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Pesos, 4Sc; Mexican gold, $50; Eacronales, $25.50; bar silver, domestic 99YiC, foreign 6354c; copper, 14c; grain, higher; livestock, higher; stocks, higher. LATEST NEWS BY ASSOCIATED PRESS ILLS WIFE. 3 CHILDREN YUMA CLIMATE IS CAPITALIZED BY ITSPEOPLE People Once Laughed And Jeered, 1 hey Are Now Getting Rich. ACRES AND ACRES UNDER PLOUGH Towns Spring Up Where Cactus And Yucca Only Grew In The Past. Br G, A. MARTIN. YTTMA, Arix Bee 23. Progress is I written all over Yuma. Even though Riley's Eneltah iray not be jxist the proper thins it len hie sigm says "Free gasoline eiery day the sun don't shine," he nas the spirit that has made Toma. He is proud of Tama and his sign means the same-as that os the South -o rn Pacific hotel that says 'Free hoard every day the son doesn't fahme. It is the spirit of pride in rhe town and this snirit has oared the streets, built a bridge over the Colorado for automobilists and built a good road into and out of the city ior uiese same tourists ana me iann ers who are turning the one time "desert" into a garden of great rroaucuviiy. Tama, the little city on the hanks of the Colorado, once a steamboat landing for vessels that plied between r.e i.un or .Mexico ana uus some one time the dustiest place on the frlobe when the wind blew and the i-utt of all the jokes In the country. i-a? capitalized its climate ana cashed in on It. Tama "Makes Good. Today oranges and dates are prn at Turn in commercial quan tities, alfalfa produces more crops than m any other locality in the world and sick people who come here to tret well are not disanintea. One time, the whole conn 'laughed at the joke about the Yuma soldier who died and went to the regions of fctiieoub and sent oacK nome ior nis blankets. Today people come here becanse the climato IS warm, for it takes warm, sunshiny, arid climate to raise ' e best oranges, the finest dates and te most nutritions alfalfa and to restore health and keen it restored. Yuma is not as hot as the rest of he world believes, for, like KI Paso, Tere is an absence here oi tne on mdity that makes it so warm in the eat. the south and the central west. suma is dry, cl!matlcaily and legally, and its drouth was a draw back until the Tama spirit coneruered and the great dam was built north ot nere toimpaima ue znupvy tbt-5 of the- stream that flows down out of the Grand Canyon and forms ti boundary Between Arizona ana California. Where the Climate Helps. This water now soaks the sandy i.VIpv and the climate does the rest. Seeds germinate in a remarkably quick time under the sunsnine in tnis alley and crops grow like the pro verbial gourd vine that enabled a cer tain little boy to climb and climb and climb into the sky and kill a .Tiant. Tuna ha killed tb giant of deolatln that onee sarronnded ft. In bf idaec tt has planted. -a!ttvatrd and grown m giant t prodnctlrlty. And it i only Just tarting. They had some trouble with a scale ( an insect of some sort in their dale orrhards and had to destroy a lot of them for a time, but new ones a-e coming on. Their oranges are jst coming into productivity. Their a'falfa fields are just at their best and their cotton is only beginning to -now what it can produce In the way of nealth for its growers. But they haven't planted half the 'ar.d they can reclaim, yet the city as doubled in its business and popa-i iation in a very few years and is crowing right along, regardless of 1 e price of copper and the slump in jsuess in other Arisona towns or -re shut down of factories in the Last. Yuma is staking its roll on Its i CoBtlaBrrd en page 8 eeismn 3.) Give In The Name Of Humanity Give Children Are Starving THE European Relief council, Herbert Hoover, chairman, is under- taking to save from starvation this winter 3300.000 under-nourished, sick, and orphan chadies. of central Europe. Mr. Hoover states that the present resoarces of this relief organization wiH be exhausted in January. It wul cost approximately $10 to provide each chSd with one meal a day during the remainder of die winter, and he k caHing on the people -of the United States for a fund of over $30,000,000 to carry out this jpganbe task. A rrmf&t for funds it being carried n is. every city of the United States during the Christmas season. The undersigned committee, in the same of camasity and in response to the appeal of Mr. Hoover and ms associates, has undertaken the man agement of this campaign is 1 Pass. Tins community has bees asked to contribute a minim am of $20,000 as its share of the fend. There have been many calls open the geBeroas-hearted people of this land, and the people of El Paso have sever failed to do their share. Though we may regret the necessity for this additional demand upon our people, we have been asked to undertake this task and we cannot tarn osr backs upon this appeal in behalf of starving children. Can yon? As it is almost impossible to secure organized workers to give their time at this season to a drive for funds, we are undertakiBg to secsre El Paso's quota largely through appeals through the newspapers, with the assistance of personal solicitation by the membership of El Paso's civic and religions clubs. It will not be possible, however, to make the personal appeal to more than one out of a hundred of El Paso's population. WE BELIEVE EVERY KAN AND EVERY WOMAN WHO HAVE ENOUGH TO PROVIDE FOOD, CLOTHING AND WARMTH FOR THE IX. FAMILIES, AND A LITTLE TO SPARE, WILL WANT TO DO SOME THING TO HELP DRIVE AWAY THE SPECTRE OF DEATH, IN THE FORM OF HUNGER AND COLD, FROM THESE HELPLESS LITTLE CHILDREN WHO CANNOT EXPECT RELIEF EXCEPT FROM THE GENEROUS-HEARTED PEOPLE OF AMERICA.. We ask all those whose hearts are moved to help in this work, to send their subscriptions at once either to C. N. Bastett, Treasurer, or to any of the iinuvt isigued. a K. BASSETT, J. G. MeSTARY, U. S. STEWART, E. J. SMMOITS, H D. SLATER. Christmas Giving Is A Good Deal More Spontaneous And Uncalculating BT MAIL. Jl A MONTH IN TEX N. M ARIZ, AND HEX ; ELSEWHERE. 51.51- Fair Weather For Christmas Promised By U. S. Forecaster WASHINGTON", D. O. Dec. 13 Generally fair weather Christ mas day. except for snow around the great lakes and in the northern Rockies, and rain on the Pacific coast. Is promised by the weather man. Zero temperatures will prevail in the northern part of thfc die trict between Bis river and the Rock mountains, the forecaster said today. A storm is bearing down on the Pacific coast states and will cause rain all along that coast, except in southern California. NATION FACES HUGE DEFICIT SAYS HOUSTON Waahinirton. r. C Dec 22. A gross deficiency in national transac tions of $2,100,000,000 this fiscal year and 11,500.000.00 for the next fiscal year was forecast today by secretary 10 us ton in testimony oeiore the sen ate finance committee which is con sidering the soldier bonus bilL The secretary said federal finances were in such shane that new sources of revenue must be found and no new burdens added to the treasury. Wool, Livestock Markets Blamed For Bank Failure -tioiorooK. Ariz, iec. z. dosing or the Holbrook State oank Is said to have been directly due to inability of sheep and cattle owners to realhre upon their annual output of livestock and wooL Men who heretofore had never failed to meet their bank ob ligations were unable to settle this fall and the bank, which, with lim ited capital, had dealt almost exclu sively in this class of paper, found it self without current foods. The in stitution was one of the smaller banks of the state, with $2$.(MH cap ital stock, 5211,000 deposits and $148. 000 loaned. Current demands are un derstood to aggregate 990,000 more than funds available. The stockhold ers mainly are responsible residents and the loans are said to have good security, though mainly in livestock and products that have no immediate market. Farmers And Livestock Men Demand Protection Denver. Colo. Dec 22. Protection for American farmers and livestock men through legislation was demand ed in 14 resolutions adopted at the annual convention of the Colorado Stock Growers' association here. Mors extensive credits to the farmer class, coupled with creation of a tariff to allow domestic producer to compete with those of foreign countries, were adoptee Ana opinions eanrsssee. nu legislation to this effect would be adequate to bring the situation again to normal. The convention adjourned this afternoon. Representatives from Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming were present. Imperial Farmers Fear Big Colorado Development El Centre, Calif. Dec n. Tne im perial irrigation district has asked the department or tne interior at Washington, D. ,C, what steps, if any, would be necessary to protect Imperial valleys interests in the mat ter of the application of the Southern California Edison company before the federal power commission for permis sion to develop 2.566,00 horse power of electric energy from the Colorado river at Marble Canon. The department was asked also whether it would take steps to pro tect agricultural interests. TRAIN HITS STREET CAR. INJURES 25. KILLS ONE MOwankee, Wis, Dec tJ. One man was killed and 25 injured, several seriously, when a Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul locomotive struck a street car filled with workmen dur ing a blinding snowstorm. The mo torman's body was found among the wreckage of the demolished car. EL PASO EL G. 0. P. ALL SET TO PUSH TARIFF UP T0WILS0N Turn Tables On Democrats Who Forced Taft To Veto Bills. REAL MEASURE , TO COME LATER Revision Of Import Duties Will Be Made With Harding On Job. BY DAVID IaATVREXCE. TT7ASHINOTOX, D. C, Dec 21. The W days of the "popgun" tariff bill are here attain, tmt this time the Republicans instead of the Democrats are planning to bombard the white house with tariff measures they know cannot get executive approval. Unquestionably there is a clamor for tariff revision, and it comes from scattered sections of the conntrr. where economic theory and economic xact are at odds, and toe producers feel that a tariff will helo them agrainst foreign competition. Bat the Republican party, which controls both houses of congress, has always been the party of tariff protection and it has been possible to answer the demand for tariff lftiriBlfitkm tar simply saying president Wilson would not permit tanxx proposals to be come law. Some of the tariff measures being proposed have been so hastily con ceived that if president Wilson did sign them there wonld be a shoes: on Capitol hill that wiH be heard around the country. Bxpect WHson Veto. The Republicans frankly do not ex pect Mr. Wilson to sign protectionist measures any more than the Demo crats expected Mr. Taft to approve : them In the fall of 1911, when the ! Democrats nao obtained possession of the house and began to fire "pop gun" tariff bills at Mr. Taft with tariff duties reduced to some work able mlnimums. It is interesting to recall that when the Democrats obtained full possession in 1912 of all branches of the government, including the execu tive, they did not offer the same sea of tariff bills upon which they had forced Mr. Taf f s veto. Another interesting sidelight on the situation is that the people who really have sponsored most of the ContInned on page 5 column 5.) STATE QUITS WORKONMILL, MONEY FAILS Bismarck, N. D, Dec. St. At the end of the present week or as soon thereafter as practicable, work on the state mill and elevator bnlldinz at Grand Forks is to be discontinued, according to a resolution passed by tae state lnasstnai commission, it became known today. The resolution stated that the flnin- eial situation is sbcfa that It appears the enterprise snoole? be discontinued until further funds can be obtained through sale of mill and elevator bonds. The state of North Dakota is en- eased in four lines of activity usually followed only by private interests. These are: Insurance, for public bonding and for crops: operation of mill and elevators; operation of a bank; operation ot a borne bunding association. These activities are Dart of the in dustrial program, backed by the Nanpartisan league. The last three named are under the control of the industrial commission of the state. Possibly the most ambitious of the fonr programs is that for a chain of state owned mills and elevators. A state owned flour mill with a capacity of 125 barrels a day. is in operation at Drake. A MM barrel a day mill and 1.5vO.Aoo bushel elevator are beine built by the state under one roof at Grand Forks. BAD MONEY AFLOAT, BANKS ARE WARNED Ijocxl bank fellers have detected a number of raised one dollar bins in the last few days. The counterfeiters have taken federal reserve notes of 51 denomination and changed them to tens. The work of pasting the false number over the originals has been so cleverly done that only those ac customed to handling money are able to detect the change, according to the tellers. 75 Petit Jurors Called For Federal Court Seven ty-f ire petit jurors to be prea- "ent when federal die trict court re- somes session here January It have been drawn preparatory to the dis position ot a heavy docket. Cases to be tried daring the first few weeks probably will Include only those now pending. The stand jury which re cessed last November may be recalled In February. Boy Scout Knives Will Be Given For Three Subscriptions A BOY SCOUT knife is offered free to boys who will procure three new one-month sub scriptions to The 19 Paso Herald. The Boy Scoot knives that The Herald is offering are mads of the finest tool steel, tempered and sharpened with skill and war ranted free from flaw or defect The subscription price for the daily El Paso Herald one month Is 11 in Texas, New Mexico. Ari zona and Mexico. Get the subscriptions today and deliver them In person or send them by mall to H." IL Frls. circu lation manage-. El Paso Herald. PASO. TEXAS. THURSDAY CLARA SMITH GIVES UP TO FACE MURDER CHARGE IN A RDM ORE QKLAH0MA CITY, Okk, Dec 23. The state of Oklahoma wffl aid in the prosecatioB of Clara Barton Smith, wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Jake L. Haraon, when the case comes to trial, Got. J. B. A. Robertson announced here at noon today. He wiS in struct the attorney general to assist in the prosecution. In dkcasskg the case, Got. Robertson said he is convinced "that there a a great deal of 'horse plaj" in the preparations for protect.. tion." He said that, in his opinion, the woman should be convicted of mansiaBghter and serve a term in the state penitentiary. CLARA BARTON SMITH, wanted in Ardmore, Okla- on a charge of murdering Jake L. Hamon. poli- MMan anff rr-tll Inn)r left El Paso Thursday morning in custody of sheriff Buck Garrett, who had come from Ardmore to El Paso to receive her surrender. The woman, who nas ior several had bv the ears the officials of two nations who vainly sought her, was calm and confident and declared that her blamelessness in connection with the death of Hamon. whose sec retary she was, will be speedily estab lished. After she makes bond at Ardmore. Miss Smith is coming back to El Paso to rest, according' to Mrs. J. u. ami in. her mother. When the trial Is over, if she is freed ot the charge of having hi. in Hamon. Miss Smith will make her home- here with her family. BT ASSOCIATED PllESS. w ORN and weary afler her long flight from Ardmore, Okla-, to Chihuahua City. Mexico, Clara Barton Smith, wanted In Ardmore on a complaint charging murder in con nection with the death of Jake L. Hanson. Oklahoma millionaire. Wed- desday nignt surrendered to sheriff Buck Garrett, of Ardmore. in Juarez. After Miss Smith stepped off the train from Chihuahua City she rushed to sheriff Garrett, shook hands with him cordially, and exclaimed: "Mr. Garrett. 1 am so giaa to see you!" The sheriff then conducted Miss Smith to a waitinflr automobile, and the party of officers and attorneys drove off in the direction ot the home of James L. Smith, the woman's father, 1119 East San Antonio street. wnere sne spent tne nignt. Bunt Began Xov. Besides sheriff Garrett, sheriff Seth & Orndorff. of El Paso; Charles Coakley, attorney, Ardmore: W. P. McLean, Jr., attorney. Fort Worth. Texas; Oscar Harper. American vice consul in Juares; and Ben F. Harri son, Miss Smith's uncle, accompanied her back to the American skto of the border. When the nartsF headed, by sheriff Garrett reached ET "Paso late Wednes day, they were net at the station by a corps ox newspaper menu aoin tne startfT and the lawyers refused to give out a statement at the time, and sBeedllT entered into a service car and drove away. Tne newspaper men tooc another ear, and a lively pursuit began, last in it over an hour, and ending at the passenger station in Juarez. The surrender of Miss Smith ends a nation-wide search for the woman which began on November XX. when the nrosecutinsr attorney at Ardmore. obtained warrants charging her with snooting Hamon ana witn a statu tory offense. Later a charsre of mur der was filed against her. Hamon was shot in his hotel at Ardmore on Sunday. November ZL He walked to the hospital where he said VATICAN DECREE TO WATCH THE Y. M. C A. AS IT "CORRUPTS FAITH OF YOUTHS amkine Catholic bishops to watch an "organization which while prof esBlnjr abelate freedom of thonsht In relijcioa matters. In till ladftferentlam and apostasy to the Oatholle relislon in the minds of Its adherents. The decree mentions the Tonus Hen's Christian Asoclatfen by name, saylns; It Is upheld by many CathoUes who do net know Its real nature. The decree saya the orzranizatlon corrupts the faith of yontha. Clauses of the canon law which forbid papers perlodleala and or ionization favoring re listens radicalism and In different Urn are recalled In the dearee which re quests the bishops to communicate with the holy see within six months the deelnlons tnken on the anbject at regional congresses. SEND IN YOUR CONTRIBUTION NOW; CHRISTMAS FUND IS $608.60 CHRISTMAS fund for children In the Salvation Army home, (Rescue Home) reached a total of IMS.M Thursday noon. The little boys and girls In the home hsve no parents to provide Christmas cheer for them and this fund is to do it. The Herald is collecting the fund for them. If there is any money left after a Christmas dinner is provided it will be used to bny the many things they need during the coming year. There is always a place for it. If you have not contributed send In your cheek now. One man in sending In bis contribu tion said: "Please accept this little Christmas Fund For Children CLIP this coupon and scad tt ts The Herald, -with year check for the Christ mas ivni far the boys and girls in the Salvation Amy Heme for Women sod OriMren ("Rescue Hotae") at EI Paso. The Herald will see that the meBey is spent far ChTiotmaa cheer for these little ones. Name Address Amount enclosed AH cestrtb.ti.B5 will he acknowledged in The Herald. HERALD EVENING. DECEMBER 23. J "My girl is Ured and sick. said Mrs. Smith at her home, at 1119 San An tonio street, Thursday morning. "So she Is coming back to the sunshine of 1 Paso to live and we are going to nurse her back to health and happi ness. Confident of Acquittal. Miss Smith and sheriff Garrett left at S oelock Thursday morning on the Texas & Pacific After Miss Smith makes the S1,0 bona required, sne wiu visit ner sis tor. Mrs. V. IX Walling, of Wilson. riir la fnr a few davs. Then she will return to El Paso and remain here until she goes to trm. The Smith's are confident the girl win not be convicted. Her trip to raomahna. they declared, was not an attempt to escape the law, but to get away from talk, which, they say, caused Miss Smith more worry than anything els. that a zun he had been cleaning was accidentally discharged. He died November 25. Woman Finds Friend. The search for Miss Smith led through the Oklahoma and Texas oil fields and into Mexico. At various times she had been reported at Cisco, Texas. El Paso, and in Juarez, going from the border town to Chihuahua City. Miss Smith's father supplied the only information given out regarding the woman's flight from Juarez to Chihuahua City. "A man she met on the train from Juarez to Chihuahua City must have been Heaven sent," he said. "She had never seen him before. They did not even talk the same language. He ap proached her. knowing she was in trouble and volunteered to shield her. And r!lara rerjoaad her trust in him. He guarded her as earefuRy as thongh sue were nis own cnuo. i iwubtb that's a miracle. I believe God guided that friend to ner in ner nour ot need." Father Calls Clara a Baby. TfcA "friend" was a Chihuahua offi cial.-the father said, who took Clara fr, tiia home and his wife became Clara's conwanion. The official noise nss estate witn private ae&ocuva ua tcu) hr saf nssl not even, her own brother "Jimmy." 1. oenld npyiosrh until he bad tboxouKhly estahllsll 1 1 sins lueuuiy. -Clara is Broken m neajw. tae father said. "Her nasther and I can notice it. Gone is her vivacity, her on lot. lithe movements and ready laughter. The strain has been too mueh for her. The ordeal is not over yet. I hope God gives her strength to endure all that Is yet to come. Too know to us Clara is only a baby We are glad she Is home. After ail this is over, she's going to stay with ns." When asked for an interview. Miss Smith said she wanted to give her story to The Associated Press but she was too urea last nignt- xsiter ner attorneys announced that they bad advised that she give oat no further statements becanse of the charges against her. Late last night a physi- (Contlnued on page 3. column 3.) ASKS BISHOPS YORK. Dec. 23. Official. of the overseas department of the Young Men's Chris tian association expressed aston ishment today when they learned that the holy office in Rome had issued a decree warning its bish ops against the American organ ization as "a corrupter ot the faith of youths. We are sorry, of course, that some people do not like us, de clared C V. Illbbard. associated genrrnl secretary. but there docs not seem to be anything to do about it." Mr. Illbbard said It had been "abundantly substantiated that the Y. M. CA.il not a proselyting organization" and said he could think of no reason for its being the subject of a papal attack. offering for the children wish were is times larger." Following are the contributions since Wednesday: Mrs. w. R. Piper f 5. SO Miss Belle James S.M WUson-Millican Cleaning works S.M airs. Knao Doerr. 1401 Haw thorne street 5.96 Sara EdeUe Weiss 5.96 Miriam Weiss 5.0 Tom Lea 5.04 R. E. U Ives. Jr. 114 West Franklin street 3.00 J. J. Fletcher. Hanover. K. M. . 1.00 Father and daughter 2.M Previously acknowledged SM.M Total 0.M 920. WITH RUSS PREPARE FOR NEW WAR IN CAUCASUS Troop Movements Indicate Campaign To Crush Re public Of Georgia. PEOPLE OF BATUM PANIC STRICKEN Situation Regarded Serious By Allies; May Send . Warship. TIFLJS Caucasia. Dec . By the Associated Press.) Russian Bol shevik forces appear to be con- contra ting for a campaign which will eliminate the republic of Georgia ! from the map of the Caucasus region, i Heavy soviet xorcos nave neon con- ; centrated at Tuapse, a port on the i eastern shore of the Mack sea, and at tiagrt, a port still further to the southeast toward the Georgian fron tier. Other Bolshevik acta contents are reported at Basalt, southeast of Trills, while the tenth Bolshevik army, which has been operating along the Armenian frontier, -s said to have passed through Karakllss. moving to ward the Georgian republic. Garrison Revolts. Independent Georgia has been tol erated by the Bolshevik! because of trade advantages offered at Batum. which has been regarded in Moscow as a corridor which permitted the Bolshevik! to bring in supplies from Europe. Reliable information from Batum. however, indicates serioos disturbances, the Georgian garrison there having revolted. This resulted la a panic and people stormed the ships in the harbor, seeking to es cape before the arrival of Bolshevist troops, which were reported in the ne igh borhood. Allies Hay Send Warships. It is understood the allies regard the situation so serious that they have considered sending; warships to insure the evacuation of allied mis sions in Georgia. The recent oil agreement concrodad between soviet Russia and Georgia has not been carried out nd as a conse quence train service has been reduced to a strict minimum, involving a seri ous commercial crisis. Supplies are awaiting transport to towns suffering from shortage of food and prices of necessities of life nave increased to fantastic figures in many places. SLCILLIANOS NAMED GREEK ENVOY TO U.S. Athens, Oreses, Dee. I. Dr. S1U- iianoa. nemo or tae pouucai nurean of the foreign otfkse. today said he had been nominated1 nUnlatsr to the United States. He stated he would go to AmwrlcR early in January and possibly would be accompanied by the princess Amastasta who, before her marriage tsprine Christopher of Greece, was Mrs William B. Leeds of New York. Dr. SicUlianoa, who Is 4 years of age. several times was Imprisoned by the Venixeltsta. He AurUrMl tax Greeks were determined to lose all If necessary, even their lives, to imd their klac. soward capps, American minister, and Mai Martin G. Sbnlanbers:ar. military attache, called at the king's iduy ana ssgneo wear names on the visitors book. They were accompanied to the nalaee hv th. Brazilian ministers. It was explained that the action was Inspired by courtesy and was not the result of In structions from Washington. ORDER RESTORED. Melbourne. Australia. Iw- 11. Thm irouDie netween tne Japanese and lay pearl fishermen of Proome has ended and order has been restored. All colored persons have been ordered to remain la their camps between sunset and sunrise. HARDING ASKS HERRICK FOR ' PEACE VIEWS Marion. Ohio. Dec Z3. Myron T. Herriek. of Cleveland, who was Ameri can ambassador to France daring the early daya of the world war. was called to Marion today by president elect Hardlns- to discuss the Interna tional peace plan to be pot before the world by the coming administration. The conference ia understood to have concerned particularly the ex periences of Mr. Herriek abroad last summer when he made a tour of European capitals, and talked with many leading statesmen. Fred w. rjpham of Chicago, treas urer of tbe Republican national com mittee, aw was on Mr. Harding's caning list Dot it was said tae visit concerned left-over official matters connected with the recent campaign ARMY ORDERS. Washington. D. C. Dec St. MaJ. Clare Blanee. medical corps. Fort Bliss, transferred to Camp Devens. Headliners In' Today's Theaters BIJOU The Plunger." George Walsh. KI.LANAV "Curtain.- Katharine XaeDonald. GRECIAN "Cupid the Cowpnncher." Will Roeera. UBRHTV HALE "Grand Opera." Carmen. TAUiCB "A Slave of Vanity," Paulina Frederick. RIAITO "Old Lady 31," Emma Dunn. UNIQUE "Her Beloved Villain." Wanda Hawley. WIGWAM "Out ot the Snows," Ralph Inee. (Read amusement ads on pas. 11.) tinned cold; Mew CARRIER DELIVERY. 11 A MONTH. SINGLE COPIES. S CENTS. HAM FARMER ENDS OWN LIFE BY SLASHING NECK WITH RAZOR Mans Worry Over Slump in Land Value Prompted Tragedy, Neighbors Say: Guard on $10,000 Truck Load of Whisky Shot Fatally By Six Persons in Auto Who Had Trailed Booze Cargo From Kentucky; Crime Increases. VORK. Nek. Dec 23. Carl E. NjcWsor.. a farmer, who Kved near here, kffled his wife and three chiUren with a hammer last night and then eorkd his own life by slashing his throat with a razor. Bodies of the i tints were not foosd until this morning. Worry over depreciation of the Deaf Mutes Smash Bank Window, Grab Money, Are Caught SCRANTON, Pa, Dec 23. New currency displayed on two Il luminated Christmas trees In windows of the First National bank at the moat prominent busi ness corner of the city, attracted thieves just before daybreak to day. They hurled stones through the windows and gathered up the bills indifferent to the burglar alarm loudly clanging over their heads. Police hurried to the scene and arrested the two men with their pockets bulging with the new notes. Both are deaf mutes. JUDGE SAYS CRIME WAVE IS "RIPPLE- El Pajko has no crime wave, it ma? be a ripple, bat It's no flood or any thing like that, according to Judge W. D. Howe, of the 34tfa district court. That does not mean, the Judge emotions, that El Paso and Juarez have no crooks, in fact he has it figured out that Juares ts a crcoks' haren a stopping place or half way hottee for many varieties of gentry disliked by the law. For that reason, he thinks, the crooks do not "pull" anything much here. They don't want to get In bad In their hanging out place. They hare to hare some place , to rest up and plot skulduggery. At least the crooks figure tbsy hare to have. Juares is wet. It has dope. One can gamble. One can be reasonably safe from the laws of these states, j SI Paso Is a division point. It's jnst Continued n page 3 eoteaan 3.) MAN HELD FOR SLAYING OF POLICEMAN TAKEN FROM JAIL IN hOR I WORTH AND HANGED FRT WORTH: Texas. Dec S3. Tom W. Vlckery. held on a charge of monnr 'U CQBOICUon W1UI Uie kilitnnr Monday niaht of nolireman Jeff C Ooneb. was taken from Mnntv Jail hero shortly after midnight by moo ana nansTea. Twantv-ftvet masked man eareiwd the la 11 and overaowerad IK. falter and hi assistants. upening vtckery-s cell, the mob removed the nrisoner. clad oarv in nigrht clothes, to a arove and swans him to a tree. FIUME'S DICTATOR IN OPEN REVOLT AS ITALY BLOCKADES D'Annunzio Threatens Death Mb Cause. Declaring Rebellion Is "Holy War"; Railways Torn Up and Wire Barriers Erected; Italian General Orders Foreigners From Port and Prepares to Lay Seige. 0NDQr,. Eng.. Dec 23. DVfonunzio has proclaimed a slate of war be hveen his Frame government and Italy and has forbidden the popula tion of Fmme to leave tbe city, says a Rome dispatch to the Exchange Tele graph quoting official advice. The proclamation, says the Central New, nome correspondent a HrT tiiBt " " .- " t . ""'"(S assinR LTAnnonzlO IS liable to be shot. Italy Blockade Flame. Trieste. Italy. Dec 21. (By the As- sociaiea iress.) strong cordons of i?." ana ajpmi. Brigaded Into probably a score of battalions, have been thrown about Plume and have completely isolated that city by land. The Italian fleet, which has Its head quarters at Pola. is scouring the gulf of Quarnero day and night for D'An nnnsio raiders, and aearehliff-ht on the waters from twilight till dawn Following the issuance of orders to establish a close blockade.. Gen. Cavlglia. Italian commander, direct ed that foreign citixens and civilians in Flume be given 48 hours to leave the city. Calls Rebellion "Holy War." Rome. Italy. Dec zj. To all ap pearances a state of war has been re established by DAnnnnslo forces along the Flume front. Roads and railway tracks have been torn up. barbed wire entanglement h,., K-- established and all telephone and tele gimpn wires leaning into Flume hae wvt . Gen. Cavlglia. commander of m eminent troops around Flume, has Issued manifestos urging his men to srive evidence of their dlwrlniin mnA loyalty. Cape Oabriels ITAnnanzio. on the other hand, is launching his appeals. He is praising sailors of Italian destroyers which recently www mii huh utt a ua Iran. nunxlo side. He says the mutiny of the sailors ts worthy ot imitation and that his rebellion is a "holy war." Refuses To Recognize Treaty. London. Ens. Dec 22. Militarv operations have been begun by Italian government troops against forces in and about Flnma eotnmaiMljMl h. Capt Gabriels D'Annunzio. who re- rases to evacuate ths city and permit Than Cynics Maintain HOME EDITION WEATHER REPORT. El Paso, lair, continued cold; west Texas, fair, con- Mexico, fair; Arizona, fair. 14 PAGES TODAY ME value of a large tract of land he pi-"-ehased some time ago is said by ne's1' bors of Nicholson to have prompt! the tragedy. Inability to meet payments on t land also is said to have contrib jt - 1 to his depression. The children were Irene. IS. line. 4. and Nell three weeks oM The tragedy occurred at the ho- -i of his fatherinlaw, M. C. Plank. sieved wkukj cost shot. Cincinnati, O , Dec 23 Jonp -Kline, of New York, a guard r-n a. track loaded with '.vhisky valued a $10,000 bound from Frankfcrt Ky 1 1 New York city, waa probably fata I wounded when svral shots wr- fired late last night on Reading ro id this city. In what police believe -naa an nnsuccessfnl attempt to steal tv whisky. xne snooting was none ry six rr-' In a touring car who had followed ;e truck from Kentucky. Bank Robfced of 3&e. Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 2V Tr unmasked men held up the later- j bank of Rosed ale, a suburb of Kar sas City, Kan,, and escaped w 1 1 1 S400O to $5000. B. L. Teisley. ass. tant cashier, and Lester Stucrv -bookkeeper, wer forced into t vault and the bandits scooped t loot into a flour sack. The bank 'o S2.,660 in a daylight robbery on Ap 25, 191. RaMs 1b Arizona. Preseott. A"r:z-. Dec. 23. Sevente persons have been arrested in ?u. a dosen raids by forces of the sherf office on alleged gambling resorts Among those arrested was Robert Birch, constable-elect of Fresco t Birch conducted a restaurant an i soft drink business. Aliened Gangster Indicted. Fresno, Calif, Dec C3. T!" Fresno men. said o be the r leaders of a big gans held resporsib.s for numerous outrages committed oi young girls, and also for many bur glaries and highway robberies, ha-. bean indicted by the Fresno cou-irv grand jury. After firins; a few snots in'o body, the mob dispersed. Sheriff Smith and chief of po . -Porter, earned anonyrcouslr ha: Vlckery as being hanged, reoche .the, scene shortly after tbe mob hai disbanded. Vlckery was 3 years old and i chaaffeur. Policeman Coach answer- i a call from a garage Monday fc to arrest an alleged intoxicated r r The officer was shot whin he ar- .-v e 1 at the carag-e. v-.-kery was arre;e to All Who Refuse to Support I'ji put into operation the r1"1- Dispatches received here state tvz military works along the line mar ing tbe frontier of tne "regency n' Quarnero" have been raided and a Italian destroyer is said to iai -shelled DAnnun2:an batteries rsland of Veglia. ?outhwe3t of Finn. An attempt on ih part of D Anun s!o to seise control of the Mon'Hpn.i canal, running down the Daliat coast behind a sayee ) of low ssiird has been foiled. Troops dispatched to Castel Venier. fcortheast of Zara. , point which corarrards the souther entrance to the canal, wre forced tc retreat, some of tiicm being captjr-d and others disarmed. D'Annnnzian legionaires v' o hav been acting as garrison at Zara ar. said to have fl-d from that citv. It is asserted D'Annunzio planne 1 to abandon Flume and to land some where along the Dalmatian eoas where he would raise the banner o' revolt, hoping to create a suuat o men would nu.Iity the treatv o' Rapallo. His sciim-.?. hon- saia to l said ts have been frustrated by go eminent troops, which have pr vented the departnre from the city vessels loaded -witn Igionaires Easy To Choose The Christmas Menu Here GOOD things :or tie Christmas table will be mighty easy to select for El Paso housewives who refer to page y of today's Herald. Loca! grcceis and meat i markets are there o'enng an un usually varied assortment of th dainties of tne sr-asan at pri s I that will appeal to the economical. I