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WEATHER REPORT
MT. VERNON AND VICINITY
nnln tonight and Tuesday. Cool
er Tuesday.
ESTABLISHED 1838
SPENCER
JUflY fS SWORN AT 1 1 :30 A. M.
AND ADJDURNMENTTAKENUNTIL
si :30 P. M.1nVEWOMEN JURORS
County Prosecutor Paul M. Ashbaugh Is Assisted By L. C.
Stillwell Of Mt. Vernon; Spencer Is Represented By
Judge Walter Meals And Mr. Hyde Of Cleveland;
Judge Graven Of Ashland Is Sitting In The Case; Still
well's Automobile Goes Over In The Ditch.
(By Edgar
ASIILAND, 0., Nov. 13
nor) F. D. Spencer, former secretary arid once president
of the Knox Tire and Rubber Company of Mt. Vernon, "was
placed on trial here this morning, before Judge J. Homer
Graven, charged with embezzlement.
The case was transferred here from Knox county on
a change of venue. '
The jury Avas empaneled at 11:30 a. m. and immedi
ately sworu and an adjournment was taken until 1:30 this
afternoon. '
Spencer appeared In court shortly
before 9 o'clock this morning accom
panied by his attorneys, Judge Walter
Meals and William Hyde of Cleveland.
The Knox county prosecutor, Paul M.
Ashbaugh, is -being assisted In the
prosecution by Attorney L. C. StiUwell
of Mt. Vernon.
... Case Is Called u t
Tho caso was called promptly at 9
o'clock by Judge J. Homer Graven.
Tho lndlctmpnt was read by the clerk
o courts of Ashland county. The in
dictment charges embezzlement.
Just two hours was spent in obtain
ing a Jury.
One peremptory challenge was used
by tho state, while two were excused
for cause by tho state.
One juror was excused for cause by
tho defense.
Were Stockholders
Tho four jurors oxcuscd wero stock
holders or had somo knowlcdgo re
garding tho sale of stock for tho Ash
land Rubber company.
Other jurors took the place of thoso
excused and tho jury was finally em-,
panoled and sworn just at 11:30 this
' morning.
Whoreupbn Judgo Graven ordered
an adjournment until 1:30 this after
noon. Considerable Interest
There appears to bo considerable in
terest in tho caso manifested by Ash
land county peoplo for quite a num
ber of spectators were in the common
pleas court room this morning when
tho case started.
Five Women Jurors
Tho jury as sworn consists of sev
en men and five women. Tho men are
all farmers and the women wives of
fanners. They wero chosen from tho
regular jurors who have been serving
at tho September term of tho Ash
land county court.
Case Is Stated
At 1:30 Monday afternoon, Prose
cutor Ashbaugh stated the caso for
tho state, snowing that there wore
200 counts in tho indictment against
Spencer alleging embezzlement and
the prosecutor statod that tho testi
mony would show that Spencer appro
priated funds of the company to his
own use.
Judge Meals of Cleveland present
ed tho caso for tho defense. He said
tlhat tho evidenco would show that
Spencer had a contract with the board
of directors and that he had a right to
draw tho money.
A lively tilt occurrod between Judge
Meals' and Attorney Stillwell when
Judge Meals was presenting hid state
ment for tho defense. Tflils soon was
ironed out, and the case proceeded.
At 3 p. m. court took a short recess
and the first witness for the state will
bo called about 3:15.
May Take Four Days
Judge Graven stated to the writer
this afternoon that tho ase probably
will consume four days in tho Ashland
county court.
The Jurors
Tho jurors in the Spencer caso are:
Charles Nelson
TH1! DAILY BANKER IS TH ONLY HT. VERNON NEWSPAPER 'IHAT PRINTS
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(Special to The Daily Ban-
STILLWELL AUTOMOBILE
TURNS OVER ENROUTE TO
ASHLAND THIS MORNING
Accident Occurs Between
-Jelloway And Lomionville;
No One Injured; Car Is
. Damaged
ASHLAND, O., Nov! 13 (Special to
The Dally Banner) A Packard tour
ing car owned by Attorney L. C. Still
well and driven by Mr. Stlllwell's son,
Wendell W. Stillwell, both of Mt. Ver
non, turned over on the "Sand Hill"
between Jelloway and Loudonvllle
this morning.
The automobile was badly damag
ed, although Mr. Stillwell. and his son
escaped with a few bruises.
Attorney Stillwell and his son wero
enroute to Ashland to attend the
Spencer trial. There had been con
siderable rain early this morning and
the pike was slippery. As tho Still
well automobile was turning a curvo
in tho piko at a moderato rate of
speed, it skidded and turned over at
tho side of the road.
Both Mr. Stillwell and his son wore
able to proceed to Ashland and Mr.
Stillwell Is at tho counsel table for
tho state, although oxtonslvo repairs
must bo mado to tho automobile.
A. H. Huber
Mrs. A. B. Stophens
Wesley Loed
I. D. Drupo
Herbert Cutler
Fannio Smith .
Mrs. Iyoon Stino
Mrs. Arlo Saft
J. C. Walters
W. .M. Murphy
Selina Bencr.
(Br The associated press)
COLUMBUS, Nov. 13 State Fuel
Administrator Neal today announced
revisions of retail coal dealers' mar
gins throughout tho state, ranging in
decreases from five cents a ton in Lu
cas county to 45 cents per ton in Ma
honing county, and increases of from
five cento per ton in Harding county
to 72 cents per ton in Jefferson coun-
The increases and decreases, Neal
said, approximated an average in
crease of 25 cents a ton in the cities
and eight cents in the rural districts.
Tho revision was mado, Neal said, af
ter audits of tho coal trade had been
DEALERS
UN
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MT. VERNON, 0.,
ON TRIAL AT ASHLAND, 0.
This photograph shows relatives'
and friends crowding around the
mouth of the Rellly Mine, at Spang
ler, Pa., where more than eighty men
lost their Jives in an explosion.
TEXAS OILFIELD
Loss Will Reach Several Mil
lions Of Dollars It Is Es-
timated Today
(Br The Associated press)
HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 13 The
most disastrous fire In the 21 years'
history of the Gulf Coast Oil Co.'s
fields Is raging In the Humble sec
tor, northeast of Houston.
Three-quarters of a million barrels
of oil -now aro burning and 2,000,000
barrels aro in danger. Loss is now
estimated at $1,000,000.
During a storm yesterday, a bolt of
lightning Btruck tank No. 21 of tho
Gulf Pipe Lino Co. A column of flamo
shot skyward 200 feet, followed bya
dense cloud of smoke and an explo
sion that shook Huniblo towns.
Tank No. 22 caught fire today and
is burning. Tho flames threaten other
tanks in the vicinity.
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(Br The Associated Press)
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Nov. 13 Ono
thousand automobiles which brought
spectators to tho Iowa-Minnesota
game Saturday still wero stranded
today in West Libert)", Cedar Rapids
and Iowa City, and scores wero stored
in barns or left along roads out of
here, because of the rains which have
mado(mud of the highways.
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(Br The Associated Press)
SANTIAGO, Chilo, Nov. 13 Relief
forces to aid tho thousands made
homeless by the earthquake through
out Chilo Saturday and Sunday and
the flooding waves which followed tho
shocks wero being mobilized today.
The death toll will be at least 1,000, it
is estimated, and tho property loss
will run Into tho millions. I
Gradual reopening of the tolegraph
lines to tho north is bringing in addi
tional details of tho disaster.
Meeting Postponed
Tho meeting of tho Queen Esther
society of the M. E. church to bo held
this evening at tho homo of Miss El
eanor Hobbs has been postponed in
dollnltoly, I
BIG FIRE H
AUTOS STRANDED
IN WESTERN TOWNS
RELIEF IS GIVEN
CH LE C T ZENS
TUESDAY NOVEMBER
MINE DISASTER -DEAD NUMBER 80
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ENGINE BLOWS UP
AND FOUR ARE DEAD
(Br THE ASS&ClATED PRESS)
CORNING, N. Y., Nov. 13 Four
men were killed and three injured latd
last night as tho result of tho explo
sion of a locomo'tivo holler nt More
land, 13 miles from here. Tho loco
motive was one of two attached to
a southbound New York Central
freight train. Tho boiler was thrown
400 feet ahead of tho train. It land
ed on tho rails and the head engine
crashed into it.
U, S. CITIZENSHIP
Decision Is Handed Down By
The United States Supreme
Court Today
(Br The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nov, 13 Japaneso
aro not ellgiblo for naturalization In
the United States, it was held today
by tho biipremo court.
In its finding, the court disposed of
two cases. Tho lower federal court
denied naturalization In both cases,
hut tho Ninth circuit court of appeals
suspended decision and tasked tho su
premo court for Instruction as to
whether Uio Japaneso aro eligible for
citizenship under tho naturalization
laws.
The question turned upon whether
Section 2160, restricting naturaliza
tion to "froo whlto persons" and those
of African descent was still in force.
Flying Boat On Fire
(Br The Associated Press)
MT. CLEMENS, Mich., Nov. 13
Hangars and barracks buildings at
Selfridgo Field, tho army aviation
post near here, wero threatened with
destruction by lire last night. Tho fire
originated In one of the hangars,
which stretched for more than a mile
around tho field and was soon beyond
control of tho Mt. Clemens flro de
partment. A call for aid was sent to
Detroit and all apparatus that could
bo spared from that city was ordered
to tho field.
SLEEPS IN BUGGY; KILLED
(Br The associated pressi
NAPOLEON, Nov. 13 Charles
Itohrs, 40, was killed by a train on
a railroad crossing near Holgate.
Itohrs was on his way homo and had
fallen nsleep In his buggy. Tho bug
gy was carried for 200 feet and de
molished. The horso escaped unin
jured. BAND MAN BADLY HURT
MARION, Nov. 13 Frank Mayfield,
58, was probably fatally injured hero
last night when struck by a street
car during an American Logion Arm-
fstico day celebration. Mayfield was
playing in a band when tho street car
struck him and two others who wero
only slightly injured. Physicians say
ho Hultmed a fractured skull, ,, ,m
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THE A88O0IAT5D PRESS NEWS-THE BEST
14, 1922-No. 91
Moscow Police Arrest Five
Men Who Admit Murder
ing One Hundred
Persons
(Br The Associated press)
MOSCOW, Nov. 13 Five men ar
rested by the Moscow police have ad
mitted murdering 100 men, women
and children, their motive being rob
bery. In ono instance, IS persons at
tending a bhthday party wero killed.
At another 'timo an entire family of
eight was murdered.
The crimes wero committed in var
ious parts of Russia in a period cov
ering more than a, year.
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Legislative Representative of
American Legion Issues
Statement ' -
Br The associated press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 Confi
dence that a soldiers' bonus bill will
bo enacted by tho now congross when
it comes into existence after next
March was expressed today by J. T.
Taylor, legislative representative of
the American Legion, in a statement
which declared tho electors clearly
demonstrated that tho sentiment of
tho country was behind compensation
legislation.
Tho, now house by 8 to 1 favors the
measure, Mr. Taylor said, and CO sea
ators will support tho legislation, giv
ing bonus proponents a safo margin
in the senato over tho number needed
to override tho president's veto.
Charge Germans Sell
Fake Smokes To Yanks
(Br The Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Nqv. 13 Largo to
bacco company representatives have
reported to government officials tho
activities of certain German manuu
facturers in marketing in Germany cl
garots mado of European tobacco in
wrappers cleverly counterfeiting an
American brand with Its distinguish
ing picture, even a counterfeit Amerl.
can revenue stamp is used.
GREAT OIL FIRE REPORTED
(Br The Associated press
HOUSTON, Tex., Nov. 13 More
than 1,000,000 barrels of oil was doom
ed last night and indications were
that similar amount probably would
bo consumed in a spectacular fire
sweeping the Gulf Production Co. tank
farm at Humblo, Lightning caused
ARREST FIVE FOR
MURDER OF MANY
NW
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BONUS BIL EY
tho blaze, tMjtsJuiLdJkJtiaLgkMm
POSTPONEMENT OF LAUSANNE
conference; m raj in
OUTBREAKS IN CONSTANTINOPLE
VETERAN ACTOR HAS
NERVOUS BREAKDOWN
(Br The Associates Puss)
CHICAGO, Nov. 13 Frank Bacon,
veteran actor and star in "Llghtnln',"
who last night suffered a breakdown
and was forced to abandon his part
temporarily, will be taken to his homo
at Bayslde, Long Island or to a winter
resort In a few days, It was announc
ed last night.
The GS-year-old actor who has en
joyed a stage career extending over
37 years and who has played tho tltlo
role in his present play four and one.
half years said ho expected to be back
In the cast when his play goes to Bos
ton late in December.
BELLAMY STORER IS
CALLED BY DEATH
Former Diplomat Of Cincin
nati Dies In Paris, France,
Last Night
(Br The Associated Press)
CINCINNATI, Nov. 13 Bellamy
Storer, attorney and former diplomat
of Cincinnati, died in Paris, France,
last night, according to a cablegram
received in Cincinnati today.
Tho circumstancessurrounding the
death of Storer wero not stated in the
cablegram, but it Is known that he
had been in ill health for the past
year. '
Mr. Storer was ambassador to Austria-Hungary
from 1902 to 1906. He
represented the First Ohio district in
tho 52nd and 53rd congresses. Ho was
born in Cincinnati Aug. 28, 1947, and
was graduated from Harvard univer
sity in 18C7.
' Mr. Storer's wife is an aunt of Nich
olas Longworth, and tho seat now
occupied by him In congress was held
by Storer In 1891.
While Storer wis ambassador to
Austria-Hungary he engaged in a con-'
troversy with President Roosevelt
over tho elovatlon of tho lato Arch
bishop Ireland! to a cardinalate, which
resulted in tho famous "Dear Maria"
letter.
Big' Blaze Occurs This Morn
ing At The Fairbanks
Piano Company
(Br The Associated Press)
SPRINGFIELD, O., Nov. 13 Dam
age to the extent of $50,000 resulted
at tho piano factory of the Fairbanks
Co. by fire early this morning.
The south wing of the factory, used
as a pattern shop, ofllco and stock
room, was competely destroyed.
The flro is sad to have started from
spontaneous combustion.
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(Br The associated press)
AMORY, Miss., Nov. 13 Four per
sons were burned tb death in a flro
which destroyed tho "Tpa" hotel early
today. The flro is said to have start
ed by tho explosion of an oil stove.
Tho bodies luivo,boonJ recovoiod.
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Turkish Delegates Assume
An Air Of Victors At
Lausanne
Extremists Are Dominating
The Angora Government,
It Is Pointed Out
(Cr The associated press)
LONDON, Nov. 13 Now that the
Lausanne conference has been post,
poned to Nov. 20, the question most,
urgently asked here today Is whether
It will be possible to maintain peace
In Constantinople in the Interim.
All reports coming to London con
cur in sajiiig that tho extremists atq
dominating tho Angora government,
which i3 following a policy of defiance
toward the allies and terrorism among
tho local population. Residents ot
Constantinople aro described as being
in a state of extreme alarm, whilo tho
position of tho allied troops Is repre
sented as ono which soon may becomq
untenable.
Complete agreement among tho al
lies and a display of unity in tho naj
ture of granting full authority to their,
commanders-in-Constantlnoplo to coi
operate in any emergency, would ro
move anxiety, iti is contended, and
guarantee stability during the discu
slons with the Turks at Lausanne.
TURKISH DELEGATES '
APPEAR AS VICTORS
(Br The Associated Press)
LAUSANNE, Nov. 13 Tho dole
gates of tho Turkish Nationalist gov
ernment have como to Lausanno as
victors, and. their mood is wholly dif
ferent from than that of tho conquer
ed representatives of tho sultan, who
begged for mercy when the treaty o (
Sevres was drafted three years ago.
Their leader, Ismet Pasha, boasts o
support from the Russain headquar
ters and alludes to tho uncertainty
which the new governments in Eng
land and Italy havo given to the soli-i
darity of tho entente.
Delegates of Mustapha Komal Pasha
to tho Lausanne conference aro con
fident of being granted their demand '
that Turkey 'shall be relieved of tho
capitulations which are rights granted
to foreigners in Turkey. They aro
ilso firm and confident in believing
that full sovereign rights will como to
thojr government through tho confer
ence. Having beaten tho Greeks at arms,
tho Turk3 apparently aro determined
to recover practically all tho Euro
pean territory wrested from them by
the world war.
First Man To Land On
Plane Carrier Is Hurt
(Br The associated press)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 Lieuten
ant Commander Godfrey D. Chevalier,
flrst naval aviator to make a landing
on tho airplane carrier Langley about
three weeks ago and ono ot the senior
fliers of tho naval air service, crashed
at Rock Haven, Va., near Norfolk, ear
ly today and was seriously injured.
Reports to the bureau of aeronaut
ics said ho was not expected to live.
Commander Chevalier flguured promi
nently in tho work of navy airmen
abroad during the war.
ARMY FLIER IS KILLED
(Br THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
ARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 13 Lieu
tenant John Blaney, army flier from
Mitchell Field, Long Island, was in
stantly killed yesterday at Brainard
Municipal Field hero whilo taking
part in an airplane relay in tho Hart-,
ford aviation meet. His' piano struck
a tree and crashed when about tq
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