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amamllo Daily New VOL XII. NO. 73. 10 PACES IN TWO PARTS AMARILLO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, MORNING, MARCH 31,4921 PRICE FIVE CENTS IfflS Mils TOUT fflil Ml ffiDWHH mi w mm warn m m m mm 1 1 i mm mm i DEHHICK IT CULT WELL THK FUIW, OIL MEN SAY. WAS CA18F.I1 BY IMPRISONMENT OF UAH. HUH 10 6E RESUMED Prediction Made thai Fnrtat of Derricks Will IM Country I Mure Nuramrr Mentha Arc Over. There were many rumora concerning the behavior of llir Uulf well In Carson cuunty Wednesday. They wi bused ! Iliv fai t l hut oil gushed up through the casing, rose t'Slhu tup of the derrick and saturated tin' prrmlsra with oil. The flow, oil men any, waa due to the Imprisonment nf icaa In putting down Ihe rasing. Walla of the drill hole fit ting tlilit around tho casjng at a Mlnt above the gMi flow, they reason, caua ed the aaa prcaaure to exert Ita force downward, which had th effect of driv ing oil up through th casing. At any rati oil flowed out over the derrick at lntr lulu Wednreday. Casing n put down to within It feet of the bottom of tho drill hole Wednesday, lnlllcra found they had an uiidcrreumcr for S xund casing while a It xuhdcr waa necessary. Ex changing of undcr-rramrra occasioned mane delay but the rrort from tho well Wednesday night waa that the casings Xuld be duwn and drllllnK atartcd up lay. Nor nmn II. Itrld. one of the heavy dealers In oil landa arrived from Nw York Wednesday, and vlelled the Uulf Well, returning to Ainarlllo Wednesday Mght. Held U optlinUtlo over the oil . dlecovery In Carson county. He la J familiar with the AmarUlo field. Ilep Tescntattvea of tho Wmlalr rmnpan) arrived In the rlty Wednesday, also They are keeping their rounael. Five mtlea wrat of Uulf No. t. drill ing la In progress by the Humble com pany. On account of gaa (preaaure, drilling la done alowly In a dry hole. The tilt la now In a ahalc and the out look la considered hopeful- Little leaalng la being done In Ama rllht, but aeveral deala are reMirud from the vicinity of the fiutf well In Caraon ciajnty and It la predicted that a foreat of derrick a will dot that coun ty tiefore the aumnier la over. I'.lgs that had practically closed down, are reNtrtng to resume drilling and pene trate to greater depth. Another arrival In Amailllo Wednea day waa W. J. Oaik. of the Capitol 10 - troleuiu comiwny of Denver, and It waa announced tby Cook that drilling will begin at the Purvlnr writ, a Capitol le troleuiu "ompany property. Irllllng .t to be resumed In the Cobble I ley wood well In Hutchinson roiinty It waa an nounced Wednesday. According to the alatement of Kcott lleywood In the city Wednesday. It la the plan to put the IVble-Hejwood well down to a depth it 4.000 feet Among other proparliiaT to reaume operations are the owners of the Mmlth Capers well. Thla la but a shut waya from the (iulf. NKi.itti ( iiAKt.Kit wrrn' CAPITAL OFFENSE. AptK.STKn My Awortatrd Pre". Ml KEY Kit MIT. 1.. March JO. Ad-Vln-s were received here early this morning from Hhcriff E. Turner of Ver non Parish that tin llracy negro aged SI had li-en arreted ami charged with a capital offense In cnnmrlon with the attack on a youmf nutrrled white wo man near t.ccnvillr, Uiulslana last Rt unlay morning. WEATHER WEST TEXAN: Thuraday proba My fair. Mlglilly warmer tit the Panhandle rrldsy fair, warmer In ne-th portion. Weather nurem Teniieratun by hmira at Amarlllo ytwterilay. a. m. IT II a. in 41 .Mi Noon 41 .34 I p. m 41 I p. ni 41 7 a. m. a. m. 4 a. in. le a, iu. .41 1 p. m 41 Hkhtm yict.nUy In !J?0 73: low ml J!. Hlk'hcat liatt-nlay 44; Imreat M. Humidity Ilala. t pin am Non Iry tenipi-rature 4 17 44 "Wet trmperaturo 4 SI 17 Humidity n Tl tl I'oreraM: Thursday generally fair. CMoohthm. Whatever elae may happen , When our country haa gone dry. The aallor atlll will have hia port. The farmer have hla rye: The cotton atlll will have Ita gin, The aeacoaat have Ita bar. And each of ua w ilt have a bier No matter where we are. C.. (tnltaer. HESDAV SUBSTITUTE SUSPENDED SENTENCE LAW WRONG DILL IFF; VETOED BT mil . is LAW IS MPKCIAL IMU t KMEM TO CHIMIN AIJ, H.WH t.OVKKNOK. 8 AmotmUiI Trta. ACHllN'. March 10. Al'h.ugh hla rocoinnifiitlulitin for outright re law wna Uiatrgiirdi-il by the regu lar ncioiii.il of the leglalaturu and a aulmtitute Mil puim-d adding au toninliile theft and criminal aaaault to the t;t of offenai-a eaempt trout the provlaiuii of Ihe law, Governor Neff wuld i tiny in vetoing the ul atltuto bill, thnt he would uain aulnnit the (U-Mtlun of outright re ieul of the liiw at the aiieclal aca ain of the mKlalatutv. The governor gave numi roue rea aona for vetoing the metiauru coil fining hla romnrka prlncliially to the automobile theft amenduient. In aa much aa he haa announced ho will aak tpe apcclal acenlon to re leal ihe lelgtnal biw the governor anld that to in-rmlt thla auhatltute meuaure to iMs-ome a law would be ' coiuuilttlitK hliuiH-ir to the principle underlying the leglalatlon. "to tthli h 1 liave aerloiia objection." and that It would ho unwlan to fur thrr enrunilicr the atatute with antendnienta until hla recofamendv tlon for reiieal haa been finally ilia poaed cf. Tim governor anld that the bill vetoed a not Itnaed fundamentally on the comlltiiitia aurroundlng the dcfenilant but re."elvea Ita prnba tlvw force by rraaon of the wrtlcu . lur ( rlmo ii.minltt d. and the effect of It la to ratend merry, not to the defendant who ctanmita the crime, but evidence leniency toaard th rtiaracter of crime committed. He , further pointed out thnj It appllea . to the Inexperienced youth aa well aa to the aeaaonel criminal, to the quick and educated mind aa well aa to the w.uk and uneducated tnliid. 'f there munt lie a aua pen. led a-ntenv law." aald the governor,. "It ahould le tiaeed on the age and condition of the defend ant, rather than on the crime com mitted." The governor aaka what la there an Mcrvd about an automnhlla that Inaplrea the law to aay that If a man ateala one he muet go to the Nnltrntlary but If a pcrann ateala a herd of cattle, burglarlaea a bank or fnrgra a check that per aon may. under the auapended an tence. be allowed to go free. He furthr holda that thre la no doubt that the auapended aentenc law waa and la a moat aerloua Impedle went In the way of enforcement of the law. "It la eclcnllflcally wrong and contrary to a proper governmental tiollry to characterife certain acta aa feionlea with alt the eolcmnlt nf the law, and then to aay to the prnepectlve defendnnla that aa a apeclil Indurement to vIolRte thla parilftiliir etatute we have Jnat en- aeteil we will permit you to have a auapended eontni-e." the gnver. nir continued. "All peranna ahould made to understand that the con-aeiiieni-ea i f lolatina the law are grave and thnt tin government will not indulge, trifle with or en cniiregc the coinminalona of even Ihe flret offetne. ahoiiM 1h tin-ib-ratoi.d thnt a hen the offenae a conimltled the wrm committing the fffnae immt errtnlnlv pny the lienapy. When thla la done then all the iieople will reepeet the InW and T"aa a III lie mml.. a anfe plin-e In ahlch to live." ty AaMriale4 Trsai. OKIAlloMA CITY. kla.. Manh 30. - fbivrrnnr. J. It. A. Itotiertaon broke Ma mlence reganllng action taken by the pres-nt legislature tonight, to e ue to the AawH-lateil Trtaa a brief (Intement conrrnlng Insinuations con tain! In the rep M t of the Oklahoma house Itivestigatieg commute In which the hone was asked to draft Im peachment charges agilnst the gover nor on the grounds of "croruptiim In olfice" and "grors neglect of duty." Govern Itobcrtaona' statement fol lows: ' nntlf nilnn nnnenvMni . ' bUitniiUn HUDtnlbuN ISSUES STATEMENT "There la not a jairtlcle 4 truth In, the ilrafl evader have askml tor a re alty of the Inalnimtlons made by th t.inl in their cases. The Jill anlenre fommlltee. The whole thing la a fahrl-, ( the men became eff.-cthe list night, cation, concocted and presented during j The ticiman aciixnpll.va i f ihe the clcalng daya of the aeaalon. for po- , Amcilcan detectlvee. who atso were litli-ul pui'isieee imly. The governor's ae-i-etary had pi'exl oualy stated that the governor did not tare to make any statommil. Aasemblymaaj Outed. r AsMrlalei rnas. Al.ltAXT. N. T.. Mar. SO The aa - eembly, a vote of 77 to !. tonight d. clared vaiwnt the Beat of Asembly - man Henr Jger. anrialiat. nf the Four leeiun I 'is n u t ivinga nuniy. YUM! i" lU Will H. Huya. the new iHwthiuHter Ann Ibilh-y, 74. the oldrat ei.iib ve in j Htie Ima 8"i vcd 4S yira. Thl photo wua tuken nt a "get acuiilnted" metlng. THOUSANDS GATHER TO PAY TRIBUTE TO GIBBONS' MEMORY a- j-.-i. .a . iEXPLOSH STILL SAY mtsteby 1 .-l.tiri h .' I. bury ner dend Th j aoe- ownkr.h of mukwohkh factout ! i'r, ZJXZT..,Z AKR IIICLNU ROI'tillT n' 'ala. anli bihnpa. anj hlh --. r.ivii fOUdi. ' al tolta el (I abholla an-uWi' clj g am tt riaei fNM. CHtcvnn ii.n-h ia iv.i-, :""! l n of the Imaee-l Virg'ii Mtiy mnr hn 120.000. "and haa not ren CHUArH. Vl.mh ftrMatery aur- (M ,n, fmiJ '(dered ma- haa It attempts to render jrounomg me expinaiun oi a rtreworka I factory, which coat at leaat elx Uvea, rasfd aeveral bulldinga and rocked tho (denaely ,H.pUtcd weat aide cf the city j like an earthquake, remained unaolved today, deajiite every effort of the police and atate officiate. . The premieea w here the eiploaion , . , . , ... look place were Mn( ueed f. the Illicit manufacture of fire worka In vlo. la tlon of city ordtnaneee. waa the atate ment of aeveral pereone who advanced the theory that workmen Playing with toy torpedoee art off' a aereret magnxinr i containing aeraral tone of exptoaivea. The building In w hich the blast or- rmred waa known In the neighborhood as n miner 01 mysi.ry. It waa a cneslnry brick atrinture which nie.ired to havo no window a and never exhibited any aiana of life. I The f-itlier of one of the victims aald thnt ho understood the firework a were j Mug icnmvcd from Mils building at the I time of the explosion. ' W. W. Hlng'-r and NV.lun Hchtffer. I owmra of the alleged firevnrka factory , " '""r""-"- aougni i by the poll. e. Their In. ,ks were arixiMl ( early In tho diy In mi eft.H t to learn , plnaivra In the liulliting. It was imli cated that the elibnce otitaineil wmiM ba i.la.-r4 brf "e the April gn.nd jury. Hearing cf witncaws under oath will Igun by the stnte fire mihnl to. morrow. The Inquest bna been act for April It. Search nf the ruins for additional hiitl.-s was atoiied tonight but will be continued tomorrow. Only pieces of IxHllea were found ImLty and It waa be lieved that these belonged to bodice al ready Ihntlfled. AMERICAN DETECTIVES WILL SERVE SENTENCE IN GERMAN PRISON Br AMoriatfd rrras. M. iSUACII. linden. M.nrh 30. eh. . rail N'eur nor Kiant dimmer, the American Uei-Hes. who were n-'ently si-nfmced to linprlsimment for "lllegil assumption i." nwer" In at- ten nunc to ym-st Cr-ivir C. Iteinlull. fll,.n, onilllv. have fil.il no anneal from Ihe venlicl of the cunt. WILL DF.CORITK I.KWKS OF AMF.KICAN hOIJIIFKH j nr A-is-Wlea Pros. j 1D AXAIM1.1. Ind , March i The grave of every American a .Idler 1 ho dint abnw.l during the World War j will ba decorated on Memorial Hay' i i.y tlic Anicricnn li-glon, YUM! general, la rhiiklng hanibi with Mra. Lucy Ihe I'lwtoiOew Ih-iwrlmi-nt nt Waahlngton. ur-ru.-.iuaa j Br Anmlaled I'm. ! HAI.T1MOI!!', Manh JO. The 'mlvhty and the lowly unlA-d In tonight, trod ai.ttly -t the Mt of Cardinal (lbiM to ga Tvf ftte" fiat time on the face of a l-lo-'d tu-vlalc. r -ir tomia-row morning, wiih all :np land reiemnny and the MingM-g of a fieotg'uti iru.nt neer tirfi: I hMid cut aide of the Hlatlne rhail In Home, the ic.rit.'. Ii-ciiglng to the or I II will 'tic piiii-ri on the iwth dril of hi A" - , u n '.. will be dlpl.v.wtlp rrre nJf auliatantlal aervlce of any kind eentatlvia of the catholic countrlea of,to ,no leole." The atmliahlng of thla ' world, while offlclala of nation, atate; "nimlaalon waa recommended by the ml '.,,.C"1 ,he muwn wvw1," rhf ,,,, tw,mny rnar). ,h- iwKU j of the cardinal biter In the day will be 'carried to the cathedral Crypt, tinopen- li"' 'ln' ",0 ,,ul, of "r,'h tUhop B,,J ! In 173. There In marked contraat to tn. ,,., of , ( the l.idy will he laid to reel In the 1 . hit mai-l.ljh li.mli with the almpleat .f rcrcmonlca and In the presence of oply cloaeat nlatlvea and dearest 1 friends. For three it.ixs the bmlv of I'ardinal . Iiju.i,,,,,, hia resteil In stnte under the I rit g..ld dome of the cathedral In I hlch for ao many yeara hi ministered to mankind Iwlly an army of mourn em. Jn.nofl strong, lm:i filott In and out f the gray alone iHliflce over-baklng ; Iho city, but tisliy, fimn morning until! nearly m.dnlht. a great do, ...uiiin. ! blotks l uig, st.UKht ciitrnnce to the cnthetlinl : l i oth'-r imtts of the city there waa i Ihe uual iciiw and tiustlo of an Ameri can oinmiinlly, but rouiiil Ihe i sine- j,,,, M wn- ,,., Th ,,,iuff,r ,4 t.t ; , BI(,,.Wttk Wll H,m,Hl ,,, , ,,, hwiril, ,n m.r- ir11, tnwly fnrwurd along streets leading to' i tin- chiiii li. lomorrow this silence will alinu..l ull ..1 t.i li... . Ill- i. In 1 ,M1B1. , ,,,,, ,,,: ,.v governor w-. .,., .,. . .,...,. .... , ' . ., , u. ; , mass l-rtiiis at I o'clock. l ire al t lebume Cl.KIH'KNK. T.xis. Manh 3.-Kire ,il Nlrovel the lame building oiiuptcd bv Hills and I'-all. automobile deatera, , late tmilKht. Cms tmvlng aggregation- value of fM. non Mete destroyed, cover-; "il by Insurance. The building waa' I slued at f jn.iH'D atlil Insured. 1 QUARTET CHARGED WITH MURDER OKLAHOMA CITIZEN ARRESTED BY SHERIFF TALLEY OF OCHILTREE fc-wi bit to he Nee v CAN AIM . Tea. MalSh St. Sheriff Tallev of thhlllree roonly has a Oder arreM. ( leo IbsJiii. Will Tale. Miss Kve Hi will and Mr. Huff, who are charged with murder of Robert Hrv-Mm, nrar lawlon, Okta.. last Sa turdsy nltht. ami also with robbing llerrluf and Leung's atiwe al Herring. Oklahoma, night before lal. These parties were arrested front aW rijtt lows sent out. and front the fact that they were traveling In a Hodge rsr. The wemen were wearing wlg which were taken from them by Sheriff Talley. Hherlff llrown ami IVrputy Joyre of Koger Mills, were here this nKrrniMin rnrmite 14 I'erntoN le lake charge of Ihe arrested part lev. hherlff Cnne of Carsen rounty and a aierlal officer nf the Santa Fe railway are aim here and have gone to IVrrytcn la see If Ihe parties uider arrest are the ones that robbed Ihe station agent al Paahandle night before lst. AM of the parties under arrest will be brought hack here and placed In the Hemphill ronn'y Jail tonight. IFF PAVES WAY FOB SETTLEMENT OF WAGE MINIMI M WAtiK LAW HRANKD HtOM HTATI TK IIOOKH OP NTATK OK TKXAH. By AaMM-ialfd Pnm. Al'KTIN, March n.-lly aprmlng a aenute bill and vetoing a houae bill. (nelliir Neff bile todny 0iene4 "fia future IcKlumme conaldi-ratlon" the inlnliniim aage quratlnn for woman and minora In Tcxna. The b approved ri-tnale. the pree ent minimum wage Inw and atxillnhed the induatiUI welfiire nanmlaalon rn acted by the thirty alxth leginlature The bill veto-d eatiihllxhi'd a new mini mum wage law for Teiaa. Ity thua ap proving one bill and diaappfbvlng an other, floverma- Neff haa craned fnan j the atatute hooka the minimum wage mw or iraaa. However, the gm-ernor aaya In hla rraann fi vetoing the houae Mil that h doca not di-aire to he underatnod aa anylng that II la linimealhle to have a minimum law which will lie free from roiietltutlntiul iihjcetiona and which will be Juat and entirely workable. The governor held that the bill aa written waa unconatitullonal and void Inhwiino It i-onatttuted rlaaa leglnlation which la prohibited by the Teiaa con ntltution. The bill exempted certain rlaaaea of wugn earnvra from Ita pro vial on a Aalde from holding It uncoiiatltutlon al, the governor aald that It la eublect ,n ",reat crltlclam Iwcauae that line exemptkitia are an numeroua that tllHV Wholl llamlll Iks kwl mt.nt U the leglaiaUen and that thoae ' whom It la Intended to benefit are UK- on out of Ihe bill by exception. He further held that It "la an Imprao. tirable. ao unworkable, ao Inconalatent with Ita real Intent" that he would not attempt to point out Ita objectionable features. t The aenate bill that waa approved reiicaled outright the prceent Uw. The governor aald that the Induairlal wel fare commlaalon. created by the law. I lrl the government for 1 "'"re man two yeara at an exiwnae of TEXAS PLAIIIS MEN WILL KITS SUSPENII ILK 8 ATTKItWHITr; ANH HAL ' ln.r.HMlK HKt l-KK hrNrKMk Ll NKNTKNf K LIW H4H Nt). . ... .... . . , ... 1? . ,, , . , , , . , ; Senstor Hitl lleda.e of l.uliUnk, l in n ..-.-em i-iiii'rssiioii mun a rep ! n m utative of The Newa. "Tho law ia Uiutl on n:cr-y, I shall never vote fiar lis ieMal. even IhoiiKli it haa Hn alium-d In a number of Instances. The law Is f iiinluineritMlly sound, and Its merciful provisions should make It ap-H-nl t.i ui aim lH-lict In Juntlce Ivin-s-eiil by mercy." Ii- hMtlerw Kite, when asked for an expresilon on the 8imM-inliit Hi-nUuicr Ijiw, ty a Ni- representative aald "The government m-eils the spiiil of mercy as much aa il the church. No ; miin who Is renllv Interean-d In human- ( py W11U, m- in favor of" not giving an .(( ndr aaalnt tho rules and reguls l n. tia or the i bun h. another chance. 1 This Is exm tlv the Mine principle ap plied to the wtrklnga of Ihe elate laws f.-r the correction of crime. I feel that the Inw muter consideration la 0NTINt i:i OX PA1JK TWO UESTIOI SUSTAIN 10 IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE F03 SHIPPERS FRUIT ADD UEG2TADLG3 IS STATEHEdT ATTOHUEY IIEALY ItY THK AHHOCIATED PRESS. D.LIwS, Texas. March 30. Kcprcsmtitive of Texai railroads late totlay rrfuscd to grant tlic rate reduction of thirty-five per cent on perUhablcit, requested by sliijien of fruits and vegetables. An nouncement of the refusal was formally made after completion ot testimony of shippers and producers from various parts of the South at a conference of the Interstate Commerce Commission. The hear ing, in session since Monday, finally closed tonight. In denying the rate reduction, the carriers' representatives ex plained that the road themselves are in such condition that they are not earning operating expenses and that the requested reduc tions would further decrease their revenue. TO UNITED STATES IS If CKF.IIF.NTIAIM FRF-SKNTi:!). VIS ITOR RF.CF.IVFD IIV HFC RKTAKV IIKillF-M. 6r Atserlatod Prtaa. WASHINGTON, Mar. SO.Ken'o VI vlanl, former premier of France, waa received by President Harding at the White House today after he had formal ly prevented hla redentlala aa an envoy extraordinary to the t'nlted ftlalea, to Secretary Hug bee at the atate dort ment Aeeordlng X aUtt. mente by offlcUla the former prrmler'a visit reinulna noth ing more than "one of courlaay." It' waa Intimated by those attached to hla mission, however, that aa an envoy from France he would give an attentive ear to airy auggeatlona Involving rela tion a of Franca i with the United Statca. The on'y formal announcement waa one laaued at the White Houae after the conference with President Harding, which aald that SI. Vlvlanl "called to pay the com pitmen ta and utter good wiahea to the president of France to tho president." It added that ha "em phaslaed the desire of Franco to orm tlnue the friendship between the two republics and expreaaed gratitude to America for the great tblnga done since hla previous vlalt." Formal announce ment waa also made that President Harding would give a dinner at the White Houae In honor of SI. Vlvlanl'a vlalt. In April. Tho conference at the atate depart ment lasted an hour and a half, and later Recretary Hugtiee called at tho hotel where M. Vlvlanl la atopplng, to return the visit. The only comment Mr. llughea would make waa an eipreaalon if hla pleasure In receiving the former French premier and the oppe-tunlty to renew an old ei-qualntani-eshlp. SI. Vlvlanl Intends to go to nattlmnre With Amtnaador Jusserand to attend the funeral of Cardinal (llhbona. He will return here ImniedlHli-ry. and banor row night attend a dinner given In hla honor at the French emlaiaay, at which Vice president Cooltdge and Hen itor lndgr, chairman of the aenate for eign relations cianmltti-e, will be prce ent. FORMER AUSTRIAN RULER PROBABLY GO TO SPAIN it AsaneieUd Pens. VIENNA. Mar. J0. The entire Aus tn Hungarian frontier baa la-en rbse-d by Joint action of Ihe two governments! pending the final (Imposition of former Ema-mr Charb-a. The Hpanlsh minister hern haa askeil the governnH-nl for a pass to enable the ex-ruler to cross the country, and It Is ivHrted Charlea Itili-nda transferring tlm entire former royal family to Kimln. Henii-offlclnl adleea from llmbipeat ay Ihe lliingsrinn regent. Admiral llorthy. la using the attempt of Charlea to regnln the throne In strengthen hla own toeltlHi mb dictator. Admiral llor thy already baa nrn-sled several army leaders who aps-ared Inclined to place themselves In Ihe service of the former emperor, the advlcee assert , BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALS WOULD SETTLE DISPUTE Sir AaMvisIrd I'reu. NEW Vnl'.K. March 30. In an cf fi rl to hssti-n n m-ttleineni of the lain dirriculliea U-twi-en the railroad and their employes, the riccutlve committee of the national association of the own ers of raltnaid securities, meeting here today Invited the beada of the "Uig l our" rallriMtd hr.itherho.nls to attend a conefren.-e tn New York April 4, to I .tiscuse the aituatlon. A special committee i f ti im-nilters, represrntstlve of the vsrtoue sections o( the inunlry. also waa appointed and will endeavor to tie helpful, a alatement anld, "In assisting to rvlleve Ihe Immediate situation and Uter gen erally hclidul In such directum aa may ..ftJUtpuar rrwullsvU'L . - Farmers Ilar4 lilt Aa a bat resort Attorney Examiner llealy of the commission eased the railroad officials if they would grant the rate reduction If a recommenda tion to thla effect waa made by tho com mlaalon. Judge E. D. Perklna, replying for the rallwaya aald they might do It If the commlaalon would Inform the roada how to procure more money to pay their otn-ratlng expenses. Evblence recorded at the hearing will he laid bufore tho commission aa a body but Alt a-ney Examiner llealy informed the applicants fur the rata reduction that no Immediate aaalatanco might be fxtweted, fT a ruling thereon by the commission would make necessary hear ing wltneasea from other aecttona. The application for tho reduction waa made Hntly by tho growers, tho Texaa railroad commission and the Teaaa leg- lalaturo. It waa baaed on allegaUop that an etnergoncy existed and that Im mediate relief waa necessary to permit the shipping of Uila yeara fruit and vegetable cTop to market It waa claim ed by prudm-era that unices tho rate waa lowered the fruit and truck grow ing Induetrtca of Uaet Texaa and tho Klo flranda Valley and other aacllona would be dealt almost a death blow. LI1DS WITH DEATI WILLIAM I). CONKY DIES OF LV Jl'RIKM RECEIVED IN AIR- ' fLANE CRASH. lt Aaasrielad Pfsea. NATCnEZ. Xllsa., liar. II UeuUn ant William Devoo Coney, 17, who was seriously Injured when hla airplane crashed nto a tree near Crowvlile, LaM last Friday morning, died ot hla Injurlea at a bical hospital hero late today. The 'death ot Lieutenant Coney whose back waa broken In Ue fall, re sultlng In a complete paralyabj ot hla body from tho cheat down, waa not tin. ixiected, aa hla phyaldana had an nounced earlier In tho day that ho would live only a few hour. sirs. E. F. Coney, hla mother, of Brunswick, Oorgta; Mra. W. II. Devee, an aunt of Jackaonvtlle, Ylortda, and E F. Coney, n brother ot Brunswick, Oeorgla. were with tho flier at tho time tt hi death. Lieutenant Coney la a son ot the Mo Edward F. Coney, a lumberman of lirunswlck. At the nutlireak of the Mexican trou ble m III, lie enlisted with tho Bruno r k RlfUa. an Infantry organisation, and saw service on the border. Return jig to Hrunawk-k in 1I1T about tho time the United Htatea entered tho European war, he entered the offlcera' training camp nt Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, w here he waa commissioned aa a ejeeond lieutenant of Infantry, LaUr he waa transferred to the air service. He waa assigned as flying Instructor during the) wiir, and bad no opportunlfy to see service at Ihe front. On the day ho waa Injured the announcement waa made at Kan Diego. California of hla promo tion to a first lleutenanry, ' Funeral arrangetnenta havo been left to Major N. R aaggrtt of tho Fourth Aviation Cor, who camo hero U at tend the lieutenant FRUIT CROPS AS A WHOLE NOT BADLY AFFECTED WASHINGTON. Mar. SO. With tho iwsslog tislay of the cold wave -wblrti came on tho hccla of Easter, officials the department of agriculture to night expreaaed the bnlkf that tho fruit crop surplue of tho country aa a Ahoht had not been materially affected, do spite reMrts frtaii varioua aecttona ot heavy dantage- x It waa pointed out that no re porta had been received of damage ta fruit crops in New England. New York atate, Michigan, the Great I-akea region, tha Iai iflc Coast or the extreme south. Tho principal apple sect Ions affected, offlclala added, appeared to tie taoee of U10 Ocark Mountains and tho Cumberland and fthenandoah valley. At the weather bureau. It waa aald tonight that tha weather In tho oast and middle weat over which tho cold Wave spread M.mdiiy, would be rs. -llll awntahla aM. THRILLING C IT I M JT"'