RELIABILITY CH ' " CTER ENTERPRISE
OKLAHOMA'S GREATEST NEWSPAPER
VOL. XVI, NO. 126.
TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1922
PRICE C CENTS
MOVIE DIRECTOR MYSTERIOUSLY SLAIN
(( CIUCl'LATION. JANUARY 111 li( 111 ill WSAW J WK??SoSU3! .
e2a 1 PJU
- TO PAYBONUSES
Impractical to Rely on
Foreign Debt Bill, He
WOULD TAX TOBACCOS
Proposes to Obtain Revenue
in Part by Increasing Levy
on Cigarets, 'Making
.Alnnl 1 1 1 r T u nAltiMnrnpn
iHauLin I ha bunaiucrtcu
Additional Theater Tax Also
Proposed With Increase
on Document Stamps
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Special
taies must bo levied to securo a sol
dier bonus, as tho foreign debt can
not be relied upon for this purpose,
Secretary Mellon tnted emphatically
today beforo the houso ways and
He opposed a general sales tax on
the ground of the cost nnd suggested
that specific articles should bo taken
up for special taxation.
How Ho Would Itnlso .Money.
Without specifically recommond
Ini any tax, he suggested that reve
nues would be raised by these taxes!
Increase of 1 per cent on first
clais mall matter and on second
class mall matter which would yield
Increase In documentary stamps
toes to yield J 10,000,000.
Tax of 2 cents on bank checks,
Increase In cigarets of B0 cents
1 1,000 which would yield $26,000,
oco. Increase In smoking tobacco tax 2
tents a pound, which would product
Licenso tax on automobllo horse
power 25 cents to yield J60, 000,000.
The secretary estimated the' cash
cost of the bonus each year for the
first two years at J425, 000.000 or
at a total of $850, 000,000. During
tho next fiscal year, or In 1923-24,
the estimated deficiency In expendi
tures of overestimated receipts Is
Can't Increase "Tax Class."
"Wo cannot increase the class o'
taxes now in existence," tho secre
tary argued. "It la necessary to
find some broad class of commodi
ties upon which somo reasonnblo
perrenlaco of tax cun bo levied
which will not bo too much of a bur
den." Representative Hawloy, republican,
of Oregon, asked if an lncreaso in
the corporation tax and tho Income
normal tax was practical.
"It would bo harmful to Increase
either," asserted Secretary Mellon.
"It would retard revival of Industry.
These taxes are higher now than
they should bo In normal or peace
" "Utilization of the foreign debt Is
Impracticable, uncertain and would
lend to a great many difficulties,"
Moner an Uncertainly.
"It is a problem whether these
funds can bo obtained within tho
time limit to meet the bonus pay
ments. It is most uncertain- when
we can get this money. Nothing will
oe gained In such financing. The
these securities and market them.
It will cost more than markiUng our
own. I don't think theso ' foreign
securities would bring ns much ns
our own bonds. They would have
to be sold at a discount because sub
ject to municipal taxes."
Secretary Mellon objected to n
fraduatcd stamp tax on checks. He
said It would be complicated and
could not be adjusted equitably.
He opposed a general sales tax
because of the cost of its admlnU
Atratlon. V.. "With It you would have more
fan a million returris." h said! "It
ntalls a work of great magnitude,
would tako a unit in the treasury
in z.ooo additional employes
Where would wo put them?"'
The kftPrelnrv anM I vnlvli V.a ,..
... "., .' 1 b . ' 1 1 f. ' I V II " J.WU'
101 to lew n 9n In n i-nllnn Iot nn
iolin0i (or use in gas engines
"men would yield 180,000,000 a
"There are 11 ntnfion Hint Hut
ouiiuc. - t.n , ltenrPRentntlvn ffflrn-
jrach, republican of New Joraey.
vu wouin nave to Keep that in
"Ind." said ths secretary. "The
--.ion must navo resources of ro
"'Jts of taxes."
.Representative Fear of Wisconsin
ncreata of 10 tents on theater
,.''wy not put a tax of to cents n
.1? ?no- ,non yu w-ould prevent
iraKedlftN ailf-V. ,hr at t.-
(rbocker theater." said fnachsnich.
SI P Questioned by Representative
mfV- republican. Wisconsin, as to
t tIs ror tho estimate of a cost
Of IS50.000.000 for tho bonus the
two years. Mr. Mellon said thU
'. n the assumption that half the
ormer A(vriHf . , i .,.. i.
m.ii" all "Peculatlve." uald Mr.
-....un, -rto nnn can tell accurately
now much It will cost."
ia I, ''Ttar aslcsd the secretary as
!,..r T w". f various taxes. The
Mcretary objected to any furthe
, . , n ! tax on tho transfer
:,.'" nnd nonas, declaring it
-" rmro Dusiness.
WZ.,?::ht that the normal In
CONTINUED ON I'AOB TWO,
Hospital to Be
Leused by Vets
Special to Ths World.
WASHINGTON, Fob. 2. Tho
Muskogee Statu hospital will bo
leased by tho United Stales
Veterans bureau at 1 22,600 per
annum, or 4 VS per cent on tho
Investment, it was definitely
Tha building will bo equipped,
maintained and operated by tho
vetrcans bureau. All remain
ing to bo done Is tho clerical
work on drawing up tho lease.
Charles I. Nldor. architect for
tho Muskogee building, was
called Into conference by Di
rector Forbes of tho veterans bu
Tho American Region com
mittee, 'which departed today, let
It bo known Mn no uncertain
terms that they bellovo nn Okla
homa delegation coming tS Wash.
Ington havo a right to at least
sco n senator from that state.
The commlttco hunted for Sen
ator Owen for throe days, and
although the hospital Is to be
located In his homo town Owen
took no part ono way or tho
other in the matter.
Benator Harrcld strongly urged
the Muskogcu hospital. Ho said
ho was tired of Oklahoma being
made an adjunct of Texas.
Weeks Suggests That Gov
ernment Protect Itself
HIS PROFIT LIMITED
Also Agrees to Stand Ready
to Manufacture Munitions
in Case of Another War
WASHINGTON, Fob. 2. Ilecom-
mcndlnc neither acccptanco nor re
jection, but urging Immcdlaato con
sideration, Becrstary of War Weeks
loaay transmitted to congress Henry
Ford's offor to the government to
develop tho Muscle Shoals project In
Uist mlnuto chances In Ford's con
tract, making stronger the guaran
tees of good faith to the government,
havo led administration officials to
regard the Ford offer as "one of
value," Secretary Weeks declared.
Takes Only 8 Per Cent I'roflt,
Principal of these changes were.
I. Ford agrees to continue manu
facture of nitrogen and other ferti
lizers in the nltrato plants now oper
ating. 2. He guarantees that the ferti
lizer products manufactured at tho
plant will be sold for net more than
8 per cent profit.
3. iio guarantees to maintain tho
plant In its war time stato of readi
ness for tho marlufacturo of explo
sives in the ovent of war.
Thoso modifications of Fords first
proposal for tho development of the
pro.oct may result in final accept
ance of hU Plans by congress al
though lengthy consideration of tho
scheme Is bound to be made, it was
nulil, at the war department.
In Bonding tho Ford offer to con
gress, socrotary Weeks suggests fur
ther contractural modifications de
signed to throw up insurmountable
guarantees that tho contract, If ap
proved, will bo carried out,
- Wants Ijcgal CJuartls.
He urges congress to make sure
before sanctioning the proposal, thai
the government bo guaranteed tho
right to proceed legally against the
company by which Ford propeses to
liandin'the development If It falls in
any way to carry out its contract to
Socretarv Weeks combats the lord
demand for a 100 year contract de
claring it would bo better to limit
tho Dronosed contract to 60 years.
It would bo unwlso for tha govern
ment to enter Into a longer contract,
Weeks told congress, because of the
water power development and tho
probability of changes which may bo
made, especially In tho transmission
Even If the eovernment determines
CONTINUKD ON J'AUB TWV,
PUBLIC DEBT DECREASES
neconls Show BO Million Is In
T......nv flint, l,t Ikrvmilhor.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. The
puhllC ueut uecrsaseu uinu,
matclj" JjO.OOO.OOO In January, ac
cording to figures announced today
by the treasury, which showed th'
..,.1.11.. ,1M, nn .Innnnrv At to h'
123,318, 344, Z-ia as compare
123.438,081,351 on December 11.
Decreases. In both expenditure
and receipts of tho government dur
ing January as compared wl h Do
cembcr wero reported by the treas-
UrDurlng January the total ordlnarv
expenditures neKrecated 231.000,
000 as compared with 3330,000,000
during December, while ordinary re
ceipts for tho month aggregated
3191,000,000 as against IT40.000.000
In December, when about JS24.000,
000 of Incomo and profits taxes .were
ON NEXT PONTIFF
But Snecial Reculations
Will" Let 2 Americans
in, Though Tardy
NUNS LOCKED UP, TOO
11 of Them, With Assistants,
Will Cook nnd Clean Crock
ery During Election
QUEER 'CUSTOMS OBSERVED
Whito Smoke. Issuimr From
Secret Chamber, Sign That
New Pope Is Named
nOMB, Feb. 2. Tho most Impor
tant papal election In more than half
a century began today when tho con.
clavo of r,2 cardinals nssombled In
secret In tho Vatican to ballot upon
a successor to Doncdict XV, late
sovereign pontiff to tho church of
Rome. Upon tho outcomo of tho elec
tion will depend whether n reconcil
iation Is to b.e effected botween the
Vatican and tho Italian state. It Is
expected tho fjrst ballot will not bo
taken until Friday morning.
Klght cardinals wero absent. Car
dinal O'Connell of Hoston and Car
dinal Dougherty of Philadelphia nre
en rouio to iiomo nut may arrive be
fore the ballutlng Is completed. The
lobulation permitting the breaking
of tho seals of tho doors of the sis
tlno chapel to admit tardy cardinals
nt any tlma will bo Invoked. Hven
If they cTo not arrive in time-to par
ticipate In tho election they will
havo n part In tho coronation cere
monies. Next Pontiff Is SOtst.
Tho absence of a cardinal does not
prevent him from being elected none.
Tho next supremo pontiff will be
261st to occupy tho holy chair of
A two-thirds majority Is necessary
Tho ceremonies of tho dav began
at 0:30 with a solemn high mass,
celebrated by Cardinal Vannutclll,
dean of tho sacred college in Pao-
Monslgnor Haiti read the tradi
tional Latin address pro ellgondo
ponteflce exhorting the electors to
discard personalities and seek Inspf-
All of the cardinals had to take
tho ancient oath of secrecy, binding
them to silence upon all that occurs
within the sealed chapel. Also, they
are bound by solemn ccclestlnstlcal
oath to do nothing to hinder nn
Factional Feeling Ituns Illgli.
Tho factional feeling In the sacred
college made It certain the olectlon
would bo a difficult one and Indica
ted that tho balloting would bo long
drawn out. Predictions wero froely
made that either a compromise
candluato or a "dark horso ' una
compuratlvoly obscure cardinal
would bo chosen.
Tho high political feeling was en
gendered by tho following circum
After tho death of IJencdlct XV
Cardinal Uasparrl, papal secretary
of state, made it known ho would
attempt to havo the lato pontiff's
policy carried out by his successor.
The chief aim of this policy was rec
onciliation botween the Vatican 'nd
the qulrlnal. Supporters of Cardinal
Gasparrl claim 29 votes.
Tjia opposition faction, which op
posed reconciliation on the ground
that It would Impair tho interna
tional prestlgo of tho church, was
led by Cardinal Merry dol val, cam
erlengo of tho holy Ilomau church,
secretary of tho congregation of the
holy otflco and arch priest of the
basilica of tha Vatican. Adherents
of Cardinal Merry dol Val claimed
to have 20 votes assured,
Vatican Tightly Sealed.
The program for tho afternoon
called for tho assembling of tho violet-robed
cardinals In tho pnollnn
CONTINUED ON TAOC TWO.
NO ARBUCKLE AGREEMENT
Jury Locked Up for Night After
liny ami llnir of Deliberation.
BAN FRANCISCO, Fob. 2. Tho
Jury In the second trial of a man
slaughter charge against Roscoo C.
(Fatty) Arbucklo still was debating
fir a dec.slon lato today, 24 hours
after retiring to deliberate. Court
room speculation said the alignment
stood soveu to flvo for acquittal and
another prevalent guess wsm t-lght to
four In favor of tho dofundant.
At 9:30 p. m. tho Jury was locked
r r he night on nocount of a
slight attack of Illness suffered by
Juror I.eo Dolson. Tho Jury has
been out nearly thirty hours. It will
return to court at v a. m. tomorrow.
TUI.HA, rh. 2. JUilinu.n. it, mint
mum IS . north Wtna. cltar.
OKLAHOMA T Vrldsr sml F.turdiy,
partly cloudy ts cloudy; colder Saturday.
KANSAb'l 0nrlly fair Friday and
Baturuayj iwl faucu cbancs la tvmpar-
OKLAHOMA C1TV, Feb. !. -The
namo of H, 1', Freellng, at
torney general, Is being written
6,800 times by Randall R Cobb,
assistant attorney general, In giv
ing thu Tulsa water bunds tho
official approval tit tho attorney
general's office, Cobb has been
signing Freellng's namo steadily
since- noon yesterday and hopes
to havo tho signatures completed
along with other matters In
volved in tho investigation in
time for tho bonds to stand ap
proved Saturday. The bonds are
in denominations of $1,000.
Never before In tho history of
tho state has n bond Issun nf
36,800,000 been pabawd, Cabb
An assistant was furnished to
tho attorney general's office by
the city of Tulsa to aid In the
examination nnd checking of tho
bonds. Mnro than a week of
Mrenunus labor on tho part of
Cobb nnd tho assistant has been
PART OF DEMANDS
Voluntarily Revokes That
Portion That Would
PARLEY SPEEDED UP
Hughes Anxious That Busi
ness Be Wound Up ; Britain
Approves of Treaties
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Itefore
tho assembled uowers of tho Wash
ington conference. Japan officially
renounced this afternoon group v
or tho famous 21 demands, wiucn
had never been accepted by thf
Chineso but which she had kept
hanging llkn a sword nvor China's
head for six years.
These demands which China de
scribed as "the most Infamous of
tho lot," would havo virtually made
China a Japan dependency with
Jnpan dictating tho financial nnd
administrative functions of the
Japaneso spokesmen tins niisr
noon In the conference of the far
east conference, said Japan had
abnndoned group V.
Tho other demands oi ino u.
tlirnuch which Jananeso secured n
stranglehold on Manchuria and
Mongolia nnd which wero Included
In tho treaties, japan um not re
nounce. . .
Thoso, her spokesmen onnienueu,
wem accented bv the Chines" In
corporated In the treaties anil this
conference cannot well delv- into
tho righteousness of treaties.
Huron Makes Statement.
In his formal stalernent to tho far
eastern committee llaron Shldehara
declared tho tltlo "21 demands"
usually used to describe tho Jap
aneso 1915 program was misleading.
Explaining tho Japaneso ultima
tum to China, which was followed
by Chineso accoptanco of tho treaties
and agreements of 1016, Baron
Shldehara said that "seemed to the
Japaneso government tho only way
of Bringing tuo proiracicu negotia
tions to n speedy close." Ills state
ment follows In part:
"At a previous session of this
commltteo the Chineso delegation
presentqd a statomont urging that
tho Chlno-Japaneso treaties and
notes of 1915 be reconsidered and
canceled. The Japanese delegation
does not feel at liberty to concur In
llm tirnredurn to which China has
now- resorted with a view to cancel
lation of International engagements
which she entered Into as a free sov
orelirn nnllnn. If It should onco be
recognized that rights solemnly
granted by trcnty may be revoked at
any tlmo on the ground that they
were conceded against tho spontan
eous will of tho grantco, an ex
ceedingly dangerous precedent, will
be established with far-reaching
consequences upon tho stability of
'ho existing International relations In
Aula, in Kurono and everywhere.
"Tho statement of the Chinese
delegation under review declares that
China accented the Japaneso de
mands In 1915, hoping thaw a day
would tamo when she would have
ho opportunity of bringing them up
for reconsideration and cancella
"Having In view, howovor, the
rhanui'H which have taken place In
tha situation since the conclusion of
tho Chlno-Japancsu treaties and
notes of 1915, tho Japanese delega
tion Is huppy to avail Itself of the
present occasion to maito tno ioiiow
Were Jun Propositi.
"1. Japan Is ready to throw open
tho Joint activity of tho International
financial consortium recently or
ganized, the right of option granted
exclusively In favor of Japanese
rupltnl, with regard first, to loans
for tho construction of railways In
South Manchuria and eastern Inner
t;ti?i 1 if ur..t M.1 I flWJi r.iutw
TlODSB FOH 8AI.K
Two-atnry hnua, cnrnr Fifth and fin
elnnatl, lluat b' movnl Immailatrly, Call
nv, Itnlph r. Crura, ractor Trinity Epla
etipal church. Oaac m. u tall at parish
nouia airecuy scrvu uni. Aurvritat
MAY HELP FORM
With Miners and Rail Em
ployes They Could Hold
Most Union Power
BATTLE FORCE MASSING
Concerted Resistance to Fur
ther Wago Cuts Boinp; Pre
pared by Mine Chiefs
POLITICS PLAYS ITS PART
General Plan of Action May
Result in Elevating Lewis
to Gompcrs' Position
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 2. Probn-
blllty of tho formation of a "trlnln
alliance" composed of coal miners.
railroaders and steel workers of the
united States and resulting In tho
creation of tho most powerful labor
union group in tno world, which
WOUld hold thn lialunrn (t tin'.vnr In
tho American Federation of I.'ibor,
was admitted today In mine work
lA'uls Deeply Iiitrrentrri.
Thn International News Hervlco
Washington dispatch suggesting, tho
possibility of li triple alliance was
read with deep Interest by John L.
i.owis, presiaent or too united .Minn
Workers. After reading It a socond
time, ho declared tho first consider
ations of the miners Is to effect
an all anco with the railroad work.
its to resist waco reductions, but he
declined to make a public statement
regarding pohslblo Inclusion of tho
stei nun men.
Miner IcaderB. nevertheless, noint
ed out that tho movement "has great
patoutaiities." They admitted that
tho imposed dual alllnnco -of tho
two -Koy inuustrifs woum o situ
ato them us to dominate the Ameri
can Federation of Labor, and piano
Lowls In a strntretlc uosltlon for
stepping Into tho shoes of Samuel
uompera, president of tho American
Federutlon of J-ibor.
Not Iteniote Possibility.
These they termed "minor consid
erations," but they added that ulti
mate Inclusion of tho steel workers
In the alliance, Jn the event of suc
cessful pooling of resourrcs with the
railroaders, is not nt all a remote
probability. , ,
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 2. The In
ternational scalo commltteo of the
United Mine Workers has been
summoned to meet In Indianapolis
February 8, It was announced to
A committee, comnosea or fiistrici
presidents nf tho union, will formu
late n wago seals program to ho
presented to the international con
vention nt m'no workers hero Febru
WASHINGTON, Feb, 2. Stirred
to action by tho fear of a natlon
wldo strike of railroad workers and
coal miners as a result of thu pro
nnaid pnnlillon of their forces to re
sist waso reductions, high officials
Of tho government prepareu loony
to combat nny efforts to tin up
transportation facilities or to slop
necessary supplies of food and fuel,
fioternirent Volley Heady.
Attorney General, Daugherty nn
nnnnnud ilmi thn ilennrtment of Jus
tice hnd considered tho possibility of
a mlnentrlke for several weeks nnd
had drafted a formal statement of
the government policy to bo mndo
public within a few days,
"I don't care how many union'
they organlzo," the attorney general
riaMni-xl. 1-i.rerrlriff to the Invitation
extended to the 16 railroad unions
by John I., wnue, prcsiueni oi inn
United Minn Workers of America,
"I world never do anything to break
up th unions so long ns they aro
lawfully conducted, but I would
never allow tho unions to break up
tho "onei snop.-
Vii..t i j.r,lulnluin eedeil.
tfn..i.h nr.. tnnrn interested In
work and wages, pence nnd plenty,
hn they nro In either the unlorn or
the 'open shop.' People must have
coal to keep warm and food to pre
vent hunger. They cannot get ol..cr
without work. .... . . .
Tl. onllrin whlrll the dnttt-
ment of justice Is contemplating li
Inlendod to no iienriiviui iu mu
Danghertv was emphatic In 111
Twould bo necisnry to carry Into of-
.Inlnmnnl ft at Tl 1 1 I rw irainiiHiiiTi
feet the plan wnicn me nrpni ;nr m
tin to prevent general rail and
WASHINGTON, Ig. , 2. Tlcllef
thst the nation I farm uir r-ir.
i.. i .i.,. in n hlstorv with
in the next lx months, wits privately
xoreed today in nmii aluminum
tlo" quarters. .
tveen the rallrnn3 workers and thf
coal miners, for tne avowen nun"'""
of resMin propos'-u vm
'a''ert distinct uneasiness.
Joint f'riko action ny inn r"
rood worker nnd thn m ners would
result very shortly In almost ror.v
plete Industrial paralysis, It was ad
mitted lodov. ,.
Hcsorvo ronl stocks nro small,
even now, and thers Is no hone of
irreutlv ner'," 'hem be'n" tho
CONTINUF.n ON I'AOB niQIIT
UAVEU MEKT1NQ TO.NIUIIT.
Queer Operation on Brain
Restoring Health of Man
Burned by Electric Wire
BANTA ItOHA, r-al., Feb. 2.
For the second tlmo probably, In
medical science tho very doltcato
operation of grafting Into a man's
skull thn vetrllno inembrann of An
egg has been successfully per
On Chrlstmns tiny last year dur
ing n heavy storm in West Sono
ma county, Charles I.nylon eanm
In conlnct with a heavy voltnsc
eloctrlo wlrri. Thn live wire
burned deep Jnto tho man's skull
and scotched tho flna tlsstiu that
covers thn skull bones.
Dr. lloscoa Karl Hiinilln, Hanta
Itosa surgeon, set aped tho burned
tissues from tha skull for a spaco
of two Inches wldo and six Inches
long. Hecnlilng that once before
tho vetellno membrane of nn ordi
nary hen's egg had been used ns
ii graft In a child's skull, lie do
elded to try It on Layton. This
was two weeks i".
Today Doctor llamlln staled
that tho membrane annexed It
self ns ho hud Imped and that tha
operation was n success, Tho new
tissue, ho snld, Is functioning llko
the covering nnturo had given tho
P.M. GENERAL DIES
Edward Shaughnessy Vic
tim of Knickerbocker
Disaster at Capital
FLAGS AT HALF MAST
Harding and Hays Pay Trib
ute to Ability and Honesty
of Dead Official
WA8HJNC1TON, Feb. 2. Ildward
H. Shnughnessy of Chicago, second
assistant tiostmastnr-gonernl. died
in Clnrflold hospital this morning
from Injuries received in tno union
erboclter theater disaster hero Sat
iinliiv mIkIiI. Tha death of thn ns,
slstant postmitster-gonernl brings
thu orriclai ucnui ton in ino intuitu
crnsh to ti 6.
President Hording In a statement
with respect to tho death of Mr,
"1 was greatly grlevod to learn of
tho death of Assistant Postmaster
Ueneral Shaughnefpty, Tho depart
ment officials held him In exceed
ingly high esteem and counted him
a most valuable government servant.
Of rourso l havo siiuren tno views
of those who havo worked in Intl
tnnto association with him."
Finns of tho nnstofflco department
were half-mnstcd today as a mark of
respect to Mr. Hhaughnessy wlUlp his
assistants united In paying tribute
"Colonel Hhaughnessy s death Is a
tetrlblo loss," said ti telegram re
ceived from Postitiastor-deneml
Ilnvs at Miami. Florida. "I have
never known a finer man. No one
could havo been moro efficient or
moro honest In his service, Hvery.
thing Colonel Hhaughnessy did, he
did well. In clmriro of largo re
sponsibilities In tho movement of
troops In France, no mauo a most
distinguished record, nnd In thu re
organization t tho railway mall
service he gavu tho country tho same
ouullty of loyal and effective service,
he was loved by nil his co-workers,
and admired by overyono with whom
ho camo In contact. His death Is not
only u grief to his family and friends,
but his passing Is a national loss."
Dr. Hubert Work, first assistant
postmaster-general, praised him ns
"fearless, faithful, strong and loyal,"
while W. Irving Olover, third as
sistant poHtrnustorvKuncrnl, described
his dead nssoclate as u "man among
Funeral arrangements hnd not
been made today, ns both Mrs,
Hhuughnexsy ami daughter Until
still with In a hospital. Mr. Hhaugh
nessy left twosslsters, both of Chica
go, and his father, Thomas H.
HhuugJincssy of Newark, N. J.
Mine Exploaion Fatal
To 25 Coal Workers
OATHS, Pa., Feb. 2. Twe'nty-flvc
miners nre known to havo bean
f,mn. t.. ...... i. ..t.. ... .... -.-
mil." in mi' -A(i,ifmwii iiv lliu l.nivn
mine of tho Jl. U. Frlck Cosl & Coke
v-ii, nijrn eiiny luu.iy, it was re
ported by coal company officials to
night, and there Is n possibility that
nw nuiiii"?r vi ijcju iri'iy muji i
Thirty men wero working In th1
soctlon where thn exnlorlon oc
curred. four of wfjom escaped. The
namo of tho miner unaccounted for
is not Known.
KtnkfH Ti-stlfles for Himself.
NI3W YOIIK. Feb, 2. W. Ii. D,
Stokrsi aged multimillionaire, de
clared on tho stand today that his
young wife, Helen Klwood stoke,
was an ndvocat of birth control,
Stokes, testifying in his own defense
In the action brought by Mrs. Htokes
who seeks MOO. 000 fl year nllmony
nnd the canceling of certain deeds
which she says Stakes tricked hr
Into signing, told Supremo Court
Justice Nathan, he was "surprised"
to hear his wlfo was uit adyocnto of
skull bones. Tho physician snld
he sees no tonson now why tho ap
plied ini'inbrmiii will not supply
thn blood diffusion that tha fur
er membranu carried out.
I.nyton Is still paralyzed In thn
lower part of his body from tho
offect of the heavy shock of elec
tricity that passed through him,
but today Doctor Hamlin said tho
fact that ccttalu nervrn and
muscles wero .nr.tractlng ami tho
furthtir fact that Uiytoit has re
covered thn tiau of two toes was
taken by tha surgeon as an Indi
cation that the patient Would
again hfcmun a well man,
Lnyton's en no Is attracting much
attention among tho medical pro
fession and Doctor llamlln Is
being besieged with Inquiries from
ninny ipiartur from thoso anxious
to know of tho mombrano oper
ation. "I am pleased to tell you that
tho mombrano has annexed Itself
In f 1 no shnpo In Lnyton's skull nnd
tlieru Is nn Question but that tho
operation has been a success"
Doctor Hnmlln told tho Interna
tional Now Service correspond
BUSINESS, IN U. S.
Financial Condition in
January Offer.a No
VARIATION IS SHOWN
East and North Irhprovo as
South and West Show
WASHINGTON, Fob. 2,--nu!nrss
and financial conditions throughout
tho country during January wero
without striking departure from tho
general situation existing In Docam-
ber, according to th monthly re
view Issued tonight, by the federal
rcsurvo board. Seasonal slackening
In various linn of Industry has taken
place during thu 'month, but such ro-
cessions have not Bono beyond tho
proportions to bo expected nt this
tlmo of year. Productlvo activity In
a number of lines has been un
usually well sustained, It was added.
Somo improvement In tho Iron and
stool trado was noted by the board
six) In other manufacturing linos u
similar tendency, out in cotton and
woolen textiles no matorlal change
was believed to havo taken place.
i.iltio recovery in tuo depression in
tho silk Industry is yet to bu seen,
the board stated.
l'ltrni Produce Stationary.
Llttlo change In crop conditions
can bo expected during tho winter,
It was asserted, but prices ,on staple
farm products have about h'eln their
own with Interest In the agricultural
situation now entering on prepara
tions ror tno new season.
Wholesale truda lines have shown
great variation but In tha retail
ratio the buying demand In tho
manufacturing district In tho east
and north still shows Improvement
whilo demand in the agricultural
regions of tho west and South Indi
cates a sharp decreaso as compared
with, tho corresponding period of a
year ago. Tho general pries luvel,
thu hoard added, has shown but lit
J0PUN PRINTERS STRIKE
Memlrors of Union Walk Out When
Att hunctinncu ny jnivmittioiiui.
JOPLIN, Mo., Fob. 2. Twenty
four printers, members of tho Intor
national Typographical union, em
ployed In the mechanical depart
ment of the Joplln (llobe today ro
calved strlka reliction from the In
tornatlonal officers at Indianapolis,
and fulled to show up for work to
night. The printers on tho Joplln (Hobo
and tho Nown Herald, An arternoon
paper, voted lost Monday to go on
strike nnd since that tlmo hud boon
awaiting official snnctlon from
A new staff of printers was cm
ployed by tho publishers of tho
Dlobe and all editions were Issued
nu usual, The (Hobo Is tho only
morning newspaper In Joplln
Printers also have bucn employed
by the News Herald and regular
editions will be Issued by that pub
lication, tha mnnngoinent announced
Identifu Prisoners as
Park Hill Hank Bandits
TAHLKQUAII, Okla.. Feb. 3
Three men who have been Identified
a,s tho bandit who robbed banks at
both Hulbort and Park Hill recently
were captured by a posse fi'om the
sheriff's office here at 11'30 last
night near tho Seiuuyah club on the
William D. Taylor Shot
in Back While Work
ing at His Desk
Mnbol Normand Visited Di
rector Just Prior to Death;
,Saya Ho Was Worried
Man Who Disappeared With
Taylor's Funds and His Car ,
Feared by Movio Mnn
lly International Nwi Harriet.
158 ANOKLK8, Cl., Feb. 2.-
Apparently a victim of a vengeance
plot in which tho pollco aro soak
Iny a former employe as a suspect,
W.tllnm Desmond Taylor, noted film
director was shot In the back by an
unknown assassin whllo seated nt a.
desk in tho study t his pretentious'
nungainw noma during tno night.
Tho hoay was round today by ft
negro servant. Police detectives
who worn assigned to the case an
nounced till evldonco at hand Indi
cated tho slaying: had occurred about
9 o'clock last night.
Mnliel Normatm Involved.
Shortly before that hour Taylor
escorted Mis Mahol Normand. film
actress from his home to her auto
mobllo at tho curb. Witnesses who
ervs Smsorfant data to tha pollco
includo Mlna Normand, Edna I'ur
vlnnce, Douglas 'MacLean and ths
Search was mado for Edward V.
Hands, former secretary-valet for
tli3 slain man, and for n myterIou
man who shortly before, Christmas
sont Taylor a letter to which nn
anonymous name of "Alloa Jimmy
V" wus signed
Pollco believed the letter writer
may provo to be Bands.
Tha pollco records stats that
whon Taylor went to Knglnnd a
year ago on a business And pleasure
trip ho left Bands, then his secre
tary, in charge of his personal nf-
fairs and when ho returned ho re
ported to detectives, Sands LM rob
bed him of money, jewelry, nothing
and a valuable automobile, A
felony warrant was issued for Sands
and pollco nny h nover was found.
Two recent robuerios or tno Taylor
homo flguro In ths probe. State
ments inado to tho pollco were that
following ths last robbery betoce
Christmas tha thief ons night re
turned to the houso and for a time
splod upon Taylor.
nig ucwaru jipiojr juuscu.
Prominent motion picture leaders
met today to discuss plans for a
largo reward for tha arrest and con
viction of tha slayer. It was ex
pected tha total amounts of reward,
soon would excoed any to bo made
here in recent years.
Pollco detectives who first reached
the scono reported that death was
from natural causes, but an under
taker found the bullet wound which
caused nn Internal hemorrhage.
Taylor evidently died a few minutes
after being attacked.
Detectives auctioned nclghbbrs
who stated they heard what appar
ently tho report of a revolver shevt
ly after 0 p. m.
Jlobltery Not Motive.
Ths pollco ImmedlaUly began
search for Kdward F, Hands, former
secretary of Taylor, nobbory was
not tho motlvo for the murder, It
was announced, a officers found
(78 In tho pockets of tho slain man.
as well as a largo amount of Jewelry
In the house,
Taylor's revolver was found In a
drawer of tho dresser In his bedroom
on the second floor of the pre
tentious house. It had not bean dis
charged and none of his personal ef
fects had been disturbed,
Tho officers reported they are,
ronfldent that revenKwas tho mo
tive of tho mysterious slayer.
Among tho witnesses auestloneA
by the police during tho morning
wero Mnbol Normand, Kdna Purvl
anca and Douglas MacLaln, prom
inent film stars.
Miss Normand admitted having
visited Taylor's bungalow In tha
early evening yesterday to discuss
a new production and that be had
escorted her to her automobile at
tho curb shortly before 9 o'clock,
Tuylor was to jtelephono to her Intel1
In tho svunlng.
Miss Normand said ha did not
Miss Purvlnnce, who lives i;. a
houso adjoining TaVlor's bungalow,
returned homo about midnight and
saw a light burning In Taylor's
Meljrnn llearil ShoL
Douglas McLean and his wife, who
live In the samo district, said they
heard the shot fired shortly after
9 o'clock. They thought at tho time
It might be an automobllo exhaust.
They described a strange man tvhom
they saw In tho street.
Taylor had nover been married,
living alone in the bungalow.
Miss Normand told detectives that
CONTINUED ON I'AOB El OUT.
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