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french Confiscate Bank Deposits, Mines and Customs in the Ruhr
-edit Institutions in Oc
cupied Region
itcmobiles of Frenzied De
positors Are Cap
mers Arrested; Fright
ened Workers Threat
en to Quit.
I By the Associated Press.
I French threats to enforce repara
lons payments by confiscations were
pride good today by the seizure of
everal state mines in the Ruhr val
kv and various iciclisbank branches.
। Mine managers and directors were
rrested in some cases. Miners in
onie of the seized pits threatened
» qu't if the French entered.
Adi ;i«mal German resistance to
k yw'i efforts to ship coat develop-
hi a the refusal of the Essen dis
trict railway administration to dis-
Fateh coal trains.
I Orders for a strike of all the
Freight railway men in the Ruhr
rere received from Berlin and a gen-
Iral strike of these employes was
kpectcd before night.
[ Reichsbank branches in various
tarts of the Ruhr ’and the Rhinc
■nd were seized by the French, who
llaim the Germans were attempting
h remove their funds to unoccupied
[ The French carried out their nn
lounced intention to take over the
ustoms districts of the Rhineland,
[hey took possession of the customs
nd coal tax funds. The state for
sts also were seized.
| Reports of possible mediation be
kvecu the allies and Germany by the
ague of nations were discounted in
faris. where it is said the French
bel they cannot consent to such a
[top until the result of the oceu
ation become apparent.
I By the Associated Press.
Ixmuon. Jan. 1».—All the German
hitch banks, credit institutions and
k collectors’ offices in the old and
Lily occupied territory of the Rhine-
L] have been confiscated by the
ench authorities.
By the Associated Press.
buss&iorf, Jan. I».—The French au
pities today appropriated the money
[the Dusseldorf branch of the Reiebs
hik. They also rounded up the auto
[biles of frenzied depositors who hud
Lio to the bank to draw money from
L institution. They retained posses
n of the cars. A demand was made
I the occupation authorities for a de
ll of 40 police to close the streets ad
[ning the bank, but -the municipality
fused to supply the men.
pin the banking institutions in Dus
pWf. both private nnd state, closed
s afternoon, claiming to be unable
carry on business, owing to the sciz
■ by the French of the local branch
the Reichsbank, thus shutting off the
nply of marks. The economic life of
[ city is :ft a standstill.
[The shortage of paper marks h*as
lehed a critical stage. ’ The banks
L refusing to give marks in exchange
amounts of more tfian 100 francs,
e dollars, or one pound sterling to a
The confiscation of the bank's funds
[the French was carried out after the
inch had attempted to close and re
ive its funds into the interior of Ger
ny. according to the French officials,
e French interfered, took the entire
asury of the bank into their posees
n and placed soldiers on guard over
I premises.
h similar attempt to remove the Dort
[nd branch of the Reichsbank was
Bed by the occupy ing troops.
I By tile Associated Press.
■ oblcnz. Jan. ID.—Five French chief
[pectors took over the customs dis
[is of the Rhineland today, making
complete ring around the territory
|c inspectors at the same time seized
[ customs funds for forests and eoal
By the Associated Press.
Recklinghausen. Jan. tC.—French
[ops today took possession of four
[e ovens belonging to the govern
[nt. and arrested the director. Herr
[ehestine, who refused to hand over
[ records.
— . •
I*'* the Associated Press.
Bingen. Jan. 19.—The state (
(Continued on next page.)
Number of City Employes
and Officers Subpoenaed
to Appear.
Investigation into the alleged collec
tion of money from employes and day
laborers in the street department will
be resumed by the Bexar county grand
jury when it convenes again Monday
morning- This wag indicated Friday
when grand jury bailiffs appeared at
the city hall, armed with subpoenas for
a large number of foremen and em
ployes of the department of Commission
er William O. Rieden.
City Engineer D. D. Harrigan and
Street Foreman Jim Hughes are known
to have appeared before the grand jury
Thursday morning, in answer to sub
poenas sent out by that inquisitorial
body. While neither would discussYhe
substance of their testimony, having
been bound by oath not to reveal it, it
is generally considered at the city hull
that it had to do with the collection
of funds for the “Rieden for Re-elec
tion Club,” which is said to have been
organized to foster the campaign of
Commissioner Rieden for re-election.
The street commissioner has repeatedly
denied an.v knowledge of the existence
of such a club, but in a letter sent out
Wednesday instructed all foremen if
they had collected such funds to re
turn the money to the employes.
It is understood at the city hall that
the grand jury expects to make a thor
ough probe of the alleged collection of
funds, also of a report that the city
engineer has information leading him to
believe that there is a shortage in the
fund It is likely that several other
city officials will be called before the
grand jury to tell what they know in
the matter.
Mercury To Remain In the Fifties and
Winds To Be Moderate,
There will be little change in San
Antonio weather conditions Friday
night and Saturday, Meteorologist J. IL
Jarboe's forecast indicating partly
cloudy skies and a tendency of the
mercury to haunt its summer play
grounds and drop not lower than a
point between 53 nnd 5!) degrees. The
winds will be light to moderate and
There was little action oh Friday's
weather map. Much of the country
east of the Rockies was cloudy and
there worn scattering showers, includ
ing a continuation of rain at Shreve
A large high barometer area, of mod
erate intensity, slowly drifting east
ward, sent the mercury down to 20 be
low in Canada and the tube showed
only two degrees above in St. Paul and
22 in Chicago at 7 o'clock but tin's
"high” was travelling in too northerly
a path to affect much of the territory
to the south of it.
A "high” coming in over the Pacific
Coast brought somewhat colder weath
er to the northwest, but it is of only
moderate intensity.
Jacksonville. Fla., had its daily frost
Friday morning. The lowest tempera
ture in San Antonio was 54.
Suction into the departing low
area passing out into the Atlantic
provided New York with a contimA
tion of high winds, 36 miles being
recorded early Friday.
Boys cf 19 Sentenced-
St. Joseph. Mo.. Jan. 19.—Following
conviction by a jury here last night.
Judge IV. IE Utz sentenced Alvin
Clark. Eastman. Mo., and William
Kramer. Sacramento, Cal., both 19
years old, charged with wrecking a Chi
cago, Burlington & Quincy passenger
train near here, December 12, to ten
years’ imprisonment.
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9 p. m 09 9 a. in St
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12 midnight... .64 12 noon ...67
JAN. 19— 1 p. 71
1 a. tn S 3 2 p. m 73
San Antonio and vicinity: Friday night
and Saturday, partly cloudy to cloudy;
minimum temperature, 53 to 59; light to
moderate souttieriy'w-inda.
East Teana; Partly cloudy to cloudy.
West Texas: Generally fair; warmer in
the Panhandle Friday night.
St. T«uis: Temperature, 34; partly
cloudy; 10-nilic wind from the south; low
est temperature in laat 24 hours. 34;
highest. 92.
Chicago: Temperature. 22: partly cloudy;
10-milo wind from the north; lowest tem
perature in last 24 hours. 20; highest. 48.
Kansas City: Temperature. 40; partly
cloudy; 12-mile wind from the couth; low
est temperature tn last 24 hours. 38; high
est. 56.
New York: Temperature, 38; cloudy! 36-
mile wind from the northwest; lowest
temperature in last 24 hours. 36; highest,
$5«-5O - , (urei 4J . cloady;
«• w. . northwest lowest
vemper&turs la K-v SI hours, 41; highest.
Officers Seek to Establish
Identity of Mur
dered Man.
Seek Woman Whom Offi
cers Believe Can Estab
lish Identity.
Search for a young girl who i be
lieved ko have been the sweetheart of a
maq about 25 years old, whose body was
found in a strawstack near Golden
City, Mo„ on January 6, and is be
lieved to have been formerly from San
Antonio, was begun by Deputy Sheriff
John Subira Friday morning. A Mexi
can woman who was formerly a neigh
bor of the girl sought, the deputy sher
iff said, recognized the picture of tbe
dead man as that of a young man who
frequently called on this girl. Officers
expect to locate the young woman some
time Friday afternoon.
Information concerning the murder
of the man came to the Bexar county
sheriff's office through a letter ad
dressed to the National Rank of Com
merce. The communication wag from
Arthur Farr, a real estate man of Gol
den City. Mr. Farr expressed the be
lief that the dead man, whose skull had
been crushed, might be Joe Karan. Re
ports to the sheriff's office Friday, how
ever, were that Karan, who formerly
was in Sim Antonio, is still glhe.
Belief that the man might have been
from San Antonio was caused by the
fact that he is said to have bad an ac
cident near Mt. Vernon. Mo., about
Christmas nnd to have wired a bank
here for funds to pay for the damage he
had done to another car. Mr. Farr
stated that he had been in the company
of two other men, traveling in a Ford
Officials at the bank, however, had
no knowledge of a man answering the
description of the dead man as having
been a depositor at the hank so the let
tc. was turned over to tbe sheriff's of
fice and the investigation begun.
The letter from the real estate man
at Golden City which furni«hed Bexar
county officers tbe clue upon which
they are working, was dated January
12. and reads in part as follows:
“We found an unidentified stranger
murdered near Golden City the morn
ing of January 6, nnd we are inclined
to think he is a man by the name of
Joe Karan, who is a depositor in your
bank and who wired to you for funds
from Mount Vernon, Mo., about Christ
mas, last.
Traveling With Two Others.
“At that time this man was travel
ing over the country in an old Ford
touring car in company with two other
men. He ran into another car and
caused about $56 damage. The three
didn’t have that much so he wired your
bank for funds. It looks like his two
companions might have made away with
“I am writing this in the hope that
you can get me in touch with bis rela
tives or friends- I should like also to
know the names .of the two parties
with hint as if he is the party we
found they undoubtedly know how be
came there.
“I am enclosing two photographs and
a description and would appreciate an
early reply.”
Found in Strawstack.
In a postscript Mr. Farr says that
the "car these men were traveling in
bore a Texas license. It is out of the
ordinary. It is described as an old
Ford touring car with some kind of an
extension in the rear and a bow and
sheet ton.”
The description furnished says tbe
man is 5 feet 6, weighs 135 pounds, ap
parently 25 years old, blue or grey eyes,
‘dark hair, almost black, inclined to
wave, cut long, small scar on left lip,
one gold crown on lower tooth, one sil
ver filling upper, both on left side, had
been operated on for appendicitis. The
man had small hands, well cared for,
prominent nose, thick lips. large mouth
nnd was evidently an Italian, Greek or
“He was found.” the letter says,
“concealed in a strawstack near Golden
City, without clothing or any means of
identification. He had been beaten to
death with a blunt instrument and tbe
body thrown in the strawstack where it
was found accidentally soon after the
English Sleuth’s Pocketbook Recovered
From Under Pillow.
Newport News. Va., Jan. 19.—A
hotel clerk here today held the solu
tion of a mystery presented yester
day by Sir Basil Thomson, former chief
of Scotland Yard.
“I tell you. sir,” exclaimed Sir Basil
as he hastened for his train, ’’my pocket
book is gone; and I tell you there hasn't
been a soul in my room but myself I”
A maid found the pocketbook hidden
beneath tbe pillow on the bed used by
Sir Basil.
World’s Greatest Self-Made Boy
At the age of eight, Jackie Coogan, boy film star, is reported to have
turned down a contract which would have assured him $1,506,000 a year for
several years. The reason : Someone else has offered him more I Young Coogan
today is worth nearly $2,000,000 andMtas aa oil well that nets him nearly $4OOO
a day. Still he's a regnlar boy, say his parents.
Belief That Visit Concerned
British Debts Empha
sized by Departure.
Washington, D. C., Jan. 19—Ambas
sador Harvey, who hat been a guest
at the White House since January 2,
left late last night for New York. Al-,
though no definite statement was made,
it was indicated that he might return to,
Washington some time next week before
leaving for bis London post.
The departure, of Mr. Harvey coin
cides with that of the British debt
commission which left Washington dur
ing the day, adding emphasis to the be
lief that the ambassador's visit to
Washington was occasioned primarily
by the debt discussions. During his
stay here, however, he has discussed
European questions with Secretary
Hughes and members of the Senate for
eign relations committee, while his ad
vieer is understood to have been valued
by President Harding in connection
with tho European reparations compli
Convicted Murderess Will Take Up
Prison Reform Work.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 19.—Grace Lusk,
former Waugcsha. Wis., school teacher,
| freed from prison by a condition#! par
i doh, today made plans for the future,
| expressing a determination to enter
prison reform work.
Miss Lusk was convicted of second de
gree murder in 1918 and sentenced to
nineteen years in prison for the killing
of Mrs. David Roberts, wife of a Wauke
sha doctor, with whom she was said
to be in love.
The pardon conditionally ending Miss
Lusk's servitude was granted by Gov
ernor John J. Rlaif, that she might
regain her health, said to have been
broken by prison confinement. At
present Miss Lusk is being treated in
a private sanitarium where she was
removed in 1921.
Miss Lusk was said to be planning to
leave the sanitarium within a few
days. *
A complete metropolitan newspaper with all the news,
the Best of feature articles, a strong editorial page, care
fully chosen cartoons and art work, a complete market
review and many other departments and features of in-
I terest to every member of the family.
Its uniform merit has made it the favorite in San
Antonio and Southwest Texas. Its clean, well edited col
umns make it welcome in the home and every member of
the family finds enjoyment and instruction in its read
ing. Sunday and every day The Light is the newspaper
you will enjoy.
Refinery Employe in Criti
cal Condition as Re
sult of Fall.
Fort Worth. Tex.. Jan. 19.—Lester
B. Woods fell in a tank of boiling wa
ter nt a refinery between Mineral Wells
and Brazos late yesterday and today is
in a critical condition in a Mineral
Wells hospital.
He was able to swim for two or three
minutes, giving other employes time to
fish hi.u out.
Convicted Here in 1920 for
Murder of Will Camp
Near Terrell Wells.
■ “Evans Dunlap convicted in Bexar
county. March 19, 1920, serving lite
term, escaped today.”
• This is the message contained in a
telegram which reached detective head
quarters late Thursday night. It
bore the signature of Johu L. Dibrcll,
record derk at the Huntsville peniten
. Dunlap referred to in the telegram
was convicted by « jury in the Thirty
seventh ' District Court, on an indict
ment charging him with the slaying of
Will Camp, a youthful San Antonian,
in the latter part of 11)19. Camp was
shot and instantly killed a short time
after he had been called from bis home
in the southern part of the city by
n • telephone message. He was shot
down as he neared the Terrell Wells,
a short distance from his home. Offi
cers claim relations between the two
men hail been strained for some time
prior to the tragedy.
Kaiser's Yacht a Trade Ship.
London, Jan. 19.—The Hohcnkollern.
once the palatial pleasure yacht of the
former German emperor, is being fitted
out as a trade ship by the German gov
ernment. It will be sent on a cruise
to the British dominions.
Officers Believe Solomon
Jorge and Youthful Com
panion Murdered.
Check for $lBO, Payable
to Peddler, Cashed
by Man Held.
A blood-soaked khaki shirt, positively
identified as having belonged to a four
tcen-ycar-old Mexican youth who was
with Solomon Jorge when he was last
seen, n tattered coat, also belonging to
the youth and an overcoat said to have
belonged to the missing mnn, found at
a lonely spot on the Frio river between
Cotulla and Pleasanton, convinced
Bexar county officers Friday that the
Assyrian peddler who has been missing
for more than three weeks has been
murdered. These garments and portions
of a blanket were found by K. Yninan,
friend of the missing man. who is in
vestigating the case as a special deputy
appointed by Sheriff John W. Tobin.
Yamnn made the gruesome discovery
Inte Thursday while on his way from
Cotulla to Pleasanton in search of n
third man who is suspected to have
had knowledge of the whereabout* of
Jorge. The clothing was found in a
thicket. Search of the brush in the
vicinity of tho find failed to disclose
the body of Jorge or that of the Mex
ican youth, but officers expect to re
turn to Mie scene early Saturday morn
ing and are confident that both bodies
will be found.
Held Man in Jail Here.
One man. taken into custody by Ta
man at Pleasanton late Thursday is
now in th® Bexnr county jail. Ho was
questioned closely by Sheriff Tobin.
Chief Deputy Alphonso Newton and
Deputy John Subira Friday morning,
but disclaimed nuy knowledge of Jorge's
whereabouts. He ; dmitted, however, of
ficers say, that it was he who cashed «
check for $lBO. belonging to the miss
ing man. Officers expected to question
this man further Friday afternoon and
expressed the belief that he may disclose
information which may lend to a solu
tion of the mystery. This man also will
be taken by Deputy Sheriff John Su
bira to the spot where the blood-Maked
clothing was discovered, in an effort
to hare him point out where the bodies
of the man and boy were concealed.
One Horse Is Found
Another important development in
the mystery Friday morning was a re
port from the deputy sheriff of LaSalle
county that a horse belonging to the'
missing man and one'of a team he drove
to his peddler's wagon, had been found
near Millett. The h'-rse, the officer
s. id. was running at large. Search has
now been instituted for the other horse
and the man's wagon.
The man taken into custody at Pleas
anton Thursday and now held in the
Bexar county jail is said to be the
brother of a man arrested at Cotulla.
One man taken into custody in San
Antonio Wednesday in the belief that
he has knowledge of the whereabouts of
Jorge, has been relea'-ed.
Three Endorsed Checks.
The $lBO check which has figured so
prominently in the investigation of
Jorge's disappearance is a cashier's
check drawn on the First National
Bank nt Pleasanton. It is said to have
been in payment of goods purchased
from Jorge by a merchant there. Tbe
check bears the endorsements of throe
men, nniong them being tbe two broth
ers who arc held. It was cashed nt
Cotulln. Officers also are in posses
si.it of a letter which was written to
the merchant at Pleasanton, requesting
that the money be sent. The Wtcr. of
ficers s«y. was post-dated and is evi
dently not in the handwriting of the
missing man.
Although Jorge had not been reported
missing hut about three weeks. Deputy
Sheriff Subira exnressc l the belief Fri
day that he has been dead longer than
that. The condition of the clothing
found, he said, would indicate that it
hnd lain on tbe ground for s.me time.
The fact that the two coats were bndly
torn, officers say, would indicate that
there was cither a hard struggle or that
coyotes or other wild animals have
found them. The khaki shirt, although
almost intact, is stained over the entire
hack nnd officers believe that the stains
ar blood. Smaller stains on parts of
the two coats officers also believe are
blood stains.
The shirt nnd coat were identified at
the sheriff’s office Fridaj- morning by
the father of the boy who was a con
stant companion of Jorge on his ped
dling trips. Yaman identified the over
coat as that which had been worn by
Jorge when fast seen. Laman was a
close friend of tbe missing man and
expressed a determination Friday to
continue bis investigation of the case
until the man an', boy. or the bodies
of the two are found. Mr. Yaman is
strongly of the opinion, however, that
a search of the brush in the vicinity of
where he found the r’athim, will reveal
the bodies of the two men. If they
are not found there be sajs, he expects
to find them sunk in the Frio river
Intense Excitement Prevails in Crowded
Courtroom When Jury Is Summoned
Shortly Before 2 O’Clock, But No
Demonstration Staged — Verdict of
Not Guilty Probably Means That
Prosecution Against 200 Other Men
Indicted Will Be Dropped.
Marion, 111., Jan. 19.— A1l five defendants in the Herrin
riot trials were acquitted today shortly before 2 o’clock when
the jury announced its verdict after about 30 hours of de
liberation. They were found not guilty of murder.
The jury was called before Judge D. T. Hartwell at
1:30. The court room filled rapidly. There was some delay
while attorneys and defendants were summoned.
The verdict probably means that state’s attorneys will
abandon any contemplated fight against the remainder of
those indicted in connection with the Herrin mine riot, num
bering about 200.
The verdicts were read in the following order:
Leva Mann. Joe Carnaghi, Peter Hiller, Burt Grace and
All of them are union miners except Peter Hiller who
taxi driver. The court room was crowded when the ver
was read but there was no sign of a demonstration of
is a
James Weaver, one
teen and twenty ballots
Thr 'hich
ue jury, wi . retired at 11:15 o’clock yesterday morn
ing deliberated for 27 hours before arriving at its decisions.
The crowd pouring from the court room after the ver
dicts were read quickly filled the square, but there was no
sign of any demonstration. Many persons gathered about
the jurors to congratulate them while the defendants hur
ried to their homes.
Showman Hit by Automobile in Down*
town District Thursday Night.
William Duffy. 55, member of the
Wortham Carnival force, died at Rob
ert B. Green Hospital at 2 p. m. Fri
day of injuries received Thursday night
when hit by an automobile at West
Houston and Soledad.
Cabaret Friday Night and Opera Sat
urday and Sunday Afternoons.
The Vienna Opera Companj’ will ap
pear in a frolic or cabaret performance
for music lovers at Casino Hall at 8:15
Friday night. Between numbers of the
program there will be dancing.
Index to Advertisers
to principal advertising In today'*
Light, for guidance of shoppers:
Advertiser — Page
Alamo Foods Co. 17
American Magazine
Banks, Insurance. Investments.. 2a
Barkin A Schilling 23
Beacon Shoe Co 18
Boston Shoe Store 19
Chew On Grocery Co 11
Classified and Beal Estate 26, 27
('loonan A Osborn 28
Crockett Automobile Co 13
Dalkowitz Bros. Co. 8
Federal Bakeries 20
Font by < nothing Co
Frank Bro*
Franklin Bros. 28
Frost Bros. Co 5
Goggan A Bros.. Thon 18
Good Housekeeping Magazine.... 5
Guarantee Shoe Co 21
Hertzberg Jewelry Co 9
Hoyle A Barick 13
Hull Bros. Trunk Factory 27
Irish. B. G 10
Jacobs-Mazur Co. !»
J oaks Bros. Co. 8,15.1*
Kaufman Dry Goods- Co 11
K AM Shoe Store It
Kline. M It
King's Food Products Co
Ln Mode Millinery 7
Light’s Guaranteed Pure Food
Pages 16, 17
Lurie A Hollman 14
Maison Maurice 19
Packing Moose Marketa 21
Plggly Wiggly. Inc 13
Quong Fat Grocery Co. 9
Rce s Optical Co.. H. C. 28
S. A. Loan A Trust 12
S. A. Retail Credit Men's Assn... 20
Steamahin Lines 25,
Victory-Wilson. Inc. 27
Vogu*. The 2. 15
Washer Bros. Co 9, 15,22
White Cleaning A Dyeing Co.
E. Y It
Williams. John
Wolff A Marx Co. 4. 15
Wolfson Dry Goods Co., Ine. ....
TWO PRMTR per Copy * n and rtcfnltf
A IV v/ XkJ Viva cents on trains and elaawheig
of the jurors, said that between fif
were taken before the verdict was
Sues for $55,000 Damages
After Alleged Assault
to Murder.
Fort Worth, Tex., Jan. 19.—F. J.
Knoble was granted an injunction Fri
day restraining three of his children
from molesting or interfering with him
or mistreating him or coming about his
The three against whom the Injunc
tion was directed in the Seventeenth
district court are F. J. Knoble Jr., Miss
Orline Knoble and Mrs. Ethel Alice
I-urns. The children face charges of
assault to murder on their father as a
result of a whipping given him Wed
The father also filed suit for $55,000
Failure to Understand Eng
lish Cost Foreigners
Their Lives.
St. Louis, Jan. t9.—Police today at
tribute! the deaths of Sam Sokolik,
50 years old. and bis sot*. Julius, 17,
who were shot to death by a pair of
youthful by night, to their in
ability to uincrXand English.
The bandits commanded the son and
f ‘her, who operate*’ a Kosher meat
market, to “atick ’em up” while they
were counting the day’s recr »•». nt
they did not tind'crstsnd and hesitated,
the police said. Thinking ‘‘e men wera
resisting, tbe bandits opened fire. >•
tally wounding them. .Tbe laiuily re
cently came from Kuasian Poland.

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