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i s f--- n'-i1BTi nj t $.M tiiimi r U j) 0"TTT VOL. 16 KENNA, ROOSEVELT COUNTY, NEW MEXICO, FRIDAY, APRIL 7 1921 NO. 3 WEEKS NAMES. NEW ARMY STAFF NO ONE NAMED FOR MAJOR GENERALS PLACE BUT WILL BE SOON IS ALMOST SECJAXER'S LIST One Lest Name Appears On List To Be Sanctioned fay President Hard ing Which I That of Brig. Gen. C. R. Edwards. LIEUT. W. D. CONEY IS DEAD DEATH COMES AFTER FALL FROM AIRPLANE ' Was Attempting to Mjffce Another Transcontinental Flight When His Plane Was Wrecked. Natchez, Miss. Lieut. W. D. Coney, who was injured recently while at tempting to make a transcontinental , Washington. Secretary Weeks an nounced that President Harding would appoint the following chiefs of serv ice. 11 of the officers failed of con men t: ' To be major generals: C. S. Farna worth, chief of Infantry; Charles T. iMenoher, air service; W. J. Snow, field artillery; W. A. Holbrook, caval ry; George O. Squire, chief 'signal o' flcer John L. Chamberlain, Inspector general. i To be brigadier generals: Herbert M. Lord, chief of finance; Amos A. Fries, chief of chemical warfare serv ice. All o f the officers failed of con firmation during tbe lust session of congress. , Secretary .Weeks indicated that a new chief of staff of the army to suc ceed Major General Peyton C. March," would be selected before the . special session of congress convenes April 11. He refused to discuss the matter be yond saying that the . "name of the new chief of staff will probably be an nounced before congress meets." Compilation of the list of nomina tions for general officers is expected to be completed soon by tbe secretary. I l MaJ. Gen. Chat. T. Menoher The list, it is understood;, will be almost a duplicate of that sent to con gress by former Secretary Baker, which failed of confirmation. One im portant exception, however, may be the inclusion of the name of Brigadier Clarence R. Edwards, former com mander of the 26th (New England) na tional guard division overseas, to head the list of major generals. His name did not appear In the Baker nominations. RENE VIVIAN! IS IN THE U. S. Came To Visit Pres. Harding, But Will Not Say Why. New York. Rene Vivian!, former premier of France and now envoy ex traordinary of the French government to this country, arrived on the steam ship Lorraine. He will confer with President Harding to see whom he came "on a mission of courtesy." A small reception committee, com posed of city and state department officials went down the bay to meet the official and brought him back to Battery Park, where thousands had assembled. Although the exact time of his arrival had not been announced, the crowds waited patiently. He declined to discuss the official ' nature of his visit to this country bo fore having talked with President Harding. "I have come to the United States," he Bald, "to pay the president of this great republic (1 .v:; ..,,...! .., , I I . .n Lieut. W. D. Coney flight from Jacksonville, Florida, to San Diego, California. - TJie death of the lieutenant, whose back was broken In the fall, resulting in a complete paralysis of his body from the chest down, was not unex pected, and his physicians had an nounced earlier that he could live. Mrs. E. F. Coney, mother of the lieutenant, of Brunswick, Georgia, Mrs. W. H. Devoe, an aunt of Jack sonville, Florida, and E. F. Coney, a brother, of Brunswick, Georgia, were with the filer at the time of his death. Lieutenant Coney is a son of the late Edgar F. TJoriey, a lumberman of Brunswick. At the outbreak of the Mexican trouble in 1916 he enlisted with the Brunswick rifles, an Infantry organiza tion; find saw service on the border. Returning to Brunswick in 1917 about the time the United States entered the European war, he entered the of ficers training camp at Fort Ogle thorpe, Georgia, ntsre he was com missioned a second lieutenant of in fantry. Later he was transferred to the air service. Wat Flying Instructor. He was assigned as flying Instruc tor during the war and had no oppor tunity to see service at the front.' On the day Jie was injured the announce ment was made at San Diego, Cali fornia, of his promotion to a first lieutenancy. TO REDUCE INCOME TAX Senator Penrose Outlines Program for Revenue Legislation. Washington. A general scaling down of all Income taxes, with reduc tions in the levy of small incomes as well as the heavy surtaxes on large earnings was prestaged by Senator Ponrose of Pennsylvania, chairman of the senate finance committee. Senator Penrose outlined the plans for revenue and tariff legislation on which con gress will be called to act at the spe cial session beginning April 11. The senator declared that he hoped that the finance committee would be able to begin the preparation of the new tax bills within the next week. The plan, he said, is to draft these measures while the house ways and means' committee is working on the tariff in order that the revenue legis lation, will be ready for congress as soon as the tariff is out of the way. While still in a formulatlve stage, Senator Penrose asserted that the new program of federal taxation contem plates the abolition of the excess profits tax entirely. SIX ARE KILLED EXPLOSION BOOTLEG MANUFACTURE OF FIRECRACKERS AND EX PLOSIVES CAUSE. MANUFACTURERS ARE HELD Many Are Homeless and More Than 100 Are Injured as the Results of the Blast Which Caused Many Small Buildings to Collapse. Chicago. Manufacture and storage of fireworks in a manner prohibited by' city ordinances was blamed by city and police officials for an explosion In' the heart of the west side tenement; district which killed at least eight per sons, injured 100 or more, rendered dozens temporarily homeless and dam aged buildings blocks away. Two men were held In Jail In con nection with the disaster and two oth ers, possibly killed in the explosion, were sought by the police. The explosion wrecked the ware houses of Weil and company, paper dealers, where a dozen' men were working. All were believed to have been killed. Next door was the firm of Singer and Shaffer, dealers in novelty mer chandise. Chief of Police Charles Fitzmorris and Fire Attorney Shirley High, after completing investigations declared that the Singer and Shaffer firm had manufactured fireworks In and around the warehouse in violation of city ordinances ' and that compila tion of these fireworks was to blame for the disaster. They, declared the firm frequently had been warned to discontinue the manufacture and had been repeatedly warned that fireworks could not be stored within the city limits. Men Admit Charge. According to Mr. High and Chief Fitzmorris, the two men held in jail both admitted that the firm manufac tured fireworks and that It had con ducted an illicit trade in this product. Dozens of salesmen toured the central west taking orders, they were Quoted as saying. More than a ton of T. N. T., dyna mite and other explosives is believed to have been consumed in the' ex plosion. Scores of fireworks labels, pieces of firecrackers and torpedoes were found near the wreckage. In a nearby building were 7,000 pounds of torpedoes, according to the police, and evidence indicating that hundreds of pounds of gunpowder and dynamite recently had been shipped to the firm, was said by the police to have been found. Four Are Identified. Only four of the eight persons known to be dead had been identified. The other bodies were so badly man gled as to be unrecognizable. Many persons whose homes had been so badly damaged by the ex plosion as to be untenable were given temporary quarters in the Garfield school bouse where 1,500 children were attending school at the time. The roof of the building was damaged but the children escaped unhurt. JOHN BURROUGHS IS DEAD Was On His Way Home From Call, fornia When Death Came Utiac, N. Y. John Burroughs, natur alist, died on a New York Central train near Klngsville, Ohio, on his way home from California. He had been very ill for six weeks with an abscess on the chest and heart and with kid ney complications. He was so eager to get home tht the long Journey was undertaken, with the hope that he could survive. The end came suddenly, a few min utes after he had asked: "How near home are we?" His physician, Dr. Clara Barrus, hlSj granddaughter, Ursula Burroughs, and the Misses Eleanor and Harriet Bur roughs accompanied him on the Jour ney. 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