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California Bride-Slayer Hunted In Arizona Towns
Needles Report Gives New
Clue To Murphy And
Woman Companion
Fleeing Police
FRESNO, Cal,, Dec. 16 (AP)
With new information believed def
initely to center the nation-wide
man-hunt in Arizona, the tracking
of Leo Daniel Murphy, alleged Long
Reach “honeymoon slayer” of his
bride, formerly Cornelia Buttles of
Fresno, was carried on today. Mur
phys formerly of Peoria, Illinois, is
sought on a charge of murder.
The new clue came to the sher
iff's office in Los Angeles from the
authorities of Needles. They re
ported that a man and a woman
answering closely the descriptions
of Murphy and his woman com
panion, were seen in Needles eith
er Saturday or Sunday.
From words the couple let fall
in Needles, they were driving to
ward Arizona, the authorities said.
The automobile they used also fit
ted the description of Murphy’s
machine—a light blue touring car.
That information, announced by
Deputy District Attorney David
Clark of Long Beach, so fits in
with a report two days ago that
the fleeing couple were seen in
Banning, California, and were on
their way to Yuma, Arizona, that
the authorities are convinced they
are on the right trail.
Clark :said that the hunt in Los
Angeles, where the couple were
reported to have arrived several
days ago from San Francisco, has
been abandoned. However, Detec
tives Smith and Kirkpatrick of
Long Beach are working there
with the Los Angeles police and
district attorney’s office.
The Mexican border has been cov
ered and police are also consid
ering the possibility that Murphy
mapped out a course across the
southwestern states that will car
ry him eventually to his old home,
San Diego Officials
Indicted In Bribery
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 16 (AP)
—District Attorney Chester C.
Kemplcy. defeated at the Novem
ber election in his effort to get
another term, and C. Guy Sellealt,
his chief assistant, were found
guilty by a jury today on two
counts of bribery contained in an
indictment voted by the grand
jury recently. They were at lib
erty this evening on $5,000 bail
The conviction centered around
the acquittal of Thomas A. John
son and Hugh McGovern, of Chi
cago, who were charged with the
murder of George McMahon, also
of Chicago. McMahon’s body was
found on a road in a San Diego
suburb, in December 1925, with a
knife bearing the symbol of a Chi
cago club in his body. The ac
cused pair were his companions.
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Sf«»oaATEP was ureep WIM^.
The Winslow Daily Mail.
With the Chaplin family break
up at the door of the divorce court,
Hollywood rumors of a new ro
mance between Chaplin and Mer
na Kennedy, his present leading
lady, are more persistent than
Chaplin s Wife
To File Divorce
Suit Immediately
(A.F.) —A divorce court airing for
the Chaplin capital troubles was
more than a possibility tonight fol
lowing announcement by Lita Grey
Chaplin, through her attorney,
George Beebe, that she would file
suit against Charles Spencer Chap
lin, screen comedian, within a few
days. Beebe said he was preparing
the petition and that it might be
ready 'for official projection to
morrow. He woud not say on what
grounds the divorce would be asked
“All attempts to settle out of
court the estrangement between
Chaplin and his wife have failed,”
Beebe said. “The only thing left
for us is to file a suit for tjivorce.”
Numerous hot exchanges between
the comedian and his wife, who en
trenched herself and two sons in
the home of her grandparents after
the separation, in which charges
of cruelty and misconduct came
from both sides, furnished mater
ial for speculation as to what the
divorce complaint would contain.
Lloyd Wright, Chaplin’s attor
ney, said the comedian’s decision
on whether to file a cross com
plaint would depend wholly upon
the allegations set forth in the
wife’s suit.
Mrs. Chaplin reiterated her de
termination to obtain custody of
the two children —Charles Spencer
Jr., and Sidney Earle, both under
| two years.
Statements by Beebe at several
| stages of the negotiations between
himself and Wright said that his
client would demand that she be
provided with the means to con
tinue living in the “manner to
which he was accustomed.”
Klan Dragon Sues
For $6,279 Salary
SPOKANE. Wash. Dec. 16 (AP-
Testimony that he has been unable
to collect $6,279 he claims is due
him mostly as salary as grand
dragon and king kloagle of the Ku
Kiux Klan of this state, was given
in Superior court here today by O.
H. Carpenter in the trial of a suit
he has brought' to recover the
Carpenter testified he was ap
pointed grand dragon for the state
on Dec, inner 23, 1921, at a ?a!aiv
of ?50c a month.
Illinois Senator - Elect
Accused in Campaign
Slush Probe May
Be Barred
CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (AP)—Unde
cided, in view of today’s adverse
developments in the Senate, wheth
er to accept the appointment as
United States senator from Illinois
tendered him today by Governor
Len Small, Frank L. Smith arrived
in Chicago tonight to confer with
Smith was appointed to serve the
less than three months which re
main of file term of the late Sen
ator William B. McKinley. He
would have succeeded ot the seat
by election next March 4.
Lacking any but newspaper in
formation of the resolution offered
today to the senate by Senator
Ashurst, Democrat, Arizona, pro
viding that the senatorial oath be
not administered until the Senate
has considered the report of its
campaign funds committee, which
developed large primary expendi
tures by Smith, the appointee plan
ned first to inform himself of the
attitude of the Senate, and- of to
day's developments,
He was met here by Allan Moore,
Republican national committeeman
for Illinois, and Smith’s campaign
manager and closest counsellor.
Acceptance of the sfenatorship by
Smith had been regarded t as cer
tain until tonight.
Pinning their last hope on the pos
sibility that Senator-elect Frank
L. Smith, of Illinois, will not ac
cept appointment from Governor
Small to serve out the unexpired
term of the late Senator McKin
ley, Senate leaders settled down
tonight in a nervous attitude of
watchful waiting.
News of the appointment caused
a great flurry in Senate circles and
the hope was openly expressed by
leaders of all factions that Smith
would refuse the tender.
As soon as the appointment be
came known, Chairman Reed called
his special campaign expenditures
investigating committee in session
to pass on the report of the evi
dence bearing on the Smith case as
gathered by Lhe committee during
the summer.
Senate Gets Slush Report
The report later was represented
to the senate, but without conclu
sions or recommendations, which
Senator Reed explained would be
submitted later.
“The present document is deliv
ered to the Senate chiefly because a
number of senators have request
ed early information touching on
the Illinois situation,” he declar
As soon as the Senate met, Sen
ator Ashurst, Democrat, Arizona,
opened the attack oh Smith by of
fering a resolution to prevent his
taking the qualifying oatli and to
turn the whole case over to the
Reed committee for recommenda
The resolution went over for a
day on motion of Senator Curtis,
the Republican leader, after Sen
ator Watson, Republican. Indiana,
questioned the fairness of the reso
lution until Smith had acepted the
Senator Ashurst said he would
call up the resolution tomorrow as
he wished Smith to know the “feel
ing of the senate” before he ac
Both Sid ’s ]{< >< nfnil
Both Republican and Democratic
senators plainly were resentful
over the appointment, and some of
those favoring his seating in the
seventieth congress are ready to
vote against him in the present
short session for fear of letting the
tlood of debate over campaign ex
penditures and threatening a spec
ial session.
\ report was circulated that lie -
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Walton is Slated
As New Clerk Os
Supervisors Board
That R. B. Walton, well known
resident of Winslow, and present
Deputy Internal Revenue colleger
for Northern Arizona is slated for
the position of clerk of the hoard
of supervisors of Navajo county
when the new board of supervisors
organizes at Holbrook on January
3rd. next, was the announcement
made here last night by J. A.
Greaves, supervisor-elect from the
Winslow district and J. L. Willis.:
who will represent the upper coun
ty district on the new hoard.
The announcement followed a
conference held here by the two
Republican members of the board,
relative to organization and ap
pointments. j
At the same time it wa& agreed
tliaJ Willis would be a candidate
sos chairman of the board.
Will Retain West
Included in the statement the two
Republican members, in an exclu
sive interview with the Daily Mail
announced their intention of re
taining G. T. West, present incum
bent, as county engineer in charge
of county highway construction and
In making their announcement,
the two were frank in their state
ment that inasmuch as the board
would be composed of a Republi
can majority they felt that the mat
ter of organization and appoint
ments rested with them, although
they were not overlooking the fact
that in selecting appointees for the
various subordinate offices the best
interests of the county would be
considered well.
That Winslow, being the largest j
community and representing the j
greatest taxable valuation in the j
county, was entitled to some con
sideration, was the contention of
the two members, and the matter i
of selecting a clerk has been left as
far as the two Republican members
were concerned, with Mr. Greaves,
who had secured the consent of
Mr. Walton to accept the place pro
vided it was tendered him.
Agree on Willis
Regarding the chairmanship, it
was stated, that inasmuch as Wins
low has had it's member of the
board as chairman in the person of
C. G. Payne, Democratic member
on a democratically controlled
board, they thought it no more
than fair that with the place of
clerk lilled from Winslow that the
upper country should have repre- ;
(Continued on Page 2)
Going! Going! Gone!
500 Gallons Os It!
PHOENIX, Dec. 16 (AP)— Death
sentence was imposed bv Superior
Judge M. T. Phelps and execution
was carried out in short order by
Sheriff Johnnie Moore, when 'SOO
gallons of light wine, heavy beer
and medium weight whiskey had
been poured into the city sewer
here today.
A few gurgles per gallon was
i the only actual outcry of the con
! demned, though a crowd of inter
j ested spectators made many co.m
--| ments as a result of varying emo
j lions. An estimated value of $6.-
| 500 was placed upon the destroyed
| contraband which had been seized
[by authorities duiing ihe last few
Social Democrat Declares
Russia is Now Making
Munitions and Men
Are in Training
BERLIN, Dec. 16 (AP)—Charges
made in the Reichstag today that
a secret monarchist military cli
que is building up a huge illegal
reserve army in Germany with mu
nitions and airplanes hoarded in
Germany and Russia tonight fac
ed the bourgeoise coalition cabin
et of Chancellor Marx.
( Philip Scheidemann, head of the
Social Democrats, whose accusa
tions produced bedlam in the reich
stag, demanded that the present
cabinet be replaced by one in
which every member was a Repub
He presented a motion of non
confidence in the government, but
the fate of the cabinet remained in
the balance when the reichstag
adjourned until noon tomorrow
without taking a vote.
Four Shiploads of Arms
Denouncing soviet Russia for
givihg moral, if not financial sup
port to'German militarists, de
clared that as late as last Sep
tember and October, four ships
landed at Stettin from Leningrad
with munitions manufactured in
Russia, for a secret German army.
While the nationalists shouted:
“Traitor,” “blackguard,” “than
treason,” find Chancellor Marx,
communist members and others
denied the truth of the charges,
Scheidemann cited names, places
and figures which he said showed
that Defense Minister Gessler was
a “tool of the monarchist junkers.”
As Scheidemann made his accu
sations, the nationalists, pointing
to the diplomatic box in which
foreign representatives, including
American Ambassador Schurman,
were seated, cried: “Why reveal
these things to our enemies?” they
then left, the chamber.
Cites Allied Knowledge
The social Democrat leader re
plied that the allies knew all about
the “rotton militaristic conditions
in Germany,” and Germans might
as well correct the conditions
themselves as to have the allies
act for them.
Chancellor Marx denied that
government funds were being di
verted illegally for militaristic pur
poses, defending the reichswehr as
a dependable instrument for safe
guarding the state and asserted
that the hoarding of arms and il
legal militaristic organizations re
ferred to conditions of years ago
but which were non-existant now.
. Scheidemann charged that a sec
ret military chief of staff existed in
the ministry of war which, since
1923, collected 70,00,000 marks an
nually for the secret manufacture
of arms and the establishment of a
junkers’ airplane factory in Mos
cow which went out of business af
ter building several hundred planes
for German use.
Hundreds of former officers of
the imperial army, he charged,
were stationed throughout Ger
many, organizing so-called cadet
corps, regular army officers, dis
guised as “physical instructors,”
lie said, tr’ained the members of
other so-called athletic organiza
tions in the art of war.
Japanese Emperor
Battling For Life
TOKYO Dec. 17 (A.P.) (Friday
—Yoshihito, Japan's 123rd emperor
was barely alive today. Oxygen
and stimulants were used as final
means to keep life within his body.
His pulse and respiration were
.Since Saturday the monarch, en
feebled by long illness and more
recent bronchitis had fought pneu
monia. Six physicians could do
Albert B. Fall (left) former secretary of the interior and Edward L
Doheny, oil magnate, as they appeared outside court during their trial
i ,
Water Compact
Os Three States
Looms At Parley
The way was cleared today for a
possible tri-state compact for distri
bution of water and power from
proposed Colorado river develop
ment when delegates from Arizona
Nevada and Calfforniia, in con
ference here, agreed should con
gress refuse to ratify power pay
ment clauses, the states still would
hold to the remainder of such an
The conference then adjourned,
with the announced intention of
attempting to draw up such a com
pact at tomorrow’s session, when
the question of power payment will
again be the principal issue.
California has made a standing of
fer to pay Arizona and Nevada a
rate of $1 per annum horse power,
while an Arizona offer based on
the kilowatt hour was interpreted
by Los Angeles engineers to mean
$6 per horsepower.
The conference was in danger
ol breaking up late today when
the delegates decided that there
was no fundamental principal that
could he agreed on as a basis for
agreement. Such a fundamental
was summarized by Chairman
Charles P. Squires of Nevada, as:
“It seems agreed that Arizona
and Nevada are entitled to some
revenue for power derived irom
their natural resources and that
California has agreed that the re
ceipt of such revenue is just. The
only thing that remains to get to
gether upon is what such payment
for power should he.
There was no dissent from either
the Arizona or California delega
tions to this dictum, qnd. discussion
which had lapsed temporarily was
NEW YORK, Dec. 16 TAP) An
overturned telephone and an asth
matic canine are jointly blamed
for Brooklyn's burglar scare. A
telephene central plugged in on
the “flash.” heard the gutteral ex
halations of the pug. and promptly
called reserves and art ambulance
! ; WASHINGTON Dec. 16 JA.P.)
| —-The ’ Fall-Doheny oil", conspiracy
! acquittal today stirred Senator
1 Heflin, Democrat, Alabama, to a
| denunciatory speech of unusual
| bitterness, in which he told the
! Senate his opinion of the defend
ants the judge; and the jui-y.
It, was his belief, he said, that
j former Interior, Secretary Fall
I would not have gone to trial unless
| there had been an “arrangement”
beforehand for either an acquittal
'or a mistrial. He added that it
j also was his opinion that former
| Attorney General Daughtery, re
j cently tried on a conspiracy charge
in New York and now awaiting re
j trial after a jury disagreement,
j would not have gone into court
“unless he knew somebody on the
jury would hang there until dooms
day or acquit him or make a mis-
I trial.”
He likewise declared that neither
! case should have gone to trial be
| fore a judge appointed by the Hard
i ing administration, repeated his
j previous charge, that Daugherty’s
1 friend Jess Smith was murdered
I and did not commit suicide; and
; paid his respects in passing to the
I Republican party and the adminis
trations of President Harding and
! Coolidge.
Warren Wilkes Sarcastic
The only reply that game from
'any senator was a request by Chair
man Warren of the appropriations
i committee, that the Alabama post
pone the rest of his speech until
some other time so the Senate
1 could proceed with its regular
: business and a short statement by
Senator Walsh of Montana, prose
cutor of the oil committee, who
| said he could see no valid objec
i turn to the manner in which the
presiding justice had conducted
the oil conspiracy till'.l.
Senator Walsh's reply particu
larly to a reference by Heflin to
Justice Hoehling's suggestion that
the, jury take no documentary evi
i deuce into the jury room with
; them.
“I feel compelled to say that the j
I conduc t ;>f Justice Hoehling was j
1 characterized by dignity, discern-j
nient and impartiality,” Senator ■
Walsh su’d. “I think the senator I
from Alabama would not have ent- j
icized the court's charge to the
jury had he read it more careful- ,
‘ The practice in various courts J
with regard to juries taking cx- j
'Mbits into jury rooms differs. Jus-
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Six Months 3.25
One Month 60
Government Has no Right
of Appeal From Verdict;
Senate Stirred By
The government lost today in the
first criminal proceeding growing
out of the Senate committee’s in
vestigation into oil leasing policies
of the Harding administration.
A jury in the Ristrcl of Colum
bia Supreme Court, after nine*
teen hours’ deliberation, found
Albert it. Fall, former secretary
of the interior, and Ed ward 1..
Doheny, lessee of the Elk Hills,
Calif., naval reserve, not guilty
of conspiracy to defraud the
government in the 19*2*2 leasing
The verdict pivoted, in tiro jur
ors’ deliberations, upon Dohony'w
SIOO,OOO loan on Nov. 30, 1921, to
Fall, described in defense testi
mony as a friendly transaction be
tween old partners. • •
Under the law, the government
can take no appeal.
Dramatic Scene In Court.
The ten minute climax of the
sensational four weeks’ trial pre
sented, in the jury’s return from
it’s third floor conference room, a
scene of electrifying dramatics.
The jurors filed into their box
before a tense, eager and breath
less throng at 10:08 o’clock tlws
morning. Seven minutes later the
room was deserted, having shifted
it’s character in the intriin from a
federal court at the finale of one
of the most celebrated criminal
cases in a nation's history, to a
maelstrom of humanity reacting as
if to a touchdown.
Thirty-seconds after the jurors
had nodded affirmation of the re
port delivered by their foreman,
Justice Adolph A. Hoehling ' ended
the case with the soft-spoken and
direct statement:
“Very well, gentlemen; you arc
now discharged.”
The acquittal produced senator
ial reverberations almost before
the jurors reached their homes.
Senator Walsh, Democrat,
tana. a principal in the sensational
oil committee’s revelations three
years ago, asid in a' statement.-,./
“Proof in a criminal case must
show guilt of tlie defendant. be
yond a reasonable doubt; and in
view of that rule, i apprchejid that
(he wide-spread conviction that
the transaction was a reprehensi
ble one will not be disipated.”
Heflin Denounces Verdict.
Senator Heflin, Democrat, Afar
bama, denounced the trial in* Un
measured terms on the Senate
floor. a « 4
“An insult to justice,” he shout
ed fervidly at one point in ay ad
dress delivered two hours after
the verdict. . , ,
“With Fall and Doheny going
free and Frank 1,. Smith corrtihg to
Washington, God help the na
Senator Norris, Republican, Ne
braska, chairman of the judiciary
committee, made the satiric al com
ment :
“You can’t convict a hundred
million dollars.”
Owen J. Roberts, special govern
ment oil prosecutor, dismissed the
verdict with these words:
Pit. lias been submitted tq twelve
men fairly submitted. Os course
we will go along with the other
Sinclair Case Next
Four indictments growing out of
the Senate investigation, two ag
ainst Fall and Doheny for consplr
tContinued on Page 5)
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da \ and Sal unlay, fair, not much
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Uy Courtesy 11. J. FOL’TS,
S-nita Ft* Weal her Observer
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