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OL. XLIII—NO. 35.
HPOUNAR PAYS WITH LIFE FOR CRIME ■Husband Dies, Wife Loses Both Hands, Because of Raging Blizzard ARMER IS Iniartyr FOR IFF, BABES 'ost in Blinding Snow* storm He Shields Them From Wind. ODY FOUND RIGID wife and Children Huddle । Beneath Ice*crusted Blankets. NDURE IT 33 HOURS ather Buried, Children Well, Mother’s Hands Amputated. Wahpeton, X. D.. Feb. 23.—A vic la of the recent blizzard, John I’.; plfe, farmer, nged 31. was buried I Hankinston today, while in a bos ra! his widow, with him in the storm. Id er we nt amputation of both hands Id a foot. For 33 hours Wolfe, his Ifo and their two children, a boy of nnd a girl of 2, were out in a raging Izzard, their only protection the ugh sides of a wagon box and a few leainflb-Tr;. [Wolfe, in attempting to retrace his Lr, lost his bearings. lit their home an older son become Mons and started a search but was reed by the storm to return to the (use. u.ate the next day the storm abated d the search was started. put in the field, a hundred feet from ■ road and only 200 yards from the use, the sled was found. pearly smothered beneath ice crust [blankets, with the snow heaped in r>n them, the mother and children re huddled together. The father was standing upright. | face turned toward the northwest. I body rigid, and his Arms ont etchcd to better protect the ones he fed. Though his arms nnd legs had been Izen solid, his face seared, he lived prat days. The children are well. The baby, fen found, was nestled in her moth p arms unharmed, shielded by the ids that were amputated today. INDU WIDOW SITS lon funeral pyre WITH DEAD SPOUSE blds His Head in Her Lap [ While Flames Ep; Rise. ->*’ ft ." t •* ' Calcutta, Feb. 23.—A case of sut- L reported from a village called Uy. in the Etawah district, indicates It the ancient Hindu custom of low suicide has not yet entirely nppeared. futtee is the name given to a Hindu |ow,-who, to avoid the social stigma MnuOwhood, throws herself upon I funeral pyre of her busband and L by the fire which consumes his |y. A British law, making the Ittor of a suttee liable to conviction I abetment of suicide or murder, has ued to cause the rite to die out, I it is still practiced occasionally. In the case reported from Etawah, nga Din Ahir, 28, died. His wife, kammat Rukka, three years young (announced her intention to become luttee. In the morning when the body of nga Din was taken for cremation, I widow dressed as a bride and foi led. carrying lighted candles. She Iked around the pyre as a token of beet, then mounted it and sat with I husband's head in her lap while I fire was applied to the wood. Is a result of the woman's death. Iriminal case was started against I men. Three were acquitted, and [others sentenced to four years' im lonment. p,OOO POLICE MARCH knese Officers Called to Control Demons (ration. okio. Feb. 23.—Ten thousand Po land soldiers wore called out today bohtrol a demonstration in favor Ihe universal suffrage bill Jo be bduoed tn lower house the I nf of per* ! | marched around fr.e Talare cheer he emperor. Bnopposition in the Diet is sup png the bill nnd the government p is expected to op[o.<e it. THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT Theaters Tarn Off Fires Daring Exciting Acts; Use Haman Heat Boston. Mass.. Feb. 23.—Excit ing plays and motion pictures cause the temperatures of audiences to rise and result in the throwing off of heat which judicious theater owners utilize as a substitute for fuel, according to Professor Ward F. Miller of the Massachusetts In stitute of Technology, who - has made tests on Boston audiences. Some theater owners lower the heat supply as acts approach their climax. Fat persons, according to Pro fessor Miller, give much more heat than thin ones, as well as greater moisture, which also is beneficial, since the average theater atmos phere is unusually dry. FORD-FOR-PRESIDENT IS AGAIN HEARD IN DEMOCRATIC HALLS Henry Heads Delegation to Michigan Con vention. Detroit. Mich, Feb. 23.—The pos sibility that Henry Ford may be en dorsed as the party’s presidential candidate in 1024, overshadowed all other business before Michigan Demo crats when they met in state conven tion today to adopt a platform and nominate candidates for minor state offices. Some party leaders expressed fear that the proposed Ford endorsement may turn the convention into a di vided camp. The Ford boom came up at the last state Democratic convention and, for a time, it apeared that the party would fall in line, but it was decided not o complicate national issues with the figbMhen at hand to eject Wood bridge N. Ferris, former governor to the Senate. Mr. Ford was selected by Wayne county Democrats to bead the delega tion of 137 in today's convention, hut few expected the manufacturer to ap pear presonally. No statement has been made by Mr. Ford's close friends, as to his at titude on the political si'nation. CRACKSMEN GET $2OOO Dozen Bandits Blacken Faces, Bind Two. and Escape. Chicago. Feb. 23.—A bond of numbering nearly n dozen ‘and with faces blackened, today en tered the wheel sale grocery house of the Durand-McNeil Horner Company, bound two employes, blew the safe and escaped with $2OOO. according to police reports THE WEATHER TEMPER ATCHES. FEB. 22. 2 a. m 51 3 P- m <0 3 a. m 51 4 P -m 66 4 a. m 50 5 P- m so 6 a. m 5* * P- m $9 < h. m jo • P- m 58 7 a. m 19 ’ P- rn 50 8 a. tn 49 9 P. m 55 9 a. m 49 to P- m 54 10 a. m 49 11 P. m 53 11 a. m 61 12 midnight. .. .52 12 noon 52 FEB. 23. 1 p. in 53 1 a. xn... 52 2 p. m 54 FORECAST. San Antonia nnd vicinity: Friday night and Saturday, cloudy with probably lo cal rains; minimum temperature. 52 to 56: Hg’it to moderate easterly to routh erly winds. Baat Texas: Cloudy; probably lochl rains; somewhat warmer Saturday in noht portion. West Texnc Partly cloudy in north •and west portions: probably rain in southeast portion; not much change In temperature. HOME WEATHER FOR TOVRISTS. St. Louin: Temperature. 24; partly cloudy; twelve-mile wind from the northeast; lowest temperature In last 24 hours, 24; highest. 40. Chien go: Temperature 12; dear: four teen-mlle wind from the northwest: low est temperature in last 24 hours. 10: highest. 26. Kansas City: Temperature. 26; clear: twelve-mile wind from the east; lowest temperature in last 24 nours, 26; high est. 46. New York: Temperature. 22; clear; 30. mile wind from the northwest: lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 20;. high est. 39. Washington: Temperature. 21; clear: eight-mile wind from the northwest; lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 24; highest. 40. ‘Talk Title Talk’ > Hundreds of Dollars To be awarded to best “Talkers’* ' For particulars sec page 7 SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1923.-—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES THIRTEEN BURN TO BEITH IND THREE MISSING Many Escape by Jumping From Windows of Rooming House. FAMILIES WIPED OUT Husband Flees Blaze While Wife and Daughter Trapped. Kansas City, Kan.. Feb. 23 — Thirteen persons were burned to death and three others were reported miss ing in a fire here early today which destroyed a two-story frame rooming house. The dead and unaccounted for are: Mrs. Elisha Colston, 27. and her children, Violet, 5; Johnson Vernon, Leo Brown, 32, his wife. Bessie. 28. and children, Catherine. 8, Arthur, C, Margaret. 4, nnd Ix'o Jr.. 2. Alonzo Bardwell, 22, his wife, Lil lian. 20, nnd infant child. Edgar Munyon. 17, and grand mother, Mrs. Munyon, tiO. Mrs. Anna Sargent, 43. and grand son. Donald, 5. Chester Slayton. 10. Thirteen bodies had been recovered at noon. Hix of these w tie adults and seven were children. The only bodies identified were those of Mrs. Colston and two children. Jump From Windows Between 30 aial 40 peewit*'occupied rooms on the second floor of the building. Maliy escaped by jumping from windows. In the first floor of the building was a garage in which fifteen motor cars were destroyed. Fire Chief John McNarrey esti mated the total property damage ,at $20,000. The fire was discovered shortly after 2 o'clock by persons on a pass ing street car. The crew and pas sengers shouted to those in the build ing to awaken them. Ellisba Colston, a transrer man. es caped with his 5-year-cld daughter. Helen. He was unable to bring the rest of nis family out. "I though 1 hud my youngest child in my arms when I rax from the houst.” Colston said. s’Tasteud. I had ray oldest. -My wife attempted to follow with the other two children. They are probably vend, they tell me The building was L, ening so fast that the stnirs collapsed as I wen down the steps.” Six Members of Family Gone. Mrs. Ella Sargent, who escaped from the building with her 7-year-old daughter, Letha. said she was positive her son Donald, nnd her mother-in law Mrs. Anna Sargent, hnd perished in the fire. Mrs. Sargent said she was awakened by her mother-in-laws screams. Picking up her daughter. Mrs. Sargent ran through the flames out of the build ing She said she lust saw her mothcr-in-'aw picking up Donald, and that they lid not come out. Mrs. Anna Sargent hnd been almost crip pled by rheumatism. No trace has been found of the six members of the Brown family. T. C. Hattley, proprietor of the garage. was in the building when the fire was discovered. He attempted to turn in nn nlarn,. but the flames prevented him reaching the telephone The fire spread to a two-story frnmt dwelling house but was ex tignguisbed. FALLS FOR ACTRESS Movie Magazine Publisher Settles Separation Suit Out of Court. New Feb. 23.—The separn- of Mrs. Eleanor V. V. Brewster against her husband. Eugene V. Brewster, publisher of a motion picture magazine, brought because of liis attentions to Miss Corliss Palmer, motion picture actress, has been set tled. Mrs. Brewster's attorneys an nounqcd today that a 850.000 home at Roslyn. L. 1., with furnishings valued' at $40,000. nnd alimony, had been given to their client/ Mrs. Brewster receives the custody of a boy, 3 years old. V Brewster has frankly admitted his infatuation for Miss Palmer. “WOLF” IS SENTENCED Convicted Banker Granted 00-day Respite to Fight Case. '— Chicago. Feb. 23.—John V.'. Worth ington. banker, known as “the Wolf of LaSalle Street." who yesterday was sentenced to prison for two years and fined $lOOO for conviction nf mail frauds, today bad a 00-day respite in which to fight the case. Former Statesman Seriously BL Philadelphia. Feb. 23. — Charle magne Tower, former ambassador to Russia and Germany, who is ill in u hospital here with pneumonia, was in a critical condition today. Is Hanged for Murder REPUBLICANS YIELD; FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR THE SHIP BILL Harding and Administra tion Leaders Agree to Give In. Washington. D. C., Feb. 23.—An end of the Senate shipping bill fight appeared near nt hand today through an agreement made behind dosed doors for a temporary armistice in the filibuster which has blocked all busi ness since Monday. After the agreement administration lenders conceded that the ship bill as "as good as dead.” No Inter than tomorrow night, it was said, the vote on reconnuitHl will come an<l the bill “interred with proper obsequies.” • The plans for a break in the fili buster an<l abandonment of any ses ! sion tonight were made after n con ference at the Whitt House between President Harding nnd Senator Cur tis of Kansas, assistant Republican leader. The willingness of' administration leaders to call off any session tonight ahd spend two hours tomorrow on minor bills was regarded by ship bill opponents as a sign of dissolution. DE VALERA STILL FREE Free Staters Capture Twenty Irish Irregulars in Raids. By th* Associated Frmw. Dublin. Feb. 23.—More than twen ty Irish irregulars Were captured in raids in Dublin last evening and this morning, it was stated this afternoon. Additional in ids nre in progress. A report that De Vnlern had been arrested proved Io be without foun dation. < 1 In the Sunday Light Do you remember the way you enjoyed the Lin coln J. Carter “melodrammers” of the old days in the theater? The times you sat in a gallery seat and applauded the comedian who saved “the papers” by sitting on them when “the villun” set them afire in order to defraud the beautiful heroine? If you do you will enjoy O. O. Mclntyre’s article in The Sunday Light in which he recalls those days and shows. Announcement will be made in Sunday’s Light of the winners in the popular ‘.‘Little Men” crypto gram contest and the winning letters will be pub lished. And Ring Lardner “comes to the rescue” of har assed hostesses with an original suggestion for an nternational dinner. Whether you use the menu or the idea is beside the question. You will enjoy reading Ring’s story anyhow. Kathleen Norris, George Ade and other famous writers all contribute to The Sunday Light which also carries all the news of the world, fnaking it the most interesting newspaper in ihe Southwest. You had better join its large body of readers. Order your copy of The Sunday Light today. CLEMENTE APOUNAR WOMAN, 80, AND 2 MEN LEAP OUT OF BURNING BUILDING Five Fires in Tenement District Believed to Be of Incendiary Origin. New York. Feb. 23.—A woman of SO years and two men jumped -arly today from windows and fire escapes in an East Side tenement lit use tire, believed to have been incendiary. All three were seriously burl. A score of others were rescued. The fire was the fitth within a radius of three blocks in an hour, all be liered to be of incendiary origin. NEFF HAS BEXAR BILL Governor to Delay Action Pending Handling of Court Bill. Austin. Tex., Feb. 23. —The Bexar county district court bill, which ha> passed finally in both branches of the legislature, is now on the gover nor's desk for action. It was staled Friday that the governor Is not to tat-- any action on the measure for several days. He is probably waiting to sec what progress his court bill makes in the Legislature. This is the bill which divides Ihe state'into five judicial districts, whose judges shall try only criminal cases where thee is a congestion of dockets. Boat Picks Vp Survivors. Halifax, X. 8.. Feb. 23.—The Swed ish steamer Storvick wirelessed today that she had rea-bed the crew of the steamer Helena Tootine. which had been abandoned about 2tM miles north of the Bermudas. THINKS DEATH PENALTYWILL HE ABOLISHED Dr. Emory Lyon Says Capi tal Punishment Does Not Deter Criminals. SCORES TEXAS PRISONS Believes System Very In efficient Because It Does Not Make Profit. Capital punishment is not effective as a crime deterrent and should be abolished, according to F. Emory Lyon, founder and president of the Central Howard Association of Chi cago, w ho is in San Antonio to speak in the interest of crime prevention and prison reform. Dr. Lyon spoke before the members of the Kiwanis Club at the regular weekly luncheon, Friday noon. Capital punishment is ineffective in stopping crime, Dr. Lyon believes, because those for whom the example is intended, arc for Ihe most part, men of little foresight or of abnormal mentality. In proof of his conten tion, be draws an illustration from the history of England. "A hundred years or more ago,'' he said. Friday morning, - capital punishmeni was inflicted for deeds that would be classed as misdemeanors to day. There aro many instances on recoril‘'vhere pickjiockets have •■vn fersed that Ihe/ found their riihest field in which to ply their trade, in the crowds that gathered to witness the hanging of a pickpocket. Prae tloally every pickpocket that was hanged in those days had seen one. or more pickpockets hanged before he, himself was apprehended." Will Eventually Be .Abolished. When society inflicts capital pun ishment upon a man for murder. Dr. Lyon believes, it violates its own law of self-defense. The, only justifica tion for self-defense that will hold in a court of law, is fear that cue’s own life is endangered. Dr. Lyon Mid. When society inflicts capital punish ment. ho continued, there is, of course, no fear on the part of society that its own life is endangered by the one upon whom capital punishment is inflieted. “Capital punishment will be abol ished in the course of lime. There are a dozen states in which capital pun ishment is not inflicted. In Wiscon sin and Michigan capital punishment has never been inflicted and statistics will show that the number of murders in those states arc not any greater in pro|>ortion to the population tbun in those states that exact the death penalty for murder." Scores Texas Prison System. The Texas prison system wns se verely scored by Dr. Lyon. The prison system should not only be self-sup porting bnt it should make a.sufficient ly large profit to allow the prisoners to support their dependents and to give them a new start in life after they are discharged. There is primn facie evidence of gross inefficiency. Dr. Lyon believes, in the fact that the prison system of Texas cannot sup port itself by cultivating 82,000 acres of land. That a prison system enn support itself and turn in a surplus to the state treasury is proved by the rec ord of two states—Mississippi and Minnesota—Dr. Lyon asserted. In addition to turning in thousands of dollars each year to the state treas. ury, the prison system of Minnesota pays the convicts for their labor, and at the end of their terras, gives them a $25 discharge fee. Not Given Enough to Eat. “Several years ago I visited Texas," Dr. Lyon related. "At that time the state administration was highly elated over the fnct that the state prison farms had made over $1,000.- 000 in cotton. I visited the farms near Sugarland. In my association with the convicts on these farms I learned that the universal complaint was that they did not have enough to eat. They would to work fourteen hours a day if they were given substantial food. They were fed on squash, yams and other food not high in nourishment value. . “After my return to Chicago I wrote a letter to the governor of Texas, in which I cited the results of my in vestigation. A few weeks Inter I re ceived a reply from Ihe governor, in which he than'a-d me for calling hG attention to conditions existing on! the convict farms and stated that he had turned the k>tter over to the prison commission fo> investigation. “That action was ridiculous. In my •eply to the governor I asked him hat if he had reports that one of his ■mployes was inefficient, that if he yould refer the matter to that nar icnlnr employe for investigntion. The irison commission was responsible for he condition that was the subject of ny report to the governor." Dr. Lyon believes that pamle or irsbatinn officers should be on duty n every countv seat ns nn adjunct >f the court. By this means tne wns- (Continued on next page | CLANG OF STEEL TRAP ENDS MUTTERED PRAYER AMID WAILS OF MOTHER Rope Severs Jugular Vein in Apolinar’s Drop to Death and Blood Spouts Over Body — Pronounced Dead in Three Minutes — Gruesome Cere mony Performed as Prisoners Sing “Nearer My God to Thee” —Crowds Throng Streets Outside County, Jail. Condemned Man Unmoved as He Stepped on Trap. Calm and unmoved up to the very moment of execu tion, with an “adios” and a mumbled prayer, “my Jesus mercy; Mary my mother, help me,” Clemente Apolinar shortly after 11 o’clock Friday morning was hanged in the Bexar county jail for the murder of Theodore Bernhard, fourteen-year-old San Antonio boy, who was killed on Au gust 16, 1921. The trap was sprung at 11:07, strangling Apoliny'< muttered prayer. As the rope tightened abou^ netful the weight of his body caused iLto.cut ifito th# Cosh, ng the jugular vein. Blood gmttad fuMjpfhp wound, spurt, ing over the right syje hjs body-jrfid onto the floor, as the body rape. *3fc was pronodStecl dead minutes, broken his neck. Maintaining a fortitude in the~fac§ of deajb wMeh has caused wonderment among jail attaches’ftrr the last weeK, Apolinar stood without a quiver on the steel trap while the noose was being adjusted. Staring straight in front of him, with a half wistful look in his eyes, he repeated, after his spiritual advisers, his last prayer. Never for a moment throughout the dreadful ordeal of listening to the death warrant, the death march to the scaffold or the agonizing moments when the noose was being adjusted, did he flinch. This despite the fact that for five minutes before 11 o’clock he could hear the pitiful wail of his mother and the hoarse sobs of his only brother. “Apolinar went to his fate like a man,” was the unanimous verdict of the hundreds who witnessed the execution. 30 MINERS GIVEN 3 YEARS EACH IN CONSPIRACY CASE Plead Guilty and Are Sen tenced to Peni tentiary. Wellsburg, W. Ya.. Feb. 23 — Thirty miners, indicted for conspiracy in the Cliftonville strike riot, which cost the lives of Sheriff H. H. Duvall and six of the attacking party last July, today entered pleas of guilt; and were each sentenced to serve three years in the,Moundsville penitentiary by Judge Sommerville in circuit court here. Index to Advertisers Index to principal advertißinf In to day's Light, lor guidance of choppers: Advertiser— Page. Amusements 33 Knnka, Insurance, Investments. 28 aliquot Market 3T Barkin & Schilling 22 Beacon Shoe Store 16 Hluni Enni 16 Boston Shoe Store 1 11 Chew On Grocery Co 28 Classified and Real Estate 26-27 ClooOaa A Osborn ...." 18 l»alkowitz Bros. Co. ...'« Pouglaa shoo Store 13 Earl & Wilson 23 Federal Bakeries 17 Foniby Clothing Co.'.., t 7 I Frank Bros 1 | Giant Co., W. T Haas Bros. (Watt Cigars) . 22 1 H- rtcberg Jewelery <’o. 31 Hoyle A- Ra rick .* 10 | Joske Bros. Co 5-9 | K. « M. Shoe Store 17 I La Mode MHllneiy 17] LighFs Guaranteed Pure Food Pages rf-26-21 I Lurie & Hollman 2| Maison Maurice P* I Packing House Markets Reexe Co.. FBas. 28 I Sanitol chemical Laboratory Co. 18 I 43eamahip Lifted Tca-l<u Pecan Orchards 28 Vogue. The 15 I Washer Bros. Co. 5-13-23 I Winir.ms. J..hn TWO CENTS P “ ,o CH ’ * nd ’lemur X VV V VCiDi 1 O b-iv.eeou oo U>lM 4nd , lwwh „. Met Fate Like a Man. As the trap was sprung, the scores of spectators who had been allowed to witness the execution from the third floor, made a rush iij an effort to see Apolinar’s body as it dangled lat the end of the rope underneath. It was only with difficulty thaf*deputy sheriffs restrained the crojfd, and Deputy Sheriff John Subirs who as sisted Sheriff John W. Tobin, was almost pushed through the trap. Thousands Surround Jail. With the jail itself crowded to ca pacity, both on the third floor where the trap is situated and on the second floor to. which the body plunged, thou- I sands of people filled the jail yard I and surged in the street in front. A I sea of faces extended on every side of the jail as far its the eye could reach. Inside the jail, both on the second and third floors, curious spec tators. more bold than the rest, perched on the tops of cells, or elung to tbe gratings, in an effort to more clearly witness the gruesome spec tacle. On every building surrounding the jail, crowds of men perched, al though the could not hope to even hear tbe clang of the steel doors. The eager crowds began assembling in front of the jail as early as 7 o'clock and by 10 o'clock, -the hour set for admitting those with passes, it was almost iutpossitd|t to get near the jail. When the opqo*l a regular stampede enMFu nnd it was with difficulty that geputy sheriffs restrained them. DeputuM. N. Flores, who guarded the hed every man and compelled tm>se who earned pistols to cheek them at the office. Apolinar Comforts Mother. Apolinar, who had slept ]>eaeefu)ly throughout the nigh*?-'was saving his last farewell to Jils mother. Mrs. Jeff Herd, and his brother. Susono Ai»rfK nar. and a group of relatives. It was with difficulty that jail attendants kept the crowd from rushing in and interrupting this last sad ritat' Father John Hecker of Our M-ly of Perpetual Help Church. Father If" .1. Crane. Father A. and Father Mariano arrived sF the jail shortly after 10 o’clock and went' «b -rectly to the condemned nun'i cell. They comforted the weeing mother and brother and miuistered to inar. Tbe latter stood up in bls eell. * facing his mother, but showing nn / (Ootineed on next t>agt > HOME EDITION