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VOL. XLIII—NO. 26.
OLD WAVE BRINGS FIRE AND DEATH IFST MADE AFTER fflH 15 ASSAULTED ’. P. Vernon Held Follow ing Alleged Brutal Attack. NVITED FOR RIDE Complainant Says She Was Tricked and Mis treated. T. F. Vernon, white man about 30 ears old. will be arraigned before ustice of the Peace Ben S. Fisk at o'clock Wednesday afternoon, barged by complaint with a statu ary offense growing out of an al •ged attack upon a white woman res ient of I'rospect Hill Monday af ernoon. Vernon was arrested by deputy Sheriff John Cooper and Mo ncycle Deputy Jack Mynier late ’uesduy afternoon after tile white wo lan liad reported the alleged crime ) the sberift'p offici. Vernon appear -1 in Justice Campbell's court Wed esday morning, his fn<-e in bandages s a result of an encounter with Dep ty Mynier. His iienring was post oned until 3 o’clock in order that e might secure a lawyer. The alleged ..ttu-» upon the wom n, according to the story she to.d hief Deputy Alphonse Newton Wed esdny morning, occurred shortly af •r 3 o'clock Monday afternoon at a mely spot beyond tbe West End ike. She had become acquainted with le man at a ebureh function. Mon ay atternomy about 3 o'clock, she eid. she. was waiting for a street car t the twiner of Medina and West louston street. Vernon came along car, apparently bound for town nd nsked her if she wished to ride, he accepted the offer and got in the Says She Was Locked in Car. Instead of going to town, however, ie woman told officers, Vernon took circuitous route and being unfa dliar with the streets in the city she id not realize where sin was until ernon stopped the car beyond West nd lake. She had repeatedly told ernon, the woman said, that she was i a burry to get to town and return une as die had comi any coming that eniug. When Vernon, after refusing to pro ved to town, finally stopped the car. ie woman told officers, she jumped it. He persuaded her ‘to get back to the car, sbe said, promising that • would not molest her but would ke her back to the city. Wheu_be id induced her to again enter the ir, however, the woman he eked the doors of the coupe, drove irther out of town mid then attacked T. Chief Deputy Newton described ie victim as a frail woman and in- Ipable of much ’After the attack, the woman told ficers. Vernon permitted her to get it of the ear and she caught a street r back to tow n. Her husband was it of town aud Ims uot yet returned. The woman and her huabarc. occupy lhouse belonging to Deputy Mynier |,d take care of his child. The woman ported the attack to the deputy and • nt once reported it to the sheriff's ifice. Vernon Is Beaten by Officer. Search for Vernon at an addrqss which he formerly lived, officers id, revealed the fact that he had (Oved during the night, telling bis Widlady that he wns moving to an ■artment house on Cincinnati nve ic. He could not be located there. • wever, but officers later discovered had moved*to a house on Warren reet. It was at thia place that the , o deputies found the man late Tues ly. In making the arrest Vernon is badly battered up when, it is limed, he resisted Deputy Mynier. The woman. Chief Deputy Newton id, was in a hysteric I ondition len she appeared at the sheriff's <>f •e Wednesday. It was with diffi- Ity that she related the story of the lack. She is said to have borne marks her throat which sbe sustained dur t the attack upon ber. This is the second crime of this nn re to occur in San Antonio during e last few weeks, though it is the ■st to be staged in br ad daylight, ily n few weeks ago a white woman is abducted near Alamo p.aza and ken north of the city, where she was tacked. The man charged with the "ense was later adjudged criminally bane. iASTROP JURY PANEL .rehouse Parish Citizens Will In estimate Hooded Band Operations. Bastrop. La.. Feb. 14.—Twenty iizens of Morehouse parish, from ong whom will be selected the ind jury which will be asked to in itigate the operations of hooded Ends in the a parish were namedTnes y by the parish jury commission 1 the dav the jury is organized Dis ct Judge Fred M. Odom will select •m the panel one to be foreman and cn names of the other eleven mem gs tvifl be drawn. _ _ THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT TIP OF COLD WAVE WILL REACH HERE WEDNESDAY NIGHT Strongest “High” of Win ter Holds Country in Its Grip. One of the strongest and most far reaching "highs” in several years overspread the weather map Wednes day morning and with the northern part of the United States already in its grip, is expected to reach southern Texas Wednesday nigbt. Minimum temperatures far Thursday morning will be 34 to 40. according to fore cast. Fresh northerly winds will blow and it will be cloudy. The North, East and bioutbeast is tn for the severest cold of the winter, ac cording to J. H. Jarboe, meteorologist, who says that freezing temperatures are more than likely to come well into Florida. Cloudy weather and a "low” bang in- over Lower California has de laved the southward progress of the "high” to a certain extent. It will come down Thursday and, although no forecast has been made for Thurs day and Thursday night, it appears that it will be colder than Wednesday night. The center of the "high is still in Canada. The zero line had pushed well down into the United States, however, entering in the east over the Great Lakes region, running south west through Chicago, lowa, extending into northern Kansas, through Colo rado and then swinging northward to the Canadian border through Wyom ing. This zero line by Thursday morning is expected to extend far east ward, and southward as far as the I’unhundlc. Extreme cold weather wns reported within the zero line, with strong winds, in some sections reaching a veloctiyi of 80 miles an hour. The freezing line had extended as far south ns Memphis. Wednesday morn ing and by Tbun-lay morning, when the "high” swings eastward, the en tire southern part of the United States will be cold. A "low” which moved out of the Gulf of Mexico during the last void 'wave, ten days ago. saved the east Gulf states and Florida from low tcmperataies. but the weather map shows no promise of saving them from tbe present "high.” . The area of high barometer Is. nt its center, the highest that has ap peared in the United States for sev eral years, the pressure being up to 31.1. Nothing, like this has been known ia a long time. In St. Paul and vicinity they were having a real blizzard, the mercury being down to 12 below zero with a gale of 44 miles an hour sweeping amiss the country. Conditions all over the upper lake region must be very severe and they will continue un til Thursday or later. Although it is too early to make f recasts as to possible relief from tbe cold it would seem that the tem perature, in this part of the country, should begin to moderate by Friday. This is a wild guess however and too much reliance should not be placed upon it. _ VESSEL RUNS AGROUND Tug leaves Key West to Aid Ship- ping Board Boat. Key West. Fla.. Feb. 14.—Tbe Shipping Board steamship Carolinas, is ashore*three miles off Jupiter light house, according to a wireless message received here today from tbe vessel asking for assistance. The wrecking tug Relief left here nt 10 o'clock to go to the vessel's aid. ( THE WEATHER TEMPER ATI RES. FKB. 11— .. • P. m TS - «• 3 p. ni I» 3 «■ “ 4 p. « « •- ?• 5 p. m.•••••••"• 5 a. ni & 3 « P. m 71 • "• ” 7 p. m 70 • *• m 8 p. in 67 S a. m 49 9 p. m 6* 9 a. m 51 10 p. m 63 10 n. m M 11 p. m 6° II •• m... .....*> 12 midnight... .57 12 noon TEE. 13— I P- «n s*. 1 a. m 55 2 p. m 5« • f WEATHER. Son Antonio and vicinity: Wednesday night and Thursday, cloudy: much colder Wednesday night: minimum temperature. 34 to 40: fresh northerly winds. East Texas: Wednesday night, cloudy: much colder with cold wave in north por d€n with temperature, 12 to 24; Thurs day. cloudy, colder in southeast portion. West Texas: Wednesday night, cloudy and colder: cold wave In north portion with temperature. 10 to 23 degrees ex cept zero to 10 in the Panhandle; Thurs day. cloudy and colder in south portion. HOME WEATHER FOR TO VRI STS. St. Louis: Temperature. II: clear; 14- mile wind from the northwest; lowest temperature in last 24 hours, IS; highest, 54. Chicago: Temperature. 2; clear; 28- tnlie wind from ths west; lowest temper ature in last 24 hours, zero; highest, 38. Kansas City: Temperature, 10; clear; 16-mile wind from the northwest; low est temperature in last 24 hours. It; highest. 40. New York: Temperature. 33; cloudy; 6-mile wind from the south; lowest tem perature in last 24 hours. 30; highest. Washington: Temperature, 40; clear; 12-mile wind from the northwest: low- est temperature In last 2 4 hours, 38; highest, 5L SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1923-TWENTY PAGES. FLIES 15 HURT ■NWIB IS DEMOLISHED Lieut. Howard G. David son Sustains Broken Jaw. FINNED IN WRECKAGE Ship Falls Near Highland Park at 11:15 Wed nesday Morning. Lieut. Howard I). Pavidson. stu-। , ■ , . ■ dent flier nt Brooks Field, narrowly' -— — a wrwa escaped death Wednesday morning • KAISER’S BIG PORTRAIT when the ship he was flying crashed, . _ — _ _. at 11:15 in a mesquite pasture west । SEES STRANGE SCENES ON of the Goliad road, about a quarter | of a mile south pf the city limits. Sev-< v I/“’UTT CCC KIT/" 1 1 IT IM CQQITM eral residents of that section wit- | LlvJll 1 » lllXjrl 1 ill 1 the accident. The ship buried its nose iu the ground and the wings were smashed in the crash. The aviator was helped from the wreckage by iiersons who rushed to the scene of the accident. Lukily the ship did not catch fire. The flier was taken to the station hospital at Fort Sam Houston where it was found that he had a fractured jaw and arm and minor bruises. It is nit believed that he has any serious injuries Came Out of First Dive. The cause of the crash is not known. The ship was flying high in the air when it started down as if seeking a landing place. O. S. White, living on Hnllidny avenue, said that the pilot pulled the ship out of a dive at about 400 feet from the ground but that it appeared to go into an other. F. Ji. Reck. 338’ Goliath ruad. first t»> reneh flic scene of the wreck, res cued the helpless aviator, unable to extricate himself from the wredc age. The plane crashed head-on to the ground, smashing the front por tion and shattering the planes of the machine. The flier was endeavoring to free himself from his scat in which he was trapped by broken parts when aid reached him. He was bleeding from lacerations altout the face and body and had but partially recovered from the fall, which he said had rendered hitn in a semi-conscious condition. With the aid of others. Mr. Beck carried the aviator to the Goliad rond. where he wns placed in an automobile and rushed to the hospital. Wind Broke Fall. Many residents witnessed the fnll of the plane, which they describe! ns out of control. Starting at a height of two or three thousand feet, the air plane is said to have described a zig zag course, forming giant circles until it struck the ground. "It wns evident from the moment I noticed it that the machine wns out of control,” said Mrs. Arthur Ward. S2G Steres street, who sent in the first alarm to central police hendouarters of the accident. “It seemed to he flouting through space fro-n r great height, except that it’ rourse wa< zig zagged and continued to form circles, which grew smaller and smaller until it dived nose-first to the grtund. The plane was far to the cast of too spot where it fell. It seemed to me the • rong wind prevented it from making a descent strairb' to <hc gronnd.” others residing in the vicinity and *.v1.0 ran to th- seen? of the wreck utnde similar statements. The spot where flic machine fell w is in a mesquite pasture, npproxi ma’cly 500 feet t*: the west of the Goliad road, n quarter of a mile south of the city limits STILL STILL WARM Raid Follows Complaint From a Neighbohr. Fear that a still operating in a barn fifteen miles out on the Castroville road would be the origin of a possible conflagration, resulted in information being turned in to the sheriff's office by a neighbor. Upon information ob tained from this source. Deputy Sher iff Diaz, accompanied by Prohibition Agents Miller and Ray, raided the barn. Tuesday afternoon, and discov ered a twelve-gallon still. four barrels of mash and several gallons of whis key. According to the statement made by the officers, the still was in a barn and was surrounded by hay. The still was warm when the officers appeared, they allege. John C. McKinney and W. M- Hearn was arraigned before United States Commissioner R. L. Edwards on the charge of manufacture and possession of liquor. Preliminary ex aminations were waived, and bonds were fixed at $5OO ench. Arraigned upon the charge of pur chase, possession and sale of mor phine, Mary Spells and Elizabeth Kelly, demanded a hearing Tuesday afternoon. After the bearing they were held over for action by the fed eral grand jury under bonds of $lOOO each. Bishop Address 2500. ■ Mercedes. Tex., Feb. 14.—Twenty five hundred people heard Bishop J. E. Dickey of the Methodist Episcopal church. South, at Harlingen Sunday afternoon. He delivered an inspiring sermon at the large tent tabernacle, where Rev. R. L. Flowers, evangelist, is conducting a revival. Guarding Wealth of Tomb Day and night. Egyptian troops guard the wealth in the tomb of h Tutankhamen. Already, objects valued at more than 540.000.000 have I removed from this 3000-year-old resting place of the once mighty potem of the Nile. Even Bellhops Join in German Boycott Against In vading Frenchmen, Who Are Forced to Com mandeer Reataurants and Prepare Their Own Meals. Bi 4. K DECKER. Special Cubic to The Han Antonio Light and tho Chicago Daily News. Copyright, 19tJ. tssen. Feb. 14.—Kaiser Wilhelm's life size portrait in the Hotel Kaiser hot here has looked down upon mauj strange scenes, from coal barens sup pers tv tin- communist meetings when the Bpartarists brid lesson tor a brief period, but the* portftit never before saw htruugei ciguts tha«klt witnessed lost night undid- the French occupa tion. the hotel was in almost com plete darkness because the boycott against the French includes light. The electric light cable had been cut some where and the French engineers and also the neutral guests in the hotel were forced to wander about with candles and to attend their wants as best they could. The flickering light of ihe candles threw strangely shaped shadows on the walls. There, were officers in uniform and soldiers with fixed bayo nets guarding other soldiers peeling potatoes for the next meal. Newspaper conferences were held in the darkness and news reported were intermingled with orders trom the French steward to the soldier cooks. Kaiser's Picture Untouched. Rut the kaiser never changes bis expression. He is safe for the French have given strict orders that the por trait is not to be touched. The French have ordered the city authorities to turn on the electric current under penalty of shutting off the power from the entire oily. Possibly as in the rase of Oberhausen the mayor will be arrested. General Fournier has issuer) an order to close all shops refusing to sell to the French nnd nu thorizjng the nsc of force. The sup plies in the hotels and restaurants have been requisitioned t« permit the French to organize their own messes In Beckllnghaiisen the boycott lias been settled by the French agreeing not to purchase food or other neccs cities except in small quantities. The shops there are reopening. The boycott in Essen began in earn est jesterday morning when the res taurant* refused to serve tbe French In one hotel the French took over the entire plant. orgariized the kitchen nnd closed the restaurant to Germans. In the Hotel Kniserbof. the French headquarters, the entire personnel walked out carrying away their be longings and also the silverware and linen. Even the barber packed up bis tools and left the hotel. At noon many who came to the restaurant went away hungry for the waiters had deserted early in the day. Final ly even the bell boys shook hands with the manager nnd left. Soldiers Cook Meals The hotel being left entirely in the hands of tbe French they quickly improvised a kitchen. Soldiers brought two taxicabs full of army bread nnd a van brought meat and tinned goods. Soldiers were detailed to pre pare tbe meals. Trouble began Sunday night, when Germans molested French soldiers in the enfes and restaurants. There were several rows and finally French sol diers patrolled the streets and scat tered the crowds. A number of per sons were prodded with bayonets, but no one was seriously hurt. At one time two mounted German policemen led a detachment of French infantry along the principal street. Shots were fired but no one was hit. Last night armored cars with machine guns wore guarding the station square nnd the ‘Talk Title Talk’ Hundreds of Dollars To be awarded to best “Talkers” For particulars tarn to page 2. number of sentinels has been doubled. The Fren II have started requisi tioning automobiles, quotas being de manded according to the size of the districts. Thus 30 watt demanded ik Dortmund and 72 in Esscg. The French close the roads until tbe deliv erie arc made or enough machines are telked. U yM thill inoke thul led to v Neukirchen, where one Girnae p«r»-. i»on wns •killed and two French gendarmes se riously wounded. The gendarmes hud requisitioned an-automobile nnd were hurrying through the city without tail lights on the machine when the po liceman whistled for them to stop. The gendarmes climbed out of the car. nn altercation ensued and tbe shooting followed. Fine City 100,000.000 Mark*. In consequence of this battle, the city of Gelsenkirchen, which has n population of more than J 50.000 was find 100.000.000 paper marks. Tbe punitive expedition ngainat the town, marching in with tanks, machine guns, mine throwers, artillery and cavalry. Two thousand soldiers oc cupied the public buildings including the police barracks. Guards were sta tioned at tbe street crossings and traf fic wns suspended. There wns some shooting when the French entered the police barracks nnd ordered the men there to throw theig bands up. About forty of thgm,, w rn> disarmed and led a wav between jtnftds The mayor, chief of police. upA/the manager of tbe Rep hsbaljk were arrested. Hav ing completed their a the French evacuated the chy'a • 1 returned to their own quartets. STATE SENATOR IS SUMMONED BY JURY IN TRAVIS COUNTY Other Members of the Leg islature Called to Appear. Austin. Tex., Feb. 14.—Senator W. E. Watts of .Cleburne stated today that he has been presented with two summons to appear before the Tmvla county grand jury in connection with certain investigations being carried on by the jury. Several other members of the leg islature have appeared and others have been sumomned to appear before the jury, it is understod. Watts denied reports that he Ims refused to go before the jury. He stated that both summons were pre sented during a session of tbe Senate and that be stated he could not leave the Senate. He also said he was threatened with an attachment. Watts said he knew nothing of tbe investi gation being conducted by the jury. MABEL WEARS RING "Don't Be Silly; I'm Not Married," Actress Tells Reporters. New York. Feb. 14. — Mabel Nor mand. movie star, denied today that she was married but declined to ex plain her diamond studded wedding ring. She arrived last night on the steam ship Baltic after several months n Broad. There was gossip among tbe !>«ssengers that she had been mar ried last December in London, but when newspaper men asked her about it. she said: “No. boys, I’m not married. Don't be silly." But in an unguarded moment, ebe drew a glove from her left band and disclosed tbe ring. She smiled when she was naked about it and repeated her denial. ... 1 BRITISH MW REMOVE ■ FROM RHINE Not Possible to Remain There Long, Bonar Law Declares. TALKS TO PARLIAMENT Does Not See How French Are Going to Get What They Want. By the Associated Press. London. Feb. 14. —Although tbe ad dresses of Premier Bonar Law and Foreign Secretary Curzon at the opening of Parliament added little to whnt was generally known concern ing Great Britain's policy in the Ruhr question, the British public today that both statesmen have their doubts as to the success of France's venture. Mr. Bonar Law said that he did not see “how the French are going to get what they want." Irnrd Curzou expressed much the same opinion, pointing out that France and Germany are engaged in what might be termed an endur ance test. In the address of each there was voiced the feeling that the position of the British troops on tbe Rhine was at beet uncertain. “I fear,” the premier said, “that the result of occupying the Ruhr and the left bank of the Rhine has been to intensify the feeling of the Ger man nation and that danger will come Igter. We •till have our troops on the Rhine. I do hot know whether it will be possible for them to remain there Jong." SEIZE RUHR MOTOR CARS. Telephone Girls Walk Out When French Operalor Brought In. Gelsenkirchen. Feb. 14. —It is re ported in French circles that severe penalties are to be imposed in con sequence of acts of sabotage which have caused an interference in tbe telegraph and telephone communica tion with Paris. Similar penalties, it is said, will be effected at Bochum because the fused to permit the French to requisi fused to permit the French to rquisi tion motor cars. A threat to murder tbe chauffeurs if the automobiles arc taken over has come to the attention of the occupation officers. So far 140 rars have been appro priated. The French are paying the drivers 33 francs a day. Dusseldorf has been considerably inconvenienced by the patriotism of German telephone girls who walked out rather than work with a French operator whom the officers brought to the exchange. Service was imme diafely stopped. The expulsion of German function aries for refusing to carry out the orders of tbe French has extended to Vohwinkel. The burgomaster and the chief of police have been forced to leave town. BOGGED IN THE MUD Martin Bomber Held Prisoner in Il linois Field Until kYeeze Comes. Ending a flight of 21 days crowded with troubles, the worst of which was being bogged in an Illinois mud hole, the hig Martin gomber which left New York January 23, arrived at Kelly Field Tuesday afternoon. Lieut. Delmar 11. Dunton. Capt. A. R. Me- Daniel, both of Kelly Field and Lieut. F. M. McKee of Scott Field, were in th* ship. The ship encountered rain, snow, sleet, fog, cloudy weather, cold and mud. Tbe ship left Chanute Field near Rantoul, Illinois, and started westward when it ran into a fog and was forced down near Shattuc, The wheels sunk into the noft mud of a field. All efforts to free it failed until a freeze came and tbe ship ran over the hard ground and took the air. Four other Martin bombers are in the East for delivery to Kelly Field, tut it is thought that they will not be brought until spring. ANOTHER CHURCH FIRE Fourteenth Canadian Catholic Insti tution to Be Destroyed. Montreal. Feb. 14—Trinity Church, the oldest Angelicau Church in Cam ada which recently passed into the hands of Syrian Catholics, was de stroyed by fire early today. Tbe cause of tbe blaze has not been determined. The church was the four teenth Catholic institution in Canada to be destroyed by flames within the last year. WANT BLUE LAWS Arir.nsas May Stop Sunday Golf. Tennis and Fishing. little Rock. Ark.. Feb. 14—The Arkansas Senate had before it as a special order today, a House meas ure making It unlawful for “any club, person or persons to fish or en gage in anv game of baseball, golf, tennis or any other like game on the Christian Sabbath or Sunday." TWO CENTS INTENSE SUFFERING TOLD IN REPORTS OF SEVEREST BLIZZARD OF THE SEASON Armour Plant at Omaha Bums While Firemen Handicapped by Strong Wind and Zero Weather — Dozen Engines Plow Up Mountain Inclines to Rescue 40 Passengers Marooned Under Snowdrift — Another Train Frozen to the Rails. Sweeping southward, with a 50-mile wind piling snow up in the gulleys and sending temperatures down to zero and below zero in many localities, the coldest wave of the season—some say in many years—holds the northern cen tral and northwestern states in an icy grip. Reports of hardships and death are carried in Asso ciated Press dispatches coming to the offices of The Light Wednesday. Transportation is tied up; trains are marooned and buried under snowdrifts in mountain gulches while long caravans of engines plow their way through deep snow to the rescue. Every city in the North has its potential fire menace. Fanned by the wind, the flames are uncontrollable. The largest blaze was reported by Omaha, Neb., where the nine-story packing plant of Armour Co., was a mass of flames Wednesday morning. Two other buildings have been attacked and there seemed little hope of holding the damage as low as $500,000, the estimated loss when the last report reached here. Twenty companies of firemen bat tling against the blaze are handicapped by a high wind and sub-zero weather. One thousand employes will be thrown out of work temporarily. TURKISH GUNS SINK FRENCH WARSHIP AT SMYRNA,SAYS RUMOR Paris Hears That Moslems Fire From Shore Fortifications. Paris, Feb. 14.—A French warship was sunk in tbe barber ot Smyrna today by fire from Turkish fortifica tions on the shore, according to an un confirmed rumor reaching Paria to day. TO EXACT PENALTY Will Pay for Crime Another Negro Admits in Alleged Confession. Austin, Tex.. Feb. 14.—Tbe life sentence a-ainst Bennie Y'oung by the McLellan county district court was afifrmed by the Court of Crim inal Appeals today. Young was con victed of murder in connection with the killing of Homer Turk, 13-year old hoy. on February 11,1922. The court also overruled motion for re hearing in the case of Cooper John son. sentenced to death for the murder of Louis Barker of McLennan county. Roy Mitchell, accused of five Waco murders, has stated in his alleged con fession that he was the slayer of the Turk boy. Attorneys for Young claim that the alleged admission ex onerates their client. FIFTH FIRE FATAL Victim Fell Into Flames Five Times During Life. Brownsville, Tex., Feb. 14.—Trini dad Serguro died today from burns sustained when be fell into a fire during an attack of illness. It was the fifth time he bad fallen into fires. Several years ago he had a bend burned off and on another occasion lost part of a foot RESULTS IN PROTEST General Cronkhite's Discharge May Lead to Investigation. Washington. D. t - Feb. 14. — A recent War Department order retir ing from active service Major Gen eral Adelbert Cronkhite. who com manded the Eightieth Dinsion in France, has resulted in a protest from die general and his friends, which in the opinion of some members of Con gress. may lead to a publie investi gation. (Yusbed by Coat Breton. 111.. Feb. 14.—A W. Mil ler was killed nnd five others were injured, when coal fell on theuii m the colliery of the Franklyn County Coal kowpany here today. HOME EDITION A message from Canada say» that one of the worst blizzards in tbe his tory of Saskatchewan indirectly coat the lives of an elderly woman and a little boy in an uncontrollable fire. Two business blocks at Wilcox were destroyed and the railway station at Colgate is a mass of ruins. At Lang bank, the message says, a passenger train ran into the rear of a stalled snowplow. Fire men were injured. California reports say that a vio lent snowstorm in the high Sierras damaged the towns of Independence. Keeler, Lone Pine and Cartago. Cot tages were damaged and wires torn down. While attempting to thaw frozen water pipes, a resident of Seattle in haled the smoke of a torch. It cost his life. Battling against the snnw piled deep in the gulches on the Continental Divide in Colorado, twelve locomo tives. carrying snowplows, are fight ing their way up the mountain slopes to the rescue of a train carrying 40 passengers, marooned under a pile of snow. Onlj- the top of the smoke stack can be seen over the top of the snowdrift, tbe train crew reports. Live stock in open-sided cattle cars perished Tuesday night. Practically all transportation is tied up or delayed around St. Paul and Minneapolis. Shippers are warned fo expect 10 to 30 degrees below zero in the North Wednesday night. Forecasts say that nil sections of the United States will feel colder weather. Train Is Released Denver. Colo., Feb. 14.—A Denver A Rio Grande Western pasrenxer train which was snowbound on Mar shall Pass, near the top of the Con tinental Divide, was released lint night as the result of the efforts of twelve locomotives which were rent from Salida. The train continued it’ journey 24 hours late. Index to Advertisers Index to principal advertising in to day's Light, for guidance of shopper* Advertiser— Faxe- Alamo Foods Co. American Sugar Refining Co. ... IJ Banks. Insurance, Investments ... Blum Co. Emil Boston Shoe Store Classified and Real Estate IS ” Crockett Automobile Co. (Hudson) Doyle Decorating Co -• Fomby Clothing Co. 4" A* > • Fox Co Frank Bros j Y- - Friederick. Ed •' -J Goggan A Bros.. Those . ♦ Guarantee Shoe Co. .•• • *> Hass Bros. (Mexican L .revere* Cigars) Jamison Auto Supplies -• oJske Bros. Co. t-IJ Ka rot kin Furniture Co K. a M. Shoe Store 3 King's Food Products Co. 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