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VOL. XLII—NO. 355.
WITNESS LINKS BLACK MASK TO KLAN I ♦ • _ Germany Prepares to Recall Ambassador at Paris as Troops Enter Ruhr TROOPSAND ARTILLERY ' NEAR ESSEN Thirty-eight Trains of French Soldiers Leave Mayence. WITHIN SEVEN MILES Diesseldorf Section Is Half covered With Army Forces. ARTILLERY IS BROUGHT Chauffeurs Turned Back; Germans Prepare for Occupation. By the Associated Press. Brussels. Jan. 9.—Premier Theu nis formally announced to the Chamber of Deputies the govern ment's determination to "stand be hind France” in the occupation of 'he Ruhr district. He regretted that the allies were moving without Euj* , land but said that "neither anger or vengeance" actuated Belgium. By the Aaaociatvd Fm». \,Bertin. Jan. 9.—Thirty-eight trains carrying French troupe left Mayence yesterday with Essen as the destina tion of the forces, says an Essen tele gram today, The arrival of heavy ar tillery and sapper* is reported from the neighborhood of Neons (three and one half miles southwest of Duesseldorf.) Essen. Germany. Jan. 9.—Advance troops of the French army, largely with technical equipment, have already reached the neighboring town of Kett wig (seven miles southwest of Essen), and the section between Duesseldorf and Essen is half-covered by French mili tary forces, according to private ad-' vices reaching here today. Chauffeurs, traveling between the two places, are said to have been stopped and directed to make a detour. In order to avoid friction as much as possible, the authorities at Essen kept the freight houses cleared after mid aight in preparation for the expected ar rival of the French. The municipal administration last non th notified the city’s largest hotel hat the building might be required at diort notice for the French, and the nanugement advised the guests that hey might be requested to leave in the •ourse of the night. MAY RECAI£*AMBASSADOR hus Would Germany Recall Movement Into the Ruhr. By WILLIAM K. WASH. ■ncclsl Cabls to Ths San Antonio Light and the Chicago Daily News. Copyright, I>TX Faris, Jan. 9.—From credible sources t is learned that Germany intends to ecall her ambassador to France as ooh as she learns that, French troops lave crossed the demarcation line which iow separates the occupied from the ion-occupied territories in the Rhine and. thus issuing a formal notifica .jo the world that she considers he French action a breach of the regty of Versailles. This decision followed news that the epa rat ions commission, by a vote of Ime to one, declared Germany in will ill default of her eoal deliveries, rance has held an army in readiness > invade the Ruhr upon receipt of lie decision. Reports arc circulating in Paris that ermany may go further and break ff diplomatic relations entirely, but ren in German circles this is consid •ed improbable. In case Ambassador layer is recalled a charge d' affaires • minor official will be left to carry 1 the business ad interim. Germans in touch with the repara ons commission expect that the oc ipatlon of Es<en will take place to ight or early Wednesday morning. ENGLISH ARE OUTVOTED. ly Declared In Default. Ameri can Urges Leniency. By the Associated Press. Paris, Jan. 9.—The reparations mmiasion today voted Germany in illful default in her coal deliveries, be vote was three to one. Sir John •adbiiry. the British member, casting e negative ballot. The discussion over tSe default ques >n lasted an hour and three quarters, part of which time was taken up the British delegate in giving his Isons why he considered the default onld not be declared. Sir John explained he was unable to te for the proposition because he ****!(' tli« action took the matter t of the hands of the commission (Continued on next page.) THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT WATER RUNS THROUGH STREETS OF PORTLAND AS RIVER OVERFLOWS Bridges Ordered Closed as Unsafe for Traffic. Portland. Ore., Jan. 9.—Driving with resistless power, the Wilamette river at Portland today had risen to more than 25 feet above normal, flood ing the docks and water was running in lower streets along the water front and causing great damage. The huge volume of water, pouring down the Willamette valley and fed by a hundred tributary streams, bore immense quantities of logs and drift of all kinds, which lodged against the piers of the city’s bridges and rendered them unsafe for traffic. They were closed by city officials. Reports from points southward through the Willamette valley were that many river tributaries to the Willamette had begun to fall and it was bopqd that the crest of the flood, the worst experienced in western Oregon in 30 years, would be reached here today. Official weather forecast gave promise of a moderation of the flood after today, but a continuation of rain, with a warning from the Colum bia river’s entrance, of an approaching southerly gale, gave rise to apprehen sion. The upper Willamette valley yester day resembled a great inland sea. Its waters lapped the threshholds of hun dreds of homes in both city and coun try far flung through the level valley land. Cities and hamlets between Eugene and Portland, a distance of 125 miles, reported extensive damage. SEARCH WAS ILLEGAL Court Dismisses Liquor Case on Mo tion of Defrtiw. O . the grounds that an illegg] 6C V:A v-s asm. a im-Xui i.tuvdueeM by At lorney W. C. Linden to suppress evi dence in the case of Louis Martin, charged by information with posses sion of liquor, was sustained by Fed eral Judge Duval West Tuesday morn ing, resulting in an instructed verdiet of not guilty by the jury. It was brought out at the trial ot the ease that a city officer acting at the behest of a federal officer can make a legal search only with possession of,a search warrant obtained in compliance with rules governing a search warrant issued in federal courts. The motion alleged that, on Septem ber 2tl. fi. R. Robinson and George Stendebach. special investigators work ing out of the mayor's office, and James D. Plumb of the federal prohi- bition force, searched the cold drfnk stand belonging to the defendant at 931 North New Braunfels avenue. After searching the cold drink stand they continued their search, tbe mo tion alleged, intv the. privati room and kitchen adjoining the stand and oc cupied as living quarters by the de fendant. There they claimed to hare found a quantity of whiskey, the mo tion continued. The motion asked that the court sup press all evidence obtained by the al leged illegal search on the grounds that the search was an invasion of the rights gauaranteed by the fourth and fifth amendments to the constitution. WHISKEY IS MISSING Agents Find Cases Are Intact but Liquor Is (tone. Ry.. Jan. 9.—One thou sand eases of whisker is missing from the warehouse formerly owned by the Orene Parker Company, here, federal prohihi'ion agents reported last wight, following a tour of inspection. Aidord ing to tecords in the office of FMn.er Correll, district agent, the whiskey Was transferred to the warehouse six mouths ago and should still be there. Investi gation developed that the cases wete intact, inn empty. THE WEATHER mrBRATI RES. JAN. L 3 p. m. 78 2 a. m SC 3 p. m S 3 3 a. m. BS 4 p. m 84 t a. m. aS * p. m. ...... St K a. m 68 * Is m 32 « a. in 37 7 p. m. *,.... 77 7 a, in. ...*.. SB 8 p. m 73 a a. m ■ 3S » P. m 7. s a. m. "SS IS r. m ss to a. nt 6" >1 V m «t 11 a. m 82 13 mMnlabt.... Bl 13 m. 64 JAN. 3. 1 p. nt s< 1 a. m -.. S 3 3 p. m. ...... 68 WEATHER. San Anl.nl* and .trinity: Tuesday night and SVadncaday fair, colder Tuesday nlghl with frost: minimum temperature 38 to 44. moderate northerly winds. East Tuas: Fair and colder with frost In smith portton except nesr coast: Wed nesday fair, warmer In northwest-portion. West Texas: Fair, colder In south por tion: Wednesday fair and warmer. HOME WEATHER FOR TOIRIBTS. St. Loulas Temperature. 88; cloudy: 26- mlte wind from the northwest; lowest tem perature la last 24 hours. 88: bigheat. 58. Chicago: Temperature. 34: snowing. 24- mllc wind from the northwest: lowest tem perature tn last 24 hours. 34: highest. 38. Kansas City: Temperature. 32: clear. 18- mlle wind from the northwest: lowest tem perature In laat 24 houra. 82: highest. 60. New York: Temperature. 34: cloudy. 10- mll. wind from the west; lowest temper ature in laat 24 houra. 32; highest. 34. Washington: Temperature. 38; raining. J-m Ue wind from the aouth: loweat tem perature in 'lrst 31 hours. 34, highest, 46. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1923. -TWENTY PAGES. LICHT ID PUT ON SIG 'BIKE' OUTING HERE Everybody With a Wheel In vited to Ride With St Onge Saturday. WILL BE BIG EVENT “Bikes” of AH Kinds to Be in Parade Out to Brack enridge Park. Get out your bikes, fellow s! Drag ’em out of your cellais, sheds and garages. Oil ’em up. Polish ’em up. Pump up the tires. The San An tonio Light in conjunction with local bicycle dealers, is going to stage a so ciable bicycle ride and decorated wheel parade, the biggest stunt of its kind ever put on in this or any other city in this vicinity. Next Saturday is the day and 2 o’clock tbsrp is the time. The starting place will lie at Travis I’ark on the Pecan street side. The route of the parade will be short so the youngest rider in line will be in at the finish out in Brackenridge Puri. It’s Not a Race. It isn’t going to be n race, but it promises to be the biggest demonstration for the return of the bicycle to popular ity that you've ever seen. You don't have to be a small boy to get iu ft. either. Small boys arc welcome, and 80 era. Aad ...• are mother: l ahd fatnei* and grandmothers and grandfather*. If yon have the latest IUI2 mode! with a big bead light, rear danger sig nal. brakes and thin racing tires, bring it out. If you’ve got one of those old fashioned kind with the enormous front wheel and the little wheel behind you'll probably get a prixe. Plenty of Prizes. It’s going to be worth ynur while to decorate your wheel whether ysu arc in the kindergarten class with a three wheel velocipi-de or in the professional class with a machine that streaks along like a graybound. A feature prixe will be the Fan Antonio Light Silver Trophy Cap to be given to the school with the greatest number of riders iu line. Fred St. Qnge. probably the best known bicycle rider in this country, has come to San Antonio and started all of this, but there is a good reason aside front the parade idea. Mr. St. Onge represents the cycle trades of America and travels all over this coun try preaching the gospel of good cycling, educating young folks into the proper way to ride a bicycle for health and pleasure, giving demonstrations in cor rect cycling and talks on road deport ment. All these will be given at the end of the parade Saturday. St. Onge baa with him three bicycle*, one high wheel 37 years old. and today it is a decided novelty when seen in action. Monday, the local bike deniers gathered to welcome Mr St. Onge to San Aotn nio and to lay out tentative plaqs for the parade Saturday. Prize List Coniine Up. A prise list for the riders with the best decorated bicycles, comic make ups. old riders, young riders, boy scout* and lady riders mailing the neatest ap pearance while riding a bicycle will be announced in a few days. In the mean while. Mr. St. Onge will be busy about the city and probably will be seen at some of the schools during recess bonra to give talks on safety first principles. Souvenirs will be given to all rider* in the parade and it will be open to evegyonc with a wheel. Nothing will be sold and there i* no charge for any thing. Just get a bike ami ride it. is all that is netxmsary. Watch the San Antonio Light for the big bicycle news this week. 10,000 PANTS MISSING Chicago Police Look for Men Wearing Trousers and No Coats. Chicago. 111.. Jan. 9.—Chicago police have been looking for two months for 10,000 men wearing trousers and no coals. So far they have ben unsuccessful, but todoy they arrested Samuel Gins berg, dealer in tailor's trimmings, in ■onnection with the theft* of ap proximately 10.000 pairs of pants, val ued at $50,000 from a local manufac turer. Ginsberg, police say. . admitted he shipped 127 dozen pairs of the tniss ing trouser* to Marcus & Co., of Kan sas City, but contended he atxjuired them in a legitimate manner. The other 8500 pairs are still miss ing. SNOWSLIDE IS FATAL Oregon Woman and Two Ciildrmi Killed When Home Is Destroyed. Baker. Ore.. Jan. 9- — Mrs. Harry J Fisher and her two children, a boy. | aged 3 and a girl aged 9, were killed । by a snowslide which struck their | home in Mayflower guh-h. near Cornu-• coiiia last night, according to news re- j ccived here yesterday, . ... , To Lead Parade on High Wheel Fred St. Onge and his high wheel, cycle parade Saturday afternoon. The bicycles in all stages of their developmen modern racing models. LAUSANNE BREAK-UP WITHIN TEN DAYS IS ALMOST A CERTAINT} British-Tark War Seen Un less Constantinople Evacuated. By PAI L SCOIT MoYt ih.H Jpcclal Came to Tfeo Fan AVonto Ligh and tfep Ch»caco ©ally Newt. Copyright. IttX f Paris, Jan. 9.—lt is reported i: wall informed circles her* that th< laiusanne conference may adjourn in iefinitely within ten days. Some saj that war between Great Britain am rurkey will follow and other* that lh< British will evacuate Constantinople COOLER WEATHER DUE Frost Is Probable During Tuesday Night When Temperature Will Drop. Fair and colder weather is forecasted for San Antonio and the vicinity Tuesday night and Wednesday by Meteorologist J. H. Jarboe. Frost may be expected in the hills Wednes day morning and possibly in the city proper. Mr. Jarboe believes the mer cury will drop to 38 degrees. San Antonio missed opt altogether on the high winds which Monday swept the eastern slope of the Rockies and Tuesdav were blowing in the north eastern’ Mates. Moderate northerly winds are forecasted here in the next 24 hours. An area of high pressure, not very energetic, predominate* local weather condition*, bringing clear skies and cool temperatures. However, the feature of the weather map which ijrew the eye of the former and the business man ot the South west was the hint of a “low” comiug in through Lower California. If this develops, the drought through this sec tion has a very good chance of being broken. Tuesday morning, the chance for rain within a few days was con sidered just that—a chance. The big “low" which produced unusually high winds irr Colorado and Wyoming Monday in its ru»b east ward, was situated over the northeast early Tuesday. Winds were reported from 25 to 35 miles an hour, with scattering showers, notably at Wash ington. D. C-. and a generally cloudy condition in the east. The only winter weather in the t'nited States thnt deserved the name, was re|>orted from the St. Paul neigh borhood. where temperatures were under 20 degrees. Winnipeg. Canada, had 14 below at 7 o'clock. There was a little snow in Chicago bur it was melting with the mercury at 34. “Snapshot Sam” Pages Ten Persons If the following ten persons will come to the office of The Light they will be given a surprise. John M. Alexander, 121 S. San Marcos. George E. Baxter. 121 Hart. Ed Bricker, 115 Fair avenue. Mary Crawford, 208 W. Sheridan. Claude L. Drennon, 116 Diaz. George C. Holmgreen, 1824 W. Russell. Horace A. Kelton, 115 W. Locust. Mrs. M. Nolan, 102 Sharer. Catherine Smallwood, 119 Ira. P. A. Walls, 416 Devine. “Snapshot Sam” has been busy photographing the downtown crowds. In a few days a series of pictures will appear in this newspaper and some of the in the pictures will be awarded prizes. Read The Light daily for more particulars about “Snapshot Bam. 37 years 018. will lead The Light'* bi imrnde will be a regular pageant of it from St. Onge’s old-style wheel to the HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE DROPS CHARGES OF KELLER Daugherty Given Clean Rill by Investiga tion. ' WzMlihgtor.. Jan. 9.—Attorney Gen eral Dauglierty was given a clean bill of health today by the House Judiciary Commiitee which inve»tigatcd the im peachment charge* brought agninat him by Representative Keller, Republican, Minnesota. The resolution also proposed that the Judiciary committee be dlscarged from further consideration of tha Keller charges and the proposed impeachment of the attorney general and that the im peachment resolution introduced by the Minnesota representative be laid on the table. In a resolution which was adopted by a vote of twelve to two the committee said that on the evidence obtained it did not appear that there was any ground to believe that Mr. Daugherty had been guilty of any high erime or misdemeanor requiring the interposition of the impeachment power*of the House. BRITISH SEND TROOPS Re inforcements for Air and Artillery I nits Arrive In Constantinople. By the A»*oetnted rows. _ Constantinople. Jan. 9.-—British air and artillery re-inforcementa are re ported to have arrived here during Jhe past two days. Reliable source* es timate that the arrivals included an entire new brigade of artillery. .The report has not served, however, to quiet persistent rumors of an impending eva cuation. Foreign observers hare detected n continual inflowing of Kcmalist sol diers. dressed in citteens ck><her, who have been militarily equipnetl after their arrival. It is estimated that nu»re than 20,000 men are now in the city. Thore is a rumor of a revolution In Mosul. It could not be confirmed in any source. FAMILY IS POISONED R<tK«ialc Residents Taken 111 After Eating Salted Meats. Rockdale. Tex.. Jan. 9—Six person* are seriously ill here as the result of ptomaine poisoning caused from eating salted meats recently put down in a new tub. Mr*. Wentzel, mother of Wil Wentzel, is not expticted to recover. CLAIM HUGE LIQUOR PLOT UNCOVERED Ten Men Arrested and Two Others Sought by U. S. Marshal. PUT UNDER $2500 BOND Indictment Alleges Conspir acy to Handle Liquor in San Antonio. SPECIFY ALLEGED ACTS Complaint Sets Out Pur ported Criminal Dealings Over Long Period. Alleging a widespread conspiracy to handle great quantities of liquor iu San Antonio, an indictment returned by the federal grand jury charging 12 men of Bexar county with conspiracy to com mit an offense against the L’nited States government bns resulted In the arrest of 10 tlie 12. The other two arc still Those nnntteu, are: At Norton. Guy Chadwell. Verner Chadwell, Chris C. TegtelL Frank F. Fuller. K. Srhlmr. Ixhil* Sihteiaer, Ixvi Bt«ven», William Ervin and Emil Sibenhor Sr. Deputy United State* Marshal J. E. Bacon ha* been nt work on the con spiracy case since the indictment was rctnriKil last December. Considerable difficulty ha* been encountered by the deputy marshal in making the arrests. United States Commissioner R. L. Ed wards fixed the bond of eneh nt $2500 Tha indictment alleges the defend ants possessed grent quantities of liquor and thnt the liquor came from manv source* nnd that the conspiracy to handle liquor existwl from the last April up until November 1 when the alleged nctivities of the defendants were disrupted by n scries of raids nnd nr rest* by the San Antonio prohibition enforcement agents. Month* of Investigation. For several months preceding presentation of the case to the federal grand jury, prohibition agents have been working to connect the alleged separate activities of each of the de fendant* with the activities of the others. Several of the defendant* have been arraigned before the United State* commissioner for violations of the nationsl prohibition law* but no connaction lie tween these alleged separ ate violations was discovered, it Is said, until a few weeks before the federal grand jury met. The indictment makes the following allegations: That on July 1. Schreiner and Siben hor had possession of 3(X> pints of whiskey. That Al Norton, on August 21. con cealed 4(1 pints of liquor in a building on Grayson street. That Levi Stevens. September 4, hauled GOu pints of whiskey along North Hackberry atreet into San An tonio. . , • • That on September 2C>, Gur Chad well concealed pitcher of whiskey at a bar on North New Braunfels ave nue. That Verner Chadwell on September 28 served a glass of whiskey over the bar. That Al Norton caused one pint of whiskey to be concealed in a Grayson street building on October 13. ('barge Transportation of IJquor. That on November 1. a defendant who has not yet been placed under arrest hauled 20 gallon* of alcohol from a house on Grayson street to another building. That on November 1. Terrell. Fuller. Norton. Schleyer and a defendant not yet placed under arrest, concealed 20 gallons of alcohol and 500 pints of whiskey in a Grayson street cold drink stand. That on October 20. Norton employ ed an electrician to construct an elec trically operated door and false chim ney, space for the concealment of liquor. • That on October 1, Norton employed a carpenter to make certain alterations in- a North New Braunfels avenue building and on a Grayson street build- As to what is the connections be tween the eleven separate allegations made by the indictment.' that docu ment does not-indicate. Federal pro hibition agent* hare indicated that the connection between the alleg’d viola tion* of the national-prohibition laws will be brought out when the case comes up for trial. Two Defendant* Escape. Although the indictment wag return ed ln*t December it has been held in the vault of the clerk of the United States district court nntil Deputy Marshal Bacon could serve the capiases on a* the defendants named. Every (Continued on next page.) AGENT SAYS HE WILL CUT SAN ANTONIO'S LEGAL LIQUOR SUPPLY City Obtained 2400 Gallons Last Year; to Get Only 600 Gallons This Year. Prescription liquor for San Antonio during 1923 will be approximately one fourth of the amount allowctl during 1922, according to Permissive Agent Pfeffer who is making his temporary headquarters in Snn Antonio while checking the liquor handled by nine drug stores in San Antonio. Approximately 2400 gallons of whis key or only about one pint for every nine men, women and children iu San Antonio, was sold by drug stores on prescriptions during the last twelve months, Pfeffer .says. Although this is a comparatively small amount for a city the size of San An tonio yet it is claimed that the amount allowed for 1923 will not be in excess of (>OO gallons. There is no maximum nor miniuium amount al.owcd n durg store and the case of each store is con sidered separately when application for a permit is made. If, for Instance, a drug store applies for 100 gallons of whiskey, it is the duty of the permissive agent to investi gate the afore and determine whether the business is large enough to lead him to believe the liquor is being ordered to fill bona fide needs. If an agent believes the chief business of the store is the filling- of liquor prescriptions, it is left up to his own discretion to recqmmend the premit be granted. Wine for sacremental and other religious and ceremonial purposes is ordered directly from the distiller, Pfeffer said, and is not handled through the drug stores. There is not more than five gallons of wine fnr medical pnrpoae* HELD FOR ROBBERY Youth Denie* Participation In Daring Street far Hold Up. Mike Sanchez, n country youth, was ehargetl with robbery by firearms in an affidavit filed in Justice Ben S. Fisk's court Tuesday. Bail was fixed at $lOOO which was not furnished dur ing the forenoon after he waived pre liminary hearing. Sanches denies the charge. He was arrested iu connection with the dar ing hold-up of n street car and rob bery of A. W. Chamberlain, the con ductor in South San Antonio the night of December 29. While on West Houston street last Saturday night Sanchos was arrested nfter Chamberlain pointed him out to Patrolman Roberts. The prisoner was taken in charge by Detectives Mc- Murray and Norton. Chamberlain when asked about the case at head quarter* positively identified the pris oner, detective* say. as one of the two men who covered him with pistols anti robbed him. TRAIN STRIKES TRUCK Driver Hurl'd From Seat and Narrowly Escape* Death. Allison Gasporn. 35. 918 East Myr tle street, escaped being crushed to death when an I. A G. N. freight train, known as "Extra No. 499.” crashed into a seven-ton motor truck at 10:10 Tues day morning at tbe West Ashby street grade crossing. Gasporn was hurled from bis seat at the steering wheel of the truck, sus taining severe but not fatal injuries. The truck wa« rolled ahead of the lo comotive for 500 feet, a* measured by the police, before the engine wa» halted. The truck, owned by the Uvalde Rock Asphalt Company, was badly damaged and, police report, railroad tie* along the track Acre torn up and broken from tbe point of contact to the baiting spot. Gnsporn was taken to the Santa Rosa Hospital in the police ambulance. The train consisted of a locomotive and caboose and was northbound. It was in charge of Engineer G. E. Wor ley and Contluctor J. W. Boyd. French Army Short on Ready Maney Paris, Jan. 9.—Tbe French nrmy has had. temporarily, to stop promoting pri vates to the rank of corporal because it lacks money with which to meet the increased pay for corporals. Index to Advertisers Index to principal advert inns in today Llfht. for guidance of eboppero; Adverfioer— Tage Alamo Foods Co. Amusement* /.... Banka. Insuranqj, Investments,,.. Blum Co.. Emil Classified and Real Estate 18-1 J Cloonan A Osborn -* Dollinger's. Inc. ...\ Federal Baker* Fomby Clothing Co. ‘ Fox co n Frank Bros. - Frost Bros. Co. Hertsbers Jewelry Co Jofko Bros Co 8 >-10-1- K/A M. Shoe Store * Kinx Furniture Co. Pepsodont Co.. The < Postnm Cereal Co. iGrape-Nuta) • Quonx Fat Grocery Co » Railroad Lines Roev Ootica! Co. H. G. ......... Richter** Bakery Roos Co M. J. g. A. Printing as. Union Painless Dentists Vague The Washer Bros. Co. .......... •• -• 11-1 ♦ WMte Cleaning < Dyelne Co. E.Y. Weiff 4k Mara CO. * Wolfson VW Goods Co., 1nc.....« HOME EDITION TWO CFIMTR p " c °p* ,n elt r vtctnttg A vr V3-IIX A U rlv , cenl> on tr.ina , n q KLANSMAN TELLS DE BLACK HOOD Charter Member Describes Super-government in Morehouse. CLEANED UP ARKANSAS Told to Flog Men —Made Captain With McKoin an Assistant. GIRL WAS KIDNAPED Says Sheriff, Grand Jury and Parish Officials Joined Klan. Mer Rouge. I-a.. Jan. an anonymous telephone message that an attempt might be made to kidnap Addie May Hamilton, pros pective witness, several men stood guard today at the Hamilton home near Mer Rouge and later two sol diers were assigned to guard duty dtn that section. Tbe anonymoojL , telephone message was received 4t | Um headquarters of Department of Justice agents tlirccting the assetn | blmg of evidence in the inquiry. ■ Miss Hamilton is ex|>ected to tes tify that certain Morehouse parish men h"4 some months ago forced ' her to leave the parish. Bastrop, Ixi . Jan. 9.—J. T. Norse* worthy, who declared himself a charter member of the Morehouse parish organi zation of the Ku Klux Klan, asserted on the witness stand at the open hear ing today on the masked band depreda tions in Morehouse, that tbe black mask was used by members of the More house klan when they set on marauding raids nt night. "When the klan went out on raiding trips they wore the black masks, but when they met in the lodge room* Jbey wore the white one*." Noraewsrth/ told Attorney General Coco who was con ducting tbe examination. “Who was the leader of the khlu. the grand eyelops, or whatever they called him?” asked Mr. Coco. "Captain Skipwitb, we called him, the president.” "He was the king of this community of the parish. His .word was linal. was it not?” asl.d the attorney gen eral. this con- "Yes. sir.' “What was the result of all raiding? Wasn’t the parish being trolled by a super-governmentl" “It caused al! kinds of trouble. The people were nil torn up. It wasn't what we called invisible government, bnt it sure was a change in govern* ment." “As a mutter of fact. Captain Skip with told us that if. the grand jury which was in session failed to bring about indictments. wb would, meaning the klan. After I got out of the Mun they sent me with a bunch of men to the Arkansas line. I had orders to flog those men nnd tell them to cross the line nnd afry across. "They did not know yon bad quit them?" “I reckoned not." As to .the inner workings of the klan, the witness claimed that he was made a ( captain by Skipwitb. ami Dr. McKoin was likewise honored, but that Dr. McKoin was his assistant. "Why did you quit the klan? Was it because they wore black masks?" ♦ Yes, sir, but I did not like any part of it." “You mean the vigilantes." “Yes." Sent Scouts Out. “Ob. they .went around in the conn* try and scouted up stuff and reported to us what was going on." "Weren’t men ordered to leave their homes, weren't others told to dean ui> their household?" . "Yes. sir." . . “Weren’t these orders execute! by direction of the president. Captain Skip* with?” “Yes, sir." "Wasn’t all this canard hy parish of* fidaN not enforcing the law?" “ Yes, air." “As a matter of fact, the sheriff and other officials of this parish are mem* bers of the klan?" “ Vos, str." “Even members of the grand jury then in session were members wrr< thev not?" “Yea. e»r." flirt Wa« Kidnaped. “I think this investigation has the support of the bett*r element of the Ku King Klan." safe! Mr. Coco. "1 would not hesitate to try this ease by a jury Caused Lots of Trouble. on page)