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4 fXmt-frr-tt AND DAILY UNION. mETH YEAR-NO. 47. FWDAY DECEMBER 10, 1920. THIRTY-SIX PAGES. PRICE FIVE CENTS. TORH JT nn 0 5 1 ; r n sir-: is ft iuJ EGG'S WILL US AGAIN lajjge Baldwin Sustains Derision That Docu ' nent Is Forgery. rtilnw. Dec. 10. Tne fight to '' i arabat n alleged second will of Vj, bt Janies C. King, millionaire Whfflbennsnjwho died Nor. 1, 1905. 1 J failed again today when Judge Jesse xuluwis iu uutuii. tumi DU0- Uined the decision of the probate court that the purported will Is a forgery. : A will probated shortly after Mr. King's death, and now upheld, lures the estate of be.ween $3, (M,000 and $5,000,000 to found a tone for aged rueo. . The latest attempt to .establish the validity of the alleged 'second 111 was made in the name of Mrs. Mary C Kelvin, sister of Mrs. Maude King, who was shot and killed at Coacord. N. C, Aug. 2i or York and Coucord, Mrs. King's bus-1 Z, manager, at whose home she was visiting, was tried and ac quitted en a charge of murdering her. '. Judge Baldwin, -in his decision, severely criticized Means' associa tion with the will case. "No fair consideration of this fate," he said, "can ignore the tact that Gaston B. Means is shown to be the controlling and dominat ing ipirit in the attempt to estab lish this will, indeed, the conclu ilOii la irresistible that Mrs. King and Mrs. Melvin were singularly un to his Influence, and were largely iomlnited by his strong person ality and inflexible will." Means claimed to have found the will in August, 1915, although it i wm not offered for probate until Jaiy 17, 1917, about five weeks tof Mr. King was killed.' and I atari; twelve years after Mr. King . tIM TTas Gorman Agent. The will case had more ramlfl eationa than any action in Cook tountv courts in year. Testimony jfought out. among other things, .hat meana had worked for Captain (jBoy-ed aa a German agent prior to the United States' entrance into the world war; that his apartment In New York had been raided by John T. Doolii.g. assistant district attorney, on Sept. 11. 1917. and a tmnkrulof papefs seized; that Mrs. King had paij blackmail in the wm cf $20.00) and $10,000 to two women hecaure they knew of events connected with her divorce from a man named Hull prior to her marriage to Mr. King; and that Means had a contract with Mrs. King wherebv he was to obtain at leas $1,000,000 if the alleged will was probated. Of Florence Isabel Lee. a New Tork typist, who claimed she wrote tie alleged will for Judge Baldwin said : Mr. King. "Her testimony is almost unbe lievable." - Mra. Maude A. King married the ged millionaire he was 73 at the line In 1901. Five davs prior to that event he had made the will which was probated af.er his death. Shortly after his marriage he add ed a eodlcil leaving $10,000 to his "e. while in an ante-nuptial reement he gave her $100,000 ad- "Mional. Prior to his death she alo reqeived stocks valued at $250,000 j When. Mr. King died Mrs. King renounced the will and demanded widow's half of the estate. . , By the mtlement with the .Northern Trust company, trustees JMer the will for the James C. '"g Home for Aged Men. she re el $600,000 in cash and the in ronie from, a trust fund of $400,000. ' addition- to the $250,000 in stocks her prior to Mr. King's death. escaTesTrom PEN AT JOLIET WlUiaam Rifles Troaws of sleeping Guards, Robs i Home and Fires. J1- HI-. He. 10. A widespread S5.M belnK conducted today jrrank Williams, escaped Joliet tentiary convict, who befwe he -we his get-away, rifled the trou- iSL?.v.slet,pin8 suard" nd CT lh home of Captain A. R. ttu. V of 1he new peniten- Jwllry g' of clolninK Md j'Uiams. who was serving a 20- sentence for burglary, escaped tJ! rtlng on a labor detail wC.T?,ay vlng. At the home fcoiik B ran''r he took two suits Ir piaeTin8 hU ,onv,ct' ,ult nij he completed rifling the fckl trousers. Guard Newton "HiiJllade of shots, . , , . a SUIT FILED TO TEST MILITARY POWER IN ZONE Attempted Arrest Editor Culminates in Legal Proceedings.' Houston. Tex.. Dec. 10. (United press) Power of the military over civilians outside cf specified mar tial law tone win be tested here as a result of a civil suit for dam ages filed today in district court by the Houston Press in behalf of its editor. G. V. Sanders. The suit is directed against Col. B.Ilie Mayfield, of the Texas na tional guard and three lieutenants of the guard. Sanders asks $10,000 actual dam ages and $15,C00 exemplary dam ages for false arrest. The suit is the outcome of the attempted arrest of Editor Sanders by three state guard lieutenants under orders of Col. Billie May fiild, Aug. 30, during occupation of Galveston, ordered by Gov. W. P. Hobby, because of alleged violence growing out of the strike of long shoremen at the guir port Questions of- freedom, of speech, right of habeas corpus and trial by Jury are Involved in the case. The attempted kidnaping of the editor, coming at a time when the Galveston trouble was at its high est pitch, caused, a sensation in Texas. As editor of The Press, Sanders had attacked the martial commanded over Galveston county from Juae 1 to 0ct- 8- IIANGVIANION 19TII BIRTHDAY "Songbird" of fxk County Jail Dies on Gallows Today Last Concert Last Sigh:. Chicago. Dec 10. Nicholas Viani, former choir boy, was hanged in the . county jail today, his 19th birthday. He was the second member of the Cardinella' gang to die on the gal be-(lows in the county jail.. ..SamueUs Cardinella. the leader, is also un- der sentence of death. Vlanl. who was known, as the "songbird" of the Jail because he sang daily for the prisoners, gave 'hi 'ast concert las: night when bis mother, lather, brother, lour sisters and many other relatives, called to say good-bye. At his mother's request, he sang Kipling's "Mother o' Mine." The boy sang his last song for his mother when she visited him in the dea'h cell shortly before midnight. As the mother parted from her son for the last time she asked him-to sing for her once more. The boy's voice, steady and clear, rang through the corridors of the Jail with Kipling's "Mother o' Mine." The aged and withered Sicilian mother held her son closely in her arms as he sang: "If I were hanged on the highest hill. Tlh mnthof i mino mflf b PT n mine. l Know wnuse luve wuuiu iuiiuw me still, ' - Oh, mother o' mine, mother o' mine." , Scores of relatives and friends who crowded the corridor and the Jail courtyard, wept. 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I enclose herewith two cents In stamps for re turn postage on . a tree copy of The School Child's Health," Name . Street City State . IRISH OST SURRENDER THEIR AO Lloyd George Declares Martial Law Orer Tur bulent Districts. London, Dec. 10. (Associated Press.) Martial law Is 'to be ap plied in certain areas of Ireland. Premier Lloyd George announced in speaking in the house of com mons today on the Irish situation. The government has decided to give safe conducts to Sinn Fein members of the house of commons so they may meet with the govern ment to discuss the Irish situation, the premier said. .' Under martial law, said the pre mier, a proclamation would be is uei demanding that all arms and uniforms be surrendered within the prescribed area by a certain date. After that date unauthorised per sons found possessing arms would be treated as rebels and be liable to the death penalty on conviction by a military court. Safe conducts would not be, granted, the premier said, to those members who had been involved in ihe commission of serious crimes. Lloyd George, emphasized the importance of the resolution of the Galway . county council recently, which suggested that the ban on meetings of the Irish republican parliament should be withdrawn in order that delegates might be ap pointed to discuss the situation with the government. In making announcement regard ing martial, law. the premier said the government had been driven to the conclusion, in Tiew of recent incidents, that it must take strong er action In certain . disturbed areas. Side by side with the announce ment the government was anxious to give all those who desired pear - aad - they - were - growing in num- bers and independence, snowing that intimidation was decreasing the- government was determined, declared the premier., to do all in its power to break up the terror ists. . - Blames Extremists. London, Dec. 10 (United Press.) J Announcement of Lloyd George's plan to discuss the Irish situation drew an unusual crowd to com-j mons today. . . - The premier went to the heart of the matter at once by declaring the government . could not recognize the Dail Eireann as a body quali-1 bed to speak for the Irish people. Since this body could not be rec ognized, he declared, the govern ment bad made no effort to enter negotiations. He reiterated that the government hoped for peace andv was ready to discuss it with any person or organization it conld recognize as representative of the Irish people. He told of interviews with Ar thur Henderson and William Ad ams on, labor members of the house of commons, who investigated con ditions in Ireland and came back with a report that the leaders were ready to accept peace. He men tioned, also the report of Archbish op Clune, who had seen Arthur Griffith, acting head of the Sinn Fein, at Mount Joy prison in Dub lin. . JTJhese conversations, he said, had convinced him that the people of Ireland desired peace, but that the extremists who were responsible for the murder campaign had shown they were not ready to abandon warfare.' DECLARATION IN LIBEL CASE Chicago Files Statement in Salt Against Tribune is Cook Couty Circuit CowC Chicago, Dec. 10. The declara tion in the city's $10,000,000 libel suit against the Tribune, will bo filed in circuit court here today, according to an announcement by City Attorney Chester E. Cleve land. - Tho declaration, he said, will be similar to the one filed against the Chicago Daily News which quotes from news articles and editorials published in the last eight months declaring them to be "false and libelous" and published "with Intent and purpose to injurs and. Impair the financial credit or the plalnttft and to give the impression that tho management of tho administrative and governmental affairs of the plaintiff were conducted In a cor cupt snd incompetent manner." The declaration admits that "at times there may not be enough actual cash on hand in the corporate fund to meet all current obligations," but declares that other funds were in good condition land invested in tho best securities. The suits against the two papers were Sled during the primary cam paign when both bitterly attacked the Thoopaoa admlnistratiaa, f Surrender Abive: Mrs. Clara & Hats; Mows Jake L. Uajaon, slain Oklahoma ( ! millionaire, sad his widow, H. Jake L. Hamoa. - jArdmore, Oklahoma. Dec 10. Clara Smith Hamon, charged with shooting Jake L. Hamon, the oil k ing and politician, who has thus far successfully eluded the police, may voluntarily leave her place of ref uge) and face legal proceedings. , Unknown friends have raised a large sum of money for her defense in case she io obliged to face a judge and Jury. ; : - ' 1 .- CONFIDENT GAUSEVVILL I'JIPICTORY Wilson Willing to Pail in a Cause He Knows Some Day Will Triumph. BI DATID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, Dec. 9. Although this has been an eventful week in the national capital with congress opening and President-elect Hard ing delivering a farewell address to his colleagues in the 'senate, the most striking incident was the pa thetic meeting at the White house between President Wilson and his political foe. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, the leader of the Republican opposition. From those who stood in the blue room and saw framed in the. door way the enfeebled figure of the man who once thrilled the world with his words, comes a picture today to the writer that could not but melt the bitterness of partisanship and substitute a consoling sympathy in these last days of the Wilson ad ministration. It is customary for congress on the day of its opening to send a committee of the two houses to notify the president that all is in readiness to receive any communi cation, he may have. Senators Lodge and Underwood, and Repre sentatives Mondell, Bordney and Champ Clark were appointed to go to tho White house for that pur pose.. They were received in the bine room and stood in the center of the room waiting for the door of the red room to be opened:" An at tendant stood beside the president as' the door swung open, having supported him in the walk to the door, but as the president entered the blue room leaning on his cane, the' attendant stood aside. There has been a misunderstand ing! of the first words which the president spoke, "Yon see, gentle men, I cannot yet dispense with my third leg." The first newspaper ac counts referred to the fact that Mr. Wilson did sot shake hands with his -callers bat Ailed to give the reason tor this nnnsual attitude. The Unit h to that Mr. Wilson wished his, bailors to understand that he Expected INVENTORY OF LIQUOR SEIZED Whiskr4 G'n, Rum, Champagne, Wine, Beer and Distilled Spirits Warehouse. Chicago, Dec. 10. A complete Inventory of all liquor seized here since Jan. 17, Frank D. Richardson, supervising prohibition agent an nounced, today, shows 30,153 gal lons of whisky, gin, rum and dis tilled spirits, 10,000 gallons of wine,. 7,000 gallons of beer, 350 quarts of champagne and ; 2,000 gallons of miscellaneous liquors. The liquor is stored in the govern ment bonded warehouse here. . Richardson, who just returned from an inspection trip In eastern j cities said Chicago is dry in com parison witn tne amount or nquor sold and transported in mony of the cities he visited . SEEKS HOME BY AID OF POLICE Husband With Wife and Children Barred From Flat Because of . "KMdJes" Homeless. Chicago, Dec 1. With money in his pocket, Alfred Knittel had to seek shelter for his wife and four children at a police station today after five nights spent in different railroad station waiting rooms be cause he could find no landlord willing to rent hm a flat The cooler weather last night and illness of Harold, the baby, drove the father to seek aid of the police. Change of management in a hotel where he had been employed resulted In the loss of their flat there. ' The landlords object to the babies," Knittel told Uhe police, "but .they couldn't buy ona of them from me for a million dollars." LEAGUE TALKS OF BLOCKADES FOR WEAPONS International Committee of 8 Members Named to Study Subject. Geneva, ni.; Doc. 10. (Associat- ;ed Press) Machinery for putting me economic niocaane into eneci when occasion should call for such action, was discussed by. the As sembly of the League of Nations at this morning's session. The proposed machinery intend- ed as a weapon against an ot- iena.ng state, consists of an in ternational blockade committee of eight members appointed by the Council of the League to study the i subject of application of the block ade and -report to the secretary- general of the Council, whom the League has charged with the duty of informing the Council of facts wbich appear to show the covenant has b?en broken. On receipt of such information. according to the proposed plan, the UHinc.l must meet to consider the situation and inform all the mem bers of the League. These membsrs, says the com- mititee report embodying the plan shall be in duty bound to take measures to carry out the provt ions of Article XVI of the covenant. comprising the breaking off of. all diplomatic relations except such as exist tor purely humanitarian pur poses. Where the covenant-breaker has a seaboard the Council should forthwitih consider, says the report, wnicn members can con veniently be charged with the duty or carrying out a marine blockade. Made Representative. Senator La Fontaine, of Belgium, speaking on the report, made reser vations concerning the recommen dation in the document that further study be given the Scandinavian propositions that small states bordering on the offending nant'.on should be released from the obliga tion of the- blockade if thesa states were in danger of invasion. The Belgian delegates declared that all nations, great and small, must take the same risks in the interest of all. President Hymans announced it had been decided by -the steering commititee that in order to com plete the work of tho Assembly by the end of next week, speeches should be reduced to 10 minutes each and that two sessions should be held daily, beginning Monday. At tho close of the discussion of the blockade report, minor amend ments were accepted, and the re port adopted. - CORPORATION Bankers and Business Men Meet In Chicago 10 Meet Seeds of, Foreign Buyers. Chicago, Dec. 10. Bankers and business men from throughout the country are meet'ng here today to hear discussions on the matter of forming a $100,000,000 corporation to promote foreign trade. Herbert Hoover, Senator Edge, of New Jersey, and John McHugh of New York, chairman of the Commerce and Marine Commission ' of the American Bankers' Association, hie among the principal speakers. The foreign trade financing plan it is said, is designed to meet credit needs of foreign buyers who lack specific security in their. com mercial relations with this country, as well as to assist agricultural, industry commerce and finance. "COUP D' ETAT" Railway Traffic Suspended Since Yesterday Afternoon Bel gians Deny Rumor. Brussels, Dec 10. The news paper Le Peuple announces that railway traffic has been suspended in both directions between Belgium and Germany since yesterday after noon, and that there is talk of a German coup d'etat. The Belgian ministry of foreign affairs, however, sta'es it has no confirmation of this rumor. TUC I'CATUCD IIIL lfL.ftlIlL.ll J Generally fair ton'ght and Sat urday. Warmer Saturday. The lowest temperature tonight will be about ftaexlng. " ? ' Highest yesterday, 37; lowest last night 33. - - " Precipitation, none. 12 m. 7 p.m. 7 a.m. yester. yeater. today Dry bulb temp 34 It 35 Wet bulb temp 32 34 32 Relative humid..... 97 83 75 River stage, 2.5. No change laet 24 hours. . '? ; ' River Forecast. Only slight changes in the Mis sissippi will occur from Clinton to Mascatias. J.M.SHXBJERIeteorologlat. ALLEGED SLAYERS OF t SHERIFF AND OFFICERS HANGED RY AVENGERS CONSTANTINE INVITED HOME BY QUEEN OLGA Ex-King Requested' By Regent of Greece to Return to Athens. Athens, Dec. 10. (United Press.) King Constantine was invited home today. The queen mother, Olga, as re gent sent this- message to Constan tine at Lucerne: "The government, in obedience to the unanimous mandate of the Greek people, invites King Constan tine to return to Athens, again take the throne and exercise the royal power today exercised in his name by Queen Olga.". The invitation to return was a reconsideration of the plan to sim ply notify the king of election re sults and leave on him the onus for his return. SURRENDER OF CLARA LIKELY Woman Who Shot Jake L. Hamon Kay LesTcrBefage and Uhe Herself Tp Today. Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 10. (By United Press.) Reports that Clara Smith Hamon, wanted on a charge of murder in connection with the shooting of Jake L.Hamon, Okla homa millionaire, would arrive either in Fort fcorth or Ardmoro and surrender today grew more in sistent early today. The reports were based on activ ities and , conferences declared to have been held between the Fort Worth law firm of McLean, Scott & McLean, and Coakly & Mathers, lawyers of Ardmore. The first of the week the Fort had been consulted on the case by a representative of the girl's fam ily and that they advised that she surrender and stand trial. Authorities today were watch ing trains coming into Fort Worth from the border. A train due to ar rive from the border about 3 o'clock this afternoon will be watched es pecially close, it was said. Fort Worth police refused to either voice credence or discredit the reports. They declared that following negotiations known to have been conducted for the girl's surrender, that she may give her self up, is entirely possible but not yet "a verified fact." At the same time reports from El Paso were to the effect that au thorities there believed she had not recrossed the border. UNEXPECTDLY Former Postmaster of Chicago Ex pires After Brief Illness of Pneumonia This Morning. Chicago, Dec. 10. Dan Campbell former postmaster of Chicago, died , here early this morning.' old, was born at Elgin. 111. Though h had been ill three days with : pneumonia, his death was unex pected. He w,as appointed postmas:er in !1907 by President Kooseveit ana ' served through nearly four years 'of the administration of President j Wilson. . CONVICT KILLS PRISON GUARD Edward King, Confined In Joliet,; Takes Life of James McMurray j la Ffcht Jollet, lit, Dec. 10. James Mc Murray, prison guard, died last night in the hospital at the state orison here from wounds inflicted bv Edward King, a convict, yester - : day morning curing a ngnt in tne prison yarn. &uig is rciug aeiu vn .a charge of murder. He was in a detail In charge of McMurray yes terday and incensed at an order given by the guard, felled fclm with a brick. Seising the guard's cane he beat blm over the head, inflicting wounds that caused his death. McMurray's body will be sent to his boms at Saybrook. near Bloom- Ington, for buruL . . Headlights of 3 Automo biles niumine Death- v cf Ex-Convicta. Santa Rosa, Calif., Dec 10. George Boyd, Terence Fitts and Charles Valento, accuse of having murdered Sheriff James A. Petxay of Sonoma 'county, and Detectives Miles Jackson and Lester M. Dor-' man here Sunday afternoon last, were taken from the county Jail here early this morning and hanged. - - - . ': At 13:30 o'clock this morning a mob of 50 to 100 men, all wearing black masks, entered the Jail, over powered the officers there, took! their keys and removed the pris-' oners to waiting automobiles. Fifteen machines carried the par- i ty. They moved quickly down tbej street to a cemetery, where ropes , were prepared. The men were ; taken from the machines and haag-, ed to an oak trcs inside the com-; etery. Headlights of three automobiles! were used to light the tree select-, 3d for the hanging. Members of! the mob were stationed to prevent) intrusion. Those guards and many j of the mob were armed. Only Seven Minnies. - Not more than seven minutes were used by the mob to enter the 1 jail, overpower the officers and re-' move Cie prisoners. Within 15 i minutes or less the three alleged gangsters snd murderers had been i lynched The three men were ex-convlcts, j Fitts three snd Valento one. Boyd and Valento had been identified last Monday by three young women as members of the gang which at tacked them at the house in How ard street' in one of the more densely settled sections of San Francisco. v Two unsuccessful attempts to take the men from the Jail bore were made last Sunday night, a few hours after they had been ar rested, v Story of Lynching. Santa Rosa, Calif., ec. 10. (By United Press.) A Santa Rosa cit izen, who said he witnessed the lynching of Charles Valento, George, Boyd and Terrance ntts, toaay told the story as follows to the United Press: "They dragged the fellows up slow. A bunch in the crowd had their guns out and were ready to fill the gangsters with bullets, but others shouted not to shoot as they would hit their friends. The men with guns were pushed back and no sho.s were fired. "The three men didn't kick much at first. Then one man's neck be gan to stretch. You could see It Valento next began flopping hts arms like a chicken. He did this for quite a while and the crowd shouted. 'He's getting his medicine now.' Boyd didn't kick much be cause he was too near death from the Jackson bullet wound, and, Fitts was too scared and beaten up to do anything. He got a lot of rough treatment before he was strung up. "I guess they kicked for five minute l before they died. "While I was passing one of the guards down town I was mistaken for one of ths lynchers. 'Put on that mask, you fool!' the guard said to me. I pulled out my band kerchief and put it across my face. "Most of the gaard3 were arzael with shotguns and revolvers. "I watched the hanging unt.l tho men stODDed kicking. Then I was sick and I turned away." f CO-EDSEEKSIIER LOST AFFINITY RomantJe College V'rl U Looking for "M. J," Who Stole Kcr Shoe ud Heart at Sotle. Oicago. Eec. 10. (United Press) ! A Northwestern co-ed who ' re-' fuses Co reveal her name appealed to newspapers here today to help her find her affinity. "M. J." "M J." met her In a movie The co-ed's French heel caught on a n-ii and waa r'pped off and "M. J.. s'tting behind her, offered to take the shoe out to be fixed while she watched the show. Bsfort the pic ture was eide! he rcturnsl w!J. the &h09 and disappeared. Miss Hazel Alibaugh, aao her co- ; ed, cays the romantic co-ed has ! communicated wun ner aiua.iy ojr ' uiougui waves. "She says the cosmic conrtahip reached the stage where he pro- posed and she accepted." said Miss I Alibaugh, "but she doesn't know f wher to finil him nrM thuv Mil I addresses." , mi uuuau jo. 4. wviw oeia ed from a fortune teller. Miss .flOaaiinaed oa Pas Twa ; i. .:.:;:. -v . 1 1 r -. i . . . u.