The Evening Journal
Fair tonight anil Friday, colder!
tonight; fresh to strong north and I
winds diminishing to -11
LATE NEWS EDITION
THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 165
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 21, 1922
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC CRISIS UP TO FRANCE;
FARM ANIMALS ARE VICTIMS OF FIEND'S TORCH
Fuel Commission Has Little
Coal; Sick, Aged Get
FIND SOME ARE
Thoroughly aroused by the cold
gnap of yesterday to the serloue- (
>••*** of the coal famine, consumers |
h-eleged the pffices of dealers and
State Coal Commission today
In larger number« than ever.
Reports, too. from New York thlt
ynorning that there was « danger
rf the collapsc of some coal carry
ing rords, because of defective!
equipment. served to accentuate thcj
* station, which already is ac- j
linow'kdged to be bad enough. j
Although receipts in the past 24
flours of anthracite and soft coal !
t**re relatively small, a goodly sup
ply of coke came in this morning.
the office »taff of the State Coal
r emission, at 903 King street, rec
ommended its use by consumers who
V :*e in dire need. Burn coke until !
»•oil can get coal-" was the advice
g .»■ en.
'n addition to the arrival of the
r • the weather happily moderated
B ..tin today, making it easier to heal
As heretofore Robert D.
Vi '•dp and the Coa! Commission de
ioted its chief energies lo relieving j
I'»' Immediate wants of families in
^ bjeh there i«s s kness or Infants or i
of attempts on the
giart of some consumers lo "hog"
» ipplies has come to the notice of
Mr. Kemp and members of the
('»mmlaaion In the pssj two days.
Tîeeidents whs» already have sup
plies of coal sufficient to last sev
eral weeks it was found had placed
(Continued on Page Fourteen)
FLKION, MO., IS
Arve I tu
Could Get Alogg If It Were
Elkron. Md.. was referred
domestic branch of the Philadelphia
Muncipai Court yesterday in discuss
lug'the contributing causes of the
many domestic troubles that the
court has to deal with. In refer
ring lo Elkton Mr. Brown said:
"We could get along all right If
Elkton was closed. It i« one of the
greatest menaces •• that we have to
contend with. They come to us from
there, many of them, from a day to
six weeks after they have been mar
»s one of the greatest menace« they
have to contend with, by Robert 8
Erown, chief probation officer of th
Continued on Page Fourteen.
BOY RUN OVER BY
HEAVY TRUCK DIES
Albert Becker. 9-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. I>eo A. Becker, of 130K,
King street, died Jn the Delaware
Hospital, about 8.30
morning, as a result of being run
over by a ten-ton ice cream truck, of
yesterday afternoon, at Eleventh and
streets. The truck was
driven by William Outten. of 442 S.
Union street, who Immediately
formed the police of the accident.,
The boy was removed to the hospital
The boy. Outten told the police.
■w.»» running alongside of the truck!
when his foot slipped and he
umler the rear wheels, which passed
his stomach before the ma
chine could be stopped.
A warrant was Issued today
In the police ambulance.
the arrest of Outten. and will be j
served on his return from Philadel- j
phla, where he went today on a I
SI X AND TIDE.
. .. .7.18 A. M
. . . .4.38 P. M . 1
Bi*n rises ...
2.05 P. M. ■
Head nf Cliristlniia.
High water.. 1.43 A. M.
.9.25 A. M.
9.50 P. M.
S.OST_I-ady's brown lutndbag. con
taining sum of money, going from
J in I» and Freqcli to Ninth and K'ns
Fteward if returned. Mr. M.
. Del. dec21-2t.
rConi aued on Pag« Fifteen.)
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Sister l Jeeps nl Goanaris' Grave
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BHK 0 V *
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Here is the first picture in this country of the recent executions of
r?reek ex-ministers by the present military government. This «hows the
sister of Gounarls. former prime minister, weeping beside her brother's
gravé. Gounaria was taken by his executioner« from the hospital, given
strychnine until able to stand and then shot with his four companions
The bodies were dumped In the mud in a public remeter)'. Relatives were
then notified where the corpses could b found.
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GREENVILLE P. 0.
Extract Valuables From
Parcel Post Packages
i Thieves en'ered the Greenville
1 postofilce, on the Philadelphia and
; R-ading Railroad about II o'clock
J last night, and broke open a num
ber of jiorcel post pacwoges and ex
tract cd valuables from them. Just
how valuable the contents of these
GOT AWAY IN
'packages were cohld coiiid no' he
Darned, since the postmaster, John
eral packages and the boxes and
other containers strewn about the
n 00 r of
"*• Wharton, did not know what
was in them.
The wrappers were lorn from scy
was gained by l>r°»king a window
with a plank taken from the lumber
yard of Green and Flinn. a short |
distance from the postoflice.
The thieves evidently had nerve
The Kennett pike is about ten feet
distant from the postoffice, and many
motor cars pass along it a« late as 11
and 12 o'clock at night. About the
time fo the robbery an automobile
was seen standing at some distance
down the pike from the postoflice.
This would indicate that the robbers
used a motor lo aid in getting away,
with the loot.
of the Philadelphia and ]
Reading Railroad, in whose station'
the postoflice is located, are
on the case.
FARL0W TO FACE
Superintendent of Police Black 1
jthls morning receive! a letter from
police department in phlladel-!
phl a , announcing that Albert Par
[low ("Happy") will be delivered to
the Wilmington, authorities at 10
o'clock Friday morning.
Captain of Detectives Benson said
morning he will send Detective
Cooke to Philadelphia
Farlow Will be arraigned in Muni- ;
Court Saturday morning
charged with being interested In
placing bets on horse races. He had
opposed i-enuisltlon for' his return
The Christmas entertainment of
Hanover Presbyterian Sunday school
w Bl he held In the Sunday school
hall tonight. The program will he
up to the Hanover standard. Santa
Claus will be present to greet the
TOD IVS TEMPER WI RE
At The Evening .Inurnal office
g Oo A. M. .40
Z0.00 A. M..10
12.01 P. M..44
1.00 P. M..44
Turkey Luncheon and Gift
Distribution Make Chil
dren Happy at duPont
| Rotary Christmas cheer was
| of the
ton Rotary Club had for their spe
j ciai guests the little boys and girls
I from the Munie for Friendless and
ADDS TO PLEASURE
"pread ail over the grand ballroom
. ^ J „ . .
of the Hotel duPont th;« afternoon
j when the member« of the Wilming-|
Dffstiluti ^iiiitlren. together with the
managers of that institu
lion and the matron and her assist
ants. Nor did the guest list for the
(annual Rotary turkey dinner and
Christmas party end with that, be
1 , «-a« »na „er cent
attendance day and also ladies' day
and Pa ch Rotarlan was privileged to
take to the luncheon as many guests
she previously claimed
(Continued on Page Fourteen )
OUT OF DANGER
PARIS. Dec. 21 (United Press)—
Sarah Bernhardt, famou^actress, to
day consented to take a rest which
Physicians who announced that
she had passed the crisis of t her HI*
ness, let it be known that "after mak
ing many objections she has agreed
to remain in bed for fifteen days !
The doctors ceased issuing birtle
tins. This was taken to mean that [
they consider her well on the road !
to recovery although she remains j
Mn»e. Bernhardt has become reo
oncllrd to her Inability to oppear at
the opening of Guitry's new play set
fer Thursday^it^was said. _
Little Chance for
]l WASHINGTON. D. C., Dde. 21 j
; (United Press).—There is little
. , , 1
hop( ' for a wh,,e t ' hrlf, '"' a - in
most of the territory cast of the
Mississippi, the weather bureau
UsImi thl VMthtr tAkM a
(I decided turn within the next 3*
!.hours, Christmas temperatures ||
will he about what they are to
. _ 1
day. colonel Bow.e. forecaster. I
stated. Snow may be expected ,
in a few localities, he said.
Um-a I snows were forecast for
tonight and tomorrow in parts
of New York. Pennsylvania and
the New England States.
Clover Dairy Safe Milk phone j
Automobile Without Lights
Seen Leaving Foster Farm
After Blaze Starts
HORSES ANT) COWS
BURNED TO DEATH
Special to The Evening Journal.
NEWARK. Dec. 21.—That some
one traveling in an automobile with
all lights out fired the large barn of
Clarence S. Foster, about two miles
treat of Newark early
morning resulting in practically alii
his live stock, grain, feed and farm-,
being destroyed. ls|
the opinion of Mr. Foster hi« neigh
bors and the slate and Insurance
authorities who are investigating the
The Foster farm Is located on the|
road leading from the Barksdale
road to Head of Christiana and is'
The fire 1
near the Maryland line,
started «hortiy before 2 o'clock yes-1
•erday morning and as it had gained!
(Continued on Page Fifteen )
when discovered It I
Swcdeland Property Bursts
Into Flames as Man
other barn was burned la«t night at
Swedeland. In Montgomery county.
TTKST CJ1ESTER. Dec. 21— An
and three posses in different section»
of Chester county pursued a motor
car reported to he driven by a Negro
with two white men in the rear seat.
So great is the terror that has
spread over this portion of the State
by thejnany barn burnings that
1 '*>" Pr! 7 ' * r '; lv, ''?,
I night with another detail of State
. p0 „ c , to „umber 123. These/
n#w policemen will be scattered over
I 'he three counties to re-enforce
those now on duty in connection with
the barn burnings. Captain Price
VII. be In charge of all of the State
Last night's terror began at 7.25
o'clock when the skyline toward
Bridgeport was alight for an hour
The blase could be seen across ("hes
ter county and In part of Delaware
county. The barn, on th* property
of Stephen O'Leary, of Bridgeport
and leased to Alfred Wood, burned
(O the ground with a lose of »».non
A farmhand was in the barn and
had Just finished milking when he]
saw a flash of (lime in the hav loft.(
He said after the fire that he eaw no
body and Malor Wilhelm chief of
the Stale police Instigators, ques
tioned him about a five-gallon gaso
line can that was found near the
barn door after the fire.
Wood, the lessee, explained that he
had purchased the gasoline In the
afternoon and It could not have been
eonneeted with the starting of the
flre. He was unable to account for
the blase breaking out in the loft a'mi
insisted It was impossible for spon-1
taneous combustion lo have caused
ft. as he believed his hay was beyond
Mrs. Mar)' Ann Killlngsworth died
at the home of her daughter. Mrs.
R. W. Conner. 1023 Madison street
last night. She was in her ninety-1
sixth year. Mrs. Killlngsworth suf
fered a broken leg ana arm by a fall
(several weeks ago. The shock to
gether with her advanced years
hastened her death. She was born 1
the^slage of combustion.
the spot twenty! minutes
the renort from
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
KIES AT 96 YEARS
AFTER SEVERE FALL
near New Garden. Pa., and had lived ;
in Wilmington nearly all her life.
(She attended St. Paul's M. E. Church, j
Mrs. B, W. Conner is the only sur- 1
vivlng relative. She is seriously 111.1
The funeral of Mi's. Killlnsworth I
win bp held from , ht , Ialg residence
a , 2 dl(i o'clock
on Saturday after- |
noon. The Rev. Carlisle L. Hubbard,
pastor of St. Paul's M. E. Church
will officiate. Interment will he pri
vate. Friends are asked to omit
Fïilier Brushes for demonstration, j
720 Ford Rid g
in Making Raids
Find 14-Year-Old Boy
MRS. CARUSO APPEALS
FINE, JAIL SENTENCE
was fined 1800 and costa and was
sentenced to three months' imprl
guilty to a technical charge of sell-|
On charge« of selling liquor, heavy
penalties were imposed on a woman
''and a man by Judge Hastings in
Municipal Court thie morning Eml- ;
Hä Caruso. 517 East Fourth street.
sonment. and-Frank Olkowskl. 407 j
Maryland avenue. who pleaded ,
wan fined 1100 and
J. Paul Green, attorney, gave notice
of an appeal and bail was fixed at
Ira the c«ee of the Caruso woman
The woman was arrested eeverai
days ago after «he was alleged to
(Continued on Page Fourteen)
WOULD NOT FELL
King Fined $50 W 7 hcn He
Refuses to Say Where
He Got Hooch
ONLY $1 FINE FOR
Admitting that he kn»w where he
I procured his liquor but declining to
I divulge this information to the court.
j even after he had been Instructed
„„T'osts on a charge of drunken-'
requires a defendant In
make known the
« ... ,, ... -_ K „ it
source of hi* Ilqnor euppl). John H
King was fined $..0 and costs on a
charge of contempt of court and 11°
that the la
such a rasp to
by Judge Hastings in Municipal
"ourt this mornlng.
"When anybody nowadays offers
a drink I'm going to take It."
George Rldd'e. Negro, told the court
when lie pleaded guilty to a charge
»* drunkenness. He »«jd th« a man
j offered him a drink and he accepted.
IjR A j, I
llll/il Al 1 lil/ 1V1U11
'..j;. i n „u,rt on to
p d Press» Stale miiltla io kedonto
day as plans were completed for
dragging Lake I«a F ourche in searen
of bodies of two men. mla.lng .lnce
i kidnapped by a masked mob five
A conversation followed and "I took
than I ought to," the Negro
(Conlintied on Page Si* ).
The militiamen arrived here yes
<erday following orders from Gov
ernor John M. Parker They are
guarding against disorders. Divers
wü> carry on the work of dragging
and searching for the bodies of Wat
; Daniels and Thomas Richards.
-' s investigation of the lake be-,
aan rumors were heard on all sides
1 that the bodies had been discovered)
weighted down with wagon wheels.
A revived rumor was also heard
that the kidnappings were the result
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nT/ 5T^»7 fC~ J f
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long standing fued between;
political factions In the Mer Rouge
FATWEE? BOUOWT Ml<5 GOa) ATÜV,
Bjt xt£ wcrroAj tae «smelk. .
IkBSTEAP OF AlPiUG IT AWAV,
^ue pl4ms wem rr aim^elf. ^
3,000 lbs. of fancy turkey»« from 8
to 25 lbs. each, on sale si 55c lb.
Samuel Reed, Fourth and King St*.
Last British Troops Leave Ireland
For the first lim» in »no years, southern Ireland is free of British
troops. Here Is shown an English regiment unloading its baggage from «
!orr> . for .„«.portaunn to England.
7 11 _ ■ - —
mu mtmm is
SOLID FOR HAÏS
("Movie Czar" Proves Hu
man Santa Claus Among
Stars of Filmland
AFTER WEEK'S WORK
I/)P ANOEL.EB, Dec. 21.—(Uni
■ But the hip boys and beautiful
girls of filmland think th«*y sss bo
hind tho whito whiskers ths bsnign
«hrswd features of Will II. Hays.
was protty full today a« it«
particular Santa was whirled East
ward aboard a transcontinental lim
ited In lieu of reindeer? Hay'» briet
vielt to the picture city had re
sulted In the following Christmas
»■ W.Ily Reid winning his battle
"«ainsi eertous lllnees «ruh Will
Hay« hl«««ing, «o that the stars
do „ not thn integrity
^ * Fatty
Arbuckle restored tt
arare and the camera.
3 Kd Roberts, author of the "Sin?
of HoII>-wood,*' tales of petting par
tie« and strip poker supposedly
based on the film colonies life un
i d>p ]„ d | r t men t for improper use of
( th# maJIa
Engine Pompany No. 1. In r-
4. Investigation of the narcotic
traftle urged upon Stale and Federa'
5. One hundred million dollars
worth of equipment was Hays
(Continued on Page Fourteen)
TWO SLIGHT FIRES
C Al I AITT kIkFMF N
V .'ALL UL I r UlClTlEiil
ter 5 o'clock this morning, extin
Rui „ h(>d a gU|fht at the bakery
c f the Federal Baking Company. 814
Market street (Masonic BuildingH"
Tha flre , g believed to have been
(MUge d by sparks due to an expos
gd ei ectrIc W | re coming In contact
wlth a m . ta [ rain »pout, in the
rear of the shop, setting flre to the
ventilator box. The loss amounted '
Kngino Company No. 9, in rc
»ponse to a still alarm sent in by |
patrolman Daney, yesterday after
| noon, went to the hon»-> of Rennetl
: t;etsha:l. 507 New Castle avenue
„„d extinguished a blase caused by
Is your property Insured? C. E.
Pierson Co . Odd Fellows' Building. <
will protect you writh fire insurance,
with the best companies —Adr. i
* blanket falling on a hot stove,
THINK WAGNER ONE
OF MINT ROBBERS
i KANSAS CITY Kans., Dec. 21 |
(United Press).—Joe Wagner, un- 1
derworld character, was held in jail
at St. Joseph. Mo., in connection with
the $200.000 robbery at the United
States mint in Denver.
*T believe the arrest of Wagner
will pave the way to the solution of
the robbery at the penver mint and
the robbers* of the Drovers' National
Hank last week," Henry Zimmer,
chief of police, announced.
Wagner was arrested In St. Joseph.
Mo., when he drove up in front of a
hotel in a motor car «how'ing signs , j
of hard driving.
Wagner refused to return here
without extradition paper«.
N. « . \\ \EEI.ES
6s.Vlug6 Fund B.dg.—Adv.
9th St. Entrance
NOK IN ITALY
24 Fascist! Are Wounded
by Bomb Thrown in
ROME. Dec. 21 (United Prese)—
■ iuerllla warfare similar to that
Ireland, broke cut between Faacl.V
and their opponents in different P»rfa'
A bomb thrown into a group (}f
Fasciotl at Trieste wounded twenty
four pereon.**. Ihrre « \
former local Fascist i leader was a I
leged to have hurled the explosive.
At Naples group« of Fascist! at
tacked a populist newspaper, the
Rattalgie Del Mezxogiorne because
of ita nntl-Kasristi attitude,
office was damaged,
also attempted to invade
newspaper Glomo. which is edited
by Matllde Reraco.
TAKES FLASK FROM
WAFTrr.VGTON. Dec. 21. (United
. v f , *"' ad '
Minn., father of the dry qct bearing
his name today was bus) explaining
friends about the pint bottle of
whiskey that »va« pulled out of his
pocket here last night. The Inrident
occurred at a local theater during
the performance of Howard Thurs
Calkins: down from tbs «tnir*
and among the audience in search
an aIarm ,. IOrk Thargton saw
Volstead and asked him to stand up
as he thought the clock was under
Thurston felt under the
« i,h *, r 7 fl ° f "7 >rtae ?'. h :";'' ,0 . n . "l'!'
d a Pint flask frona V oislead « hip
ck for ? ** r 6 f P
od - fo f Prwtlc.l y everv one in the
CfP |tal 1 « acquainted with Volstead'»
p a ur * - ' \° '* ,ead flushed and laugh-1
ra "" (1 * a ' down.
"" ler " wa ^ ** plaln,d ,hat ,he
ho,Uo c ontained cold tea
tiif vnnrit Tnunnnnw
' * ; ' * i
Invitations to the Movies are ex
tended to s.x persons today through
0l| r Classified Advertising Depart
ment. Look through the classified
advs. and if your name is there coma
lo the Journal office and receive frea
tickets for two tw.r tax paid) ta
"'i" ,h " "P*' ria l production. Honor,
* l™».' «t the Majestic, and House I
Refers, in Human Hearts." at the
Arcadia. Frida)' night. See page
and then searched Volstead.
Mundy Bros. Sell Furniture.—Adv. :
V/Onseri aiot \ at
Eon g Wood Open
on Y ext Sundav 1
J . (
The gardens and greenhouses
at Dongwood, the estate of Mr. j|
I and Mrs. Pierre S. duPont near J
Kennett Square, will be open to ;
the public on Sunday afternoon. *
Henry Fry, organist of Phlla
delphia, wi11 give a recital ap
propriate to Yuletide at 3
The conservatories usually
ore open to the public on the '
first and third Sundays of each
month, hut Mr. and Mr«. duPont j
fait it would be fitting lo open !
the greenhouses next Sunday he
cause it was the day before
ILS, TO ASK
ON WAR BILE
Solution of Old World's
Econbmic Crisis to Be
Put Cp to Paris
GERMANY ASKS FOR
PARIS. Dec SI.
(The United States will not be invited
to participate In the forthcoming
premiers' conference, at Pari». Janu
ary 2 . it was announced today..
Inasmuch as the Paris meeting
will be but a contlnuailon of the
Ig»ndon conversations, America will
not be represented, according to the
announcement, but In event of a full
'conference at Brussels or elsewhere,
the Allies will invite the United
Slates to attend.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.—France
.*oon may bo asked by the United
Stfctes to pjare all her »nrds on th«
table m tho critical European situ
With the success or failure of the
American move looking toward «. so
lution of the old world's eronomlo
"-^Is. virtually hanging on the at
titude of Franca, thl« government
! was understood to be preparing to
ask Premier Poincare for a definite
s alement as to the utmost concea
• lon ' h ' B ; ouM b * *"" n * "' ak '
tong order to rcll « ve thg ailua .
kindred ' ques
Poincare government face« .1
(Continued on Page Fifteen.)
NO PENALTY ON
Generals Tried at Behest of
Allies Dismissed by Teu
1 ton Court
Iaw> „ -«
Srven hundred and aeventy-aaa
cases are pending,
The Germans on trial Include the
former Crown Prince Uuppreoht, of
Bavaria, accused of deportations
from Northern France during the
war; (jenerai von Manteufeii. held
sponsible for the l.oulvain out
raK ,. Ä . t he Duke of Wurtemberg.
who ' ordPrgd troops massacred at
\ amur an d other famous officer»
' The ' Anleg dr ,. w ,, p a lon( - ,j gt n ,
(hogfl conglder ,. d KulItv and rP(111ir ed
, h> 0grn »ans themselves to try them.
SECRET HEARING IN
"WAR GUILT CASES
l-*iP*i* 1 " a a «<Tet «eoaion today dis
missed 91 "war guilt" cases tried i*
21. — (United
Pres« » — The
with the Versailles
Generals Van Gailwilx, Vora Mack
enxen. von Linsingen. von Beloiv and
von Dickut and 1'rofeccor Goét?:
Tvere among those whose cases, vvei i
Many witnesses wore
dings were strlcU*
heard but proci
private, and Allied
were not present.
The court declared the defend
ants neither "absolutely guilty nor.
innocent of crime against Germ»#
MRS. M. E. SMITHERS
DIES, AGED 88 YEARS
Sp " ' ' T Ev * ning
DOVER. Dec. 21 —Mrs. Mary EUs
.»beth Smithers, widow of the late
Nathaniel B. Smithers and mother
of the late William T. Smithers. Bec
retar >' unde . r T'FTl KIT
ncwill. ^lied here at 6 o clock thl«
morning after a brief illne«« of
last February. She was active in W.
C, T. U. work in Delaware for years
and also was one of the charter
members of Peoples Christian
Church this town in which church
and Sunday school she was active
and held the position of lady '•uper
intendant of the .Sunday school. No
arrangement« for the funeral have as
been made. Interment will be at
Barratt a fhape..
Mrs. Smithers was 88 years old
Brof.t « Ml •
Pens. Eng F r «a
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