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B'OL. XLIII-NO. 38.
DOPE GIRL AND HOLD HER NINE DAYS LARBOE SAYS I RAI NS OVER FORPRESENT Curtly Cloudy, Cooler I Weather Due Monday I Night and Tuesday. RAIN HEAVf TO SOUTH Rivers Leave Banks and I Precipitation Records I Are Broken. I The rainy weather in San Antonio |nd the vicinity is over, at least for pe time being, according to the fore last for Monday night and Tuesday- Issued by Meteorologist J. 11. Jarboe L small area of low pressure centered |ver New Mexico early Monday is [xpected to keep the weather here |artly cloudy and to bring some rain |o northeast Texas, but a northwest |rn “high” will become the chief in kuence on local conditions and the Lercury will drop somewhat. A min inum temperature of 42 to 48 degrees L forecasted before daylight Tues- Jay. Moderate to fresh southerly Linds will shift to northeasterly. I San Antonio's fainfall in the last Let spell totaled 1.61 inches for five lays and ran the total for the month b 5.46, in comparison to a February Average of 1.78. ' I Over Sunday, Little Rock, Ark., Lok first rank in the nation for rain- Lll with three inches in a series of punderStorms. Shreveport had 1.68, Chile lighter rains were reported all through Texas, Louisiana and for sev tal hundred miles northeastward. The Enusual sight of fog was provided Panhandle residents early Monday. I Mud Stops School. [“Cessation of rains in South Texas [roves a relief to nervous residents [ll along the Rio Grande. Nueces. Guadalupe and Colorado rivers and pwns not located on rivers but sit [ated in regions where the soil is prgely black mud. San Benito schools fere forced to close because of the Lnpassable condition of the streets, [nd a report comes from the border lown that a mule got stuck in one Itreet and had to be assisted from [is muddy moorings. | The Guadalupe river at Victoria Lent two feet two inches over flood Itage Sunday, but was down to four ken feet, two fbet below flood, and piling fast Monday. [ All rain records for the Rio Grande [alley were broken in the San Benito listrict by the February total of 8.6 Lobes recorded so far. Delay in cot lon planting has caused some valley prmers to plant broom corn instead, I crop that has yielded well and is laid to promise n good price this year. Stopped Much Travel. [ In the rise of the Guadalupe river, the water reached 25.2 feet at Gon lales at one time Saturday and was [p to 36 feet at Ottine. I’lum creek [as so high the Gonzales-Luling road [as closed, and the San Marcos river [ent up at one time so high the Gon ples-San Antonio road was impassa |le. I The Cuero-Gonzales road is report- Id almost impossible of use because If the mud. At Cuero, chickens, cattle and bogs [ere seen floating down the swollen [aters of the Guadalupe, but they [ere all from above DeWitt county. Is the river never went out of its lanks except at a few low places in tuero. I The Nueces at Three Rivers left its tanks but did not reach any houses Ind was down again Monday. Three Rivers recorded the heaviest rainfall ince 1919. There were 14.28 inches weeks. The 8. A.. U. & G. Rd'not operate a train over the Atas losa river from Tuesday to Saturday lecause of the washout near Campbell-' »n. UNTI-KLAN TICKET WINS IN EL PASO’S ELECTION OF MAYOR Mate Senator Will Resign to Take .Up Duties of Office. I • - I El Tex., Feb. 26.—Complete kturns from the city election Satur lay show that State Senator R. M. Dudley was elected mayor of El Tayo |n the anti-klan ticket by a majority If 2120 votes. I There were 13,024 votes cast, the prgest vote in a city election in the [story of El Paso. » I All anti-klan candidates running on lenator Dudley's ticket were elected. [Senator Dudley announced he would [esign to take up the duties of mayor, fire Destroys College Dormitory. I Davidson, N. C., Feb. 26.—Watts Dormitory, nt Davidson College, here [as. destroyed by fire of undetermined [igin yesterday. All of the sUsdents W-e in chapel when the fire was [iscovered. None were injured. The bos is estimated at $45,000, fully psured. THE SAN ANTONIO LIGHT INTERURBAN EXPRESS HITS ELEVATED TRAIN IN FOG; ONE KILLED Score Injured in Panic That Follows Unusual Wreck. Chicago. Fob. 26.— One man was killed and a -score of passengers in jured yesterday when the “Badger Limited,” an express train of the Chicago, Northwestern & Milwaukee Electric Road, crashed into the rear end of an elevated train at the 22nd street station. Although the impact was so severe that tWhee cars of the elevated train were demolished, the “Badger Lim ited” remained on the rails. Many of the passengers, who were not injured in the collision were trampled by terror-stricken men and women in their effort to escape. Joseph E. Van Sikle, motorman of the Milwaukee train, attributed the accident to a heavy fog. which pre vented him .from seeing the elevated train in time to avoid the collision. The man killed was Bert E. Clark of Chicago. REV. GRANT ATTACKS ADAM AND EVE IN EDEN AS A FABLE Pleads for Church House cleaning and Sun day Movies. New York, Fob. 26.— The Biblical version of the Garden of Eden, and the story “of Adam, the apple and poor Eve.” is a fable. Dr. Percy Stickney Grant, rector of the Protest ant Episcopal Church of the Ascen sion, told his congregation Sunday. He made a plea for a thorough house-cleaning by the churches. "There is a need of a new religion if the .hurch docs not cleau house of all its fetishes,” he said. “The fundamentalists in religion believe that they will attain happiness in the world to come through belief in the miraculous conception of Christ, his death and ascension into heaven. The theory is as unworthy of modern intel ligence as would be the belief today in the theories of the Egyptian priests of the past. “We cannot adhere to fables in reli gion any longer, for the young people of today are not going to believe what their grandparents did. The mind must contribute something to reli gion.” Dr. Grant defended Sunday motion pictures and theater performances. “Are people to sit all day in a tene ment house, on their one day of rest, and just think?" he asked. “No, they want to be moved by the passions of life, and travel far in their anagina tions to other lands, as portrayed on the stage and screen.”,. ROBBED STORE DAILY Two Admit Thefts for 26 Days From Same Grocery. St. Lonis, Feb. 26.— Two men ar rested today in an attempt to rob a chain grocery store, admitted, accord ing to police, that they had robbed one of the stores daily for the past 26 days, and that they made their living by robbing the stores. The company operating the stores says it lost 821.900 in robberies hero in the last throe and a half years. THE WEATHER TEMTKRATTRBS. FEB. 85. i P. m SO 2 a. m 59 S P. m si 3 a. m St 4 P. m 82 4 a. m SR 5 P. m 6.1 5 a. m 55 * p. m....•...<! ft a. m 50 7 P. m fin 7 a. m SA 0 P- m en R a. m fin 9 P. m sn 9 a. m r.n 10 P. m 59 10 a. m «2 11 P hi KO ii a. *lll 01 12 midnight.... 59 12 nonn ST FEB. IS. 1 n. m 72 1 m 59 2 p. m 74 FORECAST. Sun Antcnio and vicinity: Monday night and Tuesday, partly cloudy: cold er; minimum temperature. 42 tn 48: moderate to fresh southerly winds be coming northerly. Texas: Monday night, rain: cold er In north an 4. west portions: Tues day, partly cloudy: rain In extreme east portion; colder. West Trxns: Cloudy: rain In south east portion; rain or snow in north nor tlon; colder; temperature. SO to 26 in the Panhandle: Tuesday, probably fair; colder except in the Panhandle. HOME WEATTIKR FOR TOFRISTS. St. louis: Temperature. 40: raining: six-mile wind from the east; lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 28; high est. 48. Chiearo: Temperature. 48; cloudy: six mile wind from the southwest; lowest temperature In last 24 hours. 38; high est. 42. f Kansas City: Temperature 12; rainlnc twelve-mile wind from the northeast; lowest temperature In last 24 hours. 42; highest. 50. Fork: Temperature. 34; cloudy; ten-mile wind from ths east: lowest temperature In last 24 hours, 82; high est, 44. Washington: Temperature. 38; cloudy: calm; lowest temperature in last 24 hours. 34; highest, ft, SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1923. —FOURTEEN PAGES. PACKERS CAN T CONSOLIDATE, SMS INAUACE Secretary of Agriculture Orders Probe of Pro posed Merger. MONOPOLY IS FEARED Armour and Morris Com panies Named in Complaint. Washington, D. C„ Feb. 26. —Ar mour & Company and Morris & Com pany. Chicago packers, today were served by the secretary of agriculture with a complaint charging them with violation of the Packers and Stock yards act in connection with the tentative acquisition of the plants and business of Morris & Company by the Armour interests. Secretary Wallace set April 2 for a hearing in Washington. Armour & Company of Illinois. Armour & Company of Delaware, J. Ogden Armour and Morris & Company were named in the 1 complaint. The complaint stated that, on De cember 30. J. Ogden Armour entered into a written contract with Morris & Company to acquire all of its as sets. In so doing, it* was charged, parties to the contract violated the Packers and Stockyards act. Would Create Monoply. Secretary Wallace claimed such ac quisition would have the effect of re straining interstate commerce or of creating a monopoly in many sections of the I'nited States in the purchase of livestock and in the shipment and sale of meat and other livestock prod ucts. The complaint also charged that the contract would have the effect of manipulating or controlling prices. The proposal first came to public notice early in November when J. Ogden Artqpur an»l other officials of Armour A Company conferred with Secretary Wallace. After conferences between Mr. Wallace. President Hard ing and Attorney General Daugherty, it was announced that it had been agreed that there was no obligation on the part of the government to endorse or to acquiesce in the proposal. WAllace Warned Against It. Secretary Wallace declared today that, early in December, he told I. Ogden Armour and F. Edson White, now president of Armour & Company, that "he did not think we could look with favor upon the transaction pro posed." Mr. Wallace said be advised Ar mour officials that "the best thing to do was to drop the whole matter, and. before the conversation ended, 1 told them plainly that, if they should go ahead and consummate the purchase, I should feel it my duty to issue a complaint.'' The agreement between the Armour and Morris companies, according to the complaint, calls for a purchase price of $30,006,000. ALLEGED GUNMAN DIES Gang Leader Assassinated While Asleep at Country Club. St. Ixiuis. Feb. 26. —Clarence “Lit tle Red” Powers. 26, alleged gun man and leader of one of two notor ious gangs which, police say. have been at “war” here for more than a year, was shot ami instantly killed by unidentified assassins as he lay asleep in a country club in St. Louis county yesterday morning. The as sassins escaped. Many gangsters have been killed in the feud. WOM AN SHOT IN HOME Defendant Say, She Has No Knowl edge of Shooting. Harrishurv. 111.. Feb. 26 —The trial of Mrs. Jee Lasley, charged with mur der in connection with the death of Mrs. George Watkins, who was shot and killed in her home here last Sep tember 6. is set to begin in Circuit Court here today. • Authorities declared that alleged in timacy between Mrs. Lasley's husband and Mrs. Watkins was the motive for the crime. Mrs. Lasley denies any knowledge of the shooting. UNITE IN KLAN FIGHT Chicago Will Be Scene of National Anti-Ku Klux Convention. Chicago. Feb. 26.—Jolin M. Parker, governor of Louisiana, is here today [to address an “all nation's rally” against the Ku Klux Klan tonight under the allspices of the American I'nity League. Leroy Percy, former United States senator for Mississippi, also is on tonight's program. Other speakers to appear nt the meetings, which it is planned to con tinue indefinitely are Al Smith, gov ernor of New York, and Bishop Mi chael Gallagher of Detroit. The proposed series of meetings was described by P. 11. O’Donnell, one of the sponsors as a “uniting of races against the Ku Klux Klnn.” "Plans will be made for a perman ent fight and for a national anti klan convention, wh’ch it is hoped to call to meet in Chicago probably In May.” Predicts Eruption CHALLENGES RIGHT OF LODGE TO HOLD A SEAT IN SENATE Prohibition Candidate Charges Gross Election Irregularities. Boston. Feb. 26. — The right of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge to his seat in the United States Senate was challenged yesterday when Con rad W. Crooker, acting as an at torney for John A. Nicholls, defeated prohibition candidate for Vnited Stales senator in ’be recent election, presented a long statement to Gover nor Cox. in which it was urged that it was the governor's statutory duty to recall and vacate the certificate of election issued to Senator Lodge, nnd to forthwith issue precepts for a new senatorial election. The prohibition candidate ran third in election returns to Colonel William A. Gaston. Democratic candidate, and Senator Lodge. The appeal to the governor was based upon an alleged generral viola tion of the mandatory provisions of the election law m the conduct of the senatorial election, so “as to constitute an entire failure on the part of the voters to legally elect any candidate.” “After careful inquiry I find that in at least 167 towns nnd thirteen cities of the commonwealth, the statu tory requirements as to bi-partisan appointment of certain election of ficers were flagrantly violated," the statement said. “In all these cities and towns the election boards were overloaded with Republicans, and in many cases representation to the other leading political party was en tirely denied. BRING WAR NEARER Berlin Newspaper Makes Comment on Radio Event. By GEOKGK WITTE. Special Cable to the San Antonio Light and the Chicago Daily News. Copyright, 1923. Berlin. Feb. 26.—“ Secretary of War Baker was wrong when be said that the war was 3000 miles away from the United States. The next time the American war department will be able to hear the sounds of guns and bombs across the ocean." This is the comment one Berlin newspaper made after the German capital hud "listened in” on a New York radio concert for the first time. The transmission was perfect and the music sounded as if it were in the next room. By certain clauses in the trealy of peace broadcasting.and private receiv ing stations are prohibited nnd even professional radio men were unac quainted with the wonders of broad casting until they heard New York. LINER REGULAR ZOO Vessel Docks With dtirds, Hyenas. Zebras, Monkeys and Canaries. New York. Feb. 26.—Bringing rare species of animals and birds to re plenish zoos and circuses, the Ameri can liner Minnekahda docked yester day from Antwerp and Hamburg. The shipment included a herd* of fifteen zebras, many monkeys. 1200 canaries two kangaroos and a number of hyenas. Accident Claims Two Lives. Clarendon. Tex., Feb. 26.—Bodies of Mr. and Sirs. Arnice Ray of Clar endon were found on tbe road between Clarendon and Memphis yesterday by the side of their overturn'd automo bile. The couple were en route to visit relatives in Memphis when the accident occurred. The bodies were brought here and later taken to Mem phis. I “Within a year there will lie the ’ greatest eruption of Mount Popoca tepetl ever recorded.” says Professor Gerardo Murillo, Mexican geologist. Popocatepetl, about 50 miles from Mexico City, is 5000 meters high, the largest mountain in Mexico. Pic ture shows the mountain and Pro fessor Murillo. HARDING RECEIVES EVIDENCE AGAINST CURRENCY NOMINEE Senator Compiles Charges Against El Paso Banker. Washington. D. C„ Feb. 20. A de tailed statement of charges and evi dence against James G. McNary, New Mexico and Texas banker, nominated to be comptroller of currency, were sent to President Harding today by Senator Couzt*ns (Republican), Mich igan, chairman of the Senate Banking sub-committee. which has been con sidering Mr. McNary's nomination. The statement was said to detail evidence secured by the sub-commit tee from bank examiners and others regarding the banking transactions of Mr. McNary anti other officers of the First National bank of El Paso, of which Mr. McNary was president. Loans made from the funds of the bank and from other sources to Mr. McNary were passed under review, in cluding correspondence on tbe sub ject between the bank nnd the comp troller of currency in Washington. One banking transaction of Mr. McNary's under review involved a loan of $114,000 said to have been made to him by a,New York bank on a Mexican sugar deal. Mr. McNary was reported to have insisted before the committee that this was a per sonal and private transaction. Whether President Harding will withdraw the nomination in view of the evidence contained jn Senator Couzen's statement remained uncer tain today, but the general prediction among senators was that action on it before the end of the session would be impossible. WEALTHY, QUITS WORK Railroad Man Resigns After Inherit ing Fortune. Cleburne, Tex., Feb. 26.—D. J. Min yard, employe in the Santa Fe rail road shops here, resigned, according to relatives, when he received word that he was an heir to the estate of a rela tive said to be worth more than $l,- 600,000. Minyard came hero recently from Birmingham. Ala. Minyard's relative became wealthy in Texas oil development. NAME BANK DIRECTOR Federal Reserve Board Appoints Of ficer for Dallas Bank. Washington. D. C„ Feb. 26. The Federal Reserve Board today an nounced the appointment of Lynn f Tally as n class C director of the Dal las Federal Reserve bank. CLOSE TUT’S TOMB No More Visitors Allowed in Ancient King’s Sarcophagus. By the Associated Press. Luxor. Egypt. Feb. 26.—Tutankha rmen's tomb was finally closed to vis itors yesterday afternoon. Several hundreds of persons have inspected the tomb since the inner chamber was opened. Hughes Can't Go to Santiago. Washington. D. C.. Feb. 26. —Sec- retary Hughes has definitely decided that he cannot leave Washington to attend the Pan-American conference at Santiago next month. Although lie ■haped to arrange his official affair;-’ at the last moment so ns to go tbe sccrotary ban found it impossible to do so. Y'outh Dies of Smallpox. Gonzales. Tex.. Feb. 26.—11ie 20 rear-old son of John McCullough of 1 Nixoty died Thursdav of smallpox.; The young man bad just returned I from Mexico when he developed the; fatal disease. 1 NE Ff APPOINTS TWO RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS Splawn of University and Nabors of Winnsboro Named. FILL MAYFIELDS’ JOBS Earle Finally Resigns; Will Leave for Capital Tuesday. Austin, Tex., Feb. 56.-W. M. W. Splawn, dean of the department of economics. University of Texas, and W. A. Nabors of Winnsboro, were appointed members of the Texas Rail road Commission by Governor Neff today. They will fill vacancies caused by the election of Earle B. Mayfield to the United States Senate and the death of Allison Mayfield recently nt his home in Sherman. Dr. Splawn. graduate of Yale nnd the University of Chicago, made a special study of railroad problems while in Chicago. He is a native Texan. Mr. Nabors is a lawyer and shipper, being engaged in the whole sale fruit and vegetable business. He is a native of Louisiana and a grad uate of Baylor university. Earle B. Mayfield. United States senato?-elect, today tendered his res ignation as a member of tbe State Railroad Commission to Governor Neff, effective March 1. Mr. May field said he will leave for Wash ington tomorrow. He announced the appointment of W. H. Mercer of Min eral Wells, as his private secretary. By a vote of 14 to 17, the Senate this morning refused to pass the Bow ers-Strong railroad slio_p removal bill, which would have made railroads lia ble for property depreciation when shops or offices are removed from a town. A motion to reconsider was lost. The action finally kills the bill. KLAN IN ELECTION Captive Confesses Ku Klux Employed Him. Police Say. East St. Lonis, 111.. Feb. 26 — Chief of Police Mulconnery today an nounced that Ben O. Morrow, who was arrested Saturday on a charge of distributing anonoymous election Cam paign inniter, has signed n statement that he was employed by the Ku Klux Klan at $lO a day as a "precinct com mitteeman." Morrow's alleged confession. Chief Mulconnery announced, stated that the klnn has a committeeman for each of the 61 precincts in the city. The anonymous circulars urged the defeat of eighteen candidates, said to be either Catholics or supported by Catholics. EAT $2B DINNER Negroes Razz Neighbor Who Had Cornbread; Calls Ceps; Arrest Diners. Two East Side negroes enjoyed a $2B chicken dinner Sunday. Just as they completed the most expensive meal probably served in San Antonio Sunday, Detectives Norton. McMurray and Chavez placed them under arrest on felony charges that may carry a penitentiary sentence. The chicken dinner was a part of six hens nnd a rooster, valued nt $lOO and stolen last Friday night when the coop at the home of A. W. Bilter. real estate man. 1111 North Olive street, was raided. Mr. Bitter had only re cently purchased the hens and the cock, all of which were thoroughbred stock. The negroes, detectives say, admit ted the theft, saying they sold five hens nt $1 each, unaware they were so valuable. The remaining two con stituted their Sunday dinner. It was jealousy on the part of a neighbor, whom, the two negroes are said to have taunted because of a cabbage and cornbred dinner while they partook of chicken a la country style, that caused the arrest, detectives say. Under the Texas statute theft of anything over the value of $5O con stitutes a felony and is punishable by a penitentiary sentence. Incendiarism in Dallas. Dalls.’. Tex.. Feb. 26.—Evidence regarding suspected incendiary fires in Dallas was laid before the county grand jury today bv special agents of the National Fire Underwriters Asso ciation. according to Citv Fire Mar shal Frank Bennett. Evidence in five or six cases were submitted to the jury, Mr. Bennett snid. Indictments nre expected, he added. ‘Talk Title* Talk’ Hundreds of Dollars To be awarded to best “Talkers” For particulars see page 13. TELLS STRANGE STORY OF BEING PUT UNDER SPELL BY MYSTERIOUS LIQUIDS Sixteen-year-old Miss Claims She Was Doped, Kidnaped and Held Prison er in West Side House for Nine Days—ls In Dazed Condition —Of- ficers Make Arrest and Find Liquids She Described. Two small vials of liquid, one pink, the 'other white, are expected to play an important part in the trial of a Mexican man about 35 years old, who was arrested Sun day by Chief Deputy Sheriff Alphonse Newton and lodged in the Bexar county jail, following complaint of a Mexican girl 16 years of age that she had been “doped,” taken to a house on the West Side where she remained unconscious for nine days. Charges of criminal assault have been filed against the man in Justice of the Peace Ben S. Fisk’s court. Report of the alleged kidnaping jfnd assault was made to Chief Deputy Newton Sunday by a brother of the girl. According to the story told the chief deputy, the girl was walking along a street on the West Side about two weeks ago. A Mexican man approached, grabbed her by the arm and then “dropped” some of the contents of the bottle on her. Immediately, the girl told the chief deputy, she lost consciousness and remained in this condition until nine days later when she managed to make her way to her home. STOWAWAYS, JOINED BY MUTINOUS CREW, SEIZE JAP VESSEL Plotters Subdue Ship’s Of ficers —Are Under Arrest Now. Vancouver, B. C., Feb. 26.—Nine armed Bailors, plotting with 29 stow aways, held the voyage of the 6000-ton freighter Taibu Maru under a virtual reign of terror during her voyage from Kobe, Japan, to this port, it was learned today. The voyage, which was dominated by the rebellious party, ended late last night, when the vessel arrived. The tempestous trip was described after the captain of the Taibu Maru wirelessed to this port for help. and. on arrival here, the crew members and stowaways were arrested. The stowaways, according to ship officers, huddled in the ship's coal bunkers and made their appearance on deck a few days after the vessel left Kobe en route for this port. Joined by nine members of the crew, the party, armed with revolvers, told the Japanese captain that they would be in charge of the voyage. All of the mutineers were Japanese There was no resistance by the ship's officers or the 30 others of the crew. For ten days the ship was under tbe sway of the stowaways and nine crew members. As the vessel neared Vancouver harbor yesterday afternoon the mutineers told the captain to land at a certain dock. The captain then sent a wireless message to Capt. Barney Johnson, Vancouver representative of the ves sel, who had a squad of police and im migration officials on hand when the ship arrived. SHOT IN POULTRY YARD Husband Says Gun Killed Wife When He Stumbled. Waxahachie. Tex.. Feb. 26.—N. B. Freeman of Midlothian is scheduled to go on trial here today charged with murder in connection with the death of bis wife on September 4. She was shot when she went with her husband to their poultry yard to kill a chicken, according to officers. Freeman told officers he was carrying a shotgun and stumbled, causing the weapon to discharge accidentally. CONTEST $lOO,OOO WILL DeWitt County Woman Left Estate To Brother; Others Protest. Cuero, Tex.. Feb. 26.—A formidable array of legal talent has been employ ed by opposing factions in the mat ter of the probate of the will of Miss Jane Bell, whose estate is worth $160,000. One brother was named as executor of the will and chief beneficiary. Other relatives of the same kinship were not included in the will, and will seek to have it set aside and the estate distributed equitably. TWO CFMTQ Ptr to elt y nn* l vicmitr 4. VV 1 O Flv . eent , on traln , tnd So potent was the liquid “dropped” on her. he told Chief Deputy Newton that she could not remember to what place she was taken, nor does she re member where her wanderings took her until she finally reached home. She was still in a semi-dazed condi tion. she said. She told of her har rowing experiences to her brother and he nt once notified the sheriff's office. When tbe man was arrested. Deputy Newton said, he found the twd vials, partly emptied, in his possession. The chief deputy took charge of them and is holding them on his desk until be can submit them to u chemist for an alysis. Both liquids, the pink and the white, appear to be of the consistency of glycerine and are without odor. Whether they are really a powerful drug or whether they are harmless, the chief deputy does not know. He stat ad, however, that he will have both analyzed. So far Chief Deputy Newton has been unable to ascertain to what place the girl was taken or whether more than one man was involved in the al leged crime. girl herself is still apparently suffering from a nervous shock and has not fully recovered her normal faculties. According to the story told the chief deputy she is un der 17 years of age. The man is said to have denied all knowledge of the crime of whicn be is accused. GOLD LOAN TO FAIL Doubtful if German Issue Will Be Fully Subscribed. By JVXIIS B. WOOD Special Cable to The San Antonio Light and the Chicago Dally News. Copyright, I>S3. > Berlin, Feb. 26. —It seems than doubtful whether the govern ment's gold loan of $50,000,606 will be fully subscribed. Neither the banks nor the industrials bare enough for eign money or holdings in Germany to cover the government loan. Accord ing to reliable statistics more than two-thirds of tbe German t-gtital is invested abroad so that it cannot be taxed by the German government nor seized by the French. Hugo Stinnes' newspaper, the Deutsche Allgemeine Zeitnng. says that the Germans would be too op timistic if they believed that the mark would remain around 20.060 to the dollar and that the value of the gold bonds would be based on the same ratio. “It is far better." says the Stinnes paper, “not to expect that the gov ernment's loan gold bonds will stabil ize German money. These bonds will be used chiefly for investments by the holders who will borrow money on them in the hone that paper money will go down. The time has not yet come to retqrn to the gold mark basis. Only exporting and importing firms and similar lines of business can af ford to figure in gobi values." HUNGRY REDS UNRULY Soviet Unemployed Shout -Rather Be Shot Thon Starve.” linden. Feb. 26—Serious disturb ances are reported among the nneui ployed in Petrograd, sayo a dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph from Copenhagen. Red troops who were trying to qooil duswlors were re ceived will skonu tt "we had rather be shot down than starve tn death." The dispatch adds that the officer < had great difficvlty Ui prerentinx the troopo from joining the unemployed. HOME EDITION