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VOL. XLII—NO. 348.
TO ARREST NEW YEAR'S DRY VIOLATORS Albert B. Fall to Resign as Secretary of the Interior on March 4 1 PROHIBITION REARS CRIME 'SAYS SPROUL Dry Laws Not Working, Pennsylvania Governor Tells Legislature. MENACE TO COUNTRY Declares Regulations Harm ful Because Public Senti ment Lacking. BANDITRY ON INCREASE '‘Fine Brood of Criminals” Fostered by Illegal Trade in Liquor. Harrisburg. Pa.. Jan. 2.—Governor Sproul told the members of the Pennsyl vania legislature today that it is patent that prohibition enforcement laws, fed eral and state, are not working well in Pennsylvania and that, in other states having the kind of laws -which the critics of Pennsylvania legislation de mand, the results are, in his opinion, no better. ‘ In New York and in New Jersey, jUjrne the type of laws which are de sired hers have been enacted,” Gov ernor Sproul said, "the disregard for prohibition is fully as much in evidence as in Pennsylvania. Even in states which have bad prohibition for years, there has been much more illicit trade in intoxicating liquors than before the pass age of the federal enforcement act.” "This situation,” he Eaid, "is most discouraging and dangerous, and is par ticularly menacing to a free lanu. "Undoubtedly much of the banditry' and other crimes now harassing the country have their genesis in the school of outlawry fostered by the illegal trade of intoxicants,” the governor said. "We are rearing a fine brood of criminals, which it will require stern measures to suppress.” "The only way out that is now in sight,” he said, “is a careful artf] con scientious enforcement of thel law by the authorities, under severe penalties for disregard of duty upon the,part of officials. Until sentiment supports the dry laws, their enforcement will be ex tremely difficult and in general their effect more harmful than beneficial.” SIX PRISONERS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE FROM BURNING TO DEATH Keys to Cells Lost When Constable's Office Destroyed. Texarkana. Tex.. Jan. 2.—Six pris oners, one white man and five negroes, aiwly escaped burning to death early this morning when fire destroy ed a building here, the lower floor of which was used as a holdover for Bowie county prisoners. Smoke and flames made rescuing them from the inside impossible and besides the keys to the cells had been lost in the fire which destroyed the constable's office on »n upper floor.. The prisoners were finally rescued when a hole was.cut through the out side brick wall. Axes were used. One of the negroes was overcome by smoke and was carried out by his com panions. All other prisoner’ were rescued. The keys to the cells hnd been left by Constable Floyd in his office, which was gutted within a few minutes after the fire started. BRIDGE KEPT OPEN Pasoans Celebrate New Year Juarez Cabaret. El Paso. Tex.. Jan. 2.—So many F.l ’a scans celebrated the dawn of New fear under the bright lights of Juarez abaret that traffic was clogged at the ntcmational bridge at 12:30 a. m.. the isual bridge closing hour. Automobiles ind street cars carrying revelers were eturning in such large numbers at he last minute that the bridge clos r.g had to be extended to 1 o’clock. Has More Drank Arrests. Fort Worth, Tex- Jan. 2.—Fort 'orth had 111 more arrests for drunk- 1922 than in 1021. according report of the police de irrmeht completed today. Arrests for is offense in 1922 totaled 1409. THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT “DIXIE FLYER” LEAVES RAILS; TWO SERIOUSLY INJURED, EIGHT HURT Five Cars Tarn Over Near Macon, Georgia. Macon, Ga., Jan. 2—Two persons are reported seriously injured and eight painfully hurt as the result of the "Dixie Flyer,” a northbound tourist train, en route from Jacksonville to Chicago, jumping the track six miles from here early today. The injured have been taken to a local hospital. Two baggage cars, one mail car, n day coach and a dining car, turned over. Ten Pullmans left the track but re mained upright. The engine left the rails but did not turn over. The train crew said the train was making about 30 miles an hour when it left the rails. There were approximate ly 150 on board the train. Those in the Pullmans are said to have been severe ly jostled but were not in need of hos pital attention. Those who were injured were riding in the day coaches, it was said. First aid was administered to manv of the passengers having slight lacerations and bruises from being thrown into a pile as the coaches left the track and turn ed over. The wreck occurred at Rivoli, a flag station. The train had just completed pulling a long hill and was bowling over flat terrain when it left the rails. The locomotive itlowed up the tracks for about 100 yards. Rail officials say it will be several hours before traffic can be resumed. Leaving Macon at C :30 o'clock. 25 minutes late, the train proceeded to a point about six miles from Macon, when the wreck occurred. Except for the en gine and the tender, the entire train of five sleepers.■ dining car. .two day coaches and the baggage car, left the track. The cause of the wreck has not been ascertained. Those most seriously injured were rid ing in the day coaches. Passengers in the sleepers were Severely shaken Up and jostled, but medical aid was not necessary except in a few instances. When the ears left the track the kram was separated into three sections stop ping about 100 feet apart. The engine ami tender were in one section, the bag gage car. day coaches and diner we?e in another section, and the sleepers re mained on the roadbed. KILLS MOTHER AND SON Maniac Attacks Ohio Household Then Slaslies Own Throat. Canton. Ohio. Jan. 2.—A mother and her three-year-old son are dead, and two others severely wounded ns the re sult of a maniac's attack on a Can ton family New Year's Eve. The slayer then slashed his own throat He is in a serious condition- The dead are: MRS. ELIZABETH RICH. 28. DANIEL RICH. 3. The wounded: Peter Rich. 13. shof in left leg: Dom inich Rich, 45. beaten about iiead with revolver, and Joe Fernandez. 38. charged by police with being the slayer. Edward Rich. 2 years of age, sat on a stool in the kitchen of the Rich home while the crazed man ran amuck, and escaped uninjured. Police sny Fernan dez suddenly went insane while visiting at the Rich- home and without warning drew q revolver and started shoot ing. , * Automobile Accident Fatal. Dallas. Tex.. Jan. 2.—H. Saline, 30. of Orange, died nt a local sanitarium early this morning of injuries received when he was thrown from an automo bile near here. Mrs. Sarine was injured in the accident. THE WEATHER TEMPER ATI KES. 3 p. ni 3 a. m o< i p. m 72 4 n. 6S 6 p. m 72 & a. n*..60 6 p. TH.■••••,,.70 6 f.. TH ... g CH 7 p. €7 - 7 a. m 60 8 p. m 65 4 a. ni €G 9 p. m C : 9 a. m 60 10 p. ri f? 10 a. ni.........60 12 mhlnielit 59 12 noon 01 JAN. 2. 1 p. in 64 1 a. m 59 2 p. m *G FORECAST San Antonio and vicinity: Tuesday night partly rioudy; colder with frost: Wednes day. fair: minimum temperature. 32 to 3S: moderate northwest winds. East Texas: Partly cloudy and colder; freezing ir north portion: frost in aoutu portion except near coast; Wednesday, fair. West Texas: Fair: somewhat colder; Wednesday, fair. HOME WEATHER FOR TOI RISTS. St. Eoui*: Temperature. 42: clear: 23- mtlo wind from the south: lowest tem perature 1n last 24 hours. 36; highest. 42. Chicago: Temperature, ’.4; pat*!/ cloudy: six-mile wind from the east: low est temperature in last 24 hours, 32; high est. 24. hxinMi* City: Temperature. 32; cloudy: sixteen-mile wind from the nort'jwwf; lowest temperature in last *4 hours, 30; highest. 46. New York: Temperature. 36: clear, six teen-mile wind from the west; lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 36; high est. 54. Washington: Temperature. 28: clear; five-mile wind from the southwest, low est temperature in last 24 hours. 26; high est, 42. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 1923. WILLING TO CUT GERMAN REPARATIONS Poincare Offers to Reduce Amount to 50 Billion Gold Marks. 2-YEAR MORATORIUM Would Exact Guarantees to Insure Resumption of Payments Later. PREMIERS AT MEETING Herrick Heads U. S. Delega tion Which Will Watch Developments. By the Associated Preu. Paris. Jan. 2.—Premier Poincare of France, offered at today’s conference of Allied leaders a proposal for a reduc tion of German reparations to fifty billion gold marks. The French plan offers a two-year moratorium, but it exacts productive guarantees to insure the resumption of payments later by the Germans. Under tli* French plan the ( lass C bonds would lie used to extinguish the inter-Allied debts. The Ulas* C bonds mentioned in the French reparations plan are part of a series provided for under he London illtinixtum to Germany issued by the Allies on May 5. 1921. when the total of German reprations was fixed at 132,00(1.000 gold marks. It was pro vided that Germany create three classes of reparations bonds, based oil tiara graph 12 of annex 2. of part .VIII of the treaty of Versailles. The first class of bonds, or Class A. for 12.000,000.000 gold marks, were to be delivered by July 1- The diplomatic barometer seemed in clined to take an upward spurt today as statesman of Great Britain. Fmnce, Italy ;md Belgium gathered for the <on ference of permiers. which will grapple once more with he reparations prob lem. The atmosphere was much loss pessimistic than after the termination of the London conversations last month. Herrick Arrives at Paris. Although there was a wide divergence of viewpoint, particularly between the French and British, as to how and when Germany shall meet her obliga tions. the first signs of a movement to bring them into harmony nepeared to be the result of what Le Matin calls “the invisible pressure of American opinion.” Myron T. Herrick. American ambas sador to France, arrived in Paris from Cannes and. with Roland W. Boyden, the American representative with the reparations commission, will watch de velopments closely during the premier's conference and keep Secretary of State Hughes well informed of the progress made. A LAND OF PARADOXES Financial and Economic Condition of Germany Told by Actual Figures. Bv PAI I. SCOTT MOWKEK By OII.LIAM K. SAMI Special Cable lo Tbs San An’onia L.zh and the Chicago Daily Nevs. Copyright. U!s. Paris. Jan. 2.—By courtesy of the of ficials of the reparations commission we are enable to make public on the eve of the important meeting of premiers in Paris the following summary of the status of the complex and confusing refutations question - The total German reparations debt is 132,900.090,000 gold marks, which fig uring tin. mark at its par value of 23.8 cents, amounts to $31,416,000,000. Of this si.th France it to receive 52 per rent. Great Britain 22 per cent. Italy 10, Belgium 8 and other nations 8 per cent. Germany up lo now has paid a total ci 8,500.000 000 marks sub divided as follows: Cash. 2,100,000,000 marks: in kind. 3,700,000 000: prop erty transfers connected with ceded ter ritories 2,500.000,000. These payments have been distributed among the Allies as follows: Cash to Belgium. 1.500.000.000 marks: Great Britain. 140,000.000: France, 140,000,- 000. In kind France. 1.800,000,000 marks mostly in armistice delievrit* and coal; Belgium <50.000.000; Great Britain. 400,-. '000,000; Italy 150.000.000. Property transfers. Poland. 1,700.000.000 marks; Franco 250,000.000: Great Britain 60,- 000.000; Japan 60.000.000. Paid for Occupation Armies. Certain sums in both eart and kind arc still undisturLec. Ou Belgium's cash priority 500.(2 0,000 marks re main due. In eddition. Germany has paid toward the cost of the armies of oreunatin.' "."(Mi (KM! 000 marks, of which slightly more tlinn half has come (Continued on next page.) Victims of Mer Rouge Mob F. Watt Uanid (above*. one of th two men whose bodies were recover? from Lake La Fourche. Morehouse Par iah. La. Thomas F. Richards (right i, skill together with Daniel supposedly by ; body of marked men. MORE TROOPS ARE CALLED TO MOREHOUSE PARISH AS OPEN HEARING APPROACHES Three Officrg and Forty Entitled Men Go to Join Three Other National Guard Units Now Stationed at Scene of Louisiana Kidnaping Cases —Ad- dition«l Forces May Be usd in Making Further Arrests. Jennings, lau. Jam 2. —The Jennings cavalry of the Louisiana National Guard was ordered today to cn train for More house parish. Shortly alter receiving the order , the troops, under commgnd of Major Miller, entrained for Bcstrop. This will bring the National Guard units in Morehouse to four, the others being the Monroe and Alexandria in fanry and the New Orleans Machine Gun Company. The movement is in connection with the investigations and bearings in the Morehouse kidnaping* and murders. The troop was composed of three of ficers and 40 enlisted men with their horses and equipment. .The men were expected to reach their destination to morrow morning, two days before the beginning of the open bearing at the Bastrop courthouse. In the absence of official information it was understood that the men would be used in augmenting the forces now encamped at the courthouse and jail and probably also in making arrests. LIDNAPED MAN NOT FOUND Moi-house Parish Is Faced With Still Another Mystery Bastrop. I-a., Jan- 2.—Morehouse started the New Year with another mys tery to solve —the disappearance of Harold Teegestrom. son of a wealthy oil and gas field iqanator. and time keeper at n carbon plant at Spyker, La., and regarded as a prospective witness in the forthcoming state investigation into masked band activities in cuiiuectio with the kidnaping and slaying of Watt Daniels find Tuomas Fletcher Richards of Mer Rouge. Department of Justice agents sent into Louisiana to join the forces with State officials in solving the mystery of the disappearance of Daniels and Richards and other alleged mash'd band operations centereil their energies today in an effort to lovate the missing man. Thus far the trail has not been fruit- One of the investigators who had charge of the inquiry into the disap pearance of Teegerstroui stated last night that he had positive information the carlion worker was kidnaped. Disappeared Friday Night. Teegerstroiu disappeared from the company plant Friday night immediate ly after he had responded to a sum mons from the outside, bunday. accord ing to information brought to the sher iffs office here, he appeared at the home of a friend, Henry Jones, a saw mill operator, borrowed $4O, left a watch to be turned over to a brother who lives at Lamkin, and the keys to the company's offices, and announced he was "leaving.” Since then all trace of his lias been lost. Tecgwbtrom not toll Jones th? reason for. his leaving. The plant where Teegerstrom wn? working is the *anir °n F # which T. J. Burnett, now held in jail on a charge of murder, was employed. Burnett is alleged to have been implicated in tb? killing of Daniels and Richards. Resume of Troubles. The incident added another chapter to the book of startling events being written here which already includes a masked and robed mob stealing five men from a public highway : of punish ment in which two were unmercifully flogged, and two beaten to death and horribly mutilated ; of bodies being de capitated, wire-bound, weighted with iron and thrown into a lake: of the governor of khe state personally enter ing into the investigation: of troops, divers and volunteers dragging lakes and swamps searching for the bodies: of mysterious dynamiters blowing them to the surface; of arrests of prominent men and the promised arrest of others: —EIGHTEEN PAGES. of alleged confession involving 46 men and of charges that the Ku Klux Klan for rcspor.silde for th* d?«l. NEW YEAR ON EXCHANGE SEES BUYING RENEWED Oil Shares Lead Again in Price In creases. New Yoi’X Jan. 2.—The New Year <*n the atock exchange opened with an other brisk buying movement in the course of which new high prices wore made in the industrial list. Nothing of consequence had hap pened over the holiday, but the market had evidently not exhausted in Satur day’s rise the favorable influence of the year and with its business reviews with a cheerful forecast of 1923. Oil shares were in the lead again beciwe of the expectation that last wek’a price advances were only the be ginning of a general upward readjust ment in the oil trade. Baldwin Loco motive and Btudebaker went through iheir previous highs ahd various special ties of the type of I’. S. Realty. Mal -lin son's SiHc. Fontinentul (’an, AmerL. ran LiTiseed aYid Endicott Johnson were bid up. Railway slocks were comparatively neglected while the steels were held in check by the doubt as to whether the present very satisfactory volume of business i«*being handled at least in the ease of the independents at n satisfac tory • profit. TRAIN IS DERAILED Four Persons Injured When Passenger Cars Turn O\ er. Vincennes. Ind.. Jan. 2.--Four per sons were Injured, one seriously and a score of others shaken up when Chicago and Eastern Illinois passenger train number 93 was derailed near here last night. Six coaches turned over. Mrs. Eric L. McKew of Evansville, Ind., who suffered an injured spine was the only one seriously hurt. Miss Ethel Bartlow of Lebanon, Ind., and two negro porters were slightly in jured. NEW SOVIET UNION Kalinin Becomes President and I>enin Premier. By F. A. M’KEXZIE. .1 Cable to The San Antonio and the Chicago Daily News. Copyrigh Moscow, Jan. 2.—’’rhe new union of Soviet Socialist republics was formally launched here Saturday morniiiK at a solemn gathering. Michael I. Kalinin became president and Nikolaj Lenin premier. The different states had al ready ratified the union- CALL BANK CONDITION Comptroller of Currency Asks for State ment of All National Banks. Uasliingtoin. D. C.. Jan. 2.—The comptroller of the currency today is-ued a call for the condition of all national banks at the close of business on Friday. December 29. INTERIOR SECRETARY TO RESIGN Secretary Fall Will Leave Interior Department on March 4. PRESSURE OF BUSINESS Declares Personal Affairs Require His Personal Attention. NO SUCCESSOR FOUND Harding Said to Have Of fered Him Place on Supreme Court. Washington. D. C.. Jan. 2.—Seerc tary Albert Fall of the Interior De partment will resign his office on March 4, it was announced today at the White House. It was said Mr. Fall's retirement waa due to the pressure of private business interests, which he felt should lie given n greater degree of personal atieiUipn than baa been possible while he has been n member of the cabinet President Harding was said to regret that Secrctarv Fall found it necessary to retire, and to have tendered him a place on the Supreme Court. He re plied that his decision to leave public life was unchangeable. The question of n succeosor to Sec retary Fall is expected to be left open for some time. MANY INJURED WHEN CANADIAN PACIFIC TRAIN LEAVES RAILS Three Coaches of Vancoa ver-Montreal Express Go Into Ditch. Calgary* Alberta, Jan. 2.—Twenty one passengers were injured. none seriously, when ihe Canadian Pacific railway’s train No. 2, the Vancouver- Montreal express, left the rails one mile west of Bassano, Alberta, early today. Throe cars, commerce, first class and tourist, toppled into the ditch. DENIES SHIP SEIZURE Government Ilas No Report of Supposed Smuggling by Americans. By the Associated Press. Dublin. Jan. 2.—The Irish Free State government today notified the American consulate here that there had been nc seizure of an American ship by a Brit ish destroyer on orders from the Dub lin government, as recently reported. A Queenstown dispatch on December 31 s:iid the British torpedo boat de stroyer Venomous had arrested an American steamship which was sup posed to be trying to land n cargo of arms and ammunition in Ireland. The vessel, according to the dispath. was halted off Castletown Bere and con voyed to jiort by order of the Free State government. Three Brothers Drown. By the Associated Prem. Wailulhn. Maui. T. 11.. Jan. 2. — Three brothers. James. Samuel and Miguel Konni. wore drowned here yes terday. Miguel was washed off a rock by a high wave and Samuel was swept away in attempting to rescue him. James, seeing his brothers* plight sprang into the water to save them. A brother in-law was preparing to leap into the water in n final rescue attempt when Samuel, who was the last of the three brothers to drown, warned him to re main on shore. Bar Aliens Vntil July. Aliens from Italy ami Turke;.- will not be ndmited into this country until July 1. 1923. since the annual quotas fot those countries have already been exhausted, according tn information re ceived nt the San Antonio immigra tion service office from Washington. Italy with its annual quota of 42.037. has the third largest quota granted to foreign countries. The Vnited IKng dom is first with an annual qvotn of 77.342, and German’’ K seendo with an annual quota of 67,607. Woman Justices of the Peace Ties Knot for Her Daaghter-Bridt Pinrkiieyvillr, 111-. Jan. 2.—Will the announcement today of the mar ridge of Miss Winifred Kugler anii Raymond Dausman, it was learned that the ceremony was performed by the bride's mother. Mrs. Solon Kux ler, a justice of the peace here. Mr* Kugler was the first woman selected ns justice in Illinois, and the mar riage ceremony was the first she per formed. GRAND JURY TOLD TO PROBE OPERATION OF DISORDERLY HOUSES Coart Cells Particular At tention to Alleged Nuisance. A thorough investigation into the al leged operation of disorderly houses in San Antonio will be made by the new 3701 District Court grand jury, which was impaneled by Judge W. 8. An derson Tuesilny morning. The district judge, in delivering his charge, called particular attention to the necessity for an investigation of this alleged nuisance and asked the grand jurors to look carefully into the matter. Judge Anderson also charged the grand jury to make the customary in vestigation into alleged violations of the Dean law. ths Terreil election law and other similar matters. He also warned the grand jury that only one copy of its report: should be made and that delivered to hint. He warned par ticularly against giving this information to newspaper before it had been sub mitted to the judge. The new grand jury will be in ses sion during the January term of court. Judge Andmson informing its members that they vould serve until the last day of February. One of the duties of the new inquisitorial body will be to examins into the accounts of all coun ty officials, copies of which will be furnished. This is a customary pro <-rdiire for the firs* grand jury of the new year. W. G. Higgins was named foreman of the grand jury, the other members being George D. Campbell, T. W. Campbell. Charles Landauer, Norman G. Bodet, C. H. Jackson. W. T. AA ay, H. F. Affleck. J. E. Harper, Ed 8. Fomby, Ambroce Byrne and Franz Groos. “COOL SPELL’ ON WAY Temperature to Drop Below 40 and Frost Is Probable. What J. H. Jarboe. local weather ob server. calls a "cool spell” will set in Tuesday night and frost is forecasted for San Antonio and the vicinity early Wednesday morning. Under partly cloudy shies and with moderate north westerly winds, the mercury will drop below 40 degrees, after having risen as high as 72 on New Year’s Day. Mr. Jarboe does not believe the “cool spell’’ will last long and that rent win ter weather is still comfortably distant. The area of high barometer which be gan to dominate Texas weather Tues day is not very intense. At its center in Utah at 7 o’clock Tuesday morning the coldest weather was twelve de grees above zero. To the north, centered over Winne peg. Canada, was another “high” with a real "kick" in it—Winncpeg report ed twelve below —but this was too far to the north and east to affect Texas weather. An area of low pressure appears on the Tuesday weather map in the ex treme northwest, reaching through be tween “highs" into the Dakotas and bringing some snow with it. Wet weather continues in the New York district, through the influence of an eastern "low.” TOLD TO “MAKE GOOD” Boy Tells O(fleers Father Gave Him Ticket to Chicago. Chicago. HI.. Jan. 2.—Frank Cube. 15 years old. stepped off a train in Chi «ago this morning and announced be had conn* from St. Louis on his father's orders to “go out and make good.** Those instructions and a railroad ticket to Chicago wm all the equipment be said his father gave him. but the police thought him insufficiently equippnl tn face the world alone and telegraphed the St. Louis authorities to investigate his story. BACK TO PRISON Escaped Convict from Texas on Way to HuutMilir. Los Angeles. Jan. 2.—R. S. Anderton starred bark to the Texas penitentkp-.v at Huntsville yesterday in custody to I'omplcte a twenty-five yenr sen ten *e which he interrupted by leading forty others in a sensational jail break. He Mas arrested here after six weeks of liberty. Amlrrson wa< sentenced to the peni tentiary on a charge of bank robbery. Prior to that conviction he escaped from the Colorado jreniteutiary where hr had been confined on a murder charge, a r cording tn the sheriffs office here. Hia record also iuvtudcd an escape from the Oklahoma state penitentiary' CITY EDITIO TWO HFMTQ r * r c °p» ,b e,l » ,n< IBU VILIA4O FIV , „ n „ on tr.i n , , GEI NAMES IN HOTELS AND CAFE! Prohibition Officers Werg Present Gathering Evi- M dence. J — ■ I WILL BE QUESTIONED! Seeking to Find ResponsU< Parties Before Filing SAW LOTS OF LIQUOiI May File Charges Agaiiu| Entire Party Unless One i Takes Blaine. Names at pmminreit husinem and eiety |»ople of San Antonio are in th' hands of prohibition officers who allege that they violated the dry law New: Year’s Eve and who further say that charge, are to be filed as soon as re sponsibility is fixed, it waa lca:ne4 Tuesday. Masqueraded u frotickera. prohibition agruta vmted hotel* ami cafes in the downtown saetioa after midnight gathering information. So grent was the confusion that ar rests were not made during the festi vities but Tuesday from twelve to fif teen prnminnt people were called be. fore prohibition officers for question ing. "We do not want to file liquor charges against an innocent participant at a party where liquor waa found,” one of the agents spid, “however, tin, less one of the party is willing to aan sume responsibility for the present, dt liquor, charges must necessarily bd filed agninst all members of the party.” A prohibition officer who visited bra privaXe parties at one of the largq downtown hotels found two bottles con, taining high grade whiskey in a r-ini with numerous empty bottles •cttterJ around. In another room wine wag found. Several men and women, wm known in Bau Antonio, were in am tendance at the two parties, the prohibg tion agent said. Prohibition agents are now “ngsge in an investigation to determine IM ones responsible for the presence a liquor at the parties New Year's Evi No formal arrests were made at til parties during the celebration. Rargi > 1 will be filed, however, as soon as th pre«»nt investigation is completed, prj hi bi tion' iffieers said. FOUR KILLED, FIVE HURT, WHEN CAUGHT I UNDER HEAVY PRESf Iron Workers Crashed Be* neath 600 Tons of Steel. Sharon. Pa., Jan. 2.—Four men wer< killed and five others injured at the Pe. troleum Iron Works at Masury, Ohio, one mile from here this morning when they were caught under a 600-ton hy« . draulie press. Two of the bodies have ' not been recovered. The nine men were working under th, press when it collapsed. Five succeed ed in getting out before the mass of steel settled. They were injured by falling debris. Two of the men were eaught under the edge of the press and killed. Two others, knocked down by a steel beam, were unable to get from under the press before it crushed them to d-ath. IRISH FACTIONS CLASH Adherents of Free State and Repuhli* can Cau>e Renew Struggle for Conflate Neu York. Jan. 2.—Force* of th< Irish Free State ami of ih*» Iri>h Re* public rh|al(ed in Lower Nassau 4fr*e< tfxlay in a renewed struggle (or sion <>( the consulate »urrende»W bv Ihiniel J. McGrath after his life bad been threatened by an anonynwm let* ter writer using the name of the ReimbKcan army. Vjefory on the banner* of the Free Staten*, who gainei posMa* sion of the consulate and locked about men and women adherents of Iha Rentiblican cause out in the balL The indignant loaera charged foul play, declaring at least one of tbcl? number —Mra. ' ’’ - ' *'• widow of the late lord mayor of Cw*M —bad been roughly handled hr a city detective aiding the Fret State »ep«t* MUtativea,