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EDITION MONEY WIZARD TELLS HOW HE GOT IN DEBT Has Only SI,OOO to Pay Five Million Dollars Debts CHICAGO, 111., Fob. 13.-I owe $4.- Wu.OoO and I ha\o loss than SI,OOO in cash. Raymond J. Blsehuft told Judgi K. M. Landis in the federal court today at tin- inquiry Into his financial operations which arc alleged to ha\e ruin«*.| thousands of poor investors who trusted him with their life saving^ RischofT declared that Ire was only 15 years of ago and that ho had ac cumulated liabilities estimated by a receiver appointed Saturday as total ling approximately $5,000.4)00 in less than two years. 110 described the bumness lie hud been conducting as 1 “general financial business, brokerage and oil" and said that ho started it ill the spring of mo with $19,000. Asked wh>*re he obtained this money BischofT said he had earned part of it working In the stock yards and that the rest was the result of stock specu lations. lie declared that he had no previous business experience, that he lived at home at that time and that tlie •oily work In had doic was in connec tion with obtaining members for the Bov trouts. Under a rapid fire , t f questions by •Judge Rand is. he aid lie felt he could ha .* recouped all Ills losses |f the r<*- cei\, - ship pr**e. .-dings had not halted his . surer. 1 pit• * l*.is« !< ff's protestations that a.l of the million" In* hud handled were lo>; i . a was made f• -:* all possible and Judge !. ud; < issued res training etd.-rs I'-evejitlnt; BlscliofTs relatives from disposing of two flat g : ■ • :n. four nutouioinie-. and the eui.t-mts of several Safer-, deposit Im.x« *. Bisrhoff said In-*fi> m*;al operations began wli< n th* father <>f one of Ids J-ov scouts cam- t** obtai" .i !• an ef I *•» help p- a mortgage He said! he did not ha e the nuui< y but obtained I R in vesting S _ * belonging to the m.in who wanted the loan. Tlo- mar.'' said BischofT” told some of : friends about me and th* y . amc J no- nid panted m<> to do tliis for t» r m « man told another and the first thine I knew there were lfMi peo- P . They would loan me money and I would give them my personal note with < p.-r cent. Interest. Bhichofr also * id that l-.e owned Property .u-Tsaa* ■ Kan mis. bmwh* ua » 1 other slates and that all of tin in in rlit develop Into valuable oil fields. fudge I.aridis ordered that ’lie re t ■ thyt s Lai iff re re fe-. .. h.i.-I;ruptcy Sidney Kastrnan. START ORGANIZATION OF THE UNEMPLOYED Won 1-1 l'urm WorkmoHCouu .-dP In All Puifr Of I'nihil St.-itf- NKW Yhl’.K, !•> 13. Organisation of hn Am-:, an ‘ unh-n cf the unmi- P •. .**l • to • r-.vem- •* l-y :?■«* work mens ••(!uu- •• efein »>f ropre«ent.i t!..r which prevu. • m Hovlc; Russia, v m a ttcmplod • a meeting of 1.0»> Jobless Ni-amen at the ifcamens church institute hOr*‘ today. Leaders announced that the move, ruej.t would b carried to every city . th-- country, in an effort to compel i;. verntnent and capital to “provide <. - , or supply the Jobless with tem per a - . .-I. it union wag.- rat' -. - ' To guard against any attempt at \ oh-n -c during u demonstration adver tise I to precede tin? meeting. several hundred mounted police patrolmen, r. .•v es and detectives paraded the t-.i; y district. The demonstration however ".»•• cm fined to on- tatter- d soldier of th*' art y <>f un> nip'.ovr-d. who marched to ar.-i fro along the waterfront sand w 1.0 l betwe-n placards exhorting the j.*' |. s- to Join him. Formation of workmens council among tin* Johles*. with dire.-; ar.d lil - re.-i affiliation with organized labor, taxation • * capital to provide work and eustennn. - f**r the unemployed. ■ . - mansions along Fiftj avium* - .* "while th. owners are sunning thenis-lvcs at Palm Beach with Mayor llyland." wcr. advocated as mentis of relieving the situation. FURTHER DROPS IN RETAIL FOOD PRICE ” tBH|NGT< '* Fib 13 Furl t decreases in reti l food prices are - shown In issued today by - department of labor for ?7 *-f the r country's large cities, for the month t ending January IV Th*' deerense in that period for the various cities waa r given ns follows t "Salt Ink** '".ly and Savannah. " per cent.: Providence s per cent : Man- , • tester. N. 11.. New Haven and Now , York. 7 per cent.; Louisville. Mllw keo. Minneapolis, Norfolk. J It.shurg and Rochester, f. pep cent.: Bli mltu; -. c Imm. Chicago. C’olumhus. Pent i and , Rent tie •'* Baltlmcr Knfisn.t^ City. Little Uodk. riiiladolplta. St. Louis. Springfield. Mass., and Wash- ( Ington. D C . four per cert.; t’lnoln imti and Indianapolis, 3 per cent, and , N- w < irleans 1 per c**nt. ompared With the average • ■nst | n tb* ’ • .*r lid.!. Ilm retail cost <<f food I on |-*Kt Ia ii ii.i ry I- the -lepnrtnm it »t 'unt;uue.T on I'm* 1 Two.) 4' THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN FIFTY-FOURTH YEAR BIG FOUR RAIL BROTHERHOODS ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS CLEVELAND. Ohio. Feb. 13.—The "big four" riitlroad brotherhoods have dlvid* d into two groups, each of which will conduct separate uogotla tions with the railway managers in i'uklvmial osmfcrenccs. Th*- hreth**r h«»od of loconioilvo englnocrs will meet the railway executives jointly with th*> brotherhood of locomotive firemen and englnemcn. The brother hood of. railroad trainmen and the Order "f Hallway Conductors will conduct their conferences Jointly. This was Hnnounml tonight by AN.' <; Lee, president of the trainmen and Warren S Stone, grand chief of engineers. Further than this they would say little “It is our intention in the future,! Mr R* <• -.ltd. "to handle wag*' que*- •i.-ns thru our regional associations as wo did prior to the national ncgotla- . tlons carried on during the war period.” This means that concerted action «*n wage matters which have existed for several year* is ended for the pres- , eut at le.t• -. it was understood The brotherhoods row will deal with the railways i:i three regions—eastern, western and southern -instead of ns n whole thru tlm labor hoard, it was declared Till- is understood to bo agreeable to the railway executives. Th*' first sti.-h conference will l.e held ; i Now York Thursday between! WATCHFUL WAITING IN MURDER PROBE | Autliuritii's Admit No Pro sross in Apprehending Slnver of Movie Director LOS ..NOBLES, Cal.. Feb. 13.—The | Investigation of the slaying of Wil liam Deomonil Taylor, motion picture director, reached a stage today which was described by officials directing the inquiry as one of waiting for the unexpected.” It was admitted frankly that no pro gress had been made in the direc tion of establishing who fired the sh"t which killed tho director In his home on tlie night of February 1. The onl.v action taken In the district attorney's offi.-e. where t lie inquiry has been .eptralir.ed. was the interviewing Into today of a young woman who called with a request, that she might sec tome of the Investigators. Him left shout fifteen minutes later, after ha'- ipg heon taken to the office of TMsg . tr|ct Attorn**.'* "Woolwine. ;' : he *le , lined to ci'*' her name. t*rr.«ons "ho ..,1V her said sh*' was no one connect ed prominently with the motion pic ture industry. Mr. Wool wine previously had said he expected to receive reports from de tectives nnd others handling the per : i I gat Ion which might tnnke .... • for him t-1 Inter?lew cer tain persons who might havo state ments to make concerning the case. The district attorney said ho had ■ clmckcd up on “countless” clews which t ,l leer, brought to his attention, but without definite result. "For Instance.’ he said, "I was out until 2 o’clock tills morning invest 1- gnting whs. on its fare appeared to h,-. promising lead. The result, how’- ll,,,. was t',.t a certain p-'ison had what turned out to he nothing more than a vag ’ • ■ |;hi* simply no nn example of what w<* 11, , ■ t•» contend 'v uii in his ras**." PUEBLO, tWO., TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1922. SOMEBODY’S BEEN USING A RAISIN representatives of the trainmen, con ductors, and the eastern group of rail way*!. Another conference next Monday will’bring together the same delega tion of railway*executives and officer* of the brotherhoods of engineers and fimnen and cnginonien. The action of the brotherhoods has no connection with tho invitation to join other railway unionn in a con-, ferenco with tho miners, it was do- j dared. | TREATY ON TAP IS SENT TO SENATE WASHINGTON. Feb. 1.3 -The trea ty between tho United States and Ja pan fixing tho status of tlie island of Yap and covering the allocation of wlrebecs and cnblo rights on and from that island, was sent to tho senate to do > ; tby President Harding. VIPS treaty was received by the sen ate in executive session and was re ferred to tho foreign relathwn com mit t--*-. only a brief noto of transmit tal by President Harding was had and the executive refrained from discussing its term**. Publication of the text of tho treaty was referred by Republican loaders who plan consideration of it along with those arising from the armament con ference which were submitted t*» tHo senate by tho president in person last week. Tlie provisions of the treaty had pre viously been made public at the stato| department and declared for preserva tion of American cable rights on tho island while recognizing tho Japanese territorial mandate. i LONE SAILOR IN LIFEBOAT AWAITS RESCUE FAR AT SEA NKW YORK. Feb. 13.—Somewhere. on the Atlantic about 600 miles from ! Nr w York- if his luck las held—John Briekner, a British fxxin.au. is bobbing ' about in a lifeboat waiting out his sixth night in the hope of rescue. The i story of his losn in a high gale and a | heartbreaking game of hide and se*k hia little bark played with his would be rescuers was brought to port today by Captain Walter Beckwith of th* 1 steamship Caffney. The storm broke on tho morning of February 8, Captain Beckwith said, BUILDING TRADES WAGE CONTROVERSY REMAINS DEADLOCKED DESPITE OPEN SHOP INSTITUTION I "There is nothing new w ith regard to the situation." said K. S. Whitlock ' of the Master Builders' association last night. "We are standing right on the open shop idea: wo nre working a few mm and will put on more. neither asking or caring whether they are , union men or not.” I The builders hold their regular meet ; lug Inst night, but it was stated that 'there were n<> new developments since jtl'.o organization announced a week ago that the open shop system, would Igo Into effect yesterday. I Opo of the master builders ptnted ithnt he ,md his associates did not have WILL DEMAND ARMY REDUCE STRENGTH Lively Debate Expected When Army Appropriation Bill Comus Up WASHINGTON', D. C., Fob. II.—De niarnl for a reduction in the sizo of the army to 100,000 enlisted rnon or oxen to a maximum of 75,000 will bo made In the houao when the an dual army appropriation bill comes up for consideration, members of tho sub comnilttco-which Is drafting the meas lier predicted today. A formidable bloc, of representative?, tho subcom mittee mombors declared, was prepar ing to wage a determined fight to limit the army's size to 75,000 men while others who favor reduction* had indicated they would bo satisfied if tho maximum was fixed at 10,000. Other factions among tho house mem bership were auld to favor a 125,000 maximum or to oppose any reduction in tho present size, which under a limi tation for pay for enlisted men, ap proximate** 137,000 men. War department cellmates trans mitted thru tho budget bureau call for an appropriation for tho fiscal year beginning July 1, sufficient for tho pay of 150.000 men and approximately 14.- 000 officers. Chairman Anthony of the subcommit too in charge of tho bill announced today that three new esti mates had been called for from the war department to be computed on tho basis of nn army of 75,000 of 100,000 nnd of 125,000 enlisted men. McCormack Improves NKW YORK, Feb. 13.—John McCor mack. tenor, whose concert tour was temporarily suspended last week be cause of attack of laryngitis, has fully recovered. It was announced today. .with a 110 mile wind which nulcklv ! lashed the sea. into a fury. Bricknsr : was sent with another seaman t>* nia«\»- fast tho lifeboats. Swinging In the 1 outturned davits Briekner dropped into . urn- of tho boats to mako fast a line I when a liugo wave swept tho boat away. Tho lifeboat was slocked with food and water and Briekner was warmly clothed, so that captain Beckwith figures he has a fair chan.ce of rescue If his little boat Weathered the gale. very much work on hand and were not trying to get much to do at the pres ent time, but what tnen as aro needed will be employed without any questions except whether they ran do tho re quired work. “As wo get It.” this man added last night, "all of the crafts are willing to come In under tho reduced wage scale except tho carpenters.” "Wo nre not at all worried afcout the open rhop declarations of the master builders." said NR 11. Alexander, busi ness agent **f the Tt,Hiding Trades council, and president **f the state council. Mr. Alexander stated ln«t night that IRISH SITUATION ALARMS BRITISH AS CIVIL WAR IN ISLAND APPROACHES Evacuation of English Troops Is Suspended—Rioting In Belfast Continues With Many Casualties LONDON, England, Feb. 13.—The Irish situation, since the raids over the Ulster border, has steadily become worse and no secret is made of the grave alarm with which it is viewed in official circles in London. Winston Spencer Churchill, secretary for the colonies, de clared in the House of Commons this afternoon that the shooting of the Ulster special constables at Clones has greatly aggravated the situation. Tho Evening Standard asserts that I .Ireland is on tho brink of civil war | and quotes a member of tho govern-J ment as saying that while.the govern ment hesitates to do anything which tho Sinn Fcincrs could interpret asj provocative, swift military prepara- 1 tions have already been made to pre-! vent an armed invasion of Fermanagh: and Tyrone. N * In tho light of the developments of tho last few days, much significance attached to tho suspension today of tho evacuation of British troops from Southern Irish ports. The Irish office explains that the suspension was or-1 dered pending a decision regarding thej extent of the reinforcements to bo sent to Ulster. Sir James Craig, Ulster premier, announced tonight that tho Ulster garrison of British troons was to bo increased from ton battalions, tho previous number, to fourteen. Tho week-end .rioting in Belfast was continued tho death roll from Saturday being nbout 12 killed and 20 or more xvounded. The shooting affrays In Belfast dur ing tho last 24 hours; occurred over a widely extended area. Tho gunmen have kept well tinder cover and tho police and soldiers pa trolling in armed cars aro having dif ficulty in locating them. Sir James Uruig. tho Ulster premier, telegraphed tho British government to night asking what action “other than dispatching messages to Dublin,” tho government was taking or had taken to secure tho return of the kidnaped loyalists. Michael Collin*, head of the provi sional government. In a message to the American association for the recogni tion of th* Irish Republic charges that h coup d'etat Is being planned against the provisional government and warns the association assisting in any way to destroy tho new government. Mr. Volins Informed it that the al ternative to the treaty Is renowal of warfare and declared thnt tho provi sional government wanted tho people themselves to decide tho issue, adding that if they doeided for war thero need not bo any doubt ns to where ho would stand. Tn conformity with the decision tc release Irish political prlsor -s In Eng land. tho government liberated seven teen this afternoon, the refuse of tho others is expected to follow shortly. (Continued on Tag# Two.) MINERS NOT TO ASK HIGHER WAGE SCALE Will Strive To Maintain Pres ent Standards—Don’t Want To Strike INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Frb. 13.—No general Increase of wages for soft coal miners but the direction of all efforts toward retaining present wage scales was the policy adopted today by the iwalo eommlttco of the United Mine Workers of America for submission to tlie union’s special convention that be gins tomorrow, according to semi of ficial information received by conven tion delegates. The committee’s re port on wago demands to be sought as the basis of new aggreoments with op erators effective April 1 was adopted finally at a long afternoon wesson. Despito the announcement of the committee which Included the 27 dis trict presidents of the union, their report was -understood to Include no proposal of a strike and likewise made no demand for adoption of the six- t hour day. fK o-day week as proposed by the domaittis of HU9. The only comment on the possibility of a strike was that of John I<. Lewis, international president, who Issued this formal statement: "The United Mine Workers of Amer ica do not desire a strike. We propose to do everything posstblo In a proper way to prevent such an occurence. I feel sure when the convention lias’ finished Its work, the public, will nnl- Izo this fact.” during tho day tho union men had canvasaod tho city and found no non union men working. "Thero are about 100 of our mem bers working." he continued, “but no non-union men. This applies to car penters, painters ad plasterers. Tho plumbers have settled their differnces and are working at $8 a day: tho sheet metal workers also have settled with their employers at SB. and the brick lavers at $lO. The first mentioned thre® unions nre the only ones affected by the present conditions. (Continued on I'nge Two.) PRICE FIVE CENTS Odd And Interesting RIGA. Feb. 13.—A new type of' strike lias been inaugurated—this time by children. The Jewish cliil- 1 dren in the home for pogroms or phans at Rcxliitza in the Kovno dis tricts, made a demand for prayer books—they wanted to pray but had no I looks and, as these were denied them, they started a unique strike re fusing to go to sleep. The strike ended with a complete> victory of the strikers, the superin tendent of the home distributing, prayer books the following day. [ GRAND CANON. Ariz.. Feb. 13.— John Finley 20 years old, lies in a hospital hero suffering from a bullet wound In the abdomen, said to liavo been self-inflicted last night. Tlw revolver showed that tlireo eartridges had been exploded but only one bullet took effect. According to Ills statement to the officers lie had been contemplating sneli a move, for over a year. lie had seen moving pictures of the Grand Canon and thought that the edge of the greatest precipice on earth was the place to carry ont l»is Intentions. After shooting himself at Mojave point, lie walked hark to a local hotel, a distance of four miles. He said lie had run an elevator In the nrotli crltood of Ijoconiotlve Engineers building in Cleveland. Ohio, and that his mother lives In Cleveland. , NEW YORK. Feb. 13.—Twenty! residents of Greater New York lose, their motor ears by theft eaeli day. I police officials announced today on file linsis of 6,000 automobile thefts last year. The value of the curs ami ! accessories was t'stlmated at $30,000,- OOO. JANES'VILIjF. Win.. Feb. 13.—For a year t lie re has been a question lie fore the county court of Green county, as to whether Henry Ilutt or his wife died first, when liotli with tlielr three children were suffocated by gas. Pro bate Judge J. I,. Shcrron lias decided tluit tliey died at the same time and tlu« broitiers and sisters of llcury llutt were legal heirs. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 13.—Ten year-old Louisa Offensteln of Wichita. Kansas, in a few days will undergo l»er fifth operation for the removal of a pin lodged In her lung. After the fourth attempt to extract the pin l»y surgeon* In Wichita she was limugfht to tlie Jefferson hospital here. The girl swallowed the pin while playing with dolls. WINDSOR. fonn.. Feb. 13. — Charged with having attempted to take Ills wife’s life by Itoldittg her ii|hhi the trolley trucks before an ap proaching car. Joseph Stroff was lield at the Windsor Jail here today. The woman’s right leg was crushed by the ear and subsequently was amputated. She now Is in a serious condition. The motnrmnn of tlie ear saw Stroff : (lending over the track and attempted ; to stop Ills ear. The man lirld Ills IHisitlon until the ear was nearly upon liim. When the car was stopped It was found tluit Stroff*s wife was un der the wheels. CHICAGO. Fell. 13. —HarWy Church, condemned to Ik* liuugvd next Friday for murder, must live to die on the gallows, county jail officials decided today, so they broke his hun ger sirike by forcibly feeding him thru a tube. ••Church will die. lint It will Is* the ro|»o arouiul liis neck and not tlie licit around liis waist that will Ik* tight ened." said Warden Westbrook in an nouncing that tlie prisoner had been forcibly fed. NEW YOKK. Feb. 13—Three high way men ran Into n w«*ddlug party In . East New York early Unlay that they I probably will remember ns long ns the! Iirlde and bridegroom. The trio attempted to hold up a l*cdc*irian. Jacob Garber, but Garber, hearing the merry chatter of the wed - ding guests who wen* leaving a late supper mid dance, fled in their direc tion. Tlie highway men Inprudently followed and landed suddenly at the iMittoni of a swirling pile of male nml female humanity with flying fists nml foot. A policeman who extracted them sent two of the bandits to a hospital, the third, who escaped, was so tlmroly marked that police anticipated little difficulty In finding him. WASHINGTON. Fob. 13.—Vso of sharp nosed German fioltco dog* as liquor sleuths to run down moon- i shiners wns recoin mended today toj Commissioner Haynes »>> F.mmet H. ] I Metienalian. federal prohibition »|i-j j rector of Colorado. t (Continue* on Cage Two.) WEATHER Tuesday and Wadneaday generally fair except unaettled extreme southwest portion; slowly rising temperature salt. TWO PLANS FOR RAISING MONEY TO PAY BONUS Administration’s Plan May Be Submitted to Con gress Today WASHINGTON, D. C.. Fab. li.—Tha position of the administration as to how tho funds for the soldiers bonus should be rained may bo made known to congress tomorrow. President Har ding and Secretary Mellon had a con ference today and were understood to have discussed the * question. Two plans have been suggested by mem bers of congress charged with the re porting of bonus legislation. One by | Republican members of the houa* ways and means committee contem plates special taxes while under the other put forward by Chairman Mo | Cumber and Senator Smoot of Utah* ranking Republican on the flnane# committee short time treasury notea or bonds would be Issued during the time that the cash payment* were made to tho former service men. At the White House conference toe day it wbh Indicated in some adminis tration quarters that tlie treasury oec rotary hold the same view’s with ree gard to tho issues of notes or bondg that ho expressed In his recent letter to Chairman Fordncy of the ways and moans committee. Un tho other hand congressional leaders said opposition to the levying of additional taxes at this time was increasing. It was understood that the tax pro gram drawn by the house subcommit tee met with instant opposition when it was presented to majority members of tho senate finance committees. Sub committees wore named to thresh tha matter out and after a conference with Sc rotary Weeks they were understood to havo pre.sonted tho two proposals to tho president. While the president was considering tho matter the subcommittees marked time. Senator McCumber said hs ex pected to get the president’s views tomorrow but added that he was not advised as to how they would be com municated. The bonus question was discusaed to day both in the senate and house. Sen ator Borah, Republican of Iduho, brought up tho subject in the senate declaring that the demauds for a bonus ; for termer service men who wero not j impaired physically or mentally an a ■ roault of the war service might mnbar tawi the government in taking care of l wounded and disabled. FORD WON’T CHANGE SENSE OF CONTRACT House Committee questions Proposal to Pease Muscle Slioals Plant WASHINGTON. D. C. F«b. II—Rf. forts of house military committeemen to cxa» i a pledge for tho manufacture of fertilizers during tho 100 year lifo of tho proponed contract by Henry Ford for purchase and lease of thq government's properties at Muscl* Shoals. Ain., failed today. W. 1». Mayo, appearing before tha committee an the personal represen tative »»f Mr. Ford, declared the Detroll manufacturer, was not willing to modi fy bis offer In any of its existing pro \ lslons. unless It was to clarify the language only and not to alter the plan itself. Committeemen also failed In their attempts during examination uf Major J. H. Hums, chief of the am munition division of the army’s ord nance department to adjust differences of opinion between officers and those In the judge udvocato's general with regard to the Warrior power plant. Major Hums insisted thruout an ex tended interrogation that the govern ment was obligated to sell that pro perty to the Alabama Power company or remove It from their grounds. He declared It could not be sold to Mr. Ford ns a part of the Muscle Sboale project unless tin* government violated a contract / with the company. Pre viously oflcers of tho Judge advocate general's department bad said the con tract was non-cnforcJble. Statements by .Mr. Hums that the Warrior plant was not essential to the Ford plan were countered inter by .Mr. Mayo who de clared the power developed there was needed and Mr. Ford would demand a clear title to that unit as specified In bis offer. Thin situation was regard 'd b >• several committee mcrpbsrs as interposing a difficult obstruction to bo overcome before they could return the Ford plan to the houso for dispo sition by that body while others de clared they could see no solution at nil unless tho contract with the com pany Is violated. GATHERING ALIENS FOR DEPORTATION WASHINGTON, Feb. IS.—Approxi mately ISO aliens from various parts of the United States are being gath ered at Fllla Island for deportation as undesirable citizens. It was said to dnv by immigration officials. About sixty of tlw aliens were In a party which arrived «t New York front Chicago last week. Another party from San Francisco will arrlva within a day or two.