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THE NEWS SCIMITAR.
TUKSDAY, DECEMBER ii, 1(20. NEWPORT HAS - $1 25,000 THEATER BUILDING BLAZE (8peoial to The News Scimitar.) . NEWPORT. Ark.. Dec. 2. Fire early this morning destroyed the Newport opera house building caus ing; a loss of more than $125,000. The 8trand theater, W. A.. Palmer tailoring establishment, Z. B. Reid Music company and the store of Mrs. H. C. Banders were destroyed in, the fire. . ..'.... Starting at an early hour; it had soon spread beyond tjie control of volunteer firemen and very little was saved. Because of the headway gained, many rumors are afloat in the town that the fire might have been of incendiary -origin. The upper floors of the building were used by the Masons and other fraternities as a meeting hall. - -. BEULAH, MISS., IS' SWEPT BY FIRE; LOSS $15,000 ROSED ALE, Miss, Dec. 21. Fire of nknown origin early today de stroyed several small homes in Beau- lah, Miss., six miles north of this place. The loss is estimated at about $15,000 with practically no insurance. The flames started just north of Cassldy's store and swept a clear path to the edge of the" town. IT T I IN AND WOMAN BELOTE MURDER Indictments charging first degree murder Tuesday were returned igalnst Sim IS. Harvllle and K Wray Payne, alias Ray Payne, men ar rested last week in connection with the fatal shooting of B. L. Belote, laged railway crossing watchman, who was found murdered in an alley hear Market avenue and Second fctreet. Bertio Ticer, the woman in the lease and about who police say the thootlng occurred, was indicted as in acctssory before the fact. ThA m p n nntlcl aav fnflH n pnn. jssio: which alleged that they shot Tielotf nn lparnlne that "the old mnn had money." VETERANS TAKE LAND. OTTAWA, Dec. 21. -Canada's war Veterans in the western provinces lave taken up' 3,100,000 acres of land ind 8,192 former soldiers now are armors, the soldier settlement board innounced. "Approximately 2,000,000 irres of free sand were granted to war veterans. , RACE RESULTS At Jefferson Park. FIRST RACEi-Claiming, purse $600, maidens, 3-year-olds and up, six furlonqs: CARLINE 8. 107 (Babin), 8 to 5, 3 to , 1 to ,.fc 1 HOP OVER 110 (McOermott), 0 to 1, 4 to 1, 8 ti 5 2 HORKB 111 (Smith), 12 to 1, 6 to - 1, 0 to 2 3 Time: 1:19 2-5. Old Rose, Spartan Boy, Waneda. Bess Wax, Pansy Blossom. Riddle. iRoyc'on, Adrianne R. also ran. SECOND RACE Purse ieOO, 2-year- olds, six f ui longs: -blLViH SPRINUS 108 (Ponce), 10 to l, 4'to 1, Z to 1 1 KPA r.(1IIF!T 107 mm;U. fi - 8, 7 to 10, 1 to 3 ...2 f-oUISE WYNNE 99 (Long), 5 to 1, i to 1, even 3 Time: 1:182-5. Countess, Dannells, Omer K.. Pod- pary Polly, Tom Roach, Crinson Rambler, Reluctsnt, Mary Fonso, Tutt, also ran. THIRD RAC5 Purse $700, 3-year- olds and up, six furlongs: RA0AZZA 103 (Ponoe), 7 to 1, 8 to z, i to s 1 MURRAY 115 (Huspel), 10 to 1, 4 to 1, 8 to 5 2 ANTICIPATE 1i (Coltlllsti), 6 to 8, 1 to Z, 1 to 4 , , .3 .Time: 1:17. Sammy Kelly, Cracow, York Rod. premo, Thursday . Nighter, Resist, Bond, Miss Nell, Double Van, Iron 3oy also ran. OURTH RAPE Purse $700, 3-year-olds and uo. mile and 70 yards: ji nicr iuf inoaiguez), t to l, p to T51, 6 to 2 1 h'lTLE 107 (Huepel), 5 to 1, 2 to 1, even 2 -AD'S LOVE 114 (MoTaggart), 4 to l, B to a, 4 to S , 3 Tims: 1:473-5. The Archer, Drummon, St. Ger- h-,a:r, Trooper,. Raider, Comma Ci, Dancing Spray also ran, , Entries. I EPPERSON PARK, Dec. 21. Entries for Wednesday, Dec. 22: First Race $600, claiming, j. year-olds, maidens; five furlongs: Diocletian 115, Cortes 115, Home luard 115, Secretary 116, Seaboard 15, Joe Whipple 115, Tony Sutton 15, Oalithump 112, Rose of Piccardy 12, Tommie C. 110, xRape o' Th' ,ock 110, xMa(?ic Castle 110, xRe enl 107, xUallygihen 107, xObstinata 07. Also eligible: American Maid 12, xNiobe 107. Second Race $600, claiming, 3- kear-Olils and up;, six furlongs: Mar- nite 111, Cobult Lass 111, Molly O. 09, Little Maudie 109, Kohinoor 109, Vnnie Edgar 109, xMiss Kruter 107, vAnna Gallup 106, xOaklawn Belle 106, Big Idea 106, Plain Heather 108, riper Rose lOCxRetreat 104, xWln leionne 101. Also eligible: Betsy i09, (Catania 106, xTrouble Miss 104. Third Race $700, allowance, I- kear-olds; five and a halt furlongs: I'rust Official 115, Rancancas 115, Alberta S. 109, Bit of Green 109, 1'rantulu 106, Episode 106, Thorn- hedge 106, Lady Stella lu4, Corilla 103, Voormlr 103, Thimble 103, Mav imrneen 103. Fourth Race $700, claiming, all igeB; five furlongs: Youneed 111, Hobby Allen 108, The Nephew 108, Scurry 108, Talisman 107, xApple lack IT. 106, xHidden Jewels 106, I'hantom Fair 106, xWho Cares 103, xRolo 89. Fifth Race Purse $1,000, Sabine .andlcap, 3-year-olds and .u-- mile tnd a sixteenth: Fizer 112, Veto 112, TasUr Bill 106, Honolulu Boy 102, 1'hevWit 100. V Sixth Race $700. claiming, 3- , ear-olds arid up; one mile and a sixteenth: Merchant 114, Hindoostnn 114, xClaque 109, xPhalaris 109, Waukeag 109, Challenger 108, xNelle Yorke 106. xHarvest King 107. Seventh Race $700, claiming, J- near-olds and up; one mile and a Sixteenth: Nominee 113, BJearlene 113, Ooldcrest Boy 111. N. K. Real 111, xNebruska 108, Indolence 108, xCaptaln Burns 108, xCapital City 108, aCorson 105, Verity 105, xMal vollo 103. Neenuh 102, xShe Devil 102, l.egaulos 102, xMedusa 100. , xAuprentlce allowance claimed. Weather cloudy; track alow. Clara Hamon Attributes Fall To "Masterful Man " (By International News Service.) (Clara Smith Hamon was found in Chihuahua Cly, Mexico, by Sam Blair, staff correspondent of the Chicago Herald-Examiner. To him she told the story of her life with Hamon, the fatal shootings and her flight. A continuation of the article follows:) BY 8AM BLAIR, , (Correspondent Herald-Examiner and Universal Service.) (Copyright, 1820, by Universal Serv ice.) (Copyright, 1920, by Chicago Herald Exanolner ) EL PASO,' Texas, Dec. 21. Not all of the story Clara Smith Hamon told me Saturday night in the public park in Chihuahua, Mexico, had to do with the commingling of violence and bestiality (that) climaxed the night of Nov. 21, in an Ardmore hotel in the fatal shooting of Jake L. Hamon, financial and political dictator of Oklahoma and Northern Texas. There was a trace of wistful re gret in the story, an occasional touch of pride in the looking back upon the past, now and then a bit of reminiscence that was gently happy. 'Do you remember 'Sentimental Tommy" and 'Tommy's' brutal fath er, the , 'masterful man?'" she asked me. "Well, he (Hamon) was Just like that a masterful man." She went on: . "He dominated me from the first time I ever looked into his eyes and noted the strange glint in them. Working Behind Counter. "1 was 17 worked behind the counter in a little Lawton, Okla., store. "Ho got to coming in quite con stantly; would not allow anyone to wait on him but me. "Sometimes I think that girls are provided with a. wonderful instinct planted in their beings by God. This' Instinct ought . to guide tncm. it ought to- have continued to guide me as it did at first. "For I hated him in those first meetings hated him Just as I got to hating him In tkose times long afterward When he would beat me. "I did not like his eyes the way he would atare and leer at me. "But he was a. 'masterful man.' "There was a boy sort of a child beau you know. He used to be known aa 'my follow.' "He was such a nice boy. He had aft automobile. And you know ten years ago there were not many au tomobiles In little Oklahoma towns. He was considered something of a catch. The other girls thought I was lucky. "I would have been perhaps, if he and I if Mr. Hamon had not well, Mr. Hamon asked me one day if I would go, riding with him occasion ally if he bought, himself an auto mobile. Laughs at Proposal. "I knew then realized fully what sort of a man he was. My instinct was guilding me truly. I laughed at him. "No girl should ever laugh at a masterful man. It makes him grim and determined, and, in the end, gets him what he wants. "I laughed at him. I was only 17. I said: 'I would not go riding with you if you had a string of automo biles.' - "What a strange thing that I should have said that and meant It. i'So many hours, days, weary long times, have I eat In Jake Hamon's automobiles and rattled with him over Oklahoma roads from one oil field to another. "Again he came Into the store about Christmas time, and I showed him a'set of furs that had Just ar- rlvcri T niifro-pRterl thfit mnvho hp vould like to buy them for his wife. ! "'I will buy you all the furs you can wear,' he answered, 'If you will come to. me some time In my of ficer' ' "My face burned at the insult. The woman turned more toward me, ar.d away from the 19-year-old brother who sat on her other side. Her voice went low and the woidsj were halting. "And then one day I did go to his office. I did not like him. I de spised him. But he was Just a mas terful man, and I had lajhed at hlm" . SECRETARY COLBY ARRIVES IN BRAZIL RIO DK JANEIRO, D. 21 Balnbridge Colby, the American sec retary of state, arrived here this morning on board the battleship Florida from the United" States. Mr. Colby, who is accompanied by Gen. Cronkhite and Admiral Bassett, representing the United States army and navy, respectively, came to Bra zil to return the visit Of President Pessoa to the United States. The Florida sailed from Newport, News, Va., Dec. 4. " v Woman Quits Postal Job To Edit Paper' BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Dec. 21. Mrs. J. O. Wheeler, local postmaster, announced today she had tendered rier resignation to Postmaster-General Burleson, effective Jan. 15. She Is nerving her second term under appointment by President Wilson. Mrs. Wheeler said she will re sume her work as editor and prin cipal owner of the Brownsville Herald. 100 AUTOS BURN. ABILBNE, Tex Dc;. 21. -Nearly 100 automobiles and a large line .of accessories were .destrovid by fire here early this morain t when the garage of Ben l!il:ne? burne , to the ground. lxfrctlvo w rln in bflloved to havi been the cause. The loss U estimated at $.125,000 to $150,000. PROMISES SftOW. TOPEKA, Kan., Dec. 21. A white Christmas for Kansas seems assur ed, S. D. Flora, federal' meteorologist, said here today. Snow now covers the western tart of the state and the storm will reach the eastern portion tonight Flora aid. , SAT CHARGES CHANGED. -ST. UOVIZ. Dec 21. Charges that the police epartment In some In stance deli eratcly changed charges against def ndants to thwurt con viction we e made last night before an fthlermanic cotnmitteo investigat ing the crime wave here. CAR COMPANY NAMED DEFENDANT TWICE The Memphis Street Railway com pany was made defendants In two damage suits filed In circuit court Monday in which $15,000 is sought for perj.mal injuries to Svlv'.a Crair. Tho petitions filed by Joseph M. Freed-man,-attorney, charge that on May K9ilailliiilil::K it 27, 1920. Sylvia Craig was riding on a South Wellington street car when the car struck an automobile, the impact throwing the plaintiff against the seats of the car and injuring her. The second suit for $5,000 was filed by Charlie Craig, husband of 81y via, alleging loss of his wife's aerv. Ices by reason of her injuries. OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL CHRISTMAS Hear The Ampico Reproducing Piano Beat It 0 ym rl to Belgium, for clothes clea n i n ar that can't be b e a t. liut so much exertion really isn't necessarv Simply Phone Main 38 iELGIUM 'CLEANING COl?r Fourth and Poplar all i Parcel Post Packages Delivered Free 'jSMIIIEIIIIIIMMIIIIIM tnlvmrmm liippgirgj i u u B The biggest, -cleanest stock in town. Every good style that's made for men, women and chil dren is here, and in complete sizes. The entire stock is conven iently arranged to make your selection easy. We in vite comparison of. quality and price. . m Christmas Slippers Main Floor. E EE SHOE CO. 59 SdUTH MAIN ST. A. B. JENNINGS c M. W. SEARIGHT "Jennings The House of Quality" WONDERFUL Lamps and Shades 1 PrW Special For Your Jl I liykit Christmas Shopping "All Are Marked in Plain Figures" Less 25 This Week We have the most comprehensive assortment of fine and medium priced lamps you will see this season, from the smallest boudoir to the largest piano lamp, in all the later day designs and finishes, mahogany, gold leaf, gold bronze, gold powder, Spanish silver and gold, also antiques polychromed SHADES in colors for every room treatment you can suggest, handsomely marie of exquisite materials. , LESS 25 ' THIS WEEK Every Member Get a Member in December Q V. t BIMMON8 c T. P. rpRRICK 99-103 NORTH SECOND ST. M. 2613 Forty-Eight Years in Memphis Buy Jewelry Direct from Bailer's ' Select Your Gifts Now JV SmaU DepuU mi Your GUU Will Be UI4 AtUt Until ChrUlmu X Our DitmvuU and 8 5 ft" Si Prtcf Will Interest You SPECIAL VALUES DIAMOND HNO SP.I'oil" 14.".k. ln?Lwitn lu ""t krtllant while w w . DIAMOND AR iidiHl' F ll0 .W"!L f,n Mllfant full et iiJSSS? $M-00' DIAMOND EAR SCREWS 14-k Kar Screws with fine brilllsnt full ent white diamond at special prtcrs. for $16.00, $30.00. $23.00. IM.00, $50.00, $75.00 and $100.00 up to $500.00. DIAMOND LAVALLIERCS Platinum or 14-k solid old, with one diamond er a clutr of fine white diamonds, priced from $10.00 to $500.00. : I Solid (luld Bit- net Ring; sood wl(ht; spa- VI. $5.00 Others (S.0-$35 Uold CeUar nlely Lady's 1$ - iTJ1Tlfr'(Tlt'Miii1!JWJra movemnm in jv- vesr ruaranta ens-raved rM ease, with de- for $1,00 Bolid Itolil, 2.M $17.50 peelal value. Oenuln In, Tosca Pearl Nerklaee, with solid (old cl..p. special jrj QQ vahie Others $10, ii if V" $15 and $24. Iily solid gold rin .. with genuine pink and white camen. special, $5,00 o.d Knife Chain, very value $5.00 and good i i t, r'V-JJ terling Silver Belt Buckles, oemplete with belt . . . , $3.50 Solid Gold Brooch, with genuine Pink Came and genuine pearls: vert ha,,d' $20.00 some fwwe Others $2.50. Solid (eld front, pierced monograms, $7.50 to $10.00. Solid gold. plTiM-r! monograms,. $15 90 to $.0O. Belt Buckles made In our own factory. Others $3.50 te $15-00 I II Onulne HYenoh Ivory Man). cur set, t pieces. In nice case: very n 7c special 40.(3 Other Seta up to $50.00. $5,00 r 1. ' 7mm U-k Solid Oold. white or red gold, Watch Brace lets, 17 -jewel movements. Special Others $10.00 to $250.00. $50,00 41 vTOTX jKi. 4 :wvirr-7Ai L9tvSir'vji 1 kprnttfn tmw'fy si P fi te Mirror Hpeclsl value Others in Bio up linen ease . $10,00 t $90. Solid Gold Cuff Hut tone, engraved or en gine turned. ftp"- x $10.00 Other. $2.50 te $60.00. H-k White Gold-top Kings, with genuine full cut brilliant blue white ppr.":.... $50.00 Others $25.00 to $500.00. Solid geld-tront brooch with genuine pink cameo, hand somely engraved, spe cial for .... $10,00 Others $5.00 te $40.00. 1 BAILER JEWELRY MFG. CO. P g FACTORY AND RETAILSTORE Cor. Main and Jefferson -'