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OL. XLIII—NO. 24.
AN ANTONIO MAN KILLED AT CROSSING priminally Insane Patient From San Antonio Escapes From Guard LUNATIC WHO ASSAULTED WOMAN HERE BREAKS FROM GUARDS AT KANSAS CITY Was Being Taken to Insane Hospital in Illinois— Escapes From Experienced i Picked Men—Assault on Woman f Made After He Had Kidnaped Her. i Had Escaped From Station Hos pital—Returned With Stolen Car. r Frank Leroy Wheelus, Veteran Bureau patient de- criminally insane by a Bexar County Insanity com 'jiission after having assaulted Mrs. Lillian ferry in San rcntonio on the night of January 21, escaped his guaid Sunday night in Kansas City while being taken tv an in sane asylum in Illinois. >! The insane man’s attack on Mrs. Terry, according to r tr story to the police, created a sensation in San Antonio £ the time. She was kidnaped, she told thb police, at the oint of a gun on a down-town street and assaulted after eing driven to a secluded section of the city. The man 'as arrested after Mrs. Terry had telephoned her story > police headquarters. When the assault was committed against Mrs. Terry, Zheelus had been missing from the station hospital, Fort am Houston, for several days. He was a Veteran Bureau atient confined there, and managed to escape and made is way to his home in Austin. In Austin he stole his pother’s automobile and drove it back to San Antonio here he held up and assaul Following l>is arraignment before idge Augustus McCloskey, Wheelus as declared criminally insane. By der of Veteran Bureau authorities San Antonio, he was to be taken an insane asylum in Illinois. No details as to how the man eaped his guard in Kansas City •ere made known here Monday. He las in custody of three guards who Jere said to be picked men. I Wheelus’ case was said to be a ,kculiar one. At times he would be j his right mind, and during those Jells he is said to be more intelligent |an the average man Brazilian state TROOPS SUFFER IN CLASH WITH REBELS 00 Casualties Among Gov ernment Forces After I Revolutionary Battle. । By the Associated Press. Buenos Aires, Feb. 12.—An en- Lunter between state troops and Ibels in the Brazilian state of Bin [rande do Sul is reported here in [spatebes from Porto Alegre. Brazil. Bie government forces are reported to arc suffered 200 casualties, while le rebel losses are not reported. The Lgagement took place at Nonnobay. I For nearlr a month press dispatches pm X'ontevideo and Buenos Aires nve reported an incipient rebellion | Rio Grande do Sul. The trouble the outgrowth of opposition to Gov rnor de Medeiros, whose recent re* eetion is declared by the rebels to pre been illegal. WORKMEN ARE HELD mplo.ies on Old Gogfan Building Arrested. Two contractors and eleven work en engaged in remodeling the old oggan building on Houston street, ere arrested by police Monday morn g and booked on charges of work g without a permit. The arrests ew out of .attempts by the city to •esent the rebuilding of the front of e Goggin structure until its owners ive moved back to a new sidewalk The original permit issued by the ty building inspector was declared nd and the city attorney authorized take the necessary steps to stop ork on the building. Negotiations ‘tween the owners of the building id the city commission in an nt* mpt to reach an agreement in the atter failed and the city is now nt mptin; to prevent this work in the urts. Indian Fighter Dies. Detodt. Mich.. Feb. 12.—C01. Steph i Y. Seaburn. 65. Indian fighter, who cured in many exciting exploits on kstern plains under Mdek Lister and Cook, died list night at Is home here. THESAN ANTONIO LIGHT * \ * ;ed the unfortunate woman. FAMILY OF SIX IS ASPHYXIATED WHEN GAS MAIN BREAKS Struggle to Reach Fresh Air Told by Position of Bodies. Pitman, N. J.. Feh. 12.—A family of six were asphyxiated and a dozen other persons were overcome early today by gas escaping from a broken main in this city. The dead are: P. Pucci, a shoemaker, with a shop and residence on Broadway, near Arbutus street; his wife, and four children, ranging in ages from 4 to 20 years. Of those overcome, the most criti cal is Daniel S. Blackman, a broker, with an office in Philadelphia. From the position of the bodies, it was evident to the police that some members of the Pucci family had made efforts to reach fresh air. THE WEATHER TKMPEKATI RES. FEB. 11— 2 p. m.. 48 2 a. in 4 p. m 52 4 a. m 11 3 p. in 49 3 a. m B 5 p. 53 5 a. m 4! 6 p. ni.... ....53 6 a. m 5< 7 p. m 53 7 a. ;n........5' S p. in 51 8 a. in 5 9 p. ni 51 9 a. m 51 10 p. in 61 10 a. m........5< 11 p. in 50 11 a. in 6! 12 midnight.... 19 12 noon 51 FEB. 12— 1 r- ni * 1 a. ni 48 2 p. ni G: WEATHER. Sen Antonio and vicinity: Monday night and Tuesday. cloudy; somewhat warmer Monday night; minimum temper ature, 58 to 62; moderate to fresh aouth trly winds. Texas: Cloudy: prot.ibly rain in northeast portion; somewhat wanner Monday night; co! ter I*, northwest por tion lucaday afternoon. West Texas: Partly cloudy; wanner In southeat portion Monday n.'gbt; col lar io north portion Tuesday. HOME WEATHER FOR TOI RISTS. St. Ixmta: Temperature. 30; raining; 18-rnile wind from the south; lowest temperature in last 24 hours, 24; high cat, 30. Chicago: Temperature. 26; cloudy; 14- mile wind from the southeast; lowest temperature in last 21 hours, 24; highest, 28. Kansas City: Temperature. 40; cloudy; 10-mile wind from the aouth; lowest tem perature in last 24 hours. 32; highest. 40. Mew York: Temperature, 28; cloudy; 10-niile wind from the northeast; lowest temperature In last 24 hours, 22; high est. 34. Wa»hin&ton: Temperature, 28; clear: 6-mile wind from the northeast; lowest in last 24 hours, 26; high est, 42. IIINCOLfJiS PRAISED ON ANNIVERSARY Eulogized as One of Two Greatest Champions of Democracy. PERICLES THE OTHER Survivor of Anne Rutledge, His Sweetheart, Is Dying. Petersburg, 111., Feb. 12. — Mrs. Jane Rutledge. SO. one of the few sur viving relatives of Anne Rutledge, the sweetheart of Abraham Lincoln, is at the point of death at her home here, and is not expected to live through out the day, Lincoln's anniversary. Her stories of her kinswoman keep the tale of Lincoln’s romance always fresh, her friends said of her today. She was the youngest of a family of thirteen. By the Associated Press. Chicago, Feb. 12.—Abraham Lin coln and Pericles were linked as the “greatest champions of democracy the world has ever known,” by I'. S. Lambros, publisher of the Greek Star, of Chicago, in an address prepared for delivery today at the Hamilton Club's observance of the anniversary of the birth of the emancipator. He took as his subject, “Pericles’ funeral ora tion and Lincoln's Gettysburg ad dress, the world's most notable lamen tations.” Mr. Lambros believes he is the first in America to make a comparative study of Lincoln and Pericles. Pericles Democracy's Founder. “Pericles was the originator of de mocracy and Lincoln was the per fector,” he said. “In making fur ther study and analysis of the events that occurred in 361 15. C„ and tne facts that occurred in 1861 A. D.. we note that the events which took place li t ween the 2000 years were really the same. The two great orations, de livered by the two great men to pay tribute to dead heroes, were deliv ered for the same purpose. Pericles' funeral oration stands as the old tes tament of democracy, while Lincoln's Gettysburg address stands as the gos pel of democracy. “Pericles delivered bis famous fu neral oration upon the graves of Greek heroes who fought and died in the civil war between North and South of Greece—between Athens nnd Sparta. In the south were slaves; in Sparta, the Helots. The Helots were the property of their mas ters. "It was the ambition of Pericles to abolish slavery and oligarchy. “Lincoln, the great American, be lieved that all men were born equal. Peric’as said: 'As regards the laws of Athens, all enjoy equality,’ Other Similar Points. “When Pericles was called upon to address the Athenians, to pay tribute to the dead heroes, he com menced his funeral oration by say ing: ‘I will begin then with our ancestors; our fathers inherited a country with everything, so as to be the most self-sufficient, both for peace and for war.' Quoting Lincoln, we note, 'our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in “Aside from the addresses deliv ered by both great men. they have the same philosophical similarity in other speeches. Lincoln said: ‘I am not bound to win. but I am bound to be true.’ Pericles said: 'When the greatest prizes of virtue are given, there also the most virtuous men are to be found among the citizens.’ “You cannot be n true American unless you believe in the ideals of Lincoln and unless you follow the flag and keep sten to the muisc.” BURY YOUNG BANDIT Offer Prayer for Officer Wounded by High School Boy. Kansas City. Mo.. Feb. 12.—Ap proximately 1500 persons attended the funeral of Ray C. Bishop, 111. who was killed by a police officer Thurs day night, after staging two hold upa. . The Central High School football and basket hall teams, of which Ray was a member, in attendance. Former school mates of the youth pre dominated in the throng. Tears filled the eyes of many per sons as tbc Rev. Frank F. Bowen, pastor of the church, delivered his sermon. “We are indeed sorry to lose a young man of such promising possi bilities.” Mr. Brown said. “He was very regular in his attendance at church since becoming a member about a year ago. "It is indeed unfortunate that he had broken the law as well as a com mandment If we had known that his family was in destitute circumstances we could have helped.” Following the sermon, a prayer was offered for W. L. Ferguson, polic. chauffeur, who is a in a dangcror" condition as the result of a built l wound inflicted by Bishop SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1923. —TWELVE PAGES. The above pictures shows tbc three German war brides of army ser geants who came to San Antonio Sunday morning from tbc American, Army of Occupation on the Rhine. They are left to right: Mrs. Charles Klicncr, Mrs. Chorles H. Thruen and Mrs. George E. Sudar. They are guests at the home of Mrs. Violet Haynes. 308 Arden Grove The trip from Germany Ims been a series of surprises for them. Their husbands will bo stationed at Fort Sam Houston and they are looking around for a home in their adopted country. EDISON, 76, ROMPS ON COLLEGES, NEWSPAPERS, NAVY AND POLITICIANS Navy Turned Inventions Down, Collegians Lack Imagination, Prohibition All Right, Papers Print Too Much Scandal, Coue Is Good Scout, Helicopter Coming Air Machine, Frisky Inventor Declares in Annual Inter view. West Orange. N. J., Feb. 12.— Thomas A. Edison today said he had offered the L'nited States Navy 45 in ventions since he had been president of the Naval Consulting Board, but that everyone of them bad been re jected. "Navy officers seem to resent ideas for the betterment of tbc navy rather that every one of them had been, re- The occasion was the electrical wizards annual birthday interview with news writers. He was 76 years old yesterday. Edison began the interview in his laboratory office by sticking over his head to prove his assertion that he was “still young." “I am doing more work than ever.” he said. "1 am interesting myself in business theories as well as mechan ical and electrical construction. But I nin not spending a fortune on bum ideas. As soon ns I sec a scheme is no good. I discard it. Romp on College Men. “College men," he continued, "don't know what is going on. They arc too dense. Newspapers are a great force anil the college boys overlook them. If I bad a paper. I'd put more popu lar science into it. I'd make the can didates for jobs fill out a question naire to -see if they knew anything. I'd want men with imagination. Ima gination is n scarce article.? Hoes Coue do any good? He was aslled. “Yes. I can hand something to him. I don’t think he's a fake. He seems to be in earnest." “What do you think of prohibi tion?” "Sober America.” he said, raising both hands. “I'm for it by all means. I know prohibition is n failure in the cities; but when wood alcohol kills off all the old soaks, prohibition will have its day. The boys nnd girls of the next generation won't have any tnstc for the damned stuff." Too Much Scandal. "The newspapers print too much ■andal." the inventor declared. “We all like a little of it. but I think the papers overdo it. The politicians make suckers out of the publishers Whv should every one-horse political a«nirnnt use up good print to ran* about what he wants to do? He should “Talk Title Talk” Will Be Light’s Newest Contest Hundreds of Dollars to Be Given to Best “Talkers.*’ In a few days The Light will start its newest contest. The movie titles to be used are all grouped and ready to be printed. Contest fans will have lots and lots of fun competing for the prizes to be of fered by The Light to those who can “Talk Title Talk” the best. Everyone mav enter this contest. Old and young alike will have the time of their lives competing for the cash prizes to be awarded by The Light. Watch The Light tomorrow, folks. More about “Talk Title Talk” will be printed then. Tell your friends about it. I Brides Here From Coblenz be made to pay for the apace he U*e-” “Whai’s food in the field of in vention ?” he was asked. “The helicopter—the heavier than air machine that goes straight up. .lames (Jordon Bennett once ga\e me $lOOO to experiment with one. 1 made n machine that weighed only SO pounds, but it did not do the trick. 1 acorched my hands and burned most of the hair off my head trying to iwr fect it. but I didn’t. There iw a great commercial field for the helicopter.*’ TO PROBE BUREAU Senate Orders Investigation of Vete rans' Organization. Washington. D. C., Fell. 12. —An investigation of charges of irregulari ties waste and extravagance in the veterans’ bureau, was ordered today by the Senate. The authorization for the inquiry was contained in a resolution by Sen ator Walsh. Democrat, of Massa chusetts. It was adopted without de bate. A special committee, appointed a year ago, will collect evidence. It will be decided later whether a more thor ough investigation should be undertak en after Congress adjourns. EARTH SHOCK FELT Quake Breaks Plaster on Buildings In State of Washington. Bellingham. Wash.. Feb. 12.—A distinct earth shock, believed to have been caused by an earthquake, was felt here about 10:30 thia morning, according to reports from many parts of the city. Plaster was broken in some of tlie downtown buildings. Rotary Officials Meet. Tampa. Ha.. Feb. 12.—Headed by President Haymond Hnvens of Kan sas City, all members of the director ate of the International Rotary Club:- except Alec Wilkie, of Scotland, and Mario Nunz. of Cuba, began a four day meeting here today. BRITISH SENO BATTLESHIPS TONEAREAST Flotilla From Atlantic Fleet En Route to Dardanelles. TROOPS ALSO SENT Turks Belligerent; English Resolved Not to Yield. Valefia. Malta. Feb. 12.—it i« un derstood that the British force of de stroyers in Turkish waters is being reinforced by another flotilla from the Atlantic fleet, which is said to be cn route to Malta, destined for the Dardanelles. Thia will bring the number of British destroyer flotillas in Near Eastern waters up to five. By HAI* O’FLAHKRTY*. Special table to The San Antonio Light and the Chicago l»aily News. Copyright, 1923. Izmdon. Feb. 12 (Via Halifax). — Official statements on the situation now existing between Turkey and the Allies arc aimed nt keeping the atmo sphere dear until the Angora govern ment makes known its attitude, which will determine whether another effort will be made toward peace or definite steps taken for war. The widest publicity is being given the orders issued to the Duke of Wel lington's regiment nt Gibraltar to pre pare to embark for Constantinople. Several battalions due for service in India were diverted to Turkey last fall. If' Turkey insists upon refus ing peace. Great Britain must allow her present forces to remain At Chanak nnd other advantageous points while distributing troops originally intended for relief to stations where trouble may occur. THREE DAYS OF GRACE Turks Tell Allies to Get Out of Smyrna Bv the Associated Press Paris, Feb. 12.—The three-day ex tension of the Turkish ultimatum de manding the withdrawn! of the Al»ed battleships at Smyrna is not ex'ie ‘ted to modify the positive stand taken by France and Great Britain. So far as is known, the orders to the naval commanders to defend their positions, if attackeJ. still holds good. Press dispatches confirm rejwrts that the Turks have decided to wait another three days for the withlrawjl of the warernft. They reserved to themselves full liberty >f artion after tbc expiration of that time. Constantinople newspapers said that the situation would be adjusted satisfactorily, although they declaic the order closing .he oort of Smyrna will not be countermr.mlel. WILL BE WARMER - No Rain Expected During Next Twen ty-Fotir Hours. Somewhat warmer weather is in prospect Monday night anil Tuesday in San Antonio" and the vicinity. J. H. Jarboe. local observer, forecasts. The mercury is not expected to drop any lower than a point between 58 and 62 degrees. Skies will be cloudy. The winds, southerly, will be moder ate to fresh. Mr. Jarboe looks for no local rain in the next 24 hours, although there is a strong possibility that North Texas will have showers during the night. The total rainfall in San Antonio over Sunday was .09 of an inch. Rains, general in East Texns and the gulf states, were light. Cloudy, foggy weather predominated on the Monday weather map throughout the South and East. A small area of high pressure in Canada sent the mercury down to 32 degrees below zero nt Edmonton. Can ada. Monday morning, but this "high" has progressed too fnr eastward to have any effect on local weather con ditions. Taw pressure of 29.38 inches was recorded in Nevada. Around this "low" center high winds are blowing, as strong as 48 miles an hour being reported. This storm nren brought bad weather to the Pacific coast region Sunday, with snow all through Washington and Oregon and ns far south as central California. South ern points reported rain and it is said the lowering clouds averted what might have been serious frost damage in the citrus belt. The Puget Sound district was visited by the heaviest snow storm of the winter. Snow fell all along the Rockies, Another Italian Princess To Wed. By the Associated Press. Rome. Feb. 12.—The engagement of Princess Mafnlda. second daughter of King Victor Emmanuel, to Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium, will be announced immediately after the mor riage of Princess Yolanda, eldest daughter of the king, to Count Cnlvi Di Bergolo. according tn a report cur retit in court circles here. TWO PPMTQ Per C°pv ,n c,, » • n ‘ , vtcimig A I O Flv, cents on train* «nd *tM«n*i* J. E. CROSBY IS VICTIM BUT WIFE MIRACULOUSLY ESCAPES FROM WRECK “Texas Special” Hits Closed Coupe at Comal Crossing—Flying Glass Cuts Throat of Dri v e r —Automobile Thrown Down Embankment by Engine—Mrs. Crosby in Hospital Suffering From Shock. J. E. Crosby, 615 Crosby street, met instant death but his wife was uninjured when the “Texas Special” struck a Ford coupe in which they were riding Monday morning at the Comal crossing near New Braunfels. Flying glass cut the throat of Mr. Crosby and he was otherwise cut about the body when the car was thrown down the right of waj’ and demolished. The escape of Mrs. Crosbj’ was miracu lous. The train stopped within its length, backed up and took the body of Mr. Crosby on board. Mrs. Crosby was k also taken on to New Braunfels and was placed in the Comal sanitarium where she is suffering from shock and prostration from the disaster. The couple left San Antonio Monday morning for New Braunfels where Mr. Crosby was to make professional' calls. He was a traveling salesman. The accident occur red where the New Braunfels road crosses the “Katy"’ tracks a few hundred feet north of the village of Comal. It is not known whether there were any eye witnesses to the tragedy not on the train but is thought as the car was closed, it ran up on the tracks in front of the train. The car was completely demolished. ’ The railroad track is graded at this point and the car was thrown down the embankment. MAYFIELD SUMMONED TO APPEAR IN COURT AS RESULT OF FIGHI Senator-elect Released; Opponent Pays a Fine. Austin, Tex.. Feb. 12.—Earle E. B. Mayfield, L'nited States Senator-elect from Texas, was summoned to appeal in justice court late yesterday to an swer complaints of disturbing the peace as a result of a persona, on counter in a local hotel lobby 'with Sillman Evans, Fort Worth news paperman. Saturday. Mayfield appeared before Justice Tannehill, and. after a brief question ing. was released. He has not paid a fine, he stated today. Evans, second party to the en counter, appeared in court today and paid a fine for disturbing the peace. SHOOTS INTO GROUP WHO DID NOT OBEY COMMAND TO DANCE One Killed When Uniden tified Rowdy Fires at Random. St. Louis. Mo.. Feb. 12.—Pointing a pistol before him, a.i unidentified man entered a roadhouse in St. Louis county today, ordered all the guests to start dancing, and began shooting at random, killing Bernard Deavers, 35, nnd slightly wounding Lawrence Pit talugn. who were in a group of guests who disregarded the order, according to reports received by the police last nigbt. The man escaped. PARIS BARS 2 EXHIBITS Police Say Sculpture and Painting Offensive to Public Morals. By the Associate.! t'rs.s Paris. Feb. 12.—The salon of the independent artists, which opened Friday. Sunday received a visit from the police who ordered the removal of two of the exhibits, one of sculp ture and a painting, on the ground that they were offensive to publie morals. The painting order".! withdrawn is by Raymond Duncan, a brother of Isadora Duncan, the dancer. It is entitled “Maternity." HOME EDITION The accident occurred at 8:30 Mon day morning. The bodv of Mr. Cros by is being held in New Braunfels pending funeral arrangements. It is not known what relatives survive the victim. An investigation is being made of the accident by M. K. A T. officials, but they had not returned from New Braunfels up to noon Monday. FATHER AND FOUR CHILDREN PERISH WHEN HOME BURNS Mother, Badly Injured, Gives Birth to Daughter. Indiana, Pa„ Feb. 12.—Andrew Poinccka and four of his children were burned to death in a fire which destroyed their home in a remote part of Indiana county yesterday. Mrs. Polaceka. who was badly burned, was brought to a hospital here, where, a few hours later, she became the mother of a daughter. Physicians say both will live. Polaceka, who had been a steel worker in the mills of Johnstown, bought a little larni six months ago and moved there with his family. Neighbors in the vicinity yesterday discovered the house was on fire. Mhen they reached the place they found that the father and children were cut off from escape bv the flames. Mrs. Polaceka, badly hurt, wav found on the first floor. She was taken to a bouse not far away .■i»l last night was brought to the hospital here. She was unable to throw any light on the cause of the tragedy. TEXAS RACE RIOF Fanners Draw Color Une When Negroes .Move In. Fort Worth. Tex„ Feb. 12.—Par ker county, scene of much shooting and a near-race riot Saturday night, was r»’|>orted quiet today by officers returning from there. The trouble followed the "Moving into the community of sexeraU fami lies of negro farm workers, desnrte the fact that the section has Alvars drawn the color line f They were the first negro Aesident* who bad ever been seen hwe. Threats, then rbooting, followed. Officers went to the and pro tected the ncgroeec They are expec ed to leave. They were br-rught into th. commiipity by a white farmer wha bad n cently come from West Texas.