
European Diplomats Are
Ready to Return to Sys
tem of Ambassadors
FRENCH LEAD 'REVOLT
"Old Way Best," Says Poin
care, Who Wins Initial Till
in Return to Politi'3
CONVINCES LLOYD GEORGE
Prevails' on Englishman Not
to Meet With Ex-Premier
Briand or German Envoy
IJy .4..oclitfd Prmn,
PARIS, .Tan. 14. M. Polncare,
who hns nccepled tho premier-snip to
Bticceed M. Drlund nnd who expects
to have his cabinet completed to
morrow, engaged In a lengthy con
versation today with tho Urltlth
prime minister who rarne lo Paris
from Cannes especially for that pur-
This, In tho expressed optnton of
tho premier-designate, would mean
tho virtual dlsutinenrance of the su
premo council, nlthough ho added
"them must bo ono flnnl meeting or
tho supreme -muncll. to which all
tho allies should l'e Invited, should
tho French viewpoint prevail, nnd
I havo good reasons to believe that
It will so far as Clreat Ilrllaln Is
concerned. Let us havo our am
bassadors settle these questions for
M. Polncaro thought there had
been too many meeting of tho su
premo council, to various accom
paniments, and ho dcnlred a ro-
turn to tho old fashioned way of
dealings between nations.
"My meeting with Lloyd Oonrgo,"
ho said, "was most atniatiie. we got
along finely together."
Tho conference turned nut to bo
quite a success for tho now I'rnnch
nremler. uccordlnn tu tho French
view, ns ho apparently convinced
Lloyd Oeorgo that It would be con
strued by tho French nation na un
fortunate, and by himself as Inimi
cal to him personally should Lloyd
Cleorgo meet ex-Premier Briand ami
Doctor Uathcnau, tho German rep
Ilrlanil Pity His Itcsports.
In consequoneo of this, M.
Ttrland'n visit to tho Ilrltlsli embassy
was merely a social function. Ho
had a cup of tea with Lord Hardlnge,
tlm Ilrltlsli ambassador, and a brief
Informal talk with the Ilrltlsli prlmo
minister. Lloyd (leorge did not
meet the nermann.
Tho Ilrltlsh premier came to Paris
with ratification of tho policy of a
moratorium for Oermany tentatively
granted by tho reparations commis
sion, but met with slrong opposition
from M. Polncare, who argued that
Germany had not paid to tho limit
of her capacity and that some
means must bo found for lighten
ing Franco's burden.
The conclusion In Iielf Ian circles,
which havo rallied to tho British
and Italian views, Is that Franco
stands alone on tho reparation
PAIIIS, Jan. 14. Fresh opposition
from political foes further retarded
the cffortH of ltaymond Polncare to
form a new cabinet today in succes
sion to tho resigned Uriand ministry.
It was Kamed this afternoon that
only three men had definitely ac
cepted lioi tf olios.
Tanflou Accents, Poit.
' It was reported that Andre Tar
dleu, former French high commis
sioner to the United States, had ac
cepted the post of minister for lib
erated regions, formerly Headed by
Violent hostility to this appoint
ment was voiced by members ot the
cbambor of dsputles.
Premier Lloyd George, who ar
rived from Cannes during tho morn
ing, went to the British nmbaxny to
meet Premier Polncare and confer
with him upon tho proposed Anglo
French treaty of alllunco and nthor
matters that had been under discus
sion In tho supremo council meet-
German Official Stops Off.
Dr. Walter Huthciiau, head of the
Herman delegation of experts at
Cannes, stoppid oft hero on his way
lie wa.ioiu mai iuiuui
t.o.1 l,..n ..lr'iiliifL.H thn.1 Lenlnn was
His reply was a skeptical smile.
PK8K1MISM INCltHASI S
IN Ol I'U'IAL LO.Mit)..
LONDON. Jan. 14. Tho fate of
tho economlo conference? at Genoa
will depend on tho outcome of con
vercatlons between Premier Lloyd
Goorge and .M. Polncaro, Frencli
premier-designate, ut Paris, accord
ing to views advanced by Ilrltlsli of
There Is a growing feuling of
pcMlmlam that' tho Ilrltlsh and
French premiers will be unable to
agree upon plnn for the economlo
conferences. It I understood that
the two premiers would concentrate
their attention upon Ino proposed
Anglo-French treaty of alliance, but
in addition they will loueli upon tho
riiru'im- other matters:
1. The future auuuue ut win
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, JANUARY 15, 1922
Users of Bath
MOSCOW, Jan, 14. Tho enter
prising merchant who provides a
supply of Imtlitiihltfid wash bnsln
toppers for ltussla will be hailed
enthusiastically by foreigners and
natives alike, as those nrcessuty
articles have utterly disappeared.
Tho Inhabitants arc using corkH
and wooden plugH wrapped with
The most popular member of
tho American colony now In Mos
cow Ik a young woman who.
thoughtfully brought a supply of
rubber stoppers from Now York
and distributed them among her
friends ns Christmas presents.
Virtually all hotels, office
buildings mid residences provided
with plumbing have been occu
pied at somo time within tho past
four years by troop or govern
mental officers with tho result
that plumbing nnd light future
has either been removed entirely
or badly damaged.
.SETS NEW RECORD
Dealers' Efforts of Past
Eclinsed in Preparing
for 1922 Exhibits
112 CARS ON DISPLAY
Tabernacle Is Hustling Mass
of Decorations as Final
Touches Are Applied
'With 112 latest model automo
biles, OJiscparatu booths and exhibits
of cars and utcessnnes, 40,000
squaro lect of floor space, and a
distinctive progrum of ontcrtalnliiK
vaudcvlllo in,- musical numbers,
Tulsa's sixth annual uutomobllo
show will open Monday afternoon In
the labcrnaclo at Fourth und IHgln.
a preliminary renturn of the show Is
tiwhc a dazzling parade which will
pass li long the principal business
struct, exhibiting for n few minutes,
some of the numerous cars that will
mako up the week's exposition,
Tulsu'n preceding uutomobllo
snows wero unquauneuiy successful
from tho viewpoints of both ex
hlbltors and spectatbrs. That this
year's show will bo even more suc
cessful Is tho prevalent opinion
among uutomobllo dealers. Thero
have been u'numbcr of unusual Im
provements mado In car designs and
cqulpmont during tho pant year, and
the prlco 'of virtually nil makes of
automobiles has returned to n flguro
at or near that of tho period com
rhonly designated as "normalcy."
Tabciii'iflc Nearly Heady,
The show building will be ready
for occupancy severul hours before
the show opens, workmen woro
busily engaged Saturduy and Butur
duy night putting tho finishing
touches to tho Interior, which pre
sents almost a dazzling appearance.
Tho celling li entirely covered
with green foliage, wlilclt is given
added color by the placing at numer
ous points of highly colored paper
flowers. Tho decorative schomo Is
carried from tho celling to the posts
around which aro entwined tho arti
ficial vines that start at the floor
and memo at tho top with tno ceil
lug decoratlonB. At various points
over tho floor have been piacea
giant papier macho vases from tho
opening or wnicii project van
colored flowers and branches cuv
ered with hrwued autumn leaves.
Four lurgo pedestals bear Incenso
pots from which will Issue tho
piquant odor of burning Incense day
ami nlirht ilurlnir the show.
Ill the center of tho room Is to he
nlaced a llfe-slzo cattle ot winged
.Mercury, representing the spirit of
transportation. The figure stands on
a rim of an upstanding disc that
resembles an automobllo tire
which Is flanged on cither sldo with
Since Comcnlciitly Placed,
At tho cast end of the room, high
above tho heads of spectators, Is the
stage on which vaudeville niimhjrs
will be presented. TJio performers
miiv lin easily seen from any part
of thu building, without tho usual
craning of necks.
The entire floor has been covered
with green burlap, which hannonlzo
pleasingly with the Rolld mans of
green decorations overhead and with
the vines thnt connect them. Numer
ous rugs are to be placed over the
floor, especially in-front of exhibits.
l o complete tno gunTiu scnuinu o-
arrangement aim to meet ino wania
of the hungry anTI thirsty spectators,
a "hot dog and coia uruiK sianq oc
cupies one corner of th building.
The decorations tor inis-tiinw urn
doubtless th most elaborate ever
ueed fur an event or simiiur cnar-
acter In any clJWtwlco the slz of
'Iatj.twlco the slz of
Tulsa. Automofc dealers from
Kunsua City. Who nere lo uicur -
tain tho success ot thin show, declare
thu decorations aro more costly nna
unlnuo than those used for airy other
show 'they have witnessed.
Monday tne opening pi
been designated dealer' night. All
dealers aro to appear In formal dross,
as they did u year ago, and their ox-
hlota art) to lie oceupieu uy unarm
ing young misses wearing evening
Wedntsuay nignt is to uo apprecia
tion night. At that tlmo figures will
be produced and read to snow mat
tlm automobile industry is second In
Tulra to tho oil Industry unif this al
leged fart Is to he proved n Tutsans
CONTINUED O.N PAOE, TWO,
Orlclnal llcl.n baity a rain In buil.
nt. ttoulb ilda delivery, Uaaft Ctlo.J.
TRAINED IN U. S.
TO AID IRELAND
Tli roe T h o it s a n d Men
Went Over Under Cover
of Strict Secrecy
MANY NOT IRISHMEN!
Volunteers in Hundreds of In-
stances Said to Be Merc
rim-rum im ii n in nam!. " w,lH ""' flrM "IK '"nlch tiimln
BRITAIN AND U. S. IN DARK 'V the four special deputy sheriffs
Neither Government Aware of
1. R. A. Activities Which
Are Still Going On
(Coi)tllit. iHt, Inter Nw Hrvlc
NliW VOItK. Jan, 11, An
Anietlcan division of thn "Invisible
army" of Ireland Is In existence nnd
has been fur more than two years. It
was leu rii i'il today by tho Interna
tional News Service.
ConipiuileH havo been drilling
regulnily In cities throughout tho
t'tiltcd Slates mult.. ,i'.lrs nf tho
chief I rii It i cpubltcuit army and hnvn
been prepared for call to Ireland unit
nki up arms without any Inkling of
Members of the "Invisible nrmy"
In this country numbers between
twenty-flvo and thirty thousand, ac
cording to coiiservntlvo estimates
iho most amazing fart disclosed
Is that detachments mIIi-0 lo Iielnud
from time, to time without the
knowledge either of the Ilrltlsli or
American iiutliorltlea. It Is known
that four companies from Philadel
phia got iitvny and It Is estimated
that altogether between two nnd
three thousand members of the "in
visible nrmy" on this sldo landed m
Itelatul and fought fur thn Irish te
pitbllc How they got tirriiw no ono
with the Information will dlsclnrr.
tjuerles to persons In u position to
know bring tho answer: "They went
in tno same mysterious wuv ns i,
Vnlera came and went."
A number of them It was learned,
were momhuta of ilho Sixty-ninth
regiment of New York, which dis
tinguished Itself In the world war.
Many wero Americans without Irish
blood, it is claimed.
Tho utmost secrecy has guarded
every movement of tho "invlslblo
army." It Is understood that thu
members who call themselves
"Irish volunteers," take an oath nf
socrccy and swear to support thu
They cannot disband their com
panies until they receive orders from
Ireland, nnd It Is snld, hnve con
tinued to di lil In their secret assem
bly plarcs alnre tlm treaty with Eng
land was ratified. It Is not believed
ihey will bn ordered to disband, but
will be kept In training a long ui
tho chlufs of tho "Invisible army" In
Ireland think It necessary.
The largest companies of the
American division are Mild to be In
New York, Chlcngo. Huston, Han
Francisco and Philadelphia.
BIG LIQUOR RAID IN TEXAS
County Attorney, One Deputy Sheriff
Among Alleged Law Vlnlaluis.
WACO, Texas, Jan. H. -County
Attorney Kubapks ot Limestone
county and 16 others were brought
to this city Into this iiftcrntmn null
arraigned before Cnltcd State Com
mlssloncr A. P. McCormlcK. cnurgud
with violation of United Slnto
liquor laws ami conspiracy. fin
banks was released under n noiid
of 11,000, while the otheia wero
locked up In the county pall.
Among them was Deputy Sheriff
Steel, charged with resisting un of
ficer. It wns snld at the time of
his arrest lie attempted tn knock
n revolver from the hands of a
Commissioner MrCormlck, when
questioned ns to tho Identity or tho
andl'neii arrested. rcfiiMCd to answer nnd
imrred newspaper men rrom nis or
flee. It wns stated by a Hulled Mutes
secret service man who is worRlng
on the Mexla rase that 25 more
prlsoiierH-wlll be brought ben. to
morrow. They are now being held In
the camp of the national guard at
MrsKO(ii:i:..v is xi:.it di:.tii
Tmim IlKhy, Owner of PIhk'iiIk. Nut
Ktrx-ctfil In Live u nroiiitii .-sikiii.
KANSAS CITY. Jan. 11. - Phvsl
elsjis nttondlng Tnms Illxby. pub--ier
of the Muskogee. Oklahoma.
Dally Phoenix, who Is critically HI
In a hospital here, slid late tonight
thero was no change In Iho pati
ent's condition and that there wns a
possibility that he might not live
through the night.
Mr. itlabv. who was enroule home
I fi , ,iu Ciitfornla, became gravely in
Wednesday, "is train was met at
1 j.rnUi Kansas, by his thre'j sons
Mn uorHimnl physician from
M u c. Jt wa decided that his
'.., ,.i,i ,,,.i ....miit run.
iiniistlou of the trip to Munkogee
nll,i 1H WHs brought to a hospital
h"" lato esteriiu
lJUU'll .H'liV STILL LOCKHD 1'P
I'niihli) lo Item ll n IlrrlMon After
lliuirv if Delllii'rnlloil on ClIM'
LOS ANGIILI'.S, Jan. 14 Thirty
hours of deliberation failed to bring
a verdict from 10 women and two
men Jurors In tho trial of Arthur P.
Ilurch of llvunston, HI., charged with
thn murder of J. Helton Kennedy.
broker, hero August 6, and thu Jury
was locked up for tho nlfcht shortly
after 10 o'clock.
'Purity Squad' Goes Raiding
New Deputies Convinced,
Over Tulsa County, That
as the Picture Hnd Been
Principally in Adjoininc
Are Not of "Rough" Class,
Tim "purity miti.nl" went on the
war path Katiirdm afternoon, fnl
Mowing a wiek of ioi iiniinltrrlng
nnd on the state highway near the
""were muniy nnc rested n per
sons, seining iiimut xr gallons of
com U.ui.r All of those ariesteil
according to the of fleers, weie ru
tin iiIiik from "stills In ItogKis i'oiiii-
who were Ulinoliitcd leceutlv. The
Vrlmo i ru s,i d trs, li, N. Knbblus,
lllll Mayflelil, Huh Atkins und
Glenn I.Hiklns, wero nc ciiiupuulf d
by three federal enforcement of
I'lii' Put In .lull.
Five of those arrested were
placed tu Jail, two of whiilll were
Inter released under 11,000 bund
ouch, The others wore Instructed
In appear before Federal Coiiiiiils
juloni'i' Onirics Yniircy .Monday
morning. Those who were placed
111 Jail gao their names ns Waller
lluchnn, Fluyit Hpeni'iir. Tiini Col
lins, Will Chapln and W l. F.th
rldge. Chapln nnd llthrldKi', who
neiu iIiIvImk it Packard roadster
when arrested weie later released
under bond. The roadster and their
two gallons of llqiyr weie seized
llilchaii, Kpencer and Collins were
driving a Packard touring car and
bad U. gnllons of liquor. Neither of
the trio had made bond late
night. This cur was also seized
and the liquor destroyed.
Others who were arrested .gave
their names ns: G. L. Huntley, 20116
Mast Hlxth, who was driving a Ford
touring car and bail five gallons of
liquor. Jutk O'Connor nnd Cluiilei
Jones, both of 1313 I'.ast Admiral,
J C Young nnd John Humphrey,
all four of whom were In u Find
tinning car- they had two gallons
of booze which was seized, Guy P..
Massey. contriutor, J W. Church,
F. C. Grny. A. Prjde, 14 West See-
unit, J. 1 1. Ilnnsnn. Meveiiteenlli nnd
SHANTUNG CASE '
Agreement Is Reached on
Preliminaries as to Kia
Many Vexed at Protracted
Discussions, Plainly Eager
lo Ilefum to Homes
washVnVito.v,' "aii. m.-ti,
Shantung negotiations took another
step forward today while alt of t)ie
other activities of the arms confer
ence weie at u standstill.
Meeting for thu 2Ctli time since
they began their separate convert i
tlons, tin) Japanese mid Chinese
ngreed on somn of tho preliminary
moves looking to complete restora
tion of the Kla-Chow territory to
May Settle Hallway How.
At tho same time thero was ap
parent In noiiih qtinrlcrs n mountlnif
hnpo thnt tho question of tho Shan
tung railroad, the only point on
which tho two delegations have
found themselves ciimplutely dead
locked, would bo settled soon 00 tlm
basis of American nnd Ilrltlsh com
promise) suggestions now under con
sideration In Peking and Tokio.
The halting progress of tho dis
cussions, however, coupled wlll
complete suspension of conference
negotiations on other subjects led to
renewed rumblings of disappoint
ment from foreign delegations who
are anxious to get home. Confer
ence officials wero talking tonight
of a resumption of the sesslotti of
thn far eastern eommltteo next week,
although 21 hours before they vul
Indleuted thnt tho committee would
not i'vusieiiihlu until thn shantung'
uroblem hud been solved.
iii'Hiii'H nnnniung. inn geiienu
fur eastern Issues constitute virtu
ally tho only remaining business of
tho conference A reply still Is
awaited fnun Toll In regarding Die
Pacific fm tiriciiilnns section of the
naval treaty, but most of the dele
gates are so niiifldcnt the point will
be easily sullied that they are be
ginning to speak ot the naval ne
gotiations ns a closed chapter In
Would Kettle Shantung I lr-1.
A view that the far eastern dis
cussions should be hold In abeyance
lo give free relq for the Shantung
negotiations ha been emphasize n
In American quarters particularly
It being argued thnt the Japanese
and Chine, groups were fully oc
cupied with the question of the
Kino-enow icuseiioui nun mat tne
far eastern committee could lint
go ahead without them.
In the background of this pro
posal has nppoared a suggestion
that it might also help solve the
remaining problems of the rur
east If ths Shantung question flrsl
were put out of the way.
It s evident, however, that not I
all 'he delegations agree with the
I American view
of dl'icus lon and with important
1 continue on i-Afiw iwo,
ninii rv im.iI'h
IS Cm II HI ' rluSH
XiC -TJL COttU
After Carefully Combing
District Is Not So "Dirty"
Painted Stills Operated 1
i, but All Violators
Lewis, all of whom weie .riding In
a Dodge e,tr nw neil liy Hanson -till
Pally hnd ,i gallon of liquor;
Donald mid It G, fpillmnn, (ill
Ninth Filn'o, who weie driving a
Dudge tinning cur nnd hud u gal
lon of biioae, according to thn of
ficers. Sliii'in I'ulltiswil (Jiilcl Si'iuilliig,
The captures Saturday followed
an entile week of semillng The offl
cls have visited priirllciilly every
town In the county during Hie Inst
week nnd until Hiitiiiday afternoon
had muiln only .two captures. Ono
was at lllckiny whern threo gallons)
nf choc was drnKxed from a small
Ink. Thins gallon butllts had been
placed In ii Mick to which was fus-
llened Ii wire, uncording in tho cru
saders. On tlm J. W. Whitney fnnn near
Mohawk Hie officers found n Id-gill-Ion
cupper still and linen barrels ot
mash but no moonshiner. Thu uttl
rers said Hint the still belonged to
"After nearly two weeks of con
stant dilvlng I ii to every nook nnd
cm nor of this cuuiily wo are con
,vlnced that It wan not ns dirty us
I many rlnltued," thu officers said Sat
urduy night. "Wo huv's boon all over
the county and have found little evl
Idenco of had law violation, Wo are
convinced that mom of thn stills lira
'located In adjoining counties und It
lis our ellef that these stills are
pruniuiiio uy many or muse
. no in,,, ill, v iv, I iiuni llllltll' III!
law enforcement. Our arrests Sat
urday afternoon show Hint It Is nut
untliely the criminal chins which Is
Violating the liquor laws, If tho
miionsl)liier Is tu bu put out of bunl
nesa tip' nutter class of citizens must
quit buying his piuduct. Wo are
lining to keep etllls out ot operation
in tins county nun wu inteiiu to muKo
It hind on the mini who buys the
liquor. We were appointed to enfoiva
the law and we aie not going tn'shiiw
any favorites, our advice Is If you
don't wiint to get arrested don't play
PART OF MEXIA
,, ,, . . . i niroiignout mo iriai nnu ove
Three EuildintrK Razed bvimM,t,"IC0 wn" 'cad. whan his
n t rrV i i Pu . i " collapsed on his shoulder ho
UlaZe That f lourishes Brlinly. The youth was npp
for Two Hours
Lack of Supply Is Partially
Blamed for Loss That May
Pass $750,000 Mark
MJXIA, Toias. Jan. U. Loss
estimated at about $760,000 Is tho
toll of ii fire vyhlch swept nearly a
block of the business section of Tex.
is' latest oil town tonight. Seven two-
story iiuiidings were destroyed. About
,.llis" ,,' ir lir.uujll'll, AIIUUl
half of the estimated loss Is said to
bo covered by lusuinucc, Tho elec
tric plant and telephone Bvstoms
wero put out of commission. Tho
buildings (list roped nro; Itoss und
Green, Simon brothers, Jesse Mo
L'oiiden, Prendergast, Smith, Wells,
Plttman and Colonial Investment.
M'HXIA, Texas, Jan. 14. Fire
which for a tlmo threatened the en
tire business section anil which do
slioyed the Itoss und Green, Pltt
man Oil Kxchnnge und Petroleum
buildings, win believed to be under
coiitml at 8 u'oluck tonight, after
burning for about two hours.
Tho city Is under mnrtlitl law fol
lowing a prorlaiiiittioii by Governor
Neff, to rld the town of gambling
and alleged bootleggers. Thn mill
lurv and statu rangers encountered
difficulty In handling crowds ut the
LoM Cllnll $2.111,1100.
The bias at this hour was mil
muted ut 2fi0.0'i0 or more.
Most of tho business htill'lliigs In
Muxlu are of fiiiino or brick. Few
are more thiin two stories.
The Itoss and On en building, the
structure across the street from
which tho telephone offices, were
located, uro near the nillroail de
pot. Water Supply luiiilciiuaie.
While the city of Mexla Is more
or less scattered, the business sec -
Hon proper Is confined to a coin
panitlvely small space and the
principal business houses weru
along Commerco streol.
An adequate wuter supply has
been one of the pioblems of thn
city. It had sufficed whon it Was
a town ot a few thousand Inhabl
tnntK but Its sudden growth was
iiiich. coupled with the fact thnt n
well drilled near the spring which
wus the source of supply made
I water scuire. Getting enough
waier fur a good bath has been
more or less of a problem.
WOHTIIAM, Texas, Jan 14 -
Lack nf water and fire fighting up.
ONTINL'i:ll ON VAttt. TWO
Tfl.HA, Jan. 1 4.- Mailmum, II, mini
muiii Hi north wlmla. rltar
OKLAHOMA hunrtiiy ami Monday gen
AUKA.-.HAH Kunilar fur rrinlrr In
imrtliwMt iuriior Monilay 'air, amtxwliat
i , ,li
HAST TISXAH Sunday (air wurmsr tn
, iiiiliv.nl lurtiun Murnlay (air, cvltlar
PRICE 6 CENTS
I'DOC BARKER, 22,
GETS LIFE TERM
Spend Rest of Li
en lor Murdering
Thomas J. Sherrill
Hut. Mother IIurs Her Son,
Hreakiiifr Into Tears While
Ho Is Belnjf Led Away
CASE WAS ONE OF MYSTERY
Determined Detective Work
on Clue Furnished by Fatal
Hullet, Convicted lioy
"Doc" Darker, 22-yenr-nld youth,
was convicted of murder by n ills,
trlct court Jury lato Saturday night
and sentenced to life Imprisonment
In thn stale pehltontlary Rt hard
(The Jury reported at 0S45 o'clock,
nftor deliberating on tho case thrco
hours. Final arguments wern mado
In tlm enso mid tho Jury sworn by
5:40 o'clock, but tho Jury did not
retire until 7 o'clock.
His .Mother 1 1 leaks Down,
Tho aged parents of tho accused
youth, who wero nt his sldo through
out the trial, maintained their com
posure until deputy sheriffs Rtartcd
to take Darker back to his cell In
the county Jail. It was then that
his mother, loaning heavily on her
son's shoulder und sobbing audibly,
collapsed, The father, a small man,
stooped with years, his hair snowy
while, stood with bowed head,
I caressed tho grief stricken mother
nnd utter a pal on the hack and a
I huudsl'ako with his son, walked tn
the other aide nt tho courtroom
whore ho stood nlotm until utter thn
Jury hud been discharged nnd most
ot the spectators had departed.
When tho mother and father fl
nnlly left tho courtroom they wern
accompanied by u large number nf
friends, mostly youths, all of wbonr
hnd grasped hands with Darker be
fore lie was taken to his cell.
Ital'kcr knot Ills coin ensure
throughout tho trial and oven nftor
less affected than either of his
filomla or immediate family.
.May Appeal Case.
That tho decision will bo npponleit
was th Intimation of Ilarkor'i
counsel, "John Hykcs. Judge W. Ii.
Williams nnnounend that he would
pass sentence on the convicted man
It was reported that thn first 11
lot taken by tho lurv wns unnnlmnn .
iin Parker's guilt, Tho sainn report
liuil It Hint threo ballots wero tnkmj
to fix tho ptinlshinont. Tho first
ballot stood seven for llfo Imprison
ment and flvo for death. Tho sec
ond ballot was nlno for llfo nnd
threo for death and tho third ballot
wan unanimous for llfo.
Tho crlmo for whtei. iirki. ..,nt
ll'nvo to spend th romalnder of his
' , t.-l, j -........v. w. n.n
",". """tnd the gray grim walls nt
der of Thomas J. Bhsrrlll aged night
ii.wiiiiinii ui tno partiauy completed
St. Johns hospital who was mur
dered on the night of August 2E. Tho
old man's body was found about
daylight on tho morning of August.
26 and for many weeks his death
wns n complete mystery.
Tho Other Arrested. ,
In fact when liarkor was arrested
chained vvltli the crime It came as a
complete surprise. Hesldes Marker.
Claude "Slats" Chamberlain wua
also charged with tho crime. Hu
turned stale's evldonco and proved
the star witness. Joo Mori is was also
ariested In connection with tho mur
der hut later discharged, Two other
youths who aro directly connocted
with the killing, according to offi
cials, am Vuliioy Davis and Howard
Carponler, neither of whom havo
ever been aiinruhnnilv,! w,i,n
I Ducket, private detective and F. J.
iiuys, county investigator, wore tho
ofllcers who unraveled the mystery.
A peculiarly shaped revolver bullet
was the clue un which the officers
first Miirted working. From this bul
let the slender thread was followed
until a few weeks later Darker nnd
mo oiner men wero arrested.
The peculiar bullet wnlrh id t
the solving ot the mystery was n.
.45 uallher Smith and Wesson. It
i iiuii iiunuirmeii ino mu man'a neail.
, Another bullet ot .38 caliber had
entered his abdomen.
Ah soon as tho bullets had' been
extracted from the body the officers
based their seurcli on tho larger
bullet. It wns of u peculiar build,
according lo tho officers and also
of an off-weight from other bullets.
A thorough svurrh of tho ground
near where Sherrill was shot con
vinced the officials that the guns
quell were not automatics on no
ejected shells were found.
Thu larger bullet failed to match
shells ot what are commonly callod
rONTINlT.D O.'J l'AOH TWO .