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VOL. XXIV. NO. 29 FORD WOULD PROTECT PLANT FROM GREED, HE DECLARES Manufacturer, With Edison at Muscle Shoals, Explains His Aims in Respect to G.-'eat Development FLORENCE, Ala.. Dec. 5.—“1 don’s want Muscle Shoals to own it. I want Muscle Shoals to complete it. It’s a wonderful job, one of the greatest opportunities ever offered tea? man. “I want Muscle Shoals so that it can never be exploited to greedy private ends. I want to complete it so that it will always remain in the service of the people, and not to be exploited by any greedy finan ciers and so-called bankers against the people. “I want Muscle Shoals because Muscle Shoals properly built and operated will help to put an end to war.” Standing on the great uncom pleted Wilson dam Saturday, Henry Ford voiced his real reasons for de siring to undertake what he regards , as the greatest job in his career, i Thomas A. Edison, tall, angular, : stood by his side, a wisp of his white hair blowing in the breeze, | shading his eyes with his hand I against the blinding rays of a de- ; dining sun. Has Enough Money “I’ve got all the money I can j ever want, more than Edison can I ever want, more than I can ever ■ hope to spend if I tried to spend it I on myself,' Mr. Ford continued!. I “Now, as the result of the last great ; war, the chance has come to me to . undertake the completion of the proj-' ect, which, if built as it should be, ; ought to be a source of national j wealth and well being for 1,000 I years. •“Muscle Shoals should become America’s greatest asset out of the World war." Gigantic steam shovels with four to six times the capacity of the or dinary contractors steam shovel, will enable Mr. Ford to complete the great Wilson dam in half the time, and at almost half the cost previous ly estimated by the government en gineers. It was the inventive genius of Mr. Edison, applied to the problem of construction of the Wilson dam, that evolved the plan for the new shovel with its gargantuan maw that will soon be crunching its way j across the bed of the Tennessee , river. Not only has Mr. Edison perfect ed the plans for the new power I shovel, but he already has completed | shovels working at his plant in New | Jci s. y. * It was because he knew of Mr. Edisons shovel and its effe«?tive nss on great constructive enter prises that Mr. Ford was so confi- - - p’s organization could success., fully handle the completion of the dam project, Mr. Ford announced i aft''? turning from his inspection of the •dam. Wann Reception The tri-cities of northern Alabama seemed to be flocking about the Fair Lane, the Ford private car, tonight as it lay parked on a side track near the small Florence sta tion. Due to Mr. Ford’s request that no greeting of a formal nature be extended to him, all plans for a welcoming banquet were laid aside i by W. C. Ashcraft, Secretary of the Florence Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Ford’s interest in the Muscle Shoals project seemed to be whetted to new keenness when he and Mr. Edison returned from the trip to the dam. Mr. Edison, Mrs. Ford, Edse. Ford and Mrs. Edsel Ford were also in the inspection party. “One thing is sure,” he said upon his return. “We have got to keep the hands of Wall Street off this project. Whether or not I.am even tually permitted to develop the proj ect, the American people. I am cer tain, will never permit Muscle Shoals to be turned over to the hands of men who would exploit it against the people.” Messrs. Ford and Edison expect to be able to give Secretary of War Weeks a report on their estimate of the cost of the completion of the Wilson dam by the end of the week. It will not be a long document. Today's trip was largely in the nature of a personal check-up on previous reports. The report al ready has been pretty well out lined in both men's minds and noth ing they saw caused them toYhange their previous estimates. Ford’s Proposal Mr. Ford will not agree to con struct the dam at any guaranteed “I will tell Secretary Weeks what Mr. Edison and I believe we can do the job at, and will assure him we will do it as cheply as it can be ’■-jclone and cheaper than the govern ment can hope to do it. Sunday the two men will give the nitrate plants a survey.. They are inclined to believe that the exist ing electrical furnaces in the plants will have to come out and new ones along the type developed at the River Rpuge plant installed in their stead. Monday the party will re turn via Nashville, where they will inspect the Old Hickory power plant. "If the government will accept jny suggestion of paying for the cost of the completion of the dam with money issued against the valu“ cf the structure itself, the people of this country can have this won derful project completed. and it will not cost them one cent,” Mr. Ford said. ~ , Objects to Loads “If they issue bonds, as V- all Street will want them to (Jo. it will cost at leg. st twenty to thirty mil lions of dollars for the bonds them selves, plus the interest over a pe riod of thirty years, which will run into almost double the original amount of the bonds themselves. “Now,” declared Mr. Ford, ‘‘sup pose the government issues the twenty odd millions of dollars re quired in the shape of currency to pay for the dam. These bills will be'an obligation against the United States, they will be backe- 1 by the credit of the country and will rep resent the value of the Muscle Shoals plant itself. The men employed will be paid, the material bought, with this money. There would be no in terest, and interest is driving the world bankrupt. “When the. project starts operat ing its earnings ougnt to be very large. Out of tne earnings the cur rexicy can be retired. By this plan (Continued on Page 6, Column 6) \ Woodrow Wilson As I Know Him BY JOSEPH P. TUMULTY I BY JOSEPH P. TUMULTY CHAPTER XIII WHLE Governor Wilson came ojit of this controversy with j the two colonels, Harvey and I Watterson, with flying colors, he was by no means beyond the dan ger line. His enemies both within and without the party hotly con tested his leadership and the bit terness of the opposition grew in proportion as his candidacy gained daily advantages. Everything possi ble was done to block his progress and to make more difficult his road to the presidency. Everything he had ever said or written, especial ly his “History of the American People,” was carefully examined in the hope of finding some way to discredit him. All the guns of the •opposition were turned upon him, but nothing seemed sufficient to block his progress. All the charges, intimations, insinuations, and sland ! ers that were industriously circulat- I ed by his enemies were without es- I feet, and the trained political minds j in his own camp were apprehensive I lest his candidacy had reached its j climax too long before the conven- I tion. How to maintain the present advantage was the problem that I perplexed them. They were hope- I fully looking forward to the bene i fits that would accrue to their can i didate in the “round-up” of can- I didates at the famous Jackson Day I dinner, scheduled for early January, I 1912. This dinner was an annual af ' fair and was eagerly looked forward j to. It was expected that the lead j ing lights of the Democratic party : would attend this dinner, including I Colonel W. J. Bryan, Champ Clark, i Oscar Underwood, Ex-Governor Folk, of Missouri, Roger Sullivan, of Illinois, and the New Jersey gov ernor’s friends were confident that because of his ability as a public speaker he would make a strong and favorable impression. They were not disappointed. We were waiting the Jackson Day dinner with great expectation, and congratulating ourselves that we were now safely “out of the woods.” J and that things would move smooth ly for our candidate, when, like a bolt from the sky, came the pub lication of the famous Joline “cock ed hat” letter, which caused an other panic in the ranks of the ! too-optimisuc Wilson forces. The Joline Letter | This letter was written by Mr. 'Wilson to Adrian Joline, a Prince ton alumnus and prominent New | York lawyer at the time of the I split in the Democratic party over the silver question. The letter is as follows: “Princeton, N. J., April 29, 1907. “My Dear Mr. Joline: /‘Thank you very much for sen£L. "ing me your address at Parsons, Kan., before the board of directors of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway company. I have read it with relish and entire agreement. Would that we could do something, at once dignified and effective, to knock Mr. Bryan once for all into a cocked hat! “Cordially and sincerely' yours, “WOODROW WILIN’.” The publication of this letter came at a most inopportune time for the Wilson candidacy, and how | to meet it was one of the most difficult problems that the Wilson forces had to face. Our enemies were jubilant. They felt that at last they had broken our lines and that we would not be able to "come back.” At this time I was at the state house at Trenton and I received a telegram from the governor, re questing that I come at once to Washington, where he was confer ring with the leaders of his forces in an effort to find some way to neutralize the bad effects of the Joline "cocked hat” sten’y in advance of the Jackson Day banquet, at which Mr. Bryan would be present. On my arrival in Washington I went to the Willard hotel and found the governor in a conference with William F. McCombs, Tom Pence. Senator O’Gorman and Dudley Field Malone. We discussed the sit uation fully and the character of reply the governor should make by way of explanation of the Joline letter. Mr. Josephus Daniels, a friend and associate of Mr. Bryan, was sent to confer with Mr. Bryan, in order that Mr. Wilson might have a close friend at hand who could interpret the motives which lay .back of the Joline letter and im press upon Mr. Bryan the present favorable attitude of Mr. Wilson toward him. Breach Is Closed Mr. McCombs suggested that the governor address an open letter to Mr. Bryan, voicing his regret over the publication of this letter and assuring him of his present kindly feelings toward him. I vigorously opposed Mr. McCombs’ suggestion, arguing that no explanation of the Joline letter could be made to Mr. Bryan that would wear the appear ance of sincerity, or be convincing and that the letter having been written there was nothing to do to extenuate it in any way and that the wise thing to do was to make a virtue of necessity. I suggested that on the following night, when the governor was to deliver his ad dress at the Jackson Day dinner, he could, in the most generous and kindly wav, pay a handsome tribute to Mr. Bryan for his unsel fish service to the Democratic party throughout th e dark years he had been its leader' tha ! 1 felt that he would appreciate a tribute of this kind and that he wotrid al together resent any explanation of this incident which would appear to be truckling or apologetic in char acter. This plan Was finally agreed upon. In the very beginning of his speech, in the most eloquent, tactful way. Governor Wilson paid a trib ute to the Great Commoner by say ing. as he turned to Mr. Bryan: “When others were faint-hearted. Colonel Bryan carried the Democrat ic standard. He kept the ‘fires burning’ which have heartened and encouraged the democracv of the country.” The speech at the Jackson Day dinner was a triumph for Wood row Wilson. While it was a tempest ous voyage for him, with many dan gerous eddies to be avoided, he emerged from the experience with j his prestige enhanced and with his candidacy throughout the country strengthened. The Bryan Joline crisis was safely passed. In the (Continued on Page 6, Column 3) EfIBLYAGREEMENTS UNARMS QUESTIONS ME BELIEVED NEAR Pressure Put on America to Join Alliance With England, Japan and France to Con trol Pacific Great Progress Made During Third Week Os Arms Conference WASHINGTON. Dec. s—The third week of the arms limitation conference produced an agreement among the big three —Hughes, Balfour and Kato —on the Amer ican 5-5-3 naval ratio, with some modifications in favor of Japan. The agreement also included the “scrapping” of the Anglo-Japa nese alliance, and the setting up in its place of a four-nation un derstanding or entente, to include the United States, Great Britain, Japan and France. Sanction of the Tokio govern ment was all that was needed to confirm this agreement as the week ended. Progress was made on Far Eastern questions. The Far Eastern committee of nine pow ers agreed that foreign postof fices should be removed from China by January, 1923. This date was left open, subject to Japanese approval. A resolution creating a commission to work out means for gradual reduction and eventual elimination of extra •rritorial rights in China of for eign nations was adopted. The question of withdrawing foreign troops from China was referred to a drafting committee, which is to report a resolution upon which further discussion will *>e based. On the question of leased ter ritories in China, France proposed surrender of her leases if all other nations would join her. Great Britain agreed to surren der her Shantung lease if that would prove helpful, but declined to give up her Row Loon lease, near Hong Kong. Japan reiter ated her willingness. to. get out of Shantung, but declined to sur render her South Manchuria lease, which includes Port Ar thur. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5. (By the Associated Press.) —The naval" ratio negotiations, apparently at their most favorable stage since the arms conference began, waited on Tokio Saturday ..yhjjje representatives of Great "Br’itaTnr’Tapan and France were coming together in a condition al agreement for withdrawal from portions of their leased territory in China. Outward developments contrib uted nothing to the status of the naval discussions, but the impres sion grew in usually well-informed circles that the American, British and Japanese governments were considering in provisional# form an agreement that not only would in clude acceptance of the American 5-5-3 ratio but would have to do as well with Pacific fortifications and some of the political problems of the Far East. Definite action, however, will have to wait for several days while the Japanese delegates feel out the atti tude of their home government to ward the newest phase of the nego tiations as it shapes up from last night’s conference between the heads of the American, British and Japanese delegations. In the meantime, what actually transpired at the meeting of the “big three” is a closely guarded secret, all authoritative spokesmen refusing to take notice of the result ing crop of guesses and conjectured and surmises as to what “alliances,” "understandings” or “compromises” might be in contemplation. Conference Recesses In the Far Eastern negotiations, oil the other hand, the developments centering about the Chinese leases were of so pronounced a character as to be regarded generally as ranking among the. most important of the whole conference. The British, Japa nese and French in turn expressed their willingness to give up certain of their holdings In China, and al though definite undertakings are yet to be formulated; the move was ac cepted by the friends of China as promising a substantial modification of the principle of “spheres of influ ence.” The much-discussed Shantung lease was among those Japan offered to abandon as soon as China makes satisfactory policing arrangements, but at the same time the conference was reminded that the whole Shan tung problem was under considera tion in direct negotiations here be tween China and Japan. A willing ness to discuss the So'./h Manchuri an lease, also was evidenced by the Japanese, although they insisted that Japan's treaty rights in that section must be preserved to her. Tonight the conference and all its subdivisions, after three weeks of continuous work, went into recess until next Wednesday. Many of the delegates, it was said, had important personal affairs pressing for atten tion, and most of them wanted to be present Monday and Tuesday at the opening of the new session of congress The interim also will per mit the Japanese to advise them selves fully as to the attitude of To kio, and "’HI ntake it possible for Arthur J. Balfour and other mem- I hers <;t ihe British delegation to ful- I fill a series of engagements in New ; York. .\li Delegates Confident In a'i the major delegations confi j dence apparently was increasing to i night that the response from Tokic would be favorable, and that a more definite basis of negotiation would develop soon after the reassembling of the delegates next week. The members of the conference have no thought that a final agreement will be possible in the immediate future, however, because many details re main to be determined. Os growing prominence among the side issues of the naval prohjem is the Anglo-Japanese alliance. That is a subject which the British, Japa nese and Americans all refer to guardedly, but there have been (Continued on Page 6, Column 4) ATLANTA, GA., TUESDAY, ’DECEMBER 6, 1921 A. B. C. PUZZLE JUDGES DETERMINING WINNERS The Tri-Weekly Journal’s tremen dously successful and popular “A. B. C. Puzzle” closed at midnight on November 30 with thousands of readers conpeting for the prizes. The following judges—all of them prominent Georgians—nave been se lected to determine the winners and are now. at work on the huge task of checking over the lists submitted: Joel Hunter, of the Joel Hunter and company, Atlanta, certified pub- HOLDERS OF COTTON INSIBOMSIT® BY ESTES DOREMUS The cotton market, at the clo.se of business Saturday, virtually wns in the same technical position as it was on the same day two weeks ago. The position of all deliveries in New York appeared strong vzith clos ing figures for the day either at the top or within a few points of the crest in both directions. All op tions were higher- than two weeks ago, with every month well above the 17-cent level except July, which was 16.63, one point below the crest. At the close of the day’s business, traders were not so uncertain as to future movements of values as they were a week ago and there was a dis tinctly bullish atmosphere prevalent in cotton circles. Brokers were ad vising purchases, particularly on dips, and the consensus of opinion seemed to again favor the long side as a money-making proposition. The dominating factors, certainly for the present, are the arms confer ence and the spot situation, in the south. As regards the latter, the keynote is found in this apt opinion from Hubbard Bros. & Co.: “There are no indications of the south weakening and in the long run the answer is in their hands.” This is just one way of saying that the holders of the actual will be able to control values and force buy ers to pay a better price for the staple in the end. While the hold ing movement is general, there is a tendency on the part of most farm ers to sell just enough cotton to liquidate current debts, but not enough to affect prices. Optimistic Factors Optimistic views of (he disarma ment conference have hhd a stabiliz ing effect on values, and as has been said before in these columns, any really constructive good that comes out —of the intrmrrtioTiat gathering" is certain to send prices to new high levels for the season. Coupled with these two bullish factors is the disturbing news con- i cerning the pink boll worm infesta tion in the southwest. The Dallas conference reports the appearance of the pest in six counties, and it is feared that infested seed have been shipped to seventy-two stations. Week-end statistics were bullish, spinners takings for the week ex ceeding the into-sight, showing a de crease in the visible supply of the world for the first time this sea son. In the domestic goods market, the demand has remained quiet, owing it is pointed out. to a desire to keep wholesale and jobbing stocks down until end-year inventories have been taken. This would seem to indi cate this situation will obtain until the first of the year when spinners are expected to get back into the market and increase the demand. The rally in foreign exchange has been responsible for some of the bul lish comment and taking things by and large, the outlook for better values is considerably brighter than a w6ek ago. Two Government Reports Other factors that will have their effect on the market are the ginning figures as of December 1, to be made public Thursday, and the govern ■ment’s estimate of the crop to be issued the following Monday in Washington. 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The decision of these capable and impartial judges will be announced at th?,- earliest possible moment While the date cannot be definitely set ?is yet, all puzzle contestants will be glad to hear that the news will be published in the near future. 12 BELIEVED DEID IffIMLLIM PHILADELPHIA, Dec.’ 5.—A head-on collision of local passenger trains on the Newton branch of the Philadelphia and Reading railway, between Woodmont and Paper Mill stations, sixteen miles from Phila delphia, today resulted in the death, it is believed, of nine to twelve per sons and the injury to more than a score of others. A snowstorm prac tically cut off wire communication with the scene of the wreck, which delayed the company in receiving de tails of the accident. The Collision occurred in a single track in a deep cut, the trains be ing a local from Philadelphia for Newton, Pa., and another from New town for this city The wreckage took fire and early reports were to the effect that a number of persons were burned to death. Relief and wrecking trains were at once sent out from nearest points and physicians along the country side were summoned. The injured and known dead Were mostly commuters living along the Newton branch. Shortly before noon the company gave out a statement in which ’t said the cause of the accident seemed to be due to the train leaving Phila delphia “over-running its orders.” Motor License Tags For Next Year to Go On Sale Dec. 15 Motor vehicle license tags for the year 1922 will go on sals'' December 15, it was announced Monday by S. G. McLendon, secretary of state, and the following special information was issued for the guidance of mo tor vehicle owners: “Application blanks may now be obtained from your sheriff or any licensed auto dealer. “Order at once to avoid delay. Give postoffice box, street number or It. F. D. number and box number on application. “Register your car by March 1, the time Required by law. “Owners of cars registered last year, failing to register by March 1, if registration is asked for during Marc hand April, must first pay the sheriff of home county $1 in order to register in these two months. Have sheriff sign application before mailing to secretary of state. 1 no fee must be paid to sheriff for remainder of the year. “No extra time or days of grace will be allowed in 1922, after March 1. « “State if you have passenger car or truck. Truck must have special ly designed tag, distinguishing it from passenger car tag. Ilegal to use a passenger car tag on a truck or on a passenger car with truck body for hauling. “Send check or money order with your application. Hold postoffice money order receipt as this receipt acts as a ten-day permit. “A license number, when once is sued to cover a certain motor ve hicle must remain on that vehicle and not transferred to, or used on any other vehicle. “Answer all questions on applica tion blank, giving full description of car, as all fees for license num bers are based upon N. A. C. C. ratings of horsepower. Be sure to give date car was purchased, or ap plication will be returned.” FEDERAL BUDGET SHOWS BIG SLUMP. CONGRESS IS TOLO • I ! Apparent Deficit Can Be Met Without Additional Taxes, Harding Says— Many Measures Before Session WASHINGTON, Dec. s.—Congress was back on the job today confront ed with the huge legislative tasks ot the ’regular session. WASHINGTON, Dec. s.—The fed eral budget for the fiscal year 1923 —the first to be compiled—shows es timated expenditures of $3,505,754,- 727, a decrease of $462,167,639 as compared to the estimated outgo for the fiscal year 1922, ending next June 30, and a reduction of $2,032,- 285,962 from the actual outlay in the fiscal year 1921. Estimated receipts for 1923 are placed at $3,338,182,750, leaving an apparent deficit of $167,571,977. In the budget to congress today, President Harding says, “ways are provided for the relatively easy adjustment” of the discrepancy between income and outgo “without added taxation.” As one means he recommends legislation directing the reduction of the naval supply ac count by $100,000,000. Actual app priations asked of congress for the various federal de partments and agencies for 1923, to tal $3,224,875,592, exclusive of post office department. This represents a reduction of $122,806,310 from the original estimate as presented to the budget ‘bureau, it is stated, but is approximately $27,000,000 more than the appropriations for this fis cal year. Explaining the $280,879,134 excess of estimated expenditures in 1923 over the appropriations asked for, budget officials explain that some of the funds actually to be put out will be carried over in continuing ap propriations and by other mea.v. They say that appropriations for a given year do not accurately reflect actual expenses for that yar, point ing out that while the appropriations for this fiscal year were $3,197,807,- 962, the estimated actual outgo will exceed this sum by approximately $770,000,000. Os the total estimated expendi tures for 1923, approximately $2,- 900,000,000 is to pay for past wars and to keep up the fighting arms of the government, leaving only about $600,000,000 for the peace-time pur suits of the federal establishment. The estimate for the army and the navy is $801,635,107, a reduc' <n of $66,306,299 as compared with this fis cal year and $956,352,741 as com pared with the fiscal year 1921. Normal Figures Explained The navy estimate of $431,754,000, it is explaind, does not take into account any possible reductions that might be brought about as a result of the arms conference, the total in cluding funds for continuing work on the ships of the 1916 program, most of which would be scrapped un der the proposal made to the confer ence by the American government. Accompanying the budget as sent to congress is a detailed report from Director General Dawes as to the operation of the budget its establishment five months ago and some pointed comments as to means of continuing its efficient op eration. Discussing the reception of the budget by congress, General Dawes says: “It is to be expected that since the preliminary estimates have been made under pressure by the execu tive for proper retrenchment, where consistent with efficiency, it w ot< be necessary, as heretofore, for con gress to make radical cuts upon the estimates of the budget with any un certainty as to what will be the re sult as it effects efficiency. The president of the Uptted States, when he sends the budget to congress is presumed to send it with all the re ductions in expenditures which can be effected without due impairment of governmental business processes. In the preparation of the budget he has had at work an authorized agency in the bureau not only in ascertaining the reasonableness of desirred appropriations, but in con tinually imposing pressure upon the departments for a reduction in the estimates wherever proper and pos sible. ’ ’ Boram ffISMOGIFT NEW YORK, Dec. s.—Rev. Francis P. Duffy, former chaplain of the 165th infantry, part of the Rain bow division, last night was the ob ject of a public testimonial meeting which filled one of the largest the aters in the city, in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of his ordination as a priest. The cli max of the ceremony came when Otto H. Kahn, treasurer of the com mittee in charge of the affair, pre sented Father Duffy with a check for more than $25,000 as a token of the esteem of his friends. Among the speakers who eulo gized the peace and war-time serv ices of the priest were Archbishop Patrick J. Hayes, Senator James W. Wadsworth, representing President Harding; Wilton Lackaye, Mr. Kahn and Rabbi Joseph Silverman. Seated on the stage were 250 offi cers and men who served overseas with Father Duffy, including Colonel William J. Donovan, war-time com mander of- the regiment. Mistrial Is Result In Arbuckle Case ■WILED AGAIIKTCLMJKE A deluge of damage suits against Edward Young Clarke, imperial klea gle of the Ku Klux Klan, made its appearance in the state courts Mon day for alleged slanderous and false statements recently made by the kleagle. That several additional suits would be instituted immediately was indicated in telegrams received by The Journal from former grand gob lins of the order, who came here a week ago to lay the alleged chaotic condition of the klan’s affairs before the imperial kloncilium and urge the removal of Kleagle Clarke and his associate, Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler, but who were themselves dismissed in consequence. Harry B. Terrell, one of the de posed goblins, who already had sued Kleagle Clarke for $25,000 for al leged slander, began a new suit Mon day for an additional SIO,OOO for al leged mis-statements made by the imperial kleagle in the Sunday news papers, relating to a reported agree ment between Clarke and Terrell as the result of a warrant” issued by Clarke against the goblin charging larceny after trust. The suit set forth that Clarke made the statement in the press that he (Terrell) had agreed to settle his alleged indebtedness to the klan if Clarke withdrew the warrant. He charged that this was untrue, that lie had made no such agreement, that Clarke’s statement to this ef fect was made solely for the pur pose of obtaining favorable pub licity for himself. • Z. R. Upchurch, a former klan or ganizer, began three suits against Kleagle Clarke —one in the city court cf Atlanta and two in the superior court. One vas for $20,000 as dam ages for alleged misrepresentations made about him by the defendant; one was for the purpose of enforc ing an immediate accounting of the money Claimed to be due him by the klan; and the other was to collect SSOO said to be due him by the kleagle on an bpen account. > Upchurch charged in his suit that Imperial Kleagle Clarke agreed oral ly with him in June, 1920, that he would receive one-third of all mem bership fees received by the order. He said the ether two-thirds were to be shared between Clarke and Mrs. Elizabeth Tyler. Hu asserted he did not receive his share, but received only SIOO a week for ex pense money. A. J. Padon, Jr., one of the foui deposed grand goblins, sent The Journal a telegram from Chicago reading as follows: “Larceny charges against me in E. L. Clarke’s warrant are untrue. I have instructed by attorney in At lanta to file suit against Clarke for libel to extent of $50,000.” F. W. Atkin, another deposed gob lin, sent The Journal a telegram from Philadelphia, reading as fol lows: “Am informed Edward Young Clarke has sworn out warrant agaisnt me. Believe this is publicity move on his part as I have earnest!* checked all accounts with his repre sentative and a satisfactory settle ment is being made. Have advised my legal representative in Atlanta to enter suit against Clarke for libel.” The warrants sworn against the three goblins Saturday by Kleagle Clarke had not ben served Monday, it was stated at the office of Sheriff J. I. Lowry. Besides Goblins Padon and Atkin, a warrant was issued for Lloyd B. Hooper, formerly of the New Y"ork domain. Goblin Terrell, leader of the grand goblins, who came to Atlanta to present the alleged tottering con dition of Ku Klux affairs to Colonel W. J. Simmons, imperial wizard, and who was discharged in consequence, already has filed suit against Impe rial Kleagle Clarke for $25,000, charging malicious slander and libel. The imperial kleagle swore out a warrant against Terrell Saturday, but withdrew it ten minutes after he signed it, stating that an agree ment had been reached wth Mr. Ter rell under which the former goblin would settle the alleged shortage in his accounts. Mr. Terrell, the only one of the four goblins still in Atlanta, em phatically denied Monday that he had entered an agreement with Im perial Kleagle Clarke. “I am not short in my accounts,” he declared, “and I have agreed to only one thing—to meet Clarke any where at any time to talk settle ment of my damage suit against him and the bail trover action that is pending. I don’t owe Clarke or the klan anything, but. on the other hand, an accurate accounting will reveal that the order owes me con siderable money. Therefore, 1 again invite Clarke to go with me to Washington or Chicago in order that we may determine the amount and have a settlement.” Colonel Simmons now is in the mountains of North Carolina. Where he will spend several weeks for his health. He delegated to Mr. Clarke full authority to maintain supreme command of Ku Klux affairs during his absence. Thousands Ignore Order to Strike At Packing Houses CHICAGO, Dec. 6. —Thousands of employes reported for work at the Chicago packing plants despite the strike call for 6 a. m. A small group of union men, esti mated at not more than 1,000, gath ered around the gates and refused to go to work. KANSAS CITY, Kan., Dec. 5. Between 70 and 80 per cent of the employes of Kansas City packing houses were at work this morning despite the strike call for 6 a. m., plant officials declared. Union officials and strikers who defied an order of the Kansas indus trial court not to strike, claimed a larger percentage effectiveness for the walkout. Scents a copy, $1 A YEAR. Woman Juror, Who Voted "Guilty” Claims She Was Approached During Delib erations SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. s.—Col lateral issues were to the fore today in the affairs of Roscoe C. Arbuckle, the jury which tried him on a man slaughter charge having disagreed and been discharged yesterday. August Fritze, foreman of the jury, issued a signed statement later saying that one of the women jur ors, who was in the minority, re fused to consider the evidence from the beginning and declared that “she would cast her ballot and would not change it until hell froze over." There were two jurors who voted for conviction, according to Fritze. Foremost of the three groups of circumstances attracting public in terest to the motion picture cpm edian was the charge made by Mrs- Helen M. Hubbard, one of the jurors who tried him on charges arising from the-death of Virginia Rappe, that attempts had been made at her intimidation. Mrs. Hubbard told Milton U'Ren, an assistant district attorney, and several other persons, that a man. icnresenting himself as Gus Oliva, a commission merchant with whom her husband had had business deal-’ ings, had telephoned the husband Saturday night with the intent of having ner change her vote as a juror. She let it be known that she had stood consistently for Arbuck le’s conviction. Hubbard said it had been intimated by the man that he might save himself trouble by send ing his wife a note asking that she vote for Arbuckle’s acquital. U’Ren announced the whole matter would be laid before the grand jury to night. The federal charge against Arbuck le, based on an allegation of al leged transportation of liquor drunk at the party in the Hotel St. Frances at which it was charged Miss Rappe met fatal injury at Arbuckle'S hands; was set for hearing today. Charges of perjury against Mrs. Minnie Neighbors, of Los Angeles, a witness called by the defense in « Arbuckle’s manslaughter trial, also were set for hearing today. In addition to all these, last night’s intimation by Milton Cohen, member of Arbuckle’s counsel, that the defense had “something up. its sleeve” and was prepared to “let it come down” today, came in fob com ment. In a statement following the jury’s return Arbuckle declared one of five women jurors had prevented his ac quittal “because she refused to allow her fellow.jurors to discuss the evi dence or reason with her, and would not give any reason for her atti tude.’’ Alleged A.,B«&A. Train Wreckers Go on Trial In Cordele Tuesday FITZGERALD, Ga., Dec. s.—The first of the cases for alleged tWiin wrecking on the Atlanta, Birming ham and Atlantic Railway are to be called for trial at Cordele next Tues day. H. M. Bishop, Jim Russell and Thomas, indicted by the Crisp coun ty grand jury and in jail at will face charges of having been, implicated in the burning of a bridge near Musclewhite, to which O« C« Fairfield made a confession and named Bishop, Thomas, Russell and. A. K. Hall as co-conspirators; the last named not being apprehended. The attorneys for the defendants allege’ that they have strong testi mony of indisputable character in establishing an alibi for at least one of the defendants, who it is said was in company with a prominent local physician in attendace at the sick bed of a relative during the entire time, which it is claimed he was spending with Fairfield on this criminal mission. As this defendant’s witness Is ot the highest character and bis Oral statement born out by the Written record of his office, it is thought that the state will not be able to connect this defendant with th© crime. J. D. Walker’s Former I Business Associate Put On Trial at Sparta, Ga. SPARTA, Ga., Dec. 5. —The Sep; tember adjourned term of Hancock superior court was convened Mon j day morning by Judge James B. Park. At the noon hour only mat ters of routine had engaged the at tention of the court. The grand jury was recharged and is in the midst of its deliberations. It had been anticipated that the case of alleged embezzlement of the city of Sparta sinking fund against John D. Walker, the former Georgia banker, would be among the first cases sounded but in as much as it has not been possible to obtain Walker’s attendance by reason ot the failure of his extradition from Texas to work smoothly the case can’t possibly be heard at this term. Senator Underwood’s Mother Is Dead BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 5. Mrs. Frederica Virginia Underwood, mother of Senator Oscar Underwood, of Alabama, died at the home of her son, Fred V. Underwood, here early today of heart trouble. Mrs. Underwood was born in Pe tersburg, Va., ninety years ago. She had z been critically ill for several days/ Burial will take place Wed nesday morning at Louisville, Ky. Mrs. Underwood is survived by three sons - and one daughter. Sena tor Oscar Underwood, Fred V. Un derwood, of Birmingham; Major Sid ney S. Underwood, U. S. A., and Mrs. W. T. Underwood, of Birming ham.