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THE SUNDAY OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER FINAL EDITION P VOL. XVI, NO. 107. MYS TO ACCEPT MOVIE CONTRACT AS MORAL CHIEF Will Supervise Re-organization and Eliminate "Rough Features" 1HLKS WITH HARDING i 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- BOOIl, No date was set for Hays' retire ment from the cabinet. Hays Issuod the following; state- Mllli; "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 ii cont-iuded. 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 "" I'tesiuent. 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 -lirra upon. 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' era 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 Transport Leak Failed to Stop RolliQ' 'Bones' 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 Brooklyn. 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. DEMOCRATS PLAN 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 Bad Business" ADMINISTRATION WEAK Its Recowl Long List of Badl and Worse Appointments, Democratic Charge 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 November. 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 accountability. 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 Industries. "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. LEAGUE COUNCIL, HELD OBNOXIOUS, 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- i;ilmlnntrt Oniiictl. 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 us." 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 resentative. 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 problems. - 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 Lulils Loucheur, 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 to lterlln. lie wa.ioiu mai iuiuui t.o.1 l,..n ..lr'iiliifL.H thn.1 Lenlnn was morrow. ' 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 ficials today. 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 i Stopper Panic Grips Soviet's 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 cloth. 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. AUTO EXPOSITION .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 miniature wings. 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 gowns. 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. Advettlatmeat. INVISIBLE ARMY 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 Adventurous Americans iy. 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 now. 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 Irbh republic. 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 ranger. 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 Mexla. 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 , "..tordiiy 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' SO 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 Af!f!!!ll WJSSL vmtt.io 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 fice! . 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 last I 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 ' NEARS SOLUTION Agreement Is Reached on Preliminaries as to Kia Chow Restoration DELEGATES RESTLESS 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 China. 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 conference accomplishments. 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 fter nine wet-us 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 Counties. i, but All Violators They Declare. 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 hoinu squatter. "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 with whisky." FIRE DESTROYS 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 WATER JNSUFFICIENT 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 fire. 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 Tifri Weather Tfl.HA, Jan. 1 4.- Mailmum, II, mini muiii Hi north wlmla. rltar OKLAHOMA hunrtiiy ami Monday gen erallr clili-r 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, GUARD'S SLAYER, GETS LIFE TERM Spend Rest of Li Life en lor Murdering Thomas J. Sherrill YOUTH UNDISTURBED 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 lubor. (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 mother smiled nnnarentlv 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 neat Saturday, 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 mysterious mur 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 .