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HARDING URGES SALES TAX TO PAY CASH BONUS
cm IS TOLB OF BIG THINGS DONE ANO MORE TO ACCOMPLISH Speakers at Banquet Are Optimistic of Future; Great Assemblage Joins in Chamber Fete Here Casper was reviewed, ex horted to further accomplish ments, praised, surveyed and told of its future possibilities by several speakers at-the an nual meeting of the chamber of commerce which was held ax the Terrace Cardona last night. A capacity crowd overflowed the banquet room and the Inadequacy of 350 banqueters, which had been ar ranged, necessitated serving scores of persons holding tickets in the main diningroom of the Chanticleer case above the scene of the annual meet Ing. An elaborate dinner menu, served by the management of the Chanticleer case was the first event of the eve ning. Serving the huge crowd was undertaken at 6.30 promptly and the ••feed” which included everything from sounp to nuts lasted until 8 o'clock. The program of the evening was opened by A. E. Btirrett, who presided as toastmaster. Charles 13. Stafford, secretary man ager ot* the chamber of commerce in. "A Resume of 1921 Activities,” stated in detail the accomplishments of the chamber of commerce during the past year. Allowed but ten minutos on the speaking program for discussion of Mr. Stafford's report, R. M. Andrus, manager of the Standard refinery here injected enthusiasm into the meeting in a few well chosen remarks and then briefly outlined the high snots of accomplishment) as recited by Air. Stafford. “Tlndertakings in behalf of success ful completion of the huge irrigation project known as the Casper-Alcova plan brought his commendation. He also spoke briefly of the Community Extension .'orporation plan for build ing Casper and paid tribute to Miss Olive C. Puntenncy, assistant secre tary of the chamber of commerce for her never falling service and court cousness. A. Baker, commissioner of public .lands, the next speaker on the pro gram pledged the ’ state land board under the Carey administration and under future administration to co-op erate with Casper in its vast under takings and plans for future growth i and expansion. Mr. Baker explained that his de partment of state management was charged with the important function of protecting the Interests of 60,000 school children in this state, and of. stimulating rather than retarding in-1 dustry by liberal pol\rv in allowing; grants on state lands. Under the conditions of the state at the present time Mr. Baker outlin ed that the state land board through grazing lands had a check control on the livestock industry of Wyoming and through ownership of oil, gar and mineral leases was partner the greatest industrial efforts of the state. He announced that the state of Wyoming still controlled 4,000.0001 acres of state owned lands which had j to be administered for the best inter ests of all with a view to protecting] the state Interests. j efficient management of the state land board Mr. Baker’s de-1 partment he announced had collected a fund of >5.000,000 known as the | school fund and a >7,000,000 credit in] land funds. These funds aro being i added to he announced at the rate of >IOO,OOO a month from royalties from state owned lands. He pledged the co-operat<on of the state in the future and recited its suc cessful plans of the past in co-operat ing with Casper and with other towns in Wyoming in all their endeavors. In closing his talk he paid tribute to Cas per for its accomplishments during the year 1921 and stated his belief that the growth of Casper was linked inseparably with the growth and ef fectiveness of its chamber of com merce. The keynote address of the evening was delivered by John L. Kink, coun ty attorney of Hot Springs county, who was assigned the topic of discus sing “The Yellowstone Highway Through Wind River Canyon,” but (Continued on Page Four) FAKE MESSAGES WILL BE PROBED PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 16.—Fake telegrams and letters sent to Presi dent Harding from Pennsylvania to day caused W. Harry Baker, secre tary of the Republican state com mittee to seek a federal investiga tion. Mr. Baker revealed today that fraudulent telegrams had been sent to the president purporting to en dorse the candidacy of J. C. Over ton. negro head waiter at a West Philadelphia hotel, for appointment as >rgi-M<T e£ tno United Stales (Casper Datlp Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy tonight and Friday, with probable In north and west portion; warmer tonight. VOLUME VI REBEL ATTACK ON JUAREZ PENDING. 5,000 U.S. TROOPS HELD FOR DUTY NEGROISHELB FOR THEFT OF NIURDERPISTOL Accomplice of Elmer Mays, Convicted Slayer, to Be Tried for Robbery of Loan Office. Curtia Hoady. negro. oawxriato ot Elmer Mays, convicted of a double murder at Lander last week, is in the county jail here awaiting trial on the charge of robbery as the outgrowth of tho looting of the Casper Loan office last December. After the robbery in which Heady was associated with Clem Cody, now serving a five year sentence in the penitentiary. Heady, Elmer Hays and George Baxter, armed w.th guns which had been stolen here traveled as far as Schoen Ing station when Mays shot and killed a Japanese section hand, J. Morisuki, and a Mexican, Retlgio Villegos. All three negroes were arreeted by tho posse which gathered after the shooting and all were held In the -ounty jail at Lander until the trial was concluded Unit Satw.'day. Maya wax found guilty and sentenced to life impr.'sonraent. After being released Baxter and Heady returned to Casper. Heady was arrested yesterdny bj’ tho police department for Investigation and turn ed over to the county authorities last night on a warrant charging implica tion in the Casper Loan robbery here. PHTSICIAN NEAR DEATH FROM BLOOD POISONING CHEYENNE, Wyo.,' Feb. 16. Dr. F. L. Bock, prominent ear and throat specialist of this city, is critically sick i from blood poisoning contracted when. ; last Monday, he dropped an instru i rnent while operating on a patient’s ear. The instrument grazed his knee, and the slight injury resulted In blood poisoning of the asext virulent type. A consultation at w/iich the leading physicians and surgeons here and Dr. J. N. Hall a Denver specialist, were present, was held Wednesday. Thurs day it was stated that Beck appeared to have about an even chance for re covery. * MOTHER OF FORMER ■: GASPER MAN IS DEAD ;l ' | CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 16.—Mrs. . | Elizabeth V. Towlb, mother of Paul >H. Moore, Cheyenn-Casper-Laramie [ real estate man, died Tuesday at San Francisco, at the age of 65. She was I ( well known in the cities named, hav-1 . ing visited her son there. 1 DEFENSE SCORES IN OBENCH AIN TRIAL, STATEEVIDENCE BARRED LOS ANGELES. Cal., Feb. 16. The defense won a point in the morn ing session of court today when the trial of Mrs. Madalynne Obenchain was resumed in the superior court here. When adjournment was taken yesterday Thomae Haley, hotel pro- treasury'- The telegrams bore the names of Mrs. George Wharton Pep per, wife of Senator Pepper, Mrs. John Wanamaker HL. Mrs. Baker and others. Baker said that none of those persons knew anything about the telegrams. Mrs. Wanamaker received a letter from George B. Christian, secretary to President Harding, acknowledg ing the telegram. Similar telegrams were sent to' the president and Senator Pepper ask ing that appointment of a state pro hibition director bo deferred. _ SLrthunr CASPER, WYO., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1922. Threatened. Outbreak of Revolution Op posite El Paso Brings About Tense Feeling; Rebels Strong, Report EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 16.—Feeling is tense in Juarez to day and at Fort Bliss, where reports have caused emergency steps to be taken in preparation for a threatened rebel attack on Juarez. Five thousand American troops have been mobi lized “to protect the border.” While Gen. J. J. Mendez’s men are alert, the general him self declared today that he has little —■ con Aden co Ju reports, coming primar ily from expatriated citizens that Juarez is the first object of rebel leaders. General Mendez flatly denied re ports that he had been approached by representatives of rebel factions regarding the revolution, and that he had been asked to surrender his command. He said, however, he had heard the rebels were attempting to concentrate men south of Juarez. Officers at Fort Bliss admitted they have heard that rebels were gather ing men In Chihuahua preparatory to approaching Juarez. Brig. Gen. R. L. Howze said nu merous reports had been received by him and that they were so strong the irmy could not afford to fail to con sider them. “The army Is on the alert.” he said, “and apart from that I cannot be quoted. We are only ready to pro tect the American border if neces sary.” WASinNGTON. Feb. 16. While the war department has no official ad vices as to the situation at El Paso last night which led to orders hold ing; troops of the Ist Cavalry division nt Fort Bliss, it has been known there for some time that a revolution ary movement at Juarez, across the )>order, was brewing and apparently close to an outbreak. IRISH ARMY OFFICERS HELD “David Harum” Hotel Is Seized As “Wet” Base ! HOMER, N. Y., Feb. 16.—The David Harum hotel here, where the original of the character in the fa mous ijovel made many of his “hoss” trades has been raided by Izzy Einstein and Moo Smith, fed eral prohibition agents wifch head quarters in New York City. Pos ing as cigar salesmen, they struck up a friendship with the hotel keep er and were shown around the place. On the door of a rear room, Izzy says bo spied a sign “quaran -1 tine." He and Moe say they were s told not to go in because there was i. a patient with influenza Inside, but j I in they went, nevertheless and -1 found liquor, The proprietor was * arrested. prletor. was on the stand testifying for the state. Haley’s hotel was across the street from an office of Kennedy and ft was testified in the trial of Arthur Burch, co-defendant with Mrs. Obenchain, that Burch had taken a room in Haley’s hotel and had thence watched Kennedy for sev eral days. When Haley testified yesterday he was asked what he found in Burchs room the morning after the shooting. Judge Sidney N. Reevo indicated that ho would permit the witness to an swer the question, which was asked just as the hour of adjournment ar rived, and was objected to by tho de fense. Today Judgo Reeve announced that he had decided to sustain the de fense objection. At tli® trial of Burch. Haley testi fied that Burch had a woman visitor at various times, who shared his vigil. Ho also testified that after the shoot ing he found numerous newspapers, carrying full accounts of it, in Burch’s room. It was this last evedence that was shut out today. Only one man in three is perfectly healthy. . _ ~ TROOPS RETURN. NEW YORK. Feb. 16 —The United States army transport Cantigny ar rived from Antwerp with 1.056 troops from the area of occupation in Germany and the bodies of 270 war heroes, brought here from cemeteries in Francs for reburial. 116 SUICIDES IN N. Y. TROOPS OVERSEA STATISTICS REVEALED ALBANY. N. Y.. Feb. 16.—One was an impossible task and that hundred and sixteen New York the world’s culture was to be swept state soldiers took their own lives awßy by triumph of German overseas during tho world war, says ar ™ B - a statement leeued today by Adj. ch „ acter evldenced ln , h . aul . Gen. J. Leslie Kincaid. cides of the enlisted personnel. To Gne hundred were enlisted men some the fear of death coming up and 16 were officers. A coil of on them in some frightful unheard rope, tho_ report said, “acatncd ■ »o? of form, was gnough to destroy possess an uncanny fascination for their moral steadfastness, while to the enlisted man." while tho offl- others ’a clairvoyant certainty that cer, as a rule, rolled on his pistol. harm would come to those whom “Wlille it is impossible at this they loved across the seas was a late date to assign a proper cause sufficient force to Impel them to leading to each individual suicide.” blot out their Ilves.” said the statement, “the officers Soldiers of German descent, the particularly were overcome with report said, seemed to lead other the feeling that winning tho war nationalities In tho suicides. Three Arrested by Ulster Constables; Bloodshed in Belfast Continues With il Casualties to Date BELFAST, Feb. 16. —(By The Associated Press.) Seumas Monaghan, local commandant of the Irish Republi can army, and two other Republican officers, Patrick and Michael Murney, have been arrested at Newry by Ulster spe cial constables. The officers were proceeding from Kilkeet, County Down, in the direction of Killowen when cap- . tured. They were taken to the Newry j Military barracks under heavy escort. The Murneys are brothers of P. ( Murney, chairman of the Kilkeet board of guardians. It is stated that an automatic pistol was found in the possession of Monji- ' ghan and seditious literature in the ’ pockets of tho two Murneys Subse quently John McDowell and Richard 1 Doran were arrested by other special 1 constables. Five men, arrested at Hilltown, Fri day after the funeral of a Sinn Fein i commandant will be tried at Rathfry- i land tomorrow, ono of them charged 1 with carrying a rifle and the others with unlawful assemblage. 1 < ULSTER HALL IS < TURNED INTO BARRACKS. 1 BELFAST, Feb. 16.—(8y Tho Asso- 1 elated Press.)—The authorities today ‘ commandeered Ulster hall, the com modious structure on Bedford street < ordinarily used for concerts and as- I semblages, for the use of the troops 1 now engaged in combatting tho dis- < orders here. Up to 10 o’clock this 1 morning, the casualties had reached i WATSON ATTACK IS DISCOUNTED WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. —Basing his view on legal advice, Secretary Mellon considers he has not con travened the law prohibiting the secretary of the treasury from en gaging in commerce or business, it was declared today by high admin istration officials in commenting on the attack yesterday by Senator Watson. Georgia. The law was called to Mr. Mel lon’s attention, officials said, before i>is appointment. Legal authorities ENMN NUMBER 110. Spook Hunters Are Convinced on Visit T o Haunted House HALIFAX. N. S., Feb. 16.—The first person who can prove that supernatural causes are not responsible for uncanny happenings at Alex MacDonald’s farm in Caledonia Mills, will receive SIOO if an offer made by Detective Carroll of the provincial police and Harold Whidden, a Halifax reporter, a total of 114. with the deaths num bering 34. An attempt was made this forenoon to burn a workhouse at Strabane, which the military had signified their intention of occupying this week. A police patrol was mobilized and check ed the fire. The fire arms act now Is in force in northern Ireland and the authorities announce it will be strictly adhered to. Violation is punishable by two years at hard labor. The period of grace for the surrender of arms ex pires Saturday in Belfast and Febru ary 28 elsewhere. DUBLIN. Feb. 16.—(8y The Asso ciated Press.)—The situation in north eastern Ireland will be an important Issue at the meeting next Tuesday of the Ard Fheis. or annual convention of the Gaelic League of Ireland. Notltce has been given by Kevin O’Shell. legal secretary to the provis ional government of a series of reso lutions pledging support to “fellow citizens” in the six counties to formu late a policy which will defeat the movement for partition. were consulted, it was declared, who gave it as their opinion that the more ownership of stock did not constitute engaging, directly or In directly ”ln commerce or busi ness." Before accepting the treasury portfolio, officials said, Mr. Mellon’s only aetive participation in busi ness was upon the directorate of a number of banks and from these he resigned before entering Mr. Hard ing's cabinet. . _ . WOMAN FIRST VICTIM OF RULE INVOLVING DODDLE PENALTIES FOR PROHIBITION INFRACTION Under the recent agreement reached by city and county officials in which charges will be placed~again.it persons caught violating the liquor laws by each law enforcement agency, the first pe- on to feel the effect of the dual action will be a woman. After the arrange. ' was holds good. After spending two days and three nights in the house with Whidden, De tective Carroll reported to his super iors his belief that neither fires nor other strange happenings there were work of human hands. While hunting for the spook alleged by MacDonald to be haunting his farm. Whidden nnd Carroll were slapped mysteriously, they say. Whidden reported that he and the detective were lying on a bed on one side of the living room and MacDon ald on a cot on the opposite side, when suddenly ghostly rappings were heard. Then the scribe felt a slap on hia arm and asked the detective what he was doing. The detective declared he had nc| -rqovcd. Presently Carroll felt a slap and told tiie scribe to keep Rtill. Widdcn declared ho had not moved. The mysterious slaps wero repeated and detective and scribe arose and stirred up MacDonald, who declared ho had been asleep. The spook hunters (Continued on Page Eight) Wanted to Be 100, Was On Home Stretch LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16.—The wish of pr. James Martin Peebles, physician, scientist and author, that he live until March 23. in or der to round out 100 years of life, foiled of gratification. He died at his home hero yesterday. Dr. Peebles who was in the dip lomatic service in Turkey a long time, wrote a largo number of books, among which was ono en titled "How to Live a Century and Grow Old Gracefully.” For tho last 60 years of his life ho had eaten no meat. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. C. Beech of Battle Creek, Mich. MRS. RINGLING HURT ONYACHT TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 16.—Mrs.* John Ringling, wlfo of the millionaire cir cus magnate, and flve of Mr. Ring ling’s guests were slightly burned In an explosion last nignt uiv Ringling yaaht in the gulf, off Cor tez, Fla., according to advices re ceived here today. Slayer Taken To Death Cell CHICAGO, Feb. 16. Harvey Church was wheeled to tho death cell in tho county jail on a stretcher today to spend tho last 24 hours before go ing to the gallows tomorrow to pay with his life for tho death of two men he brutally murdered in order to ob tain an automobile. Church, who has been forcibly fed through a tnbe for several days since going on a hunger strike, fought viciously as his guards wheeled him dov/n tho corridors. 'lt Is planned to wheel him to tho gallows and strap him in a chair on the trap. WASHINGTON. Feb. 16—George C. Scott of lowa, was nominated to day by President Harding to be judge ul- the northern lowa district. b perfected by city and county I authorities as a means of combatting illicit liquor trafflo here, the first per 'on »»Testtd on a liquor law violation vre was Mrs. Anna TurcoU. ,' z 'vn arraigned tn pollen court Mrs . z waa convicted and fined >IOO for Ung a still and having pos aeasic "v ontrahand llqoor. As soon aa she . relrmud by the city ahr was sort'd with a warrant by the county authorities and confined in the county bastile. Fhe was released last night on 11.000 bond provided aa a guarantee of her apparanoe nt trial in the spring term of the district court It is probable that ths two timing efforts of the city and county to sup press illicit jwactioen here wfll be extended to u triangular entertain ment After the iocrl agencies are through with the defendant the gov eminent will proceed on the can® for criminal prosecution. After thia ac tion, the last of the aeries of criminal acts tho government revenue force will institute civil action for Heensrs and penalties. Thia combined arrangement should make il so expensive for guilty parties that some heed will be given the Volstead act. Although Mrs. Tureott came under the ban first she just barely nosed under the wire ahead of Dick Hansen, who was arrested by the police depart ment yesterday afternoon, rir.od in po lice court yesterday evening and turned over to the county last nlghL A huge still and much other material was confiscated. UNDELIVERED ; 1 FRDMJBILHERE; 8 111 Dm PEN: I Sheriff of Corson County Asks ' Reward for Capture of Or- ! ville Jennings, Now in Prison. Orville E. Jennings wanted In Css per for participating in a jail delivery , from tl»e county court house October 11, 1921. may bo in the penitentiary in South Dakota, according to advices re- r celved yesterday by Sheriff Jce L. | ‘ Marquis from A. C. Striegel, sheriff. ‘ of Corson county, South Dakota. I 1 The communication received here’ ' in part follows: “Upon receipt of your photograph , of Orville E. Jennings, and others j thereon, wanted for breaking jail on j October 11, 1921 in your county, I hive ( positively identified Orville E. Jen- . nlngs as being tho same party as Wil- , Horn Thompson, who was arrested by ( mo in November In company with two other p&rtle*) on a charge of highway robbery and who confessed their guilt and who were subsequently sentenced in our county and by mo transported ‘ to the penitentiary to serve a sentence of one year. "I have mode a close comparison and the likeness of the party and the ’ photograph and all reasonable descrlj>- ’ tlons and find that they are one and . tho same man.” After stating his case Sheriff Strleg- , el claims the reward which was offered , for the apprehension of Jennings. ( Jennings together with J. O. How- , ard, L. B. Nicholson and R. A. Mor- , ton escaped from the county jail here! last October. Jennings escaped whileL awaiting trial on a charge of high-* way robbery; Howard was awaiting] I trial on a charge of having a stolen | ‘ car in his possession; Morton was | wanted for car theft and Nicholson ; was under sentence for the murder ofi' Edward Schuster, a taxi driver, the , crime having been committed last March. A reward of >260 was offered for the apprehension of each of the men with the exception of Nicholson for whoso 1 capture a >750 reward is offered.. Sher iff Marquis dispatched a man to South Dakota to make an investigation of the caso and identify Jennings is pos sible. WARSAW CENSORS DANCES. WARSAW, Feb. 16.—The “shim my,” tho "scandal” and even the fox trot aro anathbma to the Polish gov ernment. All American dances with the exception of tho one step were prohibited by official order at tho an nual military ball, held recently. * BANDITS CAUGHT DURING HOLDUP BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 16 —Early thia morning Patrolman Schmelzen saw a man drop from a second story window. The officer grabbed him. “Bandits!" gasped his prisoners. "They are holding up a whole room full of men upstairs.” After sending in an emergency call tho officer ran Into the building. On the second floor he found nbotit 50 men lined up against the wall, ONLY FEASIBLE METHOD, HESAYS TO RAISE FUNDS FORSERVICEMEN Suggests That Congress Delay Legislation Un less Agreement Can Be Reached on His Plan Washington, Feb. 16. President Harding informed congress today he considered a general sales tax the only feasible method of r<sing funds for a soldiers’ bonus. The executive In a letter -ffrund to Chairman Fordney of the house ways and means committee KUggrstad that unless con grew, fit to enact a ffrlco tax. iMseage of bonu legislation should bo temporarily potponed Declan ng that the government hud under consideration the dlapoaitlon of surplus war properties and other transactions which should brine "great renef to the treasury. the president said it would he wise to let the legislatlcn go over If congress did not derm it adviablo to adopt the. sale* tax. I "I believe. *• the presiftmt wrote, -the American people win accept the levy of a general sales tax to meet the proposed bonus payments and wo should contribute thereby no added difficulties to the problems of read justment. If con kt um will not adopt such a plan. It would be wise to lot the legislation go over until there is a situation which will justify the large outlay. The president’s letter was regarded generally at the capital as leaving the bonui sittiation erven more complicated than before. The senate and house sub-committees were to meet late in the day to receive and consider the White House communication. When the sales tax was discussed In the subcommittees last week, it was understood that senators were inform ed that les than 100 Republican votes I nthe house could bo mu-itcred for a sales tax as .a method of financing the adjusted compensation. Such a tax had l>*-en considered by house loaders as a prwwibilltiy, but virtually had been discarded. The text of tho president’s letter which was addressed to Chairman Fordney of the. house ways and means committee, follows: "In accordance with tho promise made to yourself and your associates . on tho senate and house committees, charged with tho responsibility of for | mulating proposed bonus legislation, | I have carefully looked into tho pro- I gram of taxation which has been sug | gested. In addition thereto, I have ' rnado Inquiry into the feasibility of Issuing either short time treasury’ note., or long time bonds to meet tho financial obligations which the pro pose*! legislation will impose. It is not possible to commend to you either of tho plans suggested. "It continues to be my best judg ment •that any compensation legisla tion enacted at this time ought to carry with it the provisions for rais ing the needed revenues, and I find myself unablo to suggest any com mendable plan other than that of a general sales tax. Such a tax will distribute the cost of rewarding the ex-service men in such a manner that it will be borno by all tho people whom they served, and does not com mit the government to class imposi tion of taxes or tho resumption of ourdens recently repealed, the main tenance of which can be justified only by a great war emergency. | "It is fully realized how great is | the difficulty which confronts the con j gress in solving this difficult prob lem. I am aware the strong senti ment In congress in favor of this ad -1 justed compensation. I have spoken approvingly myself, always with the | reservation that the bestowed shall be made when it may be done with out such injury to the country as will nullify the benefits to the e>-ser\lce men themselves which this exprees , sion of gratitude is designed to be stow. "It is not an agreeable thing to suggest that action bo postponed again, but frankly, I do not find my self favorable to the piecemeal pay ment plan, which is manifestly de signed to avoid embarrassment to i the treasury. The long drawn out payments will not afford an effective . helpfulness to tlfe servicemen. “We have no serious problem in be i ginning tho allotments of public lands and the Immediate issue of paid ‘ (Continued on Tage Six) two men covering them with re volvers and two others going through their pockets. Around the room were gambling tables. Schmelzen yelled to the holdup men to throw up their hands. They submitted and were disarmed by the men they had been robbing. The police have the task of find ing rightful owners of about 13.000 in cash gathered up by the bandits before they wore interrupted.