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EDITION STOCK MARKET NEWS PAGE FIVE J VOLUME 35 ' \ JAPANESEEMPERORDIESAFTER LONG ILLNESS; HIHOHITO. 1 SON. BECOMES 124TH MIKADO Three Day Ceremony Will Mark Ascension of Heir And Nation Mourns For Whole Year GEMS TURNED OVER TOKYO, Dec. 25 (Saturday)— (AP)—Yoshito, Japan’s invalid emperor, died in the early hours of this Christmas morning. Hirohito his eldest son, who since Novem ber. 192 J, had ruled the empire as regent, immediately became Japans 124th emperor. The ceremony of the ascension of Hirohito to imperial office took place in the main hall of the villa SM Hayama in which liis father had *just succumed to pneumonia .after critical illness of more than two weeks. Hirohito went almost directly front the death bed of his father to the cer rtionial which pro claimed him monarch. Japanese custom so decreed. Y'oshihito yielded his reign while surrounded by all members of hi? family except his second son, Prince Chichibu, who is hastening home from England. Empress Devoted Nurse The efforts of hjs majesty’s many physicians who attended him day ami night l and the unceasing devoted attendance of Empress Sa- j dako, many times warded off death in the emperor’s last days. The devotioh of his attendants and the prayer of the nation were given credit by the Japanese for the pro longation of the life of the sover eign who since birth had suffered physical afflictions which ultimat ly affected his mentality.. The ceremony by which Hirohito became invested with imperial of fice was simple. It consisted of the turning over to his keeping of sacred treasuries, symbolical of his soveriguity. These were a sword, a mirror and beads, which always accompany an emperor of Japan. These treasures, really replicas of originals which are safely de posited in shrines, are venerated as having descended from the gods. With the treasures was also hand ed to the new emperor the privy seal of his empire. The ceremony took place in the presence of cabi net ministers, other high govern ment officials, field marshals of the army and admirals of the fleet. Three Day Ceremony Simultaneously, the ritualist in the imperial palace at Toyko re ports the accession in the Hall of the Gods, also to the ancestral spirits in the Hall of Ancestors. These ceremonies will be repeat ed three days. Crown Princess Nagako was de clared empress, and the Empress Sadako. widow of the deceased em peror became the dowager-empress. The actual coronation of Hiro hito, who has ascended the throne, is not expected to take place be fore November 1928, as periods of mourning must intervene. (Continued on Page 2) THE WEATHER] s. ' New Mexico and Arizona: Satur day and Sunday fair, warmer Satur day. WINSLOW Courtesy of H. J. Pouts Santa Fe Weather Observer High Temperature 31 Low Temperature 6 No precipitation S ? *»QCIATEP.wBunsei > WIRE'S SIX PAGES *f**s* t i**f* a i*"£**l**i > *S**2**i**s ,a i**f a *f* * U. S. Condolences * l On Mikado Death * £ Sent By Coolidge * 4* 4* 4- WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (AP) 4* * PRESIDENT Coolidge and * 4* -*■ Secretary Kellogg sent 4* •> messages of sympathy to 4* 4* Japan today on receiving word 4* 4* of the death of the emperor. 4* 4* The president, in one m«s- 4* 4* sage addressed to “His Ma- 4* 4* jesty, Hirohito, emperor of 4* 4* Japan,” said: 4* 4* “I desire to extend to your 4* 4* majesty on behalf not only of 4* 4* myself but of the government 4* 4* and the people of the United 4* 4* States an expression of pro- 4* 4* found sympathy in the deep 4* 4 • personal bereavement sustain- 4* 4* ed by your majesty and by the 4* 4* people of Japan in the death 4* 4* of His Majesty, your imperial 4* 4* father.” 4* 4* The president also sent a4* 4* message to the Empress Sa- 4> 4* dako which said: “Mrs. Cool- 4" 4* idge joiris with me in heartfelt 4* 4* condolences in the great as- 4* 4* diction which has befallen you 4* 4* by the death of His Majesty, 4* 4* your august husband. We ex- 4* 4* tend to you our profound sym- 4* 4* pathy.” 4* CAROL BELIEVED ON WAY TO TAKE SEAT ON THRONE PARIS, Dec. 24 (AP) Carol, former crown prince of Roumania, has been absent from his home in Neuilly, a .suburb of . Paris, for more than thirty hours. Although a lone servant at his villa said this evening: “My master may re turn tonight” diplomatic circles aver that the prince is on the way to Bucharest to resume the prero gatives of the Hohenzollern dynas ty, which he renounced some months ago. Neighbors of “Mr. Caraiman” —as he is known in Neuilly, believe that he lias just advanced his Christmas celebra tion. Reports current in Neuilly are that Carol’s private secretary hoarded the Simpson Express go ing in the driection of Bucharest Thursday night. Others say that Carol left in an automobile Thurs day afternoon in time to catch the Simplon Express leaving Paris at eight thirty p. m. Thursday. It is also reported that. Carol boarded the express at the first stop alter leaving Paris, as he‘did not want to enter the train at the Paris ter minal. Yet. there are friend of Carol who say he was seen in Montmar tre resort < early this morning, dancing to syncopated music, but that Mme. Magda Lupescu, who tune wit.li him to France from Roumania and who has been his constant companion, was not with him. These friends are certain that the prime ha.s separated from Mme. Lupescu and that she is now living about a mile from his villa. They describe the* demean or of Caro! for the past three months as that of a man who has seen a great light, and that he appeals desirous of having the public at large and especially the WINSLOW, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA,SATURDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1926 M’Dermott Guilty In Editor Case Canton Underworld Aide Calm as Jury Returns Verdict of First Degree Murder CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 24 (AP) Patrick Eugene McDermott was found guilty early tonight of first degree murder feu- the death of Don it. Mellett, Canton publisher. The jury of ten men and two wo men returned it's verdict with a recommendation of mercy after de liberating but one hour. The case was delivered into the hands of the jury just at dusk of Christmas eve fell over the city where the crusader-editor a few months ago launched his attack on the underworld and it’s alleged po lice protection. From the time Mellet was shot down at his garage door in a fussilade of shots dis charged from ambush early on the morning of July 16, there has been one predicament theory—that he was slain by the underworld. McDermott, the state charged, was the underworld’s hireling pick ed to “do the job”. Gunman Remains Calm When the verdict was read in the court of Judge E. W. Diehl at 5:55 p. m. today, McDermott appeared calm and composed, although the sealed envelope might have dispat ched him to the electric chair. Defense counsel did not reveal it's plan for appeal of the case, but frequently throughout the trial at torney E. L. Mills has testimony read into the record of the jury’s hearing for the purpose of appeal ing on error if an unsatisfactory verdict were returned. He did not comment on the verdict tonight. Sentence was deferred by Judge Diehl “until after Christmas”. All day long Mrs. Florence H. Mellett, widow of the publisher, and her four children, the oldest of whom is 11, sat in the courtroom. When Mills spoke of Christmas and then painted a picture of the death chamber in the Ohio peniten tiary, Mrs. Mellett wept. Little Mary Jane, 4. was asleep in her lap at the time. Suddenly the child stirred, looked up at her mother, touched a baby hand to her mother’s face and the woman smiled hack bravely. “Don Mellett would have given his family a happy Christmas,” prosecutor McClintock said, and then pointed his finger into McDer mott's flushed face and added “hut you murdered him.” The court charged the jury that it could return any one of the five verdicts—not guilty; guilty of first degree murder; guilty of manslau ghter. He said the existence of a conspiracy had been considered only inasmuch as it bears on Mc- Dermott’s guilt, but that if the jury finds that he was an aider and ab bettor, he is as guilty before the law as if he were present and took part in the murder. o 1— Standard Reports Foot of-Snowfall HOLBROOK, Dec. 24.—John Za lalia telephoned L. c. Henning that there was a foot of snow in Stan dard and Pinedale. He also stat ed that lie expected to start the Standard Lumber mill up next Mon day. This will he the first opera tion of the mill since it was burn ed down last summer. people of Roumania forget the pa-t. King Terdinand, although he agreed to the renunciation of Carrol at the time, now is anxious that he come back to Roumania Hard Old Manhattan —Even Wali Street— Sings Carols and Provides for Needy NEW YORK Dec. 24 A.P.)—Wall j street, connected in the popular | mind more with the clink of gold and the chatter of stock tickers, than with more human sounds, re sounded today with the chanting of Christmas carols. Following the example of the rest of the city, denizens of the “canyon of cash” turned from j routine business habits to pay res pects to the season. A Christmas j tree, decorated with electric lights j and topped with a blazing star, and j laden with gifts for poor children, | occupied the street in front of the j stock exchange. The stock exchange, which erect- j Pontiff Leads Rome In Christmas Prayer ROME, Dec. 24 (AP)—As the brazen tongued bells heralded the beginning of the midnight Christ mas mass over the seven hills of the Eternal City, Pope Pius in the Vatican and the people of Rome in j their twenty score churches kneel- j ed in joyful celebration of the birth! of Christ. Every house of worship, from the] tiniest churches illuminated with a! few dozen candles, to austere basil-! icas whose vast naves echoed with : the voices of boys raised in litur gical exaltation, were endowed with j worshippers, while beyond the Ti ber, in his private chapel surround- j ed by his household and a few I friends, the Pontiff prayed in uni- j son with them. w I GEORGE LOOMS DIES DENVER, Colo., Dec. 24 (API—: George Looms, considered one of! the most promising young Ameri can novelists, died here early this | afternoon. Death was caused by ied the tree, closed its business schedule at noon. Then amid the chimes of Trinity church, which ushered in the holiday season, it’s members joined with the crowds about the tree to distribute the gifts to the poor of the neighbor hood and take part in the singing of carols. The curb exchange also joined in S the holiday spirit with a Christ mas tree for poor children and add led it’s voices to the chorus of those [observing the season. At other | points of the city, Times Square, Madison Square and the various hospitals, trees were erected, gifts | distributed and carols chanted. Bisbee Cattleman Freed In Slaying BISBEE Dec. 24th A.P.)— Robert | Mallory was acquitted of murder- j ing Lon Guy. cattle buyer, in a ] local suburb December 21, in a Bis- | bee justice court this afternoon, i j Mallory took .the stand after his! counsel’s’motion to dismiss the! I case was objected to by the prose-1 | outing attorney and told of the j j fight which preceded the shooting, j 1 | exhibiting bead and face wounds | ! to bear out his story of being beat j en severely with a pair of pliers ! jby the slain man. The defense I | counsel again moved for dismissal j on the grounds of self defense, I which the justice of peace granted I j and Mallory was granted his lib-; ! erty. The prosecuting attorney ! ! did- not intimate whether he would I j file another first degree or a man- ] j slaughter charge in another justice | court. I a sudden complication following I an operation for appendicitis. He was 40 years old. Cooiidges Lead Nation in Singing Os Radio Carols WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 (AP) The nation lifted its voice as a “choir invisible” tonight with Pres ident and Mrs. Coolidge listening and singing at the White House to usher in the 1926 Christmas to the solemnly inspiring strains of old time carols. With millions of voices raised in song in every quarter of the coun try, it was the first nation-wide Yuletide celebration under radio guidance. The choir of Central Congregational church at Brooklyn of which Dr. S. Parkes Cadman is pastor, broadcasting between 10:30 o’clock and midnight, over an extensive radio chain, provid ed the leadership that attracted the singers from coast to coast, j Rainy Day in Si ore Beginning of the celebration in i Washington, which, like most of the J country, could look forward only to a rainy rather than a snowy j Christmas, was left to President Coolidge—the lighting of the com- j munity- Yule tree planted near the i treasury. Marine band music and i an address by Senator Capper of j Kansas, were other features of the j program, after whic h Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge had invited the public to attend carroling within the White ! house grounds, led bv a choir of the First Congregational Church. Not all of the evening could be given by the Coolidge’s and their son, John, to singing, for three Christmas trees awaited decora- j tion- at their hands. Arranged in the Blue Room they j will be heaped about in the morn (Continued on Page z) (5c PER COPY) HUNT CULLS SPECIAL SESSION OF LEGISLATURE TO SANCTION FIGHT ON BOULDER DAIA BILL GEORGIA WRECK TOLL SET AT 20; ENGINEER DIES ROCKMART , Ga., Dec. 24 (AP; —Robert M. Pearce, engineer, died in a hospital late today about the same time Southern railway of ficials announced that his failure to take a siding had wrecked two crack train,s last night, and cost 19 lives, besides his own. More than 30 persons were injured, but it was believed that most of them would recover. A body, mangled beyond recognition, was found in the wreckage tonight. Pearce, a road foreman or travel ing engineer, had relieved S, J. Keith, regular engineer at a point just twelve miles from where his train. No. 2, the Ponce de Leon, crashed into No. 101, the Royal Palm. The Ponce de Leon was loaded with people coming home from Florida for Christmas and the Royal Palm was bound from Chicago to Florida. Siding Order Neglected. A statement issued at the chief dispatcher’s office in Atlanta said that the wreck “was apparently caused by the engineer (of No. 2), overlooking the order to take the siding at the south end of the passing track at Rockmart for No. 1010. It wwas also stated that Pearce and his fireman. H. R. Moss, who also was killed, thor oughly understood the orders. Pearce was unconscious for half an hour before his death it was said at the hospital in Rome’, where h edied. Whether he ex plained why his train did not go on the siding could not be learned here. He was badly injured and in great pain when taken to the hospital where it was planned to amputate his left arm and left leg. All of the dead had been identi fied tonight except two. One wo man and the bodies of most of the victims were taken to Atlanta in plain pine coffins, to await arriv al of relatives. Traffic over the road was resumed this morning, trains using the sidetrack until the main line could be cleared. Two interstate commerce com mission inspectors were ordered here to inquire into the wreck and 11. W. Miller, vice president of the Southern in charge of operations, issued a statement saying that the wreck was due to a human failure of an employe whose previous rec ord was “clear” and that it was clear tiiat the train orders were disregarded. Trapped In Diner. The Royal Palm was standing on the main track waiting for the Ponce de Leon to enter the siding when suddenly the lattqr crashed into it. Rescue work was imped ed by the confusion that followed and by a driving rain. It was sev eral hours before all the dead had been removed from the tangled de bris of the Ponce de Leon dining car and day coach, where most ol i.he victims were trapped. The day coach, for white passengers, the second car from the engine, was telescoped into the dining car im mediately behind. Screams of women pinned be neath the wreckage were mingled with the hoarse shouts 'of men and the prayers of a negro waiter who finally was released uninjured. He refused aid until the passengers were cared for and then when blow torches cut away the iron that held him he crawled out said CITY EDITION Subscription Rates: One Year ... $6.00 Six Months 3.2 G One Month 60 NUMBER 14 / \ ftp* Hopelessness of Parleys at Los Angeles Pointed; Would Send Committee To Washington WILL MEET JAN. 3 PHOENIX, Dec. 24 (AP) —Gover- nor W. P. Hunt today tendered Arizona a Christmas present, the exact value of which will not he I known for weeks. It was an ef fort to forestall action on Calif ornia’s Swing-Joknson Boulder Canyon dam hill through the call ing of a special session of the Ari zona legislature to vote funds to send a committee to Washington. The legislature will meet Janu ary 3, a week before the covening of the eighth state legislature in regular session. Weans New Battle Coming on the heels of apparent unsuccessful attempts on the part, . of the California, Nevada and Ari zona river commissions to effect , an agreement for the development of the Colorado river. The. move was interpreted to mean that this state’s administration does not hope for an equitable settlement of the bitter controversy between it. and California, a controversy which has waxed and waned since the draw ing up of the Santa Fe, New Mexi co compact iu 1922. The proclamation calling the special sesion pointed out that no appropriation had been made or funds made available to defray the expenses of committees represent ing the state, or to employ attorney or engineers to protect Arizona’s interests in the “great natural re source which lies within our do main.” “The general situation as it af fects Arizona has been endangered and aggravated by the approval granted to certain measure known as the Swing-Johnson Boulder Can yon act by the senate committee on irrigation and reclamation,” Points Arizona Hazards Under the terms and conditions set out, in the* Swing-Johnson bill, this state “would be injured and it’s rights jeopardized and it’s, sov erignty invaded” the statement continued. A committee to he sent to Wash ington to appear before the com mittee on irrigation and reclama tion, an Arizona river committee, that body reporting it’s findings on it’s return and saying further that President Coolidge was inclin ed to appreciate Arizona’s view point. With the Swing-Johnson bill reported favorably by the House committee and the inter state river conference in Los An geles apparently at a deadlock at. adjournment, the administration seeks to take a definite step look ing toward defeat of the bill if money can be voted to defray the expenses of the delegates. Bank Bandit Gets $1,500 At Tel!, Tex. CIIILDIIESS. Tex.. Dec. 24 (AID -A bandit held up Clarance Wy lie, the cashier of the First Na tional Bank of Tell, 15 miles south west of Childress and robbed him of $1,500 this afternoon. No one hut Wylie was in the bank at the time. After forcing Wylie to turn over all the cash and currency m sight the robber locked the cash ier in the vault and escaped. “The Lord has smiled on me,” and laughed. It was the only note ex cept that of grief and pain that was heard.