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Joplin News Herald (Newspaper) - November 3, 1922, Joplin, Missouri Some People Marry Because They Hate to Go Around Alone and Others Get Divorces for the Same Reason THE WEATHER V Missouri and cloudiness followed by showers cpoler Arkansas and and Saturday probably rain colder JOPLIN NEWS Exclusive Day Dispatches of the Associated Press INAL EDITION 4 FIFTIETH 210 NOVEMBER PRICE THREE CEN1S V V After 5 Declare City Is Dry TIGHT FOR GAS RATE CUT WILL GOONSNAPP Mayor Engineers Testimony as to Valua tion of Companys Prop erty Here Hai Not End ed Hope for Alleged Hammer Slayer A Testifies Peggy Gaffee Beat Widow to Death jjfrop the the We have just started to That was the manner in which Mayor Snapp this morning described the statusof the rate fight between the city and the Joplin Gas Com Admitting that the city stir prised by action of chief engineer for tho state public service in a hearing here yesterday by Commissioners Hugh Mclndoo and on applications of the gas company for higher rates and of the city fol lower who filed a statement declaring tho value of the gas com panys property here to be about double what the city had expected him to Snapp declared ths city has by no means given up the Gives Reproduction of declared a statement filed yesterday by valuing the gas companys property at wns not included in a copy of a state ment filed several weeks which was sent tho city The 8th filed yesterday values the plant at reproduction values last In tho on file plant is valued at Hi explained that to represent original investment value of less depreciation up to July when Harrop and Ewing assistant commission com pleted an appraisement of the plant for the state t Even with tho higher appraise ment valuo of the testified to by Harrop the figures are below the figurescompiled by local em ployed by the gas company to ap praise its officials take hope for lower rates from that They also point out that In the past rates here had been fixed on an estimated value 1ixetL by the commission after the company had valued its plant at ap proximately Claims p At tbje hearing the gus company filed statements to tho ef fect that it lost in three months ending October Tho statement gave receipts at and disbursements at The company also filed a report for the year ending October based on tho 40cent rate now being paid by the company gas and the present retail rate of 70 cents a thousand Under this which now is in effect but which not in effect during the greater portion othe time represented in the the company intends to show that it would have lost The at the hearing which consumed ali of asks an increase of a thou sand feot to offset a similar rate put into effect by the Kansas Natural Gas from which the local company purchases its Italy Names Avezzano Ambassador to Associated N Romano Avezzano hus been appointed Italian ambassador to the United which post he formerly suc ceed Vittorio Roland re to advices received ZINC AND LEAD New Lead firm spot East Louis spot and nearby delivery Lead Spot futures Zinc spot futures Los fee wielded the hammer that beat the life out of Alberta Mea according given yesterday by CUira on trial for Meadows slaying Peggy Cnffee was tilestates star witness against Phillips and I was accredited with being the only eye witness alleged slaying by I J Phillips told of leading to the kilfing of Meadows alleged statement that she was preparing to run away with Armour husband ot the accused and of a fight that followed between her and and said thait when Mendows was getting the best the fight that Peggy Caffee rushed in with the Peggy came with the hammer and struck at Alberta and beat her with and everything went black before my was the dramatic of her Weepink and rubbing her eyes with a Phillips gave her version of events surround ing the It was alale of jealousy and al leged false ac cording to the defenses caused to go into a brain storm the day Meadows was beaten to death with a The defendant related hap penjngs on the Friday preceding the That her Armour ac cused her of spending the rtight with a man at Camp she said she denied this and asked Phillips who told Phil she replied it was Julian The next Phillips con she followed her husband to McElroys house vand there hoard him repeat the but declare Meadows was his in she told Phillips the charge was not that with Phillips at the who testified to the same effect earlier iii the also asserted she had made accusations against Phillips concerningNbis ac quaintance with She said members of Phillips and begged Ar Continued on Page JOHN JACOB ASTOR MAY TRANSFER MILLIONS FROM S TO ENGLAND 4 GALLONS OF BOOZE SEIZED 5 MEN TAKEN One Prisoner Breaks Bot tle on Way to Jail And Prospective Witnesses Are Called by Hine To JSmell 3 aad f remark made yesterday Major John Jacob who said1 I am transferring my from America to this was a big Hem of news in this mornings One headline read Astor millions coming By some it was assumed that the who brother 6f Viscount merely referred to his recent investment in Lord Northcliffes share of the London Times which he and Walter pur chased for more than but others gave the remark a more sensational Major who is contesting for a seat from Doverin the coming the statement in re plying to a heckler who inquired whether he was going to expose his own wealth to British New was much speculation in New York today over the reported announcement in t London yesterdayby Major John Jacob Astor thathe was transfer ring his wealth from America to The realty and personal holdings of the lato Baron William Waldorf Astor inthe United States totalled more than ac cording to a referees report filed March in supreme Of this vast in Major Astor participated with Vis oount his elder is represented in The property was conveyed to the two sons in trust in 1919 and the in come from that source is at In addition Major Astor was given outright by his father realty valued at more than Several pieces New York pro perty have been sold Major Astor in the past few but it is con sidered unlikely ho will dispose of all real estate in this but rather will transfer his income or personal property to PEOPLE CALLED UPON BY HARDING TO OBSERVE THANKSGIVING DAY Belief that they have dried up the wet that last month them no end of trouble through a large increase in the number of drunks in Avas expressed this morning by pollen following the arrest last night of five men in as many liquor raids a the confiscation of a still and a quarter gallons 6f corn The arrests bring the num ber of arrests this week under dry law charges to ten are await ing Bounty and federal officers iook part in trie and author ities this morning charges probably will be filed both circuit court and federal one will be unique in that it will the de struction of liquor after It rwill be filed in federal the j authorities and will bo the first of kind ever filed Witnesses Smell The charge will be filed against Len 48 years 1725 Wall who is alleged to have broken a pint bottle what police declare was corn whisky on the pavement at Fourth and Joplin streets while hplng taken to tho police station in a motor by Chief of Police Hlne returned to the spot with several who smelled the wet on the and whom Hine declares will testify the place unmlstakeably smelled like the Incident officers went to Chambers yhome and de clare they found a pint bottle partly filled with corn whisky in Chambers A charge of possessing In toxicants was filed against Cham bers in circuit Ho was re leased on bond and immediately was roarrested and is being held pend ing the filing of the federal Chambers was arrested October cm a charge of possession and sale of police they saw him make a sale at Fifth and streets from his hip was arrest ed at his at Belville at last night by Chief of Police Harry chief of police at Carl Junction Street Sergeant Charles Benton and Deputy Sheriff Frank the officers that the estate the nation pre sents very much to justify a nation wide most sincere testimony of gratitude for the bounty which has been bestowed President in the annual Thanksgiv ing proclamation issued calls upon the America people to ob serve November as a day of supplication and The text of the proclamation fol lows By the president of the United States of America v A proclamation In the beginning of our country the custom was established by the devout fathers of observing annually a day of thanksgiving for the boun ties and protection which Divine Providence had extended through out the It has come to be perhaps the most characteristic of our national observances and as the season approaches for its annual it is fitting formally to direct attention to this ancient in stitution of our people and call up on them again to unite in its appro priate The year which now approaches itsend has been marked in the ex perience of our nation a com plexity of trials and of and of achievements which we must regard as our in evitable portion in such epoch as that through which all mankind is As we surveythe exper ience of the passing twelve months we shall find that our estate presents very much to justify a nationwide and most testimony of grat itude for the bountyv which has been bestowed upon jThough we have lived in the tho hard con sequences of a great our country has been at peace and has been able to contribute toward the maintenance and perpetuation of peace in the We have seen the race of nmnkind make gratify ing propress on the wayto perman ent toward order and ed confidence in its high For tho Divine Guidancewhich has enabled us In growing fraternity with ojher to attain KO much progress for the bounteous yield wfiich has come to us from the re sources of our soil and our industry we owe 6ur trJbuto of gratitude and with it our acknowledgement of the duty and obligation to our own peo ple and to the the suf the distracted of other Let us In all humility acknowledge how great te our to the dence which has generously dealt with us and give assurance of to play a help Continued on Page Ghost of Girl He Once Loved Is Charged With in Marital Tangle the third corner of an eternal triangle here Is the ghost of a former sweet The spectral claims the wife in tho has to earth and is luring her husbands Continued on Page Two Baxter Youth Hurt In Football Game Baxter Earl Wallace 18 years ot and F 023 Grant died at 9 oclock last night after weeks The cause of death is attributed In directly to injuries to his at the received when playing ajunior In the Baxter Springs high school and a member of the football was first in jured October when his football NCjuad played at Ho attended school the week following and played with tho team In a game with the Pittsburg NormaT team here tast Af ter the game he complained that his head On the day following he took to his and since then had been In a semiconscious con Brown was born at and resided wtth his parents here for the lust seven Funeral arrangements have been pending information from love The couple has and on the of her story of spiritual BerthaLalim in petition ing the for separate mainte nancefroni Fred alleged host to the spirit Continued Page Two ASK RETAILERS CLOSE BUSINESS ARMISTICE DAY In compliance with number of requests the Chamber of Commerce today issued a call to all retailmer chttiits to meet at 5 oclock Monday afternoon at the Chamber of Com merce to take unified action upon the matter of closing retail business houses Armistice No vember Although thoro is a state law de claring November 11 a legal it is optional with merchants about closing their Banks will be closed all day Ar mistice day it was stated today by president of the Joplin Clearing House Holiday Hours at Postofflod The postoffico and station A will he open until 10 oclock in the morn After that hour ill windows will kc closed and a holiday given moiit of the One city mall delivery will be made in the morn Rural carrier service will not be Plans for the patriotic celebration are fast Tho Cliff marshal of the has reoeived word from many or ganizations stating intention to en ter floats In the patriotic It wns announced today thatythe Chamber of Commerce will decorate Its building and also enter a float in the CONTRACT FOR ROADTONEOSHO SOOJfTlTBt LET Contractwill bo let December 1 for extension state primary road from Tlpton Ford to it today by John Ma superintendent of the Joplin special rpad Two sets of Btnte highway com mission men are in tho field now making surveys and working on Malang It Is expected this bo completed in time for bids to bo advertised for by the middle of this Although will bo let December construction may not begin immediately after JMa lang Time of starting will be subject to secuHns rightofway f of cost of the The extension covers a strip of road about nine miles When it is Neosho and Joplin will be connected by a continuous concrete Germany Seeks Loan To Stabilize Mark German according to a Central News sion to negotiate a foreign loan of Aggies Reach Tiger Camp for Grid Battle Kan sas State Agricultural College foot toll squad which will meet the Uni versity of Missouri team hero to morrow arrived hero today and was scheduled to tnke a short workout on Rollins field this The Tigers practically finished their preparation for the AKKIO game yesterday with a long workout on They will be given only a signal drill Kucrctl Heart Xun Anne 68 years a Sa cred Heart died last night at has decided to ask the tho Academy of the Sacred Heart reparations commission for permis Sho was reared at Leaven whore her sister also gold marks for the pur a nun and two of hqr nieces ar pose of stabilizing the OFFICERS FIRE ON BANDITS AS THEY FLEE WITH LOOT Jack Veteran Missouri Arid Pal Walk Info Trap at Wittenberg After Plans Are Tipped With Revolvers Clutched in Hands Letters Re By t ho Aosociatod the quail veteran Missouri train andHarvey former railroad were shot and killed early today by offi cers after they had robbed a mail car on a southbound Frisco passenger The stolen about 100 registered was Memphis division have been guard Six postoffice three Frisco agents and two deputy sher of Scott county were waiting near the of the which had been anticipated through previous watching of Kennedys Kennedy and companions were making for their automobiles with thn stolen mall when oroclered to hnlt by the The bandits reached for their to jthe and the latter opened Inspector Bob Ward of jvho was In charge of the party of Stated the bodiea of the two robbers were found with revolvers clutched Intheir A coroners Jury held an inquest before daylight and returned a verdict of justifiable Clerks TJhod Against 1 Describing the inspectors said that Kennedy and his pal stop ped the number 805 running from Louis to at Seventy a station 7 Vi miles north of Kennedys pnl cut the mall and express from the rest of tho Tho engineer and fire man were ordered off tho locomotive find who is said to have had railroad drovo the two cars down tho track several in this Stopping the tfie two bandits en tered the mail Tho three clerks were lined up against the of the Kennedy inspected the taking severnl pouches to the cab of the The locomotive then was detached from the two and Kennedy and his companion rode to About 150 ynvdu from tho local tho two Jumped from tho engine which was left running wild and stopped on an upgrade some distance be where they leaped from tiia running engine was their automobile and concealed In tho brush along tho right of way wore the Inspector Ward shouted the com mand to There was a bright and tho accord Ing to were seen to reach for their Several of tho of ficers opened fire once and the bandits Kennedy has a record of seven train robberies within three had served twelve years In he MlHwourJ penitentiary for tho latest ofvthose He has been at liberty since 1912 and his movements for the last several weeks have been under constant Frisco trains on the Louis ed especially for several Post office inspector Fred Reuter neuter explained that several weeks ago Postoffice inspector Hoy North rap into Kennedy near Mem phis and learned that he was mak ing frequent trips on the Fris co from Memphis to points In north ern Arkansas and was looking about tho towns in that section as If he planrling a train robbery and1 a subsequent Decided to Watch Jfight It was decided that the train to watch was the night train from Louis to whichfrequently carried considerable amounts of The inspectors learned yestetday that Kennedy and Logan had gone from Cape Girardeau to neuter and they kept a watch on the automobile in which tha ban dits were The inspectors said they had no way of estimating the amount of mqney in the letters which the rob bers and the reports that tho amount ran as high as to be unfounded The men in the party which nwait and shot the robbers were Post office Inspectors Roy Wasson and Flora special Morris and Seits of the Frisco Railroad and John Scott and John deputy sheriffs of Scott The rob liery and killing occurred In Perry Jefferson who was shot to death parly was confined in the penitentiary here from 1900 to 1012 following his conviction Jn Wright county on a charge of train Ho was given a seventeen year but was released In twelve years because of good Ken nedy was 30 years old when received at the Kennedys quail hunt er resulted from ills having told officers who arrested him on a train robbery charge that he was going ltuiil prison officials Ken one of tho two robbers early today at af ter they had looted a mail car on the is believed by postoffice department officials to have been implicated in the holdup of a Nnsh vllle and Montgomery Railroad mail train at on the night of August Detective Was Placed in Bandit Gang and He Kept Officers Posted 0 bandits planned to make their escape nedy WUH a professional and knew Ills wiia tho comment made Rere this morning by Frisco special agents regarding the train robbery at Wittenberg last In the opinion of the Frisco op Kennedy waited for disor ders to develop over the Frisco lines as a result of tho present strike of railway He kept himself well posted regarding dynamite plots and other unusual incidents which have occurred from time to time at various points over the Of ficers believe that Kennedy was of the opinion that the robbery would never be accredited to professional bandits if he and members of his gang succeeded in making their es The plans of the bnndlts were so well laid that the train would be In nt a point where there was little chance for interference the part of officers of the Tele graph lines were vo be cut and the into the hill the vicinity of Cape Kennedy had spent several weeks in the vicinity of Cape and Wittenberg1 scouting1 the hills and marking every cave and hollow with the trained eye of one who has beforeevaded the farreaching arm of the He waj certain that his plans would not miscarry difficulty he would have little throwing off since the burden of evidence probably point in the direction of innocent no plan is so well that there is not a slip and postal inspector of received a did tip come and who gave it That Isa question that can be answered by none but Ward himself and probabilities are that it will never be With this Information in his possession Ward immediately Informed Sam Allender and Continued on Page Two
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