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IS. EillEAL DAVIS SENDS
OULLET INTO HO I'JIIO
TRmOEIiiygM
John Bums, Paroled Con-
K vict, Near Death When
1 Found by Police.
John Euros, a paroled negro'
, JoIIrt murder convict, was shot
aid s,r!ously wounded at 2:15 ,
this morning by Mrs. Emeal
: Davis w hen he attempted to
force entrance to Iter apart- '
' went ut 101 Third Avenue,
Mrs. Davis has been alone
" since the coniincmeiit of her
! husband in lb county Jail In '
default of bond on a charge of
operating a disorderly house.
Davis previous to the cleanup
campaign operated one of the
' largest negro resort si in (be
Third avenue district..
Bums was struck in the neck by
one of three bullets Mrs. Davis
fired at bim through a wooden door
through which she said he was try
ing to make entry to her room. The
other shots failed- to take effect
She used a .28 caliber' revolver to
do the shooting. The bullet enter
ed the left side -of his neck, tore
through several small veins, but
misted the jugular, and stopped
when it shattered one of the neck
vertebrae.
As the bullet had already passed
throush the wood of the door, it
bad flattened out somewhat, and it
tore a great hole -In Burns' neck.
He fell un his back in front of the
door, while Mrs. Davis Tushed to
the window and screamed' for help.
1 Her screams were heard by Jack
Babb, taxicab lriver,who was Hie
jus", then in the Checker stand a
block down the avenue. He met
Officer Edward Dealer out on the
Street, and thev hurried tn the Da-
Vis place. On learning that it was !
negro fight of some sort. Bealer
sent Bubb to the police station for
more men, and' Officers Gustav
KlrBCh, Rudolph Gundrum and
Thomas Tottcn accompanied bim to
the scene. .
' In Front of Door.
Burns was found lying ln a pool
of his blood in front of the wom
an's bedroom door-
H's pockets,
were serened and a large, keen !
mar was found in one of them. He
wm without a coat or vest, and
bad evidently been preparing to go
to bed. The Davis woman sur
rendered her revolver to' Officer
Heeler. It was the only weapon
tound at the place, though several
mors were confiscated as well as
quantity of revolver and auto
attic pistol cartridges of all de
scriptions. . '
While Dr. Dan Paul and the patrol
automobile were being called and
hile the officers looked through
the rest of the Davis apartments,
"Doc," Burns' bulldog, arrived un
obtrusively and took his place be
aWe Burns. From then on na one
could induce the dog to move an
inch from the fallen negro. Growls
and snaps of his teeth menaced all
who tried to touch Burns or even
to approach him. He was finally
riven away with clubs and several
hots fired over his head, tit was
nor than five minutes after Dr.
(Continued on Page Twelve.) '
iiOO-POUNDSAFE -
TAKEN BY BANDITS
: Peoria. I1L Dec. 27. Thieves took
practu-ally every bit of the stock -and
a 400-pound iron safe of the Adolph
Lauteibach confectionery in Bar-
lonvuie, a suburb of this city, last
ght. The total loss was $60.
Tne safe was found battered open
In a cornfield. It had contained
160.: . . . , , ,
OLDEST CAT IN c
UNITED STATES
CLOSES CAREER
Bilhnps Mnnt TW 93
. o-. -w.
Thomas I'atrinrrh ranntarl tr Ka
tbo oldest cat In the United
CM., a . . ...
owncs, was deaa today, aged 24
Tears and thrA mnntha at tha
home of Mr. and Mrs. Grover
mpie. He bad grown quite
ly when his mistress left his
'8ni, which was falling. '
Thomas waa born in tforth-
field Minn 4n llDO -
long time was mascot on North-
i-acinc trams between Man-'
dan and Glendivev Owing to the
s of his teeth, he ceased ttf
jother mice and lived on con-,
dented milk dnrin hi ni
r- .
Thomas' claim . to being the
oldest nil in h. ..
threshed out a year ago when a
v-jr-oia cat at Missoula laid
etaun to the age fbampionship.
SHOOTS CONVICT
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MBS. EMU Ah DAVIS.
NET CLOSES ON
alllitJi
Chief Aid to Tommy OTonner In
Chicago Jail - Delivery to Be
: abbed in Cuba
Chicago, ' Dec." 27.--Arrest of Ed
die Darrow, who escaped from the
county jail a year ago with Tommy
O'Connor, sentenced "; to., hang for
mnrftar wntt .Tiutail at TT
Cuba, today by the Chicago police
department. Police said they
celved information yesterday that
uarrow was living- in Havana un
der an assumed name.
Darrow was said to have been the
chief aid to- Tommy O'Connor in
the sensational . jail delivery here
by which O'Connor escaped the
gallows by four days. ,
TO INVESTIGATE
RAILWAY STOCK
Washington, Dec. 27 An inves
tigation to determine whether ade
quate stocks gf . locomotives and
cars are ln possession of American
railroads and whether railroad cus
toms and practices controlling use
and Interchange of equipment are
sufficient, was ordered today by the
interstate commerce commission,
which Baid it was acting without
complaint and on 'its own initia
tive. ; . .
NEW GAINS SHOWN
DT FQREIGN TRADE
Washington, Dec. 27. Further in
creases in America's foreign trade
were reflected today in figures com
piled by the department of com
merce, showing exports of; cotton
and linters for November to have
been 858,337 bales valued at $109.
387,719.' -'October einorts of cotton
totalled 798,664 bales valued at$93,
923,760. . .
THE WEATHER
J
cloudy !aad unsettled ' - weather
this afternoon and tonight, Thurs
day', generally fair. Not much
change In temperature. ;. V-
Highest . temperature . yesterday.
2;. lowest last night, 31.
Wind velocity at 7 a. m., 15 miles
per hour.
Precipitation, none. .
, 12m.-7 p.m. 7a: m.
k ,: yester. jester. Today
Dry bulb temp... 41 ,37 31
Wet bulb temp.. . 37 v 34 30
Relative humid... 72 79 87
River stage at 7 a. m., 2.3 ; a rise
of .1 last 24 hours. "
8unset today, 4:33 p. m.; tun
rite tomorrow, 7:31 a. m.
- , w . -i- ANDREW HAMR1CK.
MeteorologUt
STATE TEACHER
BOD Y SPONSORS
FUND CHANCES
Millions to Be Asked
- for Educational
Purposes,
Springfield, 111, Dec. 27. By the
Associated Press.) The interest of
over son iio.. , cmv' -
nual meeting of the Illinois State
Teachers association, arriving here immediately. At about the same
today for the initial meeting to- time Dr. McKoin 'was arraigned for
.'night, Centered about the attitude a hearing before Judge Stanleigh
of the association on the recom-: m ce"tral police court, but at the
mendations of the Illinois educa-, "eane8t . ot the detectives on . the
tional commission for a change in,ca8.e tnB justice adjourned the ex-
me Biate Distributive nlan Th
proposals of the commission for
sweeping changes in the methods
oi allot. ng the state s $8 000,000 ' "" lual Mkuiu ue ucju
Sfchool fund were to take "prece-!for ten days and saying that ex
dent over discussions in other im-! tradition papers- would be for
portant matters, officials stated. warded. :
The association for veara nan de- Dr. McKoin was then taken to the
sired a state distributive school
fund of $20,000,000 annually. This
was their chief recommendation for
the last legislature, which gave
them $8,000,000 a year.
The association is still for the
,$20,000,000 fund, Robert O. Moore
of Carlinville, secretary, stated, but
the attitude on the bills to be pro
posed by the educational commis
sion must be settled before it can
determine the sice of the fund that
is to be urged before the forthcom-
. ing general assembly, v ...
The Illinois educational commis
sion has recommended the present
basis of apportioning the school
fund ln proportion to the number
t:t persons under 21 in each. district
to -be entirely eliminated, substitut
ing therefor an allotment based on
the actual needs of each district' ;
Ask "See re Tenure".
Another Important proposal to
come before the convention was to
be the "secure tenure" act, provid
ing for giving teachers permanent
positions after three years' service.
Teachers at present are given only
yearly contracts. ; Two other items
noma hiJUWWI.
'... u.i. , x ww umer iiemB
b a rrvriificaUnn f th. hiij
of the "state and a law specifying
me powers ana auties or city super
intendent of schools. ." ' '-.
The state association- now has a
membership of 26,334.. Chicago,
with 76 delegates, has the largest
representation in the convention.
The Black Hawk district, with head
quarters at Rock Island, and the
southeastern district at Lawreace
ville, have the smallest representa
tion with eight delegates each. .
J. O. Kngleman of Joliet is nresi-
dent of the association. . He will
call the convention to order at 7:45
tonight, beginning his annual ad
dress at 8 o'clock.. The association
will be in session three days.
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STANDARD OIL
STOCK RAISED
Chicago, Dec. 27. Stockholders
of tb Standard Oil company of In-
oiana, meeting toaay at a special
meeting 'in Whiting, Ind.,- voted .to
increase the' capital stock from
$140,000,000 to $250,000,000. Direc
tors will meet here tomorrow to
consider declaring a stock dividend
of 100 per cent to stockholders of
record on Dec. 28. ,
Colonel Robert J. Stewart, chair
man or. tne ooara oi directors, ex
plained that the company's surplus
as of Sept 30, last, was $176,000,
000, and that it was deemed advisa
ble to convert much of the heavy
surplus into capital.
Of the $140,000,000 authorized
capital stock, only $109,700,000 had
been issued so that the Increase up
to $250,000,000 will permit of the
100 per cent stock dividend and
leave a surplus of $36,000,000. -
YELLOW KLD' GIVES
YULETLDE SERMON
TO HIS OLD PALS
Joliet,, III.,, Dec. 27. Joseph Weil,
known widely ln police .circles' as
"The Yellow Kid.'' and who was
released last week from the' state
penitentiary here, returned to the
! honor farm of the institution on
Christmas and preached the gospel
I of good will to his former ' prison
i mates, it waa learned today.
: Weil, who had an international
I reputation as a ' confidence man,
I arose during a religious service at
the farm and said that the life of a
criminal does not pay. '
"I know nothing of the bible."
he said, "but I do know that th
man who follows its teachings 'oaA
not go wrong.
He closed, with a plea, that his
hearers "go straight" after release
from prison. , . - -
EXBEZZLER 18 GUILTY.
Oshkoah,' Wis.. Dec. 27. After
pleading .guilty to embezzlement of
$637.75 from the Illinois Electric
company of Chicago. T. A. Doxbnry
was sentenced today" to one year
and six months in the state re
formatory. ' " ' '
Block Move For Release
; of Dr. McKoin, Held for
Murder in Klu Klux Case
Baltimore, Md.. Dec. 27. A. writ
i of habeas corntia for Dr. H. H Mo-
Koin, former mayor of Mer Rouge,
La- arrested here yesterday on, sl
charge of. murder, was obtained
'this morning.
' l mi.- j a . i .
uuaiMi unm Jan. a. luu wan
ln compliance to a telegram IromJcja charge of murder against the
! Governor Parker of Louisiana, re-
BRITISH WAR
DEBT LOOMS
AS PROBLEM
Previous Act, of Congress
Fixing Terms Is a
Handicap. 5
BT DAVID LAWRENCE.
(Copyright. 1.922, By The Argis.)
w . r m ti nn
Wjnj"BI. .-.- -mJ&mjh
Great Britain 's delegation which,
has Juai sailed for the United States nient to the annual naval bill re
to negotiate an agreement whereby : questing the president to call an
the rate of interest and the annual j economic conference and arms
payments on the war debt shaU be j Pa fore,giI
definitely fixed for a period of 1 recounted the difficulties of further
years will bring to a climax a half armament limitations encountered
dozen vital questions which have
been hanging fire for several
months.. ... 4
Representative Mondell, Repub
lican leader, who talked with Pres
ident Harding' at length today on
the Que811?11 of an economic con-
ference, disclosed after leaving the
White house some of the difficulties
which stand in the way of negotia
tion with the allied governments.
""The very people," he' said, "who
I recently were limiting the powers
UI LUC UVlfb LUUIIUIBOIUU ai6 UU W
loud in their ' clamor for an
economic conference." , ,
. In other words the administrar
tion finds its hands tied by the act
of congress which not only .fixed an
interest rate admittedly too high
for the allies to pay at once, but
fixed 25 years as the period of pay
ment for the whole debt.
The administration has been con
sidering whether to ask congress to
amend the law creating the funding
commission and give that body more
flexibility. But to do so might dis
close the administration's hand in
the negotiation with the foreign
governments. To make an agree
ment with the British delegation,
howevO, and then go to congress
with a request for amendment
would not be so satisfactory to the
foreign delegates. The have
plenary powers. They are accus
tomed to deal with governments
who have the power to do what they
say if they will. If the agreement
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
REPORT DUE ON
WAR CONTRACTS
Washington." Dec.. 27. The spe
cial District of Columbia-.. grand
Jury before which the department
of justice has presented charges of
criminal irregularities ' in connec
tion with the government's war
time contracts,' has completed its
work and is expected to report be
fore the end of the week. The jury
has devoted its attention principal
ly to evidence relating to the build
ing of army cantonments. ' - r
PEORWlKEETS
A TRAGIC DEATH
Peoria, I1L 'Dec 27. John El
linghause, aged 25. net a frightful
death this morning when he was
caught on a fast revolving shaft at
the Keystone Wire Steel com
pany plant. He was 'whirled over
and over, nearly every bone in bis
body being broken. . i
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office of- State's Attorney Leach,
preliminary to the habeas corpus
bearing before Judge Gorter. .
Vlon the request of Attorney Car-
man; Judge Gorter postponed the
habeas
ucaiiU5 until iu-
morrow.
Former United States .' District
Attorney Robert R. Carman, who is
counsel for Dr. McKoin, said that
he would fight any effort at extra
dition on the pan of the governor
of Louisiana. He declared he be
lieved that there was no prima fa-
former mayor and he expressed the
belief that the Louisiana officials
called for his arrest here because
they wanted him more,as a witness
(Continued on Page Two.)
Open Fight
In Senate
On Parley
Washington, Dec. 27. Adminis
tration senators under the lead of
Chairman Lodge, of the foreign re
lations committee, began in the
senate today a determined ' fight
against the proposal of v Senator
Borah, Republican, of Idaho, for a
new international conference in
Washington, to discuss economic
conditions and disarmament. -
Senator Lodge, who was said by
his colleagues to have ascertained
the views' of President Harding and
his administration advisors, opened
his attack as soon as the senate
BK - w. w- r, i- .
' which is in the form of an amend-
i ,,, , .
at the Washington Arms Confer
ence a year ago, and declared that
in view of the attitude taken 1 by
other powers it would be "useless"
to attempt to limit land arma
ments unless it were established
(Continued on Page Two.)
FEAR VESSEL IS
Seattle, Wash, Dec 27.-"The
freighter Tudor Star is in tow
of a rescue vessel, according to
a cablegram from Liverpool to
the Admiral Oriental line.
New York. Dec. 27. The French
liner Savoie. . arriving here today
after the roughest' voyage in her
history, reported the possible loss
at sea of the steamship Tudorstar,
bound frrom Seattle, Wash., for
Glasgow. The Tudorstar is operat
ed by the Blue Star line of the Un
ion Cold Storage company. i
La Savoie arrived 48 hours be
hind schedule, owing to' the storm
which battered traffic on the high
seas last week.' For four days and
three nights her . passengers were
confined to their rooms while the
hi? liner tossed like a chin on the
waves. ; I
Late Bulletins
Washington, Dec 27-Presl--dent
Harding today nominated
Jesse E. MiUer to be postmaster
at Cairo, IIL
Roekford, IIL, Dee. 27. The
Winnebago county bar associa
tion today - unanimously en
dorsed Judge Uobert-K. Welsh
for appointment to the vacancy
on the United States supreme
bench.
' -Gaiesbnrg, IIL, Dec 37
' James TrojiV eoaaty mine
. Inspector, dropped dead while
eating lunch at his home this
noon. . ;.--,
" ' Peoria, IIL, Dec 87. PolsonV
liquor is bunted for the death of
x Mrs.' Mary Ann Ernst, it, here
tony. ;' . :
': SpriBRId,IlU Dec 27
Atioraey-geaerars oflce today
asked the court to order Gov
ernor Small to make an imme
diate answer to the charges
against him tn the civil salts.
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' Kansas City, Dec 27-Ferty
ersoas were Injured, some
probably fatally, when a dust
explosion, fell wed by ire, ae
streyed the plant of the Softie,
ber Ilonr and Cereal plant this
afternoon. ,
CITY -FEDERAL
CLASH HALTING
BUILDING WORK
Row at Springfield
Over Postoffice
Building.
Springfield. .111., Dec. 27. Rights
Of the city of Snrinefielri counter
poised against the rights of the fed-
roi . , . , ., i
improvement of the Springfield post
office. Chafing under the federal
ruling that the government was not
subject to local building ' regula
tions Commissioner Frank Hamil- j
ton of the department of streets and
public property late yesterday re-1
tusea to permit use of 32 inches of
sidewalk for a postoffice entrance.
The little civil war of words
started in Springfield several
months ago when the city building
inspector stopped the ' contractor
building an addition to the post
office and forced him to purchase
a two-dollar building permit. This
action was referred to the depart
ment of justice at Washington, and
upon advice from Washington, the
federal attorney informed the city
that the postoffice "is not within
the corporate limits of Springfield,"
and is not subject to its regula
tions. He asked that the city pay
back the $2. '
Striking bacb at the. government
last night, Commissfoaer Hamilton
said, "If the government property
is not within the city then let the
government keep off the city prop
erty." His. department has refused
to refund the $2..
This attitude, according to Post
master Conkling, jWill stop any
planning for improvement and en
largement of the Springfield post-.
otnee, wnicn the city has oten re
quested. ' 0 . .
SEEKS BAIL ON
FRAUD CHARGES
. . .1 . v
Arrested Fugitive Accused of Mis
use of Mails Claims Franie-l p
by Disgruntled Clients.
St. Louis, .Mo.,1 Dec. 27. Efforts
to raise $5,000 bail to obtain his
release from custody were made
today by William L. Cunningham,
arrested here on a federal fugitive
warrant, charging use of the mail
to defraud in Nejv York. Cunning-
ham denied any connection with
the fraud, declaring he would waive
extradition to New York.
An English valet, employed by
Austin Howard Montgomery, said
to be wanted in Baltimore' and New
York, in connection with the fail
ure of the Community Finance
company, which was said to involve
liabilities listed at between $1,500,
000 and $3,000,000, was arrested
with Cunningham but later releas
ed. Cunningham said he was on
his way to Mexico City to meet
Montgomery.
Cunningham declared he - had
never been in business' with Mont
gomery, but expressed a willing
ness to be associated with him
when these charges are cleared.. He
declared the charges were the re-
suit of disgruntled clients.
Montgomery, Cunningham declar
ed,' was willing to face the charges
and would undoubtedly return add
ing that he- believed authorities
wished only to detain him as a ma
terial witness.
PEORIA FIGHTS
AUTO SPEEDERS
Peoria, III., Dec. 27. A vicilance
committee, composed of every cfti-1
zen oi reona was asked by police ' formed Turkey today that the Brit
and county officials here today tojish never will abandon the .Mosul
aid in the campaign against auto-oil vilayet, "as requested by the
mobile drivers, who fail to report ! Turkish delegation and that no pro
accidents as a result, of two deaths j Iongation" of the near east con
here in the last two (lava. Tn hnth ! f A9efif nan inflnonra th. Rr'ttijli
cases the drivers fled, leavine their i
victims dying in the street
The latest. vctim is Miss
Nora j
Maroney,. 54, who was killed last in a letter sent by Lord Curzon to
night' less than three hours after a I Ismet Pasha, head of the Turkish
coroner's jury had returned a ver-! delegation, covering the formal re
did of manslaughter in the death j ply of the British delegation to the
of Mrs. Louise Thrasher, 28, who, Turkish note of Sunday last, which
was left to die in the street last
Saturday Aight. The driver of both
cars have escaped. k . '.
ARMY'S CRITIC
IS DISMISSED
Boston. Mass., Dec. 27. Major
Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, recent
ly court-martialed tor his criticisms
of the regular army, has been in-
. has been in-
formed by the war department oftionri pnt' nf t-tto - TntopHot(Ai.i ii.
his separation from thejKWvice. Intform bureau, which he founded,
a letter to President Harding he and" widely known because of his
charged that PruasUnlsm" existed activities on behalf of prohibition
in , the army' He later wrote a and similar movements, died at a
PPhlet entitled -Abolish , the hospital here today of pneumonia
Army or Reform It" He was 73 .years of age; -
mi tiiaap niinnnpi. imivii
HLL I IIUOC ullfiiiUCU wl III
MAJOR OFFENSES MO
PLANS TO CONDUCT FIGHT
Today In City
P. X. Pierce, Milan, dies of
Injuries received when struck
by street car last Sunday night.
I. I L (
John Barns, paroled convict,
shot and seriously wounded by
Mrs. JCmeal Davis when he at
tempts to enter her apartment
early this morning.
Persons indicted by Rock Is.
land county grand Jury In rice
investigation enter pleas of not
guilty when arraigned ln cir
cuit court.
. Sheriff of Farming-ton county.
Sew Mexico, wires Rock Island
police inquiring If John Looney
is wanted here. Is advised that
he is.
Sheriff C. L. Edwards and
staff of deputies conduct mid
night raid on three Moline
hooch bars. Em II Bogaert ar-
rested and fined $100 In county
court. .
Mrs. C. P. Skinner, wife of
Moline mayor, critically ill.
I'nder care of three physicians.
PETITION FOR
ARMOUR'S NEW
CHARTER FILED
Company Capitalized
for $1 60,000 to Deal
in Livestock.
Dover, Del., Dec. 27. The certifl
cate for a charter for Armour &
Co. of Delaware was filed at the
office of the secretary of state here
I at $160,000,000 and is authorized to !
I deal in cattle and livestock of all !
uuay. i ne company is capitalized
' kinds. The incorporators named
in the certificate are A. M. Hooven,
j M. A. Bruce and H. M. Anderson,
all of Wilmington, Del., identified
with the Corporation Trust com
pany of America, which drew up
the incorporation papers.
Chicago, Dec. 27. Details of the
financing of the new Armour & Co.
of Delaware and 4the pending pur
chase of Morris Co. by Armour
& Co. have not been announced by
J. Ogden Armour. Understanding
in financial circles here today, how
ever, was that some announcement
of the proposed change in the pack
ing business would be made soon.
The Chase Securities company of
New York and the Continental &
Commercial bank of Chicago are the
principal banking interests arrang
ing the details of the new financing.
In local banking circles it was un
derstood the new Delaware corpo
ration woulti issue $60,000,000 of
preferred stock and $50,000,000 of
common stock out of a total au
thorized capitalization of $160,000,-
000 and that the new company
would act as a holding corporation.
BRITISH STAND
FIRM ON MOSUL
Lauaanne, Dec 27. (By the As
sociated Press.) Through foreign
Secretary Curzon, Great Britain in -
envernment tn rwnl. frnm iho nn.
isiuon it nas taicen on tnis matter.
The "British position is outlined
insisted Mosul belonged to Turkey.
fJhrSS.f?r!;i,
ii um cut muou( ui ca a jiu usjufJifjU
and administered it. The British
had taken a pledge to free the
Arabf from Turkish rule and estab
lish the government of the Iriak.
and England since then had repeat
edly given her word that the Arabs
would not be interfered with.' -
DR. CRAFTS, REFORM
- LEADER, IS CALLED
Washington, Dec 27. Dr. Wil-
hur v rmtt. tnr .... -Zi-
John K Scott Only One
of Accused Who De
clines to Answer.
The arraignment of score
f prisoners indicted by the
September grand jury In con
neetion with the Keck Island
vice probe attracted a crowd
which filled the circuit court
room to overflowing this mora
Inf..
. Pleaa of not guilty were en
tered In cases of all those who
were formally arraigned before
Judge Jiels A. Larson, but fel- . ,
lowing n precedent established
In the Pedigo case, the first
one called, the plea was enter
ed with the understanding that -It
may be withdrawn should
the attorneys for the defend- '
ants desire to be heard on a
motion to quash the indict-:
meats.
The arraignment of the prison
ers was not greatly different from
other court pleadings - except tor
me numDer wno appeared and the
liiumuieuue in uuuuc anu uoaer-.
world life of the persona who were
summoned before the-judge.- C. K.
Dietz, W. C. Allen, James A. Han
ley, R. R. Ingelson and U. M. Mc.
Caskrin filed appearances as at
torneys for the various defendants.
In one case that of Emeal Dav
is, duskylieutenant of the Looney
forces, and proprietor of a Third
avenue bar in the black belt,
charged with keeping a disorderly
house the court was anked to ap
point an attorney. . Emeal told
Judge Larson that he had no attor
ney nor any funds to retain one.
'Judge
Larson appointed Joseph
' vK"iy iu represent uavia. .
Lawrence reaigo, neia in inn
Gabel murder, Urost murder con-
spiracy and two other charges, was
i the first of the group to come into
j court
W. C. Allen, who with J.
A. Hanlev. represents Fei.ico. ap
peared and after urging the court
that he had not bad time to read
or study the true bills returned
against his client, agreed with W.
C. Hadley, special prosecutor, to
permit a plea of not guilty to bo
entered with the reservation that
it would be withdrawn should a
decision be made to attack the le
gality of the indictment. Tnis ex
ample was followed in the succeed
ing case. '
Scott Refuses to Plead.'
John K. Scott, city attorney,
would not enter a plea to malfeas
ance and conspiracy charges, and
the record indicated that the "pris
oner stood mute, the court entcr-t
ing an order of 'not guilty.' " When
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FEEL ANXIETY "
FOR BERNHARDT
Madame's Condition Tabes Another
Turn -for Worse Actress Conti
dent of BecoTcrj.
Paris, Dec. 27. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Madame Sarah Bern-
bardfs condition took another turn
for the worse today. Physicians
ascribed it to the fatigue following
her activity yesterday when she
arose from her bed, partook of
solid food and received many call
ers. ' '
The actress' household is again
hmim, wurousu mituauis uer-
self is just as conhdeut as ever that
she will recover.
HAMSII TAILOR DEAD.
Washington, "Dec. 27. Hanish
Taylor, former United States min-
iister to Spain, and recognized au-
international law. died.
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oooueggers nave been shipping
brandy and whlskv in 16-aunn
tubes wrapped in the papers, ac
cording to zeaerai omciaia. 'r
Twelve regular . subeertbaes
were taken into custody here
yesterday and search tor sub
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