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$200,000 STOLEN AT OENVES MINT ROBBERS FIRE ON FOUR RESERVE OFFICERS; MAKE GETAWAY WITH HUGE SUM CONCERNSMUSTPAYSTATETAX Supreme Court Upholds Oil Production Tax Passed by Legislature Two Years Ago.—Affects All Firms Denver.—'Leaping from an automo bile which had drawn up alongside of a federal reserve delivery wagon at the main entrance of the Denver mint, and shooting toward four federal guards who were emerging from the building carrying $200,000 In $5 bills, two bandits shot and fatally wounded Charles Linton, one of the guards, seized the entire consignment of money, jumped Into their motor car and escaped. Linton died in a hos pital later. The third member of the bandit group remained at the wheel of the auto. One of the bandits Is be iJaved to have been shot while getting away. So quickly did the bandits work that persons In the immediate vicinity were unaware of what had happened until guards from within the mint rushed to the windows and out of the main entrance firing at the escaping high waymen. Linton, who was assisting in guarding the currency, fell at the flrat shot from the bandit guns. The bandits, described by guards at the mint who saw them, were apparently about 28 years of age. Linton had been employed by the federal reserve bank for many years as a guard. COURT UPHOLDS OIL TAX Helena.—The constitutionality of the oil production tax passed by the legis lature two years ago was upheld by a decision by the supreme court handed down in the test case brought by the Mid-Northern Oil company. The opinion held that an oil produc ing company operating on land owned by the United States and paying royal ties to the federal government is not an agent of the federal government and is liable to state taxation. The action was brought to secure from the supreme court a ruling on the constitutionality of the law passed nt the last session of the legislature pro viding for payment of a license tax of 1 per cent of the total gross value of petroleum or oil produced by any com nan les or Individuals operating wells In Montana. To Investigate Keller's Action Washington.—The house judiciary committee has appointed a sub-com mittee to Investigate what action, if any. should be taken in the refusal of Representative Keller, Republican, Minnesota, to testify before the com mittee as to the information on which he based his impeachment charges against Atotrney General Daugherty. After disposing of the situation re sulting from Mr. Keller’s withdrawal from the proceedings, the committee plans to resume hearings on the Im peachment charges, with Representa tive Johnson of South Dakota appear ing as a witness. 32 Millions For Federal Roads Washington.—An appropriation of $32,800,000 for construction of forest roads and trails and rural post roads, as authorized under the federal high way act, is recommended in the agri cultural bill for the next fiscal year, ns reported to the house. The bill’s total Is $68,781,553, or about $21,000,000 more than last year, and $250,000 less than the budget estimate. The In crease is due to the more liberal road fund provision, which last year was $10,000,000. Thaw Jurist is Dead at 71 New York. —James Fitzgerald, for mer justice of the state supreme court, who presided at the first trial of Harry Kendall Thaw for the murder of Stan ford White In 1907, died at his home here at the age of 71. His retirement 10 years ago was forced by a nervous breakdown attributed to the strain he Underwent nt the Thaw trial. Mexicali Ousts Drug Addicts Calexico, Cal. —Mexicali, Lower Cali fornia, just across the International line from here, has begun deporting American drug addicts ns undesirable citizens, In accord with announced In tention of Mexican authorities to rid their soil of foreigners In the grip of the narcotic habit. Justice Pitney Resigns Post Washington.—Associate Justice Pit ney of the supreme court recently sent his resignation to President Harding to take effect January 1. Exports High In November Washington.—American exports in November reached the highest point in the year, according to official overseas trade statistics recently made public by the department of commerce, showing export business totaling $393,000,000. New Jap Envoy O. K. Tokio. —The Japanese foreign office has received word from Washington through the American embassy here that Massanno Harihara, recently ap pointed ambassador to the U. S., is agreesHe to the American government SIO,OOO OFFERED FOR DENVER MINT BftNOITS Twenty-Four Hour Hunt Fails to Give Sleuths Any Clew As to Where abouts of Men or Car Denver. —The city and county of Denver has offered a reward of $lO,- 000 for the capture, dead or alive, of the bandits who shot and killed a guard of the federal reserve bank and es caped with $200,000 in currency In a sensational robbery in front of the Denver mint. After approximately 24 hours had elapsed since the robbery, executed with an almost unequaled daring and determination, police authorities con ceded that the four bandits and their light touring car have at least tem porarily eluded pursuit. The thin air into which the des peradoes seeminly vanished is being charged with radiograms broadcast from several stations conveying to dis tant police stations n description of the bandits who shot and killed Charles T. Linton, a reserve bank guard, and made their escape. ADMIT WRECKING TRAIN TO PLUNDER MAIL CAP St. Joseph. Mo.—Alvin Marion Clark of Easton, Mo., and William Kramer, no address, both 19 years old, were ar rested and confessed, according to the local police, to wrecking Burlington passenger train No. 16 east of Saxton recently. The train, St. Joseph to St. Louis, was derailed when a rail was removed, and seven coaches and the engine left the track. Only two or three persons were slightly injured. The boys planned to rush in after the derailment and rob the mail car, they said. They expected the engineer, fireman and trainmen in the baggage and mail cars would he killed or badly hurt, and that they would meet with no opposition. When this failed to ma terialize they ran away, they said. Clark also confessed that he tried to wreck a train near the same spot June 11, this year, but he barely loosened the spikes and the train passed over the rail safely. The loose rail was found next day and the incident had been a mystery since. More Pensions for Vets Washington.—Veterans of the Civil war, widows of veterans and Civil war nurses probably will receive Christmas presents from the government in the form of increased pensions, as the re sult of an agreement reached by con ferees on the Barsum pension bill. The hill was passed by the senate last summer and by the house at the recent special session. Slight differ ences between the two houses have been compromiser! and the author of the bill. Senator Bursum, Republican. New Mexico, has announced that he hoped to obtain final congressional action and the presidential signature before Christmas. Pensions of veterans are Increased under the measure from SSO to $72 a month, widows* pensions from S3O tn SSO and nurses’ pensions from S3O to SSO. Lost Mail Pilot Found Salt Lake City.—Air Mail Pilot Boonstra, missing since last Friday morning, when he became lost In a blizzard en route to Rock Springs, Wyo., has been found alive and well at the Rigby ranch, four miles south and oast of where his wrecked plane was discovered, according to advices received by the officials here. Pilot Boonstra stated that.he was unable to get away from the Rigby ranch because of the deep snow, the report stated. The ranch has no telephone sendee and Boonstra was awaiting better weather before making It to Coalville to notify his superiors of his where abouts. Oil Operators to Meet Great Falls. —A meeting of all the oil operators of the state has been called for Billings, In the Northern hotel, the afternoon of January 6, the call being sent out by President J. C. Peters of the Homestake Oil company. The meeting will be to discuss matters pertaining to the Infant oil Industry of Montana and all oil men of the state are urged to be present. Phillips Reward Totals $3,000 Los Angeles.—Rewards offered for the re-capture of Mrs. Clara Phillips, hammer murderess, who escaped from the Los Angeles county jail December 5, total $3,000. Os this sum $250 Is offered by Sheriff William I. Traeger; $750 by the Los Angeles county board of supervisors and $2,000 by the Los Angeles Examiner. Pigeon Carries Drugs Vancouver, B. C.—While the police searched a house In Chinatown re cently for hidden drugs, a carrier pigeon flew in bearing a tube of nar cotics. Two men were arrested. Irish Statesmen Pass First Act Dublin.—The first act passed by the Irish parliament for more than a cen tury went formally through the free state senate nt a brief sitting. It was a highly technical measure entitled “adaption of enactments bill.’ 1 Mexican Slayer to bie By Gas Reno, Nev.—Thomas Russell, Mexi can, who was found guilty nt Elko, Nev., of the murder of Mamie Johnny, an Indian girl, nt Elko Rodeo last fall, was sentenced to die by lethal gas Id be Nevada state prison. RAILROADS PLAN HOGE CAMPAIGN WILL “TELL WORLD" THAT THIS DISTRICT IS BEST MAP DFPICTS daughertylioS explodes Report Will Probably Be Made to Congress After Christmas Holi days.—Certain No Evidence to Support Charges Billings.—Realization of the magni tude of the publicity campaign planned by the Northern Pacific, Great North ern and Burlington railroads-to adver tise five states of the northwest was brought to Billings business men and representatives of surrounding com munities recently by Harlan Smith and Carl McQulnn of Chicago, who are now on a data-gathering trip over the terri tory and are in charge of the campaign which is to entail expenditure of up wards of $1,000,000. A meeting was called at the Billing- Commercial club at the request of local railroad officials in order to afford a means of furnishing the publicity men with data. The surrounding cities and towns were invited by the Billings Commercial club to send representa tives to meet the railroad men, and between 75 and 100 men were as sembled. Mr. McQulnn addressed the assemblage. “The object of this campaign is to acquaint the people outside of the northwest of the vast resources and de sirable properties of this country so that they will know what we have and are doing here,’’ Raid Mr. McQulnn. “People must not only be familiar with what we have, but they must be cor rectly Informed. This reason In Itself shows that this campaign Is a profit able investment.” WIND UP DAUGHERTY CASE Washington.—The bouse Judiciary committee made preparations to wind up before adjournment Its Investigation of Impeachment charges made by Rep resentative Keller. Republican, Minne sota, against Attorney General Daugh erty. A report probably will not be made to the house, however, until after the Christmas bbllday'R. It was regarded as certain that the committee x.ould report It had found no evidence fn support the charges. The department of justice Is prepar ing to file suit against the Wright- Martin Aircraft corporation for recov ery of a war claim amounting to $3,601,715, the Judiciary committee was told by Assistant Attorney General Seymour. The activities of the government,ln past investigations.of the Wright-Mar tin contract were aired In some detail at the hearing, the case holding the center of the stage during most of the morning session of the committee. Representative Woodruff, Republi can, Michigan, appearing in connection with charges made regarding war frauds prosecution, declared he was prepared to show that a year ago Guy D. Goff, then assistant attorney gen eral. Inquired Into the airplane com pany’s contract and recommended action. Trainmen Found Guilty Los Angeles.—Eight railroad men, including pnglnemen. trainmen and others, were convicted of conspiracy to obstruct interstate commerce for their activities In connection with a strike last August against the Santa Fe by verdict of a jury In the United States district court here. In this strike some 20 trains were abandoned in the Cali fornia-Arizona desert, leaving the pas sengers stranded. Train Robber Suspect In Mint Holdup Kansas City.—The theory that the robbery which was staged In front of the Denver mint recently was en gineered by Roy D. Sherrill, train rob ber and escaped convict, has been strengthened here. J. M. Donaldson, Kansas City postal Inspector, asserted that Sherrill was In Wichita, Kan., five days age and left for the west at that time. Twenty-two U. 8. Employes Arrested New York.—Twenty-two civilian em ployes at the Brooklyn navy base have been arrested on Indictments returned several months ago by a federal grand Jury, charging that government prop erty to the value of more than $1,000,- IMM) had been stolen since the war. The arrests were made by agents of the department of justice. Arbuckle to Get Another Chance Los Angeles.—Will H. Hays, chair man of the Motion Picture Industries, has said that Roscoe O. (Fatty) Ar buckle might have his chance to “come back” In the motion pictures. After the first of the yaer he will be given this new opportunity. $57,000 Blast Frees 60,000 Tons of Rock Yakima, Wash.—A 12-ton charge of TNT was set off at the government construction camp at Rimrock, and a huge ledge of rock, estimated to weigh 30,000 tons, was heaved outward and upward and then slid Into the Tieton river. Early Master Mason Dies Rawlins, Wyo.—William Daly, grand treasurer of the grand lodge of Ma ?our of Wyoming and a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason Is dead here. He whs u master Mason in 1870. SHORT WYOMING NEWS ITEMS Alexander B. Pope was elected com mander of Custer Post No. Gram: Ai iny of the Republic al Luraiim- Pope is a retired letter carrier. Hells Hall Acre bus been located officially. It is in Wyoming und would be given to Natrona county for paik purposes under a bill iniruduvqd by Represent all\ e Mondell. < buries E. Willeubraker of Topeka, Kun., .as been elected captain ol nex year's ootlial* team at the University oi Wyoming. He is 24 years old, weighs abou* 200 pounds, and is si.% ieel in height. The .Me'er Boys’ conference of Big Horn «aJn ar J Southern Montana was heli, at Cody recently. Mere than 150 deiegales attended. Tet Jain oi Greybull, Wyo., wus elected president of the conference. Fire which started from u stove in the baggage room completely de stroyed the Chicago & North western depot nt Lander. The blaze spread through the building and little prog ress was made in lighting it. Joe Jukodlcb killed one man and wounded unothei al Given River. Sweet water county, recently, and then tied Jukodich Is described as weigh ing from 170 to ISO pounds, is 6 lee. I Inch t ill, und is well armed. An entire new train crew, round house foreman and station agent runic uu on the train and took charge of hF o irs of the Encampment line, the old < rew being laid off until further or ders, pending Investigation of some trouble which arose over the local train crew und u cur of U. P. coal. Dr. B. F. Davis lias announced his resignation us Wyoming slate vet erinarian, effective Jan. I, to become fulltime secret ary-manager of the Cheyenne Frontier days at $3,000 per year. Selection for the new place was announced recently. This will be the first time Frontlet days has an ail year manager. Davis was chairman of the 1922 and 1920 shown and was subject to widespread publicity last year when lie a quarantine v. gainst Colorado dairy rattle. “Here 1 am with my nine little brothers!” shouted Joe Jerkovich •riner, as lie stepped Into the dining room of a boarding house at Dines bear Rock Springs, and opened lire with an automatic pistol containing bine can ridges. Mike Rodovicb, min »r, fell with a bullet through his abdo men; another miner sustained a flesh wound; ilie remainder of the persons present escaped by flight, without in jury. Jerkovich. having emptied bis gun, walked out of the place. Joe Tiiiuburelio, a miner of Kleen burn, Wyo., wus found guilty by a Jury In District Court at Sheridan of Second degree murder growing out ot the shooting to death of Fred Hoff man, 15 years old, at KKenburn on Sept. 23. Tumburello testified that he hud accosted the Hoffman I oy und ac cused him of raiding bis melon patch and that lie shot the boy twice, but lie declared it wus accidental, as be merely hud fie ’ to frighten the boy. Sentence has i 't been pronounced. Except for the amount necessary to enable him to get around the sta und meet the voters, W. B. Ross, suc cessful candidate for governor of Wyoming, spent absolutely nothing In the 1922 cumi i.lgn, lie declares in statement filed with the secretary of state. “No receipts, ’ he .says. “The only inoi ey I paid out was to cover traveling expenses." John \V. Hay. his opponent In the gubernatorial con test, sets forth that he donated SI,OOO to the Republican stale central com mittee, and th*, report of P. C. Spen cer, chairman f that committee, also lists a donation of $1,500 from Mrs. Huy. Belief that Casper police bad suc ceeded in apprehending Clara I’liilllps, convicted slayer of Mrs. Alberta Meadows, who escaped from the Lus Angeles Jail 'm December 6, was ex ploded when a suspect arrested an I locked In ’’<* city Jail dec. a red she was Beatrice Craig of Kirby, Wyo., and bad been In Casper for three weeks. Powell wus Vie scene of a meeting of the members of the Big Horn dedi cal Association. The association in cludes the doctoral nd the dentists of the Big Horn Basra, and fully half the membership was present, in spit*’ of the cold weather. The assochiti m meets once in every three montlus. Thermopolis was selected as the place for Hie next gathering. A quurrel over wages Is said Io have been the cause of thi? slaying of Mrs. Geirge Schwerdt ferger nt her ranch home, about a mile east of Lan der. Fred Sullivan, 18-year old ein ploy6, who wus discharged from the ranch recently, was found to be miss ing and _ was arrested by Deputies John F. und .1. W. Burch nt Hudson, twenty-five miles to the southwest of I.under, after a search of about six hours. Esther McLaren, 2-yeur-old daugh ter of Mr. anti Mrs. F. A. McLaren of Casper, was so seriously burned about Ihe buck portion of the body, when she bucked Into a tub of boiling water her mother was to use for washing, ‘hut II is extremely doubhtful If she sill live. The election of two brothers, in dif ferent stales, on the same day and to Ihe same office, is. to say the least, an unusual occurrence. But that is just what happened to Kinley Culbert son of Fort Scott, Kun., und tils broth | er, Keith Culbertson us Pinedale. GOOD PUMPKIN AND SOUASH RECIPES .. > i. . • Several Unusual Dishes May Be Marie From Squash Pumpkin. (Prepared by the United States Department of Arrlculture.) Either pumpkin or squash may be used in the following recipes, which suggest a number of out-of the-ordl nury dishes made from the sliced or canned vegetables In addition to pie. The recipes have been tested by the United States Department of Agricul ture. To prepare the pumpkin or squash cut it open, remove the seeds and stringy portion, and pare. Very young, tender squash, of the round white or yellow crookneckod varieties may be cut up and cooked without paring. When baking Hubbard squash or pumpkin if may be cut up Into throe inch squares clean of seeds and baked without paring, rind side down. One of the most satisfactory methods of cooking pumykfn or squash Is by steaming It till tender In a colander or steamer over boiling water. Cooked In this way It Is less watery than when boiled. Pumpkin or Squash as a Vegetable. In addition to plain mashed steamed pumpkaN seasoned with butter, salt and pepper, or baked squares of pumpkin, this excellent vegetable may be served creamed, glazed oi en casse role. Creamed Pumpkin. Cut the pumpkin meat Into strips about half an Inch thick. Steam or boll until partially tender. Place strips in baking dish and coat each piece with a sirup made by boiling together: Mt cup sugar 1 tablespoon butter U cup water Corn sirup may be used In place of sugar. Place in the oven and cook until brown. Diced Pumpkin in Casserole. Cut the raw pumpkin Into small pieces, place In glass casserole dish, or any baking dish with a cover. Sprinkle with salt and n little pepper. Allow* to each cup of diced pumpkin a half cupful of boiling water and a tablespoonful of butter. Cover closely and cook In oven until pumpkin is tender and the water absorbed. Serve hot In the dish In which it was baked. Pumpkin timbales are very good when served with ham or cold meat of any kind. Pumpkin Timbales. 1 pint mashed % teaspoon peppet pumpkin H teaspoon clnna- H cup milk mon 2 H teaspoon salt H teaspoon mace Mix together and put In buttered custard cups. Stand In a pan of boil ing water and bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes. When the mix ture Is firm turn carefully from the cups and send to the table. This same mixture may be baked In a shallow dish with cheese grated over the top. in this case omit the cin namon and mace. , The flavor of pumpkin combiner! with milk in a soup appeals to many ‘palates. Cream of Pumpkin Boup. *4 cup butter 4 cups milk 2 to 4 tablespoons % cup manhed flour pumpkin 1 to 2 tablespoons teaspoons salt onion juice teaspoon pepper Melt butter In saucepan and stir in flour. Add salt, pepper and mashed pumpkin and blend together. Add the milk and bring to the boiling point. Add onion juice when almost ready to serve. Serve hot. Pumpkin Used as Dessert. Pumpkin Custard. 1 to 1H cups pump. H cup kin or squash Htol teaspoon salt thoroughly % t o % teaspoon cooked (canned allspice squash may be teasjwon mace u »«d) 1 tableitpoon butter 1 cup to 1 pint milk % to 1 teaspoon cln- 2 eggs nunion Instead of pouring this mixture, which Is very similar to pumpkin isle Alling, Into a pastry shell, It can be turned Into ramekins or custard cups and baked like any custard, In a mod erate oven, set In a pan of water. In case the cust&rd Is used for a plo the larger amounts of spice and the smaller amount of milk may be used. If served as plain custard the smaller amount of seasoning la more appro priate. Pumpkin Bread Pudding. 1 cup stalebread 1-8 cup sugar crunkiis 1 teaspoon salt FA cups sweet mlty 1 teaspoon vanilla I cup mashed 2 egg yolks pumpkin (boiled 2 tablespoons but or steamed and ter (melted) put through a col ander) Pour the milk over the bread and allow to stand until the crumbs soften. Add pumpkin that has bden cooked and put through a colander, before I measuring. Add the egg yolks and the melted butter. Beat well. Pour Into buttered baking dish and bake in a moderate oven until the center ■ fina. Bamove from the oven. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1922. spread the top with a tart jelly, plh meringue lightly on top and returc to oven long enough to brown the me ringue. Serve cold with cream. If preferred, the jelly can be omitted and the pudding Is good even if you do not serve cream with It. Meringue. Two egg whGes beaten very stiff, four tablesjioonfuls sugar, a pinch of salt and one-half teaspoonful vanilla. Pumpkin and Squa&h Breads. Several quick breads tuay te using pumpkin nr Pumpkin Corn-Dodger. cups cornmeal 2 tablespoons rugar IV6 cups cooked 1 cup water pumpkin 2 teaspoons baking 1 teaspoon salt powder 3 tablespoons short- ening The pumpkin should be cooked very tender and mashed free from lumps. Put sugar, salt, baking powder and cornmeal together into a sieve, and sift them into the pumpkin; mix thor oughly, Add the water last, a third of a cupful at a time; if the pumpkin Is quite moist It may not be neces sary to use the whole cupful of water. Pour Into hot well-greased skillet, cook slowly over the fire, turning when well browned beneath; It will take about 35 minutes to cook thor oughly. Serve hot with butter. Pumpkin Corn Bread. 1 cup mashed 4 teaspoons baking pumpkin powder 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup cornmeal 2 tablespoons m?lt *4 cup flour ed fat 1 egg Mix in order given. Pour In greased baking pan and bake 40 minutes In a hot oven. Cut In squares, and serve hoL RICE IS GOOD FOR CHILDREN Cooked in Milk, It Has Rich Flavor and is Particularly Nourishing— Finp for Lunch. Rice cooked In milk has a richer flavor than when cooked in water, and Js particularly nourishing and wholesome for children. As a school lunch dish the United States Depart ment of Agriculture suggests that rice may be served with tomato sauce and grated cheese, as the main dish of the meal, or with maple sirup or crushed fresh fruit as dessert. One cup of rice will absorb a quart of milk when cooked slowly In a double boiler. First wash the rice thoroughly in several waters so as to remove all loose starch, then drop It slowly Into the hot milk, and a<l«l one teaspoonful of salt for each cupful of rice. Cook the rice until the grains are soft when pressed between thumb and finger, or for about thirty min utes. Remove the lid of the double boiler during the last pajrt of the coooklng, so that the grains will sep arate. BROILING STEAKS OR CHOPS “Pan Broiling” Is Cheaper Way. Sug gests the Department of Agriculture. In broiling steaks or chops do you use the gas broiler or do you “pan broil” them? The United States De partment of Agriculture says the Ut ter Is the cheaper way. Heat the fry ing pan sizzling hot, brush It with just enough fat to keep the meat from sticking, turn the meat quickly from side to side to retain all the Juices. Meat cooked in this way Is often more juicy than when broiled In the oven. ®S|OFiERKT TO | Old velveteen makes excellent polish ing cloths. • • • Bread flour Is the best for dump lings and noodles. • • • Add a little chopped parsley anl onion to the mashed potatoes. • • • To clean a zinc bath, setdb It thor 1 oughly with coarse salt, moistened with paraffin. • • • The life of baskets can be prolonged by scrubbing them occasionally with hot soapsuds. • • • Always finish off the rinsing process of stockings by soaking for a few minutes In clean, cold water. • • • When making rhubarb sauce add the sugar last when It Is to be served, as it will Improve the flavor and save sugar; this can be done to the other Muces„ as cranberry and apple.