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U. XLIII—NO. 34.
PEDDY ASKS SENATE TO BAR MAYFIELD House Passes British Debt Bill; May Use Money for Soldier Bonus DDLD PAY BONUS WITH TO DEBTS ith Passage in -House, Congress Ends Settle . ment Discussion. pw UP TO HARDING ellon Willing to Use Set tlement Money to Pay Soldiers. UOTED BY FORDNEY sks President’s Approval Before Another Bill Entered. (Washington. D. C.. Dec. 2X-Be- Ic the passage of the British debt Itlemcnt in the House today, dis- Ision began on the question of us- K the money for the payment.of a Idiers’ bonus. (Secretary Mellon of the Treasury |s quoted today in the Howse by [airman Fordney of the V ay» nml Kana committee, as stating that he Id no objection to use of money ro ped from the foreign debt Inis for the payment of a soldiers htl Texas, wanted to know if this 11 not mean that the former service In would have to wait «2 years, the lie which the British loan is to run. l"Thc gentleman knows better than lit.” returned Mr. Fordney. fl'he committee chairman said Mr. Ilion bad told him he would prefer nt the matter be taken up with fesident Harming before another |nus bill was introduced. FL'be last action necessary to con [essional approval of the British Lt settlement agreement was taken llay by the House, which, without a II call, accepted Senate ehsngcs to L bill nmtnding the allied debt ndin» act. jThe measure goes to the 1 resident Id, upon Ilie signature, the agrec bnt between the United States and feat Britain, worked out by the lucriean end British debt coinmis- Lns, will come into force. haying len approves! by the British cabinet. (Under the terms of the arrangc buts, Great Britain will have (52 lars in which to liquidate its war Ibt of ?4.(>99.0(M),00(» and will pay kerest at the rate of, 3 per cent Ie first ten years and 3 1-2 per cent lereafter. > [Urging House concurrence in the plate changes in the -interest of n lompt acceptance of the terms agreed I by Great Britain. Representative Lrton. Republican. Ohio, n member r the American commission, said he kretted that attacks had been made f the Senate on Great Britain dur k the debate on the measure. pSuch attacks as were made, if ken seriously in diplomatic circles," I declared, "would idrain our rcla bns with the country with which p are dealing." JAIL ABOUT FULL W’Ssb Has Federal Prisoners Await ing Transportation. (Forty prisoners in the El I'aso jail |e waiting transportation to various Idcral penal institutions where they eve been sentenced to serve one year I more, according to United States larsbal D. A. Walker. This number les not include those who will be Intenced to prison terms from among Ie 25 who have signified their inten una to enter pleas of -uilty to vio kion of the narcotic or prohibition Iws. I Tariff laws brought about the con letion of 15 of the 40 prisoners nl lady sentenced: narc uic law viola- Irs totalled 14; immigyation. 6; Dyer ft, 2; forgery of goveri ment trans prtation. 1; postffice rbbery, 1; and funterfeitinr. 1. The five men convicted during the lial of the "quicksilver case" at El liso. have been released under bond ending the result: of an appeal, orsha? Walker sari. HAVE A* HOLIDAY « rhools Closed In Honor of Washing ton's Birthday. Washington's birthday general observed in San Antonio Thursday. 11 of the banks were closed and the nstoffice made no mail deliveries, umerous social events were given honor of the occasion. Afi schools were dismissed. Brig. ■taPanl B. Malone addressed pupils [ Slain Avenue High School Wed rsday morning in a mass meeting snoring the event. THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE WITH TEMPERATURE LOWER Rains General Over the State Daring Last 24 Hours. Unsettled weather is to continue here Thursday night and Friday, with rain probable and temperatures some what lower, according to the forecast of Observer, J. H. Jarboe. The mini-' mum temperature will be 44 to 50 degrees. Winds will be northeasterly and moderate. Rain is forecasted in Southeast Texas, with considerably colder weather in the northeastern portion. The combination of a large area of high barometer, which, however, is too far eastward to. affect local con ditions seriously, and a small "low” to the southwest, the extent of which has not been fully determined, will keep weather here unsettled and prob ably bring more rain. Precipitation was general all over Texas in the last 24 hours. San An tonio. from the time the rain started at 12:45 o'clock Wednesday noon, had a total of an inch and five-hun dredths. Taylor ’ reported 1:54. and Austin 2 inches. New Braunfels had 1.18. The rain area covered West Texas, the Panhandle experiencing a fall of almost half an inch, while in El Paso it was still raining at ob servation time, with .2(5 of an inch al ready recorded. Rains south of San Antonio were particularly heavy, according to pri vate advices. In a telephone message to the highway department of the Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning from Charles Neal of Co tulla it was learned that a three-inch rain had fallen there Up to 7 a. ni. and it was still raining. Roads arc impassable, the message stated, and automobilists are advised not to at tempt to make the trip to Laredo. Eight Umpired feet of trail# /i the San Antonio. Uvalde -i Gulf line at McCoy, 4G miles south of San An tonio, and between San Antonio and Campbellton, Wednesday night, was washed out by a small douwnrst in the vkjaitv of CampbelUon. were delayed several hours, but at the local office of the company it was said a temporary track had been con structed and Venice resumed Thurs day.. Rivers under the surveillance of the local river service, which include those in Sbuth and West Texas, had not risen dangerously, according to latest reports to Mr. Jarboe. The coldest point in the United States on Thursday's weather map was Williston, N. D„ where the read ing was 2 below aero at 7 a. m. St. Paul had 4 above aud Chicago 18. These places were in or near the center of the high "high.” At Win nipeg, Canada, the thermometer stood at 14 below zero. The East was hovering around the freezing point but was due for cplder weather later in the day. VICE PROFIT MILLIONS Judge Says Portion of $13,500,00(1 Goes to Chicago Police. Chicago, 111.. Feb. 22.—Judge Kan iel P. Trude of the morale court, a witness before the grand jury inves tigating vice conditions, testified last nigl)t, according'to a story published today by the Chicago Tribune, that "profits of vice in Chicago amount to $13,500,000 a year, part of which goes to police.” The jurist's testimony, the story said, gave lists of protected resorts in the city and explained their operation. THE WEATHER TKMPKrATI hks. FER. 21. 2 n. m 5R 3 p. m fl? 3 a. m 57 4 p. m 64 4 a. ni 57 5 p. m 60 5 a. m 58 * P- m 59 6 a. m 58 7 p. m 58 7 a. m 5R * P m 58 S a. m 57 * P- rfi 58 9 a. ni 5« 10 P- m -.58 10 p. m 55 11 P- ni 58 11 a. m 55 12 midnight.... 58 12 noon 58 FE B. 22. 1 p. in 59 1 a. m 58 2 p. m 61 forecast. San Antonio and 1 trinity: Thursday night and Friday, unsettled; probably rain; somewhat colder; minimum tem perature. 41 tn 50; moderate northeast winds. Texas: Unsettled with occasional rains; somewhat colder Thursday night: fresh northeast winds on the coast. eat Texan: Cloudy; probably occa sional rains: colder Thursday night in extreme bo Ufa east portion: warmer lt» extreme west portion on Friday. HOME WEATHER FOR TOI RISTS. St. l.ouin: Temperature. 28; clear; twelve-mile wind from the northwest: lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 28; highest. 48. Chicago: Temperature. 18; clear; five mile wind from the west: lowest tem perature in last 24 hours. 18; high est. 34. Kansas City: Temperature. 28: clear: eight-mile wind from the west: lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 28; high c»e 54. New York: Temperature. 34; cloudy; six-mile wind from the southwest; low est temperature in last 21 aours. 28; highest. 38. Washington: Temperature. 34; partly cloudy; six-mile wind from the north west; lowest temperature In last 21 hours. 22; highest, 42. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1923.-TWENTY PAGES. ANDREWSFOUND notguiltiby COURT-MARTIAL Acquitted of AU Charges in Conection With Liquor Handling. FINED IN U. S. COURT Air Service Officer Wins Signal Victory in Mili tary Tribunal. After eight days of trial and sus pense, First Lieut. Leland S. An drews, Air Service, was acquitted of all charges growing out of his alleged possession and transportation of in toxicating liquors in a government airplane, when the court-martial be fore which he was tried announced at 5:35 o'clock Wednesday afternoon a verdict of not guilty. Lieutenant Andrews did not take the witness stand. A score of witnesses testified for or against him. He maintained a passive attitude through the trial and when the verdict was announced exhibited no emotional feelings. Arguments were completed nt 3:50 and the court went into closed ses sion. After nearly two hours of de liberation. it announced (hat a ver dict had been reached. Counsel on both sides, witnesses and several of the defendant's friends from Kelly Field who were in the court-room during the final hearing had congre gated in the office of the Judge Advo cate. Eighth Corps Area headquarters, to wait until court-martial Traced a derision. When it ivn's atmmmcra ilait a eidict had been reached, they filed back to the court room. Sane and Not Guilty. Col. Beaumont B. Bink, president of the court, read: "The court by its vote finds that the accused is in prop er mental condition at this time to undergo trial. The court by its vote finds the accused at the time of the commission of the alleged offense was so far free from mental defect or mental derangement as to be able concerning the particular acts charged, both to distinguish light from wrong and to adhere to the right. The court further finds the accused. First Lieut. 8. Andrews, not guilty of all of the specifications and charges, and there fore acquits him upon all specifica tions and charges." The eourt-martial then closed and the defendant's friends, and members of the court-martial, crowded around to congratulate Him. The final deci sion of the court martial ended the Andrews case and the air service of ficer stands freed of all charges made against him. and freed from his own plen of knsnnity made at the beginning of the tria(. * Pleaded Guilty in U. 8. Court. Lieutenant Andrews was arrested by federal authorities. on October 21. 1922. after having landed his plane in Callibnn pasture seme 25 miles north of Laredo. The ship stopped near ten sacks of tequila. Later the officer pleaded guilty in the United States district court at Laredo to Jiqncr charges. Before the court-martial'he was tried under the 95th and 9fith articles of war. four separate specifications be ing cited. The first was that he il legally possessed nnd transported in toxicating liquor in a government air plane : the second that be entered into an agreement with one Earl F. Evnns to bring lioifor from Laredo to San Antonio; the third that he made'n false official statement to his superior officer, and the fourth that he used a government airplane without au thority for the purpose of transporting liquor. Pleaded Former Jeonardv. It was generally agreed, after tfie trial, that the disease won its case i>hen Lieut. Park Holland, air ser vice, and special counsel for the de fense gained a ruling from the court that the accused ind once been placed in jeonardy for the crime alleged in the first specification, and conse quently the evidence supporting flint allegation not bo Considered by the court-martial in that trial. Capt. Humphrey Biddle, trial judge advocate, stated when the court ruled out the evidence supporting the first charge, that that charge the foundation for all the other charges, and that if the court would not hear the evidence to prove or disprove the alleged crime in the first specification, it was doubtfid if any evidence could be introduced to sup port the remaining charges. He asked the court to reconsider its action with reference to that charge, which it did. but made no change in its ruling. Both defense nnd prosecution agreed that no evidence had been introduced to support tbe second specification, which alleged that an had been made with Earl F. Evans, and liefore the egse was convludc.l a ver dict of not guilty ,was announced on that eortnt. When arguments by counsel bevan. only two charges remained. They (Continued on next page.) The Feminine Bloc in Congress This is the first picture taken of the three women members of Congress. Left to right. Congresswoman Huck of Illinois. Nolan oK California mid Robertson ,of Oklahoma. Mrs. Huck nnd Mrs. Nolan were elected to fill the unexpired terms of tlnir husbands who died while in office. GASOLINE IS CUT 2 CENTS A GALLON BY BIG COMPANIES Local Conditions Said to Be Responsible tor Redactions. San Antonio motorists were agree ably surprised Wednesday when the price of gasoline was reduced to 18 cents a giillou at drive-in stations of several of tbe large companies. There had been several reports o the effect that gasoline prices were due for a sharp increase, and the cuts made Wednesday came ns joyous news to automobile owners. The first price cut pas posted Wed nesday by the Gulf Ref aing Com pany. Similar reductions were posted shortly afterward by the Grayburg. Producers and Humble, it was not un til Thursday morning that these cuts were met by the Oriental and Texas Comjwnies. Of all the large comp anies, the Maguolia wus the only one which had not posted any price change to 10 o'clock 'fliursduy m .filing, 1 ; It is eupjawst tbiit gaaolln* prill's were lowered here chiefly as a residt of lo«al conditions, ns prices outside the city remain the same, while in some sections of the country gasoline was advanced one cent. With each price change, rumors of a "gasoline war” start afresh. The so-called "independent" refiners charge that the big lompanics aw waging a war of exterminatipn the big companies claim that they must either meet competition or take their wagons off the streets. However, it seems to be (he con sensus of opinion among old men here that the price of IS cents cannot re main in‘effect very long. Crude oil prices, one oil man declared have gen erallv advanced and the price uow asked for gasoline is erftirely out of line with that commanded by crude oil. FRANCE AND SOVIET LIKELY TO RESUME NEGOTIATIONS SOON Cabinet Decides on Mis sion to Russia, Paris Paper Says. Hr the Associated Kress. Paris, Feb. 22.—Tbe French govern ment has decided to .resume negotia tions with Soviet Russia, according to the Echo National. The newspaper says that the cabinet ministers discussed this question at their last meeting and decided to send a mission to Russia in a month or so, although Premier Poincare oposed such a step. There has been considerable talk about the resumption of relations be tween the two countries since the re cent visit to Moscow of Edouard Her riot, former minister of national sub sistence and labor. The government has contended. 'How ever, that M. Herriot's visit was en tirely personal and that France was in no way bound by any negotiations undertaken by him., M. De Chevilly. pho spoke for France nt The Hague conference last June, left for Moscow today. It was reported that his visit was to lie in the nature more or less of a semi-official mission, and that he would endeavor to ascertain whether Moscow would be disjhised to accept conditions that would make a resump tion of relations possible. TWO RECEIVE BOMBS Inflrnal Machines Sent by Hungarian ‘'Committee of 101.” * Budapest. Feb. 22.—Infernal ma chines wc.ro received yesterday by tbe opposition leader in Parliament. Herr Flat, and Deputy Rassay. editor of the opposition newspaper. Being suspicions of the pan-els they called in experts. Each parcel con tained a bomb and n card bearing the words “hearty greetings from the committee of on hundred snd one." The news of the attempt on the lives of tbe deputies aroused a storm of indignation in the national assem bly. There is no trace of those re sponsible for sending the bomb’. POLICE POSTED AT CATHOLic CHURCHES IN NEW YORK CITY Persons With Sasoicioas Bandies Will Be Halted. New York. Feb. 22. -A police guaid was pmted today at every Roman Catholic Chinch in Greater New York. The blue coats were instructed to keep persons carrying suspicious bundles from entering Ilie churches and also* to prevent loitering. In spector Leahy refused to give any reason for his order. Monsignor Lavelle, vicar general of the diocese, said today the church au thorities had not asked police protec tion for tbe churches and he believed that action was spontaneous on the part of the police department. The sexton of one downtown Cath olic Church sail there had been thefts from poor boxes and candle deposit aries in Cutholic Churdies and that the guards might have been in ait effort itus-aptliri' tbe Maratnl>rs. H“ ilet-laA’d he kli. w of no threats to burn ehnrnata, >i«h as have been received in Canada, where fourteen Catholic Churches have bt>en de stroyed by fire. There have been several fires re cently in Catholic Churches in North ern New York. HELD FOR THEFT Grand Jury Returns Twenty Indict menis Against Two Boys. Jack Sperry. 19. and D. H. Hayner, 29. were taken into custody by Deputy Sheriff YVhitt Speer. Thursday morn ing and placd in the county jail. The arrests were based on twenty indict ments returned against them by tbe Bexar county grand jury, alleging burglary nnd theft. The prisoners are two of three youths arrested b$ Police Chief Van Hiper. Captain Street and Detectives Boatright, Carver nnd Harvey on Jan uary 19. last, in connection with wholesale robberies of San Antonio business Jiouses. The nppreheusion of the lads, detectives said nt the time, resulted in the recovery of stolen property, valued in excess of $3OOO. TM Youths, after foriunl charges had been filed in Justice Fisk's court charging burglary and theft, waived an examining trial and were released on bail. With the return of the true bills by the grand jury, officers were detailed to re-arrest them. The third defendant.is expected to be taken into custody during the afternoon. Indictments returned against (hem arc bnsed on the burglaries staged at the following stores: E. M. Saun ders. 3801 South Flores street; H. Y. Lander, 1301 Avenue D; C. A. Schoh. 5301 South Flores street: H. L. Miskimin. 917 Bout|i Flores street: J. F. Heffram. 505 Roosevelt avenue: J J. McCabe, 231 G South Flores street; A. C. Toudouze. 3903 South Flore- Mieet: .1. L. Cno-. 1201 North Hackberry street ; Beacon Hill- Pharmacy. 1201 West Woodlawn avenue: Evergreen drug store. 1824 Main avenue and Joe Lame’s garage, 524 Garden street. WOMAN, 101, DIES Lavaca County Centenarian Was Only 11l a Few Days. Yoakum. Tex.. Feb. 22. —Mrs. Jane Curry, aged 101 years, died, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. A. Fuller of Bra non. Lavaca county, last Fri day. follow ing an illness of only a few days. Besides her daughter. Mr's. Full er. she is survived by a sister. Mrs. Julius. Einkauf of Sheridan, Tex. Prince George Cuts OH Small Toes to Impfove “Dawncing” lamdon. Feb. 22.—Prince George underwent an operation in Buck ingham place today for tbe removal of th« small toe from each foot. He bad suffered from tin* insist ent flexion of the toes, known ns hammer toe. which caused him con siderable in his naval duties and also his dancing, of which he is a devotee. Recently he underwent an oper ation for appendicitis. He is the vonwgest son of King George and is in his twcutr-second year. APOLIMR HAS NO APPARENT . FEM OF DEATH Condemned Man Eats Hearty Breakfast and Talks Cheerfully. WILL HANG FRIDAY Smiles Slightly at Request That He Be Photo graphed. Clemente Apolinar. who within less I than 24 hours must pay the supreme penalty for the murder of Theodore Bernhard, 14-year-old San Antonio youth, awaited death” in his cell at the Bexar county jail Thurs day as though lie were expecting freedom instead of the hangman's noose. Jail attendants marvelled at the calmness with which he discussed his impending doom. Father P. J. Crane and Ixmis Lopez, the one his spiritual adviser and the other his barber met in the condemned man's cell. Father Crane, after spend ing ‘several hours with Apolinar, de clared -that the mar. is ready to meet his fate, “philosophically, making the best of it. as every man should do." The barber shaved the man and gnie him a hainut. Apolinar conversed cheerfully with Um while he did his work. But for the iron bars, n chance visitor might have imagined himself in a barber alwqi. Jail attendants be lieve that Apolinar will maictain this same onia* demeanor until the trap is Ipru.-ig aS >1 :0h Friday morning. Eats a Hearty Breakfast. Apolinar. after n good night's rest, at 1 his usual hearty breakfast Tburs day morning. Tn addition lie was giv en six big red apples and six juicy oranges, several of which he con sumed with relish. Aud he smoked only the usual number of cigarettes. Shortly afterwards, Father Crane, of St. Leo's Church. Harlandale, ac companied by Father Soriano, en tered his cell. Apolinar conversed with tham freely and maintained that he i -s ready to go. He seemed to have absolutely no fear of death. Even when Deputy Sheriff F. N. Flores, accompanied by Lopez, carry ing a small blaek kit containing his barber tools, entercr. the cell the man showed no surprise. He seemed glad to see tbe deputy anil greeted him cheerfully. He stood immovable as the deputy handcuffed his hands be hind him. Although he showed no signs of becoming violent, the deputy deemed it best to nt least confine his hands while the barber was wielding t-he shears and razor. For condemned men. officers say. often attempt to cheat the gallows. Neither did the nearness of his death seem to rob Apolinar of his sense of humor. A request that he permit himself to be photographed brought an .almost imperceptible smile to his ordinarily immobile face. “What good would a picture do me, I can't see it after I am dead?” the condemned man remarked. He final ly consented, however, with the pro vision that one be furnished his mother. Gets No Fowl From the Outside. According to Jailer John Wiatvek. the only request Apolinar made Thursday was for some “tomatoes and hot peppers.” These were purchased at the market house and given to him. An elaborate Mexican dinner, sent to the jail Wwlnesday for Apolinar was not given to him. It is strictly against the rules to give a condemned man food prepared on the outside, so Jailer Wiatrek reluctantly turmul it back. While he expressed the opinion that it was offered in absolutely good faith, the fo<xl of n prisoner so near death must be carefully guarded. "Under instructions from Sheriff Tobin,” the jailer said. “I furnish Apolinar anything ho wants. I have a box of oranges and a box of apples here for him. But he has less than 24 hours to live. He wont want nil of them. But I am not allowed to let him bate any food, even a cigar or cigarette, brought from outside the jai I J*- Watches Match Tick Off the Hours. Apolinar, the jailor said, shows ab solutely no fear of death. He appears the same as he did when he was placed in jail months ago. But those who arc in close attendance upon him have observed furtive glances cast at a dollar watch, banging in one of the two windows which allow a dim light to filter into his cell. The watch is audibly ticking off the minutes until the hour when the man must die. Preparations for the banging are complete and with clock-like regular ity. each deputy assigned to a certain task, tbe execution will take place shortly after 11 o'clock Friday mot-n ing. In a steel locker on the first floor of the county jail, in a burlap bag. reposes the rope with which tbe man's neck is to be broken. The rope is soft and pliable and heavily son pis I so that the noose will draw taut quickly when the weight ot the body falls upon it. In the noose is a knot, almost the size of a man's leg. This (Continued on next page.) TWO CR MTQ 111 city and vicinity A Flv. cent* on tralna and SWEEPING CHARGES MADE AGAINST SENATOR-ELECT AND THE KU KLUX KLAN Senators Asked to Bar Mayfield Even if Peddy Is Not Recognized as Sen ator-elect — Petition Alleges That 200,000 Votes Counted for Mayfield Were Illegal and Fraudulent and That Several Thousand for Peddy Were Thrown Out. By the Associated Press. Washington, D. C., Feb. 22. — Sweeping charges against the Ku Klux Klan and its officers were made today in papers filed with the Senate challenging the right of Earle B. Mayfield to take his seat in the next Congress as a senator from Texas. The election contest and its accompanying charges were filed by George Peddy, who ran for senator last No vember in Texas, as a Republican and independent Demo crat. He accused Mr. Mayfield, during a bitter campaign, of being the candidate of the klan as well as of the regular Democratic organization. Excessive and illegal expenditure of money by th? Mayfield forces, fraud in counting the ballots, and other iiTegO|arities were charged in the contest petition, which asked for a recount. It was contended that Mr. Peddy actually was elected, but, in the event the Senate does not so decide, it was asked in the petition that Mr. Mayfield nevertheless be barred from taking his seat. 'The Ku Klux Klan was charged in the petition with concealing its real designs under a cloak of patriotic pre tensions, in order to hide plans to “subject the government of the constitution to the ‘invisible empire,’ ” and with con spiracy to evade, violate and defeat federal and state laws. WASHINGTON WOMAN, ARRESTED IN RAID, NOT A BOOTLEGGER Jury Acquits Her—Embas sy Liquor Scandal Involved. H asiiinylon*. D. C.. Feb. 22.—Mrs. Elizabeth J. Hecht, who was arrested several weeks ago by police and pro hibition agents in a raid on her apart ment in a fashionable section of Washington, was acquitted by a jury oil charges of selling and illegal pos session of liquor. Police said liquors found in her apartment had been obtained through a legation here. A man, who said he was the minister of a Central American republic, was in her apart ment at the lime of the raid. Index to Advertisers Index to principal advertising In to- tlay'B Kight, for guidance of shoppers: Advertiser — Page. Alamo Radio Electric Co 4 Amusements 16 Hanks. Insurance. Investments .'0 Calumet Baking Powder C 0.... 8 Classified nnd Real Estate ... 18-19 Fomby Clothing Co 7 Fox <'ompany 4 Frank Bros Frtst Bros. Co 5 Gossan & Bros. Thos Jnskc Bros. Co 9-10-11-12 Karotkln Furniture Co 11-15 Parfumerie. Bd. Pinaud Richter’s Bakery Rotary Page. The St. Anthony Hotel 14 8. A. Public Service Co Snip Serve Sommers’ I»rug Stores 2® Steamship Unes Sugarman Bros. Co Vogue. Tie Washer Bros. Co 2-5-14-2* Winerich Motor Sales Co i Wolff & Marx ’Co 4 I Wolfson Dry Goods Co.. Inc. ... ‘Talk Title Talk’ Hundreds of Dollars To be awarded to best "Talkers” For particulars see page 7 x HOME EDITION ( It was further charged that the or ganization had attempted "prostitu tion of the Christian religion" and had resorted to use of “brute force.” intimation and immoral and lawless practices. A detailed indictment klan was made in the petition, which was regarded as the opening gun m a sen atorial election contest of unparalleled bitterness. In addition to these charges, Mr. Peddy based bis claim to the Texas senatorship on an allegation that 200,- 000 votes counted for Mayfield were "illegal and fraudulent,” aud that "sev eral thousand” actually east for Ped dy were not counted. Tbe cxiwnditure of $150,000 in be half of Mayfield in the Texas pri mary. in violation of the state law limiting I'xpenditurcs to JIOJK.a) was charged in the petition, which also declared that Mayfield's name was il legally placed on the printed ballot and Pcddy's name illegally denied a place so that it had to be written in by voters. Says Officers, Helped Mayfield. The printing of Mayfield's name was made illegal, it was contended. J>y the alleged illegal expemtitures and the alleged “eonspiracy" with the Ku Klux Klan. Mayfield's election was sought by the Ku Klux Klan, the petition continued, to foster its al leged purpose of securing pvliticai and comercial domination. It was de clared that the alleged eonsidracy was assisted by "various state aud county officials" of Texas. T'te charges enumerated alleged vio lations rf the corrupt practices aet ; alleged "false testimony i i connection with the t'orsieana injunction case: "alleged misuse and abti e of his of ficial powers as railroad commissioner to compel financial and political sup port and contributions by individuals, corporations, et al. having business with the railroad commission of Tex as and "his alleged membership in and approval of the Ku Klux Klan and its activities." Ask for Recount. “A recount of the vote* is proved ' the petition said, "it being alleged that if only such votes as Mayfield received were counted for tin». and if all legal votes which Peddy re ceived were counted for him. IVddy received a majority of (he legal votes. "He (Mayfield) was not tairly elect ed because of the leaving of Peddr's name off the Ballots. be<ause of tbe widespread intimidation o* voter* ex ercised by his representatives and <-n -| eonsnirators (including the Kn Klux I Klan* and because of fraud practin-d in conducting the election and in (Continued on next page.)