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Si Tpc 3PafagmiUl SnlipfrnnE Itrema of the community. - - ISSUED THREE TIMES-A-WEEK; 156 TIMES A YEAR PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY VOL. XXXII. PARAGOULD, ARK., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1922. I VERY WISE MAN I FROM ILLINOIS I GETS IN JAIL I P. G. Baker Was Determined I to “Show Up” Esq. Kel | ley and Deputies; Esq. [Grooms “Butts In.” (From Thursday's Daily) 1\ G. Baker, a recent arrival from Illinois, is languishing behind the bars at the county bastile under the watchful care of Jailer Waldrum and there he must remain for a period of thirty days to satisfy a time end of a fifty dollar assessment that was registered against him in the court [ of Esq. ('has. Grooms this morn I'. ing. He was charged with obstruct ing the process of law as a result fyof an incident he staged five miles least of the city the first of the >' week when he interrupted a legal i, action that had been scheduled in I the court of Esq. W. E. Kelley of I Hays township, by an extraordinary 1 exhibition of wisdom when he pre | vented a deputy sheriff from arrest | ing Boyd Gregory who was wanted I upon a charge of carrying a pistol. I He prevented the officer from en <1 lering process against Gregory by y representing himself to he a schooled | lawyer, a former prosecuting attor ney in Illinois, and informing the yy arresting officer that he had no ease ! against the young man and that he would jeopardize his official status £ if he attempted to take the man into S I'listndv. f Mr. Baker ventured further and informed Esq. Kelley that he was not qualified to deal with violators. In fact, he intimated that the peo ple of Arkansas were so densely ig norant that it was going to require some “wise peekerwood” of Ilia rare ability lo institute processes of the higher, super-cultured order to get them straightened- out upon the path of literacy and intellectuality. It is said he expressed himself as ^literally “eeching" to seize an op ^pP>rtunh.y to give the people of this ’ untutorad section of the United States the benefit of bis superior wisdom. Esq. Kelley and Deputies John Quinn and Luther White de cided to give him the reins of dis played wisdom and let him go the limit of expressed egotism. He did. Now lie’s in jail. According to impressions ex pressed by the officials of Hays township, tlie “wise man’’ is around thirty years of age. It seems he arrived in the county previous to the holidays. According to statements made, the stranger indicated that ha was reared on Eagle Creek, in Illinois, and that the people of that section were very keen-eyed, alert of brain, quick on trigger, up to snuff and highly cultured in every respect end all combined. He es tablish'd tlie impression that lie was tliq real, ring leader of that com munity. It was claimed that they also made liquor on Eagle Creek— good old moonshine, squirrel climb ing hooch, stout enough to “make a rabbit spit in a bull-dog’s face." Tl ie i-fntrxil lm 1'iirthnr I'hiimorl Hint when a liquor case came tip in his home section and the community was not satisfied to take the process inlo the court they just cocked their pistols and shot the subject, to an adjustment and to the pacification of the vicinity. Hr claimed to have jj been the big legal light of that r community, former prosecuting at torney and the fountain head ot information generally. Rut tlio wisdom displayed failed to keep Royd Gregory out of trou ble for toting a pistol. Esq. Groonu decided to risk fining tlio young SMALL STEAMER IS GIVEN UP AS BEING LOSI Vessel V/as of Five Thou sand Tons and Carried a Crew of 44—Last Seen oh Dec. 6. (Ry The United Press) Hamburg, Germany, Dec. 28. —The five thousand ton steam er, Hendrick Kayser, from New York to Bremen, with a crew of forty-four men, has been given up for lost. The vessel was last sighted on December 6tn, off Newfoundland where she was reported to have had a broken rudder. 1ST. LOUIS MAN SHOOTS DOWN A RELATIVE Claimed Daughter Had Been Attacked—Five Bullet Holes Fired Into Body Brother-in-Law. (Uy The United Press.) St. Louis, Dec. 28.—“I just shot a man,” shouted Vinccnso Margotta, forty-one years of age, as he rushed into a local no i lice station today. When his excitement had been cooled by the police he confessed he had ! killed his brother-in-law, Cale gcro Scaturo, because the latter had attacked Margotta’s daugh ter, Dora, twelve years of age. Margotta led the officers to a butcher shon where they found the bullet riddled body of Sca | turo, thirty-five years of age. He had been shot five times in I the head and body. Margotta I said his twelve-year-old daugh ter had been attacked on sev eral occasions by the slain man I but had kept the attacks a ue ! cret in fear of death. ... man in me sum ot imy uonars ami the costs. The ’Squire then took another chance at “tampering with wisdom” and assessed a fine of fifty dollars against Ilakcr with a thirty day sentence to the county jail, upon the charge of "obstructing legal process.” The two cases were duly entered upon the records and the convicted immediately accepted the verdict of the court. EXPill FROM SENATE TO MR WILSON Resolution Adbpted Instruct ing Vice- President Cool idge to Send Message Former President. (By The United Press) Washington. Dec. 28.—The United States Senate today passed a Resolution instruct ing Vice-President Coolidge to express to Former President Woodrow Wilson the “great pleasure and joy with which the United States Senate has heard news of his recovery to good i health.” SHIP SUBSIDY PET MEASURE GIVEN REVIEW Indications Point to a Final Defeat of Measure— Only Passenger Ships Benefitted. — (Special Correspondence, t Washington, I>. C„ Dec, 28.—Op ponents of the President's ship bonus bill now before the Senate believe that its defeat or withdrawal hat been assured by the showing, that its chief beneficiaries would not be the operators of cargo carriers but powerful corporations operating pas longer vessels, that on the basis ol 1 computing compensation fixed by the Shipping Hoard ships going iighl of cargo would receive the same sums in subsidies as if they carried I full cargo, and that the measure as it stands "launches the government upon a tea of trouble and enormous expense." The Dill does not provide compensation based upon tonnagi ’ carried, but upon size and speed o ships. These are only a few of the ob jeetious urged against the Presi dent's pet project Dy the Democratii minority of the Senate Committee 01 Commerce, but they are regardet as so vital that unless t'aey are re moved a majority of the Senate, in eluding “straight’* Republicans am western progressive Republicans wil [vote to kill or recommit the meas lire. Chairman Lasker and other offi jeials of the Harding administratioi lContinued yu Page Pour) Deserted, Feet Frozen, 8-Year-Old Lived on Wind-Swent Roof 3 Weeks r -THE- EMPTY-TANK,] IN WHICH JOHHNY MILLER. VYAS IIVIN6 lb i NURSE’ READ/N6 *“ r* -r" j tto :him, fAFTER; I 'rescue' r ' ! ■ % New York, Deo. 27.—How much is a friend worth? Eight-year-old Johnny Miller can tell you, for Johnny has four friends who stuck “to the finish.” Deserted by his stepmother, both feet frozen, Johnny was found crawling across a tenement roof on which be had slept for three weeks. “Only I didn’t sleeD much,” John-| ny confesses. “My shoes had holes and snow got in under mv feet. My! feet would wake me up.” From his warm bed in the Heck-1 slier Foundation hospital, where the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty j to Children is now keeping him,1 Johnny sings a paeon of praise fori his friends, Fishy, Natie, Johnny' and Pashie. “I got good friends, anyway,” he beams. ‘-‘They told me about the tank. Fishy fixed it for me to wash in his hall with soap. Natie gave me his pants. They got too small for him. Fishy got me stockings. In the tank I dressed all up with the stuff to keep warm. “Fishy got me an old mattress . -. - ■' out of the cellar. I told him my feet was cold and the boys brought me a box to put them in on cold nights. They would worry about me all the time. Natie sells frank furters and all the time he asks me if l want .one* - “Once when my mother was alive Santa came. She is two years dead now. Not everybody i3 good like her. When I grow up I make my stepmother feel bad if I can find her. But I don’t care. “My friends I got, anyway.” VETERANS IN SENATE CLASH OVER PROJECT! _ Lodge and Borah Face Each Other in F'ight About the Arms Con ference. ; Washington, Dee. 28.—Adminis tration senators under the lead of !Chairman Lodge of the foreign re llations commission, begun in the senate yesterday a determined fight against the proposal of Senator Uorah, Republican, Idaho, for a new International conference in Wash ington to discuss economic condi- j tious and disarmament. Senator Lodge, who was said by I his colleagues to have ascertained ithe views of President Harding and j liis administration advisers, opened i Ilia attack as soon as fhe senate be gan work on the Uorah proposal, I which is in the form of on anjend jment to the annual naval bill re ;questing the president to call an leconomic and armaments conference. I The fight on the senate floor bo gan after a score of administration 'senators had conferred ni Senator | Lodge’s offices uuc: mapped out a | program providing for a resort to parliamentary tactics if necessary . j to defeat the move hy Senator Uorah. ,i Part of. the senate irreconcilable* who have voted with Mr. Uorah on (many other questions of foreign polidfT also wtts arrayed against his amendment, while the altitude of , the Democratic side of the chamber seemed to be a waiting one, with [ many members unUeeided whether . j to support or oppose the conference . plan. j! Senator Lodge declared the amend I ment’s proposal for an econetn’c con ference was an entirely new subject, (foreign to the provision put into the I bill by the house for a further naval J limitation conference, and was of I “grave importance." Reviewing the work of the Wush I ington arms conference, the Re publican leader recalled that Pre mier Brland had told the conference that France could not consent to my limitation of land armament. “Of course, that put an end to my further action by the confer ence on the question of land arma ment,” said Senator Lodge, “because I no action could bo taken except by j unanimous agreement. France may | iiave changed her attitude within the j year, but if so, l have no informa-J tion to that effect. It would he use-, less to call a conference on land armament without knowing that France was ready to withdraw her objection. It would be futile unless it was known that the other powers, were not going to object at the very ' beginning. WAR FLEET HAS BEEN ORDERED RETU AT ONCE Great Britain Disturbed Over Attitude of Turks at Lausanne Confer* ence Says Report. (HjA-The United Press.) London, Dec. 28.—The fleet of British warships that left Constantinople last week has been ordered to return there immediately as a consequence of the Turkish attitude at the Lau B sanne conference, according to unconfirmed advices received here today. The British fleet is under the Command of Admiral Brock and will sail from Malta upon the return voyage this afternoon, it was announced. Venezuela, is one of the few coun tries of the world where there are 'no labor unions. If snakes did not cast their skins j they would not grow. I CRUEL FATHER LANDS IN JAIL; MANSLAUGHTER Neglects One-Year-Old Child, Declining to Provide Medicine; Came to Greene County From Corning. (Prom ThurhUiiy’s Daily) Gene Broshears, thirty-four years of age, is in the county jail on the charge of manslaughter, awaiting action of the spring term of the Greene county grand jury. A he charge was set against the accused in Esq. A. B. Hays court last Satur day, the outgrowth of alleged neg lect of a one ear-old child thul dietj December l!Hh near Bard, on the ' fa mi of F. W. Hathcock, foi whom the accused had been pick ing cotton. The man moved ti Greene county October • 15th, com ing from Corning, and he and hit wife and one-year-old child occu pied a tenant's house on the Hath cock place, it was stated today. The case against Broshears foi lowed an attempt to procure i death certificate from Dr. E. S Baker, county health officer. Tin doctor made the customary inquin into tho deatii of the infant befon issuing tho certificate and decide! it was a case demanding iiivc>stiga t ion. He and l)r. Ellington, tin latter of the Bard section, foum what tlicy regarded as being sub stantial evidence that Hie infant' death was due to gross neglect am recommended a legal iuyestigatioi with the result that a charge o manslaughter has been lodge against the father of the unfortun ate child. According to evidence introduce at the-hearing, the child had bee ill several weeks. It's body he j came almost u mm;■< of sores, on affected part of its body in particn ' lar becoming a most loathsome ai Diction, the unchecked disease eui : in^ its way into vital parts of tli I VANDALS ENTER Ml CHURCH AND RUIN PROPERTY Sunday School Room and Main Building Entered —Locks Broken—Of ficers After Culprits (From Tlai rad ay'a n.aily) An instance of vandalism that, in /point of unadulterated cussodnessj of spirit, compares very forcibly and clearly with acts of sacrilege of the dark ages and the barbaric re gions of the earth of the present day, was that conducted at the First Methodist ehureh in this city yesterday afternoon when the annex and the main building of that house of worship were broken into, ran sacked and treated to other indig nities that were of a most disgraceful sort of conduct. Leaders of that church and officers of the law are upon the look-out for the culprits who staged the episode, hoping to bring them to justice. Tile annex of (.lie church, sit uated upon the north side of the 'ot—used as a Sunday school room, was entered by breaking the lock i nf the door. Sacred pictures that ^ ulorned the walls of the room were Torn from their places and trampled | into a soiled mass upon the floor, j and other marks of vandalism were I left to indicate the trail of the cul i irits. The rear of the main church building was then entered and one >!' tlie large window glasses of I he 'uditorium on .the second floor of he structure was broken and other uischief done in that section of the dilice. The lower part of the main | building was then visited and locks on the compartments used for keep ing Sunday school and other chtirch literature and supplies were broken and the contents of the compart ments scattered about the floor and much of the stock destroyed or soiled. It is difficult .to reajize that a civilized community could lie pos sessed of characters committing such depredations, but the evidence left by the culprits who invaded the sanctuary yesterday afternoon sup plies ample proof of the fact they are really here. It is doubtful if parental corrective measures would prove ample in a case of this sort. The more stern process of a trial court, evidently, would come nearer to measuring out the deserved de gree of justice. BOMB IS SENT J. A. CHAPMAN j - . ...... . J . Thought Package Was Christmas Gift — Mrs. Chapman Cannot Live —House Wrecked. (Uy The United rrcss.) Marshfield, Wis, Dec. 28.V - James A. Chapman and wife were seriously injured last night bv the explosion of a bomb. The bomb was received through the mails and was wrapped as a j Christmas gift. the wrapping was removed, re leasing a rubber band con- , trivance which set off the blast. The full charge of the explosion was received by Mrs, Chapman, striking her in the abdomen. Attending physicians said this afternoon that she cannot sur vive the iniurics. Mr. Chapman’s arm was so badlv mangled it was ampu tated. He also received nu merous wounds about the body and race which may prove fatal. The bomb was filled with slugs of iron, glass and nails. The explosion practically wrecked the house. M infant’s body. It was stated that 11medical attention would have averted • | tile ravages or the affliction hut 11 this was denied the helpless victim I and it was permitted to romair II ill a condition of misery and un f[Cleanliness till death brought it re 1 lief. The mother of the child, ac -, cording to impressions of thosi ! testifying, was helpless to afford I her babe needed attention, only II bathing it the best she could until - death finally overshadowed its life, ej According to the attending physi - cians, tlie case against the accused - lather is a most serious one and will he pressed in the criminal divi e sion of circuit court. 1 MR. ARMOUR IS TO RETIRE FROM THE PRESIDENCY This Step Likely to Occur When Purchase of Mor ris Company is Final ly Consummated. < TSy The United l:reas.) Chicago, Dec. 28.—The letire mcnt of J. Ogden Amour from the presidency of the packing company bearing his name, with the completion of the purchase of the Morris Packing Company, was foiccast in financial circles today. According to these reports Mr. Armour would, in event of his retirement from the presi dency, become chairman of the board of directors, and F. Ed son White, at present the vice president of the company, will become president. Mr. White has been with the Armour com pany for many years and is | largely known for his selling ability. During the World War < Mr. White bore the distinction of being the world’s greatest salesman, due to his successful handling of huge government orders. UNITED STATES MAKES PLAIN 1 ITS POSITION! Supports Allies Against the Turks at Lausanne--- * | Conference May Break | Up Any Minute. ’ ^ (By The United Pr«M.) Lausanne, Switzerland, Dee. 28.—The United States sap ported the Allies against the Turks today at the Lausanne conference as the session neared the breaking point. Open defi ance was issued by Marquis Cursons in which he wanned that if further efforts were ' made by the Turks to secure the Mosul oil fields, would, lead to a break-down of the parley. The Turk’s position was voiced by Ismet Pasha when the con ference opened. France backed Great Britain in this matter, French minister declaring he was amaaed at Pasha’s declaration. Richard ,■* a Washburn Child, Amerieaa ob server, the voiced United 8tates’ support of the Allied demands for proper guarantees. "The United States,” Mr. Childs said, “considers her rights under the capitulations still exist." The conference th» afternoon, it was considered, is likely to break any minute. /I_1__. v uictM ucituug Acaujr. Athens, Greece, Dec, 88.— The Greek government this sl tcrnoon is planning to rush on* hundred thousand troops to Eastern Thrace to fight the Turks in event of a break-down of the Lausanne conference. OSCEOLAF THREATENED BY BIG FIRE Wide Swath Cut Through Business Section in Heart of City—Starts in Negro Hotel. Our. tola, Ark., Dec. 2R.—Fanned by a strong south wind, a devastat ing fire for two hours yesterday aft ernoon threatened to wipe out the town of Osceola, and after having (Continued on Page Four) COTTON MARKET Quotations—Futures ---- ■ ■ • Magi (Special to The Daily Press.) New York—January; opened at 26.52; closed at 26.47.