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uffioient Cars to Supply* Denied
Available oh Mon-' 1
. onnah Division.
IOAL PRICES POOR
HjttftiXars Loaded in NorthH|ern
West Virginia on
piLast Saturday.
f l^lth^the beginning of a new
Breek tho car supply In Northern
West Virginia is better tban Jt
Bi been for a long time and Just
trifle better than It was last
H^The .fire divisions, the princlBal
Sntiktrom th? viewpoint of
B-oductWh, are averaging 61 per,
nt today. While, according to
Biting llgnres, the mines of the|
SUIT1D1UU, X}. OC UM UttVC |
cent, the placement at,
actlcaliy all the divls- j
oad or at least ever
In th& past. Not a
e today on-the Mononn
because of car shortthe
Western Maryland
iday "the operations
per cent ruri of erapMonongahela
has a 60
n and mines on the M;
a 67 per cent supply.
:be Charleston Division
, per cent of empties,
mnsylvania end of the
la has a 61 per cent
mary on Monday the i
ilow getting started,
ons were that the price
tffened very much and
ly be expected to with
run 6f cars. Mine run
neighborhood of $2.35
tperhaps running just
mger. There has been
dSnux of business into
f Operators for
been trying to
atracts in order
ir the expected
lacementa.
Monongah Dlvi
, of which 1,800
o'clock, .while. 2.There
were 219
be lat work toetern
Maryland
ere 198 empties
ants on the. Mo6
empties, while
Along the M. &
17 ordered, while
Coal mines along
Railway in Penniceived
387 empwere
ordered.
>n mines had an
:ement of 107 with
xty-seven mines
a at the mlnea In
lrginla on Satur,784
ears. It
bly with the
day of the prevl.
was 1,759 cars
3 cars two weeks
,ced on the varl.
Saturday was as
-Monongah,,- 890
, 85 cars: Con.
rs; Cumberland,
;ahela, 237 cars:
s; M. & W. 833
JToBeratlons on the Monongahela
MHraMigeninsylvanla on Sat.
Hay-produced slaty cars ot coal'
Ir Plants on the southern end of
^Charleston Division, B. & 0.,
Tsatiirday loaded eleven cars of
) 8ENTENCED TO DEATH.
LONDON, Dec. 11.?(By the AsHntntfld
PrMM.V ?WnriArlflr Pr.
I*ters add Mrs. Edith Thompson
are found guilty of the murder of
rs. Thompson's husband, Percy
hpmpsoh, by a Jury In Old Bailey
day, <Cnd both "were Immediately
forward, sentenced to death.
He i
subscription
Payments
Accepted
IjJntil Nine
KTonight
you will shve the usual
Substantial discount if you
November statement
fcVoiCLOCK TONIGirr
Circulation department
will be open until 9 o'clock.
ALLIED I
iolSir
MAKING 4-MINUTE
' IKS AL.SHOWS
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I
Speeches and Film of Christy
Mathewson to Help in
Sale of Seals
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Christy Matheweon In "Matty
Wins His Greatest Game" is being
shown In the Blue itrage Theater
this afternoon and evening, and all
week tour minute talks will he
made three times dally In the theaters
of the city by the students
of the grade schools, In connection
with the sale of tuberculosis
Christmas seals.
Last week the, stamps were sold
at booths stationed In different
parts of the city, and were mailed
out to business men and firms, and
the returns from these sources toYaled
$800.
The children o? the various
schools -who are'making the speeches
are:
Barns School ? Miss Virginia
Douglass, Miss Edith Robinson.
Floyd Corroll, Fleming ^Bennett,
Oliver Loughlin and Richard Pitzer.
Butcher School ? M|ss Virginia
Watson, Miss Mary Belle Haggerty,
Miss Helen Wilfon, Miss Mar
garet Linn Hamilton, Miss Jana
Morgan. Miss Ocie Riggs, Miss Ruth
Reed, Miss Marion Stemple, Jerome
Gordon, Willard-Simpson, Robert
! Deusch, and Billy Kirchman.
! Mlsser School?Miss Vera Taylor,
Miss Genevieve; Miss Bertha
Pinoccolo, Frances Haney, James'
Wagner, Joe Mallamo, Caroline'
smitn and George Thomas Evans, I
White School?Miss Margarot
Fetcher, Miss Jane Miller, Miss
Mary Frances Riheldaffer, Miss
Dorothy Collins, Milly Harncd
and Charles, Farnsworth.
Central School?Miss Katherine
Justice, Miss Ruth Morris,
Miss Mildred Adams, Miss Sara,
Springer, Miss Sara Hal?, Miss.
Mary McKain, Mis* Mary Zinn,
WfllanT*Scott and Kenneth Stiles. J
East Park School?Miss ,Betty
Brooks Harr, Miss Oatherin'e
man; Miss Mary Elizabeth Smith,
Charley Aiberl^PJUlliiW.x George,
Moore and Raymond DeVault.V |
In'tna picture which is being
shown at the Blue Ridge Theater,
Mr. Mathewson appears at his best
in .basfball at the Polo Grounds
in' New York, later in his overseas
uniform, and it then takes
him to the period when he was
battling for bis life dgalnst tuberculosis.
The last scene shows
(Continued on X*** three)
AGED WOMAN BREAKS
NECK ON STAIRWAY
CUMBERLAND, Md. Dec.* 11.?
Mr,s. Elizabeth Linthicum, aged 73,
wife of Morgan Linthicum, was
found at the .foot "of the stairway
at her home at Keyser, W. Va.,
with her neck broken earlly today.
Mr. Liththicom sat up nearly all
uigui, uwuiuub uie return 01 nis
wife. She had attended church services
and after visiting one of her
children, returned ' to her apart
ment about 11 o'clock. She entered
the room where Mr. Linthicum
was sitting and then left, evidently
to see if she had closed the door
at the foot of the stairs. It is
thought that then she tripped and
fell. She did not return and Mr.
Linthicum thought she had gone
over to the home of one of her
children. Mrh and Mrfc. Linthicum
were married fifty-five years. A
bod iiiea uve weeas ago last nigni
at Weston, W. Va, Two bods and
two daughters survive. Mrs. Llnth-1
Icum was a member ot the Order
ot Eastern Star.
EXPORTS INCREASE. i
WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. ? la
creased exports during October,
well distributed among most of the
countries dt the world, are shown
In figures made public today by the
Department of Commerce.
Great Britain again- was the
heaviest purchaser of American
products, taking experts values at
S83.92SA154 as compared with 120,852,810
for the preceding month. .,
TAXI
All new closed cars.
FRED'S TAXI COMPANY
1. 305 Madison Street
w Phone 131
?i!
Building Fot
, Sale
Bids wil ,1)0 received until
January 12, 1923.(or Old School ,
Building at Edgcmont.
Board of Education Fairmont ]
District. , - r, 1
OTIS H. MILAN, Sec., ,
Barrackvtlle. W. ]
Weather Drops to
17 Degrees Above
Zero at Thomas
CUMBERLAND, Deo. 11.?
The coldest weather of the
winter was experienced this
morning, dropping to IE above
zero at La Valo, a suburb.
At Thomas, W. Vs., It was
17 above. The Potomac
River was coated with ice. Several
inches of snow are reported
at some-points,
COALPRoSfiON
npnPQUCTttim
UUUI ULf\UI TTLLIV
Mines on Western Maryland
Receive Best Supply of
Cars firing WeekCoil
loading In Northern West
Virginia last^week dropped 1,600'
tons. There were 534,900 tons
of coal produced last week against
536,400 tons the previous weok. .
Production off the various dl-;
visions last week was as follows: I
B. & 0., Monongah, 292,600 tons;
Charleston, 24,750 tons; Connellsvillo,
6,550 tons; Cumberland,
45,850 tons; Monongahela,
56,700 tons; M. & W;, 60,700
tons; W-. M.-B. & W., 21,000 tons;
W.-B. & H. R., 2.6,750 tons.
Weekly car supply last week in
Northern West Virginia averaged
37l8 per cent on.the nine divisions.
"The.car supply averaged
as follows on the various 'divisions:
B. & O., MOnohgah, 41.4;
Charleston, 24.1 per cent; Connellsville,
29.4 per cent; Cumberland,
40.8 per cent; Mondngahela,
27.6 per cent;. M. & W., 39,1
per cent; W. M.-B. & W., 74.G
per cent; B. & W., 31.2 per cent.
? In Washington.
C. H. Jenkins, vice president of
the Hutchinson Coal Co., is attending
a meeting of the railroad
relations committee . of . the, National
Coal Association in Washington.
D. C. today. Mino ratings,'
distribution- rules and other
matters will be disegssjjag^by; the
committee. TTI y/. /
. On Wednesday thtf - interstate
Commerce Commission will hear
tho mine rate case., It Is possible
that George S. Brackett, secret
tary of the Northern'West Virginia
Coal Operators' Association,
will be one of the witnesses.
U. M. W. of A. Notes.
Jsmnn MnP.lRnrv- dinlrirt nnmnt.
zer, la In Morgaj^own today.
Nick Aiello, president of sub dls-j
trict 4. and Frank McCartney, district
board member, are in the
Clarksburg field.
Patrick Buckley, vice president
of sub district 4, is ?ear Sbinnston
today.
Eastern Loading.
The bulfof the coal continues to
move east The. various divisions
loaded. 1,07ft .to,ihe west on Satur
day out of the 1,784 cars loaded.
Eastern coal loading was as follows:
B. & 0., Monongah, 743.
cars; Charleston, 19 cars; Con-t
Belleville, 10 care; Cumberland, 22
cars; M. & K., 79 cars; M. & W.,
122 cars; W. M.?B. & W., 24 cars;
W.-B. & H. R., 51 cars. To the
west off the Monongah Division
there were 147 cars loaded, while
seven went west off the Charleston
Division and eight off the B. & W.
branch.
Coke Production.
Coke production in Northern
West Virginia on Saturday-aggregated
57 cars. Of that 38 cars were
'.(Continued on page four.)
CITY BOARD HOLDS'
BUT SHORT SESSION
One of the briefest sessions ever
held by the City Board of Directors
took place this morning when the
members of the board convened for
their weekly meeting. It was over
in less than thirty ihlnutes. Mayor
Vf. W. Cona\yay was not present,
owing to the fact that Mis. Conaway
and her daughter Mary>Jo,
are ill with diphtheria.
City Engineer Shre^sberry Miller
will report next week on the
matter of a culvert for the water
lines under the Baltimore & Ohio
tracks at the city pump station.
Mrs. Frank Stansbnry. appeared
to ask for some repairs to be made
on Gladden street. Director W., B
Arnett said he would take the matter
up in the near future.
The request of J. M. Hartley &
Sons Co. to build a passageway
between the Jacobs Buildings- and
the Jacobs-Hutchinson Building
was turned.over to Director W.<
B. Arnett, City Clerk Albert' Kern
and City Engineer, Shrewsberry
Miller with powor to-act after investigation.
Tli*an V... IIJI
'H,tD wuiiuius pri-mim were
granted as follows:
A. B. Scott, residence In Hillcrest
Addition,-to be of stucco construction;
cost $7,000,
W. L. Carpenter, jfc- business
building In the Speedway, to be
built of lumber; cost $500. .
IV. 'E. Cornell; garage and apartnent
In Virginia avenue, to be
iuilt of concrete blocks; cost $1,100.
. . . -'--w'i
Su gTri
Suspected Assailant Captured
But Not Identified-rBlood,
hounds to Take Trail.
FAIRFIELD, Tox? Dec. 11.?i
negro, believed to have attacked i
white girl at her home at Street
man this morning, has been cap
tured by a posse, but has not ye
been Identified, according to re
ports here. Excitement la hint
and hundreds ot persons are hurry
lng toward Streatman.
The girl felled positively to lden
tlfy the negro, who gave his nami
as George Gay, aa her assallan.
and he was locked up In .a smai
house under heavy guard pendlni
arrival of bloodhounds from th'
state penitentiary at Huntsville
which will be put on the. negro'!
trail. The girl's condition Is no:
serious, the negro having beer
frightened away after throwing i
sack over her head and stuffing
her mouth full ot cotton.
A mob of about 1,500 la gatherer
at Streetman.
Streets Filled with Men
| CORSCIAtU, Tex.. Dec. 11.Bloodhounds
are v being hurried
from Huntsville to Streetman tr
I take up the trallyOt a masKed qegrr
! who attacked a 20 year old White
girl at her home at Streetman this
morning. Excitement Is high al
j Streetman, and the streets;and.sur
rounding country are filled witt
armed men.
I ' Business Houses Close
r'AiitciELiU, Tex., nec. 1. ?
Business houses Is Strostm'an, i
town twenty jniW northwest )'
here, wore closed this rao?ln;
while their proprietors and em
ploycB Joined the posses organise!
following the report that a negrc
'hid -attack*) a' white girl. Free
jitono .County. ln-whlchStfeetflir
is located, hps been the aojino %l
at least thtee lynchlhgs In the past
few months. . r'
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LOCAL PEOPLE TO
ATTEND FUNERAL
i
I Mr. and Mrs.;Howard W. Show'alter,
Mrs. E. ,M. Showaiter and
sons, Brock and: ,Emmett and
Howard Showaiter, the latter ol
Morgantown, will leave here ic
the morning in automobiles foi
Smithfleld, Pa., where they will
attend the funeral of Mr. and
Mrs. H. C. Showaiter, parents ol
Judge E. M. and Howard Showaiter
of this city/ whose deaths occurred
last week at their home in
Kansas City, Mo.
The bqdies of Mr. and Mrs.
Showaiter will arrive at Smithfield
tomorrow mornine and wit!
be accompanied there by Judge E.
M. Showalter of this city, H. A.
Showalter of Morgantown and P.
H. Showalter of Denver, c6lo? all
of whom were at their parents'
bedside for several weeks, and
by Mrs. Ford Rogers, daughter,
of Kansas City, Mo.
The funeral will take place ut
1:30 o'-clock tomorrow from the
Baptist Church at Smithfleld, and
burial will be made in the cemetery
there, where three generations
of the family pre buried.
BELLAIRE BARBER
FACES TRIAL TODAY
f
ST. CLAIRSVTT.T.w nhi/v TW
11.?The trial ot Ed Long, feolluire
barber for the murder ji Charles
Conard, Bear Lloydsvllle, September
7, got" under way here today
wltb the selection j>f three Juror*
In the first four renlretneo called,
Progress In the selection of a jury
was then held up by a selection ol
veniremen who had fanned thrjlr
opinion on-the case. Judge Coweu
also showed a disposition to Inquire
iDto alleged discussion ot the case
by outsiders with veniremen who
had been called.
Conard, wbo operated a-taxl between
Barnesvllle, Oblo and
Wheeling, W. Va.. was killed by
Long and another whon he refused
to enter Into their plans for getting
liquor. Long was caught at Wetlsville,
Oblo, several days after the
murder and confessed his part In
It, saying he was craigd by liquor.
The other has not yet bqen apprehended.
"
RE-Di STATEMENT REFUSED.
CHICAGO, Dec. 11.?K. M.
Landls, commissioner of bueball,
today denied ro-lnstatment of
George ("Buck") Wearer, former
etar third baaeman of the
Chicago White Sox. Wearer wai
one of those dropped as a reault
qf the scandal In which it waa
charged certain baaeball' players
and outsiders plotted fo throw the
1919 World's.Eerie* championship.
OH
first shoplifter
of Season caught
I
Negro Who Stole P/ocketbook
Irt Fortney'e Drug
( Store In Jail.
8hopllfters planning to work lo
this city daring the Christmas hoi|
Ida rush In local stores are In for
a tough time ub all the merchants
of the city are planning to. make a
concentrated effort to apprehend
and punish to the fullest extent all
persons caught stealing anything
In any of the Btores.
1 The' first catch under this plan
i was made; last, night when Robert
. Prince, a negro, was apprehended
. In Fortney's Drug store In Madison
stroet Prince -was detained by, Mr
Fortney until- City policeman
Jones was summoned and toolc
i Prlncd to the city lockup, where
he was kepj until this morning.
Today Mr. Fortney appeared be.
fore Prosecuting Attorney Frank
> It. Amos and lodged a complaint
,. against Prince. He wa# turned or1
or to .the county by the city and
; was fined (25 am]' sentenced to
thlrt das In the county jail.
E. I/. Fortney, proprietor of the
i store,. In telling about catching
t Prince, today said that a little afti
en 7 o'clock two colored people
i came Into the store and wanted to
; see some goods dp the rear. Mr.
Fortney went back to' show the
I goods to them. Prlncp then entered
the Btore and asked the girl behind
the soda fountain tor a quart
of ico cpeam. While the girl was
bending down behind the fountain
dipping out the Ice cream, Prince
i Btepped to the othen side of the
i store,-picked up a leather pockett
book from off a display rack and
I hid It under his coat. When the girl
had his Ico cream ready, be began
an argument by saying that he
i wanted only 25 cents worth of Ice
cream instead of a quart This was
given to him,-but his peculiar actions
had been watched by another
. eniploye of the* store who was
i standing In the front of the room.
Thtt employe called Mr. Fort
; ney and told him that sho thought
the negro had something under his
I coat They agraached him and the
i emplhye pulled b'aolc^Frlncelsinopi,
\ ihojrtug ,the- po'ckethook. MrjfFbft[i
ntjy.-gelaed-the-man,-^?htle Mm ?m>
ploye calllt^a^nmiodpAp'i whoaft
rested Prlnfco aud placed him In
the city Jail.
BELlWSl
DRAW $25 FINE
Plead Guilty to Three Charges
x at Today's Session of <1
Police Court.
City Director W. E. Arnett
presided over aj>usy session of
police court thts~morning In tho
absence of Mayor W. W, Conaway,
who is quarantined 'in h'b
home on account of illness In Uls
. fftmilv. A niimhor nf Imnnrtunl
arrests were made by the police
overt the week-end, and all of the
cases were disposed of today.
James Balladlna, wanted 'in
Masontown for robbing the Coff.
man & Fisher Co>s. store on
Thanksgiving night, was arrested
In Water street Saturday afternoon
by, Policeman Porter. Today
he was turned over to H. W. Bar.
ker, a special officer sent hbre
from Masontown, and P. H. Cornelius,
manager of tbo store rob.
bed, who canfe here to Identity
some of the! stolen property,
which was found In Balladlna's
possession when arrested.
The Masontown men left on an
early' afternoon train with the
prisoner. Balladlna will be {ield
pending the action of the next
Preston County Criminal Court
grand Jury.
""Robert Prince, fl -necrn cfinrvoS
with stealing a leather pocketbook
from Fprtney'a Drug Store
; in Uadlaoa Street last night, was
turned over to tfce county for
prosecution on the charge. Prlnco
was arrested by Policeman Fred
Jones at.7:30 last evening after
ho had been caught In the act of
stealing' the pocketbook.
John and Charles Yost, broth,
ers, of Bellvlew, who were arrested
by Policeman Jones, H%w.
kins and Boggess In Penney!,
vanla avenue last night after com.
plaint had been made by residents
of that street that,the men were
drunk and disorderly In the
street, resisted arrest arrd fought
the arresting officers.
When arraigned Id court today
they admitted their guilt and.eu.
toted pleas of guilty to charges .of
being dntoxtcatcd Jn the street, to
acting In. tf disorderly manner. In
the street and to resisting arrest.
Acting Manor Arnett imposed a
$5 fine on each tor being IntoxL
..i.J _ sea si- - s *
i aim, ?i *j.u irae ior oeiug aisor.
dorly and a (10 tine tor restating
arrest. In addition to the . J25
tinea In each case, |2 costs -were
placed against the men. The oOL
cars bad to blro a taxi to - brlng
t^e' men. to ihevclty Jail and this
(Continued on page tonr.)
nEpmiii
Credit for Upsets in Reeent
Election Claimed by
New CombineCLEVELAND,
Dec. 11.?(By the
Associated Press)?Farmers and
labor have discovered tbeir joint
power through the primary and
mors is now nope inat ous political
and Industrial future Is safer
than It ever was before;" William
H. Johnston. International president
of the Machinists' Union, declared
here today In opening the
conference for progressive political
action over which he Is presiding.
"Oun first experiment Is .ended
and odr first preliminary skirmish
on behalf 'of equal and exact justice
has come to a close/' President
Johnston declared, summarising
the recent elections. '
"Through you, as a result of the
efforts made by your assQclates
and neighbors at home, the American
people hare spoken most emphatically.
"On November 7 the stored up
wyath of the people was let loose
against the so-cayed captains of
Industry, the '"free booters, profiteers,
plunders and political and
puppets of the discredited Harding
administration.
"On that day .American citizens
voted more intelligently than they
ever did before. They voted with
rnm discrimination and magnlficient
Independence and they
brandished' the J>lg stick of outraged
indignation, and they used
it that day most effectively, so
thoroughly in fact, that the predatory
interests In anil Yout of the
present administration are still
trembling with pain from the wallops
they got and they are quivering,
with fear as to-what is likely
to: happbn . to; them when, the'voting
intelligence and Independence
"Tou shbwed them.howiKelpleaa
they were and . 'how ineffective
their ballots were on erection day
if theyhad no choice between, two
evils. The first place to make a
choice, is', at the primaries.- You
have exposed the greatest iniquity
of the sleight of hand shell game
In American politics, whereby candidates
on both major party tickets
hare heretofore been handplck
etl by the predatory un-American
corporate tntereata.
"A very deliberate and disboneBt
propaganda of partlsanabips and
prejudice has been kept in clrctti-'
atlon to (oster mistrust among the
farm workers as against the city
workers. Fortunately this is. breaking
' and we now see each other
more clearly. We laboring people
(Continued on; page four.) (
FARMERS AFFECTED
BY FOREIGN MARKET
CHICAGO, Dec. 11.?Shrinkage
of foreign markets affects ?9 Far.
mors1 credit more than anything
olse and there la nothing of greater
moment than creation of Interne.
Lionui i t-iuiioua iuul win ub yreunubat
to the reestabllshment of those
markets, said Bernard M. Baruch.
In an address today before the
American Farm Bureau'Federation"Surplus
finally determines tho
price of-products,' he Bald. ."You
farmers are the real exporters. It
you cannot sell your furplua
abroad you muBt take a lower price
for that portion of the produce consumed
here. ' ' v
"The basis fbr Increased marketing
credits should; be the placing of
the products in a warehouse, where
the grade would-be registered and
the -amount. Issuing the fanner a
certificate which.could bo taken tc
a bank or to a new finance corporation
which shpuld. be created t%
lend to the farmer, upon his note
secured by.the certificate. 1 <
. "The new Institution, tndepend
cni ul tuo preauni uiinKyiE system.
would place the fanner's note In .Its
treasury, and Issue its own obligations,
which would be dbi countable
In the federal reserve system."
MoNEELY. TRIAL WEDNESDAY
John liloNeely ot East Side will
be tried be Magistrate M. R. Musgrove
count Wednesday on a warrant
charging him -with assaulting
and'beatlng Audry McNeely. McNeely
was arrested Saturday afternoon
by -Constable C. L. HawkIns
hut wasYnot-ready'lor trial'
when arraigned after being arrested.'He
gave bond for'his appearance
Wednesday- to answer to the
charge and waB releasedTO
FLOAT BIQ LOAN.
THE HAQUE, tieo. lL?(By the
Associated -preaa> ? The jlfetherr
lands -government plans to float
soon a large loaa, which will be
{jlaced-largely'ln the United iStatei
for the purpose, wlth'bther credits.
Mercury Falls to
19 Above Sunday; J
' Warmer Today
Fairmont enjoyed the first
reel cold map of the.aeajon yesterday.
the mercury drafting
to 19 above ?ero jesterday
morning, . according to Creed
Boiyaril, official weatherman.
The. maximum yesterday was 36
above. The temporathre at
It o'clock thlH morning was 23
above, but at 2 o'clock this aftarnoon
it had gone to 60 abbve.
A heavy snow tell late Satuv
day night, the first real snowstorm
of the season. It held well
yesterday, but the warm rays of
the sun today cut It down rapid
iy. J
Children who .were hoping to.
havo a period of go?< sledding
were disappointed In the turn in.
the weather today but contested
themselves with rolling hVl?
snowballs or building snow-twee
near their homes. .
. "Hope It Is like this Chris:- 1
mas Day," was the genoral comment
passed by cltliens Sunday
as they waded through the
snow. A . "green" Christmas la
looked upon with superstition til
this section.
JURYllSFOR
SNIDER HEIRS IN
BIG DAMAGE SUIT
Trial Jury Announces Verdict
'at 2:]5?Case Will Be
Taken to Next Court
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"Wo, the jury, find for the do(cndant.C.
F. Crane, foreman."
These seven -words, read by Clerlr
L-A. Cather of the,Marion County
Circuit Courtdn open court at 2:15
o'clock' thisWfteimon, needde one,
of'th,e:'fargest.nnd hardest fought
eases thst has "-beAu tried in the
Niwah"??' Hhnodck vs Kith'
Snider exetaitrx of the last will and
testament opD. N.-Snider,de'ceaa
ed."' J'
The case was started Wednesday
morning, November 29, and the
case was given to the Jury at I
o'clock last'Friday afternoon. The
jury had been considering the evidence
ever since that time until
tty> verdict was annoanced this afternoon..
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Five of the leading attorneys ot
the Marlon County Bar Association
wore Interested ln'tho.case, aud
more than 100 witnesses. Including
experts on hand writing from Philadelphia.
Baltimore. Newark. N. J.,,
and Pittsburgh were heard, by
Judge W. S. Meredith and the juir
during the nine days-of the trial ,.
The taking ot testimony jn the
case of R. t. Cunningham vs
Charles E. Manlcy was halted by
Judge Meredith as the jury filed
Into the court Voom at 2:15 o'clock
and after the clerk called the Jury
and unanswered present the fareman
handed the verdict to Clerk
Cather. who was instructed by the
court to read the verdict, diet provaUed,
throughout the court room
wh|le Clerk Cather read the seven
words which meant so much to a.i
concerned.
Attorney Harry" Shaw and Attorneys
W. 8. and Frank Haymond,
who were Interested In the. note
case, are also, .attorneys, In thu
present cape. Judge-Meredith ordered
the attorneys to go aheal
with the Cunningham Manlev
case just as soon as he had finish- >
ed thanking the jury for Its sendee
In the note ease. Judge Meredith
also gave the Jurors a day 08 In
consideration of -their long service
on the one case.
Attorney L. C. Musgravf of counsel
for the plaintiff In thelnoto case
announced when he arrived at the'
court room shortly after the verdict
had been read that the attorneys
for the plaintiff would enter
a motion asking the court to set
aside the verdict'of the jury anl
grant a new trial in the case. If
this method does not bring results,
It Is almost a- foregone conclusion
that the case will be taken to the
State Supremo Court Attorney
Tusca Morris of counsel tor the do(Continued
on .peso thm)
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- ARGUMENTS. BEGuW
OXFORD, Mis., Dec. 11?iTha
arguments were begun. In. federal
district'court here this morning In
the suit of Miss Francis C. Blrk.
head, who is suing Governor Russet
of Mississippi for -4100.000
damages baseSl"on charges'of so.
Auction. T H. Campbell opened
the -argument .fortthe .'Plaintiff.
The argument will bo' llmlted to
.two hours to a hide.-,. ",
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IAFT TO TB8TIFY.
WASHINGTON, D&Sll.?Chief
Justice Taft Informed Chairman
Wililonil nf tha nnttoA tuitlnleiw
FIRM ONDENIANO
British Public Opinion Opposed
to* Military Meawm
Against Germany.
_ rtf^ajPi
OCCUPATION- PLANNED J
France Insistent Upon Guajrui*
Associated Press).?The; eojrri^-~'
ence ot Allied premiers, caiutijjto
arrange the basis tor an Allied financial
and reparations! cyfcrence
In Brussels, has broken
down. It was announced this
evening that the premiers had
taken adjournment until Janil-y'j&ij
The British cabinet rejecteditho
measures ot France^l-or the Ruhr
Prime Minister BOnar Law Informed
Promler Polneare that
British public opinion ' was overwhelmingly
opposed to any military
measures against Germany.
for the occupation ot the Ruhras',
a guarantee for a German mora
somo' guaruateos may be found
at the same time ^inaku military
British government, ha has been
largely Influenced by the political
Bltuatlon at home^to^demand thu
Rlvesvllle power plant of the M.
be off over a, large section of the
lines between 10 o'clock ?^jStO: 3)
t. I,. ... . ..-I mi- - ~
vuio mux mug. mo ?ny, ftflgemon^
afternoon.

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