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T -- II. S. REPLIES ON NAVY LIMIT MRS; MARY E. FLANERY 3 KILLED, 79 HURT IN THEATER FIRE More Bodies May Be in Ruins of Motion Picture Playhouse at 'New Haven. DR. AD0LPH LOKEKZ. KENTUCKY TURFS GREAT PROGRESS in the Last Three Years the Kentucky Jockey Club Has Distributed in Stakes and Purses $3,479,655.00. -1 ' Answers Jap and British Offi cer's Questions as to Reduc tion Program. tv THOROUGHBRED YEARLINGS INCREASE IN VALUE. FLAMES LEAP 10 STORIES 2 4$s &t. iB BHOWX) HH HBHHKm'' ' .' Ix' "w I it r 1 Prom the Lexington (Ky.) Thoroughbred Horse. T will ho of particular interest to the breeders of thoroughbreds in thi State, and to those persons everywhere who own and race horses to review I the situation In Kentucky and to hov the progress that has been made in the last seventeen years. As the value of stallions and broodmares de pends on the quality of their produce and the ability of that produce to win stakes i(il purses, a civiipai-ison f the piesint prosperous condition of tha turf witJi othei das when price- were low arid breeders and turfmen every where had cause for complaint will he of value at this time. Never in the history of the turf h:ie thoroughbreds been so valuable as they are right now The best barometer is the public market and the auc tion sales at Saratoga last August showed that, despite the general prostra tion of business well bred horses with individuality brought the best avfflSige in many jears. The highest price of the season at Saratoga was $21,000- for the brother to The Porter. Several others were sold for more than $10,000 each and a number of likely looking colts and fillies brought from $5,000 to $7,000 each. The market generally was steady and unspotted, which is to eay it was stable. The prices were based on the probable eardng power of these colts anU fillies, and if organizations like the Kentucky Jockey Club did not offer generous stakes and purees, it would not be p l . . market their callings advantageously. Neither would it have been possible for S. C. Ilildreth to have paid $12.",00 for the brother to Man o' War, SinO.OOO for Inchcape, or for Benjamin r.lo'-k to have paid on a $75,000 valua tion for the mighty Morvich, or for a number of others to have paid the large prices given for horses with capacity to hold their own in contests on the turf. Fifteen years ago it was no uuconimon thing in Kentucky for turfmen to run their horses for S40O purses. This year the Kentucky .Tbckey Club distributed in stakes and purses an iverage of $12,000 a day to the turfmen; no purse at Churchill Downs or Latonia was under $1,300, and many of them reaching $1,400 and $1,500 each. In 1905 the Kentucky Derby was worth $4,850 Since the existence of the Kentucky Jockey Club, which was organ ized three years iigo, the Kentucky Derby was worth in 1919 over $20,000; In 1120 over $30,000, and in 1021 the Kentucky Jockey Club added $50,000 to the royal stake. All the other siakes on the roster of the Kentucky Jockey Club at Lexington, Churchill Downs and Latonia have been propor tionately increased. In the thrse years of its existence the Kentucky Jockey Club has distrib uted to the turfmen $3,479,665, the greater part of which sum was paid to citizens of Kentucky who own and breed race horses. Since the Kentucky Legislature in 1!K5 created the State Racing Coiu lnlssiou, we have had cleaner and better lacing than eer before, and since the organization of the Kentucky Jockey Club we have had an era of pros perity for breeder.- and turfmen unequalled in the turf history of this State. Here are the official figures for the past seventeen vears, from 1905 to 1921, inclusive: 1905 Total number of racing days.. 155 Total amount of money distributed $420,350.00 The highest purse given was $750 and the lowest $300, and the average was a little more than $400 each. 1906 Total number of racing days.. 174 Total amount of money distributed $517,S00.00 Purses averaged about $450 each. 1907 Total number of racing days. .110 Total amount of money distributed $362,350.00 Purses nveraged about $150 each. 1908 Total number of racing Gays. .111 Tot.sl amount of luoni'j distributed S299.400.00 l'u--es axei.iged about $450 each. 1903 Total number of rating days . .112 Total amount of mone distributed . ." $249,900.00 Purses averaged about $450 each, al though this year purses at Lexingtoii ran as low as $250 1910 Total number of racing days . .112 Total amount of monej distributed $316,550.00 Lexington purses ran as low as $300. and the average for the whole circuit was $450 each. 1911 Total number of racing days . .110 Total amount of money distributed $3SS,350 00 Purses averaged about $500 each. 1912 Total number of racing days ..109 Total amount of money distributed $347,200.00 Purees averaged about $500 each. 1913 Total number of racing days . .108 Total amount of money distributed $444,900.00 Purses averaged over $600 each. Mr. Chos. A. Sheridan and Mr. 0. C Fink, who are engag ed in the oil fmsinesp, visited the oil fields in Warren county, near Bowling Green, last week. They report that the excitement is great at that point. Mr. Sher idan states that they stood in one place and counted fifty pro ducing wells. So much impress ed was Mr. Sheridan that he purchased 150 acres of land right in the belt, he will re move his machines to Warren county. Thirty States are to provide on the public highways for 150,000 unimployed. Marshal Foch and Red Toma hawk, a Sioux Chief, -smoked the Pipe of Peace at Bismark. 9V Total number of racing days .104 Total amount of money distributed $439,200.00 Purses averaged over $600 each. 1915 Total number of racing days . .102 Total amount of money distributed $481,460.00 Purses averaged over $600 each. 1916 Total number of racing days . .107 Total amount of money distributed $589,400.00 Purses averaged about $650 each. 1917 Total number of racing days . .10d Total amount of money distributed $653,150.00 Purses averaged about $750 each. 1918 Total number of racing days . .101 Total amount of money distributed $652,050 00 Purses averaged about $850 each ; Latonia, Dcugias Park and Churchill Downs increasing many of the over night purses $1,000 each. i 1919 Total number of raci-.g days . . .98 distributed $997,190.00 The Kentucky Jockey Club was or gani.ed this ear and took over the Lexmgton, Churchill Downs and Lato nia race tracks. The average daily amount given in stakes and purses at all tracks was $10,175, and the seven rces each day averaged $1,453 each 1920 Total number of racing days -.107 Total amount of money distributed $1,200,800.09 The average daily amount in stakes and purses at all tracks was $11,214, and tie seven races each day averaged $1,602 each. 1921 Total number of racing days . .108 Total amount of money distributed $1,281,675.00 The average dally amount in etakea and purses at all treks was $11,867. and the seven races each day averagd $1,695.00 each. Rev. Baxter of Maine has taken exceptions to George Har vey s Thanksgiving speech. Eleven foot ball players were killed during the season, most of them belonging to High Schools. The concessions for the oil rights of Persia have been award ed to the Standard Oil Co. for fifty years. v On the New York Stock Ex change $90,000,000 worth of Liberty Bonds have been sold in the last month. A sleet and snow storm through the central part of New England yeBterday caused pro perty losses estimated at $1,000, 000. . REFUSE TO ALTER FIGURES Americans See No Reason to Change Tcnnage Estimates for Three Powers Upon Which U. S. Plan Is Based. Washington, Nov. 29. A resolution declaring for relinquishment of foreign postoffice privileges in China was adopted by the nine powers sitting as a committee on Pacific and Far Eastern questions. The date of Jan. 1, 1923, was set for the abandonment of foreign postofiices, and this was agreed to by all the powers represented ex cept Japan, whose representatives asked for time to hear from their gov ernment. The Japanese delegates, it was said, did not object to Jan. 1, 1923, as the date for abandoning their postofiices, but felt that they did nt have the authority to agree to that date without referring the matter to Tokyo. Washington, Nov. 29. American naval experts presented to the Jap anese and British officers detailed an swers to questions presented last week as to the American naval program. The full membership of the technical commission of the arms conference was not in session. The extensive examination of figures of all three powers as to existing naval strength of each country has not re sulted In any change of the original figures in Secretary Hughes' proposal. It was said authoritatively that no mistakes in calculation had been re vealed during the discussion by the experts. The data admitted by the American group had to do, it was understood, with questions asked by the Japanese as to the euct meaning of certain paragraphs of the American reduction plan. The specific nature of the points Involved was not revealed. No Reason to Change. It is known, however, that the Amer ican experts feel they have been able to show that there exists no reason to change any of the tonnage estimates for the three powers upon which the American plan was based and it is as sumed that during the week, possibly in a matter of hours, the naval reduc tion problem will be formally returned to the conference for action. Assurances that the American calcu lations as to existing Japanese naval strength has been found to be accu rate in the American view, lends ad ditional weight to the repeated declara tion that the American delegates will stand firmly for the "5-5-3" ratio pro posed for limitation of naval construc tion at the end of the ten-year holiday period. It also would Indicate the im probability that the American dele gates would agree to retention bj Japan of the battleship Mutsu, al though no definite statement in this regard lias been made by any member of the delegation. Formal disposition of the questions of extraterritoriality and postal rights in China, through specific declarations prepared by subcommit tees was the pre-arranged business of the conference on convening for an other committee session. These declaration will express the agreed attitude of the conference that the system of foreign judicial courts and also the foreign post offices main tained within China, shall be with drawn as speedily as conditions war rant. The virtual decision of the con ference to send a commission of inter national jurists to investigate the effi ciency of the Chinese courts was to be embodied in the declaration relat ing to that subject Approve Harding Plan. Spokesmen of two other of the par ticipating powers, Senator Schanzer for Italy, whose delegation he heads, and Vice Foreign Minister Hanihara for Japan, one of the four members of that delegation, lias joined with Rene Viviani, head of the French delega tion, In indorsing President Harding's Informal suggestion that the present conference might be a starting point for a continuing series of conferences to examine world problems. Senator Schanzer expressed the con viction that adoption of the plan would "represent the greatest and most bene ficial result of the Washington con ference, while Mr. Hanihara said he believed Japan would be ready to take part In any further conferences "with the great object T maintaining a har monious co-operation of tlip powers and world peace." Burglars Make Rich Haul. Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 29. Burglars ransacked two stores In the business center of more' than $50000 worth of furs, silks and musical instru ments, according to a report madp to the police. The loot included about $7,000 worth of silk stockings and a number of saxophones. Sleet, Snow and Rain in East. Boston, Nov. 29. New England was glazed over or melting out and its transportation and wire sen-ices were" interrupted after a two-day storm of sleet, snow and rain. There was a( jc-owfali ,of fifteen; Inches at Ports mouth, N H. When Mrs. Mary Elliort I I.mery takes her seat In the house of repre sentatives at Frankfort next January, she will be the first woman member of the Kentucky general assembly. She was elected with 255 votes more than the incumbent; and she overturned a normal Republican majority of 1,400 In her home county of Boyd. SCOTCH BOOZE SEIZED U. S. Officials Confiscate 13,003 Cases of Whisky. Scotland Firm to Contest Action of Prohibition Director of New York District New York, Nov. 29. More than l'J, 000 cases of Scotch liquors, valued at $1,000,000, have been seized by federal prohibition authorities in bonded ware houses, It was learned here, following discovery that enormous quantities oi imported Intoxicants were being divert ed to bootleg channels. The seizures were made in co-operation with cus toms authorities. E. C. Yellowley, acting federal pro hibition director, said that his depart ment contemplated the further con fiscation here and in nearby ports or an additional $5,000,000 worth of liquors. The firm In Scotland which exported the liquor has engaged New York at torneys and, through them, will contest at Washington the right of this go ernment to seize its liquors. The firm' rcpresentath es in this country will ac company the lawyers. HAYS LIFTS BAM ON N1ARRIAG! Po6tmaster-General Says Women Won't Lose Rights in Service If Wedded. Washington, Nov. 29. Woman postal emplojees hereafter will not suffer a change of status or lose any rights In the sen ice by marriage, Postinas'er General Hays announces. "Hereto fore," Mr. Hays says in Ills decision, "when an unmarried woman, holding the position of postmaster married she was obliged to secure a nev appointment, execute a new bond, or pass the required civil service ev amination in competition with other candidates seeking the office, if she had not previously taken such an examina tion. Under the new ruling a woman postmaster will continue to hold the office without a reappointment or other examination. TO PLEAD UNWRITTEN LAW Mrs. Louise Conkle of Wheeling, W Va., Charged With Killing Her Girlhood Chum. Wheeling W. Va.. Nov. 29. Mrs Louise Conkle. went on trial for her life here. The unwritten law, it is Intimated, will be her defense to an Indictment accusing her of the mur der of her grilhood chum, Mrs. Pearl Williams In the latter's home on Oc tober 29. The murder followed as sertions by the defendant that a pact that ended a love triangle tnat in volved the Conkles and Mrs. Williams had not been kept by the parties in volved. Mrs. Conkle went to Mrs. Williams' home us she was ready to leave for lier work and shot her down. FOCH IS NOW AN INDIAN CHIEF Crows in Montana Induct Marshal of France as Head Man of Tribe. Billings, Mont., Nov. 29. Marshal Foch of France Is now a chief of the Crow Indian tribe. The marshal's special train arrived here and nfter a brief stop was switched to the Crow agency. Marshal Foch visited the Custer battle field, where the scene of the battle of-the 'Little Big Horn In 1870 was viewed. The marshal, was then made chief of the Crow tribe. Several hundred Indians participated in the ceremonies. Ex-GovCox' FatherDles. " Dayton, Nov 29. Gilbert Cor, father of former Gov. James M. Cox, died at his home In Camden, Ohio, after a protracted illness.4 He was S years oin. , , i if Yale University Students and Others Try to Help in the Work of Rescue Many Hurt During Wild Rush for Safety. New Haven, Conn., Nov. 29. Threi lives were lost and 79 persons were more or lesb seriously injured when fire broke out In the ItinJto motion picture theater here. It is possible that further search of the ruins of the playhouse will add one more name to the list of dead, as It. H. IVrrlgo of this city has not been seen since the fire was discovered. His son wus among the injured. Fifty-eight persons who were either burned or trampled by the crowd which stormed the exits when the flames swept into the theater from the stage were In hospitals toda. Twenty one who were taken to hospitals when the fire was raging were given treat ment and were sent to their homes. Twenty-two of the Injured were Yale students. All will recover. It was de clared. Identify One Body. Only one body, that of Timothy J. Hanlon, fifty-eight, had been identified today. It was believed he was tram pled to death, as examination of his injuries showed his neck was broken. Two other bodies taken from the theater were burned so badly that Identification was impossible. One was the body of an elderly woman and the other was that of a young man, apparently about 20 years of age. Flames Over Nine Stories High. For nearly two hours flames from the burning theater rose higher than the nine-story Hotel Taft opposite, illuminating the entire city and bring ing Yale university students by the hundreds and townspeople by the thou sands to try to help in the work of rescue and to watch the spectacle. Practically every phvsician in the city was called upon ; the injured were sent to the three lending hospitals in the city, the New Haven General, Grace and St. Raphael's hospitals. The majority of those injured and, so far as known, all of those killed, were townspeople. Show Fight for Life. Two of the patients at St. Raphael's hospital bore evidence of a severe struggle. One victim's skull was frac tured, another sneered a fractured leg. Orhev. at the hospitals had in juries which came from trampling and not burns, and many of those who weie not injured had their clothing nearly torn off in the wild rush for safety. N. Y. "C0FETTE3'' CALLED OUT Direct Traffic in Place of 2,500 Pa trolmen Now on Strike Duty. New York. No. 29. Woman traffic cops made their h"- to the New York public At all intersections in the vicinity of public schools woman police reserves were on duty. They were called out to replace 2,500 patrolmen who are on duty protecting milk wagons during the milk handlers strike. Most of the woman reen'es sre housewives, but among them are business women, lawyers and phy sicians. Whistles are the sole weapons of the volunteer force. All wear a uniform consisting of a dark blue jacket and skirt, with a light blue vest and a semlmilitary cap. Permis sion has been granted for the use of umbrellas in case of rain. NAVY SUPREME, SAYS BEATTY Admiral Telle Canadians That Great Britain Must Always Control Seas. Montreal. Nov. 29. Admiral Earl Beatty declared that the right of the British navy tr command the seas never had been challenged and never woxild be challenged by any power. The British admiral asserted that without supremacy at sea the British empire would disappear. He cited as an In stance to prove 'is statement that period during the war when British merchant ships were being sunk in great numbers and citizens in Britain were within four weeks of starvation. "That is to show you," he added, "'how much the empire is dependent on the navy." ANTI-REDS SURROUND KIEFF Desperate Fighting Is in Progress, Says Dispatch to Copenhagen Newspaper. Copenhagen, Nov. 29. Anti-Bolshe-vlk forces have surrounded Kieff, where desperate fighting is In prog ress, according to a dispatch to the BerlinskI Tidens. Kieff is the capital of Ukranla. Bandits Free Americans. Washington, Nov. 29. Americans who were recently captured by ban dits in the Patagonlan regions of Ar gentina, have,.been released, the. State department was ndvlsed. Dr. Adolf LoretiA Hie world fjrs5-i Viennese practitioner of plastic- nts gery who has come to Americfr"w3 the announced intention of rrtEssis;..--the kindness shown by Amenfjrsar a -Am- .! s by offerir.g bis seniosr at hospital clinics throughout the ouacxy Kiglit'en years ago he came to jr -United States, especially to cure 5"is.5 Lolifa Armour, now Mrs. .loh-s Jf -Mitchell. Jr., of congenital dislocof shu. . ROOT AUTHOR OF Pf-fifiQ Is Originator of Association- si Nations Scheme, Senator Watson Says Plank A&xatztxi'l at G. O. P. Convention Was .Wi- ten by New Yorker- - Washington, Nov. 29. Elihrr iOarsl was reealed bj Senator Jaiaer 3. -Watson of Indiana, one of the- agnfo- istration leaders, as the origtnsSA-fcs'eaPr the Af-socitalon of Nations pljitap. which President Harding is -sr?.3$2-: to give permanency to- the papaafix"-. Washington conference. "It is not generally known," SSM-atn -Watson said, "that the Akociaosxn-Ci ' Nations plank adopted by the 19230&t publlcan convention at Chicago' -- written by Ellhu Root. Mr. Root is a strong adTOCES- " the Association of Nation- iia&j. CiM that, I belie. e. Is the basis of tbavry. did suggestion made by the l?r''2 -dent. "We can enter such an assocteifjae.. . and that is as far as we can gst tJi -though no one has thought of 4h"? Ing or quarreling with the !Le-sjws j Natlons. "There is no reason why sawS. as i association of nations as the ndtiaOf- -tration is committed to, and Ins 5tz-t-J-of which the Republican party mtt on record at Chicago. cannPt rrfe3: about an enlarged conference on? aryra manent basis and for a fripnaT,? K- -cussion between the nations of iBtwr natlonnl questions. Watson indicate-' timt In tfee "- -gres.sional campaign nevt year tlk 3V publican party is prepared to "Tf ' fore the American people on the- tsaar.'n. Issue of an association of natUaa && President Hard'ng annouucetL -riscra-pr the presidential campaign GAS KILLED 64 PRISQKSRSv Seilenriran Ghcse Says Bombsr Wcr. : Thrown Into Loaded Box. . Car in India. Washington Nov. 29. The 5KXJ3 four Moplah captives reported 5s3-fcv-patches from India last week to- ira-"-.. suffocated in a railroad car tn "axSaA. t they were being transferred to r3ire of detention "were deliberately mrm?- -tiered with poison gas," StrnttaaExrc. Ghose. director of the Americas i mission to promote seir-p0Terni-tB"-Ti'!;ji"' India, declares in n statement ' &-"& 1 here "These natives were In a b&Si-ra c load of more than a hundredi" "s? -statement said. "After they hao! fnmz. 1 locked in the car Britisli troojei vr -cording to information I have recetfwffc- . threw in gas bombs, nd wheir & train rea i.ed it- lestlnatfGu r2S""Jf -two days lsiter -ixry-four of &? prisoners were dead and the K-2P4 were in so deplorable a contlitics. :it2ir several died later. Anofh'T- Hcrs-BEsS' of the 'civilizing' metln .1 - " tuss British in the East; but one- titoJ fc- sure to lead to terrible reprfsalsJT TO AUCTION U. S. WAR CK&FS7 Navy Department to Self BattJeicrigcJa Maine and Other Shir's Casw. sidered Obsolete, L'hiladelphla, Nov. 29. The tusrrttXt Bhips Maine and Missouri, the -pft0trt ed cruiser Columbia, the nm"iBp&v-r" kansas and Tonopah, and ilie- Jrjw.i yacht Vega wilL fee auctionon istr 23a? naval authorities here ns etntToix ships- The Missouri and Cot-csaa-i. fought in the Spanlsh'AmerloaiK ."3ts5r The Columbia was ac one time tloss fastest ship in the navyr Dynamites Bridge In Sou-tlr. Memphis. Nov. 29. Tlie' steel ..hdsIs concrete bridge over the Saint Frta-a- river near Market Tree, Arte-, tcet, dynamited shortly aftec mMnighli ars cording to Information recivel losraaj-j Frisco system railroad officiate ifej--cordlug to tho reportj a negrt. 3&&2l?Bi for Investigation!. kuconnectiSir --JSJ-e the dynamttinp. 'J 1 I - (fij'